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        WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. From the Ellesmere manuscript of The Canterbury Tales and Professor W. Walter Skeat's editions of the other works [edited by F.S. Ellis, printed on the colophon leaf]

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. One of 425 copies of a total edition of 438. With FINE PROVENANCE, having been owned by George Abrams, "Master of Typefaces", an artist and type designer whose distinctive logotypes spelled out household names like B. Altman and Godiva Chocolates. With 87 wood-engravings designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, cut by W.H. Hooper after drawings by Robert Catterson-Smith, superb wood-engraved title page, fourteen very fine large borders, eighteen different woodcut frames around the illustrations, twenty-six nineteen line woodcut initial letters, and numerous initials, decorative woodcut printer?s device all designed by William Morris and cut by C.E. Keates, Hooper and W. Spelmeyer, with shoulder and side titles. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type, double column, headings to the longer poems in Troy type. Folio (424 x 289 mm), original Holand linen-backed blue paper boards, paper label on the spine, housed in a cloth case. iv, 556pp. A very handsome copy, the text is especially clean, crisp, fresh and bright, the binding with some professional and expert refurbishment. A VERY SPECIAL COPY, WITH PROVENANCE, OF THE FIRST EDITION AND A HANDSOME COPY OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRINTED BOOK IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The Kelmscott Chaucer is "the most famous book of the modern private press movement, and the culmination of William Morris's endeavor" (The Artist and the Book). "[F]rom first appearance, the Chaucer gained a name as the finest book since Gutenberg. It has held its place near the head of the polls ever since... The terms which critics used in the eighteen-nineties to welcome it simply show us what an impression Morris's printing made upon late Victorian bookmen" (Colin Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 43). Evidence of the esteem in which the book has been held lies in the fact that after the Second World War, during the rebuilding of Japan and its libraries, a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer was the first book presented to the Japanese people by the British Government on behalf of the English nation. The Kelmscott Press produced forty-eight books in its brief life. Morris had toyed with the idea of a Shakespeare in three folio volumes; a suggestion for a King James version of the Bible was in his pending file; and preliminary work had begun on editions of Froissart and Malory, both of which would have formed a triumvirate with the Chaucer. But on October 3, 1896, Morris died, and for all intents and purposes the Kelmscott Press died with him, the Froissart and Malory unfinished. The Chaucer, regretfully, remained the only "titan" among Kelmscott books. Morris dedicated his life to poetry and the decorative arts, but he did not exhibit an active interest in the design and production of books until he was fifty-five years old. He died eight years later, but in that brief fragment of time he established a standard and prestige that still make him one of the most powerful and pervasive influences in book design in the English-speaking, English-reading world. This is George Abrams' copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Mr. Abrams and his company, Alphabets Inc., worked with many of the largest advertising and printing agencies. Among his type designs are three known as Abrams Venetian, Abrams Augereau and Abrams Caslon. He created the cover logos for a number of popular magazines, notably the original one for Sports Illustrated in 1954. Others he designed included those for Newsweek (1968), The Saturday Evening Post (1965) and House Beautiful (1949). He was a bibliophile with a large collection of rare books and manuscripts, ranging from incunabula to the Russian avant-garde. He was active in the Grolier Club and the New York Typophiles, and was a fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library and an honorary fellow of the London Society of Typographic Design. His brother was Harry N. Abrams, founder of the art books publisher by that name. There is earlier provenance of Robert Heysham Sayre, who was vice president and chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was also vice president and general manager of Bethlehem Iron Company, precursor of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The town of Sayre, Pennsylvania is named in his honor.

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire Année complète 1896 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bureaux de la Revue, 1896. Fine. Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1896, 15x24,5cm. - Originale.binding editor to bradel half calico salmon, smooth back, as part of black morocco, gilt small iron and double gold in net queue.Onze numbers from January to November 1896. Covers conservées.Contributions literary Edit André Gide ("Menalcas"), Maurice Barres, Octave Uzanne, Francis Jammes, Pierre Louys, Henri Ghéon, etc.The February issue pays tribute to Paul Verlaine, who disappeared a month ago. A beautiful portrait of the poet on his death bed after a drawing of Noah Legrand.Publication founded in 1890 by Henri Mazel, the Hermitage is a monthly magazine owned by the first wave of small magazines Symbolists. In 1895, the magazine between declining and its new director, Edouard Ducoté, uses André Gide. The editorial team is reduced to twelve regular contributors, friends Gide. After many difficulties and attempts to overhaul the editorial team (Remy de Gourmont to make a pass and will also contribute financially in 1905), the Hermitage breathed his last in 1906. The Hermitage manages to detach other important magazines of the time as the Mercure de France or La Revue blanche because it boasts eclectic and apolitical; on its cover, you can also read that it is "the only journal that deals with politics or sociology [but] which deals only with literature and art." His illustrations are small art nouveau, and, true to his state of mind symbolist, employees are more interested in poetry than novel. Tiphaine Samoyault, French literary critic, says that the Hermitage expresses a transition straddles the fin de siècle aestheticism and poetry avant-garde of the 1910s. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline saumon, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue. Onze numéros de janvier à novembre 1896. Couvertures conservées. Contributions littéraires de André Gide ("Ménalque"), Maurice Barrès, Octave Uzanne, Francis Jammes, Pierre Louÿs, Henri Ghéon, etc. Le numéro de février rend hommage à Paul Verlaine, disparu un mois auparavant. Un beau portrait du poète sur son lit de mort d'après un dessin de Noé Legrand. Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910.

