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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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        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.

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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.

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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.

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        Liza of Lambeth

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

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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)

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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]

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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

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        Die Wandrahms-Insel vor dem Abbruch 1897.

      Mit Titelblatt und 12 Originalaufnahmen auf Kartons ( so vollständig ), OBroschur, Quer8 ( 23,5 x 31 cm ). Gezeigt werden: Brookthorquai Holländischer Brook Holländischer Brook ( jeweils verschiedene Ansichten ) Poggenmühle Poggenmühle ( jeweils verschiedene Ansichten ) Alter Wandrahm Alter Wandrahm Alter Wandrahm ( jeweils verschiedene Ansichten ) - Fleth beim Theerhof Wandrahmsbrücke Wandrahmsbrücke ( jeweils verschiedene Ansichten ) - Fleth beim Holländischen Brook. Von der Broschur ist nur das Deckblatt erhalten, dieses fleckig und mit starken Randläsionen. Titelblatt und die 12 Fotokartons von insgesamt guter Erhaltung, die Seidenhemdchen fehlen. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        La Samaritaine

      Charpentier et Fasquelle, Paris 1897 - Évangile en trois tableaux, en vers. Représenté pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre de La renaissance le Mercredi saint (14 Avril 1897) Paris. Charpentier et Fasquelle. 1897, 190 x 240mm, 120p., broché sous couverture illustrée par Mucha. Edition originale, exemplaire non coupé. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Comedie Humaine. Scenes of Parisian Life. Scenes of Private Life. Etchings by Gery-Bichard, Eugene Gaujean and R de Los Rios, after paintings by Georges Cain and Louis-Edouard Fournier (amongst others). 22 volume set. [The Human Comedy]

      London: Leonard Smithers. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Slight rubbing to covers. Some light browning to edges of pages. Spines lightly sunned. Pages uncut. Teg. Rare. 1897. Limited Edition [of 250]. Red/gilt hardback cover. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). [7500pp.]. Illustrations. The titles covered in this set are: The Splendours and Miseries of Courtesans (Vol 1 & 2 - The Way That Girls Love, How Much Love Cost Old Men, The End Of Bad Roads & The Last Incarnation of Vautrin) The Poor Relations (Cousin Bette, Pierre Grassou, The Girl with the Golden Eyes), The Poor Relations (Cousin Pons), History of the Thirteen: Ferragus Chief of the Devorants, La Duchesse de Langeais, History of the Grandeur and Downfall of Cesar Birotteau, The Civil Services, Gaudissart II, A Prince of Bohemia, The house of Nucingen, The Secrets of La Princesse de Cadignan, Sarrasine Facino Cane, A Man of Business, The Involuntary Comedians, The Petty Bourgeois (Vol I&II), The House of the Cat and Racket, The Danse at Sceaux, The Purse, The Vendetta, Memoirs of Two Young Wives, Modeste Mignon, A Start in Life, Madame Firiani, The Message, The Atheist's Mass, Albert Savarus, A Daughter of Eve, The Marriage Contract, La Grenadiere, Gobseck, A Woman of Thirty, The Deserted Mistress, Old Goriot, Honorine, Colonel Chabert, The Interdiction, Beatrix, A Double family, The Peace of the Household, A Study of Woman, Another Study of a Woman, The Pretended Mistress. Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French journalist and writer, regarded as one of the creators of realism in literature. Balzac's huge production of novels and short stories are collected under the name La Comédie Humaine. A key figure in the 1890's the publisher Leonard Smithers was known best for publishing authors other publishers wouldn't touch 'with a barge pole' from writers and artists like Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley to outright pornography. .

