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        The Secret Rose

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1897. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. An excellent presentation copy. Inscribed by William Butler Yeats to his friend Clement Shorter: " Clement Shorter from W B Yeats June 23 1899." William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), the famous Irish poet, was was one of the most important figures in twentieth century literature. and was key figure in Ireland's nationalist movement. Clement Shorter (1857-1926) was a British journalist and critic who was also an avid collector of books and manuscripts, particularly of the Brontes. He was the editor of the Illustrated London News and in 1893 founded the periodical Sketch. The fourth story in this short story collection, "Where There is Nothing, there is God," was first published in Sketch in October 1896. The stories blend Irish with Rosicrucian themes and characters. Bound in the original blue cloth with the famous cover design done for Yeats by Althea Gyles stamped in gilt on covers and spine. At its center is a four-petalled rose joined to a cross. The boughs of the tree resemble a serpent; among them, just above the rose, are the kissing faces of a man and a woman, With six black and white illustrations by William's brother, Jack Butler Yeats. The binding is bright and beautiful with very slight bumping to corners. Interior pages are quite clean with just a trace of aging to margins. Near fine condition. LIT/011816.

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        Schloss Poschwitz bei Altenburg im Winter. [19]47. [Signierter Original-Holzschnitt / signed original woodcut].

      0 - Conrad Felixmüller, geboren 1897 in Dresden, gestorben 1977 in Berlin-Zehlendorf. Maler des Expressionismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Von Conrad Felixmüller mit vollem Namen signierter und datierter (47) und handschriftlich mit "Holzschnitt" und "Winter in Poschwitz" versehener Holzschnitt auf schwerem Büttenpapier. Werkverzeichnis Söhn 415. Im Stock monogrammiert und datiert. Maße Blatt: 43,2 x 54,3 cm. Maße Platte: 40,0 x 50,5 cm. Blatt im Randbereich mit kleinem Einriss. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Original woodcut, signed, dated and labeled "Holzschnitt" and "Winter in Poschwitz" by Conrad Felixmüller. Measure sheet: 43,2 x 54,3 cm. Measure plate: 40,0 x 50,5 cm. Sheet at the border area with little tear. Nearly fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Syr Ysambrace. Edited by F.S. Ellis after the edition printed by J.O Halliwell from the MS. in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral, with a few corrections. Printed at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex, and finished on the 14th day of July, 1897. Sold by the Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press."

      Kelmscot Press, 1897 - Kelmscot Press, 1897 8°. 41 paginierte Seiten kräftiges Büttenpapier (unbeschnitten), zweifarbig gedruckt (rot und schwarz), Holzschnitt-Illustrationen von Edward Burne Jones, Holzschnitt-Randschmuck und -Initialen. 1. Vortitelseite, 3 Bl. Vorsätze. Kordelbindung. Schlichter O-Halbleinen/Pappband m.Titel. Auf Vorsatz m. handschriftl. Widmung "To James Hyatt with S.C. Cockerell's thanks De 12 1899-" . Auf der Innenseite des hinteren Einbanddeckels montiertes Blatt, ca. 2,5 x 6,6 cm, mit der Signatur von William Morris. Einbanddeckel an den Rändern gebräunt, sonst tadellos. William Morris (1834-1896), englischer Dichter und Buchkünstler, gründete die Kelmscott Press als Privatdruckerei. Sir Sidney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962), Sammler und Kunsthistoriker, wurde Bibliothekar und Sekretär von William Morris. Er führte nach dem Tod von William Morris die Kelmscott Press weiter und veräußerte 1956 aus seinen privaten Sammlungen Teile der Kelmscott Press. Das vorliegende Exemplar dürfte aus diesen Verkäufen stammen. Eine außerordentliche Rarität! Sprache: de Einbanddeckel an den Rändern gebräunt, sonst tadellos. Schlichter O-Halbleinen/Pappband m.Titel. Auf Vorsatz m. handschriftl. Widmung "To James Hyatt with S.C. Cockerell's thanks De 12 1899-" . Auf der Innenseite des hinteren Einbanddeckels montiertes Blatt, ca. 2,5 x 6,6 cm, mit der Signatur von William Morris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming with Full Descriptions of Mineral Resources, Etc.

      Custer City, SD: E.P. Noll and Company, 1897. Large color map [72.5 cm x 79 cm] bound with a 40 page booklet. Duodecimo [19 cm] map and text are bound in red cloth with gilt stamped titles and blind stamped border to the front board. Rubbing and minor wear to the foot of the the boards. Map and booklet are very good. Small black spot at the foot of the rear board. Another small black spot on the rear pastedown. Booklet offers detailed descriptions of the mineral resources of the area. The map is clean and bright. This map is colored by geological makeup and has a legend in the lower left corner. Inset of the Deadwood, Pluma, and Lead mining areas in the upper right hand corner. This work offered practical knowledge to the miner or prospector of the day, produced by E.P. Noll & Company of Philadelphia. Howes S239. Eberstadt 132:259.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Zauberer, durch eine Wieselandschaft schreitend.

