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        Catholic prayers & hymns in the Tinneh language

      Kosoreffski, Alaska: Indian Boys' Press, Holy Cross Mission, 1897. 16mo (approx. 5" x 4"); pp. [2], 39; bound with: Tinneh Indian Catechism of Christian doctrine, Kosorekkski, Alaska, 1897; crudely bound in orig. limp floral cloth, a few erudite manuscript corrections and emendations in the catechism, likely by a missionary; very mild dampstain entering the top margin, but in all, a good, sound copy. Wickersham 1047 and 1046. Streeter 3569: "These two books are the only ones listed in the imprints catalogue at the New York Public Library as printed at Holy Cross, on the west side of the Yukon near the mouth of the Kosoreffski River, and are the earliest listed under any of the towns on the Seward Peninsula. A letter from Frederick R. Goff of 13 June 1951 [not included] says that the order of printing of the two is not known. - TWS."

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        Pearson's Magazine 1897 in Two Volumes included War Of The Worlds

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1897 Volume III: Browning to pages mainly margins, last page (709/710) missing, otherwise all complete. Corners and spine ends bumped, no inscriptions.Volume IV: Tear bottom of spine, title page detached from hinge, frontispiece missing, small white spot to top text-block edge, occasionally foxing on a few pages, no inscriptions. Volume one 713 pages & volume two 754 pages - both volumes illustrated throughout. Stories included: - The complete proper 1st edition of "War Of The Worlds" by H.G. Wells, illustrated by Warwick Goble. - Conan Doyle complete stories: "Tales Of The High Seas", "The Governor Of St. Kitts", "The Two Barques", "The Voyage Of Copley Banks" and "The Striped Chest" - 2 stories by Rudyard Kipling: 1st edition "Tomb Of His Ancestors" all compete with colour illustrations, 2nd edition "Captain Courageous" chapter 3 to finish.- and many others.

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        The Compleat Angler

      sp; -London - John Lane 1897 - A beautifully bound copy of The Compleat Angler. In a morocco binding by Bumpus Ltd. of Oxford as indicated by binder's stamp to front pastedown. With the bookplate of one Vincent Cartwright Vickers to the front pastedown. Vickers was of Newsells Park, Royston, Hertfordshire, which was a country house and estate. The house has a history of race horses and today is a horse stud farm. The bookplate possibly belongs to the same Cartwright Vickers that wrote The Google Book, an illustrated book of children's verse. With the Angler's calendar to the rear of the work. This work is edited and with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne. Illustrated throughout by Edmund H New. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653 but went through several alterations and additions. It is a celebration of art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Condition: In a full crushed morocco binding with gilt stamped detailing to board edges and to spine. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Fading to spine and board edges as expected with this colour. Binder's stamp to front pastedown, Bumpus Ltd. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Vincent Cartwright Vickers. Prior owner's signature to recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with instances of occasional light spots. Overall: NEAR FINE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Faerie Queene

      1897. SPENSER, Edmund. Spenser's Faerie Queene. London: George Allen (Chiswick Press), 1897. Six volumes. Quarto, original white cloth, gilt and red cover illustrations, top edges gilt, uncut. $4200.Limited first book-form edition of Walter Crane's ""most ambitious project of book illustration"" (Lacy, 103), one of 1000 large-paper copies, with 88 splendid full-page pen-and-ink line-cuts (two double-page), 135 illustrative head- and tailpieces by Crane, and six facsimile title pages from earlier editions.""The noblest allegorical poem in our language—indeed the noblest allegorical poem in the world"" (James Montgomery). Originally published in the late 16th century (the first three books in 1590 and the next three in 1596, with the ""Mutabilitie Cantos"" added in 1609), Spenser's ambitious Arthurian allegory was the first epic that ""both incorporated countless mythological and folkloric traditions and exemplified the careful design and poetic quality of written literature"" (Clute & Grant, 890). Finely printed on handmade paper, the Chiswick Press edition, with notes and commentary by Thomas Wise, was originally issued in 19 parts (1894-96) and stands at the pinnacle of famous illustrator Walter Crane's career. All front wrappers and six rear wrappers bound in. Massé, 47. An exceptionally lovely set in very nearly fine condition.

