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        My Fourth Tour in Western Australia

      London: William Heinemann. Very Good/No DJ. 1897. First Edition. Hard Cover. Lge 4to Presentation copy. Half bound blue cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine and upper cover. Personal letter attached to front paste down which suggests an association with the illustrator. Book plate of Herbert Ingram & signature on ffep. Tissue guarded frontis portrait plate of the author. Folding colour map of Western Australia showing "the goldfields," ten plates (some double-page), 400 in-text illustrations after drawings, watercolors and photographs. xxvii, 359 (16 pages catalogue.) Small tear to colour map. Very scarce copy. "In the 1890s Calvert achieved eminence as an authority on Australia, on the basis of his expeditions, and the accounts he wrote of them and of other aspects of Australian life and mores. In April 1890, partly in the company of his grandfather and perhaps his father [both of whom were involved in mining operations], he set out from London under the auspices of the General Exploration Company on his first gold-seeking trip to Australia. It was unsuccessful, and a second expedition, sponsored by the same body, spanned spring 1891 and summer 1892 and encompassed a route of about 500 miles into the north-west of Western Australia. For his third ‘tour’ his destination was again Roebourne, Western Australia. Before undertaking his next expedition Calvert was guest at a farewell dinner given in his honor by the lord mayor of London in October 1895. His ensuing publication, My Fourth Tour in Western Australia, listed the fellowships that he held at that time. The profuse illustrations, comprising photographs and sketches by the artist Walker Hodgson together with a special map of the western region, were a hallmark of his publications. There has been a revival of interest in Calvert’s ‘Australian’ years" (DNB). .

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        Remarkable Unique Archive of 11 documents relating to the reputed killing of Butch Cassidy and ?Wild Bunch? desperado Joe Walker

      "On April 21, 1897, Butch Cassidy, Joe Walker, and Elza Lay robbed the payroll of the Pleasant Valley Coal Company at Castle Gate, Utah, just west of Price, Utah. Hearing that Walker had been seen in the area, on May 8, 1898, a posse consisting of Carbon County, Utah, Sheriff C.W. Allred, Pete Anderson, Jack Gentry, Jim Inglefield, Billy McGuire, J.W. Warf, Jack Watson, J. B. Whitmore, and George Whitmore, was formed. Early on the morning of May 13th, mistakenly thinking they had discovered the camp of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the posse shot and killed two men. They recognized one body as Joe Walker. They thought the other was Butch Cassidy.The headline in the ?Salt Lake Tribune? on May 14, 1898 proclaimed ?Butch is dead.? A coroner?s inquest ruled that Walker and Cassidy were indeed the two bodies. Sheriff John Ward, of Evanston, Wyoming, who once had Cassidy in his jail for three months, was asked to come and confirm the identity of the second outlaw. He arrived a day after the burial; the bodies were exhumed. The May 17th edition of the ?Salt Lake Herald,? headlined ?Butch Cassidy is Still Alive,? reporting that Ward had identified the second body as that of Bob Culp, a notorious cattle thief. Photocopy of the article is present. There are reports that Butch Cassidy, hiding under a haystack in a wagon, watched his own funeral on May 15th.(1) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. ?For Burial Espencies of Joe Walker Butch Cassida (Elias) Roy Parker Tom Gilis. The following Property Sold on the 24th May 1898 at Price Utah.? Over 20 items, with price and name of buyer, including pistols, a gun, boots, blankets, seven horses, saddle, spurs.(2) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Continuation of previous page. Headed ?Brought over.? Lists ?1 Black horse sold,? also ?1 Bay? horse and ?1 Yellow horse sold...? Drawings of brands on horses. Purchasers? names and prices are listed.(3) Seventh Judicial District Court, Carbon County, Price, Utah, letterhead, 1.5 pages, 8? x 10.75?, front & verso. ?Burrial Exspences of Joe Walker and Butch Cassiday Elias Parker Tom Gilis. May 14 & 15 1898.? List of expenses, with cost and name of person paid. Including coffins, washing bodies, digging graves, hawling bodies and boxes, hay to feed horses, shaving bodies, sheriff expenses.(4) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. ?Burrial Exspences of Joe Walker and Butch Cassidy.? Price, Utah, May 14 & 15, 1898. Clear listing of the information on the preceding page, including cost of items purchased (?2 Coffins & Boxes?) and from whom and names of those paid for ?washing 2 bodies ... Diging graves ... 2 suits under wear ... Two Shrouds ... halling Coffins ... halling Bodies to place of Burial ... Diging up Body for identification ... Shaving 1 Body...? After it was exhumed, Sheriff Ward identified the body thought to be Butch Cassidy as cattle thief Bob Culp.(5) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Price, Utah, 1898. In pencil. Headed ?Expences.? Five names listed, 2 or 3 days each, at $3 per day. Cost of hiring and feeding horses. Noted on verso ?Exspences of Sail.?(6) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Price, Utah, 1898. Headed ?Continued.? In ink, includes information on previous page and other expenses including ?Sheriff for Bringing Bodies C.W. Allred.? Noted on verso: ?I hereby certify that the within Bills have been Paid. P.J. Olsen Justice of the Peace.?(7) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Price, Utah, 1898. In pencil. ?We the undersigned certify we have received the ammounts set opisite the names in the Burial expences and delivering Property of Joe Walker and Butch Cassidy.? Twelve signatures, including some who were members of Sheriff Allred?s posse.(8) County of Carbon letterhead, 8.25? x 11?. Price, Utah, May 28, 1898. Tear at lower left blank edge. Headed ?Notice? announcing the sale by P.J. Olsen, Justice of the Peace, Price Precinct, and Albert Bryner, Treasurer Carbon County, at public auction ?One Yellow horse? and ?One bay horse,? each described with markings and brand. ?The above described property beeing part of that found in the possesion of Joe Walker and Butch Cassida.?(9) Typed Document Signed ?P.J. Olsen? as Coroner, 8? x 9.5?. Lightweight carbon signed in ink. Sale of two branded horses for $19.50. Brands drawn in ink.(10) Seventh Judicial District Court, Carbon County, Price, Utah, letterhead, 8? x 11?. In pencil. ?Inquest held on Dead Robbers.? Four named men ?Sworn and testified ... All Testified on information and belief that one was the body of the man that held up Paymaster Carpenter ... John Bryner was sworn and testified that one was the body of Joe Walker and the other was one of the men that committed the Castle Gate Robbery. Sheriff Allred sworn and testified.?(11) Seventh Judicial District Court, Carbon County, Price, Utah, letterhead, 8? x 11?. In pencil. Four additional names ?sworn and testified.?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Following the Equator, and The Innocents Abroad

