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        The Descendant

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. 1897. First. First edition, later binding with gilt-stamped on spine but the author's name not on title-page. Fine save for a touch of wear to the spinal extremities. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. An attractive copy of the first book by this Pulitzer Prize-winning author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Die infantile Cerebrallähmung.

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

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        Siesta. Skitser.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope By Her Niece the Duchess of Cleveland

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

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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        The Faerie Queene. Illustrated by Walter Crane. 1000 COPIES WERE PRINTED

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

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        Queen Victoria

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

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        The Woodland Life

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

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        Forecasts of the Coming Century

      The Labour Press Limited 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.

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        The average contribution of each several ancestor to the total heritage

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1897. First Printing of this Edition. Hardcover. 238 x 171 mm (9 3/8 x 6 3/4"). lxxxiv, [4], 427, [15] pp. (bound without ads at the rear). Edited and with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne. First Printing of this Edition. STRIKING MODERN BLACK MOROCCO, GILT, FOR ASPREY (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with checkerboard of squares formed by plain gilt rules, each with a gilt fish, angling accoutrement, or author's cypher at center, upper cover with large central square containing a gilt-stamped reproduction of the decorative title cartouche from the first edition; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with angling-themed centerpiece and leafy frond cornerpieces, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In the original purple Asprey box with tissue wrapping. Frontispiece portrait, vignette on title, and numerous illustrations in the text, 53 of them full-page, by Edmund H. New. Coigney 275. A FAULTLESS COPY. This is a handsomely bound copy of Le Gallienne's attractively illustrated edition of Walton's bucolic classic, with text from the fifth edition, the last to receive the author's own revisions. The attractive binding is as new, the text shows no sign of use, and one could scarcely wish for a better copy. The high-end New Bond Street emporium Asprey has been a London fixture since 1781, serving as jewellers to a long line of British monarchs, and they sell a range of luxury goods, including finely bound books (for a short time, they even owned the merged firms of Zaehnsdorf and Sangorski & Sutcliffe).

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        Map of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming with full descriptions of mineral resources, etc

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

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        La naissance de la paix par René Descartes

      With an Important Inscription by Aragon Explicating the History of the Text (Aragon, Louis 1897-1982). La Naissance de la Paix par René Descartes: ballet dansé au château royal de Stockholm le jour de la naissance de Sa Majesté (1649). Paris: Bibliothèque Francaise pour les amis de l’auteur, J. Dumoulin, (1946). Copy #128 of 300 signed by Aragon. In addition, this copy bears a full-page inscription Aragon. 4to. Original wrappers, glassine. 34p. plus colophon. With an inscription which reveals the bibliographic history of the original [translation]: “Your father has requested that I write a poem on the dance for you. It is not possible because I am incapable, but this book is on dance. It is a description of a ballet by René Descarte written in 1649 for the birthday of the Queen of Sweden. There must be a manuscript in Stockholm, but I based my writing on a manuscript which existed before the war in the Bibliotheque Nationale, which has since vanished. Here I have expanded the text with comments. For precious Sandra for when she is a big girl who will charm the world with her dancing. Signed, Aragon 18 June 1977.” When René Descartes was 54, he went to Stockholm at the invitation of Queen Christina. It is said that because Descartes refused to dance at a court ball, Queen Christina charged him with writing the verses for a court ballet, La Naissance de la Paix. The ballet was composed for performance on 8 December 1649, the 23rd birthday of the Queen. It celebrates the Peace of Westphalia at the end of the Thirty Years’ war, which was more or less won by Sweden. According to a recent study by Richard Watson “the evidence of Descartes’ authorship is virtually nonexistent... Almost certainly the ballet was written by Helie Poirier, a professional writer of French verse.” References: Watson, Richard A. (2007). Descartes’s Ballet .

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        Document Signed

      1897. unbound. Document Signed, oversize folio, May 12, 1897, appointing the owner of the New York Giants baseball team Postmaster of New York City "...for and during the term of four years from the twelfth of May, 1897..."; co-signed by James A. Gary as postmaster General. This document is uniformly toned with two discoloration marks caused by the disintegration of the original ribbon; slight weaknesses at the center fold which do not detract from the dark bold signatures. Good. Cornelius Van Cott was the owner of the New York Giants National League Baseball Club from 1893-1897. He had been appointed Postmaster of New York City by President Cleveland from 1889 - 1893. Upon completion of this commission, he purchased The New York Giants.

