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        Original Art: Veiled King on Throne Surrounded by Nymphs and Soldiers

      1897. Original art. Watercolor. Image matted to approximately 13.25" x 17.5". Framed. Signed lower right: "A.C. 97." Matted in tan suede (preserving the worn, yellow silk matte below). A couple of light scratches on the image, still fine. A wonderful and haunting image of a veiled king on his thrown, surrounded by diaphanously clad (or altogether unclad) serving women. Born and trained in France, Castaigne came to America where he was active in San Francisco until the earthquake, then moved to New York where he was a prolific illustrator for both magazines and books, particularly those published by the Century Company. Perhaps his best known illustrations are the striking two-page illustrations in the American edition of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Faerie Queene. Illustrated by Walter Crane. 1000 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Folio Society, 2011. 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with very numerous fine full-page and smaller illustrations by Crane in the text; ivory full morocco, sides and backstrips elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt tops, silk markers, a fine set in publisher's wooden slip-case covered in Toile Vendome with sliding tray. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. Magnificent recreation by the Folio Society of the Arts & Crafts classic of 1897. . Catalogs: folio society.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Illustrated General Catalogue.

      London: Caledonian Works for Young & Marten, circa 1897. - (TRADE CATALOGUE) Illustrated General Catalogue. 2 volumes. London: Caledonian Works for Young & Marten, circa 1897. Two volumes, illustrated with photographs of interiors and 42 lithographic designs. 4to, [ii ]432pp; xvi [i]414pp; publisher’s gilt-stamped cloth (corners scuffed, minor cover wear, back-hinge of vol.2 cracked, bookplates removed and title-pages marked). First edition, with an outstanding chromolithographed title-page in vol.1, and including an index for both volumes. A detailed catalogue illustrating the firm’s extensive products which included household and commercial fixtures, fittings, elaborate mantels, ceramics, stoves, hand-painted mirrors and beveled glass. Pictures of their showrooms and warehouses, including a graph and a map showing London railroad termini and roads to Stratford, demonstrate the extent of their operations. Young & Marten, was a manufacturing firm of builders and ironmongers founded in 1871 located at Stratford, East London and lasting until the mid 20th century. They supplied their clientele mainly with building, construction, art supplies and decorative materials in high demand during the industrial boom from the late Victorian era into the new century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Battledore Ltd]
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        Die Prinzessin Und Der Schweinhirt

      Gesellschaft Fur Vervielfaltigende Kunst, Wien (Vienna) 1897 - Folio. Book. Frontispiece in color, title leaf and 12 numbered color plates illustrated by Heinrich Lefler with gilt or silver highlights. In cream cloth portfolio with blind-embossed pictorial cover highlighted in gold with printed pictorial olive green wrappers. Some light soiling, corners and wrappers worn. Overall still very good copy of tour-de-force Jugendstil or Vienna Secessionist (Wiener Werkstatte) book. Probably Lefler's very first book illustrations! [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        BRITISH DOGS: Describing the History, Characteristics, Breeding, Management, and Exhibition of the Various Breeds of Dogs Established in Great Britain (3 VOL. SET)

