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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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        Oriental Ceramic Art : illustrated by examples from the Collection of W. T. Walters

      New York. D Appleton & Co., New York 1896 - Limited/Numbered. Louis Prang. Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall. Silk backed boards in protective cloth covers. Very Good. 429 pages, 116 chromolithographic plates by Louis Prang and over 400 black and white illustrations. 10 volumes in total. Limited edition of 500 copies stated, this set numbered 14. (Please read below for more information regarding the number of copies actually printed!) Each volume lavishly bound in yellow decorative boards and backed with yellow silk as issued. Original cloth protective covers (5 in total as issued) made of green cloth with silk bands, dark red ropes with Ivory handles (2 ivory handles attached, 6 ropes with Ivory handles loose and 2 missing ). The protective covers each hold two volumes and are lined with original burgandy leather in the spine. Condition of the 10 volumes is wonderful: No foxing; clean and bright; minor wear to extremeties, some wear to the cloth covers; all tissue guards with accompanying text of chromolithogaphic plates in tact and clean. One of the rarest and perhaps most sumptuous catalogues ever produced on Oriental ceramics. The emphasis of the work is on the ceramics of China, describing imperial wares as well as export wares, but also has sections on Japan and Korea. It was written and compiled by Stephen Wooton Bushell, the physician to the British legation in Peking who made ceramics his avocation and absorbed and translated many of the Chinese works on this and allied subjects. Walters invited the young physician to his home in Baltimore and persuaded him to write a history of Oriental ceramics incorporating information gleaned from his translations and illustrating the text with porcelains in the Walters collection. Ironically, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) had initially hoped to publish the history and reported to his partner, Charles Webster, that the Baltimorean was prepared to pay a quarter of a million dollars for the project and that the publisher would be allowed to retain the profits (Johnston, W.R.; William and Henry Walters The Reticent Collectors). The accuracy of the illustrations was of overriding concern to Walters. He eventually chose to have Louis Prang of Roxbury, Massachusetts to provide the lithographs. Prang’s firm specialised in chromo’s of paintings by American landscape painters and in Christmas cards. Although Prang was given carte blanche in regard to expenses, nothing would be accepted that could not pass Walters severest criticism. Walters wanted pure and realistic perfection! The artists chosen to execute the preliminary watercolours, James Callowhill and his 3 sons, were members of a large English family that had been associated with the Royal Worcester Porcelain works and were known for their Japanese and Chinese inspired designs. Walters provided them with accommodations in his house and converted the second-floor library into their studio, with the window facing north for the light. The Callowhills frequently recorded reflections of the buildings across the square as highlights on the glazed surfaces of the porcelains. The Prang plates have been acknowledged as masterpieces in the art of colour lithography. To capture the nuances in tone and the glossiness of the glazes, Prang used as many as 32 lithographic stones for each plate. Overall, 2000 stones were employed in the project. William, r. Johnston, biographer of Walters and his son, Henry, states that although a limited edition of 500 copies were intended, it is unlikely that more than 200 sets were actually produced! Commenced in about 1879, it took over 15 years to complete this massive catalogue that is considered to be the highlight in the history of American 19th century printing. Unfortunately William Walters died 2 years before its completion never seeing the end result. Almost all copies were given to major institutions, heads of state and friends of W.T. Walters and quickly disappeared from the market. Today, original sets rarely are offered for sale and seldom are [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA FOTOGRAFIA ANIMATA OTTENUTA COL CINEMATOGRAFO DEI SIGNORI LUMIÈRE.; [Cover Title]

