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        Collection of Christmas cards

      1896-1905. Two mats with multiple openings, + 4ff. A collection of ten color Christmas cards designed by Georgie Gaskin for Laurence W. Hodson and his family. The printed versions of the cards are accompanied by a hand-colored roughed out illustration of three children at play that went unused. This collection also contains an original drawing and two proofs, including one that is hand-colored, of one of the cards depicting Santa Claus, heavily laden with sacks of toys, bestowing gifts upon two of the Hodsons' children. The drawing is initialed and dated 1896. The color printed cards are displayed in two mats with five openings each. They feature delicate vining borders intertwined with banners that extend the Christmas greeting for that year. The subjects of the cards include the Hodson children at play and nativity scenes, and one contains a calendar for the year 1905. Georgie Gaskin and her husband, Arthur, were primarily known for their elegant handmade jewelry and were heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Georgie designed the jewelry, which often featured elaborate flowering vines, a characteristic that can readily be seen in these Christmas card designs. The original drawing has a few spots of discoloration, not affecting the image, and the unused illustration has three small tears at the edges, but otherwise, the items in this collection are in fine condition.

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        THE FLOATING ISLAND

      1896. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1896. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black, blue, white and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition (and first edition in English).~It is about an enormous ship built by the Yanks, that has a great city on it, and is navigated about the world, playing ducks and drakes with geography and the balance of political power in the South Seas, until finally the savages of the New Hebrides and the forces of Nature rise up and annihilate it. [from a contemporary review cited in T&M]~Part of the "floating island's" problem is that its people are divided into two adversarial groups, the Larboardites and the Starboardites...~This tale was advertised as SCREW ISLAND until its title was changed just before publication in October 1896 (the French title had been L'ILE A HELICE, or "Propeller Island"). The book was not published in America until November 1897, by W. L. Allison Company.~This is an attractive copy, just about fine, with scarcely any soil or wear. Taves & Michaluk V043; Myers 23.

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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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        Le 1er Régiment de Zouaves 1852-1895. 2 volumes, complet.

      S.D. (1896), Librairie Centrale Des Beaux-Arts - 2 tomes en un fort volume in-4 ( 305 X 230 mm ), demi-vélin nacré, pièce de titre de basane brique, non rogné. ( Reliure moderne ). XVI,( 2 ) feuillets, 367 - 423 pages. Nombreuses illustrations dans le texte et à pleine page de MM. TITEUX, KRIEGER et MUCHA, dont 1 planche en couleurs représentantdifférentes tenues. Très bel exemplaire. Histoire regiments armee

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        Recherches sur une Propriété Nouvelle de la Matière; Activité Radiante Spontanée ou Radioactivité de la Matière

      Paris: IN: Mémoirs de L'Académie des Sciences de L'Institut de France, Typographie de Firmin-Didot. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Becquerel's "definitive work", containing the full account of his investigations and discovery of radioactivity. PMM 393. Dibner 163. "In 1896, [Bequerel's] previous work was overshadowed by his discovery of the phenomenon of natural radioactivity. Following a discussion with Henri Poincaré on the radiation which had recently been discovered by Röntgen (X-rays) and which was accompanied by a type of phosphorescence in the vacuum tube, Becquerel decided to investigate whether there was any connection between X-rays and naturally occurring phosphorescence. He had inherited from his father a supply of uranium salts, which phosphoresce on exposure to light. When the salts were placed near to a photographic plate covered with opaque paper, the plate was discovered to be fogged. The phenomenon was found to be common to all the uranium salts studied and was concluded to be a property of the uranium atom. Later, Becquerel showed that the rays emitted by uranium, which for a long time were named after their discoverer, caused gases to ionize and that they differed from X-rays in that they could be deflected by electric or magnetic fields. For his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity Becquerel was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, the other half being given to Pierre and Marie Curie for their study of the Becquerel radiation" (Nobel Lectures, Physics 1901-1921). Although Becquerel originally published most of his findings in a series of papers in Comptes rendus in 1896, "in 1903, Becquerel published the above massive volume of some three hundred and sixty pages, 'Researches into a New Property of Matter, or Radioactivity in Matter', which is his definitive work, containing a chronological narrative of his investigations, his mature conclusions and a bibliography of two hundred and fourteen treatises on radio-activity, dating from his own first paper in 1896" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 393). IN: Mémoirs de L'Académie des Sciences de L'Institut de France, 1-355 plus contents and plates (the entire issue). Illustrated with 71 photographic images on 13 plates. Paris: Typographie de Firmin-Didot, 1903. Quarto, original wrappers. Fading to edges and spine of wrappers, chips to spine ends, spine with a few splits, but everything holding. Note: A custom box is available for this item for an additional $250.

