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        Westminster Abbey.

      1896. 1896 - Octavo. Bound in brown morocco with gilt panelling to front board, raised bands, extensive gilt decoration and gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt and slightly gauffered to extremeties, additional gilt line to edges of boards and triple ruled gilt dentelles. A handsome copy. Gilt is bright, spine slightly tanned. Internally clean, illustrations bright and clear. Bound by Elizabeth Griscom Marrot (b.1863), a pupil of Cobden-Sanderson at The Doves Bindery from 1901; a US apprentice binder from Philadelphia, daughter of a Quaker bookseller and publisher, Charles Henry Marrot. TIDCOMBE, Women Bookbinders, p.182. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Earthly Paradise

      Hammersmith, UK: Kelmscott Press, 1896-97 Complete 8-volume set. Full limp vellum with gilt spine lettering and two linen ties per volume. 193pp, 121pp, 169pp, 137pp, 241pp, 217pp, 203pp, 186pp. Engraved title page. Very good. Occasional faint age toning to vellum and bit of faint soiling to rear pastedowns (only), but overall tight, quite handsome and internally fine. Spectacular copy of the "Kelmscott Press Edition" (actually the fourth edition and third English edition), Morris's book-length epic nod to Icelandic sagas, first published in 1868. This was the last title published by his hugely influential Kelmscott Press during his lifetime, and it's a superb example of the Arts and Crafts tradition. Very scarce. LEMIRE A-4.17.

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        A Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern

      New York: The International Society, 1896 Century Edition. Limited edition, numbered 419 of one thousand sets. Illustrated with b/w plates and colored frontispieces. Buckram bindings with paper labels. 8vo (royal). An entire limited edition library of the world's classic authors, amply illustrated with many b/w plates. Each is adorned with a colored frontispiece, many of which are reproductions from medieval illuminations. Hefty tan buckram cloth, with paper labels and gilded page tops. Handling wear, with marks to a few; chipping to some of the labels. Inscription in volume 1. Else very fine interiors. Terrific and quite rare complete set.

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        Handbuch der klassischen Altertums-Wissenschaft [Altertumswissenschaft] in systematischer Darstellung mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Geschichte und Methodik der einzelnen Disziplinen. In Verbindung mit Gymn.-Rektor Dr. Autenrieth, Prof. Dr. Ad. Bauer, Prof. Dr. Blass, [...] herausgegeben von Dr. Iwan Müller. - Konvolut von 9 Abteilungen in 19 Teilbänden (nicht vollständig). -- Band 1: Einleitende und Hilfsdisziplinen: A. Grundlegung und Geschichte der Philologie; B. Hermeneutik und Kritik; C. Palaeographie; D. Epigraphik; E. Chronologie; F. Metrologie. -- Band 2: Griechische und lateinische Sprachwissenschaft. -- Band 3: Geographie und politische Geschichte des klassischen Altertums mit einer Einleitung über die Geographie und Geschichte des Orients bis zu den Perserkriegen. -- Band 4.1: Die griechischen Staats-, Kriegs- und Privataltertümer. - Band 4.2: Die römischen Staats-, Kriegs- und Privataltertümer. -- Band 5.1: Geschichte der antiken Naturwissenschaft. - Band 5.1.1: Geschichte der antiken Philosphie. - Bände 5.2.1 & 5.2.2: Griechische Mythologie und Religionsgeschichte. - Band 5.3: Die griechischen Sakralaltertümer und das Bühnenwesen der Griechen und Römer. - Band 5.4: Religion und Kultus der Römer. -- Band 6: Archäologie der Kunst. Nebst einem Anhang über die antike Numismatik. -- Band 7: Geschichte der griechischen Litteratur bis auf die Zeit Justinians. -- Band 8: Geschichte der römischen Litteratur bis zum Gesetzgebungswerk des Kaisers Justinian; Band 8.1: Die römische Litteratur in der Zeit der Republik; Band 8.2: Die Zeit vom Ende der Republik (30 v. Chr.) bis auf Hadrian (117 n. Chr.); Band 8.2.1: Die römische Littertur in der Zeit der Monarchie bis auf Hadrian. Erste Hälfte: Die augustische Zeit; Band 8.3: Die Zeit von Hadrian 117 bis auf Constantin 324; Band 8.4.1: Die römische Litteratur von Constantin bis zum Gesetzgebungswerk Justinians. - Die Litteratur des vierten Jahrhunderts; Band 8.4.2: Die römische Litteratur von Constantin bis zum Gesetzgebungswerk Justinians. - Die Litteratur des fünften und sechsten Jahrhunderts. -- Band 9.1: Geschichte der byzantinischen Litteratur von Justinian bis zum Ende des oströmischen Reiches (527-1453). -- Band 9.2.1: Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters. Von Justinian bis zur Mitte des zehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Nördlingen & München: Verlag der C. H. Beck'schen Buchhandlung 1896-1920.. Insgesamt 19 Teilbände. Bände 8.3 & 8.4.1: 2. Auflage. Bände 5.1.1 & 8.2.1: 3. Auflage. Bände teils mit Abbildungen im Text. Gr. 8° (22,5 -25 cm). 16 Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln & 3 Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].. "Begründet wurde das Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft (HdA, auch HdAW, HbAW oder HAW) als Handbuch der klassischen Altertums-Wissenschaft in systematischer Darstellung 1885 von Iwan von Müller, ab 1913 fortgesetzt von Robert von Pöhlmann, ab 1920 erweitert von Walter Otto und ab 1953 fortgeführt von Hermann Bengtson. Aktuelle Herausgeber sind Hans-Joachim Gehrke und Bernhard Zimmermann. Das Handbuch erscheint unregelmäßig im Verlag C. H. Beck in München. Anders als die zur selben Zeit konzipierte und begonnene Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft (RE) wollte das HdA das Wissen der Zeit über das Altertum im systematischen Zusammenhang darlegen. Jedoch beschränkt sich das Handbuch nicht wie Handbücher im Normalfall auf die Darstellung des aktuellen Wissensstandes; im HdA wurden auch eigene, originäre Forschungsleistungen publiziert. Wie die RE ist das Werk ein Jahrhundertprojekt. Anders als bei dieser wurden viele Bände des Handbuches aktualisiert und auf den neuesten Stand gebracht. Das geschah durch Überarbeitungen oder durch völliges Neuverfassen der Teilbände. Das Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft erscheint in zwölf Abteilungen, Abteilung elf ist jedoch nicht besetzt." (Quelle: Wikipedia) - Hier vorliegend ein Konvolut von 19 Teilbänden, welche insgesamt 9 Abteilungen umreißen; Bände innerhalb dieser 9 Abteilungen nicht komplett. - Einbände etwas berieben und etwas angestaubt. Leder teils etwas beschabt. Einige Kapitale etwas beschädigt. Vorsätze teilweise leicht leimschattig. Papier etwas gebräunt, stellenweise mit kleineren braunen Flecken. Ganz vereinzelte Anstreichungen in Bleistift. - Band 5.1.1 mit zahlreichen Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen in Bleistift und rotem Fineliner. Bei Band 6 Rücken fast vom Block gelöst; bei Band 7 Rücken vollständig vom Block gelöst sowie handschriftliche Notizen in schwarzer Tinte auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt. Bei Band 8.4.1 Titelblätter etwas knickspurig. Band 8.4.2 mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsspuren; hintere Blätter etwas gewellt. - Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar des Standardwerkes, welches nur im Konvolut abgegeben wird.