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        Account book (17 1/2 x 11 1/2") with approximately 800 prescriptions laid down

      - Waseca, Minnesota, May 5 - September 22, 1897. Original cloth, leather back and corners, lacking part of backstrip, worn, front cover waterstained. Printed labels of Sudduth & Preston, Druggists and Stucky's Drug Store laid down on front cover. This item will require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier with a SIGNED handwritten poem

      Houghton Mifflin and Co, Boston 1897 - Book has owners bookplate, bumped corners, wear to head and heel of the spine, modest overall cover wear thus near very good. What makes this copy special is that it is Signed and dated by the Poet. In addition Whittier has written a verse entitled Charity and signed that as well. Charity is a part of the much longer poem entitled The Voices. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sundering Flood, The

      Hammersmith: The Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1897 - "The Last Romance Written by Morris"[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. The Sundering Flood. [Hammersmith: Sold by the Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1897].One of 300 copies on paper, out of a total edition of 310 copies. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 in; 205 x 140 mm). [6, blank, [2], 507, [1, colophon] pp. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type. Decorative woodcut borders and initials. Line-block map (on front pastedown) drawn by H. Cribb. Original quarter holland over blue paper boards. Printed paper label on spine. Front cover printed in black. Very slight rubbing to corners, minimal rubbing to joints and spine label, but still a near fine copy. "This was the last romance written by Morris. He began writing it on December 21, 1895, and dictated the final words on September 8, 1896, directly to Sydney Cockerell, as Morris was too weak to finish writing out the whole of the story in his hand. Morris died less than a month after completion of this work" (Walsdorf).Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 60-61. Peterson A51. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 331, no. 51. Sparling 51. Tomkinson, p. 121, no. 51. Walsdorf 51.

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      [24] leaves, each printed on one side only, and bearing full-colour illustrations. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Lengthy inscription on front endpaper; else a very good copy of a scarce London printing.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Collection of 23 portrait drawings and caricatures, all drawn "from life" and signed, dated, and titled by Geyling (often citing the place of the sitting). Includes two T.L.S. by Arthur Schnitzler. Vienna, 1897-1935.

      1897. Royal folio. In later years mounted onto uniform backing boards by Geyling himself and laid into two simple portfolios, both of which contain his autogr. table of portraits. All leaves numbered throughout by the artist (1-24; Schnitzler's letters on their own backing are no. 23) and captioned with the name and dates of the person portrayed. The earliest portrait dates from 1897, the year in which the Vienna Secession and the artistic periodical "Ver Sacrum" were founded. According to his inscription, it was for the latter that Geyling drew the present portrait of the Secessionist sculptor Rudolf Bacher. A large proportion of the pictures collected in these two portfolios were created several years later, in 1905, during the heyday of the Wiener Werkstätte (for which Geyling designed postcards) and a year after Geyling and his partner Otto Prutscher closed their joint studio for furnishings and décor. "Although a member of the conservative 'Künstlerhaus', Geyling always was close to the Vienna Secession" (cf. AKL LII, 462). For Geyling, "Klimt, Hoffmann, Roller, Olbrich were not only my colleagues, but also my friends, and many a night did we debate about the 'new and pure art'" (cf. Remigius Geyling erzählt, aufgezeichnet von Gerald Szyszkowitz. In: Nebehay/Krug, pp. 5-8, here: p. 7). These nights apparently offered numerous opportunities for Geyling's portrait studies: apart from the portraits of the aforesaid, the present collection contains a picture of the frequent Tivoli patron Egon Schiele (from the year of his death) as well as a portrait of Adolf Loos, drawn in the famous Café Museum. It was probably here where also Karl Kraus (entitled "Fackl-Kraus" by the artist) sat for Geyling. The great painter enjoyed an especially close relationship to Gustav Klimt: for many years he belonged to the circle of those who shared breakfast with Klimt at the Tivoli (cf. Nebehay/Krug, p. 3). In that legendary restaurant at the Green Hill in Vienna's Meidling district, he drew the two portraits of Klimt in May 1905. Together with Peter Altenberg and Otto Wagner, Klimt is one of the few persons whom Geyling sketched in more than one portrait only (all on a single page). It was upon Klimt's recommendation that Geyling was hired as head of decorations at the "Neue Wiener Bühnen" in 1910; his first production was the premiere of Schnitzler's "Undiscovered Country". It was during the rehearsals for this production, on 14 October 1911, that Geyling produced the present portrait of Schnitzler. Schnitzler's two letters to Geyling concern their joint project of a "Medardus movie". Geyling had worked as decorator for the most important Austrian film productions. So successfully had he transferred the stylistic devices of the Wiener Werkstätte into historical tragedy that in 1924 Fritz Lang used Geyling's designs for his great silent "Nibelungen" series (cf. AKL LII, 462). - Provenance: From a Viennese private collection, into which the artist himself sold both portfolios. Nos. 6-8 and 18, 21 and 22 are each illustrated in full-page size in: Ch. M. Nebehay & H. Krug (eds.). Remigius Geyling. Künstler und Literaten. Gezeichnet in Wien um 1900. Wien 1974. (= Jahresgabe der Wiener Bibliophilengesellschaft). This work does not describe the present collection; all other drawings are unpublished.

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        Chinese Researches


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        Le Roman de l'énergie nationale : Les Déracinés. - L'Appel au soldat. - Leurs figures.

