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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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        Posie or from Reveille to Retreat (1896 1st Edition)

      The Robert Clarke Company. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. 1896. 1st edition. Book has light shelfwear, else Very Good Plus condition. 194 pages. The Robert Clarke Company. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 194 pages; At phx store .

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        Berthe Morisot (Madame Eugène Manet)

      First edition, printed on laid and no mention of this exhibition catalog devoted to Berthe Morisot, following his death at the Durand-Ruel Gallery 5 to 21 March 1896.original preface by Stéphane Mallarmé.Frontispiece, a photo etched portrait of Berthe Morisot by Edouard Manet.Tiny spots on flat minor, a head restoration of the first flat, nice interior state without freckles. Galerie Durand-Ruel Paris 1896 18,5x24,5cm broché

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        La croisade des enfants

      First edition, one of 460 copies on vergé à la forme.Autograph inscription from Marcel Schwob to Paul d'Armon.Illustrated with a lithograph by Maurice Delcourt on the cover.A good copy.  Mercure de France Paris 1896 11,5x15cm broché

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        1896 ?. [In the Memory of the Coronation of their Imperial Majesties in Moscow in 1896].

      Skt. Peterburg German Goppe 1896 - Folio (41.3 x 30.7 cm), two parts in one volume. Lithographed title, half-title, letterpress title, 100 pp.; [2], 210, iv pp., with 1 double page plate and multiple illustrations in text, many full page. Publisher's calf spine over creme cloth boards decorated red, black, gilt and silver, all edges gilt, upper and lower covers of dust jacket preserved. Fresh example in original binding of this luxurious edition celebrating the coronation of Nicholas II of Russia. The first part comprises an overview of all the coronations that took place in Russia during almost 300 years reign of the Romanov dynasty. The second part is dedicated exclusively to the description of the coronation of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II and his spouse Maria Fedorovna, following in detail preparations for the occasion, the ceremony itself and later festivities. The text is richly illustrated with scenes of the coronation, images of the Imperial regalia, and reproductions of menus and programmes for the festivities. A beautiful work produced by one of the best publishers of illustrated books in Russia; rare in original binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kochbuch der Reichstagsküche. Tausend Originalrezepte der Tafel- und Frühstücksspeisen aus der Küche des Deutschen Reichtstages nebst hervorragenden Festspeisenkarten.

      Berlin, 1896. 247 Seiten., 4°. rote illustrierte OLeinwand., Einband etwas berieben und verblichen, Papier altersbedingt leicht gilb, gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kochen, Berlin, Reichstag

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        Bateau rouleur "Ernest-Bazin".

