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        1897 to 1948 Inclusive - Original Wisden Hardback Run. 7/10s

      This lot is one you will not see too often. It is a complete Wisden run of Hardbacks from the second edition - 1897 all the way through until 1948. All originals, no facsimiles. It also Includes the rare war years and the very hard to find 1890s Hardbacks. incredible. The set ranges from some very good Wisdens down to good in a couple of places, a handful of the books have replacement gilt to them and a couple have restored hinges. A sentence on each book is below. Overall it is a set people can be proud of. We would also help extended this set, the owners of this site do have 1949 to 2014 available to complete all but 1 Wisden Hardback. A chance to own a near complete set of hardbacks, including 1897,1898,1899,1916,1919,1921, 1940 and 1941. In detail : The price at the end of the sentence is how we would break the set price down over the full run, as you can see the set is nicely priced. We have marked each book as a guide (average is 7.6). Any books can be upgraded overtime with us if you need the thrill of the hunt. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1897 - Original Hardback Wisden - Facsimile front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Repaired hinges. Dark Boards Fading to one edge - 6/10 - £12500 1898 - Original Hardback Wisden - Facsimile front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Other than the gilt it is very good- 8/10 - £5000 1899 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Repaired hinges. Dark Boards - 7/10 - £5000 1900 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Repaired hinges. Marks to front board and knock to rear board - 6/10 - £2500 1901 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Original spine gilt. Repaired hinges. Repair to page 3- 7/10 - £2500 1902 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Dark spine and writing on the page block but very good - 8/10 - £2000 1903 - Original Hardback Wisden - Facsimile front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Repaired hinges. Repair to title page also last 3 pages are in facsimile. - 5/10 - £1000 1904 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Original spine gilt. Repaired hinges. repair to the title page else very good - 8/10 - £1250 1905 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Staining to half of rear board - 7/10 - £1000 1906 - Original Hardback Wisden - Possible touch up to front gilt. Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Book plate removed to first page- 7/10 - £800 1907 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Dark spine otherwise very good indeed- 9/10 - £1250 1908 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Very good but corners of boards turning in- 9/10 - £1250 1909 - Original Hardback Wisden - Possible touch up to front gilt. Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Badly bumped to the top right of the book.- 6/10 - £750 1910 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Very good indeed.- 9/10 - £1250 1911 - Original Hardback Wisden - Possible touch up to front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Repaired hinges. Dark boards and corner of title page repaired. - 7/10 - £1000 1912 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Very good.- 9/10 - £1250 1913 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. A couple of lines to rear board in white and wrinkle to spine cloth in the middle.- 8/10 - £1000 1914 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Front board is dark and marked- 8/10 - £1000 1915 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Front board is dark and marked- 7/10 - £750 1916 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. light damage to penultimate page - 7/10 - £6000 1917 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. badly marked front board.- 6/10 - £2250 1918 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. faded writing to the title page - 8/10 - £3500 1919 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. wrinkling to boards and a few words to the front yellow pastedowns- 6/10 - £2500 1920 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. Very Good- 9/10 - £1250 1921 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Repaired hinges. mark to the last yellow page.- 7/10 - £1000 1922 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. dark boards and a darkness to the yellow pastedowns- 7/10 - £500 1923 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. mark to page block- 9/10 - £700 1924 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. marks to the boards and a little bit warped- 7/10 - £500 1925 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good- 9/10 - £700 1926 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. worn edges to boards else very good- 8/10 - £500 1927 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. spine marks and page block too , very good inside.- 7/10 - £400 1928 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good- 9/10 - £600 1929 - Original Hardback Wisden - Possible touch up to front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Repaired hinges. repair to spine cloth, badly marked boards, repair to title page- 5/10 - £200 1930 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. marks to boards- 8/10 - £500 1931 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Weak hinges. dark front board and spine cloth fading, - 7/10 - £400 1932 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good, Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. dark front board and spine cloth fading, - 8/10 - £500 1933 - Original Hardback Wisden - Facsimile front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. fading to side of the boards else very nice for a 33- 7/10 - £400 1934 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good (for year), Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good for the year- 8/10 - £500 1935 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good for the year- 8/10 - £500 1936 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good for the year- 8/10 - £500 1937 - Original Hardback Wisden - Fading front gilt. Faded spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good for the year- 8/10 - £500 1938 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Very good (for year), Original spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. excellent for the year- 9/10 - £600 1939 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good for the year- 8/10 - £500 1940 - Original Hardback Wisden - Facsimile front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Repaired hinges. very good- 7/10 - £750 1941 - Original Hardback Wisden - Fading Slightly to front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Weak hinges. slight darkness to the boards- 7/10 - £1000 1942 - Original Hardback Wisden - Facsimile front gilt. Facsimile spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good- 8/10 - £750 1943 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. name to page 3 else very good- 9/10 - £500 1944 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good- 9/10 - £500 1945 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good- 9/10 - £500 1946 - Original Hardback Wisden - Fading Slightly to front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. poor boards- 6/10 - £100 1947 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good for the year- 8/10 - £150 1948 - Original Hardback Wisden - Original Bright front gilt. Fading to spine gilt. Very Good Original hinges. very good for the year- 8/10 - £150 We would also help arrange insurance and advise on completing the run to 1864 if required. More pictures available on request. Will only split into large chuncks as we have many duplicates - please ask. (The ones listed within this set are the best quality HB we have of each year), ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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        Gedichten. Met Voorrede van Mr. C. Vosmaer en Inleiding van Willem Kloos. (..) Vercierd door T. Nieuwenhuis.

      Amsterdam, Van Looy, 1897. Gedecoreerd linnen (batik). (2), 198 p. 2e druk. Zwevende schutbladen iets verbruind, maar een fantastisch (ongerestaureerd) exemplaar, zónder de gebruikelijke beschadigingen en/of reparaties.* Eén van de fraaiste voorbeelden van Nederlandse boekkunst rond 1900. Volgens opgave in het Nieuwsblad voor de Boekhandel bedroeg de oplage 400 exemplaren. De nieuwprijs was maar liefst tien gulden. Braches, Nieuwe Kunst Documentatie (31.05.11), 1464.1 (= 'Eerste band').

