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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire Année complète 1897 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bureaux de la Revue, 1897. Fine. Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1897, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Originale.binding editor to bradel half dark green calico, smooth back, as part of black morocco, gilt small iron and double gold in net queue.Douze numbers from January to December 1897. conservées.Chaque number Covers Edition is illustrated with a woodcut of literary bichrome.Contributions René Boylesve, Paul Fort, Francis Jammes, Henri Ghéon, Remy de Gourmont, etc.Publication founded in 1890 by Henri Mazel, the Hermitage is a monthly magazine owned by the first wave of little magazines Symbolists. In 1895, the magazine between declining and its new director, Edouard Ducoté, uses André Gide. The editorial team is reduced to twelve regular contributors, friends Gide. After many difficulties and attempts to overhaul the editorial team (Remy de Gourmont to make a pass and will also contribute financially in 1905), the Hermitage breathed his last in 1906. The Hermitage manages to detach other important magazines of the time as the Mercure de France or La Revue blanche because it boasts eclectic and apolitical; on its cover, you can also read that it is "the only journal that deals with politics or sociology [but] which deals only with literature and art." His illustrations are small art nouveau, and, true to his state of mind symbolist, employees are more interested in poetry than novel. Tiphaine Samoyault, French literary critic, says that the Hermitage expresses a transition straddles the fin de siècle aestheticism and poetry avant-garde of the 1910s. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline verte foncée, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue. Douze numéros de janvier à décembre 1897. Couvertures conservées. Chaque numéro est illustré d'une xylographie bichrome. Contributions littéraires de René Boylesve, Paul Fort, Francis Jammes, Henri Ghéon, Remy de Gourmont, etc. Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910.

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        Galesburg Sketches

      Galesburg, Illinois: (The Wagoner-Mehler Co.). Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1897. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Publisher's original illustrated brown-paper-covered boards, floral endpapers, with pieces of the publisher's printed dust-wrapper laid in; pp. 76, [1], frontis portrait, illustrated throughout; with a laid-in prospectus for a future work by the author. "Contributor's edition," #66 of an edition limited to 250 copies. Spine head chipped, tail with a neat tear, hinges starting, dated (1897) gift inscription to the ffep; jacket in 5 pieces (front and rear panel, pieces of the flaps, lacking the spine) laid in, with loss to all parts. .

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        Gesammelte Werke. Komplett in 34 Bänden. Bde. 1-2: Eine aegyptische ( ägyptische ) Königstochter. Bde. 3-5: Uarda. Bd. 6: Homo sum. Bd. 7: Die Frau Bürgermeisterin. Bd. 8: Die Schwestern. Bd. 9: Ein Wort. Bd. 10: Serapis. Bde. 11-13: Der Kaiser. Bde. 14-15: Die Gred. Roman aud dem alten Nürnberg. Bde. 16-18: Die Nilbraut. Bd. 19: Josua. Eine Erzählung aus biblischer Zeit. Bd. 20: Eine Frage. Idyll zu einem Gemälde seines Freundes Alma Tadema; Elifen. Ein Wüstentraum. Bd. 21: Drei Märchen für alt und jung. Bde. 22-24: Per aspera. Bd. 25: Die Geschichte meines Lebens. Bde. 26-27: Kleopatra. Bde. 28-29: Im Schmiedefeuer. Roman aus dem alten Nürnberg. Bd. 30: Im blauen Hecht. Roman; Die Unersetzlichen. Ein Märchen. Bde. 31-32: Barbara Blomberg.

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1893 - 1897. - Lit 18,5 x 12,5 cm (8°.) Vierunddreißg uniforme braune Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Deckel- und Rückentiteln sowie schönen reichhaltigen Verzierungen, Lesebändchen. Floral verzierte Vorsatzblätter. Außen und innen sauber und fest. Gut erhaltene, schöne und dekorative Reihe. Gutes Exemplar. 6800

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        Le Petit Journal Supplément illustré 1897 - 1898 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: LE PETIT JOURNAL, 1897. Fine. LE PETIT JOURNAL, Paris 1897 - 1898, relié. - First Edition. Two full years 1897 and 1898 and a number of the Petit Parisien of December 25, 1898 in fine. Half black vintage sheepskin. Smooth spine tooled with fillets. Some scuffs. Rubbed Caps. Déreliés few pages. Good copy. Each issue is illustrated in color on the first and last page and consists of eight pages. Le Petit Journal is a Parisian newspaper, founded by Moses Millaud Polidoro, which appeared from 1863 to 1944 on the eve of the 1914-18 war, it is one of the four largest French daily prewar with Le Petit Parisien, Le Matin and Le Journal. It takes a million copies in 1890, in full Boulanger crisis. Several issues are devoted to the Dreyfus case and what was called The case Zola; the director of the Petit Journal Zola was indeed a scapegoat and campaigned for the army. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Deux années complètes 1897 et 1898 et un numéro du Petit Parisien du 25 décembre 1898 in fine. Demi basane noire d'époque. Dos lisse orné de filets. Quelques épidermures. Coiffes frottées. Quelques feuillets déreliés. Bon exemplaire. Chaque numéro est illustré en couleurs sur la première et dernière page et se compose de huit pages. Le Petit Journal est un quotidien parisien, fondé par Moïse Polydore Millaud, qui a paru de 1863 à 1944. À la veille de la guerre de 1914-18, c'est l'un des quatre plus grands quotidiens français d'avant-guerre, avec Le Petit Parisien, Le Matin, et Le Journal. Il tire à un million d'exemplaires en 1890, en pleine crise boulangiste. Plusieurs numéros sont consacrés à l'affaire dreyfus et à ce qui fut appelé L'affaire Zola ; le directeur du Petit Journal fit en effet de Zola un bouc émissaire et mena une campagne pour l'armée.

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        Autograph Journal signed ("Idethia Nylyes"), of her 1887 tour of the West

      Cambridge, Mass, 1897. 99 pp.in pencil on versos and rectos of ruled note paper. 1 vols. 8vo. Red straight-grained morocco with gilt-stamped "Record" on spine. Author's pencilled inscription on flyleaf; "Idethia Nylyes / Cambridge / Mass", along with several other notes. 99 pp.in pencil on versos and rectos of ruled note paper. 1 vols. 8vo. Young Woman's Tour of the West, 1887. The journal of a young Boston woman's travels out West in 1887. Her itinerary takes her through Port Huron, Chicago, Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan; then the via train through Kansas, across the Rockies, through the Southwest, Santa Fe, Arizona ('saw many horrible Indians"), crossed the Colorado River (the bridge was proniunced unsafe by Mr. Aldrich"), on to Los Angeles and excursions in Southern California (including a trip to the San Gabriel Wine Co. and a tasting of their 14-year old 'Angelica'; San Francisco and the Bay area,the Stock Exchange ("I never heard such a noise. The were very excited and hollering to the top of their voices"), Chinatown, a visit to an Opium Den, the theater ("there are no lady actors they are all men"); on the Portland, Oregon, Mt. Hood, the Dalles, Mt. Tacoma, etc. Perhaps the high point of the diary comes with a lengthy visit to the recently established Yellowstone Park, finally to the Grand Canyon, and then back home.

