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        La Comedie Humaine. Scenes of Parisian Life. Scenes of Private Life. Etchings by Gery-Bichard, Eugene Gaujean and R de Los Rios, after paintings by Georges Cain and Louis-Edouard Fournier (amongst others). 22 volume set. [The Human Comedy]

      Leonard Smithers, London 1897 - [7500pp.]. Illustrations. The titles covered in this set are: The Splendours and Miseries of Courtesans (Vol 1 & 2 - The Way That Girls Love, How Much Love Cost Old Men, The End Of Bad Roads & The Last Incarnation of Vautrin) The Poor Relations (Cousin Bette, Pierre Grassou, The Girl with the Golden Eyes), The Poor Relations (Cousin Pons), History of the Thirteen: Ferragus Chief of the Devorants, La Duchesse de Langeais, History of the Grandeur and Downfall of Cesar Birotteau, The Civil Services, Gaudissart II, A Prince of Bohemia, The house of Nucingen, The Secrets of La Princesse de Cadignan, Sarrasine Facino Cane, A Man of Business, The Involuntary Comedians, The Petty Bourgeois (Vol I&II), The House of the Cat and Racket, The Danse at Sceaux, The Purse, The Vendetta, Memoirs of Two Young Wives, Modeste Mignon, A Start in Life, Madame Firiani, The Message, The Atheist's Mass, Albert Savarus, A Daughter of Eve, The Marriage Contract, La Grenadiere, Gobseck, A Woman of Thirty, The Deserted Mistress, Old Goriot, Honorine, Colonel Chabert, The Interdiction, Beatrix, A Double family, The Peace of the Household, A Study of Woman, Another Study of a Woman, The Pretended Mistress. Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French journalist and writer, regarded as one of the creators of realism in literature. Balzac's huge production of novels and short stories are collected under the name La Comédie Humaine. A key figure in the 1890's the publisher Leonard Smithers was known best for publishing authors other publishers wouldn't touch 'with a barge pole' from writers and artists like Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley to outright pornography. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Slight rubbing to covers. Some light browning to edges of pages. Spines lightly sunned. Pages uncut. Teg. Rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Gegen den Strich (A Rebours), Deutsche Erstausgabe 1897. Titelzeichnung von Melchior Lechter

      Schuster & Löffler, Berlin 1897 - Joris-Karl Huysmans Gegen den Strich ("A rebours") Aus dem französischen übertragen von M. Capius Titelblattgestaltung Melchior Lechter Schuster & Löffler 1897, 300 Seiten und 2 Seiten Verlagswerbung. 17,7 x 13,0 cm. Deutsche Erstausgabe Das Buch, das 1884 in Paris erschien und damals zuerst seinen köstlichen und sinnverwirrenden Zauber verströmte, trug einen einfachen, anspruchslosen Titel: "À rebours". Es bedeutet so viel wie: "gegen den Strich". Das Buch war die Geburtsstunde einer neuen literarischen Schulde, des Symbolismus. Sein Autor Joris-Karl Huysmans wurde zum Repräsentanten dessen, was die französischen Zeitgenossen in dem Begriff "décadence" zusammenfassten. Kann ein Mensch sich, von seiner Zeit enttäuscht, völlig in eine eigene Welt zurückziehen, sofern er die nötigen finanziellen Mittel dazu hat? Am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts war das eine Frage, die viele Intellektuelle ansprach. Huysmans liefert mit Gegen den Strich eine glaubwürdige Analyse der psychischen Gefahren eines solchen Unterfangens. Auch Oscar Wildes "Dorian Gray" wurde durch dieses Buch inspiriert und vergiftet. Der Schriftsteller Huysmans starb 1907 nach stiller Askese. Er hinterließ ein Werk, das durch seine sprachliche Dichte beeindruckt und sich dem Geschmack des Massenpublikums damals wie heute kategorisch verweigert. Vorliegend die überaus sschwierig zu findende Deutsche Erstausgabe des Klassikers der "Boheme", erschienen im Verlag Schuster & Löffler im Jahr 1897. Der Text der Übersetzung von M. Capius wirkt sehr frisch und lebendig. Einbandrücken und Rückseite etwas fleckig, sowie die ersten beiden Vorsatzblätter. Saubere Seiten, keinerlei unangenehmen Gerüche jeglicher Art vorhanden. Kein weiteres Exemplar im antiquarischen Buchhandel momentan angeboten. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PÉKING. HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION

      - Péking, Imp. des Lazaristes au Pé-T'ang, 1897. Gr. in-4.: 26.5 x 24 cm, XII pp., [2] ff., 562-[1] pp. + 36 pl. Édition originale. Exemplaire no. 215. Avec 660 gravures anciennes et nouvelles reproduites ou exécutées par des artistes indigènes d'après les plus précieux documents; 124 phototypies, 24 collographies hors texte. Extraordinaire reliure en demi-peau marbrée. Dos à 4 nerfs avec pièce de titre et pièce de tomaison en maroquin noir et incrusté de lettres chinoises en maroquin rouge. Gardes de papier marbré. Couverture et dos conservés. Coins sup. émoussés, gouttière intérieure fendue mais solide, papier propre. Bel exemplaire, impressionnant pour sa reliure. Composé par l'Evêque de Pékin, Monseigneur Favier, cet ouvrage est remarquable pour ses illustrations, en particulier ses photographies. "L'impression fait d'ailleurs honneur à l'établissement typographique de Pé-T'ang (Revue critique, 1897)" La première partie, historique, couvre les différentes dynasties chinoises. La deuxième partie, descriptive, couvre les monuments de Pékin, les mœurs de la cour impériale et les arts chinois. Bibli.: Cordier, Biblio. Chine, I, 218 / Revue critique d'hist. et de litt., no. 15, 11 mai, 1897, p. 281-283 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Ride Through Western Asia.