      - Feder in schwarzer Tusche, mit breiter Federlinie umrandet, auf beigem Zeichenkarton, links oben monogrammiert „JV (ligiert)". 25: 19,1 cm. Illustrationsentwurf; mit Deckweißkorreturen innerhalb der Darstellung. Vrieslander war 1897/1898 Schüler der Düsseldorfer Akademie. Von 1901-1905 hielt er sich in München auf; in den Jahren 1905 -1908 lebte er in Paris. Er war als Zeichner, Radierer und Buchkünstler tätig.

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        PAN. Dritter Jahrgang, Heft 4

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1897. Folio. Original wraps, with original graphics by Hofmann Ludwig von; K?-PPING, KARL ; Kalckreuth, Leopold; HÉRAN, HENRI = Herrmann, Paul; PETITJEAN, HIPPOLYTE. Söhn, HDO: 52804- 1, 2, 3,4, 5. 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,.

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        POT - POURRI FROM A SURREY GARDEN.

      London, Smith Elder & Co., 1897.SIXTH EDITION 1897, PRESENTATION COPY FROM ALBERT EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, FUTURE KING EDWARD VII OF ENGLAND To A.C. MAcKELLAR. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, pages: xii, 1 - 381, bound in half morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt top edge. Spine uniformly faded, slight spotting to boards, occasional faint foxing and age - browning, neat ink note to last free endpaper, otherwise a very good attractive copy. Large ink presentation from Edward VII on the first free endpaper with a note in green ink tipped in below in another hand. Signatures of Albert Edward can be found on Google. There is no provenance with this book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Morgenlandische Stoffe.: Sammlung F.R. Martin.

      One of 300 copies., Stockholm Gustaf Chelius in kommission 1897 - A scarce privately printed catalogue of Islamic textiles dating from the 11th to the 19th century. The scholar, F.R. Martin, was also an art dealer. Bound in contemporary half morocco, paper covered boards. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und dessen Neben- und Schutzländern jezo mit den südlichen Kurilen, Sachalin, Korea und den Liukiu-Inseln. Zwei Bände in einem Einband. Zweite Auflage

      Würzburg - Leipzig: k. u. k Hofbuchhandlung von Leo Woerl 1897 OHLwd. mit golgeprägtem Rückentitel, XXXV+421 Seiten und VII+342 Seiten, mit 98 Textabbildungen, zahlreichen Tafeln und eine Tabellen, mit Titelbild und mit Porträt des Verfassers , 4°; Deckel leicht verschmuzt und leicht abgeschürft, Seitenränder minimal gebräunt, sonst rein und gut, sehr schön erhalten.Reisebeschreibung, Japan, Geschichte, Topographie

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        Le suicide. Étude de sociologie

      1897 - XII-462 pages, [2] pages de Paris, Félix Alcan, 1897, in-8, XII-462 pages, [2] pages de catalogue éditeur in fine, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à faux nerfs, Édition originale de ce texte fondamental de Durkheim (1858-1917), père de la sociologie moderne. L'auteur y distingue quatre types de suicide : égoïste, altruiste, fataliste et anomique. Cette notion de suicide anomique dérive du concept d'anomie dont Durkheim est le découvreur et dont il fait ici le tout premier exposé : l’affaiblissement des règles imposées par la société et l'éclatement des valeurs, religieuses ou familiales, conduisent – observe-t-il, à l'état de trouble et à l'impossibilité d'intégration qui poussent finalement certains individus au suicide. Petits frottements aux mors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALSs - 6 eigenhändige Briefe mit Unterschrift und 1 eigenhändige Postkarte mit Unterschrift.

