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        Complete Works

      , 1896. 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

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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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        Superb sepia reproduction of Edward HUGHES'S (1832-1908, Portrait Painter) portrait of the Queen, signed and dated on the mount (of Denmark, 1844-1925, Queen of Edward VII)

      1896 - in pencil, showing her full length, wearing a wonderful gown and standing next to a pillar, 19" x 11

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        Finely penned Document signed, in French with translation, to the President of Peru, (1835-1909, from 1865 King of the Belgians, his backing of Sir H. M. STANLEY led to the founding of the Belgian Congo)

      1896 - (Nicol

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        The Evolution of the Art of Music

      

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

      1896 - the tsar's plate has the Imperial Crest and the French Crest at the head and lists "Moscou 1886, Paris 1893, Toulon 1893", on the sides are images from the visit of Alexander III in 1891 and the Russian Fleet visiting Toulon in 1893, at the bottom are portraits of Admiral Avellan and General Dragomiroff commemorating the "Grandes Manoeuvres 1895" and in the centre is a portrait of the Tsar, the Tsarina's plate commemorates their coronation, at the head the Priest receiving the couple at the church of the Assumption, on either side are images of the couple in front of the priest and being crowned, at the bottom are their crowns with orb and sceptre, again in the centre is an image of the Tsarina, each 7

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        Poussières de Paris

      - Fayard frères, Paris s.d. (1896), 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Associazione a bradel in ... L'invio autografo firmato e datato da Jean Lorrain Jean Hebrard: "... queste poche ondate di Bigorre, fiori di montagna e l'esilio. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin caramel, élégante reliure pastiche signée de T. Boichot. Envoi autographe daté et  signé de Jean Lorrain à Jean Hébrard : "... ces quelques vagues de Bigorre, fleurs de montagne et d'exil. Une pâle mouillure en tête des derniers feuillets.  

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        Shapes in The Fire.

      London, John Lane at Bodley Head. 1896. First Edition. First Issue. 8vo. 324pp. 14pp ads + 12pp. ads dated 1896. Publishers mid brown cloth titles and decoration in red and gilt to spine, front board and rear board. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Some very light darkening and soiling of the cloth but nevertheless a bright, strong and handsome copy of a scarce volume in the Lane Keynotes series; a beautful creation which also encompassed Shiel's Count Zaleski, Farr's The Dancing Faun and Machen's Three Imposters. Internally clean. A very good copy indeed.

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        Superb large unsigned photograph (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assasinated after the Revolution), ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina)]

      1896 - showing the tsar with his family seated and standing in the garden of Sergei's country house in Russia, Ilinsky, near Moscow, where the family went for a quiet rest after the coronation. Apparently it was a "time filled by amusement followed by amusement. It was a period of buoyant almost mad gaiety in a giddy whirl of enjoyment" according to Marie of Romania. Back Row: NICHOLAS II, VICTORIA (Alberta, 1863-1950, Grandaughter of Queen Victoria, daughter of Princess Alice of Hesse), PAUL (1860-1919, Grand Duke of Russia, youngest brother of Alexander III), ERNST LUDWIG (1868-1937, last reigning Grand Duke of Hesse & By Rhine, 1892-1918), FERDINAND (1865-1927, King of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern) & his wife MARIE (Alexandra, 1875-1938, daughter of Alfred Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha) and BEATRICE (Leopoldine Victoria, 1884-1966, Princess, daughter of Alfred Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg, wife (1909) of Alfonso, 5th Duke of Galliera, grandson of Isabella II and cousin of both Alfonso XIII and Queen Ena) Front Row: ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA, ELISABETH (Alexandra Louise Alice, 1864-1918, Grand Duchess Ella of Russia, daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, wife of Sergei of Russia, became a nun and was murdered by the Bolsheviks), SERGEI MIKHAILOVITCH (Grand Duke, 1869-1918, killed by the Bolsheviks at Alapaievsk, Cousin of Tsar Alexander III), MARIE (1853-1920, Grand Duchess, wife of Alfred Duke of Edinburgh, daughter of Alexander II, Tsar of Russia) and VICTORIA MELITA (1876-1936, wife of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and secondly of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria) very slight creasing along the centre has been professionally repaired This photo was taken in 1896 after the lavish coronation and the appalling tragedy of Khodinka. The young Empress Alexandra was at the height of her beauty much to the jealousy of her Edinburgh cousins.

