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        A Shropshire Lad

      London: Kegan Paul,, 1896. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, rules to boards with floral corner-pieces, twin rule to turn-ins with floral corner-pieces, cream endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression. One of fewer than 350 copies in this state: the first edition consisted of 500 copies, of which 150 were exported to the United States. Most of the poems were written in the first five months of 1895, a period coinciding with the arrest, trials and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde. Originally titled Poems by Terence Hearsay, the volume was refused by Macmillan, but published by Kegan Paul in March 1896 at Housman's expense.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eine neue Art von Strahlen. 2 offprints

      Wurzburg, 1895-1896. No Dust Jacket. Discovery of X-Rays Rontgen, Wilhelm Konrad (1845-1923) (Roentgen) 1. Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen. (Vorlaufige Mittheilung.) Offprint from Sitzb. Wurzb. Phys.-med. Gesells. (1895), no. 9, 132-41. 8vo. 10pp. Wurzburg: Stahl, 1895. 229 x 151 mm. Original wrappers, a little stained and chipped, expertly restored. Slight foxing. 2. Eine neue Art von Strahlen. II. Mittheilung. Offprint from Sitzb. Wurzb. Phys.-med. Gesells. (1896) nos. 1-2, 11-19. 8vo. 9, [3]pp. (adverts.). 218 x 152 mm. Original wrappers, somewhat chipped, expertly repaired. Text a little browned & chipped. Ibid., 1896. Together 2 offprints, in a cloth case. Very good copies. 1895-96. 1. First Separate Edition of Rontgen's original communication of the discovery of the X-ray. Garrison-Morton 2683. Dibner, Heralds of Science 162. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science 90. Printing and the Mind of Man 380. The most important contribution to medical diagnosis in a century, and a key to modern physics, Rontgen's paper was in immediate demand; there were five separate printings, in six issues, in the space of two months. 2. First and Only Separate Edition of Rontgen's follow-up communication, published in March of 1896, in which he introduced a scale for measuring X-ray intensity and an improved tube. These original papers are extremely difficult to obtain today. [Le Fanu], Notable medical books 239. Gernsheim 517-18. Klickstein, Roentgen, pp. 24-30 & entries III.2, .10. Cushing R 193-94. Osler 1700. Waller 8078 & 8083.

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        Lettres Intimes - 1842-1845 - Précédées de ma seur Henriette. + Nouvelles Lettres Intimes - 1846-1850 - .

      Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1896 + 1923. Both copies are uncut, numbered and on extra fine paper. They are bound w. all the orig. wrappers in two private very beautiful uniform half leather bindings of darker orange (like the wrappers) morocco w. single gilt line-frames and gilt titles on back. Flat capitals and top-edges gilt (Anker Kysters Eftf. 1977, -handsigned underneth the bookbinder-stamp by the particular bookbinder - "Mogens Dickow Lund"). Small tear to corner of back wrapper of"Lettres Intimes", otherwise a mint set.. First edition, numbered copies, of both works. The "Lettres Intimes" is number 5 of fifteen copies printed on Japan-paper: "Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage quinze exemplaires sur papier Impérial du Japon. Tous numérotés. No. 5." "Nouvelles Lettres Intimes" is number four of 50 copies on Holland-paper: "Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage cinquante exemplaires sur papier de Hollande numérotés. No. 4."Ernest Renan (1823-1892) was a French philologist, philosopher and historian. His father died when he was aged five, and his mother wanted him to become a priest. Until he was about 16 years old, he was trained by the Church, but due to his investigative and truth-seeking nature as well as his studies (e.g. Hebrew), he was in doubt as to the historical truth of the Scriptures, and with the help of his sister he chose his own path in life. "He studied intensively the languages of the Bible and filled a number of minor academic positions, frequently encountering difficulties because of the heterodoxy and outspokenness of his religious opinions." (Printing and the Mind of Man 352). In 1840 he began studying philosophy and later philology, in 1847 he took his degree as Agrégé de Philosophie and became master at the Lycée of Vendome. After having returned from a mission to Italy in the year 1850 where he gathered material for his historical-philosophical masterpiece, "Averroës et l'Averroisme", he was offered employment at the "Bibliothèque Nationale" (at the manuscript department). In 1861 he was chosen to become professor of Hebrew at the Collège de France, but because the emperor refused to ratify the appointment (inspired by the Clerical party), he was not established in the chair untill 1870. In 1878 he was elected for the Academy. Renan is considered a scolar of the greatest excellence and an impressive writer. Renan's closest confidante was his sister, Henriette, who helped him quit the clerical carrier. They helped eachother financially, travelled together (e.g. on archaeological expeditions) and lived together for many years of their lives. His widely famous work, "Vie de Jésus" is dedicated to her, and their correspondence is very interesting and catching

