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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.

      [Bookseller: Exquisite Corpse, Booksellers]
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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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        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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Angela Sülzen]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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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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      Archibald Constable & Co, London 1897 - Later issue, printed on the thicker paper found in the first issue, but with the 16 pages of adverts to the rear. The book is bound in the original yellow cloth, lettered and bordered in red, the cloth is slightly bubbled in places, with minor bumping to the corners and spine ends, a few marks and minor fading to the spine. The text block is slightly foxed and dusty, there is a bookplate to the front pastedown as well as some notes written in pencil. A novel which still possesses the power to chill the reader 117 years after it was first published, the first edition was a fragile production and the yellow boards are highly susceptible to staining and sunning, this is a very good example. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J and M Books Limited]
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        The Beetle

      London, Skeffington. 1897. London, Skeffington. 1897, 1897. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark red cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board. Decorated in green and black with a striking egyptian eye motif and, naturally enough, a large beetle to the front board. Faded to spine, bumped to spine ends, minor edgewear, a strong, handsome copy of a scarce book. Internally clean, patterned endpapers, frontis. with tissue guard, front inner paper-joint cracked. This copy bears the ownership inscription of the publisher Harold E. Skeffington, dated September 1897, to the half title. One of the best selling novels of the late nineteenth century; The Beetle remained in print for over 60 years, effortlessly outselling its now far better known competition, a certain Dracula being amongst them. Subsequent literary endeavours by people like Boothby and Rohmer clearly owe a lot to Marsh's really rather high calibre tale of evil oriental interlopers with insidious powers and sinister intentions. A handsome association copy of an important book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Rivierias

      nbsp;London -George Allen, 1897. nbsp;London -George Allen, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming guide to the French Rivieras including Genoa, Cannes and Monaco. From the author of 'Walks in London', 'The Churches of Rome' and 'Days near Rome'. Includes chapters on Marseilles, Castellare and Cathedral of Genoa. With sixty-seven woodcuts. Condition: In original cloth binding. Externally, bumping and shelf wear with slight rubbing to boards. Internally, firmlybound withslight offsetting to pastedowns. Copperplate inscription to the front free endpaper dated 1899. Otherwise very bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Lad's Love

      London - Bliss Sands and Co, 1897. London - Bliss Sands and Co, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of short love stories from Scottish author Samuel Rutherford Crockett. With numerous plates throughout. Titles include Four Letters, The Ghost Walk, A Poacher's Night and I Make Love in Earnest. Number 16 of one hundred copies. Condition: In a half paper-vellum binding. Externally quite smart,with some marks to the boards and some light wear to the corners. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to verso of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot (heavier to first and last few pages). Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Comic History of England

      - London - Bradbury, Agnew and Evans, 1897. - London - Bradbury, Agnew and Evans, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three illustrated volumes of Beckett's Comic Histories of Rome and England. Gilbert Abbott Beckett (9 January 1811 30 August 1856) was an English humorist, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. A'Beckett's intention, as stated in the Preface, was to 'blend amusement with instruction, by serving up, in as palatable a shape as he could, the facts of English History. 'With chapters on many influential moments in history, including the reign of Elizabeth I, the Treaty of Utrecht, The Great Fire of London and much more. Illustrated throughout with 30 coloured plates (collated complete) and numerous illustrations in the text by John Leech. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In decorative blue cloth bindings. Externally, sound, thoughwith some marks and cloth repairs to the heads of two spines. Wear to the head and tailof theother spine. Bumping to the extremities, and some sunning to the spine also. Hinges tender. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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      Wien, 4. IV. 1897.. 1 S. Qu.-4to.. Gedruckt namens der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien; die Einsegnung des am 3. April verstorbenen Komponisten fand in der evangelischen Kirche A. B. in Wien I, Dorotheergasse 18, statt: "Die Leiche wird sodann auf den Centralfriedhof überführt und daselbst beigesetzt".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Maxim aerial Torpedo. A new system of throwing high exposives from ordnance, and some recent improvements in smokeless powders