      [Lyon: Freres Lumière, 1896. Small 4to., (4) pp. Printed on a thick woven stock in blue ink with gold border rules and decorations. Moderate toning and light foxing, with evidence of a prior horizontal fold. Very good. Enclosed in a four point pamphlet case of paper over boards with a printed title on the upper board and spine. The Lumière brothers presented their first public viewing of several of their films on 28 December, 1895 at the Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris. The public approval was quick and within weeks the Lumières dispatched "operators" to Lyon, London, Madrid and other European cities. The cover title of this program is in Italian while the "Programme des Projections" is in French and lists screenings in Lyon, Paris, London, Milan Venice, etc., naming particular films for each location, as well as several which were shown at every screening. By July of 1896, Pierre Chapuis, a 17 year old operator from Lyon was dispatched to Milan to present a series of Lumière films which included one of their first, "Repas du Bébé", and the monumental, "Pellicules du Couronnement du Czar", the first feature length film made in Russia, 14 May, 1896, with its public release on 26 June 1896. From the known dates of release of several of these films at particular locations, ( see, Rittaud-Hutinet, Jacques. AUGUSTE ET LOUIS LUMIÈRE: LES 1000 PREMIERS FILMS. Introduction by Philippe Nèagu. (Paris): Philippe Sers éditeur, 1990), the imprint, "Milano - Tip. Economica", and the arrival of Pierre Chapuis in Milan, we can establish the date of this program as no later than July, 1896. No copies of this program, can be located in WorldCat or other catalogues. It is our assumption that this is the earliest surviving program for a public screening by the Lumières.

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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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        LA FOTOGRAFIA ANIMATA OTTENUTA COL CINEMATOGRAFO DEI SIGNORI LUMIÈRE.; [Cover Title]

      Freres Lumière, [Lyon 1896 - Small 4to., (4) pp. Printed on a thick woven stock in blue ink with gold border rules and decorations. Moderate toning and light foxing, with evidence of a prior horizontal fold. Very good. Enclosed in a four point pamphlet case of paper over boards with a printed title on the upper board and spine. The Lumière brothers presented their first public viewing of several of their films on 28 December, 1895 at the Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris. The public approval was quick and within weeks the Lumières dispatched "operators" to Lyon, London, Madrid and other European cities.The cover title of this program is in Italian while the "Programme des Projections" is in French and lists screenings in Lyon, Paris, London, Milan Venice, etc., naming particular films for each location, as well as several which were shown at every screening. By July of 1896, Pierre Chapuis, a 17 year old operator from Lyon was dispatched to Milan to present a series of Lumière films which included one of their first, "Repas du Bébé", and the monumental, "Pellicules du Couronnement du Czar", the first feature length film made in Russia, 14 May, 1896, with its public release on 26 June 1896. From the known dates of release of several of these films at particular locations, ( see, Rittaud-Hutinet, Jacques. AUGUSTE ET LOUIS LUMIÈRE: LES 1000 PREMIERS FILMS. Introduction by Philippe Nèagu. (Paris): Philippe Sers éditeur, 1990), the imprint, "Milano - Tip. Economica", and the arrival of Pierre Chapuis in Milan, we can establish the date of this program as no later than July, 1896.No copies of this program, can be located in WorldCat or other catalogues. It is our assumption that this is the earliest surviving program for a public screening by the Lumières.

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        La lithographie française de 1796 à 1896 et les arts qui s'y rattachent. Manuel pratique s'adressant aux artistes et aux imprimeurs

      First edition illustrated with lithographs in black and color, 33 inset plates including advertising for Saxoléine color illustrations by Jules Cheret.spine absent and loose covers with marginal gaps, beautiful condition inside. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Ch. Lorilleux Paris s.d. (1896)broché

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        Faune 4 , étude de tête de femme

      1896. Crayon sur papier Circa 1896, 21 x 32 cm. - Crayon sur papier Circa 1896, 21 x 32 cm. - Disegno a matita originale. Firma timbro firma dell'artista nell'angolo in basso a destra del lavoro, e la firma timbro del laboratorio sul retro. Molto bella condizione. Provenienza: studio dell'artista, fa riferimento al catalogo Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny nato nel 1861 e morto a Parigi nel 1932, è un importante pittore francese. Ha iniziato la sua carriera con artisti d'avanguardia come Vincent van Gogh e Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Con Émile Bernard, egli è l'inventore del cloisonnisme. Dal 1884-1893, Louis Anquetin continua ad esplorare nuove opportunità introdotte dal rilascio di Impressionismo in pittura francese. Dal 1893, dopo un lungo confronto con i "vecchi maestri", egli adotta una pittorica pregiudizio che schiererà il movimento artistico in generale, e portare via dai suoi amici. Abbagliato dalla arte barocca e la sua forza creativa, così pensa i suoi amici d'infanzia sono stati coinvolti in un percorso che porta alla morte della pittura. Crede in un "quadro perfetto", che si incarna nelle re-ricordare le lezioni di Michelangelo e Rubens, tra gli altri. Il suo lavoro diventa più convenzionale, ha sostenuto un ritorno al business, offrendo a riflettere sulle condizioni a priori di ogni possibile forma d'arte secondo le regole della prospettiva e dell'anatomia, come praticato dai maestri XVI e XVII secolo. Lasciando solo alcune opere che possono essere descritte come monumentale, Anquetin gira prolifico con i suoi numerosi studi e bozzetti, che ha ritenuto che il progetto è stato "un mezzo molto potente mezzo di espressione" fondamento obbligatoria di tutte le arti plastiche. Lavorare volontariamente il conto alla rovescia del suo tempo, Louis Anquetin reso possibile l'esistenza di una figurazione moderna originale. Con la sua ostinazione e la sua passione per la pittura, ha infatti impedito è completamente chiuso la strada alla grande tradizione occidentale. Si possono ammirare le sue opere in numerosi musei prestigiosi come il Musée d'Orsay e il Louvre di Parigi, San Francisco e Detroit, il Museo dell'Ermitage di San Pietroburgo, la National Gallery e la Tate Londra, ecc. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original au crayon. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'

