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        The Royal Navy A History

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company,, 1897–1903. From the earliest times to the present. Assisted by Sir Clements Markham, K.C.B., P.R.G.S. Captain A.T. Mahan, U.S.N. H.W. Wilson Theodore Roosevelt E. Fraser etc. 7 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, armorial crest to boards gilt, grey coated endpapers, top edges gilt. 25 photogravures and hundreds of full page and other illustrations. Paton family bookplate to each volume. Ends and corners rubbed, covers a little marked, occasional light spotting to edges, end matter and to the photogravure plates; overall in very good condition. First edition, first edition; in the first issue bindings with the spines giving the names Theodore Roosevelt in volumes 1 and 2, Col. Theodore Roosevelt in volumes 3, 4 and 5, and President Roosevelt only in volumes 6 and 7. A comprehensive history of the Royal Navy up to 1903. A nice first issue set in well above average condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Chances of Death and Other Studies in Evolution.

      London: Edsward Arnold, 1897. - Karl Pearson (1857-1936), who founded the first university statistics department at University College London, made a major contribution to the methodology of science in The Grammar of Science (1892), established the discipline of mathematical statistics, and was Francis GaltonÕs (1822-1911) leading disciple, applying statistics to the study of heredity and evolution. The Chances of Death and Other Studies in Evolution is an important collection of his early essays. Two volumes, octavo. ix, [3], 388; [4], 460 pp. Photogravure frontispiece in each volume, plates, text illustrations. Publisher's gray-green cloth with gilt spine. Spine ends lightly chipped, spines faded. Bookplates of American zoologist Charles Atwood Kofold (1865-1947) and of another owner from the 1950s in each volume. A good, tight copy. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Forecasts of the Coming Century

      Manchester: The Labour Press Limited, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. An anthology that included: Tom Mann, William Morris, Enid Stacy, Grant Allen, Bernard Shaw and several others. An about near fine copy in decorated cloth binding with some bumping to the top corners and a little fraying to the spine crown but internally a clean copy. A very nice copy of this important and uncommon collection.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Paris: n.p.. 1897-1919. large 8vo., quarter leather with five raised bands, marbled paper-covered boards, with original paper wrappers bound in. variously paginated.. 19 volumes bound in 18. A complete run of this bimonthly periodical until 1919 (i.e. volumes one to nineteen). The periodical continued to 1931and Superseded Revue internationale des archives, des bibliothèques et des musées. Merged into Revue des bibliothèques. Journal of bibliography, archives, libraries and library sciences. Ex-libris of Paul Lacombe, the French book collector and author. Minor wear to extremities. Loosely inserted is a commemorative book label which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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      1897. Very Good. [EHON - ALBUM] Yoshu CHIKANOBU. BIJUTSU AZUMA NISHIKIE GAJO Kan. Tokyo: Hasegawa Jubi, Meiji 30 [1897]. Orihon folding album in brocade covers. Twelve oblong oban-size prints of bijin of the 12 months of the year (24 x 36 cm) are folded into the covers (24 x 18 cm). Chikanobu [1838-1912] was of samurai descent and fought on the losing shogunate side in the disturbances at the end of the Tokugawa period. He became an artist in early Meiji and always maintained an interest in military matters, depicting heroes and battles of the Saigo Rebellion, the Sino Japanese War, etc. Here his skills are more peacefully expressed in a calendar round of lovelies, with the elegiac feeling common to bijinga during Meiji. A slight bit of edgewear to the front cover corners, else very good condition, good impressions and colors. Complete.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      1897. A Tale of the Forecastle. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. Original pictorial light blue-grey mottled cloth. First Edition (consisting of only 1000 copies, including some issued with an 1898 title page) of the tale subsequently published as THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." Conrad wrote this story with the "Nigger" title, but consented to change the title for the American edition (which preceded the English); the publisher's argument was not that the "Nigger" title might be offensive, but rather that white American book-buying public would not buy the book if they knew it was about a black man. Nonetheless, the original title was restored for all subsequent editions, making this variant-titled edition one of the more sought-after of Conrad's works.~This copy is in near-fine condition (some cracking of the endpapers, a hint of wear at a the bottom corners of the spine). This is an increasingly-difficult book to find in collectible condition. Cagle A3b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Tragedy of the Korosko, by Arthur Conan Doyle [1st Appearance] in the Strand, Nos. 77-84, [Feb-July1897]

      London : George Newnes, 1897. 1st Edition. The Strand Magazine, Feb, 1897 to July, 1897. Subjects: Detective and mystery stories, English - Periodicals. Newnes, George 1851-1910. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir 1859-1930. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked half-calf over buckram boards. Slightest suggestion of dust-dulling, with some rubbing/scuffing to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        From the Four Winds, inscribed by the author

