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        The Decoration of Houses

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. First edition of Edith Wharton's first published book. Octavo, original marbled paper boards. Illustrated with 56 plates. In very good condition with some wear to the spine extremities. A nice example of an important work on interior design. Written in collaboration with celebrated American architect Ogden Codman, Jr., Wharton's first book is a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design, moving from historical traditions to the distinctive styles of contemporary taste. It is considered a seminal work and its success led to the emergence of professional decorators working in the manner advocated by its authors. Garrison A2.1.a.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Kaarten en Teekeningen behoorende bij de Java-Oorlog van 1825-30.: [Maps of Java]

      Batavia 1897 - This volume contains the 16 maps and plates to accompany the first two volumes of Louw & de Klerck's De Java-oorlog van 1823-30, which was published in six volumes between 1894 and 1909. see Coolhaas, p.95 A very good set bound in later quarter cloth, all maps linen-backed. First edition Sixteen folding maps, plans & plates.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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      Henry & Co, London 1897 - 4to. 2 volumes. v1: 243, [10] pp; v2: 266, [8] pp. 40 plates. Cloth, gilt, very good set. (13570). Original mauve cloth, decorated in gilt with design by Charles Ricketts, the title-page designed by Selwyn Image, the endpapers by Lucien Pissarro. LIMITED EDITION: v1: No. 141 of 150 copies; v2: No. 1 of 150 copies. Bookplates of Oliver Brett. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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      Librairie Ch. Delagrave, Paris 1897 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 439 . Illustrazioni: Illustrations de G.Fraipont, Guydo, Juillerat etc. . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato con dorso in pelle verde, titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti telati verdi. Copertina e retrocopertina originali conservati. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Bellissimo manuale di pesca alla mosca una delle opere più importanti in assoluto, rarissimo in queste belle condizioni. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scripta Manent]
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      London: Constable. 1897. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original yellow cloth with red titles to the front, rear and spine. The binding is firm with rubbing and fraying to the extremities and several short closed tears at the spine tips. The cloth is a little darkened but unusually the red lettering to the spine remains clear and legible. The contents are entirely complete. There is a previous owner's ink signature to the front pastedown above a partially removed W. H. Smith Circulating Library bookplate. The prelims are a lightly spotted and the hinges to the front and rear are cracked but holding, otherwise the text block is clean and bright throughout. Single blank terminal leaf without adverts to the rear, as called for. An attractive example of a notoriously fragile book, rare in this entirely original condition, without repair or restoration of any description. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. For the avoidance of doubt there is only one ?"state?" of the first edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The first edition, as offered here and determined by those copies inscribed by the author on, or before publication day are printed on thicker stock bulking over an inch, with uncut page edges and with a single blank terminal leaf and without any adverts at rear. All other copies, often described as ?"later issues?" are simply reprints, printed on thinner stock and including either a single page advert listing 'Shoulder of Shasta' or a larger publisher's catalogue (in some cases advertising and with reviews of Dracula) are simply reprints. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        L‘Animal dans la décoration.

      Paris, Libr. Centrale des Beaux-Arts, (1897).. Großfolio. Org.-Halbleinen mit lithographierten Deckeln. 2 Bll., IV S., 60 überwiegend mehrfarbige Tafeln in Pochoirkolorit. Einband schwach fleckig, erstes Blatt gebräunt (Vortitel), sonst innen überaus frisch. Insgesamt wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe des für die Entwicklung des Jugendstiles bzw. Art Nouveau bedeutsamen Werkes. Enthält zahlreiche prachtvolle Kompositionen aus sämtlichen Bereichen der Tierwelt, darunter viele die Grenze des bloßen Zierats hin zu eigenständigen, voll ausgearbeiteten Kunstwerken überschreitend. Vollständig und in diesem Zustand sehr selten. Siehe auch die Abbildungen auf dem Titel- und dem Schlußblatt dieses Kataloges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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      London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co Limd, 1897 - Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-224, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers, top edge untrimmed. First British edition. A short adventure novel with some weird passages set in England and at sea and, for the brief frame narrative, Australia. A couple of explorers find a Bible in an Australian cave with the life story of Mostyn Stayne penned into its margins during his last days in 1720. He was the black sheep of the family and slew his share of men even before turning pirate. A tragic love affair hardens his heart. Two notable scenes towards the end of the book bring it into the fantasy genre. After a terrific storm which he and his two fellow smugglers barely survive in a small boat, the sky apparently rains blood onto them and everything else in sight including an entire ship. In another, after being marooned by his fellow pirates, Stayne wanders into a reputedly haunted wood and sees skeletons hanging in chains from the trees before their bones start falling to the ground. The book reminds one inevitably (however faintly) of Hodgson's great nautical tales of supernatural horror in the coming decades and, still later (1929), of Visiak's MEDUSA, which is also set in the eighteenth century and holds back its supernatural thrills for the latter part of the story. Interesting stylistically for its short, direct sentences, the novel delivers some vivid fantastic imagery; one only wishes there were more of it and less of the swashbuckling boilerplate that weighs down the story. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 19 (citing the Australian edition -- Melbourne: Robertson, 1897 -- but mistakenly giving the title as MOSTYN STEYNE). Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 72 (repeating the error 'STEYNE" for "STAYNE"). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. (listing a copy of Australian edition). Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Miller, p. 674. The Australian edition appears to be rare, with no holdings among the libraries of COPAC (including the British Library); there are only two holdings of this British edition. Owner's signatures on front paste-down and half title leaf. Spine panel rubbed and spotted, lower front corner tip lightly worn, shallow chips from fore-edge margins of leaves G5 an G6 (pages 105-08), a very good copy. (#149710) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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. .

