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        The Colonial Laws of New York from the year 1664 to the Revolution (Five Volume Set)

      James B. Lyon State Printer Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer. (1894-1896). First. First edition. Five volumes. Octavos. All five in the original full leather boards. Small owner's bookplate on the front pastedowns, boards are rubbed and worn at the edges, the front board of volumes one and five are nearly detached, else overall a very good set. Compiled by the Commissioners of Statutory Revision (Charles Lincoln, William Johnson, and Northrup). Includes the Charters to the Duke of York, the commissions and instructions to colonial governors, the Duke's laws, the laws of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, the Charters of Albany and New York, and the Acts of the colonial legislatures from 1691 to 1775. This complete compilation provides unparalleled insights into the Colony's political and social history, and is still required reading for today's law students. .

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        Bracebridge Hall, or, The Humorists: Two Volumes

      G.P. Putnam's Sons 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. .

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        THE DIAMINE COLOURS OF THE ANILINE COLOUR WORKS OF LEOPOLD CASSELLA

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

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        A History of Architecture for the Student, Craftsman and Amateur, being a comparative view of the historical styles from the earliest period

      London, BT Batsford, 1896.. Hardback, 183mm x 120mm brown and greenish marbling half leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 313+115pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Private library sticker on inner front board. Right block edge and leather spine are curved to c.12mm. Pages are clean and unmarked, if a little darkened with age. Standard illustated guide to historical architectural style. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Architecture, Fletcher, order, Greek This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      William Heinemann, London 1896. 222 pages + 2 [ad for "The Time Machine") + 32 pages of ads printed on different paper, starting with "The Manxman" by Hall Caine. Publisher's decorated cloth. Boards a bit soiled, some browning to the end papers (due to letter and envelope inserted), interior crisp and clean.. One page letter + envelope [with stamp] tipped in, adressed to "Dr C. Hay Murray/ 30 Dorset Square/ Marylebone Road/ London W." Wells thanks for a kind review for one of his books and invites the doctor to come by for a visit

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        A Souvenir and a Medley: Seven Poems and a Sketch by Stephen Crane. With Divers and Sundry Communications from Certain Eminent Wits

      East Aurora NY: Roycroft Printing Shop 1896 East Aurora, NY: Roycroft Printing Shop, 1896. First edition. Sm 8vo. . Original pictorial wrappers, uncut. Yapped edges mostly gone. Fine copy. BAL 4074 . This comprised No. 1 of The Roycroft Quarterly; its original cost was twenty-five cents, and it appeared in May, 1896, the year following the publication of The Red Badge of Courage

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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.

      An exceptional set of the six weekly issues of the Comptes Rendus in which Becquerel first announced his discovery of radioactivity (not to be confused with the later issued and common annual volumes as in the Norman and Plotnick collections). 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), six weekly issues of the Comptes Rendus in their original pink printed wrappers (extremeties with chipping and spine strips worn), original stitching, uncut and mostly unopened. Very rare in such fine condition, and not to be compared with the later issued annual volumes which are quite common

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        A HISTORY OF THE SEPOY WAR IN INDIA (1857-1858) - HISTORY OF THE INDIAN MUTINY (1857-1858).

      Longmans, Green and Co. In-8 p. (mm. 222x138), 7 voll. (di cui 1 d'Indice), tela edit. rossa (sbiadita ai dorsi). L?opera di Kaye (?Sepoy War?) è in 3 voll., pp. XIV,(2),656; XVI,692; XVI,702. Pure in 3 voll. quella di Malleson (?Indian Mutiny?, commencing from the close of the second volume of Sir John Kayes History of the Sepoy War), pp. XXXI,575; XXXVI (ma 44),602,(4); XXXIV,(2), 524,(4). I voll. sono corredati f.t. da complessive 15 carte geografiche e piante, più volte ripieg., come da Indice. Il 7° vol., di pp. (4),201, e' un ?Analytical index? delle due opere (combined in one volume) by Frederic Pincott. Storia della rivolta dei soldati indiani della Compagnia britannica della Indie Orientali (i Sipahi), rivolta limitata all?India del Nord. Dopo la sua brutale repressione, la Compagnia fu abolita e la sovranità sui suoi territori passò alla corona inglese. Solo qualche lieviss. fiorit. margin.; alcuni segni a penna al margine esterno per evidenziare delle frasi, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      Heinemann, London, 1896.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition 219pp. Currey's A binding - 32pp catalogue and publisher's motif blind-stamped on the rear board. Light brown cloth with red and black landscape design and lettering. Black lettering to spine. Pages untrimmed. With frontispiece and tissue-guard. Binding tight but a little cocked, with a little wear to corners and head and tail of spine. Boards slightly marked. Tiny hint of foxing to preliminary leaves. Neat name and date [1896] of former owner. Internally very clean and bright. A good plus copy of an increasing scarce book.