      - Heidelberg und Pegli 22.I.1897 bis 25.VIII.1906. 12 Seiten (gr.)-8° und die Karte. Teilweise Briefkopf "Mineralogisch-geologisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg". Ein Brief mit Eckabriss ohne Beeinträchtigung des Textes. 1 Umschlag. Karl Heinrich (Harry) Rosenbusch (1836-1914), Geologe; entwickelte zusammen mit Rudolf Fuess das erste petrographische Mikroskop aus deutscher Produktion. - An den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi (1897 noch in Pavia), den er im ersten Brief als Assistent an seinem Institut begrüßt. - - 22.I.1897. ". Ich darf sagen, daß ich mich aufrichtig einer Zeit gemeinsamer Arbeit freuen werde. Hoffentlich wird auch für Sie der Heidelberger Aufenthalt nicht ohne Förderung und Nutzen sein . - - Ich habe heute mit Herrn Dr. von Kraatz sogleich gesprochen; er wünscht seine Stellung bis zum 1 Mai behalten zu dürfen, da er mit seiner Arbeit noch nicht fertig ist und während der Ferien gern die Hülfsmittel des Instituts für dieselben benutzen möchte . - - Bezüglich der Habilitation möchte ich Ihnen Folgendes mittheilen: Die Facultät verlangt: Colloquium, Habilitationsschrift u. Probevorlesung. Von dem Colloquium hoffe ich für Sie Dispens erwirken zu können . Es wäre erwünscht, wenn Sie Ihre Studie über die periadriatischen Eruptionen benutzen könnten, da sonst viel Zeit verloren wird . - - Heidelberg hat zwar sehr gute Gesundheits-Verhältnisse, aber es giebt immerhin in der alten Stadt (besonders den Neckar entlang) Häuser u. Straßen, die man besser meidet ." - - Heidelberg 1.II.1897. Mit einer Liste der für die Habilitation nötigen Unterlagen. ". Es wird vielleicht gut sein, wenn Sie mich zu Ihrem Briefträger bei der Facultät machen u. also alles an mich senden ." - - 7.II.1897. ". Wie schade, daß Heidelberg ein so grämliches Gesicht macht heute, hoffentlich ruhen Sie von Ihrer Reise aus . Jedenfalls erwarten wir Sie morgen Mittag 1/2 2 Uhr zum Mittagessen ." - - 5.III.1897. ". Gestern Abend hat die Facultät einstimmig beschlossen, bei der Regierung für Sie die venia legendi unter Erlassung aller Formalitäten u. Prüfungen zu beantragen ." - - 25.VIII.1906. Ein Referat über seine "Elemente der Gesteinslehre" betreffend. ". Ihre . Mittheilung zeigt mir, daß Ihr Gedächtniß in dieser Angelegenheit nicht ganz mit meiner Erinnerung übereinstimmt. Die Discordanz betrifft zwei Punkte. - - Nach meiner Erinnerung haben Sie Nichts davon gesagt, daß Herr Geheimrath Liebich Sie vor einigen Monaten damit beauftragt habe, über die Elemente . zu referiren. - - Ferner bat ich . Sie, Herrn Geheimrath Liebich mitzutheilen, daß ich das Erscheinen eines so späten Referates für eine persönliche Beleidigung ansehen würde . - - Ich schließe mit der Versicherung, daß ich in Ihrem Briefe gern einen Beweis sehe, daß Ihnen die Veränderung in unseren Beziehungen leid thut und dafür danke ich aufrichtig ." - - Beiliegend 2 das Referat betreffende eigenhandige Briefentwürfe Salomon-Calvis an Rosenbusch, Heidelberg 24. und 26.VIII.1906 (teilweise in Kurzschrift). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, Pracht-Ausgabe, 17 Bände, Neuer Abdruck, 1897.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1897. Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. Vollständiges Grundwerk (A - Z) in 17 Bänden. Balibraune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf rotem und blauem Rückenschild sowie sehr reicher floraler Goldprägung. Deckel mit erhabener floraler Reliefstruktur auf beigem Leinen und mit Lederecken. Seitliche Lederflächen und Ecken mit Blindprägungen sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern. Buchschnitt mit mehrfarbiger Marmorierung. Reich illustrierte, vergoldete Vorsätze mit floraler Ornamentik. Es handelt sich um eine seltene Prachtausgabe der Magdeburger Buchhandlung Schallehn & Wollbrück. Gemeinsam mit der 6. Auflage Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte. Es gibt diese 5. Auflage in einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher, großenteils reichhaltig ornamentierter Ausgaben. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, im Leder fest und wenig berieben, nur wenig aufgehellt. Eine kleine Gelenkläsion fachmännisch instandgesetzt. Rückenschilder weitestgehend im Originalfarbton (selten bei Prachtausgaben), Gesamterscheinungsbild harmonisch. Die geprägten Deckel durchweg tadellos; Ecken partiell leicht bestoßen. Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (vor allem Ränder), teilweise aber auch fleckenfrei. In toto sehr schönes Exemplar dieser seltenen Prachtausgabe, die sich durch ihre reiche Rückenornamentik auszeichnet. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meyer Meyers Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversationslexixon, Conversations-Lexikon Jugendstil Prachtausgabe Pracht-Ausgabe

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        Cuba In War Time

      New York: R. H. Russell. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1897. First Edition. Cloth. Brown paper-covered boards, titles and decoration printed in black and red on upper board and spine, t.e.g., in the publisher's matching printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. 143, frontis, and 23 b/w plates, four from photos by the author, the others from original drawings by Remington. But for a touch of rubbing at the spine tail and corners, book is fine, without flaw; jacket also very attractive, with only a little chipping at the spine ends and corners, one puncture to the rear flap. In a custom made clamshell box, fine, with morocco spine label, gilt. Jacket not noted in BAL, nor in Dykes. BAL 4524, Dykes 504 .

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        Les Affiches Etrangeres Illustrees.

      Paris: G. Boudet and C. Tallandier, 1897. Limited. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated with 65 full-page color plates and 2 double-page color plates, all protected with tissue; 24 full-page black and white plates, 1 double-page black and white, and numerous other in-text illustrations. [4], iii, 206 pages. Large 4to, contemporary half red leather over marbled boards; gilt-stamped spine with raised bands; original yellow pictorial wrappers bound-in. Paris: G. Boudet and C. Tallandier, 1897. Limited edition -- from a total of 1,050 copies, this is number 117 of 1,000 on 'Papier Velin. A very good(+) copy with light wear to binding, and previous owner's bookplate; plates are in excellent condition. This volume is the third part of a highly collectible three volume set which explores the significance of poster art in the 1880s and 90s. The first two volumes concern posters by French artists ("Les Affiches Illustrees"), while this volume is about posters printed elsewhere (specifically: Germany, Austria, England, America, Belgium and Japan). Color lithographs printed by Imprimerie Chaix.

