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        Prent op de promotie van Jhr. Mr. C.H.J. van Haeften, litho in groen gedrukt, door Theo van Hoytema 1896.

      "Promotieprent Leiden rechtsgeleerdheid 6-7-1896 ; 1 blad plano, in een omlijsting met vogels en dierfiguren, 68 x 44 cm".Op het blad de woorden Utile Dulce, een zittende man in oud-Hollands costuum(Van Haeften?) die van een Napoleon-achtige figuur een glas krijgt aangereikt. Voorts acht ronde of ovale voorstellingen en 31 handtekeningen. De handtekeningen van de promovendus, de paramimfen C. Beelaerts van Blokland en J. Patijn en van De Wetstein Pfister, Groustra, Beelaerts van Blokland, Piper, Luyt, v.Oosterzee, de Witt Hamer, Verloren van Themaat, Everwijn, Lycklama, Obreen, Stoop, Jorissen, Creutz, v.Lennep, v.d.Sande Bakhuyzen, Schorer(2x), Havelaar, Blusse van Oud Alblas, v.d.Wijck, v.Hoboken, Willink Ketjen, e.a. De afbeeldingen betreffen o.a. Ahasverus, de Merapi, India Orientalis, vertrek naar Engeland en brandstichting in Kurhaus om Oranje te wreken. Cornelis Hendrik Johan van Haeften, uit Soerabaja,promoveerde op 6 juli l896 op stellingen. Vgl. J.W.Niemeijer, De grafiek van Theo van Hoytema (1977), nr 67. Van Hoytema tekende ook de menukaart voor het promotiediner (nr 68) en een exlibris voor Van Haeften(nr 45).

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        Sunshine and storm in Rhodesia : being a narrative of events in Matebeland both before and during the recent native insurrection ... by Frederick Courtenay Selous ... With map and numerous illustrations

      London : Rowland Ward & Co., Limited, 1896, Hardcover, First Edition. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked pictorial cloth and zebra end papers with original folding. Added title with page engraving with a tissue guard. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance; from the library of John Trotter, Esq. with his bookplate bearing the inscription 'Festina Lente' with original publisher's bookmark loosely inserted. Physical description; xvii, 290 p., [11] leaves of plates (incl. map), [10]p. : ill.., map (folded). Notes; With an index and five final advertisement leaves. Subjects; Zimbabwe - Description and travel. Zimbabwe - History - Ndebele Revolt, 1896. 290 pages. Inventory No: 240350.

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        A Handbook of Bandy, or Hockey on the Ice

      Horace Cox, London 1896 - First edition. Gray cloth boards ruled in black and titled in gilt. 57,(3),(4 ads)pp. Frontispiece photograph, line drawings and diagrams throughout. Moderate soiling, else a very pleasing, near fine copy. While other books on winter sports discuss hockey and bandy, this is the very first book solely devoted to hockey. Inscribed on the front pastedown: "R.H. White from C.G. Tebbutt. Jan 1896." The sports ice hockey and bandy (which usually has larger teams, and rules that in some ways emulate soccer) were mostly synonymous at the time, although the game we are familiar with today evolved away from bandy to follow the Canadian rules. The Tebbutt family, Arnold, Neville, and Charles Goodman, all contributed to this book, although Arnold is given pride of place as author on the title-page. Of the three, C.G., who inscribed this copy, was probably the most influential: he introduced hockey into Sweden in 1894, and also organized the first international Bandy match, in 1891 between English and Dutch teams. A rare book, neither OCLC nor RLIN records a copy, and we have never seen another. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Syria from the saddle.

      Silver, Burdett and Company,, New York, Boston, Chicago, 1896 - EA. New York, Boston, Chicago, Silver, Burdett and Company, 1896 8°., 318 S. mit (fotogr.) Illustrationen i. Text u.a. Tafln. Titelportrait unter Transparent-Schutzblatt. Ill. O-Leinen (Goldprägung), Kopfgoldschnitt, Vorder- und Stehlkante unbeschnitten. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sprache: de Ill. O-Leinen (Goldprägung), Kopfgoldschnitt, Vorder- und Stehlkante unbeschnitten. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Ernest Nister 1896 - First edition. Original cloth backed glazed pictorial boards. A good copy, with some wear to the corners and spine a sizeable chip torn from the corner of the front end paper. Internally fresh and clean. Tipped in chromolithograph frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations throughout by various artists including Beatrix Potter, Louis Wain, and W. Foster. The most significant contribution is nine line drawings by Beatrix Potter (signed HBP) to accompany a verse entitled "A frog he would a fishing go". There is also a full page black and white image after a pen and gouache drawing by Potter, to accompany "The Story of Violante and the Silver Sixpence". These illustrations, which had their genesis in a picture letter to Eric Moore of September 1893, were offered (and after some horse trading, sold) to Nister in 1894. Potter had hoped Nister would publish them as the contents of a small booklet, but Robert Mack of Nister had replied that, "people do not want frogs now. The only way we could use it would be as a double page in our 'Annual'.". The illustrations duly appeared occupying three pages accompanying the verse "A Frog he would a fishing go", by another author. In due course Potter bought back the copyright (and blocks) for the illustrations and developed them to be published in 1906 as The Tale of Jeremy Fisher. The separate full page image depicts two young kittens looking in a shop window being watched by the shop keeper, knitting in the doorway, over which is the sign, "Squintina Tabby / Licensed to sell / Tea". The image carries the caption "What shall we Buy?". Leslie Linder's The History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter shows a rough sketch of the old tabby (facing p.179), noting that it was "for a picture sold to Ernest Nister". An original version of this image was sold as part of the property of Bertram Potter at Sotheby's July 2008. Comical Customers is now extremely scarce. Cotson (Potter) 562; [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Leaves from a Diary in Lower Bengal. By C. S. (Retired). With maps and illustations from sketches by the author, including etchings by Robert Farren.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896 - Tall octavo. Original red and brown cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, decorative gilt rule to covers, dark blue coated endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A little marked overall, rubbing to extremities, spine sometime expertly repaired, occasional light foxing; a very good copy. Frontispiece, 43 plates and 2 maps, 1 of which is folding. First edition of this agreeable account of life in the Indian civil service in Chittagong and Calcutta from 1862 to 1870. "Clay's life emerges as slight on work and heavy with the hunt as he lurches about pig-sticking and shooting tigers, bears, and natives with an indifferent skill" (Riddick); he was invalided back to England after being badlymauled by tiger. Uncommon, with no copies traced at auction. Halkett vol. 2 p. 251; Matthews, British Autobiographies, p. 41; Riddick 305. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      London, William Heinemann, 1896 (1st.ed.). Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In light brown cloth with black and red lettering to spine and front and black and red design to front. Embossed “Boots Library” stamp logo to front. ‘WH’ monogram to rear. In very good condition. Cover is darkened and a little worn; Corners bumped and edges rubbed, small nicks to corners. Hinges cracked, endpapers slightly darkened. Some darkenign to front tissue guard. Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Very Scarce. 219pp. with an illustrated b&w frontispiece.

