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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

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

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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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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED OF HARTE'S ACCOUNT OF THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, "MY EXPERIENCES AS A GOLD DIGGER"] [with:] [CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT OF THE SAME STORY RETITLED IN MANUSCRIPT, "HOW I WENT TO THE MINES"]

      [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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        THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA

      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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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED OF HARTE'S ACCOUNT OF THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, "MY EXPERIENCES AS A GOLD DIGGER"] [with:] [CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT OF THE SAME STORY RETITLED IN MANUSCRIPT, "HOW I WENT TO THE MINES"].

      [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

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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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        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.

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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.

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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]

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        PETRONILLA: THE SISTER

      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]

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        SZELL, George (1897-1970), Hugarian-born conductor & composer, 1956, handwr. letter w/signature

      . On paper with address. 26,8 x 18,5 cm; 10,6 x 7,3 inches. Three folds, tiny paper loss at the upper left margin., with two small holes at the left margin

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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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        Dracula

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

      London: Hacon & Ricketts, 1897. First edition. Limited edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). pp.57. Printed in red and black. Woodcuts by Charles S. Ricketts. Publisher's cream cloth gilt, darkened to spine, boards a little marked and a trifle soiled, slight spine lean. Free endpapers browned. Various dealers' pencil marks t ofront pastedown and ffep. Tiny spot to title page, off-set. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. An edition limited to 210 copies. A Very Good copy We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Ein Fall von Carcinom beider Ovarien und dessen Metastasen. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der medizinischen Fakultät zu Kiel, vorgelegt von (...).

      Kiel. Druck: H. Fienke, Kiel, 1897.. gr.8°. 23,3 x 15,8 cm. 22 (1) Seiten, Broschur bzw. Taschenbuch,. In gutem Zustand. die empfindliche grüne Einbanddecke mit leichten Bräunungsrändern, Schnitt etwas braunfleckig, der Buchblock sauber.

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        The Lark: Volumes 1-24 + Epilark (SIGNED)

      San Francisco: William Doxey, 1897. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition, Second Issue. Two octavo volumes comprising the complete run of the Lark plus the Epilark, with publisher's index in each volume; The two volumes are INSCRIBED by Gelette Burgess, the magazine's co-editor and primary illustrator; additionally, Burgess has drawn in pencil his famous Goops character in Volume I. Illustrations throughout mostly by Gellett Burgess, but also some by Florence Lundberg, Ernest Peixotto, Willis Polk & Reginald Rix. Laid in are four typed letters SIGNED from Burgess (on his letterhead) to collector Charles Gould & his wife. Apparently Gould had come into possession of a presentation copy of a single Lark issue and had contacted Burgess about it. In his letter of reply, Burgess writes, "I recall that volume of The Lark very plainly, and with some emotion. It was annotated and given to a girl whith whom I was unconscionably intoxicated. It was gorgeous while it lasted." In the next pargraph he laments that it is always a blow to a writer's ego to learn that a presentation copy of his work has been sold by the recipient. The letters negotiate a return of the single issue in exchange for these two volumes. Book I contains issue numbers 1-12 and is bound in tan pictorial cloth. Book II contains issue numbers 13-24 plus the Epilark; the Index, 12 issues & the Epiliark are individual wrappers laid in tan cloth coverd boards. Founded by Gelett Burgess and Bruce Porter, The Lark featured primarily humorous vers and illustrations, almost all of it created by Burgess - best known for his short poem "The Purple Cow" - and other members of his circle, a group of artists and aesthetes known as Les Jeunes. The Magazine also features a number of pieces by and about Robert Louis Stevenson.

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        FILIPINAS POR ESPAÑA. Narración episódica de la rebelión en el archipiélago filipino.

      Ed. Alberto Martin. Barcelona, 1897 - -1899. 27 cm. 2 vol.: (I) 746 pág. (II) 745 pág. Ilustrados con grabados, en el texto, y 18láms., fuera del texto (en el índice sólo constan 17). 2 vol. enc. en media piel, planos en tela estampada. Plano anterior del segundo vol. deslucido. Leves rozaduras en cantos. Ligera señal de óxido. Palau 263391. Historia y política. Historia de España. Filipinas. Història d'Espanya Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        The Tables of the Law And The Adoration of the Magi (including shipping to America, tracked and insured.)

