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

      Stahel'schen K. Hof Und Universitats Buch Und Kunsthandluch 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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        ANTONIO ALLEGRI DA CORREGGIO His Life, his Friends, and his Time. London, William Heinemann, 1896.

      Pregevole ril. in tela verde con elegante decorazione impressa a secco, titolo in oro al dorso e alla coperta, cm 31x22, pp XXII, 408, 37 splendide tavv f.t. in varie tonalità, 190 ill. b/n nel t. Ex libris. Ottimo esemplare. Disponibile anche 1 copia con testo in tedesco.

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        Aphrodite. Moeurs Antiques.

      Paris: Société du Mercure de France 1896. 334 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and topedge gilt in nice contemporary halfleather with 4 raised bands with blind tooled decorations. (G. Huser).. With a numbering of 350,000 copies sold in the authors life time, this novel was the best selling work by any living French author in his day. Aphrodite is set in Mediterranean antiquity, where the author constructs an imaginary alternative to the physical and moral climate of his time. Limited edition in unknown quantity of which this no 196

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Catalogue de la bibliothèque de feu m.

      le comte Riant. I-II:1-2. Maçon, Protat frères, 1896-99. 8:o. VI,409 + LXXII,396 + (4),645 s. Tre fina obetydligt nötta halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind, blindpressad ryggdekor och övre guldsnitt (Hedberg, 1930-37). Omslagen medbundna, främre omslag till den andra volymen ngt lagerfläckigt och de övriga obetydligt solkade. Med Gustaf Bernströms guldpressade pärmexlibris och densammes anteckning "coll. cat.", biblioteksstpl på baksidan av titelbladet till del II:1.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 4686 för första delen. Tryckt i 300 ex. Med ett personregister på s. 381-409 i första delen. Paul Eduard Didier Riant forskade i huvudsak om det Ottomanska riket och korstågen, men han fick med tiden ett alltmer tilltagande intresse för Sverige och Skandinavien, något som inte minst avspeglades i hans bokhyllor. Han avled 1888 och efterlämnade en enastående boksamling till försäljning i två delar. Den första katalogen med den skandinaviska samlingen omfattar 2641 nummer och här finns bl.a. Birgittas uppenbarelser i Gothanupplagan 1492, Olaus Magnus 1555, tretton Kankel-tryck och en post omfattande 19000 avhandlingar (inköpta från Gabriel Marklin). Klemming och Riant hade omfattande bytesförbindelser och Riant understödde flera av Klemmings utgivningsprojekt. Den skandinaviska samlingen köptes in av universitetet i Yale, medan den historiska delen som omfattade 5192 poster förvärvades av universitetet i Harvard

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        Jude the Obscure. With an etching by J. Macbeth-Raeburn and a map of Wessex. FIRST EDITION.

      Osgood, McIlvaine. (Wessex novels, vol. VIII.) 1896[1895] Half title, front., map; leaves sl. browned. Partially uncut in orig. dark green vertical-ribbed cloth, gilt monogram on front board, spine lettered in gilt. t.e.g. A v.g. bright copy.Wolff 2979; Purdy pp86-87. With the early gatherings in the first state, all partially blank pages between A-H are numbered.

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        Favourite Flowers of Garden AND Greenhouse. [Edited by W. Watson, the plates selected and arranged by D. Bois]

      London, Frederick Warne, 1896. FIRST EDITION. 4 Vols, Royal 8vo, original green roan,[leather] raised bands gilt decorations. a.e.g. 691pp (continuous pagination), chromolithographed coloured plates, with printed captions detailing species and size. 311 OF 312 PLATES. Lacking one plate. no. 268 "Plantain Lily, Funkia ovata". Also plate No.252 loose. Binding a little worn.Overall a good set. (SHELF 7)

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        Bracebridge Hall, or, The Humorists: Two Volumes

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1896. Heyliger edition. This is number 43 of one hundred copies. English calf decorated with gilt. Top edge gilt. Red suede pastedowns embossed with gilt and red suede endpapers blind stamped with similar decor. Two volumes. Front endpapers loose and laid in, spine a bit faded, else near fine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Codice Messicano Vaticano no. 3773

      Roma: Stabilimento Danesi. 1896. An 1896 facsimile of a Precolumbian Mexican codex produced by the Duke of Loubat from the original housed in the Vatican library. Joseph Florimond Loubat, whose title was conferred on him by Pope Leo XIII in recognition of his large gifts to the Catholic Church, was an American philanthropist who had, among other things, an interest in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican history and archaeology. In particular, he studied and wrote commentaries on a number of the surviving pre-Columbian codices, including this one. In 1896, to correct an error in an earlier description and transliteration of this particular codex, he commissioned a facsimile edition to be done using photochromography, reproducing the entire 48 leaves of the folding codex, as well as reproducing the wooden binding of the codex. Fifty copies of the facsimile were created, each housed in a folding wood-and-leather box along with three pamphlets about the codex, one in English, one in Italian, and one in Spanish. The facsimile codex and the three pamphlets are here present and complete as issued; each bears ex-library markings from a no longer extant Catholic school. A rare edition: OCLC locates only three copies. In original quarter leather wooden box (damaged). Otherwise, very good. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The genus masdevallia.

