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        Library of the World's Best Literature Ancient and Modern [45 Volumes Complete]

      New York: The International Society. 1896-1898. Charles Dudley Warner edition, limited and registered. Complete in 45 volumes. Quartos. Green cloth boards with paper spine label, untrimmed pages and top edge gilt. The set has toned spine labels and light touches of scattered wear; two volumes have abraded corners and two others frayed at the crown, still a very nice near fine set. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Paris - 1896 - les 31 dessins originaux à l' encre de chine et crayon bleu .La pluspart ( 30 dessins ) signés à l'encre du monogramme HS et un signé Heidbrinck., formats: 160mm x 245mm chaque dessin sous passe - partout monté sur onglets. Demi maroquin marron à coins . Size: Folio [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum. Three volume set

      London: Trustees of the British Museum. G+ : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Minor wear and rubbing to covers. Ex lib - anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh. British Museum Trustee presentation plates to front pastedowns. 1896. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). vi, 448pp; xi, 382pp; xiv, 727pp, 19pp. + plates. Numerous b/w plates. Published 1893-1896. .

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        Collection of 6 early papers on radioactivity, from "comptes rendus... de l'academie des sciences", 1896-1901.

      . 6 articles by Henri Becquerel, taken from the comptes rendus des sciences, 1896-1901. In recent old style blue stiff paper boards. Two title pages of the Comptes Rendus (for 1896 and 1899) bound in. Exact contents of this collection: "Sur diverses proprietes des rayons Uraniques" (1896, pp. 855-859); "Sur la dispersion anomale de la vapeur de sodium incandescente, et sur quelques consequences de ce phenomene" (1899, pp. 145-151); "Recherches sur les phenomenes de phosphorescence produits par le rayonnement du radium" (1899, p. 912-917); "Sur quelques observations faites avec l'uranium a de tres basses temperatures"(1900, pp. 199-202); "Sur le rayonnement des corps radio-actifs" (1899, pp. 1205-1207) "Sur la radioactivite de l'uranium" (1901, pp. 977-980).* A nice collection of some of the earliest papers on radio activity, the first paper published in the year Radioactivity was discovered, the others of the years immediately following that discovery. Henri Becquerel (1852-1909) first observed that rays emitted spontaneously from the disintegration of apparently solid substances. Soon afterwards he noted that certain uranium compounds emitted radiations after exposure to sunlight, and that these radiations could pass through plates of aliminium. A nice and important collection (the first title, for example, is listed in the Dictionary of scientific biography). Collection in good conditon, some slight unfiorm age toning of paper, two pages with a small marginal tear and some stamps. In recent blue hardcover paper boards with title vignette on front..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        The history and description of Africa and of the notable things therein contained, written by al-Hassan ibn-Mohammad al-Wezaz al-Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus. Done into English in the year 1600, by John Pory .

      Hakluyt Society London 1896 - 3 volumes, viii, cxi, 224; 225-698; 699-1119pp., 4 maps, original blue cloth gilt, spines darkened, bookplates, blindstamps, and spine labels of the United Service Institution, slight chipping to head of spines else very good. Hakluyt Society, first series, 92-94. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Notenmanuskript mit Namenszug im Titel.

      O. O. u. D. - 12 SS. auf 6 Blatt. Folio. Partitur seines Intermezzos "Akeley". - Der aus Preßburg bei Wien gebürtige Komponist studierte u. a. bei Richard Heuberger, unternahm von 1896 bis 99 als Kapellmeister Tourneen durch Deutschland, Rußland und Finnland und wurde nach seiner Rückkehr 1900 Dirigent unter Carl Michael Ziehrer. "Im folgenden Jahr gründete er ein eigenes Konzertorchester, dessen Aufführungen in Wien bald populär wurden" (DBE). Ganglberger komponierte vorwiegend Unterhaltungsmusik, darunter die bekannte Polka "Mein Teddybär".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Paris, H. Simonis Empis 1896 - 160pp. Bon Etat. Un vol. relié demi chagrin prune, dos à nerfs caissons ornés de fleurons dorés, couv. cons. , int. frais. Percutantes et charmantes illustrations en noir toujours pleines d'esprit. Exemplaire d'un envoi à Georges Courteline. EDITION ORIGINALE et premier tirage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emmanuelle Morin]
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        Les Ballades

