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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Comici italiani biografia, bibliografia, iconografia

      Comici italiani biografia, bibliografia, iconografia| L. Rasi | Firenze, Francesco Lumachi, 1897-1905. Edition originale complète en 3 tomes. Reliure demi-cuir marron sur plats marbrés, composée par Louis Pouillet, relieur parisien ayant exercé de 1870 à 1910. Rédigé en italien.Somme encyclopédique inégalée sur les comédiens italiens. Biographie, bibliographie, iconographie, fac-similés avec des entrées classées par ordre alphabétique. Cuir légèrement élimé sans gravité pour les 3 tomes, ex-libris manuscrit sur les pages de garde pour chaque volume. Tome 1 : In-4° demi cuir à 5 nerfs, titre doré, 536p. Plats propres, dos légèrement élimé en sa partie inférieure, intérieur satisfaisant avec quelques rares rousseurs, iconographie en parfait état. Tome 2 : In-4° demi cuir à 5 nerfs, titre doré, pagination continue (537-1068) Plats propres, dos légèrement élimé sans gravité, intérieur satisfaisant avec quelques rares rousseurs, iconographie en parfait état. Tome 3 : In-4° demi cuir à 5 nerfs, titre doré, 786 p. Plats propres, dos légèrement élimé sans gravité, intérieur satisfaisant avec quelques rares rousseurs, iconographie en parfait état. Bel ensemble complet dans un bon état. Une référence. (CT1)

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        Zwei eigenhändige Manuskripte [ohne Unterschrift]. Mit schwarzer Tinte in deutscher Kurrentschrift geschrieben. Charlottenburg [1897].

      - 11 einseitig beschriebene Bll. (22, 5 x 14 cm) u. 1 frankierter gestempelter Briefumschlag (ohne Absender) (18 x 23 cm). An Carl Hugo Rudolf Zabel (geb. 1876), später Journalist, Forschungsreisender u. Schriftsteller (DNB). - Der Brief "An die Redaktion des Musenalmanachs deutscher Studenten / z. H. des Herrn stud. jur. et phil. Rudolf Zabel / Leipzig / Marienstr. 6. [Verso:] "H. Spiero. Charlottenburg" enthält: 1. "Umrisse" (7 biograph. Skizzen zu den Schriftstellern Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Henrik Ibsen, Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach, Ernst von Wildenbruch, Detlev Freiherr von Liliencron, Otto Erich Hartleben). 2. [Drei Gedichte]: "Auf und ab"; "Wir sind jung"; "Sommersehnsucht". - Heinrich Spiero leitete zeitweilig die Vereinigung nichtarischer Christen e. V. (Paulus-Bund), war Gründungsmitglied der Hamburger Kunstgesellschaft, sowie im Vorstand des Deutschen Germanistenverbandes u. der Internationalen Raabe-Gesellschaft e. V. (Lex. dt.-jüd. Autoren 19, S. 363-376). - Umschlag mit Alters- u. Gebrauchssp., Blätter mit Farbstift-Kennzeichnungen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Die Ausstellung Graphischer Original-Arbeiten der Gegenwart im Jahr 1895.

      Wien: Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst, 1897.(). Folio. With an original etching by Max Klinger (Singer 180, vii/x); an original etching and woodcut by Auguste Lepère; original etchings by Halm, Hirzel, Woernle, van's Gravesande; photogravures after Seymour Haden and Anders Zorn; lacking the etching called for by Liebermann; Original wraps, detached but present.

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        A Fine Holograph Letter to His Publisher

      - Dated Oct 28th [1897] and writing from Paris to Leonard Smithers, signied ÒA.Ó, Beardsley discusses in over one hundred words in his hand regarding illustrating a Gautier book, problems with Dore, and his bookplate design for Olive Custance. A little residue on the back edge from mounting; with the original envelope and in a custom cloth folder. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Poems from the Divan of Hafiz.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1897. Translated by Gertrude Lowthian Bell. Octavo. Original olive-green buckram, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco solander box. Complete with the 16 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear. Emery Walker-designed bookplate of P. H. Hood, English photographer, active 1890-1910, to front pastedown. Variably sunned to tan overall, extremities lightly rubbed, superficial wear to tips and along fore edge of front board, contents toned, front free endpaper browned from bookplate, rear inner hinge partially cracked, but firm. A very good copy. First edition, publisher's presentation copy, of Bell's second published work, and the first to appear under her own name, her celebrated translation of Hafiz, the 14th-century Sufi poet whose work is considered to represent "the zenith of Persian lyric poetry" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). With the publisher's presentation blind stamp to the half title and following three leaves. In 1892 Bell (1868-1926) set out on what proved to be a formative journey to Tehran, where her uncle Sir Frank Lascelles was British minister. "Having studied Persian with the oriental scholar Sandford Arthur Strong during the winter prior to her journey, she embarked on a verse translation of the mystical poet Hafiz … to which she brought an insightful interpretation of the East's cultural depth and of the underlying ambiguities of Hafiz's poems. Her translation received a favourable critical reception on its publication and was long regarded as the best free-verse translation into English" (ODNB). Bell's travel account, Safar Nameh: Persian Pictures, was published anonymously in 1894. Her edition of Hafiz is surprisingly uncommon on the market, with five copies traced at auction in the last 50 years. It was not reprinted in Bell's lifetime, a second edition appearing only in 1928.

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        The Life of Nelson The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Limited, 1897 - 2 volumes, octavo. Recent dark blue full morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some mild browning to a few leaves overall in excellent condition. With black and white illustrations. First UK edition, first impression. Cowie 158; Hattendorf & Hattendorf A6b. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Russkiia drevnosti v pamiatnikakh iskusstva. [Vyp 4] Khristianskiia drevnosti Kryma, Kavkaza i Kieva. [and] [Vyp 5] Kurgannyia drevnosti i klady demongol'skago perioda

      S.-Peterburg: A. Benke, 1897. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. Vols. 4 and 5 ONLY (of 6). illustrations (mostly less than full-page), 176, 163p. plus ]3]p. index at end of Vyp. 5. Later utilitarian 1/4 cloth with no visible titling. 29cm. Russian text.