      - Eugène Fasquelle et Félix Juven, Paris 1897, 1900 et 1902, 13x19cm et 13,5x19cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, uno dei 20 esemplari numerati su Arches XX riservato per ciascuno dei tre volumi. Leganti per bradel metà marocco angoli Marrone, Liscio indietro, date di coda, coperture e della colonna vertebrale conservato, teste dorate testimoni, leganti firmato Canape. Gli ultimi due volumi sono in doppia copertura e le prime due sono firmati alla giustificazione da parte dell'autore. La copia della sradicato si arricchisce di una pagina importante del manoscritto originale in inchiostro nero, e nascosto impulso all'inizio del libro. Chiamare il soldato si arricchisce di una lettera autografa firmata Barres ad un amico in cui si discute l'imminente rilascio della serie Bastioni d'Oriente nella Revue des Deux Mondes. I loro volti sono arricchiti con una lettera autografa firmata Barres ad un parente in cui ha annunciato il rilascio della terza parte della sua trilogia dell'energia nazionale romano: "" una serie di "cose viste", dipinti di marciume set parlamentare. "Molto rara e bella su carta di grandi dimensioni arricchita con documenti autografi, ben consolidata in uniforme di tempo vincolanti da Canape. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches réservés pour les XX pour chacun des trois volumes. Reliures à la bradel en demi maroquin brun à coins, dos lisses, dates en queue, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées sur témoins, reliures signées Canape. Les deux derniers volumes sont sous doubles couvertures et les deux premiers sont signés à la justification par l'auteur. L'exemplaire des Déracinés est enrichi d'une importante page du manuscrit original à l'encre noire, rempliée et montée au début de l'ouvrage. L'Appel au soldat est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Barrès à un ami dans laquelle il évoque la parution prochaine de la série les Bastions de l'Est dans la Revue des deux Mondes. Leurs figures est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Barrès à un proche dans laquelle il annonce la parution du troisième volet de sa trilogie le Roman de l'énergie nationale: "une suite de "choses vues", des tableaux de la pourriture parlementaire". Très rare et bel ensemble en grand papier, enrichi de documents autographes, parfaitement établi en reliure uniforme du temps par Canape.

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        Sapho.; Pièce lyrique de M.M. Henri Cain & Bernède d'après le roman de Alphonse Daudet. Musique de J. Massenet. Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique. Représentations de Melle. Emma Calvé

      Paris: F. Hermet, [ca. 1897]. Original large lithographic poster in colours by Pal, signed in the stone and with the mark of the Pal studio to lower left. 129 x 98 cms. (51.5" x 39"). Laid down to board; slightly worn at edges. In very good condition overall. "In Sapho Massenet made his first attempt at an opera in a modern setting. Dramatically too, with its basis in Daudet's novel, it recalls La traviata... Massenet handles the vicissitudes of love with enormous skill and imagination, and the solo scene for Fanny in the last act may be compared with Charlotte's great monologue in Werther... Sapho is certainly one of Massenet's finest works..." Hugh Macdonald et al in Grove online The poster depicts the singer Emma Calvé in the lead role of Fanny Legrand in the premiere of the opera in Paris at the Opéra Comique on November 27, 1897. Reproduced in Schneider: Massenet, p. 209. Not in Broido.

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      Imprenta de Henrich y Cia en Comandita. 1897 - Barcelona. 1897. 28X20. Vol V. Tela. 2h+195Pág+2h. 12 Revistas de la fotografía practica. Profusamente ilustrada. Muy curiosa obra. Ref AT - 5 Biblioteca SD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company,, 1897. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to covers and spine red within a one-line red rule border, lower and fore edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom black quarter morocco solander box. Bookplate and stationer's blind stamp to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled and toned, light soiling to boards, rear inner hinge starting to crack but holding, internally fresh, an excellent copy of a notoriously fragile book, with no repair or restoration. First edition, first impression. With the relevant issue points: printed on thicker paper stock, without the advert for The Shoulder of Shasta which appears in later impressions on the verso of the final integral leaf [392], and without the eight pages of adverts inserted in later issues. This is the combination of states found in early authorial presentation copies and review copies sent out by Constable.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Jarrold & Sons, London 1897 - [1st printing] 1897. Blue cloth lettered and decorated in red and gilt on front and spine; publsiher's device in blind on rear. paper has tanned, especially end and following pages; bookplate removal; shelf wear wth a lower foredge bumpt to corner of the boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of Chemistry.

      London; Longmans, Green and Co. 1897. Second Uk edition, revised and with new preface. 2 volumes. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary dark blue calf prize binding bearing the arms of Oundle School. Tan title labels to spine, gilt decoration and ruling to spines. Some scuffing and wear to extremities, some scarring and scratching to boards. Some dulling to spine panels. Strong and durable, however, with solid hinges and no leaning or fragility, shows very well. Marbled edges. Marbled endpapers bearing Oundle presentation label to front pastedown. Internally clean with some minor light foxing to prelims. A distinguished and attractive copy, albeit a trifle shelfworn.