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        SALESMAN'S ALBUM With 60 PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES Of INDIAN MOTORCYCLES

      N.D. [ca late 1930s]., [ca late 1930s]. This a presumed company-issued production, no doubt targeted for those who already owned an Indian Motorcycle franchise, or generated for traveling company representatives, allowing prospective buyers, such as police departments, to view the entire product line. Photographs measure 6-3/4” x 9-3/8”, with 3-4 line captions beneath. They are mounted mounted back to back with wire rod at top, in a flip frame, all housed in a zipper-closed full leather portfolio measuring 13 3/4" x 12 1/4." We find no bibliographical record of another such album being offered, and believe the album to have been produced in limited numbers. This visual offering begins with the Indian Thirty-Fifty, Model 540. The grouping of photos include the models and new features of each cycle available. Some have been airbrushed to delete the backgrounds and insure a faithful representation. These include the: Model 337-Standard Indian Y Chief; Model 637-Standard Sport Scout 45; Model 437-Sport Indian Four; Model 537-Indian Junior Scout; Model 237- Standard Indian Scout 45. Next are the photographs showing the special models for that year (with the above models being factory direct). They include; Indian Police Special Seventy-four; Police Special Indian Four; Indian Four (model 441 with four-cylinder air-cooled in-line engine”); Indian Chief Seventy-four (Model 341); Standard Body Indian Dispatch Car; Large Body Indian Dispatch Car; Indian Thirtyfifty (Model 540); Indian Sport Scout 45 (Model 641); Indian Thirty-fifty (Model 541); Side Van Commercial Indian Motorcycle; Indian Police Car; Indian Dispatch Tow Model DT-27; Indian Dispatch Tow Model DT-33; Indian Dispatch Tow Model DT-29, etc. The DT models are all three-wheel vehicles for either police use or delivery companies. Many of the remainder of the photographs show Indian Motorcycles in use, with numerous pictures of various police departments that had adopted Indians for their use. Some of the police departments include Denver Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Iowa Highway Patrol, Illinois State Highway Maintenance Police, New York City Police, Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol. Massachusetts State Police. In the mid-30s Indian was in fierce competition with Harley-Davidson to provide police departments across the county with motorcycles. Also included are various transformations of the Dispatch Models including a fine one of a fleet of the custom built DTs for the Biltmore Florist of Los Angeles. There is also an armored Indian with armored side car (with two police officers seated and machine guns jutting out the front), another full page photograph of a fleet or armored motorcycles in Peru, and one racing photograph and one rally photograph. The “Indian Motorcycle Co.,” represented visually herein by a birds-eye view of their factory in Springfield, MA, "was originally founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee in 1897, manufacturing bicycles. Carl Oscar Hedstrom joined in 1900. Both Hendee & Hedstrom were former bicycle racers and manufacturers, and they teamed up to produce a motorcycle with a 1.75 bhp, single-cylinder engine; this was accomplished in Hendee’s home town of Springfield. The bike was successful and sales increased dramatically during the next decade. In 1901, a prototype and two production units of the diamond framed Indian Single were successfully designed, built & tested. The first Indian motorcycles, having chain drives and streamlined styling, were sold to the public in 1902. In 1903, Indian’s co-founder and chief engineer Oscar Hedstrom set the world motorcycle speed record (56 mph). The Scout and Chief V-twins, introduced in the early 1920s, became the Springfield firm’s most successful models. Designed by Charles B. Franklin, the middleweight Scout and larger Chief shared a 42-degree V-twin engine layout. Both models gained a reputation for strength and reliability. In 1930, Indian merged with DuPont Motors. DuPont Motors founder E. Paul DuPont ceased production of DuPont automobiles and concentrated the company’s resources on Indian. Models of that era had Indian’s famous head-dress logo on the gas tank. Indian’s huge Springfield factory was known as the Wigwam, and native American imagery was much used in advertising. In 1940, Indian sold nearly as many motorcycles as its major rival, Harley-Davidson. At the time, Indian represented the only true American-made heavyweight cruiser alternative to Harley-Davidson." Indian’s most popular models were the Scout, made from 1920 to 1946, and the Chief, made from 1922 to 1953. Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt in 1953. Today, the vintage cycle enjoys much popularity among enthusiasts, with models from the era displayed herein being offered for 5-figure sums. Modest wear to the portfolio spine. Light wear to edges of photographs. Very good plus.

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        THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS

      William Heinemann, 1897, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Fine Condition, First Edition. Joseph Conrad (1857-1934), "First UK edition, first printing. Four pages of Heinemann ads in back, publisher's six shilling titles for sale before title page. Dated 1898 on title page, even though it was published in April of 1897. Subsequent printings referred to 1897 publishing date on copyright page, so they are the "second printing, although almost identical to this printing. This volume has the original cloth covers bound into rear, which show the publisher's name on spine, with the "H" being larger than the other letters, another indicator of the first printing. Finely rebound by Bayntun Binders, Bath, Eng. (Signed Binding) in green polished calf leather with hand-tooled gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Elaborate gilt designs on the inner dentelles. Gilt decorations along all board edges. Has marbled endpapers. Penciled accession numbers to title page, some minor penciled notes to endpapers. Comes in custom made slipcase. It has no previous owner markings or bookplates although it was purchased in auction from a lot that had every other book with bookplates or signatures of Julian Wood Glass, Jr., noted oil magnate and philanthropist. First UK edition. Size: 7 1/2" x 5". 259 pages. All edges gilt - bright, rich condition. Embossed, gilt decorated leather covers. Five raised bands on the spine. Date of publication in gilt on spine bottom. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fine Leather Bindings; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4408.

