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        Antike und Frühmittelalterliche Fussbekleidungen aus Achmim-Panopolis

      Dusseldorf: [1896]. Folio. (14 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches). Contents loose as issued. viii, 48pp. 96 text illustrations. 25 hand-coloured lithographed plates finished with gilt highlights. Publisher's red morocco portfolio, front cover elaborately tooled in gilt and black, expertly rebacked, glazed yellow endpapers and portfolio flaps. The definitive illustrated study of ancient and medieval Egyptian footwear, with beautiful hand coloured plates. This unusual illustrated work on the ancient and medieval footwear from the Egyptian city of Ahkmim (aka Panopolis) was limited to 150 numbered copies, this being copy number 58. The author served as the director of the Industrial and Crafts Museum (Kunstgewerbemuseum) in Dusseldorf. Frauberger's study is based on the museum's collection of footwear discovered in a Coptic necropolis during excavations in Ahkmim in the 1880s. The work is quite rare, with no copies cited in the modern auction records. Colas 1112; Lipperheide 267; Hiler, p. 341.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        ?The Effect of Magnetisation on the Nature of the Light Emitted by a Substance,? in Nature, Vol. 55, 1897

      First edition of the first English translation of one of the most significant and influential discoveries of the late 19th century, the Noble Prize winning discovery and announcement of the Zeeman effect: the splitting of a spectral line into complicated multiple patterns when in the presence of a static magnetic field.  "The Zeemann effect not only opened a new world of facts which interest the physicist, the chemist, and even the astronomer, but the study also contributed - to an extent much greater than the study of the Stark effect - to the conceptual development of quantum theory" (Jammer). ?In 1896, at the request of Lorentz, [Zeeman] began investigating the effect of magnetic fields on a light source and discovered what is now known as the Zeeman effect. This discovery proved Lorentz theory of electromagnetic radiation...  It is by way of the Zeeman Effect that astronomers cam measure the strength of the magnetic field on the surface of the sun, or other stars. Scientists were not able to fully understand the Effect until the development of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. In 1902, Zeeman and Lorentz were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, for their research into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomenon? (Pieter Zeeman Website).  Today, the Zeeman Effect is one of the principles that underlie nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron spin resonance spectroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Mossbauer spectroscopy.  Zeeman?s paper was first presented to the Royal Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam in a paper entitled ?Over den Invloed eener Magnetisatie op den Aard van het door een Stof uitgezonden Licht? in 1896. The 1896 original and this first English translation includes his Zeeman?s understanding of ?small molecular elements charged with electricity,? and a rough calculation of the charge to mass ratio of these ?ions?? (Nature Physics Portal).  In 1902, Zeeman and Lorenz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for ?the extraordinary service they rendered by their researches into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomena? (Nobel Prize Portal). CONDITION & DETAILS: Volume 55 (November 1896-April 1897). Complete. Ex-libris bearing only a small stamp on the half title and no spine markings whatsoever. 4to (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). Beautifully bound in recent dark orange cloth designed to replicate the original Nature bindings. The front board is ruled and lettered in black. The spine is also black ruled and lettered, with the volume number and date in gilt. Tightly and very solidly bound. New endpapers. Light age toning in the upper margin of some pages, as well as to the title. An occasional light age spot here and there. Otherwise bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition. 

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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      Wien: Gerlach & Schenk. 1896-1908. folio, half calf portfolio, with cloth backed boards, gilt stamping and illustration on upper boards with tipped-in illustration. Hundreds of plates.. 12 volumes. First edition. Text in German. This complete multi-volume set contains over 1,400 large plates of drawings (many color) in the Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, and other European collections. Includes titlepage printed in color, foreword and table of contents for each volume. Representing drawings by Old Masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Rubens and others. Volumes 11 and 12 compiled by Jos. Meder. Lacking title page for Volume 5. Minor rubbing to extremities of portfolios. Some cracking and weakening to hinges of some of the portfolios. Paper labels affixed to spines. A commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale is loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte

      New York: The Century Co., 1896., 1896. FIRST EDITION. 4 volumes, 4to. Beautifully bound in recent full burgundy morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt decoration to spines, top edges gilt; marbled end papers. Splendidly illustrated with about 300 fine portraits and plates, many in colour. A fine, clean, bright set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Poems; Poems Second Series; Poems Third Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. First editions. Very Good +. Very Good + condition for all three books. The first book, one of 500 copies, with spine faded and foxing along outer edge of white cloth. Previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down, otherwise clean and unmarked internally. The second book, one of 960 copies, spine toned and slightly cocked and with two previous owner's markings on the front end paper. The third book, with spine mildly toned, some wear at spine ends and minor offsetting on end papers from the silk book marker. In all an excellent set of first printings, with the first book being particularly difficult to find in collectible condition. Most of Dickinson's work (including these volumes) was published posthumously and received mixed critical review. In time, however, her work has become strongly associated with the feminist movement and early, pre-modernist poetry. & & "Dickinson never shied away from the great subjects of human suffering, loss, death, even madness, but her perspective was intensely private; like Rainer Maria Rilke and Gerard Manley Hopkins, she is the great poet of inwardness, of the indefinable region of the soul in which we are, in a sense, all alone." - Joyce Carol Oats (from "Essential Dickinson"). Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Maruja and other Tales (The Writings of Bret harte, Vol. 5)

      Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. B006NTCLKE 1896 Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press. Near Fine. Volume 5 of 21 in the Autograph Edition set, of which 350 copies were published and numbered in a limited edition, this being copy #167. The frontispiece illustrated plate ("Don Jose Sepulvida and Bucking Bob") has been signed by the legendary American artist Frederic Remington. Also includes an additional signed plate by Otto H. Bacher, along with others by B. West Clinedinst, Eric Pape and Guy Rose, none of which are signed but all of which are suitable for framing. Decoratively bound in the publisher's three quarter red morocco and marbled boards with the top edges and title on the spine gilt with raised bands and decoration. The text is unmarked, with deckled edges. In very good condition showing only minimal wear at the corners. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely (this volume will be wrapped & boxed) and with delivery confirmation. . Very Good. 1896.