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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

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      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 .

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897 - Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-viii 1-412 [413-420: ads], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in sliver and black. First edition. Sequel to Bellamy's influential LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887 (1888). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-13; (1981) 1- 17; (1987) 1-7; and (1995) 1-7. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 058. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 201. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, pp. 182-83. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 111. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 66-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01066. BAL 967. Wright (III) 459. Early owner's name and date, 1 July 1897, in ink on front free endpaper. Mild damp stain to upper right margin of the text block and upper edges of the front and rear covers, a very good copy in a printed dust jacket with mild damp stain along upper edges with light show through, some age darkening to edges and spine panel, mild shelf wear to spine ends, and 50 mm closed tear along upper portion of rear flap fold. The scarce jacket is attractive overall. (#136810) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

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      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."

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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. .

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      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]

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      London: Methuen & Co., 1897 - Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [1] 2-301 [302: printer's imprint [303-304: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank; half title and title leaves are a conjugate pair and are inserted] + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated "March 1897" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. One of Wells's more uncommon books, this collection includes many of his best SF and fantasy tales. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-154. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1676. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2328. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-245. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15056. Currey, p. 522. Hammond C2. Wells 10. Wells Society 10. Slight spine lean, spine panel just a bit darkened, endpapers a bit tanned, leather bookplate of G. E. G. Tooth affixed to front paste-down with light offset on free endpaper, still a bright, tight, very good copy. An attractive copy of a book seldom found in nice condition. (#149942) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [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 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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      Knoxville, East Tennessee: Chavannes and Co., [1897] - Octavo, [1-2] [i] ii-iv [1] 2-254, original pictorial gray-green wrappers printed in black. First edition, later issue. A sequel to THE FUTURE COMMONWEALTH; OR, WHAT SAMUEL BALCOM SAW IN SOCIOLAND (1892). In the 1960s, a young married couple, Charles and Mary, emigrate to Socioland, an American cooperative commonwealth in Central Africa. "Chavannes states that this is a history of the life and marriage of Charles Morril and Mary Lenard, who live in a country 'under social condition very different' from those in America. He places Socioland in Africa because the Mormons have 'pre-empted' the only site available in the U.S. and because he objects to the Moon or Mars "as a dwelling place for earthly beings." Although he gives some notice to property reform and has the commonwealth handle all trade, most attention goes to sexual matters. Women have gained full equality with men, prostitution does not exist, and there is no stigma attached to illegitimate births. Marriage is a free contract between equals. After Morril's wife has two children, the main story line concerns his affair with a young woman, Rose Mansfield, who is something of a flirt. When Mary learns of this, the couple is brought closer together, and they realize that monogamy is the 'best form of sexual association' at the present stage of civilization." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 154. This book was published in 1895 in cloth with an inserted frontispiece portrait of the author. The 1897 copies, issued in paper without the frontispiece as "New Thought Library" number 1 (May 1897) appear to comprise trimmed down first printing sheets. Both the 1895 and the 1897 issues are rare. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 196. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 198. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 184. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 105-06. Wright (III) 1000. Signature of Chas. C. Haskell at upper edge of front cover. Front wrapper preserved, rear wrapper renewed, neatly rebacked with black cloth tape with spine title on typed label, a very good copy. (#139191) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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      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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