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        The Descendant

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1897. First. First edition, first binding with author's name not on title page or spine. Owner's name stamp, a slight stain on the title leaf and the following leaf, else near fine. Inscribed by the author as "a first of my first." An attractive copy of the first book by this Pulitzer Prize-winning author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        New Light on the Early History of the Greater Northwest: Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and David Thompson 1799-1814: Exploration and Adventure Among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri and Columbia Rivers

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

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        Il Liquorista Pratico Compilato sui più Recenti Sistemi e Senza il Concorso della Distillazione

      Casa Editrice Angelo Bietti 1897 - 2da. Edizione rivedutaed ampliata dall Autore contenente le ultime scoperte dell arte. Processi per Ottenere il doubble chummel cristallizzato. Genepi des Alpes. Mille fiori Cristallizzati. Vermouth di Torino. Bitter. Cedro. Coca. Fernet. Melange pippermint. 1000 w più ricette, 200 delle quali inedite. Coll Aggiunta d un perfetto trattato di Gelateria, articoli di Credenza e Pasticceria. Vini di lusso e il modo di preparare ogni qualitá di Gazeuse. Buen estado, encuadernado en rústica editorial. 437pp. Milano. 0,4

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        The Tour of 1897: A Daily Record of the Triumphs of The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Showing the Towns Visited, Business Done, State of the Weather, and Such Incidents as are of General Interest, with an official list of the Barnum & Bailey Company (Cover title): Barnum and Bailey Tour of 1897

      (Buffalo NY): (Published by Harvey L. Watkins / Courier Company). 1897. First. First and only edition. A "shape book": string tied in elephant head-shaped wrappers. 123pp, 88pp ads, (2pp index). Small chip, and slight erosion on the front wrapper, tiny and insignificant stain on the very edge of a couple of pages, a very good or better copy of a very fragile book. Wonderful tour book of the circus' circuit in 1897 with portraits of some of the acts, executives, personnel, etc., and with extensive statistics. Rare. Not in OCLC. .

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        WINONA AND ITS ENVIRONS ON THE MISSISSIPPI IN ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES

      JONES & KROEGER, PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS, WINONA, MINNESOTA 1897 - 694 Pp. FIRST EDITION. PUBLISHED 1897. LAID IN (1) AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED BY AUTHOR WRITTEN TO AUTHORS CHILDREN (WITH A CHARMING OPENING BIT ABOUT A MISSING HAMMER) DATED 1897 AND FROM PRESCOTT, IOWA (LEGIBLE; TORN IN HALF AT CENTER FOLD LINE WITH SOME OTHER LESS SIGNIFICANT TEARS), ALSO INCLUDES A CDV OF THE AUTHOR'S SPOUSE, MINNIE BUNNELL (PHOTOGRAPHER: HOARD & TENNEY, WINONA, MINNESOTA). WINONA IS THE COUNTY SEAT OF WINONA COUNTY, MINNESOTA. LOCATED IN THE SCENIC BLUFF COUNTRY OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WITH SUGAR LOAF (FORMERLY WAPASHA) MOUNTAIN BEING IT'S MOST DISTINGUISHABLE LANDMARK. LAFAYETTE HOUGHTON BUNNELL (1824-1903), A MEMBER OF THE MARIPOSA BATTALION WENT IN SEARCH OF NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL LEADERS INVOLVED IN RECENT AMERICAN SETTLEMENT RAIDS; NOTED FOR THE WHITE DISCOVERY OF THE YOSEMITE VALLEY IN 1851. THE AUTHOR LATER SERVED AS A SURGEON IN THE CIVIL WAR. BOOK DESCRIPTION: RIBBED GREEN CLOTH HARDBOUND, GILT GOLD STAMPED/EMBOSSED TITLE/DESIGN ON SPINE/FRONT BOARD, (5) ILLUSTRATED ENGRAVINGS/IMAGES/MAPS. DIMENSIONS: (8"x5 3/4"x1 3/4"). CONDITION: VERY GOOD +; SLIGHT EVIDENCE OF A REMOVED BOOKPLATE FROM THE PASTEDOWN, MINOR EXTREMITY WEAR. (FOR ONLY OTHER PUBLICATION BY THE AUTHOR, SEE ITEM #871.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Radlerei ! 40 Kunsttafeln. Herausgegeben vom Wiener Radfahr-Club "Künstlerhaus". Text redigirt von Carl Rabis und Carl Seidl.

