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

      London: David Nutt. Paperback. 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. . Fair. 1896. First English Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        London Chuches of The 17th & 18th Centuries

      Batsford, London 1896 - Bound in half black leather, with green cloth boards, this hardcover Elephant Folio 1896 First Edition is VG. Size is 19" x 14". XV11/166pp with 63 London Chuches described and 64 large photographic plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Rubbing and wear to spine and corners; chip missing from extreme top of spine (3cm hoizontal by 1cm vertical), top of frontis plate chipped at top blank margin, with 4cm close tear, slightly affecting edge of this plate.(Tissue guard to this plate creased). Plates 30/31 have very slight chips to fore-edge blank margin; otherwise generally VG. (Very heavy item !) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flores de poetas ilustres de Espana, ordenada por D. Juan Antonio Calderon, anotada por D. Juan Quiros de los Ri?os y D. Francisco Rodriguez Mari?n I y II partes

      E. Rasco, Sevilla 1896 - Octavo. Hardcover, 1896. . Ex-library with the usual treatments. Brown buckram rebinding with gilt lettering. 458 and 423 pages. Spanish text. The exteriors are sturdy and serviceable, but these books, with their hand made papers, deserve to be elegantly rebound. Papermakers water marks are visible on several pages. The high quality papers have kept foxing at an absolute minimum. Pages are clean and bright. The library treatments are few.

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        The Savoy: An illustrated Quarterly, No. 1 & 2, January & April 1896, [2 volumes in 1]

      Published by Leonard Smithers, London 1896 - , 170 and 206 pages, with original covers of vol 2 bound in, cover illustrations and others by Aubrey Beardsley including Christmas card, also contains pieces by Max Beerbohm, Ernest Dowson, Havelock Ellis, and Rudolf Dircks First Edition , firm binding with new endpapers, original covers rubbed and with minor loss at edges, occasional light patches of foxing to pages, in very good condition , original covers for vol 2 used as binding covers, modern black leather spine and corners, gilt titles at spine 26 x 20 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        The Little Regiment

      D. Appleton & Company, New York 1896 - Beige linen cloth with red florets on cover and spine, gilt designed capital "T" and lettering in black and red. First issue with ads in back starting with "Gilbert Parker's Best Books," and four blank pages at end. A fine, unused copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Maggie. A child of the streets

      London, William Heinemann,, 1896. 12mo. Original navy blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Contents browned, front hinge starting, edges a little rubbed. Very good. First UK Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Maggie

      Appleton 1896 - Ist time published with author identified published anonymously earlier. Author of Red badge of Courage [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ian Thompson]
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        The Trinity Hospital in Mile End; An Object Lesson in National History.

      London Guild & School of Handcraft, Essex House 1896 - Quarto. 36pp. First edition. Illustrated with thirteen plates, several of which are fold-outs. The book was created in an attempt to prevent the demolition of the seventeenth-century Trinity Hospital; in the end, the campaign was successful, and the building was saved. Ashbee's text explains the historic and architectural significance of the building. The illustrations depict architectural details, and two of the plates have hand-colored illustrations of stained glass window designs. Others show a map of the grounds, an aerial view, elevation drawings, and depictions of statues. Charles Robert Ashbee, an architect, designer, and the founder of the Essex House Press, founded the Guild & School of Handcraft in 1888 in order to protect the status of craftsmen and to promote a high standard of work. This book demonstrates the attention to design, type, and detail that would characterize the work of the Essex House Press. Bound in tan wrappers with yapped edges, printed with Ashbee's flower insignia to the front cover. Edges of covers show some fraying, as usual, else a near fine copy of a fragile book. An early and uncommon work by Ashbee. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Report of the work of the Horn Expedition to central Australia, part one: introduction, narrative, summary of results, supplement to zoological report, map.

      London: Dulau and Co., 1896. - Small quarto, 220 pp., folding map. Publisher's handsome blue cloth, uncut and partly unopened, folded map at rear with tears, owner's signature on front paste-down, a very good copy. The first volume of the four volume "Horn Expedition". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        THE THOUSAND & ONE NIGHTS. Or, Arabian Nights Entertainments. Translated by Edward W. Lane, with an introduction by Joseph Jacobs, and illustrations by Frank Brangwyn.