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        PAN. Dritter Jahrgang, Heft 2

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1897. Folio. Original wraps, with original graphics by LIEBERMANN, MAX ( Badende Jungen, Schliefer 44) ; LIEBL, WILHELM ; Hollenberg, Felix; VETH, JAN PIETER. Söhn, HDO: 52802- 1, 2, 3, 4,. 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,.

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        THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS

      William Heinemann 1897 - Joseph Conrad (1857-1934), "First UK edition, first printing. Four pages of Heinemann ads in back, publisher's six shilling titles for sale before title page. Dated 1898 on title page, even though it was published in April of 1897. Subsequent printings referred to 1897 publishing date on copyright page, so they are the "second printing, although almost identical to this printing. This volume has the original cloth covers bound into rear, which show the publisher's name on spine, with the "H" being larger than the other letters, another indicator of the first printing. Finely rebound by Bayntun Binders, Bath, Eng. (Signed Binding) in green polished calf leather with hand-tooled gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Elaborate gilt designs on the inner dentelles. Gilt decorations along all board edges. Has marbled endpapers. Penciled accession numbers to title page, some minor penciled notes to endpapers. Comes in custom made slipcase. It has no previous owner markings or bookplates although it was purchased in auction from a lot that had every other book with bookplates or signatures of Julian Wood Glass, Jr., noted oil magnate and philanthropist. First UK edition. Size: 7 1/2" x 5". 259 pages. All edges gilt - bright, rich condition. Embossed, gilt decorated leather covers. Five raised bands on the spine. Date of publication in gilt on spine bottom. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fine Leather Bindings; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4408. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Radlerei ! 40 Kunsttafeln. Herausgegeben vom Wiener Radfahr-Club \"Künstlerhaus\". Text redigirt von Carl Rabis und Carl Seidl.

      Wien, Gerlach & Schenk [1897]. 4°. (30,4 x 23,2 cm). 81 (3) S. mit zahlreichen, oft farbigenoder getönten bzw. ganzseitigen Abbildungen. Orig.-Pappband mit braunem uznd hellgrünem Japanpapier, in zwewifarbigem Prägedruck illustriert (schwarz u. gold), Rücken fachgerecht restauriert (unterlegt). Stellenweise berieben, etwas geblichen. Farbschnitt. Die Illustrationen entstammen der besten Zeit des Wiener Jugendstils und haben sämtlich Rad und Radler zum Thema. Nach Vorlagen von Hugo Darnaut, Adolf Kaufmann, Otto König, Heinrich Lefler, Hans Schliessmasnn, A.F. Seligmann, William Unger, Theo Zasche u.a. - die Textbeiträge verfassten Carmen Sylva, Julius Bauer, Ludwig Fulda, Carl Karlweis, Josef Meder, W.O. Noltsch, Fritz von Ostini, Eduard Pötzl, Theodor Zasche und die beiden Herausgeber. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Jugendstil, Wien um 1900, Humor, Iullustrierte Bücher, Kunst, Anthologien

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        ARCHITECTURE - PONT ALEXANDRE III - PONTS ET CHAUSEES

      1897 1142 - , 1897-1900, , 79 photographies originales (tirages albuminés et argentiques) montées sur papier fort [170 x 230 mm et 290 x 470 mm], demi-chagrin à coins de l'époque, Très rare documentation photographique d'époque sur la totalité de la durée de la construction du Pont Alexandre III entre 1897 et 1900. Ce pont moderne, qui symbolise l'amitié franco-russe, a été conçu dans le cadre d'un vaste projet urbanistique pour l'Exposition Universelle de 1900. Les architectes en sont Jean Résal et Amédée Alby. Les clichés qui composent le présent album, et qui ne sont pas sans rappeler des images de chantiers navals, mettent superbement en valeur les constructions symétriques et massives de ce pont construit en acier moulé. La bibliothèque des Ponts et Chaussées conserve un album photographique autour de la construction du Pont Alexandre III (PH 450 A) composé de 32 photographies. Nous les retrouvons presque toutes dans le présent recueil, beaucoup plus riche et fourni. Quelques tirages albuminés sont un peu passés, sinon, bel état général. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sesame and Lilies

      Roycroft Press, Aurora, NY 1897 - Octavo. 142pp. One of 80 copies, signed by Elbert Hubbard. Illuminated throughout with initials and watercolor vignettes by A.M., many with floral motifs, and one a landscape with a church in the foreground. A particularly lovely letter "N" encloses a richly detailed water scene featuring a sailboat floating peacefully down an inlet flanked by trees and reeds. Ruskin's statement on the roles of men and women in Victorian society is comprised of two lectures: "Of Kings' Treasures," directed toward men, and "Of Queens' Gardens," which advises women on how to become the moral guides of men. Bound in quarter white cloth over gilt-titled tan boards. Gift inscription to front flyleaf, minor wear to corners, and toning to edges, else a fine copy of an early Roycroft work. (McKenna 16). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Federal Cases 1-30 (1789-1880), Vols. 1-30, Appendix, Digest 16 books