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        L'Image. 1896-1897. Num

      - Paris, Floury, 1896-1897. Fort in-4, 383-(1)-8 pp., reliure demi-maroquin rouge

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        L'enterrement d'une étoile

      First edition on ordinary paper.Half dark brown cloth over marbled paper boards, mustard-colored paper endpapers and pastedowns, top edge gilt. Handsome and moving inscription from Alphonse Daudet to his mother-in-law Léonide.This copy is enriched with an autograph note on two pages by François Daudet, which traces the path of this work within the Daudet family. Illustrated by Luigi Rossi.A good copy. Lib. Borel Paris 1896 7,5x14,5cm relié

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        The Poetical Works

      London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd.,, 1896?1910. 12 volumes, small octavo (133 x 101 mm). Quarter vellum, green morocco labels, gilt tooling to spines, blue cloth boards, plain cream endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Spines ever so slightly tanned, an excellent set. The People's edition. A particularly attractive set of Tennyson's works.

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        Le magasin d'auréoles

      - Mercure de France, Paris 1896, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - Edizione su carta corrente, punzonatrice servizio del secondo piede piatto, è stato girato solo 5 Giappone e Olanda in 17 grandi giornali. Associazione a bradel metà percaline zafferano, liscia indietro con un motivo floreale in oro, doppio filetto e data la coda d'oro, parte del titolo dolore diradamento nero, carta marmorizzata piatto, due angoli molto leggermente urtato, copertine di libri e colonna vertebrale conservati e avendo macchie, contemporaneo vincolante. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Alphonse Daudet. Bella copia completa del catalogo di redattore-fine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, poinçon de service de presse en pied du deuxième plat, il n'a été tiré que 5 Japon et 17 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline safran, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet et date dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir éclaircie, plats de papier marbré, deux coins très légèrement émoussés, couvertures et dos conservés et comportant des taches, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Hugues Rebell à Alphonse Daudet. Agréable exemplaire complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine.

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        Exceptional original unsigned Russian cabinet photo by Levitsky, the Imperial Photographers, (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution), ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina) with their daughter OLGA (1895-1918, Grand Duchess)]

      1896 - showing the young couple three quarters length with the Tsarina holding their infant daugher, the Tsar is wearing uniform and his wife is informally dressed, the baby is wearing a lacy white dress, 6½" x 4¼", no place, but St Petersburg, Nicholas and Alix's wedding was originally scheduled for the spring of 1895, but it was moved forward at Nicholas's insistence. Staggering under the weight of his unexpected new office following the death of his father at the age of 49, he had no intention of allowing the one person who gave him confidence to leave his side. Instead, Nicholas's wedding to Alix took place on 26 November 1894, which was the birthday of the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, and court mourning could be slightly relaxed. Alexandra wore the traditional dress of Romanov brides, and Nicholas a hussar's uniform. Olga, their first daughter, was born just under a year later on 15th November.

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        Exceptional collection of 4 large format unsigned photos and 9 cabinet format photos, a pen and ink drawing of the Prince on his Ashanti Expedition and a photo of the Expedition, (Prince Henry Maurice, 1858-1896, Colonel, Husband of Princess Beatrice, youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, father of Ena, Queen of Spain)]

      1896 - the large photos are the last formal pictures of the Prince taken before he left for his ill-fated Ashanti expedition, against the wishes of Queen Victoria and show him three quarters length in various poses, 11" x 7½", and the cabinets are from the same sittings, 6" x 4", the sketch is annotated by Ena underneath "On the road to Kumassi, January 1896 (Ashanti Expedition)" and shows the party resting in the Jungle, 8" x 6", the photo which has the same annotation underneath shows members of the Expedtion, 6½" x 4½", Windsor, Osborne & Ashanti, 1895 and January The formal photos were taken before the Prince left England and given to his daughter Ena. The Ashanti shots were brought back after the ill-fated expedition and given to Queen Victoria who gave them to Princess Ena from whose albums these came. The annotations are in her hand. The Prince fought against living with his mother-in-law and this expedition was a sign of this rebellion. Unfortunately he succumbed to a fever.