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        Red Men and White . . . Illustrated by Frederic Remington

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1896. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896.. First edition.. Fine copy.. Wright III, 6038. 8vo, original pictorial red cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis and 16 plates. ¦ Eight stories about soldiers and Indians west of the Missouri, and appropriately inscribed on the front free endpaper to ÒCaptain A. C. Macklen with / the AuthorÕs kind regards. / Nov. 1895.Ó

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        My Lady Nicotine - A Study in Smoke

      Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1896. Early printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Dust jacket. Maurice B. Prendergast, Illustrator. Lovely decorated American trade binding. Later printing of the first U.S. edition. Joseph Knight Company on title page with date of MDCCCXCVI (1896), copyright 1895 by Joseph Knight Company on copyright page. L.C. Page and Company printed in gold at base of spine (L. C. Page bought out the Joseph Knight Company in 1896-97). Clean green cloth boards with elaborate black, green and pink decoration, gold lettering on cover, green and pink decoration and gold lettering on spine. Gilt top page edges. Light surface rubbing to corners, no fraying. Hint of light rubbing to cloth at margin near bottom of front cover. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright; clean endpapers (previous owner inscription in light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard opposite the full color decorated title page. Delightful illustrations and page decorations throughout by Maurice B. Prendergast. 276 pages.

      [Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop]
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        The Cyclists' Touring Club (C.T.C.) Gazette. A collection of 12 yearly Volumes

      London: Cyclists' Touring Club Quarto. An excellent broken run of this famous monthly magazine complete for the years 1896 (Volume XV), 1903, 1926 to 1929, and 1932 to 1937. Many b/w illustrations (by such artists as Frank Patterson), steel engravings and photos. Each of the 12 volumes is about 450 pages and includes an index. Original bind-stamped cloth (variously blue, red and green) with the club's gilt logo on upper boards. Gilt titling on spines and upper boards. The binding of the 1896 volume is worn around the spine and hinges. Overall, the collection is in very good condition. *The C.T.C. Gazette, which contains a wealth of information for the cycling historian and enthusiast, was the premier British cycling magazine of its time. It was originally (in 1878) the Monthly Circular of the Bicycle Touring Club, but changed to the C.T.C. Gazette in 1882. It contained many fascinating accounts of cycling adventures in Britain, Europe and elsewhere and kept C.T.C. members up to date on the latest bicycles, news and suitable routes.. Hard Cover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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        Harper's Bazaar 1896

      New York.: Harper Brothers.. 1896.. Massive volume; three-quarter leather binding 16 x 11 inches; 1100 pp. Fifty-two lavishly illustrated issues including Supplements. Of great interest are the 23 tipped-in folded patterns for clothing (on light-weight paper): these are for women's garments, young girls' garments; etc. Except for two that are loose, these are bound into the volume, and all are in very good condition. Copious illustrations of women's and young girls' costumes are featured in the newspaper; these include bicycling costumes, formal evening wear, sporting costumes, gowns for various occasions including weddings; also shawls, hats, embroidery patterns and more. Emphasis is placed on sport for women: side saddle horseback riding; crewing (rowing); basketball; golf; etc. Greatest emphasis, however, is placed on bicycling, with numerous illustrations depicting a woman and her "wheel"; considerable advertising aimed at this new market, eg. a full page article by Martha McCulloch-Williams endorsing Fibre Chamois with four illustrations of costumes by Redfern; also a multi-page article on "The Making of a Woman's Bicycle," and more. Full-page illustrations of costumes by M. Felix and House of Worth. Several pages in the December 12 issue are duplicated and/or bound out of sequence. There are several short marginal tears (repaired with archival tape). Abrasions to exterior: spine edges and corners of covers; overall very good clean condition. ITEM WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 20 LBS - WE WILL QUOTE EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES. The rear pages of each issue of the newspaper feature captioned cartoon images (6 x 4.5 inches or so) focusing on class-centered faux pas as well as African-American, Irish or Chinese characters whose utterances are rendered in dialect. The newspaper's extensive single and double-page illustrations focus on costumes of the day (many by Felix and Worth) but other features reflect wider-ranging interests: these include profiles of Helen Keller and Harriet Beecher Stowe and fiction by Octave Thanet. Illustrations of theatrical interest include illustrated product endorsements offered by Lillian Russell and Sarah Bernhardt. Loads of full-page illustrations of British royalty and English historical subjects make clear the Anglophile leanings of the publisher and no doubt the bulk of the newspaper's readers. The volume was part of the library of Jacob Kamm of Portland Oregon. Kamm, a prominent businessman in 19th century Portland, founded the Oregon Steam Navigation Company and was heavily involved in real estate in the city. His estate was valued at over four million dollars at the time of his death in 1912. The volume is in very good condition, tight and attractive in its binding. Uncommon in such good condition. .

