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

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

      [Bookseller: DeCoux & Associates Books]
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        Les Missels. Imprimes a Venise de 1481 a 1600. Description, Illustration, Bibliographie. Avec cinq planches sur cuivre et 350 gravures, initiales et marques.

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

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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        Panorama der Berliner Gewerbe Ausstellung (Panorama of the Berlin Industrial Exhibition), 1896

      (Berlin: Oscar Michaelis, 1896). Printed by S. Schottlaender, Breslau. A colorful telescopic view of the Industrial Exhibition’s main hall, comprised of six bright, chromolithographed panels attached on the sides by accordion-folded paper. The front panel shows the outside of the hall, and the viewer looks through a small hole to behold the exhibits within. A banner in the foreground reads “Nahrungs und Genussmittel,” or “Food and Beverage,” and the stately domed building contains a veritable feast: tables are stacked high with rounds of cheese, meats, and casks of wine. Further back in the scene, shoppers peruse the latest fashions produced by the textile industry. At the end of the hall is a technological display, including engines, bicycles, and even a printing press. The back panel has a cut-out window covered with orange tissue, letting light come through with a stained-glass effect. On the back, printed in black & white, are labeled illustrations of some of the other buildings housing exhibits. In original colorful pictorial sleeve, which has a map of the exhibition grounds on one side, with labels for all of the displays. Sleeve shows some wear and is slightly cracked and chipped on one side, else a very fine optical souvenir.

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        SISTER JANE

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        THE INCUBATED GIRL

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

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        A Handbook of Bandy, or Hockey on the Ice

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        CONSTANTINOPLE [TWO VOLUME SET]

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        STORIA NATURALE.

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

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Cours d'Économie Politique. Professé a l'Université de Lausanne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Zankiwank & the Bletherwitch: An Original Fantastic Fairy Extravaganza

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

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        (Bremen 1872 - 1942 Karaganda). Frühling. Radierung von 1896. Unten rechts signiert. In der Platte zusätzlich signiert. 34 x 24 cm. Gerahmt.

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

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        Jude the Obscure

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co.,, 1896. With an Etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and roundel to upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Etched frontispiece on series-title verso, map of Wessex at end. Ownership inscription. Spine rolled, corners nicked, early hinge cracked but holding fine, offsetting from frontispiece, and light spotting to endpapers; a very good copy. First edition, first impression, of Hardy's final novel, published on 1 November 1895, as volume 8 of The Wessex Novels. The page numbering was altered during printing, so that sigs. A-H exist in two distinct states, often found mixed. In the first state page numbers are present on partially blank pages, but this was altered so that numbers were omitted at the chapter endings (in conformity with the later gatherings). This copy is predominantly in early state, with only two pages in unnumbered state.

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

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

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        The works of Thomas Carlyle : in thirty volumes

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

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        Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer Detective, and Other Stories

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

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

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

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        The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane - Appleton 1896 First Edition Second Printing

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

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        Through Jungle and Desert, Travels in East Africa

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

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

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

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        Marryat's Novels (24 vols. complete)

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

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

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

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        The Life and Works of Robert Burns edited by Robert Chambers; revised by William Wallace

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

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        Modern Practical Farriery,

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

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        Sire Degravaunt

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

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        History of Later Years of the Hawaiian Monarchy and the Revolution of 1863

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

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

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

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF VARIETIES OF BRITISH LEPIDOPTERA (Parts1-5 inclusive)

      Huddersfield: Mosley, 1896. Parts 1-5 in their origin blue printed wrappers; five hand-coloured lithographic plates per part (total of 25 plates), each with tissue guard and accompanying page of letterpress. Wrapper to part 5 is slightly different but essentially the same wording and still stating that it is a superior edition, all wrappers with the part no. completed in manuscript, wrapper to part 1 a little foxed otherwise wrappers very good with a little general wear and rubbing, a few with splits to the spine. Contents very good, first plate to part 4 without a tissue guard and with a little foxing, several plates to part 1 loose in the wrappers. A very good set. We believe that there should be a sixth part, but not included here. This would appear to be Freeman's 2700 who gives the dates 1896-1903 and states that it is a partial 2nd ed. of his 2699 which was published earlier in parts with a total of 73 coloured plates. (R. B. Freeman - British Natural History Books). Superior Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No dust jacket. Large 8vo (16 x 26cm).

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        Svenska bibliotek och ex-libris.