      London, 1897. b/w photographic frontispiece, b/w plates. Oblong folio. (5) 33 pp. plus 16 plates. Hudson Maxim was the brother of Hiram (Maxim machine gun) and a developer of modern smokeless powder and other high explosives, the rights to which he eventually sold to Dupont. In this work, apparently published privately, his “aerial torpedoes” are essentially giant naval guns charged with his new smokeless powder, designed to shoot massive shells (up to 1000 pounds) loaded with gun cotton. The photographic frontispiece shows partially burned particles of smokeless powder. The pages are printed on recto only. Text and illustrations are precise, technical, yet still understandable - as Hudson, with rigorous logic, frames his airtight argument for smokeless powder and aerial torpedoes. With the bookplate of Wican Library on the front pastedown, their blindstamp in the lower corner of the title page, small ink stamp on the verso, and no other markings. Bound in blue cloth with gold cover and spine lettering. Light wear to spine ends. Most unusual.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Cambridge Described and Illustrated

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1897. London - Macmillan and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound copy of this history of Cambridge. With numerous plates and illustrations throughout, including floor plans, sketches and maps. In a Macmillan and Bowes binding (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally smart, though a trifle rubbed to the spine. Some marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Longest Reign on Record - a Pair of Souvenir kerchiefs commemorating Queen Victoria's reign and the British Commonwealth

      , 1897.. 1897.. Very good condition. Interesting souvenirs of "The Longest Reign In British History", a pair of commemorative kerchiefs celebrating Queen Victoria's reign from 1837 to 1897 as Britain's longest serving monarch. One kerchief is dated "1837", the year of her accession to the throne, and a youthful Queen is surrounded by pictorial innovations of the day, e.g., 'Hand weaving', 'Across the Atlantic over 21 days', 'Hand printing press 100 copies per day', 'Wooden Walls, the 5th vincent warship' and embellished in the corners by the animals depicting the colonies of Australia (with a wonderful lithographic depiction of a kangaroo), Canada (Bison), India (Elephant), Africa (Lion). 13" x 14". & & The second kerchief is dated "1897", showing a more portly Queen surrounded by the innovations of the late 19th century, e.g., 'Maxim Gun 600 shots per minute', Across the Atlantic 5 1/2 days passage', 'Cutting and binding machine', 'Telegraphist 100 miles per minute', 'Machine loom weaving', 'Britain's Ironclad The Majestic', 'Printing machine 50,000 copies per hour' and embellished in the corners with the crests of each colony, including Australia, Canada, India and Africa. Being prior to Federation, the Australian crest is mainly New South Wales, with a cross and 5 stars, a hanging sheep, a clipper ship, an anchor and a sheaf of wheat. 12 1/2 " x 13". Lithograph in black on white cotton, very clean and fresh. The first kerchief with rust marks at top edge from push pins, one small tear (1/4") in upper right, not affecting text or designs.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Meine Reise in den brasilianischen Tropen. Mit zwei Karten, 4 Tafeln, 18 Vollbildern und 60 Textabbildungen zum Theil nach Photographien der Reisegesellschaft und Zeichnungen der Verfassering.

      Berlin, Verlag Dietrich Reimer, 1897.. EA. Kl4°. 542 S. m. Titelportät (sehr schönes Lichtdruck-Portrait des damaligen brasilianischen Kaisers Dom Pedro II unter Schutzblatt (Chemise). Ill. O-Leinen m. Goldpr. Goldschnitt. Schmuckvorsätze (Goldprägung). Lesefaden. Einbandkanten leicht bestoßen. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung der Prinzessin in Portugiesich "A sua querida prima Isabel, digna filha do seu Pai, a autora. Novembro 1897". Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.. Als Widmungsexemplar eine besondere Rarität.

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      Boston: J.B. Millet Company, 1897. Boston: J.B. Millet Company, 1897. The "Edition De Luxe" Limited to 750 copies, this No. 372, Section 1. Very fine and bright condition with trifling rub. A stunning set in lovely condition. The "Edition De Luxe" Limited to 750 copies, this No. 372, Section 1. Ten volumes. Folio (16" tall). Illustrated with matted collotype prints and many hand-colored albumen photographs, many matted, also with ten color xylograph reproductions of Japanese paintings. Each volume bound in a different color of color-blocked silk over beveled boards tied with silk ribbons. "...this pinnacle of fine book production is one of the most beautifully crafted of all photographically illustrated books... The volumes' art advisor was Okakura Kakuzo, called 'the William Morris of Japan' for his role in documenting and preserving the arts and crafts of his homeland. Okahira was the director of Tokyo's Imperial Art School and curator of the Imperial Household Museum; as a student at Tokyo University, he had been a disciple of the transplanted Bostonian Ernest Fenollosa, one of the greatest Japonists of all time." (Sheila Foster. et. al. Imaging Paradise, p. 123.).

