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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

      C. Arthur Pearson Ltd. 1897 - FIRST EDITION of H.G. Wells 'The Invisible Man. Published in London by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd. in 1897. First Edition, First Printing with laid-in card SIGNED by author. Hardback. Book very good. Spine unfaded, hinges repaired, previous owner's name on front free end paper and first page, some minor spotting on paste-downs, small tear at bottom of front free end paper. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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

      C.Arthur Pearson Limited 1897 - Maroon cloth covers with gold titles to spine and front cover,pictorial stamp on front in black.Covers uniformily darkened with very minor rubbing on extreameties;cloth not broken or damaged.Block is clean and tight.Front and rear hinges paper covers have worn but all cloth hinges remain intact and firm.No stamps or names. [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

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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]

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        REPERTOIRE METHODIQUE ET ALPHABETIQUE DE LEGISLATION, DE DOCTRINE ET DE JURISPRUDENCE, 50 VOLUMES, 1845-1897 (COMPLET)

      Jurisprudence Générale du Royaume 1897 - RO40153584: 50 volumes. Texte sur plusieurs colonnes. Auteur, titre, tomaison, date et filets dorés sur les dos. Bords des plats légèrement frottés. Dos du tome 35 abîmé, avec manque. En matière de droit civil, commercial, criminel, administratif, de droit des gens et de droit public. Nouvelle édition augmentée et précédée d'un Essai sur l'Histoire générale du Droit français (Tome I). Du tome II (Ab.-Acte) au tome 44-2 (Voi-Zon). 3 derniers tomes: Tables: 1845-1867 (1-2) et 1887-1897. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 340.01-Recueil Dalloz [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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 .

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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]

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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]

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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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        LA REVUE DE L'ART ANCIEN ET MODERNE.

      1897 - Materia: Antigua revista de arte con grabados. Publicación: París; Imprimerie Georges Petit, 1897 - 1913 Descripción: (31 x 24 cm.). 34 vols. 2 por año. Unas 500 p., por volumen numerosos grabados fuera de texto. Encuadernación de lujo en holandesa puntas de época, nervios y dorados en el lomo. Estado de conservación: Muy buen ejemplar PBSS1

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        The Hoax Art Album . containing over one hundred amusing and interesting picture puns

      Cartwright & Rattray [1897], London & Manchester - This extremely interesting book would have been the centre of attention for Victorian parlour games, long before TV and even radio was there for entertainment. At the top of each of the 22 pages of puzzles there is a cryptic title for you to decipher - some a bit cheeky and some quite difficult. Below the title there are 4-6 flaps, each with a clue, and you lift the flap for a picture [coloured wood engraving] that illustrates the answer. Some quite naughty, some obscure and some just down right witty and funny. If all else fails and you can't work out the answer there is a flap in the centre of the page under which are the answers to all of the riddles on the page. There is also one page with the 'Young Ladies Alphabet' and another with a rhyme called 'Ten Points in a Good Wife'. This copy has been signed by the author on a prelim page. All together a witty and cleverly composed book that is quite a rarity and a splendid glimpse into a completely different world. 31.5 x 27 cm. Dark blue cloth binding with blind embossed titling. Coloured engravings with gilt ornamentation to all pages. Re-bound with the original cloth overlaid. Replacement end papers. Remants of a damp stain to both boards. Generally clean contents with a little damp along the lower edge of pages - this does not go past the outer gilt border of the pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        RUBÁIYAT OF DOC SIFERS

      New York: Century Co., 1897.. Olive cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt, with pictorial vignette, t.e.g.. Frontis and illustrations by C.M. Relyea. Cloth sunned and a bit spotted, two small tape tab marks in gutter of half-title, rear inner hinge cracking, repair at gutter between front free endsheet and preliminary blank; a sound copy, in bit worn and sunned cloth case and chemise. Gilt morocco bookplates of Walter Chrysler and Paul E. Bechet. First edition. Inscribed by Riley on the preliminary blank: "For -- / Sir Henry Irving, / With greetings and esteem / -- James Whitcomb Riley. / Indianapolis, USA -- / Dec. 2 1897 / ...... / He loves his work -- he loves his friends -- / June, Winter, Fall, and Spring -- / His lovin' -- fact is -- never ends; / He loves jes ever'thing. / [Rubáiyat of Doc Sifers]." Actor/Manager Irving (a.k.a. John Henry Brodribb), and his personal assistant Bram Stoker, became good friends with Riley, and they were in frequent contact when Riley visited London and when one of Irving's tours found them in Indianapolis. Stoker records their friendship in PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF HENRY IRVING, p.112. Stoker's own presentation copies from Riley were sold at the posthumous sale of his library and manuscripts at Sotheby's (London) on 8 July 1913, and realized more than 10% of the gross proceeds. BAL 16625. RUSSO, pp.69-70.