      London, Macmillan, 1897. 8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xii, 275, plates after photographs, four folding colour-printed maps; light rubbing and bumping to binding, minimal spotting to title and margins of frontispiece; otherwise very clean and fresh: provenance: armorial bookplate George Fleming inside front cover, pictorial bookplate of John Frederick Nankivell with depiction of Ilfracombe Hotel, North Devon, dated 1868, on opposite fly-leaf. First edition. This is an account of a journey from Istanbul over Ankara through Anatolia and Armenia into Persia, where the author meandered around and stayed some time in modern Iraq, then again to Persia via Kurdistan, into Russian Turkmenistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Kashgar, finally into China and to the Trans-Siberian Railway. Charles Clive Bigham, 2nd Viscount Mersey carried out several diplomatic missions, and this one of the major - and frequently overlooked - books on Persia, as well as a good source on the Great Game. Provenance: George Fleming (1833-1901) was a Scottish veterinary surgeon who joined the army and 'served in the Crimea until the end of the war. In 1859 he volunteered for the expedition to north China, and he was present at the capture of the Taku (Dagu) forts and the surrender of Peking (Beijing), receiving for his services a medal with two clasps. While in China he undertook an expedition beyond the Great Wall, which he described in Travels on Horseback in Manchu Tartary (1863). In 1866 he obtained the diploma of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and in 1867 he served with the army in Syria and Egypt' (ODNB).

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        CHINESE PHOTO ALBUM, COMMEMMORATING THE VISIT OF THE WELCOMING OF THE AMERICAN M

      - [China c.1897.]Half leather over brocade silk, most of spine gone, else very good, 69 b.w. photos, most are 14.5 x 9 cm., some panoramas 8.5 x 30 cm., one large photo 27 x 21.5 cm. all edge gilt, clean solid copy. Q U I T E R A R E A very unusual album of photographs showing the tour of what appears to be American Business community members & their wives. Arrival in Kwantung, tour of the Ming tombs, panoramic ! * Photos of early Canton area, sea coast, the Great Wall, a trip up the Yangtze, city streets, river/canal scenes, elegant banquets with High Chinese military & political figures, and the last & largest photograph depicts the whole group of American & Kwantung Chinese Merchant Advisory Board in a commemorative photograph. * Also some excellent images of an early and primitive Macao, lovely panoramas of that old Portuguese city, the hills around city, river & bay with the city rising up the gentle slope, with a good number of old Chinese junks anchored in the harbor. * The Chinese title above the grand panorama reads: "Guang Dong Zhi Xin Ju Haun Yin Mei Guo Sang Hui Ji Nian:" "IN COMMEMMORATION OF THE WELCOMING OF THE AMERICAN MERCHANT ASSOCIATION BY THE CANTON ADVISORY BOARD." * Consists of about 22 pages of tipped in clear, bright & good focus original photographs. The most fascinating of them is the last group memorial photo of the Canton Advisory Board & all of the Americans & their wives, as posed for the camera. In the front row are what one may assume are the most prominent and important members. * Central to one American who has a striking resemblance to the Roosevelt [yes the Famous Roosevelts !!!] family, is a very gaunt & small Chinese holding a long stick, with a flag, wearing a traditional long Chinese robe. One other Chinese is seated in the front row, and he is a be speckled solid man with an alert bearing. Other members are standing behind in ordered rows, with an occasional American naval officer peeking in from the left and a few small Chinese boys also peeking in from the far right in bewilderment. Many of the members also hold some sort of a commemorative flag, with the Advisory Board name embroidered upon it. * The whole group is found before a most handsome and great Chinese architectural building with elaborate windows. The album is without any text whatsoever, but based on the title found on the last photograph, one can deduce the rest. Of particular interest is a nice photo of a Chinese altar. This has an embroidered cloth over it, with Chinese characters that read: Guan Xi Er Si San Nian Men [?] Ji dan or Twenty- third year of Guangxi ie 1897, Birthday to indicate an auspicious day for a religious festive day, thus the Chinese brought the Americans to the temple to celebrate the happy occasion. * Other photographs clearly represent a graphic record of the arrival to Canton, the places they were guided to by the Advisory Board members, archaeological monuments, old shrines, the Great Wall [indicating a trip to the North], temples, Ming tombs, with a host of wonderful street scenes, Macau views, nice photos of the local Chinese and the jaunty Americans in straw hats, canes, spats, while the American women wore great hats, long skirts and long-sleeved white blouses as the posed for the camera. They were often conveyed in mule-drawn carts with a Chinese groom leading them. * Other travel was by ship up and down the canals of Canton, photos of the Government buildings, altars, roof tops [from their hotel room ??] showing the city, the bay with ships, and a trip up the Yangtze [?] or some other great river in a motor boat, showing their Occidental crew beside a very well set table. A poignant view of a slow-paced China of a past century. * Albums of this subject, are always SCARCE, full of great period original photographs and views of China & Macao. A lovely record taken by a member of the American group for posterity. *

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        Palästina und Syrien.

      Leipzig K Baedeker Vierte Auflage 1897 - Roter O-Ganzleineneinband mit Titel in Golddruck auf Deckel und Rücken, Einband wenige Gebrauchsspuren, marmorierter Schnitt, Lesebändchen, CXVIII, 462 Seiten mit 19 Karten, 48 Plänen und einem mehrfach gefaltetem Panorama von Jerusalem, 8°. - - - Exemplar in guter und frischer Erhaltung!

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        La Parisienne peinte par elle-même

      L. Conquet, impr. Lahure, imp. Lahure, 1897. In-4, demi-maroquin à coins cerise à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés de fers spéciaux, filets dorés, couvertures et dos conservés en 2 états, bleu et argent, grand de marges (rel. signée V. Champe), 200 pp. Fontispice, 20 pointes sèches hors texte et 41 compositions dans le texte, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Charnières et coins lég. frottés. Rares rousseurs. Très bon exemplaire. Tirage unique à 150 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande (celui-ci nominatif). Les illustrations sont en deux états, chaque pointe sèche est tirée une fois en noir avec la lettre, puis sans la lettre et avec remarques imprimées en bistre ou en vert ; les vignettes du texte sont également tirées hors texte sur papier de Chine ; ces suites sont reliées dans le volume.

