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        The Jubilee Book of Cricket

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1897.. Limited edition, no. 126 of 350 copies signed by the author. Small 4to. xvi, 474 pp. Publisher's cream buckram, gilt lettered to the spine and the gilt crests of the Cambridge University Cricket Club and Sussex (two of the the author's first class sides) to the upper board, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. Barring a few light marks, a very good, bright copy. Photographic frontispiece portrait of the author and 115 photographic plates, including 22 photogravures, plus 15 plans of field settings. Captain of Sussex CCC & a regular member of the England side, Ranjitsinhji "...popularized India with the British public which knew him as perhaps the greatest cricketer of his generation" (DNB).

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        The Pink Fairy Book

      Longmans, Green and Co, 1897, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, 1st Edition, Illustrated By: Ford, H. J.Pink cloth boards. Gilt blocked design to front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Boards lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine sunned. Black endpapers. Lightly spotted. With numerous illustrations. Tissue protected frontis. No inscription. A nice example of this book - which is hard to find in a similar or better condition. Item Type: Book. Illustrator: Ford, H. J.. Category: Children; Inventory No: 015855.

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        SEXUAL INVERSION

      Wilson and MacMillan, 1897, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First English EditionSize: 14cm x 21,8cm, [xvi] - 299 pages. Original blue cloth, rebacked with new endpapers. Cover is lightly rubbed on the edges and corners. Inside pages are in very good condition, clean and tight. "Studies in The Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis Vol. I" on half-title page, both authors' names on title page. Preface by Ellis dated April 1897. This is the first edition in English of a classic study of homosexuality. It was suppressed before publication as a result of a court order demanded by Symond's family after his death. Future edition made no reference to Symonds, who as a practicing homosexual, or his work. VERY RARE!!! Photo available upon request, Livre

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        How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1897. First. First edition, first printing with page 187 uncorrected. Two pages of advertisements in the rear including George Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson and Trilby. Brick red cloth decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Contemporary owner's gift inscription in pencil on the front fly, a stain on the top corners of cloth and pages (not affecting text), spine ends lightly worn, else very good minus. Contains "How to Tell a Story," "In Defence of Harriet Shelley," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences," "Travelling With a Reformer," "Private History of the 'Jumping Frog' Story," "Mental Telegraphy Again," "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us," and "A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget." .

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        Map of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming with full descriptions of mineral resources, etc.

      Samuel Scott [map printed by E. P. Noll & Co], Custer City, SD [map printed in Philadelphia] 1897 - (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). pp. [2], 1-40. 1 folding chromolithographed map (sheet size: 31 x 28 1/2 inches) after Scott, published by E.P. Noll & Co of Philadelphia. Original brown cloth, the upper cover lettered in gilt "Rocks, / Minerals, / and other / Resources / of the / Golden / Black Hills / of / South Dakota / and / Wyoming" Provenance: Annotated in pencil by a single hand. A prospector's copy of this interesting survey, the issue with the coloured map: "the first book on descriptive mineralogy of the Black Hills. Today highly sought after as a Black Hills mining relic" (Loomis). This work was published with the fine map coloured (as here) or uncoloured. Scott's large map of the Black Hills region depicts topographic features and various towns, including Deadwood, Sturgis, and Custer City. "For legibility, and for tracing streams to their sources, this is still a useful map of the Hills" (Jennewein). The present example is annotated in pencil with notes suggesting that the original owner of this map was attempting to set up a prospecting/mining operation near Clifton, Wyoming, in the south west corner of the Black Hills. Further notes on the verso of the map and the facing page suggest that the unidentified individual was looking for manganese. L. Leonard Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails , 229; Thomas A. Loomis, Dakota Matrix Minerals vol.10, no.3. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Winzerhaus ('Project zu einem Winzerhaus nebst Kelterei und Keller für den Hönninger-Ariendorfer Winzer-Verein. - Neuwied den 10 März 1897. Der Kreisbaumeister. Ley.').

      . Lithographie auf blauem Papier gedruckt, dat. 1897, 45 x 65,5. Zeigt 5 Ansichten des Winzerhauses: Ansicht, Grundriss des Erdgeschosses, Grundriß des Kellers und 2 Querschnitte. - Sehr selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Die Lagebeziehung zwischen Großhirn und Schädeldach bei Menschen verschiedener Kopfform, zugleich ein Beitrag zur Vergleichung des Schädels mit der Totenmaske.