      1897 - [Federal Cases]. The Federal Cases Comprising Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States, from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Federal Reporter, Arranged Alphabetically by Titles of the Cases, and Numbered Consecutively. Books 1 to 30; Appendix: Containing Also the Laws of Oleron, Laws of Wisbuy, Laws of Hans Towne, The Marine Ordinances of Louis XIV., Tables of California Land Claims, Etc., Notes Concerning the United States Circuit and District Court Reports, and Biographical Notes of All of the Federal Judges. [with] Digest of Decisions of the United States Circuit and District Courts, from 1789 to 1880, as Contained in the Thirty Volumes of The Federal Cases. St. Paul,[Minn.].: West Publishing Co., 1894-1897. 30 volumes, with Digest, 1 book. Together 31 books. Complete set. Original publisher's tan cloth binding with contrasting upper red and lower black spine title labels. Ex-library with stamps and location labels at foot of spines. Interiors clean. * An annotated report of all U.S. circuit and district court decisions, 1789-1879. It contains approximately 18,000 decisions. The index volume, Volume 31 provides tables to cross-reference from the citation of the original report to the Federal Case Number. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christian: A Story

      New York: D. Appleton. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1897. Cloth. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles and decoration on upper board and spine, brown clay-paper endpages, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. iv, [540], 12 (ads). Spine tips and corners rubbed, text block edges age-toned, else clean and bright; jacket chipped at the spine tips and corners, creased at the flap joins, spine a little age-toned .

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        SEVEN SMILES AND A FEW FIBS .

      London, New York: F. Tennyson Neely Publisher, [1897] - Small octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-195 [196: blank] [197-206: ads], illustrations, original pictorial gray green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, black and silver, rear panel stamped in red and black, t.e.g. First edition. Issued as part of Neely's "Prismatic Library." A collection of short fiction, dedicated to William Randolph Hearst, written by a journalist associated with the Hearst papers in New York and San Francisco. All but one of the nine "Fibs" are sensational, fantastic or criminous stories; "The Protoplasmic Misadventures of Hans Jorgensen," a science fiction horror story of the discovery of jelly-like living prehistoric organic matter preserved on an uncharted volcanic island in the North Pacific near the Aleutian Islands; "Down to the Medulla," a vivisectionist experimenting with the human brain turns a condemned criminal into a living vegetable; "Taken Under Advisement," a clever tale of a killer who almost outwits the law; "Old Lick's Ghost: A California Christmas Story," a rationalized ghost story; "If Thine Enemy Thirst," a horrific revenge story set in a lifeboat at sea after a shipwreck; "He Kept the Engagement," a romantic courtship story; "The Magic Mirror," a sailor gives his sweetheart an ancient Persian mirror in which she sees his fatal love affair with another man's wife; "How I Had 'Em! A Blue- Ribbon Romance," a hallucinating drunk is tormented by the Devil and his Imps; "To Freeze Out England," a humorous tall tale in which the Fenians plot to change the climate in England by blocking the Gulf Stream; the project is stalled due to lack of money to buy bricks. Stories and sketches in the style of Bierce, Morrow and Milne, although not as polished. Vivian "had a fondness for the fanciful and could make the seemingly impossible appear very probable . Vivian was gifted with a vivid imagination, which enabled him to conceive the impossible and describe it as an actuality in a convincing manner. He wrote many special articles for the SUNDAY CHRONICLE, and struck a novel note as often as any writer for the American press." - Young, Journalism in California, pp. 103 and 132. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Hubin (1994). Wright (III) 5701 (citing a 1900 Fenno edition). Not in Baird and Greenwood. Just a touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, nearly fine copy. This Neely first edition is quite scarce. (#151802) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SOME GERMAN WOODCUTS OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY.

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

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        Die Infantile Cerebrallahmung

      Alfred Holder ; Wien, 1897, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition. German text. a previous owner's neat inscription dated 1939, johannesburg. the condition is given in terms of the book's age. quarter leather binding. gold gilt to the spine. marbled boards. the boards are shelf rubbed and worn but not excessively so. small repaired tears to the top of the spine. internally very clean indeed with one small stain, and a couple of tiny tears. appears very little used. 3 fold out charts. 327 pages.

