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        Betrachtungen über die Farbenpracht der Insekten

      Leipzig, W. Engelmann, 1897. Folio (32 x 42.5 cm). 16 pp. Nine fine chromolithographed plates. Original half cloth portfolio with printed paper label pasted on front.* Dedicated to princess Therese of Bayern. The chromolithographs are by T. Bannwarth in Wien. The text and plates are in perfect condition, which is highly unusual, and very bright indeed. Front board very slightly rubbed, one tissue guard a bit frayed at edges, two plates with a few light spots, otherwise a meticulous copy. Signed by the author on the cover to "Dr Herman Krauss". Nissen ZBI, 636 (for the English edition which is rare too). Horn-Schenkling II(1), p. 383.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders] Song of Solomon

      Guild of Women Binders, London 1897 - 4to. Superb full goatskin binding with striking image of robed woman raising hands in stylized garden, no doubt the work of Annie S. MacDonald who developed the technique: "MacDonald came up with her own technique for modelled leatherwork, and she proceeded to teach this to any of the other class members [at the workshop of Walter B. Blaikie of A. & J.] who were interested. Annie MacDonald's method of leather modelling did not involve cutting the leather, or raising the design into high relief, and it was done on the book after it was covered" (Tidcombe). Spine with lettering modeled lengthwise; rear cover with gouged design. Thick dentelles with heavy gilt 'picture frame' borders. Illustrated with gorgeous full-page woodcut drawings by H. Granville Fell. Fine. With Karslake's Guild ticket psted onto rear free fly: "Similar Books can be obtained from KARSLAKE & CO., 64 charing Cross Road, London." This is a one-of-a-kind binding (versus the stock bindings for many of the limited editiion books issued by the Guild in the vellum series) and represents the very finest work of one of their chief designers and artisans. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        [Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders] Song of Solomon

      London: Guild of Women Binders, 1897. First edition. 4to. Superb full goatskin binding with striking image of robed woman raising hands in stylized garden, no doubt the work of Annie S. MacDonald who developed the technique: "MacDonald came up with her own technique for modelled leatherwork, and she proceeded to teach this to any of the other class members [at the workshop of Walter B. Blaikie of A. & J.] who were interested. Annie MacDonald's method of leather modelling did not involve cutting the leather, or raising the design into high relief, and it was done on the book after it was covered" (Tidcombe). Spine with lettering modeled lengthwise; rear cover with gouged design. Thick dentelles with heavy gilt 'picture frame' borders. Illustrated with gorgeous full-page woodcut drawings by H. Granville Fell. Fine. With Karslake's Guild ticket psted onto rear free fly: "Similar Books can be obtained from KARSLAKE & CO., 64 charing Cross Road, London." This is a one-of-a-kind binding (versus the stock bindings for many of the limited editiion books issued by the Guild in the vellum series) and represents the very finest work of one of their chief designers and artisans.

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        New Light on the Early History of the Greater Northwest. The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry Fur Trader of the Northwest Company and of David Thompson Official Geographer and Explorer of the Same Company 1799-1814. Exploration and Adventures Among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan. Missouri, and Columbia Rivers

      Francis P. Harper, New York - 1897, 1st limited edition to 1100 copies. () Very good. xxviii, 446; vi, 447-916; 917-1027pp. Octavo. Original forest green cloth boards with gilt title on spine. Slight bumping to head of spines. Volumes I & II have minor rubbing to front cover. Foredge untrimmed, except top. Previous owners bookplate on front paste down endpaper. 3 fold out maps and folding facsimile in envelope at back of Index volume. Text is clean and crisp. Number 926 of 1100 copies, printed on fine book paper. A very nice copy of a scarce title, encompassing Alexandre Henry's adventures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Queen Victoria

      Boussod Valadon, 1897, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionLimited edition of 350 copies of which this is number 285. Covers lined with silk and gold embossed leather. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Top edge gilt - bright, rich condition. Embossed decorative leather covers and spine beautifully preserved. One of a remarkable collection of 500+ books on Royalty from a serious collector in the area, all of which we will be listing on this site over the next few months. Nearly all items in this collection are in virtually mint/new condition. You can view this collection at this site by searching for the Keyword WBMXXROY which is attached to each listing relevant to this collection. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; 19th century; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18654.