      London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1897. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Inscribed by Galsworthy, in 1931, on the fly leaf. 1897, First Edition of the author's first book. Only 500 copies printed. 246 pp. Hardcover, green cloth, gilt title. Near Fine copy, spine sunned; clean contents; sound binding. In a custom made full leather slipcase with suede interior; slipcase with some fading and scuffing. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      Tuskegee, AL, 7 Dec. 1897. Autograph. Mild aging of paper. About Fine. A fine quote--"Be too great to be little"--on a 6-1/2" x 8" page removed from an autograph album SIGNED and dated by Washington in Tuskegee. The verso bears an unknown signature as does the top of the page that Washington has signed, but this could be easily removed or matted over. A wonderful display piece.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      1897. New York: Edward Arnold, 1897. Original light green cloth pictorially decorated in black, dark green and gilt. First Edition. This volume contains the ten "best" science fiction tales from THE STOLEN BACILLUS (1895), and all seventeen from THE PLATTNER STORY (1897); the other three ("The Reconciliation," "The Rajah's Treasure" and "Le Mari Terrible") appear here in book form for the first time. There was no British edition of this particular collection of "strange" stories, and in fact the latter two stories never appeared in a British book until 1984. "The Rajah's Treasure" is particularly intriguing: the "secret treasure" of an Indian potentate leads to his murder by an heir -- who then discovers that the treasure is merely a cache of whisky.~This has always been a highly sought volume, partly due to the eerie binding design (complete with skull on the spine); the book is quite scarce, and even when found it is usually in deplorable condition -- we seem to find an acceptable copy about once every five years. This, however, is an attractive copy, fine except for the slightest of rubbing at the corners. Wells Soc. 13; Hammond C3. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Winston S. Churchill, His Complete Speeches 1897-1963, full set of 8 volumes

      Over the course of more than half a century of public life Sir Winston Churchill delivered speeches whose incisive wit, artful cadence, stinging criticism, soaring sentiment, and resolute defiance still echo today.  This complete set of 8 massive volumes contains the vast majority of Winston Churchill's speeches from 1897 to 1963.  The set is nearly 9,000 pages in length, takes up 18 inches of shelf space, and weighs 34 pounds.  Before this incredible undertaking, many of Churchill's speeches had never been published in volume form.  A great many of these impressive sets ended up in libraries, and consequently bear ex-library wear and markings.  This set is in very good condition and is *NOT* ex-library.  We find no previous ownership markings whatsoever.  The contents are uniformly bright, clean, and crisp internally, and feel unread.  The top edges show very light soiling and a trace of spotting, but we find no other spotting in the set.  Being finicky, we also note a small binding error to Volume I in the form of a bit of extra glue at the headband and a small dent to the Volume I text block at the center of the bottom edge.  All eight bindings remain clean and tight with sharp corners.  Shelf presentation is superior, with no sunning and only a bit of trivial scuffing or wrinkling of the cloth.  We note the slightest warp to the Volume VIII binding which is not significant enough to easily notice or to affect how it sits on the shelf adjacent to Volume VII.  Please note that this large, heavy set will require additional postage.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A284.1, Woods/ICS A145(a), Langworth p.349.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        British Deer and their Horns.

      1st. Ed. Pub. Henry Sotheran. 1897 - pp. xviii, 224 with coloured frontispiece and 185 text and full page illus. In original illustrated binding, with illus. of antlers on front board. Some foxing to end papers o/w. a near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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      1897. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. Original pictorial light blue-grey mottled cloth. First Edition (consisting of only 1000 copies, including some issued with an 1898 title page) of the tale subsequently published as THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." Conrad wrote this story with the "Nigger" title, but consented to change the title for the American edition (which preceded the English); the publisher's argument was not that the "Nigger" title might be offensive, but rather that white American book-buying public would not buy the book if they knew it was about a black man. Nonetheless, the original title was restored for all subse­quent editions, making this variant-titled edition one of the more sought-after of Conrad's works.~This copy is in near-fine condition (spine slightly browned as always, the merest hint of wear at a couple of tips); atypically, the original endpapers are not cracked. This is an increasingly-difficult book to find in collectible condition. Cagle A3b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        News PublicationsConcerning the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and the Coronation of George V

      11 11, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating collection ofnews publicationsconcerningthe Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (June 1897) and the Coronation of King George V (June 1911). The following items relate to the Diamond Jubilee: 'The Illustrated London News'dated 5th June 1897 (No. 3033, Volume 10), with relevant advertisements; 'The Illustrated London News'dated 12th June 1897 (No. 3034, Volume 110), with dedicated pages, advertisements, and a supplement 'View of the Route of the Royal Procession'; and 'The Illustrated London News Diamond Jubilee Celebration Supplement' dated 26th June 1897, with illustrations and a large fold out view of the Procession. There are two identical Special Coronation Numbers of 'The Sphere'. Contained within a folder. Condition: Folder bound in half morocco. Worn to extremities, with marks and tidemarks. Both copies of 'The Illustrated London News'firmly bound and bright and clean, with just the odd mark. The supplement has edgewear and marks. Both copies of 'The Sphere' are loose and strained in places. The first has worn, detached boards. The second lacks boards. The first copy has marks from a brown (tea)liquid to the rear, but both are remarkably bright. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Farrier's Dog and His Fellow

      Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1897. . 75 pages plus 4 pages of ads. "Colonial Press, C. H. Simonds & Co. Boston, Mass., U.S.A." from the bottom of the copyright page. "Cosy Corner Series" from the bottom of the front cover. The binding is of light blue cloth with stamped decoration of the farrier's dog and his fellow holding a broadside of the title and author's name in gilt lettering. The binding is solid, overall clean in appearance with some soiling and rubbing yet still firm and pleasing to the eye. Spine toned with some wear at the head and tail but title, author's name and publisher remain easily readable. A very slight twist to the spine. FFendpaper has been neatly and gently removed. The text and all illustrations are present and firmly bound in. A few page margins have some spotting but the text remains unaffected. A rare find in any condition.. First Printing. Dec. Cloth with Gilt Lettering. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Amy M. Saker. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Benjamin Hish , Bookseller]
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      1897. A Grotesque Romance. New York / London: Edward Arnold, 1897. Original orange cloth decorated in red. First American Edition -- the "definitive" edition. As with THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU, this is a grim tale about a mad scientist who degenerates into a homicidal maniac, possessed by the illusion of omnipotence. (Wells later pointed out that the title is a misnomer: the protagonist is actually The Transparent Man.) Wells made a lot of money from this book over the years -- especially from Hollywood (starring Claude Rains in 1933). ~This American edition, dated the same year as Pearson's London one, is the first to include Wells's four-page "Epilogue" that serves to leave the story up in the air -- it revisits the innkeeper, who is still secretly harboring the books that taught his prior resident how to become invisible, and makes note of the innkeeper's "undying wonderful dream" of power that might be his. This epilogue has been included in all subsequent editions (making this, technically, the "definitive" edition). ~This copy is in very good, perhaps near-fine condition (spine a little darkened, as usual with orange cloth, with just the slightest of edge­wear); in our experience this American edition is much scarcer than the English one, even on this side of the Atlantic. Hammond B4 (note); Wells Society 11 (note); Currey p. 520. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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      1897. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1897. Original light blue-grey cloth pictorially decorated in black, olive and peach. First British Edition (and first edition in English) of one of Verne's more absurdly humorous tales; there was no American edition of this particular title.~We are introduced to him [Clovis Dardentor] on the voyage from the Mediterranean port of Cette to Oran in Algiers, where he is travelling with the Desirandelles -- Monsieur, who resembles a tobacco-jar in shape; Madame, thin, angular, narrow-minded, and devoted to her son; and Agathocle Desirandelle, a speechless booby who does nothing but eat, and has not the grace to be seasick even. Two young Parisians going to enlist in the Chasseurs d'Afrique have a large share in the narrative... it would be better to be adopted by the millionaire Dardentor than to enlist... [from a contemporary review, cited in T&M]~Most of Verne's first British editions are handsomely-bound, but CLOVIS DARDEN­TOR is certainly one of the loveliest. The front cover scene shows Dardentor rescuing one of the would-be Chasseurs from a railroad car that is engulfed in flames, and on the spine the hapless Agathocle is getting thrown from a horse. There are a few copies known to be bound in beveled boards with all edges gilt; most are like this one, with the same binding but without either of those features (neither binding state is believed to have preceded the other; they were simply offered by the publisher as differently-priced options). In either binding this is quite an uncommon title, and because the pigments used on the binding are notoriously prone to flake off, fine copies seem truly rare. This is a very good copy, with the spine slightly dusty and with minor erosion of the front cover pigment near the fore-edge. Taves & Michaluk V045; Myers 13.

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        La Charlézenn, 1897.

      S.n. 1897 - - S.n., S.l. _1897, (2) 70pp. (2) in-8 , en feuillets. - Manuscrit autographe complet de 70 pages rédigées à l'encre noire et foliotées sur le recto. Drame breton en 3 actes d'après Anatole le Braz. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Romance of Golden Star

      London: F. V. White & Co.. Good+ with no dust jacket; Corners slighty bumped, spine darkened.. 1897. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author!; 8vo; 300 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Curious Book Shop]
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        [Photograph Album, cover title]: Class of '97 (Union College)

      Union College (Schenectady, New York: Union College). 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). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le Scarabée d'ambre. Aventures dans l'île de Sumatra d'un Anglais, d'un missionnaire et de deux naturalistes

