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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]

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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.

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        Franklin Opening the Lodge

      Kurz & Allison, Chicago 1896 - Black-and-white lithograph. Sheet size: 28 1/4 x 22". Inventory#: p125pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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'.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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        Emma, 1896 Red HB, First Edition, Macmillan & Co, NY & London, Hugh Thomson

      MACMILLAN AND CO., LTD, NEW YORK AND LONDON 1896 - Title and decoration gilted. General wear and rubbed cover. Ex library book. No bookplate. Previous owners name is written in the book. Tight binding. DATE PUBLISHED: 1896 EDITION: FIRST ED 437 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Faune 5.

      Crayon sur papier 1896 - - Crayon sur papier Circa 1896, 23 x 35 cm. - Dessin original au crayon. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'oeuvre, et signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français. Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle. Ne laissant que quelques oeuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques. En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses oeuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      John Lane the Bodley Head and Charles Scribners Sons, New York and London 1896 - 8vo. 136 pp. Rubbing and light soiling to covers. Rubbing and very light bumping to spine ends, light rubbing to edges and corners. Title label on spine rubbed, faded and peeling; spine sunned. Top edge gilt. Rough cut fore edge. Gilt stamped green cloth fpd and rpd. Endpapers lightly scuffed. Interior has light brownish spotty staining to some pages. Binding tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition Russe de Nijni Novgorod en 1896 - Guide (la ville, la foire, l'exposition)

      Edouard Hoppe, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1896. Softcover. Good Condition. Numerous maps and illustrations. Size: 12mo - over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4" tall. 254 pp. Text is in French. Pages are yellowed, but are tight and clean. Moderate shelfwear to the cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: Travel & Places; Non-English Language::French; Russia; 19th century; French Language; Inventory No: 001278. .

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        The Captured Cunarder: An Episode Of The Atlantic

      Copeland and Day, Boston 1896 - Small 8vo. Illustrated paper on boards. Both boards showing the image of a Cunard ship asea. Cover art by Elisha Brown Bird. Small bump on the front board. Previous owner signature in pencil on the front free endpaper and an ink stamp as well. Spine ends show very minimal wear but overall, an extremely clean, bright and pleasing copy of a very rare item. Stated in pencil in another hand the statement that this is one of 358 copies only. Wright 4543. A fascinating novel telling of a group of Irish Rebels who hatch a plan to hijack on the Atlantic Ocean the newest and finest Cunard liner, Grampiana. Rideing was born in Liverpool but moved to the United States. He originally was based in Chicago but later on moved to Boston and settled there. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les almanachs français. Bibliographie-iconographie des almanachs, années, annuaires, calendriers, chansonniers, étrennes, états, heures, listes, livres d'adresses, tableaux, tablettes et autres publications annuelles éditées a Paris (1600-1895).

      Paris Alisié 1896 - CX S., 1 Bl., 846 S., 1 Bl. Mit 5 kolorierten Tafeln und 306 Textabbildungen. 4° (26,5 x 18,5 cm). Späteres braunes Halbmaroquin mit Rückentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt, die Original-Broschur beigebunden. Nummer 118 von 1200 Exemplaren der Ausgabe "sur beau papier vélin collé" (Gesamtauflage 1250), im Druckvermerk von Verfasser und Verleger signiert. - Originaldruck des Standardwerkes in bibliophilem Meistereinband. Die mit eingebundene Originalbroschur angestaubt und mit ergänzter Fehlstelle am oberen Rücken, sonst tadellos. 3050 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        St. Petersburger Kochbuch für feine und bürgerliche Küche. ST. PETERSBURG. August Deubner's buchhandlung. Newsky-Prospect 28, gegenüber der Kasan'schen Kirkche.

      R. Hoenniger, St. Petersburg 1896 - ST. PETERSBURG. August Deubner's buchhandlung. Newsky-Prospect 28, gegenüber der Kasan'schen Kirkche. no printed year, [1896, weiss 1782]. XXV, 648, [1] pages. Last page misprints. First, and only edition. Red cloth, gilt decorated, and relief flowers, with small relief stamp on rear cover in russian (¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿.¿ no.41 ¿¿¿ / BOOKBINDING ALEX NORDBERG KAZAN U.L no.41 SPB). Slightly worn covers, mainly at edges. The gilt decorated stripes and title is somewhat dirty (50/50). Small tear in upper left corner of front cover, between spine and cover. Small tears on the same place at rear cover. Spine just very lightly sun bleached and a bit worn at top and bottom edges. The edges are marbled, and clean. Gutter broken at inside of front cover. Signature in ink on upper part of front endpaper (Ingrid Hennelin). Endpapers with brown flower patterns. Interior just lightly browned at edges, otherwise in very good condition. Gutter at inside of rear cover starting to break up. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Single Hand-Colored Plate, the PSEUDONESTOR XANTHOPHYS From AVES HAWAIIENSES: The Birds of the Sandwich Islands

