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      London: John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, Ltd., 1897.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [1] 2-416 [417] [418: blank], original gray green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. A collection of short fiction including science fiction and fantasy and crime, including "Mada, the Last Man" and "The Secret Society" (pp. 28-187)a short novel about Russian revolutionaries. Miller and Macartney (1956), p. 233. Pulpy text paper tanned. A very good copy. COPAC reports 5 copies. OCLC adds 6 copies, all in Australia. (#154626). A very scarce book. (#154626)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Elements Of The Mathematical Theory Of Electricity And Magnetism. Second Edition (Corrected And Revised). (Prize Binding For H. M. Dowsett; Later Bookplate Of Sir Edward Bullard).

      Cambridge: University Press, 1897. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illustrations. 1st Printing Viii, 508 Pp. Prize Binding Of The Institution Of Electrical Engineers, Half Green Morocco, Gilt, Over Pebbled Cloth, Six Compartments, Red Morocco Spine Label, Gilt, Marbled Endpapers And Also Marbled Edges Of Page Block. Presentation Bookplate To H. M. Dowsett For 1898-1899; Later Bookplate Of Sir Edward Bullard. Lightly Used, Gilt Brilliant, Edges Of Page Block Showing Original Polish, Pages Immaculate. H. M. Dowsettwent To Work For Marconi In 1898, Working Personally With Him, Later Working In Many Areas Within The Marconi Organizations, Later Supervising Tv Work Circa 1930, Last Principal Of The Marconi School From 1935, And Author Of Its History In 1937; He Well Reviewed Standard Textbooks, Particularly The Oft-Revised Handbook Of Technical Instruction For Wireless Telegraphers. Sir Edward Crisp Bullard Had A Distinguished Research Career Particularly On The Earth's Magnetic Field (He Identified The Liquid Motion Of The Earth's Core As A Self-Exciting Dynamo), Heat Flow Through The Deep Sea Floor, And The Nature Of The Continental Shelf (Opening The Way For Drilling For Oil And Gas); He Held Many Government Research Positions, Partiocularly In Wwii, Later As Director Of The National Physics Laboratory From 1950, And Later Still As Chairman Of The Steering Committee Supervising Britain's Space Research Program.

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      London & New York: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [1] 2-163 [164] + 12-page publisher's catalogue dated 1897 inserted at rear, original tan cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in brown, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Appears to be the author's third work of fiction, preceded by THE INTENDED: A NOVEL (1894) and PIERROT! A STORY (1896). "Excellent supernatural novella concerning gender, curses, reincarnation and fate. A curse hangs over the Wilder family, springing from a crime of passion committed centuries earlier when Gerald Wilder murdered his beloved Beatrice Sinclair, then himself. The fulfillment of the curse, the accidental killing of every male Wilder heir by a Sinclair, is always presaged by the sound of a spectral trumpet. Now, behind the walled-in massive Yorkshire estate, current family head James is determined to break the curse by uniting in marriage his eldest son, Gerald, with the last remaining Sinclair female, Beatrice. He finds her, down on her luck and walking the streets, rescues her and sends her up to the estate. Ancestral memories stir in her as she approaches it, but they are the memories of a man. Another wrinkle in the fabric of prospective matrimonial bliss is that, in another effort to break the curse, James has dressed, named and raised his son Gerald, 16, as a girl. Only he and the old butler know the truth about his identity. The other staff know him as Geraldine. Geraldine has never been outside the walls of the estate and, in fact, is quite hazy on the whole concept of 'male' and 'female.' Into this world Beatrice arrives and promptly falls in love with Geraldine. It becomes evident that 'Geraldine' is the reincarnation of the original Beatrice Sinclair, while the current Beatrice is the reincarnation of the original Gerald Wilder. In these reversed roles, they fall in love again. Beatrice, falling increasingly under the spell of the original Gerald Wilder, comes to see that she should leave immediately, breaking her and Geraldine's heart, in order to expiate the crime. Then she decides that the only way to end the curse is to re-enact (or, technically, reverse) the original crime. Wandering in the attic one day, she finds the original Gerald's costume, with sword and trumpet. Seized by a kind of battle lust, she puts these on and sounds the trumpet. Going downstairs, she finds Geraldine, weak with passion for her. She goes to get some wine to revive her but mistakenly brings back the opium drink to which Geraldine has become addicted. He drinks this and dies, and, a few months later, the broken-hearted, tubercular Beatrice dies. The curse has triumphed again. Stacpoole gets across the feeling of youthful passion. By pairing the idea of reincarnation with that of the ancestral curse, he makes the former more believable for a Western reader, and offsets the danger of predictability by means of the double gender reversal. A first-rate tale." - Robert T. Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 204. Bleiler (1978), p. 184. Reginald 13531. Wolff 6502. No copy in the Norman Colbeck collection which had 32 of Stacpoole's books. A bright, fine copy. A very scarce book. (#148352)

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        The Life of John Nicholson, Soldier and Administrator.

