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        Sabre And Bayonet : Stories of Heroism and Military Adventure : Collected and Edited

      Dillingham, New York 1897 - Very Good+ in the publisher's full burgundy cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt (still brilliant). Octavo. 361pps., with numerous black-and-white illustrations -- 20 of them full-page. There is mild bumping to the tips and light touches of soiling to the cloth. Also, the page-edges are slightly browned. Modest reading wear, including the (very) sporadic smudge, fox-mark, or creased page-corner. This item has been recently restored: it has new inner hinges (the endpapers are original), a tightened spine, and new endcaps (where there had previously been a bit of fraying to the cloth. It is overall, then, quite clean and the binding tight with all pages intact. This is an association copy, inscribed in a fine, calligraphic hand to 'Dr. Cyrus Townsend Brady with compliments of T. F. Rodenbough, New York, April 6/'03.' It is also inscribed in an only slightly less stylish hand 'with the compliments of the old sergeant, Jno. H. Cook.' Brady would, of course, go on to become a successful and highly-published author of historical and biographical titles (his career barely begun at the time of this signing); his works included 'Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West,' 'Commodore Paul Jones,' 'In the Wasp's Nest,' 'Sir Henry Morgan, Bucaneer,' 'Arizona,' and 'Indian Fights and Fighters.' He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1883 and had spent several years in the West, seeking adventure, and working for the Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific railroads. He later became an ordained deacon in the Episcopal church before resigning to engage in his literary pursuits. The two signers of the book, the author, Rodenbough, and Cook, were both recipients of the Medal of Honor for feats of heroism during the Civil War. Rodenbough, a horseman, served with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and the 3rd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry; he received his citation for actions at Trevilian Station, Virginia. Cook -- on whom a chapter (including a couple of sketches) is devoted in this book -- was a member of Company A, 119th Illinois Infantry; he received his Medal 'for conspicuous bravery at the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 9th, 1864.' A very nice copy of an elusive book -- a collection of true stories concerning the Civil War and the Wild West -- rendered one-of-a-kind with the inscriptions. Rodenbough published a number of Civil War titles and is, perhaps, best known among collectors for his 'From Everglade To Canon With the Second Dragoons' (1875), a classic piece of nineteenth century American military history. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos, comprehensive, can be emailed upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nooks Of Books (IOBA, Betr. Bus. Bureau)]
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        PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS, NOW ENTITLUED [sic] THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay Upon the History of The Nights [with] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS. With Notes Anthropological and Explanatory

      London H.S. Nichols, Ltd. 1897 - 12 volumes. Rare and Most Probably a Unique Presentation of the Illustrated Library Edition. 142 original illustrations, including a portrait of Burton, reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford with one set of the original 71 illustrations presented as included by the publisher and another set individually hand-coloured. 8vo, splendid, handsome and very finely executed three-quarter gilt-bordered dark red morocco over vellum covered boards, the spine in compartments separated by wide gilt decorated raised bands, the compartments of the spine elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt with beautiful arabesque designs, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. A very handsome and unusually appealing set. This is a beautifully preserved set with little evidence of age or use. The bindings are very stately and attractive and the colouring of the illustrations beautifully accomplished. We know of no other handcoloured copy being offered in recent memory. A VERY RARE AND PROBABLY UNIQUE SET OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT EDITION, THE FIRST TO BE ILLUSTRATED, AND THIS COPY WITH AN ADDED SET OF THE ORIGINAL PLATES SINGULARLY HANDCOLOURED. Nichols’ printing is a scarce and handsome edition, the first to include the illustrations by Letchford. In 1896, two years after their first edition of ARABIAN NIGHTS, the Nichols-Smithers duo commissioned Sir Richard Burton's close friend, Albert Letchford, to paint 65 illustrations for another edition as well as a portrait of Burton, and soon after commissioned for 5 more. Burton and Letchford had met several years before when Letchford was 18 when he was in Florence beginning his art education and had discussed the possibility of illustrating "Nights." "Burton's suggestion of illustrating the "Nights" had appealed greatly to Letchford on account of the unlimited scope such a subject would give to an artist who loved the East and had a boundless imagination." Letchford commenced study of Eastern images for his paintings, though only one of the illustrations was painted in Burton's lifetime. Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. ‘The Thousand Nights and a Night’ is probably the most famous of all his many works. This translation reflected his encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life: "it reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom," [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details. In contrast to Victorian mores, Burton was driven to explore what would now be called by literary critics the uncanny/Unheimliche or the unresolvable tensions of human beings. Accordingly, he recorded details of daily life and practices that were considered vulgar at the time. "The Arabian Nights" have been traced back to an ancient Persian masterpiece, the "Hazar Afsanah" or "Thousand Tales." The stories themselves can be dated from between the 8th and the 16th centuries and were for popular entertainment. They include a range of subjects from romance and fantasy, to homosexuality, bestiality, and obscenity. While a number of other English translations predated Burton’s unexpurgated version, perhaps his achieved greatest notoriety due to its copious footnotes and the "Terminal Essay" found in the last volume. They are a compendium of his private reservoir of anthrological and sexual curiosities. His discussions of female sexual education and homosexuality excited intense debate and controversy at the time of publication. Burton’s intellectual influence is far-reaching. His amazing grasp of languages and culture anticipates the globalism of the future. His geographical discoveries not only make him an interesting historical figure but also allowed for future exploration. The detail with which he wrote and his willingness to examine intimate aspects of daily life we [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Napoleon's Opera Glass

