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

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        The Seats of the Mighty

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

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

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

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

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        A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION - Alma-Tadema, 1897.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        [Tractatus de prescriptionibus.] [Running title:] Tractatus prescriptionum. 35 leaf fragment

      With five large woodcut initials. Text in two columns, with occasional shoulder notes. Ff. 34 to 58, signed [f4] to k4. 1 vols. Folio. In late nineteenth century reverse calf binding. Lower margins with old dampstaining, some brittleness, small losses affecting a few shoulder notes. Good. With large bookplate of Afrikaans poet Eugène Marais. With five large woodcut initials. Text in two columns, with occasional shoulder notes. Ff. 34 to 58, signed [f4] to k4. 1 vols. Folio. With the symbolic bookplate of Afrikaans poet and pioneering ethologist Eugène Marais. The bookplate measures 4-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches, and was designed by James J. Guthrie (his monogram at lower left); printed: London, 1897. The motto, Dit of Dood, translates as "This or Death" ; in The Dark Stream. The Story of Eugne Marais (Jonathan Ball, 1982), reflecting upon the time Marais spent in London in the 1890s, biographer Leon Rousseau devotes a substantial passage to discussing the symbolism and implications of this bookplate.

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        Tractatus de prescriptionibus.] [Running title:] Tractatus prescriptionum. 35 leaf fragment

      - With five large woodcut initials. Text in two columns, with occasional shoulder notes. Ff. 34 to 58, signed [f4] to k4. 1 vols. Folio. With the symbolic bookplate of Afrikaans poet and pioneering ethologist Eugène Marais. The bookplate measures 4-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches, and was designed by James J. Guthrie (his monogram at lower left); printed: London, 1897. The motto, Dit of Dood, translates as "This or Death" ; in The Dark Stream. The Story of Eugne Marais (Jonathan Ball, 1982), reflecting upon the time Marais spent in London in the 1890s, biographer Leon Rousseau devotes a substantial passage to discussing the symbolism and implications of this bookplate. In late nineteenth century reverse calf binding. Lower margins with old dampstaining, some brittleness, small losses affecting a few shoulder notes. Good. With large bookplate of Afrikaans poet Eugène Marais With five large woodcut initials. Text in two columns, with occasional shoulder notes. Ff. 34 to 58, signed [f4] to k4. 1 vols. Folio [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Feuille. Par Zo d'Axa.

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

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        Quinze Histoires d'Edgar Poë. Illustrations De Louis Legrand.

      Imprimé Pour Les Amis Des Livres Par Chamerot et Renouart, Paris 1897 - Anteportada - portada - 401 pp. - 1 hoja - 7 pp. de la Société des Amis des Livres - 1 hoja y 30 láminas con 15 ilustraciones en dos estados, uno definitivo de las 15 planchas definitivas firmadas en plancha por el artista y 15 de pruebas de artista, todas grabados originales a la talla-dulce y en papel Japon. También 30 ilustraciones entre el texto. Edición única no venal de 115 ejemplares, numerados (nº30) y nominados. Perfecto ejemplar conservando las cubiertas originales, encuadernado por Canape, R. D. a pleno marroquin y con un delicioso mosaico en la tapa superior y un emblema en la posterior. Lomera con nervios. Guardas en seda enmarcadas en piel fileteada al oro. Cortes dorados. Caja de resguardo con acabados en piel. Size: 28 x 20 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Captains Courageous Story of Grand Banks

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

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        Captains Courageous

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

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

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

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        La clarté de vie

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

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        John Gabriel Borkman: A Play in Four Acts

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

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

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

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        Gedruckte Todesanzeige der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

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

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

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

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

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

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        Epistolarum familiarum] 55 leaf fragment

      nd, np - Fragment containing leaves g5-o4. 1 vols. With the symbolic bookplate of Afrikaans poet and pioneering ethologist Eugène Marais. The bookplate measures 4-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches, and was designed by James J. Guthrie (his monogram at lower left); printed: London, 1897. The motto, Dit of Dood, translates as "This or Death" ; in The Dark Stream. The Story of Eugne Marais (Jonathan Ball, 1982), reflecting upon the time Marais spent in London in the 1890s, biographer Leon Rousseau devotes a substantial passage to discussing the symbolism and implications of this bookplate.Of Marais' life and poetry, Janwillem van de Wetering wrote, "Afrikaans poets all seemed to be on opium, dagga (marihuana) and alcohol (in die kar nog 'n sopie op die kerkhof nog 'n hopie). They didn't live long and had a way with words. Many Dutch writers say Afrikaans is the ideal language to write poetry in.". Bound in nineteen-century blind-tooled reversed calf, light waterstaining and soiling throughout. Large (4-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches) symbolic 1897 bookplate of Afrikaans poet and pioneering ethologist Eugène Marais Fragment containing leaves g5-o4. 1 vols

