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        Atlas zum vollständigen Handbuch für Sattler, Riemer und Täschner.

      Weimar Verlag Bernhard Friedrich Voigt 1897 - 11. Aufl.; ca 27x23 cm; Titelblatt + 32 doppelblattgroße Stahlstichtafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit montiertem Deckel der Originalbroschur (Einband bestoßen, Deckel fleckig, Innengelenke im Papierbezug teils eingerissen, Titelblatt leicht braunfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Reihe: Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, Band 64. Gegenüber der vorherigen Auflage um 2 Tafeln vermehrt. 0,000 gr. Berufe; Handwerk; Handwerkstechniken [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        HODGSON'S TALES OF MEDICAL STUDENTS ..

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Dracula - true first issue and one of the rare presentation copies

      Constable, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing, first state book published by Archibald Constable in 1897 (no adverts and. One of the earliest copies, being one of a small number sent out by the publisher for review. According to Stoker bibliographer Richard Dalby, "the exact date of publication of Dracula is uncertain, but is generally believed to be within the last week of May, coinciding with the earliest newspaper reviews." He goes on to say that copies of the First Issue with "the words Presented by Archibald Constable & Co. blindstamped on the top right corner of the title-page, signify very early copies sent out for review." [Bram Stoker: A Bibliography. Desert Island Books. 2004. pp. 55-56.] This is one such copy. Ownership inscription of Mr Oliver Taylor, Neville Terrace, Durham, 1903, a journalist on the Durham County Advertiser. A good copy with wear to the edges and internally to the hinges. Some staining to the boards. A rare first issue.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        THE INVISIBLE MAN A Grotesque Romance

      Pearson 1897 - First edition. Original red cloth with titles in gilt on upper cover and spine, and the eponymous character in dressing gown and slippers in black on the upper cover. This copy is in very good condition. The cloth, especially the spine, is dusty and hinges are slightly tender. The author's famous science fiction novel about a scientist who reverses his refractive index thus making himself invisible. It was popular with the reading public and successfully filmed in 1933. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        The Invisible Man

      C. Pearson Ltd 1897 - C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897., First edition, First Issue. Octavo, pp.[viii]; 246; [2], adverts, with page 1 incorrectly numbered as 2. A very good+ book (or better) with a little cracking to the front hinge and a neat tear to the rear endpaper. No inscriptions. A little wear to the spine tips. A very good example of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Daimler Motor Co. Ltd., Original Car Sales Brochure for 1897: Motor Carriages, Motor Launches, Motors for all Purposes. Discussing the Daimler Patents, Awards, Races, Terms, Prices, Together with Images of The Daimler Motor, 4hp Daimler Chassis, Dryden and Burleigh Dog-Carts, Marseilles, Norbeck, Imperial, Siamese and Covert Phaetons, etcetera.

      Published by Motor Mills Coventry and 219 to 229 Shaftesbury Avenue, London March 1st 1897. 1897., 1897. Publisher's original white, gilt and colour card wrap covers [soft back] depicting the British and Irish flags. Landscape 7½'' x 10''. Contains 34 printed pages with the first page announcing 'A Bit of History'. Full page monochrome illustrations throughout with informative text opposite. Small rubbed mark to the top front cover and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Au Temps Des Lilas

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1897. FIRST EDITION - PRESENTATION COPY WITH A LONG MANUSCRIPT POEM. 1 volume, inscribed to the front blank endpaper to J. C. Young, with a 24 line manuscript poem additionaly signed by Druilhet. Housed in a 1/2 blue morocco slipcase.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        MENERS KONVERSATIONS LEXIKON EN 17 TOMES (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17) - COMPLET.

      LEIPZIG 1897 - ROD0108074: 17 TOMES : 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17 : environ 1100 pages par tome. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Nombreuses illustrations en couleurs et en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. OUVRAGE EN ALLEMAND GOTHIQUE. 6 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. TOME 1 (A-ASLAUG) + TOME 2 (ASMANIT-BIOSTATIF) + TOME 3 (BIOT BIS CHEMIATLIEN) + TOME 4 (CHEMILLE BIS DINGELSTEDT) + TOME 5 (DINGER BIS ETHICUS) + TOME 6 (ETHIT BIS GAIMERSHEIM) + TOME 7 (GAIN BIS GROKTOPHOTA) + TOME 8 (GROKTREUZ BIS HUBBE) + TOME 9 (SCHLEIDEN BIS KAUSLER) + TOME 10 (KAUSTIT BIS LANGENAN) + TOME 11 (LANGEBED BIS MAURI) + TOME 12 (MAURIA BIS NORDSEE) + TOME 13 (NORDSEETANAL BIS POLITESSE) + TOME 14 (POLITIS BIS RUFFIFCHES REICH) + TOME 15 (REICH BIS SIRTE) + TOME 16 (SIRUP BIS THURTMENEN) + TOME 14 (TURTOS BIS ZZ). In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 430-Langues germaniques. Allemand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre]
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        North America - East Coast Coast of Maine and New Brunswick Passamaquoddy Bay and St. Croix River

      Wharton, Captain W. J. L. / Admiralty, London 1897 - Size : 646x985 (mm), 25.375x38.75 (Inches), Black & White; lighthouses colored originally Very Good; some minor repair at the lower part of the fold

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        Verein der deutschen Reichsangehörigen zu Moskau. Unter dem hohen Schutze Seiner Majestät Kaiser Wilhelms II.

