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

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

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        John Gabriel Borkman.

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

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      PAREYEdito nel 1896 a Berlin, 2 volumi in 4°, legatura in mezza pelle, piatti in tela con raffigurazioni floreali, tagli maculati, pagg. 1264, pagg. 244, magnifica edizione, il primo tomo dà una descrizione e consigli alla coltivazione di più di 4000 specie e varietà, con numerose tav. nel testo in b/n. Il secondo volume è un manuale di giardinaggio contenente 100 tavole fuori testo in cromolito, raffiguranti ognuna 4 tipi di piante da giardino.Buon esemplare.

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        Aus den Alpen illustriert von E.T. Compton und Paul Hey. Band I: Die Westalpen. Band II: Die Ostalpen.

      Tempsky, Prag und Wien - Freytag, Leipzig. 1896 2 v. (XII, 486 p., [1] c. di tav.; XII, 511 p., [1] c. di tav.), 28 cm, tela editoriale illustrata. Stupenda opera arricchita dalle illustrazioni di Compton ed Hey. Il primo volume tratta delle Alpi liguri, piemontesi, aostane, la zona dei laghi e i territori esteri confinanti. Tavola a colori in antiporta intitolata: ?Jungfrau, Mönch und Eiger?. Il secondo volume tratta del Brennero, dell?Ortler, il Tonale, Trento e la Valsugana, Il Garda e l?Adamello, la val Pusteria e l?Ampezzano, le Dolomiti orientali, la zona della Carnia e i territori austriaci confinanti al Triveneto. Tavola a colori in antiporta intitolata: ?Primiero?.

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        Les Trophées [Livre dédicacé par l'auteur à Jean de La Hire ]

      Alphonse Lemerre 1896 1 vol. in-18 reliure demi-chagrin maroquiné à coins bleus, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, tête dorée, double filet doré en mors et coins, Oeuvres de José-Marie de Hérédia, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, s.d. (circa 1896), V-218 pp. Exceptionnel exemplaire enrichi d'une belle dédicace de José-Maria de Hérédia à Jean de La Hire ("A Jean de La Hire, son confrère et ami"), et du long commentaire manuscrit rédigé par le dédicataire, exposant les circonstances de l'envoi, le 3 avril 1903 : "La dédicace ci-contre a été mise sur ce livre le jour où j'allais demander à M. de Hérédia d'accepter la présidence d'honneur de l'Alliance Latine. Il l'accepta et me fit visiter toute la bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, dont il est administrateur. Cette visite est racontée en détail dans mon Journal à la date du 4 avril. Puis, Aymard et moi accompagnâmes M. de Hérédia, en fiacre, jusqu'au 110 du Brd Haussmann, où il allait faire soigner son oreille gauche, car il est complètement sourd de la droite, et la gauche est un peu atteinte". Etat très satisfaisant (qq. frott. à la reliure). Français

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

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

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      2 voll. Bella ril. in tela, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 29x22, vol. I: pp 645, 310 ill. b/n; vol. II: pp 840, 203 ill. b/n. Ottimo esempl.

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        The exploration of the Caucasus. With illustrations by Vittorio Sella.

      E. Arnold, London-New York. 1896 2 v., [(XXIII, 278, X, 295 p.), [6] carte ripieg. f.t.], 28 cm, tela con fregi. Due grandi volumi con una grande carta a colori in tasca al fondo del secondo volume, 76 tavv. f.t. e 137 ill. fotog. e disegni n.t.; bella tela originale bicolore, con titoli e fregi ai piatti e ai dorsi; taglio super. dorato. Insieme ottimo, in solida e bella legatura. Prima edizione. Neate la definisce: ?Un?opera magnifica, realizzata e illustrata da Freshfield e dai suoi amici? e commenta: ?Imposing edition?. Perret spiega: ?Opera di riferimento per il Caucaso. Essenziale, rara, molto ricercata nella edizione originale?. E? veramente un?opera grandiosa e che tra le mani crea un certo effetto, emoziona. Le illustrazioni sono soprattutto di Vittorio Sella. La riproduzione, su tavole di pesante cartoncino sulle quali la battuta della lastra lascia un forte rilievo, e? eccezionale. Opera molto rara da trovare in questo stato di conservazione.

