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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]

      [Bookseller: Collectorsemall]
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        STORY OF THE HUTCHINSONS

      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Alte Bücherwelt]
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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).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Bradley: His Book,

      The Wayside Press 1896-1897, Springfield, MAss. - Volume I number 1 through Volume II number 3. Volume I is tall, thin 8vo. containing the four numbers of Volume I. Volume II is 4to. containing the three complete numbers of Volume II (all published but for a fragmentary No. 4, not present here.) Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers with cloth inner hinges. A compilation of stories and poetry richly illustrated throughout with reproductions of the work of Beardsley, Morris, Burne-Jones, Parrish, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, by a master of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Unfortunately in 1897 Bradley's health suffered; he had to sell the Wayside Press and was unable to complete the final number of volume II. Spines are significantly sunned and the leather and marbled paper are rubbed in places. A fine copy of the bound seven numbers; the leather of the binding is sunned on the spines and rear board of Volume II, and the leather and paper are rubbed. Overall a nice copy in a very good binding. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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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’), Elbruz (18,470’), 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]

      [Bookseller: Top of the World Books, LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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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’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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        LITERARY POSTER FOR lIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE

      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.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        THE ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA COMPRISING VIEWS OF BUSINESS BLOCKS, WITH REFERENCE TO OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, PROFESSIONS AND TRADES, AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CITY.

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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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]

      [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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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. .

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        A SOUVENIR AND A MEDLEY: SEVEN POEMS AND A SKETCH ... WITH DIVERS AND SUNDRY COMMUNICATIONS FROM CERTAIN EMINENT WITS

      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.

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        PROSAS PROFANAS Y OTROS POEMAS

      Pablo E. Coni e Hijos, 176 pgs., Buenos Aires 1896 - Listo para encuadernar. El libro que consagra definitivamente a Rubén Darío y su prosa modernista. Sin las tapas pero encuadernación firme. Páginas limpias, sin manchas. Nombre de antiguo dueño en la anteportada. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] Size: 12mo. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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        GRAN DICCIONARIO TAUROMACO

      . 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.

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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 ).

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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]

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

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

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        A BOOK OF BARGAINS

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

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

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

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        Soldier Tales - 1st Edition

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

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