      . ____ Ensemble de brochures sur le bateau rouleur "Ernest-Bazin". Ce navire sera lancé sur la Seine en 1896. Propulsé par hélice, il est perché à six mètres au dessus de niveau de l'eau sur une plate-forme supportée par d'énormes roues flotteurs, actionnées par des moteurs. Le navire doit littéralement rouler sur l'eau, sans glisser, en donnant très peu de frottement, d'où une économie d'énergie pour une vitesse plus importante que celle d'un bateau ordinaire. Mais ce "singulier monument aquatique" (selon la revue La Nature de 1896) ne donne pas satisfaction lors des essais menés en pleine mer au large du Havre et en Angleterre, à l'été 1897. Le bateau rouleur se révèle instable. Sa vitesse est décevante. Par deux fois, il doit avoir recours aux services d'un remorqueur. Au même moment, l'Américain Chapman, pillant sans doute certaines idées de Bazin, imagine un navire un peu semblable, sans succès... Contient : - PARROT, G. Essai sur la théorie et le calcul du navire rouleur Bazin. Paris, F. Juven, 1896. 16 pp. - THEVENET-LEBOUL, DIBOS. Rapport sur les expériences du navire rouleur "Ernest-Bazin" effectuées à la mer le 20 Juillet 1897. Paris, Imprimerie Chaix, 1897. 15, (9) pp. -VRANKEN, V. Note sur le Bateau-Rouleur l'"Ernest-Bazin". Cherbourg, 1897. (1) pp. -VRANKEN, V. Notice on the "Ernest-Bazin" Roller Boat. Cherbourg, 1897. (1) pp. ( version anglaise du précédent) -GUERRIER, Auguste. Attestations des pilotes du port du Havre concernant la tenue à la mer du Navire rouleur "Ernest-Bazin". Le Havre, 1897. (4) pp. -GUERRIER, Auguste. Attestations of the pilots dof the port of Havre concerning the behaviour at sea of the "Ernest-Bazin" roller boat. Le Havre, 1897. (4) pp. (version anglaise du précédent) - REED, E.J. Rapport complémentaire de Sir Edward J. Reed à la société d'études et d'exploitation des navires rouleurs Bazin. Paris, 1897. (4) pp. (+ traduction dactylographié en anglais) - REED, E.J. Rapport de Sir Edward J. Reed sur les expériences du navire rouleur "Ernest-Bazin". Paris, imprimerie Chaix, 1897. 8 pp. - REED, E.J. Report of Sir Edward J. Reed to the Société d'études et d'exploitation des navires rouleurs Bazin. Paris, Imprimerie Chaix, 1897. 4 pp. (version en anglais du précédent) - 2 Photos du navire - Société d'études et d'exploitation des navires-rouleurs Bazin. Extrait du rapport du conseil d'administration à l'Assemblée générale ordinaire de MM. les Actionnaires en date du 12 décembre 1898. Paris, imprimerie Barthe et fils. (4) pp. - BAZIN, Ernest. Lettre à Messieurs les actionnaires de la société anonyme des Navires-Rouleurs Bazin. Paris, 1897. (2) pp. -Projet de contrat entre M. Bazin et un syndicat préteur disposé à fournir une somme de 300 000 francs indispensable à l'achat de machine neuves pour le bateau d'essai. Paris, 1897. (2) pp.*****. In-4. Collation : En feuilles.

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        Die Liparischen Inseln. Sechstes Heft: Alicuri.

      Mercy,, Prag, 1896 - Cm. 41, pp. viii, 29 (1). Con figure nel testo, 4 tavole a piena pagina ed una carta topografica a colori dell'Isola f.t. Leg. edit. in mezza tela rossa con punte con titoli a dorso e piatto. Segni a matita ad una carta bianca. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre ed importante monografia dedicata all'isola di Alicuri. Le illustrazioni incise sono vedute e scorci dell'isola. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DIVINE AND MORAL SONGS For Children. By the Reverend Isaac Watts DD. With Coloured Pictures by Mrs Arthur Gaskin.

      62 pages of text, plus a coloured frontispiece, pictorial title and 12 other full-page coloured plates by Georgie Gaskin, all printed upon Japanese vellum. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards, with four silk ties. Top edge gilt. 16mo. First edition. Though it has long been known that a limited edition was issued, we can find no recorded copies, and suspect that it is rare - probably limited to no more than twenty copies, and possibly as few as six. The book is usually found printed on ordinary paper, without silk ties. Last four pages unopened; rear endpaper a little spotted; else fine. From the library of Laurence W, Hodson, with his bookplate to the front fixed endpaper. Rare, we have been unable to trace another de-luxe issue of this book.

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        Absorption und Emission elektrischer Wellen durch Resonanz in Annalen der Physik und Chemie Vol. 57, 1896, pp. 1-14

