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        Old and New London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. [Together with:] Greater London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from the most Authentic Sources.

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1897-8. - 8 volumes (6 for the Popular Edition of Old and New London, 2 for Greater London) bound in 4 in contemporary half black morocco with gilt titles and gilt lines to spines, black cloth boards, speckled edges. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts. End papers foxed; age toning to page edges. Binding a little rubbed. A sound, attractive and complete set of this popular series. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Westminster, : Archibald Constable and Company. First Edition.. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.. 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)

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        A Memoir by His Son

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1897., 1897. First Edition. Octavo, two volumes, pp. xxii, 516, pp. vii, 551. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full tan calf, gilt titles set on red and green squares to spine, extra gilt to spine, gilt margins to the boards. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Numerous tipped in plates, some lacking tissue guards. An autographed letter signed on paper embossed with Farringford, Isle of Wight pasted to the second blank of the first volume. The bookplate of J. Hodges is pasted to the front pastedown of both volumes. Some nicking to the leather at the the bottom of the rear board of volume one. Overall a fine copy in a very smart contemporary binding

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        Periplus. An Essay on the Early History of Charts and Sailing-Directions

      Stockholm: P A Nordestedt and Söner. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Minor wear and scuffing to leather along spine and corners. Bookplate of Cruising Association to fep and Association library blindstamps within; gilt Association stamp to leather binding. Marbled endpapers. 1897. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover on brown cloth boards. 420mm x 330mm (17" x 13"). 208pp + 60 plates. 60 full page maps - two double page and in colour; one hundred additional maps. .

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        Love is Enough, or the Freeing of Pharamond: A Morality

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 One of 300 copies on handmade paper out of a total of 308 copies. Full limp vellum with gilt spine, green silk ties, some torn. Quarto. With lovely two-page decorative woodcut border, plus numerous partial-page borders throughout. Two full-page illustrations by Si Edward Burne-Jones, the frontispiece, and an illustration opposite p. 90. (The colophon notes: "The picture on the opposite page was not designed for this edition of Love is Enough, but for an edition projected about twenty-five years ago, which was never carried out.) Decorative woodcut initials, mostly in blue; titles and speaker's names in red. This is one of only two Kelmscott books to be printed in three colors. Printed in Troy and Chaucer types. Front cover a bit rubbed, attractive woodcut bookplate. A very good copy, crisp and clean.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. The Illustrated Library Edition. 12 volume set

      London: H S Nichols. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Fine binding. Marbled endpapers. Teg - remaining edges uncut. 1897. The Illustrated Library Edition. Red morrocco hardback half-leather cover on green cloth. 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). [5000pp.]. 71 original tissue-guarded original illustrations by Albert Letchford. This edition comprises the original sixteen books ie. the entire work. It was published privately by the Kama Shastra Society as much of the material was deemed inappropriate at the time due to its sexual nature. N.B.: Heavy set - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. .

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        Following the Equator, and The Innocents Abroad

      American Publishing Company, Connecticutt 1897 - Four volumes, two for each book, uniformly bound in three quarter dark maroon/brown morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt titles on spine. Each volume very good or better, contents very fresh and clean with slightly toned pages. Boards with some rubbing to extremities, one volume with a small chip at the top of the spine. The "Equator" volumes are about a quarter of an inch taller than "Innocents". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A pair of letters from Frank Lloyd Wrights' wife Olgivanna to Lewis Mumford featuring a touching letter following the architect's death in 1959: " your words are good . I wish there were more of them to Frank himself when he was alive - he felt badly over your relationship."