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        Following the Equator. A Journey Around The World

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1897. First Edition. 3/4 Leather. Near Fine. 3/4 Contemporary Leather - this is not the "Publisher's Morocco" noted by Blanck, but may be, and probably is, an unrecorded leather binding for this issue. We've compared it to two other publisher's leather bindings (neither recorded by Blanck) for the first edition of Following the Equator and it is very similar though not a match, but we suspect there are others. There is a binder's ticket at rear (The Case Lockwood and Brainard Company, Hartford) . In any case, a lovely contemporary binding of the First Edition (Blanck 3451) with single publisher noted, "11" on page 161, etc. An unusually nice copy in morocco over marbled boards in a custom cloth slipcase with marbled sides. Slight shelfwear else fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 033005.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        LA ATLANTIDA, BILINGUE

      Estampa de Fidel Giro - Barcelona. 1897. 20x15. Mitja pell. Firmat i dedicat per l'autor. 345Pág+4f. Bilingüe. Clasica obra d'en Verdaguer, poema format amb 10 cants. Primera edició. 3.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        RUBÁIYAT OF DOC SIFERS

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Dry Fly Entomology: A Brief Description of Leading Types of Natural Insects Serving as Food for Trout & Grayling with the 100 Best Patterns of Floating Flies and the Various Methods of Dressing Them

      London: Vinton & Co, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in original brown morocco with inner dentelles, hinges rubbed and splitting on volume 2. Minor worming in the far margin of the end of volume 1. Scattered foxing, 28 plates, 10 hand colored. The hand colored plates age toned but attractive. Volume 2 comprises 100 actual flies in recessed compartments. Some foxing and age toning to the mounts, otherwise fine. Number 97 of 100 copies. In a custom linen clamshell box. Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042260.

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        Following the Equator. A Journey Around The World

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1897 - 3/4 Contemporary Leather - this is not the "Publisher's Morocco" noted by Blanck, but may be, and probably is, an unrecorded leather binding for this issue. We've compared it to two other publisher's leather bindings (neither recorded by Blanck) for the first edition of Following the Equator and it is very similar though not a match, but we suspect there are others. There is a binder's ticket at rear (The Case Lockwood and Brainard Company, Hartford) . In any case, a lovely contemporary binding of the First Edition (Blanck 3451) with single publisher noted, "11" on page 161, etc. An unusually nice copy in morocco over marbled boards in a custom cloth slipcase with marbled sides. Slight shelfwear else fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 033005. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of Manhattan Island New York, Vol 7 [from 96 Street to 155th Street, East Side]

      I.A. Lefevre, New York 1897 - Elephant Folio. With 76 pages of maps, and 2 index maps. Soiling to cloth with some chipping. Some chipping along foreedge of some leaves, not affecting maps. Maps are generally clean throughout. Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Scarabée d'ambre. Aventures dans l'île de Sumatra d'un Anglais, d'un missionnaire et de deux naturalistes.

      H. & L. Casterman, Tournai 1897 - Paris, Tournai, H. & L. Casterman, sd [1897]. Collection Iris. 28,5 x 18,5 cm (R), très grand in-8, 242 pp. + 1 f. n. ch., avec 9 illustrations tirées en vert à pleine page dont une en frontispice, reliure moderne en demi-requin noir à encadrements, plats couverts d'un papier coréen de fabrication traditionnelle en fibres végétales compressées, gardes couvertes d'un autre papier coréen, différent mais de fabrication similaire, dos lisse avec titre à la chinoise de couleur ambre, couvertures illustrées conservées, étui rond avec liserés de cuir de requin (reliure signée Martine Locicero). Romancier, Maurice Maindron fut également entomologiste. C'est à ce titre qu'il se rendit en Indonésie en 1884-1885. Le récit à l'usage de la jeunesse qu'il nous livre ici diffère notablement des romans exotiques qui fleurissaient à l'époque en ce sens que Maindron, étant allé sur place, doté par ailleurs d'une solide culture scientifique, sans parler de la naturelle alacrité de sa plume, savait parfaitement de quoi il parlait, décrivant des terres qu'il avait lui-même parcouru une dizaine d'années plus tôt. Notre édition, qui comporte, après la page 210, "Les propos du professeur Martin Thausing", et qui est conforme à celle décrite dans la "Bibliographie de Belgique" de 1897 (n° 1457) semble être l'édition originale. Nous n'en avons localisé qu'un seul exemplaire dans le KVK. L'exemplaire est présenté dans une reliure particulièrement originale dont les matériaux exotiques sont en parfaite harmonie avec le texte. Petite restauration à la couverture, sinon un très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Divagations. 1. Auflage

      Paris: Bibliotheque-Charpentier 1897 - GLDr., 377 S., kl. 8°. Gering beriebener u. abgegriffener Einband. Kanten leicht beschabt. Innen unbeschädigt u. frisch, sonst sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: fr

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        Map of Nashville Tennesse 1897

