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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.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ariadne Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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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]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Argon, a New Constituent of the Atmosphere

      Washington D.C. The Smithsonian Institution 1896 - Large octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Corners and tail of spine bumped slightly affecting leaves, else a very fresh copy in excellent condition. First edition, first printing of the first publication on the discovery of argon, which led to Nobel Prizes for its co-discoverers. "Few discoveries have been as dramatic as the discovery of argon in the atmosphere by Lord Rayleigh and William Ramsay, professor of chemistry at University College, London. The discovery of argon involved a bitter public dispute concerning the legitimacy of a chemical element whose most important characteristic was its inertness, and which forced the chemists to reassess the very notion of a chemical element." Rayleigh had begun work to determine the densities of atmospheric gases in 1882. In 1892 he uncovered a strange discrepancy between the atomic weight of atmospheric nitrogen and nitrogen derived from ammonia. Further experiments led him to the conclusion that the extra weight represented an unknown constituent of the atmosphere, and in 1894 Rayleigh and Ramsay joined forces in an attempt to isolate it. "Letters were written to The Times criticizing Rayleigh's and Ramsay's work, especially their unwillingness to make public the details of their investigations. Rayleigh and Ramsay kept the details private until they were absolutely certain about the new element because they wished to receive (which they did) the Smithsonian Hodgkins prize for discoveries associated with the atmosphere. The final announcement was made at a meeting of the Royal Society at University College, London, on 31 January 1895, less than a week after Lord Kelvin in his presidential address to the Royal Society had referred to the discovery of the new constituent as the greatest scientific event of the year. Lord Kelvin chaired the meeting to which the councils of both the Chemical and the Physical Society were invited. There were 800 people present when Ramsay read the paper. Rayleigh's comment at the end was quite characteristic: 'I am not without experience of experimental difficulties, but certainly I have never encountered them in anything like so severe and aggravating a form as in this investigation' (Rucker, 337)" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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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        Originale Zeichnung eines Pferdes

      1896 - Originale aquarellierte Zeichnung eines Rassenpferdes, markiert auf der linken Seite "Frl von Schultz Dratzag", Anschrift mit Bleistift auf der rechten Seite "Junger Herr, Reitpferd S.K.H.dem Kronprinzen, M.v.S.D. 1896; Das Bild ist in einem Holzrahmen der Zeit in gutem Zustand, 41x32 cm; M.v.S.D. steht f

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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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        Menu for 'The Royal Wedding Breakfast' in gold and silver, blue, red and green, (Prince Charles of Denmark, 1872-1957, 1st King of Norway on its independence from Sweden) & his wife Queen MAUD (Charlotte Mary Victoria, 1869-1938, Daughter of Edward VII)]

      1896 - in a lithographed frame with embossed crowned VRI at the head and conjoined C[harles] over an Anchor and M[aud] in ribbon script, both crowned, at the foot, with silver art nouveau ribbons at the sides, in French, beginning with Potage à la Princesse and Vermicelle à la Windsor, and ending for dessert with "Gelées et Crêmes" and "Patisserie assortie", a choice of 16 dishes in 5 courses, 8¾" x 5¾", [Buckingham Palace], for Wednesday 22nd July corners and edges somewhat worn, the menu bright and unaffected Prince Charles wore his Danish Naval Uniform for the wedding in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. The couple were cousins, Prince Charles being second son to (later) Frederik VIII, Queen Alexandra's brother. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 unsigned cabinet photo (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution) with his future wife ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina of Nicholas II of Russia)

      1896 - showing them standing together in outdoor clothes, he is wearing a casual suit and hat and has a walking stick and she has a skirt and jacket with a pillar box hat, no place but Balmoral, no date but slightly trimmed In 1896, after the Coronation, the Royal Couple made a Royal Progress around Europe, arriving at Balmoral in September and enabling the young Tsarina to see her much missed Grandmother Queen Victoria. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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