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        And Island of the Sea: Descriptive of the Past and Present of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies

      St. Thomas, DWI: Self-published, 1896. 2nd ed.. Green cloth, 8vo. Very Good. Cloth rippled on front, else fine and bright. A very attractive copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "With kind regards / and best wishes / from Charles Taylor.

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, Inc.]
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        Enormous sepia photo signed and dated, (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada)

      1896 - showing him head and shoulders, wearing a naval cap, and sporting a fine moustache, 12" x 7½", no place, June slightly yellowed

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
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        POEMS. Third Series

      1896. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. Original white cloth decorated in gilt with green cloth spine, all page edges gilt. First Edition, which consisted of only 1,000 copies.~Emily [1830-1886] attended Amherst Academy; spent one year (1847-48) at South Hadley Female Seminary (ancestress of Mount Holyoke College); visited Washington and Philadelphia for a few weeks in the spring of 1854, while her father was in Congress; spent part of 1864 and 1865 in Boston to be treated for eye trouble; and died at fifty-five of Bright's disease. That is the entire record of her outward life. It is the least important thing about her.~To account for Emily Dickinson the recluse, who for twenty years never went farther than her garden gate, who saw no one but her family and a very few chosen friends, who dressed always in white and wrote her poems secretly on scraps of paper, rolled and tied with a thread and thrust into bureau drawers, one need not imagine any strange mysteries of love and renunciation. Certainly Emily loved an unknown man, loved him deeply and unceasingly, but could not or would not marry him...~She had the same sort of demanding, tyrannical, autocratic, and possessive father as did Elizabeth Barrett; and she did not escape... Emily's lover was not strong enough to overcome the terrific attachment, half love, half fear, that tied her to [her father] Edward Dickinson... Her hermit life, driven into and upon herself, was her answer to the tyranny which turned an ardent, gay, witty girl into a shy and withered spinster... [K&H]~Other than a few poems anonymously contributed, none of Emily's verse was published during her lifetime (-- to avoid what she called "the auction of the mind"). After her death, her brother Austin and sister Lavinia (who controlled the manuscripts) arranged to have a volume published in 1890; one of the friends who edited it, T. W. Higginson, could not convince Houghton Mifflin (for whom he worked) to publish it -- as they considered it "confused." Roberts Bros tentatively issued just 500 copies, and was then dumbfounded to see the book meet unprecedented demand and quickly run through many printings. Thus a "Second Series" of additional poems was published in 1891 (960 copies), followed by this "Third [and last] Series" in 1896. The cover design for all three volumes includes Indian pipes -- from a painting Mabel Loomis Todd had given to Emily in 1882 that thereafter hung in the latter's bedroom -- what Emily called her "preferred flower of life."~The 1,000 copies were bound in two similar cloth bindings (no priority, but of differing price). Binding A, as here, is white cloth with gilt Indian pipes, with pea-green cloth spine and all page edges gilt (priced at $1.50); binding B is grey or olive cloth, beveled (also with the Indian pipes), with only the top edge gilt (priced at $1.25). Of the two cloth bindings, this "A" is generally a bit more sought-after -- because it is a closer match to the only binding in which the First Series of poems had come out, and because today "A" binding copies are scarcer than "B" binding copies.~This is a very good copy -- the only noteworthy flaw being the dulling of the spine, to which this book is frequently susceptible. The white cloth is generally quite clean (just slightly browned at the top edge), the front cover gilt is bright, the endpapers are intact and the original silk ribbon is still present. Myerson A4.1.a.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Catálogo de la Librería de Pedro Vindel, Calle del Prado 9, Madrid. Tomo Primero.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Francisco Nozal, 1896. - 4to.; 3 hs., 144 pp., 112 pp., 211 pp., 1 h. Con 12 ilustraciones. Encuadernación de época, en tela.

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        The Well At The World’s End.

      London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, And Co., 1896. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. vii, 378, [1]; vi, 279, [1]. with half-titles. original linen-backed bds. (spines darkened & curled at head, labels bit chipped, corners worn, ownership entry on front flyleaf, otherwise internally fine). First Trade Edition of the most famous fantasy novel by William Morris, English author, artist, textile designer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. It follows the limited edition issued by the Kelmscott Press earlier the same year. Unlike other authors who wrote of foreign lands or of dream worlds, Morris was the first to describe completely invented or fantasy worlds. His work served as a source of inspiration for C.S.Lewis and J.R.R.Tolkien. "One of the most complex and beautiful fantasy quests ever written." (Magill, Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, p. 2091). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        THE EGYPTIAN STRUWWELPETER Being The Struwwelpeter Papyrus

      H. Grevel & Co., c. 1896.. 1st edn. 8vo. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-laid boards (edges lightly rubbed and some small scratches to boards - otherwise VG). Pp. unpaginated printed on rectos only, illus with 16 full page coloured plates and b&w vignette on title (lacks front free endpaper; small closed tears to edges of 3 pages and some pencil scribbles to versos). .

