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

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1897 - 1901. Fünfte, gänzlich neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Grundwerk (A - Z) in 17 Bänden sowie die Ergänzungsbände 18 (Ergänzungen, Nachträge und Register) und 19 (Jahres-Supplement 1898 - 1899), 20 (Jahres-Supplement 1899 - 1900) und 21 (Jahres-Supplement 1900 - 1901), somit vollständiges Exemplar in 21 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei schwarzen Rückenschildern sowie reichen floralen Goldprägungen; Buchdeckel mit anthrazitfarbenen Bezügen und Lederdecken; Mehrfarbig marmorierter Buchschnitt. 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). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meyer Meyers Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversationslexixon, Conversations-Lexikon Kaiserreich

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        The Invisible Man

      C. Pearson Ltd, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire Année complète 1897 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bureaux de la Revue, 1897. Fine. Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1897, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Originale.binding editor to bradel half dark green calico, smooth back, as part of black morocco, gilt small iron and double gold in net queue.Douze numbers from January to December 1897. conservées.Chaque number Covers Edition is illustrated with a woodcut of literary bichrome.Contributions René Boylesve, Paul Fort, Francis Jammes, Henri Ghéon, Remy de Gourmont, etc.Publication founded in 1890 by Henri Mazel, the Hermitage is a monthly magazine owned by the first wave of little magazines Symbolists. In 1895, the magazine between declining and its new director, Edouard Ducoté, uses André Gide. The editorial team is reduced to twelve regular contributors, friends Gide. After many difficulties and attempts to overhaul the editorial team (Remy de Gourmont to make a pass and will also contribute financially in 1905), the Hermitage breathed his last in 1906. The Hermitage manages to detach other important magazines of the time as the Mercure de France or La Revue blanche because it boasts eclectic and apolitical; on its cover, you can also read that it is "the only journal that deals with politics or sociology [but] which deals only with literature and art." His illustrations are small art nouveau, and, true to his state of mind symbolist, employees are more interested in poetry than novel. Tiphaine Samoyault, French literary critic, says that the Hermitage expresses a transition straddles the fin de siècle aestheticism and poetry avant-garde of the 1910s. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline verte foncée, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue. Douze numéros de janvier à décembre 1897. Couvertures conservées. Chaque numéro est illustré d'une xylographie bichrome. Contributions littéraires de René Boylesve, Paul Fort, Francis Jammes, Henri Ghéon, Remy de Gourmont, etc. Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910.

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        Catalogue Général Des Manuscrits Des Bibliothèques Publiques De France. Départements - Tomes XXXII, XXXIII. Besançon. Tome I, II-1ère Partie et Tome II-2ème Partie.

      Paris: Librairie Plon. Halfcloth with Marbled Bds. In 3 vols. Tome I: Manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Besançon, (1897), xxxv + 1015 pp. 1296 nos. Tome II-1ère partie: Manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Besançon, collection Granvelle (pp.1-403, 103 nos) et collection Chiflet (pp.404-711, 208 nos), (1900). Tome II-2nde partie: pp.713-1471, (1904). Manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Besançon, collection Droz (pp.714-743, 74 nos), Fonds de l'académie (pp.744-797, 53 nos), collection Dunand, Baverel, Paris, Duvernoy. Table générale (pp.978-1471). .

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        Revue Blanche

      Les Maîtres de l'Affiche Imprimerie Chaix Paris 1897 - Lithographie Originale Les Maîtres de l'Affiche Planche 82 Artiste : TOULOUSE-LAUTREC Henri de (1864-1901) Sujet: " "Revue Blanche" Thème: Littérature, arts, politique Année: Vers 1897 Lithographie en couleurs, timbre sec des Maîtres de l'Affiche Imprimerie Chaix Paris Dimension : 29x40 cm (format "cloche")

