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        Historia de mi Vida

      Asociacion de Arte Constructivo - Montevideo. 1º edicion. Dedicado y autografiado por el autor al hermano de Avelino Arredondo, quien dio muerte al presidente uruguayo Juan Idiarte Borda el 25 de agosto de 1897. "Al distinguido periodista Raul Arredondo con la consideracion de Torres-Garcia" el 8 de mayo de 1939. . Muy buen estado de conservacion exceptuando un pequeño faltante en extremo inferior derecho de pagina 23 (inferior izquierdo de pagina 24) que en nada afecta la lectura. Con oportunas correcciones ortograficas y de sintaxis en tinta de lapicera. Encuadernado en tapas duras de color verde. Conserva sus tapas originales en rustica. 303 paginas. 17 x 14 cm. 405 gramos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babilonia Libros]
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        The Strand Magazine Volumes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), January 1891 - December 1897 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Martin Hewitt Investigator, Brigadier Gerard, Rodney Stone An African Millionaire etc

      London: George Newnes, 1897. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. =. Contains: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete run of 24 episodes from A Scandal in Bohemia to The Final Problem. Illustrated. [published in book form as two separate books: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes]. Martin Hewitt Investigator by Arthur MORRISON. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Rodney Stone by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. The Tragedy of the Korosko by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Stories from the Diary of a Doctor by L. T. MEADE & Clifford HALIFAX. Complete series of 12 stories (in two "series" of 6). Illustrated. Adventures of a Man of Science by L. T. MEADE & Clifford HALIFAX. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Shafts from an Eastern Quiver by Charles J. MANSFORD. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Gleams from the Dark Continent by Charles J. MANSFORD. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. An African Millionaire by Grant ALLEN. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Illustrated Interviews by Harry HOW. Ongoing series of articles. Zig-Zags at the Zoo by Arthur MORRISON. Series of articles. Short stories by Grant ALLEN, E. W. HORNUNG, Stanley J. WEYMAN, J. E. MUDDOCK, W. Clark RUSSELL, Walter BESANT, B. L. FARJEON, Richard DOWLING, David Christie MURRAY, Mrs W. K. CLIFFORD, Arthur MORRISON, G. Manville FENN, Richard MARSH, M. P. SHIEL, M. E. BRADDON, L. T. MEADE, A. Conan DOYLE, Max PEMBERTON, William LE QUEUX etc. Fourteen volumes in original blue cloth on bevelled boards, city street scene in black on front boards, lettered in black and gilt. Spines a little sun-darkened, light scuffing, a few light marks, a little foxing; otherwise a clean, tight, bright set: very good. A very heavy 14-volume set which will require additional postage/delivery costs. I can offer competitive rates via courier..

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        LES CONFRERIES RELIGIEUSES MUSULMANES.

      ALGER 1897 - RO40087206: 576 pages contenant 4 chromo-lithographies, 7 gravures tirés a part, 55 dans le texte et une carte couleur.Ouvrage de bibliothèque avec code collé sur le dos, annotation et petit tampon en page de titre. Publié sous le patronage de M Jules Cambon. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 297-Islam et religions dérivées [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Ape, The Idiot, and Other People

      J.B. Lippincott Co 1897 - Hard cover without dust jacket bound in decorative red with gilt stamping, gilt top edge, 201 pages. Binding worn in spots along edges with the heaviest at end of spine, 1/8 inch tear in the fabric at heel of spine, slight slant to spine, deckled (uncut) page edges age toned, discoloration/aging on free end papers with a neat but lengthy gift inscription on front free end paper. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sanborn Map of Sing Sing for the exclusive use of F.J. Washburn. Agent N.Y. Nov 1897

      New York:: Sanborn-Perris Map Co.,. 1897.. Third edition with additions. Hardcover. Folio, published in November 1897 with 18 hand colored maps, including a title page on the key map. This is the third edition of the atlas according to the Library of Congress Census, the first edition being published in 1886 but with only 13 sheets. The second edition was published in 1891 with an extra 2 sheet making a total of 16 sheets. Small private library stamp on the verso of the key map. There are very small pencil annotations on the maps obviously by F.J. Washburn the local insurance agent. Originating in London in the mid 18th century insurance maps had become invaluable in the US in the 1860's when Sanborn started work. The company started to standardize the maps and publish them in atlases under the town or city. Each map/sheet measures 21 x 25" and is drawn to a scale of 50 feet to an inch, with color applied by hand at the time of publication. Every atlas records all town buildings shown to scale, its construction material and use noted, as well as fire-proofing, thickness of walls, elevators, chimneys, fire alarm boxes, hydrants, sprinkler systems and a wealth of other detail. Ultimately Sanborn produced maps and atlases for 12,000 locations. Being so specific, the demand was very slight. The Library of Congress estimates that there were usually fewer than twenty orders for a single sheet so production was small and usually produced for a specific Insurance company or agent. Because of this, a very small number of copies of any atlas are offered on the market today. The maxim "if it turns up buy it because you won't find another copy" springs to mind. Maroon leather spine with printed hard boards, rubbed but edges but very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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).

