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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

      Paris: F. Hermet. [ca. 1897]. 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. . "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 online The 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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        2 Bde.: Königliche höhere Webschule zu Cottbus. Fabrikantenkursus 14. April 1896 bis 20. März 1897. Von Arnold Kolhoff aus Lobbe. Band 1: Bindungslehre und Ausgenommene Muster. Band 2: Vorträge.

      Selbstverlag, 1897.. unpag. gebundene Ausgabe. 2 original Halblederbände jeweils im Schuber. Maße: Band 1: 33,5 x 27 cm und Band 2: 32,5 x 22,5 cm. Im 1. Band befinden sich ca. 156 (62 + 94) ganzseitige Tafeln bzw. Musterseiten, dort gegenüber befindet sich jeweils eine handgeschriebene Seite und es befinden sich noch weitere handgeschriebene Seiten im Buch. Im 2. Band befinden sich zahlreiche Textabbildungen und Textmuster. Dieses Buch besteht auch aus zahlr. handgeschriebenen Seiten. Es befindet sich ein kleiner Buchbindereiaufkleber jeweils auf der Innenseite des vord. Buchdeckels: "Emil Biemel Buchbinderei u. Papierhandlung Cottbus." Einige wenige Seiten im 1. Band haben an den Rändern eine leichte Wurmspur. Der Lederrücken des 1. Bandes ist an den Rändern etwas rissig. Die meisten Tafeln sind durch ein transparentes Blatt geschützt. Es fehlen nur vereinzelt einige Musterteile.

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      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1897. 23X16. 400 Pag. Por El Marques de Valmar. Editado por la Real Academia Espanola. Encuadernacion tela editorial ilustrada. Obra de exepcional rareza. Ref 9.1 Biblioteca A.

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      Karl Baedeker Leipzig 1897 - Fourth edition. lii, 458pp, 14 maps, 18 plans and 4 floor plans, publisher's red cloth, heavily spotted,; overall a good copy. Issued c.1899. Hinrichsen D460 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. Montaner y Simon Editores. 1897. 2 Vol.23x15. (11h+277h+2h)+(8h+280h+4h). Tela, piel lomo. Magnifico Facsimile del Quijote del siglo XIX. Ref 3.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Bedrücktsein im Atelier. [1927]. [Original-Lithografie / original lithograph].

      . Conrad Felixmüller, geboren 1897 in Dresden, gestorben 1977 in Berlin-Zehlendorf. Maler des Expressionismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. (Aus der Folge: "Das Malerleben - 16 Original-Lithographien mit Pinsel und Feder", Selbstverlag, Dresden 1927. Blatt 10).. Von Conrad Felixmüller signiertes Exemplar auf stärkerem immitiertem Japanpapier. Werkverzeichnis Söhn 381. Maße Blatt: 34,1 x 23,9 cm. Maße Platte: 26,2 x 20,3 cm. Blatt rückseitig mit geringen Montageresten, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Original woodcut signed by Felixmüller. Measure sheet: 34,1 x 23,9 cm. Measure plate: 26,2 x 20,3 cm. Backside light traces of mounting, otherwise fine condition.