      Gibbings & Company. London.,1896 - SIX VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.4 x 5.4 inches). Delux edition, limited to only 100 numbered sets, printed on hand made large paper, signed by the publisher in volume one. Illustrated with decorative title pages and 36 fine full page mono plates by Brangwyn. A clean and tight set in publishers yellow buckram bindings with printed paper labels on spines. Some minor and uniform darkening to the spines and all labels suffering with some chipping. Prevous owners bookplate (Leonard A Magnus- Edited many books including; Russian Folk tales, Heroic Ballads of Russia, Pors and Cons of the Great War, Concise Grammar of Russian Language), on the front pastedown endpaper of volume one. Overall a very good set.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Traité Du Vin et Du Sidre

      Lestringant, Rouen 1896 - Traduit en Français par Jacques de Cahaignes. réimprimé par la société des bibliophiles Normand avec une introduction d'Emile Travers, tirage limité à 200 exemplaires. Longue et érudite introduction pour la réédition de ce rarissime traité. l'ouvrage est divisé en 2 parties sur la nature du vin et du " sidre". L'originale est de 1589. 160 + 6 ffnch + 88 pp. reliure neuve dans l'esprit du temps ( Laurenchet) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems Third Series

      Roberts Brothers, Boston 1896 - 12mo; viii + 200pp; Exceptional First Edition copy, white cloth boards with green cloth shelfback, gilt ruled division to panels with floral design front panel, all page edges gilt, ribbon marker, no markings, inscriptions or bookplates, very slight soil & spotting to panels, hint of softening to spine ends, else Fine; a truly exemplary copy of the scarce First Edition; BAL 4661, binding 1 ("Roberts Bros" on spine), non-beveled variant, no priority [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems. Third Series

      Roberts Brothers, Boston 1896 - Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. Apparent second edition; Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. Copyright page bears the designation "second edition", though this copy is otherwise identical to the first edition. This is the only such I've seen. 12mo, 200 pp., gilt decorated olive green cloth, beveled edges. Moderate wear to spine ends, corners a bit worn, darkening throughout spine, general light wear. Very Good, tightly bound and with bright cover gilt. Please see scan. Very scarce example of an exemplary collection of poems by Emily Dickinson, who, though she wrote somewhere between 1,200 and 1,800 poems in her life, disliked publicity so much that no more than ten of her poems were published during her life, and only three or four of those with her advance knowledge. The first collection of her poems to see print, Poems, was published in 1890, four years after her death in 1886. That was followed by Poems - Second Series [1890/91]and then in 1896 by this collection, Poems - Third series. Her fame grew later, and her name was not well-known until some forty years after her death. Nice, fine condition plate-block of four 8-cent Emily Dickinson stamps loose-laid within. L-31n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Studies In The Art Of Anatomy Of Animals Being A Brief Analysis Of The Visible Forms Of The More Familiar Mammals And Birds. Designed For The Use Of Sculptors, Painters, Illustrators, Naturalists And Taxidermists

      Macmillan, London 1896 - 96 pages. Folio, 38 x 27 cm. Author's first book with 100 drawings by him. Index. As the author notes in his introduction, "There have been great genre painters who did not study anatomy, but there has never been a famous "animalier" who did not. Tipped-in at rear, "Magazine of Art" article on anatomical nature casts. Chipping at spine extremities and corners, back board with two narrow gauge penetrations not affecting images, small stain lower fore-edge of title page not affecting text. Orig. green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Teg. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        PAOLA CORLETTI THE FAIR ITALIAN By ALICE H. HILTON 1896

