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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER. [and] REGAN, HI. THE ANGLERS' CALENDAR

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1897. First Printing of this Edition. Hardcover. 238 x 171 mm (9 3/8 x 6 3/4"). lxxxiv, [4], 427, [15] pp. (bound without ads at the rear). Edited and with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne. First Printing of this Edition. STRIKING MODERN BLACK MOROCCO, GILT, FOR ASPREY (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with checkerboard of squares formed by plain gilt rules, each with a gilt fish, angling accoutrement, or author's cypher at center, upper cover with large central square containing a gilt-stamped reproduction of the decorative title cartouche from the first edition; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with angling-themed centerpiece and leafy frond cornerpieces, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In the original purple Asprey box with tissue wrapping. Frontispiece portrait, vignette on title, and numerous illustrations in the text, 53 of them full-page, by Edmund H. New. Coigney 275. A FAULTLESS COPY. This is a handsomely bound copy of Le Gallienne's attractively illustrated edition of Walton's bucolic classic, with text from the fifth edition, the last to receive the author's own revisions. The attractive binding is as new, the text shows no sign of use, and one could scarcely wish for a better copy. The high-end New Bond Street emporium Asprey has been a London fixture since 1781, serving as jewellers to a long line of British monarchs, and they sell a range of luxury goods, including finely bound books (for a short time, they even owned the merged firms of Zaehnsdorf and Sangorski & Sutcliffe).

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        Map of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming with full descriptions of mineral resources, etc

      Custer City, SD [map printed in Philadelphia]: Samuel Scott [map printed by E. P. Noll & Co], 1897. Small octavo. (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). pp. [2], 1-40. 1 folding chromolithographed map (sheet size: 31 x 28 1/2 inches) after Scott, published by E.P. Noll & Co of Philadelphia. Original brown cloth, the upper cover lettered in gilt "Rocks, / Minerals, / and other / Resources / of the / Golden / Black Hills / of / South Dakota / and / Wyoming". A prospector's copy of this interesting survey, the issue with the coloured map: "the first book on descriptive mineralogy of the Black Hills. Today highly sought after as a Black Hills mining relic" (Loomis). This work was published with the fine map coloured (as here) or uncoloured. Scott's large map of the Black Hills region depicts topographic features and various towns, including Deadwood, Sturgis, and Custer City. "For legibility, and for tracing streams to their sources, this is still a useful map of the Hills" (Jennewein).The present example is annotated in pencil with notes suggesting that the original owner of this map was attempting to set up a prospecting/mining operation near Clifton, Wyoming, in the south west corner of the Black Hills. Further notes on the verso of the map and the facing page suggest that the unidentified individual was looking for manganese. L. Leonard Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails , 229; Thomas A. Loomis, Dakota Matrix Minerals vol.10, no.3

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        La naissance de la paix par René Descartes

      With an Important Inscription by Aragon Explicating the History of the Text (Aragon, Louis 1897-1982). La Naissance de la Paix par René Descartes: ballet dansé au château royal de Stockholm le jour de la naissance de Sa Majesté (1649). Paris: Bibliothèque Francaise pour les amis de l’auteur, J. Dumoulin, (1946). Copy #128 of 300 signed by Aragon. In addition, this copy bears a full-page inscription Aragon. 4to. Original wrappers, glassine. 34p. plus colophon. With an inscription which reveals the bibliographic history of the original [translation]: “Your father has requested that I write a poem on the dance for you. It is not possible because I am incapable, but this book is on dance. It is a description of a ballet by René Descarte written in 1649 for the birthday of the Queen of Sweden. There must be a manuscript in Stockholm, but I based my writing on a manuscript which existed before the war in the Bibliotheque Nationale, which has since vanished. Here I have expanded the text with comments. For precious Sandra for when she is a big girl who will charm the world with her dancing. Signed, Aragon 18 June 1977.” When René Descartes was 54, he went to Stockholm at the invitation of Queen Christina. It is said that because Descartes refused to dance at a court ball, Queen Christina charged him with writing the verses for a court ballet, La Naissance de la Paix. The ballet was composed for performance on 8 December 1649, the 23rd birthday of the Queen. It celebrates the Peace of Westphalia at the end of the Thirty Years’ war, which was more or less won by Sweden. According to a recent study by Richard Watson “the evidence of Descartes’ authorship is virtually nonexistent... Almost certainly the ballet was written by Helie Poirier, a professional writer of French verse.” References: Watson, Richard A. (2007). Descartes’s Ballet .

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        Document Signed

      1897. unbound. Document Signed, oversize folio, May 12, 1897, appointing the owner of the New York Giants baseball team Postmaster of New York City "...for and during the term of four years from the twelfth of May, 1897..."; co-signed by James A. Gary as postmaster General. This document is uniformly toned with two discoloration marks caused by the disintegration of the original ribbon; slight weaknesses at the center fold which do not detract from the dark bold signatures. Good. Cornelius Van Cott was the owner of the New York Giants National League Baseball Club from 1893-1897. He had been appointed Postmaster of New York City by President Cleveland from 1889 - 1893. Upon completion of this commission, he purchased The New York Giants.

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        The Happy Hypocrite

      New York: John Lane 1897 New York: John Lane, 1897. First edition, Bodley Booklets No. 1, printed by Will Bradley at the Wayside Press with colophon date of December 1896. 12mo. . Bound in three different covers, varying in color and design - very probably a dummy assembled by the designer/printer himself, Will Bradley. Outer cover split at front joint

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        ESPOSIZIONE DI ARTE SACRA IN ORVIETO, Ottobre 1896. OREFICERIE, BRONZI, INTAGLI, &. Bergamo, Istituto italiano d?Arti Grafiche, 1897.