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        The Decoration of Houses.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. First edition of Edith Wharton's first published book. Octavo, original marbled paper boards. Illustrated with 56 plates. In very good condition with some wear to the spine extremities. A nice example of an important work on interior design. Written in collaboration with celebrated American architect Ogden Codman, Jr., Wharton's first book is a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design, moving from historical traditions to the distinctive styles of contemporary taste. It is considered a seminal work and its success led to the emergence of professional decorators working in the manner advocated by its authors. Garrison A2.1.a.

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      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company 1897. FIRST EDITION, fourth printing. Octavo. [i-vii], viii-ix, [1], 2-390, [1], blank; [1], advertisement for 'The Shoulder of Shasta; 16, catalogue. Original yellow cloth blocked in red, edges untrimmed. This copy comprises first edition sheets bound up slightly later with the 'The Shoulder of Shasta' advert and a 16-page catalogue inserted (dated 1898). The present copy's publisher list features an advert for Dracula to p.10 (importantly without its edition noted) and is entirely unopened/uncut. Other and later lists are noted, some promoting Dracula in '5th Edition'. The printing history of Dracula is complex; first printings (May 1897) are on thick paper and have no adverts at all; the second printing includes the 'Shasta' leaf; thinner text block copies follow, such as this, and contain an undated 16-page publisher's catalogue, of which later dated versions may include an advert for Dracula. There are no textual differences concerning the early printings. Our copy appears to be the fourth printing and is apparently an elusive one among dedicated Stoker collectors.Neat (and helpful) contemporary ink name dated 'April 1898'. Very clean internally, signs of respectful handling on the outside with a uniformly age-toned backstrip; A bright and pleasing copy in the original unsophisticated binding.A scarce Spring 1898 issue of one of the most important weird tales in the history of the weird, and one that enabled an entire generation of British male youth to witness Madeleine Smith without any clothes on, which is the kind of thing you remember all your life and which enables you to finally slip away into the great outer dark with less bitterness than might be supposed. DALBY, Richard. Bram Stoker - A Bibliography.

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        Notes from a Diary

      01 1897 - The complete works of Sir MountstuartE Grant Duff. Comprising of:Notes From A Diary 1851-1872, 2vols (1897)Notes from a Diary 1873-1881, 2vols (1898)Notes from a Diary 1881-1886, 2vols (1899)Notes From a Diary 1886-1888,2vols (1900)Notes from A Diary 1889-1891,2vols (1901)Notes From a Diary 1892-1895, 2vols (1904)Notes From a Diary 1896-1901 2vols (1905)The first edition of all volumes. The Notes from a Diary 1896-1901 are misbound, Volume I is bound as volume II and vice versa. From the library of Evelyn Baring, the Earl Of Cromer. With his bookplate to the front pastedown of all volumes. Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer was a British statesman, diplomat and colonial administrator. He was the British controller-general in Egypt during 1879 which was part of the international control which oversaw Egyptian finances after the 1876 Egyptian bankruptcy. M E Grant Duff, the author of these diaries was a Scottish politician, administrator and author. He was the Under-Secretary of State for India from 1868-74 and Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1880-81. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart with rubbing to the extremities, joints and spines. Vol I of 1889-91 is particularly rubbed to spine. Front hinge to volume II of 1889-1891 is slightly strained but firm. Small loss to head of spine of volume III (volume I of 1873-81). Head and tail of spine to volume I of 1892-95 is particularly rubbed at front joint. Front hinge to volume II of 1896-1901 is slightly strained but firm. Internally, allvolumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot throughout. Overall:VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Premiers poèmes précédés d'une étude sur le vers libre

      First edition collective on ordinary paper.Bradel binding of marbled paper boards with decorative elements by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, black morocco title piece, covers preserved, .Handsome autograph inscription by Gustave Kahn to Pierre Louÿs.A copy complete with the publisher's catalog at end.  Mercure de France Paris 1897 12x18,5cm relié