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

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

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        Original Illustration Art

      The younger brother of noted English artists Henry and Sidney Paget was also a well-known illustrator of books and magazines, often remembered for illustrating novels by Daniel Defoe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter Scott; chosen to illustrate the first Conan Doyle "Sherlock Holmes" stories, a mixup resulted in his brother Sidney receiving that choice commission; one source described "Wal" Paget's subjects as "easy-to-view scenes of country life, soldiers and girls, and courting couples." Original watercolor in greys and dark hues, 6½" X 5", n.p., n.y. [turn of the century]. Near fine. Mild age toning. Titled (on verso) "Atkins & his Tawny Wife," this scene was published on page 313 of an edition of Daniel Defoe's "Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" published by Cassell and Company in London in 1896, featuring 120 illustrations by Paget. It features all of the qualities mentioned in the "source" cited above: Crusoe and an Indian maiden recline in a meadow in the left foreground, with two soldier-like figures in the distance at right. Matted in grey and framed in an ornate black and gilt 3/4" frame (overall dimensions 13½" X 12") using archival, acid-free materials. A choice example of this artist's work from one of his best-known commissions, superbly presented.

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        A CHILD OF THE JAGO

      1896. [this copy inscribed by Morrison] London: Methuen & Co., 1896. 2 pp undated ads + 39 pp ads dated Oct 1896. Original green cloth. First Edition of Morrison's first novel, the seminal tale about the daily violence of life in the slums of East London (where Morrison had been born and raised, son of a steamfitter) -- following by two years his collection of short stories about the same subject, TALES OF MEAN STREETS.~Certainly the Old Jago, around which Morrison's tale revolved, was modelled on the Old Nichol, a small district of half a dozen streets, courtyards and alleyways... Apart from the change of name Morrison made no attempt to disguise the identity of the district. In fact, even in his modifications of street names within the Nichol, he deliberately stayed very close to the originals, with Boundary Street becoming Edge Lane, Chance Street becoming Luck Row, and Mead Street becoming Honey Lane.~The novel was clearly not intended as pure fiction but as a sort of dramatised documentary. In particular Morrison introduced into the story a parish priest, Father Sturt, whose attitudes he based squarely on those of Revd. Arthur Osborne Jay, a vicar of Holy Trinity, Shoreditch from 1886, whose parish included the Old Nichol. He dedicated the book to Father Jay...~Father Jay had read TALES OF MEAN STREETS... and wrote to him praising the accuracy of his general image of the East End, but saying that in certain parts of the area, life was much coarser and harder than that portrayed in the TALES...~The novel centres about Dicky Perrott, who is an impressionable boy of eight or nine when the story opens. To Morrison the Nichol is throughly horrible and he is intent on showing how Dicky in the next few years tries, and fails, to find any way out of it. [Ferdinando]~This is a very good-plus copy (spine slightly darkened, very minor wear at the spine ends). NCBEL III 1069.~This is a presentation copy inscribed by Morrison, "To Herbert Greenbrough Smith | with kind regards, from | Arthur Morrison | November 5th 1896". In the notable collection of Alan Clodd, recently sold by Maggs Bros., there was a first edition of TALES OF MEAN STREETS identically inscribed by Morrison to Herbert Greenbrough Smith two years earlier. It is almost certain that in both of these books, Morrison misspelled the name of the recipient, who had to be Herbert Greenough Smith, the editor of The Strand Magazine for four decades (1890s to the 1930s). Morrison contributed to The Strand during the years 1892-1912, including the detective tales of "Martin Hewitt, Investigator" in 1894. (After Conan Doyle apparently killed off Sherlock Holmes in the December 1893 issue of The Strand, thousands cancelled their subscriptions; Morrison jumped into the breach with "Martin Hewitt.").

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        BIBLE STUDY IN TOPICAL FORM

      1896. Good. THE ROYAL SCROLL. [with] PEN PICTURES FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION. Bound with BIBLE STUDY IN TOPICAL FORM answering the Who, When, Where, What, Why of the Scriptures. Chicago, Powers, Fowler and Lewis, 1896. Large octavo. 64;63pp. +[2]ff. The book is mounted on the tilting desktop surface of the case containing the Royal Scroll, and is to be used with it. The Scroll itself is actually two scrolls that rotate in unison when operated with a metal key inserted in one of two keyholes, revealing a series of 20 large and 132 small colored Biblical scenes. Both are enclosed in a 16 by 17 inch case, with a color-printed theater proscenium framing the two scrolls. The upper proscenium window shows a single scene measuring 9 by 7 1/2 inches; the lower window, measuring 14 by 3 1/2 inches, shows the smaller pictures, three at a time. Both are concealed by a pictorial flap. The accompanying book contains descriptive explanations, questions and answers, indexes, and four maps on two heavy sheets. Directions for using the apparatus and the book are laid-in. The desktop folds up to form one side of the case, and an attached stand folds down flush with the other side, and the key is secreted in an inside compartment. The result resembles a briefcase of plain black cloth, with a clasped flap. Extremities are worn, and the hinge of the flap is torn about halfway across. Otherwise the piece is fine, and the mechanism is in good working order. One can imagine its use by an itinerant Sunday School teacher.