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      1897. 2. (UPTON,FLORENCE)illus. LITTLE HEARTS by Bertha Upton. London: George Routledge 1897. 4to (8 x 9 3/9"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge wear and slight bit of cover soil, VG+. 1st edition. Simple rhyming verses about the every day life of little children, illustrated in color by Florence Upton. Printed by Edmund Evans. Rare.

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        The Happy Hypocrite

      New York: John Lane 1897 New York: John Lane, 1897. First edition, Bodley Booklets No. 1, printed by Will Bradley at the Wayside Press with colophon date of December 1896. 12mo. . Bound in three different covers, varying in color and design - very probably a dummy assembled by the designer/printer himself, Will Bradley. Outer cover split at front joint

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        ESPOSIZIONE DI ARTE SACRA IN ORVIETO, Ottobre 1896. OREFICERIE, BRONZI, INTAGLI, &. Bergamo, Istituto italiano d?Arti Grafiche, 1897.

      Buona ril. editoriale cartonata, dorso e angoli in tela, cm 45x30, pp 45 di t., 53 disegni intercalati nel t., 24 pregevoli tavv in cromolitografia ed eliotipia su fondo paglierino con veline di protezione f.t. (7 tavv in cromolitografia sono ripiegate in quattro e rappresentano stupendi tessuti in dimensioni reali). A pagine in parte ancora chiuse. Ottimo esemplare.

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        A complete set of Kate Greenaway's Almanacks for 1883-1895, 1897

      Routledge London: Routledge, 1882-1895, 1897. Fourteen 24mo. volumes. All in first issue bindings with the following exceptions: 1884 is the fifth variant; 1886 is the third variant; 1888 is the seventh variant; 1893 is the second variant. Each volume is illustrated throughout with full-color images by Greenaway, many of which are full page. Includes the rare 1897 Almanack and Diary. An uncommonly fine set bound mostly in pictorial boards or full imitation morocco as issued. Housed in a satin-lined clamshell box of full blue morocco, gilt lettered on the cover and spine, and with a button clasp. (Schuster & Engen 1a; 2e; 3a; 4c; 5a; 6g; 7a; 8a; 9a; 10a; 11b; 12a; 13a; 14a).

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      Nya Vexiö-bladets boktryckeri, Vexiö 1897-1914, (2)+6+78+XI+662 + (2)+VIII+191+VII+143+XII+142+ VI+(2)+82 + (2)+VIII+224+XII+420 + (2)+1072s med 5 dubbelsidiga kartor, 4 enkelsidiga kartor, totalt 56 planscher samt enstaka textbilder. Uniformt handbundna röda klotband med förgyllda ryggtitlar, marmorerade pärmöverdrag, stänkta snitt; något blekta ryggar, några smärre pärmdefekter i band IV, enstaka blyertsförstrykningar, i övrigt en god svit om 4 volymer.. I: GENERALREGISTER ÖFVER KRONOBERGS LÄN, VÄXJÖ STAD. II: KONGA, UPPVIDINGE, KINNEVALD OCH NORRVIDINGE HÄRADER. III: ALLBO OCH SUNNERBO HÄRADER. IV: VÄSTBO HÄRAD. En ovanligt komplett version av verket som efter avbrott och brandskattning samt senare kompletteringar (1918), är svårt att hitta helt komplett. En stor del av upplagan utgavs som gratisbilaga till Nya Vexiö-bladet

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

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

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one 8vo folded sheet of black bordered printed address mourning stationery, Portland Place, March 1, 1897

      He writes to Sir Archibald to, â??let the dear lady attend the meetingâ?¦another candidate has offered for the Oxford Chair, viz., Lyddeker. I would be greatly obliged if you would give me your view as to his claims either by note or by calling in here as you pass about 10 tomorrow or any other day this weekâ?¦.â? Signed, â??Lister.â?

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

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

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        Following the Equator ( 1st/1st - First Issue )

      The American Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original blue cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. The First Issue with the title page showing only one publisher, The American Publishing Company. Page 161 has the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. {ref: BAL 3451}. Illustrated frontispiece of Mark Twain. 193 illustrations. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, light shelf wear, light spots at the endpaper, tight spine.

