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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.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Mucha, Alphonse - Lorenzaccio, Sarah Bernhardt.

      AFFICHE VAN DE GROOTMEESTERAffiche ontworpen door Alphonse Mucha voor het toneelstuk ?Lorenzaccio?? uit 1896 naar het verhaal van Alfred de Musset met Sarah Bernhardt in de hoofdrol. Lithografie. Afm. 100,5 x 38,2 cm.In Lorenzaccio speelde Sarah Bernhardt de tragisch romantische mannelijke held, Lorenzo de M?dici, ten tijde van het beleg van Florence door hertog Alexander (16e- eeuw), die in het affiche gesymboliseerd wordt door een vervaarlijke draak die het wapen van de M?dici bedreigt. Lorenzo beraamt de moord op Alexander, gesymboliseerd door de dolk die de draak doorboort in het paneel aan de onderkant van het affiche. Sarah Bernardt, nooit bang om een mannenrol uit te voeren, maakte van Lorenzaccio een van de klassieke rollen van haar repertoire.Alphonse Mucha werd geboren in Moravi? (huidig Tsjechi?) en is onlosmakelijk verbonden met de Art Nouveau, aanvankelijk 'le style Mucha' genoemd. Als geen ander wist hij de Slavische ziel met een licht melancholische inslag weer te geven. In 1887 vertrok Mucha naar Parijs. Heel de stad was overweldigd door zijn werken en de affiches werden zelfs van de straten geroofd. De sierlijke lijnen, frisse pastelkleuren en weelderige motieven in zijn illustraties van sensuele vrouwen, werden de iconen van het fin de si?cle.Een dergelijke vormgeving, zachte kleuring en verbluffend subtiele tekenkunst was v??r Mucha nog nooit eerder vertoond en gaf richting aan de Art Nouveau. Toch wilde Mucha niet dat zijn werk als ?Art Nouveau?? bestempeld werd, in zijn ogen was kunst eeuwig en kon nooit nieuw zijn. Ook in onze tijd is Mucha nog steeds wereld beroemd.Met dit schitterende affiche bereikt Mucha?s Art Noveau een hoogtepunt, het samenspel van weloverwogen details maakt het tot een meesterwerk.Prijs: ?3.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Typed letter signed, "W McKinley", with handwritten post-script, to Wm. H. Clark, West Somerville Mass., concerning Clark's Civil War service

      Canton Ohio, 1896. One page. 1 vols. 8vo. The letter, mounted on a backing sheet, shows old folds and frayed edges, not affecting text--the sort of wear it might have received by being carried in one's pocket, and frequently displayed. One page. 1 vols. 8vo. McKinley Writes of His Civil War Service. The letter reads: "My dear Sir: Your kind letter of the 5th inst. is very much appreciated by me. I have examined your discharge paper and have no doubt at all that the signature is mine. Yes, I recollect Major Lewis. He was indeed a noble man. I return to you your discharge paper, thinking you may value it. Yours very truly, W. McKinley". Beneath this, McKinley has penned: "I was A.A.A.G. [Acting Assistant Adjutant General?] on Genl Crooks staff [word unclear] Dept West Va on Feb 10 1865, and I undoubtedly issued the order".McKinley, having served two successful terms as Governor of Ohio, was at the time preparing to attend the Republican Party Convention, which opened at St. Louis a scant week later, on June 16. Thanks to the effective pre-convention efforts of Mark Hanna, McKinley was elected the GOP nominee on the first ballot, and defeated Bryan for the Presidency that November.A brief but intriguing look at one facet of McKinley's war service.

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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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        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

      London: Lawrence and Bullen [and Dodd, Mead, New York], 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. Bound in three quarters crimson morocco, t.e.g., by Bennett Book Studio, With American Publisher's slip laid in. 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.

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        Germania sei's Panier! Photographienalbum mit Kabinett- und Carte-de-Visite-Photographien der Hannoversche Burschenschaft Alt-Germania für den Baumeister C. W. Strauss.

