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        Seen & Unseen or The Monologues of a Homeless Snail

      San Francisco, CA: Gelett Burgett & Porter Garnett. Very Good. 1897. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The front cover is fully illustrated with gilt decorations and lettering and there is gilt lettering (in English and Japanese) on the spine. There is noticeable rubbing and wear to the spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning fraying as well. There are spots of rubbing / wear to the rear covers of the book. The text pages are clean and bright, with the exception of occasional beginning foxing. This copy has the author's penciled signature on the frontispiece. This is the author's first published work, published by Gelett Burgess and Porter Garnett during their years in and around the San Francisco Bay area. "Yone Noguchi was the first Japanese author to publish English-language novels and books of poetry. Born in 1875 near Nagoya, Japan, he traveled to the United States for the first time in 1893 and soon became part of the literary scene in San Francisco and later in London and New York City. He was the father of the noted Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, although their relationship was to prove a troubled one. In addition to his career as a literary writer and poet, Yone Noguchi served as Professor of English at Keio University in Tokyo and wrote essays, criticism, and translations, in both English and Japanese. He died in 1947." "Burgess's departure from the University became an opportunity to reconsider his professional aspirations. With a group of like-minded associates, he founded in 1895 a humorous little magazine entitled The Lark. The Lark began as a lark, but was more successful than its makers intended, eventually reaching a circulation of over 3,000. Before the official publication date, local publisher/bookseller William Doxey, intrigued by the first number, agreed to act as official publisher of the venture. Volume 1, number 1 of the 16-page monthly appeared on May Day: May 1, 1895." ; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ]
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        A Ride Through Western Asia.

      - London, Macmillan, 1897. 8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xii, 275, plates after photographs, four folding colour-printed maps; light rubbing and bumping to binding, minimal spotting to title and margins of frontispiece; otherwise very clean and fresh: provenance: armorial bookplate George Fleming inside front cover, pictorial bookplate of John Frederick Nankivell with depiction of Ilfracombe Hotel, North Devon, dated 1868, on opposite fly-leaf. First edition. This is an account of a journey from Istanbul over Ankara through Anatolia and Armenia into Persia, where the author meandered around and stayed some time in modern Iraq, then again to Persia via Kurdistan, into Russian Turkmenistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Kashgar, finally into China and to the Trans-Siberian Railway. Charles Clive Bigham, 2nd Viscount Mersey carried out several diplomatic missions, and this one of the major - and frequently overlooked - books on Persia, as well as a good source on the Great Game. Provenance: George Fleming (1833-1901) was a Scottish veterinary surgeon who joined the army and 'served in the Crimea until the end of the war. In 1859 he volunteered for the expedition to north China, and he was present at the capture of the Taku (Dagu) forts and the surrender of Peking (Beijing), receiving for his services a medal with two clasps. While in China he undertook an expedition beyond the Great Wall, which he described in Travels on Horseback in Manchu Tartary (1863). In 1866 he obtained the diploma of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and in 1867 he served with the army in Syria and Egypt' (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Large Scale Map of the Nile from Dongola to Khartum and the Desert Route from Suakin to Berber.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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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        OEuvres. Texte revisé et préface par J. de Marthold. Avec 90 Illustr. de A(lbert) ROBIDA en deux teintes.[Avec une suite des tirages à part du trait]

      Paris, Conquet 1897. - Arnold, Malerbuch 2944; Carteret IV, 401; Thieme-B. XXXVIII/433.- Nr. 87 v. 150 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf "Chine fort", (Gesamtaufl. 359).- Neben den blaugrau kolorierten Illustrationen ist dem Werk eine separate Suite unkolorierter Abbildungen beigebunden.- Umschlag, Vortitel u. Titelbl. gestempelt "Geheime Staatspolizei / Staatspolizeileitstelle Wien". Kl.-4°. XXXIV S., 2 Bl., 339 S. [90]Bl. Handgebundener Halbfranzband mit eingeb. Orig.-Umschlag, dieser mehrfarbig handkoloriert. Rückengoldpräg., Rücken m. kleinen Läsuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Grover Cleveland Free Frank like autographed envelope, very rare