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        Gegen den Strich (A Rebours), Deutsche Erstausgabe 1897. Titelzeichnung von Melchior Lechter

      Schuster & Löffler, Berlin 1897 - Joris-Karl Huysmans Gegen den Strich ("A rebours") Aus dem französischen übertragen von M. Capius Titelblattgestaltung Melchior Lechter Schuster & Löffler 1897, 300 Seiten und 2 Seiten Verlagswerbung. 17,7 x 13,0 cm. Deutsche Erstausgabe Das Buch, das 1884 in Paris erschien und damals zuerst seinen köstlichen und sinnverwirrenden Zauber verströmte, trug einen einfachen, anspruchslosen Titel: "À rebours". Es bedeutet so viel wie: "gegen den Strich". Das Buch war die Geburtsstunde einer neuen literarischen Schulde, des Symbolismus. Sein Autor Joris-Karl Huysmans wurde zum Repräsentanten dessen, was die französischen Zeitgenossen in dem Begriff "décadence" zusammenfassten. Kann ein Mensch sich, von seiner Zeit enttäuscht, völlig in eine eigene Welt zurückziehen, sofern er die nötigen finanziellen Mittel dazu hat? Am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts war das eine Frage, die viele Intellektuelle ansprach. Huysmans liefert mit Gegen den Strich eine glaubwürdige Analyse der psychischen Gefahren eines solchen Unterfangens. Auch Oscar Wildes "Dorian Gray" wurde durch dieses Buch inspiriert und vergiftet. Der Schriftsteller Huysmans starb 1907 nach stiller Askese. Er hinterließ ein Werk, das durch seine sprachliche Dichte beeindruckt und sich dem Geschmack des Massenpublikums damals wie heute kategorisch verweigert. Vorliegend die überaus sschwierig zu findende Deutsche Erstausgabe des Klassikers der "Boheme", erschienen im Verlag Schuster & Löffler im Jahr 1897. Der Text der Übersetzung von M. Capius wirkt sehr frisch und lebendig. Einbandrücken und Rückseite etwas fleckig, sowie die ersten beiden Vorsatzblätter. Saubere Seiten, keinerlei unangenehmen Gerüche jeglicher Art vorhanden. Kein weiteres Exemplar im antiquarischen Buchhandel momentan angeboten. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PÉKING. HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION

      - Péking, Imp. des Lazaristes au Pé-T'ang, 1897. Gr. in-4.: 26.5 x 24 cm, XII pp., [2] ff., 562-[1] pp. + 36 pl. Édition originale. Exemplaire no. 215. Avec 660 gravures anciennes et nouvelles reproduites ou exécutées par des artistes indigènes d'après les plus précieux documents; 124 phototypies, 24 collographies hors texte. Extraordinaire reliure en demi-peau marbrée. Dos à 4 nerfs avec pièce de titre et pièce de tomaison en maroquin noir et incrusté de lettres chinoises en maroquin rouge. Gardes de papier marbré. Couverture et dos conservés. Coins sup. émoussés, gouttière intérieure fendue mais solide, papier propre. Bel exemplaire, impressionnant pour sa reliure. Composé par l'Evêque de Pékin, Monseigneur Favier, cet ouvrage est remarquable pour ses illustrations, en particulier ses photographies. "L'impression fait d'ailleurs honneur à l'établissement typographique de Pé-T'ang (Revue critique, 1897)" La première partie, historique, couvre les différentes dynasties chinoises. La deuxième partie, descriptive, couvre les monuments de Pékin, les mœurs de la cour impériale et les arts chinois. Bibli.: Cordier, Biblio. Chine, I, 218 / Revue critique d'hist. et de litt., no. 15, 11 mai, 1897, p. 281-283 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Ride Through Western Asia.

      London, Macmillan, 1897. 8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xii, 275, plates after photographs, four folding colour-printed maps; light rubbing and bumping to binding, minimal spotting to title and margins of frontispiece; otherwise very clean and fresh: provenance: armorial bookplate George Fleming inside front cover, pictorial bookplate of John Frederick Nankivell with depiction of Ilfracombe Hotel, North Devon, dated 1868, on opposite fly-leaf. First edition. This is an account of a journey from Istanbul over Ankara through Anatolia and Armenia into Persia, where the author meandered around and stayed some time in modern Iraq, then again to Persia via Kurdistan, into Russian Turkmenistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Kashgar, finally into China and to the Trans-Siberian Railway. Charles Clive Bigham, 2nd Viscount Mersey carried out several diplomatic missions, and this one of the major - and frequently overlooked - books on Persia, as well as a good source on the Great Game. Provenance: George Fleming (1833-1901) was a Scottish veterinary surgeon who joined the army and 'served in the Crimea until the end of the war. In 1859 he volunteered for the expedition to north China, and he was present at the capture of the Taku (Dagu) forts and the surrender of Peking (Beijing), receiving for his services a medal with two clasps. While in China he undertook an expedition beyond the Great Wall, which he described in Travels on Horseback in Manchu Tartary (1863). In 1866 he obtained the diploma of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and in 1867 he served with the army in Syria and Egypt' (ODNB).

