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        QUEEN VICTORIA

      Boussod Valadon & Co. London:: Boussod, Valadon & Co.,. 1897.. Folio. 13" x 9-5/8". 1st edition. 200, [2] pp.. Period deep maroon three-quarter morcco binding, with elaborate gilt decorated spine & red cloth boards. TEG. Marbled eps.. Professionally reinforced front joint. Bookplate ("Sir Robert Jones. / Liverpool"). Occasional foxing. All-in-all, a pleasing VG+ copy.. Illustrated.

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        Baguios o ciclones filipinos. Estudio teórico-práctico. [Philippine Islands]

      Manila, Imprenta Privada del Observatorio, (Cía. de Jesús), 1897 - 26,5x18,5 cm., XII-307 páginas. Ilustrado con láminas, figuras y un gran plano plegado con las trayectorias medias de los baguios o tifones en el Extremo oriente. Encuadernado en holandesa media piel de la época, con nervios en el lomo. Muy buena copia. Edición original publicada en la imprenta privada de la Compañía de Jesús. El padre Algué (1856-1923) recogió información diaria en el establecimiento del observatorio desde 1865. Su trabajo era destinado segun él "para que rinda siquiera algun rédito en bien de los que navegan por estos procelosos mares y de los habitantes de estas hermosas islas, trabajadas por tan desastrosos meteoros". Diversos esquemas y tablas ilustran la obra, asi como un gran mapa 54x74 cm. que sitúa la trayectoria de los tifones en el Extremo Oriente. Meteorología. Filipinas. Meteorology. Philippines. Palau 7270.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        Dracula

      GROSSET, DUNLAP 1897 REPRINT, NEW YORK - Book Condition: Good, general wear, small bookplate on inner front board, previous owners name and address on inner front board, lightly age-toned pages, lightly loose hinges, else, good, unmarked. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, general wear, rubbed & creased covers, front flap halfway detached, slightly soiled, chipped edges. Also, pic of Bela Lugosi on rear cover, who played Dracula. Front cover has eyes peering from darkness on a woman laying in bed with exposed brests looking provacative which was very risque for the 1920's. This copyright date says 1897 however this is a 1931 GROSSET, DUNLAP EDITION. FULL LENGTH PICTURE OF Lugosi on rear of dust jacket who starred in movie Dracula released in 1931. DATE PUBLISHED: 1897 REPRINT EDITION: 354 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

      C Arthur Pearson Ltd, London 1897 - viii, 245pp + ads. First issue - mis-numbered first page. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Spine darkened. Cover rubbed. Spine darkened. Inner hinge cracking. Eps and page edges browned [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        QUEEN VICTORIA

      London:: Boussod, Valadon & Co.,. 1897.. Folio. 13" x 9-5/8". 1st edition. 200, [2] pp.. Period deep maroon three-quarter morcco binding, with elaborate gilt decorated spine & red cloth boards. TEG. Marbled eps.. Professionally reinforced front joint. Bookplate ("Sir Robert Jones. / Liverpool"). Occasional foxing. All-in-all, a pleasing VG+ copy.. Illustrated.

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        Personal Ship's Log for H.M.S. Champion 1897.

      1897-98 1897 - An autograph manuscript log of Charles Royds' voyage on H.M.S. Champion for 1897-8. From 1901 to 1904, Royds was First Lieutenant of the RRS Discovery on Robert Falcon Scott's National Antarctic Expedition. Cape Royds in Antarctica was named after him. During this time, the Champion sailed from Sheerness to Portland (UK), Madeira, Las Palmas, Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Bermuda & back to Sheerness, and later on to Scandinavia. The Champion was involved in the attempted rescue of British sailors of the "Cleopatra", which sank in Copenhagen. Six sailors were lost. There is a newspaper clipping from "The New York Police News", and the clipping is attached to the rough sketch, which illustrates a man overboard being saved. There is also quite an accomplished pen & ink signed TA, dated '98. Royds was a member of the Discovery expedition shore party and in 1904, when Discovery was lodged in the ice, he was involved in blasting trials which finally dislodged the ship. He retired from the Navy as a Vice-Admiral, and was later to become an Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police. Written in a standard "Journal Book and Remark Book. For the Use of the Officers of H.M. Navy", printed by Griffin & Co, black half leather & black cloth boards, with lined sheets (a little rubbed). A series of Royds' autograph manuscript log books for his many postings appeared at auction in London in 2004-5. Royal 8vo, approx. 65 pages of daily journal entries & 26pp of dated longitudes & latitudes, weather conditions, bearings & distances. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Cercle artistique de Schaerbeek 5e Exposition Annuelle

