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      Merced, Ca. March 3, 1896.. Broadside, 11 3/4 x 8 inches, printed in three columns. Reinforced on the verso at the top and bottom of the sheet. Three horizontal folds. Tiny closed splits at edges of two folds. Very good. A rare wanted sheet and reward poster issued by the Sheriff of Merced County, California, in the state's Central Valley. From the focus of the text, the major crime of the past year was the heist of the watch repair business of J.F. Muth in Los Banos. More than two dozen watches were stolen, and detailed descriptions are given for twenty- two of them, with a reward of $25 offered for the arrest of the perpetrator. Ten-dollar rewards are also offered for the arrests of Francisco Larasso, an Italian immigrant who escaped from the chain gang, and for Irish laborer Phillip McDeavitt, who also escaped from custody. Ramon Adams, in his SIX-GUNS AND SADDLE LEATHER, lists similar wanted lists issued in Texas during this period, but no examples from California. No copies of this Merced County Sheriff's notice (or any others for that matter) are listed on OCLC. Rare and interesting.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Studio portrait photograph of Clara Langdon Clemens

      Melbourne and Sydney: Falk Studios. Good with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Photograph. Clara Langdon Clemens was Samuel Clemens' second daughter, and the only daughter to accompany him on his world tour 1895-96. When he fell ill in New Zealand, Dr De Lisle of Napier took him to his own home where he was nursed back to health. Clara had this photograph taken in Australia and sent it back to Mrs De Lisle in New Zealand. Her inscription on the verso reads: "To Mrs De Lisle, Sincerely yours Clara Langdon Clemens June 1896". Dr De Lisle later became the District Health Officer for the Hawkes Bay district of New Zealand. Clara Langdon Clemens was the only one of Samuel Clemens' daughters to outlive him. Dimensions of photograph: 5 1/4" x 3 3/4". Dimensions of card mount: 7 1/4" x 5 1/4". Moderate spots of foxing. Some staining to borders of the mount on reverse side. Pencil notes on the reverse side of the mount inaccurately refer to Clara as the sister or niece rather than daughter of Mark Twain ; Photograph .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        The Writings of Bret Harte: Autograph Edition

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1896-1914. Octavo, 21 volumes. One of 350 numbered sets signed and dated by the author; this being number 296; publisher's three quarter red morocco and marbled boards; top edges gilt; raised bands; gilt titles to the spine with decoration. In excellent near fine condition showing only light wear. The American author and poet best remembered for his work on pioneering life in California.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Atlas of the city of Worcester, Massachusetts (Elephant folio)

      L.J. Richards 1896 - 58 cm. Atlas folio. Cloth portfolio. 30 (of 33) double page color maps. Hand colored maps. Marginal stain at bottom edge. Scale 100' to an inch or last few 400-600? to an inch. Collated. Missing plates 5, 21, 28. Lists buildings, their materials (brick, wood, etc) and family names on residences. Includes index map of Worcester, Mass. Plate 1, Wards 3, 5, 6; plate 2, ward 4, 5, 6; part 3, ward 6, 7; plate 4, ward 7, 9; plate 6 wards 1, 2, 3; plate 7, ward 1, 8; plate 8 ward 1, 2; plate 9, ward 1, 8; plate 9 ward 1, 8; plate 10, ward 1â?? plate 11 ward 8; plate 12 ward 7; plate 13, ward 6, 7; plate 14, ward 5, 6; plate 15, ward 6; plate 16 ward 4, 5, 6; plate 17, part 3, 4 (slight tear); plate 18, ward 3; plate 19, ward 2, 3 (slight tear), plate 20, ward 3, 4; plate 22, ward 4, 5; plate 23, ward 4, 5; plate 24, ward 5, 6; plate 25, ward 6, 7 (tear down middle); plate 26, ward 6, 7, 8; plate 27, ward 7, 8; plate 29, Fairmount, Rural Cemetary, Harlow, Lincoln sts, Mr. Vernon Terrace, Webb Granite (tear down middle); plate 30, ward 1, 2 (tear down middle); plate 31, ward 2, Plan B, Plan A, sub plan C, sub plan D; plate 32, ward 1, 2; plate 33, Lake Quinsigamond. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Gold. A Dutch-Indian Story for English People.