      Issued by the Marquess of Lothian, K.T., chiefly from plants in his collection of orchids at Newbattle Abbey. With additional notes by F.C. Lehmann (German Consul in the Republic of Colombia). London, R.H. Porter, 1896. Folio (435 x 315mm). pp. (228), with 1 double-page chromolithographed map, 87 (1 double-page) handcoloured lithographed plates and 61 wood-engravings in the text. Contemporary half green morocco, spine with 5 raised bands gilt ornaments and lettering. A good copy of this rare and most beautiful publication on the genus Masdevallia. "The original intention was to issue 250 copies, and it has been estimated that approx. 150 were actually issued, with just over 100 being bound" (S. Manning, Florence H. Woolward botanical artist 1854-1936, published in 'The Orchid Review' vol. 104). "Since the article you quote was written, I obtained the handwritten account book of Florence Woolward dealing with the printing and publication of 'The Genus Masdevallia'. In it, details show clearly that only 100 copies were printed" (Personal e-mail from Steve Manning). The magnificently executed plates are drawn and lithographed by the author herself. These handcoloured lithographs depict all Masdevallia-species in cultivation life-size. Excellent wood-engravings after a photograph of the perfect plant are given in the text. 'Drawings also of numerous species entirely unknown in this country, or known hitherto only as dried specimens, are generously promised by Consul F.C. Lehmann, whose exceptional advantages as a skilled botanist collecting for many years in those regions of Central and South America where alone Masdevallias are found, place him at the head of authorities upon the genus' (From the Preface). Some foxing mainly confined to the text. The nine printed wrappers of the original parts bound at the end. Small stamp on verso of title. Nissen BBI, 2185.

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        Maggie ( 1st/1st - First Issue - Author's First Book )

      D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. D. Appleton and Company, New York 1896. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1896 on the title and copyright pages. First issue with upper and lower case letters on the title page. {BAL 4075}. Tan cloth boards with red and black lettering and decorations. This is the first edition published under the author's name. The author privately printed this book under the pen name Johnston Smith in 1893 in paper wraps which is extremely rare. Book Condition: Very Good, book is tight and square, spots on the cloth boards, darkening at the spine, light shelf wear, previous owner's decorative bookplate the front endpaper and a gift inscription on the following page from 1896, tight spine, mildly age toned pages.

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        Deutscher Litteratur Kalender auf das Jahr

      Lpz., Göschen 1896 ff.. 22 Jahrgänge. 18. Jg. 1896 - 60. Jg. 1988. 8°. OHLn. u. OLn. Kanten tlw. berieb. Vorhandene Jahrgänge: 1896-1898, 1900-1902, 1904, 1906. 1908-1913, 1917, 1928, 1939, 1953, 1963, 1967, 1984, 1988.

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        Traite De Mecanique Celeste - 4 Volumes Complete

      Paris: Gauthier-villars Etc, 1896. First Edition. Hard Cover. Volumes 4 from 1896 and Volume 3 from 1894 are both bound in a bright red later half cloth with cracked joints (still holding). Volumes 2 from 1891 and Volume 1 from 1889 are both worn blue cloth prize bindings awarded to an "AHS Gillson St. Johns' College Cambridge in 1909". Traite de Mechanique Celeste is Tisserand's greatest work, an up-to-date version of La-place's Mecanique Celeste. -DSB Corners worn on all volumes, clean internally noting occasional marginal notes in the Gillson volumes. Bindings are fundamentally sound but joints are worn or cracked, with significant wear to the head and tail of spine panel on the Gillson volumes. Good.

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

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        The Architectural Review:for the Artist and Craftsman - Volumes One to Eight Inclusive

      London: Effingham House, , 1896. eight volumes, November 1896 to December 1900, bound in old, presumably contemporary half-calf and purple cloth on boards, leather on vols. 1 to 4 much scuffed, later volumes less so, spine hinges cracking at both ends in vols. 1 to 3, text blocks in all volumes clean and sound, profusely illustrated. According to the website of its descendant, The Architectural Review, 'the earliest issues were large in format and plainly intended to make the discussion of architecture visual as well as verbal... very much an Arts and Crafts organ inspired by John Ruskin and AWN Pugin, the movement’s great patriarchs.' Heavy item.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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      London: Henry & Co., 1896-97. First ed. Two volumes, 4to., 243, (ix) / 266, (7) pp. Gilt-embossed cloth which shows light wear; moderate foxing on the endpapers and foredges. The second volume has the scarce dust wrapper illustrated by Charles Ricketts, which is chipped at the spine ends and slightly along the edges. Very good. This illustrated literary anthology lists among its contributors: Austin Dobson, Edmund Gosse, Max Beerbohm, W.B. Yeats, A.C. Swinburne, D.G. Rossetti, Charles Ricketts, Edward Burne-Jones, Walter Crane, with an original lithograph by James M'Neil Whistler and a woodcut from five blocks by Lucien Pisarro.

