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        While the Billy Boils

      Sydney:: Angus & Robertson,. 1896.. First edition, 'Fourth Thousand'. Hardcover. Very good condition. Signed presentation copy "to J. H. Simpson from Henry Lawson, Mangamaunu, New Zealand, 28/6/97". Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922) Australian short story writer and poet was an inspiration to many through his example of surmounting grinding difficulties. He resided in Mangamaunu for only six months. First Edition, 4th thousand title which was offered to the public in October 1896. This volume includes his well respected short story 'The Drover's Wife'; after a harrowing trip through drought stricken New South Wales in 1892 he wrote 'The Bush Undertaker,' also included here. The pressure of sales and the production delays had evidently caused publisher Robertson to engage a new printer to cope with the demand (Paul Eggert, Biography of a Book: Henry Lawson's "While the Billy Boils"). Small 8vo, xi, 333pp, 16pp of ads, teg. B&w plates. Green cloth w/ gold stamping on spine. With bookplate of Christopher Clark Geest at front paste down. OCLC: 154280213.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Croquis Parisiens, les plaisirs du Dimanche à travers les rues. Illustrations directes d'après nature de Gervais-Courtellemont.

      Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin, Lib.-Imp. réunies, sd 1896 - Grand in-folio, tiré à 250 exemplaires sur vélin à la forme (n°74), signé par l'auteur et l'illustrateur; faux-titre, justification, titre général en rouge et noir orné d'une photogravure, titre illustré de la première partie "Les Plaisirs du Dimanche: la Pêche, Sur l'herbe, dans Paris", viii, xi, vi, titre de la seconde partie "A travers les Rues: La fleur des rues, Cochers, Autour des marchés, Pauvres gens" avec illustration teintée, viii, vi, iv, v; nombreuses et charmantes photographies de Gervais-Courtellemont reproduites en photogravure. En feuillets dans la chemise d"éditeur en toile écrue, illustrée en bleu et argent sur le plat supérieur, gardes florales, attaches de ruban bleu. Plats légèrement frottés avec quelques petites taches et salissures sans gravité, bel état intérieur sans aucune rousseur. Très belle impression en gros caractères, avec les touchantes photographies de Gervais-Courtellemont superbement reproduites et fondues dans le texte. Depuis la vignette de titre jusqu'aux bandeaux et lettrines, en passant par les photographies des Parisiens à la pêche et le spectacle des rues, un album débordant de charme et de poésie. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        STIKHOTVORENIJA

      Moscow, 1896. - Cloth. original wrappers. Fragile paper. Yudin/Congress. Not in Kilgour.( Russian ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rosenbad Antique Books]
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        THE HERMIT OF SISKIYOU, or THE TWICE-OLD MAN

      Crescent City, CA: Office of Crescent City, 1896. First edition. Hard Cover. Good +. 12mo. Original light grey stamped cloth with gilt title. Cloth rubbing, Front hinge started. Front endpaper chipped at corner. Rear endpaper missing. Overall all good, sound example. This 19th-century Northern California imprint is a long doggerel poem, but with one very interesting feature: it is the first mention in book form of the legend of the Big Foot (Sasquatch): "You have seen and heard the story, too, / Of how, upon Mount Siskiyou / Was seen an ape, or spook, or tramp / In region near the happy camp some years gone by— / That was of stature taller than / The ordinary height of man / Who fed on berries, roots and grouse, / And from whose eye / There gleamed the fierceness of the beast..." (37). The appendix reprints a newspaper account of the Bigfoot sighting, possibly the only place this account survives (we find no holdings anywhere). Only an 1884 Canadian newspaper account of Sasquatch precedes. According to census records, Musick (1844-1919) was a miner. Interestingly, his daughter Irene is listed as a printer. OCLC locates about 20 copies, almost all on the west coast, but rare in trade.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Mitteleuropas. 3. Aufl. (= Jubiläums-PRACHTAUSGABE), Hrsg. von Carl R. Hennicke.

      Gera-Untermhaus, Köhler, 1896-1905. - Folio (ca. 40 x 30 cm). Zusammen über 4.100 S. u. 449 Tafeln, 439 davon in Farbe (Chromolithographie). Schöne Pracht-Ausgabe dieses Grundlagenwerks von Johann Andreas Naumann in Halbleder. - Nur 2 Bände sind stärker beschädigt. Die 449 Tafeln sind (bis auf nur eine, die Tafel 1 in Bd. VI) alle sehr gut erhalten. Die meisten Tafeln haben noch das Schutzpapier eingelegt. Nur wenige Farbtafeln sind am vom Schutzpapier nicht bedeckten weißen Rand ganz minimal gebräunt. - Die Abbildungen selbst sind immer sehr schön. Der kräftige Farbauftrag bei den Lithographien macht jede der 439 Farbtafeln zu einem Gemälde. - // - Eine DETAILLIERTE BESCHREIBUNG (Inhalt, einzelne Seitenzahlen, Abbildungen, Zustand) der einzelnen Bände sende ich jederzeit GERNE UND für Sie völlig UNVERBINDLICH. - // - DABEI: 3 Verlagsveröffentlichungen: 1) Werbung vom Ende September 1903 (8°. 1 Bl.) für Subskribenten, die darauf hinweist, dass seine "Hoheit der Herzog Friedrich von Anhalt die Widmung der Jubiläums-Prachtausgabe gnädigst angenommen hat!" die Käufer werden um Einsendungen ihrer Daten an den Verlag gebeten, damit sie am Schluss des 1. Bandes [diese erschien 1904 als letzter der 12 Bände] richtig genannt werden. // 2) Vorläufige "Erste Liste der Empfänger des Neuen Naumann, wie die ornithologische Welt die Jubiläums-Prachtausgabe [das ist unsere Ausgabe] in 150 Lieferungen à 1 M. getauft hat!" (2°. 1 Bl., 2 S.) // 3) Werbung für ein ornithologisches Werk von W. Schlüter (Halle), dass ab 1905 in Lieferungen erscheinen soll. Es ist als Ergänzung des "Neuen Naumann" gedacht. (4°. 1 Bl.) - Nur dieser Werbezettel ist etwas fleckig u. mit kleinem Einriss, die anderen Beilagen sind sehr gut. - Wegen Übergewicht bei VERSAND ins AUSLAND bitte Porto erfragen (in D kostenlos). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 30550 OHLdr. mit Lederecken. Mit goldgeprägt. Titel u. Bandzahl a. Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Badende Jungen (Badende Knaben, Boys Bathing). Original-Radierung von Max Liebermann.