      American Publishing Company, Connecticutt, 1897, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near FineFour volumes, two for each book, uniformly bound in three quarter dark maroon/brown morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt titles on spine. Each volume very good or better, contents very fresh and clean with slightly toned pages. Boards with some rubbing to extremities, one volume with a small chip at the top of the spine.The "Equator" volumes are about a quarter of an inch taller than "Innocents", Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        HOME SEEKERS' GUIDE TO THE LANDS OF THE MOBILE AND OHIO R.R. IN ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI

      F.C. Nunemacher Press, 1897., 1897. 8.25 X 4" printed wrappers. 44 pages including wrappers. Illustrations, index. 450,000 acres available in tracts. Discusses the advantages of living in the south to include growth of manufacturers, agricultural progress and prosperity, the topography, climate, water, and rainfall. Capability of growing fruits that are superior to those grown in California, discussing Japanese plums, berries, grapes, etc. Lands of the Pine Belt or Gulf coast country are perfect for growing all types of vegetables, with the largest return per acre being cabbage. Farm, staple and field crops successful, including sugar cane, various root crops, chufas, Jerusalem artichokes, etc. Entire territory adapted to stock raising. Tax rates for Alabama and Mississippi discussed along with hunting, fishing, valuable woods, important cities and towns to include Mobile, Citronelle, Deer Park, Fruitdale, Neridian, Stonewall, etc. Price list of labor, materials and fertilizers. Bricklayers paid 40 cents/hour, plumbers paid $2 - $3 per day, fencing is $5 - $6 per meter, sugar cost 5 cents/pound, bacon is 7 cents/pound, etc. Worn and with soiling to wrappers and a bit of edge wear, else a good copy of and informative brochure.

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        How To Tell A Story And Other Essays - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Fine. 1897. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright First Edition/First Printing copy in Fine condition in the original red cloth with limited rubbing along cover and spine, uncut pages, top edges gilt, error "ciper" for "cipher" on p. 187, line 16, 2 pages of advertisement in back [BAL 3449]. Scarce in this condition; Mark Twain's series of essays describing his own writing style, attacking the idiocy of a fellow author, defending the virtue of a dead woman, and trying to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors .

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        [Photograph Album, cover title]: Class of '97 (Union College)

      (Schenectady, New York: Union College). 1897. Quarto. Mounted photographs inserted so that the spine becomes the top when opened. String-tied (with later string) thick cloth boards with beveled edges. An album with 64 mounted gelatin-silver photographs, almost all the images approximately 4" x 5.5". Binding has some modest wear and is very good, mounts with some soiling, the photographs are mostly about fine. The breakdown of photographs as follows: 1 photo of the campus; 16 photos of administrators, all but one Signed by the subject; 47 photos of students, all but two Signed by the subjects (two Signed on affixed slips of paper). The faculty represented includes both the college president, Harrison Edwin Webster (1888--1894) and his successor, Andrew Van Vranken Raymond (1894--1907). Among the other notables are language professor William Wells (a world traveler and self-taught multi-linguist who was the first full time foreign correspondent for any American newspaper, for The New York Herald in 1852), chemistry professor Maurice Perkins (whose daughter married another longtime Union College professor, Edward Everett Hale, Jr., son of the author of The Man Without a Country), and Greek language professor Henry Whitehorne (born in Jamaica, he was teaching at the University of Mississippi at the outbreak of the Civil War but left hastily because of his Union sympathies; he was a Civil War correspondent before joining the Union College faculty, where he became a legendary fixture and interim president on several occasions). .

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 19. I. 1897.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den Philologen und Religionshistoriker Otto Kern (1863-1942) in Rostock: "Mit Vergnügen werde ich Ihren Vortrag entgegennehmen. Wollen Sie das Manuskript direkt an mich schicken [...]". - Kern habilitierte sich 1894 für klassische Philologie in Berlin und ging 1897 als a.o.Prof. nach Rostock, wo er seit 1900 als Ordinarius lehrte. Von 1907 bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1931 wirkte er in Halle/Saale. Neben Arbeiten zur Epigraphik arbeitete er vor allem über die Orphik und verfaßte biographische Skizzen zur Altertumswissenschaft. - Darunter von fremder Hand in Rotstift notiert: "Mittwoch Manuscript Donnerstag Wisson [?]". - Auf dem leeren Bl. 1 der gedr. Bestimmungen zur Publikation von Beiträgen in der von Virchow und Holtzendorff herausgegebenen "Sammlung gemeinverständlicher wissenschaftlicher Vorträge".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Colonel Bogey’s Sketch Book; an eccentric collection of scribbles and scratches found in disused lockers and swept up in the pavilion

      Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897 - Frontispiece, illustrations by throughout by André Oblong 4to Binding with some rubbing and soiling, a few pages with scribbles and light spotting throughout, rear end-papers with light stain, but a very good copy Scarce. Better known for his illustrations for childrens’ books, André was a keen golfer and this is a very affectionate and entertaining spoof history of the game. Original quarter cloth, pictorial boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Empire Makers and Breakers: A Scene at the South Africa Committee

      1897. Stuff (Assumed to be Pseudonym of Henry Charles Seppings-Wright [1850-1937]). Empire Makers and Breakers: A Scene at the South Africa Committee, 1897. Supplement to Vanity Fair, November 25, 1897. 13-1/2" x 19-1/2" Color lithograph, attractively matted and glazed in recent wood frame with gilt inside border and black outside edge. Photocopy of accompanying Vanity Fair essay and Certificate of Authenticity affixed to rear. Image vivid, clean and free of creases and tears. A well-preserved copy of a scarce item in a handsome frame. * A superb portrayal of British pride when the Empire was at its zenith, this image relates to the deliberations of the South African Committee at the close of the Second Matabele War, 1896-1897, which consolidated British control of Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe). The most notable figure in this image is Cecil Rhodes, the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony and an ardent imperialist, who stands in the center of the image with a glass. As the map in the background indicates, the committee is discussing its plan to push into the Boer states, most notably Transvaal and Orange. This action triggered the Second Boer War, 1899-1902, which introduced the concentration camp and scorched-earth tactics and ended with British domination of South Africa. Vanity Fair was published weekly from 1869 to 1914. It is best-known today for its caricatures of notable people and satirical depictions of current events. With few exceptions these were produced by a series of artists under pseudonyms, most notably "Spy" and "Ape." Approximately 2,400 caricatures were published in all, mostly as single pages. Vanity Fair also published 21 special numbers with double-page prints. "Empire Makers and Breakers" was originally issued in one of these. The prints were also issued individually. The absence of a central vertical crease indicates that our copy is one of these. The identity of "Stuff" has never been determined, but he is generally believed to be Henry Charles Seppings-Wright.