      - Berlin, Verlag von Veit & Comp., 1897, 2°, 46 pp. mit Abb. u. Tab., sowie 5 ganzs., color. Gr. Folio. Taf., original Halbleinenband; unbeschnitten. August Froriep (1849-1917) - Erste Ausgabe dieser Wilhelm His gewidmeten bahnbrechenden Arbeit zur craniocerebralen Topographie. Die schön ausgeführten, mehrfarbigen Tafeln geben ein anschauliches Bild der Befunde. -- In der "Vergleichung des Schädels mit der Totenmaske" liefert der Verfasser Grundlagen für die Feststellung der Identität historischer Schädel. Ein auch für die Gerichtsmedizin und bildende Künstler wichtiger Beitrag. - "Froriep's Arbeit bildet die Grundlage für die Krönleinschen Linien, die dem Chrurgen eine ungefähre Orientierung über einzelnen Hirnabschnitte am außeren Schädel ermöglichte. - First Edition. Froriep, this Weimar-born professor of anatomy at Tübingen studied intensive the subject of the head. His name is associated with "Frorieps Ganglion". cf. Dobson, 71; Kelly 152; Cushing, F 344; Fischer I, 459; Vierordt, 92. - Not in Waller. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Ausstellung Graphischer Original-Arbeiten der Gegenwart im Jahr 1895

      Wien: Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst, 1897. Folio. With an original etching by Max Klinger (Singer 180, vii/x); an original etching and woodcut by Auguste Lepère; original etchings by Halm, Hirzel, Woernle, van's Gravesande; photogravures after Seymour Haden and Anders Zorn; lacking the etching called for by Liebermann; Original wraps, detached but present.

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        Zur Geschichte Und Literatur Des Schachspiels: Forschungen :: Researches in the History and Literature of Chess

      Leipzig, Veit & Comp. 1897 - 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 ?Robert Blass Chess Book Collection8 May 1992 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Woodland Life.

      William Blackwood and Sons, London and Edinburgh, 1897, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionFirst edition, an un-recorded variant of Thomas' most uncommon first book, which is not noted in Eckert, but generally corresponds to the second issue but with cream endpapers, instead of the typical black. 234pp + ii publisher's advertisements. Decorated olive-green buckram lettered in gilt at spine and in black at upper board. Publisher's imprint ("Edinburgh") in gilt to base of spine. Frontispiece. A little spotting and browning to one blank preliminary and some very light occasional spotting throughout. An unusually crisp copy. No dust wrapper, as issued. Thomas' most uncommon first book, comprising eleven essays and a diary covering the period April 1895-April 1896. See Eckert 185-187.

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        The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling. The works include: The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Kim, Wee Willie Winkie, Plain Tales from the Hills, Just So Stories, Captain Courageous, Rewards and Fairies, Puck of Pooks Hill, Rewards & Fairies, The Man Who Would be King, Etc

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897-1937 The Complete Edition of Rudyard Kipling's works. Octavo, 36 volumes. Original publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front panel. From the library of Martha Catherine Codman with her bookplate to twenty volumes. Codman was a socialite of Newport society and sister of famed architect Ogden Codman. In very good condition.

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        A Child-World [Signed Association Copy] [A Child World]

      Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing -- with the variations required for the first printing (spine ends pushed, several pushes to the board edges, small spot to the spine tail), SIGNED AND DATED BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY as follows: "To Joseph Knight, Esq. / With all hale greetings and regards / - James Whitcomb Riley / Indianapolis, Ind., USA / Oct. 9: 1896", and housed in a custom-made slipcase with a buttressed spine lettered, decorated, and dated in gilt. This copy retains the original deep red to the spine and boards and is without the fading usually seen with this title, and the top edge is gilded. Published subsequent to the UK edition (1896), the book's inscription resides on a tipped-in leaf which Riley prepared for this and some other copies before the books were bound and ready for distribution, such inserted leaves being dated Oct. 9: 1896 as is the case with this copy. Clearly Riley had decided prior to the volume's completion to whom he wanted to present such copies and such persons naturally would have been those who were his close friends and associates. This copy carries the bookplate of the inscribee, Joseph Knight, to the front pastedown. Tipped in above Knight's bookplate is that of George A. Zabriskie and his son's name is embossed near the top of the first front free endpaper. Joseph Knight was editor of "Notes and Queries", the drama critic of the "Globe" in London, and a theater historian. (The University of Indiana holds correspondence between Riley and Knight.) George A. Zabriskie was President of the New York Historical Society and an expert bookbinder, and Fosdick Zabriskie was his son. A Very Good + copy with an excellent Provenance, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY.

