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

      "I read with very great attention the copy of your article on my father's life... There is not one word or one sentence I should wish to add or take away.  I am very sorry that I could not give you any information myself - but, as I told you, my memories are slender & few. My mother and I feel very grateful to you for writing what you have written."  This is a 3-page, 172 word letter written on 13 March 1896 entirely in Churchill's hand to Sir Algernon West regarding West's draft article about Churchill's recently deceased father. The letter intimates Churchill's painfully distant relationship with his father and is signed twice - once in full and then initialed "WSC" at the postscript. The Rt. Hon. Sir Algernon Edward West GCB (1832-1921) was a distinguished civil servant perhaps best known as Private Secretary to Gladstone. Churchill apparently formed an admiring and somewhat confiding relationship with West after Lord Randolph's death. West published "Lord Randolph as an Official" in the October 1896 issue of "Nineteenth Century". Positive testimony from a respected source impacted Churchill. He would quote West's article in his own 1906 biography of his father and access West's private papers while researching his father's life.  Testifying to his personal relationship with West, Churchill added in a postscript that his mother was ill and prevailed on West to "call & see her".  Churchill was 21 years old, just returned from Cuba (his first experience in combat and as a war correspondent), and beginning six months at Aldershot with the 4th Hussars before departure to India.  Lord Randolph had died just a year previous in January 1895 at age 45 following the spectacular collapse of both his health and political career. The Official Biography references Churchill writing to West in October 1896 after he read the published article, but not this letter, in which Churchill provides pre-publication comments on the article, inferentially at West's invitation. Churchill's reference to his "tedious course of signalling at Aldershot" and the "March. 13." date place this letter seven months before West's article was published.  This letter is written on 35A Great Cumberland Place stationery, the address of the Georgian mansion near Hyde Park where Churchill's mother lived from 1895-1900. The letter is written in black ink on 8 x 10 inch laid paper stationery with Lady Randolph's address printed in blue. The stationery was folded vertically, ostensibly for writing, the letter filling three of the four panels. A horizontal crease is presumably the result of posting. The paper is lightly soiled to the exterior panels, particularly at edges and creases, but in very good condition overall, with only fractional tears at the vertical crease ends and a few tiny perforations at the upper left. An apparently cavalier and confused previous researcher wrote "97" with a "?" in pencil, later crossed out in pencil and replaced in red ink with "96?" and the word "yes" presumably confirming this correct date. This writing appears below the printed address and above Churchill's salutation.  We will provide additional images or full transcribed text upon request. Upon publication, West's article prompted further correspondence recorded in the Official Biography. Churchill left England for India in September 1896 and on 8 October Lady Randolph sent West's article to him. On 26 October 1896 Winston replied from Bangalore: "I read with great care Sir A. West's article in the Nineteenth Century and I certainly think it is the best and most valuable writing that has appeared as yet about papa. Reading it gave me a delightful morning's occupation and has made me equally low and despondent this evening. I wrote a long letter to Sir. A. which I addressed to Cumberland Place and which I hope you will have forwarded to the proper address."

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        Six Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

      12 - London - Chatto & Windus, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of works from the fabulous Scotsman Robert Louis Stevenson in decorative Eton College presentation bindings. 1896 Weir of Hermiston. 1906 Prince Otto. 1908 An Inland Voyage. 1912 In the South Seas. 1912 New Arabian Nights. 1912 The Merry Men. Weir of Hermiston is a Second Edition. An Inland Voyage has the beautiful frontis from Walter Crane. In armorial presentation bindings from Eton College. Condition: In half calf bindings, with cloth boards. Externally, some shelfwear and a little fading, with some marks, mostprominent to Arabian Nights and Weir. The top of the spine of Weir is lifting. The joints of Arabian Nights are starting, and the hinges are slightly strained. The front hinge of Weir is slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Arabian Nights is working loose in places. With light browning and occasional spotting, prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD. Arabian Nights is Good Only..

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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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        L'Image. Revue litteraire et art

      Paris: Floury,, 1896-1897. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED until Sunday, July 14. Order now for best savings! Volume 1, Number 1, December 1896 through Number 12, December 1897, all published (there was no November 1897 issue); quarto, [vi], [384] pp., plates, illustrations in text, pictorial paper sides retained and bound at end of later quarter leather; library book plate and markings including a number written on the bottom edge, binding rubbed at extremities, covers margin shaved with minor loss, text and illustrations clean and very good; an influential French Art Nouveau periodical; "Cette revue, fondee par la Corporation francaise des graveurs sur bois, a ete publiee sous la direction litteraire de Roger Marx et Jules Rais et sous la direction artistique de Tony Beltrand, Auguste Lepere et Leon Ruffe",. Photos available upon request.

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        Mitologia Illustrata

      Rome - G. Maussier & F. O. Maruca, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second and third volumes of Bartlomeo Pinelli's wonderfully illustrated collection of myths. An extremely prolific engraver, Pinelli's illustrations depicted the costumes of the Italian people, the great epic poems and numerous other subjects, including popular customs. In general, the most recurring subject is Rome, the ancient city as well as the modern one: its inhabitants and its monuments. He held in high regard the traditions and religions of ancient Greece and Rome, and completed a series of engravings of the pantheon of classical gods. The illustrations in these volumes certainly confirm these interests. Each depicts a scene from classical myth and one may find amongst many other, Europa, Proserpina, the Chimera, and a lightning-wielding Jupiter - all charmingly illustrated in Pinelli's unique style. Although disbound all pages are present, as is the original publisher's title page for the third volume. Paginated in Roman numerals with pencil pagination numbers to upper corners. Condition: Disbound. Chipping and some small closed tears to extremities. Generally clean and bright aside from some marks andminor spotting to the title page of the second volume and slight discolouration to the extremities of some pages. really in rather good condition in consideration of the absence of a binding. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Cruise of the "Antarctic" to the South Polar Regions