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        Captains Courageous

      MacMillan, London, 1897 A near fine first edition in a handsome custom-made collector's clamshell case.

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        Napoleon's Opera Glass, an Histrionic Study

      London: Mathews, 1897. First edition. 36 extra plates, (8), 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco gilt extra by Root & Son, with bee and eagle tools on boards and spine, and featuring a gilt crowned initial 'N' within a laurel wreath on the front board, with thirty-six added plates, a.e.g., in a slipcase. Includes the stamp of Boston bookseller Charles E. Lauriat. First edition. 36 extra plates, (8), 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rosen writes in his introduction that his intention in this work is "to treat of Napoleon as a theatregoer, as a critic and patron of the drama, and as a familiar of playwrights and players. I intend to show that he was himself a master actor on important occasions and an artist in histrionic effects."The extra plates in this volume include several portraits of Napoleon as well as various literary figures: Shakespeare, Voltaire, Racine, and Corneille; as well as Roman emperors, French statesmen, and Josephine.

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        Napoleon's Opera Glass, an Histrionic Study

      Mathews, London 1897 - First edition. 36 extra plates, (8), 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rosen writes in his introduction that his intention in this work is "to treat of Napoleon as a theatregoer, as a critic and patron of the drama, and as a familiar of playwrights and players. I intend to show that he was himself a master actor on important occasions and an artist in histrionic effects."The extra plates in this volume include several portraits of Napoleon as well as various literary figures: Shakespeare, Voltaire, Racine, and Corneille; as well as Roman emperors, French statesmen, and Josephine. Full red morocco gilt extra by Root & Son, with bee and eagle tools on boards and spine, and featuring a gilt crowned initial 'N' within a laurel wreath on the front board, with thirty-six added plates, a.e.g., in a slipcase. Includes the stamp of Boston bookseller Charles E. Lauriat 36 extra plates, (8), 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LA FORME DES TOURNOIS au temps du Roy Artus. Suivie de l'Armorial des Chevaliers de la TABLE RONDE.

      Caen Imprimerie Charles Valin, 1897. - Grand et fort vol. in-4, reliure d'édition, pleine toile gommée olive, dos lisse, titre en long noir, home de chevalier doré au centre du 1er plat, et d'un écu en noir sur le second, 74-[1] page, 150 planches, chacune représentant un grand blason en chromolithographie, sous serpente légendée, XVII pages de table, le tout monté sur onglets. Coiffe de tête un peu frottée, bel exemplaire. Réf. bibliographiques : Saffoy I-3167. Sommaire : Rare volume d'héraldique arthurienne, avant-propos par le comte de Blangy de la société des antiquaires de Normandie. TIRE A SEULEMENT 50 ex. sur papier Japon. Les planches sont précédées d'un petit formulaire des tournois attribué au roi René. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        KOREA & HER NEIGHBOURS: A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vic

      New York [1897], Revell.Buff cloth, very good, 488p., index,. 1 folding map, frontis, 34 b.w. photos and illustrations,. 5 appendixes, preface by Walter C. Hillier. 3rd. ed. SCARCE. THE FAMOUS NARRATIVE OF HER SOJOURN IN KOREA 1894-1897 An important primary travel source book, by the famous and celebrated British traveller. This work is based on her four visits to Korea, where she had access to high places within the Korean government and as well as in English circles. Her narrative is lucid and a colorful description of the country & people, customs, traditions, cities &c. Covered are her first impressions, the Kur-Dong, Seoul, travel on a Korean sampan, Han & Han people, natural beauty, marriage customs, inns, roads, Diamond Mountain, the impending war, Manchuria, Muk-den, Nagasaki & Vladivostok and a host of other fascinating essays. * A valuable study of late 19th century Korea and Nagasaki, covering her sojourn 1894-1897. Also a most excellent critique of the old Korean government and sympathetic to the progressive aspects of Japanese programs for Korea at this time. We have posted some color scans of this title and its variant editions to our web site, so if you are unsure which is which, please contact us. * Issue variants: This title was issued in different editions: London and New York, each being in a different binding, they were also issued in a one and two volume edition. The color of the cloth also varies. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Helen D. Jones: KOREA AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS IN WESTERN LANGUAGES, #77, p.19. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        La Radiographie appliquée à l'étude des arthropathies déformantes. Du syndrôme rhumastismal chronique déformant. (Étude clinique et anatomique, courbe uroséméiographique)

      1897 - 271 pp., 21 planches Paris, librairie J.-B. Baillière et fils. Lyon, imp. Pitrat aîné, 1897, in-8, 271 pp, 21 planches, demi chagrin marron, dos à 5 nerfs, Édition originale, rare. Figures et graphiques dans le texte. La radiographie a été découverte par Wilhelm Röntgen en 1895. L'ouvrage de François Barjon est un des premiers à traiter de la radiographie appliquée. Ex-libris du médecin Albert Carrier. Envoi de l'auteur au Dct Carrier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Official Souvenir Program of the Yale - Harvard Foot-ball Game; Cambridge, November 13, 1897; Published under the Auspices of the Yale University Foot-ball Association and Harvard University Foot-ball Association; Football

      Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son / MacDonald & Sons, 1897. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1897 Oblong pictorial cloth hardcover, 130 pp., illustrated, many old ads., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, a bit of age-toning to the pages, some age-toning and soiling to the covers, covers with minor rubbing or wear at the tips. Book housed in protective mylar. A great, very scarce item!

