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        Letters from the Scenes of the Recent Massacres in Armenia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        'CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS.'

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Map of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming with full descriptions of mineral resources, etc

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boxoyo Libros S.L.]
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        BROWNIE

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        THE JUBILEE BOOK OF CRICKET

      Blackwood 1897 - First edition, large paper issue. Finely bound in two volumes by Wood in contemporary blue crushed morocco,with a gilt border and elaborate tooling to the covers and raised bands and gilt titles and scrolls to the spines. Marbled endpapers with gilt dentelles. Top edge gilt. A near fine copy, with a touch of fading to the spines and some foxing throughout. A sumptuously presented set, aptly reflecting the style of Victorian cricket. Photogravure frontispiece of the author and 106 full page photographic plates as called for. Additionally illustrated with a further 70 black and white plates , mainly mounted from Victorian cricket books and periodicals, bound in to relevant sections. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        LA TRUITE DE RIVIèRE

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Royal Navy A History

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company,, 1897–1903. From the earliest times to the present. Assisted by Sir Clements Markham, K.C.B., P.R.G.S. Captain A.T. Mahan, U.S.N. H.W. Wilson Theodore Roosevelt E. Fraser etc. 7 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, armorial crest to boards gilt, grey coated endpapers, top edges gilt. 25 photogravures and hundreds of full page and other illustrations. Paton family bookplate to each volume. Ends and corners rubbed, covers a little marked, occasional light spotting to edges, end matter and to the photogravure plates; overall in very good condition. First edition, first edition; in the first issue bindings with the spines giving the names Theodore Roosevelt in volumes 1 and 2, Col. Theodore Roosevelt in volumes 3, 4 and 5, and President Roosevelt only in volumes 6 and 7. A comprehensive history of the Royal Navy up to 1903. A nice first issue set in well above average condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Chances of Death and Other Studies in Evolution.

      London: Edsward Arnold, 1897. - Karl Pearson (1857-1936), who founded the first university statistics department at University College London, made a major contribution to the methodology of science in The Grammar of Science (1892), established the discipline of mathematical statistics, and was Francis GaltonÕs (1822-1911) leading disciple, applying statistics to the study of heredity and evolution. The Chances of Death and Other Studies in Evolution is an important collection of his early essays. Two volumes, octavo. ix, [3], 388; [4], 460 pp. Photogravure frontispiece in each volume, plates, text illustrations. Publisher's gray-green cloth with gilt spine. Spine ends lightly chipped, spines faded. Bookplates of American zoologist Charles Atwood Kofold (1865-1947) and of another owner from the 1950s in each volume. A good, tight copy. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Forecasts of the Coming Century

      Manchester: The Labour Press Limited, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. An anthology that included: Tom Mann, William Morris, Enid Stacy, Grant Allen, Bernard Shaw and several others. An about near fine copy in decorated cloth binding with some bumping to the top corners and a little fraying to the spine crown but internally a clean copy. A very nice copy of this important and uncommon collection.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        LE BIBLIOGRAPHE MODERNE, COURRIER INTERNATIONAL DES ARCHIVES ET DES BIBLIOTHÈQUES

      Paris: n.p.. 1897-1919. large 8vo., quarter leather with five raised bands, marbled paper-covered boards, with original paper wrappers bound in. variously paginated.. 19 volumes bound in 18. A complete run of this bimonthly periodical until 1919 (i.e. volumes one to nineteen). The periodical continued to 1931and Superseded Revue internationale des archives, des bibliothèques et des musées. Merged into Revue des bibliothèques. Journal of bibliography, archives, libraries and library sciences. Ex-libris of Paul Lacombe, the French book collector and author. Minor wear to extremities. Loosely inserted is a commemorative book label which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale.