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        L'Île mystérieuse

      - Hetzel, Paris 1897, Grd. in-8 (18x28cm), 616pp., relié. - Nuova edizione, illustrata con 154 disegni di Férat incisa da Barbant. il volume tripla. editor di cartone ha detto che "la parte posteriore per ancorare" con piatti smussati. piastra superiore speciale firmato Engel. Molto bello primo piatto, l'oro scintillante. Piccole tracce di abrasione e sporcizia. 3 angoli un po '. Tappi strofinato. Attrito sulle basse cordoli. Una testa di taglio micro, una piccola coda mancanza. Dos eliminato, ben ori presenti. Secondo corso molto bene. Paper in tutto molto pulito e fresco, ma alcune macchie sul frontespizio (causata dai venti). gioco cerniera interna. Una scivolata un po 'emersa. Buona copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée de 154 dessins par Férat gravés par Barbant. Volume triple. Catalogue Y pour 1897-1898. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "Au dos à l'ancre" aux plats biseautés. Plaque supérieure spéciale signée Engel. Très belle première plaque, aux ors rutilants. Petites traces de frottements et salissures. 3 coins un peu émoussés. Coiffes frottées. Frottements sur les bordures basses. Une micro coupure en tête, un petit manque en queue. Dos éclairci, les ors bien présents. Second plat très bien. Papier dans l'ensemble très propre et frais, mais quelques rousseurs en page de titre (provoquées par la serpente). Charnière interne jouant. Un feuillet très légèrement ressorti. Bon exemplaire. L'île mystérieuse est liée, sans être une suite, à deux autres romans de Jules Verne, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, et Les enfants du capitaine Grant. L'auteur s'est notamment inspiré de Robinson Crusoé pour l'existence des naufragés sur une île déserte. C'est un des plus célèbres romans d'aventure de l'auteur.

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        ART ET DÉCORATION. Revue mensuelle d'art moderne. Du tome 1 (janvier 1897) au tome 27 (juillet-décembre 1910). Attention, manque le tome 26, 1909**.

      Emile Lévy, Editeur, 1897. Pleine reliure verte éditeur estampée. Bon état de l'ensemble.

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        Spenser's Faerie Queene. A Poem in Six Books. With the Fragment Mutabilitie, edited by Thomas J. Wise. Pictured by Walter Crane.

      London: George Allen, 1895-1897 - 6 volumes, quarto. Original cream cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles to front cover red in decorative vignettes gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, original pink covers bound in at front. Light soiling to covers, slight foxing to endpapers and endmatter. Double page illustrated title pages, woodcut front, head and tailpieces, all by Crane. First Crane edition, limited issue, one of 1,000 copies printed on handmade paper. Crane wrote his very own Spenserian stanza on his triumphant attempt to illustrate Spenser's great poem, which appears following the general title page in volume one: "Great Spenser's noble rhyme have I essayed / To picture, striving still, as faithful squyre, / Each faerie knight to serve, in armes arrayde / 'Gainst salvage force, and deathful dragons dire, / Or Blatant Beast with poisonous tongues of fire; / To limn the Lion mylde with Una fayre, / The False Duessa, and the Warlike Mayd. / "Be Bolde," I read, and did this emprise dare, / And now the door is oped, so let the masque forth fare." A beautifully illustrated production, encompassing both an Art Nouveau and an Arts & Crafts aesthetic.

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      1897 - Bibliothèque du PROGRES AGRICOLE ET VITICOLE EDITION ORIGINALE - Complet de ses 26 planches h.t. d'après CHOITEL - Précédé d?une Préface par J. M. GUILLON - Avec 26 Planches Gravures Litho Hors Texte de CHOITEL. - 1897, Montpellier chez Camille COULET et Paris chez MASSON In-Quarto en superbe Bradel, pièce de titre chagrin aux petits fers dorés 3 ff. Premier Plat du broché conservé, p. de fx titre, p. de titre, iii p. de préface de J. M. GUILLON du 15 septembre 1896, 129 pages, 1 f. pour la Table des Matières, 26 planches Hors Texte, 2 ff. de garde. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE. TRES FRAIS. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sapho. Pièce lyrique en cinq actes d'après le roman d'Alphonse Daudet. [ Livre dédicacé par J. Massenet ]

      Paroles de MM. Henri Cain et Bernède, Musique de J. Massenet, 1 vol. gr. in-4 relié bradel demi-toile à coins verte, couv. cons., au Menestrel, Heugel & Cie, Paris, 1897, 227 pp. Envoi de Jules Massenet : "à Madame Bruman, de respectueuse sympathie". Envois de Henri Cain et Bernède : "les indignes librettistes". Signature d'Emma Calvet et petit bout de partition ms. sur couv., manifestement de la main de Massenet ("ce que j'appelle beau"). Couv. conservée et renforcée, restauration en titre et 2 prem. ff., qques rouss., bon exemplaire par ailleurs dans une reliure postérieure en très bon état. Exceptionnel exemplaire dédicacé à la fois par Jules Massenet, par les deux librettistes et par la célèbre cantatrice Emma Calvet, qui créa le rôle de Sapho à l'Opéra Comique, le 27 novembre 1897. Français

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        Heimkehr vom Felde.

