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      Prague: F. Simacek, 1897. Signed by the illustrator, Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha. Brown embossed cloth binding, with gilt stamping and attached metal ornaments at front corners. In Very Good+ condition. Lacking the front free end paper. Title page shows a hand-numbered postage-like stamp, and an erased rubber stamp (perhaps from an institution). Pages show toning and light occasional smudging. A beautifully bound book, signed by Czech Art Nouveau artist, Alphonse Mucha.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        'Captains Courageous'. A Story of the Grand Banks

      Macmillan, London 1897, 1897. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. With illustrations (frontispiece and 20 plates). Publishers' original royal blue cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt, black endpapers, a.e.g. Some foxing, inner joints just starting, cloth is fresh, gilt brilliant. A crisp, fine copy, housed in a protective quarter leather case. Classic seafaring adventure story. Stewart. BBA sale 634 [Literature].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Mollusca of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and North Arabian Sea.

      London, 1897-1916.. 3 vols.: I. Persian Gulf Mollusca / The Mollusca of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and North Arabian Sea. II. Persian Gulf papers - Index / The Mollusca of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and Arabian Sea, as evidenced mainly through the collections of Mr. F. W. Townsend, 1893-1906; with descriptions of new species. III. Mollusca of Bombay Madras Andamans etc. / Papers on the Mollusca of Bombay: Karachi: Aden: Madras: Torres Straits: Andamans: etc. Also on Conus: Cypraea: Harpa: etc. 50 original works by Melvill and 11 by other authors, all on shells or brachiopods from the western Indian Ocean.. The British malacologist J. C. Melville (1845-1929), son of the like-named Under-Secretary of State for India and grandson of the last secretary of the East India Company, James Cosmo Melvill (1845-1929) described more than 1,000 new molluscs between 1881 and 1928. "Perhaps Melvill is best remembered for his Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea work, for by himself or with co-authors he described nearly 600 new species or varieties from that region" (A. Trew). The present three-volume set deals exactly with that material, mostly collected by F. W. Townsend, captain of the Cable-Ship "Patrick Stewart", when inspecting the Eastern Telegraph Company's cables at the bottom of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. Townsend sent the shells that were found on the cables first to G. B. Sowerby, later directly to Melvill, and all were described by the latter, usually together with the Assistent Keeper of Zoology at the Manchester Museum, Robert Standen (1854-1925). In contrast to many contemporaries, Melvill took great care in illustrating his new species. The three "Melvill papers" volumes are titled on spine and title pages as cited above. The compiler of these three volumes has added, in neat handwriting, the titles, for each volume a list of the contents by title, a consecutive page numbering and an index to all the new and illustrated species and genera. It is unknown who compiled these volumes, though it could have been John Read le Brockton Tomlin, "a protege of J. C. Melvill [...] Tomlin added to the collection considerably and also collected a unique library of molluscan books and reprints" (Trew). In all there are 50 original works by Melvill, and 11 by other authors (e.g. E. A. Smith, R. Standen, and G. B. Sowerby III) but also dealing with shells or brachiopods from the western Indian Ocean, often relating directly to Melvill papers. One is F. W. Townsend "Notes on shell collecting in the northern parts of the Arabian Sea, including the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf in the years 1890-1914". The vast majority are original offprints; some, mostly smaller papers were taken from magazines and carefully mounted on blank paper. Each of the offprints itself is a rarity, and a collection like this one is absolutely unique. - A. Trew, Melvill's new molluscan names. Vol I: 1897(b); 1897(g); 1898(k); 1899(j), 1899(k); 1903(c); 1903(e), 1903(f), 1904(a); 1904(b); 1904(c), 1904(d); 1904(e); 1904(f); 1904(g); 1904(h); 1905(a); 1906(a); 1906(b); 1906(c); 1906(d); 1910(c); 1910(d); 1912(b); 1917(a); 1917(d); 1917(f); 1918(c). - Vol. II: 1901(d); 1907(e); 1928. - Vol. III: 1886; 1893(e); 1893(f); 1894(b), 1895(a); 1895(c); 1896(b); 1897(h); 1898(a), 1898(c); 1898(i); 1899(a); 1899(g), 1899(h); 1900(b); 1901(e); 1903(a); 1905(b); 1916(a).

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      Archibald Constable and Company, London 1897 - First Edition, third issue with Shoulder of Shasta ad on p. 392 and the catalogue inserted in the back of the book. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's yellow cloth with some wear to the spine and discoloration to the panels. The binding of the book is tight with light rubbing and foxing to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a very good copy of this scarce first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Beetle

      London, Skeffington. 1897, 1897. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark red cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board. Decorated in green and black with a striking egyptian eye motif and, naturally enough, a large beetle to the front board. Faded to spine, bumped to spine ends, minor edgewear, a strong, handsome copy of a scarce book. Internally clean, patterned endpapers, frontis. with tissue guard, front inner paper-joint cracked. This copy bears the ownership inscription of the publisher Harold E. Skeffington, dated September 1897, to the half title. One of the best selling novels of the late nineteenth century; The Beetle remained in print for over 60 years, effortlessly outselling its now far better known competition, a certain Dracula being amongst them. Subsequent literary endeavours by people like Boothby and Rohmer clearly owe a lot to Marsh's really rather high calibre tale of evil oriental interlopers with insidious powers and sinister intentions. A handsome association copy of an important book.

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        The Pierrot of the Minute

      London: Leonard Smithers,, 1897. A Dramatic Phantasy in One Act. Large octavo (pp. 43). Original green cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered spine and front cover, pictorial gilt stamps from designs by Beardsley on front and back covers, top edges gilt. Title page printed in red & black; frontispiece, initial letter, vignette and cul-de-lampe by Beardsley. Binding a little shaken and rubbed (more noticeably at the extremities), short closed-tear at head of frontispiece (not affecting illustration) with old tape repair mark on verso. First edition, one of only 300 copies printed on paper, a further 30 were printed on Japanese vellum. Pierrot of the Minute brought together three of the major figures of fin de siécle London: the poet Ernest Dowson, considered by T. S. Eliot to be the most gifted and technically perfect of his age, the publisher Leonard Smithers, and the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It is one of Beardsley's last books. He described it as "delightful" and "well he might, for... in its design, paper, bindings, and, of course, with Beardsley's wonderful pictures and cover design, make it one of the finest of all the "Smithers books" (James G. Nelson, Publisher to the Decadents: Leonard Smithers in the careers of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson, 2000, p. 157).

