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        WAR OF THE WORLDS complete serial in Pearson's Magazine

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd, 1897.. Illustrated by Warwick Goble. First Illustrated Edition. Quarter Leather/Maroon Cloth. Very Good Contents FINE/No Jacket. 8vo - 9¾" Large Not Inscribed or Signed HARDBACK The complete UK FIRST serial publication (April - December 1897) of "The War of the Worlds," the classic scientific romance, sort after for the many illustrations by Warwick Goble embedded in the wraparound text layouts that were possible in this larger (6 1/2" x 9 3/4") format -- a LARGE 8vo book format, in TWO volumes (Jan - June 1897 and July - Dec 1897). This FIRST IlLLUSTRATED version features a total of fifty-seven unique illustrations by Warwick Goble (several are used more than once) -- (only fifteen were selected for the first U.S. edition - New York: Harper, 1898). (The first edition - London: Heinemann, 1898 - had no illustrations.)This matching pair (as shown) have leather spines (rubbed to the edges) with Maroon cloth boards in excellent condition with beautifully marbled fore edges and FINE CONTENTS make for an extremely Handsome Pair.NO EXTRA POSTAGE ABOVE OUR STANDARD RATES! Please Email for further details.

      [Bookseller: Bookfarm.co.uk]
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        Bradley: His Book

      The Wayside Press Springfield, MAss.: The Wayside Press, 1896-1897. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Volume I number 1 through Volume II number 3. Volume I is tall, thin 8vo. containing the four numbers of Volume I. Volume II is 4to. containing the three complete numbers of Volume II (all published but for a fragmentary No. 4, not present here.) Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers with cloth inner hinges. A compilation of stories and poetry richly illustrated throughout with reproductions of the work of Beardsley, Morris, Burne-Jones, Parrish, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, by a master of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Unfortunately in 1897 Bradley's health suffered; he had to sell the Wayside Press and was unable to complete the final number of volume II. Spines are significantly sunned and the leather and marbled paper are rubbed in places. A fine copy of the bound seven numbers; the leather of the binding is sunned on the spines and rear board of Volume II, and the leather and paper are rubbed. Overall a nice copy in a very good binding. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
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        British Deer and their Horns;

      London, Henry Sothern & Co., 1897.. HARDBACK, original brown buckram, with brown embossed design and lettering on front cover and spine, coloured frontispiece, red and black lettering on title-page, pages: xviii, 224, electrogravures 10, plates 10, text figs. 176 (incl. b & w photos.), 304mm x 388mm (9" x 15.25"), former owner's bookplate and another's details pencilled on front end-papers, 4 plates of antlers, skulls and skeletons, loosely inserted, with 2 newspapers clippings - about deer and Millias and 3 sheets of typed information and drawings about red deer, head missing 0.5cm, tail missing 1.75cm, spine darkened, hinges a little cracked (but sound), corners lightly bumped, covers used and a little dark in places, some spotting to electrogravures and occasionally elsewhere, otherwise a very fine copy. 3.9Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        "Periplus - Utkast Till Sjökortenes och Sjöböckernas Äldsta Historia"

      The complete book, large folio, 50,5x36cm The original calf binding, title in gilt with a T-O map and date 1897 on front cover and title on spine (some light rubbing) Stockholm 1897 A very fine copy of the first edition of Nordensköld's "Periplus", the important reference work dealing with marine cartography, early world maps and regional maps and charts. There are sixty reproductions and the index is comprehensive. Nordensköld, a Finnish baron and Arctic explorer built up the largest collection of rare maps and atlases in Scandinavia. This treasure of a collection is today kept in The National Library of Finland, Helsinki

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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