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        Das moderne Plakat. Mit 52 farbigen Steindrucktafeln und 266 Textabbildungen.

      Gerhard Küthmann Dresden 1897 Mit VII, 316 Seiten mit 52 farbigen Lithographien und 266 schwarz-weißen Abbildungen im Text. Goldgeprägter Ohldr, die Buchdeckel jeweils in Original-Halbpergament, der Vorderdeckel mit montierter Deckelillustration. Der schöne Einband mit umlaufendem marmorierten goldgesprenkelten Buchschnitt, 4° ( 30 x 23 cm ). Mit schönen reich goldgeprägten Vorsatzpapieren, die farbige Umschlagillustration ist vorn miteingebunden. Der Einband gering fleckig, Ecken gering bestoßen, innen wenige Seiten mit geringen Randläsionen bzw. gering angeknickt, ansonsten von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung, die Lithographien von farbfrischer Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 2650 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Plakat, Jugendstil, Cheret, Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, Steinlen, Vallotton, Willette, Berchmann, Meunier, Aubrey Beardsley, Mackintosh, Bradley, Rhead, Heine, Klimt, Klinger, Orlik, Stuck

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        Haushaltsrechnungen der Schweizer Familie Theiler-Helbling für die Jahre 1896 und 1897. Handgeschriebenen Einträge in 2 vorgedruckte Haushaltungsbücher, hrsg. von C. H. Ludwig. Zus. 2 Bde.

      Zürich, C.H. Ludwig, Neue verbesserte Auflage (für das vorgedruckte Modell), 1896-1897, - in-4to, 29 Bl., vorgedruckt, gefüllt mit hs. Einträgen in schwarzer Tinte, deutsche Kurrentschrift, guter Zustand, zwischen den Seiten auch noch das Orig. -Löschblatt, identische Original-Pappbde, Titel auf Vorderdeckel, leicht vergilbt, Leinen-Rücken leicht gespalten, ein Bd. mit Tintenfleck am äussersten Rand unten, guter Zustand. Detaillierte Original-Haushaltsrechnungen aus der Schweiz um 1900! Die zwei in Frakturschrift gedruckten Bände enthalten neben einem Jahreskalender zahlreiche Monatstabellen für das Notieren der Ausgaben. Die Titel lauten ?Fleisch, Wurst etc.?, ?Brod und Mehl?, ?Spezerei- & Teigwaaren?, ?Oel und Kerzen?, ?Arzt und Apotheke?, ?Wäsche und Waschlöhne? usw. sowie am Schluss eine Zusammenstellung der Jahresausgaben und eine Waschtabelle. Von unserer Familie wurden vor allem die Rubriken für das Essen sowie für Tag- und Dienstlöhne genutzt. Hier sind der Wochenlohn der Haushaltshilfe oder der Brotpreis ersichtlich. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Kaye's and Malleson's History of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8 In six volumes

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1897. In 6 volumes complete. Original maroon cloth with silver lettering to spines. Spines slightly faded but lettering bright. Some spotting to edges & prelims. Bookplate to front pastedowns. With fifteen folding maps & plans, as called for. A VG set. . Very Good. Cloth. New Edition. 1897. 8vo..

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        The Seven Seas

      Leipzig: Barnhard Tauchnitz, 1897. 256pp. 12mo (4 3/4" x 6 1/2"). A book of poetry by Kipling, first published 1896. FINE BINDING by English book binder ANASTASIA POWER, 1899, with her gilt monogram on inside back cover turn-in. Binding in green-dyed morocco with extensive brown inclusions, as was possible with the Arts and Crafts bookbinders' use of vegetable dyes as a "traditional craft" element; woad and indigo, for instance, were once used extensively in medieval England. The highly attractive front cover decoration consists of a single fillet rectangle enclosing a border of large tudor roses, interspersed with five-leaved sprigs and dots, all gilt. Towards the center cover, the design continues with a double gilt fillet rectangle intersected by a double fillet diamond, the book title being gilt in the shape of a smaller diamond within, whose points consist of sets of three gilt dots. Anastasia Power has used small circles of laid-on orange leather within the inner gilt rectangular border, as well as smaller gilt dots as decoration along the outer diamond. Spine is in six raised compartments, with gilt decoration of a square of three lobed leaves and stems centering a small diamond with additional gilt dot decoration. Title is gilt in second compartment from top and the date 1897 appears at the foot. The rear board is almost identical in design to the front, save for the deletion of the laid-on orange dots, and a central design of a tudor rose. In all, it is a well- balanced and charming design, showing an increase in sophistication from her work of an earlier date. Turn-ins feature double fillet gilt border; rear inside cover has bookbinder's monogram "18AP99" on inner edge. A.e.g. Condition is Very Good, with slight rubbing along hinges and spine compartments. Inside, grey endpapers with offset from leather turn-in. *** Of ANASTASIA (ANNIE) POWER, English bookbinder, was the youngest of nine children of a Whitby,Yorkshire oculist and his wife. Her training in bookbinding was probably an economic necessity given such a large family, but in any case she managed to get to London by the 1880's and trained with Douglas Cockerell as a bookbinder. Traditionally this work was done by men, as the bookbinding guilds did not employ women. She was said to have been much influenced by Cockerell's designs. Famous in his own right as an inventive and artistic binder, Cockerell had been trained by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, (original bookbinder at the Kelmscott Press) to whose Doves Bindery Cockerell was apprenticed beginning in 1893. Anastasia was either connected to, or a member of, the following: the Guild of Handicraft, formed by C.R. Ashbee, (whose members included William Morris and Holman Hunt); she also bound books for Cobden-Sanderson's Essex House Press sometime after its founding in 1898; The Guild of Women Binders and Hampstead Bindery in London in the period 1898-1904. A nineteen year old Virginia Woolf has been documented as studying bookbinding with Anastasia Power and her friend Sylvia Stebbing in a bindery they shared on Museum Street in London in 1901. (See Tony Bradshaw: Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts 2010, Chapter 6.) This training would be of use to Woolf when she and her husband Leonard later established the Hogarth Press. While some middle class lady book binders of the day had brief careers, Anastasia Power's work would continue another thirty or so years, well after marriage to painter Gerald Loosely in 1905. The Royal Library at Windsor has another of her later works, a colorful onlaid binding of 1925 for Queen Mary. Interestingly, Annie Power seems to have chosen to use her maiden name professionally, at a time when this was very unusual. One imagines her in the feminist vanguard in Edwardian England; a dedicated professional woman in a traditionally male occupation, taken seriously by her male mentors. We have seven additional volumes bound by her currently, ranging in date from 1899 to 1900. . Signed by monogram by bookbinder. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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

