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        1897 to 1948 Inclusive - Hardback Run

      Hi, A very rare set Of Hardback Wisdens Are available here from 1897 (which alone retails for £20,000 on occasion) up until 1948 including both sets of war hardbacks.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Über Land und Meer. 1.-3. Band 1897-1898. Mit der Erstveröffentlichung (etwas späterer Abdruck in der Oktavausgabe) des Stechlin.

      Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1897,1898. - S. 2 - 420 mit zahlr. Ill. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Gelegentlich leicht fleckig. Einige Seiten lose und vorgefallen sowie an den Rändern eingerissen und angeschmutzt. Enthält die Erstveröffentlichung von Theodor Fontanes letztem großen Roman: "Der Stechlin" (hier die etwas später erschienene Oktavausgabe). Er entstand in den Jahren 1895 bis 1897 und wurde erstmals 1897 in dieser Zeitschrift publiziert. Die Buchausgabe erschien 1899. Gutes Leseexemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Göppinger Antiquariat]
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        The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

      C. Arthur Pearson Limited, London 1897 - 245 Pp + 2 Page Catalogue At End. Title Page With Title Printed In Red. Signatures Numbered At Foot Of Pages, Thus Correct "2" At Bottom Of First Page. Original Red Cloth, Gilt Titles And Author's Name With Black Illustration On Cover, Gilt Lettering On Spine. Old Elaborate Woodcut Or Linoleum Cut Bookplate 4" X 3 3/8" Stating"John Barrymore / Ex Libris", A Candle Above An Open Book At Center, Trees And Dramatic Masks At Sides, "J.B." Printed Initials In Small Letters At Bottom [Apparently Engraved By Barrymore At A Time When Many Literary Persons Of Means Engraved Their Own Bookplates]. With A Second Bookplate 4" X 2 7/8", Black Border, Photo Of A 40-Ish H G Wells In Oval Below His Name In Full, On Which There Is A Neatly Attached Printed Card With Original Signature Of Wells Below. Worn, With One Tiny Point Of Fraying At Top Rear Spine Corner. Gilt Lettering Fairly Clear And Bright With A Tiny Loss To Part Of Publisher's Name At Base Of Spine, All Letters Present Including "Ltd." At Base Of Spine. Hinges Cracked Completely At Endpapers But Expertly Repaired. There Is A 1 1/2" X 1/2" V-Chip At Foredge Of First Free Endpaper. Very Very Faint Dampstain Along Lower Edges Of Binding, Noticeable Internally On Endpapers And Catalog At End. A Movie Association Copy, As Barrymore Appeared In The Film "The Invisible Woman" In 1941. This Example At One Time From The Sf Collection Of Actor Nicholas Cage, But Not Marked As Such. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Invisible Man; A Grotesque Romance

      C. Arthur Pearson Ltd, London 1897 - 12mo. [viii], 245, [2] pp. Red cloth, gilt lettered, vignette, upper hinge giving, else very good. (36622). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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        The Hanami (Flower-Picnic)

      Kelly and Walsh 1897 Großformatiges Fotobuch. Stoffeinband mit zusätzlicher Kordellbindung. Englischsprachige Einleitung. 25 wunderschöne teilcolorierte Fotografien, Goldschnitt. Sehr guter Zustand. Gern senden wir Ihnen auf Anfrage weitere Fotos. English description: 25 beautiful photos. Very good condition. Please ask us, to send you some more photos of the book.Versand D: 4,60 EUR Japan

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weber GbR]
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        JAPAN, DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars

      Boston, 1897. Folio. Each part in original cloth-backed printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached from first part only, edges chipped. Some moderate chipping to second part, at lower forecorner of front wrapper. Otherwise just some very minor chipping at edges of some wrappers. Generally a very nice, clean set. This elaborate publication displays the general fascination with Japanese things in the West at the end of the 19th century. A notable and quite beautiful American color plate production, displaying an array of color printing formats, including chromolithographs and hand-coloring.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Marie Antoinette: the Dauphine.

      Paris: Goupil & Co.,, 1897. Quarto. 20th century red full crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for the Los Angeles department store J. W. Robinson Company, decorative gilt spine, gilt rule and roll tool border on sides enclosing gilt ornamental corner-pieces, central crowned monogram of Marie Antoinette set on a background of turquoise morocco, all edges gilt gauffered, richly gilt turn-ins, royal blue moiré silk endleaves. Housed in a custom made fleece-lined blue cloth solander box. Coloured portrait frontispiece of Marie Antoinette (with gold highlights), monochrome or sepia photogravure plates and head-pieces throughout; title page printed in red & black. Solander box spotted, some scattered foxing. First edition in English, originally published in French in 1896. A typically lavish production from the French publishing house of Goupil, who specialised in de luxe biographies of great historical figures; this copy sumptuously bound in London for the high-end California retailer Robinsons.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Napoleon I. In Bild und Wort