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        In Sunny Australia. A Novel

      George Robertson & Company, Melbourne 1896 - Full dark blue morocco, extensively and attractively gilt-decorated on all surfaces, with gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt; stamped in gilt at the foot of the front pastedown is 'Geo. Robertson's Binding'. The verso of the initial binder's blank is inscribed 'To The Hon G.H. Reid Esqre with kind regards. October 29th 1896'. Trove records the first newspaper reviews for this novel of station life in October 1896. We have not identified the handwriting, but it is highly likely this is a presentation inscription from the author herself to George Reid, at that time Premier of NSW, and later (August 1904 to July 1905), the fourth Prime Minister of Australia. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges.

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        Holzschnitt von Felix Vallotton (1865-1925).

      [1896]. 1896 - 35,5 x 27 cm. Auf bläulichem Papier. Unter Passepartout (44,5 x 33,5) Die Arbeit des Schweizer Künstlers erschien 1896 in der Zeitschrift "Pan".

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Marion Neugebauer]
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        Natuur- en wiskundige verhandeling over het aanleggen en versterken der dyken (...) uit het Latijn vertolkt (...) vermeerderd, door Jan Esdre. Leiden, Le Mair, 1778 [colophon: Van Hoogeveen, 1777].

      "Kartonnen omslag, 16+294 pag. Geillustreerd met 2 uitvouwbare gravures. Oude eigendomsmerken met pen: Van Maanen; J. Kloos 1896.".

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        The Well at the World's End

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Longman's, Green and Co, 1896. Two volume set. [i-iv] v-vii [viii], 1-378 [379: printer's imprint] 380: blank]; & [i-iv] v-vi, [1-2] 3-279 pp [280: printer's imprint], double flyleaves at front and rear of each volume. First printing, first trade edition (printed in 1893 but delayed by the Kelmscott Press edition. Follows the Kelmscott Press limited first edition issued the same year. Printed on watermarked “B A S” hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham & Co., London. Tall Octavos. 9" x 5¼" (23 x 14.5cm). Pages uncut. Bound in original quarter Holland-backed blue paper boards, with paper title-labels to white linen spines. Unlike other authors who wrote of foreign lands or of dream worlds, Morris was the first to describe completely invented or fantasy worlds. His work—and these volumes in particular—served as a source of inspiration for H.G. Wells and J.R.R. Tolkien, who each praised his work, as well as greatly informing the writings of C.S. Lewis. "One of the most complex and beautiful fantasy quests ever written." The set is in quite good condition, being clean and solid with little discoloration to the linen, intact labels with some minor chipping at edges, though the first three letters of MORRIS are missing on Vol. I. Clean boards showing minor edge wear and little wear to the tips, excepting the upper back corner of the back cover of volume II. No internal marks, spotting, or foxing whatsoever. Attractive bookplate of Georgie L. Brooks in both volumes. Very Good+. [Magill, Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, p. 2091, Colbeck 78]

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        U.S. Indian Agent D.M. Wisdom signed letter regarding bond correction.

      Muscogee, Indian Territory: , October 8, 1896. Muscogee, Indian Territory, October 8, 1896. 8" x 10.5". "Typed letter signed ""D.M. Wisdom"" on Department of the Interior stationary and dated ""October 8, 1896."" Charles S. Coleman was the recipient of this letter in the Checotah Indian Territory. Measuring approximately 8"" x 10.5"" with minor tears, expertly mended, the rest is in very good condition with mild soiling near top part of letter. Verso of letter has numerical notations in pencil. "

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        In and Beyond the Himalayas

      Edward Arnold, London 1896 - 330 pp, ill. Sport and travel in the abode of snow. Superior Asian sheep hunting title with much on ibex and markhor. Hunting for seven different species of Asian sheep will excellent descriptions of the hunting country. Recased in original gilt cloth with new endpapers, markhor stalking scene on front cover, engraved frontis of a markhor by Whymper. A really great reading Asian sheep hunting book. Corners lightly bumped, spine tips professionally strengthened. Gilt is bright. Text block is fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist`s Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo.

      Edinburgh u. London, William Blackwood and Sons 1896. - EA. "One of the classics of African sport, this book describes the author`s hunting experiences in Portuguese East Africa and the eastern Transvaal. He relates hunting in the rugged Kloof country after bushbuck, kudu, and leopard. In the Khalamba foothills, he bagged buffalo . He also hunted sable, giraffe, and wildebeest. Two long chapters on lion hunting are also featured. Complementing the text are excellent illustrations by Charles Whymper" (Czech, African, S. 89). Gr.-8°. XVI, 576 S. Mit Porträt-Front, 15 ganzseit. Abb. auf Taf., 24 Textillustrationen und einer gef., farb. Karte. OLeinenbd. m. braungedr. Deckelbild, schwarzgepr. Deckel- u. goldgepr. Rü.titel. Bindung geringf. gelockert, Einbd. u. Schnitt angestaubt, Ecken bestoßen, Unterkanten berieben, tls. stockfleckig u. eselsohrig, hint. Vorsatz m. Signaturen v. alter Hd.