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      London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. First edition of the author's first book, copy no. 3 of 30 printed on Japanese vellum, numbered and initialed by the publisher. Small 4to. 57, [1] pp. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Vellum paper over boards, with design on the front cover by Aubrey Beardsley, upper joint cracked, covers and spine rubbed and soiled, text with some stains and soiling, occasional tears at margins from carelesss opening, in custom jacket and box (defective). Nelson and Mendes 1896.9; Lasner, Beardsley 106; Hayward, English Poetrey 307; Turn of A Century, 1885-1910 Exhibtion Cartalog #30 . The first book by Dowson, contiaining his most famous poem "Non Sum Qualis Eram -" with the refrain "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion!" An interesting, albeit somewhat worn copy of this Dowson rarity, certainly one of the cornerstones of the literature of the 90s, here in its rarest state; and with a previous owner's manuscript quotation from Joseph Roux penned on the inside front cover in purple ink ("Qu'est-ce [que] l'expErience? Une pauvre petite cabane construite avec les dEbris de ces palais d'or et de marbre appelEs nos illusions" ["What is experience? A pitiful little shack built out of the ruins of those gold and marbled palaces called our illusions"]), and a note in pencil to the effect that this is critic "Henry Davray's copy, with an epigram inscribed by Ernest Dowon on the inner cover" (Dowson dedicated his poem "To One in Bedlam" to Davray). The epigram is certainly not from Dowson; we see no evidence that it is in his hand, or that the copy is Davray's

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        A Window in Thrums

      Henry Altemus. Hardcover. Scarce! 1896. First Edition. Henry Altemus., 285 pages. (Small 6 x 4.25 x .75 inches Hardcover) Acceptable Condition., no dust jacket, moisture damage to back cover with stain/warping , name card stuck to first blank page, rest of Text is otherwise unmarked! Binding is good. Next day Shipping with tracking! A Window in Thrums by J. M. Barrie Biblio . Fair. 1896. 1896 First Edition.

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        THE THOUSAND & ONE NIGHTS. Or, Arabian Nights Entertainments. Translated by Edward W. Lane, with an introduction by Joseph Jacobs, and illustrations by Frank Brangwyn

      Gibbings & Company. London.,1896. SIX VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.4 x 5.4 inches). Delux edition, limited to only 100 numbered sets, printed on hand made large paper, signed by the publisher in volume one. Illustrated with decorative title pages and 36 fine full page mono plates by Brangwyn. A clean and tight set in publishers yellow buckram bindings with printed paper labels on spines. Some minor and uniform darkening to the spines and all labels suffering with some chipping. Prevous owners bookplate (Leonard A Magnus- Edited many books including; Russian Folk tales, Heroic Ballads of Russia, Pors and Cons of the Great War, Concise Grammar of Russian Language), on the front pastedown endpaper of volume one. Overall a very good set.:

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        The Thousand and One Nights; or, Arabian Nights Entertainments

      London. Gibbings and Company. 1896. Spectacularly bound in the Art Nouveau style in pictorial decorated yellow cloth. Stylized Nouveau covers with embossed fleural motifs and titles in green and pink. Nouveau motif in pink and green to spine. Gilt titles. Deckled fore and bottom edges. Top edges gilded. 12mo.4.5"x7.0". This Edition, printed upon Hand-made paper, Limited to only 100 numbered copies, of which this is number 62. Signed by the publisher to Limitation Page. Illustrated by pictorial prelims, title pages,chapter heads and 36 full page half-tone plates by Frank Brangwyn. A supreme example of high Art Nouveau book design. The slightest of usual darkening to various spines and covers. Bookseller label and attractive bookplate to front pastedowns. Offset to blank front and rear free endsheets.Very slight, short wrinkle to cloth of two covers. A lavish, crisp Fine set.