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        The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1896. Oblong quarto. Original blue cloth spine, pictorial upper board, decorative endpapers. With colour illustrations by Florence K Upton. Ownership signature in pencil to front free endpaper verso. Boards lightly rubbed and marked, upper hinge starting. Otherwise an excellent copy of this fragile book. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        RAPE OF THE LOCK An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Cantos. Embroidered with Nine Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley [with,] A STITCH IN TIME; Or Pride Prevents a Fall

      London: Leonard Smithers [and] Printed for the Nonesuch Press by Richard Clay and Sons., 1896 and 1927. 2 volumes. First edition with Beardsley’s illustrations and Limited edition of 1525 hand numbered copies, this copy being number 14. With the nine full page drawings by Beardsley on varnished plates plus a few smaller drawings throughout and with the “STITCH” printed on antique arches cream laid paper. 4to and small folio, publisher’s turquoise cloth with beveled edges featuring a elaborate full upper-cover decoration in gilt designed by Beardsley and with gilt lettering to the spine, the “STITCH” stitch bound into stiff paper boards wrapped in a hand-marbled paper with a cream paper label on the upper cover printed in black. Both volumes now protected in folding cloth covered chemises and housed in a full maroon morocco solander case, lettered in gilt on the spine panel. 47 pp. and 27, (1) pp. The Beardsley RAPE OF THE LOCK, a very attractive and well preserved copy, internally fine but for the inevitable toning to the paper and tiny bit of very light foxing to the preliminary few leaves, the cloth still very bright and fresh with just a bit of bumping to the extremities and very minor tenderness to the rear hinge. The “STITCH”, an internally fine copy, the paper wrapper with some light wear and toning along the edges and separation at the spine turnover. SCARCE FIRST EDITION and a very nice copy of one of the more infrequently seen handful of books illustrated during Beardsley’s short career. It was commissioned at approximately the same time as his conversion to Catholicism, thus this title is a bit less overtly sexual then several of his other famous works, but it is no less distinctively Beardsley. Beardsley’s career lasted only six years, he died in 1898 at the age of 25 from tuberculosis. Pope’s famous poem satirizes a petty squabble by comparing it to the epic world of the gods. It is based on a true incident recounted by Pope's friend, John Caryll. Arabella Fermor and her suitor, Lord Petre, were both from aristocratic Catholic families in England. Petre, lusting after Arabella, had cut off a lock of her hair without permission, and the consequent argument had created a breach between the two households. Pope wrote the poem at the request of his friend Caryll in the hope it would point out of the inherent humor of the incident and help to diffuse the situation between the two families. The Beardsley illustrated is known as “ of Beardsley’s most complete achievements...” The “STITCH IN TIME” a handsome production from the Nonesuch Press. It is James Laver’s modern Popeian poem which in his own words is “a pastiche of The Rape of the Lock but transposed into modern times.” The Nonesuch Press printed this in a wholly authentic Eighteenth Century style. If one did not know better (and the book wasn’t dated) one might easily assume this to have printed over two hundred years ago, the typeface, the paper, the engraved title, etc., are all extremely convincing. Laver was an author, art historian, and museum curator who acted as Keeper of Prints, Drawings and Paintings for the Victoria and Albert Museum between 1938 and 1959. In John Dreyfus’ THE NONESUCH CENTURY, Dreyfus quotes Laver on how this publication came into being, “For my own amusement and without very much hope of publication I had written a Popeian poem called A Stitch in Time. It was quite frankly a pastiche of The Rape of the Lock but transposed into modern times. I showed it to my Director, Sir Eric Maclagan, who seemed to like it. I then showed it to Herz, who passed it on to Dorothy Moulton Mayer. She happened to be a friend of Stephen Gooden, who was then producing his miraculous line engravings for the publications of the Nonesuch Press, and she invited him to dinner to meet me and hear the poem. He carried it off to show to Francis Meynell and to my astonishment and delight Meynell offered to publish it…The small edition was soon exhausted and it became something of a collector’s piece, so that even The Financial Times was moved to comment upon the bullish qualities of a publication which had risen in price in a couple of weeks, from 3s. 9d. to 35s”

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        Gran Diccionario Tauromaco

