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

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

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        Grasset, Eugene - Extravagance.

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

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

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

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        The Valley of Zermatt and the Matterhorn: A Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Principles and Practice of Medicine Second Edition

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

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        Lektsii o rabotie glavnikh pishtshevaritelnikh zhelyos.

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

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        MOSTYN STAYNE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Captains Courageous

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1897. First edition. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, noteworthy both for interesting provenance and for retaining the illustrated front face of the original dust jacket. Kipling tells the story of the spoiled fifteen-year-old son of a millionaire who is lost at sea and finds himself rescued by the crew of a fishing schooner, which proves to be a redemption of both character and body. From an original 1897 review: “A big, soft-armed wave picks the boy from the deck of an ocean steamer, and drops him into a dory which happens with fairy-tale appropriateness to come by, and this convenient conveyance delivers him over to a crew of stern-faced, laconic fishermen, who knock the nonsense out of him and put him in the way of learning the two lessons that in Mr. Kipling's eyes make up the chief duty of man—to work and not to be afraid.” This British first edition is a handsome production, featuring gilt-stamped blue cloth illustrated on both the front cover and spine, black endpapers, gilt page edges, and 22 full-page illustrations by I. W. Taber within. This copy is in very good condition. The blue cloth binding is tight with modest wear to spine ends and corners, light scuffing to the blank rear cover, and a slight forward lean. The spine gilt is mildly dulled, still distinct but no longer vibrant. The contents remain respectably bright, though we do note intermittent spotting throughout. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all illustrations, including the frontispiece and tissue guard. The quite rare original dust jacket was illustrated and lettered in dark blue on light bluish gray paper and featured two front face vignettes – of a dory being rowed on the lower half and of said dory delivering mail to a schooner on the upper half. The illustrated front face of the dust jacket is preserved with this copy, tipped onto the front free endpaper verso. A tiny Pall Mall bookseller's sticker is affixed to the upper front pastedown. This book came to us from the library of Nelson Doubleday Jr., son of Nelson Doubleday, and grandson of Frank Nelson Doubleday, Kipling's friend and U.S. publisher and founder of the Doubleday publishing empire. F.N. Doubleday began work in the publishing industry working for Charles Scribners Sons. His 18-year career with Scribners included the task of assembling a complete set of Kipling's works for publication in a collected edition in 1897. His work with Kipling on this endeavor sparked a friendship and partnership that lasted for decades. Kipling affectionately gave Doubleday the nickname "Effendi", a play on the initials of his name - F.N.D. Frank's son Nelson was president of the firm from 1922 to 1946, as was Nelson Jr., from 1978 to 1983. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children.  Despite this reputation, Kipling's extraordinary body of work “eludes all labels in its range and variety… Kipling's work is not only of the highest artistic excellence, it is deeply humane and fully expresses the sense of one of his favourite texts: ‘Praised be Allah for the diversity of his creatures.'” (ODNB)  Kipling was in his twenties when his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him a literary celebrity, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907.  Born in India and educated in England, Kipling could not afford to attend either Oxford or Cambridge University and instead returned to India to work as a newspaper editor and writer, which proved formative.  He returned to England in 1889, later living in the United States and South Africa before finally settling in England. Owing mostly to ill health, Kipling's production of original work diminished in the years between the end of the First World War and his death. Bibliographic Reference: Richards A103

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        Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen : oben die 'Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse' darunter der erste Lloyddampfer Bremen umrahmt von historischen Schiffen.

      Chromolithographie, oben und unten Metallschiene mit Aufhängung. Blattgrösse 106 x 68 cm, etwas angestaubt, nur minimale Randläsuren und kleine dünne Rostspuren im untern weissen Rank, schönes gepflegtes Exemplar, farbfrisch, gerollt, 'Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse' 1897 fertiggestellter Doppelschrauben-Schnelldampfer des Norddeutschen Lloyd für die Linienschifffahrt auf der Transatlantikpassage BremerhavenNew York, 1897 bis 1900 Trägerin des Blauen Bands. Mit ihren vier Schornsteinen verkörperte sie den damals bei Reisenden gefragtesten und spektakulärsten Schiffstyp und versah bis 1914 ihren Liniendienst (nach Gefecht von der Besatzung selbst versenkt).-

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        Reisen In Sud-Arabien, Mahra-Land Und Hadramut.