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        THE ROYAL NAVY. A History from the Earliest Times to the Present in 7 volumes. (compl.)

      London Sampson Low, Marston & Co 1897. 1897 (Vol.1)-1903 (Vol.7). 1st Edition. 7 volumes. 4to. (27x19cm). NOT exLibrary NOT rebacked NOT hand-stamped. Profusely illustrated. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt medallion on front cover, top edge gilt, thirty-five photogravures and hundreds of full page and other illustrations, maps, charts, and tables. Vol I, xxiv, 699 pp; Vol II, xiv, 593 pp; Vol III, xix, 609 pp; Vol IV, xiv, 624 pp; Vol V, xii, 623 pp; Vol VI, xvi, 592 pp; Vol VII, xvi, 627 pp. +++ Spines bumped at both ends, very slight shelf wear on bottom of pages, small owner's sticker 1 1/2 by 1 inch of 1911. Outside: very few small signs of wear. Inside: No marks, pages bright and clean, no foxing A most satisfactory copy. Extra postage at cost will be required, each vol. weighs about 2,5 kg, altogether about 18 kg, mailing costs from Germany to the UK will be EUR 32. +++ More photos and information available from: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde Ohne Schutzumschlag Hardcover Buch. Sehr gut

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        The One-Eyed Griffin and other Fairy Stories, etc

      Frederick Warne and Co, 1897. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; 1924 printing : front endpaper removed. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The Excellent Narration of the Marriage of Cupide and Psyches .. translated out of Latine into English by William Adlington

      London: Hacon & Ricketts, 1897. First edition. Limited edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). pp.57. Printed in red and black. Woodcuts by Charles S. Ricketts. Publisher's cream cloth gilt, darkened to spine, boards a little marked and a trifle soiled, slight spine lean. Free endpapers browned. Various dealers' pencil marks to front pastedown and ffep. Tiny spot to title page, off-set. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. An edition limited to 210 copies. A Very Good copy We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Manuscript - "Towards Lhassa. Adventures and Perils in the Land of the Lamas"

