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        The Chase

      ith a memoir of the author, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Chase by William Somervile. Reprinted from the original edition of 1735, with a memoir of the author. With illustrations by Hugh Thomson. First edition thus. William Somervile or Somerville (1675 - 1742) was an English poet. The Chase is perhaps his most famous poem which is in blank verse and due to his knowledge of sports he was able to write this poem with great enthusiasm. The Chase passed through many editions. It was illustrated by Thomas Bewick (1796), by Thomas Stothard (1800), and by Hugh Thomson(1896), with a preface by R. F. Sharp. Condition: In an illustrated cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping andwear to extremities and the odd very slight mark to boards. Internally, generallyfirmly bound although strained in places with the odd pagedetached. Bright but with slight foxing to endpapers and the odd spot and handling mark throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Alhambra

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

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

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

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        Miasto Lwów w okresie samorza,du 1870 - 1895. [Vorwort von Edmund Mochnakci].

      Nakladem Gminy Król Stol. Miasta Lwowa,, Ww Lwowie, 1896 - Ww Lwowie, Nakladem Gminy Król Stol. Miasta Lwowa, 1896. 4 n.n. + LXXXIV + 719 + 3 S. OHld. In poln. Sprache. Mit allen Tafeln und Porträts (laut Inhaltsverzeichnis), jedoch keinen Plänen. - R. unter Verwendung des Originalen fachmännisch restauriert, priv. Widm. a. Schmutztitel, kl. Buchbinderst. a. fl. V., etw. fingerfleckig, leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. berieben. - Die Stadt Lemberg in der Verwaltungsperiode 1870-1895. Polnisch

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

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

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        The Zankiwank & The Bletherwitch

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

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        Electric Locomotives: Baldwin Locomotive Works Burnham, Williams & Co., Philadelphia, PA., U.S.A. And The Westinghouse Electric And Mfg. Co., Pittsburgh, PA., U.S.A.

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

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        Floure and the Leafe & the Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or The Cuckow and the Nightingale.

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

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        Sensaciones de viaje. (Aldea lombarda, Venecia, Florencia, Roma, Nápoles, Alrededor de Nápoles, Constantinopla)

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

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

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

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        Faune 5.

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

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

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

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

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

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        The Captured Cunarder: An Episode Of The Atlantic

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel (VDA/ILAB)]
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        St. Petersburger Kochbuch für feine und bürgerliche Küche. ST. PETERSBURG. August Deubner's buchhandlung. Newsky-Prospect 28, gegenüber der Kasan'schen Kirkche.

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

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

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

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        L&#146;Epopée byzantine au dixième siècle

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

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

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

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

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

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        Pen Sketches of Los Angeles, California.

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

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        The Cruise of the Antarctic to the South Polar Regions.

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

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        THE FLOATING ISLAND or The Pearl of the Pacific

      Sampson Low Marston & Company 1896 - First English edition. Original green pictorial cloth with gilt background blocking to upper cover and spine. All edges gilt. A near fine copy, with the susceptible white borders and gilt blocking present and bright. Just a little wear to the spine ends and tenderness to the hinges. A most attractive example. Seventy-nine full page steel engravings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1896 - Or, The Pearl of the Pacific. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1896. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black, blue, white and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition (and first edition in English).~It is about an enormous ship built by the Yanks, that has a great city on it, and is navigated about the world, playing ducks and drakes with geography and the balance of political power in the South Seas, until finally the savages of the New Hebrides and the forces of Nature rise up and annihilate it. [from a contemporary review cited in T&M]~Part of the "floating island's" problem is that its people are divided into two adversarial groups, the Larboardites and the Starboardites.~This tale was advertised as SCREW ISLAND until its title was changed just before publication in October 1896 (the French title had been L'ILE A HELICE, or "Propeller Island"). The book was not published in America until November 1897, by W. L. Allison Company.~This is an attractive copy, just about fine, with scarcely any soil or wear. Taves & Michaluk V043; Myers 23. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pictures of People By C. D. Gibson

