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        The Golfer?s Referee. Compiled by The Editor of ?The Golfer.?

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

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

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

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        Following the Equator

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

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

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

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        Messidor EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

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

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

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        The Hunting of the Snark

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

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        The Invisible Man

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

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

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

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        The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

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

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

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

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        Der Baseler Congress

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

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

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

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        The Invisible Man: a Grotesque Romance

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

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        The Descendant: A Novel

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

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        The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        BLACKBERRIES

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

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        Cuba In War Time

      New York: R. H. Russell. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown paper-covered boards, titles and decoration printed in black and red on upper board and spine, t.e.g., in the publisher's matching printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. 143, frontis, and 23 b/w plates, four from photos by the author, the others from original drawings by Remington. But for a touch of rubbing at the spine tail and corners, book is fine, without flaw, with an attractive previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown; jacket also very attractive, with some expert paper repair at the corners and spine ends. Jacket not noted in BAL, nor in Dykes. BAL 4524, Dykes 504 .

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        'Weh Down Souf and Other Poems

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

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

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

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        Love is Enough, or The Freeing of Pharamond: a Morality. Written by William Morris

      Hammersmith: 1897 (issued 1898). 4to, (4), 90, (1)pp., printed in Troy and Chaucer types, with 2 full-page woodcuts after Burne-Jones and a full-page opening border. Original stiff vellum with original ties, four missing. Limited to 300 copies, the penultimate book of the Press and one of only two Kelmscott Press titles printed in three colors. The final woodcut was designed in 1870 by Burne-Jones for an edition that was never carried out - it is in a quite different style from his usual work for the Kelmscott Press. Peterson A52.

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        The Decoration of Houses

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897 First and only edition, first printing, first (American) issue, in Garrison's "B" binding (priority undetermined). Publisher's pink, white, light green and blue marbled boards, paper label lettered in black to the spine, light green top stain. Near fine, with some light rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, bright boards, former owner's inscriptions to the front endpapers, sturdy binding, clean pages. Overall, a fresh and unsophisticated copy. Garrison A2.I.a Wharton's second book, The Decoration of Houses is an interior design manual that she wrote in collaboration with architect Ogden Codman, Jr., whom she worked with to redesign her Newport, Rhode Island home. Specifically, Wharton and Codman denounce the Victorian bric-a-brac decorative style in favor of a more natural and simple classical style. As the authors explain in their preface: "Rooms may be decorated in two ways: by a superficial application of ornament totally independent of structure, or by means of those architectural features which are part of the organism of every house, inside as well as out." By focusing on balance and comfort, Wharton and Codman argue that interior design can achieve an attractive aesthetic without cumbersome decoration. Notably, this text is illustrated with black and white images of Wharton's preferred design style, including many rooms in notable European palaces which are "as simple as those in any private home.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Gold and Silver : an Elementary Treatise on Bimetallism / by James Henry Hallard

      London : Rivington, Percival, 1897, Hardback, First EditionFine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 122 pages; Physical desc. : x, [2], 122 p ; 22 cm. Subject: Bimetallism.

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        "MAY FLINT": RARE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF EARLY VERNACULAR IMAGES, SHOWING THIS AMERICAN SAILING VESSEL WRECKED BY A HURRICANE OFF LONG , ISLAND, NEW YORK, IN SEPTEMBER 1897