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        CHINESE PHOTO ALBUM, COMMEMMORATING THE VISIT OF THE WELCOMING OF THE AMERICAN M

      - [China c.1897.]Half leather over brocade silk, most of spine gone, else very good, 69 b.w. photos, most are 14.5 x 9 cm., some panoramas 8.5 x 30 cm., one large photo 27 x 21.5 cm. all edge gilt, clean solid copy. Q U I T E R A R E A very unusual album of photographs showing the tour of what appears to be American Business community members & their wives. Arrival in Kwantung, tour of the Ming tombs, panoramic ! * Photos of early Canton area, sea coast, the Great Wall, a trip up the Yangtze, city streets, river/canal scenes, elegant banquets with High Chinese military & political figures, and the last & largest photograph depicts the whole group of American & Kwantung Chinese Merchant Advisory Board in a commemorative photograph. * Also some excellent images of an early and primitive Macao, lovely panoramas of that old Portuguese city, the hills around city, river & bay with the city rising up the gentle slope, with a good number of old Chinese junks anchored in the harbor. * The Chinese title above the grand panorama reads: "Guang Dong Zhi Xin Ju Haun Yin Mei Guo Sang Hui Ji Nian:" "IN COMMEMMORATION OF THE WELCOMING OF THE AMERICAN MERCHANT ASSOCIATION BY THE CANTON ADVISORY BOARD." * Consists of about 22 pages of tipped in clear, bright & good focus original photographs. The most fascinating of them is the last group memorial photo of the Canton Advisory Board & all of the Americans & their wives, as posed for the camera. In the front row are what one may assume are the most prominent and important members. * Central to one American who has a striking resemblance to the Roosevelt [yes the Famous Roosevelts !!!] family, is a very gaunt & small Chinese holding a long stick, with a flag, wearing a traditional long Chinese robe. One other Chinese is seated in the front row, and he is a be speckled solid man with an alert bearing. Other members are standing behind in ordered rows, with an occasional American naval officer peeking in from the left and a few small Chinese boys also peeking in from the far right in bewilderment. Many of the members also hold some sort of a commemorative flag, with the Advisory Board name embroidered upon it. * The whole group is found before a most handsome and great Chinese architectural building with elaborate windows. The album is without any text whatsoever, but based on the title found on the last photograph, one can deduce the rest. Of particular interest is a nice photo of a Chinese altar. This has an embroidered cloth over it, with Chinese characters that read: Guan Xi Er Si San Nian Men [?] Ji dan or Twenty- third year of Guangxi ie 1897, Birthday to indicate an auspicious day for a religious festive day, thus the Chinese brought the Americans to the temple to celebrate the happy occasion. * Other photographs clearly represent a graphic record of the arrival to Canton, the places they were guided to by the Advisory Board members, archaeological monuments, old shrines, the Great Wall [indicating a trip to the North], temples, Ming tombs, with a host of wonderful street scenes, Macau views, nice photos of the local Chinese and the jaunty Americans in straw hats, canes, spats, while the American women wore great hats, long skirts and long-sleeved white blouses as the posed for the camera. They were often conveyed in mule-drawn carts with a Chinese groom leading them. * Other travel was by ship up and down the canals of Canton, photos of the Government buildings, altars, roof tops [from their hotel room ??] showing the city, the bay with ships, and a trip up the Yangtze [?] or some other great river in a motor boat, showing their Occidental crew beside a very well set table. A poignant view of a slow-paced China of a past century. * Albums of this subject, are always SCARCE, full of great period original photographs and views of China & Macao. A lovely record taken by a member of the American group for posterity. *

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        Palästina und Syrien.