      Buona ril. editoriale cartonata, dorso e angoli in tela, cm 45x30, pp 45 di t., 53 disegni intercalati nel t., 24 pregevoli tavv in cromolitografia ed eliotipia su fondo paglierino con veline di protezione f.t. (7 tavv in cromolitografia sono ripiegate in quattro e rappresentano stupendi tessuti in dimensioni reali). A pagine in parte ancora chiuse. Ottimo esemplare.

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        NY SMÅLANDS BESKRIVNING UNDER FLERES MEDVERKAN UTGIFVEN I-IV.

      Nya Vexiö-bladets boktryckeri, Vexiö 1897-1914, (2)+6+78+XI+662 + (2)+VIII+191+VII+143+XII+142+ VI+(2)+82 + (2)+VIII+224+XII+420 + (2)+1072s med 5 dubbelsidiga kartor, 4 enkelsidiga kartor, totalt 56 planscher samt enstaka textbilder. Uniformt handbundna röda klotband med förgyllda ryggtitlar, marmorerade pärmöverdrag, stänkta snitt; något blekta ryggar, några smärre pärmdefekter i band IV, enstaka blyertsförstrykningar, i övrigt en god svit om 4 volymer.. I: GENERALREGISTER ÖFVER KRONOBERGS LÄN, VÄXJÖ STAD. II: KONGA, UPPVIDINGE, KINNEVALD OCH NORRVIDINGE HÄRADER. III: ALLBO OCH SUNNERBO HÄRADER. IV: VÄSTBO HÄRAD. En ovanligt komplett version av verket som efter avbrott och brandskattning samt senare kompletteringar (1918), är svårt att hitta helt komplett. En stor del av upplagan utgavs som gratisbilaga till Nya Vexiö-bladet

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        Dry Fly Entomology: A Brief Description of Leading Types of Natural Insects Serving as Food for Trout & Grayling with the 100 Best Patterns of Floating Flies and the Various Methods of Dressing Them

      Vinton & Co, London, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in original brown morocco with inner dentelles, hinges rubbed and splitting on volume 2. Minor worming in the far margin of the end of volume 1. Scattered foxing, 28 plates, 10 hand colored. The hand colored plates age toned but attractive. Volume 2 comprises 100 actual flies in recessed compartments. Some foxing and age toning to the mounts, otherwise fine. Number 97 of 100 copies. In a custom linen clamshell box. Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042260. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one 8vo folded sheet of black bordered printed address mourning stationery, Portland Place, March 1, 1897

      He writes to Sir Archibald to, â??let the dear lady attend the meetingâ?¦another candidate has offered for the Oxford Chair, viz., Lyddeker. I would be greatly obliged if you would give me your view as to his claims either by note or by calling in here as you pass about 10 tomorrow or any other day this weekâ?¦.â? Signed, â??Lister.â?

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        Following the Equator ( 1st/1st - First Issue )

      The American Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original blue cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. The First Issue with the title page showing only one publisher, The American Publishing Company. Page 161 has the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. {ref: BAL 3451}. Illustrated frontispiece of Mark Twain. 193 illustrations. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, light shelf wear, light spots at the endpaper, tight spine.

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        Naturalistische Decorationsmalereien. [RARE]

      Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth Berlin: Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. g. Portfolio. [2]pp, 32 loose lithographic plates, as issued, numbered 1-40 (24 full-page, 8 double-page). Original 3/4 leather over printed paper covered boards, with red and black lettering and publisher's device on front cover. Portfolio with string and gold lettering on spine. Publisher's device on title-page. 2-page preface (Vorwort) by Ernst Wasmuth (Publisher and editor). Rare and fascinating interior design work by Anton Seder, professor and director of the Kunsthandwerkerschule (School of decorative arts) of Strasburg. 32 exquisite color lithographies (24 full-page, 8 double-page) illustrate the fashionable painting style prevailing in Europe from 1875 until the outbreak of World War I. Naturalism in art refers to the depiction of realistic objects in a natural setting. The Realism movement of the 19th century advocated naturalism in reaction to the stylized and idealized depictions of subjects in Romanticism. The various lithographs presented here depict in vivid colors models of wall and ceiling paintings. The 2-page preface is written by Ernst Wasmuth, editor and publisher of this work. Ernst Wasmuth Verlag was a famous publishing house whose fields of interest ranged from architecture, archeology, to art and design. The first works of Hermann Muthesius or Frank Lloyd Wright were published by Ernst Wasmuth. Some age wear on portfolio with spine chipped and worn (a part is detached but present). Some soiling on covers. Rubbing along edges and corners. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in German. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition.

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

      C.Arthur Pearson Limited, London, 1897. First Edition with the correct first state points. 245pp. Red cloth, gilt lettered and ruled at spine, with gilt titles to upper board and a black illustration. Binding a little cocked, top edge dust marked and cloth faded and a little rubbed at spine. Paper tanned. Binding a little tender. An extremely bright copy. Neat contemporary name inked to front endpaper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        Farthest North - 1st US Edition

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine. 1897. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright set of the First US Edition in Nearly Fine condition. A most handsome and collectible documentation of historical significance. All four folded maps present. Arctic Bibliography 11983; The Nobel Laureate's account of his three-year long expedition. In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and so drift North. Given up for dead, he traveled 146 miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years. 120 full page and numerous text illus, 16 colored plates, etched portrait, photogravures, and 4 loose maps in protective pockets. Top edges gilt, two sides un-cut; Vol. 1 & 2 .

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        The First Crossing of Spitsbergen.

      Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait, nearly to Wiches Land, and into most of the Fjords of Spitsbergen, and of an almost complete circumnavigation of the main Island. With Contributions by J. W. Gregory, A. Trevor-Battye, and E. J. Garwood. Together with Eight Coloured Plates reproduced in facsimile from Sketches by H. E. Conway, Two Maps, and about One Hundred Full-Page and Text Illustrations from Photographs and Sketches. London, J. M. Dent & Co, 1897. Titelplansch + xii,371,[1 blank] sidor. Förlagets gröna klotryggband med förgylld pärmdekor och ryggtitel, övre guldsnitt, övriga råskurna. Övre ryggssluts klot med spricka. [24,5x18,5 cm].. Arctic.Bibl. 3378. Shiötz 230a. Neate C105

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        LES AVENTURES DU DERNIER ABENCERAGE.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 282x190), bella legat. in mz. marocchino mod. con grandi angoli, elegante decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, conserv. cop. orig., pp. 135 (di diverso formato), tit. in rosso e nero, molto ben illustrato nel t. e f.t. da 44 composizioni di Daniel Vierge, inc. su legno da Florian, di cui: un ritratto dell?A., 3 testate, 3 finali e 13 tavv. f.t.; tutte le illustrazioni hanno la ?suite?, posta al fine. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 100: ?Un des beaux livres de Vierge, très coté? - Benezit,XIV, p. 222 cita anche l?illustraz. di quest?opera e precisa: ?Daniel Vierge, pseudonyme de Urrabieta Ortiz y Vierge (1851-1904), espagnol, aquarelliste, graveur, illustrateur, depuis 1870 actif en France?. Pregevole ediz. di complessivi 400 esempl. numer. Il ns., 35, fa parte della tirat. di 100 ?sur vélin avec suite?. Ben conservato.

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        Dry Fly Entomology

      9 New Bridge Street, Ludgate Circus, EC, London: Vinton & Co, 1897 A Brief Description of Leading Types of Natural Insects serving a food for Trout and Grayling with the 100 best Patterns of Floating Flies and various methods of dressing them. In dark blue half leather with blue cloth, lightly bumped and worn, a few tiny marks, corners lightly bumped, titles in gilt to top cover. New spine, titles in gilt. Internally ink name and attractive bookplate to fpd (John Hargreaves), a small amount of foxing to half title, faintest of browning to titlepage edge and onwards, half title present, title page with red and black inks, [2], (xii), 314 pp, 28 pls, 1 large pull out chart, [1] adverts. 18 B&W and 10 coloured plates, lots of illustrations in text, many pages unopened. A nice copy. (OCLC 38536407)Halford [formerly Hyam], Frederic Michael, angler and writer on fly-fishing, did not invent dry-fly-fishing: it had been practiced for some years in several parts of England. But techniques were still primitive and haphazard, equipment was defective, and there was little guidance in books. It was Halford's achievement to pull together the many practices and ideas, to systematize them, and to add a number of new elements. See ODNB for a full Bio

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo folded, 3pp., on University College, London letterhead, April 2, 1897

      He writes to a colleague, "Dear Mr. Morrillier, Have you seen an account of M. Havotaux's election to the Academie francaise in today's paper? He got 18 votes out of a total of 34, but the odd 16 did not vote against him, but put in blank ballot-papers. Had they been 19 instead of 16 he would have been rejected. This is the state of things at the Chemical Society, but owning to the unbusiness-like way they have of conducting their affairs, Duvais has been declared elected. The actual number of votes he received for him is unknown; it is guessed at as 165. Publication of the numbers voting & not voting has been asked for, & accorded; and then we shall know. But I am understood to have had about 160 votes. There were present quite 380 fellows. Hence the Chemical Society has no president, for the bylaws render it necessary that, for election, a majority of the fellows present shall vote in favour of the candidate. I have no wish to be president, as I think I told you before; but I am strongly opposed to Duvais being president; & if the above bylaw were carried out, I should not be elected, to my own private satisfaction. But I think this might well be pointed out publicly, not as scoring for me, (please leave reference to me out of any which you write) but as scoring against him. A re-count has been asked for, & it is promised that the matter shall be brought before the Council. The Council will probably try to temporise and hinder the re-count, but in the interests of the Society as a body for managing its own affairs, as well as of conducting scientific business, it could do well to point out the mess they have got into. They should not be allowed to leave matters in status quo. I shall be glad to tell you all particulars, if you care to see me. But these are the facts of the case." He signs it, "Yours sincerely, W. Ramsay."

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        Following the Equator ( 1st/1st - First Issue )

      The American Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover. Near Fine. The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original blue cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. The First Issue with the title page showing only one publisher, The American Publishing Company. Page 161 has the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. {ref: BAL 3451}. Illustrated frontispiece of Mark Twain. 193 illustrations. Book Condition: Near Fine+, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, light shelf wear, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine.

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        Alaska

      Rand McNally & Co. Rand, McNally & Co., 1897. unbound. very good. Map. Color lithograph backed on linen. Image measures 22 1/8" x 34.5". Great graphic map of Alaska. Shows in great detail geographical and topographical features, towns, routes and waterways. Minor wear along original folds, chip and small tear to lower edge.

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        The Pageant. [Volume II (Two)]. Edited by C. Hazlewood Shannon and J.W. Gleeson White

      London: Henry and Company, St. Martin's Lane, 1897. First edition: LARGE PAPER COPY. Hardcover. Near Fine. London: Henry and Company, St. Martin's Lane, 1897. First editon. Quarto. [xiv],166pp.,(+[4]pp. publishers ads.). Illustrated with twenty-four plates (one in colour), and several textual vignettes. §The second (and final) volume of this periodical - the first volume being published the previous year. C.H. Shannon was art editor, Gleeson White the literary editor. The binding was designed by Charles Ricketts, the decorative endpapers by Lucien Pissarro. One of 150 LARGE PAPER copies (this unnumbered). The large paper edition contains a specially produced photogravure version of the plate 'Hamlet and Ophelia' by D.G Rossetti. Ink ownership inscription to fly-leaf, dated 1897, from A.J[?]. Myers to A.J[?]. Rake (but probably the surgeon and book-collector Alfred Theodore Rake). Bookplate of the bibliophile and man-of-letters HOLBROOK JACKSON [1874-1948], author of 'The Eighteen Nineties' (1914), to verso of front free endpaper. Original pale mauve cloth, gilt lettering, boards handsomely gilt-decorated with a recurring dove motif. One upper corner bumped, small pencil mark near head of upper board. Foxing to edges of textblock, to prelims. and last leaves. In other respects a near fine, bright copy. Spine and upper cover of the Gleeson White-designed dustwrapper (seemingly for the smaller-format trade edition) laid down on card and loosely inserted. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Rachford's Complete Map Of The City Of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Copyrighted 1897 By James H. Rachford, Publisher. For Sale by the Jefferson County abstract and map Company Beaumont Texas. Jas. H. Rachford Manager

      Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1897. Lithograph map on heavy light brown paper, neat line to neat line: 79 x 53.5 cm. Creased where formerly folded, a few splits with minor losses, minor edge chipping (with losses at lower left and lower right blank margins), small voids at upper left and right blank corners. Professional detailed block by block and street by street map of a growing Beaumont as it expands to the north and south from its original configuration in a loopp of the Neches River. Some property owners' names are shown, as are other features, such as businesses and railroads. Various public areas, such as the court house and College Square, are also depicted. One curious indication of the times is a small area just to the south of Magnolia cemetery which according to the map consists "3 acres deeded to white citizens of Beaumont for burial purposes.". First Edition. Book.

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        Strix. Årgång I-XXVIII.

      1897-1924. 28 volymer. Rikt illustrerade. Vackra och välbevarade röda halvmarokängband, guldornerade ryggar med fem upphöjda bind, marmorerade snitt. Delvis med omslag. (Östermalms bokbinderi, Stockholm).. Sviten är komplett

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        New Light on the Early History of the Greather Northwest: The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and of David Thompson, 1799-1814. Exploration and Adventures Among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan. Missouri, and Columbia Rivers, 3 Volumes, complete

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1897, 1st edition.. Aside from some faint browning to the endpapers of each volume and light wear at the head and foot of the spine of volume 1, this set is a bright, clean near fine copy.. Pp. xxviii, 1027, with 4 folding maps in pocket of Volume 3. Publisher's dark green cloth, gilt-lettered, lg 8vo. This first edition is limited to 1100 numbered copies, this being copy no. 598. Contents of the work are as follows - Volume 1: The Red River of the North, Volume 2: The Saskatchewan, Missouri, and Columbia Rivers and Volume 3: Index and Maps. Volume 1 has the book plate of Leroy D. Kellogg on the front endpaper; there are no other book plates or any other ownership marks in the three volumes.

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        The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorised Version, with Illustrations by Gustave Dore

      sp;- London,Paris and Melbourne - Cassell and Company, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely copy of Gustave Dore's illustrated bible. With hundreds of Dore's striking full page illustrations throughout. With Family Registers of Births, Deaths, Marriages etc, still blank, with decorative borders. Including the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. (Louis Auguste) Gustave Dore (18321883). A child prodigy, Dor received little formal artistic training, but his talents as a draughtsman were already apparent during his school years. His first lithographic album was published by Aubert in Paris in 1847. After three years working under contract as a caricaturist for the editor Charles Philipon (18001862), he added book illustration to his repertory. Dore's production as an illustrator remains unmatched for scope or ambition. Among his major works are editions of Rabelais (2nd expanded edn, 1873), Balzac (Contes drolatiques, 1855), Dante (Divine Comedy, 1861, 1868), Charles Perrault (Fables, 1862), Cervantes (Don Quixote, 1863), Milton (Paradise Lost, 1866), La Fontaine (Fables, 1867), Tennyson (Idylls of the King, 1867), Coleridge (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1876), and Ariosto (Orlando Furioso, 1879). Dor also illustrated a host of minor works in a variety of genres. Dore's achievements in the field of illustration earned him polite critical applause, official honours, including the chevalier de la Legion d'honneur (1861) and officier de la Legion d'honneur (1878), and enormous public acclaim. His work was particularly popular with the British public. From 1856 until his death he worked as much for London as for Paris publishers. From 1868 the Dore Gallery in New Bond Street displayed examples of his work in every genre, and he contributed regularly to the Illustrated London News. DNBDore's Bible was published in various styles, all, by Cassell's standards, decidedly costly. In parts, it was four shillings per paper-covered number, and the total of sixty-four parts could then be bound in two handsome cloth cases at nine shillings each. It was also available complete, at prices from eight to fifteen pounds. It was intended as a family possession, a treasure, sumptuous, magnificent. The new Cassell's publication was the work of one artist, a Frenchman of genius. For the bourgeois nineteenth century, to possess Dore's Bible was like owning a great cycle of masterpieces, like having a copy of Giotto's Arena Chapel in the family. (dorebible. com)Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally excellent, very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Small rust marks to some gutters. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Russland Handbuch für Reisende

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1897. Cloth. Near Fine+. 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. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers.

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        The Spectator &

      98 - London & Boston - J. B. Millet Company, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The library edition of The Tatler and Spectator with notes and introduction by George A. Aitkin. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Limited edition, number 82 of 100. With Catherine Coffin Phillips nameplate on the front pastedowns. Catherine Coffin Phillips wrote Cornelius Cole California Pioneer, which was first published in 1929. The original Tatler was founded in 1709 by Richard Steele. Steele's idea was to publish the news and gossip heard in London coffeehouses. In its first incarnation, it was published three times a week. The original Tatler was published for only two years, from 12 April 1709 to 2 January 1711. A collected edition was published in 171011, with the title The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. The Spectator is a weekly British magazine first published on 6 July 1828. Its principal subject areas are politics and culture. George Atherton Aitken (18601917) was a Victorian-period public servant and man of letters. He was an expert on the Queen Anne period of English literature. He wrote and edited several books and contributed a number of DNB articles. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping. Internally the pages are clean and bright, withscattered foxingon the first and last couple of pages of each volume. The nameplates have Lucile written in ink on the corner. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        The Faerie Queene / by Edmund Spenser Pictured and Decorated by Louis Fairfax-Muckley with an Introduction by John W. Hales M. A. ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : J. M. Dent & Co. , MDCCCXCVII [1897], 1897. 1st edition in this form, limited. Physical desc. : 2v. : ill.. ; 24cm. Printed in red and black. With a glossary prepared by Dr. R. Morris, taken from the Macmillan edition (1869) . '"This edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene is limited to 1250 ordinary copies, for England and America, after printing which the type has been distributed'. Uninked, impressed stamp to the title. Very good copy in the original elaborately gilt-blocked & tooled cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved example.