      Schmidt und Günther, Leipzig 1897 - Seiten weisen teilweise einen Wasserfleck auf, Bindung fest, Buchrücken am Gelenk aufgeplatzt, Einbandecken und Kanten stärker bestossen, Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Buchrücken und Einbandrückseite ausgeblichen, Goldprägung auf dem Cover und dem Buchrücken, roter Schnitt - "bertragen von O. Marschall von Bieberstein. Mit über 500 Textillustrationen, Vollbildern, Karikaturen und Autographen deutsch 503 pages. 4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        Jugendlust (XXIII. Jahrgang / 1897-1898 / Heft 1-49) Illustrierte Wochenschrift

      Kommisionsverlag der Korn schen Buchhandlung 1897/1898, Nürnberg - Seiten fleckig, Vorsatz am Gelenk gebrochen, Abrieb am Einband, Einbandecken und Kanten stark bestossen, Buchrücken ausgeblichen und eingeschlitzt, Rückenschild nur noch teilweise vorhanden, handschriftlicher Vermerk auf dem Vorsatzblatt, Papier gebräunt, hinteren Seiten weisen eine Fehlstelle am Rand auf - Text in Frakturschrift. deutsch 392 pages. 4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        Schulbibel Die Bibel im Auszug, für die Jugend in Schule und Haus

      Bremische Bibelgesellschaft, Bremen 1897 - Besitzervermerk auf dem Vorsatzblatt, Papier teilweise leicht stockfleckig, Bindung fest, Textstellen markiert mit Bleistift, Einband hellfleckig, Schnitt marmoriert und stockfleckig - Text in Frakturschrift. 454 Seiten + 312 Seiten deutsch 766 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        PAN. Dritter Jahrgang, Heft 3

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1897. Folio. Original wraps, with original graphics by DENIS, MAURICE; ORLIK, EMIL (4); Ubbelohde, Otto; (lacking the Nicholson and rodin) Söhn, HDO: 52803- 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Edited by Richard Graul and Caesar Flaischlen et al. PAN, the important German 21 volume art nouveau periodical (1895-1900), is a deluxe fin de siècle periodical with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts,.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        As Nature shows them. Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains. With over 400 photographic illustrations in the text and many transfers of species from life.

      - Boston, Bradlee Whidden, (1897-) 1900. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (245 x 170mm). pp. xiv, (6), 1-161; pp. xiv, (3), 164-361, with 56 transfers of species from life and over 400 photographic illustrations. Contemporary red half morocco, spines in 5 compartments with gilt butterfly ornaments and gilt lettering (skilful repair to joints). Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies only; the present copy is number 151. "The colored plates, or Nature Prints, used in this work, are direct transfers from the insects themselves; that is to say, the scales of the wings of the insects are transferred to the paper while the bodies are printed from engravings and afterwards colored by hand. The making of such transfers is not original to me, but it took a good deal of experimenting to so perfect the process . and what magnificent illustrations they are embodying all the beauty and perfections of the specimens themselves!" (From the preface). "Thousands of Lepidoptera were killed in the process of producing 500 copies of S.F. Denton's work. Conservation was not uppermost in people's minds at this time" (Gilbert p. 126).Nissen ZBI, 1079. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Woman's Medical College Of Pennsylvania: An Historical Outline

      P. Blakiston, Son, Philadelphia 1897 - Red buckram, titles in gilt on upper board, t.e.g., in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. 142. Corners rubbed, else fine, pages unopened; jacket in two pieces (front panel separated from the spine), large chip out at the rear panel, minor chipping to the front panel and upper corners). A remarkably nice copy [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        MANSFIELD PARK. With an introduction by Austin Dobson

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1897. FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.4 inches). Illustrated with 40 full page line drawings. Publishers original burgundy cloth with decorative blind stamped floral design to both boards, the front board lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Publishers presentation copy with blind circular presentation stamp to the title page. A Aside from some browning to the tissue guard opposite the frontis and on the blank free endpapers this is a very good, bright copy. Becoming increasingly difficult to find in collectable condition in the publishers cloth.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Sign of Four New Edition

      Newnes,, 1897. 8vo., original pictorial cloth blocked in gilt and black, gilt back, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, patterned endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy. With 24pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end, and the nineteenth century trade ticket of Milne of Aberdeen on front paste-down.This fine tale, the second of the Sherlock Holmes 'long' stories, was first published Iin book form in 1890. Astonishingly, this edition appears not to have been recorded by De Waal. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Arabian Sea - Maskat To Karáchi Compiled from the Surveys of Captains G.B. Brucks, S.B. Haines, T.G. Carless, A. Grieve, C.G. Constable, & A.W. Chitty, Late I.N. . Lieut. A.W. Stiffe, Late I.N. 1874 . - Engraved by Edwd. Weller. - Large corrections August 1890, April 1897':.

      - Lithographie v. Edward Weller b. Admiralty (Hydrographic Office) in London, dat. 1874, 65,5 x 104 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 345f. - Zeigt die Küste von Oman, mit dem Arabischen Meer bis Karachi in Pakistan. - Über der Karte Insetkarten von der Chabahar Bay, Jiwani Bay (Gwatar Bay) und Gwadar Bay (Paddi Zirr). - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. Seekarte. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Histoire Contemporaine: L'Orme du Mail - Le Mannequin d'Osier - L'Anneau d'Améthyste - Monsieur Bergeret à Paris.

      Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1897 - 1900 - Editions originales, 4 volumes in-8, tous en tirage de tête sur Japon impérial; L'Orme du Mail (n°26/30), Le Mannequin d'Osier (n°28/30), L'Anneau d'Améthyste (n°11/40), Monsieur Bergeret à Paris (n° 35/60). L'Orme du Mail: [iv], 336p.; Le Mannequin d'Osier: [iv], 350p.; L'Anneau d'Améthyste: [iv], 419p.; Monsieur Bergeret à Paris: [iv], 404p. Sobre et élégante reliure bradel de Carayon en demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés , plats et gardes marbrés, couvertures et dos d'origine conservés, les quatre volumes réunis sous un emboîtage bordé assorti. Avec les ex-libris de Alain de Suzannet et de Jean Inglessi. Exemplaire de parfaite fraîcheur. Exceptionnelle réunion des quatre volumes de cette tétralogie romanesque sur papier du Japon, remarquable satire de la société contemporaine avec Monsieur Bergeret, professeur de littérature latine, comme fil rouge. Située d'abord à Tourcoing, l'action se déplace à Paris avec la nomination du héros à la Sorbonne, et sa recherche d'un logement: "La rue Gît-le-Coeur l'attirait particulièrement, et quand il voyait l'écriteau d'un appartement à louer? il gravissait les montées, accompagné d'une concierge sordide? Les ateliers de reliure et de cartonnage y mettaient d'aventure une horrible senteur de colle pourrie. Et Mr. Bergeret s'en allait, pris de tristesse et de découragement." Le comte Alain de Suzannet, grand bibliophile, est issu d'une famille vendéenne propriétaire du Château de la Chardière à Chavagnes. Il vécut à Lausanne, à la "Petite Chardière", jusqu'à son décès en 1950. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Manuscript Journal: College of the Immaculate Conception

      New Orleans. [1897-1907]. Marble papercovered boards with brown cloth backstrip. 420 hand numbered lined pages. Chips and tears on the spine, worn edges, rubbing, thus good only. A handwritten journal by the Reverend Austin C. Porta while he held the position of chaplain as well as Professor of Logic, Metaphysics, and Ethics at the College of the Immaculate Conception, a boy's high school run by the Jesuits in New Orleans. The journal is written during the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th, and includes an intricate hand drawn "deaf and dumb" (sign language) alphabet, the Lord's prayer written in 21 languages, including Gaelic, Welsh, Dutch, Anglo-Saxon, and Icelandic, and several pages examining the history of the Church written out as a timeline beginning with "30 [AD] Council of Jerusalem," and ending with a list of recent Popes. Porta also wrote out two fables, and short biographies of authors and poets, such as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and John Keats; these include a brief description of their lives, an explanation of the writer's "genius," and a sampling of their work. There are several pieces of ephemera laid in, some inscribed by Porta and one page with the letterhead of the College of the Immaculate Conception.An interesting collection of religious and educational musings by a Jesuit at the turn of the 20th Century. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Essays, Übers. u. mit e. einl. Studie über d. Autor versehen von Karl Federn

      Hendel Halle o.A. Halbleinen, Seiten 443 Format 13x18 altersbedingt guter Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: ralfs-buecherkiste]
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        THE FLORA OF BRITISH INDIA

      London, 1897. Later three-quarter morocco and cloth, raised bands, t.e.g. Spine ends bit chipped. Outer hinges worn, with cracking on most volumes, sometimes nearly detached. Bit tanned. Ex-New York Horticultural Society. Overall a very good set. Hooker was one of the most prolific botanical writers of his day and had been on Ross' expedition to Antarctica in 1839-43. He compiled the present extensive work on Indian flora with the assistance of many other botanists. See TAXONOMIC LITERATURE for a detailed synopsis of the contents. A work of the greatest importance in the history of botanical exploration.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Equality

      D. Appleton and Co, New York 1897 - Octavo. First printing. 412pp., (8)pp. ads at rear, bound in light blue-gray cloth lettered and ruled in black, two rectangle square to center of upper board in silver, spine lettered and decorated in black and silver, in original tan dust jacket printed and ruled in dark brown, minor chipping to spine ends, book's spine darkened from dust jacket, previous owner's name. A nice copy of Bellamy's sequel to Looking Backwards 2000-1887" in a nice and quite scarce dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        A Trip to Venus. A novel

      Jarrold & Sons, London, 1897, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition. First Edition, first printing. 8vo. 254pp + [xviii] publisher's catalogue at rear. Blue smooth weave cloth lettered in gilt and red, and decorated with gilt-stamped stars. Publisher's monogram blind-stamped to rear board. David Gascoyne's copy, with his name and the date 1943 inked to the front endpaper. Cloth discoloured at backstrip. Front hinge tender at half-title yet binding perfectly sound thereafter. Some darkening to endpapers and pastedowns. A lovely crisp copy of an extremely uncommon science fiction novel: an account of a journey to an idyllic utopia on Venus, with a brief excursion to Mercury, written by a Bristol-based mechanical engineer. The first chapter, 'A Message from Mars', for originally published as a stand-alone short story in Cassell magazine (1895), and was subsequently revised into this current form.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Dracula

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. First edition. Octavo, original yellow cloth. One page of ads at rear. With an autograph note signed laid in: Stoker writes on Lyceum Theatre letterhead to a Mr. Colles on 11 July 1892." In near fine condition with some minor rubbing and a few light spots. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. "Those who cannot find their own reflection in Bram Stoker's still-living creation are surely the undead" (New York Times Review of Books). Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker's Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror."

