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        New Light on the Early History of the Greater Northwest: Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and David Thompson 1799-1814: Exploration and Adventure Among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri and Columbia Rivers

      New York, NY: Francis P. Harper, 1897. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Limited, 205/1100, only marked as such in first volume. In three green cloth volumes with some rubbing to edges. Legend sheet and all 3 maps are present in volume 3, title page as-is, has inch-long triangular open tear. Previous owner bookplates.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS IN HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S COURT FOR JAPAN RELATING TO THE DEATH OF WALTER RAYMOND HALLOWELL CAREW

      Japan Gazette 1897 - Hardback. Reprinted from the Japan Gazette. Walter and Edith Carew lived in a small enclave of expatriates in Yokohama, Japan where Carew had business interests. In the autumn of 1896 Walter Carew was suddenly taken ill. Biliousness was diagnosed, but after a brief improvement he relapsed. The doctor's puzzlement was relieved by a diagnosis for his patient's illness provided in a letter sent to him. It read, 'Three bottles of arsenic in one week. Maruya.' But it was too late to save Carew, who died of arsenical poisoning. At the inquest a Japanese chemist, Maruya, sender of the letter, stated that he had supplied several bottles of arsenic in solution, complying with Mrs Carew's written instructions. Mrs Carew claimed that her husband suffered from a mysterious illness, unbeknown to his doctor, for which he found relief by taking doses of arsenic. Mrs Carew was arrested, and charged with murdering her husband. Her trial, under the judicial authority of the British Consul in Yokohama, began in January 1897. Mrs Carew concocted a story about a fictitious woman who she said had been intimate with her husband. Letters purporting to have been written by this woman to Walter Carew were denounced in court as forgeries made by Mrs Carew. Edith Carew was found guilty, sentence of death being commuted to penal servitude for life. Contents include : Inquest; Preliminary Examination of Edith May Hallowell Carew; Trial of Edith May Hallowell Carew; Appendix; (342pp.) Preliminary Examination of Mary Esther Jacob (23pp.). From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Rebound, browned edges, tiny embossed stamp on tp. A Vg+ copy of an extremely rare title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sonnets of William Skakespeare

      Boston: University Press,, 1897. Octavo (193 × 148 mm). Contemporary binding by G. P. Putnam's Sons in scarlet morocco, spine lettered in gilt with raised gilt bands, ornate gilt borders to spine, boards and turn-ins, red silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Rubricated motto to title page and initial of each sonnet. Joints skilfully repaired, spine slightly darkened, light stain to front board, reside of bookplate to verso of front flyleaf. Internally fine; an excellent copy. A beautiful copy of Shakespeare's sonnets, in a very attractive binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Baugeschichte des Palais-Neubaus Ihrer Hochfürstlichen Durchlaucht Hermine, Fürstin Mutter zu Schaumburg-Lippe, Prinzessin zu Waldeck und Pyrmont in Bückeburg.

      Ohne Ort und Verlag 1897 - Mit einem faksimilierten Brief des Hofmarschalls (von Alten (?)), handschriftlich ergänzt um den Namen des Buchempfängers. Dieser ist Herr Gustav Schrader, Schlossermeister, der in der "Übersicht über die Bauleitung, die Handwerker und Lieferanten" als Beteiligter am Bau des Schlosses Bückeburg, dessen Entstehung und Ausstattung hier beschrieben wird, aufgeführt wird. Der Ledereinband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, innen sauber und frisch. Die Klammern nur leicht rostig. Mit Gesamtfarbschnitt. Siehe Foto. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. 14 Blatt, nicht pag. Goldgeprägter OriginalGanzLeder.

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        British Golf Links

      London, J. S. Virtue and Co., Ltd.,, 1897. A short account of the leading golf courses in the United Kingdom. Large quarto. Original japon wrappers, titles to upper wrapper gilt, all edges untrimmed. With the defective original transit box. Illustrated throughout. Some minor insect abrasion to the front free endpaper, but an exemplary copy in original condition. First Edition, First Impression, Large Paper Issue. One of 250 numbered copies printed on the larger paper and published in wrappers in the expectation that purchasers would bind to their own tastes. As a result copies in the original state are very uncommon. A superb example of the best issue of one of the key books in its field.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British Golf Links: A Short Account Of The Leading Golf Links Of The United Kingdom

      J.S. Virtue 1897 - A superbly illustrated book that reveals the glory of Britains's finest links courses accompanied by Hutchinson's elegant text. A Large Paper edition, limited to 250 copies, also exists. First trade edition. Folio. viii + 331pp + 5pp of advertisememts. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and portraits. Original green pictorial cloth boards, sl rubbed. Contents bright, sl shaken, top section of front gutter exposed, closed 2" tear to fep. A good copy.  [D&M, 3950]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Ulais.

      Berlin, Verlag der Blätter für die Kunst, 1897.. Ca. 20 x 17 cm. 78 (2) Seiten. Illustrierter Original-Umschlag.. Erste Ausgabe der Erstveröffentlichung des Dichters. Landmann 82. Eins von 200 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 207). Umschlaggestaltung von Melchior Lechter. Titelblatt in Rot und Schwarz. Buchhändlermarke von Breslauer & Meyer, Berlin auf Innenseite des Umschlages. 2 Blätter etwas faltig. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Materialien der Literatur- und Kunstgesellschaft "PAN". Aus dem Nachlass von Hugo und Rudolf Greinz.

