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        The Invisible Man

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited,, 1897. A Grotesque Romance. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial design to upper board in black. Spine a little faded, extremities rubbed, lower corners bumped, hinges cracked, endpapers and margins of contents tanned. A very good copy. First edition. With the bookplate of the American mystery writer and journalist Fulton Ousler, the author of The Greatest Story Ever Told, the basis for the 1965 film starring Max von Sydow and Charlton Heston.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Invisible Man, First Printing, 1897

      London: C. Arthur Pearson. 1897. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing. 1897. Original red pictorial cloth, gilt titled, 245 pp., 2 pp. ads. Very good, spine slightly sun mellowed and discolored, very minor rubbing to spine ends, rear board has an even three-quarters inch of sun-mellowing at the spine, outer joints a bit lightened, contents very good, general light tanning to text and endpapers, some light foxing to endpapers, inner hinges of the endpapers have clearly been the object of some expert restoration -- they are tight but were previously cracked. In all, a nice very good copy of a rare book, one of his masterpieces!

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Spenser's Faerie Queene

      London: George Allen, The Chiswick Press, 1897. First edition. Quartos. Six Volumes. Original white cloth with gilt cover illustrations, red letter on cover, gilt lettering on spine. One of 1000 Copies, bound from parts as issued by publisher. Engraved head and tailpieces, elaborate title-pages and 85 superb full page woodcut illustrations, all by WALTER CRANE, in what has been said to be his most ambitious project in book illustration. Finely printed on unbleached Arnold handmade paper. A superb set, near fine internally with virtually no signs of wear. Externally, spines slightly sunned, one volume has puncture on spine (about 1 inch) and sl. wear to foot of spine. A supremely attractive and sought-after collection of the very best art of Walter Crane.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Through Unknown African Countries: The First Expedition from Somaliland to Lake Lamu

      New York: Edward Arnold, 1897. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR WITH TWO IMPORTANT LETTERS LAID IN. First Edition of Donaldson Smith's enthralling narrative describing his journey in 1894-95 through previously unexplored areas of Africa, ranging from the Gulf of Aden to the Indian Ocean. Donaldson Smith, an American doctor and amateur big game hunter undertook the trip to explore, to gather geological and natural specimens, and to shoot animals. He was accompanied by an English taxidermist, Edward Dodson, and his friend Fred Gillett. They were attended by a contingent of native men and animals. The book recounts their experiences in great detail, and is filled with black and white illustrations, some being photographs, from the journey. They include full page depictions of shootings and encounters with various tribes; and partial page pictures of animals, birds, and native artifacts; There are sic partially colored maps, five of which fold out. The maps are in pristine condition despite the fragility of the paper on which they are printed. Following the text are several appendices with notes on the several collections that were brought back. Donaldson Smith's signature is written on the front free end page. Laid in are two important and interesting letters about his journey. Both are written to "Tony" who may have been a fellow physician since Donaldson Smith thanks him for medications he received from him and took on the trip. The first letter was written March 22, 1900 from Africa while on his way back to England. He tells Tony that the medicines were a godsend and that all of the peronnel of his caravan arrived out of the Nile without any sickness except for two Indians who hid themselves and were never found. He continues "It will take me over three months to reach the coast but my travelling in the future will be in safe country with everything known ahead - very different from exploring. So I can breath a sigh of relief that my journey has been a successful 'tho hard one."He says that his collections were all safe, and included 18 elephants with very large tusks and lots of other sport. He talks about the arrangements made for transporting his collections out of Africa and the routes he is taking as he makes his way back. The second 4 page letter is written in London and is dated June 23, '00. It begins "Just back in London with a pleasant feeling that - I have done all I wanted in Africa, & no devils...around to pester the life out of me. I did have a rough time of it - but of the hardest parts [sic] of the show was getting in! I had finally to pick up what riffraff I could & make a bolt - from Hargeisa across the Hand." After another paragraph expressing relief that he made it back with everything accomplished, he then discusses his problems in dealing with the Royal Geological Society. He had a row with them because of the way they had treated his maps. He also took offense at the remarks of the President at his annual address where he said "his great desire was to see the country between the N. end of L. Rudolf & the Nile explored by Englishmen"! Donaldson Smith says that he feels much like taking all his results to American. "If I do so I know the President of the R.G.S. will injure me all he can...He says if he gives his results to the Society, he stands an excellent chance of the Gold Medal. He continues on to discuss the situation, and then closes the letter by sending his best to various friends. A subsequent New York Times article about the R.G.S. award ceremony states that Donaldson Smith received the Patron's medal, not the Gold. Responding to a toast in his honor, he said that he wasa glad if he had done anything to help friendly relations between the United States and Great Britain. Bound in orginal black cloth with gilt ruling and elephant illustration to front board along with author and title. Gilt title and author also on spine. In very good condition with corner that are bumped, and bottom edges are chipped and have some discoloring. Some tenderness to hinges but otherwise tight. Interior is in near fine condition with pages and illustrations that are bright and clean. 472 pages plus 4 pages of ads. TRAV/011011.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        The First Crossing of Spitsbergen

