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        Bird's-Eye View of the Borough of Brooklyn.

      Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn. 1897. - Bird's eye view map / poster, sheet 23 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen: map was folded with fold splits and one tear at upper edge, all now visible only on close examination. A panoramic view looking from the northwest with the Navy Yard and downtown Brooklyn in the foreground, reaching as far as Seagate and Coney Island at the right horizon. The Post Office and Eagle Building are named, along with various parks and cemeteries. The smoke stacks and church steeples together with the masted ships at the docks contrast with the extensive unpopulated areas to paint a picture of a vibrant and growing community. Signed by the artist George Welch in lower image. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Tailless Batrachians of Europe.

      London, Ray Society, 1897 - 2 Bde. London, Ray Society, 1897-1898. 22,5x15 cm. Blaue OLn.-Bde. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und monogram. Deckelvignette und blindgepr. Einbandverzierung, mit Kopfgoldschnitt. =Ray Society Publications No. 74 & 75. - Erstausgabe. - Adler I,S. 56. - Curle S. 74/75. - Nissen ZBI 496. - Der erste Band erschien in einer sehr kleinen Auflage von nur 600 Exemplaren, vom zweiten Band wurden nur 500 Exemplare gedruckt. - Eines der schönsten illustrierten Werke über europäische Froschlurche mit schönen Chromolithographien von J. P. Smit. - (Kapital minimal bestoss. Kleines Etikett auf Vortiteln). - Schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch Blaue OLn.-Bde. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und monogram. Deckelvignette und blindgepr. Einbandverzierung, mit Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sapho. Pièce lyrique en cinq actes d'après le roman d'Alphonse Daudet. [ Livre dédicacé par J. Massenet ]

      Heugel 1897 - Paroles de MM. Henri Cain et Bernède, Musique de J. Massenet, 1 vol. gr. in-4 relié bradel demi-toile à coins verte, couv. cons., au Menestrel, Heugel & Cie, Paris, 1897, 227 pp. Envoi de Jules Massenet : "à Madame Bruman, de respectueuse sympathie". Envois de Henri Cain et Bernède : "les indignes librettistes". Signature d'Emma Calvet et petit bout de partition ms. sur couv., manifestement de la main de Massenet ("ce que j'appelle beau"). Couv. conservée et renforcée, restauration en titre et 2 prem. ff., qques rouss., bon exemplaire par ailleurs dans une reliure postérieure en très bon état. Exceptionnel exemplaire dédicacé à la fois par Jules Massenet, par les deux librettistes et par la célèbre cantatrice Emma Calvet, qui créa le rôle de Sapho à l'Opéra Comique, le 27 novembre 1897. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LA VIE DE NOTRE SEIGNEUR JESUS-CHRIST, TOME I & TOME II

      Maison Alfred Mame et Fils 1897 - RO40099299: 272 pages pour le tome I et 279 pages pour le tome II. Gravures en noir et blanc en pages de titre. Illustrés de nombreux dessins et gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte et de dessins en couleur dans et hors texte. Une planche en couleur du tome I détachée. Edition nationale. La Sainte Enfance. La Prédication. La Semaine Sainte. La Passion. La Résurrection. Illustrations: lithographies en couleur, et fac-similés sur cuivre et sur bois, dessins explicatifs. In-Folio Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 232-Jésus Christ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Descendant

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1897 - First edition, later binding with gilt-stamped on spine but the author's name not on title-page. Fine save for a touch of wear to the spinal extremities. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. An attractive copy of the first book by this Pulitzer Prize-winning author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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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        Mockingbird

      - Watercolor and gouache en grisaille on paper, c. 1897. Signed and dated, "LAFuertes-97-" l.c., titled and inscribed in pencil l.r. This image was used as the cover illustration for "Birdcraft" by Mabel Osgood Wright. Canvas size: 10 3/8 x 8 1/4". Inventory#: p305pmat. 0 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        JAPAN, DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE. Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars.