      Elkin Matthews, London 1897 - COSWAY STYLE BINDING. MADE FOR CHARLES E. LAURIAT CO. BOSTON. SIGNED BINDING BY W. ROOT AND SON. Full blue crushed morocco. A colored upper torso hand painting under glass, of a young Napoleon wearing his ermine cape to the front board. Double gilt ruled lines, with decorative design. Gilt crowns and the letter "N" as well in gilt to the corners. Eagle and crown in gilt in the middle of the rear board. Five raised bands in gilt to the spine. Gilt title and borders, royal bees and eagles to the compartments. "EXTRA ILLUSTRATED." Gilt inner dentelles and royal bees to the inside corners of the boards. Water silked dark blue paste downs and end papers. All page edges in gilt. Half title. The frontispiece is an outstanding chromolithograph of Napoleon in his royal military dress. Numerous black and white full page engravings of personalities of the times. Each engraving protected by a fine paper sheet. (not tissue). I don't know whether this book should be classified as well as a work of art. One of the finest books I have ever had the privilege of owning. Rare and extremely desirable. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
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        The Novels of Charles Lever

      Downey and Co., London 1897 - Thirty-seven volumes complete. Uniform full calf by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco author label to second panel, title label to fourth and volume label to sixth, remaining panels gilt with central flower inside a roundel and flowery stem corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border with shamrock corner pieces, gilt rule to edges and gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, a couple of volumes with scrapes and knocks, occasional discolouring to leather, one or two small bumps. Internally occasional very minor spotting but generally bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. With black and white and colour plates throughout, by Phiz and Cruikshank. Volume one has an autograph letter signed by Lever tipped in before the general title. Limited de Luxe edition, one hundred copies, this being number thirty-eight 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      H S Nichols 1897 - Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R F Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C Smithers, and illustrated by a series of seventy original illustrations [71, including the portrait of Burton] reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford. 12 volumes, 253 x 160mm, black cloth, lettered bilingually in gilt on spine, in Arabic on lower cover, lettered & blocked in gilt with richly elaborate geometric design in Islamic style, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Pp.xxxii, 416, 11 plates + facsimile title-page from the Benares edition of 1885; viii, 432, 6 plates; x, 444, 9 plates; x, 420, 6 plates; viii, 400, 8 plates; [viii] 408, 6 plates; viii, 406 + final blank leaf, 7 plates; xii, 424, 4 plates + facsimile title; xiv, 444, 4 plates + facsimile title; xx, 480, 4 plates + facsimile title; x, 496, 3 plates; xxiv, 400, 3 plates + facsimile title. All plates have captioned tissue guards. Some dampstaining in volumes 1, 4 & 12. TOGETHER WITH the specially commissioned black cloth-bound portfolio of Albert Letchford's illustrations: 'Choice Edition de Luxe', large size, printed on Plate Paper, proofs before letters. No.31 of 250 sets [numbered 31 to 280]. Nichols 1897. Folio, 555 x 440mm, pp.[vi] [71] + corresponding captioned guards. Bookplate with owner's presentation inscription. First few leaves waterstained, with creasing at inner margins, box lacking ties, bruised at head & tail of spine, printed label a little soiled, otherwise very good. Very scarce with the portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Cameron House Books]
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        Catching's compendium of practical dentistry [volumes for 1892, 1894, 1896]

      Atlanta, GA : Constitution Publishing Company, 1893 ; C. P. Byrd, 1895 ; Franklin Printing and Publishing Company, 1897. - 3 rare volumes of Catching's Compendium of Practical Dentistry, published annually during the years 1891-1896, excepting the year 1893. Includes the volumes for the years 1892, 1894, and 1896. ; Benjamin Holliday Catching (1848-1899) was born in Georgetown, Copiah County, Mississippi, graduated from the Dental College in Baltimore, Maryland and later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1880. "His first considerable writing was done for the Southern Dental Journal, which he founded, and which he edited for eight years. Following that, he began the issuance of Catching's Compendium, an annual compilation of practical dental hints culled from the dental literature of each year. Five numbers of this were issued. Later on, in connection with Drs. Johnson, Atkinson, Chappell, and others, he edited the American Dental Weekly. He was a member of the Georgia State Society and the National Dental Association. He was an ex-member of the Georgia State Board of Dental Examiners and ex-President of the Southern Dental Association."--The Indiana Dental Journal, February 1900 ; LC: RK57; NLM: W1 ; 282 p. (1892), 306 p. (1894), 378 p. (1896) ; OCLC: 24434295 (1896) ; OCLC: 6077343 (Series) ; presentation copies given in 1959 to John Pyron from Louise Catching Brogdon ; Louise Catching Brogdon, daughter of Dr. B H Catching, married John Swift Brogdon, chemist from Suwanee, Georgia in 1917. "She graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, stood first in her classes and is very pious. She taught in Atlanta; traveled several months in Europe with her sister, Nannie, and others. She taught only higher mathematics. He is well educated and is a managing chemist. "--From "The Catchings and Holliday families, and various related families, in Virgina [sic], Georgia, Mississippi and other southern states" ; John Leonard Pyron (1916-2005) , who, with degrees from Birmingham Southern University in 1936 and a Masters in Education from the University of Florida, taught in Florida high schools from 1936-1946, until he attended Emory University and received a degree in dentistry in 1948. In 1998, Emory recognized him for 50 continuous years of service in dentistry. ; black cloth with blind-stamped tooling, with lettering in gold ; 1892 copy somewhat worn, G, while 1894 and 1896 copies are VG ; Contents: (1892) Operative dentistry -- Prosthetic dentistry -- Crown and bridge work -- Orthodontia -- Dental medicine -- Oral surgery -- Miscellaneous; Treating putrescent pulps and filling roots / A W Harlan -- Destroying pulps and filling roots of molars / W C Barrett -- Improved gutta-percha fillings / W Storer How -- -- Crown and bridge work / F A Peeso -- Inlays, gold and porcelain / G I V Brown -- Hacker bridge / Grant Mitchell -- Protruding upper and intruding lower incisors / Norman W Kingsley -- Jack and traction screw / C S Case -- Protrusion of the inferior maxilla / E Henry Neall -- Angle regulating appliance / E H Angle -- Cocaine anesthesia / E L Clifford -- Pulpitis / I A Freeman -- Toothache / A V Elliott -- Replanting, transplanting and implanting teeth / Theo. F Chupein -- (1894) Amalgam fillings / C E Kells -- Restoration fillings in incisors: the axiliary dovetail / I C St. John -- -- Plaster impressions of the upper jaw / J W White -- Aluminum swaged plates / G D Sitherwood -- Vulcanizing, flasking and finishing rubber plates / George B Snow -- Bridge lower centrals with inclining cuspids / A E Matteson -- The Knight combination crown / H A Knight -- Hollow gold dummies for bridge work / George Evans -- The scallop wire plate / J N Farrar -- Enlarging the upper dental arch / J N Farrar -- Some diseases of the gums / D M Sabater -- Restoration of a nose with porcelain / A G Smith -- Orthopedic treatment of saddle-nose / M Ayrapaa -- Refining gold / Joseph D Hodgen -- (1896) Partial bite-plate / W Storer How -- Flasking and vulcanizing / W S How -- Plate making / L P Haskell -- Essentials of soldering / H J Goslee, etc ; VG [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Richard Cosway R.A. and his Wife and Pupils. (Limited Edition).