      1897. Original photograph album. String-tied Boards. Very Good. This album of photographs taken by Captain Edward D.P. Nickels, Master of the "May Flint," contains 15 albumen print photographs with handwritten captions, mounted one per leaf, with tissue guards (and one unmounted), in a string-tied album made by the Captain's wife, Emma Curtis Nickels. Green paper boards, 5.75" x 7.25". The photographs vary in size from 4.5" x 3.5" to 3.25" x 3.25" These original 1897 photographs show the "May Flint" in the Delaware River and in the aftermath of a hurricane at the New York Bight, where Long Island and New Jersey form an upside-down L around shallow waters, a hurricane alley. (The "May Flint," originally an iron steamship named "Persian Monarch," had been enroute three years earlier from London to New York when a terrific storm drove her onto the beach at Long Island on 3 May 1894. After the storm, she was broken up, re-launched, and sold. All engines were removed. She was converted to a sailing vessel and renamed "May Flint" by her new owners, Flint & Co.). The photographs in this album are captioned: "May Flint" in the Delaware River; Next morning after the hurricane; Main and Mizen from the top gallant forecastle; Clearing wreckage at the Main; Wreckage about the deck; Bending the double Topsail; Hoisting main Topmast; Taken lying off Staten Island; &c. Captain Nickels, a Boston commander of high repute and much experience, was master of the clipper ship "Flying Fish" as well as captain of the "May Flint." ~~ Laid into this album are three cabinet-card photographs. The first is of Captain Nickels, made in his home town of Searsport, Maine, and signed [by him?] on the verso. The second cabinet card is of the Captain's wife, Emma Curtis Nickels, done by Morse of San Francisco, and signed [by her?] on the verso. The third photograph is of the Captain in later years, done by Taber of San Francisco, inscribed and signed by the Captain on the verso: "With the compliments of the season / David Nickels." The cabinet cards range in size from 6.5" x 4" to 8.5" x 5.25"

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        The Origin of the Species By Means of Natural Selection

      London: John Murray, 1897. Definitive 6th Edition which includes all the final revisions by Darwin. Original green cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Some spotting to front board, otherwise an excellent example of this rare book with cloth and gilt very fresh and bright. One of the most important scientific works of the last two centuries, On the Origin of Species was (and still is) also one of the most controversial. The book caused an uproar immediately upon its publication. Before publication of the Origin, Darwin wrote to his publisher John Murray:' It may be conceit, but I believe the subject will interest the public.' The first edition of 1250 copies sold out quickly. With copies of the First English Edition approaching 6 figures, this very nice copy of the 6th edition is an appealing alternative. Freeman 451. 6th Edition (49th Thousand). Very Good.

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        PEKING HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION.

      Peking 1897, - Lazaristes. Buff cloth, very good, small folio,copious, 562p., 36 b.w. illustrations, 660 gravures, 124phototypes, 24 collographies, thick copious work, very crispcopy of an exceptionally RARE BOOK. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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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. > 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. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Manoscritto autografo firmato della "Ballade des biens immeubles" per voce e pianoforte su un testo di André Gide tratto dalle "Nourritures terrestre" pubblicate nel 1897, datato da Castiglioncello 2 Ottobre 1930. Nove pagine in - 4. "Quand la rivière eut bien monté. / Il y avait des endroits où l'on voyait encore des arbres. / D?autres où l'on voyait des toits de maisons. / Des clochers, des murs, et plus loin, des collines ; / D'autres endroits où l'on ne voyait plus rien du tout. / Il y avait des paysans qui firent monter leurs troupeaux sur les collines ; D'autres qui emportèrent dans un bateau leurs petits enfants ; / Il y en eut qui emportèrent de la bijouterie, / Des mangeailies, des papiers écrits, et tout ce qui pouvait flotter d'argent. / Il y en eut qui n'emportèrent rien du tout. / Ceux - ci, qui avaient fui dans des barques entrainées, Se réveillèrent dans des terres qu'ils ne connaissaient pas de tout. / Il y en eut qui se réveillèrent en Amérique ;D'autres en Chine, et d'autres sur les rives du Pérou. / Il y en eut qui ne se réveillèrent pas de tout." Pubblicata dall'editore Ricordi nel 1931 la Ballata verrà orchestrata quattro anni più tardi dall'autorE

      

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        Nomenclatura geográfica y etimológica de México, Primera y segunda part (Etimologías de los nombres de lugar correspondientes a los principales idiomas que se hablan en la República)

      Secretaría de Fomento, Ciudad de México 1897 - PRIMERA EDICIÓN FIRMADA POR EL AUTOR. FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Bellisimo ejemplar de las dos partes del tratado + la nomenclatura indigena del nombre de los lugares. Plena piel con portada bajo relieve y dorados en el marco interior. Plena de imagenes de la nomenclatura indigena coloreadas a mano en varias tintas. El Dr. Antonio Peñafiel fue el encargado de diseñar el pabellón mexicano para exposición mundial de París en 1889, motivos mexicas. MUY BUEN ejemplar. Primera parte 224pp; Segunda Parte 336pp + índice; Nomenclatura 109pp [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Devotee: An Episode in the Life of a Butterfly