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        Histoire Generale des Arts Appliques a L'Industrie, du Ve a la Fin du XVIII Siecle

      Levy, Paris, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. MOLINIER, EMILE. Histoire Generale des Arts Appliques a L'Industrie, du Ve a la Fin du XVIII Siecle, 4 volumes, Paris: E. Levy et Cie, 1896-??. Folios, No. 392 of an edition of 750, green cloth boards three-quarter bound in black morocco with gilt lettering and floral decoration to spines, all edges gilt, gravure plates, illustrations in text, former copy of the American financier George J. Gould, with his bookplate on the front pastedowns. There was no Tome V but a Tome VI (Les tapisseries, by a different author) emerged in 1911. Tome I, Ivoires, pp. x, 245, 24 plates. Tome II, Les Meubles du Moyen Age & de la Renaissance, Les Sculptures Microscopiques -- Les Cires, pp. 244, 22 plates. Tome III, Le Mobilier au XVII et au XVIII Siecle, pp. xi, 273, 23 plates. Tome IV, L'Orfevrerie Religieuse et Civile, pp. 297, 21 plates. These books are very heavy, about 22 kilograms total. They measure 45x32 cm, will ship in 2 packages for safety. Condition of these books: Very good and sound, spots of discoloration to the covers, boards rubbed at edges, front joint of Tome IV is starting, likewise Tome III, which has a chip in the upper spine. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). 4-volume set (complete). Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; France; 19th century; French Language; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53475. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        The Savoy - Nos. 1 - 8.

      Leonard Smithers, London., 1896. First edition. Quarto. Eight volumes in three: pp.170, iv (adverts); 206; 110; 100; 92; 100; 96; 101. Copiously illustrated. Original publisher's blue buckram with lavish gilt decorations by Aubrey Beardsley who also designed most of the covers for the separate issues. Original wrappers bound in. The Beardsley Christmas card which is often missing is tipped in opposite page 170 of the second issue in the first volume.The quintessential 1890s periodical with prose and poetry contributions by the editor, G. Bernard Shaw, Paul Verlaine (translated by Arthur Symons), Max Beerbohm, Ernest Dowson, Aubrey Beardsley, W.B. Yeats, Selwyn Image, John Gray, Frederick Wedmore, Edmund Gosse, Vincent O'Sullivan, Hubert Crackanthorpe, Stéphane Mallarmé (translated by George Moore), Edward Carpenter, Lionel Johnson, Ford Madox Hueffer, Joseph Conrad etc; illustrations, a good many by Aubrey Beardsley, with others by C.H. Shannon, J. McNeill Whistler, Max Beerbohm, W. Rothenstein, Joseph Pennell, William Blake, Phil May, etc. Cover edges a little rubbed and bumped. Inner front hinge of Vol. I cracked. Very good, bright and attractive set.

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      Imprensa Libanio da Silva, Lisboa 1896 - 4 vols de [4]-152 / [4]-301 /[4]-338 / [4]-191-[1] pp. Encadernados em 2 volumes em inteira de chagrin, Com ferros a ouro na lombada, pastas e seixas, mantendo todas as capas de brochura. Importante catálogo desta preciosa biblioteca que foi inteiramente adquirida pela Universidade de Harvard. Size: In-4º (280x215) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mon voyage a la Mecque.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1896. - 8vo. (2), 236 pp. With frontispiece, large folding panorama, and 30 text illustrations. Original illustrated wrappers. Rare first edition. Jules Gervais-Courtellemont (1863-1931), a convert to Islam, was one of the very few Western visitors to Mecca during his time. The classic account of his pilgrimage is of special interest due to the numerous illustrations drawn after photographs by the author and documenting buildings that have survived only greatly changed or which have disappeared altogether. - Binding loosened; spine cracked; some foxing throughout. Unobtrusive star design in blue ballpoint on front wrapper cover. Untrimmed copy. Uncommon; auction records list the 2nd edition only (published in the same year), fetching as much as £950 (Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 740); last sold for £750 (Sotheby's, Oct 15, 2003, lot 638). Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1016. Howgego III, G10 (p. 346). OCLC 23429140. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THROUGH JUNGLE AND DESERT, Travels in Eastern Africa

      London and New York Macmillan & Co., Ltd. 1896 - First edition, the London issue, printed and bound from the American sheets with title-page imprint reversed. A note in the books states that this copy was bought directly from the author's grandson. Profusely illustrated throughout based on photographs taken from the author, and with one (of two) of the large folding maps that are so frequently missing from the pocket at the end. So many copies have less than the two maps called for that one suspects they weren't always inserted in every book. Thick 8vo, publishers original navy cloth, with gilt vignette of a lion's head on the upper cover, gilt lettering to the spine, t.e.g. xiv, 535 pp. An unusually nice copy, the cloth in fine shape with almost no wear and only a light touch of mellowing to the spine panel, still very handsome, the hinges a bit shaken but strong and holding firmly, the text block quite bright and well preserved, solid and sturdy, unobtrusive evidence of old damp to the lower gutter, beginning in the final third of the book and reaching the text only in the final quarter, in all cases very mild. RARE FIRST EDITION OF A PRIMARY AFRICAN WORK. The work includes a good deal of material on travel and exploration in Africa and is also a very important work on "big game hunting in Eastern Africa. [The] author hunted exhaustively and saw many new species, one of which was named for him. He traveled with Lt. Von Höhnel and had the same guide as Sir Samuel Baker. [Much of his] hunting was between the Tana and Juba rivers. The work is considered one of the finest reading books on African hunting and travelling." - Ellen Enzler. From a long line of eminent New York families, the author was a soldier, explorer, and politician who later served as U.S. Representative from New York. He was a friend of Teddy Roosevelt, who he thanks in the preface. He spent three years in Africa and became a fellow of the American Geographical Society, the Royal Geographical Society and the Imperial and Royal Geographical Society of Austria. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Shropshire Lad (The Author Arnold Bennett's Copy)

