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        Domestic Architecture

      Atlanta: Franklin Printing and Publishing Co, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 4to. 155pp. 59 tissue protected photographic plates and 11 floor plans. Green cloth hardcover with gilt stamped title and design on front cover and spine. Cloth edge worn head and base of spine. Light edge wear to boards. Repaired hinges. New white end sheets added in front and rear. Light soiling to a few pages. W. T. Downing writes in his introduction "the illustrations contained in this book are selected from buildings designed by me within the past few years. They serve to show the style and character of work that has been done in the best residences of this section." Illustrations of Atlanta homes include Inman, Mrs. Henry W Grady, Dr. A. W. Calhoun, Judge Samuel Lumpkin, and several other prominent Atlanta residents. The frontis is a photograph of the Fine Arts Building facade used during the 1896 Atlanta Cotton States Exposition. Elizabeth Lyon's catalog "Atlanta Architecture. The Victorian Heritage: 1837-1918" prepared for an Exhibit at the Atlanta Historical Society in 1976 has a brief biographical profile on W. T. Downing (!865-1918). She states about Downing, "Though some public buildings are among his works, the most impressive bulk of his production took form of houses for affluent Atlantans in which the interiors were elaborately detailed.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Müchler"). Berlin, 11. X. 1897.

      1897. 1 S. 8vo. "Anliegend erhalten Sie, mein verehrtester Herr und Freund, zu Ihrer Handschriftsammlung wieder einen Brief von Hofrath Reinbeck und dem Schauspieler Seidelmann. Es werden sich unter meinen Papieren wohl noch mehrere Handschriften finden, und, wenn dies der Fall ist, werde ich mir ein Vergnügen daraus machen, sie Ihnen mitzutheilen [...]".

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        La Donna delinquente].

      F.A. Ioganson Kiev 1897 - Octavo (22.5 x 15.8 cm). 477, 3 pp., including title, 14 tables & plates, 7 pp. index; spotting to pp. 108-115, some greasing at the upper right corner on pp. 439-468. Leather spine over marbled boards; rebacked, corners bumped. What factors may push women to commit crimes, contribute to accidental or systematic brutality and lead to perpetration? Do the female mentality and innate instincts facilitate perfidy and corruption? Cesare Lombroso (1835 - 1909), an Italian criminologist and physician, attempts to find answers to these controversial questions in this extensive research that he conducted together with criminologist Ferrero. A good example of the first Russian edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Woman's Medical College Of Pennsylvania: An Historical Outline

      P. Blakiston, Son, 1897. Large 8vo Red buckram, titles in gilt on upper board, t.e.g., in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. 142. Corners rubbed, else fine, pages unopened; jacket in two pieces (front panel separated from the spine), large chip out at the rear panel, minor chipping to the front panel and upper corners). A remarkably nice copy

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        The Invisible Man

      C. Arthut Pearson Limited First edition, London, 1897. Book very good, with some minor edgewear, slightly shelf-cocked, spine discolored, slight discoloration on boards, end-papers, and on the edges of some pages, front inner hinge partially cracked, slight creasing on spine. No DJ.. F. Hardcover.

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        L'Aristenete français. 2 volumes.

      Edition illustrée de cinquante compositions de Durand, gravées par Champollion. Tirage limité à 150 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (N°93) sur vélin du Marais. Paris, L. Conquet - 1897 - 210 et 230 pages.Très belle reliure demi chagrin prune à coins signée Carayon. Dos à nerfs richement orné et doré. Tête dorée sur témoins. Non rogné. Couvertures conservées. Filet doré bordant les plats. Petit frottement sur un bord. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-12°(16x11).

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        [Farthest North:] Fram over Pølhavet:

      Christiana [Oslo]: H. Aschehoug & Co,, 1897. den norske polarfærd 1893?1896. Med et tillæg af Otto Sverdrup. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles gilt to spines and front boards, front boards with gilt decoration, "The Fram" to Volume I, and "Northwards through the Drift Snow" to Volume II, publisher's device and bonder's imprint to rear boards in blind, marbled edges, patterned endpapers. Photographic frontispiece to Volume I, etched portrait frontispiece to Volume II, 41 plates, 3 of them coloured lithographs, 3 folding coloured maps, over 150 black and white illustrations in the text. Volume I with superficial crack to bottom half of front joint, but still holding firm, extremities a little worn, light foxing to prelims of Volume I, a few inner hinges starting. A very good set. First edition of the "Narrative of the First Fram Expedition, 1893?1896, led by Nansen, with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). Described by PMM as "A remarkable achievement in Polar exploration," Fram over Polhavet is beautifully illustrated from photographs and from Nansen's own sketches, for which he "claims no artistic merit," but which are nonetheless highly atmospheric and effective. First published in English in the same year, as Farthest North.

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        Following the Equator

      The American Publishing Co, 1897 First edition, first state ("11" on page 161). Slight rubbing along edges and corners. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Sir Walter Besant mini-collection of 6 Autographed Letter Signed and 2 Ephemera

      1897. . Sir Walter Besant mini-collection of 6 Autographed Letter Signed and 2 Ephemera. Dates of ALS from 1871 to 1897. Walter Besant was one of the most prolific and widely-read novelists, popular historians and social critics of the late Victorian era. He was also a philanthropist, antiquary, secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund, originator of the People's Palace in East London, and a vigorous campaigner for authors' rights. He helped to found the Society of Authors in 1884 and edited its journal until his death. Besant was knighted in 1895. 6 Autographed Letters Signed (two ALS inside books); • ALS to Richard Bullen?, 8 May 1871, enclosing a note from E.H. Palmer with names and asking for addresses. • ALS addressed "Dear Sir" (written from the Reform Club), 10 October 1882, thanking the correspondent (an MP) for the cheques. • ALS addressed "Dear Madam", 17 January 1882, declining an invitation. • ALS to W.W. Senior, 13 May 1897, telling him how pleased he is that the petition has been successful. • ALS to Cole?, 19 September 1891, encloses a note of explanation (not present) with regard to a mistake in his book, London, and inquires whether Cole will be at the Authors' Club (which Besant founded) to dine with Émile Zola; the letter is attached to the front pastedown of Besant's London (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892). • ALS addressed "Dear Sir" (Howell Rogers), 22 December 1892, in Rogers's annotated copy of Besant's book, Reading in Rabelais (Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1883), thanking Rogers for the two ballads and letter, reference to the Society of Authors one of the verses in the book ("merry monks of Thelema"). 2 Ephemera • Tuck's post card with image of Besant by C.W. Quinnell, n.d. • Ogden's Guinea Gold Cigarettes card, no. 325, with photo of Besant. All material housed in a dark greenish brown cloth with facsimile illustrations on the top and bottom of the box from the front cover of London and Tuck's post card This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        l'Animal dans la décoration.

