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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.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Okmhistoire]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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. ***

      [Bookseller: Mauna Kea Galleries]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Brown]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        Les saints evangiles paraphrase du r p carrieres

      Librairie catholique louis bellet, 1896. in4 tres grand broche

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        OFFICE OF SHERIFF OF THE COUNTY OF MERCED, STATE OF CALIFORNIA. $25 REWARD [caption title]

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

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

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

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        The Writings of Bret Harte: Autograph Edition

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Lehrbuch der vergleichenden mikroskopischen Anatomie der Wirbeltiere (8 Bände KOMPLETT) - Bd. I: Der Magen/ Bd. II: Schlund und Darm/ Bd. III: Mundhöhle, Bauchspeicheldrüse und Leber/ Bd. IV: Ausführapparat und Anhangsdrüsen der männlichen Geschlechtsorgane/ Bd. V: Die Parietalorgane/ Bd. VI: Atmungsapparat/ Bd. VII: Sehorgan/ Bd. VIII: Die Hypophysis Cerebri.,

      Fischer Verlag 1896 - 1914. - insgesamt ca. 4450 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Orig.Halbleder - teilweise berieben, Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; Papier altersbedingt leicht angebräunt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 8 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 13000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Atlas of the city of Worcester, Massachusetts (Elephant folio)

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

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        Gold. A Dutch-Indian Story for English People.

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

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Anatol

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

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        Jolly Companions - Pop-up

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

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        My Campaign in Ireland

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

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

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

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        Simplicissimus. Illustrierte Wochenschrift.1.-3. Jahrgang (April 1896 bis März 1899). 3 Bände.

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

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

      E DENTU, 1896. in8 Broché

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        The Kafirs of the Hindu-Kush

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

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        JEANNE D'ARC.

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

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        SYRIA FROM THE SADDLE

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

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        Photographic Album Royal Welch Fusiliers WW1

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

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        EMMA. With an introduction by Austin Dobson

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

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        An Outcast of the Islands

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

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        AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS

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

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

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

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