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        Very early applied radiology [Röntgen photographs, X-rays] including the first use of X-rays in authentication of fine art (i.e. painting by Albrecht Dürer).

      - Munich, Friedrich Haller & Söhne, Atélier und Laboratorium mit Röntgen'schen Strahlen, 1897. Loose in folio album. Set of nine extremely early, mint conditioned X-Ray-photographs mounted on six presentation cardboards (three with two photographs each) and with manuscript descriptions; the photographs measuring between 6.6 x 5.6 cm, and 34.4 x 23.6 cm, all housed in contemporary gilt cloth portfolio titled "Album".l A set of very early Röntgen photos; in all, seven anatomical and two art-historical X-rays, as follows: (1) the large-scaled (34.4 x 23.6 cm) negative of a painting ascribed to Albrecht Dürer, named "Der segnende Heiland" (Christ with a crown of thorns). The painting, once owned by Mr. Friedrich Burger, who ran an art gallery in Munich, had first been extensively described by Dr. Oscar Freiherr Lochner von Hüttenbach in a paper in 1894, where Hüttenbach clearly states that the painting should be attributed to Albrecht Dürer. Apparently Mr. Burger still had trouble selling the painting, because in January 1897, he let Friedrich Haller & Söhne try a completely new method of authenticating his painting; by means of X-ray. According to a newspaper article clipped from the "Allgemeine Zeitung", mounted on the backside of the card board, and dated in a contemporary hand "26/I 97" (= January 26th 1897) this X-ray indeed proved that this was a true Dürer, marking the photographs for sale as the first known attempt to verify a painting's authorship by this revolutionary method. The story was considered so important, it was repeated at length in the New York Daily Tribune of 11 April 1897: "A new test for old paintings. The genuineness of an Albrecht Duerer proven by X-Rays. The practical value of Röntgen s famous discovery lies in its revelations of the unseen. While the applications of this instrument of research have hitherto been confined almost entirely to surgical diagnosis, yet there are other important uses to which it can be put." The X-rays reveal the date 1524, whereas previously the work was thought to date from 1521, and a previously unknown Gothic text. This is the oldest known verification of a piece of fine art by the means of X-rays revealing information about an old masters paintings' history hidden behind layers of paint, varnish, and dirt. The present whereabouts of this painting are unknown. We presume it was lost during WWII, or (less likely) it is hidden away somewhere in a private collection. It was not until the 1920's that X-rays were regularly used in the analysis of old paintings. From the newspaper article we learn something interesting about the rarity of these particular X-ray photographs, too; as it states that only a few copies were sent to a handfull of distinguished people in Europe. "The Queen Regent of Spain having been thus complimented, she sent her specimen to one of the academies of art in Spain, and it was the subject of favorable comment there." (2) the somewhat smaller scaled positive of the former number (21.5 x 15 cm), here the painting is depicted much more clearly with better contrast; (3) a 42-year-old woman's skull; (4) a man's hand, signed in the photographic plate "Armin Flümthal - similar to the first X-Ray in history, depicting either Röntgen's or his wife's hand"; (5) the lower part of the body of a 13-year-old female with malformed legs; (6) a man's foot with a crocked grown fracture; (7) the pelvis of a 17-year-old woman with a deformed pin to fix a fracture; (8) the pelvis of a 12-year-old boy - all of which so far are negative proofs; (9) the large-scaled (life-sized?) positive of #4 above, stating the time of exposure of three minutes (!) All photos in an exceptionally mint condition. All with the atelier's label mounted to the back side. Provenance: the medical doctor, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839-1909), who founded the Augenklinik Herzog Carl Theodor (the Duke Charles Theodore Eye Clinic) in Munich in 1895. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        [Tractatus de prescriptionibus.] [Running title:] Tractatus prescriptionum. 35 leaf fragment

      With five large woodcut initials. Text in two columns, with occasional shoulder notes. Ff. 34 to 58, signed [f4] to k4. 1 vols. Folio. In late nineteenth century reverse calf binding. Lower margins with old dampstaining, some brittleness, small losses affecting a few shoulder notes. Good. With large bookplate of Afrikaans poet Eugène Marais. With five large woodcut initials. Text in two columns, with occasional shoulder notes. Ff. 34 to 58, signed [f4] to k4. 1 vols. Folio. With the symbolic bookplate of Afrikaans poet and pioneering ethologist Eugène Marais. The bookplate measures 4-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches, and was designed by James J. Guthrie (his monogram at lower left); printed: London, 1897. The motto, Dit of Dood, translates as "This or Death" ; in The Dark Stream. The Story of Eugne Marais (Jonathan Ball, 1982), reflecting upon the time Marais spent in London in the 1890s, biographer Leon Rousseau devotes a substantial passage to discussing the symbolism and implications of this bookplate.

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        Photographic Portrait of H.C. Wedemeyer, Lieutenant General, U.S.A.