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        The Comedie Humaine: [The Novels of Balzac] (34-volume set)

      Philadelphia: The Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd, 1897. Hardcover. G (33 of the 34 vols. have average to moderate wear along outer spines and their edges; v. 20 is missing much spine material and both boards of it have separated; interiors are clean, with only a few bumped pages here and there.). 34 vols. Olive and brown marbled boards, 3/4 black leather-like spines and corners; gilt letters and decoration on spines; gilt top edges; matching marbled flyleaves; various paginations; BW plates as frontispieces, BW illus. within texts. Text is in English. At heads of spines: The Novels of Balzac. The complete 34-volume set of an uncommon edition of the books of "The Human Comedy," as rendered by French novelist Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). Each volume has preface by George Saintsbury. Volumes are arranged here generally according to the list appearing just before the index in the final volume, even though this order is slightly different than the one on paper provided by the publisher. All volumes are present. Contents: v.1 The wild ass' skin and other stories ; v.2 The Chouans ; The conscript ; v.3 The country doctor and other stories ; v.4 The quest of the absolute and other stories ; v.5 Eugenie Grandet and other stories ; v.6 The country parson ; Albert Savaron ; v.7 Father Goriot ; M. Gobseck ; v.8 Ursule Mirouet and other stories ; v.9 The celebates and other stories ; v.10 A bachelor's establishment and other stories ; v.11 Modest Mignon and other stories ; v.12 The lily of the valley and other stories ; v.13 A distinguished provincial at Paris ; Z. Marcas ; v.14 Lost illusions ; Gaudissart II ; v.15 The rise and fall of Cesar Biroutteau ; Gaudissart the Great ; v.16 Beatrix ; The purse ; v.17 About Catherine de' Medici and other stories ; v.18 The peasantry ; Pierre Grassou ; v.19 A woman of thirty ; A start of life ; v.20 The seamy side of history and other stories ; v.21 Seraphita and other stories ; v.22 A daughter of Eve ; Letters of two brides ; v.23 The poor parents, part I ; v.24 The poor parents, part II ; Cousin Pons ; v.25 The harlot's progress, vol. I ; v.26 The harlot's progress, vol. II and other stories ; v.27 The jealousies of a country town, etc. ; v.28 The thirteen and other stories ; v.29 Muse of the department and les employes ; v.30 The deputy for Arcis, part I ; v.31 The deputy for Arcis, part II and the middle classes ; v.32 Droll stories, collected from the abbeys of Touraine, vol. I ; v.33 Droll stories, with Sarrasine, etc., part II ; v.34 A prince of Bohemia and other stories.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Illustrated by a Series of Seventy-One Original Illustrations Reproduced from the Original Pictures in Oils Specially Painted by Albert Letchford

      London: H.S. Nichols, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. Library Edition, illustrated, one of the cloth issues. Set of twelve (12) volumes, each measuring 6.25 x 10.25 inches, uniformly bound in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spines and gilt rules on the front boards, top edges gilt. Complete with all 71 Letchford illustrations, each tissue-guarded, with the title and number of the plate printed on the tissue. Boards show some old insect damage (mostly subtle abrasion, a few volumes with small losses of cloth) and occasional scuff marks, some bleed from the glue used on the hinges visible on the endpapers near the gutters, paper has been reglued over hinges on Volume 11 only. All volumes otherwise clean, tightly bound, and unmarked; some pages unopened. Overall a sound and attractive set.

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        1858-1897. [The choir of the Wind Music Lovers Club under the auspices of the Emperor: 1858-1897].

      Skoropechatnia "Nadezhda" Skt. Peterburg 1897 - Folio (34 x 27 cm), half-title, frontispiece, XII pp., including title and 1 plate, 170 pp., including 8 plates, with 2 plates excluded from pagination, 16 pp. of printed music, LXXII, publisher's green cloth, pictorial upper board, gilt lettering to spine; small repairs to spine. The "wind music lovers club", originally called "Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich's Chorus", was founded in November 1872 on the initiative and with direct involvement of the Crown Prince Alexander Alexandrovich. Conducted by Bekkel, an assistant director of the Guard's choir, the choir often performed for the Royal Family at the Winter Palace and Tsarskoye Selo. Only on two occasions was a performance of the choir cancelled: once due to the illness of the Crown Prince and the other during the Turkish war in 1877. This luxuriously produced edition describes the history of the choir since its establishment, the members and, of course, the active participation of the Crown Prince, the future Emperor Alexander III, as well as the princes of Oldenburg, Nikolay, Alexander and Konstantine. The text is accompanied by photographs of the members of the choir produced by Lewicki with facsimile of signatures of the musicians. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description de lAfrique Tierce Partie du Monde

      First edition thus.   3 volumes. 3 fine facsimile maps  8vo.   Very fine original printed wrappers, preserved in  three full morocco drop back boxes.  Paris, Leroux

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        Der Geist von Canterville ( Erstes Buch auf Deutsch von Wilde in EA von 1897 , nur 60 Exemplare weltweit , einst )

      Limited to 60 copies (1897), maybe still 20 existing copies worldwide today. Maybe the last possibility to buy one for ever on private market. Colophon : Dieses Buch wurde in 60 Exemplaren, von denen eines auf Seide, eines auf Pergament abgezogen wurde, für Freunde gedruckt. Die Illustrationen verdankt es der Güte von Herrn Fritz Erler, der Druck wurde ausgeführt von Brügel & Sohn in Ansbach, die Kosten trug der Bruder der Uebersetzerin. Oscar Wilde, Der Geist von Canterville, trans. A.M. von B(öhm) (Munich : Brügel, 1897). This edition, with illustrations by Fritz Erler, was limited to only sixty copies and it is the first Wilde work that appeared in book form in German. The stigma still associated with Wilde's name in 1897 may account for the facts that Böhm used only his /her/ initialsto identify him/her/self and that the publisher's imprint did not appear on the volume. This was in all likelihood an unauthorized edition, as neither Wilde nor Ross makes mention of it in their correspondence, despite Wilde's continual efforts to make as much money as possible off his works during these years. (Joseph Bristow in Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture : The making of a legend). Condition : near mint. Format : ca 10,5 x 12,5 cm. Ex-Libris (original ink-drawing) for EMIL FERDINAND TUCHMANN (1885-1963) More pictures and background-research upon request. Payment by installments could be considered, also for public institutions.