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        German Social Democracy. Six lectures

      London, New York, and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co,, 1896. With an appendix on social democracy and the woman question in Germany, by Alys Russell, B.A. Octavo. Original maroon cloth, titles blind to front board and gilt to spine, imprint blind to rear board. 32 pages of advertisements at the rear. Cambridge bookseller's ticket. Spine slightly faded and rolled, corners lightly rubbed. An very good copy. First edition of Russell's first book, in the preferred maroon binding with adverts dated 9/96, believed to have precedence; one of fewer than 1,000 copies. The appendix is by his first wife Alys née Whitall (c.1867–1951). The newly married couple had taken their honeymoon in Berlin. Russell, though sympathetic to the reformist aims of the German Social Democratic Party, then the most influential Marxist movement in Europe, made some trenchant and far-sighted criticisms of Marxist dogmas. This was the copy (thoroughly annotated) of Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, the Cambridge- and Bloomsbury-associated political scientist who masterminded the League of Nations. This copy is accompanied by another first edition copy, in the blue binding and without the adverts at the rear. Both are from the library of Russell's friend and publisher Stanley Unwin.

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        Bracebridge Hall or the Humourists, 2 Vols. Heyliger Edition

      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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        The Savoy. An Illustrated Monthly. Edited by Arthur Symons. [Complete set in eight (8) parts]

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. London: Leonard Smithers, January to December 1896. First edition. Small 4to. All eight original parts of the quintessential 1890's magazine here rebound in two volumes. The original pictorial green paper wrappers of parts 3-6 bound in. (Volumes 1 and 2 were issued in pictorial pink boards). Bookplate of the bibliophile HOLBROOK JACKSON [1874-1948], author of 'The Eighteen Nineties: A Review of Art and Ideas at the Close of the Nineteenth Century' (1914), to front pastedowns. Handsomely bound, c.1920, in two volumes in green half morocco, gilt-lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green cloth boards. Publisher's printed slip announcing the demise of the series bound in at the end of part six. Some foxing to part seven. Spines uniformly and attractively sunned to a shade of brown. A very good copy of the complete periodical in a most handsome, slightly later, binding.(**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This book will require special carriage arrangements. Please contact us directly by telephone or e-mail for details).

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        A Book of Bargains

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION, First binding. Frontispiece by Aubrey Beardsley. Vincent O';Sullivan (1868 or 1872-1940) was an American-born writer who became the only important American author to be associated with the English Aesthetic movement. He was close friends with Beardsley, Smithers, and Oscar Wilde. O';Sullivan is known for his tales of decadence, horror, and the supernatural. This was the author';s first independent book. It comprises seven macabre tales on human perversity and the supernatural. This is in the primary binding with "Leonard Smithers 1896" printed in gilt at the foot of the spine (Lasner 109).In near fine condition in plum cloth with gilt title to spine and front board. Light sunning to spine and light foxing throughout. Previous owner';s name has been crossed out on front free end page. Overall an excellent copy of this scare title. 185 pages. LIT/012309.

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        The Savoy, An Illustrated Monthly,

      3 volumes, quarto, comprising: 1) Number 1, 170pp with 11 Beardlsey illustrations, including the Christmas Card (often missing) in the original pink decorated boards, spine missing but otherwise very good, January, 1896. 2) Number 2, 206pp with 8 Beardsley illustrations, original boards, extremities slightly worn, April 1896. 3) Number 4, original wrappers, spine missing, cover and title page by Beardsley, some light spotting, August, 1896. All first editions and as issued.* FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST * The Savoy was Leonard Smithers publication designed to rival The Yellow Book; Aubrey Beardsley was art editor, and literary editor was Arthur Symons. It gathered some of the great writers and artists of the day but it is Beardsley's many fine contributions that are the most spectacular, breaking new ground in graphic art and illustration.

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        Panorama der Berliner Gewerbe Ausstellung (Panorama of the Berlin Industrial Exhibition), 1896

      (Berlin: Oscar Michaelis, 1896). Printed by S. Schottlaender, Breslau. A colorful telescopic view of the Industrial Exhibition’s main hall, comprised of six bright, chromolithographed panels attached on the sides by accordion-folded paper. The front panel shows the outside of the hall, and the viewer looks through a small hole to behold the exhibits within. A banner in the foreground reads “Nahrungs und Genussmittel,” or “Food and Beverage,” and the stately domed building contains a veritable feast: tables are stacked high with rounds of cheese, meats, and casks of wine. Further back in the scene, shoppers peruse the latest fashions produced by the textile industry. At the end of the hall is a technological display, including engines, bicycles, and even a printing press. The back panel has a cut-out window covered with orange tissue, letting light come through with a stained-glass effect. On the back, printed in black & white, are labeled illustrations of some of the other buildings housing exhibits. In original colorful pictorial sleeve, which has a map of the exhibition grounds on one side, with labels for all of the displays. Sleeve shows some wear and is slightly cracked and chipped on one side, else a very fine optical souvenir.

