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        La Samaritaine.-

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

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

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

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        Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain

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

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

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

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        Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century

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

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        The First Crossing of Greenland ( with Numerous Illustrations and Map )---- Signed Copy

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

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        Following the Equator (Salesman's Dummy)

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

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        Farthest NorthIn Two Volumes

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

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

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

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

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

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        Farthest North - 1st US Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE INVISIBLE MAN: A GROTESQUE ROMANCE

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

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        The Invisible Man

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

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

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

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        Emma. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson with an Introduction by Austin Dobson

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

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        The Art of the House

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

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        Photograph Album, cover title]: Class of '97 (Union College)

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

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance.

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

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        The Invisible Man

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

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

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

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        Japan: described and illustrated by the Japanese

      Boston, J. B. Millet Company 1897 .. “Shogun Edition”- Copy E of 25 – with original aquarelle. In its original silk binding. Cover reattached (a bit clumsily at the back). Titlepage partly discold facing the passepartout. Pastedowns and the first 2 lvs. a bit foxed. Internally clean and fresh. 6 Albumen prints coloured by hand (19 x 25 cms., partly by Kimbei) & another 19 measuring ca. 13 x 9 cms. 1 chromplithographic, 1 Colourcollotype and one aquarell signed: "Keibun“. Volume X. The Shogun (Imperial Edition) consisted of 25 copies only. The standard edition was printed in 750 copies. CERTAINLY RARE.

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        Rabelais et l'oeuvre de Jules Garnier

      Paris, E. Bernard & Cie 1897 - 2 vol. grand in-4°, demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisse richement orné, têtes dorées, pagination continue (120 pp. + 180 pp.) Oeuvres complètes de Rabelais, illustrées de 160 planches couleurs hors texte de JULES GARNIER (1847-1889)

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        Dry Fly Entomology: a brief description of leading types of natural insects - with the 100 best patterns of floating flies and the various methods of dressing them

      London: Vinton & Co, 1897 - Frederic M. Halford (1844-1914), author and angler of the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras whose writings and systematic approach to the dry fly profoundly influenced fly-fishing around the world. His books, beginning with Floating Flies (1886) and Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice (1889), and culminating with Dry-Fly Entomology (1897), made a legendary figure of the somewhat reserved Halford and shaped the sport for decades. As Tony Hayter's recent biography demonstrates, Halford's life and writings remain of perennial interest Edition De Luxe, no. 60 of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author on the title page of each volume. 2 vols., 4to. With 18 wood engraved and 10 hand-colored etched plates, plus numerous illustrations in text; Vol. II contains 100 flies in 12 recessed card mounts. Full green crushed morocco gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Covers time-darkened and, as usual, spines uniformly faded to brown; second volume rebacked, else a fine set with the flies in perfect condition. With an inserted fly at no. 54, with the manuscript notation "one of the flies tied by Halford in 1903". Westwood & Satchell Supplement, p. 246; Gee p. 92; cf. Hayter, F. M. Halford and the Dry-Fly Revolution (2002) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Engravings Priced Cataloguesfor Season 1896 & 1897

      mp; 1897, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of catalogues for sales of engravings sold by auction byChristie, Manson and Woods bound chronologically from parts. Dating between December 22, 1896 and July 23, 1897. 23 catalogues in allIncluding an auction ofA Valuable Collection of ModernEngravings of the Early English School,the property of a GentlemanComprising Fine Proofs in Mezzotint and Colours, after Morland, Wheatley, Hoppner and Others et al, amongst others. Annotated extensively in ink throughout, possibly by auction house or a collector at a record of the auctions and with prices realised to blank margins. Numbers in crayon to some pages, possibly for pagination purposes. Condition: Bound in paper wraps with title in ink to front and with date to spine. Externally, sound but with some edgewear, rubbing, handling marks and ink and ink stain. Text block detached frompaper wraps. Internally, binding loose with some pages detached or almost detached. Bright and generally clean throughout butwithhandling marks. Age toning to half titles. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding.

