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        Tales of the Sun-Land

      Continental Publishing Company 1897 - Continental Publishing Company, 1897. First Edition. Tragic, romantic and weird tales of southwestern and Mexican life. Hard Cover. Gold cloth, pictorial boards with black and silver stamping. Top edge gilt. Rough-cut (deckle) fore and bottom edges. Cover has moderate shelfwear/soiling, darkened spine, slightly frayed spine ends. Frontispiece and 19 additional full-page illustrations by L. Maynard Dixon. Pages are clean and unmarked, slightly toned. Binding is tight. Hinges are perfect. Very nice copy. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Collected Writings ( Complete in 14 Volumes )

      A & C Black, London 1897 - Complete in 14 volumes. Rare to find in dust jackets. Bound in original publishers blue cloth, with gilt title lettering on spines.All bindings in excellent near fine condition. Dust jackets with portrait on upper panel, adverts on bottom cover and flap. Slightly darkened on spines, light abrasion wear on base of spines. All dust jackets in very good condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing/marking, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set. A65 Size: 8vo

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        The Collected Writings of Thomas de Quincey. 14 Volume Set

      Adam and Charles Black, 1897. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; 14 volume set;. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope By Her Niece the Duchess of Cleveland

      William Clowes, London 1897 - "an intrepid traveller in an age when women were discouraged from being adventurous" White cloth with gilt ruling and titles, two bw plates, 357pp. Spine slightly darkened. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Famous Footballers 1895-96

      Hudson & Kearns 1897 - This important volume was originally published in weekly parts as Famous Footballers and Athletes. It was published in book form in 1897 with 224 individual photographs of association and rugby footballers each accompanied by a brief text. It forms a wonderful record of Victorian football with full-page portraits of the best-known stars of the day. First Edition. Folio. 224pp. 224 plates. Contents very clean, with new black endpapers. Rebound without title-page or index in half Vellum over purple, sand-grained cloth. All edges gilt. A magnificent and handsome copy.  [Jenkins, C242]

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        Art et Nature

      L. ROGER-MILÈS (Renoir, Pissarro and others). Boudet Tallandier Paris, 1897. Original front cover with an original lithograph by Callot. With 35 etchings, lithographs, and other plates by Besnard, Bracquemond, Lebourg, Pissarro, Roll, Sisley; including a pointe-sèche original Pissarro, an original etching in blue by Renoir ("Baigneuse assis", Delteil#11, original first edition). One of 500 copies in vellum Marais. Front and back cover detached, spine is missed, the book is loosely attached, the plates are in good consition as well the text, some not significant foxing. A good copy of a rare edition.

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        TUSCAN SONGS COLLECTED, TRANSLATED, AND ILLUSTRATED [Lbc]

      Vail-Ballou Co, Boston 1897 - Music; Italy; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tal; First Trade Edition with illustrations by Alexander. Folio, original brown-green cloth with fleur-de-lis pattern stamped in blind, gilt lettering, T. E. G. , 108 photogravure plates from original designs by Alexander including calligraphic lyrics and vignettes, tissue guards, volume designed by Bruce Rogers. Scuffed and worn at edges with tears and chipping at spine ends, upper joint splitting, few small splash spots and paper adhesions, sunning at spine and edges, text still quite good with brief aging, some browning at endpapers, early ink gift inscription at front free endpaper, seminary library bookplate at front pastedown, later owner's ink signature on verso of title page; some related items laid in at front. Rogers (Grolier Club) 17. Warde and Haas 8. One of the earliest design efforts by Rogers, apparently just the second title he designed at Riverside Press where he would become one of the finest book creators of his era. Alexander (1837-1917) met John Ruskin in 1882 and showed him her illustrated manuscript of "Roadside Songs of Tuscany". Ruskin purchased the manuscript (and another by Alexander on an Etrurian tomb) , published the second work in 1883, and "Roadside Songs" in 1884-1885. Ruskin remained friends with Alexander until he died ten years later, and "public demand for Francesca's work continued . 'Tuscan Songs' was an elaborate and profusely illustrated reproduction of her earlier work" - Paul R. Baker. Warde and Haas also mention a limited edition printed on Japanese paper and bound in full vellum. ; 9 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bird's-Eye View of the Borough of Brooklyn.

      Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn. 1897. - Bird's eye view map / poster, sheet 23 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen: map was folded with fold splits and one tear at upper edge, all now visible only on close examination. A panoramic view looking from the northwest with the Navy Yard and downtown Brooklyn in the foreground, reaching as far as Seagate and Coney Island at the right horizon. The Post Office and Eagle Building are named, along with various parks and cemeteries. The smoke stacks and church steeples together with the masted ships at the docks contrast with the extensive unpopulated areas to paint a picture of a vibrant and growing community. Signed by the artist George Welch in lower image. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Tailless Batrachians of Europe.

      London, Ray Society, 1897 - 2 Bde. London, Ray Society, 1897-1898. 22,5x15 cm. Blaue OLn.-Bde. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und monogram. Deckelvignette und blindgepr. Einbandverzierung, mit Kopfgoldschnitt. =Ray Society Publications No. 74 & 75. - Erstausgabe. - Adler I,S. 56. - Curle S. 74/75. - Nissen ZBI 496. - Der erste Band erschien in einer sehr kleinen Auflage von nur 600 Exemplaren, vom zweiten Band wurden nur 500 Exemplare gedruckt. - Eines der schönsten illustrierten Werke über europäische Froschlurche mit schönen Chromolithographien von J. P. Smit. - (Kapital minimal bestoss. Kleines Etikett auf Vortiteln). - Schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch Blaue OLn.-Bde. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und monogram. Deckelvignette und blindgepr. Einbandverzierung, mit Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sapho. Pièce lyrique en cinq actes d'après le roman d'Alphonse Daudet. [ Livre dédicacé par J. Massenet ]

      Heugel 1897 - Paroles de MM. Henri Cain et Bernède, Musique de J. Massenet, 1 vol. gr. in-4 relié bradel demi-toile à coins verte, couv. cons., au Menestrel, Heugel & Cie, Paris, 1897, 227 pp. Envoi de Jules Massenet : "à Madame Bruman, de respectueuse sympathie". Envois de Henri Cain et Bernède : "les indignes librettistes". Signature d'Emma Calvet et petit bout de partition ms. sur couv., manifestement de la main de Massenet ("ce que j'appelle beau"). Couv. conservée et renforcée, restauration en titre et 2 prem. ff., qques rouss., bon exemplaire par ailleurs dans une reliure postérieure en très bon état. Exceptionnel exemplaire dédicacé à la fois par Jules Massenet, par les deux librettistes et par la célèbre cantatrice Emma Calvet, qui créa le rôle de Sapho à l'Opéra Comique, le 27 novembre 1897. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LA VIE DE NOTRE SEIGNEUR JESUS-CHRIST, TOME I & TOME II

      Maison Alfred Mame et Fils 1897 - RO40099299: 272 pages pour le tome I et 279 pages pour le tome II. Gravures en noir et blanc en pages de titre. Illustrés de nombreux dessins et gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte et de dessins en couleur dans et hors texte. Une planche en couleur du tome I détachée. Edition nationale. La Sainte Enfance. La Prédication. La Semaine Sainte. La Passion. La Résurrection. Illustrations: lithographies en couleur, et fac-similés sur cuivre et sur bois, dessins explicatifs. In-Folio Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 232-Jésus Christ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Descendant

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1897 - First edition, later binding with gilt-stamped on spine but the author's name not on title-page. Fine save for a touch of wear to the spinal extremities. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. An attractive copy of the first book by this Pulitzer Prize-winning author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        New Light on the Early History of the Greater Northwest: Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and David Thompson 1799-1814: Exploration and Adventure Among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri and Columbia Rivers

      New York, NY: Francis P. Harper, 1897. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Limited, 205/1100, only marked as such in first volume. In three green cloth volumes with some rubbing to edges. Legend sheet and all 3 maps are present in volume 3, title page as-is, has inch-long triangular open tear. Previous owner bookplates.

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        Mockingbird

      - Watercolor and gouache en grisaille on paper, c. 1897. Signed and dated, "LAFuertes-97-" l.c., titled and inscribed in pencil l.r. This image was used as the cover illustration for "Birdcraft" by Mabel Osgood Wright. Canvas size: 10 3/8 x 8 1/4". Inventory#: p305pmat. 0 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        JAPAN, DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE. Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars.

      Boston: J. Millet Company, 1897. - In fifteen parts, a total of 322pp. "bound in Japanese style," with numerous plates (chromolithographs, handcolored photographs, etc.). Folio. Each part in original cloth-backed printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached from first part only, edges chipped. Some moderate chipping to second part, at lower forecorner of front wrapper. Otherwise just some very minor chipping at edges of some wrappers. Generally a very nice, clean set. This elaborate publication displays the general fascination with Japanese things in the West at the end of the 19th century. A notable and quite beautiful American color plate production, displaying an array of color printing formats, including chromolithographs and hand-coloring. BENNETT, p.18. McGRATH, p.171.

