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        The Comedie Humaine: [The Novels of Balzac] (34-volume set)

      The Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd, Philadelphia 1897 - 34 vols. Olive and brown marbled boards, 3/4 black leather-like spines and corners; gilt letters and decoration on spines; gilt top edges; matching marbled flyleaves; various paginations; BW plates as frontispieces, BW illus. within texts. Text is in English. At heads of spines: The Novels of Balzac. The complete 34-volume set of an uncommon edition of the books of "The Human Comedy," as rendered by French novelist Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). Each volume has preface by George Saintsbury. Volumes are arranged here generally according to the list appearing just before the index in the final volume, even though this order is slightly different than the one on paper provided by the publisher. All volumes are present. Contents: v.1 The wild ass' skin and other stories ; v.2 The Chouans ; The conscript ; v.3 The country doctor and other stories ; v.4 The quest of the absolute and other stories ; v.5 Eugenie Grandet and other stories ; v.6 The country parson ; Albert Savaron ; v.7 Father Goriot ; M. Gobseck ; v.8 Ursule Mirouet and other stories ; v.9 The celebates and other stories ; v.10 A bachelor's establishment and other stories ; v.11 Modest Mignon and other stories ; v.12 The lily of the valley and other stories ; v.13 A distinguished provincial at Paris ; Z. Marcas ; v.14 Lost illusions ; Gaudissart II ; v.15 The rise and fall of Cesar Biroutteau ; Gaudissart the Great ; v.16 Beatrix ; The purse ; v.17 About Catherine de' Medici and other stories ; v.18 The peasantry ; Pierre Grassou ; v.19 A woman of thirty ; A start of life ; v.20 The seamy side of history and other stories ; v.21 Seraphita and other stories ; v.22 A daughter of Eve ; Letters of two brides ; v.23 The poor parents, part I ; v.24 The poor parents, part II ; Cousin Pons ; v.25 The harlot's progress, vol. I ; v.26 The harlot's progress, vol. II and other stories ; v.27 The jealousies of a country town, etc. ; v.28 The thirteen and other stories ; v.29 Muse of the department and les employes ; v.30 The deputy for Arcis, part I ; v.31 The deputy for Arcis, part II and the middle classes ; v.32 Droll stories, collected from the abbeys of Touraine, vol. I ; v.33 Droll stories, with Sarrasine, etc., part II ; v.34 A prince of Bohemia and other stories. G (33 of the 34 vols. have average to moderate wear along outer spines and their edges; v. 20 is missing much spine material and both boards of it have separated; interiors are clean, with only a few bumped pages here and there.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA]
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        Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection

      1897 - This Benjamin A. Gould mini-collection includes 3 items; #1) Gould's scarce 1897 book titled Cordoba Photographs ; #2) an autograph signed letter (ASL) ; #3) a small card with Gould's image. Benjamin Apthorp Gould was a pioneering American astronomer whose star catalogs helped fix the list of mapping thirty-two thousand stars in the Southern Heavens. Gould also made the first determinations of the trans-Atlantic latitudes by telegraph; organized meteorological stations from the tropics to Tierra del Fuego and from the Andes to the Atlantic; pioneered in the use of the camera as an instrument of precision; and was one of the founders of the National Academy of Sciences. He was also the founder and editor of The Astronomical Journal beginning in 1849. #1) Book; Cordoba Photographs: Photographic Observations of Star-Clusters from Impressions Made at the Argentine National Observatory, Measured and Computed with Aid from the Argentine Government / Fotografías Cordobesas: observaciones fotográficas de cúmulos de estrellas de impresiones hechas en el Observatorio Nacional Argentino, medidas y computadascon el apoyo del gobierno Argentino. Lynn, Mass.: The Nichols Press, 1897. viii, 533 pages, 1 leaf tables, 37 charts (4 folded), 30 × 25 cm. Spanish and English in opposite columns. Black green cloth, half bound in black leather, library call number on spine, some deterioration at the corners, and rubbing at the top and bottom of the spine, otherwise quite good. #2) ALS (Corboda, Argentina) to "My dear Choate" [Joseph H. Coate?], 16 January 1878, 4 pp., re wedding of his friend, Laddie, his homesickness ("I came for three years, & it is now seven & a half since we arrived"), his scientific work ("I have eight large volumes underway"), death of Dr. Caswell, etc. ("Give my affectionate remembrances to Mrs. Choate, & tell the younger generation sometimes of the old gentleman on the Pampas." #3) Small card, 1-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches, etching of Gould (Daily Historic), n.d. This mini-collection is on consignment with LDRB.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        ATLAS CELESTE COMPRENANT TOUT LES CARTES DE L'ANCIEN ATLAS DE CH. DIEN RECTIFIE' AUGMENTE' ET ENRICHI DE CARTES NOUVELLES DES PRINCIPAUX OBJECTS D'ETUDES ASTRONOMIQUES: . par Camille FLAMMARION