      The First UK printing published by Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co. Ltd, London in 1896. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Small 8vo, original japon backed paper boards with a printed label on the spine. The correct First issue with the 'A' state label. The spine label and covers are lightly rubbed and toned. Some pushing to the spine ends. Some chipping to the spine label. Mild offsetting to the end papers, otherwise a very good copy which is housed in a custom solander box with gilt titling. One of fewer than 250 copies in this state: The first edition consisted of 500 copies, of which 150 were exported to the United States with a 1897 title page, 250 were bound for the first British issue and 100 bound up slightly later in a second state binding for Britain (Carter and Sparrow and White 2. Hayward 305 : ODNB). 'A Shropshire Lad', one of the most famous and endearing volumes of English poetry, was printed at the poet's expense after the manuscript was rejected by Macmillan. A scarce association copy.

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        Débauché (deuxième planche). Cover for: Catalogue d'Affiches artistiques françaises étrangères. Estampes

      Paris: [Imprimerie Henon for] A. Arnould, 1896. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 8vo (380 x 275 mm). 32 black-and-white plates. Pictorial wrappers with Toulouse-Lautrec's lithograph [second state, with letters], folded as issued; glassine; morocco-backed chemise, slipcase. Minor splits to the spine, otherwise in very good condition. Provenance: purchased from Valette, 1977. Toulouse-Lautrec's provocative lithograph shows an anonymous French prostitute with Maxime Dethomas, the artist's close friend and fellow artist. Débauché (deuxieme planche) is a crayon, brush, and spatter lithograph printed in three colors from three stones. Despite this reduced palette, the print is filled with impact, most notably in the juxtaposition of the countenances of the two subjects. Arnould's sale catalogue promotes a collection of posters, and illustrates examples by Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, Beardsley, Mucha, and other artists. Peter Wick, Toulouse-Lautrec Book Covers and Brochures, no. 10. W. 167; D. 178; AD. 187.

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        Notes on Ou-K'ong's Account of Kacmir (Kaçm?r). (Sitzungsberichte der Kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Philosophisch-Historische Classe. Band CXXXV.)

      In commission bei Carl Gerold's Sohn, Wien 1896 - First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on a front cover. Text in English. In publisher's printed wrappers. 32 p. Inscribed copy of the first edition of Stein's report on the recently discovered travelogue of the Chinese pilgrim Ou-k'ong (Wukong; ca. 730-790), focusing on the history of Kashmir. Sir Marc Aurél Stein (1862-1943) was a Hungarian born British archaeologist, mainly concerned with exploring ancient Central Asia. Member of "The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire" as Knight Commander (KCIE), and Fellow of British Academy. He made four major expeditions to Central Asia in 1900, 1906-1908, 1913-1916 and 1930. His greatest discovery was made at Mogao Caves, also known as "Caves of the Thousand Buddhas", near Dunhuang in 1907. The Stein collection (mostly manuscripts and other relics) has been placed in the British Library, the British Museum, and partly to the Srinagar Museum and the National Museum in New Delhi. Cover slightly dusted, chipped at edges. Water stain to lower, tear to upper edge of rear cover. Inside clean. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's printed wrappers First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on a front cover. Text in English. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Auto-Cars. Cars, Tramcars, and Small Cars.


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        "On a New Kind of Rays"; In: Nature, A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science. Volume LIII, November 1895 to April 1896. Translated by Arthur Stanton

      London: Macmillan, 1896. Tall 8vo. Röntgen's article is on pages 274-276, illustrated with two photographs. Entire volume: 624 pp. Original decorated cloth, the front cover with gilt- and black-blocked title vignette, repeated on the spine. The first announcement in English of Röntgen's ground-breaking discovery of X-Rays in 1895. Though earlier experimenters had been nearing the discovery, it was not found until the unassuming Würtzburg professor Wilhem Röntgen experimented with William Crookes' version of the "Geisslertube," a form of vacuum tube sealed at the ends with platinum terminals to permit the passage of an electric current through the tube. "Hertz and Lenard had published on the penetrating powers of cathode rays (electrons) and Röntgen thought that there were unsolved problems worth investigation... As a preliminary to viewing the cathode rays on a fluorescent screen, Röntgen completely covered his discharge tube with a black card, and then chanced to notice that such a screen lying on a bench some distance away was glowing brightly. Although others had operated Crookes tubes in laboratories for over thirty years, it was Röntgen who found that X rays are emitted by the part of the glass wall of the tube that is opposite the cathode and that receives the beam of cathode rays. He spent six weeks in absolute concentration, repeating and extending his observations on the properties of the new rays. He found that they travel in straight lines, cannot be refracted or reflected, are not deviated by a magnet, and can travel about two meters in air. He soon discovered the penetrating properties of the rays... The apparent magical nature of the new rays was something of a shock even to Röntgen... On 22 December he brought his wife into the laboratory and made an X-ray photograph of her hand. It was no doubt the possibility of seeing living skeletons, thus pandering to man's morbid curiosity, that contributed to the peculiarly rapid worldwide dissemination of the discovery" (DSB). Translations of Rontgen's paper soon started to appear, beginning with an English translation in Nature on 23 January. By 20 February Nature was commenting that "so numerous are the communications being made to scientific societies that it is difficult to keep pace with them, and the limits of our space would be exceeded if we attempted to describe the whole of the contributions to the subject, even at this early stage" (Bakker, p. 319). News was quick to spread, and was soon to be interpreted, studied, and reviewed. On pp. 276-77 is A. A. C. Swinton's "Professor Röntgen's Discovery," illustrated with an x-ray and reviewing recent newspaper reports of Röntgen's discovery. On pp. 377-380 is "The Röntgen Rays," a further review. See for the first edition in German (offprint issue): Dibner, Heralds of Science 162; Garrison-Morton-Norman 2683; Norman 1841-1842. See for the first periodical issue: Grolier/Horblit 90; Grolier Medicine 83A-B; Printing and the Mind of Man 380. A fine copy.