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Manuscript Journal: College of the Immaculate Conception

      New Orleans. [1897-1907]. Marble papercovered boards with brown cloth backstrip. 420 hand numbered lined pages. Chips and tears on the spine, worn edges, rubbing, thus good only. A handwritten journal by the Reverend Austin C. Porta while he held the position of chaplain as well as Professor of Logic, Metaphysics, and Ethics at the College of the Immaculate Conception, a boy's high school run by the Jesuits in New Orleans. The journal is written during the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th, and includes an intricate hand drawn "deaf and dumb" (sign language) alphabet, the Lord's prayer written in 21 languages, including Gaelic, Welsh, Dutch, Anglo-Saxon, and Icelandic, and several pages examining the history of the Church written out as a timeline beginning with "30 [AD] Council of Jerusalem," and ending with a list of recent Popes. Porta also wrote out two fables, and short biographies of authors and poets, such as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and John Keats; these include a brief description of their lives, an explanation of the writer's "genius," and a sampling of their work. There are several pieces of ephemera laid in, some inscribed by Porta and one page with the letterhead of the College of the Immaculate Conception.An interesting collection of religious and educational musings by a Jesuit at the turn of the 20th Century. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LICEO BARCELONES DE S.M. LA REINA D. ISABEL II

      Imprenta A. López Robert. Antonio López Editor - Barcelona. 1897. 24X17. 2h+88Pág+2h. Historia de la fundación de esta institución y de su desarrollo hasta el año 1896. ilustrado. Raríssimo ejemplar. Ref 9.6 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Royal Engineers and the R.A.M.C. South China in the 1890s].

      51 albumen photographs, 49 full plate (approx 22 x 26cm) and 2 half page (approx 14 x 20cm) illustrating life in the Each photograph laid on card and presented in a lacquer album featuring a Japanese scene on the upper cover. Most of the photographs are captioned in ink in a neat late 19th century hand, some have also been captioned by Arthur Hacker in pencil. Some light browning and occasional spotting on card, some images a little faded. Upper hinge of album split. A very interesting and unusual album in good condition. This album is from the collection of multi-talented Hong Kong historian, collector, artist and author Mr Arthur Hacker MBE. This documentary album includes many unusual images of interest including scenes from the life of Royal Engineers and the Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C) in the 1890s Hong Kong. Additionally the album includes numerous most unusual images of topographical and historic interest. Some photographs of particular note are: 1. "Ti-ping-shou, [sic Tai-ping-Shan] scene of plague in '94" with the more interesting additional caption by Arthur Hacker "Government Plague Inspectors. (note acetylene lanterns). 2. "Hong Kong Harbour". Looking across the warehouse roofs to Kowloon and the hills beyond. 3. "Pic-nic Party of R.E in a Chinese Temple, Fo-to-mun-ki". [Launch picnic at Chek-siu-wan, 11.6.98. (Mixed group of 60.)]. 4. "Hong Kong Harbour". Looking across the Royal Naval Dockyard to the mainland. 5. "Kowloon City with Paddy Fields beyond". View of Kowloon walled city looking south. 6. Two photographs showing typhoon damage. "Effects of Typhoon" and "S.M.(?Submarine)Pier after Typhoon". 7. Docks, Kowloon. 8. "H.K. 24th May 1897". Queen's Birthday Harbour scene (British fleet dressed overall). 9. "Wanchai, the Harbour, & Kowloon". The American Fleet in Port. 10. Uncaptioned studio image showing 5 Chinese men seated at a table eating. Described by Arthur Hacker as "Fine studio portrait of five Chinese taking chow. (Style of M.Miller but probably later). 11. View across the roof tops of Canton to the French Roman Catholic cathedral. 12. "Execution of Pirates at Kowloon". The "Namoa" Pirates. Kowloon City Beach (lookig ESE) 17 April 1891. 13. A second photograph entitled "After execution". Captioned in pencil by Arthur Hacker "The Namoa Pirates - 17 April, 1891. Head of Kowloon Bay - looking west - Kowloon City and Lian Rock to right.... Several Europeans crossed over from Hong Kong to witness the Executions..." 14. "The Queen's Statue". Described by Arthur Hacker on the accompanying typed sheet as "The Unveiling of the Queen Victoria's Statue on the Praya Reclamation, 28.5.96 shewing Hong Kong Club partly completed and harbour background. (A very detailed print of excellent quality and of exceptional merit). 15. R.E. Jubilee Celebrations Hong Kong 1897. 2 images including Happy Valley Grandstand - hymn-singing, 21st June 1897. 16. Good photograph of the Governor, Sir William Robinson and Sir Paul Chater. 17. Macao. The Praya Grande - looking south. .