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        THE WELL-BELOVED (First American Edition IN ORIGINAL 1897 DUST JACKET)

      Harper & Brothers 1897 - Hardy, Thomas. THE WELL-BELOVED: A sketch of a temperament. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. First American Edition. Original green publisher's cloth, gilt. Etched Frontispiece with tissue guard, and a map, both featuring Hardy's fictional Wessex. A Fine, bright copy with only the most minor of blemishes in an ORIGINAL 1897 DUST JACKET (slightly stained and a little browned, expert paper restoration to the verso). THE WELL-BELOVED, Thomas Hardy's 14th and last novel, is a fantasy which tells the story of sculptor Jocelyn Pierston and his love for three generations of women. Although one of Hardy's minor works, it is unfairly underrated. The theme of man's universal experience of pursuing unattainable perfection in a mate is pure Hardy at its core. Any 19th Century DJ on a Thomas Hardy first edition is exceedingly rare, we know of only a handful. Purdy (p. 96). [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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        De profundis

      1 Epistola in carcere at vinculis. Brano di una lettera in lingua inglese scritta dal poeta ad un suo amico Lord Alfred Douglas nell'anno 1897. Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1945. In 8vo, carattere Garamond corpo 16 e 18 tondo e corsivo. Tiratura 125 esemplari. Rilegatura in pergamena. esemplare n.67In buone condizioni.

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        Bibliographica. Papers on Books, Their History and Art

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Tr?bner and Company, Limited, 1897. First edition. Printed by T. & A. Constable, Edinburgh, Printed on thick paper and limited to 850 copies. Illustrated. viii 511; viii, 503; viii, 511 pp. 3 vols. 4to. Bound in three quarter red morocco, t.e.g. by Zaehnsdorf, with original blue printed wrappers bound in at back. Small splits in joint, else a very attractive set.

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        13 ALMANACS From The 1800s (some may be quite RARE)

      NH: LEAVITT'S Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H., 1897. Book. Fair. Soft cover. TITLE: 13 ALMANACS From The 1800s (some may be quite RARE) AUTHOR: DUDLEY LEAVITT, A. M. PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: Various (see below) EDITION: Various months and years CATEGORY: Science, Education, Rare BINDING/COVER: Softbacks without dust jacket COLOR: Brown CONDITION: Overall the almanacs are in fair condition taking into account they were published without boards. Most have foldings to the tips of a few pages. Books are is without marks or writings. SIZE: 4 ½ x 7 (approximately) PAGES: pages. Fair/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: There are 13 ALMANACS FOR SALE (ONLY 10 SHOWN IN PHOTO), AND THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1) LEAVITT'S - FARMER'S AND SCHOLAR'S ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1831. Published and Sold by Horatio Hill, Concord, 1831. A page or so may be missing at the end. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Poor++. 2) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XXXVIII - THE NEW ENGLAND FARMER'S AND SCHOLAR'S ALMANACK, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1834. Published and Sold by Marsh Capen & Lyon, Concord 1834. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 3) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XLVII - THE NEW ENGLAND ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR 1843. Published and Sold by John F. Brown, Concord 1843. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 4) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XLVIII - THE NEW ENGLAND ALMANACK, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN, FOR THE YEAR 1844. Published and Sold by John F. Brown, Concord 1844. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 5) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XLIX - THE NEW ENGLAND FARMER'S ALMANACK, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN, FOR THE YEAR 1845. Published and Sold by John F. Brown, Concord 1845. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 6) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER LI - THE NEW ENGLAND FARMER'S ALMANACK, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1847. Published and Sold by John F. Brown, Concord 1847. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. The cover page has a tear to the front side. Fair-. 7 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER LVIII - OLD FARMER'S ALMANACK, AND MISCELLANEOUS YEAR BOOK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1854. Published by Peabody & Daniell, Franklin, N.H. 1854. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 8 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER LIX - OLD FARMER'S ALMANACK, AND MISCELLANEOUS YEAR BOOK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1855. Published by Daniell & Bradbury, Franklin, N.H. 1855. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 9) THE TRIBUNE ALMANAC FOR 1866. The first few pages may be missing. The first page is '5'. THERE IS AN IRON LIKE BROWN IMPRINT TO THE FRONT AND A COUPLE OF PAGES BENEATH (see photo). Poor- (due to missing first pages and iron mark). 10 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER 71 - FARMER'S ALMANAC, 1867. Published by Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H. 1867. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 11 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER 32 - FARMER'S ALMANAC, 1878. Published by Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H. 1878. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 12 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XCVII - FARMER'S ALMANACK, IMPROVED AND MISCELLANEOUS YEAR BOOK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1893. Published by Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H. 1893. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. There is a stain to the top corner front corner edge that penetrates a couple of pages inward. Fair--. 13 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER 101I - FARMER'S ALMANACK, IMPROVED 1897. Published by Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H. 1897. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. There is a stain to the top middle front page that do.

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      - LACROMA descrizione di S.A.I e R. L?ARCHIDUCHESSA STEFANIA Principessa- Vedova Ereditaria d?Austria-Ungheria. Con Illustrazioni prese sal Vero dall? I. R. Pittore di Corte per le Marine A. PERKO. Traduzione di Angelo de Eisner-Eisenhof.Vienna, Adolfo W. Künast. 1897. Folio mayor, piel, planos estampados, guardas de moaré, contracantos dorados. 42 p. + 1 h. Bellísima edición ilustrada con xilografías en texto y a toda plana. Rara edición posiblemente de tirada no comercial o muy corta, con la descripción de la isla Lacroma, que se encuentra frente al puerto de Ragusa (Dubrovnik) costas de Croacia, ahora deshabitada entonces residencia real.  [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Butterflies and Moths. Vol. I - V. (Komplett).,

      - Mit 157 (von 158 Abbildungen), London, John F. Shaw, ohne Jahr, (1897), LXXIV, 261, XXIII, 332, XXVII, 308, XLII, 246 und XII, 332 Seiten, 19x12,5, rote Original-Leinenbände mit Rückentitel, bei Band I fehlt die Tafel 6, sonst vollständig, die erste Tafel hat an der rechten oberen Ecke einen kleinen Randeinriß/Eselsohr, bei Tafel 49 fehlt das Seidenhemdchen/Schutzpapier, die Schnitte sind etwas fleckig/stockfleckig, der Vorsatz von Band V ist am Rand stellenweise fleckig, sonst nur geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, in englischer Sprache, 5 Bände, (komplett),

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

      London: J.S.Virtue & Co. Ltd. G+ : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed and bumped. Light edge wear and spine wear with some fading. Darkening to page ends. Bookplate on paste-down. Contents tight. 1897. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges. 330mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). 331pp+ adverts. Numerous illustrations and portraits. .