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        British Deer and Their Horns. Signed limited edition

      London Henry Sotheran and Co 1897. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Light soiling and rubbing to cover and spine. Some scattered foxing. Illustrations bright. Contents firm Special edition. 48/100 Half leather brown cloth cover 400mm x 310mm (16" x 12"). xviii, 224pp. 185 text and full page illustrations including 3 colour plates. Signed by author on limitation page and dated June 30th. 1897.

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        L`Uomo delinquente

      Fratelli Bocca editori - Torino 1897 - In rapporto all' antropologia, alla giurisprudenza ed alla psichiatria. Atlante. 25x16.5 cm. Originale tessuto marrone vincolanti Editor [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lo-To-Kah

      New York, NY: Continental Publishing, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Dixon, Maynard; Craig, Charles. Wealthy Colorado mining entrepreneur Verner Z. Reed wrote several books as well as many shorter pieces for periodicals. Lo-To-Kah is the account of a fictional Ute medicine man who figures in six interconnected stories. It is most well-known as the first book illustrated by Maynard Dixon. This copy is inscribed by Maynard Dixon to his uncle Robert P. Maynard, "To Uncle Rob with best wishes, from Maynard, March 7, 1897." Also illustrated by Charles Craig. Textured brown cloth boards are somewhat soiled, edges rubbed. Binding tight. Interior is clean, save for some penciling on front endpapers, pasted-in biography of Dixon on half-title page. In custom slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        ARCHIV für Katholisches Kirchenrecht mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Deutschland, Oesterreich-Ungarn und die Schweiz

      - Begründet von Ernst Freiherr von Moy de Sons; Bd.77-122 (ohne Bd.118,121) und Bde. XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII Bibliographie, Innsbr./Mainz 1897-1943. schönes einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar in Hlwbden mit braunem und roten Rücken mit Goldrückentitel.Mit Register zu Bd.1-66 und Autorenregister zu Bd.1-105 mit Goldtückenschild. Bibliothekenstempel

      [Bookseller: Buchhandel Bernhard Kastenholz]
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        As Nature shows them. Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains. With over 400 photographic illustrations in the text and many transfers of species from life.

      Boston, Bradlee Whidden, (1897-) 1900. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (245 x 170mm). pp. xiv, (6), 1-161; pp. xiv, (3), 164-361, with 56 transfers of species from life and over 400 photographic illustrations. Contemporary red half morocco, spines in 5 compartments with gilt butterfly ornaments and gilt lettering (skilful repair to joints). Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies only; the present copy is number 151. "The colored plates, or Nature Prints, used in this work, are direct transfers from the insects themselves; that is to say, the scales of the wings of the insects are transferred to the paper while the bodies are printed from engravings and afterwards colored by hand. The making of such transfers is not original to me, but it took a good deal of experimenting to so perfect the process ... and what magnificent illustrations they are embodying all the beauty and perfections of the specimens themselves!" (From the preface). "Thousands of Lepidoptera were killed in the process of producing 500 copies of S.F. Denton's work.... Conservation was not uppermost in people's minds at this time" (Gilbert p. 126).//Nissen ZBI, 1079.

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        Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und dessen Neben- und Schutzländern. jezo mit den südlichen Kurilen, Sachalin, Korea und den Liukiu-Inseln.

      Würzburg und Leipzig. Verlag d. K.u.K.Hofbuchhandlung von Leo Woerl, 1897. - 2.Auflage, 2 in 1, Frontispiz und mit ca. 100 Abbildungen, 4°. 27,4 x 19,0 cm. 421/342 Seiten, Herausgegeben von seinen Söhnen. Erster und Zweiter Band, Vorwort von dem Autor, In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben, insbesondere der Rücken und die Lederecken, vorderer Vorsatz etwas fingerfleckig, Bd.2: S.337-342 lose, Papier mit leichter Randbräune. Lederecken, Hardcover in Halbleder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
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        Shafra ve-Hadra ve-Sidra de-Agadita de-Paksha: al pi nusakh Hakadmonim alehem hashalom asher nimtza bekitvey yad yeshanim noshanim mikama meot shanim [etc.] Sa'adya Ga'on ve-Moshe ben Maimon. Ve-nilva elav perush ¿Ets hayim asher tipkha [etc.] Yahya ben Yosef Tsalih [etc.]