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        Rimskie katakomby: iz istorii izucheniia ikh [The catacombs of Rome: on the history of their exploration] Offprint from "Russkoe obozrenie" [Russian Review].

      Moscow: Universitetskaia tipografiia, 1896. Octavo. Bound in marbled paper, with paper spine strip; [3], 4-23 pp. Signed and inscribed on the front flyleaf to Grand Duke Sergei Aleksandrovich (1857-1905), the fifth son of Alexander II who served as governor of Moscow until his death at the hands of revolutionary terrorist Ivan Kaliaev. With an inventory number in ink and additional library notes (shelf position?) in pencil. Wrappers chipped; paper rather brittle. Tsvetaev was a well-known historian, philologist and art historian, a correspondent member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences, as well as the founder and director of the Alexander III Fine Arts Museum at Moscow University (now known as the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts). He was the father of Russian Silver Age Poet Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941). Personalized presentation copies to members of the Russian Imperial family are quite uncommon.

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        CRIPPLE CREEK AND COLORADO SPRINGS ILLUSTRATED. A REVIEW AND PANORAMA OF AN UNIQUE GOLD FIELD, WITH GEOLOGICAL FEATURES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF FIVE EVENTFUL YEARS, INCLUDING OUTLINES OF NUMEROUS COMPANIES

      Published by Warren & Stride, 1896., 1896. First edition. 12" x 9 1/2" copper embossed wrappers, 104 pp., prologue, illustrated (most pages with 2 or 3 illustrations), maps. Folding map at the front shows the Cripple Creek gold fields, printed map at the front shows the wagon road and railroad ties of the Cripple Creek District, second folding map is of the Economic Geology of the Cripple Creek District. There are two folded views of Colorado Springs showing prominent homes, business buildings, etc. A well done overview of the gold mining industry and the prosperity it brought to the region, with 18 double column pages with details on all area companies and their holdings. Also views of the large hotels, resorts, opera houses, railroads, etc. that flourished in the region. Red stamp of the Pikes Peak Tunnel Mining Railway on front and rear covers and with a blueprint map of their line laid-in. Covers lightly soiled, 3" section at top of spine is removed, interior is clean, all maps are in fine condition, overall a very good copy.

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        A BOOK OF BARGAINS

      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.. 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). 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.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("G Verdi") from Falstaff

      2 measures, with text commencing "Tutto nel mondo è burla l'uomo." With "Falstaff" in Verdi's hand to head and a date of "Milano... 1896" to lower left, the signature with the composer's customary flourish. Notated on card stock, 119 x 149 mm. Slightly worn and browned at extreme right edge; upper edge slightly smudged. In very good condition overall. . Composed in 1889-1892, Falstaff was Verdi's last opera. In 3 acts with a libretto by Boito after Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, the work was first performed in Milan at La Scala on February 9, 1893. "Falstaff leads off the final ensemble, a comic fugue to the words ‘Tutto nel mondo è burla’ (‘Everything in the world is a joke’). The ironic reference to an academic form, the polyphony and confusion of voices and, most of all, the constant, driving energy of the piece is a fitting end to Verdi’s final opera." Roger Parker in Grove online

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        Soldier Tales - 1st Edition

      Macmillan and Co., Limited, London 1896 - First Edition, published on 30 October 1896, at 6s; 5,000 copies were printed. Deep blue cloth boards, lettered and illustrated on spine and illustrated on front board in gold, dark bluish green endpapers. All edges trimmed and gilt. Near Fine condition with lightly rubbed extremities. Richards E1-12, Martindell 67, Livingston 133, Stewart 157. In the rare dust-wrapper, only rather minor chipping to spine ends and corners, little tanned, soiled. Small label to paste-down. Second state wrapper with "The Works of Rudyard Kipling" on back panel rather than rectangular vignette of three Indian deities in temple arch, advertising second printing (tenth thousand) of Soldier Tales; Includes "With the Main Guard", "Drums of the Fore and Aft", "The Man Who Was", "The Courting of Dinah Shadd", "The Incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney", "The Taking of Lungtungpen", "The Madness of Private Ortheris". As noted in Kipling’s contract with Macmillan, this is an "illustrated volume of stories (already published)" in prior English editions [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COSTUME]. Katalog der Freiherrlich von Lipperheideschen Kostumbibliothek

