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        Poems Third Series

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

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        Poems Third Series (First Edition)

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

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        Farbige Decorationen vom XV-XIX Jarhhundert.

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

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

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

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        Hotel Register for The Uplands

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

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        Marie Corelli : works [18-volume set]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Works, The

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

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        Patience and Comfort

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

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        On Going to Church

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

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        The Song of Songs which is Solomons

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

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

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

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        Scholar Gipsies (Scholar Gypsies)

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

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        Aus der Residenz Dresden.,

      Dresden Verlag von Emil Richters Kunsthandlung, 1896 - 25 Tafn. Fünfundzwanzig zeitgenössische Bildnisse von Karl Mediz. Eingeführt von W. von Seidlitz. Die Mappe enthält ein Titelblatt, ein Blatt mit einer gedruckten Widmung des Verlegers an den König Sachsens, ein Blatt mit einem Vorwort und die Tafeln. Die Rückseite des Titelblatts enthält ein Abbildungsverzeichnis. Die Tafeln sind vollzählig. Die Tafeln sind mit Schutzblättern versehen, die auf den ersten Tafeln leicht nachgedunkelt sind. Die Tafeln enthalten s/w Zeichnungen von Persönlichkeiten, deren Namen unter den Bildern stehen. Bei den abgebildeten Persönlichkeiten handelt es sich um Seine Majestät den König (1), Seine Königliche Hoheit Prinz Georg, Herzog zu Sachsen (2), Seine Königliche Hoheit Prinz Friedrich August, Herzog zu Sachsen (3), Ihre Kaiserl. und Königl. Hoheit Frau Prinzessin Luise, Herzogin zu Sachsen (4), Seine Königliche Hoheit Prinz Johann Georg, Herzog zu Sachsen (5), Graf von Dönhoff, Königl. Preuss. Gesandter (6), Graf von Chotek, Kaiserl. Königl. Oesterr. Gesandter (7), Staatsminister von Metzsch (8), Staatsminister von der Planitz (9), Staatsminister von Seydewitz (10), Staatsminister von Watzdorf (11), Oberhofmarschall Graf Vitzthum von Eckstadt (12), Generallieutenant von Treitschke (13), Generaldirektor Graf von Seebach (14), Hofmarschall Freiherr von Reitzenstein (15), Bischof Dr. Wahl (16), Oberhofprediger Dr. Meier (17), Oberst von Broizem (18), Geh. Hofrat Prof. Dr. Schilling (19), Geh. Hofrat Prof. Dr. Woermann (20), Geh. Baurat Professor Wallot (21), Hofrat Schuch (22), Professor Dr. Treu (23), Professor Prell (24), Königl. Kammersängerin Frau Wittich (25). Die Schutzblätter sind in den Ecken und an den Kanten teilweise knickspurig. Die Innenklappen und der Vorderspiegel der Mappe sind mit Ornamenten im Golddruck bedruckt. Die Kapitale sind etwas bestoßen und berieben, besonders das untere Kapital. Die Fußecke des Hinterdeckels ist bestoßen, in geringerem Maß die Kopfecke des Hinterdeckels. Die Kopfecke des Vorderdeckels ist etwas bestoßen. Der Vorderdeckel ist in den unteren Eckenbereichen etwas berieben. Der Kopfeckenbereich des Vorderdeckels hat zwei Flecken. Die Fußkante des Hinterdeckels hat eine kleine Druckstelle. Der Vorderkantenbereich des Hinterdeckels hat einen kleinen Fleck. Die obere Klappe hat sich an ihrer Halterung vom Vorderbereich her etwa zur Hälfte vom Hinterdeckel gelöst. Die vordere Klappe hat einen Fleck. Die obere Klappe ist stellenweise etwas fleckig. Die untere Klappe hat in der Mitte eine kleine Druckstelle. Das Titelblatt hat an der Kopfkante eine kleine Läsur und ist in der rückennahen Kopfecke etwas bestoßen. Das Blatt mit der Widmung ist an der vorderen Kopfecke etwas knickspurig und hat an der hinteren Kopfecke eine Fehlstelle. Das Blatt mit dem Vorwort ist in den Kopfecken etwas bestoßen. Die Fußecken der Tafeln sind mehr oder weniger leicht bestoßen. Eine Tafel ist in den Kopfecken leicht knickspurig. Eine andere Tafel hat an der Kopfkante eine Druckstelle. Die anderen Tafeln sind an den Kopfecken minimal bestoßen. Sonst gutes Exemplar. guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1740 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated Monthly