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        Following The Equator

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, Chicago 1897 - 712 Pp. Blue Cloth, Illustration On Front Cover, Gilt. First Issue With Printer's Mark "11" On P. 161, Publisher's Name As American Publishing Company (Only), No Mention Of Dorothy Mcclure, 1 Final Blank Endpaper. Near Fine, Slight Rubbing, Immaculate, No Foxing To Pages Or Tissue Guard, No Fraying. Recased (Hinges Were Cracked, Now Repaired). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED OF HARTE'S ACCOUNT OF THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, "MY EXPERIENCES AS A GOLD DIGGER"] [with:] [CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT OF THE SAME STORY RETITLED IN MANUSCRIPT, "HOW I WENT TO THE MINES"]

      [Arford House, Headley, Hampshire, England, 1897. Quarto. Loose sheets. Accompanied by the original brown paper packaging with additional autograph notation by Harte and addressed to Harte, postmarked November 1897. Two tiny stains to the first page of the manuscript, mailing folds. Minor fold separations to first page of typescript, one horizontal mailing fold. Overall very good. In a cloth chemise with red morocco label in gilt, with two modern bookplates, in a blue morocco clamshell case. An extraordinary surviving literary treasure from one of the West's legendary authors, comprising working drafts of Bret Harte's account of his time as a gold digger, probably in the Stanislaus River region in Tuolumne or Calaveras county. Both the manuscript and typescript have holographic corrections in the author's hand. Little is known of Harte's life between his arrival in Oakland in 1854 and his move to San Francisco in 1860 to work for the GOLDEN ERA. His work in the gold-mining regions that figures so prominently in his work occurred during this dark period in his biography, and are of the most interest to Harte scholars. This present manuscript is one of the most important sources for researching Harte's experiences during this mysterious period. This story provides some of the best detail on how Harte first became acquainted with the mines and miners which figure so prominently in his most famous works. "[This sketch] lays no claim to biographical accuracy, and certain improbable incidents were doubtlessly elaborated for the sake of giving point to the narrative. The story…employs the first person - with Harte usually a sign of autobiographic tendency. Harte's sisters accepted it as essentially accurate; so did his devoted friend [T. Edgar] Pemberton. The narrative, moreover, has the ring of authenticity; the intimate experiences and petty difficulties of the boy walking to the mines are hardly ones which an elderly gentleman would be able to imagine in London" - Stewart. The typescript, the first seven pages of which are present here, has been corrected in manuscript to be nearly identical to the published version. Most notable in both typescript and manuscript are the passages which were entirely deleted from the published version which first appeared in the American periodical, YOUTH'S COMPANION in 1899. The published version numbers approximately 3800 words and Harte's own notation on the packaging indicates the original story was 4500 words. Deleted passages include the first paragraph recounting Harte's experiences with mining and his bad first impression of miners: "I suspect that I never really caught what was then called - 'the gold fever' - an infection to which an imaginative and errant school boy like myself might have been unduly susceptible. I never had the faith of a gold seeker. Even the glamour of emigration to a distant and unknown country did not include the hopeful vision of picking up gold nuggets in the streets of San Francisco...I remember that at first the returning successful or unsuccessful miner as I saw him in the streets of San Francisco, unkempt of hair and beard and patched of trowser, did not strike my boyish fancy as an heroic figure. His implements were not picturesque, and in his kit or outfit the frying pan and the kettle were shamelessly obtrusive...Let any of my youthful readers, unused to manual labor, imagine himself condemned for days, weeks and perhaps even years, to the regular task of digging, shovelling and carrying earth in a wheelbarrow to a dirty stream to be as regularly washed; let him further imagine that his only reward for this toil was just sufficient to procure him the plainest food and he will have some idea of gold digging as practised by at least two-thirds of the mining population of California - even in what was known as its 'flush times.'" Later, Harte wrote of the visual environment in California, especially around the gold mines themselves: "In that absolutely clarified air, it seemed only a few hundred feet away. In point of fact it was nearly two miles as the crow flies, and a hawk swinging midway up the abyss, seemed larger than the crawling miners besides the canvas tents. There were gashes and excavations on the mountain side - and a rugged gap in the files of pines; there were hovels, misshapen sheds, and piles of debris." From the celebrated collection of Estelle Doheny copy, with her bookplate on the folder, sold as lot 720 at the auction of her collection at Christie's on Feb. 2, 1988, where it realized $18,000.

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        PRECIS DE DROIT ADMINISTRATIF ET DE DROIT PUBLIC GENERAL - EN 2 VOLUMES / FASCICULE 1 + FASCICULE 2 / A l'usage des etudiants en licence et en doctorat Es-Sciences politiques / 3e EDITION

      LAROSE L. 1897 - R320071914: 915 pages - quelques soulignements dans et ou en marge du texte - sans conséquence réelle sur la lecture - 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. 1er plat abîmé. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 342-Droit administratif, constitutionnel, public [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Fünfte, gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. Neuer Abdruck.