      Paris : Edouard Pelletan 1896 - ~ Orné de 70 Illustrations de A. Gérardin, gravées par J. Tinayre ~ Belle édition imprimée par Lahure, tirage à la presse à bras, limité à 400 exemplaires. Notre exemplaire le No. 332 de 145, numérotés de 206 à 350, sur vélin à la cuve des papeteries du Marais (filigrané KTHMA EIS AEI) et remarqué à la main par l'éditeur ~ Reliure plein maroquin à grain long, dos à nerfs, lieu & date en pied, filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle int. 5 filets dorés, superbe tranche sup dorée, autres tr. non rognées, couverture et dos conservés, signée CREUZEVAULT. Emboitage carton ~ 5f+205+[1]p+1f ~ 25x18x3cm. ~ Quelques rares taches claires et auréoles sans aucune gravité. Bel exemplaire / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historical Genealogy of the Family of Bayne of Nidderdale, Showing Also How Bayeux Became Baynes. Volume I. [all published]

      Ripon: William Harrison, 1896. - 8vo. pp. xvxii, [2], 635; illustrations, pedigrees. Contemporary pebble grained cloth, Very Good. Number 92 of only 200 copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        The Book of Household Management comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, Footman, .

      1896 1896 - Lond: Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1896. Thick 8vo. Full crushed oasis. Spine gilt, and with raised bands. (lii, 1644, 38pp.). With 13 full-page col. plates of which 2 are folding, 68 full-page steel-engrvs., numerous text-illusts., and adverts. Fine. NOTE: Among the additional recipes fround in this edition are: Recipes for Kangaroo Tail Soup, Parrot Pie, and Wallaby Roast. Because the imports of preserved Australian foods were making significant inroads into the English cuisine, the editors of Mrs. Beeton were anxious that recipes using these products were included.

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      London, New York, and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co.,. 1896. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-378 [379: printer's imprint] 380: blank]; [1-2] [i-iv] v-vi [1-2] 3-279 [280: printer's imprint], double flyleaves at front and rear of each volume,. original blue-gray boards with linen shelf backs, printed paper labels on spine panels, all edges untrimmed.. A fine set. Quite uncommon in such nice condition. (#131361). First trade edition. Follows the Kelmscott Press limited first edition issued the same year. The author's most important work of fantasy. " ... the longest of Morris' fantasy novels, probably the longest in the genre before J. R. R. Tolkien wrote THE LORD OF THE RINGS ... and it remains one of the most complex and beautiful fantasy quests ever written." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2090-2096. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1198. Tymn, Fantasy Literature, p. 146. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Reginald 10426. NCBEL III 567.

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        Realencyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche. Band 1-22, A-Z und Registerband. 22 Bände (komplett). Begründet von J. J. Herzog. In dritter verbesserter und vermehrter Auflage unter Mitwirkung vieler Theologen und Gelehrten herausgegeben von D. Albert Hauck.

      J. C. Hinrich'sche Buchhandlung,, Leipzig, 1896 - Leipzig, J. C. Hinrich'sche Buchhandlung, 1896-1909. 4°. 26 cm. Ca. 17000 Seiten. Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 3., verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Einband wenig berieben, wenig bestoßen, Name auf Vorsatz. Insgesamt dekoratives, gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Third enlarged and revised edition. Original half leather bindings. Covers lightly rubbed, bumped, inscription on endpaper. Fine copy. Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        The Lark: Book 1 (Nos. 1-12) and Book II (Nos. 13-24 & Epilark)

      William Doxey, San Francisco 1896 - Light beige cloth over boards on both volumes. Book I has titles in black on both cover and spine with a picture of man playing horn in brown and green on cover. Book II has title in black on both cover and spine with pictorial of Pan playing flute in brown, black against a green tree background by Florence Lundborg (logo FL). Many illustrations throughout both books by Gelett Burgess, Florence Lundborg, Ernest Peixotto, Maynard Dixon and others. Bookplate on both volumes of Sidney & Marian Lansburgh on front endpages. Book I as minor stain on lower spine otherwise both books are fine, tight, clean unopened copies. Harlan 20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        P'TIT BONHOMME (au globe doré)