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        Quo Vadis

      Little Brown and Company, Boston 1897 - Limited edition to 250 copies; number 100. Full vellum bound. Printed on handmade paper. Slightly discolored white vellum with gold embossing. Gold medallion on book 1 is coming loose. Upper gold text block. Both books slightly splayed due to heavy vellum. Book 1 no longer has bookmark ribbon. Books otherwise square. No foxing or staining inside. All illustrations are covered in rice paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Earliest Known Coptic Psalter - The Text, in the Dialect of Upper Egypt, Edited from the Unique Papyrus Codex Oriental 5000 in the British Museum – a fine rebound copy.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd 1897 - This book was discovered during a probate valuation. It was tucked away to the rear of a partially hidden shelf. Although the covers had become distressed with age the interior was flawless. The book has now been professionally rebound in quarter Moroccan calf and decorated marbled boards. The spine has five gilt edged raised bands with the title contained between the first and second band in gilt on a black background. The external appearance of the book is now magnificent. The interior of the book is unaltered save for the addition of two endpapers front and rear. The page block has original marbling to all edges. The pages, themselves, are in quite remarkable condition for their age; there are no marks or notations and a complete absence of foxing. Save for the tiniest hint of shading to the edges the pages are pristine on high quality semi-glazed paper. This is by far and away the most impressive copy of this important work that we have encountered. It was limited to an edition of 350 copies; no individual number was noted. The rarity of this book speaks for itself. The images you see are high resolution photographs of the actual book. The book will be dispatched via the Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. Those from outside the UK are asked to contact us before purchasing. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ouvrages parus dans la Collection Lotus Alba. Comprising 12 titles: Jean Lorrain. LORELEY. 1897. Illustrations de Calbet, Marrold et Miittis. Double suite of plates in red and green. Enacryos. LA FLÛTE DE PAU. 1897. Illustrations de Calbet, Marrold et Miittis. Double suite of plates in red and green. J. H. Rosny. NOMAÏ. 1897. Illustrations de A. Calbet. Jean Lorrain. PRINCESSE D'ITALIE. 1898. Illustrations de M. Orazi. J. Soldanelle. BÉRÉNICE DE JUDÉE. Illustrations de A. Calibet et L. Marold. 1898. G. D'Esparbès. LE RÉGIMENT. 1898. Illustrations de A. Calbet. J. -H. Rosny. LA SILENCIEUSE. 1898. Illustrations de E. Vulliemin. William Ritter. MYRTIS ET KORINNA. 1898. Illustrations de A. Calbet. Pierre Louys. LÉDA. 1898. Illustrations de A. Calbet. Double suite of plates in red and green. Louis De Robert. LA PREMIÈRE FEMME. 1898. Illustrations de J. Dédina. Pierre Louÿs. BYBLIS. 1898. Illustrations de J. Wagrez. Double suite of plates in red and green. Pierre Louÿs. UNE VOLUPÉ NOUVELLE. 1899. Illustrations de L. Marold et J. Dedina.

      Each volume bound in matching half blue cloth, gilt over marbled boards. 14.4 x 7.6 cm. Couple of tissue guards with small tears; else a fine set.

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        Berlin. Wasmuth (1897). 2 Teile in Kassette 64 Blatt Inhalts- und Ortsverzeichnis und Textbeschreibung auf Karton. 131 farbige Abbildungen auf Karton, teils doppelseitig. (werden die Doppelseiten zweifach gezählt ergeben sich 144 Abbildungen).

      . Tafeln an oberer linker oder rechter Ecke nachträglich nummeriert, ohne die Abbildungen zu beeinträchtigen. Gelöschter Name auf Titel. Inhaltsverzeichnis mit Anmerkungen. Der Abbildungsteil ist in einem tadellosen Zustand. 2°. (48 x 32 cm). (Buchwesen). (Private Leinenkassette unter Verwendung des Titels der Original-Mappe (tadellose Facharbeit)..

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        The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini. Minutes of the court of burgomasters and schepens.

      New York, Knickerbocker Press, 1897. 7 volumes. Contemporary calf (rebacked). * Original edition. - Contains the earliest Dutch records that have been preserved of the territory included in the present city of New York. - A fine set.

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      Kelmscott Press., London 1897 - First Edition. Advertising Circular. One large leaf folded to make 8 pages, uncut. Printed in two colours in the Golden Type on handmade paper. With a large Kelmscott Press colophon on the upper leaf. One large decorative initial. Now Ready: The Earthly Paradise, in Eight Volumes. Nearly Ready: Sire Degravaunt; Sire Isumbrus. In the Press: Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs; The Water of the Wondrous Isles. In Preparation: The Sundering Flood. Books Already Printed, of which a few copies still remain for sale: The Life and Death of Jason; Beowulf; The Book of Wisdom & Lies; Sidonia The Sorceress; Godefrey of Boloyne; The Golden Legend in Three Volumes; The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye; The History of Reynard the Foxe. 34 titles, including the Chaucer, are listed as out-of-print. Of special notice is the final paragraph: KELMSCOTT BOOKS ON VELLUM. A set of all the books that have been printed on vellum at the Kelmscott Press, with the exception of Chaucer's Works, 46 volumes, price Five Hundred Pounds. A few small stains to spine margins of outer leaf; a very good, fresh copy. Peterson C47. A scarce, ephemeral item from the Press. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Rand, McNally & Co., 1897. Rand, McNally & Co., 1897. unbound. very good. Map. Color lithograph backed on linen. Image measures 22 1/8" x 34.5". Great graphic map of Alaska. Shows in great detail geographical and topographical features, towns, routes and waterways. Minor wear along original folds, chip and small tear to lower edge.