      L. Upcott Gill, London 1897 - Second Edition, 3 Volumes. Pages: Vol. I - viii+503+20+adverts; Vol. II - vii+526+12+adverts; Vol. III - ix+554+12+adverts. Bound with brown cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettering on spine and front, gilt, red & black decorations with head studies of 6 dogs on the front & 2 on the spine of each volume. Covers of Vol. I & II have edgewear, light soiling, corners bumped. Vol. III has had more use and is showing more wear, especially scuffing on the spine, bumped corners & some marks on the cover. All have black endpapers. Due to the weight of these books, the endpaper at the inside hinges has split but the binding is holding. The inside hinge of Vol. I has been reinforced with tape. Each volume has a small number printed on the half title page, previous owner's name written at top of half title page of Vol. I. The interior of all volumes is clean except for some occasional pale foxing. Vol. I is illustrated with 7 coloured plates and 21 b/w wood engraving plates, and charts and pedigrees. Its contents include information on the Sight Hounds, Scent Hounds, Pointers, Setters, Spaniels & Retrievers, along with 'Foreign Breeds Occasionally Exhibited'. Vol. II is illustrated with 8 coloured plates and 32 b/w wood engraving plates, text illustrations and charts & pedigrees, including several fold-out extended pedigrees. Its contents include information on the Herding dogs, Working dogs, Terriers, House and Toy dogs and foreign dogs. Vol. III has a tissue protected colour frontispiece of a Rough-Coated Collie and is illustrated with many b/w full page and text illustration as well as fold-out charts and drawings is b/w and colour. Its contents include "Practical Kennel Management, a Complete Treatise on the Proper Management of Dogs for the Show-Bench, the Field, or as Companions, with a Chapter on Diseases - Their Causes and Treatment." Vol. III is edited by W. D. Drury & includes contributions by D. J. Thomson Gray, Mrs. Jagger, Alexander C. Piesse, 'Ardaros' and 'Corydon'. This set contains a wealth of information from the world of dog-lovers in the late 1800's & provides valuable insight into the history of the various breeds and their management. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

      London, Methuen & Co.,, 1897. Quarto. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With numerous monochrome illustrations. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Beetle

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
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        THE SECRET ROSE

      Lawrence & Bullen 1897 - First edition, first issue with Lawrence & Bullen at the base of the spine. Original dark blue cloth with elaborate gilt design by Althea Gyles to the upper cover and spine. A very good copy indeed, with light rubbing to the spine ends and neat ownership inscription on the front endpaper. Seven full page plates after pieces by Jack Yeats. One of the author's best known works of prose, drawing upon Celtic mythology. It takes its title from the love poem that Yeats prefaces the book with. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        A TRIP TO VENUS: A NOVEL

      London: Jarrold and Sons,. 1897. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-254 [255-272: ads],. original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel.. Slight spine lean (a fault common to this book), light sunning to. spine panel (less than usual), an attractive, bright copy. A superior. copy of this book. (#67263). First edition, first printing. "An interplanetary in the classic 1890s science fiction vein: a newly discovered force enables a spacecraft to visit an inhabited Venus and then drop in on Mercury." - Locke, Voyages in Space 150. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-791. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1591. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 23. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 163. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 113. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 68. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10531.

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        The Tables of the Law And The Adoration of the Magi

      London: Privately Printed. G : in good condition without dust jacket. External split to spine. Endpapers browned and some off-setting to title page. Scattered light foxing to prelims. 1897. Limited Edition [80/110]. Brown hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Frontis portrait of Yeats. The two stories were originally printed in the November 1896 edition of The Savoy. Allan Wade notes that although described as 'privately printed', copies were advertised in Bullen's catalogue at 5/s each. The two stories were intended to be part of 'The Secret Rose [1897] but were omitted from this volume when the publisher, A H Bullen asked to leave them out. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Näherin., Farbholzschnitt in Beige, Hellbraun und Schwarz.

      1897 - Im Stock u. r. monogrammiert. Auf China. Glöckner 1992, 81. Schütte, Emil Orlik Graphik im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett, Nr. 96. Bl. 31 der Mappe "Kleine Holzschnitte", die um 1900 erscheint, unmittelbar vor Orliks erster Asienreise. Das Motiv entsteht nach dem gleichnamigen Pastell, mit dem Orlik 1892 die Silberne Medaille der Münchener Akademie gewinnt. - Minimal gebräunt, im Rand kleinere Braunfleckchen. Am linken Rand mit schmalen Heftspuren, Montierungsreste am Oberrand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 15,9 x 15,5 cm (Darstellung) 28,4 x 19,8 cm (Blatt).

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        THE AMERICAN WOODS, EXHIBITED BY ACTUAL SPECIMENS AND WITH COPIOUS EXPLANATORY TEXT. PART VII (Pacific Region).