      F. Tennyson Neely, NY 1896 - TITLE: PAOLA CORLETTI THE FAIR ITALIAN By ALICE H. HILTON 1896 AUTHOR: ALICE HOWARD HILTON PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: F. Tennyson Neely, NY 1896 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: First Edition, rare ---NOT SIGNED--- BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The outside is in fair plus condition with a slight used look to the cream colored spine area, slight age brown to the spine that may have come from publisher. There is an older style pen signature on the inside board that has imprinted the front endpaper. There is a minor age like spot on the second endpaper. Book is clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 153 pages Extra pictures located at the following: BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. F. Tennyson Neely, NY 1896. Fair(plus)/None dust jacket condition as issued. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! InvCode E 5600 H 7800 V 5200 ViewFair Books : 004225 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sportfolio ( Complete in 6 Parts )

      George Newnes Limited, London 1896 - Complete in 6 parts, 140 pages, all pages illustrated. 15 Athletics, 6 Billiards, 6 Chess, 13 Cricket, 34 Cycling, 38 Football (Rugby and Soccer), 18 Golf, 4 Lawn Tennis, 4 Sculling, 2 Skating. A Who’s Who of Victorian British Sports, resplendant with their penny-farthing bikes and racing models, etc.Bound in magazine form.One magazine slight chipped on edges, staples rusty, covers in very good condition. Internally, rust marks sligtly showing on inner margin. Pages in very good clean condition. Very rare in parts.A1 Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Duke's Reappearance, The Chap-Book, Vol. VI., No. 3.

      The Chap-Book, Chicago 1896 - 12mo. Original printed wraps. xx,(97)-144,xxi-xxx pp. Vol. VI., No. 3 of The Chap-Book which contains the first printed appearance in the United States of 'The Duke's Reappearance' and only its second appearance overall, having appeared the previous day in England in The Saturday Review, Christmas Supplement. The Saturday Review was published 14 December, 1896, whereas The Chap-Book was issued December 15, 1896. (See Ray, The Collected Short Stories of Thomas Hardy). The wraps are worn at the spine, with some separation, and lack a small portion of the upper corner on the upper wrap (no loss)., else this is a very good copy. Housed in a contemporary half morocco slipcase, spine in six compartments, gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Kelmscott Press edition

      Hammersmith The Kelmscott Press 1896. G : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Holland-backed spine darkened commensurate with age. Boards with soiling. Front inner hinge cracked. Occasional off-setting, otherwise contents VG. In blue boxed case Limited Edition [425] Holland-backed spine on original blue hardback boards 430mm x 300mm (17" x 12"). ii, 554pp. Eighty-seven woodcut illustrations after Edward Burne-Jones with title, borders and initials designed by William Morris. The masterpiece of the Kelmscott Press. The work encapsulates William Morris's intent to challenge all he thought wrong with the Industrial Revolution - the reduction of the individual craftsmanship of past times to a diminished, soulless template for the machine production of consumerism. Derived from exemplars of medieval manuscripts and early printed books, the works of the Kelmscott Press enshrined principles based on beauty and aesthetics - Morris's final challenge to a changing world.

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        Konvolut von 12 eigenh. Briefen und 1 eh. Postkarte.

      Rom, Capri, Neapel, Hamburg und Dresden, 1896-99. - Zus. 36 SS. Kl.-8vo bis gr.-8vo. An den Musikschriftsteller u. -kritiker Max Kalbeck. - Alexander von Fielitz studierte Klavier, Komposition und Dirigieren als Schüler Julius Schulhoffs, E. Kretschmers und Karl Bancks. Seit 1884 Theaterkapellmeister in Zürich, 1885/86 in Lübeck, übersiedelte Fielitz nach Italien, wo er als freischaffender Komponist in Rom und auf Capri lebte. Seit 1901 unterrichtete er am Sternschen Konservatorium in Berlin und dirigierte 1904 am Theater des Westens. 1905 ging er als Lehrer an das Ziegfeld-Konservatorium nach Chicago, leitete dort seit 1906 das Symphonieorchester und kehrte 1908 an das Sternsche Konservatorium zurück, dessen Leitung er 1915 übernahm.

