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        Wanderungen in Ost-Afrika.

      EA ca 24x18 cm (22) 440 Seiten mit 41 Tafeln, zahlreichen Vignetten und 3 Tafeln illustr. Originalleinwandeinband mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel (Rücken minimal fleckig, Widmung auf Titelbildrückseite, die Karten geringfügig stockfleckig gutes Exemplar) Sehr selten. Beschreibt eine 1897 gemachte Forschungs- und Jagd-Expedition nach Ostafrika, die allerdings durch die Verweigerung einer Durchreise durch Äthiopien ihr hochgestecktes Ziel nur in jagdlicher Hinsicht erreichen konnte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Bildnis der Frau des Künstlers, Büste nahezu en face.

      - Farblithographie in Schwarz, Braun und Blau, 1897, monogrammiert. (Goldstein, p.473). Darstellungsgröße 36:30,7 cm, Blattgröße 49,5:38,7 cm. Sehr guter Abdruck auf hellbraunem Büttenkarton. Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Abgebildet in: H.W. Singer, Die moderne Graphik. Leipzig, E.A. Seemann, 2. Auflage. 1920, S. 146.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Rare Autographed Letter Signed in French

      Cairo, 1897. unbound. 1 page, 8 x 5 inches, with an embossed metallic copper seal bearing the Said family Royal coat of arms, Cairo, January 18, 1897. Signed "Said Halim" and written to Madame la General Knowles, wife of British Major General O.B. Knowles, Commander of all military forces in Egypt, accepting an invitation to a grand function and sending his most esteemed regards. Accompanied by the original envelope in Said's hand, emblazoned with the Royal family coat of arms. Very good condition. A Prince by birth-right born in Cairo, he was the grandson of Muhammad Ali, "founder of modern Egypt." The "Pasha" in his name is an honorific that translates in English to "Lord." He is best remembered for the alliances he signed between the Ottoman Empire and Germany during World War l which led to his being charged with treason and other war crimes during the military trials. He was exiled to Malta in 1919 and in 1921 was assassinated by agents of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation for his role in the Armenian Genocide.

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        His Excellency … With a Preface by Ernest A. Vizetelly

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. Sole Authorized English Edition. 2 (ads), xvii, [i], [ii], 359, [1] pp., + 32 pp. ads dated Feb. 1897. 8vo. Publisher's red illustrated cloth. Spine darkened with small closed tear at head, very good. Sole Authorized English Edition. 2 (ads), xvii, [i], [ii], 359, [1] pp., + 32 pp. ads dated Feb. 1897. 8vo. Inscribed by Zola's Publisher. Signed presentation copy from Ernest Alfred Vizetelly °™ publisher, translator, and companion to Emile Zola during his exile in England following The Dreyfus Affair. °∞H.P. Parrott Esq, With the regard of Ernest Vizetelly. July 1897.°± The Vizetelly firm shook things up with the Victorian book trade when they introduced first English translations of works from Realist Paris: first appearances in English of Gautier, The Goncourt Brothers, Flaubert, and otherÄ°∞Sensational°± French novelists. After fines, jail time, and the steady demise of his company, Vizetelly sold the rights for his own Zola°©-authorized English translations to Messrs. Chatto and Windus. Vizetelly would continue to write prefaces for later editions of his Zola translations, printed with Chatto. Vizetelly°Øs 12 page preface to this volume, dated April 1897, notes that °∞The present translation was not made by me, but I have revised it somewhat severely°±.

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        1897 1st ed History of California GOLD Rush Jesuits Mexico Westward Expansion 4v

      San Francisco : N.J. Stone & Co., 1897. - 1897 1st ed History of California GOLD Rush Jesuits Mexico Westward Expansion 4v An incredible first edition of Hittell’s History of California! We find only one other complete example of this same first edition set for sale elsewhere for $1,250! Main author: Theodore Henry Hittell Title: History of California Published: San Francisco : N.J. Stone & Co., 1897. Language: English Notes & content: • 1st edition • Summary: General history of California from the early settlement to its growth as a state. Author used many archives no longer extant. • 4 volume set o v.1: Early voyages -- Jesuits -- Franciscans -- Spanish governors -- o v.2: Mexican governors -- Last Mexican governors -- Americans -- o v.3: Early mining times -- Progress of San Francisco -- State growth -- o v.4: Early state administrations -- Later state administrations. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Pages: complete with all xxxvi + 799 + xli + 823 + xli + 981 + xli + 858 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: San Francisco : N.J. Stone & Co., 1897. Size: ~9in X 6.5in (23cm x 16.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $599 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Valley of the Los Pinos, Looking East Photograph

      - Image measures 16" x 19 7/8". Light edge wear, with a 1/2" x 6" white spot below the caption, probably from damaged corner of negative plate. Image cropped due to scanner size; more images available upon request. This black and white photograph was developed from the original glass plates of William Henry Jackson, and contains a caption, the number 1023, and the imprint of the Detroit Photographic Company, which bought Jackson's negatives in 1897. Shown are a man sitting in the foreground, a rail car off the tracks, and mountains faintly visible in the background, in the Valley of Los Pinos near the New Mexico-Colorado border. Original plate is circa 1880s. The print was developed from the Colorado Historical Society's glass plate collection circa 1970s by Richard A. Ronzio, a collector of historic Colorado photographs who furnished images for many books on railroads and mining in Colorado. Ronzio also wrote "Silver Images in Colorado." ;

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Photographic Portrait of H.C. Wedemeyer, Lieutenant General, U.S.A.