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        Etonnant recueil manuscrit de rapports d'inspection académique dans l'école de garçons de Castillon (Gironde), de 1896 à 1926

      Remarquable recueil manuscrit, de diverses mains, relatant les rapports des inspecteurs d'académie ayant opéré dans l'école primaire de Castillon, de 1896 à 1926 (avec des interruptions de 1906 à 1914 puis de 1914 à 1921). Tous les rapports sont extrêmement précis, décrivant la situation matérielle de l'école (ex. en 1896 : "L'école communale de garçons de Castillon est convenablement établie. Les salles de classe sont grandes, bien éclairées, bien aérées. La Cour est à peine assez vaste et elle serait mieux place si elle était dans le jardin, vaste emplacement situé au milieu de l'école ... Bibliothèque composée d'un grand nombre d'ouvrages. Le nombre de prêts a dépassé 1000 grâce à l'influence de Mr. Ribaud. Musée scolaire bien compris et qui sert réellement pour les leçons de sciences physiques et naturelles"), la discipline ("Enfants tenus proprement. Les Casiers des élèves sont en ordre. La discipline est ferme. Les cahiers des enfants sont corrigés régulièrement") et naturellement l'enseignement évalué par classe et par enseignant ("Mr. V. est un instituteur très sérieux. Il est naturellement dévoué et consciencieux. Sa parole est lente et uniforme mais elle est précise et appropriée à la force de ses élèves. Je n'ai entendu dire que du bien de ce maître par tous ceux qui l'approchent et le connaissent"). On relève une foule de détails intéressants ; ainsi, lors de la visite du 12 juin 1899 : "La foire de St Barnabé, qui tombe le 12 Juin, retenait un grand nombre d'enfants dans leur famille. Ne pourrait-on pas trouver un moyen pour empêcher ces désertions partielles qui se présentent assez fréquemment les lundis ?", en 1 cahier cartonné dont 48 ff. manuscrits Bon état (petits frott. et rouss. d'usage). Français

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        Les Pensées de Pascal disposées suivant l'ordre du cahier autographe. Texte critique établi d'après le manuscrit original et les deux copies de la Bibliothèque Nationale avec les variantes des principales éditions.

      Imprimerie et Librairie de l'Oeuvre de Saint Paul 1896 Précédé d'une introduction, d'un tableau chronologique et de notes bibliographiques par G. Michaut, 1 vol. in-4 reliure demi-maroquin à coins chocolat, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, reliure signée de Pagnant, Collectanea Friburgensia, Commentationes Academicae, Fasciculus VI, Fribourg, Friburgi Helvetiorum, Imprimerie et Librairie de l'Oeuvre de Saint Paul, 1896, LXXXIX-469 pp. Rare exemplaire de cette édition critique des Pensées de Pascal, reliée en demi-maroquin à coins par Pagnant. Bon état (qq. petits frott. en dos et tranche, qq. rares annotations discrètes au crayon) pour ce charmant exemplaire. Français

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        The Battle Of The Blue Of The Second Regiment Of K. Sm. October 22, 1864: The Fight, The Captivity, The Escape As Remembered By Survivors And Commemorated By The Gage Monument At Topeka, Kansas

      Chicago: Christophel. Very Good+. [1896]. First Edition. Original cloth. Illustrated. Original gold stamped red pebbled cloth, light discoloration on back cover. Dornbusch I: Kansas 255. Not in Nicholson catalog; Contains a roster of the Shawnee County, Kansas militias who participated in the battle, with a section about the monument and its dedication .