      London: Privately Printed. G : in good condition without dust jacket. External split to spine. Endpapers browned and some off-setting to title page. Scattered light foxing to prelims. 1897. Limited Edition [80/110]. Brown hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Frontis portrait of Yeats. The two stories were originally printed in the November 1896 edition of The Savoy. Allan Wade notes that although described as 'privately printed', copies were advertised in Bullen's catalogue at 5/s each. The two stories were intended to be part of 'The Secret Rose [1897] but were omitted from this volume when the publisher, A H Bullen asked to leave them out. .

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        PETRONILLA: THE SISTER

      1897 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        1897 41 YEARS IN INDIA LORD ROBERTS 2 VOLUME SET FINE LEATHER MUDIE BINDERY 31 ILLUSTRATIONS BOER WAR ENGLAND $$$

      FORTY-ONE YEARS IN INDIA1897; Lord Roberts of Kandahar; 16th Edition/Printing; London, Richard Bentley and Son; Rebound Leather, Mudie Bindery; Illustrated, Foldouts; 511, 522 Pages; w5.7"xh8.7"; Rare!!!Great For any History/Military Fan or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; Complete in Two Volumes!!ATTRIBUTES:Two Beautiful, sleek marble cover designs with blue morocco leather bindings/corners, pretty gold trim/labeling to spines with floral stamps to each compartment, marble end pages/page edges, with two lovely frontispieces and illustrated title pages with red/black text, with 27 other Great Plates/Foldout Maps, and a Fascinating History Read; 16 Editions/Printings in Three Months!!!SUMMARY: The author describes his career from his arrival in India as a subaltern military officer to the chief of the Royal British army in India. During the 41 years the author describes, he always shares his own opinion to any affair of government and military he comes into touch with. Though this is sometimes a bit lengthy it nonetheless helps to keep track of the general history in a detail one will never get through a historical overview of British colonization of India.The parts where the author is involved into the great 'milestones' of history on the other hand is sometimes extremely thrilling. From the great Mutiny to the Afghan Wars (very interesting to understand what is happening since then in this wretched country). He has a very legible style, not too much 'honor and glory' though not without this very charm of British officers one is used to from literature, history, and movies. For anyone who wants to understand the history of the Middle East to India, this is an entertaining but (I'm convinced mostly) true autobiography.  Topics from high politics and state affairs mingled with the private sorrows of an colonial officer away from his fatherland.BACKGROUND: Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, VD, PC (30 September 1832 ?" 14 November 1914) was a British soldier who was one of the most successful commanders of the 19th century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904.CONDITION:Conditions are Very Good/Excellent.  Small wear to edges, light blemish to a few pages, pages/hinges/text blocks are very good/excellent for over 115 years old!!!

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        [Photograph Album, cover title]: Class of '97 (Union College)

      (Schenectady, New York: Union College). 1897. Quarto. Mounted photographs inserted so that the spine becomes the top when opened. String-tied (with later string) thick cloth boards with beveled edges. An album with 64 mounted gelatin-silver photographs, almost all the images approximately 4" x 5.5". Binding has some modest wear and is very good, mounts with some soiling, the photographs are mostly about fine. The breakdown of photographs as follows: 1 photo of the campus; 16 photos of administrators, all but one Signed by the subject; 47 photos of students, all but two Signed by the subjects (two Signed on affixed slips of paper). The faculty represented includes both the college president, Harrison Edwin Webster (1888--1894) and his successor, Andrew Van Vranken Raymond (1894--1907). Among the other notables are language professor William Wells (a world traveler and self-taught multi-linguist who was the first full time foreign correspondent for any American newspaper, for The New York Herald in 1852), chemistry professor Maurice Perkins (whose daughter married another longtime Union College professor, Edward Everett Hale, Jr., son of the author of The Man Without a Country), and Greek language professor Henry Whitehorne (born in Jamaica, he was teaching at the University of Mississippi at the outbreak of the Civil War but left hastily because of his Union sympathies; he was a Civil War correspondent before joining the Union College faculty, where he became a legendary fixture and interim president on several occasions). .

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        F. R. Martins Sammlungen aus dem Orient in der allgemeinen Kunst- und Industrieausstellung zu Stockholm 1897.

      Stockholm, Königl. Buchdruckerei P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1897. - Folio (248 x 318 mm). 8 pp. With 8 phototypes (all with tissue guards). Original printed wrappers. Fine catalogue of Martin's collection of oriental artefacts as shown at the Swedish Industrial and Art Exhibition, mainly with Persian, Turkish and Egyptian provenance. Inscribed to the Swedish naturalist Professor G. Retsius. Slight nick to lower corner near end of volume, otherwise a fine, spotless copy. Rare. OCLC 7923951. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die königliche ältere Pinakothek zu München. Eine Auswahl von 75 Meisterwerken in Pigmentdrucken. Mit begleitendem Text.