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        Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century

      , 1897. 1897. first edition. Cockerell on Woodcuts[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. [COCKERELL, Sydney C., editor]. Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.[Hammersmith: Sold by the Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1897].One of 225 paper copies, out of a total edition of 233 copies. Large quarto. xi pp., 23 leaves, 24-36 pp. Thirty-five reproductions of woodcuts printed on twenty-three leaves (rectos only). One six-line woodcut initial. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Original holland-backed blue paper boards. Title printed in black on front cover. Tips very lightly bumped, otherwise a fine copy in a gray cloth slipcase.Thirty-five reproductions of German woodcuts from books that were in the library of William Morris. Twenty-nine of these woodcuts were chosen by William Morris to illustrate a catalogue of his library, which was to have been annotated by him and printed at the Kelmscott Press. The other six were prepared for his article “On the Artistic Qualities of the Woodcut Books of Ulm and Augsburg in the Fifteenth Century” (Bibliographica I (1895), pp. 437-455), part of which is reprinted as an introduction to this book. The process blocks (with one exception) were prepared by Walker & Boutall.Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 58-59. Peterson A49. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 331, no. 49. Sparling 49. Tomkinson,p. 121, no. 49.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("P. Cambon").

      Wohl Konstantinopel, 28. II. [1897].. 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen Monsieur Daudet, möglicherweise der Schriftsteller Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897), über die politische Situation in Konstantinopel und Paris: "Vous etes bien aimable et je suis tres sensible a vos felicitations, mais je trouve qu'on parle un peu trop de l'ambassade de France a Constantinople en ce moment [ ] Ne nous deciderons-nous jamais en France a regarder au dehors et sommes-nous condamnes eternellement a ne voir le danger que la maison brule? [ ] On s'en prend beaucoup trop au Gouvernement, il me semble, et l'opinion Francaise devait s'en prendre un peu a elle-meme d'avoir ignore des choses dans les autres Gouvernements". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; papierbedingt leicht gebräunt.

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        The Pink Fairy Book

      London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1897. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. Octavo. Original pink cloth with gilt titles and illustration to spine and front board, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated frontispiece, and numerous vignette and full page illustrations in the text throughout by H. J. Ford. A few faint marks to cloth, with the spine a little faded but considerably less so than usual, gilt only a little dulled, repair to hinges, some foxing mostly to end leaves, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A very good copy with the cloth colour presenting much more evenly between spine and boards than is common with this title. First edition, first impression, of the fifth instalment in Lang's Fairy Books series. Lang notes in his Preface that, "Mr Ford, as usual, has drawn the monsters and mermaids, the princes and giants, and the beautiful princesses, who, the Editor thinks, are, if possible, prettier than ever.

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        Dry Fly Entomology

      9 New Bridge Street, Ludgate Circus, EC, London: Vinton & Co, 1897. 9 New Bridge Street, Ludgate Circus, EC, London: Vinton & Co, 1897 A Brief Description of Leading Types of Natural Insects serving a food for Trout and Grayling with the 100 best Patterns of Floating Flies and various methods of dressing them. In dark blue half leather with blue cloth, lightly bumped and worn, a few tiny marks, corners lightly bumped, titles in gilt to top cover. New spine, titles in gilt. Internally ink name and attractive bookplate to fpd (John Hargreaves), a small amount of foxing to half title, faintest of browning to titlepage edge and onwards, half title present, title page with red and black inks, [2], (xii), 314 pp, 28 pls, 1 large pull out chart, [1] adverts. 18 B&W and 10 coloured plates, lots of illustrations in text, many pages unopened. A nice copy. (OCLC 38536407)Halford [formerly Hyam], Frederic Michael, angler and writer on fly-fishing, did not invent dry-fly-fishing: it had been practiced for some years in several parts of England. But techniques were still primitive and haphazard, equipment was defective, and there was little guidance in books. It was Halford's achievement to pull together the many practices and ideas, to systematize them, and to add a number of new elements. See ODNB for a full Bio