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        Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction, and the Drama (Four Volumes, Complete)

      New York: Selmar Hess. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1896. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full green cloth, gilt and black lettering on spine and cover, cream endpapers, a.e.g., full-color frontispiece. Profusely illustrated with B&W plates.. Edges very lightly worn, some minor foxing, else tight, square, unmarked and clean. NEAR FINE . B&W Illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, Prachtausgabe, 17 + 1 Bände, Neuer Abdruck.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1896 - 1898. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. Gemeinsam mit der 6. Auflage Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte. Es gibt diese 5. Auflage in einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher, großenteils reichhaltig ornamentierter Ausgaben. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, fest in der Bindung, Buchrücken kaum berieben allenfalls seitliche Lederflächen und Ecken mit wenigen geringfügigen Bereibungsspuren. Sonst oft neuralgische Stellen wie Kapitale und Gelenke hier durchweg einwandfrei. Rückenschilder farbkräftig erhalten, Gesamterscheinungsbild somit recht harmonisch. Innen gleichfalls frisches Exemplar, Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei keine Verklebungen festgestellt. Eine Besonderheit des Exemplars ist der bei allen Bänden sehr schön erhaltene Pfauenschnitt, der in dieser originalen Farbintensität (ohne Verblassung) sonst kaum noch anzutreffen sein dürfte. In toto außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieser sehr schönen, seltenen Prachtausgabe, in der sich die Buchkunst der Jahrhundertwende-Ära in vortrefflicher Weis widerspiegelt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        The Duties and Liabilities of Trustees.

      London, Macmillan and Co.,. 1896. First English edition. - (Six Lectures Delivered in the Inner Temple during the Hilary Sittings, 1896, at the Request of the Council of Legal Education by Augustine Birrell, M. P. One of Her Majesty's Counsel.) Small 8vo., 7 1/4 x 5", 183pp.+catalogue. Dark blue Macmillian's "Golden Treasury" cloth, title, etc. gilt on spine, blind stamped ruled borders on covers. Minor rubbing or wear to edges, top & bottom of spine,slight fading to spine, rubbing to corners. Old rather fragile paper shows tanning of margins, small tear to bottom of p. 11, a few finger marks, 1 ink check mark noted. On titlepage at top in ink: J. F. Bayard (or Mayend ?) London Oct '96. Overall, a near fine copy of a very fragile & scarce book. Birrell (1850-1933), studied law at Cambridge & from 1896 to 1899 was Quain Professor of Law in London. This title was published by Macmillan's in New York in 1897 (the U. S. first edition); there were editions to about 1920. The Golden Treasury type of binding is attractive but doesn't age well, especially in a title that was meant to be read & studied. Birrell is also remembered for his many essays, fine literary biographies & sketches (Frederick Locker-Lampson amongst them) & literary criticism. Quite a rare book in this well-preserved condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SHAKSPERE'S WORKS; Plays, Comedies, Histories, Tragedies

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, London 1896 - 12mo. In six volumes, each play individually paginated, bound in 3/4 dark blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands lettered and decorated in gilt within compartments, top edges gilt. A lovely set (leather) without foxing or chipping to bindings.