      Leipzig-Wien, BI Bibliographisches Institut, 1897. - 5. Aufl., (17+3) Bände. 4° (25x17) je Band etwa 1000 S., mit insgesamt mehr als 10500 Abb.im Text und auf 1088 Bildertafeln in Holzstich und Chromolithographie, Karten und Plänen, einheitl OHldrbde mit LdrEcken, floraler ReliefpapierBezug, 2 farb RSchilder, mit reicher Blind- und goldPräg, dreiseitig marmorSchnitt, goldSchmuckVorsätze, (alle Gelenke und Kapitale intakt), wenige Kanten etwas berieben, einzelne Titelblätter schwach staubstockfleckig, kaum gelesen, sehr gepflegte Exemplare, komplett in 21 Bänden.17 Bände von A-Z (komplett), dazu 18. Band (1898 Ergänzungen und Nachträge - Register), 19.Band (Jahres-Supplement 1898 - 1899), 20.Band (Jahres-Supplement 1899 - 1900), 21.Band (Jahres-Supplement 1900 - 1901).-

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        History of West Australia. A Narrative of her Past together with Biographies of her Leading Men.

      Niven,, Melbourne: 1897 - Scarce book which is highly prized for the photographs of social history of Western Australia at an important period in W.A. gold discoveries; with portraits of many ancestors of present-day WA citizens. Lge. 4to, (iv) 5- 358 pp, 236 pp biographical sketches. Frontis & ills on un-numbered pages. Portraits in biographical section. Rebound in sympathetic red gilt cloth, gilt title at spine; pages beautifully clean. Libraries Australia ID 44014041. Ferguson 11142. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pink Fairy Book

      Longmans, Green and Co, 1897. 1st Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Ford, H. J. Book Pink cloth boards. Gilt blocked design to front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Boards lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine sunned. Black endpapers. Lightly spotted. With numerous illustrations. Tissue protected frontis. No inscription. A nice example of this book - which is hard to find in a similar or better condition. Item Type: Book. No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Ford, H. J.. Category: Children; Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 015855. .

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        Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. With a preface by Austin Dobson and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan Peacock Edition

      London Macmillan & Co. Ltd 1897. VG: in Very Good condition without dust jacket. Minor wear to corners and spine. Aeg Reprint Red hardback cloth cover with peacock design in gilt 190mm x 140mm (7" x 6"). xvi, 476pp, 443pp. B/w illustrations by Hugh Thomson; peacock endpaper design in yellow and cream.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to the music publisher George Hartmann, dated September 18, [18]97.

      - La chevalier d'or, a Rosicrucian "pantomime si esthétique de Madame [Jean- Louis] Forain," was intended for private performance at her Paris home, probably for Christmas 1897. Although Debussy had evidently completed a musical plan for the pantomime, he never finished it. In a letter, dated 1 November, Debussy tells René Peter that Le chevalier was "naturally still not finished." When Madame Forain gave him a deadline to complete the work, Debussy remarked that it would be just as easy "to learn Assyrian" as to comply with it. Robert Orledge in Debussy and the Theatre, p. 264. George Hartmann (d. 1900) secured the rights to all Debussy's works for 500 francs a month in 1895. In a letter to Pierre Louys, Debussy wrote "[Hartmann] was sent to me by Providence and played his part with a grace and charm quite rare among the philanthropists of art." Paul Jackson. 1 page. Octavo, ca. 247 x 201 mm. In black ink. Debussy asks his publisher for an advance of 500 francs to facilitate the composition of his pantomime, La chevalier d'or: "Naturally I have great problems, complicated by my father's illness, and I shall like to have a little peace to compose my pantomime the best and quickest [way] possible."Creased at folds and slightly overall; very small stain to lower blank margin of recto.

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        THIRTY STRANGE STORIES .

      New York: Edward Arnold, 1897 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi 1-504 [505-506: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial medium green cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in black, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects thirty stories, three of which appear here for the first time in book form. Most of the others were published earlier in THE STOLEN BACILLUS (1895) and THE PLATTNER STORY (1897). This was Wells's first short story collection published in America and there was no equivalent printing in Britain. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1677. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2329. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-247. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15082. Wells 13. Mild rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, a nearly fine copy. An excellent copy of an uncommon book. (#136504) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meine Reise in den brasilianischen Tropen. Mit zwei Karten, 4 Tafeln, 18 Vollbildern und 60 Textabbildungen zum Theil nach Photographien der Reisegesellschaft und Zeichnungen der Verfassering.

      Verlag Dietrich Reimer,, Berlin, 1897 - EA. Berlin, Verlag Dietrich Reimer, 1897. Kl4°. 542 S. m. Titelportät (sehr schönes Lichtdruck-Portrait des damaligen brasilianischen Kaisers Dom Pedro II unter Schutzblatt (Chemise). Ill. O-Leinen m. Goldpr. Goldschnitt. Schmuckvorsätze (Goldprägung). Lesefaden. Einbandkanten leicht bestoßen. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung der Prinzessin in Portugiesich "A sua querida prima Isabel, digna filha do seu Pai, a autora. Novembro 1897". Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Als Widmungsexemplar eine besondere Rarität. Ill. O-Leinen m. Goldpr. Goldschnitt. Schmuckvorsätze (Goldprägung). Lesefaden. Einbandkanten leicht bestoßen. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung der Prinzessin in Portugiesich "A sua querida prima Isabel, digna filha do seu Pai, a autora. Novembro 1897". Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE INVISIBLE MAN: A GROTESQUE ROMANCE

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited,. 1897. title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold.. Spine panel a bit darkened, endpapers a bit darkened and lightly. foxed, top edge of text block dusty, hairline crack along inner front. hinge (which is still tight), an about near fine copy with no binding. wear and bright cover stamping. A superior copy of this book.. (#147967). First edition. "Amoral scientist discovers invisibility, but even this fails in the face of invincible obtuseness and cruelty of petty bourgeois England. Brilliant idea, memorable scenes, and vigorous chase-plot in an ambiguous (and scientifically impossible) tale." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-163 and (2004) II-1227. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2330. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 797. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1057-61. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15039. Currey, p. 520. Hammond B4. Wells 11. Wells Society 11.