      . Motivgröße 23,7 x 29,3 cm. Blattformat 31 x 40,5 cm. Die Radierung ist typographisch im unteren linken Rand bezeichnet mit: "Original-Radierung von Max Liebermann". Gedruckter Titel mittig unterhalb der Radierung ", Badende Jungen". Im rechten unteren Plattenrand mit Druckvermerk "Druck der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst in Wien". Die Radierung erschien in "Die Graphischen Künste" Jahrgang XX Heft 1 von 1896. Verso mit Montagespuren. Vorderseite mit dem angeklebten Original-Seidenpapier zum Schutz der Graphik. Blattränder minimal nachgedunkelt, sonst sehr guter Zustand.. Max Liebermann (Berlin 1847 - 1935 Berlin). Werkverzeichnis Schiefler 43/II/b/2

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Elke Rehder]
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        Original Watercolour View of Florence, Titled]: San Miniato and Porta St. Nicholo - Florence. March 1896.

      1896 - March 1896. Watercolour and pencil on paper, ca. 25x35,5 cm (10x14 in). Mounted on cardboard, with a manuscript caption on the lower margin. A very good bright watercolour. This attractive watercolour view of Florence shows the embankment of the Arno with the medieval city gate Porta San Niccolo in the centre and the famous staircase leading to the basilica of San Miniato al Monte. The scene shows people and carriages crossing the central square where the gate stands (modern Piazza Giuseppe Poggi), several fishermen working on the low bank of the Arno; with distant city hills covered with cypresses and houses, and the silhouettes of the Apenninesto in the background. "Built in the 1320s, the best preserved of the city's medieval gates still stands sentinel on the banks of the Arno. Behind it, a monumental staircase designed by Giuseppe Poggi winds its way up towards Chiesa di San Miniato al Monte" (Lonely Planet about Porta San Niccolo). "San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain) is a basilica in Florence, central Italy, standing atop one of the highest points in the city. It has been described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany and one of the most beautiful churches in Italy" (Wikipedia). The artist, George Huntley Gordon, an officer of the British Indian Army and a participant of the First Mahsud or Waziri Expedition on the North-West Frontier (1860).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION (37 VOLUMES RANGING FROM 1896 THRU 1957) (YEARS INCLUDE 1896, 1903, 1909, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957)

      Smithsonian Institution. Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 30%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1896-1957. Hardcover. 37 volumes include 1896, 1903 (2) , 1909, 1916, 1917, 1918 (2) , 1919, 1920, 1921 (2) , 1923 (2) , 1924 (2) , 1925 (2) , 1926 (3) , 1927 (2) , 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957. Green cloth covers have light wear to corners and caps. A couple of the oldest volumes have heavy wear Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. .

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        Framed Display! Napoleon and his army in 1800 at the foot of the Alps! Superb Pellerin Imagerie d? Épinal brilliantly hand painted woodcut of ?Passage du Mont Saint-Bernard?

      n.p., c. 1896 "?Passage du Mont Saint-Bernard? pochoir, 21.5? x 17? overall, image 20? x 12.5?. Framed to 28.5? x 24.5?. Pochoir is a refined stencil-based technique employed to create prints or to add color to pre-existing prints. It was most popular from the late 19th century. The pochoir process, characterized by its crisp lines and brilliant colors, produces images that have a freshly printed or wet appearance. Frame needs touching up; print in apparent fine condition. Lengthy caption in French. In part, ?May 17, 1800 BONAPARTE, Commander-in-Chief of the French army, arrived at the foot of the Alps. the vanguard, commanded by general Lannes, and soon after the bulk of the army starts moving ...?"

