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        The ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY Of OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA Comprising Views of Business Blocks, with Reference to Owners, Occupants, Professions and Trades, and Brief History of the City

      Oakland, California:: The Illustrated Directory Company,, 1896.. Oakland, California:: The Illustrated Directory Company,. 1896.. Oblong format: 10-1/4" x 13-7/8"". 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 171; Norris 62; Quebedeaux 5; Rocq 817). 106, [2] pp. Text descriptions p. 75 on. Index last 2 pages.. Original publisher's deep maroon pebbled cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. Red edgestain.. Modest shelfwear. Faint vertical crease to ffep. Occasional smudge. from 'thumbing'. 5th leaf with fore-edge rash. A VG copy of this. uncommon California City Directory.. Norris: "Containing views of every business block and portraying approximately 600 businesses. Hardly ten per cent of the then-existing buildings are still standing." [that written in 1948]. & & Per Quebedeaux, "Once undervalued, now considered of extraordinary historical importance." . Street views & prominent businesses profusely illustrated throughout, primarily with photo-engravings. Text illustrated from photographs.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Batalhas da India. Como se perdeu Ormuz. Processo inedito do seculo XVII.

      Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1896. - 8vo. XV, (1), 297, (1) pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Classical, minute account by Luciano Cordeiro (1844-1900) of the events that led to the fall of Hormuz to the Anglo-Persian forces in 1622. Based on contemporary documents, many of which are reproduced here. - Slight edge chipping; evenly browned throughout as common. A good copy. Wilson 48. OCLC 27860289. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Golf-Book of East Lothian

      First Edition. Half-leather cover. Cover and spine very worn. Inner hinges weak. Contents G. Teg. Foreword missing (pp vii-viii). 300mm x 220mm (12" x 9"). xix, 516pp; xxxiv. Numerous b/w illustrations. N.B.: Heavy book-shipping supplement applies-please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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        "The English dialect dictionary being the complete vocabulary of all the dialect words still in use, or known to have been used during the last two hundred years."

      "Henry Frowde [at the Clarendon Press]; New York: Putnam's, 1896-" London: "Henry Frowde [at the Clarendon Press]; New York: Putnam's, 1896-". 1905. "First edition, the original 30 parts in 18, limited to 150 sets printed on Whatman hand-made paper, each volume signed by Wright, 4to, original blue printed wrappers; some spines chipped, some edges curled and a few other minor defects, but generally a very good, fresh-looking and largely unopened set, contained in five new cloth folding boxes for preservation. With the English Dialect Grammar, supplement and bibliography, as issued. & & Thirty-three years in the making (ten years alone just to publish it), the EED is one of the greatest lexicographical works ever undertaken by a single editor, with over 100,000 words and a half million quotations and references -- a storehouse of folklore, a mine of learning for philologists. In an original prospectus for the work it was announced that 250 sets would be so printed, but a quick study of the subscriber list shows that at the onset of publication only fifty-three of these large paper sets were subscribed for. Consequently, it must have been deemed advisable, given the severe financial limitations Wright and his staff faced, to reduce the issue to 150."

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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.

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        POEMS. Third Series

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Through The Subarctic Forest. A record ofa canoe journey from Fort Wrangel to the Pelly Lakes and down the YukonRiver to the Behring Sea.

      London & New York. Edward Arnold. 1896. - 8vo,22cm, the first edition, xiv,[1], 295,[32]p., frontis & 16 plates and 2folding maps, coloured in outline, appendix, in the original gilt & blackstamped pictorial brown cloth, illustration of a moose stamped on theupper cover, early labels removed from the endpapers, expertly restored,a near fine copy of the rare first edition. Of the two titles by Pikethis is the scarcest. A.B. 13528. "Account of the author's trip in 1892,with description of the Frances River and Lake route, the course of thePelly River, the Yukon from the mouth of the Pelly to Yukon Flats." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        History of the Later Years of the Hawaiian Monarchy and Revolution of 1893

