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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        THE POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS edited by William E. Henley and Thomas F. Henderson 4 library vol- 1896-1897

      1896. Inbunden bok. Or £1000 Limited to 750 copies handmade books and this is no:49. Edinburgh T C AND E C JaCK uppl. Inbunden.COMPLETLY AS NEW! Halfleather hand- made bindings. See picture In very fine cond, as new.. Nära nyskick. English language, Bob Dylans favourite poet!. Complete in four volumes. More than very fine, as new and very well done never used.AUKTION KETTERER KUNST 23 nov

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      William Heinemann 1896 - First edition, first impression, first binding with publisher's monogram blind stamped to cover. vii, 219pp. with ad for Time Machine followed 32 pages of ads at rear beginning with The Manxman. Ochre cloth with red and black stamping. Cloth darkened and a bit grubby, else Very Good with tissue guard intact albeit a little foxed. Bumped corners, dust-soiled edges, tiny former owners' bookplate on paste down, a few light corner creases, a few of ad pages at rear irregularly opened and a bit stained. The first appearance of the classic science fiction novel about an island of animal/human hybrids spliced together by the titular mad vivisectionist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        SENTIMENTAL TOMMY

      1896. Very Good. 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).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        L'enterrement d'une étoile

      - Lib. Borel, Paris 1896, 7,5x14,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Binding mezzo canvas cioccolato, liscio indietro, piatti di carta marmorizzata, carta guardie e contreplats senape, coperchi conservati, testa dorata. Autografo preziosa e commovente firmata da Alphonse Daudet nella sua matrigna Leonid. Il nostro campione è arricchita con un biglietto autografo di due pagine di François Daudet ripercorrendo il percorso di questo lavoro all'interno della famiglia Daudet. Prenota decorata con illustrazioni di Luigi Rossi. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi toile chocolat, dos lisse, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier moutarde, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux et émouvant envoi autographe signé d'Alphonse Daudet à sa belle mère Léonide. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un billet autographe de deux pages de François Daudet qui retrace l'itinéraire de cet ouvrage au sein de la famille Daudet. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de Luigi Rossi. Agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Colonial Furniture and Interiors

      Boston: George H. Polley & Co, 1896. Hardcover. VG, clean contents; art museum ex-lib. bookplate inside front cover; faint sticker remnants at base of spine; a bit of wear to head/tail of spine and points of corners.. Tan cloth, with maroon cloth spine and corners. 66 loose leaf plates, introductory page and table of contents page. With maroon fabric ties. Oversize and slightly heavy. Will require extra postage.0. Illustrated survey of colonial furnishings as they appeared in their colonial interiors. Photographs selected from mansions in Portsmouth, Newburyport, Salem, and Providence, each representing the most prosperous era of colonial history. The bookplate shows that this volume was donated by the wife of architect Michel M. LeBrun. Napoleon Le Brun & Sons (the sons being Michel and his brother, Pierre) won the commission to design the new Home Life Insurance Company building in Manhattan, a building on the frontier of the "skyscraper" era in New York.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman citizen. Eleventh edition.

      London, New York, Toronto:: Hodder and Stoughton, [after 1896].. 8vo. xxviii, 402 pp. Index, folding map. Original full gilt-stamped vellum, red morocco spine label, a.e.g. Prize award certificate mounted inside front cover, 1915, from King Edward VI School, Norwich; Jarrold & Sons, Ltd., Booksellers, Nowich (book-label). Very good. With a beautiful side-by-side fore-edge painting, 2009, by Clare Brooksbank, signed with her initials on the bottom right hand corner of the painting. On the left is a scene of ‘The Flight into Egypt' by Fra Angelico. On the right is ‘The Baptism of Christ' by Piero della Francesca.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        The Poems & Songs of Sir John Suckling

      London: Hacon & Ricketts, or Vale Press. Ballantyne Press, printer., 1896. Limited Edition. Full Decorated Morocco. Near Fine. Gorgeous art binding by Pomey, with crimson onlay borders surrounding forest green morocco, with blindstamping of Art Nouveau floral decoration, and morocco borders surrounding WIlliam Morris-style floral repeat endpapers. Limited edition of 310 copies. 8vo. 23.5 by 15 cm. 117 pp. The decoration within by Ricketts is also very much in the Morris-style. Ricketts (1866-1931) was a versatile artist who achieved success in theater design in addition to book illustration and typography. He was a co-founder of The Dial with his life partner, and the two were in the true sense of the word, antiquarians who gloried in the artistry of the past over their present. Spine slightly darkened. Light rubbing along joint extremities. Pristine within.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Queen Elizabeth.

