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        Collection Auguste Dutuit. Bronze, Antiques, or et argentm ivoires, verres et sculptures en pierre.

      Paris, La Société typographique de Chateaudun, 1897. - grand in-8. IV. 112 pages. 1 feuillet. 124 planches numérotées CXXIV. (Planche XXVIIbis, pas de planche XCVI). (26x17,5cm). Pleine percaline verte de l'époque. Ornement à froid et titrage en lettres dorées sur le dos et le plat supérieur. Non rogné, en partie non coupé. Rare édition originale. L'un des 150 exemplaires numérotés à la presse, sur papier de Hollande, volume resté hors-commerce. Titre en rouge et noir. Magnifique illustration d'après des photographies prises par Auguste Dutuit lui même de 124 objets de sa collection. Très bon exemplaire, non rogné et en partie non coupé.

      [Bookseller: Último Capítulo S.C.P.]
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        The naturalist in Australia.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1897. - Large quarto,302 pp.,photographs, three chromolithographs including one of the Frill-necked Lizard. Publisher's handsome illustrated green cloth and top edge gilt, some some marks, hinges cracked, bookplate, a very good copy of a book often found in poor condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Bäume und Sträucher des Waldes in botanischer und forstwirthschaftlicher Beziehung.

      Wien u. Olmütz, Hölzel [1897/1899].. 3 Bde. (komplett!) gr.-4°. 4 Bll., 200 S.; VII, 148 S.; VIII, 140 S., Mit insges. 342 Textabb. u. 60 chromolithogr. Taf. nach Aquarellen v. W. Liepoldt. OLn. Mit Goldpräg. Mit Gold- u. Schwarzprägung. I. Abtheilung. I. Allgemeiner Theil. II. Specieller Theil: Die Nadelhölzer. II. Abtheilung. Die Laubhölzer. Erster Theil: Die Kätzchenträger. III. Abtheilung. Die Laubhölzer. Zweiter Theil: Die nicht-Kätzchen tragenden Laubhölzer. - "Dieser [Liepoldt] ist der jüngste in der Reihe bedeutender Pflanzenmaler, die Österreich noch im späten 19. Jahrhundert aufzuweisen hat. Seine letzte Arbeit, die Figuren zu dem dendrologischen Werk von Hempel und Wilhelm, ist auch die letzte von Rang, die hier erschienen ist" (Nissen I, S. 192).

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        Palästina und Syrien. Handbuch für Reisende. Mit 19 Karten, 48 Plänen und 1 Panorama von Jerusalem.

      Leipzig, Baedeker. 1897 - CXVIII + 462 S. OLwd. 4. verb. u. verm. Aufl. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen D 481. - Nahezu tadelloses Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        The Rise of the Leaguers from 1863-1897. A History of The Clubs Comprising the First Division of the Football League

      Sporting Chronicle 1897 - The first book to offer a history of the major clubs of the football league, each chapter with a line illustration of a notable player or personality. 12mo. 159p + ads. Original printed wrapper, soiled and rubbed but complete with spine holding up well. Internally, some pages soiled and lightly stained, small scrape to title page and photo of the Aston Villa team facing it. A frail book that was cheaply printed but one of the most important of the early football books and very scarce. From our large stock of football books and publications. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Art et Nature. Études brèves sur quelques artistes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui.

      Boudet ; Tallandier (1897), Paris - Grand in-4, plein maroquin vert, filets et motifs de feuillage en encadrement des plats, liane dorée remontant le long du dos avec des fleurs mosaïquées, pièce de titre de maroquin vert. Couverture dessinée et lithographiée par Georges Callot, tirée en sanguine et en vert. Texte entièrement encadré d'un filet rouge.L'illustration comprend 35 superbes planches hors texte par ou d'après les meilleurs artistes du XIXe siècle : Eaux-fortes originales de Besnard, Cazin, Renoir (vernis mou), Renouard et Roll, pointe-sèche originale de Pissarro, lithographies originales de Georges Callot, Boudin, Forain, Lebourg, Puvis de Chavannes, Raffaëlli, Sisley. Eaux-fortes de Boulard fils, Bracquemond, Courtry, Desmoulins, Duvivier, Kratké, Leterrier, A. Masson, Mongin, Rajon, Veyrassat, Vion d?après Corot, Daubigny, Decamps, Delacroix, Diaz, Jules Dupré, Meissonier, Millet, Gustave Moreau, Ch. Jacque, Roybet, Rousseau, Ribot, Troyon et Ziem. Un des 500 exemplaires sur vélin du Marais (après 25 Japon). Exemplaire portant un envoi amical de l?auteur à Raymond Poincaré (les deux ont été avocats avant de se tourner, l?un vers le journalisme et la critique d?art, l?autre vers la politique). Edition originale de ce magnifique ouvrage d'art, le portrait d?une génération d'artiste. Splendide exemplaire. Langue : Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Kempis [ The Imitation of Christ ]

      Printed on Japan vellum, large 8vo, full crushed brown morocco with elaborate gilt tooled ruling, stipple pattern and floral motifs repeated on both covers, binding signed "signed Hatchards 197 Picadilly", Arthur L. Humphreys, London, 1897, 266 pp. Very good copy of this fine edition by the famous london bookseller Arthur Humphreys, in its luxury editors binding (some brown spots on binding, perfect copy otherwise). A copy together sober and magnificent. Anglais

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Wanderings in Burma

      London , 1897. Paperback. UsedGood. Wanderings in Burma Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        A Kempis [ The Imitation of Christ ]

      Arthur L. Humphreys 1897 - Printed on Japan vellum, large 8vo, full crushed brown morocco with elaborate gilt tooled ruling, stipple pattern and floral motifs repeated on both covers, binding signed "signed Hatchards 197 Picadilly", Arthur L. Humphreys, London, 1897, 266 pp. Very good copy of this fine edition by the famous london bookseller Arthur Humphreys, in its luxury editors binding (some brown spots on binding, perfect copy otherwise). A copy together sober and magnificent. Langue: Anglais [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Secret Rose

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first issue with "Lawrence & Bullen" at base of spine. Near Fine with elaborate gilt design by Althea Gyles incredibly vibrant, slightly tarnished at the edges on the front cover yet still retaining so much of it's original beauty and luster. Light rubbing to cloth at points and rear cover, ding to edge of rear board. Pages lightly toned with an occasional small blemish. A shining and bright example of a beautifully designed book, which tragically is all too often found heavily rubbed and worn. While lesser copies are abundant, one would be hard-pressed to find a nicer copy.