      - 1 vols. Image 7 x 8-3/4 inches. Inscribed to Isabel Leighton, author of the Aspirin Age, war correspondent in China, translator, "Affectionate good wishes to/ my friend Isabel-with fond/ recollections of her loyal support in China/during World War II./A.C. Wedemeyer/ Lieut General USA."Albert Coady Wedemeyer, 1897-1989, American general, b. Omaha, Nebr., grad. West Point, 1918. After service in China, the Philippines, and Europe, he was graduated (1936) from the general staff school at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., and was sent to the German general staff school. In World War II he was (1941-43) a member of the war plans division of the general staff and in 1944 was named to succeed Joseph Stilwell as commander of the U.S. forces in China. Promoted (1945) to lieutenant general, Wedemeyer made (1947) a survey of China and Korea for President Harry S. Truman and was named (1949) commander of the U.S. 6th Army. He retired from active service in 1951. Wedemeyer became a business executive and was an active anti-Communist. Framed (13-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Knoxville, East Tennessee: Chavannes and Co., [1897].. Octavo, [1-2] [i] ii-iv [1] 2-254, original pictorial gray-green wrappers printed in black. First edition, later issue. A sequel to THE FUTURE COMMONWEALTH; OR, WHAT SAMUEL BALCOM SAW IN SOCIOLAND (1892). In the 1960s, a young married couple, Charles and Mary, emigrate to Socioland, an American cooperative commonwealth in Central Africa. "Chavannes states that this is a history of the life and marriage of Charles Morril and Mary Lenard, who live in a country 'under social condition very different' from those in America. He places Socioland in Africa because the Mormons have 'pre-empted' the only site available in the U.S. and because he objects to the Moon or Mars "as a dwelling place for earthly beings." Although he gives some notice to property reform and has the commonwealth handle all trade, most attention goes to sexual matters. Women have gained full equality with men, prostitution does not exist, and there is no stigma attached to illegitimate births. Marriage is a free contract between equals. After Morril's wife has two children, the main story line concerns his affair with a young woman, Rose Mansfield, who is something of a flirt. When Mary learns of this, the couple is brought closer together, and they realize that monogamy is the 'best form of sexual association' at the present stage of civilization." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 154. This book was published in 1895 in cloth with an inserted frontispiece portrait of the author. The 1897 copies, issued in paper without the frontispiece as "New Thought Library" number 1 (May 1897) appear to comprise trimmed down first printing sheets. Both the 1895 and the 1897 issues are rare. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 196. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 198. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 184. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 105-06. Wright (III) 1000. Signature of Chas. C. Haskell at upper edge of front cover. Front wrapper preserved, rear wrapper renewed, neatly rebacked with black cloth tape with spine title on typed label, a very good copy. (#139191)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Der Streik der Hamburger Hafenarbeiter 1896/97. Amtliche Darstellung nach den Akten der Abtheilung II ( politische und Criminal-Polizei ) der Polizei-Behörde Hamburg.

      Lütcke & Wulff ( Drucker ), Hamburg 1897 - ( Verfasser laut Besitzstempel und handschriftlicher Signatur durch Gustav Roscher ermittelt ) Mit 133 Seiten, goldgeprägter Olhldr mit marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 4° ( 26,5 x 18 cm ). Innen auf Vorsatz mit altem Exlibris Roschers sowie dessen Besitzstempel auf dem Titelblatt *Rath Dr. Roscher, Chef der politischen und Criminal-Polizei *, hierüber ein handschriftlicher Zusatz in Bleistift *Verfasser *. Einband berieben, etwas fleckig, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, zahlreiche Seiten mit Anstrichen und wenigen Marginalien in Bleistift ( wohl durch Dr. Roscher ). ( beiliegend: Richard Ehrenberg, Der Ausstand der Hamburger Hafenarbeiter 1896/97 als Abdruck aus den Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Seiten 641 &#150; 658, kartoniert, 8° ( 23,5 x 15,5 cm ). Widmungsexemplar Ehrenbergs an Roscher mit Widmungsvermerk auf dem Titelblatt. Diese Beilage stärker fleckig und stockfleckig, angeknickt und mit Randläsionen. Innen mit alten Anstrichen ( wohl durch Dr. Roscher ). - außerordentlich selten, wohl nie im Handel erschienen - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 650 Gramm ))>>> Dr. Gustav Roscher ( * 25. Juni 1852 in Elze; &#134; 24. Dezember 1915 in Hamburg ) war ein deutscher Jurist und von 1900 bis 1912 Polizeichef und ab 1912 dann Polizeipräsident in Hamburg.<<< ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage &#150; further pics on request ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Words by Rudyard Kipling.

      "Library edition", printed on Japanese vellum. 4to. (36) pp. Publisher's pictorial boards. 12 lithographic plates of sports each captioned with a month of year beneath. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        1797-1897. An Illustrated Souvenir Album of the Centenary of Trinidad. Price Four Shillings.

      [Government Printing Office, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 1897]. Hard Cover. Oblong 8vo; 40, [29] p., 34 plates incl. portrait front.; 16 x 24 cm. "This 'Souvenir Album' has been prepared with a view of bringing more prominently before the notice of strangers and tourists the varied attractions and natural resources of Trinidad, which for tropical scenery is unsurpassed. ...The most that I have ventured to undertake is to chronicle the festivities of the Centenary celebrations, and to briefly give other useful information, by the aid of numerous illustrations, of some of the principal places and objects of interest in the island. interest those in quest of pleasure and change from the rigours of a northern winter to a sunny and temperate clime. I am therefore hopeful that my venture will favourably impress those who may be unacquainted with the beautiful scenery of 'The Land of the Humming Bird.' J. Paget, Manager Govt. Printing & Binding Depôt." Illustrations include Centenary General Committee (named), St. Ann's Road, Zebu Cattle, Country Scene in Cauba, Anglican Cathedral, Festival at St. Joseph, Procession of Friendly Societies, Natives Breaking Cocoa, Fire Brigade Display, Botanic Gardens, East Indian Group, Cocoa Drying House, View of Railway Extension, A Road in the Cemetery, Blue Basin, Family Hotel. Advertisements, [29] p. at end, include piano warehouse, shippers, merchants ("Well Ventilated & Lighted"), drapers, a dentist, jewelers, printers, leather goods, lumber, pharmacies, hotels. "This Album has been printed and bound throughout at the Government Printing Office, the Illustrations being reproductions from Photographs specially taken for the occasion by Mr. W. A. Dunn of the well known Trinidad Studio, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain." Flexible green cloth stamped in gold; some ink spots on front cover; spine re-glued; VG. stock#886.