      London: Edward Arnold 1896, 1st Edition. () 5p.l.,243pp. + 4pp. (ads) + 32pp.. Very good. Octavo in original silver decorated cloth and black coated endpapers with 12 plates, including frontispiece after painting W. L. Wyllie, A.R.A., and 11 plates after paintings by W. G. Burn Murdoch. Half title. 32 page catalogue dated November 1897. A superior copy with the silve gilt on the front board and spine in bright condition with only minor wear. Rosove 55.A1; Spence 210; Jenkins p.85. A presentation copy from J.C. Bull to Ivana Bull date 11 / 11 / 1905. J.C. Bull was the authors cousin, lived in England and provided valuable assistance with producing the book. An account of the Norwegian expedition of 1894-5, sent out by Svend Foyn to investigate whaling possibilities in the Antarctic. The expedition made the first known landing on the continent, at Cape Adair..

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      London, John Lane, The Bodley Head; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1896. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. Octavo (216 × 150 mm). Contemporary orange morocco by Douglas Cockerell for W. H. Smith, Viscount Hambleden, spine gilt in compartments with acorn tools, Hambleden fist grasping oak leaves to upper board gilt, green endpapers with unused binding cloth from the trade edition laid-down, top edge gilt. printed on japon. Illustrations throughout by Charles Robinson. Spine toned. An excellent copy. First Robinson edition. The scarce large paper limited edition, one of only 150 copies on japon. Finely bound by Douglas Cockerell for W. H. Smith, Viscount Hambleden, whose bookplate is on the front free endpaper. Cockerell (1870–1945) was one of Britain's leading craft bookbinders at the turn of the 20th-century. "Whereas Cobden-Sanderson thought of the decoration of books as the embellishment of great literature, Cockerell thought of it more soberly, as the expression or flowering of the book's construction, arranging his simple vocabulary of flowers and leaves and scrolling lines into roundels, panels, and arabesques that echo the proportions and structure of the book" (ODNB). His Bookbinding and the Care of Books, first published in 1901, "remains the basic handbook of craft bookbinding today" (ODNB). In 1904 he began working with the W. H. Smith firm, producing for the bookseller craft bindings as well as high quality trade bindings. The present volume is a beautiful example produced for the Smith family.

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        Shapes in The Fire

      London, John Lane at Bodley Head. 1896, 1896. First Edition. First Issue. 8vo. 324pp. 14pp ads + 12pp. ads dated 1896. Publishers mid brown cloth titles and decoration in red and gilt to spine, front board and rear board. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Some very light darkening and soiling of the cloth but nevertheless a bright, strong and handsome copy of a scarce volume in the Lane Keynotes series; a beautful creation which also encompassed Shiel's Count Zaleski, Farr's The Dancing Faun and Machen's Three Imposters. Internally clean. A very good copy indeed.

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        SHAPES IN THE FIRE

      LONDON: JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD LT. NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1896. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. FIRST ISSUE WITH CATALOG AT REAR DATED 1896, #29 IN THE BODLEY HEAD "KEYNOTE SERIES" . TRUE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, FIRST ISSUE WITH LIGHT BROWN CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH BRIGHT GILT SPINE TITLES, TITLES AND DECORATION IN RED ON FRONT COVER, KEYNOTE LOGO IN RED ON SPINE AND ALSO ON REAR COVER WITH "1896", PAGINATION ERROR IN THE TABLE OF CONTENTS, AND 26 PAGES OF CATALOG AT THE END OF THE TEXT. SLIGHT SOIL AND A SOME LIGHT SCATTERED MARKING, LIGHT FOXING TO ENDPAPERS, PRELIMINARY AND TERMINAL LEAVES, A FEW PAGES ROUGHLY OPENED WITH A LARGE PORTION OF PAGE 123, "INTERLUDE", MISSING BUT NOT AFFECTING ANY TEXT. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN, BRIGHT COPY OF THIS SCARCE AND SIGNIFICANT SHIEL COLLECTION AND EXCEEDING THE USUALLY ENCOUNTERED CONDITION BY QUITE A BIT. .

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        Shapes in the Fire

      London: John Lane, 1896. First British Edition, First Issue, with catalog at rear dated 1896. In light brown decorative cloth boards, spine titles gilt, red decorations and title front board and red key decoration spine and rear board along with 1896 date. Pagination error on title page, 26 pages of ads at rear. A Very Good copy. Small booksellers sticker bottom edge rear pastedown, that of J.L. McCallum, Surrey. About 1/4" of cloth loss at head of spine, not affecting title. Contents are clean, tight, and free of any foxing whatsoever. Edges of pages just starting to brown SCARCE in the true British First Edition and in quite collectible condition.. First British Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        The Exploration of the Caucasus by ... Freshfield ... with illustrations by Vittorio Sella