      1896 - London - George Newnes Ltd., 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first twelves volumes of The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated Monthly with numerous black and whiteillustrations and photographs. some volumes contain The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle which were first published in The Strand with illustrations by Sidney Paget. With the serialisation of Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, sales reached their peak. Readers lined up outside the magazine's offices, waiting to get the next installment. In twelve volumes. The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues, though the first issue was on sale well before Christmas 1890. Its immediate popularity is evidenced by an initial sale of nearly 300,000. Sales increased in the early months, before settling down to a circulation of almost 500,000 copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s. Features included in these voilumes include Queen Victoria's Dolls, Types of English Beauty, The Handwriting of Charles Dickens, Dinner at the Zoo, The Handwriting of John Ruskin. Other contributors to the magazine haveincluded P. G. Wodehouse, Margery Allingham,Agatha Christie, E. Nesbit,Rudyard Kipling, Dorothy L. Sayers, H. G. Wells,Edgar Wallace,Dornford Yates and even Winston Churchill. Once a sketch drawn by Queen Victoria of one of her children appeared with her permission. The magazine's iconic cover, an illustration looking eastwards down London's Strand towards St Mary-le-Strand, with the title suspended on telegraph wires, was the work of Victorian artist and designer George Charles Hait. Sir George Newnes, 1st Baronet (1851 -1910) was a publisher and editor in England. Arguably his best known publication was The Strand Magazine, begun in 1891, in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was first able to publish his Sherlock Holmes mystery series. Condition: In illustrated cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, slight rubbingand the occasional mark and stain to boards and slight cockling to somespines. With eight hinges tender, one strained and six slightly strained. Volume VIII has been repaired with new endpapers. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places to some volumes. Bright but with occasional spotting and handling marks and the occasional closed tear to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Photogenic. [Original-Fotografie / original photograph].

      0 - Gelatinesilberabzug von Lotte Jacobi, auf der Vorderseite signiert, rückseitig mit signiertem (Lotte) und datiertem (10. Juni 68) 24-zeiligem Gruß von Lotte Jacobi an deutsche Freunde. Jacobi schildert ihren Gesundheitszustand und gibt Gesundheitstips. Maße Foto: 13,7 x 10,3 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Gelatin silver print signed on front side by Jacobi, verso with signed (Lotte) and dated (10. Juni 68) 24-line greeting by Jacobi to german friends. Measure photograph: 13,7 x 10,3 cm. Fine condition. Lotte Jacobi geboren 1896 in Thorn, Westpreußen; gestorben 1990 in Concord, New Hampshire. Deutsche Porträt-, Theater- und Kunstfotografin.

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        Die Judengemeinden des Mittelalters, insbesondere die Judengemeinde der Reichsstadt Ulm. Ein Beitrag zur deutschen Stadte- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte

      Gebruder Nubling, Ulm 1896 - Black textured cloth with gold spine titles; no dust jacket; 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" Tall; tears to lower inch of spine, otherwise very good condition; cover is slightly worn; pages are toned; binding is tight; textblock, in German language, is clean and unmarked; 566 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Birds of Africa, Comprising All the Species Which Occur in the Ethiopian Region. 5 volumes bound into 7

      London: R.H. Porter, 1896 - 1912. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. George Ernest Shelley (1840-1910) was a renowned geologist and ornithologist, and a nephew of Percy Bysshe Shelley. This important set describes all of the species included in great detail. Beautifully bound by Sotheran in three quarter red morocco with red cloth covered boards. Each spine has multiple compartments with elaborate gilt decorations featuring small birds. The title, author, volume number, and date are also stamped in gilt on each spine. The bookplate of Captain H.F. Stoneham, author and editor of several ornithology books, is affixed to the front pastedown of each volume. The inner hinges of one volume have been repaired. There is a bump to the top edge of one volume. Minor rubbing, light wear and small markings to hinges, boards, and edges of all volumes. The interiors are very clean overall with occasional spots of foxing - some of which do affect the plates. Includes 57 hand colored plates by Danish naturalist and artist, Henrik Grönvold. A beautiful set NAT/112311 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