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        The Well at the World's End

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1896. Two volumes complete - Volume One - vii, [1], 378pp [2] and Volume Two - vi, [2], 3-279pp, [1]. Early twentieth century calf, smooth backs, divided into three unequal panels, the first with author, title and volume, the second with a sunburst motif over the ocean and the third to foot with place and date all in gilt. Upper covers with title to head, author to foot, with another sunburst over the ocean motif, rear covers with central roundel and stars design, inner edges with small roundels and fleur de lis to corners, with vellum doublures, t.e.g. Ex-library (Wigan Public Library), with blind stamp to title and last page of text. Rubbed to extremities, couple of very minor splits to joints, some colour has been touched in to foot of rear joint of volume two and to the inner joints of both volumes. Internally fairly bright, occasional minor soiling, K3 and K4 of volume one grubby, but generally clean. The binding is by Starrs of Wigan. The first trade edition (after the Kelmscott edition), LeMire A80.02. First Thus. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo. Ex-Library.

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

      NY and London: Macmillan, 1896. First edition, first printing of the first edition in English. Translated by Alexander Tille, containing all four parts. Hard cover in original cloth. Published NY and London: Macmillan, 1896. 8vo., xxiii+479pp. plus 6 pages of publisher's ads. Green cloth with gilt titles. Spine sunned with a stain darkened area, short nick tear at the front hinge, wear at the tips, crown and heel, some soiling to the cloth, old pasteover on front pastedown, a few pages opened roughly, light foxing to the ads, name on flyleaf. Text block clean and bright, unmarked, binding tight, straight and square. Good plus overall. Very good internally. . 1st. Hard. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo..

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM H. PRESCOTT. Leather set. History Conquest of Mexico, Peru, England, Ferdinand and Isabella... Complete in 12 volumes

      London: Gibbings & Company, 1896. Bound in calf leather bindings. Gilded spines. Highly intricate gilding. Raised hubs. Two leather labels. The top edges are gilded. Rag style paper. Red and black title pages. Marbled end papers. 8 7/8 inches tall. Roughly 20 inches of shelf space. In excellent condition. Very fresh and clean internally. Some general usage wear and abrasion. All the hinges are attached, although one of the hinges has been archivally reattached, some minor starting. Some labels with wear as shown. No foxing. An early name. There is a lot of demand for such ornate calf leather bindings. This set displays exceptionally well. Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (1856–1858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a great impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. During his lifetime, he was upheld as one of the greatest living American intellectuals, and knew personally many of the leading political figures of the day, in both the United States and Britain. Prescott has become one of the most widely translated American historians, and was an important figure in the development of history as a rigorous academic discipline. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries.

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        Jude the Obscure

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co.,, 1896. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in dark green morocco, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, single-line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Frontispiece etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a map of Wessex. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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      1896. hardcover. Twain, Mark. TOM SAWYER ABROAD | TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE | and Other Stories. Etc., Etc. Illustrated. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth with monogram device in gilt. <p>First Edition (of TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE). Twain wrote TOM SAWYER ABROAD, with Tom, Huck and Jim traveling all over the world in a self-propelled balloon, in an attempt to combine the popularity of Tom and Huck with the popularity of Jules Verne. In March 1894, Twain himself published that book (under the name of Charles L. Webster & Co.); a month later Twain abandoned the publishing house (and his ill-advised efforts with the Paige typesetter) and filed for personal bankruptcy. Two years later Twain was similarly hoping to capitalize on the popularity of Sherlock Holmes (whose "Adventures" and "Memoirs" had just been published in the U.S. by Harper) -- and the result was TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE. In the U.S., with "Charles L. Webster & Co." out of business, Harper published this volume containing these new detective adventures together with the earlier balloon adventures (as well as some other earlier pieces); this was done a week before Chatto & Windus of London published TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE by itself.</p> <p>For reasons not entirely known, this hefty 412-page volume has become one of the (if not <i>the</i>) scarcest of all of Twain&#39;s later works. Although the number of copies printed is unknown, clearly Harper produced a very small edition. Perhaps it was that half of the book had already appeared two years earlier; perhaps it had to do with Harper knowing that the new half was prompted by their new client from England (whom they did not wish to offend), Arthur Conan Doyle.</p> <p>In any event, this is a <i>tough</i> first edition to find, and even then it typically shows up in miserable condition. This however is a near-fine copy, with a little of the almost-unavoidable fading of the spine; the volume is not at all askew, though copies usually are. There is just the merest hint of shelfwear at the corners, a small corner chipped off the rear free endpaper, and a bookplate plus Christmas 1896 inscription on the front pastedown. In all, it is the best copy we have seen (and we have not seen many) in over twenty years. Blanck 3447 (this edition is <i>not</i> cited in the McBride bibliography of Twain, as it was lacking from the two Hartford collections upon which that reference work was based). Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.</p> NONFICTION, MYSTERY / DETECTIVE, CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:8180)

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        Bradley: His Book

      Springfield, MAss.: The Wayside Press, 1896-1897. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Volume I number 1 through Volume II number 3. Volume I is tall, thin 8vo. containing the four numbers of Volume I. Volume II is 4to. containing the three complete numbers of Volume II (all published but for a fragmentary No. 4, not present here.) Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers with cloth inner hinges. A compilation of stories and poetry richly illustrated throughout with reproductions of the work of Beardsley, Morris, Burne-Jones, Parrish, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, by a master of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Unfortunately in 1897 Bradley&#39;s health suffered; he had to sell the Wayside Press and was unable to complete the final number of volume II. Spines are significantly sunned and the leather and marbled paper are rubbed in places. A fine copy of the bound seven numbers; the leather of the binding is sunned on the spines and rear board of Volume II, and the leather and paper are rubbed. Overall a nice copy in a very good binding. Scarce.