      Shmuel Halevy Zuckerman and Partner, Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire 1897 - 25 leaves. Yudlov 2037. Yaari 1530. Offprint, with its own special title page, from the Takhlal Siddur {prayerbook] printed in Jerusalem in 1894. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3. Early 20th century purple ink rubber stamp impression on title with the inscription in Hebrew whose translation is: Dedicated to the Issacharov- Babayoff Synagogue in the holy city of Jerusalem, may it be rebuilt in our days, amen." This synagogue was founded in the 1890s, so both the book and the synagogue came into being at roughly the same time and in the same city. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        4 Autograph Letters, signed, to Grant Allen

      n.p., 1890-1897 - A fascinating group of letters whose scope ranges from animism and tree worship to private topics. In one letter, Frazer thanks Allen "for the kind present of 'The Attis'" (Allen's translation of The Attis of Caius Valerius Catullus - with dissertations on the myth of Attis, on the origin of tree-worship -, 1892). Frazer later devoted a section to this subject in Adonis, Attis, Osiris. Studies in the History of Oriental Religion (1906). Elsewhere, Frazer observes, "I should be pleased and proud to make your acquaintance - Whether the profit would be mutual, is, I fear, much more than doubtful. I am no talker and I am afraid you would find me an exceedingly dull fellow. The few ideas I have occur at long intervals, and though, by being stored up and set out together in a book, they make a little show, yet the intervals (which form much the greater part of my life) are times of 'long barren silence' and intellectual vacuity. Not that I am idle at such times, I am reading and studying. But the process of absorbing ideas, however pleasurable to the absorber, is hardly interesting to the bystander. Forgive me for saying so much about myself - It must be very disappointing, after reading a book with interest or even admiration, to find that the writer is a very dull person." The recipient is Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (1848-1899), a prolific Canadian-born writer, reviled in the mid 1890s as "the prophet of the new hedonism." As Vickery notes, discussing The Attis, "the first to make extensive use of Frazer's ideas was Grant Allen - he drew heavily on The Golden Bough, which he calls 'a profound and epoch-making work' - Allen's ideas are of less importance than is the swiftness with which he absorbed and applied the perspectives afforded classical literature by The Golden Bough." Frazer autograph material is quite uncommon, especially with such good content 4 vols., 12mo. 1-1/2 to 4 pp. . Vickery, The Literary Impact of The Golden Bough, pp. 88-89

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        Einige Skizzen, Projecte und ausgeführte Bauwerke. Band 2 (von 4).

      Wien, Anton Schroll 1897.. 2° (39 x 30 cm). [3] Bll. (Titel, Vorwort, Inhalt). 34 Bll. Heliogravuren, braune OHLn.-Flügelmappe mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel, Mappe mit Kratzspuren, Titelbl. Mit kleinem Eckabriss.. Czeike 5,568 f.; Thieme/B. XXXV,47. Der 2. Band der in 4 Teilen zwischen 1890 und 1922 erschienenenb Dokumentation der ausgeführte Bauten und Projekte. Otto Wagner (1841-1918) erwarb sich unvergängliche Verdienste um die moderne Architektur, als deren wichtigster österreichischer Eponent er - zusammen mit Adolf Loos - im 20. Jahrhundert gilt. Die prächtigen Heliogravuren wurden im k.k. miltärgeographischen Institut hergestellt. Sie zeigen zumeist öffentliche Bauten (Stadtbahn-Stationen und Viadukte) in Wien.

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        Harper's 1897. [Promotional poster for the January Number]

      Harper's, [New York 1897 - Signed in the image by Edward Penfield, upper right, with his monogram. Approx. 18 x 13-1/2 inches. Pinholes at corners; a few tiny spots; light horizontal crease. Advertising White Man's Africa by Poultney Bigelow, The Martian by Du Maurier, Farce by W. D. Howells, and others. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        An Unknown People

      London: [Privately published]. 1897. First. First edition. Small octavo. 31pp. Flexible red-brown cloth titled in gilt. Faint spot at the top corner of the front board, else very near fine. The first separate publication, re-printing an article from the July, 1897 issue of The Reformer. One of the first serious essays attempting to solicit sympathy, understanding, and tolerance of homosexuals, predating the term with the word "homogenic." An Unknown People focuses more on understanding the sensibilities of gays, rather than on their actual sexual activities. The essay later became Chapter Two of Carpenter's book The Intermediate Sex (1908). An extremely uncommon edition of a key text in the history of human sexuality, written by Britain's first gay rights activist. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Forecasts of the Coming Century