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      - 1897-1898 Profusamente ilustrado con láminas a color y en b/n. Tomo 1º. 14 cuadernos, 16, 22, 39, 40, 14 (h) 42, 34, 42, 69, 54, 17, 31, 92, 8 pg. Tomo 2º. Cuadernos del 16 al 30, 50, 102, 73, 46, 48, 64, 47, 39, 38, 50, 74, 49, 6 pg. Tomo 3º. 58, 44, 50, 58, 44, 45, 40, 45, 42, 47, 44, 54, 62, 38, 31, 14, pg. 28 láminas de sres, suscriptores. 23x16 cm. Enc. en media piel. (holandesa) Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1897 - 1897 Wisden Original Hardback, Fine Condition

      For sale here is an 1897 original Publisher's hardback in fine condition. 1897 was the second year that Wisden published in hardback and in our experience the 1897 is just as scarce as the 1896 hardback. It is difficult to know why these two years are so scarce compared to later hardback years. It might be that Wisden produced them in very small numbers or possibly because quite a lot of them were taken out of the hardback covers and rebound in bindings to match the years prior to 1896. A lot of Wisden from this era were rebound by collectors at the time of publication. In any event the book is incredibly scarce! The front and rear boards and the spine are absolutely immaculate. The book as had no restoration whatsoever. The gilt is bright to the front board and to the spine. Internally, all is in immaculate condition - the front and rear paste downs, the contents and the plate are all complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. An immaculate copy of a very scarce book.

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        Two Old Ladies Two Foolish Fairies and a Tom Cat. The Surprising Adventures of Tuppy and Tue

      London: Cassell & Co. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Spine sunned. Sm mark to front cover. Inner hinges cracked and weak. Previous owner's inscription to half-title page. Sporadic foxing and light marking. Teg. 1897. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 140mm (7" x 6"). 190pp + ads. Four colour plates and additional b/w illustrations by Rackham. The first book with colour illustrations by Rackham. .

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        Simplicissimus. Illustrierte Wochenschrift. 1. Jg., Nr. 1, 4. April 1896 - Nr. 52, 27. März 1897.

      München, A. Lange, 1896 - 1897. - Fol. Pag. pro Heft (à 8 S.) OHLwd. Der erste Jahrgang ohne Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis, ansonsten komplett. - Seiten etw. gebräunt, Titel von Nr. 11 m. kl. aufklebten Papierstreifen (kein offensichtlicher Schaden), Ebd. etw. berieben, fleckig, leichter Schatten eines abgelösten Exlibris a. V. - Der Beginn . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Draft of a Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia

      C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, Adelaide 1897 - Foolscap folio, 29 pages with numerous ruled interleaves. Half red roan and red stippled cloth with a printed paper title label on the front cover; leather a little rubbed at the extremities, with slight surface loss to the corner pieces; cloth a little flecked and marked; light crease to the blank bottom corner of most leaves; a very good copy (internally excellent). Printed at the head of the first page is the following: 'Copy of Federal Constitution under the Crown, framed and approved by the Australasian Federal Convention, at Adelaide, South Australia, 22nd March to 23rd April, 1897. E.G. Blackmore, Clerk. C.C. Kingston, President'. The signature of Sir John William Downer (1843-1915), one of the South Australian delegates at the Convention, is writ large on the front pastedown ('The Honble. Sir J.W. Downer K.C.M.G.'). He has hand-printed much the same in ink on the printed paper title label on the front cover. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        One Year's Adventures, Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months [A Voyage in the Sunbeam]

      W. B. Conkey Company Chicago 1897 - First Edition under this title and with some revisions, or at least one revision which we found on the first page of text, (originally published under the title: A Voyage in the Sunbeam in 1878) Possibly the use of this new title was an effort by Conkey to pirate Brassey's work without paying royalties. Original red decorative cloth and original matching dustjacket. "Lady Brassey (1839-1887) was an English travel writer and philanthropist best known for her vivid accounts of ocean journeys undertaken with her family. Her husband was a Civil Lord of the Admiralty who made many ocean voyages by steam yacht to test this new technology. Annie Brassey's description of these travels led to her becoming a best-selling author. This volume, first published in 1878, contains her lively and detailed account of her family's circumnavigation in the Sunbeam, the first circumnavigation of the world by a steam yacht. Written in the form of a diary and based on letters sent to her father, this volume mixes exotic descriptions with lively accounts of domestic life on board, and was immensely popular. The book illustrates the attitudes of middle-class Victorians to exotic locations and cultures." Very scarce in dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow loss at spine ends, some splitting at spine area [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Old House, Rouen

      , 1897. 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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Memoires sur les Lepidopteres Volume 9 *First Edition in later binding*