      -,, Linz - Innsbruck, 1897 - Linz - Innsbruck, -, 1897 - 1900. Bei den Materialien handelt es sich offensichtlich um Papiere aus der Gründerzeit der Literatur- und Kunstgesellschaft "PAN" in Linz und in Innsbruck. Die Gründung wurde circa 1897 anvisiert, sodann 1898 realisiert. In diesem Konvulut, aufbewahrt in einer Kladde, überschrieben mit PAN, enthält neben 13 Berichten über die Gründung des Vereins in damaligen Tageszeitungen (z. Teil sehr ausführlich) auch die handschriftlichen Notizen (zum Teil in Stenographie) über die zukünftigen Mitglieder, weiters die gedruckten Statuten von Innsbruck und Linz, daneben Einladungen zu Festivitäten und die Kassagebarung, dann Grußbotschaften, Kartengrüße, Briefe und erste Rezensionen (Seebach). Der handschriftliche Teil besteht aus circa 46 Blatt und bezieht sich nur auf den Verein "PAN". Diese Materialien sind unerschlossen und stellen ein wichtiges Bindeglied der literarischen Vernetzung in Österreich dar, deren Bedeutung sich rund um die Zeitschrift "Der Brenner" und "Föhn" spiegelte. Die Namen lesen sich wie ein "who is who" des literarischen und künstlerischen "Jung-Tirol". - Unikat! Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Das moderne Plakat.

      Dresden, Verlag von Gerhard Kühtmann 1897.. Folio. (22,5 x 30,5 cm). VIII, 316 S. Mit 52 (recte 53) farbigen Steindrucktafeln und 266 Textabbildungen. Privater Leinenband der Zeit mit Kopfgoldschnitt, die Originalbroschurumschläge mit eingebunden.. Originalausgabe. - Die erste umfangreiche Plakatpublikation in Deutschland. Mit lithographierten Tafeln nach Jules Cheret (2), Henri Guerard, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (2), Caran d'Ache, Steinlen (3), Lucien Metivet, Eugene Grasset (2), Maurice Realier-Dumas, Victor Mucha, Adlphe Crespin, Theo van Rysselberghe, Henri Meunier (2), Gisbert Combaz, Emile Berchmans (2,) Armand Rassenfosse, Dudley Hardy, Maurice Greiffenhagen, D. Withelaw, Leonard Raven-Hill, Brothers Beggarstaff, Arthur A.Orr, Herbert Mc.Nairl & Frank MacDonald, Louis J. Rehead (3), Will H. Bradley (2), Edward Penfield, Will L. Carqueville, Joseph Leyendecker, Lincoln, Charles H.Woodbury, Arthur W. Dow, M.Laueger, Franz Stuck, Otto Fischer (2), Georg Müller-Breslau, Hans Unger, Hermann Behrens, Holten Skonsgaard, Mataloni. Am Ende des Textes eine zusätzlich eingebundene Chromolithographie. - Mit einem Exlibris "Stern" auf dem Innendeckel und dem kleinen gedruckten Besitzvermerk von Jan Tschichold. - Sehr gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Lectures on angina pectoris and allied states.

      . New York, Appelton, 1897, Gr.8°, VI, 160 pp., orig. grüner Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel; Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Prof. Ernst von Leyden mit seinem ExLibris und Besitzstempel.. First Book Edition of Sir William Osler (1849-1919) "classic on angina pectoris", from the library of Prof. Ernst von Leyden with his stamp and his ExLibris - These - Lectures on angina pectoris and allied states: I. Introduction; II. Angina pectoris vera-atiology-general description; III. Angina pectoris vera-phenomena of the attack; IV/1. Syncope anginosa; 2. The Adams-Stoke syndrome; 3. Angina sine dolore; 4. Cardic asthma. - The appendix contains: Note A - Rougnon's claim; Note B - The case of Mr. Matthew Arnold - were originally given at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and published in the 'New York Medical Journal', 1896 (Vol. 56) and were republished with additions and corrections. - . - Bedford No. 627; Osler 3567; Abbott, p. 67. Bloog, p. 47; Golden & roland, Sir William Osler: an annotated bibliography .. No. 669

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        The Woodland Life

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. 1897. First. First edition. Slight foxing in the text, and a little soiling and rubbing to the boards, a near fine, mainly uncut copy of the author's first book. One of three binding variants, this is the variant in blue-green buckram. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE PINK FAIRY BOOK

      1897. With Numerous Illustrations by H.J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. Original pink cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of the fifth of the twelve "Fairy Books" edited by Andrew Lang, each one bound in the appropriate color cloth. This one follows BLUE (1889), RED, GREEN and YELLOW, and would in turn be followed by GREY, VIOLET, CRIMSON, BROWN, ORANGE, OLIVE and LILAC (1910). This volume contains about forty fairy tales, including "The Cat's Elopement," "The Snow-queen," "The Cunning Shoemaker," "The Wounded Lion," "The Troll's Daughter" and "The Merry Wives."~This copy is in near-fine condition -- with the almost-unavoidable problem with this particular color, which is that the pink spine is faded (though the gilt there remains rather bright); this copy does not have a tissue between frontispiece and title page, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, since such tissues typically turn up heavily foxed. NCBEL 1108.