      GAUTHIER-VILLARS ET FILS, IMPRIMEURS LIBRAIRES, Paris 1897 - Grande atlante celeste ottocentesco illustrato, seconda edizione con tavole incise anche a doppia pagina raffiguranti la volta celeste, con tutti i corpi celesti conosciuti all'epoca. Testo in lingua francese, con curiosità astronomiche e spiegazione delle tavole illust.Legatura post. in mezza pelle e tela con titoli dorati al piatto e al dorso. Splendido esemplare, con testo in ottimo stato di conservazione, completo dell'ultima tavola illustrata in colori d'epoca. 1 Vol. in folio, mm. 535x365, pp. 20 - tav A e B - 29 tav. Legatura post. in mezza pelle e tela. Titoli dorati al piatto e al dorso. Marca tip. al frontespizio. Occhietto. Tavole incise f.t. anche a doppia pagina, l'ultima a colori. Ottimo stato di conservazione, con lievi abrasioni al piatto post. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Calligrammes Libreria Antiquaria]
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        Bäume und Sträucher des Waldes in botanischer und forstwirthschaftlicher Beziehung.

      Wien u. Olmütz, Hölzel [1897/1899]. - 3 Bde. (komplett!) gr.-4°. 4 Bll., 200 S.; VII, 148 S.; VIII, 140 S., Mit insges. 342 Textabb. u. 60 chromolithogr. Taf. nach Aquarellen v. W. Liepoldt. OLn. Mit Goldpräg. Mit Gold- u. Schwarzprägung. I. Abtheilung. I. Allgemeiner Theil. II. Specieller Theil: Die Nadelhölzer. II. Abtheilung. Die Laubhölzer. Erster Theil: Die Kätzchenträger. III. Abtheilung. Die Laubhölzer. Zweiter Theil: Die nicht-Kätzchen tragenden Laubhölzer. - "Dieser [Liepoldt] ist der jüngste in der Reihe bedeutender Pflanzenmaler, die Österreich noch im späten 19. Jahrhundert aufzuweisen hat. Seine letzte Arbeit, die Figuren zu dem dendrologischen Werk von Hempel und Wilhelm, ist auch die letzte von Rang, die hier erschienen ist" (Nissen I, S. 192). Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Atlas der Alpenflora. Hrsg. vom Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenverein. II. neubearbeitete Auflage. Wiss. Redacteur Dr. Palla. Ausführung der Farbentafeln nach Naturaufnahmen u. Originalvorlagen v. A. Hartinger. Photolithographie nach eigenem Verfahren von Nenke & Ostermaier, Dresden, In 5 Bden.

      Wien, Alpenverein in Salzburg, / Graz . In Comm. J. Lindauer, 1897, - in-8vo, Titelblätter + 500 num. Farbtafeln, Original-Leinenband., Vollständiges, sauberes und schönes Exemplar komplett mit 500 Tafeln. Lithographie und Druck ?Photolithographie nach eigenem Verfahren von Nenke & Ostermaier, Kunstanstalt, Dresden. Bd. I: 2 Bl. + XV (+ 1 weiss) + 100 Tafeln / Bd. II: 2 Bl. + 100 Tafeln / Bd. III: 2 Bl. + 100 Tafeln / Bd. IV: 2 Bl. + 100 Tafeln /Bd. V: 2 Bl. + 100 Tafeln. Alle Tafeln farbig in Chromolithographie.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen, BBI 799. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Tom Sawyer, Detective. As told by Huck Finn. And other tales. With a portrait.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1897 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, floral design blocked in blind to front cover, gilt to spine, edges untrimmed. Housed in a blue cloth chemise and matching slipcase by James MacDonald Co. A superb copy, in unusually bright cloth. Sepia portrait frontispiece of Clemens with tissue-guard. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in 1896, this is the sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Uncommon in the original binding, especially in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Setas u hongos del Pais Vasco (EuskalherrikoíPerrechikuak) Guía para la distinción de los hongos comestibles y venenosos, los parásitos de plantas cultivadas y una enumeración sistemática

      Librería Editorial de M. Romo y Füssel, Espa. (País Vasco) 1897 - "Rare Basque Iconography On Mushrooms In The 19th Century. 41 Chromolithographs". 4to.; Atlas with 41 chromolithographs + text bound in one volume; original leather binding. FIRST EDITION. INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED SCIENTIFIC WORK ON MUSHROOMS. The author, Telesforo Aranzadi Unamuno (Vergara 1860 – Barcelona February 12, 1945) held a doctorate in Pharmaceutics and Natural Sciences, a scientific illustrator, professor of Minerology and Zoology from the Department of Pharmaceutics of the Universidad de Granada. He carried out intensive research in various fields of Anthropology and Natural Sciences, and his ethnographic work ran parallel to his research in science. Aranzadi y Unamuno introduced the study of material culture or rural technology, and also dedicated part of his time and effort to botanical and zoological studies. Offered here is his first botanical work which had as its foundation the vegetation of the country. This is one of the few extant editions that contains the accompanying 41 chromolithographs. * WorldCat: only 3 copies in the U. S. (Harvard, Berkeley & NYC Botanical); Palau 15036. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        Traité pratique de médecine, clinique et thérapeutique (6 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : Maladies infectieuses ; Tome 2 : Maladies du système nerveux ; Tome 3 : Maladies des voies respiratoires ; Tome 4 : Maladies de l'appareil circulatoire, maladies du sang et de la nutrition, intoxications, maladies de l'appareil urinaire ; Tome 5 : Maladies du tube digestif et de ses annexes ; Tome 6 : Maladies spéciales, maladies des dents, du nez, des oreilles, des yeux, des organes génitaux, de la peau, syphilis

      Deuxième édition revue et corrigée, 6 tomes en 5 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin brun, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, initiales P. A. en queue, A. Maloine, Paris, 1897 Rare exemplaire en bon état (deux ff. part. débrochés, bel exemplaire en très bon état par ailleurs). Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Africaines. Contribution a L'Historie de la Femme en Enrique.