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        Bracebridge Hall or the Humourists, 2 Vols. Heyliger Edition

      G. P. Putnam's Sons New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1896. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. Heyliger edition, number 56 of 100 numbered copies. Two volumes, complete. Full English leather, raised bands, gilt decorations on spines, gilt top edges, clean unmarked text, Very Good+ copies, light wear to the flyleaves, a bit of rubbing to the tips of the covers of both vols. Both volumes housed in protective mylar. Rare set.

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        Norske Folke- og Huldre-Eventyr I-II. 1) Folke- og Huldre-Eventyr i Udvalg ved P. Chr. Asbjørnsen. København 1896. Illustr. av Arboe, Gude, Lerche m. fl. 2) Eventyrbog for Børn. Norske folkeeventyr af P. Chr. Asbjørnsen og Jørgen Moe. Kbh. og Kristiania 1905. Illustr. av Kittelsen, Sinding og Werenskiold. Udgivet af Moltke Moe. Begge i Andet Oplag.

      Kbh./Kra 1896-1905. XIV + 384 s. og (8) + 128 s. Orig. dek. blå helsjirtbd. "Nissebind". Litt avskr. langs kanter og kapitéler. N. og en fuktskj. på smtbl. i begge bd. En lukket rift i smtbl. i bd. 1. Ellers et pent sett.. Østberg 93 (og 81)

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        [Essex House Press] The Trinity Hospital in Mile End; An Object Lesson in National History

      Guild & School of Handcraft Essex House London: Guild & School of Handcraft, Essex House, 1896. Quarto. 36pp. First edition. Illustrated with thirteen plates, several of which are fold-outs. The book was created in an attempt to prevent the demolition of the seventeenth-century Trinity Hospital; in the end, the campaign was successful, and the building was saved. Ashbee's text explains the historic and architectural significance of the building. The illustrations depict architectural details, and two of the plates have hand-colored illustrations of stained glass window designs. Others show a map of the grounds, an aerial view, elevation drawings, and depictions of statues. Charles Robert Ashbee, an architect, designer, and the founder of the Essex House Press, founded the Guild & School of Handcraft in 1888 in order to protect the status of craftsmen and to promote a high standard of work. This book demonstrates the attention to design, type, and detail that would characterize the work of the Essex House Press. Bound in tan wrappers with yapped edges, printed with Ashbee's flower insignia to the front cover. Edges of covers show some fraying, as usual, else a near fine copy of a fragile book. An early and uncommon work by Ashbee.

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        Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Milligan Sloane...

      NY, Century Co., 1896. Four volumes: xvi, 283; xi, 283; x, 270; xii, 313 p., color fronts., 293 illus., maps, plates (part color), ports.; 31 cm. Bibliography: v. 4, p. 251-261. Originally published as a serialization in The Century Magazine, v. 49 no. 1 (Nov. 1894)-v. 52 no. 6 (Oct. 1896). Lushly illustrated biography by a Princeton professor. Stock#OB941. Vg / 3/4 leather.

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        Library of the World's Best Literature Ancient and Modern [45 Volumes Complete]

      The International Society New York: The International Society. 1896-1898. Charles Dudley Warner edition, limited and registered. Complete in 45 volumes. Quartos. Green cloth boards with paper spine label, untrimmed pages and top edge gilt. The set has toned spine labels and light touches of scattered wear; two volumes have abraded corners and two others frayed at the crown, still a very nice near fine set. .

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        Effi Briest. Roman.

      2 ungez. Bll., 520 S. Blauer, schwarz / gelblich illustr. OLwbd. Gutes Exemplar. WGII/41. Alter Namenszug im Vorsatz und auf dem Tbl. Kanten minimal berieben.

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        Svenska bibliotek och ex-libris.