      St Petersburg 1897. - First Edition. Near Fine copy. Internally excellent. Comprises 6 papers by S. Alpheraky on Asian ans Far Eastern Lepidoptera and one by O. Herz. Fourteen hand-coloured plates. Very Good copy rebound in modern brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Uncommon. Heavy book so overseas postage £25 min. 'We are established reputable First Edition sellers and understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London, New York: F. Tennyson Neely Publisher, [1897].. Small octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-195 [196: blank] [197-206: ads], illustrations, original pictorial gray green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, black and silver, rear panel stamped in red and black, t.e.g. First edition. Issued as part of Neely's "Prismatic Library." A collection of short fiction, dedicated to William Randolph Hearst, written by a journalist associated with the Hearst papers in New York and San Francisco. All but one of the nine "Fibs" are sensational, fantastic or criminous stories; "The Protoplasmic Misadventures of Hans Jorgensen," a science fiction horror story of the discovery of jelly-like living prehistoric organic matter preserved on an uncharted volcanic island in the North Pacific near the Aleutian Islands; "Down to the Medulla," a vivisectionist experimenting with the human brain turns a condemned criminal into a living vegetable; "Taken Under Advisement," a clever tale of a killer who almost outwits the law; "Old Lick's Ghost: A California Christmas Story," a rationalized ghost story; "If Thine Enemy Thirst," a horrific revenge story set in a lifeboat at sea after a shipwreck; "He Kept the Engagement," a romantic courtship story; "The Magic Mirror," a sailor gives his sweetheart an ancient Persian mirror in which she sees his fatal love affair with another man's wife; "How I Had 'Em! A Blue-Ribbon Romance," a hallucinating drunk is tormented by the Devil and his Imps; "To Freeze Out England," a humorous tall tale in which the Fenians plot to change the climate in England by blocking the Gulf Stream; the project is stalled due to lack of money to buy bricks. Stories and sketches in the style of Bierce, Morrow and Milne, although not as polished. Vivian "had a fondness for the fanciful and could make the seemingly impossible appear very probable ... Vivian was gifted with a vivid imagination, which enabled him to conceive the impossible and describe it as an actuality in a convincing manner. He wrote many special articles for the SUNDAY CHRONICLE, and struck a novel note as often as any writer for the American press." - Young, Journalism in California, pp. 103 and 132. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Hubin (1994). Wright (III) 5701 (citing a 1900 Fenno edition). Not in Baird and Greenwood. Just a touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, nearly fine copy. This Neely first edition is quite scarce. (#151802)

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        Les Bibliophiles et les Collectionneurs Provençaux Anciens et Modernes Arrondissement de Marseille

      Barthelet, Marseille 1897 - Grand in-8 de 575 pages, Reliure Demi Chagrin à coins signée Duhayon, un des 275 exemplaires sur vélin. Dos éclairci, bel exemplaire. Collectionneurs MarseillaisBibliophilie.Collectionneurs Marseillais. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        A signed cabinet photograph of Fridtjof Nansen.


      [Bookseller: Peter Hill]
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        The Queen's Hounds and Stag-Hunting Recollections.

      8vo., contemporary gilt panelled red polished calf for Bumpus, lettered and panelled in gilt on spine with emblematic gilt centre tools, all edges gilt. With numerous illustrations. A little rubbing to extremities, spine slightly darkened otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Lord Ribblesdale was Master of the Buckhounds from 1892-1895. With the bookplate of Weetman Harold Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray. With an Introduction on the Hereditary Mastership, by Edward Burrows, compiled from the Brocas Papers in his possession.

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Song of Solomon

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1897. A superb example of a "vellucent" binding by Cedric Chivers, who perfected the technique of doing watercolours on transparent vellum. The covers were then tooled in gold. First edition bound in illustrated vellum boards, gilt, 215mm x 250mm, 22 pages, 12 full page black and white plates and numerous textual decorations; apart from some slight foxing, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Rare Illustrated Books]
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      San Francisco: William Doxey At the Sign of the Lark, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi [1] 2-350 [note: first leaf is a blank], double page map tipped onto first blank, original pictorial white cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. 500 copies printed of which this is one of 150 author's copies. Two signed inscriptions by Wait on front free endpaper, one signed Frona Eunice Wait, the other signed Frona Wait Colburn. An occult lost race romance set in an ancient colony of Atlantis located in California. "The author combines reference to Atlantis with a portrait of pre-Columbian America, in which the highly civilized tribes worship a god whose principles are those of Christianity. The novel becomes a hodgepodge of mysticism, with references to astrology, Gnosticism, various of the Oriental religions, and Theosophy. Yermah comes among the people as a teacher. Both Yermah and the tribes are Aryan." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 170. "Highly imaginative story ... Much action, well-developed plot and considerable invention." - Stuart A. Teitler, Eureka! (Kaleidoscope Books 1975), catalogue 29, #446. "An enlightened colony from Atlantis existing in the distant past of the present site of San Francisco. Much action, a well-developed plot and considerable wealth of imaginative invention." - Leon Gammell. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2274. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 193. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 201. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 201. Reginald 03157. Wright (III) 1138. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 511. Harlan 43. Several rubber stamps of the California State Library on the front free endpaper and preliminary leaves, as well as one on the bottom edge of the text block. Some soiling and light foxing to cloth, mostly rear panel, a very good copy -- better than average for copies in this binding. (#148077)

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      London: F. V. White &amp; Co., 1897.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-118 [119: blank] [120: ad for Pears' Soap], original decorated brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel. First edition. Sensational science fiction thriller. "A nasty professor can artificially induce disease (in this instance, leprosy) in a person and subsequently cure it. In addition, he can infuse hate and a desire to kill into a person's mind by giving him a potion." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 138. Reginald 08925. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 497. Tiny ink stain on front cover, else a near fine copy. One of Le Queux's scarcest books. (#149889)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Canon of the Grand in Utah Photograph

      Very Good. Photograph. Image area measures 21 1/4" x18". Image cropped due to scanner size; more images available upon request. This sepia tone photograph was developed from the original glass plates of William Henry Jackson, with a caption, number 01430, and the imprint of the Detroit Photographic Company, which purchased all of Jackson's negatives from him in 1897. Original plate circa 1880s. Depicted are the Colorado River and a Denver and Rio Grande Railway locomotive and caboose with a juniper in the foreground. A line from a crack in the glass runs across the image. This print was developed from the Colorado Historical Society's glass plate collection circa 1970s by Richard A. Ronzio, a collector of historic Colorado photographs who furnished images for many books on railroads and mining in Colorado. Ronzio also wrote "Silver Images in Colorado." ; .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1897 - 1897 & 1898 Wisden Hardbacks

      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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        Le 14 à Yokohama.