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        Il Liquorista Pratico Compilato sui più Recenti Sistemi e Senza il Concorso della Distillazione

      Casa Editrice Angelo Bietti 1897 - 2da. Edizione rivedutaed ampliata dall Autore contenente le ultime scoperte dell arte. Processi per Ottenere il doubble chummel cristallizzato. Genepi des Alpes. Mille fiori Cristallizzati. Vermouth di Torino. Bitter. Cedro. Coca. Fernet. Melange pippermint. 1000 w più ricette, 200 delle quali inedite. Coll Aggiunta d un perfetto trattato di Gelateria, articoli di Credenza e Pasticceria. Vini di lusso e il modo di preparare ogni qualitá di Gazeuse. Buen estado, encuadernado en rústica editorial. 437pp. Milano. 0,4

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        The Tour of 1897: A Daily Record of the Triumphs of The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Showing the Towns Visited, Business Done, State of the Weather, and Such Incidents as are of General Interest, with an official list of the Barnum & Bailey Company (Cover title): Barnum and Bailey Tour of 1897

      (Buffalo NY): (Published by Harvey L. Watkins / Courier Company). 1897. First. First and only edition. A "shape book": string tied in elephant head-shaped wrappers. 123pp, 88pp ads, (2pp index). Small chip, and slight erosion on the front wrapper, tiny and insignificant stain on the very edge of a couple of pages, a very good or better copy of a very fragile book. Wonderful tour book of the circus' circuit in 1897 with portraits of some of the acts, executives, personnel, etc., and with extensive statistics. Rare. Not in OCLC. .

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        WINONA AND ITS ENVIRONS ON THE MISSISSIPPI IN ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES

      JONES & KROEGER, PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS, WINONA, MINNESOTA 1897 - 694 Pp. FIRST EDITION. PUBLISHED 1897. LAID IN (1) AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED BY AUTHOR WRITTEN TO AUTHORS CHILDREN (WITH A CHARMING OPENING BIT ABOUT A MISSING HAMMER) DATED 1897 AND FROM PRESCOTT, IOWA (LEGIBLE; TORN IN HALF AT CENTER FOLD LINE WITH SOME OTHER LESS SIGNIFICANT TEARS), ALSO INCLUDES A CDV OF THE AUTHOR'S SPOUSE, MINNIE BUNNELL (PHOTOGRAPHER: HOARD & TENNEY, WINONA, MINNESOTA). WINONA IS THE COUNTY SEAT OF WINONA COUNTY, MINNESOTA. LOCATED IN THE SCENIC BLUFF COUNTRY OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WITH SUGAR LOAF (FORMERLY WAPASHA) MOUNTAIN BEING IT'S MOST DISTINGUISHABLE LANDMARK. LAFAYETTE HOUGHTON BUNNELL (1824-1903), A MEMBER OF THE MARIPOSA BATTALION WENT IN SEARCH OF NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL LEADERS INVOLVED IN RECENT AMERICAN SETTLEMENT RAIDS; NOTED FOR THE WHITE DISCOVERY OF THE YOSEMITE VALLEY IN 1851. THE AUTHOR LATER SERVED AS A SURGEON IN THE CIVIL WAR. BOOK DESCRIPTION: RIBBED GREEN CLOTH HARDBOUND, GILT GOLD STAMPED/EMBOSSED TITLE/DESIGN ON SPINE/FRONT BOARD, (5) ILLUSTRATED ENGRAVINGS/IMAGES/MAPS. DIMENSIONS: (8"x5 3/4"x1 3/4"). CONDITION: VERY GOOD +; SLIGHT EVIDENCE OF A REMOVED BOOKPLATE FROM THE PASTEDOWN, MINOR EXTREMITY WEAR. (FOR ONLY OTHER PUBLICATION BY THE AUTHOR, SEE ITEM #871.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Radlerei ! 40 Kunsttafeln. Herausgegeben vom Wiener Radfahr-Club "Künstlerhaus". Text redigirt von Carl Rabis und Carl Seidl.