      CH. Bulens, Brüssel, 1897. - EA. Mit sehr zahlreichen (ca. 100) fotgr. Abb. und Zeichnungen im Text. OHLdr.-Band mit Lederecken, marmorierten Deckeln und Vorsätzen und Kopf-Goldschnitt. (2 Bl.), II, 256 S., (2 Bl.) Gr. 4°. Leicht berieben und bestoßen, Aussengelenke oben und unten etwas eingerissen; innen und im Schnitt teils leicht stockfleckig, ansonsten ein sehr gutes Exemplar, sauber und vollständig. Dieses ausgesprochen seltene Werk Lemaire's (keine Nennung im JAP!) in der Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KAIAPO]
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        Albumblatt mit eigenh. U. ("W. Liebknecht").

      Berlin-Charlottenburg, 16. VI. 1897. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Damit ich keinen Conflikt mit Ihrem französischen Lesen hervorrufe, sei bemerkt, daß veult oder vult altfranzösisch ist. | Ce que femme veult, Dieu ll veult | Und obgleich Sie wahrscheinlich noch keine Frau sind und ich jedenfalls kein Gott, so muß ich wollen [.]". - Mit kleinen Läsuren am unteren Blattrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        KARLSRUHE., "Aus Alt-Karlsruhe. 1897". Kalender (23 x 16,5 cm), umgeben von 11 Ansichten und einem Porträt.

      Farblithographie von H. Dobmann bei C.F. Müller, Karlsruhe, 1897, 41 x 29 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Die hübschen Ansichten zeigen Durlacher und Ettlinger Tor, Gartenpavillon der Markgräfin Amalie, Gasthaus Grüner Hof, Geschäftshaus der Hofbuchhandlung C.F.Müller, Chinesisches Häuschen, Goth. Turm, Ludwigssee, Altes Hoftheater, Gartenschlößchen der Markgräfin Friedrich, einen Plan von Karlsruhe um 1730 sowie ein Porträt von Karl Wilhelm. - Dekoratives und seltenes Blatt. Baden-Württemberg, Kalender

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome XII

      Typ. de Joseph van In / A. UYSTPRUYST, LIERRE /LOUVAIN 1897 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque rozado y fatigado, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa, con algunas anotaciones en lápiz. Se trata del tomo XII de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran concretamente los trabajos siguientes: Les glandes buccales des larves de trichopteres de Maurice Henseval; Les glandes à essence du Cossus ligniperda de Maurice Henseval; Les sécrétions gastriques. Contribution à l'étude de la physiologie normale et pathologie de l'estomac de A. Verhaegen; La glande impaire de l'Haementeria officinalis de H. Bolsius; Contribution à l'étude de la moelle épiniere chez les vertébrés de A. Van Gehuchten; Recherches sur l'essence du Cossus ligniperda de Maurice Henseval; La vésicule germinative et les globules polaires chez les Batraciens de J. B. Carnoy y H.Lebrun; Le développement séminal dans le genre Veronica de Alph. Meunier; Bichromate und Zellkern de Eugen Burchardt; Les valves septales de l'Owenia.416 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Dickens]
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        Gegen den Strich (A Rebours). Autorisierte Übersetzung von M. Capsius.

      Berlin, Schuster & Löffler, 1897. - circa 18,5 x 14,5 cm. 300 SS., 2 Bll., mit Portrait und von Melchior Lechter in Rot und Schwarz gestaltetem Titelblatt Illustrierter Original-Pappband mit floraler Dekoration und schönen Buntpapier-Vorsätzen Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe des Schlüsselwerkes zum Symbolismus und der Dekadenz in der Literatur um 1900. Hier in der hübschen, von Melchior Lechter gestalteten Variante mit dem Titel in Rot und Schwarz. Einband mit Lilien in Grün, Rot und Hell-Türkis verziert. "- Schönes Exemplar, Einband einheitluch geblichen, aber dennoch dekorativ, innen sauber. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Mother Goose in Prose

      Chicago: Way and Williams, 1897. 1 vols. 4to. Original cloth. 1 vols. 4to. INSCRIBED TO F. HOLLAND DAY BY WILLIAMS. Presentation to the photographer, aesthete and publisher F. Holland Day of Boston (part-proprietor of Copeland and Day) from Chauncey L. Williams of Way and Williams written in black ink on the first free endpaper, "To F.H. Day/ with the kind regards of/ Chauncey L. Williams/December 1897." Schiller 4

