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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.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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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        British Deer and Their Horns

      London: Henry Sotheran and Co.,, 1897. With 185 Text and Full-Page Illustrations mostly by the Author. 8 from Drawings by Mr. Sidney Steel, 2 by E. Roe, and Photographs. Also 10 Electrogravures and a Coloured Frontispiece by the Author and Sidney Steel, and a series of unpublished Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer which were formerly on the walls of Ardverikie. Folio. Original brown cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in black, top edge gilt. Colour frontispiece and 18 plates, illustrations throughout. Boards browned and a little marked, corners bumped, short cracks to joints. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

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        The Champlain Edition of Francis Parkman's Works

      Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1897. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (History) PARKMAN, Francis. The Champlain Edition of Francis Parkman's Works. Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1897. Hardcover. 20 Volumes. This is Number 291 of 1200. Titles are: Pioneers Of France In The New World. France And England In North America. The Jesuits In North America In The Seventeenth Century. La Salle And The Discovery Of The Great West The Old Regime In Canada. Count Frontenac And New France Under Louis XIV A Half Century Of Conflict Montcalm And Wolfe The Conspiracy Of Pontiac The Oregon Trail: Sketches Of Prairie And Rocky Mountain Life Most of these titles within the set are two volumes, with two of the titles taking up three volumes. All volumes have a PO bookplate. There is some fading and flecking and rubbing to a few of the volumes which smudges nearly all of the gilt on the spines. This is true of two of the volumes with a couple other volumes having some of the same wear, just not on the fullness of the spine. Toning. Set is Good overall. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. $1000.00

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

      Longmans, Green, and Co. Here is a scarce first edition, first printing of the Colonial edition of Churchill's first book, which recounts his experiences when attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First printing Colonial editions were produced in small numbers simultaneously with the Home Issue. The harsher climate and condition of the colonies meant low survival rates and often poor condition for those few examples that endured. Complicating matters for collectors, there were no fewer than 10 different editions, printings, and binding variations for the very small number of Colonial issues ultimately produced from 1898 to 1901. Offered here is the important first printing of the Colonial edition in the second state. As is the case with the Home Issue first edition, second state copies are distinguished by the presence of the domestic errata slip. This is an original, unrestored copy, meaning it has not been rebacked or had endpapers replaced like so many of the copies that survive. The binding is overall clean, tight, and square but of course shows some age The pictorial front board retains strong color and only minimal scuffing. There is mild bubbling to the boards and light corner wear. There is also a small old cellotape remnant at the bottom edge of the top board (this apparently from a poorly applied plastic cover that once protected the binding). The spine is nicely rounded with the gilt still clearly legible. There is some wear and fraying at the head and tail and some wrinkling to the spine cloth. The contents are unusually bright and tight for a Colonial edition, with just light intermittent spotting. All maps are intact and properly folded. There is a contemporary inked owner name dated "Oct. 1898" on the ffep (conveniently dispelling any doubt that this is a first printing). Tissue guards are still present at the frontispiece and the folding map at p.1. Many Colonial editions we see seem to have spent time in private lending libraries. This might explain the number "854" inked on the spine, the ffep, and the title page and on a sticker on the front pastedown. There are no other ex-library indications or marks or residue. Overall, a well-preserved copy of a very scarce first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.2.d, Woods/ICS A1(ab.1), Langworth p.15.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Die alte Kaiserstadt Goslar. 12 Aquarelle. Mit begleitendem Text von Max Jordan und einem Prolog von Ernst von Wildenbruch

      Berlin, Verlagsanstalt Universal 1897. 67 x 49 cm. 18 Blatt Text und 12 chromolithogrierte Tafeln nach Aquarellen von Hertel. Titelblatt, Zierleisten und Initialen von Th. Kutschmann. In farbig illustrierter Original-Verlagseinband, Halbledereinband-Mappe mit Reliefprägung und Vergoldung - Thieme / Becker 16, 553 - Prov.-Bibl. Hann. 586 - Die schönen Ansichten dieser Prachtausgabe zeigen und a. Gose und Abzucht; Blick vom Petersberge; Abend am Marktplatz; in der Münzstraße; Ruinen auf dem Petersberge; das Kaiserhaus; Garten an der Jakobikirche; Blick vom Georgenwalle. Titelblatt und Tafeln unter Original-Passepartout. Die Passepartouts mit vergoldetem Schrägschnitt, geprägter Bezeichnung und Verlagssignet in Reliefprägung. Rücken oben ca. 5 und 1 cm eingerissen, leicht angestaubt und fleckig, 4 Blatt mit leichten Knickspuren, 1 weiteres kurzer Einriß hinterlegt, Passepartouts geringfügig stockfleckig -

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        Cuba In War Time. Illustrated by Frederick Remington

      New York: Russell. 1897. First Edition, in the very rare dust jacket which is not noted in BAL, nor is it noted in Dykes bibliographical checklist of Remington&#39;s works. Although there is mention of an issue in wrappers, BAL states that no such copy has ever been seen and that based on publisher&#39;s advertisements etc. indicate that it was only issued in boards. However, one wonders if the fictional wrapper edition wasn&#39;t a corruption of the wrapper over the actual book as the jacket reproduces the front cover exactly. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 23 plates, four from photos taken by Davis and 19 from original drawings by Remington from personal observation while he was in Cuba. Tan paper-covered boards, printed in black and red, top edge gilt, a near mint copy with only two pin dots of wear on the lower spine, in a near fine dust jacket which repeats the cover color and design and additionally has a list of other Russell publications on the back cover. The jacket has a 1/2" triangular chip from the lower back corner at the spine and another at the lower front, there is some slight chipping at the tips, but generally this is a fine fresh copy, housed in custom-made clamshell box. This is a rare book in good condition, in jacket and fine, it is quite rare. BAL 4524. Dykes #504. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/2638.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        Memorials of Old Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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        Dracula