      Leipzig K Baedeker Vierte Auflage 1897 - Roter O-Ganzleineneinband mit Titel in Golddruck auf Deckel und Rücken, Einband wenige Gebrauchsspuren, marmorierter Schnitt, Lesebändchen, CXVIII, 462 Seiten mit 19 Karten, 48 Plänen und einem mehrfach gefaltetem Panorama von Jerusalem, 8°. - - - Exemplar in guter und frischer Erhaltung!

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        La Parisienne peinte par elle-même

      L. Conquet, impr. Lahure, imp. Lahure, 1897. In-4, demi-maroquin à coins cerise à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés de fers spéciaux, filets dorés, couvertures et dos conservés en 2 états, bleu et argent, grand de marges (rel. signée V. Champe), 200 pp. Fontispice, 20 pointes sèches hors texte et 41 compositions dans le texte, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Charnières et coins lég. frottés. Rares rousseurs. Très bon exemplaire. Tirage unique à 150 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande (celui-ci nominatif). Les illustrations sont en deux états, chaque pointe sèche est tirée une fois en noir avec la lettre, puis sans la lettre et avec remarques imprimées en bistre ou en vert ; les vignettes du texte sont également tirées hors texte sur papier de Chine ; ces suites sont reliées dans le volume.

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

      Philadelphia: The Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd, 1897. Hardcover. 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.). 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.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Illustrated by a Series of Seventy-One Original Illustrations Reproduced from the Original Pictures in Oils Specially Painted by Albert Letchford

      London: H.S. Nichols, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. Library Edition, illustrated, one of the cloth issues. Set of twelve (12) volumes, each measuring 6.25 x 10.25 inches, uniformly bound in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spines and gilt rules on the front boards, top edges gilt. Complete with all 71 Letchford illustrations, each tissue-guarded, with the title and number of the plate printed on the tissue. Boards show some old insect damage (mostly subtle abrasion, a few volumes with small losses of cloth) and occasional scuff marks, some bleed from the glue used on the hinges visible on the endpapers near the gutters, paper has been reglued over hinges on Volume 11 only. All volumes otherwise clean, tightly bound, and unmarked; some pages unopened. Overall a sound and attractive set.

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        1858-1897. [The choir of the Wind Music Lovers Club under the auspices of the Emperor: 1858-1897].

      Skoropechatnia "Nadezhda" Skt. Peterburg 1897 - Folio (34 x 27 cm), half-title, frontispiece, XII pp., including title and 1 plate, 170 pp., including 8 plates, with 2 plates excluded from pagination, 16 pp. of printed music, LXXII, publisher's green cloth, pictorial upper board, gilt lettering to spine; small repairs to spine. The "wind music lovers club", originally called "Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich's Chorus", was founded in November 1872 on the initiative and with direct involvement of the Crown Prince Alexander Alexandrovich. Conducted by Bekkel, an assistant director of the Guard's choir, the choir often performed for the Royal Family at the Winter Palace and Tsarskoye Selo. Only on two occasions was a performance of the choir cancelled: once due to the illness of the Crown Prince and the other during the Turkish war in 1877. This luxuriously produced edition describes the history of the choir since its establishment, the members and, of course, the active participation of the Crown Prince, the future Emperor Alexander III, as well as the princes of Oldenburg, Nikolay, Alexander and Konstantine. The text is accompanied by photographs of the members of the choir produced by Lewicki with facsimile of signatures of the musicians. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description de lAfrique Tierce Partie du Monde

      First edition thus.   3 volumes. 3 fine facsimile maps  8vo.   Very fine original printed wrappers, preserved in  three full morocco drop back boxes.  Paris, Leroux

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        Der Geist von Canterville ( Erstes Buch auf Deutsch von Wilde in EA von 1897 , nur 60 Exemplare weltweit , einst )

