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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Die Infantile Cerebrallahmung

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        La Plume issues 197-202;

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

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        Drei Monate am Libanon, german book, edited 1876

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

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

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        L'impôt dans les diverses civilisations, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

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

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

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

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

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

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      London: Methuen & Co.,. 1897. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed.. Slight spine lean, spine panel just a bit darkened, endpapers a bit. tanned, leather bookplate of G. E. G. Tooth affixed to front paste-. down with light offset on free endpaper, still a bright, tight, very. good copy. An attractive copy of a book seldom found in nice. condition. (#149942). First edition. One of Wells's more uncommon books, this collection includes many of his best SF and fantasy tales. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-154. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1676. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2328. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-245. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15056. Currey, p. 522. Hammond C2. Wells 10. Wells Society 10.

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        Following the Equator

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

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

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        Impressions of Theophrastus Such Hand-Written Signed Letter

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

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

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        The Decoration of Houses

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

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        Kaarten en Teekeningen behoorende bij de Java-Oorlog van 1825-30.: [Maps of Java]

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

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

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

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

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        L‘Animal dans la décoration.

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

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        1897 to 1948 Inclusive - Hardback Run

      Hi, A very rare set Of Hardback Wisdens Are available here from 1897 (which alone retails for £20,000 on occasion) up until 1948 including both sets of war hardbacks.

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        Über Land und Meer. 1.-3. Band 1897-1898. Mit der Erstveröffentlichung (etwas späterer Abdruck in der Oktavausgabe) des Stechlin.

      Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1897,1898. - S. 2 - 420 mit zahlr. Ill. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Gelegentlich leicht fleckig. Einige Seiten lose und vorgefallen sowie an den Rändern eingerissen und angeschmutzt. Enthält die Erstveröffentlichung von Theodor Fontanes letztem großen Roman: "Der Stechlin" (hier die etwas später erschienene Oktavausgabe). Er entstand in den Jahren 1895 bis 1897 und wurde erstmals 1897 in dieser Zeitschrift publiziert. Die Buchausgabe erschien 1899. Gutes Leseexemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

      C. Arthur Pearson Limited, London 1897 - 245 Pp + 2 Page Catalogue At End. Title Page With Title Printed In Red. Signatures Numbered At Foot Of Pages, Thus Correct "2" At Bottom Of First Page. Original Red Cloth, Gilt Titles And Author's Name With Black Illustration On Cover, Gilt Lettering On Spine. Old Elaborate Woodcut Or Linoleum Cut Bookplate 4" X 3 3/8" Stating"John Barrymore / Ex Libris", A Candle Above An Open Book At Center, Trees And Dramatic Masks At Sides, "J.B." Printed Initials In Small Letters At Bottom [Apparently Engraved By Barrymore At A Time When Many Literary Persons Of Means Engraved Their Own Bookplates]. With A Second Bookplate 4" X 2 7/8", Black Border, Photo Of A 40-Ish H G Wells In Oval Below His Name In Full, On Which There Is A Neatly Attached Printed Card With Original Signature Of Wells Below. Worn, With One Tiny Point Of Fraying At Top Rear Spine Corner. Gilt Lettering Fairly Clear And Bright With A Tiny Loss To Part Of Publisher's Name At Base Of Spine, All Letters Present Including "Ltd." At Base Of Spine. Hinges Cracked Completely At Endpapers But Expertly Repaired. There Is A 1 1/2" X 1/2" V-Chip At Foredge Of First Free Endpaper. Very Very Faint Dampstain Along Lower Edges Of Binding, Noticeable Internally On Endpapers And Catalog At End. A Movie Association Copy, As Barrymore Appeared In The Film "The Invisible Woman" In 1941. This Example At One Time From The Sf Collection Of Actor Nicholas Cage, But Not Marked As Such. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Invisible Man; A Grotesque Romance

      C. Arthur Pearson Ltd, London 1897 - 12mo. [viii], 245, [2] pp. Red cloth, gilt lettered, vignette, upper hinge giving, else very good. (36622). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hanami (Flower-Picnic)

      Kelly and Walsh 1897 Großformatiges Fotobuch. Stoffeinband mit zusätzlicher Kordellbindung. Englischsprachige Einleitung. 25 wunderschöne teilcolorierte Fotografien, Goldschnitt. Sehr guter Zustand. Gern senden wir Ihnen auf Anfrage weitere Fotos. English description: 25 beautiful photos. Very good condition. Please ask us, to send you some more photos of the book.Versand D: 4,60 EUR Japan

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

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        JAPAN, DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE. Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars

      Boston, 1897. Folio. Each part in original cloth-backed printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached from first part only, edges chipped. Some moderate chipping to second part, at lower forecorner of front wrapper. Otherwise just some very minor chipping at edges of some wrappers. Generally a very nice, clean set. This elaborate publication displays the general fascination with Japanese things in the West at the end of the 19th century. A notable and quite beautiful American color plate production, displaying an array of color printing formats, including chromolithographs and hand-coloring.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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        JAPAN, DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars

      Boston, 1897. Folio. Each part in original cloth-backed printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached from first part only, edges chipped. Some moderate chipping to second part, at lower forecorner of front wrapper. Otherwise just some very minor chipping at edges of some wrappers. Generally a very nice, clean set. This elaborate publication displays the general fascination with Japanese things in the West at the end of the 19th century. A notable and quite beautiful American color plate production, displaying an array of color printing formats, including chromolithographs and hand-coloring.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Yellow Book; An Illustrated Quarterly

      Elkin Mathews & John Lane, London 1897 - 8vo. 13 volumes. Fully illustrated. Yellow cloth, stamped in black, very good to fine set. (36095). Volume 1 pgs uncut; vols. 2 & 3 pgs cut, bookplates of Stuart B. Schimmel; vols. 4 -10 pgs uncut; vol. 11 pgs uncut, bkplt. of Schimmel; vols. 12-13 pgs. cut. Booksellers labels Newbegins, San Francisco. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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        Marie Antoinette: the Dauphine.

      Paris: Goupil & Co.,, 1897. Quarto. 20th century red full crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for the Los Angeles department store J. W. Robinson Company, decorative gilt spine, gilt rule and roll tool border on sides enclosing gilt ornamental corner-pieces, central crowned monogram of Marie Antoinette set on a background of turquoise morocco, all edges gilt gauffered, richly gilt turn-ins, royal blue moiré silk endleaves. Housed in a custom made fleece-lined blue cloth solander box. Coloured portrait frontispiece of Marie Antoinette (with gold highlights), monochrome or sepia photogravure plates and head-pieces throughout; title page printed in red & black. Solander box spotted, some scattered foxing. First edition in English, originally published in French in 1896. A typically lavish production from the French publishing house of Goupil, who specialised in de luxe biographies of great historical figures; this copy sumptuously bound in London for the high-end California retailer Robinsons.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Napoleon I. In Bild und Wort

      Schmidt und Günther, Leipzig 1897 - Seiten weisen teilweise einen Wasserfleck auf, Bindung fest, Buchrücken am Gelenk aufgeplatzt, Einbandecken und Kanten stärker bestossen, Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Buchrücken und Einbandrückseite ausgeblichen, Goldprägung auf dem Cover und dem Buchrücken, roter Schnitt - "bertragen von O. Marschall von Bieberstein. Mit über 500 Textillustrationen, Vollbildern, Karikaturen und Autographen deutsch 503 pages. 4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        Jugendlust (XXIII. Jahrgang / 1897-1898 / Heft 1-49) Illustrierte Wochenschrift

      Kommisionsverlag der Korn schen Buchhandlung 1897/1898, Nürnberg - Seiten fleckig, Vorsatz am Gelenk gebrochen, Abrieb am Einband, Einbandecken und Kanten stark bestossen, Buchrücken ausgeblichen und eingeschlitzt, Rückenschild nur noch teilweise vorhanden, handschriftlicher Vermerk auf dem Vorsatzblatt, Papier gebräunt, hinteren Seiten weisen eine Fehlstelle am Rand auf - Text in Frakturschrift. deutsch 392 pages. 4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        Schulbibel Die Bibel im Auszug, für die Jugend in Schule und Haus

      Bremische Bibelgesellschaft, Bremen 1897 - Besitzervermerk auf dem Vorsatzblatt, Papier teilweise leicht stockfleckig, Bindung fest, Textstellen markiert mit Bleistift, Einband hellfleckig, Schnitt marmoriert und stockfleckig - Text in Frakturschrift. 454 Seiten + 312 Seiten deutsch 766 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        PAN. Dritter Jahrgang, Heft 3

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1897. Folio. Original wraps, with original graphics by DENIS, MAURICE; ORLIK, EMIL (4); Ubbelohde, Otto; (lacking the Nicholson and rodin) Söhn, HDO: 52803- 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Edited by Richard Graul and Caesar Flaischlen et al. PAN, the important German 21 volume art nouveau periodical (1895-1900), is a deluxe fin de siècle periodical with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts,.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        As Nature shows them. Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains. With over 400 photographic illustrations in the text and many transfers of species from life.