      1896 - un volume, relié cartonnage polychrome rouge "au globe doré" grand in-octavo éditeur (275x180mm), toutes tranches dorées, relié par Engel, Cartonnage Hetzel "au globe doré", Dos au phare, Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. légères rousseurs, orné de 85 illustrations par L. BENETT dont 12 planches en chromotypographie + une carte en couleurs, (458 pages + 8 f. de catalogue Y. des nouveautés 1897) pages, sans date (1897) Paris Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie Editeur, Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars, relié par Engel. .cartonnage du 3ème type, mention collection hetzel en bas du dos sur fond rouge + rosace du plat inférieur indiquant "J J H & Cie " ,.Collection :"Les voyages extraordinaires. Collection Hetzel.".titre RARE.cartonnage en bon état. (good condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Writings of Bret Harte (19 vols.)

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston - "Author's Autograph Copy N0. 295." SIGNED by Harte in vol. 1 and dated Septem. 1896. This set includes all volumes published until 1903 but lacks vol. 20, published in 1914. A vg- set, overall; the spines are faded to brown, the title pieces darkened w/ several chipped (vol. 1 and 15-20), spine ends bumped and worn (few tiny tears to ends and chips to cloth). Hinges repaired in vol. 1, which also has a thin waterstain at the bottom corner of the ffep only. Pages 297-312 creased along side edge. Text in all vols. free of marks. This wonderful set includes illustrations by many of the finest artists of the time, and many have SIGNED various plates: James Montgomery Flagg, E. Boyd Smith (3x), Guy Rose, B. West Clinedinst, Mary Hallock Foote (2x), Alice Barber Stephens (2x), W.L. Taylor, Fredric Remington, Otto H. Bacher, M.J. Burns, Malcolm Fraser (2x), T. de Thulstrup, Frederick Dielman, Orson Lowell (2x), Frank T. Merrill, Eric Pape, Ethel I. Brown, Arthur I. Keller (2x), Frederick McCormick, Thomas Fogarty, and Seymour Stone. There is at least one signed plate in each volume; most have more. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bouvard and Pécuchet

      London: H. S. Nichols Publisher,, 1896. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board and top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece, title page, and 7 plates. A little rubbed and marked, spine faded, lower corner bumped, free endpapers tanned, contents slightly toned. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in France in 1881.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Vie de Caserne. Compositions originales de Henri Dupray.

      Paris: Emile Testard, Armand Magnier successeur, 1896 - L"un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon avec triple suite des gravures dont une épreuve couleur avec remarques (non numéroté), grand in-8; [iv], 147p., [5p.]; 6 hors-texte gravés à l"eau forte en quatre états (deux en noir et deux en couleurs, avec et sans remarques), 32 vignettes en deux états, illustration de couverture et vignette de titre en un état supplémentaire sur papier fin. Belle reliure de Charles Meunier en maroquin rouge, mosaïquée sur le plat supérieur de trois visages de soldats aux figures de marionnettes, suspendues par des rubans; dos à quatre nerfs allongés, doubles gardes dont une de satin broché rouge, or et noir, la seconde en papier marbré. Bordure de six filets dorés à l"intérieur des plats avec fleurons dorés aux coins, couvertures illustrées en couleurs conservées, tranches dorées sur témoins. Avec envoi de Courteline à "son ami Henri ?" daté août 1904, et envoi de l"éditeur à "Monsieur Romeyrol" (?). Mors supérieur discrètement réparé, fentes aux extrémités du mors inférieur et une tache brune affectant deux états de l"un des hors-textes. Séduisant exemplaire malgré ces défauts. Belle édition de ces souvenirs régimentaires de Courteline, dans une spectaculaire reliure de Charles Meunier. Carteret V, 58. [Attributes: Soft 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