      - London, John Lane 1896. Octavo publisher's decorated cloth blocked in blind; 285pp and 1896 publisher's list. A little browning; a rather good bright copy. First edition of this rare Indonesian lost race fantasy; there was also a New York edition which looks no easier to find. I'm not sure exactly where the dread lost land of Moa and its mountain of gold is but our explorers sail through the Moluccas on their way from Java; once we leave the Banda Islands the geography turns imaginary. Ms Linden starts slow but ends pretty ruthless; most of her worthy characters die miserably while our hero is pretty much a faithless greedy madman well before book's end. There is enough, more than enough, local colour to convince me that first hand experience is at work here. I found mention of a couple of short stories - one about untameable half-caste women (who populate these pages too) - by Linden and one other novel, in English: a domestic drama dismissed as "Dutch fiction" in the one notice I saw; nothing else in English or Dutch.

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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      Bln., Fischer 1896.. 2 Bll., 138 S. Ln. Gebrauchsspuren. Fingerfleckig. Tit. u. Inhaltsbl.randverstärkt. 1 Durchriß geklebt. 1 Bl. verbunden. Vgl. Mendelssohn 84, u. 201 ff.; Allen C4; Jacoby 82a (Hofmannsthal) - Titelauflage der ersten Ausgabe des Erstlingswerkes v. Schnitzler. Mit einem Prolog in Versen von Loris (d. i. Hugo v. Hofmannsthal). "Anatol" wurde zuvor beim Berliner Bibliographischen Bureau auf Kosten des Autors nach einer Empfehlung v. H. Bahr 1892 herausgebracht. Nach dem Konkurs des Bibliogr. Bureaus erwarb S. Fischer 1895 die restlichen Exemplare aus der Konkursmasse u. brachte sie mit erneuertem Titelblatt u. Inhaltsverzeichnis im darauffolgenden Jahr heraus.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Jolly Companions - Pop-up

      London - Paris - New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. Contains two fabulous double page. three level. chromolithograph pop-ups. One pop-up is the scene 'Pleasures of Summer' which illustrates a country haymaking scene with lots of children in Victorian country dress. The other scene, 'Pleasures of Winter' has children skating and sledding and making a snowman. 16 pp [unpaginated]. 24.5x19 cm. Text and line illustrations in sepia. Blue / white floral endpapers. Corners rubbed. Front hinge cracked, rear starting but this only affects look of endpaper - everything holding strong. Crease to top of snowman and one dog lead replaced on winter scene. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        My Campaign in Ireland

      Aberdeen: printed for private circulation only by A. King & Co.,, 1896. Part I. [all published.] Catholic University Reports and other papers. Octavo. Original purple sand-grain cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, black endpapers. With initial advert leaf printed on both sides. Ex-library St Francis's Capuchin College, Rochestown, Co. Cork, with blindstamp to front free endpaper and inkstamps to initial advert leaf, at foot of p. 225, and at end; Catholic bookseller's ticket and catalogue description neatly tipped-in on front pastedown. Spine sunned (as often with purple cloth), a hint of foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. First edition. Posthumously published six years after Cardinal Newman's death in 1890, the book was edited by Newman's secretary, friend, and literary executor, Father William Paine Neville (1824–1905), perhaps in part to defend Newman's reputation, then coming under some attack. The book collects in print form the key papers produced by Newman and colleagues in the 1850s in their efforts to establish the first Catholic university in Ireland, what would later become University College Dublin. Newman had become involved in the campaign for a university in 1851 as the Catholic Church sought to provide an alternative to the new non-denominational Queen's Colleges in Ireland established by the British government. Over the next few years he made several trips to Ireland, overcoming resistance to the project among some Irish bishops and nationalists. The university was eventually founded in 1854 with Newman its first rector. He eventually resigned the post in 1858, finding that his other role of provost of the Birmingham Oratory took up all his available energies. The book has a separately-paginated additional appendix, "Note on Cardinal Newman's preaching and influence at Oxford". The book is rare in commerce, with only the Ramsgate Abbey copy sold in 2011 appearing at auction in the past forty years.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Deutsche Litteraturzeitung (Deutsche Literaturzeitung für Kritik der internationalen Wissenschaft)(KONVOLUT aus 26 KOMPLETT gebundenen Jahrgängen: 17 (1896) - 42 (1921); jeder Jahrgang 52 Hefte!!!,