      Wien, Gerlach & Schenk [1897].. 4°. (30,4 x 23,2 cm). 81 (3) S. mit zahlreichen, oft farbigenoder getönten bzw. ganzseitigen Abbildungen. Orig.-Pappband mit braunem uznd hellgrünem Japanpapier, in zwewifarbigem Prägedruck illustriert (schwarz u. gold), Rücken fachgerecht restauriert (unterlegt). Stellenweise berieben, etwas geblichen. Farbschnitt.. Kat. Wien um 1900,476.- Die Illustrationen entstammen der besten Zeit des Wiener Jugendstils und haben sämtlich Rad und Radler zum Thema. Nach Vorlagen von C.O. Czeschka, Hugo Darnaut, Carl Fischer-Koystrand, Adolf Kaufmann, Otto König, Heinrich Lefler, Raphael Kirchner, Hans Schliessmasnn, A.F. Seligmann, William Unger, Josef Urban, Theo Zasche u.a. - die Textbeiträge verfassten Carmen Sylva, Julius Bauer, Ludwig Fulda, Carl Karlweis, Josef Meder, W.O. Noltsch, Fritz von Ostini, Eduard Pötzl, Theodor Zasche und die beiden Herausgeber.

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        Le théâtre des funambules : ses mimes, ses acteurs et ses pantomimes depuis sa fondation, jusqu'à sa démolition.

      Léon Sapin 1897 - - Léon Sapin, Paris 1897, 16,5x25,5cm, broché. - Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un manuscrit autographe de 3 pages de Paul Léautaud, rédigé aux versos de deux pages de catalogue du Mercure de France et d'un prière d'insérer, consistant en les biographies de la dynastie Deburau : celles du célèbre mime Jean-Baptiste Gaspard et de son fils non moins illustre Charles ainsi que celle du mime Paul Legrand, disciple et rival de Deburau Ier, que Paul Léautaud avait connu dans son enfance. Enfin, nous joignons 3 gravures représentant l'entrée du théâtre des Funambules, Deburau et Paul Legrand. Dos passé, un mors légèrement fendu puis recollé en tête. Unique ensemble. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Paul Léautaud. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Anthropologische Studien über die Urbewohner Brasiliens vornehmlich der Staaten Matto Grosso, Goyaz und Amazonas (Purus-Gebiet). Nach eigenen Aufnahmen und Beobachtungen in den Jahren 1887 bis 1889.

      . Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1897. Large 4to (30.4 x 23.3 cm). viii, 168 pp., 30 photographic plates with 63 images, nine engraved craniological plates, well over 80 text illustrations including several that are plate-sized. Contemporary half cloth over dark marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.* An interesting anthropological study of several tribes of the Amazons with many illustrations, by the German anthropologist Paul Ehrenreich (1855-1914). Phrenology is a substantial element but the large amount of data (photographs of individual people and tables with measurements) prevent this work from becoming obsolete. Dedicated to Robert Virchow. Binding weak, otherwise a very good clean copy. Borba de Moraes, pp. 285-286; Koppel, Bosch Bibl., 576..

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1897

      London The Zoological Society of London 1897. VG : in Very Good condition. Ex lib with library stamp to title and rear pages and in library binding. Spine slightly sunned. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Contents clean and bright. Original paper covers bound in to the rear First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xx, 1013pp + ads. Fifty seven plates, including hand-coloured plates and chromolithographs by J G Keulemans, J G Smit, R Mintern et al. Lithography by Mintern Bros. Many fine hand-coloured plates of mammals, birds and reptiles.

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        Der Bazar. Illustrirte Damen-Zeitung. Jahrgang 43 (Nr. 34-48, Aug. - Dez. 1897) u. Jahrg. 44 (Nr. 1-48, Jan.-Dez. 1898). 2 Bände

      Berlin, Der Bazar 1897 (-1898) - Die sorgfältig kolorierten Modebilder im farbfrischem Verlagskolorit dieses seinerzeit führenden deutschen Modejournals illustrieren die Damenmode am Ausgang des 19. Jahrhundert auf eindrucksvolle Art; ebenso die vielen Textillustrationen mit weiteren Modedarstellungen und Mode-Asseccoirs, mit Frisuren für Damen, verschiedenen Stickereien, und anderen Handarbeiten für die Damenwelt, sowie mit Tapisserien, Genreszenen (darunter Eislaufen, Radsport, Krocket und Tennis für Damen), Ansichten vor allem von Berlin, von verschied. Pferde-Rennplätzen, Strandbädern, Kur- u. Urlaubsorten, darunter Madeira etc., sowie mit eindrucksvollen Illustrationen und Beschreibungen von neuen Fabrikaten und Erzeugnissen aus dieser Zeit und vielen illustrierten Annoncen aus der Welt der Werbung. - Sehr schönes sauberes Exemplar Mit 15 (1 doppelblattgr.) original-kolorierte Mode-Holzschnitt-Tafeln u. zahlr. teils blattgr. Holzschnitten im Text [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        How money makes money / by Duncans