      Wien, Gerlach & Schenk [1897].. 4°. (30,4 x 23,2 cm). 81 (3) S. mit zahlreichen, oft farbigenoder getönten bzw. ganzseitigen Abbildungen. Orig.-Pappband mit braunem uznd hellgrünem Japanpapier, in zwewifarbigem Prägedruck illustriert (schwarz u. gold), Rücken fachgerecht restauriert (unterlegt). Stellenweise berieben, etwas geblichen. Farbschnitt.. Kat. Wien um 1900,476.- Die Illustrationen entstammen der besten Zeit des Wiener Jugendstils und haben sämtlich Rad und Radler zum Thema. Nach Vorlagen von C.O. Czeschka, Hugo Darnaut, Carl Fischer-Koystrand, Adolf Kaufmann, Otto König, Heinrich Lefler, Raphael Kirchner, Hans Schliessmasnn, A.F. Seligmann, William Unger, Josef Urban, Theo Zasche u.a. - die Textbeiträge verfassten Carmen Sylva, Julius Bauer, Ludwig Fulda, Carl Karlweis, Josef Meder, W.O. Noltsch, Fritz von Ostini, Eduard Pötzl, Theodor Zasche und die beiden Herausgeber.

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        Anthropologische Studien über die Urbewohner Brasiliens vornehmlich der Staaten Matto Grosso, Goyaz und Amazonas (Purus-Gebiet). Nach eigenen Aufnahmen und Beobachtungen in den Jahren 1887 bis 1889.

      . Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1897. Large 4to (30.4 x 23.3 cm). viii, 168 pp., 30 photographic plates with 63 images, nine engraved craniological plates, well over 80 text illustrations including several that are plate-sized. Contemporary half cloth over dark marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.* An interesting anthropological study of several tribes of the Amazons with many illustrations, by the German anthropologist Paul Ehrenreich (1855-1914). Phrenology is a substantial element but the large amount of data (photographs of individual people and tables with measurements) prevent this work from becoming obsolete. Dedicated to Robert Virchow. Binding weak, otherwise a very good clean copy. Borba de Moraes, pp. 285-286; Koppel, Bosch Bibl., 576..

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1897

      London The Zoological Society of London 1897. VG : in Very Good condition. Ex lib with library stamp to title and rear pages and in library binding. Spine slightly sunned. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Contents clean and bright. Original paper covers bound in to the rear First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xx, 1013pp + ads. Fifty seven plates, including hand-coloured plates and chromolithographs by J G Keulemans, J G Smit, R Mintern et al. Lithography by Mintern Bros. Many fine hand-coloured plates of mammals, birds and reptiles.

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        Der Bazar. Illustrirte Damen-Zeitung. Jahrgang 43 (Nr. 34-48, Aug. - Dez. 1897) u. Jahrg. 44 (Nr. 1-48, Jan.-Dez. 1898). 2 Bände

      Berlin, Der Bazar 1897 (-1898) - Die sorgfältig kolorierten Modebilder im farbfrischem Verlagskolorit dieses seinerzeit führenden deutschen Modejournals illustrieren die Damenmode am Ausgang des 19. Jahrhundert auf eindrucksvolle Art; ebenso die vielen Textillustrationen mit weiteren Modedarstellungen und Mode-Asseccoirs, mit Frisuren für Damen, verschiedenen Stickereien, und anderen Handarbeiten für die Damenwelt, sowie mit Tapisserien, Genreszenen (darunter Eislaufen, Radsport, Krocket und Tennis für Damen), Ansichten vor allem von Berlin, von verschied. Pferde-Rennplätzen, Strandbädern, Kur- u. Urlaubsorten, darunter Madeira etc., sowie mit eindrucksvollen Illustrationen und Beschreibungen von neuen Fabrikaten und Erzeugnissen aus dieser Zeit und vielen illustrierten Annoncen aus der Welt der Werbung. - Sehr schönes sauberes Exemplar Mit 15 (1 doppelblattgr.) original-kolorierte Mode-Holzschnitt-Tafeln u. zahlr. teils blattgr. Holzschnitten im Text [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seconde patrie.