      The Labour Press Limited, Manchester 1897 - First edition. Hardcover. An anthology that included: Tom Mann, William Morris, Enid Stacy, Grant Allen, Bernard Shaw and several others. An about near fine copy in decorated cloth binding with some bumping to the top corners and a little fraying to the spine crown but internally a clean copy. A very nice copy of this important and uncommon collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        How To Tell A Story And Other Essays - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Fine. 1897. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright First Edition/First Printing copy in Fine condition in the original red cloth with limited rubbing along cover and spine, uncut pages, top edges gilt, error "ciper" for "cipher" on p. 187, line 16, 2 pages of advertisement in back [BAL 3449]. Scarce in this condition; Mark Twain's series of essays describing his own writing style, attacking the idiocy of a fellow author, defending the virtue of a dead woman, and trying to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors .

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        REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS IN HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S COURT FOR JAPAN RELATING TO THE DEATH OF WALTER RAYMOND HALLOWELL CAREW

      Japan Gazette 1897 - Hardback. Reprinted from the Japan Gazette. Walter and Edith Carew lived in a small enclave of expatriates in Yokohama, Japan where Carew had business interests. In the autumn of 1896 Walter Carew was suddenly taken ill. Biliousness was diagnosed, but after a brief improvement he relapsed. The doctor's puzzlement was relieved by a diagnosis for his patient's illness provided in a letter sent to him. It read, 'Three bottles of arsenic in one week. Maruya.' But it was too late to save Carew, who died of arsenical poisoning. At the inquest a Japanese chemist, Maruya, sender of the letter, stated that he had supplied several bottles of arsenic in solution, complying with Mrs Carew's written instructions. Mrs Carew claimed that her husband suffered from a mysterious illness, unbeknown to his doctor, for which he found relief by taking doses of arsenic. Mrs Carew was arrested, and charged with murdering her husband. Her trial, under the judicial authority of the British Consul in Yokohama, began in January 1897. Mrs Carew concocted a story about a fictitious woman who she said had been intimate with her husband. Letters purporting to have been written by this woman to Walter Carew were denounced in court as forgeries made by Mrs Carew. Edith Carew was found guilty, sentence of death being commuted to penal servitude for life. Contents include : Inquest; Preliminary Examination of Edith May Hallowell Carew; Trial of Edith May Hallowell Carew; Appendix; (342pp.) Preliminary Examination of Mary Esther Jacob (23pp.). From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Rebound, browned edges, tiny embossed stamp on tp. A Vg+ copy of an extremely rare title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Loretta Lay Books]
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        BIBLIOGRAPHICA. Papers on books, their history and art.

      London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co., 1895-1897. - A complete set ( 12 quarterly parts ) of one of the most important periodicals devoted to books. Printed on handmade paper and profusely illustrated with some in chromolithography. The periodical ceased with part 12, published in 1897. Early volumes have printed ads, some volumes have publisher's inserts not always found in the bound sets. Small folio in original printed wrappers. A near fine set with the usual defects of chipping of the wrappers on the yapp edges. Rare in original wrappers. This set belonged to Cleveland, Ohio based educator and book collector: Otto Frederick Ege (1888-1951). Postage extra on this heavy set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Sonnets of William Skakespeare

      Boston: University Press,, 1897. Octavo (193 × 148 mm). Contemporary binding by G. P. Putnam's Sons in scarlet morocco, spine lettered in gilt with raised gilt bands, ornate gilt borders to spine, boards and turn-ins, red silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Rubricated motto to title page and initial of each sonnet. Joints skilfully repaired, spine slightly darkened, light stain to front board, reside of bookplate to verso of front flyleaf. Internally fine; an excellent copy. A beautiful copy of Shakespeare's sonnets, in a very attractive binding.

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        Baugeschichte des Palais-Neubaus Ihrer Hochfürstlichen Durchlaucht Hermine, Fürstin Mutter zu Schaumburg-Lippe, Prinzessin zu Waldeck und Pyrmont in Bückeburg.

      Ohne Ort und Verlag 1897 - Mit einem faksimilierten Brief des Hofmarschalls (von Alten (?)), handschriftlich ergänzt um den Namen des Buchempfängers. Dieser ist Herr Gustav Schrader, Schlossermeister, der in der "Übersicht über die Bauleitung, die Handwerker und Lieferanten" als Beteiligter am Bau des Schlosses Bückeburg, dessen Entstehung und Ausstattung hier beschrieben wird, aufgeführt wird. Der Ledereinband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, innen sauber und frisch. Die Klammern nur leicht rostig. Mit Gesamtfarbschnitt. Siehe Foto. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. 14 Blatt, nicht pag. Goldgeprägter OriginalGanzLeder.

