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        JANE EYRE

      London, New York [etc]: Oxford University Press, [nd]. 576pp. Large octavo (23 x 16.5 cm). Full wine red morocco, gilt extra, with a sequence of vertical rules on spine and boards, that on the upper board incorporating a stylized partial profile head of a woman, t.e.g. Plates and illustrations. Fine in fleece- lined, lightly rubbed cloth slipcase. Illustrated by Helen Sewell. The binding was executed by Jean Charles Eschmann (1896 - 1961), who apprenticed in his native Switzerland, and then came to the US in 1919. He worked at the Riverside Press, Cranfield Academy of Art, and headed the restoration and bindery lab for the National Library of Medicine located at the Cleveland Branch.

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        Svenska bibliotek och ex-libris.

      Anteckningar. Andra omarbetade och tillökade upplagan. I-IV:1-2. Sthlm, (1896)-1904. (4),VII,(3),467,(1) + (8),412 + (8),413-850,(1) + (2),666,(1) + (8),432 + (8),433-989,(1 blank),XCVIII s. & plr. Sex nötta, ljusbruna lackade hfrbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerade ryggar, infärgade titel- och deltitelfält samt övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade (Hedberg). Samtliga omslag medbundna. Ryggarna hårt blekta, tråkigt fläckiga och nötta. Med Nordiska bokhandelns etikett i samtliga volymer. Ett bra arbetsexemplar med fin inlaga. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 2613. Tryckt i en upplaga om 400 exemplar. Första upplagan utkom i tre volymer 1889-94. Arbetet som beskriver offentliga bibliotek, lånebibliotek och privata boksamlingar i Sverige från medeltid till 1900 avslutas med en förteckning över svenska bokbindare genom tiderna. I verket återfinns också många biografiska uppgifter rörande bibliotekarier, boksamlare och bokbindare. Carlanders insats för den svenska bokhistorien är svår att överskatta och även om en mängd uppgifter saknas eller är ofullständiga är "Svenska bibliotek och ex-libris" ett mycket användbart uppslagsverk och fortfarande det bokhistoriska standardverket rörande Sverige.

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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]

      G. Ricordi & C. [PN 99000], Milano 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 carrissimo 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hans Christiansen: Die Woge (Originalzeichnung)

      1896 - Kohle, Farbstifte und Deckweiß auf getöntem Papier 48 x 36,2 cm Rechts unten signiert und bezeichnet „Hans Christiansen. Paris. 96“    Veröffentlicht: Jugend. Jahrgang 2 (1897), Heft 33, Seite 551 (Titelseite) Literatur: Beil, Ralf, Buhrs, Michael u.a. (Hrsg.): Hans Christiansen. Die Retrospektive. Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt u.a. 2014, Seite 104 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mémorial de J. de Norvins. Souvenirs d'un historien de Napoléon.

      Paris, Plon, 1896.3 volumes in-8 de XXXVI-426 / 418 et 356 pages, demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés. Un plat un peu sali, un coin frotté, notice sur Norvins collée sur garde. Illustré de 3 portraits en frontispice.

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        Babylonian Magic and Sorcery Being the Prayers of the Lifting of the Hands

      Luzac and Company. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. Some wear, else Very Good Plus condition. 1896. Luzac and Company. 199 pages. 76 plates. 4 ad pages. First Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        The Merchant Prince of Cornville - A Comedy by Samuel Eberly Gross, Illustrated by William Wallace Denslow

      1896. Creases at base; intact tears. . A 21 1/2" x 13 1/4" full color promotional poster for the book, The Merchant Prince of Cornvile. Imagery of a gent in armor and a man and woman wearing masks.

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        Saggio genealogico di alcune famiglie segusine dal secolo XII fin verso la metà del secolo XIX

      Tipografia Guido Gatti 1896 - 1907, Susa - 3 voll. in-4° (320x220mm), pp. (8), 231, (1) di errata; (4), 248; (4), 213; brossura editoriale con titolo in rosso e in nero entro duplice filettatura con fregi cantonali. 97 alberi genealogici a p. pag., uno per ciascuna delle famiglie di cui si discorre nell'opera. Dorsi restaurati. In barbe e a fogli chiusi, in bello stato. Edizione originale, rarissima, impressa in soli 100 esemplari, di questa referenziale opera sulle famiglie nobili segusine; le casate sono disposte in comodo ordine alfabetico, da Acquabianca a Mestrallet (la pubblicazione si interruppe a tale voce). Spreti, n. 960. Colaneri, n. 419. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Chansons naïves et perverses

      Paris, Paul Ollendorff, 1896 19 x 12,5 cm, cartonnage à la bradel de l'époque recouvert d'un papier gaufré japonisant, pièce de titre, couvertures illustrées conservées, xii pp., 300 pp. Édition originale de ce recueil de chansons. Exemplaire du tirage courant (après 10 ex. sur Hollande), très joliment relié à l'époque en cartonnage japonisant, probablement par Paul Vié à qui l'on doit des reliures similaires utilisant le même papier estampé à froid. Quelques petits frottements au cartonnage. Est joint à l'exemplaire, un carton d'invitation pour le vernissage du 4ème Salon des Artistes Humoristes organisé par Le Rire le 23 avril 1910, carton au dos duquel figure un BILLET AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉ de l'auteur : "En bénissant l'heureux hasard qui vous conduisit aux Quat'Z'Arts, permettez donc que je souhaite qu'avec l'ami Franciosi compagnon entre tous choisi vous renouveliez cette fête. G. Montoya. Avril 1910. A Madame la Baronne Gayat de Wecker". .