      Hetzel 1897 - - Hetzel, Paris 1897, Grd. in 8 (18,5x28cm), relié. - Edition originale illustrée. Ce titre ne connaîtra qu'une seule seconde édition en 1905 (cartonnage à un éléphant). Soixante huit illustrations par Georges Roux en noir et blanc et 12 chromotypographie en hors-texte, et deux cartes. Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré, ou dit, à la mappemonde. Plaque signée Blancheland, reliée par Souze. Dos au phare. Coins légèrement pliés. Petites décolorations sur le plat inférieur. trait léger de stylo dans le cartouche. Belle plaque bien brillante. Malgré quelques défauts, bel exemplaire, sans rousseur. Ce roman apporte une suite au 'Robinson Suisse' de Rudolph Wyss. Les voyageurs partis en Angleterre à la fin du roman de Wyss, sont abandonnés par des pirates sur une ile inconnue, qui se révèlera être leur point de départ, la Nouvelle Suisse. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Russland [Russia] Handbuch für Reisende

      Karl Baedeker, Publisher, Leipzig 1897 - Fourth Edition. lii, 458pp, with 14 maps, 18 plans, and 4 floor plans. An exceptional copy (preliminaries and subsequent page edges toned), with bright gilt lettering, one (of two) woven silk page-maker, and richly marbled edges; the red flexible cloth covers unmarked, square and tight, the maps properly folded and free of tears. Hinrichsen D460. "The Romantic movement in Germany had given a new impetus to travel . . . In 1828 Baedeker bought the rights to J. A. Klein's Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln and, after the death of the author, Baedeker himself revised and updated the work, recreating it for a new market. Using his own travel experiences he guided the tourist to the principal attractions in each place, saving travellers the expense of hiring their own guide. He thus created a new type of guidebook, which was widely copied throughout Europe and opened up tourism to a new class of visitor. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. . . . For the serious tourist a Baedeker was indispensable, its tone, especially with respect to southern Europeans, assuring northerners of their superiority, and suggesting ways of avoiding dangers. When Lucy Honeychurch finds herself ‘In Santa Croce with no Baedeker’ in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View (1908) she is entirely lost." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE: EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS COLONEL CLAY

      London: Grant Richards,. 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], illustrations by Gordon Browne,. original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed.. Mild rubbing to cloth at edges, some foxing and darkening to free. endpapers, a tight, very good or better copy with a clean and bright. cover. A nice copy of a scarce book that does not age gracefully.. (#130592). First edition. "The first great rogue of mystery fiction," Colonel Clay, "preceded ... Raffles by two years ..." - Queen's Quorum 21. Glover and Green, Victorian Detective Fiction 4. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 4. Hubin (1994), p. 11.

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        An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay

      London: Grant Richards. 1897. First. First edition. Corners slightly bumped and endpapers a little browned, some internal cracks at the hinges but still tight, a handsome, else near fine copy of this important collection of short stories featuring Colonel Clay, "the first important rogue in short crime fiction who is the hero, not a subsidiary character, villain or anti-hero" (Steinbrunner and Penzler, Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection). Queen's Quorum. .

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        PHOTOGRAPHIEN DER BILDHAUER ARBEITEN AN DEN K. K. HOF MUSEEN VON J. LOWY K. K. HOF PHOTOGRAPH WIEN. (PICTURES FROM THE EMPEROR'S MUSEUM BY J. LOWY, COURT PHOTOGRAPHER).