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        BIJUTSU AZUMA NISHIKIE GAJO^ Kan

      1897. Very Good. [EHON - ALBUM] Yoshu CHIKANOBU. BIJUTSU AZUMA NISHIKIE GAJO Kan. Tokyo: Hasegawa Jubi, Meiji 30 [1897]. Orihon folding album in brocade covers. Twelve oblong oban-size prints of bijin of the 12 months of the year (24 x 36 cm) are folded into the covers (24 x 18 cm). Chikanobu [1838-1912] was of samurai descent and fought on the losing shogunate side in the disturbances at the end of the Tokugawa period. He became an artist in early Meiji and always maintained an interest in military matters, depicting heroes and battles of the Saigo Rebellion, the Sino Japanese War, etc. Here his skills are more peacefully expressed in a calendar round of lovelies, with the elegiac feeling common to bijinga during Meiji. A slight bit of edgewear to the front cover corners, else very good condition, good impressions and colors. Complete.

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        THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA

      1897. A Tale of the Forecastle. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. Original pictorial light blue-grey mottled cloth. First Edition (consisting of only 1000 copies, including some issued with an 1898 title page) of the tale subsequently published as THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." Conrad wrote this story with the "Nigger" title, but consented to change the title for the American edition (which preceded the English); the publisher's argument was not that the "Nigger" title might be offensive, but rather that white American book-buying public would not buy the book if they knew it was about a black man. Nonetheless, the original title was restored for all subsequent editions, making this variant-titled edition one of the more sought-after of Conrad's works.~This copy is in near-fine condition (some cracking of the endpapers, a hint of wear at a the bottom corners of the spine). This is an increasingly-difficult book to find in collectible condition. Cagle A3b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Tragedy of the Korosko, by Arthur Conan Doyle [1st Appearance] in the Strand, Nos. 77-84, [Feb-July1897]

      London : George Newnes, 1897. 1st Edition. The Strand Magazine, Feb, 1897 to July, 1897. Subjects: Detective and mystery stories, English - Periodicals. Newnes, George 1851-1910. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir 1859-1930. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked half-calf over buckram boards. Slightest suggestion of dust-dulling, with some rubbing/scuffing to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        From the Four Winds, inscribed by the author

      London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1897. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Inscribed by Galsworthy, in 1931, on the fly leaf. 1897, First Edition of the author's first book. Only 500 copies printed. 246 pp. Hardcover, green cloth, gilt title. Near Fine copy, spine sunned; clean contents; sound binding. In a custom made full leather slipcase with suede interior; slipcase with some fading and scuffing. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTE SIGNED (AQS)

      Tuskegee, AL, 7 Dec. 1897. Autograph. Mild aging of paper. About Fine. A fine quote--"Be too great to be little"--on a 6-1/2" x 8" page removed from an autograph album SIGNED and dated by Washington in Tuskegee. The verso bears an unknown signature as does the top of the page that Washington has signed, but this could be easily removed or matted over. A wonderful display piece.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THIRTY STRANGE STORIES

      1897. New York: Edward Arnold, 1897. Original light green cloth pictorially decorated in black, dark green and gilt. First Edition. This volume contains the ten "best" science fiction tales from THE STOLEN BACILLUS (1895), and all seventeen from THE PLATTNER STORY (1897); the other three ("The Reconciliation," "The Rajah's Treasure" and "Le Mari Terrible") appear here in book form for the first time. There was no British edition of this particular collection of "strange" stories, and in fact the latter two stories never appeared in a British book until 1984. "The Rajah's Treasure" is particularly intriguing: the "secret treasure" of an Indian potentate leads to his murder by an heir -- who then discovers that the treasure is merely a cache of whisky.~This has always been a highly sought volume, partly due to the eerie binding design (complete with skull on the spine); the book is quite scarce, and even when found it is usually in deplorable condition -- we seem to find an acceptable copy about once every five years. This, however, is an attractive copy, fine except for the slightest of rubbing at the corners. Wells Soc. 13; Hammond C3. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        Winston S. Churchill, His Complete Speeches 1897-1963, full set of 8 volumes