      George Bell & Sons, London 1897 - Limited edition.A MAGNIFICENT modern full straight grained calf leather binding.Four raised bands with decorative gilt design,title and author's name.All page edges are gilt.New marbled end papers and paste downs.Glossy paper.Half title. Publisher's notice that this book is ONE OF 350 LARGE PAPER COPIES and no more to be printed.The back page of the frontispiece is moderately foxed.Sixty-three pages of black and white illustrations some of which have more than one illustration per page.Tissue guards are age toned.Errata.Appendices.Index.A RARE BOOK. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
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        The Odyssey of Homer done into English Verse by William Morris

      London: Longmans Green 1897 - First edition. Good HB in black cloth boards with paper title-label on spine. Some surface-wear to the covers, and bottom edge and ends of spine are a bit worn. Slight foxing to endpapers only. Prize bookplate dated 1897 on fep. Pages uncut, most unopened (the prize-winner never got past Book I!). 450pp on laid paper. Pages clean & tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cheshire Book Centre]
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      Westminster Archibald Constable and Company 1897 - First Edition of Dracula in Original Cloth STOKER, Bram. Dracula. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, [June] 1897. First edition, later issue (probably third, circa Dec. 1897). Octavo (7 9/16 x 5 inches; 192 x 128 mm). [i-vii], viii-ix,[x], [1]2-390,[1, blank], [1,ad "Shasta"] 1-16 (catalogue). Original publisher's yellow cloth, bordered and lettered in red on boards and spine. Boards lightly soiled, red-stamping faded. Spine darkend and soiled. Head and tail of the spine chipped and frayed. Inner hinged starting. Some toning and foxing, primarily to endpapers and preliminaries. A marginal tear to page 53, not affecting text. Previous owner’s old ink signature dated 1898 on front free endpaper. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Some pages of ads unopened, with some pages of ads opened roughly. Still, a very good copy of the first issue of this classic, which is scarce in any condition. Housed in quarter black morocco clamshell case. The bibliographical research on this very important title is surprisingly meager, but the following sequence is agreed upon among the most experienced dealers who have handled many copies of the book: first issue without the Shoulder of Shasta ad on p. [392]; second issue with this ad but no catalogue inserted at back; third issue with Shoulder of Shasta ad on p. [392] and the catalogue seen here (with no general date but clearly from 1897 [see bottom of page 7]); and fourth issue with inserted catalogue dated 1898. Variances in paper stock are not issue points. Dalby 10 (a). HBS 65726. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Gilles de Rais La sorcellerie en Poitou

      Paris, Librairie de la Tradition Nationale 1897 - Livre d'occasion 23,8 x 16 cm, broché, couverture beige imprimée en noir, 21 pp., 1 f. blanc. Gilles de Rais, maréchal ayant livré bataille aux côtés de Jeanne d’Arc mais aussi serial killer notoire qui s’en prenait aux enfants de paysans, celui qu’on surnomma aussi « Barbe Bleue », et qui fût décrit comme un monstre violeur d’enfants, est ici d’une certaine manière réhabilité par l’auteur d’« À Rebours » qui en fait un fin lettré, mystique, alchimiste, sataniste à ses heures. Dans « Là-bas », Huysmans parle de Gilles de Rais comme d’un « Des Esseintes du quinzième siècle ». Condition : Edition originale de cette plaquette hors commerce dont le tirage fut limité à 100 exemplaires (pas de grands papiers) retranscrivant la conférence consacrée à Gilles de Rais prononcée au Congrès d'Ethnographie et d'Art populaire, à Niort, le 6 juin 1896. Parfait état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Gilles de Rais (La sorcellerie en Poitou).

      Lib. de la tradition nationale 1897 - - Lib. de la tradition nationale, Paris 1897, 16x24,5cm, relié. - Edition originale imprimée à 100 exemplaires. Reliure à la bradel en demi chagrin bordeaux, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, étiquette de description de libraire encollée en tête d'une garde. Agréable et rare exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Confederate soldier in the Civil War, 1861-1865

      Prentice Press (Courier-Journal Job Print. Co.), Louisville, KY 1897 - 480 p. illus., plates (1 col.) ports. col. front. Originally published, 1895. Prefaced by a eulogy by Major-General Fitzhugh Lee. The foundation and formation of the Confederacy and the secession of the Southern States and prominent parts taken by Hon. Jefferson Davis, Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, and others. Campaigns, battles, sieges, charges, skirmishes, etc. By General Robert E. Lee, Generals Albert Sidney Johnston, Joseph E. Johnston, and others. The Confederate States Navy, from its first organization to the end of the war. Naval engagements, blockade running, operations of cruisers, torpedo service, etc. By Admiral Franklin Buchanan, Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes, etc. Cloth edges worn and chipped. A few small closed tears to frontis and a bit of insect damage to ffep. [Rare Book Case] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STELLA'S STORY - A Venetian Tale 1897 Illustrated