      Tibet, 1897. Tibet, 1897. "Towards Lhasaa. Adventures and Perils in the Land of the Lamas." Arnold Savage Landor's preliminary working manuscript, pre-dating the publication of his book, being his recollections compiled immediately upon his release from captivity by the Tibetan ruler, and providing a unique and subtle admission of compassion, empathy and humility, ultimately redeeming the explorer of his critics' commonly harsh character assessment. 8vo. 70 page typescript, with illustrations by the author, fastened with a brass brad. Single leafs measuring approximately 20 x 26 cm, typed rectos only, numbered to bottom margin. Together with an earlier manuscript signed letter by Landor written whilst in Boston January 1889 during his tour of the world, and dealing with a sketch made by Landor. First and last page of manuscript detached and chipped at extremities, otherwise in excellent condition, a singular, unembellished account which precedes the author's book. Singular and anomalous primary source account of an all but forgotten nineteenth century explorer and extreme adventurer - intrepid, resourceful, self-reliant, and perfervid in his quest to penetrate forbidden and unknown lands - this expedition seeing Savage Landor detained and tortured by Nepalese officials for attempting to reach the forbidden city of Lhasa. A resolute advocate in the old adage that an English gentleman had the right to get his throat cut wherever he liked, accompanied only by two Indian servants, Landor set out to independently infiltrate the hostile regions of Tibet in 1897. Without official support of his own government, this was an especially perilous exploit. Fearing her covetous neighbors in British-occupied India and Imperial China, this high Himalayan country had firmly closed her borders to all foreigners. Alas, Tibetan spies roamed the hills to guard the nation; Savage Landor and his servants, whom had crossed into Tibet from Kumaon in May 1897, without permission, were imprisoned, tormented, flogged and tortured. Landor was once transported on horseback, his arms tied behind his back, and mounted on a 'torture saddle' equipped with spikes piercing and tearing his flesh to bits. His eyes were also damaged with heat of an iron paddle. The men were eventually escorted to the borderlands, and with the assistance of Doctor H. Wilson of the Methodist Evangelical Mission, and Political Peshkar Kharak Sing, returned to Europe. On 8 September 1897, after a complete medical examination taken at Taklakot (Burang Town, Purang) in Tibet, Dr. H. Wilson's issued an official "Certificate of A. Henry Savage Landor's injuries and wounds," a detailed document which corroborates Landor's account. He also examined Chanden Sing and confirmed evidence of severe flogging, etc. Copies of both reports were sent by Dr. Wilson to the Deputy Commissioner at Almora, and forwarded to the Government of India. Landor was further examined in Florence in February 1898, again confirming the permanent damage caused by his captors. "Towards Lhassa. Adventures and Perils in the Land of the Lamas" was the original intended title of Landor's most famous work, which was published as "In the Forbidden Land..." Most interestingly, some of this initial text would be modified for publication, seemingly to maintain the persona for which he was so reputed. Landor's manuscript is indicative of a more humble, certainly less vainglorious man than he is touted to have been, especially in revealing genuine instinctive humanitarian empathy for his servant. Details of scenes, encounters, and customs recounted herein, would also be substantially expanded in the book, suggesting that this is a preliminary account, embodying the author's first authoritative recollections and sentiments. As enigmatic as Landor himself, this document essentially alters the long-standing stoic image of historically significant explorer. Excerpts from Landor's manuscript: "Suddenly I felt myself seized from behind by several pairs of rough hands. They grabbed me by the neck, arms, wrists, and legs, and in a trice I was thrown on to my face... Ropes were thrown round my neck, legs, and body... I was indeed a prisoner." "Shouting and hissing, they dragged us prisoners to their camp, where we were separated... The bonds round my arms, wrists, chest, and neck, already cutting into my flesh, were made firmer..." "I heard Chanden Sing being interrogated in loud, angry tones, and accused of guided me into the country. Next I heard the poor fellow's moans and groans, while other sickening sounds told me only too well that the lash was being administered to him. Now a company of soldiers led and pushed me violently before a tribunal..." "A few steps to my left I beheld, flat on his face, Chanden Sing, stripped from the waist downwards... Two stalwart Lamas... still castigating him with knotted and leaded leather things. He was bleeding profusely. Each time a lash fell upon his wounded skin it seemed like a dagger piercing my heart..." "... I called aloud to my poor servant not to fear and all would be right. They would take us back to Taklakot." End excerpts. Landor's attempt to reach Lhasa and dramatic adventures in Tibet earned him instant fame, as well as a headline in the Times. Stating his personal intention as "geographical and scientific... as well as to study the manners and customs of those people," The Times reports that Landor was commissioned by the Daily Mail, "To endeavor to reach L'hassa, the capital city of Thibet, the residence of the Grand Lama, on an affluent of the river San-Poo." A valiant effort had indeed been made, and in 1905 Landor would return to Tibet and Nepal. The forbidden city of Lhasa excited an extraordinary fascination in the nineteenth century. Others from several Western countries also tried to enter around the same time, only to be turned away or killed. American diplomat and scholar of Tibetan ethnography and language, William Rockhill entered the Tibetan frontier in 1888-89. From 1891 to 1894 Grenard and Dutriel de Rhins forged their way through northern Tibet until murdered by Tibetan bandits. In 1892 Annie Taylor became the first Western woman to enter Tibet, being turned away at a distance of only three days march from Lhasa. Captain Hamilton Bower of the British Indian Army crossed Tibet from west to east in 1894. Clement St. George Littledale and his wife Teresa who were well travelled in British Central Asia made an attempt to reach Lhasa during their strenuous 14-month journey to Tibet in 1894-95. In 1898 female Dutch Canadian missionary Susie Rijnhart made a most tragic journey into the country which claimed the lives of her husband and young child. In 1901 Sven Hedin also attempted. None reached nor entered Lhasa. In 1904, the British Empire sent a military expedition led by the colonel Francis Younghusband (1863-1942) which entered Lhasa by force and imposed a treaty securing British access to Tibet. The accompanying signed letter is written by Landor in January 1889 while touring America, and references the artistic work which funded his travels around the world, "2 Walnut Str. [Boston]... Dear Mr. Ropes... Thank you very much for your kind note and cheque. I hope that you received the sketch safely... I have to stay in Boston about a week longer... [signed] A. Henry Savage Landor." The recipient may be Reuben W. Ropes, native of Salem, a New York merchant who shipped ice to England, and president of the American Seamen's Friend Society. Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924), skilled portrait painter, intrepid explorer, popular writer, inventor, and amateur anthropologist, was born and educated in Florence, then studied portrait painting in Paris. Inspired by the writings of Samuel Baker, Jules Verne and the like, in 1888 he travelled the world, earning income by painting portraits of distinguished persons along the way. With forty pounds sterling in his pocket he reached America, there he painted the portraits of President Harrison, Miss Lincoln - granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln, the celebrated American actress Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter and British actor Kyrle Bellew, among others. In 1889 he left Chicago for Vancouver, from where he made a voyage to Yokohama. From Japan he proceeded to Korea, then to the Great Wall of China, Peking, and Hankow where he met Czar Nicholas of Russia and Prince George of Greece. At Peking he met Sir Robert Hart, the English writer proficient in Chinese. In 1891 he visited Australia, where he painted a portrait of the Prime Minister of New South Wales, Sir Henry Parkes. While in Sydney, Landor also painted the portrait of African explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. In 1901 he journeyed to India from Russia, travelling on horseback through Persia. He then went to the Philippines where he met the future General Pershing and, returning to America, he convinced Theodore Roosevelt that he would greatly benefit the American Army. Landor would return fearlessly to Tibet a second time, and from there to Nepal, publishing his account in "Tibet and Nepal" (1905). He then explored regions of Africa which were then little known, and in Abyssinia he painted the portrait of the Emperor Menelik. In 1911 and 1912 he explored the Mato Grosso in Central America, where he almost perished of starvation and navigated rapids by canoe to reach the Amazon River. Published in London, 1898, by William Heinemann, Landor's full account was titled, "In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a Journey into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar, Karak Sing-Pal. Also various official documents, including the enquiry and report by J. Larkin, Appointed by the Government of India..." The following year it was published in New York by Harper & Brothers, translated into French by Henri Jacottet, published in Paris by Hachette, "Voyage d'un Anglais aux régions interdites pays sacré des Lamas," and also into German, plublished in Leipzig, "Auf Verbotenen Wegen: Reisen und Abenteuer in Tibet.". Very Good.

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        The Works. 16 volumes. The Tower of London. The Miser's Daughter. The Star-Chamber. Jack Sheppard. The Spendthrift. Mervyn Clitheroe. Boscobel. Rookwood. Ovingdean Grange. Flitch of Bacon. Lancashire Witches. Auriol. Windsor Castle. Crichton. Guy Fawkes. Old St. Paul's