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        Phantasmagoria

      Macmillan & Co. 1896 - Phantasmagoria, by Lewis Carroll, was first published in 1869 by Macmillan and Co, London. This is the rare first state of the first edition of this book (with no mention of Alice on title page). PHANTASMAGORA is an organized set of poems published under both the titles Rhyme? and Reason? and Phantasmagoria. It is Lewis Carroll's longest poem. It is a narrative written in seven cantos between a ghost (a Phantom) and a man named Tibbets. Carroll portrays the ghost as not so different from human beings. Ghosts may gibber and jangle their chains, but they, like us, simply have a job to do. Their job is to haunt. And, of course, woven into all of this is Lewis Carroll’s great wit, his sense of intellectual challenge, and his charm. This book has a gold embossed cover illustration and gold embossed edges and spine on a blue background. The boards are in good to very good condition with the gilt still bright crisp and clear -- they really gleam in the sunlight. There is some normal shelf wear on the lower edges of teh boards. The spine gilt has faded just a bit but is still clear, and there is a bit of rubbing/scuffing on the spine, especially at the spine ends. There is also some splitting of the chocolate pastedown/first free end paper at the joint (see photo). The page edges are gilt and they, too, are still bright and crisp. Now the internal text itself: there are original author’s bookplates on the inside front and rear endpapers (which are made of heavy brown paper). And the half title page has some foxing. But once you reach the title page, the pages are in very good condition with no marks, creases, folds or other problems. So overall this is a very good first state of the first edition of Lewis Carroll’s Phantasmagoria – a copy that would make any Carroll fan proud to own. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Horn-Book

      London: The Leadenhall Press, 1896. First edition.. Hardcover. Near fine. Two volumes. 4to. 179;278pp. Full gilt vellum with gilt lettered leather labels on the spines. Profusely illustrated, including many plates, and with handcolored vignettes on the title pages. Seven facsimile hornbooks present in special compartments at the front of each volume. Vellum lightly soiled else a fine set. Housed in green cloth slipcase. A comprehensive work and still the best on the subject to date.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Push Ten Books (add all of this) Full 20(Chinese Edition) TUI SHI SHU ( ZENG BU QUAN BEN ) QUAN 20 CE

      Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature P. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Publisher: Shanghai Scientific and Technical Documents Publishing House. Gifted scholar Liu Xianxin (1896 -1933) President of the Ten push. he longitudinal study. history. philosophy and directories. gazetteers. literary criticism. stone painting. etc. The total collection of academic writings. by Liang. Xiao Sha Father. Mongolian and other masters of the strongly through respected. Republic of China. published Ten push amounting to approximately 300 million words. after the Chengd... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870

      New York: Longmans, Green & Company. 1896. First. First edition. 335pp. A bookplate on the front pastedown, tiny tears at the spine ends, and the front hinge slightly cracked, still a tight and attractive, near fine copy of an exceptionally scarce title. Publisher's slip tipped in (about the price of the book). Du Bois's first book, a commercially published version of his doctoral dissertation (Harvard at the time did not have an incorporated university press) which the scholar had taken great pains to transform from dry historical facts into readable prose. Du Bois went considerably further than any previous researcher to examine real data and document the exact rate of importation of enslaved Africans from 1619 onwards. Most importantly, Du Bois built a strong case for American complicity (both Southern and Northern) in the traffic of slaves well after the 1808 Constitutional ban on the maritime slave traffic. The book remains a model of historic research and writing, and demonstrated that even as a student Du Bois had a unique ability to focus public attention on critical issues by combining history, sociology, and accessible morality. A rare keystone of African-American scholarship and literature. .

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        Nirvâna: A Story Of Buddhist Philosophy

      The Open Court Publishing Co., 1896. Paperback. GOOD. Inside very good with slight foxing in a few places; colophon has more. Some cover soiling. Crepe. Pouch or pocket binding (fukuro toji). Fore edge folds intact. 2-hole stab ties with thread intact. Cloth (?) spine covering present with slight (1 cm) cuts at top; short overlaps at head and foot. Small crease to mid-top of page 14. 1 cm tear at foot of page 15. 3 corners have small light creases. Illustrated in colour and printed by T Hasegawa. 46 pages. Karma is also available at the time of writing. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 121g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

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        Hefte zur "Christlichen Welt". Nr. 1-25.