      - Paris, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts (E. Lévy, ed.), [1897]. Folio. (45.9 x 33.7 cm). Half-title, title (in two colours). iv pp., 60 fine lithographed plates, some heightened with silver and gold. Ten original printed wrappers preserved. Contained in a beautiful green clamshell box figuring the image of the original wrapper.= Rare complete set -originally published in ten livraisons- of one of the most influential works in the Art Nouveau movement by the French illustrator Maurice Pillard Verneuil (1869-1942). The plates show a spectacular mix between realism, with the animals portrayed accurately and in great detail, and romanticism: the selection of individual animals, the composition of the plates, the use of colour all adds up to a power of imagination that left a strong impression on turn-of-the-century free and applied art. Many plates show reptiles, while others depict deer, swans, sea horses, butterflies, hares, peacocks, etc., etc. Single plates have been known to fetch 200 Euros or more. The plates are all in very good condition, free of spotting; only some very marginal light age-toning and several stamps to the versos of the plates (no visible effect to the front of plate) and to the half title and title page. Original wrappers have been preserved and are all in two parts. One has a clean tear and one is missing a large piece of its front wrapper. The original portfolio is not included. Only four complete copies have appeared at auction over the last 40 years; it is especially rare to have the original wrappers still included. Benezit 8, p. 534. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les programmes illustrés des théâtres et des cafés-concerts, menus, cartes d'invitation, petites estampes, etc.

      Paris Nilsson sd. (1897), in-4 (32X24 cm), (8)-40 pages, 62 planches, la plupart en couleurs imprimées par Draeger, Appel, Verneau... Demi toile verte éditeur, dos muet, plats papier illustrés en couleurs. Coins usés, plat supérieur frotté avec une petite perte de texte; très frais intérieurement. Paru en livraisons mensuelles, le plat supérieur est probablement la livraison 6 illustrée par Albert Guillaume reproduisant une carte d'invitation au Bal des Quat'z Arts, et le plat inférieur la livraison 2 illustrée par Louis Oury.

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        L'image 1896-1897.

      1Ed. Floury, Paris, 1897. In-8 colombier, rel.cartonnage éditeur, reliure en coin. Revue littéraire et artistique ornée de figures sur bois, fondée par la corporation française des graveurs sur bois. Ouvrage rare et complet des 12 numéros parus( couvertures en fin d'ouvrage). Couv.lég.griffée, int.qqs rous. FRANCO DE PORT POUR LA FRANCE ( envoi en colissimo). Nous sommes ouverts tous les jours, fériés inclus sauf le mardi. FERMETURE ANNUELLE du 15 au 30 novembre inclus.

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        Les nourritures terrestres

      - Mercure de France, Paris 1897, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale stampata in piccole quantità. Binding calico metà azzurro, scolorito schiena liscia con un motivo floreale iniziali dorate e filo doppio oro coda, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, legatura contemporanea. autografo Rare firmato Gide questo testo E. Vigié-Lecoq sulla pagina occhietto. Un piccolo strappo marginale in assenza di gravità sulla pagina occhietto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre. Reliure en demi percaline bleue, dos lisse décoloré orné d'un motif floral doré, initiales et double filet dorés en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé d'André Gide sur ce texte à E. Vigié-Lecoq sur la page de faux-titre. Une petite déchirure marginale sans gravité sur la page de faux-titre.

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        Die Krankheiten des Herzens und ihre Behandlung.

      Wien und Leipzig. Urban & Schwarzenberg. 1897. 8°. [24 x 17 cm]. X, 1128, XVI (Inhaltsverzeichnis). Neuer HLdr., altes Rückenschild aufgeklebt. Erstausgabe. - Selten. - „Ottomar Rosenbach, geb. in Krappitz (Schlesien) 4. Jan. 1851 als Sohn eines Arztes, studierte in Breslau und Berlin mit besonderem Anschlusse an Cohnheim u. Traube. 1870/71 nahm er als Kriegsfreiwilliger an der Belagerung von Paris Teil. 1873 prom. und 74 approbiert, fungierte er von da ab bis 77 als Assist. d. med. Poliklinik resp. Klinik in Jena unter Leube und Nothnagel. 1878, als Assistent am Allerheiligen-Hosp. in Breslau, habilitierte er sich mit einer Schrift über artifizielle Herzklappenfehler, wurde 1887 dir. Arzt der med. Abteilung des Allerheiligen-Hosp., 1888 Prof. e. o., legte 1893 seine Stellung am Hosp., 1896 sein Amt an der Univ. nieder und siedelte nach Berlin über. R. hat eine grosse Zahl von klin., experim. und kritischen Abhandlungen über diagnostische, therapeutische, physiologische, hygienische und allgemeinpathologische Fragen veröffentlicht und ist stets für die Einheitsbestrebungen in der Medizin, sowie für die Selbständigkeit der Klinik gegenüber den Bestrebungen, spez. Methoden als Selbstzweck statt als Hilfsmittel zu betrachten, eingetreten. Er hat die Herrschaft der pathol. Anatomie, des Tierexperimentes, der Bakteriologie und der mit diesen Methoden entwickelten Formen der (Laboratoriums) Therapie mit kritischen Darlegungen und Thatsachen der Erfahrung u. Beobachtung bekämpft und hat versucht, die Lehre von der functionellen Diagnostik, d.h. die Methode der betriebstechnischen Beurteilung des Zustandes der Energetik, im allgemeinen und spez. zu begründen. Entsprechend diesem Ziele hat er eine Reihe von nicht bekannten oder genügend gewürdigten Symptomenkomplexen (Neurasthenia cordis vasomotoria, digestive Reflexneurose, Pulsation der Aorta abdominalis u.a.) resp. Symptomen (Verhalten der Hautreflexe, der Schliesser und Öffner der Glottis bei Recurrenslähmung, Verhalten des roten Harnfarbstoffes u.a.) beschrieben und in ihren Beziehungen zur Energetik studiert. Endlich hat er versucht, neue Gesichtspunkte für die Biomechanik des Nervensystems und des Kreislaufes aufzustellen und dementsprechend sowohl die Grundlagen der psychischen Behandlung wie die Grundzüge einer Therapie der funktionellen Nervenkrankheiten und der hygienischen Prophylaxe der Herzkrankheiten zu entwickeln.“ Vgl. Pagel: Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Ärzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Berlin, Wien 1901, Sp. 1418-1421. *** *** Ottomar Rosenbach (1851-1907), professor in Berlin, was probably the first to associate tabes accompanied by aortic incompetence with syphilis. This copy and the copy at the library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine have the date 1897. The Index-catalogue of the libr. of the Surgeon-General`s Office, the British Museum Cat. of printed books and Garrison and Morton all have 1893-1897. It is probable therefore that this work was issued in parts starting in 1893, the title-page, contents and foreword (XVI pp.) being printed last\" (Bedford Libr. 431). - *** Garrison & Morton Nr. 2799. *** Waller 8221. *** Nicht bei Lüderitz verzeichnet. *** Zu Rosenbachs markanter medizinischen Persönlichkeit vgl. ferner die Dissertation von Joel Engel, Ottomar Rosenbach, Juris Verlag, 1965 ff. *** Fischer II, 1321 ff. *** Guter Erhaltungszustand, einige Seiten geringfügig fleckig, fünf Seiten mit leichten Bleistiftunterstreichungen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Garrison-Morton Titel; Kardiologie