      Anteckningar. Andra omarbetade och tillökade upplagan. I-IV:1-2. Sthlm, (1896)-1904. (4),VII,(3),467,(1) + (8),412 + (8),413-850,(1) + (2),666,(1) + (8),432 + (8),433-989,(1 blank),XCVIII s. & plr. Sex enkla, aningen nötta, bruna skinnbd med upphöjda bind och guldornerade ryggar. Samtliga omslag medbundna. Omslagen ngt nötta och en aning solkiga. Tejplagning i övre delen av omslaget i det avslutande bandet. Med en liten förlagsstpl på titelbladen. Selma Collianders exlibris.. Almquist 2613. Tryckt i en upplaga om 400 ex. Första upplagan utkom 1889-94. Arbetet som beskriver offentliga bibliotek, lånebibliotek och privata boksamlingar i Sverige från medeltid till 1900 avslutas med en förteckning över svenska bokbindare genom tiderna. I verket återfinns också många biografiska uppgifter rörande bibliotekarier, boksamlare och bokbindare. Carlanders insats för den svenska bokhistorien är svår att överskatta och även om en mängd uppgifter saknas eller är ofullständiga är "Svenska bibliotek och ex-libris" ett mycket användbart uppslagsverk och det bokhistoriska standardverket rörande Sverige

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        The Early Poems.

      London: Sold by Messrs Hacon and Ricketts at the sign of the Dial [ Vale Press, 1896 ].. One of a limited edition of 310 copies, wood-engraved frontispiece within ornamental border, initials and Vale device by Charles Ricketts; some leaves with fine spotting/foxing. 4to (10 1/8 x 7 3/4inches), contemporary full grained black morocco, sides bordered with three gilt rules with gilt corner ornaments enclosing 9 vertical panels each bordered in gilt within an overall framework in gilt and blind, the panels heavily blocked in blind with alternating designs, spine gilt and blocked in blind, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles, blue silk endpapers. Gilt to spine a litle dulled. The binding by Zaehnsdorf. At some time professionally rebacked retaining the original backstrip, inner hinges therefore neatly blue cloth taped. An impressive binding. With the armorial bookplate of the American millionaire John Wesley De Kay (1878-1932; author and financier). In 1914 his play, 'Judas', with Sarah Bernhardt, was produced at the London Coliseum.

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        History of the Horn-Book. Illustrated. In two volumes

      London: Published by The Leadenhall Press…New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896 First edition, one of 1,000 copies. The trade edition, published the next year, contained only three facsimile hornbooks. Full vellum with gilt front covers, gilt leather labels on spines, top edge gilt. Armorial bookplate in each volume. . Two volumes, quarto. Engraved frontispiece and hand-colored vignette in each volume, numerous text illustrations. Some minor wear to edges of label in Volume I A remarkably fine set. The limited edition, complete with seven facsimile hornbooks and battledores, housed in front pockets in the two volumes. With a contemporary review laid in. The definitive work on horn-books and battledores, those popular seventeenth- and eighteenth-century tools for teaching children their ABCs and often the Lord's Prayer.

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        The Great Rift Valley. Being the Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo. With some Account of the Geology, Natural History, Anthropology, and future prospects of British East Africa.

      London: John Murray 1896.. First edition, 8vo, (xxii), 422 pp. Coloured frontispiece, 20 black and white plates and 2 coloured folding maps, plus 23 illustrations in the text, upper hinge cracked but sound. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, extremities worn. Not in Ofscansky, who lists later editions.

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        The Little Regiment

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

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        Vilmorin's. Blumengartnerei.

      Berlino, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Paul Parey, 1896. Vol. I - II (completo). 2 voll. in 4to, pp. VIII, 1264; 244; mm. incisioni in legno in b/n n. t. in entrambi i voll. e, nel secondo vol., 100 tavv. in litografia stampate a colori, tutte f. t. e a p p., ciascuna delle quali raffigurante quattro diverse specie floreali, riportati in piccoli riquadri. Leg. in mz. pelle con titolo e ricchissimi fregi in oro al dorso, piatti in percallina verde con ill. floreale colorata al piatto ant., tagli marmorizz., sguardie in carta verde decorata. Molto interessanti le specie rappresentate, finemente illustrate e colorate, ciascuna nel piccolo riquadro con una propria didascalia con l'originario nome latino e quello tedesco. Esemplari freschi e in belle condizioni. .