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        THE CHRONICLE OF DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF GUINEA. Written by Gomes Eannes de Azurara; now first done into English by Charles Raymond Bazley and Edgar Prestage. Two Volume Set.

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1896. Two volume set. Vol. I (1895): lxviii, 128 pages, followed by 16 pages of publisher's advertisment. Vol. II (1899): [viiii], cl, [129]-362 pages of text including an index. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Minimal to moderate rubbing to extremities with minor bumping to corners, moderate to heavy browning to spine, with a few tiny stains to boards; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. The set is illustrated with 7 maps (several fold-out) and 3 plates. Minor foxing scattered throughout text. First Series, Nos. 95 and 100. Vol. I contains chapters 1-40, with an introduction on the life and writings of the chronicler; written ca. 1450. Vol. II: Chapters 41-97 with an introduction on the early history of African exploration, cartography, etc.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        EMMA With an introduction by Austin Dobson

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1896. FIRST THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.3 inches). 40 full page line illustrations by Thomson. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled and decorated in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Publishers adverts at end. Original decorative deep red cloth front board, with gilt ruling and lettering and blind stamped decoration, is bound in at the rear. A lovely copy of this classic, illustrated by one of the greatest book artists of the day.

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1896. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. Small octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and floral centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, decoration to turn-ins gilt, floral patterned endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrations throughout by Charles Robinson. Some occasional light foxing otherwise in excellent condition. First Charles Robinson edition.

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        A child's garden of verses

      London New York : John Lane, The Bodley Head ; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First Edition. Provenance; Francis Graham Brown's copy with his name printed to the front paste-down. Damp stain extending to 3 sq. cms to the lower outer edge of the back board. Very good copy overall in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed and dust-toned only, as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Publisher's ads to the rear.Related item; Referenced by: Gumuchian 5441. Subjects; Children's poetry, Scottish. Children's poetry, English. Children's Poetry.. Genre; Children's books - England - 1896. Illustrated.

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        Memoirs of Count Grammont Edited with Notes by Sir Walter Scott

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1896. with 12 original and 20 extra plates, xxxvi, (2), 396 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full green morocco, a.e.g., by L. Broca for C.E. Lauriat (Booksellers, Boston). In slipcase. with 12 original and 20 extra plates, xxxvi, (2), 396 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Amorous Intrigues at the Court of Charles II. First published in English one year after the 1713 French first edition, the Memoirs of Count Grammont is a fascinating account of the court of Charles II during 1662-4; "it is written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must always rank as a classic" (DNB). Gibbon called it "the delight of every man and woman of taste." FINELY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED: Alongside portraits of Dukes and Earls are those of Cardinal Richelieu and Charles II. A gorgeous copy.

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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. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Three volumes complete. All 300 chromolithographed plates present. From the library of arborist, H B Nicholson (whose signature is found on all three front pastedowns). All three are bound in green with gilt titling. The boards are sound and secure. The three books have clear plastic protective covers (neat). Volume 1: The boards are mildly scuffed. The spine has a Dewey classification label. The book has aging and foxing throughout. There is repair to the hinges by a previous owner about the volume. From the front pastedown has an atmospheric ex-libris plate (A J Ballantine). This volume has a facsimile of the original Vol. I - Part I published by William Wesley & Son, London and J C Juta & Co, Cape Town and Johannesburg, 1893 [August 15th]. The plates are placid, pleasing and genteel. From tab. 22 to tab. 35 have storage marks. The pages are assured, firm, tidy and clear. Volume II: Published William Wesley & Son, London, 1911. Plates are separate. They are in colour and also black and white. All complete. The front pastedown has a similar ex-libris plate to Volume I. The early and later pages have age related marks and foxing. The contents are otherwise benign, patient, diligent and sure. The binding is occasionally weak. The spine also has a Dewey classification label. The titling is fresh. Volume III: Published William Wesley & Son, London, 1913 (posthumously). Edited by his daughter-in-law, Harriet Margaret Louisa. There are nine extra plates by his son, Frank Bolus. The boards are tidy with some light scuffing. The titling is bright. There is shelving wear to the spine. Within, the front pastedown has an identical ex-libris plate as the former volumes. The trims have storage marks. The plates (separate from the text) are mild, pretty, precise. The page borders have age related marks here and there. The plates are in colour and black and white. The early pages have flushes of foxing. In general the contents are agreeable, assured and appealing. Altogether the set - which is rare - is a contented one. fk