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      London and New York: MacMillan and Co, 1896. ONE OF 500 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPIES. Hardcover. 264 x 194 mm (10 3/8 x 7 5/8"). xx, 436 pp. Introduction by Elizabeth Pennell. ONE OF 500 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPIES. MAGNIFICENT CONTEMPORARY DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, EXTRAVAGANTLY GILT, BY BAGGULEY (signed with the firm's ink "Sutherland" patent stamp on verso of front endleaf), covers with borders of multiple plain and decorative gilt rules, lobed inner frame with fleuron cornerpieces, the whole enclosing a large and extremely intricate gilt lozenge, raised bands, spine lavishly gilt in double-ruled compartments, gilt titling and turn-ins, BEAUTIFUL VELLUM DOUBLURES ELABORATELY TOOLED IN A DIAPERED GILT, RED, AND GREEN MOORISH PATTERN, green watered silk endleaves, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed. With numerous illustrations in the text and 12 inserted lithographs by Joseph Pennell. With the bookplate of Harold Douthit. The boards with a slight humpback posture (as often with vellum doublures), otherwise IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT, the lovely binding with lustrous morocco, vellum, and gilt, and the text virtually pristine. This is a particularly handsome example of the uncommonly seen "Sutherland" style of binding and a volume with flamboyant design elements appropriate for its contents--Irving's 41 mostly romanticized sketches relating to the Alhambra, the famous Moorish palace located in Granada. Written during Irving's residence in Spain in 1829, "The Alhambra" contains a series of pieces centering around this architectural marvel--once graceful and elegant, but now in decay--the palace providing the author with a vehicle for a romantic consideration of departed grandeur, a theme not readily available to him in America. Although he was born to struggling immigrant parents in New York City, Irving (1783-1859) became a sophisticated citizen of the world, first as a traveller and later as a political appointee, and he was a major figure in the field of American literature during the first half of the 19th century. Patented by the Staffordshire binder George Thomas Bagguley (b. ca. 1860), the wonderfully inventive "Sutherland" bindings (named after the Duchess of Sutherland) are characterized by vellum doublures that are elaborately decorated with gilt and colored tooling. All of these bindings sparkle with interest, but the present one is distinctive in at least two ways: it is a good deal bigger than the typical Bagguley binding, and the decoration on the covers is far more ornate than usual. Established in 1890, the Bagguley firm employed a number of outsiders to design bindings (including Leon V. Solon, Dorothy Talbot, and Charles Connor), and although the bindery operated for only a few years, its output was distinguished. Bagguley himself did not do any binding, but his eminent staff of binders included Louis Genth (chief finisher at Zaehnsdorf from 1859-84) and Thomas E. Caley, who had been apprenticed to Fazakerly of Liverpool and who later worked for the Hampstead Bindery. Joseph Pennell (1857-1926) was a noted American illustrator who produced a number of books in collaboration with his wife, the writer Elizabeth Robins Pennell.

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      1896. BOUTET DE MONVEL,M. JOAN OF ARC MANUSCRIPT. Offered here is the original handwritten manuscript for an article on Joan of Arc that appeared in Century Magazine in November of 1896. It was commissioned by them and pre- dates the appearance of the book. The introduction to the article reads: No artist has treated more sympathetically than M. Boutet de Monvel the incidents of the life of Joan of Arc. It was a privilege to see recently, in his studio, the exquisite series of water-color designs in which he has depicted the career of the child-saint and warrior. It is at our request that the artist has undertaken to put into words his impressions of that marvelous career; the result being the brief paper herewith printed. The illustrations are reproductions of some of the original designs, PRINTED IN ADVVANCE OF THEIR PUBLICATION IN FRANCE. The article has been translated for The Century by the American Artist Will H. Low, a friend of Boutet de Monvel and the writer of the article in The Cenutry for June 1894, descriptive of his work." Our offering includes the entire text of the 31 page article and text for 6 picture captions in Boutet de Monvels hand followed by 4 handwritten pages by Will Low translating the lengthy picture captions. The printed article of 12 pages and proof sheets for 4 illustrations in the article come next. This is folowed by first editions of Jeanne D'Arc and Joan of Arc in French and English interleaved so that the same page is viewed in each language facing each other. All of this is bound in a lavish full morocco binding 12 1/2" wide x 9 1/4" high, with elaborate gold tooling, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles and silk endpapers. Each page is individually hinged into the binding and the manuscript pages are edge mounted between 2 leaves such that the front and back are both visible. All is preceded by a 2-color hand lettered title page by Will Low. The provenance is interesting as well. It belonged to Lou Tellegen, a famous silent film and later talking film actor, director and screenwriter. His name is in gilt on the cover of the book. Boutet de Monvel's Joan of Arc is iconic in the world of children's literature, considered by Bader to be the first "modern" picture book. Manuscript material by Boutet de Monvel is rar

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        Ueber den Einfluss des atmosphärischen Kohlensäuregehalts auf die Temperatur der Erdoberfläche? [offprint from: K. Svenska Vet.-Akad. Handlingar, 22 1.1]. 1896

      1896 first edition of a landmark work on global warming and the first actual exploration of the "greenhouse effect." Building on Joseph Fourier?s earlier work, Arrhenius here presents his discovery of the absorption of radiation by the atmosphere, thus and providing the first quantitative investigation of the greenhouse effect; in so doing, Arrhenius established the existence of global warming. He concluded that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming and proposed a relation between atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and temperature. Arrhenius furthermore found that the average surface temperature of the earth is about 15 degrees centigrade because of the infrared absorption capacity of water vapor and carbon dioxide (the natural greenhouse effect). ?Arrhenius used the infrared observations of the moon by Frank Washington Very and Samuel Pierpont Langley at the Allegheny Observatory in Pittsburgh to calculate the absorption of infrared radiation by atmospheric CO2 and water vapour. Using 'Stefan's law' (better known as the Stefan Boltzmann law, he formulated his greenhouse law. In its original form, Arrhenius' greenhouse law reads as follows: if the quantity of carbonic acid increases in geometric progression, the augmentation of the temperature will increase nearly in arithmetic progression. This simplified expression is still used today: F = ln(C/C0)? (Wikipedia). Original offprint in fine condition.