      1897 - In-4 oblong de 1 planche de titre, 15 planches non chiffrées, cousu à la japonaise. Album humoristique décrivant les réjouissance national dans la concession français de Yokohama. Bigot (1860-1927) arrive au Japon en 1882 et s?adapte très vite au mode de vie japonais ; il obtient assez rapidement un poste de professeur de dessin occidental, à l?école de l?armée de terre, avant d?enseigner le français. Vivant de l?intérieur l?occidentalisation très rapide du Japon au début de l?ère Meiji (1868-1912), il observe cette société bouillonnante et en publie caricatures et périodiques satiriques. Cette ère nouvelle, a transformé le Japon, jusque-là régi par un régime féodal, l'a ouvert aux étrangers et introduit de grands changements. Bigot refusa la vision idéalisée d'un Japon, en marche vers le modernisme, se heurtant au gouvernement japonais de plus en plus nationaliste, qui le contraindra à partir en 1899, quelques semaines avant la suppression des concessions étrangères. Ses publication sont finalement interdit à la vente dès 1900, tandis qu'en France elle l'ont tout simplement fait oublier. Les nombreux albums de caricatures et les différents périodiques qu'il laisse derrière lui vaudront bien des années plus tard d'être reconnu comme le ? caricaturiste de l'ère Meiji". Il est considéré par la jeune génération de dessinateur de Manga, comme le père de ce genre. (Héléne Conevin, De la gravure à la caricature : le Japon de Meiji vu par G. Bigot, 1990).

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        De la nature des rayons X; reflexions sur la cause de leurs effets pathologiques et Photographiques

      Paris: A. Maloine, 1897 SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF AN EARLY WORK ON X-RAYS BY 19th MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHER, FÉLIX MÉHEUX. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY IN ORIGINAL WRAPS. Félix Méheux (1838-1908) was a medical photographer and an outstanding illustrator and colorist at the Hôpital Saint-Louis from 1884 to 1904. This pamphlet is affectionately inscribed to Professor Albert Fournier (1832-1914), First Professor of Cutaneous and Syphilitic Diseases at the same hospital. Méheux's work remains well-respected to this day. As said, this work is rare. While other Méheux publications and photos appear in the special collections of a number of important libraries throughout the world, only four copies of this work exist worldwide. Méheux's publication came shortly after Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's discover of X-rays in late 1895. Röntgen's discovery electrified both the scientific community and the public at large. Though arguable, many consider Röntgen's discovery "the most globally astonishing scientific event prior to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945" ("On A New Kind Of Rays" (Über eine neue Art von Strahlen). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: A. Maloine. 8vo. [9 x 6 inches; 228 x 153mm]. [1], 23, [1]. Original grey paper wraps with minor rubbing at the edges and a small closed tear at the foot of the wraps' fold. Tiny chip at the head of the front flyleaf; equally small closed tear at the margin of the title page. Bright and clean inside and out. Very good condition.

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        The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly

      London and New York: 1894-1897. First edition: an attractive set of the complete run of the most important and notorious British "magazine" of the 1890s. A journal of art and literature designed to sell high culture, it became a magnet for avant-garde writers and illustrators. Today it is considered a "herald of modernity". Certainly its most famous contributor, whose name is always linked with the Yellow Book, was Aubrey Beardsley, however other design contributors included Patten Wilson, D. Y. Cameron, Mabel Dearmer, J. Illingworth Kay, Nellie Syrett, Ethel Reed and Mabel Syrett. The publication was innovative in style, format, and content, especially in its separation of art and literature, exclusion of advertising (except for the publisher's catalogue), and support of new artists and writers, especially women. Henry Harland was literary editor for the entire run. Beardsley was art editor until just before the publication of Volume V, when he was fired by Lane under severe pressure from several of the firm's more prominent authors following the arrest of Oscar Wilde. "The color of The Yellow Book was an appropriate reflection of the 'Yellow Nineties," a decade in which Victorianism was giving way among the fashionable to Regency attitudes and French influences; for yellow was not only the decor of the notorious and dandified pre-Victorian Regency, but also of the allegedly wicked and decadent French novel." (Weintraub, 99). 13 volumes bound in the original decorated yellow cloth, copiously illustrated; some slight darkening to the bindings but overall a fine, bright set.

