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        Narrative of James Murrells ' ("Jemmy Morrill") Seventeen Years' Exile among the wild blacks of North Queensland,and his life and shipwreck and terrible adventures among savage tribes; their manners, customs, languages, and superstitions; also Murrells' rescue and return to civilization

      Edmund Gregory, Brisbane 1896 - Small octavo, 45 pp., two photographic reproductions, first very toned but the paper otherwise good; original printed blue paper wrappers, very worn at the spine; preserved in a silk-lined green morocco box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 17 years with the Aborigines of North Queensland. Rare 19th-century edition of an important account of the shipwreck of James Murrells and the subsequent seventeen years he spent living with an Aboriginal tribe near Mount Elliott on the Queensland coast south of Townsville. First published in 1863, this 1896 edition has an interesting foreword by the editor and Government Printer of Brisbane, Edmund Gregory. 'In 1846, the ship Peruvian was wrecked on her way from Sydney to China. A raft conducted seven of the survivors to the shore near Cape Cleveland. Three died before they had been landed a fortnight. The others were then discovered by the blacks. When both sides had recovered their mutual astonishment and alarm, they made each other's acquaintance. The natives appeared to have treated them with kindness and consideration? After seventeen years wandering with the blacks, he eventually (in 1863) approached the fence of a sheep-yard? and, upon being challenged by the settlers, was able to find words to the effect that he was a shipwrecked seaman. His story was obtained from him with great difficulty, owing to his reticence. Examined by the Police Magistrate of Rockhampton "he contented himself with monosyllabic replies, and augmented rather than satisfied the thirst of his audience for information".' (Ferguson). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mary Hart Memories and Letters

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

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        PICTURES FROM GREEK VASES, THE WHITE ATHENIAN LEKYTHI. A series of twelve Polychrome Plates representing the paintings on typical examples of the White Athenian Lekythi.

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Tailless Batrachians of Europe

      London: The Ray Society 1896-7. Two volumes, with 24 plates (of which 16 are coloured), plus folding maps and text illustrations, pp iii, 210; (211-376), 31; neat and tiny owner's signature and stamp on front endpaper of each volume, original dark blue decorated cloth. [The first volume is becoming weak internally, otherwise this is an exceptionally clean copy in a very bright binding. Very scarce.] . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Mike Park Ltd]
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        The Well at the World's End. Hammersmith. Kelmscott Press 1896. 4to. Vier Doppeltitel von Edward Burne-Jones, 495 S. mit hunderten Orig.-Holzschnitt-Bordüren, Initialen u. Zierstücken von William Morris. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Rückentitel.

      . . Handkoloriertes Exemplar! Hervorragend schöner Druck der Kelmscott Press in 350 Exemplaren auf Bütten, zweispaltig aus der Chaucer Type gesetzt und in Schwarz und Rot gedruckt. Dieses Exemplar durchgehend handkoloriert. Mit Hunderten von Holzschnitt-Bordüren, Initialen u. Zierstücken in prächtiger Farbigkeit. Die vier doppelblattgroßen Holzschnitte von E. Burne-Jones sowie zahlreiche Initialen zusätzlich in Gold gefasst. Makellos und fleckenfrei erhalten. Ehemals Sammlung Lynval Davidson. - Tomkinson 39.

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        Histoire de la Race Chevaline Boulonnaise. De son Évolution depuis ses Origines il y a deux mille ans. Ornée de Dessind de Maitres réputés, Hors Concours du Salon des Artistes Francais et honorée de la Médaille d'Or de l'Académie d'Agriculture de France.

      Malfait & Cie.,, Arras, 1896 - Arras, Malfait & Cie., o. J. [1896]. V + VIII + 204 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit, mit eingebundener OBrosch. u. Goldschnitt. 2. Aufl. In franz. Sprache. Mit der doppelseitigen Karte und allen 14 Tafeln sowie Abbildungen im Text und dem Porträt des Verfassers. - Leichte Gbrsp., Schn. etw. stockfleckig, schönes Expl. Prämienband. Französisch Priv. HLd. der Zeit, mit eingebundener OBrosch. u. Goldschnitt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Winston S. Churchill. Companion Volume I. Part 1, 1874-1896. Part 2, 1896-1900. In two volumes

      96. Part 2, 1896-1900. In two volumes, 1967. 96. Part 2, 1896-1900. In two volumes, 1967 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first companion volume to the official biography of Britain's wartime Prime Minister, in two parts spanning over a quarter of a century. First Editions. Condition: In cloth bindings, with the original unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, excellent, justa little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound and bright and clean, with just some light marks to the textblock edges. Overall: FINE inNEAR FINEdustwrappers..