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        Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection

      1897. . Good. This Benjamin A. Gould mini-collection includes 3 items; #1) Gould's scarce 1897 book titled Cordoba Photographs ; #2) an autograph signed letter (ASL) ; #3) a small card with Gould's image. Benjamin Apthorp Gould was a pioneering American astronomer whose star catalogs helped fix the list of mapping thirty-two thousand stars in the Southern Heavens. Gould also made the first determinations of the trans-Atlantic latitudes by telegraph; organized meteorological stations from the tropics to Tierra del Fuego and from the Andes to the Atlantic; pioneered in the use of the camera as an instrument of precision; and was one of the founders of the National Academy of Sciences. He was also the founder and editor of The Astronomical Journal beginning in 1849. #1) Book; Cordoba Photographs: Photographic Observations of Star-Clusters from Impressions Made at the Argentine National Observatory, Measured and Computed with Aid from the Argentine Government / Fotografías Cordobesas: observaciones fotográficas de cúmulos de estrellas de impresiones hechas en el Observatorio Nacional Argentino, medidas y computadascon el apoyo del gobierno Argentino. Lynn, Mass.: The Nichols Press, 1897. viii, 533 pages, 1 leaf tables, 37 charts (4 folded), 30 × 25 cm. Spanish and English in opposite columns. Black green cloth, half bound in black leather, library call number on spine, some deterioration at the corners, and rubbing at the top and bottom of the spine, otherwise quite good. #2) ALS (Corboda, Argentina) to "My dear Choate" [Joseph H. Coate?], 16 January 1878, 4 pp., re wedding of his friend, Laddie, his homesickness ("I came for three years, & it is now seven & a half since we arrived"), his scientific work ("I have eight large volumes underway"), death of Dr. Caswell, etc. ("Give my affectionate remembrances to Mrs. Choate, & tell the younger generation sometimes of the old gentleman on the Pampas." #3) Small card, 1-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches, etching of Gould (Daily Historic), n.d. This mini-collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        The Lands of Islam.

      London and Madras: the Christian Literature Society for India,, 1897. A Description of the Condition of Arabia, Afghanistan, Persia, Turkey, Morocco, and Muhammadan Negroes. Compiled from the Best Authorities. Small octavo. Original flexible green paper boards printed in black, green cloth backstrip. Wood-engraved frontispiece view of Mecca, similar illustrations to the text, including maps. Variably sunned overall, backstrip slightly frayed, small ink-stain and contemporary ownership inscription (W[?illiam] Jensen) to slightly creased front board, a few small superficial chips to paper on rear, contents toned, the occasional faint stain. A very good copy. First and only edition, the fourth and final instalment in the publisher's "Papers for Thoughtful Muslims" series, rare: one copy in UK libraries (British Library), and four in North America (of which one in a sammelband with the other three titles); the print-run is stated as 3,000 copies, but most of these would appear to have perished in the inhospitable conditions of the subcontinent. The compiler remains decidedly anonymous, but there are extensive quotations from Stanley Lane Poole on Turkey, Frederick Lugard on Africa, William Wilson Hunter on the "defective education" of Muslims, and William Muir on Islamic law; the work is evidently intended to demonstrate to Indian Muslims the backwardness of the wider Islamic world, the Ottoman Empire especially (with notable attention to the Armenian massacres), and thus encourages them to convert to Christianity, as "no race swayed by Muhammadanism can ever advance except by renouncing their religion" (p. 82). The other books in the series are The Witness of the Koran to the Christian Scriptures; The Koran Examined; and The Prophet of Arabia. All are similarly uncommon.

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        The Strand Magazine Vols. XIII - XXIX.

      George Newnes. 1897 - 1905. 8vo., 17 volumes in original light blue pictorial cloth, elaborately blocked in black and gilt. Illustrated throughout. A very good run. This run of the Strand Magazine, bound up in the publisher's 6 monthly volumes, includes several of the first appearances in print of Conan Doyle's works, including The Tragedy of the Korosko, A Duet, most of the eerie tales collected as Round the Fire Stories, The Adventures of Gerard, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes. The short story The Croxley Master also appears for the first time. Other writers -- many of them mystery writers -- are represented here as well. Also H. G. Wells The First Men In the Moon, The Stolen Body,and The Story of the Inexperieneced Ghost, E Nesbit's The Phoenix and the Carpet and various articles on cricket and football by C.B. Fry. In later years both P.G. Wodehouse and Sir Winston Churchill both were regular contributors to the Strand Magazine.

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        Das moderne Plakat. Mit 52 farbigen Steindrucktafeln und 266 Textabbildungen.

      Gerhard Küthmann, Dresden 1897 - Mit VII, 316 Seiten mit 52 farbigen Lithographien und 266 schwarz-weißen Abbildungen im Text. Goldgeprägter Ohldr, die Buchdeckel jeweils in Original-Halbpergament, der Vorderdeckel mit montierter Deckelillustration. Der schöne Einband mit umlaufendem marmorierten goldgesprenkelten Buchschnitt, 4° ( 30 x 23 cm ). Mit schönen reich goldgeprägten Vorsatzpapieren, die farbige Umschlagillustration ist vorn miteingebunden. Der Einband gering fleckig, Ecken gering bestoßen, innen wenige Seiten mit geringen Randläsionen bzw. gering angeknickt, ansonsten von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung, die Lithographien von farbfrischer Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 2650 Gramm ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("John S. Sargent"), to American sculptor and painter, Thomas Shields Clarke, inviting him to lunch

      33, Tite Street, Chelsea, S.W., London, 1897. 1 page. With original stamped envelope addressed in Sargent's hand. 12mo. Fine. 1 page. With original stamped envelope addressed in Sargent's hand. 12mo. Sargent writes to fellow American artist, Thomas Shields Clarke (1860-1920): "Will you do me the pleasure of coming here tomorrow Friday at 1 o'clock, and lunch with me?" Sargent took up residence at 33 Tite Street on moving to London in 1886; prior to Sargent, it had been occupied by Whistler.