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        The Invisible Man

      New York: Edward Arnold, 1897. New York: Edward Arnold, 1897. First American Edition; with some minor textual differences and an epilogue not included in the English edition. Some cloth soiling and wear; some old, hardly noticeable mending to the front endpaper; very good in a custom clamshell box. Presentation copy; inscribed by Wells with two drawings, ?[drawing of a fireplace and a chair and a steaming bowl] To J. Maclaren Cobban, from H.G. Wells [drawing of a small figure - presumably Wells - with a bowl labeled ?GRUEL?] When they were both ill. 1898.? Cobban was primarily a novelist of adventure and fantasy fiction, and was also a contributor to the Strand Magazine. Inscribed copies of the Wells ?scientific romances? are especially scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        La naissance de la paix par Rene Descartes

      With an Important Inscription by Aragon Explicating the History of the Text (Aragon, Louis 1897-1982). La Naissance de la Paix par Rene Descartes: ballet danse au chateau royal de Stockholm le jour de la naissance de Sa Majeste (1649). Paris: Bibliotheque Francaise pour les amis de l'auteur, J. Dumoulin, (1946). Copy #128 of 300 signed by Aragon. In addition, this copy bears a full-page inscription Aragon. 4to. Original wrappers, glassine. 34p. plus colophon. With an inscription which reveals the bibliographic history of the original [translation]: "Your father has requested that I write a poem on the dance for you. It is not possible because I am incapable, but this book is on dance. It is a description of a ballet by Rene Descarte written in 1649 for the birthday of the Queen of Sweden. There must be a manuscript in Stockholm, but I based my writing on a manuscript which existed before the war in the Bibliotheque Nationale, which has since vanished. Here I have expanded the text with comments. For precious Sandra for when she is a big girl who will charm the world with her dancing. Signed, Aragon 18 June 1977." When Rene Descartes was 54, he went to Stockholm at the invitation of Queen Christina. It is said that because Descartes refused to dance at a court ball, Queen Christina charged him with writing the verses for a court ballet, La Naissance de la Paix. The ballet was composed for performance on 8 December 1649, the 23rd birthday of the Queen. It celebrates the Peace of Westphalia at the end of the Thirty Years' war, which was more or less won by Sweden. According to a recent study by Richard Watson, "the evidence of Descartes' authorship is virtually nonexistent... Almost certainly the ballet was written by Helie Poirier, a professional writer of French verse." References: Watson, Richard A,. Descartes's Ballet (2007).

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        The Sack of Monte Carlo

      Bristol - Arrowsmith, 1897. Bristol - Arrowsmith, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Thescarcefirst edition of this adventure novel by Walter Frith. Walter Frith (1857-1941) was a barrister and author, who wrote numerous plays but only three novels. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some bumping and a couple of marks. Discoloration to rear board and spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some occasional instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Robinson on Gavelkind: The Common Law of Kent, or The Customs of Gavelkind

      London - Butterworth and Co., 1897. London - Butterworth and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this late Victorian work on English common law. Fifth Edition. 'With additions relating to the Borough-English andsimilar customs'. Condition: In a Birmingham Law Society cloth binding. Externally, smart with just some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Clean with just the odd spot or mark. Birmingham Law Society bookplate to the front pastedown and institutional stamps to several pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Historic Studies in Vaud, Berne and Savoy

      London - Chatto and Windus, 1897. London - Chatto and Windus, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce complete set of Historic Studies in Vaud, Berne and Savoy From Roman Times to Voltaire, Rousseau and Gibbon by General Meredith Read. With sixteen illustrations to volume one, fifteen to volume two. First edition. In two volumes complete. With a memoir of the author to front, also explaining the delay of the publication due to the death of the author in December 1896. Followed by A Word to the Reader. With publisher's catalogue dated April 1897 to rear of volume one. Bookseller's labels to front pastedowns. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping and minor wear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. One hinge tender, three strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Some pages unopened. Bright but with scattered foxing and handling marks. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Private Library:

      London - Strangeways and Sons, sold by Hatchards, 1897. London - Strangeways and Sons, sold by Hatchards, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Private Library: What we do Know, What we don't Know, What we Ought to Know About our Books by Arthur L. Humphrey. Third edition, sold by Hatchards. A book detailing the specifics of book collecting with chapters including What is a Good Edition to Bookbindingand many other topics, with a preface by the authorand an index to rear. Arthur Humphreys was a partner in the firm of Hatchards of Piccadilly from 1891 to 1924. Condition: In a buckram binding. Externally, in excellent condition with only very minor wear to extremities, slight marginal fading in places and the odd slight mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Chasses et explorations dans la région des Pamirs

      Paris, Augustin Challamel, 1897. Grand in / 8 reliure demi - chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs à titres dorés, 257 p., carte rempliée in - fine, nombreuses illustrations en noir in - texte (photographies). Exemplaire avec la reproduction d'un portrait de l'auteur contrecollé en page de garde. Thiebaud col. 755. Ouvrage rare. Français relié D'OccasionTrèsBonétat

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        Morgenländische Stoffe in der Sammlung F. R. Martin.

      Stockholm, Gustaf Chelius, 1897.. 12 SS. Mit 15 Lichtdrucktafeln. Bedr. Originalpappband. Folio (280 x 374 mm).. Schöner, reich annotierter und illustrierter Katalog der Martin'schen Sammlung orientalischer Textilien, darunter ein Fragment einer Kiswah des 19. Jahrhunderts: der aufwendige, alljährlich erneuerte Überzug der Kaaba in Mekka. Aus dem Schwedischen von C. O. Nordgren. Tadelloses, fleckenfreies Exemplar. Selten. - OCLC 9140858.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Literary Remains of Henry James.

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York 1897 - 1 blank leaf + 1 leaf with "Works of Henry James" on verso + frontispiece picture + TP + [5] = Contents + [7]-471 + 1 blank leaf, Octavo. Later Edition, Inscribed (McDermott 1884-5 for the first edition). An Inscribed Copy of William James' First Book (in a later edition)INSCRIBED on the front flyleaf to: "E. Carlton Black / with sincere regards / of Wm. James / Dec 20. 1902". Black had been a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh before taking a post at Boston University in 1892.Originally published in 1885,this was James' first appearance in print in a book and it contains an important 119-page "Introduction" by him in which he "presents many of [his] characteristic views, such as the antithesis between monism and pluralism, healthy-mindedness and the sick soul, religion and moralism and the appeal to practice for the decision between them. It contains in germ the principles elaborated in [The Varieties of Religious Experience]" (John J. McDermott, The Writings of William James, Random House, New York, 1967, p. 822). See pages 248-253 of William James, In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert D. Richardson (Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 2007) for an insightful and in depth look at the significance of this "Introduction." Following the important "Introduction" is an autobiographical sketch written by James' father, Henry James Senior, (which Professor Black clearly did not appreciate on any level; writing "Thank God!" in pencil just beneath the printed notice at the bottom of page 191 that the autobiography had been "interrupted by Mr. James at this point"). This is followed by the fifteen chapter book, Spiritual Creation and "Some Personal Recollections of Carlyle" followed by a three-page bibliography of Henry James Senior's works. The elder James was a devotee of Swedenborg and his works are generally in support of that system of belief. The book, although James' first and his father's last, was not a success and it "sank with scarcely a ripple. A dismissive notice appeared in, of all places, Godkin's Nation; a few friends wrote brief, labored acknowledgments. The publisher sold five copies in six months" (In the Maelstrom noted above, p. 254). Original dark maroon covers with gilt lettering on the spine. The top and bottom edges of spine are very lightly worn, but otherwise this is a tight, clean and very collectible copy of James' homage to his father. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The White Elephant. A Monthly Magazine of Original Stories (Five Issues)

      NY: Frank Tousey, 1897. NY: Frank Tousey, 1897. Five octavo magazines, comprising the March, April, May, August and September 1897 issues. Available the first Saturday of each month, the periodical sought to "furnish the best fiction obtainable in America," showcasing "clean, wholesome, humorous, pathetic and dramatic" short stories by renowned writers of the day. These include L. Frank Baum, whose tale "The Suicide of Kiaros" first appeared in the September issue. Each is bound in bright chromolithographed wrappers, with an illustration featuring the White Elephant in various guises to the front cover and advertisements for tea, pipe tobacco, and kerosene bicycle lamps to the rear cover. Spines of March, April, and May show some slight wear and chipping to spines, else an unusually fine set of this scarce, ephemeral publication.

