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

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

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

      D. Appleton and Company, New York - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WILD ANIMAL STORIES. A Panorama Picture Book.

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

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        Our Peepshow: A Novel Panorama Book

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

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

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

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        Ornithology and Natural History Birds

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

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        Ilsée princesse de Tripoli

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Later Renaissance Architecture in England, Parts 1-4, and 6

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Will To Believe, And Other Essays In Popular Philosophy (Inscribed By Henry James)

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

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        The Christian: A Story

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

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        The Works

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

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        Following The Equator (First Edition, First Issue)

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

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        Following the Equator: A Journey Around the Globe

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

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        Following The Equator (First Edition, First Issue)

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

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        FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR

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

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

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

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        Captains Courageous

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

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        [Epistolarum familiarum] 55 leaf fragment

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

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        Grasset, Eugene - Extravagance.

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

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        A History Of The Boston Base Ball Club

      M.F. Quinn, Boston 1897 - Firts edition. One of the rarest, most important and most sought after baseball histories, the wonderfully illustrated story of the Boston Baseball Club. CONDITION :NOTE WELL: well worn at the tips and spine extremities, some rubbing about the edges and gutters off the cloth hardcover; some occasional spotting to the covers; very shallow edge wear to the first two leaves of the text block, offsetting to the title and facing pages from now absent newspaper clippings. Large octavo sized (7" x 9") hardcover in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Advert endpapers front and rear, 241 pp. including 6 pp. of adverts at rear. Frontispiece photographic team portrait of the 1897 team; numerous photographic illustrations including full page team photo of the 1874 Boston Red Stockings in umiforms with A.G. Spalding, Harry and George Wright, Jim O'Rourke, Cal McVey, Ross Barnes, etc; the 1875 team in suits, 1877 and 1878 composite team photos, 1883 team, photo of front and back of the check issued for the release of Mike "King" Kelly, other team images, individual ful figue in uniform portraits of the players on the 1897 team including future Hall of Famers Kid Nichols, Hugh Duffy, Jimmy Collins, Billy Hamilton; club officials. Sections include "History of Baseball", "The National League" "The Boston Baseball Club", "The 1897 Club", "Players of The Past" (including photographic images of George Wright, Chas. Radbourne, John Clarkson, Dan Brouthers, etc; "The Temple Cup" , "The Late Mike Kelly" (with full page photo portrait in uniform); "Boston's Baseball Scribes". The Boston Baseball Club was an original member of the National Association , organized baseball's first professional league, finishing first in four of the five years of the league's existence. Most of the top players from the legendary 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings joined Boston when the Cincinnati team disbanded after the 1870 season. With the establishment of the National Leage in 1876, the Red Stockings' dominence continued with pennant wins in 1877 and 1878 as well as in 1883, 1891, 92 and 93, 97 and 98. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        ILSÉE, PRINCESSE DE TRIPOLI

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

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

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

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        The Invisible Man

      London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. First edition, first issue, with the title page printed in orange and black and pages 247 and 248 being publisher's ads. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, The Invisible Man was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it. Readers found The Invisible Man--unlike its immediate predecessor, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)--accessible and gripping. Joseph Conrad, in a December 1898 letter to Wells, praised the book: "Frankly--it is uncommonly fine. One can always see a lot in your work--there is always a 'beyond' to your books--but into this... you've managed to put an amazing quantity of effects." The Invisible Man remains not only an inescapable influence on modern science fiction but also a "classic study of scientific hubris brought to destruction" (Clute & Nicholls, 1313).

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

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

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        Exposition d'ensemble du Salon des Cent, 1897.

      Affiches artistiques de La Plume 1897 - Affiche pour le 31e Salon des Cent, rue Bonaparte à Paris, au siège de la revue La Plume. Le Salon des Cent (dit aussi « Salon des 100 », « Salon de La Plume ») est un salon d'exposition d'art français imaginé par Léon Deschamps, lancé à Paris en février 1894 dans le hall de la revue La Plume. L'idée, assez originale pour l'époque, était d'exposer et vendre principalement de l'estampe et du dessin, le tout associé à un périodique littéraire et artistique. La dernière édition, la 53e, a lieu fin 1900. Cette affiche est une lithographie originale d'époque de l'imprimerie Chaix à Paris, entoilée, de 60 x 42 cm.