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      Nyu York. 1897. Hardback. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers bound inside period blue boards. 8vo. 88 pages ; 21 cm. Includes the frontis photo of Rosenfeld, often missing. In Yiddish, with English and Yiddish covers. Singerman 5258. Rosenfeld sent this copy through the mail, and his handwritten name and return address, clipped from the package, has been pasted onto the English Cover. Title translates into English as, ?Song Book. ? Morris Rosenfeld (1862 ? 1923) was a Yiddish poet whose work sheds light on the living circumstances of emigrants from Eastern Europe in New York's tailoring workshops. ?In 1888 Rosenfeld published his first collection of socialist poems...An excellent orator, Rosenfeld often recited his poems to enthusiastic audiences at socialist and union events, and later at large public readings and concerts. Over the next decades his reputation spread as the 'poet laureate of labor. ' His songs were sung by workers in sweatshops, tenement houses, meetings and concerts. In 1898, Harvard professor of Slavic Studies Leo Wiener translated Rosenfeld's Lider-bukh (The Book of Songs) into English with the title Songs from the Ghetto. The book's publication introduced Rosenfeld to the non-Jewish world and was instrumental in transforming him from an obscure local song writer into an established literary figure. His poems were subsequently translated into many European languages, including German, Hungarian, Polish, Rumanian and Russian. His works, known for their stark, realistic presentation of immigrant and sweatshop life, were the subject of many reviews and articles in literary journals throughout the world....In addition to poetry, Rosenfeld also wrote essays and articles on diverse topics, including current affairs, Jewish nationalism, Yiddish language and culture, labor issues, and nature. A contributor to numerous newspapers and periodicals, he wrote for the Folkstsaytung (New York) , Arbeter fraynd (London) , Arbeter tsaytung (New York) , The Jewish Daily Forward (New York) and the Yidishes Tageblat (New York) , among others. He also edited a humorous satirical weekly, Der ashmeday, and the daily New yorker morgnblat. Rosenfeld died of a stroke in 1923 at age 61. His funeral was attended by over 10, 000 people (YIVO, 2005) . OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Wrappers are torn otherwise about Very Good- condition. A rare, attractive copy, with signature, from just before the author?s rise to fame. (AMR-49-49) .

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        Almanach de douze Sports. 1898. Etude sur William Nicholson et son Art par Octave Uzanne.

      Paris, Société Française d'Édition d'Art, (1897) ; in-4, 16 pp., (13) ff., titre illustré et 12 planches gravées sur bois en couleurs et calendrier mensuel en vis à vis, couverture de percaline kaki, plat illustré d'un cocher gravé sur bois, tiré sur kraft contrecollé et moulin en couleurs au dos. EDITION ORIGINALE : Chasse au Renard ; Chasse à courre ; Les Courses ; Courses en Canot ; Pêche à la ligne ; Jeu du Cricket ; Tir à l'arc ; Le "Four-in-hand" ; Chasse en plaine ; Jeu au Golf sur la plage ; Exercices de Boxe et Patinage. Couverture légèrement défraichie avec un petit manque de papier sans atteinte au dessin ni au texte, toute petite tache en bord de marge de quelques feuillets, intérieur en bon état pour cette extraordinaire suite de bois gravés en couleurs de Nicholson alors en pleine période de création.

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      Nyu York, 1897. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers bound inside period blue boards. 8vo. 88 pages ; 21 cm. Includes the frontis photo of Rosenfeld, often missing. In Yiddish, with English and Yiddish covers. Singerman 5258. Rosenfeld sent this copy through the mail, and his handwritten name and return address, clipped from the package, has been pasted onto the English Cover. Title translates into English as,

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        Le vieux roi

      Mercure de France 1897 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1897, 11,5x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 285 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa et justifiés par l'auteur au crayon bleu, seul tirage après 15 Hollande. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de Thomas Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Remy de Gourmont à F(ernand) Khnopff au crayon bleu. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 285 numbered copies on Alfa paper and justified by the author in blue pencil, one draw after 15 Holland paper. Binding half . Precious signed autograph from Remy de Gourmont to F (Ernand) Khnopff. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        One Hundred Fountain Formulas. Contributed by the Most Successful Dispensers in America