      R. Velasco. Hardcover. Madrid, 1896. Folio, 1068 pp, illustrated red cloth. A bright, attractive copy of this scarce bullfighting encyclopedia with some light shelfwear and normal tanning to pages. First one volume edition following the two volume set published in 1879. Small bookplate on front pastedown. A very attractive and sound copy. Muy bueno. . Very Good. 1896. Second Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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      London, Chas. Straker & Sons, Ltd., 1896.. FIRST EDITION, 1896. SIR WILLIAM CHRISTIE'S COPY, ASTRONOMER ROYAL. Tall 8vo, approximately 265 x 155 mm, 10¼ x 6¼ inches, 11 plates and 2 illustrations in the text, diagrams in the text, pages xiv, 329, original publisher's cloth, bevelled boards, black decoration to covers and spine, gilt lettered spine, dark brown endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly worn, spine edges a little rubbed, tiny bump to top corner of upper cover, edges slightly foxed and occasional fox spots just showing in margins, contents very nice. Printer's error slip tipped in at page 256 explaining misnumbering, book is guaranteed complete. A very good copy. Chapters on: Prehistoric Astronomy of the Aryan migrating tribes; Early Hindu Periods; The Hindu Ecliptic; The Hindu Months; Theory regarding the cause of the Planetary Motions; Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry of the Hindus; Hindu Astronomical Instruments; Early Hindu Astronomers; Rise of the Buddhist Heresy, and its Effects on Hindu Astronomy; Astronomical Works of the Hindus; Description of the Surya Siddhanta. This copy was presented to William Christie, Astronomer Royal from 1881 to 1910 from Rajendra Nayayan Rai Bahadur with a presentation slip, dated 1896 tipped in on the title page. (we bought several books from Christies library) Under Christie the Royal Observatory at Greenwich not only continued its work in positional astronomy but also began a programme of stellar photography and one of making daily records of solar activity. The Observatory also took part in a number of international collaborative projects such as the Astrographic Chart and Carte du Ciel project of mapping the entire sky in both catalogue and photographic form. Eighteen Observatories were involved in this project from all over the world. Christie was also responsible for a number of additions to the Observatory which included purchasing the 28" telescope still in working order today. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      1896. 1. COOKING EDUCATION. HAUSTOCHTERCHENS KOCHSCHULE FUR SPIEL UND LEBEN Ein Kochbuch mit Wage und Masgeraten im Puppenmas [DAUGHTER'S HOME COOKING SCHOOL FOR FUN AND LIFE. A COOKBOOK WITH BALANCE] von Anna Jager. Ravensberg, Germany: Otto Maier, 1896. 8vo (5 1/4 x 7"), cloth backed boards, 208p., pictorial paste-on, Fine condition. Fourth edition revised and enlarged. Text contains the basics of cooking, what utensils to use, how to weigh ingredients, recipes and even witty sayings: "Better a mouse in kraut than no meat at all". Illustrated by Jager and Fritz Reiss throughout in black & white and orange & white and including pages for the child to write in their own recipes (this unused). The book is HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL TOY COOKING BOX with the illustration on the cover of the book matching the illustration on the cover of the box. The book contains one photo that displays the contents of the box. The box itself measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 by 4" high, the box and the contents are all in fine condition. Inside, there are multiple compartments which hold cooking and serving wares including: knife, fork, spoon, 2 serving forks, gravy ladle, meat fork, tongs, a hanging scale with hanger, 2 measuring spoons, 3 measuring cups, wire whisk, 2 spatulas, a colander spoon, rolling pin, 2 wooden spoons, potato masher, brush and pan, cutting board, cheese grater, roasting pan, mixing bowl, china soup tureen and a china tea set with 2 cups, creamer and lidded sugar bowl. Simply an incredible children's educational toy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Jungle Book. + The Second Jungle Book.

      Reprint. London: Macmillan and Co. 1896-95. With illustr. by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. 212 + 240 pp. Well preserved copy bound in nice full green leather with coloured labels and gold illustrations on spines together with golddecoration on frontboards, goldline on boards and large inner ornamental gold border, all edges gilt

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The Leaping Ouananiche. What It Is, Where, When and How to Catch It

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        (Thirty-three Items of Ephemera)

      London: Vale Press, (1890s). Group of ephemera printed at the Vale Press between 1896 and 1903 containing twenty-two order forms, seven book lists, and four notices, two of which are duplicates. Three of the order forms are printed in red and black, and many of the pieces contain decorative woodcut elements. Light foxing and toning to some items, else a fine set of Art Nouveau-style press ephemera.

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        A Book of the Parish of Deir

      Aberdeen, Scotland: Printed at the Free Press Office, 1896. In GOOD ++ CONDITION. 104pp, bound in original brown cloth with decorative red scroll around title and Parish Seal. Photographic frontis has tissue guard intact, with photographs throughout, along with a ground plan of the Abbey Church of Deir and Precincts, 1789. Contents include The Stone Circles of Deir, Patron Saint of Deir - Saint Drostan, The Book of Deir, The Parish and Ministers of Deir, Eminent Men and Women, the Ballad of Sir James the Rose and much more. Covers show corner wear, age darkening, small ink stain to front cover, front hinge starting, occasional foxing (mostly on prelims). BINDING TIGHT. From the personal collection of Francis M. O'Brien, author and legendary Maine Bookseller (no identification markings, but he noted in pencil, on the ffp "stone circle").. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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      Publisher: D. Appleton, New York, 1896. Maggie by Stephen Crane. First edition, first issue of first edition listing Stephen Crane as the author. Preceded only by the exceedingly scarce 1893 privately printed edition. Publisher: D. Appleton, New York, 1896 First issue with the title page printed in upper and lower case type. Also the w in line 17 page 123 is perfect. Binding is in very good plus condition. Slight soiling to the spine. Contents clean. Book plate on the front pastedown. Owner’s name and date in ink on the second blank free endpaper. 158 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-008.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        The Alhambra

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Collected Writings Of Thomas De Quincey

      A & C Black, 1896. Very good, generally, front hinge cracked and binding slightly shaken in volume II, moderate wear to spine ends, corners bumped, a few small discoloured patches on rear cover of volume III. Hardback, 12mo, complete 14 volume set, approximately 450 pp per volume, blue cloth, gilt spines volumes I, II, VI, VII, IX, XXIII and XIV top edges gilt, first two volumes published in 1896, rest in 1897.