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        DIE BALEAREN: GESCHILDERT IN WORT UND BILD

      - 1897 K. u. K Hofbuchhandlung von Leo Woerl 2 vol. Il. en b/n. XII+488; VIII+451 p. 29x23 cm. Enc. cartone editorial. Exterior fatigado. Con alguna leve mancha de óxido. Sello de anterior propietario. Con errores de paginación Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (arxiduc salvador, Illes Balears, Islas Baleares) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tailless Batrachians of Europe

      London: Ray Society, 1897-1898. 2 vols, 24 plates (16 col), 6 folding maps, 124 text figs. Hardback. Orig. cloth, gilt. Fine bright set; light foxing to edges. Two small nicks to top of spine vol. 2 Colour plates are fine chromolithographs

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        FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR

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

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        An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1897 First edition, first impression, first issueOctavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt.Some light foxing early and late, spine very slightly faded but a particularly free copy of the first issue of Russell's first book on Mathematics. The essay prefigures all his ensuing early work on the fundamental elements of mathematics.[187]

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        Jeanne d'Arc

      1897 - Paris, Librairie de la Revue Socialiste, 1897. Fort volume broché de165 x 256 mm, non paginé. Plis au dos et sur la couverture, petite fente aux mors. EDITION ORIGINALE sans grand papier. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé : " Pour Ernest Payen, Charles Peguy"L'ouvrage fut imprimer par Richard et Husson, 9 rue du pont à Suresne et, par souci d'exhaustivité caractéristique de Péguy, la liste des ouvriers imprimeurs qui ont participé à l'ouvrage fait suite à l'achevé d'imprimé. Ernest Payen (1887-1942) fut l'un de ces ouvriers avant de devenir Maître imprimeur, et, en décembre 1901, de prendre la direction de l?Imprimerie de Suresnes, devenant l'unique éditeur des Cahiers de Quinzaine jusqu'à la disparition de Peguy. Il dirigera par la suite les Établissements lithographiques Debar et Cie à Épernay.IMPORTANTE PROVENANCE.

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        The Jubilee Book of Cricket.

      Edinburgh & London William Blackwood and Sons 1897 - De-luxe limited edition, number 51 or 350 copies, on hand-made paper, signed by Ranjitsinhji, additionally signed on front free endpaper by Henry Blofeld, sporting journalist and cricket commentator, lge. 8vo., photogravure portrait frontispiece, title printed in red and black, half tone plates including 20 photogravures, 15 pages of field plans, some very faint staining mainly at margins, modern full morocco 'Cosway' style binding by Bayntun-Riviere, inset with a fine oval, original water-colour portrait of Ranjitsinhji to the upper cover, covers with double gilt-ruled fillets and three cricket balls stamped in each corner, cricket motifs of crossed bats and wickets to spine panels, near fine, a stunning binding. An in-depth celebration of the Cricket with chapters ranging from 'Training and Outfit'; 'Fielding'; 'Bowling'; 'Batting', to 'Public School Cricket'; 'County Cricket'; as well as the game at Oxford and Cambridge;l 'Umpiring'; 'Captaincy'; and 'Cricket and the Victorian Era'. In this book, Ranjitsinhji produced what is generally considered to be one of cricket's classic works. Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji (1872-1933) an Indian prince, was probably one of the finest batsmen of all time, not only in terms of runs scored but also because he brought new strokes to the game. His keen eye, unorthodoxy and speed of reaction meant that he introduced the late cut and leg glance, as well as the art of back-foot defence. He arrived at Cambridge in 1891 (where he acquired the nickname "Smith") never having played an organised game and won a Blue in his final summer. He marked his debut for Sussex at Lord's in May 1895 with 77 and 150 against MCC. On his Test debut against Australia, at Old Trafford in 1896, he scored 62 and 154 not out. His nephew, KS Duleepsinhji, also played for England. Padwick 467. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Life of Nelson

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Cmpany, 1897. Leather_bound. Fine. London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Cmpany, 1897. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson The Embodiment Of The Sea Power Of Great Britain, containing particular account of his victories by sed and land voyages. Nineteen full page portraits and twenty-one maps and diagram plans. Bound by Bayntun Binders in three quarter navy blue morocco over cloth boards, top edge gilt , spine gilt decorations of ship anchor, and sail ship between raised banding, gilt title, decorative endpaper.