      Marshall & Bruce Co.. 1897.. Three-color street map, 24 3/4 x 25 1/4 inches on sheet 26 x 29 3/4 inches, folding as issued to 7 1/4 x 5 inches. 1/4 inch chip to left upper edge at fold (just outside neatline), a couple of 1/2 inch separations at folds; very good, clean condition. Street map of Nashville with list of references in right margin. The scale is 1000 feet to one inch, with streets named, railways marked and a few sites named (such as City Reservoir, Vanderbilt University, Roger Williams University, St. Cloud Hill, State Capitol). Cemeteries include one marked "Jewish" and Mt. Ararat Cemetery, marked "Colored." Railroad lines shown include: Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad (St Louis Division and Nashville Division). Revised by W. B. Southgate; Marshall & Bruce Co. are noted as the publisher below the title. Ad for R. W. Turner at upper edge of map and lower right margin under References. Single panel ad for Lucas & Baker Havana Cigars on verso. .

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        Cinq mois au pays des Somalis. Suivi de la faune Somalie et d'une liste des plantes décrites par G(eorg August) Schweinfurth et G. Volkens.

      Georg & Co.,, Bâle et Genève, 1897 - Bâle et Genève, Georg & Co., 1897. 4°. VI, 223 S., (1) Bl. Mit 27 Tafeln (dv. 2 Portraits) nach Photographien von Prinz Nicolas D. Ghika u. 1 losen, gef. Karte. Illustr. Leinenbd. (signiert Hug frères, Zürich, 1898) (minim verzogen u. leicht angestaubt). Einzige französische (neben einer zeitgleich erschienenen deutschen) Ausgabe der Reisebeschreibungen u. Jagderinnerungen von Dimitrie Ghica-Comanesti (1839-1923), der dem rumänischen Hochadel entstammte u. sich nach seinem Studium des Rechts und neben seiner politischen Karriere der Zoologie, Botanik, Geologie u. Geographie zuwandte. Forschungsreisen führten ihn 1894 u. 1895 mit seinem Sohn in bis dahin durch Europäer unerforschte Gebiete wie Aethiopien, Djibouti u. Somalia. Seinen leidenschaftlichen Jagdtrieb nach exotischen Tieren dokumentiert das vorliegende Werk mit Tafeln von erlegten Elephanten, Nashörnern, Zebras, Warzenschweinen, Krokodilen u. Grosskatzen. Das "Plantarum enumeratio et descriptio" der Botaniker Georg Schweinfurth (1836-1925), der Aegypten u. Afrika bereitste u. G. Volkens, der über den Kilimandscharo schrieb, behandelt 53 Pflanzen. - Buchblock an 1 Stelle angebrochen. - Selten. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French (minim verzogen u. leicht angestaubt). Illustr. Leinenbd. (signiert Hug frères, Zürich, 1898) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        From the Four Winds, inscribed by the author

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1897 - Inscribed by Galsworthy, in 1931, on the fly leaf. 1897, First Edition of the author's first book. Only 500 copies printed. 246 pp. Hardcover, green cloth, gilt title. Near Fine copy, spine sunned; clean contents; sound binding. In a custom made full leather slipcase with suede interior; slipcase with some fading and scuffing. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Locomotive Magazine, Volumes II - VII (1897-1903), & X - XV (1904-1909) [13 volumes]

      , London: Published by Locomotive Publishing Company Ltd, , 1897-1909 , 192-452 pages, continuous pagination across each volume, all volumes except Volume II with gilt locomotive on the top cover, Volumes II through VII are monthly magazines, in Volume VIII a weekly magazine begins going from January 3, 1903 - June 27 1903, Volume X has the complete year of 1904 and is again published monthly as are the remaining volumes, indexes are at the front starting with Volume IIII, colour plates in most of the volumes, some are folding as are some of the black and white plates and diagrams, all volumes with black and white illustrations and photographs, several monochromatic illustrations spread through the magazine, this magazine reviews locomotive development from all over the world, many volumes with several supplements, such as 15 of F Moore's illustrations, Locomotives of All Nations, and Empire's Trains, one colour illustration of Edward VII wedding train and other interesting trains, Volume XIV with" Locomotive Magazine Souvenir", contains twelve tipped in black and white railway engines from across the world at the back, Volume XV with three "Locomotive….Souvenirs" supplements tipped in black and white illustrations of engines by Messrs The Berliner Maschinenbau - Actien - Gesellschaft, Berlin (12), Kerr, Stuart & Co Ltd, Stoke - on - Trent (18) and A Borsig, Berlin (12)

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo folded, 3pp., on University College, London letterhead, April 2, 1897