      1 vols. Image 7 x 8-3/4 inches. Framed (13-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches). 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.

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        A Shropshire Lad

      New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1897. Octavo. Original japon-backed pale blue paper boards, paper spine label printed in red, edges untrimmed. Housed in a green solander box. Title page printed in red and black. Boards heavily browned, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, one of the 150 copies, of the 500 printed, exported for publication by John Lane in New York with the 1897 title page. With variant "B" of the spine label. "Though not an instant success, the little volume gradually won a large audience through the universality of its dominant themes (nature, love, war, and death) and the directness of its language and rhythms. In a period of war, uneasy peace, and rapid social change, Housman was one of the most familiar and most highly regarded of the poets of his time. His celebration of landscapes and a rural life distinctively and traditionally English contributed to his poetry's appeal" (ODNB). Very scarce issue of an already scarce edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Poems of . . . Together with Her Prose Remains. With an Introduction by Charles Eliot Norton

      [New York]: Duodecimo Club, 1897, 1897. First edition thus, the fourth edition of Bradstreet's poems overall, one of 144 numbered copies printed at the De Vinne Press. Growell, American Book Clubs, page 347. Boards a little soiled and smudged; very good copy, enclosed in the original slipcase.. 12mo, original gray boards, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Frontis portrait (signed in pencil by the artist Edmund H. Garrett) and 11 plates. A useful edition of Bradstreet's writings, with the obvious typographical errors of the earlier editions corrected. This is also the second book published by the Duodecimos, a book club that had only twelve members scattered across the United States, and which counted among its numbers Brander Mathews (who replaced Eugene Field after his death in 1895), Herbert Stone and De Witt Miller.

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        ILSÉE, PRINCESSE DE TRIPOLI

      Paris: H. Piazza et Cie, 1897. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 252 COPIES (this copy out of series). This very attractive binding by versatile American artisan Susan Allix enhances a work that is of considerable interest, no matter its covers. Czech artist Mucha (1860-1939) was a painter and illustrator as well as a designer of advertising materials, carpets, wallpaper, jewelry, and theater sets. If he did not exactly create the Art Nouveau movement, it is not too much to say that his work was central to its development; his production was prolific, and his reputation much enhanced by international exposure at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. With considerably more than 100 lithographs, the present large-format production is one of his major publications. His illustrations, as here, often feature young women in voluminous garments placed in beautifully smooth and flowing visual contexts that often evoke irresistible feelings of relaxation. "Ilsée" is based on Edmond Rostand's "La Princesse Lointaine," which itself derives from the story of a 12th century troubadour, both emphasizing the unattainability of women. After "Ilsée" was commissioned by the publisher Henri Piazza, the author Flers took so long to complete it that Mucha had just 90 days to prepare his 134 colored lithographs before the printing deadline. The role of the Princesse was written for Sarah Bernhardt, who had a happy history with Mucha. In 1894, our illustrator saw a notice of the need for an advertising poster for a play featuring Bernhardt, the most celebrated actress in Paris. Mucha volunteered to produce the poster, which so pleased Bernhardt that she agreed to a six-year contract with the artist for more such work. The cover design here has elements that suggest various types of growth and perhaps even the great cycle of life; whatever feelings it elicits (and whether it relates at all to the content of the book), it is certainly pleasing in terms of the forms and colors that are used in its composition.. 330 x 250 mm. (13 x 9 3/4"). 6 p.l. (first blank), 52, [4], 53-94, [4], 95-128 pp., [4] leaves. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 252 COPIES (this copy out of series). FINE TAN GOATSKIN, INLAID, ONLAID, AND TOOLED IN BLIND BY SUSAN ALLIX, covers with border of onlaid citron morocco, upper cover with two inlaid white morocco calla lilies, and with an inlaid and onlaid abstract design in shades of crimson, light blue, taupe, and tan, accented with many blind-stamped stars; lower cover with small abstract blind and onlaid design similar to that on the upper board, flat spine with title "Ilsée" onlaid as widely-spaced individual letters, purple handmade paper pastedowns, bronze patterned endpapers. Original green printed paper wrappers made into a binding that encloses blank leaves (as bulk to preserve the paper spine). Both morocco and paper volumes housed in a fine custom linen box with leather labels on back and upper cover and felt lining. Embossed half title by Alex Charpentier, and 132 color Art Nouveau lithographs by Alphonse Mucha.A couple of small marginal smudges, minor offsetting to final (blank) page from original wrappers, but A SPLENDID COPY OF A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK, now housed in an attractive, unworn binding.This very attractive binding by versatile American artisan Susan Allix enhances a work that is of considerable interest, no matter its covers. Czech artist Mucha (1860-1939) was a painter and illustrator as well as a designer of advertising materials, carpets, wallpaper, jewelry, and theater sets. If he did not exactly create the Art Nouveau movement, it is not too much to say that his work was central to its development; his production was prolific, and his reputation much enhanced by international exposure at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. With considerably more than 100 lithographs, the present large-format production is one of his major publications. His illustrations, as here, often feature young women in voluminous garments placed in beautifully smooth and flowing visual contexts that often evoke irresistible feelings of relaxation. "Ilsée" is based on Edmond Rostand's "La Princesse Lointaine," which itself derives from the story of a 12th century troubadour, both emphasizing the unattainability of women. After "Ilsée" was commissioned by the publisher Henri Piazza, the author Flers took so long to complete it that Mucha had just 90 days to prepare his 134 colored lithographs before the printing deadline. The role of the Princesse was written for Sarah Bernhardt, who had a happy history with Mucha. In 1894, our illustrator saw a notice of the need for an advertising poster for a play featuring Bernhardt, the most celebrated actress in Paris. Mucha volunteered to produce the poster, which so pleased Bernhardt that she agreed to a six-year contract with the artist for more such work. The cover design here has elements that suggest various types of growth and perhaps even the great cycle of life; whatever feelings it elicits (and whether it relates at all to the content of the book), it is certainly pleasing in terms of the forms and colors that are used in its composition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Les Affiches Etrangeres Illustrees

