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

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

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        Estudios sobre la Flora de las Islas de Juan Fernandez

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

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

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

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        The Well at the World's End

      Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1896 - Blue paper covered boards with holland/linen spine; 1st; all four beautiful woodcuts by Edward Burne-Jones present; pp [xii including first plate], 496; publisher's colophon at end. Printed in red and black on heavy paper left untrimmed, decorated throughout with a grape vine motif, set in Morris' own font and limited to 350 copies. The holland/linen spine was detached but has been pasted directly to the spine of the text block; board attachment is weak; minor shelf wear; '11098' in light ink p[8]. What appears to be a large book plate after Aubrey Beardsley pasted onto front paste down. Please be advised this is a delicate binding as thoroughly described by Colin Franklin of the Morris Society. Please note shipping will be above that quoted by abe. This item will only be posted by courier with insurance or to be collected in person. Please contact for further details and pictures or to make an appointment for viewing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Internement des aliénés (Thérapeutique et législation)

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

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        Les mines d'or du Transvaal

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

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

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

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

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

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        Views in Chitral.: Taken during the Advance of the 3rd Brigade of the Chitral Relief Force under the Command of Brigadier-General W.F. Gatacre, D.S.O.

      London 1896 - A fine photographic record of the country and of the campaign. A very good copy in original cloth. From the Library of S.M. Edwardes, contemporary writer on India, and with a National Army Museum stamp. Free end-paper torn. First edition Oblong 4to, pp.(iv), 18, 127 plates, 3 folding.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        [MAP] Missions catholiques de la Mélanésie, Micronésie et Polynésie (Océanie)

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

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

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

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

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

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        Blumenmarkt in holländischer Stadt. Ölgemälde.

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

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        Physiographie

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

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

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

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        Nouvelles recherches astronomiques

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

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        Notes et observations de médecine légale. Attentas aux m

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

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

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

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        JUDE THE OBSCURE

      Osgood McIlvaine & Co 1896 - First edition, first state with partially blank pages numbered on signatures A-H. Original green cloth with gilt vignettes and titles. Top edge gilt. A very good copy indeed. A very clean, bright copy of the author's last novel. Etched frontis and map of Wessex at the rear. Purdy p. 87; Sadleir 1108 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Martin Hewitt

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

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

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

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

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

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        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]

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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).

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

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

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        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.

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        Colonial Furniture and Interiors

      George H. Polley & Co, Boston 1896 - 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. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman citizen. Eleventh edition.

      Hodder and Stoughton, [after 1896]., London, New York, Toronto: - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        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.

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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.

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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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        Coloured Figures of the Eggs of British Birds.

      1896 1896 - Thick Roy8vo (7 x 10in.) original red cloth, gilt, head of top joint just split. Portrait, 60 chromolithographic plates on stiff cards, each of a selection of birds eggs of all sizes, coloured in great detail. Insignifignant ownership stamp to title-page, a little marginal foxing to extremities, far less than usually found. Internally a very good copy. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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        Gran Diccionario Tauromaco

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

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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.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman citizen. Eleventh edition.

      London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, [after 1896]. 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

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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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