      London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897 First edition, presumed second issue with "The Shoulder of Shasta" advertisement and lacking the publisher&#39;s catalog found in later printings, textblock bulks over 1" as is the case for the first issues. Original publisher&#39;s yellow, lettered in red. An attractive and completely unrestored copy with some of the usual soiling, but much less than usual, spine a bit toned and the lettering virtually unfaded, front hinge cracked, a few small spots, else very good or better. Nicer than usual. Housed in a custom box. "Dracula" is an epistolary novel by Bram Stoker in which the now archetypal vampire character Count Dracula makes his literary debut; the plot is narrated through a series of letters and newspaper documents written by or relating to the book&#146;s main characters. An example of the invasion literature that was popular in the British Empire in the late 19th century, Dracula received only moderate critical acclaim upon its publishing but grew in popularity when it was performed on stage and later made into a film.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Captains Courageous

      Macmillan and Co., Limited 1897 - First edition. 7 1/2" x 5". Original blue cloth with gilt lettering gilt vignette of two fishermen in rough seas; the spine with vignette of standing fisherman; blue coated endpapers, a.e.g. Written while the newlywed Kipling lived in Vermont - his only novel about America. No dust jacket. Very good (inner joints with tears). 245 pages; 2 pages of ads. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a 1/2 brown morocco slipcase. Frontispiece by I. W. Tabor and 21 b/w plates. Filmed by Victor Fleming in 1937. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        The Pierrot of the Minute. A Dramatic Phantasy in One Act

      London: Leonard Smithers 1897 London: Leonard Smithers, 1897. First edition. 4to. Frontispiece, head- and tailpieces, and initial letter by Aubrey Beardsley. 43, [1] pp. Original gilt-stamped green cloth after Beardsley's design, bevelled edges. Spine darkened, light edgewear. Samuels-Lasner 115; Gallatin, p. 68; Krishnamurti 209; Nelson, Smithers 1897.3 . Beardsley's penultimate work and a book which breathes the spirit of the nineties

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        Sapho. [Subtitle]: Pièce lyrique de M.M. Henri Cain & Bernède d&#39;après le roman de Alphonse Daudet. Musique de J. Massenet. Théâtre de l&#39;Opéra-Comique. Représentations de Melle. Emma Calvé

      Paris: F. Hermet. [ca. 1897]. Original large lithographic poster in colours by Pal, signed in the stone and with the mark of the Pal studio to lower left. 129 x 98 cms. (51.5" x 39"). & & Laid down to board; slightly worn at edges. In very good condition overall. . "In Sapho Massenet made his first attempt at an opera in a modern setting. Dramatically too, with its basis in Daudet&#146;s novel, it recalls La traviata... Massenet handles the vicissitudes of love with enormous skill and imagination, and the solo scene for Fanny in the last act may be compared with Charlotte&#146;s great monologue in Werther... Sapho is certainly one of Massenet&#146;s finest works..." Hugh Macdonald et al in Grove online& & The poster depicts the singer Emma Calvé in the lead role of Fanny Legrand in the premiere of the opera in Paris at the Opéra Comique on November 27, 1897. & & Reproduced in Schneider: Massenet, p. 209. Not in Broido.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Dracula.

      Archibald Constable and Company,, Westminster [London] 1897 - First edition. This superb copy is from the issue with the 16-page publisher?s catalogue at the rear, including an advert for Dracula ?5th edition? and R. Austin Freeman's Travels in Ashanti and Jaman, both of which were published in 1898. The first issue was printed on thick paper and included no adverts at all, with the second issue with a one page advert for The shoulder of Shasta. Subsequent issues include the 16-page publisher?s catalogue, of which later issues include the advert for Dracula. 8vo (190 × 125 mm.), pp. ix, [i], 390, [18] (adverts). Top edge of half-title and title unevenly opened at inside top corner. Original yellow cloth with red lettering. Very slightly loose at spine, light soiling. Ownership inscription to half-title in blue ink. An exceptional copy of a book rarely found in this condition: bright and unusually well-preserved, a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        For The Flag. From the French of Jules Verne by Mrs Cashel Hoey

      London: Samson, Low, Marston and Co. 1897., 1897. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo., illustrated. Publisher&#39;s pictorial green/brown cloth, bevelled edges, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. Some light general wear and handling, prize label to pastedown. A clean, near fine copy of a scarce Jules Verne title. This English edition is the first illustrated edition, previously issued in America as &#39;Facing the Flag&#39; but without plates. The tale of an archetypal mad inventor of a guided missile which he puts to piratical use against Atlantic shipping. Myers.

