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        BAKU] Russko-Tatarky Slovar', Sostavlenny v poryadke Russkogo Alfavita po Tolkovomu Slovaryu Vladimira Dalya/ Samoychitel Tatarskogo Yazyka Sultan-Mejida Ganiyeva. Chast III [i.e. Russian-Tatar Dictionary, Compiled in the Order of the Russian Alphabet on the Basis of the Explanatory Dictionary of Vladimir Dal/ A Self-Teacher of the Tatar Language by Soltan-Mejid Ganiyev. Part III]

      Typ. of the Administrat. of the province, Baku 1897 - Second edition, revised and enlarged. 184 pp. 20,5x14 cm. Contemporary brown half leather with the original publisher's printed wrappers pasted on the boards. Occasional ink notes and pencil markings on the first few leaves. Wrappers soiled, title page with minor staining, paper slightly age toned, otherwise a very good copy. Rare early Baku imprint and important edition of the first Russian-Azerbaijani dictionary compiled by Soltan Majid Ganizade - a noted Azerbaijani linguist, writer, theatre director, teacher, and founder of several Russian-Muslim schools in Baku. An independent work on its own, the dictionary was published in a four-part series of Ganizade's ''Self Teacher of the Tatar Language'' (Tatar or Transcaucasian Tatar was a common name of the Azerbaijani Language in the Russian Empire before the revolution of 1917), which also included tutorials on Azerbaijani grammar, reading and speaking, and a phrasebook. First published in 1890-95, the ''Self Teacher'' became the first comprehensive tutorial of the Azerbaijani language ever printed. This second edition of the dictionary is significantly enlarged in comparison to the first edition of 1891 (124 pp.), and includes about 8000 words. The book became very popular and had six editions up to 1922. A graduate of the Alexandrovsky Teacher's Institute in Tiflis, Soltan Majid Ganizade (1866-1938) became the director of the elementary ''Russian-Muslim'' school in Baku in 1887, and facilitated opening of nine more by 1901. He was the author of the first tutorial on the Azerbaijani language (1890-95), and of the first textbook on the Russian language addressed to the Azerbaijani people (1895). In 1888 he organized the first permanent theatre company in Baku and wrote several plays for it; among his other works are novellas and children's books. After the revolution of 1917 Ganizade worked in the Folks Enlightenment Committee, taught in the Transcaucasian military school, was a member of the Azerbaijani Writers' Society, a professor of the newly organized Institute of Oriental Studies in Baku, a language teacher in the Azerbaijani Industrial Institute. He was arrested during the Great Terror of Stalinist repressions in July 1937, and in March 1938 was executed; posthumously fully rehabilitated in 1956. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        WELL-BELOVED. A Sketch of a Temperament

      London Osgood, M'Ilvaine and Co 1897 - First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, THOMAS HARDY. A copy with fine provenance, having been in the collection of renown bibliophile Carroll Atwood Wilson. With an etching as frontispiece and map of Wessex. 8vo, in the publisher's original dark green cloth, the upper board with the T/H decorative monogram in gilt, the spine gilt lettered, t.e.g. Now in a handsome morocco back gilt decorated slipcase with chemise. ix, 338 pp. A very fine and handsome copy in the original cloth, only a small mark on the rear upper board edge, otherwise very fresh and unfaded, bright gilt, hinges strong, text clean and tight. FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC AND A COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND WITH NOTEWORTHY PROVENANCE. Hardy’s intense story was his last and one of his most interestingly written. Almost comical in tone and with a tongue-in-cheek attitude yet brutally honest and insightful. The central figure is a man obsessed with the search for his ideal woman and sculpting the perfect figure of a naked Aphrodite. It hauntingly explores the life of a this man tormented by desire for an ideal love. Much to his chagrin, the ideal (referred to as the well-beloved) inhabits the bodies of a series of women, and never for long. He lives his life in anguished pursuit. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      H.S. Nicolas Limited, London 1897 - London: H.S. Nicolas Limited, 1897. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Thick octavo.The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, translated from arabic by Captain Sir. R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Illustrated by a series of seventy-one original illustrations reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford.Bound in threequarter black morocco over green canvas boards, gilt spine and titles, top edge gilt, marbled end paper.

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        ROMANCE OF ISABEL LADY BURTON. The Story of Her Life Told in Part by Herself and in Part by W.H. Wilkins.

      London: Hutchinson & Co., 1897. 2 volumes. First Edition, Early Issue. There seems to be no difference in date, design or content between the first issuances of 1897. It appears that a slug noting edition has been added to the top of some title-pages but these are probably marketing rather than edition significations. Illustrated with 42 full page plates and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, one of Lady Burton and one of Richard Burton, circa 1872, affixed to the flyleaves of Volume II and captioned in manuscript. 8vo, publiisher's original mustard cloth, "Isabel Burton" and a star in gilt on the upper covers, blindstamped motif on lower, title in gilt on the spines, t.e.g. xviii, 374; [viii], 375-778 (including index) pp. A very good and handsome set, extra illustrated, one plate (Lady Burton in 1887) appears to have never been bound in, the text very fresh with only an occasional hint of the common fox, the cloth sound and unworn with only a bit of light mellowing. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO ORIGINAL PLATE PHOTOGRAPHS. FIRST EDITION OF THE STORY OF LADY BURTON. As Sir Richard Burton's wife, confidante, and fellow-adventurer, Isabel Burton led one of the most intriguing lives of any woman during the Victorian era. Here is her own story, culled from letters, journals, and a memoir left unfinished at her death. A reviewer for Punch proclaimed, "To know Lady Burton as she stands revealed in this book is a privilege calculated to make women proud and man even humbler than is his wont."