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        Concise History of English Carriages. From Reliable Authorities. Past and Present. With fifty illustrations.

      Tunbridge Wells, 1896 - Sehr schöner Ledereinband über Holzdeckeln (etwas berieben), reiche Vergoldung. Sehr guter Zustand. 99 pp Englisch 900g

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        Jeanne d'Arc.

      1896 1Paris, Plon, Nourrit & Cie, 1896, 36.5 x 47 cm, in-folio oblong, en feuilles, planches montées sur Marie-Louise encadrées d'un triple filets réhaussé d'un bandeau coquille d'oeuf, estampé à froid de fleurs de lys aux écoinçons, sous coffret cartonné. Le cycle de Jeanne d'Arc reste le plus connu de tous les travaux de Maurice BOUTET de MONVEL. Il en commence les illustrations du cycle johannique en 1894. Les tons vifs rappellent les enluminures médiévales. Il réalise une très belle mise en scène et mise en page en jouant avec les couleurs, ce qui lui permet d'augmenter le caractère oppressant des scènes de bataille ou dans la scène de supplice. Il utilise à cet effet les tons de prune-marron et gris. Au contraire pour les passages plus légers comme sa révélation, sa présentation au Roi, ses victoires... les couleurs tendres et lumineuses (jaune-orange-rouge-vert tendre) sont utilisées pour accentuer l'effet de la foule et de mouvement il osera même, par 5 fois, déborder du cadre de l'image. Sur la page de titre Maurice Boutet de Monvel utilise l'image de Jeanne d'Arc afin de donner une image positive de l'armée française. Ce thème de la jeune Lorraine luttant pour l'indépendance de la France connaît un regain d'intérêt après la guerre de 1870, et la perte de l'Alsace-Lorraine. Des pélerinages à Domrémy, s'organisent, et les tableaux sur ce thème abondent dans les Salons.On la voit écraser les soldats prussiens sur son passage et derrière elle se tient l'armée française, droite et combative. Jeanne d'Arc était considérée à la fin du XIXè siècle comme la sainte patronne des armées françaises. Le livre de Maurice BOUTET de MONVEL devient vite un "best-seller". Petites piqures marginales essentiellement sur les Marie-Louise, infimes plis, restaurations, usures, salissures et étui postérieur. Exemplaire personnel de l'artiste sur fin papier Japon.

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        The Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1896 - Beautiful, fine book with bright pages that appear as new. First edition of Post’s first book, and the first of three to feature New York lawyer Randolph Mason, published in 1896. Inscribed on dedication page, "For Lieutenant W.C.P. Muir U.S.N. / with the / Compliments of Melville D. Post." A Queen’s Quorum title, this incredibly rare book is a true find! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Archives]
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        The Ugly Man.

      London: Downey and Co., 1896.. First Edition. Octavo, pp. [i]-viii, 325. Bound in publisher's red cloth with floral gilt decoration to front board, titles in gilt to spine and front board, blind publisher's imprint to rear board; edges uncut. Binding shows well, with some bumping to spine ends, touch to corners, some minor signs of cockling to front joint and rear edge, sunned to spine and edges of boards, slight lean. Internally clean and free from spotting, with very minor tanning to endpapers. Often known by his pseudonym, F. M. Allen, Downey's works were published anonymously by his own publishing house, Downey and Co. The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (eds. Clute, Langford, Nicholls and Sleight) describe the plot of this book as concerned with 'a giant ape whose brain is operated on, giving it human intelligence'.

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        Les Lapidaires Chinois

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, Editeur, 1896. 1 fort volume in-4, 300-144 (en chinois) pp., reliure moderne plein cuir bordeaux, papier légèrement jauni, premières pages salies, bon état. Sans les LXVI pages d'introduction, (without the first 66 pages of introduction). Ce volume constitue le premier Tome d'un ouvrage plus général intitulé "Les Lapidaires de l'Antiquité et du Moyen Age." Il est fondé sur les chapitres LIX, LX, LXI du "Wa Kan San Tsai Dzou Ye", Encyclopédie Sinico-Japonaise avec figures. Ouvrage très rare.