      1891-1896 - 4 Original-Photographien im Kabinettformat und 40 Original-Photographien im CdV-Format. 4to (Format ca. 33x26 cm, wattierter Ganzledereinband mit Metalschließen. Erinnerungsalbum für den Baumeister C.W. Strauss von seinen Kameraden der Hannoverschen Burschenschaft Alt-Germania. In einem dekorativem Photoalbum, mit einem großformatigem farbig handgemaltem Wappen der Alt-Germania auf dem Vorderdeckel. Die meisten Photos auf der Rückseite mit Widmungssprüchen der Kameraden, teils mit Burschenschafter-Zirkel. 2 der Kabinettphotos zeigen Burschenschafter in voller Montur in einem Photostudio (mit gezückten Säbeln, eines mit Bundesfahne), die CdV-Formate aus verschiedenen Städten, fast durchgehend mit Burschenschaftermützen, 2 der CdVs nachkoloriert. Im hinteren Teil weitere CdV- und Kabinettformate, die wahrscheinlich Mitglieder der Familie Strauss aus Hannover zeigen, einige wenige auch in militärischen Uniformen (3 Kabinettformate, 29 CdVs). Das Album etwas berieben, die Wappenmalerei nur sehr leicht etwas angeplatzt, die Innenlaschen einige Male eingerissen, im Vordergelenk etwas gelockert, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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        A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.

      Original pictorial cloth gilt. Octavo. Untrimmed. First illustrated edition. Fine Art Nouveau bookplate to front pastedown; some spotting to front and rear endpapers; else a very good copy.Usually this book is found with the edges trimmed and gilded; this copy, however, is some centimetre taller and wider, with edges un-gilded and untrimmed. The title was issued as a signed limited edition, so perhaps this copy represents some intermediate state.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Jude the Obscure

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co, 1896. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.5 x 20.5 cm). First impression. The true first state with page numbers to first two pages and all chapter endings in signatures A to H. Green cloth binding in very clean condition. Minor bumping to corners of boards. Prize bookplate to front pastedown , top page edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A few occasional light patches of foxing to text, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. The preliminary etching is complete with the tissue guard (some offsetting but no creasing). Map facing final page of text. An exceptional example of the first state and rare thus. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Hardback. Printed pages: 516

      [Bookseller: Tarrington Books]
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        ATLAS OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA AND THE TOWNS OF REVERE AND WINTHROP

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed, on personal printed 8vo stationery, Sussex, March 22, ca 1920s

      To a contemporary author and referencing another writer, Doyle writes to "Mrs. Williamson", most likely Alice Muriel Williamson. She was an author and admirer of "Sherlock Holmes" and with her husband, Charles Norris Williamson, editor and writer, were best known for their collaborative novels. Doyle writes, "Just an extra line that I thought Nephele a very beautiful book - with all the sweet sadness of unsatisfied love. I asked the manager to send you one of my books as a present and I enclose a card with can stick in it if you are to [not included]....." He signs, "A. Conan Doyle." Doyle refers to the romantic novel, "Nephelé," published in 1896 by British poet and translator Francis William Bourdillon, [1852-1921] best known for his short poem, '"he Night has a Thousand Eyes," and also remembered for his novel Doyle had just read. Bourdillon also wrote 'Among the Flowers and Other Poems' (1872), and 'Young Maids and Old China' (1888). Fine literary association. Condition: Slight light stain on lower portion and minor soiling on verso of center folds. Else, a very attractive letter, ideal for presentation.

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        Margaret Ogilvy.

      Hodder and Stoughton 1896 - viii, 204, 4p. Author's inscription on end paper. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        On the passage of Electricity through Gases exposed to Röntgen Rays," in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Vol. XLII, 5th Series, July-December 1896, pp. 392-407