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        Theory and Calculation of Alternating Current Phenomena

      The W. J. Johnston Co., New York 1897 - Octavo. Cloth Hardcover, 1897. First Edition. Ex-library with the usual treatments. xvii + 431pp + (12) ads. Bound in green cloth with blind-stamped framing on the boards, gilt lettering on the side. Spine and panel edges shellacked. Extremities peeled. The joints and textblock are strong, though the hinges are just starting. Pages are clean and intact througout. "J.J. Green / Notre Dame / Feb. 1897" notation on front end page. First book by pioneering electrical engineer Charles Steinmetz, also known as "The Forger of Thunderbolts," whose work on alternating currents was critical in the expansion of electric power [wikipedia], [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, 17 Bände, Neuer Abdruck, 1894 – 1897

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1894 - 1897. - Gemeinsam mit der 6. Auflage Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte. Es gibt diese 5. Auflage in einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher, großenteils reichhaltig ornamentierter Ausgaben. de 42000 Buchrücken und Deckel partiell geringfügig berieben, Rücken partiell leicht aufgehellt. Eine kleine Läsion am Kapital des 6. Bandes fachmännisch geschlossen. Seiten überwiegend sauber, wenige Seiten etwas fleckig, einige Seiten des 13. Bandes an unterer Ecke etwas randfleckig. Eine Tafel des 15. Bandes etwas aus dem Schnitt ragend. In toto gutes Exemplar dieser überaus prachtvollen repräsentativen Jahrhundertwende-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Nachschlagewerke: Allgemeine Lexika: Jahrhundertwende) Vollständiges Grundwerk (A – Z) in 17 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei schwarzen Rückenschildern sowie überaus reicher goldgeprägter Rückenornamentik des Buchrückens. Buchdeckel mit floralen Blindprägungen. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Es handelt sich um eine der prachtvollsten Lexikonausgaben der Jahrhundertwende-Ära. Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände.

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        Gegen den Strich (A Rebours). Autorisierte Uebersetzung von M. Capsius.

      Berlin, Schuster & Löffler, 1897. Original wrappers (Melchior Lechter). 304 p. Uncut. Cover illustration and author's portrait by Melchior Lechter. First edition. A bit soiled. Tiny date on inside lower cover.* The very rare first translation into German with Jugendstil design by Lechter printed in red and black.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        THE PHYSICIAN

      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1897. n. Hardcover. A Special Presentation Binding Given to Queen Mary. 222 x 146 mm (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 4 p.l., 78 pp., [1] leaf. ESPECIALLY APPEALING DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY THE DOVES BINDERY (stamp-signed and dated "18 C-S 97" on rear turn-in), covers with double gilt fillet border accented along the sides with dots and leaves, each of the four corners with a bouquet of tulips arising from a triangle of stippling; raised bands, spine compartments tooled with a long-stemmed tulip on a stippled ground, turn-ins with three gilt rules and tulip-and-leaf cornerpieces, all edges gilt. In an old (the original?) fleece-lined black folding cloth box with printed title label on spine. With two plates showing ground plans for Act II and Act III. Front pastedown with the engraved bookplate of Princess Mary; first preliminary blank inscribed by the author "To H.R.H. / Princess [Victoria] Mary [Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes] Duchess of Teck / from her obedient servant / Henry Arthur Jones / in grateful remembrance / of her kind presence at / the first performance of / 'The Physician' March 25th / 1897"; second preliminary blank with autographs of the cast of the play; third preliminary blank with the later (re-gifting) inscription "To Mr. Henry J. Bell / in remembrance of / Princess Mary [Adelaide of Cambridge] / from / Victoria Mary." Below the inscription are the autographs of the princess' three brothers, Adolphus of Teck (signed simply "Teck"), Francis of Teck, and Alexander George of Teck. For the binding: Tidcombe 299. The typical offsetting from turn-ins, but A VERY FINE COPY--immaculate internally, and the binding perfectly preserved, the leather almost mirror-like in its luster. This is an elegant Doves binding, probably commissioned by the author for presentation to Princess Mary of Teck, the future Queen Consort to King George V, and enhanced with important autographs. The elegant design of the exterior is recognizable at once as Doves work, mainly because it features Cobden-Sanderson's most frequently used tulip tool, 3b, employed here (as typical) with two small dots tooled above. And as for the interior, this item has what Charles Whittingham and his Chiswick Press normally provide: high quality press work and fine textured paper with ample margins. A popular English dramatist, Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929) had his detractors. As his daughter writes in "Taking the Curtain Call: The Life and Letters of Henry Arthur Jones," Oscar Wilde declared that "there are three rules for writing plays. The first rule is not to write like Henry Arthur Jones; the second and third rules are the same." Despite Wilde's deadly witticism, "The Physician" is not without its merits. It premiered at London's Criterion Theatre on 25 March 1897, with a cast reading like a "Who's Who" of the English theater; one of our cast signatories is Marion Terry, who played leading roles in more than 125 plays. As the wife of King-Emperor George V, Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes of Teck (1867-1953) was Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, and before her husband's accession, she was successively Duchess of York, Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess of Wales. (Her lengthy concatenation of names suitably reflects the exalted nature of these various titles.) After George V's death in 1936, she became queen mother when her eldest son Edward became king-emperor, but to her bitter disappointment, he abdicated later the same year to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.

