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        Sapho. Pièce lyrique en cinq actes d'après le roman d'Alphonse Daudet. [ Livre dédicacé par J. Massenet ]

      Heugel, 1897. Paroles de MM. Henri Cain et Bernède, Musique de J. Massenet, 1 vol. gr. in - 4 relié bradel demi - toile à coins verte, couv. cons., au Menestrel, Heugel & Cie, Paris, 1897, 227 pp. Envoi de Jules Massenet : "à Madame Bruman, de respectueuse sympathie". Envois de Henri Cain et Bernède : "les indignes librettistes". Signature d'Emma Calvet et petit bout de partition ms. sur couv., manifestement de la main de Massenet ("ce que j'appelle beau"). Couv. conservée et renforcée, restauration en titre et 2 prem. ff., qques rouss., bon exemplaire par ailleurs dans une reliure postérieure en très bon état. Exceptionnel exemplaire dédicacé à la fois par Jules Massenet, par les deux librettistes et par la célèbre cantatrice Emma Calvet, qui créa le rôle de Sapho à l'Opéra Comique, le 27 novembre 1897. Français

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        La feuille

      Paris, Zo d'Axa, oct. 1897 - mars. 1899. de 26 feuilles demi toile verte de l'époque oct. 1897 - mars. 1899, oct. 1897 - mars. 1899, in - folio, de 26 feuilles, demi toile verte de l'époque, Collection complète des 25 numéros de La Feuille, publié au moment des tumultes de l'affaire Dreyfus. Chaque numéro consiste d'une feuille (sauf le douzième, une double - page imprimée sur une côté seulement) avec une lithographie d'après des dessins de Steinlen, Willette, Léandre, Hermann Paul, Couturier, Anquetin, ou Luce et un article écrit par l'anarchiste Zo d'Axa au verso. Fortement antimilitariste, d'Axa écrit de Dreyfus, mettant en colère les deux camps : "Si ce monsieur ne fut pas traître - il fut capitaine. Passons." La feuille numéro 9 annonce la candidature d'un âne blanc qui se nomme Nul : "Je n'aime pas flagorner le peuple. Voilà le candidat qu'il mérite. A Rome, aux jours de la décadence, la plèbe acclamait un cheval consul. Le bourricot doit triompher en république opportuniste." Peu après d'Axa déclara le succès de son candidat. Bel exemplaire

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      London: H. S. Nichols Ltd.. Complete 12 volume set handsomely bound in 3/4 burgundy leather. 1897. hb. Royal 8vo, . More colloquially known as "The Arabian Nights", this magnificant work was first published in 1885 by Burton through the private Kamashastra Society in order to evade the likely consequences of publishing commercially what was perceived at the time to be pornography. Each of the volumes in this set has the name of the society stamped at the bottom of the spine and is "Illustrated by a Series of seventy-one original illustrations reproduced from the Original Pictures in Oils specially painted by Albert Letchford". Each engraving carries the original printed tissue-guard. Each book measures 26 x 18 cms and the "pebbled" leather is bound over woven green cloth with the top edge gilt. The endpapers are marbled and each front endpaper carries the attractive bookplate of J. H. Burton, which depicts a schooner with all sails set, and is bordered by mermaids. The bookplate is initialled in the plate "H.N." (being Harold Nelson, the famed British bookplate designer, artist and engraver). The extremities of each volume do show some rubbing, but it is not untoward. The hinges are tight and the contents are in exceptionally good condition - in fact, the volumes appear never to have been read. We have taken detailed photographs of the set and they are available upon application. .

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        Aus siebzig Jahren. Lebenserinnerungen.

      Stuttgart, Leipzig: Deutsche Verlag Anstalt, 1897. - Notka wydawnicza: Stuttgart, Leipzig: Deutsche Verlag Anstalt, 1897.; Wymiar bloku: 25cm.; Naklad: 0; Uwagi: Efektowna luksusowa wydawnicza (w wersji bibliofilskiej) oprawa w dwoch rodzajach skory, na przedniej wyklejce ekslibris: Albert Odermann No 306. Przed karta tytulowa calostronicowy portret autora w drzeworycie sztorcowym.Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski (17.06.1822 Lezno powiat Kartuzy / Großleesen bei Danzig - 13.12.1896 Sondershausen) urodzony w rodzinie o polskich korzeniach wybitny niemiecki skrzypek, dyrygent i muzykolog, po ukonczeniu szkoly sredniej w Gdansku studiowal w konserwatorium w Lipsku, gdzie jego nauczycielami byli: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robert Schumann, Moritz Hauptmann i Ferdinand David.Ojciec muzyka Jozef Tadeusz Wasielewski ur. 1785, szlachcic i katolik, pochodzil z Nasielska pow. Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki o czym mowa na s.3, zas matka Henriette Christina Piwko z Gdanska, malzonkowie zamieszkali w Leznie, a od 1826 w Gdansku, gdzie ojciec byl nauczycielem.; Waga: 880g; Jezyk: niemiecki; Strony: 278, [10]s. [1]k. tabl.; Kategorie tematyczne: design grafika uzytkowa ksiazki z oryginalna grafika oprawy/okladki XIX wiek, historia XIX wiek wspomnienia, historia Europy Niemcy, sztuka XIX wieku europejska Niemcy muzyka wspomnienia, regiony gedanensia (Gdansk) pomeranica, obcojezyczne niemiecki, okres wydania XIX wiek / , 19th century memoirs , art art of the 19th century music memoirs, regions Pomeranica, foreign languages German, period of edition 19th century / , 19. Jh. Erinnerungen , Kunst Kunst des 19. Jh.s Musik Erinnerungen, Regionen Pomeranica, fremdsprachig deutsch, Erscheinungsperioden 19. Jh.; Oprawa nieznacznie uszkodzona (otarcia) poza tym egzemplarz bez wad. Pozycja w dosc ladnym stanie. Oprawa wydawnicza pelna skora zlocona i zdobiona na grzbiecie, grzbiet 6-polowy, zwiezy wypukle, okladziny z innej skory (krokodyla?); obciecie barwione.