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        The Tree of Life

      John Lane : The Bodley Head, 1897, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionoriginal green boards are worn marked and a little frayed at the spine ends. the book has a previous owner's name and date on the first blank end page. also a reference number printed on the second blank end page. age related marks, creases and a few small nicks. the binding is excellent. the condition is given in terms of the book's age. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 68fj.

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        The Invisible Man

      C. Arthur Pearson, London 1897 - Stunning example of this very scarce first edition of HG Wells' classic. Gilt lettering very clear although spine cloth is a tiny bit sun faded. Vignette in black on front board. Very clean and crisp binding. Pages somewhat browned/yellowed, with very occasional minor foxing, more especially on prelims. This came from the library of AWF Fuller and the ffep carries a pencilled inscription, which is almost certainly in his hand, describing where the action of the story takes place and other references relevant to the story. Tiny chip, only noticeable on very close inspection, from lower half fore edge of ffep which has been repaired with a small piece of invisible book page professional quality tape. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        How money makes money / by Duncans

      London : Effingham Wilson, 1897, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Stated First EditionVery good copy in the original title-blocked off-white cloth. Titles in red on front panel and spine. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age. Some light surface dust marks to boards. Corners bumped. Previous owner's signature to ffep. Remains particularly well-preserved overall.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 195 pages; Physical description: viii, 195 p., tables ; 19 cm. Subjects: Investments - Stock exchanges - Speculation - Finance - Works - 19th century. Notes: With 2 pages of press-notices for a work by the author after main text.

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        The Laws of Bridge as Adopted by the Whist Club: Also the Etiquette of the Game with Hints for Play

      New York: 11 West 36th Street, 1897. First edition. 62 pp. Printed by the Brooklyn Eagle Printing Department. 1 vols. 12mo. Olive original cloth, stained and warped, corner of front flyleaf excised. An early bridge rule book, the first appeared in London, 1886. OCLC locates three copies.

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

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

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        Ende. Blatt 6 aus dem Zyklus „Ein Weberaufstand", 1897.

      1897 1897 - Radierung und Aquatinta, auf festem strukturiertem Papier. 24,6:30,6 cm. Gedruckt bei O. Felsing, Berlin. – Im breiten Rand mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Ecke rechts oben mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Literatur: Klipstein 37 III (von 5). 1895-1898 arbeitete Kollwitz an den von G. Hauptmanns Werk „Die Weber" inspirierten Zyklus „Weberaufstand" und wurde damit 1898 auf der „Großen Berliner Kunstausstellung" bekannt. Käthe Kollwitz studierte 1886-1887 in Berlin bei K. Stauffer-Bern (1857-1891), 1887 in Königsberg bei E. Neide (1843-1908) und 1888-1890 in München bei L. von Herterich (1856-1932). 1891 angeregt durch M. Klinger (1857-1920) Hinwendung zur Graphik. Seit 1898 war sie Mitglied der Berliner Sezession, ab 1913 der „Freien Secession" und Mitbegründerin des ersten „Frauenkunstverbandes". 1898-1903 Lehrtätigkeit an der Künstlerinnenschule Berlin. 1899 erhielt sie in Dresden die Kl. Goldmedaille für den Zyklus „Weberaufstand". 1904 ging sie nach Paris, um an der Académie Julian zu studieren. 1907 reiste sie nach Florenz. 1909 Beginn bildhauerischer Arbeiten. 1919 Aufnahme als erste Frau in die Preußische Akademie der Künste und Professur, dort ab 1928 Leiterin des Meisterateliers für Graphik. 1929 Verleihung des Ordens „Pour le Mérite" in der Klasse Wissenschaften und Künste. 1933 wurde sie durch die Nationalsozialisten zur Aufgabe ihrer Lehrtätigkeit gezwungen und ihre Arbeiten aus dem öffentlichen Raum entfernt, zudem erhielt sie Ausstellungsverbot. 1942 Aufenthalt in Nordburg, 1943 Zerstörung ihrer Berliner Wohnung, womit zahlreiche ihrer Arbeiten zerstört wurden, 1944 Reise nach Moritzburg bei Dresden. Im Mittelpunkt ihres Schaffens stehen sozialpolitische und gegen den Krieg gerichtete Themen.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, Prachtausgabe, 17 + 4 Bände, Neuer Abdruck, 1897 - 1901.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1897 - 1901.. Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. Vollständiges Grundwerk (A - Z) in 17 Bänden sowie der Ergänzungsband 18 und die Bände 19 bis 21 (Jahres-Supplemente 1898/99, 1899/1900, 1900/01), somit vollständiges Exemplar in 21 Bänden. Es handelt sich hier um eine sehr seltene Prachtausgabe der Berliner Buchhandlung Körth, die im Kolonialstil der Zeit gestaltet wurde: Rotbraune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf hellbraunem und rotem Rückenschild. Der Buchrücken mit aufwendigen figürlichen und geographischen Prägungen: Mittig ein Ensemble ausgerollter historischer Karten der fünf Kontinente; an den Kapitalen Köpfe indianisch-amerikanischer und afrikanischer Eingeborenen-Kulturen; Rückenschilder mit goldgeprägter floraler Umrankung, Kapitale mit Ornamentbändern; Buchdeckel mit strukturierten, lederähnlichen Bezügen und Lederecken; mehrfarbig marmorierter Buchschnitt; reich ornamentierte, vergoldete Vorsätze, wie sie Prachtausgaben vorbehalten sind. Die programmatische Gestaltung im Stile des Kolonial- und Entdecker-Zeitalters, das in Deutschland eine eigenes Literatur-Genre prägte, kann als besonderes Merkmal, ja als Alleinstellungsmerkmal dieser aufwendig gestalteten Prachtausgabe gelten.. Buchrücken allenfalls leicht berieben, am Kapital des ersten Bandes Einriß fachmännisch geschlossen; Deckelbespannung mit wenigen kleinen Abplatzungen; Bd. 21 mit sehr kleiner Läsion am vorderen Vorsatz; Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (vor allem erste Seiten, innere Seiten nur geringfügig oder gar nicht). In toto schönes Exemplar dieser einzigartigen Prachtausgabe, die wie keine andere den kolonialen Zeitgeist des späten 19. Jahrhunderts widerspiegelt. Liebhaberausgabe, wie es sie im antiquarischen Buchhandel, zumal als vollständiges Ensemble in 21 Bänden, sonst nicht zu finden ist. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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      1897. MARTIN, George Madden. [Pseudonym of Georgia May MADDEN]. THE ANGEL OF THE TENEMENT. NY: Bonnell, Silver & Co., 1897. Small 8vo., two-toned cloth with gilt-worked title & border on front cover. First Edition. Author's rare first book. Martin was a member of the "Author's Club," based in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1890s. The literary club met for mutual encouragement and criticism about their writing. Other members included authors Alice Hegan Rice and Annie Fellows Johnston; geographer Ellen Churchill Semple; and journalist Eva Madden (the author's sister). Ladies in the club eventually had a total of 50 published books to their credit. Martin had her greatest success with her second book "Emmy Lou: Her Book And Heart," published in 1902. This copy bears a signed ink presentation on the front endpaper: "Happy Christmas- To little Jeannette. With love from Mrs. Rice. December twenty-fifth, 1897." The inscription is not in the handwriting of Alice Hegan Rice but may be by a relative- perhaps her mother-in-law? I have been unable to locate any auction or Internet price records for this title and the Huntington Library in San Marino, California lists no copy in Wright's bibliography of the library's holdings. Very Good (small sections of cloth eroded very upped edges, bit of darkening to the white cloth spine). $750.00.