      London, Paris and Edinburgh: Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1896. Folio, [i], 202, [1, colophon] pp., color facsimile frontispiece heightened in gold, 39 photogravure plates of which 23 are full-page inserted plates, including one double-page spread and one facsimile letter printed on both sides, all with original captioned tissue guards, ornamental initials at the start of each chapter, and title page printed in black and red. Full red morocco with roll-tooled borders in gilt, gilt rules, and ornamental gilt-stamped "E" cornerpieces. Backstrip with five raised bands, gilt-tooled and lettered in compartments, top-edge gilt, gilt dentelles, and red marbled endpapers heightened in gold. Some stress to hinges and minor scuff marks pp. 1-5, another minor scuff mark to p. 85, lacks half-title, edges lightly foxed; very good. First edition of this sumptuously bound, finely illustrated history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Covers her youth, the problems early in her reign, her relationship with Mary Stuart, her excommunication, the Alençon marriage, the "crisis" and execution of Mary, the new England, and her final years. With a choice selection of photogravure reproductions of art, dwelling places and treasures belonging to the Queen, including portraits from throughout her life, portraits of Henry VIII, Princess Mary, Sir Walter Raleigh and his son, and Sir Phillip Sidney. Also included are reproductions of her cradle, her horse, her library, and her silk stockings and summer hat. Rev. Mandell Creighton (1843-1901) was the bishop of London and a historian. From his early years at Oxford he was praised for his scholarly literary compositions and intellectual prominence. At age 27 his was ordained as a deacon, and priested at age 30. In 1874 he left his position at Oxford for Embleton hoping to write a history of the papacy. From there he published the first two volumes of his most renown work the History of the Papacy, and many papers on figures from the Italian Renaissance to the English Historical Review, of which he was the editor for it's first five years. In 1884 he accepted a position at Cambridge as the first Dixie professor of ecclesiastical history. Shortly after, in 1885 he was appointed a canon of Worcester Cathedral where he contributed actively until appointed as a bishop of Peterborough in 1891. Despite being a man of his time, with high standards of behavior, sober and deliberate use of his time, he was considered approachable, and humorous, inspiring affection among those he knew. He was enthroned as bishop of London in 1897, and focused attention during these final years of his life on theological training and record conservation. Despite the rapid and drastic changes facing England during his time, Creighton managed to contribute reliable and clear-sighted historical studies, including his history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 5. Auflage, 21 Bände, 1896, Schvenemann (Rundum-Goldschnitt)

      Bibliographisches Institut 1896-1901, Leipzig und Wien - Prachtausgabe der Buchhandlung F. Schvenemann, Berlin. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Fünfte (5.) gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. Alle 21 Bände: Grundwerk in 17 Bänden (A-Z), Ergänzungsband & die drei Jahres-Supplemente. Eine der beeindruckensten Einbandgestaltungen der 5. Auflage, welche die als Luxus-Ausgabe deklarierte Einbandvariante noch übertrifft. Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen, dreiseitiger Rundum-Goldschnitt etc. Format ca. 25 x 17 cm. Wie auch den ersten acht Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Bücher überragend erhalten; für höchste Ansprüche. Keine Einrisse oder Fehlstellen an den Rückenkanten & Außengelenken. Die Goldverzierungen kräftig. Der Buchschnitt ist hervorragend erhalten, ohne Flecke oder Anschmutzungen. Der Einband nur wenig berieben, Buchecken nur etwas bestoßen. Auch die Buchdeckel sind beeindruckend: die bei dieser Ausgabe typischen Abplatzungen am Übergang zum Leder finden sich bei lediglich zehn Bänden (und auch dort sind sie unauffällig). Innen setzt sich dieser sehr gute Erhaltungszustand fort. Bindung fest, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Seiten sauber, keine Anstreichungen oder Fleckigkeit. Karten & Abbildungen einwandfrei, die schützenden Seidenpapiere liegen noch bei. Ganz offensichtlich wurde in den Bänden kaum nachgeschlagen, manche Seiten hängen am Buchschnitt noch aneinander. In diesem Bestzustand & mit allen Supplementen ist diese beindruckende Schvenemann-Ausgabe heute kaum noch erhältlich. ••• Die Bilder 2 ff. sowie weitere Informationen zu dieser Auflage finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. ••• 55000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie]
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        Biological Experimentation, Its Functions And Limits, Including Answers To Nine Questions Submitted From The Leigh-Brown Trust

      London: George Bell And Sons, 1896. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Printing 170 Pp. Red Cloth Stamped In Black, With Original Black Endpapers. First Printing. Ward's Philosophical Defense Of Medical And Biological Experimentation. Near Fine, Slight Use, Spine Cloth A Little Faded, All Lettering Very Strong, Small Fray Near Bottom Of Spine, Hinges Tight, Pages Immaculate, No Names Or Marks.