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        Naturalistische Decorationsmalereien. [RARE]

      Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth Berlin: Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. g. Portfolio. [2]pp, 32 loose lithographic plates, as issued, numbered 1-40 (24 full-page, 8 double-page). Original 3/4 leather over printed paper covered boards, with red and black lettering and publisher's device on front cover. Portfolio with string and gold lettering on spine. Publisher's device on title-page. 2-page preface (Vorwort) by Ernst Wasmuth (Publisher and editor). Rare and fascinating interior design work by Anton Seder, professor and director of the Kunsthandwerkerschule (School of decorative arts) of Strasburg. 32 exquisite color lithographies (24 full-page, 8 double-page) illustrate the fashionable painting style prevailing in Europe from 1875 until the outbreak of World War I. Naturalism in art refers to the depiction of realistic objects in a natural setting. The Realism movement of the 19th century advocated naturalism in reaction to the stylized and idealized depictions of subjects in Romanticism. The various lithographs presented here depict in vivid colors models of wall and ceiling paintings. The 2-page preface is written by Ernst Wasmuth, editor and publisher of this work. Ernst Wasmuth Verlag was a famous publishing house whose fields of interest ranged from architecture, archeology, to art and design. The first works of Hermann Muthesius or Frank Lloyd Wright were published by Ernst Wasmuth. Some age wear on portfolio with spine chipped and worn (a part is detached but present). Some soiling on covers. Rubbing along edges and corners. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in German. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition.

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

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

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        Farthest North - 1st US Edition

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine. 1897. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright set of the First US Edition in Nearly Fine condition. A most handsome and collectible documentation of historical significance. All four folded maps present. Arctic Bibliography 11983; The Nobel Laureate's account of his three-year long expedition. In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and so drift North. Given up for dead, he traveled 146 miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years. 120 full page and numerous text illus, 16 colored plates, etched portrait, photogravures, and 4 loose maps in protective pockets. Top edges gilt, two sides un-cut; Vol. 1 & 2 .

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        The Writings of

      Cambridge: Riverside Press 1897 1904 Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1897-1904. 8 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portraits, numerous illustrations. Contemporary three quarter red morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g. , marbled boards. Almost fine. BAL 378, 379

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        The First Crossing of Spitsbergen.

      Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait, nearly to Wiches Land, and into most of the Fjords of Spitsbergen, and of an almost complete circumnavigation of the main Island. With Contributions by J. W. Gregory, A. Trevor-Battye, and E. J. Garwood. Together with Eight Coloured Plates reproduced in facsimile from Sketches by H. E. Conway, Two Maps, and about One Hundred Full-Page and Text Illustrations from Photographs and Sketches. London, J. M. Dent & Co, 1897. Titelplansch + xii,371,[1 blank] sidor. Förlagets gröna klotryggband med förgylld pärmdekor och ryggtitel, övre guldsnitt, övriga råskurna. Övre ryggssluts klot med spricka. [24,5x18,5 cm].. Arctic.Bibl. 3378. Shiötz 230a. Neate C105

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      In-8 gr. (mm. 282x190), bella legat. in mz. marocchino mod. con grandi angoli, elegante decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, conserv. cop. orig., pp. 135 (di diverso formato), tit. in rosso e nero, molto ben illustrato nel t. e f.t. da 44 composizioni di Daniel Vierge, inc. su legno da Florian, di cui: un ritratto dell?A., 3 testate, 3 finali e 13 tavv. f.t.; tutte le illustrazioni hanno la ?suite?, posta al fine. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 100: ?Un des beaux livres de Vierge, très coté? - Benezit,XIV, p. 222 cita anche l?illustraz. di quest?opera e precisa: ?Daniel Vierge, pseudonyme de Urrabieta Ortiz y Vierge (1851-1904), espagnol, aquarelliste, graveur, illustrateur, depuis 1870 actif en France?. Pregevole ediz. di complessivi 400 esempl. numer. Il ns., 35, fa parte della tirat. di 100 ?sur vélin avec suite?. Ben conservato.

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

      F. Hermet 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’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’s great monologue in Werther... Sapho is certainly one of Massenet’s finest works..." 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.

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        Nouvelle Imitation de la Très Sainte Vierge

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

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        Dry Fly Entomology

      9 New Bridge Street, Ludgate Circus, EC, London: Vinton & Co, 1897 A Brief Description of Leading Types of Natural Insects serving a food for Trout and Grayling with the 100 best Patterns of Floating Flies and various methods of dressing them. In dark blue half leather with blue cloth, lightly bumped and worn, a few tiny marks, corners lightly bumped, titles in gilt to top cover. New spine, titles in gilt. Internally ink name and attractive bookplate to fpd (John Hargreaves), a small amount of foxing to half title, faintest of browning to titlepage edge and onwards, half title present, title page with red and black inks, [2], (xii), 314 pp, 28 pls, 1 large pull out chart, [1] adverts. 18 B&W and 10 coloured plates, lots of illustrations in text, many pages unopened. A nice copy. (OCLC 38536407)Halford [formerly Hyam], Frederic Michael, angler and writer on fly-fishing, did not invent dry-fly-fishing: it had been practiced for some years in several parts of England. But techniques were still primitive and haphazard, equipment was defective, and there was little guidance in books. It was Halford's achievement to pull together the many practices and ideas, to systematize them, and to add a number of new elements. See ODNB for a full Bio