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        ART WORK OF READING PENNSYLVANIA : Published in Nine Parts

      W.H. Parish Publishing Co., Chicago , Ill 1897 - 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing 1897 , Brown stiff paper wraps with staple binding un paginated with full page black & white photo illustrations of the city of Reading PA. Showing all the main buildings and homes with views of the parks & rivers. Each of the books in this nine volume set has a bio. of the buildings in it with employment numbers, population , and other figures of the time. This is the true first published set done in a soft cover as only printed , others are reprints and rebound hard cover.All images are covered with a tissue guard . Condition : Very Good , with aging edges some issues have splits at the spines # 9 vol. is missing the back blank cover. This is a very rare set of all nine copy's and very hard to find even one of the set. Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nouvelle Imitation de la Très Sainte Vierge.

      (Dijon Marchet & Roux 1897) - 191pp. This elegant book of prayers to the Virgin Mary is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece of the nativity. Printed by Firmin-Didot in black and red with red rules. Gilt floral decoration on the interior with blue and gold pastedowns. Some minor creasing to several leaves along fore-edge; one page has a 1/2-inch tear to outer margin. Nearly fine overall, bound in contemporary blue morocco with elaborate gilt border decorations on covers and turn-ins. A.e.g. A rare miniature, unrecorded in all reference sources, and in a handsome binding. (3 1/16 by 2 1/4; 78x57mm). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Ausstellung Graphischer Original-Arbeiten der Gegenwart im Jahr 1895.

      Wien: Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst. 1897 - Folio. With an original etching by Max Klinger (Singer 180, vii/x); an original etching and woodcut by Auguste Lepère; original etchings by Halm, Hirzel, Woernle, van's Gravesande; photogravures after Seymour Haden and Anders Zorn; lacking the etching called for by Liebermann; Original wraps, detached but present. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Periplus, an Essay on the early History of Charts and Sailing Directions , translated from the Swedish original by Francis A. Bather.

      Stockholm 1897 - Large folio, with 60 large maps, mostly double-page, two of them coloured, and a further 100 maps of smaller size in the text; marginal tear to one map, a very good copy in later half calf preserving original calf spine (rubbed) over the original brown cloth sides lettered and decorated in gilt on the front cover. Manuscript maps from ancient times to 1650. Original edition: separately published but a deliberate continuation to the Facsimile-Atlas (previous item), this is a detailed study of manuscript maps from ancient times to about 1650. This is a most important reference for medieval mappae-mundi as well as portolan charts and similar early forms of mapping sometimes difficult for the modern eye. Like the author's earlier work this is an absolutely indispensable work of reference. "The scholar who has long desired to get a clear general notion concerning the wide field of maps only existent in MS. designs, but ranging from the early centuries of our era down to the sixteenth or even seventeenth century, may assuredly congratulate himself on the good luck which has thrown the work into the hands of Nordenskiöld? As contrasted with the results of Nordenskiöld's labour, the Atlases of Jomard and Santarem fade into comparative insignificance?' (Bernard Quaritch in 1899). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturalistische Decorationsmalereien [Naturalistic Decorative Painting]

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1897, Hardcover (Half Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition UnstatedSEDER, ANTON. Naturalistische Decorationsmalereien [Naturalistic Decorative Painting], Berlin: Verlag Von Ernst Wasmuth, 1897. Folio, 22 lithographs 13x19 inches or 33x49cm, 9 more opening to double that size, printed hardcover folio with ribbon ties, half-bound in brown cloth, title page and 2-page forward by Ernst Wasmuth. All text in German. This series is numbered 1 to 40, but the present folio is lacking No. 34. It has two copies each of Nos. 11, 19-20, 26-27, 29, and 39-40. It also has a No. 48, which is from a later Seder series of the same name. I don't know how this collation came to be -- it is from the estate of a German-American artist and publisher. Seder was an art professor and director of the School of Applied Arts in Strasbourg. These lithos are done in the Art Nouveau style that in Germany was called Jugendstil. They show ideas for interior painting and decor. In addition to painting and teaching, Seder designed decorative art and architectural ornaments. Condition of this folio: Covers worn and stained but holding together. Lithos have foxing and waterstaining at margins, images overall fine. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text is in German. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Germany; 19th century; German Language; Architecture. Inventory No: 52126.