      Published By the Author, Lowville, NY 1897 - Housed in slipcase with clasp, although the slipcase reads "Part III." This volume consists of 60 pages of text plus 23 (of 25) pages of cardboard-mounted wood specimens, three to a page (transverse section, radial section, tangential section). These number 151 to 174 in the series, lacking numbers 167 and 175. The samples are generally very well preserved, with one small hole in one sample and two very minor splits with no loss to two others. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Quest of the Holy Grail

      Curtis and Cameron 18971902, Boston - Approximately 10 x 8 inches, image area varies. Illustrated by photo engravings which have been carefully and exqusisitely hand coloured. . The 15 prints, exquisite in colour and detail, are from murals that grace the walls of the Abbey Room of the Boston Public Library. These murals are composed of a series of 15 panels featuring 150 life-sized figures illustrating the Arthurian legend, The Quest for the Holy Grail.American painter and illustrator, active in England. He began his artistic training in 1866, studying drawing with the Philadelphia portrait and landscape painter Isaac L. Williams (1817-95). In 1868 he attended evening classes in drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Christian Schussele (?1824-79). In the same year Abbey began to work as an illustrator for the Philadelphia publishers Van Ingen & Snyder. In 1870 Harper's Weekly published the Puritans' First Thanksgiving, and in 1871 Abbey moved to New York to join the staff of Harper & Brothers, thus inaugurating his most important professional relationship. Throughout the 1870s Abbey's reputation grew, both for his detailed exhibition watercolours and for his elegant line drawings, which, translated to wood-engravings in numerous periodicals, illustrated both factual and fictional events of the past and present. The influences on him were mainly English, in particular the works of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and illustrations in the English press, which he studied avidly. The success of his illustrations to some of Robert Herrick's poems, such as Corinna's Going A-Maying in Harper's New Monthly Magazine (May 1874), prompted Harper & Brothers in 1878 to send Abbey to England to do a complete series of drawings for an illustrated gift-book, Selections from the Poetry of Robert Herrick (New York, 1882). On his arrival in England, Abbey found his spiritual home, and except for a few trips abroad, he never left. Abbey, a small, handsome, athletic man, had a genius for forging long-lasting and often profitable friendships. In 1877 he helped to found the Tile Club, which included among its members the architect Stanford White, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Winslow Homer, whose activities resulted in gift-books and lengthy magazine articles. Abbey's most intense friendship was with the English landscape painter and illustrator Alfred Parsons (1847-1920). The two artists shared studios and gallery exhibitions, travelled together widely and collaborated on several projects, most notably the gift-books Old Songs (New York, 1889) and The Quiet Life (New York, 1890). Abbey derived much of the inspiration for these from his long sojourns in the English countryside, especially, from 1885 to 1889, as one of the central figures in the artists' colony at Broadway (Hereford & Worcestershire), along with Parsons, Frank Millet (1846-1912) and John Singer Sargent. Abbey undertook illustrative commissions throughout his life (his illustrations to Shakespeare's plays being especially noteworthy), but from 1889 on he devoted more time to mural projects and oil paintings. In 1890 he sent his first major oil, May Day Morning (New Haven, CT, Yale U. A.G.), based on one of the Herrick illustrations, to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, where it was favourably received. Until 1910 Abbey exhibited there frequently, and he was elected ARA in 1896 and RA in 1898. His exhibited works were usually based on Shakespearean, troubadour or Renaissance themes. Large and richly coloured, the paintings reflect Abbey's fascination with the stage, particularly in the arrangement of the figures, their poses and sumptuously coloured costumes (Abbey designed the costumes for John Hare's Tosca (1889) and Sir Henry Irving's Richard II (1898), among other productions). Although he received many honours and awards, the signal event of Abbey's career was the commission in 1902 to paint Edward VII's coronation (London, Buckingham Palace). The major projects of Abbey's later life were commissio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Night in Acadie

      Chicago: Way and Williams. 1897. First. First edition. Contemporary and attractive bookplate of Robert Markham on the front pastedown, titles on the spine a bit rubbed, extremities a little rubbed and worn, a nice, very good or a bit better copy. The author's second book, like her first, Bayou Folk, a collection of short stories. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Freilicht. 100 Modellstudien nach künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten in freier Natur aufgenommen.