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None

      London: H. Henry and Co. Ltd, 1896. original dark blue cloth hardcover,front cover and spine lettered in gilt,blindstamped decoration to each corner of front cover, xxiii, 488 pages plus 8 catalogue pages,page edges untrimmed as issued,gilt lettering on spine a little rubbed and faded,extremities a little rubbed,front upper hinge has an old repair but holding well,small tear to front flyleaf with small loss,internally very good clean and complete.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Icones Orchidearum Austro-Africanarum Extra-Tropicarum ; Figures, with Descriptions, of Extra-Tropical South African Orchids - 3 Volumes

      William Wesley & Son, London 1896 - Three volumes complete. All 300 chromolithographed plates present. From the library of arborist, H B Nicholson (whose signature is found on all three front pastedowns). All three are bound in green with gilt titling. The boards are sound and secure. The three books have clear plastic protective covers (neat). Volume 1: The boards are mildly scuffed. The spine has a Dewey classification label. The book has aging and foxing throughout. There is repair to the hinges by a previous owner about the volume. From the front pastedown has an atmospheric ex-libris plate (A J Ballantine). This volume has a facsimile of the original Vol. I - Part I published by William Wesley & Son, London and J C Juta & Co, Cape Town and Johannesburg, 1893 [August 15th]. The plates are placid, pleasing and genteel. From tab. 22 to tab. 35 have storage marks. The pages are assured, firm, tidy and clear. Volume II: Published William Wesley & Son, London, 1911. Plates are separate. They are in colour and also black and white. All complete. The front pastedown has a similar ex-libris plate to Volume I. The early and later pages have age related marks and foxing. The contents are otherwise benign, patient, diligent and sure. The binding is occasionally weak. The spine also has a Dewey classification label. The titling is fresh. Volume III: Published William Wesley & Son, London, 1913 (posthumously). Edited by his daughter-in-law, Harriet Margaret Louisa. There are nine extra plates by his son, Frank Bolus. The boards are tidy with some light scuffing. The titling is bright. There is shelving wear to the spine. Within, the front pastedown has an identical ex-libris plate as the former volumes. The trims have storage marks. The plates (separate from the text) are mild, pretty, precise. The page borders have age related marks here and there. The plates are in colour and black and white. The early pages have flushes of foxing. In general the contents are agreeable, assured and appealing. Altogether the set - which is rare - is a contented one. fk [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ENSEIGNEMENT PROFESSIONNEL DU MENUISIER - EN DEUX TOMES - TOME 1 + 2 - ATLAS MANQUANT.

      1896. BIBLIOTHEQUE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT. 1896 - 1897. In - 4.Carré. Relié. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 572 pages + 565 pages - plats et contre plats marbrés - coins frottés - titre + auteur + filets + caissons dorés sur le dos du tome 2 - titre + filet + auteur + tomaison + fleurons dorés sur le dos du tome 1 - dos à 5 nerfs pour le tome 1 - coiffes frottés - atlas manquant - ouvrage orné de nombreux croquis dans le texte de nombreuses vues architecturales hors texte d'un vocabulaire illustré - 3 photos disponibles. Tome 1 : 1897 - Tome 2 : 1896 - Atlas manquant.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Rom, 6. XII. [1896].

      1896. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-8vo. "Geehrte Frau / Es ist mir eine besondere Befriedigung gewesen, dass mein kleiner Nachruf, Ihnen sympathisch gewesen ist. Sie sind mir ja auch längst keine Fremde mehr und ich weiss, dass Niemand dem edlen Geschiednen so nahe gestanden, ihn so gut gekannt hat, wie Sie. Was Sie verloren haben, begreife ich vollkommen, denn auch selbst die reichste Hinterlassenschaft geistigen Lebens kann das warme Wort, den begleitenden Blick, den lebendigen Austausch, nicht ersetzen. Aber nach und nach wird Ihnen dies herrliche Besitzthum, ein unerschöpflicher Trost werden und jemehr Sie davon der Welt mittheilen wollen, jemehr werden Sie Gutes thun in seinem Sinn. Denn die Welt heutzutage hat in ihrem Elend, noch vielmehr das geistige Almosen nöthig als das materielle, um die Idealität zu retten, ohne die das Leben nur gemein ist und für edle Naturen ohne Werth. - Führt Ihr Weg, nun Sie allein sind, Sie nicht einmal nach Rom? Es würde sich sehr freuen Sie persönlich kennen zu lernen Ihre sehr ergebne M. Meysenbug". - Minimal angestaubt; im linken Rand Einriss von ausgerissenem Zwirn. Von Meysenbugs Nachruf auf den am 8. November 1896 verstorbenen Rudolf Gf. Hoyos-Sprinzenstein war am 20. November in der Neuen Freien Presse erschienen (in Kopie beiliegend).

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        Health and Pleasure on America's Greatest Railroad. Descriptive of summer resorts and excursion routes, embracing more than one thousand tours. ["Four Track Series" No. 5]

      n.p.: The Passenger Department of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1896. Cloth. Pale green cloth, titles and decoration stamped in gilt and maroon on upper board and spine, boards beveled, black clay-paper endpages, in the publisher's color-printed and priced paper dust-wrapper; pp. 532, copiously illustrated throughout. Bottom edges of boards rubbed, spine head and upper edge of boards a little soiled, fingersoiling to the title page and prelims, very good or better; soiled jacket with chips and short tears, puncture hole at the spine, spine and flap folds particularly dust-stained .

