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

      This is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both elusive and desirable. Publication was arranged by Churchill's cousin while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Here is a premium, collector-worthy, unrestored example of the first edition, only printing. Condition is near-fine and is notable for both a clean, bright, and well preserved binding and exceptionally clean contents. The apple green cloth binding remains unfaded with only light soiling and a few tiny blemishes. This book was discovered in an old and ugly but clearly effective slipcase, which seems to have protected the volume over long years from all but the most trivial signs of wear. The gilt remains extremely bright on the spine and shelf presentation is excellent, with just trivial puckering at the spine ends. The contents are quite unusual for the edition, being bright and entirely without spotting. Most impressively, even the text block edges are bright and free of any spotting, with only very light soiling on the untrimmed top edge. The book contains a 13-line errata slip and rear catalogue dated “3/98”. The protective tissue is present and intact over the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as well as over the frontispiece. The sole previous ownership mark we find is one inked previous owner's name on the ffep verso. The only interior flaw we find is some superficial cracking of the endpapers at the front gutter; the splits are modest and the binding remains tight.  Copies in such condition are quite scarce. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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        The Tables of the Law And The Adoration of the Magi

      G : in good condition without dust jacket. External split to spine. Endpapers browned and some off-setting to title page. Scattered light foxing to prelims Limited Edition [80/110] Brown hardback cloth cover 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Frontis portrait of Yeats. The two stories were originally printed in the November 1896 edition of The Savoy. Allan Wade notes that although described as 'privately printed', copies were advertised in Bullen's catalogue at 5/s each. The two stories were intended to be part of 'The Secret Rose [1897] but were omitted from this volume when the publisher, A H Bullen asked to leave them out.

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        A Monograph of the Cranes. Illustrated by 22 coloured plates (the greater number drawn under the immediate superintendence of the late Dr. G.F. Westerman) by Heinrich Leutemann and J.G. Keulemans

      Leiden/ London, E.J. Brill/ R.H. Porter, 1897. Folio (450 x 360mm). pp. viii, 64, with 22 chromo-lithographed plates. Recent green half morocco, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettering and lines. A fine copy of this rare work of which only 170 copies were printed. "An account of the family of Cranes, with full synonymies, descriptions of various plumages, and a discussion of the habits and distribution" (Zimmer I p. 59). "The chief object of the present work is to introduce to the public a beautiful series of watercolour drawings, taken from birds living in the Zoological Garden of Amsterdam in the year 1872" (From the Preface). Only 15 plates are by Leutemann, the other 7 by Keulemans of which 2 plates of eggs. It was G.F. Westerman's, director of the Amsterdam Zoological Garden, intention to publish a work on Cranes and he commissioned Leutemann to make the drawings. Due to Westerman's death the text was supplied by Blaauw and 7 more plates were added. Nissen IVB 105; Zimmer I, p. 59.

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        The Holy Bible, In Bengali, With References.: Translated out of the original tongues by the Calcutta Baptist Missionaries, with Bengali assistants

      Calcutta, Bible Translation Society, 1897. . First edition of the revised edition with footnotes at the bottom of each page. Rebound in brown cloth with a red leather spine label stamped in gilt. All edges red. Darlow & Mouole, 2119. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        A view of the German settlement at Tsin Tao. Late Qing Dynasty.

      The bay with shipping, Chinese and European buildings, some with the black, white and red flags of Imperial Germany and the Imperial German Navy ensign, in the background the mountain Lao-shan, ink and colours on silk, measurements 92,2 x 134cm. The German Navy had long wanted a foothold in China. In November 1897 Germany seized the bay of Tsin Toa, using the murder of two German missionaries in Shan Dong Province as an excuse. This was later formalised in a treaty giving the Germans a 99 year lease of this territory. However, Germany lost this East Asian colony to Japan following the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

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        I vagabondi. Studio sociologico-giuridico, vol. I (-II)