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      1896. 3. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. ZANKIWANK AND THE BLETHERWITCH: an original fantastic fairy extravaganza by S.J. Adair Fitzgerald. NY: Frederick Stokes [1896]. 8vo (6 x 7 7/8"), green gilt pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, 188p., some foxing and some pages opened roughly else VG+. 1st American edition of Rackham's first real fantasy. This is illustrated by him with 41 black and white illustrations (17 full page) that are full of fancy and imagination. Gibbings (p.100) says that it is with these illustrations that "the true Rackham begins to emerge consistently and this might well be called the first good Rackham." See Also Wick / Harvard Turn of the Century #37. This is a nice copy of a scarce Rackham book.

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      Published by J.M. Dent & Co., 1896. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. An Original Fantastic Fairy Extravaganza. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignettes to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. 188 pages. 8 x 6 inches. 17 full-page b/w drawings and 24 text illustrations including the title page. One of Rackham's earliest works. Pictorial bookplate of Peter Kerr of Portland, Oregon to front pastedown, depicting a sailing ship with the caption 'Laden With Golden Grain'. Peter Kerr was a prominent businessman in the early twentieth century, and was known as the “Patriarch of the Pacific Northwest wheat trade” for his role connecting farmers in eastern Oregon and Washington with global markets (The Oregon Encylopedia). Tiny ink inscription to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. Spine and corners slightly bumped. A few tiny foxspots to contents else covers and contents clean and bright. A very nice copy of this scarce Rackham item. [S]

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      1896. London: Macmillan and Co., 1896. 2 pp preliminary ads (paginated 3-4) plus 2 pp terminal ads (paginated [5]-6), with inside front and rear cover ads paginated [2] & 7, the last being dated "20.3.96". Original tan wrappers printed in brown. First Colonial Edition, issued as No. 294 in "Macmillan's Colonial Library," "intended for circulation only in India and the British Colonies." The text is from the same plates as the domestic issue published by Osgood McIlvaine, but on thinner paper; the colonial issue does not include the Hatherell frontispiece that appears in the domestic one.~This colonial edition was bound either in flexible dark blue-green cloth, or (as here) in tan wrappers. The cloth-bound version has an eight-page ad catalogue dated "20.3.96" at the end; this wrappered version has those eight pages divided between front and rear, forming the endpapers (pages 1 and 8 invisible, as they are pasted down onto the inside covers).~This is a very good-plus copy (spine a bit darkened, but otherwise remarkably free of soil or wear); unlike the domestic edition published by Osgood McIlvaine & Co., this colonial one by Macmillan is not at all common. Not mentioned in Purdy but see pp 86-91.

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        The Little Regiment

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1896. First Edition, First Issue. Beige linen cloth with red florets on cover and spine, gilt designed capital "T" and lettering in black and red. First issue with ads in back starting with "Gilbert Parker's Best Books," and four blank pages at end. A fine, unused copy.

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        Daily Resolves

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. 24mo, 4 x 5.5, 15 unnumbered pages with 7 chromolithographs. Half white pebbled cloth stamped in gilt with chromolithograp of maple leaf and hour glass on the other half . Washington's very rare and fragile first book, a compilation of life affirming aphorisms on which BTW may be said to have modeled his life -- "To realize that the surest way to lift up ourselves is to lift up someone else." First edition, also published in London by Ernest Nister. Gem Series. Printed in Bavaria. & & & The cover, though moderately soiled, is in very good condition. Gift inscription on FFEP. One loose leaf facing title page.

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        Poems Third Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. One quarter green cloth over white cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Gilt edges in binding A which is preferable and more attractive. Housed in a felt lined clamshell box in one quarter green gilt decorated leather over floral embossed grey cloth. This copy inscribed by the editor Mabel Loomis Todd " With affectionate wishes Mabel Loomis Todd, Amherst 23rd April 1898" Supposedly a wedding present from her to a friend. A virtually fine copy with very minor soiling. The gilt being quite sharp. This is the third book of Dickinson's poems to be published (all posthumously) and includes 160 poems published here for the first time. A very nice copy in an attractive box of a significant book of American poems.. Inscribed By the Editor. 1st Ed. Cloth. About Fine.. 12 Mo..

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        Poems Third Series (First Edition)

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. First Edition. First Edition. Publisher's quarter-bound green cloth, gray boards, gilt titles and design, silk ribbon marker. First issue binding, with "Roberts Bros." on the spine. Easily Near Fine, with no significant wear to note. Contemporary owner name on the front endpaper, with a Dickinson poem in the same neat hand on the second blank. Owner made a discreet parenthetical notation (an open and closed parenthesis at the beginning and end) on each favorite poem, affecting 21 of the 150 poems present. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. A lovely copy, uncommon thus. BAL 4661.

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        Farbige Decorationen vom XV-XIX Jarhhundert.

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1896. - Zweiter Band. 80 chromolithograph plates. Loose as issued in portfolio.

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      Nuremberg: Ernest Nister, ca. 1896. 6 volumes. Each volume complete with black and white sketches and full page colour chromo-lithographic illustrations. 12mo, in the original bindings of charming full-colur illustrated boards housed in the original illustrated fold-over chemise. RARE IN THIS COMPLETE STATE. A very well preserved and pleasing set, with only minor evidence of wear or use, and far less than might be expected. DELIGHTFUL CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED MINIATURES. Titles include: The Little Pickle, Miss Busy Bee, Cat’s Cradle, Like Grandma, Three Friends, and the Snowfight.