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        La Bohème (Scene de La Vie de Bohème di Henry Murger) 4 Quadri di Giuseppe Giacosa e Luigi Illica... Opera Completa per Canto e Pianoforte (A) Netti Fr. 15 - Riduzione di Carlo Carignani. [Piano-vocal score].

      Milano: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 99000], [1896]. Quarto. Original publisher's dark brown flexible boards with highly decorative stamping gilt, decorative dark ivory endpapers printed in brown. Housed in a custom-made half dark red morocco clamshell box with rounded spine with rules and titling gilt, lined in dark red felt. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso reproduction bust-length photographic portrait of Puccini), 1f. (recto facsimile autograph inscription to Marchese Carlo Ginori-Liscii, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's copyright statement and device), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto index, verso blank), 1f. (recto excerpt from Murger's novel and statement by librettists Giacosa and Illica, verso blank), 1f. (recto note regarding scene 1, verso blank), 82, 1f. (recto note regarding scene 2, verso blank), 83-158, 1f. (recto note regarding scene 3, verso blank), 159-214, 1f. (recto note regarding scene 4, verso blank), 215-269, [i] (blank) pp. A presentation copy, with an autograph inscription signed in ink to surgeon Luigi Scellingo dated February 2 [18]96: "Al carissimo amico dott. Luigi Scellingo ricardo G. Puccini Roma 1. [?2] 96." With small publisher's oval blindstamp to inner corners of first few leaves dated January 1896. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; endpapers partially split at hinges. Minor foxing and soiling. First Edition, first issue. Very rare. Hopkinson 4A. Crawford p. 354. Schickling 67.E.1. Fuld p. 379 (2 copyright deposit copies, in Milan and at the Library of Congress, both of which are engraved. Fuld considers these not to be part of the first commercial edition to which the present copy belongs). No mention of the premiere on title page. All of the music to the final page is in Common time. Hopkinson records 6 copies of the first issue, three of which are copyright copies held in Rome, Milan, and at the Library of Congress. "The other copies in the Turin Conservatorio, the British Museum [the British Library] and the Bodleian Library are blindstamped 1896 but in each case the date of the month is unfortunately indecipherable. It certainly looks therefore as if the opera was first published at the end of January 1896 when the work was first performed." Hopkinson p. 14. The present copy of the first issue (unrecorded) would appear to be the only copy to have the decipherable numeral "1" (January) visible within the blindstamp, confirming the publication month as January. Dr. Luigi Scellingo is recorded as a surgeon in the Annvario del Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, Rome 1902, p. 311. It is possible that he was the son of noted Roman doctor Mariano Scellingo (1844-1925). The date of the inscription is somewhat unclear, as Puccini appears to have incorporated a small caricature of a face (possibly a self-portrait as a moustache is clearly visible) as part of the date; the composer is known to have occasionally included "doodles" of a similar nature in various contexts such as autograph letters, etc. From documented letters, it is known that Puccini was in Rome between February 12th and 15th 1896. La Bohème had its Rome premiere on February 22nd of that year at the Teatro Argentina.

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        Realenzyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche (Vollstädige Ausgabe in 24 Bänden). Begründet von J. J. Herzog.