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        La Porte d'Ivoire [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure bradel demi-toile verte, Armand Collin et Cie, Paris, 1897, 322 pp. Bon état (coins frottés, pièce de titre frottée) pour ce très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale. Français

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        Japan Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars

      Boston: J B Millet, 1897. Volumes 1, 2, and 4 only (of 10), large folio. Photographic illustrations. Deluxe publisher's binding in Japanese style vari-colored brocaded silk over boards, with tassels and cords. With an essay on Japanese Art by Kakuzo Okakura, Director of the Imperial Art School at Tokyo, Japan. "The initial letters and tailpieces are reproduced from special designs furnished by the Imperial art school at Tokyo. The collotype prints of Japanese flowers are made in Tokyo by K. Ogawa. The decorative designs by Japanese artists have been carefully selected from a large collection ... The photographs are all made and colored by hand in Japan ... The half-tone illustrations ... are reproductions of photographs carefully selected in Japan under Japanese guidance" (Introduction by Arthur J. Mundy). Some wear to bindings, a few corners peeled.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1897 - 1897 & 1898 Wisden Hardbacks

      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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        Paris En Sonnets

      Paris: L. Conquet, 1897. 8vo, 3/4 morocco and marbled boards and lovely gilt and color marbled endpapers, gilt ornamented spine with tiny red circular onlays by Weckesser. Original color pictorial wrappers bound in. fine. One of 300 copies hors commerce with the recipient's name. Printed only on one side of the leaf with a color illustrated limitation page, title page and table of contents and color illustrations in the margins of each page of text by Henriot. Twenty four sonnets with charming color vignettes of Belle Epoque life. . Morocco and Marbled Boards. Fine. Illus. by Henriot. 8vo.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1897 - 1897 Wisden Original Hardback, Fine Condition

      For sale here is an 1897 original Publisher's hardback in fine condition. 1897 was the second year that Wisden published in hardback and in our experience the 1897 is just as scarce as the 1896 hardback. It is difficult to know why these two years are so scarce compared to later hardback years. It might be that Wisden produced them in very small numbers or possibly because quite a lot of them were taken out of the hardback covers and rebound in bindings to match the years prior to 1896. A lot of Wisden from this era were rebound by collectors at the time of publication. In any event the book is incredibly scarce! The front and rear boards and the spine are absolutely immaculate. The book as had no restoration whatsoever. The gilt is bright to the front board and to the spine. Internally, all is in immaculate condition - the front and rear paste downs, the contents and the plate are all complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. An immaculate copy of a very scarce book.

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        Grasset, Eugene - Extravagance.

      Lithografie uit 1897 ontworpen door Eug?ne Samuel Grasset, uitgegeven door G. de Malherbe. Afm. (afbeelding): 130 x 30 cm. Grasset (1845 - 1917) was een Zwitsers grafisch vormgever die in Parijs werkte tijdens de Belle Epoque. Voordat hij faam maakte met lithografie?n, experimenteerde Grasset met keramiek en ontwierp hij meubels en behang. Vanaf 1877 weidde hij zich geheel aan de grafische vormgeving en illustreerde boeken, ontwierp kalenders en covers voor tijdschriften, en legde daarmee de basis voor het vervaardigen van prachtige gelithografeerde affiches. Grasset wordt gezien als een pionier van de Art Nouveau.Het blad komen uit de serie Dix Estampes Decoratives (caracteres de femmes, fleurs emblematiques) uitgegeven in een oplage van 750 stuks. In ?Extravagence?? wandelt een schone dame door een veld dieprode celosia?s en gunt zichzelf een beetje extravagantie: een lorgnet en een waaier, beide niet echt essentieel bij het wandelen door de natuur. Prijs: ?2.450,- (incl 21% BTW, excl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        NEW LIGHT ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE GREATER NORTHWEST: The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry Fur Trader of the Northwest Company and of David Thompson Official Geographer and Explorer of the same Company 1799-1814.Three volume set. Limited edition.

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1897. Three volume set. Original matching green cloth bindings in excellent condition with minor shelfwear. A few pages with tiny tears and/or creases in the margin. Vol. I: xxviii, 446 pages with frontisportrait. Vol. II: vi, [447]-916. Vol. III: [vi], 917-1027 pages of text comprising the index, followed by four fold-out lithographed maps and facsimiles in rear pocket. Minor wear along folds of maps. Howes H419 [aa]. Limited to 1100 copies; this is number 584 printed on Fine Book Paper. One of the best, most authoritative works on the Fur Trade of the Northwest Territories. Bookplate of Benjamin DeForest Curtiss on inside front covers, and his stamp on the inside of the rear covers. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        The Valley of Zermatt and the Matterhorn: A Guide

      London: John Murray, 1897. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. xiv,(ii),212pp. Illustrated with drawings and maps throghout and, at the end, the folding plate of the glacier, the map of the Matterhorn, and the large folding map of the Valley. The latter map has been reinforced at the folds and has a few marginal chips, and two slivers of loss at folds. Contemporary binding of black half leather rebacked at an early date retaining the original gilt title from the spine; boards are covered in bookcloth of black and silver with embossed leaves and tendrils; patterned endpapers. Old tape repair to the inner hinges, ownership bookplate on the front pastedown, else a very good copy. The bookplate is that of Ridgely B. Warfield.

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        La Reine Peau d'Âne, comédie en trois actes, 1897-1898

      1897. S.n., s.l. 1897-1898, 70pp. in-4, en feuilles. - S.n., s.l. 1897-1898, 70pp. in-4, en feuilles. - Autograph manoscritto di 70 pagine scritte sul davanti in inchiostro nero con cancellature, correzioni e cancellazioni importanti. Coperchio di carta con il titolo, data e luogo (Parigi 7 dicembre 1897 - 6 Gennaio 1898). Commedia senza precedenti in versi e in prosa, con Claridiane, regina di Boemia, Lelio, il principe Escalus, Arlecchino, maestro di cerimonie, Columbine, damigella d'onore, più cinque ministri e funzionari illiriche; la scena è in Boemia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de 70 pages rédigées au recto à l'encre noire comportant des ratures, corrections et suppressions importantes. Couverture de papier présentant le titre, la date et le lieu (Paris 7 décembre 1897 - 6 janvier 1898). Comédie inédite en vers et en prose, mettant en scène Claridiane, reine de Bohême, Lélio, le prince Escalus, Arlequin, maître des cérémonies, Colombine, demoiselle d'honneur, plus les cinq ministres et des officiers illyriens ; la scène est en Bohême.