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        Richmond on the Thames

      London - Seeley and Co., 1896. London - Seeley and Co., 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated introduction into the history of the affluent town of Richmond, which was historically part of Surrey. Charmingly illustrated throughout with four engraved plates with their original tissue guards. As well as various illustrations throughout the text. The Thames is a major contributor to the interest that Richmond inspires in many people. With John Trinks Spalding's armorial bookplate to the front free endpaper. Condition: In original cloth binding with decorative gilt design to the front board. Externally, sound, with some very light rubbing to the front board and spine. Internally, generally firmly bound and bright. Instances of scattered foxing throughout and armorial bookplates to the front pastedown and front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD, due to foxing.

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        The Hymenoptera Aculeata of the British Islands - a descriptive account of the families, genera and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with notes as to habits, localities, habitats etc

      London: L. Reeve & Co, 1896. London: L. Reeve & Co, 1896. With 3 plain and 51 colour plates, slightly age-toned, quarto, pp xii, 392, new endpapers, original cloth slightly rubbed, slightly more so at the joints, spine slightly marked. Seventeen of the plates have a paper production crease horizontally, and two plates have a slight mark on the facing letterpress page which has transferred to the plate - see illlustrations for examples. [Ray Palmer's copy, with his two-page manuscript "additions" list bound in at the front and a few neat manuscript pencil notes internally. Also with the signature of Charles Fredk Knight.]. First Edition. Cloth. Good.

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        Heart of the World

      London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1896. London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this adventure novel set in a pre-Aztec city. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally generally smart, though with some sunning and bumpingto the spine. Splitting to the cloth on the rear joint. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with the occasional patch of spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Sagesse Humaine

      Neuchatel - Attinger Freres, 1896. Neuchatel - Attinger Freres, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Full vellum binding with attractive floral design to front board. Each page is also decorated with a lovely purple floral border. French text. Large collection of quotations from a range of authors on a variety of subjects including friendship, love, courage and virtue. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There is some wear to the extremities, including some small marks to the front board and the spine is slightly worn. Internally the book is clean and bright apart from some isolated spotting affecting the end papers only..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Vier eighd. ein- bzw. zweiseitige Briefe (DIN A4 und 5) mit Signatur, dat. Schloß Englar im Eppan 29.4.1896, 11.10.1896, 22.10.1896 und 29.10.1896 sowie drei eighd. Kuverts und eine eighd. Postkarte, alle auf Briefpapier mit Briefkopf "Schloß Englar im Eppan" (bis auf einen Brief).

      Eppan, 1896 - Eppan, 1896. Faltspuren, angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Bierbaum, (1865 - 1910), studierte Rechtswissenschaften und Philologie, daneben auch Chinesisch, um sich auf den diplomatischen Dienst vorzubereiten. Nach dem Bankrott des Vaters 1887 schrieb B. zur Finanzierung seines Studiums (das er 1889 ganz aufgab) Feuilletons und Rezensionen u.a. für die Münchener "Neue Freie Presse". 1889 verlegte B. seinen Wohnsitz nach München, gründete 1891 seine erste literarische Zeitschrift "Modernes Leben [.]" und gab den von Franz Stuck illustrierten "Modernen Musenalmanach auf das Jahr 1893" heraus. Nach dem Umzug nach Berlin 1893 redigierte er u.a. "Die freie Bühne" und gehörte zu den Gründern und Herausgebern der Zeitschriften "Pan" sowie "Die Insel". Nach verschiedenen Reisen 1898-1909 wieder in München lebend, war B. u.a. am Kabarett "Die elf Scharfrichter" tätig. Er veröffentlichte vielgelesene Lyrikbände (Irrgarten der Liebe, 1900), Romane (Stilpe [.], 1897) und Dramen. (DBE) Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Advanced (Third Grade) Perspective: Comprising Angular and Oblique Perspective, Shadows and Reflections. Specially prepared for the use of Art Students. In two volumes