      E. J. Brill, Leiden 1897 - xii, 332 pp., German text, 2 plates of which one is folding, large folding map with small tear without loss, some browning & foxing in places, original wrappers preserved. Copy in good condition. An unusual example of this important work in its original state. Hirsch, was inspired by the travelogue A. Wrede and Heinrich Maltzan. Leo Hirsch was the first European to reach Shibam and Tarim in the Wadi Hadramaut. This work was written three years after the completion of the journey. Hirsh began planing to travel to Hadhramaut in 1888 with a voyage to Aden, but he encountered many problems and left Aden to Somalia. But his journey to Aden opened for him the possibility to try again by keeping correspondence with a Yemeni of the Makkawi family. In December 1892, Hirsch landed again in Aden, after receiving help from an officer in the East India company, who had travelled several times between Hadramaut and India, and who provided him with maps of the region. He finally succeeded on the first of July 1893 to reach Mukallah, as he was following the route taken previously by Wrede. Hirsch travelled to the city of Hora, and from there he set out into Hadhramaut. He was the first scientist to step into Wadi Hadhramaut, which he reached via the towns of Shibam, Siyun, and Tarim. Hirsch provides not only new insights into the cities and towns of the coast and the Wadi, but also gives a lively scientific description of his route, as well as rich information which added many basic facts to the physical and geographical knowledge of Hadhramaut. He describes in details the topography of the Hadramaut region, its tribes, irrigation, Sultans, and the different plants. Bibliographical References: Henze II, 588; Hilprecht p.724. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827).

      German 1897 - Original 19th century Gouache after an 1870 painting by C. Jäger. 48 x 34,5 cm. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary work with fresh impression of the signature face of this timeless composer. Gouache, also spelled guache, is a type of paint consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material, designed to be used in an opaque method. It also refers to paintings that use this opaque method. The name derives from the Italian guazzo. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities. (Wikipedia). Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period. (Wikipedia)

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        DECORATION OF HOUSES

      1897 - WHARTON, Edith, and CODMAN, Ogden. THE DECORATION OF HOUSES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. First edition. Paisley cloth covered boards. With 56 plates. There is a one inch chip missing from the bottom of the spine, the hinges are cracked internally, and some external rubbing and fading to the cloth, paraticularly the spine. An increasingly difficult edition to obtain.

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        DEATH, THE KNIGHT, AND THE LADY: A GHOST STORY

      London & New York: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [1] 2-163 [164] + 12-page publisher's catalogue dated 1897 inserted at rear, original tan cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in brown, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Appears to be the author's third work of fiction, preceded by THE INTENDED: A NOVEL (1894) and PIERROT! A STORY (1896). "Excellent supernatural novella concerning gender, curses, reincarnation and fate. A curse hangs over the Wilder family, springing from a crime of passion committed centuries earlier when Gerald Wilder murdered his beloved Beatrice Sinclair, then himself. The fulfillment of the curse, the accidental killing of every male Wilder heir by a Sinclair, is always presaged by the sound of a spectral trumpet. Now, behind the walled-in massive Yorkshire estate, current family head James is determined to break the curse by uniting in marriage his eldest son, Gerald, with the last remaining Sinclair female, Beatrice. He finds her, down on her luck and walking the streets, rescues her and sends her up to the estate. Ancestral memories stir in her as she approaches it, but they are the memories of a man. Another wrinkle in the fabric of prospective matrimonial bliss is that, in another effort to break the curse, James has dressed, named and raised his son Gerald, 16, as a girl. Only he and the old butler know the truth about his identity. The other staff know him as Geraldine. Geraldine has never been outside the walls of the estate and, in fact, is quite hazy on the whole concept of 'male' and 'female.' Into this world Beatrice arrives and promptly falls in love with Geraldine. It becomes evident that 'Geraldine' is the reincarnation of the original Beatrice Sinclair, while the current Beatrice is the reincarnation of the original Gerald Wilder. In these reversed roles, they fall in love again. Beatrice, falling increasingly under the spell of the original Gerald Wilder, comes to see that she should leave immediately, breaking her and Geraldine's heart, in order to expiate the crime. Then she decides that the only way to end the curse is to re-enact (or, technically, reverse) the original crime. Wandering in the attic one day, she finds the original Gerald's costume, with sword and trumpet. Seized by a kind of battle lust, she puts these on and sounds the trumpet. Going downstairs, she finds Geraldine, weak with passion for her. She goes to get some wine to revive her but mistakenly brings back the opium drink to which Geraldine has become addicted. He drinks this and dies, and, a few months later, the broken-hearted, tubercular Beatrice dies. The curse has triumphed again. Stacpoole gets across the feeling of youthful passion. By pairing the idea of reincarnation with that of the ancestral curse, he makes the former more believable for a Western reader, and offsets the danger of predictability by means of the double gender reversal. A first-rate tale." - Robert T. Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 204. Bleiler (1978), p. 184. Reginald 13531. Wolff 6502. No copy in the Norman Colbeck collection which had 32 of Stacpoole's books. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Spine panel a bit tanned, hairline cracks along inner hinges repaired, a very good copy. A very scarce book. Enclosed in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. (#154549)

