viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1896

        Jude the Obscure

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co.,, 1896. With an Etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and roundel to upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Etched frontispiece on series-title verso, map of Wessex at end. Spine somewhat rolled, faint spotting to endpapers, some offsetting from the frontispiece onto the tissue guard. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of Hardy's final novel, published on 1 November 1895, as volume 8 of The Wessex Novels. The page numbering was altered during printing, so that sigs. A-H exist in two distinct states, often found mixed. In the first state page numbers are present on partially blank pages, but this was altered so that numbers were omitted at the chapter endings (in conformity with the later gatherings). This copy is predominantly in early state, with all but two page numbers present in the first eight signatures.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Laodicean; a Story of To-Day, by Thomas Hardy...with an Etching by H. MacBeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex

      New York, Harper & Brothers, 1896. 1st American Edition. Description: vii, [1] 499 p. , front. , map, 20 cm. Subjects: Architects--Fiction. Castles--Conservation and restoration--Fiction. Wessex (England) --Fiction. Form/Genre: Love stories. Previous owner's signature. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Book of Common Prayer, as issued in the Year 1549, in the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, being The Original Edition of The Prayer Book

      n.p.: Privately Reproduced in facsimile from a Copy of the Original Edition for Mr. G. Moreton, 1896. First printing. Leather_bound. Near Fine. 9 1/2 x 12 inches. Small folio. [372] pages. Small old library stamp to ffep, and inner margin of title page and ffep. Pages otherwise bright and clean and free of marking soiling or staining. Griffiths 1896/5. All page edges uncut. Bound in full modern panelled morocco with renewed endpapers and original endpapers preserved. Binding signed Ipsley Bindery. Spine with five raised bands with rules and blindstamped decoration to each compartment. One compartment with gilt "Common Prayer (1549)." This copy numbered 4 "of the best edition" on the reverse of the title page. A spectacular example of this very scarce work, of which only 500 copies were privately printed. An exact reprint (facsimile) of the first Book of Common Prayer adopted under King Edward.

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        An Outcast of the Islands

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896 First edition, first printing of Conrad's second book. Original green cloth. An excellent copy with bright and unfaded gilt to spine, only a few small spots of slight discoloration to the front cover and a small scuff to the rear cover, else fine. Housed in custom quarter leather box with a folding chemise.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        SYRIA FROM THE SADDLE

      Silver, Burdett, Boston 1896 - Minor dust, Author's first book; 45 plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Writings [Autograph Edition], The

      1896. The Autograph EditionSigned by the Author and IllustratorsHARTE, Bret. The Writings of Bret Harte. With introductions, glossary, and indexes. Illustrated by photogravures. [In nineteen volumes]. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [1896]-1903.Autograph Edition. Limited to 350 numbered copies, signed by the author and dated “Septem. 1896.” Nineteen octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 213 x 142 mm). Photogravure frontispieces, vignette titles, and plates after drawings and paintings by Frederic Remington, James Montgomery Flagg, Alice Barber Stephens, W.L. Taylor, E. Boyd Smith, B. West Clinedinst, Mary Hallock Foote, and others, all on India paper mounted. Descriptive tissue guards. Each volume with at least one plate signed by the illustrator (the frontispiece of Volume V signed by Frederic Remington).Contemporary full dark blue levant morocco. Covers elaborately paneled in gilt within a double gilt fillet border, spines decoratively paneled in gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt, red crushed levant morocco doublures ruled in gilt and with gilt cornerpieces, red watered silk liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. Minimal fading to spines. A wonderful set.A twentieth volume Stories and Poems, was published twelve years after the first nineteen volumes, in 1915 (see BAL 7408).Bret Harte (1836-1902), “American writer who helped create the local-color school in American fiction. In 1854 Harte left New York for California and went into mining country on a brief trip that legend has expanded into a lengthy participation in, and intimate knowledge of, camp life. In 1857 he was employed by the Northern Californian, a weekly paper. In about 1860 he moved to San Francisco and began to write for the Golden Era, which published the first of his Condensed Novels, brilliant parodies of James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and others. He edited the periodical Californian, for which he engaged Mark Twain to write weekly articles. In 1868…Harte was named editor of the Overland Monthly. For it he wrote “The Luck of Roaring Camp” and “The Outcasts of Poker Flat.” Following The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches (1870), he found himself world famous. He furthered his reputation with the poem “Plain Language from Truthful James” (1870), better known as “The Heathen Chinee.” On it he based his best play, Ah Sin (1877), a collaboration with Twain” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).BAL 7384.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mistura Curiosa