      - Boston, Bradlee Whidden, (1897-) 1900. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (245 x 170mm). pp. xiv, (6), 1-161; pp. xiv, (3), 164-361, with 56 transfers of species from life and over 400 photographic illustrations. Contemporary red half morocco, spines in 5 compartments with gilt butterfly ornaments and gilt lettering (skilful repair to joints). Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies only; the present copy is number 151. "The colored plates, or Nature Prints, used in this work, are direct transfers from the insects themselves; that is to say, the scales of the wings of the insects are transferred to the paper while the bodies are printed from engravings and afterwards colored by hand. The making of such transfers is not original to me, but it took a good deal of experimenting to so perfect the process . and what magnificent illustrations they are embodying all the beauty and perfections of the specimens themselves!" (From the preface). "Thousands of Lepidoptera were killed in the process of producing 500 copies of S.F. Denton's work. Conservation was not uppermost in people's minds at this time" (Gilbert p. 126).Nissen ZBI, 1079. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Woman's Medical College Of Pennsylvania: An Historical Outline

      P. Blakiston, Son, Philadelphia 1897 - Red buckram, titles in gilt on upper board, t.e.g., in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. 142. Corners rubbed, else fine, pages unopened; jacket in two pieces (front panel separated from the spine), large chip out at the rear panel, minor chipping to the front panel and upper corners). A remarkably nice copy [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        MANSFIELD PARK. With an introduction by Austin Dobson

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1897. FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.4 inches). Illustrated with 40 full page line drawings. Publishers original burgundy cloth with decorative blind stamped floral design to both boards, the front board lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Publishers presentation copy with blind circular presentation stamp to the title page. A Aside from some browning to the tissue guard opposite the frontis and on the blank free endpapers this is a very good, bright copy. Becoming increasingly difficult to find in collectable condition in the publishers cloth.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Sign of Four New Edition

      Newnes,, 1897. 8vo., original pictorial cloth blocked in gilt and black, gilt back, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, patterned endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy. With 24pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end, and the nineteenth century trade ticket of Milne of Aberdeen on front paste-down.This fine tale, the second of the Sherlock Holmes 'long' stories, was first published Iin book form in 1890. Astonishingly, this edition appears not to have been recorded by De Waal. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Arabian Sea - Maskat To Karáchi Compiled from the Surveys of Captains G.B. Brucks, S.B. Haines, T.G. Carless, A. Grieve, C.G. Constable, & A.W. Chitty, Late I.N. . Lieut. A.W. Stiffe, Late I.N. 1874 . - Engraved by Edwd. Weller. - Large corrections August 1890, April 1897':.

      - Lithographie v. Edward Weller b. Admiralty (Hydrographic Office) in London, dat. 1874, 65,5 x 104 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 345f. - Zeigt die Küste von Oman, mit dem Arabischen Meer bis Karachi in Pakistan. - Über der Karte Insetkarten von der Chabahar Bay, Jiwani Bay (Gwatar Bay) und Gwadar Bay (Paddi Zirr). - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. Seekarte. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Histoire Contemporaine: L'Orme du Mail - Le Mannequin d'Osier - L'Anneau d'Améthyste - Monsieur Bergeret à Paris.

      Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1897 - 1900 - Editions originales, 4 volumes in-8, tous en tirage de tête sur Japon impérial; L'Orme du Mail (n°26/30), Le Mannequin d'Osier (n°28/30), L'Anneau d'Améthyste (n°11/40), Monsieur Bergeret à Paris (n° 35/60). L'Orme du Mail: [iv], 336p.; Le Mannequin d'Osier: [iv], 350p.; L'Anneau d'Améthyste: [iv], 419p.; Monsieur Bergeret à Paris: [iv], 404p. Sobre et élégante reliure bradel de Carayon en demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés , plats et gardes marbrés, couvertures et dos d'origine conservés, les quatre volumes réunis sous un emboîtage bordé assorti. Avec les ex-libris de Alain de Suzannet et de Jean Inglessi. Exemplaire de parfaite fraîcheur. Exceptionnelle réunion des quatre volumes de cette tétralogie romanesque sur papier du Japon, remarquable satire de la société contemporaine avec Monsieur Bergeret, professeur de littérature latine, comme fil rouge. Située d'abord à Tourcoing, l'action se déplace à Paris avec la nomination du héros à la Sorbonne, et sa recherche d'un logement: "La rue Gît-le-Coeur l'attirait particulièrement, et quand il voyait l'écriteau d'un appartement à louer? il gravissait les montées, accompagné d'une concierge sordide? Les ateliers de reliure et de cartonnage y mettaient d'aventure une horrible senteur de colle pourrie. Et Mr. Bergeret s'en allait, pris de tristesse et de découragement." Le comte Alain de Suzannet, grand bibliophile, est issu d'une famille vendéenne propriétaire du Château de la Chardière à Chavagnes. Il vécut à Lausanne, à la "Petite Chardière", jusqu'à son décès en 1950. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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