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        Frühlingsblumen.

      - Radierung in Schwarzgrün, 1897, auf cremefarbenem Japan, signiert. 16:15,5 cm. Literatur: Rief ; vgl. Söhn HDO, 73202-12. – Sehr guter, vollrandiger Abdruck. Vogeler war Mitglied der Künstlerkolonie in Worpswede. Als Graphiker und Illustrator – er betätigte sich auch als Schriftsteller, Architekt und Designer – war er außerordentlich anerkannt.

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        Die Nordsee - Expedition 1895 des Deutschen Seefischerei-Vereins. Über die Eimenge der im Winter laichenden Fische.

      Lipsius & Tischer, Kiel, Leipzig 1897 - 1 Blatt, 96 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit 4 Figuren im Text und 20 farbigen, lithographierten ( teilweise ausfaltbaren ) Tafeln. Goldgeprägter Ohldr, Groß4°. Inhalt: Reisebericht - Systematik ( der Fischer ) - Verteilung der Eier und Fischlarven nach den Befunden der 3 Nordsee-Fahrten - Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse - Über die Fruchtbarkeit des Wassers - Nachtrag - Literaturverzeichnis - Tafelerklärung. Mit eingebundenem Handschreiben Prof. Dr. Henkings ( Generalsekretär des Deutschen Seefischereivereins ) an Emile Cacheaux (?), President de la societe.et.peches maritimes.) Datiert am 24. Mai 1897. " Euer Hochwohlgeboren, gestatten wir uns ein Exemplar der Schrift.ganz ergebenst zu überreichen. Deutscher Seefischereiverein in Vertretung des beurlaubten Präsidenten, Prof. Dr. Henking, Generalsecretär ". Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Bibliotheksstempel. Papier durchgehend gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Einige Seiten etwas angerändert. Tafeln sauber und von guter Erhaltung. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 5.Auflage Engelmann, 17 Bände

      - Prachtausgabe von Gustav Engelmann, Berlin.Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Fünfte gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. 17 Bände (A-Z komplett). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1897 (Neuer Abdruck). Original-Halbledereinbände. Dekorative Lederrücken mit sehr schönen, grazil gearbeiteten Blind- & Goldprägungen im Jugendstil. Lexikonformat ca. 25 x 17 cm. Wie auch den ersten acht Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist die Rückenfront sehr harmonisch. Die Goldprägung glänzend erhalten, nur geringe Bereibung an den Rücken. An einer Rückenkante ein kleiner, an einer zwei ganz kleine Einrisse; bei Band 7 ebenfalls ein Einriss sowie Fehlstück. Buchkanten & Außengelenke berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Die Buchdeckel haben feine Kratzer, einige wenige etwas mehr & einer ist ein Stück berieben. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Bindung intakt. Grafiken, Karten & Abbildungen einwandfrei erhalten, keine (der häufigen) beschädigte Stellen. Seiten unterschiedlich fleckig: vordere & hintere Seiten stärker, ansonsten mal mehr oder weniger, aber teils auch gar keine Fleckigkeit. Ein Seidenpapier ein Stück eingerissen, eine Karte fast lose, ein Stadtplan & eine Karte lose, zwei Tafeln ebenfalls. Zwei Ecken einer Seite sind abgerissen, dabei ist bei einer Seite die Schrift betroffen (es fehlen jeweils etwa fünf Buchstaben). 45000 Gramm.

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        Japan. Described and illustrated by the Japanese. Written by eminent Japanese authorities and scholars. 10 vols.

      Boston, Millet, 1897. - Folio. 382pp. With 10 coloured flower collotypes by K. Ogawa, 30 coloured albumen photographs by K. Tamamura and numerous photogr. text-illustrations. Orig. coloured patterned cloth bindings with paper label to front cover. One of 1000 numbered copies of the Yedo-Edition. - Each volume bound with differently patterned cloth. - Spines faded. Vol. 7 lacking paper label. Some of the albumen photographs a bit faded. - Nice set in excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REAL GHOST STORIES: A REVISED REPRINT OF THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S NUMBERS OF THE "REVIEW OF REVIEWS" 1891-2.