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        The Floure and the Leafe, & the Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or the Cuckow and the Nightingale

      (Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Morris, William. Octavo. (ii), 47pp. One of 310 copies. Edited by F. S. Ellis, the London publisher and scholar who was closely associated with William Morris, having published a number of Morris's own works, such as The Earthly Paradise and Völsung Saga. Both early fifteenth-century poems had originally been attributed to Chaucer. A beautiful book, with titles printed in red and two half-page floral initials, used first in the Kelmscott Chaucer. This is a very sharp, crisp copy in the original cloth-backed printed blue-gray boards. Bookplate of Pickford Waller on front pastedown. (Peterson A43).

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        The Floure and the Leafe & the Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or the Cuckow and the Nightingale

      London: Kelmscott Press, 1896. One quarter brown cloth over grey blue boards. Cloth spine expertly rebacked with parts of the original. Two first Letter engravings and engraved Kelmscott logo by Morris. Ownership name to a rear blank page. Small stain to rear panel. Some wear to the corners but a very nice copy nevertheless. . 1st. Cloth & Boards. VG. Octavo.

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

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

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        Sunshine & Storm in Rhodesia

      London: Rowland Ward, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Being a narrative of events in Matabeleland both before and during the recent native insurrection up to the date of the disbandonment of the Bulwayo Field Force. 1896 London Rowland Ward 290 pp, zebra end papers, ill, fold out map, pub ads in rear. One of the best condition, cleanest copies we have ever seen. In original printed cloth.259 pp, ill, fold out map.

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        Rand, McNally & Co.'s indexed atlas of the world...containing large scale maps of every country and civil division upon the face of the globe foreign to the United States, together with historical, descriptive, and statistical matter relative to each. [Volume I: foreign countries]

      Chicago: Engraved, printed, and published Rand, McNally & Company, 1896. One volume only (of 2), folio, pp. 223; chiefly color maps; original full black morocco, upper cover lettered in gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; edges rubbed, spine perished, interior fine. Originally issued with an accompanying atlas of the United States.

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        La société nouvelle. Tome I de la douzième année

      First Edition. Amazing and rare international journal of sociology, arts, sciences and humanities at the crossroads of symbolist and anarchist currents. Binding to Bradelle half black calico corner, smooth back with a gold finial. covers of fassicules retained. First Prev semester contributions of Gustave Kahn, Elie recluse, Kropotkin stone bakounine, Paul Adam, george Eekhoud Andre fontainas, Camille Lemonnier, Max Elskamp, quail, CH Hirsch ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La société nouvelle Paris -Bruxelles 1896 16,5x25cm relié

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        The Ugly Man.

      London: Downey and Co., 1896.. First Edition. Octavo, pp. [i]-viii, 325. Bound in publisher's red cloth with floral gilt decoration to front board, titles in gilt to spine and front board, blind publisher's imprint to rear board; edges uncut. Binding shows well, with some bumping to spine ends, touch to corners, some minor signs of cockling to front joint and rear edge, sunned to spine and edges of boards, slight lean. Internally clean and free from spotting, with very minor tanning to endpapers. Often known by his pseudonym, F. M. Allen, Downey's works were published anonymously by his own publishing house, Downey and Co. The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (eds. Clute, Langford, Nicholls and Sleight) describe the plot of this book as concerned with 'a giant ape whose brain is operated on, giving it human intelligence'.

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        Recherches sur les origines de l'Egypte. L'Age de la pierre et les metaux. (Segue): Ethnographie pre'historique et tombeau royal de Ne'gadah. Par J. De Morgan ...Wiedemann, G. Jequier et le D. Fouquet

      Ernest Leroux editeur, 1896. 2 volumi in 4, cm 20 x 28,5, pp. 282; (4) + X + 394 + (2) con 5 tavole fuori testo (al 2o volume) e centinaia di illustrazioni nel testo. Mezza tela coeva con angoli operata. Edizione originale di questo importante trattato sulla preistoria egizia. De Morgan fu ingegnere minerario ma si applico' in particolare all'archeologia, in Caucaso e in Persia. Divenne anche direttore delle antichita' egiziane. A lui si deve la scoperta della stele di Naram - Sim, il Codice di Hammurabi, la statua di Napirasu, la ceramica dipinta dell'Elam. FRA

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        Traité des machine-outils (2 tomes)

      Librairie Polytechnique, Baudry et Cie 1896 - Tome 1: Tours, alésoirs, raboteuses, mortaiseuses, étaux limeurs, raineuses et perceuses Tome 2: Fraiseuses, meules, taraudage, machines auxiliaires et petit outillage, Geïllustreerd / Illustrated / Illustré / Illustriert 4000 1095 29 x 36 cm Frans / French / Français / Französisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die aargauische Strohindustrie. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Kantons Luzern. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte derselben. Beilage: Die Einfuhr und Ausfuhr der schweizerischen Rosshaar- und Strohindustrie in den Jahren 1854 - 1894 von J. Buser.