      J. S. VIRTUE AND CO, London 1897 - TITLE: STELLA'S STORY - A Venetian Tale 1897 Illustrated AUTHOR: DARLEY DALE PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: J. S. VIRTUE AND CO., LONDON 1897 EDITION: First Edition assumed with only one date found CATEGORY: Love, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Blue BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: WITH EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS By PAUL WOODROFFE. First Edition assumed. J. S. VIRTUE AND CO., LONDON 1897. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THIS TIME!!!! CONDITION: The book is without a dust jacket as issued. The outside has a used look about it, there is a heavy soil look from many uses of the book possibly, still okay. THE FRONTISPIECE MAY BE MISSING. There is an old style signature written on the front endpaper. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 248 pages. Book is in used over the years condition. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THIS TIME!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 10 business days after item is received. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004614 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Encyclopaedia of Sport Volume I & 2

      Lawrence and Bullen, Ltd 1897 - Lawrence and Bullen, Ltd., 1897 Volume I + 1898 Volume II, Hardcover, 7 1/2 x 11 inches, 632 + 655 pages, 2 Volume Set, Condition very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Water of the Wondrous Isles, The

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. - The Last Work Written and Designed by William Morris[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. The Water of the Wondrous Isles. [Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897].One of 250 paper copies of an edition of 256. Large quarto. [2], 340, [1] pp. Embellished with decorative woodcut borders, ornaments, and initials all designed by William Morris, except for two large initial words Whilom & Empty, which were completed from his unfinished designs by R. Catterson-Smith. Full limp vellum. Spine lettered in gilt. Original rose silk ties. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. A fine copy. Housed in a gray cloth slipcase."The borders and ornaments were designed entirely by William Morris, except the initial words Whilom/ & Empty, which were completed from his unfinished designs by R. Catterson-Smith" (Colophon)."Morris ‘began [his] new romance in verse’ on 4 February 1895, but on 8 February ‘after seeing B[urne]-J[ones] W.M. decided to write the new romance in prose & verse, & began to rewrite it’ (Cockerell diary). Eventually Morris wrote it in prose alone In Cockerell’s diary we catch glimpses of the dying Morris attempting in vain to complete the design of the initial word ‘Empty’" (Peterson).Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 54-55. Peterson A45. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 330, no. 45. Sparling 45. Tomkinson, p. 120, no. 45.

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        The Sundering Flood.

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 - Octavo (204 × 139 mm). Original cream cloth-backed blue boards, white paper label to spine and titles to upper board in black. Ownership inscription ("G. Colquhoun") to front free endpaper, small nicks to extremities, label faintly frayed. Otherwise a marvellous copy in excellent condition. Border 10; half and three-quarter borders; 3-, 6- and 12-line initials; chapter titles and shoulder notes in red; line-block map (on front pastedown) drawn by H. Cribb, Chaucer type. First edition, first impression. One of 300 paper copies. Described on the colophon as "the last romance written by William Morris", the book was published posthumously after Morris had dictated the ending to his friend Sydney Cockerell from his deathbed. A beautifully preserved document of Morris's peculiar fin-de-siècle mediaevalism, though at the same time celebrated as an important precursor for the modern fantasy genre. Peterson A51. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sundering Flood, The

      Hammersmith: The Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1897. - "The Last Romance Written by Morris"[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. The Sundering Flood. [Hammersmith: Sold by the Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1897].One of 300 copies on paper, out of a total edition of 310 copies. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 in; 205 x 140 mm). [6, blank, [2], 507, [1, colophon] pp. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type. Decorative woodcut borders and initials. Line-block map (on front pastedown) drawn by H. Cribb. Original quarter holland over blue paper boards. Printed paper label on spine. Front cover printed in black. With the armorial book plate of Michael Tomkinson on front free endpaper. Minimal rubbing to corners, but still a near fine copy. Housed in a gray cloth slip-case."This was the last romance written by Morris. He began writing it on December 21, 1895, and dictated the final words on September 8, 1896, directly to Sydney Cockerell, as Morris was too weak to finish writing out the whole of the story in his hand. Morris died less than a month after completion of this work" (Walsdorf).Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 60-61. Peterson A51. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 331, no. 51. Sparling 51. Tomkinson, p. 121, no. 51. Walsdorf 51.

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        ESPOSIZIONE DI ARTE SACRA IN ORVIETO, Ottobre 1896. OREFICERIE, BRONZI, INTAGLI, &. Bergamo, Istituto italiano d’Arti Grafiche, 1897.

      - Buona ril. editoriale cartonata, dorso e angoli in tela, cm 45x30, pp 45 di t., 53 disegni intercalati nel t., 24 pregevoli tavv in cromolitografia ed eliotipia su fondo paglierino con veline di protezione f.t. (7 tavv in cromolitografia sono ripiegate in quattro e rappresentano stupendi tessuti in dimensioni reali). A pagine in parte ancora chiuse. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels, Forschungen