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        Grundzüge der Pflanzenverbreitung auf der Iberischen Halbinsel.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelman, 1896 [«Die Vegetation der Erde», I]. - 4to. mayor; XIV-395 pp., con 20 figuras entre el texto y dos láminas aparte, en heliotipia, de fotografías de la época, una de los Palmerales de Elche y otra de los Pinares de Cartaya en Huelva, más dos mapas dobles, uno mostrando el régimen pluviométrico en la Península Ibérica, y el otro con la distribución de las Estepas en la misma. Encuadernación en media tela, con puntas, de la época.

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      1896. A Possibility. New York: Stone & Kimball, 1896. Original black cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition of Wells's sardonic parable about science without ethics. The vivisectionist Moreau is driven from London because of his cruel practices, and ultimately ends up on a Pacific island where he quickly returns to his genetic experiments, using grafting techniques to fuse the native animals into parodies of human beings -- over whom he seeks absolute control. Wells~is attacking science run amok, science which he saw as being used by the state for evil purposes, and science conducted without a view as to its purpose. The prospect of Moreau's island becoming a reality has haunted thinking scientists ever since. [Smith]~During the 1930s Charles Laughton starred in a movie version of DOCTOR MOREAU ("The Island of Lost Souls"); it has of course also been remade much more recently.~The American edition, published in the same year as the English, has minor textual variations and adds the sub-title "A Possibility." This copy is in the primary binding (black cloth, with the publisher's address "New York" at the foot of the spine); there were two later bindings, blue and then green, with the address changed to Chicago. This is a bright copy, fine except for very slight wear at the extremities. See Wells Soc. 8, Currey p. 520 and Hammond B3.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Peeps Into Fairyland: A Panorama Picture Book of Fairy Stories

      London and New York, Printed in Bavaria: Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co.. 1896. Oblong 4to. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition, undated [1896]. Very well-kept Victorian era story book with six colorful pop-ups, all in excellent condition. Oblong pictorial hardcover, 10.75" x 13.75", green cloth spine, floral patterned endpapers, 22 pages of text illustrated with black and white line drawings, plus six full color three dimensional panoramas featuring multiple characters. Externally worn and rubbed, mainly at the extremities, some cover soil but with design clearly visible, front hinge internally cracked, text block sound, text pages a bit age-yellowed with some finger soil to the margins, pop-ups complete and intact. Gift notation dated 1897 on front free endpaper, no other markings, no page chips or tears.

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        Peeps into Fairyland a Panorama picture book of fairy stories [ Nister 633 Fairy Land ]

      Ernest Nister, London 1896 - 28 pp including illustrated title page, black & white vignettes throughout, 6 full colour three dimensional panorama picture operated by linen tags, bound in quarter red cloth with colour illustration to front cover, decorative end papers. Spine ends worn and frayed, corners much scuffed, cover marked rubbed & stained, with front board kinked, stain from front cover shows on endpapers, title page and early text pages faint mark to first colour plate, hinges cracked & weakened, tears to endpapers with inscription to ffep, colour plate 1 has minor tears and some tape repais lacks some figures, 2, a little crcking on main paper fold otherwise very good, 3, fairy wand broken otherwise clean & complete vg, 4, main fold broken, may lack a figure 5, cracking to main fold, one figure missing, 6, complete but split on main fold. some spots an finger marks to pages. A worn copy with some very good moving colour plates which would benefit from some careful restoration [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Your Book Soon]
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        The Nelson Memorial. Nelson and his Companions in Arms.

      George Allen & Co., London 1896 - Quarto. Original japon-backed green sand-grain cloth boards, title gilt to the spine, and to the upper board together with an embossed, gilt portrait medallion of Nelson, top edge gilt the others uncut Light soiling to the japon, very slight shelfwear, free endpapers browned, but overall a very good copy. Coloured frontispiece of Nelson's Trafalgar Signal, 29 other plates, 11 of them photogravures printed on India paper and mounted, one an engraving, 4 full-page plans, 2 facsimile documents on fine paper, facsimile signatures to the text. First edition, number 16 of 100 Large Paper copies on Arnold's Paper. Attractively produced study by the noted naval historian, an attempt "to describe some of the influences which tended to form Nelsons' character " (Preface). Crested bookplate of the industrialist Frank Reddaway to the front pastedown. Cowie 286; NMM, II, 971 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        An Introductory Treatise On The Lunar Theory

      University Press Cambridge: University Press, 1896.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Botanicum ]
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        JEANNE D'ARC

      Paris:: Plon Nourrit & Cie,. [1896].. Oblong 4to: 9-5/8" x 12-3/4". 47, [1] pp.. Linen cloth binding stamped in green & gilt. Blue paper eps. Pale orange edgestain. Dust jacket, off-white printed in blue, replicating binding design. 1st edition. Tips slightly turned-in. Age-toning to edges. Bookseller ticket to front paste-down. The occasional spot of foxing. A VG - VG+ copy in an age-toned VG - VG+ dust jacket, which has minor edgewear & a small unobtrusive stain to the top edge of the front panel.. This Boutet de Monvel's masterpiece, "beautifully printed and exquisitely composed", with the author being ranked alongside Caldecott & Greenway "as a major figure in the nineteenth century's Golden Age of children's book illustration." [Silvie, Children's Books & Their Creators, pp. 523, 76]. Quite rare in dust jacket. . 47 full color images, one per page.