      London: John Murray,, 1897. Based on Private and hitherto Unpublished Documents. Octavo (220 x 137 mm). Original maroon cloth, spine lettered in gilt, panel with Arabic-style lettering in gilt and black to front board. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, one plate from a daguerrotype, 3 folding maps, wood-engraving to the text. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine and tips sympathetically refurbished, a few trivial marks to prelims. A very good copy. First edition of the "standard biography of Nicholson" (Sorsky), whose actions during the Indian Mutiny, and his death at the head of the main-storming party in the assault on Delhi, ensured that he was remembered as "a Victorian imperial hero, 'the saviour of Delhi'" (ODNB). Born in Dublin in 1821 and gazetted ensign in 1839, he was posted to the 27th native infantry at Ferozepore, serving with his regiment in the First Afghan War, during which he was among those taken prisoner at Ghazni garrison. He then saw action at Ferozshah (1845) during the First Sikh War. Postings to Lahore, Multan and Amritsar on behalf of Sir Henry Lawrence followed. In the Second Sikh War he took possession of Attock and saw action at Chilianwala and Gujarat, and was appointed administrative officer at Bannu in 1851, serving until 1856 before his appointment as deputy commander of Peshawar the following year He was shot through the chest leading the charge into Delhi on 13 September 1857, and died eight days later.

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        1879,1880, 1881 Wisden Cricketers Almanack - Facs Parts

      Hi and Welcome to our Store. We have sold many rare Wisdens through WisdenAuction so we are listing a few more spare early hardbacks and a full run of 1897-1948 in hardback, please enjoy them. -------------------------------------------------------------------- This lot is a set of 3 Wisdens,1879, 1880 and 1881. This books are in paperback form with facsimile spines, covers and odd page. In very good condition, they look very nice indeed.

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        old Un's" Football Handbook For 1897-8

      Glamorgan Times 1897 - Laws and fixtures for the leading South Wales clubs. With two fold-out team photos of the Glarmorgan team of 1897 and curiously the Glamorgan cricket team although there's no other cricket coverage in the book. Paperback. 12mo. Original printed wrappers, these with corners missing and generally chipped and brittle, especially at spine. Contents good and very scarce. Jenkins {I57} lists only the 1896 edition.

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      Paris, 1897. 1st edition. Original Lithographic poster, 24.5 x 17 inches, attractively matted and framed. Announcing a retrospective of the works of Alphonse Levy (1843-1918) , celebrated for his charming portrayals of religious and domestic life in the Jewish communities of Alsace. A copy sold for over USD 3400 at auction in 2004. Professional repair to upper right corner, no loss of text, one other closed tear, otherwise Very Good Condition. (DW-PAINT-2-7)

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        Pan. Jahrgang 1 und 2 (von 5) in 4 Bänden

      Genossenschaft Pan 1897 Genosschaft Pan, Berlin, 1895-1897. Zusammen 698 S. mit 114 (statt 117) Kunstbeilagen, davon 51 (statt 54) Original-Graphiken, davon 5 signiert und eine monogrammiert, braune original Halbledereinbände mit Golprägung, folio, (gering fleckig / Jahrgang II, 1 mit Wasserschaden, einige Tafeln stark gebäunt. Es fehlt wie meist das Litho von Toulouse-Lautrec, ferner die Farbätzung von Illies u. eine Radierung von P. Halm (Reichenau)) - Schauer I, 20 ff. - Schawe I, 52 ff. / Eins von 1300 Exemplaren der allgemeinen Ausgabe auf Kupferdruckpapier. / Unter den Original-Graphiken 2 signierte Radierungen von Max Liebermann (\"\"Fontane\"\" und \"\"Kellergarten Rosenheim\"\"), zwei signierte Lithographien von Hans Thoma (\"\"Der Geiger\"\", \"\"Landschaft\"\"), eine signierte Lithographie von Th. Th. Heine (\"\"Halbe Unschuld\"\"); ferner Original-Graphiken von Ubbelohde, Zorn, Vallotton u. a. Unter den Kunstbeilagen auch ein monogrammierter Farblichtdruck von Ludwig von Hofmann. - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Kunst und Kunstwissenschaften,originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate

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        'CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS': A Story of the Grand Banks

      London:: Macmillan and Co.,. 1897.. First UK edition, published a month earlier in the U.S. (there were also 5 to 7 copyright copies published in the U.S. in 1896). With frontispiece and twenty-one full-page illustrations by I. W. Taber. One of Kipling's most famous books; made into the 1937 movie starring Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney, and John Carradine (Tracy won the Academy Award for Best Actor). The spoiled young son of a railroad tycoon washes overboard during a transatlantic trip and is saved from drowning by a Portuguese fisherman who refuses to believe his tales of family wealth nor to return him immediately to port. Octavo, gilt-stamped blue-cloth boards; all edges gilt. Fine in fine dust jacket with just one narrow hole to rear spine fold. Housed in cloth chemise and leather-backed matching cloth slipcase lettered in gilt. Slipcase tanned at spine, otherwise fine. Richards A103. .