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        The Faerie Queene

      Westminster - Archibald Constable and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ascarce editionof thiscomplete sixvolume copy of'The Faerie Queene' by Edmund Spenser. Spenseris recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language. The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590, and a second installment was published in 1596. The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it was the first work written in Spenserian stanza and is one of the longest poems in the English language. It is an allegorical work, written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I. In a completely allegorical context, the poem follows several knights in an examination of several virtues. In Spenser's A Letter of the Authors, he states that the entire epic poem is cloudily enwrapped in allegorical devises, and that the aim of publishing The Faerie Queene was to fashion a gentleman or noble person in virtuous and gentle discipline. The Faerie Queene found political favour with Elizabeth I and was consequently a success, to the extent that it became Spenser's defining work. The poem found such favour with the monarch that Spenser was granted a pension for life amounting to 50 pounds a year, though there is no evidence that Elizabeth l read any of the poem. Includes a frontispiece to the beginning ofeach volume with tissue guards. Condition: In gilt half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, inexcellent condition. Internally, firmly bound, verybright and clean with some uncut pages. Overall Condition: FINE..

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        THE FAERIE QUEENE. Edited from the original editions of 1590 and 1596 with an Introduction and Glossary by Kate M. Warren

      Archibald Constable & Co. Westminster. London. 1897-1900. SIX VOLUMES. FIRST KATE WARREN EDITION. 8vo.(6.8 x 4.4 inches). Illustrated frontis to each volume - 3 portraits and 3 sepia photographic views (River Blackwater, County Cork, ; Ruins of Kilcolman, Spenser's home in Ireland, ; Glengarriff, County Cork.) each with a tissue guard. Each volume with an extra, decorative title page. A fine and clean set with a few of the gatherings still unopened. Finely bound, by Riviere, in early twentieth century quarter vellum with single raised bands. Green title labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Arts and Crafts style tall flower design with stems, leaves and flower in gilt to each spine. Blue cloth on boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some minor marks to the cloth on a few of the boards but the spines all clean and the gilt bright so the set looks great on the shelf. A very attractive set of vellum bindings.

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

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

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        The Novels of Honore de Balzac

      - London - Leonard Smithers, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of the stories ofLa Comedie Humaine by Honore de Balzac. La Comdie humaine (The Human Comedy) is the title of Honor de Balzac's (17991850) multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society in the period of the Restoration and the July Monarchy (18301848). Containing The Splendours and Miseries of Courtesans, The Poor Relations, HIstory of the Thirteen, Grandeur and Downfall of Cesar Birotteur, The Civil Service, A Prince of Bohemia, Gaudissart II, The Houseof Nuncingen , The Petty Borgeois, The House of the Cat and Racket, Memoirs of Two Young Wives, Modeste Mignon, A Start in Life, Madame Firmiani, 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, and A Double Family. Illustrated throughout with one hundred and ten plates (collated complete). The Comdie humaine consists of 91 finished works (stories, novels or analytical essays) and 46 unfinished works (some of which exist only as titles). It does not include Balzac's 5 theatrical plays or his collection of humorous tales, the Contes drolatiques (183237). The title of the series is usually considered an allusion to Dante's Divine Comedy; while Ferdinand Brunetire, the famous French literary critic, suggests that it may stem from poems by Alfred de Musset or Alfred de Vigny. While Balzac sought the comprehensive scope of Dante, his title indicates the worldly, human concerns of a realist novelist. The stories are placed in a variety of settings, with characters reappearing in multiple stories. Limited to two hundred and fifty complete copies. This copy out of series. Eleven volumes dated 1897 and eleven volumesdated 1899. Condition: In red cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart, though bumped, with some marks. Dampstaining to two volumes. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just some scattered light spotting amd foxing to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Waverley Novels

      Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black,, 1897. 25 volumes, octavo. Bound in contemporary half blue calf, with red twin labels, gilt title and decoration to spine, raised bands. Marble boards, edges and endpapers. Some rubbing to spine and corners, minor internal foxing, otherwise good set.

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        The Haunts and Homes of Sir Walter Scott (Fore-edge Painting | Foreedge Paintings | Lovely Celtic Vine Arts & Crafts Full Leather Binding | Signed By Binder | Alfred de Sauty (bookbinder) | Limited Edition

      Glasgow: James Maclehose & Sons, 1897 Full inlaid green morrocco leather binding signed by Alfred de Sauty. Raised bands, all edges gilt, a lovely Celtic knot motif on the front cover with green and brown leafs in the corners, raised bands nd flower and leaf design in each compartment. Three unsigned vignette foreedge paintings of rural scenes. Front joint is weak and slightly starting. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Photo of foreedge and binding available upon request. Alfred de Sauty, the son of a distinguished engineer, studied engineering himself for a time. He gave it up for bookbinding and although he was not apprenticed in the trade, he worked as a finisher at Riviere's and designer for the Hampstead Bindery before starting on his own. De Sauty then developed new and wonderful styles in inlaid leathers which combined delicate pointille work. For some years he taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts being succeeded there by Charles McLeish the younger when he emigrated to the United States. He eventually managed the hand bindery of R.R. Donnelly in Chicago. For other de Sauty bindings see: Nixon - Broxbourne Library, no 110. Nixon -- Five Centuries of English Bookbinding, no. 97. Nixon -- Oldaker Collection, no. 56.. Signed by Binder. First Edition Thus. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Jane Eyre; An Autobiography