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        The War of The Worlds.

      Size 8 x 7 inches. Grey cloth lettered in black on spine and front with monogram to rear. The original story of this book was serialised in "Pearson's" from April - December 1897 with illustrations by Warwick Goble, before it was issued in volume form by Heinemann the following year. "According to Wells himself, the idea for this exciting novel came from his brother Frank. The pair were walking through some peaceful Surrey scenery one evening, when Frank remarked: Suppose some being from another planet were to drop out of the sky suddenly and began laying about them here. - The idea appealed to Wells, and the novel was written. Even today it makes terrifying reading, largely because the setting of the novel, Wolin, and its environs, is normally so peaceful, just like the towns in which most of us live. By using such familiar surroundings Wells heightened the horror of his story, and its message, which has never ceased to alarm people. Well's imagination was so meticulous and vivid that in 1938 a radio adaptation of the novel by ORSON WELLES was believed to be a real announcement of Martians landing, and produced a panic-stricken stampede out of New York City - one of the most memorable moments of Radio History" (BMC 1991)

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        Vorlesungen ueber die Principe der Mechanik. 2 Bände.

      Leipzig Barth -1904 1897 - (22 x 14,5 cm). X, 241 S./ X, 335 S. Mit 26 Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband der Zeit mit aufgezogenem Original-Rücken. Erste Ausgabe. - Boltzmann (1844-1906), Schüler von Stefan und Loschmidt, war einer der hervorragendsten Physiker Österreichs. "Das zentrale Problem seiner theoretischen Lebensarbeit war die Rückführung der Thermodynamik auf die Mechanik und die dabei nötig werdende Beseitigung des Widerspruchs zwischen der Umkehrbarkeit mechanischer Vorgänge und der Einseitigkeit thermodynamischer Prozesse" (A. Hermann). Obiges Werk ist von ihm auch als Ergänzung zu seinem Hauptwerk "Vorlesungen über Gastheorie" gedacht. - Vortitel gestempelt. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen mit verfärbten Rücken, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 2, 260 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DRACULA: With Illustrations from the Universal Picture Produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1897 [1931]. First Photoplay Edition. 8vo., 354pp., [2] ads; VG/Poor; spine beige with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; chipping along most edges, tape has been applied along the entire upper and lower edge of the dust jacket, as well as part of the front hinge of spine; previous owners name and stamp on ffep; with image of Lugosi on rear cover; With four stills from the 1931 Universal motion picture DRACULA. Original red cloth; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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        A diary kept while with the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1896.

      1897 - First edition, inscribed. 21 cm; 83 pages, and frontispiece map. Inscribed and dated by Hoppin on front blank, with manuscript corrections in text, and additionally annotated by the author on blank following last text page. Bound in original green cloth, without wear but cloth is buckling slightly. Reference: Arctic Bibliography 7401. Hoppin was a mineralogist who accompanied Peary on his 1896 Arctic expedition, the aim of which was to search for minerals, fossils, a previously seen meteorite, and to visit Greenland. The ship used on the voyage was the Hope, sailing out of St. John's under Commander Peary and Captain John Bartlett of Brigus, with several experts from different fields and a crew comprised mainly of Newfoundlanders. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phanerogamen- und Gefässkryptogamen-Flora der Umgegend von Nürnberg-Erlangen und des angrenzenden Teiles des Fränkischen Jura um Freistadt, Neumarkt, Hersbruck, Muggendorf, Hollfeld.

      Zustand: Exlibris auf Vorsätzen, Einbande etwas berieben, Fotos können angefordert werden. -------------------------------------- Folgende Angaben sind unter Vorbehalt: -------------------------------------- 3 Bücher (siehe Foto) beinhalten 5 Bände. Buch 1 : (I. oder allgemeiner Teil, 1897) mit drei mehrfach ausfaltbaren Tafeln mit 9 farbigen geologischen Schnitten und einer große mehrfach ausfaltbare farbige Karte. Buch 2: Teil 2: II. oder spezieller Teil, 1897. Band 3: II. oder spezieller Teil, 2. Folge: Die Calycifloren, 1899. Band 4: II. oder spezieller Teil, 3. Folge: Corolliflorae, Monochlamideae, 1900. Band 5: II. oder spezieller Teil, 4. Folge: Monocotyledones, Gymnospermae, Pteridophyta. Index. 1901. Zusammen 1.487 Seiten, durchgehend paginiert. Jeder Band mit eigenem Titelblatt. Die Bände 1 und 2 in einem Band sowie 4 und 5 in einem Band gebunden. .

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        Ethnological Studies Among The North-West-Central Queensland Aborigines.