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        The Poetry.

      Edinburgh: T. C. and E. C. Jack,, 1896?7. Edited by William Ernest Henley and Thomas F. Henderson. 3 volumes, octavo (128 x 209 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in mid-20th-century blue full morocco, spines gilt in compartments with titles direct, raised bands, twin rule to boards gilt, rampant lion and star tools to each board, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece portraits, 42 plates (including facsimile illustrations) and extra-illustrated with approximately 20 plates. Spines evenly faded to blue-green. An excellent set. The Library Edition, handsomely bound and extra-illustrated. Limited edition of 750 sets signed by the publisher, of which this is number 171. This set does not include the last volume of songs and unauthorised poems.

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        Archaeological Researches In Palestine During The Years 1873-1874, Volumes I And II

      Committee of The Palestine Exploration Fund 1896 - Maroon colored cloth with beveled edges. Edges lightly bumped and cracks along front end paper gutters, else Very Good conditon -- sturdy, unmarked copies. Bookplates on each front paste down states: "Special Edition No 171" -- signed by James Glaisher, Chairman of the Executive Committee. With Numerous Illustrations From Drawings Made On The Spot By A. Lecompte Du Nouy Architect [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Summary Jurisdiction (Married Women) Act, 1895.

      London: Shaw & Sons,, 1896. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine and front cover gilt. Spine a little darkened and rubbed at ends. An excellent, fresh copy. First edition of this landmark in British legislation for the rights of women, protecting married women against physical abuse and neglect, and allowing custody of children to deserted wives. Consolidating the 1878 Matrimonial Causes Act and the 1886 Married Women (Maintenance in the Case of Desertion) Act, it extended the power of magistrates in cases where husbands wilfully neglected to maintain their wives and families, providing "the basic grounds for maintenance and separation orders that were in force until the 1960 Act introduced modifications (Smart, p. 31). Prior to this, "the law tacitly assumed that when she married a woman lost some of the right to bodily autonomy she had enjoyed when single... A married woman remained obliged to cohabit with her abusive husband unless she could afford to pay for a judicial separation from the Divorce Court. This, combined with the provision of a Divorce Act that a wife but not a husband could be divorced for adultery alone, constituted virtually a proprietary right by husbands in their wives' bodies (Shanley, p. 176). Uncommon, with 12 copies located on OCLC (five located in both the UK and US respectively).

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        The secret Memoirs of the Duc de Roquelaure written by Himself, now for the first Time completely translated into English in four Volumes.

      London: (Leonard Smithers) Privately Printed. 1896 - 4 Volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Superbly bound by Nichols in full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. Top edge gilt, the other edges untrimmed. 'This edition is strictly limited to 1000 numbered copies, 500 of which are for America'. This copy unnumbered. A fascinating work by the team of Leonard Smithers and Harry Sidney Nichols, celebrated printers and publishers of erotic and pornographic volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etude sur la Bicyclette.

      1896. BERGER-LEVRAULT. 1896. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. Ouvrage rarissime de 78 pages. Nombreuses figures en noir et blanc, dans le texte. 2 planches dépliantes, illustrées en noir et blanc (dont une en état d'usage). Ouvrage de bibliothèque : étiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges. Légères épidermures sur le dos. INTROUVABLE

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        C.H. Guild & Co.'s Newspaper Map of New England Prepared Expressly to Accompany "Advertising in New England," A Complete Handbook for 1896-7.

      1896 - Boston, M.A.: Guild & Co., 1896. Wood-engraving, printed in colour. Sheet 1215 x 880mm. Nicks in margins, folds reinforced in places. A facinating guide to the best places to advertise in New England at the end of the 19th century. The map itself is coloured according to population density and the towns are marked according to their commercial character: manufacturing, agricultural, or foreign or domestic commerce. Towns with one paper, more than one paper, and those with daily and weekly papers are numbered 1-3. Published in the last decade of the 19th century this is an unusal artifact of the early years of the American advertising industry. Guild boasted that he was able to "place advertising business in any place the world over" (Brooklyn Life, 1894).

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        ATLAS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON VOLUME 6 WEST ROXBURY

      1896. [ATLAS]. ATLAS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON VOLUME 6 WEST ROXBURY. Philadelphia: G. W. Bromley and Co., 1896. Second edition. Folio, 22.5". Contains street index, outline and index map and 30 double-page maps measuring 22.5" by 32". Maps have only minor soiling to margins and occasional pencil annotations (plates 1 and 27). FFEP and title page have large chips. Bound in half leather, now mostly chipping or absent. In need of rebacking, front board detatched.

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      London: William Heinemann 1896. First edition, first issue. x, 219, (3), (34) pp. Publisher's original light brown cloth with red & black decoration and lettering to front board and black lettering to spine. Publisher's device stamped in blind to rear board. Spine worn & chipped at spine ends and along joints. Linear tear to spine cloth with open tear to joint. Internally clean with minor ink spot to a few leaves. No ownership names. Frontis illustration. With 34 page publisher's adverts at rear. A Good copy . Good. Pictorial Cloth. First Edition. 1896. 8vo..