      Walther Verlag 1896 - 1921. - je Jahrgang ca. 1500 Seiten; Die Deutsche Literaturzeitung hat in einer jahrzehntelangen, bewährten Tradition wissenschaftliche Neuerscheinungen des In- und Auslandes in kritischer Auseinandersetzung angezeigt und ihrer Verbreitung und fruchtbaren Auswirkung gedient. Sie hat die Auswahl des Stoffes und die Art der Berichterstattung nicht auf einzelne Fachdisziplinen eingerichtet, sondern ihre Aufmerksamkeit den allgemeinen wissenschaftlichen Interessen sowie den Zusammenhängen und inneren Beziehungen der Fächer untereinander zugewandt. Im Jahre 1944, im Laufe des 65. Jahrgangs, mußte sie ihr Erscheinen einstellen. Die Umstände, unter denen sie nunmehr nach fast dreijähriger Unterbrechung wieder ans Licht tritt, haben für die wissenschaftliche Arbeit und Forschung neue Bedingungen mit sich gebracht, die sich besonders auf die Beschaffung der wissenschaftlichen Literatur, die Ergänzung der in den Kriegsjahren eingetretenen Lücken und die kritische Wertung der in der internationalen Welt hinzugekommenen Hauptwerke und ihrer Ergebnisse erschwerend auswirken. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern; Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 26 Jahrgänge; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Das Bild zeigt nur einen Ausschnitt der hier angebotenen Bände!! Sprache: de

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Simplicissimus. Illustrierte Wochenschrift.1.-3. Jahrgang (April 1896 bis März 1899). 3 Bände.

      Albert Langen 1896-1899, München - Folio (38 x 29 cm). Durchgehend, teils mehrfarbig illustriert. Jg. I: Je Heft 8 S. einzeln paginiert. Jg. II-III: Je 416 S. Schwarze OHLwd. m. farbig u. silbergeprägt. Deckelillustration (Kettenhund von Thomas Theodor Heine) u. Rückentitel. Erster und zweiter Jahrgang der berühmten Zeitschrift vollständig mit je 52 Nummern, vor Nr. I,41 rosa Zettel "Konfisciert gewesen" beigebunden. Der dritte Jahrgang ohne die Nummern 31 u. 32, die konfisziert wurden, rosa Hinweiszettel dazu beigebunden (Nr. 35 ist mit Ausnahme der damals beanstandeten Artikel mit dem Inhalt der Nr. 32 identisch, während Nr. 31 (Palästina-Nummer), die Langen zur Flucht in die Schweiz zwang, wohl später wieder freigegeben wurde, hier aber nicht vorliegt). Mit 2 (st. 8) Beiblättern im 3. Jg. Inhaltsverzeichnisse u. Jahrgangstitel nicht beigebunden, wenn es diese überhaupt gab. - Einbände berieben, Kanten stärker bestoßen, kl. Fehlstellen im Überzugspapier. Exlibris im Innendeckel. Gelegentlich kl. Randeinrisse, im 3. Bd. auch 3 ganze Seiten m. Durchriß, 1 Nummer als Luxus-Ausgabe auf besserem Papier, dieses sonst qualitätsbedingt durchgehend gebräunt. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        La vérité sur la guerre de Madagascar

      E DENTU, 1896. in8 Broché

      [Bookseller: Livre Nomade]
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        The Kafirs of the Hindu-Kush

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1896. Robertson, the British "agent" in charge, was the first European to spend time in this area of what is now the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He provides rich details of the culture of these tribes before they were forced to convert to Islam by Abdur Rahman. This is an exceedingly isolated region that well now offer hospitality to Bin Laden. Pages xx, 658. Folding map in the rear. This copy has some minor foxing. Very little wear to the binding, a rebacked red cloth, with the original backstrip laid down. The book was too heavy for the original binding, so is often found in weakened condition. This one is stronger than the original. No prior owner marks inside. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by 55 Plates By A.D. McCormick. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Craftsbury Antiquarian Books]
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        JEANNE D'ARC.