      - He writes to a colleague, "Dear Mr. Morrillier, Have you seen an account of M. Havotaux's election to the Academie francaise in today's paper? He got 18 votes out of a total of 34, but the odd 16 did not vote against him, but put in blank ballot-papers. Had they been 19 instead of 16 he would have been rejected. This is the state of things at the Chemical Society, but owning to the unbusiness-like way they have of conducting their affairs, Duvais has been declared elected. The actual number of votes he received for him is unknown; it is guessed at as 165. Publication of the numbers voting & not voting has been asked for, & accorded; and then we shall know. But I am understood to have had about 160 votes. There were present quite 380 fellows. Hence the Chemical Society has no president, for the bylaws render it necessary that, for election, a majority of the fellows present shall vote in favour of the candidate. I have no wish to be president, as I think I told you before; but I am strongly opposed to Duvais being president; & if the above bylaw were carried out, I should not be elected, to my own private satisfaction. But I think this might well be pointed out publicly, not as scoring for me, (please leave reference to me out of any which you write) but as scoring against him. A re-count has been asked for, & it is promised that the matter shall be brought before the Council. The Council will probably try to temporise and hinder the re-count, but in the interests of the Society as a body for managing its own affairs, as well as of conducting scientific business, it could do well to point out the mess they have got into. They should not be allowed to leave matters in status quo. I shall be glad to tell you all particulars, if you care to see me. But these are the facts of the case." He signs it, "Yours sincerely, W. Ramsay." In 1887 Ramsay became chair of Chemistry at University College, London. It was here that his most celebrated discoveries were made. When this letter was written Ramsay was investigating several noble gases. The letter reflects the politics within the Chemical Society of London, a prestigious organization devoted to scientific achievements and founded in 1841, and reveals Ramsey's thoughts and feelings about the leadership of the Society.

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        The Jubilee Book of Cricket.

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

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        ESPAGNE. Le Généralife. Sérénades et songes

      - París, 1897. Folio. 6 h. 304 p. 1 h. Holandesa piel época. - Contiene 15 bellísimas láminas en heliograbado a toda plana e ilustraciones. Viajes, Arte, Toledo, Segovia, Andalucía, etc. Tirada de 600 ejemplares. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two Old Ladies, Two Foolish Fairies and a Tom Cat:

      1897. first edition. May Be Regarded as the First Genuine 'Rackham'"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. BROWNE, Maggie. Two Old Ladies, Two Foolish Fairies and a Tom Cat: The Surprising Adventures of Tuppy and Tue. London: Cassell: 1897. First edition, first issue (with ads dated "6G-10.97") of the first book to have a Rackham illustration in full color. Octavo (7 x 5 in; 179 x 129 mm). 190, [2, adv.], [16, as catalogue] pp. Four color plates, including frontispiece with tissue guard, and nineteen black and white drawings. Original green cloth, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, original pale gray decorative endpapers, top edge gilt. Front hinge near invisibly repaired. Lower cover with faint damp stain but still a very good copy of a very scarce title. Ink signature on half-title dated 1898."…Some of Rackham's early books are a joy to handle, especially those which were reprints of stories and illustrations from magazines. In this category come the Two Old Ladies and the Zankiwank, and it is hard to say which of these may be regarded as the first genuine 'Rackham'. In some respects, the Two Old Ladies, Two Foolish Fairies and a Tom Cat of 1897 may be taken as the earliest book in a style which we would not recognize as being Rackham's. The frontispiece, from which the beautiful gold blocking of the binding is derived, we have already noted as the earliest example of Rackham in full color, and the quality of line within the book shows his work maturing both in sense of style and feeling for composition" (Gettings, p. 99)."These same sheets were used for the 1904 edition...The use of the 1897 sheets in the 1904 edition may explain the comparative scarcity of the 1897 book" (Riall).Latimore and Haskell p. 9. Riall p. 21.

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        Historia de mi Vida

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

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

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

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        LES CONFRERIES RELIGIEUSES MUSULMANES.

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

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        The Ape, The Idiot, and Other People

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Invisible Man; a grotesque romance

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

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        Dracula

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

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

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

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

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

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        Die Prinzessin und der Schweinehirt. Illustrirt von Heinrich Lefler

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

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

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

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        AFFICHE : LITTORAL DE LA MEDITERRANEE

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

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        Die Prinzessin und der Schweinehirt. Illustriert von Heinrich Lefler.

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

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        The Jubilee Book of Cricket

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

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        The Pink Fairy Book

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

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        SEXUAL INVERSION

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

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        How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Die Ausstellung Graphischer Original-Arbeiten der Gegenwart im Jahr 1895

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

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