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        [TASMANIA] Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Co., in Audran's Comic Opera in 3 Acts "La Mascotte"

      At head of text: Corinthian Theatre, Monday, December 21st 1896. Grand Vice-Regal Command Night! Under the Distinguished Patromage of Their Excellencies The Right Hon'ble Earl of Elgin, Lady Elgin and Suite. Calcutta : Cones & Co., 1896. Broadside, 350 x 200 mm,printed in blue ink on pink silk; a few small rust marks at right and lower left edges, else in very good condition; framed. Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company was formed in Launceston in 1881 by James Joseph Pollard and his wife, Corunna. The company later moved to Melbourne, where it recruited many of its child stars, mostly girls. Between the 1880s and 1910, when it was disbanded in New Zealand, this hard-working and successful company toured Australasia, Japan, China, India, South Africa, the United States and Canada, performing up to six different musical comedies a week in most locations. The cast listed on the present broadside, which was printed for a special Calcutta performance during the Pollards' visit to India in 1896-97, includes family members Connie, Ina, Annie and Master James Pollard; it also records N. Pollard as costume designer and Mr. C.A. Pollard as conductor and manager.

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        HINDU ASTRONOMY This copy was presented to Sir William Christie, Astronomer Royal by Rajendra Nayayan Rai Bahadur

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. English, French and German Translations Comparatively Arranged in Accordance with the Text of Edward Fitzgerald's Version. With Further Selections, Notes, Biographies, Bibliography and Other Material Collected and Edited by Nathan Haskell Dole

      Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1896. Variorum Edition de Luxe, no. 64 of 250 copies. Frontispiece portraits. clxxix, 203 pp; vi, [205]-597 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full white buckram gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Fine bright copy, partially unopened, in the original publisher's green cloth dust jackets with spine panels in gilt to the design of the spine stamping (jacket spines toned, some superficial soiling to jacket. Variorum Edition de Luxe, no. 64 of 250 copies. Frontispiece portraits. clxxix, 203 pp; vi, [205]-597 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Variorum Edition in Dust Jackets. Potter 575; Tanselle Book Jackets 96.69

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        A FEARLESS INVESTIGATOR

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Company, 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-353 [354: blank] [355-360: publisher ads], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. "A young man, suddenly bereft of his inherited fortune and recuperating from typhoid fever at his sister's house, goes along with her enthusiastic interest in spiritualism and enjoys or endures various adventures, including a spirit journey to Jupiter where he meets Hermes Trigmegistus. The story ends with his wedding -- to a woman made of flesh and blood, not protoplasm." - Robert Eldridge. A bit odd that this escaped the main fantasy bibliographers (Bleiler, Day and Reginald). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 5. Locke, Voyages in Space V27. Wright (III) 1967. Just a touch of rubbing to spine ends and along lower edges, a nearly fine copy of an attractive book. (#147466)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        In Haunts of Wild Game - A Hunter-Naturalist's Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1896. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 576 pages (complete). A very clubbable book. This is a classic of the hey-days of gentlemen sportsmen hunters. Frederick Vaughan Kirby was known as an excellent rifleman and hunting with breach loading black powder rifles. As with many dedicated hunters he was a keen conservationist. He later became the Chief Conservation Officer for Zululand and was instrumental in the signing of the Mkhuzi Game Reserve. The smooth cloth cover is cheerfully worn at the edges. The cover is attractive, the illustration of a crouching leopard is clear and thrilling. There is wear to the edges, corners and the head and foot of the spine. The covers and the spine are firm, muscular and healthy. The faces are lightly scuffed and are marked from handling and shelving. Inside, there is an ex-libris plate showing previous ownership by Cicely H Massy, the youngest daughter of Robert Ellis Cunliffe (of the Liverpool baronetcy family) whose family arms appear. Cicely married an officer and lived about the Empire. She died in Cape Town. The folded map of Kahlamba and Libombo at the back of the book is torn about the edge but the closed tear is along the blank edge. All plates are present. Waxed protective sheets are smart and clean. The pages are genial, companionable, clean, clear, creamy, sure, certain, robust, in places as if new, confident, compelling. A lovely book. fk

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        The Red Badge of Courage

      D. Appleton, New York 1896 - The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. Second edition in original beige cloth. Publisher: D. Appleton, New York, 1896. Binding is in very good plus condition, slight fading to the spine. Contents clean. Nice tight copy. 233 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-007. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Hortus Veichii. A history of the rise and progress of the Nurseries of Messrs. James Veitch and Sons, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable of their introductions.

      pp.542 with 50 photogravure plates. 4to. Handmade paper. TEG. Minor, scattered foxing, o/w. contents in thor. vg. to fine condition. Pages rough-cut as published. Bound in half-morocco with marbled boards, spine gently faded & lightly marked; all in thor. vg. condition. Comes with a loosely inserted notelet, signed by James Veitch (dated June 1896), with the address of his Royal Exotic Nursery, Chelsea.