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      New York: Silver, Burdett and Co., 1896. ...[318 pgs.]...Author's first book..." A DESCRIPTION OF THE HOLY LAND OF TODAY, AS SEEN THROUGH A YOUNG MAN'S EYES."...FRONTIS PHOTO OF AUTHOR ON HORSEBACK PLUS 44 OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDING B/W PHOTOS...Maroon cloth boards with large bright gilt image on cover and title on spine...AN UNUSUALLY NICE COPY.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Photographic Album Royal Welch Fusiliers WW1

      Henry Thomas Finchett Maddock born in 1896 and served in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Enlisted 1914 and was awarded the Military Cross twice in the First World War. Lived at Cae Gwyn Estate, Caernarfon, North Wales. Two historically valuable and most interesting albums compiled by him containing photographs, ephemera, menu cards and invitations etc relating to his wartime service and the immediate aftermath of the War. 2 Volumes, Vol 1, 30 leaves, depicting event before 1914 and the author in the RWF during 1914, also some views in Italy in 1914. Whilst Volume 2, (17 leaves), shows reunions and dinners with signed menus etc from the end of the war up to 1955. Fascinating and very personal.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        EMMA. With an introduction by Austin Dobson

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1896. FIRST THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.3 inches). 40 full page line illustrations by Thomson. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled and decorated in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Publishers adverts at end. Original decorative deep red cloth front board, with gilt ruling and lettering and blind stamped decoration, is bound in at the rear. A lovely copy of this classic, illustrated by one of the greatest book artists of the day.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        An Outcast of the Islands

      London: Fisher Unwin, 1896. First. hardcover. fine. rubricated title, 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 green morocco, tan spine label, marbled boards & t.e.g. London: Fisher Unwin, 1896. First Edition. A fine copy. First Edition of the author's second book.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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      1896. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 1 page preliminary undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First Edition of Conrad's second book, preceded only by (and containing many of the same characters as) ALMAYER'S FOLLY. After Edward Garnett (then a reader at Unwin's) had "discovered" Conrad and had published his first book, he worked very closely with Conrad on this one -- so much so that some biographers have suggested that Garnett's name should have appeared on the title page as co-author. OUTCAST is considered the middle volume of Conrad's only trilogy; the third volume, which he began right after OUTCAST but could not complete for almost a quarter of a century, was ultimately published in 1920 as THE RESCUE.~This is quite a bright copy, in very good-plus condition. There are a couple of tiny nicks in the spine ends and a few faint cover marks, but otherwise this volume doesn't leave much to be desired. The number of copies issued is not known, but this book in collectible condition is becoming scarce. Cagle A2a.1.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Writings of Bret Harte (19 vols.)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin "Author's Autograph Copy N0. 295." SIGNED by Harte in vol. 1 and dated Septem. 1896. This set includes all volumes published until 1903 but lacks vol. 20, published in 1914. A vg- set, overall; the spines are faded to brown, the title pieces darkened. Front hinge repaired in vol. 1, which also has a thin waterstain at the bottom corner of the ffep only. Text in all vols. free of marks. This wonderful set includes illustrations by many of the finest artists of the time, and many have SIGNED various plates: James Montgomery Flagg, E. Boyd Smith (3x), Guy Rose, B. West Clinedinst, Mary Hallock Foote (2x), Alice Barber Stephens (2x), W.L. Taylor, Fredric Remington, Otto H. Bacher, M.J. Burns, Malcolm Fraser (2x), T. de Thulstrup, Frederick Dielman, Orson Lowell (2x), Frank T. Merrill, Eric Pape, Ethel I. Brown, Arthur I. Keller (2x), Frederick McCormick, Thomas Fogarty, and Seymour Stone. There is at least one signed plate in each volume; most have more.. Signed. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        Autograph lettercard with two staves and signature.