      Tournai: H. & L. Casterman, 1897. Livre. Très bon. Demi-cuir. Ed. originale. Très Grand In-8. Paris, Tournai, H. & L. Casterman, sd [1897]. Collection Iris. 28,5 x 18,5 cm (R), très grand in-8, 242 pp. + 1 f. n. ch., avec 9 illustrations tirées en vert à pleine page dont une en frontispice, reliure moderne en demi-requin noir à encadrements, plats couverts d'un papier coréen de fabrication traditionnelle en fibres végétales compressées, gardes couvertes d'un autre papier coréen, différent mais de fabrication similaire, dos lisse avec titre à la chinoise de couleur ambre, couvertures illustrées conservées, étui rond avec liserés de cuir de requin (reliure signée Martine Locicero). Romancier, Maurice Maindron fut également entomologiste. C'est à ce titre qu'il se rendit en Indonésie en 1884-1885. Le récit à l'usage de la jeunesse qu'il nous livre ici diffère notablement des romans exotiques qui fleurissaient à l'époque en ce sens que Maindron, étant allé sur place, doté par ailleurs d'une solide culture scientifique, sans parler de la naturelle alacrité de sa plume, savait parfaitement de quoi il parlait, décrivant des terres qu'il avait lui-même parcouru une dizaine d'années plus tôt. Notre édition, qui comporte, après la page 210, "Les propos du professeur Martin Thausing", et qui est conforme à celle décrite dans la "Bibliographie de Belgique" de 1897 (n° 1457) semble être l'édition originale. Nous n'en avons localisé qu'un seul exemplaire dans le KVK. L'exemplaire est présenté dans une reliure particulièrement originale dont les matériaux exotiques sont en parfaite harmonie avec le texte. Petite restauration à la couverture, sinon un très bel exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Germinie Lacerteux

      Philadelphia: Printed for Subscribers by George Barrie & Son, (1897). Edition Magnifique of Chefs-d'oeuvre du Roman Contemporain . Spine a little darkened, light rubbing of joints, else fine. Octavo.

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        The Works of Jane Austen. Including: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson

      London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1897, 1898., 1897. 5 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's dark red cloth entitled and elaborately decorated in gilt to spines and uppers, all edges gilt; yellow peacock design end papers. Pride and Prejudice illustrated by Brock; the other titles by Thomson. 40 black and white plates per volume. Extremities rubbed and partially frayed; gilt dulled to sunned spines. A few gatherings protruding. A sound, attractive, charming set.

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        Huit Contes à Mariani

      In-12° reliure éditeur cartonnage bleu original gravée à froid sur le plat, les plats de couvertures originales des 8 fascicules sont conservés. Tirage 500 exemplaires. Rarissime. Ces contes, délicieusement illustrés, exaltent les vertus toniques, aphrodisiaques et stimulantes du vin Mariani à la coca du Pérou et rendent hommage à son créateur qui fut aussi un généreux mécène. - Le Secret de Polichinelle par Paul Arène, illusté de quarante-deux compositions par A. Robida.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1897.- 45 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. - Pervenche, conte par M. Bouchor, images de L. Lebègue.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1900.- 26 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Pervenche, est l'histoire d'une jeune fille que son fiancé, Robert, sauve des griffes de Guillaume, seigneur de Freneuse-les-Navets, en réussissant une épreuve physique grâce au breuvage magique du nain Angelo Mariani. Ce breuvage permettra au jeune couple d'avoir douze enfants dans les quatre années suivant leur mariage.! - Un chapitre inédit de Don Quichotte par Jules Clarétie de l'Académie française, illustré de trente et une compositions par Atalaya, Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1899.- 34 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Dans Un chapitre inédit de Don Quichotte, on voit Sancho Pança rendre la vigueur à son maître et lui prolonger la vie grâce à la gourde du précieux élixir que don Pacheco lui a donné. Après la mort de son maître, Sancho retrouve Pacheco : Revenu des Indes avec toute une cargaison de la feuille verte, d'un vert grisâtre, douce, élastique et grasse, d'un arbrisseau (.) que Pizarro avait vu jadis roulée entre les doigts de l'Inca ; c'est avec les feuilles de cet arbre de la vie qu'était, en partie, payé par les Indiens l'impôt aux Espagnols victorieux ; et les chanoines de la cathédrale de Cuzco, sans compter monseigneur l'évêque, en tiraient leurs revenus annuels, aussi gras que le ventre de Sancho lui-même. Explication par Jules Clarétie de l'Académie française, illustrée par A. Robi! da.- Paris : H. Floury, 1896.- 41 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. l'auteur raconte les exploits d'Hercule, qui grâce aux puissants effets du Vin Mariani, découvre l'Amérique avant Christophe Colomb. Les Secrets des Bestes par Frédéric Mistral avec trente compositions de A. Robida.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1896.- 31 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Dans Les secrets des Bestes l'auteur découvre dans une bibliothèque de Carpentras, un manuscrit du XVIe s. qui raconte comment un bûcheron surprend trois secrets en écoutant une conversation entre trois bêtes sauvages. Les deux premiers lui permettent d'obtenir du roi d'Espagne cent mille réaux et de se faire nommer grand d'Espagne. Le troisième, concerne la coca, qui lui permet de guérir l'infante et ainsi de l'épouser. Trois Filles et Trois Garçons par Maurice Montégut, dessins de Louis Morin.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1899.- n.p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Un joli texte en vers sur une bande de joyeux drilles et de gracieuses donzelles, qui finissent en beauté grâce ! aux vertus d un fameux nectar à base de coca du Pérou. aux effets éblouissants, ancêtre du vin Mariani. La Plante enchantée par Armand Silvestre, illustrée par A. Robida.- Paris : H. Floury, 1896.- 35 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Dans La plante enchantée, la coca redonne au vieux baron des Engrumelles, la vigueur et la capacité d'enfanter. Son chapelain en tire un vin bienfaisant, dont le secret ne devait être révélé qu'à un homme ayant : « Les yeux couleur vert de mer et une belle barbe blanche » : le révérend Frère Angelo Mariani. La panacée du Capitaine Hauteroche par Octave Uzanne, illustrations hors texte par Eugène Courboin.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1900.- 91 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. La panacée du capitaine Hauteroche, raconte les souvenirs d'un vieux soldat qui a survécu à la guerre des Chouans, à la campagne de Saxe, à la retraite de Russie, grâce au vin de coca. Depuis lors, Angelo Mariani le fait connaître à toute la France