      London & New York: Edward Arnold, 1896. 2 volumes, 4to. (11 x 7 1/2 inches). Half-titles, letterpress titles with half-tone vignettes. 80 plates (comprising: 1 folding line-drawn key-plate, 2 half-tone plates [1 folding] and 77 photogravures [including 3 folding panoramas]), 4 folding maps printed in colours (one in pocket at end of vol.II, as issued), numerous half-tone illustrations, most from photographs by Vittorio Sella, M. de Déchy, Hermann Woolley and Clinton Dent. Original two-tone green cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt, t.e.g. First edition of a primary work on the Caucasus and the "magnum opus" of one of "the greatest mountain explorers... he was one of the most scholarly and sensitive of mountain writers and was twice Chairman of the Society of Authors" (Neate). Freshfield was at various times in his life President of the Alpine Club, editor of the Alpine Journal, and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. "In the course of three journeys - in 1868 and again in 1887 and 1889 - ... [Freshfield traversed] the main chain of the Caucasus eleven times by eight different passes ... [and he] took part in the first ascent of three of the great peaks, Elbruz [5642m], Kasbek [5047m], and Tetnuld [4974m]" (preface p. x). The photogravures are particularly beautiful in this work, and as the preface makes clear, Freshfield was particularly pleased with them: "I know of no case where a region, hitherto mysterious, has been so suddenly and completely revealed in all its details as the Central Caucasus has been by Signor Vittorio Sella, by his predecessor in date, M. de Déchy and by his successors, Mr. Hermann Woolley and Mr. Clinton Dent." Sella's work, in particular, is spectacular: he was probably the greatest mountain photographer of his day and carried his camera and glass plates to above sixteen thousand feet in his efforts to capture the beauty of the high mountain landscapes. Neate 288

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania. ( 2 vols)

      Busch, 1896. - 2 vols. 627 + 636p. Numerous Foldout maps. Color Illus. Gilt edges. ¾ red leather with marbled boards & end papers. Gilt decorated spines. Slight rubbing to leather at sides of spine. Bottoms of pages slightly wavy. Very Good Set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Livets Spil. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1896. 201 s. Indb. ubeskåret med orig. omslag i smukt priv. helskind af terracotta farvet nigerskind. Navn på orig. foromslag

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        Gran Diccionario Tauromaco

      R. Velasco 1896 - Madrid, 1896. Folio, 1068 pp, illustrated red cloth. A bright, attractive copy of this scarce bullfighting encyclopedia with some light shelfwear and normal tanning to pages. First one volume edition following the two volume set published in 1879. Small bookplate on front pastedown. A very attractive and sound copy. Muy bueno. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principles and Practice of Medicine Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine

      D. APPLETON AND CO, NY 1896 - covers badly rubbed and faded, some scraping to edges of leather, spine torn along top, front board loose and torn along spine, front hinge cracked, pages browned around edges DATE PUBLISHED: 1896 EDITION: SECOND ED 1143 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario milanese - italiano col repertorio italiano - milanese.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1896, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela rossa con due stemmi in rilievo in oro e colori (Comune di Milano e Casa Editrice Hoepli) pp. XI-900 + 48 cat. editoriale. Seconda edizione (stesso anno della prima, anche se il frontespizio riporta "Terza edizione").

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        The Other House.

      London, William Heinemann. 1896 - First Edition. Two Volumes. 8vo. Publisher's light blue cloth, light edgewear and scuffing, bumping to spine and some very light rubbing to extremities. Some darkening to the spine but essentially clean, strong and tight. Shows extremely well. Internally clean and fresh, front inner hinge cracked to gutter. Ink ownership to front pastedowns of both volumes. A very handsome set, printed in a run of only 600 copies, scarce by any account and especially so in this condition. Even more interesting is the fact that this copy is inscribed by James to the half title of volume 1 to a 'Mrs. Hill' in the year of publication. Mrs. Hill in this case was Jane Dalzell Finlay; daughter of the owner of the Northern Whig newspaper and the wife of the editor [Frank Harrison Hill] of the London Daily News. A journalist and prolific correspondant of such arts luminaries as Henry Irving for example Mrs Hill was in addition a literary critic for the Daily News and The Saturday Review. She made the acquaintance of Henry James in 1877 having just composed a review of his 'Daisy Miller', saving her most severe approbation for 'An Internatonal Episode'. Interestingly James wrote a long and detailed letter to Mrs. Hill defending his creation and responding to various points presented in her review. This letter (found in Henry James: A Life in Letters) remains the only letter from James responding to a critic. James and Mrs. Hill continued to correspond and indeed became friends. A few other examples of James' work inscribed to Mrs. Hill exist amongst the darkened stacks of the rare book world, but this is a particularly handsome and scarce example. 'Henry James, O.M. (April 15, 1843(1843-04-15) – February 28, 1916) was a U.S.-born British author. James is one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism. The son of theologian Henry James, Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, he spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Argon: A New Constituent Of The Atmosphere

      City of Washington: Smithsonian Institution. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1896. Cloth. The first separate appearance as published by The Smithsonian Institution. Due to delays in publishing, a revised version of this work was published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1895, with a shorter version in the 1894 edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Society, published also in 1895. Original green cloth with bright gilt lettering stamped to front board in just about Fine condition. In the elusive Very Good+, unprinted dust-wrapper, only lightly chipped along edges. An attractive copy of an early Nobel Prize winner; ################ .

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        210 dessins originaux pour LA TOUR DE NESLE, de Georges Le Faure et Pierre Delcourt, 1896-1897