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        Zwingliana. Mitteilungen zur Geschichte Zwinglis und der Reformation (ab Bd. VI: Beiträge zur Geschichte Zwinglis, der Reformation und des Protestantismus in der Schweiz) Bd. 1 - XIV (ohne VII) 13 Bde..

      Zürich, Zürcher und Furrer, Berichthaus u.a., 1897-1978. Gr.-8°, je ca. 500 S., einige Abb. u. Taf., Bd. I, II HLwd., restl. eingeprägter Plakette., Min. beschienen, tadell. Preis in CHF: 550. Hrsg. von der Vereinigung für das Zwinglimuseum (später: Zwingliverein)

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        Japan Described and Illustrated By the Japanese Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars

      J.B. Millet Co., Boston, MA: (1897-98) - 15 section (volume) set, 260 illustrations which includes 30 albumen photographs hand colored and 15 color collotypes (by K. Ogawa of flowers), 382 pp. Bound in pictorial stiff paper wraps backed in red cloth, Japanese fan-fold (i.e. uncut double pages) and containing the insert cautioning not to cut the pages. The plates are not numbered but this particular edition contains the five K. Ogawa flower collotypes which are normally not found in 10 volume sets. Section one has large chip to head of front panel, #14 chip to rear upper corner and #15 heavy chipping along bottom edge and smaller chip to front panel of wrappers, with some overall toning to wrappers, only minute wear to spines, otherwise a very nice worthwhile set. Folio

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        QUEEN VICTORIA [signed binding]

      London: Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1897. London: Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1897. 200pp., color frontispiece handsomely bound by MacLehose of Glasgow in full blue-green crushed morocco, raised bands with compartments pictorially stamped in gilt depicting various crowns, inner gilt dentelles over marbled paper, top edge gilt, illustrated with rich engravings with printed tissue guards. A lovely copy with only one corner bumped, and a few leaves showing a bit of off-setting from engravings which depict Queen Victoria from childhood on.. Small Folio.

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        Auf Schneeschuhen durch Grönland. Autorosirte [!] deutsche Übersetzung von M. Mann.

      Hamburg, Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei Actien-Gesellschaft, 1897.. Zweite Ausgabe. 2 Bände. Gr.-8vo. 2 Bll., 400 S.; IV, 455 S. Mit Porträt-Tafel, 159 teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen im Text und 4 gefalteten, farbig lithographierten Karten. Illustrierte Orig.-Leinwandbände mit goldgeprägten Deckel- und Rückentiteln und gesprenkeltem Schnitt;. Originalausgabe. - Titel von Bd. 2 und die Karten mit leichtem Anflug von Stockflecken, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        The Writings in Prose and Verse

      New York; (1897-1932): Charles Scribner's Sons New York; (1897-1932): Charles Scribner's Sons "The Outward Edition" limited to only 204 copies signed by Kipling, printed on Japan vellum. This is considered the first edition of this set as it was later reprinted at least six times or more in the years 1898, 1899, 1905 through to 1926. 34 volumes signed by Kipling in volume #34. Most likely a presentation set as no other set has been located signed by Kipling. The first eleven volumes were printed by the The De Vinne Press The later volumes were printed by Scribner Press issued individually shortly after their respective trade appearances throughout Kipling‘s career. In both the first editions and the reprinting, volumes in this set differ widely from the arrangement and illustrations of the Trade and Uniform editions. The present set is beautifully bound by Stikeman & Co. for Charles Scribner’s Sons in a rich 3/4 navy blue crushed morocco over light blue cloth, three raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Volume number one contains a special preface and introduction not included in any previous edition and two stories not previously collected but included in the serial publication "Bitters Neat". Included within volumes 6, 13, 14, 17, and 20 are first editions of a variety of stories. Volume 20 also includes the first appearance in book form of "The Tabu Tale" which was first printed in the Windsor Magazine. From the library of esteemed Bishop Garfield Bromley Oxnam. A excellent set. [Stewart, p. 560]. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Octavo.