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        Sapho. [Subtitle]: Pièce lyrique de M.M. Henri Cain & Bernède d'après le roman de Alphonse Daudet. Musique de J. Massenet. Théâtre de l'Opéra- Comique. Représentations de Melle. Emma Calvé

      F. Hermet [ca 1897], Paris - "In Sapho Massenet made his first attempt at an opera in a modern setting. Dramatically too, with its basis in Daudet’s novel, it recalls La traviata. Massenet handles the vicissitudes of love with enormous skill and imagination, and the solo scene for Fanny in the last act may be compared with Charlotte’s great monologue in Werther. Sapho is certainly one of Massenet’s finest works." Hugh Macdonald et al in Grove onlineThe poster depicts the singer Emma Calvé in the lead role of Fanny Legrand in the premiere of the opera in Paris at the Opéra Comique on November 27, 1897. Reproduced in Schneider: Massenet, p. 209. Not in Broido. Original large lithographic poster in colours by Pal, signed in the stone and with the mark of the Pal studio to lower left. 129 x 98 cms. (51.5" x 39"). Laid down to board; slightly worn at edges. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Three Years in Western China: A Narrative of Three Journeys in Ssu-Ch'uan, Kuei-how, and Yun-nan

      White Lotus, London 1897 - Three Years in Western China: A Narrative of Three Journeys in Ssu-Ch'uan, Kuei-how, and Yun-nan [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER

      London & New York: John Lane The Bodley Head. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. at the Ballantyne Press, 1897. First Le Gallienne Edition. Fine. First Le Gallienne Edition. [i-viii], ix-lxxxiv, [4], [1-2], 3-427, [428], [14]. Frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton. Finely printed and illustrated throughout, the title page in red and black. Bound by Ramage, London in quarter brown morocco with green cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and with panel ornaments of stylized initials, fish and flies. With the bookseller's ticket of Chas. J' Sawyer Ltd., London. "This edition is a reprint of the fifth edition of 1676... with a modernized spelling in a completely new setting." (Coigney 182); Horne 177.

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        Lou Pouèmo dou Rose - Le poème du Rhône - en XII chants

      - Paris, Lemerre, 1897. In-12, 350p. Edition originale rare ENRICHIE d'un exceptionnel envoi à José-Maria de Hérédia: ""à J.M. de Hérédia / au très pur et très haut / statuaire des Trophées / hommage de son dévoué / F. Mistral / 1897"" Reliure modeste demi-toile rouge moderne, couverture conservées, exemplaire rogné, rousseurs sur les 2 premiers et 2 derniers feuillets (dont celui de la dédicace). Edition rare, surtout avec un si bel envoi. UNIQUE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Plume issues 197-202;

      La Plume Paris 1st July 1897-15th September 1897. - all issues containing a fascicule on Mucha and his work. There were 6 fascicules altogether on his work; numerous black & white illustrations, c.32 pages each issue, printed on japon, 260 x 185mm; colour wrappers by Mucha; This is the deluxe issue printed on japon. There was a loose supplementary plate given with each of the deluxe issues, but only 2 of the 6 are present, an autotype by Joseph Sattler & a woodengraving by Pierre-Eugene Vibert. A few short tears in the top edge of the first & last issues otherwise fine condition. The printing of the covers on japon is much better than the ordinary edition - the deluxe issue cost 5 times the price of the paper issue. (with PICTURE) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Drei Monate am Libanon, german book, edited 1876

      Fraas Oscar, 1824-1897 - Drei Monate am Libanon, Fraas Oscar, anno 1876 Drei Monate am Libanon, german book, edited 1876 Oscar Fraas reiste erstmals 1864/65 in den Orient und bereiste Ägypten und Palästina bevor er nicht ganz ein Jahrzehnt später, auf Bitten des syrischen Gouveneurs, 1875 den Libanon bereiste und diesen, insbesondere im Hinblick auf mögliche Bodenschätze hin, erforschte. Seltene Reisebeschreibung vom Libanon, Suttgart, Levy & Müller, 1876, 8°, 108 SS., unter Verwendung des alten Titels neu gebunden. Ausführlich siehe auch Hompage, unten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LOMA: A CITIZEN OF VENUS .

      St. Paul, Minn.: The Windsor & Lewis Publishing Co., 1897 - Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-429 [430: blank] [1]-22: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), several illustrations and diagrams in the text, original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind. First edition. "Long narrative on a cosmic germ theory of evolution. A Venusian comes to earth to educate the male fetus of an unwed mother so that the fetus will become the apostle of Venus's ideal culture. On Venus clothes are considered ugly and unsanitary, all human faculties are developed and 'balanced,' and social status is determined by a network of interpersonal relations among strangers, acquaintances, associates, brothers, sisters, lovers, and consorts -- the more of the latter three, the higher the status." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, pp. 202-03. "Eccentric occult novel, interesting for its modern ideas." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1724. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 819. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 211. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 233. Locke, Voyages in Space 213. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1204. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 114. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Bleiler (1978), p. 210. Reginald 15497. Wright (III) 6026. Spine panel just a bit sunned, else a fine, bright copy. A lovely copy of a scarce book. (#148839) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'impôt dans les diverses civilisations, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, L. Larose & Guillaumin 1897 - Two volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. xxxii, 429; 429-817, (2) appendix, errata. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spines with raised bands and gilt labels, marbled endpapers. In a very good condition. Excellent set. ~ First edition, first series. Rare. Ernest Fournier de Flaix (1824-1904). Previously the property of the law office of C. A. van der Beek, with nicely illustrated bookplate to each volume.