      Verlag von Franz Lipperheide, 1896 - 1901 und 1901 - 1905 1896 - 1901 and 1901 - 1905, Berlin - Thick 4to., 2 vols. (COMPLETE). xxi, [3], xvi, 645 pp., with 310 illustrations; xii, 840 pp., with 293 illustrations. Altogether 4818 tems described. WITH: Lipperheide's 12-page "Desiderata" printed on blue paper (inexplicably bound in Vol. 1 between pp. 48-49). Bound for Martin Breslauer in somewhat later maroon half morocco over purple cloth, spines faded to chestnut brown, one cover with unusual vertical stripes (sunned). Paper very slightly toned as is true of all copies of the first edition. Overall in excellent antiquarian condition. Very nice copy of the First Edition, now scarce: ours is the only complete copy on the market. This is the indispensible catalogue of the greatest Costume book collection ever formed, in which are meticulously described, with full collations and plate counts, more than 5000 titles, and which is illustrated by no less than 603 illustrations in the text. Our copy contains a signed letter from the collector to Martin Brelauser (see below). Franz Joseph and Frieda von Lipperheide were at that time the foremost publishers of fashion journals in the world (e.g. "Die Modenwelt," "Die Dame," "Illustrierte Frauen-Zeitung"). At one point their fashion magazine empire required a staff of more than 400 workers. Franz Joseph von Lipperheide (1838-1906) begin forming his costume collection in about 1870, systematically acquiring primary sources and secondary literature about fashion and traditional costume; civil, professional and religious costumes; weapons and uniforms; masks, dance and theatrical costumes, and much more. He also collected books related to weaving and knitting, tailoring, embroidery and other crafts, fashion magazines and illustrated newspapers, almanacs, etc. In 1899 Lipperheide gave his very important library to the Prussian State Library where it resided in a large and beautifully appointed room, the stately bookcases surrounded by choice paintings and miniatures. Among Lipperheide's collection of ca. 5,560 costume books, 45 MSS, and 840 fashion Almanacs are numerous treasures and great rarities. To these we must also add approximately 2,750 drawings, 23,700 individual woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs, plus ca. 2,500 photographs. Lipperheide's 686 paintings and 200 portrait miniatures are now in the Gemäldegalerie Berlin. -- Our copy contains a signed note (text secretarial), dated 29 July 1895, to Martin Breslauer while he was in Paris. Breslauer was to become one of the greatest European booksellers, although tragically he was ruined by the Nazis and was forced to flee with his family to London, in 1937. He died of shock on 16 October 1941, the result of one of many German bombing compaigns on London. REFERENCES: Besterman 1504; Colas 1880; Hiler p. 547. NDB. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Die aargauische Strohindustrie. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Kantons Luzern. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte derselben. Beilage: Die Einfuhr und Ausfuhr der schweizerischen Rosshaar- und Strohindustrie in den Jahren 1854 - 1894 von J. Buser.

      (Titelbl.: Aarau, Karl Bührer; Vorderdeckel: auch Aarau, Sauerländer), 1896 - 2° (37 x 28.5 cm), Lichtdrucktaf. als Frontispiz, VIII, 123 S., 189 Textabb., OILwd. m. farb. Deckelpräg., Lwd. min. angeschmutzt, sonst tadellos. EA. Ein unnummeriertes Ex. von 200 Exemplaren dieser ausführlichen und seltenen Wirtschaftsgeschichte. 1800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Now Newly Imprinted

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio (11-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches), [i]-ii, (1, title page), [1]-554, (2) pp. Printed on paper. Modern full blind-stamped pigskin, gilt edges, clasps, after the design of the original Cobden-Sanderson binding. Tiny spots of rust where the clasps attach to the boards inside, otherwise a perfect copy in a suitable binding. 425 copies were printed on paper and 14 on vellum. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was nearly 4 years in the making from conception to completion, with Ã’Cockerell recording in his diary on 11 June 1891 that Morris Ôthinks of printing a Chaucer from a blackletter fount which he hopes to designÕÓ (Peterson, 106). Printing began on 8 August 1894; December of the same year saw the designs for the original pigskin bindings; and the first two copies of the book were delivered on 2 June 1896 with Morris writing that he was Ã’very satisfiedÓ (Peterson). Very satisfied indeed -- The Works is without question the grandest production from MorrisÕ workshop and one of the great books of all time. 87 woodcut illustrations by Edward Hooper after Burne-Jones designs; 14 large borders; 18 different frames around the illustrations; and 26 initial words designed for the book by William Morris (Peterson). Colin Franklin (The Private Presses, Second Edition, 1991) writes that Ã’from the first appearance the Chaucer gained a name as the finest book since Gutenberg. It has held its place near the head of the polls ever since. Booksellers take its current price for an index of the state of the nation. The terms which critics used in the eighteen-nineties to welcome it simply show what an impression MorrisÕs printing made upon late-Victorian bookmen.Ó Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 46-48. The Artist and the Book 45. Peterson A40. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 329, no. 40. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 258. Sparling 40. Tomkinson, p. 117, no. 40.& &

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        EVE OF ST. AGNES

      Auvergne Pr., 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. Ltd. to 65 numbered copies. Printed on hand press by William H. Winslow & Chauncey L. Williams at River Forest. Gilt title on cover. Spine chipped at ends. Title page is designed especially for this book by Frank Lloyd Wright. Inscribed by the publisher to Elia W. Peattie, dated a few days after the book was published. Also a book plate of Peattie & husband, Robert Burns Peattie, both of whom were writers. Mrs. Peattie was the first woman reporter for the Chicago Tribune. This is the first book to include a Frank Lloyd Wright design & preceded his HOUSE BEAUTIFUL by a year. The design is on the title page.

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        The Island of Dr. Moreau

      William Heinemann, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1896. First Edition. 219 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth boards, pictorial front. Inscription to ffep. Text pages clean, light wear, foxing and tanning to text block and end papers. Thumb marks to page edges. Pages are rough cut. Slight lean. Moderate rubbing and marking to boards and spine, small inscription and dark markings to front.

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        CYNTHIA. In Two Volumes. (Very Fine Copy, Almost as New, in Custom Morocco Slipcase)

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. Merrick, Leonard. CYNTHIA. A Daughter of the Philistines. Two vols. Orig. cloth. London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. First edition. A very fine, fresh set in original publisher's blue decorated cloth, gilt. One couldn't possibly hope for a finer copy. Leonard Merrick (1864-1939) was born Leonard Miller, one of the few Jewish writers to make it in late Victorian and early Edwardian literary circles. Although largely forgotten today, he was highly regarded during his lifetime; both George Orwell and G. K. Chesterton praised CYNTHIA and J. M. Barrie called Merrick "a novelist's novelist." Barrie, Chesterton, and H. G. Wells joined forces to help issue a collected works of Merrick, fifteen volumes published during 1918-1922. Despite the misleading subtitle which seems to suggest a historical novel, CYNTHIA is the modern story of a struggling writer and a struggling writer's wife who live a middle-class version of the kind of working class author's nightmare beautifully exemplified by George Gissing's NEW GRUB STREET. A superb copy of a lost Victorian classic. Housed in a blue half-morocco slipcase. Sadleir 1709. Wolff 4746. First Edition. Decorative Boards. VERY FINE.

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        Nama und Damara. Deutsch-Süd-West-Afrika

      Magdeburg, Baensch (1896).. Mit 7 (2 mehrf. gefalt.) Karten und Skizzen, 32 Abb. auf Tafeln und 46 Textabb. 2 Bl., 334, XXVIII S. Illustr. OLwd. 4°. Kainbacher I, 52; Mendelssohn I, 563. - Einzige Ausgabe des frühen Werkes über die ehemalige deutsche Kolonie. - Namenszug H. F. Conradi, 3. VIII. 1899, auf Titel. Wenig braunfleckig. Insgesamt recht sauberes und frisches Exemplar!

