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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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        Kingsley's Works

      MacMillan, London 1896 - 9 vols. Original half calf, decorated spine. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorations of flowers on spine. At Last Westward Ho Yeast Alton Locke Two Years Ago Hypatia Hereward the Wake The Heroes The Waterbabies [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Binding, Fine- Zaehnsdorf Exhibition] Aphrodite

      Librairie Borel 1896 - Thin and tall 8vo. Sumptuously bound by Zahensdorf in full rich blue morocco with ornate and flowing Art Nouveau gilt design on both covers consisting of long stemmed stylized buds and blooming flowers, ornate leaf pattern, carried over on spine and also inner dentelles. Bright yellow-orange silk endsheets. Signed in gilt pallet and also bearing the Exhibition Binding stamp of Zaehnsdorf at end. AEG. A gorgeous binding, with a thick spine giving the book some extra appeal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        [Roycroft Press- Presentation Copy] Song of Songs Which is Solomon

      East Aurora: The Roycroft Printing Shop, 1896. First edition. Publisher's original beige cloth spine, gray boards. The rare first publication by Roycroft Press, #538 of 600 Copies, Presentation Copy: "For Elizabeth A. Harter, with the kindly greetings of Elbert Hubbard," written just below the hand-numbered limitation paragraph at front. Stark production with intricate intials, typeset in the tradition of the Venetian, as per colophon, "with no power save that of human muscle, by Harry P. Taber." Cloth with age-soiling, corners bumped, occasional light browntoning, but a nice copy of the scarce first Roycroft title, and as such, an early Presentation by its founder.

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        (Roycroft Press) Art and Life

      East Aurora: Roycroft Printing Shop, 1896. First edition. Original quarter beige cloth, brown paper covered boards, gilt lettering on cover. Published in the first year of the press, #314 of 352 copies, signed by Elbert Hubbard wife, Bertha, with her initials, "B. C. H." Printed on Japan Vellum. With highly ornate decorative initials throughout, some of which are hand-illumined in an uncredited hand (but surely within the publishing house, and soon to be a mainstay of future Roycroft publications).As well, there are attractive marginal line drawings throughout in red. Interesting essay on the duality of Art and Life by Vernon Lee, remembered today for her supernatural fiction and work on aesthetics. Large inscription by contemporary owner front fly. Corners chipped with wear, spine age-soiled, overall a very good copy of what has turned out to be a very scarce, early Roycroft title.

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        A PROPHETIC ROMANCE: MARS TO EARTH by the Lord Commissioner [pseudonym]

      Boston: Arena Publishing Company, 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-283 [284-286: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "A group of humanoid Martians visit Earth ... by spacecraft to report back to Mars on the life and technology of a North America set in the future." - Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V 439. "Reverses the usual Martian formula by having a Martian visit an American utopia: a semi-Populist republic guided initially by women reformers. A woman president rules over an extended, consolidated America where all political candidates must attend 'statecraft' schools." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 201. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1368. Kopp 890. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 57. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 724. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, pp. 192-93. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 110. Bleiler (1978), p. 126. Reginald 09876. Wright (III) 3489 (DLC only). 1897 birthday gift inscription on front free endpaper. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips and rubbed along top, bottom and fore-edges as well as along outer joints, but a sound, good copy. (#151868)

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        TOM SAWYER ABROAD TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE AND OTHER STORIES Etc , Etc

      NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Title page dated 1896 w/ no boxed ads on copyright page and 2 pgs of ads at end. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt-stamped spine and gilt “MT” cornhusk monogram on cover. 8vo. 47 illustrations: 46 plates (incl frontis) & 1 map on a text page. Harper's 1896 edition of Tom Sawyer Abroad / Tom Sawyer Detective and Other Stories, Etc. , Etc. Is a collection of previously published material. Spine sunned. Reinserted pp 123-124, dog ears to lower corners and shallow marginal tears. BAL 3447. Johnson pp62-63. McBride p164. With only 1000 copies printed, one of Twain's scarcest First Editions. ; 0 .

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        Die zwei Riesen.