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        Ford Madox Brown: A Record of His Life and Work

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896. Hard Cover. TIPPED IN 2 PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM FORD MADOX BROWN AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. The book was inscribed in 1929 to noted book collector Frank Irving Fletcher from Ford Madox Hueffer, with "Mr. Ford" in parentheses. The letter from Ford Madox Brown is dated November 27, 1892, and is written to the poet William Allingham. The letter says "My dear Allingham, I am putting in for the Slade Professorship at Cambridge and I don&#39;t think it likely that anyone more to your tastes is likely to come forward - If you know any that are high in office there and find yourself able at any time to say a good word for me, will you remember it. I shall most likely print some address, but print [crossed out] offer no testimonials and make no canvass - we have not been [?] for a good while but have ourselves been very quiet and in part of the time [?] since Cathy&#39;s marriage. Trusting soon to meet again believe me ever yours sincerely Ford Madox Brown." This extensive biography of one of the great artists of the Victorian age was written by his also famous grandson, the author Ford Madox Ford, who later changed his last name from Hueffer in homage to his grandfather. Although Madox Brown was never a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he was closely associated with them, in particular, with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Bound in white cloth with beautiful and intricate green, blue, red design by Walter Crane, with gilt stamped title and author to front board and bright gilt title author and title to spine. The covers are generally quite bright and clean, although there is some browning to the spine and minor rubbing to cloth along head of spine as well as some smudging to the rear board and minor wear to the corners. The interior is in beautiful condition. The frontispiece and many of the 40+ black or sepia and white illustrations are protected with labeled tissue guards. Bookplate of noted oilman and collector Frank Hadley affixed to front pastedown. The bookplate appropriately depicts oil wells. An exceptional copy of an interesting association copy. 459 pages including appendices and index. PRERAPH/101110. Very Good.

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        Livets Spil. Orig. udg.

      Kbhvn. 1896. 201 s. Orig. komp. hellrd. Meget velholdt ekspl

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        Carriages Without Horses Shall Go" , Being a Reprint of a Paper on Horseless Road Locomotion Read before Section G of The British Association, Liverpool, September 23, 1896 To which is added, remarks on the future of horseless road locomotion, notes on the new enactment, the Locomotives on Highways Act, 1896, evolution in modes of travel, the "Engineer" competition 1897, the Local Government Board regulations, and

      London: Whittaker & Co., 1896. First edition. Ex-library. Hardcover. Yes. xvi,131,(1)pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and 40 illustrations on 30 plates of horseless carriages. Recent quarter leather, gilt spine titles, cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Ex-library copy with stamp and number on the title page; general soil throughout, esp. the title, and a few closed marginal tears (no loss). Scarce. The first books on the automobile appeared in English in 1896; this is one of them.

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        Livets spil.

      Kbh. 1896. 8vo. 201 s.. Dekorert originalbind. Ex libris på forsats. Et pent eksemplar

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      Kobenhavn : Gyldendalske Boghandles Forlag ( F. Hegel & Son ), 1896. 245 pages; Green Blue Cloth, Blind Stamped on Rear Cover; Very Elaborate Decorations, Borders and Lettering in Black and Very Bright Gilt; Patterned Endpages; All Edges Gilt; Previous Owner Name; Trace of Wear At Extremities; Otherwise, FINE; A BEAUTIFUL COPY!! . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        A Child&#39;s Garden of Verses