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        Never had traveller a better Steed"

      1897. Nicnack Rides on the back of the UnicornRACKHAM, Arthur, artist. "Never had traveller a better Steed" [London], 1897. Original pen-and-ink drawing, signed "A Rackham '97" on lower right-hand corner, for the drawing illustrating A.E. Bonser's The Treasure at the end of the Rainbow, (pp. 717-727). The drawing is titled by Arthur Rackham in the lower left-hand corner "The Treasure at the end of the Rainbow/Never had traveller a better Steed."Image size: 8 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches: 225 x 266 mm. Matted, framed and glazed. The drawing appears on p. 723 in the St. Nicholas Magazine. London, Frederick Warne & Co.,1898. In St. Nicholas the drawing is titled "They approached the Mountains of the Moon, and saw the lofty summits". "Nicnack," said the Phenix, peeping over the edge,--- for it was indeed the royal bird,--"is that you? I have been expecting your visit. You can help me, and I can help you. I am short of cinnamon sticks. Down where you stand you can see over yonder a grove of the spice. The unicorn will take you to it. Please get me some; and," the Phenix added thoughtfully, "while you are about it, you might bring three straight young palm-trees." Down climbed Nicnack; off he sped on the unicorn's back, and soon returned with the spice and palms. "Thank you, Nicnack," said the Phenix; "but you're tired, so sit down and rest, and tell me what you saw in Fairyland. You see, I know a good deal about you already." Nicnack was more than astonished; but he frankly told the Phenix of his adorable Princess, and how he hoped to win her by finding the Treasure at the End of the Rainbow."In this pen and ink drawing, Rackham depicts a sense of urgency in how he draws Nicnack riding like the wind on his unicorn. His cape and his feathered hat are billowing out behind him. In the foreground a rabbit, looking scared runs out of the way of the hooves of the unicorn. The mountainous landscape is rugged with rocks in the foreground. Not typical of a Rackham drawing, but still full of detail and movement - a skill that Rackham uses to great effect.

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        Never had traveller a better Steed

      [London]: , 1897. - Nicnack Rides on the back of the UnicornRACKHAM, Arthur, artist. "Never had traveller a better Steed" [London], 1897. Original pen-and-ink drawing, signed "A Rackham '97" on lower right-hand corner, for the drawing illustrating A.E. Bonser's The Treasure at the end of the Rainbow, (pp. 717-727). The drawing is titled by Arthur Rackham in the lower left-hand corner "The Treasure at the end of the Rainbow/Never had traveller a better Steed."Image size: 8 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches: 225 x 266 mm. Matted, framed and glazed. The drawing appears on p. 723 in the St. Nicholas Magazine. London, Frederick Warne & Co.,1898. In St. Nicholas the drawing is titled "They approached the Mountains of the Moon, and saw the lofty summits". "Nicnack," said the Phenix, peeping over the edge,--- for it was indeed the royal bird,--"is that you? I have been expecting your visit. You can help me, and I can help you. I am short of cinnamon sticks. Down where you stand you can see over yonder a grove of the spice. The unicorn will take you to it. Please get me some; and," the Phenix added thoughtfully, "while you are about it, you might bring three straight young palm-trees." Down climbed Nicnack; off he sped on the unicorn's back, and soon returned with the spice and palms. "Thank you, Nicnack," said the Phenix; "but you're tired, so sit down and rest, and tell me what you saw in Fairyland. You see, I know a good deal about you already." Nicnack was more than astonished; but he frankly told the Phenix of his adorable Princess, and how he hoped to win her by finding the Treasure at the End of the Rainbow."In this pen and ink drawing, Rackham depicts a sense of urgency in how he draws Nicnack riding like the wind on his unicorn. His cape and his feathered hat are billowing out behind him. In the foreground a rabbit, looking scared runs out of the way of the hooves of the unicorn. The mountainous landscape is rugged with rocks in the foreground. Not typical of a Rackham drawing, but still full of detail and movement - a skill that Rackham uses to great effect.

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      Fasquelle, 1897. - Fasquelle, Paris 1897, 13x19,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Associazione a bradel abete metà percaline, liscio indietro con un oro motivo floreale, la data e filo oro coda doppia, come stanza bordeaux lutto con due graffi, piatti di carta in marmo, due angoli leggermente urtato, vincolante tempo. Firmato autografo dell'autore Henri Meilhac. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline sapin, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin bordeaux comportant deux éraflures, plats de papier marbré, deux coins légèrement émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Emile Zola à Henri Meilhac. Agréable exemplaire.  

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        Magyar kozmondasok es kozmondasszeru szolasok

      Kiadja Kokai Lajos (1897), Budapest - 770 pages. This collection of Hungarian proverbs and idioms was the most extensive and important up to its day, with neary 20,000 entries. The book was reprinted a number of times, most recently in 1998. Uncommon and important. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in the publisher's original binding. With the bookplate of proverb collector Victor de Guinzbourg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deuben den 30/31. Juli 1897