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

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        Draft of a Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia

      Adelaide, C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, 1897. Foolscap folio, 29 pages with numerous ruled interleaves. Half red roan and red stippled cloth with a printed paper title label on the front cover; leather a little rubbed at the extremities, with slight surface loss to the corner pieces; cloth a little flecked and marked; light crease to the blank bottom corner of most leaves; a very good copy (internally excellent). Printed at the head of the first page is the following: 'Copy of Federal Constitution under the Crown, framed and approved by the Australasian Federal Convention, at Adelaide, South Australia, 22nd March to 23rd April, 1897. E.G. Blackmore, Clerk. C.C. Kingston, President'. The signature of Sir John William Downer (1843-1915), one of the South Australian delegates at the Convention, is writ large on the front pastedown ('The Honble. Sir J.W. Downer K.C.M.G.'). He has hand-printed much the same in ink on the printed paper title label on the front cover.

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        'Captains Courageous'

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited,, 1897. A Story of the Grand Banks. Crown octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decorations to spine and front cover gilt, black coated endpapers, gilt edges. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue quarter morocco slipcase and pale blue chemise. Frontispiece (with tissue-guard) and 21 illustrations by I. W. Taber. Jacket spine and panels only very slightly toned, a few neat tape repairs on verso, short vertical hole at fold of spine and back panel, binding spine only slightly rolled. An exemplary copy. First UK edition, following by a little over a month after the US edition published on 16 September 1897 (Richards). "The story first appeared in serial form in McClure's Magazine, November, 1896, to May, 1897, with twenty-five illustrations by I. W. Taber, and Pearson's Magazine, December, 1896, to April, 1897, with forty-one illustrations by I. W. Taber and Fred T. Jane" (Stewart). "Kipling thought he'd written a great story. He wrote to Conland [Dr. James Conland, the dedicatee], after the book had begun to appear serially, 'I tell you that tale will be a snorter'" (Gidmark, ed., Encyclopaedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes, 2001, p. 71). A quite dazzling copy in the rare dust jacket - since 1935 only some ten copies with the dust jacket have appeared at public auction, in condition ranging from "defective" to "splendid" - this copy decidedly at the latter end of the spectrum.

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        The Ancient Volcanoes Of Great Britain

      London: MacMillan(1897). 1st edition/1st printing. Contains 7 foldout maps with subject areas in color, plus 175 B&W illustrations in Volume I and 208 B&W illustrations in Volume II. The foldout maps are, in Volume I: 1) Map of the Silurian Volcanic Districts of North Wales (10" x 9-5/8"); 2) Map of the Volcanic Districts of the Lower Old Red Sandstone of 'Lake Caledonia' in Central Scotland & North East Ireland (10-1/16" x 30"); 3) Map of the Carboniferus Volcanoes of Scotland (13-1/2" x 17-3/4"); 4) Map of the Volcanic Districts of the British Isles (30" x 21"); and in Volume II, 5) Map of the Permian Volcanic Districts of Scotland (15-5/8" x 12-3/4"); 6) Map of the Tertiary Volcanic Region of the Inner Hebrides (10-1/16" x 13-1/2"); and 7) Map of the Tertiary Volcanic District of North East Ireland (13" x 8-1/2"). All the foldout maps are in excellent condition with some areas of very slight age darkening to the paper, with map 4 having a very short, closed edge tear with no loss of material, and map 2 having 1 small upper edge fold nick not interferring with the map itself (in the border). Volume I has 477 pages plus ads; Volume II has 492 pages plus ads. Dark green cloth bindings with gilt lettering. The volumes are 10-1/4" tall x 7" wide. Some minor edge/corner/spine end wear to the binding and bumping to corners but very sturdily bound, straight spines, and the binding cloth and text pages are clean with just occasional small and very faint foxing spots to text pages. Quite scarce to find this set in good condition and 'not' an ex-library. Sir Archibald Geikie was born at Edinburgh in 1835, and his interest in science was furthered in the direction of geology when he and his friends discovered fossils at Burdiehouse quarries. He became part of the Geological Survey connected to the University of Edinburgh in 1854, and he supplemented his official work with field study during vacation periods. Geikie became head of the Geological Survey of Great Britain in 1881, and he held this position until his retirment in 1901. Geikie was primarily interested in geomorphology, and became the foremost advocate of the theory of land surface erosion through fluvial action, weathering agents and ice action during repeated ice ages. This replaced the predominant theory, that landmasses were subject to submarine sculpture before uplift. He also studied past volcanic action, and made the first attempt to group Scotland's sequence of eruptions chronologically. Studies of Scotland's Old Red Sandstone strata led to the first recognition of the widespread unconformity between the upper and lower group. Geikie was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1861 and Fellow of the Royal Society, London, in 1865. He was President of the Geological Society of London, 1891-1892 and 1906-1908, and was awarded their Wollaston Medal in 1895. He was awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 1896 and served as their president from 1908-1913. He was knighted in 1891, created Knight Commander of the Bath in 1907 and received the Order of Merit in 1913. Sir Geikie was one of the forefathers of modern geologic theory. ; Vol. 2, 41, 49, 60, VG+/NONE

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        Hanne Nüte un de lütte Pudel. ne Vagel- un Minchen-Geschicht.