      Brooklyn: Published by J. H. Barker & Company, 1897. Small oblong (12.5 x 15.5 cm.), 69, [iii] pages; with red titling, and sixteen full-page black & white plates (scenes of cocoa and sugar harvesting, processing, and distribution). Includes index to formulas and list of contributors. Illustrated advertisements. First edition. A practical, compact handbook for soda fountain operators, and at the same time a promotional collection whose recipes serve effectively as both individual expressions of pride and as testimonials from satisfied customers. It should be clarified that, although J. H. Barker & Co. was a supplier of fountain chocolate and rock candy syrup, the recipes sent in as expressions of satisfaction are not necessarily, however, limited to cocoa powder- or sugar cane-based formulas. Among them, for the initiated: Windsor Spray (from Rochester); Crushed Cherries (from New Orleans); Swiss Peach (from Louisville); Orgeat Syrup (from Washington, D.C.); Nerve Tonic (from Philadelphia); Port Sangaree (from Detroit); Cinisaya (from Indianapolis); Leghorn Chocolate (from St. Paul); Herculine (from Memphis). ~ Joseph H. Barker (1838-1897), a native of Baltimore, had founded in 1883, with his brother-in-law Charles Chamberlaine, what became a well-known firm supplying rock candy and syrup. In 1890 the firm originated a soluble cocoa powder which it successfully marketed to the drug store soda trade. At this juncture, the fountain chocolate industry had come under attack on charges of "adulteration" - a circumstance explicitly addressed following the preface, and one that very likely helps to explain why the public relations gambit was undertaken when it was. An increasingly attentive public had become aware of unscrupulous vendors who had added crushed cacao shells, potato starch, and even clay brick powder to cocoa products. Unable to weather the new scrutiny and criticism, Barker died suddenly ("of apoplexy"), while dining at his partner's home, just as One Hundred Fountain Formulas went to press. Eventually such scandals led to regulations beginning with the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. But by this time the Barker Company had not weathered well, and its "succession" by the Knickerbocker Chocolate Company was announced in June 1904; it would be led eventually by President Charles Chamberlaine. Regardless of Barker's sad end, his products seemed well-liked by many. Here are just two of one hundred fifty testimonials from twenty-eight states, published in the February 1898 issue of The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette: ~ "Baker's products Vincennes, Ind. January 14, 1898. Gentlemen: The soda water season of 1898 will soon be on. Please let me know your lowest price on your Fountain Chocolate. I used it at my fountain during the year 1897, and everybody pronounced it the finest in taste and flavor that they had ever drank [sic]: in fact it was the town talk and did much to double our soda trade over any former year. I think it superior to much I have used at a higher price. Respectfully H.J. Watjen." ~ "Greenville, Ala. January 14, 1898. Gentlemen: Your Fountain Chocolate was dispensed from our soda fountain last season and gave entire satisfaction to the trade. We expect to continue using the J.H. Barker & Co. brand. I also use J.H. Barker & Co.'s Rock Candy Syrup, and find it unexcelled in weight and purity. Yours truly, E.M. Kirkpatrick." ~A few dog-eared pages, one checkmark in pencil, else clean and attractive. Internally near fine, in lightly soiled beige wrappers printed in red and silver. Rare. [OCLC locates one copy, University of Michigan; an edition of a copy dated 1899 (and with different pagination) is held on microfilm by the University of Chicago Libraries].

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        [Baum, L. Frank] Mother Goose in Prose

      Chicago: Way and Williams, 1897. First edition. Quarto. Original color pictorial cloth with famous illustration by Maxfield Parish. First Printing, with (leaf with a credit to the printer on its recto is immediately followed by rear free endpaper with no intervening blank leaves. BaumÕs first childrenÕs book. 14 plates (12 large b/w illustrations, title on same stock as the plates, and a plate that has a small illustration and the phrase ?Pictures by Maxfield Parrish"). Covers clean, spine sunned and moderately worn at crown and base, corners slightly thumbed. One plate with very small tear lower margin. A very nice, tight copy.

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        Autograph Carte Pneumatique Signed ("Renoir"). N. p., [December 5, 1897 (from postmark)].

      1897. 70:125 mm. Single page, five lines of text in black ink, and addressed on verso. To [Julie Manet, daughter of the Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot and her husband Eugene Manet]. A change of plans, asking her to change the day they planned to meet. Renoir is unable to see her on Saturday, as Pierre (his son) is going out and Renoir will arrive at 7:00. - Paper toned, somewhat faded.

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        Péking histoire et description. Peking, Imprimerie des Lazaristes au Pe-Tang, 1897.

      1897. 2 volumes bound as 1 (continuous page numbers). (35.5 x 25.5 cm). XII [4], 336, [4], 337-"562" [=552], [2] pp. With a frontispiece to each part, 51 plates with photolithographs and collographs, 1 tinted map and 660 wood engraved illustrations in text. Modern half cloth, with the original wrappers bound in. First edition of an important source on Beijing in the late 19th century, written by the Lazarite Vicar Apostolic Alphonse Favier (1837-1905). Favier arrived in China in 1862 and became the Vicar Apostolic of Northern Chihli in 1899. Originally educated as an architect, he helped to rebuild the Xishiku Church, also called Beitang, in 1887. The work is divided into two volumes. The first deals with the history of Beijing, starting with the topography, followed by old myths and legends, the subsequent dynasties, and an extensive account on Christianity and the different missionary orders in China. In the second a description of the city is given, including the statues, gardens, churches and palaces that are to be found there. The photograph illustrations show unique views of the city in the late 19th century. - This copy is numbered 191 (of 800?). There also exists a deluxe edition, which contains an additional 10 coloured engravings. Due to it's succes the work was publsihed again in France in 1900 and 1902. - With an inscription on half-title, dated 12 Oktober 1909. Slightly browned throughout, but otherwise a very good copy, wholly untrimmed. The original wrappers are included, but worn. Cordier, Sinica, col. 218.

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        Eigenh. Gedichtmanuskript mit U. ("Dein Freund und Onkel May"). Radebeul-Dresden, 18. XII. 1897.

      1897. 2 SS. (35 Zeilen) auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Schönstes, bestes, holdstes Clärchen, | Lieb wie eine Fee im Märchen | Spendetest Du Korngebrannten | Wein und dazu den bekannten | Pumpernickel, den zu beißen | Man riskiert ein Zähnereißen. | Ach, wie zart sind doch die Gaben, | Welche die Westfalen haben | An die Sachsen zu verschenken, | Wenn sie ihrer mild gedenken [...] | Willst erfreun Du mein Gemüthe, | Ach, so habe doch die Güte, | Lauf sogleich zu einem braven | Und geschickten Photographen, | Der mit freundlichem Bedacht | Mir ein Bildchen von Dir macht, | Denn ich möchte gern mein Clärchen | Kennen lernen bis aufs Härchen, | Und sie soll mir zum Entzücken | Gleich mein neues Album schmücken. | Ich bin Dir dafür erkenntlich | Und schick Dir ganz selbstverständlich | Auch das meinige Conterfei | Als | Dein | Freund und Onkel | May". - S. 4 mit einer gedr. Bitte an Briefschreiber, daß er häufiger Reisen wegen seine Post nicht immer prompt beantworten könne und daß es ihm sehr lieb sei, "wenn ich recht oft durch Beilegung der Photographie für mein Leser-Album erfreut würde". - Stärker fleckig, stärkere Randläsuren, Faltungen teils alt hinterlegt.

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      Date : 1897 Dimensions : 75x105cm Imp : Courmont Frères, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        The Beetle

      The book is bound in the publisher's dark red cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt, black and green, it has been skilfully re-backed, with the spine laid on to similarly toned cloth, the original endpapers preserved and the gutters discretely repaired, the boards are a little bumped at the corners and the spine is somewhat faded. The text block is slightly foxed and age toned, with a neatly written signature, dated 1897, to the reverse of the front endpaper, all of the illustrated plates are present and in very good condition. A gripping supernatural novel, published in the same year as Dracula, with some superbly crafted passages, for instance: "Should Paul Lessingham chance to come upon you, and find you in his house, a thief, and should seek to stay you from whatever it is you may be at, you will not flinch nor flee from him, but you will stand still, and you will say [...] THE BEETLE!".A gripping supernatural novel, published in the same year as Dracula, with some superbly crafted passages of prose, for instance: "Should Paul Lessingham chance to come upon you, and find you in his house, a thief, and should seek to stay you from whatever it is you may be at, you will not flinch nor flee from him, but you will stand still, and you will say [...] THE BEETLE!".