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Histoires naturelles

      1896 - Livre d'occasion 17 x 13,5 cm, cartonnage à la bradel, papier marbré, pièce de titre, couvertures illustrées de deux bois de Felix Vallotton et dos conservés, faux-titre, titre, 155 pp. Il s'agit très probablement de l'exemplaire de Jean Veber, dessinateur et peintre, qui publia un portrait de Jules Renard dans le numéro du 11 mars 1895 du Gil Blas, journal dirigé par son frère, Pierre Veber. A la date du 12 mars 1896, Jules Renard évoque dans son journal un dîner cher Tristan Bernard auquel fut convié Veber et durant lequel les Histoires Naturelles furent commentées. Condition : Edition originale sur papier d'édition (après 10 ex. sur Japon et 10 ex. sur Hollande). Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé à M. Jean Weber, daté de mars 1896. 500g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas [Complete 4 Volume Set] 1896

      Gibbings and Company 1896 - 4 volumes. Several full-page plates designed by Ad. Lalauze. (12mo) three-quarter green morocco and cloth, spines gilt, top edges gilt. A handsomely bound edition. Condition: Spines faded to brown; very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Missels. Imprimes a Venise de 1481 a 1600. Description, Illustration, Bibliographie. Avec cinq planches sur cuivre et 350 gravures, initiales et marques.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1896. - Later blind gray cloth with original paper cover pasted on front. xxii,350 pp.; ills, figures, plates.; 41x30 cm. "Etudes sur l'Art de la Gravure sur Bois a Venise". Text in French / Français. - (some spotting/ foxing, mainly to covers, edges and endpapers, sl. browned) Although very good, see picture. Limited ed. to 300 copies, This is no. 138 of 290 on 'papier teinte'. Dedicated and signed 'M J Rothschild' 5000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1896. First Edition. cloth. Slightly shaken, some darkening to spine and edges. Very Good. Decorated green cloth. BAL 7138. INSCRIBED to Robert L. Adamson: "This Book:/With the Regards/of the Author" and SIGNED in full by the author. Books signed by the creator of Uncle Remus have become difficult to locate. Occasional pencil mark.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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      London: Tower Publishing Company Limited,. 1896. original decorated blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, front panel plain, top and bottom edges untrimmed, fore-edges rough trimmed.. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends, corner tips rubbed, touch of. foxing to endpapers, a bright, tight, very good copy. Superior. condition for this book. (#101364). First edition, second binding. The second, and scarcest, of Jane's four scientific romances. "An ancient Egyptian papyrus spells out the chemical means whereby an artificial girl can be made; the novel is basically a romance describing the life of the synthetic being who is thus created." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 122. "... the 'lost science' of ancient Egypt enables a female homunculus to be manufactured. The story is a romance, but the girl does function to some extent as an innocent observer, after the fashion of Wells's angel in THE WONDERFUL VISIT." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890- 1950, p. 130. "Overlong, with undeveloped themes and loose ends, but very imaginative and unusual." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1178. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 444. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 112. Bleiler (1978), p. 109. Reginald 07834.

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        A Handbook of Bandy, or Hockey on the Ice

      London: Horace Cox. 1896. First. First edition. Gray cloth boards ruled in black and titled in gilt. 57,(3),(4 ads)pp. Frontispiece photograph, line drawings and diagrams throughout. Moderate soiling, else a very pleasing, near fine copy. While other books on winter sports discuss hockey and bandy, this is the very first book solely devoted to hockey. Inscribed on the front pastedown: "R.H. White from C.G. Tebbutt. Jan 1896." The sports ice hockey and bandy (which usually has larger teams, and rules that in some ways emulate soccer) were mostly synonymous at the time, although the game we are familiar with today evolved away from bandy to follow the Canadian rules. The Tebbutt family, Arnold, Neville, and Charles Goodman, all contributed to this book, although Arnold is given pride of place as author on the title-page. Of the three, C.G., who inscribed this copy, was probably the most influential: he introduced hockey into Sweden in 1894, and also organized the first international Bandy match, in 1891 between English and Dutch teams. A rare book, neither OCLC nor RLIN records a copy, and we have never seen another. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      John C. Winston Co. 1896 Volume one shows bookseller's sticker to rear endpaper. Lower rear corner bumped. Volume two shows lower corners bumped. Both volumes show previous owner's name to half-title page; Vinyl type book coverings. Fold-out maps to rear of both volumes. top edges gilt; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 309,303 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        Antike Denkmäler und Gebräuche,