      Boston: J. Millet Company, 1897. - In fifteen parts, a total of 322pp. "bound in Japanese style," with numerous plates (chromolithographs, handcolored photographs, etc.). Folio. Each part in original cloth-backed printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached from first part only, edges chipped. Some moderate chipping to second part, at lower forecorner of front wrapper. Otherwise just some very minor chipping at edges of some wrappers. Generally a very nice, clean set. This elaborate publication displays the general fascination with Japanese things in the West at the end of the 19th century. A notable and quite beautiful American color plate production, displaying an array of color printing formats, including chromolithographs and hand-coloring. BENNETT, p.18. McGRATH, p.171.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le théâtre des funambules : ses mimes, ses acteurs et ses pantomimes depuis sa fondation, jusqu'à sa démolition.

      Léon Sapin 1897 - - Léon Sapin, Paris 1897, 16,5x25,5cm, broché. - Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un manuscrit autographe de 3 pages de Paul Léautaud, rédigé aux versos de deux pages de catalogue du Mercure de France et d'un prière d'insérer, consistant en les biographies de la dynastie Deburau : celles du célèbre mime Jean-Baptiste Gaspard et de son fils non moins illustre Charles ainsi que celle du mime Paul Legrand, disciple et rival de Deburau Ier, que Paul Léautaud avait connu dans son enfance. Enfin, nous joignons 3 gravures représentant l'entrée du théâtre des Funambules, Deburau et Paul Legrand. Dos passé, un mors légèrement fendu puis recollé en tête. Unique ensemble. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Paul Léautaud. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        How money makes money / by Duncans

      London : Effingham Wilson 1897 - Physical description: viii, 195 p., tables ; 19 cm. Subjects: Investments - Stock exchanges - Speculation - Finance - Works - 19th century. Notes: With 2 pages of press-notices for a work by the author after main text. Very good copy in the original title-blocked off-white cloth. Titles in red on front panel and spine. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age. Some light surface dust marks to boards. Corners bumped. Previous owner's signature to ffep. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 195 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seconde patrie.

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

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        Russland [Russia] Handbuch für Reisende

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Naturalistische Decorationsmalereien. [RARE]

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

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        Sapho. [Subtitle]: Pièce lyrique de M.M. Henri Cain & Bernède d'après le roman de Alphonse Daudet. Musique de J. Massenet. Théâtre de l'Opéra- Comique. Représentations de Melle. Emma Calvé

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        A memoir of Robert C. Winthrop, prepared for the Massachusetts Historical Society

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "A memoir of Robert C. Winthrop, prepared for the Massachusetts Historical Society"

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Catalogue Général Des Manuscrits Des Bibliothèques Publiques De France. Départements - Tomes XXXII, XXXIII. Besançon. Tome I, II-1ère Partie et Tome II-2ème Partie.

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

      [Bookseller: Knuf Rare Books ILAB/LILA]
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        The Happy Hypocrite

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Album of original photographs c.1886-1897, including various scenes of Ashlyns in Herts, family moments, yachts, and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897

      Unpublished c.1897 - , collection of over 50 photographs, most mounted and some loose, many from Ashlyns at Berkhamsted including tobogganning in the snow, plus yachts at Lowestoft, scenes from the Diamond Jubilee parade, notes written in ink by owner, names include Leut. Col. A. G. Lucas, G. Crake, A. H. Crake, H. Barclay , spine missing, boards loosely attached, textblock split in two section, leather scuffed and with loss at edges of boards, rear board stained, first mounted photograph is torn and with loss at edge, leaves tanned and spotted and edges, some photographs faded, in good condition , half black morocco with green cloth to boards oblong quarto Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Original Art: Veiled King on Throne Surrounded by Nymphs and Soldiers

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Faerie Queene. Illustrated by Walter Crane. 1000 COPIES WERE PRINTED

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Illustrated General Catalogue.

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

      [Bookseller: Battledore Ltd]
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        Die Prinzessin Und Der Schweinhirt

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        BRITISH DOGS: Describing the History, Characteristics, Breeding, Management, and Exhibition of the Various Breeds of Dogs Established in Great Britain (3 VOL. SET)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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