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        Mosby's Rangers: A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry.

      NY: Kenyon, 1896. - 511p. 1 map in text. Photos. Grey pebbled cloth with gilt decorations. Williamson served as a private in Company A of the 43rd Battalion, and this work is drawn from his and others' personal experiences as well as from official reports. It includes accounts of various raids and engagements, short biographies of prominent members of the command, and a journal of events. Very Good + Copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pageant 1896. With contributions from Swinburne, Yeats, Verlaine, Bridges, Beerbohm, Lucien Pissarro, Laurence Housman, Millais, Burne-Jones, etc

      London: Henry and Co., 1896., 1896. Limited Edition. Quarto. Bound in brown cloth, with six motifs of doves bearing olive branches in gilt to front and rear boards, gilt titles to spine, all edges uncut. Limited to 150 copies, this is number 64. Corners slightly rubbed. Plates are sharp, and text is clean, with one small library stamp on the rear endpaper. Includes two armorial bookplates, "Edward Duff Balken" and "Carnegie Institute of Technology Hunt Library", with additonal publication details pasted in at front.

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        RANCH LIFE IN SOUTHERN KANSAS AND THE INDIAN TERRITORY, AS TOLD BY A NOVICE. HOW A FORTUNE WAS MADE IN CATTLE

      Fless & Ridge Printing Company, 1896., 1896. First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author on the title page. Original pictorial wrappers with title stamped in blue on spine and front cover, 2.p 1., (7)-163 (1)pp., portrait. Miller was born in 1851 and went to Kansas in 1878. This colorful account of his life as a rancher there over the next five years is an excellent first-hand account of ranching in the Indian territory during that early period. Miller attended Cornell University, spent a year and a half in Alaska in 1898-99 and died in Binghamton, New York in 1930. Adams Herd 1485 says "rare". Streeter Sale 2387: "An account of herding in the Cherokee Strip in the seventies." The author was one of the early presidents of the Cherokee Strip Livestock Association in the early seventies. Adams Six Guns 1486: "Rare. The book contains some firsthand information on Billy the Kid and tells about the attempt of the mob at Las Vegas to take prisoners away from Pat Garrett, an incident the author witnessed." Merrill Aristocrats of the Cow Country: "His book is a vivid portrayal of the business of the Cattle-barons of the plains and as he stated in the title "How a Fortune Was Made in Cattle." Two small old water stains to the fore-edges of the front and rear covers, else a near fine, bright copy, housed in a quarter leather and cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine. A choice copy of this rare and important cattle book.

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        Floure and the Leafe

      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. ìIt has been pointed out by the Rev. Professor Skeat, in ëThe Academy,í May 2, 1896, p. 365, that the words ëExplicit Clanvoweí 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 ëthe queení is Joan of Navarre, who held Woodstock manorî (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

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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Mitteleuropas.

      Gera-Untermhaus, Fr. Eugen Köhler, 1896-1905.. 3. Auflage. Bände I - XII. Zwölf Bände [KOMPLETT]. Folio (ca. 40 x 30 cm). Mit zusammen 449 Tafeln, 439 davon in Farbe (Chromolithographie). OHLdr. mit Lederecken. Mit goldgeprägt. Titel u. Bandzahl a. Rücken. 12 Bände ZUSAMMEN:. Schöne Ausgabe (Jubiläums-Prachtausgabe) dieses Grundlagenwerks in Halbleder. - Nur 2 Bände sind stärker beschädigt. Die 449 Tafeln sind (bis auf eine: Tafel 1 in Bd. VI) alle sehr gut erhalten. Die meisten Tafeln haben noch das Schutzpapier eingelegt. Nur wenige Farbtafeln sind am vom Schutzpapier nicht bedeckten weißen Rand ganz minimal gebräunt. Die Abbildungen selbst sind immer sehr schön. Der kräftige Farbauftrag bei den Lithographien macht jede der 439 Farbtafeln zu einem Gemälde. - // - Beschreibung der einzelnen Bände: Band I (Drosseln): XLVI S. (Titel, Inhalt, Tafel-Verzeichnis, Vorreden, Lebensgeschichte der Ornithologen - Familie Naumann, Listen mit Vergleichen der Tafeln mit den (kleineren Abbildungen) der früheren Ausgaben usw.) und 164 S. ("Allgemeiner Teil" über: Bau des Vogelkörpers, Ei, Vorgeschichte u. Leben der Vögel allgemein. Vogeljagd, Vogelschutz usw.) Mit 2 S/W - Tafeln u. 24 Textabb. und 253 S. ("Spezieller Teil": Drosseln) mit 30 Chromotafeln u. 3 Bl. ("Empfänger [Subskribenten] des Neuen Naumann' [= unsere Folio-Ausgabe] während des Erscheinens 1896-1904"). - Rücken am oberen u. unteren Kapital im Außengelenk aufgeplatzt, mehrere Lagen lose. Dadurch sind einige Blatt am Rand minimal beschädigt. - Die Abb. (da mit breitem weißen Rand) selbst sind aber nicht betroffen. /// Band II (Grasmücken, Timalien, Meisen und Baumläufer): 1 Bl., IV, 340 S. Mit 30 Chromotafeln - Rücken am oberen u. unteren Kapital im Außengelenk etwas aufgeplatzt, sonst gut. /// Band III (Lerchen, Stelzen, Waldsänger und Finkenvögel): VI, 393 S. Mit 48 Chromotafeln. Rücken oben u. unten beschädigt, sonst gut. /// Band IV (Stärlinge, Stare, Pirole, Rabenvögel, Würger, Fliegenfänger, Schwalbenvögel, Segler, Tagschläfer, Spechte, Bienenfresser, Eisvögel, Racken, Hopfe, Kuckucke): VI, 432 S. Mit 49 Chromotafeln. - Kapitele oben u. unten beschädigt, nur die ersten Blatt leicht wellig (Tafeln gut), sonst sehr gut. /// Band V (Raubvögel): IV, 334 S. Mit 75 Tafeln (71 davon Chromolithographien). - Nur die ersten 2 Bl. etwas braunfleckig (die wunderbaren Tafeln sind nicht betroffen) , nur 1 kleine Lage lose, sonst sehr gut. /// Band VI (Taubenvögel, Hühnervögel, Reiher, Flamingos und Störche): 2 Bl., 337 S. Mit 32 Tafeln (31 davon Chromolithographien). - Der vordere Deckel (Überzugpapier) und die ersten Blatt (bis S. 6) hatten Wasserschaden mit Beschädigungen (berieben, Fehlstellen besonders am Vorsatzpapier) u. Schimmelflecken. Auch die Tafel 1 (Taube) ist durch 1 Schimmelfleck etwas beschädigt. - Ab S. 7 bzw. ab Tafel 2 alles sehr gut und völlig fleckenfrei und ungewöhnlich gut erhalten. /// Band VII (Ibisse, Flughühner, Trappen, Kraniche, Rallen): 2 Bl., 207 S. mit Textillustrationen und 20 Chromotafeln. - Rücken am oberen u. unteren Kapital etwas eingerissen, sonst sehr gut. /// Band VIII (Regenpfeifer, Stelzenläufer, Wassertreter, Strandläufer): 2 Bl., 276 S. Mit 28 Chromotafeln. - Sehr gutes Ex. - DABEI: Der seltene Korrekturzettel zum Text der Tafel 27. /// Band IX (Wasserläufer, Schnepfen, Schwäne, Gänse): 2 Bl., 408 S. Mit 34 Chromotafeln. - Einband nur gering berieben, sonst sehr gut. /// Band X (Enten): 2 Bl., 307, S. Mit 29 Chromotafeln. - Sehr gut. /// Band XI (Pelikane, Fregattvögel, Tölpel, Fluss-Scharben, Tropikvögel, Möven (sic!)): 2 Bl., 343 S. Mit 42 Chromotafeln. - Nur die ersten 2 Bl. minimal gebräunt, Rücken unten etwas aufgeplatzt, sonst sehr gut. /// Band XII (Sturmvögel, Steissfüsse, Seetaucher, Flügeltaucher): 2 Bl., 274 S., 1 Bl. Mit Textillustrationen und 30 Tafeln (27 davon Chromolithographien). - Sehr gut. - // - DABEI: 3 Verlagsveröffentlichungen: 1) Werbung vom Ende September 1903 (8°. 1 Bl.) für Subskribenten, die darauf hinweist, dass seine "Hoheit der Herzog Friedrich von Anhalt die Widmung der Jubiläums-Prachtausgabe gnädigst angenommen hat!" die Käufer werden um Einsendungen ihrer Daten an den Verlag gebeten, damit sie am Schluss des 1. Bandes [diese erschien 1904 als letzter der 12 Bände] richtig genannt werden. // 2) Vorläufige "Erste Liste der Empfänger des Neuen Naumann, wie die ornithologische Welt de Jubiläums-Prachtausgabe in 150 Lieferungen a 1 M. getauft hat!" (2°. 1 Bl., 2 S.) // 3) Werbung für ein ornithologisches Werk von W. Schlüter (Halle), dass ab 1905 in Lieferungen erscheinen soll. Es ist als Ergänzung des "Neuen Naumann" gedacht. (4°. 1 Bl.) - Nur dieser Werbezettel ist etwas fleckig u. mit kleinem Einriss, die anderen Beilagen sind sehr gut. - Wegen Übergewicht bei VERSAND ins AUSLAND bitte Porto erfragen (in D kostenlos).