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      1897 - A Journey around the World. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. Original blue cloth with front cover plate and gilt-decorated spine. First Edition, with the title page in what is generally considered the first state (with no mention of McClure). This was Twain's travel narrative (beginning in Vancouver and ending in Cape Town, by way of Australia and India), illustrated by eleven artists of the day, with which he had "hoped to make good the tangled finances of the ill-fated publishing firm, Charles L. Webster & Company, of which Mark himself was the company" [Johnson]. It was Twain's last travel book, and it was also the last of his books to be sold on a subscription basis.~In this copy, the signature mark "11" is NOT present on page 161, as it is on most -- but this is not an issue point, as priority is unknown. This is an attractive, near-fine copy (the slightest of rubbing at the extremities, one inch of one endpaper cracked) -- housed in an attractive open-back cloth case with three title labels. Blanck 3451; Johnson pp 65-68. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        SPENSER'S FAERIE QUEENE: a poem in six books, with the fragment Mutabilitie. Edited by Thomas J. Wise

      George Allen, 1895-97: London, 1897. Six volumes, quarto, original light cream pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and red, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, original red on pink illustrated card covers bound in. Fore and bottom page edges tanned; light yellowing to free endpapers from binding; very light spine yellowing; soft bruise to upper inner corner of front covers; volume I has neat professional repairs to inner hinges, rear joint, and spine ends, with light darkening at ends, gilt imprint a little flaked; volume VI has one very small brown spot on the spine; volume II has a hairline crack to front inner hinge neatly repaired; a fine set otherwise, no owner names or plates, the vulnerable white cloth remarkably clean. Edition of 1000 copies on handmade paper printed by Charles Whittingham of the Chiswick Press. 88 full- page woodcut illustrations (one double-page), 132 head and tailpieces, numerous woodcut initials, uniform illustration to front covers. Edited by the eminent book colllector, bibliographer, and forger Thomas J. Wise. A very handsome production of this great classic of late 16th century English literature, an epic poem, one of the longest in the language, and still never completed. Considered by many to be Walter Crane's best work in black & white, it was his most extensive commission as a book illustrator, taking three years to complete. Note: heavy set, extra postage will be required. Binding: Hardcover .

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        EQUALITY ..

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-viii 1-412 [413-420: ads], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in sliver and black. First edition. Sequel to Bellamy's influential LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887 (1888). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-13; (1981) 1-17; (1987) 1-7; and (1995) 1-7. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 058. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 201. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, pp. 182-83. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 111. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 66-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01066. BAL 967. Wright (III) 459. Early owner's name and date, 1 July 1897, in ink on front free endpaper. Mild damp stain to upper right margin of the text block and upper edges of the front and rear covers, a very good copy in a printed dust jacket with mild damp stain along upper edges with light show through, some age darkening to edges and spine panel, mild shelf wear to spine ends, and 50 mm closed tear along upper portion of rear flap fold. The scarce jacket is attractive overall. (#136810)

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        Russland [Russia]; 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. "The Romantic movement in Germany had given a new impetus to travel . . . In 1828 Baedeker bought the rights to J. A. Klein's Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln and, after the death of the author, Baedeker himself revised and updated the work, recreating it for a new market. Using his own travel experiences he guided the tourist to the principal attractions in each place, saving travellers the expense of hiring their own guide. He thus created a new type of guidebook, which was widely copied throughout Europe and opened up tourism to a new class of visitor. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. . . . For the serious tourist a Baedeker was indispensable, its tone, especially with respect to southern Europeans, assuring northerners of their superiority, and suggesting ways of avoiding dangers. When Lucy Honeychurch finds herself 'In Santa Croce with no Baedeker' in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View (1908) she is entirely lost." (ODNB) 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 first crossing of Spitsbergen, Being an Account of an Inland Joruney of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions. With Contributions by J. W. Gregory, A. Trevor-Battye, and E. J. Garwood.