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        Bozena. Erzählung.

       Stuttgart, Bln., Cotta 1896. 3. Aufl. 8°. 264 S. OHLdr. Mit Rückensch., Rückengoldpräg. Rü. etw. gebleicht.Mit eh., mehrzeil. Widmungsgedicht der Verfasserin an Baronon Lenore v. Plaser, dat. Wien im Dec. [19]01. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur, Widmungsexemplar

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        HOKOUSAI

      Paris: Bibliotheque Charpentier. Very Good. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean leather over brown cloth. Ribbed spine has bright gilt title. Color frontispiece: Fac-simile du portrait D'Hokousai, Octogenaire. Text block tight, clean and intact. Pages slightly age toned, mainly edges. Spine edge lightly rubbed. Hokousai was one of the most famous Japanese artists. French text. Art ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 386 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        In The Dorian Mood

      The Bodley Head, 1896. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1896. 111 pages. No dust jacket. Blue boards with grey cloth spine and blue lettering. Includes snippets of contemporary Christmas verse loosely inserted. Rough cut page are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Gift inscription to front endpaper. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        BREAKING UP OR THE BIRTH, DEVELOPMENT AND DEATH OF THE EARTH AND ITS SATELLITE IN STORY ..

      Boston: J. E. Farwell & Co., Printers, 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-247 [248: blank], original decorated brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, light brown floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Richards on verso of front free endpaper. "The spirits of some beings from a planet round Sirius witness the birth and death of the earth and moon. A fictionalized essay which includes a description of life on the moon." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 182. "Fictionalized history of the earth in an astronomical-geological sense; partly conventional science, partly crank ... Probably written in imitation of Flammarion's work." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1869. Locke, Voyages in Space 178. Reginald 12212. Wright (III) 4532. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Small hole in title leaf (a paper defect), front free endpaper brittle, slightly chipped at edges, and detached, else a nearly fine, bright copy. A very scarce book. (#149006)

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        Tristan Tzara with monocle

      Lithograph, 370 x 160 mm, signed in pencil lower right. The play Le coeur à gaz by famed Romanian-born dadaist writer Tristan Tzara (1896 - 1963) was first performed in Paris, as part of the 1921 "Dada Salon" at the Galerie Montaigne. For it's second performance in 1923 at théâtre Michel, the costumes were designed by the artist Sonia Delaunay, the original watercolour designs now being held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1977, Paris gallerist Jaques Damase published a limited edition of the play, a livre d'artiste limited to 125 copies illustrated with 12 original lithographs by Delaunay, 7 of which reproduce her original costume designs. The lithographs in the edition were unsigned, but for a special collector's edition of 25 copies, a suite of 7 signed lithographs accompanied the work, including this striking modernist portrait of Tzara with his ubiquitous monocle. A striking work published late in Delaunay's career, directly referencing the stunning avant-garde pieces created in Paris in the 1920s.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Monographia do tabaco.

      - Lisboa, F. H. Da Costa Monteiro, 1896. Large 4to (29.0 x 22.4 cm). [vi], 320, lxxvi pp., 64 text engravings (one on a large, folded sheet), one folded map. Slightly later half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments bordered with gilt lines, and with gilt title and date. Original printed wrappers bound in.l Very rare monograph on tobacco plants and cultivation, in particular in Portugal, by the Portuguese botanist, phytopathologist and mycologist Manoel de Sousa da Camara (1871-1955), also spelled Manuel de Souza da Câmara. The whole work is printed in a fine script letter, which is highly unusual. Inscribed by the author on dedication leaf verso. Two old bookplates on the front wrapper verso. Small marginal paper repair to two preliminary leaves, otherwise a very good copy. Neither in Stafleu & Cowan nor in the Cat. BM(NH). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zermatt mit Matterhorn.

      Verlag v. Hanfstaengls Nachfolger in Berlin. 1896 - Heliogravure originale a colori su carta pesante di cm 39x36 (foglio) e cm 27x20 (parte incisa). Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 550.00 euro.

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted.