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        Captains Courageous

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited,, 1897. A story of the Grand Banks. Crown octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover with gilt titles and pictorial designs, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece and 22 full-page illustrations. Frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrations by I. W. Taber. Spine slightly darkened and gently rolled, contents lightly foxed; an excellent copy with bright, clean boards. First UK book edition, first impression. Preceded by the US book edition the previous month, and originally published 1896-7 in Pearson's Magazine. Written while newlywed Kipling was living in Vermont, Captains Courageous is Kipling's only novel set entirely in America. With bookplate and small blue bookseller's ticket to front pastedown.

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        CAPTAINS COURAEOUS": A STORY OF THE GRAND BANKS

      NEW YORK NY CENTURY CO (THE) PUB 1897. - NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J. BOOK IS ABOUT FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT OTHER THAN A SLIGHT LIGHT ABRASION TO THE SPINE. A BEAUTIFUL VERY CLEAN AND, BRIGHT COPY WITHOUT THE USUALLY FOUND DARKENING OR FADING OF THE SPINE. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        VEGE-MEN'S REVENGE

      Longmans, Green & Co., London 1897 - (Upton, Florence K.) illustrator. THE VEGE-MEN'S REVENGE with verses by Bertha Upton. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1897. First edition. Oblong 4to - 11-1/4" x 8-5/8". Green cloth backed color pictorial boards with soiling and minor shelf wear. Swan-motif endpapers. 62pp. A fantasy story about a little girl and a group of humanized vegetables. Wonderfully illustrated with thirty-two full color full page illustrations as well as brown drawings within text. From the mother and daughter team that brought us the Golliwogg books. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wild Sports In Ireland

      L.Upcott Gill. 1897 - Hardcover bound in original cloth. Rare. Gilt lettering to front board and spine. 30 full page advertisements in front and back. xii, 14 chapters, 234pp uncut. 10 plates including frontispiece and 9 text cuts. 'The Slob-Trout River' plate is becoming unhinged, p. 151. Subtle foxing throughout. Slight discolouration to front board fore-edge corners . Minor bumping to corners. Small tear to cloth at head of spine. Overall in very good condition, a nice copy of this rare book. Bickerdyke, an Englishman (real name Charles Henry Cook), wrote several books about angling, shooting, sailing, beer and photography. This book predominantly focuses on his angling and wildfowl adventures on Lough Derg and in Co Clare. He spent long periods of time anchored out on Lough Derg, and has included tales of boating and shooting in his writing. Wild Sports in Ireland makes for a pleasurable read, and is complimented by many reproductions of Bickerdyke's photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A collection of 185 very fine, mostly hand-coloured, drawings of Coleoptera collected by the French naturalist August Sallé (1820-1896) in Central and South America and the West Indies, preserved in a contemporary 4to (323 x 235mm) half calf binding.

      This highly interesting collection belonged to René Oberthür and is probably put together by him. On the first leaf we find the following note written by him 'Les dessins originaux et planches d'insectes contenus dans ce volume proviennent en totalité de mon vieil ami Auguste Sallé; je les ai acquis à la vente qui a eu lieu bien après sa mort, fin février 1897. Rennes 1897 René Oberthür'. The very fine drawings, apart from a very few which are outline drawings, are superbly hand-coloured and by the best artists of the period and many are signed by the artist. The following names are found: Poujade, Wapler, Nicolet, Mignaux, Vaillant, Dumeril. The size of the drawings vary and the large drawings are 17 x 27 cm. and the smaller ones 6,5 x 10 cm. A few are dated, the earliest one is dated 1859 and the last one 1878. Occasionally the country or place of origin is mentioned such as: Mexique, Haiti, Amer. Mérid., Ste Lucie, St Domingue, Texas, Honduras, Jamaique, Guadeloupe./Auguste Salle (1820-1896) was a French traveller and entomologist, specializing in Coleoptera. He travelled the Southern States of the USA, Central America, especially Mexico, and Venezuala and the West Indies. After his return he set up as a natural history and insect dealer and had close connections with the important entomologists of the day such as René Oberthür. "F.D. Godman and O. Salvin made use of Salle's Central American collections in compilation of 'Biologia Centrali Americana' (1879-1915). He was a Fellow of the Société Entomologique de France, and of the Entomological Society of London" (Harvey, Gilbert and Martin p. 179)./ /Provenance: René Oberthür famous French entomologist, with his note on first leaf. The work was purchased by Kikumaro Okano from our company in 1971 and was advertised in our catalogue 159.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS

      London: Methuen & Co.,. 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [1] 2-301 [302: printer's imprint [303-304: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank; half title and title leaves are a conjugate pair and are inserted] + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated "March 1897" inserted at rear,. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed.. Spine panel a bit sunned, touch of wear to cloth at spine ends, minor. foxing to fore and bottom edges of text block, still a bright, tight,. very good copy. A very attractive copy of a book seldom found in nice. condition. (#77469). First edition. One of Wells's more uncommon books, this collection includes many of his best SF and fantasy tales. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-154. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1676. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2328. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-245. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15056. Currey, p. 522. Hammond C2. Wells 10. Wells Society 10.

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        The Spoils of Poynton

      London: William Heinemann, 1897, 1897. FIRST EDITION in book form, colonial sheets bound for home market, matching Supino [48.5.0]. In the original publisher's light blue cloth with nine tulips to upper, with gilt titles to spine and upper, one ad to rear (no catalogue). A truly fine copy. Superb throughout. Forced to leave her home to make way for her son and his uncultured fiancee, Mrs Gereth hatches a subtle plot to remove as many of the house's priceless furnishings as possible. Supino, also Edel and Laurence.