      MAX PLANCK ON THE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION. Full volume with original wraps bound in at the rear. This paper was first published in the Proceedings of the Prussian Academy in 1895 followed by this publication in 1896. As early as 1894, Planck expressed an interest in the thermodynamics of radiation, writing "there is hope that we will also be able to achieve a more detailed understanding of those electrodynamic processes that are directly conditioned by temperature - as in heat radiation in particular - without having to make the laborious detour through the mechanical explanation of electricity" (Planck, Antrittsrede, 3). In 1895, Max Planck submitted a paper - this paper - to the Prussian Academy. "Building upon Hertz's treatment of electric oscillations using Maxwell's theory, Planck analyzed the absorption and emission of electromagnetic waves by electric resonators of dimensions small relative to the wavelength; he regarded this process as a way of understanding thermal equilibrium" (Jungnickel, Intellectual Mastery of Nature, 229). In this paper, "Planck studied the processes of absorption and emission of radiation by an electrically charged system having the same eigenfrequency as the radiation or, as he called it, a 'resonator' (Mehra, The Historical Development, 34). This work, Planck's theory of resonant scattering of electromagnetic waves, would later play an important role in Planck's work on black-body radiation. "In the 5 years leading up to his black-body radiation work, Planck tried to integrate the recently proven 'resonant Hertzian (electromagnetic) waves' with existing theories on energy and thermodynamics" (The Nature of Light, 1). This was the beginning of Planck's resonance hypothesis with respect to electromagnetic waves, a hypothesis he reemploys at the beginning of his first black-body paper in 1901. ALSO INCLUDED: Papers by Zermelo and Boltzmann. CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig: Barth. 1896. 4to. (9 x 6 inches; 225 x 150mm). Full volume with original wraps bound in at the rear. Ex-libris bearing only stamps on the half-title and title page. Very handsomely rebound in three-quarter black calf over marbled paper boards. Tight, solid, and very clean. The interior, too, is clean and bright. Very good to near fine condition.

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        Narrative of James Murrells ' ("Jemmy Morrill") Seventeen Years' Exile among the wild blacks of North Queensland, and his life and shipwreck and terrible adventures among savage tribes; their manners, customs, languages, and superstitions; also Murrells' rescue and return to civilization.

      Brisbane: Edmund Gregory, 1896. Small octavo, 45 pp., two photographic reproductions, original printed blue paper wrappers, preserved in a silk-lined green morocco box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Rare nineteenth-century edition of an important account of the shipwreck of James Murrells and the subsequent seventeen years he spent living with an Aboriginal tribe near Mount Elliott on the Queensland coast south of Townsville. First published in 1863, this 1896 edition has an interesting foreword by the editor and Government Printer of Brisbane, Edmund Gregory.'In 1846, the ship Peruvian was wrecked on her way from Sydney to China. A raft conducted seven of the survivors to the shore near Cape Cleveland. Three died before they had been landed a fortnight. The others were then discovered by the blacks. When both sides had recovered their mutual astonishment and alarm, they made each other's acquaintance. The natives appeared to have treated them with kindness and consideration... After seventeen years wandering with the blacks, he eventually (in 1863) approached the fence of a sheep-yard... and, upon being challenged by the settlers, was able to find words to the effect that he was a shipwrecked seaman. His story was obtained from him with great difficulty, owing to his reticence. Examined by the Police Magistrate of Rockhampton "he contented himself with monosyllabic replies, and augmented rather than satisfied the thirst of his audience for information".' (Ferguson). Very toned but the paper otherwise good; worn at the spine.

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        Jude the Obscure. With an etching by J. Macbeth-Raeburn and a map of Wessex. FIRST EDITION.

      Osgood, McIlvaine. (Wessex novels, vol. VIII.) 1896[1895] Half title, front., map; leaves sl. browned. Partially uncut in orig. dark green vertical-ribbed cloth, gilt monogram on front board, spine lettered in gilt. t.e.g. A v.g. bright copy.Wolff 2979; Purdy pp86-87. With the early gatherings in the first state, all partially blank pages between A-H are numbered.

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        Ueber den Einfluss des atmosphärischen Kohlensäuregehalts auf die Temperatur der Erdoberfläche.

      First edition, offprint Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt, 1896. A mint copy of the paper in which Arrhenius gave the first quantitative study of the 'greenhouse effect' and the relation of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere to global warming. Arrhenius "developed a theory for the explanation of the glacial periods and other great climatic changes, based on the ability of carbon dioxide to absorb the infrared radiation emitted from the earth's surface. Although the theory was based on thorough calculations, it won no recognition from geologists" (DSB). Joseph Fourier proposed already in 1824 that gases in the atmosphere might increase the surface temperature of the Earth. It was however Arrhenius who investigated this quantitatively and worked out a relationship between CO2 levels and the earth's temperature. "He examines the importance of carbon dioxide in the earth's heat balance and concludes that a doubling of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere would result in an average global temperature increase of about 6 Kelvin's, or 6°C. He publishes his results in the paper "On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground" (Parkinson, p.433).8vo: 216 x 140 mm. Original printed wrappers, mint. Offprint from 'Bihang till K. Svenska Vet.Akad. Handlingar'. pp. 102.