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      1896 - BARRIE, J.M. SENTIMENTAL TOMMY. London: Cassell, 1896. Signed first edition, first issue. 8vo, purple cloth, darkened on spine with some wear at crown and heel. Front hinge starting, but still overall this is a very good copy. (Cutler 46).

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        The Little Regiment

      D Appleton and Company, New York 1896 - Original brown cloth, titles and decoration in red, black and gilt, in the publisher's printed dust-wrapper replicating the book's upper board and spine. Boards are age-toned with rubbing at the spine and spine head, rear hinge cracked and webbing exposed; jacket is heavily age-toned at the spine and front panel, front flap detached, chipping at all extremities; First issue with "Gilbert Parker's Best Books" following page 196 as called for, super-scarce in jacket. BAL 4076; xi, 196, [6] pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") as New York City Police Commissioner, to Rev. R.W. Brokaw of Springfield, Mass

      New York, 1896. 1 page. 4to. Police Department of the City of New York, 300 Mulberry Street letterhead. Old folds. 1 page. 4to. "Your letter pleased me very much. For the last twenty months I have been thrown face to face with innumerable problems of genuine philosophy, in which I have at least worked as hard as I knew how. In my article I spoke from my heart." Roosevelt had been appointed President of the Board of Police Commissioners for New York City in 1895, and set out on a vigorous campaign to reform what was a notioriously corrupt police department.

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        Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. [Volume 1: Introduction, Narrative, Summary of Results, Supplement to Zoological Report, Map. Volume 2: Zoology. Volume 3: Geology and Botany. Volume 4: Anthropology]

      Dulau, London 1896 - Quarto, four volumes, [ii], xviii, 220 pages with illustrations and a map plus 11 pages of plates and a large folding map (650 x 615 mm); [ii], iv, 432 pages with illustrations plus 28 pages of plates (1 folding, 11 in colour) and a corrigenda slip at page 1; [vi], 204 pages with illustrations plus 9 pages of plates (2 folding); and [vi], 200 pages with illustrations plus 20 pages of plates (6 folding, 4 of them in colour). Original dark blue cloth lightly marked and rubbed, with a few corners a little bumped; endpapers and first and last pages in each volume offset; small neat ownership signature on each front flyleaf; an excellent set throughout, uncut and partially unopened. The purpose of this scientific expedition, sponsored by mining magnate and philanthropist William Austin Horn, and with Charles Winnecke as commander and surveyor, was to examine the MacDonnell Ranges on the not unreasonable premise that 'when the rest of the Continent was submerged the elevated portions of the McDonnell [sic] Range existed as an island, and that consequently older forms of life might be found in the more inaccessible parts'. This in fact proved not to be the case, but the expedition (of some fourteen weeks and 2000 camel miles undertaken between May and August 1894) was an outstanding success. 'It was not the intention . . . to explore a new region . . . But in the pursuit of natural history the expedition split into independent groups and explored undiscovered areas, thus filling in more of the blank spaces in this vast region' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate). 'These volumes constitute one of the most substantial contributions in nineteenth-century Australian exploration [but perhaps more importantly, the expedition is] a landmark in anthropological history because it resulted in [Baldwin] Spencer meeting Frank Gillen' (Mulvaney). Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Estudios sobre la Flora de las Islas de Juan Fernandez

      Santiago de Chile: Cervantes, 1896. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 3/4"). xi, [1], 287, [3]pp (Text), 20 leaves (Plates and maps). Original half black morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Marbled endpapers.This first edition of Federico Johow's botanical history of the Juan Fernández islands located 415 miles (667 km) west off the coast of Chile, provides valuable information on the flora of the archipelago which consists of 441 vascular plants, of which 209 are native (125 of them endemic) and 232 are aliens. This work is complete with its 18 photogravure plates at rear, as well as its two maps.Binding rubbed along spine and edges. Text in Spanish. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        A Portfolio of Printing, Being a Collection of Proofs of Some of the Commercial Work Done at the Wayside Press, at Springfield, Mass

      Springfield: Wayside Press, 1896. First Edition. String Bound Wrappers. Near Fine. 11 1/4" x 8 3/8'. 51 Proofs Printed in Color. Front cover printed in brown. Contains title information and 51 proofs of plates designed and printed by Bradley at the Wayside Press printed in a variety of colors. Bambace p. 204. 12 copies identified in institutional holdings in WorldCat but uncommon.

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        The Well at the World's End

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Burne-Jones, Edward. Blue paper covered boards with holland/linen spine; 1st; all four beautiful woodcuts by Edward Burne-Jones present; pp [xii including first plate], 496; publisher's colophon at end. Printed in red and black on heavy paper left untrimmed, decorated throughout with a grape vine motif, set in Morris' own font and limited to 350 copies. The holland/linen spine was detached but has been pasted directly to the spine of the text block; board attachment is weak; minor shelf wear; '11098' in light ink p[8]. What appears to be a large book plate after Aubrey Beardsley pasted onto front paste down. Please be advised this is a delicate binding as thoroughly described by Colin Franklin at Please contact for further details and pictures or to make an appointment for viewing.