      A fine copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer, recognised as the finest book printed since the Gutenberg Bible.  Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio, bound in full rich tan morocco, with raised beveled panels to front and rear boards, blind-stamped in a diamond pattern, borders and dentelles also stamped in blind, leather inlay gilt-lettered with "Chaucer's Works", spine with five raised bands and contrasting morocco title label stamped in gilt, compartments containing vertical lines stamped in blind, marbled endpapers. Loosely enclosed, the original linen spine, with remnants of original paper label reading "Chaucer's Works"; bookplate of Jean Hersholt, with his signature. Measures 426 × 291 mm (untrimmed), pp [4 - preliminary blanks], ii, [2], 554, [2 blanks], pale toning to edges of blank preliminary and terminal leaves, foxing to the margins of pp 282 - 284, otherwise clean, 87 woodcut illustrations after Sir Edward Burne-Jones, redrawn by Robert Catterson-Smith and cut by William Harcourt Hooper, woodcut title-page, 86 other large woodcut illustrations, 14 variously repeated woodcut borders, 18 variously repeated woodcut frames around illustrations, 26 19-line woodcut initial words, numerous three-, six-, and ten-line woodcut initial letters, and woodcut printer's device, all designed by William Morris and cut by C. E. Keates, W. H. Hooper, and W. Spielmeyer. Printed in black and red in Chaucer type, the titles of longer poems printed in Troy type, printed in double columns. A fine copy, housed in a custom morocco and buckram case. 'The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer published in 1896 by the Kelmscott Press was the culmination of William Morris's vision for an ideal book. It embodied his love of medieval literature and art, as well as his love of beauty. Its vast scope and magnificence inspired his friend and collaborator Edward Burne-Jones to compare it to a "pocket cathedral." William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones discovered and developed a love for Chaucer as undergraduates at Oxford University. After Morris established the Kelmscott Press in 1891, the two old friends agreed that The Canterbury Tales and other works by Chaucer would be a major goal for the enterprise. Morris spent four years working on the book. Trial pages were printed in 1892, while final production began on August 8, 1894. The first two copies of the book were delivered to Morris and Burne-Jones on June 2, 1896. Morris was already in failing health; he died four months later on October 3, 1896.' (University of Maryland Library) 'The Kelmscott Chaucer was not designed primarily as a scholarly text but as a work to celebrate the art of bookmaking; it finds its niche in medievalism rather than medieval studies, but as a work of art, few modern books can surpass its beauty.' (University of Notre Dame Library). The Kelmscott Chaucer was selected by Great Britain from among all the titles printed in the British Isles to present to the Japanese for the rebuilding of their National Library at the end of World War II. Provenance: Parke-Bernet, New York, March 23-24, 1954: Collection of Jean Hersholt, Beverly Hills. Lot 541. (Jean Hersholt, 1886-1956, was a Danish-born actor who had a lengthy and successful Hollywood career which spanned the years 1913 to 1955. He also completed an influential translation of the works of Hans Christian Anderson into English); Heritage Auctions, New York, April 7, 2011, lot 36233; Private collection, Australia.

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        Myself, Conant, and the girl who fell in love with him, and whom he ran away from.

      Ink and wash on paper, 330 x 310 mm (image), signed lower right and titled lower centre, a few small spots else fine, framed. A fine character study by Norman Lindsay of Hugh Conant, the 'Great Lover'. It illustrates a scene set in 1896, although the work was probably executed later. Lindsay's good friend and former housemate Hugh Conant is the subject of a lady's affections. She is well-presented and attractive, a fact which distinctly unnerves Conant as he stands peculiarly with his back to her. Avoiding the lady's eye, he mispours a glass of red wine, which spills over the edge of the table. Norman and his own lady companion sit awkwardly on either side of the mismatched couple, the lady with a cigarette between her fingers and Norman with his hands tensely placed on his knees. They both look quite uncomfortable. The scene is almost certainly set within Conant's residence, as he acts the part of the host with a limited level of skill. The small group of framed portraits hanging on the wall behind the group (signed to himself by famous actresses, but in Conant's hand) reflect Norman Lindsay's description of his room in his autobiography My mask (Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1970, p.102). Norman Lindsay moved to Melbourne from Creswick in 1896 and enrolled in drawing classes at the National Gallery School at the age of sixteen while ghosting illustrations for his older brother Lionel in The Hawklet. Norman met Hugh Conant around this time, and along with a mutual friend, De Burier, the three rented a cheap terrace house in the slum area of Little Fitzroy Street where they stayed for a period of twelve months in 1896. Living in this 'human hutch' and situated between a rabbit-hawker and a slum-brothel, Norman wrote: 'I owe it to Little Fitzroy Street that it rid me for ever from any mushy sentiment over the suffering poor ...' (My mask, 1970, p.97). Lindsay described Conant as 'a romantic fantasy-monger ... fantasy was the essence of Contant's being'. He describes his pomposity and inflated ego, his unending stream of bad poetry and exaggerated stories about famous acquaintances and escapades with beautiful women, none of which Norman saw any evidence of, on account of which he took to ironically referring to Conant as the 'Great Lover'. Norman moved to Charterisville near Heidelberg in late 1897 with his brother Lionel, who taught him the art of etching. It was for his friend Hugh Conant that Lindsay created his first bookplate in the same year. Conant moved to Sydney, and the two lost contact for several years. Lindsay would later base the character of Cuthbert Bunson, the 'celebrated poet' inA Curate in Bohemia (1913), on Hugh Conant. All of Lindsay's characters in this novel were pastiches of real acquaintances but, unlike all the other subjects, Conant was furious with the caricature. When Lindsay next saw him a few years later 'his greeting to me, with a ferocious scowl, was "You bastard!"'. In this unusual painted scene, Norman Lindsay illustrates perfectly the character he later described in words in My mask. Conant was clearly a meaningful influence in Lindsay's life, the outrageous character from his youth unforgettable to him, even as an elderly man.