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        Seconde patrie EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hetzel, 1897. Fine. Hetzel, Paris 1897, Grd. in 8 (18,5x28cm), relié. - First Edition illustrated. This title will know only second edition in 1905 (cartonnage an elephant). Sixty-eight illustrations by Georges Roux in black and white and 12 chromotypography off-text, and two maps. Cardboard editor golden globe, or said, in the world map. Plate signed Blancheland connected by Souze. Back to the lighthouse. Corners slightly bent. Small discoloration on the lower flat. light pen stroke in the cartridge. Beautiful bright well plate. Despite some flaws, fine copy, without freckles. This novel brings a sequel to 'Swiss Family Robinson' Rudolph Wyss. Travellers parties in England at the end of the novel Wyss, are abandoned by pirates on an unknown island, which will prove to be their starting point, New Switzerland. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée. Ce titre ne connaîtra qu'une seule seconde édition en 1905 (cartonnage à un éléphant). Soixante huit illustrations par Georges Roux en noir et blanc et 12 chromotypographie en hors-texte, et deux cartes. Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré, ou dit, à la mappemonde. Plaque signée Blancheland, reliée par Souze. Dos au phare. Coins légèrement pliés. Petites décolorations sur le plat inférieur. trait léger de stylo dans le cartouche. Belle plaque bien brillante. Malgré quelques défauts, bel exemplaire, sans rousseur. Ce roman apporte une suite au 'Robinson Suisse' de Rudolph Wyss. Les voyageurs partis en Angleterre à la fin du roman de Wyss, sont abandonnés par des pirates sur une ile inconnue, qui se révèlera être leur point de départ, la Nouvelle Suisse.

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        Der Oelprinz. Eine Erzählung für die reifere Jugend.

      Stgt./Bln./Lpz., Union Dt. Verlagsanstalt [1897].. 2. Aufl. gr. 8°. 2 Bll., 559 (1) S. Mit 16 Farbtaf. OLn. Farb. ill. Kanten schwach berieben. Rü. u. Vors. fachgerecht restaur. u. erneuert. Vors. gestemp. 1 Bl. m. Randriß, 1 Bl. m. kl. Eckabriß. Plaul 299.1

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        Album Salon Primera Ilustracion Espanola en Colores Ano 1897 through Ano 1907 (all published)

      Eleven issues bound in ten volumes (384, 292, 292, 292, 296, 260, 236, 212, 204, 212 pp.) comprising a complete run of the Catalonian fine arts annual published by Miguel Segui, providing an overview of the year's developments in painting, sculpture, architecture and theater, primarily focused on Barcelona, with additional coverage of events elsewhere in Spain, Europe and the Americas, profusely illustrated throughout with reproductions of photographs, paintings and illustrations, many of them beautiful full-color lithographs or halftone tints. In overall excellent condition throughout most of the set's nearly 2500 pp., with approximately eighteen heavily varnished two-page color spreads damaged due to internal adhesion, resulting in a loss of surface material in ca. 11 cases, and inseparably fused pages in ca. 7 places. Small folio. Uniformly bound in 1/2 leather and red cloth, spines tooled and gilt with five raised bands, slightly rubbed, a few interior hinges starting. Barcelona (Centro Editorial Artistico de Miguel Segui) 1897-1907. A fascinating overview of Catalonian arts and culture at the turn of the century, with broad coverage of developments in Barcelona, including the Exposición Internacional de Bellas Artes in 1907, as well as in-depth profiles on painters including José Jiménez Aranda, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, Pere Borrell del Caso, Julio Borrell Y Pla, Felix Mestres, etc., and dozens of fine Catalan Modernisme lithographs by Gaspar Camps. Exceptionally rare complete. As of June 2015, WorldCat locates six scattered holdings in North America, with only one institution appearing to have a complete run.

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        Through Unknown African Countries: The First Expedition from Somaliland to Lake Lamu