      Printed By and for John Watts, at the Printing Office in Wild-Court Near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, London - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member]
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        Jude the Obscure

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 1896 - 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, lightly soiled with a touch of foxing to the endpapers. First edition, issued as volume 8 of "The Wessex Novels"; with an etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a map of Wessex prepared by Hardy. Fourteen of eighteen last pages of chapters are numbered in the gatherings "A" through "H," indicating that this is a largely first state copy. (Purdy p. 87.) Robert George Morton's copy, with the barrister's library bookplate on the front pastedown. A superb copy of Hardy's last great novel [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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      London: Leonard Smithers, 1896 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-185 [186: blank] [187: printer's imprint] [188: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with black and white illustration by Aubrey Beardsley, original maroon buckram, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Collection of morbid studies, written under the shadow of Poe but distinctly fin de siecle in their sin-soaked diabolism. The after-death nightmare "When I Was Dead" is a minor masterpiece. Vincent O'Sullivan (1868-1940), American-born writer, long resident in Europe, was "a central figure of the English Decadent Movement, his early books of (mostly fantastic) verse -- POEMS (1896) and THE HOUSES OF SIN (1897) -- being among the movement's key documents, as was his first story collection, A BOOK OF BARGAINS (1896)." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 738. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1285. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 170. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 316. Bleiler (1978), p. 170. Reginald 11051. Hubin (1994), p. 621. Cloth lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, tissue guard lightly foxed, a very good, bright copy. A scarce book. (#96533) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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      John Lane The Bodley Head. London. 1896(1895) - FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Dated 1896 but actually published in 1895. With nearly 100 line drawings by Robinson. Ink inscription to previous owners on front free endpaper and some minor foxing to endpapers otherwise a very good, bright copy. Original ribbed green cloth, lettered and decorated to spine and illustrated on both boards in gilt. This copy is the scarcer untrimmed, taller page variant without the edges trimmed and gilded as in most copies. 1st state of 16pp of publishers adverts at end, dated 1895. A very good copy of one of the most beautiful illustrated books ever produced. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum. Three volume set

      London: Trustees of the British Museum. G+ : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Minor wear and rubbing to covers. Ex lib - anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh. British Museum Trustee presentation plates to front pastedowns. 1896. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). vi, 448pp; xi, 382pp; xiv, 727pp, 19pp. + plates. Numerous b/w plates. Published 1893-1896. .

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        Autograph postcard signed ("Bernard Shaw").

      London, 6. XI. 1896. - 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To the French director and actor Aurélian Lugné-Poe (1869-1940) in Paris: "Mlle Newcombe me dit que vous allez jouer 'Peer Gynt'. Cela vaut bien un voyage à Paris. Voulez-vous avoir la bonté de me dire sur quelle soirée la reppresentation [!] aura lieu. Je n'en sais rien à présent; et Mlle Newcombe ne peut m'èclairer [.]". - Together with the poet and critic C. Mauclair, Lugne-Poe founded the Theatre de I’Oeuvre in Paris in 1893 and was its head until 1929; already in the first year he had given a piece of Ibsen, namely "Rosmersholm". - Slightly browned due to paper; one pinhead-sized hole on the upper margin.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Bracebridge Hall, or, The Humorists: Two Volumes

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1896 - Heyliger edition. This is number 43 of one hundred copies. English calf decorated with gilt. Top edge gilt. Red suede pastedowns embossed with gilt and red suede endpapers blind stamped with similar decor. Two volumes. Front endpapers loose and laid in, spine a bit faded, else near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Outcast Of The Islands