      48 S., durchgehend farblithogr. von Anton Babion illustriert, roter OPappband mit Deckelgoldpräg., sehr gut erhalten. Erzählt in kindhaften Reimen die Geschichte der zwei gutartigen Riesen Krafthold und Denkwalt, die sich der Intrigen des (Juden) Devastel erwehren müssen. Streng antisemitisch, nimmt den Stil der Stürmer-Kinderbücher vorweg. Von großer Seltenheit. - Anton Babion (Wien 1896 - 1988 Schliersee) war arbeitete als Maler, Graphiker und Illustrator. Ab 1936 in Deutschland tätig. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Little Belles and Beaux

      London and New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1896. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto [28 cm] Blue cloth spine with pictorial paper over boards. Six full-color plates. Very good. The extremities are mildly rubbed and bumped, and the underlying boards are exposed sporadically along the edges. There is a very small dark stain on the top edge of the text block, and there is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Else, internally very clean. With numerous full-page color-plates after paintings in water-colors by Frances Brundage. And with decorative borders and other designs together with new stories and verses by Elizabeth S. Tucker. Frances Brundage illustrated over 200 books, many depicting wide-eyed Victorian children. Her illustrations were featured on many household items, including calendars and flue covers.

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        Ueber den Einfluss des atmosphärischen Kohlensäuregehalts auf die Temperatur der Erdoberfläche. (On the influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground).

      Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt, 1896. 8vo. (215x145 mm). Uncut, unopened in the original printed wrappers. No.1, Sec.1, Vol.22 of 'Bihang till K. Svenska Vet.Akad. Handlingar'. Light miscolouring to margins of wrappers. A very fine and clean copy. Papers from this supplement series to the 'Proceedings of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' are often mistakenly identified as offprints or 'first seperate edition' (indicating the existence of a jounal edition) because they have their own title page with the publishers named and their own pagination, but they are not - all publications from this series were printed seperatley in this way and issued with wrappers. An extract of this paper was translated into English and published in the Philosophical Magazine the same year. 102 pp. Scarce first edition, rarely seen in such fine condition, of Arrhenius seminal work in which he predicted global warming. Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927) was a prominent chemist and one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. He was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the pioneering work which he had done in his famous dissertation on electrolytic conductivity ('Recherches sur la conductivité galvanique des électrolytes', 1884). However Arrhenius is becoming increasingly more known for his paper on the greenehouse effect and its influence on global temperature (the offered item).With this paper Arrhenius was the to predict global warming as caused by human activity. Arrhenius develloped a model, from which he could calculate the change in global tempeture givin a change in the concentration of carbon dioxide and water vapor in the atmosphere. Originally his idea was to explain the occurance of ice-ages from natural variations in the concentration of carbon dioxide from for instance vulcano activity. But Arrhenius also took the production of carbon dioxide caused by human activity into consideration - being aware of the industrial growth of his own time. He calculated that a doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere would increase the global tempeture with about five degrees celcius. However Arrhenius concluded that such an increase caused by humans would take several thousand years to occure - his calculations did understandably not take into account the technological revolution of the 20th century and the growth in population which it brought with it.

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        A HOUSE-BOAT ON THE STYX: BEING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE DIVERS DOINGS OF THE ASSOCIATED SHADES

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896.. Small octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii 1-171 [172: blank] [173-176: ads], 24 inserted plates with illustrations by Peter Newell, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in olive green, red, black and gold. First edition. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 89. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 14. Reginald 00829. Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction 25. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 9. Hubin (1994), p. 46. BAL 726. Wright (III) 272. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with some wear with shallow loss along top and bottom edges. Rare in jacket. (#152592)

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        Die Kunst- und Geschichts-Denkmäler des Grossherzogthums Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Bde. 1-4 (von 5). Schwerin, Bärensprung, 1896-1901. Mit zahlr. Photo-Abb. und Illustr. (teils farbig) sowie mehrf. gefalt. Plänen. Gr.-8°. 2 illustr. OHlwd.-Bde. und 2 illustr. OLwd.-Bde. (etw. angestaubt u. berieben, 1 Rückengelenk angeplatzt).