      Anteckningar. Andra omarbetade och tillökade upplagan. I-IV:1-2. Sthlm, (1896)-1904. (4),VII,(3),467,(1) + (8),412 + (8),413-850,(1) + (2),666,(1) + (8),432 + (8),433-989,(1 blank),XCVIII s. & plr. Sex nötta, bruna lackade hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar, vinröda titeletiketter och ljusgröna deltiteletiketter samt övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade (Hedberg). Samtliga omslag medbundna. Ryggarna blekta, flammiga och nötta samt några av dem med fläckar. Sprickbildningar eller nötningar vid de yttre falsarna. Volym IV med liten reva i ryggen upptill. Med Nordiska bokhandelns etikett i samtliga volymer och oidentifierat förgyllt pärmexlibris.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografi 2613. Tryckt i en upplaga om 400 exemplar. Första upplagan utkom 1889-94. Arbetet som beskriver offentliga bibliotek, lånebibliotek och privata boksamlingar i Sverige från medeltid till 1900 avslutas med en förteckning över svenska bokbindare genom tiderna. I verket återfinns också många biografiska uppgifter rörande bibliotekarier, boksamlare och bokbindare. Carlanders insats för den svenska bokhistorien är svår att överskatta och även om en mängd uppgifter saknas eller är ofullständiga är "Svenska bibliotek och ex-libris" ett mycket användbart uppslagsverk och fortfarande det bokhistoriska standardverket rörande Sverige

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        Manuscript Archive of the interrelated Fagg and Szarvas Families including: Correspondence of Kenneth Stanley Fagg, commercial and advertising artist, while a student at University of Wisconsin and later in New York as an art student and while working as an illustrator, and his student, fiancé, and later wife, school teacher, Marion Rebuschatis, of Washington, D.C., and related correspondence of the family of Theodore ¿Theodore of the Ritz¿ Szarvas, maître d' hotel of the Ritz Carleton, whose daughter Janet married the noted IBM Computer Engineer Peter Fagg, son of Kenneth and Marion Fagg. The Archive includes diaries, photographs, manuscript and printed paper ephemera, all dated 1896-1983.

      - Large Archive includes 2,191 letters, comprising 6,737 manuscript and typed pages, plus over 1,000 pieces of paper and printed ephemera. Of the 2,191 letters, 1,626 letters (4,793 pages, dated 1920-1983) are from the family of Kenneth S. Fagg and Marion Rebuschatis and their children, with the remaining 565 letters (1,944 pages, dated 1896-1960) that of the family of Theodore Szarvas and his wife Vivian Florence Fraser and their children.

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        THE WRITINGS OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

      Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1896. Large-Paper Edition. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Spines uniformly faded to brown, many volumes with light flaking at joints and tips, but all sound and attractive overall; Volume 11 professionally and almost invisibly rebacked; Volume 10 with dampstaining to the first section of contents, not visible from the spine. Near Fine. Seventeen octavo (5-3/4" x 8-3/4") volumes attractively bound in 3/4 green morocco leather and green cloth with gilt rules, the spine with five raised bands and gilt decorations and lettering, top edge gilt. Includes the 16 volumes of the WRITINGS plus the additional volume of the LIFE OF STOWE. Illustrated with frontispieces in both an uncolored and colored state. Copy #17 of 250 sets with an inserted sheet SIGNED and dated by Stowe on 5 January 1896. As Stowe signed only a few sheets at a time, each inserted sheet bore different dates. This is the second to earliest date listed.

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        IN NEW SOUTH AFRICA: TRAVELS IN THE TRANSVAAL AND RHODESIA

      London: Horace Cox, 1896. First Edition, A RARE SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR. Illustrated with twenty six plates throughout. 8vo, bound in the publisher’s original blue polished cloth, the upper cover printed and pictorially decorated in gilt, the spine lettered in gilt, beveled edges. viii, errata slip, 431 pp. A handsome, bright copy of this rare book. Light age mellowing, and very minimal wear, the textblock clean and tight, the presentation inscription in good order. RARE PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. The author spent a considerable amount of time during the years at the end of the 19th century in the South Africa that was torn between struggles by national powers and indigenous ones over the land south of the Zambesi. There was an intention here to push for an understanding, even a thorough combination between the Colonies and the Boer Republics towards a commercial as well as a political agreement that would move South Africa towards a progressive future. The author relates the issues bred over years of colonization and settlement and the situation presented by the conflict between settlers and various of the indigenous tribes or war making leaders. He also gives a description of the land and peoples and resources of the region in a manner especially pleasing to the lay reader or one who at the time would have been settled thousands and thousands of miles from the area in question and unknowing of the social and political realities shaped by the conflict between developed and undeveloped states. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPIES OF THIS BOOK ARE RARELY ENCOUNTERED.