      285 (2) Seiten mit 58 Original-Holzschnitten von Karl Rössing. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Halb-Ledereinband mit mit geprägtem Rücken und Leder-Ecken, Kopfgoldschnitt. die Ecken minimal bestossen, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch. Achtundzwanzigster Avalun-Druck: Hanne Nüte von Fritz Reuter, mit achtundfünfzig Original-Holzschnitten von Karl Rössing. Im Jahre neunzehnhundertdreiundzwanzig in der Werkstatt Jakob Hegner in Hellerau in einer einmaligen Auflage von vierhundertachtzig numerierten Stücken gedruckt. In Nummer 1 bis 150 ist jede Vollbild, in den weiteren der Druckvermerk vom Künstler handschriftlich unterzeichnet. Den Drucken i bis 50 ist eine Mappe mit der ganzen Folge der Holzschnitte in signierten Sonderabzügen auf Japan beigegeben. Jedes Buch vwurde bei P. A. Demeter in Hellerau bei Dresdenb handarbeitlich gebunden. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 243. Karl Rössing (* 25. September 1897 in Gmunden/Österreich + 19. August 1987 in Wels) war ein österreichischer Künstlergraphiker und Buchillustrator. Er schuf vor allem Holzstiche (1917 bis 1950), Linolschnitte und Holztafeldrucke (1950 bis ca. 1983) sowie Bildzeichnungen (1981 bis 1987).

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        A History Of The Boston Base Ball Club

      Boston: M.F. Quinn, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. good. Firts edition. One of the rarest, most important and most sought after baseball histories, the wonderfully illustrated story of the Boston Baseball Club. CONDITION :NOTE WELL: well worn at the tips and spine extremities, some rubbing about the edges and gutters off the cloth hardcover; some occasional spotting to the covers; very shallow edge wear to the first two leaves of the text block, offsetting to the title and facing pages from now absent newspaper clippings. Large octavo sized (7" x 9") hardcover in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Advert endpapers front and rear, 241 pp. including 6 pp. of adverts at rear. Frontispiece photographic team portrait of the 1897 team; numerous photographic illustrations including full page team photo of the 1874 Boston Red Stockings in umiforms with A.G. Spalding, Harry and George Wright, Jim O'Rourke, Cal McVey, Ross Barnes, etc; the 1875 team in suits, 1877 and 1878 composite team photos, 1883 team, photo of front and back of the check issued for the release of Mike "King" Kelly, other team images, individual ful figue in uniform portraits of the players on the 1897 team including future Hall of Famers Kid Nichols, Hugh Duffy, Jimmy Collins, Billy Hamilton; club officials. Sections include "History of Baseball", "The National League" "The Boston Baseball Club", "The 1897 Club", "Players of The Past" (including photographic images of George Wright, Chas. Radbourne, John Clarkson, Dan Brouthers, etc; "The Temple Cup" , "The Late Mike Kelly" (with full page photo portrait in uniform); "Boston's Baseball Scribes". The Boston Baseball Club was an original member of the National Association , organized baseball's first professional league, finishing first in four of the five years of the league's existence. Most of the top players from the legendary 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings joined Boston when the Cincinnati team disbanded after the 1870 season. With the establishment of the National Leage in 1876, the Red Stockings' dominence continued with pennant wins in 1877 and 1878 as well as in 1883, 1891, 92 and 93, 97 and 98.

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      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. First Edition, Later Issue. 8vo., 390pp.; VG; bound in publishers yellow cloth, red lettering on boards and spine; housed in a VG gray clamshell box, red label and gilt lettering on spine; spine of volume has a small tear to head, piece still attached; some rubbing to boards; The following points are present: 1) printed on the thinner stock of paper. 2) lacking the ad for the Shoulder of Shasta. 3) Eight pages of ads in rear, beginning with an advertisement for The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith, ending with one for The Whitehall Shakespeare, and carrying no mention of Dracula, printed on thicker stock; YS consignment; shelved case 2. Dupont.

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        Montecucco Lago di Garda, 18.III.1897.

      - Farblithographie, auf festem cremefarbenem Velin, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 44:35 cm, Blattgröße 53:43 cm. Literatur: Beringer 83. Der aus einfachen Verhältnissen stammende Maler und Graphiker Hans Thoma begann zuerst verschiedene Lehren, als Lithograph und Anstreicher in Basel, dann als Uhrenschildmaler in Furtwangen, die er jedoch nicht beendete. Autodidaktische Mal- und Zeichenstudien folgten bis er 1859 an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie Aufnahme fand. Dort hatte er Unterricht im figürlichen Zeichnen bei L. Des Coudres (1820-1878) und in der Landschafterklasse von J.W. Schirmer (1807-1863); H. Canon (1829-1885) vermittelte ihm vor allem maltechnische Anregungen. Nach Beendigung seines Studiums reiste er 1868 nach Aufenthalten in Basel und Düsseldorf gemeinsam mit dem Maler O. Scholderer (1834-1902) nach Paris. Größten Eindruck machten dort die Werke von G. Courbet (1819-1877) auf ihn, auch die Arbeiten der Schule von Barbizon blieben nicht ohne Wirkung. 1870-1876 lebte er in München, wo er mit dem Leibl-Kreis verkehrte und in freundschaftlichen Kontakt mit A. Böcklin (1827-1901) trat. Von hier aus unternahm er 1874 seine erste Reise nach Italien, vier weitere sollten folgen – auf diesen Reisen machte er u.a. die Bekanntschaft mit dem Maler H. von Marées (1837-1887) und dem Kunsttheoretiker A. von Hildebrand. In Begleitung seiner Frau Cella Thoma (1858-1901) und im Auftrag seines Sammlers und Förderers Charles Minoprio aus Liverpool brach Thoma im März 1880 zu seiner zweiten Italienreise auf. Minoprio hatte für sich und seine Freunde bei Thoma ca. zehn italienische Motive in Auftrag gegeben. 1874-1875 hielt er sich wegen eines Freskenauftrages in Schweinfurt auf. 1876 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main, wo er u.a. mit W. Steinhausen (1846-1924), W. Trübner (1851-1917), P. Burnitz (1824- 1886) und K. von Pidoll (1847-1901) zum Teil engen freundschaftlichen Kontakt pflegte. Nach einer zunächst sehr zögerlich einsetzenden Wertschätzung des Publikums – seinen ersten größeren Auftrag erhielt er erst 1882, 1890 hatte er seine erste erfolgreiche Sonderausstellung im Münchner Kunstverein – führte seine steigende Bekanntheit 1898 zur Professur an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie und 1899 zum Direktorat der Karlsruher Kunsthalle, das er bis 1919 innehatte.