      Leipzig. Fr. Wilh. Grunow. 1892-1896. - Hldr. d. Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschild. 8°. je Heft ca. 30-50 SS. im Vorsatz eine eingeklebte Nr. im Vortitel von alter Hand ein hs. Inhaltsverzeichnis. gutes festes Ex. Inhalt: Rade: Der rechte ev. Glaube // Kattenbusch: Zur Würdigung des Apostolikums // A. Harnack: Antwort auf die Streitschrift D. Cremers: " Zum Kampf umd das Apostolikum" // W. Herrmann: Worum handelt es sich ein dem Streit umd das Apostolikum? // Wendt: Dir Norm des echten Christentums // Kaftan: Die Verpflichtung auf das Bekenntnis in der ev. Kirche // H. Schultz: Das Alte Testament und die ev. Gemeine // Clasen: Wie dünket euch um Christus? Wes Sohn ist er? // Habermann: Christentum und Staat // Bornemann: Der zweite Artikel im Lutherschen kleinen Katechismus. u.a.m. in deutscher Sprache Sonderangebot: Antiquariat am Flughafen bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 30% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 600,00 EUR. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Strand Magazine

      London - George Newnes Ltd., 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume XII of the Strand magazine, published in 1896. Illustrated throughout with many vignettes, and a frontispiece. Including the concluding part of the first printing of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Rodney Stone. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart, with just some slight bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: VERYGOOD..

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

      David Nutt, London 1896 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Merchant Prince of Cornville: A Comedy [promotional poster].

      [Chicago? 1896 - Illustrated poster signed in the image "Den." and with Denslow's seahorse in red, printed in gold, red and black. 21-1/2 x 13 inches. A few tiny nicks and a light crease at the bottom edge; otherwise fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Kelmscott Press edition

      The Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1896 - ii, 554pp. Eighty-seven woodcut illustrations after Edward Burne-Jones with title, borders and initials designed by William Morris. The masterpiece of the Kelmscott Press. The work encapsulates William Morris's intent to challenge all he thought wrong with the Industrial Revolution - the reduction of the individual craftsmanship of past times to a diminished, soulless template for the machine production of consumerism. Derived from exemplars of medieval manuscripts and early printed books, the works of the Kelmscott Press enshrined principles based on beauty and aesthetics - Morris's final challenge to a changing world. Language: eng G : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Holland-backed spine darkened commensurate with age. Boards with soiling. Front inner hinge cracked. Occasional off-setting, otherwise contents VG. In blue boxed case Holland-backed spine on original blue hardback boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Duck Shooting from a Battery

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1896 - This is a fascinating shooting print by one of America's most celebrated sporting artists, of a hunter surrounded by decoys taking aim at his quarry Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928) is remembered as one of America's best-loved sporting artists. His evocative hunting and shooting prints capture the drama of the sport and provide an invaluable visual record of rural America. Frost was an incredibly successful artist, he illustrated more than ninety books and produced thousands of illustrations for Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and Life magazines. Although born in Philadelphia, he spent the majority of his working career in New Jersey where he produced some of his most noted work. Frost's most desirable and rare prints are the twelve chromolithographs from the portfolio entitled "Shooting Pictures", depicting various shooting scenes from upland gunning to waterfowling. The portfolio, which was printed on separate sheet and tipped onto card backing boards, was reproduced by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1895. This dramatic image is a wonderful example from this famous series and demonstrates why Frost is considered one of America's most celebrated sporting artists. Chromolithograph, laid onto original backing board. In good condition with the exception of a few nicks within the image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Westward Ho!