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      1896. Paperback. 1. CRANE,WALTER. OF THE DECORATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS OF BOOKS OLD AND NEW. London: George Bell 1896. 4to (6 1/4 x 9 1/4"), 335p., printed wraps, uncut and unopened, slight cover soil else Fine. FIRST EDITION. LIMITED TO ONLY 130 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON TALL JAPANESE VELLUM. 1st ed. Beginning with the German, Flemish, French and Italian Schools of the XVth Century and ending with the "Modern" illustrators, five centuries of book design are analyzed by Crane. It is profusely illustrated with 100's of in-text and full page reproductions of works by leading illustrators including Howard Pyle, William Morris, Charles Robinson, Will Bradley, Anning Bell, Batten, Beardsley and more. The high quality of the paper enhances the beauty of the illustrations. See Ray: Illus. and Book in England #249 who calls this "the most interesting of Crane's writings on decorative art." This limited edition is rare.

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        Hotel Register for The Uplands

      Bethlehem, NH, 1896. Nice turn-of-the-century guest register for one of the Grand Hotels of the White Mountains. The Uplands was built by the hotel magnate, Frank H. Abbott, in 1880. Entries are from June, 1896 to October, 1897. I haven't checked signatures but there could well be some important politicians, business tycoons, actors, inventors, sports figures, or other celebrities as many summered in the mountains to beat city heat, polution, and allergens. The register ("Manufactured by The Maynard-Gouge Co., . . . Worcester, Mass.') alternates advertising pages with pre-printed registration forms. A 24-page "American Hotel Guide" published for the Hotel Register Publishers Association by the James T. Hair Company of Chicago preceeds the registration pages. Sound binding. Clean pages. Some of the advertising pages have inkspots (they served as blotters for the registration pages) and edge wear. The cover shows some wear, heaviest at the spine ends. The gilt lettering and ruling is in nice shape.. Half Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Marie Corelli : works [18-volume set]

      London : Methuen, 1896-1908, 1896. Various editions. Description: 18v. ; 19cm. Summary: Set of 17 volumes of Marie Corelli's novels and 1 volume of short stories. Contents: [1] Cameo : short stories (1st collected ed., 1896) --[2] The soul of Lilith (1897, 9th ed.) --[3] Ziska (1897, 1st ed.) --[4] The murder of Delicia (1899, new and cheaper ed.) --[5] A Romance of Two Worlds (1899, 19th ed.) --[6] The Sorrows of Satan (1899, 40th ed.) --[7] Wormwood: A Drama of Paris (1900, 10th ed.) --[8] Thelma (1900, 23rd edition) --[9] Vendetta (1900, 16th ed.) --[10] Barabbas (1900, 35th ed.) --[11] The Master-Christian (1900, 1st ed.) --[12] The mighty atom (95th thousand) --[13] Ardath (1900, 12th ed.) --[14] Temporal power (1902, 1st ed.) --[15] The tresure of heaven (1907, 4th impression) --[16] Boy: a sketch (1907, 10th ed.) --[17] Holy orders (1908, 1st ed.) --[18] God's good man (1908, 13th ed.). Subjects: Marie Corelli -- Collected works -- English novels -- English literature -- English fiction. Description: 18v. ; 19cm. Summary: Set of 17 volumes of Marie Corelli's novels and 1 volume of short stories. Contents: [1] Cameo : short stories (1st collected ed., 1896) --[2] The soul of Lilith (1897, 9th ed.) --[3] Ziska (1897, 1st ed.) --[4] The murder of Delicia (1899, new and cheaper ed.) --[5] A Romance of Two Worlds (1899, 19th ed.) --[6] The Sorrows of Satan (1899, 40th ed.) --[7] Wormwood: A Drama of Paris (1900, 10th ed.) --[8] Thelma (1900, 23rd edition) --[9] Vendetta (1900, 16th ed.) --[10] Barabbas (1900, 35th ed.) --[11] The Master-Christian (1900, 1st ed.) --[12] The mighty atom (95th thousand) --[13] Ardath (1900, 12th ed.) --[14] Temporal power (1902, 1st ed.) --[15] The tresure of heaven (1907, 4th impression) --[16] Boy: a sketch (1907, 10th ed.) --[17] Holy orders (1908, 1st ed.) --[18] God's good man (1908, 13th ed.). Subjects: Marie Corelli -- Collected works -- English novels -- English literature -- English fiction.

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

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        The Hermit of Siskiyou, Or Twice-Old Man: A Story of the 'Lost Cabin' Found, the Fountain of Perpetual Youth Revived, Etc

      Crescent City, CA: Office of the Crescent City News, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. 81 pages. Small volume, about five inches tall. Hardcover bound in gray cloth (also seen in dark blue and turquoise), with gilt title. This scarce 19th-century Del Norte County imprint is a long doggerel poem, but it has one very interesting feature: the first mention in a book of the legend of Big Foot on the North Coast of California: 'You may have heard the story, too, / Of how, upon Mount Siskiyou, / Was seen an ape, or spook, or tramp, / In region near to Happy Camp...' (page 37). Even better, the appendix (page 79) reprints an account of a Big Foot sighting which appeared in the January 2, 1886, Del Norte Record. As best we have been able to determine, no copy of this issue is known to survive. The account reads, in part, 'The thing was of gigantic size—about seven feet high—with a bull-dog head, short ears, and long hair; it was also furnished with a beard, and was free from hair on such parts of its body as is common among men. Its voice was shrill, or soprano, and very human, like that of a woman in great fear.' The 'lost cabin' of the title refers to a story that circulated in the 1850s of a miner working in the redwoods who amassed and hid a vast quantity of gold. He lost his mind after an attack by Indians and the treasure was never found. The Overland Monthly (no. 171, p. 340) didn't think much of the book, 'It is hard to tell whether the author...meant his mixture of bad grammar, bad rhyme, and bad meter to be heroic or simply amusing--and it is not worth while to solve the problem.' According to the census, Musick (1844-1919) was a miner. Interestingly, his daughter Irene is listed as a printer. Some wear to covers, with denting to rear board. Rear endpaper missing; front free endpaper clipped at bottom corner. Faint evidence of a bookplate removed from front pastedown. Better than it sounds.