      Hawaiian Gazette Co. Honolulu 1896 - Oblong; 10x6 5/8", 239p, illustrated (23 monochrome plates), red cloth, gilt stamped titles and illustrated cover against black ruled and decorative borders. Previous owner's signature: Clinton D. Thurston - dated 1922 in Honolulu on front free end paper - likely a relation to Lorrin Andrews Thurston?(1858-1931); grandson of two of the first Christian missionaries to Hawaii; lawyer, politician, businessman, and Minister of Interior of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1887-90, in which he would eventually play a prominent role overthrowing. Also laid in is a 2pp. typed letter: "Notice to Editors" from George T. Armitage (not signed), Secretary of The Hawaii Tourist Bureau, dated November 23, 1922; letterhead - Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A. Light sunning to spine and 2" therefrom on both panel sides, minimal wear to corners, light dampstaining along some edges of boards; showing only a thin line of bleeding from front board partially along top edge of front free endpaper, all pages clean and supple, tiny chip to bottom edge of back cover, minor page tearing at gutters of frontis and last leaf, overall a sound and very good clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Writers Den]
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        Poems chosen out of the works

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, finished on the 5th February 1896,. Octavo. Original limp vellum, gilt titles to head of spine, gold silk ties. Full page woodcut title page and first page of text, 8 decorative woodcut borders, numerous woodcut initial, woodcut Kelmscott imprint to colophon. A beautiful copy in excellent condition, barely bowed and only very faintly dust-soiled. First Kelmscott edition of this Coleridge's poems (this selection including Christabel, Kubla Khan, and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner), one of 300 copies on paper, from a limited edition of only 308. A beautiful copy, with the bookplate of Lady Alice S. Northcote (d. 1934), wife of Henry Stafford Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote (1646-1911), third Governor-General of Australia. When in Australia, Lady Northcote organised an exhibition of women's art at Melbourne in 1907 (which was heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, including William Morris), and was created Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        COMICAL CUSTOMERS At the New Stores of Comical Rhymes and Stories

      London: Ernest Nister, 1896. no date but 1896; unpaginated but pp. 48; mounted colour (chromolithographic) frontispiece plate; numerous b&w illustrations, many by Louis Wain and including Beatrix Potter's illustrations on 3 pages to Clifton Bingham's verse "A Frog He Would a Fishing Go"; original patterned end papers. Olive-green backed pictorial boards, the front printed in multiple coloures; some rubbing to edges and lightly marked; corners more worn with boards exposed. Contents good, no inscriptions, a little finger soiling, mostly to fore-edges of first pages, paper lightly toned, hinges lightly worn but binding remains strong. A very good copy. She had been working with the publishers Ernest Nister and in May 1894 she decided to approach them with the idea of making her story into a booklet. After lengthy negotiations the publishers purchased nine of the drawings but chose to include them accompanied by someone else's verse in Comical Customers at the New Stores of Comical Rhymes and Stories published circa 1895 and in this holiday annual. References: Linder pp. 175-178. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Beatrix Potter, Louis Wain, W. Foster et al. 4to.

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        Sarah Bernhart".

      1896 - Aquarelle et encre de Chine, en couleurs, (1896), 31.7 x 23.7 cm. Aquarelle représentant la célèbre tragédienne dans un style très "Art Nouveau". Oeuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Verses and Sonnets

      London, Ward and Downey,, 1896. 12mo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmd. With the original unprinted tissue dust jacket. A little browning to the endpapers but a fine copy. The tissue jacket is has some minor loss at the head of the spine panel. First Edition First Impression of the author's first book. Apparently part of the edition was recalled after Mrs Belloc recognized some portrait or other of aspects of her life in some of the verse. This book is not rare in any absolute sense but copies as nice as this one turn up perhaps once a decade at most.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Nelson Memorial

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

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

      Charles Scribners's Sons / Hodder & Stoughton, New York 1896 - 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'. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Spine faded. Fore and lower edge untrimmed. Teg Green/gilt hardback cloth cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMPLETE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS (12 volumes)