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        The Were-Wolf

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1896. First edition. Brown cloth stamped with engraved leaves at each corner of upper side and one such leaf in gilt and gilt lettering on spine. Gilt lettered also on the upper side. Minor evidence of use and a few marks but a very good uncut copy.. Slight foxing to edges and endpapers otherwise very good. Square 8vo. (150 x 190 mm) pp. [viii]123, 1colophon,16pp. John Lane adverts. dated 1895.& Printed on laid paper. 6 engraved illustrations by the author's brother; each, except the frontispiece, is preceded by its own half title. The frontispiece has its own guard which also guards the title page. Engraved title page, lettering all in red. An inscription on the front free endpaper reads " Elsie Frances Dudley B.A/ with best love/ from/ Oscar. Xmas 1895".Clemence Housman (writer and engraver 1861-1955) was one of seven members of the Housman family. She was 2 years younger than A.E. and 4 years older than Laurence. They both spent years in London at art college and with the Art Nouveau movement. Clemence was involved in Women's Suffrage and was imprisoned in Holloway for her active support of the battle-cry of "No taxation without representation".& "The Were-Wolf" was her first book. According to her brother it was written to "amuse her fellow students". A very early copy of the FIRST EDITION.

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        Antike und Frühmittelalterliche Fussbekleidungen aus Achmim-Panopolis

      Dusseldorf: [1896]. Folio. (14 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches). Contents loose as issued. viii, 48pp. 96 text illustrations. 25 hand-coloured lithographed plates finished with gilt highlights. Publisher's red morocco portfolio, front cover elaborately tooled in gilt and black, expertly rebacked, glazed yellow endpapers and portfolio flaps. The definitive illustrated study of ancient and medieval Egyptian footwear, with beautiful hand coloured plates. This unusual illustrated work on the ancient and medieval footwear from the Egyptian city of Ahkmim (aka Panopolis) was limited to 150 numbered copies, this being copy number 58. The author served as the director of the Industrial and Crafts Museum (Kunstgewerbemuseum) in Dusseldorf. Frauberger's study is based on the museum's collection of footwear discovered in a Coptic necropolis during excavations in Ahkmim in the 1880s. The work is quite rare, with no copies cited in the modern auction records. Colas 1112; Lipperheide 267; Hiler, p. 341.

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        ?The Effect of Magnetisation on the Nature of the Light Emitted by a Substance,? in Nature, Vol. 55, 1897

      First edition of the first English translation of one of the most significant and influential discoveries of the late 19th century, the Noble Prize winning discovery and announcement of the Zeeman effect: the splitting of a spectral line into complicated multiple patterns when in the presence of a static magnetic field.  "The Zeemann effect not only opened a new world of facts which interest the physicist, the chemist, and even the astronomer, but the study also contributed - to an extent much greater than the study of the Stark effect - to the conceptual development of quantum theory" (Jammer). ?In 1896, at the request of Lorentz, [Zeeman] began investigating the effect of magnetic fields on a light source and discovered what is now known as the Zeeman effect. This discovery proved Lorentz theory of electromagnetic radiation...  It is by way of the Zeeman Effect that astronomers cam measure the strength of the magnetic field on the surface of the sun, or other stars. Scientists were not able to fully understand the Effect until the development of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. In 1902, Zeeman and Lorentz were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, for their research into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomenon? (Pieter Zeeman Website).  Today, the Zeeman Effect is one of the principles that underlie nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron spin resonance spectroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Mossbauer spectroscopy.  Zeeman?s paper was first presented to the Royal Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam in a paper entitled ?Over den Invloed eener Magnetisatie op den Aard van het door een Stof uitgezonden Licht? in 1896. The 1896 original and this first English translation includes his Zeeman?s understanding of ?small molecular elements charged with electricity,? and a rough calculation of the charge to mass ratio of these ?ions?? (Nature Physics Portal).  In 1902, Zeeman and Lorenz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for ?the extraordinary service they rendered by their researches into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomena? (Nobel Prize Portal). CONDITION & DETAILS: Volume 55 (November 1896-April 1897). Complete. Ex-libris bearing only a small stamp on the half title and no spine markings whatsoever. 4to (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). Beautifully bound in recent dark orange cloth designed to replicate the original Nature bindings. The front board is ruled and lettered in black. The spine is also black ruled and lettered, with the volume number and date in gilt. Tightly and very solidly bound. New endpapers. Light age toning in the upper margin of some pages, as well as to the title. An occasional light age spot here and there. Otherwise bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition. 

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        HANDZEICHNUNGEN ALTER MEISTER AUS DER ALBERTINA UND ANDEREN SAMMLUNGEN

      Wien: Gerlach & Schenk. 1896-1908. folio, half calf portfolio, with cloth backed boards, gilt stamping and illustration on upper boards with tipped-in illustration. Hundreds of plates.. 12 volumes. First edition. Text in German. This complete multi-volume set contains over 1,400 large plates of drawings (many color) in the Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, and other European collections. Includes titlepage printed in color, foreword and table of contents for each volume. Representing drawings by Old Masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Rubens and others. Volumes 11 and 12 compiled by Jos. Meder. Lacking title page for Volume 5. Minor rubbing to extremities of portfolios. Some cracking and weakening to hinges of some of the portfolios. Paper labels affixed to spines. A commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale is loosely inserted.

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        Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte

      New York: The Century Co., 1896., 1896. FIRST EDITION. 4 volumes, 4to. Beautifully bound in recent full burgundy morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt decoration to spines, top edges gilt; marbled end papers. Splendidly illustrated with about 300 fine portraits and plates, many in colour. A fine, clean, bright set.