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      Chicago: George F. Cram, Publisher, 1896 The extended title reads, "Showing the True Location of All Railroads, Towns, Villages and Post Offices That Have a Name or Contain a Store; Giving Their Population, Number of Banks, Designating All Telegraph, Post and Money Order Offices and Locals, The Railroads on Which the Different Stations are Located, and the Express Companies Doing Business Over Each Raod. Maps of the United States are the Largest Scale and Clearest Print of Any Atlas Maps Published, and Show all Railway Systems in Separate Colors. Foreign Maps are Compiled Largely from Charts of the Royal Geographical Society, and are Geographically Correct." Folio in size with pages measuring 17.5 x 12 inches. Most of the state and country maps are two pages. Includes many maps of major U.S. cities showing streets and railways. 521 pages followed by a "Special List of Attorneys in Every Banking Town in the United States," plus a directory list of Investors, Brokers and Real Estate Dealers, a Bank Directory of Principle Banks and Bankers, and a list of Manufacturers. All maps are present. Professionally rebound in black buckram with the printed title cloth from the original cover pressed on. Leading edges of the first two pages professionally strengthened. A very good plus copy. A handsome copy seldom found complete.. Hardcover.

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        WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. From the Ellesmere manuscript of The Canterbury Tales and Professor W. Walter Skeat's editions of the other works [edited by F.S. Ellis, printed on the colophon leaf]

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. One of 425 copies of a total edition of 438. Printed on Perch handmade paper. This the Jean Hersholt copy with his signed bookplate laid in along with the original linen from the spine with paper labels and a note, likely from the binder to a later owner, that they belong with the Chaucer. With 87 wood-engravings designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, cut by W.H. Hooper after drawings by Robert Catterson-Smith, superb wood-engraved title page, fourteen very fine large borders, eighteen different woodcut frames around the illustrations, twenty-six nineteen line woodcut initial letters, and numerous initials, decorative woodcut printer’s device all designed by William Morris and cut by C.E. Keates, Hooper and W. Spelmeyer, with shoulder and side titles. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type, double column, headings to the longer poems in Troy type. Folio (424 x 289 mm), bound in full rich pumpkin morocco in a style fitting the Arts and Crafts movement, with raised beveled panels to front and rear boards, blind-stamped in a diamond pattern, with borders and geometric dentelles also stamped in blind. Front board with large diamond leather inlay in a deep orange, with "Chaucer's Works" stamped in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, deep orange morocco title label stamped in gilt, and compartments containing vertical lines stamped in blind. Marbled endpapers. Leaves untrimmed. Laid in is original linen spine, with remnants of original paper label 554 pp. A handsome copy, the text is fresh and bright and fine and virtually free of the spotting with which the Kelmscott Chaucer is sometimes afflicted. FIRST EDITION AND HANDSOME COPY OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRINTED BOOK IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The Kelmscott Chaucer is "the most famous book of the modern private press movement, and the culmination of William Morris's endeavor" (The Artist and the Book). "[F]rom first appearance, the Chaucer gained a name as the finest book since Gutenberg. It has held its place near the head of the polls ever since... The terms which critics used in the eighteen-nineties to welcome it simply show us what an impression Morris's printing made upon late Victorian bookmen" (Colin Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 43). Evidence of the esteem in which the book has been held lies in the fact that after the Second World War, during the rebuilding of Japan and its libraries, a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer was the first book presented to the Japanese people by the British Government on behalf of the English nation. The Kelmscott Press produced forty-eight books in its brief life. Morris had toyed with the idea of a Shakespeare in three folio volumes; a suggestion for a King James version of the Bible was in his pending file; and preliminary work had begun on editions of Froissart and Malory, both of which would have formed a triumvirate with the Chaucer. But on October 3, 1896, Morris died, and for all intents and purposes the Kelmscott Press died with him, the Froissart and Malory unfinished. The Chaucer, regretfully, remained the only "titan" among Kelmscott books. Morris dedicated his life to poetry and the decorative arts, but he did not exhibit an active interest in the design and production of books until he was fifty-five years old. He died eight years later, but in that brief fragment of time he established a standard and prestige that still make him one of the most powerful and pervasive influences in book design in the English-speaking, English-reading world. This is the Jean Hersholt copy, with his signed bookplate laid in. Jean Hersholt (1886-1956), the Danish-born actor who had a lengthy and successful Hollywood career which spanned the years 1913 to 1955, is, perhaps, best known for his performance as Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. He helped form the Motion Picture Relief Fund which assisted in-need members of the film community, and he served as president of the American Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for four years. A popular figure in Hollywood, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is presented to an "individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry," was created in his honor. He is also known for his important work in translating the stories of Hans Christian Andersen from the original Danish into English, and his translations are now generally considered the standard by which all others are measured. Hersholt was an avid book collector, and many fine books were in his personal collection, including this tremendous volume, one of the most beautifully printed books ever made. It was sold by his order at the Parke-Bernet Sale, March 23-24, 1954.