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully bound copy of Kingsley's classic seafaring novel. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Contains numerous illustrated plates by Charles E. Brock. With a Christ's Hospital prize presentation label to the front pastedown awarded to Margaret Bell, dated 1897. Westward, Ho! is an 1855 British historical novel by Charles Kingsley, inspired in part by an Elizabethan travelogue by privateer Admiral Sir Richard Hawkins and the Crimean War. Set initially in Bideford in North Devon during the reign of Elizabeth I, Westward Ho! follows the adventures of Amyas Leigh, an unruly child who as a young man follows Francis Drake to sea. The book is the inspiration behind the village of Westward Ho! in Devon, the only place name in the British Isles which contains an exclamation mark. In 1925, the novel was the first to be adapted for radio by the BBC. Condition: In a full calf armorial prize binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear and some fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just a few scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        LA NORMANDIE MONUMENTALE ET PITTORESQUE. EDIFICES PUBLICS, EGLISES, CHÂTEAUX, MANOIRS, ETC. HELIOGRAVURES D'APRES LES PHOTOGRAPHIES DE PAUL ROBERT ET DE GEORGE DOUTHWAITE. PONT-AUDEMER ET SON ARRONDISSEMENT. TEXTE PAR M. A. MONTIER.

      LEMALE ET Cie, IMPRIMEURS, EDITEURS 1896 - RO20149262: 174 pages. Nombreuses planches avec serpentes illustrées en noir et blanc. Illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte. Quelques bords de page abîmés. In-Plano Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos plié. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 720-Architecture [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LES DESHABILLES AU THEATRE .L ' année féminine ( 1895 )

      - Paris FLOURY 1896 . Un volume petit in 8 de 120 pp , orné de 8 eaux fortes et de 13 gravures sur bois couleurs de Henri BOUTET . UN DES 50 EXEMPLAIRES ( N° 7 ) sur papier des MANUFACTURES IMPERIALES du JAPON avec : Trois suites des différents états ( couleurs , noir , bistre )coloriées au pinceau + une suite des vignettes sur papier de CHINE . Couvertures illustrées conservées . Edition originale . Prestigieuse reliure signée CANAPE , demi chagrin à coins fauve , tete dorée , dos à 5 nerfs finement orné de motifs à froid et à chaud , mosaiqué de fines incrustations noires . 13 x 20 cm . Un bel exemplaire en parfait état . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Natural History).

      London: British Museum, 1893-1896. - Octavo,three volumes, 1558 pp.,73 uncoloured lithographs. Publisher's cloth, some slight wear primarily to the top of the spine of volume three which has a split along the upper edge, library accession numbers in a copperplate hand on the title pages and endpapers, a very good set, scarce. Belgium born George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937) was a prolific taxonomist employed for much of his working life by the British Museum (Natural History). He described over 2,500 species of fish, amphibians and reptiles and his Catalogue of Snakes ranks as one of most important works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        The Musical Miscellany; Being a Collection of Choice Songs, Set to the Violin and Flute, By The Most Eminent Masters - 6 Volumes

      London: Printed By and for John Watts, at the Printing Office in Wild-Court Near Lincoln's-Inn Fields. IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION. The Armorial Stamp of the Duke of Bedford are on the front and back cover of each volume, with ownership signatures of James E. Whitney Jr. 28 August, 1896 on ffp; and the signature of Joseph Crawhall 1862 (1821-1896) woodcut artist, Sheriff and Mayor of Newcastle. Engraved frontis-piece in each volume, titles in red and black, with tail-piece vignettes. Volumes 1 and 2 are melodies only, with volumes 3-6 being melodies with basso continuo (unfigured). The flute part is printed separately after the tune and verses of each song. Uniformly bound in leather, with covers detached on volumes 2-6, volume 1 rebacked, others lacking portions of backstrips, bindings are tight. . First Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        The Chase

      ith a memoir of the author, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Chase by William Somervile. Reprinted from the original edition of 1735, with a memoir of the author. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. First edition thus. William Somervile or Somerville (1675 - 1742) was an English poet. The Chase is perhaps his most famous poem which is in blank verse and due to his knowledge of sports he was able to write this poem with great enthusiasm. The Chase passed through many editions. It was illustrated by Thomas Bewick (1796), by Thomas Stothard (1800), and by Hugh Thomson(1896), with a preface by R. F. Sharp. Condition: In an illustrated cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping andwear to extremities and marks to boards. Hinges strained. Internally, generallyfirmly bound butwith the frontispiece detached and front free endpaper absent. Bright but with slight foxing to title spotting to text block edge and handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Alhambra