      Various, Various. Various. "An archive of four pieces, including a pair of Autograph Letters Signed by Wright's third wife, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright (1897-1985), June 20, 1955, and May 9, 1955 to Lewis Mumford; an original invitation to the 1928 wedding of Olgivanna and Frank Lloyd Wright, together with an original 1927 telegram from Wright to Robert M. Lovett, editor of the New Republic inviting him to visit Taliesin. Light marginal losses and toning to telegram, balance of archive in overall fine condition.Of great interest is the 1959 letter from Olgivanna to Lewis Mumford thanking him for his condolences following Frank Lloyd Wright's death on April 9, 1959. On April 15, 1959, Mumford wrote: ""What can I say by way of love and sympathy at this moment that you do not already know in your heart? Your loss is our loss: yet the two are incommensurable. The great period of Frank's life was that which followed his marriage with you: all that led up to this, however magnificent, was still preparatory. Be consoled by the thought of all that you did that helped to make those years to fecund and memorable. Let this left you in your grief, as it lifts us who have no claim to such intimacy. Last Monday?"I am writing you from the University of Pennsylvania?"I was scheduled to give a lecture on Modern Architecture: instead I spoke for almost two hours on Frank. The students, on the day the sad news came over the radio, had flown a black streamer from the flagpole of the School of Fine Arts: and they turned out, as never before, to do honor to him at the lecture. He filled their thoughts, one of them told me, all that night...""(Pfeiffer, Wojtowicz, eds., Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence, 2001, 282).On May 9, Olgivanna finally found time to respond to Mumford, writing on her own distinctive letterhead: ""Dear Lewis Thank you for your letter - your words are good . I wish there were more of them to Frank himself when he was alive - he felt badly over your relationship. It is sad that so often death opens the eyes of the living- With affection to you and Sophia.""The archive also includes an additional letter from Olgivanna, addressed to Mumford on June 20, 1955: ""Frank and I missed having you, Sophia and Alison with us at Taliesin and we were very sorry to hear of the illness which kept you from coming. Sophia's strong nature should help her overcome the virus sooner than the doctors predict. They are not always right! Frank was happy to have your beautiful letter on his birthday. We are both looking forward to your new book, and we are especially pleased that 'Sticks and Stones' is to appear again. it was the basis of your friendship with Frank because it came at the time when he needed support and you were among the first to give it to him. The book on which I have been working is coming out in October. it is a series of philosophic essays?"the result of my search, study and experiences in the realm of ideas. I hope that you and Sophia will find yourselves in harmony with what I have written. Anyway we always yearn that those we care for will understand us."" The archive also includes a magnificent original proof invitation announcing his impending nuptials to Olgivanna, held in Rancho Santa Fe, California on August 25, 1928 in an unusual format: a 4.5"" x 5.5"" sepia photograph of a hand-written invitation in Wright's distinctive style featuring a baby picture of Olgivanna (originally ""OLGA IVANOVA"") lying just above a red, hand-colored polygon, lundoubtedly rendered by Wright. The collection also includes a telegram from Wright, transmitted on October 21, 1927 to Robert M. Lovett, editor of the New Republic, written in his typical, irreverent style: ""CIRCUMSTANCES LEAVE ME ALONE AND LONESOME FOR SEVERAL WEEKS COME UP WITH LEWIS MUMFORD AND BRING YOUR WIVES AND CHILDREN FOR A WEEK OR TWO AND DO YOUR WORK HERE BEAUTY OF COUNTRYSIDE AND HOME INTOXICATING EXPENSE OF TRIP NO MORE THAN A FEW EVENING IN NEWYORK FORGET THE NEW REPUBLIC. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.""Provenance: Lewis Mumford. The text of all of these communications have been published in Pfeiffer, Wojtowicz, eds., Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence, 2001. Lewis Mumford and Frank Lloyd Wright first began corresponding in the 1920s, after Mumford had contributed an essay to the Dutch journal Wendingen in 1925 in which he discussed Wright's work as a continuation of a line of innovation begun by H. H. Richardson and Louis Sullivan as well as placing Wright in contrast to the European modernists like Le Corbusier. Mumford also characterized Wright's work as an ideal of form and expression ideally suited to the American landscape. An article along similar lines authored by Mumford for The American Mercury, elected a response from Wright in August 1926, in which the architect questioned the depth Mumford's understanding of his work. A set of exchanges culminated in their first meeting, a luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in New York, during the winter of 1926-1927 that would being a long and productive dialogue and friendship.This friendship, born of mutual respect and a love of argument, came under enormous strain in the years leading up the Second World War. Mumford, a liberal Democrat, viewed the rise of Nazism and Fascism anxiously?"as he detailed in numerous articles and two full-length works: Men must Act (1939) and Faith For Living (1940) . Wright held a different view. His general distrust of empire compelled Wright to take a stand against American involvement in the escalating European conflict that stuck many as merely isolationist?"a charge that the architect roundly rejected.The final straw for Mumford came in a broadsheet published by Wright: A Taliesin Square-Paper, subtitled as ""A nonpolitical voice from our democratic minority""), which declared ""HITLER IS WINNING THIS WAR WITHOUT A NAVY. We are facing a new kind of warfare that the British Empire, owing to traditional faith in a great navy, cannot learn in time even if we furnished the equipment... Our frontier is no longer England, nor in any sense, it is European. Our frontier is our own shores."" An infuriated Mumford shot back to Wright: ""You dishonor all the generous impulses you once ennobled... Be silent! lest you bring upon yourself some greater shame."" To this, Wright retorted: ""There is no good Empire, there never was a just war."" True to his principles, Wright remained steadfastly opposed to the Second World War, and war in general. Escalating the feud, Mumford published his response to Wright in the interventionist journal, the New Leader. The two did not speak for over a decade. The postwar period saw a thaw in their relationship, and Mumford remained a great admirer of Wright's work, despite their personal and philosophical differences. And Wright, despite Mumford's public shaming of the architect in print, continued sending New Year's greetings, unanswered by Mumford. However in the spring of 1951, Wright forwarded Mumford a copy of Sixty Years of Living Architecture, inscribed: ""In spite of all, your old F. Ll. W.""The gesture moved Mumford to respond and the two began the process of reconciliation. (Pfeiffer, 22-26)"