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        The International Studio, An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art, Volumes 1-99 (1897-1931)

      New York: International Studio. (1897-1931). First. Magazine. 83 bound volumes (the first 32 are bound 2 in 1), with the original wrappers bound in. Quartos. Illustrated with photographs and color plates. A consecutive run of the first 411 monthly issues of The International Studio, an important early magazine of the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movements. The first nine issues feature six different covers designed by Will Bradley, America's best Art Nouveau illustrator and artist. Other artists who first gained international acclaim in this long run are Peter Behrens and other leading figures of the Darmstadt Artists' Colony; Josef Hoffmann and Charles Rennie Mackintosh (both architects and designers); the Hungarian portrait painter Philip de Laszlo; and the English modernist scenic designer Edward Gordon Craig. Volumes 1-28 are bound in full cloth, 29-46 in half calf, and 47-99 in full cloth. An ex-library set with an ink stamp or bookplate on the front pastedowns, volumes 1-50 (1897-1913) also have a perforated stamp on most title pages and many plates. Most volumes in half calf have worn or missing spine backs with split joints or detached boards, else overall a good sound set. Further details available upon request. .

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        100 Jahre im Dienste der Kunst. Erinnerungsgabe der Firma O. Felsing aus Anlass des hundertjährigen Bestehens der Kupferdruckerei. Berlin, Felsing, 1897. 5 Bll., 163 S., 1 Bl. Mit 18 (davon 9 ganzseitige) Orig.-Radierungen u. zahlr. Abb. u. Faks. 4°. Etw. spät. Hlwd. mit goldgepr. RTit. (leicht berieben).

       1897 Söhn HDOG 704.- LGB II, 567.- Erste u. einzige Ausgabe. - Exemplar der kleinen Ausgabe mit den Familienbildnissen (vgl. S. 161). - Die Festschrift enthält Originalgraphiken von Heinrich Vogeler (Die sieben Raben. 1895. Rief 15 c), Fritz Mackensen (Aus der Heide), Ludwig von Kalckreuth (Sturzacker) u.a. sowie Reproduktionsstiche nach alten Meistern sowie Abdrucke alter Orig.-Platten u.v.m.- Umfangreiche Firmendokumentation der lange Zeit führenden Kupferdruckerei Deutschlands.- Original-Broschurdeckel mit eingebunden.- Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS.

      London: Methuen & Co.,. 1897. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed.. 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). 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.

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        Following the Equator

      The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Connecticut 1897 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with signature mark "11" on page 161. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. We buy Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE. EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS COLONEL CLAY

      Grant Richards, 1897., 1897. First edition. First printing. 8vo. Original dark green cloth with gold gilt titles and illustration to front cover and spine, illustrated, top edges gilt. Minor rubbing to the spine ends and corners, else very good in pictorial gilt stamped front cover. Queen's Quorum 21 says, "The "illustrious" Colonel Clay has been shamefully neglected. The Adam of yeggmen preceded the infinitely celebrated Raffles by two years...long enough to entitle the Colonel to top honors as the first great short-story thief on the criminal literary scene. The rare first edition of his fancy filching and fleecing shows an illustration in gold-leaf, on the front cover, of a Pied Piper followed not by children but by winged money-bags." A superb copy of a rare book.

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        Impressions of Theophrastus Such Hand-Written Signed Letter

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1897 - "Impressions of Theophrastus Such" by George Eliot. First American edition. Affixed on the front leaf is a letter, hand-written and signed by George Eliot with the name Mary Ann Lewes, her birth name and the last name of her partner. It thanks Harper Bros. for their advance of £50 for Theophrastus Such. It is dated June of 1879 on Eliot's letterhead from The Heights. Lewes is the surname of George Henry Lewes, Eliot's long-time life partner. Eliot's birth name was Mary Ann Evans and in addition to using the name George Eliot, she also signed her name Mary Ann Lewes. Following the letter is the envelope it was sent in. The letter has a light crease across the middle, as it would have been folded to go into the envelope, which would have traveled from England to the US offices of Harper & Brothers in New York. Th alf-bound in black morocco over marbled boards. Gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Marbled endsheets and fore-edges of the textblock. The book is in very good minus to good pus condition. Rubbing to the boards with scuffed edges. Wear to the leather at the spine ends and hinges. Newspaper clipping stapled to the rear leaf. The textblock is gently toned but clean and bright with sound binding. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(F11-10) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dracula.

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company,, 1897. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to both boards and spine in red within a one-line red rule border, all edges untrimmed. Housed in a yellow full morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery with the titles to spine and front in red in imitation of the original. Small ownership signature and bookseller's stamp in blind to front free endpaper. Small tear to spine panel, spine mildly toned, cloth lightly cleaned, spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, hinges starting but text block sound, light foxing to fore edge. An excellent copy. First edition, first issue, with the ownership signature of Julien Green (1900?-1998) to the front free endpaper. Green was an American writer who wrote primarily in French, and was the first non-French national to be elected to the Académie Française. With the relevant issue points: printed on thicker paper stock, without the advert for The Shoulder of Shasta which appears in later impressions on the verso of the final integral leaf [392], and without the eight pages of adverts inserted in later issues. This is the combination of states found in early authorial presentation copies and review copies sent out by Constable.

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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.

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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.

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        Pageant

      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]

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