      Macmillan and Co, London 1896 - Introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Illustrated with 12 original lithographs by Joseph Pennell from drawings of the places mentioned by Washington Irving. One of 500 copies of the Large Paper Edition. Bound in ornately gilt stamped half leather with marbled boards and end papers. Fine condition except for foxing on pages 6 & 7 where a newspaper article was laid in not affecting the original lithographs. Large paper edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      - William Heinemann, London 1896. 222 pages + 2 [ad for "The Time Machine") + 32 pages of ads printed on different paper, starting with "The Manxman" by Hall Caine. Publisher's decorated cloth. Boards a bit soiled, some browning to the end papers (due to letter and envelope inserted), interior crisp and clean. * One page letter + envelope [with stamp] tipped in, adressed to "Dr C. Hay Murray/ 30 Dorset Square/ Marylebone Road/ London W." Wells thanks for a kind review for one of his books and invites the doctor to come by for a visit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Sur les photographies de la Lune obtenues au grand Équatorial coudé de l'Observatoire de Paris" and "Sur les photographies de la Lune obtenues au grand équatorial coudé de l'Observatoire de Paris" in Comptes Rendus, Vol. 119, 1894, pp. 130-135, pp. 254-259 WITH "Sur les photographies de la Lune et sur les objets nouveaux qu'elles ont permis de de découvrir" and "Sur la constitution physique de la Lune et l'interprétation de divers traits de sa surface, mis en évidence par les photographies" in Comptes Rendus, Vol. 121, 1895, pp. 6-12, pp. 79-85

      FIRST EDITION OF FOUR PAPERS IN WHICH THE FRENCH ASTRONOMERS PUISEUX AND LOEWY DETAIL THE PIONEERING WORK THAT LEAD TO THEIR MAGNIFICENT LUNAR ATLAS, A WORK REGARDED AS 'THE ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENT OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY ASTRONOMICAL PHOTOGRAPHY" (The Photobook: A History, Vol. I, p. 54). Note that these rare papers preceed in publication the atlas itself (which did not begin publication until 1896). In July of 1894 and in the first of these four papers, Puiseux, Loewy, and the French Academy of Sciences announced a massive "project aimed to make the first complete large-scale photographic atlas of the moon. Earlier attempts at photographing the moon had suffered from difficulties with the sensitivity of collodion emulsions and with atmospheric 'blurring'" (E. A. Whitaker, Mapping and Naming the Moon, 151). Puiseux and Loewy's efforts succeeded far beyond anyone's hopes and their results astounded both the scientific and artistic communities. The papers in these volumes detail not just the scientific work and instrumentation design that enabled their project, but also a comprehensive account of their observations on the surface of the moon. "Some of these papers are devoted principally to a description of the instrument and its adjustment, others to general remarks on the subject of lunar photography and the difficulties which must be overcome in order to realize the full capabilities of the apparatus at their command. An interesting point in this connection is the method which they use for getting rid of the motion of the image in declination, by choosing for exposure times when the Moon's motion in declination is neutralized by the change of parallax. The rate of the driving clock is controlled by the observer, without stopping the clock, by means of a sliding weight on the pendulum. In some places the authors give the conclusions to which they have been led, by a study of their photographs, as to the nature and probably origin of the characteristic features of the Moon's surface" (The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 5, 52). Operating at the end of the 19th century, photographic printing techniques had improved enough that the next logical step for Puiseux and Loewy was to get achieve a magnification similar to that achieved by selenographers (existing photographic telescopes had a plate size of 2-3 inches). Toward this end, Loewy and Puiseux designed and used a 'novel' telescope with a plate size of 7 inches in diameter that could be enlarged 8-15 times. Over the duration of the project they took more than 6000 photographs. Weather restrictions meant they had 50-60 days a year that were clear enough to photograph, and of those sessions only four or five negatives would be good enough to use" (Whitaker). Loewy didn't live to see the project completed, but when the atlas was finally finished in 1910, it was described as a "scientific and aesthetic tour de force of lunar photography" and remains hearalded to this day (Thomas, Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science). ALSO PRESENT IN VOL. 121,the first edition of an important paper ("Nouvelles propriétés des rayons cathodiques") in which the French physicist Jean Perrin proves unequivocally not just that cathode rays transport charge, but that "cathode rays consist of negatively charged matter moving with considerably velocity" (Magee, Source Book in Physics, 580). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two volumes. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1894 and1895, 4to. In Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances de L'Academie des Sciences Vol. 119 and Vol. 121, pp. 130-135, pp. 254-259 and pp. pp. 6-12, pp. 79-85. Ex-libris bearing only a deaccessioned stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a spine level has been removed. Quarto (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). Bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. Clean and bright throughout.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        The Zankiwank & The Bletherwitch