      London: Edward Arnold. 1897. First. First edition. Octavo. pp. [1-9] 10-211 [212-224 (publisher's advertisements)]. Publisher's blue-grey cloth blocked on the front cover with a decorative design in black, lettered on the spine in gold. Author's presentation copy (to her brother?) inscribed on a paper slip neatly laid-down on the front free endpaper: "With Mary's Love, March 10th '97." Corners lightly bumped, a bright, fine copy. Both Sadleir and Wolff go out of their way to praise Cholmondeley and this work in particular. Sadleir: "She is an excellent example of the not-so-long-ago front-rank novelist, whose books in good condition are extraordinarily difficult to find." Wolf: "A very interesting story psychologically, Freudian case-history observed with clinical detachment." A beautiful presentation copy. Sadleir 549; Wolff 1211. .

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

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

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        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)

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        Cuba In War Time

      R. H. Russell, New York 1897 - Brown paper-covered boards, titles and decoration printed in black and red on upper board and spine, t.e.g., in the publisher's matching printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. 143, frontis, and 23 b/w plates, four from photos by the author, the others from original drawings by Remington. But for a touch of rubbing at the spine tail and corners, book is fine, without flaw, with an attractive previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown; jacket also very attractive, with some expert paper repair at the corners and spine ends. Jacket not noted in BAL, nor in Dykes. BAL 4524, Dykes 504 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES AVENTURES DU DERNIER ABENCERAGE

      Paris, Edouard Pelletan, 1897. In-8 gr. (mm. 282x190), bella legatura in mz. marocch. mod. con grandi angoli, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, conserv. cop. orig., pp. 135 (di diverso formato), tit. in rosso e nero, molto ben illustrato nel t. e f.t. da 44 composizioni di Daniel Vierge, inc. su legno da Florian, di cui: un ritratto dell?'A., 3 testate, 3 finali e 13 tavv. f.t.; tutte le illustrazioni hanno una ?"suite?", posta al fine. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 100: ?"Un des beaux livres de Vierge, très coté?" - Benezit,XIV, p. 222 cita anche l?'illustrazione di quest?'opera e precisa: ?"Daniel Vierge, pseudonyme de Urrabieta Ortiz y Vierge (1851-1904), espagnol, aquarelliste, graveur, illustrateur, depuis 1870 actif en France?". Pregevole edizione di complessivi 400 esempl. numerati. Il ns., 35, fa parte della tirat. di 100 ?"sur vélin avec suite?". Ben conservato.

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        Sitzender türkischer Soldat, eine Pfeife rauchend.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten signiert „Cham". 19,1:13,1 cm. Ecken schräg geschnitten. Der aus adeliger Familie stammende Zeichner und Lithograph Noé absolvierte seine künstlerische Ausbildung bei dem Historienmaler P. Delaroche (1897-1856) und bei dem besonders für seine Darstellungen aus dem Soldatenleben und seine Karikaturen bekannten N.-T. Charlet (1792-1845). Anschließend widmete er sich zunächst der grotesken Zeichnung. Ab 1840 nahm er das Pseudonym „Cham" an. 1842 kamen seine ersten Karikaturen heraus. Nachfolgend hielt er hauptsächlich die politischen und auch alltäglichen Ereignisse des Tages parodierend fest, die er für Almanache, besonders für den „Almanac prophétique" und für das Musée Philipon anfertigte. 1854-1873 war er vor allem für die satirische Zeitschrift „Charivari", für die auch H. Daumier (1808-1879) arbeitete, tätig. Auch die englischen Zeitungen „Punsch" und „Illustrated News" veröffentlichten seine Zeichnungen. Ab 1860 schrieb er auch Komödien, die ihm im Gegensatz zu seinen Karikaturen jedoch wenig Erfolg einbrachten.

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        Bird's-Eye View of the Borough of Brooklyn

      Brooklyn.: Brooklyn Daily Eagle.. 1897.. Bird's eye view map / poster, sheet 23 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen: map was folded with fold splits and one tear at upper edge, all now visible only on close examination. A panoramic view looking from the northwest with the Navy Yard and downtown Brooklyn in the foreground, reaching as far as Seagate and Coney Island at the right horizon. The Post Office and Eagle Building are named, along with various parks and cemeteries. The smoke stacks and church steeples together with the masted ships at the docks contrast with the extensive unpopulated areas to paint a picture of a vibrant and growing community. Signed by the artist George Welch in lower image. .