      Princeton, New Jersey, [November 19, 1897]. 5.25" x 3.25". "An outstanding autographed and signed Free Frank envelope, which was possibly hand carried. Signed by Grover Cleveland to the upper left corner as ""From / Grover Cleveland"". Additionally handscripted along the lower left corner by Cleveland, ""Introducing Hon John Carlisle"".Accompanied by a facsimile (a copy), of the original ALS letter which is shown for review below: ""Nov 19, 1897My Dear Mr. McCall,Hon John Carlisle ex Secretary of the Treasury, thinking may such recall him. Will deliver this note. You know my relations to Mr. Carlisle so well than it is hardly necessary for me to (illegible) you how much I shall appreciate any courtesy or kindness extended to him.Yours very SincerelyGrover Cleveland""Cleveland is the only president to date who served two nonconsecutive terms, and also the only Democratic president to win election during the period of Republican domination of the White House that stretched from Abraham Lincoln's (1809-65) election in 1860 to the end of William Howard Taft's (1857-1930) term in 1913. John A. McCall was President of New York life insurance company, a highly prestigious post he ultimately held for 14 years. A series of scandals affecting life insurance companies the country over ultimately forced McCall's resignation from New York Life in January 1906, a month before his death. According to the NY Times he was ""the last of the Presidents of the three great life insurance companies to resign his office as a result of the scandals."" The other two were James W. Alexander, president of the Equitable Life Assurance Company and Richard A. McCurdy, president of the Mutual Life Insurance Company. All three men suffered physical breakdowns as a result.A lovely scarce Free Frank replacement, likely hand carried, in highly collectible condition."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Autograph Carte Pneumatique Signed ("Renoir").

      N. p., [December 5, 1897 (from postmark)]. - 70:125 mm. Single page, five lines of text in black ink, and addressed on verso. To [Julie Manet, daughter of the Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot and her husband Eugene Manet]. A change of plans, asking her to change the day they planned to meet. Renoir is unable to see her on Saturday, as Pierre (his son) is going out and Renoir will arrive at 7:00. - Paper toned, somewhat faded.

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        Les Programmes Illustrés des Théatres et des Cafés-Concerts, Menus, Cartes d'Invitation, Petites Estampes, Etc

      Paris: Librairie Nilsson / Lamm, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. [10], 40pp + 63 plates. Recent full crimson calf with Art Nouveau motifs stamped in blind on the boards, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gold. Original wrappers preserved. 40pp of text with 65 in-text and two full page illustrations, and 63 lithographed plates with illustrations in color and b&w by Toulouse-Lautrec, Roedel, Roubille, Guillaume, de Feure, Meriman, Caran d'Ache, Ibels, and others. Preface by Pierre Veber. Text in French. A hint of wear to the head of the spine, two tiny tears to the fore edge of two of the leaves. A bright, fine copy in a custom made marbled slipcase. ; Folio.

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Die infantile Cerebrallähmung

      Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1897, in-4, de (4), 327, (1) pages et 3 tableaux repliés, plein vélin blanc moderne, Première édition, peu courante, du texte fondateur de la neurologie pédiatrique, et du texte le plus important du jeune neurologue, Sigmund Freud. "Freud is today considered a founder of pediatric neurology, and Pollack called Freud's Infantile Cerebrallähmung, "one of the most important works ever written on this object". (Norman) "Freud gave an excellent description of the various forms of cerebral palsy, with precise classification of the different spastic symptoms and references to the extra-pyramidal symptoms ; he also mentionned the extra-pyramidal symptoms" (Garrison and Morton). Restauration de papier à la page de titre, et petites déchirures, sans atteinte au texte, en marges de quelques feuillets (second tableau et pages 81-85), sinon bon exemplaire sans rousseur. Norman F32 ; Garrison and Morton 4708.2.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Notatki Mysliwskie Z Afryki Somali