      Gemeinderat zu Deuben, Deuben 1897 - Oblong Quarto. (1) 21 plates. Original black leather with debossed ruling and gilt-stamped lettering and wave molding on cover. Gilt edges and decorative gilt-stamped endpapers. Printed dedication page, with decorative ruling, reads: "In thankful recognition of the great emergency relief efforts on and after the disaster on July 30th and 31st, 1897 (In dankbarer Anerkennung der grossen Mühen zur Linderung des Notstandes an und nach den Unglückstagen 30. und 31. Juli 1897), The City Council Deuben, Director Rudelt. Illustrated with 20 dramatic silver gelatin prints (8 1/2 x 5 3/4") mounted to heavy card stock plates onto decorative white ruling. The photographs by Emil Krausse convey a vivid impression of the magnitude of this flood as well as the rescue efforts undertaken, depicting City Hall, various residences, the electric power station, the city gym and destroyed bridges as well as the large rescue party in uniform. All photographs are captioned in German. Printed by Julius Köckritz in DeubenInscription in German inked to free front endpaper in memory of Adolf Bahr, one of the city officials during the 1897 flood catastrophy. Small sticker reading "R. 20" in upper right corner of front free endpaper. Binding with some wear and rubbed along edges. Spine with moderate scuffing, rubbing and some light wear at head and tail. Plate 15 with name inked under photograph of city gym. Plate 16 loosened from binding with left lower corner chipped and closed tear. Some age-toning along edges of card stock. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good, photographs in near fine condition. Deuben was first documented in 1378 as "Duben" which means "settlement where oaks stand" in the Sorbian language. It is spoken by the West Slavic people known as Sorbians who were, genetically and based on the spoken language, most closely related to the Czechs and Poles. In today's Germany the language is protected as a minority language. The discovery of coal in the 19th century triggered a rush of numerous processing businesses and subsequently a rise in population. During the Soviet occupation coal containing Uranium was found and produced. The devastating flood catastrophe of 1897 was the result of uninterrupted rainfall for 20 days. Within a day six inches of rain prompted the Weisseritz, a tributary to the Elbe, to rise many times above its normal level. 19 lives perished and the destruction in the area amounted to 320 houses and 130 bridges lost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Mitteleuropas. Neu bearbeitet von Prof. Dr. R. Blasius und vielen anderen. Herausgegeben von Dr. Carl Hennicke in Gera. Bände 1 bis 5 von 12. 1. Band: Drosseln; 2. Band: Grasmücken, Timalien, Meisen und Baumläufer; 3. Band: Lerchen, Stelzen, Waldsänger und Finkenvögel; 4. Band: Stärlinge, Stare, Pirole, Rabenvögel, Würger, Fliegenfänger, Schwalbenvögel, Segler, Tagschläfer, Spechte, Bienenfresser, Eisvögel, Racken, Hopfe, Kuckucke; 5. Band: Raubvögel (Eulen, Käuze, Falken, Weihen, Bussarde, Adler, Habichte, Geier).

      Gera-Untermhaus: Lithographie, Druck und Verlag von Fr. Eugen Köhler, 1897 - 1905.. Zusammen LXVIII, 1754 Seiten mit gelegentlichen Textabbildungen, 228 chromolithographierte Tafeln, 6 schwarz-weiße Tafeln. 39,5 x 29,5 cm, mittelbraune Original-Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Deckel mit schwarzem Papier bezogen, dreiseitig marmorierter Schnitt. Durch Band Register erschlossen. Einbände berieben und etwas fleckig, Hinterdeckel des ersten Bandes vom Rücken gelöst, Stempel und Inventarnummer auf den Titelblättern, sonst, und vor allem innen, gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Drosseln; Grasmücken, Timalien, Meisen und Baumläufer; Lerchen, Stelzen, Waldsänger und Finkenvögel; Stärlinge, Stare, Pirole, Rabenvögel, Würger, Fliegenfänger, Schwalbenvögel, Segler, Tagschläfer, Spechte, Bienenfresser, Eisvögel, Racken, Hopfe, Kuckucke; 5. Band: Raubvögel (Eulen, Käuze, Falken, Weihen, Bussarde, Adler, Habichte, Geier).

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        Les nourritures terrestres

      first edition printed in small numbers. Binding half blue calico, discolored smooth back with a floral pattern golden initials and double gold tail thread, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, contemporary binding. Rare autograph signed Gide this text E. Vigié-Lecoq on the half-title page. A small marginal tear without gravity on the half-title page. Mercure de France Paris 1897 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Les Programmes Illustres des Theatres et des Cafes-Concerts, Menus, Cartes d'Invitation, Petites Estampes, etc.

      Nilsson/Lamm, Paris - A very good copy with spotless plates. The book is scarce as plates were frequently sold separately. French bookseller's postcard bound in. Volume I (possibly only volume made). Preface par Pierre Veber. Original published parts with wrappers bound together as one volume. 39 pages of text in French plus summary pages printed on tissue paper. In-text figures plus 63 lithographic plates, printed by Draeger, Appel, Verneau & others, 40 in full color the rest tinted, with tissue guards. Folio, rebound in older grey cloth-backed marbled boards with red leather spine label (somewhat edgeworn, but clean internally aside for ink on one wrapper. Front fly leaf creased and corners of first few pages dogeared, not affecting text). Paris: Nilsson/Lamm, [no date, 1897]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les jours et les nuits

      Mercure de France, 1897. - Mercure de France, Paris 1897, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Parzialmente edizione originale, una copia del servizio stampa. Associazione a bradel pieno tessuto floreale, pezzo della colonna vertebrale liscia di marocchino rosso, la copertura conservato con fessure angolari molto leggeri, elegante pastiche vincolante firmato Laurenchet. autografo prezioso firmato da Alfred Jarry Edouard Dujardin sulla prima guardia. Provenienza: la biblioteca Edouard Goerg con i suoi ex libris stampati di fronte alla pagina di copertina.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition en partie originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein tissu à motifs floraux, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, couverture conservée comportant des très légers manques angulaires, élégante reliure pastiche signée de Laurenchet. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Alfred Jarry à Edouard Dujardin sur la première garde. Provenance : de la bibliothèque Edouard Goerg avec son ex - libris imprimé en pied de la page de garde.  

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        Le Roman de l'énergie nationale : Les Déracinés. - L'Appel au soldat. - Leurs figures.

      1897. Eugène Fasquelle et Félix Juven, Paris 1897, 1900 et 1902, 13x19cm et 13,5x19cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Eugène Fasquelle et Félix Juven, Paris 1897, 1900 et 1902, 13x19cm et 13,5x19cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, uno dei 20 esemplari numerati su Arches XX riservato per ciascuno dei tre volumi. Leganti per bradel metà marocco angoli Marrone, Liscio indietro, date di coda, coperture e della colonna vertebrale conservato, teste dorate testimoni, leganti firmato Canape. Gli ultimi due volumi sono in doppia copertura e le prime due sono firmati alla giustificazione da parte dell'autore. La copia della sradicato si arricchisce di una pagina importante del manoscritto originale in inchiostro nero, e nascosto impulso all'inizio del libro. Chiamare il soldato si arricchisce di una lettera autografa firmata Barres ad un amico in cui si discute l'imminente rilascio della serie Bastioni d'Oriente nella Revue des Deux Mondes. I loro volti sono arricchiti con una lettera autografa firmata Barres ad un parente in cui ha annunciato il rilascio della terza parte della sua trilogia dell'energia nazionale romano: "" una serie di "cose viste", dipinti di marciume set parlamentare. "Molto rara e bella su carta di grandi dimensioni arricchita con documenti autografi, ben consolidata in uniforme di tempo vincolanti da Canape. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches réservés pour les XX pour chacun des trois volumes. Reliures à la bradel en demi maroquin brun à coins, dos lisses, dates en queue, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées sur témoins, reliures signées Canape. Les deux derniers volumes sont sous doubles couvertures et les deux premiers sont signés à la justification par l'auteur. L'exemplaire des Déracinés est enrichi d'une importante page du manuscrit original à l'encre noire, rempliée et montée au début de l'ouvrage. L'Appel au soldat est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Barrès à un ami dans laquelle il évoque la parution prochaine de la série les Bastions de l'Est dans la Revue des deux Mondes. Leurs figures est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Barrès à un proche dans laquelle il annonce la parution du troisième volet de sa trilogie le Roman de l'énergie nationale: "une suite de "choses vues", des tableaux de la pourriture parlementaire". Très rare et bel ensemble en grand papier, enrichi de documents autographes, parfaitement établi en reliure uniforme du temps par Canape.