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        The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

      The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould. 1897 London (Methuen & Co.)A very attractive, rarely seen set (extra illustrated) on one of the most important and controversial figures in French History.London (Methuen & Co.) 1897 printing of "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould.  This is a very special "Extra Illustrated" edition of this two volume set.  Each volume is hardcover with 624 total pages between the two volumes.  Each volume measures 12-3/8" tall by 8-1/2" wide.Both Vols originaly bound by Bayntun-Riviere, have been expertly rebacked with original spines laid down & nicley refurbished.In addition to the many text illustrations found in this two volume edition of Sabine Baring-Gould's "Life of Napoleon Bonaparte", this special morocco leather bound set has many added engravings. Volume One has approximately 75 added illustrations, most of them engravings including some hand colored. Volume Two also has approximately 75 added illustrations, most of them also engravings including some also hand colored.Cover is a nice full morocco accented with designs including the Napoleonic initial "N", Napoleonic Eagles, and Napoleonic Bees."Napoléon Bonaparte (born Napoleone di Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 ?" 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and again in 1815. Napoleon dominated European affairs for nearly two decades while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He won several of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, rapidly conquering most of continental Europe before his ultimate defeat in 1815. One of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide and he remains one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in Western history.  In civil affairs, Napoleon implemented several liberal reforms across Europe, including the abolition of feudalism, the establishment of legal equality and religious toleration, and the legalization of divorce. His lasting legal achievement, the Napoleonic Code, has been adopted by dozens of nations around the world.Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica to a relatively modest family of noble Italian ancestry. From 1789, Napoleon supported the Revolution and tried to spread its ideals to Corsica, but he was banished from the island in 1793. In 1795, he saved the French government from collapse by firing on the Parisian mobs with cannons, an event known as the 13 Vendémiaire. The Directory then appointed him as General of the Army of Italy at age 26. After marrying Joséphine de Beauharnais in March 1796, he started the Italian military campaign and scored a series of decisive victories that made him famous throughout Europe. In 1798 he launched a military expedition to Egypt, conquering the Ottoman province with a critical victory at the Battle of the Pyramids and facilitating the rise of modern Egyptology.The Directory collapsed when Napoleon and his supporters engineered a coup in November 1799. He was installed as First Consul of the Consulate and progressively extended his personal control over France. A victory over the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in 1800 cemented his political power. The Consulate witnessed a number of achievements for Napoleon, such as the Concordat of 1801 with the Catholic Church and the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. In 1804, the Senate declared him the Emperor of the French, setting the stage for the French Empire. Intractable differences with the British meant by 1805 the French were facing a Third Coalition. Napoleon shattered this coalition with decisive victories in the Ulm Campaign and a historic triumph at the Battle of Austerlitz. The Peace of Pressburg culminated in the elimination of the millennial Holy Roman Empire. In October 1805, however, a combined Franco-Spanish fleet was destroyed at the Battle of Trafalgar, allowing Britain to impose a naval blockade of the French coasts. In retaliation, Napoleon established the Continental System in 1806 to cut off European trade with Britain and the Fourth Coalition took up arms against him. The French initially focused their attack on the Prussians, crushing the latter at the battles of Jena and Auerstedt in October 1806. After knocking out Prussia, Napoleon turned his attention towards the Russians and eventually annihilated them in June 1807 at the Battle of Friedland. Friedland forced the Russians to accept the Treaties of Tilsit in July 1807, often regarded as the high watermark of the French Empire.Napoleon tried to compel Portugal to follow the Continental System by sending an army into Iberia. In 1808, he declared his brother Joseph Bonaparte the King of Spain, which precipitated the outbreak of the Peninsular War, widely noted for its brutal guerrilla warfare. In 1809 the Austrians launched another attack against the French. Napoleon defeated them at the Battle of Wagram, dissolving the Fifth Coalition formed against France. After the Treaty of Schönbrunn in the fall of 1809, he divorced Josephine and married Austrian princess Marie Louise in 1810. By 1811, Napoleon ruled over 70 million people across an empire that had near-total domination in Europe, which had not witnessed this level of political consolidation since the days of the Roman Empire.  