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Yokosuga, "An Bord Kreuzer Matsushima", 25. XI. 1896.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den namentlich nicht genannten Musikkritiker und Schriftsteller Ludwig Rellstab (1799-1860): "Meinen besten Dank für Ihren Schreiben [!] vom 16. Oktober 96 aus Kiel, den [!] ich eben erhielt, hat mich sehr erfreut. Zugleich danke ich für Ihren [!] Gratulation zu meinem Geburtstage. In Ihrem Briefe, höre ich, daß Sie eine neue Wohnung gemiethet habe[n], wird wahrscheinlich hübsch sein [...] Bei uns ist es nichts besonders neues, aber Pr[inz?] Yamashina ist neulich Kapitän-Leutnant geworden! [...] Morgen gehen Wir nach Shinagowa [...] Dann gehen wir nach Etosin[?] wo unsere Marine Schule ist [...] Bitten [!] glüsen [!] Sie Ihren [!] Frau Gemahlin und Söhne von mir [...]". - Ludwig Rellstab hatte auf ausgedehnten Studienreisen Goethe, Jean Paul, August Wilhelm Schlegel, E. M. Arndt, J. P. Hebel und Beethoven aufgesucht, war 1825 nach Berlin zurückgekehrt und betätigte sich als Schriftsteller, Librettist (u. a. "Dido", Musik von Bernhard Klein, Uraufführung 1823), Übersetzer und Kritiker und zählte als erster ständiger Musik- und Opernreferent der "Vossischen Zeitung" von 1826 bis 48 zu den einflußreichsten Kritikern Berlins. Auf ihn zurück geht die Namensgebung "Mondscheinsonate" für Beethovens Klaviersonate op. 27; einige seiner Gedichte wurden von Franz Schubert vertont (darunter etwa "Leise flehen meine Lieder").

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        NOTES SUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ARTISTIQUE .- LES MAITRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ( 2 Ouvrages )

      Gauthier - Villars.- / Simonis Empis , Éditeur, Paris - 1896 - NOTES SUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ARTISTIQUE . texte et illustrations par C. Puyo.- 1896 - Illustré .- Avec 11 planches .- 50 pp avec illustrations in texte .- Couvertures conservées . LES MAÎTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE .- Simonis Empis Editeur .- Avec 29 gravures par Bergon , Bucquet , Demachy , Le Begue , Lemoine et Puyo.-. Impressions de Dreger Frères.- Edition limité , exemplaire sur papier Couche .-Couverture conservée .- Demi maroquin bleu à coins , dos lisse orné , filets sur les plats , tête dorée .- Couvertures illustrées conservées .-infimes rousseurs marginales .- Très bel exemplaire . very fine .- Size: In 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A hand-book to the order Lepidoptera - Complete in 5 Volumes. Series; Lloyd's natural history

      London : Edward Lloyd (1896-1897) - Physical description; 5 v. : color illustrated ; 19cm. Contents; 1. Butterflies, Vol. I -- 2. Butterflies, Vol. II - 3. Butterflies (concluded). -Hesperiidae. Moths, part I -- 4. Moths, part II -- 5. Moths, part III. Subjects; Butterflies. Lepidoptera - Handbooks, manuals, etc. Moths. Lepidoptera - Great Britain. Other names; Sharpe, Richard Bowdler 1847-1909. Near fine copies all in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pasteur. Histoire d'un Esprit [ Livre dédicacé par l’auteur ]

      Imprimerie Charaire et Cie 1896 - E.O. 1 vol. grand in-8 relié demi-chagrin maroquin havane, dos à 5 nerfs dorés, double filet doré en mors et coins, couv. cons., Imprimerie Charaire et Cie, Sceaux, 1896, 400 pp. Edition originale enrichie d'un envoi de l'auteur. Bon exemplaire (petits frott. et qq. rouss.) de cette oeuvre classique sur l'oeuvre de Pasteur, écrit et dédicacé par son successeur à la tête de l'Institut Pasteur en 1895. "Although also virtually devoid of scholarly apparatus, this book provides a lucidly brilliant and critical analysis of Pasteur's work by one of his most celebrated students. Illuminated by a prescient historiography, it remains one of the most impressive and perceptvie books ever written on the development of a scientist's thought" (DSB, X, 414) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tares & poisons. Perversion et perversité sexuelles

      Paris: Georges Carré, 1896. ril mezza pelle (half-leather binding). Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Une enquete médicale sur l'inversion. Notes et documents. Le roman d'un inverti-né. Le procés Wilde. La guérison et la prophylaxie de l'inversion par le Dr Laupts. Préface par Emile Zola Dorso con nervi e titolo inciso Piccole abrasioni al risguardo per asportazione di ex libris. Buon esemplare, dagli interni ottimi, con normale patina del tempo

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        Signed Thackeray letter (ALS) with Notes for Speech at Dinner October 11, 1855 by W.M. Thackeray on Eve of His Departure to America

      Private Philadelphia, PA 1896 - First Edition. Signed by Author, Very Good/ No Jacket as Issued, Original Boards. This is an extraordinarily rare offering. The book itself was rare at the moment that it was printed in 1896. There were only forty copies privately printed. The book is in its original boards which show general aging. The front pastedown of the book has two plates attached. One for the Zamorano Club in Los Angeles California and one ownership plate for a William F. Gable. This book also contains a letter to actor William Macready who was a friend of Thackerays. The occasion of Mr. Thackeray heading for America germinated this literary gathering and dinner. Charles Dickens was the "Chairman" of the meeting. There were sixty places set and exactly sixty people sat down. They were the literary society of England at that time and this publication is important not just literarily but historically. First, The Book: As mentioned above the book is in drab tan and offwhite boards. It is unpaginated and full quarto in size. Every single page has a protective guard that is full size and is heavier than normal tissue guards. They are just a lighter paper stock than the text itself. The book shows external aging with some soiling. The lettering on the spine is still present and readable and the spine shows wear as well. The textblock is very clean and there is no foxing. There is a small fully closed tear to the ffep of about 1 1/2". The presentation case is custom designed and executed for this particular copy of the book. Remember there were only forty copies. The case is made of the highest quality red leather and it is lined with silk moire. There is 23kt gold lettering on the case and the sole detraction of the case is a slight dime-sized depression just over the word "notes" on the front of the case. The case is full clamshell and will protect this fine offering for generations. This book comes with a letter that was personally written and signed by Thackeray. It is in very fine condition and was written in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thackeray had two handwritings over the course of his life. He had a sloping hand which is very well seen in the body of the letter. He also had an "upright" hand which we can see in in his writing of the address. So in this one example we have samples of both of this author's different styles of penmanship. The content of the note is a very courteous decline of an invitation from a friend in Scotland. Basically he says that he is running out of time in that country and otherwise he would find it very pleasurable to accept the invitation. It is a very, very fine example of a hand-penned letter by a great Victorian novelist. I apologize for the length of this description but there was a lot to tell you about. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions regarding this beautiful Antiquarian offering. We are pleased to send pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shapes in the Fire