      Edinburgh. Maclachlan and Stewart. 1896, 1896. First edition. 4to. Bound in publisher's dark green cloth covered bevelled boards, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. Light edgewear, some slight frayiong to head of spine; bright, clean and handsome. All edges gilt. Internally clean. A bizarre and unusual collection of verses, riddles, songs and fables, some of which it has to be said are markedly racist by today's standards (if not actually intended to be at the time because apparently being a weapons-grade muppet to people who weren't exactly like you in every respect was just good, clean fun), but which were probably the height of comic subtlety in 1896, which leads me to believe I'd sooner chew my own leg off than attend a recital of such gibberish. Subjects other than the fact that black people were vastly amusing to late Victorians covered by this volume include comic Scottish verses, rhymes about golf (the only redeeming feature of said pastime being that the practitioners of it are frequently struck by lightning), curling and the unforgiving and somewhat provocative behaviour of Sweet Nell the Grocer's Daughter. Illustrated throughout with varying degrees of artistic beauty and horrifying crassness by Charles Altamont Doyle. This is a most curious item and in fact criticism of it (not that I'll stop, obviously) is like someone one hundred years in the future finding a Viz annual and a Conservative Party internal memo and deciding therefore that we were all sexually perverse bigoted stereotypes with the charm and appeal of a really bad escalator accident; what they'll think when they get round to reading the Viz annual is anybody's guess. A snapshot of an era, albeit one of those snapshots you wouldn't run back inside a burning building to retrieve.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        VAN NU EN STRAKS. Tweede reeks. Complete set, 19 nummers. second part. complete