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        THE DOLMENS OF IRELAND, their Distribution, Structural Characteristics, and Affinities in other Countries; Together with the Folk-Lore attaching to them; Supplemented by Considerations on the Anthropology, Ethnology and Traditions of the Irish People

      London, Chapman & Hall, 1897.. Volume III only of 3, FIRST EDITION 1897. Thick 8vo, approximately 265 x 180 mm, 10½ x 7 inches, title page printed red and black, colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations in the text, pages: 713-1234 plus errata leaf and including index, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and upper cover, top edges gilt, dark green endpapers. Ex library copy with very faint trace of number at tail of spine, signs of bookplate removal on front pastedown, no other library signs, slight rippling to frontispiece, and to top third of title page and first few pages, contents otherwise clean and bright. A good tight copy of Volume III of this scarce work. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sammlung von 3 handschriftlichen Briefen an den Astronomen Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, den schwedischen Astronomen Hugo Gylden und dessen Witwe Thérèse Gylden. Signiert und datiert.

      Utrecht und Leiden, 1855, 1894 und 1897. - 3 Briefe (einseitig, drei- und vierseitig beschrieben), Formate ca. 20,5x13 cm. Der niederländische Astronom Joannes Abrahamus Christiaan Oudemans, auch Jean Abraham Chrétien (1827 - 1906) wurde 1856 als außerordentlicher Professor an die Universität Utrecht berufen und dort auch Direktor des Observatoriums. 1857 reiste er als Hauptingenieur und Chef des geographischen Dienstes nach Niederländisch-Indien, wo er 18 Jahre lang arbeitete und umfangreiche geodätische Operationen leitete. Er veröffentlichte seine Arbeiten über die Triangulation der Insel Java in sechs Bänden. 1874 beobachteten er und seine Expeditionsmitglieder von der Insel Réunion aus den Venustransit. Mit einem in Französisch verfassten Brief von 1855 wendet er sich an den Astronomen Heinrich Louis d’Arrest (1822 - 1875, Entdecker mehrerer Kometen und des Asteroiden Freia) mit der Bitte seine Berechnungen zum beobachteten großen Kometen von 1853 zu überprüfen (gemeint ist der Komet C/1853 L1, oder auch Klinkerfues): "il y a presque deux ans, mes observations de la grande comète de 1853 ". Die späteren Briefe von 1894 und 1897 in deutscher Sprache an den Direktoren der schwedischen Sternwarte Johan August Hugo Gyldén (1841 - 1896 in Stockholm), über einen verunglückten französischen Marineoffizier und nach dem Tod Gyldens 1897 an dessen Witwe Thérèse ein vierseitiger Kondollenz-Brief mit Erinnerungen an gemeinsamen Arbeiten Oudemans und Gyldens. Schwach gebräunt, gefaltet.

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        The Comedie Humaine: [The Novels of Balzac] (34-volume set)

      The Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd, Philadelphia 1897 - 34 vols. Olive and brown marbled boards, 3/4 black leather-like spines and corners; gilt letters and decoration on spines; gilt top edges; matching marbled flyleaves; various paginations; BW plates as frontispieces, BW illus. within texts. Text is in English. At heads of spines: The Novels of Balzac. The complete 34-volume set of an uncommon edition of the books of "The Human Comedy," as rendered by French novelist Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). Each volume has preface by George Saintsbury. Volumes are arranged here generally according to the list appearing just before the index in the final volume, even though this order is slightly different than the one on paper provided by the publisher. All volumes are present. Contents: v.1 The wild ass' skin and other stories ; v.2 The Chouans ; The conscript ; v.3 The country doctor and other stories ; v.4 The quest of the absolute and other stories ; v.5 Eugenie Grandet and other stories ; v.6 The country parson ; Albert Savaron ; v.7 Father Goriot ; M. Gobseck ; v.8 Ursule Mirouet and other stories ; v.9 The celebates and other stories ; v.10 A bachelor's establishment and other stories ; v.11 Modest Mignon and other stories ; v.12 The lily of the valley and other stories ; v.13 A distinguished provincial at Paris ; Z. Marcas ; v.14 Lost illusions ; Gaudissart II ; v.15 The rise and fall of Cesar Biroutteau ; Gaudissart the Great ; v.16 Beatrix ; The purse ; v.17 About Catherine de' Medici and other stories ; v.18 The peasantry ; Pierre Grassou ; v.19 A woman of thirty ; A start of life ; v.20 The seamy side of history and other stories ; v.21 Seraphita and other stories ; v.22 A daughter of Eve ; Letters of two brides ; v.23 The poor parents, part I ; v.24 The poor parents, part II ; Cousin Pons ; v.25 The harlot's progress, vol. I ; v.26 The harlot's progress, vol. II and other stories ; v.27 The jealousies of a country town, etc. ; v.28 The thirteen and other stories ; v.29 Muse of the department and les employes ; v.30 The deputy for Arcis, part I ; v.31 The deputy for Arcis, part II and the middle classes ; v.32 Droll stories, collected from the abbeys of Touraine, vol. I ; v.33 Droll stories, with Sarrasine, etc., part II ; v.34 A prince of Bohemia and other stories. G (33 of the 34 vols. have average to moderate wear along outer spines and their edges; v. 20 is missing much spine material and both boards of it have separated; interiors are clean, with only a few bumped pages here and there.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection

      1897 - This Benjamin A. Gould mini-collection includes 3 items; #1) Gould's scarce 1897 book titled Cordoba Photographs ; #2) an autograph signed letter (ASL) ; #3) a small card with Gould's image. Benjamin Apthorp Gould was a pioneering American astronomer whose star catalogs helped fix the list of mapping thirty-two thousand stars in the Southern Heavens. Gould also made the first determinations of the trans-Atlantic latitudes by telegraph; organized meteorological stations from the tropics to Tierra del Fuego and from the Andes to the Atlantic; pioneered in the use of the camera as an instrument of precision; and was one of the founders of the National Academy of Sciences. He was also the founder and editor of The Astronomical Journal beginning in 1849. #1) Book; Cordoba Photographs: Photographic Observations of Star-Clusters from Impressions Made at the Argentine National Observatory, Measured and Computed with Aid from the Argentine Government / Fotografías Cordobesas: observaciones fotográficas de cúmulos de estrellas de impresiones hechas en el Observatorio Nacional Argentino, medidas y computadascon el apoyo del gobierno Argentino. Lynn, Mass.: The Nichols Press, 1897. viii, 533 pages, 1 leaf tables, 37 charts (4 folded), 30 × 25 cm. Spanish and English in opposite columns. Black green cloth, half bound in black leather, library call number on spine, some deterioration at the corners, and rubbing at the top and bottom of the spine, otherwise quite good. #2) ALS (Corboda, Argentina) to "My dear Choate" [Joseph H. Coate?], 16 January 1878, 4 pp., re wedding of his friend, Laddie, his homesickness ("I came for three years, & it is now seven & a half since we arrived"), his scientific work ("I have eight large volumes underway"), death of Dr. Caswell, etc. ("Give my affectionate remembrances to Mrs. Choate, & tell the younger generation sometimes of the old gentleman on the Pampas." #3) Small card, 1-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches, etching of Gould (Daily Historic), n.d. This mini-collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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      GAUTHIER-VILLARS ET FILS, IMPRIMEURS LIBRAIRES, Paris 1897 - Grande atlante celeste ottocentesco illustrato, seconda edizione con tavole incise anche a doppia pagina raffiguranti la volta celeste, con tutti i corpi celesti conosciuti all'epoca. Testo in lingua francese, con curiosità astronomiche e spiegazione delle tavole illust.Legatura post. in mezza pelle e tela con titoli dorati al piatto e al dorso. Splendido esemplare, con testo in ottimo stato di conservazione, completo dell'ultima tavola illustrata in colori d'epoca. 1 Vol. in folio, mm. 535x365, pp. 20 - tav A e B - 29 tav. Legatura post. in mezza pelle e tela. Titoli dorati al piatto e al dorso. Marca tip. al frontespizio. Occhietto. Tavole incise f.t. anche a doppia pagina, l'ultima a colori. Ottimo stato di conservazione, con lievi abrasioni al piatto post. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas der Alpenflora. Hrsg. vom Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenverein. II. neubearbeitete Auflage. Wiss. Redacteur Dr. Palla. Ausführung der Farbentafeln nach Naturaufnahmen u. Originalvorlagen v. A. Hartinger. Photolithographie nach eigenem Verfahren von Nenke & Ostermaier, Dresden, In 5 Bden.

      Wien, Alpenverein in Salzburg, / Graz . In Comm. J. Lindauer, 1897, - in-8vo, Titelblätter + 500 num. Farbtafeln, Original-Leinenband., Vollständiges, sauberes und schönes Exemplar komplett mit 500 Tafeln. Lithographie und Druck ?Photolithographie nach eigenem Verfahren von Nenke & Ostermaier, Kunstanstalt, Dresden. Bd. I: 2 Bl. + XV (+ 1 weiss) + 100 Tafeln / Bd. II: 2 Bl. + 100 Tafeln / Bd. III: 2 Bl. + 100 Tafeln / Bd. IV: 2 Bl. + 100 Tafeln /Bd. V: 2 Bl. + 100 Tafeln. Alle Tafeln farbig in Chromolithographie.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen, BBI 799. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tom Sawyer, Detective. As told by Huck Finn. And other tales. With a portrait.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1897 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, floral design blocked in blind to front cover, gilt to spine, edges untrimmed. Housed in a blue cloth chemise and matching slipcase by James MacDonald Co. A superb copy, in unusually bright cloth. Sepia portrait frontispiece of Clemens with tissue-guard. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in 1896, this is the sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Uncommon in the original binding, especially in this condition.

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        Setas u hongos del Pais Vasco (EuskalherrikoíPerrechikuak) Guía para la distinción de los hongos comestibles y venenosos, los parásitos de plantas cultivadas y una enumeración sistemática

      Librería Editorial de M. Romo y Füssel, Espa. (País Vasco) 1897 - "Rare Basque Iconography On Mushrooms In The 19th Century. 41 Chromolithographs". 4to.; Atlas with 41 chromolithographs + text bound in one volume; original leather binding. FIRST EDITION. INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED SCIENTIFIC WORK ON MUSHROOMS. The author, Telesforo Aranzadi Unamuno (Vergara 1860 – Barcelona February 12, 1945) held a doctorate in Pharmaceutics and Natural Sciences, a scientific illustrator, professor of Minerology and Zoology from the Department of Pharmaceutics of the Universidad de Granada. He carried out intensive research in various fields of Anthropology and Natural Sciences, and his ethnographic work ran parallel to his research in science. Aranzadi y Unamuno introduced the study of material culture or rural technology, and also dedicated part of his time and effort to botanical and zoological studies. Offered here is his first botanical work which had as its foundation the vegetation of the country. This is one of the few extant editions that contains the accompanying 41 chromolithographs. * WorldCat: only 3 copies in the U. S. (Harvard, Berkeley & NYC Botanical); Palau 15036. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Africaines. Contribution a L'Historie de la Femme en Enrique.

      CH. Bulens, Brüssel, 1897. - EA. Mit sehr zahlreichen (ca. 100) fotgr. Abb. und Zeichnungen im Text. OHLdr.-Band mit Lederecken, marmorierten Deckeln und Vorsätzen und Kopf-Goldschnitt. (2 Bl.), II, 256 S., (2 Bl.) Gr. 4°. Leicht berieben und bestoßen, Aussengelenke oben und unten etwas eingerissen; innen und im Schnitt teils leicht stockfleckig, ansonsten ein sehr gutes Exemplar, sauber und vollständig. Dieses ausgesprochen seltene Werk Lemaire's (keine Nennung im JAP!) in der Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung.