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        Journal, etc., of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia (with plates and plans). 1894

      Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, October, 1896. Foolscap folio, 32 pp., with 13 full page photogravure plates and four larger folding maps and sheets bound in (including the large map measuring 1290 x 1290 mm., and a plan of the Hermannsburg mission measuring 822 x 587 mm.); a fine copy in polished brown half calf by Sangorski, spine label. The report suppressed by Horn. First edition of 1896 publishing the results of the Horn scientific expedition and completing the series of inland exploration accounts published by government printer Charles Edwin Bristow in Adelaide throughout the 1890s. The verso of the title page lists the cost of printing, revealing that 650 copies were published (of which a significant proportion were withdrawn). The expedition was privately financed by wealthy Adelaide speculator and philanthropist William Austin Horn. When this report appeared by order of the parliament of South Australia, Horn personally requested that it be withdrawn given his rights of ownership of the cartographic and scientific data collected during the expedition. His request was granted, leaving a limited number of copies in circulation. Winnecke published the results the following year against Horn's wishes (see catalogue no. xxxx) using the four maps and sheets lithographed for this parliamentary report, including the enormous and impressive map of central Australia. This is an excellent copy of a scarce book, one of the last nineteenth-century milestones in inland exploration and scientific research. Given the acrimony surrounding the publication of the expedition's findings, this first edition is significant for the inclusion of two images of the members of the expedition. The first portrait is a formal sitting with Horn alongside Winnecke, Baldwin Spencer and the scientists. The second image depicts Horn with his men at the Alice Springs camp, interestingly the group includes two turbaned (and presumably Afghan) cameleers and an Aboriginal companion.

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        Poems

      Roberts Brothers, Boston 1896 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth spine with white cloth covered boards known as the publisher's "A" binding. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Effect of Magnetisation on the Nature of the Light Emitted by a Substance, in Nature, Vol. 55, 1897

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND INFLUENTIAL DISCOVERIES OF THE LATE 19th CENTURY, the Noble Prize winning discovery and announcement of the Zeeman effect: the splitting of a spectral line into complicated multiple patterns when in the presence of a static magnetic field. "The Zeemann effect not only opened a new world of facts which interest the physicist, the chemist, and even the astronomer, but the study also contributed - to an extent much greater than the study of the Stark effect - to the conceptual development of quantum theory" (Jammer). "In 1896, at the request of Lorentz, [Zeeman] began investigating the effect of magnetic fields on a light source and discovered what is now known as the Zeeman effect. This discovery proved Lorentz theory of electromagnetic radiation… It is by way of the Zeeman Effect that astronomers cam measure the strength of the magnetic field on the surface of the sun, or other stars. Scientists were not able to fully understand the Effect until the development of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. In 1902, Zeeman and Lorentz were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, for their research into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomenon" (Pieter Zeeman Website). Today, the Zeeman Effect is one of the principles that underlie nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron spin resonance spectroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Mossbauer spectroscopy. Zeeman's paper was first presented to the Royal Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam in a paper entitled "Over den Invloed eener Magnetisatie op den Aard van het door een Stof uitgezonden Licht" in 1896. The 1896 original and this first English translation includes his Zeeman's understanding of "small molecular elements charged with electricity," and a rough calculation of the charge to mass ratio of these ions" (Nature Physics Portal). In 1902, Zeeman and Lorenz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for "the extraordinary service they rendered by their researches into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomena" (Nobel Prize Portal). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan and Co., Volume 55 (November 1896-April 1897). 4to (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). Complete. Ex-libris bearing only a small stamp on the half title and no spine markings whatsoever. Beautifully rebound in recent dark orange cloth designed to replicate Nature bindings. The front board is ruled and lettered in black. The spine is also black ruled and lettered, with the volume number and date in gilt. Tightly and very solidly bound. New endpapers. Light age toning in the upper margin of some pages, as well as to the title. An occasional light age spot here and there. Otherwise bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        California Theatre - La Loie Fuller - Original 1896 Performance Programme