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        Proof plates for "Oriental Ceramic Art"

      Boston:. Ca. 1897.. 94 chromolithographic images of oriental vases, of the total of 116 printed for the masterwork on Oriental ceramics, based on the collection of William T. Walters, and one of the core collections in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. These appear to be proofs of some kind; they are not mounted on the paper stock that was used in the publication of the limited edition book. The mounts measure within a quarter inch of 14 x 17". 20 images are mounted on cream colored card, with plain guard sheets. Also 74 images mounted on thick dark gray card. There is some damp damage to the margin of the mounts, mostly not affecting the plates. About 15 of the 20 images on cream card have some marking on the plate, mostly from adherence of the guard sheet to the image. "Perhaps the greatest tour de force in chromolithography ever executed. Each plate required from twenty to fourty-four stones to print." Reese Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books 103.

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      London: Archibald Constable and Company,, 1897. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in mustard-yellow morocco, titles to spine and front cover in red in imitation of the original cover, single rule to boards red, twin rule to turn-ins red, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some minor paper repair and the occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. First edition, scarce first issue published in May 1897, with no advertisements and the terminal leaf.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 9. XII. 1897. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. Mit eh. adr. und mit Namenszug im Absender versehenem Kuvert. An Hermann Ubell (1876-1947), damals Archivar am Archäologischen Institut der Universität Graz, der sich wohl wegen einer literarischen Arbeit an ihn gewandt hatte: "Besten Dank für Ihre freundlichen Zeilen. Sie bald in Wien begrüssen zu können, wird mich sehr freuen - vielleicht können wir dann über alles plaudern, was Sie im Hinblick auf Ihren Essay interessiren sollte. Es wäre mir lieber mich mündlich auszusprechen, als Ihnen auf brieflichem Wege Fragen zu beantworten, wo ich mich vielleicht kürzer halten müsste, als Ihrem Zweck entsprechend wäre [.]". - Ubell war später viele Jahre lang Direktor des oberösterreichischen Landesmuseums. - Die Tinte sehr stark durchschlagend, sonst tadellos.

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        Le Sphinx Des Glaces

      Bibliotheque D' Education Et De Recreation, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketBurgundy boards with raised bands on the spine and gold gilt are a little worn and marked.the book has no inscriptions but there is some foxing.All edges gilt.Blind stamped boards.Tightly bound.French text.complete with all plates.68 illustrations by George Roux.Undated.C.1897.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 12em.

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        A Series of Seventy Original Illustrations to Captain Sir R.F. Burton's "Arabian Nights" and a Portrait of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S., etc. etc. Reproduced from the Original Pictures in Oils specially painted by Albert Letchford

      London: H.S. Nichols Ltd.. Very Good. 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth with vibrant gilt Arabic motif & script. Wear to hinges & head of Spine (see image), else a fine, sound copy. ; 17.5x26 cm .

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        History of West Australia A Narrative of her Past together with Biographies of her Leading Men

      Melbourne:: Niven,. 1897.. 1st and only edition. Hardcover. Fine. Scarce book which is highly prized for the photographs of social history of Western Australia at an important period in W.A. gold discoveries; with portraits of many ancestors of present-day WA citizens. Lge. 4to, (iv) 5- 358 pp, 236 pp biographical sketches. Frontis & ills on un-numbered pages. Portraits in biographical section. Rebound in sympathetic red gilt cloth, gilt title at spine; pages beautifully clean. Libraries Australia ID 44014041. Ferguson 11142.