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        A Child-World

      The Bowen Merrill Company, Indianapolis and Kansas City 1897 - First edition, first state. Frontispiece by Will Vawter. 8vo. Inscribed by the Riley Brothers, With a Poem. Inscribed on an inserted leaf, "Mr Charles F. Clark. With compliments of Jno. A Riley" with a poem below in James' hand, beginning, "In this book of simple rhyme / Spare your scythe, old Father Time!" and inscribed, "James Whitcomb Riley. Indiannapolis, Ind., Oct. 1896." A number of presentation leaves were prepared before the book's publication, hence the early date in the inscription (cf. Russo, p. 65). BAL 16622; Russo, pp. 64-66 Original burgundy cloth gilt. Light wear to spine ends, else fine. Bookplate of Ella Mabel Clark Frontispiece by Will Vawter. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Wir gehen wählen. [1921]. [Original-Holzschnitt / original woodcut].

       Conrad Felixmüller, geboren 1897 in Dresden, gestorben 1977 in Berlin-Zehlendorf. Maler des Expressionismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Von Conrad Felixmüller signierter und mit der Widmung \"für Hermann herzlich gewidmet 1. Nov. 73 Berlin\" versehener Holzschnitt. Werkverzeichnis Söhn 245 b. Auflagendruck des Titelblattes vom Originalstock in der Zeitschrift `Die Aktion`, XI. Jahrgang, Heft 27/28 vom 9.7.21. Maße Blatt: 28,5 x 21,5 cm. Maße Platte: 13,8 x 17,0 cm. Blatt rückseitig mit geringen Montageresten, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Original woodcut, signed and dedicated by Felixmüller \"für Hermann herzlich gewidmet 1. Nov. 73 Berlin\". Measure sheet: 28,5 x 21,5 cm. Measure plate: 13,8 x 17,0 cm. Backside light traces of mounting, otherwise fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Expressionismus / expressionism; Original-Holzschnitt / original woodcut; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy; Widmungsexemplar / presentation copy

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        The Decoration of Houses

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. First edition, 1897. Large 8vo, in original full marbled boards with paper spine label, 203 pp., illustrated. A nearly fine, splendid copy, with just a touch of rubbing to spine, housed in supplied blue cloth jacket and marbled paper-covered slipcase that employs paper remarkably similar to the original binding, with black leather gilt label. A great copy of this rare book.

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        Die infantile Cerebrallähmung.

      Wien Hölder 1897 - (24,5 x 17 cm). (4 statt 6) 327 S. Mit 3 gefalteten Tabellen. Moderner Halblederband. (Nothnagel, Specielle Pathologie und Therapie). Erste Ausgabe. - "Freuds Monographie, die wohl das Gründlichste und Vollständigste darstellt, was bis heute über die zerebrale Kinderlähmung geschrieben wurde. Von der souveränen Beherrschung des gewaltigen klinischen Materials, das hier zusammengetragen und kritisch verarbeitet wurde, erhält man einen Begriff, wenn man bedenkt, daß allein das Literaturverzeichnis 14 1/2 Seiten umfaßt! . Freuds Werk stellt. eine unerreichte Glanzleistung dar, die allein schon hinreichen würde, Freuds Namen in der klinischen Neurologie einen bleibenden Platz zu sichern" (Jones, Freud I, 261). "Freud gave an excellent description of the various forms of cerebral palsy, with precise classification of the different spastic symptoms; he also mentioned the extra-pyramidal symptoms" (G/M). - Ohne Reihentitel, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - Grinstein 23; Meyer-Palmedo 29; Garrison-Morton 4708.2 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Following the Equator a Journey Around the World

      The American Publishing Co, Harford, Connecticut 1897 - Thick Octavo. First issue with title page in green and black, with the 11 on page 61. illustrated. A very nice, handsome copy bound in blue cloth, pictorial illustration of an elephant to upper board with decorations in gilt, decorative gilt spine, minor light rubbing to joints and spine ends, previous owner's names and address. Very nice. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR

      1897. A Journey around the World. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. Original blue cloth with front cover plate and gilt-decorated spine. First Edition, with the title page in what is generally considered the first state (with no mention of McClure). This was Twain's travel narrative (beginning in Vancouver and ending in Cape Town, by way of Australia and India), illustrated by eleven artists of the day, with which he had "hoped to make good the tangled finances of the ill-fated publishing firm, Charles L. Webster & Company, of which Mark himself was the company" [Johnson]. It was Twain's last travel book, and it was also the last of his books to be sold on a subscription basis.~As with most copies, the signature mark "11" is present on page 161 -- but this is not an issue point, as priority is unknown. This is an attractive, near-fine copy (the slightest of rubbing at the extremities, the usual foxing of the frontispiece tissue-guard). Blanck 3451; Johnson pp 65-68.

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

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1897. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xxiii, [5], 454pp and Volume Two - xvi, [4], 427pp, [1]. Later full morocco by Morrell, raised bands, spines in six panels, title to second panel, author and volume to third lettered direct, remaining panels with volute corner pieces, three with anchor motifs and one with a knot motif, covers with single fillet border, anchor corner pieces, with volute side pieces joined by a dotted line, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Spines slightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, minor discolouration to covers. Internally some light foxing to frontispiece of volume one, otherwise quite bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. Volume One with ten engraved plates and ten maps/plans and Volume Two with nine engraved plates and ten maps/plans (two folding). First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. 8vo.

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        British Golf Links. A Short Account of the Leading Golf Links of the United Kingdom.

      London: J.S. Virtue and Co., 1897., 1897. FIRST TRADE EDITION. Folio, pp.viii; 331; v, advertisements. Original subscription form loosely inserted. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Elegantly hand-bound in half mid green oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, over original gilt-pictorial cloth sides. A little dustiness and edge-spotting. Internally clean; a few small marks/scratches to rear cover else a fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. A major work on the leading British courses, written by the first English captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews, 'the home of golf'.

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        PAN. Dritter Jahrgang, Heft 1

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1897. Folio. Original wraps with original graphics by LEISTIKOW, WALTER ; Hofmann, Ludwig von; KRÃœGER, ALBERT; LÉVEILLÉ, ANDRÉ . Söhn, HDO: 52801- 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 MILL OF SILENCE.

      Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company, 1897 - Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-348, original pictorial olive cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. "Bernard Capes is now generally recognized as one of the masters of the Edwardian ghost story. What's not generally known is that the present title, his third novel and the first published under his own name, is a fully-fledged weird tale replete with curses, fate, prophecies, a magnificently haunted room, and a pair of ghosts, one sinister, the other kind. The atmosphere of the book is soaked in a 'high spectral gloom.' The overtly supernatural incidents are few, but to call the book's weirdness "subdued" would be grossly inaccurate. It reeks of it. Its themes are weighty and its plot construction is intricate and polished. Not the least of its virtues are stylistic. 'By lowering factory and grimy wall; by squalid streets peeled of uncleanliness in the teeth of the bitter blast; by low-browed taverns, that gushed red on us a moment and were gone, he sped on with crooked paces, and I followed.' (p. 167) The book is shot through with dozens of little touches -- gruesome ditties and feverish babblings, references to folkloristic magic and superstition -- that build up a sense of the uncanny and dreadful. A gravedigger, talking with the hero about macabre doings in the church-yard, is frightened by a wasp. 'Who ever see a pink warsp wi' a mouth like a purse and blue inside?' (p. 247) THE MILL OF SILENCE is also a full-blooded mystery yarn, delving into theft, blackmail, adultery, false imprisonment, child abandonment, murder and suicide. The tone generally is passionate, in contrast to the detached craftsmanlike manner of his later stories. The novel won second prize (in a field of 861) in a 'Stories of Mystery' contest sponsored by the CHICAGO RECORD in 1896, and was published the following year (as by "B. E. J. Capes"). It was not issued in England until 1899, when it came out as part of a series of cheap paperbacks, now very rare. The first cloth edition was produced by John Long at a still later date." - Robert Eldridge. Hubin (1994), p. 131. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy. (#130234) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        WILSON'S CLOUD CHAMBER: "Condensation of Water Vapour in the Presence of Dust-Free Air and Other Gases" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 189, pp. 265-307)

      Royal Society of London, London 1897 - Charles Thomson Rees Wilson's (1869-1959) paper describing the first cloud chamber. xv, 311 pp. Folio. Burgundy publisher's binding with gold embossed titling to spine. Numerous plates illustrate the articles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FARTHEST NORTH

      1897 - Nansen, Fridtjof. FARTHEST NORTH. Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship Fram, 1893-96, and of fifteen months sleigh journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen, with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram. Archibald Constable and Company, London, 1897, 1st U.K. edition. "About one hundred and twenty full page and numerous text illustrations, sixteen coloured plates in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures and maps." Two volumes octavo, original green combed cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, gilt pictorial vignettes "The Fram" to volume I, and "Northwards through the Drift Snow" to volume II - to the upper boards. 4 folding coloured maps, 2 at the rear of each volume. Considered one of the primary explorations in Polar history, Nansen's classic voyage in the Fram, attained point closest to the North Pole at the time, made major explorations by sledge, and conducted scientific discovery. "Narrative of the First Fram Expedition, 1893-1896, led by Nansen, with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). SIGNED by Fridtjof Nansen and Inscribed to Sir Clements Markham (father of British Polar Exploration). Volume II spine damage professionally repaired, attractive set, with some marks and indentations on the boards, bumped corners, otherwise crisp clean copy, internally sound. Decorative Boards, VG+. NZ$3,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA

      1897 - A Tale of the Forecastle. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. Original pictorial light blue-grey mottled cloth. First Edition, first issue, of the tale subsequently published as THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." Conrad wrote this story with the "Nigger" title, but consented to change the title for the American edition (which preceded the English); the publisher's argument was not that the "Nigger" title might be offensive, but rather that the white American book-buying public would not buy the book if they knew it was about a black man. Nonetheless, the original title was restored for all subsequent editions, making this variant-titled edition one of the more sought-after of Conrad's works.~In late 1897, Dodd Mead had a first edition of 1000 copies printed;~because the book was scheduled for publication late in the fall season, the printers were instructed to print both 1897 and 1898 title pages. The number printed with each date is not recorded. It was re-introduced in the spring and listed in Publisher's Weekly on March 12th among the spring publications. Copies of the spring issue were supplied with the 1898 title page [Cagle].~This copy is from the first issue, with an 1897 title page. It is in near-fine condition (minor cracking of the front endpaper, which also has a partially-erased inscription). This is an increasingly-difficult book to find in collectible condition. Cagle A3b. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Having learned just three days earlier that the Jewish community in Munich did not want his first international Jewish congress to be held in Munich as he had just announced in his new weekly Zionist newspaper, ?Die Welt,? Theodor Herzl thanks his correspondent for asking him to serve as a prize judge, hoping that it will not take too much time because he is ?very busy? ? three days later he relocated the First Jewish Congress to Basle, Switzerland.