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Leipzig 1897 - viii+260+[ii ad] pages with diagrams and figures. Small quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 242) 1st edition. Tassilo, Baron von Heydebrand und der Lasa (known in English as "Baron von der Lasa" was an important German chessmaster, chess historian and theoretician of the nineteenth century, a member of the Berlin Chess Club and a founder of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades). His name is usually abbreviated as "von der Lasa", as this is how he signed his letters. However both contemporary and more recent writers have used other abbreviations, such as "von Heydebrandt" (which is a mis-spelling) and "Der Lasa". The Prussian King (later Emperor) William I made a joke out of the confusion by saying, "Good morning, dear Heydebrand. How is von der Lasa doing?" Von der Lasa was born 17 October 1818 in Berlin. He studied law in Bonn and Berlin. From 1845 he was a diplomat in the service of Prussia. His career took him to Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Rio de Janeiro, among other places. He retired from the diplomatic service in 1864, and thereafter devoted himself to the world of chess. He played several matches and defeated the strongest masters in the period 1843-1853. He won against Henry Thomas Buckle 2-1 (1843), Adolf Anderssen 4-2 (1845), Johann Löwenthal 6-1 (1846), John Schulten 4-1 (1850), Anderssen 10-5 (1851), and Howard Staunton 7-6 (1853). To the modern chess world he is known above all as the main author of the Handbuch des Schachspiels (first published in 1843). His friend Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, responsible for the original plan, had died in 1840, with the work still in the early stages. Von der Lasa took over, and, in a noble gesture of friendship, put his friend's name as author. In later editions of the Handbuch, in German commonly called der Bilguer, von der Lasa was named as co-author. In 1850 von der Lasa published in the Deutsche Schachzeitung (German Chess Magazine) a call for an international chess tournament, the first ever, to be held in Trier. Instead the first such tournament was held in 1851 in London. Von der Lasa did not play in tournaments, being usually busy as an organizer, but played well in off-hand games against such leading masters as Howard Staunton and Adolf Anderssen. He was also a renowned chess investigator and theoretician, publishing numerous articles in the German Chess Magazine and, in 1897, his great work Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels, Forschungen (Researches in the History and Literature of Chess). In the course of his researches he traveled extensively (including a trip around the world in 1887–88) and accumulated a comprehensive chess library, to which he published a catalog in 1896. In 1898 the German Chess Federation saluted his tireless efforts and accomplishments by conferring on him its first honorary membership. One of von der Lasa's last services was to encourage HJR Murray to pursue further researches into the early history of chess. Von der Lasa died on 27 July 1899 in Storchnest bei Lissa, now in western Poland. His library is still intact at Kórnik Castle near Poznañ. Condition: Spine ends scuffed, corners bumped and rubbed, soiled, extremities rubbed, label on front cover else a good to very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, Railroad Printers, Engravers, Etc. 1897., 1879. First edition. 16mo. 10 1/2" x 26" sheet printed in Navy blue that opens to a "Geographically correct map of Kansas & Colorado, showing principal cities and towns, including the famous health & pleasure resorts of the Rocky Mountains, reached by the Kansas Pacific Railway, the 'Golden Belt Route." Folded to 6 3/4" x 3 1/2" and backed with twelve panels of promotional text about lands, corn, grand tours, mining camps, schedules, illustrations, etc. Promotes wheat and corn farming in Kansas, tours to Colorado health and pleasure resorts, relocating to Kansas or Colorado, Leadville and Ten-Mile carbonate mining camps, and many reminders that the Kansas Pacific Railway is the very best line for reaching the area. Very light wear to a few fold points, but still an attractive, clean and informative brochure in near fine condition. See Buckingham Books inventory #32806 for comparison.

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        The Invisible Man.

      C. Arthur Pearson Ltd, London 1897 - No Epilogue which appears in later issues. Also mis-numbered first page only extant in first issue. viii. 245p. Publisher's Advertisement 2p. Original red cloth. Gilt titles to top cover and spine. Black vignette to upper cover. New end-papers. Ex-library copy with sticker partly removed to preliminary page. Top third of half title page has been cut away. Boards very slightly scuffed. Fore-edge top cover corners slightly bumped and torn. Some very slight foxing. Otherwise clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, (1897). Numerous full color plates and many b/w illustrations. Illustrated by Fred. S. Cozzens. 188 pp. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Blue cloth. Gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front board. Professionally re-backed and re-hinged, with original (toned) spine laid on; top edge gilt; fore and bottom edges untrimmed; endpapers and fly leaves foxed; interior lightly toned at margins. Else, a nice and quite solid copy. Very good/No jacket issued. (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. ("Ziehrer").

      Mondsee, 1897.. Zus. 2 SS. Gr.-8vo. Mit zwei eh. adr. Kuverts.. An den Musiker Fritz Rezac: "[...] Ich habe Sie aufgefordert, mir bekanntzugeben ob Sie noch frei sind u. in meine Capelle eintreten wollen. Da Sie auf dieses Schreiben keine Antwort geben, nehme ich an, dass Sie auf die Stelle nicht reflectiren und werde Ersatz für Sie suchen [...]". - Als Tanzmusikkomponist und -kapellmeister gilt Carl Michael Ziehrer als "der letzte namhafte Repräsentant der Wiener Tanzmusik im klassischen Zeitalter des Walzers" (Reclams Operettenführer, 117). - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt.

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        Ende. Blatt 6 aus dem Zyklus "Ein Weberaufstand", 1897.