      (Titelbl.: Aarau, Karl Bührer; Vorderdeckel: auch Aarau, Sauerländer) 1896 - 2° (37 x 28.5 cm), Lichtdrucktaf. als Frontispiz, VIII, 123 S., 189 Textabb., OLwd. m. farb. Deckelpräg., Lwd. min. angeschmutzt, kleiner Einriss im Aussengelenk. Stempel a. Schmutztitel ausradiert, minimal stockfleckig u. fingerfleckig - insgesamt gutes Exemplar. EA. Nr. 10 von 200 Exemplaren dieser ausführlichen und seltenen Wirtschaftsgeschichte. 1800 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - AargauHelvetica - LuzernWirtschaft [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. I. Serie. Die Wasserthiere [AND] II. Serie. Vögel. [Complete]. Together with two amazing original watercolours (of plates 21 and 25) drawn by the artist himself.

      Wien, Gerlach & Schenk, 1896. Two large folio portfolios (57.9 x 44.3 cm) with one page of text, one frontispiece and 29 stunning chromolithographed plates showing animals in a fabulous Art Nouveau style. Each original quarter linen portfolios has an impressive dragon on front, with the title artistically arranged around it [AND] Two original watercolours by Seder, being the originals examples for plates 21 and 25.l A very rare work with the finest and most stunning plates of Art Nouveau book design. The plates in this portfolio depict dragons, reptiles, shells and other sea life (first portfolio), as well as birds (second portfolio). Included are two original watercolours, drawn and coloured by the artist himself, of plates 21 and 25. These dazzling, extremely well-preserved originals depict eagles, and vultures, respectively, in colours bolder than in the printed edition. It is hard to underestimate the beauty and importance of this work by the famous Art Nouveau painter and art professor Anton Johann Nepomuk Seder (1850-1916). Each plate 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; genuine individual plates are still highly in demand. Consequently, complete portfolios in good condition, such as this one, are extremely rare. Authentic artwork, as present here, is truly unique. The quality of these chromolithographs is absolutely first class, the frequent use of gold and many different colours gives these plates a great depth which is not even possible with the most advanced printing techniques of today. Cover of one portfolio a bit soiled and some light browning to the margin of the frontispiece, but overall a fine copy with the plates in the best possible sharpness and colouring. An exceptionally well-preserved ensemble. Schneider-Henn, 200.

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        Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift. The first papers on the application of Röntgen or X rays in medicine.

      Leipzig und Berlin, 1896. Folio (31.5 x 23.6 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations including original, mounted photos. Later half cloth over marbled boards.l The discovery and first announcement of X-rays, or Röntgen rays, was made in the dying seconds of the year 1895. In the Sitzungsberichte der Physik.-Med. Gesellschaft zu Würzberg, number 9, it was stated that "Am 28. Dezember wurde als Beitrag eingereicht: W. C. Röntgen: Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen". This discovery brought Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) the first Nobel Prize in Physics (1901). The importance of this discovery was immediately understood and three weeks later the first of many papers on the use of X-rays in medicine was submitted to the leading medical weekly in Germany. M. Jastrowitz started with a paper titled "Die Roentgen'schen Experimente mit Kathodenstrahlen und ihre diagnostische Verwerthung". This may be the first report on medical use of X-rays. It was quickly followed by another 25 original publications dealing with its various uses, often for the first time, in medical diagnosis and treatments. This includes the use of X-rays to locate foreign bodies and tumours; various experiments with contrast mediums, such as air, and varying doses, and the first reports on the negative effect of (too) much radiation on the skin. This volume is a bound convolute of the contributions based on X-rays. All pages complete, and very clean, except for a few pencil marks. A very good copy.

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        THE STRANGE TRANSFIGURATION OF HANNAH STUBBS ..

      London: Hutchinson and Co., 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-339 [340], original decorated dark blue cloth, front cover stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Ricardo, an exiled Italian nobleman in London, discovers that a servant in his rooming house is a natural medium and he, in league with a German friend also interested in occult studies, persuades her to sit for them -- principally so that he may call up the soul of his dead wife, Leonora, whom he had murdered after suspecting her of adultery. Hannah channels the spirit of Leonora so often that the dead Marquesa finally takes possession of her soul, with tragic effects for all concerned. "Interesting oblique commentary on the exploitation of working class girls by wealthy male 'patrons' of spiritualism, a common situation in the period." - Robert Knowlton. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-60. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 351. Reginald 09687. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wolff 4507. Armorial bookplate on front paste-down. Mild spine lean, a bit of rubbing along bottom edge, hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is still holding tight, a very good copy with bright binding. A nice copy overall. A very scarce book. Wolff found only a "shabby" copy. (#151648)

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        Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. I. Serie. Die Wasserthiere [AND] II. Serie. Vögel. [Complete]. Together with two amazing original watercolours (of plates 21 and 25) drawn by the artist himself.