      John Lane, London 1896 - First British Edition, First Issue, with catalog at rear dated 1896. In light brown decorative cloth boards, spine titles gilt, red decorations and title front board and red key decoration spine and rear board along with 1896 date. Pagination error on title page, 26 pages of ads at rear. A Very Good copy. Small booksellers sticker bottom edge rear pastedown, that of J.L. McCallum, Surrey. About 1/4" of cloth loss at head of spine, not affecting title. Contents are clean, tight, and free of any foxing whatsoever. Edges of pages just starting to brown SCARCE in the true British First Edition and in quite collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama [Complete (8) Volume Set]

      Selmar Hess, New York, New York, U.S.A. 1896 - Complete (8) Volume Set. 1896. Book description: 1/4 dark brown leather hardbound and corner caps, brown pebble grain faux leather boards, gilt title over ribbed spine cover and front boards, volume number and alphabetical listing at heel of each volume, full red tinted leaf edges, color and black/white plates with captioned tissue guards. Dimensions: 11 3/4"x 9 1/2"x 1 1/8" each volume. Book condition: Very good; rubbing of book extremities and minor board surface scratches, strong square spines and hinges, sunned upper leaf edge, clean bright illustration and text pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marie Corelli : works [18-volume set]

      London : Methuen, 1896-1908, 1896, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Various editionsVery good copies bound in contemporary 1/2 red leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. All edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Spine covers sun-toned. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 18v. ; 19cm. Summary: Set of 17 volumes of Marie Corelli's novels and 1 volume of short stories. Contents: [1] Cameo : short stories (1st collected ed., 1896) --[2] The soul of Lilith (1897, 9th ed.) --[3] Ziska (1897, 1st ed.) --[4] The murder of Delicia (1899, new and cheaper ed.) --[5] A Romance of Two Worlds (1899, 19th ed.) --[6] The Sorrows of Satan (1899, 40th ed.) --[7] Wormwood: A Drama of Paris (1900, 10th ed.) --[8] Thelma (1900, 23rd edition) --[9] Vendetta (1900, 16th ed.) --[10] Barabbas (1900, 35th ed.) --[11] The Master-Christian (1900, 1st ed.) --[12] The mighty atom (95th thousand) --[13] Ardath (1900, 12th ed.) --[14] Temporal power (1902, 1st ed.) --[15] The tresure of heaven (1907, 4th impression) --[16] Boy: a sketch (1907, 10th ed.) --[17] Holy orders (1908, 1st ed.) --[18] God's good man (1908, 13th ed.). Subjects: Marie Corelli -- Collected works -- English novels -- English literature -- English fiction.

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        Men and Women of the Century - Being A Collection of Portraits and Sketches By Mr. Rudolph Lehmann

      George Bell & Sons, London, England, 1896, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, LimitedW. Y. F. F. 1897, printed to front. This edition consists of 500 copies. 78 photogravure plates. List of portraits from Church and State; Literature and Drama; Science; Painting and Sculpture; Music. Reproduced and printed by the Swan Engraving Company, London. Introduction by H.C. Marillier. Red cloth rubbed and marked. Gilt page edges. Frontispiece and tissue guard loose along with first 10 portraits have separated in one bulk section. Foxing to endpapers. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper dated 1898. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Rare & Collectible::Rare & Collectible; Antiques & Collectables; Art. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 146949.

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        IN THE DORIAN MOOD

      John Lane, London 1896 - Spine darkened but clear with tiny tear in cloth at top, corners slightly rubbed, four small scuff marks on front board [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through the Subarctic Forest. A Record of a Canoe Journey from Fort Wrangel to the Pelly Lakes and down the Yukon River to the Behring Sea.

      London / New York, Edward Arnold, 1896,. in-8vo, frontispiece + XIV + 295 p. + 16 p. (catalogue), illustrated + 2 folding maps, small legacy stamp 'Guggisberg', original publisher's brown pictorial clothbound, light wear at spine ends and corners. Fine copy.. Warburton Pike (1861-1915) was a British explorer of British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Typed Letter Signed with two original sketches