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        The Zankiwank & the Bletherwitch.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co., , 1896. With Pictures by Arthur Rackham. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decorations to spine gilt, vignette to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed Black and white line illustrations throughout by Rackham. Spine slightly rolled and lightly rubbed at extremities, neat contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper, scattered light foxing. A very good copy. First edition. The earliest book in which Arthur Rackham is named as illustrator on the title page and the first to feature his trademark style of fantastical whimsy. "Here, in the imaginative silhouettes of the attenuated, weirdly double-jointed ostrich-like figure of the Zankiwank, Arthur is finding a commercial, even a career outlet, for the 'fantastic and the imaginative' which had preoccupied him from an early age? here at last is the real Rackham breaking out" (James Hamilton, Arthur Rackham: A Biography, 1990, p. 40).

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        The Zankiwank & the Bletherwitch. With Pictures by Arthur Rackham.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1896 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decorations to spine gilt, vignette to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed Spine slightly rolled and lightly rubbed at extremities, neat contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper, scattered light foxing. A very good copy. Black and white line illustrations throughout by Rackham. First edition. The earliest book in which Arthur Rackham is named as illustrator on the title page and the first to feature his trademark style of fantastical whimsy. "Here, in the imaginative silhouettes of the attenuated, weirdly double-jointed ostrich-like figure of the Zankiwank, Arthur is finding a commercial, even a career outlet, for the 'fantastic and the imaginative' which had preoccupied him from an early age here at last is the real Rackham breaking out" (James Hamilton, Arthur Rackham: A Biography, 1990, p. 40). Latimore & Haskell p. 8; Riall p. 15. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Writings

      1896 - STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Writings. Sixteen volumes. WITH: Life and Letters. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1896, 1897. Together, seventeen volumes. Octavo, original three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened. $9500.Signed limited large-paper edition, number 219 of only 250 sets signed and dated ("Jany 7th 1896") by Harriet Beecher Stowe in Volume I, with 33 illustrated frontispieces and title pages, handsomely bound in publisher's three-quarter morocco gilt. Autographed on the fly leaf by the author for this edition "a few months before her death."A collection of Stowe's prose and poetry, including Uncle Tom's Cabin and A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, The Minister's Wooing, her New England books, and seven first printings of lesser works, with a separate posthumously published collection of her letters with biographical commentary. BAL 19508, 19509. A fine set, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Batalhas da India. Como se perdeu Ormuz. Processo inedito do seculo XVII. Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1896.

      1896. 8vo. XV, (1), 297, (1) pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Classic, minute account by Luciano Cordeiro (1844-1900) of the events that led to the fall of Hormuz to the Anglo-Persian forces in 1622. Based on contemporary documents, many of which are reproduced here. - Slight edge chipping; evenly browned throughout as common. A good copy. Wilson 48. OCLC 27860289.

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      London: William Heinemann, 1896 - FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 1 vol., edges uncut, frontis plate - with the tissue guard, 1 page advert for "The Time Machine" & 32pp publishers ads, publisher's monogram blind stamped to lower right corner of rear cover. Bound in the publisher's pictorial stamped yellow binding, head and foot of spine fine, inner and outer hinges fine, back corners fresh and square, stamping to the cover and spine are bright, no lean to spine, absolutely no spotting or foxing to be found anywhere on or in the book, no bookplate or previous ownership markings, to be truly critical there is the faintest of handling to the rear cover, some dusting to the top edges of the pages, some very faint shelf rubbing to the lower edge of the covers, and a very small discreet booksellers blind stamp to the upper right hand corner of the front blank endleaf. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL COPY. Nearly as fresh as the day it was issued, honestly the finest we have ever seen. If you're not happy with this copy you will never be happy with any copy! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verlaine dessinateur.

      Paris, Floury, 1896 ; demi maroquin marron à coins, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés, titre et date en queue, filet doré sur les plats, tête dorée, couverture illustrée conservée, non rogné (Canape) ; 48 pp., (4) pp. dessin, ouvrages du même auteur et imprimeur ; nombreux dessins in et hors-texte de Verlaine et Félix Régamey, vignette de titre, profil de Verlaine en ombre chinoise dans un médaillon, par Félix Régamey. Edition originale, tirée à 630 exemplaires, celui-ci sur vélin, dans une élégante reliure de Canape. Félix Régamey s'est fait connaître en accompagnant Emile Guimet au Japon et en ramenant d'intéressantes scènes de rues dessinées là-bas ; bel exemplaire.

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        Moireseideneinband. Wohl München, um 1896.