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        Die infantile Cerebrallähmung

      1897 - de (4), 327, (1) pages et 3 Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1897, in-4, de (4), 327, (1) pages et 3 tableaux repliés, plein vélin blanc moderne, Première édition, peu courante, du texte fondateur de la neurologie pédiatrique, et du texte le plus important du jeune neurologue, Sigmund Freud. "Freud is today considered a founder of pediatric neurology, and Pollack called Freud's Infantile Cerebrallähmung, "one of the most important works ever written on this object". (Norman) "Freud gave an excellent description of the various forms of cerebral palsy, with precise classification of the different spastic symptoms and references to the extra-pyramidal symptoms ; he also mentionned the extra-pyramidal symptoms" (Garrison and Morton). Restauration de papier à la page de titre, et petites déchirures, sans atteinte au texte, en marges de quelques feuillets (second tableau et pages 81-85), sinon bon exemplaire sans rousseur. Norman F32 ; Garrison and Morton 4708.2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Au drapeau! -

      Librairie Hachette 1897 -, Paris - 1 volume. Grand in-4. VI-313 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin cerise. Dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés et date dorée au talon. Quadruple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats. Toutes tranches dorées. Contreplats de soie bleue encadrés d'une bande de maroquin rouge ornée de filets dorés. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée Ch. SEPETIER. Orné de 12 planches hors texte, 12 en-têtes et 12 culs-de-lampe reproduits en couleurs par H. Reymond d'après les aquarelles de J. LE BLANT. Couverture d'après une aquarelle de Giraldon. Avec une préface par George Duruy et un tableau historique des régiments français. Très bel exemplaire. Récits militaires extraits des mémoires de G. Bussiècre, du comte de Ségur, du maréchal Masséna, du général de Pelleport, du maréchal Marmont, du commandant du Fresnel, du général Corbineau, du général Thoumas, du général Ambert, du général baron Lejeune, de Norvins, de A. Vandal, de A. Thiers, du comte de Michaud, de A. Lallemand, de E. de Lyden, du baron Petiet, de Camille Rousset, du capitaine Richard, de Garnier-Pagès, du général du Barail, de A. Rambaud [.]. EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE contenant 36 AQUARELLES ORIGINALES signées de Julien LE BLANT, soit 12 planches hors- texte, 12 en-têtes et 12 culs-de-lampe. Chaque aquarelle originale a été placée en regard de la gravure. On joint également l'aquarelle préparatoire de Giraldon pour la couverture. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Kelmscott Press- Presentation Copy from May Morris] The Sundering Flood

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. Original holland-backed boards, printed label on spine. A Presentation Copy from the author's daughter, May Morris, noted artist, designer and active in the affairs of William Morris, socialism, as well as co-founding the Women's Guild of Arts in 1907. Her inscription is on the front free endpaper: "From May Morris / Lond. 1907." 310 Copies on paper, printed in Chaucer type in red and black, first page of text with full woodcut page-border, numerous partial page borders, 12-line and smaller initials, printer's device. Owner's initials on recto of first flyleaf reads: "A. C. R." The book was possibly presented to Arthur Compton Rickett, biographer of Theodore Watts-Dunton as well as William Morris. This Kelmscott title was the last romance by William Morris, finished just prior to the author's death and subsequently, his daughter, May Morris, oversaw the editing and printing. Label chipped and with loss to word, "Sundering." Cloth cracked along joints and boards a little soiled, all else very good.

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        Near Woodstock on the D. S. P. & P. RR. Photograph

      - Image area measures 17 1/8" x 21". Mounted. A crack in the original plate appears as a curved line across the upper left. 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 01287, and the imprint of the Detroit Photographic Company, which bought Jackson's plates from him in 1897. Shown are a train locomotive and caboose of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railway with men posing next to the tracks. Circa 1880s-1890s. 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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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Mitteleuropas. Neu bearbeitet von G. Berg, R. Blasius u.a. Herausgegeben von Carl R. Hennicke. 12 Teile in 5 Textbänden und 2 Tafelportfolios.