      London - Bailliere, Tindall, and Cox, 1896. London - Bailliere, Tindall, and Cox, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce late Victorian technical drawing manual for art students, concerning perspective. The seventh edition. Volume I concerns 'Angular and Oblique Perspective', and Volume II 'Shadows and Reflections'. Featuring 70 plates,many fold out. A number of the plates have tabs. With an introduction by John Sparkes, 'Head Master of National Art Training Schools, South Kensington'. H. J. Dennis is described as 'Head Master Lambeth School of Art, Dulwich College, Stockwell College, etc'. Condition: In half cloth bindings. Externally, some shelfwear. Internally, loose (ascommon with a gutta percha binding), with the majority of pages detached. Occasional light foxing prominent to just the first and last few pages, with occasional marginal dusting and handling marks. The plates are generally clean. Occasional ink library stamps, ink shelfmarks to titlepages, lending bookplates to front pastedowns, and worn shelfmark label to spine of Volume II. Overall:GOOD ONLYdue to binding..

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        THE NOVELS, TALES AND SKETCHES OF J.M. BARRIE

      Charles Scribner's Sons, Hodder & Stoughton 1896 - 1st 1896. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. 8 volumes. Green cloth, gilt titles. Gilt decoration to spines. B/w frontis to each volume. Spines browned. Boards slightly marked. Three spines have small patches of ewear. Contents in general very good. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra:

      London: H. Henry and Co. Ltd., 1896. London: H. Henry and Co. Ltd.,, 1896. A Book for All and None. Translated by Alexander Tille. Octavo (230 x 147 mm). Original dark green cloth, art nouveau floral decoration to upper board and spine in blind and titles gilt, black endpapers. Ownership signature to front flyleaf. Spine gently cocked, spine ends slightly bumped, and a few minor scuff marks to boards. Otherwise an excellent, bright copy. First UK edition, first impression of the first English translation. Originally published the same year by the Macmillan Company, New York.

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        The Exploration of the Caucasus

      Edward Arnold, London 1896 - 2 vols. Large 8vo. Pp xxiii, 278; x, 295. Collated - perfect, with all the plates, maps and panoramas called for. Original cloth, gilt. Teg. Beveled edges. Spines darkened. Occasional bump and mark to boards. Crack between half tile and frontis vol 1. Scattered foxing. No inscriptions. A nice copy, very satisfactory. Postage will be at cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES CELLIERS CONSTRUCTION ET MATIRIEL VINICOLE AVEC LA DESCRIPTION DES PRINCIPAUX CELLIERS DU MIDI, DU BORDELAIS, DE LA BOURGOGNE ET DE L'ALGERIE

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Montpellier. 1896. Holandesa. VIII+518Pag+6h. 25X17. Profusamente ilustrado con fotografias y grabados. Magnifico ejemplar, muy apreciado. Ref 4.7 Biblioteca A

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        AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS

      New York: Appleton, 1896. New York: Appleton, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. August 1896" in ink on front endpaper above name in pencil. A Very Good or better copy with minor wear. Conrad's second book, present here in the deluxe printing bound in half red roan leather with matching corners and marbled paper boards.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Calendrier magique

      L’Art Nouveau 1896 - Publié en 1896. Grand in-8 illustré par Manuel Orazi, couverture noire et 14 lithographies en couleurs. "Calendrier Magique" de l'artiste Manuel Orazi, essentiellement connu comme illustrateur de livres et d'affiches. Ce dernier réalisa de superbes illustrations et fut aidé dans la rédaction des textes par le lyonnais Austin de Croze. ================ Colored Lithographs by Manuel Orazi. A rare piece of occultist ephemera, printed in an edition of 777 copies to commemorate magic for the coming year of 1896. Each double page spread mimics the Christian calendar in some respect (name days, iconography). The document is at once a spoof and an attempt to chart the year of magic. Its surviving interest resides in the extravagant and compelling illustrations, especially the full-page right hand plates, by Manuel Orazi. ============================== Editado en 1895 por la galería L'Art Nouveau. Las litografías de color son obra del pintor, e ilustrador italiano, Manuel Orazi (1860-1934, el texto es de Austin de Croze. Se editaron 777 ejemplares. Tamaño 51 x 16 cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Vegetation der Erde. Sammlung pflanzengeographischer Monographien. I. Grundzüge der Pflanzenverbreitung auf der iberischen Halbinsel.

      Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig 1896 - Mit 21 Textfiguren, 2 Heliogravüren und 2 Karten. viii, 395 pp. Text in German. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HERODIADE

      - Paris, 1896. Achevé d'imprimer par J. Royer le 30 avril 1896. Bibliothèque Artistique & Littéraire. Un volume broché au format 329X254mm, couverture à rabats, 30 pages. Tirage annoncé à 70 exemplaires tous numérotés, celui-ci non numéroté. Manque au dos, sinon bon état (voir photos). Probable supercherie. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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        A History of the Sepoy War in India. 1857-1858

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1896. London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1896. [Together with;] History of the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858. Commencing from the Close of the Second Volume of Sir John Kaye's History of the Sepoy War. [&] Analytical Index … 7 volumes octavo bound in 6 (218 × 142 mm) . Later plum half morocco, red linen boards, for Hatchards, title gilt direct to the spine, simple double fillet panels to the compartments, double gilt rules to the spine and corner edges, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Maps and tables as called for. Some minor shelf-wear, light restoration on the joints to a couple of volumes, pale toning, overall a very good set, handsomely presented. Mixed editions as usual, Kaye first published 1864-76, Malleson 1878-80, and Pincott in 1880. The standard "empire" history. " … massive, verbose, all-embracing histories: authoritative and dogmatic: entirely noble in sentiment, entirely British in attitude and viewpoint" (Taylor). Sorsky draws attention to Chauduri's comments on Malleson's scholarship noting that he does, however, "state that his work is the most exciting in Mutiny literature." A really handsome set, with the armorial bookplates of Richard Leslie Agnew to the front pastedowns. Educated Rugby and Sandhurst, Agnew gained the rank of 2nd lieutenant in 1918 in the service of the 15th Hussars; made major in 1940 in 15th/19th Hussars, and lieutenant-colonel in 1941 in the 146th Regiment, (Royal Armoured Corps), Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Saw action in the Arakan Campaign between 1943 and 1945, mentioned in despatches. Pencilled annotation recording the receipt of the set on his twenty-first birthday from Sir George Agnew. An excellent set.

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        Poems Chosen out of the Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

      , 1896. 1896. Coleridge's Poems[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. Poems Chosen out of the Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. [Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896].One of 300 paper copies, out of a total edition of 308 copies. Octavo. ii, 100 pp. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Decorative borders and initials. Edited by F.S. Ellis.Original full limp vellum with blue silk ties. Spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy. Housed in a gray cloth slipcase."As to the Coleridge-Keats question, you don't quite understand the position I think. Keats was a great poet who sometimes nodded: we don't want to make a selection of his works. Coleridge was a muddle-brained metaphysician, who by some strange freak of fortune turned out a few real poems amongst the dreary flood of inanity which was his wont. It is these real poems only that must be selected, or we burden the world with another useless book. Christabel only just comes in because the detail is fine; but nothing a hair's breadth worse must be admitted. There is absolutely no difficulty in choosing, because the difference between his poetry and his drivel is so striking" (William Morris to F.S. Ellis - undated letter).Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, p. 44-45. Peterson A38. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 329, no. 38. Sparling 38. Tomkinson, p. 117, no. 38.

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        Les Plaisirs et les Jours. Illustrations de Madeleine Lemaire. Préface d'Anatole France et quatre pièces pour piano de Reynaldo Hahn.

      Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1896. 30 x 22 cm. Leather-backed marbled boards, original upper and lower wrapper bound in. (4), X, 274 p. With tinted extratext pictures and vignettes by Madeleine Lemaire. First edition. Extremities a little worn. Book block bent, otherwise fine.* Proust's rare debut, complete with the delicate original wrappers.

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        Die Königin Luise. In 50 Bildern für Jung und Alt.

      Berlin, Paul Kittel, (1896).. Titelblatt, 46 auf Karton montierte, farblithographierte Illustrationen (Chromotypien), jeweils mit kurzem Untertext und künstlichem Plattenrand. 32 x 45 cm, illustriertes Original-Leder mit Porträt, Goldschnitt.. Großformatige Luxusausgabe in Ganzleder. - Einband gering bestoßen und etwas fleckig. Die Tafeln unten rechts wasserandig, die Bilder nicht betroffen. Letzte Tafel rückseitig mit zeitgenössischer Widmung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        Eigenhändig geschriebene Postkarte. Mit Unterschrift. 10.7.1896.

