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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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 Coccidae of Ceylon.:

      1896-1922, London Dulau & Co. 1896 - Linnean Society stamp on front wrapper of part V. Later cloth binding loose. Contents in very good condition. First edition, five parts bound in one, 472, 191 plates. Bookplate of Brendon Gooneratne.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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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        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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        (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! .

      Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers [1896]., New York and London - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        An Outcast of the Islands

      London T. Fisher, London 1896 - First edition and first printing of Conrad's second book. Original green cloth. An excellent copy with bright and unfaded gold guilt to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Louis Legrand, peintre-graveur

      Paris, H. Floury 1896 - Edition of 250 copies including 8 original lithographs and many b/w illustrations of graphic works by Louis Legrand. One of 200 copies on Papier Vélin. Original editorial softcover with minor restorations on top of the spine. Inside near perfect conditions. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS.

      Fisher Unwin,, London: 1896 - First edition. Conrad's second novel, inspired by his experience as chief mate of the small steamer, the "Vidar." Adapted into the 1951 movie of the same name, directed by Carol Reed and featuring Trevor Howard as Willems (the movie was nominated for best British film and best film from any source at the 1953 BAFTA awards). Though the exact number of copies is unknown, estimates range between 1,000 copies (Unwin's statement in Cagle's unpublished bibliography) and 3,000 copies (Wise's biblography). In our experience, the latter, higher number seems more likely. This copy with the typographical errors "this" for "their" p.26:31; page 129 numbered "10"; and "hate" for "fate" p.356:26. In bluish-green cloth with lower paper edges rough trimmed and top edges gilt. Binding a little cocked, minor fraying on spine ends, name and 1898 date on front endpaper. Still, about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1896 - [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. Limited Edition, one of 225 copies on paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nama und Damara (Deutsch-Sud West Afrika)

      Published by E Baensch jun no date given[1896], Magdeburg - , in German, [4], 334 pages, xxviii, 24 plates with titles (including double frontispiece, 2 folding maps with shading 'Skizze von Gross-u-Klein-Windhoek' and 'Uebersichtskarte von Deutsch-Sudwest-Afrika'), illustrations with titles in text throughout (including some full page, mostly photographs), initials friezes head and tailpieces, all titles throughout volume in decorative typescript, inscription to reverse of frontispiece, owner's loose inserts (manuscript notes) First Edition , some rubbing to covers, two small pieces of spine cloth missing, slight bumping to corners, tear without loss to folding map on one section, page 248 and attached plate loose, in good condition , blue cloth, illustration to upper board with gilt and black decorative titles and gilt border, gilt titles rules and decoration to spine, blindstamped rules and publisher's emblem to lower board, marbled edges, decorative endpapers octavo, 27.5 x 20 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Das Achilles-Schloss

      Wien - Carl Gerolds Sohn, 1896 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A fascinating and scarce work on the Achilleion palace. With originalvery scarce slipcase. The slipcase for this work was designed by L Hans Fischer. Illustrated throughoutwith photographs by Borri & Figlio and drawings by Alois Beer. In the original German. Thefirst edition of this work. This title regards the Corfu palace named Achilleion. The palace was built in Gastouri under the instruction of Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria. Elisabeth loved Corfu and the palace was originally designed with Achilles as its central theme. Condition: In a quarter cloth binding with pictorial boards. Held in original slipcase. Externally, very smart with slight age toning to the edges. Small areas of bumping and rubbing to the head and tail of spine. A few spots to boards. Slipcase is generally smart with bumping to the extremities. Some closed tears at joints and several spots to the front and rear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD slipcase..

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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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        BREAKING UP OR THE BIRTH, DEVELOPMENT AND DEATH OF THE EARTH AND ITS SATELLITE IN STORY ..

      Boston: J. E. Farwell & Co., Printers, 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-247 [248: blank], original decorated brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, light brown floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Richards on verso of front free endpaper. "The spirits of some beings from a planet round Sirius witness the birth and death of the earth and moon. A fictionalized essay which includes a description of life on the moon." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 182. "Fictionalized history of the earth in an astronomical-geological sense; partly conventional science, partly crank ... Probably written in imitation of Flammarion's work." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1869. Locke, Voyages in Space 178. Reginald 12212. Wright (III) 4532. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Small hole in title leaf (a paper defect), front free endpaper brittle, slightly chipped at edges, and detached, else a nearly fine, bright copy. A very scarce book. (#149006)

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra. A Book for All and None.