      San Francisco: California Theatre,, 1896. Small octavo (173 × 130 mm) Bifolium, printed all four pages. Front cover with image of Fuller in her Serpentine Dance costume. Pale uniform browning and some light creasing. A remarkable survival, a flimsy folded single-sheet programme produced for Fuller's two shows at Al Hayman's California Theatre in November 1896. Fuller's Serpentine Fire Dance had made her the toast of avant garde Paris, earning her the respectful soubriquet "La Loie Fuller"; drawn by Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Whistler, and Chéret and celebrated in words by Georges Rodenbach, Robert de Montesquiou, and Stéphane Mallarmé who called her "the theatrical form of poetry par excellence". Her many technical innovations in lighting, colour, costume and choreography created effects which seem to have profoundly affected her audiences, musicologist and historian of the dance Félicien de Ménil described how "One feels subtly transported into the strangest regions of the dream … in these astonishing apparitions, something satanic and demonic, but of a gentle Satanism, of a poetic and suggestive demonality, which sets one on the starry and luminous path of hashishian dreams …" This may be difficult to relive through the scant surviving filmed evidence of her work, another of her innovations was to allow herself to be filmed by the Lumière brothers, but her lasting influence is undeniable; "Fuller's work came to be seen as a bridge between Romanticism and modernism, between ballet and the multiple forms of "new dance," and between the nineteenth- and twentieth centuries. Fuller both prepared the way for and to some extent was contemporaneous with better-known innovators in dance, such as Diaghilev, Fokine, the Ballets Russes, and Isadora Duncan. Her innovations in movement and stagecraft were unique and inspiring but never fully reproduced by the dance pioneers who followed her" (Carolyn Slinsky, The Modernism Lab at Yale University). The oddly contrasting supporting acts were the popular Tobins trombone duo, The Treble Clef Quartette performing "Now is the Month of Maying", and Prof. Chas. F. Graeber's Banjo, Mandolin, & Guitar Club. A footnote draws attention to the fact that "Stearns' Yellow Fellow Bicycle is used by La Loie Fuller", a celebrity endorsement rather than a performance note … we hope.

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        Java geographisch, ethnologisch, historisch. 2e druk bewerkt door J.F. Snelleman en J.F. Niermeyer.

      Haarlem, Erven F. Bohn, 1896-1907.4 volumes. Contemporary half morocco (sl. rubbed), spines gilt. With portrait, 4 folding maps (1 in photocopy) and some illustrations.* Second and best edition. - Standard work on Java, much more concerned with the history and culture of the Javanese rather than with geography or natural history. - Fine set.Tiele 1157; Cat. KITLV p.15.

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        Phil May's Gutter-Snipes 50 Original Ketches in Pen and Ink

      London Leadenhall Press 1896. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Slightly sunned and rubbed. Elaborately tooled inner edges with marbled eps. Bookplate. Very small circular insignia of a man on a stool on rear board in gilt. Aeg. Inscribed by previous owner on eps First Edition Leather maroon cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). [50pp. Early sketches from the famous 'Punch' illustrator.

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        Floating Island or The Pearl of the Pacific

      Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd, 1896. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1896. 382 pages. No dust jacket. Green pictorial boards. Hinges are cracked exposing the binding netting but text block still firm. Cream pages with fingerprint marks throughout. Inscriptions to ffep, title page, endpaper and back pastedown. 'College Library' stamp to last and first text pages. B&W illustrations throughout. Moderate foxing and area of loss to the frontis piece tissue guard. Moderately soiled and rubbed boards with heavy tanning and surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Moderate tanning, lean and rubbing to the spine. Small area of loss to the bottom spine.

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        Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted

      Hammersmith Kelmscott Press 1896 - The Magnificent Kelmscott Chaucer, One of Approximately Fifty Copies Bound by the Doves Bindery. And with a Rare Bifolium Proof with Variant Typsetting for the Opening Page and it's Conjugate Leaf [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted. [Hammersmith: Printed by.William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896]. One of 425 paper copies, out of a total edition of 438 copies. Large folio (16 5/8 x 11 3/8 inches; 423 x 288 mm.). [4], ii, [2], 554, [2, blank] pp. With eighty-seven woodcut illustrations after Sir Edward Burne-Jones, redrawn by Robert Catterson-Smith and cut by W.H. Hooper. Woodcut title-page, fourteen variously repeated woodcut borders, eighteen variously repeated woodcut frames around illustrations, twenty-six nineteen-line woodcut initial words, numerous three-, six-, and ten-line woodcut initial letters, and woodcut printer’s device, all designed by William Morris and cut by C.E. Keates, W.H. Hooper, and W. Spielmeyer. Printed in black and red in Chaucer type, the titles of longer poems printed in Troy type. Double columns. Edited by F.S. Ellis. Included with this is a rare bifolium proof with two conjugate trial leaves with variant typesetting for the opening page of the Chaucer and its conjugate leaf. These trial pages were set using one size smaller type then is found in the final production. By using the smaller type, one extra line of text has been added to the first page. Also included with this is a proof leaf again of the opening page, but with the text area blank. All these leaves have Burne-Jones woodcuts and these leaves in and of themselves are quite rare. Publisher’s white pigskin, elaborately tooled in blind after a design by William Morris. The front cover blind-lettered "Geoffrey Chaucer" at head and "Kelmscott" at foot, with a central panel diagonally ruled into lozenges containing stylized flowers enclosed by a frame of stylized grapevines and a border of small floral tools, the back cover diagonally ruled into lozenges containing stylized oak leaves, the spine in five compartments, each blind-tooled in a foliate design with central fleur-de-lys, two clasps, all edges gilt on rough, by the Doves Bindery (stamped "Doves Bindery on lower rear paste-down). A fine copy in this superb binding. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down. Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell. In a printed notice issued on 26 February 1896, Morris announced his intention to provide four special bindings for the Chaucer: two full and two half pigskin designs, one of each style to be executed by the Doves Bindery and by J. & J. Leighton. Because of a debilitating terminal illness (Morris would die on 3 October 1896), the present full pigskin binding by the Doves Bindery was the only special Chaucer design Morris completed. It was, moreover, one of only four binding designs he ever created and one of the last designs of any kind that he made. Only approximately fifty copies were bound by the Doves Bindery from Morris’s design and stamped on the lower rear paste down "The Doves Bindery"; these were bound over a period of years starting just after publication. These were the only books ever issued by the Kelmscott Press in bindings other than quarter holland over blue paper boards or limp vellum with silk ties. The Kelmscott Chaucer is "the most famous book of the modern private press movement, and"—especially when bound after Morris’s own design—"the culmination of William Morris’s endeavor" (The Artist and the Book). Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 46-48. The Artist & the Book 45. Peterson A40. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 329, no. 40. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 258. Sparling 40. Tomkinson, p. 117, no. 40. HBS 65739. $225,000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sermonen op die ewangelien mitten text vanden sonnendagen des ghehelen iaers ende vanden groten hoechtiden.Den Hem, Monastery of the Regular canons, 1501, 20 March. Small folio (ca. 20 x 26 cm). With woodcut initial of 5 lines, one of 11 lines. 41 lines to a page, printed in 2 columns. Modern vellum over boards.