      Robert Howard Russell 1896 - Covers detatched & spine gone. Signed C. D. Gibson on "To a Big American Girl" plate. Gift inscription to collector George A. Ball w/his bookplate. 84 plates. Barely held together by the string binding that's left. No cover or original box. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      1896 - SONGSTERS FOR FREEDOM--INSCRIBED HUTCHINSON, John Wallace. STORY OF THE HUTCHINSONS (Tribe of Jesse). Compiled and edited by Charles E. Mann. With an introduction by Frederick Douglass. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1896. 2 vols. First edition Inscribed presentation copy from John Hutchinson with a four line verse. The Hutchinsons, a popular singing family, toured tirelessly in support of the abolitionists, the temperance movement and women's suffrage. 8vo., blue cloth, spine in gilt, t.e.g. Illustrated throughout. . The set is edgeworn with a little loss to the spine ends, the front hinge of volume 1 is cracked and both rear hinges starting, still a solid set. (Not in Dumond; not in Work). Quite scarce.

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        Im Lande des Mahdi EA

      - Freiburg, Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, 1896., Kl.-8° Karl May`s gesammelte Reiseromane Band XVI Im Lande des Mahdi1. Band, Reiseerlebnisse von Karl May, 1. Aufl. 1.bis 5.Tausend, hrsg. Freiburg i. B., Verlag von Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, 1896, 638 S, kl. 8°, OHlder m. Lederecken, goldgepr. Rücken, in seltenen sehr gutem Zustand! ohne Eintragungen, Rückengold sehr gut erhalten, Kanten minimal best., leicht schiefgel. sehr schöne Sammlerausgabe! rar! Best.Nr.20449 Fehsenfeld

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        Von Bagdad nach Stambul

      - Freiburg, Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, 1896., Kl.-8° Carl May`s gesammelte Reiseerzählungen Band III Von Bagdad nach Stambul Reiseerlebnisse von Carl May mit einem Porträt des Verfassers (Porträt-Unterschrift Dr. Karl May), 16. bis 20. Tausend, hrsg. Freiburg in Br., o.J. (1896), Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld Plaul 230.5, OHlder m. goldgepr. Titel auf Rücken, 644 S, kl 8° m. Lesebändchen, in gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand, sehr schöne Marmorierung, Kanten u. Rücken geringfügig berieben u. best. kleine Fehlstelle am Rücken oben; rare u. gesuchte Ausgabe! Best.Nr.20440 Fehsenfeld, Carl May`s gesammelte Reiseerzählungen

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        Les Trois Dames de la Kasbah

      Calmann-Lévy, Paris 1896 - Petit in-8 (205 x 150 mm), maroquin beige, dos à quatre nerfs orné d'un motif floral mosaïqué, plat supérieur orné d'un décor mosaïqué représentant des fleurs et un serpent, double encadrement de maroquin marron et havane, tête dorée, tranches dorées sur témoin, doublures et gardes de moire écru, couverture et dos conservés, étui bordé de cuir (reliure signée Ch. Meunier). Illustrations par Gervais-Courtellemont, d'après nature. Précieux exemplaire offert par Loti à Sarah Bernhardt, avec un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur le faux-titre, "A Madame Sarah Bernhardt, son ami, Pierre Loti", mentionné dans le catalogue de la collection de l'actrice. (quelques défauts, quelques frottements et traces sur le dos et le second plat, petite déchirure marginale sur la première page de garde). // Small octavo (205 x 150 mm), beige morocco, spine raised on four bands tooled with an inlaid floral pattern, upper cover tooled with an inlaid mosaïc pattern of flowers and a snake, brown and havana morocco double border, top edge gilt, edges gilt on support, ecru silk linings and end-papers, soft cover and spine preserved, leather-border slipcase (binding signed Ch. Meunier). Illustrations from life by Gervais-Courtellemont. Precious copy offered by Loti to Sarah Bernhardt, with a signed autograph dedication of the author on the half-title, "A Madame Sarah Bernhardt, son ami, Pierre Loti", mentioned in the catalog of the actress' collection. (some defects, some rubbings and stains on spine and bottom cover, small marginal tear on first end-paper).