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1896 - FIRST EDITION - FIRST PRINTING [ Conrad's Second Novel ] - Green cloth boards with gold/gilt decoration to the spine. Corners bumped. Few soil/scratch marks, otherwise clean and tightly bound to page block. - Pages are foxed browned, moreso to the first and last few endpages. There had been at some time newspaper clips pasted to the first and last few blank endpages and the majority have been removed leaving remnants. - There are a couple of complete newspaper articles still inside the book. - One is pasted at the margin on page 338/339. It is a newspaper article about Joseph Conrad and it states: CONRAD'S OWN HEART OF DARKNESS - By Anthony Powell. - This year is the fiftieth anniversary of Conrad's death. So the article is from 1974. - It mentions the author's suicide attempt, among other parts of his life. - Research states he tried to commit suicide in 1878 when he was just 21 years old. The second newspaper article to survive intact is on the very last blank endpage. It has a picture of Peter O'Toole as a younger man: There is a large inscription to the front blank endpage, I can't quite read it myself, so I have included and image for you to see it. The title page and dedication page have had a small piece of the page removed at the top right edge. 391 pages are amazingly roughcut, I've never seen anything quite like it before: It looks amazing. - Apart from a few small fox spots, the pages are amazingly clean throughout. Gilt decoration to top edge of pages. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verses and Sonnets.

      London, Ward and Downey, 1896 - 12mo. Original green cloth,titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmd. With the original unprinted tissue dust jacket. A little browning to the endpapers but a fine copy. The tissue jacket is has some minor loss at the head of the spine panel. First Edition First Impression of the author's first book. Apparently part of the edition was recalled after Mrs Belloc recognized some portrait or other of aspects of her life in some of the verse. This book is not rare in any absolute sense but copies as nice as this one turn up perhaps once a decade at most. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        JEANNE D'ARC.

      Plon-Nourrit Et Cie 1896 - In-4 à l'italienne ( 250 X 320 mm ), 47 pages, cartonnage de fine percaline jaune sable décoré d'une grande couronne de feuilles d'olivier vert métalisé et d'un semé de fleurs de de lys et de sacré-coeur dorés, tranches fuschia vernissées. ( Reliure de l'éditeur réalisée par Engel d'aprés un dessin de l'auteur ). 48 remarquables compositions originales en couleurs -une à chaque page- de BOUTET DE MONVEL. Trés bel exemplaire dans une condition rare.Ce beau livre tient une place à part dans l'immense production des livres pour enfants du début du XXe siècle. ( Voir la reproduction du cartonnage O. Uzanne L'Art de la Décoration extérieure des livres, page 127 Pierpont Morgon Library Early Children's books, N°184 Jérôme Peignot De l'Ecriture à la typographie, page 204, etc. ). cartonnages Enfantina [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'enterrement d'une étoile.

      Lib. Borel 1896 - - Lib. Borel, Paris 1896, 7,5x14,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi toile chocolat, dos lisse, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier moutarde, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux et émouvant envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à sa belle mère Léonide. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un billet autographe de deux pages de François Daudet qui retrace l'itinéraire de cet ouvrage au sein de la famille Daudet. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de Luigi Rossi. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lyon pittoresque.

      Bernoux & Cumin, Lyon 1896 - In 4, demi reliure à coins de chagrin marron, dos lisse orné, VIII, 322 pp., 5 eaux-fortes, 20 lithographies et 33 dessins à la plume par Joannès Drevet, couverture et dos conservés. Reliure frottée sinon bon exemplaire. On joint: Bon de souscription "Les Vieilles pierres Lyonnaises" avec une eau-forte; bon de souscription " Le Lyon de nos pères "avec une eau-forte, et un ensemble de 5 eau-fortes et de 20 lithographies de Joannès Drevet représentant Lyon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Codice Messicano Vaticano no. 3773

      Stabilimento Danesi, Roma 1896 - An 1896 facsimile of a Precolumbian Mexican codex produced by the Duke of Loubat from the original housed in the Vatican library. Joseph Florimond Loubat, whose title was conferred on him by Pope Leo XIII in recognition of his large gifts to the Catholic Church, was an American philanthropist who had, among other things, an interest in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican history and archaeology. In particular, he studied and wrote commentaries on a number of the surviving pre-Columbian codices, including this one. In 1896, to correct an error in an earlier description and transliteration of this particular codex, he commissioned a facsimile edition to be done using photochromography, reproducing the entire 48 leaves of the folding codex, as well as reproducing the wooden binding of the codex. Fifty copies of the facsimile were created, each housed in a folding wood-and-leather box along with three pamphlets about the codex, one in English, one in Italian, and one in Spanish. The facsimile codex and the three pamphlets are here present and complete as issued; each bears ex-library markings from a no longer extant Catholic school. A rare edition: OCLC locates only three copies. In original quarter leather wooden box (damaged). Otherwise, very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of James Murrells ' ("Jemmy Morrill") Seventeen Years' Exile among the wild blacks of North Queensland,and his life and shipwreck and terrible adventures among savage tribes; their manners, customs, languages, and superstitions; also Murrells' rescue and return to civilization