      Bocca 1897-00 2 voll. in 8 grande, pp. XX + 593 + (3b); XXIII + 348 + (2b) con tavv. sinottiche anche rip. f.t. Timbretti delle edizioni Bocca all'occhietto e al fr. Legatura in p. tl. coeva con tit. e filetti oro ai d. Fa parte della collana "Biblioteca Antropologico-Giuridica", serie I, vol. XXV. Fondamentale e rara ed. orig. di questo primo studio sull'argomento ispirato alle dottrine positiviste di Ferri e Lombroso. Il fenomeno del vagabondaggio è studiato alla luce dell'antropologia, del diritto penale, della sociologia e della criminologia. Di particolare interesse e importanza la parte dedicata ai mezzi di correzione e prevenzione del fenomeno in Europa (Inghilterrra, Irlanda e Scozia, America, Germania e Austria, Francia e Belgio, Svizzera, Norvegia e stati nordici, Russia). In Norvegia, ad esempio, la sanzione per i vagabondi consisteva nella detenzione in uno stabilimento di lavoro obbligatorio, prevalendo quindi il carattere preventivo rispetto a quello repressivo. In Germania il vagabondaggio è considerato un reato contro l'ordine pubblico, di coseguenza i vagabondi venivano arrestati, come in nel Regno di Sardegna, in cui erano punibili con l'arresto da tre a sei mesi di carcere.Catalogo Fondo Achille Loria, 334, p. 36. ITA

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        Napoléon et sa famille 1769 à 1815. En 10 volumes.

      Paul Ollendorff, Editeur 1897 Société d'Editions Littéraires et Artistiques Demi-toile verte, pièce de titre Ensemble en bon état. Intérieur frais.

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        Following the Equator

      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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        An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay

      Grant Richards London: Grant Richards. 1897. First. First edition. Corners slightly bumped and endpapers a little browned, some internal cracks at the hinges but still tight, a handsome, else near fine copy of this important collection of short stories featuring Colonel Clay, "the first important rogue in short crime fiction who is the hero, not a subsidiary character, villain or anti-hero" (Steinbrunner and Penzler, Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection). Queen's Quorum. .

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        The African Millionaire. Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay.

      Grant Richards, London, 1897.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, first printing of this elusive Queen's Quorum title. 317pp + ii publisher's catalogue at rear. Ribbed green cloth gilt lettered and handsomely decorated. With sixty-six drawings in the text. Top edge gilt, others rough-trimmed. Half-title and rear endpaper lightly browned and with a tiny dealer plate to front pastedown. Cloth lightly chafed at head and base of spine and several other extremities and with the occasional light blemish to leaf margins. A very good copy. Twelve stories featuring Colonel Clay "the first important rogue in short crime fiction who is the hero, not a subsidiary character, villain or anti-hero" - Encyclopaedia of Mystery and Detection.

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      London: Jarrold and Sons London: Jarrold and Sons,. 1897. original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel.. Slight spine lean (a fault common to this book), light sunning to. spine panel (less than usual), an attractive, bright copy. A superior. copy of this book. (#67263). First edition, first printing. "An interplanetary in the classic 1890s science fiction vein: a newly discovered force enables a spacecraft to visit an inhabited Venus and then drop in on Mercury." - Locke, Voyages in Space 150. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1591. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 23. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 163. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 113. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 68. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10531.

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        Following the Equator

      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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        Memorials of Old Newcastle upon Tyne

      Newcastle upon Tyne Thomas & George Allan 1897. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Corners and spine ends soft. Occasional light foxing in margins. Fep creased First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering [42pp plates.] :: 42 paper-guarded full-page engraved plates :: 450mm x 340mm (18" x 13") :: 42 etchings from Richardson's original drawings.Many of these were originally intended to illustrate a history of the town by his brother, Moses Aaron Richardson. The manuscript for that work, however, was never completed. Each of the engravings is accompanied by a brief piece on the subject matter.There is also a short biography of the artist and a list of the (1880) location of each original drawing. Thomas Miles Richardson (1784-1847) was born of an old Tynedale family who lived for generations in the neighbourhood of Wark. Evidence of his artistic talent led him to be placed, at the age of fourteen, with a Newcastle engraver. The latter died very shortly afterwards and effectively interrupted Richardson's artistic career. After a brief period as a cabinet-maker, he succeeded his father to the mastership of St. Andrew's School, Newcastle, in 1806. He continued painting in his leisure time and, seven years later, left the school to devote himself full-time to painting. In 1822, together with the engraver Thomas Bewick and others, Richardson inaugurated the first Fine Art Exhibition in the North of England. Twice married, Richardson had a large family. His sons, Thomas Miles jr. and Edward, became notable artists in their own right