      G. Boudet and C. Tallandier, Paris 1897 - Illustrated with 65 full-page color plates and 2 double-page color plates, all protected with tissue; 24 full-page black and white plates, 1 double-page black and white, and numerous other in-text illustrations. [4], iii, 206 pages. Large 4to, contemporary half red leather over marbled boards; gilt-stamped spine with raised bands; original yellow pictorial wrappers bound-in. Paris: G. Boudet and C. Tallandier, 1897. Limited edition -- from a total of 1,050 copies, this is number 117 of 1,000 on 'Papier Velin. A very good(+) copy with light wear to binding, and previous owner's bookplate; plates are in excellent condition. This volume is the third part of a highly collectible three volume set which explores the significance of poster art in the 1880s and 90s. The first two volumes concern posters by French artists ("Les Affiches Illustrees"), while this volume is about posters printed elsewhere (specifically: Germany, Austria, England, America, Belgium and Japan). Color lithographs printed by Imprimerie Chaix. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897 Details coming shortly

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        The Valley of Zermatt and the Matterhorn: A Guide

      London: John Murray, 1897. 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. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Mansfield Park

      MACMILLAN AND CO, LONDON 1897 - gilted pages, discoloring, foxing, general wear, writing on cover page DATE PUBLISHED: 1897 EDITION: 429 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Vaughan's Sacred Poems. A Selection. [Ballantyne Press; in a Bookbinding stamped: Grabau].

      Hacon & Ricketts 52 Warwick Street, London MDCCCXCVII [1897]. Printed at the Ballantyne Press. One of a total of 210 copies. - Size of the binding: 5 1/4 inches x 7 3/4 in., Charles Ricketts' frontispiece and design title-page with borders; Arts & Crafts style initial letters. Designed by Charles Ricketts. 199 pp. + printer's colophon page, printed in a cross form. Bound in full, dark blue morocco leather, with four raised bands on the spine, and gilt-lettered title and decorations, gilt borders and simple floral designs on the covers, Art Nouveau style gilt toolings on the cover edges, simple floral tooling on the inner leather turn-ins. The front lower cover leather turn-in is goldstamped: -BEST- . * . GRABAU. (most likely by Buffalo, New York bookbinder, John Grabau; 1878-1948. The use of the term "BEST" here has not been identified.) Blue watered-surfaced paper endpapers, top-edge gilt, double, multi-colored headbands, purple silk bookmarker ribbon bound in; in a slipcase covered with matching blue paper, with a purple silk pull. The spine shows fading, with wear and rubbing present to the outer hinges, and a visible tear to the leather in the upper spine end. Some age-related tanning to page margins. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Plakat - Les vacances dhiver prolongées à nous la neige et le soleil. Lithographie.

      128 x 90,5 cm, Zustand A AuftraggeberIn: Schweizerische Verkehrszentrale, SVZ, Zürich, CH.- Libiszewski, Herbert Berthold (1897-1985), Grafiker, Maler und Stickereientwerfer. 1921-191 in Paris tätig als Modezeichner und Illustrator für Zeitschriften wie Vogue und Jardin des Modes.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        ILSÉE, PRINCESSE DE TRIPOLI

