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        The Invisible Man.

      C. Arthur Pearson, London 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 very good condition with some toning to the spine and wear to the extremities. 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sire Degrevaunt. [Edited by F.S. Ellis after the edition printed by J.O. Halliwell from the Cambridge MS.].

      8vo. Bound in full plum morocco by Morrell, gilt borders comprised of a single fillet and a dotted line with corner ornaments, gilt panelled spine with five raised bands, gilt turn-ins, top edges gilt; wood-engraved frontispiece after Edward Burne-Jones, wood-engraved borders and initials, text printed in black and red in the Chaucer type; bookplate on front paste-down, a very nice copy. 350 copies were printed, plus 8 on vellum.

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        Calamus. A series of letters written during the years 1868-1880 by Walt Whitman to a young friend (Peter Doyle)

      Boston Laurens Maynard MDCCCXCVII [1897] First American Issue of the only edition, with spine imprint Maynard and title page "Published by Laurens Maynard" (later Small, Maynard). Edited, with an introduction, by Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D., one of Whitman's literary executors. Small 8vo: viii,173pp, with two inserted leaves of Japan paper, one (frontispiece) with drawing by H. D. Young of Whitman and Peter Doyle on verso before title page, the other a photograph of a letter on recto after p. 112. Publisher's lime T-like cloth (bold ribbed), cover blind stamped with single rule frame, spine lettered in gilt. Pages marginally toned, frontispiece and facsimile letter browned, else an excellent example. BAL 21446. Meyerson A14.I.b1. Fine- ¶In the third edition of Leaves of Grass, published in 1860, Whitman's "Calamus" poems, a cluster devoted to male-male affection, make their first appearance (the edition on offer here is the first, 37 years later, in which the poems stand alone). The Calamus poems offer a vision of men loving men to counter the Civil War horror of fratricide that threatened the nation at a pivotal moment in its history. Their genesis is found in an unpublished manuscript sequence of twelve poems entitled "Live Oak With Moss," written in or before the spring of 1859. The poems seem to recount the story of a relationship between the speaker and a male lover. In the third edition of Leaves, Whitman included the twelve "Live Oak" poems along with others to form a sequence of 45 untitled poems that celebrate many aspects of "comradeship" or "adhesive love," Whitman's term, borrowed from phrenology, to describe male same-sex attraction in its political, spiritual, metaphysical, and personal phases

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        Liza of Lambeth.

      1897 1897 - London: T Fisher Unwin, 1897. Sm. 8vo. Orig. illust. green cloth (slightly rubbed). Gilt. (vi, 242, 6pp.). Title-page printed in red/black ink. 1st edition: First Issue with brackets around copyright statement on verso of title-page. Complete, uncut, and with publishers' adverts at end. The author's first novel. Front cover designed by Aubrey Beardsley.

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        Les jours et les nuits

      First edition in part, a Service de Presse [advance] copy.An elegant floral cloth pastiche Bradel binding by Laurenchet, spine with red morocco title label, wrappers preserved (with very slight angular lacks).With a fine inscription by Jarry to Edouard Dujardin on the front free endpaper. Provenance : from the library of Edouard Goerg, with his printed ex-libris at the foot of the ffep.   Mercure de France Paris 1897 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Les nourritures terrestres

      Mercure de France. First edition, published in a small number of copies. Contemporary half blue cloth over marbled paper boards, spine with gilt floral motif (faded), initials and double gilt fillet to foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Rare autograph inscription on this work signed by André Gide to E. Vigié-Lecoq on half-title. Small insignificant marginal tear to half-title. Mercure de France Paris 1897 11,5x18,5cm relié

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      London: George Allen, 1897. Limited to 1000 copies on handmade paper and printed by Charles Whittingham. Absolutely fine in original box. The box has some wear. (These books in the original white cloth nearly always soiled).. Limited to 1000 copies on handmade paper and printed by Charles Whittingham. Six volumes. Quarto. Edited by Thomas J. Wise and Illustrated throughout by Walter Crane with full-page illustrations (black on white and white on black), tail-pieces, initials and other devices, some of which are printed in red. Bound in white cloth, t.e.g., the spines with titles in gilt, the covers with titles in red and with a large Art Nouveau design in gilt. Original wrappers bound in as issued. Walter Crane's magnum opus. With a two-page folded ALS signed by Walter Crane written to a Bateman June 11, 1902. Masse p. 47-48.

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        Poèmes parisiens.

      - Paris, Imprimé pour Henri Beraldi, 1897. In-8, XI-313p. Edition originale de cet ouvrage, tirage unique à 138 exemplaires sur Chine, ici le n°103, illustré par Charles Jouas. L'édition est due au célèbre bibliophile Henri Béraldi, que Jouas a d'ailleurs représenté dans certaines des vignettes de l'ouvrage. La reliure sort de l'atelier Club Bindery et est datée 1901. Il s'agit en réalité de Léon Maillard, le meilleur finisseur de l'atelier Chambolle. Le Club Bindery fut fondé en 1895 et Robert Hoe l'y fit venir en 1897. L'atelier ne perdurera que jusqu'en 1909 et Maillard ne retourna pas à la reliure : il vendit des balais mécaniques et finit par se suicider. Provenance : Robert Hoe, avec son ex-libris. Reliure signée Club Bindery 1901, plein maroquin havane, dos à nerfs orné, plats à la Duseuil, tête dorée, couvertures conservées. Petites taches plus sombres sur la reliure, rousseurs sur les tranches, quelques rousseurs sur les pages. Bel exemplaire avec une bonne provenance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Peninsula of Florida and Adjacent Islands....

      St. Augustine, FL. Florida East Coast Railway. No date. Ca. 1897. Color map 39 3/4 x 16 inches folding into decorative card covers 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Very good condition. Advertising on the inside front cover notes that "Steamship service between Miami, Florida and Nassau, N.P. (Bahama Islands), will be inaugurated early in January, 1898..." The railroad to Miami was completed in 1896....