      London 1897. Large 8vo. xii + 371 pp. 8 col. pl. in facsimile from scetches by H. E. Conway, two maps and about one hundred full-page and text illustrations from photographs and scetches. Publ. full cloth. Ends of spine and corners bumped. Priv. inscr. on free leaf, otherwise very good. "Til Sofie Alsaker, Os. Etter hennes far los Alsaker som førte engelske turistbåter til Svalbard og norske fjorder før 1914."

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        The Song of Solomon

      Chapman and Hall 1897, London - 16, (1) pp. Original cream-coloured buckram with elaborate gilt decoration to front board to a design by the author. Boards slightly marked and darkened, also affecting small area of gilt. With twelve tissue-guarded full page plates by Granville Fell (1872 - 1951). Illustrated title page. Frontis and additional decorations also by Granville Fell. Internally clean. No ownership names. Binding firm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        Calamus. A series of letters written during the years 1868-1880 by Walt Whitman to a young friend (Peter Doyle)

      Boston: Laurens Maynard, 1897. First Edition. Cloth. Fine-. First American Issue of the only edition, with spine imprint Maynard and title page "Published by Laurens Maynard" (later Small, Maynard). Edited, with an introduction, by Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D., one of Whitman's literary executors. Small 8vo: viii,173pp, with two inserted leaves of Japan paper, one (frontispiece) with drawing by H. D. Young of Whitman and Peter Doyle on verso before title page, the other a photograph of a letter on recto after p. 112. Publisher's lime T-like cloth (bold ribbed), cover blind stamped with single rule frame, spine lettered in gilt. Pages marginally toned, frontispiece and facsimile letter browned, else an excellent example. BAL 21446. Meyerson A14.I.b1. In the third edition of Leaves of Grass, published in 1860, Whitman's "Calamus" poems, a cluster devoted to male-male affection, make their first appearance (the edition on offer here is the first, 37 years later, in which the poems stand alone). The Calamus poems offer a vision of men loving men to counter the Civil War horror of fratricide that threatened the nation at a pivotal moment in its history. Their genesis is found in an unpublished manuscript sequence of twelve poems entitled "Live Oak With Moss," written in or before the spring of 1859. The poems seem to recount the story of a relationship between the speaker and a male lover. In the third edition of Leaves, Whitman included the twelve "Live Oak" poems along with others to form a sequence of 45 untitled poems that celebrate many aspects of "comradeship" or "adhesive love," Whitman's term, borrowed from phrenology, to describe male same-sex attraction in its political, spiritual, metaphysical, and personal phases-in Whitman's view, the backbone of future nations, the root of religious sentiments, the solution to the big questions of life, and a source of personal anguish and joy. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      London: Jarrold and Sons, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-254 [255-272: ads], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition, first printing. "An interplanetary in the classic 1890s science fiction vein: a newly discovered force enables a spacecraft to visit an inhabited Venus and then drop in on Mercury." - Locke, Voyages in Space 150. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-791. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1591. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 23. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 163. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 113. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 68. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10531. Slight spine lean, a very good, bright copy. A handsome copy with none the usual fading or sunning of cloth common to this book. (#148818)

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      St. Paul, Minn.: The Windsor & Lewis Publishing Co., 1897.. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-429 [430: blank] [1]-22: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), several illustrations and diagrams in the text, original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind. First edition. "Long narrative on a cosmic germ theory of evolution. A Venusian comes to earth to educate the male fetus of an unwed mother so that the fetus will become the apostle of Venus's ideal culture. On Venus clothes are considered ugly and unsanitary, all human faculties are developed and 'balanced,' and social status is determined by a network of interpersonal relations among strangers, acquaintances, associates, brothers, sisters, lovers, and consorts -- the more of the latter three, the higher the status." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, pp. 202-03. "Eccentric occult novel, interesting for its modern ideas." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1724. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 819. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 211. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 233. Locke, Voyages in Space 213. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1204. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 114. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Bleiler (1978), p. 210. Reginald 15497. Wright (III) 6026. Spine panel just a bit sunned, else a fine, bright copy. A lovely copy of a scarce book. (#148839)

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        The Story of Ab: A Tale of the Time of the Cave Man

      Chicago: Way and Williams. 1897. First. First edition, first issue. Neat, contemporary, pencil owner name on the title-page, an especially fine and bright copy of this important pre-historic fantasy, with a Will Bradley-designed cover. .

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        WAR OF THE WORLDS complete serial in Pearson's Magazine

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1897. A solid very good set with some wear to cloth at the extremities. (10981). Cloth. Two bound publishers volumes comprising Pearson's Magazine from January to December 1897 which features the magazine appearance of War of the Worlds with the wonderful Warwick Goble illustrations (these volumes are from a larger set as they are numbered Volume III and IV).