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        The Encyclopaedia of Sport.

      Lawrence and Bullen Ltd. [1897]. Large 8vo. 2 vols. Contemporary half red morocco, gilt spines, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.; pp. xii + 632, vii + 654, 40 plates including some by Thorburn, numerous text illustrations; a little rubbing to extremities, very good. First edition. A comprehensive survey of sports, includng all forms of hunting, shooting and fishing.

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        1897 autographed Works of Thomas Bailey Aldrich.3/4 leather fine binding.Lim. Ed

      Riverside Press, Cambridge 1897 - A beautiful, complete, numbered (limited edition), finely bound and autographed set, The Works of Thomas Bailey Aldrich. The set includes his classic works, such as The Story of a Bad Boy. Each book is numbered 225 of 250. Aldrich's autograph is bound into volume one, with matching numbering; "autograph copy no. 225". About the Author - Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 –1907) was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He is notable for his long editorship of The Atlantic Monthly. He is also known for his semi-autobiographical book The Story of a Bad Boy, which established the "bad boy's book" subgenre in nineteenth-century American literature, and for his poetry, which included "The Unguarded Gates". Physical Attributes - Each volume measures 22.5 x 15 x 2.75 cm. Together they are 25 cm wide (shelf space). Beautiful 3/4 leather fine bindings; the paper is framed by double fillet of gilt. The spines have five raised bands, with compartments; four compartments are framed in fillet with sprays of leaves in the corners; two of the compartments have the name, volume, and works within in gilt. Every volumes sports beautiful marbled endpapers and handsome, wide margins. Top edges are gilt. Each volume includes a ribbon. A very attractive and well executed set. Condition - See pictures. A little fading at edges and spine. Light shelf wear with an occasional rub, and worn edge/corner. Overall the bindings are still quite handsome and clean. No writing or ownership marks/plates/etc. Many unopened pages. Occasional thumbing in Vol 1 (noticeably at back of title page and pages 9-10. Vol 4, red mark in margin of page 120. Volumes 7 & 8 have a moisture mark at the very bottom right corner (foreedge/bottom edge); this extends in a little over a cm at its worst, and often very little; the mark never gets anywhere near the text and is confined to the very corner region of the books. Vol. 8 has the same moisture intrusion at the gutter for the first 40 pages (in last picture). 6200 grams [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Russland [Russia]; Handbuch für Reisende

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 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. Near Fine+.

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        Ashantee.

      Berlin, S.Fischer Verlag ., 1897 - Erstausgabe. 8°. 204 Seiten. Leinen mit Goldprägung auf Einband und Rücken. Jugendstil Blindprägung. Kopfgold. Kanten minimal berieben. Name und Datum auf Vortitel. Sonst sehr gut erhalten. 770DB Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 490

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        The Complete Collected Works].

      Volf Skt. Peterburg - Moskva -98 1897 - Octavo (20 x 13.5 cm), 10 vol. Hal-title, title, LCV, 325; 453; half-title, title, 399; half-title, title, 383; 343; 422, V; half-title, title, 412, [2]; half-title, title, 306, [2]; half-title, title, 312, [2]; half-title, title, 599, [2]. Publisher's cloth with raised red ornament, illustrated endpapers, moire edges. A fine set of the first posthumous revised edition in beautifully decorated original binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zur Kenntniss der Lagebeziehung zwischen Großhirn und Schädeldach bei Menschen verschiedener Kopfform, zugleich ein Beitrag zur Vergleichung des Schädels mit der Totenmaske.

      Berlin, Verlag von Veit & Comp., 1897, 2, 46 pp. mit Abbildungen und Tabellen, sowie 5 ganzs., color. Gr. Folio. Taf., original Halbleinenband unbeschnitten. Erste Auflage! Mit einem Anhang : Darstellung der cranio-cerebralen Topographie in stereographischer Projektion von Hermann Maier. August Froriep (1849-1917) - Erste Ausgabe dieser Wilhelm His gewidmeten bahnbrechenden Arbeit zur craniocerebralen Topographie. Die schön ausgeführten, mehrfarbigen Tafeln geben ein anschauliches Bild der Befunde. -- In der "Vergleichung des Schädels mit der Totenmaske" liefert der Verfasser Grundlagen für die Feststellung der Identität historischer Schädel. Ein auch für die Gerichtsmedizin und bildende Künstler wichtiger Beitrag. "Froriep's Arbeit bildet die Grundlage für die Krönleinschen Linien, die dem Chrurgen eine ungefähre Orientierung über einzelnen Hirnabschnitte am außeren Schädel ermöglichte. First Edition. Froriep, this Weimar-born professor of anatomy at Tübingen studied intensive the subject of the head. His name is associated with "Frorieps Ganglion". cf. Dobson, 71 Kelly 152 Cushing, F 344 Fischer I, 459 Vierordt, 92. - Not in Waller.

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        Die Nordsee - Expedition 1895 des Deutschen Seefischerei-Vereins. Über die Eimenge der im Winter laichenden Fische.

      Lipsius & Tischer Kiel, Leipzig 1897 1 Blatt, 96 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit 4 Figuren im Text und 20 farbigen, lithographierten ( teilweise ausfaltbaren ) Tafeln. Goldgeprägter Ohldr, Groß4°. Inhalt: Reisebericht - Systematik ( der Fischer ) - Verteilung der Eier und Fischlarven nach den Befunden der 3 Nordsee-Fahrten - Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse - Über die Fruchtbarkeit des Wassers - Nachtrag - Literaturverzeichnis - Tafelerklärung. Mit eingebundenem Handschreiben Prof. Dr. Henkings ( Generalsekretär des Deutschen Seefischereivereins ) an Emile Cacheaux (?), President de la societe..et..peches maritimes.) Datiert am 24. Mai 1897. \" Euer Hochwohlgeboren, gestatten wir uns ein Exemplar der Schrift....ganz ergebenst zu überreichen. Deutscher Seefischereiverein in Vertretung des beurlaubten Präsidenten, Prof. Dr. Henking, Generalsecretär \". Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Bibliotheksstempel. Papier durchgehend gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Einige Seiten etwas angerändert. Tafeln sauber und von guter Erhaltung. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Nordsee, Fische, Fischfang, Fischlaich, Seefischerei, Eimenge, Meereskunde, Ozeanographie

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        The Beetle

      1st IMPRESSION. 12.8 x 19 cm red cloth with gilt stamped title and black and green decoration to the front and spine. Original floral grey green endpapers, viii, 351pp with 4 black and white plates including tissue guarded frontispiece. There is slight fading to the spine, and a couple of small (1-2mm) chips in the cloth at the head of the spine, a few tiny ink spots to the spine and three on the green boarder at the front. There are a very few light spots almost exclusively to the edge of the text block. The fore edge corners are sharp, firm and square. Internally the book is very good, the hinges are firm and there is no name, inscription or book plate. All in all a near fine example of one of the best selling and most influential novels of the late Nineteenth Century. A very scarce item.