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        Internement des aliénés (Thérapeutique et législation)

      Nancy, Imprimerie A. Crépin-Leblond, 1896, in-8, 110 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Rapport fait par le Dr Paul Garnier (1848-1905) à l'occasion de la septième session du Congrès des médecins aliénistes et neurologistes de France et de pays de langue française, qui s'est tenu à Nancy en 1896. Paul Garnier considérait l'hypothèse du criminel né comme insuffisante, dans la mesure où celle-ci ignorait les facteurs liés au milieu social. Il fut l'un des premiers à préconiser la création d'asiles pour les aliénés criminels déclarés irresponsables, des "asiles de sûreté" où le malade serait incarcéré puis libéré après consultation d'une autorité médicale ; Garnier envisage, par ailleurs, des mesures législatives spéciales à l'égard des délinquants alcooliques récidivistes. Élève de Valentin Magnan à Sainte-Anne et disciple de Legrand du Saulle, Garnier fut médecin-inspecteur des asiles publics d'aliénés, médecin-légiste au parquet de la Seine, puis médecin en chef de l'Infirmerie Spéciale de la Préfecture de Police de 1886 à 1905 ; il mena de nombreuses recherches et fit plusieurs communications sur la médecine mentale et l'anthropologie criminelle. Il donna également des séances publiques d'auscultations psychiatrique, les "présentations du vendredi", à l'Institut médico-légal. Exemplaire en majeure partie non coupé. Tampon du docteur Carrier de Lyon. Dos et deuxième couverture factices. Couverture usée. Semelaigne II, p. 269 et suiv.

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        Les mines d'or du Transvaal

      Paris, Baudry et Cie, 1896, in-8, XXX-[2]-550 pp, 11 pl. depl, percaline bordeaux de l'éditeur, 11 cartes des gisements aurifères et cartes géologiques d'Afrique Australe. Première édition ce ce travail très complet, basé d'après les observations faites par l'auteur au cours de son voyage au Transvaal, comprenant : l'étude géographique et historique, l'organisation des sociétés minières, l'étude géologique, l'exploitation des gisements, le traitements des minerais et les résultats économiques dus à l'exploitation des mines d'or. Louis de Launay (1860-1938), géologue et spéléologue français, fut professeur et ingénieur des Mines. Il est à l'origine du terme "métallogénie" et, de fait, il est le fondateur de cette science des gisements. Il a été considéré comme "le plus grand géologue français et même, à bien des égards, le plus grand géologue du monde, qui se soit occupé de la science des gîtes minéraux". Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Demay, L'oeuvre scientifique de Louis de Launay, Tours, Arrault (1939).

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        Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. Plate 12 [Dragons]

      Wien, Gerlach & Schenk, 1896. Large folio (56.8 x 43.9 cm) stunning chromolithographed plate in a fantastic Art Nouveau style.= A very rare plate from Anton Johann Nepomuk Seder's "das Thier" [l'animal - the animal]with the finest and most stunning plates of Art Nouveau book design. This plate with dragons is among the finest and most typical example of his work. It is hard to underestimate the beauty and importance of this work by the famous German Art Nouveau painter and art professor, who lived from 1850 to 1916. Each plate from this work is a true highlight of artistic design and absolutely breathtaking. Seder's work had many followers in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements and afterwards; original individual plates are still highly in demand. The quality of this chromolithograph is absolutely first class. Lower left corner with some very tiny fraying, small spot in the right outermost margin. An exceptionally well-preserved print and one of the most dramatic of the entire series. Price is without the frame - please ask for options. Schneider-Henn, 200.

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        Histoire Generale des Arts Appliques a L'Industrie, du Ve a la Fin du XVIII Siecle

      Levy, 1896, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. MOLINIER, EMILE. Histoire Generale des Arts Appliques a L'Industrie, du Ve a la Fin du XVIII Siecle, 4 volumes, Paris: E. Levy et Cie, 1896-??. Folios, No. 392 of an edition of 750, green cloth boards three-quarter bound in black morocco with gilt lettering and floral decoration to spines, all edges gilt, gravure plates, illustrations in text, former copy of the American financier George J. Gould, with his bookplate on the front pastedowns. There was no Tome V but a Tome VI (Les tapisseries, by a different author) emerged in 1911. Tome I, Ivoires, pp. x, 245, 24 plates. Tome II, Les Meubles du Moyen Age & de la Renaissance, Les Sculptures Microscopiques -- Les Cires, pp. 244, 22 plates. Tome III, Le Mobilier au XVII et au XVIII Siecle, pp. xi, 273, 23 plates. Tome IV, L'Orfevrerie Religieuse et Civile, pp. 297, 21 plates. These books are very heavy, about 22 kilograms total. They measure 45x32 cm, will ship in 2 packages for safety. Condition of these books: Very good and sound, spots of discoloration to the covers, boards rubbed at edges, front joint of Tome IV is starting, likewise Tome III, which has a chip in the upper spine. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). 4-volume set (complete). Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; France; 19th century; French Language; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53475.

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        [MAP] Missions catholiques de la Mélanésie, Micronésie et Polynésie (Océanie)

      / dessinée et gravée par R. Hausermann. Éditeur. Paris : Imp. Vieillemard et ses fils, 1896. "Supplément au journal "Les missions catholiques". Chromolithographed map, 740 x 1060 mm, folding to 180 x 260 mm, with [24] inset maps including Thursday Island, Kauai, Oahu, Moorea, Nukuhiva, Rotuma, New Zealand, Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia etc.; a few short tears at the ends of the folds, otherwise a very good copy. A scarce, separately issued map showing in detail the various Catholic missions in the Pacific. just prior to 1900. The mission on Thursday Island, established by the Societé des Missionnaires du Sacré-Coeur in 1884, was regarded as part of the New Guinea Vicariate. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

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        Icones Orchidearum Austro-Africanarum Extra-Tropicarum ; Figures, with Descriptions, of Extra-Tropical South African Orchids - 3 Volumes

      William Wesley & Son, London 1896 - 3 volumes. *Important Note: Lacking volume I, part I.* Contains: Vol. 1 part III, Vol. II, Vol. III. Limited edition of 250 copies. Profusion of lithographic color plates. 26 cm. Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Mendelssohn I p. 149; SABIB 1 p. 237; Hosken p. 21. Bolus began to take a special interest in Orchidaceae after his first trip to Kew. His first publications on Orchidaceae appeared in 1882 when besides his 'Notes on some Cape orchids' he published 'A list of published species of Cape orchideae' prepared largely during a visit to Kew in 1881. He published The orchids of the Cape Peninsula in 1888 many of the 102 species which he described being illustrated with partly-coloured plates which he prepared himself. This work was followed in 1893 by the first volume of his Icones orchidearum Austro-Africanarum extra-tropicarum. Although he worked on two volumes the second did not appear until just after his death in 1911. A third volume was edited and completed by Miss H. M. L. Kensit with nine extra plates painted by his son Frank Bolus (1870-1945) and published in London in 1913." ? DSAB I p. 90." Other Titles: Icones orchidearum austro-africanarum extra tropicarumFigures, with descriptions, of extra-tropical South African orchidsOrchids of South Africa. London : W. Wesley, 1896-1913. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Soliloquies: and Other Poems Some of which were written at Salisbury during the Mashona Rebellion in 1896.