      Vienna, June 14, 1897. 5.75" x 7.75". "Autograph Letter Signed ?Th Herzl,? one page, 5.75? x 7.75?. Vienna, June 14, 1897. On laid paper, imprinted letterhead of the ?New Free Press.? In German, not translated. Triangular portion in seemingly blank upper right cut away. Partial split at right edge of mid-horizontal fold strengthened on verso with archival tape. Fine condition. In full, ?Das mir freundlicht augetragens Preisrichteramt nehme ich mit besten danke an und hoffe mir, dass es mich nicht zu sehr in Ansprich nehmen wird, da ich ohnehin stark beschäftigt bin.? In 1891, Theodor Herzl was appointed the Paris correspondent for the influential liberal Viennese paper ?Neue Freie Presse.?The anti-Semitism he witnessed in Paris inspired him to write a play, ?The New Ghetto,? in October 1894. The main character is a Jewish lawyer who urges Jews to free themselves from their spiritual ghettos. On October 15, 1894, Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French military, was accused of treason. His court martial trial began in Paris on December 19, 1894. Only journalists who had received special permits and witnesses in the case were admitted to the court. As a representative of ?Neue Freie Presse,? Herzl attended the trial. On December 22, 1894, Dreyfus was found guilty of having sold plans of fortifications and other government secrets. Herzl heard the court?s presiding officer rule, ?The Court condemns Captain Alfred Dreyfus to deportation and internment for life in a fortified place and to deprivation of his military rank.? The French newspaper ?La Libre Parole? portrayed the incident as further evidence of Jewish treachery. The verdict strengthened Herzl?s conviction that there was only one way stop the Jewish population from being subjected to anti-Semitism. He began writing ?The Jewish State ?" A Modern Attempt to Solve the Jewish Question.? It was published on February 14, 1896. The book became the foundation of the Zionist movement. It outlined the economic, social, and governmental structures of a proposed Jewish state, and mentioned Palestine or Argentina as its location and that the spoken language would be German. Before its translation into Hebrew later that year, Herzl removed Argentina as an option and said Hebrew, not German, would be the dominant language. Herzl?s next step was to found his own newspaper and to organize a meeting of Jews from all over the world to hear his plans. On Friday, June 4, 1897, just ten days before he wrote this letter, Herzl published in Vienna the first issue of his new weekly periodical, ?Die Welt? (?The World?). In ?Die Welt? he publicized the convening of a Zionist Congress to be held in Munich. On June 11th, Munich?s Jewish community protested holding the meeting in their city. Three days later, Herzl wrote this letter advising the recipient that he is ?very busy.? On June 17th, he announced the congress would be held in Basle, Switzerland, publicizing the change in the third issue of ?Die Welt.? The First Zionist Congress was held in Basle, August 29-31, 1897. The entrance to the congress hall was decorated with a blue and white flag bearing the Star of David. Over 200 different groups from 16 countries arrived in Basle. Chaired by Herzl, the Congress adopted the program of the Zionist movement (the Basle Program) and declared, ?Zionism seeks to establish a home for the Jewish people in Palestine secured under public law.? In his diary, Herzl wrote, ?In Basle I founded the Jewish state...Maybe in five years, certainly in fifty, everyone will realize it.? The Jewish state, Israel, was founded on May 14, 1948, 50 years 8 months 15 days after Herzl convened the First Zionist Congress in Basle!"

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        Winzerhaus ('Project zu einem Winzerhaus nebst Kelterei und Keller für den Hönninger-Ariendorfer Winzer-Verein. - Neuwied den 10 März 1897. Der Kreisbaumeister. Ley.').

      - Lithographie auf blauem Papier gedruckt, dat. 1897, 45 x 65,5 Zeigt 5 Ansichten des Winzerhauses: Ansicht, Grundriss des Erdgeschosses, Grundriß des Kellers und 2 Querschnitte. - Sehr selten! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Decoration of Houses.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, , 1897. Square octavo. Original marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine label, top edge green, other untrimmed. Housed in a custom-made red cloth solander box. Decorative title page (with tissue-guard), 56 monochrome plates. Ownership inscriptions of "Grizel Boude 1935" and "Aurora Carlier Christmas 1960". Spine sunned and a little rubbed, old pale dampstain at head of covers and a number of gatherings. First edition, first printing, in Garrison's Binding B ("priority undetermined"). Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Vernon Lee from Edith Wharton January 1898". An important association copy: the recipient is the art historian Violet Paget (1856-1935) who wrote under the pseudonym of Vernon Lee. "Wharton made few friendships with other women writers, and Vernon Lee, brilliant, loquacious, difficult, eccentric and mannish (she wore 'the style preferred by intellectual lesbians - a man's shirt, foulard and velvet jacket over a long skirt'), was not to be a lifelong friend. But just when Wharton needed it, she was a perfect guide to Italy and an inspiring intellectual example... Wharton often told Vernon Lee what an important guide she was to her" (Hermione Lee, Edith Wharton, 2013, p. 97). Wharton's Italian Villas and their Gardens (1904) was dedicated to Vernon Lee. Hermione Lee comments that The Decoration of Houses, Wharton's second book, following the unprocurable Verses of 1878, "sold well, was reprinted, and had a marked influence on house-design in America" (Chapter 5).

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        Domestic Architecture

      Atlanta: W. T. Downing, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Quarto. 155pp. Illustrated with 59 tissue guarded plates and 11 floor plans. Plans and advertisements are from pages 133 to 155. Green cloth hardcover with gilt decorated border around title on front cover. Light soiling to green cloth covers. Light scattered foxing and brown spots to end sheets. One photograph has light soil on the right side margin. W. T. Downing writes in his introduction "the illustrations contained in this book are selected from buildings designed by me within the past few years. They serve to show the style and character of work that has been done in the best residences of this section." Illustrations of Atlanta homes include Inman, Mrs. Henry W Grady, Dr. A. W. Calhoun, Judge Samuel Lumpkin, and several other prominent Atlanta residents. The frontis is a photograph of the Fine Arts Building facade used during the 1896 Atlanta Cotton States Exposition. Elizabeth Lyon's catalog "Atlanta Architecture. The Victorian Heritage: 1837-1918" prepared for an Exhibit at the Atlanta Historical Society in 1976 has a brief biographical profile on W. T. Downing (!865-1918). She states about Downing, "Though some public buildings are among his works, the most impressive bulk of his production took form of houses for affluent Atlantans in which the interiors were elaborately detailed.

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        Chasses et explorations dans la région des Pamirs. SIGNED COPY.