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        THE AMSTERDAM NOTEBOOK

      Np c -8, Amsterdam 1897 - Miniature (16mo) commercial stationer's notebook, 65pp. excluding blanks, 70 x 45mm. Original red roan. Reverse entries, and autograph pencil inscriptions: 'About 1898.or earlier AC.', and 'E. Aleister Crowley fecit'. In another hand: 'Bought in Amsterdam?' and 'Very early MSS by A.C./Early MSS A.C.' Tail of spine chipped, traces of labels on both covers, pages browning. HOLOGRAPH UNPUBLISHED HOMOEROTIC VERSES BY ALEISTER CROWLEY, THE EARLIEST CROWLEY MANUSCRIPT KNOWN TO EXIST. This tiny notebook, used by Crowley when he was twenty-two years old, is the earliest of the author's manuscripts known to have survived. It consists of eight sonnets and six other poems, all but two of which are unpublished. Following Crowley's annotations, the contents read: Sonnets. E. Aleister Crowley fecit Love me or leave me Your love is light To pass through the pale streets I, who am dying for thy kiss He, who seduced me first A sailor's kiss is branded Did you speak truly? The old dark evening Rondels & Songs, &c. E. Aleister Crowley fecit The End -- rondel The Red Lips of the Octopus In Fur and Silk poem Xmas -- ballad Parody on above Song Of these poems, only three ever appeared in print: The Red Lips of the Octopus (published in The Winged Beetle [Privately printed,1910]); Xmas (published in differing versions in Oracles [Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth,1905]; Collected Works II [Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905-7]; and Amphora [Burns and Oates,1908]. The text, written in pencil, is faint, occasionally difficult to read, and in the case of one poem, illegible. The front leaves of the notebook contain the sonnets, and the back pages, as Crowley worked with the book the other way up, the remaining verses. All the sonnets, written in Crowley's undergraduate hand, are homosexual and masochistic in tone, and for the time unpublishably explicit. The sonnet sequence seems to address his love affair with Herbert Jerome Pollitt, conducted whilst the pair were up at Trinity College, Cambridge. Pollitt, in his guise of theatrical female impersonator, also answered to the name Dine de Rougy. Crowley arrived at Cambridge in 1895, the two met in October 1897, and the affair was over by the following year. How much the relationship meant to Crowley -- and how much it continued to mean throughout his life -- can be gauged from Crowley's decision to exclude this notebook from the otherwise wholesale destruction of his early poems noted in Oracles [Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905]. Crowley had made his way to Holland for the Christmas of 1897 after breaking up with Pollitt, but the couple spent the holiday writing each other letters by turn beseeching and flirtacious, and they were reconciled on New Year's Eve. The relationship was consummated that night, the act later codified in Crowley's The Book of the Law [Privately printed: The O.T.O./ Church of Thelema, 1938 [1942]]: 'Genesis Libri AL: 1897. Admitted to permanent office in the Temple, midnight, December 31, 1897.' This little books of poems, written during the painful final breakdown of the couple's relationship, is thought to be the earliest Crowley manuscript in existence. It pre-dates (and may go some way to explaining) Crowley's conversion to the loopiness of Golden Dawn mysticism the following year.

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

      Scribners [1897-1908], London: Chapman & Hall; New York - 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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        A History Of The Derbyshire County Cricket Club

      Derby: for the Club, printed by Bacon & Hudson 1897 - A season-by-season account of the matches and events concerning the Derbyshire Cricket Club during the period 1871 to 1896. First Edition. Small 8vo. 338pp + 20pp of adverts at the rear. Portrait frontis. Original cloth-backed printed boards, with pinkish discolouration to upper board, light spotting, and two small pieces of cover paper chipped away at the outside edge and by the hinge. Former owner's neat ink inscription to first advert page. Another edition was published in 1899 by the Derby Daily Telegraph carrying approximately 50 more pages. Scarce. [Padwick, 1853]

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        Derbyshire Cricket Guide For Season 1897

      Derby: printed by Bacon & Hudson 1897 - Compiled and edited by LG Wright and WJ Piper. From 1885 until 1893 this handbook was known as the Derbyshire Cricket Annual and edited by E. Elliott & T. Thornhill. In 1896, after two blank years, it re-emerged as the Derbyshire Cricket Guide under which title it ran until 1939, although no copies were issued during 1915-18. This is the second year of issue. 24mo. 190pp + [6] 2 portrait plates (William Storer & George Davidson). Original pale brown printed paper wrapper, very rubbed with small pieces missing from front and back, spine taped.  [Padwick 1852]

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        Tap-Truyen (récits à la bouche), contes et légendes annamites,

      P., Mendel 1897, - in-8, 198 pp., illustré de 22 illustrations à pleine page comprises dans la pagination, plié et broché à la chinoise, couverture illustrée en couleurs. Tirage total à 500 exemplaires, tous numérotés. Ouvrage imprimé sur papier bleu, rose et jaune. Recueil de 22 contes, parmi lesquels "Le fumeur d'opium", très joliement illustrés dans le style chinois. D'Enjoy avait déjà publié des études sur la législation civile annamite. Trace de pli angulaire au premier plat de couverture.