      New York 1896 - American architect and partner in the firm of McKim, Meade & White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. He designed many structures for the rich and famous as well as several New York City landmarks. White was shot to death by millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw in 1906 at the age of 52. 1 page on "McKim, Meade & White" letterhead, 10.25 x 8 inches, New York City, March 9, 1896. Written to Melville E. Stone, Treasurer of the Eugene Field Monument Committee, in full: "In answer to your letter of March 26th. It will give me great pleasure to design the cover for the Monument Souvenir Edition of Eugene Field's of field flowers. Do I understand from you that the lettering of the cover will be as follows? Kindly advise me if you wish any change made." White then proceeds to draw two preliminary sketches of what he intended the binding and cover of the souvenir book edition to look like. Note: Melville E. Stone was the founder of the "Chicago Daily News" and had hired Eugene Field as a writer for that publication. Upon Field's death in 1895, Stone set forth a campaign whereby he raised thousands of dollars for the purpose of erecting an extravagant monument in his friend's memory, which was eventually be placed in the Chicago vicinity. The book "Field Flowers: Monument Edition" was released in 1896 and coincided with the inauguration of the campaign to raise funds for the eventual monument. Natural folds; staple holes near the upper left corner; several small inkblots near the date. Very good(-) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        An Outcast of the Islands.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Chip to head of spine, scratches to upper board, contents lightly toned in the margins. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Jewish State: An Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish Question

      David Nutt, London, 1896, Paperback, Book Condition: Fair, First English EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, pp (xii) 102, [1 ad]. First English edition of Der Judenstaat, published in German in the same year. "Let the sovereignty be granted us over a portion of the globe large enough to satisfy the reasonable requirements of a nation; the rest we shall manage for ourselves." - from page 25. Moderate external soiling. Above-average external wear with a variety of small chips from and short openings to the thin paper covers. Short openings along central fore-edge of many pages. Binding intact. Prior owner's details in pencil, dated 1896, atop half-title page, otherwise unmarked. A sound copy of this profoundly influential work.

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        Collection of America's Radio Wizard

      Circa 1920s - 1930s. A collection of ephemera and photographs relating to Maurice J. Francill (1896-1974), "America's Radio Wizard," who traveled the country in the 1920s and 1930s giving exhibitions of his radio control technology on cars, trains, boats, and various industrial machinery. The group of items include more than a dozen photos of Francill's exhibitions, along with assorted broadsheets, flyers, handbills, press releases, and newspaper clippings concerning his traveling demonstrations. Further details available upon request. .

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        Mansfield Park - A Ranting Young Man

      (England 1896 - Pen and ink drawing with water colour wash on paper 10-1/5 x 5-1/4 inches images area. matted, overall size 17 x 12-1/2. Signed "AH . 96" at lower edge. Depicts a "Beau Brummel" type young man flailing his arms about with an open book on the floor. Hugh Thomson was born in Ireland in 1860, but moved to London in 1883 and had his greatest popularity in England after 1900. He died in 1920. He illustrated popular works of fiction such as Silas Marner and The Pickwick Papers and many of the Highways and byways series of guidebooks to England's counties. Glued to thick cardboard, one small brown spot upper left, else fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Clan Donald. Three volumes

      Inverness: The Northern Counties. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover of volume II heavily rubbed and with edge wear. Inner hinges of two volumes cracked. Closed running tear to folding frontis plate of volume I. Occasional off-setting - contents otherwise clean and tight. Teg - remaining edges uncut. 1896. First Edition. Half green hardback cloth cover on gilt illustrated burgundy cloth boards. 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7"). xxviii, 570pp; xxx, 796pp;xxiv, 666pp. Full page b/w plates with tissue guards. Signed by a member of the Macdonald clan: 'Ronald Macdonald' inscribed on the feps and half title pages. .

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        Small Wars. Their Principles and Practice

      London: HMSO, , 1896. Small octavo (186 × 117 mm) Contemporary black half skiver on matching pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, gilt supralibros, edges sprinkled red. 12 plans on 8 sheets, 3 of them folding. A little rubbed, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, book plate of the Staff College, Camberley, to the front pastedown, their ink stamp to the front free endpaper, light toning, but a very good copy. First edition of the British Army's first text-book of counter insurgency. Callwell served in the Anglo-Transvaal War of 1881, and again in South Africa, 1899-1902, but his reputation is "as a skilled theorist and, predominantly, as a staff officer." He wrote on a range of subjects, mainly strategic and tactical, and was the series editor of the highly-rated "Campaigns and their Lessons" series for Constable, but this, his first published work issued by HMSO as an official manual, is perhaps his most influential. Examining British experiences in Asia and Africa, in campaigns including the Zulu War, the Sudan Expeditions, and frontier fighting in India, with a vignette on the French in Indochina, he draws lessons for conflicts "in all parts of the world where organised armies are struggling against opponents who will not meet them in the open field." (Introduction) Small Wars… "firmly established his reputation as the army's foremost expert on colonial warfare, and was also translated into French… It remained a standard textbook on the subject for the British army up to the Second World War and, in the view of several historians, established his credentials as the founding father of modern counter-insurgency." It was reprinted on numerous occasions, remaining in print as a facsimile, but this first edition, issued in a run of just 1,000 copies as a manual for the studious soldier is uncommon indeed.