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        The Seats of the Mighty

      D. Appleton and Co. New York 1897 - First Edition. Historical novel depicting the English conquest of Quebec with James Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm as two of the characters. It was also adapted into a play by late 1896, and a silent film in 1914 starring Lionel Barrymore. First published in serial form in The Atlantic starting in March 1895. It was the third highest best-selling book in the United States in 1896. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends, flap corners, and top rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INFORMATION RESPECTING THE YUKON DISTRICT from the Reports of Wm. Ogilvie, Dominion Land Surveyor, and from Other Sources.

      G.P.O., Ottawa 1897 - Ottawa: G.P.O., 1897. 8vo. 1st edition. 65pp. Ten b/w photo plates, 5 colour maps (one double-page + 4 single-page, complete thus). Original orange wrappers. Presentation leaf "With the Compliments of the Honorable Clifford Sifton," who was Minister of the Interior responsible for the Yukon. Very good. Published in June 1897, and intended for distribution to a public eager for official information on the gold discoveries, Ogilvie's report was the first of its kind to describe the Klondike Goldfields. The detailed maps show routes and trails to the Klondike, as well as creeks where placer gold activity had already taken place. [Lowther 1269; cf. Wickersham 6780 for later versions] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE INVISIBLE MAN: A GROTESQUE ROMANCE

      New York, London: Edward Arnold, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-279 [280: printer's imprint] [281-282: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and black. First U.S. edition. "Amoral scientist discovers invisibility, but even this fails in the face of invincible obtuseness and cruelty of petty bourgeois England. Brilliant idea, memorable scenes, and vigorous chase-plot in an ambiguous (and scientifically impossible) tale." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. The Arnold edition has minor textual variations and the first book appearance of "The Epilogue." Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-163 and (2004) II-1227. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2330. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 797. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1057-61. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15039. Currey, p. 520. See Hammond B4. See Wells 11. See Wells Society 11. Cloth just a bit dusty, a couple of small, faint spots on front cover, a very good copy. A considerably better than average copy of one of Wells' more elusive American editions. (#152448)

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        A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION - Alma-Tadema, 1897.

      A DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONStaalgravure uit 1897 naar het schilderij (Opus CCCXXXIX) van Lourens Alma-Tadema. Gesigneerd in potlood door Alma-Tadema en de graveur. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 34,4 x 20,3 cm.Het gekibbel tussen geliefden was een populair 19de-eeuws onderwerp dat zich kon afspelen in iedere gewenste historische periode of setting, in de Klassieke Oudheid, middeleeuwen, 18de-eeuw of in de moderne tijd.De mannelijke figuren in werken van Alma-Tadema hebben veelal een tamelijk emotieloze lichaamsuitdrukking, In A Difference of Opinion wijkt de man, die zijn geliefde van iets tracht te overtuigen, daar van af.Alma-Tadema verwerkte veelvuldig archeologische vondsten in zijn voorstellingen. In 1860 was men begonnen met het opgraven van Pompeji en leverde sindsdien een schat aan kunstvoorwerpen en informatie. De bronzen cherubijn met een gans die in deze voorstelling het waterbekken siert, staat thans in het Museo Nazionale te Napels.Prijs: 1.650,- (incl. lijst).

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        La conquista de Mexico efectuada por Herman Cortes segun el codice jeroglifico Troano-americano. Edition especial, que con preliminares de la clave jeroglifica, dedica al Señor presidente de la Republica Mexicana, general Don Porfirio Diaz

      Mexico: Tip. de la Oficina impresora del timbre Palacio Nacional, 1897. Folio, pp. [4], 40; 10 plates, 1 folding; original tan paper wrappers; light chips to edges and spine, very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with their release stamp on verso of title page. An account of Cortes's conquest, with particular attention paid to native accounts and documents.