      München, Bruckmann, 1897.. Gross-Folio, circa 43,5 x 34 cm. 2 Bll., IV, 29 SS., 75 Tafeln mit dünnem Papier jeweils auf festen Karton aufgewalzt Original-Leinen mit reicher Vergoldung und aufwendiger Verzierung in mehreren Farben, Kopfgoldschnitt. Prachtband, mit grossem Aufwand hergestellt, die Tafeln auf schwerem Karton. - Schönes Exemplar, nur geringfügig berieben, frisch und sehr dekorativ. - Sehr schwer, kein Versand ausserhalb der EU!!.

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

      The Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1897 - Quarto. original limp vellum with three ties. Illustrated with two pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and engraved on wood by W. H. Hooper. One of 300 copies. One of the greatest Kelmscott Press publications. Four ties with short ends, vellum a tad rubbed, inside bright and crisp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sundering Flood. Written by William Morris

      [Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. One of 300 copies. On front pastedown with line block map drawn by H. Cribb, elaborate woodcut border and initial on first page of text, and woodcut borders and initials at the beginning of each chapter, small woodcut initials throughout. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Holland -backed blue boards. Some rubbing at hinges, else fine. Morris's last book and last romance, with the notable map by Cribb that inspired Tolkien's maps of Middle Earth.

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        The Architecture Furniture and Interiors of Maryland and Virginia During the Eighteenth Century

      Geo. H.Polley & Co., Boston 1897 - Impressive, complete portfolio of 63 loose plates (as issued), featuring the great homes --and their interiors and furniture-- of 18th century Virginia and Maryland. Each plate clean and bright, boasting crisp black-and-white photography. Light foxing at the title page, light soiling to the front panel of the printed chemise (which houses the plates) and light foxing at its pastedowns. Compiled and photographed by Newton W. Elwell. Also includes the original (though tattered) ribbon ties, now over 110 years old. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Water of the Wondrous Isles

      [Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Printed at the Kelmscott Press, 1897. First edition, one of 250 paper copies. Printed in red and black in Chaucer and Troy types. Decorative woodcut borders and initials designed by William Morris. 340 pp. 1 vols. Large 4to. Original limp vellum with silk ties. Spine titled in gold, uncut edges. Minor soiling of spine, a lovely fresh copy. Fine. Very attractive copy of this work, initially composed by Morris in verse and prose in 1895, but ultimately written entirely in prose and announced in June 1896. He read proofs of a few sections, and his daughter May finished the proofreading. It was not published until after his death.

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        Poems. With an introduction by Walter Raleigh

      London: George Bell, The Endymion Series, 1897. 8vo, [xxiv], 337, [3] pp. Frontispiece, numerous plates, vignettes, and head- and tail-pieces from process blocks after Bell. Contemporary full brown morocco art nouveau binding by Zaehnsdorf for Truslove and Hanson, upper cover richly gilt with designs of lilies in onlaid green and white morocco, rich gilt stamping and the border lettered in gilt with a quotation from Keats, backstrip richly gilt, in a brown quarter morocco box. First edition in the Endymion Series, the de luxe version limited to 125 copies on Japan vellum, original wrappers bound in, an exceptionally fine copy. ?'Bell [1863Ð1933] came out of the Arts and Crafts movement, but he was content to draw in line for process reproduction. Though there is a suggestion of Ricketts about some of his work, of Daphnis and Chloe in his designs for KeatsÕs poems, and of De Cupidinis et Psyches Amoribus in his designs for ShelleyÕs, he was an accomplished book artist who knew how to impress his personal style on each of the major books he illustrated. Apart from The Tempest of 1901, his best work was done for the Endymion Series?" (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, p. 182).

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        The Queen's Cup

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. First edition. [iv], 250, [ii]; [iv], 253, [3]; [iv], 221, [3] pp. + 32 pp. ads at back of vol. III dated Nov. 1896. With half-titles in all vols. Expert facsimile title-page to vol. III. 3 vols. 8vo. Original green embossed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, brown leaf endpapers. Spine gilt rubbed with some loss to vol. III, slight lean to vol. I, occasional light soiling, previous owner's pencil inscription to each vol., still a near fine copy. First edition. [iv], 250, [ii]; [iv], 253, [3]; [iv], 221, [3] pp. + 32 pp. ads at back of vol. III dated Nov. 1896. With half-titles in all vols. Expert facsimile title-page to vol. III. 3 vols. 8vo. A sharp copy of Henty's rare novel on yachting, among the last triple-deckers to appear in Britain.