      Drucktitel u. 26 Lichtdrucktafeln nach Fotografien. Lose in Leinwand-Mappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. 31 x 23 cm. Tafeln etwas stockfleckig u. teils eselsohrig, Mappe leicht angeschmutzt. Titel mit handschriftl. Widmung von B. Keller an Otto von Bismarck, datiert 19. März 1897

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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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        The Beetle

      Skeffington & Son, London 1897 - 1st impression. 12.8 x 19 cm red cloth with gilt stamped title and black and green decoration to the front and spine. Original floral grey green endpapers, viii, 351pp with 4 black and white plates including tissue guarded frontispiece. There is slight fading to the spine, and a couple of small (1-2mm) chips in the cloth at the head of the spine, a few tiny ink spots to the spine and three on the green boarder at the front. There are a very few light spots almost exclusively to the edge of the text block. The fore edge corners are sharp, firm and square. Internally the book is very good, the hinges are firm and there is no name, inscription or book plate. All in all a near fine example of one of the best selling and most influential novels of the late Nineteenth Century. A very scarce item. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask.  [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TheBookshelfOnline~Rainford&Parris PBFA]
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        The Jubilee Book Of Cricket. SIGNED LIMITED DELUXE EDITION NUMBER 61/350.

      William Blackwood & Sons., London. 1897 - A very good plus copy and SIGNED by the author on the numbered page. This copy is number 61 of a limited edition of 350. 474 rough cut pages with the top edge in gilt. Cream buckram cloth, dusty on the covers and spine. No loose or torn pages. Well bound with no stitching showing. Numerous tissue guarded photographs of some of the greats from that era. Light foxing to the back and edges of some plates as is usual. Previous owners bookplate and small booksellers label. No inscriptions. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baggins Books and Collectables]
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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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        IN BRIGHTER CLIMES; OR, LIFE IN SOCIOLAND: A REALISTIC NOVEL ..

      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)

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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. ...to 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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        GUIA PALACIANA DEDICADA A S. M. LA REGINA REGENTE.: 3 VOL.

      - 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]

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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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        The Daimler Motor Co. Ltd., Original Car Sales Brochure for 1897: Motor Carriages, Motor Launches, Motors for all Purposes. Discussing the Daimler Patents, Awards, Races, Terms, Prices, Together with Images of The Daimler Motor, 4hp Daimler Chassis, Dryden and Burleigh Dog-Carts, Marseilles, Norbeck, Imperial, Siamese and Covert Phaetons, etcetera.

      Published by Motor Mills Coventry and 219 to 229 Shaftesbury Avenue, London March 1st . 1897. - Publisher's original white, gilt and colour card wrap covers [soft back] depicting the British and Irish flags. Landscape 7½'' x 10''. Contains 34 printed pages with the first page announcing 'A Bit of History'. Full page monochrome illustrations throughout with informative text opposite. Small rubbed mark to the top front cover and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. MOTORING, SPORTS CARS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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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

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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]

      [Bookseller: Malden Books]
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        SEVEN SMILES AND A FEW FIBS ..

      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)

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

      

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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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        CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS": A STORY OF THE GRAND BANKS

      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.

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        YERMAH THE DORADO ..

      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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        A MADONNA OF THE MUSIC HALLS: BEING THE STORY OF A SECRET SIN ..

      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." ; .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Les Soliloques Du Pauvre. Avec De Suite De Huit Lithographies En Couleurs De Sunyer.

      Chez l'Auteur, Paris 1897 - Cubierta original ilustrada por Steinlen - 2 hojas - 1 lámina con el retrato del autor por Steinlen - 169 pp. - 2 hojas y 8 láminas, litografías originales a color, firmadas a mano por el artista. Edición de la obra 580 ejemplares, aunque con la suite de las litografías solo 200. (nº153). Muy bonita encuadernación de época a media piel con puntas. Lomera ilustrada en mosaico de 6 pieles distintas. Corte superir dorado. =Junto al ejemplar también está encuadernado Cantilènes du Malheur, del mismo autor, en primera edición. -Paris, Sevin, 1902, de 30 pp. y una lámina, aguafuerte de Steinlen. Size: 22,5 x 17 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        IN BRIGHTER CLIMES; OR, LIFE IN SOCIOLAND: A REALISTIC NOVEL ..

      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)

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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).

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Un Ete au Japon Boreal.

      Delhomme et Briguet, Editeurs, Paris & Lyon, 1897 - Large 8vo. 318pp. 50 text-illus. 1 map. Bound in cloth, slightly worn, original wr., pasted on new paper, internally foxed, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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