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        Sonnets.

      Boston: The University Press, issued by Copeland & Day,, 1897. Octavo (192 x 145 mm). Finely bound by the Cuneo Bindery in near-contemporary red crushed morocco, decorative spine in gilt and black, triple gilt fillets to both covers, front cover with additional dotted border and gilt and black cornerpieces, gilt-stamped "S" enclosed within a gilt and black circular border to front cover, top edge gilt. In a custom red slipcase. Woodcut title page and initials designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Light offsets to endpapers. A fine copy. First edition, one of 750 copies from a total edition of 800 (50 had rubricated initials). A finely printed edition in an exquisite binding designed and finished by Leonard Mounteney.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Novels in the Peacock Series illustrated by Hugh Thomson and Charles E Brock

      6 volumes in 5. Frontispieces and illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock, 'Northanger Abbey and Persuasion' the first Macmillan edition, 1897, the other volumes the 1898 reprint, 8vo., original publisher's red cloth, richly gilt ahfter designs by A.A. Turbayne, yellow peacock endpapers, a.e.g. Macmillan & Co., London.

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        GREECE (NORTHERN) / FIRST BALKAN WAR (1912-3): KRIEGSSHAUPLATZ / CARTE DE L'ÉPIRE ET DE LA THESSALIE / DIE GRIECHISCH-TÜRKISCHEN GRENZGEBIETE MIT ANGABE DER GRIECHISCHEN SPRACHGRENZE.

      Berlin: Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), . 1897 - Chromolithograph with contemporary manuscript additions in red and black pen (Good, some wear along original vertical centerfold, lacking original card covers), 59 x 94 cm (23 x 37 inches). A unique example of Heinrich Kiepert’s very rare map of Thessaly and Epirus, the era’s best general map of the region straddling the Greek-Ottoman border, featuring manuscript additions detailing Greek troop movements against Ottoman positions during the First Balkan War (1912-3). - This is a unique example of the era’s finest general map of Northwestern Greece, featuring manuscript annotations relating to Greece troop movements against the Ottomans during the First Balkan War (1912-3). The map embraces the traditional regions of Epirus and Thessaly, which are today largely within Greece, with a small part being in Albania. It is by far and away the most accurate map of the region produced to the time, having been made by Heinrich Kiepert, the period’s foremost authority on the geography of the Ottoman Empire. Between 1832, when the Kingdom of Greece obtained its independence (but controlling only a minority part of today’s Greece), through to 1912-3, the region depicted was major flashpoint in geopolitics, along the fault line between Greece and the Ottoman Empire. The First Balkan War was a watershed moment in the history of modern Greece, in that the Greek people assumed sovereignty over of their northern lands for the first time in many centuries. The map’s scope extends from Corfu, in the northwest, to Thessaloniki, in the northeast, and from Preveza, in the southwest, over to the northern tip of Evia, in the southeast. It demarcates the borders between Greece (outlined and shaded in Pink) with the Ottoman Empire, as they existed prior to 1913. The depiction of the region’s varied topography is impressively accurate, although some especially remote areas of the interior remained little known; for instance, some tracts in the north are labeled ‘Terrains inexplorés’. Generally, however, all major physical features are labeled, as are cities, towns, villages, roads and railways. Additionally, as described on the legend (lower left), the routes of major foreign travellers who explored the region are marked. In line with Kiepert’s fascination with languages, most of the places on the map are labeled with both their Greek and Turkish names (transliterated into the Latin alphabet). Kiepert issued the first edition of the present map in 1871, with updated editions being issued in 1875, 1878, 1880 and 1897. The present 1897 edition was made during the tense years leading up to the First Balkan War, when the ‘Balkan League’ of Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria defeated the Turks in a short, sharp, conflict, taking almost all of the Ottoman’s European territories, dividing them up amongst themselves. Greece thus acquired most of the Ottoman territories depicted on the present map. Notably, the present 1897 edition represented the best general map of the region available during the war, and examples are known to have been employed by the belligerents as strategic aids. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        Traumgekrönt. Neue Gedichte von René Maria Rilke. Mit zahlr. teils figürlichen Vignetten.

      Lpz P Friesenhahn 1897 - Kl.-8°. 64(4) S. OBrosch. (leicht gebräunt u. Rücken mit kl. Läsuren). Erste Ausgabe. Ritzer E 53. Hünich S. 23. Wilp./G. 4. Engel 193 ff. - Ein eigenständiger Gedichtband mit meist neuen Gedichten des Jahres 1896 unterbricht hier die Reihe der "Wegwarten". Die 300 Mark, die der Verleger Friesenhahn für die Veröffentlichung verlangte, wird zur Hälfte von Richard Zoozmann bezahlt, dem denn auch die gedruckte Widmung gilt und von dessen "Episoden" auch ein Motto vorangestellt ist. In der Forschung wird diesen frühen 50 Gedichten wenig Beachtung geschenkt und eher der romantische Charakter festgestellt. Engel findet aber über diese Schaffensphase hinaus bei genauer Lektüre hier die Anfänge einer mühsam erarbeiteten eigenen Motivik, immer noch jedoch basierend auf Sehnsucht, Nacht, Traum, Liebe und Einsamkeit. - Schmutztitel mit gelöschtem Besitzvermerk, ansonsten sauberes Exemplar dieses sehr seltenen Bändchens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Third Violet

      New York: D Appleton and Company, 1897 203 pages. Duodecimo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original tan buckram with red and black lettering to spine and cover with red ornaments to both. (Stallman: 13) first edition.Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 - June 5, 1900) was an American author. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. At the time of his death, Crane was considered an important figure in American literature. After he was nearly forgotten for two decades, critics revived interest in his life and work. Crane's writing is characterized by vivid intensity, distinctive dialects, and irony. Common themes involve fear, spiritual crises and social isolation. Although recognized primarily for The Red Badge of Courage, which has become an American classic, Crane is also known for his poetry, journalism, and short stories such as "The Open Boat", "The Blue Hotel", "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky", and The Monster. His writing made a deep impression on 20th-century writers, most prominent among them Ernest Hemingway, and is thought to have inspired the Modernists and the Imagists.Condition:Corners gently bumped, lightly soiled, spine age darkened else a very good copy.

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        Da Cecilia Metella a Ponte Salario 1896 - 1897. Note della Baronessa di Munchausen. Fotografie di Pietro Sbisà. Prefazione di Gabriele d'Annunzio.