      London: Routledge, 1897 or no date. Later printing.. Hardback. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.5 inches). All 16 volumes uniformly bound in blue half calf by Bickers and Son gilt decorated to spines, gilt ruled to boards. Spines faded from rich blue to a darker hue. Boards a little rubbed to edges and corners. Some rubbing to heads and tails of spines. Trifle scuffing. Some scattered spotting to textblocks. Top edges gilt. Profuse b/w illusts, many hors-texte. The Tower of London, Illustrated by George Cruikshank, 1897: pp.xiv, 543. The Miser's Daughter, etc. With illustrations by George Cruikshank, no date: pp.xi, 302. The Star-Chamber, Illustrated by Phiz, no date: pp.296. Jack Sheppard, With illustrations by George Cruikshank, no date: pp.viii, 344, dealer's marks in pencil to free endpapers. The Spendthrift, With illustrations by Hablot K. Browne, no date: pp.v, 332. Mervyn Clitheroe, With illustrations by Hablot K. Browne, no date: pp.viii, 372. Boscobel, illustrated, no date: pp.xvi, 369. Rookwood, With illustrations by George Cruikshank, and Sir John Gilbert, no date: pp.xxxviii, 338. Ovingdean Grange, illustrated by Hablot K. Browne, no date: pp.ix, 357. Flitch of Bacon, With illustrations by Sir John Gilbert, no date: pp.v, 314. Lancashire Witches, (Author's Copyright Edition), With illustrations by Sir John Gilbert, no date: pp.viii, 492. Textblocked tanned, as printed on cheap acidic paper. Auriol, (Author's Copyright Edition), With illustrations by H. K. Browne, no date: pp.vi, 246. Windsor Castle, illustrated by George Cruikshank and Tony Johannot, With designs on wood by W. Alfred Delamotte, no date: pp.x, 324. Crichton, (Author's Copyright Edition), With illustrations by H. K. Browne, no date: pp.(iv), 354. Guy Fawkes, With illustrations by George Cruikshank, no date: pp.viii, 359. Old St. Paul's, With illustrations by John Franklin and H. K. Browne, no date: pp.iv, 426. Other than faults aleady described, contents clean and bright. Bindings firm and square. A Very Good set. Extremely heavy books, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas by Parcel Force (hugely expensive). Courier in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Seconde patrie EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hetzel, 1897. Fine. Hetzel, Paris 1897, Grd. in 8 (18,5x28cm), relié. - First Edition illustrated. This title will know only second edition in 1905 (cartonnage an elephant). Sixty-eight illustrations by Georges Roux in black and white and 12 chromotypography off-text, and two maps. Cardboard editor golden globe, or said, in the world map. Plate signed Blancheland connected by Souze. Back to the lighthouse. Corners slightly bent. Small discoloration on the lower flat. light pen stroke in the cartridge. Beautiful bright well plate. Despite some flaws, fine copy, without freckles. This novel brings a sequel to 'Swiss Family Robinson' Rudolph Wyss. Travellers parties in England at the end of the novel Wyss, are abandoned by pirates on an unknown island, which will prove to be their starting point, New Switzerland. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée. Ce titre ne connaîtra qu'une seule seconde édition en 1905 (cartonnage à un éléphant). Soixante huit illustrations par Georges Roux en noir et blanc et 12 chromotypographie en hors-texte, et deux cartes. Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré, ou dit, à la mappemonde. Plaque signée Blancheland, reliée par Souze. Dos au phare. Coins légèrement pliés. Petites décolorations sur le plat inférieur. trait léger de stylo dans le cartouche. Belle plaque bien brillante. Malgré quelques défauts, bel exemplaire, sans rousseur. Ce roman apporte une suite au 'Robinson Suisse' de Rudolph Wyss. Les voyageurs partis en Angleterre à la fin du roman de Wyss, sont abandonnés par des pirates sur une ile inconnue, qui se révèlera être leur point de départ, la Nouvelle Suisse.

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        Captains Courageous

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited,, 1897. A Story of the Grand Banks. Crown octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover with gilt titles and pictorial designs, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece and 22 full-page illustrations. Frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrations by I. W. Taber. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and a little faded, spine ends and tips rubbed, sporadic faint foxing to contents. An excellent copy. First UK book edition, first impression. It was preceded by the US book edition the previous month, and was originally published in Pearson's Magazine between 1896 and 1897. Written while the newlywed Kipling was living in Vermont, Captains Courageous is Kipling's only novel set entirely in America.

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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. Slim 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. 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 many customers were disappointed so it could have been a rejected copy due to a 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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        The Pierrot of the Minute

      London: Leonard Smithers,, 1897. A Dramatic Phantasy in One Act. Large octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, decoration to boards from designs by Aubrey Beardsley, bevelled boards, gilt lettered spine and front cover, top edge gilt, title page printed in red and black. Frontispiece, initial letter, vignette and cul-de-lampe by Beardsley. Extremities lightly worn, faint tanning to frontispiece and title page. An excellent copy. First edition, one of 300 copies printed on paper, a further 30 were printed on Japanese vellum. Pierrot of the Minute brought together three of the major figures of fin de siècle London: the poet Ernest Dowson, considered by T. S. Eliot to be the most gifted and technically perfect of his age, the publisher Leonard Smithers, and the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It is one of Beardsley's last books. He described it as "delightful" and "well he might, for... in its design, paper, bindings, and, of course, with Beardsley's wonderful pictures and cover design, make it one of the finest of all the "Smithers books" (James G. Nelson, Publisher to the Decadents: Leonard Smithers in the careers of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson, 2000, p. 157). From the library of Irish American collector John Quinn (1870?-1924), with his bookplate designed by John B. Yeats to the front pastedown.

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        Hohenzollern - Jahrbuch 1897 - 1916., Forschungen und Abbildungen zur Geschichte der Hohenzollern in Brandenburg-Preußen. 18 Bände von insgesamt 20. (Ohne die Bände 5, 1901 und Band 18, 1914). Mit Beiträgen von Dr. Bailleu, Prof. Dr. Berner, Dr. Friedländer,Dr. Granier, Dr. Hintze, Dr. Koser, Dr. Krauske, Dr. Krieger, Dr. Seidel, Dr. Ubisch, Dr. Volz und anderen. (Band 4: Festausgabe zur zweihunderjährigen Jubelfeier der Preußischen Königskrone 18. Januar 1701 bis 18. Januar 1901. Band 15 Festausgabe zum zweihundertsten Geburtstage Friedrichs des Großen 24. Januar 1712 bis 24. Januar 1912.)