      Brisbane: Edmund Gregory 1897 - Brisbane, Edmund Gregory, 1897. Large 8vo; pp. xvi, 200, (47) plates; 1 large folding genealogical tree of a male Koopooroo Pitta-Pitta Aboriginal, numerous tables, 24 pages of illustrations (4 in colour), including a full page map, index and glossary; original dark green cloth, blind stamped decorative borders on front and back boards, lettered in gilt on front board. Assumed First Edition.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – slightly faded at the spine ends, gilt titles. Joints – good condition – very gently worn. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – some marks. Page edges – good condition – dusty to the top edge. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – fair condition – split at the dedication page with webbing visible and partially at the front end paper but holding well and visually sound. Paste downs – good condition – decorative. End papers – good condition – decorative. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – some foxing, particularly to the plates. Binding – good condition – holding well. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1897 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Signed Photo with Music Quote from Violanta

      Austrian composer (1897-1957), a prodigy child, Korngold came to America in 1934 to become one of the most influential film score composers in Hollywood´s history. Signed photo, with a short sentiment and a music quote from his early opera Violanta (created when he was only 17 years old). Also handwritten and signed in German on verso, dated in Vienna in 1950. Size is 3.5 x 5.25 inches, jagged/serrated borders (not seen in the scan), in excellent condition. Watch the aria "Sterben Wolt Ich Oft" from Violanta (Korngold) (sung by tenor Jiun Gim)

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      Hartford: American Publishing Co. FINE book. ZERO aging, foxing, marginalia, etc. BAL 3451.. 1897. 1st edition. Hardcover.. FINE book. FLAWLESS BUT upper inner hinge started & corners rubbed a bit, BUT NOT worn thru to underlying baords. 8vo, 712pp . With the single Hartford imprint & "11" on p 161. "Elephant" & spine gilt bright as new. Text block edges, including upper, & pastedowns bright and white as new. .

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        Autograph Letter Signed 1955

      Austrian composer (1897-1957), a prodigy child, who went to America in 1934 to become one of the most influential film score composers in Hollywood´s history. Autograph letter signed, dated in Hollywood in 1955, written in English, about music matters, mentioning some of his operas. One page written on both sides, signature is on verso. Size is 7.5 x 10 inches, some folds, in excellent condition. ALSO INCLUDED is the envelope handwritten by him (not shown).

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        Captains Courageous.

      London: Macmillan, 1897. First edition of Kipling's richly detailed tale of American deep-sea fishing, with frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I.W. Taber. Octavo, original blue cloth eleganted stamped in gilt. In near fine condition with only light wear to the extremities. Housed in a contemporary half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example. Like his two Jungle Books, Kipling wrote this morality tale of life aboard a New England fishing boat while living near Brattleboro, Vermont, his wife's hometown. The book thus contains "something of his feelings about America--both his affection and his irritation" (Carpenter & Prichard, 296). "This is the only book of Kipling's which is set entirely in America. All the characters are American. Not only that, but the heart of the book--its moral in a single sentence--is one of Kipling's main beliefs of this period expressed in terms essentially American, or perhaps more particularly New England. He put it later in verse: 'And the Gods of the Copy-book Maxims said: 'If you don't work you will die!' It is a saga of hard physical work in conflict with natural forces. It is a book which could hardly have been written by anyone who did not admire Huckleberry Finn; it is a book whose claim to survival rests mainly on detail, and it is all American detail" (Mason, 119).

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        PALESTINE - GREECE. 1897

      1897 - Oblong folio. An album stamped in gilt "Palestine - Greece. 1897" on upper cover, contemporary half-calf, gilt, slightly rubbed cover, all edges gilt, Containing 62 photographs: 24 of them mostly signed Bonfils, 2 of them signed Adrien Bonfils, 215 x 281 mm.; 5 smaller unsigned views; 6 large views of Egypt by A. Beato, 4 of them identical (2 of them crudely trimmed); 22 large views of Greece and Pompei, including statuary; 2 views of Amalfi by Somner, Naples, (one of them loose); and 2 others, 1897. The Palestine views covers Jaffa, Ramleh, Jerusalem and its surrounding and Bethlehem (17 images), the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, the Church of Nativity, Bethany and Carmel. Félix Bonfils, his wife Lydie and his son Adrien were famous French photographer in Beirut during the second half of the nineteenth century. Felix worked in France as a bookbinder but in 1860 he joined General d'Hautpoul's expedition to the Levant. Soon after returning from Lebanon he became a photographer. When his son Adrien fell ill, Félix remembered the green hills around Beirut and sent him there to recover, being accompanied by Marie-Lydie Cabanis Bonfils, Félix's wife the family moved to Beirut in 1867 where they opened a photographic studio called "Maison Bonfils". Maison Bonfils produced thousands of photographs of the Middle East. They photographed posed scenes, dressed up in Middle Eastern regalia, and also stories from the Bible. Their studio became "F. Bonfils et Cie" in 1878. Bonfils took photographs in Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Greece and Constantinople. In 1872 he published the album Architecture Antique (by Ducher press) after presenting some of his pictures to the Société française de photographie. His work became well known for the tourists that travelled to those countries because they bought their photos as souvenirs. Size: Oblong Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Verre et Le Cristal, Suivi d'un chapitre sur la législation et l'hygiène des verreries par M.A. Riche - Texte et Atlas

      Paris, Editeurs P. Vicq-Dunod et Cie 1897 - 782pp. in-8 relié -Nouvelle édition , revue et considérablement augmentée. 2 Volumes In-8 (243x163 mm), 782 pages + planches (Texte et Atlas). Livres reliés, Demi-Cuir, Dos à cinq faux-nerfs titrés en lettres dorées. Suivi d'un chapitre sur la législation et l'hygiène des verreries par M. A. Riche. Avec de nombreuses figures et illustrations. A noter le dos de la reliure décollé du dos de l'ouvrage concernant le volume de texte. Reliures en assez bon état bien que frottées. Intérieurs propres, un peu jaunis, avec quelques coupures marginales. Poids: 2280 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Cabinet card photograph): Ohio's first electric chair and it's first ten victims

      [No place: no publisher, 1897. Very Good. 4" x 5.5" albumen image on larger card. Some foxing, very good. Captioned in a contemporary hand on the verso. Central image of the electric chair with a man in the chair and three others standing by. That image is surrounded by ten oval portraits with a list of the names of the electrocuted underneath the picture of the chair; four of the first ten seem to have been African-Americans. In 1897 Ohio switched from hanging to the electric chair as seemingly more humane.