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        Original drawing of Dmitry Shostakovich executed in pencil by Alexander Kostomolotsky (1897/8-1975). On art paper, signed with the artist's initials

      . 205 x 149 mm. With the autograph signature of Shostakovich beneath the drawing.. Kostomolotsky also executed drawings of Kabalevsky and other Russian composers; he and Shostakovich were friends. "[Shostakovich] is generally regarded as the greatest symphonist of the mid-20th century, and many of his string quartets, concertos, instrumental and vocal works are also firmly established in the repertory. " David Fanning and Laurel Fay in Grove online

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        Original head-and-shoulders drawing by Alexander Kostomolotsky (1897/8- 1975) of the composer in right profile in black crayon. Undated, but ca. 1945-50. Signed by the artist with initials

      . Sheet size 217 x 153 mm. With the autograph signature of the composer in pencil below the portrait.. "Kabalevsky, like Prokofiev and Shostakovich, wrote a great deal of music for the emerging genre of films with sound... It was during the 1930s that Kabalevsky's style was defined; although Prokofiev served as a model to a certain extent... Kabalevsky's most valuable legacy lies in the field of children's music, not only in terms of the many works he wrote for young performers but also in his development of a system of musical education for children. Some of his children's songs became musical symbols of the Soviet age (Chetvyorka druzhnaya rebyat ('The Band of Four Friends') and Shkol niye godi ('Schooldays') in particular) while several of his numerous instrumental concertos written for young musicians gained worldwide popularity." Dina Grigor yevna Daragan in Grove online Kostomolotsky also executed drawings of other Russian composers, including Shostakovich, with whom he was friends.

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        The Writings in Prose and Verse

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York; (1897-1932) - "The Outward Edition" limited to only 204 copies signed by Kipling, printed on Japan vellum. This is considered the first edition of this set as it was later reprinted at least six times or more in the years 1898, 1899, 1905 through to 1926. 34 volumes signed by Kipling in volume #34. Most likely a presentation set as no other set has been located signed by Kipling. The first eleven volumes were printed by the The De Vinne Press The later volumes were printed by Scribner Press issued individually shortly after their respective trade appearances throughout Kipling?s career. In both the first editions and the reprinting, volumes in this set differ widely from the arrangement and illustrations of the Trade and Uniform editions. The present set is beautifully bound by Stikeman & Co. for Charles Scribner?s Sons in a rich 3/4 navy blue crushed morocco over light blue cloth, three raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Volume number one contains a special preface and introduction not included in any previous edition and two stories not previously collected but included in the serial publication "Bitters Neat". Included within volumes 6, 13, 14, 17, and 20 are first editions of a variety of stories. Volume 20 also includes the first appearance in book form of "The Tabu Tale" which was first printed in the Windsor Magazine. From the library of esteemed Bishop Garfield Bromley Oxnam. A excellent set. [Stewart, p. 560] Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Etoiles De Mer

      Paris: H. Simonis Empis, 1897. Paris: H. Simonis Empis, 1897. Circa 1897. Preface by Abel Hermant. Folio, color pictorial wrappers, a little worn at edges. One of 25 numbered and signed copies with 27 seaside cartoons in color. Guillaume was a leading turn of the century caricaturist and painter of French society and theater and advertising poster designer. His works were published in Gil Blas, Le Rire, L'Assiette au Beurre and Le Figaro Illustré. . Color Pictorial Wrappers. About Fine. Illus. by Albert Guillaume. Folio.