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Die progressive allgemeine Paralyse (Krafft-Ebing). [Und]: Die infantile Cerebrallähmung (Simund Freud). [Und]: Die Krankheiten der Hirnhäute und die Hydrocephalie (F. Schultze). (= Specielle Pathologie und Therapie / herausgegeben von Hermann Nothnagel - IX. Band, dritter Theil, 1. Abtheilung).

      108 S. - 327 S. mit teils gefalteten Tabellen, 258 S. mit 14 Abbildungen, Groß 8, marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Einband eicht berieben, Titel mit Stempel eines Klinikums (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Papier leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, Inhaltlich abgeschlossene Teile! Jeder Teil mit eigenem Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis! 1897 erschienene erste Ausgabe von Sigmund Freuds Monographie "Die infantile Cerebrallähmung" mit umfangreichem Literaturverzeichnis! Garrison-Morton 4708.2! ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 14. JULI 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 17. JULI!

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        1897 & 1898 Wisden Hardbacks - Set of 2

      Hi and Welcome to our Store. We are selling our HBs off in chunks, happy to split the sets or to send more details and pictures, please just ask us or the admin team here. This lot is a Set of 2 Hardback Wisdens - 1897 and 1898 , Second and Third Hardbacks, both very hard to find, the 1897 being incredibly scarce. The 1897 is in Good Condition. The gilts have been restored and the boards are dark, the hinges have some weakness and repaired but clean inside with excellent photoplate, some wear down the right hand side of the front board. The 1898 is in Very good condition, possibility of spine gilt touch up but other than that 100% original , clean inside with great plate and hinges. Two rare books.

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

      Vinton & Co.London 1897 - First Edition, Signed by Halford on the title page of each volume. This limited edition is number 53 of 100 copies printed with 18 wood engraved and 10 hand-colored etched plates, plus numerous illustrations in text. The second volume contains 100 actual specimens of tied flies. List of subscribers at front identifies this as one of 10 copies sold to Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Bookplate of Arthur Wood in each volume. The books have minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the books. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poems from the Divan of Hafiz

      London: William Heinemann, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 151,(1)pp. Green cloth; spine title printed in black. Neat ownership presentation on the front free end paper dated 1927. The text is shaken in one place, the cloth has light wear and a small stain else it is in very good condition, and unusually nice for this title. Protected in a custom leather-backed clamshell case. Hafiz, or Hafez, was a 14th century Persian poet, a master of the likes of Omar Khayyam. He used wine as a concept to describe the intoxicating oneness with the divine. Gertrude Bell has rendered his poetry into sublime English. "Lady, thou hast my heart within thy hand..." This is Bell's second book, with her extensive introduction covering over one third of the text, and notes following the poetry. Less than 20 years later she was in Baghdad, as T. E. Lawrence was in Cairo, both working for Britain to resolve the Arab War.

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      1st Edition. Matted and Nicely Framed. 24 1/8 by 18 5/8 inches. Watecolor on Paper.

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      - 1st Edition. Matted and Nicely Framed. 24 1/8 by 18 5/8 inches. Watecolor on Paper. "William Victor ‘Bill’ Gropper (December 3, 1897 – January 3, 1977) , was a U. S. Cartoonist, painter, lithographer, and muralist. A committed radical, Gropper is best known for the political work which he contributed to such left wing publications as The Revolutionary Age, The Liberator, The New Masses, The Worker, and The Morning Freiheit Following World War II, Gropper traveled to Poland to attend the World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace of 1948 in Wroclaw Due to his involvement with radical politics in the 1920s and 1930s, Gropper was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1953 Gropper's alienation was accentuated when on March 24, 1911 he lost a favorite aunt in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire Afterwards, he decided to pay tribute to the Jews who died in the Holocaust by painting one picture on the theme of Jewish life each year. " (Wikipedia, 2017) Gropper is one of the most prominent leftist Jewish painters of the 20th century. The Met Museum collection includes 94 Gropper works listed online, and the MoMA museum collection includes over 50 of Gropper’s works. Signed at Bottom. Stamped William Gropper / Croton-On-Hudson NY and titled (on the verso) . Provenance: Sotheby’s, "Important Judaica 04 December 2014, " Item 134A. Very Good Condition. (PAINT-1-10) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Atlas zum vollständigen Handbuch für Sattler, Riemer und Täschner.