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        Handbüchlein für Wühler oder kurzgefaßte Anleitung in wenigen Tagen ein Volksmann zu werden. Von Peter Struwwel, Demagog.

      Zweite Auflage. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 42 S., 3 Bl. Vlg.-Anz. Rückenbroschur. Friedländer 76. - Berühmte Satire auf die deutschen Revolutionäre mit der originellen Titelvignette: Ein typisch gewandeter, wild dreinblickender "Wühler" steht auf einer Deutschlandkarte und tritt mit dem Fuß auf die Königskrone. - Die Satire wurde von der reaktionären Partei mit Anerkennung gelesen, worauf Hoffmann im nächsten Jahr als Gegengewicht den "Heulerspiegel" schrieb. - Titel mit altem Namenszug "Rupprecht". Verso Titel Exlibris von Eduard Erdmann (1896-1958, Pianist und Komponist, Bibliophiler, dessen Bibliothek 1959 größtenteils bei Hauswedell in Hamburg versteigert wurde). Titel verso und letztes Blatt recto etwas stärker braunfleckig bzw. gebräunt.

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        The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo.

      Truslove & Hanson, London, 1896. - EA. 2 Bände. Mit zusammen ca. 550 Abb., das sind Fotografien und Zeichnungen, im Text und auf Tafeln ( teils in Farbe, teils gefaltet) ; weiterhin eine große, mehrf. gefaltete Farbkarte sowie eine weitere Karte im Text. Grüne OGLn.-Bände mit Rücken- und Deckelgoldprägung und Kopf-Goldschnitt. xxxii, 464 S. / iv, 302 S., ccxl (Anhänge). Gr. 4°. Kapitale gering bestoßen, ExLibris auf Vorsatz sowie einige kleine Löchlein (vermutlich durch das Ausradieren eines Namens); teils sehr gering stockfleckig, einige wenige Eintragungen von Hand mit Bleistift . Insgesamt sehr guter Zustand, sehr sauber und vollständig. Neben dem Niewenhuis (Quer durch Borneo) wohl das bekannteste und gesuchtetste Standardwerk zur Borneo-Ethnologie. Hervorragend ausgestattet hier die sehr seltene Erstauflage in guter Erhaltung. - Die Erstausgabe erschien nur in einer Auflage von 700 Stück, '.and no cheaper or other edition will be issued'.

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        Natura morta.

      Olio su tavola, cm. 35,7 x 27 ca. Iniziali dell'autore in basso a dx. Data sul retro: 3 ottobre 1896.

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        NEUE GLÜHLICHTER. Jge.1896-1910. 8 Bände.

      gr.-4, mit zahlr., tls. farb. Abb., HLn. d. Zt., berieben, Kanten berieben, Ecken leicht bestoß., Buchblock des 1. Bandes lose, sonst insges. guter Zustand. Dietzel-Hügel 1191. Unter diesem Titel als Nachfolge bzw. Vorläuferzeitschrift der "Glühlichter" zwischen 1896 u. 1910 erschienen. Das illustrierte sozialdemokratische Satireblatt richtete seine Polemiken vor allem gegen Lueger und die Christlichsozialen, aber auch gegen Adel u. Klerus. - So komplett höchst selten.

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        Vingt Mille lieues sous les mers

      New edition, illustrated with 111 drawings of Neuville and Riou. Catalogue are for 1897-1898.Cardboard editor golden Globe. Signed top plate Blancheland, Engel bookbinder. Beautiful plate well above the bright golds. spine with discoloration few centimeters. Caps and rubbed corner. Upper joint split tail 2cm. A slightly emerged notebook. Fresh copy, free of foxing. Hetzel Paris 1896 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) relié

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        La chaîne du Mont-Blanc. Carte au 1/50 000e dressée sur l?ordre d?Albert Barbey, Président de la Section des Diablerets du Clup Alpin Suisse.