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        The Water of the Wondrous Isles

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1897. Large quarto. Original limp vellum with yapp edges, titles to spine gilt, green silk ties. Elaborate woodcut borders and ornaments entirely designed by William Morris, "except the initial words Whilom & Empty, which were completed from his unfinished designs by R. Catterson-Smith" (Colophon). Text printed in red and black Chaucer type in double columns, with a few lines in Troy type and shoulder-notes in red. Some faint spots to edges of contents, vellum typically bowed. An excellent copy. First edition, one of 250 copies printed on Batchelor hand-made paper out of a limited edition of 256 copies. Morris's prose romance tells of the adventures of a naked heroine, Birdalone, who escapes from the claws of a witch and travels to a series of fantasy lands, including the Isle of Increase Unsought, which holds a critical mirror to Victorian Britain. With the bookplate of soap manufacturer and book collector William Malin Roscoe (1857–1915) designed by Edmund Hort New (1871–1931) in the same year the Kelmscott Press published The Water of the Wondrous Isles. Birmingham Group artist New provided design work for the Kelmscott Press from 1895 and illustrated Mackail's biography of Morris, which was published in 1901.

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        The Physiocrats

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1897. London - Macmillan and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. %0D%0AA first edition of this collection of seix lectures on the economistes of eighteenth-century France. %0D%0APresentation copy (blindstamp to title page). %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a cloth binding with motif to front pastedown. Externally, smart, though with some bumping and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few instances of foxing. Scattered institutional ink stamps throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Dracula Bram Stoker 1897 Archibald

      Archibald Constable and Company, 1897 . This book is in good condition. There is some darkening and wear to the outside boards. There is some wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The "Shoulder of Shasta" ad is present in the back. There is a signature in the front, and no bookplates or markings of any other kind. There is some foxing. This is an early printing of the first edition printed by Archibald and Constable in 1897. A hard to find copy of Stoker's classic work.

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        The Makers of Florence: Dante, Giotto, Savonarola and Their City

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1897. London - Macmillan and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated work on the three famous Florentines, in an armorial prize binding. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. With several illustrated plates and illustrations in the text throughout. With a Birkenhead School prize presentation label to the front pastedown, awarded to H. Ashcroft for Geography, dated 1898. Condition: In a full calf armorial binding. Externally, smart with just some shelfwear and wear to the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered light foxing prominent to the endpapers and plates. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Woodland Life

      William Blackwood and Sons, London and Edinburgh, 1897. First edition, an un-recorded variant of Thomas' most uncommon first book, which is not noted in Eckert, but generally corresponds to the second issue but with cream endpapers, instead of the typical black. 234pp + ii publisher's advertisements. Decorated olive-green buckram lettered in gilt at spine and in black at upper board. Publisher's imprint ("Edinburgh") in gilt to base of spine. Frontispiece. A little spotting and browning to one blank preliminary and some very light occasional spotting throughout. An unusually crisp copy. No dust wrapper, as issued. Thomas' most uncommon first book, comprising eleven essays and a diary covering the period April 1895-April 1896. See Eckert 185-187.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Acid Sisters

      Olney - Thomas Wright, 1897. Olney - Thomas Wright, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractive first edition of this collection of poems by Thomas Wright. With a decorative title page printedin green and yellow. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Works of Joseph Butler, D. C. L