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        La triplice photographique des couleurs et l'imprimerie : système de photochromographie Louis Ducos du Hauron : nouvelles descriptions théoriques et pratiques mises en rapport avec les progrès généraux de la photographie, de l'optique et des diverses sortes de phototirages soit industriels, soit d'amateurs

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1897. Boards. Near Fine. [4], 459 pages. Half calf over marbled boards. 5 x 7 3/8 inches. Light browning to pages. Boards. Alcide was Louis Ducos du Hauron's brother and they worked together experimenting with color photography. Louis was a pioneer in the development of color photography who, while largely unknown today, predicted subtractive color processes in 1869 even though the ability to demonstrate his ideas didn't exist at the time he recorded his ideas. "The technical progress of photography was advanced by the hard work of pioneers such as Louis Ducos du Hauron who researched and developed the three-colour processes..." (Gernsheim and Hannavy, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography, p. 155) In 1897, the year this book was published, du Hauron proposed a "tripack" system which was not fully realized because of technical problems until 1935 when Kodak introduced Kodachrome (the first modern "integral tripack" according to Wikipedia). The title translates roughly to: "Triplice color photographic and printing: system photochromographie Louis Ducos du Hauron: new theoretical descriptions and practices related to the overall progress of photography, optics and various kinds of phototirages either industrial, or of amateurs

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        The Invisible Man; a grotesque romance

      C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897 - Spine faded, marked and a little worn, slight wear at corners, browned internally as usual, otherwise a nice copy H.G. Wells Society Bibliography 11 First Edition, First Impression with page one misnumbered

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        Dracula

      DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, NEW YORK 1897 - General wear and rubbed cover. No bookplate. No markings. Browned pages. Red gilt on spine. Mylar protecting dust jacket. Faded dust jacket spine. Tears on dust jacket. Cracked front hinge. DATE PUBLISHED: 1897 EDITION: REPRINT 354 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        1897 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL DETAILING A CROSS COUNTRY TRAIN TRIP FROM BUFFALO NY TO CALIFORNIA

      Buffalo New York NY to California CA 1897 - On offer is a handwritten manuscript 1897 diary whose unidentified author has overwritten the printed dates using the book for an extended trip in May 1897. The book is a maroon leather, 3-1/2" x 5" flip book style with gilt edges. The diary begins with the handwritten date May 5th 1897. The writer, a young man as evidenced by entries of shaving one morning and comments wherein he notes that he is unmarried and without children., details a cross-country trip by train from Buffalo NY to California and back again. The first entry reads: "Left Bfo 6 pm on ORC Special Shenandoah No [looks like 55 or 5]. Have ME Murphy for partner. Had supper between Dunkirk and Erie. Badges passed to all on board after we left Erie. A very nice party on train. Exchanging cards. Presented everyone on train with bouquets. Changed engines at Dunkirk. Erie & Cleveland. Retired 11:50 pm." Other interesting snippets: "Saw graves of 4 where stage was held up killed three and then was killed; went bathing, 3 of us inc one from Australia and from New Zealand; A total of 24 leaves providing 48 pages of entries with each page nearly completely filled. A very detailed account the author tells of card games, descriptions of other passengers, sightseeing notes, dinner observations, and much more. There is also a fair bit of 'California comparisons' in that the wirter spends a fair bit of time observing and commenting on the differences one sees in California and especially regarding the 'gals'. One entry where the author attends a fancy ball at a hotel he comments that it "was quite a jam with dresses the likes of which one has never seen." A very interesting travel journal from the perspective of a western New York man. The odd stain on the pages but otherwise, overall VG. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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        Die Prinzessin und der Schweinehirt. Illustrirt von Heinrich Lefler

      Wien, Gesellschaft f. vervielfältigende Kunst 1897.. 2°. Tit. u. 14 farb.Taf. v. Heinrich Lefler. Kart.-Flügelmappe. m. aufkasch. vord. ill. OU. (dieser etw. fleckig m. Läsuren im ob. Rand). EA Doderer 2,330; Schug 463; Stuck-Villa-Kat. 419; Hobrecker I, 175; Heller 6 - "Diese Märchen-Illustrationen markieren bedeutungsvoll dem Anfang der modernen Buchkunst in Wien - und das in einem Bereich, der durchaus auch für Kinder gedacht sein konnte. [...] Die Raffinesse der Farbsetzung zeigt von der Meisterschaft des Künstlers ebenso wie von der hohen Qualität der drucktechnischen Umsetzung". (Kat. Jugenschatz und Wunderscherlein)

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        Carte de la Nécropole Memphite Dahchour, Sakkarah, Abou-Sir. par J. de Morgan, Directeur Général des Antiqités de l Ègypte. Gravée du bureau de dessain au ministére des Travaux Publics saus la derection de H. Reven-Bey.

      (Kairo?). 1897. - mit 11 doppelseitigen Karten und einem einseitigen synoptischen Plan, alles farbig, Folio. 36,0 x26,5 cm. unpaginiert (24) Bll. Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einbandbezug leicht angestaubt und mit etwas Randbräune, die Karten sauber und frisch, mit Besitzeintrag von 1962 auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz. Einband mit großen Leinenecken, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AFFICHE : LITTORAL DE LA MEDITERRANEE

      - Date : 1897 Dimensions : 75x105cm Imp : Courmont Frères Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        Die Prinzessin und der Schweinehirt. Illustriert von Heinrich Lefler.

      Wien, Gesellschaft für verfielfältigende Kunst, 1897. 15 (14 farbige) einseitig bedruckte Bll. Original-Leinwandflügelmappe mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration und Deckeltitel.. Mappe fleckig, 5 Blätter gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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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." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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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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