      - Radierung, 1897/1898, signiert. 18,5:31,8 cm. Brillanter Abdruck auf festem chamoisfarbenem Bütten, mit breitem Rand. Ausst. Katalog: Emil Orlik. Galerie Glöckner, Köln 1992, Nr. 24; Emil Orlik zum 75. Todestag, Galerie Glöckner, Köln 2007, Nr. 29. An der Münchner Kunstakademie ausgebildet, experimentierte Orlik mit graphischen Techniken, insbesondere mit dem Holzschnitt. 1904 ging er nach Wien und wurde Professor und Leiter der Graphikklasse an der Kunstgewerbeschule, später lehrte er in Berlin.

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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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        Fine Prints

      London: George Redway, 1897. An Amazing Art Nouveau Style Inlaid Binding by Constance Karslake THE HAMPSTEAD BINDERY. [KARSLAKE, Constance]. WEDMORE, Frederick. Fine Prints. London: George Redway, 1897. The Collector Series. Octavo (8 x 5 inches; 203 x 127 mm.). viii, 9-256, [4, advertisements]. Decorative woodcut design title-page printed in red and black. Twelve inserted plates. Exquisitely bound ca. 1903 by Constance Karslake of the Hampstead Bindery (and later, Guild of Women Binders) in full reddish-brown crushed levant morocco with approximately five hundred dark green morocco floral leaf onlays as well as twenty-six ochre morocco tulip blossoms, all interspersed over both covers and the spine amid a flowing Art Nouveau vine-work pattern and a symmetrical pattern of fine gilt dots on each cover. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and decorated with green and ochre morocco onlays, gilt-ruled board edges, top edge gilt, others uncut. Full size reddish-brown morocco front and rear doublures, each spectacularly decorated with a hundreds of gilt leaves on stems, eight green morocco onlaid flowers and four highly elaborate gilt stippled ornaments in the corners. Vellum endpapers, both with a small gilt heart in each corner, the front end-paper stamp-signed in gilt on the lower edge "The Hampstead Bindery." An early, very pleasing and expertly executed binding by Constance Karslake, with the following concurrent notation written in pencil on the verso of the front free endsheet: "A special binding by Miss Karslake/of the Guild of Women Binders,/Hampstead, in London". Clarence S. Bemen's copy, the noted collector and Philadelphia tycoon, with his armorial bookplate on the front vellum end-paper. An absolutely fine, rare and eminently attractive binding. Pictured in "Forty-Nine Foreign Bookbindings," by Thomas Boss, Boston, Club of Odd Volumes, 2011, Binding #15 (exhibited at the Club, 2003 - 2004). "Constance Karslake (the daughter of Frank Karslake) and Edith and Florence de Rheims began producing gold-tooled and onlaid bindings towards the end of 1900, although their more elaborated work of this kind dates from the following year. These three women became very able amateur finishers, and were responsible for much of the Guild's best work; each of them executed well over two dozen bindings for the Guild by 1904." (Marianne Tidcombe. Women Bookbinders, p. 124). The Hampstead Bindery was founded by Frank Karslake in 1898. It was the brother organization of the Guild of Women-Binders which was also founded by Karslake. At one time it had a staff of seven including Alfred De Sauty, Harold Karslake and P.A. Savoldelli. As announced in its prospectus: "Its workmen are professionals of great experience in the best English and Continental ateliers. Every book that is bound is never repeated unless ordered". The men of the Hampstead Bindery apparently trained many of the women, who were culled from such groups as the Edinburgh Social Union, the Kirkby Lonsdale Handicraft Class, the Chiswick Art Workers' Guild, and Miss Bassett's Leighton Buzzard Handicraft Class for crippled girls, among others. The Hampstead Bindery, together with the Guild, published The Bookbindings of To-morrow in 1902 which included many pictures of their bindings. Both exhibitions and sales of their bindings at Sotheby's took place in 1900, 1901, and 1904, after which the organizations appeared to cease existence. Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921) was an English art critic and man of letters.

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        Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827).

      1897. German, 1897. Original 19th century Gouache after an 1870 painting by C. Jäger. 48 x 34,5 cm. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary work with fresh impression of the signature face of this timeless composer. Gouache, also spelled guache, is a type of paint consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material, designed to be used in an opaque method. It also refers to paintings that use this opaque method. The name derives from the Italian guazzo. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities. (Wikipedia).nnLudwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770

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        Atlas der Alpenflora. - Handbuch zum Atlas der Alpenflora

      Originale.bindings Edition Editor "cartonnage" mint, smooth back, guards and contreplats patterned paper illustrated floraux.Ouvrage 500 chromolithographies.spine slightly warped, otherwise nice and rare set. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereines Graz & München 1897-1899 12,5x19cm 6 volumes reliures de l'éditeur

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        Enfant Roehg (?) f[emm]e Vigneron. Excoriation traumatique au niveau du cou. Accouchement 16 décembre 1897