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      Stockholm:: P. A. Norstedt & Soner,, 1896. Near Fine. Near Fine in modern marbled paper covers boards. From Bihang Till Svenska Vet,-Akad. Handlingar, Band 22, Afd. I, No. 1 with perforated library stamp p. 102, mild sun spine. 8vo.

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      Published by Ernest Nister, 1896 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Hardy, E. Stuart. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Panorama Picture Book of Fairy Stories. Nister book 633. Six stunning three-dimensional stand-up scenes. Large oblong format. Green cloth spine, colour pictorial paper boards. Front cover shows the Babes in the Wood riding on a leaf in the air harnessed to a pair of robins. Green/white floral endpapers. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Covers scuffed & scratched. Vertical crease to front endpaper giving rise to a 1" closed tear at the base of this crease. The Blue Bird story has a closed tear at top edge which is repaired with now yellowed tape (approx 3"). Hinges are lightly pulled. A few pale foxspots present. The dog in the first stand-up scene is missing his wings otherwise all stand-up scenes in excellent condition and unusually complete. An attractive copy of a scarce title. [S]

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        The Floure and the Leafe, & the Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or the Cuckow and the Nightingale

      (Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896). Octavo. (ii), 47pp. One of 310 copies. Edited by F. S. Ellis, the London publisher and scholar who was closely associated with William Morris, having published a number of Morris's own works, such as The Earthly Paradise and Völsung Saga. Both early fifteenth-century poems had originally been attributed to Chaucer. A beautiful book, with titles printed in red and two half-page floral initials, used first in the Kelmscott Chaucer. Lower corners very lightly bumped, else fine in original cloth-backed printed blue-gray boards.

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        The Floure and the Leafe & the Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or the Cuckow and the Nightingale

      London: Kelmscott Press, 1896. One quarter brown cloth over grey blue boards. Cloth spine expertly rebacked with parts of the original. Two first Letter engravings and engraved Kelmscott logo by Morris. Ownership name to a rear blank page. Small stain to rear panel. Some wear to the corners but a very nice copy nevertheless. RARE.. 1st. Cloth & Boards. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Limited Edition, one of 300 copies on paper. Vellum Binding. Octavo. 100pp. Printed in red and black in Morris's Golden type; lovely woodcut title page with full border opposite; numerous 3/4 borders along with 6- and 10-line initials throughout; a charming production full bound in limp vellum with silk ties as issued; three of four ties broken; light toning/soiling to the vellum as is common; unfortunately, a small library stamp on the front pastedown and another on p. 3 otherwise internally Near Fine; images available upon request. Peterson A38, Tomkinson 38; Ransom 38.

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        The Floure & The Leafe; The Cuckow and the Nightingale

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 1 of 300 paper copies. Both poems were once attributed to Chaucer, but 'The Floure and the Leafe' is now known to be much later and 'The Cuckow and the Nightingale' is by Sir Thomas Clanyowe. In his Kelmscott Press Bibliography Peterson notes: The first bound copy of this book arrived at Kelmscott House an hour or two before Morris's death. Bound in the original linen backed blue paper covered boards with black title to front cover. There is a light dampstain to the front cover, light browning to edges, minor edgewear, and a few spots of foxing to the rear board. The cloth spine is rubbed with fraying in a few places. The interior remains clean and bright. Printed on Apple paper in Troy type with two large initial letters which were previously used in the Kelmscott Chaucer. The typeface and initials were designed by William Morris. 47 pages. PRI/011513.

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        The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo. Based chiefly on the MSS. of the late Hugh Brooke Low, Sarawak Government Service.

      Truslove & Hanson, London 1896 - With a Preface by Andrew Lang. First edition: 700 copies only. Two volumes. Large 8vo. [I] xxxii, 464pp, numerous plates and illustrations, folding map. [II] iv, 302, ccxl pp, folding plate, numerous plates and illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index, list of subscribers. Original green cloth (light flecking around the edges), title gilt to upper board and spine, top edges gilt. The hinges reinforced professionally with dyed Japanese tissue. A very good clean set. ***Presentation set: tipped-in at the front of the first volume is a manuscript presentation note, dated April 1920, to Dr Alice Latchmore, with the 'united thanks. for pulling Mother through' of G. Kingsley Roth, Alfred B. Roth, and H. Ling Roth (signed by each). *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis

      London: Kelmscott Press, 1896. [2], 34pp. Original quarter cloth and boards, smooth back, title in black to upper cover. Rubbed to extremities, especially to cloth covering tapes to spine, corners bumped and worn, covers very slightly soiled with a couple of small water marks. Internally bright and clean, with the inserted note (distributed after the book's publication) tipped in to rear. The first Kelmscott Press book printed in three colours. Peterson A42. First Edition. Quarter Cloth and Boards. Good+. Folio. Private Press.