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        The Book of Ruth. Pictured and Designed by W. B. Macdougall with an Introduction by Ernest Rhys.

      London, J. M. Dent and Co., 1896 Uncut in publisher's original pictoral cloth with gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine and front board. With numerous beautiful full page woodcut illustrations. A fine and clean copy.. First printing of Macdougal's first and extraordinarily beautiful work - a work which by most is considered his best. His decorated borders clearly showing an influence by Aubrey Beardsley (La Morte d'Arthur) and William Morris and his Kelmscott Press.William Brown Macdougall (1868 - 1936) received his art education at the Glasgow Academy and at the Académie Julian in Paris, also working in the studios of Bouguereau,Jean-Paul Laurens and Tony Robert-Fleury, and becoming a member of the Salon des Artistes Français

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      1896. SONGSTERS FOR FREEDOM--INSCRIBED HUTCHINSON, John Wallace. STORY OF THE HUTCHINSONS (Tribe of Jesse). Compiled and edited by Charles E. Mann. With an introduction by Frederick Douglass. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1896. 2 vols. First edition Inscribed presentation copy from John Hutchinson with a four line verse. The Hutchinsons, a popular singing family, toured tirelessly in support of the abolitionists, the temperance movement and women's suffrage. 8vo., blue cloth, spine in gilt, t.e.g. Illustrated throughout. . The set is edgeworn with a little loss to the spine ends, the front hinge of volume 1 is cracked and both rear hinges starting, still a solid set. (Not in Dumond; not in Work). Quite scarce.

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

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

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        La sicile. impressions du present et du passe'. paris, hachette, 1896.

      Cm. 35, pp. vi, 459 (1). Con moltissime incisioni xilografiche nel testo (anche a piena pagina) da disegni dello stesso autore. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con ampie punte, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Taglio di testa dorato. Conservate le belle brossure originali decorate in stile Liberty. Bell'esemplare, assolutamente privo delle usuali fioriture. Dalla frequentazione e dalla stretta amicizia dell'autore con Giuseppe Pitré nasce la presente opera di storia siciliana a quest'ultimo appunto dedicata. Non si tratta quindi della comune raccolta d'impressioni pittorico-turistiche del viaggiatore straniero in Italia, ma di uno studio approfondito sugli usi, i costumi, la storia e le tradizioni dell'isola. Importante ed ormai raro soprattutto in questo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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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        Galileo a madame cristina di lorena (1615). padova, tip. salmin, 1896.

      Mm. 19 x 13, pp. 206. Ritratto di Galileo inciso all'antiporta. Bross. orig. con titoli a stampa. Qualche segno d'uso esterno ed una fenditura al dorso, peraltro ben conservato. Questo celebre libro di formato minuscolo si dichiara essere il più piccolo mai stampato con caratteri mobili. Il carattere utilizzato è noto con il nome di ""occhio di mosca"" e fu utilizzato dallo stesso editore per l'altrettanto celebre stampa di Dante del 1878. In fine appare la dicitura: stampato coi caratteri del Dantino onde superare qualsiasi altra minuscola edizione, Maggio 1897. Cfr. Welsh, A bibliography of miniature books, 2935; Fumagalli (Lexicon a pag. 276): ""...Les frères Salmin publièrent en 1897 une Lettera a Galileo... qui est, peut-etre, le plus petit livre du monde, veritable."".

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