      Soliloquies: and Other Poems. 63 pages, excluding cover and contents pages. First and only edition. Signed on the front page by the Author. Contains 59 Poems and Soliloquies.This very rare book is the first to have ever been printed and published in Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe) in 1896. As far as I am aware, no other copies exist.My search for it began almost a decade ago when I went to the National Archives of Zimbabwe in Harare. In one of the display cases was a book titled "From Ox-Waggon to Railway". The caption underneath read that this was the second book published in Rhodesia, the first being Soliloquies: and Other Poems but that no copy of this first book had survived. This piqued my interest and I started searching for the book. I discovered an article about it in a publication called Rhodesiana dated December 1969 (see last two photos) in which there is debate over what the book was and a plea for readers to try find a copy. None were found and the existence of this book and what it contained remained a mystery. My internet searches indicated that a copy had been sold at auction in 2003 along with a number of other travel books, although no-one realised quite what it was. Then I discovered a copy last year in New Zealand and I believe this is the one sold in 2003 and also that it is the only copy in existence.In addition to the rareness of this book, it is also signed by the author to a Mrs or Miss A Foster on the front page. What happened to the author is unknown as his name does not appear in any records of the time.Please study the photos carefully as they are an important part of the description and give an accurate idea of the condition of the book.The poems and soliloquies contained in this rare book mostly relate to the events and men of the day. There are Poems about Amajuba, Gold, the Salisbury Column, the Mazoe Patrol and Cecil Rhodes amongst others. In the photos there are pictures of the index to show all the poems and soliloquies. Here is a copy of the Cecil Rhodes poem from page 23:TO THE HON. CECIL RHODES.We welcome thee, e'en as the springIs welcomed by every living thing ;We feel that by thy presence hereWe safely to some port can steer ;A port of safety in the stormIs shown us by thy pilot form.Helmsman of the Ship of State,We trust thee ! we, thy living freight. And as we sail Fortune's stormy sea,Through our voyage of peculiar uncertainty ;In spite of the vagaries of the trip,And in spite of the murmurings on the ship ;In spite of the gale's tempestuous roar--We love thee, and trust thee all the more. I have many more photos that I can share if you are interested. Any queries or questions are most welcome.

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        Blumenmarkt in holländischer Stadt. Ölgemälde.

      Hübsches Ölgemälde eines Blumenmarktes in holländischer Stadt mit interessanter Szenerie am Rande einer Gracht. Bildmaße (HöhexBreite): 39 x 58 cm, alt und aufwendig gerahmt: Rahmenmaß: 57 x 76 cm . Rechts unten mit Richter-Reich, F.M. signiert ( = Richter-Reich, F. Max: * 1896 - 1950 ). Von guter, farbfrischer Erhaltung, eine kleine Farbabplatzung im Himmel. Der Rahmen mit kleinen Beschädigungen. ( Gewicht 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Bei Ölgemälden leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbstorganisierter Transport möglich, kein Versand )( Please notice: No shipment possible )

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      Paris, Felix Alcan, 1896, in-8, XVI , 415 p. avec 128 figures in-texte, (3) et (2) planches hors texte interfoliées entre les pages VIII-IX, Relié, demi-chagrin bordeaux et percaline rouge, dos à nerfs, titre doré. Tranches dorées, Troisième édition revue et corrigée d'après la quatorzième édition anglaise. Introduction à l'étude de la nature par Th. H. Huxley (membre de la société royale de londres). Traduction de l'anglais et adaptation par M. Georges Lamy (professeur au lycée Carnot et à l'Ecole coloniale). L'ouvrage est illustré de 128 gravures dans le texte et 2 planches hors-texte. Très bon état.

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        Der Verbrecher (Homo delinquens) in anthropologischer , ärztlicher und juristischer Beziehung. In deutscher Bearbeitung von M. O. FRAENKEL u. H. KURELLA (Bd. 3). 3 Bde.

      Hamburg, Verlagsanst. u. Druckerei A.-G. 1890-1896. - Mischauflage der ersten und zweiten Auflage dieser ersten deutschen Ausgabe, übersetzt nach der 1876 veröffentlichten Originalausgabe ("L`uomo delinquente in rapporto all`Anthropologia, alla Giurisprudenza ed alle discipline carcerarie"). Der italienische Mediziner und Anthropologe Cesare Lombroso (1836-1909) war Militärarzt in Pavia, leitete fünf Jahre die Nervenanstalt von Pesaro, lehrte später in Turin gerichtliche Medizin, Hygiene sowie Psychiatrie und gilt als Begründer der Kriminologie. Er vertrat die These, es gebe geborene Verbrecher, die durch körperliche und psychische Merkmale zu erkennen seien. Abstehende Ohren, zusammengewachsene Augenbrauen, schmale Lippen und hervorstehende Eckzähne waren für ihn u. a. Erkennungszeichen krimineller Neigungen. Europaweit lieferten Lombrosos umstrittene Theorien den Anstoß für wissenschaftliche Debatten über die Ursachen des Verbrechens. (vlg. dazu Brockhaus, 19. Aufl. XIII, 509). Gr.-8°, XXXI(1) S. (Tit., Einführ. u. Vorw. d. Verf.), 545(1) S., IV (Tit. u. Vorw. d. Übers.), 412 S. mit 1 Tafelbild u. Tit. II S. (Vorw. d. Verf.), 29(1) S., 64 meist gefaltete Tafeln mit z. Tl. photogr. Abb. Mit etlichen Tabellen u. einigen wenigen Fig. im Text. HLdrBde. d. Zt. auf vier falschen Bünden m. Tit. u. reichen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., marmor. Buchschnitt u. gemusterten Vorsätzen. Kanten u. Kapitale berieben. Stempel auf Tit. unschön m. Exlibris überklebt. Im Text etwas gebräunt u. stellenw. stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles recherches astronomiques