      Weimar, Verlag Bernhard Friedrich Voigt 1897; 11. Aufl.; ca 27x23 cm; Titelblatt + 32 doppelblattgroße Stahlstichtafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit montiertem Deckel der Originalbroschur (Einband bestoßen, Deckel fleckig, Innengelenke im Papierbezug teils eingerissen, Titelblatt leicht braunfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Reihe: Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, Band 64. Gegenüber der vorherigen Auflage um 2 Tafeln vermehrt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Berufe; Handwerk; Handwerkstechniken

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      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Original yellow cloth with red lettering. First edition, later issue printed on pages bulking roughly 7/8", with The Shoulder of Shasta at rear blank verso followed by eight additional pages of publisher's ads. About Very Good, with grubby cloth, darkened spine, light fraying at spine ends, and a half-inch tear at the crown. Inernally clean and bright except for very few small light stains. Front and rear inner hinges slightly exposed, end sheets foxed. Edge wear to preliminary pages, small tear to gutter of final two leafs of adverts at rear. A nice, unsophisticated copy of the iconic horror novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1897. First edition of the author's first book. vi, 74, [2] pp. + 20 pp. John Lane Catalogue for 1897. 1 vols. 12mo. Original two-toned olive-green paper boards, printed paper spine label. Small nick at head of spine, slight rubbing at foot, label with tiny chips and abrasions; otherwise a very good copy, in its original binding, of a scarce and fragile book. First edition of the author's first book. vi, 74, [2] pp. + 20 pp. John Lane Catalogue for 1897. 1 vols. 12mo. Lady Alfred Douglas's First Book. The first book of poems by Olive Custance (1874-1944), author and contributor to THE YELLOW BOOK, the lover of Natalie Clifford Barney, and the eventual husband of Lord Alfred Douglas, whose son Raymond she bore. This copy bears the inscription: "from A.T. Helen 1902".

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      American Publishing Co, Hartford 1897 - FINE book. FLAWLESS BUT upper inner hinge started & corners rubbed a bit, BUT NOT worn thru to underlying baords. 8vo, 712pp With the single Hartford imprint & "11" on p 161. "Elephant" & spine gilt bright as new. Text block edges, including upper, & pastedowns bright and white as new. FINE book. ZERO aging, foxing, marginalia, etc. BAL 3451. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quiet Friends]
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        FRANCIS HENSHAW & CO., Auct'rs. / Stocks by Auction, / This Day, / Wednesday,- - October 20, 1897, / At 12 o'clock, M.. /Corner Exchange Place. / Payable and transferable on Friday, / At Their Sales-Room

      Boston: The Eastburn Press, 165 Devonshire Street, 1897. Single sheet, 24 x 6 1/2 in. Lists approximately 60 stocks and about a dozen bonds and mortgages with number of shares and par value. In pencil is written perhaps the price they achieved and of note, American Bell Telephone Co. seemed to have achieved the highest bid against the par value. The panic of 1893 began what was called the Great Depression until it would cede that title to a later panic. It lasted until 1897. This broadside seems to show the beginning steps of recovery.

      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
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        Die Wandrahms-Insel vor dem Abbruch 1897.

      Strumper & Co, Hamburg 1897 - Mit Titelblatt und 12 Originalaufnahmen auf Kartons ( so vollständig ), OBroschur, Quer8° ( 23,5 x 31 cm ). Gezeigt werden: Brookthorquai – Holländischer Brook – Holländischer Brook ( jeweils verschiedene Ansichten ) – Poggenmühle – Poggenmühle ( jeweils verschiedene Ansichten ) – Alter Wandrahm – Alter Wandrahm – Alter Wandrahm ( jeweils verschiedene Ansichten ) - Fleth beim Theerhof – Wandrahmsbrücke – Wandrahmsbrücke ( jeweils verschiedene Ansichten ) - Fleth beim Holländischen Brook. Von der Broschur ist nur das Deckblatt erhalten, dieses fleckig und mit starken Randläsionen. Titelblatt und die 12 Fotokartons von insgesamt guter Erhaltung, die Seidenhemdchen fehlen. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        L'Esclavage aux Antilles Francaises Avant 1789, D'Apres des Documents

      1897. Slavery in the French West Indies Peytraud, Lucien Pierre. L'Esclavage aux Antilles Francaises Avant 1789, D'Apres des Documents Inedits des Archives Coloniales. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1897. xxii, 472 pp. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Later half morocco over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, author presentation signature to front free endpaper. $850. * Second edition. A detailed study of slavery including the Code Noir in the French West Indies based on a close study of archival sources. Originally a doctoral dissertation published in 1877, this work was reprinted several times, most recently in 2012.

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        The Collected Works. Edited with Preface and Notes by William M. Rossetti. In Two Volumes. Volume I. Poems, Prose Tales and Literary Papers. Volume II. Translations, Prose Notices of Fine Art. [Text Englisch].