      Paris: H. Piazza et Cie, 1897. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 252 COPIES (this copy out of series). This very attractive binding by versatile American artisan Susan Allix enhances a work that is of considerable interest, no matter its covers. Czech artist Mucha (1860-1939) was a painter and illustrator as well as a designer of advertising materials, carpets, wallpaper, jewelry, and theater sets. If he did not exactly create the Art Nouveau movement, it is not too much to say that his work was central to its development; his production was prolific, and his reputation much enhanced by international exposure at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. With considerably more than 100 lithographs, the present large-format production is one of his major publications. His illustrations, as here, often feature young women in voluminous garments placed in beautifully smooth and flowing visual contexts that often evoke irresistible feelings of relaxation. "Ilsée" is based on Edmond Rostand's "La Princesse Lointaine," which itself derives from the story of a 12th century troubadour, both emphasizing the unattainability of women. After "Ilsée" was commissioned by the publisher Henri Piazza, the author Flers took so long to complete it that Mucha had just 90 days to prepare his 134 colored lithographs before the printing deadline. The role of the Princesse was written for Sarah Bernhardt, who had a happy history with Mucha. In 1894, our illustrator saw a notice of the need for an advertising poster for a play featuring Bernhardt, the most celebrated actress in Paris. Mucha volunteered to produce the poster, which so pleased Bernhardt that she agreed to a six-year contract with the artist for more such work. The cover design here has elements that suggest various types of growth and perhaps even the great cycle of life; whatever feelings it elicits (and whether it relates at all to the content of the book), it is certainly pleasing in terms of the forms and colors that are used in its composition.. 330 x 250 mm. (13 x 9 3/4"). 6 p.l. (first blank), 52, [4], 53-94, [4], 95-128 pp., [4] leaves. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 252 COPIES (this copy out of series). FINE TAN GOATSKIN, INLAID, ONLAID, AND TOOLED IN BLIND BY SUSAN ALLIX, covers with border of onlaid citron morocco, upper cover with two inlaid white morocco calla lilies, and with an inlaid and onlaid abstract design in shades of crimson, light blue, taupe, and tan, accented with many blind-stamped stars; lower cover with small abstract blind and onlaid design similar to that on the upper board, flat spine with title "Ilsée" onlaid as widely-spaced individual letters, purple handmade paper pastedowns, bronze patterned endpapers. Original green printed paper wrappers made into a binding that encloses blank leaves (as bulk to preserve the paper spine). Both morocco and paper volumes housed in a fine custom linen box with leather labels on back and upper cover and felt lining. Embossed half title by Alex Charpentier, and 132 color Art Nouveau lithographs by Alphonse Mucha. A couple of small marginal smudges, minor offsetting to final (blank) page from original wrappers, but A SPLENDID COPY OF A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK, now housed in an attractive, unworn binding. This very attractive binding by versatile American artisan Susan Allix enhances a work that is of considerable interest, no matter its covers. Czech artist Mucha (1860-1939) was a painter and illustrator as well as a designer of advertising materials, carpets, wallpaper, jewelry, and theater sets. If he did not exactly create the Art Nouveau movement, it is not too much to say that his work was central to its development; his production was prolific, and his reputation much enhanced by international exposure at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. With considerably more than 100 lithographs, the present large-format production is one of his major publications. His illustrations, as here, often feature young women in voluminous garments placed in beautifully smooth and flowing visual contexts that often evoke irresistible feelings of relaxation. "Ilsée" is based on Edmond Rostand's "La Princesse Lointaine," which itself derives from the story of a 12th century troubadour, both emphasizing the unattainability of women. After "Ilsée" was commissioned by the publisher Henri Piazza, the author Flers took so long to complete it that Mucha had just 90 days to prepare his 134 colored lithographs before the printing deadline. The role of the Princesse was written for Sarah Bernhardt, who had a happy history with Mucha. In 1894, our illustrator saw a notice of the need for an advertising poster for a play featuring Bernhardt, the most celebrated actress in Paris. Mucha volunteered to produce the poster, which so pleased Bernhardt that she agreed to a six-year contract with the artist for more such work. The cover design here has elements that suggest various types of growth and perhaps even the great cycle of life; whatever feelings it elicits (and whether it relates at all to the content of the book), it is certainly pleasing in terms of the forms and colors that are used in its composition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Government Elephant in State Costume. India

      1897 - Photographie,PZ vintage photochromie // Circa 1897 // photochromie, vintage photochrome // Format (cm): 21x27

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        The Dome Complete Run

      Unicorn Press 1897 - Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 1897) to New Series Vol. 7, No. 19/20/21 (May-July 1900), comprising five quarterly issues and twenty-one monthly issues, a complete run, in original hardbound and wrappered bindings. Octavos. Bindings near fine, except for No. 1, with stains to the boards, Nos. 16, 17,and 18, with chipping to the spines, and No. 19/20/21, the final triple issue, with marginal staining throughout and mildew to the final ten pages. Vol. 1, Issues 4 and 5 come with the elusive (chipped) dustjackets. The Dome, a celebrated quarterly, then monthly, published by the Unicorn Press and edited by Ernest J. Oldmeadow, was the last of the 1890s literary magazines that was both part of the aesthetic movement and widely popular. More than its predecessors The Yellow Book and The Savoy (which focused mostly on literature), The Dome dealt with several arts. Every issue was divided into four sections: architecture (and sometimes sculpture) with illustrations, literature, visual arts with illustrations, and music with actual scores often included. It was known for its in-depth studies of painters, which rose above the level of mere appreciations, and for the championing of promising talent. The art ranged over the centuries. Charles Holmes’ discussion of Japanese prints by Hiroshige and Hokusai were particularly important in directing attention to the oriental arts that influenced European modernism. Important contributors included Lucas Cranach (woodcuts “The Annunciation”, “A Saxon Prince on Horseback”), E. Gordon Craig, Edward Elgar (a piano solo minuet and a song Love alone will stay), Roger Fry, Laurence Housman (stories “The Troubling of the Waters” and “Little Saint Michael”), Alice Meynell, Arthur Symons, and William Butler Yeats (a poem “The Desire of Man and of Woman”). Complete runs in originals boards and wrappers are scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poèmes parisiens. Illustrations de Ch. Jouas gravées sur bois par H. Paillard.

      Paris, Imprimé pour Henri Béraldi, 1897. ____ Exemplaire de Pierre Béraldi de cette édition imprimée pour Henri Béraldi, son père. Mention imprimée au verso du faux-titre : "Tirage unique à 138 exemplaires numérotés à la presse sur papier de Chine (N°4) Pierre Béraldi". Une note manuscrite de Pierre Béraldi (ou un de ses enfants ?) indique les trois vignettes de cet ouvrage qui représentent les Béraldi, et une autre qui est une "reproduction fidèle du boudoir de Madame Henri Béraldi, 10 avenue de Messine. Le lustre, la pendule et les deux candélabres ont orné ensuite à la mort de ma mère notre salon des 83 rue de Monceau puis celui du 21 rue Condorcet." Une note imprimée à la fin déclare que les bois de Jouas ont été brûlés en présence d'Henri Béraldi, Lahure et Bauche. Couverture illustrée conservée. La reliure est signée L. Lemardeley, un des relieurs favoris de Béraldi. Très bel exemplaire*****. In-8. Collation : couverture, (12), 312, (6) pp. Maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Dracula

      GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY - later reprint of 1897, previous owners name inside front cover and on title page ink blotted out, colophon on title page, front hinge cracked, last page is a list of other detective by J.S. Fletcher starting with "The Strange Case of Mr. Henry Marchmont" and ending with "The Middle Temple Murder." DATE PUBLISHED: EDITION: 354 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Ornamentenschatz. Ein Musterbuch Stilvoller Ornamente Aus Allen Kunstepochen. 100 Tafeln Mit Uber 1500 Meist Farbigen Abbildungen Und Erlauterndem Text

      , 1897. 1897. Third edition. Hardcover. Fine. 3rd, enlarged and best edition, with 100 color chromolithographic plates, each measuring 13 by 10 inches, and these are accompanied with one page of text explanation. This is the last of the great 19th century chromolithographic plate books on the decorative arts and ornament which began with Owen Jones' "Grammar of Ornament".With original decorated burgundy cloth with late Medieval/baroque gilt and black decoration of fleur-de-lys diaper, etc. Slight cocking to binding, which tight. Minimal shelfwear, with pinprick spots of greater wear in a few corner points, and slight rubbing along gutter. Interior clean, with mild toning around perimeters. One text page with small edge chip loss. Overall a bright and fine copy.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        Works of Charles Darwin [Fifteen-Volume Set]

      New York: D. Appleton and Company. Hardcover. Very Good+. Complete set of 15 volumes. Undated, but c. 1897. Designated as both the "Author's Edition" and the "Authorized Edition," limited to 1000 sets. Uniformly bound in three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards; with two frontis portraits, illustrations in text, one folding map. A very good to near fine set, clean and sound, with no signficant flaws to the leather (a few small scuff marks). All volumes just slightly sunned at the spine, occasionally with sunning visible on the sides of spine as well as the face; also some uneven sunning to the rear boards of a few volumes. Includes: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (2 vols); The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species; The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms; The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs; The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (2 vols); Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America; Insectivorous Plants; Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle Round the World; Animals and Plants Under Domestication ( 2 vols); The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex; The Power of Movement in Plants; and Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Due to weight, extra shipping charges will be required for Priority or international orders.

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        WILD ANIMAL STORIES. A Panorama Picture Book.

      London, Nister No. 867, printed in Bavaria, (1897).. FIRST EDITION (1897), dated from NSTC, oblong 4to, 273 x 360 mm, 10¾ x 14 inches, cloth backed colour illustrated boards, (28) pages. 6 splendid double page coloured pop-up scenes, each in 3 tiers with elaborate die-cut frame at front of different trees, shrubs and terrain, large die cut animal pop-ups behind in natural habitat (bears, elephants, tigers etc.) black and white text illustrations also. First story: A Queer Monkey by George Manville Fenn. Head and tail of spine just slightly rubbed, corners and board edges slightly worn, tiny chips to surface paper at top corner of upper cover and lower edge of upper cover, boards very slightly grazed at edge of image, affecting sky only, endpapers faintly browned, contents very nice, pop-ups perfect. A very good copy of a wonderful Nister pop-up book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Our Peepshow: A Novel Panorama Book

      London & New York: Ernest Nister, 1897. Only edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Square 8vo. Introduction by F. E. Weatherly. Unpaginated. Three double-page chromolithographed die-cut pop-ups: Neddy's Friends (farm scene), Bunny-kin Town, and Wild Indians. Cloth spine, upper board is illustrated in color; rear board is plain. Light wear and soil to the boards, two pop-up folds seem to have been strengthened, ownership name and stamp on the front endpapers, else a near fine copy.

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        Landschaft in der Schwäbischen Alb. Kreide und Deckweiss auf Japan.

      - Unten links unter dem Passepartout signiert "Strich" und bezeichnet "Messstetten / am rauhen Bühl". Farbfriche Zeichnung des deutschen Malers Walter Strich-Chapell, der vorwiegend Landschaften der Schwäbischen Alb geschaffen. Der Maler Gustav Schönleber, der sein Talent erkannte, verhalf ihm 1897 zum Studium an der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe. In Meßstetten erhielt Strich-Chapell den Auftrag, Bilder für die 1912/13 von Architekten Martin Elsaesser im Jugendstil errichtete Kirche zu schaffen. Über seine Beziehung zur Schwäbischen Alb und zu Meßstetten äußerte er sich 1954 so: „Mich zog es immer wieder hinauf auf die Alb, vor allem auf die raue Alb, in die Gegend von Meßstetten, Ebingen. Hier war ich immer wieder zu finden, denn ich suchte von Anfang an die ursprüngliche Natur in ihren Stimmungen im Wechsel der Jahres- und Tageszeiten darzustellen, die Natur, unberührt vom Menschen und von den Veränderungen, die durch seiner Hände Werk ihr aufgedrückt wurden." - Eine horizontale Knickspur im oberen Darstellungsrand. Am oberen Rand fest hinter das Innen-Passepartout montiert. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Ornithology and Natural History Birds

