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

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

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        The Tables of the Law And The Adoration of the Magi

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Näherin., Farbholzschnitt in Beige, Hellbraun und Schwarz.

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

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

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        Quest of the Holy Grail

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

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        A Night in Acadie

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Küpper]
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        History of West Australia. A Narrative of her Past together with Biographies of her Leading Men.

      Niven,, Melbourne: 1897 - Lge. 4to, (iv) 5-358 pp, 236 pp biographical sketches. Frontis & ills on un-numbered pages. Some lt. browning at edges o/w vgc. Portraits in biographical section. Nicely rebacked in red gilt half morocco, orig. gilt stamped cloth boards with "West Australia" with swan on front cover, cloth marked. No lettering on spine, as the orig. spine was issued. This scarce book is highly prized for the photographs of social history of Western Australia at an important period in W.A. gold discoveries, and portraits of many ancestors of present-day WA citizens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Night in Acadie

      Way and Williams, Chicago 1897 - Very good plus with slight rubbing to spine and corners. Neat 1897 gift inscription on flyleaf (and very slight stain to lower right edge of flyleaf), otherwise clean and tight. An excellent copy of Chopin's scarce second book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Magus Books of Sacramento]
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        La Lanterne

      Librairie de la caricature, Paris 1897 - Librairie de la caricature, Paris 1897-1899, 24 pages pour chaque numéro, 21,5 X 13 cm En deux volumes de 696 pages chacun dans une demi reliure dos cuir modeste. Le volume 1 comprend les N°1 à 30, manque le N° 18, le volume 2 les N° 31 à 59, manque le 57, plus le N° 63 soit au total 58 N°. Publiée entre 1897 et 1899 par Aristide Bruant La Lanterne compta 86 numéros. Le chansonnier Léon de Bercy, dans son Montmartre et ses chansons sous-titré Poètes et chansonniers (H. Daragon éditeur, Paris - 1902) écrit : "Il fonda, en juin 1897, la Lanterne de Bruant petite brochure hebdomadaire illustrée, de 24 pages, où il donnait chaque semaine une de ses anciennes chansons, une chanson inédite, des reproductions de Morphy et de Courteline, des chroniques argotiques de Paul Alexis, des contes et nouvelles de Georges Loiseau, Charles Quinel, Michel Thivars, Willy, Max Dès, Valbert Chevillard, etc. Du mois de mars 1898 au mois de février 1899, époque à laquelle cette publication cessa de paraître, j'y collaborai sous la signature de Bibi-Chopin, en commentant les événements de la semaine dans des lettres écrites en argot parisien." Florilège des plus célèbres chansons de Bruant. II est très rare de trouver une telle série presque complète dans sa continuité, cette petite revue n’étant pas destinée à être conservée. Les 2 vol. 600 euros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pink Fairy Book

      Longmans, Green and Co New York 1897 - First Edition. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. Collection of fairy stories from around the world, from Europe to Africa to Japan. Forty-one tales, including "The Snow-Queen,Ó ÒThe Flying Trunk,Ó and ÒHow the Dragon was Tricked." Octavo, original pink cloth, elaborate gilt illustrations to front cover and spine, gilt page edges, original black endpapers, black and white illustrations throughout. Very Good to Near Fine, with spine faded, modest foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Following the Equator: A Journey around the World

      Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. 4to. 712pp. Frontispiece author photo with facsimile signature. 56 full page b&w illustrations/photographs in fine condition. Numerous b&w illustrations in text also in fine condition. Tiny tear on title page. Text is very clean. Illustrations by Dan Beard, A.B. Frost, Frederick Dielman, Peter Newell, C. Alan Gilbert and others. Very attractive pastedown small color illustration of elephant on cover by "F.B.S.". Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Unobtrusive dampstain on rear cover that does affect top margin of a few rear pages. Some minor shelfwear. Overall fine copy. Twain's humorous account of his worldwide lecture tour of 1895/96. The book is heavily focused Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India. Twain gives excellent descriptions of his adventures and also of the people, climate, flora, customs, politics, religion and food.. Book.