      Bern, Kümmerly frères, 1896, - in-8vo, carte dépliante en 24 éléments montés sur toile (104x57cm), ill. couleurs, carte gravée par Kümmerly + 1 planche en n./b. collée au dos, carte montée sur toile. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Clan Donald Volume I-III [3 volumes]

      Published by The Northen Counties Publishing Company, Ltd 1896-1904, Inverness - , Volume I, xxviii, 570 pages, 37 plates, 3 with colour and 2 folding including frontispiece. Volume II, [2], xxx, 796 pages, 40 illustrations, including one folding plate, some pages uncut. Volume III, xxiv, 666 pages, 33 black and white plates including portrait frontispiece. Each volume is signed and dedicated "Alice Mary Angela Clarke with love and best wishes from the joint author A. Macdonald" on the front free endpaper. First Editions , binding of volume I detached, frontispiece torn into two pieces, loss from one other plate, spine of volume III detached, previous owner's name on front free endpaper, corners worn, edges untrimmed, pages and plates clean, worn copies , quarter green and red cloth with gilt border, gilt title to spine and gilt shield to front boards, bevelled edges of boards , octavo, 26 cm x 17 cm Hardback SIGNED by author ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über Gastheorie.

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1896. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes. 1896-1898, 8vo (213 x 138 mm). viii, 204; x, 265 [1] pp., including half-titles. Contemporary three-quarter morocco over floral embossed paper, spines gilt with 4 raised bands. Little age-toning to text. A very fine, clean and unmarked set. ----Stanitz 79; Poggendorff IV, p. 153; DSB II, p. 266-7. FIRST EDITION of both parts. "In 1872, the Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) derived the transport equation for distribution of velocity among the molecules of a gas. This equation, which is so important in the kinetic theory of gases, had been previously derived by Maxwell, but the form in which Boltzmann derived it led him immediately to the concept of entropy as related to the probability of various velocity distributions among an assembly of gas molecules. This major contribution and many others that Boltzmann made to the kinetic theory of gases were summarized in his masterpiece of theoretical physics, 'Vorlesungen über Gastheorie'. This work can rightly be considered the peak of development achieved in the modern kinetic theory of gases." (Stanitz, Sources of Science & Technology, no. 79). Near Fine.

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        Margaret Ogilvy. By Her Son (Autograph Letter Signed By J. M. Barrie)

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1896. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. 204 pages, 4 pages of ads at rear, original blue cloth with beveled edges, top edges gilt. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) "J.M.B." is tipped in. Frontis of the author's mother, about whom the book was written. A bright, tight, fine copy, housed in a contemporary blue quarter leather slipcase, with felt lined chemise.

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        Novus atlas Daniae eller Prospecter af alle hoved-og kiöbstaederne, af alle kongelige slotte, samt andre kongelige lyst-slotte og staeder udi begge konge-rigerne Dannemark og Norge og underliggende fyrstendömme. Iste tome af Siaelland. Copenhagen, Johan Jacob Bruun, 1761[-ca. 1789?]. Oblong folio (26.5 x 40 cm), preliminaries upright folio, bound with foot folded in. With 60 engraved views, including one folding plate with a view of the Royal Castle near Copenhagen, engraved by Jonas Haas and Hans Quist after designs by Johan Jacob Bruun. Contemporary Danish mottled sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine.

      WorldCat (4 copies of all issues); cf. Thieme & Becker V, p. 152; Weilbach, Dansk Kustnerlex. I, 1896; not in BAL; Fowler. Enlarged issue of a very rare series of engraved views of Danish castles, mansions, houses, gardens and city views, by the Danish landscape painter Johan Jacob Bruun (1715-1789). It was first published in 1761, containing 50 views of buildings on the Danish island Zealand, as the first volume of a planned series covering whole Denmark. The other volumes never appeared, but 10 additional views were already engraved (dated 1760-1762) and included in the present issue, with all plates on the same French paperstocks.With plate numbers in manuscript on the back of the plates and some occasional faint thumbing in the margins. Binding rubbed. Very good copy of a very rare series of views of Denmark.