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        Cabinet card photograph): Ohio's first electric chair and it's first ten victims

      no publisher, [No place 1897 - 4" x 5.5" albumen image on larger card. Some foxing, very good. Captioned in a contemporary hand on the verso. Central image of the electric chair with a man in the chair and three others standing by. That image is surrounded by ten oval portraits with a list of the names of the electrocuted underneath the picture of the chair; four of the first ten seem to have been African-Americans. In 1897 Ohio switched from hanging to the electric chair as seemingly more humane.

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        Anquetin Peintre. A réuni chez Cubat avenue des Champs-Élysées un certain nombre de ses OEuvres. Il prie M. de vouloir bien honorer de sa présence l'ouverture de son Exposition, le Mardi 11 Mai 1897.

      Cubat., Paris 1897 - An exhibition of eighty-three of his works, mostly from the 1890s, was mounted at the Parisian restaurant Cubat in 1897. With an original lithograph by Anquetin, printed by Devambez. 190x298mm. Folding sheet. With a part of the catalogue, cut-down, a folding sheet, sewn, 180x170mm; contains the introduction by Arsène Alexandre and the first 37 items of the catalogue, those from 1889 to 1894. There is small original pencil sketch to upper left of rear sheet of a preening bird. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mabie's Popular History Of The United States 1897

      John C. Winston & Co. 1897 - VERY RARE. Look at pictures for wear to boards. First page of introduction loose but attached. 856 pages in good to very good condition with no markings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über die Theorie der automorphen Functionen. I. Die Gruppentheorietischen Grundlagen; II. Die Functionentheoretischen Ausführungen und die Anwendunge. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1897-1912.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xiv, 634, with 192 text figures; xiv, 668, with 114 text figures. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with raised band, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, with the original printed wrappers bound-in, sporadic scholarly annotation in pencil. In fine condition. ~ First edition. Christian Felix Klein (1849-1925); Karl Emanuel Robert Fricke (1861-1930). On first free endpaper of each volume appears an old ownership stamp in the form of a Sanskrit svastika (meaning "good fortune" or "well-being"), a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, with the owner's initials in the four corners. Extremely rare with the original publisher's printed wrappers of both volumes preserved in mint condition. [NOTE:] We offer also "Vorlesungen über die Theorie der elliptischen Modulfunctionen", original 2-volume set in identical binding to the present set.

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        Nadar s'installe à Marseille.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-8 [1897] pliure, petites déchirures. Brouillon d'une lettre de Nadar (signée "N") recommandant son ami peintre, Bourgoin, dont il lui fait suivre sa lettre. "Tu sauras la lire en ta qualité d'hypercacographe, mais si tu ne pouvais pourtant déchiffrer le nom du signataire, et si tu as oublié ce nom, il s'agit du peintre Bourgoin, un aquarelliste de premier ordre, merveilleux dans les intérieurs qu'il a peints chez Sarah [Bernhardt], Detaille, etc. Il est même d'une délicatesse et d'une élévation de sentiments que les générations qui nous suivent ne connaissent plus, me dit-on. En même temps qu'il est le plus désintéressé, le plus généreux des hommes, ce grand seigneur est aussi le plus pauvre et jamais tu n'auras eu l'occasion d'être utile, si tu le peux, à un plus galant homme [.]. Et quand tu passeras par notre Marseille, rappelle toi que tu me chagrinerais fort en omettant d'entrer dans la boutique que j'ouvre (enfin!.) sous une huitaine juste deux maisons au dessus du théâtre où tu viens de confirmer encore un de tes succès [.]". [Ruiné, Nadar s'était installé à Marseille et ouvrit, en 1897, une Maison de photographies, au 21 rue de Noailles]. Photographe, journaliste et caricaturiste, passionné de navigation aérienne. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS, NOW ENTITLUED [sic] THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay Upon the History of The Nights [with] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS... With Notes Anthropological and Explanatory