      Brisbane: Edmund Gregory, 1896. Small octavo, 45 pp., two photographic reproductions, first very toned but the paper otherwise good; original printed blue paper wrappers, very worn at the spine; preserved in a silk-lined green morocco box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 17 years with the Aborigines of North Queensland. Rare 19th-century edition of an important account of the shipwreck of James Murrells and the subsequent seventeen years he spent living with an Aboriginal tribe near Mount Elliott on the Queensland coast south of Townsville. First published in 1863, this 1896 edition has an interesting foreword by the editor and Government Printer of Brisbane, Edmund Gregory. 'In 1846, the ship {i Peruvian }was wrecked on her way from Sydney to China. A raft conducted seven of the survivors to the shore near Cape Cleveland. Three died before they had been landed a fortnight. The others were then discovered by the blacks. When both sides had recovered their mutual astonishment and alarm, they made each other's acquaintance. The natives appeared to have treated them with kindness and consideration… After seventeen years wandering with the blacks, he eventually (in 1863) approached the fence of a sheep-yard… and, upon being challenged by the settlers, was able to find words to the effect that he was a shipwrecked seaman. His story was obtained from him with great difficulty, owing to his reticence. Examined by the Police Magistrate of Rockhampton "he contented himself with monosyllabic replies, and augmented rather than satisfied the thirst of his audience for information".' (Ferguson).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870

      Longmans, Green & Company, New York 1896 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        LOS RAROS

      Tipográfica La Vasconia, Buenos Aires 1896 - DARIO Rubén: LOS RAROS. Buenos Aires. Editorial Tipográfica La Vasconia. 1896. 234p. 3h. Medio cuero con punteras y lomo ornamentado. Primera edición. Bisagras de la encuadernación con desgastes. Buen estado [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cabalgando en un Silbido]
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        Dictionnaire siamois français anglais, Siamese French English dictionary,

      Bangkok, Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique 1896, - in-8, 69-1165 pp., reliure pleine toile bleue, titre doré (reliure vers 1950). Les premières pages fournissent les informations de prononciation et les règles grammaticales. Entrées en caractères siamois, lecture romanisée, traduction française puis anglaise. Petite déchirure en tête du mors du second plat, sur 5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE]
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        The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. xxx, 567pp + ads. Grey cloth stamped in black on the cover and the spine. Cloth is soiled and shows some discoloration to lower edges, slant to spine, light foxing to endpapers, two pages folded at corner. Text block is clean and binding tight. A good+ copy. Rather uncommon. ; Octavo .

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad]
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      Ernest Nister 1896 - Circa 1896. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Panorama Picture Book of Fairy Stories. Nister book 633. Six stunning three-dimensional stand-up scenes. Large oblong format. Green cloth spine, colour pictorial paper boards. Front cover shows the Babes in the Wood riding on a leaf in the air harnessed to a pair of robins. Green/white floral endpapers. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Covers scuffed & scratched. Vertical crease to front endpaper giving rise to a 1" closed tear at the base of this crease. The Blue Bird story has a closed tear at top edge which is repaired with now yellowed tape (approx 3"). Hinges are lightly pulled. A few pale foxspots present. The dog in the first stand-up scene is missing his wings otherwise all stand-up scenes in excellent condition and unusually complete. An attractive copy of a scarce title. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS A Story of the Grand Banks