      Extremely Rare Early Birding '' Birds Illustrated by Color photography prints ''Nature Study Publishing Company OFFICE: FISHER BUILDING CHICAGO - Complete set of all 15 Issues from January of 1897 and went until at least February 1898.Out of Print, ScarceA MONTHLY SERIALDESIGNED TO PROMOTEKNOWLEDGE OF BIRD-LIFECondition: Wear of soft covers, some of them loose and couple have no covers at all. Inside text and photos are clean and vivid.The different birds are illustrated with a lovely Colorful Illustration and then details about the individual bird. Some of the birds have poems and stories also included. The Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was begun in January of 1897 and went until at least February 1898.This publication was already scarce more than 115 years ago. There are a total of 15 issues as follows:Number 1, January 1987 The Nonpareil The Resplendent TrogonThe Mandarin DuckThe Golden PheasantThe Australian Grass ParrakeetThe Cock-Of-The-RockThe Red Bird Of ParadiseThe Yellow Throated ToucanThe Red-Rumped TanagerThe Golden OrioleNumber 2, February 1897The Blue JayThe Swallow-Tailed Indian RollerThe Red Headed Woodpecker and The Drummer BirdMexican Mot MotKing Parrot Or King LoryThe American Robin – The Bird Of The MorningThe Kingfisher – The Lone FishermanThe Red Wing Black Bird – The Bird Of SocietyBlue Mountain LoryThe American Red BirdNumber 3, March 1897Little Boy Blue – The Blue BirdThe SwallowThe Brown ThrushThe Japan PheasantThe FlickerThe BobolinkThe Crow and The Common CrowThe Return Of The BirdsThe Black TernThe Meadow LarkThe Long-Eared Owl Volume 1, Number 4, April 1897The Rose-Breasted GrosbeakThe Canada JayThe Purple GallinuleSmith's Painted LongspurThe American Cross Bill and The Legend Bird Day In The SchoolsThe California WoodpeckerThe Piedbill GrebeThe Bohemian Wax-WingThe Marsh WrenThe Arizona Green JayAmateur PhotographyVolume 1, Number 5, May 1897Nesting TimeNational Council of WomenThe Screech OwlThe Orchard OrioleThe Marsh HawkThe Black-Capped ChickadeeThe Scissor-Tailed FlycatcherThe Prothonotary Yellow WarblersThe Indigo BuntingThe Night HawkThe Wood ThrushThe American CatbirdVolume 1, Number 6, June 1897Bird SongThe Yellow-Throated VireoThe Mocking BirdJuneThe Black-Crowned Night HeronThe Ring-Billed GullThe Loggerhead ShrikeThe Baltimore OrioleBirds Vol 1 #6 – The Snowy OwlJune, Birds And FarmersThe Scarlet TanagerThe Ruffed GrouseThe Black And White Creeping WarblerBirds Vol 1 #6 – The Volume 1. January to June 1897 – IndexVolume 2, Number 1, July 1897Bird Song – JulyThe Bald-Headed EagleThe Semi-Palmated Ring PloverThe Mallard DuckThe American AvocetThe Canvas-Back DuckThe Wood DuckThe Anhinga Or Snake BirdThe American WoodcockThe American ScoterOld AbeThe Snowy HeronVolume 2, Number 2, August 1897Bird SongThe American OspreyThe Sora RailThe Kentucky WarblerThe Red Breasted MerganserThe Yellow LegsThe SkylarkWilson's PhalaropeThe Evening GrosbeakThe Turkey VultureTo A Water-FowlGambel's PartridgeVolume 2, Number 3, September 1897Bird Song – SeptemberThe Yellow WarblerThe Hermit ThrushThe Song SparrowThe CuckooThe Ruby-Throated Humming BirdThe House WrenThe PhoebeThe Ruby-Crowned KingletThe Mourning DoveHow The Birds Secured Their RightsThe Captive's EscapeThe White-Breasted NuthatchVolume 2, Number 4, October 1897The Blackburnian WarblerThe Lost MateThe American GoldfinchThe Chimney SwiftShore LarkThe Yellow-Bellied SapsuckerThe Warbling VireoThe Wood PeweeThe SnowflakeThe Slate-Colored JuncoThe KingbirdVolume 2, Number 5, November 1897John James AudubonThe Summer TanagerThe American White-Fronted GooseThe TurnstoneThe Belted Piping PloverThe Wild TurkeyThe Cerulean WarblerThe Yellow-Billed Tropic BirdThe European KingfisherThe Vermilion Fly-CatcherThe Lazuli BuntingBird Miscellany PlusVolume 2, Number 6, December 1897The Ornithological CongressThe Mountain BluebirdThe English SparrowAllen's Humming BirdThe Green-Winged TealThe Black GrouseThe American FlamingoThe VerdinThe Bronzed GrackleThe Ring-Necked PheasantBird MiscellanyThe Yellow-Breasted Chat

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        Ilsée princesse de Tripoli

      Edition, a 180 copies numbered on vellum to form.Illustrated book of 132 original lithographs by Alphonse Mucha.Nice and rare copy. Editions d'art H. Piazza Paris 1897 25,5x33cm broché

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        Later Renaissance Architecture in England, Parts 1-4, and 6

      London: B.T. Batsford. (1897-1901). First. Subscriber's Part Sets. Five large portfolios (Parts 1-4, 6). Half cloth and printed paper-covered boards. Includes the complete text and 141 black & white gravure plates of photographs. Lacking one plate from part 4 and two plates from part 6 (and the 26 plates issued in part 5), else complete. Ex-library copy with bookplates and small ink stamp on the title page and most plates in the upper margins. Scattered chipping to the edges of the tissue guards, light soiling and small tears to the edges of the title and half-title pages, else overall a very good set. A detailed collation follows: Part 1. [4], 12pp., 26 plates; Part 2. [4]pp., 26 plates); Part 3. 26 plates; Part 4. 25 plates (lacking one plate: University Library, Cambridge); Part 6. Half-title, [vii]-xviii, 116pp., 38 plates (lacking 2 plates: Belton House, Grentham). .