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        Manuscript Family Magazine - Photos & Illustrations

      London, 1897. London, January 1897 - December 1898. Unpublished juvenile manuscript magazine produced by teens of the notable literary Strachey family, being the nieces and nephews of writer and critic Giles Lytton Strachey. Also with contributions by future artist Dorothy Shakespear (later wife of Ezra Pound, American modernist poet and critic), including an early sketch drawing and a photograph of her as a teen. Titled "Young Companion," an unusual and impressive work, featuring 33 painted manuscript illustrations, most of which are watercolours and many being the monthly issue's frontispiece, numerous in-text manuscript ink drawings, 39 albumen print photographs, and 2 tipped in manuscript letters. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 4.5 x 3 cm, and the largest 15 x 11 cm. 8vo. 204, 130 pages, respectively. Bound in 2 volumes, half calf over blue marbled boards with recent cloth spine repair, preserving original labels. Volumes measure approximately 20 x 24.5 cm. Scant few leafs loose, photographs fading, otherwise in very good condition, neatly presented and beautifully illustrated. Produced by the progeny of suffragist Rendel (née Strachey) who is and elder sister of famous British author Giles Lytton Strachey, and spanning a two year period, these bountiful volumes provide insight into their lifestyle, priorities, and notable affiliations, literary and otherwise, as well as rare, private family snapshot photographs. The contributors are also the grandchildren of Sir Richard Strachey, and Lady Strachey who was an enthusiast for languages and literature, making her children perform their own plays and write verse from early ages. Evidently Elinor encouraged the same, as well as visual arts. The editor outlines two family trees, one of their father's Rendel family, the other of Richard and Jane Strachey and their children. A fascinating connection in England's elite literary society is revealed in these volumes. Through her mother who was a novelist, young Dorothy Shakespear - future artist and wife of American poet Ezra Pound - was closely associated to the unconventional and dynamic Strachey family. As a new contributor, an original photograph of Miss Shakespear accompanies the announcement. Excerpt from meeting minutes: "The staff who very much wished to have a proof of Miss Shakespear's oratorical power asked her to honour the assembly with a few words from the platform... Miss Shakespear choose for her subject: The Play of Julius Caesar at Her Majesty's Theatre..." She is then cross-questioned by the panel about the play. Upon joining the youthful literary group, her creative contributions include a sketch illustration, and an entertaining letter written in the style of Brutus' speech, to one of the Rendels who was ill. In this photograph Dorothy Shakespear Pound (1886-1973) is 12-13 years old. The daughter of novelist Olivia Shakespear, Dorothy was among literary circles most of her life. She grew to became an artist, one of few female vorticist painters, her art work being published in the short-lived but influential literary magazine called BLAST. In 1914 Dorothy married American expatriate and poet Ezra Pound, whom she would spend 47 years with. Ezra Pound influenced and advanced the careers of some renowned writers such as Hemingway, Eliot, Joyce, Lewis, Frost, Williams, and Conrad Aiken. He also befriended and helped Marianne Moore, Louis Zukofsky, Jacob Epstein, Basil Bunting, E.E. Cummings, Margaret Anderson, George Oppen, and Charles Olson. A notably superior analect for the age of the producer, writers and artists, exuding the influence of some of England's revered literary individuals, and yielding a broad spectrum of subject matter, the work is complete with editor's column, meeting minutes, illustrated frontis pages for numbered issues, and foreign correspondence. The producer/editor appears to be Elinor's first daughter Elizabeth, and the sub-editor is little Andrew, both of whom are also contributors. Their sister Elizabeth provides artwork, usually in the form of watercolours, while Frances Elinor ('Ellie') writes entertaining accounts and poetry, sometimes including in-text manuscript drawings. The birth and earliest events of their brother, Elinor's fifth child, William Vincent Rendel born in 1898, is chronicled in the second volume. An ambitious editor, Richard solicits further contributions from cousins, aunts and uncles and grandmother. We find a musical score with words by Lady Strachey, and music by her son Oliver Strachey (1874-1960), who was a musician, author, civil servant and cryptographer for Britian in the two World Wars. [At Bletchley Park he headed the ISOS section deciphering various messages on the Abwehr network involved with turned German agents (part of the Double Cross system).] His cousin, Leila Margaret Rendel (1882-1969), furnishes among other things, a most skillful frontis watercolour for the May 1898 issue, which is initialled and dated. [Later social worker, children's campaigner, and friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, she is the daughter of civil engineer William Stuart Rendel, granddaughter of London civil engineer Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel (1828-1918)]. Other relations contributing include Robin Rendel, Betty Rendel, and a Miss B. Rendel. Contributions are also made by a paternal relation H.R. Ricardo, who is the young Sir Harry Ricardo (1885-1974), pioneer of the combustion engine which was coined the Ricardo Comet. He includes scientific instructions with diagrams for making oxygen and hydrogen, notes on the silk worm, and the construction and use of an electrophorus, each with manuscript drawings for illustration. The editor further procures bits from Alma, Anna and Ralph Ricardo. Other examples of entries made in this clever manuscript magazine: A letter from Bengal accompanied by 8 original photographs of performance bears and monkeys, in which the writer deems The Young Companion to be "a valuable paper which has made the despair of all competitors in the East and at home," signed "Your obedient servant, Jungly-Wallah". This is most conceivably from their grandfather, Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Strachey (1817-1908), British soldier and important administrator in British India associated with the Bengal Engineers. A photograph and description of a sojourn to Lawford Hall which mentions their uncle, Giles Lytton Strachey, "... Lytton stepped out on the balcony and made several speeches to us in an exceeding comic manner about the abolition of slaves." Lytton would become a famous writer and critic, pioneering biographer and author of 'Eminent Victorians.' A photograph of the most northerly railway station in Europe, with transcript of a letter from engineer F.E. Robertson describing it An autobiographical sketch by their mother, Elinor Rendel, in a sequel, her earliest recollections beginning with her toddler years in Ootacamund (Ooty) in the Nilgiri Hills of India... about age twelve befriending Lady Louisa Bruce (daughter of the Viceroy of India, Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin)... so forth. A subsequent memoir drawn from their grandmother, Jane Maria Strachey, née Grant, with her first memories being in Rothiemurchus, Scotland, at ages three and four, then of her home Ashwick, near Shepton Mallet, and making "excursions to Portland... deeply interested in seeing the convicts at work in the Quarries," then her life in India and being nicknamed "Mother Bunch" by Lord Elgin. Herein is outlined the career of their grandfather Richard Strachey, first with the Bengal Engineers in 1836, being knighted into the Order of the Star of India, etc. A visit to Whitestaunton in Somerset is described by Frances Elinor Rendel over several pages, illustrated with photographs and manuscript drawings. Her narrative includes a ghost story, and mentions Mr. Bond, and Mr. Elton - Charles Isaac Elton (1839-1900) famous author, lawyer, antiquary, politician, and notable resident. A noteworthy and detailed account of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession in London June 1897, made by four contributors, accompanied by 5 photographs. Grandfather Strachey had hired an omnibus for private viewing. The family's private cook made a Jubilee cake with red white and blue sugar. Activities at Rickettswood, the residence of civil engineer Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel (1829-1918), their paternal grandfather, including 'lectures,' a paperchase, and a cricket match - complete with scores and photographs. An account of the lavish affair in celebration of Sir Richard Strachey's 80th birthday in 1897 makes mention Lady Strachey, Aunt Pippa and Aunt Dorothy in spectacular gowns for attending the 'Queen's drawing room'. Both sisters to their mother Elinor, aunt Philippa Strachey (1872-1968) was later a suffragist, and Dorothy Bussy née Strachey (1865-1960) was a novelist and translator. Other topics of interest include recipes, plays, search puzzles, fashions, scientific experiments, local jargon, a sojourn to Helvellyn mountain, Christmas in Epsom, historical events, such as the Battle of Waterloo and S. A. Andrée's Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897, gardening, cooking, cleaning ivory, comical bits, and more. Each issue begins with an illustrative watercolour title page representing its contents, save one which is drawn but not painted. In and of themselves rendering a charming visual memorial of family events, scenes feature the six children walking on stilts, the baby on a bicycle, a view of the Queen's carriage on Westminster Bridge during her Jubilee, readers mobbing the editor's door, one of the girls reading the 'The Young Companion' while cycling, and so on. As leading writers artists, women's suffragists, and civil servants, connected to notable figures in the United States, the Strachey family epitomises the shifting tenor of English life from the high Victorian Period into an era of significant political changes to empower labourers and women in particular, and of expanding art, literature, and fashion. An Unconventional and Singular Literary Work Connecting Dorothy Shakespear Pound, Giles Lytton Strachey, and Others! Elinor Rendel, née Strachey, (1859/60-1944), was born in India, and is the eldest daughter of Sir Richard Strachey GCSI, FRS (1817-1908), British soldier and Indian administrator, and Lady Strachey (1840-1928), formerly Jane Maria Grant, a well-known author and supporter of women's suffrage. She is the sister of famous authors Lytton Strachey, James Strachey, Oliver Strachey and Dorothy Bussy née Strachey. Other siblings include James Beaumont Strachey, Marjorie Strachey, (Joan) Pernel Strachey, Philippa ('Pippa') Strachey, Ralph Strachey, and Richard John Strachey. Elenor was married to James Meadows Rendel in late 1882 in Wandsworth, London, and managed a succession of affluent homes, thanks to the success of her husband. They had the following children: Elizabeth Rendel (born 1883); Frances Elinor Rendel (1885-1942), active suffragist with the National Union Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS); Colonel Richard Meadows Rendel OBE JP, (1887-1966); William Vincent Rendel (born 1898); and Andrew James Rendel (1890-1945). Her brother Giles Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), was a writer and critic. A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. At the University of Liverpool, Strachey befriended the Professor of Modern Literature, Walter Raleigh, who, besides being his favourite teacher, also became the most influential figure in his life before he went to Cambridge. Her sister Dorothy wed an impoverished French painter of modest social background and maintained her household largely by taking in paying guests, a most unusual situation for a woman of her upper-middle-class background. Her mother, Jane Maria Grant, Lady Strachey (1840-1928) was a writer, a literature enthusiast, and passionate feminist. She was born on board the 'Earl of Hardwick' off the Cape of Good Hope on 13 March 1840. Considerably younger than her husband, her father's secretary Sir Richard Strachey, she became his second wife in 1859. A tall and impressive looking woman, she designed her own, slightly unconventional clothes. Her household was always busy with scientific, artistic, and politically active friends, and her ten surviving children. She was very ambitious for her children and encouraged them to read widely, to write, and to act. Lady Strachey's father was the Anglo-Indian administrator Sir John Grant of Rothiemurchus in Speyside, who would later be Lieutenant Governor of Bengal. Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (1885-1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language. His best-known works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and the unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos (1917-69). Working in London in the early 20th century as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, Pound helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway. At a literary salon in January 1909, Pound met the novelist Olivia Shakespear, Yeats' former lover, and was introduced to her daughter Dorothy. They married several years later in 1914. Through Olivia Shakespear he was introduced to W. B. Yeats - the greatest living poet in Pound's view - and they became close friends. In June 1910 Pound returned to the United States for eight months; his arrival coincided with the publication of his first book of literary criticism, The Spirit of Romance, based on his lecture notes at the polytechnic. His essays on America were written during this period. In November 1913 Yeats, whose eyesight was failing, invited Pound to stay with him as his secretary in Stone Cottage, Sussex, where Yeats had rented rooms. They stayed there for 10 weeks, reading and writing, walking in the woods and fencing. It was the first of three winters they spent together at Stone Cottage, two of them with Dorothy after she and Pound married on 20 April 1914. The Pounds settled in Paris in January 1921 where he became friendly with Marcel Duchamp, Tristan Tzara, Fernand Léger and others of the Dada and Surrealist movements, as well as Basil Bunting, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. In the fall of 1922 he met 26 year old American violinist Olga Rudge in Paris, beginning a love affair that lasted 50 years. Still married to Dorothy, he spent the following summer in the south of France with Olga, where he worked with George Antheil to apply the concept of Vorticism (Dorothy's art medium) to music. During this time he wrote two operas, including Le Testament de Villon, and wrote pieces for solo violin, which Olga performed. His legacy is his influence in advancing the careers of some of the best-known modernist writers of the early 20th century. In addition to Eliot, Joyce, Lewis, Frost, Williams, Hemingway and Conrad Aiken, he befriended and helped Marianne Moore, Louis Zukofsky, Jacob Epstein, Basil Bunting, E.E. Cummings, Margaret Anderson, George Oppen, and Charles Olson. Many of his contemporaries, however, were outrage at his wartime collaboration with Mussolini's regime, and his anti-semitism has generally tainted the evaluation of his poetry.. Very Good.