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        Works, The

      1896-1911. The Standard Edition"Numbered and Initialed by George Meredith.GEORGE, Meredith. The Works... Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1896-1911. [The Memorial edition], limited to 1025 copies, this being copy no. 527, numbered and initialed (GMM) by Meredith. Thirty-six octavo volumes (8 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches; 216 x 142 mm.). Frontispiece to first volume. Armorial bookplate of Louise G. Emmet on front pastedowns.Contemporary three-quarter crimson morocco over red cloth boards ruled in gilt by Birdsall of Northampton (stamp-signed). Spines decoratively gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Original cloth covers preserved at end. The mildest of wear. Occasional mild, scattered foxing. A handsome set."Ah, Meredith! Who can define him? His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning" (Oscar Wilde). His signature is extremely rare; lightning strikes this initialed set."The Memorial Edition of the Works of George Meredith... is the standard edition" (Encyclopedia Britannica).Victorian novelist George Meredith's (1828-1909) writing was characterized by a fascination with imagery and indirect references. He had a keen understanding of comedy and his Essay on Comedy (1877) is still quoted in most discussions of the history of comic theory. In The Egoist, published in 1879, he applies some of his theories of comedy in one of his most enduring novels. Some of his writings, including The Egoist, also highlight the subjection of women during the Victorian period. During most of his career, he had difficulty achieving popular success. His first truly successful novel was Diana of the Crossways published in 1885. His first big novel, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, was judged so shocking that Mudie's circulating library canceled an order of 300 copies. Meredith was richly honored: he succeeded Lord Tennyson as president of the Society of Authors, and in 1905 he was appointed to the Order of Merit by King Edward VII.

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        Patience and Comfort

      Marshall Brothers, Paternoster Row London 1896 - HB 1st Ed. Green cloth boards. Gilt titles front in impressed border. Gilt titles spine. 18.5 x 8.9cm. 96 pages. Contents: Faith & Its Object. The Oak of Ophrah. Dothan. I Have Made & I Will Bear. Even Now. Rev. Handley Carr Gynn 1841-1920. Bishop of Durham 1901-1920. Also at some point Principal of Ridley Hall Cambridge. Condition: Cloth discolouring with age + handling marks. Wear on cover top/bottom spine, bottom edge + corners. o/p tanned with imprint of something previously placed in seam. Seam beginning to crack slightly at top and bottom - minor. P48/9, seam cracked slight webbing showing. End paper slight tanning on left side. Page outer edges collectively discoloured with age. Otherwise clean, v little wear, VG colour, binding good. VGC for age - rare copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        On Going to Church

      East Aurora, NY: The Roycroft Printing Shop,, 1896. Original cloth-backed boards. Housed in a blue half morocco slipcase and chemise. A fine copy. First edition, pirated by Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft movement. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "I repudiate all responsibility for this bowdlerised piracy. Elbert Hubbard, who perpetrated it, is dead. Why not bury it with him? G. Bernard Shaw. 27/5/22." Additionally inscribed by Hubbard on the front free endpaper, "To Leonard D. Abbott with all good wishes from his friend Elbert Hubbard.

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        The Song of Songs which is Solomons

      East Aurora, NY: Roycroft Printing, 1896. First edition. Very Good. This is a rare find. This book is a reprint and a study by Elbert Hubbard dated 1896. First edition. There were 600 hardcover copies printed on a hand press, with each copy being numbered (this is number 527) and signed by the author Elbert Hubbard. Gilt title on cover, four band raised spine, gold/yellow ribbon page marker. Last page reads "And here, then, is finished this noble book, being a study by Elbert Hubbard and reprint of the Song of Songs: Which is Solomon's, taken from the Holy Bible. Printed after the manner of the Venetian with no power save that of human muscle by Harry P. Taber, at the Roycroft Printing shop, that is in East Aurora, New York. Begun on September the third day, MDCCCXCV, and finished ---Thank God! --- on January the Twentieth day, MDCCCXCVI." Believed to be the first Roycroft book, some handwritting in pencil first pages of the book. Very Good condition with very slight soiling to light colored spine area and very slight wear to corners.

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        Persia Revisited (1895): With Remarks on H.I.M. Mozuffer-ed-din Shah and the Present situation in Persia (1896) INSCRIBED & SIGNED

      Edward Arnold london 1896. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First ed., pub. 1896, b & w frontis. and nine plates, half-title with authorÕs inscription to his wife ÒTo Charlotte Gordon, with the authorÕs love and acknowledgement of valuable assistance given in the preparation of this book..., Tom Gordon, 10th June, 1896Ó, & Publishers catalogue at rear, Original blue cloth gilt, spine repaired at head (1 cm), boards slightly damp mottled, text block very clean and bright. & Very Good and certainly unique copy.&

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        Scholar Gipsies (Scholar Gypsies)

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head. Fine. 1896. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. A Fine condition First Edition copy of John Buchan's Scholar Gipsies published by John Lane in London 1896. Seven etchings by D. Y. Cameron. Housed in a beautiful padded custom slipcase by Starr Bookworks. Prospective customers can always request images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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