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        Poems; Poems Second Series; Poems Third Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. First editions. Very Good +. Very Good + condition for all three books. The first book, one of 500 copies, with spine faded and foxing along outer edge of white cloth. Previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down, otherwise clean and unmarked internally. The second book, one of 960 copies, spine toned and slightly cocked and with two previous owner's markings on the front end paper. The third book, with spine mildly toned, some wear at spine ends and minor offsetting on end papers from the silk book marker. In all an excellent set of first printings, with the first book being particularly difficult to find in collectible condition. Most of Dickinson's work (including these volumes) was published posthumously and received mixed critical review. In time, however, her work has become strongly associated with the feminist movement and early, pre-modernist poetry. & & "Dickinson never shied away from the great subjects of human suffering, loss, death, even madness, but her perspective was intensely private; like Rainer Maria Rilke and Gerard Manley Hopkins, she is the great poet of inwardness, of the indefinable region of the soul in which we are, in a sense, all alone." - Joyce Carol Oats (from "Essential Dickinson"). Very Good +.

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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'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. 1896.

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        Red Men and White . . . Illustrated by Frederic Remington

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1896. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896.. First edition.. Fine copy.. Wright III, 6038. 8vo, original pictorial red cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis and 16 plates. ¦ Eight stories about soldiers and Indians west of the Missouri, and appropriately inscribed on the front free endpaper to ÒCaptain A. C. Macklen with / the AuthorÕs kind regards. / Nov. 1895.Ó

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        My Lady Nicotine - A Study in Smoke

      Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1896. Early printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Dust jacket. Maurice B. Prendergast, Illustrator. Lovely decorated American trade binding. Later printing of the first U.S. edition. Joseph Knight Company on title page with date of MDCCCXCVI (1896), copyright 1895 by Joseph Knight Company on copyright page. L.C. Page and Company printed in gold at base of spine (L. C. Page bought out the Joseph Knight Company in 1896-97). Clean green cloth boards with elaborate black, green and pink decoration, gold lettering on cover, green and pink decoration and gold lettering on spine. Gilt top page edges. Light surface rubbing to corners, no fraying. Hint of light rubbing to cloth at margin near bottom of front cover. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright; clean endpapers (previous owner inscription in light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard opposite the full color decorated title page. Delightful illustrations and page decorations throughout by Maurice B. Prendergast. 276 pages.

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        The Cyclists' Touring Club (C.T.C.) Gazette. A collection of 12 yearly Volumes

      London: Cyclists' Touring Club Quarto. An excellent broken run of this famous monthly magazine complete for the years 1896 (Volume XV), 1903, 1926 to 1929, and 1932 to 1937. Many b/w illustrations (by such artists as Frank Patterson), steel engravings and photos. Each of the 12 volumes is about 450 pages and includes an index. Original bind-stamped cloth (variously blue, red and green) with the club's gilt logo on upper boards. Gilt titling on spines and upper boards. The binding of the 1896 volume is worn around the spine and hinges. Overall, the collection is in very good condition. *The C.T.C. Gazette, which contains a wealth of information for the cycling historian and enthusiast, was the premier British cycling magazine of its time. It was originally (in 1878) the Monthly Circular of the Bicycle Touring Club, but changed to the C.T.C. Gazette in 1882. It contained many fascinating accounts of cycling adventures in Britain, Europe and elsewhere and kept C.T.C. members up to date on the latest bicycles, news and suitable routes.. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Harper's Bazaar 1896

      New York.: Harper Brothers.. 1896.. Massive volume; three-quarter leather binding 16 x 11 inches; 1100 pp. Fifty-two lavishly illustrated issues including Supplements. Of great interest are the 23 tipped-in folded patterns for clothing (on light-weight paper): these are for women's garments, young girls' garments; etc. Except for two that are loose, these are bound into the volume, and all are in very good condition. Copious illustrations of women's and young girls' costumes are featured in the newspaper; these include bicycling costumes, formal evening wear, sporting costumes, gowns for various occasions including weddings; also shawls, hats, embroidery patterns and more. Emphasis is placed on sport for women: side saddle horseback riding; crewing (rowing); basketball; golf; etc. Greatest emphasis, however, is placed on bicycling, with numerous illustrations depicting a woman and her "wheel"; considerable advertising aimed at this new market, eg. a full page article by Martha McCulloch-Williams endorsing Fibre Chamois with four illustrations of costumes by Redfern; also a multi-page article on "The Making of a Woman's Bicycle," and more. Full-page illustrations of costumes by M. Felix and House of Worth. Several pages in the December 12 issue are duplicated and/or bound out of sequence. There are several short marginal tears (repaired with archival tape). Abrasions to exterior: spine edges and corners of covers; overall very good clean condition. ITEM WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 20 LBS - WE WILL QUOTE EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES. The rear pages of each issue of the newspaper feature captioned cartoon images (6 x 4.5 inches or so) focusing on class-centered faux pas as well as African-American, Irish or Chinese characters whose utterances are rendered in dialect. The newspaper's extensive single and double-page illustrations focus on costumes of the day (many by Felix and Worth) but other features reflect wider-ranging interests: these include profiles of Helen Keller and Harriet Beecher Stowe and fiction by Octave Thanet. Illustrations of theatrical interest include illustrated product endorsements offered by Lillian Russell and Sarah Bernhardt. Loads of full-page illustrations of British royalty and English historical subjects make clear the Anglophile leanings of the publisher and no doubt the bulk of the newspaper's readers. The volume was part of the library of Jacob Kamm of Portland Oregon. Kamm, a prominent businessman in 19th century Portland, founded the Oregon Steam Navigation Company and was heavily involved in real estate in the city. His estate was valued at over four million dollars at the time of his death in 1912. The volume is in very good condition, tight and attractive in its binding. Uncommon in such good condition. .