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        Russland [Russia]

      Leipzig Karl Baedeker, Publisher 1897 Fourth Edition. lii, 458pp, with 14 maps, 18 plans, and 4 floor plans. An exceptional copy (preliminaries and subsequent page edges toned), with bright gilt lettering, one (of two) woven silk page-maker, and richly marbled edges; the red flexible cloth covers unmarked, square and tight, the maps properly folded and free of tears. Hinrichsen D460. Near Fine "The Romantic movement in Germany had given a new impetus to travel . . . In 1828 Baedeker bought the rights to J. A. Klein's Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln and, after the death of the author, Baedeker himself revised and updated the work, recreating it for a new market. Using his own travel experiences he guided the tourist to the principal attractions in each place, saving travellers the expense of hiring their own guide. He thus created a new type of guidebook, which was widely copied throughout Europe and opened up tourism to a new class of visitor. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. . . . For the serious tourist a Baedeker was indispensable, its tone, especially with respect to southern Europeans, assuring northerners of their superiority, and suggesting ways of avoiding dangers. When Lucy Honeychurch finds herself 'In Santa Croce with no Baedeker' in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View (1908) she is entirely lost." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers.

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        La clarté de vie

      Mercure de France. Collective Edition, a first emission. Precious autograph dedication of the author Jules Renard. Our copy is enriched by famous bookplate dedicatee drawn and engraved by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec pasted on the first guard. Back slightly cracked at the head and foot, a bit split padding and restored with an adhesive patch, two small tears restored padding with adhesive patches, few bites affecting certain witnesses. Our copy, although on current paper is all margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Mercure de France Paris 1897 14x18,5cm broché

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      Coloured illustrations by Kate Greenaway with full-page frontispiece, pictorial title and illustrations throughout. [36] pages. Original mustard-coloured faux morocco with gilt title and image of a girl carrying sticks; white endpapers; top edge gilt. 10.5 x 7.8 cm. Few light spots; slight rubbing to head of spine; else a fine copy. Schuster and Engen 16(14a).

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        Le Sphinx des glaces. (Globe doré)

      Paris, Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1897 - Les Voyages Extraordinaires. 68 illustrations par George Roux dont 20 grandes gravures en chromotypographie. Une carte. Complet des 20 hors texte en couleurs, sépia, bleu ou gris. PREMIER TIRAGE. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1897 - 449 pages. Catalogue Y pour 1897-1898. Relié par Engel, imprimé par Gauthier Villars. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel au Globe doré. Dos au phare. 1er plat à l'empiècement. 3e type, rosace du plat inférieur indiquant JH et Cie. Bandeau rouge au dos. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Rares rousseurs. Très Bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to the Viennese Court Opera singer Vilém Heš (Wilhelm Hesch 1860-1908) from the "Waltz King" relative to his operetta Die Fledermaus....

      2 pp. of a bifolium. Small octavo. Dated Sunday [November 7, 1897]. On stationery with Strauss's musical monogram gilt incorporating double staves to upper left corner. In German (with translation). Pleased by Heš's artistry, Strauss would like to compose at least one new number for him for an upcoming performance of his operetta, Die Fledermaus. "Motivated by the awareness of your friendly collaboration in Die Fledermaus, I plan to compose, indeed, at the very least, a short number for you, whom I so highly value as an artist, for the next performance." Slightly foxed; creased at folds; minor offsetting to second page; remnants of former mount to blank versos. Remembered primarily for his dance music, Johann Strauss also composed multiple operettas, of which Die Fledermaus is the most famous. First performed at the Theater an der Wien on April 5, 1874, it soon became a staple in opera houses across Europe and the United States. It does not appear that Strauss ever, in fact, composed this proposed new number for Mr. Hesch. Our thanks to Peter Kemp for kindly confirming the identity of the recipient of this letter and a reference to it in Franz Mailer's Johann Strauss (Sohn): Leben und Werk in Briefen und Documenten, Band VIII, p. 386....

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        The Hope Reports: Vols I-XXVIII [1893-1953]

      Oxford: Privately published, 1897-1958. 26 vols in 30, plates (some col), text figs. Hardback. Orig. quarter cloth, spines faded, some wear. Ex-lib.: some vols with book plates/stamps. Good, complete set. Reports of The Hope Department, Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Complete set of all published volumes, including Appendices to Vols 810. The Reports contain '...reprints of the various memoirs which have been written in connexion with [the Hope Department, Oxford University Museum]'. The majority relate to research on entomology, '...insect form, function, and classification...', and also general aspects of zoological science '...for which insects afford some of the best illustrations - such wide subjects for instance as evolution, natural selection, variation, and the numerous problems included in the phrase relation to environment'.

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         Système nerveux central : Coupes histologiques photographiées

      Baillière, Paris, 1897, in 8°, de 32pp., ill. de 12 planches h. t. en phototypie concernant l'anatomie pathologique de la paralysie générale, cat. édit., percal. verte éditeur, titre doré au 1er plat, bon exemplaire. Peu commun. Cette étude photographique "sert de complément à l'étude anatomo-pathologique de la paralysie générale que nous avons publiée dans le Traité des maladies mentales du Dr H. Dagnet" (son père). ¶ Postel & Quetel pp. 612/613

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        Mark Twain Autographed Letter Signed To Bram Stoker.