      FIRST EDITION of Thomson and Rutherford's 1896 "epoch-making investigation on the ions produced in gases exposed to X-rays" (Science in the Making, Volume 2: 1850-1900, 312). Their collaborative investigation "made important progress in understanding the conduction of electricity through gases by using X-rays to create charged species in various gases. The experiments confirmed Thomson's developing view that conduction in gaseous discharges occurred via charged portions of the molecules and served to show that the process was analogous to that occurring in dilute solutions of electrolytes" (ibid). Röntgen's 1895 discovery of X-rays stimulated global interest not only in the use of X-rays for medical purposes, but for inducing electrical conductivity in gases exposed to them. Thomson had already established that 'Röntgenised' gases showed unexpected conductivity, thus "it was only natural that [Thomson] assisted this time by Rutherford, would undertake similar experimental studies to the ones he had done for over a decade, this time using X-rays, in order to get new ideas for building a definitive theory of electric conduction in gases. The radical novelty was that Thomson and Rutherford managed to put forward a quantitative theory of conduction, as opposed to the only qualitative suggestions of previous theories. With this, they could calculate, for instance, the number of particles into which the molecules of a gas would dissociate or the rate at which a 'Röntgenised' gas would leak (i. e., would cease to be a conductor). "Following Thomson's understanding of the passage of electricity through gases as involving electrified particles, and with the new quantitative methods, Rutherford and Thomson inferred that 'the charged particles in the gas exposed to the Röntgen rays are the centres of an aggregation of a considerable number of [neutral] molecules' (Thomson & Rutherford, 1896, 402). In other words, Thomson [and Rutherford] thought that conduction was due to the movement of aggregations, the size of which seemed to be much larger than the ordinary structure of the gas molecules" (Navarro, History of the Electron, 77). Thomson's next step, of course - and one that would have unexpected consequences, "was to see if his new theory of electric currents in gases was also valid, as he had hoped, for cathode rays, thinking that they might also be aggregates of molecules around a charged atom and, therefore, bigger than atoms" (ibid). Building on his 1896 research with Rutherford, Thomson designed a series of experiments specifically to study the nature of electric discharge in a high-vacuum cathode-ray tube - and in so doing would, in 1897, discover the electron. "Even with today's knowledge, detailed interpretation of the results of this paper is not easy. The charged species were likely to have been atoms and molecules; free electrons (not discovered until later) were probably also present and these would have had a much higher mobility (velocity per unit field) than the value give above. No doubt the gases used were not pure and associations with foreign molecules might have occurred. The important features of the paper, however, reside in the clear demonstration of gaseous ionization by X-rays, the theoretical analysis of the current-voltage characteristics, and the estimates of the degree of ionization and of the velocity of the ions" (Science in the Making, 316). Perhaps most importantly, however, and as Falconer pointed out, the lessons Thomson and Rutherford learned from these experiments were critical to their later work, namely Thomson's discovery of the electron just [a year] later and to nearly all aspects of Rutherford's work. Falconer wrote: "J. J. learnt that a less fundamental approach may be more productive than a fundamental one; and he acquired the basis of a mathematical formulation of ionization theory which he built on extensively… Rutherford gained practical expertise in designing and performing discharge experiments; he learnt how to work in the comparison of orders of magnitude; [and] he learnt ionization theory" (Falconer 1987). CONDITION & DETAILS: (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [vii], 536, [2], 2. Thomson paper: pp. 392-407. The title page is included and the text block is complete, but the binding is missing. The interior is bright and very clean.

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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The Island of Dr Moreau: A Possibility

      New York: Stone and Kimball, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 249pp. Original first state black cloth with gilt lettering and top edge, "Stone & / Kimball / New York" on foot. Near Fine or thereabouts with bright gilt, unsophisticated, some light foxing to endpapers, back and front hinges a little free, very slight chipping to front paste down's bottom edge. The first American appearance of H.G. Wells' science fiction classic, adapted into film numerous times.

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        An Evil Motherhood. An Impressionist Novel

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. x, 100pp., 20pp list of books in Belles Lettres by publisher Charles Elkin Mathews. Dark blue cloth hardcover with embossed bronze title and drawn spider web on front cover. Cloth binding has some light spotting, light shelf wear, and some wrinkles to cloth joints. Untrimmed page edges. This copy has 2 frontispieces separated by a tissue guard. The first illustration in the book by Aubrey Beardsley is often considered a "self portrait" and is the illustration cited in the description as first edition, second issue. The second illustration by Beardsley is the scarce "Black Coffee" illustration of two ladies at a counter with a cup of coffee in front. The original first edition, first issue of this book had the extremely limited "Black Coffee" illustration. The glossy Black Coffee illustration was produced by the "Swan Electric Engraving Company." Laurence Worms blog "Bookhunter on Safari" March 21st, 2013 writes according to Mark Lasner's Beardsley bibliography (item 94), "Lasner cites other authorities suggesting that just six copies (rather than twelve) were bound up with the earlier frontispiece, describes a genuinely later issue containing both frontispieces, and fills in the rest of the detail.

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        The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine & Applied Art. Volume 8, No. 39. Savoy Pigeons.