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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 hfrbd med upphöjda bind och övre stänkta snitt. Omslagen medbundna. Ryggarna med skavanker och ytterfalsarna delvis med sprickor.. 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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      16,5x10,8cm Kristiania 1896 Kabinettfotografi 16,5x10.8cm. "Nyblin Kristiania Eneberettiget 1896". Egenhendig signert "Fridtjof Nansen" nede til høyre. Et vakkert fotografi i utsøkt stand

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        Les chiens de chasse et la th?orie de la chasse.

      Saint- Etienne, Le Chasseur Fran?ais, Paul Dupont, 1896. In 4to, pp. 176, al fronte di ogni p. una tav. lit. a colori a p. p. che illustra razze canine da caccia (dalla p. 3 alla p. 113), piccola lit. al verso della p. 114; segue La th?orie du chasseur, con al fronte e al verso di ogni p. una tav. lit. a colori a p. p. che illustra la teoria e le diverse modalit? della caccia, nonch? vari animali da caccia (uccelli, cervi, furetti ecc.) (dalla p. 115 alla p. 145), piccola lit. al verso della p. 146; dalla p. 147 alla fine, 5 tavv. pi? volte rip. illustranti tipi di fucili, e altre p. lit. fronte retro illustranti i diversi tipi di pesca e i diversi tipi di esche, bross. orig. in carta, stampata a colori e ill. ai piatti; tutte le illustrazioni, al piatto e all'interno sono firmate dal pittore animalista P. Mahlen. Testo in francese. Difetti alla brossura con mancanze al dorso e allentatura dei quaderni, peraltro esemplare assai ben conservato all'interno, belle le tavole. Completo. Prima edizione, assai rara.

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        Maruja and other Tales (The Writings of Bret harte, Vol. 5)

      Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. B006NTCLKE 1896 Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press. Near Fine. Volume 5 of 21 in the Autograph Edition set, of which 350 copies were published and numbered in a limited edition, this being copy #167. The frontispiece illustrated plate ("Don Jose Sepulvida and Bucking Bob") has been signed by the legendary American artist Frederic Remington. Also includes an additional signed plate by Otto H. Bacher, along with others by B. West Clinedinst, Eric Pape and Guy Rose, none of which are signed but all of which are suitable for framing. Decoratively bound in the publisher&#39;s three quarter red morocco and marbled boards with the top edges and title on the spine gilt with raised bands and decoration. The text is unmarked, with deckled edges. In very good condition showing only minimal wear at the corners. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely (this volume will be wrapped & boxed) and with delivery confirmation. . Very Good. 1/1/0001.

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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

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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&#39;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. .

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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.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; College Cambridge in 1909". Traite de Mechanique Celeste is Tisserand&#39;s greatest work, an up-to-date version of La-place&#39;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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        IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?

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

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        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, &#39;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&#146;s great patriarchs.&#39; Heavy item.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        THE PAGEANT

      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&#39;Neil Whistler and a woodcut from five blocks by Lucien Pisarro.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Verses

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. First edition of the author&#39;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&#39;s manuscript quotation from Joseph Roux penned on the inside front cover in purple ink ("Qu&#39;est-ce [que] l&#39;expErience? Une pauvre petite cabane construite avec les dEbris de ces palais d&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jemi Books]
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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.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Well at the World&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        THE CASE OF WAGNER; THE TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS; NIETZSCHE CONTRA WAGNER (THE WORKS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE VOLUME XI)

      NEW YORK NY: MACMILLAN AND CO.. NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1896. FIRST EDITION. EDITED BY ALEXANDER TILLE / TRANSLATED BY THOMAS COMMON ALSO INCLUDES "THE ANTI-CHRIST"(PAGES 233-351) . PUBLISHER'S LIGHT GREEN CLOTH-COVERED BOARDS WITH GILT SPINE TITLES AND 8 PAGE UNDATED CATALOG AT THE REAR OF TEXT. OTHER THAN SOME MODEST COLOR-FADE TO THE SPINE AN EXCELLENT CLEAN, TIGHT, AND UNMARKED COPY. .

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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&#39;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..

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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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&#150;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.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TOM SAWYER ABROAD, TOM SAWYER DETECTIVE

      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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Livets spil.

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

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        JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN

      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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        STORY OF THE HUTCHINSONS

      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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