      Vienna: Kunstverlag Anton Schroll & Co. (No date) / Vienna: Lichtdruck und Verlag von J. Lowy, 1897. - LARGE FOLIO-SIZE (18 BY 13 INCH) PORTFOLIO CONTAINING 96 PHOTOGRAPHS BY J. LOWY, HOF-PHOTOGRAPH, WIEN (COURT-PHOTOGRAPHER, VIENNA): I.E. OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPEROR IN VIENNA. * * 96 PHOTOGRAPHS IN 3 GROUPS. * 1ST GROUP: 18 ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS (UNNUMBERED) ON STIFF CARD. OVERALL SIZE 13 BY 17 INCHES, AVERAGE IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 8 BY 10 INCHES. * 2ND GROUP: 28 PHOTOGRAVURES (NUMBERED 1 – 28) ON LESS HEAVY BUT STILL SUBSTANTIAL STOCK. OVERALL SIZE 12 BY 15 INCHES. AVERAGE IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 8 BY 12 INCHES. * 3RD GROUP: 50 PHOTOGRAVURES (NUMBERED I – L (1 – 50)) ON THE SAME STOCK AS THE SECOND GROUP. OVERALL SIZE 11 BY 14 INCHES. AVERAGE IMAGE SIZE 7 BY 9 INCHES. * * ALSO AN EARLY LARGE FOLDER WITH WRITING IN PENCIL IN GERMAN AND THE DATE 1929. ALL HOUSED IN A LARGE (13 BY 18 INCH) CLOTH PORTFOLIO. * * A curator at a well-known American museum, who had a look at some scans of these, says "The album cover states that he (Lowy) is documenting the sculptural program of the Emperor’s museum and he is the official photographer to him." The curator wasn’t sure which museum this was, i.e., what it's now called, but thought it might have been the Kunsthistorisches. As yet, however, we've been unable to confirm that. * A GREAT PRICE FOR THE RIGHT PERSONAL OR INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTOR! THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ALL OF SCULPTURES OR RELIEFS AND MUCH OF IT IS QUITE STUNNING IN NATURE! ** SEE THIS BOOK: CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL PIC AT LEFT. FURTHER SCANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE FIRST CROSSING OF SPITSBERGEN. Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of Several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage of North-East-Land, the Seven Islands.

      - London: Dent, 1897. Tall and thick 8vo. xii + 371pp. Eight colour lithographic plates (after sketches by H.E. Conway), coated paper, numerous b/w photo plates and illus.; two large colour folding maps. Quarter beige cloth, with light brown moiré cloth over bevelled boards, gilt still bright. Bookplate of the Climber’s Library, Birmingham, Great Britain. Corners of boards slightly bumped. A clean, little used copy. "I was too excited about the next advance to await the process of tent-pitching, but went straight on up the hill on my left, round whose foot the glacier bent at its termination. It would be impossible to exaggerate the dejection of mind which at this time possessed us all. Obviously the glacier was a very large one." Conway and companions spent the summers of 1896 and 1897 exploring, climbing and surveying West Spitsbergen. The party conducted challenging overland expeditions as well as thirteen mountain ascents over areas and up mountains then virtually unknown. They surveyed nearly 600 square miles of central West Spitsbergen, which included nearly circumnavigating the entire main island. [AB 3378]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturalistische Decorationsmalereien. [RARE]

      Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1897 - Portfolio. [2]pp, 32 loose lithographic plates, as issued, numbered 1-40 (24 full-page, 8 double-page). Original 3/4 leather over printed paper covered boards, with red and black lettering and publisher's device on front cover. Portfolio with string and gold lettering on spine. Publisher's device on title-page. 2-page preface (Vorwort) by Ernst Wasmuth (Publisher and editor). Rare and fascinating interior design work by Anton Seder, professor and director of the Kunsthandwerkerschule (School of decorative arts) of Strasburg. 32 exquisite color lithographies (24 full-page, 8 double-page) illustrate the fashionable painting style prevailing in Europe from 1875 until the outbreak of World War I. Naturalism in art refers to the depiction of realistic objects in a natural setting. The Realism movement of the 19th century advocated naturalism in reaction to the stylized and idealized depictions of subjects in Romanticism. The various lithographs presented here depict in vivid colors models of wall and ceiling paintings. The 2-page preface is written by Ernst Wasmuth, editor and publisher of this work. Ernst Wasmuth Verlag was a famous publishing house whose fields of interest ranged from architecture, archeology, to art and design. The first works of Hermann Muthesius or Frank Lloyd Wright were published by Ernst Wasmuth. Some age wear on portfolio with spine chipped and worn (a part is detached but present). Some soiling on covers. Rubbing along edges and corners. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in German. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Sapho. [Subtitle]: Pièce lyrique de M.M. Henri Cain & Bernède d'après le roman de Alphonse Daudet. Musique de J. Massenet. Théâtre de l'Opéra- Comique. Représentations de Melle. Emma Calvé