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        Moko; or Maori Tattooing.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1896. 4to. xxi, 216 pp. b/w photo frontispiece; halftone and line ills. Robley, a military man, had studied tattooing when stationed in Burma, and was tattooed himself. In the 1860s his regiment went to New Zealand and was engaged in the New Zealand Land Wars. During this time he became fascinated with Maori society and the practice of tattooing. When he retired in the 1880s he wrote two books on his time in New Zealand. This one is a study of Maori tattooing as well as the dried tattooed heads known as Mokomokai, which are covered in considerable detail, complete with illustrations and explanations of techniques for drying heads. Supposedly he had quite a collection of shrunken head himself. Robley's book is a classic, and scarce in the trade. Hocken p. 436, who says, "A full history and the methods of tatu are given, with scores of patterns as examples." This copy is ex library, with perforated library stamp on title page. It is complete, but disbound, in a clamshell box with the original decorated cover laid down on the front of the box.

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        Rod and Canoe, Rifle and Snowshoe in Quebec's Adirondacks

      Printed by Frank Carrel. Daily Telegraph Office, Quebec (City) 1896 - First edition. Illustrated. 207, [9, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Includes much on angling for salmon and ouananiche, trout, camping, hunting, folklore. A scarce work by a knowledgeable Quebec chronicler, George Moore Fairchild (1854-1912). (See Lande S-751 for another work). Not in Lande; Bruns F4 Original marbled wrappers printed on front cover. splitting in middle of text block, else very good Illustrated. 207, [9, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CATALOGO DE LA LIBRERIA DE P. VINDEL (5 VOL.)

      - 1896-1912 Libreria de P.Vindel, Madrid Tomo Primero: América-Oceania-Miscelánea. Va ilustrado con fotograbados, comentarios, etc. 144+112+211 p. Tomo Segundo. Materia Varia. 378 p. Tomo Tercero: Obras Españolas de los Siglos XII a XVIII. (Contiene 5 cromolitografias, 4 fototipias y 112 reproducciones en facsímil) 577 p. Tomo Cuarto: Tomo I de la Biblioteca Oriental. Comprende 2747 obras relativas a Filipinas, Japón, China y otras partes de Asia y Oceania. Con comentarios y 96 reproducciones en facsímil, 15 de ellas tiradas aparte en excelente papel de hilo. Tomo Quinto: Tomo II de la Biblioteca Oriental. 251 p. 20x14 cm. Enc. piel. Lomo con 4 nervios y 2 tejuelos en cada volumen. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        HOKOUSAI

      Paris: Bibliotheque Charpentier. Very Good. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean leather over brown cloth. Ribbed spine has bright gilt title. Color frontispiece: Fac-simile du portrait D'Hokousai, Octogenaire. Text block tight, clean and intact. Pages slightly age toned, mainly edges. Spine edge lightly rubbed. Hokousai was one of the most famous Japanese artists. French text. Art ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 386 pages .

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      London: William Heinemann, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first impression, first binding with publisher's monogram blind stamped to cover. vii, 219pp. with ad for Time Machine followed 32 pages of ads at rear beginning with The Manxman. Ochre cloth with red and black stamping. Cloth darkened and a bit grubby, else Very Good with tissue guard intact albeit a little foxed. Bumped corners, dust-soiled edges, tiny former owners' bookplate on paste down, a few light corner creases, a few of ad pages at rear irregularly opened and a bit stained. The first appearance of the classic science fiction novel about an island of animal/human hybrids spliced together by the titular mad vivisectionist.

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        La Chanson des Yeux Verts. Précédée d'une glose de Paul Redonnel.

      - P., Bibliothèque Artistique & Littéraire, 1896, In-8 étroit, br., couverture illustrée sur les deux plats, 109 pp. Edition originale tirée à 360 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci est un de 10 numérotés sur Japon avec une aquarelle originale d'Edmond RocherEnrichi d'un double envoi des auteurs à Georges Gosse.Recueil poétique illustré à chaque page de grandes compositions encadrant le texte dans le plus style Art Nouveau .Edmond Rocher, artiste poète vendômois, illustra la plupart de ces livres et fut chef des travaux de l'Ecole Estienne Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Drawings by Sandro Botticelli for Dante's Divinia Commedia reduced facsimiles after the Originals in the Royal Museum berlin and in the Vaticn Library with An Introduction and Commentary by F. Lippmann

      Lawrence and Bullen [and Dodd, Mead, New York], London 1896 - First and Only Edition, Number 118 of 500 copies for England and America. 92 full-page plates and 24 in text illustrations. 80 pages of text. Printed at the Imperial Press, Berlin. Folio. Signature of L.(ouise) S.W. Perkins of Concord Mass. , mentor of Lenora O'Reilly. Bound in three quarters crimson morocco, t.e.g., by Bennett Book Studio, With American Publisher's slip laid in 92 full-page plates and 24 in text illustrations. 80 pages of text. Printed at the Imperial Press, Berlin. Folio First and Only Edition, Number 118 of 500 copies for England and America.