      VG+. 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. & & London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1897. First Edition, 4to, [xii], 371pp., with 7 coloured plate, 56 plates, some 44 other illustrations and 2 folding maps, original two-tone cloth with beveled boards, gilt titles, top edges gilt : light foxing to the preliminary leaves and intermittent pronounced foxing throughout, internal hinges strong and showing beginning signs of cracking, exterior with bright gilt and in Very Good+ condition. No prior ownership labels. A complete and attractive copy.& & "The author spent the summer of 1896 and 1897 exploring the interior of West Spitsbergen. This volume is an account of the first season's voyage to the island, and the trips there during which Conway, Gregory, Trevor-Battye, Garwood, and H.E. Conway crossed overland from Advent Bay to Bell Sound, thence northward to Sassen Bay, and from there to Agardh Bay on the east coast and returned to Advent Bay. They made in all 13 mountain ascents, produced a survey sketch of about 600 square miles of central West Spitsbergen, almost completed a circumnavigation of the main island, and made valuable geologic and natural history collections" „ Arctic Bibliography 3378&

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Thirty Strange Stories

      Edward Arnold, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Green cloth, black lettering, dark green and gilt design. Top edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. The volume has mild edge wear, a gently toned spine, and occasional soiling to the front and rear panels. The gilt coloring on the front panel is quite vivid. The interior is free from markings. Altogether, a very good copy. First printing, no English equivalent.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        The Plattner Story and Others

      London: Methuen & Co, 1897. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. A beautiful copy of this uncommon book, a compilation of 17 short stories written when Wells was just 31 years old. H.G. Wells (1866-1946) is of course now best known for his works of science fiction, but he was a prolific writer in many genres, both fiction and non-fiction. This volume is bound in the original red cloth boards, with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Except for light bumping and darkening to spine, the book is in very good plus condition. Interior is clean and bright with untrimmed page edges. There is slight pulling away of front free endpapers at the front hinge, otherwise quite tight. 301 pages plus 40 page publisher';s catalogue dated March 1897. LIT/090508.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA

      Published by The Natural Science Association Of America, 1897. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Re-issue. 119 artistic colored plates (lithographs) representing the different species and varieties drawn and colored from nature including a copious text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology prefaced by a systematic table and index to page, plate and figure. Very large format. Full red morocco binding with gilt title to front and spine. All edges gilt. 182 pages plus index. Spine faded, edges rubbed, a few scuff marks to front & rear board. Corners worn. Front joint between title page and frontis pulled. Some scattered foxing. A few closed margin tears. Some grubby margin marks (fingering). All plates present and beautifully bright. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        IN HIS STEPS: 'What Would Jesus Do?' 1897 Edition. Origination of the famous phrase!