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Myopia Songs & Waltzes With Winchester and Hamilton Chat

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, 1897. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Red cloth, inset illustration on upper cover, leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine sunned, some toning to label, generally very good with some rubbing. Bookplate of St. Paul's School and blindstamp on title page. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. RARE - One of 100 Copies.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Following the Equator

      Hartford, Connecticut: The American Publishing Company,, 1897. A Journey Around the World. Large octavo (222 x 141 mm). Bound by Stikeman & Co. New York in near-contemporary red crushed half morocco with red cloth sides, rebacked with original spine laid down, gilt lettered direct to spine, gilt tooled compartments within five raised bands, gilt rules to covers, light green marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 193 illustrations by 11 different illustrators. Bookplate to pastedown. Slight marking to covers, tips refurbished. A very good copy. First edition, first issue. This copy with the favoured single Hartford imprint, and the signature mark 11 at p. 161. Having invested heavily in revolutionary but flawed typesetting machinery, by 1894 Twain was practically bankrupt. His solution was to undertake a tour of the British Empire, ensuring an enthusiastic audience for his lectures in every port of call, and providing material for this highly successful account.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Divine Comedy Of Dante Alighieri: Inferno, Purgatorio And Paradiso [ct In 3 Vols]

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1897. 1st Thus. Leather. First American translation. Bibliography and notes. 3/4 calf over marbled boards with matching end papers. Minimal shelf wear. Binding solid. BAL 12146. 7" x 9.75". .

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        The Railway Magazine

      11 - London - Temple Chambers, 1897 Book. Hardcover. A collection of magazines regardinglocomotive history. This set comprises of volumes 1-67, 76-77 and 86-157 and covers the time period of 1897-2011. The Railway Magazine is still Britain's best-selling rail title. It was first published in 1897 and has been published continuously since. The work was launched by Joseph Lawrence and ex-railwayman Frank E Cornwall who believed there to be an amateur enthusiast market for material they were publishing in railway staff magazines. The first editor of the work was George Augustus Nokes who wrote under the pseudonym G A Sekton. Notable photographic contributors of the interwar period included Maurice W Earley, W Leslie Good, Frank R Hebron, O J Morris and H Gordon Tidey . Volumes I-IV (July-Dec 1897 - Jan-June 1899) are in the original Green Cloth bindings. Volumes IV-XIII are in uniform half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Bound by J Falconer, with the binder's stamp to the rear pastedowns. Volumes XIV-XV are in full burgundy cloth bindings. XVI-XXI are in half calf bindings with cloth covered boards by J Falconer. XXII to157 are in mixed cloth bindings. Volumes I-LXVII and LXXVI-LXXVII have Roman Numerals to spines whereas all runs onwards (86-157) have arabic numerals to spine. Volume XLIII (1918) has original frontispieces from the parts and backstrips from the parts bound in to the rear. With the indexes of volumes 131-159 kept in a separate plastic-wallet folder. With two volume IV (Jan-June 1899), one in original cloth and one in half calf. This collection covers a wide range of locomotive history. Condition: In mixed bindings. Majority of bindings are cloth. Others are in half calf bindings withcloth covered boards. Volumes IV-XIII in half calf and cloth covered boards are heavily rubbed to the spines. Loss to head and tail of spines to volumes IX-XIII due to heavy rubbing. Small losses to the head and tail of spines to volumes XXX and XXXI. Small losses to head and tail of spines to volumes XXXIV-XLV due to bumping. Several further volumesbetween XLVI andLXVII have small losses to the head and tail due to bumping on thecloth. Front hinge to volumes II (1898), XI and XIIis strained but firm. Both hinges to volumes III (1898), XIII and XLV are strained but firm. Tape repair to the front hinge of volume LXIV. Loss to the head and tail of spine to clothbound volume IV (1899). Split to rear joint of volume XXXI resulting in the backstrip to lift slightly. Backstrip to both volume IVs (1899)are lifting. Backstrip to volume LI is lifting at the Rear hinge and joint to clothboundvolume IV are weak and may detach with further handling. Backstrip to volume XIII has suffered large lossto the head andbackstrip is lifting to the rear. Backstrip to XXXV is lifting slightly at the tail of rear joint. A few small ink spills to the tail of spine to volume XXII. Some minor light tidemarks to the spine of volumes XXIX, XLIX, . Damp staining to the spines of volumes 122, 124, 126. Prior owners' inscriptions to the recto of front endpaper to volumes XXXIV, XLIX, L. Stamp to the recto of front endpaper to volume L. Prior owner's inscription to the front pastedown of volumeXLVI. Damp staining to front pastedown of volume XL,does not affect rest of volume. Prior owner'snotations to the front pastedown and recto of frontendpaper tovolumes LII, LXVII. Frontispiece to volume IV is detached but present. Small amount of offsetting from binding staples to volume XXVIII. Advertisement removed neatly with scissors toverso of 'Contents for July and August' leaf to volume89. Internally, all volumes are otherwise firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to the older volumes due to paper used. Just the occasional light spots. Overall:Both volume IVs GOOD ONLY due to binding. Volumes I-XIII, LXIV, XXXI, 122, 124 and126GOOD, volumes XXIV-LXVII, LXXVI-LXXVII, 86-132VERY GOOD, volumes 133-157 NEAR FINE..