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        Researches into the Mathematical Principles of the Theory of Wealth

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1897. Translated by Nathaniel T. Bacon with a Bibliography of Mathematical Economics by Irving Fisher. Octavo. Publisher's green moiré cloth, spine lettered gilt. Folding plate opposite title-page with 10 mathematical figures. Spine faded, short tear to head of front joint, faint library shelfmark to spine. A very good copy. Rare first edition of the English translation of Cournot's Recherches sur les principes mathématiques de la théorie des richesses, originally published in French in 1838, here published as part of the series of Economic Classics, edited by W. J. Ashley. This edition is of particular interest because of Fisher's biographical essay on Cournot and the bibliography of mathematical economics.

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        Facing The Flag

      F.M.LUPTON PUB COMPANY, NEW YORK 1897 - pages browning; corners rubbed; on the front end paper previous owner signature and inside front cover; damages on a few pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1897 EDITION: 217 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kunst und Handwerk. Zeitschrift des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbe-Vereins. Jge. 47-70 in 197 H

      1897/98-1920, MŸnchen 1897 - Prause 322. Kirchner 10477. Art Press 9. Ð Laufende Information zur angewandten Kunst, zeitgleich zu den stilistischen Entwicklungen vom Jugendstil bis zur Neuorientierung nach dem 1. Weltkrieg. Illustrierter Leistungsbericht zum bayerischen Kunsthandwerk, zugleich die langlebigste unter allen deutschen Kunstgewerbe-Zeitschriften. Mit der Absicht, dem Handwerk mit kŸnstlerischen Anregungen nŸtzlich zu sein, wurden zahlreiche Muster veršffentlicht, die sich hier zu einem laufenden Vorlagenwerk verdichten. Vorliegend 14 kpl. u. 5 inkpl. Jge.; fehlen: 1901, Nrn. 9-12; 1902, Nr. 12; 1906, Nr. 12; 1913, Nr. 1; 1916, Nrn. 10-12. In Jg. 1920 Nr. 1 doppelt. Ohne Jge. 48-50 (1898-1900) sowie 68 u. 69 (1918-19, evtl. nicht erschienen), tls. wie druckfrisch. Ð Provenienz: Sammlung Oertel

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schneider-Henn]
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        Zur Geschichte Und Literatur Des Schachspiels: Forschungen :: Researches in the History and Literature of Chess

      Leipzig, Veit & Comp, 1897-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. viii, 269 p., diagrams. German. Bound in quarter red leather. Imitation vellum boards. Gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Sunning to spine. Clean, unmarked pages. Tassilo, Baron von Heydebrand und der Lasa was an important German chess master, chess historian and theoretician of the nineteenth century.To the modern chess world he is known above all as the main author of the Handbuch des Schachspiels (first published in 1843). Von der Lasa is also known for being the first to call for an international chess tournament in 1850, originally to be held in Trier, but was held next yearin London during the Great Exhibition. In this particular book, "The History and Literature of chess", the Lasa's most important work, "he examined in detail the origin and development of chess." (Lindorfer, p 152) "His most important book, still perhaps the clearest account of the game's development in Europe from medieval times." See: Sale 4645 â€?"Robert Blass Chess Book Collection8 May 1992

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Sorrent, 4. April 1897.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. In kleiner Schrift: an einen Herrn: "[...] nicht helfen können, wo Hilfe so noth thut, ist bitter: ich bin, Ihnen gegenüber, leider, in der Lage. Sie glauben es mir, ohne dass ich Ihnen die Ursachen klar lege, was nur langweilig und für Sie vollkommen ohne Interesse sein kann. Ich könnte, auch bei vollkommener Entblössung, nicht den zehnten Theil derjenigen Ansuchen erfüllen, denen der ehrliche Ernst der Noth aufgeprägt ist. So schliesse ich in der festen Überzeugung, dass die Kraft und Entschiedenheit, die Ihr Brief athmet, doch auch diesmal über den Drang der Stunde siegen und Sie weiter aufwärts führen wird. Es kann gar nicht anders sein. Haben Sie denn nicht versucht, mit Herrn S. Fischer ein Arrangement zu treffen? ich würde es gern unterstützen. Mit den herzlichsten Wünschen für glückliche Überwindung der Krise [...]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Forecasts of the Coming Century

      Manchester: The Labour Press Limited, 1897. About fine but for bumping to spine ends, a biy of soiling to back cover, and hinges starting, but still OK. Radical articles by William Morris, Bernard Shaw, Alfred wallace, and others. . First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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