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        The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo. Based chiefly on the MSS. of the late Hugh Brooke Low, Sarawak Government Service

      London: Truslove & Hanson. 1896. With a Preface by Andrew Lang. First edition: 700 copies only. Two volumes. Large 8vo. [I] xxxii, 464pp, numerous plates and illustrations, folding map. [II] iv, 302, ccxl pp, folding plate, numerous plates and illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index, list of subscribers. Original green cloth (light flecking around the edges), title gilt to upper board and spine, top edges gilt. The hinges reinforced professionally with dyed Japanese tissue. A very good clean set. ***Presentation set: tipped-in at the front of the first volume is a manuscript presentation note, dated April 1920, to Dr Alice Latchmore, with the 'united thanks... for pulling Mother through' of G. Kingsley Roth, Alfred B. Roth, and H. Ling Roth (signed by each). .

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        Sire Degrevaunt

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Limited ed. of 350 copies. Pp.82. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved frontispiece designed by Edward Burne-Jones, borders and initials by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, uncut. Spine rather worn and frayed, bibliographical details tipped in on ms slip on final blank.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 20.5 x 14.5cm.

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        Through the Subarctic Forest. A Record of a Canoe Journey from Fort Wrangel to the Pelly Lakes and Down the Yukon River to the Behring Sea

      London: Edward Arnold 1896, 1st Edition. () xiv,1l.,295pp. + 32pp. (publisher's catalogue dated October, 1896). Near fine. Octavo in original pictorial brown cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. Black coated endpapers. Frontispiece. 16 plates. Two folding maps. Very light bumping to ends of spine and corners. An attractive crisp copy. AB 13528. Narrative of a trip in 1892, with a description of the Frances River and Lake route, the course of the Pelly River, the Yukon from the mouth of the Pelly to the Yukon Flats, the Kuskokwim River and the Eskimos along the eastern shore of Bering Sea to Unalaska. Scarce in nice condition..

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      1896. Very Good. KERTESZ, A., ed. THE DIAMINE COLOURS OF THE ANILINE COLOUR WORKS OF LEOPOLD CASSELLA & CO., FRANKFORT-O.-M. THEIR PROPERTIES AND THEIR APPLICATION IN DYEING AND PRINTING. Frankfort: Leopold Cassella & Co., 1895/6. x + 278 pp. + [2] + xv pp. 8vo., brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind, corners and spine worn, joints split and poorly repaired with cloth. Some text page edges are slightly chipped. Literally hundreds of dyed fabric and textile samples, in solids, union cloth, piece-goods and patterned printed cloth. A few of teh folding sample pages are torn at the crease. Overall in very good condition internally.

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        The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe

      Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1896. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Complete set limited to 250 copys, this being #143. 17 vols in their original bindings. Vol1 SIGNED by the author. Books contain illustrated frontispieces. Books are unread and pages are still uncut. Inside is bright and clean. Externally the spine labels are darkened and some light wear to the spine tails. Each volume is 9" x 6". This is a wonderful collection. Please let me know if you need more pictures. Thanks for looking

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        A Shropshire Lad

      London: Kegan Paul,, 1896. Octavo. Original japon backed grey boards, printed paper label to spine. Housed in a marbled slipcase. Boards rubbed and partially tanned, endpapers and margins of contents a little toned, some wear to corners. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, first issue with variant "A" of the spine label. One of fewer than 350 copies in this state: the first edition consisted of 500 copies, of which 150 were exported to the United States. Most of the poems were written in the first five months of 1895, a period coinciding with the arrest, trials and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde. Originally titled Poems by Terence Hearsay, the volume was refused by Macmillan, but published by Kegan Paul in March 1896 at Housman's expense.