      1896 - Monumentales Verzeichnis und Beschreibung mit Abbildungen der mecklenburgischen Kunstdenkmäler.- > Die Amtgerichtsbezirke Rostock, Ribnitz, Sülze-Marlow, Tessin, Laage, Gnoien, Dargun, Neukalen. > . Wismar, Grevesmühlen, Rehna, Gadebusch und Schwerin. > . Hagenow, Wittenburg, Boizenburg, Lübtheen, Dömitz, Grabow, Ludwigslust, Neustadt, Crivitz, Brüel, Warin, Neubukow, Kröpelin und Doberan. > . Schwaan, Bützow, Sternberg, Güstrow, Krakow, Goldberg, Parchim, Lübz und Plau.- Band 1: Zahlreiche Blätter bzw. Lagen lose, einige Blätter mit Randläsionen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Ehrenmitgliedsurkunde der Jäger und Schützen für Fürst Otto von Bismarck. Ernennung Bismarcks zum Ehrenmitglied der Militärvereinigung ehemaliger Jäger und Schützen. Handschrift auf Papier.

      Dresden 1896. - Folio (ca. 55,5x41 cm). Farbige Aquarellmalerei und Widmung in Gold und Farben (ca. 53,5x40 cm) insgesamt 2 Blätter. Grüner Ganzlederband mit großem und schwerem Monogramm aus Metall, darüber Krone, 4 Metallbuckel. Ganzseitige, farbenprächtige Malerei, nicht signiert, mit Darstellung von zwei Soldaten, Parade, Schlacht sowie Porträt des jungen Bismarck. Widmungsblatt mit den Unterschriften von 20 sächsischen Militärvereinigungen. Gering fleckig, Mappe teilweise etwas berieben und angestaubt, Seidenbezug der Innendeckel gelöst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1892-93

      Washington, Government Printing Office 1896 - Two parts: lxi+1136 pages; with 122 plates, 104 figures and index. Quarto (11 1/2" x 8 1/4") issued in olive green with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial to cover. Papers by Walter James Hoffman, The Menomini Indians 3-328 pages, plates I-XXXVII and figures 1-55; George Parker Winship, The Coronado Expedition, 1540-1542 pages 329-613 and plates XXXVIII-LXXXIV; James Mooney, The Ghost-dance religion and the Sioux outbreak of 1890 pages 641-1110, plates LXXXV-CXXII and figures 56-104. Edited by J W Powell. (List of Publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology pg 5) 1st edition. Although classified by most conventional texts, John Wesley Powell always maintained that he was not an adventure or an explorer. He considered himself a scientist, motivated by a desire for knowledge and to further the progress of human kind. However, Powell did live a busy and active life as a military leader, the first navigator of the Colorado River, and director of the United States Geological Survey. His accounts from navigating the Colorado River earned him early fame. Due to his compassion toward Native Americans he was elevated to director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of Ethnology in which he continued until his death. His work on the Irrigation Survey for the western United States, although never fully realized, lead to the establishment of river gaging stations and preliminary work toward storage and utilization of river water for irrigation and prevention of floods and overflows. Condition: Corners bumped, extremities rubbed, part 2 spine and front cover pictorial dulled, part 1 gilt bright else a good to very good copy issued without jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU: A POSSIBILITY

      New York: Stone and Kimball, 1896.. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 9-249 [250: blank], flyleaf at front, title page printed orange and black, original decorated black cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition, first binding of black cloth with spine imprint reading STONE & / KIMBALL / NEW YORK." The British and U.S. editions have minor textual differences. "The most Swiftian -- and the most sustained -- of all Wells's science fiction satires ..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, p. 1079-83. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-162; (1981) 1-172; (1987) 1-100; (1995) 1-100; and (2004) II-1228. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2327. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 798. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 20. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 66. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15043. Currey (2002), p. 420 (binding A). Wells 7. Wells Society 8. Kramer 76. Previous owner's signature dated 1897 on the front free endpaper with his bookplate affixed to front paste-down, inner front hinge repaired, a bright, very good or better copy. (#156071)

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        Het Liedeken van Here Halewijn