      F. Hermet [ca 1897], Paris - "In Sapho Massenet made his first attempt at an opera in a modern setting. Dramatically too, with its basis in Daudet’s novel, it recalls La traviata. Massenet handles the vicissitudes of love with enormous skill and imagination, and the solo scene for Fanny in the last act may be compared with Charlotte’s great monologue in Werther. Sapho is certainly one of Massenet’s finest works." Hugh Macdonald et al in Grove onlineThe poster depicts the singer Emma Calvé in the lead role of Fanny Legrand in the premiere of the opera in Paris at the Opéra Comique on November 27, 1897. Reproduced in Schneider: Massenet, p. 209. Not in Broido. Original large lithographic poster in colours by Pal, signed in the stone and with the mark of the Pal studio to lower left. 129 x 98 cms. (51.5" x 39"). Laid down to board; slightly worn at edges. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        A memoir of Robert C. Winthrop, prepared for the Massachusetts Historical Society

      Little, Brown, and Company, Boston 1897 - First edition, 1 volume extended to 2 with approximately 110 extra engraved portraits, views, etc. bound in; 8vo, pp. vi, 198; [2], 199-358, [1]; slightly later full brown morocco by Root & Son, London, with triple gilt rules on covers enclosing a large central panel, floral ornaments in the corners, gilt-decorated spines in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 2, t.e.g., morocco turn-ins decorated in gilt, brown cloth slipcase. Fine throughout.Winthrop (1809-1894, Harvard '28) studied law under Daniel Webster, served in the Massachusetts Legislature, and later was a U.S. Senator and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "A memoir of Robert C. Winthrop, prepared for the Massachusetts Historical Society"

      Boston: "Little, Brown, and Company". 1897. "First edition, 1 volume extended to 2 with approximately 110 extra engraved portraits, views, etc. bound in; 8vo, pp. vi, 198; [2], 199-358, [1]; slightly later full brown morocco by Root & Son, London, with triple gilt rules on covers enclosing a large central panel, floral ornaments in the corners, gilt-decorated spines in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 2, t.e.g., morocco turn-ins decorated in gilt, brown cloth slipcase. Fine throughout.& & Winthrop (1809-1894, Harvard '28) studied law under Daniel Webster, served in the Massachusetts Legislature, and later was a U.S. Senator and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives."

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        Catalogue Général Des Manuscrits Des Bibliothèques Publiques De France. Départements - Tomes XXXII, XXXIII. Besançon. Tome I, II-1ère Partie et Tome II-2ème Partie.

      Librairie Plon, Paris - In 3 vols. Tome I: Manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Besançon, (1897), xxxv + 1015 pp. 1296 nos. Tome II-1ère partie: Manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Besançon, collection Granvelle (pp.1-403, 103 nos) et collection Chiflet (pp.404-711, 208 nos), (1900). Tome II-2nde partie: pp.713-1471, (1904). Manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Besançon, collection Droz (pp.714-743, 74 nos), Fonds de l'académie (pp.744-797, 53 nos), collection Dunand, Baverel, Paris, Duvernoy. Table générale (pp.978-1471).

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        The Happy Hypocrite

      New York: John Lane, 1897. First edition, Bodley Booklets No. 1, printed by Will Bradley at the Wayside Press with colophon date of December 1896. 12mo. . Bound in three different covers, varying in color and design - very probably a dummy assembled by the designer/printer himself, Will Bradley. Outer cover split at front joint

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        Original Art: Veiled King on Throne Surrounded by Nymphs and Soldiers

      1897. Original art. Watercolor. Image matted to approximately 13.25" x 17.5". Framed. Signed lower right: "A.C. 97." Matted in tan suede (preserving the worn, yellow silk matte below). A couple of light scratches on the image, still fine. A wonderful and haunting image of a veiled king on his thrown, surrounded by diaphanously clad (or altogether unclad) serving women. Born and trained in France, Castaigne came to America where he was active in San Francisco until the earthquake, then moved to New York where he was a prolific illustrator for both magazines and books, particularly those published by the Century Company. Perhaps his best known illustrations are the striking two-page illustrations in the American edition of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera. .

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        The Faerie Queene. Illustrated by Walter Crane. 1000 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Folio Society, 2011. 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with very numerous fine full-page and smaller illustrations by Crane in the text; ivory full morocco, sides and backstrips elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt tops, silk markers, a fine set in publisher's wooden slip-case covered in Toile Vendome with sliding tray. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. Magnificent recreation by the Folio Society of the Arts & Crafts classic of 1897. . Catalogs: folio society.

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        Illustrated General Catalogue.