      1897. Radierung und Aquatinta, auf festem strukturiertem Papier. 24,6:30,6 cm. Gedruckt bei O. Felsing, Berlin. - Im breiten Rand mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Ecke rechts oben mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Literatur: Klipstein 37 III (von 5). 1895-1898 arbeitete Kollwitz an den von G. Hauptmanns Werk "Die Weber" inspirierten Zyklus "Weberaufstand" und wurde damit 1898 auf der "Großen Berliner Kunstausstellung" bekannt.. Käthe Kollwitz studierte 1886-1887 in Berlin bei K. Stauffer-Bern (1857-1891), 1887 in Königsberg bei E. Neide (1843-1908) und 1888-1890 in München bei L. von Herterich (1856-1932). 1891 angeregt durch M. Klinger (1857-1920) Hinwendung zur Graphik. Seit 1898 war sie Mitglied der Berliner Sezession, ab 1913 der "Freien Secession" und Mitbegründerin des ersten "Frauenkunstverbandes". 1898-1903 Lehrtätigkeit an der Künstlerinnenschule Berlin. 1899 erhielt sie in Dresden die Kl. Goldmedaille für den Zyklus "Weberaufstand". 1904 ging sie nach Paris, um an der Academie Julian zu studieren. 1907 reiste sie nach Florenz. 1909 Beginn bildhauerischer Arbeiten. 1919 Aufnahme als erste Frau in die Preußische Akademie der Künste und Professur, dort ab 1928 Leiterin des Meisterateliers für Graphik. 1929 Verleihung des Ordens "Pour le Merite" in der Klasse Wissenschaften und Künste. 1933 wurde sie durch die Nationalsozialisten zur Aufgabe ihrer Lehrtätigkeit gezwungen und ihre Arbeiten aus dem öffentlichen Raum entfernt, zudem erhielt sie Ausstellungsverbot. 1942 Aufenthalt in Nordburg, 1943 Zerstörung ihrer Berliner Wohnung, womit zahlreiche ihrer Arbeiten zerstört wurden, 1944 Reise nach Moritzburg bei Dresden. Im Mittelpunkt ihres Schaffens stehen sozialpolitische und gegen den Krieg gerichtete Themen.

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        THE DOLMENS OF IRELAND, their Distribution, Structural Characteristics, and Affinities in other Countries; Together with the Folk - Lore attaching to them; Supplemented by Considerations on the Anthropology, Ethnology and Traditions of the Irish People

      London, Chapman & Hall, 1897.Volume III only of 3, FIRST EDITION 1897. Thick 8vo, approximately 265 x 180 mm, 10½ x 7 inches, title page printed red and black, colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations in the text, pages: 713 - 1234 plus errata leaf and including index, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and upper cover, top edges gilt, dark green endpapers. Ex library copy with very faint trace of number at tail of spine, signs of bookplate removal on front pastedown, no other library signs, slight rippling to frontispiece, and to top third of title page and first few pages, contents otherwise clean and bright. A good tight copy of Volume III of this scarce work. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fine large original portrait drawing by Alexander Kostomolotsky (1897/8- 1975), signed with the artist's initials

      . The composer is depicted head-and-shoulders, in profile. Executed in black and white crayon and pink wash on art paper. 417 x 297 mm.. The artist executed a number of portraits of his friend Shostakovich as well as of Kabelevsky and other Russian composers.

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        Fine large original lithograph by Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)

      Paris. Berlioz is seated, holding what is presumably a musical score; a muse (?Diana) crowns Berlioz with a laurel wreath while holding her bow, a winged angel blows a trumpet, and a third female figure appears to be holding a lyre. Signed by the artist in the stone. Two small printed sketches (remarques) of Berlioz's head to lower right corner of mount. Printed on beige chine-applique. 510 x 385 mm. Laid down. Some light foxing to margins of mount; remnants of mounting paper to edges of verso.. Limited to 100 copies published in L'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard in 1897; 7 or 8 trial proofs of the first state are believed to have been made. Hediard 132 ii/ii. A fine impression of this attractive and rare lithograph.

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        The Woodland Life

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons 1897 - %0D%0AThefirst edition ofEdwards Thomas' firstbook- Woodland Life. %0D%0AScarce. %0D%0AThomas was just 19 when it was published. %0D%0ASecond and only normally seen state of the cover with the decorative panel. %0D%0APhilip Edward Thomas (3 March 1878 9 April 1917) was an Anglo-Welsh poet and essayist. He is commonly considered a war poet, although few of his poems deal directly with his war experiences. Already an accomplished writer, Thomas turned to poetry only in 1914. In 1915, he enlisted in the British Army to fight in the First World War and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, soon after he arrived in France. %0D%0AWith 2 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear of the volume. %0D%0AVariant binding with dark green pastedowns. There seems to be no clear priority between the two binding states. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a green cloth binding in an acetate protective covering. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, with some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897.. Orange-brown cloth, decorated in gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Some foxing to text and endleaves, cabinet-size print of an early photo of Kipling mounted to verso of preliminary blank via small corner slits, otherwise a very good, externally brilliant copy, in somewhat faded and edgeworn decorative dust jacket with small chips at spine ends and corners and some general tanning and soiling. Second American trade edition (or printing), dated the year following the first US trade edition (which preceded the UK edition). The dust jacket for the 1896 printing is noted by Tanselle, and may or may not be identical to this dust jacket, though one must accept the likelihood that at some point this example will end up married to a copy of the 1896 impression. It does replicate the binding design (as the first dust jacket does) and includes the designer's initials, a feature that was dropped from the second edition/impression binding. See Richards (Color Images) A92b and A92c for examples of this binding and this dust jacket. STEWART 139 (ref). RICHARDS A92 (note). TANSELLE 96.14+.

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        The Works of Francis Parkman

      Little Brown and J.F. Taylor, Boston & New York - 1897. The Edition de Luxe, complete in 21 volumes, including Farnham’s Life of Parkman, 1901. Limited to 300 copies. Large 8vo three-quarter green morocco over marbled boards. Spines with raised bands and gilt floral devices in compartments with two red floral inlays. Spines just a bit darkened and one joint with a short split; Farnham’s Life mellowed to brown, else about fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        How To Tell A Story and Other Essays

      Harper & Brothers, 1897-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first state. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. 233 p. with ads at rear including Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson and Trilby. Red cloth with gilt decorations and black lettering. First edition, first state. (Matching dates on title and copyright pages. Uncorrected error on pg. 187, "ciper" instead of "cipher.") Very Good+ condition. Clean pages. Spine a bit dulled, bookplate on paste down, fraying to cloth head and tail cloth, a bit of rubbing to front panel. Overall, a very neat, nice copy.