      Fayard Frères 1896 Lot exceptionnel de plus de 200 illustrations originales de José Roy pour la publication en livraisons de "La Tour de Nesle" de Georges Le Faure et Pierre Delcourt, paru en 1896-1897 chez Fayard frères. Il y eut 270 livraisons, soit près de 2160 pages. La publication fut interrompue par jugement du 23 juin 1897, certainement pour sa violence et son érotisme dus aux méfaits et turpitudes de Marguerite de Bourgogne. Chaque livraison était illustrée d'un dessin de José Roy. Ce lot important comprend 210 des dessins originaux, qui nous sont parvenus tels quels des archives des éditions Fayard. Sur papier dessin cartonné et sur fort carton, l'artiste a utilisé la plume et le pinceau, l'encre noire et blanche. Les formats sont variés : 21 x 28 pour les plus grands, 18,5 x 25, 17 x 23, 15 x 20,5, 10,5 x 15. A 5 exceptions près, tous les dessins sont numérotés au dos par le numéro correspondant à la livraison. Ce lot comporte le magnifique dessin rehaussé d'encre rouge destiné à la couverture générale du feuilleton, ainsi que le dessin en noir et blanc avec le titre pour la première livraison. Travail remarquable de finesse, particulièrement pour le rendu des clairs-obscurs, des atmosphères nocturnes et souterraines, poisseuses qui conviennent à ce feuilleton cruel. Roy alterne les compositions simples et apaisées avec l'expression des tourments et des cruautés, les faciès tragiques et menaçants. Quelques dessins témoignent d'un érotisme parfois violent. Le roman-feuilleton du XIXe siècle ne se privait pas de ces contrastes forts, de ses scènes souvent excessives qui précipitent le récit dans un déchaînement des pulsions les plus noires. José Roy, surtout connu pour sa collaboration à « L'Illustration », dessinateur attitré de Fayard, se complaît à merveille dans la noirceur de cette littérature populaire. Ses dessins originaux n'ont pas été altérés par le temps ; on note parfois quelques salissures aux marges, avec aussi des indications pour l'impression. Les dessins sont signés. (tv) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        John Gabriel Borkman. Skuespil i fire akter.

      Kbh., Gyldendlaske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn). 1896. 8vo. Rødt originalbind med rik forgylling. (8), 245, (3) s.. Lite navn på fribladet, ellers et meget pent eksemplar

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        Through Jungle and Desert, Travels in East Africa

      New York and London: Macmillan, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Very Good. xiv,535 pp, indexed, with 20 plates and many illustrations in the text; 2 folding maps in rear pocket, both in fine condition. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt hippopotamus head on front board. Fraying to corners and spine ends, paper over front hinge partially cracked, but binding quite sound, contents clean. Chanler was an American soldier and explorer who, in 1892 embarked on a scientific expedition to explore the vicinity of Mt. Kenya. The party proceeded inland from the coast, mapping the Guasso Nyiro River, the Lorian Swamp, the Tana River, Lake Rudolph and then Lake Stefanie. "Near the Mackenzie river, the party bagged hippopotamus and rhinoceros....They continued to hunt rhino as well as collecting oryx and other plains game, eventually bagging elephant near Rendile territory" (Czech p. 59). Chanler collected numerous plants and animals on the journey, and later donated many specimens to the American Museum of Natural History.

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        ENCICLOPEDIA DANTESCA. ULRICO HOEPLI 1896 1896

      ULRICO HOEPLI 18963 VOLUMI IN M. PERGAMENA CON ANGOLI. VOL. 1° 1179 PP. VOL. 2° 741 PP. VOL 3° 1179 PP. VOLUME 1° DIZIONARIO CRITICO E RAGIONATO DI QUANTO CONCERNE LA VITA E LE OPERE DI DANTE ALIGHIERI. VOLUME 2° IDEM. VOLUME 3° VOCABOLARIO-CONCORDANZA DELLE OPERE LATINE E ITALIANE DI ANTE ALIGHIERI PRECEDUTO DALLA BIOGRAFIA DI G.A. SCARTAZZINI. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE.

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        Recueil de deux catalogues de la Compagnie Parisienne de chauffage et d'éclairage par le gaz

      Compagnie du Gaz 1896 In-4° relié, 46 et 56 pages, plats conservés. Très nombreuses planches hors-texte - souvent sur double pages - certaines en couleurs. Ces catalogues en pleine toile chagrinée portent sur le premier plat l'inscription en lettre dorée : Compagnie Parisienne du Gaz - Service des travaux mécaniques - appareil à gaz, machines à gaz, Mr CAMUS administrateur délégué en 1896 (AC) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        SUR LE RÉFLÈXE CUTANÉ PLANTAIRE DANS CERTAINES AFFECTIONS ORGANIQUES DU SYSTÈME NERVEUX CENTRAL. (offprint)