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        The Excellent Narration of the Marriage of Cupide and Psyches by Lucius Apuleius Translated out of Latine into English by William Adlington, 1566.

      London, Ballantine Press / Hacon & Ricketts, 1897. In-8, 57-(1) p., cartonnage toile crème éditeur, titre doré au dos, texte imprimé en noir et rouge, gravures sur bois par Charles S. Ricketts. / 8vo, 57-(1) p., publisher's cloth, title gilt on spine, texte printed in black and red, woodcuts by Charles S. Ricketts. Tirage à 210 exemplaires. / 210 copies printed. * Private Press. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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      Bibliotheque-Charpentier 1897 - First edition. A good copy in the original publishers wraps, contents a bit browned, no markings or inscriptions, small mark in upper cover. The spine is cracked and coming loose, with some rubbing to the edges of the covers. Scare in its original binding, almost all copies have been rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        'Dracula' First UK Edition 1897

      A first edition, first printing, first state book published by Archibald Constable in 1897 (no adverts and . One of the earliest copies, being one of a small number sent out by the publisher for review. According to Stoker bibliographer Richard Dalby, "the exact date of publication of Dracula is uncertain, but is generally believed to be within the last week of May, coinciding with the earliest newspaper reviews." He goes on to say that copies of the First Issue with "the words Presented by Archibald Constable & Co. blindstamped on the top right corner of the title-page, signify very early copies sent out for review." [Bram Stoker: A Bibliography. Desert Island Books. 2004. pp. 55-56.] This is one such copy. Ownership inscription of Mr Oliver Taylor, Neville Terrace, Durham, 1903, a journalist on the Durham County Advertiser. A good copy with wear to the edges and internally to the hinges. Some staining to the boards. A rare first issue.

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        Altarabisches Beduinenleben nach den Quellen geschildert. Zweite um mehrere Kapitel und Zusätze vermehrte Ausgabe. Berlin, Mayer & Müller, 1897.

      1897. Large 8vo. (2), XXXV, (1), 278 pp. Several text and plate illustrations. Contemp. half leather with marbled covers. All edges red. Second, revised and expanded edition of this standard monograph on the culture and customs of pre-Islamic Bedouin society, based on a wealth of ancient and modern sources. With this manual, the oriental scholar Georg Jacob (1862-1937), founder of Germany's modern Turkology, sought to provide a preliminary study of the entire culture of Islam. The book discusses costume, diet, hunting, entertainment, weapons, camel husbandry and equestrianism, prisoners and slaves, trade, poetry, law, as well as central aspects such as the Bedouin concept of death, their medical knowledge and political system, concepts of hospitality, courage, blood feuds, love and marriage, etc., and includes an index of Arabic terms. - Pages 21-34 and 35-48 transposed; handwritten ownership of the Swiss Turkologist Rudolf Tschudi (1884-1960) on title page. A well-preserved copy. OCLC 29841794. Not in Macro.

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        THE INVISIBLE MAN: A Grotesque Romance.

      First edition. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A superb fine copy, the binding clean and without fading, the gilt remaining sharp. Minor bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and clean throughout. Two page publisher's catalogue to the rear. The hinges remain firm. An exceptional example, very uncommon in this fresh condition. Housed in a purpose made black quarter morocco solander case.

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        The Yellow Book

      Elkin Mathews and John Lane, later only John Lane The Bodley Head (in London); Copeland & Day (in Boston) 1897 - Thirteen 8vo volumes (20 x 16 cms); 272, 359, 279, 289, 317,335, 319, 406, 256, 344, 342, 344 and 319 pages; bound in yellow decorated cloth stamped in black. Published quarterly from April 1894 to April 1897. Descriptions, explanations and panegyrics about The Yellow Book abound. What follows concerns only this particular set. First the case for the prosecution: (1) This is not a first issue: volume I lacks the misprint "Aprtl", and there are no publisher's advertisements in any of the volumes. (2) The state of the binding is no better than average. The covers are rubbed, dulled and somewhat grubby. Some corners are bumped. The spines are dulled, most are at least a little crushed at crown and toe, and there is occasional minor fraying and splitting to the cloth. (3) Internally the leaves have been, repeatedly, carelessly opened, resulting in chips from one leaf, of varying sizes and shapes, with corresponding stubs on the companion leaf. A very few leaves have more severe, and less easily explained, injuries. (4) There is occasional light foxing. (5) There is very occasional slight damage to the tissue guards (two or three are creased; one has a closed tear where part of the tissue guard has adhered to the adjacent page). (6) In many volumes there are cracks developing between gatherings; in a few instances these cracks are quite pronounced. The case for the defence: (1) The binding, if no better than average, is also no worse, and presents what I regard as an acceptable appearance on the shelf. (2) All joints and hinges are sound, and all text blocks firm and (almost) square (three are very slightly cocked). (3) Internally there are no owner's signatures nor any other markings in pen or pencil. The pages are clean. (4) All tissue guards, including those for the title pages, are present. (5) Several volumes have some unopened pages (in this instance, definitely part of the defence case). I have created a Flickr album, with at least five photographs of each volume. Each volume is shown from four angles externally plus the title page, without comment. Other images are accompanied by a comment. Look for me on Flickr under the name michaelnapier2. The set weighs over 9 kg; buyers outside the UK may be asked to pay more for shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das moderne Plakat.