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        The Exploration of the Caucasus

      - 1896 Arnold, London, 1st edition, 2 volumes, thick 4to, volume I pp.xxiii, 278, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 38 full-page photos w/ tissue guards, 69 text photos, folding map, folding panorama; volume II pp.x, 295, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 36 full-page photos w/ tissue guards, 46 text photos, 3 color folding maps (1 in pocket), 3 folding panoramas (2 in back), appendices; teg, uncut, original gilt-dec beveled green cloth; cloth spines faded as usual, corners bumped, name dated 1936 to ½ titles, volume I rubbed w/ some stains, rear hinge starting, volume II miss map in pocket, very good-. A great mountain explorer, and Alpine Club President, Freshfield climbed extensively in the Alps and Caucasus. In 1868, he explored the central Caucasus making the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546&#146;), Elbruz (18,470&#146;), and several other peaks. He returned to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889 following which he wrote this book. A number of the photos are by Vittorio Sella. This is a monumental work. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. Neate F64. Ref 24849 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Légende Dorée

      Librairie Artistique, G. Boudet 1896 - Traduction française de H. Piazza, dessins et lithographies de A. Lunois, un des 25 exemplaires (numérotés de 36 à 60), sur papier de chine, avec un double état en noir de toutes les planches, bois et lithographies (exemplaire n°48 signé par les auteurs, un des exemplaires imprimés spécialement pour L. Conquet), 1 vol. in-4 reliure plein maroquin mosaïqué sous étui bordé, plat sup. orné d'un beau décor floral mosaïqué (palme du martyre, rameaux d'olivier, couronne d'épines), dos à 5 nerfs, non rogné, toutes tranches dorées, chasses ornées, gardes doublées de soie, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signé Canape R. D. et datée de 1903, Librairie Artistique, G. Boudet, 1896, 156 pp., avec 76 lithographies en couleurs et 77 encadrements gravés sur bois Magnifique reliure mosaïquée signée de Georges Canape et datée de 1903, établie pour un des 25 exemplaires du tirage sur chine comportant un double état en noir de toutes les planches, bois et lithographies (des rouss., très lég. frott. aux nerfs). Successeur de son père et héritier du matériel de Belz-Niedrée, Georges Canape s'appliqua à la dorure dès 1899, d'où la signature Canape R.D. (Relieur-Doreur). Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama der Berliner Gewerbe Ausstellung (Panorama of the Berlin Industrial Exhibition), 1896.

      (Berlin Oscar Michaelis 1896) - Printed by S. Schottlaender, Breslau. A colorful telescopic view of the Industrial Exhibition&#146;s main hall, comprised of six bright, chromolithographed panels attached on the sides by accordion-folded paper. The front panel shows the outside of the hall, and the viewer looks through a small hole to behold the exhibits within. A banner in the foreground reads "Nahrungs und Genussmittel," or "Food and Beverage," and the stately domed building contains a veritable feast: tables are stacked high with rounds of cheese, meats, and casks of wine. Further back in the scene, shoppers peruse the latest fashions produced by the textile industry. At the end of the hall is a technological display, including engines, bicycles, and even a printing press. The back panel has a cut-out window covered with orange tissue, letting light come through with a stained-glass effect. On the back, printed in black & white, are labeled illustrations of some of the other buildings housing exhibits. In original colorful pictorial sleeve, which has a map of the exhibition grounds on one side, with labels for all of the displays. Sleeve shows some wear and is slightly cracked and chipped on one side, else a very fine optical souvenir.

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      Lippincott's, Philadelphia 1896 - Lithographic poster for January 1896, THE 30TH YEAR. Colors in blue, orange, and yellow. Measuring 14 1/2" x 17". In a conservation frame. This poster shows a gentleman clad in a blue suit and bow-tie seated in an overstuffed chair reading a copy of Lippincott's Magazine. He is smoking a cigarette and his feet are resting on a small table. The poster is by J.J. Gould, a Philadelphia artist, who worked as poster designer for Lippincott between 1895 and 1897. His work was influenced by another great American designer, Edward Penfield. Minor extremity wear only. Colors are vibrant.