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        Farthest North. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram. About One Hundred and Twenty Full Page and Numerous Text Illustrations, Sixteen Coloured Plates in Facsimile from Dr. Nansen's Own Sketches.

      Westminster Archibald Constable and Company 1897 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial designs to spines and upper boards gilt, edges untrimmed. Title pages printed in red and black. Etched portrait frontispiece to volume I, photogravure frontispiece to volume II, 16 colour plates, 175 photogravure plates, 92 illustrations within the text, 4 colour folding maps. Contemporary gift inscriptions partially removed from the pastedowns. Bindings rubbed at the extremities with some small bumps at the edges, a few spots to the cloth on the lower board of volume I, joints cracking, light spotting to the edges of the text blocks and occasionally the contents, this affecting volume II more than volume I. Second half of volume II partially unopened. A very good set. First edition, preceding the first Norwegian edition of the same year. The official account of the Fram expedition, "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (PMM) led by the father of modern arctic exploration. Born in Christiana (Oslo) in 1861, Fridtjof Nansen trained as a scientist. He earned a PhD in zoology, made important contributions to neurological anatomy, and worked as a natural history curator in Bergen and Oslo. He was also a champion cross-country skier, and combined his scientific interests with a thirst for adventure by becoming the first person to cross the unexplored interior of Greenland, using a novel method - skis. Next he planned an even more ambitious trip to the Arctic, again applying radical new ideas to the challenge. He began with the scientific hypothesis that an ocean current carried polar ice from east to west, and decided that the best way to reach the pole was to intentionally trap his ship in the pack ice near Siberia, live in it for a year or two as it made its way toward the pole, and then set off with skis and dogs for the final leg. Instead of trying to bend the Arctic to his will, he would "take note of the forces of nature and try to work with them and not against them" (Huntford, p. 180). Nansen's plans were technologically ingenious. The strength of polar ice could crumple a normal ship, so he devised a revolutionary new type, one with "sloping sides and rounded bilges, completely smooth, rather like an egg cut in half. In this way the ice could not get a grip, and instead of being crushed by the floes she would rise safely under pressure" (Huntford p. 183). He tinkered obsessively with his sledges and skis to adapt them for arctic conditions; designed lighter, more flexible clothing; and was the first polar explorer to adopt the Primus stove. He arranged a wide variety of fresh and preserved food to provide nutritional balance for the crew, and had many items laboratory tested before ordering them. Scurvy had stalked every previous polar voyage, and while Nansen's theory about its cause was incorrect, the varied diet meant that this was the first polar expedition in which no one was affected. In fact, it was the first such expedition in which every crewman made it back safely - many, including Nansen, having gained weight rather than lost it despite spending nearly three years in the arctic. The Voyage was also one of significant scientific discovery, with the Fram "serving as an oceanographic-meteorological-biological laboratory" that obtained enough data to fill six volumes of scientific observations published on the ship's return (Nobel Peace Prize biography). Though Nansen did not reach the north pole, he achieved what was then the farthest north (86°13.6 N), around 314 km beyond the previous record. He "returned to international acclaim not only for the voyage itself but for its results, proof of a deep Arctic Ocean, free of any land masses or islands, and extensive data on magnetism, zoology, and oceanography. His account of the journey, Farthest North, was a worldwide bestseller and prepared him for an effective life of diplomacy" (Books on Ice). Printing and the Mind of Man 384; Books on Ice 5.2 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Principles and Practice of Medicine Second Edition

      New York [1895]: D. Appleton & Co., 1897. Second Edition. Original Brown Cloth. Very Good +. 9 1/2" Tall. 1143 Pp. + 4 Pp Ads At Rear. Original Brown Cloth, Gilt Lettering And Rules On Spine, Yellow Endpapers. Very Well Preserved, Spine Gilt Bright, Original Yellow Endpapers With Tight Hinges Without Tears Or Cracks. No Names Or Marks. Previous Dampstaining To Much Of Rear Cover And Rear Endpapers, Some Fraying At Edges, Now All Professionally Repaired, And Affected Cloth Re-Colored.To Match The Original Binding, Now Looks Near Fine.

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        Lektsii o rabotie glavnikh pishtshevaritelnikh zhelyos.

      St. Petersburg: I. N. Kushnereff & Ko. 1897. A fine copy, in contemporary Russian binding, of this famous work on digestive juices by the demonstrator of the 'conditioned reflex'. ❧PMM 385; Grolier/Horblit 83; Dibner 135; Grolier/Medicine 85; Lilly Library Notable Medical Books 241. "Mouth-watering is a familiar experience and may be induced without the sight or smell of food. The sounds of a table being laid for lunch in another room may induce salivation in man, and the rattle of a dish in which its food is usually served will cause similar reaction in a dog. "By detailed analysis of such facts as these Pavlov made great contributions to our knowledge of the physiology of digestion in a series of lectures delivered in St Petersburg and published in the following year [i.e., the offered work]. In the course of these lectures he described the artificial stomach for dogs used by him to produce for the first time gastric juices uncontaminated by food. Further experiments led him to the conclusion that salivation and the flow of gastric juice ensuing upon the sight or smell of food was due to a reflex process. This simple form of reaction he called first a 'psychic', later an 'unconditioned', reflex. Reflex action was familiar to physiologists, but it had never been invoked to explain such a complicated process. "Pavlov now set himself to discover the far more complicated process involved in the evocation of gastric responses to stimuli other than food, for example the rattle of a familiar platter. This was in the nature of an acquired stimulus and as reflex action was induced by a particular condition or set of conditions he called it a 'conditioned' reflex. From a series of experiments increasingly detailed, and a tabulation of results increasingly exact, he found that virtually any natural phenomenon may be developed into a conditioned stimulus to produce the selected response -- 'The Activity of the Digestive Glands'. All that was necessary was to submit the animal to the selected stimulus at feeding time and the stimulus would eventually cause salivation in the absence of food. "The elaboration of these experiments and their extension to children demonstrated how great a proportion of human behaviour is explicable as a series of conditioned reflexes. Indeed some psychologists seem nowadays to believe that behaviour is all. Pavlov's results are, indeed, clearly complementary to those of Freud and many regard them as of more fundamental significance. Like Freaud's, this was the work of one man and a completely new departure. Pavlov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1905." (Printing and the Mind of Man). 8vo (184 x 130 mm), pp. [vi], ii, 223, [1], contemporary Russian brown half calf with gilt spine lettering in cyrillic, initials B.C. of previous owner gilt at bottom of spine. Signature of, dated 1902, to front fly leaf, old Russian booksellers A very fine copy, completely unrestored copy in it's original state.