      Over the course of more than half a century of public life Sir Winston Churchill delivered speeches whose incisive wit, artful cadence, stinging criticism, soaring sentiment, and resolute defiance still echo today.  This complete set of 8 massive volumes contains the vast majority of Winston Churchill's speeches from 1897 to 1963.  The set is nearly 9,000 pages in length, takes up 18 inches of shelf space, and weighs 34 pounds.  Before this incredible undertaking, many of Churchill's speeches had never been published in volume form.  A great many of these impressive sets ended up in libraries, and consequently bear ex-library wear and markings.  This set is in very good condition and is *NOT* ex-library.  We find no previous ownership markings whatsoever.  The contents are uniformly bright, clean, and crisp internally, and feel unread.  The top edges show very light soiling and a trace of spotting, but we find no other spotting in the set.  Being finicky, we also note a small binding error to Volume I in the form of a bit of extra glue at the headband and a small dent to the Volume I text block at the center of the bottom edge.  All eight bindings remain clean and tight with sharp corners.  Shelf presentation is superior, with no sunning and only a bit of trivial scuffing or wrinkling of the cloth.  We note the slightest warp to the Volume VIII binding which is not significant enough to easily notice or to affect how it sits on the shelf adjacent to Volume VII.  Please note that this large, heavy set will require additional postage.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A284.1, Woods/ICS A145(a), Langworth p.349.

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        British Deer and their Horns.

      1st. Ed. Pub. Henry Sotheran. 1897 - pp. xviii, 224 with coloured frontispiece and 185 text and full page illus. In original illustrated binding, with illus. of antlers on front board. Some foxing to end papers o/w. a near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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        THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA

      1897. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. Original pictorial light blue-grey mottled cloth. First Edition (consisting of only 1000 copies, including some issued with an 1898 title page) of the tale subsequently published as THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." Conrad wrote this story with the "Nigger" title, but consented to change the title for the American edition (which preceded the English); the publisher's argument was not that the "Nigger" title might be offensive, but rather that white American book-buying public would not buy the book if they knew it was about a black man. Nonetheless, the original title was restored for all subse­quent editions, making this variant-titled edition one of the more sought-after of Conrad's works.~This copy is in near-fine condition (spine slightly browned as always, the merest hint of wear at a couple of tips); atypically, the original endpapers are not cracked. This is an increasingly-difficult book to find in collectible condition. Cagle A3b.

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        News PublicationsConcerning the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and the Coronation of George V

      11 11, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating collection ofnews publicationsconcerningthe Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (June 1897) and the Coronation of King George V (June 1911). The following items relate to the Diamond Jubilee: 'The Illustrated London News'dated 5th June 1897 (No. 3033, Volume 10), with relevant advertisements; 'The Illustrated London News'dated 12th June 1897 (No. 3034, Volume 110), with dedicated pages, advertisements, and a supplement 'View of the Route of the Royal Procession'; and 'The Illustrated London News Diamond Jubilee Celebration Supplement' dated 26th June 1897, with illustrations and a large fold out view of the Procession. There are two identical Special Coronation Numbers of 'The Sphere'. Contained within a folder. Condition: Folder bound in half morocco. Worn to extremities, with marks and tidemarks. Both copies of 'The Illustrated London News'firmly bound and bright and clean, with just the odd mark. The supplement has edgewear and marks. Both copies of 'The Sphere' are loose and strained in places. The first has worn, detached boards. The second lacks boards. The first copy has marks from a brown (tea)liquid to the rear, but both are remarkably bright. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Farrier's Dog and His Fellow

      Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1897. . 75 pages plus 4 pages of ads. "Colonial Press, C. H. Simonds & Co. Boston, Mass., U.S.A." from the bottom of the copyright page. "Cosy Corner Series" from the bottom of the front cover. The binding is of light blue cloth with stamped decoration of the farrier's dog and his fellow holding a broadside of the title and author's name in gilt lettering. The binding is solid, overall clean in appearance with some soiling and rubbing yet still firm and pleasing to the eye. Spine toned with some wear at the head and tail but title, author's name and publisher remain easily readable. A very slight twist to the spine. FFendpaper has been neatly and gently removed. The text and all illustrations are present and firmly bound in. A few page margins have some spotting but the text remains unaffected. A rare find in any condition.. First Printing. Dec. Cloth with Gilt Lettering. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Amy M. Saker. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Illustrated.

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        THE INVISIBLE MAN

      1897. A Grotesque Romance. New York / London: Edward Arnold, 1897. Original orange cloth decorated in red. First American Edition -- the "definitive" edition. As with THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU, this is a grim tale about a mad scientist who degenerates into a homicidal maniac, possessed by the illusion of omnipotence. (Wells later pointed out that the title is a misnomer: the protagonist is actually The Transparent Man.) Wells made a lot of money from this book over the years -- especially from Hollywood (starring Claude Rains in 1933). ~This American edition, dated the same year as Pearson's London one, is the first to include Wells's four-page "Epilogue" that serves to leave the story up in the air -- it revisits the innkeeper, who is still secretly harboring the books that taught his prior resident how to become invisible, and makes note of the innkeeper's "undying wonderful dream" of power that might be his. This epilogue has been included in all subsequent editions (making this, technically, the "definitive" edition). ~This copy is in very good, perhaps near-fine condition (spine a little darkened, as usual with orange cloth, with just the slightest of edge­wear); in our experience this American edition is much scarcer than the English one, even on this side of the Atlantic. Hammond B4 (note); Wells Society 11 (note); Currey p. 520. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        CLOVIS DARDENTOR

      1897. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1897. Original light blue-grey cloth pictorially decorated in black, olive and peach. First British Edition (and first edition in English) of one of Verne's more absurdly humorous tales; there was no American edition of this particular title.~We are introduced to him [Clovis Dardentor] on the voyage from the Mediterranean port of Cette to Oran in Algiers, where he is travelling with the Desirandelles -- Monsieur, who resembles a tobacco-jar in shape; Madame, thin, angular, narrow-minded, and devoted to her son; and Agathocle Desirandelle, a speechless booby who does nothing but eat, and has not the grace to be seasick even. Two young Parisians going to enlist in the Chasseurs d'Afrique have a large share in the narrative... it would be better to be adopted by the millionaire Dardentor than to enlist... [from a contemporary review, cited in T&M]~Most of Verne's first British editions are handsomely-bound, but CLOVIS DARDEN­TOR is certainly one of the loveliest. The front cover scene shows Dardentor rescuing one of the would-be Chasseurs from a railroad car that is engulfed in flames, and on the spine the hapless Agathocle is getting thrown from a horse. There are a few copies known to be bound in beveled boards with all edges gilt; most are like this one, with the same binding but without either of those features (neither binding state is believed to have preceded the other; they were simply offered by the publisher as differently-priced options). In either binding this is quite an uncommon title, and because the pigments used on the binding are notoriously prone to flake off, fine copies seem truly rare. This is a very good copy, with the spine slightly dusty and with minor erosion of the front cover pigment near the fore-edge. Taves & Michaluk V045; Myers 13.

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        La Charlézenn, 1897.

      S.n. 1897 - - S.n., S.l. _1897, (2) 70pp. (2) in-8 , en feuillets. - Manuscrit autographe complet de 70 pages rédigées à l'encre noire et foliotées sur le recto. Drame breton en 3 actes d'après Anatole le Braz. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Romance of Golden Star

      London: F. V. White & Co.. Good+ with no dust jacket; Corners slighty bumped, spine darkened.. 1897. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author!; 8vo; 300 pages; Signed by Author .