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        Sonnets by E. B. B.

      Hacon & Ricketts, London 1897 - 12mo. Original gray paper covered boards, paper labels on cover and spine. Printed in red and black initials and ruling designed by Charles Ricketts. A scarce Vale Press title. Inscribed by contemporary owner, "A Happy Xmas, 1897, E.H." Exceptional copy with minor fading to outer covers, near fine. Housed in attractive blue folding case with marbled paper on the interior. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An almanac of twelve sports

      William Heinemann 1897 - A gift-book collection of 12 leaves of coloured plates with poetry by Rudyard Kipling. The publishing date is written as `1898` on the title page, however, in order to get more sales the publishers released the book just before Christmas in 1897. Therefore there is an inscription by the ex-owner reading `Christmas 1897`. Small stains and browning on title page and throughout text. Due to the lack of tissue guards when the book was first published the prints and text have left imprints on the facing pages. Small red stains to cover. Bumping and wear at edges. Otherwise in very nice condition. Text in English. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Log of the Venetia on a voyage from Cowes to the East Indies

      Privately printed, London 1897 - First Edition. [iv], 176 pp. 4to. The Venetia was owned by Lord Ashburton. On board with him was Lady Ashburton, the Earl of Crawford, Walter Lindsay, Mrs and Mrs North and Dr Harrison. They were attended by a crew of 37. This lavish souvenir was produced by Zaehnsdorf. Full vellum, black morocco label to spine, gilt [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Periplus. An Essay on the Early History of Charts and Sailing-Directions

      P A Nordestedt and Söner, Stockholm 1897 - 208pp + 60 plates. 60 full page maps - two double page and in colour; one hundred additional maps. Language: eng VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Minor wear and scuffing to leather along spine and corners. Bookplate of Cruising Association to fep and Association library blindstamps within; gilt Association stamp to leather binding. Marbled endpapers Brown hardback half-leather cover on brown cloth boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pudd'nhead Wilson

      American Publishing Company, 1897Email us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Collection of 66 autograph letters signed to the French composer Fernand Halphen and Madame Georges Halphen