      Oxford - The Clarendon Press, 1897. Oxford - The Clarendon Press, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very smart set of the works of Joseph Butler, the English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. Butler (1692 - 1752) is known, among other things, for his critique of Thomas Hobbes's egoism and John Locke's theory of personal identity. During his life and after his death, Butler influenced many philosophers, including David Hume, Thomas Reid, and Adam Smith. He is most famous for his Fifteen Sermons Preached at the Rolls Chapel (1726) and Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed (1736), both of which may be found in these volumes. First edition. An uncommon set that is scarcely found complete. Condition: In full cloth bindings. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Neat ink inscription, dated 1969, to front free endpaper of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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      Springfield, Mass: Ca late 1930s / early 1940s.. Springfield, Mass:. Ca late 1930s / early 1940s.. Images: 6-3/4" x 9-3/8", with 3-4 line captions underneath. Photos mounted back to back with wire rod at top, in flip-frame, all housed in a zipper-closed full leather "Sales-Pac" display portfolio [13-3/4" x 12-1/4"], manufactured by The Heinn Company.. Modest wear to the portfolio - VG+. Photographs - Nr Fine.. This a presumed company-issued production, no doubt targeted for those who already owned an Indian Motorcycle franchise, or generated for traveling company reps, allowing prospective buyers, such as police departments, to view the entire product line. We find no bibliographical record of another such album being offered, and believe the album to have been produced in limited numbers. & & This visual offering begins with the Indian Thirty-Fifty, Model 540. The grouping of photos include the models and new features of each cycle available. Some have been airbrushed to delete the backgrounds and insure a faithful representation. These include the: Model 337-Standard Indian Y Chief; Model 637-Standard Sport Scout 45; Model 437-Sport Indian Four; Model 537-Indian Junior Scout; Model 237- Standard Indian Scout 45. Next are the photographs showing the special models for that year (with the above models being factory direct). They include; Indian Police Special Seventy-four; Police Special Indian Four; Indian Four (model 441 with four-cylinder air-cooled in-line engine"); Indian Chief Seventy-four (Model 341); Standard Body Indian Dispatch Car; Large Body Indian Dispatch Car; Indian Thirty-fifty (Model 540); Indian Sport Scout 45 (Model 641); Indian Thirty-fifty (Model 541); Side Van Commercial Indian Motorcycle; Indian Police Car; Indian Dispatch Tow Model DT-27; Indian Dispatch Tow Model DT-33; Indian Dispatch Tow Model DT-29, etc. The DT models are all three-wheel vehicles for either police use or delivery companies. Many of the remainder of the photographs show Indian Motorcycles in use, with numerous pictures of various police departments that had adopted Indians for their use. Some of the police departments include Denver Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Iowa Highway Patrol, Illinois State Highway Maintenance Police, New York City Police, Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol. Massachusetts State Police. In the mid- 30s Indian was in fierce competition with Harley-Davidson to provide police departments across the county with motorcycles. Also included are various transformations of the Dispatch Models including a fine one of a fleet of the custom built DTs for the Biltmore Florist of Los Angeles. There is also an armored Indian with armored side car (with two police officers seated and machine guns jutting out the front), another full page photograph of a fleet or armored motorcycles in Peru, and one racing photograph and one rally photograph& & The "Indian Motorcycle Co.", represented visually herein by a birds-eye view of their factory in Springfield, MA, was originally founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee in 1897, manufacturing bicycles. Carl Oscar Hedstrom joined in 1900. Both Hendee & Hedstrom were former bicycle racers and manufacturers, and they teamed up to produce a motorcycle with a 1.75 bhp, single-cylinder engine; this was accomplished in Hendee's home town of Springfield. The bike was successful and sales increased dramatically during the next decade. In 1901, a prototype and two production units of the diamond framed Indian Single were successfully designed, built & tested. The first Indian motorcycles, having chain drives and streamlined styling, were sold to the public in 1902. In 1903, Indian's cofounder and chief engineer Oscar Hedstrom set the world motorcycle speed record (56 mph). The Scout and Chief V-twins, introduced in the early 1920s, became the Springfield firm's most successful models. Designed by Charles B. Franklin, the middleweight Scout and larger Chief shared a 42-degree V- twin engine layout. Both models gained a reputation for strength and reliability. In 1930, Indian merged with Du Pont Motors. DuPont Motors founder E. Paul DuPont ceased production of duPont automobiles and concentrated the company's resources on Indian. Models of that era had Indian's famous head-dress logo on the gas tank. Indian's huge Springfield factory was known as the Wigwam, and native American imagery was much used in advertising. In 1940, Indian sold nearly as many motorcycles as its major rival, Harley-Davidson. At the time, Indian represented the only true American-made heavyweight cruiser alternative to Harley-Davidson. [Wiki]. & & Indian's most popular models were the Scout, made from 1920 to 1946, and the Chief, made from 1922 to 1953. Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt in 1953. Today, the vintage cycle enjoys much popularity amongst enthusiasts, with models from the era displayed herein being offered for 5-figure sums. & & A fascinating and well-preserved original photograph album, which visually documents the late 30s / early 40s Indian Motorcycle company, & its impressive product line, as existed during the company's heyday.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        L'Image 1896-1897 : Revue Artistique et Litteraire : Ornée De Figures Sur Bois Paraissant [12 Issues Leather Bound as one]