      Dresden, 8. I. 1896. - Small 8vo. 1 p. Torn in two parts. With autogr. envelope. To the pianist Margarethe Demelius, thanking for sending him programs. - On stationery with printed letterhead.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Les Trois villes: Rome.

      Paris; Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1896. First edition on ordinary paper. 18,5x12,5 cm. (3, 1 blank), 751, (1 blank) pp. Near contemporary red half morocco with four raised bands, gilt borders on spine and marbled boards, black top edge. Front wrapper preserved. Extremities slightly worn, papers on boards are a bit rubbed. The bound-in wrapper a bit soiled, with a short tear in outer margin, and the inner margin strengthened on the verso. A light scrape mark on the half-title. A small loss at lower corner of pp. 413/414. A few insignificant specks and cornerfolds. Contents are slightly toned, as should be expected. A small number of passages are marked by an early owner with a vertical line in the margin. A decent copy. 'Rome' constitutes the second part of the 'Trois Villes' trilogy. Inscribed by the author: ''à Charles Diguet son dé voué confrère / Emile Zola''. Diguet (1836-1909), French journalist and author of books on hunting, sports, and also the writer of erotic works such as 'Secret d'alcôve'

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        An Outcast of the Islands

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1896. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Binding a little rubbed and marked, endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. W. T. Hornaday with the Author's most friendly regards. 22 March, 1896". Hornaday (1854–1937) was an American zoologist and conservationist who is credited with the preservation of a number of species including the North American bison. He helped found the Smithsonian National Zoo and in 1896 was made the director of the New York Zoological Park. Hornaday was the author of ten books, and one of his earliest published works was Free Rum on the Congo and What It Is Doing There (1887), a copy of which accompanies the present item. His work subsequently appeared alongside Conrad's in American literary magazines. How Hornaday and Conrad met is apparently unrecorded but their paths may have first crossed in Malaysia during the 1880s. The inscription is dated two days before Conrad's wedding in London. The publication of the Outcast had been delayed owing to a fire which destroyed the printer's stereo-plates, and the book came out on 4 March 1896. Conrad sent out the first copies on 10 March. Contemporary presentation copies of Conrad's early novels are rare.

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        Les mois *

      G. de Malherbe, Paris sans date. - En feuilles 33 x 25 sous couverture grise imprimée. Hormis un plis à la dernière planche et quelques rousseurs en bords et aux versos surtout, exemplaire en bon état de ce célèbre recueil du maître suisse (lausannois même) de l'Art Nouveau.Cette étonnante suite de belles jardinières, vêtue de robes décorées de signes du zodiaque, fut imprimée en 1896. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        La maîtresse *

      H.Simonis Empis, Paris (1896). - Relié demi parchemin à coins, dos titré et décoré à la main, tête dorée, signet. Amusante pièce de théâtre (écrite en 1896), presqu'exclusivement constituée de dialogues entre Blanche et Maurice, qui a gardé une certaine fraîcheur. L'ouvrage aussi, dont la délicate couverture à été bien protégée par la reliure décorative, genre popu qui sied particulièrement à cet ouvrage.Une lettre autographe signée de l'auteur, 27 lignes à l'encre violette datées du 7 janvier 1903, y est jointe; destinée à un cher ami non identifié (un peu par paresse nous l'avouons, et ce n'est pas notre siècle le XIXe), elle le remercie pour l'envoi d'un article critique le concernant, manifestement élogieux à en rougir, dans le dernier numéro de "La Chronique des livres".