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        The Other House.

      London, William Heinemann. 1896. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 8vo. Publisher's light blue cloth, light edgewear and scuffing, bumping to spine and some very light rubbing to extremities. Some darkening to the spine but essentially clean, strong and tight. Shows extremely well. Internally clean and fresh, front inner hinge cracked to gutter. Ink ownership to front pastedowns of both volumes. A very handsome set, printed in a run of only 600 copies, scarce by any account and especially so in this condition. Even more interesting is the fact that this copy is inscribed by James to the half title of volume 1 to a 'Mrs. Hill' in the year of publication. Mrs. Hill in this case was Jane Dalzell Finlay; daughter of the owner of the Northern Whig newspaper and the wife of the editor [Frank Harrison Hill] of the London Daily News. A journalist and prolific correspondant of such arts luminaries as Henry Irving for example Mrs Hill was in addition a literary critic for the Daily News and The Saturday Review. She made the acquaintance of Henry James in 1877 having just composed a review of his 'Daisy Miller', saving her most severe approbation for 'An Internatonal Episode'. Interestingly James wrote a long and detailed letter to Mrs. Hill defending his creation and responding to various points presented in her review. This letter (found in Henry James: A Life in Letters) remains the only letter from James responding to a critic. James and Mrs. Hill continued to correspond and indeed became friends. A few other examples of James' work inscribed to Mrs. Hill exist amongst the darkened stacks of the rare book world, but this is a particularly handsome and scarce example.

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        Journal of the Right Honorable Sir Joseph Banks during Captain Cook's first voyage

      London: Mac Millan & Co, 1896 xlix+466 pages with engraved portrait frontispiece and one other plate, 5 maps and index. Octavo (9" x 6") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.1st edition.He was the second son of the famous botanist and regius professor of botany at Glasgow University Sir William Jackson Hooker and Maria Sarah Turner, eldest daughter of the banker Dawson Turner and sister-in-law of Francis Palgrave. Hooker attended his fathers lectures at the university from age 7, and formed an early interest in plant distribution and the voyages of explorers like Captain James Cook. He was formally educated at the Glasgow High School and went on to study medicine at Glasgow University, graduating M.D. in 1839. After completing his studies he was qualified for employment in the Naval Medical Service, he joined Captain James Clark Ross's Antarctic expedition to the South Magnetic Pole after receiving a commission as assistant-surgeon on the HMSS Erebus. The Erebus voyage lasted 4 years and 5 months and visited numerous locations in the southern oceans. Led by renowned polar explorer James Clark Ross, the expedition consisted of two ships, the Erebus and the HMS Terror and was the last major voyage of exploration made entirely under sail. The ships left England and rounded the Cape of Good Hope, they wintered in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and New Zealand and visited sub-Antarctic Islands and Antarctica. In the second year of the expedition, he was appointed their botanist. The ships arrived back in England on September 4, 1843. His father had recently been appointed director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and through his connections secured an Admiralty grant of 1000 pounds to cover the cost of the production of plates for his son's Botany of the Antarctic Voyage's by Walter Hood Fitch. Hooker's collections from the voyage eventually formed six volumes, two volumes each of the Flora Antarctica (1844-47), Flora Novae-Zelandiae (1851-53) and Flora Tasmaniae (1853-59). Failing to gain an academic position at the University of Edinburgh, his fathers influence led to Hooker's appointment to the Geological Survey of Great Britain in 1846. This role stimulated his interest in palaeobotany. While on the Erebus, Hooker had read proofs of Charles Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle provided by Charles Lyell and had been very impressed by Darwin's naturalism. When following his return to England he was approached by Darwin who asked Hooker if he would classify the plants that he had collected in the Galapagos. Hooker agreed and the pair began a life-long correspondence, in a letter in 1844 Darwin shared with Hooker his early ideas on the transmutation of species and natural selection. Their correspondence continued throughout the development of Darwin's theory and later Darwin wrote that Hooker was "the one living soul from whom I have constantly received sympathy". (Wikipedia)Condition:Light edge wear, corners bumped, cover some what faded with some foxing to spine else a very good copy issued without jacket.