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        Eragny Press] Moralites Legendaires

      Eragny Press 1897-98, London - 2 volumes, similarly bound in publisher's color decorated paper covered boards, beige cloth spine, gilt lettering on cover. One of 220 copies, wood-engraved frontispiece, borders and initials by Lucien Pissarro. A rare title, and renownd for double spread titles, "Ophelia" and "Salome" in both volumes. Occasional very slight siscoloration to vol. I, free endpapers typically a little brown-stained, fine internally. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Farthest North.

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company,, 1897. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893–96 and of a fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen. With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original blue-green vertical-ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, titles and pictorial block of the Fram gilt to front boards, top and fore edges untrimmed. Etched frontispiece to volume 1, photogravure frontispiece to volume 2, title pages printed in red and black, 127 plates of which 16 in colour, 92 illustrations to the text, 4 folding colour maps. Contemporary prospectus for the exhibition of Nansen's paintings and photographs at the St George's Gallery, Grafton Street, laid-in. Extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, front inner hinges partially cracked but firm. A very good, bright copy in the chipped and split dust jackets, minor loss, particularly at the head of the spines, professionally internally repaired and reinforced with Japanese tissue. First edition, of utmost rarity in the dust jackets, with only one other set traced in commerce, "in frayed dust jackets", which appeared in 1985. The English edition of the official account of the Fram expedition precedes the first Norwegian edition of the same year. The expedition was "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (PMM), undertaken "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). "Nansen returned to international acclaim not only for the voyage itself but for its results, proof of a deep Arctic Ocean, free of any land masses or islands, and extensive data on magnetism, zoology, and oceanography. His account of the journey, Farthest North, was a worldwide bestseller and prepared him for an effective life of diplomacy" (Books on Ice). Farthest North is beautifully illustrated from photographs and from Nansen's own sketches, for which he "claims no artistic merit," but which are nonetheless highly atmospheric and effective. An extraordinary survival of a set of pre-1900 dust jackets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        I comici italiani. Biografia, bibliografia, iconografia.

      opera completa, 2 voll.in 3 tomi STATO: DA COLLEZIONE, MOLTO BUONO. TITOLO: I comici italiani. Biografia, bibliografia, iconografia. AUTORE: Rasi,Luigi. EDITORE: Fratelli Bocca Editori DATA ED.: 1897-1905, COLLANA: Tasselli con titoli in oro ai dorsi, invertiti il secondo con il terzo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Chiari]
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        Opisanie Man'chzhurii.: [Description of Manchuria (with a map), compiled by the Chancery of the Ministry of Finance].

      St. Petersburg 1897 - Dimitri Matveevich Pozdneev, 1865-1942, was born in Orel, and graduated from the faculty of eastern languages at St. Petersburg University, where he later taught Chinese history and the economic geography of eastern countries. He visited China in 1900-03 and Japan 1906-10. In 1917 he returned to teach at Leningrad University. A detailed study of the history, geography, geology, climate, population, towns, roads, trades etc. of Manchuria, with supplements in the second volume, including lithographic leaves of the Chinese place names mentioned in Chapter 9 of the first volume. The final supplement is a useful bibliography. A very good copy bound in modern half calf, gilt ornaments on spine with dark green lettering piece. Cancelled stamp of SOAS library on title. First edition Two volumes bound in one, octavo, pp. [2], v, 620, vi + v, [6], 8, 19, 3, 33, 4, 13, 13, 4, 12, [1], 64, [3], 10, 48, 2, 9, 26, 2, 16, with 4 charts on two leaves and a large folding lithographic map.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Myopia Songs & Waltzes With Winchester and Hamilton Chat

      Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, Cambridge 1897 - First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. RARE - One of 100 Copies. Red cloth, inset illustration on upper cover, leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine sunned, some toning to label, generally very good with some rubbing. Bookplate of St. Paul's School and blindstamp on title page Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1897 & 1898 Wisden Hardbacks - Set of 2.

      This lot is a Set of 2 Hardback Wisdens - 1897 and 1898 , Second and Third Hardbacks, both very hard to find, the 1897 being incredibly scarce. The 1897 is in Good Condition. The gilts have been restored and the boards are dark, the hinges have some weakness and repaired but clean inside with excellent photoplate, some wear down the right hand side of the front board. The 1898 is in Very good condition, possibility of spine gilt touch up but other than that 100% original , clean inside with great plate and hinges. Two rare books.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1897 - 1897 Wisden Original Hardback, Fine Condition

      1897. For sale here is an 1897 original Publisher's hardback in fine condition. 1897 was the second year that Wisden published in hardback and in our experience the 1897 is just as scarce as the 1896 hardback. It is difficult to know why these two years are so scarce compared to later hardback years. It might be that Wisden produced them in very small numbers or possibly because quite a lot of them were taken out of the hardback covers and rebound in bindings to match the years prior to 1896. A lot of Wisden from this era were rebound by collectors at the time of publication. In any event the book is incredibly scarce! The front and rear boards and the spine are absolutely immaculate. The book as had no restoration whatsoever. The gilt is bright to the front board and to the spine. Internally, all is in immaculate condition - the front and rear paste downs, the contents and the plate are all complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. An immaculate copy of a very scarce book.