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        The Will To Believe, And Other Essays In Popular Philosophy (Inscribed By Henry James)

      New York / London / Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8 5/8" Tall. Inscribed by Henry James. 1st Printing Xvii, 332 Pp. Green Cloth, Top Edge Gilt, Deckled Edges, Paper Spine Label. First Printing, 1897 Date On Title Page, 1896 Copyright Date, No Additional Printing Indicated. Inscribed " To Mrs. (?) - Muir Mackenzie, The Benediction Of Henry James Oct: 31: 1901-" Mrs. Muir Mackenzie Was A Well Known Figure In London Society; Her Daughter "Miss Muir Mackenzie" Was An Expert Governess And Henry James Appointed Her "Hereditary Grand Governess" Of His Garden At Lamb House [See His Letters]. Light Wear, No Fraying, Considerable Wear To Paper Spine Label With A Few Minute Losses But Still Quite Readable; Rear Hinge Mostly Cracked. A Very Few Light Pencil Notes And Short Underlinings In Text, Not By James. Association Copies Between The Two James Brothers Are Uncommon.

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        The Christian: A Story

      New York: D. Appleton. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1897. Cloth. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles and decoration on upper board and spine, brown clay-paper endpages, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. iv, [540], 12 (ads). Spine tips and corners rubbed, text block edges age-toned, else clean and bright; jacket chipped at the spine tips and corners, creased at the flap joins, spine a little age-toned .

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        The Works

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1897. Leather_bound. Fine. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1897. Leather_bound. Twenty-six volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of John Ruskin. The Connoisseur Edition is limited to fifty copies which this is number 48. Portrait, etching, engraving, landscape and other illustrations throughtout set. Title include Modern Painters, The Stones of Venice, Seven Lamps of Architecture, The Two Paths Love's Meinie Val D' Arno, St. Marks Crest, Ethics Of The Dust, The Crown Of The Wild Olives, etc. Bound in three quarter crushed red morocco over marbled boards, spine dense giltl decorations of floral and crown motif, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, A handsome set in fine binding.

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        Following The Equator (First Edition, First Issue)

      Hartford, Chicago: American Publishing Company, 1897. First Edition, First Issue. Morocco / Cloth. Very Good +. 8 3/4" Tall. Illustrations Throughout. 1st Printing 712 Pp. Blue Cloth, Illustration On Front Cover, Gilt. First Issue With Printer's Mark "11" On P. 161, Publisher's Name As American Publishing Company (Only), No Mention Of Dorothy Mcclure, 1 Final Blank Endpaper. Near Fine, Slight Rubbing, Immaculate, No Foxing To Pages Or Tissue Guard, No Fraying. Recased (Hinges Were Cracked, Now Repaired).

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        Following the Equator: A Journey Around the Globe

      Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1897. First edition, first issue of the author's pointed social critique of British Imperialism with the signature mark "11" on page 161. Frontispiece of Twain. Octavo, original blue cloth, mounted cover illustration. In fine condition. Mark Twain toured the British Empire in 1895, during which time he began concocting a travelogue about the experience that was published in 1897. Twain's narrative spans the globe, from Australia to Hawaii. Full of tall-tales and real-life criticisms of imperialist arrogance, it is written with Twain's characteristic wit and enthusiasm for a good, entertaining story. Following the Equator was Twain's last travel book, and "also his most serious... He relates the narrative as himself... The serious tone in some ways makes this is best travel narrative" (MacDonnell, 53).

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        Following The Equator (First Edition, First Issue)

      Hartford, Chicago: American Publishing Company, 1897. First Edition, First Issue. Morocco / Cloth. Very Good +. 8 3/4" Tall. Illustrations Throughout. 1st Printing 712 Pp. Blue Cloth, Illustration On Front Cover, Gilt. First Issue With Printer's Mark "11" On P. 161, Publisher's Name As American Publishing Company (Only), No Mention Of Dorothy Mcclure, 1 Final Blank Endpaper. Near Fine, Slight Rubbing, Immaculate, No Foxing To Pages Or Tissue Guard, No Fraying. Recased (Hinges Were Cracked, Now Repaired).

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        FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR

      , 1897. 1897. A Journey around the World. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. Original blue cloth with front cover plate and gilt-decorated spine. First Edition, with the title page in what is generally considered the first state (with no mention of McClure). This was Twain's travel narrative (beginning in Vancouver and ending in Cape Town, by way of Australia and India), illustrated by eleven artists of the day, with which he had "hoped to make good the tangled finances of the ill-fated publishing firm, Charles L. Webster & Company, of which Mark himself was the company" [Johnson]. It was Twain's last travel book, and it was also the last of his books to be sold on a subscription basis.~As with most copies, the signature mark "11" is present on page 161 -- but this is not an issue point, as priority is unknown. This is an attractive, near-fine copy (the slightest of rubbing at the extremities). Blanck 3451; Johnson pp 65-68.

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

      J B Millet, Boston 1897 - Volumes 1, 2, and 4 only (of 10), large folio. Photographic illustrations. Deluxe publisher's binding in Japanese style vari-colored brocaded silk over boards, with tassels and cords. With an essay on Japanese Art by Kakuzo Okakura, Director of the Imperial Art School at Tokyo, Japan. "The initial letters and tailpieces are reproduced from special designs furnished by the Imperial art school at Tokyo. The collotype prints of Japanese flowers are made in Tokyo by K. Ogawa. The decorative designs by Japanese artists have been carefully selected from a large collection . The photographs are all made and colored by hand in Japan . The half-tone illustrations . are reproductions of photographs carefully selected in Japan under Japanese guidance" (Introduction by Arthur J. Mundy). Some wear to bindings, a few corners peeled Limited edition, number 445 of 750 copies. [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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        [Epistolarum familiarum] 55 leaf fragment

      np, nd. Fragment containing leaves g5-o4. 1 vols. 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. 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.".