      Paris, Société de Biologie 1896 Grand in-8° relié demi-percaline verte, titre gravé, 2 pages. L'article par lequel Babinski a fait connaître cette observation capitale pour l'avenir de la clinique neurologique ? il s'agit sans doute de la plus célèbre contribution de l'histoire de la médecine moderne avec celle de Parkinson « An Essay on the Shaking Palsy » paru à Londres en 1817 ? comporte en tout et pour tout vingt six lignes. Elle a été prononcée à la séance du 22 février 1896 de la Société de Biologie. Fils d'un ingénieur polonais installé à Paris en 1848 pour échapper à la répression russe des velléités d'indépendance de la Pologne, Joseph Babinski grandit à Montparnasse. Durant ses études de médecine il se rapproche de Charcot dont il va devenir l'élève préféré. Babinski est nommé Médecin des Hôpitaux en 1890. On dit qu'il était peu loquace durant ses consultations mais ce fut un observateur exceptionnel. Il devient, en 1895, chef de clinique à l'hôpital de la Pitié où il exercera jusqu'à sa retraite en 1922. Atteint de la maladie de Parkinson, il meurt en décembre 1932. Babinski partageait son existence avec son frère Henri, ingénieur des mines et gastronome célèbre à l'époque, sous le pseudonyme d'Ali-Bab. Il est le premier, en 1896, à reconnaître la signification et l'importance de l'inversion du réflexe cutané plantaire qui traduit une atteinte du système pyramidal contrôlant la motricité fine. Le réflexe ou « signe de Babinski » consiste en une extension des orteils (surtout du gros orteil) en réponse à une stimulation cutanée plantaire, au lieu du réflexe de flexion habituel (défense, retrait). Babinski est également l'auteur, en 1900, de la première description du syndrome adiposo-génital. Il s'agit d'un trouble de la croissance avec arrêt du développement des organes sexuels et accumulation de graisse, auquel s'ajoutent des symptômes cérébraux (céphalées), voire un diabète insipide (trouble de la régulation hydrique), l'ensemble étant associé à une atteinte de l'hypophyse (de l'axe hypothamo-hypophysaire). Babinski contribua également au développement de la neurochirurgie (notamment dans le domaine des tumeurs de la moelle épinière). Il a, par ailleurs, montré le caractère artificiel des troubles observés dans l'hystérie dite « de conversion » à laquelle il donna le nom de pithiatisme, troubles qu'il pensait guérissables par la persuasion. Babinski est l'un des fondateurs de la Société de Neurologie de Paris. Parmi ses élèves, le plus célèbre est certainement Egas Moniz qui est à l'origine de la lobotomie préfrontale. En dehors de sa contribution majeure au développement de la neurologie en France, Babinski a également marqué l'évolution de la psychiatrie et de la neuropsychologie. On trouve très rarement cette communication dans le fort volume de 1177 pages de la Société de Biologie pour l'année 1896 (elle se trouve aux pages 207-208 de ce volume), mais jamais en tiré à part. D'ailleurs, jusqu'à une époque récente ou une Université Américaine put en acquérir un à la faveur d'un leg. On pensait qu'il n'y avait jamais eu de tiré à part pour cette communication tant elle est concise. Les publications savantes ne donnant pas de tiré à part pour les communications de moins de deux pages. - - - On trouve relié à la suite : « Relâchement des muscles dans l'hémiplégie organique » (tiré à part extrait des Comptes rendus des séances de la Société de Biologie : séance du 9 mai 1896), 2 pages. - - - « De quelques mouvements associés du membre inférieur paralysé dans hémiplégie organique » (tiré à part extrait des Comptes rendus des séances de la Société de Biologie : séance du 30 juillet 1897), 7 pages. Magnifique exemplaire sans défauts ni rousseurs. Perfect copy like new Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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

      "I read with very great attention the copy of your article on my father's life... There is not one word or one sentence I should wish to add or take away.  I am very sorry that I could not give you any information myself - but, as I told you, my memories are slender & few. My mother and I feel very grateful to you for writing what you have written."  This is a 3-page, 172 word letter written on 13 March 1896 entirely in Churchill's hand to Sir Algernon West regarding West's draft article about Churchill's recently deceased father. The letter intimates Churchill's painfully distant relationship with his father and is signed twice - once in full and then initialed "WSC" at the postscript. The Rt. Hon. Sir Algernon Edward West GCB (1832-1921) was a distinguished civil servant perhaps best known as Private Secretary to Gladstone. Churchill apparently formed an admiring and somewhat confiding relationship with West after Lord Randolph's death. West published "Lord Randolph as an Official" in the October 1896 issue of "Nineteenth Century". Positive testimony from a respected source impacted Churchill. He would quote West's article in his own 1906 biography of his father and access West's private papers while researching his father's life.  Testifying to his personal relationship with West, Churchill added in a postscript that his mother was ill and prevailed on West to "call & see her".  Churchill was 21 years old, just returned from Cuba (his first experience in combat and as a war correspondent), and beginning six months at Aldershot with the 4th Hussars before departure to India.  Lord Randolph had died just a year previous in January 1895 at age 45 following the spectacular collapse of both his health and political career. The Official Biography references Churchill writing to West in October 1896 after he read the published article, but not this letter, in which Churchill provides pre-publication comments on the article, inferentially at West's invitation. Churchill's reference to his "tedious course of signalling at Aldershot" and the "March. 13." date place this letter seven months before West's article was published.  This letter is written on 35A Great Cumberland Place stationery, the address of the Georgian mansion near Hyde Park where Churchill's mother lived from 1895-1900. The letter is written in black ink on 8 x 10 inch laid paper stationery with Lady Randolph's address printed in blue. The stationery was folded vertically, ostensibly for writing, the letter filling three of the four panels. A horizontal crease is presumably the result of posting. The paper is lightly soiled to the exterior panels, particularly at edges and creases, but in very good condition overall, with only fractional tears at the vertical crease ends and a few tiny perforations at the upper left. An apparently cavalier and confused previous researcher wrote "97" with a "?" in pencil, later crossed out in pencil and replaced in red ink with "96?" and the word "yes" presumably confirming this correct date. This writing appears below the printed address and above Churchill's salutation.  We will provide additional images or full transcribed text upon request. Upon publication, West's article prompted further correspondence recorded in the Official Biography. Churchill left England for India in September 1896 and on 8 October Lady Randolph sent West's article to him. On 26 October 1896 Winston replied from Bangalore: "I read with great care Sir A. West's article in the Nineteenth Century and I certainly think it is the best and most valuable writing that has appeared as yet about papa. Reading it gave me a delightful morning's occupation and has made me equally low and despondent this evening. I wrote a long letter to Sir. A. which I addressed to Cumberland Place and which I hope you will have forwarded to the proper address."

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        John Gabriel Borkman.

      Skuespil i fire Akter. Orig. udg./ 1st edit. Kbhvn. 1896. 245 s. Orig. komp. hellrd. med tresidet guldsnit. Publisher's pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. A nice copy

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        VILMORIN'S BLUMENGARTNEREI BESCHREIBUNG, KULTUR UND VERWENDUNG DES GESAMTEN PFLANZENMATERIALS FUR DEUTCHE GARTEN.