      1897. 1897, 1897, , , tirage albuminé [200 x 230 mm] aquarellé à la main et contrecollé sur carton fort, Cliché provenant de la Clinique d'accouchements de la rue d'Assas, réalisé par Félix Méheux et rehaussé à l'aquarelle. Portrait en buste d'un enfant mort né, la tête renversée en arrière pour mettre en évidence la plaie du cou. Le carton porte en pied le nom du service - "Hôpital-Clinique d'accouchement - Service de M. le Prof. BAR" - et le nom du photographe : "F. MÉHEUX, dessinat". Félix Méheux travailla à la Clinique d'accouchements de la rue d'Assas, d'abord auprès du professeur Tarnier (1828-1897), puis auprès de Pierre-Constant Budin et de Bar ; le présent cliché provient du service de ce dernier. Interne de Tarnier, Paul Bar (1853-1945) est accoucheur de la maternité Saint-Antoine avant de succéder à la chaire de professeur de clinique obstétricale d'Assas à la suite de Budin en 1907. Il fait partie de l'école d'accoucheurs dite « de la Maternité » des hôpitaux de Paris. Salissures en bordure du carton

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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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        Le Roman de l'énergie nationale : Les Déracinés. - L'Appel au soldat. - Leurs figures.

      First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Arches paper XX reserved for each of the three volumes. "Bradel" binding half morocco brown corners, smooth back, tail dates, covers and spine preserved, gilt-heads witnesses, binders signed Canape. The last two volumes are in double coverage and the first two are signed to the justification by the author. The copy of the Uprooted is enriched with an important page of the original manuscript in black ink, and tucked surge at the start of the book. Call the soldier is enriched with an autograph letter signed Barres to a friend in which he discusses the upcoming release of the series the Bastions of the East in the Revue des Deux Mondes. Their faces are enriched with an autograph letter signed Barres to a relative in which he announced the release of the third part of his trilogy of the Roman national energy: "" a series of "things seen", paintings by rot parliamentary. "Very rare and beautiful set on large paper enriched with autograph documents, well established in uniform binding time by Canape. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Eugène Fasquelle et Félix Juven Paris 1897, 1900 et 1902 13x19cm et 13,5x19cm 3 volumes reliés

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        Le Fardeau de la Liberté

      La Revue Blanche 1897 - In-8 de 37 pages. Couverture lithographiée de Toulouse Lautrec, un peu salie et cornée; petits manques(1cm2 au total) sur le 1er plat de couverture n'affectant pas le dessin. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Captains Courageous

      London: Macmillan, 1897. FIRST EDITION of Kipling's popular nautical tale, with vivid descriptions of the Massachusetts fishing industry. The basis for the 1937 film starring Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, and Mickey Rooney. London: Macmillan, 1897. Octavo, original cloth gilt, all edges gilt. With illustrations by I.W. Taber. Book slightly cocked (as often); a few spots to cloth, crease to rear endpaper. Text unusually clean and cloth gilt bright. Without scarce dust jacket. Very Good.

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        The Chess Boquet; or, the Book fo the British Composers of Chess Problems with portraits, Biographical Sketches, Essays on Compo

      London: Feilden, McAllen & Co, Ltd, 1897. Feilden, McAllen & Co, Ltd 1897 London, 1897 About very good issued in red cloth with gilt lettering First Edition Hardbound Quarto 257pp Spine sunned, corners bumped, some internal and external soiling. (betts: 32-19A). 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        Familiar Wild Flowers. First Series - Fifth Series complete in 5 Volumes with 200 chromolithographic plates in colour. Figured and described by F. Edward Hulme.

      London / Paris / New York, Cassell Petter & Galpin, [1897]. 8°. Pagination: Volume I: XVI, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume II: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume III: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour/ Volume IV: XV, 160 pages with 40 plates in colour / Volume V: XV, 168 pages with 40 plates in colour. All 200 plates with original tissue-guards. Original, illustrated Hardcover. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Mild signs of foxing only. Volume I profexxionally reinforced internally on the endpapers. An excellent set.

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        Spenser's Faerie Queene. A poem in six books; with the fragment Mutabilitie. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. Pictured by Walter Crane.

      London: George Allen, 1895-1897 - 6 volumes, quarto. Original cream-coloured cloth, gilt lettered spines, front covers lettered in red and with large pictorial gilt stamp, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some thumbing to covers, a few inner joints cracked but sound, scattered light spotting but a very good set. Double-page illustrated title page to volume I, divisional titles, 88 full page plates, 80 head-pieces, 55 tail-pieces, by Walter Crane. First and limited Crane edition, one of 1,000 copies. A grand production, printed by the distinguished Chiswick Press on handmade paper, lavishly illustrated by Walter Crane and edited by the book collector and forger T. J. Wise "of all people" (Percy Muir). Crane's designs encompass both an Art Nouveau and an Arts & Crafts aesthetic - he had, of course, worked with Morris at the Kelmscott Press - and this edition of Spenser's epic was issued at the height of his fame: he had an exhibition of his work touring Europe "and he was delighted to find that German collectors and museums bought his allegorical paintings, which chimed with German symbolist work" (ODNB). It was one of his last substantial commissions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Map of Nashville Tennesse 1897.