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        Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Memoirs Volume 1

      Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, 1896-1902 iv+[187]-194. Number 1 Prehistoric Ruins of Copan, Honduras: A Preliminary Report of the Explorations by the Musueum 1891-1895. iv-48 pages figures, plates and appendix; Number 2 Cave of Loltun, Yucatan: Report of Explorations of the Museum, 1888-89 and 1890-91. 22 pages with maps, figures and plates; Number 3 The Chultunes of Labna, Yucata, Report of Explorations by the Museum, 1888-89 and 1890-92 20 pages with figures and plates; Number 4 Researches in the Uloa Valley, Honduras, Report on Exploration by the Museum 1896-97 44 pages with color frontispiece, figures, map and plates; Number 5 Caverns of Copan, Honduras, Report of Explorations by the Museum 1896-97 12 pages with map, figures and plate; Number 6 The Hieroglyphic Stairway Ruins of Copan 38 pages with figures and plates; index bound in front. First edition. Folio (14" x 11 1/2") bound in three quarter leather with black label and gilt lettering to spine. First edition.Condition:Binding loose, some rubbing to extremities internally a very good copy.

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

      London, 1896. unbound. very good. 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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        Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Memoirs Volume 1

      Peabody Museum, Cambridge 1896 - iv+[187]-194. Number 1 Prehistoric Ruins of Copan, Honduras: A Preliminary Report of the Explorations by the Musueum 1891-1895. iv-48 pages figures, plates and appendix; Number 2 Cave of Loltun, Yucatan: Report of Explorations of the Museum, 1888-89 and 1890-91. 22 pages with maps, figures and plates; Number 3 The Chultunes of Labna, Yucata, Report of Explorations by the Museum, 1888-89 and 1890-92 20 pages with figures and plates; Number 4 Researches in the Uloa Valley, Honduras, Report on Exploration by the Museum 1896-97 44 pages with color frontispiece, figures, map and plates; Number 5 Caverns of Copan, Honduras, Report of Explorations by the Museum 1896-97 12 pages with map, figures and plate; Number 6 The Hieroglyphic Stairway Ruins of Copan 38 pages with figures and plates; index bound in front. First edition. Folio (14" x 11 1/2") bound in three quarter leather with black label and gilt lettering to spine. First edition. Condition: Binding loose, some rubbing to extremities internally a very good copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Other Poems

      n.p.: Privately printed at New Year, 1896. First edition. 16pp. 1 vols. 12mo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4). Original wrappers, stitched as issued, printed in red, Very good, with envelope. First edition. 16pp. 1 vols. 12mo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4). PRIVATELY PRINTED. This little gathering of ten poems includes four which appeared in the Centenary Edition. It is apparently one of 50 printed as Christmas/New Years keepsakes. Very rare. Inscribed on front wrapper. "To Mackenzie Bell A New Years Card with all the good wishes January 1, 1896" Bell wrote Christina Rossetti's Biography as well as Swinburne's.

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        An Outcast of the Islands. [Together with] Free Rum on the Congo and What It Is Doing There.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896 - 2 works, octavo. An Outcast of the Islands: original green cloth, titles to spine and top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Housed in green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Free Rum on the Congo and What It Is Doing There: original red cloth, title to front cover and spine gilt, black rules to front cover, floral endpapers, all edges marbled. Binding a little rubbed and marked, endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of An Outcast of the Islands, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. W. T. Hornaday with the Author's most friendly regards. 22 March, 1896". Hornaday (1854–1937) was an American zoologist and conservationist who is credited with the preservation of a number of species including the North American bison. He helped found the Smithsonian National Zoo and in 1896 was made the director of the New York Zoological Park. Hornaday was the author of ten books, and one of his earliest published works was Free Rum on the Congo and What It Is Doing There (1887), a copy of which accompanies the present item. His work subsequently appeared alongside Conrad's in American literary magazines. How Hornaday and Conrad met is apparently unrecorded but their paths may have first crossed in Malaysia during the 1880s. The inscription is dated two days before Conrad's wedding in London. The publication of the Outcast had been delayed owing to a fire which destroyed the printer's stereo-plates, and the book came out on 4 March 1896. Conrad sent out the first copies on 10 March. Contemporary presentation copies of Conrad's early novels are rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling

      London, Methuen, 1896. First Edition. Hard Cover. xv, 230 p.; 19 cm. First English edition. Poems published the year Kipling returned to England after living four years in Vermont. Stewart, J. M., Kipling, 140. This copy is bound in red Oasis leather, elaborately gold-tooled by Worsfold; fine. stock#Lopes003.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        Tokugawa hafu Edo sanjuroku jomon gajo Illustrations of the thirty six gates to Edo during the Tokugawa Bakufu

      

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        Map of the Central Portion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and of the Yosemite Valley

      San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1896. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. Tall, stiff card, printed wrapper. (11.3 X 25.7 cm.) Housed within is a large folding black and white map. (100 X 100 cm.) Both map and folder are in excellent condition. very good Publications of the Sierra Club Number 12. Very scarce. An interesting and large scale map early map of the area. the map was produced in this format as well at mounted on linen between covers and as a separate wall map as well. 1896

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE A TRAVERS LES CORPS OPAQUES PAR LES RAYONS ÉLECTRIQUES, CATHODIQUES ET DE RÖNTGEN

      Paris: C.H. Mendel, 1896. First edition. 12mo., 102 pp., 16 figures, mainly in text, including 2 b&w plates from x-ray photographs and wood engravings. Original illustrated paper wrappers, with light chipping at the spine ends. Pages slightly toned and occasional scattered foxing. Very good. An early illustrated treatise on the uses and practical methods employed with Röntgen or x-ray photography. Not located by Roosens and Salu.

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

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

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        Pan. Hrsg. von der Genossenschaft Pan. Redigiert von Wilhelm Bode u. a. Jahrgang 2, Heft 2.

      Berlin Fontane & Co 1896 - Fol. 100 S. Mit 8 Kunstbeilagen, 3 Originalradierungen von Max Klinger, Otto Fischer u. Max Pietschmann, 4 Originallithographien von Otto Greiner, Hans Unger, Karl Mediz u. Georg Lührig u. zahlr. Abb. im Text. Original-Kartonband Eines von 1300 Exemplaren der Normalausgabe. - Unbeschnittenes, vollständiges Exemplar. - Orig.-Umschlag zerschlissen. Bindung aufgelöst. Nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 2000

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. With life, glossary, etc

      Bourne, London 1896 - Pp.xvi,1136; albion edition. Double columns on fine paper. c.1896 Bound with attractive gilt decorations on spine and school emblem stamped and gilt on both boards. A handsome prize binding in full tan calf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Missels. Imprimes a Venise de 1481 a 1600. Description, Illustration, Bibliographie. Avec cinq planches sur cuivre et 350 gravures, initiales et marques.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1896. Later blind gray cloth with original paper cover pasted on front. xxii,350 pp.; ills, figures, plates.; 41x30 cm. "Etudes sur l'Art de la Gravure sur Bois a Venise". Text in French / Français. - (some spotting/ foxing, mainly to covers, edges and endpapers, sl. browned) Although very good, see picture. Limited ed. to 300 copies, This is no. 138 of 290 on 'papier teinte'. Dedicated and signed 'M J Rothschild'.

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        Les Ballades. [Limited Edition with Extra Suite of Plates ]

      Paris: Edouard Pelletan, Editeur, 1896. Limited Edition. Limited edition of 350 numbered copies. This copy is number 119 of 100 copies numbered 106 to 205, printed on vellum paper from the Marsh Mills, watermarked "KTHMA EIE AEL" illustrations by A. Gerardin, with an extra suite of 70 gravures on hand-made Japon or Chine paper engraved by Julien Tinayre bound in at rear. Handsomely bound by V. Champs in ¾ tan morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine decorated in blind, lettering and top edge gilt, very tiny chip to head, one corner worn through, two small spots to spine. A very nice copy.