      Trümmer et Staeves Bruxelles 1897 - Affichette originale de Privat Livremont, portant le nom de l'imprimeur de Bruxelles Trümmer et Staeves en bas à gauche, sur la partie de la marge blanche recourbée sur la tranche du carton; anciennement contrecollée sur carton; dimension de l'image: 21,3x28,7; affiche très légèrement tâchée; coin inférieur droit cogné; bon état général;

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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        Farthest North. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship 'Fram' 1893-96 and a of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup. BRIGHT, CRISP COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION

      Constable 1897 - 2 vols., roy. 8vo., First English Edition, with an etched portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), titles in red and black, 16 coloured plates, very numerous illustrations (several full-page) in the text and 4 folding coloured maps (one map neatly repaired on reverse and loosely inserted); original green pictorial ribbed cloth, upper boards blocked and lettered in gilt, backstrips lettered in gilt, very neatly recased with new endpapers to style, a remarkably bright, crisp, clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Farthest North. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship 'Fram' 1893-96 and a of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup. BRIGHT, CRISP COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION

      Constable, 1897. 2 vols., roy. 8vo., First English Edition, with an etched portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), titles in red and black, 16 coloured plates, very numerous illustrations (several full-page) in the text and 4 folding coloured maps (one map neatly repaired on reverse and loosely inserted); original green pictorial ribbed cloth, upper boards blocked and lettered in gilt, backstrips lettered in gilt, very neatly recased with new endpapers to style, a remarkably bright, crisp, clean copy. . Catalogs: polar.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Illustrated by a Series of Seventy-one Original Illustrations Reproduced From the Origin

      H.S. Nichols & Co.. Hardcover. London, 1897. Twelve volumes. 10 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches. Three quarters morocco over blue boards. This edition conforms to the illustrated "Library Edition" described by Penzer on page 122 of his bibliography. The bindings read "Kamashastra Edition" at heel of spine. This binding style was unknown to Penzer, suggesting it may be an earlier issue by the Grolier Society. A very good plus to near fine set with some occasional rubbing and a few scuffs to bindings and some intermittent light foxing to contents. Spines in five compartments, top edges gilt. All bindings are structurally in excellent condition with strong hinges. A beautiful set, well cared for, in a scarce binding style. . Very Good. 1897.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        Letters from the Scenes of the Recent Massacres in Armenia

      London: James Nisbet & Co.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Front inner hinge broken with split to gutter between the double page map and the following leaf (pages 1-2). Some pencil underlining in margins. Pencil marginalia on rear free endpaper. Contemporary owner's signature "G H Balfour 1897". Rubber stamps of "John McGlashan College / Maori Hill" on endpapers and margins of some text leaves. Later owner's ex-libris bookplate, "The Library of Hardwicke Knight", on front endpaper. A few small marks and some fading to boards. Some rubbing to joints. Slight 1/8" fraying to cloth at tips of corners of boards. Minor foxing. ; xii, 254 pages + frontispiece + 7 plates + 1 double page map + [6] pages advertisements. Publisher's dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 199 x 134mm. Selected contents: Arrival at Constantinople; Visit to the British Embassy; Projected departure from Smyrna to Alexandretta; Journey to Aintab; American Bravery; Official Hypocrisy and Fatalism; American Civilisation in the midst of Turkish Desolation; A Morning with Miss Shattuck at Ourfa; Difficulties at Diarbekir; Attempts at Relief in Diarbekir and Neighbourhood; Condition around Harpoot; Despair of the Villagers; Vigorous Protests against Western Scepticism; Arrival at Malatia; Hemmed in at Harpoot; Symptoms of Further Massacres; Intented Visit to Eghin; Visiting the Woimen at Arabkir; Journey from Sivas to Marsovan via Tokat; Relief Work in Eghin. ; 8vo .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Following The Equator, A Journey Around The World - 1st Edition

      The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897 - A just about Fine First Edition, original blue cloth with front cover plate and bright, minute rubbing to bottom edges, gilt decorated spine, minor traces of foxing to frontispiece tissue guard. BAL 3451. Single (Hartford) imprint without mention of Doubleday & McClure as preferenced by Johnson, p 88, terminal fly-leaf, signature mark 11 on page 161 without priority given; Twain, in his fifth and final travel book, identifies himself as the narrator Mark Twain and tells of his world-wide expedition while on a lecture tour in 1895-1896. He primarily concentrated on his travels in India, Australia, and South Africa. Twain's daughter Suzy, who was twenty-four, had just died, and it was hoped that the lecture tour might bouy Twain's spirits, as well as improve his financial position, as he had recently suffered several financial losses [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        'CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS.'