      Paris, Challamel, 1897, - in-8vo, 257 p. ill. + une carte, pt. tampon de légat ?Guggisberg? sur garde, avec envoi ms. de l?auteur ?Très respectueux hommage de l?auteur à Mlle Hiu (?) Getty (signé:) Ed. de Poncins 10 mai 1909? reliure en demi-cuir, dos richement orné or, plats couverts de papier au motifs chinois. Bel exemplaire. / Fine copy. Ce voyage a valu à l?auteur la grande médaille d?argent de la Société de Géographie. Avec à la fin la liste des plantes récoltées par l?auteur dans la région des Pamirs.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [An Original Sketch Book with Fifteen Original Drawings including Twelve Watercolors]

      1897. A Superb Original Album of Kate Greenaway WatercolorsGREENAWAY, Kate, artist. [An Original Album with Fifteen Original Drawings including Twelve Watercolors]. Cromer [Norfolk], August 7th, 1897. Inscribed on front paste-down "To Mrs. Armytage / from Kate Greenaway / Aug 7 1897 / Cromer."Small oblong quarto (5 7/16 x 9 inches; 138 x 228 mm.). Twelve fine pen, ink and watercolor drawings, all signed with initials, and three fine pen and ink drawings, one of which is signed with initials. Original black faux alligator sketch book, front cover with "Sketch Book" stamped in gilt. Neat repair to spine edge of front cover and front paste-down. Housed in a felt-lined half dark blue morocco clamshell case.Contents:1. 'Girl in red dress with muff' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches; 92 x 57 mm.)2. 'Two little girls sitting amongst the flowers - pen & ink drawing (1 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 41 x 123 mm.)3. 'Girl in pink dress with blue bonnet' pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 1/2 x 2 inches; 89 x 51 mm.) 4. 'Young girl with bonnet' - pen & ink drawing (2 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 73 x 105 mm.) 5. 'Young girl in pink dress with tan & blue bonnet' pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 3/8 x 2 inches; 85 x 51 mm.) 6. 'Young girl in blue dress with child in arms' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches; 96 x 57 mm.)7. 'Young girl with bonnet holding branch of flowers' - pen & ink drawing, signed "KG" (3 1/2 x 3 inches; 88 x 76 mm.) 8. 'Young girl in white dress in front of tree' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches; 89 x 60 mm.)9. 'Young girl and child holding flowers' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (4 x 2 1/4 inches; 102 x 58 mm.) 10. 'Young girl in lilac dress with baby and child ' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 5/8 x 2 inches; 92 x 51 mm.) 11. 'Young girl in lilac dress holding sheaf' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches; 83 x 58 mm.) 12. 'Young girl in red dress with white apron' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches; 88 x 60 mm.) 13. 'Girl in blue dress with basket of apples' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches; 86 x 60 mm.) 14. 'Young girl in green dress holding lantern' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches; 86 x 60 mm.) 15. 'Young girl in green dress holding flowers' - pen, ink & watercolor, signed "KG" (3 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches; 88 x 60 mm.)The album is inscribed to Mrs Armytage who was the widow of the English engraver, James Charles Armytage (1802-1897) who had died the previous April. She knew the Armytage's through John Ruskin - J.C. Armytage had engraved several plates for Ruskin. Newhaven Court, Cromer, Norfolk, was the seaside home of the Locker-Lampson family. Kate Greenaway had been visiting Cromer, mainly for her health since 1892. "August [1897] was again spent at Cromer, where the rain and cold kept her confined indoors for a good deal of the time. However her stay was enlivened by brief visits to some of Hannah Jane's [Locker-Lampson] fascinating neighbours. Among the staunch, wealthy local families, the Barclay's, the Hoare's, the Gurney's, there stood out a few who defied convention, like the elegant Cyril Flower, patron of Burne-Jones, who lived a perfect aesthete's life in a Lutyens-designed house, furnished in impeccable taste, at Overstrand. At Blickling there was Constance, Lady Lothian, a high-born dowager with an obsession for white. She proudly invited friends and acquaintances to visit her grounds inhabited by white cattle, white ponies, white pigeons and white peacocks. Kate was delighted with these curiosities and afterwards, in a letter to a friend in London, she noted seeing a fine collection of storks and kangaroos as well." (Rodney Engen. Kate Greenaway - A Biography, p. 198)."Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson, in the December "Century," gives a number of interesting recollections concerning Kate Greenaway, the famous artist and friend of little children. This is how Mr Locker-Lampson describes her personal appearance :— "She was a dark, quiet little woman, with a profusion of black hair curled up simply at the back, and allowed to grow in a long fringe at the front. Short sight, instead of rendering her awkward, rather heightened her charm, causing her to look up wonderingly at those with whom she spoke." Her laugh, we are told, was "simply delightful, never rising above a certain pitch, but rippling along like a brook." AT CROMER. Miss Greenaway was often at Cromer with the Locker-Lampson family :— "During morning strolls her chief pleasure consisted in watching baby boys and girls, mere bundles of tucked- up clothes, paddling in the sea ; and when such were absent, commenting on the absurd flounderings of plump old gentleman bathing. Then out would come a pencil at our request, and there would result a sketch. . . When the tide was far out, we would get her to draw fancy portraits with her umbrella on the hard, dry sand, with many regrets that the sea was soon to come up and wash them away." All poor people were a source of interest, and especially her models, who, Mr Locker-Lampson says, were oft- times taken from the gutter. HER DISLIKE OF PUBLICITY. Only on rare occasions did Miss Greenaway speak of her talent, "looking upon it as a gift of God for which all praise to her was unseemly":— "Miss Greenaway ignored posterity. All personal publicity, all spirit of rivalry, were at variance with her instincts. She wished to move along in darkness, and revolted at the shameless 'scramble and lottery for fame of the present day,' soliciting only the modest esteem of her friends. She had no desire to buttonhole the world or confide in the public, but was content to take the arm of a chosen few for a while." She was once asked if she was ever interviewed. "No," she replied ; "I hate interviewing. If the papers must talk about me, let them do so when I am dead." (Oliver Locker-Lampson, Kate Greenaway. Some Recollections).

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        Materialien der Literatur- und Kunstgesellschaft \"PAN\". Aus dem Nachlass von Hugo und Rudolf Greinz.