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        [PALOV'S MAIN WORK] Lectures on the Work of the Principal Digestive Glands

      St. Petersburg: I.N. Kushnereff & Ko, 1897. [Lektsii o rabote glavnykh pishchevaritelnykh zhelyoz] [6], II, 223 p. 8vo. Contemporary owner's cardboards, original wrapper is glued to the front board. The owner's inscription (dated 15/XII/1902) on the wrapper. The private stamp of L.E. Gakkel on the title verso. Good clean copy. The binding is slightly shattered, one of the signatures can be detached. The edges of the binding are rubbed, the paper on corner of the rear board is missing. Rare. First edition. The ground-breaking work in the field of physiology. Undoubtedly one of the main works of Russian science. Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) was a Russian physiologist who contributed to many areas of neurological sciences. During the 1890s he was looking at salivation in dogs as a response to being fed, when he noticed that his dogs would begin to salivate whenever he entered the room, even when he was not bringing them food. At first he found this something of a nuisance, but what he had accidentally discovered was the phenomenon of classical conditioning. Pavlov performed and directed experiments on digestion, eventually publishing this work after 12 years of research. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1904 for his work. His discovery has gained growing significance in political practices and sociological sciences. He concluded that even such concepts as freedom, curiosity and religion were conditioned reflexes of the brain. ''Essentially, only one thing in life is of real interest to us- our psychical experience,'' he said in his Nobel address. ''Its mechanism, however, was and still is shrouded in profound obscurity. All human resources-art, religion, literature, philosophy, and the historical sciences-all have joined in the attempt to throw light upon this darkness. But humanity has at its disposal yet another powerful resource-natural science with its strict objective methods.''.

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        Le théâtre des funambules : ses mimes, ses acteurs et ses pantomimes depuis sa fondation, jusqu'à sa démolition

      Léon Sapin, 1897. - Léon Sapin, Paris 1897, 16,5x25,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, di cui non si fa menzione dei principali giornali. La nostra copia è arricchita con un manoscritto autografo di 3 pagine Léautaud Paolo, scritto a due pagine del catalogo spalle del Mercure de France e un inserto di preghiera, composto da biografie di Deburau dinastia quei famosi mimo Jean - Baptiste Gaspard e suo figlio non meno illustre Charles così come mimo Paul Legrand, discepolo e rivale Deburau io, Paul Léautaud aveva conosciuto nella sua infanzia. Infine, ci uniamo tre incisioni che rappresentano l'ingresso del teatro di Funambules, Deburau e Paul Legrand. Torna passato una mascella leggermente incrinato e incollati in mente. Set unico. Provenienza: dalla biblioteca di Paul Léautaud. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un manuscrit autographe de 3 pages de Paul Léautaud, rédigé aux versos de deux pages de catalogue du Mercure de France et d'un prière d'insérer, consistant en les biographies de la dynastie Deburau : celles du célèbre mime Jean - Baptiste Gaspard et de son fils non moins illustre Charles ainsi que celle du mime Paul Legrand, disciple et rival de Deburau Ier, que Paul Léautaud avait connu dans son enfance. Enfin, nous joignons 3 gravures représentant l'entrée du théâtre des Funambules, Deburau et Paul Legrand.Dos passé, un mors légèrement fendu puis recollé en tête.Unique ensemble. Provenance : bibliothèque de Paul Léautaud.

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        The Invisible Man

      Pearson, 1897 A very good first edition, with 1897 on the title page.FIRST EDITION of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man. Published in London by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd in 1897. First Edition, first issue with misnumbered first page (2 instead of 1). Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Illustrated Handy Football Guide (mortimer's) 1897-8 For South Wales And Monmouthshire

      Lennox Brothers 1897 - Covers the laws of the game and fixtures for the local clubs in Wales and western England. Jenkins [I54] lists only the edition for 1895-6 and mistakenly claims this as the only issue. Paperback. 16mo. 88pp + original wrappers. 1 Plate of Gwyn Nicholls + full page photo of S. Biggs. Light wear to extremities and signs of staple rust but overall a very good copy and very scarce.

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        Harper's 1897 [Promotional poster for the January Number]

      [New York:: Harper's,, January, 1897. Pinholes at corners; a few tiny spots; light horizontal crease. Approx. 18 x 13-1/2 inches.

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        Die Propeller-Insel.

      (Hartleben), Wien 1897 - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Wien (Hartleben), 1897. Gr. 8°. 405 S. mit 81 Illustrationen. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. neuwertiges Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 67-68. dt. EA. Prachtausgabe. Fromm 26376. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of George Meredith. Complete in 36 Volumes, with Three Extra Volumes.