      Ellis and Elvey, 1897, London - I: xlii, [2], 528 Seiten. - II: xl, 521, [1 weiße] Seiten. Zwei handgebundene schwarz-blaue Original-Maroquinbände (193 x 139 x 45 / 43 mm) mit fünf erhabenen Bünden auf den Rücken, auf zweitem Feld Verfasser und Titel in goldgeprägten Versalien, auf drittem die Bandzahl. Sprache: Englisch, (Einbände mit minimalen, kaum merklichen Druckspuren bzw. Bereibungen; innen sehr frisch. In der Original-Ganzlederausgabe sehr selten. Sehr schönes, äußerst dekoratives Exemplar.). Eine dekorative und gepflegte Ausgabe. - Die Einbände sind geschmückt mit einem vergoldeten Muster aus wiederholten kleinen Kreisen, darüberliegend je drei Blumen mit zwei bzw drei Blättern, Stengel und siebenblättriger Blüte. Auf den Deckeln nahe den Gelenken ein großes, längliches, ähnlich gestaltetes Feld mit neun Blumen sowie zwei quadratische nahe den Ecken mit jeweils drei Blumen. Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung aus jeweils einer Linie, mehrfarbige handgestochene Kapitale, Kopfgoldschnitt. Vorsätze aus hellblauem Papier bedruckt in einem der Dekoration der Deckel entsprechenden Muster. Auf den Deckeln nahe den Gelenken ein großes, längliches, ähnlich gestaltetes Feld mit neun Blumen sowie zwei quadratische nahe den Ecken mit jeweils drei Blumen. Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung aus jeweils einer Linie, mehrfarbige handgestochene Kapitale, Kopfgoldschnitt. Vorsätze aus hellblauem Papier bedruckt in einem der Dekoration der Deckel entsprechenden Muster. Die 'Collected Works' enthalten seit ihrer Erstausgabe zahlreiche, bei W.M. Rossetti Ss. 29-30 aufgeführte Erstdrucke. Auf cremigem Papier in präziser Antiqua-Type gedruckte Ausgabe. Die Einbandgestaltung nach einem Entwurf von D.G. Rossetti, cf. Julian Treuherz & al.: DGR, 2003, p. 222, cat. 161. - Two vols. Original black morocco, spines and covers richly gilt. The binding was designed by Rossetti. In very fine condition, and two very attractive bindings. Scarce. - Rossetti 42 (Ausg. 1886) - Fredeman 23.13. - RFM. Einbandentwurf von DGR - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. 2000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck (VDA / ILAB)]
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        Les Jours et les Nuits. Roman d'un Déserteur.

      Paris: Société du Mercure de Frances, 1897 - Octavo (182 x 118 mm). Early 20th-century dark green half morocco, titles gilt to spine, vellum sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the original wrappers bound in. Very slight tanning to spine, very few trivial marks and scuffs, front joint just starting at the bottom, but an excellent copy, internally a little tanned but the bound-in wrappers bright. First edition, first printing, with the author's justification de tirage "A.J." stamp to the colophon, of the first novel by Parisian proto-surrealist Alfred Jarry (1873-1907), best remembered for his notorious "Ubu Roi" plays and the invention of Pataphysics, as well as for riding a bicycle through the streets of Paris painted green in honour of his "green goddess", absinthe. This novel draws upon his experiences in the army - he had been drafted in in 1894, but proved such a disruptively comic force clowning around on parade in a uniform far too big for him that he was excused from drills and eventually discharged. First editions are scarce (with OCLC listing just 10 copies held in libraries worldwide), and this is a very attractive copy with the bright yellow original wrappers bound in. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Beetle

      1st IMPRESSION. 12.8 x 19 cm red cloth with gilt stamped title and black and green decoration to the front and spine. Original floral grey green endpapers, viii, 351pp with 4 black and white plates including tissue guarded frontispiece. There is slight fading to the spine, and a couple of small (1-2mm) chips in the cloth at the head of the spine, a few tiny ink spots to the spine and three on the green boarder at the front. There are a very few light spots almost exclusively to the edge of the text block. The fore edge corners are sharp, firm and square. Internally the book is very good, the hinges are firm and there is no name, inscription or book plate. All in all a near fine example of one of the best selling and most influential novels of the late Nineteenth Century. A very scarce item.