      Chez Floury, Paris, 1897. Chez Floury, Paris, 1897. 12 individually published copies of the landmark magazine of late 19th century French art and literature, handsomely bound into one volume with green leather, with 5 raised bands on the spine, gold stamping, and marblized endpapers. Some rubbing to the corners and a few of the bands on the spine. Three pages in the first issue have two-inch tears at the edges. Else, all issues appear to be intact and in fine condition with only the expected light browning to the pages associated with age. The cover of the October issue (number 11) is designed by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. Texts in French, with numerous illustrations, beautifully printed.. Leather Bound. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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      A. S. Barnes and company, New York 1897 - 8vo. [viii], 283p. Bound by Battershall in full tan morocco, a.e.g., the spine with stylized title and leaves in gilt, the vines surround the bands and trail onto the covers, dentelles of trailing vines with the Battershall bat logo on the turn-in, vellum flyleaves With the bookplate of Fletcher Battershall Vellum flyleaves a little wrinkled, else fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Child World

      Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1897. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1897. Later printing. Hardcover. Very good. Later printing. Hardcover. 12mo. 209pp., [14]pp publisher catalog. Frontis illustration. Red cloth hardcover with gilt border and title stamped on front cover. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Top edge gilt. Light edge wear to cloth head and base of spine. Light soil to front cover. Illustrated rooster book plate of John F. Mitchell, Jr. Greenfield Indiana located on the front paste down. Inscribed by Riley on the right front end sheet. "For Mr and Mrs. John F. Mitchell. With best greetings of their old friend James Whitcomb Riley - Indianapolis, Oct. 9 1896." Association copy. John F. Mitchell was the editor and publisher of the Hancock Democrat located in Greenfield Indiana. He took over his father's company, the Wm. Mitchell Printing Company, in 1890. Before John Mitchell took over his father's business, James Whitcomb Riley had an office at the company and wrote some of his early poems there. John F. Mitchell, Jr. joined his father's business in 1907.

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        Publications of the Imperial Earthquake Investigation Committee in foreign languages. No. 1 - 26 in 5 volumes.

      Tokyo 1897-1908.. 5 Bände, je Band rund 1000 Testseiten mit sehr zahlreichen Beilagen, gefalteten Tafeln, Diagrammen, Konstruktionszeichnungen und photographischen Abbildungen. 4° Halbleinen d. Zt. mit RTitel (geringe Alterungs- oder Gebrauchsspuren). * Aus dem Inhalt: Variation of latitude at Tokyo - The scope of the vulcanological survey of Japan - Earthquake measurement in a brick building - Horizontal pendulum observations of earthquakes - Seismic triangulation in Tokyo - Annual and diurnal variations of seismic frequency in Japan - Deflection and vibration of railway bridges - Vibration of railway carriages - The great Indian earthquake of 1905. - Veröffentlichung der Imperial University Tokyo in englischer Sprache, viele der Beiträge stammen von dem Institutsleiter und bedeutenden Erdebebenforscher F. Omori

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1897

      John Wisden & Co. 1897 - Thirty-fourth edition. Original paper wrappers, very soiled and creased with top right corner missing, respined with brown binder's paper. A good, clean copy internally.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        The Secret Rose

      Dodd, Mead & Co, New York 1897 - An attractive copy of this early work by Yeats, which has benefitted from some restoration to the hinges and the cloth, mostly along the spine. Beautiful gilt design on the cover after Althea Gyles, with a frontis and six other plates after work by Jack Yeats. An early prose work, drawing on the Celtic tradition, by one of Ireland's most prominent poets. Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Thomas Bates and the Kirklevington Shorthorns. A Contribution to the History of Pure Durham Cattle

      Newcastle upon Tyne Robert Redpath 1897. G : in good plus condition without dust jacket. Corners bumped. Contents clean and tight - occasional pages uncut Large paper edition Brown decorated gilt hardback cloth cover 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7"). 513pp. Copiously illustrated with 6 tissue-guarded plates, 2 maps, folding tables and numerous vignettes.

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        2 ALsS ("Ziehrer").

      Mondsee, 1897. - Large 8vo. Altogether 2 pp. With two autogr. envelopes. To a musician named Fritz Rezac. - Slightly browned due to paper.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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