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

      Longmans, Green and Co. This is an extremely attractive and well-preserved ex-library copy of the British first edition with interesting provenance.  The Story of the Malakand Field Force 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.  This copy of the first edition, only printing is interesting for several reasons.  First is the provenance.  The front pastedown bears the decorative bookplate of "Col. F.W. Blood 1941".  The ffep is inked in five lines: "Presented by / Col. F.W. Blood / Commemorate his 60 years' / Connection with the Cheshire Regiment / Oct. 1941".  We believe "F.W." to be Frederick William and know that a Col. F.W. "Fred" Blood was a relation of Sir Bindon Blood - to whom this book is dedicated and whose portrait appears at the frontispiece.  We found record of 1934 correspondence from Sir Bindon Blood to another family member referring to Col. F.W. Blood as working on updating the family pedigree.  Both Sir Bindon and Col. F.W. Blood were then living "at Birkenhead".  Chester - home of the library from whence this copy came - is proximate to Birkenhead.  Second, although this book is ex-library, it is in superior overall condition.  Though it is rebound, it was rebound in an apple green cloth that faithfully echoes the original and the gilt spine title and author stamping are done in the same style as the original binding, including the gilt double rules that bracket the title.  Condition is very good indeed.  The apple green cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with light wear confined to spine ends and corners and one tiny abrasion at the upper rear hinge.  The sole exterior ex-library mark is a five-digit library number inked in black to the lower spine.  The contents are bright and clean.  The rear-catalogue has not been retained, but all maps and plans, as well as the frontispiece and errata slip, remain present and fully intact.  The spotting endemic to this edition is nearly absent, with only a trivial scattering of intermittent spotting within.  The page edges were trimmed and deckled red when it was rebound.  Within the text we find only a single ex-library mark - a small circular "Chester Public Library" stamp at the upper right corner of page 1.  A "Withdrawn for sale" stamp on the blank title page verso is date stamped "21 April 1961".  The original Chester Public Library card pocket is tipped in at the ffep, with a small pink card of the Library store in the pocket.  The only other ex-library mark we find is 4 x 2.5 inch sticker bearing a printed number pasted to lower rear pastedown.  What may have been a previous owner name but is no longer readable has been removed from the upper half-title.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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        MOTHER GOOSE IN PROSE

      Chicago:: Way and Williams,, 1897. First Edition. Good+. Good+ in the original color illustrated boards, backstrip previously rebacked with the original spine laid down, sunned. New endpapers. Half title page present. Otherwise blank rear leaf with printer&#39;s imprint absent. 11 of 12 plates present including the frontispiece (plate for chapter "Wise Men of Gotham" absent). Text is complete. Covers edge wear, soil. Scattered mild soil. 4to. 265 pp.

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        Danish Arctic Expeditions, 1605 to 1620

      VG. Hakluyt Society. London. 1897. First Edition. Hakluyt Publications: First Series Nos. 96 & 97. PublisherÕs light blue cloth with embossed decorations and ruling on front and back covers. Spines slightly faded, gilt titles on spines and covers still bright. Internally complete with no prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears, hinges beginning to crack but still tight and strong Ñ A Near Fine set of a very scarce publication. ÑNational Maritime Museum 773.& & Vol. I - The Danish Expeditions to Greenland in 1605, 1606, and 1607: To Which is Added Captain James Hall&#39;s Voyage to Greenland in 1612. & 8vo, [cxvii], 205pp, appendices, index. 7 fold out maps, 3 maps in text, 2 illustrations. & & Vol. II The Expedition of Captain Jens Munk to Hudson&#39;s Bay. & 8vo, [cxviii], 187pp. 5 fold out maps & one in text index. & & An account of the disastrous voyage of Captain Jens Munk who departed Copenhagen in May 1619 in two ships, the Unicorn and the Lamprey, and with a crew of sixty-four men in search of the Northwest Passage. Wintering took place on the shore of HudsonÕs Bay near the present town of Churchill, Manitoba. The journey lasted 16 months, and on September 21, 1620, Munk arrived back in Norway with only two crew members still alive (barely). ÒThe fearful mortality which had beset the crew was probably a combination of scurvy and trichinosis, made even more ghastly by exposure. The Danes had been totally unprepared for the rigors of a Canadian winter.Ó WA Kenyon, The Journals of Jens Munk 1619 Ð 1620.

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        WALDEN, Or Life in the Woods

      1897, two volume complete set with ultra rare original dust jackets, WALDEN, Or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau, with an introduction by Bradford Torrey, 1st edition, one of only two sets recorded with the dust jackets.  Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. Gorgeous willow leaf pattern, after a design by Sarah Whitman, illustrated with many black and white photographs, 259 and 263 pages, entirely complete with all illustrations and fly pages. No plates or signatures, no foxing or stains, very clean and very tight. Even sunning to spines, near very fine volumes overall, dust jackets have small nips to spine edges else near fine.  Nicely decorated jackets have the same blazing gilt willow leaves as on the cover boards. Cover boards are like new having been protected by jackets all these years, blazing gilt leaves. Both are now protected in mylar. Investment quality, incredibly rare jackets.

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        Química Industrial y Agrícola. Tratado teórico-práctico para uso de los físicos, químicos, ingenieros, industriales, fabricantes, productores químicos, agricultores, tintoreros, escuelas de arte y manufacturas de artes y oficios. Traducido del alemán y aumentado en lo conveniente a los españoles por Francisco Nacente y Soler

      Barcelona, José Romá, 1897. Tres volúmenes en folio.; 800 pp.+ 796 pp.y Atlas: 20 pp. y 193 láminas. Texto impreso a dos columnas. Encuadernación original en tela estampada, en excelente estado,salvo por una mancha antigua de humedad en el plano posterior del tomo primero.