      London: Taylor & Francis for R. H. Porter, Newman West Imprinter, 1896. From the first edition, the plate is accompanied by the original two pages of descriptive text. A beautifully produced hand coloured Lithograph by Frederick William Frowhawk of pair of Pseudonestor Xanthophys, the Maui Parrotbill, the most unusual of all Hawaiian finches and a species currently listed on the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered. They are displayed among native foliage. Newman West was the Imprinter. Folio [325 x 260 mm], the lithograph is printed on heavy cream stock, accompanied by the text unbound. Beautifully preserved, the colours are bright and vivid, the paper clean and fresh. A SCARCE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPH FROM ONE OF THE TWO GREATEST ORNITHOLOGICAL WORKS ON HAWAII. A beautiful publication, the plates for this work were produced over nearly a decade, containing magnificent hand-coloured lithographs of Hawaiian birds. The plates were drawn and lithographed by Frederick W. Frohawk, one of the leading English zoological artist and lepidopterist of his time. For backgrounds Frohawk drew upon the plates in Isabella Sincairs 1885 work, &#145;Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands. The exact print run is unknown, but is believed to be roughly only 250 copies. <br> In 1887, with the support and encouragement of Alfred Newton (Professor of Zoology at Magdalene College in Cambridge), British ornithologist and explorer, Scott Barchard Wilson went to Hawaii to study and collect information on the local birds. Although scientific knowledge of some species have been obtained in 1778 by Captain James Cook, no serious ornithological exploration of the Islands has been taken place in over a century. On his return, Wilson, with the assistance of Arthur H. Evans, wrote Aves Hawaiienses. (Evans was a colleague of Professor Newton at Cambridge). The work became an instant success mainly due to the exquisite stunningly hand-colored plates, which were executed in fine detail. The plates show magnificent species such as the Hawaiian Honeycreeper, Palila, Alala, Mamo, Hawaiian Goose, Apapane, Amakihi, Moloka&#39;i and Maui Creeper, Akialoa, Maui & Kaua&#39;i Nukupu&#39;u, Kona Finch, Noio, Hawaiian Noddy, Moho, and many others. Hand-colored plates of the original edition were drawn and lithographed by renowned English zoological artist and lepidopterist, Frederick William Frohawk. Illustrations captioned with scientific names of each species. In the ensuing century, unfortunately half of the 64 species depicted in the work have become extinct or endangered.<br> This plate shows a pair of Maui Parrotbils, the most unusual of all the Hawaiian Finches of the Fringillidae family. The beautiful bright yellow and green feathers may seem typical enough, but this finch has a huge parrot-like hooked bill unlike any of the other Fringillidae. Rare in Wilson&#146;s time and even then only found in the highest forests of Haleakala. Today it is believed that their population could be as low as 250 mature individuals.

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        L&#146;Epopée byzantine au dixième siècle

      Paris, Hachette & Cie. 1896 - 3 forts vols. In-4° de VI ; 800pp. (carte en couleur) ; & 10 pl. en couleur ; VI. 653pp. & 100 pl. hors texte, dont 263 dans le texte ; VIII-849pp. ; 11 planches hors texte, dont 295 dans le texte. Demi-chagrin rouge à coins, 5 nerfs, auteur , titre et tomaison doré, plats mouchetés. Tome I : Guerres contre les Bulgares-Luttes civiles contre les deux Bardas-Jean Tzimiscès-Les jeunes années de Basile II le tueur de Bulgares (969-989). Tome II : Basile II le tueur de Bulgares. Tome III : Les Porphyrogénètes Zoé et Théodora ; Règnes de Constantin VIII. De Zoé avec son premier mari Romain III. Argyros, son second mari Michel IV. Le Paphlagonien, son fils adoptif Michel V le Kalaphate, sa s&#156;ur Théodora ; son troisième mari. Enfin Constantin IX Monomaque ; De Théodora seule ; de Michel VI Stratiotikos ; Avènement d&#146;Isaac Comnène. 1025-1057. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Historica Medii Aevi. Wegweiser durch die Geschichtswerke des europäischen Mittelalters bis 1500. Vollständiges Inhaltsverzeichniss zu Acta Sanctorum Boll., Bouquet, Migne, Monum. Germ. Hist., Muratori, Rerum Britann. Scriptores, etc.