      - Wien, Gerlach & Schenk, 1896. Two large folio portfolios (57.9 x 44.3 cm) with one page of text, one frontispiece and 29 stunning chromolithographed plates showing animals in a fabulous Art Nouveau style. Each original quarter linen portfolios has an impressive dragon on front, with the title artistically arranged around it [AND] Two original watercolours by Seder, being the originals examples for plates 21 and 25.l A very rare work with the finest and most stunning plates of Art Nouveau book design. The plates in this portfolio depict dragons, reptiles, shells and other sea life (first portfolio), as well as birds (second portfolio). Included are two original watercolours, drawn and coloured by the artist himself, of plates 21 and 25. These dazzling, extremely well-preserved originals depict eagles, and vultures, respectively, in colours bolder than in the printed edition. It is hard to underestimate the beauty and importance of this work by the famous Art Nouveau painter and art professor Anton Johann Nepomuk Seder (1850-1916). Each plate 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; genuine individual plates are still highly in demand. Consequently, complete portfolios in good condition, such as this one, are extremely rare. Authentic artwork, as present here, is truly unique. The quality of these chromolithographs is absolutely first class, the frequent use of gold and many different colours gives these plates a great depth which is not even possible with the most advanced printing techniques of today. Cover of one portfolio a bit soiled and some light browning to the margin of the frontispiece, but overall a fine copy with the plates in the best possible sharpness and colouring. An exceptionally well-preserved ensemble. Schneider-Henn, 200.

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        Geschichte des K. u. K. 1. Böhmischen Dragoner-Regimentes Kaiser Franz. Illustr. v. Oscar Rex.

      Bellmann, Prag, 1896. [4], 326, [4] p., [4] c. di tav. a doppia pagina (una a inizio volume e tre interne), [2] c. di c. geogr. rip. a fine volume; 2°(42 cm), tela editoriale con titoli argento, tagli argentati. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Sehr selten, reich illustriert. Komplett - Very scarce, rich illustrated. Collated, complete.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Verein der deutschen Reichsangehörigen zu Moskau Unter dem hohen Schutze Seiner Majestät Kaiser Wilhelms II

      O. O., (1896).. Drucktitel u. 26 Lichtdrucktafeln nach Fotografien. Lose in Leinwand-Mappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. 31 x 23 cm. Tafeln etwas stockfleckig u. teils eselsohrig, Mappe leicht angeschmutzt. Titel mit handschriftl. Widmung von B. Keller an Otto von Bismarck, datiert 19. März 1897

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        Verein der deutschen Reichsangehörigen zu Moskau. Unter dem hohen Schutze Seiner Majestät Kaiser Wilhelms II.

      O. O., (1896). - Drucktitel u. 26 Lichtdrucktafeln nach Fotografien. Lose in Leinwand-Mappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. 31 x 23 cm. Tafeln etwas stockfleckig u. teils eselsohrig, Mappe leicht angeschmutzt. Titel mit handschriftl. Widmung von B. Keller an Otto von Bismarck, datiert 19. März 1897 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apontamentos para a historia da revolta em Goa dos Soldados, Ranes e Satarienses em o anno de 1895

      Bombay: Nicols Printing Works, 1896. Contemporary calf, original wrappers bound in. . Presentation copy. Front wrapper repaired.. An interesting account of the simmering tensions and intrigues in Portuguese India in the late 19th century. As a native-born Goan and a lawyer and influential journalist, the author was suspected of having sided with the rebels, and to defend himself he gives here a detailed record of the 1895 rebellion, which began when Goan Hindu sepoys rebelled against being sent to Africa. Scholberg, Bibliography of Goa & the Portuguese in India, CD12. Not in Innocêncio or Da Silva, The Portuguese in Asia.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1896 - 1896 Wisden Rebound with Covers

      Hi, This is a rebound 1896 Wisden , it is rebound with covers. It could be one of the most expensive mistakes a collector has made as not only has it the original covers, it also has the yellow pastedowns of an original hardback and I have check them vs mine and they are the same pages. I am guessing the owner has all their books rebound the same as we have a similar 1894/5. This Wisden is in Very Good condition. The boards are very eligant in a dark reddy colour with corners ans spine cloth in a very nice material, not sure if it is leather but very pleasing on the eye. Very nice covers and clean pages and a great photo of WG. Hardly any spotting, a very nice and interesting Wisden.