      1896. 177 x 113 mm. In den Farben Rot, Weiß und Blau (quergestreift), silbergeprägtem königlich-bayerischen und goldgepr. Habsburger Wappen sowie goldgepr. Titel. Aufwendiger Einband eines einfachen Textheftchens mit dem Libretto zu Beethovens Oper "Fidelio", erschienen 1896 in München bei Kastner und Lossen (36 Seiten). Der Einband wurde offenbar von einem Münchner Buchbinder mit Initialen "PA" gefertigt (eine kleine silbergeprägte Signatur findet sich am unteren Rand des hinteren Deckels, mit etwas Phantasie sind zwischen den Buchstaben die Türme der Frauenkirche zu erkennen). Die Farben des Einbandes und die beiden Wappen sollen zweifelsohne die Verbindung des habsburgischen Kaiser- und des bayerischen Königshauses symbolisieren. Daß dieses Exemplar zu einer speziellen, hochkarätig besetzten Aufführung des "Fidelio" in München diente, bestätigen die handschriftlich mit Bleistift eingetragenen Namen der Sänger, die sämtlich in dieser Zeit Auftritte am Münchner Nationaltheater hatten, darunter Katharina Senger-Bettaque als Leonore, Gustav Walter als Florestan, Friedrich Brodersen als Minister, Alfred Bauberger als Don Pizarro und Sebastian Hofmüller in der Rolle des Jaquino. Ob Kaiserin Elisabeth ("Sisi") dieser Aufführung mit dem vorliegenden Textheft in der Hand beiwohnte, sei dahingestellt. - Buchblock gebrochen, Seiten tls. ein wenig gelockert, leicht gebräunt. Rücken brüchig; etw. berieben und bestoßen.

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        Monographia do tabaco.

      Lisboa, F. H. Da Costa Monteiro, 1896. Large 4to (29.0 x 22.4 cm). [vi], 320, lxxvi pp., 64 text engravings (one on a large, folded sheet), one folded map. Slightly later half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments bordered with gilt lines, and with gilt title and date. Original printed wrappers bound in.= Very rare monograph on tobacco plants and cultivation, in particular in Portugal, by the Portuguese botanist, phytopathologist and mycologist Manoel de Sousa da Camara (1871-1955), also spelled Manuel de Souza da Câmara. The whole work is printed in a fine script letter, which is highly unusual. Inscribed by the author on dedication leaf verso. Two old bookplates on the front wrapper verso. Small marginal paper repair to two preliminary leaves, otherwise a very good copy. Neither in Stafleu & Cowan nor in the Cat. BM(NH).

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        "Sarah Bernhardt".

      1896Aquarelle et encre de Chine, en couleurs, (1896), 31.7 x 23.7 cm. Aquarelle représentant la célèbre tragédienne dans un style très "Art Nouveau".

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        Der Ring des Nibelungen von Richard Wagner: Figurinen

      Berlin: Berlin Kunstdruck - und Verlags-Anstalt, 1896. Folio of 40 chromolithographs, complete, depicting in costume all the major characters in Wagner's Ring, by the costume designer Carl Emil Doepler. 13 1/2" x 18". Includes all the Gods: Wotan (appears in 3 plates), Freia, Donner, Froh, Erda, Loge and the Norns; the Walsungs: Siegmund, Sieglinde, and Siegfried (2 plates); the Valkyries: Brunnhilde (2 plates), Waltraute, Helmwige, Gerhilde, Siegrune, Schwertleite, Ortlinde, Grimgerde, and Rossweisse; the Rhinemaidens (plate entitled "Rheintochter"); the Giants: Fasolt and Fafner; the Nibelungs: Alberich (2 plates) and Mime; the Mortals: Gunther (3 plates), Gutrune, Hagen, and Hunding. In addition, plates entitled: Junger Manne, Alter Manne, Barde und Kinder, Knechte mit Jagdbeute; and Mannen Gunthers. In a portfolio case, gray cloth, with highly decorative front cover: the title in blue and gray around a circular design of broken spear and sword crossed inside the gold ring, and surrounded by gilt sunbursts; and with C. E. Doepler's signature in pale gray beneath the central design. Portfolio front cover detached, splits at spine, somewhat dusty. Beautiful color plates with characters in greatly detailed costume, in very good condition, with only gentle rubbing at corners.OCLC 68297944 cites 3 copies - NYPL, Univ. of Illinois & Ransom/Texas. Only one copy appeared at auction between 1975 - 2005, in London in 1993.

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        L'Agriculture Moderne. 12 volumes. Du N°1 au N°626

      1896. PETIT JOURNAL. 1896 - 1907. In-4.Carré. Relié toilé. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 16 pages par numéros. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc, dans le texte. Encars publicitaires illustrés en noir et blanc. Texte sur 3 colonnes. Relié pleine toile grise. Pièce de titre marron sur le dos. Le Petit Journal Agricole. Introuvable

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        Der Ring des Nibelungen von Richard Wagner: Figurinen