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        The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1896. Oblong quarto. Original blue cloth spine, pictorial upper board, decorative endpapers. With colour illustrations by Florence K Upton. Ownership signature in pencil to front free endpaper verso. Boards lightly rubbed and marked, upper hinge starting. Otherwise an excellent copy of this fragile book. First edition, first impression.

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        RAPE OF THE LOCK An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Cantos. Embroidered with Nine Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley [with,] A STITCH IN TIME; Or Pride Prevents a Fall

      London: Leonard Smithers [and] Printed for the Nonesuch Press by Richard Clay and Sons., 1896 and 1927. 2 volumes. First edition with Beardsley’s illustrations and Limited edition of 1525 hand numbered copies, this copy being number 14. With the nine full page drawings by Beardsley on varnished plates plus a few smaller drawings throughout and with the “STITCH” printed on antique arches cream laid paper. 4to and small folio, publisher’s turquoise cloth with beveled edges featuring a elaborate full upper-cover decoration in gilt designed by Beardsley and with gilt lettering to the spine, the “STITCH” stitch bound into stiff paper boards wrapped in a hand-marbled paper with a cream paper label on the upper cover printed in black. Both volumes now protected in folding cloth covered chemises and housed in a full maroon morocco solander case, lettered in gilt on the spine panel. 47 pp. and 27, (1) pp. The Beardsley RAPE OF THE LOCK, a very attractive and well preserved copy, internally fine but for the inevitable toning to the paper and tiny bit of very light foxing to the preliminary few leaves, the cloth still very bright and fresh with just a bit of bumping to the extremities and very minor tenderness to the rear hinge. The “STITCH”, an internally fine copy, the paper wrapper with some light wear and toning along the edges and separation at the spine turnover. SCARCE FIRST EDITION and a very nice copy of one of the more infrequently seen handful of books illustrated during Beardsley’s short career. It was commissioned at approximately the same time as his conversion to Catholicism, thus this title is a bit less overtly sexual then several of his other famous works, but it is no less distinctively Beardsley. Beardsley’s career lasted only six years, he died in 1898 at the age of 25 from tuberculosis. Pope’s famous poem satirizes a petty squabble by comparing it to the epic world of the gods. It is based on a true incident recounted by Pope's friend, John Caryll. Arabella Fermor and her suitor, Lord Petre, were both from aristocratic Catholic families in England. Petre, lusting after Arabella, had cut off a lock of her hair without permission, and the consequent argument had created a breach between the two households. Pope wrote the poem at the request of his friend Caryll in the hope it would point out of the inherent humor of the incident and help to diffuse the situation between the two families. The Beardsley illustrated is known as “...one of Beardsley’s most complete achievements...” The “STITCH IN TIME” a handsome production from the Nonesuch Press. It is James Laver’s modern Popeian poem which in his own words is “a pastiche of The Rape of the Lock but transposed into modern times.” The Nonesuch Press printed this in a wholly authentic Eighteenth Century style. If one did not know better (and the book wasn’t dated) one might easily assume this to have printed over two hundred years ago, the typeface, the paper, the engraved title, etc., are all extremely convincing. Laver was an author, art historian, and museum curator who acted as Keeper of Prints, Drawings and Paintings for the Victoria and Albert Museum between 1938 and 1959. In John Dreyfus’ THE NONESUCH CENTURY, Dreyfus quotes Laver on how this publication came into being, “For my own amusement and without very much hope of publication I had written a Popeian poem called A Stitch in Time. It was quite frankly a pastiche of The Rape of the Lock but transposed into modern times. I showed it to my Director, Sir Eric Maclagan, who seemed to like it. I then showed it to Herz, who passed it on to Dorothy Moulton Mayer. She happened to be a friend of Stephen Gooden, who was then producing his miraculous line engravings for the publications of the Nonesuch Press, and she invited him to dinner to meet me and hear the poem. He carried it off to show to Francis Meynell and to my astonishment and delight Meynell offered to publish it…The small edition was soon exhausted and it became something of a collector’s piece, so that even The Financial Times was moved to comment upon the bullish qualities of a publication which had risen in price in a couple of weeks, from 3s. 9d. to 35s”

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        Gran Diccionario Tauromaco