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      Prag, H.Dominicus, 1896.: 19.Jahrhundert; 19th Century; association; Association Copies; Association Copy; Erstausgabe; german; Inscribed; nineteenth century; Poetry; Rare Books; Signed; Widmungsexemplar. 12°.. Bedruckter Originalkarton nach einem Entwurf von Valery David-Rhonfeld. Gering berieben. Mit handschriftlicher Notiz von Valery David-Rhonfeld "Letztes Weihnachtsgeschenk von René Rilke an Valery-David-Rhonfeld. 1895.-". Ein bedeutendes Exemplar der Literaturgeschichte. Valery David-Rhonfeld hat dieses letzte Weihnachtsgeschenk Rilkes nicht nur angenommen sondern quasi als Reliquie aufbewahrt und Besuchern gelegentlich mit anderen Werken Rilkes gezeigt [siehe: Helena Tomanová-Weissova - Begegnungen in Prag - Begegnung mit Valerie - "Als Kind lebte ich auf einer Insel inmitten der deutschsprachigen Minderheit Prags...Paul Leppin, eine typische Persönlichkeit der Prager Literaturszene, wohnte in unserer Nachbarschaft [...] Paul Leppin, der eben einen Artikel für das Prager Tagblatt geschrieben hatte - über den Besuch bei René M. Rilkes erster Verlobten... Einige Jahre später ermöglichte Paul Leppin auch mir dieses Erlebnis. Valerie David wohnte in der gleichen Gasse wie er in einer kleinen Wohnung im Hochparterre eines Mietshauses [...] Bis heute erinnere ich mich an ...... die beiden kleinen Truhen aus edlem Holz. In diesen Truhen bewahrte die alte Dame Erinnerungen an die Zeit auf, als der blutjunge René die schöne Vally liebte. Die umfangreiche Korrespondenz - über 130 Briefe - hatte sie an Curt Hirschfeld verkauft. Rilke lag auf dem Friedhof von Raron und der Wert seiner Autographen war gestiegen. Aber sicher gab es in den Truhen noch Dinge von denen sich Valerie nicht trennen mochte. Bevor ich Sie besichtigen durfte, erzählte mir das Fräulein Baronin ausführlich von Ihrer Familie.....Es waren die wertvollen Spitzen der alten Dame (Valeries Großmutter) gewesen die die Herausgabe von Rilkes erstem Gedichtband "Leben und Lieder"... ermöglicht hatten. Aber dies erzählte Fräulein von Rhonfeld erst, als sie das Bändchen aus der Truhe holte, zugleich mit der Erstausgabe der "Larenopfer", deren Einband Vally David entworfen hatte...."]. Ja, Valery David-Rhonfeld lebte in der Vergangenheit. Sie musste aus der Ferne erleben wie Rilke zu einem der erfolgreichsten und beliebtesten Lyriker Ihrer Zeit wurde. Sie hat sich entschieden für den Rest Ihres Lebens die erste Verlobte Rilkes zu bleiben. Und das von Ihr aufbewahrte Widmungsexemplar der "Larenopfer" steht für die verlorene erste grosse Liebe aller Heranwachsenden. Für uns, den Betrachter, bleibt dieses Exemplar der "Larenopfer" ein Symbol der Kraft Ihrer verlorenen Liebe; aber auch die Nähe zu Rilkes Geburt als bedeutender Lyriker und Schriftsteller ist für uns hier im Zeitsprung, umweglos erfahrbar.

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        MY LADY NICOTINE; A STUDY IN SMOKE, BY J. M. BARRIE. ILLUSTRATED BY M. B. PRENDERGAST. (Presentation Copy from the Publisher to Everett C. Bumpus)

      Boston: Joseph Knight Company. Near Fine. 1896. CLOTHBOUND. 8vo; xiii,276 pages; Remarkably free of any binding wear. Brilliant pictorial front board with gilt lettered title. First American edition. First binding: original illustrated green cloth; top edges gilt; monogram of the Joseph Knight Company at foot of spine. Description : xiii, 276 pages including frontispiece, illustrations. 19 mC. Title-page illustrated in color. With a small graphic bookplate. Ever so slight trace of split of endpaper at the front hinge. Presentation copy: "With compliments of Joseph Knight July 5/96". E. C. Bumpus' calling card on rear pastedown. Bumpus was an important magistrate of the Boston area court system. .

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      London: Vale Press, 1896. ONE OF 310 COPIES. Hardcover. 197 x 130 mm (7 3/4 x 5 1/8"). lxxix pp. Edited by T. Sturge Moore. ONE OF 310 COPIES. EXCEPTIONALLY PRETTY RED MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY GILT, BY STIKEMAN (signed on front pastedown), covers with border comprising a single gilt rule and widely spaced dots, central rectangular panel formed by a pair of leafy vines (tied together with a bow at bottom, rising vertically, and then nearly touching as they turn inward along the top), spine panels and turn-ins similarly decorated, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers. In a lined morocco-backed red folding box. Woodcut border, vignette, and initials, all by Charles Ricketts. Ricketts, p. xx. Tomkinson, p. 165. Just a hint of wear to tiny portions of the front joint, but A VERY FINE COPY IN A LOVELY BINDING. This is a finely bound copy of the fifth book issued by the Vale Press and the first in its series of Shakespeare volumes. During the last two decades at the end of the 19th century, Henry Stikeman was generally considered to be the leading binder in America, exhibiting "extraordinary skill . . . in design, inlaying, and tooling." (Maser collection) This binding is more delicate in design, more feminine than typical Stikeman work, and that suits very well the content of the volume. The Vale books, which Cave says were "far truer to the spirit of fifteenth-century printing than Kelmscott work," included nearly 50 titles issued during the eight-year life of the press, and both the impressive output and the press' considerable artistic success can be attributed to the fact that Ricketts was in control of every facet of the operation. Tomkinson observes, "Although the actual printing was done on the premises of the Ballantyne Press, the Vale books were built entirely on Mr. Ricketts' design under his personal supervision on a press set apart for his sole use; the founts, decorations, illustrations (including the engraving on the wood), watermarks, and pagination were all the work of Mr. Ricketts, and it is doubtful if, in the history of printing, books have been made which reflect the invention and work of one man more explicitly than do the Vale books.".