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      [Arford House, Headley, Hampshire, England. 1897].. 9;7pp. Quarto. Loose sheets. Accompanied by the original brown paper packaging with additional autograph notation by Harte and addressed to Harte, postmarked November 1897. Two tiny stains to the first page of the manuscript, mailing folds. Minor fold separations to first page of typescript, one horizontal mailing fold. Overall very good. In a cloth chemise with red morocco label in gilt, with two modern bookplates, in a blue morocco clamshell case. An extraordinary surviving literary treasure from one of the West's legendary authors, comprising working drafts of Bret Harte's account of his time as a gold digger, probably in the Stanislaus River region in Tuolumne or Calaveras county. Both the manuscript and typescript have holographic corrections in the author's hand. Little is known of Harte's life between his arrival in Oakland in 1854 and his move to San Francisco in 1860 to work for the GOLDEN ERA. His work in the gold-mining regions that figures so prominently in his work occurred during this dark period in his biography, and are of the most interest to Harte scholars. This present manuscript is one of the most important sources for researching Harte's experiences during this mysterious period. This story provides some of the best detail on how Harte first became acquainted with the mines and miners which figure so prominently in his most famous works. "[This sketch] lays no claim to biographical accuracy, and certain improbable incidents were doubtlessly elaborated for the sake of giving point to the narrative. The story…employs the first person - with Harte usually a sign of autobiographic tendency. Harte's sisters accepted it as essentially accurate; so did his devoted friend [T. Edgar] Pemberton. The narrative, moreover, has the ring of authenticity; the intimate experiences and petty difficulties of the boy walking to the mines are hardly ones which an elderly gentleman would be able to imagine in London" - Stewart. ^The typescript, the first seven pages of which are present here, has been corrected in manuscript to be nearly identical to the published version. Most notable in both typescript and manuscript are the passages which were entirely deleted from the published version which first appeared in the American periodical, YOUTH?'S COMPANION in 1899. The published version numbers approximately 3800 words and Harte's own notation on the packaging indicates the original story was 4500 words. Deleted passages include the first paragraph recounting Harte's experiences with mining and his bad first impression of miners: "I suspect that I never really caught what was then called - 'the gold fever' - an infection to which an imaginative and errant school boy like myself might have been unduly susceptible. I never had the faith of a gold seeker. Even the glamour of emigration to a distant and unknown country did not include the hopeful vision of picking up gold nuggets in the streets of San Francisco...I remember that at first the returning successful or unsuccessful miner as I saw him in the streets of San Francisco, unkempt of hair and beard and patched of trowser, did not strike my boyish fancy as an heroic figure. His implements were not picturesque, and in his kit or outfit the frying pan and the kettle were shamelessly obtrusive...Let any of my youthful readers, unused to manual labor, imagine himself condemned for days, weeks and perhaps even years, to the regular task of digging, shovelling and carrying earth in a wheelbarrow to a dirty stream to be as regularly washed; let him further imagine that his only reward for this toil was just sufficient to procure him the plainest food and he will have some idea of gold digging as practised by at least two-thirds of the mining population of California - even in what was known as its 'flush times.'" Later, Harte wrote of the visual environment in California, especially around the gold mines themselves: "In that absolutely clarified air, it seemed only a few hundred feet away. In point of fact it was nearly two miles as the crow flies, and a hawk swinging midway up the abyss, seemed larger than the crawling miners besides the canvas tents. There were gashes and excavations on the mountain side - and a rugged gap in the files of pines; there were hovels, misshapen sheds, and piles of debris.?" ^From the celebrated collection of Estelle Doheny copy, with her bookplate on the folder, sold as lot 720 at the auction of her collection at Christie's on Feb. 2, 1988, where it realized $18,000. George Stewart, BRET HARTE: ARGONAUT AND EXILE (1931), p. 46.