      1896.. 9x13,8 cm. (wohl erhalten). Auflage:0. Ludwig Purtscheller (* 6. Oktober 1849 in Innsbruck; + 3. März 1900 in Bern), österreichischer Bergsteiger und Lehrer, einer der berühmtesten Alpinisten, tödlich verunglückt am Montblanc-Massiv.Ludwig Purtscheller, ein Salzburger Turnlehrer, bestiegt über 1700 Hochgipfel in den Alpen und dem Kaukasus; 1889 begleitete er Hans Meyer bei der berühmten Erstbesteigung des Kilimandscharo. Am 3. März 1900 starb er in Bern, nachdem er an der Aiguille du Dru im Montblanc-Massiv abgestürzt war. Verschiedene Gipfel in den Westalpen und das Alpenvereins-Haus auf dem Hohen Göll im Berchtesgadener Land tragen den Namen des großen Bergsteigers. Mit Bleistift geschriebene Postkarte von der Bruggeralpe bei St. Jakob i. D. 10.VII.1896 an seine Frau Hedwig in Salzburg. "Liebste Hedwiga! Ich schrieb Dir gestern von Vilgratten aus, vielleicht ist Dir die Karte zugekommen. Ich bin gesund u. froh u. benutze die gute Witterung bestens. Morgen gehe ich nach St. Jakob hinab ...] Diese Karte nimmt ein zu Thale absteigender Mann mit, hoffentlich geht sie nicht verloren. Recht herzliche liebevolle Grüße Dein Ludwig". Beigelegt ein eigh. Brief von Hedwig Purtscheller (3 S. 8vo. Salzburg 12.VII.1922), mit dem Sie diese Karte an einen Sammler begleitet: "...] Die verzweigte Correspondenz, welche mein sel. Mann mit seinen alpinen Freunden und Genossen führte, verschenkte ich schon lange ...] es war ja eine Unmenge davon da. Ich behielt nur die an mich gerichteten Briefschaften zum ewigen Andenken ...] Seit mein lieber Mann tot ist, hat sich wohl vieles geändert. Ihm ist viel Kummer und Sorge erspart geblieben. Denn dieses entsetzliche Kriegsende hat besonders uns Österreicher in die traurigste Lage gestürzt; die enorme Teuerung schreitet fort und wir wissen nicht, wie es mit uns noch enden wird ...]". -Beiliegend noch ein Zeitungsartikel über das Purtschellerhaus. -

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        LES VIES ENCLOSES. Poème.

      1896 - Paris, Charpentier, 1896. Grand in-12 (130 X 189) maroquin chocolat, dos cinq nerfs, auteur et titre dorés, date en queue, bordure intérieure ornée de filets dorés et d'un décor floral mosaïqué en rouge, vert lierre et vert tendre, tête dorée sur témoins, plats de la couverture et dos conservés (Vermorel); 230 pages, (2) ff. de table et (1) f. blanc. Lettre autographe: deux pages et demie sur un feuillet double (129 X 140). EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 12 EXEMPLAIRES imprimés sur HOLLANDE, seul tirage de tête. Inspiré par l'occultisme et le romantisme allemands, ce recueil de poèmes d'inspiration symboliste, aux accents décadents, annonce la poésie mallarméenne. Exemplaire enrichi d'une BELLE LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE signée par Rodenbach adressée au poète, romancier et journaliste Jules BOIS (1868-1943). Ce dernier vient de publier "La Porte héroïque du ciel" (1894), dont Rodenbach fait l'éloge avec un certain lyrisme: «Maintenant que j'ai pu refaire du silence autour de moi et me reculer hors de la vie, avec quelle émotion d'art j'ai lu votre beau poème nouveau, La Porte héroïque du ciel, d'une conception si noble et si personnelle qui eût été digne de Vigny. [.] Comme votre poète a de hautes paroles devant la tentation, les amants, les courtisanes, l'exaltation solitaire de l'orgueil d'Apollonius de Tyane. On pourrait dire de Corneille qu'il fut l'avocat de l'héroïsme. Votre poète en est le prêtre. Le débat avec Jésus sur le mal est de la plus sévère beauté; et votre conclusion: La Peur c'est l'Enfer, clôt magnifiquement ces crises d'âme et de pensée. Dans l'exécution, que de trouvailles, de vers envolés et tout d'une pièce vibrant dans le blanc de la page, comme certains volatiles qui se mettent à nager en naissant. [Etc.]». Auteur d'ouvrages sur l'ésotérisme, personnalité sulfureuse proche de Joris-Karl Huysmans et ami notoire de l'abbé Boullan qui fut condamné pour escroquerie et satanisme, Jules Bois est aussi l'auteur d'un ouvrage intitulé "Le Satanisme et la magie" (1895), qui contient une étude de Huysmans. BEL EXEMPLAIRE en maroquin janséniste de VERMOREL, orné en bordure intérieure d'un joli décor floral mosaïqué. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rodney Stone