      Approximately 145 pp.) + 1 concert program. Varying sizes, including 12mo, 8vo, and 4to. 54 letters dated or postmarked 1897-1904; 12 undated. Most written in black ink; several in pencil and green ink. On letterhead, personalized stationery, etc. and including telegrams, postcards, and cartes de visite, many with original autograph envelopes. In French. A rare and unusually comprehensive collection of letters to Fernand Halphen, Risler's old classmate at the Paris Conservatoire, and Halphen's mother. Written during a crucial period in Risler's life, the letters chronicle his sojourns to Germany, where he spent two summers as stage manager and singing coach at Bayreuth; his increasingly busy piano career; and several major life-events, including the deaths of his father and aunt, and his and Halphen's marriages. They also record Risler's diverse musical tastes - from his effusive, youthful veneration of Liszt and Wagner, and his delight in the piano works of fellow Frenchman Gabriel Fauré, to his ever more profound admiration for the late piano sonatas of Beethoven. Finally, the letters mention several noted musicians with whom Risler interacted, studied, or became friends, including Jules Massenet, Théodore Dubois, Ernest Guiraud, Reynaldo Hahn, and Arthur Sullivan. With several musical quotations from the works of Wagner, Ambroise Thomas, and others, and one pencil sketch. Occasional autograph corrections. Together with a program for two piano recitals at Prince's Hall, London on May 17 and 23, 1894(?) featuring works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Schubert. "The last sonatas of Beethoven have occupied me for a month. I could never study them deeply in Paris where the time and frame of mind are totally lacking for such work, if one can call the study of this splendour work... They are unknown, or superficially known by artists in Paris, where, when they speak of Beethoven, they always imply the works as far as the second period. They are much too hasty to understand the rest..." (July 18, 1893); "... tell Fauré that I've read and re-read his last Valse Caprice with unique pleasure. Has he ever written something as exquisite and fine? And what pianistic writing. It is the aristocracy of finesse!... (1893); "I'm reading the Wagner-Liszt correspondence... [which reveals] "two heroic characters..." [and the] "final triumph of genius, of the will, of the resignation to suffering, to martyrdom, and most of all, of love...(July 16, 1894); "... I was very saddened not to see you named at the fugue competition... Unfortunately, the world is so cruel!! Instead let's immerse ourselves in the study and contemplation of Parsifal and Die Meistersinger... which sometimes makes me fall into moments of ecstasy, when I truly forget what's around me... " (undated). Occasional light wear, soiling, and smudging; creased at folds; several letters with minor tearing, small perforations, or slight loss at edges, just minimally affecting text. In good to very good condition overall. . Risler was a French pianist, teacher and conductor of Alsatian and German descent. "He entered the Paris Conservatoire in the preparatory piano class of Emile Decombes, and subsequently studied there with Diémer, winning a premier prix in 1889. Following further instruction in music theory, he went to Germany and had lessons from the Liszt pupils Bernhard von Stavenhagen, Klindworth and, most significantly, D'Albert... His international career dated from 1894, when he gave two recitals in London. Although championing the piano music of his contemporaries (he is the dedicatee of the Dukas Piano Sonata), Risler became renowned as a Beethoven player, giving his first cycle of the complete sonatas in Paris in 1905. His one-composer recitals also included performances of both books of Bach's ‘48Â’, as well as a Chopin series. Risler made a piano version of Richard Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel and he also performed the Liszt transcription of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. He taught for some years at the Paris Conservatoire, numbering Jacques Février, Pierre Luboschutz and Marcel Gaveau among his pupils... Revered by his colleagues, he achieved a status as an interpreter of Beethoven that has remained unmatched by any other French pianist." James Methuen-Campbell in Grove Music Online. Fernand Halphen (1872-1917) was a French composer. He studied with Gabriel Fauré before entering the Paris Conservatoire, where he took Ernest Guiraud's composition course. Upon Giraud's death in 1892, he studied with Massenet. In 1895, he won first prize for fugue, and in 1896 second place for the Prix de Rome. His compositions include several symphonies, a suite for orchestra, a ballet, a sonata for violin and piano, and mélodies.

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        Premiers poèmes précédés d'une étude sur le vers libre EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1897. Fine. Mercure de France, Paris 1897, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First edition on collective current paper. "Bradel" binding with paper ornemené decorative motifs, smooth back, as part of black morocco, preserved covers, binding pastiche signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Precious autograph signed by the author Pierre Louys. Copy complete, in-fine, catalog of the publisher. --- 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 collective sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier ornementé de motifs décoratifs, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Gustave Kahn à Pierre Louÿs. Exemplaire complet, in-fine, du catalogue de l'éditeur.  

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        Familiar Wild Flowers First Series - Fifth Series complete in 5 Volumes with 200 chromolithographic plates in colour Figured and described by F. Edward Hulme.

      London / Paris / New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Mild signs of foxing only. Volume I profexxionally reinforced internally on the endpapers. An excellent set.. London / Paris / New York, Cassell Petter & Galpin, [1897]. 8°. Pagination: Volume I: XVI, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume II: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume III: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour/ Volume IV: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume V: XV, 168 pages with 40 plates in colour. All 200 plates with original tissue-guards. Original, illustrated Hardcover. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Mild signs of foxing only. Volume I profexxionally reinforced internally on the endpapers. An excellent set.

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        Familiar Wild Flowers. First Series - Fifth Series complete in 5 Volumes with 200 chromolithographic plates in colour. Figured and described by F. Edward Hulme.