He maintained his strategic status through a series of alliances and family appointments to royal households. Napoleon launched a new aristocracy in France while allowing for the return of nobles who had been forced into exile by the Revolution.Escalating tensions over the existence of a Polish State and the Continental System led to renewed enmity with Russia. To enforce his blockade, Napoleon launched an invasion of Russia in 1812 that ended in catastrophic failure for the French. In early 1813, Prussia and Russia joined forces to fight against France, with the Austrians also joining this Sixth Coalition later in the year. In October 1813, a large Allied army defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig. The next year, the Allies launched an invasion of France and captured Paris, forcing Napoleon to abdicate in April 1814. He was exiled to the island of Elba. The Bourbons were restored to power and the French lost most territories they had conquered since the Revolution. However, Napoleon escaped from Elba in February 1815 and returned to lead the French government, only to find himself at war against another coalition. This new coalition decisively defeated him at the Battle of Waterloo in June. He attempted to flee to the United States, but the British blocked his escape route. He surrendered to British custody and spent the last six years of his life in confinement on the remote island of Saint Helena. His death in 1821, at the age of 51, was received by shock and grief throughout Europe and the New World. In 1840, roughly one million people lined the streets of Paris to witness his remains returning to France, where they still reside at Les Invalides."Books are in poor to very good condition.  Covers, although still extremely attractive, are in poor condition in that the front cover of Volume One and the rear cover of Volume Two are both detached.  The edges of the covers appear to be still in good condition but there is some rubbing wear to the corners.  The areas at the joints where the two covers are detached shows roughness.  In addition, both spine covers are present, but detached from each volume.  A gold border is applied to the pastedowns of each cover with attractive pastel to the paper of the pastedowns and endpapers.  The interior of each volume is another story as they are both in very good or better condition.  Pages are clean and complete but do show some age discoloration to the paper.  Especially, it appears, to the paper used for the extra illustrations as they show brownness around the edges.  However, the illustrations themselves seem to be immune from the discoloration.  Each extra illustration has a tissue paper protector.  This tissue paper also shows discoloration bled from the illustration paper.  Text pages also show age discoloration to a lesser extent but this also appears to be discoloration bled from the pages of the extra illustrations.  Pages have gilt applied to the edges.  Interior binding is still in very good condition as all pages are still well attached.From Wikipedia -"Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (28 January 1834 ?" 2 January 1924) was an English Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, Lew Trenchard Manor near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he had it rebuilt and is now a hotel. He is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to the English.Sabine Baring-Gould was born in the parish of St Sidwell, Exeter on 28 January 1834.  The eldest son of Edward Baring-Gould and his first wife, Sophia Charlotte (née Bond), he was named after a great-uncle, the Arctic explorer Sir Edward Sabine.  Because the family spent much of his childhood travelling round Europe, most of his education was by private tutors. He only spent about two years in formal schooling, first at King's College School in London (then located in Somerset House) and then, for a few months, at Warwick Grammar School (now Warwick School). Here his time was ended by a bronchial disease of the kind that was to plague him throughout his long life. His father considered his ill-health as a good reason for another European tour.In 1852 he was admitted to Cambridge University, earning the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in 1857, then Master of Arts in 1860 from Clare College, Cambridge.  During 1864, he became the curate at Horbury Bridge, West Riding of Yorkshire. It was while acting as a curate that he met Grace Taylor, the daughter of a mill hand, then aged fourteen. In the next few years they fell in love. His vicar, John Sharp, arranged for Grace to live for two years with relatives in York to learn middle class manners. Baring-Gould, meanwhile, relocated to become perpetual curate at Dalton, near Thirsk. He and Grace were married in 1868 at Wakefield.  Their marriage lasted until her death 48 years later, and the couple had 15 children, all but one of whom lived to adulthood. When he buried his wife in 1916 he had carved on her tombstone the Latin motto Dimidium Animae Meae ("Half my Soul").Baring-Gould became the rector of East Mersea in Essex in 1871 and spent ten years there. In 1872 his father died and he inherited the 3,000 acre (12 km²) family estates of Lew Trenchard in Devon, which included the gift of the living of Lew Trenchard parish. When the living became vacant in 1881, he was able to appoint himself to it, becoming parson as well as squire. He did a great deal of work restoring St Peter's Church, Lew Trenchard, and (from 1883?"1914) thoroughly remodelled his home, Lew Trenchard Manor. Baring-Gould wrote many novels including The Broom-Squire set in the Devil's Punch Bowl (1896), Mehalah and Guavas, the Tinner (1897), a collection of ghost stories, a 16-volume The Lives of the Saints, and the biography of the eccentric poet-vicar of Morwenstow, Robert Stephen Hawker. His folkloric studies resulted in The Book of Were-Wolves (1865), one of the most frequently cited studies of lycanthropy. He habitually wrote while standing, and his desk can be seen in the manor.One of his most enduringly popular works was Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, first published in two parts during 1866 and 1868, and republished in many other editions since then. "Each of the book's twenty-four chapters deals with a particular medieval superstition and its variants and antecedents," writes critic Steven J. Mariconda.  H. P. Lovecraft termed it "that curious body of medieval lore which the late Mr. Baring-Gould so effectively assembled in book form."He wrote much about the Westcountry: his works of this topic include:A Book of the West. 2 vols. I: Devon; II: Cornwall. London : Methuen, 1899 Cornish Characters and Strange Events. London: John Lane, 1909 (reissued in 1925 in 2 vols., First series and Second series) Devonshire Characters and Strange Events.Baring-Gould served as President of the Royal Institution of Cornwall for ten years from 1897."