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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. Lge. 4to, (iv) 5-358 pp, 236 pp biographical sketches. Frontis & ills on un-numbered pages. Some lt. browning at edges o/w vgc. Portraits in biographical section. Nicely rebacked in red gilt half morocco, orig. gilt stamped cloth boards with "West Australia" with swan on front cover, cloth marked. No lettering on spine, as the orig. spine was issued. This scarce book is highly prized for the photographs of social history of Western Australia at an important period in W.A. gold discoveries, and portraits of many ancestors of present-day WA citizens.

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        My Fourth Tour in Western Australia

      London: William Heinemann. Very Good/No DJ. 1897. First Edition. Hard Cover. Lge 4to Presentation copy. Half bound blue cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine and upper cover. Personal letter attached to front paste down which suggests an association with the illustrator. Book plate of Herbert Ingram & signature on ffep. Tissue guarded frontis portrait plate of the author. Folding colour map of Western Australia showing "the goldfields," ten plates (some double-page), 400 in-text illustrations after drawings, watercolors and photographs. xxvii, 359 (16 pages catalogue.) Small tear to colour map. Very scarce copy. "In the 1890s Calvert achieved eminence as an authority on Australia, on the basis of his expeditions, and the accounts he wrote of them and of other aspects of Australian life and mores. In April 1890, partly in the company of his grandfather and perhaps his father [both of whom were involved in mining operations], he set out from London under the auspices of the General Exploration Company on his first gold-seeking trip to Australia. It was unsuccessful, and a second expedition, sponsored by the same body, spanned spring 1891 and summer 1892 and encompassed a route of about 500 miles into the north-west of Western Australia. For his third ‘tour’ his destination was again Roebourne, Western Australia. Before undertaking his next expedition Calvert was guest at a farewell dinner given in his honor by the lord mayor of London in October 1895. His ensuing publication, My Fourth Tour in Western Australia, listed the fellowships that he held at that time. The profuse illustrations, comprising photographs and sketches by the artist Walker Hodgson together with a special map of the western region, were a hallmark of his publications. There has been a revival of interest in Calvert’s ‘Australian’ years" (DNB). .

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        Remarkable Unique Archive of 11 documents relating to the reputed killing of Butch Cassidy and ?Wild Bunch? desperado Joe Walker