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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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        ILSÉE, PRINCESSE DE TRIPOLI

      H. Piazza et Cie, Paris 1897 - 330 x 250 mm. (13 x 9 3/4"). 6 p.l. (first blank), 52, [4], 53-94, [4], 95-128 pp., [4] leaves. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 252 COPIES (this copy out of series). FINE TAN GOATSKIN, INLAID, ONLAID, AND TOOLED IN BLIND BY SUSAN ALLIX, covers with border of onlaid citron morocco, upper cover with two inlaid white morocco calla lilies, and with an inlaid and onlaid abstract design in shades of crimson, light blue, taupe, and tan, accented with many blind-stamped stars; lower cover with small abstract blind and onlaid design similar to that on the upper board, flat spine with title "Ilsée" onlaid as widely-spaced individual letters, purple handmade paper pastedowns, bronze patterned endpapers. Original green printed paper wrappers made into a binding that encloses blank leaves (as bulk to preserve the paper spine). Both morocco and paper volumes housed in a fine custom linen box with leather labels on back and upper cover and felt lining. Embossed half title by Alex Charpentier, and 132 color Art Nouveau lithographs by Alphonse Mucha. A couple of small marginal smudges, minor offsetting to final (blank) page from original wrappers, but A SPLENDID COPY OF A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK, now housed in an attractive, unworn binding. This very attractive binding by versatile American artisan Susan Allix enhances a work that is of considerable interest, no matter its covers. Czech artist Mucha (1860-1939) was a painter and illustrator as well as a designer of advertising materials, carpets, wallpaper, jewelry, and theater sets. If he did not exactly create the Art Nouveau movement, it is not too much to say that his work was central to its development; his production was prolific, and his reputation much enhanced by international exposure at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. With considerably more than 100 lithographs, the present large-format production is one of his major publications. His illustrations, as here, often feature young women in voluminous garments placed in beautifully smooth and flowing visual contexts that often evoke irresistible feelings of relaxation. "Ilsée" is based on Edmond Rostand's "La Princesse Lointaine," which itself derives from the story of a 12th century troubadour, both emphasizing the unattainability of women. After "Ilsée" was commissioned by the publisher Henri Piazza, the author Flers took so long to complete it that Mucha had just 90 days to prepare his 134 colored lithographs before the printing deadline. The role of the Princesse was written for Sarah Bernhardt, who had a happy history with Mucha. In 1894, our illustrator saw a notice of the need for an advertising poster for a play featuring Bernhardt, the most celebrated actress in Paris. Mucha volunteered to produce the poster, which so pleased Bernhardt that she agreed to a six-year contract with the artist for more such work. The cover design here has elements that suggest various types of growth and perhaps even the great cycle of life; whatever feelings it elicits (and whether it relates at all to the content of the book), it is certainly pleasing in terms of the forms and colors that are used in its composition. This very attractive binding by versatile American artisan Susan Allix enhances a work that is of considerable interest, no matter its covers. Czech artist Mucha (1860-1939) was a painter and illustrator as well as a designer of advertising materials, carpets, wallpaper, jewelry, and theater sets. If he did not exactly create the Art Nouveau movement, it is not too much to say that his work was central to its development; his production was prolific, and his reputation much enhanced by international exposure at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. With considerably more than 100 lithographs, the present large-format production is one of his major publications. His illustrations, as here, often feature young women in voluminous garments placed in beautifully smooth and flowing visual contexts that often evoke irresistible feelin

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        The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (With Bookplate Signed By Wells, And Ownership Bookplate Of John Barrymore)

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897. First Edition, First Printing. Red Cloth, Gilt. Good +. Signed by H G Wells. 1st Printing 245 Pp + 2 Page Catalogue At End. Title Page With Title Printed In Red. Signatures Numbered At Foot Of Pages, Thus Correct "2" At Bottom Of First Page. Original Red Cloth, Gilt Titles And Author's Name With Black Illustration On Cover, Gilt Lettering On Spine. Old Elaborate Woodcut Or Linoleum Cut Bookplate 4" X 3 3/8" Stating"John Barrymore / Ex Libris", A Candle Above An Open Book At Center, Trees And Dramatic Masks At Sides, "J.B." Printed Initials In Small Letters At Bottom [Apparently Engraved By Barrymore At A Time When Many Literary Persons Of Means Engraved Their Own Bookplates]. With A Second Bookplate 4" X 2 7/8", Black Border, Photo Of A 40-Ish H G Wells In Oval Below His Name In Full, On Which There Is A Neatly Attached Printed Card With Original Signature Of Wells Below. Worn, With One Tiny Point Of Fraying At Top Rear Spine Corner. Gilt Lettering Fairly Clear And Bright With A Tiny Loss To Part Of Publisher's Name At Base Of Spine, All Letters Present Including "Ltd." At Base Of Spine. Hinges Cracked Completely At Endpapers But Expertly Repaired. There Is A 1 1/2" X 1/2" V-Chip At Foredge Of First Free Endpaper. Very Very Faint Dampstain Along Lower Edges Of Binding, Noticeable Internally On Endpapers And Catalog At End. A Movie Association Copy, As Barrymore Appeared In The Film "The Invisible Woman" In 1941. This Example At One Time From The Sf Collection Of Actor Nicholas Cage, But Not Marked As Such.

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