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        Under the Red Crescent. Adventures of an English Surgeon with the Turkish Army at Plevna and Erzeroum, 1877-1878.

      - London, Murray, 1897. 8vo. Splendid school prize binding for Dulwich College, dated 1904, of blue full calf, blocked in gilt; pp. xix, 435, photogravure portrait and two maps, printed on good quality paper and well-preserved. Very rare first edition. Pleven in Bulgaria was known as Plevna during the Russo-Turkish war in 1877, when the battle for Plevna became the key for claiming victory in the war. After five months of bloody siege, the Russians entered the town in 10 December 1877. The Eastern Anatolian city of Erzerum was attacked and, after overcoming strong resistance, captured by the Russian army later that same war. The Australian surgeon Ryan (1853-1926) 'undertook postgraduate study in Bonn and Vienna. In Rome, he saw in the London Times an advertisement by the Turkish government for twenty military surgeons. Seeking adventure and experience, he returned to London, was interviewed at the Turkish embassy, and two days later was en route to Constantinople. In mid-1876 he served in the final stages of the Turko-Servian war and then in the Russo-Turkish campaign of 1877-78. He spent more than four months in the siege of Plevna (Pleven, Bulgaria), which led to his nickname 'Plevna', and finally at Erzeroum in Turkish Armenia, after the fall of which he became a Russian prisoner of war. For his war services he was decorated with the Turkish orders of the Osmanieh and the Medjidie and the War medal' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). - One of the best and most insightful reports of this war, written not without humor and highly legible. Bryan, the surgeon, of course describes the treatment of wounds, amputations, and the care for the wounded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1897 - 1897 Wisden Original Hardback, Fine Condition

      1897. For sale here is an 1897 original Publisher's hardback in fine condition. 1897 was the second year that Wisden published in hardback and in our experience the 1897 is just as scarce as the 1896 hardback. It is difficult to know why these two years are so scarce compared to later hardback years. It might be that Wisden produced them in very small numbers or possibly because quite a lot of them were taken out of the hardback covers and rebound in bindings to match the years prior to 1896. A lot of Wisden from this era were rebound by collectors at the time of publication. In any event the book is incredibly scarce! The front and rear boards and the spine are absolutely immaculate. The book as had no restoration whatsoever. The gilt is bright to the front board and to the spine. Internally, all is in immaculate condition - the front and rear paste downs, the contents and the plate are all complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. An immaculate copy of a very scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. (Globe doré)

      Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1897 - Illustré de 111 dessins par De Neuville et Riou, gravés par Hildibrand. 6 hors-texte en couleurs. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. - non daté (1897 1er plat à l'empiècement) - 434 pages et Table. Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars. Relié par Engel. Cartonnage Hetzel polychrome au Globe doré. Dos au phare. 3e type : 1897 à 1902 Bandeau 'Collection Hetzel' au dos sur fond rouge. Rosace du plat inférieur indiquant JH et Cie. Tranches dorées. Gouttière irrégulière. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        The Witch at Ghoom.

      [Simla, c. 1897]. Original photograph (29 x 15 cm). This is a portrait of the Ghoom Buri (a beggar woman of Ghoom whom contemporary Englishmen called the "witch of Ghoom"). Ghum, as it is spelled now is a beautiful high-altitude village on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The begged at railway stations in Darjeeling, and was famous for her child-like innocent smile and kind demeanor. Bourne & Shepherd studios was initially founded in 1863, in Simla, by Samuel Bourne, a keen and extremely competent amateur photographer, newly arrived from England, and William Howard, already an established professional Calcutta studio photographer.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Lettera a Maria Cristina di Lorena

      Tipografia Salmin, Padova 1897 - 1 volume 1,2x 1,7cm, eccellente edizione, esemplare perfetto, stampato nei caratteri del Dantino onde superare qualsiasi altra minuscola edizione, legatura in seta. 1 volume 1,2 cm x 1,7cm, excellent edition, perfect copy, printed with Dantino’s types to exceed any other tiny edition, silk binding.

      [Bookseller: Redaelli Alberto]
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        ENTOMBED IN FLESH

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi [1] 2-282 [283-284: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], original yellow-orange decorated cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black, top and fore- edges untrimmed. First edition. "Fantasy novel: Phantastos, a spirit given to studying the races inhabiting the various planets of the universe, accepts a challenge from Lucifer to inhabit the body of an Earthman." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 75. "A collector's rarity." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 595. Bleiler (1978), p. 66. Reginald 04652. Cloth lightly soiled, two corner tips lightly bumped, endpapers lightly tanned, mild scattered foxing to text, mostly fore and bottom edges, a very good or better copy. (#148122)

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        Under the Red Crescent. Adventures of an English Surgeon with the Turkish Army at Plevna and Erzeroum, 1877-1878.