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        La Samaritaine.-

      - Évangile en trois tableaux, en vers. Représenté pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre de La renaissance le Mercredi saint (14 Avril 1897). Paris. Charpentier et Fasquelle. 1897. Petit in-4 (190 x 237mm) bradel dos et coins percaline bleue, pièce de titre rouge, fleuron et date or en pied, couverture illustrée couleurs conservée, (4ff), 120 pages. Petits défauts à la reliure mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale, couverture ornée en couleurs de la reproduction de l'affiche de MUCHA pour la Samaritaine avec un envoi de l'auteur à René Benoist. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Vieux Ordinaires]
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        Histoire D'un Brin De Fil La Science Pittoresque

      C. Paillart, Imprimeur-Editeur, Abbeville 1897 - Scarce book NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS LA SCIENCE PITTORESQUE SERIES Very good black brown half-leather. Gilt titles. Raised bands, Blue marbled endpapers. Ex-school bookplate and name stamp, name on half-title page, Light wear, Fine tight binding. 1897, 8vo, [5], 6-318pp. Only 3 copies OCLC [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1897.. Two volumes. First edition. 8vo. xxiv, 477 ,(3); xvi, 492, (4) pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to the spines, dust jackets. An excellent set, with the scarce dust jackets in very good condition. 7 folding maps and 383 illustrations, some full page.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        La nature. Revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et à l?industrie. Journal hebdomadaire illustré. (Premier semestre et deuxième semestre in 1 Bd.).

      Paris, Masson, 1897 - 4°, je 427 u. je 104 S., zahlr. s/w Abb., Privat.-HPrgt., Einbd. berieben u. etw. unfrisch, Fuss m. kl. Läsion min. Titelei an Stegen, Schnitt u. hinterer Vs. min. stockfleckig, wenige Fingerflecken, hinterste S. m. 5 cm Leimfleck m. min. Textverlust, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. (= Vingt-cinquième année, Nr. 1227-1278). U. a. m. Beiträgen zu Astronomie, Elektrizität, Photographie, Geographie, Physiologie etc. Beigebunden sind die Beilagen «Nouvelles scientifiques» Mit Index, Liste der Autoren u. Inhaltsverzeichnis. Text frz. 3200 gr.

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        Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press 1897 - Measures 8 ½ in. x 11 ½ in. Blue boards with tan cloth spine. One of 225 copies on paper. Introductory material on pp. i-xi, followed by 23 leaves with reproductions of woodcuts, and text on pp. 24-36 text. Printed in red and in black. The reproductions are from books that were in William Morris's library. The bookplate of Parke W. Simmons, on a sheet only a bit smaller than the sheets in the book, appears on the front paste-down, attached only along its upper edge for ease of removal. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 331, no. 49. Sparling 49, p. 170. Tomkinson, p. 121, no. 49. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The First Crossing of Greenland ( with Numerous Illustrations and Map )---- Signed Copy

      London / New York / Bombay : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. 452 pages plus advertising pages, 25 chapters, index. Map of Greenland, numeroius black and white illustrations in line. Portrait of Fridtjof Nansen on the frontispoiece, with paper guard. Clean, tight, bright interior of the book. Cherry red cloth bound volume with silver lettering on the front board and spine. Only very mild handling wear on binding, no major wearat all. -------- This copy is flat signed by Fridtjof Nanses on the bottom of the frontispiece page. Distinctive pen pressure on the back of the frontispiece, ink partially transparent as well. Rough feeling of dried ink if signature touched by fingertips. . By Fridtjof Nansen. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾ Small Octavo.

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        Following the Equator (Salesman's Dummy)

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1897 - Original blue cloth with gilt-bordered illustration on the front cover and with the rear cover stamped with the prospective book's gilt-decorated spine. Spine samples for the publisher's deluxe bindings of red morocco and brown library-style leather are affixed to the front pastedown. There is offsetting from the leather spine samples and foxing to the tissue guard for the photographic frontispiece, else this is a Very Good copy. Of the thirty-two blank ruled pages at the end, only the first has any writing, with eight penciled orders from subscribers in Waterford, Vermont and Littleton, New Hampshire.

      [Bookseller: Clarel Rare Books]
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        Farthest NorthIn Two Volumes

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An insightful collection of travel works, being part of the Macmillan's Colonial Library collection. Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship `Fram', 1893-1896, and of a fifteen months' sleigh journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen. With an appendix by Otto Svedrup Captain of the `Fram'. Featuring a folding map to the rear of volume one. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in half crushed morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, cloth is sound, althoughboth spines are rubbed and cracked. Rear joint to volume twois strained as well front joint to volume one. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound, with some light marginal age toning. Generally clean, with the odd spot and handlingmark. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of both volumes. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Fra ghiacci e tenebre. La Spedizione Polare Norvegese 1893 - 1896. Seguita dalla relazione deL Capitano del Fram Otto Sverdrup. Versione italiana dall'originale per opera di Cesare Norsa. (Terzo volume: Con Nansen verso il Polo Nord)