      R. Velasco. Hardcover. 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. . Very Good. 1896. Second Edition.

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        HINDU ASTRONOMY

      London, Chas. Straker & Sons, Ltd., 1896.. FIRST EDITION, 1896. SIR WILLIAM CHRISTIE'S COPY, ASTRONOMER ROYAL. Tall 8vo, approximately 265 x 155 mm, 10¼ x 6¼ inches, 11 plates and 2 illustrations in the text, diagrams in the text, pages xiv, 329, original publisher's cloth, bevelled boards, black decoration to covers and spine, gilt lettered spine, dark brown endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly worn, spine edges a little rubbed, tiny bump to top corner of upper cover, edges slightly foxed and occasional fox spots just showing in margins, contents very nice. Printer's error slip tipped in at page 256 explaining misnumbering, book is guaranteed complete. A very good copy. Chapters on: Prehistoric Astronomy of the Aryan migrating tribes; Early Hindu Periods; The Hindu Ecliptic; The Hindu Months; Theory regarding the cause of the Planetary Motions; Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry of the Hindus; Hindu Astronomical Instruments; Early Hindu Astronomers; Rise of the Buddhist Heresy, and its Effects on Hindu Astronomy; Astronomical Works of the Hindus; Description of the Surya Siddhanta. This copy was presented to William Christie, Astronomer Royal from 1881 to 1910 from Rajendra Nayayan Rai Bahadur with a presentation slip, dated 1896 tipped in on the title page. (we bought several books from Christies library) Under Christie the Royal Observatory at Greenwich not only continued its work in positional astronomy but also began a programme of stellar photography and one of making daily records of solar activity. The Observatory also took part in a number of international collaborative projects such as the Astrographic Chart and Carte du Ciel project of mapping the entire sky in both catalogue and photographic form. Eighteen Observatories were involved in this project from all over the world. Christie was also responsible for a number of additions to the Observatory which included purchasing the 28" telescope still in working order today. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        HAUSTOCHTERCHENS KOCHSCHULE FUR SPIEL UND LEBEN

      1896. 1. COOKING EDUCATION. HAUSTOCHTERCHENS KOCHSCHULE FUR SPIEL UND LEBEN Ein Kochbuch mit Wage und Masgeraten im Puppenmas [DAUGHTER'S HOME COOKING SCHOOL FOR FUN AND LIFE. A COOKBOOK WITH BALANCE] von Anna Jager. Ravensberg, Germany: Otto Maier, 1896. 8vo (5 1/4 x 7"), cloth backed boards, 208p., pictorial paste-on, Fine condition. Fourth edition revised and enlarged. Text contains the basics of cooking, what utensils to use, how to weigh ingredients, recipes and even witty sayings: "Better a mouse in kraut than no meat at all". Illustrated by Jager and Fritz Reiss throughout in black & white and orange & white and including pages for the child to write in their own recipes (this unused). The book is HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL TOY COOKING BOX with the illustration on the cover of the book matching the illustration on the cover of the box. The book contains one photo that displays the contents of the box. The box itself measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 by 4" high, the box and the contents are all in fine condition. Inside, there are multiple compartments which hold cooking and serving wares including: knife, fork, spoon, 2 serving forks, gravy ladle, meat fork, tongs, a hanging scale with hanger, 2 measuring spoons, 3 measuring cups, wire whisk, 2 spatulas, a colander spoon, rolling pin, 2 wooden spoons, potato masher, brush and pan, cutting board, cheese grater, roasting pan, mixing bowl, china soup tureen and a china tea set with 2 cups, creamer and lidded sugar bowl. Simply an incredible children's educational toy.

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        The Jungle Book. + The Second Jungle Book.

      Reprint. London: Macmillan and Co. 1896-95. With illustr. by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. 212 + 240 pp. Well preserved copy bound in nice full green leather with coloured labels and gold illustrations on spines together with golddecoration on frontboards, goldline on boards and large inner ornamental gold border, all edges gilt

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        The Leaping Ouananiche. What It Is, Where, When and How to Catch It

      New York: Field and Stream Publishing Co. 318 Broadway 1896 New York: Field and Stream Publishing Co., 318 Broadway, [1896]. Second edition. 12mo. Illustrated. 57 pp., with a small broadsheet tipped in advertising Chamber's Book, "The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment.". Printed pictorial wrappers. Very good

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        (Thirty-three Items of Ephemera)

      London: Vale Press, (1890s). Group of ephemera printed at the Vale Press between 1896 and 1903 containing twenty-two order forms, seven book lists, and four notices, two of which are duplicates. Three of the order forms are printed in red and black, and many of the pieces contain decorative woodcut elements. Light foxing and toning to some items, else a fine set of Art Nouveau-style press ephemera.

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        A Book of the Parish of Deir

      Aberdeen, Scotland: Printed at the Free Press Office, 1896. In GOOD ++ CONDITION. 104pp, bound in original brown cloth with decorative red scroll around title and Parish Seal. Photographic frontis has tissue guard intact, with photographs throughout, along with a ground plan of the Abbey Church of Deir and Precincts, 1789. Contents include The Stone Circles of Deir, Patron Saint of Deir - Saint Drostan, The Book of Deir, The Parish and Ministers of Deir, Eminent Men and Women, the Ballad of Sir James the Rose and much more. Covers show corner wear, age darkening, small ink stain to front cover, front hinge starting, occasional foxing (mostly on prelims). BINDING TIGHT. From the personal collection of Francis M. O'Brien, author and legendary Maine Bookseller (no identification markings, but he noted in pencil, on the ffp "stone circle").. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Maggie