      - Album con copertina originale in tela rossa e titolo in oro (cm. 15,7x25,5); pp. 78 nn. Complessivamente 36 immagini fotografiche tutte inerenti alla caccia alla volpe nell'Agro Romano a piena pagina + altre immagini fotografiche di formato più piccolo. L?album pubblicato nel 1897 probabilmente in forma privata per i partecipanti alla caccia è dedicato al Marchese Luciano di Roccagiovine Capocaccia, con una bellissima prefazione di Gabriele d'Annunzio: "Al caro Master, non v'è al mondo poesia che uguaglia di profondità e di altezza questa dell'Agro, e in nessuna ora io mi sono sentito vivere d'una vita così intensa , così pura e così libera come quando il vostro -Tally ho!- più secco e più risoluto d'un colpo di frusta o di un colpo di speroni lanciava il mio cavallo su una di quelle vaste solitudini fiorite, in fondo a cui sorge l'aspra maceria che la volpe incalzata dai cani sorpassa allungandosi contro le pietre vivida e agile come una fiamma fulva. Non mai, quanto allora, io mi son sentito della medesima razza di quel Claudio Cantelmo che a cavallo per l'Agro attingeva la suprema ebrezza aspirando dalle gramigne putride l'odore della morte." Il testo della Baronessa di Munchausen è suddiviso in giornate di caccia: 23 Novembre 1896, Tre Fontane; 28 Novembre 1896, Coazzo; 1 dicembre, Centocelle. 15 marzo, Ponte Salario. Affascinante resoconto di caccia alla volpe nell?Agro Romano alla fine dell?Ottocento. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sonnets.

      Boston: The University Press, issued by Copeland & Day, 1897 - Octavo (192 x 145 mm). Finely bound by the Cuneo Bindery in near-contemporary red crushed morocco, decorative spine in gilt and black, triple gilt fillets to both covers, front cover with additional dotted border and gilt and black cornerpieces, gilt-stamped "S" enclosed within a gilt and black circular border to front cover, top edge gilt. In a custom red slipcase. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Light offsets to endpapers. A fine copy. Woodcut title page and initials designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. First edition, one of 750 copies from a total edition of 800 (50 had rubricated initials). A finely printed edition in an exquisite binding designed and finished by Leonard Mounteney. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Children of the Sea: A Tale of the Forecastle.

      - New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. 8vo., [iv], 217 pp., title-page printed in red and black within a double-ruled border, with a hedera. Original pictorial light-blue cloth with lettering in gilt, and backstrip with lettering in gilt. Boards a bit rubbed around the edge, faint foxing to outer margins, small chip to the top-edge of the last leaf of text; very good. First edition, first printing, in original cloth. With "Island" for "Islands" on the title-page, and the headline and page number not printed on p. 58. Only 1000 copies of this edition were printed (including those issued with the 1898 title-page), this tale would thereafter be published with the title The Nigger of the Narcissus, which was the title originally offered by the author, but changed by the publishers who argued that the American public would not be interested in a book about a Black man. The original title was restored for all subsequent editions, making this variant-titled edition one of the more sought after of Conrad's works. Cagle A3b; Keating 9; Smith 3; Wise 4. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Réception du Dr F Nansen dans la Grande Salle des Fétes du Trocadéro le Vendredi 26 Mars 1897

      Broadside map printed halftone in blue and black. Printed area measuring 295 by 265mm plus generous margins. Old folds, with a bit of soiling and creasing, largely confined to margins. Paris, Sociéte de Géographie,

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        A Soldier of Manhattan

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1897 - A Soldier of Manhattan by Joseph Altsheler. First edition in ¾ leather with marbled paper. Publisher: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1897. First edition with the same publishing date on both the title-page and copyright page. Binding is in near fine condition. Contents clean. 316 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #C-021. Price: $500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NCOPP' A CLINICA

      LUIGI PIERRO, 1897. ITALIANO 0,35 Collezione di poesie con copertina con fioritura, in zona inferiore, al dorso ed ai tagli. Pagine lisce, bianche, con presenza di note manoscritte con stilografica su tutti i margini superiori e sulla carta di guardia, esculsi occhiello e frontespizio. Evidenza di firma e nota manoscritte alla carta di guardia. USATO

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        Handbuch der Gynäkologie. 3 in 5 Bdn. (all publ.).

      Wiesbaden, Verlag von J.F. Bergmann, 1897-1899, 8, VIII, 628 VI, 812 VI, 512 V, VII, 1087 pp., zahlreiche Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln, 5 orig. Halblederbände feines Exemplar. Erste Auflage! "Wir schließen uns eng an das Handbuch der Gynäkologie von Billroth und Lücke an, wir tun das um so mehr, als wir nur mit den größten Anerkennung auf das frühere Werk zurückblicken können, und betonen müssen, das viele Fortschritte in der Gynäkologie dadurch gezeitigt wurden, daß damals von autoritativer Seite das wirklich erreichte bestimmt ward .. " Vorwort, J. VeitErster Band: Löhlein, H.: Asepsis und Antisepsis in der Gynäkologie (pp.1-64, 17 Abb.). Küstner, O.: Lage- und Bewegungs-Anomalien des Uterus und seiner Nachbarorgane (pp.65-230, 68 Abb.). Veit, J.: Erkrankungen der Vagina (pp.231-424, 9 Abb.). Bumm, E.: Die gonorrhoischen Erkrankungen der weiblichen Harn- und Geschlechtsorgane (pp.425-518, 5 Abb.). Nagel, W.: Entwicklung und Entwicklungsfehler der weiblichen Genitalien (pp.519-628, 36 Abb.).Zweiter Band: Fritsch, H.: Die Krankheiten der weiblichen Blase (pp.1-168, 50 Abb.). Viertel, F.: Physikalische Untersuchungsmethoden der Blase (pp.171-248, 40 Abb.). Döderlein, A.: Die Entzündungen der Gebärmutter (pp.249-390, 24 Abb., 1 Taf.) Die Artophia uteri (pp.391-404). Die Myome des Uterus: Gebhard, C.: Anatomie und Histologie des Uterus (pp.405-446, 31. Abb.). Veit, J.: Ätiologie, Symptomatologie, Diagnostik, Prognose der Myome (pp.447-500). Schaeffer, R.: Die elektrische Behandlung der Myome (pp.501-562, 6 Abb.). Veit, J.: Die palliative Behandlung und die vaginalen Operationen der Uterusmyome (pp.563-606). Olshausen, R.: Die abdominalen Myom-Operationen (pp.607-764, 15 Abb., 2 Taf.) Myom und Schwangerschaft (pp.765-814, 4 Abb.).Dritter Band, I. Hälfte: Gebbard, K.: Die Menstruation (pp.1-110, 5 Abb. auf 1 Taf., 1 Fig. im Text). Veit, J.: Die Erkrankungen der Vulva (pp.111-238, 36 Abb.). Pfannenstiel, J.: Die Erkrankungen der Ovarien (pp.239-512, 78 Abb.).Dritter Band, II. Hälfte, 1. Abt.: Rosthorn, A.v.: Die Krankheiten des Beckenbindegewebes (pp.1-194, 37 Abb., Taf. A-G u. I-VIII). Carcinoma uteri: Winter, G.: Anatomie des Carcinoma uteri (pp.195-254, 34 Abb.). Frommel, R.: Ätiologie, Symptomatologie, Diagnose und Radikalbehandlung der Uteruscarcinome (pp.255-460). Gessner, A.: Palliative Behandlung des inoperablen Carcinoms (pp.461-488). Sarwey, O.: Carcinom und Schwangerschaft (pp.489-534).Veit, J.: Das Deciduoma malignum (pp.535-596, 17 Abb.).Dritter Band, II. Hälfte, 2. Abt.: Winternitz, E.: Die Hämatocele (pp.597-642). Kleinhans, F. & Veit, J.: Die Erkrankungen der Tube: I.: Ätiologie und pathologische Anatomie von F. Kleinhans (pp.643- 752, 51 Abb., 3 Taf.) II. Symptome, Diagnose, Prognose und Therapie von J. Veit (pp.753-834). Döderlein, A.: Allgemeine Peritonitis (pp.835-866). Geßner, A.: Das Sarcoma uteri (pp.867-1016, 15 Abb.) Endothelioma uteri (pp.1017-1024). Nachtrag zu dem Abschnitt "Erkrankungen des Beckenbindegewebes". Von A. v. Roshorn (pp.1025-1028). Register zu Band I-III (pp.1029-1087).