      Nijhoff & Kronenberg 1896; STCN (3 copies, incl. 1 incomplete); for the woodcut initials: Nijhoff, Art Typographique, II, 5, 1. Rare edition by the Regular Canons in Den Hem of a collection of Sunday sermons for the whole year, sometimes attributed to Jacob de Voragine. One of the most beautifully printed books from this small printing press, set up in the monastery of the Regular Canons at Den Hem, near Schoonhoven in South Holland. Their publications, mostly of liturgical texts, starting in 1495 and, with some 20 editions by the end of the 15th century, continuing well into the next decade, are all rare. With an early 16th-century ownership's inscription on the title page: "Desen bouck behoort toe Barbele Watervliet".Lacking the leaves a4 and a5, with the title-page slightly soiled and some skilfully executed repairs at the top inner corners at the beginning and at the end. Good copy.

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        THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE AN EPISODE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

      London: William Heinemann, 1896.. Olive green cloth, stamped in bluish-white. Pictorial title preceding the half-title. Pictorial bookplate on front pastedown, minor rubbing, extremities slightly bumped; a very good copy. First British edition, post- dated and actually published in November of 1895. Published in both cloth and pictorial wrappers in the publisher's "Pioneer Series." The clothbound copies, as here, retained as an extra pictorial title leaf the original pictorial front wrapper utilized for the wrapperbound issue. WILLIAMS & STARRETT 4. BAL 4071n.

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        Mary Hart Memories and Letters

      Printed for Private Circulation only by Butler & Tanner, Frome & London First and Only Edition . 1896. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original green water-marked silk cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the spine, all page edges gilt, charcoal black end papers. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains [vi] 340 printed pages of text with 5 leaves of plates showing 3 illustrations and 2 photographs, each leaf with a red border line and with a small Maltese Cross to each corner. Chapter headings: Childhood and School Days - Home Life and Voyage to China - First Year in Hankow - 1894 Joy and Sorrow - Closing Months - Last Letters, Illness, and Death - Appendix. Tipped-in note from Miss Harris, South Place, Calne, referring to friends wishing to obtain a copy of this book. Rubbing to the spine ends and corners, spine very slightly darkened, contents in very near Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. MISSIONARIES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, on personalized printed address stationery, London, May 15, 1947

      To Ruth Gordon, (1896-985), American actress, screenwriter and playwright, referring to his play in which he was starring in London, "Present Laughter," her play, "Years Ago," and her husband, writer and director Garson Kanin (1912-1999). "Dearest Ruth, I was so touched and pleased that you sent me your play, which...I loved. I shall read it with great nostalgia. If you and Garson don't come to England & see me in 'Present Laughter before I close on July 12th I may never speak to you again...." He signs boldly, "Noel." Coward was leading the cast of the first London revival of his play, "Present Laughter." At the same time, Gordon's play, "Years Ago," directed by Kanin, ran in New York on Broadway until May 31, 1947, leaving less than two weeks for the couple to see Coward's performance.

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        Die Insel Tenerife. Wanderungen im canarischen Hoch- und Tiefland.

      Leipzig, Hirzel, 1896.. VIII, 328 SS. m. zus. 33 Textabb. u. 4 farb. Karten, gr.- 8°, Hldr. - Bd. mit Rückenschild.. Palau 167.671; Henze III, 456. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die Seite 29/30 unten ohneTextverlust beschnitten. Sauberes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar.

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        German Social Democracy, six lectures with an Appendix on Social Democracy and the Woman Question in Germany by Alys Russell, Longmans, Green & Co. London, New York and Bombay, 1896.

      - OTTOLINE MORRELL'S COPY OF RUSSELL'S FIRST BOOK. In November 1895 Russell and Alys went to Berlin where they were given a warm welcome by the leaders of the Social Democrats, August Bebel and Wilhelm Liebknecht. The latter was imprisoned during their visit when the German police cracked down on left-wing activity. Russell's horror at this repression fed into these lectures which he then turned into his first book. 'Its general view of the relative merits of Marxism and Liberalism has stood the test of time remarkably well, and, some might say, has been entirely justified by the political history of the twentieth century' (Ray Monk). This copy's first owner, Lady Ottoline Morrell, didn't become Russell's mistress until 1911. She remained his close friend and confidente until her death in 1938. 8vo, xiv, 204 pp., original maroon cloth with one small blemish, blind stamped lettering on sides, very light wear at spine ends, corners sharp, ownership inscription 'Ottoline Morrell, Oct 1906' on front free endpaper, isolated faint pencil marks in a few margins, a very good association copy of the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DAILY RESOLVES

      Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co., London; New York 1896 - 24mo., (15)pp., illustrated on each page in bright red, green, grey, blue, gilt, etc. chromolithographs. Bound in pebbled cloth backed glossy paper over boards, chromolithographs. The spine's cloth is torn at its crown, with loss. Light to moderate soiling to the covers. Internally clean and bright. A Very Good copy. **** Author's first book. "Booker T. Washington" on the title page. Part of the Gem series. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Illustration Art