      Antwerp: J.E. Buschmann, 1896. Doudelet, Charles. Octavo. 61pp. From an edition of 112, this is one of twelve copies for private circulation, and signed by the printer, Buschmann. Illustrated throughout by with eight fine full-page woodcut plates, several text figures, head- and tailpieces, and decorated initial letters printed in black and brown. Border on each page by the important Belgian symbolist artist, Charles Doudelet. The text is a Chanson de Geste from the Flemish, with two additional poems by Belgian author Paul de Mont. Doudelet made his entree into book illustration through his friendship with Maurice Maeterlink, and was one of Maeterlink's first illustrators. He would later design sets for Maeterlink's plays. Doudelet's work shows considerable influence from the Pre-Raphaelites, particularly Burne-Jones, and this influence is particularly evident in this handsome work. Rare: six copies recorded in institutions worldwide, with only two in the U.S. In the publisher's binding of full vellum with cover decorations in black. complete with four silk ties. Prospectus laid in. Slight discoloration to upper rear cover from silk tie, otherwise a fine copy.

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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. second half contributions of H. Van de Velde, Gustave Kahn, Peter Kropotkin, George Eekhoud Bakunin, Yvan Turgenev, Emile Verhaeren, Elie recluse, 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 Signal Corps, U S A in the War of Rebellion

      Boston: U.S. Veteran Signal Corps Association, 1896., 1896. Thick 4to. Frontispiece engraved portrait. 916 pp. Profusely illustrated. Original gilt decorated and titled brown cloth. Light edge wear else a tight, near fine book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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        The Novels of Captain Marryat. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson. 22 Bände (alles).

      J. M. Dent, London 1896 - 8vo. Mit 65 Radierungen nach W. Downing, Murray Smith, Ch. O. Murray, J. Ayxton Symington etc. u. 1 Karte. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Dunkelrotes Ldr. d. Zt. (o. Verlagseinband?) auf 4 unechten Bünden m. Rückenvergoldung. Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst unbeschnittene Büttenkanten. Im Gegensatz zur 24bändigen numerierten Vorzugsaugsabe ist diese "Normalausgabe", die dennoch reich illustriert und auf hervorragendem Papier gedruckt ist, in 22 Bänden vollständig. - 1. Peter Simple. 2. Frank Mildway. 3. Newton Forster. 4. Jacob Faithful. 5. Pacha of Many Tales. 6. Midshipman Easy. 7. Japhet in Search of a Father. 8. Snarleyyow. 9. The Phantom Ship. 10. Olla Potrida, The Pirate, The three Cutters. 11. Poor Jack. 12. The King's Own. 13. The Poacher. 14. Percival Keene. 15. Monsieurt Violet. 16. The Privateersman. 17. Masterman Ready. 18, Settlers in Canada. 19. The Mission. 20. Children of the New Forest. 21. Little Savage. 22. Valerie. - Minimal berieben (nur Bd. 6 etw. stärker). Exlibris im Innendeckel, Name auf Vorsatz. Schöne, wohlerhaltene Bände auf starkem Papier. Dekorative Reihe. gr.

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        LE SALON DE 1896 - 1898 3 VOLUMES

      Goupil & Cie / Jean Bousaod, Manzi, Joyant & Cie,: Virtue & Co. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1896-1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Color and b/w; Uniform decorated red cloth. 1897 volume has some patterned fading . Front covers with artist's palette on colors and gilt. 1896 was published by Virtue and assembled by Thiebault - Sisson. 1897-8 was published by Goupil and assempled by Proust. Some of the chromos are quite striking. A tour-de-force of the art world at that time. Volumes are very good and show only minor shelf wear. Binding is striaght, sound and tight. Text block is clean and VG. 21lbs, 9.5" x 13". ; 21 .

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        The Nursery Alice.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1890 [1896] - Tall octavo. Original white cloth-backed white pictorial boards designed by E. Gertrude Thomson, title to front cover red and black. Contemporary school prize plate (The King's High School for Girls, Warwick) to front pastedown. Bookseller's stamp to head of front free endpaper. Slight wear to extremities, foxing to covers and endpapers; an excellent copy. Colour frontispiece with tissue-guard and 19 colour illustrations after John Tenniel. Second edition (the first published in the UK), second issue, re-priced at one shilling on the title page. The original printing of this condensed version of Alice for younger readers was discarded by Dodgson in much the same way as its 1865 predecessor. Dodgson rejected the entire first edition of 10,000 copies in 1889, which was printed on toned paper, on the grounds that the pictures were "far too bright and gaudy". The first 4,000 rejected sheets were sent to America for publication under the imprint of Macmillan & Co. of New York, and a second edition of 10,000 copies was prepared, dated 1890, and priced four shillings. The most notable alteration between the first and second editions is the printing of the sheets on white rather than toned paper and the change to the illustration of Alice and the Cheshire Cat on p. 34, removing Alice's profile. Following slow sales, it was re-issued priced one shilling in 1896 (though not dated as such). Williams–Madan–Green–Crutch 216a.