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        Decisions of the Commissioner of Patents and of United States Courts in Patent Cases 12 volumes

      Government Printing Office Washington D.C. 1897-1911. Hardcover. Rebound in buckram with leather labels, all in very good condition, few nicks to spine labels. Years included: 1897, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, and 1911. Nice group of Patent court decisions from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, From Charles Ricketts to Laurence Hodson

      London, 1897. 3pp. letter on a bifolium sheet, together with the original envelope. The letter, from Vale Press founder, illustrator, and designer Charles Ricketts to the private press collector and patron Laurence Hodson, concerns some drawings that Hodson had sent to Ricketts for framing. The artwork in question is by Hokusai and by Charles Shannon, Ricketts&#39;s life-long partner. Ricketts and Hodson shared a deep appreciation of the arts, and Ricketts was also a dedicated art collector. Ricketts and Shannon collected works by the old masters, Egyptian and Greek antiquities, Japanese prints, and Renaissance art. In the letter, Ricketts discusses the lucky acquisition of three Tanagra figurines from the late fourth century B.C., writing, "Being superstitious we know that we have been lucky beyond our deserts in the Tanagra affair. We own three of the five best... You & Mrs. Hodson will be allowed to see them before the are encased in repulsive magenta plush like the very finest collections." Letter creased from being folded to fit into the envelope, else very fine.

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        The Collected Writings ( Complete in 14 Volumes )

      London: A & C Black, 1897. Complete in 14 volumes. Rare to find in dust jackets. Bound in original publishers blue cloth, with gilt title lettering on spines.All bindings in excellent near fine condition. Dust jackets with portrait on upper panel, adverts on bottom cover and flap. Slightly darkened on spines, light abrasion wear on base of spines. All dust jackets in very good condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing/marking, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set. A65. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

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        ESTOIRE de la GUERRE SAINTE Histoire en vers de la troisième croisade (1190-1192) par AMBROISE

      imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1897 - ESTOIRE de la GUERRE SAINTE Histoire en vers de la troisième croisade (1190-1192) par AMBROISE publiée et traduite d'après le manuscrit unique du Vatican et accompagnée d'une introduction, d'un glossaire et d'une table des noms propres par Gaston PARIS ouvrage relié (29 cm x 24. cm) couverture cartonnée ocre, 578 pages, sur beau papier vergé, illustrées d'une reproduction en phototypie sur double page du manuscrit, imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1897 ouvrage édité dans la Collection de documents inédits sur l'histoire de France, publiée par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique et des Beaux Arts Extraits : avant-propos - le manuscrit - l'auteur - la langue - le poème - la traduction latine - l'histoire du siège d'Acre jusqu'à l'arrivée des rois de France et d'Angleterre - l'Estoire de la Guerre Sainte dans la littérature - l'Estoire de la Guerre Sainte - traduction - glossaire - table des noms propres - additions et corrections Excellent état (non coupé) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR. A Journey Around the World

      Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. First edition, First Issue, with the single line imprint and with signature &#147;11&#148; at bottom of page 161 as called for by BAL. With portrait frontispiece from a photograph of the author and 192 other illustrations by notable illustrators as A. B. Frost, Peter Newell and Dan Beard or from photographs. Large 8vo, publisher&#146;s original blue cloth gilt decorated and lettered on the spine, the upper cover with a central pictorial decoration of an elephant in India in gilt and four colours. 712. A pleasing copy, clean, bright and solid, and with only light aging. A PLEASING COPY OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION. Mark Twain&#146;s autobiographical account of his tour through Australia, New Zealand and India. He gives wonderful account of his travels, the people met along the way, the sights seen, and with a zest and spirit unique to one of America&#146;s greatest authors and humorists. Due to the massive text block, the book is seldom found in collector&#146;s condition. The illustrations are extensive and vary in size and style and add immeasurably to making this an immensly readable narrative.

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        13 ALMANACS From The 1800s (some may be quite RARE)

      LEAVITT'S Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H., NH 1897 - TITLE: 13 ALMANACS From The 1800s (some may be quite RARE) AUTHOR: DUDLEY LEAVITT, A. M. PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: Various (see below) EDITION: Various months and years CATEGORY: Science, Education, Rare BINDING/COVER: Softbacks without dust jacket COLOR: Brown CONDITION: Overall the almanacs are in fair condition taking into account they were published without boards. Most have foldings to the tips of a few pages. Books are is without marks or writings. SIZE: 4 ½ x 7 (approximately) PAGES: pages. Fair/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: There are 13 ALMANACS FOR SALE (ONLY 10 SHOWN IN PHOTO), AND THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1) LEAVITT'S - FARMER'S AND SCHOLAR'S ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1831. Published and Sold by Horatio Hill, Concord, 1831. A page or so may be missing at the end. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Poor++. 2) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XXXVIII - THE NEW ENGLAND FARMER'S AND SCHOLAR'S ALMANACK, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1834. Published and Sold by Marsh Capen & Lyon, Concord 1834. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 3) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XLVII - THE NEW ENGLAND ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR 1843. Published and Sold by John F. Brown, Concord 1843. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 4) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XLVIII - THE NEW ENGLAND ALMANACK, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN, FOR THE YEAR 1844. Published and Sold by John F. Brown, Concord 1844. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 5) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XLIX - THE NEW ENGLAND FARMER'S ALMANACK, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN, FOR THE YEAR 1845. Published and Sold by John F. Brown, Concord 1845. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 6) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER LI - THE NEW ENGLAND FARMER'S ALMANACK, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1847. Published and Sold by John F. Brown, Concord 1847. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. The cover page has a tear to the front side. Fair-. 7 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER LVIII - OLD FARMER'S ALMANACK, AND MISCELLANEOUS YEAR BOOK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1854. Published by Peabody & Daniell, Franklin, N.H. 1854. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 8 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER LIX - OLD FARMER'S ALMANACK, AND MISCELLANEOUS YEAR BOOK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1855. Published by Daniell & Bradbury, Franklin, N.H. 1855. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 9) THE TRIBUNE ALMANAC FOR 1866. The first few pages may be missing. The first page is '5'. THERE IS AN IRON LIKE BROWN IMPRINT TO THE FRONT AND A COUPLE OF PAGES BENEATH (see photo). Poor- (due to missing first pages and iron mark). 10 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER 71 - FARMER'S ALMANAC, 1867. Published by Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H. 1867. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 11 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER 32 - FARMER'S ALMANAC, 1878. Published by Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H. 1878. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. Fair++. 12 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER XCVII - FARMER'S ALMANACK, IMPROVED AND MISCELLANEOUS YEAR BOOK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1893. Published by Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H. 1893. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. There is a stain to the top corner front corner edge that penetrates a couple of pages inward. Fair--. 13 ) LEAVITT'S - NUMBER 101I - FARMER'S ALMANACK, IMPROVED 1897. Published by Edson C. Eastman, Concord, N.H. 1897. There is unintentional dog ears/folding to a few pages along the corner edges. There is a stain to the top middle front page that do [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IN MEMORIAM FREDERICK DOUGLASS