      London: The Studio, June 15. 1896 - Good in original wraps, which are detached. Contains Whistler's original lithograph "Savoy Pigeons." Way 188; Levy 164. Also contains a design in four colors by R. Anning Bell entitled "Herodias." Over 100 illustrations. The Whistler lithograph has very light foxing, with some offsetting along the top margin and upper right corner, no greater than 1.3 cm from the edge. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BRITISH BIRDS WITH THEIR NESTS AND EGGS

      London; nd. [ca.1896-99]: Brumby and Clarke. Hard Cover. Quarto. In six volumes, illustrated by F.W. Frohawk in black & white with the birds eggs presented in color. Each volume bears a different bird classification as adopted by Howard Saunders in his Illustrated Manual. Bound in 1/4 dark red cloth over red cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt; small owner's name neatly embossed on front free endpaper; internally clean and bright with tissue guards present over eggs. A lovely, near fine set.

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        Poems Chosen Out Of The Works Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

      8vo. 100pp. One of 300 copies printed. Bound in original limp vellum with ties intact. Printed in red and black throughout. Title page and first leaf of text set within wide woodcut borders. Decorative initials and borders to text. Complete with solander box.

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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

      Joseph Knight Company, Boston 1896 - 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 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 Frontispiece portraits. clxxix, 203 pp; vi, [205]-597 pp. 2 vols. 8vo Variorum Edition de Luxe, no. 64 of 250 copies.

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        Mando del General Weyler en Filipinas: 5 Junio 1888 - 17 Noviembre 1891: Apuntes y Documentos para la Historia política Administrativa y Militar de Dichas Islas. Con un Prácogo de Don Arcadio Roda.

      1896 - xxiii, 437 p. 19 cm. Cloth. Ex-library. Spine begins to loose. Text pages browned. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bulletin de l'Association Amicale des Anciens Elèves du Pensionnant de Juvigny-sur-Loison, Meuse (13 Premiers Numéros reliés en 2 Volumes, du N° 1 de Septembre 1896 au N° 13 de décembre 1908)

      2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane verte, Rédaction et Administration, 1896-1908 , 24-48-16-68-20-120-89-101-99 pp. ; Vol. II : 131 pp., 2 ff., 112 pp. et pl. hors texte, 2 ff., 98 pp. ; pp. 10-109 ; 86 pp., 102 pp. Rare recueil suivi réunissant les 13 premiers numéros, enrichi de plusieurs documents originaux, dont le récépissé de déclaration de l'Association en 1903. Bon état (rel. très lég. frotté, un f. coupé dans le n°6) pour cet ensemble de la plus grande rareté. Français

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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.

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        The Nelson Memorial. Nelson and his Companions in Arms.

      4to. Recently rebound in half dark blue morocco, spine with gilt-ruled raised bands and gilt centre tools of a sailing ship, top edges gilt; many portraits, facsimiles, and other illustrations, including mounted photogravures; foxing to the mounts, otherwise a very nice copy. First edition of this well-illustrated work, this being one of 100 numbered large paper copies. "Very many lives of Nelson have been written from almost as many different points of view. With these the present work does not enter into competition. The author has elsewhere related the story of Nelson's career in some detail, and has not attempted to repeat it here; but while dwelling on the principal incidents in Nelson's life and on the glories of his achievements, he has endevoured to describe some of the influences which tended to form Nelson's character; some of the men, second only to himself, from whom he derived his inspiration; some of those who so nobly worked with him in securing liberty and establishing the greatness of England ..." (Preface).

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        L'Afrique byzantine

      Ernest Leroux, Paris 1896 - Extremely rare. Histoire de la domination byzantine en Afrique (533-709). Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1896. First edition. In-8, xiv & 644 pages, 11 plates, 2 maps, one of them slightly torn with no loss of text. A few stamps. Contemporary half-leather, a near fine copy. Charles Diehl was the highest French authority on Byzantines studies, he held the chair of Byzantine history, specially created for him, at the Sorbonne for 35 years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Document signed in his full names, (Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher George Francis Maurice, 1862-1914)

      1896 - naming H.J.P.Woodhead and W.T.Western, of Woodhead & Co., of 44 Charing Cross, London, Navy Agents and Bankers, his Attornies "to . receive from . the Paymaster General . all . Salary . Bounty Money, Prize Money . Smart Money . for my own or any other service in any of Her Majesty's Ships . or any Merchant Ship . and also to . negotiate and sell all Navy Victualling Bills .", signed also by George H. MORRIS, Engineer H.M.Y. 'Victoria & Albert', printed with manuscript additions, 1 side 13¼" x 8½", title on conjugate leaf, no place, 26th August short closed tears in blank margins at folds Cradock was a Lieutenant on the Royal Yacht, 1894-1896. Out in China in 1900, Commander Cradock led the British Naval Brigade at the capture of the Taku Forts and the relief of Peking, for which he was promoted Captain. He more than once performed personal feats of gallantry in saving life at sea and showed himself a bold and fearless leader in action. He was awarded the silver medal of the Board of Trade in connection with the SS Delhi, in which the Duke of Fife and his family were wrecked off Morocco. In 1914 he commanded a British squadron in the Pacific, which was attacked off the coast of Chile on 1st November 1914 by Graf von Spee and destroyers including the Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau, Cradock engaged against superior odds and went down with his ship. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Complete Works