      London: Grant Richards, 1897 - Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv] xv-xvi 1-334 [335-336: ads] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "Autumn, 1897" inserted at rear, original dark green cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First "book" edition and first printing of this text. A revised text "with some necessary omissions" of two famous collections of "true" ghost stories and articles on psychic phenomena by a major nineteenth-century promoter and champion of Spiritualism. "The Christmas and New Year's numbers of the REVIEW OF REVIEWS, 1891-2, supplied a large number of REAL GHOST STORIES, under which title, indeed, they were reprinted in October, 1897. Many of us will remember how people at the time spoke of the REVIEW with bated breath: how it was hurried out of the sight of children, and read almost in secret by their elders with blanching cheeks and tingling nerves. I fear we may have become very sophisticated since these happy days." - Summers (ed), Victorian Ghost Stories, p. xxi. The best known and most influential of the late Victorian "true" ghost story collections. For a biographical sketch of Stead see, Shepard (ed.), Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology, Second Edition, pp. 1286-7. A bit of tanning and foxing to the endpapers, else a bright, nearly fine copy. (#151652) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neue Folge 1897. Berlin, Fischer & Franke, 1897. Mit 1 radierten Titelvignette u. 12 Radierungen von Hans am Ende, Fritz Overbeck, Fritz Mackensen u. Heinrich Vogeler. Folio. OHlwd.-Mappe mit schwarz- u. goldgepräg. Titelillustr. (angestaubt u. berieben).,

      1897 - Enthält die Radierungen 'Die Hamme', 'Jan van Moor' und 'Fleet' von Fritz Mackensen, 'Dornröschen' (Rief 20 II b (100)), 'Frühling' (Rief 18 c (100)) und 'Die Lärche' (Rief 19 II b (100)) von Heinrich Vogeler, 'Worpswede', 'Ein stiller Winkel' und 'Aus meinem Fenster' von Fritz Overbeck und 'Kinderköpfchen', 'Moorlandschaft' und 'Birkenwäldchen' von Hans am Ende, sowie die radierte Titelvignette von Fritz Mackensen und Heinrich Vogeler. Teilweise in der Platte signiert oder monogrammiert.- Titel und Radierungen (meist nur) im weißen Außenrand teils leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        AUF ZWEI PLANETEN. ROMAN

      Weimar: Verlag von Emil Felber,. 1897. original bevel-edged maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges marbled, floral-patterned endpapers, green ribbon markers.. Mild spine lean to volume two, rubbing to spine ends, corner tips and. along bottom edges, small damp stain along lower fore-edge of front. cover of volume one, small damp stain at upper right front corner of. volume two and two fainter, small spots at upper fore-edge just below. the corner stain, a tight, very good copy that presents well overall.. First printing copies are rare. (#140642). First edition, first printing. The first printing, limited to 2000 copies. A mammoth and highly imaginative novel. Earth is conquered by the Martians who establish a protectorate thereby bringing reason and utopia to the planet. "In the mainstream, the undisputed pioneer of German SF was Kurd Lasswitz (1848- 1910). His AUF ZWEI PLANETEN (1897) is a classic of interplanetary fiction, remarkable not only for its striking anticipations of space travel, including space stations, but also for its attempt to give philosophical depth to a struggle between a technologically advanced humanoid Mars and an Earth fighting for independence and autonomy. The novel is not wholly successful -- Lasswitz was too didactic -- but is nevertheless a praiseworthy effort." - Rottensteiner, "German SF" in Anatomy of Wonder (1987), p. 383. AUF ZWEI PLANETEN "was neither his first book nor his only work of fiction, but it was the one that made him famous. It has been a permanent part of German literature since its first appearance in 1987. The Nazis banned it as 'democratic,' but it was re- issued in 1948 in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Lasswitz' birth." - Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel (1951), pp. 45-8. All but one post-World-War-II German-language edition and the only English- language edition are abridged. (The entire text is found in Rudi Schweikert's edition [Frankfurt: Verlag 2001, 1979], an edition now hard to find.) Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-103; (1981) 1-122; and (1987) 6-22 and (2004) II-634. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 485. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890- 1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, pp. 107-111, 213. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 109. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2334-38. Bloch (2002) 1864. Nagl, p. 248.

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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. 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. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 24000 39,5 x 29,5 cm, mittelbraune Original-Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Deckel mit schwarzem Papier bezogen, dreiseitig marmorierter Schnitt.

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        DRACULA

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company,. 1897. original mustard cloth, front, spine, and rear panels stamped in red.. Cloth dusty, tear in cloth near upper spine end, remnant of a small. paper label above the publisher's spine imprint, a couple of short. splits along inner front hinge, small circular stamp to front free. endpaper and half title page, closed tears at upper margin of. contents leaf and top edge of first leaf of text, a solid, good copy.. (#147944). First edition, second (or third) printing. Bibliographically, a complex book: this copy is part of the second printing (or third printing) which printed an advertisement for Stoker's THE SHOULDER OF SHASTA on page [392] -- this page is blank in all first printing copies. According to Dalby 10c, this is the "third issue of [the] first edition," but it is a later printing, not a later issue. The most famous and influential of all vampire novels. "Although it is based in part on the crude VARNEY, THE VAMPIRE and the superior 'Carmilla' by LeFanu, DRACULA remains the definitive treatment of the classical vampire, a work of great imagination and conviction. While it is generally conceded that it has technical weaknesses -- wooden characters, sentimental writing, needless complexity - - its virtues overweigh its flaws and it is one of the great classics of supernatural fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1546. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 167-68. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-186. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 375-81. Cawthorn and Moorcock: Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 19. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 21. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 404-06. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 404-09. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-234. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 187. Reginald 13726. Dalby 10b.

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