      New York: Edward Arnold, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Hardcover. Signed by author with two important letters inserted. First Edition of Donaldson Smith's enthralling narrative about his journey in 1894-95 through unexplored areas of Africa, ranging from the Gulf of Aden to the Indian Ocean. Smith, an American doctor and big game hunter took the trip to explore, to gather specimens, and to shoot animals. He was accompanied by a taxidermist, Edward Dodson, and a friend. They were attended by native men and animals. The book recounts their experiences in detail, and is filled with b&w illustrations and photographs from the journey. They include full page depictions of shootings and encounters with various tribes; and partial page pictures of animals, birds, and native artifacts There are six partially colored maps, five of which fold out. The maps are in pristine condition despite the fragility of their paper. Following the text are several appendices on the collections brought back. Laid in are two interesting letters from him about his journey. Both are to "Tony" who may have been a fellow physician as Smith thanks him for medications received from him for the trip. The first letter was written March 22, 1900 from Africa while on his way back to England. He tells Tony that the medicines were a godsend and that all of the personnel in his caravan arrived out of the Nile without any sickness. He continues "It will take me over three months to reach the coast but my travelling in the future will be in safe country with everything known ahead - very different from exploring. So I can breath a sigh of relief that my journey has been a successful 'tho hard one."He says that his collections were all safe, and included 18 elephants and lots of other sport. He talks about the arrangements made for getting his collections out of Africa and the routes he is taking. The second 4 page letter is written in London and dated June 23, '00. It begins "Just back in London with a pleasant feeling that - I have done all I wanted in Africa, & no devils...around to pester the life out of me. I did have a rough time of it - but of the hardest parts [sic] of the show was getting in! I had finally to pick up what riffraff I could & make a bolt.." After again expressing relief that he made it back he discusses his problems with the Royal Geological Society. He had a row with them over the way they had treated his maps. He also took offense at remarks by the President at his annual address where he said "his great desire was to see the country [Africa] explored by Englishmen"! Smith says that he feels like taking all his results to America. "If I do so I know the President of the R.G.S. will injure me all he can.." But he says if he gives his results to the R.G.S. he stands an excellent chance of the Gold Medal. He closes by sending his best to various friends. A New York Times article about the R.G.S. award ceremony stated that Smith received the Patron's medal, not the Gold. Responding to a toast in his honor, Smith said he was glad if he had done anything to help friendly relations between the United States and England. Bound in orginal black cloth with gilt ruling and elephant illustration to front board along with author and title. Gilt title and author on spine. In very good condition with bumped corners; bottom edges are chipped and have some discoloring. Some tenderness to hinges but otherwise tight. Interior is in near fine condition with bright text and illustrations. 472 pages plus 4 pages of ads. TRAV/011011.

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        Captains Courageous.

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited,, 1897. A Story of the Grand Banks. Crown octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decorations to spine and front cover gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom blue cloth box. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 22 illustrations by I. W. Taber. Bookseller's cataloguing slip laid-in. Minor rubbing to extremities, occasional faint foxing; an excellent copy with unusually bright, clean boards. First UK book edition, first impression. It was preceded by the US book edition the previous month, and was originally published in Pearson's Magazine between 1896 and 1897. Written while the newlywed Kipling was living in Vermont, Captains Courageous is Kipling's only novel set entirely in America. This copy is from the noted collection of Mrs J. Insley Blair; with her Blairhame black morocco book label to the front pastedown.

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        Die echten Protokolle der Weisen von Zion. Sachverständigengutachten, erstattet im Auftrage des Richteramtes V in Bern von Ulrich Fleischhauer * Deckeltitel: Gerichts-Gutachten zum Berner Prozeß * mit Druckvermerk "In dankbarer Erinnerung den verstorbenen Vorkämpferin Theodor Fritsch und Dietrich Eckart gewidmet"

      Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband im Format gr.8vo 17 x 25,6 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel. 416 Seiten, mit vielen Fotoabbildungen auf Papier (O. A.: Gruppenbild der Teilnehmer am Zionisten-Kongress 1897 / Mietswohnung des Dreyfus-Brodsky in Basel 1897 / heutiges Palais von Dreyfus-Brodsky / Prominente Zionisten / Chajim Weizmann), Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorbemerkung - I. Teil. Systematische Darstellung der Entstehung und Bedeutung der Protokolle - II. Teil. Beantwortung der den Sachverständigen vom Gericht in Bern vorgelegten Fragen - III. Teil. - Verzeichnis der Abbildungen. - "Die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion enthalten einen vielfach bis in die Einzelheiten gehenden Plan zur Zerstörung der bestehenden Staatswesen Berufserrichtung der Weltherrschaft Israels" (aus der Einleitung). - Nationalsozialimus, Geschichtsdarstellung im Nationalsozialismus, Antisemitismus, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, illustrierte Bücher, zionistische Korruptionsbank, Geständnisse eines Rabbiners, jüdische Verschleierungsmanöver, der Schweizerische israelitische Gemeindebund, Echtheit der Protokolle als Weltherrschaftsprogramm bewiesen aus dem jüdischen Schrifttum aller Zeiten, Weltherrschaftsprogramm der Internationalen Vereinigung der Ernsten Bibelforscher, Echtheit der Protokolle bewiesen durch die Tätigkeit der Weltfreimaurerei, Zionismus, Professor Sergej Nilus, Theodor Herzl, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Erstausgabe, 1. Auflage in ganz guter Erhaltung (Einband etwas angeschmutzt und mit kleinem Einriss am Rücken oben, sonst sehr gut) beiliegend "Druckfehler-Berichtigung" des Verlags Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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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]

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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)

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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

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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]

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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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        Dracula - true first issue and one of the rare presentation copies

      Constable 1897 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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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        Les Voyages Extraordinaires CESAR CASCABEL - 85 dessins de George Roux

      J. Hetzel & Cie - Bibliothèque d'education et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sans date (1897 - 1902) - Grand in-8° relié, cartonnage polychrome au globe doré du 3e type, tranches dorées, frontispice en noir sous serpente, 11 planches et 2 cartes en couleurs (contre 12 et 3 annoncées sur la page de titre), 438 pp. + annonces de l'éditeur. Dos décoloré sinon cartonnage en bon état, gouttière régulière, petite trace d'humidité ancienne sur quleques millimètres (discrète et sans conséquences) en bas des 100 dernières pages) sinon intérieur propre (rousseurs marginales sur une vingtaine de pages dispersées dans l'ouvrage). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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        CAPTAIN JACK CRAWFORD, "THE POET SCOUT," IN HIS WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENTS, "THE CAMP FIRE AND THE TRAIL." THE ONLY ENTERTAINMENT OF ITS KIND ON EARTH. GLOWING PICTURES OF THE BEAUTIFUL BORDERLAND. RECITATIONS OF HIS OWN QUAINT POEMS. THRILLING STORIES OF LIFE IN CAMP AND FIELD.TWO HOURS OF RARE ENJOYMENT. NOTHING LIKE HIM EVER SEEN BEFORE. NOTHING LIKE HIM WILL EVER BE SEEN AGAIN.

      [New York?: 1897 - Broadsheet, 9 1/2" x 12". With a small, oval half-tone portrait. On recto, at the bottom, printed in red: 'Norton Hall, Granville, N.Y., Thursday Eve., Dec. 30, 1897". Near Fine. A rare announcement of a public entertainment-- "Not a Lecture. But a Budget of Jewels, Sparkling, Pathetic, Humorous and Original"-- by this popular Western hero who, on his first outing as a reporter in 1875, did much to promote the Black Hills Gold Rush. John W. Crawford [1847-1917] was a "poet-scout" who memorialized Custer and Wild Bill Hickok in verse. He "was one of the original discoverers of gold on French Creek, in the Black Hills, in 1876." After a stint with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, which he left when he accidentally shot himself in the groin [blaming it on Buffalo Bill's drinking], he moved to New Mexico to scout for the Army against the Apache. He "did more than any other man in the Territory in bringing before the public the immense mineral wealth of New Mexico." This broadsheet serves not only to publicize Captain Jack's Entertainment, but also to promote "The Capt. Jack Crawford Alaska Prospecting and Mining Co." Testimonials to Crawford are printed here, along with an invitation for the recipient to receive a Company prospectus.OCLC 778631567 [1- Yale] [as of November 2012].

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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)

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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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        Myopia Songs & Waltzes With Winchester and Hamilton Chat

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, 1897. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Red cloth, inset illustration on upper cover, leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine sunned, some toning to label, generally very good with some rubbing. Bookplate of St. Paul's School and blindstamp on title page. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. Color frontispiece and 30 additional full-page photos including polo and golf. xii, 168, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. RARE - One of 100 Copies.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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