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        La princesse sous verre.

      Jules Tallandier 1896 - - Jules Tallandier, Paris _s.d. (1896), 25x32,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à motifs décoratifs, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin chocolat, tête dorée, reliure moderne pastiche signée de T. Boichot. Ouvrage illustré de compositions originales en couleurs in et hors-texte de André Cahard. Bel et rare exemplaire. Quelques tirages de têtes. & Les Introuvables (ou presque) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 863 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Histopathology of the Diseases of the Skin

      Edinburgh William F Clay 1896. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Teg. Light foxing to prelims and occasional scattered browning. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First English Edition Black/gilt hardback cloth cover 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). xxviii, 1205pp, 2pp. Double colour plate containing 19 illustrations and 42 additional illustrations in the text.

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        Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps

      London: John Murray,, 1896. Octavo. Original aqua cloth, title gilt to the spine, device of the Tomoe-ko - the Japanese Pilgrim Mountaineers - in colours to the upper board. 27 plates, illustrations to the text, two coloured maps at the rear. a little rubbed, and somewhat sunned at the spine and onto the lower board, foxing to endpapers and fore-edge, contemporary gift inscription verso of the front free endpaper, else very good. First edition. A founding text of Alpinism in Japan. Weston had already climbed extensively in the Alps when he began to work for the Church Missionary Society at Kumamoto, Japan in 1888, and he subsequently served as British chaplain in Kobe from 1889 to 1895. "Weston climbed Fuji in 1890 and soon travelled and climbed throughout Japan," (ODNB) experiences which are described in the present work. "By the end of his life some British climbers referred to him as 'the father of mountaineering in Japan'. While such rhetoric is clearly hyperbole, Weston was widely respected in Japan. He helped found the Japanese Alpine Club in 1906, and was elected its first honorary member. The Japanese emperor conferred on Weston the order of the Sacred Treasure (fourth class) in 1937, the same year that the Japanese Alpine Club erected a bronze tablet in his honour in the Japanese Alps."

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        Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

      New York and London: The Century Co., and Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1896. 4 volumes, folio. Original plum cloth, title gilt to spines with panel containing an elaborate sword and wreath motif on a ground of Imperial eagles in blind, upper boards with repeated Napoleonic bee devices in blind and a large central N surrounded by arabesques and banderolles surmounted by an Imperial crown, top edge gilt, the others uncut. Colour frontispieces and 276 plates, many of them coloured, 15 maps. Bookplates removed from pastedowns causing some minor abrasions, offsetting and toning to endpapers, some occasional light foxing, spines slightly sunned and rubbed at tips, a very good set. First published in 1896. William Milligan Sloane was professor of history at Princeton University, and editor of both the Political Science Quarterly and the American Historical Review. In conversation, the late John Sandler, pre-eminent British Napoleonic collector, revealed that Sloane had been the cornerstone of his remarkable collection, purchased by him at the age of 7 from a bouquiniste on the Embankment.

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

      Lausanne: F. Rouge, Éditeur, Librairie de l'Université, 1896-97 - 2 volumes, octavo (221 × 140 mm). Contemporary quarter calf on marbled boards, spines decorated gilt in compartments, edges sprinkled. Light browning, joints a little rubbed, a very good copy. Diagrams and tables to the text. First edition of Pareto's first major work, inscribed by the author; "A Mr, le Dr Sülzer, Hommage amical, Vilfredo Pareto" to the title of each volume. "Pareto's aim in the Cours was 'to provide an outline of economic science considered as a natural science based exclusively on facts'. Two ideas dominate the book: that of successive approximation and that of interdependence of economic and social phenomena. It is divided into two parts: the first is devoted to the exposition of the principles of pure political economy and the second covers applied economics . The outstanding feature of the Cours is the way it combines theoretical analysis with discussion of a large amount of statistical and factual material and the use (mainly in notes) of mathematical techniques' (IESS). The work's resonance was impressive: 'the large literature evoked by this publication (which still runs on) testifies conclusively to its importance and to its stimulating influence" (Schumpeter, p. 859n). Originally trained as an engineer, Pareto's initial employment was as director of the Rome Railway Company, later becoming managing director of the Società Ferriere d'Italia in Florence. Frustrated by the regulatory interference of an increasingly interventionist government, he became engaged in various radical causes, running unsuccessfully for office on an opposition platform in the district of Pistoia in 1882. Following the death of his parents in 1888, Pareto's stance radicalized further, he resigned his job, issued a number of polemical pamphlets and gave a series of lectures at a working man's institute. These activities drew the attention of the government, his lectures were shut down and his applications for teaching posts blocked, but he was also befriended by Maffeo Pantaleoni, then Italy's leading Neoclassical economist. Pantaleoni introduced Pareto to economic theory, particularly the Walrasian strand, and to Léon Walras himself, who at the time was looking for someone to take over his chair in political economy at Lausanne. Despite a a clash of temperaments, and disagreement on many economic issues, Walras recommended Pareto for the position and he took the chair permanently in 1894. From there he continued his duel with the Italian Government, writing in favour of liberal causes and sheltering émigré radicals, but also began formularizing the position that he was setting out in his lectures. The Cours was more than merely an restatement of the doctrines of the Lausanne School. Interspersed with his presentations of pure economic theory were numerous asides on methodology and applied economics and extensive sociological observations, clearly influenced by his recent reading of Karl Marx and Social Darwinists like Herbert Spencer. The main economic contribution was his exposition of "Pareto's Law" of income distribution, the argument that in all countries and times, the distribution of income and wealth follows a regular logarithmic pattern. Also important was his criticism of the marginal productivity theory of distribution, pointing out that it would fail in situations where there is imperfect competition or limited substitutability between factors, a criticism that he would repeat in future writings. Despite his efforts to distance himself from them, Pareto's subsequent sociological theorizing was to lead to his adoption by the Fascists as an intellectual prop to the movement, but regardless of this seeming taint Pareto's sociological work has been taken seriously, going through recurring phases of popularity and critical scrutiny. Einaudi 4294; IESS (1896?1897). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Demut, der Heiligen Kleinod übersetzt von Johs. Biegler