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      Oakland. 1896. - 104,[2]pp. including dozens of illustrations, with text printed in double columns. Oblong quarto. Original pebbled cloth, title in gilt on front board, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Titlepage and following three leaves with slight wear at foredge, else quite clean internally. Very good. A marvelous illustrated directory of Oakland, California, containing scores of photo-engravings depicting several blocks of the bustling city. The first seventy-two pages contain very detailed drawings showing downtown Oakland block by block. The focus is on the main commercial streets, the same then as now. Most prominent are Broadway and Washington Street, each shown for several blocks. San Pablo Avenue is also included, as are Seventh to Fourteenth streets; and Park Street in Alameda and Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley are also shown. The buildings are shown in great detail, reproducing store facades and business names. Most of the businesses in each block are identified, and information as to the nature and specialty of the company is given, along with their street address, hours of operation, and, in many cases, a telephone number. All manner of businesses are shown, including dry goods stores, dentists, photographers, hotels, banks, printers, lawyers, and newspapers (including the TRIBUNE and EXAMINER). The huge Hotel Crellin has its own page, as do the YMCA, Pacific Press Publishing Company, Eagle Box Company, Oakland Iron Works, and Oakland Gas, Light, and Heat Company. A two-page index at the rear of the volume identifies and locates each business. The rest of the text provides a history of Oakland and Alameda County, with much information on the economic development of the region. This portion is supplemented by several photographs, including the Oakland skyline as seen from the tower of the Masonic Temple, boating scenes on Lake Merritt, the shipyard and port, several schools and churches, the county courthouse, the Linda Vista Winery and vineyard, and the University of California at Berkeley. OCLC locates only eleven copies of this scarce directory, eight of those in California libraries. A valuable early illustrated history of Oakland, when there was still a "there" there. COWAN, p.171. ROCQ 817. OCLC 15530351.

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        English Bookbindings in the British Museum. Together with Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum.

      London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co., Ltd. 1895, 1896 - Two folio volumes. xvii pp., (132) ff.; xxiv pp., (131) ff. Each volume one of 500 copies. A fin de siècle catalogue of bindings in the British Museum, illustrated with a total of 131 color plates. Includes descriptive notes on each binding. Both volumes in original full blue cloth with gilt lettering to the covers and spines. Cloth somewhat toned, more so on the Foreign volume than the English, slight bumping to spine ends, minor scattered foxing interior. A very good or better set, housed in morocco-backed folding boxes, which are lettered in gilt on the spines. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bookbindings, Old and New. Notes of a Book-lover, with an account of the Grolier Club, New York.

      - London & New York, George Bell 1896. 18,9 : 14,5 cm. XIII, 342 S. mit zahlr. s/w Abb. Handgebundener dunkelblauer Ganzmaroquinband mit RTitel in Gold u. Stehkantenvergoldung, zweifarbig handumst. Kapital u. KGoldschnitt in gefütterter Kassette mit Maroquinrücken u. Rohleinenbezug (signiert: Stemmle Zürich). Mejer 127. - Tadelloses Exemplar in einem schönen, signierten Handeinband. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The genus Masdevallia.

      - Issued by the Marquess of Lothian, K.T., chiefly from plants in his collection of orchids at Newbattle Abbey. With additional notes by F.C. Lehmann (German Consul in the Republic of Colombia). London, R.H. Porter, 1896. Folio (44 x 32cm). pp. (228), with 1 double-page chromolithographed map, 87 (1 double-page) handcoloured lithographed plates and 61 wood-engravings in the text. Contemporary half green morocco, spine with 5 raised bands gilt ornaments and lettering. A good copy of this rare and most beautiful publication on the genus Masdevallia. "The original intention was to issue 250 copies, and it has been estimated that approx. 150 were actually issued, with just over 100 being bound" (S. Manning, Florence H. Woolward botanical artist 1854-1936, published in 'The Orchid Review' vol. 104). "Since the article you quote was written, I obtained the handwritten account book of Florence Woolward dealing with the printing and publication of 'The Genus Masdevallia'. In it, details show clearly that only 100 copies were printed" (Personal e-mail from Steve Manning). The magnificently executed plates are drawn and lithographed by the author herself. These handcoloured lithographs depict all Masdevallia-species in cultivation life-size. Excellent wood-engravings after a photograph of the perfect plant are given in the text. 'Drawings also of numerous species entirely unknown in this country, or known hitherto only as dried specimens, are generously promised by Consul F.C. Lehmann, whose exceptional advantages as a skilled botanist collecting for many years in those regions of Central and South America where alone Masdevallias are found, place him at the head of authorities upon the genus' (From the Preface). Some foxing mainly confined to the text. The nine printed wrappers of the original parts bound at the end.Nissen BBI, 2185. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur

      Chatto & Windus 1896 - INSCRIBED EDITION of Mark Twain's A YAnkee at the Court of King Arthur. Published in London by Chatto & Windus, dated 1890 but ads in back dated 1896. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads "To Lieut.-Col. Baddley R.A. with pleasantest remembrances of a charming experience in a far country. from The Author. London, New Years, 1897." Book in very good condition, spine slightly faded as well a small part on rear cover at spine, rear spine hinge starts cracking, front and rear upper corners of book bumped, little soiling on covers, book slightly leaning. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Galileo a Madame Cristina di Lorena (1615).

      tip. Salmin,, Padova, 1896 - Mm. 19 x 13, pp. 206. Ritratto di Galileo inciso all'antiporta. Bross. orig. con titoli a stampa. Qualche segno d'uso esterno ed una fenditura al dorso, peraltro ben conservato. Questo celebre libro di formato minuscolo si dichiara essere il più piccolo mai stampato con caratteri mobili. Il carattere utilizzato è noto con il nome di "occhio di mosca" e fu utilizzato dallo stesso editore per l'altrettanto celebre stampa di Dante del 1878. In fine appare la dicitura: stampato coi caratteri del Dantino onde superare qualsiasi altra minuscola edizione, Maggio 1897. Cfr. Welsh, A bibliography of miniature books, 2935; Fumagalli (Lexicon a pag. 276): ".Les frères Salmin publièrent en 1897 une Lettera a Galileo. qui est, peut-etre, le plus petit livre du monde, veritable.". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Edward Arnold, London - 1896, 1st Edition. () Near fine. xiv, [2], 295, [16]. Octavo. Publisher's brown cloth with titles in gilt to spine and gilt and black to front board. Additional illustration of moose in brown and black to front board. Corners and head and tail of spine lightly rubbed and bumped. First few signatures lightly shaken, else a bright and clean copy. Boards especially bright. AB 13528. Narrative of a trip in 1892, with a description of the Frances River and Lake route, the course of the Pelly River, the Yukon from the mouth of the Pelly to the Yukon Flats, the Kuskokwim River and the Eskimos along the eastern shore of Bering Sea to Unalaska. Scarce in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ: trois cent soixante-cinq compositions, tirées des Quatre Evangiles avec des notes et des dessins explicatifs par J. James Tissot. 2-vol. set with 2 volumes of extra suite (Unique copy)

      Alfred Mame et Fils 1896-97, Tours - 1/980. Folio. 272, 279 loose pages (text) + 36 loose plates, as issued, with an additional suite of 333 in-text plates (Volume I, 173; Volume II, 160) not called for in the collophon. Text volumes: Original publisher's decorative cloth. Portfolios housed in their marbled paper covered slipcases. Ornamental head, tailpieces and initials. Plate volumes: Full gilt-stamped brown leather with gold lettering on spines. Raised bands. Dentelles. Moire endpapers. All edges gilt. Original decorative wrappers bound in. Volumes housed in brown cloth clamshell boxes with gold lettering on spines. This stunning illustrated life of Jesus is divided into five sections (The Holy Childhood, the Ministry, Holy Week, The Passion, The Resurrection) and contains no less than 365 compositions from the four gospels. The numerous in-text illustrations are in full color, sepia, and monochrome. The text volumes are printed on grand velin paper with 36 tissue-guarded full-page hors-text plates in duplicate (color and green or sepia-tone lithographs). Leafs of color plates (first state) are stamped and each bears a facsimile of Jacques-Joseph Tissot's handwritten caption and signature. Leafs of second state plates are watermarked. Paper size 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches; image size varies (ca 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches). Our copy is complemented with a 2-vol. set containing a special suite of remarkably high quality gravure plates reproducing all of the in-text illustrations. The first volume reproduces the 173 in-text illustrations contained in the first text volume. The second volume reproduces the 160 in-text illustrations contained in the second text volume. This suite is not noted in the collophon. Paper of engraved plates is watermarked and measures appr. 15 1/2 x 12 inches. Image size varies (ca. 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches). A distinguished Pre-Raphaelite artist, Tissot's inspiration for his remarkable biblical illustrations comes from his transformative religious experience in the Parisian church of Saint-Sulpice in 1885. It caused him to abandon his successful life as a painter of British and French society life to travel to Egypt, Syria, and Palestine in 1886&#150;1887, and again in 1889 where he visited all of the Holy sites. The ultimate goal of these travels was to produce a series of paintings for an illustrated biography of Jesus, and his later illustrated monumental Bible. Illustrated text volumes: Slipcases rubbed along edges and partly split. Spines of portfolios sunned. Both side flaps detached but present. Chemise of second portfolio partly damp-stained (not affecting leafs inside). Title page of second volume slightly foxed at lower margin. Moderate and sporadic foxing on a few tissue-guards. Plate volumes: Minor rubbing along edges of clamshell boxes. Text in French. Slipcases in overall fair, portfolios in good-, interior in very good, clamshell boxes in good, bindings and interior in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Chronicle of Golden Friars and Other Stories