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        Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

      New York: D Appleton and Company, 1896. Description:vi+158+[12 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original cloth with black letter to spine, red decorative florets to cover and Maggie in gilt with black back ground, deckled edges . Housed in red slipcase. (BAL 4075) Two states noted, (1) Title page printed in upper and lower case letters and (2) Title page printed in capital letters only. First edition, first printing.Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is an 1893 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). The story centers on Maggie, a young girl from the Bowery who is driven to unfortunate circumstances by poverty and solitude. The work was considered risqué by publishers because of its literary realism and strong themes. Crane – who was 22 years old at the time – financed the book's publication himself, although the original 1893 edition was printed under the pseudonym Johnston Smith. After the success of 1895's The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie was reissued in 1896 with considerable changes and re-writing. The story is followed by George's Mother.Condition: Publisher's printed cloth binding, heavily soiled else a very good copy in a very good slipcase

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        The Dwarf's Chamber.

      London, Ward Lock. 1896. First edition. 8vo. 386pp6pp ads. Publisher's black cloth title in gilt to spine and decorated in white and red to front board. Light edgewear, bumping to head of spine, the book would be catalogued as near fine were it not for an unfortunate centimetre square chip of loss to the base of the spine. An extremely handsome copy with a single, albeit rather glaring defect. Internally clean and fresh. Inscribed by Fergus Hume to the front flyleaf: 'With Kindest Regards, Fergus Hume, 13 xi 96' An immensely prolific author, if never quite repeating the promise of Hansom Cab, inscribed Hume is very desirable.

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        Tares e poisons. Perversion et perversité sexuelles

      Georges Carrà, 1896. Une enquete médicale sur l'inversion. Notes et documents. Le roman d'un inverti-né. Le procés Wilde. La guérison et la prophylaxie de l'inversion par le Dr Laupts. Préface par Emile Zola. 8vo. pp. 372. Molto Buono (Very Good). Piccole abrasioni al risguardo per asportazione di ex libris. Buon esemplare, dagli interni ottimi, con normale patina del tempo. .

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        Journal of the Right Honorable Sir Joseph Banks during Captain Cook's first voyage

      London: Mac Millan & Co, 1896. xlix+466 pages with engraved portrait frontispiece and one other plate, 5 maps and index. Octavo (9" x 6") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.1st edition.He was the second son of the famous botanist and regius professor of botany at Glasgow University Sir William Jackson Hooker and Maria Sarah Turner, eldest daughter of the banker Dawson Turner and sister-in-law of Francis Palgrave. Hooker attended his fathers lectures at the university from age 7, and formed an early interest in plant distribution and the voyages of explorers like Captain James Cook. He was formally educated at the Glasgow High School and went on to study medicine at Glasgow University, graduating M.D. in 1839. After completing his studies he was qualified for employment in the Naval Medical Service, he joined Captain James Clark Ross's Antarctic expedition to the South Magnetic Pole after receiving a commission as assistant-surgeon on the HMSS Erebus. The Erebus voyage lasted 4 years and 5 months and visited numerous locations in the southern oceans. Led by renowned polar explorer James Clark Ross, the expedition consisted of two ships, the Erebus and the HMS Terror and was the last major voyage of exploration made entirely under sail. The ships left England and rounded the Cape of Good Hope, they wintered in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and New Zealand and visited sub-Antarctic Islands and Antarctica. In the second year of the expedition, he was appointed their botanist. The ships arrived back in England on September 4, 1843. His father had recently been appointed director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and through his connections secured an Admiralty grant of 1000 pounds to cover the cost of the production of plates for his son's Botany of the Antarctic Voyage's by Walter Hood Fitch. Hooker's collections from the voyage eventually formed six volumes, two volumes each of the Flora Antarctica (1844-47), Flora Novae-Zelandiae (1851-53) and Flora Tasmaniae (1853-59). Failing to gain an academic position at the University of Edinburgh, his fathers influence led to Hooker's appointment to the Geological Survey of Great Britain in 1846. This role stimulated his interest in palaeobotany. While on the Erebus, Hooker had read proofs of Charles Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle provided by Charles Lyell and had been very impressed by Darwin's naturalism. When following his return to England he was approached by Darwin who asked Hooker if he would classify the plants that he had collected in the Galapagos. Hooker agreed and the pair began a life-long correspondence, in a letter in 1844 Darwin shared with Hooker his early ideas on the transmutation of species and natural selection. Their correspondence continued throughout the development of Darwin's theory and later Darwin wrote that Hooker was "the one living soul from whom I have constantly received sympathy". (Wikipedia)Condition:Light edge wear, corners bumped, cover some what faded with some foxing to spine else a very good copy issued without jacket.