      Dresden, G. Kühtman 1897. Mit 52 farblithogr. Tafeln und 266 Textabbildungen. VIII, 316 S. Hübscher HLdr. d. Zt. mit der eingebund. Orig.-Broschur. Gr.-4°. Hofstätter 289. - Erste Ausgabe des klassischen Handbuches der Jugendstil-Plakatkunst, mit Lithographien nach Plakaten von J. Chéret, H. Meunier, V. Mucha, T. A. Steinlen, F. Stuck, H. de Toulouse-Lautrec u. a. - Das aufwendig gedruckte Werk ist eine der ersten Monographien zu diesem Thema in Deutschland, es erschien kurz nach der berühmten Plakatausstellung von Justus Brinkmann im Hamburger Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe im Jahr 1896. - Exemplar mit der zusätzlichen Tafel der Firma \"König & Ebhardt - Hannover/Wien/London\" am Ende. - Nur gering berieben, gutes und sauberes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      First edition, first printing. Publisher's original yellow cloth with red titles to the front, rear and spine. The binding is firm with rubbing and fraying to the extremities and several short closed tears at the spine tips. The cloth is a little darkened but unusually the red lettering to the spine remains clear and legible. The contents are entirely complete. There is a previous owner's ink signature to the front pastedown above a partially removed W. H. Smith Circulating Library bookplate. The prelims are a lightly spotted and the hinges to the front and rear are cracked but holding, otherwise the text block is clean and bright throughout. Single blank terminal leaf without adverts to the rear, as called for. Housed in a purpose made quarter morocco solander case. An attractive 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.

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        La Nichina. Mémoires inédits de Lorenzo Vendramin.

      Paris, Société du Mercure de France, 1897. 1 vol. in-8. Reliure à la Bradel, demi-vélin blanc à coins, filet doré sur les plats, titre, auteur et date dorés au dos, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, exemplaire non rogné.Edition originale tirée à 89 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 15 exemplaires de tête sur Japon impérial, n°3. Infime tache touchant une lettre à la dernière ligne de la page 359.Bel exemplaire.

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        Sammlung von 23 Portraitzeichnungen bzw. -karikaturen, alle "nach der Natur" gezeichnet und von Geyling eigenh. signiert, datiert und bezeichnet (oftmals auch unter Nennung des Ortes der Portraitsitzung). Beiliegend zwei eigenh. Schreiben Arthur Schnitzlers. Wien, 1897-1935.

      1897. In späteren Jahren vom Künstler selbst auf Untersatzkartons einheitlichen Formats montiert und in zwei einfache Mappen eingelegt, die er jeweils mit den Namen der Dargestellten eigenhändig beschriftete. Die Blätter selbst von der Hand des Künstlers durchlaufend numeriert (1-24, die auf ein Kartonblatt montierten Schreiben Schnitzlers als Nr. 23) und mit der Bezeichnung der Portraitierten unter Hinzufügung ihrer Lebens- bzw. Sterbedaten versehen. Imp.-Folio. Das früheste Blatt datiert aus dem Jahr 1897, dem Gründungsjahr der Wiener Secession und der Kunstzeitschrift "Ver Sacrum". Für letztere hatte Geyling laut seiner eigenh. Beschriftung das vorliegende Portrait des secessionistischen Bildhauers Rudolf Bacher geschaffen. Ein Großteil der von ihm in den beiden Mappen versammelten Bilder entstand dann 1905, im Jahr nach der Schließung des von ihm gemeinsam mit Otto Prutscher betriebenen Ateliers für Einrichtungs- und Ausstattungsbedarf und zur Blütezeit der Wiener Werkstätte, für die Geyling u. a. Postkarten entwarf. "Obwohl Mitglied des konservativen Künstlerhauses, stand er trotzdem der Wiener Secession nahe" (AKL LII, 462). Für Geyling waren "Klimt, Hoffmann, Roller, Olbrich nicht nur meine Kollegen, sondern auch meine Freunde und wir haben viele, viele Nächte über die 'neue und reine Kunst' debattiert" (Remigius Geyling erzählt, aufgezeichnet von Gerald Szyszkowitz. In: Nebehay/Krug, SS. 5-8, hier 7). Diese Nächte boten offenbar zahlreiche Gelegenheiten für Geylings Portraitstudien: die vorliegende Sammlung enthält neben den Portraits der obengenannten auch ein Bild des oftmaligen Tivoli-Gastes Egon Schiele aus dessen Todesjahr sowie eine im Cafe Museum entstandene Portraitzeichnung von Adolf Loos. Am selben Ort wird Geyling wohl auch der von ihm so bezeichnete "Fackl-Kraus" Portrait gesessen haben. Ein besonders enges Verhältnis pflegte Geyling zu Gustav Klimt: er "gehörte viele Jahre lang zum Kreis derjenigen, die mit Klimt am Tivoli frühstückten" (Nebehay/Krug, S. 3). In dem legendären Restaurationsbetrieb am Grünen Berg in Meidling entstand im Mai 1905 dann auch das Blatt mit den beiden Portraits Klimts. Gemeinsam mit Peter Altenberg und Otto Wagner gehört Klimt zu den wenigen, die in den vorliegenden Mappen mit mehr als einer Portraitstudie (jeweils auf einem Blatt) vertreten sind. Es war die Empfehlung seines Freundes Klimt, die Geyling 1910 zur Anstellung als Ausstattungschef der "Neuen Wiener Bühnen" verhalf; die erste von ihm ausgestattete Inszenierung am Burgtheater war die Premiere von Schnitzlers "Das weite Land". Bei den Proben zu ebendieser Inszenierung, am 14. X. 1911, entstand auch die in vorliegender Sammlung überlieferte Portraitzeichnung des Dichters. Die zwei beiliegenden Schreiben Schnitzlers an Geyling betreffen u. a. das gemeinsame Projekt des "Medardusfilm", hatte sich Geyling doch um die Austattung der bedeutendsten österreichischen Filmproduktionen verdient gemacht. Seine Übertragung der "Stilmittel der Wiener Werkstätte in das historische Trauerspiel [war] so wirkungsvoll, daß 1924 Fritz Lang Geylings Entwürfe für den Stummfilm 'Nibelungen' verwendete" (AKL LII, 462). - Provenienz: Wiener Privatsammlung, in die der Künstler die beiden Mappen noch zu Lebzeiten verkaufte. Die Nrn. 6-8 sowie 18, 21 und 22 der unten verlisteten Zeichnungen jeweils ganzseitig abgebildet in: Ch. M. Nebehay u. H. Krug (Hrsg.). Remigius Geyling. Künstler und Literaten. Gezeichnet in Wien um 1900. Wien 1974. (= Jahresgabe der Wiener Bibliophilengesellschaft). Die vorliegende Sammlung dort nicht beschrieben; alle übrigen Zeichnungen unveröffentlicht.