      Leipzig: Hinrichs.1896 - 1913, 1913. Dritte verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage unter Mitwirkung vieler Theologen und Gelehrten Band 1: 800 S., Band 2: 780 S., Band 3: 832 S., Band 4: 811 S., Band 5: 800 S., Band 6: 808 S., Band 7: 804 S., Band 8: 788 S., Band 9: 812 S., Band 10: 883 S., Band 11: 763 S., Band 12: 820 S., Band 13: 804 S., Band 14: 808 S., Band 15: 820 S., Band 16: 812 S., Band 17: 816 S., Band 18: 812 S., Band 19: 844 S., Band 20: 860 S., Band 21: 928 S., Band 22: 482 S., Band 23: 816 S., Band 24: 699 S., 25,5 x 17,4 cm, Halbleder-Einband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, Lederecken, marmorierter Schnitt. Einbände leicht berieben, Stempel/Namenseintrag auf Vorsätzen, vereinzelt Streichungen im Text. Band 7 mit größere abschabung auf dem Buchdeckel. Band 10 mit Orginal Ergänzungsbogen des Verlages. Alle Bände sonst gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        A Child's Garden of Verses.

      8vo., bound by Stikeman in half gilt ruled dark burgundy morocco over marbled paper boards, spine panelled and lettered in gilt with gilt thistle centre tools, all edges gilt. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. A handsome copy. First Robinson illustrated edition, large paper copy, limited to 250 copies on Japon vellum. From the library of George J. Gould with his Georgian Court engraved bookplate. Georgian Court is now the home of Georgian Court University. George Jay Gould I (February 6, 1864 - May 16, 1923) was a financier and the son of Jay Gould. He was himself a railroad executive, leading both the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW) and the Western Pacific Railroad (WP).

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        INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS

      L. E. Daniel, Publisher, 1896., Austin - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas

      L.E. Daniell 1896 - Austin: L.E. Daniell, [1896]. First Edition. Octavo (12" x 9.25"); 762p. Rebound in red leather with gilt lettering, with marbled endpapers and page edges. Boards show some rubbing/bumping along edges and corners with some scuffing to face and along joints. Front hinge reinforced between free endpaper and flyleaf and still opens shakily, though binding is holding soundly overall. Paper repair to bottom corner of flyleaf. Sam Houston plate opposite p 640 torn cleanly horizontally but repaired with tape. A few marginal checks in pencil, else pages are unmarked. Not an ex-library copy. [Basic Texas Books 23; Howes B-857] [AB-293] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Golf Book of East Lothian.

      Dirleton, 1896. - xix, 516, [2], xxxiv, [1] pp. + 9 full-page plates (added for this edition) from paintings and photographs (mostly photogravure and/or sepia-tone), including frontispiece portrait; numerous illustrations throughout chiefly from photographs, some from paintings and facsimiles. 28.5x22 cm. (11x8¾"), original half dark green morocco and gilt decorated green cloth, gilt trophy cup vignette on the front cover, another gilt-vignette on spine, lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt. No. 142 of 250 copies. First (Large Paper) Edition. Signed by John Kerr on the limitation page. The rare large paper format of the first written account of an individual golf area or club history. Slight wear at spine ends and corners, light foxing and smudging at fore and bottom edge of text block; foxed on verso of front and rear free endpaper; very good copy of a golf classic. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 6]. 4 pièces à deux pianos (Le 1er piano pouvant aussi être joué seul). Autograph musical manuscript signed "Ch. K