      London: Smith, Elder, 1896 London: Smith, Elder, 1896. First Edition. Bottom of spine chipped, else very good. Inscribed by the author a day before publication, â??With A Conan Doyleâ??s kind regards Nov 12/96/.â?

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        Eastman Johnson : signature, letter closing and date, Dec. 29, 1896

      No Publisher 1896 - Portion of a letter SIGNED and dated by Eastman Johnson, American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Subjects: American art and artists -- Art -- Signatures -- Letters and correspondence. Dimensions: 11 x 6cm. Fine copy. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte von Florenz. Bde. 1-3 in 4 Bänden.

      Berlin, Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, 1896-1912.. Gr.-8°. Mit einem farb. lithogr. gefalt. Stadtplan. XI, 867 (1); XII, 621 (1); VIII, 634; XIII, 954 S., Pgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. roten Deckelbordüren, Deckelvignetten u. Rückentiteln sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt.. Erstausgabe. - Bd. 1 "Aeltere Geschichte"; Bd. 2, Tl. 1 "Guelfen und Ghibellinen. Staufische Kämpfe"; Bd. 2, Tl. 2 "Guelfen und Ghibellinen. Die Guelfenherrschaft und der Sieg des Volkes"; Bd. 3 "Die letzten Kämpfe gegen die Reichsgewalt". - Bis 1925 erschienen noch ein 4. Band sowie mehrere Anhänge. - Einbände gering berieben bzw. fleckig. Vereinzelt etw. stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. mit kl. Einrissen bzw. Knickspuren. -

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        The Writings of Mark Twain

      09 - New York - Harper & Brothers, 1896. 09 - New York - Harper & Brothers, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A selection of volumes from the Author's National Edition of the writings of Mark Twain. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called the Great American Novel. This set is comprised of the following works:The Gilded Age Vol I. (1901)The Gilded Age Vol II. (1901)Joan of Arc Vol I. (1899)Joan of Arc Vol II. (1899)The Prince and the Pauper (1909)The American Claimant and other stories and sketches (1899)The Innocents Abroad Vol I. (1899)A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1899)Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer Detective and other stories (1896)Each volume features three to five monochrome illustrations, including a frontispiece depicting a scene from the novel. With a facsimile of Twain's writing, reading This is the authorized Uniform Edition of all my nooks to the recto of each volumes half title. Nine of a total of 25 volumes only. Condition: Uniformly bound in the publisher's original cloth. Externally, sound with light rubbing and occasional scuffs to boards and gentle wear to extremities. Backstrips somewhat faded. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean throughout with only very occasional marks or spots. Overall: GOOD with VERY GOOD INDEED interiors..

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

      (Hammersmith, 1896). - 6 1/2 x 9. 47 pages, with two half-page woodcut initial words. Contemporary blue morocco gilt by Macdonald, NY. Upper joint lightly rubbed, all else fine. With Harold Hugo's book label and the leather bookplate of Carson Brevoort.* A very handsome printing of this Middle English allegorical poem, written in a woman's voice, which was for many years attributed to Chaucer. One of 300 copies printed on handmade paper, in Troy and Chaucer types in black & red. *James Carson Brevoort, and his father Henry before him, built an important and distinguished library of Americana. Sabin dedicated the first volume of Bibliotheca Americana to him. However, he died before this volume was published; and his bookplate must have been placed in the book by another family member. "JAMES MACDONALD (1850-1920) was born in Scotland and trained as a bookbinder. In 1873 he came to the United States and worked with William Matthews, one of the pre-eminent binders. He left Matthews when he had saved enough money to start his own binding business. The Macdonald bindery, established in 1880, soon became one of the most sought-after binderies in this country."After the Club Bindery closed in 1909 "James Macdonald purchased the largest part of the tools" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum. Three volume set

      London Trustees of the British Museum 1896. G+ : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Minor wear and rubbing to covers. Ex lib - anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh. British Museum Trustee presentation plates to front pastedowns First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). vi, 448pp; xi, 382pp; xiv, 727pp, 19pp. + plates. Numerous b/w plates. Published 1893-1896.