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        The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, Volumes I - XII, Kamashastra Edition, [The Arabian Nights]

      London: H.S. Nichols Ltd, 1897. Hardcover. Near fine. Letchford, Albert. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First illustrated edition of this famous work with 71 plates by Albert Letchford. The Library Edition, edited by Leonard Smithers, published privately by the Kama Shastra Society as much of the material was deemed inappropriate at the time due to its sexual nature, these 12 volumes comprise the whole sixteen volumes of the original work per the editor's note (less a very small amount of material). Almost everyone today has heard of the Arabian Nights; very few have read all Thousand and One Nights. This is a special set, and the first set of the Nights to have been illustrated. The illustrator, Albert Letchford, was a close friend of the Burtons. He studied painting in Cairo and was therefore conversant with Eastern life in the most minute detail, which is reflected in his illustrations. ***DESCRIPTION: 12 volumes bound in half red morocco with green linen boards, gilt lettering and decorations on spines, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges uncut, green marbled endpapers, title pages in red and black, facsimile of original title page follows Editor's Note, 71 illustrations (including a portrait of Sir Richard Burton) with titled tissue guards throughout the 12 volumes. ***CONDITION: The overall condition of this set is near fine; every volume has a strong, square text block and solid hinges, the heads and tails of the spines are solid, the set is free of prior owner markings and every illustration called for is present. There is some minor edgewear and rubbing, along with two of the volumes having had professional restoration work done to address spotting on the sides and a short split to the front board of Volume I, now strong and solid. ***CITATION: Version of Penzer, pg. 122, Illustrated Library Edition. ***POSTAGE: Please note that this is a large and heavy set, additional postage will apply. We will calculate actual postage costs based on destination. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection

      1897. . Good. This Benjamin A. Gould mini-collection includes 3 items; #1) Gould's scarce 1897 book titled Cordoba Photographs ; #2) an autograph signed letter (ASL) ; #3) a small card with Gould's image. Benjamin Apthorp Gould was a pioneering American astronomer whose star catalogs helped fix the list of mapping thirty-two thousand stars in the Southern Heavens. Gould also made the first determinations of the trans-Atlantic latitudes by telegraph; organized meteorological stations from the tropics to Tierra del Fuego and from the Andes to the Atlantic; pioneered in the use of the camera as an instrument of precision; and was one of the founders of the National Academy of Sciences. He was also the founder and editor of The Astronomical Journal beginning in 1849. #1) Book; Cordoba Photographs: Photographic Observations of Star-Clusters from Impressions Made at the Argentine National Observatory, Measured and Computed with Aid from the Argentine Government / Fotografías Cordobesas: observaciones fotográficas de cúmulos de estrellas de impresiones hechas en el Observatorio Nacional Argentino, medidas y computadascon el apoyo del gobierno Argentino. Lynn, Mass.: The Nichols Press, 1897. viii, 533 pages, 1 leaf tables, 37 charts (4 folded), 30 × 25 cm. Spanish and English in opposite columns. Black green cloth, half bound in black leather, library call number on spine, some deterioration at the corners, and rubbing at the top and bottom of the spine, otherwise quite good. #2) ALS (Corboda, Argentina) to "My dear Choate" [Joseph H. Coate?], 16 January 1878, 4 pp., re wedding of his friend, Laddie, his homesickness ("I came for three years, & it is now seven & a half since we arrived"), his scientific work ("I have eight large volumes underway"), death of Dr. Caswell, etc. ("Give my affectionate remembrances to Mrs. Choate, & tell the younger generation sometimes of the old gentleman on the Pampas." #3) Small card, 1-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches, etching of Gould (Daily Historic), n.d. This mini-collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        A Devotee: An Episode in the Life of a Butterfly

      Edward Arnold, London 1897 - First edition. Octavo. pp. [1-9] 10-211 [212-224 (publisher's advertisements)]. Publisher's blue-grey cloth blocked on the front cover with a decorative design in black, lettered on the spine in gold. Author's presentation copy (to her brother?) inscribed on a paper slip neatly laid-down on the front free endpaper: "With Mary's Love, March 10th '97." Corners lightly bumped, a bright, fine copy. Both Sadleir and Wolff go out of their way to praise Cholmondeley and this work in particular. Sadleir: "She is an excellent example of the not-so-long-ago front-rank novelist, whose books in good condition are extraordinarily difficult to find." Wolf: "A very interesting story psychologically, Freudian case-history observed with clinical detachment." A beautiful presentation copy. Sadleir 549; Wolff 1211. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Yvette Guilbert dans sa loge.

      - Lithographie in Grün, Rot und Gelb 1897, signiert und datiert. Blattgröße 59,5:45 cm. Nr. 46 von 50 Exx., auf gelblichem Velin.- Die leicht frivole Szene ist vom Künstler mit wenigen Strichen skizziert und erhält durch diese Sparsamkeit der Zeichnung eine duftige Wirkung.

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        Map of the Peninsula of Florida and Adjacent Islands. Florida East Coast Railway.

      St. Augustine, FL.: Florida East Coast Railway.. No date. Ca. 1897.. Color map 39 3/4 x 16 inches folding into decorative card covers 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Very good condition. Advertising on the inside front cover notes that "Steamship service between Miami, Florida and Nassau, N.P. (Bahama Islands), will be inaugurated early in January, 1898..." The railroad to Miami was completed in 1896. .