      [1896]. Folio (335 x 270 mm. with several leaves in slightly smaller format). Unbound. 1f. (title), 1-7 (no. I), [8] (blank), 9-13 (no. II), [14] (blank), 15-23 (no. III), [24] (blank), 25-[34] (no. IV), [ii] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on printed 20-staff music paper with blindstamp of Y. Lard-Esnault / E. Bellamy, Paris. No date. With extensive autograph annotations and corrections. Dedications to upper right corner of the first page of each piece: "à madame L. Salomon" (no. I); "à monsieur J. Berry" (no. II); "à monsieur Jean Huré" (no. III); à mademoiselle Juliette Toutain" (no. IV). Directives and cue-size notes for performance on one piano only, all crossed out in pencil. Various layers of further corrections and annotations (including pagination) in graphite and colored pencil (green, blue, and red), in different hands, most probably including the composer's. Autograph note in ink to right of title page: "à arranger pour Piano Flute Hautbois Clarinette Cor Basson." Some soiling and browning; outer bifolium torn at spine and lower edge; lower end of final leaf (ca. 70 mm.) trimmed; remnants of adhesive labels to foot of p. 1; final leaves slightly creased and with small tears. Koechlin's earliest known work for piano. Orledge p. 329 (where this particular manuscript is not recorded; another manuscript of the score and sketches is, however, recorded as being held in the Yves Koechlin archive). "[Koechlin's] unworldly and uncompromising nature undoubtedly contributed to his neglect as a composer during his lifetime, and he attached great importance to the high opinions of his music expressed by Milhaud, Roussel, Falla, Fauré and other composers whom he, in turn, admired. In retrospect these opinions have been vindicated, and Koechlin's originality, visionary breadth and profundity place him well above the rank of petit maître. Rather, as Wilfrid Mellers concluded as early as 1942, he 'is among the very select number of contemporary composers who really matter'." Robert Orledge in Grove Music Online. The present manuscript was used by the engraver of Alphonse Leduc, Paris, for the first (and only) edition of the work, published in 1899, plate number 10186. As one would expect from the deletions in the present manuscript, the printed edition lacks the directives and cue-size notes for performance on one piano only. According to Orledge, the suite "is an arrangement of a solo piano work... The most attractive movement... is the third, slightly reminiscent of Debussy's 'En bateau' from the Petite Suite of 1888-9." (op. cit., p. 72-73). The present manuscript would allow for the reconstruction of the original solo piano version. The arrangement for piano and wind quintet hinted at on the title page apparently never materialized.

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        La Légende Dorée

      Traduction française de H. Piazza, dessins et lithographies de A. Lunois, un des 25 exemplaires (numérotés de 36 à 60), sur papier de chine, avec un double état en noir de toutes les planches, bois et lithographies (exemplaire n°48 signé par les auteurs, un des exemplaires imprimés spécialement pour L. Conquet), 1 vol. in-4 reliure plein maroquin mosaïqué sous étui bordé, plat sup. orné d'un beau décor floral mosaïqué (palme du martyre, rameaux d'olivier, couronne d'épines), dos à 5 nerfs, non rogné, toutes tranches dorées, chasses ornées, gardes doublées de soie, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signé Canape R. D. et datée de 1903, Librairie Artistique, G. Boudet, 1896, 156 pp., avec 76 lithographies en couleurs et 77 encadrements gravés sur bois Magnifique reliure mosaïquée signée de Georges Canape et datée de 1903, établie pour un des 25 exemplaires du tirage sur chine comportant un double état en noir de toutes les planches, bois et lithographies (des rouss., très lég. frott. aux nerfs). Successeur de son père et héritier du matériel de Belz-Niedrée, Georges Canape s'appliqua à la dorure dès 1899, d'où la signature Canape R.D. (Relieur-Doreur). Français

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        Gesammelte Abhandlungen in 4 Bd. herausgegeben von seinen Kindern

      Verlag von Gustav Fischer 1896. Halbleder ausg. Biblio.Ex. mit den typischen Kennzeichnungen, etwas nachgedunkelt, sonst Innen sauber und gut lesbar, Band 1: Befruchtung, Vermehrung, und Systematik der Algen mit einem Bildnis des Verfassers und 28 lithographischen Tafeln. Band 2: Phycomyceten, Charen, Moose, Farne mit 32 litographischen Tafeln. Band 3: Zellenbau, Morphologisches, Hisorisches mit 32 lithographischen Tafeln, Band 4: Chlorophyll, Assimilation, Lichtwirkung, Sauerstoffabgabe, Osmotische Versuche mit 22 lithographischen Tafeln und 7 Abbildungen im Text Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Les Trophées [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur à Jean de La Hire ]