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        Frescos de Goya en la Iglesia de San Antonio de la Florida. Grabados al agua fuerte por D. José M. Galvan y Candela...Segunda Edicion.

      Imprenta de Hernando y Compania 1897 Piacevolissima opera.Volume in-folio; legatura moderna in mezza pelle (mantenuti i piatti originali applicati sul nuovo cartonato); pp. 16 + 16 tavole incise all'acquaforte su carta pesante.Ogni foglio cm. 46 x 33 (alla battuta cm. 28 x 22).Consueto ingiallimento della carta; mende alle cuffie (in particolare la parte superiore del dorso staccata dal piatto anteriore per cm. 4); il margine delle prime due pagine è stato sottoposto a restauro professionale; un piccolo alone segna, senza disturbare, l'angolo interno inferiore delle 16 pagine iniziali e della prima tavola; ottime le condizioni delle altre tavole.La prima edizione di questa bella opera è del 1888.Questo il testo completo del frontispizio:"Frescos de Goya en la Iglesia de San Antonio de la Florida. Grabados al agua fuerte por D. José M. Galvan y Candela grabador del Deposito Hidrografico. Obra premiada con medalla de segunda clase en la Exposicion National de Bellas Artes de 1878. Texto por D. Juan De Dios De La Rada y Delgado precedido del informe dado acerca de esta obra por la Real Academia de San Fernando. Escrito por el Excmo. Sr. D. Pedro de Madrazo directo de la misma. Segunda Edicion.

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

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

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        Die infantile Cerebrallähmung.

      Wien, Alfred Hölder 1897. Gr. 8°. Titelblatt, 1 Blatt, 327 Seiten mit 4 teils gefalteten Tabellen, in: Specielle Pathologie und Therapie, hrsg. von H. Nothnagel, IX. Band, II. Theil, II. Abteilung. Gr. 8°. Titel, 1 Blatt, 327 Seiten mit vier teils gefalteten Tabellen. Schwarzer Halbleineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Erscheinungsjahr .Erstausgabe. Meyer-Palmedo/Fichtner 1897a. - Grinstein/Freud 23. - Garrison/Morton 4708.2. Die letzte eigenständige neurologische Arbeit von Sigmund Freud in einem guten Exemplar. Buchblock gering gestaucht.

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        Siesta. Skitser.

      København 1897. (Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn)). 8vo. 238,(1) s. Orig. mørkebrunt helsjirtingbd. med dekor i gull, grønt og sort Sjirtingen litt slitt i kantene og revet ved kapitélene. Initialer med blyant på smussittelbl. Svakt spor etter utvisket navnetrekk (m/blyant) på tittelbl.. Nobelprisen i litteratur 1920

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        The Holy Bible, In Bengali, With References.: Translated out of the original tongues by the Calcutta Baptist Missionaries, with Bengali assistants

      . First edition of the revised edition with footnotes at the bottom of each page. Rebound in brown cloth with a red leather spine label stamped in gilt. All edges red. Darlow & Mouole, 2119. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Les programmes illustrés des théâtres et des cafés-concerts. Menus, cartes d'invitation, petites estampes, etc.