      London: H.S. Nichols, Ltd., 1897. 12 volumes. Rare and Most Probably a Unique Presentation of the Illustrated Library Edition. 142 original illustrations, including a portrait of Burton, reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford with one set of the original 71 illustrations presented as included by the publisher and another set individually hand-coloured. 8vo, splendid, handsome and very finely executed three-quarter gilt-bordered dark red morocco over vellum covered boards, the spine in compartments separated by wide gilt decorated raised bands, the compartments of the spine elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt with beautiful arabesque designs, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. A very handsome and unusually appealing set. The bindings are very stately and attractive and the colouring of the illustrations beautifully accomplished. We know of no other handcoloured copy being offered in recent memory. Some old stains to the edges of some leaves or plates, lower corners of a few volumes with old evidence of damp. Spines, gilt-work, bands all in excellent condition. A VERY RARE AND PROBABLY UNIQUE SET OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT EDITION, THE FIRST TO BE ILLUSTRATED, AND THIS COPY WITH AN ADDED SET OF THE ORIGINAL PLATES SINGULARLY HANDCOLOURED. Nichols' printing is a scarce and handsome edition, the first to include the illustrations by Letchford. In 1896, two years after their first edition of ARABIAN NIGHTS, the Nichols-Smithers duo commissioned Sir Richard Burton's close friend, Albert Letchford, to paint 65 illustrations for another edition as well as a portrait of Burton, and soon after commissioned for 5 more. Burton and Letchford had met several years before when Letchford was 18 when he was in Florence beginning his art education and had discussed the possibility of illustrating "Nights." "Burton's suggestion of illustrating the "Nights" had appealed greatly to Letchford on account of the unlimited scope such a subject would give to an artist who loved the East and had a boundless imagination." Letchford commenced study of Eastern images for his paintings, though only one of the illustrations was painted in Burton's lifetime. Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. 'The Thousand Nights and a Night' is probably the most famous of all his many works. This translation reflected his encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life: "it reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom," [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details. In contrast to Victorian mores, Burton was driven to explore what would now be called by literary critics the uncanny/Unheimliche or the unresolvable tensions of human beings. Accordingly, he recorded details of daily life and practices that were considered vulgar at the time. "The Arabian Nights" have been traced back to an ancient Persian masterpiece, the "Hazar Afsanah" or "Thousand Tales." The stories themselves can be dated from between the 8th and the 16th centuries and were for popular entertainment. They include a range of subjects from romance and fantasy, to homosexuality, bestiality, and obscenity. While a number of other English translations predated Burton's unexpurgated version, perhaps his achieved greatest notoriety due to its copious footnotes and the "Terminal Essay" found in the last volume. They are a compendium of his private reservoir of anthrological and sexual curiosities. His discussions of female sexual education and homosexuality excited intense debate and controversy at the time of publication. Burton's intellectual influence is far-reaching. His amazing grasp of languages and culture anticipates the globalism of the future. His geographical discoveries not only make him an interesting historical figure but also allowed for future exploration. The detail with which he wrote and his willingness to examine intimate aspects of daily life were precursors to modern ethnography. And his understanding and willingness to immerse himself in cultures that are still little understood by those in Western nation-states is enlightening on many levels. Burton's "Nights" was enthusiastically received and lauded as "masterly, strong, vital, and picturesque," and as "one of the most important translations to which a great English scholar has ever devoted himself." However, it was not without its critics, including th Edinburgh Review which wrote, "Probably no European has ever gathered such an appalling collection of degrading customs and statistics of vice." Burton was ecstatic over the immediate critical and financial success of his translation and became instantaneously famous internationally. Burton wrote of the financial success of his Nights, " I struggled for forty-seven years. I distinguished myself honourably in every way I possibly could. I never had a compliment nor a 'thank you', nor a single farthing. I translated a doubtful book in my old age, and immediately made sixteen thousand guineas. Now that I know the tastes of England, we need never be without money."

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        Dracula 1897 1st Edition, Later Issue

      Westminster, London, Archibald Constable & Co., 1897 1st Edition, Later Issue.. Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In yellow cloth covers with red lettering to spine and lettering & red line paneling to both boards In good condition. Some wear to cover; corners bumped, spine darkened, some small nicks and chips to cloth at corners and ends of spine. Spine darkened, some soiling and marks to boards. Endpapers darkened and cracked between hinges. Embossed bookseller stamp to corner of endpaper "F. Dunster, Lyme Regis (Dorset.)" Neat inscription to half-title page "A. Talbot." Some small dark spots to top edges of pages (more prominent on last couple of pages), little tear to top edge of p5-7. Rear advert pages are uncut at top edges. Else a tight copy of a very scarce early edition. xi + 390pp + 8pp adverts. Adverts on rear pages are for the following titles "The Amazing Marriage" by George Meredith; "Boswells Life of Johnson & Waverley Novels (Constable's)"; "The Waterloo Campaign 1815" by Siborne, & "London City Churches" by Daniell; "Constables Hand Atlas of India"; "Spenser's Faerie Queene"; "Chronicle of Villiani" & "English Schhols" (Leach); "Constables Historical Novels & Romances" & "Harold, LAst of the Saxons" by Lytton; last page: "Whitehall Edition, Shakespeare." Adverts not dated.

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      Nyu York (New York) ? : Z. Kantorovits,(1897-1898). 1st edition. Period Cloth, 4to (large) , [65-616] pages (ie 552 pages total present) In Yiddish. Title translates as, "The New Spirit: Monthly Journal for Science, Literature and Art. " Singerman S539, listing 7 holidings, Freidus, p. 281, Weissberger 80. Singerman lists these 10 issues as a complete run, though OCLC incorrectly lists an 11th issue, which no libraries actually hold. Alexander Harkavy (1863-1939) was a Russian-born Jewish American writer, lexicographer and linguist. "After the antisemitic pogroms of 1880 in Russia, Harkavy joined the Jewish Am Olam (Eternal People) back-to-the-land movement. Unlike Bilu, which directed its activities towards Palestine, Am Olam saw a Jewish future in the United States. In 1882 Harkavy emigrated to the United States.... In Montreal he achieved some acclaim among local Hebraists, and founded a branch of Chovevei Zion, of which he served as president. Harkavy published in lithograph form one issue of a Yiddish newspaper, Die Tzeit (The Time) , the first Jewish newspaper in Canada. He also wrote the first history of the Jews in Canada. Back in the United States he participated in the activities of the anarchist group Pionire der Frayhayt (Pioneers of Liberty) . In Baltimore he published Der Idisher Progres (Jewish Progress) in 1890. He was one of the contributors to the Jewish Encyclopedia. Harkavy also worked on translating Scripture into English, starting with Genesis (published 1915) , then Psalms (1915) , then The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures According to the Masoretic Text (1916) , with reprintings following. It is partly due to Harkavy's work that Yiddish today is regarded as a language. His Yiddish dictionaries show that its vocabulary is as ample as that of the average modern language, and that, if lacking in technical terms, it is richer in idiomatic and characteristic expressions. " (Wikipedia, 2017) . Binding weak, occasional tears with some loss, overall about Good Condition. (YID-28-13)