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        A BRIEF HISTORY OF LEE BASE BALL TEAMS FOR THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS

      W. B. Conkey Company, Chicago 1897 - A fine copy with a crease to the lower right corner. Yellow wrappers. A very clean and bright copy, pages are very clean and white. Exceptional condition for this rare item. Portraits of ballplayers. Game statistics. = We ship all books with Delivery Confirmation. = We have been selling Used Books for over 29 years. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DEATH, THE KNIGHT, AND THE LADY: A GHOST STORY

      London & New York: John Lane The Bodley Head,. 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [1] 2-163 [164] + 12-page publisher's catalogue dated 1897 inserted at rear,. original tan cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in brown, all edges untrimmed.. Slight spine lean, a nearly fine copy. A very scarce book. (#132020). First edition. Appears to be the author's third work of fiction, preceded by THE INTENDED: A NOVEL (1894) and PIERROT! A STORY (1896). "Excellent supernatural novella concerning gender, curses, reincarnation and fate. A curse hangs over the Wilder family, springing from a crime of passion committed centuries earlier when Gerald Wilder murdered his beloved Beatrice Sinclair, then himself. The fulfillment of the curse, the accidental killing of every male Wilder heir by a Sinclair, is always presaged by the sound of a spectral trumpet. Now, behind the walled-in massive Yorkshire estate, current family head James is determined to break the curse by uniting in marriage his eldest son, Gerald, with the last remaining Sinclair female, Beatrice. He finds her, down on her luck and walking the streets, rescues her and sends her up to the estate. Ancestral memories stir in her as she approaches it, but they are the memories of a man. Another wrinkle in the fabric of prospective matrimonial bliss is that, in another effort to break the curse, James has dressed, named and raised his son Gerald, 16, as a girl. Only he and the old butler know the truth about his identity. The other staff know him as Geraldine. Geraldine has never been outside the walls of the estate and, in fact, is quite hazy on the whole concept of 'male' and 'female.' Into this world Beatrice arrives and promptly falls in love with Geraldine. It becomes evident that 'Geraldine' is the reincarnation of the original Beatrice Sinclair, while the current Beatrice is the reincarnation of the original Gerald Wilder. In these reversed roles, they fall in love again. Beatrice, falling increasingly under the spell of the original Gerald Wilder, comes to see that she should leave immediately, breaking her and Geraldine's heart, in order to expiate the crime. Then she decides that the only way to end the curse is to re-enact (or, technically, reverse) the original crime. Wandering in the attic one day, she finds the original Gerald's costume, with sword and trumpet. Seized by a kind of battle lust, she puts these on and sounds the trumpet. Going downstairs, she finds Geraldine, weak with passion for her. She goes to get some wine to revive her but mistakenly brings back the opium drink to which Geraldine has become addicted. He drinks this and dies, and, a few months later, the broken-hearted, tubercular Beatrice dies. The curse has triumphed again. Stacpoole gets across the feeling of youthful passion. By pairing the idea of reincarnation with that of the ancestral curse, he makes the former more believable for a Western reader, and offsets the danger of predictability by means of the double gender reversal. A first-rate tale." - Robert T. Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 204. Bleiler (1978), p. 184. Reginald 13531. Wolff 6502. No copy in the Norman Colbeck collection which had 32 of Stacpoole's books.