      Downey & Co. Limited, London 1896 - This edition is very, very hard to find. In addition to the title story this collection includeds 'Jim Sullivan's Adventures in the Great Snow,' 'The Last Heir of Castle Connor,' Billy Malowney's Taste of Love and Glory,' 'The Ghost and the Bone Setter,' and 'The Quare Gander.' Top of page edges dusty. One or two light marks on boards which have some slight corner rubbing. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper which also has a small WH Smith stamp in the top corner. Endpapers a little browned. Slight loosening of hinges but a very sound copy. First printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A HAND-BOOK TO THE ORDER LEPIDOPTERA. Vols. I-V (Butterflies - Moths). Lloyd's Natural History. Edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe.

      Edward Lloyd, London 1896 - 5 vols. LXXIVp, 261p, 2 láms. b/n y 35 color (1 doble pág.) = XXp, 332p, 31 láms. color (1 doble pág) = XXVIIp, 308p, 27 láms. color = XLIIp, 246p, 31 láms. color = XIIp, 332p, 32 láms. color. Tela edit, lomos algo det. - William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912), entomólogo inglés autor de numerosos tratados, era una autoridad en la materia y un divulgador con mucho prestigio. Además de las preciosas láminas en color, hay también en texto numerosos grabados en madera. 1896-1897

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        Writings [Autograph Edition], The

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. - The Autograph EditionSigned by the Author and IllustratorsHARTE, Bret. The Writings of Bret Harte. With introductions, glossary, and indexes. Illustrated by photogravures. [In nineteen volumes]. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [1896]-1903.Autograph Edition. Limited to 350 numbered copies, signed by the author and dated "Septem. 1896." Nineteen octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 213 x 142 mm). Photogravure frontispieces, vignette titles, and plates after drawings and paintings by Frederic Remington, James Montgomery Flagg, Alice Barber Stephens, W.L. Taylor, E. Boyd Smith, B. West Clinedinst, Mary Hallock Foote, and others, all on India paper mounted. Descriptive tissue guards. Each volume with at least one plate signed by the illustrator (the frontispiece of Volume V signed by Frederic Remington).Contemporary full dark blue levant morocco. Covers elaborately paneled in gilt within a double gilt fillet border, spines decoratively paneled in gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt, red crushed levant morocco doublures ruled in gilt and with gilt cornerpieces, red watered silk liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. Minimal fading to spines. A wonderful set.A twentieth volume Stories and Poems, was published twelve years after the first nineteen volumes, in 1915 (see BAL 7408).Bret Harte (1836-1902), "American writer who helped create the local-color school in American fiction. In 1854 Harte left New York for California and went into mining country on a brief trip that legend has expanded into a lengthy participation in, and intimate knowledge of, camp life. In 1857 he was employed by the Northern Californian, a weekly paper. In about 1860 he moved to San Francisco and began to write for the Golden Era, which published the first of his Condensed Novels, brilliant parodies of James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and others. He edited the periodical Californian, for which he engaged Mark Twain to write weekly articles. In 1868 Harte was named editor of the Overland Monthly. For it he wrote "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat." Following The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches (1870), he found himself world famous. He furthered his reputation with the poem "Plain Language from Truthful James" (1870), better known as "The Heathen Chinee." On it he based his best play, Ah Sin (1877), a collaboration with Twain" (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature).BAL 7384.