      Gera-Untermhaus, Köhler, (1897)-1905.. Folio. Text: Zeitgenössisches Halbleinen mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. Tafeln: Zeitgenössisches, schlichte Ganzleinenportfolios mit Klappdeckel. Mit 449 (davon 439 chromolithogr.) Tafeln. Textbände leicht berieben, Titel alt gestempelt. Die Tafeln von gelegentlichen leichten Randläsuren abgesehen in frischer Erhaltung. Nissen, IVB 667. Anker, 356. – Standardwerk der deutschsprachigen Ornithologie (einschließlich der Oologie), basierend auf dem unverändert übernommenen Text Naumanns, jedoch von etwa 40 namhaften Ornithologen der Zeit durch teils sehr umfangreiche Anmerkungen in Fußnoten und Ergänzungen aktualisiert. Die Illustrationen, in Technik und Stil von den vorausgehenden Ausgaben des Naumannschen Klassikers völlig abweichend und von einer Vielzahl der bekanntesten Vogelmaler der Zeit entworfen (u.a. O. Riesenthal, O. Kleinschmidt, J. G. Keulemans), hier erstmals erschienen. Kennzeichnend für den Stil der Darstellungen ist die durchgängige, künstlerisch den Vogeldarstellungen ebenbürtige Einbettung der Vögel in ihre natürliche Umgebung. Das Werk gliedert sich wie folgt: Teil I: Drosseln; II: Grasmücken, Timalien, Meisen und Baumläufer; III: Lerchen, Stelzen, Waldsänger und Finkenvögel; IV: Stärlinge, Stare, Pirole, Rabenvögel, Würger, Fliegenfänger, Schwalbenvögel, Segler, Tagschläfer, Spechte, Bienenfresser, Elsvögel, Racken, Hopfe, Kuckucke; V: Raubvögel; VI: Taubenvögel, Hühnervögel, Reiher, Flamingos und Störche; VII: Ibisse, Flughühner, Trappen, Kraniche, Rallen; VIII: Regenpfeifer, Stelzenläufer, Wassertreter, Strandläufer; IX: Wasserläufer, Schnepfen, Schwäne, Gänse; X: Enten; XI: Pelikane, Fregattvögel, Tölpel, Fluss-Scharben, Tropikvögel, Möven; XII: Sturmvögel, Steissfüsse, Seetaucher, Flügeltaucher. – Das Werk wurde über einen Zeitraum von fast 10 Jahren in insgesamt 150 Lieferungen herausgegeben; Subskribenten konnten sich nach Abschluß der Einzelbände diese in verlagsseitige Halbledereinbände binden lassen; die Tafeln wurden dann in den Text an zugehörige Stelle eingebunden. Davon abweichend wurde unser Exemplar offenbar für eine Bibliothek in schlichte, aber benutzerfreundliche Zustand gebracht, mit dessen Hilfe eine parallele Benutzung von Illustration und Text über das gesamte Werk hinweg ermöglicht werden sollte.

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

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      San Francisco: H. S. Crocker , 1897. First edition. Map. Marginal stains, faint horizontal crease from folding, small areas of paper loss to 3 points at margin edges. Original color lithograph on thin, semi-transparent wove paper, sheet size 51.5 x 86.5 cm (23.25 x 34 inches), image size 43.5 x 76 cm (17.25 x 30 inches). Laid down on archival tissue. Lower margin with printed title and letter key to 3 land features flanked by numbered reference key in 4 columns to 41 identified public and commercial buildings within the view. "Presented by W.D. Reynolds, Real Estate and Insurance Agent. Investment of Funds and Negotiation of Loans" printed at upper left in image field. W. D. Reynolds together with T. A. Proctor published "The Illustrated Atlas of Sonoma County" in 1897. The color lithograph image is very bright and buildings, streets, landforms, and flora are sharply defined. While the perspective is much the same as in the 1885 Elliott & Co. view, the image area is much larger and shows considerable development around the city. Rare; not found on OCLC, not in Reps.