      Warsaw Poland: Gebethner I Wolff, 1897. First in Polish. Hardcover. VG. Stachiewicz, P. 132 pp, ill (incl many photogravures). This is the true first edition of what was later reprinted by Rowland Ward in London as Sport in Somaliland. 15.5 x 12.25 inches. Patterned end papers on this paper. Gilt and printed (growling lion) on front cover. Spine needs to be replaced. All text and images are present. Note: all text is in Polish. Some foxing, mainly on tissue guards and less on some plates but outside of the images. This edition surely could not have survived well during two world wars and we believe there are very, very few copies available, if any. Other tha needing a new spine and some leather corners, the binding is firm and tight as are the inner hinges.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        The Golfer’s Referee. Compiled by The Editor of “The Golfer.”

      Edinburgh & London: W. H. White & Co. Ltd./Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. [1897]. Small 8vo, (1), 99pp. Original red cloth stamped in black. Bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Some water-staining to top cover, as well as buckling to top and bottom boards. Owner inscription in pencil to front free endpaper. First edition. “A small and scarce book on the rules of golf.” - PBA. D&J D2440. No copy listed online (08/10-01/11). Last copy at auction, 2006 -- $500, faded, stained, and spotted.

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        Handwörterbuch der Astronomie Unter Mitwirkung.

      Wroclaw:: Eduard Trewendt, 1897-1902.. 4 volumes in 5 books [I, II, III.1, III.2, IV]. 8vo. xiv, 839; ix, 644; x, 496; xi, 611; ix, 432 pp. Numerous illustrations, 11 plates; end-leaves occasionally faintly foxed. Beautiful modern half gilt-stamped black morocco over blue pebbled cloth; a few corners gently rubbed, Vol. IV front cover slightly smudged. Near fine. SPECTACULAR SET of Valentiner's comprehensive cyclopedia of astronomy. Valentiner was director of the Karlsruho Observatory and a professor of astronomy at the University of Heidelburg. “In 1874, Wilhelm Valentiner led a successful German expedition to Tschifu (China) to observe a solar eclipse. … After the establishment of the "Grand Duchy Mountain Observatory" (today's Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory) in the year 1898 Valentiner was placed over the Department of Astrometry, which stood in competition with the Astrophysics Department under Max Wolf.”

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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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) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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      Milano Hoepli 1900 4° Pagine XVII + 284 Legatura editoriale in tela. Titolo al piatto ed al dorso. Numerose foto in bianco e nero nel testo e fuori testo di Vittorio Sella. 4 panorami ripiegati fuori testo e 2 carte geografiche a colori conservate nella tasca posteriore. Ottima e fresca copia. Seconda edizione. Si tratta del racconto sulla spedizione alpinistica guidata da Luigi Amedeo di Savoia, duca degli Abruzzi, che il 31 luglio 1897 raggiunse - dopo trentotto giorni di lotta e di fatiche - la vetta del Monte Sant'Elia. Il 17 maggio 1897 il principe Luigi Amedeo di Savoia, duca degli Abruzzi, partiva dalla stazione ferroviaria di Torino Porta Nuova. Con lui erano il tenente di vascello Umberto Cagni, il cav. Francesco Gonella, presidente della sezione CAI di Torino, il cav. Vittorio Sella e il suo aiutante Erminio Botta e Filippo De Filippi. Più un gruppo di guide: Giuseppe Pètigax, Lorenzo Croux, Antonio Maquignaz, Andrea Pellissier. Toccate Londra, Liverpool e New York, via ferrovia il 30 maggio erano a San Francisco. Da qui ebbe inizio la grande avventura in un mondo sconosciuto agli alpinisti italiani, un mondo misterioso, incredibile, magico, fatto di montagne bellissime, di luoghi dai nomi nuovi, esotici, Logan, Cook, Agassiz, Seward. Cfr: Perret 1655 Chessler N° 62 Astill 496