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        Shinsen daisho hinagata taizen

      1897. ISHII, Usaburo and Kojiro IZUMI. Shinsen daisho hinagata taizen.6 volumes. [18]; [18]; [20], [18], [21]; [20] ff. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts including two fold-out plates. 8vo., 221 x 154 mm, bound in original embossed wrappers and paper labels in a new blue cloth folding box. Osaka: Seikado, 1897.An excellent copy of this work which in English translates to "Complete Patterns for Master Craftsmen". This is the first edition, and it was subsequently reprinted in 1910. The book is an important document of the late nineteenth century Japanese struggle between the desire to modernize and that of maintaining tradition. This work bridges the contrast between the conservative return to ancient temple forms and the interest in western forms.The first four volumes cover traditional Japanese design, structure and carpentry and the last two volumes introduce western building designs and, in the details, western building methods. Nuts, bolts and metal brackets replace traditional carpentry, and forms in masonry are described. In the last volume are a series of profiles of mouldings, architectural hardware and fairly elaborate gates, fences and entries in western styles. Interestingly enough, the Imperial Palace, completed in 1888, was not built to the designs of any of the western or western trained architects who submitted designs; but was built by the Imperial Carpenter, who went on to teach many of these young, new architects then, in turn, responsible for the resurgence of Japanese historicism. All this despite the Emperor's push for modernity for the country. A very good set, with one of the paper labels missing and another slightly damaged.

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        Les Affiches Étrangères illustrées. Ouvrage orné de 62 lithographies en couleurs et de cent cinquante reproductions en noir et en couleurs. D'après les affiches originales des meilleurs artistes

      Paris: G. Boudet, Éditeur 1897 - Erstausgabe, Nr. 328 von insgesamt 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren, HLDr. mit LDr.-Ecken, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, gemusterte Deckelbezüge, 206 Seiten mit der angegebenen Zahl von Illustrationen, 24 x 30,5 cm, von außen berieben, Rücken an einer Seite lose, untere Seiten oft fingerfleckig, Seiten leicht gedunkelt, Bindung gelockert, mehrere Lagen lose, allerdings komplett, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Romances of Alexander Dumas Illustrated Library Edition

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1897 Set of Alexander Dumas' romances, which includes The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Companions of Jehu, The War of Women, La Comtesse de Charny, Memoirs of a Physician, Twenty Years After, Black, The Chevalier D'Harmental, Chevalier De Maison Rouge, The Regent's Daughter, Chauvelin's Will and Velvet Necklace, The Black Tulip, The Horoscope, The Two Dianas, The Forty-Five, The Queen's Necklace, Marguerite de Valois, Ascanio, Agénor de Mauleon, Vicomte de Bragelonne, The Whites and the Blues, Ange Pitou, La Dame de Monsoreau, The She Wolves of Machecoul, The Duke's Page, Olympe de Cleves, The Ball of Snow and Sultanetta, The Brigand and Blanche de Beaulieu, and Sylvandire. First impression was of 1000 copies, this set of 60 volumes being number 541.

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        Kollwitz, Käthe. - Ein Weberaufstand. - Blatt V. - "Sturm".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung & Schmirgel, in Schwarz, auf gelblichem Kupferdruckpapier, 1897. Von Käthe Kollwitz. 23,2 x 29,5 cm (Darstellung) / 24,4 x 30,6 cm (Platte) / 33 x 40 cm (Blatt). Klipstein 33 V a (von b). Ohne die gestochene Schrift der 3. und 4. Auflagen in der Platte. Blindstempel Van der Becke. - Von der originalen Platte ab 1931 für Van der Becke gedruckt. - Ohne Mängel. Sehr gut erhalten. Käthe Kollwitz (1867 Königsberg / Kaliningrad - 1945 Moritzburg). Deutsche Grafikerin und Bildhauerin, eine der wichtigsten Künstlerinnen des 20. Jh. 1881-86 Unterricht in Königsberg bei dem Maler Gustav Naujok und dem Kupferstecher Rudolf Mauer, 1987 bei dem Maler Emil Neide. 1888-90 Studium an der Münchner Künstlerinnenschule bei Ludwig Herterich. 1891 Umzug nach Berlin, wo ihr 1898 der künstlerische Durchbruch gelingt. 1898-1903 Lehrauftrag an der Berliner Künstlerinnenschule für Radieren und Zeichnen. 1901-13 Mitglied der 'Berliner Secession'. 1907 Villa-Romana-Preis und Reise nach Florenz. 1913 wechselt sie zur 'Freien Secession'. 1913-23 Mitbegründerin und erste Vorsitzende des Frauenkunstverbandes. 1919 als erste Frau Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie der Künste; Ernennung zur Professorin. 1929 Orden 'Pour le Mérite' für Wissenschaften und Künste. 1933 von den Nationalsozialisten erzwungener Austritt aus der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. Ab 1935 inoffizielles Ausstellungsverbot. 1943 wird ihre Wohnung in Berlin bei einem Bombenangriff zerstört. 1944 zog sie auf Einladung von Prinz Ernst Heinrich von Sachsen nach Moritzburg, wo sie wenige Tage vor Kriegsende starb. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Der Tempel Ta-chueh-sy (Tempel der grossen Erkennens) bei Peking. Da Jue Si Temple of Peking. Ta Chueh Si