      London / Paris / New York, Cassell Petter & Galpin, [1897].. 8°. Pagination: Volume I: XVI, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume II: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume III: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour/ Volume IV: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume V: XV, 168 pages with 40 plates in colour. All 200 plates with original tissue-guards. Original, illustrated Hardcover. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Mild signs of foxing only. Volume I profexxionally reinforced internally on the endpapers. An excellent set..

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        Spenser's Faerie Queene

      George Allen 1897 - George Allen, 1895-97, London, 1897. Hardcover. Six volumes, quarto, original light cream pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and red, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, original red on pink illustrated card covers bound in. Edition of 1000 copies on handmade paper printed by Charles Whittingham of the Chiswick Press. 88 full- page woodcut illustrations (one double-page), 132 head and tailpieces, numerous woodcut initials, uniform illustration to front covers. Edited by the eminent book collector, bibliographer, and forger Thomas J. Wise. A very handsome production of this great classic of late 16th century English literature, an epic poem, one of the longest in the language, and still never completed. Considered by many to be Walter Crane's best work in black & white, it was his most extensive commission as a book illustrator, taking three years to complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gilles de Rais (La sorcellerie en Poitou) EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Lib. de la tradition nationale, 1897. Fine. Lib. de la tradition nationale, Paris 1897, 16x24,5cm, relié. - Edition of 100 copies printed. Binding to bradel half shagreen bordeaux, smooth back, when golden tail, flat marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in, gilded head, description tag Shopping glued the head of a guard. Nice and rare 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 imprimée à 100 exemplaires. Reliure à la bradel en demi chagrin bordeaux, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, étiquette de description de libraire encollée en tête d'une garde. Agréable et rare exemplaire.

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        Dracula

      Archibald Constable and Company 1897 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Bram Stoker on a laid in signature. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's yellow cloth with red lettering. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy housed in a custom clamshell for preservation. We buy Stoker First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Roman de l'énergie nationale : Les Déracinés - L'Appel au soldat - Leu EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Eugène Fasquelle et Félix Juven, 1897. Fine. Eugène Fasquelle et Félix Juven, Paris 1897, 1900 et 1902, 13x19cm et 13,5x19cm, 3 volumes reliés. - First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Arches paper XX reserved for each of the three volumes. "Bradel" binding half morocco brown corners, smooth back, tail dates, covers and spine preserved, gilt-heads witnesses, binders signed Canape. The last two volumes are in double coverage and the first two are signed to the justification by the author. The copy of the Uprooted is enriched with an important page of the original manuscript in black ink, and tucked surge at the start of the book. Call the soldier is enriched with an autograph letter signed Barres to a friend in which he discusses the upcoming release of the series the Bastions of the East in the Revue des Deux Mondes. Their faces are enriched with an autograph letter signed Barres to a relative in which he announced the release of the third part of his trilogy of the Roman national energy: "" a series of "things seen", paintings by rot parliamentary. "Very rare and beautiful set on large paper enriched with autograph documents, well established in uniform binding time by Canape. --- 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, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches réservés pour les XX pour chacun des trois volumes. Reliures à la bradel en demi maroquin brun à coins, dos lisses, dates en queue, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées sur témoins, reliures signées Canape. Les deux derniers volumes sont sous doubles couvertures et les deux premiers sont signés à la justification par l'auteur. L'exemplaire des Déracinés est enrichi d'une importante page du manuscrit original à l'encre noire, rempliée et montée au début de l'ouvrage. L'Appel au soldat est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Barrès à un ami dans laquelle il évoque la parution prochaine de la série les Bastions de l'Est dans la Revue des deux Mondes. Leurs figures est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Barrès à un proche dans laquelle il annonce la parution du troisième volet de sa trilogie le Roman de l'énergie nationale: "une suite de "choses vues", des tableaux de la pourriture parlementaire". Très rare et bel ensemble en grand papier, enrichi de documents autographes, parfaitement établi en reliure uniforme du temps par Canape.

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        La Parisienne d'à présent. Illustrations de Henri Boutet.

      Floury 1897 - Un volume in-12 (20,5 cm x 14 cm), 133 pp. Exemplaire nominatif (non mentionné au tirage) sur papier des Manufactures impériales du Japon avec tirage à part sur chine de toutes les illustrations en sanguine. Demi-maroquin à coins bordé de filets dorés. Dos à cinq nerfs, caissons décorés. Titre doré. Tête dorée. Reliure signée Canape. Couvertures conservées. Très bel exemplaire de cette charmante édition de la Belle Epoque. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anthropologische Studien über die Urbewohner Brasiliens, vornehmlich der Staaten Matto Grosso, Goyaz und Amazonas (Purus-Gebiet). Nach eigenen Aufnahmen und Beobachtungen in den Jahren 1887 bis 1889.