      Linz - Innsbruck, -, 1897 - 1900. Bei den Materialien handelt es sich offensichtlich um Papiere aus der Gründerzeit der Literatur- und Kunstgesellschaft \"PAN\" in Linz und in Innsbruck. Die Gründung wurde circa 1897 anvisiert, sodann 1898 realisiert. In diesem Konvulut, aufbewahrt in einer Kladde, überschrieben mit PAN, enthält neben 13 Berichten über die Gründung des Vereins in damaligen Tageszeitungen (z. Teil sehr ausführlich) auch die handschriftlichen Notizen (zum Teil in Stenographie) über die zukünftigen Mitglieder, weiters die gedruckten Statuten von Innsbruck und Linz, daneben Einladungen zu Festivitäten und die Kassagebarung, dann Grußbotschaften, Kartengrüße, Briefe und erste Rezensionen (Seebach). Der handschriftliche Teil besteht aus circa 46 Blatt und bezieht sich nur auf den Verein \"PAN\". Diese Materialien sind unerschlossen und stellen ein wichtiges Bindeglied der literarischen Vernetzung in Österreich dar, deren Bedeutung sich rund um die Zeitschrift \"Der Brenner\" und \"Föhn\" spiegelte. Die Namen lesen sich wie ein \"who is who\" des literarischen und künstlerischen \"Jung-Tirol\". - Unikat! Versand D: 7,00 EUR Zeitschriften

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        Farthest North. The Norwegian Polar Expeditition, 1893-1896. Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship Fra, 1893-96 and of a fifteen months' sleigh journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. About one hundred and twenty full page and numerous text illustrations. Sixteen coloured plates in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures and maps.

      Archibald Constable and Company,, Westminster, 1897 - First Edition. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. 24 cm x 16 cm. Volume I: XIII, 510 pages / Volume II: XIII, 665 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Fridtjof Nansen (10 October 1861 - 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, cross-country skiing on the island, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14' during his North Pole expedition of 1893-96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Nansen studied zoology at the Royal Frederick University in Christiania (renamed Oslo in 1925), and later worked as a curator at the Bergen Museum where his research on the central nervous system of lower marine creatures earned him a doctorate and helped establish modern theories of neurology. After 1896 his main scientific interest switched to oceanography; in the course of his research he made many scientific cruises, mainly in the North Atlantic, and contributed to the development of modern oceanographic equipment. As one of his country's leading citizens, in 1905 Nansen spoke out for the ending of Norway's union with Sweden, and was instrumental in persuading Prince Carl of Denmark to accept the throne of the newly independent Norway. Between 1906 and 1908 he served as the Norwegian representative in London, where he helped negotiate the Integrity Treaty that guaranteed Norway's independent status. In the final decade of his life, Nansen devoted himself primarily to the League of Nations, following his appointment in 1921 as the League's High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of the First World War and related conflicts. Among the initiatives he introduced was the "Nansen passport" for stateless persons, a certificate recognised by more than 50 countries. He worked on behalf of refugees until his sudden death in 1930, after which the League established the Nansen International Office for Refugees to ensure that his work continued. This office received the Nobel Peace Prize for 1938. Nansen was honoured by many nations, and his name is commemorated in numerous geographical features, particularly in the polar regions. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jugend. Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben.

      München: Verlag d. Jugend . 1930 1897 - Illustrierte OHefte, teilweise OHln. Gr.4°, ca. 4500 S., mit zahlr. teils farbigen Abb., insg. 329 Hefte, Konvolut bestehend aus 329 Heften, davon 120 Orig.-Hefte aus den Jgg. 2 - 35 (1897 - 1930) und 209 Heften in sieben Halbjahresbände der Jgg. 8 (1903; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26), 10 (1905; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26), 17 (1912; Bde. 1 und 2, Heftnr. 1 - 52), 18 (1913; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 27), 19 (1914; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26), 20 (1915, Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26) und 22 (1917; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26); Lose Einzelhefte mit illustrierten Originalumschlägen und farbigen Illustrationen - nicht eingehend kollationiert. In gut lesbarem Zustand erhalten, teilweise randrissig mit Knickfalten, Gebrauchsspuren erkennbar. Vorhanden sind Jg. 2 (1897), Heftnr. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 - 13, 47 // Jg. 8 (1903), Heftnr. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15 - 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30 - 37, 39 - 44, 46 - 52 // Jg. 9 (1904), Heftnr. 34, 39, 49, 50, 53 // Jg. 11 (1906), Heftnr. 46 // Jg. 12 (1907), Heftnr. 53 // Jg. 13 (1908), Heftnr. 40, 44 // Jg. 14 (1909), Heftnr. 10, 35 // Jg. 15 (1910), Heftnr. 7 // Jg. 16 (1911), Heftnr. 1 - 8, 11, 12, 16 - 27, 29 - 32, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 46, 48 - 52 // Jg. 18 (1913), Heftnr. 33 // Jg. 19 (1914), Heftnr. 40 // Jg. 21 (1916), Heftnr. 6, 7, 12, 14, 18, 22, 33, 35, 38, 51, 52 // Jg. 22 (1917), Heftnr. 1, 10, 32, 47, 49 // Jg. 23 (1918), Heftnr. 2, 11, 20 // Jg. 35 (1930), Heftnr. 22. Einzelhefte gegebenenfalls auf Anfrage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La feuille

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

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        THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA

      1897. A Tale of the Forecastle. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. Original pictorial light blue-grey mottled cloth. First Edition, first issue, of the tale subsequently published as THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." Conrad wrote this story with the "Nigger" title, but consented to change the title for the American edition (which preceded the English); the publisher's argument was not that the "Nigger" title might be offensive, but rather that the white American book-buying public would not buy the book if they knew it was about a black man. Nonetheless, the original title was restored for all subsequent editions, making this variant-titled edition one of the more sought-after of Conrad's works.~In late 1897, Dodd Mead had a first edition of 1000 copies printed;~because the book was scheduled for publication late in the fall season, the printers were instructed to print both 1897 and 1898 title pages. The number printed with each date is not recorded... It was re-introduced in the spring and listed in Publisher's Weekly on March 12th among the spring publications... Copies of the spring issue were supplied with the 1898 title page [Cagle].~This copy is from the first issue, with an 1897 title page. It is in near-fine condition (minor cracking of the front endpaper, which also has a partially-erased inscription). This is an increasingly-difficult book to find in collectible condition. Cagle A3b.