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        Farthest North

      London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. London: Archibald Constable and Company,, 1897. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. 2 volumes octavo, original green combed cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, gilt pictorial vignettes "The Fram" to volume I, and "Northwards throgh the Drift Snow" to volume II - to the upper boards. Etched portrait frontispiece to Volume I, photogravure frontispiece to Volume II, 127 plates, 16 of them coloured lithographs, 4 folding coloured maps, 2 at the rear of each volume. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, upper board of volume II with a slight crease, endpapers browned, some foxing front, back and fore-edge, very little encroachment on the text, overall a very good, sound set the hinges uncracked. First edition in English, published in Norwegian in the same year. "Narrative of the First Fram Expedition, 1893-1896, led by Nansen, with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). Described by PMM as "A remarkable achievement in Polar exploration," recorded here in an extremely handsome form, illustrated from photographs and from Nansen's own sketches, for which he "claims no artistic merit," but which are nonetheless highly atmospheric and effective.

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      London - William Heinemann, 1897. London - William Heinemann, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Felux Dubois' beautifully illustrated account of his travels to Timbuctoo. First English translation. With 153 illustrations from photographs and drawings made on the spot, and eleven maps and plans. Collated complete. Felix Dubois, a French Journalist, visited Timbuctu in 1895, two years after its French occupation. He published an account of his travels, together with many illustrations, in this book. At the time of his visit the town of Djenne was still encircled by a mud-brick wall. It was through this book, and the French edition published in 1897, that Djenne and its architecture became known in Europe and the United States. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with shelfwear and bumping, particularly to head and tail of spine. Slight straining to hinges. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright with the odd spot and mark, most notably to front endpapers. Previous owner's ink inscription to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Eux et Elle

      Paris - Ernest Flammarion, 1897. Paris - Ernest Flammarion, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A humorous theatrical piece written under the pseudonym GYP. Written in FrenchSibylle Aime Marie-Antoinette Gabrielle de Riquetti de Mirabeau was a French writer who wrote under the pseudonym GYP, she mainly wrote humorous sketches and novels, which brazenly denounced her own fashionable society as well as the French republic's political class. Condition: Rebound in half calf binding with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, smart with minor wear to extremities. Internally,firmly bound with lightly age toned, yetclean pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Schloss Hernstein. Seine Bücher- und Kunstsammlungen. Bibliothek - Ansichten-Sammlung.

      Wien, (Druck von Adolf Holzhausen), 1897.. 4°. 4 Bll., 758 S., (Orig.-?)Ldr. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden mit breiter goldgepr. Vorderdeckelbordüre (am Rückendeckel blindgepr.), Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel, Innendeckelverg., Kopfgoldschnitt u. kolor. goldgepr. Wappensupralibros a. Vorderdeckel (v. F. W. Papke, Wien).. Erstausgabe. - "Die nachfolgenden Blätter enthalten I. das Verzeichniss der in der Bibliothek vorhandenen Bücher, II. die Beschreibung der sowohl als Einzelblätter vorhandenen, wie auch der in Büchern enthaltenen Ansichten der Sammlungen, welche in dem Schlosse Hernstein Sr. k. u. k. Hoheit des Herrn Erzherzogs Leopold aufgestellt sind". - Der prächtige Einband tlw. min. berieben, sonst schönes Exemplar. -

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        Under Love's Rule

      London - Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., 1897. London - Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce first edition of Braddon's late Victorian novel. First Edition. With a catalogue for 'Miss Braddon's novels' to the rear. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (4 October 1835 4 February 1915) was a British Victorian era popular novelist. Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing more than 80 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition as well as fortune. The novel has been in print ever since its publication, and has been dramatised and filmed several times. Braddon also founded Belgravia magazine (1866), which presented readers with serialised sensation novels, poems, travel narratives, and biographies, as well as essays on fashion, history and science. The magazine was accompanied by lavish illustrations and offered readers a source of literature at an affordable cost. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, somewear to the extremities and marking to the boards. Sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered light foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Novels of George Alfred Henty