      London, Murray, 1897. 8vo. Splendid school prize binding by Dulwich College, dated 1904, of blue full calf, blocked in gilt; pp. xix, 435, photogravure portrait and two maps, printed on good quality paper and well-preserved. Very rare first edition. Pleven in Bulgaria was known as Plevna during the Russo-Turkish war in 1877, when the battle for Plevna became the key for claiming victory in the war. After five months of bloody siege, the Russians entered the town in 10 December 1877. The Eastern Anatolian city of Erzerum was attacked and, after overcoming strong resistance, captured by a Russian army during the same war. The Australain surgeon Ryan (1853-1926) 'undertook postgraduate study in Bonn and Vienna. In Rome, he saw in the London Times an advertisement by the Turkish government for twenty military surgeons. Seeking adventure and experience, he returned to London, was interviewed at the Turkish embassy, and two days later was en route to Constantinople. In mid-1876 he served in the final stages of the Turko-Servian war and then in the Russo-Turkish campaign of 1877-78. He spent more than four months in the siege of Plevna (Pleven, Bulgaria), which led to his nickname 'Plevna', and finally at Erzeroum in Turkish Armenia, after the fall of which he became a Russian prisoner of war. For his war services he was decorated with the Turkish orders of the Osmanieh and the Medjidie and the War medal' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). - One of the best and most insightful reports of this war, written not without humor and highly legible. Bryan, the surgeon, of course describes the treatment of wounds, amputations, and the care for the wounded.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Liza of Lambeth

      First edition, first issue. 8vo. Original olive green cloth decorated in gilt. London, T. Fisher Unwin.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Old and New London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. [Together with:] Greater London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from the most Authentic Sources.

      London: Cassell and Company, 1897-8. Eight volumes bound as four (six for the Popular Edition of Old and New London, two for Greater London), profusely illustrated with woodcuts. In contemporary black half morocco with gilt titles and gilt lines to spines, black cloth boards, speckled edges. End papers foxed; age toning to page edges. Binding a little rubbed. A sound, attractive and complete set of this popular series.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Quatre histoires de pauvre amour

      - Paris, Edition de l'Enclos, Bibliothèque de l'association, Clerget (impr. Léon Badel), 1897. In-16 carré, 132-(4) pp., broché. Edition originale du premier livre de Philippe. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        A Night in Acadie

      Chicago: Way and Williams, 1897. Very Good. First edition. 12mo. 416pp. Decorated blue cloth stamped in green and silver. Small, contemporary owner name ("Mrs. Baker"), light rubbing to the spine ends, else very good or better. The author's second book, like her first, a collection of Creole stories. Chopin, of French and Irish extraction, wrote sensitive and insightful stories of her Creole neighbors after the manner of De Maupassant, and enjoyed some popularity until her beautifully written novel, The Awakening, about a mixed race marriage and a married woman's love for a man not her husband. Despite the relative tameness of the subject now, the novel rendered her persona non grata in regular publishing circles, from which she never recovered. Her understanding of both the contemporary feminine mind, and her observations of her Louisiana Creole neighbors were unparalleled for the time.

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

      London: Pearson, 1897. First edition, page 1 incorrectly numbered 2, 2 pages of ads at end. viii, 245, [1], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, front cover stamped in gilt and black. Slight lean, spine faded and stained with wear to ends, hinges starting, endpapers and contents browned. First edition, page 1 incorrectly numbered 2, 2 pages of ads at end. viii, 245, [1], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Wells's Literary Mentor W.E. Henley. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Wells to W.E. Henley on the half-title: "W.E. Henley from H.G. Wells (with apologies)." W.E. Henley (1849-1903), a writer and influential editor of The National Observer and other papers "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent" (ODNB). He published works by Kipling, Hardy, Yeats, and Barrie among others, and early in his career he collaborated with his friend Robert Louis Stevenson on four plays. Henley encouraged Wells to develop a series of time traveling stories into what became The Time Machine, Wells's first important novel and what remains his most important scientific romance. Henley serialized the work and even secured a generous publication agreement with Heinemann. "In making friends with Henley he had made the contact that was to launch his career" (MacKenzie, H.G. Wells, p. 105). Currey, p. 520; Wells 11; Hammond B4. Provenance: W.E. Henley (presentation inscription from Wells); Sotheran's (bookseller's ticket); Eugene Plunkett (bookplate and penciled inventory number on front pastedown)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        POT-POURRI FROM A SURREY GARDEN.