      Ernst Röttger ca. 1896, Schorndorf/Württ. - 1 111 Seiten altersbedingt guter Zustand, Seiten altersgemäß vergilbt, Notizen mit Bleistift auf dem Deckblatt Kunstleder, Goldpägung

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        THE FLOATING ISLAND

      1896. New and Cheaper Edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, n.d. Original grey-blue cloth pictorially decorated in black, dark blue and peach. "New and Cheaper Edition," which is an early-but-not first impression of the first British edition. This tale had been advertised as SCREW ISLAND until its title was changed just before initial British publication in October 1896 (the French title had been L'ILE A HELICE, or "Propeller Island").~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]~Sampson Low's "New and Cheaper Editions" always came out a few years after their first editions -- same exact text, same crisp and sharp illustrations, similar pictorial bindings, but a slightly smaller format and without gilt page edges. Today they are highly collectible, especially for the scarcer Sampson Low titles (such as this one) for which fine copies of the first edition have become prohibitively expensive. This is a handsome copy, fine except for very slight rubbing of the front cover gilt. Taves & Michaluk V043; Myers 23.

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        Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps

      - 1896 Murray, London, 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 346, 35 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth spine/edges darkened, upper rear spine edge worn, miss ffep, name of John Ladd on half-title, maps w/ original folds & no tears, good+. ----- Weston is considered to be the father of mountaineering in Japan. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. A scarce classic. Neate W45. ----- Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Member (1949) and member of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Alpine Club, and Club Alpin Francais (honorary). He started climbing at an early age with ascents of Mt. Hood (1904, 1905, 1911) and in the Canadian Rockies (1905). He made the first ascent of Mt. Saskatchewan, Canada, (1923, with Conrad Kain), attempted Mt. Fairweather (1926) and was a member of the first ascent team in 1931, and climbed in the Alps (1928). Ladd oversaw the participation and the founding of the Union International des Associations d’Alpinism (UIAA) and gave the gift of the AAC’s first clubhouse, an old fire station located on the upper East side of Manhattan. During his term the first American Alpine Journal was published (1929). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sportfolio ( Complete in 6 Parts )

      London: George Newnes Limited, 1896. Complete in 6 parts, 140 pages, all pages illustrated. 15 Athletics, 6 Billiards, 6 Chess, 13 Cricket, 34 Cycling, 38 Football (Rugby and Soccer), 18 Golf, 4 Lawn Tennis, 4 Sculling, 2 Skating. A Who’s Who of Victorian British Sports, resplendant with their penny-farthing bikes and racing models, etc.Bound in magazine form.One magazine slight chipped on edges, staples rusty, covers in very good condition. Internally, rust marks sligtly showing on inner margin. Pages in very good clean condition. Very rare in parts.A1 . First Edition. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Catálogo de la Librería de Pedro Vindel, Calle del Prado 9, Madrid. Tomo Primero

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

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        Map of Long Island Based Upon Recent U.S. Coast Surveys, Together with Local Maps on File. Supplemented By Careful Territorial Observations