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo folded, 3pp., on University College, London letterhead, April 2, 1897

      He writes to a colleague, "Dear Mr. Morrillier, Have you seen an account of M. Havotaux's election to the Academie francaise in today's paper? He got 18 votes out of a total of 34, but the odd 16 did not vote against him, but put in blank ballot-papers. Had they been 19 instead of 16 he would have been rejected. This is the state of things at the Chemical Society, but owning to the unbusiness-like way they have of conducting their affairs, Duvais has been declared elected. The actual number of votes he received for him is unknown; it is guessed at as 165. Publication of the numbers voting & not voting has been asked for, & accorded; and then we shall know. But I am understood to have had about 160 votes. There were present quite 380 fellows. Hence the Chemical Society has no president, for the bylaws render it necessary that, for election, a majority of the fellows present shall vote in favour of the candidate. I have no wish to be president, as I think I told you before; but I am strongly opposed to Duvais being president; & if the above bylaw were carried out, I should not be elected, to my own private satisfaction. But I think this might well be pointed out publicly, not as scoring for me, (please leave reference to me out of any which you write) but as scoring against him. A re-count has been asked for, & it is promised that the matter shall be brought before the Council. The Council will probably try to temporise and hinder the re-count, but in the interests of the Society as a body for managing its own affairs, as well as of conducting scientific business, it could do well to point out the mess they have got into. They should not be allowed to leave matters in status quo. I shall be glad to tell you all particulars, if you care to see me. But these are the facts of the case." He signs it, "Yours sincerely, W. Ramsay."

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        Sanborn Map of Sing Sing for the exclusive use of F.J. Washburn. Agent N.Y. Nov 1897

      Sanborn Perris Map Co.New York:: Sanborn-Perris Map Co.,. 1897.. Third edition with additions. Hardcover. Folio, published in November 1897 with 18 hand colored maps, including a title page on the key map. This is the third edition of the atlas according to the Library of Congress Census, the first edition being published in 1886 but with only 13 sheets. The second edition was published in 1891 with an extra 2 sheet making a total of 16 sheets . Small private library stamp on the verso of the key map. There are very small pencil annotations on the maps obviously by F.J. Washburn the local insurance agent. Originating in London in the mid 18th century insurance maps had become invaluable in the US in the 1860's when Sanborn started work. The company started to standardize the maps and publish them in atlases under the town or city. Each map/sheet measures 21 x 25" and is drawn to a scale of 50 feet to an inch, with color applied by hand at the time of publication. Every atlas records all town buildings shown to scale, its construction material and use noted, as well as fire- proofing, thickness of walls, elevators, chimneys, fire alarm boxes, hydrants, sprinkler systems and a wealth of other detail. Ultimately Sanborn produced maps and atlases for 12,000 locations. Being so specific, the demand was very slight. The Library of Congress estimates that there were usually fewer than twenty orders for a single sheet so production was small and usually produced for a specific Insurance company or agent. Because of this, a very small number of copies of any atlas are offered on the market today. The maxim "if it turns up buy it because you won't find another copy" springs to mind. Maroon leather spine with printed hard boards, rubbed but edges but very good condition.

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        Following the Equator ( 1st/1st - First Issue )

      The American Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover. Near Fine. The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original blue cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. The First Issue with the title page showing only one publisher, The American Publishing Company. Page 161 has the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. {ref: BAL 3451}. Illustrated frontispiece of Mark Twain. 193 illustrations. Book Condition: Near Fine+, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, light shelf wear, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine.

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      Rand McNally & Co. Rand, McNally & Co., 1897. unbound. very good. Map. Color lithograph backed on linen. Image measures 22 1/8" x 34.5". Great graphic map of Alaska. Shows in great detail geographical and topographical features, towns, routes and waterways. Minor wear along original folds, chip and small tear to lower edge.