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        Titelblatt zum Jahreswechsel: "Prosit Neujahr 1898" //

      1897 - (Wood-engraving) mit einer kolorierten Abbildung (ca. 16 x 21 cm); Blattgröße: 45 x 31 cm; auf Karton montiert (wieder abnehmbar) // Rechter Blattrand mit mehreren Einrissen. In der Abbildung und am unteren Blattrand mehrere Flecken. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Square of Sevens: An Authoritative System of Cartomancy, with a Prefatory Note

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xxv, [1], 72pp. Original black cloth decorated in gilt, red, green, and white, gilt topstain. Very Good+ with rubbing to gilt on front cover, evidence of removed bookplate on paste down with former owner's stamps on front free endpaper and both paste downs; she was Lenore Cosseboom, a founding member of the Church of Satan (alongside Anton LaVey) and priestess, who was apparently often used as a human altar in early COS services. A scarce occult/ literary hoax by Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson, who is most-often remembered for his 1906 pioneering gay-themed novel Imre, published under the pseudonym Xavier Mayne. On top of the interesting provenance of this volume and its rarity, the cover art of this volume-- portraying a mysterious fortune-telling figure beside a black cat-- is truly excellent.

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      Leipsic: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1897. Book. Very good condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Folio. Large portfolio with moderate shelfwear and rubbing to the extremities, and moderate browing to the extremities. Two of the three string-ties are intact, as is the printed paper label. Contains [viii], 16 pages of text followed by 9 vivid chromolithographed color plates. The pages measure 17 inches in height. Minor to moderate foxing to the text and minor foxing to the tissue protectors and plates. Text is in English. First edition..

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        Narodovolets. Sotsial'no-politicheskoe obozrenie. No. 1.

      London, Bourtzeff, [April] 1897. - Octavo (18.5 × 12.5 cm). Original printed self-wrappers with tan paper spine strip; 39, [1] pp. Two photographs in the text. Good or better; trace of stamp and small loss to upper right corner of front wrapper; spine strip somewhat fragile; internally very good. First of only four published issues of this journal of the Russian socialist revolutionary movement "Narodnaia Volia" (People's Will), which is perhaps best known for its affirmation of political terrorism and the successful assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881. The journal was published by Vladimir Burtsev (1862-1942), a Russian revolutionary activist and publisher. Quite scandalously, the first issue openly reprimands the organization for failing to resist the Russian government and calls for assassinating Nicholas II. In 1898, Burtsev was arrested by British authorities based on this publication and sentenced to eighteen months of hard labor. Nos. 1-3 were published in London in 1897; no. 4 followed in Geneva in 1903, for which Burtsev was deported and forever banned from the country. This issue also reproduces the photographs of two terrorists who unsuccessfully conspired to assassinate Alexander III in 1889 and later died (Isaak Dembo and Ginsburg). Burtsev would later oppose the Bolsheviks after returning to Russia, and eventually he was arrested. Gorky secured his release and Burtsev once again fled Russia. He became an outspoken activist against both Soviet antisemitism as well as the fascist movements of the 1930s. Provenance: from the famous collection of Socialistica of Marxist bibliophile and scholar Chimen Abramsky (1916-2010), who fled to London from the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and became a leading specialist in both Judaica and socialist thought. His enormous collection, parts of which were auctioned after his death, has recently been commemorated in his son's biography, The House of Twenty Thousand Books (2014). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Photographische Aufnahmen der interessantesten bayerischen Geschütze älterer Zeit im kgl. bayr. Armee-Museum mit erläuternden Notizen.

      München 1897 - (33,5 x 28 cm). 26 Bll. Mit 12 montierten Original-Photographien auf Tafeln. Lose in Original-Leinwand-Mappe. Einzige Ausgabe dieser sehr seltenen und in kleiner Auflage erschienenen Veröffentlichung. - Popp war Vorstand des kgl. bayer. Armee-Museums. - Die auf starkem Karton aufgezogenen Photographien jeweils mit erläuterndem Text auf einem Doppelblatt. - Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel. Ein Doppelblatt mit hinterlegtem Einriss. Mappe innen teils etwas stockfleckig. Insgesamt sehr schönes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Beiliegend: Eigenhändiger Brief des Verfassers an das Regiment "Prinz Karl von Bayern". München, April 1898. 1 1/2 S. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La Légion Portugaise, 1807-1813.

      Paris, Berger-Levrault 1897 - in-8, XII-519 pp., portr., 4 planches en couleurs, veau cerise, dos à nerfs, tête rouge, décor à froid en encadement sur les plats (rel. de l'époque). Petites traces noir au dos sans gravité. Bon exemplaire. Bel envoi au Commandant Exelmans. Ex-libris Exelmans.

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        Al-Kitab seu Grammatica et ars Metrica Linguae Syriacae / Al-Kitab fi Nahu al-Lugha al-Aramiyya al-Siryaniyya al-Kildaniyy wa Sarfiha wa Shi’riha.