      Archibald Constable and Co., London 1897 - The edition of 1897-98, published during Meredith's lifetime, comprises 32 volumes. THIS IS NO. 101 OF AN EDITION OF 1,000 COPIES, WITH EACH VOLUME INITIALLED BY GEORGE MEREDITH ON THE COLOPHON. The titles are as follows: I & II The Ordeal of Richard Feverel. III & IV Evan Harrington. V & VI Sandra Belloni. VII & VIII Vittoria. IX & X Rhoda Fleming. XI & XII Harry Richmond. XIII & XIV Beauchamp's Career. XV & XVI The Egoist. XVII & XVIII Diana of the Crossways. XIX & XX One of Our Conquerors. XXI & XXII Lord Ormont and Hs Aminta. XXIII & XXIV The Amazing Marriage. XXV The Shaving of Shagpat. XXVI The Tragic Comedians. XXVII Farina, plus two other titles. XXIX, XXX, & XXXI Poems 1-3. XXXII Essays. This is the last of the signed edition of 1897-1898. Later volumes in the set, not signed by the author (who died in 1909), are as follows: XXXIII (1910) Poems Vol. 4. XXXIV Miscellaneous Prose (1911). XXXV Celt and Saxon (1911). XXXVI Bibliography and Various Readings (1911). In addition: two unnumbered volumes of Letters Collected and Edited by His Son (1912). And finally, a box, bound uniformly with the other volumes, containing Illustrations Prepared for the Memorial Edition of the Works of George Meredith, 1911. 60 Photogravures, and 4 Collotypes of Reproductions of Manuscripts. One collotype is missing, the satin ribbon ties are torn, and the spine of the box has a 1/2 inch tear at the foot. All volumes are bound in lilac silk backed in cream linen. Most of the spines are lightly toned, with a few darker areas. The boards show various degrees of sunning. There are a few lightly foxed areas to some endpapers, but on the whole this set is very good to fine, and makes a handsome appearance on the shelf. Extra postage will be required. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall First Collected Edition, Signed By the a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les Programmes Illustres des Theatres et des Cafes-Concerts, Menus, cartes d'Invitation, Petites Estampes, etc.

      Paris: Nilsson/Lamm. First. hardcover. near fine. Toulouse Lautrec; Caran d'Ache; Merimann; Willette; Misti, et al. Volume I (possibly the only volume published). Preface par Pierre Veber. 39pp of text in French, with some in-text figures; 63 lithographic plates printed by Draeger, Appel, Verneau & others, mostly in full color, the others tinted. Folio, original green cloth pictorially stamped in black & gilt. Paris: Nilsson/Lamm, [no date, 1897]. Light foxing in margins of a some plates, otherwise a near fine, bright copy. The book is scarce as it was frequently dismembered and the plates sold separately.

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        A Memoir by His Son.

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1897.. First Edition. Octavo, two volumes, pp. xxii, 516, pp. vii, 551. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full tan calf, gilt titles set on red and green squares to spine, extra gilt to spine, gilt margins to the boards. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Numerous tipped in plates, some lacking tissue guards. An autographed letter signed on paper embossed with Farringford, Isle of Wight pasted to the second blank of the first volume. The bookplate of J. Hodges is pasted to the front pastedown of both volumes. Some nicking to the leather at the the bottom of the rear board of volume one. Overall a fine copy in a very smart contemporary binding

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        La Doublure, 1re édition

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre 1897 - 0 500 320 12 x 19 cm Frans / French / Français / Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Näherin. Farbholzschnitt in Beige, Hellbraun und Schwarz.

       1897. Im Stock u. r. monogrammiert. Auf China. 15,9 x 15,5 cm (Darstellung) 28,4 x 19,8 cm (Blatt). Glöckner 1992, 81. Schütte, Emil Orlik Graphik im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett, Nr. 96. Bl. 31 der Mappe \"Kleine Holzschnitte\", die um 1900 erscheint, unmittelbar vor Orliks erster Asienreise. Das Motiv entsteht nach dem gleichnamigen Pastell, mit dem Orlik 1892 die Silberne Medaille der Münchener Akademie gewinnt. - Minimal gebräunt, im Rand kleinere Braunfleckchen. Am linken Rand mit schmalen Heftspuren, Montierungsreste am Oberrand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Orlik, Farbholzschnitt, Näherin, Holzschnitt, Jugendstil

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        Life of George Washington Part Two Washington Irving's Works Vol. XIII

      Peter Fenelon Collier. Hardcover. B00KKTY0PW HB, 1897, 1st thus. Illustrated. Ships next day. Book is in good shape, no scribbles, highlighting or underlining, has a little tear inside along the spine, pages are a little tanned, a little general wear, from a smoke-free environment. Items are typically shipped in a plastic bag, in a cardboard cradle, in a manila envelope. Most of my customers rave about my packaging. All US items are shipped with delivery confirmation, if you require this, please let me know. . Good.

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        Babylonian influence on the Bible and popular beliefs : \"Tehom and Tiamat, \" \"Hades and Satan\" - A comparative study of Genesi 1.2. Studies on Biblical Subjects - No. 1.

      London : Nutt, 1897. 110 S., 6 S. Leinen, gebundene Ausgabe, Goldprägung. Einbd. etwas berieben, Buch leicht rund, Seiten altersbedingt etwas gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhalten.

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        The Enchanted Burro

      WAY & WILLIAMS PUB., CHICAGO 1897 - Cover of book has an indian kneeling with a bow and arrow with a donkey in the backround, b&w illustrations, deckled fore edge, good binding, and unmarked text. General shelf wear, tanned spine, fraying threads on spine edge, rubbed cover, and front cover has a very small pink hue spot. However, good condition considering age. DATE PUBLISHED: 1897 EDITION: 277 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry.

      Cambridge: University Press, 1897 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, neatly rebacked with the original gilt-lettered spine laid down, boards ruled in blind, all edges untrimmed. Mild cockling to front board, tips lightly rubbed and bumped, page-edges tanned, contents toned, inner hinges reinforced. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, an excellent association copy of Russell's first published book of philosophy, with the pencilled ownership inscription of noted Cambridge philosopher R. B. Braithwaite, dated 1923, to the front free endpaper. Braithwaite (1900-1990), then a scholar at King's College, originally studied mathematics before switching to the moral sciences tripos for his final year, the year of the inscription. He was subsequently elected to a fellowship at the college, which he retained through a long career in which he founded the faculty of the history and philosophy of science with Herbert Butterfield, and worked "in the Cambridge tradition of scientifically informed philosophy exemplified by Bertrand Russell, J. M. Keynes, Frank Ramsey, and C. D. Broad" (ODNB). Based on Russell's Trinity College fellowship dissertation, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry "provides a partial defence of Kant's theory that the truth of geometry is a necessary condition of all possible experience Russell later dismissed the book as a foolish and immature work, and its central claims have not been accepted by either mathematicians or philosophers. None the less, principally through being reviewed at length and with great respect by the eminent French mathematician Henri Poincaré, it served to establish Russell's professional reputation and led to his being invited to deliver a paper at the prestigious International Congress of Philosophy held in Paris in 1900, an event that profoundly affected his career" (idem). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        I vagabondi. Studio sociologico-giuridico, vol. I (-II)