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        The Faerie Queene

      J. M. Dent, London 1897 - First edition thus. Pictured and Decorated by Louis Fairfax-Muckley with an Introduction by John W. Hales M. A. Approx. 10'' by 8'', tan cloth with gilt decoration & titles on front & spine. Upper edge gilt. This edition limited to 1250 copies. Binding shows wear to spine (tears on vol. I, approx. 1.5 cm missing vol. II) & corners (see pictures), a little age spotting. Generally inner books in good/very good condition. Bookplate dated 1898 of Richard Knott Bolton on front pastedown. Frontispieces & 25 full page illus. (some double) plus decorative headpieces, tail pieces, initials etc. Contents: introduction, the Faerie Queene, glossary, li + 1156pp. ***Over 1kg & may require extra overseas postage*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Prince and the Pauper A Tale For Young People of All Ages

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. PRESENTATION COPY - NEW EDITION. 1 vol., 7-3/4" x 5-1/2", with 190 illustrations, inscribed on the front blank endleaf "Truly Yours/ Mark Twain/ Vienna, December 1897". Bound in the publisher's original gilt and blind stamped blue cloth, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, overall VERY GOOD. Mark Twain went broke after the Civil War, plunging too heavily in his publishing firm, and in the development of an ill-fated type-setting machine. Somehow, his friends had learned that Twain had a fabulous following in Europe generally, but particularly in Vienna. When his daughter developed a hankering for piano lessons from a famous Viennese teacher the family packed up and moved into a many-room apartment in HOTEL METROPOLE in Vienna, out of which he ventured to give many lectures of a witty sort. The Europeans simply loved to be satirized, and during 1897-99 they flocked to hear him identify their weaknesses.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1897. 24X17. 2h+88Pag+2h. Historia de la fundacion de esta institucion y de su desarrollo hasta el ano 1896. ilustrado. Rarissimo ejemplar. Ref 9.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Näherin. Farbholzschnitt in Beige, Hellbraun und Schwarz.

      1897.. Im Stock u. r. monogrammiert. Auf China. 15,9 x 15,5 cm (Darstellung) 28,4 x 19,8 cm (Blatt).. 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.

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        La Feuille. Legendaria Revista Francesa. Del 6 De Octubre De 1897 al 28 De Marzo De 1899. 25 Números, Completa.

      Imprimerie Panvert, Paris 1897 - 25 números de una hoja cada uno, impreso por las dos caras a color. Colección completa de este periódico satírico - libertino, donde cada hoja está ilustrado a plena página y a color, en litografía original, por Steinlen (17 portadas), Willette (1), Leandre (1), Hermann Paul (3), Couturier (1), Anquetin (1) y Luce (1). Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado de época en cartoné con la lomera y las puntas en tela. =El deslumbrante París de finales del siglo XIX era también la capital del anarquismo mundial. Uno de los más destacados anarquistas fue Zo d’Axa, para quien la esencia de la naturaleza anarquista residía en su indomable rebeldía y su inconformidad con toda forma de organización y convencionalismos. "Somos individuos que hemos rebasado todas las doctrinas salvadoras. La sociedad nos disgusta, no engendramos convicciones y peleamos solo por el gusto de pelear, no por utopías o sueños de un futuro mejor", así definió D’Axa el quid del verdadero pensamiento anarquista. Vivir el presente y abandonar diseños de futuros por luminosos que fuesen. No vivir para procurar fines inalcanzables, no hacerse ilusiones de futuro, sólo el presente cuenta. Size: 45 x 31 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1897. A Story of the Grand Banks. With Illustrations by I. W. Taber. London: Macmillan and Co., 1897. 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First English Edition, published about a month after the American. This is Kipling's great novel about the cod fishing fleet of Gloucester Massachusetts, written while the newlywed Kiplings lived in Vermont. Kipling freely acknowledged that the book owed much to Dr. James Conland of Brattleboro, who brought the Kiplings' elder daughter into the world -- for Conland had been a member of the Massachusetts fishing fleet, and it was he who took Kipling to explore the wharves and quays of Boston and Gloucester. (The American edition, in fact, is dedicated to Conland; this English edition bears no dedication.)~This is the only book of Kipling's which is set entirely in America. All the characters are American. Not only that, but the heart of the book -- its moral in a single sentence -- is one of Kipling's main beliefs of this period expressed in terms essentially American, or perhaps more particularly New England. He put it later in verse: "...If you don't work you will die!" It is a saga of hard physical work in conflict with natural forces. It is a book which could hardly have been written by anyone who did not admire Huckleberry Finn; it is a book whose claim to survival rests mainly on detail, and it is all American detail. [Mason]~CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS was the fourth and last volume to be bound in Macmillan's attractive gift binding style used for the JUNGLE BOOKs in 1894-1895 and for SOLDIER TALES in 1896. In 1937, forty years after publication, this tale was made into a film starring Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy (who won an Oscar), Lionel Barrymore and Mickey Rooney.~This is a fine copy, with scarcely any of the usual rubbing at the spine ends; the original black endpapers are not cracked. Richards A103; Stewart 163.

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        Rare Autograph! Pulitzer boldly signs a proxy, appointing his brother-in-law to vote his shares at ?the meeting of Stockholders of the Pulitzer Publishing Company.?

      Rare Manuscript Document Signed ?Joseph Pulitzer,? 1p, 8.25? x 12.25?. [New York], January 2, 1897. Also signed by witnesses ?Jno Schuyler Crosby,? former Governor of Montana Territory, and ?Alfred Bates,? Pulitzer?s assistant. Folds. Fine condition.In full, ?Know all men by these presents, that I Joseph Pulitzer do hereby constitute and appoint William Leonard Davis attorney and agent with power of substitution for me and in my name place and stead to vote as my proxy at any meeting of Stockholders of the Pulitzer Publishing Company to be held in St. Louis Mo on the 18 January 1897 or any other day during the said year 1897 according to the number of votes I should be entitled to vote if then personally present, upon all questions or subjects that may come before the said meeting or meetings, hereby revoking all previous proxies. In witness whereof...? In 1878, Pulitzer had married Kate Davis, sister of William Leonard Davis.Joseph Pulitzer had founded the ?S

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        The Arabian Nights The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      London: H.S. Nichols, Ltd.. Fine. 1897. Kamashastra. 1/2 grained morocco cloth-covered boards. 12 Volumes; top edge gilt; 5 raised bands; gilt-lettering on spine; marbled endpapers; deckled edges ; Vol. 1/12/2013; 8vo .