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        An Introductory Treatise on the Lunar Theory.

      - Cambridge Univ Press 1896. Large octavo, very good in publisher's cloth (a touch worn at the tips); xvi,292pp and errata slip. First edition and quite scarce. It's a bit off the point but this extract from a letter on teaching by Professor W. Edwards Deming of New York University caught my attention: 'No luster of personality can atone for teaching error instead of truth. One of the finest teachers that I ever knew could hold 300 students spellbound, teaching what is wrong. The two poorest teachers that I ever had . were Professor Ernest Brown in mathematics at Yale and Sir Ronald Fisher at University College in London. Sir Ernest will be known for centuries for his work in lunar theory . People came from all over the world to listen to their impossible teaching, and to learn from them, and learn they did'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Introductory Treatise On The Lunar Theory

      Cambridge: University Press, 1896. Cambridge: University Press, 1896.

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        The School for Scandal

      London - Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. London - Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The School for Scandal and The Rivals bySheridan,the first editionillustrated by Edmund Sullivan and with an introduction by Augustine Birrell. First edition thus. Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751 - 1816) was an Irish-born playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal and A Trip to Scarborough. Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869 - 1933), usually known as E. J. Sullivan, was a British book illustrator who worked in a style which merged the British tradition of illustration from the 1860s with aspects of Art Nouveau. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, smart but with slight bumping to extremities and the odd very slight marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with slight scattered foxing and a very slight tidemark to text block edge in one place. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A Child’s Garden of Verses. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.

      John Lane The Bodley Head 1896 - FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, lavishly illustrated throughout, occasional light handling marks and one or two faint foxspots, pp. xiv, 140, [1], 16 [ads], crown 8vo, original dark green cloth with Robinson illustration stamped in gilt to both boards, backstrip lettered and decorated in gilt with softening at tips, slight lean to spine, textblock strained in a couple of places, a.e.g., light spotting to endpapers with ownership inscription to flyleaf and Strang’s portrait of Stevenson laid in, very good The ownership inscription is that of Mabel Gore Booth, likely the sister of Constance Gore-Booth (later Markievicz) - Irish republican and first woman elected to parliament - and the suffragist and poet Eva Gore-Booth; Yeats was part of their circle and recalls evenings at their family home, Lissadell House, in his 1927 poem ‘In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Constance Markievicz’ (ODNB). (Prideaux 14)

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        The Queen of Night

      sp;- London - Ward, Lock and Co Limited, 1896. sp;- London - Ward, Lock and Co Limited, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first and only edition of Headon Hill's mystery thriller The Queen of Night. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Dated from COPAC. Not widely held at UK institutions. COPAC has only two holdings, at Cambridge and the British Library. Francis Edward Grainger, 1857-1927, was a British author who used the pseudoym Headon Hill. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is little wear to the extremities. Internally the pages have light browning and the very occasional spot. There is an ink namestamp to the top margin of the title page. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

      D Appleton and Company, New York 1896 - Description: vi+158+[12 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original cloth with black letter to spine, red decorative florets to cover and Maggie in gilt with black back ground, deckled edges . Housed in red slipcase. (BAL 4075) Two states noted, (1) Title page printed in upper and lower case letters and (2) Title page printed in capital letters only. First edition, first printing. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is an 1893 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871¿1900). The story centers on Maggie, a young girl from the Bowery who is driven to unfortunate circumstances by poverty and solitude. The work was considered risqué by publishers because of its literary realism and strong themes. Crane ¿ who was 22 years old at the time ¿ financed the book's publication himself, although the original 1893 edition was printed under the pseudonym Johnston Smith. After the success of 1895's The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie was reissued in 1896 with considerable changes and re-writing. The story is followed by George's Mother. Condition: Publisher's printed cloth binding, heavily soiled else a very good copy in a very good slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Posies Out of Rings

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, London 1896 - Thin 12mo. Atrractive Arts and Crafts binding by Bumpus consisting of swirling banner with floral embellishents, gilt spine, brown crushed morocco, brown silk moire endpapers, AEG. A nice Bodley head printing with superb woodcut title page by Patten Wilson. Slight wear to margins of spine, near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ATLAS DES PLANTES DE JARDINS ET D'APPARTEMENTS

      Paris: Librairie des Sciences Nat., 1896. Paris: Librairie des Sciences Nat., 1896. half morocco. Minor foxing to a very few plates; generally clean and bright. Near Fine. Large octavo (6-1/2" x 9-1/4") bound in half maroon morocco. The second of two plate volumes, this containing 160 of the 320 chromolithograph botanical plates which are colorful and attractive.