      PAREYEdito nel 1896 a Berlin, 2 volumi in 4°, legatura in mezza pelle, piatti in tela con raffigurazioni floreali, tagli maculati, pagg. 1264, pagg. 244, magnifica edizione, il primo tomo dà una descrizione e consigli alla coltivazione di più di 4000 specie e varietà, con numerose tav. nel testo in b/n. Il secondo volume è un manuale di giardinaggio contenente 100 tavole fuori testo in cromolito, raffiguranti ognuna 4 tipi di piante da giardino.Buon esemplare.

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        Aus den Alpen illustriert von E.T. Compton und Paul Hey. Band I: Die Westalpen. Band II: Die Ostalpen.

      Tempsky, Prag und Wien - Freytag, Leipzig. 1896 2 v. (XII, 486 p., [1] c. di tav.; XII, 511 p., [1] c. di tav.), 28 cm, tela editoriale illustrata. Stupenda opera arricchita dalle illustrazioni di Compton ed Hey. Il primo volume tratta delle Alpi liguri, piemontesi, aostane, la zona dei laghi e i territori esteri confinanti. Tavola a colori in antiporta intitolata: ?Jungfrau, Mönch und Eiger?. Il secondo volume tratta del Brennero, dell?Ortler, il Tonale, Trento e la Valsugana, Il Garda e l?Adamello, la val Pusteria e l?Ampezzano, le Dolomiti orientali, la zona della Carnia e i territori austriaci confinanti al Triveneto. Tavola a colori in antiporta intitolata: ?Primiero?.

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        Les Trophées [Livre dédicacé par l'auteur à Jean de La Hire ]

      Alphonse Lemerre 1896 1 vol. in-18 reliure demi-chagrin maroquiné à coins bleus, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, tête dorée, double filet doré en mors et coins, Oeuvres de José-Marie de Hérédia, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, s.d. (circa 1896), V-218 pp. Exceptionnel exemplaire enrichi d'une belle dédicace de José-Maria de Hérédia à Jean de La Hire ("A Jean de La Hire, son confrère et ami"), et du long commentaire manuscrit rédigé par le dédicataire, exposant les circonstances de l'envoi, le 3 avril 1903 : "La dédicace ci-contre a été mise sur ce livre le jour où j'allais demander à M. de Hérédia d'accepter la présidence d'honneur de l'Alliance Latine. Il l'accepta et me fit visiter toute la bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, dont il est administrateur. Cette visite est racontée en détail dans mon Journal à la date du 4 avril. Puis, Aymard et moi accompagnâmes M. de Hérédia, en fiacre, jusqu'au 110 du Brd Haussmann, où il allait faire soigner son oreille gauche, car il est complètement sourd de la droite, et la gauche est un peu atteinte". Etat très satisfaisant (qq. frott. à la reliure). Français

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        KATALOG DER FREIHERRLICH VON LIPPERHEID?SCHEN KOSTÜMBIBLIOTHEK. Berlin 1896/1905.

      2 voll. Bella ril. in tela, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 29x22, vol. I: pp 645, 310 ill. b/n; vol. II: pp 840, 203 ill. b/n. Ottimo esempl.

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        The exploration of the Caucasus. With illustrations by Vittorio Sella.

      E. Arnold, London-New York. 1896 2 v., [(XXIII, 278, X, 295 p.), [6] carte ripieg. f.t.], 28 cm, tela con fregi. Due grandi volumi con una grande carta a colori in tasca al fondo del secondo volume, 76 tavv. f.t. e 137 ill. fotog. e disegni n.t.; bella tela originale bicolore, con titoli e fregi ai piatti e ai dorsi; taglio super. dorato. Insieme ottimo, in solida e bella legatura. Prima edizione. Neate la definisce: ?Un?opera magnifica, realizzata e illustrata da Freshfield e dai suoi amici? e commenta: ?Imposing edition?. Perret spiega: ?Opera di riferimento per il Caucaso. Essenziale, rara, molto ricercata nella edizione originale?. E? veramente un?opera grandiosa e che tra le mani crea un certo effetto, emoziona. Le illustrazioni sono soprattutto di Vittorio Sella. La riproduzione, su tavole di pesante cartoncino sulle quali la battuta della lastra lascia un forte rilievo, e? eccezionale. Opera molto rara da trovare in questo stato di conservazione.

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        Etonnant recueil manuscrit de rapports d'inspection académique dans l'école de garçons de Castillon (Gironde), de 1896 à 1926

      Remarquable recueil manuscrit, de diverses mains, relatant les rapports des inspecteurs d'académie ayant opéré dans l'école primaire de Castillon, de 1896 à 1926 (avec des interruptions de 1906 à 1914 puis de 1914 à 1921). Tous les rapports sont extrêmement précis, décrivant la situation matérielle de l'école (ex. en 1896 : "L'école communale de garçons de Castillon est convenablement établie. Les salles de classe sont grandes, bien éclairées, bien aérées. La Cour est à peine assez vaste et elle serait mieux place si elle était dans le jardin, vaste emplacement situé au milieu de l'école ... Bibliothèque composée d'un grand nombre d'ouvrages. Le nombre de prêts a dépassé 1000 grâce à l'influence de Mr. Ribaud. Musée scolaire bien compris et qui sert réellement pour les leçons de sciences physiques et naturelles"), la discipline ("Enfants tenus proprement. Les Casiers des élèves sont en ordre. La discipline est ferme. Les cahiers des enfants sont corrigés régulièrement") et naturellement l'enseignement évalué par classe et par enseignant ("Mr. V. est un instituteur très sérieux. Il est naturellement dévoué et consciencieux. Sa parole est lente et uniforme mais elle est précise et appropriée à la force de ses élèves. Je n'ai entendu dire que du bien de ce maître par tous ceux qui l'approchent et le connaissent"). On relève une foule de détails intéressants ; ainsi, lors de la visite du 12 juin 1899 : "La foire de St Barnabé, qui tombe le 12 Juin, retenait un grand nombre d'enfants dans leur famille. Ne pourrait-on pas trouver un moyen pour empêcher ces désertions partielles qui se présentent assez fréquemment les lundis ?", en 1 cahier cartonné dont 48 ff. manuscrits Bon état (petits frott. et rouss. d'usage). Français

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        Les Pensées de Pascal disposées suivant l'ordre du cahier autographe. Texte critique établi d'après le manuscrit original et les deux copies de la Bibliothèque Nationale avec les variantes des principales éditions.