      - Autograph Letter Signed from Mark Twain to Bram Stoker, who he thanks for a photograph of Henry Irving, "My Dear Stoker: It is a wonderful picture. I have never seen one of Irving before that could at all compare with it. I don't know how to thank you enough. Sincerely Yours S.L. Clemens December 27, 93." With the transmittal envelope in Twain's, signed "From S.L. Clemens To Bram Stoker, Abby's Theatre." The famous British actor Henry Irving was one of the inspirations for Count Dracula, the title character of the 1897 novel Dracula. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 18 inches. A nice association linking these two great writers. The collaboration with the actor Henry Irving was important for Bram Stoker and through him he became involved in London's high society, where he met James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is here he met and became friends with Mark Twain. Working for Irving, the most famous actor of his time, and managing one of the most successful theatres in London made Stoker a notable if busy man. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L'Île mystérieuse

      Hetzel. New edition, illustrated with 154 drawings by Férat engraved by Barbant. triple volume.Cardboard editor said "the back to anchor" with beveled boards. special top plate signed Engel. Very nice first plate, the gleaming gold. Small traces of abrasion and dirt. 3 corners a bit. Rubbed Caps. Friction on the low curbs. A micro cut head, a little lack tail. spine cleared, well present golds. Second course very well. Paper in all very clean and fresh, but some spots on the title page (caused by the winds). Internal hinge playing. A slightly emerged slip. Good copy. Hetzel Paris 1897 Grd. in-8 (18x28cm) 616pp. relié

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        The New England States, their Constitutional, Judicial, Educational, Commercial, Professional, and Industrial History

      Boston: D. H. Hurd 1897 - Four volumes (complete), 4to., brown buckram and marble boards and lettered in gilt; raised bands, morocco spine labels; lightly rubbed. First edition, with numerous portrait steel engravings. A handsome set. Shipping extra. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Royal Agricultural Show of 1897.

      Sydney: N.S.W. Government Printer, 1897. Five-panel panoramic photograph, highlighted by hand, laid down on canvas, 390 x 3490 mm.; some wear and staining to canvas backing, very lightly cracked at one joint, but overall in very good condition. A rare very large panoramic photograph of the Royal Agricultural Show of 1897.The image is taken during the grand parade with the scoreboard in the background revealing details such as the fact that the Tattersalls Plate was due to be run at 2.30 pm, and the "Best Boy" rider to follow at 3. It is such extraordinary detail, displaying all of the activity and bustle of the show as well as the great splendour of the Moore Park grounds, that gives the image its real charm. In the background, for instance, the Cinematographe appears to be doing a good trade, while the hoardings and billboards are full of familiar names from the period, including Fry's Cocoa, Tooths Ale, and the omnipresent Anthony Horderns (Samuel Hordern himself, as the printed list of office holders attests, was a vice-president of the RAS).The society which would become the Sydney Royal Agricultural Society commenced operations in 1822, when a group of leading citizens including Samuel Marsden and John Piper decided to further 'the quality of Australia's primary production by means of contests and competitions'. Their first show was held in Parramatta the following year, but by 1836 waning support led to the Society lapsing. It was not until they reformed in 1857 that the group really gained momentum, with exhibitions held at Parramatta until 1868, followed by a 13-year stint at Prince Alfred Park. Finally in 1880, with funds in disarray, the Society accepted government support, and was able to move to the famous venue at Moore Park, home of the show from 1882 through to 1998.This image was taken in 1897, the culmination of a decade of great expansion for the show. In 1891, Queen Victoria granted the Society permission for the use of the "Royal" prefix. Perhaps even more significantly, 1894 also saw the introduction of electric lighting, meaning that the show could open for the first time at night (although the other great innovation, showbags, appears to have not been introduced until around 1900).The site was well-suited to this panoramic style of photography. The rudiments of panoramic photography were experimented with as early as the 1840s, extending on the established success of early panorama and diorama presentations. The invention of the wet-plate collodion process in the 1860s led to giant advances in the field, but it was the 1888 invention of flexible film which revolutionised the process, and led to a distinct vogue for the unusual photographic style.This piece, executed by the Government Printing Office, is uncommon, especially in such fine condition. An even larger version of the photograph featured in the State Library of New South Wales' exhibition and online catalogue, Eye 4 Photography (2005). It is offered complete with a printed listing of the office bearers for the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales and the Metropolitan Exhibition.

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      Fasquelle. First edition on ordinary paper.Contemporary Bradel binding of half dark green cloth over marbled paper boards, spine with gilt floral motif, gilt date and double fillet to foot of spine and red shagreen title label (two scuffs), two corners slightly bumped. Autograph inscription signed by Emile Zola to Henri Meilhac.A good copy.Fasquelle Paris 1897 13x19,5cm relié

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        Le vieux roi

      First edition, one of 285 numbered copies on alfa et justified by the author in blue color-pencil, the only printing after 15 Hollande.Bradel binding of paper boards by Thomas Boichot, black morocco title piece, covers preserved.Handsome autograph inscription by Remy de Gourmont to F(ernand) Khnopff in blue color-pencil.  Mercure de France Paris 1897 11,5x19,5cm relié

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        Gilles de Rais (La sorcellerie en Poitou)

      Lib. de la tradition nationale. Edition of 100 copies printed. Binding to bradel half shagreen bordeaux, smooth back, when golden tail, flat marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in, gilded head, description tag Shopping glued the head of a guard. Nice and rare copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Lib. de la tradition nationale Paris 1897 16x24,5cm relié

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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 ? 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs.nnBorn in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period. (Wikipedia)n

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      London: Constable. 1897. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original yellow cloth with red titles to the front, rear and spine. The binding is firm with some rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The cloth is a little darkened with a few small marks to the spine, the red lettering remaining clear and legible. The contents are entirely complete and clean throughout. There is a neat bookplate to the front free endpaper and a small stationers blind stamp just above. Single blank terminal leaf without adverts to the rear, as called for. Housed in a purpose made quarter morocco solander case. An excellent example of a notoriously fragile book, rare in this entirely original condition, without repair or restoration of any description. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. For the avoidance of doubt there is only one ?state? of the first edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The first edition, as offered here and determined by those copies inscribed by the author on, or before publication day are printed on thicker stock bulking over an inch, with uncut page edges and with a single blank terminal leaf and without any adverts at rear. All other copies, often described as ?later issues?, printed on thinner stock and including either a single page advert listing 'Shoulder of Shasta' or a larger publisher's catalogue (in some cases advertising and with reviews of Dracula) are simply reprints. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Song of Solomon