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        Schlesisches Bonifatius-Vereins-Blatt: eine Zeitschrift zur Förderung der Interessen des Bonifatius-Vereins in Deutschland (KONVOLUT aus: Jg. 37 (1896) - Jg. 76 (1935); einheitlich gebunden in 15 Bänden; ES FEHLT Jg. 64 (1923) und Jg. 65 (1925); ansonsten KOMPLETTE aufeinander folgende Jahrgänge bestehend aus jeweils 12 Heften),

      Selbstverlag des Diözesanvorstandes des Bonifatius-Vereins; 1896 - 1935. - je Jahrgang 12 Hefte; SELTEN/ RARITÄT!!! Die hier angebotenen Bände befinden sich ein einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; Orgi. Halbleinen; KOMPLETTPREIS für 15 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten!! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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      David Bryce nd [1896-1900], Glasgow - Miniature book (1 1/8" x 7/8"). Contains "Tiny Alphabet of Animals" and "Tiny Alphabet of Birds" as issued. Illustrated with 52 plates in color of animals and birds. Bound in original black leather with gilt titles and illustration on upper cover, a.e.g. Housed in silver locket with built-in magnifier. Locket probably not original but typical of other Bryce miniatures issues. From Bryce's "Midget Series". Quite scarce.Welsh 5200; Spielmann 489. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems. Third Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896 Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. Apparent second edition; Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. Copyright page bears the designation "second edition", though this copy is otherwise identical to the first edition. This is the only such I've seen. 12mo, 200 pp., gilt decorated olive green cloth, beveled edges. Moderate wear to spine ends, corners a bit worn, darkening throughout spine, general light wear. Very Good, tightly bound and with bright cover gilt. Please see scan. Very scarce example of an exemplary collection of poems by Emily Dickinson, who, though she wrote somewhere between 1,200 and 1,800 poems in her life, disliked publicity so much that no more than ten of her poems were published during her life, and only three or four of those with her advance knowledge. The first collection of her poems to see print, Poems, was published in 1890, four years after her death in 1886. That was followed by Poems - Second Series [1890/91]and then in 1896 by this collection, Poems - Third series. Her fame grew later, and her name was not well-known until some forty years after her death. Nice, fine condition plate-block of four 8-cent Emily Dickinson stamps loose-laid within. L-31n

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      Washington, 1896. First Edition. wraps. Vertical crease down center. Very Good or better, and scarce. An eight-page speech bound in the original printed orange wraps. This copy is SIGNED as President by Cleveland at the bottom blank margin of the last page of text and dated "Oct. 26, 1896." It is also INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Mrs. Grover Cleveland at the top of the front cover: "Mr. H. W. Green./from/Frances F. Cleveland." President Grover Cleveland, 49, married Frances Folsom, 21, in June 1886 at the White House, the only President to be married in the White House. When the Clevelands left the White House in 1897, they retired to Princeton where Grover Cleveland died in 1908. In 1913 Frances married a Princeton University professor of archaeology becoming the first presidential widow to remarry. There was an H. W. Green active in New Jersey politics in the middle of the nineteenth century, and this is likely the inscribee.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Men and Women of the Century - Being A Collection of Portraits and Sketches By Mr. Rudolph Lehmann

      London, England: George Bell & Sons, 1896. W. Y. F. F. 1897, printed to front. This edition consists of 500 copies. 78 photogravure plates. List of portraits from Church and State; Literature and Drama; Science; Painting and Sculpture; Music. Reproduced and printed by the Swan Engraving Company, London. Introduction by H.C. Marillier. Red cloth rubbed and marked. Gilt page edges. Frontispiece and tissue guard loose along with first 10 portraits have separated in one bulk section. Foxing to endpapers. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper dated 1898. . Limited. Hard Cover. Good.

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        The Fiddler of Carne. A North Sea Winter's Tale

      Edinburgh: Patrick Geddes and Colleagues, 1896. Hard Cover. Fine in very good jacket. Hard Cover. First Edition. Best known for his poetry, this is an early novel by Rhys. He was a member of the Rhymers' Club and later became a founder of Dent's Everyman's Library. Fine in original green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title to front board. There is a thin line of browning to the top edge of the spine and boards resulting from the dust jacket being cut a tiny bit too short to cover the entire binding. In very good light blue dust jacket with brown title to spine and front panel. The spine of jacket has faded to brown and there is foxing the front and rear panels. Minor wear to the edges of the jacket and two trivial damp spots to spine panel. The margins of the interior are lightly browned and the pages are unopened. An amazing survival of an 1890's dust jacket. 375 pages of which the last 21 are advertisements. LIT/051710.

