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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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 1886–1887, 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]

      [Bookseller: Raymond Tait]
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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

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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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’s Encyclopedia of Literature).BAL 7384.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Complete Works of Robert Burns (Self-Interpreting) in 12 Volumes

      Philadelphia: Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1896. Leather. Centerary Edition, #10 of 100 printed; handsomely bound in brown half leather over pastel marbled boards, marbled endpapers; gilt spine lettering and thistle decor, top edge gilt. Illustrated with 60 etchings and wood cuts, maps and facsimilies. Some corners bumped, occasional rubbing to boards, interiors clean, some pages remain uncut. Quite an attractive set of the great poet's work. See photos. .

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        Rape of the Lock, An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Cantos

      Leonard Smithers, London 1896 - Turquoise cloth with beautiful gilt design by Beardsley on front board; gilt slightly rubbed, illustration pages age-toned toward edges, occasional foxed spot, old bookseller desciption pasted to endpaper. Illustrated with a full page frontis and 8 other stunningly detailed designs by beardsley. 1 of 1000 copies printed on wove paper. Lasner 105. Size: Small 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: E. M. Maurice Books, ABAA]
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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

      Colorado Springs: Warren & Stride, 1896. Hardcover. Very good. Hardcover. Large 4to. [2], 104pp. Includes folding map and a fold-out view. Illustrated. Three-quarter brown cloth binding with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title on front board. Cloth has light edge wear top of spine. Faded title lower section of front board. A few scuff spots to marbled paper rear board. Contents are very clean. Copyrighted 1895.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        Colorants derivés du goudron fabriqués par Farbwerke vorm. Meister Lucius & Brüning Höchst sur Mein. A. Partie générale. Les matières colorantes derivées du goudron, leurs propriétés et réactions et les méthodes de leur emploi

      Frontis. illus. of the Hoechst dyeing factory & 173 samples of dyed fabrics and leathers. 1 p.l., 182 pp. 8vo, orig. cloth, upper cover decorated in gilt. Hoechst am Main: 1896. Hoechst was founded in 1863 as "Teerfarbenfabrik Meister, Lucius & Co." in Hoechst, near Frankfurt and changed its name some years later to "Teerfarbenfabrik Meister Lucius & Brüning." The samples are all in fine and bright condition. Fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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      East Aurora, NY: The Roycroft Printing Shop, May 1896.. Small octavo. Pictorial gray wrappers. A bit of creasing and small nicks at overlap edges, 2 cm clean tear at fore-edge of upper wrapper neatly mended, old pen stroke at foredge of upper wrapper toward lower corner, otherwise a very good copy. Volume One, Number One of THE ROYCROFT QUARTERLY. In fact, eight poems are included all but one of them collected from earlier appearances in the pages of Hubbard's THE PHILISTINE. The exception, as well as the porose sketch "A Prologue," appear hear for the first time. BAL 4074. WILLIAMS & STARRETT 5.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Die moderne Fechtkunst. Methodische Anleitung zum Unterrichte im Fleuret- und Säbelfechten, nebst einem Anhange, enthaltend die wichtigsten Duellregeln. Prag, J. G. Calve 1896. Gr. 8°. 4 Bll., 341 S. mit 32 Holzst.-Tafeln, Hlwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      . . Die Tafeln zeigen versch. Fechtstellungen.- Titel u. 2 Bll. gestempelt, einige Lagen leicht verschoben, Ebd. etw. berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1896 (1897). 1068 pag + indice. Nueva edicion corregida y aumentada considerablemente por el autor. Explendida Obra de Toros con muchas ilustraciones en fotograbado y huecograbado, orlas y vinetas al principio de cada capitulo o parte.Buen estado de la Obra con pequenas restauraciones en la misma. Ref 4.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Jude the Obscure

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co.,, 1896. With an Etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, roundel to front board in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Frontispiece with tissue guard, map at the end. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Tips bumped, inner hinges cracked but holding, endpapers foxed. A good copy. First edition of Hardy's last novel. Originally appeared as a bowdlerised serial in Harper's New Monthly Magazine between December 1894 and November 1895, with the European and American editions being published simultaneously.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Veritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 476: Les Deux Fumeurs.

      Liebig, 1896.. ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 476: " Les Deux Fumeurs " aus dem Jahrgang 1896. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel hierzu: " I Due Fumatori " ). Gezeigt werden: " Voulez-vous me permettre d'allumer mon cigare? / Echange de politesses. / Abordate. / Hostilities. / Arbitrage. / Amnistie et Paix. " Zusammen 6 Bilder von meist guter Erhaltung ( bei 2 Bildern linke obere Ecke leicht angeknickt, weißer Außenrand bei 3 Bildern gering fleckig, bei 1 Bild Ecken etwas bestoßen ). - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        1896 ?. ? ?????? ????????? ?????????. [Souvenir of the Coronation of Nicholas II in 1896].

      Danilovskov Moskva 1896 - Cloth handkerchief (52 x 59 cm). Printed, red border, view in the centre, double-headed eagle in corners; slightly faded, light traces of folds. Framed & glazed. Nice example of a handkerchief showing the Kremlin surrounded by the Russian coats of arms - a lovely piece of ephemera produced for the coronation of the new Tsar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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