      Brussels/ Antwerp,1896-1901 . Alle (19) nummers gebrocheerd in originele papiercovers, enkele nummers met beschadigde (fragiele) rug of met achtercover los, maar aanwezig! Voorts een goede set. Zeldzaam om compleet te vinden in zijn originele (ongebonden) vorm. Contributions by Emmanuel de Bom, Cyriel Buysse, Prosper van Langendonck, Victor de Meyere, Stijn Streuvels, Herman Teirlinck, August Vermeylen, Karel van de Woestijne and others. Richely decorated by Henry van de Velde, George Lemmen, Théo van Rysselberghe and others. very rare and important itém !!!! n Nu en Straks was, van 1893 tot 1894 en van 1896 tot 1901, het tijdschrift van de Vlaamse jongeren en een typische exponent van het West-Europese fin de siècle. Men wilde wegvluchten van het toenemende provincialisme van die tijd en een meer internationaal gerichte weg inslaan. De redactie zocht aansluiting bij deze Franstalige artistieke bewegingen, zoals Les XX en La Libre Esthétique en poogde ook een Vlaams antwoord te formuleren op de vernieuwende klanken uit Nederland. Men streefde in tegenstelling tot Willem Kloos en de zijnen niet naar individualisme en "l'art pour l'art", maar naar een gemeenschapskunst. Men wilde een avant-gardeorgaan zijn zonder esthetische dogmata. Men keerde zich tegen het realisme en het naturalisme, omdat dit te oppervlakkig werd gevonden. Bij Van Nu en Straks was het van belang dat literatuur "hogere facetten " van het leven weergaf. De eerste reeks (1893-1894) was overwegend gewijd aan literatuur en beeldende kunst. De redactie bestond uit Cyriel Buysse, Emmanuel De Bom, Prosper Van Langendonck en August Vermeylen. Henry Van de Velde, James Ensor, Georges Minne en Jan Toorop zorgden voor de illustraties. Het was voor het eerst dat literatuur niet meer los werd gezien van andere (beeldende) kunsten. In de tweede reeks (1896-1901) kwam er onder meer Karel van de Woestijne bij. Herman Teirlinck debuteerde erin en ook Stijn Streuvels was een trouwe medewerker. Ook Guido Gezelle en Hugo Verriest werden gepubliceerd. August Vermeylen was de grote voortrekker. De tweede reeks was vanwege de financiële situatie soberder van opmaak. In tegenstelling tot de eerste reeks, was er in de tweede reeks nauwelijks inbreng van Nederlandse schrijvers. De tweede reeks wilde aanvankelijk meer ruimte laten voor maatschappelijk geëngageerde artikels. De kunstenaar had naast een artistieke eveneens een maatschappelijke rol te vervullen. De jonge redactieleden van Van Nu en Straks waren, zoals vele jongeren van de gegoede burgerlijke klasse uit die tijd, sterk geïnspireerd door de nieuwe anarchistische ideeën die België bereikten via Franse vertalingen. Het werk van de Russische prins Kropotkin en van Max Stirner waren erg populair. Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, de grote voorman van de Nederlandse revolutionaire socialisten, leverde maatschappijkritische bijdragen. Ook de eigen redactie bracht anarchistische geschriften voort. Vooral Jacques Dwelshauvers, jeugdvriend van August Vermeylen, die meestal schreef onder het pseudoniem Jacques Mesnil, speelde hierin een belangrijke rol. In 1901 leidden meningsverschillen tot het voorlopig einde van Van Nu en Straks. De directe aanleiding was een novelle van Jacques Mesnil, Wellust. Emmanuel de Bom, die het Franstalige anarchistische werk van Jacques Mesnil vertaald had, was voor plaatsing van het stuk, terwijl Vermeylen en anderen ertegen waren, vanwege de onzedelijkheid. Dit leidde tot een breuk tussen Jacques Mesnil en August Vermeylen. De meeste redactieleden hadden hun jong enthousiasme voor de anarchistische zaak immers verloren en hadden zichzelf ingeschreven in de burgerlijke maatschappij. Niet veel later werd de weg vervolgd en voortgezet met de oprichting van de tijdschriften Vlaanderen, Nieuw Vlaams Tijdschrift en De Boomgaard. In Vlaanderen zorgde Van Nu en Straks in amper tien jaar tijd voor een ware omwenteling in de Vlaamse cultuur en het fungeerde als katalysator voor de vrijzinnige en katholieke bladen die in dezelfde tijd ontstonden, vernieuwd of heropgericht werden.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autograph Letter, signed ("Frederick A. Cook") to the Arctic artist Albert Operti, congratulating him on his recent success [with the Peary expedition to Greenland], and hoping to meet with him to discuss it

      Brooklyn, NY, oct. 4, 1896. 12mo. 1-1/2 pp., in ink, on personal stationery (Frederick A. Cook, M.D., 687 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.). Slightly soiled, old folds, docketed, presumably by Operti, "ans O/18/96" . A fine Arctic association. Frederick Cook, founding member of both the Arctic Club and the Explorer's Club, and future rival claimant to Robert Peary as discoverer of the North Pole, writes to his old friend Albert Operti. Both Cook and Operti had been with Peary on an Arctic expedition in 1891 (Cook as surgeon, Operti as artist), and Operti had just returned from a second Peary expedition to Greenland, with sketches, notes, paintings, and memorabilia which now form an important part of the collections of the Explorer's Club "My dear Operti, "I am so glad that you succeeded. You must have had a glorious time. Accept my hearty congratulations. "I am anxious to see your hard earned collection and have a peasant chat about our old Eskimo friends in the far North ... "if this is agreeable to you at what time and place, may i have the honor ... "Yours cordially, "Frederick A. Cook"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Simplicissimus. 1. Jahrgang. 4. April 1896 - 27. März 1897

      München, 1896 - 1897.. 52 Hefte mit jeweils 4 Bll. Umfang und vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. Illustr. OLwd. Folio. Der selten gewordene erste Jahrgang der bedeutenden satirischen Zeitschrift! - Etwas bestoßen, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Survey of India. Route Map for the Western Himalayas, Kashmir, Punjab and Northern India, with portions of Afghanistan, Baluchistan &c (including the former Kashmir route map). Compiled originally by Major T.G. Montgomerie. R.E., F.R.S., F.R.G.S. &c

