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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      H S Nichols, London 1897 - Penzer p 20. This is the "coffin set" or boxed 1897 edition printed by Nichols. Of all the reprints, the second best (after the true first) is the Nichols edition of 1897. The most elaborate of these is Style C described in the prospectus as follows: In three quarter levant, Selected Syrian large grained Angora goat skins. Sumac tanned of the characteristoics Damascus red. Full gold black and five double bands, Grolier corners, gold tops, tooled sides, silk head bands, triple cord stitching, hollow backs, rein forced joints, gold veined end papers. The twelve volumes enclosed in a leather casket 23" x 12.5" x 8.5 ", to place on an ordinary bookshelf or stand on a table. The casket in olive green morocco, lined soft cloth with a spring lock and key of oriental design (this set does Not have the key). It contains the 71 Letchford plates printed on special paper. Volumes over 400 pages each. The set was issued at L15,15s each. There were 500 such sets. All 12 of the books in this set are Fine, appearing as if never read or opened. The case, however, has seen better days. The leather is dried and cracking, and chipped, and the inside shows its age. Repeat, the key is missing. A very scarce and stunning set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy.

      Longmans Green & Co., New York 1897 - Half title + TP + [v] = Dedication + [vii]-xiv = Preface + [xv]-xvii =Contents + [1]-332 + 1 blank leaf, Octavo. First Edition (McDermott 1897-3).With marginalia and occasional underlining in black ink to pages115-117, 120-122, 134-136 & 143 and red pencil marginalia and occasional underlining to pages 216-224 & 264. A truly seminal work for any understanding of William James' thought, this popular collection of nine essays - written between 1879 and 1896 - was first published in an edition of 1,000 copies in March of 1897 and had to be reprinted twice that same year and many time thereafter. (See James, WTB, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1979, pp. 307-8)Many of James's most important and innovative contributions are developed in this early book - including his advocacy of pluralism and what he calls in the Preface "radical empiricism". The book clearly illustrates James's efforts to weave together insights from psychology, philosophy, and religion without great regard for narrow lines of professional specialization and shows, in the wake of the "The Principles of Psychology, his growing concern with religious questions. In the opening controversial essay, "The Will to Believe", (which James admitted, might better have been called "The Right to Believe") is "a defence of our right to adopt a believing attitude in religious matters, in spite of the fact that our merely logical intellect may not have been coerced." Driven by his fierce rejection of W.K. Clifford's statement that "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything upon insufficient evidence", James spends most of this essay challenging and then dismissing this very limited 'scientific' approach to truth, knowledge and belief and defending the right to adopt a belief that might prove beneficial. In general, James makes a place for and shows the importance to life for a belief in transcendent reality and he does so, pointedly, without endorsing any specific religious creed. (See Richardson, William James in the Maelstrom of American Modernism, Houghton Mifflin, 2006, pp. 361-365 for more details on this book.)Of special note, James dedicated this book to Charles Sanders Peirce of whom he says: "To My Old Friend, Charles Saunders [sic] Peirce, To whose philosophic comradeship in old times and to whose writings in more recent years I owe more incitement and help than I can express or repay." Original publisher's green cloth with a 2½" high paper label to the spine - which is just a bit darkened and worn but 100% readable. The most minimal of wear also to the head and toe of the spine. Other than the marginalia and occasional underline noted above, this is an amazingly well preserved copy of this important and scarce book by William James. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance.

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.viii; 246; [2] advertisements. Page 1 is incorrectly numbered as 2, rubric lettered title page printied in black and orange. Pictorial red cloth blocked in black and gilt. A tight copy with nicely rounded spine, contents lightly toned, no inscriptions, old repaired tear to leading edge of flyleaf, cloth rather clean, spine a little sunned. A handsome, superior copy of Wells' classic sci-fi novella, being a commentary on the misuse of science for selfish ends; the famous story of a scientist who tampers with nature in his pursuit of superhuman powers.