      Voghera, Roma 1897 - Tre volumi. in 8°(16 x 23); bella legatura editoriale in piena tela rossa con illustrazione a colori al piatto e impressioni a secco al dorso; pp. XXX, (2),475, (3), con due carte geografiche a colori, una delle quali ripiegata; VIII, 504, (4), (4 pagine di catalogo editoriale), con 2 grandi carte geografiche a colori più volte ripiegate fuori testo; (8),630, (2); numerosissime illustrazioni incise nel testo e decine di tavole fuori testo, tra cui alcune suggestive cromolitografie su cartoncino ricavate da acquarelli e schizzi originali. Copia non perfetta, con segni del tempo alla legatura (qualche abrasione, scolorimenti), allentamenti. Il terzo volume, pubblicato nel 1900, presenta un tipo carta diverso, che tende maggiormente alla brunitura. Nel secondo volume risulta assente una tavola fuori testo indicata in indice, ma la valutazione del numero di tavole fuori testo è abbastanza complessa, in quanto il primo volume presenta invece un maggior numero di tavole fuori testo rispetto a quelle riportate in indice. E' comunque esemplare più che discreto-buono mediamente, buono al terzo volume. La terza parte, pubblicata nel 1900, non era inizialmente prevista e l'insieme è raro a trovarsi completo delle tre parti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        A photograph portrait of Nansen, by E. Bieber of Berlin and Hamburg, accompanying a copy of his “Farthest North” with his clipped signature.

      1897 - A cabinet photograph, approx. 108 x 168mm., blindstamped ‘1897’ to lower right of image, photographer’s details at foot and to verso; small stain to margin of verso (not affecting image), else in very good condition, loosely inserted into a first edition of the book, 2 vols. 8vo. pp. xv, 510 & xv, 671; port. frontis. to vol. I, photogravure frontis. to vol. II, 16 coloured plates, numerous plates and illusts. to text including many from photographs, 4 folding coloured maps; some spotting, hinges cracked, repair to one map, very good in the original green cloth, gilt, vignettes in gilt to upper covers, rubbed, creased and soiled to spine of vol. II. Provenance: Ownership inscriptions of Elizabeth and Helen M. Sturge, with the latter’s bookplate to each front pastedown. With the original signature of Fridtjof Nansen tipped in at front of vol. I. This three-quarter length studio portrait of the Arctic explorer was taken a year after his return from the Fram expedition, when he and his colleague Frederik Johansen reached a new highest north. Nansen’s account of the expedition appeared in Norwegian in 1897, immediately translated into English as “Farthest North”. According to a hand-written note by Elizabeth Sturge at the front of volume one of the present set, “Dr. Nansen stayed with us in March 1897”. A loosely inserted newspaper cutting from the Western Daily Press for May 20, 1930, contains Helen M. Sturge’s reminiscences of ‘Dr. Nansen’s Links with Bristol’. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Farthest North - 1st US Edition

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1897 - A bright set of the First US Edition in Nearly Fine condition. A most handsome and collectible documentation of historical significance. All four folded maps present. Arctic Bibliography 11983; The Nobel Laureate's account of his three-year long expedition. In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and so drift North. Given up for dead, he traveled 146 miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years. 120 full page and numerous text illus, 16 colored plates, etched portrait, photogravures, and 4 loose maps in protective pockets. Top edges gilt, two sides un-cut; Vol. 1 & 2 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "The works. Gadshill Edition. With introductions, general essay, and notes, by Andrew Lang."

      London: Chapman & Hall; New York: Scribners. [1897-1908]. "36 volumes, 8vo, contemporary 1/2 red morocco; a few minor spots and stains, minor scuffing, but generally a very good, sound set. NCBEL III, col 783: ""Contains all the original illustrations, with many additional ones by Charles Green, Henry Furniss, Maurice Grieffenhagen et al. Vols 35- 6 Miscellaneous Papers (not previously collected), edited B.W. Matz, 1908. Reprinted in edition de luxe 38 vols 1903-[8], with Forester's Life of Dickens, 2 vols added."""

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        Ensemble de 16 lettres autographes signées, manuscrit autographe, 2 Lettres signées, 3 Cartes autographes signées et 1 note autographe