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        Elën. *

      Paris, Chamuel 1896 - Nouvelle édition de cette première oeuvre de l'auteur, sur JAPON. Les deux éditions précédentes avaient été tirées à quelques dizaines d'exemplaires et sont assez rares. Portrait de l'auteur sur son lit de mort (19 août 1889), par P. Franc Lamy, en frontispice. Paris, Chamuel 1896. Reliure demi-chagrin violine de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs. Tête dorée. Pas de rousseur. Bel exemplaire. En parfait état. Format in-8° (23x15). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Horn Book

      London: Leadenhall Press, 1896.

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        The Little Savage

      Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1896. Marble boards with gilt with three quarter leather cover. Spine has raised detail along spine and gilt titles with anchor design. Half the exterior spine is missing. Marbled endpapers. Front cover is mostly detached. Pages remain tightly bound. 242 pages. Almost no tanning to pages. Pencilled price on blank page. Rotogravures with tissue coverings intact. This is the Author's Connoisseur Edition: "This Edition is limited to seventy-four numbered and Twenty-six lettered copies of which this is No. 15" With introduction by W. A. Courtney, MA, LLD. For more information on Captain Marryat: Thanks for shopping with us. 100% of your purchase price benefits charity and supports literacy and life-long learning.. Three-Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Rodney Stone

      London - Strand Magazine, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A mystery thriller by Conan Doyle taken from the serialisation in the Strand magazine. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Bound from the parts. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping with discoloured marks. Internally the pages have slight browning with occasional spots or marks. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Sense and Sensibility

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1896. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. With an introduction by Austin Dobson. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt with onlaid pink morocco flowers in compartments, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations throughout. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First Thomson edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoirs of Constant, the Emperor Napoleon's Head Valet

      London: H. S. Nichols,, 1896. Containing details of the Private Life of Napoleon, his Family and his Court. Now first translated by Percy Pinkerton. 4 volumes octavo (243 × 152 mm). Publisher's grey-blue morocco, title gilt direct to spines, narrow bands with single gilt rule, compartments gilt with floral tools, French fillet panel to the boards, double gilt fillet edge-roll, top edge gilt, the others uncut, tricolour head-bands, inner gilt dentelles, crimson moiré silk doublures, gilt fleuron devices to the corners of the frees. Portrait frontispiece to each, "proofs before letters … in two states, namely, one impression on Japanese vellum and one on India paper". Spines just a touch sunned, some mild mottling on the boards, slight rubbing on the joints, but overall very good and an exceptionally handsome set. First published in French 1830-1, this the first edition in English, one of just 5 large paper copies printed on Japanese vellum, a superb set. Constant was first employed by Eugène and Josephine Beauharnais, entering Napoleon's employ in 1800. Constant's account was tidied up, perhaps a little embroidered, by the group of "teinturiers" - dyers - ghost-writers, employed by Ladvocat, the original Parisian publisher, to enhance the work of some of his less literate memoirists. Felix Markham, perhaps fairly, considered the memoirs to be "lively but unreliable".

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      1896. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1896. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black, blue, white and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition (and first edition in English).~It is about an enormous ship built by the Yanks, that has a great city on it, and is navigated about the world, playing ducks and drakes with geography and the balance of political power in the South Seas, until finally the savages of the New Hebrides and the forces of Nature rise up and annihilate it. [from a contemporary review cited in T&M]~Part of the "floating island's" problem is that its people are divided into two adversarial groups, the Larboardites and the Starboardites...~This tale was advertised as SCREW ISLAND until its title was changed just before publication in October 1896 (the French title had been L'ILE A HELICE, or "Propeller Island"). The book was not published in America until November 1897, by W. L. Allison Company.~This is an attractive copy, just about fine, with scarcely any soil or wear. Taves & Michaluk V043; Myers 23.