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        Vicomte De Bragelonne Volume 1-6

      LITTLE,BROWN, AND COMPANY, BOSTON 1897 - Vicomte De Bragelonne:The D'artagnan Romances Beautiful Glowing Bright Gilt Cover. Fully Gold Decorated Cover on Red cloth.The Most Gilt covered covers i have seen. Top edge gold gilt, black end papers tissue guard over pictorial front piece is little brown 1897. 6 volumes complete. Volume 1 455 pages and Volume 2 436 pages Volume 3 454 pages Volume 4 468 pages Volume 5 453 pages Volume 422 pages . All in all $600.00. DATE PUBLISHED: 1897 EDITION: 455 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principles and Practice of Medicine

      D. Appleton & Company, 1897-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Heavy wear. Pages before title page are loose but present. Chipping wiht loss to head and foot of spine. Binding loose in some spots, but holding fine. Text is clean.

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

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        The Manuscript for "Dry Fly Entomology"

      London, 1897. Copy partly in Halford's handwriting and partly printed material derived from previous sources. 1 vols. 8vo. Some creasing and edge tearing. In custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Part I, Entomology, is entirely in Halford's hand, marked up by proofreaders and typesetters in margins. With the typescript of this part. Part II, Hundred Best Patterns, printed galley proofs, annotated by Halford (derived from the appearance in three numbers of Baily's Magazine in 1896). Part III, Fly Dressing, derives partly from articles in The Field, with manuscript additions and corrections and some newly drawn figures, with two handwritten contributions by G.E.M. Skues and W.F. Brougham, and an index in manuscript.

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        Über irreversible Strahlungsvorgänge. Mitteilungen 1 und 3-5 (von 5). SS. 57-68, 1122-1145, 449-476 und 440-480. In: Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Hefte 1897/7, 1897/52, 1898/34 und 1899/25.

      Berlin, Selbstverlag, 1897-99.. (25 x 16,5 cm). SS. 55-68; SS. 1121-1156; SS. 447-476; SS. 437-480. Moderner Pappband mit aufgezogenem Original-Umschlag.. Erste Ausgabe der vier bedeutenden Arbeiten über die Entdeckung des elementaren bzw. Planckschen Wirkungsquantums, das neben der Gravitationskonstante G und der Lichtgeschwindigkeit c eine der drei fundamentalen Naturkonstanten der Physik ist. - Bei der theoretischen Untersuchung der Temperaturabhängikeit der Wärmestrahlung schwarzer Körper findet Planck durch die Einführung der thermodynamischen Betrachtungsweise ein über das gesamte Spektrum gültiges Strahlungsgesetz und die später als "elementares Wirkungsquantum" bezeichnete Naturkonstante "h", deren Wert er in der entscheidenden 5. Mitteilung veröffentlicht. "Weder P. noch seine Zeitgenossen waren sich zunächst der Tragweite dieser Entdeckung und der fundamentalen Bedeutung der neuen Naturkonstante 'h' bewußt. Erst Albert Einstein erkannte in seinem 'annus mirabilis' (1905), daß nicht nur die Energie der Oszillatoren, sondern das Licht bzw. das Strahlungsfeld selbst und somit alle energetischen Prozesse quantenhaften Charakter besitzen" (NDB). - Sauber und wohlerhalten. Ohne die 2. Mitteilung. - NDB 20, 497; Akademie 33, 35, 38 und 39 First edition of this mathematical description of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from a black-body. 4 (of 5) parts in 1 volume. - Bound in modern boards. - A fine copy