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        The Ugly Man.

      London: Downey and Co. 1896 - First Edition. Octavo, pp. [i]-viii, 325. Bound in publisher's red cloth with floral gilt decoration to front board, titles in gilt to spine and front board, blind publisher's imprint to rear board; edges uncut. Binding shows well, with some bumping to spine ends, touch to corners, some minor signs of cockling to front joint and rear edge, sunned to spine and edges of boards, slight lean. Internally clean and free from spotting, with very minor tanning to endpapers. Often known by his pseudonym, F. M. Allen, Downey's works were published anonymously by his own publishing house, Downey and Co. The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (eds. Clute, Langford, Nicholls and Sleight) describe the plot of this book as concerned with 'a giant ape whose brain is operated on, giving it human intelligence'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets, &c. in the British Museum. Volumes I to XLI (except XVI), 40 volumes.

      British Museum, London 1896 - Unique set of 40 volumes in the 1st edition. British Museum, London, 1896-1931. Folio. Cloth with boards. Some of the volumes are ex-library, some have an ex-libris. A few volumes have a weak or fragile binding (spine of volumes XXXVI and XXXVII is broken). Back of volume XV heavily water-damaged not affecting the inside. All volumes: plates inside in excellent condition. The set is very heavy and will require a specific shipping charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        A Shropshire Lad

      The First UK printing published by Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co. Ltd, London : 1896. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Small 8vo, original white parchment backed boards with printed label on spine. Roughcut edges. Bookplate of Charles C. Auchincloss to the front pastedown. Covers and corners rubbed in places, otherwise a very good++ copy. The spine label is the correct first state (state 'A' as described by David Randall et al). The label is only minimally rubbed and the red lettering remains bright. A slight vertical line of thinning to the front end paper possibly from the inset of the bookplate on the pastedown (matching size). Internally clean with just some mild toning to the page edges. Housed within a chemise within a beautiful custom brown morocco box with gilt titling and inlay to the spine. Small bookplate of Theodore Brinckman to the inside of the front cover of the chemise. 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 having been printed at the poet's expense after the manuscript was rejected by Macmillan. Very scarce with such attributes. The first we have handled. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
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        André Masson et son Univers..

      8, 241 S., unzähl. s/w-Abb. , , OBroschur m. Transp.-OU, Kleine Fehlstellen a. OU., Klebestreifenspuren a. Vors., ansonsten tadell. Mit Widmung von André Masson a. Vorsatz. André Masson (1896 - 1987) franz. Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. Schloss sich 1924 den Surrealisten an, enger Freund von George Battaille. 1938 stellte er zusammen mit in- und ausländischen Künstlerkollegen in der Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie Beaux-Arts, in Paris aus. Zu Beginn des zweiten Weltkrieges lebte Masson in Spanien, emigrierte dann beim Vormarsch der Deutschen 1942 in die USA (zeitweise lebte er auch auf Martinique und kehrte 1945 nach Frankreich zurück. André Masson war Teilnehmer der ersten drei documenta- Ausstellungen In Kassel.

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        Les Plaisirs et les Jours. Illustrations de Madeleine Lemaire. Préface d'Anatole France et quatre pièces pour piano de Reynaldo Hahn

      Calmann Lévy, éditeur 1896 - X + 273 pages. Premier ouvrage de Marcel Proust (1871-1922), recueil de poèmes en proses. Illustré par Madeleine Lemaire (France, 1845-1928). Quatre pièces pour piano de Reynaldo Hahn (Vénézuela, 1874-1947, compositeur). Exemplaire courant non numéroté, après 2 tirages de tête (30 + 20) numérotés. Couverture souple, ornée, encore entourée d'un papier translucide de protection. Pages partiellement non coupées. Etat : Bon, état d'ancienneté. Couverture : assez bon, légers frottements, lettrage accidenté sur le dos. Intérieur : bon, très rares taches d'oxydation. 29.5 x 20.5 x 2.2 cm 1310g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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        Der Streik der Hamburger Hafenarbeiter 1896/97. Amtliche Darstellung nach den Akten der Abtheilung II ( politische und Criminal-Polizei ) der Polizei-Behörde Hamburg.