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        THE EGYPTIAN STRUWWELPETER Being The Struwwelpeter Papyrus. With full text and 100 original vignettes from the Vienna papyri. Dedicated to children of all ages.

      Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Quarto. Some wear to corners of boards; cracking at joints; ownership inscription; else an excellent copy of this rare and desirable parody. Originally published in Germany in 1895. See Baumgartner Vol. 1 page 72.

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        Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents; Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence.

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1896. First edition, in original printed wrappers, of the discovery of radioactivity. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 was shared between Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity," and Marie and Pierre Curie, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel." "Becquerel was born in Paris and studied civil engineering at the École Polytechnique. Having obtained his diploma in 1877, he opted for a career as a scientist. He did research in optics, took his PhD in 1888, and was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences a year later. In 1892 Becquerel became professor at the Natural History Museum in Paris, like his father and grandfather before him (and later his son after him). In 1895 he was also appointed professor at the École Polytechnique. His speciality (as that of his father and grandfather) was the study of uorescence and phosphorescence. These are properties of materials to emit light if properly stimulated, usually by irradiation with light of shorter wavelength than that of the emitted light... In the Académie des Sciences Röntgen's discovery [of X-rays] was discussed in January 1896. It was quite natural for Becquerel to wonder, as Poincaré had suggested, whether X-rays were produced by some kind of phosphorescence. "Becquerel began investigations with materials which were phosphorescent if exposed to sunlight. Because of its scienti c tradition the Museum possessed many samples of such material. This was a decisive advantage which he had over his competitors. His technique was clear and simple. He wrapped a photographic plate in thick black paper, protecting it from light, placed on it the phosphorescent substance, exposed the arrangement for some time to the direct sunlight, and nally developed the plate. Since X-rays were known to traverse the paper, the plate would be blackened if X-rays were produced. At rst the results were negative. But when he used a sample of potassium uranyl disulphate K2UO2 (SO4)22H2O, he observed an effect which he reported to the Academy on 24 February [in 'Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence']. "A week later, on 2 March 1896, Becquerel reported again to the Academy [in 'Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents']. It is this report that contained the discovery which would make him famous [our emphasis]. We rst quote from a paragraph dealing with repetitions of his previous experiment: A photographic plate, gelatine with silver bromide, was enclosed in an opaque frame in black cloth, closed on one side by a sheet of aluminium; if one exposed the frame in full sunshine, even for a whole day, the plate was not fogged; but, if one had xed on the aluminium sheet, on the outside, a lamella of uranium salt [...] and if one exposed it for several hours to the sun, one recognised, after one had developed the plate in the usual way, that the silhouette of the crystalline lamella appeared in black on the sensitive plate. "The unexpected discovery is described two paragraphs further down [p. 502]: I shall insist in particular on the following fact which seems to me very important and outside the phenomena one could expect to observe: The same crystalline lamellas, placed with respect to photographic plates in the same way [...] but kept in the dark, produce again the same photographic prints. Here