      Our Home And Our Homeless, Chicago 1897 - (Religion) SHELDON, Charles. IN HIS STEPS 'What Would Jesus Do?' Chicago: Our Home And Our Homeless, 1897. Hardcover. This book is an unrecorded printing of the First Edition which was published in the same year! First use of the phrase, 'What Would Jesus Do,' which of course, became a famous slogan and cottage industry. Extremely rare! We found zero for sale. Toning. Book has a lean. Binding shows beginning of cracking at back board. Rubbing and wear to boards. Very Good. Duodecimo. $3000.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yeoman's In The Fork]
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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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Royal Agricultural Show of 1897

      Sydney,: N.S.W. Government Printer, 1897.. Five-panel panoramic photograph, highlighted by hand, laid down on canvas, 390 x 3490 mm.; some wear and staining to canvas backing, very lightly cracked at one joint, but overall in very good condition. A rare very large panoramic photograph of the Royal Agricultural Show of 1897.The image is taken during the grand parade with the scoreboard in the background revealing details such as the fact that the Tattersalls Plate was due to be run at 2.30 pm, and the "Best Boy" rider to follow at 3. It is such extraordinary detail, displaying all of the activity and bustle of the show as well as the great splendour of the Moore Park grounds, that gives the image its real charm. In the background, for instance, the Cinematographe appears to be doing a good trade, while the hoardings and billboards are full of familiar names from the period, including Fry's Cocoa, Tooths Ale, and the omnipresent Anthony Horderns (Samuel Hordern himself, as the printed list of office holders attests, was a vice-president of the RAS).The society which would become the Sydney Royal Agricultural Society commenced operations in 1822, when a group of leading citizens including Samuel Marsden and John Piper decided to further 'the quality of Australia's primary production by means of contests and competitions'. Their first show was held in Parramatta the following year, but by 1836 waning support led to the Society lapsing. It was not until they reformed in 1857 that the group really gained momentum, with exhibitions held at Parramatta until 1868, followed by a 13-year stint at Prince Alfred Park. Finally in 1880, with funds in disarray, the Society accepted government support, and was able to move to the famous venue at Moore Park, home of the show from 1882 through to 1998.This image was taken in 1897, the culmination of a decade of great expansion for the show. In 1891, Queen Victoria granted the Society permission for the use of the "Royal" prefix. Perhaps even more significantly, 1894 also saw the introduction of electric lighting, meaning that the show could open for the first time at night (although the other great innovation, showbags, appears to have not been introduced until around 1900).The site was well-suited to this panoramic style of photography. The rudiments of panoramic photography were experimented with as early as the 1840s, extending on the established success of early panorama and diorama presentations. The invention of the wet-plate collodion process in the 1860s led to giant advances in the field, but it was the 1888 invention of flexible film which revolutionised the process, and led to a distinct vogue for the unusual photographic style.This piece, executed by the Government Printing Office, is uncommon, especially in such fine condition. An even larger version of the photograph featured in the State Library of New South Wales' exhibition and online catalogue, Eye 4 Photography (2005). It is offered complete with a printed listing of the office bearers for the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales and the Metropolitan Exhibition.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Works of Sir Walter Scott

      sp;- London - Adam and Charles Black, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of the Victoria Edition Sir Walter Scott's novels. Illustrated with plates to frontispiece to each volume and in a fine binding by Bayntun, Bath with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. In twenty-five volumes complete. With decorative two-colour titles to all volumes. The titles of the volumes are asfollows:Old Mortality; Quentin Durward; Rob Roy; Woodstock or The Cavalier, A Tale of Sixteen-Hundred and Fifty-One; The Black Dwarf and A Legend of Montrose; GuyMannering, or, The Astrologer;Waverley or 'Tis Sixty Years Since; The Bride of Lammermoor; The Heart of Midlothian; The Antiquary; Kenilworth; The Monastery; The Abbot, Being a Sequel to The Monastery; The Fortunes of Nigel; Redgauntlet, A Tale of the Eighteenth Century;The Pirate; The Maid of Perth Or Valentine's Day, Chronicles of the Canongate Second Series; Peveril of the Peak; Count Robert of Paris; The Betrothed, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; Anne of Geierstein or, The Maiden of the Mist; Saint Ronan's Well; Ivanhoe, A Romance; The Talisman, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of Canongate; and The Surgeon's Daughter and Castle Dangerous. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Although Scott had attained celebrity through his poetry, he soon tried his hand at documenting his researches into the oral tradition of the Scottish Borders in prose fiction stories and novels at the time still considered aesthetically inferior to poetry as a mimetic vehicle for portraying historical events. With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: Uniformly bound in fine half calf binding with cloth covered boards, bound by Bayntun. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor wearto extremities andslight fading to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughoutwith only slight foxing and offsetting and marginal age toning to text block edges. Overall: NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Works. Thistle Edition. Complete in 22 Volumes