      Bocca 1897-00, Torino - 2 voll. in 8 grande, pp. XX + 593 + (3b); XXIII + 348 + (2b) con tavv. sinottiche anche rip. f.t. Timbretti delle edizioni Bocca all'occhietto e al fr. Legatura in p. tl. coeva con tit. e filetti oro ai d. Fa parte della collana 'Biblioteca Antropologico-Giuridica', serie I, vol. XXV. Fondamentale e rara ed. orig. di questo primo studio sull'argomento ispirato alle dottrine positiviste di Ferri e Lombroso. Il fenomeno del vagabondaggio e' studiato alla luce dell'antropologia, del diritto penale, della sociologia e della criminologia. Di particolare interesse e importanza la parte dedicata ai mezzi di correzione e prevenzione del fenomeno in Europa (Inghilterrra, Irlanda e Scozia, America, Germania e Austria, Francia e Belgio, Svizzera, Norvegia e stati nordici, Russia). In Norvegia, ad esempio, la sanzione per i vagabondi consisteva nella detenzione in uno stabilimento di lavoro obbligatorio, prevalendo quindi il carattere preventivo rispetto a quello repressivo. In Germania il vagabondaggio e' considerato un reato contro l'ordine pubblico, di coseguenza i vagabondi venivano arrestati, come in nel Regno di Sardegna, in cui erano punibili con l'arresto da tre a sei mesi di carcere. Catalogo Fondo Achille Loria, 334, p. 36. ITA

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        Travels in West Africa. Congo Francais, Corisco and Cameroons. London, Macmillan, 1897.

      Pp. xvi, 744, adv.(8). With 16

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        Im Mai" - original Radierung von Heinrich Vogeler - in der Platte signiert

      Worpswede 1897 - Blatt-Format ca. 44,5 x 34 cm -- Platte ca.34,3 x 24,6 cm - Bild ca. 31,3 x 22,7 cm -- in der Platte unten rechts signiert -- etwas gebräunt - gut erhalten -- rare original etching by Heinrich Vogeler - signed in plate - slightly browned - very good condition Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        NAUMANN, NATURGESCHICHTE DER VÖGEL MITTELEUROPAS. I. Band Drosseln II. Band Grasmücken, Timalien, Meisen und Baumläufer III. Band Lerchen, Stelzen, Waldsänger und Finkenvögel IV. Band Stärlinge, Stare, Pirole, Rabenvögel, Würger, Fliegenfänger, Schwalbenvögel, Segler, Tagschläfer, Spechte, Bienenfresser, Eisvögel, Racken, Hopfe, Kuckucke V. Band Raubvögel VI. Band Taubenvögel, Hühnervögel, Reiher, Flamingos und Störche VII. Band Ibisse, Flughühner, Trappen, Kraniche, Rallen VIII. Band Regenpfeifer, Stelzenläufer, Wassertreter, Strandläufer IX. Band Wasserläufer, Schnepfen, Schwäne, Gänse X. Band Enten XI. Band Pelikane, Fregattvögel, Tölpel, Fluss-Scharben, Tropikvögel, Möven XII. Band Sturmvögel, Steissfüsse, Seetaucher, Flügeltaucher. [=

      Gera Untermhaus, Eugen Köhler, 1897-1905. - XLVI, 3 Bll. [Die Empfänger des "Neuen Naumann"], 253 S., + 30 Chromo- und 2 Schwarztafeln / ohne Titelbl., IV !!, 340 S., + 30 Chromotafeln / VI, 393 S., + 48 Chromotafeln / VI, 432 S., + 49 Chromotafeln / IV, 334 S., + 71 Chromo- und 4 Schwarztafeln / 1 Bl. (Inhalts-Verzeichnis / Verzeichnis der Tafeln), 337 S. + 31 Chromo- und 1 schwarze Tafel / 1 Bl. (Inhalts-Verzeichnis / Verzeichnis der Tafeln), 207 S., + 20 Chromotafeln / 1 Bl. (Inhalts-Verzeichnis / Verzeichnis der Tafeln), 276 S., + 28 Chromotafeln / 1 Bl. (Inhalts-Verzeichnis / Verzeichnis der Tafeln), 408 S., + 34 Chromotafeln / 1 Bl. (Inhalts-Verzeichnis / Verzeichnis der Tafeln), 307 S., + 29 Chromotafeln / 2 Bll. 1 Bl. (Inhalts-Verzeichnis / Verzeichnis der Tafeln), 343 S., + 42 Chromotafeln / 1 Bl. (Inhalts-Verzeichnis / Verzeichnis der Tafeln), 274 S., + 27 Chromo- und 3 Schwarztafeln; 39,5 x 29cm Sprache : de Bibl.-Ex. (Schule) mit entspr. Kennungen (mont. Rs. (teilw. entfernt) /Stempel auf Titelbl.); OHldrBde. /Lederecken mit uml. marmor. Schnitt, Einbände & Kanten stärker beschabt & berieben. Ecken bestossen. Bei den Bänden I., X. und XII. sind die Buchrücken am oberen & unteren Kapital gering beschädigt (eingerissen). Innenteile teilw. Vorsatz & Titel etwas knitterig, vorne & hinten mit geringen Stockflecken; mit leichten Spuren vom Umblättern. Bei Band II. fehlt das Titelbl. + vi!! Bei Band III. sind die letzten Seiten in falscher Seitenfolge eingebunden. Bei Band VI. sind einige Tafeln am unteren Rand (Innenkante) leicht eingerissen. Bei Band VII. ist die letzte Tafel am oberen Rand etwas wasserrandig. Bei Band XI. ist 1 Bl. (S. 343) gelöst. Die Buchrücken haben unterschiedliche Farben des Leders. Ansonsten saubere, gute Exemplare. Die (insges. 449; davon 439 chromolith.) Tafeln sind farbenfroh /-frisch erhalten. Int.; Te /Reg-hi Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 38000 Zweite Auflage (keine Reprints!!), 12 Bände.