      1896. BURNS, Robert. The Complete Works of Robert Burns. Philadelphia: Gebbie, 1896. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary full dark blue crushed morocco, gilt-ruled boards, gilt-decorated spines with thistle motif, gilt dentelles, red watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and unopened. $4500.Limited edition set, number 7 of only 17 copies of the Skibo edition, attractively bound. Illustrated with 60 splendid etchings, including a frontispiece portrait of Burns, as well as a number of woodcuts, maps and facsimiles.This remarkable and comprehensive set, described as “self-interpreting,” was intended to interpret and translate the Scottish dialect in BurnsÂ’ poems for American and English readers. “For the first time the English-speaking public is put in a position to understand Burns readily, to enjoy his caustic wit, his genial humor, his wondrous power of fancy, and to appreciate his unrivalled richness of diction and felicity of expression” (from the editorÂ’s preface). With text in both dialect and “translated.” Seven of the volumes have been rebacked with the original spines laid down. An attractively bound and finely illustrated set.

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        Stockholms inlopp med segel- och ångfartyg.

      Akvarell, signerad "H. Müller" och daterad 1896. 47 x 34 cm. Herman Müller var framför allt akvarellmålare och utförde stadsvyer från Stockholm samt mellansvenska kust- och insjölandskap. I egenskap av dekorationsmålare utförde han på 1860-80-talen även ridå- och teaterdekorationer för Dramtiska teatern, Södra teatern, Djurgårdsteatern och Nya Teatern.

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        Mucha, Alphonse - Lorenzaccio, Sarah Bernhardt.

      AFFICHE VAN DE GROOTMEESTERAffiche ontworpen door Alphonse Mucha voor het toneelstuk ?Lorenzaccio?? uit 1896 naar het verhaal van Alfred de Musset met Sarah Bernhardt in de hoofdrol. Lithografie. Afm. 100,5 x 38,2 cm.In Lorenzaccio speelde Sarah Bernhardt de tragisch romantische mannelijke held, Lorenzo de M?dici, ten tijde van het beleg van Florence door hertog Alexander (16e- eeuw), die in het affiche gesymboliseerd wordt door een vervaarlijke draak die het wapen van de M?dici bedreigt. Lorenzo beraamt de moord op Alexander, gesymboliseerd door de dolk die de draak doorboort in het paneel aan de onderkant van het affiche. Sarah Bernardt, nooit bang om een mannenrol uit te voeren, maakte van Lorenzaccio een van de klassieke rollen van haar repertoire.Alphonse Mucha werd geboren in Moravi? (huidig Tsjechi?) en is onlosmakelijk verbonden met de Art Nouveau, aanvankelijk 'le style Mucha' genoemd. Als geen ander wist hij de Slavische ziel met een licht melancholische inslag weer te geven. In 1887 vertrok Mucha naar Parijs. Heel de stad was overweldigd door zijn werken en de affiches werden zelfs van de straten geroofd. De sierlijke lijnen, frisse pastelkleuren en weelderige motieven in zijn illustraties van sensuele vrouwen, werden de iconen van het fin de si?cle.Een dergelijke vormgeving, zachte kleuring en verbluffend subtiele tekenkunst was v??r Mucha nog nooit eerder vertoond en gaf richting aan de Art Nouveau. Toch wilde Mucha niet dat zijn werk als ?Art Nouveau?? bestempeld werd, in zijn ogen was kunst eeuwig en kon nooit nieuw zijn. Ook in onze tijd is Mucha nog steeds wereld beroemd.Met dit schitterende affiche bereikt Mucha?s Art Noveau een hoogtepunt, het samenspel van weloverwogen details maakt het tot een meesterwerk.Prijs: ?3.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 17 Bde. (A-Z), Bd. 18: Ergänzungen, Nachträge und Register; Bd.: 19: Jahres-Supplement 1898 - 1899; Bd. 20: Jahres-Supplement 1899 - 1900 . Eine Enzyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens.