      Scribner's NY: Scribner's, 1897. First edition thus. Thistle Edition of the Works, finely printed on watermarked Strathmore bright laid paper. Complete in 22 volumes, as orinally published 1895-1897. Organized into four categories: The Novels and Tales (12 Vols) Letters and Miscellanies (5 Vols) The Travels and Essays (4 Vols) The Ballads and Other Poems (1 vol). Published NY: Scribner's 1895-1897. 8vo., 6" x 8 1/2." Red cloth with gilt titles and elaborate gilt floral design on spines, two-color title page with frontis and caption printed tissue guard in each volume, top edge gilt, deckle edges. Some uniform dulling of the spine gilt, some foxing to front/rear pastedowns and f/ls, bit of spotting to front cover of Virginibus Puerisque, with slight bend to the board, otherwise very good plus - pages clean and bright, bindings tight with no wear. An attractive set.. 1st. Hard. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        The Gadshill Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens

      London,: Chapman & Hall, 1897-, 1899.. Octavo, 34 volumes, illustrated throughout, a fine set in uniform polished crimson calf by Frost of Bath, ornate gilt spines and black morocco labels. Complete works of Charles Dickens in splendid leather bindings with rich gold ornament.This is the Gadshill edition: a special project of long-established London publishing house of Chapman & Hall. This definitive publication offers the collected works in thirty-four volumes printed from the 1867-8 edition that was carefully corrected by Dickens. Additionally, the Gadshill edition contains informative introductions and notes by Andrew Lang who also contributed a general essay on Dickens as a serial novelist that is included in the final volume.Significantly, this edition faithfully reproduces the engraved illustrations and charming vignettes of the originals, often by famous popular illustrators and caricaturists such as George Cruickshank and Hablot Knight Browne (under the playful pseudonym 'Phiz').

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        SEXUAL INVERSION

      London: Wilson and MacMillan, 1897 [xvi] - 299 pages. Original blue cloth, rebacked with new endpapers. Cover is lightly rubbed on the edges and corners. Inside pages are in very good condition, clean and tight. "Studies in The Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis Vol. I" on half-title page, both authors' names on title page. Preface by Ellis dated April 1897. This is the first edition in English of a classic study of homosexuality. It was suppressed before publication as a result of a court order demanded by Symond's family after his death. Future edition made no reference to Symonds, who as a practicing homosexual, or his work. VERY RARE!!! Photo available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The Art Journal. In seven volumes