      Berlin: A. ASher & Co., 1897 - First edition, first printing. Quarto, 32*24.6cm, viii, 36p, plus 12 plates printed on rectos only. 87 text illustrations, 8 plates of architectural plans, 4 plates of photogravures. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE INVISIBLE MAN

      London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. FIRST EDITION. This is a major book by one of the most significant British authors at work during the final years of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. The prolific and durable Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) is most famous for his imaginative fiction from the 1890s, works like the present volume, along with "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), "War of the Worlds" (1898) and "When the Sleeper Awakes" (1899), all of which helped to establish Wells as a master of science fiction. By the time Wells died, he had published more than 100 books and earned his fame not only as a writer, but also as a minor prophet who accurately predicted war planes, tanks, the atomic bomb, and World War II. The present "scientific romance" is a retelling of Plato's "Ring of Gyges" parable, which asked if any reasonable man would still act morally if granted the power of invisibility. A rogue scientist has made himself invisible, but finds the life of the unseen more difficult than expected. He soon turns to crime, and plans a "Reign of Terror" before being brought to justice by a quick-thinking doctor. DNB notes that Wells "stands midway between the older traditions of the learned satire, the utopia, and the marvelous voyage, and the 20th-century growth of mass-entertainment technological fantasy." This fragile item is difficult to find in pleasing condition.. 200 x 133 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 7/8"). viii, 245, [1] pp., [1] leaf (ads). FIRST EDITION. Publisher's red cloth. Cloth lightly soiled, spine slightly and uniformly sunned and with faint vertical crease, paper along rear hinge separating (but board still firmly attached), leaves not bright because of inferior paper quality; an inexpensively made book, so, in relative terms, a very decent copy, without many signs of use and with nothing approaching a fatal condition issue. This is a major book by one of the most significant British authors at work during the final years of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. The prolific and durable Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) is most famous for his imaginative fiction from the 1890s, works like the present volume, along with "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), "War of the Worlds" (1898) and "When the Sleeper Awakes" (1899), all of which helped to establish Wells as a master of science fiction. By the time Wells died, he had published more than 100 books and earned his fame not only as a writer, but also as a minor prophet who accurately predicted war planes, tanks, the atomic bomb, and World War II. The present "scientific romance" is a retelling of Plato's "Ring of Gyges" parable, which asked if any reasonable man would still act morally if granted the power of invisibility. A rogue scientist has made himself invisible, but finds the life of the unseen more difficult than expected. He soon turns to crime, and plans a "Reign of Terror" before being brought to justice by a quick-thinking doctor. DNB notes that Wells "stands midway between the older traditions of the learned satire, the utopia, and the marvelous voyage, and the 20th-century growth of mass-entertainment technological fantasy." This fragile item is difficult to find in pleasing condition.

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        Papers and Notes on the Genesis and Matrix of the Diamond … Edited From His Unpublished MSS. by T.G. Bonney.

      - London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1897. 8vo. Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 72, 31 (advertisements), two plates after photographs, retaining tissue guards, illustrations to the text; apart from light offsetting from endpapers a very good copy. First edition, very rare. The late Lewis had been a scientific practitioner in the diamond fields of Kimberley. This is his legacy, a considerable amount of researchand analysis. Provenane: De Beers, with their stamp and shelfmark number on front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité pratique de médecine, clinique et thérapeutique (6 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : Maladies infectieuses ; Tome 2 : Maladies du système nerveux ; Tome 3 : Maladies des voies respiratoires ; Tome 4 : Maladies de l'appareil circulatoire, maladies du sang et de la nutrition, intoxications, maladies de l'appareil urinaire ; Tome 5 : Maladies du tube digestif et de ses annexes ; Tome 6 : Maladies spéciales, maladies des dents, du nez, des oreilles, des yeux, des organes génitaux, de la peau, syphilis

      A. Maloine 1897 - Deuxième édition revue et corrigée, 6 tomes en 5 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin brun, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, initiales P. A. en queue, A. Maloine, Paris, 1897 Rare exemplaire en bon état (deux ff. part. débrochés, bel exemplaire en très bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS: A STORY OF THE GRAND BANKS