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        The Duke's Reappearance; The Chap-Book, Vol. VI., No. 3

      Chicago: The Chap-Book, 1896. First US edition. Wraps. Very good. 12mo. Original printed wraps. xx,(97)-144,xxi-xxx pp. Vol. VI., No. 3 of The Chap-Book which contains the first printed appearance in the United States of 'The Duke's Reappearance' and only its second appearance overall, having appeared the previous day in England in The Saturday Review, Christmas Supplement. The Saturday Review was published 14 December, 1896, whereas The Chap-Book was issued December 15, 1896. (See Ray, The Collected Short Stories of Thomas Hardy). The wraps are worn at the spine, with some separation, and lack a small portion of the upper corner on the upper wrap (no loss)., else this is a very good copy. Housed in a contemporary half morocco slipcase, spine in six compartments, gilt.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, Prachtausgabe, 17 + 1 Bände, Neuer Abdruck.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1896 - 1898. Fünfte, Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Vollständiges Grundwerk (A - Z) in 17 Bänden sowie der Ergänzungsband 18 (Ergänzungen, Nachträge und Register), insgesamt somit 18 Bände. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf rotem und grünem Rückenschild sowie reicher floraler goldgeprägter Ornamentik; Deckelbezüge mit erhabener floraler Reliefstruktur und mit Lederecken. Seitliche Lederflächen und Ecken mit graziler goldener Stempelverzierung. Prachtvoller dreiseitiger Pfauenschnitt. Illustrierte vergoldete Vorsätze (Blumen-Motive). Es handelt sich um eine der schönsten und an aufwendigsten gestalteten Lexikonausgaben der Jahrhundertwende-Ära. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. Gemeinsam mit der 6. Auflage Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte. Es gibt diese 5. Auflage in einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher, großenteils reichhaltig ornamentierter Ausgaben. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, fest in der Bindung, Buchrücken kaum berieben; allenfalls seitliche Lederflächen und Ecken mit wenigen geringfügigen Bereibungsspuren. Sonst oft neuralgische Stellen wie Kapitale und Gelenke hier durchweg einwandfrei. Rückenschilder farbkräftig erhalten, Gesamterscheinungsbild somit recht harmonisch. Innen gleichfalls frisches Exemplar, Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei; keine Verklebungen festgestellt. Eine Besonderheit des Exemplars ist der bei allen Bänden sehr schön erhaltene Pfauenschnitt, der in dieser originalen Farbintensität (ohne Verblassung) sonst kaum noch anzutreffen sein dürfte. In toto außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieser sehr schönen, seltenen Prachtausgabe, in der sich die Buchkunst der Jahrhundertwende-Ära in vortrefflicher Weis widerspiegelt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meyer Meyers Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversationslexixon, Conversations-Lexikon Kaiserreich Prachtausgabe

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        And Island of the Sea: Descriptive of the Past and Present of St Thomas, Danish West Indies

      St. Thomas, DWI: Self-published, 1896. 2nd ed.. Green cloth, 8vo. Very Good. Cloth rippled on front, else fine and bright. A very attractive copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "With kind regards / and best wishes / from Charles Taylor."

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        INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS

      Austin: L. E. Daniel, Publisher, 1896., 1896. First edition. First edition. Thick quarto. Full brown morocco with front cover professionally restored in full leather, decorated front and rear endpapers, 762 pp., all edges gilt, double column, dedicatory preface, introduction, illustrated, portraits, index. Basic Texas Books 23 says "This is Brown's most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was completed shortly before his death. Most valuable of all are accounts of the numerous fights and skirmishes between early Texans and Indians. Only in J. W. Wilbarger and A. J. Sowell does one find a comparable amount of historical data on this facet of Texas history. Brown was himself a participant in some of the bloodiest battles." There are many photographs of early prominent Texans, along with a biographical sketch of each pioneer. A near fine, tight copy of a very scarce book.

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        Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas

      Austin, Texas: L.E. Daniell, 1896. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Rare First Edition. Professionally rebound with original covers. Boards have some damage, but in good enough condition to be worth saving. Pages have been professionally repaired. All original pages intact. Fly page has a name plate that reads "Benj. Frenkel, M.D.". Frenkel was born in Galveston, TX in 1877. He was a student from 1893-1896, then Apothecary, U.S.N. 1898; Hospital Steward, 1899; Senior Medical Officer on U.S.S. Hornet during Spanish-American War; Acting Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Naval Hospital , San Juan Porto Rico, 1899-1900. He eventually became a prosperous surgeon in New York City, but was arrested several times for drug charges. In May, 1919 he was arrested for illegal possession of morphine. In September 1927, he died in the prison ward of Bellevue Hospital of cerebral hemorrhage. Fly page also has a gift inscription addressed to Dr. Quinn on the back of a Drs. Danforth & Quinn office slip. Dr. Clarence Quinn, from Texas City, Texas, made a direct impact in the city's history beginning as a child when he was a member of the first Boy Scout Troop in Texas. It was Scouting that piqued his interest in medicine. He was only one of three doctors in Texas City before becoming a Captain in the Army during World War II. He resumed his duties as Texas City Health Officer after his service which found him directing and participating in the aftermath of the infamous Texas City Explosion in 1947. There is extensive documentation on his participation in the aftermath. This disaster caused him to partner with another local doctor to build Texas City's first hospital. He practiced medicine in his hometown until his death more than 50 years ago.

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