      [Bookseller: Rainford & Parris]
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        1897 1st ed Pink Fairy Book Andrew Lang Illustrated Snow Queen DISNEY Frozen

      London ; New York : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. First edition. - 1897 1st ed Pink Fairy Book Andrew Lang Illustrated Snow Queen DISNEY Frozen “Once upon a time ” Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books are a series of children stories that were published in a collection of “colors.” The collection includes nearly 800 stories both true and fiction. The Pink Fairy Book includes 41 stories that tell of goblins, trolls, mermaids, and witches from the folklore of Japanese, Scandinavian, and Sicilian tales! However, the most famous story from this book is “The Snow Queen” which is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s original story – the basis for Disney’s animated feature “Frozen!” This rare first edition includes over 29 fine engravings. Item number: #929 Price: $550 LANG, Andrew The Pink Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. With numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford. London ; New York : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xii], 388 o 31 engraved plates and many in-text illustrations • Binding: Embossed and decorative hardcover; tight & secure • Language: English • Provenance: Bookplate – Frederick H. Evans o Frederick H. Evans (26 June 1853, London – 24 June 1943, London) was a British photographer, primarily of architectural subjects. He is best known for his images of English and French cathedrals. • Size: ~7in X 5in (18cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! The Pink Fairy Book (1897)[edit] Forty-one Japanese, Scandinavian, and Sicilian tales. The Cat's Elopement How the Dragon Was Tricked The Goblin and the Grocer The House in the Wood Urashimataro and the Turtle The Slaying of the Tanuki The Flying Trunk The Snow Man The Shirt-Collar The Princess in the Chest The Three Brothers The Snow-queen The Fir-Tree Hans, the Mermaid's Son Peter Bull The Bird 'Grip' Snowflake I Know What I Have Learned The Cunning Shoemaker The King Who Would Have a Beautiful Wife Catherine and Her Destiny How the Hermit Helped to Win the King's Daughter The Water of Life The Wounded Lion The Man Without a Heart The Two Brothers Master and Pupil The Golden Lion The Sprig of Rosemary The White Dove The Troll's Daughter Esben and the Witch Princess Minon-Minette Maiden Bright-eye The Merry Wives King Lindworm The Jackal, the Dove, and the Panther The Little Hare The Sparrow with the Slit Tongue The Story of Ciccu Don Giovanni de la Fortuna Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old House, Rouen

      1897. Etching. Signed in pencil lower right. 132 x 200 mm. Matted. Etching. Signed in pencil lower right. 132 x 200 mm. Rinder 275. Only State. Rnder Notes that only 5/6 plates were pulled

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Browning With portraits

      London:: Smith, Elder, 1897.. Two volumes in one. 8vo. xvi, 748; v, 786 pp. Portraits. Early full red crushed morocco, a.e.g. by Macmillan & Bowes, Cambridge. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by Lynn McDaniel, a noted painter from Pasadena, CA. Painted in 2010. The scene features a painting of Browning's home and a portrait in a 2-panel painting.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        Photograph album of Shanghai, 1897-1899

      Oblong quarto (240 x 340 mm), in defective original binding of gilt ruled half morocco over pebbled cloth, now lacking the upper board and spine, containing 97 photographs laid down recto and verso of 22 leaves of thick card; recto of first leaf with ownership inscription of 'John Jackson / Shanghai 1897'; the photographs comprise 22 large format (220 x 275 mm) albumen photographs of scenes in Shanghai during the celebrations for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, mostly taken on the Bund, probably by a professional photographer; 3 large format (210 x 285 mm)silver albumen photographs of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps Artillery, Light Horse and Infantry on their parade ground; 2 large format (195 x 270 mm) albumen photographs of Shanghai harbour showing the China Navigation Company's ship Pekin and a dredge at work; 2 silver albumen photographs (145 x 100 mm) taken in a studio, both group portraits of identified British members of the Shanghai Fire Brigade; and 68 silver gelatin photographs in smaller format (most 90 x 120 mm) presumably taken by John Jackson with two of his own cameras between the years 1897 and 1899, including candid shots of the Shanghai Rowing Regatta, Diamond Jubilee celebrations, street scenes, the Shanghai Fire Brigade in action, upriver on the Yangtze, the French Bund, European soldiers and sailors, Chinese prisoners etc; all photographs have accompanying captions in ink or pencil and many are dated; the top, bottom and fore-edge margins of most leaves with mild water staining (generally encroaching 100 mm from the edges, leaving the majority of the photographs unaffected but making a few of the captions difficult to read); a handful of photographs with some surface loss and later pen trials on a couple of leaves; the majority of photographs are in good condition. A rare visual documentation of Shanghai in the years immediately prior to the Boxer Rebellion, seen through the eyes of an Anglophone visitor. Unfortunately we know little about the album's compiler, John Jackson, aside from the fact that he appears to have been a rowing enthusiast and, obviously, a keen amateur photographer. He was almost certainly working in Shanghai in a civilian capacity, as his ownership signature does not include any military or naval rank. Furthermore, it is possible that Jackson was an Australian, since the album has been in Australia for many decades and now sees the light of day for the first time.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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