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        THE EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERARD

      London: George Newnes, Ltd, 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-334 [335-336: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "10.2.96" inserted at rear, 24 inserted plates with illustrations by W. B. Wollen, original red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, all edges untrimmed. First edition. 7,500 copies printed. First collection of tales of this Napoleonic soldier. Green and Gibson A19a. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, lower front corner tip lightly bruised, top edge of text block dusty, endpapers a bit spotted, still a bright, nearly fine copy. Difficult to find in nice condition. (#147230)

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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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        NEW POEMS [with signed letter from William Michael Rossetti]

      1896. [with A.L.s. from editor W.M. Ros] Hitherto Unpublished or Uncollected. Edited by William Michael Rossetti. London: Macmillan and Co., 1896. 2 pp undated ads. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of these previously uncollected verses, issued by Christina's brother William after her death. The frontispiece portrait and the binding design are by their brother Dante Gabriel.~This is a copy of the first printing, with the errata leaf following the preliminaries; there was also a second printing, likewise dated 1896, which has the errors corrected (and hence no errata leaf). This is a near-fine copy. Colbeck pp 690-691; NCBEL III 497.~Tipped onto the half-title is a two-page autograph letter signed by W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to a Mr. Parkes dated 7 July 1887, on mourning stationery printed with "5 Endsleigh Gardens." In the letter William suggests times when he would be available for a visit. "... I have a considerable press of literary work to plod thro every evening, and moreover am called off at times by the illness (wh. must very soon result in death) of an aged relative..." By 1887, Christina and William were the only two siblings still living (Maria Francesca had died in 1876 and Dante Gabriel in 1882; Christina would die in 1894, but William would live on until 1919). The mourning stationery is probably in honor of the mother of the four -- Frances Polidori Rossetti, who died fifteen months before this letter. "Mr. Parkes" was most likely Joseph Parkes, who was an acquaintance of the Rossettis mainly through J.S. Mill; Parkes's daughter Bessie, a noted feminist, would later be the mother of Hilaire Belloc. As for the "aged relative" referred to in the letter, that would have been William's Aunt Charlotte (on the Polidori side); in his diary on 3 July 1887 (four days before this letter), he noted that he visited her, who "to judge from appearances, might be accounted very near her end" -- but she lived on until January 1890. The letter is in fine condition.

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        Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps

      London: John Murray, 1896. Undetermined. very good. 1st edition. xvi, 345pp. Octavo. Original green cloth, with gilt emblem on front boards. Spine has been professionally recoloured to match the boards. A very nice job. Gilt lettering on spine. All edges untrimmed. Contemporary name on front pastedown. 35 illustrations. 2 folding maps at rear. A very attractive copy, much superior to most examples out there. Neate W45. the Rev. Weston is known as the father of Japanese Mountaineering. The book also has extensive information on Japanese culture and travel within the country. A very interesting well produced book. 1896

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        Journandeacutee Sarah Bernhardt 9 Dandeacutecembre 1896

      

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        Fancy Drinks and Popular Beverages