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
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        British Golf Links

      London, J. S. Virtue and Co., Ltd.,, 1897. A short account of the leading golf courses in the United Kingdom. Large quarto. Original japon wrappers, titles to upper wrapper gilt, all edges untrimmed. With the defective original transit box. Illustrated throughout. Some minor insect abrasion to the front free endpaper, but an exemplary copy in original condition. First Edition, First Impression, Large Paper Issue. One of 250 numbered copies printed on the larger paper and published in wrappers in the expectation that purchasers would bind to their own tastes. As a result copies in the original state are very uncommon. A superb example of the best issue of one of the key books in its field.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British Golf Links: A Short Account Of The Leading Golf Links Of The United Kingdom

      J.S. Virtue 1897 - A superbly illustrated book that reveals the glory of Britains's finest links courses accompanied by Hutchinson's elegant text. A Large Paper edition, limited to 250 copies, also exists. First trade edition. Folio. viii + 331pp + 5pp of advertisememts. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and portraits. Original green pictorial cloth boards, sl rubbed. Contents bright, sl shaken, top section of front gutter exposed, closed 2" tear to fep. A good copy.  [D&M, 3950]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Ulais.

      Berlin, Verlag der Blätter für die Kunst, 1897.. Ca. 20 x 17 cm. 78 (2) Seiten. Illustrierter Original-Umschlag.. Erste Ausgabe der Erstveröffentlichung des Dichters. Landmann 82. Eins von 200 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 207). Umschlaggestaltung von Melchior Lechter. Titelblatt in Rot und Schwarz. Buchhändlermarke von Breslauer & Meyer, Berlin auf Innenseite des Umschlages. 2 Blätter etwas faltig. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        Materialien der Literatur- und Kunstgesellschaft "PAN". Aus dem Nachlass von Hugo und Rudolf Greinz.

      -,, Linz - Innsbruck, 1897 - Linz - Innsbruck, -, 1897 - 1900. Bei den Materialien handelt es sich offensichtlich um Papiere aus der Gründerzeit der Literatur- und Kunstgesellschaft "PAN" in Linz und in Innsbruck. Die Gründung wurde circa 1897 anvisiert, sodann 1898 realisiert. In diesem Konvulut, aufbewahrt in einer Kladde, überschrieben mit PAN, enthält neben 13 Berichten über die Gründung des Vereins in damaligen Tageszeitungen (z. Teil sehr ausführlich) auch die handschriftlichen Notizen (zum Teil in Stenographie) über die zukünftigen Mitglieder, weiters die gedruckten Statuten von Innsbruck und Linz, daneben Einladungen zu Festivitäten und die Kassagebarung, dann Grußbotschaften, Kartengrüße, Briefe und erste Rezensionen (Seebach). Der handschriftliche Teil besteht aus circa 46 Blatt und bezieht sich nur auf den Verein "PAN". Diese Materialien sind unerschlossen und stellen ein wichtiges Bindeglied der literarischen Vernetzung in Österreich dar, deren Bedeutung sich rund um die Zeitschrift "Der Brenner" und "Föhn" spiegelte. Die Namen lesen sich wie ein "who is who" des literarischen und künstlerischen "Jung-Tirol". - Unikat! Deutsch

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        Empire Makers and Breakers: A Scene at the South Africa Committee.

      1897 - Stuff (Assumed to be Pseudonym of Henry Charles Seppings-Wright [1850-1937]). Empire Makers and Breakers: A Scene at the South Africa Committee, 1897. Supplement to Vanity Fair, November 25, 1897. 13-1/2" x 19-1/2" Color lithograph, attractively matted and glazed in recent wood frame with gilt inside border and black outside edge. Photocopy of accompanying Vanity Fair essay and Certificate of Authenticity affixed to rear. Image vivid, clean and free of creases and tears. A well-preserved copy of a scarce item in a handsome frame. * A superb portrayal of British pride when the Empire was at its zenith, this image relates to the deliberations of the South African Committee at the close of the Second Matabele War, 1896-1897, which consolidated British control of Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe). The most notable figure in this image is Cecil Rhodes, the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony and an ardent imperialist, who stands in the center of the image with a glass. As the map in the background indicates, the committee is discussing its plan to push into the Boer states, most notably Transvaal and Orange. This action triggered the Second Boer War, 1899-1902, which introduced the concentration camp and scorched-earth tactics and ended with British domination of South Africa. Vanity Fair was published weekly from 1869 to 1914. It is best-known today for its caricatures of notable people and satirical depictions of current events. With few exceptions these were produced by a series of artists under pseudonyms, most notably "Spy" and "Ape." Approximately 2,400 caricatures were published in all, mostly as single pages. Vanity Fair also published 21 special numbers with double-page prints. "Empire Makers and Breakers" was originally issued in one of these. The prints were also issued individually. The absence of a central vertical crease indicates that our copy is one of these. The identity of "Stuff" has never been determined, but he is generally believed to be Henry Charles Seppings-Wright. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Das moderne Plakat.