      Berlin und Leipzig: Verlag von Giesecke & Devrient, 1897 - 1916. - Jeder Band mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen, Plänen, Wappen, Medaillen usw., teils farbigen Vollbildern auf Tafeln, sowie teils faksimilierten Beilagen und Stammtafeln. Dem Jahrgang 17 von 1913 beigelegt ist die Inhaltsangabe und das alphabetische Namen- und Sachregister von Band 1 bis XVII, 56 Seiten. Dem Jahrgang 6 fehlt eine Beilage (Friedrich Wilhelm der Große Kurfürst von Brandenburg und seine erste Gemahlin Louise Henriette von Oranien. Nach einem Olgemälde von G. Honthorst); dem 16 Band fehlen 3 Beilagen (Friedrich der Große, 1 Portät nach Pesne und 1 von J. H. Chr. Franke; 1 Bildnis einer Sängerin von der Oper Friedrichs d. Gr. von Pesne), sonst sind alle Bände vollständig. "Das Hohenzollern-Jahrbuch , jährlich erscheinend, bildet einen Mittelpunkt für die heute überall verstreuten Forschungen über die Geschichte der Hohenzollern und ihrer Tätigkeit für den Staat.Zahlreiche Mitarbeiter von bedeutendem Ruf unterstützen den Herausgeber durch wertvolle Beiträge für den literarischenTeil. Ganz eigenartig ist indessen das Jahrbuch in seiner Erscheinung dadurch, daß neben der literarischen Daestellung auf die Illustrierung nach zeitgenössischen Quellen ganz besonderer Wert gelegt wird. . . . Das Hohenzollern - Jahrbuch setzt sich in bezug auf die Darstellungen die Aufgabe, folgende Gebiete ganz besonders zu pflegen: Portätgalerie des Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Königshauses, und solch er Männer die sich um das Haus Hohenzollern und den Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Staat besonders verdient gemacht haben, zeitgenössiche Darstellungen von wichtigen Ereignissen, wie Schlachtendarstellungen und Pläne, Darstellungen von Staatsaktionen usw., Denkmäler der Hohenzollern, die eigenen Leisstungen der Hohenzollern auf Künstlerischem, literarischen und issenschaftlichem Gebiete, Wahlsprücher der Hohenzollern und Abbildungen besonders bemerkenswerter Urkunden derselben, Baugeschichte der königlischen Schlösser und Gärten, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe, Baugeschichte der Hofkirchen und Fürstengrüfte, Geschichte der Musik, der Oper, Geschichte des Jagd- und Marstallwesens." ("Das Hohenzollern-Jahrbuch" in der Beilage zu Band 17) * * *Die meisten Bände ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare unterschiedlichster Provenienz, auf dem Titel gestempelt, Spuren entfernter Standortsignaturen auf den Rücken. Einbände der Bände 1 und 2 berieben und fleckig, Band 14 etwas fleckig und angelockert, die restlichen Bände ordentlich und gut erhalten. In dieser fast erreichten Vollständigkeit sehr selten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 80000 35, 5 x 27 cm, grüne Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Deckel- und Rückentiteln und illustrierten Vorsätzen nach Zeichnung von Prof. E. Doepler d. J., Kopfgoldschnitt (Bände 15 und 19, 1911 und 1915, abweichend gebunden: Original-Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Deckel- und Rückentiteln. Einbandtitel: Brandenburg-Preußens Geschichte, Kultur und Kunst in Einzeldarstellungen und Meisterbildern. Hohenzollern-Jahrbuch).

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        Farthest North

      - Harper & Brothers, New York, 1897. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st US Edition; First Printing. 8vo; xiv, 588; xii, 714, 4 pp advertisement pages. All four folded maps present. See the pictures, more upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Phanerogamen- und Gefässkryptogamen-Flora der Umgegend von Nürnberg-Erlangen und des angrezenden Teiles des Fränkischen Jura um Freistadt, Neumarkt, Hersbruck, Muggendorf, Hollfeld.

      Nürnberg, U. E. Sebald 1897 - EA - Erstausgabe. 5 Bände gebunden in 3 Bänden. Band 1 (I. oder allgemeiner Teil, 1897) mit drei mehrfach ausfaltbaren Tafeln mit 9 farbigen geologischen Schnitten und einer große mehrfach ausfaltbare farbige Karte. Teil 2: II. oder spezieller Teil, 1897. Band 3: II. oder spezieller Teil, 2. Folge: Die Calycifloren, 1899. Band 4: II. oder spezieller Teil, 3. Folge: Corolliflorae, Monochlamideae, 1900. Band 5: II. oder spezieller Teil, 4. Folge: Monocotyledones, Gymnospermae, Pteridophyta. Index. 1901. 1.450 Seiten, durchgehend paginiert. Jeder Band mit eigenem Titelblatt. Die Bände 1 und 2 in einem Band sowie 4 und 5 in einem Band gebunden. Ca. 16,5 cm x ca. 13 cm, zusammen ca. 10 cm stark, ca. 1,6 kg schwer. Ringsum marmorierter Schnitt. Einheitliche neuere Halbleineneinbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. - Bedeutende und sehr seltene Regionalflora mit sehr ausführlichen Fundortangaben. Erstklassiger Zustand! Nicht berieben oder bestoßen. Keine Einträge. Papier ganz überwiegend nicht gebräunt, nur sehr vereinzelt minimal altersfleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand I (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per Email Fotos des Werkes zu., [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Architektonisches Skizzenbuch des Architekten Eugen Drollinger aus München. - Schwerpunkte der Skizzen sind Südtirol, Oberbayern und Rothenburg o.d.T.

      - München, 1897 u. ff.; 1918; ca. 12,2 (H) x 17,8 cm (quer). Original-Skizzenbuch des Architekten Eugen Drollinger aus München, mit dessen eigenhändigen Besitzeintrag auf dem vorderen Anklebevorsatz: "Eugen Drollinger, Architekt / München, Briennerstraße 26/0 (?) / 1897"; von den 44 Blättern sind auf 32 Blättern Bleistift-Skizzen zu finden, 5 Blätter davon sind doppelseitig mit Zeichnungen versehen, eine Zeichnung ist mit Farbstiften angefertigt; die Skizzen zeigen zumeist achitektonische Details innen wie außen, sie reichen von einfachen Mustern und Ausmessungen über detaillierte Teilansichten bis zu 2 kompletten Außenansichten. Die Skizzen sind zum Teil beschriftet und können in diesen Fällen wie folgt zugeordnet werden: "Altes Schlachthaus Heilbrunn (?) / 13. Sept 97" (Säulendetails); "Haus-Ecke bei St. Jacob / S. Ulrich / 7. Sept. 98"; "Muster auf dem Gewand d. heil. Christoferus / St. Jacob" mit Farbangaben; "Altes Haus bei St. Ulrich / 8. Sept. 98 (Jahreszahl 1693 mit Blumenranken; vermutlich Gröden/Südtirol); "Füllung am Betstuhl St. Jacob-Kapelle / 6. Sept. 98" Farbzeichnung); "8.IX.98 / Kapelle Fischburg b./ Wolkenstein (detaillierte Fensternischen-Ansicht mit verzierten Säulen und Gewölbe); "Plafondtheilung Capelle"; "Fischburg /Stuccornament Kapelle / 8. Sept. 98"; "Holzplafond in d. / Fischburg b/ Christina / Grödnerthal 8.IX.98"; "Fischburg, / 8.9.98" (Gesamtansicht); "Kamine Gries"; "Thüre Bozen"; dann: "Steingaden / Ostern 1901" (Säulen); "Prien" (Säule); "Baluster Hohenaschau"; "Garmisch / Stirnbrett"; Gmund / Säule / bemalt"; "Hohenaschau / gemalt: Fensteraufsatz"; "Bretteraufsatz über einem Fenster / Brettausschnitt / Gemalt"; spätere Skizzen: "Rothenburg / o.d.T. 13.V.18; "Wolfgangskirche Emporenbrüstung um 1650" / . / Rothenburg o.d.T. 14.V.18". - Die Skizzen-Mappe besitzt einen naturfarbenen Ganz-Leinwand-Einband mit Steckhülse für Zeichen-Stift. - Einband etwas fleckig, Aufhängung gelockert; eine Verbindung zwischen 2 Lagen angeplatzt, Inhalt aber noch fest; Inhalt etwas finger- und leicht braunfleckig; insgesamt noch passable Erhaltung. - Beiliegen 2 weiter Skizzenblätter auf dünnerem Papier und etwas kleinerem Format, eine Wegkapelle (dat. 7.9.18) und einen Kirchturm darstellend. Eugen Drollinger, 1958 bis 1930, war Hofoberbaurat im Hofbaubüro für Königsschlösser und letzter Baumeister König Ludwigs II. Nach 1918 stand er in gleicher Eigenschaft im Dienst der Verwaltung des ehemaligen Kronguts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Beziehungen der Niederländischen Ostindischen Kompagnie zu Japan im siebzehnten Jahrhundert.