      "On April 21, 1897, Butch Cassidy, Joe Walker, and Elza Lay robbed the payroll of the Pleasant Valley Coal Company at Castle Gate, Utah, just west of Price, Utah. Hearing that Walker had been seen in the area, on May 8, 1898, a posse consisting of Carbon County, Utah, Sheriff C.W. Allred, Pete Anderson, Jack Gentry, Jim Inglefield, Billy McGuire, J.W. Warf, Jack Watson, J. B. Whitmore, and George Whitmore, was formed. Early on the morning of May 13th, mistakenly thinking they had discovered the camp of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the posse shot and killed two men. They recognized one body as Joe Walker. They thought the other was Butch Cassidy.The headline in the ?Salt Lake Tribune? on May 14, 1898 proclaimed ?Butch is dead.? A coroner?s inquest ruled that Walker and Cassidy were indeed the two bodies. Sheriff John Ward, of Evanston, Wyoming, who once had Cassidy in his jail for three months, was asked to come and confirm the identity of the second outlaw. He arrived a day after the burial; the bodies were exhumed. The May 17th edition of the ?Salt Lake Herald,? headlined ?Butch Cassidy is Still Alive,? reporting that Ward had identified the second body as that of Bob Culp, a notorious cattle thief. Photocopy of the article is present. There are reports that Butch Cassidy, hiding under a haystack in a wagon, watched his own funeral on May 15th.(1) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. ?For Burial Espencies of Joe Walker Butch Cassida (Elias) Roy Parker Tom Gilis. The following Property Sold on the 24th May 1898 at Price Utah.? Over 20 items, with price and name of buyer, including pistols, a gun, boots, blankets, seven horses, saddle, spurs.(2) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Continuation of previous page. Headed ?Brought over.? Lists ?1 Black horse sold,? also ?1 Bay? horse and ?1 Yellow horse sold...? Drawings of brands on horses. Purchasers? names and prices are listed.(3) Seventh Judicial District Court, Carbon County, Price, Utah, letterhead, 1.5 pages, 8? x 10.75?, front & verso. ?Burrial Exspences of Joe Walker and Butch Cassiday Elias Parker Tom Gilis. May 14 & 15 1898.? List of expenses, with cost and name of person paid. Including coffins, washing bodies, digging graves, hawling bodies and boxes, hay to feed horses, shaving bodies, sheriff expenses.(4) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. ?Burrial Exspences of Joe Walker and Butch Cassidy.? Price, Utah, May 14 & 15, 1898. Clear listing of the information on the preceding page, including cost of items purchased (?2 Coffins & Boxes?) and from whom and names of those paid for ?washing 2 bodies ... Diging graves ... 2 suits under wear ... Two Shrouds ... halling Coffins ... halling Bodies to place of Burial ... Diging up Body for identification ... Shaving 1 Body...? After it was exhumed, Sheriff Ward identified the body thought to be Butch Cassidy as cattle thief Bob Culp.(5) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Price, Utah, 1898. In pencil. Headed ?Expences.? Five names listed, 2 or 3 days each, at $3 per day. Cost of hiring and feeding horses. Noted on verso ?Exspences of Sail.?(6) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Price, Utah, 1898. Headed ?Continued.? In ink, includes information on previous page and other expenses including ?Sheriff for Bringing Bodies C.W. Allred.? Noted on verso: ?I hereby certify that the within Bills have been Paid. P.J. Olsen Justice of the Peace.?(7) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Price, Utah, 1898. In pencil. ?We the undersigned certify we have received the ammounts set opisite the names in the Burial expences and delivering Property of Joe Walker and Butch Cassidy.? Twelve signatures, including some who were members of Sheriff Allred?s posse.(8) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Price, Utah, May 28, 1898. Tear at lower left blank edge. Headed ?Notice? announcing the sale by P.J. Olsen, Justice of the Peace, Price Precinct, and Albert Bryner, Treasurer Carbon County, at public auction ?One Yellow horse? and ?One bay horse,? each described with markings and brand. ?The above described property beeing part of that found in the possesion of Joe Walker and Butch Cassida.?(9) Typed Document Signed ?P.J. Olsen? as Coroner, 8? x 9.5?. Lightweight carbon signed in ink. Sale of two branded horses for $19.50. Brands drawn in ink.(10) Seventh Judicial District Court, Carbon County, Price, Utah, letterhead, 8? x 11?. In pencil. ?Inquest held on Dead Robbers.? Four named men ?Sworn and testified ... All Testified on information and belief that one was the body of the man that held up Paymaster Carpenter ... John Bryner was sworn and testified that one was the body of Joe Walker and the other was one of the men that committed the Castle Gate Robbery. Sheriff Allred sworn and testified.?(11) Seventh Judicial District Court, Carbon County, Price, Utah, letterhead, 8? x 11?. In pencil. Four additional names ?sworn and testified.?"

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        Following the Equator, and The Innocents Abroad

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

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        HOME SEEKERS' GUIDE TO THE LANDS OF THE MOBILE AND OHIO R.R. IN ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI

      F.C. Nunemacher Press, 1897., 1897. 8.25 X 4" printed wrappers. 44 pages including wrappers. Illustrations, index. 450,000 acres available in tracts. Discusses the advantages of living in the south to include growth of manufacturers, agricultural progress and prosperity, the topography, climate, water, and rainfall. Capability of growing fruits that are superior to those grown in California, discussing Japanese plums, berries, grapes, etc. Lands of the Pine Belt or Gulf coast country are perfect for growing all types of vegetables, with the largest return per acre being cabbage. Farm, staple and field crops successful, including sugar cane, various root crops, chufas, Jerusalem artichokes, etc. Entire territory adapted to stock raising. Tax rates for Alabama and Mississippi discussed along with hunting, fishing, valuable woods, important cities and towns to include Mobile, Citronelle, Deer Park, Fruitdale, Neridian, Stonewall, etc. Price list of labor, materials and fertilizers. Bricklayers paid 40 cents/hour, plumbers paid $2 - $3 per day, fencing is $5 - $6 per meter, sugar cost 5 cents/pound, bacon is 7 cents/pound, etc. Worn and with soiling to wrappers and a bit of edge wear, else a good copy of and informative brochure.