is how I have been led to make that observation: Of the previous experiments some had been prepared on Wednesday 26th and on Thursday 27th of February and, since on these days the sun had shown itself only intermittently, I had kept the experiments prepared and placed the frames back in the dark into a drawer, leaving the lamellas of uranium salt in place. Since the sun had also not shown itself the following days, I developed the plates, expecting to nd very feeble images. The silhouettes appeared, on the contrary, with great intensity. "Becquerel then went on to describe how he repeated experiments in complete darkness with the same result. Thus besides X-rays (or Röntgen rays) there was yet another kind of new rays, which were emitted seemingly without cause by a certain phosphorescent substance although that substance had not been stimulated to phosphoresce. "During the course of 1896 Becquerel continued to investigate these rays. Still in March he found that they discharge an electroscope, i.e., they give some electric conductivity to air [reported in 'Sur quelques propriétés nouvelles des radiations invisibles émises par divers corps phosphorescents,' pp. 559-564]. He also performed observations, which later turned out to be erroneous, namely, that the rays could be re ected, refracted, and could possess polarization. These erroneous ndings seemed to attribute to Becquerel's rays most of the properties of ordinary light; they seemed to be better understood than Röntgen rays. It can be assumed that for this reason there was little interest in them for the next two years. In May 1896, Becquerel found out that all uranium compounds, phosphorescent or not, which he had studied, emitted rays. He concluded that pure metallic uranium should show the strongest radiation and con rmed that hypothesis by experiment. Becquerel now called his rays uranic rays. At the end of 1896, he reported on the absorbing power of different materials with respect to his rays. Moreover, he stressed the fact that the source of energy, which makes uranium emit rays, was completely unknown. "We can summarize the events of 1896 in Paris by stating that Becquerel discovered radioactivity. He found it to be a property of the element uranium. It could be detected photographically and electrically. An unknown source of energy had to exist to keep the radiation going" (Brandt, The Harvest of a Century, pp. 10-12). There is some confusion in the literature as to which of Becquerel's six papers in Vol. 122 of Comptes Rendus represents the discovery of radioactivity. Garrison & Morton ascribe the discovery of radioactivity to 'Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence,' in which Becquerel observes the effect of uranium sulphate on photographic paper but wrongly believes it to be due to phosphorescence caused by the effect of sunlight on the salt. PMM incorrectly states that the discovery was first reported in Becquerel's third paper 'Sur quelques propriétés nouvelles des radiations invisibles émises par divers corps phosphorescents,' which only describes the effect of the rays on an electroscope. As Brandt correctly states, and as is clearly established by the quotation above, it was in Becquerel's second paper in this volume, 'Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents,' that the discovery was made: the effect of the uranium salt on a photographic plate was observed even though the effect of sunlight on the salt had been excluded. Garrison & Morton 2001. Dibner, Heralds of Science 163; PMM 393 (both referring to the 1903 book edition of Becquerel's radioactivity papers). Norman 158 (complete journal volume). pp. 501-503 in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Académie des Sciences, Tome 122, No. 9, 3 March 1896. [With:] 'Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence,' pp. 420-421 in ibid., No. 8, 24 February 1896. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1896. Original printed wrappers.

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        ??????? [Hakureisui posut?] [Hakureisui Poster].