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        The Floure and the Leafe & the Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or the Cuckow and the Nightingale

      Kelmscott Press, London 1896 - One quarter brown cloth over grey blue boards. Cloth spine expertly rebacked with parts of the original. Two first Letter engravings and engraved Kelmscott logo by Morris. Ownership name to a rear blank page. Small stain to rear panel. Some wear to the corners but a very nice copy nevertheless. RARE. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Day Book 4: Legislative Correspondence: Letters sent to the Hon. David C. Baldwin, Elyria, Ohio regarding the "Harris Bill", and Prohibition efforts.

      [Typed & handwritten letters from 1896]. - 7 inches x 11 3/3 in., commercial Day Book, with lined, but unnumbered pages. Contains approximately: 88 handwritten letters (some are manuscript copies of replies by D. C. Baldwin), 24 typed letters; most of the manuscript & typed letters are dated (Feb. 1896) and are signed. Six other partial letters, or manuscript speeches, etc. written out by Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives (Elyria, Lorain County), David C. Baldwin. 20 telegrams, one Petition with several signatures; a handwritten list of number of names by town for a petition about the "Harris Bill"/"Haskell Bill", one postcard; one receipt for a contribution to the Ohio Republican Executive Committee, a clipped newspaper article regarding David Sleeper. All these are partly pasted to one edge of the pages, a few are laid in. Gray, textured cloth with titling printed on the front cover, inked title on the spine, red edges. The spine shows browning, dusting, edge wear to the covers, some age-related tanning, chipping is present to the Day Book pages. The letters have been neatly folded and pasted in, they are on many types & sizes of paper, with varrious types of ink & handwriting. Some identified signatures: J. S. Metcalf, E. F. Chapman, A. S. Bushnell, R. C. Biechele, J. J. Gough, W. K. Laudon (2), Lewis D. Boynton, Fred Cole, J. C. Stottler, A. R. Webber (2), H. W. Ingersoll, C. P. Hitchcock (2), W. R. Wean, D. J. Peck, F. C. Eldred, C. W. Johnston, W. D. Warren (2), G. Frederick Wright, Mrs. W. Elenning (?), Ira C. Baughman, J. H. Woolley, R. H. Ellson, W. Bennington, J. M. Burge, J. C. Meettle (?), Iral A. Webster (2), D. Knead (?), M. L. Grove (?), E. T. Hagerman, W. H. Giles, G. W. Hines, H. Schneerer, Henry M. Tenney, S. C. Butter, E. F. Webster, Charles A. Metcalf, W. W. Penfield, William A. Braman (2), Herbert Day, John Hockensmith, J. P, Riedinger, J. C. Gough, A. H. Johnson, E. G. Johnson, G. A. Reeder, E. A. Starr, W. H. Tucker, C. D. Jones, Milo G. Kelser, E. H. Warner, G. N. Carruthers, E. W. Metcalf, E. E. Knapp (2), N. L. Colton (2), D. J. Nye, Frank D. Bentley, H. W. Hall, N. Hall, John Wilson, R. F. Mayer, Mrs. Stephen M. Cole, G. W. Holstein, A. C. Ehrhart, Frank Ray, Wm. Mauer, W. P. Jaeger, Edward Hildebrand. Mrs. E. K. Doolittle, Drusilla Ferguson, Peter Neff, David L. Sleeper (6), Alex Boxwell (3), J. H. Beech (?) (2), Martin Dodge, George L. Couch, C.L. Kurtz (2), F. S. Monnett, Howard H. Russell (Anti-Saloon League), W. D. Harris, Mark Jones, T. R. Bonen, W. D. Warren, Thomas H. Tristram, Mary A. Taylor. An interesting item regarding the history of Prohibition efforts in Ohio, the Anti-Saloon League (1893) and voting on the "Harris Bill", many of the letters supporting the :"Harris Bill" were written by Ministers, businessmen, and some of those associated with Prohibition efforts in Ohio. Not indexed. Weight: 2 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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