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co, 1897. FIRST EDITION (following a few copies in wrappers issued prior to this to satisfy copyright requirements). This is a fine copy of one of the author's best known works, following the trials and adventures of the young Harvey Cheyne, the scion of a wealthy railroad tycoon who is rescued at sea by a group of fishermen. Although Kipling (1865-1936) is one of Britain's best known writers, and most famous for his works portraying the lives of both natives and colonialists on the Indian subcontinent, the present work is set in America and Newfoundland and undoubtedly based on the author's first hand observations (he and his wife lived for a time in Vermont before settling in England in 1896). Kipling was born in Bombay, where his father ran a school of art, and he lived in India until the age of six. He was sent to school in England, but chose to return to the East at 18. His father had become director of the Lahore Museum in what is now Pakistan, and Rudyard became a journalist for the "Lahore Civil and Military Gazette." His first two collections of stories, "Plain Tales from the Hills" and "Soldiers Three," depict the lives of the British military in India; he proved to be a prolific author, writing novels, tales for children and adults, and many poems. Among his many honors are a Nobel Prize (1907) and the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature (1926), which had previously only been awarded to Scott, Meredith, and Hardy. This is not an uncommon book, but it is insubstantially made and now usually found in disagreeable condition; the present copy is quite pleasing, and the price is meant to be attractive as well.. 190 x 122 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). viii, 245 pp., [1] leaf (ads). FIRST EDITION (following a few copies in wrappers issued prior to this to satisfy copyright requirements). Publisher's blue cloth with gilt pictorial design on upper cover and on flat spine, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I. W. Taber. Stewart 163. Spine very slightly cocked (as nearly always), isolated trivial foxing, but A FINE COPY, quite clean and fresh internally, and in an especially bright binding. This is a fine copy of one of the author's best known works, following the trials and adventures of the young Harvey Cheyne, the scion of a wealthy railroad tycoon who is rescued at sea by a group of fishermen. Although Kipling (1865-1936) is one of Britain's best known writers, and most famous for his works portraying the lives of both natives and colonialists on the Indian subcontinent, the present work is set in America and Newfoundland and undoubtedly based on the author's first hand observations (he and his wife lived for a time in Vermont before settling in England in 1896). Kipling was born in Bombay, where his father ran a school of art, and he lived in India until the age of six. He was sent to school in England, but chose to return to the East at 18. His father had become director of the Lahore Museum in what is now Pakistan, and Rudyard became a journalist for the "Lahore Civil and Military Gazette." His first two collections of stories, "Plain Tales from the Hills" and "Soldiers Three," depict the lives of the British military in India; he proved to be a prolific author, writing novels, tales for children and adults, and many poems. Among his many honors are a Nobel Prize (1907) and the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature (1926), which had previously only been awarded to Scott, Meredith, and Hardy. This is not an uncommon book, but it is insubstantially made and now usually found in disagreeable condition; the present copy is quite pleasing, and the price is meant to be attractive as well.

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        Boule de suif

      First separate edition of this novel which is illustrated with 58 original compositions by François Thévenot engraved on wood by Romagnol, one of 50 numbered copies on Vellum vellum.Binding in full morocco navy blue, back with five nerves adorned with red morocco listels forming caissons enriched with interlacing, golden wheels on the headdresses, boards decorated in their centers with a large listello of red morocco and interlacing reminder of the back, silk guards, framing of triple nets and a garland gilded on the contreplats, contreplats in morocco Havana decorated with listels of morocco olive green and incisions morocco sand depicting a vegetal decoration, guards and contreplats following of handmade paper, double gilded fillets on the cups, preserved covers, gilded head, full cartonnage case covered with marbled paper and edged with red morocco, superb binding of art and the era signed Bretault in the Art Nouveau style .Ex-libris glued on a contreplat.Our copy is complete, as it is stipulated in the justification of the draw, of its double continuation of the illustrations: one in the text and the second in print except on China.Our copy is exceptionally enriched:- a quadruple following of all the inset illustrations and the portrait: the first with letter and on vellum, the second before letter and on China, the third before letter with remark and on China, the fourth in smoked and on Japan pelure (prints hand-drawn by the engraver and given only copies at 400 francs).- a separate print, before any letter, of the colored figure adorning the cover, very rare- an original drawing representing the engraving on page 3 (which has been engraved in reverse)- smoked on Japan peel of this same engraving, of two others of the text and the vignette of the title- additional frontispiece- the prospectus illustrated in the volume- an autograph letter signed by François Thévenot and mounted on a tab- an autograph letter signed by Gustave de Maupassant, brother of Guy de Maupassant, relating to publishing and editing on tab.Beautiful and unique copy set in a spectacular and amazing Art Nouveau binding by Bretault. Armand Magnier Paris 1897 16,5x26cm relié sous étui

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        Poems from the Divan.

      London: William Heinemann, 1897 - Octavo. Original olive-green buckram, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco solander box. Emery Walker-designed bookplate of P. H. Hood, English photographer, active 1890-1910, to front pastedown. Variably sunned to tan overall, extremities lightly rubbed, superficial wear to tips and along fore edge of front board, contents toned, front free endpaper browned from bookplate, rear inner hinge partially cracked, but firm. A very good copy. Complete with the 16 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear. First edition, publishers' presentation copy, with their blind stamp to the half-title and following three leaves, of Bell's second published work, and the first to appear under her own name; her celebrated translation of Hafiz, the 14th-century Sufi poet whose work is considered to represent "the zenith of Persian lyric poetry" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). In 1892 Bell (1868-1926) set out on what proved to be a formative journey to Tehran, where her uncle Sir Frank Lascelles was British minister. "Having studied Persian with the oriental scholar Sandford Arthur Strong during the winter prior to her journey, she embarked on a verse translation of the mystical poet Hafiz to which she brought an insightful interpretation of the East's cultural depth and of the underlying ambiguities of Hafiz's poems. Her translation received a favourable critical reception on its publication and was long regarded as the best free-verse translation into English" (ODNB). Bell's travel account, Safar Nameh: Persian Pictures, was published anonymously in 1894. Her edition of Hafiz is surprisingly uncommon on the market. It was not reprinted in Bell's lifetime, a second edition appearing only in 1928. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les enfants du capitaine Grant

      - Hetzel, Paris 1897, Grd. in-8 (19x28cm), 622pp., relié. - Nuova edizione illustrata con 172 disegni di Riou, incisa da Pannemaker. Catalogo Y in fine. editor di cartone dice: "Nella mappa del mondo" smussato. Bella targa con ori superiori taglienti firmato Engel in ancoraggio. Dos bene con tappi piegate. Secondo piatto bene, con aree sporche, leggermente più scuro. angoli strofinata con un leggermente piegato. Copiare un po 'deformato in avanti. Prima che il titolo deve aprire grondaia. 2 un po 'emerso foglie. lentiggini pallide sparse, soprattutto in df'ouvrage all'inizio e alla fine sono rimasti su un foglio bianco. Nel complesso buona copia - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée de 172 dessins par Riou, gravés par Pannemaker. Catalogue Y in fine pour 1897-1898. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "A la mappemonde" ou "Au dos à l'ancre", biseauté. Second plat de type Engel h (les tirages postérieurs à 1905 ont un second plat de type Engel i). Belle plaque supérieur aux ors bien nets signée Engel dans l'ancre. Dos bien avec les coiffes repliées. Second plat bien, avec des zones de salissure, légèrement plus sombres. Coins frottés dont un un peu replié. Exemplaire un peu gauchi vers l'avant. Avant le faux titre, gouttière ouverte. 2 feuillets très légèrement ressortis. Rousseurs pâles éparses essentiellement en début et fin d'ouvrage sur un papier demeuré blanc. Dans l'ensemble bon exemplaire, à la plaque et au dos très appréciables. Un des grands classiques de l'auteur, 2 enfants à la recherche de leur père naufragé, et qui conduit le lecteur de l'Écosse à la Nouvelle-Zélande en passant par des îles Canaries, le Cap-Vert, le détroit de Magellan, la cordillère des Andes, la pampa argentine, le cap de Bonne-Espérance, l'île Amsterdam, et l'Australie.  