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        PAUL TRAVERS' ADVENTURES

      Chicago: Way & Williams, 1897. This antique hardcover novel is bound in blue-gray cloth with black cover lettering and a black and yellow cover illustation by Bert Cassidy depicting Paul Travers lost at sea on a raft, signalling to a far-off ship by waving his shirt. The rear cover has a yellow and black picture of a sad-looking tiger; both covers have narrow yellow and black borders. Spine lettering is black. There is edgewear and soil to the covers, front hinge starting, faded spine, some spine wear. All 12 of Bert Cassidy's indexed full-page black-and-white plates are present. The book is a fictionalized account of the author's adventures as a young newsboy traveling through the Old West, the South Pacific and beyond. 368 pages; approx. 5"x8".. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Cassidy, Bert.

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        ASTORIA OR ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. TWO VOLUMES

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897., New York and London - First edition thus. Tacoma Edition. Two Volumes. White cloth, titles in gold gilt on front cover and spine, top edges gold gilt, decorations on front cover and spine in gold gilt and maroon, xxi [3], 389 pp. + xvi [2], 391 pp. At the request of John Jacob Astor, Washington Irving agreed to write the story of Astor's ill-fated attempt to control the lucrative fur trade of the Pacific Northwest by establishing a fort at the mouth of the Columbia River in 1811. Irving was given access to Astor's huge collection of manuscript material, and in the Introduction, Irving also acknowledges the use of some information from previously published works: "I have, therefore, availed myself occasionally of collateral lights supplied by the published journals of other travelers who have visited the scenes described: such as Messers. Lewis and Clarke (SIC), Bradbury, Breckenridge, Franchere, and Ross Cox, and make a general acknowledgement of aid received from these quarters." "Classic account of the first American attempt at settlement on the Pacific coast, 1811--initial action towards substantiating our claim to Oregon--including the earliest extended relation of Wilson P. Hunt's overland expedition from St. Louis to that settlement."--Wright Howes. The important map of the overland routes of Robert Stuart and Wilson P. Hunt is found here in fine condition, with 1 minor closed tear only affecting the blank margin. Of this map, Carl Wheat gives high praise, "an important milestone in western mapping." "Irving's book is indispensable to the student of early western history."--George Tweney. Through the combination of Astor's manuscript material and Irving's literary skill, Astoria is a work of historical importance and is truly a pleasure to read. Uniform sunning to spine of both volumes. Previous owner's bookplate. Bright gilt on spine. An exceptionally attractive set. Highly recommended. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rare Autographed Letter Signed in French

      Cairo 1897 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Charming Manuscript Victorian Child's Scribbling & drawing book Kept by a Cyril R. Down, of St. Luke's Vicarage, Dudley, Staffordshire, in the Industrial Black Country, Coal Mining Steam Trains, Locomotives, Ships, Ocean Liners, 1897-1902

      Unpublished Manuscript, Dudley 1897 - This is a delightfully naïve and slowing maturing Child's Manuscript Scribbling & Drawing book, kept by a Cyril R. Down of St Luke's Vicarage, Dudley, Staffordshire, with dates in the book ranging from 1897-1902, over 250 used pages including a few loosely inserted illustrations, the book shows the mind and imaginings of a young boy growing up in the industrial Black Country of Staffordshire at the end of the Victorian era, he has a preoccupation with Trains and Ships which figure heavily in his drawings, along with a number of Maps, also included among the many drawings are a number of short writings and tales. He imagines he has his own Coal Mine with drawings of the "Down & Co" Colliery, he even includes a page of costs and wages for the mine, also the "Down & Co Limited Iron & Brass Engineering Works", and his own Railway "C R Down's Tramway" which he gives a history of and drawings, there is a delightful little one page tale of "An Attack on an English Mail Train in 1897 between York and Edinburgh by what as he describes as Villainous Rogues, the accompanying drawing shows them armed with Bows and Arrows, a wild west scene in Northern England. Also other short tales of "Adventures in Wallypug Land" and "Robinson Crusoe", the drawings vary from childish scribblings to more accomplished drawings of Steam trains, Ships and Ocean Liners, a number of the pages have been removed, and some have some loss, 13 inches tall bound in an old half leather which is worn and used with splits to the leather with heavy rubbing else in good general condition. a charming insight into the imagination of a young boy growing up in the heart of industrial Victorian England Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE COLORATION OF INSECTS.