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        Auto-Cars. Car, Tramcars, and Small Cars

      London: Whittaker & Co, 1896. (AUTOMOBILES) First edition in English. 8vo. Translated from the French by Lucien Seraillier. With Preface by Barpon de Ziylen de Nyevelt, President of the Automobile Club of France. With 112 illustrations. 241pp. Original red cloth, spine a little darkened, else very good. Dibner 184 . First published in French the same year. Highly technical and illustrated with many diagrams and tables, it deals in detail with the history of the infant industry -- discusses petroleum, steam and electric engines and every aspect of the auto-car, tires, springs, axles, etc

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      London, J. M. Dent & Co, 1896.. A series of twelve Polychrome Plates representing the paintings on typical examples of the White Athenian Lekythi. 1896, oblong 4to, 400 x 300, 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.

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      1896. [inscribed by Henniker] Stories of Soldiers and Others. By Florence Henniker. And THE SPECTRE OF THE REAL. By Thomas Hardy and Florence Henniker. London: John Lane, 1896. 16 pp ads dated 1896. Original red cloth decorated in black. First Edition, issued as the 26th title (of 33) in the renowned "Keynotes Series," published by Elkin Mathews and John Lane. Florence Henniker was the daughter of Richard Monkton Milnes, friend of Tennyson and editor of Keats; she began writing novels in 1891. She and Hardy did not meet until the spring of 1893, but she made a "deep and immediate impression" upon him; this literary collaboration, "The Spectre of the Real," followed within six months. A year later it appeared in the Winter number of Jerome K. Jerome's periodical To-Day; this is its first appearance in book form, along with another tale entirely by Mrs. Henniker. (Like most of Hardy's later fiction, this piece was not well-received by critics: for example The Spectator called it "undoubtedly very effective and indeed gruesome, but also superfluously repulsive.")~During their collaboration Hardy had been at work on JUDE THE OBSCURE, and "Sue Bridehead was drawn in part from Mrs. Henniker"; she also figured prominently in his verse, as the object of his secret love, though never with her name mentioned. About a decade after "The Spectre of the Real," Mrs. Henniker introduced Hardy to Florence Dugdale, who another decade later would become the second Mrs. Hardy; the warm friendship between Hardy and Mrs. Henniker continued until her death in 1923 -- at which time Hardy referred to their first meeting, thirty years ealier, as "When that first look and touch, Love, doomed us two!". [quotes from Purdy]~This copy is in very good condition, rebacked with the original (faded) spine laid back down; otherwise the covers are quite clean and bright, with little wear. The binding design (for this and the other later Keynotes volumes) is by Patten Wilson. This copy is inscribed and signed by Florence Henniker, "To Mr J. G. Burne with kind regards of Florence Henniker. July 1896."; it also bears the penciled signature of noted collector and bibliographer Walter E. Smith. Purdy pp 304-305 and pp 342-348.

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        Mittelalterliche Bauten Regensburgs. Photographisch aufgenommen. Mit geschichtlicher Einleitung von Georg Hager

      München, Werner 1896 -1897. 49 x 34 cm. 2 Abteilungen. (4), 15, (1) Seiten mit Textabbildungen und 50 Lichtdrucktafeln nach Fotografien von Otto Aufleger. In Original-Verlagseinband, Halbleineneinband-Mappe mit Bindebändern - Vollständige Sammlung dieser frühen Kunstdenkmäler-Aufnahme, für die laut Einleitung die später erschienene staatliche Inventarierung "die hier aufgestellten Ansichten" durch weitere Detailaufnahmen belegen sollte. Mappe leicht fleckig, innen sauber -

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        Moko; or Maori Tattooing

      London: Chapman and Hall. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound with original boards and new cloth spine. About 2/3 of the original spine laid down on the new spine, including the original gilt title and author's name. Edges and corners of boards rubbed with moderate of cloth, especially at the edges of the lower corners of the boards. Endpapers replaced. Internally very good and clean. No signatures. One leaf protuding slightly from the text block and rubbed at edges (pages 109-110). ; First edition of this classic and sought-after title on Maori tattooing. xxi, [3], 216 pages. Frontispiece. Illustrations in black on front and rear boards. Gilt lettering on spine and front board. Bevelled edges to boards. Page dimensions: 285 x 223mm. "With 180 illustrations from drawings by the author and from photographs". [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall R856 - "A full survey based on the author's observations and subsequent reading."] ; 4to .

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