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        Chansons d'Aïeules dites par Madame Amel. Préface de Jules Claretie. Lithographies par MM. Fantin-Latour, E. Grasset, Léandre, Lunois, Mucha, Steinlen, Jean Veber, Ad. Willette. Arrangements de E. Matrat.

      Paris, Tellier, (1897). - grand in-8, 133pp.- 23 hors-texte. Relié demi-maroquin framboise, dos lisse orné d'un caisson en long, tête or. (Lobstein-Laurenchet). Portrait de l'actrice Melle Amel d'après photographie et 22 lithographies à pleines pages par Fantin-Latour ; Eugène Grasset ; Léandre ; Lunois ; Mucha (3 compositions) ; Steinlen (5 compositions) ; J. Veber ; Willette. Deux sont tirées en rouge, deux autres en deux couleurs et une en vert. Le choix de chansons est tiré du répertoire ancien, d'un Noël breton du XV° s. à "Fanfan la Tulipe" d'Émile Debraux. Quant à Mucha, il illustre ici "L'Amour voleur de Miel", de Ronsard ; une pastorale de Vauquelin de La Fresnaye et "L'Amour au moi de mai". Le célèbre affichiste avait donné ses premiers travaux d'illustrateur dans les années 1890. - Exemplaire luxueusement relié. Petites rousseurs dans la première moitié du volume, s'atténuant ; les premiers feuillets sont légèrement gondolés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        LES RAISINS PRECOCES POUR LE VIN DE TABLE

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

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

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

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        Heimkehr vom Felde.

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

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

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

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        Fine Prints

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

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        Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827).

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

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        Atlas der Alpenflora. - Handbuch zum Atlas der Alpenflora

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

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

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

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        Poèmes parisiens. Illustrations de Ch. Jouas gravées sur bois par H. Paillard.

      Paris, Imprimé pour Henri Béraldi, 1897. ____ Exemplaire de Pierre Béraldi de cette édition imprimée pour Henri Béraldi, son père. Mention imprimée au verso du faux-titre : "Tirage unique à 138 exemplaires numérotés à la presse sur papier de Chine (N°4) Pierre Béraldi". Une note manuscrite de Pierre Béraldi (ou un de ses enfants ?) indique les trois vignettes de cet ouvrage qui représentent les Béraldi, et une autre qui est une "reproduction fidèle du boudoir de Madame Henri Béraldi, 10 avenue de Messine. Le lustre, la pendule et les deux candélabres ont orné ensuite à la mort de ma mère notre salon des 83 rue de Monceau puis celui du 21 rue Condorcet." Une note imprimée à la fin déclare que les bois de Jouas ont été brûlés en présence d'Henri Béraldi, Lahure et Bauche. Couverture illustrée conservée. La reliure est signée L. Lemardeley, un des relieurs favoris de Béraldi. Très bel exemplaire*****. In-8. Collation : couverture, (12), 312, (6) pp. Maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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

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

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        Le Fardeau de la Liberté

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

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        Captains Courageous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Map of Nashville Tennesse 1897.

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

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

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

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        Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels, Forschungen

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

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        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 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).

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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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        SPENSER'S FAERIE QUEENE

      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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        KATE GREENAWAY'S ALMANACK FOR 1897.

      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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        Messidor

      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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