      1896. first edition. One of 150 Large Paper Copies on Japon Vellum Influenced by Walter Crane[ROBINSON, Charles, illustrator]. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child&#39;s Garden of Verses&#133; London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. One of 150 large-paper copies printed on Japon vellum paper. Octavo (8 3/4 x 6 inches; 224 x 151 mm.). xiv, 136, [8] pp. Over 150 line drawings including many full-page.Publisher&#39;s original dark red cloth as issued with the green cloth covers of the trade edition as doublures, paper label to spine, top edge gilt, others uncut. With an ALs, dated Oct. 8, 1896, from London bookseller P. Appleby Robson of Robson & Co. to a client offering this very fine copy.Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was born into a family of illustrators - his younger brother was William Heath Robinson and his older brother was Thomas Heath Robinson - and rose to become one of the most fashionable book-illustrators of his era. At age twenty-five he illustrated his first full book, A Child&#39;s Garden of Verses, with over 100 images. These illustrations for Stevenson&#39;s most endearing and popular book bear the influence of the Art Nouveau style, of his brother, W. Heath Robinson, Aubrey Beardsley, and , particularly, Walter Crane.Walter "Crane&#39;s Cantor Lectures on Decorative Illustration, given before the Society of Arts in 1889, were first published in book form in 1896, although Robinson was familiar with Crane&#39;s ideas when he illustrated and designed a Child&#39;s Garden of Verses."The book was to be seen as an integrated whole and, as such, it was wrong to ignore the relationship of the binding material, cover design, end-papers, and other &#39;preliminary&#39; elements to one another and the rest of the book, as it was thoughtless to arrange illustrations without considering the format of the book or the typeface with which they would be printed...Robinson...undoubtedly endorsed [Crane&#39;s] suggestions that, in any illustrated book, the preliminary material...should be suggestive of what was in store, secretive and a little playful, so that the reader was to pass on with bated breath until his initial excitement was complete with the splendour of a beautifully designed title-page" (de Freitas, Charles Robinson, p. 16).De Freitas, p. 83.

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      1896. SONGSTERS FOR FREEDOM--INSCRIBED HUTCHINSON, John Wallace. STORY OF THE HUTCHINSONS (Tribe of Jesse). Compiled and edited by Charles E. Mann. With an introduction by Frederick Douglass. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1896. 2 vols. First edition Inscribed presentation copy from John Hutchinson with a four line verse. The Hutchinsons, a popular singing family, toured tirelessly in support of the abolitionists, the temperance movement and women&#39;s suffrage. 8vo., blue cloth, spine in gilt, t.e.g. Illustrated throughout. . The set is edgeworn with a little loss to the spine ends, the front hinge of volume 1 is cracked and both rear hinges starting, still a solid set. (Not in Dumond; not in Work). Quite scarce.

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        The Works

      [Edited by F.S. Ellis and W.W. Skeat]. Hammersmith, London: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio. (16 11/16 x 11 5/16 inches). Uncut. Printed in red and black using Chaucer and Troy type. Woodcut title page, 26 nineteen-line woodcut initials, numerous other woodcut initials spanning three, six or ten lines, 14 woodcut borders (variously repeated), 18 woodcut frames to surround the illustrations (variously repeated), woodcut printer&#39;s device, all designed by William Morris and cut by W.H. Hooper, C.E. Keates and W. Spielmeyer, 87 woodcut illustrations designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, redrawn by Robert Catterson-Smith and cut by W.H. Hooper. Red morocco gilt, the covers with thin outer triple fillet gilt borders surrounding a large area of inlaid blue morocco, the onlays tooled with a wide elaborate border of interlacing strapwork, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt fillets, lettered in the second compartment, the others with simple repeat pattern, the wide gilt turn-ins with an elaborate overall design incorporating fillets and overall gilt scrolling stylized foliage with a three-leaved fleuron tool and extensive use of small circlets to represent berries, morocco pastedowns with an elaborate gilt-tooled border incorporating a brown morocco inlay, gilt fillets and cornerpieces tooled with stylized foliage, blue morocco front and rear free endleaf panelled in gilt with five fillets, red morocco box, lettered and tooled in gilt. "The Chaucer is not only the most important of the Kelmscott Press&#39;s productions; it is also one of the great books of the world" (Ray). The work was four years in the making and was produced by Morris completely without compromise: the text used was the best and most complete available, the paper was specially made entirely of linen rag, a new typeface was designed by Morris and cut purely for this work and a suite of exquisite illustrations was provided by Burne-Jones. Limited edition of 438 copies, this one of 425 copies. The germ of the idea for the Kelmscott Chaucer may well have sprung from Morris and Burne- Jones&#39;s days at Oxford where Morris is known to have developed a deep appreciation of Chaucer&#39;s works. Shortly after Morris founded the Kelmscott Press in 1891, he announced his intention of publishing an edition of Chaucer. The text was based on the Ellesmere manuscript (now in the Huntingdon Library, San Marino), as emended by Walter William Skeat, Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge (From Manet to Hockney), but it was only with difficulty that Morris was able to get permission from the Clarendon Press to use Skeat&#39;s version. Morris was not satisfied with any of the papers available and commissioned a supply of pure rag paper which incorporated a watermark designed by him. Morris initially intended to use his Troy typeface, but again was unhappy with the initial trials and another typeface, "Chaucer," was especially produced for this work (Morris did still use the Troy type for the titles of the longer poems). The illustrations took Burne-Jones over three years to design: the original intention had been that the work should include 48 designs, but, with Morris&#39;s approval, this was gradually increased by the artist to 60, then 72, then 87. This profusion of illustrations, recalling the stained- glass windows of the medieval church, has resulted in what Burne-Jones aptly called "a pocket cathedral, it is so full of design." "Thanks to R. Catterson-Smith&#39;s bold redrawing in ink of Burne-Jones&#39;s pencil drawings and the fine wood engravings which W.H. Hooper made ... they have ... the strength and stylistic consistency of the best fifteenth-century illustrations" (Ray p.159). By the time the work was finished Morris was already unwell with what was to prove to be his final illness, and the Kelmscott Chaucer remains a worthy swansong. Burne-Jones considered it the "finest book ever printed; if W. M.[orris] had done nothing else it would be enough" and Eleanor Garvey, writing in The Artist and the Book noted that it was perhaps "the most famous book of the modern private press movement, and the culmination of William Morris&#39; endeavour." The Artist and the Book 45; Clark Library Kelmscott and Doves pp.46-49; From Manet to Hockney 9; Peterson A40; Ransom Private Presses 40; Ray The Illustrator and the Book in England 258; Sparling 40; Tomkinson 40; Walsdorf 40