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        CATALOGUE VAN LOEY-NOURI

      (Brussels): Van Loey-Nouri, 1897. later loth; title gilt-stamped on leather label on spine, marbled pastedown and endpapers. Type Specimens. 4to. later loth; title gilt-stamped on leather label on spine, marbled pastedown and endpapers. unpaginated. Text in French. Type faces offered for sale by the Van Loey-Nouri firm of Brussels. Illustrated descriptions of printshop furniture, tools, and presses. Also includes borders, ornaments, decorations, coats of arms, Christian religious symbols and various other symbols. Some pages with different colored type. Some light foxing. Page with notes in ink laid in.

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        Die Wertbemessung des Diptherieheilserums und deren theoretischen Grundlagen.

      - Klin. Jb., 6. - Jena, Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1897, 8°, 34 pp., original broschiertes Exemplar; aus ganz leicht fleckig, innen sauberes und unbeschnittenes Exemplar dieses Klassikers. First Edition - Extreme rare offprint of this Milestone of Immunology - "The standardization of diphtheria antitoxins and their theoretical foundation! - Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) improved Behring's diphtheria antitoxin and established an international standard for this and other antitoxins. This was the beginning of the concept of biological standardization. The first exposition of Ehrlich's side-chain theory appeared in this paper. - "In life and death, Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) was a controversial and influential scientist. His novel and elaborate biochemical theories invited severe criticism by his fellow researchers, yet his concepts dominated immunology for decades. He was condemned by clergy for interfering with God's justice against sinners by developing the syphilis-curing arsenical Salvarsan, also known as "606," but he opened the frontier of systemic chemotherapy against infectious disease. He shared the Nobel honors of 1908 with Elie Metchnikoff for his work in immunochemistry and his name was heralded around the world. Thus, the Nazi attempt long after his death to make him an unperson, to use the Orwellian Newspeak, was sheer folly. German bureaucrats changed the name of the street that honored him, they destroyed his biographies, and they expunged his mention in the new textbooks of German science. Ehrlich's great offense to the Third Reich to justify such actions was that he was a Jew. Nevertheless, while other tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery of Frankfurt were defiled, his grave site with its prominent column-mounted Star of David and medical caduceus was unharmed. - Ehrlich was more than a great chemotherapist and immunologist. A pioneer hematologist, he differentiated the various blood cells and discovered the tissue mast cell; an oncologist, he examined the growth dynamics and transplantation of tumors; a stain technologist, he was able to color nerve cells and to detect the tubercle bacillus in tissues by developing the acid-fast dye technique; a clinical chemist, he discovered the diazo reaction and found a useful test for bilirubin. However, Ehrlich is honored here as a genius of immunochemistry and one of the most colorful characters of the science, literally as well as figuratively. - Ehrlich was a cousin of the pathologist Carl Weigert, who helped introduce him to the newly developed aniline dyes when Ehrlich began his own medical training at the University of Breslau. He later transferred to the University of Strassbourg, and finally received the M.D. at the University of Leipzig in 1878. He next went to Berlin's Charite Hospital. Ehrlich was never offered a professorship, but in 1889 Robert Koch asked him to join his laboratory. He had previously met Koch in 1876, when the bacteriologist came to Ferdinand Cohn's Botanical Department at Breslau to demonstrate the life cycle of the anthrax bacillus. Koch's institute in Berlin was one of the few places where classic Prussian military medical officers and Jewish physicians could work together in friendship without restrictive barriers. In 1896 Ehrlich received from Friedrich Althoff of the Prussian Ministry of Ecclesiastical, Educational and Medical Affairs the appointment as the director of the small, insufficiently funded State Institute for Serum Research and Serum Testing in Steglitz. Althoff soon realized that Ehrlich deserved better, and in 1899 he helped him gain the directorship of the Institute of Experimental Therapy in Frankfurt-am-Main and later the directorship of the adjacent Georg Speyerhaus, where Ehrlich at last received the freedom and funding he needed for his creative work. Later, Ehrlich described success in science as due to "Geduld, Geschick, Geld, und Glück"-patience, talent, money, and luck. - Indeed, money was one of the issues that broke . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sir Walter Raleigh: The Stanhope Essay, 1897

      B. H. Blackwell, Oxford 1897 - Near Fine condition. Robert S. Rait's Copy (Historiographer Royal of Scotland). Housed in a custom made padded slipcase. See Image. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 78 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GOD AND PRAYER: A DISCUSSION OF THE REASONABLENESS OF PRAYER 1897 By BOYD VINCENT, S.T.D

      NY: JAMES POTT & CO, 1897. Book. Good. Hardcover. TITLE: GOD AND PRAYER: A DISCUSSION OF THE REASONABLENESS OF PRAYER 1897 By BOYD VINCENT, S.T.D. AUTHOR: BOYD VINCENT, S.T.D. (Bishop Coadjutor of Southern Ohio) PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: JAMES POTT & CO., NY 1897 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Religion, Education, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Blue CONDITION: The book is without a dust jacket as issued. The outside is in good condition. There is a really really minor puff line near the bottom corner edge. The first front free endpaper has been cleanly torn away. The rest of the book is really nice and crisp. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 67 pages. Good/None dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. JAMES POTT & CO., NY 1897. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK AVAILABLE EXCEPT THE MODERN DAY 'PRINT ON DEMAND' COPIES ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!! This is the only first edition copy found!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 850 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 007043 .