      Imprimerie et Librairie de l'Oeuvre de Saint Paul 1896 Précédé d'une introduction, d'un tableau chronologique et de notes bibliographiques par G. Michaut, 1 vol. in-4 reliure demi-maroquin à coins chocolat, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, reliure signée de Pagnant, Collectanea Friburgensia, Commentationes Academicae, Fasciculus VI, Fribourg, Friburgi Helvetiorum, Imprimerie et Librairie de l'Oeuvre de Saint Paul, 1896, LXXXIX-469 pp. Rare exemplaire de cette édition critique des Pensées de Pascal, reliée en demi-maroquin à coins par Pagnant. Bon état (qq. petits frott. en dos et tranche, qq. rares annotations discrètes au crayon) pour ce charmant exemplaire. Français

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        The Battle Of The Blue Of The Second Regiment Of K. Sm. October 22, 1864: The Fight, The Captivity, The Escape As Remembered By Survivors And Commemorated By The Gage Monument At Topeka, Kansas

      Chicago: Christophel. Very Good+. [1896]. First Edition. Original cloth. Illustrated. Original gold stamped red pebbled cloth, light discoloration on back cover. Dornbusch I: Kansas 255. Not in Nicholson catalog; Contains a roster of the Shawnee County, Kansas militias who participated in the battle, with a section about the monument and its dedication .

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        Bracebridge Hall or the Humourists, 2 Vols. Heyliger Edition

      G. P. Putnam's Sons New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1896. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. Heyliger edition, number 56 of 100 numbered copies. Two volumes, complete. Full English leather, raised bands, gilt decorations on spines, gilt top edges, clean unmarked text, Very Good+ copies, light wear to the flyleaves, a bit of rubbing to the tips of the covers of both vols. Both volumes housed in protective mylar. Rare set.

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        Norske Folke- og Huldre-Eventyr I-II. 1) Folke- og Huldre-Eventyr i Udvalg ved P. Chr. Asbjørnsen. København 1896. Illustr. av Arboe, Gude, Lerche m. fl. 2) Eventyrbog for Børn. Norske folkeeventyr af P. Chr. Asbjørnsen og Jørgen Moe. Kbh. og Kristiania 1905. Illustr. av Kittelsen, Sinding og Werenskiold. Udgivet af Moltke Moe. Begge i Andet Oplag.

      Kbh./Kra 1896-1905. XIV + 384 s. og (8) + 128 s. Orig. dek. blå helsjirtbd. "Nissebind". Litt avskr. langs kanter og kapitéler. N. og en fuktskj. på smtbl. i begge bd. En lukket rift i smtbl. i bd. 1. Ellers et pent sett.. Østberg 93 (og 81)

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

      Guild & School of Handcraft Essex House 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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        Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Milligan Sloane...

      NY, Century Co., 1896. Four volumes: xvi, 283; xi, 283; x, 270; xii, 313 p., color fronts., 293 illus., maps, plates (part color), ports.; 31 cm. Bibliography: v. 4, p. 251-261. Originally published as a serialization in The Century Magazine, v. 49 no. 1 (Nov. 1894)-v. 52 no. 6 (Oct. 1896). Lushly illustrated biography by a Princeton professor. Stock#OB941. Vg / 3/4 leather.

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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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        Svenska bibliotek och ex-libris.

      Anteckningar. Andra omarbetade och tillökade upplagan. I-IV:1-2. Sthlm, (1896)-1904. (4),VII,(3),467,(1) + (8),412 + (8),413-850,(1) + (2),666,(1) + (8),432 + (8),433-989,(1 blank),XCVIII s. & plr. Sex enkla, aningen nötta, bruna skinnbd med upphöjda bind och guldornerade ryggar. Samtliga omslag medbundna. Omslagen ngt nötta och en aning solkiga. Tejplagning i övre delen av omslaget i det avslutande bandet. Med en liten förlagsstpl på titelbladen. Selma Collianders exlibris.. Almquist 2613. Tryckt i en upplaga om 400 ex. Första upplagan utkom 1889-94. Arbetet som beskriver offentliga bibliotek, lånebibliotek och privata boksamlingar i Sverige från medeltid till 1900 avslutas med en förteckning över svenska bokbindare genom tiderna. I verket återfinns också många biografiska uppgifter rörande bibliotekarier, boksamlare och bokbindare. Carlanders insats för den svenska bokhistorien är svår att överskatta och även om en mängd uppgifter saknas eller är ofullständiga är "Svenska bibliotek och ex-libris" ett mycket användbart uppslagsverk och det bokhistoriska standardverket rörande Sverige

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        The Early Poems.