      917- London - Sampson Low, Marston and Company; Humphrey Milford; Griffith Farran Browne, 1897. 917- London - Sampson Low, Marston and Company; Humphrey Milford; Griffith Farran Browne, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three novels of the popular Victorian author George Alfred Henty. Containing Winning His Spurs (1897), Friends Though Divided (1917), and The Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War (c. 1906)Illustrated with 17plates to The Young Buglers (missing the frontispiece), coloured frontispiece to Friends Though Divided, and numerous vignettes to Winning His Spurs. George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His children's novels typically revolved around a boy or young man living in troubled times. These ranged from the Punic War to more recent conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars or the American Civil War. Henty's heroes which occasionally included young ladies are uniformly intelligent, courageous, honest and resourceful with plenty of 'pluck' yet are also modest. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some bumping and marks to the boards. Two hinges strained, with three hinges tender. Spine of WinningHis Spurs slightly cocked. Closed tear to the head of Friends Though Divided. Internally, bindings strained, with endpapers and frontispiece of Buglers working loose. Pages are generally bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing and some handling marks. Institutional ink stampto the rear endpapers of Friends. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Old and New London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. [Together with:] Greater London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from the most Authentic Sources

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1897-8.. London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1897-8., 1897. 8 volumes (6 for the Popular Edition of Old and New London, 2 for Greater London) bound in 4 in contemporary half black morocco with gilt titles and gilt lines to spines, black cloth boards, speckled edges. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts. End papers foxed; age toning to page edges. Binding a little rubbed. A sound, attractive and complete set of this popular series.

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        The Spectator

      98 - London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1897. 98 - London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Asmart collection of the famousperiodical The Spectator. Each volume features an engraved frontispiece. Being reprints of the 1711-1714 editions. The stated goal of The Spectator was to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality. . . to bring philosophy out of the closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffeehouses. It recommended that its readers consider it part of the tea-equipage and not leave the house without reading it in the morning. One of its functions was to provide readers with educated, topical talking points, and advice in how to carry on conversations and social interactions in a polite manner. In keeping with the values of Enlightenment philosophies of their time, the authors of The Spectator promoted family, marriage, and courtesy. Edited and annotated by G. Gregory Smith, with an introductory essay by Austin Dobson. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in cloth covered bindings. Externally, all volumes are sound, although with some slight sunning to the spines, as well as the boards to volume five and six. Internally, firmly bound and extremely bright and clean. Some chipping to the textblock edge and the odd spot to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb

      London - Gibbings and Company, 1897. London - Gibbings and Company, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the works of Charles Lamb, scarce in its entirety. Charles Lamb (London, 10 February 1775 Edmonton, 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (17641847). Lamb has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as the most lovable figure in English literature. Containing his memoirs, corresondences, Essays of Elia, Tales of Shakespeare, and numerous other sketches, reviews, poems and plays. Withnineteen plates, including frontispieces of the author and portraitsof his correspondents. With decorative title pages to each volume. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally sound, though a little rubbed. One hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot and some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        WILD ANIMAL STORIES. A Panorama Picture Book

      London, Nister No. 867, printed in Bavaria, (1897).. London, Nister No. 867, printed in Bavaria, (1897).. FIRST EDITION (1897), dated from NSTC, oblong 4to, 273 x 360 mm, 10¾ x 14 inches, cloth backed colour illustrated boards, (28) pages. 6 splendid double page coloured pop-up scenes, each in 3 tiers with elaborate die-cut frame at front of different trees, shrubs and terrain, large die cut animal pop-ups behind in natural habitat (bears, elephants, tigers etc.) black and white text illustrations also. First story: A Queer Monkey by George Manville Fenn. Head and tail of spine just slightly rubbed, corners and board edges slightly worn, tiny chips to surface paper at top corner of upper cover and lower edge of upper cover, boards very slightly grazed at edge of image, affecting sky only, endpapers faintly browned, contents very nice, pop-ups perfect. A very good copy of a wonderful Nister pop-up book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres de François Villon.

      Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, 1897. - Gr. in-8°, XXXIV-340p. Premier tirage des illustrations de Robida. Un des 150 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Chine fort (exemplaire n° 148). Texte revisé et préface par Jules de Marthold. Illustré de 90 compositions de Robida gravées sur bois en deux teintes dans le texte. Très belle reliure signée Asper. En excellente condition. Reliure plein chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de fleurs dorées, décor romantique doré sur les plats, filet sur coupe, dentelle intérieure, gardes marbrées, couverture conservée.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plein Air (Die Geliebte als Modell). [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 12).. Von Conrad Felixmüller signiertes Exemplar auf stärkerem immitiertem Japanpapier. Werkverzeichnis Söhn 383. 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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        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.

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