      London,: Pearson's Magazine. Handsomely bound in 3/4 reddish-brown niger morocco, t.e.g.. 1896 to 1897. 1st edition. hb. Slim 8vo, 85 pp. . Written when Kipling was but 31, and not long married to the sister of his American agent, this is his only book to be set entirely in America. This unique item contains the December, 1896; and the January to April, 1897 parts of Pearson's Magazine which constituted the first appearance in print of Kipling's famous novella. The first book publication was by Macmillan (London), later in 1897, with 21 illustrations by I. W. Taber. The first American book publication was also in 1897 by The Century Co. (New York City). This true first printing also contains 16 illustrations by I. W. Taber, as well as an additional 21 illustrations by Fred T. Jane (the founder of "Jane's Fighting Ships "), and two by Swain. The five parts are bound without any preliminary leaves, containing 85 pages from the magazine. The binding is by Sandorski and Sutcliffe, of London. The spine is in compartments with delicate gilt lettering and the date 1896-7 at bottom. The leather of the front board is a bit spotted, more so near the top than elsewhere, and the top of the hinge is rubbed. The boards are also slightly bumped. The front free endpaper shows the remains of stamp hinges where the former owner has hinged his bookplate and some auction notices of this book. There are four small spots to the rear endpaper, of no particular consequence. The contents are generally clean, if slightly edge-worn. Overall, the book is in very good condition, in a most attractive binding. Martindell 68. .

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire. Année complète 1896.

      Bureaux de la Revue 1896 - - Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1896, 15x24,5cm. - Edition originale.Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline saumon, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue.Onze numéros de janvier à novembre 1896. Couvertures conservées.Contributions littéraires de André Gide ("Ménalque"), Maurice Barrès, Octave Uzanne, Francis Jammes, Pierre Louÿs, Henri Ghéon, etc.Le numéro de février rend hommage à Paul Verlaine, disparu un mois auparavant. Un beau portrait du poète sur son lit de mort d'après un dessin de Noé Legrand.Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      The Gebbie Publishing Company, Ltd., Philadelphia 1896 - "Imperial Edition. Of this edition 500 copies have been printed, of which this is No. 6." Twelve volumes uniformly bound in three-guarters dark green leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Gilt top edges. Spines have turned to dark brown, and have five raised bands with gilt lettering and decorations and "1898" on each."(Self-Interpreting) Illustrated with Sixty Etchings and Wood Cuts, Maps and Facsimiles." Slight wear to corners; same to some spine heads; tiny rubs at the edges of a few spines. All are very clean, sound and tight with fine contents. Beautiful set, in great condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        The Martian

      London - Harper's Monthly Magazine 1896 - A wonderful find for fans of du Maurier,the original Harper's Monthly serialisation of The Martian bound from the parts into a finely bound volume. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. This isa collection of the first printed serial appearances of The Martian extracted from Harper's Monthly Magazines and bound as one complete work. High quality paper has been laid down covering superfluous text to make for a continuous narrative. With the armorial nameplate of S. F. Widdrington to the front pastedown. George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier, 1834 1896, was a French-born British cartoonist and author. The Martian is du Maurier's third work. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson was the nephew of Samuel Edward Widdrington (17871856) the writer on Spain. He inherited his estates and name. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very slight wear to the extremities, including very slight fading to the spine. Internally the pages are generally bright with very slight browning and the occasional spot, most prominent to the endpapers. Overall the condition is near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        A Souvenir, and a Medley: Seven Poems and a Sketch by Stephen Crane with Divers and Sundry Communications from Certain Eminent Wits

      East Aurora NY: The Roycroft Printing Shop. 1896. First. First edition. Illustrated wrappers. A touch of soiling, the yapped edges only lightly worn, a lovely near fine example of a fragile item, housed in a custom chemise, and quarter morocco slipcase. .

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        A Souvenir and a Medley: Seven Poems and a Sketch by Stephen Crane. With Divers and Sundry Communications from Certain Eminent Wits

      East Aurora, NY: Roycroft Printing Shop, 1896. First edition. Sm 8vo. . Original pictorial wrappers, uncut. Yapped edges mostly gone. Fine copy. BAL 4074 . This comprised No. 1 of The Roycroft Quarterly; its original cost was twenty-five cents, and it appeared in May, 1896, the year following the publication of The Red Badge of Courage

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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