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        The Pageant. [Volume II (Two)]. Edited by C. Hazlewood Shannon and J.W. Gleeson White

      London: Henry and Company, St. Martin's Lane, 1897. First edition: LARGE PAPER COPY. Hardcover. Near Fine. London: Henry and Company, St. Martin's Lane, 1897. First editon. Quarto. [xiv],166pp.,(+[4]pp. publishers ads.). Illustrated with twenty-four plates (one in colour), and several textual vignettes. §The second (and final) volume of this periodical - the first volume being published the previous year. C.H. Shannon was art editor, Gleeson White the literary editor. The binding was designed by Charles Ricketts, the decorative endpapers by Lucien Pissarro. One of 150 LARGE PAPER copies (this unnumbered). The large paper edition contains a specially produced photogravure version of the plate 'Hamlet and Ophelia' by D.G Rossetti. Ink ownership inscription to fly-leaf, dated 1897, from A.J[?]. Myers to A.J[?]. Rake (but probably the surgeon and book-collector Alfred Theodore Rake). Bookplate of the bibliophile and man-of-letters HOLBROOK JACKSON [1874-1948], author of 'The Eighteen Nineties' (1914), to verso of front free endpaper. Original pale mauve cloth, gilt lettering, boards handsomely gilt-decorated with a recurring dove motif. One upper corner bumped, small pencil mark near head of upper board. Foxing to edges of textblock, to prelims. and last leaves. In other respects a near fine, bright copy. Spine and upper cover of the Gleeson White-designed dustwrapper (seemingly for the smaller-format trade edition) laid down on card and loosely inserted. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Rachford's Complete Map Of The City Of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Copyrighted 1897 By James H. Rachford, Publisher. For Sale by the Jefferson County abstract and map Company Beaumont Texas. Jas. H. Rachford Manager

      Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1897. Lithograph map on heavy light brown paper, neat line to neat line: 79 x 53.5 cm. Creased where formerly folded, a few splits with minor losses, minor edge chipping (with losses at lower left and lower right blank margins), small voids at upper left and right blank corners. Professional detailed block by block and street by street map of a growing Beaumont as it expands to the north and south from its original configuration in a loopp of the Neches River. Some property owners' names are shown, as are other features, such as businesses and railroads. Various public areas, such as the court house and College Square, are also depicted. One curious indication of the times is a small area just to the south of Magnolia cemetery which according to the map consists "3 acres deeded to white citizens of Beaumont for burial purposes.". First Edition. Book.

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        Strix. Årgång I-XXVIII.

      1897-1924. 28 volymer. Rikt illustrerade. Vackra och välbevarade röda halvmarokängband, guldornerade ryggar med fem upphöjda bind, marmorerade snitt. Delvis med omslag. (Östermalms bokbinderi, Stockholm).. Sviten är komplett

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        New Light on the Early History of the Greather Northwest: The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and of David Thompson, 1799-1814. Exploration and Adventures Among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan. Missouri, and Columbia Rivers, 3 Volumes, complete

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1897, 1st edition.. Aside from some faint browning to the endpapers of each volume and light wear at the head and foot of the spine of volume 1, this set is a bright, clean near fine copy.. Pp. xxviii, 1027, with 4 folding maps in pocket of Volume 3. Publisher's dark green cloth, gilt-lettered, lg 8vo. This first edition is limited to 1100 numbered copies, this being copy no. 598. Contents of the work are as follows - Volume 1: The Red River of the North, Volume 2: The Saskatchewan, Missouri, and Columbia Rivers and Volume 3: Index and Maps. Volume 1 has the book plate of Leroy D. Kellogg on the front endpaper; there are no other book plates or any other ownership marks in the three volumes.

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        The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorised Version, with Illustrations by Gustave Dore