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        RUBÁIYAT OF DOC SIFERS

      New York: Century Co., 1897.. Olive cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt, with pictorial vignette, t.e.g. Frontis and illustrations by C.M. Relyea. Cloth sunned and a bit spotted, endsheets foxed, bookplate (see below), but a good, sound copy. First edition. Inscribed by Riley on the preliminary blank: "For - J. B. Pond, With best greetings, - James Whitcomb Riley. Indpls., Nov. 30, 1897." James B. Pond's large bookplate appears on the front pastedown. An excellent association copy; Major James Pond was the principal of the Lyceum Theatre Lecture Bureau, and in 1888- 89, put together a lecture series featuring Riley in company with humorist Bill Nye. The series was a success, particularly when Samuel Clemens, earlier another of Pond's clients, took the stage to introduce them at their first Boston appearance BAL 16625. RUSSO, pp.69-70.

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        ESTEREOTOMÍA DE LA PIEDRA, por. 1ª edición, infrecuente. II volúmenes.

      - Barcelona. Librería y Estampería Artística. 1897-1899. Dos volúmenes de cuatro. 4º, 734pp, 343pp. Algunos fotograbados en negro al texto. Excepcional y elegante encuadernación nueva media holandesa tafilete azul, nervios, hierros al al oro, conserva sus cubietas originales. Presentada en bonito estuche de cartoné, tela y papel decorado. Papel algo quebradizo en algunas hojas, 3 de ellas con marca marginal en corte de cabeza al vol. II, portada reforzada en interior al vol. I. Muy buen ejemplar de ésta obra clásica en su género de la que ofertamos los dos tomos del texto faltando otros dos de láminas. No en BGE. CCPB000445814-1. Enviaremos imagen de la encuadernación a quién lo solicite.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Wertbemessung des Diptherieheilserums und deren theoretischen Grundlagen.

      . Klin. Jb., 6. - Jena, Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1897, 8°, 34 pp., original broschiertes Exemplar; aus ganz leicht fleckig, innen sauberes und unbeschnittenes Exemplar dieses Klassikers.. First Edition - Extreme rare offprint of this Milestone of Immunology - "The standardization of diphtheria antitoxins and their theoretical foundation! - Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) improved Behring's diphtheria antitoxin and established an international standard for this and other antitoxins. This was the beginning of the concept of biological standardization. The first exposition of Ehrlich's side-chain theory appeared in this paper. - "In life and death, Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) was a controversial and influential scientist. His novel and elaborate biochemical theories invited severe criticism by his fellow researchers, yet his concepts dominated immunology for decades. He was condemned by clergy for interfering with God's justice against sinners by developing the syphilis-curing arsenical Salvarsan, also known as "606," but he opened the frontier of systemic chemotherapy against infectious disease. He shared the Nobel honors of 1908 with Elie Metchnikoff for his work in immunochemistry and his name was heralded around the world. Thus, the Nazi attempt long after his death to make him an unperson, to use the Orwellian Newspeak, was sheer folly. German bureaucrats changed the name of the street that honored him, they destroyed his biographies, and they expunged his mention in the new textbooks of German science. Ehrlich's great offense to the Third Reich to justify such actions was that he was a Jew. Nevertheless, while other tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery of Frankfurt were defiled, his grave site with its prominent column-mounted Star of David and medical caduceus was unharmed. - Ehrlich was more than a great chemotherapist and immunologist. A pioneer hematologist, he differentiated the various blood cells and discovered the tissue mast cell; an oncologist, he examined the growth dynamics and transplantation of tumors; a stain technologist, he was able to color nerve cells and to detect the tubercle bacillus in tissues by developing the acid-fast dye technique; a clinical chemist, he discovered the diazo reaction and found a useful test for bilirubin. However, Ehrlich is honored here as a genius of immunochemistry and one of the most colorful characters of the science, literally as well as figuratively. - Ehrlich was a cousin of the pathologist Carl Weigert, who helped introduce him to the newly developed aniline dyes when Ehrlich began his own medical training at the University of Breslau. He later transferred to the University of Strassbourg, and finally received the M.D. at the University of Leipzig in 1878. He next went to Berlin's Charite Hospital. Ehrlich was never offered a professorship, but in 1889 Robert Koch asked him to join his laboratory. He had previously met Koch in 1876, when the bacteriologist came to Ferdinand Cohn's Botanical Department at Breslau to demonstrate the life cycle of the anthrax bacillus. Koch's institute in Berlin was one of the few places where classic Prussian military medical officers and Jewish physicians could work together in friendship without restrictive barriers. In 1896 Ehrlich received from Friedrich Althoff of the Prussian Ministry of Ecclesiastical, Educational and Medical Affairs the appointment as the director of the small, insufficiently funded State Institute for Serum Research and Serum Testing in Steglitz. Althoff soon realized that Ehrlich deserved better, and in 1899 he helped him gain the directorship of the Institute of Experimental Therapy in Frankfurt-am-Main and later the directorship of the adjacent Georg Speyerhaus, where Ehrlich at last received the freedom and funding he needed for his creative work. Later, Ehrlich described success in science as due to "Geduld, Geschick, Geld, und Glück"-patience, talent, money, and luck. - Indeed, money was one of the issues that broke up the collaboration between Ehrlich and Emil von Behring. Ehrlich's improved technique for producing highly potent diphtheria antitoxin made possible its commercial manufacture and distribution. A chemical company seemed to be ready to contract with both Behring and Ehrlich for commercial rights in return for a percentage of the profits. However, when Ehrlich arrived at the factory, Behring had already reached a separate accord. He persuaded Ehrlich to forgo his share on the promise that he would use his influence to gain Ehrlich the directorship of a state-sponsored research institute, a position that forbade commercial interests. Behring failed to help Ehrlich, but prospered in his own right. Indeed, Behring loved to gamble, and with the aid of winnings he established his own factory and laboratory. Ehrlich never forgave his old colleague for the subterfuge and deceit, nor for the audacity of seeking free laboratory services at Ehrlich's own institutes. - In the paper presented here, Ehrlich confronted more than a technical problem of quality control; the very unknown nature of the antibody-antigen union loomed darkly. Max von Gruber, an eminent serologist and hygienist, and many others criticized him for conjuring the various toxoid substances as devices of mere convenience. However, these scientists were just as confused as Ehrlich, following erroneous models of colloid adsorption or electrolytic dissociation. The law of definite proportions was incorrectly assumed to hold. Antibodies were seen as uniform chemical reactants constant in valence and structure; therefore, Ehrlich explained his inconsistent test results by ascribing variation to the antigenic, toxic atomic groups. He proposed a spectrum of weakened toxins, which he termed "toxoids," that differed in their affinity to antibodies. Each experimental preparation had a unique composition of toxin and toxoids, whose behavior under different mixing conditions affected neutralization. - Ehrlich had the idea of affinity reversed. It is the antibody that varies in affinity and also in valence. The notion of toxoids, however, was valid, but not to the extent he thought. Denatured, nontoxic molecules derived from toxins can indeed elicit and couple with toxin-specific antibodies. Equally true was the fundamental approach of all of Ehrlich's research: corpora non agunt nisi fixata, substances do not react unless they become fixed. He visualized molecules as having two regions of activity, one of which (the haptophore) attaches to complementary receptors on target cells. The other configuration may be a colored dye (the chromophore) or act as a poison (the toxop-hore). Ricin, a toxin found in castor beans, and diphtheria toxin, which were the focus of Ehrlich's attention, have recently been shown to consist of two distinct molecular domains, and their respective functions conform to Ehrlich's model. Even certain antibodies display such a dual nature, the variable antibody receptors attaching to the antigen and the constant Fc region (the tail of the Y-shaped structure) coupling somewhat nonspecifically to the surface of macrophages or mast cells. Ehrlich had taken the first bold step to bring an immunobiological phenomenon into the realm of chemistry. Considering that biochemistry was still an ocean of dreams with only few islands of reality, his grasp of stereochemical principles and behavior was amazingly clear." Debra Jan Bibel, Milestones in Immunology, pp.77-81 - For further information: Baumler, E. 1984. Paul Ehrlich. Scientist for Life (G. Edwards, translator). Holmes & Meier, New York. 288 p. Marquardt, M. 1951. Paul Ehrlich. Henry Schuman, New York. 255 p. Mazumdar, P. M. H. 1974. The antigen-antibody reaction and the physics and chemistry of life. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 48:1-21. Pelner, L. 1972. Corpora non agunt nisi fixata. Maxim behind all of Ehrlich's great discoveries. New York State Journal of Medicine 72:620-624. - - Garrison & Morton No.5064; Sachs Nr. 60 (pp.140-150; 155-158; 171-190; 238-239; 294-297)