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        History of the Liverpool Privateers and Letters of Marque with an Account of the Liverpool Slave Trade.

      London, William Heinemann, 1897. 8vo. Original dark red cloth, spine lettered in giltt; pp. xv, 718, [2]; four folding facsimiles, minimal wear to binding; provenance: contemporary Liverpool ownership inscription. Scarce first edition of the first full-length book to tap into the history of the 'national sin' (p. v). - We could not find any information about the author, despite - exactly because - he wrote this substantial book. 'History of the Liverpool Privateers... is one of the most detailed 19th century accounts of the slave trade. It gathers original source materials which feature comparative tables of figures and profits connected with the trade, newspaper articles and advertisements, and facsimiles of manuscript documents, including ship logs. Also included are descriptive accounts of the treacherous journeys at sea, the brutal treatment received by African peoples, and the Abolition campaign. Although the book was written retrospectively in 1897, after Britain ceased involvement in the slave trade, it is still regarded as a reputable source. [...] On page 680 a comparative table shows the numbers of ships that left Liverpool, London and Bristol for Africa, to board African people and transport them to America as slaves. This movement is part of the 'trade triangle' in the transatlantic slave trade. The table, covering years 1795-1804, reveals that the port of Liverpool dominated the slave trade in the late 18th century. In 1798, for example, ships from Liverpool potentially boarded 53,051 Africans ("Slaves Allowed"), compared with figures of 2,650 and 1,433 from London and Bristol, respectively. On page 477, Williams presents a broader view of England's involvement in the slave trade. Here, he makes reference to an estimate that 20,000 Africans were held as slaves by London families or businesses in the late 18th century. To put that figure into perspective, today 20,000 people constitute a regular population size for a British town. Williams also details some of the horrendous, brutalising treatment carried out by English slaveholders (British Library, online, apparently not being able to provide us with any biographical information about Gomer Williams either).

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        Journals of the Horn Scientific Expedition 1894 Together with maps and plans and report of the physical geography of Central Australia

      First edition. 2 vols. 23 photogravure plates. 8vo. A very good copy in original wrappers with manuscript note from Baldwin Spencer tipped in; accompanied by a portfolio of four maps and sheets within original printed card folding case, comprising a large folding map measuring 1290 x 1290 mm., a plan of the Hermannsburg mission measuring 822 x 587 mm., and two smaller loose folding sheets; book and maps housed together in early (?original) green cloth slipcase lettered 'Horn Exped. 1894'. Adelaide, C.E. Bristow, Government Printer,

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        Farthest North, Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram," 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey

      Westminster: Archibald Contable, 1897. The English edition of the official account of the Fram expedition precedes the first Norwegian edition of the same year. Octavo, two volumes. Publisher's dark green cloth, with gilt titles and designs. A Near Fine set. Light shelfwear at the extremities, light foxing to the page edges and lightly scattered throughout, both volumes with owner names (in pencil, dated 1897) and red stamps on the first blank. Overall, with gilt and cloth quite fresh, no tears to the maps at the rear, a very presentable copy. PMM 384 (for the Norweigian edition). Near Fine. Near Fine

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        Orlik, Emil. - "Otto Erich Hartleben".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung & Vernis mou, mit Plattenton, in Schwarzbraun, auf gelblichem Büttenpapier, 1897. Von Emil Orlik. 22,6 x 15,8 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 28 x 20 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. In der Platte rechts oben Titel und Jahr. - Verso in den Ecken Montagereste von Papiergelenken. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Emil Orlik (1870 Prag - 1932 Berlin). Böhmischer Maler, Grafiker, Fotograf und Kunsthandwerker. 1889-93 Studium an der privaten Malschule Heinrich Knirrs in München und an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. 1894 Rückkehr nach Prag. 1900-01 Asienreise. 1904 Umzug nach Wien. 1899-1905 Mitglied der Wiener Secession, Veröffentlichungen in der Secessions-Zeitschrift "Ver Sacrum". 1906 als Professor an die Staatliche Lehranstalt des Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseums gerufen. Lehrer von George Grosz, Hannah Höch, Oskar Nerlinger und Josef Fenneker. Mitglied der Berliner Secession. 1912 Zweite große Asienreise. Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 iClausthal - 1905 Salò am Gardasee). Deutscher Lyriker, Dramatiker und Schriftsteller. Vertreter des Naturalismus. Wuchs als Waise bei seinem Großvater Senator Eduard Angerstein in Hannover auf. Ab 1886 Studium Rechtswissenschaft in Leipzig und Berlin. Ab 1889 Gerichtsreferendar in Stolberg (Harz) und Magdeburg. Ab 1890 als freier Schriftsteller in Berlin. 1900 feierte er mit der Offizierstragödie "Rosenmontag" einen ersten Erfolg. Ab 1903 lebte er mit der Geliebten Ellen Birr in der Villa Halkyone in Salò am Gardasee. Seiner dort gegründeten "Halkyonische Akademie für unangewandte Wissenschaften" gehörten Peter Behrens, Otto Julius Bierbaum, Franz Blei, Gerhart Hauptmann, Alfred Kubin, Ferdinand Pfohl und Emil Orlik an. 1897-1900 Mitherausgeber der Literaturzeitschrift "Magazin für Litteratur". 1902 Franz-Grillparzer-Preis. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Specielle Pathologie und Therapie. 24 Bände in 40 Bänden komplett.

      Hölder 1897-1901, Wien, - 245x165mm, illustriert, Halbleder, Rücken-Gold und Blindpräg, Bibliothek Etikett im Unteren Rücken, ohne Stockfleckig.