      Brooklyn New York: Hyde & Company, 1896. Atlas of all of Long Island, the "Library Edition"; consisting of 4 linen-backed hand-colored maps; on the back of each is a smaller index map, also colored; with details of public and private property ownership data and alphabetical index list of villages and towns in which located, and a sub plan of part of Fishers Island; table of "Explanations" includes railroad lines and stations, "Fairly Good Roads," poor and private roads, boundary and trolley lines, schools, hotels, bicycle ways, churches, South Side Sportsmen's Club and other clubs; lighthouses, lifesaving stations, water works, "New Settlements," boundary line for NYC - this map being made just before the formation of Nassau county; with additional useful details for the area; Balliet & Vole Engravers; collated complete; 36" x 37" approximate size for first two sections of the Island, sections 3 & 4 smaller by about half; with the original leather and cloth boards binding, the maps repaired on the backs and edges, to be sent rolled only for safety; some discolored areas, chipping and areas of loss along some folds; good condition overall; colorful, interesting maps of the entirety of Long Island, at the end of the 19th century. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Antikamnia Calendars for 1897, 1898, 1900 & 1901

      St. Louis, MO: 1896-1900. Antikamnia ('Anti-Pain') Chemical Company issued these calendars to medical professions to advertise the company's pain medication. The chromolithographs are by Louis Crusius [1862-1898] after his own original watercolour drawings and one after a design by Zim (Eugene Zimmerman [1862-1935]. Crusius was a physician/pharmacist and amateur artist who was also a faculty member of Marion-Sims College of Medicine (later the St. Louis University School of Medicine). His sketches, a striking combination of the comical and the macabre, were used in a total of five calendars by the company. Our set is missing that for 1899. The images depict skeletons in contemporary dress: a physician, baby, lawyer, farmer, female cyclist, golfer, tramp, journalist, gentleman, policeman, clown, drunk, banjo player, pharmacist, &c. The Company boasted in their 1901 calendar that "nothing ever issued by [them] has met with such uniform and unqualified approval" and that "the rare ability of giving to the human skull, life-like facial expression was original with and exclusively the art of Dr. Crusius and stamped him a genius of more than ordinary merit." Antikamnia Chemical Company was founded in circa 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri. Their analgesic compound, which was never patented, was marketed as a 'proudly ethical drug' and used to treat headaches, fever, stomach aches, nervouseness, insomnia and 'the blues'. It was claimed to be a new synthetic coal-tar derivative but in fact contained almost 50% acetanilid, which was sometimes mixed with codeine or quinine. The toxic effects of acetanilid were exposed in a 1907 California State Journal of Medicine article, 'Poisoning by Antikamnia', and the company was prosecuted by the government in 1914 for violating the disclosure terms of the Food and Drug Act of 1906. 250 x 178 mm. 22 chromolithographs on card printed by G.H.Buek & Co, NY, text on verso, 6 each for the first 3 years & 4 for the last. (a piece chipped from corner & upper edge 2 of the cards - no loss of image, cord ties present for 3 sets but mostly torn through connecting holes)

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        Near complete run of Carnegie International and Annual Exhibition Catalogues, 1896-2013 (lacking 1924 only)

      Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art. 1896-2013. Hardcover. Very Good. A near complete run of catalogs documenting the Carnegie International exhibitions, 1896-2013, roughly 75 volumes total, both hard- and softcover. Lacking only 1924, some duplicates. All books are generally in very good condition, some with modest repairs to spines and hinges. These volumes serve as an extensive record of the Carnegie Museum's commitment to presenting contemporary artwork to the public, as was the vision of Carnegie when he founded the museum in 1895. While the mission of the Carnegie International has remained constant, it has had many incarnations throughout its history. Presented each fall (with few exceptions) beginning in 1896, the show is the oldest international contemporary art survey in the United States, and second in the world only to the Venice Biennale, which was founded a year earlier. Despite Carnegie’s intentions to present “the masters of tomorrow”, it was not until Henri Matisse won first prize in 1927 that the exhibit became truly contemporary. By the 1950s, the International was regarded as one of the most influential exhibits of the avante-garde, presenting work from movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Conceptual Art, and more. Originally a yearly survey termed the “Annual Exhibition”, the exhibit became biannual in 1950, and triennial in 1955. From 1958 until 1970, it was known as the “Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture”, and after an interruption due to financial and logistical troubles, the exhibit reemerged in 1977 as the “International Series”, single-artist shows intended to parallel the Nobel Prize for the Arts. 1982, the exhibition reappeared under its original anthology format as the “Carnegie International”, and has been mounted every three to five years since.

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