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        Poemetti

      Paggi, Firenze 1897 - Un volume in 8°(14 x 21,5); bella legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle con angoli grandi, piatti in carta decorata, titoli impressi in nero al dorso; pp. XVI, 95, (5); carta leggermente brunita, ottimo esemplare, in buona legatura. Prima edizione. E' la seconda raccolta di poesie di Giovanni Pascoli. Apparsa nel 1897, si sdoppiò poi in due volumi distinti: Primi poemetti (1904) e Nuovi poemetti (1909)

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        Thirty Strange Stories

      Edward Arnold 1897 - Green cloth, black lettering, dark green and gilt design. Top edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. The volume has mild edge wear, a gently toned spine, and occasional soiling to the front and rear panels. The gilt coloring on the front panel is quite vivid. The interior is free from markings. Altogether, a very good copy. First printing, no English equivalent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Isles of the Princes; or the pleasures of Prinkipo

      Putnam's Sons, New York 1897 - Lovely copy of a hard to find title. Cloth binding is dark red with gilt minaret & crescent moon on front. Gilt lettering to spine. Top & bottom of spine has some wear but cover is clean. Spine is cracked but copy is tight.Onion skin paper to title page and frontispiece is crisp.Maps appear to have never been unfolded.381 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Clinical Lessons on Nervous Diseases.

      Philadelphia & New York: Lea Brothers, 1897. - vii, [13]-305 pp; 17 figs.; 2 chromolithographs (after pp. 186 and 200). Original cloth. Signature of former owner on title page. Bookplate on pastedown. Small chip to vertical edge of front flyleaf. Else Very Good. 'As a single source of Weir Mitchell's clinical mastery and breadth, Clinical Lectures on Nervous Diseases is by far the best' (Richard D. Walter, S. Weir Mitchell, M.D.-Neurologist: A Medical Biography, 1970, pp. 166-67). Norman 1526. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WAR OF THE WORLDS 1897 Cosmopolitan complete 3 vols.