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        The Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe

      1897 - Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1897 [1897]. 8vo, [ii], 406 p. 3/4 red leather over marbled boards with top page ends gilt, five raised spine bands and ornate giltwork in each spine compartment with date stamped in gilt at spine heel. First edition of this benchmark Stowe biography, compiled by Stowe's friend, Annie Fields. Fields (1834-1915) used her status as wife of publisher James Thomas Fields to champion authors she knew personally, and was instrumental in shaping the literary careers of numerous 19th century female writers, including Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Freeman and Emma Lazarus. The present work traces Stowe¿s ancestry and childhood, with detailed accounts of her life in Litchfield, Hartford, Boston and Cincinnati, as well as her marriage, life during war, and with a chapter devoted to the Key to Uncle Tom¿s Cabin. LARGE PAPER EDITION, one of 250 copies, this being copy #107. WITH TWO SIGNED HANDWRITTEN LETTERS BY STOWE TIPPED IN. The first, an undated single fold letter on foolscap, written from 106 Boylston St (Saturday Morning) to a Mr Osgood: "I enclose to you this -- appeal. It is in the direct line of what I am saying to you about making a market for our books in the South.-- (Illegible) with me in furnishing to this library my books. I wrote to you a few years ago enquiring if you had received the Uncle Toms from Hartford. Also-have you sent me my documents. I have heard nothing from you since the day of your interview, Yours Truly, H B Stowe" The second letter is from Hartford, CT, dated Oct 1, 1887, to a Mr Allen: "I have read with great interest your 'Mary, The Queen of the House of David', pencil in hand, and the marks left in the margins show that I have read with interest and discrimination. I should have written before but wished to read slowly. (Illegible) I now thank you for this copy you gave me. Yours Truly, HB Stowe". Minor chipping to leather along both spine joints, minor pitting and scuffing to leather along lower edge of rear board and bottom board edges, light wear to corners. Small discreet blindstamp (Broad Oak, Dedham Massachusetts) to fep, front fly and top of title page, with some faint toning to text block, but an attractive copy of a very scarce and desirable edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat [Complete] Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing

      London John Lane - The Bodley Head 1897. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Fine binding rebind with marbled endpapers. Teg. Some off-setting to title pagefrom adhjacent frontis-portrait of Walton Reprint Green hardback half-leather cover 240mm x 190mm (9" x 7"). lxxxiv, 428pp. Illustrated with full-page b/w plates and b/w illustrations within the text. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. First printing of this edition. The text of the edition is a reprint of the fifth [the last to receive Walton's own revision], with which it has been carefully collated. The spelling has been modernised. The appendix includes the bibliography of 'The Compleat Angler'. from 1653 to 1897. There is also a section entitled 'The Angler's Calendar' compiled by Hi Regan.

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        Woman's Medical College Of Pennsylvania: An Historical Outline

      Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1897. First Edition. 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 .

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Fünfte (5.) gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. 17 Bände.

      Leipzig. Bibliographisches Institut., 1897. Neuer Abdruck. - 10.500 Abb im Text,1088 Bildtafeln,Karten und Pläne. Orginal-Halbleder mit wunderschöner, reichhaltiger,Vergoldung.Seidenhemdchen vorhanden. Vom Buchbinder restauriert. F308 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 22000 Gr.-8°, 17,00 - 25 cm, braun, Goldprägung. 2- Rsch.Eckenverst.Zustand (2-) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEuvres. Texte revisé et préface par J. de Marthold. Avec 90 Illustr. de A(lbert) ROBIDA en deux teintes.[Avec une suite des tirages à part du trait]

      Paris, Conquet 1897. - Arnold, Malerbuch 2944; Carteret IV, 401; Thieme-B. XXXVIII/433.- Nr. 87 v. 150 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf "Chine fort", (Gesamtaufl. 359).- Neben den blaugrau kolorierten Illustrationen ist dem Werk eine separate Suite unkolorierter Abbildungen beigebunden.- Umschlag, Vortitel u. Titelbl. gestempelt "Geheime Staatspolizei / Staatspolizeileitstelle Wien". Kl.-4°. XXXIV S., 2 Bl., 339 S. [90]Bl. Handgebundener Halbfranzband mit eingeb. Orig.-Umschlag, dieser mehrfarbig handkoloriert. Rückengoldpräg., Rücken m. kleinen Läsuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ashantee.

       Bln., S. Fischer 1897. 4 Bll., 204 S. Ln. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Der seltene illustr. Orig.-Umschlag (Vorder- u. Rückendeckel) sind miteingebunden. - (Collection Fischer, 2) EA.W.- G.² 2; Giebisch-G. 78; Kat. \"Jugend in Wien\", Marbach 299 - Erste Ausgabe von Altenbergs zweiter Buchveröffentlichung. Der Band ist benannt nach einem \"Negerdorf\" (Ashanti), das im Wiener Prater längere Zeit mit \"lebendem Inventar\" zur Besichtigung aufgestellt worden war. Eines der Themen des Buches ist die Verherrlichung der Freiheit, die der Naturmensch genießt, den Altenberg oftmals, ihn in bewußten Gegensatz zur Gesellschaft und ihren traditionellen Formen stellend, dominieren läßt. Altenberg faßt sich als Mittler zwischen den Kulturen auf, als eine Art Katalysator der Verständigung, die ihm, nicht zuletzt durch das Erlebnis des Eros mit den schwarzen Schönen, bereits zur Selbstverständlichkeit geworden ist. Darüber hinaus will er die Sitten der Ashanti zeigen, die ihm entgegen der Zeitmeinung moralischer, weil ursprünglicher und unverfälschter erscheinen, als die der zivilisierten Gesellschaft (C. Schaefer). Der seltene illustr. Orig.-Umschlag, der erste im S. Fischer Verlag und einer der etsten illustrierten Umschlage überhaupt zeigt zwei Ashanti-Frauen. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur

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