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      London: Swan Sonnenschein &amp; Co Limd, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-224, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers, top edge untrimmed. First British edition. A short adventure novel with some weird passages set in England and at sea and, for the brief frame narrative, Australia. A couple of explorers find a Bible in an Australian cave with the life story of Mostyn Stayne penned into its margins during his last days in 1720. He was the black sheep of the family and slew his share of men even before turning pirate. A tragic love affair hardens his heart. Two notable scenes towards the end of the book bring it into the fantasy genre. After a terrific storm which he and his two fellow smugglers barely survive in a small boat, the sky apparently rains blood onto them and everything else in sight including an entire ship. In another, after being marooned by his fellow pirates, Stayne wanders into a reputedly haunted wood and sees skeletons hanging in chains from the trees before their bones start falling to the ground. The book reminds one inevitably (however faintly) of Hodgson's great nautical tales of supernatural horror in the coming decades and, still later (1929), of Visiak's MEDUSA, which is also set in the eighteenth century and holds back its supernatural thrills for the latter part of the story. Interesting stylistically for its short, direct sentences, the novel delivers some vivid fantastic imagery; one only wishes there were more of it and less of the swashbuckling boilerplate that weighs down the story. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 19 (citing the Australian edition -- Melbourne: Robertson, 1897 -- but mistakenly giving the title as MOSTYN STEYNE). Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 72 (repeating the error 'STEYNE" for "STAYNE"). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. (listing a copy of Australian edition). Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Miller, p. 674. The Australian edition appears to be rare, with no holdings among the libraries of COPAC (including the British Library); there are only two holdings of this British edition. Owner's signatures on front paste-down and half title leaf. Spine panel rubbed and spotted, lower front corner tip lightly worn, shallow chips from fore-edge margins of leaves G5 an G6 (pages 105-08), a very good copy. (#149710)

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        The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1897. First Edition. Illustrated with portraits, maps and battle plans. xxviii, 454; xx, 427, [3, ads]pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt portrait of Nelson on upper cover, fine. Signed Russell Zson 1897. First Edition. Illustrated with portraits, maps and battle plans. xxviii, 454; xx, 427, [3, ads]pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Provenance: Robert Graff

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, 17 + 4 Bände, Halbleder-Ausgabe, Neuer Abdruck.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1897 - 1901. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. Gemeinsam mit der 6. Auflage Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte. Es gibt diese 5. Auflage in einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher, großenteils reichhaltig ornamentierter Ausgaben. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. Buchrücken nicht berieben Ecken kaum bestoßen Leder frisch und ohne Aufhellungen, Gesamterscheinungsbild daher sehr harmonisch. Bei einem Kapital minimaler Einriß fachmännisch geschlossen. Der sehr gute äußere Eindruck bestätigt sich auch im Innenleben der Bände: Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei Seidenhemdchen weitestgehend noch enthalten. Das etwas angelöste Vorsatzpapier des 7. Bandes wieder befestigt. Die Chromo-Tafel "Tiefseefauna" mit leichten Anhaftungen des Seidenhemdchens weitere Anhaftungen nicht festgestellt bzw. beseitigt. In toto sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar mit tadelloser Rückenansicht. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Bühnenentwurf: Aquarell. Tuschzeichnung auf Büttenpapier unter Passepartout; Blattmaße 31,5 x 22,5 cm. (1956). Holzrahmen der Zeit (54 x 43 cm). Entwurf zu O`Casey \"Preispokal\", Schiller Theater, Berlin 56, Regie: Fritz Kortner.

       Caspar Neher (1897-1962), deutsch-österreichischer Bühnenbildner. Bedeutend wegen seiner lebenslangen Zusammenarbeit mit Bertolt Brecht, dessen Schulkamerad, Freund und künstlerischer Weggenosse er war. Seine Arbeiten bei Jessner und Reinhardt begründeten seinen Ruhm als einen der führenden Bühnenbildner. - Provenienz: Hans-Walter Lenneweit, Bühnenbildner (Zusammenarbeit u.a. mit Erwin Piscator, Heinz Hilpert, Gustav Gründgens, Fritz Kortner, Hans Lietzau). Kleines Vorbesitzerschildchen rückseitig montiert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kunst, Art, Theater, Bühne, darstellende Künste, Original-Graphik, Original-Zeichnung, künstlerische Arbeit, Schauspiel, Theaterarchitektur, Theatergeschichte

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