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        Journals of the Horn Scientific Expedition, 1894. Together with maps and plans; and report of the physical geography of Central Australia

      1897 - First edition. 2 vols. 23 photogravure plates. 8vo. A very good copy in original wrappers with manuscript note from Baldwin Spencer tipped in; accompanied by a portfolio of four maps and sheets within original printed card folding case, comprising a large folding map measuring 1290 x 1290 mm., a plan of the Hermannsburg mission measuring 822 x 587 mm., and two smaller loose folding sheets; book and maps housed together in early (?original) green cloth slipcase lettered 'Horn Exped. 1894'. Adelaide, C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, Important association copy of the narrative journal of the central Australian Horn scientific expedition, antagonistically presented by its author and expedition-leader Charles Winnecke to Baldwin Spencer, expedition member, famous anthropologist, and the editor of the competing official publication of the expedition; accompanied by a testy note by Spencer relating to the publication. Winnecke's journal of the Horn expedition was first planned as a parliamentary paper in 1896 but was quickly supressed by the state Premier following a complaint from William Austin Horn, financier of the expedition. Winnecke's narrative was then dropped from the official four-volume account of the expedition too. Previously, Horn had fallen out with Winnecke over finances, leaving other members of the expedition divided in their loyalty. Baldwin Spencer had sided with Horn, and therefore also fell out with Winnecke. The breakdown of relations between the three men is well documented in the surviving manuscript record: see, for example, the Spencer Papers in the Pitt Rivers Museum where various stages in the struggle between them are quite apparent, including Horn noting 'Winnecke's Journal not acceptable', 'Winnecke's regrettable attitude', 'Winnecke has behaved badly', 'Winnecke is to receive no credit. 'I don't mind paying literally, but I won't be blackmailed'. Spencer specifically advises Horn in return that Winnecke's publication 'must be forestalled'. Winnecke would not be forestalled however. Since his narrative was now not to appear in the official account of the expedition edited by Spencer, he went his own way and organised his own publication, in this form, prepared with an impressive suite of folding maps by the Adelaide government printer. Wantrup notes its scarcity, estimating that no more than 650 copies were printed. Winnecke must have taken some bitter pleasure in presenting this very copy to Baldwin Spencer, inscribing the title page 'with complts Chas. Winnecke 11/2/97'. It was not a gift intended to give much pleasure. Baldwin Spencer wrote a note, tipped in here; signed 'W. Baldwin Spencer' it states that this is an 'unauthorized edition', followed by a numbered list of plates illegitimately included. The note states 'The plates are the property of Mr. WA. Horn & are reproduced without his permission.' Privately funded and well resourced, the Horn scientific expedition was a major undertaking, travelling some 3500 kilometres and mapping almost 70,000 square kilometres of remote territory. In addition to Baldwin Spencer, the staff included several eminent scientists such as Professors Edward Stirling and Ralph Tate. This narrative includes the very large plate of central Australia lithographed for the suppressed parliamentary printing of the previous year by the Surveyor Generals Office in Adelaide. Additionally, the suite of folding sheets includes a detailed plan of the Hermannsburg mission on the Finke River (with inset architectural plans), a meteorological chart and a topographic survey of Mount Watt. Ferguson, 8686a; McLaren, 16969; Wantrup, 211. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Nursery Rhyme Book

      Frederick Warne and Co., London 1897 - 8vo. 288 pp. Bound in full vellum with gilt lettering to the front board and gilt decorated spine. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated title page, frontis, and numerous illustrations throughout by L. Leslie Brooke. Light foxing. The boards slightly bowed. All edges gilt. Rare in full vellum. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SOME GERMAN WOODCUTS OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY.

      Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press, 1897.. Thirty-five reproductions from printed books in the library of William Morris, 1897. 4to, approximately 300 x 215 mm, 12 x 8½ inches, pages: xi, 23 leaves illustrating woodcuts with some text, printed and numbered on rectos only, then pages 24-36 and last leaf with colophon, Kelmscott monogram, some pages have a pale watermark in the inner margin, but it is difficult to make out the design. Printed in red and black in Golden type, bound in plain dark blue cloth of the period, cut out printed paper title mounted on upper cover, edges untrimmed. Binding a little rubbed and scratched with a few small indentations to upper cover, head of spine bumped, first page of the woodcuts with shallow crease to lower corner, a few other light creases to margins of pages with woodcuts, not affecting images, edges of pages have slight rippling, pale age-browning to endpapers, otherwise a clean crisp copy. NOT IN THE ORIGINAL KELMSCOTT BINDING. Of these thirty-five reproductions twenty-nine were all that were done of a series chosen by Mr. Morris to illustrate a catalogue of his library, and the other six were prepared by him for an article in the 4th number of Bibliographica, part of which is reprinted as an introduction to the book. The process blocks (with one exception) were made by Walker & Boutall, and are of the same size as the original cuts. Limited edition of 225 copies plus 8 vellum copies, the limitation not printed in the book. See Willan Peterson, A Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, pages 131-134, No. A49. The binding is of the time and the paper label looks like paper and type used by the Kelmscott Press. According to Peterson the book sold out and orders kept coming in, and many customers were disappointed so it could have been a rejected copy due to a small crease in the margin of the first illustration? Obviously this is speculation. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE SUNDERING FLOOD

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER (and 10 on vellum). Dated 1897, but issued in February of 1898, this was the last romance written by William Morris and the final book but two to be produced at the Kelmscott Press. Because of Morris' failing health, the last few pages were written down from his dictation by Sydney Cockerell, and the work appeared posthumously, being printed from an uncorrected manuscript and seen through the press by his daughter, May Morris. The map on the front pastedown was the inspiration for Tolkien's vision of Middle Earth cartography. Because of the thickness of the book and the insubstantial materials it is made of, fine copies of this title are especially difficult to find.. 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l. (including woodcut map at front), 507, [1] pp. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER (and 10 on vellum). Publisher's blue paper boards, expertly rebacked with linen matching the original, spine with publisher's paper label at head, edges untrimmed. Front pastedown with line block map drawn by H. Cribb, elaborate woodcut border and initial on first page of text, and woodcut borders and initials at the beginning of each chapter, small woodcut initials throughout, Kelmscott device in colophon. Rear pastedown with bookplate of Dayton Cole. Peterson A-51; Sparling 51; Walsdorf "William Morris" 51; Tomkinson, p. 121. Minor soiling to boards, a touch of light marginal foxing on a few leaves, and one or two small marginal stains, otherwise a fine copy, quite clean, fresh, and bright.Dated 1897, but issued in February of 1898, this was the last romance written by William Morris and the final book but two to be produced at the Kelmscott Press. Because of Morris' failing health, the last few pages were written down from his dictation by Sydney Cockerell, and the work appeared posthumously, being printed from an uncorrected manuscript and seen through the press by his daughter, May Morris. The map on the front pastedown was the inspiration for Tolkien's vision of Middle Earth cartography. Because of the thickness of the book and the insubstantial materials it is made of, fine copies of this title are especially difficult to find.

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