      London: Chapman and Hall 1897. 16, (1) pp. Original cream-coloured buckram with elaborate gilt decoration to front board to a design by the author. Boards slightly marked and darkened, also affecting small area of gilt. With twelve tissue-guarded full page plates by Granville Fell (1872 - 1951). Illustrated title page. Frontis and additional decorations also by Granville Fell. Internally clean. No ownership names. Binding firm. . Very Good. Gilt Decorated Cloth. 1897. Square 4to..

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      Calcografía Nacional, Madrid 1897 - Materia: Album con 24 grabados de paisajes realizados por Tomás Campuzano Publicación: Madrid, Calcografía Nacional, cerca del año 1897. Descripción: Album apaisado formado por 24 estampas alguna firmadas con el monograma de TC y portada que da titulo a la serie Técnica: Aguafuerte. Tomás Campuzano y Aguirre (Santander, 5 de enero de 1857 - Madrid, 9 de agosto de 1934) fue un pintor, acuarelista y grabador español, entusiasta del plenairismo, especializado en temas de paisaje realista y marinas. Nacido en una familia de la burguesía santanderina, hijo de Carlos Campuzano Watkins,nota 1 y de Amanda Aguirre. Único chico entre cinco hermanas. Pensionista en Vitoria, estudiante de Derecho en Madrid y alumno en la Escuela especial de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado de esa capital. Quedó redimido del servicio militar por pago de cuotas; y con 22 años sacó la licenciatura y entró a trabajar en la Dirección General de Tesoro Público (empleo que abandonaría tres años después). Empieza a exponer a partir del año 1880. Se relaciona con miembros de la colonia artística de Muros y viaja por Asturias, Galicia y Portugal. En 1886 es incluido en la Comisión Española que visitó las obras del Canal de Panamá como corresponsal de La Ilustración Española y Americana. En 1893 sustituye a Bartolomé Maura y Montaner como Administrador de la Calcografía Nacional (Madrid). Notas: La edición bajo el título Del Cantábrico. Colección de 24 aguafuertes originales, fue estampada en la Escuela Nacional de Artes Gráficas. Según Vega, ésta ?.Se caracteriza por una cuidada estampación artística ?todas las estampas con velo y limpieza superficial con un a tinta bistre cálida?, se eligió un papel avitelado de un tono blanco-marfil; el resultado da fe del interés que se puso por ofrecer una obra de calidad y a su vez muestran el buen hacer de los talleres de estampación de la Calcografía Nacional. Conservación: Muy buen estado, papel muy limpio. Encuadernación con perdida en la esquina inferior del lomo y algo sucia. EUSS1

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        Die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion und die jüdische Weltpolitik

      Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln gr.8vo im Format 15,5 x 22,5 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel. 160 Seiten, mit Namen- und Sachverzeichnis, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorworte zur ersten bis dritten Auflage - Einleitung und allgemeiner Überblick über die weltpolitische Lage - Jüdische Grundsätze über Freisinn, Demokratie und Terrorismus - Parlamentarismus, Arbeiterbetrug, Revolutionen - Freimaurerei und Weltherrschaft - Völkerverhetzung und überstaatliche Verwaltung - Vernichtung des Adels und des nichtjüdischen Grundbesitzes - Entfesselung des Weltkrieges - Schmiegsamkeit der Grundsätze - Selbstabstimmung und Anarchie. Dunkle Ehrenmänner als Förderer jüdischer Belange - Terrorismus durch Verbindung von Plutokratie und Revolution - Pressediktatur der Juden. Presse, Kapital und Bolschewismus - Entsittlichung der Nichtjuden - Wohltaten nach Errichtung der jüdischen Weltherrschaft - Ausrottung der Geheimbünde im jüdischen Staate - Bekämpfung der nationalen Hochschulen und Geschichtsfälschung als System - Verhöhnung und Vernichtung des Christentums - Auswärtige Anleihen als Mittel zur Erlangung der Zinsherrschaft - Innerstaatliche Anleihen als Völkerverderb - Das "messianische" Reich - Schluss - Register. - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: ". . . im Zeichen des plattesten Geschichts- und Lebensmaterialismus, verbunden mit antinationalen Weltwirtschaftsgedanken. Diese überwucherten selbst die Schöpfung Bismarcks. Ausgenutzt und verbreitet wurde diese unselige geistige Einstellung durch die als gleichberechtigt und als Europäer anerkannten Juden. Das 19.Jahrhundert bedeutet die Vorbereitung, das jetzige die fast gelungene Vollendung eines uralten jüdischen Strebens, das vom "Du sollst alle Völker fressen, die dein Gott dir geben wird" herüberreicht bis in die Gegenwart. Instinkt, uralter Wüsteninstinkt wirkte hier mit, rassische Inzucht und eine jahrtausendealte Erziehung, einen Plan durchzuführen, welcher in den "Protokollen der Weisen von Zion" 1897 zu Basel niedergelegt wurde. Ihr Erscheinen hat Millionen von Europäern die Schleier von den Augen gerissen. Nachstehendes Buch soll die unwiderleglichen Tatsachen der heutigen Weltpolitik schildern . . . Es ist Zeit, daß die Welt erwacht und den Zerstörern des völkischen Staatsgedanken ein für allemal das Handwerk legt" - Bessere Ausgabe in Ganzleinen, hier die 3.Auflage in guter Erhaltung (Einband etwas stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut). - Der Verfasser war nachmals Reichsleiter und Chef des Außenpolitischen Amtes der NSDAP sowie "Beauftragter des Führers für die Überwachung der gesamten geistigen und weltanschaulichen Schulung und Erziehung der NSDAP", überhaupt "Vater des nationalsozialistischen Schrifttums", Verfasser mehrerer Schriften über Bolschewismus, Freimaurerei und die Judenfrage im Kampf gegen die überstaatlichen Mächte aller Schattierungen. - Bücher oder Quellenmaterialien aus der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus werden von uns nur zu Zwecken der staatsbürgerlichen Aufklärung, der Abwehr verfassungsfeindlicher Bestrebungen, der wissenschaftlichen / kunst- bzw. militärgeschichtlichen / uniformkundlichen Forschung, der Aufklärung oder Berichterstattung über Vorgänge des Zeitgeschehens angeboten ( 86a StGB). Der Käufer verpflichtet sich mit Abschluß des Kaufvertrags, die von uns bezogenen Bücher nur für derartige Zwecke, jedoch in keiner Weise propagandistisch bzw. zu volksverhetzenden Zwecken im Sinne des o.g. StGB-Paragraphen zu benutzen. - Antisemitismus, Antijudaismus, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, Nationalsozialismus, Weltverjudung, Befreiung des deutschen Menschen vom zersetzenden jüdischen Einfluss, das Judentum und sein Palästina-Ideal, Zionismus, Verhalten der Juden auf der ganzen Welt ein einziger Hassausbruch gegen Deutschland, der völkische Prophet Paul de Lagarde