      Published by Service and Paton, 5 Henrietta Street, London First Thus Edition 1897. London 1897. First thus edition hard back binding in publisher's original maroon cloth covers, gilt title, author lettering and leaf design to the spine, circular gilt motif to the upper panel, untrimmed fore and lower page edges. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains [xii] 436 [ii] printed pages of text with 16 full-page monochrome illustrations throughout. Age tanning to the end papers and page edges, foxing to tissue guarded frontispiece and the title page, the odd fox spot to the text block, spine ends rolled-in, spine slightly faded. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        ANISHINABE ENAMIAD. MESSENGER OF THE HOLY CHILDHOOD

      Harbor Springs, Mi. [1897-1907].. Eight volumes containing up to twelve monthly issues each. Printed in double columns. Quarto. Bound in cloth-backed marbled boards or plain wrappers. Near fine. This is a run of ANISHINABE ENAMIAD/MESSENGER OF THE HOLY CHILDHOOD from March 1898, Vol. III, No. 1 to February 1907, Vol. XI, No. 12 (excluding Vol. VI, nos. 3 and 12; Vol. VII, No. 12; Vol. VIII, the English language edition; and all of Vol. X). This is a scarce monthly journal containing volumes of information about the education of Indian children and Catholic missionary work in the Midwest at the turn of the century. ANISHINABE ENAMIAD, later called MESSENGER OF THE HOLY CHILDHOOD, was a monthly journal published by the Franciscan fathers at the Holy Childhood Church and School in Harbor Springs, Michigan, devoted to the interests of the missionaries among the Ottawa and Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians. The journal was edited by the noted Jesuit scholar and author, Zephyrin Engelhardt, the type was set by Indian boys, and the journal was printed by students on school grounds. "Anishinabe Enamiad" translates as "The Christian Indian," and the journal began publication in March 1896. For the first two years the content was printed exclusively in the Chippewa language, and contained prayers, biographical sketches of church fathers, and news of the educational work of the Catholic Church among the Indians. With Vol. III, No. 1, published in March 1898, a monthly English language "Supplement" appeared, usually two pages long, and carrying news, theology, and opinion pieces. In December 1902, with the publication of Vol. VII, No. 10, the "Supplement" was expanded to eight pages and renamed MESSENGER OF THE HOLY CHILDHOOD CHURCH AND SCHOOL, HARBOR SPRINGS, MICH. The final three issues of Vol. VII and all of Vol. VIII continue to carry the dual Chippewa- English language format. The name, ANISHINABE ENAMIAD, and the Chippewa language format were finally done away with in March 1904 with the commencement of Vol. IX, when the name was permanently changed to MESSENGER OF THE HOLY CHILDHOOD, and the journal was printed only in English. When it began publication in March 1896, ANISHINABE ENAMIAD was a journal of modest editorial ambitions. Initially printed entirely in Chippewa and running eight pages, it contained prayers, church history, and news of missionary work, to be read by the local adult Indian population and the Catholic missionaries who worked among them. It also printed the list of the school's honor roll students, and the names of the journal's subscribers. From a pedagogical viewpoint, it served the significant purpose of training young male students in the craft of printing. With time, its ambitions would grow, and the addition of the English-language "Supplement" accompanied an expansion in scope. Geared now to the local missionaries, and indeed to Catholic missionaries across the country, the journal began to print local and world news, including the death of Pope Leo XIII, the progress of the Spanish-American War, the death of Queen Victoria, the Boer War, and the Galveston Flood. There appeared pieces on Catholic doctrine, sectarianism, and conversion. The cause of the Indian School would become a recurring theme, and articles were printed which reported on Congressional appropriations of funds for Catholic Indian Schools, the visit to the Harbor Springs School of U.S. Indian Schools Superintendent W.H. Hailmann was documented, and a lengthy article on the Holy Childhood School was reprinted from THE HEADLIGHT of Detroit. An ongoing feud was conducted in print with the Carlisle Indian School of Pennsylvania over that school's alleged anti-Catholic bigotry. Photographs would adorn the journal, including pictures of the school, the student body, and classrooms. Also included were photographs of Pope Leo XIII and various Catholic missionaries, illustrations of biblical scenes, and advertisements for other publications from the press at Harbor Springs, such as books by Father Engelhardt. A column of wit and humor would occasionally appear. With time, MESSENGER... would scale back its ambitions, and by 1904 the content was exclusively devoted to articles on missionary work and religious issues. The Holy Childhood School in Harbor Springs, Michigan was established as a day school in the fall of 1885 in northern Michigan, near Traverse City. The history of the Catholic education of natives in that location dates back to 1829, however, when the Rev. T.S. Dejean took in an Indian student at the spot which would become the Holy Childhood School. The first class of 1885 was made up of thirty-six boys and girls. The following year the school's operations were expanded to include boarders, with sixty-four Indian boys and girls enrolled, along with twenty white students. By 1894 the school was teaching more than two hundred boarding students. The students were taught composition, arithmetic, history, geography, and penmanship, as well as trades such as printing, bookbinding, shoemaking, tailoring, and carpentry. All told, this collection presents an unequaled wealth of knowledge about the cultural, social, and pedagogical experiences of the Indians and missionaries of Michigan at the turn of the 20th century.