      Dresden, Verlag von Gerhard Kühtmann 1897.. Folio. (22,5 x 30,5 cm). VIII, 316 S. Mit 52 (recte 53) farbigen Steindrucktafeln und 266 Textabbildungen. Privater Leinenband der Zeit mit Kopfgoldschnitt, die Originalbroschurumschläge mit eingebunden.. Originalausgabe. - Die erste umfangreiche Plakatpublikation in Deutschland. Mit lithographierten Tafeln nach Jules Cheret (2), Henri Guerard, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (2), Caran d'Ache, Steinlen (3), Lucien Metivet, Eugene Grasset (2), Maurice Realier-Dumas, Victor Mucha, Adlphe Crespin, Theo van Rysselberghe, Henri Meunier (2), Gisbert Combaz, Emile Berchmans (2,) Armand Rassenfosse, Dudley Hardy, Maurice Greiffenhagen, D. Withelaw, Leonard Raven-Hill, Brothers Beggarstaff, Arthur A.Orr, Herbert Mc.Nairl & Frank MacDonald, Louis J. Rehead (3), Will H. Bradley (2), Edward Penfield, Will L. Carqueville, Joseph Leyendecker, Lincoln, Charles H.Woodbury, Arthur W. Dow, M.Laueger, Franz Stuck, Otto Fischer (2), Georg Müller-Breslau, Hans Unger, Hermann Behrens, Holten Skonsgaard, Mataloni. Am Ende des Textes eine zusätzlich eingebundene Chromolithographie. - Mit einem Exlibris "Stern" auf dem Innendeckel und dem kleinen gedruckten Besitzvermerk von Jan Tschichold. - Sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Lectures on angina pectoris and allied states.

      . New York, Appelton, 1897, Gr.8°, VI, 160 pp., orig. grüner Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel; Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Prof. Ernst von Leyden mit seinem ExLibris und Besitzstempel.. First Book Edition of Sir William Osler (1849-1919) "classic on angina pectoris", from the library of Prof. Ernst von Leyden with his stamp and his ExLibris - These - Lectures on angina pectoris and allied states: I. Introduction; II. Angina pectoris vera-atiology-general description; III. Angina pectoris vera-phenomena of the attack; IV/1. Syncope anginosa; 2. The Adams-Stoke syndrome; 3. Angina sine dolore; 4. Cardic asthma. - The appendix contains: Note A - Rougnon's claim; Note B - The case of Mr. Matthew Arnold - were originally given at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and published in the 'New York Medical Journal', 1896 (Vol. 56) and were republished with additions and corrections. - . - Bedford No. 627; Osler 3567; Abbott, p. 67. Bloog, p. 47; Golden & roland, Sir William Osler: an annotated bibliography .. No. 669

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        The Woodland Life

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. 1897. First. First edition. Slight foxing in the text, and a little soiling and rubbing to the boards, a near fine, mainly uncut copy of the author's first book. One of three binding variants, this is the variant in blue-green buckram. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE PINK FAIRY BOOK

      1897. With Numerous Illustrations by H.J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. Original pink cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of the fifth of the twelve "Fairy Books" edited by Andrew Lang, each one bound in the appropriate color cloth. This one follows BLUE (1889), RED, GREEN and YELLOW, and would in turn be followed by GREY, VIOLET, CRIMSON, BROWN, ORANGE, OLIVE and LILAC (1910). This volume contains about forty fairy tales, including "The Cat's Elopement," "The Snow-queen," "The Cunning Shoemaker," "The Wounded Lion," "The Troll's Daughter" and "The Merry Wives."~This copy is in near-fine condition -- with the almost-unavoidable problem with this particular color, which is that the pink spine is faded (though the gilt there remains rather bright); this copy does not have a tissue between frontispiece and title page, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, since such tissues typically turn up heavily foxed. NCBEL 1108.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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