      1897. With Illustrations by I. W. Taber. London: Macmillan and Co., 1897. 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First English Edition, published about a month after the American. This is Kipling's great novel about the cod fishing fleet of Gloucester Massachusetts, written while the newlywed Kiplings lived in Vermont. Kipling freely acknowledged that the book owed much to Dr. James Conland of Brattleboro, who brought the Kiplings' elder daughter into the world -- for Conland had been a member of the Massachusetts fishing fleet, and it was he who took Kipling to explore the wharves and quays of Boston and Gloucester. (The American edition, in fact, is dedicated to Conland; this English edition bears no dedication.)~This is the only book of Kipling's which is set entirely in America. All the characters are American. Not only that, but the heart of the book -- its moral in a single sentence -- is one of Kipling's main beliefs of this period expressed in terms essentially American, or perhaps more particularly New England. He put it later in verse: "...If you don't work you will die!" It is a saga of hard physical work in conflict with natural forces. It is a book which could hardly have been written by anyone who did not admire Huckleberry Finn; it is a book whose claim to survival rests mainly on detail, and it is all American detail. [Mason]~CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS was the fourth and last volume to be bound in Macmillan's attractive gift binding style used for the JUNGLE BOOKs in 1894-95 and for SOLDIER TALES in 1896. In 1937, forty years after publication, this tale was made into a film starring Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy (who won as Oscar), Lionel Barrymore and Mickey Rooney.~This is a remarkably bright copy, fine except that the volume is very slightly askew (as usual). The leaves have less foxing than is typically the case, and the black-coated endpapers of this copy are not cracked. Richards A103; Stewart 163.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS": A STORY OF THE GRAND BANKS

      New York: Century, 1897. First American Edition. Hardcover. One of the plates has a jagged closed tear just entering the image; name of previous owner on front free endpaper. Bright, tight, just about Fine copy. W. Taber. In original decorated green cloth ornamented in red, gold, and green with gilt lettering. Livingston 138. Kipling's first American novel and one of the greatest novels of adventures on the sea, with some variations in text from the English edition published earlier the same year. Illustrated with 21 full-page black-and-white plates by W. Taber. Laid in is a 4-page flyer advertising the book and reproducing one of the illustrations, a scarce piece of Kipling ephemera.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        'CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS.'

      1897. With Illustrations by I. W. Taber. London: Macmillan and Co., 1897. 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First English Edition, published about a month after the American. This is Kipling's great novel about the cod fishing fleet of Gloucester Massachusetts, written while the newlywed Kiplings lived in Vermont. Kipling freely acknowledged that the book owed much to Dr. James Conland of Brattleboro, who brought the Kiplings' elder daughter into the world -- for Conland had been a member of the Massachusetts fishing fleet, and it was he who took Kipling to explore the wharves and quays of Boston and Gloucester. (The American edition, in fact, is dedicated to Conland; this English edition bears no dedication.)~This is the only book of Kipling's which is set entirely in America. All the characters are American. Not only that, but the heart of the book -- its moral in a single sentence -- is one of Kipling's main beliefs of this period expressed in terms essentially American, or perhaps more particularly New England. He put it later in verse: "...If you don't work you will die!" It is a saga of hard physical work in conflict with natural forces. It is a book which could hardly have been written by anyone who did not admire Huckleberry Finn; it is a book whose claim to survival rests mainly on detail, and it is all American detail. [Mason]~CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS was the fourth and last volume to be bound in Macmillan's attractive gift binding style used for the JUNGLE BOOKs in 1894-95 and for SOLDIER TALES in 1896.~This is an attractive copy, near-fine with scarcely any wear; the blue cloth of the spine is slightly darker than that of the two covers, and there is occasional light foxing within. Atypically, the black-coated endpapers of this copy are not cracked. Richards A103; Stewart 163.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        El Mundo Naval Ilustrado. Revista quincenal. Tomos I-V (De 1897 a 1901)

      Imprenta de los Hijos M.G. Hernández / Imp. Del Asilo de Huérfanos del Corazón de Jesús / 1897/1901, Madrid - 35x26 cm. Todo lo publicado. Números 1 al 71. Holandesa piel época. Excelente estado. Colección completa de la más prestigiosa revista naval de la época. Dirigida por Pedro Novo y luego por José D. de Quijano, en ella colaboran importantes plumas de entonces, como Valera, Lasso de la Vega, Echegaray, Fernández Duro, G. Reparaz, etc y los especialistas más cualificados. Profusamente ilustrado con fotografías, cromolitografías, reproducciones de cuadros, etc, 384-552-479-565-598 pp. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros.

