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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The African Millionaire. Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay.

      Grant Richards, London 1897 - First Edition, first printing of this elusive Queen's Quorum title. 317pp + ii publisher's catalogue at rear. Ribbed green cloth gilt lettered and handsomely decorated. With sixty-six drawings in the text. Top edge gilt, others rough-trimmed. Half-title and rear endpaper lightly browned and with a tiny dealer plate to front pastedown. Cloth lightly chafed at head and base of spine and several other extremities and with the occasional light blemish to leaf margins. A very good copy. Twelve stories featuring Colonel Clay "the first important rogue in short crime fiction who is the hero, not a subsidiary character, villain or anti-hero" - Encyclopaedia of Mystery and Detection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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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."

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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]

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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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        The Beetle

      Skeffington & Son, London 1897 - 8vo., 128 x 192mm. Red cloth with green border to the front board, gilt blind stamped title and black and green image of a beetle and author's name. The spine has a similar gilt stamped title and author and publisher name in black together with two images of the 'eye of horus'. The rear board is blind stamped with a Skeffington's device in black. Green floral endpapers viii, 351pp with tissue guarded black and white frontispiece. The book is in very good condition with rubbing to the fore edge corners, shoulders and fore edges and chipped creases to spine tips. There is a 5mm split to bottom of the rear shoulder. The spine has been bumped above the title, below the authors name and adjacent to the lower eye. There is also a bump that can be felt rather than seen half way down the fore edge corner. Internally, the book is very good with a small gift inscription dated October 1897 to the front pastedown and a little light toning to the free endpapers. There is also a 5 x 2mm hole and 5mm closed tear along the bottom edge margin of the frontispiece, some spotting to the tissue guard and title page as well as a 6mm spot running from the verso of the f.f.e.p. through to the half title. Otherwise the book is generally very clean. All in all a very nice example of one of the best selling novels of the late Nineteenth Century that out sold even Dracula and influenced may later writers of gothic/supernatural tales. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshelf Online]
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        History of the Horn Book by Andrew W. Tuer - 1897

      - London: :Leadenhal Press, 1897. 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. Cloth. Colored illustration on title page; 300 illustrations;published by two other publishers, one of which was located in New York. The book gives history of the horn-book with accompanying illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SECRET ROSE

      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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        A TRIP TO VENUS: A NOVEL

      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. .

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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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        THE AMERICAN WOODS, EXHIBITED BY ACTUAL SPECIMENS AND WITH COPIOUS EXPLANATORY TEXT. PART VII (Pacific Region).

      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]

      [Bookseller: Jim Hodgson Books]
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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. .

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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]

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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]

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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.

      Librairie Charpentier Et Fasquelle 1897 - In-8 carré ( 240 X 190 mm ) de 120 pages, percaline vert tendre à la bradel, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron, de filets et de la date dorés, pièce de titre de basane noire, couverture illustrée en couleurs par Alphonse MUCHA et dos conservés, tête dorée. ( Reliure signée de DURVAND ). Très bel exemplaire de l'édition originale enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé de Edmond ROSTAND à Emile RONDEAU. envoi Litterature edition-originale autographe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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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