      Berlin, W. Weber, 1896, - 2 vol. in-4, pagination continue CXLVII-1749 pp., demi-maroquin marine à coins, dos à nerfs, couv. cons. (rel. post.). Bon exemplaire.Monumentale bibliographie qui référence les principaux textes médiévaux des différentes bibliothèques et collections d'Europe.

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        The Leaping Ouananiche. What It Is, Where, When and How to Catch It

      New York: Field and Stream Publishing Co., 318 Broadway, [1896]. Second edition. 12mo. Illustrated. 57 pp., with a small broadsheet tipped in advertising Chamber's Book, "The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment.". Printed pictorial wrappers. Very good

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        Pen Sketches of Los Angeles, California.

      Elstner-Morehouse, Los Angeles: 1896 - 1 BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THIS VERY RARE LOS ANGELES SKETCHBOOK. With 36 full-page plates depicting early Los Angeles buildings. This unequaled record of the central Los Angeles business district, was created, according to the preface, in order " to show the active business portions, together with a few of the more pretentious of the office buildings and manufactories". Arthur Ellis was a founding member of the Zamorano Club. Provenance: Sam Behrendt, the son of Los Angeles pioneer Caspare Behrendt* (d.1913) (the discovery of gold brought him to California), "acquired his education in the Spring Street and Eighth Street Grammar Schools at Los Angeles, and after he was fifteen years old spent one year in a business college. For to years he clerked in a grocery and cigar business, and remained there until 1900. Selling out and returning to Los Angeles, he became connected with the San Gabriel Electric Company, later merged with the Pacific Light and Power Company. He was employed as a collector and later solicited new contracts for three years. On leaving that corporation, Mr. Behrendt entered the insurance business for himself, and in 1907 took in Mr. I. O. Levy as a partner under the name Behrendt-Levy Company, and they incorporated the business in 1908. This is a general insurance agency and the establishment now employs twenty-one people. Mr. Behrendt is also a director of the Union Bank and Trust Company and a director of the Shiff, Lang & Company." He is a member of Hollenbeck Lodge no. 119, a Scottish Rite Mason, and Shriner, Elk, Corona Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West, B&#146;nai Birth, Los Angeles Athletic Club, San Gabriel Country Club, City Club, Chamber of Commerce, Merchants and Manufacturers Association, and the Friars Club of New York. At Oakland, Ca., he married Sadie Mosbacher. Together they had a son George (b.1904). Behrendt was also known to be a friend of film star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, holding a dinner in his honor at the Alexandria Hotel February 12, 1917. &#150; McGroarty. John Steven McGroarty, Los Angeles from the mountains to the sea: with selected biography, vol. II, p. 422; James Miller Guinn, A history of California and an extended history of Los Angeles and 1915, page 124; Harris Newmark, Sixty Years in Southern California. Large oblong 4to. Not paginated. 36 full page illustrations of Los Angeles with related adverts on the opposite pages, 15 full page photos of individual Los Angeles Buildings. Original full gilt stamped brown cloth; inner hinges neatly repaired. Early inscription to Arthur Ellis, 1927. Early Ownership signature of Sam Behrendt, Los Angeles, 1925. Fine. EXTREMELY SCARCE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cruise of the Antarctic to the South Polar Regions.

      London & New York: Edward Arnold. 1896 - Original blue cloth with silver pictorial cover. 8vo. 243pp. plus ads (4pp). Illustrated. Ex-Library. First edition. An account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1894-95 led by Leonard Kristensen. Bull, a Melbourne resident, organized the voyage and served as its manager. This commercial enterprise in search of whaling grounds and seals was funded by the Norwegian whaler Svend Foyn. By late 1894 the ship had penetrated the pack ice and entered the Ross Sea. At Cape Adare a crew including Kristensen, Bull and Carstens Borchgrevink went ashore, becoming the first men to set foot on the continent. There are 12 plates in the book showing sealers at work, a portrait of Foyn, and many of the ship surrounded by icebergs. A good copy only with some heavily soiled pages and some edge-chipping. A stain runs along the top border of many of the book's pages. The library markings are an ink stamp on the title page and in the margins of the first 2 plates. The only other library mark is a small ink number on the copyright page. The title page has an ink library stamp above the imprint and a small ink number on the copyright page. The binding is good with some rubbing and wear to the covers. This copy has been rebacked with a new cloth spine and has new endpapers inside. Quite rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Centerbridge Books]
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