      Irvington on the Hudson 1897 - All 3 volumes of the Cosmopolitan containing the first publication of The War of the Worlds.Large volumes black cloth boards with 3/4 leather spines and gold titles.One volume has tape on the top of spine,one looks rebacked ,with dark green cloth boards and black leather spine cover. 3 bound volumes of the Cosmopolitan serialization of 1897, published simultaneously with the Pearson Magazine serialization in Great Britain. This is the very first appearance of the "War of the Worlds" in America and predates the 1898 1st Edition by a year. Beautifully llustrated by Warwick Goble. All volumes are very sound,clean and tidy,look unread,tight hinges,boards rubbed at extreameties,spine leather aged.Very rare set of books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Wien, 28. Mai 1897.. 1 S. Qu.-gr.-8vo.. Zwei Takte aus dem ersten Akt seiner Oper &quote;Boheme&quote; mit eh. Textunterlegung. - Die Uraufführung dieser Oper fand am 6. Mai 1897 im &quote;Teatro Fenice&quote; in Venedig statt.

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        Der schwarze Mann und andere Sachen, um böse Kinder brav zu machen. Ein lustiges Bilderbuch für Kinder von drei bis sechs Jahren.

      Verlag von Seitz & Schauer,, München, 1897 - München, Verlag von Seitz & Schauer, 1897. 28x29 cm. 16 n.n. S. (kartoniert) Mit farbigen Illustrationen. Farbig illustr. Originalhalbleinen. Erstausgabe. - Wegehaupt 2725: "Eine Struwwelpetriade. Vorgestellt werden der Kletterfritz, der Tapetenhans; der Edi, der seinen Brei nicht essen wollte, der Gustl und die Resi, die immer gestritten haben; die Emma, die immer im Wässerlein herumpanscht; die Annerl, die nie ins Bettchen gewollt; der Nikolaus, der alles in den Mund genommen hat; das Mariechen, das nie die Tür zugemacht hat; der Toni, der sich beim Spazierengehen nicht führen liess." - Einband und Ränder leicht fleckig. Farbig illustr. Originalhalbleinen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Boston: Geo. H.Polley & Co., 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. . First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good.

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        The Tragedy of the Korosko, by Arthur Conan Doyle [1st Appearance] in the Strand, Nos. 77-84, [Feb-July1897]

      London : George Newnes 1897 - The Strand Magazine, Feb, 1897 to July, 1897. Subjects: Detective and mystery stories, English - Periodicals. Newnes, George 1851-1910. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir 1859-1930. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked half-calf over buckram boards. Slightest suggestion of dust-dulling, with some rubbing/scuffing to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Condensation of Water Vapour in the Presence of Dust-free Air and other Gases

      Harrison and Sons, London 1897 - FIRST EDITION of the first description of WIlson's famous cloud chamber, the first type of detector to show the tracks of elementary particles. Cloud chambers "developed from the work of Charles Wilson at the Cavendish Laboratory in the 1890's. He was interested in creating artificial mist, in order to investigate its effect on light, and did so by building a desktop-sized apparatus in which a glass chamber full of moist air was connected to a piston which could be suddenly moved outward, lowering the pressure and causing mist (or cloud) to form in the chamber. The mist droplets grow on tiny particles of dust in the air (cloud condensation nuclei). But, to his surprise, Wilson found that even when all the dust had been removed from the chamber, when the piston was rapidly moved out over a large distance a very thin mist still formed in the chamber. He surmised that the droplets were condensing around electrically charged particles (ions), and proved this, early in 1896, by operating the cloud chamber alongside a source of X-rays (X-rays had only been discovered in the preceding year) and seeing it fill up with condensation as the X-rays passing through it ionized the atoms in the air inside the chamber. Cloud chambers became an essential tool of physics (it was a cloud chamber photograph, for example, that first revealed the existence of the positron) and grew much larger, many being several meters across. They are still used, although superseded for many purposes by other detectors, including bubble chambers and wire chambers." (Gribben, Q is for Quantum). Wilson shared the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his method of making the paths of electrically charged particles visible by condensation of vapour." Also includes an early paper by Ernest Rutherford, "A Magnetic Detector of Electrical Waves and some of its Applications" (p. 1-24). IN:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, pp. 265-307. London: Harrison and Sons, 1897. Quarto, original publisher's burgundy blind-stamped cloth. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FACING THE FLAG

      New York: F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher,. [1897]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-217 [218-224: ads] [note: The final gathering, signature "14" is eight leaves with publisher's ads on page (218) and last three leaves], true endpapers at front and rear,. original decorated blue cloth, front panel and spine panels stamped in red and silver (with bull's-eye on front and American flag design on spine).. A bit of loss to silver stamping on bull's-eye, else a bright, fine. copy. A lovely copy in the preferred binding. (#80261). First edition in English. Neely's edition, published in January 1897, preceded Sampson Low's British edition, published in October 1897 as For the Flag . Translation of FACE AU DRAPEAU (1896). Use of scientist's super explosive is rejected by the French government. The inventor joins forces with a pirate who has kidnapped him to obtain the secret. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2242. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 23. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Reginald 14623A. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Myers 24. Taves and Michaluk V044.

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        The Lark. Books I and II, Nos. 1-24, 1895-1897. Complete.

      William Doxey, San Francisco 1897 - Two Volumes. Illustrated cloth. Spine tips and corners a bit bumped and just beginning to fray; paper is age-toned (as expected), with many pages still unopened. A nice set of the complete run. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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