      03 - London - J. S. Virtue and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition collection of this beautifully illustrated art journal, in seven volumes from 1897-1903. First Edition. Volume I contains 23 plates; volume II: 16 plates; volume III: 13 plates; volume IV: 13 plates; volume V: 17 plates; volume VI: 19; Volume VII: 17 plates. Each volume contains illustrations in the text throughout. The Art Journal, published in London, was the most important Victorian magazine on art. It was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves underthe title the Art Union Monthly Journal, the first issue of 750 copies appearing 15 February 1839. Hodgson & Graves hired Samuel Carter Hall as editor, assisted by James Dafforne. Hall soon became principal proprietor, but, unable to turn a profit on his own, the London publisher George Virtue purchased into Hall's Art Union Monthly Journal in 1848, retaining Hall as editor. Virtue renamed the periodical The Art Journal in 1849. In 1851, Hall's engravings, 150 pictures from the private collection of the Queen and Prince Albert, were featured in The Art Journal as the 'Great Exhibition of 1851'. Though this feature was popular, the publication remained unprofitable, forcing Hall to sell off his share of the journal to Virtue, while staying on as editor. In 1852, the journal finally turned a profit. As editor, Hall exposed the profits that custom-houses were earning by importing old masters, and showed how paintings are manufactured in England. Simultaneously, The Art Journal became notable for its honest portrayal of fine arts, but its opposition to fake and mis-attributed Old Masters, such as a Raphael or a Titian, affected the market in such works adversely. The early issues of the magazine strongly supported the artists of The Clique and after 1850 it became associated with opposition to the emerging Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB), which Hall considered to be a reactionary movement. Its articles attacked the PRB and its supporter John Ruskin. The most notable essayists included Ralph Nicholson Wornum, Thomas Wright, Frederick William Fairholt, Edward Lewes Cutts, and Llewellynn Jewitt. After Hall's retirement in 1880 the journal changed its position, faced with strong competition from the Magazine of Art and the changing public taste influenced by Impressionism. However, it was unable to retain its position and ceased publication in 1912. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with some slight rubbing to the extremities and sunning to the spines. Internally, firmly bound although one plate in volume II is detached but present. Some scattered light foxing prominent to the plates. Creasing to the frontispiece tissue-guards of several volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        WHITE ASTER: A JAPANESE EPIC

      1897. 1. JAPANESE INTEREST. WHITE ASTER: A JAPANESE EPIC together with other poems. Adapted from the German of Dr. Karl Florenz by A. Lloyd. Tokyo: T. Hasegawa (1897). 8vo (5 7/8 x 7 5/8"), silk ties, light crease on first two leaves else Fine in pictorial case with ivory clasps (case is dusty). The text is translated from Inouye's Chinese version of the epic. Bound with frenchfold pages, nearly every page is completely illustrated with hand-colored woodblock prints by Japanese artists Mishima Yunosuke known as Shoso and Arai Shujiro known as Yoshimune. Once of the less common crepe paper books.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        IN MEMORIAM FREDERICK DOUGLASS

      John C. Yorston & Co. Philadelphia: John C. Yorston & Co., 1897. First Edition. cloth. Covers evenly soiled; contents have an old dampstain in the lower right margin throughout, to varying degrees, but with little detrimental effect. Very Good copy of a scarce book. Quarto (7-1/4" x 10") in the original gray cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt others uncut and largely unopened. [2], 350 pages. A scarce memorial volume that "is a record of the spontaneous expression of grief and surprise evoked by the unexpected death of Frederick Douglass" (Preface). Collects Obsequies at both Washington, D.C. and Rochester, N.Y., including one by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (read by Susan B. Anthony), as well as letters with facsimile signatures by Booker T. Washington, Susan B. Anthony, and others. Also includes various preambles and resolutions, poems (including one by Paul Lawrence Dunbar), memorial service addresses and sermons, tributes from the press, reminiscences, and a 12-page biographical sketch.

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        Uve da tavola. Variet?. Coltivazione e commercio. Terza edizione (ma prima !!).

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1897, 16mo cart. originale, pp. XVI-278-48 con 57 ill. e 15 tav. (otto delle quali cromolito). In effetti ? questa la rara prima edizione per il titolo, nei Manuali Hoepli. Bellissima copia.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Fiori artificiali. Manuale del fiorista.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1897, 16mo leg. orig. cart. tel. con bella cop. ill. col. pp. XVI-278 + 48 (Elenco manuali Hoepli) con 144 fig. n.t. e 1 tav. crom. Prima edizione, assai rara, ottima copia.

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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTE SIGNED (AQS)

      7 Dec. 1897, Tuskegee, AL - 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. Mild aging of paper. About Fine

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        KATE GREENAWAY'S ALMANACK FOR 1897.