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        (1) Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence. In: Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences 122, no. 8 (24. February), pp. 420-21. (2) Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents. In: ibid., no. 9 (2 March) pp. 501-2. (3) Sur quelques propriétés nouvelles des radiations invisibles émises par divers corps phosphorescents. In: ibid., no. 10 (9 March) pp. 559-64. (4) Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les sels d'uranium. In: ibid., no. 12 (23 March) pp. 689-94. (5) Sur les propriétés différents des radiations invisibles émises par les sels d'uranium, et du rayonnement de la paroi anticathodique d'un tube de Crookes. In: ibid., no. 13 (30 March) pp. 762-67. (6) Émission de radiations nouvelles par l'uranium métallique. In: ibid., no. 20 (18 May) pp. 1086-88.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1896. First edition.

      A very fine copy, in original wrappers, of Comptes Rendus volume in which Becquerel first announced his discoveries on radioactivity. Grolier/Medicine 84a; Norman 157.<br/><br/> "On 24 February 1896, Becquerel announced to the French Academy of Sciences that fluorescent crystals of potassium uranyl sulfate had exposed a photographic plate wrapped in black paper after both had lain for several hours in direct sunlight, and on 3 March, he reported similar exposures after both crystals and plate had been kept together in total darkness. In the following two months, Becquerel determined that only crystals containing uranium emitted the penetrating rays, that nonluminescent compounds of uranium also produced radiation, and that the rays were capable of ionizing gases. On 18 May, he reported that a disc of pure uranium produced penetrating radiation three to four times stronger than that produced by the potassium uranyl sulfate crystals. In 1903 Becquerel shared the Nobel Prize for physics with the Curies, as his investigations had opened the way for the Curies' discovery of radium and polonium." (Norman).. Large 4to (286 x 230), the complete volume 122 of Comptes Rendus in its original wrappers, uncut and unopened, 1633 pp. A fine copy

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        Zur Aetiologie der Hysterie. (Separatabdruck)

      Separatabdruck aus: Wiener klinische Rundschau, 1896, 10 (22): 379-381, (23): 395-397, (24): 413-415, (25): 432-433, (26): 450-452 (Separatabdruck Seite 1-27).Der Vortrag fand am 25. April statt, Freud berichtet Fliess im Brief vom 26. des Monats bereits über die eisige Aufnahme" und die Reaktion von Krafft-Ebing. Der Text vom 31. Mai, Heft 22 der Wiener Klinischen Rundschau, nennt allerdings irrigerweise den 2. Mai als Tag des Vortrags. Die Herausgeber des Briefwechsels von Freud und Fliess haben in der Fußnote zu diesem Brief besonders herausgearbeitet, wie ungewöhnlich ablehnend, ja verschweigend die Reaktion auf diesen Vortrag war. Anna Freud erklärte, ihr Vater habe danach keine Veranstaltungen des Vereins für Psychiatrie und Neurologie mehr besucht.

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        Die Suggestion und ihre Heilwirkung. (Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe von Dr. Sigm. Freud. Zweite, umgearbeitete Auflage besorgt von Max Kahane).

      Gr.8°. XI, 218 Seiten. Geprägter Originalleineneinband mit Vorderdeckel- und Rückenbeschriftung Einband leicht braunfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar der zweiten Auflage mit dem Erstdruck des Vorwortes von Sigm. Freud zu dieser Auflage. Vgl. Meyer-Palmedo/Fichtner 1896d. Nur sehr geringe Gebrauchsspuren, schönes Exemplar im Originalzustand.