      Dick & Fitzgerald, New York 1896 - Includes 519 recipes with index. Book is well-read yet appears carefully maintained with minimal commensurate wear and aging. Red cloth boards feature stylized lettering and design detail on front and light blind tooling on back. Lightly warped boards exhibit light-to-moderate wear and aging, with damp stain showing at bottom portion of the rear board. Spine features bold lettering, with some fading along edges. Binding is tight and secure. Head and tail of spine are hard bumped with the design detailing partially worn. Front pastedown bears ownership stamp while the rear pastedown bears minimal writing in red pencil. Please see photos. Interior pages are gently toned. Textblock edges and pastedowns are notably toned, stained and foxed. Very little of this bleeds into margins. Please see photos. Ffeps have firm crease in top quarter of page. Inside pages are free of writing, highlighting, underlining or other intentional marks. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. From the mythic Age of Cocktails comes a 19th century text on the high art of mixology.William "The Only William" Schmidt was renowned for his outstanding personality and ability to invent drinks on the spot for a savvy clientele who sought his expertise. He introduces the practice of mixing drinks by first reminding us why we drink, then goes on to explain how we ought to conduct ourselves. Also included is a catalog of books published and distributed by Dick & Fitzgerald of New York. 155 pages. 4.75" by 7". Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DESIRE OF THE EYES AND OTHER STORIES ..

      New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, 112 Fifth Avenue, [1896].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6] 7-320, inserted frontispiece, original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Collects thirteen stories including science fiction and fantasy: "New Year's Eve Among the Mummies," "The Mysterious Occurrence in Piccadilly," and "Paudodyne: A Great Chemical Discovery." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 14. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 38. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 5. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-1. Bleiler (1978), p. 4. A very good copy. A scarce book. Wolff had neither the British nor this American edition. (#151798)

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        A PROPHETIC ROMANCE: MARS TO EARTH by the Lord Commissioner [pseudonym]

      Boston: Arena Publishing Company, 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-283 [284-286: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "A group of humanoid Martians visit Earth ... by spacecraft to report back to Mars on the life and technology of a North America set in the future." - Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V 439. "Reverses the usual Martian formula by having a Martian visit an American utopia: a semi-Populist republic guided initially by women reformers. A woman president rules over an extended, consolidated America where all political candidates must attend 'statecraft' schools." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 201. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1368. Kopp 890. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 57. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 724. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, pp. 192-93. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 110. Bleiler (1978), p. 126. Reginald 09876. Wright (III) 3489 (DLC only). 1897 birthday gift inscription on front free endpaper. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips and rubbed along top, bottom and fore-edges as well as along outer joints, but a sound, good copy. (#151868)

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        Fire and Sword in the Sudan.

      London: Edward Arnold,, 1896. A Personal Narrative of Fighting and Serving the Dervishes. 1879-1895. Translated by Major F. R. Wingate. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, gilt lettered spine, pictorial gilt block on front cover, top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece, 21 plates, 2 folding maps. A few marks to binding, touch of foxing to title. Presentation copy of the third edition, the same year as the first, inscribed by author on the half-title: "To General George W. Wingate, with best compliments from the author, R. Slatin. Merano 4/III [1]928". This is almost certainly George Wood Wingate (1840–1928), an American lawyer who served in a New York regiment during the Civil War and later as a general in the National Guard; he may have been related to the book's translator, F. R. Wingate. Merano (or Meran) is a spa resort in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Perhaps both men were "taking the waters" there at the time the book was presented. "Slatin's career in the Sudan covered thirty-six eventful years. He started in January 1879 in the finance department as an inspector with the rank of a bimbashi (the Turkish equivalent of a major). Later that year he was appointed governor of Dara, in south-western Darfur, and after less than a year became governor-general of the whole province. In his major publication Fire and Sword in the Sudan (1896) Slatin was vague about his duties in Darfur. However, his life as governor-general was soon disrupted by Muhammad Ahmad ibn 'Abdullahi, who in June 1881 declared himself the Mahdi of the Sudan. Soon the Mahdi and his followers (ansar) escaped from Aba Island, on the White Nile, to the Nuba Mountains and Slatin became actively involved in the uprising … Fire and Sword in the Sudan was published in English in 1896 and was dedicated to Queen Victoria. Its impact on public opinion in Europe was greater than Wingate had expected. It appeared in numerous editions until 1935, and was translated into German, Italian, French, and Arabic" (ODNB).

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        Complete Works

      1896. BURNS, Robert. The Complete Works. Edinburgh, 1896-97. Four volumes in eight. Octavo, contemporary full navy morocco, ornately gilt-decorated boards and spines, elaborate gilt-tooled morocco doublures, watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $4800.Centenary Library edition, number 20 of only 750 sets numbered and signed by the publisher, beautifully bound in elaborately gilt morocco.The best edition of Burns' works, edited by W. E. Henley and Thomas H. Henderson, including all of Burns' famous poems and songs. Copiously annotated, with glossarial index. With frontispiece plates in each volume and numerous other plates and facsimiles. A fine and beautiful set.