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        Münchener Amtsblatt 1897 herausgegeben und verlegt von der königlichen Polizeidirektion München; Nummern 1 bis 143 (komplett) X Seiten Register und 686 Seiten;

      . Halbleinenband der Zeit (22x19cm) mit marmorierten Deckeln und ledernem Rückenschildchen [Papier etwas gebräunt ansonsten in sehr guter Erhaltung.] Interessantes zeit- wie heimatgeschichliches Dokument und Quellenmaterial..

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        Queen Victoria

      London & Paris: Boussod, Valadon & Co.,, 1897. Quarto (317 × 243 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco by Durand of Paris (with his stamp), decorative gilt spine, gilt panelled sides, gilt royal insignia in centre of each cover, gilt turn-ins, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Title printed in red and black, chromolithograph portrait frontispiece, illustrated throughout with photogravure plates. A few minor abrasions to binding otherwise a very attractive copy. First edition, in a stylish binding by one of the premier binders of the day. A lavishly produced volume published in the year of Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and written by the Queen's Librarian.

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        King's Views of the New York Stock Exchange 1897-1898

      1897. [WALL STREET]. KING, Moses. King's Views of the New York Stock Exchange 1897-1898. 96 pp. Illustrated with 1061 black & white plates. Folio, bound in original publishers' green cloth with wrappers preserved, upper board block-printed in gilt, in a half morocco folding box. New York: Moses King, 1897.|~| |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, thus. This account of the early years of the New York Stock Exchange is abundantly illustrated with photographic views of Wall Street, brokerage houses, exchange buildings, and hundreds of portraits of stockbrokers and of major Wall Street investors of the day. A fine attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Eine Christnacht am Strande. Novelle. [Eigenhändiges Manuskript.

      Ohne Ort, ca. 1897].. 8vo. (21,2:16,5 cm). 1 nn., 20 num. Blätter. Lose.. Titelblatt und 20 eigenhändig in deutscher Kursive mit brauner Tinte beschriebene Seiten. Je Seite 23-25 Zeilen, erste Seite 19, letzte Seite 20 Zeilen. Gut lesbare, saubere Handschrift mit einigen eigenhändigen Korrekturen Durchstreichungen und Zufügungen. Die Novelle erschien in Buchform erstmals 1898 innerhalb der Sammlung "Mondscheinprinzeßchen" zusammen mit weiteren kleineren Erzählungen der Autorin im Paul List Verlag, Leipzig. Die Schriftstellerin Nataly (auch: Natalie) von Eschstruth (1860-1939; verh. von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff) war eine der beliebtesten und erfolgreichsten Erzählerinnen der wilhelminischen Epoche. In ihren Unterhaltungsromanen schildert sie vornehmlich das Leben der höfischen Gesellschaft ihrer Zeit und erreicht, verglichen mit anderer Unterhaltungsliteratur der Zeit, durchaus ein gewisses Niveau. - Papierbedingt gebräunt, Titelblatt und letztes Blatt mit Randläsuren, Titelblatt mit altem Klebstoffleck in der oberen Innenecke; die übrigen Textblätter nur ganz vereinzelt mit geringen Randläsuren.

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        The Railway Magazine, Volumes I-IV

      London: [Railway Publishing Ltd.,], 1897-9. 4 volumes octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, title gilt to the spines, title in display types with illustration within decorative panel in black to the upper boards. Each issue with portrait frontispiece related to the "Illustrated Interviews" series, two folding plates one a chromolithograph - Great Northern Railway Express Locomotive No. 990 - profusely illustrated throughout, many full-page illustrations and maps. A little rubbed, a few minor edge-knocks, some light browning, but overall very good. Run of the first four volumes of this notable magazine for railways enthusiasts, which is still published today. Covers the period July - December 1897 to January - June 1899. Early volumes inevitably uncommon, particularly so well-preserved in the cloth. Loosely inserted timetable for services between Manchester and Stockport "via Manchester South District Line, May 1st to June 30th, 1900", torn but with only minor losses.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Morgenländische Stoffe in der Sammlung F. R. Martin.

      Stockholm, Gustaf Chelius, 1897. - Folio (280 x 374 mm). 12 pp. With 15 phototypes. Printed original boards. Fine, beautifully illustrated and extensively annotated catalogue of Martin's collection of Islamic textiles, including the fragment of a 19th century Kiswah: the elaborately embroidered cloth curtain that covers the Kaaba in Mecca, replaced every year. Translated from Swedish by C. O. Nordgren. A perfect copy. Rare. OCLC 9140858. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      1897. LANE, Remington W.. THAYER, Emma Homan. PETRONILLA: THE SISTER. Illustrated by Thayer and Remington W. Lane. NY: F. Tennyson Neely, [1897]. Small 8vo., pictorial blue cloth stamped in gilt; 408 pages. First Edition. [Wright 3, 5425]. One of the few novels penned by Thayer, who is better-known for her books on Colorado and Pacific Coast wild flowers. Most plots in her few novels are set in Colorado but this title is based in the White Mountains and New Hampshire. All of Thayer's novels are scarce! Signed inscription by Thayer on a front blank page: "With the best wishes of the Author, Emma H. Thayer, Glenwood Springs, `The Colorado.' Sept 27th/'98." Very Good (little wear & small, faint stain on rear cover; some darkening spine with front cover nice & bright; shallow stain to the fore-edge of the first 20 or so pages of text). Rare! $750.00.

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        The Collected Writings of Thomas de Quincey. 14 Volume Set

      Adam and Charles Black 1897 - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; 14 volume set; Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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