      Leipzig, Bibliograph. Institut, 1896 - 1901 Gr.8°, ca. 17.800 S., unzähl. chromolithogr. Abb. u. Karten, OHLdr. goldgeprägt und floralen Prägungen des Deckels, rundum prachtvoller marmorierten Schnitt u vergoldetes Vorsatzpapier., Kanten u. Rücken etwas berieben, min. stockfleckig, 1 Bd. wasserändig, 1 Bd m. kleiner Stauchung am hinteren Deckel. 5. gänzl. neubearbeitete Auflage. sehr dekorative Pracht-Ausgabe mit ca 17.000 Seiten. Enthalten sind etwa 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen. 1.088 Tafeln. davon 164 Farbtafeln. Ohne den vierten Ergänzungsbd.(1900-1901) Versand D: 20,00 EUR Lexika

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        Hirtenpfad in Südtiroler Berglandschaft 1896

      - Technik: Bleistift auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "27. 8. 96. Partschins Bauer". Grösse: 44,1 x 29,2 cm (Darstellung). Beschreibung: Nach Studienjahren in München lebte Konstantin Bauer ab 1878 in der Nähe von Meran. An der Münchner Akademie hatte er sich unter seinem Lehrer Johann Leonhard Raab mit der Radierkunst vertraut gemacht. Später wandte er sich dem Zeichnen und der Aquarellmalerei zu. Südtirol, insbesondere die Gegend um Meran, war die Landschaft, in der er seine bevorzugten Motive fand. Unsere Zeichnung zeigt eine kleine Partie nahe Partschins bei Meran. Das stimmungsvolle Blatt beschwört noch einmal die Bildinhalte des 19. Jahrhunderts, die Weide als Domäne des Hirten in seiner Verbundenheit mit der Natur, die Felsblöcke im Vordergrund als Ausdruck der Einsamkeit. Die Darstellungsweise ist jedoch schon dem Realismus der Jahrhundertwende verpflichtet. Der menschenleere Weg, der Weidezaun, der keine Herde mehr abschirmt, sowie die sommerliche Belaubung der Bäume werden dem Betrachter ganz naturalistisch vor Augen geführt Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS

      Austin: L. E. Daniel, Publisher, 1896., 1896. First edition. First edition. Thick quarto. Full brown morocco with front cover professionally restored in full leather, decorated front and rear endpapers, 762 pp., all edges gilt, double column, dedicatory preface, introduction, illustrated, portraits, index. Basic Texas Books 23 says "This is Brown's most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was completed shortly before his death. Most valuable of all are accounts of the numerous fights and skirmishes between early Texans and Indians. Only in J. W. Wilbarger and A. J. Sowell does one find a comparable amount of historical data on this facet of Texas history. Brown was himself a participant in some of the bloodiest battles." There are many photographs of early prominent Texans, along with a biographical sketch of each pioneer. A near fine, tight copy of a very scarce book.

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        LA COUTELLERIE DEPUIS L'ORIGINE JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. LA FABRICATION ANCIENNE & MODERNE.

      Chatellerault, France: Imprimerie H. Riviere, 1896. Complete in six volumes. Rebound in modern gray cloth with minor shelfwear. Original blue printed wrappers bound-in. 2008 pages of text in total. Illustrated with 334 plates including 2 in color. The wrappers are moderately soiled, with minor soiling, creasing and a few small chips. The text is lightly and evenly browned. Published between 1896-1904. The texts are clean and unmarked. First editions.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Fine Commemorative plaque commemorating their visit to France in 1896 (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution), ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina)]

      1896 - embossed with the Imperial Eagle at the top and showing Nicholas and Alexander head and shoulders in profile, him in uniform and her in evening dress, in the lovely sage blue of the Imperial court, 11½ inches across, France, At the time of their visit this was created for them to give to members of their court as a souvenir. It is unusual to find this plaque in such excellent condition. In 1893 the Russian fleet visited Toulon and in 1894, the year of Alexander III's death and Nicholas's accession, Russia and France signed a treaty of alliance. The Tsar and Tsarina were the first to visit France since the entente. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Familiar Epistle in Verse and Prose

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

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        Through Jungle and Desert

      Macmillan & Co, New York 1896 - 535 pp, profuse ill, Chanler was an ardent hunter, a friend of T Roosevelt an discoverer of the Chanler's reedbuck. He hunted extensively throughout Eastern Africa following in the footsteps of VonHohnel and Teleki. Internally nice, recased in orig. cloth. Fold out maps (one has a very small piece missing). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Mucha, Alphonse - Lorenzaccio, Sarah Bernhardt.