      London: Caledonian Works for Young & Marten, circa 1897. - (TRADE CATALOGUE) Illustrated General Catalogue. 2 volumes. London: Caledonian Works for Young & Marten, circa 1897. Two volumes, illustrated with photographs of interiors and 42 lithographic designs. 4to, [ii ]432pp; xvi [i]414pp; publisher’s gilt-stamped cloth (corners scuffed, minor cover wear, back-hinge of vol.2 cracked, bookplates removed and title-pages marked). First edition, with an outstanding chromolithographed title-page in vol.1, and including an index for both volumes. A detailed catalogue illustrating the firm’s extensive products which included household and commercial fixtures, fittings, elaborate mantels, ceramics, stoves, hand-painted mirrors and beveled glass. Pictures of their showrooms and warehouses, including a graph and a map showing London railroad termini and roads to Stratford, demonstrate the extent of their operations. Young & Marten, was a manufacturing firm of builders and ironmongers founded in 1871 located at Stratford, East London and lasting until the mid 20th century. They supplied their clientele mainly with building, construction, art supplies and decorative materials in high demand during the industrial boom from the late Victorian era into the new century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Prinzessin Und Der Schweinhirt

      Gesellschaft Fur Vervielfaltigende Kunst, Wien (Vienna) 1897 - Folio. Book. Frontispiece in color, title leaf and 12 numbered color plates illustrated by Heinrich Lefler with gilt or silver highlights. In cream cloth portfolio with blind-embossed pictorial cover highlighted in gold with printed pictorial olive green wrappers. Some light soiling, corners and wrappers worn. Overall still very good copy of tour-de-force Jugendstil or Vienna Secessionist (Wiener Werkstatte) book. Probably Lefler's very first book illustrations! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BRITISH DOGS: Describing the History, Characteristics, Breeding, Management, and Exhibition of the Various Breeds of Dogs Established in Great Britain (3 VOL. SET)

      L. Upcott Gill, London 1897 - Second Edition, 3 Volumes. Pages: Vol. I - viii+503+20+adverts; Vol. II - vii+526+12+adverts; Vol. III - ix+554+12+adverts. Bound with brown cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettering on spine and front, gilt, red & black decorations with head studies of 6 dogs on the front & 2 on the spine of each volume. Covers of Vol. I & II have edgewear, light soiling, corners bumped. Vol. III has had more use and is showing more wear, especially scuffing on the spine, bumped corners & some marks on the cover. All have black endpapers. Due to the weight of these books, the endpaper at the inside hinges has split but the binding is holding. The inside hinge of Vol. I has been reinforced with tape. Each volume has a small number printed on the half title page, previous owner's name written at top of half title page of Vol. I. The interior of all volumes is clean except for some occasional pale foxing. Vol. I is illustrated with 7 coloured plates and 21 b/w wood engraving plates, and charts and pedigrees. Its contents include information on the Sight Hounds, Scent Hounds, Pointers, Setters, Spaniels & Retrievers, along with 'Foreign Breeds Occasionally Exhibited'. Vol. II is illustrated with 8 coloured plates and 32 b/w wood engraving plates, text illustrations and charts & pedigrees, including several fold-out extended pedigrees. Its contents include information on the Herding dogs, Working dogs, Terriers, House and Toy dogs and foreign dogs. Vol. III has a tissue protected colour frontispiece of a Rough-Coated Collie and is illustrated with many b/w full page and text illustration as well as fold-out charts and drawings is b/w and colour. Its contents include "Practical Kennel Management, a Complete Treatise on the Proper Management of Dogs for the Show-Bench, the Field, or as Companions, with a Chapter on Diseases - Their Causes and Treatment." Vol. III is edited by W. D. Drury & includes contributions by D. J. Thomson Gray, Mrs. Jagger, Alexander C. Piesse, 'Ardaros' and 'Corydon'. This set contains a wealth of information from the world of dog-lovers in the late 1800's & provides valuable insight into the history of the various breeds and their management. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B A Downie]
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        The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

      London, Methuen & Co.,, 1897. Quarto. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With numerous monochrome illustrations. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Beetle