      The younger brother of noted English artists Henry and Sidney Paget was also a well-known illustrator of books and magazines, often remembered for illustrating novels by Daniel Defoe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter Scott; chosen to illustrate the first Conan Doyle "Sherlock Holmes" stories, a mixup resulted in his brother Sidney receiving that choice commission; one source described "Wal" Paget's subjects as "easy-to-view scenes of country life, soldiers and girls, and courting couples." Original watercolor in greys and dark hues, 6½" X 5", n.p., n.y. [turn of the century]. Near fine. Mild age toning. Titled (on verso) "Atkins & his Tawny Wife," this scene was published on page 313 of an edition of Daniel Defoe's "Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" published by Cassell and Company in London in 1896, featuring 120 illustrations by Paget. It features all of the qualities mentioned in the "source" cited above: Crusoe and an Indian maiden recline in a meadow in the left foreground, with two soldier-like figures in the distance at right. Matted in grey and framed in an ornate black and gilt 3/4" frame (overall dimensions 13½" X 12") using archival, acid-free materials. A choice example of this artist's work from one of his best-known commissions, superbly presented.

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        India. Photographs and Drawings Of Historical Buildings. 100 Plates Reproduced By W.Griggs From the Collection in the late Office of Curator of Ancient Monuments in India

      London: 1896. First Edition. Including architectural details and/or plans of the Tomb of Akbar, Sikandra; the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Agra; Gwalior; Diwan-I-Am In The Fort, Delhi; Diwan-I-Khas In The Fort, Delhi; Rajputana, Palace at Udaipur in Mewar; Chittor; Buddhist Tope, Sanchi, Bhopal State; Madura, Madras, Great Temple to Siva and his Consort; Great Temple to Vishnu on the Srirangam Island, Trichinopoly; Jambuishwar Temple near Trichinopoly; Shahdara, near Lahore; Lahore Fort; Shahlimar Gardens, near Lahore; Golden Temple, Amritsar; Badshahi Sarai at Nurmahal, near Jalandhar; and the Buddhist Sculptures of Gandhara. Griggs invented colour-photolithography and was chromolithographer to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. Although he does not mention this particular work, Martin Hardie in English Coloured Books (pp. 255-56) notes that William Griggs was for some time in charge of all the photo-lithographic work done for the Indian Government at Whitehall and that he was responsible for the reproduction of Indian textiles and decorative arts in chromolithographs ìof extraordinary beauty and fidelityî in The Textile Fabrics of India (1874-80) and Journal of Indian Art (1886- ). He also did striking work reproducing illuminated manuscripts and bookbinding. ìBut for the brilliant and painstaking work of Mr. Griggs, chromo-lithography as a means of illustrating books would be almost a lost art, like that of coloured aquatint.î (Idem). folio. [ff. 13]. 100 lithographed plates (12 folding; incl. 47 chromolithographs, 9 of which are folding). original gilt-stamped cloth (extremities frayed, a few short marginal tears, bookplate removed from front paste-down, lacking front blank)

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        Summer Woodcock

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1896 - A stunning hunting print from one of America's most celebrated sporting artists. 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. In excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Spiritual Poems, Chiefly Done Out of Several Languages.,

      (London: Hacon & Ricketts,1896.) - 5 x 7 1/2. cxiii pages. Woodcut frontis and title border by Charles Ricketts. Contemporary wine morocco by Macdonald, triple gilt rules on covers & turn-ins, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt, lavender marbled endpapers. Light wear at upper joint and extremities., but fine. One of 210 copies in Rickett's Vale type on handmade paper. Printed at the Ballantyne Press under Ricketts direction. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        PICTURES FROM GREEK VASES, THE WHITE ATHENIAN LEKYTHI. A series of twelve Polychrome Plates representing the paintings on typical examples of the White Athenian Lekythi

      London, J. M. Dent & Co, 1896.. FIRST EDITION 1896, oblong 4to, approximately 400 x 300 mm, 15½ x 12 inches, 12 polychrome colour plates with loose tissue guards, 22 text illustrations, 18 pages of text, original publisher's beige cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, oval gilt decoration to upper cover, gilt top edge. Binding very slightly dusty, endpapers have some pale brown staining and light foxing, some light foxing to the blank side of the plates and some occasional light foxing to blank margins of plates, some tissue guards slightly damaged and creased with the occasional brown stain to corner or edge, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        A New Booke of Drawings

      ONT>, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce facsimile of this illustrated guide to the works of Jean Tijou. Illustrated throughout with twenty plates (collated complete). Jean Tijou was a French Huguenot ironworker. He is known solely through his work in England, where he worked on several of the key English Baroque buildings. He arrived in England in c. 1689 and enjoyed the patronage of William and Mary for whom he made gates and railings for Hampton Court Palace. He produced the screens and grilles of St. Paul's Cathedral for Sir Christopher Wren, and worked at country houses such as Easton Neston, Burghley and Chatsworth. At Chatsworth his surviving works include the balustrade of the upper flight of the grand staircase and the set of gates known as the Golden Gates, which were moved to their present location at the north entrance to the park in the 19th century. Tijou published his New Book of Drawings in 1693 and continued to work in England until around 1711. Condition: In a paper-covered binding. Externally, rather worn, with some loss to the backstrip and some dampstaining to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with some light foxing to the endpapers and some handling marks throughout. Overall: FAIR with a VERY GOOD INTERIOR..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Case of Wagner;

      London: H. Henry and Co. Ltd.,, 1896.. Nietzsche Contra Wagner; The Twilight of the Idols; The Antichrist. Translated by Thomas Common. Octavo (235 x 148 mm). Original dark green cloth, art nouveau floral decoration to upper board and spine in blind and titles gilt, black endpapers. Ownership inscription to half-title. Spine ends a bit bumped, minor wear to head, a few small light marks to the front board. An excellent copy. First UK edition, first impression of the first English translation.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Maggie

      D. Appleton and Company, 1896-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: D. Appleton and Co, 19896: First Edition, First Printing, First State with matching dates of 1896 on both the copyright and title pages. First State with letters on the title page printed in both capital and lower case letters; later states are in all capital. In Very Good condition. Clean pages, lightly age toned with a reading crease to the corner of page 17. Light staining to about three pages, as shown above at the top of the title page. Cloth shows light wear, light soiling and rubbing. Bumped corners. Stamping on spine is rubbed. A nice copy, well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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