      1 vol. in-18 reliure demi-chagrin maroquiné à coins bleus, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, tête dorée, double filet doré en mors et coins, Oeuvres de José-Marie de Hérédia, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, s.d. (circa 1896), V-218 pp. Exceptionnel exemplaire enrichi d'une belle dédicace de José-Maria de Hérédia à Jean de La Hire ("A Jean de La Hire, son confrère et ami"), et du long commentaire manuscrit rédigé par le dédicataire, exposant les circonstances de l'envoi, le 3 avril 1903 : "La dédicace ci-contre a été mise sur ce livre le jour où j'allais demander à M. de Hérédia d'accepter la présidence d'honneur de l'Alliance Latine. Il l'accepta et me fit visiter toute la bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, dont il est administrateur. Cette visite est racontée en détail dans mon Journal à la date du 4 avril. Puis, Aymard et moi accompagnâmes M. de Hérédia, en fiacre, jusqu'au 110 du Brd Haussmann, où il allait faire soigner son oreille gauche, car il est complètement sourd de la droite, et la gauche est un peu atteinte". Etat très satisfaisant (qq. frott. à la reliure). Français

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        A Prophetic Romance: Mars to Earth

      First edition. 8vo., pp. [ii], 283, [iii], first and final leaves blank. Some smudgy marks to front endpapers, title-page and pp.14-19; some bookseller's notes pencilled to ffep. Publisher's olive green cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board. A little cocked, edges rubbed with endcaps and corners beginning to wear slightly but still a good, sound copy.A very scarce first edition copy of this early American science-fiction novel, part of the late nineteenth-century surge of utopian and dystopian literature. Seemingly set in the late 20th century and written largely from the perspective of the pseudonymous Lord Commissioner, the novel imagines a restructured America which now includes Canada and Central America. The President is a woman, the Capitol and its congressmen having been blown up by irate citizens. Founded by the progressive journalist B.O. Flower (1858-1918), Arena Publishing Co. produced over 20 such volumes of 'fantastic' fiction during it's short (1890-6) period of operation. The company was notoriously radical, publishing both fiction and non-fiction books related to progressive causes.

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        Stops Of Various Quills [signed, Limited To 50 Copies]

      NY: Harper and Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Sepia; Large paper edition signed on the limitation page in black ink by both Howells and Pyle. Frontis done on China Paper tissue along with two others, headpieces and vignettes in sepia, and historiated initials in black, by Pyle. 1/2 cream cloth over granite blue boards and printed spine label. Number 34 of only 50 copies signed by Howells and Pyle. Edges untrimmed. ; Signed by Author & Illustrator; 0 .

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        Poussières de Paris

      1896. Fayard frères, Paris s.d. (1896), 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Fayard frères, Paris s.d. (1896), 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Associazione a bradel in ... L'invio autografo firmato e datato da Jean Lorrain Jean Hebrard: "... queste poche ondate di Bigorre, fiori di montagna e l'esilio. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin caramel, élégante reliure pastiche signée de T. Boichot. Envoi autographe daté et  signé de Jean Lorrain à Jean Hébrard : "... ces quelques vagues de Bigorre, fleurs de montagne et d'exil. Une pâle mouillure en tête des derniers feuillets.  

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        Im Lande des Mahdi. Reiseerlebnisse.

      Freiburg (Fehsenfeld) 1896 - jeweils 1.- 5. Tsd. 3 Bände (so komplett). 638 (1), 587 (1), 571 (1) S. Ln der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rücken und den roten Blättervorsätzen und marmoriertem Schnitt. Einbände gering angeschmutzt, Kanten teilweise berieben, etwas schief gelesen, insgesamt noch gut erhalten. = Karl Mays gesammelte Reiseromane Band XIV, XV, XVI. Sehr seltene Erstausgabe Plaul 276.1; 279.1; 280.1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Exploration of the Caucasus