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        Chartularium Universitatis Parisiensis sub Auspiciis Consilii Generalis Facultatum Parisiensium; Tomus I - Tomus IV (Volumes 1-4)

      Ex Typis Fratrum Delalain 1897 - Published between 1889 & 1897; Volumes 1-4; burgundy boards with gold spine titles; no jacket; library rebound; few markings on boards of Volumes 1-3, more markings on boards of Volume 4; some wear to edges of boards and spine; ex-library with minimal markings; pages are toned at the edges; binding is fairly tight; Latin text; Folio - over 12" to 15" tall; Additional shipping charges will be requested for International and expedited orders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Flora of Berkshire Being a Topographical and Historical Account of the Flowering Plants and Ferns Found in the County

      Oxford - The Clarendon Press, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA natural history of The Flora of Berkshire by George Claridge Druce. %0D%0ASheriff of the City of Oxford, Curator of the Fielding Herbarium, Author of 'The Flora of Oxfordshire,' 'The Flora of Northamptonshire,' etc. %0D%0AWith short biographical notices of the botanists who have contributed to Berkshire botany durig the last three centuries. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. There is some minor bumping to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. There is a closed tear to the title-page. Overall: GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        BOULE DE SUIF

      1897 - Livre ancien Paris-Magnier-1897-in-8 plein maroquin aubergine signé CARAYON dos mosaiqué triple filet sur les plats Tête dorée.1è édition illustrée tirée à 300ex. un des 50ex. sur vélin avec double suite.Compositions de François Thevenot. Exemplaire comprenant l'aquarelle originale de la couverture (voir photo).Quelques taches de rousseur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et collections]
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        JURISPRUDENCE GÉNÉRALE. RECUEIL PÉRIODIQUE ET CRITIQUE DE JURISPRUDENCE, DE LÉGISLATION ET DE DOCTRINE EN MATIÈRE CIVILE, COMMERCIALE, CRIMINELLE, ADMINISTRATIVE ET DE DROIT PUBLIC, Recueil hebdomadaire, 1897 à 1938 et 1965 à 1970

      Paris Dalloz 1897 et ss. - , 48 vol., très belle reliure homogène en demi-chagrin grenat, pièce de titre & tomaison sur pièce en basane olive, roulettes de tête et de queue, double filet et roulettes de nerf dorés.

      [Bookseller: La Memoire du Droit]
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        SUPPLEMENT AU REPERTOIRE METHODIQUE ET ALPHABETIQUE DE LEGISLATION, DE DOCTRINE ET DE JURISPRUDENCE, 18 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      La Jurisprudence Générale 1897 - RO40153588: 18 tomes. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Auteur, titre, tomaison et date dorés sur les dos. Bords des plats frottés. Tome 3 manquant. En matière de droit civil, commercial, criminel, administratif, de droit des gens et de droit public. Avec le concours de M. C. Koehler. Diu tome I: A-Bor, au tome 19: Vente-Zone. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos très frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 348-Lois, règlement, jurisprudence [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Collected Works

      Ellis and Elvey, London,, 1897. Edited with preface and notes by William M. Rossetti in two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's deluxe binding of full green morocco, spine lettered gilt in two compartments, covers and remaining spine compartments blocked in gilt to Rossetti's design, blue floral endpapers echoing the cover design, top edges gilt. Spine of vol. I slightly sunned, a fine set. A handsome copy in the preferred morocco binding, the gilt blocking reusing Rossetti's famous designs for his own collections of 1870 and 1881. This edition was first published by Ellis and Scrutton, 1886.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Traité général de la cuisine maigre

      Paris, Bibliothèque de l'art culinaire 1897 - In-8°, demi-chagrin brun, plats de percaline brune, filets d'encadrement à froid, dos à nerfs orné, 318 pp EDITION ORIGINALE de ce très rare traité (potages, entrées et relevés, entremets de légumes, sauces, entremets sucrés, hors-d'oeuvre et savoureux) Portraits photographiques de l'auteur en frontispices; 50 illustrations de FROMENT Préface par CHATILLON-PLESSIS. Tache rouge en bas du frontispice, sinon bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gastéréa]
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        CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS A Story of the Grand Banks