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        How To Tell A Story And Other Essays - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Fine. 1897. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright First Edition/First Printing copy in Fine condition in the original red cloth with limited rubbing along cover and spine, uncut pages, top edges gilt, error "ciper" for "cipher" on p. 187, line 16, 2 pages of advertisement in back [BAL 3449]. Scarce in this condition; Mark Twain's series of essays describing his own writing style, attacking the idiocy of a fellow author, defending the virtue of a dead woman, and trying to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors .

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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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        The Tour of 1897: A Daily Record of the Triumphs of The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Showing the Towns Visited, Business Done, State of the Weather, and Such Incidents as are of General Interest, with an official list of the Barnum & Bailey Company (Cover title): Barnum and Bailey Tour of 1897

      (Buffalo NY): (Published by Harvey L. Watkins / Courier Company). 1897. First. First and only edition. A "shape book": string tied in elephant head-shaped wrappers. 123pp, 88pp ads, (2pp index). Small chip, and slight erosion on the front wrapper, tiny and insignificant stain on the very edge of a couple of pages, a very good or better copy of a very fragile book. Wonderful tour book of the circus' circuit in 1897 with portraits of some of the acts, executives, personnel, etc., and with extensive statistics. Rare. Not in OCLC. .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 19. I. 1897.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den Philologen und Religionshistoriker Otto Kern (1863-1942) in Rostock: "Mit Vergnügen werde ich Ihren Vortrag entgegennehmen. Wollen Sie das Manuskript direkt an mich schicken [...]". - Kern habilitierte sich 1894 für klassische Philologie in Berlin und ging 1897 als a.o.Prof. nach Rostock, wo er seit 1900 als Ordinarius lehrte. Von 1907 bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1931 wirkte er in Halle/Saale. Neben Arbeiten zur Epigraphik arbeitete er vor allem über die Orphik und verfaßte biographische Skizzen zur Altertumswissenschaft. - Darunter von fremder Hand in Rotstift notiert: "Mittwoch Manuscript Donnerstag Wisson [?]". - Auf dem leeren Bl. 1 der gedr. Bestimmungen zur Publikation von Beiträgen in der von Virchow und Holtzendorff herausgegebenen "Sammlung gemeinverständlicher wissenschaftlicher Vorträge".

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        Colonel Bogey’s Sketch Book; an eccentric collection of scribbles and scratches found in disused lockers and swept up in the pavilion

      Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897 - Frontispiece, illustrations by throughout by André Oblong 4to Binding with some rubbing and soiling, a few pages with scribbles and light spotting throughout, rear end-papers with light stain, but a very good copy Scarce. Better known for his illustrations for childrens’ books, André was a keen golfer and this is a very affectionate and entertaining spoof history of the game. Original quarter cloth, pictorial boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Empire Makers and Breakers: A Scene at the South Africa Committee

      1897. Stuff (Assumed to be Pseudonym of Henry Charles Seppings-Wright [1850-1937]). Empire Makers and Breakers: A Scene at the South Africa Committee, 1897. Supplement to Vanity Fair, November 25, 1897. 13-1/2" x 19-1/2" Color lithograph, attractively matted and glazed in recent wood frame with gilt inside border and black outside edge. Photocopy of accompanying Vanity Fair essay and Certificate of Authenticity affixed to rear. Image vivid, clean and free of creases and tears. A well-preserved copy of a scarce item in a handsome frame. * A superb portrayal of British pride when the Empire was at its zenith, this image relates to the deliberations of the South African Committee at the close of the Second Matabele War, 1896-1897, which consolidated British control of Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe). The most notable figure in this image is Cecil Rhodes, the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony and an ardent imperialist, who stands in the center of the image with a glass. As the map in the background indicates, the committee is discussing its plan to push into the Boer states, most notably Transvaal and Orange. This action triggered the Second Boer War, 1899-1902, which introduced the concentration camp and scorched-earth tactics and ended with British domination of South Africa. Vanity Fair was published weekly from 1869 to 1914. It is best-known today for its caricatures of notable people and satirical depictions of current events. With few exceptions these were produced by a series of artists under pseudonyms, most notably "Spy" and "Ape." Approximately 2,400 caricatures were published in all, mostly as single pages. Vanity Fair also published 21 special numbers with double-page prints. "Empire Makers and Breakers" was originally issued in one of these. The prints were also issued individually. The absence of a central vertical crease indicates that our copy is one of these. The identity of "Stuff" has never been determined, but he is generally believed to be Henry Charles Seppings-Wright.