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        THIRTY STRANGE STORIES

      New York: Edward Arnold, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi 1-504 [505-506: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial medium green cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in black, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects thirty stories, three of which appear here for the first time in book form. Most of the others were published earlier in THE STOLEN BACILLUS (1895) and THE PLATTNER STORY (1897). This was Wells's first short story collection published in America and there was no equivalent printing in Britain. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1677. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2329. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-247. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15082. Wells 13. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, hairline crack along part of inner rear hinge which is still holding tight, a good copy which is outwardly attractive. One of the more elusive Wells first editions. (#149936)

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        The Voice of the Valley.Introduction by Chas. Warren Stoddard.

      - San Francisco: William Doxey At the Sign of the Lark, [1897]. Small 8vo., 51 pp., inlaid frontis illustration of Yosemite Valley by William Keith. Printed brown paper boards, top edge gilt, untrimmed. Minor foxing to endpapers, chipping to the last few leaves; very good. First Edition. Inscribed to "Lottie Saalbury Nov. 20, 1897," by Ambrose Bierce. Yone Noguchi (1875-1947) moved from his native Japan to San Francisco in 1893. He worked as a journalist for a newspaper associated with the Freedom and People's Rights Movement. In 1896 Yone befriended Joaquin Miller whom invited him to his Oakland hillside home. Miller introduced him to many prominent Bay Area bohemians, including Gelett Burgess (who first published Noguchi's work in The Lark), and Charles Warren Stoddard. BAL 19005 [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        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. 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. 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Feuille. Par Zo d'Axa.

      1897-1899, Paris 1897 - 25 livraisons in-folio sous chemise illustrée de l'éditeur. Collection complète. Fameux journal anarcho-pacifiste comportant à chaque livraison une grande caricature lithographiée par Steinlein (16), Hermann-Paul (3), Léandre, Couturier, M. Luce, Willette, Anquetin. Maitron, II, 261. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Captains Courageous Story of Grand Banks

      Macmillan, London 1897 - Very good condition for it's advanced age. Clean text, some breaks in the spine. Some minor edge wear on the covers. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Captains Courageous

      London: Macmillan & Co.. 1897. First. First edition. Illustrations by I.W. Tabor. A beautiful, fine and bright copy. The boys' classic of a pampered, rich lad who accidentally falls in with a crusty fishing crew and has some sense knocked into him. Basis for the excellent Victor Fleming film featuring Freddie Bartholomew and Spencer Tracy, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the Portuguese fisherman. .

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        Autograph letter signed; "H Vaihinger," to a "Sehr geehrter Herr," January 6, 1897

      - 4 pages, on a bifolium of printed stationery, approx. 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 in. Hans Vaihinger (1852-1933), Philosopher, author of "Die Philosophie des 'Als Ob'", editor of "Kant-Studien." Letter to a publisher. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La clarté de vie

      First collected edition, a first issue copy.Handsome autograph inscription signed by the author to Jules Renard.This copy is enriched with the famous ex libris of the dedicatee drawn and engraved by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, laid down on the ffep.Spine slightly cracked at head and foot, one joint cracked and repaired in the inside margin with a piece of adhesive tape, two small tears to inner margins repaired with adhesive tape, occasional wormtracks affecting some guards.This copy, though an ordinary paper copy, is well-margined.Mercure de France Paris 1897 14x18,5cm broché

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        John Gabriel Borkman: A Play in Four Acts

      London: William Heinemann. 1897. First. First English edition, wrappered issue. Translated by William Archer. 202 [8] ads pp. Printed buff wrappers. Slightly cocked, a little wear along the spine, a nice, very good copy. Edvard Munch called this play "the greatest winter landscape in Scandinavian art," appropriate for the great dramatist's most chilling work, about an old and ruined banker whose undying rage ruins his family. Dated January 1897, almost certainly simultaneous with the much more common hardcover edition. A nice copy of a fragile volume. .

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        ROMANCE OF ISABEL LADY BURTON. The Story of Her Life Told in Part by Herself and in Part by W.H. Wilkins.