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        Rosenthal Kunst- und Zierporzellan 1897-1945 Gesamtausgabe Bände I bis V in Schmuckschuber

      NEUBUCH!!! Emmy Niecol Rosenthal Kunst- und Zierporzellan 1897-1945 Gesamtausgabe Bände I bis V in Schmuckschuber ROSENTHAL-PORZELLAN aus Selb ist weltbekannt und ein Qualitätsbegriff nicht nur für anspruchsvolles Tafelgerät, sondern auch für Kunstporzellan. Deshalb gelangten Rosenthal Figuren schon seit den ersten Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts in private und öffentliche Sammlungen oder Museen in Europa und Übersee. Nun liegt die längst fällige Monografie über die Kunsterzeugnisse des Rosenthal-Konzerns für die Zeit von 1897 bis 1945 vor. Die Monografie erfasst in fünf Bänden mit über 3.000 Abbildungen außer den Modellen der Kunstabteilungen Selb und Bahnhof-Selb auch die Zierporzellane und Figuren der 1897 von Philipp Rosenthal initiierten und nach einigen Jahren in den Konzern übernommenen Porzellanfabrik Bauer, Rosenthal & Co. in Kronach, der 1907 erworbenen Thomas, Marktredwitz, sowie dem Werk Bahnhof-Selb angeschlossenen Abteilung Keramik in Neustadt bei Coburg. Soweit möglich, sind auch Erzeugnisse der Abteilung Glaskunst, München und des Pressstoffwerkes Neustadt einbezogen worden. Der erste Band enthält die mit rund 70 Farb- und 150 Schwarzweißabbildungen illustrierten Ausführungen über die Kunstporzellane und speziellen Kunstabteilungen der Rosenthal-Werke. Außer deren historisch dargestellten Entwicklung werden bestimmte Erzeugnisse zusätzlich nach Themen abgehandelt. So zum Beispiel die Tanz- und Sportfiguren oder die Figuren in 'Elfenbein poliert', einer Porzellanmasse, die vorzugsweise Bildhauer akzeptierten, denen vor und während der Kriegszeiten nur bedingt Bronze für Ihre Arbeiten zugeteilt wurden. Ausführungen zu Tieren auf Schalen und Vasen, ihre porzellantechnisch komplizierten Ausformungen in der Flugphase und im Sprung sind ebenso zusammenfassend dargestellt wie die Vielzahl der heimischen, exotischen und grotesken Tiere und Vögel. Auch die Zierporzellane von dosen bis Vasen, die Weihnachts- und Osterporzellane, Erinnerungsteller, Wandteller, das Kriegs- und Klangporzellan, Lampen, Leuchter, Rauchverzehrer, Porzellanschmuck, keramische Kunsterzeugnisse und sogar das Rosenthalglas werden als überschaubare Komplexe behandelt. Jedem der in Band 1 erwähnten Gegenstände ist die Katalog-Nummer beigegeben, so dass sein leichtes Auffinden in den Katalogbänden (2 bis 5) gewährleistet ist. Band 1 beinhaltet ferner Ausführungen zu Firmenmarken, den Musterbüchern und Zur Technik der Porzellanherstellung sowie eine tabellarische Firmengeschichte, die Biografie Philipp Rosenthals und ein Personenregister. Die Bände 2 bis 5 enthalten den 'Katalog der Kunst- und Zierporzellane1897-1945'. Sie gliedern sich nach den Produktionsstätten der Kunst- und Zierporzellane der Rosenthal-Werke (Porzellanfabrik Bauer, Rosenthal & Co. KG, Kronach, Zierporzellan der Geschirrabteilung Werk Selb, Kunstabteilung Selb, Kunstabteilung Selb, Handmalereiabteilung und Abteilung Glaskunst, Kunstabteilung Bahnhof-Selb, Abteilung Keramik, Werk Neustadt bei Coburg, Porzellanfabrik Thomas, Marktredwitz). Die Abfolge der Kataloge ist alphabetisch nach Künstlern, Entwerfern, und Malern geordnet, deren Biografien den Objekten vorangestellt sind. Die Stücke von unbekannten Entwerfern reihen sich in chronologischer Abfolge an. Fast alle der ca. 3.000 Objekte sind abgebildet. Band 5 enthält auch die Marken- und Modelllisten der Kunst- und Zierporzellane der verschiedenen Werke. Die jeder Modellnummer beigeordnete Katalognummer ermöglicht eine problemlose Nutzung der vier Katalogbände. Die Einzelbände sind zum Stückpreis von jeweils 115 Euro erhältlich.