      Berlin: Berlin Kunstdruck - und Verlags-Anstalt, 1896. Folio of 40 chromolithographs, complete, depicting in costume all the major characters in Wagner's Ring, by the costume designer Carl Emil Doepler. 13 1/2" x 18". Includes all the Gods: Wotan (appears in 3 plates), Freia, Donner, Froh, Erda, Loge and the Norns; the Walsungs: Siegmund, Sieglinde, and Siegfried (2 plates); the Valkyries: Brunnhilde (2 plates), Waltraute, Helmwige, Gerhilde, Siegrune, Schwertleite, Ortlinde, Grimgerde, and Rossweisse; the Rhinemaidens (plate entitled "Rheintochter"); the Giants: Fasolt and Fafner; the Nibelungs: Alberich (2 plates) and Mime; the Mortals: Gunther (3 plates), Gutrune, Hagen, and Hunding. In addition, plates entitled: Junger Manne, Alter Manne, Barde und Kinder, Knechte mit Jagdbeute; and Mannen Gunthers. In a portfolio case, gray cloth, with highly decorative front cover: the title in blue and gray around a circular design of broken spear and sword crossed inside the gold ring, and surrounded by gilt sunbursts; and with C. E. Doepler's signature in pale gray beneath the central design. Portfolio front cover detached, splits at spine, somewhat dusty. Beautiful color plates with characters in greatly detailed costume, in very good condition, with only gentle rubbing at corners. OCLC 68297944 cites 3 copies - NYPL, Univ. of Illinois & Ransom/Texas. Only one copy appeared at auction between 1975 - 2005, in London in 1993.

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        The Summary Jurisdiction (Married Women) Act, 1895.

      London: Shaw & Sons, 1896 - Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine and front cover gilt. Spine a little darkened and rubbed at ends. An excellent, fresh copy. First edition of this landmark in British legislation for the rights of women, protecting married women against physical abuse and neglect, and allowing custody of children to deserted wives. Consolidating the 1878 Matrimonial Causes Act and the 1886 Married Women (Maintenance in the Case of Desertion) Act, it extended the power of magistrates in cases where husbands wilfully neglected to maintain their wives and families, providing "the basic grounds for maintenance and separation orders that were in force until the 1960 Act introduced modifications (Smart, p. 31). Prior to this, "the law tacitly assumed that when she married a woman lost some of the right to bodily autonomy she had enjoyed when single. A married woman remained obliged to cohabit with her abusive husband unless she could afford to pay for a judicial separation from the Divorce Court. This, combined with the provision of a Divorce Act that a wife but not a husband could be divorced for adultery alone, constituted virtually a proprietary right by husbands in their wives' bodies (Shanley, p. 176). Uncommon, with 12 copies located on OCLC (five located in both the UK and US respectively). Carol Smart, The Ties That Bind: Law, Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations; Mary Lyndon Shanley, Feminism, Marriage, and the Law in Victorian England. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NELL' HARRAR

      Casa editr. Galli, Milano 1896 - Ing. Luigi ROBECCHI BRICCHETTI NELL' HARRAR 1896, Milano, Editions Casa editr. Galli In-8 (16 x 23,5 cm), relié, 409 pages, texte en italien Belle reliure fine demi-cuir chagrin signée S. Tiessen, plats jaspés mauve, couverture conservée Abondamment illustré de gravures in et hors texte Provenance : bibliothèque Claude Jeancolas, éminent rimbaldien (1949-2016, journaliste, historien et écrivain) qui publia de nombreux ouvrages sur Rimbaud, ex libris contrecollé Etat : papier propre, ouvrage solide, superbe exemplaire Poids : 1,1 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Alhambra; With An Introduction By Elizabeth Robins Pennell Illustrated With Drawings Of The Places Mentioned By Joseph Pennell

      London - Macmillan, 1896 Book. Hardcover. Washington Irving's collection of essays, verbal sketches and tales, centred around the eponymous Alhambra Palace in Granada, the illustrated Pennel edition. The illustrations by Pennell are particularly admired. TheAlhambra has its origins in Irving's researches for his history A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada. He raveled to Granada, where he managed to obtain access to the Alhambra palace from the governor. He was inspired by his stay there to write this work, which combines description, myth, and narrations of historical events, all the way up to the penisular wars and the earthquake in 1821. The book was first published in 1832 in the United States and England. It was highly influential, and this later limited edition is a testament to its enduring popularity. Condition: In the original cloth. Externally very smart with just a little fading to the spine. The free endpapers are a little foxed. The text block is untrimmed, and therefore the edges are a little dusty. Otherwise clean and bright throughout, and generallyfirmly bound. Overall: FINE.

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        Les évènements politiques en Bulgarie depuis 1876 jusqu'à nos jours.

      Bruxelles/Paris, Th. Falk et Cie / Félix Alcan, 1896.In-8 de [2]-381-[6] pages, plein maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs orné de roulettes, fleurons, filets et titre dorés, plats ornés de filets à froid et de fleurons dorés, roulette dorée sur les coupes et aux bords des contreplats, tête dorée. Coins et mors très légèrement frottés. Illustré au frontispice d'un portrait photographique de S. A. R. le Prince Boris, Prince de Trnovo, Duc de Saxe, à l'âge de 2 ans. Notre exemplaire a été relié, comme nous l'indique l'inscription dorée du premier plat "A son Altesse Nicolas, Prince de Montenegro - Hommage respectueux de l'auteur". Nicolas Ier de Monténégro, également connu sous le nom Nicolas Ier Petrovi?-Njegoš (1841-1921), prince puis roi du Montenegro, fut une figure marquante de la dynastie Petrovi?-Njegoš. Il fut surnommé le "beau-père" de l'Europe", ayant marié plusieurs de ses 12 enfants à des héritiers de grandes familles européennes. Il fut notamment apprécié par le peuple monténégrin pour le réconfort qu'il apportait aux soldats engagés sur le front contre l'armée austro-hongroise pendant la première guerre mondiale.