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' entertainments,

      Benares [probably London?]: Kamashastra Society for the Grolier Society, London,, [1897]. now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night with introduction explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men and a terminal essay upon the history of The Nights. 12 volumes, large octavo. Original full vellum by Zaehnsdorf, gilt lettered spines with gilt Arabic motifs and red morocco onlays, sides elaborately gilt stamped on a red morocco background, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, richly gilt turn-ins, pale blue & gilt patterned endpapers. Housed in the original polished mahogany cabinet, embellished with fretted darker wood, the doors glazed and overlaid with brass lattice work, with two locks and key of "Oriental" design. 71 heliogravure plates by Albert Letchford, 21 etchings by Lalauze, in three states (sepia, purple and black inks respectively) making a total of 276 plates; portrait frontispiece of Burton in three states, decorative title pages printed in red, black & gold. A few very small white paint splashes to top of cabinet, scattered foxing throughout. An excellent set. The Edition de Grand Luxe of the Grolier Society edition, number 9 of 20 copies: the most luxurious of all editions of Burton's masterpiece, this set complete with its original polished mahogany presentation "casket" (as it was described in the prospectus). The "Grolier Society" imprint was in fact a nom de publication for the notorious 90s publisher Leonard Smithers and his partner, the printer-bookseller H. S. Nichols. "Smithers and Nichols issued the so-called Grolier Society editions in various forms beginning in 1897. The most expensive of all - and the most sumptuous, as one gathers from its name - was the Edition Grande de Luxe [sic]" (James G. Nelson, Publisher to the Decadents: Leonard Smithers in the Career of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson, 2000, p. 41). "The Arabian Nights had been an important part of Burton's life for decades. In 1882 he began translating it in earnest. Although there were other translations of the Nights in English, Burton's was distinguished by his retention of the sexual content of the original Arabic versions, while his extensive footnotes drew on a lifetime of travel and research. Unable to get an acceptable offer from a publisher, he decided to print it himself, a venture that must have seemed more speculative than any of his searches for gold. He and Isabel announced a limited subscription of 1000 copies, hoping for 500 responses; to their surprise, they received 2000, but kept their word and accepted only 1000. At last Burton's literary efforts were rewarded with financial success, as he got 16,000 guineas from an outlay of 6000... Despite its deliberately archaic style, The book of the thousand nights and a night: A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments (16 vols., 1885?8) has become the pre-eminent English translation of the Middle Eastern classic. It is the keystone of Burton's literary reputation" (ODNB).

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        Cours de droit civil français d'après la méthode de Zachariae. Cinquième édition revue et mise au courant de la législation et de la jurisprudence par G. Rau et Ch. Falcimaigne avec la collaboration de M. Gault. 12 Volumes.

      Paris, Marchal et Billard 1897-1922, 220x135mm,demi-percaline grise à coins, auteur, titre, tomaison et ornementations en noir au dos, plats papier marbré, étiquette colée au haut du dos. Très bel état.

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        The Mollusca of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and North Arabian Sea. London, 1897-1916.

      1897. 3 vols.: I. Persian Gulf Mollusca / The Mollusca of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and North Arabian Sea. II. Persian Gulf papers - Index / The Mollusca of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and Arabian Sea, as evidenced mainly through the collections of Mr. F. W. Townsend, 1893-1906; with descriptions of new species. III. Mollusca of Bombay Madras Andamans etc. / Papers on the Mollusca of Bombay: Karachi: Aden: Madras: Torres Straits: Andamans: etc. Also on Conus: Cypraea: Harpa: etc. 50 original works by Melvill and 11 by other authors, all on shells or brachiopods from the western Indian Ocean. The British malacologist J. C. Melville (1845-1929), son of the like-named Under-Secretary of State for India and grandson of the last secretary of the East India Company, James Cosmo Melvill (1845-1929) described more than 1,000 new molluscs between 1881 and 1928. "Perhaps Melvill is best remembered for his Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea work, for by himself or with co-authors he described nearly 600 new species or varieties from that region" (A. Trew). The present three-volume set deals exactly with that material, mostly collected by F. W. Townsend, captain of the Cable-Ship "Patrick Stewart", when inspecting the Eastern Telegraph Company's cables at the bottom of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. Townsend sent the shells that were found on the cables first to G. B. Sowerby, later directly to Melvill, and all were described by the latter, usually together with the Assistent Keeper of Zoology at the Manchester Museum, Robert Standen (1854-1925). In contrast to many contemporaries, Melvill took great care in illustrating his new species. The three "Melvill papers" volumes are titled on spine and title pages as cited above. The compiler of these three volumes has added, in neat handwriting, the titles, for each volume a list of the contents by title, a consecutive page numbering and an index to all the new and illustrated species and genera. It is unknown who compiled these volumes, though it could have been John Read le Brockton Tomlin, "a protege of J. C. Melvill [...] Tomlin added to the collection considerably and also collected a unique library of molluscan books and reprints" (Trew). In all there are 50 original works by Melvill, and 11 by other authors (e.g. E. A. Smith, R. Standen, and G. B. Sowerby III) but also dealing with shells or brachiopods from the western Indian Ocean, often relating directly to Melvill papers. One is F. W. Townsend "Notes on shell collecting in the northern parts of the Arabian Sea, including the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf in the years 1890-1914". The vast majority are original offprints; some, mostly smaller papers were taken from magazines and carefully mounted on blank paper. Each of the offprints itself is a rarity, and a collection like this one is absolutely unique. A. Trew, Melvill's new molluscan names. Vol I: 1897(b); 1897(g); 1898(k); 1899(j), 1899(k); 1903(c); 1903(e), 1903(f), 1904(a); 1904(b); 1904(c), 1904(d); 1904(e); 1904(f); 1904(g); 1904(h); 1905(a); 1906(a); 1906(b); 1906(c); 1906(d); 1910(c); 1910(d); 1912(b); 1917(a); 1917(d); 1917(f); 1918(c). - Vol. II: 1901(d); 1907(e); 1928. - Vol. III: 1886; 1893(e); 1893(f); 1894(b), 1895(a); 1895(c); 1896(b); 1897(h); 1898(a), 1898(c); 1898(i); 1899(a); 1899(g), 1899(h); 1900(b); 1901(e); 1903(a); 1905(b); 1916(a).

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        F. R. Martins Sammlungen aus dem Orient in der allgemeinen Kunst- und Industrieausstellung zu Stockholm 1897. Stockholm, Königl. Buchdruckerei P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1897.

      1897. Folio (248 x 318 mm). 8 pp. With 8 phototypes (all with tissue guards). Original printed wrappers. Fine catalogue of Martin's collection of oriental artefacts as shown at the Swedish Industrial and Art Exhibition, mainly with Persian, Turkish and Egyptian provenance. Inscribed to the Swedish naturalist Professor G. Retsius. Slight nick to lower corner near end of volume, otherwise a fine, spotless copy. Rare. OCLC 7923951.