      Limited to 60 copies (1897), maybe still 20 existing copies worldwide today. Maybe the last possibility to buy one for ever on private market. Colophon : Dieses Buch wurde in 60 Exemplaren, von denen eines auf Seide, eines auf Pergament abgezogen wurde, für Freunde gedruckt. Die Illustrationen verdankt es der Güte von Herrn Fritz Erler, der Druck wurde ausgeführt von Brügel & Sohn in Ansbach, die Kosten trug der Bruder der Uebersetzerin. Oscar Wilde, Der Geist von Canterville, trans. A.M. von B(öhm) (Munich : Brügel, 1897). This edition, with illustrations by Fritz Erler, was limited to only sixty copies and it is the first Wilde work that appeared in book form in German. The stigma still associated with Wilde's name in 1897 may account for the facts that Böhm used only his /her/ initialsto identify him/her/self and that the publisher's imprint did not appear on the volume. This was in all likelihood an unauthorized edition, as neither Wilde nor Ross makes mention of it in their correspondence, despite Wilde's continual efforts to make as much money as possible off his works during these years. (Joseph Bristow in Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture : The making of a legend). Condition : near mint. Format : ca 10,5 x 12,5 cm. Ex-Libris (original ink-drawing) for EMIL FERDINAND TUCHMANN (1885-1963) More pictures and background-research upon request. Payment by installments could be considered, also for public institutions.

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        Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection

      1897. . Good. 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.

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        The Lands of Islam.

      London and Madras: the Christian Literature Society for India,, 1897. A Description of the Condition of Arabia, Afghanistan, Persia, Turkey, Morocco, and Muhammadan Negroes. Compiled from the Best Authorities. Small octavo. Original flexible green paper boards printed in black, green cloth backstrip. Wood-engraved frontispiece view of Mecca, similar illustrations to the text, including maps. Variably sunned overall, backstrip slightly frayed, small ink-stain and contemporary ownership inscription (W[?illiam] Jensen) to slightly creased front board, a few small superficial chips to paper on rear, contents toned, the occasional faint stain. A very good copy. First and only edition, the fourth and final instalment in the publisher's "Papers for Thoughtful Muslims" series, rare: one copy in UK libraries (British Library), and four in North America (of which one in a sammelband with the other three titles); the print-run is stated as 3,000 copies, but most of these would appear to have perished in the inhospitable conditions of the subcontinent. The compiler remains decidedly anonymous, but there are extensive quotations from Stanley Lane Poole on Turkey, Frederick Lugard on Africa, William Wilson Hunter on the "defective education" of Muslims, and William Muir on Islamic law; the work is evidently intended to demonstrate to Indian Muslims the backwardness of the wider Islamic world, the Ottoman Empire especially (with notable attention to the Armenian massacres), and thus encourages them to convert to Christianity, as "no race swayed by Muhammadanism can ever advance except by renouncing their religion" (p. 82). The other books in the series are The Witness of the Koran to the Christian Scriptures; The Koran Examined; and The Prophet of Arabia. All are similarly uncommon.

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        The Strand Magazine Vols. XIII - XXIX.

      George Newnes. 1897 - 1905. 8vo., 17 volumes in original light blue pictorial cloth, elaborately blocked in black and gilt. Illustrated throughout. A very good run. This run of the Strand Magazine, bound up in the publisher's 6 monthly volumes, includes several of the first appearances in print of Conan Doyle's works, including The Tragedy of the Korosko, A Duet, most of the eerie tales collected as Round the Fire Stories, The Adventures of Gerard, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes. The short story The Croxley Master also appears for the first time. Other writers -- many of them mystery writers -- are represented here as well. Also H. G. Wells The First Men In the Moon, The Stolen Body,and The Story of the Inexperieneced Ghost, E Nesbit's The Phoenix and the Carpet and various articles on cricket and football by C.B. Fry. In later years both P.G. Wodehouse and Sir Winston Churchill both were regular contributors to the Strand Magazine.

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