      Vieweg, Braunschweig, 1897. - EA. Mit 63 fotogr. Abb.auf 30 Tafeln sowie sehr zahlreichen weiteren fotogr. Abb. und Zeichnungen im Text. Weiterhin zahlreiche Sagittalkurven auf Tafeln und sehr zahlreiche Tabellen. So vollständig. OHLn.-Band mit marmorierten Deckeln und Rücken-Goldprägung. 168 S. plus Tafelteil. Gr.4°. Einband gering berieben und bestoßen. Innen- und Außengelenke etwas locker und mit ganz kleinen Einrissen im Leinen. Innen sehr gut, sauber, vollständig, kein Bibl.-Expl. Seltenes, frühes Grundlagenwerk zur Anthropologie und Ethnologie der Brasilianischen Ureinwohner.

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        The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. Translated from the Arabic ? Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers ? In Twelve Volumes [With:] WOOD, Stephen L. One Hundred Illustrations to Captain Sir Richard Burton's Translation. ?

      London: H. S. Nichols, 39 Charing Cross Road, 1897. The Library Edition of the Arabian Nights Entertainments - Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Burton & 70 plates after Albert Letchford; Wood volume with 100 numbered plates before letters, number 134 of a limited edition. 13 vols. Tall 8vo. Half black morocco, t.e.g. Some traces of rubbing, volume VII bound without signature S (pp. 273-288), else a near fine set. Letchford, Albert. The Library Edition of the Arabian Nights Entertainments - Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Burton & 70 plates after Albert Letchford; Wood volume with 100 numbered plates before letters, number 134 of a limited edition. 13 vols. Tall 8vo. Attractive set of the Smithers reprint of Burton's classic translation of the Arabian Nights, with an added volume of proof plates of Wood's illustrations, issued by Pickering & Chatto circa 1900. Penzer, pp. 122-3

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        Ueber Ernährung und Verdauung nach vollständiger Entfernung des Magens (19: pp.757-776, 2 Abb.; 23: pp.589-594, 1 Taf.).

      - Beitr. klin. Chir., 19+23. - Tübingen, verlag der H. Laupp'schen Bhdlg., 1897, V, 776 pp., zahlr. Abb., 35 Taf.; 1899, 8°, V, 836, zahlr. Abb., 11 Taf., 2 Halbleinenbände der Zeit. Erstveröffentlichung Carl Schlatters über seine bis dahin für unmöglich gehaltene erste totale Magenresektion und die sich daraus ergebenden anatomischen und funktionellen Veränderungen. Der zweite Teil des Berichtes, fast 2 Jahre später (und nach dem Tode des Patienten) erschienen, ist häufig unbekannt und fehlt z.B. bei Isidor Fischer oder bei Kelly "Medical Sources". - - First successful total gastrectomy by Carl Schlatter (1864-1934). - Garrison & Morton No.3517 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        County of Flint. A Calendar of Prisoners Tried at the General Sessions of the Peace, Holden at the County Hall, Mold. Before Philip Pennant Pennant and John Eldon Bankes. October 1897 to October 1909

      Printed by W. Williams 1897-1909, Ruthin - , collection of 40 Calendars of Prisoners Tried between October 1897 and October 1909 in the County of Flint, including names and details of the offenders, plus details of the offences, and sentences First Edition , water stains to boards, joints partially cracked but holding, leather scuffed, loss at head of spine, some pages tanned but generally clean, few small closed edge tears to pages, in good condition , half navy calf with cloth sides, gilt title on spine 29 x 23 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA TRUITE DE RIVIèRE

      1897. relié. DeCollection. Paris, Librairie Ch. Delagrave, 1897. Grand In-8, reliure moderne en demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs à titre et fleurons dorés, XII pp., 439 p. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE ET RECHERCHEE. L?'un des plus grands texte de la littérature halieutique. Illustré de 102 dessins dans le texte de G. Fraipont, 7 croquis de Guydo, 8 dessins de Juillera, 28 dessins de Richard, et 56 figures de techniques et reproductions. C?'est toute la science de la pêche à la mouche artificielle que G.-Albert Petit révèle dans cet ouvrage. Gomendy, p. 145-46.

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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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