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        Sabre And Bayonet : Stories of Heroism and Military Adventure : Collected and Edited

      Dillingham, New York 1897 - Very Good+ in the publisher's full burgundy cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt (still brilliant). Octavo. 361pps., with numerous black-and-white illustrations -- 20 of them full-page. There is mild bumping to the tips and light touches of soiling to the cloth. Also, the page-edges are slightly browned. Modest reading wear, including the (very) sporadic smudge, fox-mark, or creased page-corner. This item has been recently restored: it has new inner hinges (the endpapers are original), a tightened spine, and new endcaps (where there had previously been a bit of fraying to the cloth. It is overall, then, quite clean and the binding tight with all pages intact. This is an association copy, inscribed in a fine, calligraphic hand to 'Dr. Cyrus Townsend Brady with compliments of T. F. Rodenbough, New York, April 6/'03.' It is also inscribed in an only slightly less stylish hand 'with the compliments of the old sergeant, Jno. H. Cook.' Brady would, of course, go on to become a successful and highly-published author of historical and biographical titles (his career barely begun at the time of this signing); his works included 'Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West,' 'Commodore Paul Jones,' 'In the Wasp's Nest,' 'Sir Henry Morgan, Bucaneer,' 'Arizona,' and 'Indian Fights and Fighters.' He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1883 and had spent several years in the West, seeking adventure, and working for the Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific railroads. He later became an ordained deacon in the Episcopal church before resigning to engage in his literary pursuits. The two signers of the book, the author, Rodenbough, and Cook, were both recipients of the Medal of Honor for feats of heroism during the Civil War. Rodenbough, a horseman, served with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and the 3rd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry; he received his citation for actions at Trevilian Station, Virginia. Cook -- on whom a chapter (including a couple of sketches) is devoted in this book -- was a member of Company A, 119th Illinois Infantry; he received his Medal 'for conspicuous bravery at the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 9th, 1864.' A very nice copy of an elusive book -- a collection of true stories concerning the Civil War and the Wild West -- rendered one-of-a-kind with the inscriptions. Rodenbough published a number of Civil War titles and is, perhaps, best known among collectors for his 'From Everglade To Canon With the Second Dragoons' (1875), a classic piece of nineteenth century American military history. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos, comprehensive, can be emailed upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nooks Of Books (IOBA, Betr. Bus. Bureau)]
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        PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS, NOW ENTITLUED [sic] THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay Upon the History of The Nights [with] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS. With Notes Anthropological and Explanatory

      London H.S. Nichols, Ltd. 1897 - 12 volumes. Rare and Most Probably a Unique Presentation of the Illustrated Library Edition. 142 original illustrations, including a portrait of Burton, reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford with one set of the original 71 illustrations presented as included by the publisher and another set individually hand-coloured. 8vo, splendid, handsome and very finely executed three-quarter gilt-bordered dark red morocco over vellum covered boards, the spine in compartments separated by wide gilt decorated raised bands, the compartments of the spine elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt with beautiful arabesque designs, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. A very handsome and unusually appealing set. This is a beautifully preserved set with little evidence of age or use. The bindings are very stately and attractive and the colouring of the illustrations beautifully accomplished. We know of no other handcoloured copy being offered in recent memory. A VERY RARE AND PROBABLY UNIQUE SET OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT EDITION, THE FIRST TO BE ILLUSTRATED, AND THIS COPY WITH AN ADDED SET OF THE ORIGINAL PLATES SINGULARLY HANDCOLOURED. Nichols’ printing is a scarce and handsome edition, the first to include the illustrations by Letchford. In 1896, two years after their first edition of ARABIAN NIGHTS, the Nichols-Smithers duo commissioned Sir Richard Burton's close friend, Albert Letchford, to paint 65 illustrations for another edition as well as a portrait of Burton, and soon after commissioned for 5 more. Burton and Letchford had met several years before when Letchford was 18 when he was in Florence beginning his art education and had discussed the possibility of illustrating "Nights." "Burton's suggestion of illustrating the "Nights" had appealed greatly to Letchford on account of the unlimited scope such a subject would give to an artist who loved the East and had a boundless imagination." Letchford commenced study of Eastern images for his paintings, though only one of the illustrations was painted in Burton's lifetime. Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. ‘The Thousand Nights and a Night’ is probably the most famous of all his many works. This translation reflected his encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life: "it reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom," [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details. In contrast to Victorian mores, Burton was driven to explore what would now be called by literary critics the uncanny/Unheimliche or the unresolvable tensions of human beings. Accordingly, he recorded details of daily life and practices that were considered vulgar at the time. "The Arabian Nights" have been traced back to an ancient Persian masterpiece, the "Hazar Afsanah" or "Thousand Tales." The stories themselves can be dated from between the 8th and the 16th centuries and were for popular entertainment. They include a range of subjects from romance and fantasy, to homosexuality, bestiality, and obscenity. While a number of other English translations predated Burton’s unexpurgated version, perhaps his achieved greatest notoriety due to its copious footnotes and the "Terminal Essay" found in the last volume. They are a compendium of his private reservoir of anthrological and sexual curiosities. His discussions of female sexual education and homosexuality excited intense debate and controversy at the time of publication. Burton’s intellectual influence is far-reaching. His amazing grasp of languages and culture anticipates the globalism of the future. His geographical discoveries not only make him an interesting historical figure but also allowed for future exploration. The detail with which he wrote and his willingness to examine intimate aspects of daily life we [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Napoleon's Opera Glass