      Verlag von Gg. Freund Leipzig 1896 - Buchrücken ausgeblichen, Einband an den Kanten etwas berieben, Titelgoldprägung leicht abgerieben, Stempel auf Vorsatz, sonst altersgemäss noch gut erh., 108 S., Gewebe-Einband, geb. Autorisierte Übersetzung aus dem Italienischen von Clara Schoener. Mit einer biographischen Einleitung von R. Schoener. Enth.: Ueber ein Bronzetäfelchen mit einer dem Genius Arausio gewidmeten Inschrift; Ein altrömischer Messergriff; Zwei Figürchen von Mithraspriestern; Visionen und Erscheinungen; Das Zeitungswesen bei den Römern; Das Schaukelspiel bei den Griechen und Römern; Die Adonisgärten; Das Cottabus-Spiel; Die Zauberpforte des Esquilins; Der Cultus des Wassers und seine abergläubischen Gebräuche. Gewicht in Gramm: 600

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        The Novels Tales and Sketches of J M Barrie. 8 volume set

      New York Charles Scribners's Sons / Hodder & Stoughton 1896. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Spine faded. Fore and lower edge untrimmed. Teg First Author's Edition Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 2214pp. Frontis tissue guarded illustrations. The author states in the introduction 'This is the only American edition of my books produced with my sanction..'Set comprises Vol. I ' Auld Licht Idylls and Better Dead'; Vol.II 'When a Man's Single: A Tale of Literary Life'; Vol.III 'A Window in Thrums' and 'An Edinburgh Eleven'; Vol.IV 'The Little Minster- Part I'; Vol V 'The Little Minster Part II'; Vol. VI 'Sentimental Journey- Part I'; Vol. VII 'Sentimental Journey Part II'; Vol. VIII 'My Lady Nicotine' and 'Margaret Ogilvy'.

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      Unione Tipografica Editrice - Nove volumi in 4to piccolo illustrati da 5000 incisioni intercalate nel testo e tavole separate in litografia. Torino, Napoli, Roma, Milano, Unione Tipografica Editrice. Neumayr L. Storia della Terra. Traduzione di L.Moschen. 1896-97. Due volumi; pp.XVI,653; XV,714. Unito: Ranke G. L’Uomo. Traduzione di R.Canestrini. 1890-92. Due volumi; pp.XII,650; XI,664. Unito: Ratzel F. Le Razze Umane. Traduzione di M.Lessona. 1891-96. Tre volumi; pp.XI,832; XI,907; VIII,830. Unito: Kerner di Marilaun A. La vita delle Piante. Traduzione di l.Moschen. 1892-95. Due volumi; pp.XI, 716; XII,947. Nove volumi. Mezza pergamena coeva con angoli, titoli e fregi in nero ai dorsi. EUR 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cours d'Économie Politique. Professé a l'Université de Lausanne

      Lausanne: F. Rouge, Éditeur, Librairie de l'Université, , 1896-97. 2 volumes, octavo (221 × 140 mm). Contemporary quarter calf on marbled boards, spines decorated gilt in compartments, edges sprinkled. Diagrams and tables to the text. Light browning, joints a little rubbed, a very good copy. First edition of Pareto's first major work, inscribed by the author; "A Mr, le Dr Sülzer, Hommage amical, Vilfredo Pareto" to the title of each volume. "Pareto's aim in the Cours was 'to provide an outline of economic science considered as a natural science based exclusively on facts'. Two ideas dominate the book: that of successive approximation and that of interdependence of economic and social phenomena. It is divided into two parts: the first is devoted to the exposition of the principles of pure political economy and the second covers applied economics ... The outstanding feature of the Cours is the way it combines theoretical analysis with discussion of a large amount of statistical and factual material and the use (mainly in notes) of mathematical techniques' (IESS). The work's resonance was impressive: 'the large literature evoked by this publication (which still runs on) testifies conclusively to its importance and to its stimulating influence" (Schumpeter, p. 859n). Originally trained as an engineer, Pareto's initial employment was as director of the Rome Railway Company, later becoming managing director of the Società Ferriere d'Italia in Florence. Frustrated by the regulatory interference of an increasingly interventionist government, he became engaged in various radical causes, running unsuccessfully for office on an opposition platform in the district of Pistoia in 1882. Following the death of his parents in 1888, Pareto's stance radicalized further, he resigned his job, issued a number of polemical pamphlets and gave a series of lectures at a working man's institute. These activities drew the attention of the government, his lectures were shut down and his applications for teaching posts blocked, but he was also befriended by Maffeo Pantaleoni, then Italy's leading Neoclassical economist. Pantaleoni introduced Pareto to economic theory, particularly the Walrasian strand, and to Léon Walras himself, who at the time was looking for someone to take over his chair in political economy at Lausanne. Despite a a clash of temperaments, and disagreement on many economic issues, Walras recommended Pareto for the position and he took the chair permanently in 1894. From there he continued his duel with the Italian Government, writing in favour of liberal causes and sheltering émigré radicals, but also began formularizing the position that he was setting out in his lectures. The Cours was more than merely an restatement of the doctrines of the Lausanne School. Interspersed with his presentations of pure economic theory were numerous asides on methodology and applied economics and extensive sociological observations, clearly influenced by his recent reading of Karl Marx and Social Darwinists like Herbert Spencer. The main economic contribution was his exposition of "Pareto's Law" of income distribution, the argument that in all countries and times, the distribution of income and wealth follows a regular logarithmic pattern. Also important was his criticism of the marginal productivity theory of distribution, pointing out that it would fail in situations where there is imperfect competition or limited substitutability between factors, a criticism that he would repeat in future writings. Despite his efforts to distance himself from them, Pareto's subsequent sociological theorizing was to lead to his adoption by the Fascists as an intellectual prop to the movement, but regardless of this seeming taint Pareto's sociological work has been taken seriously, going through recurring phases of popularity and critical scrutiny.