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        Autograph Letter Signed]

      Westgate on Sea: , 1896. - A Louis Wain Autograph Letter Signed"My Dear Child, your very delicious letter comes upon me in the midst of a long spell of difficult work "WAIN, Louis. [Autograph Letter Signed] To Miss Jessie Sharples. Westgate on Sea, Kent: Jan. 25, [18]96.Two pages folded, on paper headed 5 Beaufort Buildings, Strand, W.C."Bendigo, Westgate on Sea, Kent. To Miss Jessie Sharples. Jan 25, 96My Dear Child, your very delicious letter comes upon me in the midst of a long spell of difficult work which may keep me employed for some time, therefore I must ask you to look out for a reply & a little sketch some time in the future, & if you do not hear, --- well I shall always be glad of a reminder from such a quaint pen. Believe me. Yours very SincerelyLouis Wain"In 1895, the Wains moved from 16 Adrian Square to 7 Collingwood Terrace, part of Westgate Bay Avenue; Sir William [Ingram] named the terrace after his son Collingwood. Number 7 was a large corner house; later they moved to number 10, a smaller house further up the terrace, away from Margate. Louis Wain named both houses after the famous prizefighter (William Thompson 1811-1880, nicknamed Bendigo) whose reputation he so admired." (Dale, p.33)

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        Technik und Verwertung der Röntgen'schen Strahlen im Dienste der ärztlichen Praxis und Wissenschaft.

      - Halle, Verlag von Wilhelm Knapp, 1896, 8°, IV, (2), 146 pp., mit 29 Abb. und 5 Taf., feiner Halbleinenband mit eigebundener orig. Broschur; St.a.Tit. Sehr seltene Erste Ausgabe dieses frühen Röntgenbuchs von Oskar Büttner, Spezialarzt für Nervenkrankheiten und Elektrotherapie und dem Spezialarzt für Chirurgie und Orthopädie Kurt Müller aus Erfurt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar for 1897

      [The Century Co.], [New York] 1896 - Original buff, wire-stitched self wrappers. A reissue of the 1894 Calendar, and perhaps even scarcer. At least, WorldCat locates only a single copy at the University of Texas, whereas it locates 14 copies of the 1894 Calendar. Auction records of the last twenty years seem to support this ratio. The inner blank margin of the penultimate leaf has been repaired, and the final two leaves have been archivally reattached. There is some splitting to the joint and some crinkling to the paper, but a Good copy of an exceedingly scarce Twain item. BAL 3439 [for the 1894 issue].

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        Photographisches Archiv - 20 Arbeiten zur Einführung der Röntgenstrahlen.

      - Liesegang's photograph. Archiv, 37. - Düsseldorf, Ed. Liesegang's Verlag, 1896, 8°, VIII, 384 pp., Abb., Sehr frühe Abhandlung über die "Stereoskopische Röntgentypie" nach Mach in Deutschland und erste mir bekannte veröffentlichte Stereoskopische Aufnahme nach Mach! - "Eine andere technische Verbesserung aus den ersten Monaten nach der Entdeckung der Röntgenstrahlen war die der stereoskopischen Röntgenaufnahmen die von dem Deutschen Dr. Fromm (Juni 1896) und von dem Amerikaner Elihu Thomson (14.März 1896) erstmal im März 1896 beschrieben wurden. Zu gleicher Zeit arbeitete auch der der Österreicher Mach an Versuchen, stereoskopischen Röntgenaufnahmen zu machen. Diese Technik gewann in kurzer Zeit viele Anhänger und wurde schon früh zu der Methode ausgebaut, die heute noch im Gebrauch ist." Glaser p.261 - Die am 1.August 1896 als Beilage nachgereichte "Steresocopische Röntgentypie" Tafel zeigt zwei Mäuse. - Ferner neben den anderen zahlreichen Arbeiten zum Thema sind die "Studien über Röntgenstrahlen" von J. Gaedicke in der die Vorzüge der "Kahlbaum'schen Leuchtschirme" mit ihren auf 1/10 reducierten Belichtungszeiten durch die "Aufnahme einer injicirten (!) Kinderhand nach dem Röntgen'schen Verfahren von Prof. dr. P. Czermak" aufs deutlichste vorgeführt werden." - Arbeiten zur Frühgeschichte der Röntgenstrahlen in diesem selten Band aus der Bibliothek des Hrsg. R. Ed. Liesegang: - 1.: Ein neues Gebiet der Photographie (pp.17-19) (R.Ed.Liesegang). - 2.: Die Entdeckung des Professors Röntgen (pp.19-21) (R.Ed.Liesegang). - 3.: Photographisches Mosaik: Die Medicin (Röntgen'sche Erfindung) (pp.39-40) (R.Ed.Liesegang). - 4.: Lenard's Versuche (pp.41-42, 1 Abb). (R.Ed.Liesegang). - 5.: Boltzmann, Ludwig: Röntgens neue Strahlen (pp.43-46). - 6.: Die Photographie mit Röntgen'schen Strahlen (pp.55-58) (A.Hm.). - 7.: .die Wirkung der Strahlen auf das Bromsilber eine secundäre (p.60) (R.E.Lg.). - 8.: Czermak, Paul: Zu den Versuchen mit den Röntgen'schen Strahlen (pp.67-72, 2 Taf. Eine mit einer Aufnahme von Dr. P. Czermak einer Hand und eine zweite Tafel mit der Aufnahme eines Frosches nach dem Röntgen'schen Verfahren). - 9.:Mit Hilfe der Röntgen'schen Strahlen (pp.75-76). - 10.: Röntgen-Photographie (pp.100-101). - 11.: Phosphorescenz-Photographie (pp.104-195) (R.E.Lg.). - 12.: Über einige Eigenschaften der Röntgen'schen Strahlen (pp.125-127) (R.Ed.Lg.). - 13.: Gaedicke, J.: Studien über Röntgenstrahlen (pp.147-154, 2 Abb. (Aufnahme von P. Czermak einer injicirten (Kontrastmittel) Kinderhand, Mai 1896). - 14.: Czermak, Paul: Stereoscopbilder mit Röntgen Strahlen (pp.163-166, 2 Abb. und einer Beilage: Zwei Mäuse. Stereoscopische Röntgentypie von Prof. Dr. Paul Czermak). - 15.: Die Röntgen-Strahlen in ihrer photographischen Anwendung (pp.188-189). - 16.: Ueber das Wesen der Röntgenstrahlen (J.Stogdell) (pp.217-218). - 17.: Röntgen und Lenard (pp.251-254) (R.E.Lg.) - 18.: Von der Verwendung der Röntgen-Strahlen in der Medicin (pp.286-288). - 19.: Photoelectrische Elemente (p.352). - 20.: Die X-Strahlen im dienste der Unfallversicherung (p.362). - - Ferner finden wir einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Entwicklung des Faxes von Eugen Kiszelka "Telephotographie" (pp.260-266; 282-286, 8 Abb.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The works of Thomas Carlyle : in thirty volumes