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        The Monument to Robert Gould Shaw, Its Inception, Completion and Unveiling 1865-1897

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1897. First and only edition of this powerful tribute, documenting the 1897 dedication of the great Boston monument to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts, the first African-American regiment to fight in the Civil War. Shaw was killed, along with many of his troops, at the battle of Fort Wagner in South Carolina, and was buried with his men in an unmarked grave. Although the 54th lost that battle, the tenacity and bravery of the regiment inspired nearly two hundred thousand African-Americans to enlist in the Union army. Plans for a Boston memorial to Shaw began shortly after the war, but it took thirty years to see the project to completion, in part because chosen artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens became increasingly ambitious as he worked and reworked the massive bronze frieze: the acknowledgements at the end of the volume include "the sculptor, Mr. St. Gaudens, who lost himself in his work." This handsomely printed book, designed by Bruce Rogers at the Riverside Press, recounts the history of Shaw's life and legacy, and records the speeches delivered at the monument's long-awaited 1897 unveiling, most notably the oration by Harvard philosopher William James and the closing address by Tuskegee Institute founder Booker T. Washington. William James had a personal connection to the 54th Massachusetts: his younger brother Wilky served as Shaw's adjutant, and was gravely wounded at Fort Wagner, an injury from which he never fully recovered. Drawing on his late brother's letters, among other historical sources, James tells the story of Shaw's last days. He argues that Shaw's real distinction was not the "common and gregarious courage" he displayed in battle, but the "lonely kind of valor" he showed when he accepted the command of the 54th regiment, a post that invited ridicule and hostility even from his fellow officers: "of five hundred of us who could storm a battery side by side with others, perhaps not one would be found ready to risk his worldly fortunes all alone in resisting an enthroned abuse. The deadliest enemies of nations are not their foreign foes; they always dwell within their borders. And from these internal enemies civilization is always in need of being saved." The ceremony's closing remarks were delivered by Booker T. Washington. Born a slave in Virginia, Washington had emerged as a powerful spokesman for free African Americans, transforming a small Alabama normal school into the far-reaching Tuskegee Institute. In the story of Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts, Washington identified a challenge: "What these heroic souls of his 54th Regiment began, we must complete. . . . after all the real monument, the greater monument, is being slowly but safely builded among the lowly in the South." A near-fine copy of a scarce book. Small quarto, original red cloth lettered in gilt to spine and upper board, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Tissue-guarded photogravure frontispiece, title page printed in black and red, decorative headpieces and initials throughout text. Ink ownership signature, dated 1897, to half-title. Faint fading to cloth, expert repair to spine ends.

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        An Almanac of twelve Sports

      London: William Heinemann,, [1897]. Words by Rudyard Kipling. Quarto. Original quarter cloth, brown boards, front cover lettered in black, front board illustrated in colour, publisher's stamp to rear cover in colour. With the publisher's advertisements to rear. Title page and 12 lithographs in colour from the original woodcuts. Wear and rubbing to extremities, cloth backstrip a little frayed and loose, toning to front and rear endpapers, offsetting throughout, a very good copy. First edition, the Library Edition issue, postdated 1898. There was also a smaller edition of handcoloured prints signed by the artist, and a popular edition bound in cloth. In this edition, which was published before Christmas 1897, the 12 lithographs in colour are printed from the original woodcut blocks by Nicholson on Japanese vellum. The twelve sports represented are: Hunting (January), Coursing (February), Racing (March), Boating (April), Fishing (May), Cricket (June), Archery (July), Coaching (August), Shooting (September), Golf (October), Boxing (November) and Skating (December). Each is prefaced by a Kipling poem on the subject. These prints are often sold separately or in smaller groups, so the full set as issued is desirable.

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        Following the Equator

      Hartford, Ct: The American Publishing Co, 1897. First edition. Fine. A very bright copy of a heavy book that often turns up the worse for wear. A Fine copy with the cover illustration onlay very slightly rubbed and a short marginal tear on the title page and dedication page, otherwise untouched. From the collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair. "Mrs. Blair was the earliest woman collector of Americana of the first rank," -- Morrison H. Heckscher, curator of American decorative arts at the Met. Housed in a custom case. Twain's well regarded travelogue, published in 1897. Dire financial straits had forced Twain to take a worldwide lecture tour in 1895 and compose a collection of his travels and experiences. Twain traveled widely, including to Africa, India, and Australia - and these writings contain much of Twain's characteristic humor as well as a pointed critique of imperialism. "This is one more ingredient in the curious, amusing, instructive, and at times brilliant farrago, half anecdotes, one quarter diary, one-eighth quotations and the rest delicious footing, which Mark Twain after much pondering decided to call 'Following the Equator.'" (Contemporary New York Times review). Fine.

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief, m. Unterschrift. Braunschw. 22. Sept. 1897, 1 Blatt und 1 Blatt von Schreiberhand geschriebener Brief der Redaction der "Gegenwart"v. 6.9.1897 m. Unterschrift Dr. Wilhelmini.

      1897 22x14 cm (Falzkante l. eingerissen).