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        Autograph Letter from Winston Churchill to Sir Algernon West, 13 March 1896

      1896. No binding. Very good. I read with very great attention the copy of your article on my father's life... There is not one word or one sentence I should wish to add or take away. I am very sorry that I could not give you any information myself - but, as I told you, my memories are slender & few. My mother and I feel very grateful to you for writing what you have written." This is a 3-page, 172 word letter written on 13 March 1896 entirely in Churchill's hand to Sir Algernon West regarding West's draft article about Churchill's recently deceased father. The letter intimates Churchill's painfully distant relationship with his father and is signed twice - once in full and then initialed "WSC" at the postscript. The Rt. Hon. Sir Algernon Edward West GCB (1832-1921) was a distinguished civil servant perhaps best known as Private Secretary to Gladstone. Churchill apparently formed an admiring and somewhat confiding relationship with West after Lord Randolph's death. West published "Lord Randolph as an Official" in the October 1896 issue of "Nineteenth Century". Positive testimony from a respected source impacted Churchill. He would quote West's article in his own 1906 biography of his father and access West's private papers while researching his father's life. Testifying to his personal relationship with West, Churchill added in a postscript that his mother was ill and prevailed on West to "call & see her". Churchill was 21 years old, just returned from Cuba (his first experience in combat and as a war correspondent), and beginning six months at Aldershot with the 4th Hussars before departure to India. Lord Randolph had died just a year previous in January 1895 at age 45 following the spectacular collapse of both his health and political career. The Official Biography references Churchill writing to West in October 1896 after he read the published article, but not this letter, in which Churchill provides pre-publication comments on the article, inferentially at West's invitation. Churchill's reference to his "tedious course of signalling at Aldershot" and the "March. 13." date place this letter seven months before West's article was published. This letter is written on 35A Great Cumberland Place stationery, the address of the Georgian mansion near Hyde Park where Churchill's mother lived from 1895-1900. The letter is written in black ink on 8 x 10 inch laid paper stationery with Lady Randolph's address printed in blue. The stationery was folded vertically, ostensibly for writing, the letter filling three of the four panels. A horizontal crease is presumably the result of posting. The paper is lightly soiled to the exterior panels, particularly at edges and creases, but in very good condition overall, with only fractional tears at the vertical crease ends and a few tiny perforations at the upper left. An apparently cavalier and confused previous researcher wrote "97" with a "?" in pencil, later crossed out in pencil and replaced in red ink with "96?" and the word "yes" presumably confirming this correct date. This writing appears below the printed address and above Churchill's salutation. We will provide additional images or full transcribed text upon request. Upon publication, West's article prompted further correspondence recorded in the Official Biography. Churchill left England for India in September 1896 and on 8 October Lady Randolph sent West's article to him. On 26 October 1896 Winston replied from Bangalore: "I read with great care Sir A. West's article in the Nineteenth Century and I certainly think it is the best and most valuable writing that has appeared as yet about papa. Reading it gave me a delightful morning's occupation and has made me equally low and despondent this evening. I wrote a long letter to Sir. A. which I addressed to Cumberland Place and which I hope you will have forwarded to the proper address.

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        Gravhøje og Gravfund fra Stenalderen i danmark. Bind 1: Det Østlige Danmark. Bind 2: Fyen og Jylland.