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        THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FROG'S EGGS. An Introduction to Experimental Embryology. [The first work in English on experimental embryology]

      New York:: Macmillan,, 1897. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY THOMAS HUNT MORGAN on the title page beneath his signature without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in the original green cloth binding with gilt lettering spine. Mild wear spine tips. 8vo. x, 192, [13 Ads] pp.

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        The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson [SOLD WITH] My Years on Stage -- Two Volumes, Both Inscribed by the Authors to Otis Skinner

      New York: The Century Co. / E. P. Dutton & Co., 1897 and 1922. Hardcover. Very Good+. Two volumes sold together, wonderful association copies for 19th century New York theater. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOSEPH JEFFERSON, published by Century in 1897; full calf; 4to; rebacked, with original gilt-lettered backstrip. Inscribed by Jefferson to Otis Skinner, and with the bookplate of Cornelia Otis Skinner on front paste-down. A bit scuffed along the edges; prelims and terminals lightly dust-soiled; VG+, an excellent copy. MY YEARS ON THE STAGE, published by Dutton in 1922; half gilt-ruled red morroco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, original gilt-lettered cloth backstrip bound in at rear; 4to; enriched with the addition of plates, invitations, Autograph Letters Signed, a telegram, and more. Inscribed by Drew to Otis Skinner, and with Otis Skinner's bookplate on front paste-down. Scuffed along joints; chip at head of spine; crack in gutter after half-title-p., though binding is otherwise nice and tight. Both volumes warmly inscribed by the stars of New York theater to fellow actor and friend Otis Skinner. Skinner was associated with Jefferson's troupe from 1895, where he perfected his famous Shakespearean roles as well as his signature role as Hajj the beggar in the Broadway's Kismet which he performed for over 20 years and starred in its 1920 and 1930 film versions. This volume, Skinner's own enriched copy of the work of his close friend, actor and stage manager, Drew, includes a Western Union Telegram by Drew to Skinner, thanking him for his kind review of this book, Chicago, 7 November 1922. Among 4 Autograph Letters Signed by Drew is an amusing one to Otis's wife Maud Skinner, thanking her for a letter and mentioning Otis: ". . . thank him for me and say, à propos of the `dead hand of Ethelberta' of happy memory, that after being in the sea for 15 minutes - even on the hottest day - all circulation stops in my fingers & they become waxen - so that I am known as `Francis Frozen-fin, the gelid wonder.'" 4 pages, folded 8vo, inlaid to size. On Kyalami, East Hampton stationery 9 August, 1923, and a few others to Otis in the 1920s mentioning various productions they were involved with. Also included are caricatures of John Drew, the commemorative dinner program celebrating Drew's 50th year on the stage, photographic plates from productions, and the memorial service program and letters to Skinner concerning Drew's death. The service took place on November 13, 1927 at The Church of the Transfiguration, known as "the actor's church" on 29th Street in New York City. A touching memorial compiled by Skinner, celebrating his friend and the golden age of American Stage Acting.