      London : Chapman and Hall, 1896-1899, 1896, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good"Large paper edition limited to 300 copies, of which this is no. 135." Very good copies in the original cloth. Leather gilt-titled spine labels, slightly worn. Some light dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Spine covers sun-toned. Minor bumping to corners. Some light yellowing around the page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Uncommon to see this set in such a complete and positive condition. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 30 v. : ill., maps, plans, ports. ; 23 cm. Contents: v. 1. Sartor resartus --v. 2-4. The French Revolution --v. 5. On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history --v. 6-9. Oliver Cromwell's letters and speeches, with elucidations --v. 10. Past and present --v. 11. The life of John Sterling --v. 12-19. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great --v. 20. Latter-day pamphlets --v. 21-22. German romance; translations from the German, with biographical and critical notices --v. 23-24. Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship and travels, translated from the German of Goethe --v. 25. The life of Friedrich Schiller --v. 26-30. Critical and miscellaneous essays.

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        The Works of Thomas Carlyle in Thirty Volumes (Centenary Edition, 1896-1899)

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1896-1899. Limited large paper edition. Copy no. 80 of 300. Complete 30 volume set. Octavos. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece plates. Linen cloth boards, leather spine labels, gilt tops, with all but two volumes housed in slipcases. Ex-library with one small bookplate tipped-in at the top edge only on the front pastedown of each volume, and a small owner's bookplate likewise tipped-in in most volumes, else no other markings. Light fading to the spines, most spine labels faded and partially worn away, a few frontispiece plates neatly detached from the gutter without damage, else near fine. A handsome, clean set, rarely found complete as issued. .

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        L'Enseignement Professionnel du Menuisier

      Paris: Bibliotheque de l'Enseignement Professional. First Edition. hardcover. very good. 4 volumes including 2 volumes with 242 plates and many text illustrations. 3/4 burgundy morocco, 2 thick quartos and 2 folios. Paris: Bibliotheque de l'Enseignement Professional, 1896-1899. Very good. A classic manual on carpentry.

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        The Golf Book Of East Lothian

      Private, printed in Edinburgh by T. & A. Constable 1896 - "The author was the minister of Dirleton. An interesting man. He wasn't just a parsinomious East Lothian Meenister. He was a bit of a high-flyer, a considerable womaniser, and enjoyed intoxicating beverages. His womanising always included gifts of jewelry. This extravagance eventually ran him into bankruptcy. John Kerr collected all the information about the golf courses and the clubs of East Lothian, wonderful stuff about the personalities, the problems, the triumphs, the whole cameraderie of golf. By the time Kerr came on the scene, the game was very popular. Everyone was playing, not just the aristocracy. The club at Dirleton Castle was founded in 1854 by 'shopkeepers, working men and artisans'. In Kerr's time, there was a club at Prestonpans, where the power station now stands" – Archie Baird, 1985. Small 4to. 516pp, 34pp appendix. Portrait frontis, 9 full-page plates, text illusts. Original tan cloth, rubbed, spine relaid, gilt title and vignettes to upper board and spine. Original green endpapers. Ex-libris James K. Thomson, Pro-Superintendent at Mohawk Golf Club, Schenectady, New York, thus signed by him in pencil to verso of frontis. and with his notes and labels laid down in various places through the book. A good copy of this important and rare golfing title. First Small Paper Edition, No.279 of a Limited Edition of 500 copies, signed to Limitation page by the author. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Golf-Book of East Lothian. Signed limited edition with signed letter

      Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. Rebacked. Damp-staining mainly to lower edge of text block and staining to rear eps and part of index. Contents bright. Tape repair to small tear on rear ep. Slight marginal loss to p.229. Author's signed inscription on verso of fep and damp-stained hand written letter in pocket at end. 1896. 320/500. Brown hardback cloth cover. 300mm x 220mm (12" x 9"). xix, 516pp; xxxiv. Numerous b/w illustrations. Letter dated May 23 1908 from The Manse, Direlton, R.S.O. East Lothian, N.B. to Maister Galt. Presentation inscription in alterantive red and blue ink also to the same individual 'To the trusty and well-beloved Hugh Allen Galt Esq., a devout worshipper at Golfina's shrine with the fervent benediction of that priest of the cult yclept, John Kerr'. Also signature on limitation page. .

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        The Golf-Book of East Lothian

      Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable. Cover and spine very worn. Inner hinges weak. Contents G. Teg. Foreword missing (pp vii-viii). 1896. First Edition. Half-leather cover. 300mm x 220mm (12" x 9"). xix, 516pp; xxxiv. Numerous b/w illustrations. N.B.: Heavy book-shipping supplement applies-please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. .