      - SOUPAULT Philippe (1897-1990), écrivain, rédigea avec Breton le premier texte surréaliste. Ensemble de 16 lettres autographes signées, manuscrit autographe, 2 Lettres signées, 3 Cartes autographes signées et 1 note autographe ; adressés à René LAPORTE, 1927-18 p.1/2 in-4, 22 p. in-8. Quelques post scripta sont de la main de sa 3e femme « Ré ». 3 en-têtes des éditions Kra. Intéressante correspondance qui témoigne des multiples activités de Soupault comme écrivain, critique et journaliste. On le voit ainsi aider Laporte à monter sa maison d¿édition des « Cahiers libres » (1925-1934), l¿informer de ses déplacements (Charleville pour une Conférence sur Rimbaud ; Tunis¿) et énoncer quelques vérités : « J¿attends les poèmes. Ceux récents que j¿ai lus d¿Aragon et Eluard ne me satisfont guère. Ils sont admirablement réunis mais semblent négliger tout ce que la poésie a conquis depuis Apollinaire. Retours d¿autant plus dangereux qu¿on ne peut que les admirer à cause de leur virtuosité ». On joint 6 LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE de Ré [Meta Erna Niemeyer], troisième épouse de Soupault, célèbre photographe formée au Bauhaus. Ses lettres sont adressées à René Laporte de 1942 à 1945. Les lettres de 1942 sont relatives à l¿arrestation de Soupault, elle en explique les raisons ; dans la dernière lettre datée de New York elle les invite à venir faire des conférences aux U.S.A. et leur apprend sa séparation. On joint aussi une LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE de Marie Louise Soupault Leborgne adressée à René Laporte, Agde (s.d.) 2 p. in-4°. Très bel ensemble.

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      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited,. 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-245 [246: printer's imprint] [247-248: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank preceding half title leaf],. title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold.. Corners a bit soft, inner rear hinge tender, text block age-darkened. at edges, some sunning to spine panel, front cover bright, a near. fine copy. A quite respectable copy of this poorly manufactured book.. (#111968). First edition. "Amoral scientist discovers invisibility, but even this fails in the face of invincible obtuseness and cruelty of petty bourgeois England. Brilliant idea, memorable scenes, and vigorous chase-plot in an ambiguous (and scientifically impossible) tale." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Filmed in 1933 by James Whale with Claude Rains as the "Invisible Man" from a screen play by R. C. Sherriff, Preston Sturges and Philip Wylie (the latter two uncredited). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-163 and (2004) II-1227. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2330. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 797. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1057-61. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15039. Currey, p. 520. Hammond B4. Wells 11. Wells Society 11.

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        The Invisible Man

      Edward Arnold 1897 - First American Edition. An attractive copy with some minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is solid with no cocking to the spine. The binding is tight and the pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy in collector's condition. We buy Wells First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

      London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897, 1897. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (viii) + 246 + 2 adverts. Publisher's pictorial red cloth. Pages with the usual toning due to the poor paper stock used in production, spine sunned, covers with some rubbing and dustiness, inner joints expertly strengthened. A used, but perfectly serviceable copy of a landmark fantasy title. Wells' classic sci-fi novella is a commentary on the misuse of science for selfish ends; the famous story of a scientist who tampers with nature in his pursuit of superhuman powers. Geoffrey H. Wells [11]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [279]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. See also Haining; H.G.Wells' Scrapbook.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Emma. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson with an Introduction by Austin Dobson

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1897.. First edition thus. 8vo. xviii, 436, (2) pp. Publisher's ornately gilt decorated red cloth, peacock patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, contemporary gift inscription to the second free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, minimal wear, a very good copy. 40 black and white illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Art of the House

      George Bell and Sons, London 1897 - xii, 185pp, [3]. Very slightly later full morocco by the Guild of Women Binders, smooth back, title in gilt to spine, upper cover with gilt triple fillet border with flower head corner pieces, central double fillet lozenge with the letters L.H. to centre, surrounded by two leafy stems, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spine slightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, internally there is a gift inscription to ffep, otherwise fairly bright and clean. For the Guild of Women Bookbinders see Tidcombe, 'Women Book-Binders', Chapter Six [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance.

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial design to upper board in black. Spine a little faded, extremities rubbed, lower corners bumped, hinges cracked, endpapers and margins of contents tanned. A very good copy. First edition. With the bookplate of the American mystery writer and journalist Fulton Ousler, the author of The Greatest Story Ever Told, the basis for the 1965 film starring Max von Sydow and Charlton Heston. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Invisible Man

      C. Arthut Pearson Limited - First edition, London, 1897. Book very good, with some minor edgewear, slightly shelf-cocked, spine discolored, slight discoloration on boards, end-papers, and on the edges of some pages, front inner hinge partially cracked, slight creasing on spine. No DJ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

      original pictorial cloth, spine bumped sunned and dulled, advertisement leaf, joints cracked, leaves lightly tanned as usual, good. a scientist discovers a means to make himself invisible. The tremendous powers he thus acquires are, nevertheless, counterbalanced by unexpected disabilities; first edition; 245 pages; keywords: fiction; Wells 11 - C Arthur Pearson Ltd 1897

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