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        Forty-one Years In India: From Subaltern To Commander-in-chief (two Volumes) With portraits and maps

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1897. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine Condition. Bound in half red leather and red cloth with the covers and spines stamped in gilt and five raised bands on the spines. Top edge gilt. Minor tear to the head of the spine on Volume One. Image on request.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Art of the House

      London: George Bell and Sons, 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. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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        British Deer and Their Horns

      London: Henry Sotheran and Co.,, 1897. With 185 Text and Full-Page Illustrations mostly by the Author. 8 from Drawings by Mr. Sidney Steel, 2 by E. Roe, and Photographs. Also 10 Electrogravures and a Coloured Frontispiece by the Author and Sidney Steel, and a series of unpublished Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer which were formerly on the walls of Ardverikie. Folio. Original brown cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in black, top edge gilt. Colour frontispiece and 18 plates, illustrations throughout. Boards browned and a little marked, corners bumped, short cracks to joints. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

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        The Champlain Edition of Francis Parkman's Works

      Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1897. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (History) PARKMAN, Francis. The Champlain Edition of Francis Parkman's Works. Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1897. Hardcover. 20 Volumes. This is Number 291 of 1200. Titles are: Pioneers Of France In The New World. France And England In North America. The Jesuits In North America In The Seventeenth Century. La Salle And The Discovery Of The Great West The Old Regime In Canada. Count Frontenac And New France Under Louis XIV A Half Century Of Conflict Montcalm And Wolfe The Conspiracy Of Pontiac The Oregon Trail: Sketches Of Prairie And Rocky Mountain Life Most of these titles within the set are two volumes, with two of the titles taking up three volumes. All volumes have a PO bookplate. There is some fading and flecking and rubbing to a few of the volumes which smudges nearly all of the gilt on the spines. This is true of two of the volumes with a couple other volumes having some of the same wear, just not on the fullness of the spine. Toning. Set is Good overall. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. $1000.00

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War

      Longmans, Green, and Co. Here is a scarce first edition, first printing of the Colonial edition of Churchill's first book, which recounts his experiences when attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First printing Colonial editions were produced in small numbers simultaneously with the Home Issue. The harsher climate and condition of the colonies meant low survival rates and often poor condition for those few examples that endured. Complicating matters for collectors, there were no fewer than 10 different editions, printings, and binding variations for the very small number of Colonial issues ultimately produced from 1898 to 1901. Offered here is the important first printing of the Colonial edition in the second state. As is the case with the Home Issue first edition, second state copies are distinguished by the presence of the domestic errata slip. This is an original, unrestored copy, meaning it has not been rebacked or had endpapers replaced like so many of the copies that survive. The binding is overall clean, tight, and square but of course shows some age The pictorial front board retains strong color and only minimal scuffing. There is mild bubbling to the boards and light corner wear. There is also a small old cellotape remnant at the bottom edge of the top board (this apparently from a poorly applied plastic cover that once protected the binding). The spine is nicely rounded with the gilt still clearly legible. There is some wear and fraying at the head and tail and some wrinkling to the spine cloth. The contents are unusually bright and tight for a Colonial edition, with just light intermittent spotting. All maps are intact and properly folded. There is a contemporary inked owner name dated "Oct. 1898" on the ffep (conveniently dispelling any doubt that this is a first printing). Tissue guards are still present at the frontispiece and the folding map at p.1. Many Colonial editions we see seem to have spent time in private lending libraries. This might explain the number "854" inked on the spine, the ffep, and the title page and on a sticker on the front pastedown. There are no other ex-library indications or marks or residue. Overall, a well-preserved copy of a very scarce first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.2.d, Woods/ICS A1(ab.1), Langworth p.15.

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        Die alte Kaiserstadt Goslar. 12 Aquarelle. Mit begleitendem Text von Max Jordan und einem Prolog von Ernst von Wildenbruch

      Berlin, Verlagsanstalt Universal 1897. 67 x 49 cm. 18 Blatt Text und 12 chromolithogrierte Tafeln nach Aquarellen von Hertel. Titelblatt, Zierleisten und Initialen von Th. Kutschmann. In farbig illustrierter Original-Verlagseinband, Halbledereinband-Mappe mit Reliefprägung und Vergoldung - Thieme / Becker 16, 553 - Prov.-Bibl. Hann. 586 - Die schönen Ansichten dieser Prachtausgabe zeigen und a. Gose und Abzucht; Blick vom Petersberge; Abend am Marktplatz; in der Münzstraße; Ruinen auf dem Petersberge; das Kaiserhaus; Garten an der Jakobikirche; Blick vom Georgenwalle. Titelblatt und Tafeln unter Original-Passepartout. Die Passepartouts mit vergoldetem Schrägschnitt, geprägter Bezeichnung und Verlagssignet in Reliefprägung. Rücken oben ca. 5 und 1 cm eingerissen, leicht angestaubt und fleckig, 4 Blatt mit leichten Knickspuren, 1 weiteres kurzer Einriß hinterlegt, Passepartouts geringfügig stockfleckig -

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        Cuba In War Time. Illustrated by Frederick Remington