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        An Alphabet

      London: William Heinemann,, [1897]. Folio. Original brown boards, spine and front cover lettered in black, colour pictorial decoration to front cover, publisher's stamp to rear cover, all edges red. With the tipped-in advertisement for An Almanac of Twelve Sports for 1898. Title page and 26 three-colour lithographs from the original woodcuts. Slight wear and rubbing to extremities, light foxing to front and rear endpapers, small tear to lower edge of back free endpaper, an excellent copy. First edition, the Library Edition issue, postdated 1898. There was also a deluxe edition of approximately 50 copies with illustrations coloured by hand, and a popular edition bound in cloth. Two of the plates differ from those in the deluxe edition: ''E is for Executioner'' and ''T is for Toper'' have changed to ''E is for Earl'' and ''T for Trumpeter'', thus becoming more appropriate for a younger readership. The first of the five picture books that Nicholson published with Heinemann, An Alphabet - along with An Almanac of Twelve Sports for 1898, which would be published soon thereafter in 1897 - "established Nicholson's solo reputation" (ODNB).

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        Original catalogue of books for sale from the Kelmscott Press

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. Limited First Edition. Loose Pages. Very Good. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. Limited First Edition. Very Good. Two leaves (8 pages) centre-foolded. printed in black and red in Golden type with examples of Golden, Troy, and Chaucer type on front above Kelmscott Press colophon. includes offer of set of 46 titles printed on vellum for £500. Old crease where folded in half for someone's pocket, otherwise fine untrimmed copy on Kelmscott hand-made paper. <br/><br/>

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        Captain Castle

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1897. With Frontispiece by Arthur Rackham [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator], DAWE, [William] Carlton [Lanyon]. Captain Castle: A Tale of the China Seas. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1897. First edition, with "Save Me! Save Me!" frontispiece in half-tone by Arthur Rackham. Octavo (7 5/16 x 4 7/8 in; 186 x 124 mm.). [2, blank], [6], 296, [8, adv.] pp. Publisher's dark blue ribbed cloth, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, plain endpapers. Small blind-stamp of W.H. Smith & Son, London, and neat early ink signature on front free endpaper. Front inner hinge very slightly cracked but perfectly sound, spine a little faded otherwise a near fine copy of an exceptionally scarce Rackham title. OCLC/KVK note only eight copies in institutional collections worldwide. In forty years of specializing in Rackham material, this is only the second time that we have seen a copy of this book. "I went out to China in one of the smartest boats of the well-known Red Funnel Line, but an attack of fever - caught, I believe, during a night ashore at Singapore - necessitated my being conveyed to the hospital as soon as we arrived in Hong-Kong. There I lay for some time in an extremely precarious condition, knowing nothing of what was going on about me, and caring less. When, however, I had recovered sufficient energy to think at all, the whereabouts of my ship was naturall uppermost in my mind" (Chapter One. I Join the "Corea"). William Carlton Lanyon Dawe, generally known as Carlton Dawe (30 July 1865 - 30 May 1935), was a prolific Australian author of over seventy-seven books including romance, mystery and crime. Latimore and Haskell p. 10. Hudson p. 174. Gettings p.173. Hamilton, 187. Riall p.19.

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      Custer City: Privately printed by Samuel Scott, M. E., 1897., 1897. First edition. First edition. Original black cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 40 pp. of text, attractive colored folding map of the Black Hills that measures 28 1/2" x 32." Text provides a detailed account of the geology and mineralogy of the Black Hills, with information about the chemical composition, uses, appearance, and locations of each mineral found in the region. Short sections at the end discuss mining prospects, non-mineral resources (fish, game, soil, water), climate, pleasure and health resorts (and the composition of their mineral waters), Wind Cave, Sylvan Lake, and Devilâ??s Tower. Covers lightly soiled else a clean and sound near fine copy.

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        Contribution à l'étude micrographique des terrains sédimentaires. I. Étude de quelques dépôts siliceux secondaires et tertiaires du bassin de Paris et de la Belgique. II. Craie du bassin de Paris

      589, (1) pp., 10 pl. Lille, Le Bigot frères, 1897, in-4, 589, (1) pp, 10 pl, demi-chagrin bleu foncé, dos à faux nerfs, titre doré, 5 planches en phototypie et 5 planches en lithographie, dont 2 avec quelques rehauts de couleurs, réalisées par E. Jacquemin et imprimées par Pilarski et Ed. Bry. Elles représentent des vues micrographiques de roches et de dépôts siliceux. PREMIERE EDITION de la thèse de Cayeux (1864-1944), futur titulaire de la chaire de géologie à l'Ecole des Mines, où il succèdera à son maître, Marcel Bertrand. Son nom reste à associé à la pétrographie, à la suite de la publication novatrice de "l'Introduction à l'étude pétrographique des roches sédimentaires" (Paris, Impr. Nationale, 1916). Cayeux y expose notamment de nouvelles méthodes pour la détermination des constituants des roches sédimentaires. Sa thèse constitue un travail préliminaire à ce grand texte. En effet, Cayeux tente de déterminer, par cette étude micrographique, "la recherche du rôle qu'il convient d'attribuer aux agents mécaniques, chimiques et physiologiques qui concourent à la formation des dépôts sédimentaires" (cf. Introduction). Envoi à Mr Jordan, ingénieur des mines. Tampon de l'Institut Catholique de Paris, annulé. DSB III, p. 160 et suiv.

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        100 Jahre im Dienste der Kunst. Erinnerungsgabe der Firma O. Felsing aus Anlass des hundertjährigen Bestehens der Kupferdruckerei. Berlin, Felsing, 1897. 5 Bll., 163 S., 1 Bl. Mit 18 (davon 9 ganzseitige) Orig.-Radierungen u. zahlr. Abb. u. Faks. 4°. Etw. spät. Hlwd. mit goldgepr. RTit. (leicht berieben).