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        The Golf-Book of East Lothian

      Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, 1896.. First Edition. Half-leather cover. Cover and spine very worn. Inner hinges weak. Contents G. Teg. Foreword missing (pp vii-viii). xix, 516pp; xxxiv :: Numerous b/w illustrations :: 300mm x 220mm (12" x 9") :: N.B.: Heavy book-shipping supplement applies-please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination

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        Gesammelte Worke

      First Edition. 22 Volumes. In half green calf and marbled boards, and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., spine with six raised bands, two title fields in blue and red leather, the remaining four beautifully decorated with ornaments and rules in gilt. The spines have faded uniformly to brown without detraction. Hardcover. Octavo. Fine Condition. A beautiful set. Image available on request.

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        The Alhambra

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

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        Old Cornish Crosses... with an article on their ornament by J. Romilly Allen.

      xxviii, 439 pp. Folio. (31.5 x 27 cm). Quarterbound brown morocco over blue cloth boards, gilt titles and devices to spine and front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges deckled. First edition, large paper limited edition. Illus. with b/w plates, diagrs, and 1 folding map (frontis). Number 37 of 54 copies of the large paper edition signed by Langdon. Scarce in this edition. OCLC and RLIN list only the Harvard copy as this edition. Boards and spine rubbed, gilt bright, front free endpaper offset, small tears to the front joint but binding still firm, rear endpapers a bit darkened, leaves clean and crisp, a very good or better copy.

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        The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870

      New York: Longmans, Green & Company. 1896. First. First edition. 335pp. A bookplate on the front pastedown, tiny tears at the spine ends, and the front hinge slightly cracked, still a tight and attractive, near fine copy of an exceptionally scarce title. Publisher's slip tipped in (about the price of the book). Du Bois's first book, a commercially published version of his doctoral dissertation (Harvard at the time did not have an incorporated university press) which the scholar had taken great pains to transform from dry historical facts into readable prose. Du Bois went considerably further than any previous researcher to examine real data and document the exact rate of importation of enslaved Africans from 1619 onwards. Most importantly, Du Bois built a strong case for American complicity (both Southern and Northern) in the traffic of slaves well after the 1808 Constitutional ban on the maritime slave traffic. The book remains a model of historic research and writing, and demonstrated that even as a student Du Bois had a unique ability to focus public attention on critical issues by combining history, sociology, and accessible morality. A rare keystone of African-American scholarship and literature. .

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        The Exploration of the Caucasus. With illustrations by Vittorio Sella. In two volumes

      Edward Arnold London and New York: Edward Arnold, 1896. Hardcover. Limited Edition. One of only one hundred copies on "large paper", this is number 88 and is accompanied by a printed slip from the publisher stating "With Mr. Edward Arnold's Compliments/ 37 Bedford Street,/ Strand,/ London, W.C." -- though in this instance "Mr Edward Arnold" is crossed out in ink and replaced with "the author's". Quarter gilt vellum and tan cloth over beveled boards; top edges gilt (the others untrimmed); some yellowing to the spines (more so to volume one); the hinges are sound, and the contents largely clean, with the gravures notably bright. Large quartos. xxiii, 278; x, 290pp. Index. With seventy-six full page illustrations (nearly all of them gravure prints of photographs, mostly by Sella) as well as a map of the Caucasus (in volume one), the Klukhor group, a geological map of the central Caucasus, and a map of the peaks, passes, and glaciers of the central Caucasus (in volume two); three large folding panoramas ('The Chain of the Caucasus and Suanetia (Ingur Valley) from the Laila Range 13,400 feet' [volume one]; 'The Central Group from Fytnargyn Ridge' & 'The Central Caucasus from a height of 16,500 feet on the Eastern Peak of Elbruz' [both in volume two]) and many dozens of illustrations (well over one hundred) throughout, within the text. Without a doubt, one of the truly great books of mountaineering in the nineteenth century, this edition in particular a testament to the greatness of both Freshfield and Sella's contributions. The photogravures are particularly striking, this process lending itself perfectly to the subject matter at hand. Issued in only one hundred sets, this large paper edition has become quite uncommon. Image or additional images available upon request

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

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

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        Carriages Without Horses Shall Go" , Being a Reprint of a Paper on Horseless Road Locomotion Read before Section G of The British Association, Liverpool, September 23, 1896

      Whittaker & Co. London: Whittaker & Co., 1896. First edition. Ex-library. Hardcover. Yes. xvi,131,(1)pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and 40 illustrations on 30 plates of horseless carriages. Recent quarter leather, gilt spine titles, cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Ex-library copy with stamp and number on the title page; general soil throughout, esp. the title, and a few closed marginal tears (no loss). Scarce. The first books on the automobile appeared in English in 1896; this is one of them.