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        The Belles of Blackville A Negro Minstrel Entertainment for Young Ladies, Concluding with a Specialty Farce Entitled "Patchwork"

      New York: Fitzgerald Publishing Corporation (successor to Dick & Fitzgerald), 1897. First edition. Wraps. Good. 8vo. 18.5 by 12.5 cm. 20 pp., plus wraps. Meant for amateur productions, with all female casts. With directions on how to put make up on for blackface. An offering from when minstrel shows were at their zenith in terms of popularity. Considerable wear to the wraps. Pencil markings within.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        L'Hypnotisme franc

      Paris, Lecoffre Victor, 1897, in-12, XII-438 pp, demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse fileté portant le nom de l'auteur, le titre et la date en caractères dorés, Première édition de cette étude complète sur l'hypnotisme, détaillé en 15 parties. Le Père Coconnier (1846-1908), dominicain, fut professeur de dogme à l'Université de Fribourg. A travers cet ouvrage, l'auteur se propose de répondre aux principales questions sur le sujet ; comment hypnotise-t-on ? Est-ce que tout le monde peut l'être ? Peut-on être hypnotisé malgré soi ? Est-ce une pratique immorale ou diabolique ? etc. Ex-libris de la Congrégation de la Mission de Paris ; "cong. missionis domus parisiensis, rue de sevres". Bon exemplaire, dos insolé en partie et frotté, accidents d'usage aux coiffes et aux coins.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tom Sawyer, Detective.

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1897. As told by Huck Finn. And other tales. With a portrait. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, floral design blocked in blind to front cover, gilt to spine, edges untrimmed. Housed in a blue cloth chemise and matching slipcase by James MacDonald Co. Sepia portrait frontispiece of Clemens with tissue-guard. A superb copy, in unusually bright cloth. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in 1896, this is the sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Uncommon in the original binding, especially in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      IVAR HAEGGSTROMS BOKTRYCKERI, STOCKHOLM 1897 - TEDESCO Brossura editoriale morbida, brunita, con strappetti ai bordi e strappi al dorsetto con presenza di nastro adesivo, legatura lenta, pagine ingiallite ai bordi causa tempo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Castries, Saint Lucia. West Indies. March 1897; Scarce Goud Map or Insurance Plan of Castries in St. Lucia, West Indies

      London: Charles E. Goud, 1897. unbound. Map. Lithograph with original color. Sheet measures 25" x 21" This scarce fire insurance map of the town of Castries in St. Louis was issued by Charles E. Goud in 1897. It covers the town in incredible detail from Castries Harbor and Castries River to Chausee Street and Waterworks Road. Every street is labeled and important buildings are identified. A key near the top explains the colors and abbreviation used on the map to signify the type of building (residential or commercial), type of construction, and the class of construction (including the poor and uninsurable). Also includes other important information including street widths, ground levels, water works, population, etc. An inset in the top left details the eastern portions of the West Indies. This map is in good condition with minor foxing. Charles Edward Goud (1848 - 1910) was a noted civil engineer and cartographer who conducted several insurance surveys of cities in Canada, Britain, and others. His company, established in 1875 produced insurance maps designed to assist fire insurance companies to assess risks and liabilities, and therefore show the size, shape, construction, and building materials used. Maps such as these would later be referred to as "Goud Maps". This is a scarce and wonderful example of his work in the Caribbean.

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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)

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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)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        The Jubilee Book of Cricket. Limited, Signed.

      London: William Blackwood 1897 - Limited edition, No. 157 of 350 copies on hand-made paper signed by Prince Ranjitsinhji. Portrait & plates with tissue guards. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), pages: xv:474, original cream buckram blocked in gilt and blue, top edge gilt, others uncut. Some soiling and marking to the binding, headband bumped, but overall sound, some light foxing and spotting to prelims but overall internally clean. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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