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        Vorlesungen uber Theoretische Physik, 6 vols. in 7

      Leipzig: J A Barth, 1897-1907 First Edition. A very good copy. 4to.,. There is a frontis. of Helmholtz and numerous text illus. . The complete lectures on physical science by the famous scientist that was commenced shortly after his death. It contains important addtions to key lectures. The volumes were published out of sequence causing later volumes in the set to be issued prior to the first. The first division, or 50 pp. introduction to the entire set was published in 1903 and is bound in a leather that appears slightly darker than the rest of the set and has a different ownership signature than the balance of the set (though all volumes are uniform in what is a publisher's three quarter leather binding). Barth continued to issue the volumes through 1925 varying the impression dates as issued. An x-library set was sold at Christie's in 1996 but it was made up from later prtgs..

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        The average contribution of each several ancestor to the total heritage

      1897. Galton, Francis (1822-1911). The average contribution of each several ancestor to the total heritage of the offspring. In Proc. Roy. Soc. 61 (1897): 401-413pp. Whole number, 8vo. 216 x 139 mm. Orig. printed wrappers, spine repaired. Boxed. Fine copy. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 239. Galton's "Law of Ancestral Heredity," which states that half of an individual's hereditary makeup is supplied by his / her parents, one-quarter from grandparents, one-eighth from great-grandparents, etc. Galton's "law," based on both human and basset hound pedigrees, was adopted by both the biometrician Karl Pearson and the Mendelian geneticist William Bateson; it was instrumental in sparking the controversy between the two camps that characterized late 19th-early 20th century studies of heredity. Forrest, p. 314.

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      Loup City Northwestern Print, 1897., 1897. First edition. 12mo. Printed wrappers, [6], 76 pp., preface. The founding and history of Sherman County, Nebraska. Details prominent early settlers, agricultural opportunities, early schools, stories of pioneer life, opening of the lands for settlement, Indian scares, problems with the Olive gang, biographic sketches of some early citizens, etc. Six Guns 201 says, "Rare." "Contains quite a bit of history about the Olives and the murder of Luther Mitchell and of Ami Ketchum and some information on Doc Middleton." Herd 244 says, "Rare." Graff 264 says, "The author arrived in Sherman County on July 4, 1873, and camped four miles from the future location of Loup City. He gives interesting stories of pioneer life including the perilous adventures of Judge Wall with the notorious Olive gang of cowboy thugs." Light wear to spine panel, else near fine, tight, clean copy of a difficult title. Clamshell case. HOWES B359a. GRAFF 264. HERD 244. SIX GUNS 201.

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        Protokolle der Kommission für die zweite Fassung des Entwurfs des Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuchs (6 Bände KOMPLETT plus Registerband) - Bd I: Allgemeiner Theil und Recht der Schuldverhältnisse, Abschn. I, Abschn. II Tit. I/ Bd II: Recht der Schuldverhältnisse Abschn. II, Tit. 2-20, Abschn. III, IV/ Bd III: Sachenrecht/ Bd IV: Familienrecht/ Bd V: Erbrecht/ Bd VI: Anwendung ausländischer Gesetze/ Entwurf II des Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuches; Revision/ Entwurf des Einführungsgesetzes. - Entwurf eines Gesetzes, betr. Aenderungen des Gerichtsverfassungsgesetzes/ Register.

      J.Guttentag Verlagsbuchhandlung; 1897 - 1899.. je Band ca. 800 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; Orig.Halbleder; KOMPLETTPREIS für 6 Bände (plus Register); bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten;

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      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897 First edition, early issue, printed on thicker paper that bulks over 1 inch, with leaf 391/392 blank (lacking the "Shoulder of Shasta" advertisement), with an 8 page publisher's catalog at the rear of the text. Finely bound in full navy crushed morocco, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting teal morocco labels with gilt lettering to the spine, gilt ruling to spine compartments and bands, spine compartments featuring bats stamped in gilt, cream laid endpapers. Near fine, sturdy binding, a few faint spots to the otherwise fresh and clean pages. A bright copy in a beautiful binding. Housed in a custom slipcase. This copy is an early issue of the first edition. The earliest issues of Dracula were issued on thick paper, contained a blank final leaf (391/392), and no terminal publisher's advertisements. Later issues of the first edition were printed on thinner paper, contain an advertisement for "Shoulder of Shasta" on the rear flyleaf, and included a 16 page publisher's catalog. This copy has the paper thickness and rear flyleaf as called for in first issues and none of the indications of a later issue. The 8 page catalog included in this volume would have been inserted with the first issue pages, thereby indicating an early issue of the first printing as later issues would have been printed separately and would include different sheets. Richard Dalby, in his 1983 bibliography of Stoker, states that, aside from the points indicating later issues, "publishers cannot confirm any other points regarding status of the first issue, nor the exact publishing date." Accordingly, of the mixed states that comprise intermediate issues, this copy is among the earliest. Dracula is an epistolary novel by Bram Stoker in which the vampire character Count Dracula makes his literary debut; the plot is narrated through a series of letters and newspaper documents written by or relating to the book's main characters. An example of the invasion literature that was popular in the British Empire in the late 19th century, Dracula received only moderate critical acclaim upon its publishing but grew in popularity when it was performed on stage and later made into a film.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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