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        Ueber den Einfluss des atmosphärischen Kohlensäuregehalts auf die Temperatur der Erdoberfläche" [offprint from: K. Svenska Vet.-Akad. Handlingar, 22 1.1]. 1896

      FIRST EDITION OFFPRINT OF A LANDMARK WORK ON GLOBAL WARMING AND THE FIRST ACTUAL EXPLORATION OF THE 'GREENHOUSE EFFECT.' Building on Joseph Fourier's earlier work, Arrhenius here presents his discovery of the absorption of radiation by the atmosphere, thus and providing the first quantitative investigation of the greenhouse effect; in so doing, Arrhenius established the existence of global warming. He concluded that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming and proposed a relation between atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and temperature. "Arrhenius furthermore found that the average surface temperature of the earth is about 15 degrees centigrade because of the infrared absorption capacity of water vapor and carbon dioxide (the natural greenhouse effect). "Arrhenius used the infrared observations of the moon by Frank Washington Very and Samuel Pierpont Langley at the Allegheny Observatory in Pittsburgh to calculate the absorption of infrared radiation by atmospheric CO2 and water vapour. Using 'Stefan's law' (better known as the Stefan Boltzmann law) he formulated his greenhouse law. In its original form, Arrhenius' greenhouse law reads as follows: if the quantity of carbonic acid increases in geometric progression, the augmentation of the temperature will increase nearly in arithmetic progression. This simplified expression is still used today: F = ln(C/C0)" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt. Original offprint from Bihang till K. Svenska Vet. Akad. Handlingar. 1896. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). 102 pages. A flawless copy in fine condition.

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        Cuba española. Reseña historica de la insurreccion cubana en 1895 por Emilio Reverter Delmas

      Alberto Martín, Barcelona 1896 - tela editorial estampada bien conservada con dorados ilustraciones y láminas, los tomos 4 y 5 llevan como subepígrafe Weyler y el tomo 6, Blanco. . 4877 págs.

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        THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. Now Newly Imprinted.

      Limited edition. One of 425 copies. Publisher's original Holland linen-backed, blue paper covered boards with the original white paper label printed in black to the spine. Folio. (iv), 556pp. Ornamental woodcut title, 14 large borders, 18 different frames round the illustrations and 26 initials designed by William Morris and engraved by C. E. Keates, W. H. Hooper and W. Spielmeyer. With 87 wood-engravings designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, cut by W.H. Hooper after drawings by Robert Catterson-Smith. Shoulder and side titles printed in red and the whole printed in two columns in Chaucer type designed by William Morris, the longer titles of poems printed in Troy type, on Batchelor hand-made paper watermarked: Perch. A superb fine example in entirely original condition. The binding is square and firm showing only light rubbing to the extremities and a couple of small marks to the lower board. The linen spine is a touch darkened as is the original printed paper label to the spine. The contents are exceptionally clean and bright throughout, the pages without tears, spotting or offsetting. Housed in a purpose made (c.1960) blue cloth felt lined case, with titles in gilt to the spine. The case is a little worn to the extremities with a few bumps and dings but remains firm and intact preserving the contents most suitably.A beautiful example of not only the most important book of the Kelmscott Press, but undoubtedly one of the finest books produced in the English language.

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        CRIPPLE CREEK. 1896. VICTOR

      Denver: Phillips & Desjardins, 1896. Chromolithographic broadside, 29 x 38 1/2 inches. Minor marginal chipping, one corner renewed, two closed tears expertly repaired on verso. Very good. An early and exceedingly rare chromolithographic bird's- eye view of Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado. The image includes a large central view of Cripple Creek, with a smaller view of nearby Victor inset at the bottom. Surrounding the central bird's eye views are twenty smaller views of local mines, including the Portland Gold Mining Co. Mine and the Pike's Peak Mine. The view was printed by the Western Lithograph Co., Denver. Cripple Creek was founded in 1891 and quickly became the center of the mining world in Colorado. In early 1896, two fires burned most of the wooden structures, which were quickly rebuilt in brick, and these newer brick structures can be seen here. By that year, the population of Cripple Creek numbered over 20,000 people and over 200 mines were established in the vicinity. Today, fewer than 1,200 people live in the town, and mining is all but dead there, relative to the industry's heyday depicted in this bird's-eye view. An important depiction of a once-vital hub for the mining industry during the Cripple Creek Gold Rush, which was effectively over less than a decade after this lithograph was printed. Rare, with only two copies in OCLC, at Yale and the History Colorado Center in Denver. Reps records two more, at the Amon Carter Museum and the Library of Congress. REPS, VIEWS AND VIEWMAKERS 478. REPS, CITIES ON STONE, p.92. OCLC 80855495, 16886906.