      London, Smith Elder & Co., 1897. SIXTH EDITION 1897, PRESENTATION COPY FROM ALBERT EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, FUTURE KING EDWARD VII OF ENGLAND To A.C. MAcKELLAR. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, 4 illustrations in last chapter, pages: xii, 1-381, bound in half morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt top edge. Spine uniformly faded, slight spotting to boards, occasional faint foxing and age-browning, neat ink note to last free endpaper, otherwise a very good attractive copy. Large ink presentation from Edward VII on the first free endpaper with a note in green ink tipped in below in another hand. Signatures of Albert Edward can be found on Google. There is no provenance with this book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The New Africa: A Journey up the Chobe and Down the Okovanga Rivers. A Record of Exploration and Sport

      William Heinemann, London 1897 - Superbly bound copy in red calf leather from 1897 given, according to the inscription, as the Classical Prize at Summer Fields preparatory school in Oxford to M Bantock of the Upper Fourth Form in July 1911. Binding is still in superb condition, with gilt on all sides of text block, intricate decorative gilding on banded spine with gold titles on green labels. On the front and back covers appears the gilded circular motto and name of the school, Summer Fields Mens Sana In Corporesano (A healthy mind in a healthy body). The school boasts many famous and diverse alumni including Anthony Asquith, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Dick Francis, Sir Christopher Lee, Archibald Wavell and Victor Pasmore. The red marbled endpapers have a decorative gold border and the binding is tight throughout. Map has been repaired in one place and has some foxing on reverse but is in complete and good order. There is foxing on fly leaves, front and back, tissue for frontispiece is tanned and there is spotting/foxing on margins of a number of pages, which are otherwise bright and show no age. 406pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Millersford Books]
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        Following the Equator

      American Publishing Company 1897 - American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Matching dates on the title and copyright pages. Only one publisher listed on the title page. Original cloth boards. {ref: BAL 3451}. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear. Light age toning, tape at the endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber penetrirende Herzwunden und Herznaht (pp.315-329).

      Arch. klin. Chir., 55. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1897, 8, V, 899 pp., Abb. im Text, 16 Taf., Halbledereinband der Zeit. ERSTE AUSGABE - MEILENSTEIN DER HERZCHIRURGIE - ERSTE HERZNAHT BEIM MENSCHEN! "Kein anderes Organ des Menschen war lange Zeit mit so vielen Tabus behaftet wie das Herz, und noch im Jahre 1896 äußerte Stephan Paget die Meinung: "...keine neue Methode und keine neue Entdeckung kann die naturgegebenen Schwierigkeiten überwinden, die eine Herzwunde mit sich bringt"." Seit Ludwig Rehn in Frankfurt erstmals eine Herzstichwunde erfolgreich vernähte, gilt das "als Beginn der Herzchirurgie". Diese Tat wurde vollbracht in einer Ära, in der kein geringerer als Billroth sagte:"Ein Chirurg, der die Naht einer Herzwunde versuchen wollte, sollte den Respekt seiner Kollegen sicher verlieren". "Rehn selbst war, als er den Eingriff wagte, noch stark mit der Vorstellung behaftet, daß eine so einschneidende Manipulation am Herzen wie eine durch die Ventrikelmuskulatur gestochene Naht mit irreversilblem Kammerflimmern beantwortet werden müßte." -cf. F.W.Hehrlein "Paget's prediction ("Surgery of the heart has probably reached the limits set by nature to all surgery....) was shattered on September 9, 1896, by Ludwig Rehn of Franfort, Germany. Rehn was born in 1849. In 1870 he interrupted his university career, volunteered as a Hussar, and accompanied the German armies into France. Upon his return to Germany he obtained his doctorate at Marburg. During his liefetime he made many contributions to surgery, but his most famous was the first successful suture of a human heart wound." "A man, aged 22, was stabbed with a knife in the fourth interspace, three fingerbreadths to the left of the sternal margin. After a period of unconsciousness, which lasted three hours, the patient revived sufficiently to take about 300 paces, when he fell to the ground. He was later found almost lifeless and was taken to the hospital. The first day following the injury the sensorium cleared, and the pulse became stronger and the dyspnea developed and the operation was performed. An incision 14 cm long was made in the fourth left interspace and fifth rib was divided in the mammary line. The pleura was opened. Blood distended the pericardium and oozed from the stab wound which entered it. The pericardium was opened widely and the blood within it was removed. A wound 1.5 cm long was found in the right ventricle from which there was active bleeding. This was controlled by placing a finger over the wound, but difficulty was experienced in keeping the finger properly in place. There was lees bleeding during diastole than during systole. The wound was closed with three silk sutures placed during several diastolic phases. The pulse was immediately improved. After the blood was removed from the pleural and pericardial cavities an iodoform gauze drain was placed in each... The patient recovered and was able to return to work." "This marked the beginning of cardiac surgery for the first time a surgeon had successfully operated on a living human heart." ! S.L.Johnson, The History of Cardiac Surgery 1896-1955, p.4 - 6. Garrison & Morton No.3023.1

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        Les enfants du capitaine Grant

      New edition illustrated with 172 drawings by Riou, engraved by Pannemaker. Catalog Y in fine.Cartonnage publisher says "To the world map" bisacy. Beautiful plate superior to the gold well signed Engel in the anchor. Back well with the caps folded. Second flat well, with areas of soiling, slightly darker. Rubbed corners including a slightly folded. Exemplify a little warped forward. Before the must title, open gutter. 2 sheets very slightly out. Scattered pale foxing, particularly at the beginning and end of the work on a paper that remains white. Good overall Hetzel Paris 1897 Grd. in-8 (19x28cm) 622pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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