      32,5x25,5 cm. 4 f., 40 p. avec illustrations en noir, 63 planches en couleurs. Reliure demi cuir, dos à nerfs. Préface par Pierre Veber. - Illustrations de Misti, Maurice Neumont, Toulouse Lautrec, Roubille, H.S. Ibels, Dillon, H. Boutet, Synave, A. Depré, Roedel, Willette, Vallet, M. Luce, Merimann, Rochegrosse, Caran d'Ache, Cazal, G. Bordas e.a. - Couverture frottée. [3 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope By Her Niece the Duchess of Cleveland

      London: William Clowes, 1897.. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo "an intrepid traveller in an age when women were discouraged from being adventurous"White cloth with gilt ruling and titles, two bw plates, 357pp. Spine slightly darkened.

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        The Faerie Queene. Illustrated by Walter Crane. 1000 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Folio Society, 2011. 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with very numerous fine full-page and smaller illustrations by Crane in the text; ivory full morocco, sides and backstrips elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt tops, silk markers, a fine set in publisher's wooden slip-case covered in Toile Vendome with sliding tray.EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. Magnificent recreation by the Folio Society of the Arts & Crafts classic of 1897.

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        Queen Victoria

      London: Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1897., 1897. Unusually and profusely extra illustrated; also including a document signed by Queen Victoria dated 1839, and other autograph material such as a letter from Merlbourne, Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister, and also letters from Wilberforce, Talfourd, Lyndhurst, etc... First Edition. Folio. Later binding by Wood in full black morocco with gilt titles to spine, marbled end papers with gilt dentelle, top edge gilt. Inner joint starting but holding strong; one inch split to top and bottom of upper outer joint. A very attractive copy of this well known biography of Queen Victoria, enhanced by the several manuscript letters, not only of Queen Victoria herself but also by many of her contemporaries, added by a previous owner. Rare thus.

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        The Woodland Life

      William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. 1897. First. First edition. Slight foxing in the text, and a little soiling and rubbing to the boards, a near fine, mainly uncut copy of the author's first book. One of three binding variants, this is the variant in blue-green buckram. Very scarce. .

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        The average contribution of each several ancestor to the total heritage

      1897. Galton, Francis (1822-1911). The average contribution of each several ancestor to the total heritage of the offspring. In Proc. Roy. Soc. 61 (1897): 401-413pp. Whole number, 8vo. 216 x 139 mm. Orig. printed wrappers, spine repaired. Boxed. Fine copy. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 239. Galton's "Law of Ancestral Heredity," which states that half of an individual's hereditary makeup is supplied by his / her parents, one-quarter from grandparents, one-eighth from great-grandparents, etc. Galton's "law," based on both human and basset hound pedigrees, was adopted by both the biometrician Karl Pearson and the Mendelian geneticist William Bateson; it was instrumental in sparking the controversy between the two camps that characterized late 19th-early 20th century studies of heredity. Forrest, p. 314.

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        Simplicissimus. 1. Jahrgang. 4. April 1896 - 27. März 1897.

      52 Hefte mit jeweils 4 Bll. Umfang und vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. Illustr. OLwd. Folio. Der selten gewordene erste Jahrgang der bedeutenden satirischen Zeitschrift! - Etwas bestoßen, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

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      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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      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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        The Lark. Books I and II, Nos. 1-24, 1895-1897. Complete

      William Doxey San Francisco: William Doxey, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. Two Volumes. Illustrated cloth. Spine tips and corners a bit bumped and just beginning to fray; paper is age-toned (as expected), with many pages still unopened. A nice set of the complete run.

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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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      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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        Nouvelle Imitation de la Très Sainte Vierge

      Marchet & Roux (Dijon: Marchet & Roux, 1897). 191pp. This elegant book of prayers to the Virgin Mary is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece of the nativity. Printed by Firmin-Didot in black and red with red rules. Gilt floral decoration on the interior with blue and gold pastedowns. Some minor creasing to several leaves along fore-edge; one page has a 1/2-inch tear to outer margin. Nearly fine overall, bound in contemporary blue morocco with elaborate gilt border decorations on covers and turn-ins. A.e.g. A rare miniature, unrecorded in all reference sources, and in a handsome binding. (3 1/16 by 2 1/4; 78x57mm).

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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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