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      George Barrie & Son, Philadelphia - Title: 10VOLS ROMAN CONT(trans from French)/LIMITED/NICE 1897 Author: various French authors Publisher/Copyright: George Barrie & Son, Philadelphia no date found except in volumes 9 and 10 with the line 'copyright by G.B. & Sons.' Edition: Limited - Of this edition, printed on Japanese vellum paper, only one thousand complete copies are printed for sale - no. 226 printed for Mr. Frank S. Waterman. Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing): Overall a really good set. Books are without marks or writings, pages are clean, books are tight and sturdy. A good set. Size: 5 ½ x 9 (approximately)Pages: see below pages Binding/Cover: Hardbacks with dust jacket Shipping & Handling:$7.50 U.S (heavy volumes when put together), Insurance extra. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: There are 10 volumes ROMAN CONTEMPORAIN present, printed only for subscribers by George Barrie & Son, Philadelphia no date found: 1)Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Volume one. Twelve Etchings. Translated by William Walton. The etchings are by Eugene Abot, Daniel Mordant and drawings by Albert Fourie. 359 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 2) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Volume two. Twelve Etchings. Translated by William Walton. The etchings are by Eugene Abot, Daniel Mordant and drawings by Albert Fourie. 359 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 3)The Cardinal Family by Ludovic Halevy. Volume three. Twenty-seven Etchings. Translated by George B. Ives. The etchings are by Louis Muller and the drawings by Charles Lucien Leandre. 205 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 4)Germinie Lacerteux by Edmond and Jules De Goncourt. Volume four. Ten Etchings. Translated by John Chestershire. The etchings are by Louis Muller and the drawings by George Jeanniot. 387 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 5)Sapho: Parisian Customs by Alphonse Daudet. Volume five. Ten Etchings. Translated by T.F. Rogerson. The Etchings are by Eugene Abot, Albert Duvivier and the drawings by Stanislas Rejchan. 365 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 6)The Lady Of The Camellias by Alexandre Dumas Fils. Volume six. Ten Etchings. Preface by Jules Janin. Unpublished preface by the author translated by William Walton. The Etchings are by Eugene-Andre Champollion and the drawings by Albert Lynch. 337 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 7)A Page Of Love by Emile Zola. Volume seven. Eleven Etchings. Translated by T.F. Rogerson. The etchings are by Albert Duvivier and the drawings by Edouard Dantan. 319 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 8) A Page Of Love by Emile Zola. Volume eight. Eleven Etchings. Translated by T.F. Rogerson. The etchings are by Albert Duvivier and the drawings by Edouard Dantan. 361 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 9)Mademoiselle De Maupin by Theophile Gautier. Copyright 1897 by G.B. & Sons. Nineteen Ethcings. Translated by I. G. Burnham. The etchings are by Francois-Xavier Le Sueur and the drawings by Edou Toudouze. 249 pages. 5 ½ x 9. 10) Mademoiselle De Maupin by Theophile Gautier. Copyright 1897 by G.B. & Sons. Nineteen Ethcings. Translated by I. G. Burnham. The etchings are by Francois-Xavier Le Sueur and the drawings by Edou Toudouze. 317 pages. 5 ½ x 9. There is only one other similar set on the Internet, and it is priced in the $1400 range. Really good price! InvCode: ze59 Size: 5 ½ x 9 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1897. Edition printed on Japan vellum, limited to 26 copies, this no. 3. Fine in morocco lined cloth slipcase - slipcase worn. Edition printed on Japan vellum, limited to 26 copies, this no. 3. (viii) v, 207p. Translated by George B. Ives and illustrated by Charles Lucien Leandre with 27 etchings executed by Louis Muller; 10 sets of plates in three states each: duplicate impressions of all the intaglio plates especially printed by hand, one in black, one in sepia, one finished in watercolors; 17 en-têtes et cul-de-lampe in two states. Finely bound by Barrie in in full green crushed morocco with watered silk flyleaves, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and floral panel ornaments, the covers with gilt fillet border and floral corner and central initials surrounded by a wreath, green watered silk flyleaves and doblures of brown and blue morocco in elaborate gilt frames and central floral devices on laid in tan and rose. From the series Chefs d'Oeuvre du Roman Contemporain - Realists--Romancists.

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        Ilsée princesse de Tripoli

      - Editions d'art H. Piazza, Paris 1897, 25,5x33cm, broché. - Edizione, a 180 esemplari numerati su pergamena a formare. Libro Illustrato di 132 litografie originali di Alphonse Mucha. Nizza e rara copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, un 180 exemplaires sur vélin à la forme. Dos habilement restauré Ouvrage illustré de 132 lithographies originales d'Alfons Mucha. Agréable et rare exemplaire.  

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        Vale Press] The Book of Thel; Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

      Hacon & Ricketts; Vale Press, London 1897 - Original publishers gray paper covered boards. 210 copies. Exquisite double-page title spread including half-page woodcut illustration, intricate border designs (same as used in "Hero and Leander"), and decorative initials, all by Charles Ricketts. One of the scarcer Vale Press titles that just doesn't show up very often, and when it does, there is usually considerable wear. This copy fine with barely any signs of wear.

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        The Blackberries and Their Adventures - Edward Kemble Illustrations

      R.H.Russell 1897 - Oblong hardback book titled THE BLACKBERRIES AND THEIR ADVENTURES by Edward W. Kemble. Published in 1897 by R.H. Russell - first American edition. Boards show scuffing/moderate soiling with tips bumped - front hinge starting but till firm - moderate soiling on some pages - plates have creases at edge - previous owners name with inscription dated 1897 top of title page. Bookseller since 1995 (UL-3-top) rareviewbooks Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      London: H S Nichols, 1897. Edition de Luxe reprint - Coffin Set. Hardcover. Fine/Original box fair. Letchford, A. 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.

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