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        The Pierrot of the Minute

      Illustrated with a frontispiece, two vignettes and an initial letter by Aubrey Beardsley. First edition. One of 30 copies on Japanese vellum of a total edition of 330. 4to., original vellum, gilt illustrations after Beardsley on both covers. London, Leonard Smithers.

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        Meissonier - His Life and His Art

      William Heinemann, London 1897 - xiv, [2], 395pp, [1], full painted vellum by Chivers, smooth back, bevelled boards, t.e.g. Some evidence of light water staining to upper and lower panels and endpapers, minor colour loss towards fore-edge of upper cover, but generally quite bright and clean. Painted panels to spine and upper cover with small mother of pearl inlay to upper cover. Stamp of Chivers to lower turn-in, an unusually large example of a Chivers painted binding Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Captains Courageous

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited,, 1897. A Story of the Grand Banks. Crown octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decorations to spine and front cover gilt, black coated endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 22 illustrations by I. W. Taber. Ownership inscription in pencil to half title. Spine gently rolled, minor rubbing to extremities, tiny bump to foot of front cover, small mark to rear cover; an excellent copy. First UK book edition. The UK edition was preceded by the US book edition, released the previous month. The work was originally serialized in Pearson's Magazine between 1896 and 1897. Written while the newlywed Kipling was living in Vermont, Captains Courageous is Kipling's only novel set entirely in America.

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        Im Reich der Pinguine. Schilderung von der Fahrt der "Belgica"

      220 Seiten, Frakturschrift, 98 Abbildungen, fünf teils mehrfach ausklappbare Karten (2 lose), Diagramme, Seiten broschiert unbeschnitten, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, oberer und unterer Buchrücken beidseitig aufgeplatzt, innen sauber, Großformat-4 "Im Reich der Pinguine" schildert der zweite Kommandant Georges Lecointe die Fahrt der Belgica zum Südpol. Die belgische antarktische Expedition fand von 1897-1898 statt.

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        Farthest North Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893 96 and of a Fifteen Months Sleigh Journey by Dr Nansen and Lieut Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram

      First English edition. 2 vols. Portrait frontispiece, 4 large coloured folding maps (one loose, tear unaffecting map), 16 colour & several other plates, with numerous illustrations in the text. 8vo. Fine original green pictorial cloth, gilt. Lightly soiled, one partial cup ring to vol 2. Occasional spotting and offsetting, a little dusty, otherwise a very good copy. xvi, 510; xvi, 672pp. London,

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        La Nichina. Mémoires inédits de Lorenzo Vendramin

      Société du Mercure de France, Paris 1897 - Edition Originale. Exemplaire numéroté. 1 des 15 exemplaires aur Japon impérial (n° 4). Reliure en demi-maroquin fauve, dos à nerfs, exemplaire non-rogné. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KOREA & HER NEIGHBOURS: A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vic

      - New York [1897], Revell.Buff cloth, very good, 488p., index, 1 folding map, frontis, 34 b.w. photos and illustrations, 5 appendixes, preface by Walter C. Hillier. 3rd. ed. SCARCE An important primary travel source book, by the famous and celebrated British traveller. This work is based on her four visits to Korea, where she had access to high places within the Korean government and as well as in English circles. Her narrative is lucid and a colorful description of the country & people, customs, traditions, cities &c. Covered are her first impressions, the Kur-Dong, Seoul, travel on a Korean sampan, Han & Han people, natural beauty, marriage customs, inns, roads, Diamond Mountain, the impending war, Manchuria, Muk-den, Nagasaki & Vladivostok and a host of other fascinating essays. * A valuable study of late 19th century Korea and Nagasaki, covering her sojourn 1894-1897. Also a most excellent critique of the old Korean government and sympathetic to the progressive aspects of Japanese programs for Korea at this time. We have posted some color scans of this title and its variant editions to our web site, so if you are unsure which is which, please contact us. * Issue variants: This title was issued in different editions: London and New York, each being in a different binding, they were also issued in a one and two volume edition. The color of the cloth also varies. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Helen D. Jones: KOREA AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS IN WESTERN LANGUAGES, #77, p.19. *

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        Glückwunschkarten zur Verlobung usw.

      - Vorhanden sind 19 Bl. mit 123 Verlobungskarten, 7 Bl. mit 31 Ereigniskarten zur Hochzeit und Geburt sowie 12 leere Bl. - Dargeboten werden fast alle gängigen Varianten der Luxuspapierherstellung. von einfachen Karten mit den goldgeprägten Zeilen "Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Verlobung" über Klappkarten mit gestanzten und geprägten Bordüren, Kordeln, Seidenapplikationen, Glitter, Fransen und chromolithographischen Abbildungen bis zu einer geprägten Plastikkarte! Hervorragend erhaltenes Album, exklusive Sammlung zum Thema "Luxuspapier". Die über 150 Karten sind mit mit der Rückseite auf den kartonierten Blättern montiert. 5 Kärtchen weisen Knickspuren auf, entstanden beim nachlässigen Umblättern der Seiten. - Wird als vers. Paket zu Euro 8,00 versandt! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 quer 4° . Pappbd. mit goldgepr. Titel. Privates Sammelalbum mit ca. 150 montierten Grußkarten zur Verlobung und zum "freudigen Ereignis". 1897 und später. Quer Gr. 4°. Blind geprägtes Leinen mit goldgeprägtem Titel: Zur Erinnerung an den 23. Februar 1897.

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        FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR

      1897. A Journey around the World. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. Original blue cloth with front cover plate and gilt-decorated spine. First Edition, with the title page in the first and usual state (with no mention of McClure). This was Twain's travel narrative (beginning in Vancouver and ending in Cape Town, by way of Australia and India), illustrated by eleven artists of the day, with which he had "hoped to make good the tangled finances of the ill-fated publishing firm, Charles L. Webster & Company, of which Mark himself was the company" [Johnson]. It was Twain's last travel book, and it was also the last of his books to be sold on a subscription basis.~In this copy, the signature mark "11" IS present on page 161 -- but this is not an issue point, as priority is unknown. This is a fine, bright copy -- and rather uncommon thus. Blanck 3451; Johnson pp 65-68.