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        Familiar Epistle in Verse and Prose

      Privately Printed, London 1896 - Octavo. original cream boards, spine lettered in gilt, in red cloth clamshell box with red morocco spine lettered in gilt (spine barely rubbed). On dedication page: "The impression of this book is limited to a few copies for Private Circulation only". [Beinecke 650]. Spine a little darkened, gilt bright, covers a little dust soiled, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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)

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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.

      London: Edward Arnold, 1896 - Octavo. Original dark red cloth, gilt lettered spine, pictorial gilt block on front cover, top edges gilt. A few marks to binding, touch of foxing to title. Portrait frontispiece, 21 plates, 2 folding maps. Presentation copy of the third edition, the same year as the first, inscribed by author on the half-title: "To General George W. Wingate, with best compliments from the author, R. Slatin. Merano 4/III [1]928". This is almost certainly George Wood Wingate (1840–1928), an American lawyer who served in a New York regiment during the Civil War and later as a general in the National Guard; he may have been related to the book's translator, F. R. Wingate. Merano (or Meran) is a spa resort in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Perhaps both men were "taking the waters" there at the time the book was presented. "Slatin's career in the Sudan covered thirty-six eventful years. He started in January 1879 in the finance department as an inspector with the rank of a bimbashi (the Turkish equivalent of a major). Later that year he was appointed governor of Dara, in south-western Darfur, and after less than a year became governor-general of the whole province. In his major publication Fire and Sword in the Sudan (1896) Slatin was vague about his duties in Darfur. However, his life as governor-general was soon disrupted by Muhammad Ahmad ibn 'Abdullahi, who in June 1881 declared himself the Mahdi of the Sudan. Soon the Mahdi and his followers (ansar) escaped from Aba Island, on the White Nile, to the Nuba Mountains and Slatin became actively involved in the uprising Fire and Sword in the Sudan was published in English in 1896 and was dedicated to Queen Victoria. Its impact on public opinion in Europe was greater than Wingate had expected. It appeared in numerous editions until 1935, and was translated into German, Italian, French, and Arabic" (ODNB). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        Santa Clara County and its Resources, Historical, Descriptive, Statistical: A Souvenir of the San Jose Mercury

      San Jose Mercury Publishing and Printing Co, San Jose, CA 1896 - Second Edition. Oblong 8vo. 322, [5] pp. Index. Profusely illustrated with photographic reproductions of public buildings, homes, farms, agriculture, portraits of citizens, and much more ; full page map. Introduction by Chas. M. Shortridge, editor San Jose Daily and Weekly Mercury. Original color pictorial cardstock wrappers. Professionally restored with rose colored linen spine; lower front corner repaired; chipping to lower front corner of ffep; minor general wear and soiling; else a near fine copy of an early and uncommon California county souvenir histories. With cover title: Sunshine, fruit and flowers, Santa Clara County, California. One of the more extensive county histories promoting the beauty and opportunities in Santa Clara Valley. The first edition was sold out in less than thirty days thus prompting the publication of this edition in which errors were corrected and with the addition of new pictures and new facts. Not in Rocq. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Holger Rosenkrantz den lærde: En biografisk Skildring med Bidrag til Belysning af danske Kirke- og Studieforhold i det syttende Aarhundredes første Halvdel, med Portræt.

      August bang. Kjøbenhavn, 1896. En stor del af manuskriptet blev offentliggjort i den trykte bog hermed pp. Vedlagt håndskrever Manuskript til Prisopgave ved Kjøbenhavns Universitet .fra 1890-91. Holger Rosenkrantz liv og Theologi. Findes kun i dette originalmanuskript på 415 tætskrevne side. Opgaven fik som helt usædvanlig guldmedalje. Begge bøfer indbundet i pæne samtidige halvlæder med ophøjede bånd og røde titelfelter, med rig rygforgyldning og guldtryk. , med lettere brugsspor. Første udgave. 17050150

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        Le Centaure. Recueil Trimestriel De Literature et D'art