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        British Deer and Their Horns. Signed limited edition

      London Henry Sotheran and Co 1897. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Light soiling and rubbing to cover and spine. Some scattered foxing. Illustrations bright. Contents firm Special edition. 48/100 Half leather brown cloth cover 400mm x 310mm (16" x 12"). xviii, 224pp. 185 text and full page illustrations including 3 colour plates. Signed by author on limitation page and dated June 30th. 1897.

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        L`Uomo delinquente

      Fratelli Bocca editori - Torino 1897 - In rapporto all' antropologia, alla giurisprudenza ed alla psichiatria. Atlante. 25x16.5 cm. Originale tessuto marrone vincolanti Editor [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lo-To-Kah

      New York, NY: Continental Publishing, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Dixon, Maynard; Craig, Charles. Wealthy Colorado mining entrepreneur Verner Z. Reed wrote several books as well as many shorter pieces for periodicals. Lo-To-Kah is the account of a fictional Ute medicine man who figures in six interconnected stories. It is most well-known as the first book illustrated by Maynard Dixon. This copy is inscribed by Maynard Dixon to his uncle Robert P. Maynard, "To Uncle Rob with best wishes, from Maynard, March 7, 1897." Also illustrated by Charles Craig. Textured brown cloth boards are somewhat soiled, edges rubbed. Binding tight. Interior is clean, save for some penciling on front endpapers, pasted-in biography of Dixon on half-title page. In custom slipcase.

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        ARCHIV für Katholisches Kirchenrecht mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Deutschland, Oesterreich-Ungarn und die Schweiz

      - Begründet von Ernst Freiherr von Moy de Sons; Bd.77-122 (ohne Bd.118,121) und Bde. XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII Bibliographie, Innsbr./Mainz 1897-1943. schönes einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar in Hlwbden mit braunem und roten Rücken mit Goldrückentitel.Mit Register zu Bd.1-66 und Autorenregister zu Bd.1-105 mit Goldtückenschild. Bibliothekenstempel

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        As Nature shows them. Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains. With over 400 photographic illustrations in the text and many transfers of species from life.

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

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        Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und dessen Neben- und Schutzländern. jezo mit den südlichen Kurilen, Sachalin, Korea und den Liukiu-Inseln.

      Würzburg und Leipzig. Verlag d. K.u.K.Hofbuchhandlung von Leo Woerl, 1897. - 2.Auflage, 2 in 1, Frontispiz und mit ca. 100 Abbildungen, 4°. 27,4 x 19,0 cm. 421/342 Seiten, Herausgegeben von seinen Söhnen. Erster und Zweiter Band, Vorwort von dem Autor, In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben, insbesondere der Rücken und die Lederecken, vorderer Vorsatz etwas fingerfleckig, Bd.2: S.337-342 lose, Papier mit leichter Randbräune. Lederecken, Hardcover in Halbleder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shafra ve-Hadra ve-Sidra de-Agadita de-Paksha: al pi nusakh Hakadmonim alehem hashalom asher nimtza bekitvey yad yeshanim noshanim mikama meot shanim [etc.] Sa'adya Ga'on ve-Moshe ben Maimon. Ve-nilva elav perush ¿Ets hayim asher tipkha [etc.] Yahya ben Yosef Tsalih [etc.]