      London Hutchinson & Co. 1897 - 2 volumes. First Edition, Early Issue. There seems to be no difference in date, design or content between the first issuances of 1897. It appears that a slug noting edition has been added to the top of some title-pages but these are probably marketing rather than edition significations. Illustrated with 42 full page plates and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, one of Lady Burton and one of Richard Burton, circa 1872, affixed to the flyleaves of Volume II and captioned in manuscript. 8vo, publiisher’s original mustard cloth, "Isabel Burton" and a star in gilt on the upper covers, blindstamped motif on lower, title in gilt on the spines, t.e.g. xviii, 374; [viii], 375-778 (including index) pp. A very good and handsome set, extra illustrated, one plate (Lady Burton in 1887) appears to have never been bound in, the text very fresh with only an occasional hint of the common fox, the cloth sound and unworn with only a bit of light mellowing. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO ORIGINAL PLATE PHOTOGRAPHS. FIRST EDITION OF THE STORY OF LADY BURTON. As Sir Richard Burton’s wife, confidante, and fellow-adventurer, Isabel Burton led one of the most intriguing lives of any woman during the Victorian era. Here is her own story, culled from letters, journals, and a memoir left unfinished at her death. A reviewer for Punch proclaimed, "To know Lady Burton as she stands revealed in this book is a privilege calculated to make women proud and man even humbler than is his wont." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gedruckte Todesanzeige der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

      Wien 4 4 1897 - Quer-kl-4, Faltspuren. - Beiliegt: Wann hört der Himmel auf zu strafen .? (Humoristischer Kanon nach Text von Uhland). Autographen-Faksimile mit Textheft von Otto Biba, Wien, Ges. der Musikfreunde, 1995. Quer-kl-8; 8 pp, 1 Taf., orig. Kartonumschlag. Brahms, der sich 1872 endgültig in Wien niedergelassen hatte, war eng mit der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde verbunden und leitete von 1872 bis 1875 ihre Konzerte; er vermachte ihr auch den Hauptteil seines Nachlasses.

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        Geschichtbeschreibung des Helvetischen Bundes. Aus dem Franzosischen ins Deutsche Uebersetzt von Uriel Freudenberger.

      Leipzig, Germany: Verlag Von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1897. Large portfolio with spine missing, leaving the front board detached, and heavy rubbing to the extremities, and moderate foxing, soiling and staining. String-ties are missing, but printed paper label is intact. Contains [viii], 16 pages of text followed by 9 vivid chromolithographed color plates. Minor creasing and tearing to the page edges, and minor bumping to the corners. The pages measure 17 inches in height. The text is clean and unmarked. Text is in German. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Folio.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R. F. Burton, reprinted from the Original Edition and Edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Illustrated by a Series of Seventy-one Original Illustrations reproduced from the Original Pictures in Oils specially painted by Albert Letchford.

      London: H. S. Nichols Ltd., 1897 - 12 volumes, large octavo (253 × 154 mm). Publisher's red half morocco, green cloth boards, raised bands, title gilt direct to the spines in English in the second and fourth, compartments, in Arabic in the first and sixth, interlace panels to the third and fifth, top edges gilt the others uncut, marbled endpapers. Spines just a little dulled and rubbed, overall an excellent set. 71 photogravure plates from specially commissioned oils by Albert Letchford, each with captioned tissue-guard. One of the variant issues of the Nichols-Smithers Editions, this styled the "illustrated 'Library Edition'" by Penzer (p.122), while the blocking to the tails of the spines identifies it as the Kamashastra Edition. An excellent example of this attractive and well-produced set. Chauvin IV, 229 refers to the 1893 issue of the "Library Edition", note at p.85 to the Letchford illustrations; Penzer pp.122-3;

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        Epistolarum familiarum] 55 leaf fragment

      nd, np - Fragment containing leaves g5-o4. 1 vols. 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.Of Marais' life and poetry, Janwillem van de Wetering wrote, "Afrikaans poets all seemed to be on opium, dagga (marihuana) and alcohol (in die kar nog 'n sopie op die kerkhof nog 'n hopie). They didn't live long and had a way with words. Many Dutch writers say Afrikaans is the ideal language to write poetry in.". Bound in nineteen-century blind-tooled reversed calf, light waterstaining and soiling throughout. Large (4-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches) symbolic 1897 bookplate of Afrikaans poet and pioneering ethologist Eugène Marais Fragment containing leaves g5-o4. 1 vols

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