      AFFICHE VAN DE GROOTMEESTERAffiche ontworpen door Alphonse Mucha voor het toneelstuk ?Lorenzaccio?' uit 1896 naar het verhaal van Alfred de Musset met Sarah Bernhardt in de hoofdrol. Lithografie. Afm. 100,5 x 38,2 cm.In Lorenzaccio speelde Sarah Bernhardt de tragisch romantische mannelijke held, Lorenzo de Médici, ten tijde van het beleg van Florence door hertog Alexander (16e- eeuw), die in het affiche gesymboliseerd wordt door een vervaarlijke draak die het wapen van de Médici bedreigt. Lorenzo beraamt de moord op Alexander, gesymboliseerd door de dolk die de draak doorboort in het paneel aan de onderkant van het affiche. Sarah Bernardt, nooit bang om een mannenrol uit te voeren, maakte van Lorenzaccio een van de klassieke rollen van haar repertoire.Alphonse Mucha werd geboren in Moravië (huidig Tsjechië) en is onlosmakelijk verbonden met de Art Nouveau, aanvankelijk 'le style Mucha' genoemd. Als geen ander wist hij de Slavische ziel met een licht melancholische inslag weer te geven. In 1887 vertrok Mucha naar Parijs. Heel de stad was overweldigd door zijn werken en de affiches werden zelfs van de straten geroofd. De sierlijke lijnen, frisse pastelkleuren en weelderige motieven in zijn illustraties van sensuele vrouwen, werden de iconen van het fin de siècle.Een dergelijke vormgeving, zachte kleuring en verbluffend subtiele tekenkunst was vóór Mucha nog nooit eerder vertoond en gaf richting aan de Art Nouveau. Toch wilde Mucha niet dat zijn werk als ?Art Nouveau?' bestempeld werd, in zijn ogen was kunst eeuwig en kon nooit nieuw zijn. Ook in onze tijd is Mucha nog steeds wereld beroemd.Met dit schitterende affiche bereikt Mucha?s Art Noveau een hoogtepunt, het samenspel van weloverwogen details maakt het tot een meesterwerk.Prijs: ?3.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Le magasin d'auréoles

      First edition on ordinary paper, marked service de press (advance copy) at foot of lower cover; the only large paper copies were 5 on Japon and 17 on Hollande paper.Contemporary Bradel binding in half saffron cloth over marbled paper boards, spine with gilt floral motif, double gilt fillet and date to foot of spine, black shagreen title piece (faded) to spine, two corners very slightly bumped, covers and spine preserved (with some staining).Handsome autograph inscription from Hugues Rebell to Alphonse Daudet.A good copy complete with the publisher's catalog at end. Mercure de France Paris 1896 9,5x16,5cm relié

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        THE HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF AFRICA and of the notable things therein contained, written by al-Hassan ibn-Mohammad al-Wezaz al-Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus.

      London, printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1896.. Done into English in the year 1600, by John Pory and editied by Dr. Robert Brown 1896 . 3 Volumes, complete set, EX LIBRARY COPIES. 8vo approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 8 maps on 4 folding sheets, pictorial initals, pages: viii, i-cxi, [4], 5-224; [8], 225-698; [8], 699-1119, last volume includes index, original publisher's blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt picture of sailing ship to upper covers, pale yellow endpapers. Bindings rubbed, spines uniformly faded, head and tail of spines bumped and showing slight wear, slight wear to corners, a few pale marks to covers, small label removed from bottom of spines, labels removed from first pastedowns, purple ink library stamp to blank side of half-titles, title pages, and following 2 pages, first title page to first book in Volume 1 has stamp to blank side, all maps have purple stamp to blank side and blind stamp to top margins, not affecting images, one page in each volume has a blind stamp to a top margin at the beginning, pale stain and rippling to bottom corners of Volumes 2 and 3, not affecting text, pale scattered foxing, a little heavy in places, but all text readable, a small marginal tear due to bad opening, nowhere near text, otherwise a very good set. This set is heavy and will require extra postage costs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

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        Typed Letter Signed.