      Leipzig. Rob. Friese Sep. -cto., 1897. - gr.8°. 23,4 x 16,5 cm. XXXIV,444,CCX Seiten, Vorwort von Oskar Nachod, In gutem Zustand. Einband leicht fleckig, am Rücken mit zwei winzigen Bezugsfehlstellen durch entferntes Rückenschild, der Buchblock mit Unterstreichungen und Marginalien in Bleistift, aber sauber, papierbedingt minimal gebräunt. mit Verfasserwidmung auf dem Titel: "herzlichst überreicht vom Verfasser, Madrid d. 21. Feb. 1902". mit Kopffarbschnitt, Hardcover in Leinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Golferâ??s Referee. Compiled by The Editor of â??The Golfer.â?

      Edinburgh & London: W. H. White & Co. Ltd./Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. [1897]. Small 8vo, (1), 99pp. Original red cloth stamped in black. Bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Some water-staining to top cover, as well as buckling to top and bottom boards. Owner inscription in pencil to front free endpaper. First edition. â??A small and scarce book on the rules of golf.â? - PBA. D&J D2440. No copy listed online (08/10-01/11). Last copy at auction, 2006 -- $500, faded, stained, and spotted.

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        The GolferÕs Referee. Compiled by The Editor of ÒThe Golfer.Ó

      - Edinburgh & London: W. H. White & Co. Ltd./Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. [1897]. Small 8vo, (1), 99pp. Original red cloth stamped in black. Bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Some water-staining to top cover, as well as buckling to top and bottom boards. Owner inscription in pencil to front free endpaper. First edition. ÒA small and scarce book on the rules of golf.Ó - PBA. D&J D2440. No copy listed online (08/10-01/11). Last copy at auction, 2006 -- $500, faded, stained, and spotted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Following the Equator

      American Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1897 with no additional printings. Only one publisher listed on the title page. Original cloth boards. {ref: BAL 3451}. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, shelf wear. Light age toning, a few light spots, foxing at the endpaper.

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        Japan Described and Illustrated By the Japanese Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars

      Boston, MA: (1897-98): J.B. Millet Co. Folio. 15 section (volume) set, 260 illustrations which includes 30 albumen photographs hand colored and 15 color collotypes (by K. Ogawa of flowers), 382 pp. Bound in pictorial stiff paper wraps backed in red cloth, Japanese fan-fold (i.e. uncut double pages) and containing the insert cautioning not to cut the pages. The plates are not numbered but this particular edition contains the five K. Ogawa flower collotypes which are normally not found in 10 volume sets. Section one has large chip to head of front panel, #14 chip to rear upper corner and #15 heavy chipping along bottom edge and smaller chip to front panel of wrappers, with some overall toning to wrappers, only minute wear to spines, otherwise a very nice worthwhile set.

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        Messidor EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Fasquelle, 1897. Fine. Fasquelle, Paris 1897, 13x19,5cm, relié. - first edition on the current paper. Binding to bradel half percaline fir, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, date and dual gold tail thread, as burgundy shagreen room with two scratches, marbled paper plates, two corners lightly bumped, binding of time. Signed autograph of the author Henri Meilhac. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline sapin, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin bordeaux comportant deux éraflures, plats de papier marbré, deux coins légèrement émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Emile Zola à Henri Meilhac. Agréable exemplaire.  

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        Domestic and Economical Cookery Recipes: With special hints on gas cooking

      Cartwright & Rattray, 1897. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The Hunting of the Snark

      Done into types at The Philosopher Press and published in Wausau Wisconsin by Van Vechten & Ellis, Wausau, WI 1897 - First Edition Thus, Limited Edition #26 of 333 copies. The first publication of The Philosopher Press. Large 12mo. [93] pp; 9 illustrated plates, diagrams & red chapter initials by Gardner C. Teall. With a word by way of palliation, put in by William H. Ellis. Half brown morocco spine over rust cloth boards; dark brown embossed lettering to spine; deckled fore-edges. Light spotting to covers; spine professionally restored with original spine label laid down; light foxing to first two pages; small dampstaining to fore-edge of a few pages; a very good copy. In 1897, Helen Gilbert Van Vechten and her husband Philip, along with partner William Ellis, founded The Philosopher Press. Helen became fascinated by the bookmaking business and before long made a discovery which revolutionized the hand printing process, devising a solution for feeding deckle-edged paper that ensured accurate registration on both sides of the sheet. Helen personally printed every issue of the Philosopher Press, this being the first one. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Invisible Man

      Pearson 1897 - A very good first edition, with 1897 on the title page.FIRST EDITION of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man. Published in London by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd in 1897. First Edition, first issue with misnumbered first page (2 instead of 1). Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897., 1897. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. Octavo, pp.[viii]; 246; [2], adverts, with page 1 incorrectly numbered as 2, rubric lettered title-page. Publisher's pictorial red cloth. Contents toned as usual, inner joints started, owner name to flyleaf (dated Oct 13, 1897). Cloth is rubbed and dusty but without major defects. A prefectly sound and affordable copy of Wells' classic sci-fi novella; a commentary on the misuse of science for selfish ends - the famous story of a scientist who tampers with nature in his pursuit of superhuman powers. Geoffrey H. Wells [11]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [279]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. See also Haining; H.G.Wells' Scrapbook.