      ( Verfasser laut Besitzstempel und handschriftlicher Signatur durch Gustav Roscher ermittelt ) Mit 133 Seiten, goldgeprägter Olhldr mit marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 4 ( 26,5 x 18 cm ). Innen auf Vorsatz mit altem Exlibris Roschers sowie dessen Besitzstempel auf dem Titelblatt *Rath Dr. Roscher, Chef der politischen und Criminal-Polizei *, hierüber ein handschriftlicher Zusatz in Bleistift *Verfasser *. Einband berieben, etwas fleckig, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, zahlreiche Seiten mit Anstrichen und wenigen Marginalien in Bleistift ( wohl durch Dr. Roscher ). ( beiliegend: Richard Ehrenberg, Der Ausstand der Hamburger Hafenarbeiter 1896/97 als Abdruck aus den Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Seiten 641 658, kartoniert, 8 ( 23,5 x 15,5 cm ). Widmungsexemplar Ehrenbergs an Roscher mit Widmungsvermerk auf dem Titelblatt. Diese Beilage stärker fleckig und stockfleckig, angeknickt und mit Randläsionen. Innen mit alten Anstrichen ( wohl durch Dr. Roscher ). - außerordentlich selten, wohl nie im Handel erschienen - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 650 Gramm )) Dr. Gustav Roscher ( * 25. Juni 1852 in Elze 24. Dezember 1915 in Hamburg ) war ein deutscher Jurist und von 1900 bis 1912 Polizeichef und ab 1912 dann Polizeipräsident in Hamburg. ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics on request )

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        THE JUGGLER AND THE SOUL ..

      London: Skeffington & Son, 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-219 [220] [note: first leaf is a blank], title page printed in red and black, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and white, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. A novel mixing the macabre and fantastic in an exploration of the relations between body and soul, life and death; it belongs certainly to the "mad scientist" sub-genre. A scientist has mastered the ability of bringing the dead back to life with blood transfusions. In his laboratory he is assisted by "a gigantic deaf and dumb Negro" and by two trainees, Arthur and Jasper (respectively sympathetic and sinister) who vie for the favor of the fifth player in the story, a lovely young woman, Ninga, daughter of an old friend of the scientist who can no longer take care of her and has sent her to live with the scientist. Ninga chooses Arthur, which arouses the maddened jealousy of Jasper, who murders Arthur, trying to make the opening of his artery look like suicide. But the Negro happens onto the scene and, after chloroforming Jasper, transfuses his blood into the body of the dead Arthur, killing Jasper in the process -- but also transferring his nasty personality into the body of Arthur. In Mathers' THE SIN OF HAGAR, published the same year, the author showed an interest in a similar situation: a wicked old man making occult experiments on an innocent young woman. Bleiler (1978), p. 135. Reginald 09800. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 153. A bright, very good copy of an uncommon book. (#147938)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        (Bremen 1872 - 1942 Karaganda/Kasachstan). Liebe. Radierung und Aquatinta von 1896. Signiert u. in der Platte monogrammiert. 35 x 37,5 cm; Blattgr. 44 x 45,5 cm.

       1896 Rief 13 II b.- Eines von 30 signierten Exemplaren in Braun auf Japanpapier.- Mit der Druckersignatur von Otto Felsing in der Facette.- Außenränder etwas beschnitten, wenige kleine Braunfleckchen im weißen Außenrand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        REVENGE! ..

      New York and London: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, [1896].. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1] 2-308 [309-310: ads] [311-312: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], twelve inserted plates with illustrations by Lancelot Speed, Stanley Wood, and G. G. Manton, original pictorial olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, black, and silver. First U.S. edition. Collects twenty stories including supernatural, macabre, and criminous tales. "His contributions to macabre fiction were few but memorable. At the top of the list is his collection of nasty stories, REVENGE! (1896), for their time a surprisingly grim bunch." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 22. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 27. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 102. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 56. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 10. Hubin (1994), p. 51. Not in Bleiler (1948;1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Top edge of text block a bit dusty, endpapers just a bit tanned, a very good copy with clean and bright binding. A very nice copy of an uncommon book. (#150842)

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        Fire and Sword in the Sudan. A Personal Narrative of Fighting and Serving the Dervishes 1879-1895. Translated by Major F.R. Wingate. Illustrated by R. Talbot Kelly. [Introductory Note by Father Don Joseph Ohrwalder]. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION

      Edward Arnold,, 1896. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with portrait frontispiece in gravure (original tissue guard present), numerous plates and 2 folding coloured maps, frontispiece and title lightly spotted; original green pictorial cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down, a remarkably bright, clean copy. An outstanding copy, sympathetically strengthened and with little or no trace of the usual textual browning. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IS VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        THE ROBE OF LUCIFER

      London: A. D. Innes & Co., 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-344 + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "February, 1896" inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. A story cycle about the fate of people selected by Death, the agent of a very wealthy man who has taken the role of Satan to ease the passage of time in a world in which he has nothing in particular he wants to do. The stories are Death's reports to his employer about people who have been selected to be tempted and corrupted. Hubin (1994), p. 857. Bookplate of Muriel Joicey affixed to front paste-down. Inner front hinge cracked, rear free endpaper missing, small tape mend at upper left margin of page 5, printed on pulp paper which is a bit tanned, a good copy. A scarce book. (#153420)

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        Kelmscott Press] THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER: CONTEYNING TWELVE AEGLOGUES, PROPORTIONABLE TO THE TWELVE MONETHES