      Skeffington & Son, London 1897 - 8vo., 128 x 192mm. Red cloth with green border to the front board, gilt blind stamped title and black and green image of a beetle and author's name. The spine has a similar gilt stamped title and author and publisher name in black together with two images of the 'eye of horus'. The rear board is blind stamped with a Skeffington's device in black. Green floral endpapers viii, 351pp with tissue guarded black and white frontispiece. The book is in very good condition with rubbing to the fore edge corners, shoulders and fore edges and chipped creases to spine tips. There is a 5mm split to bottom of the rear shoulder. The spine has been bumped above the title, below the authors name and adjacent to the lower eye. There is also a bump that can be felt rather than seen half way down the fore edge corner. Internally, the book is very good with a small gift inscription dated October 1897 to the front pastedown and a little light toning to the free endpapers. There is also a 5 x 2mm hole and 5mm closed tear along the bottom edge margin of the frontispiece, some spotting to the tissue guard and title page as well as a 6mm spot running from the verso of the f.f.e.p. through to the half title. Otherwise the book is generally very clean. All in all a very nice example of one of the best selling novels of the late Nineteenth Century that out sold even Dracula and influenced may later writers of gothic/supernatural tales. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshelf Online]
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        History of the Horn Book by Andrew W. Tuer - 1897

      - London: :Leadenhal Press, 1897. 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. Cloth. Colored illustration on title page; 300 illustrations;published by two other publishers, one of which was located in New York. The book gives history of the horn-book with accompanying illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
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        THE SECRET ROSE

      Lawrence & Bullen 1897 - First edition, first issue with Lawrence & Bullen at the base of the spine. Original dark blue cloth with elaborate gilt design by Althea Gyles to the upper cover and spine. A very good copy indeed, with light rubbing to the spine ends and neat ownership inscription on the front endpaper. Seven full page plates after pieces by Jack Yeats. One of the author's best known works of prose, drawing upon Celtic mythology. It takes its title from the love poem that Yeats prefaces the book with. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        A TRIP TO VENUS: A NOVEL

      London: Jarrold and Sons,. 1897. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-254 [255-272: ads],. original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel.. Slight spine lean (a fault common to this book), light sunning to. spine panel (less than usual), an attractive, bright copy. A superior. copy of this book. (#67263). First edition, first printing. "An interplanetary in the classic 1890s science fiction vein: a newly discovered force enables a spacecraft to visit an inhabited Venus and then drop in on Mercury." - Locke, Voyages in Space 150. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-791. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1591. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 23. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 163. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 113. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 68. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10531.

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        The Tables of the Law And The Adoration of the Magi

      London: Privately Printed. G : in good condition without dust jacket. External split to spine. Endpapers browned and some off-setting to title page. Scattered light foxing to prelims. 1897. Limited Edition [80/110]. Brown hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Frontis portrait of Yeats. The two stories were originally printed in the November 1896 edition of The Savoy. Allan Wade notes that although described as 'privately printed', copies were advertised in Bullen's catalogue at 5/s each. The two stories were intended to be part of 'The Secret Rose [1897] but were omitted from this volume when the publisher, A H Bullen asked to leave them out. .

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        Näherin., Farbholzschnitt in Beige, Hellbraun und Schwarz.

      1897 - Im Stock u. r. monogrammiert. Auf China. Glöckner 1992, 81. Schütte, Emil Orlik Graphik im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett, Nr. 96. Bl. 31 der Mappe "Kleine Holzschnitte", die um 1900 erscheint, unmittelbar vor Orliks erster Asienreise. Das Motiv entsteht nach dem gleichnamigen Pastell, mit dem Orlik 1892 die Silberne Medaille der Münchener Akademie gewinnt. - Minimal gebräunt, im Rand kleinere Braunfleckchen. Am linken Rand mit schmalen Heftspuren, Montierungsreste am Oberrand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 15,9 x 15,5 cm (Darstellung) 28,4 x 19,8 cm (Blatt).

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        THE AMERICAN WOODS, EXHIBITED BY ACTUAL SPECIMENS AND WITH COPIOUS EXPLANATORY TEXT. PART VII (Pacific Region).