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        The Adventures of the Vegemen and the Brownies

      London: Ernest Squibb, 1896. Stapled binding, worn with chips, some of the spine lacking and rear top corner. Spine detached. Tape to all spine edges, this might be original. Three closed tears to first page of which is 3". 20pp with 10 full page colour illustrations. Colours bright but pages browned, wear to some edges a few pages with a light crease as you would expect with something of this age. An interesting and scarce item. . Paperback. Poor/No Jacket.

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        [Essex House Press] The Trinity Hospital in Mile End; An Object Lesson in National History

      London: Guild & School of Handcraft, Essex House, 1896. Quarto. 36pp. First edition. Illustrated with thirteen plates, several of which are fold-outs. The book was created in an attempt to prevent the demolition of the seventeenth-century Trinity Hospital; in the end, the campaign was successful, and the building was saved. Ashbee's text explains the historic and architectural significance of the building. The illustrations depict architectural details, and two of the plates have hand-colored illustrations of stained glass window designs. Others show a map of the grounds, an aerial view, elevation drawings, and depictions of statues. Charles Robert Ashbee, an architect, designer, and the founder of the Essex House Press, founded the Guild & School of Handcraft in 1888 in order to protect the status of craftsmen and to promote a high standard of work. This book demonstrates the attention to design, type, and detail that would characterize the work of the Essex House Press. Bound in tan wrappers with yapped edges, printed with Ashbee's flower insignia to the front cover. Edges of covers show some fraying, as usual, else a near fine copy of a fragile book. An early and uncommon work by Ashbee.

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        Eine neue Art von Strahlen [About a new kind of rays]

      Wurzburg: Stahel'schen K. Hof- Und Universitats- Buch- Und Kunsthandluch. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST PRINTING, RARE OFFPRINT in original wrappers of Rontgen's announcement of the discovery of the X-ray. "Hertz and Lenard had published on the penetrating powers of cathode rays (electrons) and Rontgen thought that there were unsolved problems worth investigation... As a preliminary to viewing the cathode rays on a fluorescent screen, Rontgen completely covered his discharge tube with a black card, and then chanced to notice that such a screen lying on a bench some distance away was glowing brightly. Although others had operated Crookes tubes in laboratories for over thirty years, it was Rontgen who found that X rays are emitted by the part of the glass wall of the tube that is opposite the cathode and that receives the beam of cathode rays. He spent six weeks in absolute concentration, repeating and extending his observations on the properties of the new rays. He found that they travel in straight lines, cannot be refracted or reflected, are not deviated by a magnet, and can travel about two meters in air. He soon discovered the penetrating properties of the rays... The apparent magical nature of the new rays was something of a shock even to Rontgen... On 22 December he brought his wife into the laboratory and made an X-ray photograph of her hand" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Rontgen now needed to "substantiate his discovery if he was to claim priority and the credit of the scientific community... He persuaded a friend, the president of the local Physical Medical Society in Wurzberg, to include a handwritten paper, announcing the discovery of his 'new kind of rays', as a very late addition to the society's proceedings. He had priority of publication. Now, to spread the word about his 'X-rays', Rontgen bundled up preprints with copies of his photographs and sent them to the leading physicists of Europe, mailing packages on New Year's Day 1896" (Agar, Science in the 20th Century and Beyond). In 1901 Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize awarded in physics "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him." Provenance: The present "preprint" or offprint was received by the noted Swiss physicist Edouard Sarasin (1843-1917), with his signature on the front wrapper. Also with "gratis" stamp from the publisher on front wrapper. First printing, first issue with final blank and without separate title page (as issued). Note: A "Part II" was issued in March 1896 discussing a few improvements and an intensity scale. WITH: A very early illustration of the x-ray printed in the Supplement a la Patrie Suisse on 22 January 1896. Wurzburg: Stahel'schen K. Hof- Und Universitats- Buch- Und Kunsthandluch, 1895. Original wrappers. Faint toning to wrapper edges (as usual), very faint evidence of crease to wrappers. RARE, particularly in such fine condition.