      Paris 1896 - Complete run in two volumes of this luxurious French symbolist periodical, a precursor to 20th century reviews to follow. Publisher's gilt-lettered green cloth with original pictorial wrappers bound in. Handsome modern board, linen and cloth clamshell box with gilt-lettered calf spine label. Very mild surface wear to cloth binding. Supplements to each volume bound at rear, with illustrated advertisements with designs by Bonnard, Vallotton, Cheret, Willette, et al. Literary contributions, some printed here for the first time, by Henri de Regnier, Jean de Tinan, Pierre Louys, Andre Gide, Paul Valery and others. Illustrated with lithographs, etchings and woodcuts, some in color; lettered tissue guards. Volume I with 7 plates including 3 original color lithographs by Jacques-Emile Blanche and Charles Leandre and two original etchings by Felicien Rops and Gustave Leheutre and cover design by Louis Anquetin. Volume II with six plates, cincluding three original lithographs by Armand Point, Henri Heran (color) and Paul Ranson (color) and an original etching by Albert Besnard. Lithographs printed by A. Clot and etchings by A. Deltre Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. 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. 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.

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        ATLAS OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA AND THE TOWNS OF REVERE AND WINTHROP

      1896 - [ATLAS]. ATLAS OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA AND THE TOWNS OF REVERE & WINTHROP MASS. Philadelphia: G. W. Bromley and Co., 1896. Folio, 22.5". Contains street index, outline and index map and 22 double-page maps measuring 22.5" by 32". Maps have only minor soiling to margins and occasional pencil annotations (plates 12, 17, 18, 21 and 22). Bound in half leather, now mostly chipping or absent. In need of rebacking, front board detached. As is.

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        DEBORAH - The Advanced Woman

      Arena Publishing Company, Boston 1896 - 233, (4) pages; Clean and secure in original light blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative gilt stampingto front cover. OCLC: 777089259 Mary Ives Todd was born on Dec 23, 1849 in Eddyville, Iowa, the daughter of Mr. Homer D. Ives and Mary Eastman Ives, both early settlers in Iowa; the one a lawyer and the other a teacher. Mary Todd was western-bred, with the exception of a short period spent with an uncle while attending an eastern seminary. [Local and National Poets of America] Mrs. Todd was a New Woman writer, a suffragist, and a member of the Southern California Women's Press Club. When this book (her first) was published in 1896, Mrs. Todd was residing in Italy where her daughter was undertaking the serious study of music. This novel is a story of Utah in the early Mormon days wherein plural marriages are considered; the heroine is a noble character. Religious difficulties with her husband, furnished the motive for "Deborah," a book in which she advocated certain modifications in divorce laws. The novel was written in part "for the purpose of asserting woman's coequality with man, and aiding in her release from that subjection to man's use and passion which has been her lot for ages." The author planned this as the first in a trilogy of novels treating the nature of wedlock. The second volume titled The Heterodox Marriage of the New Woman and the proposed third book The Orthodox Marriage of the New Woman. Published in 1898, The Heterodox Marriage of a New Woman celebrated the marriage of a heroine that was performed outside the Christian tradition and even outside accepted legal practice. The heroine Rae and her fiancé Paul "marry themselves by each repeating part of the Quaker contract. ‘They don't approve of church or state marriages.'" The third novel seems not to have been accomplished, but her 1908 novel An American Madonna: A Story of Love issues "a passionate endorsement of nontraditional (legally and religiously unsanctioned) marriage." "Just Friends, A Common Sense Story" is a story about Thomas Paine published later in 1908 followed in 1912 by American Paradise: A Sequel to American Madonna which appears to have been her last book published. Mary Ives Todd was afflicted with repeated difficulties with unscrupulous publishers resulting in siginificant financial setbacks. Last word of her, she resided in a tenement in New York and was contemplating returning to her husband Dr. Baxter Todd in Los Angeles, California. It appears Mrs. Todd died sometime between 1910 and 1920. Wright , American Fiction, III - #5505. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Gabriel Borkman: Skuespil I Fire Aker

      København: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son), 1896, 1896. First edition. Cloth slightly worn and soiled; fine copy.. Small 8vo, original decorated cream cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

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