      1896. Signed. WHITE, Stanford. Typed Letter Signed. New York: May 25, 1896. Quarto, two pages on imprinted McKim, Mead & White stationery, framed with a sepia-toned photograph. Entire piece measures 27 by 16 inches. $3000.Fine two-page typed letter signed by American architect Stanford White to the American sculptor Frederick MacMonnies, discussing the controversial nude statue of Diana that he commissioned for the top of Madison Square Garden. Handsomely framed with a portrait.The letter is in typescript on the rectos of two sheets of paper with McKim, Mead and White letterhead. Dated May 25th, 1896, it begins with the salutation ""Dear Mac"" in White's large bold handwriting, and continues, in typescript: ""I have yours of the 13th and 14th. One half the things in the newspapers were inventions of the Reporters, and I do not believe that Larned said one quarter of what was attributed to him. He is really a good fellow, but a perfect idiot as far as art is concerned, and the Commander and all the rest of the Officers on the Board are always in a state of amusement at his art antics. They hadn't the faintest idea of assenting to his judgment in the matter. If I had not been greatly disturbed by the size of it, there would have been nothing further said about the matter. The new one is a great success, and everybody is tickled to death. For God's sake, do not misunderstand me about the Madison Square Garden decoration. My being disturbed in the matter was only about you, should any asinine criticism occur about it. Please go ahead and do it, and if there is the slightest trouble we will build a place for it ourselves.""I am sorry for the 'Loidy,' for she is a very sweet and lovely one, and had set her heart on getting an out-of-door nude, and would have paid a stiff price for it, but I will be damned if I am going to give her one of mine, in spite of her loveliness. Much obliged about the tapestries. The photographs have not come, but I suppose they will turn up. ""In regard to Mrs. S.V. White, I will do what I can to jolly her along, and you do the same. At the same time, she has not paid the slightest attention to the letter which I wrote her, and you must bear in mind also that nearly all the men over there think her very unreliable in regard to her highfalooting ideas regarding the Monument. ""I go fishing on Friday for six weeks, in Canada, so that if anything important happens that you wish me to answer, direct your letters to the Restigouche Salmon Club, Metapedia, P.Q., Canada.""I do not think that St. Gaudens will go this Spring as he intended. He has put it off until the Fall, but I am sure he will not go then. The Shaw, of course, is not finished. Nobody here has sold anything this Winter, everybody is hard up and the times are pretty bad. You are the only person I know of who is boiling along in glory and work. ""I was glad to hear from you, as I was afraid you were sick, or something had happened, and it was for that reason I telegraphed you. ""Bessie fell from her bicycle last week and broke a ligament in her leg and now has water on the knee, and is lying, poor girl, with her leg in plaster, and the probabilities are she will have to use crutches for six weeks or two months. ""I hope that Mrs. MacMonnies and the babe are well. Give them both my love, and much of it to you, old man. Come over soon."" White has signed the letter in his own hand, with an elaborate flourish, ""Affectionately, Stanford W."" The scandalous sculpture to which White refers in this letter is the controversial nude Diana, which graced the top of White's new Madison Square Garden central tower like a weathervane. Cast by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it was originally installed in 1891, and then was re-cast as White felt its size was out of proportion to the building. (It was taken down in 1925, and now resides at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.) White's assessment that New Yorkers were ""tickled to death"" represented the view of at least some residents as a newspaper of the time remarked dryly that ""The Square is now thronged with clubmen armed with field glasses. No such figure has ever before been publicly exhibited in the United States."" It was at a Madison Square Garden party that White was shot dead by the Pittsburgh millionaire Harry K. Thaw, in a rage over Thaw's wife, the former chorus girl and White mistress Evelyn Nesbit. The sensational Thaw murder trial was called at the time the ""trial of the century."" Two small holes near bottom of pages, affecting two letters of typescript on first page only; otherwise fine condition.

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        Sizilien - Prunk und Pracht zu Zeiten der Leoparden. Mit einer CD der Deutschen Grammophon Tomasi di Lampedusas Sizilien mit Audio-CD [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Jean-Bernard Naudin Gerard Gefen Lydia Fas

      

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra

      New York: Macmillan, 1896 First edition, American Issue. Published simultaneously with a U.K. printing by Henry & Co. The exact publication dates have been difficult to track down. I've seen contemporary British book publication catalogs listing the British issue as occurring in August, which would place it after this American issue, and I've also seen other documents reversing the priority. Nevertheless, the issues appeared within months of one another.****** The best copy on the market. Sharp and sound with bright gilt. Clean interior with owner's name on the front endpaper. Half title and title page carelessly opened resulting in two ~1 inch closed tears, front hinges a touch rubbed otherwise a nice, fine copy.

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