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        Meissonier: His Life and His Art

      1897. First Edition . (MEISSONIER, Jean-Louis-Ernest) GRÉARD, Vallery C.O. Meissonier: His Life and His Art. London: William Heinemann, 1897. Large, thick quarto, contemporary full vellum, spine and front cover painted in an Art Nouveau style with green, red, purple and pink, with mother-of-pearl onlays,overlaid with transparent vellum in the vellucent style and finished with gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $1650.First English edition of this life of the renowned painter and illustrator of Napoleonic and military scenes, beautifully bound by Cedric Chivers of Bath in his characteristic ‘vellucentÂ’ style.Meissonier was a French classicist painter who made a name for himself with his renderings of scenes from the Napoleonic wars and military themes. This richly illustrated biography includes 38 full-page plates of his work—18 in color—and over 200 in-text illustrations. More than half the book is devoted to a very generous selection of passages from the artistÂ’s journals. Includes a catalogue of the artistÂ’s works. Innovative bookbinder Cedric Chivers developed a trademark style of binding known as ‘vellucent,Â’ in which delicate watercolor paintings on paper would be laid down on the bookÂ’s covers and spine, and then covered with vellum specially treated to be transparent. (The word vellucent is a mixture of vellum with translucent.) The vellum would protect the image and any stones that might also be incorporated into the design—such as mother-of-pearl in the present design—and then be tooled with gilt to further enhance the appearance. In devising these vellucent bindings Chivers paid homage to the renowned bookbinder Edwards of Halifax of the 18th century, who achieved similar effects by painting the undersides of transparent vellum. Vellum only slightly darkened. Interior fine. A beautiful volume in fine condition.

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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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        The History of England 1603-1642 - WITH - The History of The Great Civil War 1642-1644 - WITH - The History of The Commonwealth 1649-1656

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897-1905, 1897. 18 vols., 7-1/2" x 5-3/8". Uniformly bound in 1/2 tan calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red and black morocco spine labels, top edges gilt by Sotheran's, head and foot of spines fine, inner and outer hinges fine.

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        Au Temps Des Lilas.

      FIRST EDITION - PRESENTATION COPY WITH A LONG MANUSCRIPT POEM. 1 volume, inscribed to the front blank endpaper to J. C. Young, with a 24 line manuscript poem additionally signed by Druilhet. Housed in a 1/2 blue morocco slipcase.

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        Faerie Queene

      , 1897. 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

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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 Plume, Numéro Consacré a Alphonse Mucha. Littéraire, Artistique et Social.No 1971- 1er Juillet 1897ff. angebunden dass.: Numero 138 Puvis de Chavannes 15 Janvier 1895 ff.

      Paris, 1897 / 1895. - Ss. (393-487; 68 S. Th./ B. XXX, 210; Katalog Darmstadt 1980, I 10; Die gesuchte Sondernummer der "Plume" in sechs Heften (Juli-Sept. 1897 kplt.) zu dem Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) mit seinem schon ikonongraphichen Umschlagentwurf. Überreich mit über 100 Abbildungen illustriert und beschrieben. Das fundamentales Werk über den herausragenden Jugendstilkünstler erschien zur Austellung von 1897 in den Räumen von "La Plume" und diente als Katalog. Angebunden die Nummer 138 (1895) zu dem Maler Puvis de Chavannes. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit einigen kleinen Markierungen am Rand. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° Farbig bedruckte Originalbroschur in zeitgenössischem Halbledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reicher floraler Verzierung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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