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        Les Confréries Religieuses Musulmanes. Contenant 4 chromo- lithographies, 7 gravures tirées à part, 55 dans le texte et une carte en couleurs.

      Alger, Jourdan. 1897 - Fort vol. grand in- 8 ; XXVII- (1)- 576 pp.- (2) pp. (errata) ; 1/2 chagrin brun, dos à nerfs, rel. de l' ép. Comme annoncé au titre, 4 chromolithos, 7 planches hors- texte, ill. in- texte et une grande carte dépliante coul., à part, (140 x 110 cm.). Ed. originale. Tailliart (3056) : "Après avoir --- défini le soufisme, ---, raconté la formation des confréries religieuses, les auteurs exposent leur organisation, leur hiérarchie, , décrivent leur personnel, les zaouïa, ---, montrent comment elles forment un Etat dans l' Etat, quel rôle politique elles jouent ou peuvent jouer. Ils concluent en suggérant la conduite à suivre : tolérance, mansuétude et pénétration ; la rigueur aurait des effets désastreux." Travail colossal, incluant l' histoire de la naissance et des développements du soufisme, tout au service de la pérennité du fait colonial, bien loin de toute "fascination exercée par l' Islam". Les auteurs saluent les précurseurs : Louis Rinn, "Marabouts et Khouan", et Le Chatelier, "Les Confréries --- du Hedjaz", tout en soulignant la nécessité de leur travail de mise à jour. Très bel ex., quasi neuf. La carte n' est ni reliée dans le vol., ni sous étui, mais est également à l' état de neuf. Envoi autog. de X. Coppolani sur le faux titre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Stadt Wien, herausgegeben vom Alterthumsvereine zu Wien * 6 Bände G A N Z L E D E R - H a n d e i n b ä n d e (vollständig)

      Wien, Adolf Holzhausens Nachfolger Verlag, 1897 - Vollständige Ausgabe in schweren, prächtigen Handeinbänden der Zeit: 6 Ganzleder-Bände, enthaltend die 8 Bände, erschienen 1897-1918 wie folgt: I, II 1-2, III 1-2, IV-VI im Folio-Format 31,5 x 40 cm, insgesamt etwa 7.800 Seiten, mit hunderten z.T. farbigen und gefalteten Tafeln. Numeriertes Exemplar 175/300 in Ganzleder. Stellenweise gering stockfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. Sehr aufwendig hergestellte Handeinbände in orangebraunem Schweinsleder mit acht Bünden und goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. - Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder-und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Österreich, Habsburg, Habsburger Staat, österreichische Reichshauptstadt / Residenzstadt / Metropole, Geschichte der Ostmark, k.- und k.Monarchie, österreichisches Kaiserreich, österreichische Orts- und Landeskunde, Kulturgeschichte, Meistereinband, Prachtausgabe, Monumentalausgabe, Handeinband, Alterthumsverein Wien Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben vom ZVAB und Abebooks, kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen, da der Preis sich nicht am Gewicht, sondern nach der Anzahl der Artikel richtet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance.

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited,, 1897. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial design to front board black. Spine slightly faded, endpapers a little foxed, internally fresh. An excellent copy, much better than usually met with. First edition in book form of one of the best known of Wells's early pioneer works of science fiction. It was originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897.

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        The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling. [Set of works / novels including: The Jungle Book, Kim, Wee Willie Winkie, Just So Stories, The Phantom Rickshaw, The Man Who Would be King, etc.]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897-1937.. The Outward Bound Edition, regular issue (a signed limited issue was also available). 36 volumes; Octavo. Elegantly hand-bound in recent half deep red calf, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, red cloth boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With maps and illustrations, as well as portraits of the author. A beautiful set, in an attractive and distinguished binding.

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        Boule de Suif. Compositions de Francois Thevenot

      Paris: Armand Magnier, 1897 - Deluxe Edition; one of 50 copies (out of 300 in total); specially bound by Chambolle-Duru in full blue morocco; gilt rules on covers; gilt-decorated spine; all edges gilt. The original wrappers and prospectus have been bound in, along with extra plates and three original wash drawings by Thevenot, as well as an unsigned aquatint or pochoir of a woman with a parasol. Bookplate; fine in the original binder's slipcase (a little worn). This piece was originally published in 1880, and remains one of the author's most famous short stories. It is set in the Franco-Prussian War, following a stagecoach of civilians fleeing Rouen. It has been made into at least 4 films, and is speculated to have loosely inspired the Ernest Haycox story "Stage to Lordsburg," which was made into the film Stagecoach. While that's possible, one might just as well claim that both stories owe something to The Canterbury Tales. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE NEGRO ALPHABET [cover title]

      Kingston, Jamaica: Aston Gardner W. & Co., 1897. [9] illustrated leaves. Oblong folio, loose leaves. Small tears and chips, repaired and backed with Japanese tissue. Three punch holes at left margin of each leaf. A few tape stains on blank versos, light damstaining and dust soiling. About very good. A rare illustrated alphabet book demonstrating Jamaican patois in rhyming couplets and with translations into standard English. Each leaf gives two to four letters, with a corresponding patois term and line of verse, along with a translation at the foot of the leaf. The majority of letters and terms also have an associated caricature. The author, Violet Heaven, was a Jamaican emigrant to England, and produced one other book and a series of postcards with a similar theme. Though the text and images seem plainly satirical, the terms are authentic enough for this work to have been cited as a source in Cassidy and LePage's 2002 DICTIONARY OF JAMAICAN ENGLISH. Only one copy recorded by OCLC, at the National Library of Jamaica. CUNDALL 871. CASSIDY & LEPAGE, DICTIONARY OF JAMAICAN ENGLISH, p. xxiii (ref.). OCLC 870503007.