      New York: Russell. 1897. First Edition, in the very rare dust jacket which is not noted in BAL, nor is it noted in Dykes bibliographical checklist of Remington&#39;s works. Although there is mention of an issue in wrappers, BAL states that no such copy has ever been seen and that based on publisher&#39;s advertisements etc. indicate that it was only issued in boards. However, one wonders if the fictional wrapper edition wasn&#39;t a corruption of the wrapper over the actual book as the jacket reproduces the front cover exactly. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 23 plates, four from photos taken by Davis and 19 from original drawings by Remington from personal observation while he was in Cuba. Tan paper-covered boards, printed in black and red, top edge gilt, a near mint copy with only two pin dots of wear on the lower spine, in a near fine dust jacket which repeats the cover color and design and additionally has a list of other Russell publications on the back cover. The jacket has a 1/2" triangular chip from the lower back corner at the spine and another at the lower front, there is some slight chipping at the tips, but generally this is a fine fresh copy, housed in custom-made clamshell box. This is a rare book in good condition, in jacket and fine, it is quite rare. BAL 4524. Dykes #504. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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      London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897 First edition, presumed second issue with "The Shoulder of Shasta" advertisement and lacking the publisher&#39;s catalog found in later printings, textblock bulks over 1" as is the case for the first issues. Original publisher&#39;s yellow, lettered in red. An attractive and completely unrestored copy with some of the usual soiling, but much less than usual, spine a bit toned and the lettering virtually unfaded, front hinge cracked, a few small spots, else very good or better. Nicer than usual. Housed in a custom box. "Dracula" is an epistolary novel by Bram Stoker in which the now archetypal vampire character Count Dracula makes his literary debut; the plot is narrated through a series of letters and newspaper documents written by or relating to the book&#146;s main characters. An example of the invasion literature that was popular in the British Empire in the late 19th century, Dracula received only moderate critical acclaim upon its publishing but grew in popularity when it was performed on stage and later made into a film.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Captains Courageous

      Macmillan and Co., Limited 1897 - First edition. 7 1/2" x 5". Original blue cloth with gilt lettering gilt vignette of two fishermen in rough seas; the spine with vignette of standing fisherman; blue coated endpapers, a.e.g. Written while the newlywed Kipling lived in Vermont - his only novel about America. No dust jacket. Very good (inner joints with tears). 245 pages; 2 pages of ads. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a 1/2 brown morocco slipcase. Frontispiece by I. W. Tabor and 21 b/w plates. Filmed by Victor Fleming in 1937. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        The Pierrot of the Minute. A Dramatic Phantasy in One Act

      London: Leonard Smithers 1897 London: Leonard Smithers, 1897. First edition. 4to. Frontispiece, head- and tailpieces, and initial letter by Aubrey Beardsley. 43, [1] pp. Original gilt-stamped green cloth after Beardsley's design, bevelled edges. Spine darkened, light edgewear. Samuels-Lasner 115; Gallatin, p. 68; Krishnamurti 209; Nelson, Smithers 1897.3 . Beardsley's penultimate work and a book which breathes the spirit of the nineties

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        Sapho. [Subtitle]: Pièce lyrique de M.M. Henri Cain & Bernède d&#39;après le roman de Alphonse Daudet. Musique de J. Massenet. Théâtre de l&#39;Opéra-Comique. Représentations de Melle. Emma Calvé

      Paris: F. Hermet. [ca. 1897]. Original large lithographic poster in colours by Pal, signed in the stone and with the mark of the Pal studio to lower left. 129 x 98 cms. (51.5" x 39"). & & Laid down to board; slightly worn at edges. In very good condition overall. . "In Sapho Massenet made his first attempt at an opera in a modern setting. Dramatically too, with its basis in Daudet&#146;s novel, it recalls La traviata... Massenet handles the vicissitudes of love with enormous skill and imagination, and the solo scene for Fanny in the last act may be compared with Charlotte&#146;s great monologue in Werther... Sapho is certainly one of Massenet&#146;s finest works..." Hugh Macdonald et al in Grove online& & The poster depicts the singer Emma Calvé in the lead role of Fanny Legrand in the premiere of the opera in Paris at the Opéra Comique on November 27, 1897. & & Reproduced in Schneider: Massenet, p. 209. Not in Broido.

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        For The Flag. From the French of Jules Verne by Mrs Cashel Hoey

      London: Samson, Low, Marston and Co. 1897., 1897. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo., illustrated. Publisher&#39;s pictorial green/brown cloth, bevelled edges, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. Some light general wear and handling, prize label to pastedown. A clean, near fine copy of a scarce Jules Verne title. This English edition is the first illustrated edition, previously issued in America as &#39;Facing the Flag&#39; but without plates. The tale of an archetypal mad inventor of a guided missile which he puts to piratical use against Atlantic shipping. Myers.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War