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        Travels in West Africa Congo Francais, Corisco and The Cameroons

      Macmillan, London 1897 - pp xvi, 744. 18 plates, illustrations. Signed inscription from author on title page. Original cloth, some wear. A good and complete copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Diary Kept While with the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1896 [Caption Title]

      Privately Printed for the Author, Np - 1897, 1st edition, 2nd issue. () Very good. 83pp. Octavo. Original green cloth with gilt titling on the front board. Boards very slightly bowed. One plate and one map. Very slight wear to the boards otherwise a very nice copy. Arctic Bibl. 7401. A very scarce and privately printed account, apparently given to friends by Hoppin, who was the expedition's mineralogist. The first issue of the publication has only 80 pages and it seems that it had so many errors that Hoppin issued this revised later issue which has a full two page errata. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A complete set of Kate Greenaway's Almanacks for 1883-1895, 1897

      Routledge, London 1897 - Fourteen 24mo. volumes. All in first issue bindings with the following exceptions: 1884 is the fifth variant; 1886 is the third variant; 1888 is the seventh variant; 1893 is the second variant. Each volume is illustrated throughout with full-color images by Greenaway, many of which are full page. Includes the rare 1897 Almanack and Diary. An uncommonly fine set bound mostly in pictorial boards or full imitation morocco, as issued. Housed in a satin-lined clamshell box of full blue morocco, gilt-lettered on the cover and spine, and with a button clasp. (Schuster & Engen 1a; 2e; 3a; 4c; 5a; 6g; 7a; 8a; 9a; 10a; 11b; 12a; 13a; 14a). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 5.Auflage, 17 Bände, 1897, Bolms

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien 1897 - Prachtausgabe der E. Bolm's Militärbuchhandlung, Düsseldorf. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Fünfte gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. 17 Bände (A-Z komplett). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1897 (Neuer Abdruck). Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen, dreiseitiger Pfauenbuchschnitt, illustrierte Vorsätze. Lexikonformat ca. 25 x 17 cm. Wie auch den ersten 9 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, eine überdurchschnittlich erhaltene Ausgabe. Die Buchrücken sind sehr harmonisch & in sehr gutem Erhaltungszustand. Ebenso die wunderschönen Buchdeckel, die Goldverzierungen sowie der Buchschnitt. Ecken bestoßen, das Leder an den Deckeln berieben, an den Kanten geringer Abrieb. Die Rückenkanten ohne Fehlstellen; Band 3, 5 & 17 dort jeweils oben mit einem kleinen Einriss; bei Band 15 ist an der unteren Kante etwas Leder abgeblättert. Ein Buchdeckel von Band 17 weist - von einer eventuell früheren Schnürung herrührend - etwas Abrieb auf. Innen sauberes Exemplar. Keine Eintragungen, lose oder fehlenden Seiten, unangenehme Gerüche. Bindung fest. Grafiken vollständig & einwandfrei erhalten. Gelegentlich einige Flecke, besonders auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten. Ein Seidenpapier eingerissen. 42500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das moderne Plakat

      Dresden, G. Kühtman 1897.. Mit 52 farblithogr. Tafeln und 266 Textabbildungen. VIII, 316 S. Hübscher HLdr. d. Zt. mit der eingebund. Orig.-Broschur. Gr.-4°. Hofstätter 289. - Erste Ausgabe des klassischen Handbuches der Jugendstil-Plakatkunst, mit Lithographien nach Plakaten von J. Chéret, H. Meunier, V. Mucha, T. A. Steinlen, F. Stuck, H. de Toulouse-Lautrec u. a. - Das aufwendig gedruckte Werk ist eine der ersten Monographien zu diesem Thema in Deutschland, es erschien kurz nach der berühmten Plakatausstellung von Justus Brinkmann im Hamburger Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe im Jahr 1896. - Exemplar mit der zusätzlichen Tafel der Firma "König & Ebhardt - Hannover/Wien/London" am Ende. - Nur gering berieben, gutes und sauberes Exemplar!

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        La Jeune Sorcière.

      Armand Rassenfosse - La Jeune Sorcière, 1897. Pointe sèche Une des 50 épreuves originales sur Japon (monogrammée dans la planche et justifiée à la main par Armand Rassenfosse avec son cachet monogramme). Très grand format de planche 45 x 31 cm (cuivre). Tirage de l'époque sur papier Japon. Dimensions de la feuille : 53,5 x 40 cm Monogramme de collection : CH n° 4025 (au crayon) Superbe épreuve en parfait état. Non encadrée. Très rare.

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        FRAGMENTS D'ARCHITECTURE ANTIQUE d'après les relevés et restaurations des anciens pensionnaires de l'Académie de France à Rome publiés sous la direction de H. d'Espouy [2 volumes].

      1897Paris, Charles Schmid, sans date [1897 et 1905]. Deux volumes in-folio en feuilles (317 X 451) sous chemise toile chagrinée rouge de l'éditeur, plats décorés à froid, titre doré sur le premier plat et en long au dos, lacets de fermeture. Tome I: 15 pages et 99/100 planches- Tome II: (3) ff., 5 pages et 100 planches. Chemises légèrement défraîchies. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette BELLE PUBLICATION composée de 199/200 PLANCHES numérotées et gravées sur vélin fort (MANQUE la planche X de la première partie). La première partie concerne l'Antiquité, tandis que la seconde partie traite du Moyen-âge et de la Renaissance en Italie. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        L'Arménie, son histoire, sa littérature, son rôle en Orient.

      P., Mercure de France, 1897, pet. in-8, bradel papier peigné, dos lisse, pièce de titre noire, couv. cons., non rogné (Paul Vié), 90 pp. (CN47) Édition originale de cette conférence faite le 9 mars 1897 à la salle de la Société de Géographie sous la présidence d'Anatole France. Un des 5 japon impérial avec dédicace de l'auteur à Anatole France : "Au Maître Anatole France - Hommage de reconnaissance et d'admiration". Le premier engagement politique d'Anatole France ne concernera pas l'affaire Dreyfus mais les massacres d'Arméniens (qui datent de 1894/1896). Dès 1897, il les dénonce (ainsi que le silence officiel de la France) et ne cessera de le faire. En 1924, Tchobanian dira à Anatole France : "votre nom sera toujours affectueusement vénéré et béni par notre peuple". Ex-libris Léontine Arman de Caillavet.

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        Le duel des sexes.

      , , .Manuscrit autographe de 9 p. comportant de nombreuses corrections et ratures. Bel article sur l'égalité des sexes et l'émancipation des femmes, tant au niveau familial que concernant le travail et sa rémunération. Malheureusement toujours d'actualité... Publié le 10 janvier 1897 dans «Le Journal», et repris en 2009 dans «Séverine (1855-1929) Vie et combats d'une frondeuse». éd. Archipel.

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