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        The Savoy

      London: Leonard Smithers, January - December 1896. An Illustrated Quarterly. 8 volumes, quarto. Numbers 1 and 2 in the original pink decorated boards, numbers 3-8 in the blue-green illustrated wrappers as issued. Advertisements to the rear of all numbers, and also to the front of number 1; also including, laid in to number 1: the Beardsley-illustrated Christmas card, and a pamphlet advertising Robert B. Douglas's Life and Times of Madame Du Barry; number 2: leaf advertising the second edition of Arthur Symons's Silhouettes; and number 7: leaf announcing the discontinuation of The Savoy and advertising the complete set bound in 3 volumes. Some leaves uncut in numbers 3 and 7. Beardsley illustrations to the covers/wrappers, title pages, plates and in the text throughout the series, illustrated plates also by numerous others throughout. Bookplates of Barry Humphries to numbers 5 and 6. Numbers 1 and 2 rubbed at the edges, spines somewhat chipped and tanned, internally quite clean; numbers 3, 4, 7 and 8 spines worn and wrappers chipped with tape repairs to the edges of numbers 3 and 4 and some wrappers loose, mild marks to wrappers and mild spotting to some leaves, numbers 5 and 6 generally more sound and clean; one the whole a good complete set. All published of Beardsley and Symons's Savoy periodical that spanned the year 1896, Beardsley's "Annus Mirabilis" (R. A. Walker); all first editions and as issued (numbers 1 and 2 in the original decorated pink boards, the others in green/blue wrappers). The Savoy was the brainchild of Leonard Smithers, publisher and "dandified fantastic adventurer" (MacFall), who decided to create a magazine to rival The Yellow Book; he enjoined Aubrey Beardsley (who had just been expelled from The Yellow Book) as art editor, and made the judicious choice for literary editor of poet and essayist Arthur Symons, thus creating a culturally potent double-act. They met in the summer of 1895 to discuss the project, which, though ultimately assigning its demise to having "not conquered the general public" (Editorial Note, number 7), did nonetheless gather together for a year, and publish under an art-for-art's-sake aegis, some of the great writers and artists of the day. The Savoy included literary content by: Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, Bliss Carman, Joseph Conrad, Ernest Dowson, Havelock Ellis, Edmund Gosse, Ford Maddox Hueffer, Selwyn Image, Lionel Johnson, Fiona Macleod, Stéphane Mallarmé (trans. George Moore), Joseph Pennell, Ernest Rhys, Olivia Shakespear, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Symons, Paul Verlaine (trans. A. Symons), Francois Villon (trans. T. Wratislaw), Theodore Wratislaw, and W. B. Yeats; and artistic content by: Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, William Blake (the July, August & September issues are half-dedicated to a showcase of Blake's Dante watercolours, each with an essay on Blake by W. B. Yeats), Charles Conder, William F. Horton, Joseph Pennell, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, W. Rothenstein, F. Sandys, Charles H. Shannon, Walter Sickert, and J. McNeill Whistler. The content of the final December issue is contributed entirely by Beardsley and Symons (including a translation of Mallarmé's Herodiade, and a memoir of a trip to the Isle of Aran, preceding J. M. Synge's famous trip by two years). Scarce found complete and as issued.

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        Walnut writing box presented to Rev. Thomas Ellis Jones

      by the Beryl St. Baptist Church, Broken Hill, NSW, December 1st 1896. Rev. Jones was a Welsh preacher from St. Asaph, North Wales. He preached at the Welsh Church, Bristol and in the Midlands before migrating to New Zealand, where he spent 5 years at Auckland & Timaru. During this time, he held the position of Grand Chaplain of New Zealand. Jones probably arrived in Broken Hill in 1893 and departed in 1896. One commendation is from the Silver Star L&C No. 2, Broken Hill. Another printed baptismal sermon was preached by E.J. Tuck at South Broken Hill 1893. Other paper items include 4 printed pamphlets; letter from Thomas Cook Ltd, Sydney 1900; mimeographed newsletter for Easter School for Ministers 1887-97; a number of newspaper clippings, a handsome receipt from Pianoforte Organ & Music Warehouse, Hunter St., Newcastle, 1899. The writing desk contains the preacher's correspondence, approximately 50 letters. The 1st correspondence from Australia dates from 1890 from Sandhurst, Victoria, and ends in 1900 with a letter from Grafton, NSW. Most of the letters are letters of commendation for the job Rev. Jones has done. In all, a fascinating collection of papers tracking the life of a travelling minister through S.E. Australia. Housed in a superb Victorian writing box w/ brass inlays, leather writing surface & a number of secret compartments [one of which was used to house these documents]. Fine Australian association piece.

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