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        [Photograph Album, cover title]: Class of '97 (Union College)

      Union College (Schenectady, New York: Union College). 1897. Quarto. Mounted photographs inserted so that the spine becomes the top when opened. String-tied (with later string) thick cloth boards with beveled edges. An album with 64 mounted gelatin-silver photographs, almost all the images approximately 4" x 5.5". Binding has some modest wear and is very good, mounts with some soiling, the photographs are mostly about fine. The breakdown of photographs as follows: 1 photo of the campus; 16 photos of administrators, all but one Signed by the subject; 47 photos of students, all but two Signed by the subjects (two Signed on affixed slips of paper). The faculty represented includes both the college president, Harrison Edwin Webster (1888--1894) and his successor, Andrew Van Vranken Raymond (1894--1907). Among the other notables are language professor William Wells (a world traveler and self-taught multi-linguist who was the first full time foreign correspondent for any American newspaper, for The New York Herald in 1852), chemistry professor Maurice Perkins (whose daughter married another longtime Union College professor, Edward Everett Hale, Jr., son of the author of The Man Without a Country), and Greek language professor Henry Whitehorne (born in Jamaica, he was teaching at the University of Mississippi at the outbreak of the Civil War but left hastily because of his Union sympathies; he was a Civil War correspondent before joining the Union College faculty, where he became a legendary fixture and interim president on several occasions). .

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        Le Scarabée d'ambre. Aventures dans l'île de Sumatra d'un Anglais, d'un missionnaire et de deux naturalistes

      Tournai: H. & L. Casterman, 1897. Livre. Très bon. Demi-cuir. Ed. originale. Très Grand In-8. Paris, Tournai, H. & L. Casterman, sd [1897]. Collection Iris. 28,5 x 18,5 cm (R), très grand in-8, 242 pp. + 1 f. n. ch., avec 9 illustrations tirées en vert à pleine page dont une en frontispice, reliure moderne en demi-requin noir à encadrements, plats couverts d'un papier coréen de fabrication traditionnelle en fibres végétales compressées, gardes couvertes d'un autre papier coréen, différent mais de fabrication similaire, dos lisse avec titre à la chinoise de couleur ambre, couvertures illustrées conservées, étui rond avec liserés de cuir de requin (reliure signée Martine Locicero). Romancier, Maurice Maindron fut également entomologiste. C'est à ce titre qu'il se rendit en Indonésie en 1884-1885. Le récit à l'usage de la jeunesse qu'il nous livre ici diffère notablement des romans exotiques qui fleurissaient à l'époque en ce sens que Maindron, étant allé sur place, doté par ailleurs d'une solide culture scientifique, sans parler de la naturelle alacrité de sa plume, savait parfaitement de quoi il parlait, décrivant des terres qu'il avait lui-même parcouru une dizaine d'années plus tôt. Notre édition, qui comporte, après la page 210, "Les propos du professeur Martin Thausing", et qui est conforme à celle décrite dans la "Bibliographie de Belgique" de 1897 (n° 1457) semble être l'édition originale. Nous n'en avons localisé qu'un seul exemplaire dans le KVK. L'exemplaire est présenté dans une reliure particulièrement originale dont les matériaux exotiques sont en parfaite harmonie avec le texte. Petite restauration à la couverture, sinon un très bel exemplaire..

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        Germinie Lacerteux

      Philadelphia: Printed for Subscribers by George Barrie & Son, (1897). Edition Magnifique of Chefs-d'oeuvre du Roman Contemporain . Spine a little darkened, light rubbing of joints, else fine. Octavo.

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        The Works of Jane Austen. Including: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson

      London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1897, 1898., 1897. 5 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's dark red cloth entitled and elaborately decorated in gilt to spines and uppers, all edges gilt; yellow peacock design end papers. Pride and Prejudice illustrated by Brock; the other titles by Thomson. 40 black and white plates per volume. Extremities rubbed and partially frayed; gilt dulled to sunned spines. A few gatherings protruding. A sound, attractive, charming set.