      London : Effingham Wilson 1897 - Physical description: viii, 195 p., tables ; 19 cm. Subjects: Investments - Stock exchanges - Speculation - Finance - Works - 19th century. Notes: With 2 pages of press-notices for a work by the author after main text. Very good copy in the original title-blocked off-white cloth. Titles in red on front panel and spine. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age. Some light surface dust marks to boards. Corners bumped. Previous owner's signature to ffep. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 195 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Passant. Comedie en Un Acte en Vers. Reproduction en facsimile du manuscrit de l'auteur et d'une page de musique de J. Massenet. Compositions de Louis Edouard Fournier. Eaux-fortes de Léon Boisson

      Armand Magnier éditeur, Paris 1897 - Frontispiece portrait and half title, title in two states, additional half-title and title in three states, limitation leaf in four states, dedication, 40 leaves of facsimile, leaf of music and colophon all in three states. Large 8vo. [285 x 190 x 45 mm]. Contemporary binding by Cuzin of green goatskin, the covers with a border of four gilt fillets. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and third, light green goatskin doublures with a wide border of onlaid red, dark green and purple goatskin forming leaves and buds with gilt tooling, embroidered endleaves, four marbled flyleaves, gilt edges. (Upper joint a little worn and refurbished). Limited to 300 copies. A thoroughly lavish production in a distinguished binding by Adolphe Cuzin.

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        Seconde patrie.

      Hetzel 1897 - - Hetzel, Paris 1897, Grd. in 8 (18,5x28cm), relié. - Edition originale illustrée. Ce titre ne connaîtra qu'une seule seconde édition en 1905 (cartonnage à un éléphant). Soixante huit illustrations par Georges Roux en noir et blanc et 12 chromotypographie en hors-texte, et deux cartes. Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré, ou dit, à la mappemonde. Plaque signée Blancheland, reliée par Souze. Dos au phare. Coins légèrement pliés. Petites décolorations sur le plat inférieur. trait léger de stylo dans le cartouche. Belle plaque bien brillante. Malgré quelques défauts, bel exemplaire, sans rousseur. Ce roman apporte une suite au 'Robinson Suisse' de Rudolph Wyss. Les voyageurs partis en Angleterre à la fin du roman de Wyss, sont abandonnés par des pirates sur une ile inconnue, qui se révèlera être leur point de départ, la Nouvelle Suisse. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Russland [Russia] Handbuch für Reisende

      Karl Baedeker, Publisher, Leipzig 1897 - Fourth Edition. lii, 458pp, with 14 maps, 18 plans, and 4 floor plans. An exceptional copy (preliminaries and subsequent page edges toned), with bright gilt lettering, one (of two) woven silk page-maker, and richly marbled edges; the red flexible cloth covers unmarked, square and tight, the maps properly folded and free of tears. Hinrichsen D460. "The Romantic movement in Germany had given a new impetus to travel . . . In 1828 Baedeker bought the rights to J. A. Klein's Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln and, after the death of the author, Baedeker himself revised and updated the work, recreating it for a new market. Using his own travel experiences he guided the tourist to the principal attractions in each place, saving travellers the expense of hiring their own guide. He thus created a new type of guidebook, which was widely copied throughout Europe and opened up tourism to a new class of visitor. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. . . . For the serious tourist a Baedeker was indispensable, its tone, especially with respect to southern Europeans, assuring northerners of their superiority, and suggesting ways of avoiding dangers. When Lucy Honeychurch finds herself ‘In Santa Croce with no Baedeker’ in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View (1908) she is entirely lost." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.. 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). 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.

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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. .

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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]

      [Bookseller: The Holy Graal]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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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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        La clarté de vie.

      Mercure de France 1897 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1897, 14x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale collective, un des ex de première émission. Précieux envoi de l'auteur à Jules Renard. Notre exemplaire est enrichi du célèbre ex-libris du dédicataire dessiné et gravé par Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec encollé sur la première garde. Dos légèrement fendillé en tête et en pied, un mors fendu et restauré en marges intérieures à l'aide d'une pièce adhésive, deux petites déchirures restaurées en marges intérieures à l'aide de pièces adhésives, rares piqûres affectant certains témoins. Notre exemplaire, bien que sur papier courant, est à toutes marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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).

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