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        The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

      London: C Arthur Pearson Ltd. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Spine darkened. Covers and corners rubbed. Slight fraying to top and tail of spine. Inner hinge cracked though binding is intact. Page edges browning. Bookplate of previous owner on inside front cover. 1897. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). viii, 245pp. + ads. First issue - mis-numbered first page. .

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        THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT In Twelve Volumes with IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPHED, SIGNED LETTER FROM BURTON TO LARKING [dedicatee of vol. VII) Inserted

      London: H. S. Nichols Ltd, 1897. An outstanding "association" copy including an important original autographed letter (in Burton's hand), signed from Burton to his friend and dedicatee of (the original) vol. VII, John Wingfield Larking. The set includes the bookplate of R.N. W. L. (Reginald Nesbitt Wingfield Larking) grandson of J. W. Larking (see note on provenance). Burton famously spent five weeks in Alexandria, staying at "the Sycamores" the home of John Larking, the Consul who himself "lived in half- Oriental style". It was here that Burton made his final preparations for his pilgrimage to Meccah and Al-Madinah. The letter was written the day Burton completed vol. VII of the Nights (30/03/1886) and was ostensibly written to inform Larking of his intention to dedicate this volume to him. Transcript as follows:- "Trieste March 30/86 [Arabic text in black] My dear Larking I was delighted to see the Academy (March 20) that you are to the fore and are editing Halsted's Kent. Viva [single word?] ammi! Let me hope that you will not be offended if I dedicate to you a vol. of The Arabian Nights with a delicate allusion to my final preparation for the Pilgrimage under The Sycamores. We returned from Tangier (a hideous hole like Suez 50 years ago) on March 23rd. Today I send home vol. VII and in a week or ten days time vol. VIII. I hope to be in London in May-June and have time to be with my friends, not scamping to duty and pleasure as I was obliged to do in my last visit. [single word?] luck to the venture! and with love and [single word?] to you and yours I am [three words?] sincerely R. F. Burton. " And the Dedication to volume 7 reads:- "I INSCRIBE THESE PAGES TO AN OLD FRIEND, JOHN W. LARKING (WHILOME OF ALEXANDRIA), IN WHOSE HOSPITABLE HOME ("THE SYCAMORES") I MADE MY FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR A PILGRIMAGE TO MECCAH AND AL-MADINAH. R. F. BURTON." The Library Edition (First illustrated edition). Translated from the original Arabic edition by Captain Sir R. F. Burton and edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Complete in 12 volumes, including 71 plates from the original oil paintings by Letchford, including a portrait of Burton. Also issued with reproductions of the title-pages from the original 16 vol. Benares Kamashastra edition. Uniformly bound in the publisher's red half-morocco, with gilt decoration and lettering to the spines. Very good with a little general wear and light rubbing to some edges and joints; a couple of volumes slightly more worn to head of spines with minimal chipping, vol. I with a very short crack to head of the front joint, but all volumes remain strong and firmly bound. Contents, clean and tight, matching marble endpapers with a small square bookplate bearing the initials R.N.W.L (Larking); with light spotting to the prelims and last few pages and just a little scattered spots to a few further pages, all plates present and clean with titled tissue guards, not generally affected by staining or spotting. Neatly tipped in between the frontispiece plate of Burton and the title page to vol. I is the Burton letter; this has been historically reinforced to the edges with glassine tape (could be removed). [Provenance with the bookplate of RNWL - Reginald Nesbitt Wingfield Larking (1868-1943) son of Lieutenant-Colonel Cuthbert Larking (1842-1910) son of John Wingfield Larking (1802 - 1891).] An outstanding copy. . Signed by Author to Letter. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Letchford, Albert. 8vo.

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        Der Baseler Congress

      Wien: Verlag der Welt, 1897. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 17 x 21 cm, 22 pp, stapled binding. Original wrappers present but detached, somewhat edgeworn. Text clean, complete, and tightly bound. Herzl's account (in German) of the First Zionist Congress, held in Basel in August 1897. Herzl convened and chaired the Congress, which came about largely as a result of the publication of his seminal work Der Judenstaat (1896), which called for the establishment of a permanent Jewish homeland. Printing and the Mind of Man (# 381): "It was Herzl's book which really crystallized the idea of a national home for the Jews. Two conceptions had prevailed hitherto: either that of the ghetto, presupposing an unbridgeable gulf between Jews and Gentiles, or that of assimilation, which meant a complete acceptance by the Jews of their environment, leading eventually to their becoming a part of the the people among whom they lived. Herzl took a different view. By his work he transformed the Jewish people from a passive community into a positive political force....In consequence of the publication of his book, a congress was held in Basle in 1897, attended by 206 delegates from all parts of the world and the Zionist organization was founded. The movement became world wide.

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897., 1897. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. Octavo, pp.[viii]; 246; [2], adverts, with page 1 incorrectly numbered as 2, rubric lettered title-page. Publisher's pictorial red cloth. Contents toned as usual, inner joints started, owner name to flyleaf (dated Oct 13, 1897). Cloth is rubbed and dusty but without major defects. A prefectly sound and affordable copy of Wells' classic sci-fi novella; a commentary on the misuse of science for selfish ends - the famous story of a scientist who tampers with nature in his pursuit of superhuman powers. Geoffrey H. Wells [11]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [279]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. See also Haining; H.G.Wells' Scrapbook.

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        The Invisible Man: a Grotesque Romance

      Edward Arnold 1897 - Laid in is a small clipped slip of paper inscribed "yours" and SIGNED by H. G. Wells. The volume has edge rubbing and light spotting at the base of both front and rear panels, with soiling elsewhere. The spine is gently sun washed. Both hinges are starting (webbing is intact) From the Larry McMurtry collection with his "stirrup" bookplate on the front pastedown. This printing contains the epilogue not found in its British counterpart. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Descendant: A Novel

      8vo. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. 8vo, original pictorial cloth gilt-lettered at backstrip and front cover. [ii], 276, (8) pp. Top edge darkened, a very good copy. First Edition, presentation copy inscribed on the title page ?With the kindest regards of the author?: first issue in first binding, New York imprint only. The author's name does not appear on the backstrip, and the ads at the end of the book begin with "By George Du Maurier." The author's first book. Johnson, p. 192. Wright III, 2190.

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        The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

      London: C Arthur Pearson Ltd. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Spine darkened. Covers and corners rubbed. Slight fraying to top and tail of spine. Inner hinge cracked though binding is intact. Page edges browning. Bookplate of previous owner on inside front cover. 1897. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). viii, 245pp. + ads. First issue - mis-numbered first page. .