      Moscou, imprimerie de l'université impériale, 1896, in-8, [2]-124 pages, demi-percaline prune à la bradel de l'époque, Opuscule dont le but est de présenter, de manière abrégée, les travaux publiés dans les Études astronomiques. "L'ouvrage a été traduit en français pour que le vaste cercle des savants de l'étranger, qui ne connaissent pas la langue russe, puisse prendre connaissance de nos études". Serge Socolow disait de lui-même n'être "pas un spécialiste en astronomie, rien qu'un simple amateur de cette science". Ancien cachet de don. Rousseurs légères.

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        Notes et observations de médecine légale. Attentas aux m

      Paris, Masson (G.), Libraire-éditeur, 1896, , 356 pp, demi-maroquin cerise moderne, dos à faux nerfs, tranches rouges cirées, Première édition de cet ouvrage de médecine légale, avec la première édition des "Confidences et aveux d'un parisien", illustré de plusieurs bois dans le texte. Livre rare, intéressant pour l'histoire de cette partie de la médecine légale qui, à la fin du XIXe siècle, stigmatise l'homosexualité et se ferme à la parole des plaignantes de viol pour lui préférer les indices médicaux, avec le souci majeur de ne pas envoyer un homme en prison par erreur. Legludic cite ainsi Brouardel : "Le médecin doit fermer les oreilles et ouvrir les yeux avant de se former une conviction". Entre autres "attentats à la pudeur" sont également avancés les cas d'onanisme, d'"inversion sexuelle" et d'exhibitionnisme. Legludic produit de nombreuses statistiques qu'il commente, avançant, par exemple, que le viol est "assez rare" ; d'autre statistiques sont données sans raison particulière, à l'instar de la répartition de la pédérastie suivant les professions, avec laquelle l'auteur "n'enten[d] faire aucune application". L'ouvrage comprend à la fin le témoignage très romancé d'un certain Arthur W, prostitué, travesti et homosexuel connu dans les milieux parisiens sous le nom de "la Comtesse" : il s'agit plus probablement d'un récit fictionnel que Legludic reproduit en tant que témoignage authentique, sans que l'on ne sache s'il croit réellement dans ce soit-disant exemple clinique. Il n'est pas sans rappeler les Confessions d'un inverti-né que Zola avait reçues en 1889 et que le docteur Laupts reproduisit dans les Archives d'anthropologie criminelle en 1894. Henri Legludic (1840-1917) était en charge des missions judiciaires auprès du parquet d'Angers. Il fut directeur de l'École de médecine et de pharmacie d'Angers, médecin de l'Hôtel-Dieu et membre correspondant de la société de médecine légale. Bel exemplaire, reliure élégante en très bel état.

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        A HISTORY OF BANKING IN ALL THE LEADING NATIONS. Comprising: The United States; Great Britain; Germany; Austro-Hungary; France; Italy; Belgium; Spain; Switzerland; Portugal; Roumania; Russia; Holland; The Scandinavian Nations; Canada; China; Japan, 4 volumes

      Editor of The Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin, New York 1896 - Binding and top edge a bit worn (leather dirty). Bookplate of the Fraser Institute on front pastedown. Spine missing. Internally very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Martin Hewitt

      Ward Lock, 1896. Hardcover. Good. SET OF THREE VOLUMES, FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Complete. Octavos, pp. 48; 48; 48. Bound in publisher's white card boards in glossy pictorial dust wrappers. A very good set. Volume 1: A near fine book with one name, in a very good unclipped wrapper with a little edge wear; Volume 2: A near fine book in near fine unclipped wrapper; Volume 3: A very good book without inscriptions, in a good unclipped wrapper with a chip to the head of the spine and to the front corner. Rare to find a set in unclipped wrappers.

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        U S Indian Agent D M Wisdom signed letter regarding bond correction

      Muscogee, Indian Territory, October 8, 1896. 8" x 10.5". "Typed letter signed ""D.M. Wisdom"" on Department of the Interior stationary and dated ""October 8, 1896."" Charles S. Coleman was the recipient of this letter in the Checotah Indian Territory. Measuring approximately 8"" x 10.5"" with minor tears, expertly mended, the rest is in very good condition with mild soiling near top part of letter. Verso of letter has numerical notations in pencil. "

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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS CARLYLE IN THIRTY VOLUMES Centenary Edition (complete)

      Chapman and Hall Limited, London 1896 - VG set. Limitation page states this the large paper edition & is limited to 300 copies, this unnumbered. 8vo, 200pp each. Identical marbling of boards & pastedowns. Bright, but spare, spine gilt. 5 raised ribs, each with a single gilt rule. Author & title gilt lettered on two panels. Other panels with single flower in gilt. FLAWS: Edges & extrems with light wear. A few spine tops with a 1/4" tear or 1/8" chip. A few outer hinges weak & a few hinges starting to crack at the gutter ends. But all are sound. Internally quite nice. Page margins aged and most plate margins lightly foxed. Each vol with captioned, tissue guarded, frontis and at least one additional plate. About half have 4 or 5 additional captioned, tissue guarded, plates. The 8 vols on Frederick the Great also have maps, several being fold outs. Leaf fore edges uncut & unopened. A nice set. VG set. 3/4 dark blue morocco. TEG. Tight. NEAR FINE inside. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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