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        Sitzender türkischer Soldat, eine Pfeife rauchend.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten signiert "Cham". 19,1:13,1 cm. Ecken schräg geschnitten.. Der aus adeliger Familie stammende Zeichner und Lithograph Noe absolvierte seine künstlerische Ausbildung bei dem Historienmaler P. Delaroche (1897-1856) und bei dem besonders für seine Darstellungen aus dem Soldatenleben und seine Karikaturen bekannten N.-T. Charlet (1792-1845). Anschließend widmete er sich zunächst der grotesken Zeichnung. Ab 1840 nahm er das Pseudonym "Cham" an. 1842 kamen seine ersten Karikaturen heraus. Nachfolgend hielt er hauptsächlich die politischen und auch alltäglichen Ereignisse des Tages parodierend fest, die er für Almanache, besonders für den "Almanac prophetique" und für das Musee Philipon anfertigte. 1854-1873 war er vor allem für die satirische Zeitschrift "Charivari", für die auch H. Daumier (1808-1879) arbeitete, tätig. Auch die englischen Zeitungen "Punsch" und "Illustrated News" veröffentlichten seine Zeichnungen. Ab 1860 schrieb er auch Komödien, die ihm im Gegensatz zu seinen Karikaturen jedoch wenig Erfolg einbrachten.

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        Picture Ribbons. An Exposition of the Methods and Apparatus Employed in the Manufacture of the Picture Ribbons used in Projecting Lanterns to Give the Appearance of Objects in Motion.

      Washington DC: C. Francis Jenkins, 1897 - Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, bevelled boards, patterned endpapers, six leaves of advertisements at rear. Small contemporary sticker to foot of spine reading "290". Extremities gently rubbed, small dent to bottom edge of both boards, a few minor marks to cloth, the occasional spot or light finger mark to contents but overall bright and crisp. An excellent copy. Frontispiece photographic portrait, photographs and diagrams throughout. First edition of the author's book on chronophotography and proto-film reels. Charles Francis Jenkins (1867–1934) was a prolific inventor (over 400 patents were issued to his name) and an important pioneer of cinema and television. He devised a "motion picture projecting box", which, on 6 June 1894, became the first apparatus to project a film in front of an audience, an event which took place at Jenkins's cousin's jewelry shop in Richmond, Virginia. That same year the Lumière Brothers shot "Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory", which is generally considered to be the first film ever made but which was not shown until 28 December 1895. Picture Ribbons is a surprisingly comprehensive work, considering it was written at the infancy of film. As well as presenting Jenkins's projector, the "Phantoscope", the book covers all aspects related to film reels, from manufacturing, photographing and developing, to perforating and splicing. A rare title with exquisite illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition]

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