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        HONOLULU VIEWS: PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF EARLY VERNACULAR IMAGES TAKEN ON A VOYAGE TO JAPAN IN 1897

      1897. Original photograph album. String-tied Boards. Very Good. This album contains 24 albumen print photographs with handwritten captions, mounted one per leaf, with tissue guards, in a string-tied album made by the Captain's wife, Emma Curtis Nickels. Green paper boards, 5.75" x 7.25". The photographs vary in size from 4.5" x 3.5" to 3.25" x 3.25" The 24 views of Hawaii include: vacant shore with Diamond Head in background; clock tower and statue of King Kamehameha adorning the Aliiolani Hale Government Building; the Executive Building, Lolani Palace, including the gardens; Kapiolani Park, dedicated as the first Hawaiian public space in 1877; a woman [Emma?] in 19th-c. dress "At the Pali"; men climbing the Lava Bed Bunch Bowl; women frolicking in the surf; entrance to the Whitney residence; P.S.M. Steamer "China"; Moana Hotel also known as the First Lady of Waiki-ki, built late in the 19th century and opened in 1901--after this photograph was taken; Arlington Hotel, the estate of Bernice Bishop until she died in 1884; &c. Laid in are two earlier cabinet-card photographs of Captain Nickels and his wife, circa 1872, measuring 6.5" x 4.25", made and mounted in New Orleans by W.W. Washburn. Captain Nickels, a Boston commander of high repute and much experience, was master of the clipper ship "Flying Fish" and captain of the "May Flint."

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        Stenographisches Protokoll, etc. -1st thru 3rd, 8th thru 13th, 15th, 16th, 18th-

      VP:, 1897-1933. 12 volumes; title varies slightly, several styles of bindings, textually quite sound, library markings; the lot:. Photos available upon request.

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        CROCKER - LANGLEY SAN FRANCISCO DIRECTORY For Year Commencing April 1897 Containing An Alphabetical List of Business Firms and Private Citizens; a Directory of the City and County Officers, Churches, Public and Private Schools, Benevolent, Literary and other Association, Banks, Incorporated Institutions, Etc. And A Classified Business Directory. A Corrected Map and A Revised Street and Avenue Guide of the City.

      San Francisco, Cal. Compiled and Published by H. S. Crocker Company, [1897]. 2130 pp. Adverst throughout, including some inserted. From the publisher's introduction, we find this second edition "is somewhat larger than last year ... We have added this year 160 pages to the Directory over last year." Square & tight. An attractive VG copy.

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        BLACKBERRIES

      KEMBLE, E.W.. (KEMBLE,E.W.)illus. THE BLACKBERRIES. NY & London, R.H. Russell & Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner 1897 (1897). Oblong 4to (11 3/4 x 9") cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed, cloth worn off at top of spine, some general shelf soil, tight, clean and VG condition. 1st edition. Written by Kemble and illustrated by him with 16 full page full color plates, 16 half page orange plates and pictorial endpapers (all printed on only one side of the paper). The images depictthe misadventures of a group of stereotypical little Black children, three of whom are the Blackberries who wear large bonnets (something like Black Sunbonnet Babies)! The text is written completely in dialect. One of the most fabulous books of its kind and quite scarce.

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        Cuba In War Time

      New York: R. H. Russell. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. 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, with an attractive previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown; jacket also very attractive, with some expert paper repair at the corners and spine ends. Jacket not noted in BAL, nor in Dykes. BAL 4524, Dykes 504 .

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        'Weh Down Souf and Other Poems

      Cleveland: Helman-Taylor Company. 1897. First. First edition. Illustrations by William L. Sheppard. Cover design by Elizabeth Geary. Octavo. Green pictorial cloth stamped in yellow, brown, orange, dark green, and black. Glossary of dialect terms. A beautiful fine copy of the scarce second book by this African-American poet who was a teacher and later a Baptist preacher in Virginia. Forty poems on religion and racial themes, some in dialect. An unusually nice copy. French p.59. .

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        THE LIFE OF NELSON: THE EMBODIMENT OF THE SEA POWER OF GREAT BRITAIN

      THE LIFE OF NELSON: THE EMBODIMENT OF THE SEA POWER OF GREAT BRITAIN. (TWO VOLUME SET) EXTRA ILLUSTRATEDBound by Bayntun-Riviere and sons for Goodspeed of BostonLittle, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1897MAHAN, CAPTAIN A.T. (ALFRED THAYER)Life of Nelson 2 vols, bound in full Levant, blind lines on the spine and simple lettering, Gilt boarders on the inside of the boards and "Extra Illustrated by Goodspeed Boston in gilt on the lower front inside board on both vols. These were bound by Bayntun-Riviere for GoodSpeed Boston;Leather Bookplates on the front paste-down of both Volumes of Harry Pomeroy Davis (1867 ?" 1922; an American Financier, Partner of J. P. Morgan)First American Edition. 1897 printed on title pages of both volumes. VERY GOOD+. A clean, bright, well-bound two-volume set. Minor rubbing and edge wear to covers, Both Vols. have been expertly repaired at the joints an almost invisible repair done in Levant leather. The inside is clean crisp and as perfect as you could get very pleasing to look through..Set is complete with 19 tissue-guarded portrait engravings as well as 20 maps and battle plans, two of which are foldouts as published.6 x 9". Volume I = xxviii + 454 pages. Volume II: xx + 427 pages, including detailed index. Two ad pages for other titles by the author at end of bookModestly plain bindings on the outside, that open to an amazing history on the Life of Napoleon, Extra Illustrated with more than 100 Portraits and views all pertaining to Nelson together with Nelsons Signature! Extra Illustrated; 5 Autograph's 8 Views 89 Portraits 16 of NelsonVol I. Autographs, Admiral Codington ?" Commanded at Trafalgar Admiral St Vincent ?" (John Jervis) Admiral Hood ?" Fought in North AmericaVol II. Autographs, Lord Keith ?" Admiral Sir James Saumarez ?" Admiral and General of MarinesThe Life of Nelson remained the standard biography of Nelson for some 50 years. In it, Mahan sought to resurrect Horatio Nelson as a national hero in Britain and used the book as a platform for expressing his views on naval strategy and tactics.Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 ? December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century. " His concept of "sea power " was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater worldwide impact. The concept had an enormous influence in shaping the strategic thought of navies across the world, especially in the United States, Germany, Japan and Britain, ultimately causing a European naval arms race in the 1890s, which included the United States. His ideas still permeate the U.S. Navy Doctrine. Several ships have been named USS Mahan, including the lead vessel of a class of destroyers.

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