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1896., 1896. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's green gilt pictorial cloth, gilt tiles to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine ends are a little worn, one bump to head, flyleaf toned. A superb copy of this rare title, housed in an elegant leather-spined, gilt-titled green clamshell box. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Electric Locomotives: Baldwin Locomotive Works Burnham, Williams & Co., Philadelphia, PA., U.S.A. And The Westinghouse Electric And Mfg. Co., Pittsburgh, PA., U.S.A.

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1896 - Origina dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the front panel and the spine. Slender 4to. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, schematic drawings (some in color) as well as graphs and charts. A fine example of this scarce and important Railroad volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        Floure and the Leafe & the Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or The Cuckow and the Nightingale.

      Hammersmith Kelmscott Press 1896 - One of Three Hundred Paper Copies [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. [CLANVOWE, Sir Thomas]. The Floure and the Leafe, & the Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or The Cuckow and the Nightingale. [Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896]. One of 300 paper copies, out of a total edition of 310 copies. First edition. Octavo (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 235 x 165 mm). [8, blank], [2], 47, [3, blank] pp. Printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer types on handmade paper. Two large decorative woodcut initial words and a woodcut colophon. Edited by F.S. Ellis. Original holland-backed blue paper boards. Title printed in black on upper cover. Top edge brown, others uncut. A few small spots to back board. Very light foxing to fore-edge. Overall a very good copy. Both poems were at one time attributed to Chaucer. "It has been pointed out by the Rev. Professor Skeat, in ‘The Academy,’ May 2, 1896, p. 365, that the words ‘Explicit Clanvowe’ which occur in the MS.clearly refer to the author of the poem, Sir Thomas Clanvowe. He has further shown that the date is about 1405-10, and that ‘the queen’ is Joan of Navarre, who held Woodstock manor" (Colophon note). Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 53-54. Peterson A43. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 330, no. 43. Sparling. Tomkinson, p. 118, no. 43. HBS 64790. $2,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Sensaciones de viaje. (Aldea lombarda, Venecia, Florencia, Roma, Nápoles, Alrededor de Nápoles, Constantinopla)

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- París: Garnier Hermanos, Libreros Editores, 1896.- 177 p., [1 h.]: Viñetas capitulares; 4º menor (20,3 x 14 cm.); Fina impresión sobre excelente papel; Intonso, con todas sus barbas; Enc. en Plena Piel Valenciana de tonos azules y verdes, tapas con filetes dorados y flores en las esquinas, contracantos dorados con triple hilera de rudas, lomo dorado y con 5 nervios, conserva la cubierta anterior original, Estuche.- Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor a D. Mariano de Cavia. La cubierta que conserva está restaurada de una falta en la esquina inferior interna. PRECIOSO EJEMPLAR DE ESTA RARISIMA OBRA, PRIMER LIBRO DEL AUTOR. Manuel Díaz Rodriguez fue un escritor, médico, periodista y político venezolano. Nació en Chacao el 28 de febrero de 1871 y murió en New York el 23 de Agosto de 1927. En general es considerado por muchos estudiosos como uno de los mayores representantes de la prosa modernista hispanoamericana. Fueron sus padres Juan Díaz Chávez y Dolores Rodríguez, inmigrantes canarios llegados a Caracas en 1842. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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