      Published By the Author, Lowville, NY 1897 - Housed in slipcase with clasp, although the slipcase reads "Part III." This volume consists of 60 pages of text plus 23 (of 25) pages of cardboard-mounted wood specimens, three to a page (transverse section, radial section, tangential section). These number 151 to 174 in the series, lacking numbers 167 and 175. The samples are generally very well preserved, with one small hole in one sample and two very minor splits with no loss to two others. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Jim Hodgson Books]
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        Quest of the Holy Grail

      Curtis and Cameron 18971902, Boston - Approximately 10 x 8 inches, image area varies. Illustrated by photo engravings which have been carefully and exqusisitely hand coloured. . The 15 prints, exquisite in colour and detail, are from murals that grace the walls of the Abbey Room of the Boston Public Library. These murals are composed of a series of 15 panels featuring 150 life-sized figures illustrating the Arthurian legend, The Quest for the Holy Grail.American painter and illustrator, active in England. He began his artistic training in 1866, studying drawing with the Philadelphia portrait and landscape painter Isaac L. Williams (1817-95). In 1868 he attended evening classes in drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Christian Schussele (?1824-79). In the same year Abbey began to work as an illustrator for the Philadelphia publishers Van Ingen & Snyder. In 1870 Harper's Weekly published the Puritans' First Thanksgiving, and in 1871 Abbey moved to New York to join the staff of Harper & Brothers, thus inaugurating his most important professional relationship. Throughout the 1870s Abbey's reputation grew, both for his detailed exhibition watercolours and for his elegant line drawings, which, translated to wood-engravings in numerous periodicals, illustrated both factual and fictional events of the past and present. The influences on him were mainly English, in particular the works of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and illustrations in the English press, which he studied avidly. The success of his illustrations to some of Robert Herrick's poems, such as Corinna's Going A-Maying in Harper's New Monthly Magazine (May 1874), prompted Harper & Brothers in 1878 to send Abbey to England to do a complete series of drawings for an illustrated gift-book, Selections from the Poetry of Robert Herrick (New York, 1882). On his arrival in England, Abbey found his spiritual home, and except for a few trips abroad, he never left. Abbey, a small, handsome, athletic man, had a genius for forging long-lasting and often profitable friendships. In 1877 he helped to found the Tile Club, which included among its members the architect Stanford White, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Winslow Homer, whose activities resulted in gift-books and lengthy magazine articles. Abbey's most intense friendship was with the English landscape painter and illustrator Alfred Parsons (1847-1920). The two artists shared studios and gallery exhibitions, travelled together widely and collaborated on several projects, most notably the gift-books Old Songs (New York, 1889) and The Quiet Life (New York, 1890). Abbey derived much of the inspiration for these from his long sojourns in the English countryside, especially, from 1885 to 1889, as one of the central figures in the artists' colony at Broadway (Hereford & Worcestershire), along with Parsons, Frank Millet (1846-1912) and John Singer Sargent. Abbey undertook illustrative commissions throughout his life (his illustrations to Shakespeare's plays being especially noteworthy), but from 1889 on he devoted more time to mural projects and oil paintings. In 1890 he sent his first major oil, May Day Morning (New Haven, CT, Yale U. A.G.), based on one of the Herrick illustrations, to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, where it was favourably received. Until 1910 Abbey exhibited there frequently, and he was elected ARA in 1896 and RA in 1898. His exhibited works were usually based on Shakespearean, troubadour or Renaissance themes. Large and richly coloured, the paintings reflect Abbey's fascination with the stage, particularly in the arrangement of the figures, their poses and sumptuously coloured costumes (Abbey designed the costumes for John Hare's Tosca (1889) and Sir Henry Irving's Richard II (1898), among other productions). Although he received many honours and awards, the signal event of Abbey's career was the commission in 1902 to paint Edward VII's coronation (London, Buckingham Palace). The major projects of Abbey's later life were commissio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Randall House (ABAA)]
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        A Night in Acadie

      Chicago: Way and Williams. 1897. First. First edition. Contemporary and attractive bookplate of Robert Markham on the front pastedown, titles on the spine a bit rubbed, extremities a little rubbed and worn, a nice, very good or a bit better copy. The author's second book, like her first, Bayou Folk, a collection of short stories. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Freilicht. 100 Modellstudien nach künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten in freier Natur aufgenommen.

      - 94 von 100 Tafeln mit Lichtdrucken. Es fehlen die Tafeln 5, 26, 28, 50, 66 und 100. Leipzig, Internationaler Kunstverlag M. Bauer & Co. ohne Jahr (1897). 32,0x24,0 cm Selten! Wenige Tafeln gering knickspurig und mit Randläsuren. Insgesamt jedoch in durchaus gutem Zustand. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Küpper]
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