      Gyldendal, 1896-1900. 38 sider + 50 tavler + 22 sider + 28 tavler. Indb. grønt halvlæder med gulddek. rygge. Med topguldsnit. Folioformat.. Med kobberstukne plancher. Let slid på hjørner og kanter. Navn på friblade. Siderne er pæne og rene.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        PRIMERA PARTE DE LAS FLORES DE POETAS ILUSTRES DE ESPAÑA. Segunda edición, dirigida y anotada por D. JUAN QUIROS DE LOS RIOS y D. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ MARIN e impresa a expensas de D. Manuel Pérez de Guzmán

      - Sevilla, Imp. E. Rasco, 1896, 2 tomos en 4º piel, VII+458 y VIII+426 págs. Edición en papel hilo

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bra]
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        The Zankiwank & the Bletherwitch: An Original Fantastic Fairy Extravaganza

      London : J. M. Dent & Co. . Very Good . 1896 . First Edition . Hardback . .

      [Bookseller: St. Mary's Books & Prints]
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        (Bremen 1872 - 1942 Karaganda). Frühling. Radierung von 1896. Unten rechts signiert. In der Platte zusätzlich signiert. 34 x 24 cm. Gerahmt.

      Rief 14.- Junge Frau sitzend von jungen Birken.- Gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt.-

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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, titles to spine and roundel to upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Etched frontispiece on series-title verso, map of Wessex at end. Ownership inscription. Spine rolled, corners nicked, early hinge cracked but holding fine, offsetting from frontispiece, and light spotting to endpapers; a very good copy. First edition, first impression, of Hardy's final novel, published on 1 November 1895, as volume 8 of The Wessex Novels. The page numbering was altered during printing, so that sigs. A-H exist in two distinct states, often found mixed. In the first state page numbers are present on partially blank pages, but this was altered so that numbers were omitted at the chapter endings (in conformity with the later gatherings). This copy is predominantly in early state, with only two pages in unnumbered state.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Exploration of the Caucasus. With Illustrations by Vittorio Sella

      London and New York: Edward Arnold,, 1896. 2 volumes, tall quarto. Original green cloth, titles to spines and upper boards and floral design to sides of backstrips gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. 76 photogravure plates, printed on India paper and mounted, two bound as frontispieces, most by Sella, some by Dechy, Donkin, Woolley, and Sommler, 3 long photogravure panoramas, over 114 in-text photographic illustrations and 22 photo-vignettes, 4 folding maps, one in an end-pocket. Contemporary pencilled ownership inscription to each front pastedown, small ownership ink stamp to each pastedown. Spines faded, cloth lightly rubbed with a few small marks and scuffs, corners bumped, a little spotting to contents, spine cracked between frontispiece and title of volume II, rear blank of volume II partially separated from spine but holding firm. A very good set. First edition, first impression. Freshfield made expeditions to the Caucasus in 1868, 1887, and 1889, traversing the chain eleven times by eight different passes. Here he has amassed all the available materials, historical and geographical, particularly accounts of the English climbers Dent, Donkin, Mummery, Woolley and Cockin, the Hungarian Dechy in 1884-6 and the Italian Sella in 1889-90, as well as his own. Freshfield's ascents were were Elbruz and Kazbek in 1868. Appendices include notes on geology by T.G. Bonney, routes, climbing records, meteorology, and a short bibliography. Neate considers Freshfield to have been "one of the most scholarly and sensitive of mountain writers", and this to be his masterpiece. The importance of the contribution of the pioneering mountaineering photographer Vittorio Sella is recognised by his name being included almost as co-author on the lettering to the spines. His work is beautifully reproduced, particularly striking are the extensively folding panoramas.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The works of Thomas Carlyle : in thirty volumes

      London : Chapman and Hall, 1896-1899 - "Large paper edition limited to 300 copies, of which this is no. 135." Very good copies in the original cloth. Leather gilt-titled spine labels, slightly worn. Some light dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Spine covers sun-toned. Minor bumping to corners. Some light yellowing around the page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Uncommon to see this set in such a complete and positive condition. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. "Large paper edition limited to 300 copies, of which this is no. 135." Very good copies in the original cloth. Leather gilt-titled spine labels, slightly worn. Some light dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Spine covers sun-toned. Minor bumping to corners. Some light yellowing around the page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Uncommon to see this set in such a complete and positive condition. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 25 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer Detective, and Other Stories

      Harper & Borthers, Publishers, New York 1896 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with the title-page dated 1896 and with no boxed ads on the copyright page. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt-stamped spine and gilt monogram on the front cover enclosed within a cornhusk ornament. Complete with frontispiece, 46 inserted plates and one textual illustration. Two pages of terminal ads. But for some nearly-inevitable fading and/or spotting to the spine, this is a Near Fine copy. Internally, it is exceptionally clean and bright. One of Twain's scarcest First Editions, with only 1000 copies printed. BAL 3447