      Coloured illustrations by Kate Greenaway with full-page frontispiece, pictorial title and illustrations throughout. [36] pages. Original mustard-coloured faux morocco with gilt title and image of a girl carrying sticks; white endpapers; top edge gilt. 10.5 x 7.8 cm. Few light spots; slight rubbing to head of spine; else a fine copy. Schuster and Engen 16(14a).

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        The Essayes of Michael Lord of Montaigne Volume 1-6

      J.M. DENT AND CO. 1897?, LONDON - 6 gift quality bright smooth 5 ribbed .3/4 leather bindings marbled boards & end papers. Brilliant gold gilt top edge. Slightest of a few corner edges rubbed otherwise pristine georgously bound volumes. Volume 1 294 pages. VOlume 2 298 pages. Volume 3 427 pages. VOlume 4 414 pages. Volume 5 288 pages. 392 pages. DATE PUBLISHED: 1897? EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Roman de l'énergie nationale : Les Déracinés. - L'Appel au soldat. - Leurs figures.

      Eugène Fasquelle et Félix Juven 1897 - - Eugène Fasquelle et Félix Juven, Paris _1897, 1900 et 1902, 13x19cm et 13,5x19cm, 3 vol. reliés. - Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches réservés pour les XX pour chacun des trois volumes. Reliures à la bradel en demi maroquin brun à coins, dos lisses, dates en queue, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées sur témoins, reliures signées Canape. Les deux derniers volumes sont sous doubles couvertures et les deux premiers sont signés à la justification par l'auteur. L'exemplaire des Déracinés est enrichi d'une importante page du manuscrit original à l'encre noire, rempliée et montée au début de l'ouvrage. L'Appel au soldat est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Barrès à un ami dans laquelle il évoque la parution prochaine de la série les Bastions de l'Est dans la Revue des deux Mondes. Leurs figures est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Barrès à un proche dans laquelle il annonce la parution du troisième volet de sa trilogie le Roman de l'énergie nationale: "une suite de "choses vues", des tableaux de la pourriture parlementaire". Très rare et bel ensemble en grand papier, enrichi de documents autographes, parfaitement établi en reliure uniforme du temps par Canape. Autographes d'exception [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Works of Sir Walter Scott

      sp;- London - Adam and Charles Black 1897 - A complete set of the Victoria Edition Sir Walter Scott's novels. Illustrated with plates to frontispiece to each volume and in a fine binding by Bayntun, Bath with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. In twenty-five volumes complete. With decorative two-colour titles to all volumes. The titles of the volumes are asfollows:Old Mortality; Quentin Durward; Rob Roy; Woodstock or The Cavalier, A Tale of Sixteen-Hundred and Fifty-One; The Black Dwarf and A Legend of Montrose; GuyMannering, or, The Astrologer;Waverley or 'Tis Sixty Years Since; The Bride of Lammermoor; The Heart of Midlothian; The Antiquary; Kenilworth; The Monastery; The Abbot, Being a Sequel to The Monastery; The Fortunes of Nigel; Redgauntlet, A Tale of the Eighteenth Century;The Pirate; The Maid of Perth Or Valentine's Day, Chronicles of the Canongate Second Series; Peveril of the Peak; Count Robert of Paris; The Betrothed, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; Anne of Geierstein or, The Maiden of the Mist; Saint Ronan's Well; Ivanhoe, A Romance; The Talisman, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of Canongate; and The Surgeon's Daughter and Castle Dangerous. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Although Scott had attained celebrity through his poetry, he soon tried his hand at documenting his researches into the oral tradition of the Scottish Borders in prose fiction stories and novels at the time still considered aesthetically inferior to poetry as a mimetic vehicle for portraying historical events. With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: Uniformly bound in fine half calf binding with cloth covered boards, bound by Bayntun. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor wearto extremities andslight fading to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughoutwith only slight foxing and offsetting and marginal age toning to text block edges. Overall: NEAR FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On The Threshold of Central Africa: A Record of Twenty Years' Pioneering Among the Barotsi of the Upper Zambesi