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        Lyon pittoresque. 325 dessins et lithographies par J. Drevet avec le texte de A. Bleton.

      Lyon, Bernoux et Cumin, Editeurs, 1896, 1 volume in-folio de 330x255 mm environ, 322 pages suivies de 7 pages de l'éditeur, reliure signée Guetant, demi maroquin à coins vert olive, dos à nerfs portant titres dorés, orné de caissons à motifs et petits fers dorés, cuir souligné d'un double filet doré sur les plats, tranche de tête dorée, couvertures brochées conservées, sous étui recouvert de papier marbré avec ouverture en maroquin assorti. Exemplaire nominatif N° 190, un des 200 exemplaires sur vélin teinté, numérotés de 101 à 300, contenant 5 eaux-fortes et les 20 lithographies en deux états (avant et après la lettre), de Johannès Drevet. Dos insolé, frottements sur les coins, coiffes et coupes, des rousseurs, début de fente sur l'ouverture de l'étui, sinon bon état. Jean-Baptiste Drevet, dit Joannès Drevet, né le 25 mai 1854 à Lyon où il est mort le 12 juin 1940 (à 86 ans) est un artiste peintre et graveur français.Auguste Bleton, né à Lyon le 23 juin 1834 et mort le 9 février 1911, est un homme de lettres français, historien du Lyonnais. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Pantomime Pictures; "A Novel Colour Book for Children" NO. 635

      London: Nister, 1896. Introduction by E. Weatherly and black and white in-text illustrations by E. S. Hardy. Fanciful cover illustration "The Queen of the Bird Fairies', originally from book "Peeps into Fairyland". Verses include Pantomime Picture, Billy Amos, Hero.,A Little Boy's Pocket, The Other Donkey, Pussycat Street, How the Letter was Posted, The Brave Circus Boy, Polite Polly and Honey Pot Farm. Includes five (5) double page pop-ups. One text page detached, but present. Edge soiling on pages from handling. Edge of end paper front cover lacking. Measures 12 1/2" x 10".

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        Poussières de Paris

      Paris, Fayard Frères & Ollendorff, (1896) & 1902 2 volumes in-8 (18,6cm x 12,6cm) de 335pp & 383pp. Editions originales. Demi maroquin, dos à 4 nerfs; titre, auteur, tomaison et date frappés or; tête dorée, couvertures conservées pour les deux volumes, sans les dos. Tome I: pas de grand papier. Tome II: Un des rares 5 exemplaires sur Papier de Hollande, seul grand papier. Lettre autographe signée de l'auteur montée sur onglets après le titre dans le tome I: "Le mercredi 3 Mon cher ami J'écris à Fayard de vous adjoindre les Poussières, je n'en possède aucun à domicile. Très flatté et touché aussi que vous ayez le désir de les lire. Toutefois, ne m'éclaboussez pas des rayons de l'Aurore, on est moins que tendre pour mon indépendance d'opinions dans le camp de la vérité, et j'aime mieux vous en préserver. Croyez-moi votre ami. [signature]" Bel et rare ensemble, reliures en bel état, dos insolés; intérieur frais, rares rousseurs éparses.

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        La leçon bien apprise, conte

      Exemplaire unique, 1896 In-8 (26cm x 17,5cm) de [4ff.], XXIVpp. & [5ff.] Plein maroquin vieux rose, dos à nerfs décoré de petites fleurs mosaïquées et orné du titre, l'auteur et l'année frappés or, plats ornés d'un décor de maroquin mosaïqué en encadrement, étroit bandeau représentant un diable vert allongé sur une bande disposé en potence et d'où pend un chapelet sur le 1er plat, bande seule sur le 2nd plat, coiffes guillochées, double filets dorés parcourant les coupes, tête dorée, contreplats en partie largement bordés de même maroquin orné d'un dentelle dorée. (V.CHAMPS) Exemplaire unique, calligraphié, et illustré de dessins originaux enluminés par Léon Lebègue, exécuté pour Mr H.Parent. L'édition qui fut publiée d'après cet original, avec de menues différences dans l'illustration, parut en 1898 et fut tirée à 210 exemplaires chez Floury pour les «bibliophiles indépendants». Joint : -la première feuille d'essai de cette publication, en double épreuve ; le coloris d'essai étant de la main de l'artiste. -le catalogue de vente d'exemplaires uniques de Drouot du 19 novembre 1952 sur lequel figure l'exemplaire proposé sous le N°110. Très bel exemplaire, reliure en très bel état, nerfs discrètement décolorés; intérieur en parfait état, frais.

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