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        L´uomo delinquente in rapporto all´antropologia, alla giurisprudenza ed alle discipline carcerarie. 3 volume

      Fratelli Bocca Editori - Milano 1896 - Volume primo con 19 figure nel testo. Volume secondo con 4 figure nel testo. Volume terzo con 8 figure nel testo ed appendice sui progressi dell´antropologia criminale nel 1895-96. Encuadernado en medio cuero rojo con titulos en dorado en el lomo. 652 + 576 + 677 pagines. 24x18 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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        Les saints evangiles paraphrase du r p carrieres

      Librairie catholique louis bellet 1896 - 436pp. Etat Correct jaquette defraichie en etat passable dos a restaurer interieur tres frais quelques mouillures rares nombreuses illustrations couleurs ou noir et blanc en pleine page compose de 21 chapitres et 38 gravures hors texte vendu en l' etat produit rare et quasi introuvable sur internet imprimatur 1895 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LA COUTELLERIE DEPUIS L'ORIGINE JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. LA FABRICATION ANCIENNE & MODERNE.

      - Chatellerault, H. Rivière, 1896-1904. 22,5x28,5 cm. Ouvrage en 6 volumes. Nombreuses illustrations dans le texte et 335 planches hors-texte, dont 2 en couleurs présentant les différents matériaux employés pour la fabrication des manches. Reliures en demi-basane bordeaux. Plats recouverts de papier marbré de couleur assortie. Dos à 4 nerfs, portant le nom de l'auteur, le titre, et la tomaison en lettres dorées. Brochures d'origine conservées, mais portant de nombreuses traces d'usage. Quelques traces de frottement et salissures pâles sur les dos, sinon ensemble en bon état général et de présentation agréable. Ouvrage recherché et très complet sur le sujet. On y trouve des renseignements sur l'histoire et la fabrication des couteaux, aussi bien en Europe que dans le reste du monde. La vie quotidienne, l'apprentissage, le salaire des forgerons et la réglementation des corps de métier sont également étudiés en détails.

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        The Savoy, nos 1-8 in 3 vols;

      Smithers 1896 - num. illus.; 260 x 195mm; vellum decor. glt (160mm split on upper hinge of vol.1, all 3 vols stained and darkened, inner hinges cracked); Beardsley Christmas card loosely inserted from another copy. As well as the cover designs & title page to each issue, Beardsley contributed another 29 drawings, and his novel 'Under the Hill' ; other contributors were Dowson, Yeats, Beerbohm, Conrad, Conder, Shannon etc. Lasner 103. 'The precise status of the vellu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poster to advertise THE SAVOY

      London: "C.F. Keill, Printer 8, Furnival Street London, E.C.", [mid-November, 1896]. 12-1/2 x 10 inches. Color lithograph, with artist's printed monogram lower left. In red, green, black and white. Sheet toned, old fold, some minor soiling, wrinkles and closed tears in margin, small loss from bottom margin not affecting image. Colors bold and bright. Very good plus. MacFall, Aubrey Beardsley, pp. 159-160; Lasner 103B . The Savoy was the creation of Leonard Smithers, who decided to create a magazine to rival The Yellow Book, from which Beardsley had just been expelled. Smithers had the foresight to select Arthur Symons, the poet and essayist, as literary editor and Beardsley as art editor. It was in the summer of 1895 that Symons visited Beardsley to discuss the idea of the new magazine and at their meeting they came up with the name and decided on the format. In Symons, Beardsley found the perfect working partner, "a thoroughly loyal man, a man of fine fibre in letters, he had far more than the ordinary cultured literary man's feeling for pictorial art" (MacFall). "It was to this dandified fantastic adventurer [Smithers] that Beardsley was wholly to owe the great opportunity of his life to achieve his supreme master-work" (MacFall). Beardsley had been suffering from ill health when he left The Yellow Book, but this new venture restored his vitality and enthusiasm. Beardsley adapted the design for this Poster, advertising the collected three-volume set of the magazine at one guinea, from the front cover design for the final issue (No. 8), which appeared in December, 1896

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        The Dwarf's Chamber

      London, Ward Lock. 1896, 1896. First edition. 8vo. 386pp + 6pp ads. Publisher's black cloth title in gilt to spine and decorated in white and red to front board. Light edgewear, bumping to head of spine, the book would be catalogued as near fine were it not for an unfortunate centimetre square chip of loss to the base of the spine. An extremely handsome copy with a single, albeit rather glaring defect. Internally clean and fresh. Inscribed by Fergus Hume to the front flyleaf: 'With Kindest Regards, Fergus Hume, 13 xi 96' An immensely prolific author, if never quite repeating the promise of Hansom Cab, inscribed Hume is very desirable.

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        The Floating Island or The Pearl of the Pacific

      Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London 1896 - Printed by Gilbert and Rivington, Limited, London. 79 illustrations. Decorative Olive Green cloth Hardcover. Spine and front decorated in black, blue and yellow. Some chipping to bottom of spine, beveled edges rubbed and corners bumped but otherwise good. All edges gilt. Green patterned endpapers. Some small circular oil marks on printer's page, as well as a little foxing to protective tissue paper before title page (approx 4 spots) with even less to title page. Binding tender in spots, loose near middle. Some markings to inner leaves, including a pencil mark and oil markings on final blank page. A scarce copy of a beautiful and rare book. Postage will be extra due to handling insurance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Strange's Bookmart]
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