      [Bookseller: Clarel Rare Books]
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        Katechismus der reinen Arzneiwirkungslehre (Essential of Homeopathic Materia medica) unter Berucksichtigung der Homoopathie, der Pharmakologie, un der homoopathischen Pharmacie als Einfuhrung in die homoopathischen praxi

      Subject: (Omeopatia). Leipzig, Schwabe, 1896, 8vo t.tela orig. con fregi e tit. dor. al dorso e in cop. pp. XVI-344 con 57 fig. n.t.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane - Appleton 1896 First Edition Second Printing

      D. Appleton and Co, 1896-01-01. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Good. New York: Appleton, 1896. First Edition, Second Printing dated 1896 on the title page. Lacking dust jacket. Good overall condition. Exterior shows soiling and discoloration. Firm binding. Name of previous owner written in pen on the front paste down; erased penciled in price on verso of rear free end paper. Clean text.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Through Jungle and Desert, Travels in East Africa

      New York and London: Macmillan, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. xiv,535 pp, indexed, with 20 plates and many illustrations in the text; 2 folding maps in rear pocket, both in fine condition. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt hippopotamus head on front board. Fraying to corners and spine ends, paper over front hinge partially cracked, but binding quite sound, contents clean. Chanler was an American soldier and explorer who, in 1892 embarked on a scientific expedition to explore the vicinity of Mt. Kenya. The party proceeded inland from the coast, mapping the Guasso Nyiro River, the Lorian Swamp, the Tana River, Lake Rudolph and then Lake Stefanie. "Near the Mackenzie river, the party bagged hippopotamus and rhinoceros....They continued to hunt rhino as well as collecting oryx and other plains game, eventually bagging elephant near Rendile territory" (Czech p. 59). Chanler collected numerous plants and animals on the journey, and later donated many specimens to the American Museum of Natural History.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Collection of 6 books by Paul Laurence Dunbar including a signed copy of Lyrics of the Hearthside, and First Editions of Folks From Dixie, The Uncalled, Lyrics of Lowly Life, Poems of Cabin and Field, and Howdy Honey Howdy

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Co.. 1896-1905. mixed. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 books by PLD. The highlight is a 1903 later edition of Lyrics of the Hearthside that is inscribed by the author on fly leaf, "Strength for the fight / Paul Laurence Dunbar." The quote is from Dunbar's poem, "The Warrior's Prayer," which starts on page 109 of this book. Good+ copy, no dust jacket. Uneven sunning and spotting to covers. There's a faint tidemark visible on the bottom margin of the last 120 pages. Text is bright and unmarked. Sound binding and hinges. The other 5 titles are all First Editions in original cloth bindings. 1. Folks From Dixie, 1898. Owner's signature to front flyleaf, else Very Good+ copy with slight rubbing/soil to cloth and decorations. -- 2. The Uncalled, 1898, Binding A (the author's middle name is incorrectly spelled "Lawrence" at the spine and front cover). Very Good. Slight slant to spine; silver dollar sized soil spot to rear cover; spine shows light soil as well. Minimal wear to tips. Previous owner's signature from the year of publication at fly leaf; light soil and abrasion to pastedowns. Chipping to the bottom outer corner affecting pages 237-40, though the text is spared. -- 3. Lyrics of Lowly Life, 1896. Good+ copy, no dust jacket. Spine darkened; covers show light fading and soil; light tearing to spine ends. Hinges were starting, but have since been expertly repaired and now show few signs of wear or repair. Previous owner's signature on fly leaf; offsetting on title page from tissue; else, clean and unmarked contents. -- 4. Poems of Cabin and Field, 1900. Very Good. Light general shelfwear, light cocking to spine, mild sunning to spine, mild soil, gift inscription on flyleaf, contents unmarked. -- 5. Howdy Honey Howdy, 1905. Very Good+ copy. Clean unmarked text, slightest rubbing/soil to the covers, minor wear to tips/edges, owner's signature to front flyleaf. 6 books total. Digital images and detailed descriptions available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Marryat's Novels (24 vols. complete)

      J M Dent Pub, 1896. Limited Edition Number 20 of 100.. Hardbacks.. Light wear to extremities else very good condition./No dust jacket, as issued. . B&W Illustrations. A very nice copy.& Top page edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        L'Epopée Byzantine à La Fin du Dixieme Siècle. ---------- TOME 1 : Guerres Contre Les Russes, Les Arabes, Les Allemands, Les Bulgares, Luttes Civiles Contre Les Deux Bardas. Jean Tzimisces, Les Jeunes, Annees De Basile II, Le Tueur De Bulgares ( 969-989 ) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx indisponible

      Hachette - Paris 1896. 1 volume /1. -- Reliure demi chagrin rouge. Format in-4°( 28,7 x 22 cm )( 3350 gr ). ----- VI-799 pages avec 98 illustrations , 1 carte couleur en frontispice + 10 planches Hors-Texte. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Okmhistoire]
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        The Life and Works of Robert Burns edited by Robert Chambers; revised by William Wallace