      Elkin Matthews, London 1897 - COSWAY STYLE BINDING. MADE FOR CHARLES E. LAURIAT CO. BOSTON. SIGNED BINDING BY W. ROOT AND SON. Full blue crushed morocco. A colored upper torso hand painting under glass, of a young Napoleon wearing his ermine cape to the front board. Double gilt ruled lines, with decorative design. Gilt crowns and the letter "N" as well in gilt to the corners. Eagle and crown in gilt in the middle of the rear board. Five raised bands in gilt to the spine. Gilt title and borders, royal bees and eagles to the compartments. "EXTRA ILLUSTRATED." Gilt inner dentelles and royal bees to the inside corners of the boards. Water silked dark blue paste downs and end papers. All page edges in gilt. Half title. The frontispiece is an outstanding chromolithograph of Napoleon in his royal military dress. Numerous black and white full page engravings of personalities of the times. Each engraving protected by a fine paper sheet. (not tissue). I don't know whether this book should be classified as well as a work of art. One of the finest books I have ever had the privilege of owning. Rare and extremely desirable. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Novels of Charles Lever

      Downey and Co., London 1897 - Thirty-seven volumes complete. Uniform full calf by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco author label to second panel, title label to fourth and volume label to sixth, remaining panels gilt with central flower inside a roundel and flowery stem corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border with shamrock corner pieces, gilt rule to edges and gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, a couple of volumes with scrapes and knocks, occasional discolouring to leather, one or two small bumps. Internally occasional very minor spotting but generally bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. With black and white and colour plates throughout, by Phiz and Cruikshank. Volume one has an autograph letter signed by Lever tipped in before the general title. Limited de Luxe edition, one hundred copies, this being number thirty-eight 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Arabian Nights The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      H.S. Nichols, Ltd., London 1897 - 12 Volumes; top edge gilt; 5 raised bands; gilt-lettering on spine; marbled endpapers; deckled edges ; Vol. 1/12/2013; 8vo 1/2 grained morocco cloth-covered boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      H S Nichols 1897 - Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R F Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C Smithers, and illustrated by a series of seventy original illustrations [71, including the portrait of Burton] reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford. 12 volumes, 253 x 160mm, black cloth, lettered bilingually in gilt on spine, in Arabic on lower cover, lettered & blocked in gilt with richly elaborate geometric design in Islamic style, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Pp.xxxii, 416, 11 plates + facsimile title-page from the Benares edition of 1885; viii, 432, 6 plates; x, 444, 9 plates; x, 420, 6 plates; viii, 400, 8 plates; [viii] 408, 6 plates; viii, 406 + final blank leaf, 7 plates; xii, 424, 4 plates + facsimile title; xiv, 444, 4 plates + facsimile title; xx, 480, 4 plates + facsimile title; x, 496, 3 plates; xxiv, 400, 3 plates + facsimile title. All plates have captioned tissue guards. Some dampstaining in volumes 1, 4 & 12. TOGETHER WITH the specially commissioned black cloth-bound portfolio of Albert Letchford's illustrations: 'Choice Edition de Luxe', large size, printed on Plate Paper, proofs before letters. No.31 of 250 sets [numbered 31 to 280]. Nichols 1897. Folio, 555 x 440mm, pp.[vi] [71] + corresponding captioned guards. Bookplate with owner's presentation inscription. First few leaves waterstained, with creasing at inner margins, box lacking ties, bruised at head & tail of spine, printed label a little soiled, otherwise very good. Very scarce with the portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Cameron House Books]
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