      Calcutta.: Surveyor General of India.. 1896.. Engraved map with outline handcolor, dissected into 32 and mounted on linen, 20 1/2 x 31 inches on sheet 26 1/4 x 33 3/4 inches, folding into cloth-covered boards 7 x 4 3/4 inches. Very light overall soiling and a couple of light spots to the map; penned correction to the price at lower right border; splits to spine cloth, corners of cover a little worn. Published originally in 1874, this is the June 1884 edition of the map "with additions to railways 1896." Scale 1 inch to 32 miles; among features marked are: "Dawk Bungalows", "Bungalows or Resting Houses", "Passes", "Routes that have been traversed", "Routes unsurveyed but derived from information", "Railways Unopened" and Villages. Area covered is from 68 to 84 degress of longitude and from 28 to 38 degrees of latitude, centring on Kashmir or Srinagar. An extremely detailed map of the settlements of the region at the time. Embossed on the rear cover is "Thacker, Spink & Co. Calcutta," "Himalaya Route Map" is embossed in gilt on the spine. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Report Of The Department Of Lands And Survey, New Zealand, For The Year 1895-96

      Wellington: Government Printer. Good with no dust jacket. [1896]. First Edition. Hardcover. Staining and marking to boards. 1/2" loss of cloth at top corner of front board. Some fading and wrinkling to spine cloth. 1 1/4" tear to cloth at head of spine joint. Endpapers replaced. Some foxing to page edges. 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" chip missing at bottom of title page. 1 3/4" tear to margin of Tuhoe Land map. Creasing and 1" tear to North and Middle Island map, showing the state of public surveys. 3" tear to margin of map showing the roads to open Crown Lands for sale. 5" x 5 1/2" chip missing at bottom of pages187-188. 10" x 6" piece missing to the final folding leaf. ; [iv], xix, 192 pages + plates + numerous folding maps (some colour). Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Page dimensions: 325mm x 205mm. Includes reports on: Improved-farm Settlements; Thermal Springs; Little Barrier And Resolution Islands; Explorations - Route Over Southern Alps, Fox Glacier, Cook's River District, Dusky Sound And Lake Manapouri.; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds. Complete in 3 volumes

      London:: John C. Nimmo,, 1896.. Fourth edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. Vol I: xix, (i), 178; Vol II: viii, 155; Vol III: xi, (i), 207: 'with two hundred and forty-eight plates, chiefly coloured by hand' - all present except that of the Cranes in Vol III: not all show nests. Contents pages to Vol III have been carelessly opened, and five edge tears elsewhere have been made good. One or two small soil marks noticed, but contents otherwise very clean. Firm, restored set, with original khaki endpapers and in the original khaki textured cloth, ruled in blind, with a vignette of nest and eggs in gilt on the upper board and in blind on the lower, spine ruled and titled in gilt. A few small patches of discolouration, chiefly to upper joint of Vol III, otherwise bindings clean and bright. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Flores de poetas ilustres de Espana, ordenada por D. Juan Antonio Calderon, anotada por D. Juan Quiros de los Ri?os y D. Francisco Rodriguez Mari?n I y II partes

      E. Rasco. Used - Good. Octavo. Hardcover, 1896. . Ex-library with the usual treatments. Brown buckram rebinding with gilt lettering. 458 and 423 pages. Spanish text. The exteriors are sturdy and serviceable, but these books, with their hand made papers, deserve to be elegantly rebound. Papermakers water marks are visible on several pages. The high quality papers have kept foxing at an absolute minimum. Pages are clean and bright. The library treatments are few. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Better World Books ]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Shepheardes Calender

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. BEAUTIFUL KELMSCOTT PRESS edition, one of only 225 copies on paper (out of a total edition of 231). Elegantly printed in Golden type in red and black and with twelve wood-engraved plates by Arthur J. Gaskin. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Small quarto. Original linen backed blue gray printed boards. Later slipcase (no slipcase was originally issued). Ownership signature on front endpaper; minor wear to spine, bottom corner of upper cover slightly bumped. Generally an excellent copy of a rare and highly sought-after edition. Peterson A44.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Other House