      Catholic Press, Beirut 1897 - 383 pp., 3 pp., Arabic & Syriac text within borders, modern hard back binding, gilt title on spine, newly bound, in very good condition. The first scholarly large-scale Syriac grammar to be published, and the first to be edited by a Lebanese scholar and to be printed and published by a Lebanese printer. Earlier Syriac grammars were those by Ambrosius (1539; very disorderly and combined with Armenian), Widmanstetter (1555), and Fabricius Boderianus (1572)- both very elementary; and Masius (1571) and Waser (1593). They all assumed a working knowledge of Hebrew as a basis to study Syriac language. This dictionary was written by a Lebanese grammarian, who graduated from the famous School of Rome. In his introduction, he states that he was in contact with leading figures and experts in Syriac linguistics, and he also studied nearly forty books on the Syriac language. His references are many including Yacub al- Rahawi, Ibn Zu’bi, Elia al-Tirhani, Ibn al-Ibri and Serjios al-Razzi. Copac lists one copy only at the University of Cambridge Library. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains (2 volumes) Waldorf Edition

      G. P. Putnam & Sons, 1897. Leather Bound. Good. Waldorf Edition. Number 6 on only 100 copies! Illustrated with plates by R. F. Zogbaum, Catlin, F. S. Church, C. Harry Eaton, J.C. Beard and from photographs. Bound in full calf with gilt on front and back, title labels on spine, gilt page tops, endpapers with gilt, black design, gilt frame on each page. Both books in good condition with light scratches and scuffing to leather covers, moderate wear to spine ends and corners, though volume II upper front corner is quite worn. Very Rare Set!

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        Mittheilungen aus der gynaekologischen Klinik des Prof. Dr. Otto Engström in Helsingfors, I-VI. [SIX VOLUMES].

      Berlin, Karger, 1897-1904.. Six volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xii, 406; 289; 308; 288; 366; 338. Plus lithograph plates, partly in colour, and text figures to some volumes. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary pebbled half cloth and marbled boards, spines gilt, extremities trifle rubbed, old institutional stamp to verso of each title-page. In a very good condition. Overall an excellent set. ~ First edition. Very rare complete run. Comprises of 49 parts with contributions by various authors. Otto Ingemar Engström (1853-1919). Apparently only a single complete institutional holding worldwide, that in University of Base.

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        Works of Washington Irving

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1897 - Author's Autograph Edition, Number 23 of 500 set. 40 vols. 8vo. WITH MANUSCRIPT. With original one-page holographic manuscript mounted to inserted leaf in the first volume of Alhambra, containing text in the first chapter of Book VIII in The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, found in this set on pages 236-239 of second Columbus volume.Reading in part: "any other sovereign. An agreement was actually made with Bartholmew for the prosecution of the enterprise and the latter departed for Spain in search of his brother.The glory of Columbus already shed its rays upon his family. " Publisher's green levant morocco, boards decoratively stamped in gilt at corners, spines with five raised bands, compartments lettered or stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; gilt-tooled board edges and turn-ins; marbled endpapers; signed by G.P.Putnam's on front pastedown. Backstrips faintly dulled, spine ends worn with some occasional small chips, boards lightly rubbed with mild wear to edges; a few joints broken, rear board of The Life of George Washington and front board of The Crayon Miscellany both detached, few others only starting. Manuscript leaf corners right-edge corners torn at adhesive. Overall, still a very good set Author's Autograph Edition, Number 23 of 500 set.

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        Manuscrit d'un article de Jean de Tinan pour le Mercure de France, sur le malthusianisme.

      - 1 manuscrit autographe signé 3 de 15 x 19 à 15 x 65 cm [mars 1897] Quelques corrections. Les feuillets ont été collés en 3 bandes de différentes longueurs. bon Rare manuscrit d'un article de Jean de Tinan pour le Mercure de France ; intitulé "Sciences Biologiques. Contre et pour le Néo-Malthusianisme". Il a été publié dans le numéro de mars 1897 du Mercure (pages 604 à 607). Il rend compte des polémiques soulevées entre le docteur Javal et Paul Robin, à propos de la question du malthusianisme. "La question est celle-ci : importe-t-il, pour favoriser la régénération humaine, de s'inquiéter de la quantité des naissances ou de leur qualité? Nous répondrons : la qualité. Successeur des Malthus, des Carlile, des Bradlaugh. M. Paul Robin, qui est à notre époque un des rares honnêtes hommes dont le courage impose le respect, a repris la tache ingrate et noble de soutenir la thèse sociale de la liberté de la maternité, thèse qui a pour corollaire direct celle de la liberté de l'amour [.]". Romancier, ami intime de Pierre Louÿs, figure du décadentisme. Mort à 24 ans. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter signed ("vRichthofen").

      Berlin, 6. I. 1897. - 8vo. ½ p. on bifolium. Agrees to a draft signed by Damer, Delbrück, and Diels. - Richthofen is noted for coining the terms "Seidenstraße" and "Seidenstraßen" = "Silk Road(s)" or "Silk Route(s)" in 1877. The Richthofen Range (aka the Qilian Mountains), a northern outlier of the Kunlun Mountains, forming the border between Qinghai and the Gansu provinces of northern China, wer named after him. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tournament Polo

      1897 - Scarce, early work on polo!

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        La reliure du XIXe siècle. Première partie / Deuxième partie / Troisième partie. [3 Bände (von 4)]. Mit insgesamt 182 einseitig bedruckten Tafeln in Heliogravüre mit Einbandabbildungen sowie 8 Blatt Faksimile-Abbildungen.