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        The Duke's Reappearance; The Chap-Book, Vol. VI., No. 3

      Chicago: The Chap-Book, 1896. First US edition. Wraps. Very good. 12mo. Original printed wraps. xx,(97)-144,xxi-xxx pp. Vol. VI., No. 3 of The Chap-Book which contains the first printed appearance in the United States of 'The Duke's Reappearance' and only its second appearance overall, having appeared the previous day in England in The Saturday Review, Christmas Supplement. The Saturday Review was published 14 December, 1896, whereas The Chap-Book was issued December 15, 1896. (See Ray, The Collected Short Stories of Thomas Hardy). The wraps are worn at the spine, with some separation, and lack a small portion of the upper corner on the upper wrap (no loss)., else this is a very good copy. Housed in a contemporary half morocco slipcase, spine in six compartments, gilt.

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. English, French and German Translations Comparatively Arranged in Accordance with the Text of Edward Fitzgerald's Version. With Further Selections, Notes, Biographies, Bibliography and Other Material Collected and Edited by Nathan Haskell Dole

      Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1896. Variorum Edition de Luxe, no. 64 of 250 copies. Frontispiece portraits. clxxix, 203 pp; vi, [205]-597 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full white buckram gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Fine bright copy, partially unopened, in the original publisher's green cloth dust jackets with spine panels in gilt to the design of the spine stamping (jacket spines toned, some superficial soiling to jacket. Variorum Edition de Luxe, no. 64 of 250 copies. Frontispiece portraits. clxxix, 203 pp; vi, [205]-597 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Variorum Edition in Dust Jackets. Potter 575; Tanselle Book Jackets 96.69

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        Locomotive Cathechism

      Norman Henley 1896 - Maroon cloth with gilt on spine. 1600 locomotive questions answered, concerning the design, construction and repair concerning all sorts of locomotives. Book has many folding diagrams.Corners bumped. Page 15 has a stain along the edge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Nelson Memorial. Nelson and his Companions in Arms. (Together with) Emma Lady Hamilton.

      London: George Allen, 1896. Liverpool: Edward Howell & London: Simpkin, 1891 - 2 deluxe volumes uniformly bound in half morocco, 11.5 inches tall. Simple yet elegant bindings by Klein with raised bands and gilt titles and top edges, the other edges being untrimmed. The Nelson Memorial is one of only 100 large paper copies on hand made paper of which this is number 14. Illustrated throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. First edition. Fine. One of 425 copies printed on paper (13 were on vellum). Bound in the original publisher's holland-backed blue paper boards with paper spine label. A Fine copy. Very slight creasing of the paper spine label and a previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down, otherwise an exceptionally lovely copy. Elegantly housed in a full blue morocco pull-off case. A sumptuous collection of literature from one of England's greatest early masters. Geoffrey Chaucer is credited with setting the style of Middle English literature. He is often considered England's first "poet laureate" - after he received a reward from Richard II for one of his poems. Although Chaucer is famous chiefly for his medieval-era masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, his works are also thought to have help make the English vernacular a poplar literary language. While famous in their own right, Chaucer's works have also influlenced just about every major luminary of English literature to come after him. Generally accepted as the most magnificent and revered of the fine press books. William Morris' Kelmscott Press reached it's pinacle with the publication of it's Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. The text was based on the Ellesmere manuscript (housed at the Huntington Library). The illustrations were done by Edward Burne-Jones, a prominent artist and designer in his own right and a close friend to Morris. The whole project took over four years to complete, finishing just months before Morris' death. William Morris was perhaps the most prominent designer of the British Arts and Crafts movement, though during his life he also achieved fame for his writings and poetry. He founded the Kelmscott Press in his late 50s, ultimately as way to revive what he believed were the decaying standards of book printing, and to recover the beauty of early, hand printed, incunabula. Fine.

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

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

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