      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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        RUDYARD KIPLING&#39;S COMPLETE WORKS. FINE CONDITION. Leather Library Set. Printed in 1897 Complete in 25 volumes

      New York: Charles Scribners, 1897 - 1911. THE COMPLETE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE. Bound in the highest quality, polished morroco leather bindings. Thick raised hubs. Gilded spines. Top edges gilded. 8.25 inches tall. 34 inches of shelf space. Rag style paper with wide margins. Red and black title pages. Full page plates. Contains a Preface and Introduction for the "Outward Bound Edition, " but this is not shown elsewhere. In exceptionally fresh and FINE condition. The leather is exceptionally supple and fresh. The hinges are fully attached and equally fresh. There is no writing. Printed on quality paper, these appear free of foxing. Bound and signed by Putnam&#39;s and Sons bindery. Such FINE sets of Kipling are difficult to obtain. This is an exceptional set and displays beautifully.

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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

      London: Vinton & Co.. Text volume is rubbed with some loss of color. Plate volume has worn . but complete spine top, board beginning to show at one corner, the . 18 flies in the first two frames are incomplete, mainly lacking hackles, . still a tlight attractive set.. 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; Two volumes, full green morocco, uncut and unopened. Volume I, text: uncut and unopened, xvi, 314p., illustrated, 18 plates with wood engraved plates & 10 hand colored etched plates, index, advertisement for the "Halford Priceless" dry fly rod. Volume II, all edges gilt, contains the 100 flies in 12 recessed card mounts, title page and advertisement . **Set number 84 of 100, signed by Halford on both title pages.; Signed by Author .

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        Sir Walter Raleigh: The Stanhope Essay, 1897

      Oxford: B. H. Blackwell. Near Fine. 1897. Hardcover. Near Fine condition. Robert S. Rait&#39;s Copy (Historiographer Royal of Scotland). Housed in a custom made padded slipcase. See Image. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 78 pages .

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        Fragments d?architecture antique. D?après les relevés & [et] restaurations des anciens pensionnaires de l?Académie de France à Rome; I-II. [TWO VOLUMES WITH 200 ORIGINAL PLATES IN FIVE PORTFOLIOS]

      Paris, Librairie Générale de l?Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs, Charles Schmid, (1897)-1905.. Two volumes in five. Folio. Containing a total of 200 single-sheet sepia-print aquatint heliogravure plates. Each plate measures 45 x 32 cm, image size ca. 33 x 25 cm, printed within a plate mark of ca. 36 x 28 cm. In portrait and landscape formats; titled and captioned within the plate mark. - - The First Volume contains 100 plates and pp. 15 of text, comprising of 4 full-sized leaves (45 x 63 cm) folded down to folio with half-title; title displaying a large vignette; Préface; Table explicative des planches. All is placed in the original full cloth orange-red portfolio, with the upper cover, embossed with gold lettering and decorated in blind, detached. Two of the plates are trimmed somewhat shorter and slightly faded. - - The Second Volume comprises of 4 original quarter cloth portfolios with the original work in instalments, total of 100 plates. The first portfolio contains pp. 12 of text, comprising of one double-sized leaf of heavy paper (90 x 63 cm), and one full-sized such leaf (45 x 63 cm) folded down to folio, with half-title; title displaying a large vignette; Avertissement; Table explicative des planches. The original portfolios are uniform, with upper board of each printed with title, repeating title-page, and stamped with the number of instalments included, bit worn and soiled. Some foxing and spotting to few plates, else a very handsome set in generally very good condition. Together, a very good, complete set with all the wonderful plates in excellent condition. - - First edition, first issue, first printing. A complete two-volume set which includes an extremely scarce survivor of a work in instalments. Published by Charles Schmid in 1897, the first volume was followed by a second, published, also by Schmid, on the 7th of December, 1905. It included a note of ?Privilege of copyright in the United states reserved under the act approved March 3, 1905 by Charles Schmid?. A later edition, by Charles Massin, was published in around 1925 - while keeping the privilege line from 1905 and the publication date of December, 1905. (Cf. Union Catalog Hesse; Catalogue Collectif de France; British Library). Thus, the Massin edition contains erroneous data. The Second Volume first appeared in 10 instalment, ?livraisons?, of which practically no survivors are left. The 10 instalments are placed in 4 original, identical portfolios, as follows: Portfolio I: Instalments 1-3, Plates 1-30; Portfolio II: Instalments 4-5, Plates 31-50; Portfolio III: Instalments 6-7, Plates 51-70; Portfolio IV: Instalments 8-10, Plates 71-100. The ?Table explicative des planches? is attributed to Georges Daumet. The wonderful plates were made by the firm Heliogravure Chauvet, and hand-printed by A. Porcabeuf of Paris, on the traditional hand press. Aquatint is one of the most brilliant and faithful monochrome reproductive technique known in the history of printing. It provides reproductions of paintings and of photographs with an accuracy of detail and depth of tone unlikely to be surpassed by any other technique. Among the first to experiment with this method was Fox Talbot (England, during the 1850s), but it was around 1880 that there began the commercial development of this technique. Hector-Jean-Baptiste d?Espouy (1854-1928) was a French painter and architect, professor of ornamental design at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Georges Daumet (1870-1918). KVK locates copies in Union Catalogs Northern Germany and North Rhine-Westphalia, NEBIS Zurich, National Library of the Netherlands, and France National Library.