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        [Philosopher Press] A Strange Experiment

      Wausau: Van Vechten & Ellis, The Philosopher Press, 1897. First edition. 12mo. Illustrated card wrappers. Exceedingly scarce true first title of the Philosopher Press, NOT IN RANSOM. Art Nouveau-style cover design by Gardner C. Teall. Importantly inscribed on first page by co-publisher Ellis to the owner of the book, famed collector Joseph Manuel Andreini (whose bookplate appears facing page): "Here, for Mr. J. M. Andreini, with the compliments of Van Vechten & Ellis, is a copy of the first book ever made at the Philosopher Press."

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        Extracts from the Letters and Journals of . . . Selected and Arranged by Francis Warre Cornish

      Oxford: Printed for Subscribers (by Horace Hart), 1897, 1897. First edition, one of 100 copies. NCBEL III, 529. Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.. 8vo, original dark green quarter calf, olive-green cloth boards, gilt lettering, t.e.g. Photographic frontis portrait. One page list of subscribers, listing only 23. A scarce work memorializing the influential teacher and poet William Cory (1823-1892), who was also one of Timothy d'Arch Smith "Uranian Precursors" in his work Love in Ernest. The signature of Henry Jackson, Trinity College, on the front paste-down. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

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        Russland [Russia]

      Leipzig Karl Baedeker, Publisher 1897 Fourth Edition. lii, 458pp, with 14 maps, 18 plans, and 4 floor plans. An exceptional copy (preliminaries and subsequent page edges toned), with bright gilt lettering, one (of two) woven silk page-maker, and richly marbled edges; the red flexible cloth covers unmarked, square and tight, the maps properly folded and free of tears. Hinrichsen D460. Near Fine

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        Calamus. A series of letters written during the years 1868-1880 by Walt Whitman to a young friend (Peter Doyle)

      Boston Laurens Maynard MDCCCXCVII [1897] First American Issue of the only edition, with spine imprint Maynard and title page "Published by Laurens Maynard" (later Small, Maynard). Edited, with an introduction, by Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D., one of Whitman's literary executors. Small 8vo: viii,173pp, with two inserted leaves of Japan paper, one (frontispiece) with drawing by H. D. Young of Whitman and Peter Doyle on verso before title page, the other a photograph of a letter on recto after p. 112. Publisher's lime T-like cloth (bold ribbed), cover blind stamped with single rule frame, spine lettered in gilt. Pages marginally toned, frontispiece and facsimile letter browned, else an excellent example. BAL 21446. Meyerson A14.I.b1. Fine-

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        The Life of Saladin. Saladin, or What Befell Sultan Yusuf (Salah Ed-Din) (1137-1193 A.D.) Composed by the Learned Imam, Grand Kadi of the Moslems, Beha Ed-Din Abu El-Mehasan Yusuf...

      London: Society 1897. xx, 420, (4) pp. Original red cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Spine darkened and wear to spine ends. Boards slightly darkened. Extra title page. With five maps, four folding. Four page description at rear of the 13 published volumes of the "Library of the Palestine Pilgrims' Text Society," of which this is volume no. 13. A 50-year old auction record of the manuscript refers to Stanley Lane-Poole. He may have translated this. Copac lists only = Camb; Edin; Sheff. Univ. Scarce. Good condition. . Good. Cloth. 1897. 8vo..

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      Amsterdam: N.p. c. 1897-8. Miniature (16mo) commercial stationer's notebook, 65pp. excluding blanks, 70 x 45mm. Original red roan. Reverse entries, and autograph pencil inscriptions: 'About 1898.....or earlier AC.', and 'E. Aleister Crowley fecit'. In another hand: 'Bought in Amsterdam?' and 'Very early MSS by A.C./Early MSS A.C.' Tail of spine chipped, traces of labels on both covers, pages browning. HOLOGRAPH UNPUBLISHED HOMOEROTIC VERSES BY ALEISTER CROWLEY, THE EARLIEST CROWLEY MANUSCRIPT KNOWN TO EXIST. This tiny notebook, used by Crowley when he was twenty-two years old, is the earliest of the author's manuscripts known to have survived. It consists of eight sonnets and six other poems, all but two of which are unpublished. Following Crowley's annotations, the contents read: Sonnets. E. Aleister Crowley fecit Love me or leave me Your love is light To pass through the pale streets I, who am dying for thy kiss He, who seduced me first A sailor's kiss is branded Did you speak truly? The old dark evening Rondels & Songs, &c. E. Aleister Crowley fecit The End -- rondel The Red Lips of the Octopus In Fur and Silk poem Xmas -- ballad Parody on above Song Of these poems, only three ever appeared in print: The Red Lips of the Octopus (published in The Winged Beetle [Privately printed,1910]); Xmas (published in differing versions in Oracles [Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth,1905]; Collected Works II [Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905-7]; and Amphora [Burns and Oates,1908]. The text, written in pencil, is faint, occasionally difficult to read, and in the case of one poem, illegible. The front leaves of the notebook contain the sonnets, and the back pages, as Crowley worked with the book the other way up, the remaining verses. All the sonnets, written in Crowley's undergraduate hand, are homosexual and masochistic in tone, and for the time unpublishably explicit. The sonnet sequence seems to address his love affair with Herbert Jerome Pollitt, conducted whilst the pair were up at Trinity College, Cambridge. Pollitt, in his guise of theatrical female impersonator, also answered to the name Dine de Rougy. Crowley arrived at Cambridge in 1895, the two met in October 1897, and the affair was over by the following year. How much the relationship meant to Crowley -- and how much it continued to mean throughout his life -- can be gauged from Crowley's decision to exclude this notebook from the otherwise wholesale destruction of his early poems noted in Oracles [Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905]. Crowley had made his way to Holland for the Christmas of 1897 after breaking up with Pollitt, but the couple spent the holiday writing each other letters by turn beseeching and flirtacious, and they were reconciled on New Year's Eve. The relationship was consummated that night, the act later codified in Crowley's The Book of the Law [Privately printed: The O.T.O./ Church of Thelema, 1938 [1942]]: 'Genesis Libri AL: 1897. Admitted to permanent office in the Temple, midnight, December 31, 1897.' This little books of poems, written during the painful final breakdown of the couple's relationship, is thought to be the earliest Crowley manuscript in existence. It pre-dates (and may go some way to explaining) Crowley's conversion to the loopiness of Golden Dawn mysticism the following year.

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