      1897 - Söhn HDOG 704.- LGB II, 567.- Erste u. einzige Ausgabe. - Exemplar der kleinen Ausgabe mit den Familienbildnissen (vgl. S. 161). - Die Festschrift enthält Originalgraphiken von Heinrich Vogeler (Die sieben Raben. 1895. Rief 15 c), Fritz Mackensen (Aus der Heide), Ludwig von Kalckreuth (Sturzacker) u.a. sowie Reproduktionsstiche nach alten Meistern sowie Abdrucke alter Orig.-Platten u.v.m.- Umfangreiche Firmendokumentation der lange Zeit führenden Kupferdruckerei Deutschlands.- Original-Broschurdeckel mit eingebunden.- Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Considérations critiques sur l'étiologie de la paralysie générale et de la syphilis comme facteur essentiel

      89 pp., (1) Lyon, Alexandre Rey, 1897, in-8, 89 pp, (1), broché, couverture imprimée, Exemplaire de la thèse du docteur Julien Clerc, médecin stagiaire au Val de Grâce, enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur au docteur Carrier ; sur les causes de la paralysie générale, et plus particulièrement sur le rôle de la syphilis dans l'étiologie de la paralysie générale. Ex-libris du docteur Carrier.

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        Dessins signés, aquarellés et gommés, provenant de la clinique d'accouchement d'Assas : vaisseaux, coeur (ventricule droit) et poumon droit de Pauline Neosser, femme morte d'embolie pulmonaire. Accouchement 11 décembre 1896

      janv. , janvier 1897, , , contrecollés sur carton fort, Dessins exceptionnels à plusieurs titre : tant à cause de leur auteur que de leur provenance et du médium employé. Représentations, après prélèvement, des organes touchés par l'embolie pulmonaire chez une femme décédée quelques jours après son accouchement, Pauline Neosser ("n° 1635") : écartement des tissus pour mettre au jour les caillots. Signés "F. Méheux février 1897" dans les dessins ; les cartons portent en pied le nom du service - "Hôpital-Clinique d'accouchement - Service de M. le Prof. TARNIER". Inscriptions manuscrites à l'encre au revers. - "Vaisseaux (veines cave - veines iliaques - veine saphène)... Faculté de médecine 206-4059". [285 x 258 mm.] - "Coeur. Caillot existant dans ventricule droit... Faculté de médecine 207-4060". [240 x 300 mm.] - "Poumon droit... Faculté de médecine 208-4061". [240 x 310 mm.] Belles représentations soignées due à Félix Méheux (1838-1908). Plus connu pour ses photographies médicales, Méheux se décrivait pourtant lui-même comme photographe et dessinateur ; ses deux activités sont en effet presque systématiquement mentionnées en pied des cartons qui supportent ses oeuvres. Néanmoins, ses dessins originaux étant de toute rareté, ses travaux photographiques seuls ont établi sa postérité. Méheux collabora avec le dermatologue américain Corlett et avec le professeur Morestin, pionnier dans la chirurgie réparatrice maxillo-faciale. Plusieurs documents - photographies en noir et aquarellées, dessins - venant d'être mis au jour, attestent également de son travail auprès du grand obstétricien Etienne Tarnier, dans le service de ce dernier à la clinique d'Assas, puis auprès de ses collaborateurs et successeurs, notamment Budin et Bar. Légères salissures en bordure du carton.

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        The Water of the Wondrous Isles

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. Limited First Edition. Limp Vellum. Very Good +. William Morris. Sold by the Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1897. One of 250 copies on Batchelor handmade paper, plus 6 on vellum. 340 pp. 1 vol. Large 4to. 11½" x 8½" (21.5 x 29 cm). Original limp vellum with yapp edges, gilt titles to spine, olive silk ties. Uncut pages. Elaborate woodcut borders and ornaments entirely designed by William Morris, except the initial words Whilom & Empty, which were completed from his unfinished designs by R. Catterson-Smith. Text printed in red and black Chaucer type in double columns, with a few lines in Troy type and shoulder-notes in red. Incipit with full woodcut border and large initial; numerous 3- to 6-line initals and partial borders throughout. Colophon.Morris's prose romance (an early influence for the modern fantasy genre) tells of the adventures of a naked heroine, Birdalone, who escapes from the claws of a witch and travels to a series of fantasy lands, including the Isle of Increase Unsought, which holds a critical mirror to Victorian Britain. Morris began [his] new romance in verse, on 4 February 1895; but on 8 February after seeing B[urne]-J[ones], W.M. decided to write the new romance in prose & verse, & began to rewrite it. (Cockerell diary). It was ultimately written entirely in prose and announced in June 1896. In Cockerells diary we catch glimpses of the dying Morris attempting in vain to complete the design of the initial word Empty. Morris read proofs of a few sections, and his daughter, May, finished the proofreading. It was not published until after his death. Morris is considered by many to be the first writer of modern fantasy to unite an imaginary world with elements of the supernatural, and thus a precursor to much of present-day fantasy literature. The novel's importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its republication by Ballantine Books as the thirty-eighth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in November, 1971.Verery slight toning to vellum. All six silk ties intact. Internally outstanding. No ownership marks and free from the usual spotting and foxing. Very clean. [Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 54-55. Peterson A45. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 330, no. 45. Sparling 45. Tomkinson, p. 120, no. 45.]

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        The Romance of Sire Degrevaunt Edited by F.S. Ellis after the Edition Printed by J.O. Halliwell from the Cambridge MS, with Some Additions and Variations from that in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type. Wood-engraved frontispiece designed by Edward Burne-Jones with borders and initials by William Morris. Pp. 81 [1]. Original Holland-backed boards, uncut. Spine somewhat worn and frayed, bibliographical details tipped in on ms slip on final blank. One of 350 copies on paper, plus 8 on vellum. 8vo, 8" x 5¾" (20.5 x 14.5cm). The book was actually issued in November 1897, as the frontispiece by Burne-Jones was not completed until October 1897. [Peterson A47. Tomkinson 47.]

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