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        Contre l&#39;obscurité

      In La revue blanche N°75 de la septi? ann? Paris: In La revue blanche N°75 de la septième année, 1896. Broché. 17,5x26cm. Edition pré-originale, présentée sous double couverture muette crème, un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande dont le tirage à tout petit nombre n&#39;est pas précisé, seuls grands papiers. Autres contributions de H. Gauthier-Villars à propos de H.S. Chamberlain sur R. Wagner, Sédir sur l&#39;occultisme, Lugné-Poe sur Hamlet, S. Mallarmé, R. Coolus... Numéro illustré d&#39;un portrait de H. Ibsen par Félix Vallotton. Infimes piqûres marginales sans aucune gravité sur les plats de la double couverture, sinon agréable exemplaire. Rare. - In La revue blanche N°75 de la septième année, Paris _15 juillet 1896, 17,5x26cm, broché. - broché

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        Ubu roi

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1896. relié. 9,5x15,5cm. Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin chocolat, dos lisse orné d&#39;un motif floral central doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, plats de papier à motifs décoratifs floraux, gardes et contreplats de papier mauve, couvertures (comportant de petits manques et de légères restaurations marginales) conservées, reliure pastiche fin XIXè signée de Laurenchet. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé de l&#39;auteur à Georges Docquois sur la première garde. Une discrète restauration marginale sur la première garde, papier jauni comme généralement. - Mercure de France, Paris _1896, 9,5x15,5cm, relié. - relié

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      Paris, Societe du Mercure de France,, 1896. Moeurs Antiques. Large octavo. Contemporary tan three-quarter morocco by Paul Vie, marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Spine just a little dull but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Impression. Copy number 20 of the 40 printed on Hollande. There were 9 on japon and 10 on Whatman. These 59 copies together represent the entire first edition. With the author&#39;s flamboyant signed presentation inscription to an early blank, "A M. Henri Meilhac hommage de respectueuse admiration Pierre Louys". Meilhac was a playwright and contemporary of Louys.

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        The Selected Works

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, 1896. 15 volumes, octavo. Recent green morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some light browning to a few pages, an excellent set. The authorized and first collected edition of his works in a handsome morocco binding.

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        A Shropshire Lad

      London: Kegan Paul,, 1896. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, rules to boards with floral corner-pieces, twin rule to turn-ins with floral corner-pieces, cream endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression. 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&#39;s expense.

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        Lettres Intimes - 1842-1845 - Précédées de ma seur Henriette. + Nouvelles Lettres Intimes - 1846-1850 - .

      Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1896 + 1923. Both copies are uncut, numbered and on extra fine paper. They are bound w. all the orig. wrappers in two private very beautiful uniform half leather bindings of darker orange (like the wrappers) morocco w. single gilt line-frames and gilt titles on back. Flat capitals and top-edges gilt (Anker Kysters Eftf. 1977, -handsigned underneth the bookbinder-stamp by the particular bookbinder - "Mogens Dickow Lund"). Small tear to corner of back wrapper of"Lettres Intimes", otherwise a mint set.. First edition, numbered copies, of both works. The "Lettres Intimes" is number 5 of fifteen copies printed on Japan-paper: "Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage quinze exemplaires sur papier Impérial du Japon. Tous numérotés. No. 5." "Nouvelles Lettres Intimes" is number four of 50 copies on Holland-paper: "Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage cinquante exemplaires sur papier de Hollande numérotés. No. 4."Ernest Renan (1823-1892) was a French philologist, philosopher and historian. His father died when he was aged five, and his mother wanted him to become a priest. Until he was about 16 years old, he was trained by the Church, but due to his investigative and truth-seeking nature as well as his studies (e.g. Hebrew), he was in doubt as to the historical truth of the Scriptures, and with the help of his sister he chose his own path in life. "He studied intensively the languages of the Bible and filled a number of minor academic positions, frequently encountering difficulties because of the heterodoxy and outspokenness of his religious opinions." (Printing and the Mind of Man 352). In 1840 he began studying philosophy and later philology, in 1847 he took his degree as Agrégé de Philosophie and became master at the Lycée of Vendome. After having returned from a mission to Italy in the year 1850 where he gathered material for his historical-philosophical masterpiece, "Averroës et l'Averroisme", he was offered employment at the "Bibliothèque Nationale" (at the manuscript department). In 1861 he was chosen to become professor of Hebrew at the Collège de France, but because the emperor refused to ratify the appointment (inspired by the Clerical party), he was not established in the chair untill 1870. In 1878 he was elected for the Academy. Renan is considered a scolar of the greatest excellence and an impressive writer. Renan's closest confidante was his sister, Henriette, who helped him quit the clerical carrier. They helped eachother financially, travelled together (e.g. on archaeological expeditions) and lived together for many years of their lives. His widely famous work, "Vie de Jésus" is dedicated to her, and their correspondence is very interesting and catching

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        The Book of Ruth. Pictured and Designed by W. B. Macdougall with an Introduction by Ernest Rhys.

      London, J. M. Dent and Co., 1896 Uncut in publisher's original pictoral cloth with gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine and front board. With numerous beautiful full page woodcut illustrations. A fine and clean copy.. First printing of Macdougal's first and extraordinarily beautiful work - a work which by most is considered his best. His decorated borders clearly showing an influence by Aubrey Beardsley (La Morte d'Arthur) and William Morris and his Kelmscott Press.William Brown Macdougall (1868 - 1936) received his art education at the Glasgow Academy and at the Académie Julian in Paris, also working in the studios of Bouguereau,Jean-Paul Laurens and Tony Robert-Fleury, and becoming a member of the Salon des Artistes Français

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        Studies In The Art Of Anatomy Of Animals Being A Brief Analysis Of The Visible Forms Of The More Familiar Mammals And Birds. Designed For The Use Of Sculptors, Painters, Illustrators, Naturalists And Taxidermists

      Macmillan London: Macmillan, 1896. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 96 pages. Folio, 38 x 27 cm. Author's first book with 100 drawings by him. Index. As the author notes in his introduction, "There have been great genre painters who did not study anatomy, but there has never been a famous "animalier" who did not. Tipped-in at rear, "Magazine of Art" article on anatomical nature casts. Chipping at spine extremities and corners, back board with two narrow gauge penetrations not affecting images, small stain lower fore-edge of title page not affecting text.

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        La sicile. impressions du present et du passe'. paris, hachette, 1896.

      Cm. 35, pp. vi, 459 (1). Con moltissime incisioni xilografiche nel testo (anche a piena pagina) da disegni dello stesso autore. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con ampie punte, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Taglio di testa dorato. Conservate le belle brossure originali decorate in stile Liberty. Bell'esemplare, assolutamente privo delle usuali fioriture. Dalla frequentazione e dalla stretta amicizia dell'autore con Giuseppe Pitré nasce la presente opera di storia siciliana a quest'ultimo appunto dedicata. Non si tratta quindi della comune raccolta d'impressioni pittorico-turistiche del viaggiatore straniero in Italia, ma di uno studio approfondito sugli usi, i costumi, la storia e le tradizioni dell'isola. Importante ed ormai raro soprattutto in questo stato di conservazione.

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        Effi Briest. Roman.

      2 ungez. Bll., 520 S. Blauer, schwarz / gelblich illustr. OLwbd. Gutes Exemplar. WGII/41. Alter Namenszug im Vorsatz und auf dem Tbl. Kanten minimal berieben.

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        Galileo a madame cristina di lorena (1615). padova, tip. salmin, 1896.

      Mm. 19 x 13, pp. 206. Ritratto di Galileo inciso all'antiporta. Bross. orig. con titoli a stampa. Qualche segno d'uso esterno ed una fenditura al dorso, peraltro ben conservato. Questo celebre libro di formato minuscolo si dichiara essere il più piccolo mai stampato con caratteri mobili. Il carattere utilizzato è noto con il nome di ""occhio di mosca"" e fu utilizzato dallo stesso editore per l'altrettanto celebre stampa di Dante del 1878. In fine appare la dicitura: stampato coi caratteri del Dantino onde superare qualsiasi altra minuscola edizione, Maggio 1897. Cfr. Welsh, A bibliography of miniature books, 2935; Fumagalli (Lexicon a pag. 276): ""...Les frères Salmin publièrent en 1897 une Lettera a Galileo... qui est, peut-etre, le plus petit livre du monde, veritable."".

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