      (Von schöner Gesamterhaltung. Nur stellenweise Im Büttenrand minimal stockfleckig. In dieser schönen Erhaltung und solch außergewöhnlichen Einbänden äußerst selten.) Es erschien 1897 noch ein vierter Teil. Drei Halblederbände (294 x 211 x 32 / 39 / 43 mm) um 1910: die Rücken mit ziegelrotem, leicht geglättetem Oasenziegenleder bezogen vier nach oben und unten versetzte, erhabene Bünde. Rückenvergoldung aus Rahmen zwischen den Bünden, die mit von Ranken aus Blättern und Bögen umwundenen geometrisch angeordneten Doppellinien gefüllt sind im zweiten Feld Verfasser und Titel, am Schwanz Bandzahl und Jahr. Auf den Deckeln noch breit der Rückenbezug weitergeführt sowie breite Lederecken, jeweils vom rot/weißen Seidenbezug durch vergoldete Linien abgesetzt. Kopfgoldschnitt. Die Kapitale handgestochen aus grün/gelb/roter Seide rotes Lesebändchen. Vorn und unten fast unbeschnitten. Vorsätze aus mehrfarbigem hellem Marmorpapier. Signiert in erstem und zweitem Band auf dem vorderen fliegenden Blatt verso oben: "HATCHARDS. 187. PICCADILLY".Eins von nur 295 in der Druckpresse numerierten Exemplaren. Die Tafeln mit den Einbandabbildungen sämtlich in Heliogravüre. Beraldi besaß eine der feinsten Sammlungen französischer Meistereinbände des 19. Jh., so geht ein großer Teil der bechriebenen Bände auf seine eigene Sammlung zurück. "His 'La reliure du XIXe siècle', although not strictly a biographical dictionary, contains an enormous amount of material on the French nineteenth-century binders, many of whom he himself had still known and employed. Its lively, anecdotal style makes it a splendid read" (Breslauer).First edition, three (of four) vols. Nearly contemporary red morocco-backed boards, spines richly gilt in an Art-Déco pattern, bound by Hatchards, Piccadilly. One of 295 numbered copies printed. In fine condition, and three beautiful bindings. - Erste Ausgabe. Mejer 659 - Schmidt-Künsemüller 5362 - Breslauer: Uses p. 26. / Hatchards (Binder) - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        The Architectural Review : For the Artist & Craftsman. Volumes 1 - 30 (uninterrupted set of the first 30 Volumes published : Volume I (November - May - 1897 ) - Volume XXX (July - December 1911). The complete 15 years from 1897 to 1911 of the Art Nouveau period is resembled in these beautiful first 30 Volumes. With hundreds of illustrations on architecture and design and including several original lithographs by famous designers and artists of the time (Burne-Jones, Whistler etc.).

      First Edition. 30 Volumes. London, Effingham House / Caxton House, 1897 - 1911. 23.5 cm x 32.5 cm. More than 8000 pages with hundreds of illustrations and original artwork. Original Hardcover (Green Publisher's cloth with beautiful gilted ornament and lettering on spine). Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. All the Volumes firm and only very few Volumes with minor signs of external wear and some darkening to the spines. Important Source for the Arts and Crafts Movement //. Includes for example the following original Art Supplements by important artists of the time: J. McNeill Whistler - St.Anne's Soho (Lithograph) / An Architectural Study for „The Annunciation" - specially drawn by Sir Edward Burne-Jones for „The Review" / Architectural Study for Pygmalion & Galatea by Sir Edward Burne-Jones specially drawn for „The Review" (Lithograph) / Includes for example the following essays: G. Ll. Morris - Lord Leighton's Studies at the Fine Art Society / Howard Ince - Of the Value of Tradition in Architecture / John E. Newberry - Work of John L. Pearson, R.A. / H. Wilson - Work of Sir Edward Burne-Jones - More especially in Decoration and Design. With many illustrations of artwork he designed „Miriam - Central Panel of Window in S. Giles' Church Edinburgh" - Perseus Series with Perseus and the Sea Maidens, „The Doom Fulfilled", „The Passage of Jordan", „Designs for the book of Aeneas" etc./ / John M. Brydon - Work of William Eden Nesfield (1835-1888) / John Hebb - William Morris's Practical Side / Architecture in Japan by Edward F. Strange (With Illustrations by Native Architects and Painters) / On the Decay of Ghosts (Anonymus) / Welby, Pugin / Bulkeley Creswell - The Littleness of Greatness / H.D.Lowry - Ironmongers' Hall - City Halls of London - The Newlyn Repousse Copper / William Morris / F. Hamilton Jackson - The Work of Sir Edward Poynter / George Benson - An Eighteenth Century House in York / A.N.Prentice - A Garden in Granada and the Little Mosque / D.S.Graeme - The Roslin and Hawthornden / G. Ll. Morris - The Workman and his Dwelling / F.Hamilton Jackson - Wortley Hall - Billiard Room Decoration for Sor E.J. Poynter / Esther Wood - The School of Arts and Crafts H.W. - The Silent Invisible Leaders / R. Phene Spiers - The Effect of Fire on Architecture : After the Commune : The Ruined Palaces of Paris (The Tuileries) / A.N. Prentice (Exterior View of the Alhambra Walls) / The Life and Work of Welby Pugin / The Life and Work of Jean Carries, a little-known french sculptor and potter by Mons. Emile Hovelaque / The Work of John Sedding / etc.

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