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        The Lands of Islam. A Description of the Condition of Arabia, Afghanistan, Persia, Turkey, Morocco, and Muhammadan Negroes. Compiled from the Best Authorities.

      London and Madras: the Christian Literature Society for India, 1897 - Small octavo. Original flexible green paper boards printed in black, green cloth backstrip. Variably sunned overall, backstrip slightly frayed, small ink-stain and contemporary ownership inscription (W[?illiam] Jensen) to slightly creased front board, a few small superficial chips to paper on rear, contents toned, the occasional faint stain. A very good copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece view of Mecca, similar illustrations to the text, including maps. First and only edition, the fourth and final instalment in the publisher's "Papers for Thoughtful Muslims" series, rare: one copy in UK libraries (British Library), and four in North America (of which one in a sammelband with the other three titles); the print-run is stated as 3,000 copies, but most of these would appear to have perished in the inhospitable conditions of the subcontinent. The compiler remains decidedly anonymous, but there are extensive quotations from Stanley Lane Poole on Turkey, Frederick Lugard on Africa, William Wilson Hunter on the "defective education" of Muslims, and William Muir on Islamic law; the work is evidently intended to demonstrate to Indian Muslims the backwardness of the wider Islamic world, the Ottoman Empire especially (with notable attention to the Armenian massacres), and thus encourages them to convert to Christianity, as "no race swayed by Muhammadanism can ever advance except by renouncing their religion" (p. 82). The other books in the series are The Witness of the Koran to the Christian Scriptures; The Koran Examined; and The Prophet of Arabia. All are similarly uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Art of Deer-Stalking. Illustrated by a Narrative of a Few Days' Sport in the Forest of Atholl with Some Account of the Nature and Habits of Red-Deer ...

      Edward Arnold. 1897. 8vo. Original half vellum, marbled board sides, spine lettered in gilt on a leather label, top edges gilt; pp. xviii + [2] + 304; 10 plates after Landseer and Scrope; previous owner's inkstamp to half-title, binding a little discoloured as usual, boards rubbed, a very good copy. New edition ('Sportsman's Library'). First published in 1838, one of the great books on the subject.

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        Patent of nobility donated by Queen-widow-regent Emma (1858-1934), regent for Princess Wilhelmina (1880-1962), to Louis Christiaan van den Brandeler, captain of the general staff of the Netherlands Royal Army designated to the task of militaire verkenningen, being military reconaissance, entitling him to add the noble prefix of 'jonkheer' to his family name.

      The Netherlands, The Hague, d.d. 8 March 1897. Large white washed vellum charter, 57x58 cm. Partly printed, partly handwritten in Dutch, with in the centre a hand painted coat-of-arms bearing the motto Qui non potest sperare desperet nihil. The charter bears the original signature of Queen Emma and the minister of Justice Van der Kaaij. Royal wax seal of Queen Wilhelmina is attached in a metal disc shaped case with two gold braided sashes. The charter and the wax seal are encased in a contemporary metal box. This rare patent of nobility was signed by Queen Emma on behalf of Queen Wilhelmina who would become of age in 1898. She reigned as a regent from 1890 to 1898. Therefore few of these patents of nobility which are signed by her exist. General-Major Louis Christiaan van den Brandeler (Haarlem 24 juni 1855 - Breda 23 februari 1911) ended his military career as governor of the Royal Military Academie in Breda from 1905 to 1911. Through his wife Christiana Petronella Greve (Haarlem 30 juni 1859 - Baarn 24 maart 1918) he owned the estate of Laauwik in Lent near Nijmegen. This estate was sold in 1919. He also owned estates in Velp and Wageningen. In 1910 he was asked to become minister of War in the government of Prime Minister Heemskerk, but he refused. H165

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        Voyage dans le Laos. Mission Étienne Aymonier. Tome deuxième (2. Band von 2).

      Paris, Leroux, 1897. - 360 Seiten, mit 22 Karten, gr. 8vo (ca. 24,8x17,4 cm), Halbleinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken. [Annales du Musée Guimet, Tome sixième]. Zwar nur der 2. Band von 2 Erschienenen, allerdings sehr selten! Étienne Aymonier (geb. 1844 in Le Chatelard; gest. 1929 in Paris) war französischer Beamter in der Kolonialverwaltung Kambodschas. Er bereiste weite Gebiete Südostasiens, u. a. auch in Siam, dem heutigen Thailand, und nahm Denkmale und Inschriften auf. Später war er erster Direktor der französischen Kolonialschule École Coloniale.

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        Lloyd's Natural History. 16 vols (set)

      Edward Lloyd 1897 - ~Publication dates: 1896-97. The complete collection of Lloyd's Natural History with colour illustrations and in the original red cloth binding. With 485 colour plates, collated complete. Comprising: A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera (5 volumes), by W. F. Kirby; A Hand-book to the British Mammalia by Richard Lydekker; A Hand-book to the Primates (2 volumes), by Henry O. Forbes; A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain (4 volumes), by R. Bowdler Sharpe; A Hand-book to the Carnivora by Richard Lydekker; A Hand-book to the Marsupialia and Monotremata by Richard Lydekker; A Hand-book to the Game-Birds (2 volumes), by W. R. Ogilvie-Grant. Uniform original maroon cloth, gilt titles, black and gilt ruling to spines, gilt ruling to boards. Inner rear hinge of Butterlflies vol. 1 cracked. Inner front hinge of Butterflies vol.IV starting to crack. Inner front hinge of British Birds volume II slightly cracked. Inner rear hinge of Butterflies volume I cracked. Inner front hinge of volume I of Game Birds starting to crack. Inner front hinge of Monkeys volume vol.II cracked and slightly loose. Rear hinge of Marsupials uncracked but slightly loose. Other hinges all sound. Spine slightly faded for Mammals, others unfaded. Original endpapers in all vols, browned near edges. Decent, attractive set. Size: Approx. 300pp per volume [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A.]
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