      Philadelphia: The Gebbie Publishing Company, Ltd., 1896. "Imperial Edition. Of this edition 500 copies have been printed, of which this is No. 6." Twelve volumes uniformly bound in three-guarters dark green leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Gilt top edges. Spines have turned to dark brown, and have five raised bands with gilt lettering and decorations and "1898" on each."(Self-Interpreting) Illustrated with Sixty Etchings and Wood Cuts, Maps and Facsimiles." Slight wear to corners; same to some spine heads; tiny rubs at the edges of a few spines. All are very clean, sound and tight with fine contents. Beautiful set, in great condition. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Illustrations of Japanese Life,

      Yokohama, Hongkong, Shanghai and Singapore, Kelly & Walsh 1896, - folio (27 x 36 cm), 4 pp.-96 plates of colored collotype pictures, original hardbinding with illustrated silk in a frame on both sides, gilted edges. This beautiful book can be considered as a luxiuos synthese of the crepe-paper albums published by Ogawa. "No such gallery of photographs, giving the exact picture of every day life of the Japanese, has ever been presented before in one volume" (preface). Little lacks of silk at the top of both boards of the cover, not reaching the illustrations, tear to the silk on the spine, starting to get away, one silk knot missing. However, this cannot be seen at the first sight and the covers are still very attractive. Inside very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE]
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        Bulletin de la Montagne Ste Geneviève et ses Abords. Comité d' Etudes historiques, archéologiques et artistiques (Ve et XIIIe arrondissements). Tomes I, II et III.

      Paris, Champion. 1896 - Les 3 premiers vol., (1896, 1898 et 1902), sur les 7 parus. Trois vol. grand in-8, 1/2 veau blond à coins, dos à nerfs ornés, rel. de l'ép. --- I. (1895- 1896) : (4)- 289- (3) pp. ; ex./Hollande ; 8 planches hors texte dont deux en 2 états, 4 grands plans dépl. in- fine. --- II. (1897- 1898) : 527- (5) pp. ; ex./Hollande ; 22 pl. h.- t. dont le frontispice, 1 plan dépl. avec feuillet explicatif h.- t., 1 pl. double av. f. explicatif h.- t., 3 grands plans dépl. in- fine. --- III. (1899- 1902) : (4)- 293- (1) pp.- 1f.bl. ; 2 pl. hors texte, quelques autre pl. h.- t. comprises dans la pagination. Très nombreuses ill. in- texte dans les 3 vol. Deux ex- libris dans chaque vol., dont celui d' Elie Poirée, conservateur de la Bibliothèque Ste Geneviève, les 2 1ers vol. sur Hollande. En fin du T. II, bulletin nécrologique de (4) pp. consacré à Jules Périn, fondateur et Président du Bulletin de la Montagne Ste Geneviève. Défauts mineurs, bel ex., les dos des rel. portent les chiffres d' E. Poirée et le S.G. de Ste Geneviève. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        The Works of George Meredith. [32 volumes]

      Westminster, A. Constable & Co., 1896-1911 - Desc.: 32v., 21cm. Contents: v. 1-2. The ordeal of Richard Feverel. --v. 3-4. Evan Harrington. --v. 5-6. Sandra Belloni. --v. 7-8. Vittoria. --v. 9-10. Rhoda Fleming. --v. 11-12. Adventures of Harry Richmond. --v. 13-14. Beauchamp's career. --v. 15-16. The egoist. --v. 17-18. Diana of the crossways. --v. 19-20. One of our conquerors. --v. 21-22. Lord Ormont and his Aminta. --v. 23-24. The amazing marriage. --v. 25. The shaving of Shagpat. --v. 26. The tragic comedians. --v. 27. The tale of Chloe, and The house on the beach. --v. 28. Farina, and The case of General Ople and Lady Camper. v. 29-31. Poems. v. 32. Essays. Notes: Title pages in red and black with author's device. Lacking the four final volumes: v. 33. Poems--.v. 34. Miscellaneous prose--.v. 35. Celt and Saxon--.v. 36. Bibliography and various readings. Genre: English literature -- Fiction -- Novel -- Poetry -- Collected works. Desc.: 32v., 21cm. Contents: v. 1-2. The ordeal of Richard Feverel. --v. 3-4. Evan Harrington. --v. 5-6. Sandra Belloni. --v. 7-8. Vittoria. --v. 9-10. Rhoda Fleming. --v. 11-12. Adventures of Harry Richmond. --v. 13-14. Beauchamp's career. --v. 15-16. The egoist. --v. 17-18. Diana of the crossways. --v. 19-20. One of our conquerors. --v. 21-22. Lord Ormont and his Aminta. --v. 23-24. The amazing marriage. --v. 25. The shaving of Shagpat. --v. 26. The tragic comedians. --v. 27. The tale of Chloe, and The house on the beach. --v. 28. Farina, and The case of General Ople and Lady Camper. v. 29-31. Poems. v. 32. Essays. Notes: Title pages in red and black with author's device. Lacking the four final volumes: v. 33. Poems--.v. 34. Miscellaneous prose--.v. 35. Celt and Saxon--.v. 36. Bibliography and various readings. Genre: English literature -- Fiction -- Novel -- Poetry -- Collected works. 25 Kg. 0 pp.