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        Country Life Illustrated. The Journal for all Interested in Country Life and Country Pursuits 1897-1898 4 volumes [including After Dinner Golf in 20 parts]

      Hudson & Kearns, London, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. The first two years, Volumes 1-4, of this influential weekly journal of the country life. Bound in uniform half read calf over cloth - variously worn, rubbed, with a number of surface marks, scrapes and tears, but generally tight, square and still attractive on the shelf. Tear to the first title page and a few other minor flaws and finger marks internally, but quite clean overall. Included the first publication of Hutchinson's After Dinner Gold in 20 parts with the fantastically strange illustrations, not published alone until 1986. A trove of information on costume, rural architecture, horse, hound, hunting, sailing, and everything else that comprised the English country life at the turn of the century. Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Gardening. Inventory No: 039973. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Love is Enough, or the Freeing of Pharamond: A Morality

      (Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897). Quarto. 91pp. One of 300 copies on paper. Illustrated with two full-page woodcuts by Edward Burne-Jones and numerous ornamental initials and borders by Morris. With pale blue foliate initials. This was one of only two books printed in three colors at the Kelmscott Press, in addition to being the penultimate book of the Press. One of the most beautiful books published by the Press, perhaps rivaling the famed Kelmscott Chaucer. Very light wrinkling to lower covers near spine, slight toning along spine, else a fine copy in full-limp vellum, lacking three silk fore-edge ties. One of Morris' handsomest books.

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        [Autographes d'exception] La clarté de vie

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1897. Broché. 14x18,5cm. Edition originale collective, un des ex de première émission. Précieux envoi de l'auteur à Jules Renard. Notre exemplaire est enrichi du célèbre ex-libris du dédicataire dessiné et gravé par Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec encollé sur la première garde. Dos légèrement fendillé en tête et en pied, un mors fendu et restauré en marges intérieures à l'aide d'une pièce adhésive, deux petites déchirures restaurées en marges intérieures à l'aide de pièces adhésives, rares piqûres affectant certains témoins. Notre exemplaire, bien que sur papier courant, est à toutes marges. - Mercure de France, Paris _1897, 14x18,5cm, broché. - Autographes d'exception broché

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

      Paris : Léon Sapin, 1897. Broché. 16,5x25,5cm. Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un manuscrit autographe de 3 pages de Paul Léautaud, rédigé aux versos de deux pages de catalogue du Mercure de France et d'un prière d'insérer, consistant en les biographies de la dynastie Deburau : celles du célèbre mime Jean-Baptiste Gaspard et de son fils non moins illustre Charles ainsi que celle du mime Paul Legrand, disciple et rival de Deburau Ier, que Paul Léautaud avait connu dans son enfance. Enfin, nous joignons 3 gravures représentant l'entrée du théâtre des Funambules, Deburau et Paul Legrand. Dos passé, un mors légèrement fendu puis recollé en tête. Unique ensemble. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Paul Léautaud. - Léon Sapin, Paris _1897, 16,5x25,5cm, broché. - broché

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        CASTELLI VALDOSTANI e CANAVESANI,

      Torino, Roux & Frassati, 1897 . acqueforti di Carlo Chessa e Celestino Turletti. In-folio, pp. (6), 158, (9, Indici), legatura edit. cart. marrone, dorso in tela, titolo in oro sul primo piatto, 295 x 420mm., 12 acqueforti. Prima edizione.

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        Clovis Dardentor

      London; Sampson, Low and Co. 1897, 1897. First English Edition. 8vo. 320pp. Publisher's lavishly decorated olive green cloth; titled in gilt and decorated in yellow, grey and light grey to spine and front board. Very light rubbing otherwise an immaculate, clean, tight copy of a scarce Verne title. The very uncommon de luxe binding with all edges gilt and heavy bevelled boards. Illustrated throughout with the customary Verneian lack of consideration for the sanity of the engravers, or any thought that they might have families and need to get home before three in the morning. Unusually enough for Verne this is more in the style of a cunning comic romp involving two impoverished brothers and their dramatic (not to say idiotic) attempts to be adopted by the rich gentleman of the title, with predictably unpredictable results. A glorious copy of a scarce book.

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        Farthest North - 1st US Edition

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine. 1897. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright set of the First US Edition in Nearly Fine condition. A most handsome and collectible documentation of historical significance. All four folded maps present. Arctic Bibliography 11983; The Nobel Laureate's account of his three-year long expedition. In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and so drift North. Given up for dead, he traveled 146 miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years. 120 full page and numerous text illus, 16 colored plates, etched portrait, photogravures, and 4 loose maps in protective pockets. Top edges gilt, two sides un-cut; Vol. 1 & 2 .

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance.

      C.Arthur Pearson Limited, London, 1897.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition with the correct first state points. 245pp. Red cloth, gilt lettered and ruled at spine, with gilt titles to upper board and a black illustration. Binding a little cocked, top edge dust marked and cloth faded and a little rubbed at spine. Paper tanned. Binding a little tender. An extremely bright copy. Neat contemporary name inked to front endpaper.

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        THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY BEING A REVIEW OF THE WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST BETWEEN ROBERT FITZSIMMONS AND JAMES J CORBETT AT CARSON CITY, NEV. MARCH 17TH 1897

      W. J. Jefferson Printing & Publishing Co. THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY BEING A REVIEW OF THE WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST BETWEEN ROBERT FITZSIMMONS AND JAMES J CORBETT AT CARSON CITY, NEV. MARCH 17TH 1897, W. J. Jefferson Printing & Publishing Co., N.d. (but 1897), first edition, 52 numbered pages, some modest wear and tear and chipping to the somewhat color faded front and rear covers restored by a professional paper conservationist), else a tight vg copy in pictorial wraps as issued with just about fine interior consisting of a pink paper stock text block as issued. A detailed account of the boxers and their boxing history, the Articles of Agreement, pre-fight events and round by round commentary by the referee (Siler) and Houseman. This fight is of course acknowledged as amongst the greatest fights in the recorded history of the sport and was the second ever heavyweight championship fight, Corbett defeating Sullivan 5 years earlier in New Orleans. It was also the first championship fight ever filmed, in this case by the Edison Picture Company and memorialized not only by Corbetts own "long count" accusation, but also by Fitzsimmons famous Solar Plexus Punch which won the match for him in the 14th round. The OCLC reveals only 3 copies while no copies have been reported among the major auction houses in the last 35 years. Among the "Holy Grails" of those collecting important boxing titles.