      Leipsic: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1897. Large portfolio with moderate shelfwear and rubbing to the extremities, and moderate browing to the extremities. Two of the three string-ties are intact, as is the printed paper label. Contains [viii], 16 pages of text followed by 9 vivid chromolithographed color plates. The pages measure 17 inches in height. Minor to moderate foxing to the text and minor foxing to the tissue protectors and plates. Text is in English. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Folio.

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        Le théâtre des funambules : ses mimes, ses acteurs et ses pantomimes depuis sa fondation, jusqu'à sa démolition

      First Edition of which there is no mention of leading copies. Our copy is enriched with an autograph manuscript of 3 pages Léautaud Paul, written to two backs catalog pages of the Mercure de France and a prayer insert, consisting of biographies of Deburau dynasty those famous mime Jean-Baptiste Gaspard and his son no less illustrious Charles as well as mime Paul Legrand, disciple and rival Deburau I, Paul Léautaud had known in his childhood. Finally, we join three engravings representing the theater entrance of Funambules, Deburau and Paul Legrand. lightened spine a joint slightly cracked and glued in mind. Single set. Provenance: from the library of Paul Léautaud. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Léon Sapin Paris 1897 16,5x25,5cm broché

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        The Practice Of Palmistry For Professional Purposes. With an Introduction by the Late Adolphe Desbarrolles. Over 1100 Original Illustrations and a Complete Palmistic Dictionary. [Signed copy].

      The National School of Palmistry, [1897]., Chicago: - Pagination: 192, (6), (193), 416p. 1/2 burgundy calf over cloth, boards slightly rubbed, recently rebacked, title in gilt to spine. Text in fine condition. Signed by author, limited edition. Very rare. Illustrations: Profusely illustrated. Edgar de Valcourt-Vermont (pseudo: Comte C. de Saint-Germain )was president of the American Chirological Society and National School of Palmistry. He was author of the books: Hand Book of Modern Palmistry (1893) and Practical Palmistry (1897). It is stated that this Saint-German was a fraud, not a ?Count? at all, and was a journalist for the Chicago Times. He maintained a palmistry column in this newspaper for some years and between 1884 and 1897. First Edition. Rare, numbered limited edition, Numbered ?382? SIGNED by Saint-Germain. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Henry Du Pont Signed Stock Certificate

      1897 - Printed Document Signed ("H. du Pont"). January 22, 1897. 1p. oblong quarto. The Wilmington and Northern Rail Road Company stock certificate. Being an issuance of 2 shares. Cancelled signatures, small paper loss from cut out cancellation, else Good.BiographyHenry Du Pont. Union officer during the Civil War and won the Medal of Honor. He was President of the Wilmington and Northern Rail Road Company; and a U.S. Senator.

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

      Boston: J B Millet, 1897. Limited edition, number 445 of 750 copies. Some wear to bindings, a few corners peeled. 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).

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        Paris En Sonnets

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

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        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.

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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.

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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." ;

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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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        Jugend. Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben. 1897-1912/1. - 15 1/2 Jahrgänge in 31 Bänden.

      Verlag d. Jugend 1897-1912, München - 4to (30 x 23 cm). Mit zahlr., vielfach ganz- und doppelseitigen, teils farbigen Illustrationen. Schlichte Hlwd. d. Zeit m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel (1 Band abweichend gebunden). Vollständige Folge vom 2. Jahrgang bis zum 1. Halbjahr 1912. Inkl. aller Bandtitel u. Inhaltsverzeichnisse sowie aller Hefte mit Titelblättern sowie den Anzeigenseiten. Sorgfältig auf Vollständigkeit geprüft, es fehlen lediglich wenige Bl. in 2 Bänden, die in Kopie beiliegen. - Rücken gebräunt, einige Bände m. leicht gelockerten Innengelenken. Teils m. offiziellen Zensurstempeln. Innen sauber u. wohlerhalten. Die Titelbl. teils angeschnitten. - Bis auf den 1. Jahrgang vollständige Reihe aus den wichtigen Jahren dieser stilprägenden Veröffentlichung, die bekanntermaßen Namensgeberin für den Jugendstil wurde. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage (ca. 75 kg). 75000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        Pays D'Annam, Le

      White Lotus, Paris 1897 - Pays D'Annam, Le [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.).

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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.

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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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