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        Bracebridge Hall, or, The Humorists: Two Volumes

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

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

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

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

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

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

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      1896. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 1 page preliminary undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First Edition of Conrad's second book, preceded only by (and containing many of the same characters as) ALMAYER'S FOLLY. After Edward Garnett (then a reader at Unwin's) had "discovered" Conrad and had published his first book, he worked very closely with Conrad on this one -- so much so that some biographers have suggested that Garnett's name should have appeared on the title page as co-author. OUTCAST is considered the middle volume of Conrad's only trilogy; the third volume, which he began right after OUTCAST but could not complete for almost a quarter of a century, was ultimately published in 1920 as THE RESCUE.~This is quite a bright copy, in near-fine condition. There is a tiny bit of wear at one upper corner of the spine, but otherwise this volume is essentially free of wear and soil (just a hairline crack in the front endpaper). The number of copies issued is not known, but this book in collectible condition has certainly become quite scarce. Cagle A2a.1.

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

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

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        (1) Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence. In: Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences 122, no. 8 (24. February), pp. 420-21. (2) Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents. In: ibid., no. 9 (2 March) pp. 501-2. (3) Sur quelques propriétés nouvelles des radiations invisibles émises par divers corps phosphorescents. In: ibid., no. 10 (9 March) pp. 559-64. (4) Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les sels d'uranium. In: ibid., no. 12 (23 March) pp. 689-94. (5) Sur les propriétés différents des radiations invisibles émises par les sels d'uranium, et du rayonnement de la paroi anticathodique d'un tube de Crookes. In: ibid., no. 13 (30 March) pp. 762-67. (6) Émission de radiations nouvelles par l'uranium métallique. In: ibid., no. 20 (18 May) pp. 1086-88.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1896. First edition.

      An exceptional set of the six weekly issues of the Comptes Rendus in which Becquerel first announced his discovery of radioactivity (not to be confused with the later issued and common annual volumes as in the Norman and Plotnick collections). Grolier/Medicine 84a; Norman 157.<br/><br/> "On 24 February 1896, Becquerel announced to the French Academy of Sciences that fluorescent crystals of potassium uranyl sulfate had exposed a photographic plate wrapped in black paper after both had lain for several hours in direct sunlight, and on 3 March, he reported similar exposures after both crystals and plate had been kept together in total darkness. In the following two months, Becquerel determined that only crystals containing uranium emitted the penetrating rays, that nonluminescent compounds of uranium also produced radiation, and that the rays were capable of ionizing gases. On 18 May, he reported that a disc of pure uranium produced penetrating radiation three to four times stronger than that produced by the potassium uranyl sulfate crystals. In 1903 Becquerel shared the Nobel Prize for physics with the Curies, as his investigations had opened the way for the Curies' discovery of radium and polonium." (Norman).. Large 4to (286 x 230), six weekly issues of the Comptes Rendus in their original pink printed wrappers (extremeties with chipping and spine strips worn), original stitching, uncut and mostly unopened. Very rare in such fine condition, and not to be compared with the later issued annual volumes which are quite common

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

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

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

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      1896. 2. UPTON,FLORENCE. THE GOLLIWOGG'S BICYCLE CLUB. London: Longmans Green 1896. Oblong 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, corner bumped, edges rubbed and usual cover rubbing, tight and VG. 1st edition of the second Golliwogg title. Wonderfully illustrated in color.

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

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

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