      [Bookseller: Boxoyo Libros S.L.]
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        BROWNIE

      London: J. M. Dent, 1897. no date [1897], upaginated [64], fine tinted illustrations and decorations by Alice B. Woodward throughout, including musical notation. "Printed in colour by Edmund Evans from zinc blocks engraved by Hare & Co." In remarkably good condition. Original printed 'parchment' covers with light blue silk ribbons threaded through at top ad bottom; covers toned and a little dust marked, with a little general wear only, slightly more worn to the head/tail of the spine and corners, original ribbon ties present. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, no foxing, lower corners slightly curled. A very good copy of this outstanding children's book. Extremely scarce - only one copy has come up at auction in recent years and that from the collection of George Fleming. His pencil note on the front free endpaper of that copy read "A.B.W.'s magnum opus, superb Art Nouveau drawings and lettering... favourite book in whole collection, scarce - only copy I have ever seen". But the spine of Fleming's copy was defective - unlike this copy. . First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Woodward, Alice B.. 4to Oblong (25 x 38cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Manual do Processo Criminal Moderno.

      1897 - Delgado de Carvalho, J.I. Manual do Processo Criminal Moderno. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade, 1897-1898. Two volumes. 351, [1]; 382 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary speckled calf, lettering pieces and gilt fillets and ornaments to spine. Some rubbing with light wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, a few minor scuffs to boards, which are slightly bowed, hinges starting, partial crack in text block between front endleaf and title page, upper corner from pp. 515-16 of Volume I lacking with minor loss (to page numbers). Light browning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places. Author dedication inscriptions to half-titles, early owner signatures to title pages, later owner bookplates to front endleaves. Annotations and underlining in pencil in places, texts otherwise clean. * Only edition. This treatise on criminal law and procedure has sections devoted to Portugal's colonies. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Harvard Law School). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        RELIGIÕES DA LUSITANIA

      - na parte que se refere principalmente a Portugal por? Professor da Bibliotheca Nacional de Lisboa, Director do Museu Ethnologico Português. S. S. G. L. Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. 1897, 1905 e 1913. 3 volumes. De 24x16 cm. Com xl-440, xviii-372 e xviii-636 pags. Encadernações com lombadas e cantos em pele com pequenas falhas de pele nas coifas. Profusamente ilustrado. Exemplar preserva capas de brochura. 1ª edição. Obra considerada como fundamental para o conhecimento das crenças religiosas, das condições de vida, da geografia e da história da Lusitania nos seus periodos pré-históricos, proto-históricos e históricos. Contém o estudo dos cultos das divindades nativas no tempo da romanização. O autor recorre a uma vasta recolha epigráfica e comparativa com outras recolhas efectuadas na Europa e América no final do século XIX. 1st edition. A reference study regarded as central to the knowledge of religious beliefs, living conditions, geography and history of the Lusitania (Southwest Iberian Peninsula) in their prehistoric, proto-historic and historical periods. It has a very detailed approach of the native cults and deities in the time of Roman occupation. The author collected a wide collection of epigraphic and established a comparative study with other findings from Europe and America in the late 19th Century. Location/localizacao: 8-11-E-34

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        LA TRUITE DE RIVIèRE

      - Paris, Librairie Ch. Delagrave, 1897. Grand In-8, reliure moderne en demi-chagrin verte, dos à nerfs à titre et fleurons dorés, XII pp., 439 p. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE ET RECHERCHEE de l’un des plus grands texte de la littérature halieutique. Illustré de 102 dessins dans le texte de G. Fraipont, 7 croquis de Guydo, 8 dessins de Juillera, 28 dessins de Richard, et 56 figures de techniques et reproductions. C’est toute la science de la pêche à la mouche artificielle que G.-Albert Petit révèle dans cet ouvrage. Gomendy, p. 145-46. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        The Hoax Art Album ... containing over one hundred amusing and interesting picture puns

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

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        THE VEGE-MEN'S REVENGE

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1897. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Upton, Florence. Very good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth spine, oblong format. Pictorial boards, colour illustrations. From the creator of the Golliwogg. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Stain with surface paper loss to bottom front inside corner. Boards just a little grubby. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A few hinges lightly pulled. Contents exceptionally bright and clean with just a few very light margin marks. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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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        LE BIBLIOGRAPHE MODERNE, COURRIER INTERNATIONAL DES ARCHIVES ET DES BIBLIOTHÈQUES

      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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        BIJUTSU AZUMA NISHIKIE GAJO^ Kan

      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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        THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA

      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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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTE SIGNED (AQS)

      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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        THIRTY STRANGE STORIES

      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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        THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA

      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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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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