      Shmuel Halevy Zuckerman and Partner, Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire 1897 - 25 leaves. Yudlov 2037. Yaari 1530. Offprint, with its own special title page, from the Takhlal Siddur {prayerbook] printed in Jerusalem in 1894. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3. Early 20th century purple ink rubber stamp impression on title with the inscription in Hebrew whose translation is: Dedicated to the Issacharov- Babayoff Synagogue in the holy city of Jerusalem, may it be rebuilt in our days, amen." This synagogue was founded in the 1890s, so both the book and the synagogue came into being at roughly the same time and in the same city. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        4 Autograph Letters, signed, to Grant Allen

      n.p., 1890-1897 - A fascinating group of letters whose scope ranges from animism and tree worship to private topics. In one letter, Frazer thanks Allen "for the kind present of 'The Attis'" (Allen's translation of The Attis of Caius Valerius Catullus - with dissertations on the myth of Attis, on the origin of tree-worship -, 1892). Frazer later devoted a section to this subject in Adonis, Attis, Osiris. Studies in the History of Oriental Religion (1906). Elsewhere, Frazer observes, "I should be pleased and proud to make your acquaintance - Whether the profit would be mutual, is, I fear, much more than doubtful. I am no talker and I am afraid you would find me an exceedingly dull fellow. The few ideas I have occur at long intervals, and though, by being stored up and set out together in a book, they make a little show, yet the intervals (which form much the greater part of my life) are times of 'long barren silence' and intellectual vacuity. Not that I am idle at such times, I am reading and studying. But the process of absorbing ideas, however pleasurable to the absorber, is hardly interesting to the bystander. Forgive me for saying so much about myself - It must be very disappointing, after reading a book with interest or even admiration, to find that the writer is a very dull person." The recipient is Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (1848-1899), a prolific Canadian-born writer, reviled in the mid 1890s as "the prophet of the new hedonism." As Vickery notes, discussing The Attis, "the first to make extensive use of Frazer's ideas was Grant Allen - he drew heavily on The Golden Bough, which he calls 'a profound and epoch-making work' - Allen's ideas are of less importance than is the swiftness with which he absorbed and applied the perspectives afforded classical literature by The Golden Bough." Frazer autograph material is quite uncommon, especially with such good content 4 vols., 12mo. 1-1/2 to 4 pp. . Vickery, The Literary Impact of The Golden Bough, pp. 88-89

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        Einige Skizzen, Projecte und ausgeführte Bauwerke. Band 2 (von 4).

      Wien, Anton Schroll 1897.. 2° (39 x 30 cm). [3] Bll. (Titel, Vorwort, Inhalt). 34 Bll. Heliogravuren, braune OHLn.-Flügelmappe mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel, Mappe mit Kratzspuren, Titelbl. Mit kleinem Eckabriss.. Czeike 5,568 f.; Thieme/B. XXXV,47. Der 2. Band der in 4 Teilen zwischen 1890 und 1922 erschienenenb Dokumentation der ausgeführte Bauten und Projekte. Otto Wagner (1841-1918) erwarb sich unvergängliche Verdienste um die moderne Architektur, als deren wichtigster österreichischer Eponent er - zusammen mit Adolf Loos - im 20. Jahrhundert gilt. Die prächtigen Heliogravuren wurden im k.k. miltärgeographischen Institut hergestellt. Sie zeigen zumeist öffentliche Bauten (Stadtbahn-Stationen und Viadukte) in Wien.

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        Harper's 1897. [Promotional poster for the January Number]

      Harper's, [New York 1897 - Signed in the image by Edward Penfield, upper right, with his monogram. Approx. 18 x 13-1/2 inches. Pinholes at corners; a few tiny spots; light horizontal crease. Advertising White Man's Africa by Poultney Bigelow, The Martian by Du Maurier, Farce by W. D. Howells, and others. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        An Unknown People

      London: [Privately published]. 1897. First. First edition. Small octavo. 31pp. Flexible red-brown cloth titled in gilt. Faint spot at the top corner of the front board, else very near fine. The first separate publication, re-printing an article from the July, 1897 issue of The Reformer. One of the first serious essays attempting to solicit sympathy, understanding, and tolerance of homosexuals, predating the term with the word "homogenic." An Unknown People focuses more on understanding the sensibilities of gays, rather than on their actual sexual activities. The essay later became Chapter Two of Carpenter's book The Intermediate Sex (1908). An extremely uncommon edition of a key text in the history of human sexuality, written by Britain's first gay rights activist. .

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        Forecasts of the Coming Century

      The Labour Press Limited, Manchester 1897 - First edition. Hardcover. An anthology that included: Tom Mann, William Morris, Enid Stacy, Grant Allen, Bernard Shaw and several others. An about near fine copy in decorated cloth binding with some bumping to the top corners and a little fraying to the spine crown but internally a clean copy. A very nice copy of this important and uncommon collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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