      sp;- London,Paris and Melbourne - Cassell and Company, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely copy of Gustave Dore's illustrated bible. With hundreds of Dore's striking full page illustrations throughout. With Family Registers of Births, Deaths, Marriages etc, still blank, with decorative borders. Including the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. (Louis Auguste) Gustave Dore (18321883). A child prodigy, Dor received little formal artistic training, but his talents as a draughtsman were already apparent during his school years. His first lithographic album was published by Aubert in Paris in 1847. After three years working under contract as a caricaturist for the editor Charles Philipon (18001862), he added book illustration to his repertory. Dore's production as an illustrator remains unmatched for scope or ambition. Among his major works are editions of Rabelais (2nd expanded edn, 1873), Balzac (Contes drolatiques, 1855), Dante (Divine Comedy, 1861, 1868), Charles Perrault (Fables, 1862), Cervantes (Don Quixote, 1863), Milton (Paradise Lost, 1866), La Fontaine (Fables, 1867), Tennyson (Idylls of the King, 1867), Coleridge (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1876), and Ariosto (Orlando Furioso, 1879). Dor also illustrated a host of minor works in a variety of genres. Dore's achievements in the field of illustration earned him polite critical applause, official honours, including the chevalier de la Legion d'honneur (1861) and officier de la Legion d'honneur (1878), and enormous public acclaim. His work was particularly popular with the British public. From 1856 until his death he worked as much for London as for Paris publishers. From 1868 the Dore Gallery in New Bond Street displayed examples of his work in every genre, and he contributed regularly to the Illustrated London News. DNBDore's Bible was published in various styles, all, by Cassell's standards, decidedly costly. In parts, it was four shillings per paper-covered number, and the total of sixty-four parts could then be bound in two handsome cloth cases at nine shillings each. It was also available complete, at prices from eight to fifteen pounds. It was intended as a family possession, a treasure, sumptuous, magnificent. The new Cassell's publication was the work of one artist, a Frenchman of genius. For the bourgeois nineteenth century, to possess Dore's Bible was like owning a great cycle of masterpieces, like having a copy of Giotto's Arena Chapel in the family. (dorebible. com)Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally excellent, very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Small rust marks to some gutters. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Russland Handbuch für Reisende

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1897. Cloth. Near Fine+. Fourth Edition. lii, 458pp, with 14 maps, 18 plans, and 4 floor plans. An exceptional copy (preliminaries and subsequent page edges toned), with bright gilt lettering, one (of two) woven silk page-maker, and richly marbled edges; the red flexible cloth covers unmarked, square and tight, the maps properly folded and free of tears. Hinrichsen D460. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers.

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        The Spectator &

      98 - London & Boston - J. B. Millet Company, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The library edition of The Tatler and Spectator with notes and introduction by George A. Aitkin. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Limited edition, number 82 of 100. With Catherine Coffin Phillips nameplate on the front pastedowns. Catherine Coffin Phillips wrote Cornelius Cole California Pioneer, which was first published in 1929. The original Tatler was founded in 1709 by Richard Steele. Steele's idea was to publish the news and gossip heard in London coffeehouses. In its first incarnation, it was published three times a week. The original Tatler was published for only two years, from 12 April 1709 to 2 January 1711. A collected edition was published in 171011, with the title The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. The Spectator is a weekly British magazine first published on 6 July 1828. Its principal subject areas are politics and culture. George Atherton Aitken (18601917) was a Victorian-period public servant and man of letters. He was an expert on the Queen Anne period of English literature. He wrote and edited several books and contributed a number of DNB articles. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping. Internally the pages are clean and bright, withscattered foxingon the first and last couple of pages of each volume. The nameplates have Lucile written in ink on the corner. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        The Faerie Queene / by Edmund Spenser Pictured and Decorated by Louis Fairfax-Muckley with an Introduction by John W. Hales M. A. ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : J. M. Dent & Co. , MDCCCXCVII [1897], 1897. 1st edition in this form, limited. Physical desc. : 2v. : ill.. ; 24cm. Printed in red and black. With a glossary prepared by Dr. R. Morris, taken from the Macmillan edition (1869) . '"This edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene is limited to 1250 ordinary copies, for England and America, after printing which the type has been distributed'. Uninked, impressed stamp to the title. Very good copy in the original elaborately gilt-blocked & tooled cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved example.

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        The Faerie Queene

      Westminster - Archibald Constable and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ascarce editionof thiscomplete sixvolume copy of'The Faerie Queene' by Edmund Spenser. Spenseris recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language. The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590, and a second installment was published in 1596. The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it was the first work written in Spenserian stanza and is one of the longest poems in the English language. It is an allegorical work, written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I. In a completely allegorical context, the poem follows several knights in an examination of several virtues. In Spenser's A Letter of the Authors, he states that the entire epic poem is cloudily enwrapped in allegorical devises, and that the aim of publishing The Faerie Queene was to fashion a gentleman or noble person in virtuous and gentle discipline. The Faerie Queene found political favour with Elizabeth I and was consequently a success, to the extent that it became Spenser's defining work. The poem found such favour with the monarch that Spenser was granted a pension for life amounting to 50 pounds a year, though there is no evidence that Elizabeth l read any of the poem. Includes a frontispiece to the beginning ofeach volume with tissue guards. Condition: In gilt half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, inexcellent condition. Internally, firmly bound, verybright and clean with some uncut pages. Overall Condition: FINE..

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