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        The works of Thomas Carlyle : in thirty volumes

      "London : Chapman and Hall, 1896-1899" "London : Chapman and Hall, 1896-1899", 1896. "Description: 30 v. : ill., maps, plans, ports. ; 23 cm. Contents: v. 1. Sartor resartus --v. 2-4. The French Revolution --v. 5. On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history --v. 6-9. Oliver Cromwell's letters and speeches, with elucidations --v. 10. Past and present --v. 11. The life of John Sterling --v. 12-19. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great --v. 20. Latter-day pamphlets --v. 21-22. German romance; translations from the German, with biographical and critical notices --v. 23-24. Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship and travels, translated from the German of Goethe --v. 25. The life of Friedrich Schiller --v. 26-30. Critical and miscellaneous essays." "Description: 30 v. : ill., maps, plans, ports. ; 23 cm. Contents: v. 1. Sartor resartus --v. 2-4. The French Revolution --v. 5. On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history --v. 6-9. Oliver Cromwell's letters and speeches, with elucidations --v. 10. Past and present --v. 11. The life of John Sterling --v. 12-19. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great --v. 20. Latter-day pamphlets --v. 21-22. German romance; translations from the German, with biographical and critical notices --v. 23-24. Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship and travels, translated from the German of Goethe --v. 25. The life of Friedrich Schiller --v. 26-30. Critical and miscellaneous essays."

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

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

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        Enormous sepia photo signed and dated, (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada)

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

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        POEMS. Third Series

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

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

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

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        The Well At The World’s End.

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

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        THE EGYPTIAN STRUWWELPETER Being The Struwwelpeter Papyrus

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

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        Grundzüge der Pflanzenverbreitung auf der Iberischen Halbinsel.

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

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        THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU

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

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        Peeps Into Fairyland: A Panorama Picture Book of Fairy Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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        An Introductory Treatise On The Lunar Theory

      University Press Cambridge: University Press, 1896.

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        JEANNE D'ARC

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

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        Maggie

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

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        Histoires naturelles

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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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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        IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?

      Philadelphia: S. Burns Weston, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Some darkening to the pastedowns from the glue used. Light rubbing to the spine edges. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper, if it ever had one. A small (4-1/8" x 6-3/8"), slim (63 pages) volume bound in brown flexible cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover. An address originally given before the Young Men's Christian Association of Harvard University in May of 1895 and later given at the Society for Ethical Culture of Philadelphia. SIGNED by the author on a front blank: "Wm James/Harvard University/Jan. 7, 1897." Books signed by this great American psychologist and philosopher are excessively scarce. Name of Harvard Philosophy Professor George V. Dearborn, dated December 1896, on the front endpaper. William James, brother of the noted novelist Henry James, Jr., is generally conceded to be, along with Emerson, the greatest philosophic American mind. He is best known for his book VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE and his theory of Pragmatism, an advanced philosophy based on the doctrine that truth is based on experience and observation.

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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.

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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. .

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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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