      Publisher: D. Appleton, New York, 1896. Maggie by Stephen Crane. First edition, first issue of first edition listing Stephen Crane as the author. Preceded only by the exceedingly scarce 1893 privately printed edition. Publisher: D. Appleton, New York, 1896 First issue with the title page printed in upper and lower case type. Also the w in line 17 page 123 is perfect. Binding is in very good plus condition. Slight soiling to the spine. Contents clean. Book plate on the front pastedown. Owner’s name and date in ink on the second blank free endpaper. 158 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-008.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        The Alhambra

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1896. Large paper edition. Half-Leather. Fine. Joseph Pennell. Introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Illustrated with 12 original lithographs by Joseph Pennell from drawings of the places mentioned by Washington Irving. One of 500 copies of the Large Paper Edition. Bound in ornately gilt stamped half leather with marbled boards and end papers. Fine condition except for foxing on pages 6 & 7 where a newspaper article was laid in not affecting the original lithographs. Large paper edition

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        The Collected Writings Of Thomas De Quincey

      A & C Black, 1896. Very good, generally, front hinge cracked and binding slightly shaken in volume II, moderate wear to spine ends, corners bumped, a few small discoloured patches on rear cover of volume III. Hardback, 12mo, complete 14 volume set, approximately 450 pp per volume, blue cloth, gilt spines volumes I, II, VI, VII, IX, XXIII and XIV top edges gilt, first two volumes published in 1896, rest in 1897.

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        ZANKIWANK AND THE BLETHERWITCH

      1896. 3. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. ZANKIWANK AND THE BLETHERWITCH: an original fantastic fairy extravaganza by S.J. Adair Fitzgerald. NY: Frederick Stokes [1896]. 8vo (6 x 7 7/8"), green gilt pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, 188p., some foxing and some pages opened roughly else VG+. 1st American edition of Rackham's first real fantasy. This is illustrated by him with 41 black and white illustrations (17 full page) that are full of fancy and imagination. Gibbings (p.100) says that it is with these illustrations that "the true Rackham begins to emerge consistently and this might well be called the first good Rackham." See Also Wick / Harvard Turn of the Century #37. This is a nice copy of a scarce Rackham book.

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        THE ZANKIWANK AND THE BLETHERWITCH

      Published by J.M. Dent & Co., 1896. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. An Original Fantastic Fairy Extravaganza. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignettes to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. 188 pages. 8 x 6 inches. 17 full-page b/w drawings and 24 text illustrations including the title page. One of Rackham's earliest works. Pictorial bookplate of Peter Kerr of Portland, Oregon to front pastedown, depicting a sailing ship with the caption 'Laden With Golden Grain'. Peter Kerr was a prominent businessman in the early twentieth century, and was known as the “Patriarch of the Pacific Northwest wheat trade” for his role connecting farmers in eastern Oregon and Washington with global markets (The Oregon Encylopedia). Tiny ink inscription to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. Spine and corners slightly bumped. A few tiny foxspots to contents else covers and contents clean and bright. A very nice copy of this scarce Rackham item. [S]

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        JUDE THE OBSCURE

      1896. London: Macmillan and Co., 1896. 2 pp preliminary ads (paginated 3-4) plus 2 pp terminal ads (paginated [5]-6), with inside front and rear cover ads paginated [2] & 7, the last being dated "20.3.96". Original tan wrappers printed in brown. First Colonial Edition, issued as No. 294 in "Macmillan's Colonial Library," "intended for circulation only in India and the British Colonies." The text is from the same plates as the domestic issue published by Osgood McIlvaine, but on thinner paper; the colonial issue does not include the Hatherell frontispiece that appears in the domestic one.~This colonial edition was bound either in flexible dark blue-green cloth, or (as here) in tan wrappers. The cloth-bound version has an eight-page ad catalogue dated "20.3.96" at the end; this wrappered version has those eight pages divided between front and rear, forming the endpapers (pages 1 and 8 invisible, as they are pasted down onto the inside covers).~This is a very good-plus copy (spine a bit darkened, but otherwise remarkably free of soil or wear); unlike the domestic edition published by Osgood McIlvaine & Co., this colonial one by Macmillan is not at all common. Not mentioned in Purdy but see pp 86-91.

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        The Little Regiment

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1896. First Edition, First Issue. Beige linen cloth with red florets on cover and spine, gilt designed capital "T" and lettering in black and red. First issue with ads in back starting with "Gilbert Parker's Best Books," and four blank pages at end. A fine, unused copy.

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        Daily Resolves

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. 24mo, 4 x 5.5, 15 unnumbered pages with 7 chromolithographs. Half white pebbled cloth stamped in gilt with chromolithograp of maple leaf and hour glass on the other half . Washington's very rare and fragile first book, a compilation of life affirming aphorisms on which BTW may be said to have modeled his life -- "To realize that the surest way to lift up ourselves is to lift up someone else." First edition, also published in London by Ernest Nister. Gem Series. Printed in Bavaria. & & & The cover, though moderately soiled, is in very good condition. Gift inscription on FFEP. One loose leaf facing title page.

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        Poems Third Series

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

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