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        Huit Contes à Mariani

      In-12° reliure éditeur cartonnage bleu original gravée à froid sur le plat, les plats de couvertures originales des 8 fascicules sont conservés. Tirage 500 exemplaires. Rarissime. Ces contes, délicieusement illustrés, exaltent les vertus toniques, aphrodisiaques et stimulantes du vin Mariani à la coca du Pérou et rendent hommage à son créateur qui fut aussi un généreux mécène. - Le Secret de Polichinelle par Paul Arène, illusté de quarante-deux compositions par A. Robida.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1897.- 45 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. - Pervenche, conte par M. Bouchor, images de L. Lebègue.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1900.- 26 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Pervenche, est l'histoire d'une jeune fille que son fiancé, Robert, sauve des griffes de Guillaume, seigneur de Freneuse-les-Navets, en réussissant une épreuve physique grâce au breuvage magique du nain Angelo Mariani. Ce breuvage permettra au jeune couple d'avoir douze enfants dans les quatre années suivant leur mariage.! - Un chapitre inédit de Don Quichotte par Jules Clarétie de l'Académie française, illustré de trente et une compositions par Atalaya, Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1899.- 34 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Dans Un chapitre inédit de Don Quichotte, on voit Sancho Pança rendre la vigueur à son maître et lui prolonger la vie grâce à la gourde du précieux élixir que don Pacheco lui a donné. Après la mort de son maître, Sancho retrouve Pacheco : Revenu des Indes avec toute une cargaison de la feuille verte, d'un vert grisâtre, douce, élastique et grasse, d'un arbrisseau (.) que Pizarro avait vu jadis roulée entre les doigts de l'Inca ; c'est avec les feuilles de cet arbre de la vie qu'était, en partie, payé par les Indiens l'impôt aux Espagnols victorieux ; et les chanoines de la cathédrale de Cuzco, sans compter monseigneur l'évêque, en tiraient leurs revenus annuels, aussi gras que le ventre de Sancho lui-même. Explication par Jules Clarétie de l'Académie française, illustrée par A. Robi! da.- Paris : H. Floury, 1896.- 41 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. l'auteur raconte les exploits d'Hercule, qui grâce aux puissants effets du Vin Mariani, découvre l'Amérique avant Christophe Colomb. Les Secrets des Bestes par Frédéric Mistral avec trente compositions de A. Robida.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1896.- 31 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Dans Les secrets des Bestes l'auteur découvre dans une bibliothèque de Carpentras, un manuscrit du XVIe s. qui raconte comment un bûcheron surprend trois secrets en écoutant une conversation entre trois bêtes sauvages. Les deux premiers lui permettent d'obtenir du roi d'Espagne cent mille réaux et de se faire nommer grand d'Espagne. Le troisième, concerne la coca, qui lui permet de guérir l'infante et ainsi de l'épouser. Trois Filles et Trois Garçons par Maurice Montégut, dessins de Louis Morin.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1899.- n.p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Un joli texte en vers sur une bande de joyeux drilles et de gracieuses donzelles, qui finissent en beauté grâce ! aux vertus d un fameux nectar à base de coca du Pérou. aux effets éblouissants, ancêtre du vin Mariani. La Plante enchantée par Armand Silvestre, illustrée par A. Robida.- Paris : H. Floury, 1896.- 35 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. Dans La plante enchantée, la coca redonne au vieux baron des Engrumelles, la vigueur et la capacité d'enfanter. Son chapelain en tire un vin bienfaisant, dont le secret ne devait être révélé qu'à un homme ayant : « Les yeux couleur vert de mer et une belle barbe blanche » : le révérend Frère Angelo Mariani. La panacée du Capitaine Hauteroche par Octave Uzanne, illustrations hors texte par Eugène Courboin.- Paris : Librairie Henry Floury, 1900.- 91 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 13 cm. La panacée du capitaine Hauteroche, raconte les souvenirs d'un vieux soldat qui a survécu à la guerre des Chouans, à la campagne de Saxe, à la retraite de Russie, grâce au vin de coca. Depuis lors, Angelo Mariani le fait connaître à toute la France