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        Archive of papers of Gustav von Schubert who wrote the authoritative Biography of German Africa Explorer Heinrich Barth

      1897. Archive of papers of Gustav von Schubert who wrote the authoritative Biography of German Africa Explorer Heinrich Barth. The archive consists of the author&#39;s own copy of his book, annotated for a second edition, a newspaper clipping file, correspondence with and royalty statements from his publisher Dietrich Reimer as well as an autograph note by Heinrich Barth, a cabinet card photograph of Schubert in full military dress as well as a carte de visite photograph and photogravure of Heinrich Barth. Schubert was the brother-in-law of Heinrich Barth and had first hand knowledge of Barth&#39;s affairs. The review copy of his book &#39;Heinrich Barth, der Bahnbrecher der Afrikaforschung&#39; was published in 1897 by Dietrich Reimer in Berlin evidences many changes, additions and insertions such as additional illustrations. The newspaper clipping file is contained in a purpose made folder and the clippings deal mainly with the review of the book. Schubert&#39;s cabinet photo, which shows him in full ceremonial military dress, measures 15 x 10 cm and the CDV photo of Heinrich Barth is 6 x 10cm. The autograph note in Barth&#39;s own hand says (in English): &#39;The first notice of a southern river due to Mr. Koenig, but he thought that it joined the Bahar-el- Abiath.&#39; The archive is a treasure trove of information and much is very personal in nature due to Barth being related to Schubert. Interesting also is the correspondence with the publisher as well as the list of Presentation copies given which among others includes E. Haeckel, G. Schweinfurth, F. von Richthofen, and R. Virchow. All papers in German. Rare and unique. The lot contained in an archival box for extra protection. Please contact us for a German translation of the above. . Inscribed.

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        The Novels of Charles Lever

      London: Downey and Co., 1897. Thirty-seven volumes complete. Uniform full calf by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco author label to second panel, title label to fourth and volume label to sixth, remaining panels gilt with central flower inside a roundel and flowery stem corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border with shamrock corner pieces, gilt rule to edges and gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, one or two small bumps and scrapes. Internally occasional very minor spotting but generally bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. With black and white and colour plates throughout, by Phiz and Cruikshank. Volume one has an autograph letter signed by Lever tipped in before the general title. Limited de Luxe edition, one hundred copies, this being number thirty-eight. With A.L.S.. First Thus. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Browne, Hablot K. (Phiz) And Cruikshank, George. 8vo. Limited De Luxe Edition.

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        A Book of Fifty Drawings

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1897.. First Edition. Red/gilt illustrated hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed with some soiling. Some spotting to eps and prelims and first plate. Book-plate of a previous owner on paste-down. Teg. 290mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 212pp. 50 tissue guarded b/w plates. Includes list of drawings by Aubrey Beardsley.

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        "The Derby 1896. on by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales&#39; Persimmon. J. Watts. up. Second. Mr L. de Rothschild&#39;s St. Frusquin T. Loates. Won by a neck, amid the wildest enthusiasm. 11 started"

      Paris, London & New York: Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1897. Photo-lithograph, coloured by hand, on thin paper, mounted, with autograph manuscript title beneath (as above) with further inscription "To Miss B.K. Lambert from G.D. Giles. Aug 21st 1897". 16 3/8 x 23 3/4 inches. 26 x 33 3/4 inches. A rare inscribed copy of Douglas&#39;s spirited image of the famous victory of the Prince of Wales&#39;s horse Persimmon. Godfrey Giles &#39;served in the army in Afghanistan and Egypt before leaving with the rank of Major in 1884. He had always sketched during his service career and took up painting seriously on resigning his commission. He studied under Carolus Duran in Paris. Giles worked in London, Newmarket and Edinburgh, where he died in February 1941. He provided illustrations for books and periodicals particularly on racing and polo. His paintings are often on a large scale with plenty of action&#39; (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.106). Cf. Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.106 (chromolithographic version of the same scene)

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        NIPPON. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und dessen Neben-und Schutzländern Jezo mit den südlichen Kurilen, Sachalin, Korea und den Liukiu-Inseln

      Würzburg und Leipzig: Herausgegeben von seinen Söhnen, 1897. 2 Bände. (XXXV) 421, (IV) 342. Frontisp., 51 und 47 Abbildungen und Figuren. Grosse farbige Faltkarte des Japanischen Reiches. Abteilungen I-VII: Geographische Forschungen und Reisen; Volk und Staat; Mythologie, Geschichte und Archäologie; Kunst und Wissenschaft; Religion; Landwirtschaft & Handel; Neben- und Schutzländer. * Schöne dekorative dunkelrote Einbände (Abbildungen von Kranichen in geometrischen Feldern). Feste Gelenke. Dekorative Vorsätze. SONST TADELLOS (KEINE Eintragungen, Unterstreichung, Stempel)./ RARE EDITION (2 volumes) with almost 100 b/w plates and illustrations, large folding col. map. Decorated gilt covers (flying cranes). FINE CONDITION (NO inscriptions, underlining, library stamps or marks). ** By preference to be paid by BANKTRANSFER in EUROS = FREE registered MAILING ! . Second edition. Decorative Cloth. FINE. 27x19.