      - 94 von 100 Tafeln mit Lichtdrucken. Es fehlen die Tafeln 5, 26, 28, 50, 66 und 100. Leipzig, Internationaler Kunstverlag M. Bauer & Co. ohne Jahr (1897). 32,0x24,0 cm Selten! Wenige Tafeln gering knickspurig und mit Randläsuren. Insgesamt jedoch in durchaus gutem Zustand. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Küpper]
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        History of West Australia. A Narrative of her Past together with Biographies of her Leading Men.

      Niven,, Melbourne: 1897 - Lge. 4to, (iv) 5-358 pp, 236 pp biographical sketches. Frontis & ills on un-numbered pages. Some lt. browning at edges o/w vgc. Portraits in biographical section. Nicely rebacked in red gilt half morocco, orig. gilt stamped cloth boards with "West Australia" with swan on front cover, cloth marked. No lettering on spine, as the orig. spine was issued. This scarce book is highly prized for the photographs of social history of Western Australia at an important period in W.A. gold discoveries, and portraits of many ancestors of present-day WA citizens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Night in Acadie

      Way and Williams, Chicago 1897 - Very good plus with slight rubbing to spine and corners. Neat 1897 gift inscription on flyleaf (and very slight stain to lower right edge of flyleaf), otherwise clean and tight. An excellent copy of Chopin's scarce second book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Magus Books of Sacramento]
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        La Lanterne

      Librairie de la caricature, Paris 1897 - Librairie de la caricature, Paris 1897-1899, 24 pages pour chaque numéro, 21,5 X 13 cm En deux volumes de 696 pages chacun dans une demi reliure dos cuir modeste. Le volume 1 comprend les N°1 à 30, manque le N° 18, le volume 2 les N° 31 à 59, manque le 57, plus le N° 63 soit au total 58 N°. Publiée entre 1897 et 1899 par Aristide Bruant La Lanterne compta 86 numéros. Le chansonnier Léon de Bercy, dans son Montmartre et ses chansons sous-titré Poètes et chansonniers (H. Daragon éditeur, Paris - 1902) écrit : "Il fonda, en juin 1897, la Lanterne de Bruant petite brochure hebdomadaire illustrée, de 24 pages, où il donnait chaque semaine une de ses anciennes chansons, une chanson inédite, des reproductions de Morphy et de Courteline, des chroniques argotiques de Paul Alexis, des contes et nouvelles de Georges Loiseau, Charles Quinel, Michel Thivars, Willy, Max Dès, Valbert Chevillard, etc. Du mois de mars 1898 au mois de février 1899, époque à laquelle cette publication cessa de paraître, j'y collaborai sous la signature de Bibi-Chopin, en commentant les événements de la semaine dans des lettres écrites en argot parisien." Florilège des plus célèbres chansons de Bruant. II est très rare de trouver une telle série presque complète dans sa continuité, cette petite revue n’étant pas destinée à être conservée. Les 2 vol. 600 euros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pink Fairy Book

      Longmans, Green and Co New York 1897 - First Edition. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. Collection of fairy stories from around the world, from Europe to Africa to Japan. Forty-one tales, including "The Snow-Queen,Ó ÒThe Flying Trunk,Ó and ÒHow the Dragon was Tricked." Octavo, original pink cloth, elaborate gilt illustrations to front cover and spine, gilt page edges, original black endpapers, black and white illustrations throughout. Very Good to Near Fine, with spine faded, modest foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Following the Equator: A Journey around the World

      Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. 4to. 712pp. Frontispiece author photo with facsimile signature. 56 full page b&w illustrations/photographs in fine condition. Numerous b&w illustrations in text also in fine condition. Tiny tear on title page. Text is very clean. Illustrations by Dan Beard, A.B. Frost, Frederick Dielman, Peter Newell, C. Alan Gilbert and others. Very attractive pastedown small color illustration of elephant on cover by "F.B.S.". Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Unobtrusive dampstain on rear cover that does affect top margin of a few rear pages. Some minor shelfwear. Overall fine copy. Twain's humorous account of his worldwide lecture tour of 1895/96. The book is heavily focused Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India. Twain gives excellent descriptions of his adventures and also of the people, climate, flora, customs, politics, religion and food.. Book.

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        La Samaritaine.

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

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        La Samaritaine.-

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

      [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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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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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