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        THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FROG'S EGGS. An Introduction to Experimental Embryology. [The first work in English on experimental embryology]

      New York:: Macmillan,, 1897. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY THOMAS HUNT MORGAN on the title page beneath his signature without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in the original green cloth binding with gilt lettering spine. Mild wear spine tips. 8vo. x, 192, [13 Ads] pp.

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        The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson [SOLD WITH] My Years on Stage -- Two Volumes, Both Inscribed by the Authors to Otis Skinner

      New York: The Century Co. / E. P. Dutton & Co., 1897 and 1922. Hardcover. Very Good+. Two volumes sold together, wonderful association copies for 19th century New York theater. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOSEPH JEFFERSON, published by Century in 1897; full calf; 4to; rebacked, with original gilt-lettered backstrip. Inscribed by Jefferson to Otis Skinner, and with the bookplate of Cornelia Otis Skinner on front paste-down. A bit scuffed along the edges; prelims and terminals lightly dust-soiled; VG+, an excellent copy. MY YEARS ON THE STAGE, published by Dutton in 1922; half gilt-ruled red morroco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, original gilt-lettered cloth backstrip bound in at rear; 4to; enriched with the addition of plates, invitations, Autograph Letters Signed, a telegram, and more. Inscribed by Drew to Otis Skinner, and with Otis Skinner's bookplate on front paste-down. Scuffed along joints; chip at head of spine; crack in gutter after half-title-p., though binding is otherwise nice and tight. Both volumes warmly inscribed by the stars of New York theater to fellow actor and friend Otis Skinner. Skinner was associated with Jefferson's troupe from 1895, where he perfected his famous Shakespearean roles as well as his signature role as Hajj the beggar in the Broadway's Kismet which he performed for over 20 years and starred in its 1920 and 1930 film versions. This volume, Skinner's own enriched copy of the work of his close friend, actor and stage manager, Drew, includes a Western Union Telegram by Drew to Skinner, thanking him for his kind review of this book, Chicago, 7 November 1922. Among 4 Autograph Letters Signed by Drew is an amusing one to Otis's wife Maud Skinner, thanking her for a letter and mentioning Otis: ". . . thank him for me and say, à propos of the `dead hand of Ethelberta' of happy memory, that after being in the sea for 15 minutes - even on the hottest day - all circulation stops in my fingers & they become waxen - so that I am known as `Francis Frozen-fin, the gelid wonder.'" 4 pages, folded 8vo, inlaid to size. On Kyalami, East Hampton stationery 9 August, 1923, and a few others to Otis in the 1920s mentioning various productions they were involved with. Also included are caricatures of John Drew, the commemorative dinner program celebrating Drew's 50th year on the stage, photographic plates from productions, and the memorial service program and letters to Skinner concerning Drew's death. The service took place on November 13, 1927 at The Church of the Transfiguration, known as "the actor's church" on 29th Street in New York City. A touching memorial compiled by Skinner, celebrating his friend and the golden age of American Stage Acting.

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

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1897. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine Condition. 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.

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        The Art of the House

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1897. xii, 185pp, [3]. Very slightly later full morocco by the Guild of Women Binders, smooth back, title in gilt to spine, upper cover with gilt triple fillet border with flower head corner pieces, central double fillet lozenge with the letters L.H. to centre, surrounded by two leafy stems, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spine slightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, internally there is a gift inscription to ffep, otherwise fairly bright and clean. For the Guild of Women Bookbinders see Tidcombe, 'Women Book-Binders', Chapter Six. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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