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        Albumblatt mit eigenh. U. ("W. Liebknecht").

      Berlin-Charlottenburg, 16. VI. 1897. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Damit ich keinen Conflikt mit Ihrem französischen Lesen hervorrufe, sei bemerkt, daß veult oder vult altfranzösisch ist. | Ce que femme veult, Dieu ll veult | Und obgleich Sie wahrscheinlich noch keine Frau sind und ich jedenfalls kein Gott, so muß ich wollen [.]". - Mit kleinen Läsuren am unteren Blattrand.

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        KARLSRUHE., "Aus Alt-Karlsruhe. 1897". Kalender (23 x 16,5 cm), umgeben von 11 Ansichten und einem Porträt.

      Farblithographie von H. Dobmann bei C.F. Müller, Karlsruhe, 1897, 41 x 29 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Die hübschen Ansichten zeigen Durlacher und Ettlinger Tor, Gartenpavillon der Markgräfin Amalie, Gasthaus Grüner Hof, Geschäftshaus der Hofbuchhandlung C.F.Müller, Chinesisches Häuschen, Goth. Turm, Ludwigssee, Altes Hoftheater, Gartenschlößchen der Markgräfin Friedrich, einen Plan von Karlsruhe um 1730 sowie ein Porträt von Karl Wilhelm. - Dekoratives und seltenes Blatt. Baden-Württemberg, Kalender

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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome XII

      Typ. de Joseph van In / A. UYSTPRUYST, LIERRE /LOUVAIN 1897 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque rozado y fatigado, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa, con algunas anotaciones en lápiz. Se trata del tomo XII de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran concretamente los trabajos siguientes: Les glandes buccales des larves de trichopteres de Maurice Henseval; Les glandes à essence du Cossus ligniperda de Maurice Henseval; Les sécrétions gastriques. Contribution à l'étude de la physiologie normale et pathologie de l'estomac de A. Verhaegen; La glande impaire de l'Haementeria officinalis de H. Bolsius; Contribution à l'étude de la moelle épiniere chez les vertébrés de A. Van Gehuchten; Recherches sur l'essence du Cossus ligniperda de Maurice Henseval; La vésicule germinative et les globules polaires chez les Batraciens de J. B. Carnoy y H.Lebrun; Le développement séminal dans le genre Veronica de Alph. Meunier; Bichromate und Zellkern de Eugen Burchardt; Les valves septales de l'Owenia.416 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gegen den Strich (A Rebours). Autorisierte Übersetzung von M. Capsius.

      Berlin, Schuster & Löffler, 1897. - circa 18,5 x 14,5 cm. 300 SS., 2 Bll., mit Portrait und von Melchior Lechter in Rot und Schwarz gestaltetem Titelblatt Illustrierter Original-Pappband mit floraler Dekoration und schönen Buntpapier-Vorsätzen Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe des Schlüsselwerkes zum Symbolismus und der Dekadenz in der Literatur um 1900. Hier in der hübschen, von Melchior Lechter gestalteten Variante mit dem Titel in Rot und Schwarz. Einband mit Lilien in Grün, Rot und Hell-Türkis verziert. "- Schönes Exemplar, Einband einheitluch geblichen, aber dennoch dekorativ, innen sauber. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mother Goose in Prose

      Chicago: Way and Williams, 1897. 1 vols. 4to. Original cloth. 1 vols. 4to. INSCRIBED TO F. HOLLAND DAY BY WILLIAMS. Presentation to the photographer, aesthete and publisher F. Holland Day of Boston (part-proprietor of Copeland and Day) from Chauncey L. Williams of Way and Williams written in black ink on the first free endpaper, "To F.H. Day/ with the kind regards of/ Chauncey L. Williams/December 1897." Schiller 4

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        Myopia Songs & Waltzes With Winchester and Hamilton Chat

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, 1897. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Red cloth, inset illustration on upper cover, leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine sunned, some toning to label, generally very good with some rubbing. Bookplate of St. Paul's School and blindstamp on title page. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. RARE - One of 100 Copies.

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        Following the Equator

      Hartford, Connecticut: The American Publishing Company,, 1897. A Journey Around the World. Large octavo (222 x 141 mm). Bound by Stikeman & Co. New York in near-contemporary red crushed half morocco with red cloth sides, rebacked with original spine laid down, gilt lettered direct to spine, gilt tooled compartments within five raised bands, gilt rules to covers, light green marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 193 illustrations by 11 different illustrators. Bookplate to pastedown. Slight marking to covers, tips refurbished. A very good copy. First edition, first issue. This copy with the favoured single Hartford imprint, and the signature mark 11 at p. 161. Having invested heavily in revolutionary but flawed typesetting machinery, by 1894 Twain was practically bankrupt. His solution was to undertake a tour of the British Empire, ensuring an enthusiastic audience for his lectures in every port of call, and providing material for this highly successful account.

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        The Divine Comedy Of Dante Alighieri: Inferno, Purgatorio And Paradiso [ct In 3 Vols]

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1897. 1st Thus. Leather. First American translation. Bibliography and notes. 3/4 calf over marbled boards with matching end papers. Minimal shelf wear. Binding solid. BAL 12146. 7" x 9.75". .

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        The Railway Magazine