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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

      London: John Murray, 1897.. Forty-ninth thousand. 8vo. xxi, (1), 432 pp. Publisher's dark green cloth embellished with the circular gilt crest of Bradford Grammar School to the upper board, very small neat ownership inscription to upper corner of first free endpaper. Folding plate Some trivial shelf wear, an excellent copy. Freeman 451.

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        THE BOOK OF PETS.

      [24] leaves, each printed on one side only, and bearing full-colour illustrations. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Lengthy inscription on front endpaper; else a very good copy of a scarce London printing.

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        ENCICLOPEDIA ITALIANA DI VETERINARIA.

      In-16, tela verde edit. Di questa nota collana di veterinaria della Vallardi, offriamo un gruppo di 24 opere in 37 voll., così composto:: - ARUCH, "Malattie del sistema nervoso" (1914), pp. XI,459, con 108 figg. - ARUCH, "Malattie del sistema nervoso e dell?apparato genito-urinario" (1900), pp. XI,330, con 77 figg. - BALDONI, "Patologia e terapia chirurgica speciale" (1901), in 4 voll., pp. XV,424; VIII,430; VIII,451; VIII,444,12 (con sottolineature); illustr. da 168 figg. - BALDONI "Patologia e terapia chirurgica generale", s.d. pp. VIII,370, con 50 figg. (manca il frontesp.) - BARUCHELLO "Malattie del ricambio materiale e del sangue - Malattie della pelle non parassitarie", s.d., pp. X,(2),423, con 44 figg. - BECCARI / PUGLIESE "Elementi di fisiologia" (1910), in 2 voll., pp. XV,318; XI,460,(2); con 110 figg. - BOSSI "Semiotica e diagnostica delle malattie chirurgiche" (1899), in 3 tomi: ?Parte generale?, pp. XIV,(2),386, con 106 figg. - ?Parte speciale? , pp. IX,292; XI,604 (numeraz. continua), con 115 figg. - BOSCHETTI "Manuale di propedeutica medica comparata degli animali e dell?uomo" (1901-1909), in 3 voll., pp. XII,341,(3); XI,452; XV,527; con 209 figg. nel t. e 17 tavv. f.t. - BRAZZOLA "Trattato di anatomia patologica", vol. I ?Patologica generale?, s.d., pp. VIII,298, con 29 figg. - FOGLIATA "Ippopodologia" (1898), in 2 voll., pp. XV,346; VIII,690 (numeraz. continua), con 265 figg. - GALLI "Patologia generale comparata e sperimentale" (1897), pp. VIII,304, con 105 figg. - GAMBAROTTA "Medicina operatoria" (1902), pp. XII,408, con 81 figg. - GAY "Malattie dell?apparato respiratorio" (1898), pp. XII,404, con 32 figg. - GAY "Malattie dell?apparato della circolazione sanguigna e linfatica" (1898), pp. XV,212, con 9 figg. - GHERARDINI "Tecnica delle necroscopie" (1905), pp. (8),315, con 25 figg. - LEVI "Materia medica: farmacologia e tossicologia" (1899), pp. XII, 376. - MARCHI "Ezoognosia" (1901), Vol. I ?Parte generale?, pp.XIX,415, con 198 figg. - MARCONE "Microbiologia generale e tecnica microbiologica" (1905), pp. XV,430, con 43 figg. - MARCONE "Malattie infettive" (1911), Vol. I, pp. X,370. - MAZZINI "Giurisprudenza veterinaria" (1902), pp. XV,515. - MORETTI "Malattie dell?apparato digerente", s.d., in 2 voll., pp. XI,352; XII,632; con 178 figg. - ROUX "Ostetricia e ginecologia", s.d., pp. XI,291,(3), con 84 figg. - SAVARESE "Manuale di ispezione delle carni" (1900), pp. XIII,(3),399, con 89 figg. nel t. e 1 tav. a colori f.t. - VACHETTA "Oftalmojatria veterinaria", s.d. (2a ediz.), in 2 voll., pp.XXXI,309; IV,303; con 130 figg. nel t. e 2 tavv. a colori f.t. - VARALDI "Anatomia veterinaria", s.d., in 2 voll., pp. XIV,351; XVI,624 (numeraz. continua), con 188 figg. nel t. Con fiorit. interc. nel t. ma complessivam. in buono stato.

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        Dry Fly Entomology: a brief description of leading types of natural insects - with the 100 best patterns of floating flies and the various methods of dressing them

      London: Vinton & Co 1897 London: Vinton & Co, 1897. Edition De Luxe, no. 60 of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author on the title page of each volume. 2 vols., 4to. With 18 wood engraved and 10 hand-colored etched plates, plus numerous illustrations in text; Vol. II contains 100 flies in 12 recessed card mounts. Full green crushed morocco gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Covers time-darkened and, as usual, spines uniformly faded to brown; second volume rebacked, else a fine set with the flies in perfect condition. With an inserted fly at no. 54, with the manuscript notation "one of the flies tied by Halford in 1903". Westwood & Satchell Supplement, p. 246; Gee p. 92; cf. Hayter, F. M. Halford and the Dry-Fly Revolution (2002) . Frederic M. Halford (1844-1914), author and angler of the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras whose writings and systematic approach to the dry fly profoundly influenced fly-fishing around the world. His books, beginning with Floating Flies (1886) and Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice (1889), and culminating with Dry-Fly Entomology (1897), made a legendary figure of the somewhat reserved Halford and shaped the sport for decades. As Tony Hayter's recent biography demonstrates, Halford's life and writings remain of perennial interest

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