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Merck's 1896 Index. An Encyclopedia for the Physician and the Pharmacist

      New York: Merck & Co, 1896. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good. [2], [2] (point of view insert), viii pages + 268 leaves. Front pastedown is 1896 calendar, front flyleaf is advertising for leading american journals on general medicine and surgery. Rear flyleaf is blank, rear pastedown highlights awards of the Merck Chemical and Drugs over time (1830-1883). 8vo. Publisher's cloth with blindstamped title and decoration front and rear panels. Gilt spine. Generally sound with hinges just starting. Bright and clean internally, with the exception of the rear flyleaf, which has some staining and at one point had something glued to it (poorly removed, with old tape repair and stain to opposite pastedown endpaper. Usually found beat to death, this is a very nice copy. Many period advertisements throughout. The first edition of this serial was published in 1889 as "Merck's index to fine chemicals and drugs for the materia medica and the arts." We offer here a first printing of the second edition (volume) of this serial, published with the title: "Merck's 1896 index.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Works

      Philadelphia: George Barrie's Sons,, c.1896. 53 volumes, octavo (205 × 138 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With numerous etchings printed in Van Dyke brown on dutch hand-made paper. Light expert repair to joints on one volume, an excellent set. Intaglio edition. Limited to 333 numbered copies. A handsomely bound set of Balzac's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Six Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Bracebridge Hall, or, The Humorists: Two Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        L'Image. Revue litteraire et art

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

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mitologia Illustrata

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Child's Garden of Verses

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Shapes in The Fire

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        SHAPES IN THE FIRE

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

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Shapes in the Fire

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

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania. ( 2 vols)

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

      [Bookseller: Military Books]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      James B. Lyon, State Printer, Albany 1896 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Livets Spil. Orig. udgave.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
 33.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Engravings Priced Cataloguesfor Season 1896 & 1897

      mp; 1897 1896 - A collection of catalogues for sales of engravings sold by auction byChristie, Manson and Woods bound chronologically from parts. Dating between December 22, 1896 and July 23, 1897. 23 catalogues in allIncluding an auction ofA Valuable Collection of ModernEngravings of the Early English School,the property of a GentlemanComprising Fine Proofs in Mezzotint and Colours, after Morland, Wheatley, Hoppner and Others et al, amongst others. Annotated extensively in ink throughout, possibly by auction house or a collector at a record of the auctions and with prices realised to blank margins. Numbers in crayon to some pages, possibly for pagination purposes. Condition: Bound in paper wraps with title in ink to front and with date to spine. Externally, sound but with some edgewear, rubbing, handling marks and ink and ink stain. Text block detached frompaper wraps. Internally, binding loose with some pages detached or almost detached. Bright and generally clean throughout butwithhandling marks. Age toning to half titles. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Gran Diccionario Tauromaco

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

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
 35.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Dizionario milanese - italiano col repertorio italiano - milanese.

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
 37.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        The Other House.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Argon: A New Constituent Of The Atmosphere

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

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why ]
 39.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
 40.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        John Gabriel Borkman. Skuespil i fire akter.

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

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
 41.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        A Question of Degree

      Adam and Charles Black, London 1896 - Decorative cloth hardcover [patterned, embosseed red with white titlie and name patches. Pp 189 + 2 pages ads; A square, tight, clean copy; slight spine lean and some board rub; contents bright and clean with light foxing to endpapers; 'Great Eastern Railways Liverpool Street Library' stamp [cancelled] and the no. 5453 to title page [and same no. to spine patch; same stamp to page 7]. A sound example of a title by a hard to find author. Images/further information available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wensumbooks]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Through Jungle and Desert, Travels in East Africa

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

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
 43.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        ENCICLOPEDIA DANTESCA. ULRICO HOEPLI 1896 1896

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

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
 44.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
 45.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
 46.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
 47.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        John Gabriel Borkman.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
 48.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.