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        The Invisible Man - A Grotesque Romance

      London: C. Arthur Pearson, Limited, 1897. viii, 245pp, [3]. Finely rebound in full goatskin by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, leather title label to second panel, matching author label to fourth, bands bordered with gilt single fillet, covers with gilt single fillet border, a.e.g., with Yamaguchi endpapers. Externally fine, internally the pages are browned as usual, but otherwise clean. Wells Society 11; Bromley Catalogue 234; Bleiler page 281; Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy I:226. First Edition. Full Goatskin. Very Good. 8vo.

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

      C.Arthur Pearson Limited, London, 1897. The first state of the first edition, with all the correct points. 245pp. Red cloth, gilt lettered and ruled at spine, with gilt titles to upper board and a black illustration. Binding a little cocked, top edge dust marked and cloth faded and a little rubbed at spine. Paper tanned. Binding a little tender. An extremely bright copy. Neat contemporary name inked to front endpaper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        [Complete Set of Novels]

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1897 - 1900 Five volumes. A beautiful set of Austen&#39;s novels, illustrated by Hugh Thomson, including: "Northanger Abbey and Persuasion" (1897), "Mansfield Park" (1898), "Emma" (1898), "Pride and Prejudice" (1899), and "Sense and Sensibility" (1900). Finely bound by Charles Mudie, each volume with green marbled boards, endpapers, and page edges, with brown leather spines, each of which have five raised bands, gilt lettering, gilt decorations, and the binder&#39;s stamp on a front end paper. Each volume with wear to the extremities, slight rubbing to the corners, slight spotting on the endpapers, otherwise fresh pages. "Sense and Sensibility" has some pencil marking and slight loss on pages 155 - 158. Slight crack in the binding at pages 80 - 81 in "Northanger Abbey and Persuasion." Overall, a very attractive set. Each volume contains an individual frontispiece and numerous full page black and white illustrations by the popular illustrator Hugh Thomson. This collection includes the four major novels Austen published during her lifetime, along with "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion," which were published together posthumously.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Thomson, Hugh.

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        Liza of Lambeth

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. First Edition. First Issue (per Ahearn), with brackets around copyright statement on verso of title page. Demi octavo (19cm); publisher&#39;s gilt-pictorial green cloth, titled in gilt on spine and front cover; 242pp. + [6]pp. publisher&#39;s catalog at rear. Endpapers darkened, as seems to be unavoidable with this book; gentle toning to spine, and a quarter-sized dampstain to rear board. Otherwise a fresh, unshaken copy, Very Good or better. In custom cloth and morocco slipcase and chemise, these also with old dampstaining. & & A generally well-preserved copy of Maugham&#39;s uncommon first book. The gilt cover design is by Aubrey Beardsley.

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        TUSCAN SONGS COLLECTED, TRANSLATED, AND ILLUSTRATED [Lbc]

      Boston: Vail-Ballou Co. Good with no dust jacket. 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Music; Italy; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tal; First Trade Edition with illustrations by Alexander. Folio, original brown-green cloth with fleur-de-lis pattern stamped in blind, gilt lettering, T. E. G. , 108 photogravure plates from original designs by Alexander including calligraphic lyrics and vignettes, tissue guards, volume designed by Bruce Rogers. Scuffed and worn at edges with tears and chipping at spine ends, upper joint splitting, few small splash spots and paper adhesions, sunning at spine and edges, text still quite good with brief aging, some browning at endpapers, early ink gift inscription at front free endpaper, seminary library bookplate at front pastedown, later owner&#39;s ink signature on verso of title page; some related items laid in at front. Rogers (Grolier Club) 17. Warde and Haas 8. One of the earliest design efforts by Rogers, apparently just the second title he designed at Riverside Press where he would become one of the finest book creators of his era. Alexander (1837-1917) met John Ruskin in 1882 and showed him her illustrated manuscript of "Roadside Songs of Tuscany". Ruskin purchased the manuscript (and another by Alexander on an Etrurian tomb) , published the second work in 1883, and "Roadside Songs" in 1884-1885. Ruskin remained friends with Alexander until he died ten years later, and "public demand for Francesca&#39;s work continued ... &#39;Tuscan Songs&#39; was an elaborate and profusely illustrated reproduction of her earlier work" - Paul R. Baker. Warde and Haas also mention a limited edition printed on Japanese paper and bound in full vellum. .

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        THIS THEN IS UPLAND PASTURES being some out-door essays dealing with the beautiful things that spring and summer bring. UNIQUE COPY WITH WATERCOLOURS.