      Pearson's Magazine 1896 to 1897, London, - Slim 8vo, 85 pp. Written when Kipling was but 31, and not long married to the sister of his American agent, this is his only book to be set entirely in America. This unique item contains the December, 1896; and the January to April, 1897 parts of Pearson's Magazine which constituted the first appearance in print of Kipling's famous novella. The first book publication was by Macmillan (London), later in 1897, with 21 illustrations by I. W. Taber. The first American book publication was also in 1897 by The Century Co. (New York City). This true first printing also contains 16 illustrations by I. W. Taber, as well as an additional 21 illustrations by Fred T. Jane (the founder of "Jane's Fighting Ships "), and two by Swain. The five parts are bound without any preliminary leaves, containing 85 pages from the magazine. The binding is by Sandorski and Sutcliffe, of London. The spine is in compartments with delicate gilt lettering and the date 1896-7 at bottom. The leather of the front board is a bit spotted, more so near the top than elsewhere, and the top of the hinge is rubbed. The boards are also slightly bumped. The front free endpaper shows the remains of stamp hinges where the former owner has hinged his bookplate and some auction notices of this book. There are four small spots to the rear endpaper, of no particular consequence. The contents are generally clean, if slightly edge-worn. Overall, the book is in very good condition, in a most attractive binding. Martindell 68. Handsomely bound in 3/4 reddish-brown niger morocco, t.e.g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        The Ancient Volcanoes Of Great Britain

      London: MacMillan. VG+/NONE. 1897. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. Contains 7 foldout maps with subject areas in color, plus 175 B&W illustrations in Volume I and 208 B&W illustrations in Volume II. The foldout maps are, in Volume I: 1) Map of the Silurian Volcanic Districts of North Wales (10" x 9-5/8"); 2) Map of the Volcanic Districts of the Lower Old Red Sandstone of 'Lake Caledonia' in Central Scotland & North East Ireland (10-1/16" x 30"); 3) Map of the Carboniferus Volcanoes of Scotland (13-1/2" x 17-3/4"); 4) Map of the Volcanic Districts of the British Isles (30" x 21"); and in Volume II, 5) Map of the Permian Volcanic Districts of Scotland (15-5/8" x 12-3/4"); 6) Map of the Tertiary Volcanic Region of the Inner Hebrides (10-1/16" x 13-1/2"); and 7) Map of the Tertiary Volcanic District of North East Ireland (13" x 8-1/2"). All the foldout maps are in excellent condition with some areas of very slight age darkening to the paper, with map 4 having a very short, closed edge tear with no loss of material, and map 2 having 1 small upper edge fold nick not interferring with the map itself (in the border). Volume I has 477 pages plus ads; Volume II has 492 pages plus ads. Dark green cloth bindings with gilt lettering. The volumes are 10-1/4" tall x 7" wide. Some minor edge/corner/spine end wear to the binding and bumping to corners but very sturdily bound, straight spines, and the binding cloth and text pages are clean with just occasional small and very faint foxing spots to text pages. Quite scarce to find this set in good condition and 'not' an ex-library. Sir Archibald Geikie was born at Edinburgh in 1835, and his interest in science was furthered in the direction of geology when he and his friends discovered fossils at Burdiehouse quarries. He became part of the Geological Survey connected to the University of Edinburgh in 1854, and he supplemented his official work with field study during vacation periods. Geikie became head of the Geological Survey of Great Britain in 1881, and he held this position until his retirment in 1901. Geikie was primarily interested in geomorphology, and became the foremost advocate of the theory of land surface erosion through fluvial action, weathering agents and ice action during repeated ice ages. This replaced the predominant theory, that landmasses were subject to submarine sculpture before uplift. He also studied past volcanic action, and made the first attempt to group Scotland's sequence of eruptions chronologically. Studies of Scotland's Old Red Sandstone strata led to the first recognition of the widespread unconformity between the upper and lower group. Geikie was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1861 and Fellow of the Royal Society, London, in 1865. He was President of the Geological Society of London, 1891-1892 and 1906-1908, and was awarded their Wollaston Medal in 1895. He was awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 1896 and served as their president from 1908-1913. He was knighted in 1891, created Knight Commander of the Bath in 1907 and received the Order of Merit in 1913. Sir Geikie was one of the forefathers of modern geologic theory. ; Vol. 2 .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        American Women. Fifteen Hundred Biographies with Over 1,400 Portraits. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Lives and Achievements of American Women During the Nineteenth Century [Two Volumes].

      Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick (1897), New York - 824 pp. Sm. 4to. Decorated paper wrappers. Illus. with b/w photos. "Newly revised, with the addition of a classified index; also many new biographies and recent portraits together with a number of full page illustrations." The second, largest, and finest of these biographical compendiums, formerly published in 1893 as "A Woman of the Century." Frances Willard (1839-98) was president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and a leading advocate of social reform in Victorian America. "As one of the foremost women of the late 19th c. Willard united the divergent strains of Victorian reform, setting the stage for the women's involvement in the Progressive reforms of the twentieth century that culminated in women's suffrage and prohibition," (Weber, American Woman's History, p. 663). Mary Livermore (1820-1905) worked for the Sanitary Commission during the Civil War and was later instrumental in founding the American Woman Suffrage Association, serving as its vice president and editor of its journal. Wrappers rubbed, spines worn especially at the joints, title pages reattached with some tearing still present, volume 1 with repair to inner margin of endpapers and a small marginal dampstain to the fore-edge of the first five leaves, all edges a bit darkened, but binding solid, contents very good. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY BEING A REVIEW OF THE WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST BETWEEN ROBERT FITZSIMMONS AND JAMES J CORBETT AT CARSON CITY, NEV. MARCH 17TH 1897

      W. J. Jefferson Printing & Publishing Co. 1897 - THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY BEING A REVIEW OF THE WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST BETWEEN ROBERT FITZSIMMONS AND JAMES J CORBETT AT CARSON CITY, NEV. MARCH 17TH 1897, W. J. Jefferson Printing & Publishing Co., N.d. (but 1897), first edition, 52 numbered pages, some modest wear and tear and chipping to the somewhat color faded front and rear covers restored by a professional paper conservationist), else a tight vg copy in pictorial wraps as issued with just about fine interior consisting of a pink paper stock text block as issued. A detailed account of the boxers and their boxing history, the Articles of Agreement, pre-fight events and round by round commentary by the referee (Siler) and Houseman. This fight is of course acknowledged as amongst the greatest fights in the recorded history of the sport and was the second ever heavyweight championship fight, Corbett defeating Sullivan 5 years earlier in New Orleans. It was also the first championship fight ever filmed, in this case by the Edison Picture Company and memorialized not only by Corbetts own "long count" accusation, but also by Fitzsimmons famous Solar Plexus Punch which won the match for him in the 14th round. The OCLC reveals only 3 copies while no copies have been reported among the major auction houses in the last 35 years. Among the "Holy Grails" of those collecting important boxing titles. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        MONUMENTS OF TYPOGRAPHY, AND XYLOGRAPHY: BOOKS OF THE FIRST HALF CENTURY OF THE ART OF PRINTING (CAT # 175)

      BERNARD QUARITCH PUB NOV 12,1897, LONDON, ENGLAND - A 1O PAGE HISTORICAL PREFACE BY QUARITCH. AND AN 8 PAGE INDEX This catalogue was the result of 20 years of assiduous gathering by Quaritch. It has to be one of the only catalogues ever to offer the 1454 Mentz Gutenberg-Fust Bible (The Mazarine Bible) for sale to the public for 5,000 pounds. OTHER THAN A 3/4"X 1/4" PIECE MISSING AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE, NOT AFFECTING THE SPINE TITLES, SOME SLIGHT LOSS AT THE HEEL OF THE SPINE AND THE BOTTOM FRONT FORE-EDGE CORNER, AND LIGHT EVEN DUST SOILING, A COMPLETE INTACT COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHERS PRINTED WRAPS, AND A RARE SURVIVAL OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK CATALOGUES EVER COMPILED BY ANY BOOKSELLER. VERY GOOD IN ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPS [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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