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Limited Edition, one of 225 copies on paper. Hard Cover. Small Quarto. Arthur Gaskin. [8], 1-98, [8 blank] pp. Holland-backed boards titled in black on the front board; printed in red and black in Morris's Golden type; full-page woodcut after drawings by Gaskin fronting each of the twelve months along with 10-line floriated initial; leather bookplate of Estelle Doheny on the front pastedown; light offsetting from it to the front free endpaper; foxing to the spine and a bit to the top-edge of the textblock; very little foxing in the text. With 225 copies printed on paper, this is among the smaller limitations that the Press issued. Gordon Ray suggests that Gaskin's “twelve designs are perhaps the most successful of Kelmscott Press illustrations”; an assertion with which Colin Franklin agrees. A very nice copy of an uncommon Kelmscott title. Now housed in a custom clamshell box. Peterson A44; Ray 259; Franklin p.43.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1896 - 1896 Wisden Publisher's Hardback near fine

      On offer here is the extremely rare 1896 Original Publisher's Hardback - the first year of the hardbacks. The front board is in excellent, bright condition with no marks and bright gilt. The rear board has no issues at all - clean and bright. The gilt title to the spine remains bright. There is just the slightest amount of wear to the right and left hand margins of the spine but nothing serious. Internally everything is in excellent condition and the only issue to report really is that the front hinge appears to have been restored and is now strong. The front and rear yellow end papers are in excellent, bright condition. The photoplate of W. G. Grace is in excellent condition. The contents are all original, clean, unmarked and without foxing. The book comes with a purpose made brown presentation box which is in fine condition. A really nice example. If intending to buy from outside the UK mainland please contact us before buying to ascertain methods and prices of postage.

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        PIERROT! A STORY

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head; Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-viii [1] 2-163 [164: blank] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated 1895 inserted at rear, title page, endpapers and binding illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, original pictorial beige cloth, all panels stamped in red, all edges untrimmed. First edition. The first of the publisher's Pierrot's Library series, with four forthcoming titles announced, three of which were published in the series (Stacpoole's DEATH, THE KNIGHT, AND THE LADY was published by John Lane, but not in the series and with a different binding design). The present title, a short novel very much in the mode of dreamy fin-de-siécle aestheticism, involves a young boy trapped in a French castle during wartime, ghosts and a cross-dressing young woman. The publisher's collaboration with Beardsley for its Keynote Series had been very successful and they evidently had a new series in mind, but the illustrator, beset by tuberculosis, was nearing the end of his life (he died in 1898). Private bookplate on verso of front free endpaper (the bookplate looks like it might have been designed by Beardsley). Spine panel just a bit darkened, a few spots of foxing on endpapers, top edge a little dusty, still, all in all, a lovely fine copy of this rather fragile little book. (#147479)

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Oliver W. Holmes"), to Mr. [Thomas F.] Bayard [Sr.]

      [London] 1896 - 1 p. pen and ink on Mackellar's Hotel, 17 Dover Street, Piccadilly, London. W. stationery. 7 x 4-1/2 in. Holmes thanks Bayard for an invitation to visit the Royal Gardens. At the time of the letter's composition, Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. was Ambassador to the Court of St. James, while Holmes served on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Laid down to larger sheet, fine 1 p. pen and ink on Mackellar's Hotel, 17 Dover Street, Piccadilly, London. W. stationery. 7 x 4-1/2 in

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        Ports Chioggia, Malamocco and Lido and the Channels Leading to Venice

      London 1896 - Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 38.75" x 25.5" Shows the northeast coastal region of Italy, with Chioggia and Venice in beautiful detail. Includes soundings in fathoms and lighthouses are denoted with red and yellow hand coloring. Based on Italian surveys from 1886. Minor chipping along bottom edge.

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        ACROSS THE ZODIAC: A STORY OF ADVENTURE ... Second Edition

      London: Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, n.d. [1896].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-306 [note: first leaf is a blank save for signature mark "a" on recto] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "December, 1896" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration initialed "C.H.S.," title page printed in red and black, original pictorial slate blue cloth, front panel stamped in red, black, orange and silver, spine panel stamped in red, black, yellow, silver and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, top and bottom edges untrimmed, light green floral patterned endpapers. Second printing. Boys' interplanetary adventure novel. "A round trip about the solar system, with heavy indebtedness to Jules Verne." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1745. "Science fiction adventure novel of the solar system tour variety exploited by Lach-Szyrma and (later) Griffith. A spacecraft takes the protagonists to the Moon and most of the planets, to find the solar system teeming with life forms, even on large meteors." - Locke, Voyages in Space 155. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 904. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 172. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 65. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11134. Early owner's signature dated 1898 on front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and several corner tips, a bright, very good copy. An uncommon book in either printing, especially in nice condition. Among the most attractively bound Victorian interplanetary romances. (#147333)

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