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1897 - xxxiv, 663 p. + 2 p. of ads. 43 b&w photographic plates and one map. Brown cloth with gold impressing. A little light soiling of covers. Front hinge repaired internally. Small tear in front free endpaper. A few minor thumb marks. Pull-out map at rear has been repaired. A record of 20 years missionary work translated from the original French. Coillard describes the customs of the natives, political conditions in the countries in which he worked, a missionary's daily life, encounters with animals, the death of Mme. Coillard, slave markets, etc., all of which make interesting reading material to this day. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA SCULPTURE FLORENTINE. Florence, Alinari Frères, 1897-1900.

      4 voll. Bella ril. edit. cartonata, dorso in tela, cm 37x27, Vol. I°: Les Prédécesseurs de l'Ecole Florentine et La Sculpture Florentine au XIVe siècle, pp 220, 153 ill. b/n; Vol. II: Première moitié du XVe siècle, pp 242, 221 ill. b/n; Vol. III: Seconde moitié du XVe siècle, pp 250, 22 ill. b/n; Vol. IV°: Le XVIe siècle et les Successeurs de l'Ecole Florentine, pp 244, 196 ill. b/n. Modeste tracce d?uso, altrimenti ottimo esemplare.

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        NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN - 5 VOLUMES

      1897. 2. AUSTEN,JANE. NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN - 5 VOLUMES. London: Macmillan & Co. 1895-1897. 5 volumes, 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/2"), matching red cloth with extensive gilt floral decoration on cover and spine, all edges gilt, pictorial yellow endpapers, introductions in each volume by Austin Dobson, owner name, VG or better as follows: Pride and Prejudice 1895, spine dull else VG+. 40 black and white plates by Charles E. Brock. Sense and Sensibility 1896, spine slightly dull else near Fine. 40 black and white plates by Hugh Thomson. Emma 1897, spine slightly dull else near Fine. 40 black and white plates by Hugh Thomson. Mansfield Park 1897. spine slightly dull else near Fine. 40 black and white plates by Hugh Thomson Northanger Abbey & Persuasion 1897, spine dull and slightly soiled else VG. 40 black and white plates by Hugh Thomson. A wonderful set of Austen in lovely trade bindings.

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        The Tables of the Law And The Adoration of the Magi

      London: Privately Printed, 1897.. Limited Edition [80/110]. Brown hardback cloth cover. 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. 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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        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

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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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        RUBÁIYAT OF DOC SIFERS

      New York: Century Co. 1897. New York: Century Co., 1897.. Olive cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt, with pictorial vignette, t.e.g.. Frontis and illustrations by C.M. Relyea. Cloth sunned and a bit spotted, two small tape tab marks in gutter of half-title, rear inner hinge cracking, repair at gutter between front free endsheet and preliminary blank; a sound copy, in bit worn and sunned cloth case and chemise. Gilt morocco bookplates of Walter Chrysler and Paul E. Bechet. First edition. Inscribed by Riley on the preliminary blank: "For -- / Sir Henry Irving, / With greetings and esteem / -- James Whitcomb Riley. / Indianapolis, USA -- / Dec. 2 1897 / ...... / He loves his work -- he loves his friends -- / June, Winter, Fall, and Spring -- / His lovin' -- fact is -- never ends; / He loves jes ever'thing. / [Rubáiyat of Doc Sifers]." Actor/Manager Irving (a.k.a. John Henry Brodribb), and his personal assistant Bram Stoker, became good friends with Riley, and they were in frequent contact when Riley visited London and when one of Irving's tours found them in Indianapolis. Stoker records their friendship in PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF HENRY IRVING, p.112. Stoker's own presentation copies from Riley were sold at the posthumous sale of his library and manuscripts at Sotheby's (London) on 8 July 1913, and realized more than 10% of the gross proceeds. BAL 16625. RUSSO, pp.69-70.

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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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