      11 - London - Temple Chambers, 1897 Book. Hardcover. A collection of magazines regardinglocomotive history. This set comprises of volumes 1-67, 76-77 and 86-157 and covers the time period of 1897-2011. The Railway Magazine is still Britain's best-selling rail title. It was first published in 1897 and has been published continuously since. The work was launched by Joseph Lawrence and ex-railwayman Frank E Cornwall who believed there to be an amateur enthusiast market for material they were publishing in railway staff magazines. The first editor of the work was George Augustus Nokes who wrote under the pseudonym G A Sekton. Notable photographic contributors of the interwar period included Maurice W Earley, W Leslie Good, Frank R Hebron, O J Morris and H Gordon Tidey . Volumes I-IV (July-Dec 1897 - Jan-June 1899) are in the original Green Cloth bindings. Volumes IV-XIII are in uniform half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Bound by J Falconer, with the binder's stamp to the rear pastedowns. Volumes XIV-XV are in full burgundy cloth bindings. XVI-XXI are in half calf bindings with cloth covered boards by J Falconer. XXII to157 are in mixed cloth bindings. Volumes I-LXVII and LXXVI-LXXVII have Roman Numerals to spines whereas all runs onwards (86-157) have arabic numerals to spine. Volume XLIII (1918) has original frontispieces from the parts and backstrips from the parts bound in to the rear. With the indexes of volumes 131-159 kept in a separate plastic-wallet folder. With two volume IV (Jan-June 1899), one in original cloth and one in half calf. This collection covers a wide range of locomotive history. Condition: In mixed bindings. Majority of bindings are cloth. Others are in half calf bindings withcloth covered boards. Volumes IV-XIII in half calf and cloth covered boards are heavily rubbed to the spines. Loss to head and tail of spines to volumes IX-XIII due to heavy rubbing. Small losses to the head and tail of spines to volumes XXX and XXXI. Small losses to head and tail of spines to volumes XXXIV-XLV due to bumping. Several further volumesbetween XLVI andLXVII have small losses to the head and tail due to bumping on thecloth. Front hinge to volumes II (1898), XI and XIIis strained but firm. Both hinges to volumes III (1898), XIII and XLV are strained but firm. Tape repair to the front hinge of volume LXIV. Loss to the head and tail of spine to clothbound volume IV (1899). Split to rear joint of volume XXXI resulting in the backstrip to lift slightly. Backstrip to both volume IVs (1899)are lifting. Backstrip to volume LI is lifting at the Rear hinge and joint to clothboundvolume IV are weak and may detach with further handling. Backstrip to volume XIII has suffered large lossto the head andbackstrip is lifting to the rear. Backstrip to XXXV is lifting slightly at the tail of rear joint. A few small ink spills to the tail of spine to volume XXII. Some minor light tidemarks to the spine of volumes XXIX, XLIX, . Damp staining to the spines of volumes 122, 124, 126. Prior owners' inscriptions to the recto of front endpaper to volumes XXXIV, XLIX, L. Stamp to the recto of front endpaper to volume L. Prior owner's inscription to the front pastedown of volumeXLVI. Damp staining to front pastedown of volume XL,does not affect rest of volume. Prior owner'snotations to the front pastedown and recto of frontendpaper tovolumes LII, LXVII. Frontispiece to volume IV is detached but present. Small amount of offsetting from binding staples to volume XXVIII. Advertisement removed neatly with scissors toverso of 'Contents for July and August' leaf to volume89. Internally, all volumes are otherwise firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to the older volumes due to paper used. Just the occasional light spots. Overall:Both volume IVs GOOD ONLY due to binding. Volumes I-XIII, LXIV, XXXI, 122, 124 and126GOOD, volumes XXIV-LXVII, LXXVI-LXXVII, 86-132VERY GOOD, volumes 133-157 NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Eragny Press] Moralites Legendaires

      Eragny Press 1897-98, London - 2 volumes, similarly bound in publisher's color decorated paper covered boards, beige cloth spine, gilt lettering on cover. One of 220 copies, wood-engraved frontispiece, borders and initials by Lucien Pissarro. A rare title, and renownd for double spread titles, "Ophelia" and "Salome" in both volumes. Occasional very slight siscoloration to vol. I, free endpapers typically a little brown-stained, fine internally. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Farthest North.

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company,, 1897. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893–96 and of a fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen. With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original blue-green vertical-ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, titles and pictorial block of the Fram gilt to front boards, top and fore edges untrimmed. Etched frontispiece to volume 1, photogravure frontispiece to volume 2, title pages printed in red and black, 127 plates of which 16 in colour, 92 illustrations to the text, 4 folding colour maps. Contemporary prospectus for the exhibition of Nansen's paintings and photographs at the St George's Gallery, Grafton Street, laid-in. Extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, front inner hinges partially cracked but firm. A very good, bright copy in the chipped and split dust jackets, minor loss, particularly at the head of the spines, professionally internally repaired and reinforced with Japanese tissue. First edition, of utmost rarity in the dust jackets, with only one other set traced in commerce, "in frayed dust jackets", which appeared in 1985. The English edition of the official account of the Fram expedition precedes the first Norwegian edition of the same year. The expedition was "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (PMM), undertaken "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). "Nansen returned to international acclaim not only for the voyage itself but for its results, proof of a deep Arctic Ocean, free of any land masses or islands, and extensive data on magnetism, zoology, and oceanography. His account of the journey, Farthest North, was a worldwide bestseller and prepared him for an effective life of diplomacy" (Books on Ice). Farthest North is beautifully illustrated from photographs and from Nansen's own sketches, for which he "claims no artistic merit," but which are nonetheless highly atmospheric and effective. An extraordinary survival of a set of pre-1900 dust jackets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        I comici italiani. Biografia, bibliografia, iconografia.

      opera completa, 2 3 tomi STATO: DA COLLEZIONE, MOLTO BUONO. TITOLO: I comici italiani. Biografia, bibliografia, iconografia. AUTORE: Rasi,Luigi. EDITORE: Fratelli Bocca Editori DATA ED.: 1897-1905, COLLANA: Tasselli con titoli in oro ai dorsi, invertiti il secondo con il terzo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Chiari]
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        Myopia Songs & Waltzes With Winchester and Hamilton Chat

      Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, Cambridge 1897 - First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. RARE - One of 100 Copies. Red cloth, inset illustration on upper cover, leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine sunned, some toning to label, generally very good with some rubbing. Bookplate of St. Paul's School and blindstamp on title page Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        1897 & 1898 Wisden Hardbacks - Set of 2.

      This lot is a Set of 2 Hardback Wisdens - 1897 and 1898 , Second and Third Hardbacks, both very hard to find, the 1897 being incredibly scarce. The 1897 is in Good Condition. The gilts have been restored and the boards are dark, the hinges have some weakness and repaired but clean inside with excellent photoplate, some wear down the right hand side of the front board. The 1898 is in Very good condition, possibility of spine gilt touch up but other than that 100% original , clean inside with great plate and hinges. Two rare books.

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