      H. Henry and Co. Ltd., London 1896 - 1 blank leaf + half-title (The Works of / Friedrich Nietzsche / VIII) with information on this being the sole authorized translation on the verso + TP + [v]-vii = Contents + half title + [xi]-xxiii = Introduction (by Alexander Tille) + 3 half-titles + [1]-488 + 1-[8] = Publisher's ads. Octavo. First English Edition (The Rare London Issue by Henry and Co.) First Edition of the Rare and All-but-Unobtainable Henry & Co. Printing.This first English translation of Zarathustra was done by Alexander Tille and published simultaneously by Henry and Co. in London and Macmillan in New York in 1896. It was to be the eighth book in a planned complete set of Nietzsche's works in English. This project faltered from a perfect storm of failures in both the preparation of the translations and the publishing of those works. A complete edition of Nietzsche's works in English was finally resurrected and completed in the early 20th century under the editorial guidance of Oscar Levy. This Henry and Co. printing was not done in England, but rather produced in Germany by Nietzsche's Leipzig publisher, C.G. Naumann, while Macmillan had the American imprint produced by the Norwood Press in Norwood, MA. Henry and Co. was unfortunately a new and woefully underfinanced imprint that had been selected by C.G. Naumann and Nietzsche's cousin, Dr. Richard Oehler, over the protests of the English translators. Almost predictably, after publishing two titles (This book and The Case of Wagner) in 1896, the firm went bankrupt leaving two unpublished works (The Dawn of Day and The Genealogy of Morals) in the hands of the translators. Because of this financial collapse and the resultant problems of distribution within the English market, the Henry and Co. issue is exceeding scarce in the trade, reflecting the very light reported sales of just 257 copies before June 30, 1897.Nietzsche's most radical and most famous book, Zarathustra is the one he considered his masterwork and his highest single achievement. Like Zarathustra, Nietzsche the philosopher goes down among men again in this prophetic masterwork, exhorting them to recognize and attend to what is best in them. "I teach you the Overman" says Zarathustra in his first speech to the people, "Man is something that should be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?"Zarathustra is more poetry than prose, more vision than reasoned insight, more didactic exhortation than playful intellectual fencing, more prophecy than psychological observation. The four books are an elaborate riddle seamlessly blending elements of Nietzsche's philosophy, his psyche, and his personal life into a seductive invitation to dance - and the vast literature they have generated is ample testimony to the complexity and the depth of the work. (Schaberg, The Nietzsche Canon, p. 87).It is, moreover, the critical or destructive aspect of his philosophy that has made a significant mark on the mind of sophisticated man. He emphasized the important part in all spheres of human thought and activity played by self-deception, illusion and prejudice, and it is his stark insistence on the necessity to recognize and ruthlessly to uproot these sinister and treasured falsities that has made him appear unsympathetic to some. In this main aspect of his outlook and in its reception, similarities with Freud are plainly observable. "Thus Spake Zarathustra" glorifies the Uebermensch (superman). It is a long philosophical prose poem and the most widely known of his works. (Printing and the Mind of Man 370). Original dark green-blue cloth with art nouveau floral decorations blind stamped on the front cover and spine. Just the most minor scuffs to the exterior. The first chapter, "Zarathustra's troductory Speech", has pencil lines under several words with their French equivalent in pencil in the margin. Otherwise, this copy if bright, tight and clean, preserved in dark blue cloth clamshell box. A very pretty copy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Variations sur le même air (reliure de Ch. MEUNIER)

      1896 - A Paris Paul Ollendorff 1896 1 vol. in-12 (15 5x19 5) plein maroquin lilas motif d'un sujet mosaïqué à l'angle du premier plat dos lisse tranches dorées filets intérieurs dorés et mouches mosaïquées aux angles doublure et gardes de soie brochée double gardes couverture et dos conservés étui (rel. de CHARLES MEUNIER 1904) 1 des 50 exemplaires sur vélin avec une SUITE SUR CHINE et hors textes aquarellés. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: NADINE LIVRES]
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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]

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