      New York, printed by Elbert Hubbard at the Roycroft Printing Shop, 1897. First edition 1897, EDITION LIMITED TO 600 COPIES SIGNED AND NUMBERED, OF WHICH THIS IS No. 501 initialled 'E. H.' by Hubbard. 8vo, 215 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, decorative initials, borders and some tailpiece decorations, text printed red and black, 62 pages, bound in the original publisher's cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine. This is a SPECIAL COPY ENHANCED BY 15 ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL WATER-COLOURS OF FLOWERS to the lower outer corner of the pages, 1 depicts birds as well, these are signed 'C. S' on the last page and dated 12/6/97 (12/6/1897) In addition 17 initials, 3 borders and 4 tailpieces have been beautifully water-coloured and heightened with gilt. Head and tail of spine and upper cover slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, page edges very slightly browned, pale foxing to rear endpapers, contents otherwise very nice. A very good copy of a scarce book, made unique by the addition of very skilful water-colouring. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        For The Flag. From the French of Jules Verne by Mrs Cashel Hoey

      London: Samson, Low, Marston and Co. 1897., 1897. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo., illustrated. Publisher&#39;s pictorial red cloth, bevelled edges, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. Some light general wear and handling, slight fading to spine panel, bookplate to pastedown.Spotting to tissue guard and some light spotting to title page. A clean, handsome copy of a scarce Jules Verne title. This English edition is the first illustrated edition, previously issued in America as &#39;Facing the Flag&#39; but without plates. Technically speaking this is a separate entity from &#39;Facing the Flag&#39; as it was translated for this edition by Mrs. Cashel Hoey, whereas the US edition was anonymously translated for the unillustrated edition. The tale of an archetypal mad inventor of a guided missile which he puts to piratical use against Atlantic shipping. Myers.

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        The Self-Made Man in American Life

      Thomas Crowell, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed. Laid in are note cards SIGNED by former President Grover Cleveland and his wife, Frances Cleveland. The volume is bumped and lightly scuffed at the spine ends and corners.

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        PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS&#39; ENTERTAINMENTS, NOW ENTITLUED [sic] THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay Upon the History of The Nights [with] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS... With Notes Anthropological and Explanatory

      London: H.S. Nichols, Ltd., 1897. 12 volumes. Rare and Most Probably a Unique Presentation of the Illustrated Library Edition. 142 original illustrations, including a portrait of Burton, reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford with one set of the original 71 illustrations presented as included by the publisher and another set individually hand-coloured. 8vo, splendid, handsome and very finely executed three-quarter gilt-bordered dark red morocco over vellum covered boards, the spine in compartments separated by wide gilt decorated raised bands, the compartments of the spine elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt with beautiful arabesque designs, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. A very handsome and unusually appealing set. This is a beautifully preserved set with little evidence of age or use. The bindings are very stately and attractive and the colouring of the illustrations beautifully accomplished. We know of no other handcoloured copy being offered in recent memory. A VERY RARE AND PROBABLY UNIQUE SET OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT EDITION, THE FIRST TO BE ILLUSTRATED, AND THIS COPY WITH AN ADDED SET OF THE ORIGINAL PLATES SINGULARLY HANDCOLOURED. Nichols&#146; printing is a scarce and handsome edition, the first to include the illustrations by Letchford. In 1896, two years after their first edition of ARABIAN NIGHTS, the Nichols-Smithers duo commissioned Sir Richard Burton&#39;s close friend, Albert Letchford, to paint 65 illustrations for another edition as well as a portrait of Burton, and soon after commissioned for 5 more. Burton and Letchford had met several years before when Letchford was 18 when he was in Florence beginning his art education and had discussed the possibility of illustrating &#147;Nights.&#148; &#147;Burton&#39;s suggestion of illustrating the "Nights" had appealed greatly to Letchford on account of the unlimited scope such a subject would give to an artist who loved the East and had a boundless imagination.&#148; Letchford commenced study of Eastern images for his paintings, though only one of the illustrations was painted in Burton&#39;s lifetime. Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. &#145;The Thousand Nights and a Night&#146; is probably the most famous of all his many works. This translation reflected his encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life: &#147;it reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom,&#148; [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details. In contrast to Victorian mores, Burton was driven to explore what would now be called by literary critics the uncanny/Unheimliche or the unresolvable tensions of human beings. Accordingly, he recorded details of daily life and practices that were considered vulgar at the time. &#147;The Arabian Nights&#148; have been traced back to an ancient Persian masterpiece, the &#147;Hazar Afsanah&#148; or &#147;Thousand Tales.&#148; The stories themselves can be dated from between the 8th and the 16th centuries and were for popular entertainment. They include a range of subjects from romance and fantasy, to homosexuality, bestiality, and obscenity. While a number of other English translations predated Burton&#146;s unexpurgated version, perhaps his achieved greatest notoriety due to its copious footnotes and the &#147;Terminal Essay&#148; found in the last volume. They are a compendium of his private reservoir of anthrological and sexual curiosities. His discussions of female sexual education and homosexuality excited intense debate and controversy at the time of publication. Burton&#146;s intellectual influence is far-reaching. His amazing grasp of languages and culture anticipates the globalism of the future. His geographical discoveries not only make him an interesting historical figure but also allowed for future exploration. The detail with which he wrote and his willingness to examine intimate aspects of daily life were precursors to modern ethnography. And his understanding and willingness to immerse himself in cultures that are still little understood by those in Western nation-states is enlightening on many levels. Burton&#146;s &#147;Nights&#148; was enthusiastically received and lauded as &#147;masterly, strong, vital, and picturesque,&#148; and as &#147;one of the most important translations to which a great English scholar has ever devoted himself.&#148; However, it was not without its critics, including th Edinburgh Review which wrote, &#147;Probably no European has ever gathered such an appalling collection of degrading customs and statistics of vice.&#148; Burton was ecstatic over the immediate critical and financial success of his translation and became instantaneously famous internationally. Burton wrote of the financial success of his Nights, &#147; I struggled for forty-seven years. I distinguished myself honourably in every way I possibly could. I never had a compliment nor a &#145;thank you&#146;, nor a single farthing. I translated a doubtful book in my old age, and immediately made sixteen thousand guineas. Now that I know the tastes of England, we need never be without money.&#148;

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