      Marshall & Bruce Co. 1897. Three-color street map, 24 3/4 x 25 1/4 inches on sheet 26 x 29 3/4 inches, folding as issued to 7 1/4 x 5 inches. 1/4 inch chip to left upper edge at fold (just outside neatline), a couple of 1/2 inch separations at folds; very good, clean condition. Street map of Nashville with list of references in right margin. The scale is 1000 feet to one inch, with streets named, railways marked and a few sites named (such as City Reservoir, Vanderbilt University, Roger Williams University, St. Cloud Hill, State Capitol). Cemeteries include one marked "Jewish" and Mt. Ararat Cemetery, marked "Colored." Railroad lines shown include: Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad (St Louis Division and Nashville Division).Revised by W. B. Southgate; Marshall & Bruce Co. are noted as the publisher below the title. Ad for R. W. Turner at upper edge of map and lower right margin under References. Single panel ad for Lucas & Baker Havana Cigars on verso.

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        Bird's-Eye View of the Borough of Brooklyn.

      Brooklyn. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1897. Bird's eye view map / poster, sheet 23 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen: map was folded with fold splits and one tear at upper edge, all now visible only on close examination. A panoramic view looking from the northwest with the Navy Yard and downtown Brooklyn in the foreground, reaching as far as Seagate and Coney Island at the right horizon. The Post Office and Eagle Building are named, along with various parks and cemeteries. The smoke stacks and church steeples together with the masted ships at the docks contrast with the extensive unpopulated areas to paint a picture of a vibrant and growing community. Signed by the artist George Welch in lower image.

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        Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels, Forschungen

      Leipzig: Verlag von Veit & Co, 1897. viii+260+[ii ad] pages with diagrams and figures. Small quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 242) 1st edition.Tassilo, Baron von Heydebrand und der Lasa (known in English as "Baron von der Lasa" was an important German chessmaster, chess historian and theoretician of the nineteenth century, a member of the Berlin Chess Club and a founder of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades). His name is usually abbreviated as "von der Lasa", as this is how he signed his letters. However both contemporary and more recent writers have used other abbreviations, such as "von Heydebrandt" (which is a mis-spelling) and "Der Lasa". The Prussian King (later Emperor) William I made a joke out of the confusion by saying, "Good morning, dear Heydebrand. How is von der Lasa doing?" Von der Lasa was born 17 October 1818 in Berlin. He studied law in Bonn and Berlin. From 1845 he was a diplomat in the service of Prussia. His career took him to Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Rio de Janeiro, among other places. He retired from the diplomatic service in 1864, and thereafter devoted himself to the world of chess. He played several matches and defeated the strongest masters in the period 1843-1853. He won against Henry Thomas Buckle 2-1 (1843), Adolf Anderssen 4-2 (1845), Johann Löwenthal 6-1 (1846), John Schulten 4-1 (1850), Anderssen 10-5 (1851), and Howard Staunton 7-6 (1853). To the modern chess world he is known above all as the main author of the Handbuch des Schachspiels (first published in 1843). His friend Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, responsible for the original plan, had died in 1840, with the work still in the early stages. Von der Lasa took over, and, in a noble gesture of friendship, put his friend's name as author. In later editions of the Handbuch, in German commonly called der Bilguer, von der Lasa was named as co-author. In 1850 von der Lasa published in the Deutsche Schachzeitung (German Chess Magazine) a call for an international chess tournament, the first ever, to be held in Trier. Instead the first such tournament was held in 1851 in London. Von der Lasa did not play in tournaments, being usually busy as an organizer, but played well in off-hand games against such leading masters as Howard Staunton and Adolf Anderssen. He was also a renowned chess investigator and theoretician, publishing numerous articles in the German Chess Magazine and, in 1897, his great work Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels, Forschungen (Researches in the History and Literature of Chess). In the course of his researches he traveled extensively (including a trip around the world in 1887–88) and accumulated a comprehensive chess library, to which he published a catalog in 1896. In 1898 the German Chess Federation saluted his tireless efforts and accomplishments by conferring on him its first honorary membership. One of von der Lasa's last services was to encourage HJR Murray to pursue further researches into the early history of chess. Von der Lasa died on 27 July 1899 in Storchnest bei Lissa, now in western Poland. His library is still intact at Kórnik Castle near Poznañ.Condition:Spine ends scuffed, corners bumped and rubbed, soiled, extremities rubbed, label on front cover else a good to very good copy.

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