      [Osaka?].. (circa1910).. Colour lithograph poster 54.5 x 38cm. Two closed tears from margin, the largest running 3.5cm into the image, tiny chip and one small hole. Very good. This early 20th century Japanese advertising poster for the face lotion, Hakureisui (meaning literally white beautiful water) features the face of the most popular pin-up girl in Japan in the 1910s - the geisha later known as Teruha ?? . On the poster alongside Teruha is a cartoonesque image of an African (African American?) in a suit, his face double the size of Teruha's, each pointing to the skin of the other - a frightening example of racial stereotyping! Teruha was born as Takaoka Tatsuko ???? in Nara in 1896. Sold by her alcoholic father at the age of 12 into slavery, her fortune changed two years later when she began training as a geisha in Osaka, taking the name of Chiyoha ???. Due to her stunning and unusual looks she quickly became very well known. Over her career she had a number of liasons but probably the best known is her relationship with a playboy and high-end fashion dealer in 1911, as during their break-up she cut off her small finger to prove her love. Because of this scandal, she could not stay in Osaka and moved to Shinbashi, in Tokyo where she became a geisha named Teruha ??. In Shinbashi she was also a very popular and it was here that she became known as the "Nine-finger Geisha". Such was her fame that postcards with her image were published in large quantities and are still collected to this day. Teruha married twice but in both cases the marriage ended badly. Her first marriage to a stock broker brought her to the United States. While in New York she enrolled in a school to learn English where she had an affair with a woman. On her return to Japan the scandal of her affair in America became known and the marriage broke up. She returned to New York, later living also in London and Paris where it is thought she might have had a child. In the 1920s Teruha also appeared as a lead character in a romantic film. In 1935 she became a Buddhist nun at Gio-ji Temple in Kyoto, where it appears she lived happily until her death in 1994. Takegaki, the company which published this advertising poster for their lotion was located in Osaka. It appears the company is no longer in business. The caption on the poster at the lower right translates as: "For a face like this,[use] Hakureisui which removes pimples and makes [the face] white." The Japanese characters found in the frame on the lower left shows names of other medicines produced by this company. As Teruha appears to have her fingers in this image and the company was located in Osaka, it seems highly likely that the poster was produced before Teruha's move to Tokyo in 1911. .

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        Harper's Bazaar 1896. FULL YEAR BOUND VOLUME.

      New York. Harper Brothers. 1896. Massive volume; three-quarter leather binding 16 x 11 inches; 1100 pp. Fifty-two lavishly illustrated issues including Supplements. Of great interest are the 23 tipped-in folded patterns for clothing (on light-weight paper): these are for women's garments, young girls' garments; etc. Except for two that are loose, these are bound into the volume, and all are in very good condition. Copious illustrations of women's and young girls' costumes are featured in the newspaper; these include bicycling costumes, formal evening wear, sporting costumes, gowns for various occasions including weddings; also shawls, hats, embroidery patterns and more. Emphasis is placed on sport for women: side saddle horseback riding; crewing (rowing); basketball; golf; etc. Greatest emphasis, however, is placed on bicycling, with numerous illustrations depicting a woman and her "wheel"; considerable advertising aimed at this new market, eg. a full page article by Martha McCulloch-Williams endorsing Fibre Chamois with four illustrations of costumes by Redfern; also a multi-page article on "The Making of a Woman's Bicycle," and more. Full-page illustrations of costumes by M. Felix and House of Worth. Several pages in the December 12 issue are duplicated and/or bound out of sequence. There are several short marginal tears (repaired with archival tape). Abrasions to exterior: spine edges and corners of covers; overall very good clean condition. ITEM WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 20 LBS - WE WILL QUOTE EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES. The rear pages of each issue of the newspaper feature captioned cartoon images (6 x 4.5 inches or so) focusing on class-centered faux pas as well as African-American, Irish or Chinese characters whose utterances are rendered in dialect. The newspaper's extensive single and double-page illustrations focus on costumes of the day (many by Felix and Worth) but other features reflect wider-ranging interests: these include profiles of Helen Keller and Harriet Beecher Stowe and fiction by Octave Thanet. Illustrations of theatrical interest include illustrated product endorsements offered by Lillian Russell and Sarah Bernhardt. Loads of full-page illustrations of British royalty and English historical subjects make clear the Anglophile leanings of the publisher and no doubt the bulk of the newspaper's readers. The volume was part of the library of Jacob Kamm of Portland Oregon. Kamm, a prominent businessman in 19th century Portland, founded the Oregon Steam Navigation Company and was heavily involved in real estate in the city. His estate was valued at over four million dollars at the time of his death in 1912. The volume is in very good condition, tight and attractive in its binding. Uncommon in such good condition.

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        Faune 5

      Crayon sur papier. Original pencil drawing. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. Very nice condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Crayon sur papier Circa 1896 23 x 35 cm

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