      London: Sold by Messrs Hacon and Ricketts at the sign of the Dial [ Vale Press, 1896 ].. One of a limited edition of 310 copies, wood-engraved frontispiece within ornamental border, initials and Vale device by Charles Ricketts; some leaves with fine spotting/foxing. 4to (10 1/8 x 7 3/4inches), contemporary full grained black morocco, sides bordered with three gilt rules with gilt corner ornaments enclosing 9 vertical panels each bordered in gilt within an overall framework in gilt and blind, the panels heavily blocked in blind with alternating designs, spine gilt and blocked in blind, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles, blue silk endpapers. Gilt to spine a litle dulled. The binding by Zaehnsdorf. At some time professionally rebacked retaining the original backstrip, inner hinges therefore neatly blue cloth taped. An impressive binding. With the armorial bookplate of the American millionaire John Wesley De Kay (1878-1932; author and financier). In 1914 his play, 'Judas', with Sarah Bernhardt, was produced at the London Coliseum.

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        History of the Horn-Book. Illustrated. In two volumes

      London: Published by The Leadenhall Press…New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896 First edition, one of 1,000 copies. The trade edition, published the next year, contained only three facsimile hornbooks. Full vellum with gilt front covers, gilt leather labels on spines, top edge gilt. Armorial bookplate in each volume. . Two volumes, quarto. Engraved frontispiece and hand-colored vignette in each volume, numerous text illustrations. Some minor wear to edges of label in Volume I A remarkably fine set. The limited edition, complete with seven facsimile hornbooks and battledores, housed in front pockets in the two volumes. With a contemporary review laid in. The definitive work on horn-books and battledores, those popular seventeenth- and eighteenth-century tools for teaching children their ABCs and often the Lord's Prayer.

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        The Great Rift Valley. Being the Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo. With some Account of the Geology, Natural History, Anthropology, and future prospects of British East Africa.

      London: John Murray 1896.. First edition, 8vo, (xxii), 422 pp. Coloured frontispiece, 20 black and white plates and 2 coloured folding maps, plus 23 illustrations in the text, upper hinge cracked but sound. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, extremities worn. Not in Ofscansky, who lists later editions.

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        Vilmorin's. Blumengartnerei.

      Berlino, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Paul Parey, 1896. Vol. I - II (completo). 2 voll. in 4to, pp. VIII, 1264; 244; mm. incisioni in legno in b/n n. t. in entrambi i voll. e, nel secondo vol., 100 tavv. in litografia stampate a colori, tutte f. t. e a p p., ciascuna delle quali raffigurante quattro diverse specie floreali, riportati in piccoli riquadri. Leg. in mz. pelle con titolo e ricchissimi fregi in oro al dorso, piatti in percallina verde con ill. floreale colorata al piatto ant., tagli marmorizz., sguardie in carta verde decorata. Molto interessanti le specie rappresentate, finemente illustrate e colorate, ciascuna nel piccolo riquadro con una propria didascalia con l'originario nome latino e quello tedesco. Esemplari freschi e in belle condizioni. .

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        (1) Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence. In: Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences 122, no. 8 (24. February), pp. 420-21. (2) Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents. In: ibid., no. 9 (2 March) pp. 501-2. (3) Sur quelques propriétés nouvelles des radiations invisibles émises par divers corps phosphorescents. In: ibid., no. 10 (9 March) pp. 559-64. (4) Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les sels d'uranium. In: ibid., no. 12 (23 March) pp. 689-94. (5) Sur les propriétés différents des radiations invisibles émises par les sels d'uranium, et du rayonnement de la paroi anticathodique d'un tube de Crookes. In: ibid., no. 13 (30 March) pp. 762-67. (6) Émission de radiations nouvelles par l'uranium métallique. In: ibid., no. 20 (18 May) pp. 1086-88.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1896. First edition.

      A very fine copy, in original wrappers, of Comptes Rendus volume in which Becquerel first announced his discoveries on radioactivity. Grolier/Medicine 84a; Norman 157.<br/><br/> "On 24 February 1896, Becquerel announced to the French Academy of Sciences that fluorescent crystals of potassium uranyl sulfate had exposed a photographic plate wrapped in black paper after both had lain for several hours in direct sunlight, and on 3 March, he reported similar exposures after both crystals and plate had been kept together in total darkness. In the following two months, Becquerel determined that only crystals containing uranium emitted the penetrating rays, that nonluminescent compounds of uranium also produced radiation, and that the rays were capable of ionizing gases. On 18 May, he reported that a disc of pure uranium produced penetrating radiation three to four times stronger than that produced by the potassium uranyl sulfate crystals. In 1903 Becquerel shared the Nobel Prize for physics with the Curies, as his investigations had opened the way for the Curies' discovery of radium and polonium." (Norman).. Large 4to (286 x 230), the complete volume 122 of Comptes Rendus in its original wrappers, uncut and unopened, 1633 pp. A fine copy

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        Zur Aetiologie der Hysterie. (Separatabdruck)

      Separatabdruck aus: Wiener klinische Rundschau, 1896, 10 (22): 379-381, (23): 395-397, (24): 413-415, (25): 432-433, (26): 450-452 (Separatabdruck Seite 1-27).Der Vortrag fand am 25. April statt, Freud berichtet Fliess im Brief vom 26. des Monats bereits über die eisige Aufnahme" und die Reaktion von Krafft-Ebing. Der Text vom 31. Mai, Heft 22 der Wiener Klinischen Rundschau, nennt allerdings irrigerweise den 2. Mai als Tag des Vortrags. Die Herausgeber des Briefwechsels von Freud und Fliess haben in der Fußnote zu diesem Brief besonders herausgearbeitet, wie ungewöhnlich ablehnend, ja verschweigend die Reaktion auf diesen Vortrag war. Anna Freud erklärte, ihr Vater habe danach keine Veranstaltungen des Vereins für Psychiatrie und Neurologie mehr besucht.

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