      W.& R. Chambers, Edinburgh 1896 - 4 vols. 8vo. Pp x, 492; 416; 467; 623. Plates and illustrations as called for. Original cloth. Teg. No. 117/250 copies, each volume signed by the publisher. A particularly nice copy. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Modern Practical Farriery,

      London - William Mackenzie, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Complete System of the Veterinary Art as at present Practiced at the Royal Veterinary College, London with numerous colour and black and white illustrations and diagrams throughout. With colour illustration to frontispiece and two colour title page. Including practical treatises on; Cattle, their Management in Dairy, Field and Stall by John Walker, Pasture, Grasses and Forage Plants by Samuel P. Preston, The Practice of Sheep Farming by Charles Scott and The Diseases of Cattle, Sheep and Pigs by J. I. Lupton, M. R. C. V. S. L. With appendix, index and with Anatomical, Surgical and Veterinary Plates, with Letterpress References to rear. Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally, smart with just slight bumping andwear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with occasional handling marks and the odd spot to pages. With some marginal pencil annotations. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Sire Degravaunt

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Hardcover. Orig. gray boards and beige cloth spine. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Burne-Jones, Edward. 81 pages. 8vo, 21 x 15 cm, with a full-page woodcut designed by Sir Edward Burne Jones. This ancient English metrical romance, reprinted from the Thornton MS, in the library of Lincoln Cathedral is printed in Chaucer type, in black and red. Edited by F.S. Ellis after the edition printed by J.O. Halliwell. Limited edition, one of 350. PETERSON A47. SCOTT, p110. Armorial bookplate. Fresh copy considering the fragility of cloth used by Morris.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        History of Later Years of the Hawaiian Monarchy and the Revolution of 1863

      Hawaiian Gazette Company, Hawaii, 1896. William De Witt Alexander. Hardcover, 239 pages, text in double columns. Red cloth binding, gilt stamped title on cover. 23 plate illustrations depicting important persons and landmarks. Also interspersed with both tinted and black & white advertisement plates depicting Hawaii-based companies such as Hawaiian Electric, Oahu Railway and Land Co., Castle & Cooke Hardware, and many others. Pinned to the List of Illustrations page is a newspaper clipping about the Hawaiian Annexation, dated Feb. 12, no year. Condition: NEAR FINE. Cover is nearly flawless, slight bending at corners, very little shelf wear. Inside front end page bears an inscription from original owner, dated Dec 22, 1896.Opposite page is torn, nearly detached. Attached to it is a slip of paper in Russian, dated August 26, 1886, partially translated into English in pencil by original owner. Inside in excellent condition; a few pages slightly worn at corners, but all crisp, clean and bright. Binding is tight. --- William DeWitt Alexander (April 2, 1833?February 21, 1913) was an educator, author and linguist in the Kingdom of Hawaii and Republic of Hawaii. He also constructed maps for the Territory of Hawaii and published several books on Hawaiian history and the Hawaiian language. --- *** FREE Domestic Shipping. ***

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        JUDE THE OBSCURE (Inscribed First Edition, First Issue, with Original Dust Jacket and Autograph Letter Referencing Jude)

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1896. HARDY, Thomas. JUDE THE OBSCURE. London: Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co., 1896 [but 1895]. 8vo. Frontispiece plate by Henry Macbeth-Raeburn and map of Wessex bound at end. FIRST EDITION, all signatures in their first state, in publisher's original green cloth, gilt. The front hinge has been expertly repaired, rear hinge starting, but a generally unworn Near Fine example. A STUNNING PRESENTATION COPY IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PRINTED DUST JACKET (complete, although chipped with minor loss and backed with silk to reinforce the fragility of the wrapper), INSCRIBED BY HARDY on the front free endpaper: "To the Duchess of Abercorn, from Thomas Hardy. November, 1895." Tipped to the front paste-down is an autograph letter signed from Hardy to the Duchess, dated November 4, 1895, in which he offers this copy to her and writes: "Even if you do not like it you will, I am sure, understand and sympathize with the shadowy personages it concerns." Jude the Obscure was first published serially in Harper's New Monthly Magazine from December 1894 to November 1895, and then published in book form on the 1st November 1895. THOMAS HARDY WROTE FOURTEEN NOVELS IN ALL -- YET THERE ARE LESS THAN TWO DOZEN RECORDED FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPIES (OF ALL FOURTEEN FIRST EDITIONS COMBINED). Purdy, pp. 86-91. Provenance: Mary Anna Curzon, The Duchess of Abercorn (1848-1929); Carroll Atwood Wilson (bookplate). In a quarter-morocco clamshell case.. Signed. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Henry Macbeth-Raeburn.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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