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        Symbolic Logic Part I Elementary

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1896 London: Macmillan and Co, 1896. 8vo. Frontispiece diagram & numerous diagrams in text. xxxi, [1], 188 , [1], [3] pp. Brown cloth

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        A Consideration of the Art of Frederick Sandys

      Archibald Constable and Co., London 1896 - Large folio (15 1/4 x 11 1/4"). Original beige cloth with superb bold gilt-blocked designs on front cover. LIMITED EDITION> ONE OF THE SPECIAL FEW BOUND SUCH, NUMBERED: XII. Suberbly illustrated with plates of Sandys' work, including three photogravures. A fine copy of a most scarce volume featuring this acclaimed Pre-Raphaelite artist. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Conseil Général du Département du Lot-et-Garonne. Rapport du Préfet et Procès-Verbaux des Délibérations du Conseil Général [ Lot de 8 Volumes : 1896 - 1898 - 1899 - 1901 - 1902 - 1905 ] 1re Session ordinaire de 1896

      Imprimerie Moderne 1896 - 8 vol. in-8 br., Imprimerie Moderne, Agen, 1896 : 251 pp. ; 1898 : 752-374 pp. ; 1899 : 625-606 pp. ; 1900 : 691-417 pp. ; 1901 : 646-435 pp. ; 1902 : 193-278 pp. ; 1905 : 195-341 ; 1905 : 536-474 pp. Prix du lot pour ce rare ensemble. Le détail des délibérations, souvent savoureux, nous plonge dans la réalité de la vie locale (4 dos fendus, bon état par ailleurs). Prix en l'état. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BRITISH BIRDS WITH THEIR NESTS AND EGGS

      London Brumby & Clarke Ltd. 1896 - 1898, 18961898. London Brumby & Clarke Ltd. 1896 - 1898, 18961898. Six volume set. First editions. 4to. Fine green half morocco binding, with Arts and Craft style decoration to the spine, by the W.H. Smith bindery to a design by Douglas Cockerell, with blind stamped monogram to the rear turn in. A fine, handsome set. Text clean and crisp, some offsetting to early pages opposite the plates of eggs. Illustrated by F.W. Frohawk, with 318 monochrome plates and 24 colour chromolithographs of birds eggs.

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        Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

      New York: D Appleton and Company, 1896. Description:vi+158+[12 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original cloth with black letter to spine, red decorative florets to cover and Maggie in gilt with black back ground, deckled edges . Housed in red slipcase. (BAL 4075) Two states noted, (1) Title page printed in upper and lower case letters and (2) Title page printed in capital letters only. First edition, first printing.Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is an 1893 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871?1900). The story centers on Maggie, a young girl from the Bowery who is driven to unfortunate circumstances by poverty and solitude. The work was considered risqué by publishers because of its literary realism and strong themes. Crane ? who was 22 years old at the time ? financed the book's publication himself, although the original 1893 edition was printed under the pseudonym Johnston Smith. After the success of 1895's The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie was reissued in 1896 with considerable changes and re-writing. The story is followed by George's Mother.Condition: Publisher's printed cloth binding, heavily soiled else a very good copy in a very good slipcase

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        Handbuch des Allerhochsten Hofes und des Hofstaates

      18 - Wien - K. K. Hof und Staatsdruckel, 1896. 18 - Wien - K. K. Hof und Staatsdruckel, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Tworeference works onAustrian royalty and nobility. In German. Printed for 1896 and 1918. Consisting of a yearly almanac, genealogical details, and detailed accounts of the lives and families of state officials. The Austrian nobility was officially abolished in 1919 after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The nobles are still part of Austrian society today,[citation needed] but they no longer retain any specific privileges. Austria's system of nobility was very similar to Germany's system (see German nobility), as both countries were previously part of the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806). Condition: In red cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, smart, with just some slight shelfwear. Front hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamp to title page of 1896 volume. Pages are bright, though with some marginal browning and occasional instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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