      Longmans, Green and Co. This is an extremely attractive and well-preserved ex-library copy of the British first edition with interesting provenance.  The Story of the Malakand Field Force is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both elusive and desirable. Publication was arranged by Churchill's cousin while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips.  This copy of the first edition, only printing is interesting for several reasons.  First is the provenance.  The front pastedown bears the decorative bookplate of "Col. F.W. Blood 1941".  The ffep is inked in five lines: "Presented by / Col. F.W. Blood / Commemorate his 60 years' / Connection with the Cheshire Regiment / Oct. 1941".  We believe "F.W." to be Frederick William and know that a Col. F.W. "Fred" Blood was a relation of Sir Bindon Blood - to whom this book is dedicated and whose portrait appears at the frontispiece.  We found record of 1934 correspondence from Sir Bindon Blood to another family member referring to Col. F.W. Blood as working on updating the family pedigree.  Both Sir Bindon and Col. F.W. Blood were then living "at Birkenhead".  Chester - home of the library from whence this copy came - is proximate to Birkenhead.  Second, although this book is ex-library, it is in superior overall condition.  Though it is rebound, it was rebound in an apple green cloth that faithfully echoes the original and the gilt spine title and author stamping are done in the same style as the original binding, including the gilt double rules that bracket the title.  Condition is very good indeed.  The apple green cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with light wear confined to spine ends and corners and one tiny abrasion at the upper rear hinge.  The sole exterior ex-library mark is a five-digit library number inked in black to the lower spine.  The contents are bright and clean.  The rear-catalogue has not been retained, but all maps and plans, as well as the frontispiece and errata slip, remain present and fully intact.  The spotting endemic to this edition is nearly absent, with only a trivial scattering of intermittent spotting within.  The page edges were trimmed and deckled red when it was rebound.  Within the text we find only a single ex-library mark - a small circular "Chester Public Library" stamp at the upper right corner of page 1.  A "Withdrawn for sale" stamp on the blank title page verso is date stamped "21 April 1961".  The original Chester Public Library card pocket is tipped in at the ffep, with a small pink card of the Library store in the pocket.  The only other ex-library mark we find is 4 x 2.5 inch sticker bearing a printed number pasted to lower rear pastedown.  What may have been a previous owner name but is no longer readable has been removed from the upper half-title.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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      Chicago:: Way and Williams,, 1897. First Edition. Good+. Good+ in the original color illustrated boards, backstrip previously rebacked with the original spine laid down, sunned. New endpapers. Half title page present. Otherwise blank rear leaf with printer&#39;s imprint absent. 11 of 12 plates present including the frontispiece (plate for chapter "Wise Men of Gotham" absent). Text is complete. Covers edge wear, soil. Scattered mild soil. 4to. 265 pp.

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        Danish Arctic Expeditions, 1605 to 1620

      VG. Hakluyt Society. London. 1897. First Edition. Hakluyt Publications: First Series Nos. 96 & 97. PublisherÕs light blue cloth with embossed decorations and ruling on front and back covers. Spines slightly faded, gilt titles on spines and covers still bright. Internally complete with no prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears, hinges beginning to crack but still tight and strong Ñ A Near Fine set of a very scarce publication. ÑNational Maritime Museum 773.& & Vol. I - The Danish Expeditions to Greenland in 1605, 1606, and 1607: To Which is Added Captain James Hall&#39;s Voyage to Greenland in 1612. & 8vo, [cxvii], 205pp, appendices, index. 7 fold out maps, 3 maps in text, 2 illustrations. & & Vol. II The Expedition of Captain Jens Munk to Hudson&#39;s Bay. & 8vo, [cxviii], 187pp. 5 fold out maps & one in text index. & & An account of the disastrous voyage of Captain Jens Munk who departed Copenhagen in May 1619 in two ships, the Unicorn and the Lamprey, and with a crew of sixty-four men in search of the Northwest Passage. Wintering took place on the shore of HudsonÕs Bay near the present town of Churchill, Manitoba. The journey lasted 16 months, and on September 21, 1620, Munk arrived back in Norway with only two crew members still alive (barely). ÒThe fearful mortality which had beset the crew was probably a combination of scurvy and trichinosis, made even more ghastly by exposure. The Danes had been totally unprepared for the rigors of a Canadian winter.Ó WA Kenyon, The Journals of Jens Munk 1619 Ð 1620.

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        WALDEN, Or Life in the Woods

      1897, two volume complete set with ultra rare original dust jackets, WALDEN, Or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau, with an introduction by Bradford Torrey, 1st edition, one of only two sets recorded with the dust jackets.  Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. Gorgeous willow leaf pattern, after a design by Sarah Whitman, illustrated with many black and white photographs, 259 and 263 pages, entirely complete with all illustrations and fly pages. No plates or signatures, no foxing or stains, very clean and very tight. Even sunning to spines, near very fine volumes overall, dust jackets have small nips to spine edges else near fine.  Nicely decorated jackets have the same blazing gilt willow leaves as on the cover boards. Cover boards are like new having been protected by jackets all these years, blazing gilt leaves. Both are now protected in mylar. Investment quality, incredibly rare jackets.

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