      London: Edwin Arnold, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes in original green cloth, pp xxiii, 278; x, 295, complete with 76 full-page photographic plates, 4 color folding maps (one in rear pocket), 3 folding panoramas, additional illustrations in the text. Boards have some old insect nibbling at the edges, corners bumped, spines browned as usual; internally clean and sound. Bookplate of R. Jewell, Thurleigh House, on front pastedown of each volume. Freshfield (1835-1934) was a geographer and accomplished mountaineer. "While still a schoolboy he ascended Mont Blanc, and in the 1860s and 1870s made at least twenty first ascents, chiefly in the lesser-known Italian Alps....In 1868 he explored, together with Charles Tucker, Adolphus Moor, and his lifelong friend François Devouassoud, the central Caucasus, which, except for the lower heights, were then unknown. He made the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546 ft), Elbrus (18,470 ft), and several other peaks, and recorded the existence of large glaciers in the regions between them." After returning to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889, he published this work, which was the authority on the region for many years. The photographs by Sella are regarded as some of the finest mountain images ever produced. Shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders. Please enquire.

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        Il Manoscritto Messicano Vaticano 3773 / Die Anahuacschen Handschriften

      Aus einem Nachlass: Il Manoscritto Messicano Vaticano 3773 Die Anahuacschen Handschriften Codice Messicano Vaticano no. 3773 Da ich auch nicht genau wusste was es ist habe ich mal im Internet recherchiert und folgendes gefunden. Ein Faksimile aus dem Jahre 1896 eines Precolumbian mexikanischen Kodex . Erstellt durch den Herzog von Loubat aus dem Original, das in der vatikanischen Bibliothek untergebracht ist. Herzog Joseph Florimond Loubat, der Titel wurde ihm von Papst Leo XIII in Anerkennung seiner großen Verdienst für die katholische Kirche verliehen, war ein US-amerikanischer Philanthrop. Er interessierte sich unter anderem für die pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Geschichte und Archäologie. Insbesondere studierte er und schrieb Kommentare zu einer Reihe von noch erhaltenen präkolumbischen Codizes, einschließlich diesem hier. Um einen Fehler in einer früheren Beschreibung und Transliteration dieses Kodex zu korrigieren, beauftragte er 1898 eine Faksimile-Ausgabe mittels Photochromography. Reprodoziert wurden der gesamten 48 Blätter des Codex in Leporello Faltung sowie die Reproduktion der hölzernen Bindung des Codex. Es wurden fünfzig Exemplare des Faksimile erstellt. Untergebracht jeweils in einer Holz - Leder-Box zusammen mit drei Pamphleten über den Codex. Eine in Englisch, eine in italienischer Sprache, und eine in Spanisch. Außerdem habe ich ein Antiquariat in den USA gefunden das das Buch für 2.625 US Dollar anbietet. ( zu googlen unter: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks). Codice Messicano Vaticano no. 3773 ) Leider kann ich auch nicht sagen wann und wie das Teil in den Besitz meines Onkels gekommen ist. Zustand: Von den 3 Pamphleten über den Codex sind nur noch 2 vorhanden, wobei das eine in einem schlechten Zustand ist. Jedoch kein Schriftverlust. Das Leporello hat leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Besonders am Anfang. Das Papier ist gewellt und leicht beschädigt. Am Rand sind die Bilder etwas verwaschen. Ob von Anfang an so war oder ob es Gebrauchsspuren sind kann ich nicht sagen. Die Holzdeckel des Leporello sind an den Kanten leicht bestossen. Auf der einen Seite sind Reste eines Aufklebers. Auf der anderen Seite sind 2 Aufkleber. Die kl. Aufbewahrungsbox (Maße: 18,5 x 15 cm. 5,5 cm hoch) hat teils deutliche Gebrauchsspuren. Denke das auf den Bildern alles gut zu erkennen ist. Sollte etwas unklar sein bitte vor dem Bieten weitere Bilder anfordern (habe noch einige gemacht die ich ja leider nicht alle einstellen kann) oder eine weitere Beschreibung.

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        Journal, etc., of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia (with plates and plans). 1894.

      Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, October, 1896. Foolscap folio, 32 pp., with 13 full page photogravure plates and four larger folding maps and sheets bound in (including the large map measuring 1290 x 1290 mm., and a plan of the Hermannsburg mission measuring 822 x 587 mm.); a fine copy in polished brown half calf by Sangorski, spine label. First edition of 1896 publishing the results of the Horn scientific expedition and completing the series of inland exploration accounts published by government printer Charles Edwin Bristow in Adelaide throughout the 1890s. The verso of the title page lists the cost of printing, revealing that 650 copies were published (of which a significant proportion were withdrawn).The expedition was privately financed by wealthy Adelaide speculator and philanthropist William Austin Horn. When this report appeared by order of the parliament of South Australia, Horn personally requested that it be withdrawn given his rights of ownership of the cartographic and scientific data collected during the expedition. His request was granted, leaving a limited number of copies in circulation.Winnecke published the results the following year against Horn's wishes using the four maps and sheets lithographed for this parliamentary report, including the impressive map of central Australia.This is an excellent copy of a scarce book, one of the last nineteenth-century milestones in inland exploration and scientific research. Given the acrimony surrounding the publication of the expedition's findings, this first edition is significant for the inclusion of two images of the members of the expedition. The first portrait is a formal sitting with Horn alongside Winnecke, Baldwin Spencer and the scientists. The second image depicts Horn with his men at the Alice Springs camp, interestingly the group includes two turbaned (and presumably Afghan) cameleers and an Aboriginal companion.

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        The Book of the Magi. A Complete System of Occult Philosophy, consisting of Natural, Celestial, Cabalistic, and Ceremonial Magic; Invocations; Conjurations of Spirits, etc., etc. Biographical Sketch of seventeen great Philosophers and Adepts.

      W. W. Harmon, Boston 1896 - W. W. Harmon, Boston 1896. 4° [256 x 186 mm]. With many b/w diagrams, illustrations, tables etc. and five b/w plates (on better paper). 1 (w), 1 (Frontispiz von Barrett), 7 Bl., 285 S. OLwd. mit Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt. Ferguson (Collection) I, S. 67 und Ferguson (Bibliotheca Chemica) I, S. 75. Pritchard 94. [First US Edition]. Unabridged Reprint of Barrett's Magus, Lackington, Allan and Co., London 1801 (this US edition from 1896 includes a one page publisher's note following the title page). [Ungekürzte Ausgabe, mit neuem Satz, etwas kleiner gedruckt und durchgängig paginiert, so ergibt sich bei vorliegender Ausgabe die Seitenzahl (die Abbildungen und Tafeln unverändert, die 5 Tafeln auf besserem Papier)]. Zur Ausgabe 1801 siehe Caillet 767. Ferguson (Collection) I, S. 67 und Ferguson (Bibliotheca Chemica) I, S. 75. Pritchard 94. Weiterhin mit Abbildungen bei Francis King "Magie. Eine Bilddokumentation." Zu Barrett siehe Drury S. 72. Greer S. 104. Roberts S.115. - "The Magus did offer the public a fairly complete occult manual, which taught the principles of arithmology and correspondences, planetary and Kabbalistic magic, and scrying technique. A series of potted biographies of "Great Magicians" completed the work [Zoroaster, Hermes Trismegistus, Apollonius of Tyana, Peter De Abano, Albertus Magnus, John Dee and Edward Kelly, Agrippa etc.]. There was stuff aplenty for the aspiring magi, as well as for the gothic novelists who were a part of the same reaction against classicism and pure reason." [Joscelyn Godwin: The Theosophical Enlightenment, State University of New York Press]. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek "The Theosophical Society Shanghai, China" [Shanghai Lodge]. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Rücken mit zwei Bibliotheksmarken. Seitlich und unten unbeschnitten. Buchspiegel mit Exlibris von "Edward I[saac] Ezra". Vorsatz und 1 (w) Blatt mit kleinem dezenten chinesischem Stempel. Titelblatt unten etwas fl. u. dort auch berieben, sonst vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Sprache : en

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