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2013-07-23 11:10:07
Honore de Balzac
00 - London - The Caxton Publishing Company, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Caxton Edition of the'Human Comedy'of French novelist and playwright Honore de Balzac. Illustrated throughout with engraved frontispieces and many other plates. Translated by G. B. Ives and others. Honor de Balzac (20 May 1799 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comdie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Buonaparte. Containing:The Poor Relations: Cousin Bette, Pierre Grassou, The Girl With the Golden Eyes, Cousin Pons (three volumes)Splendors and Miseries of Courtesans: The Way that Girls Love, How Much Love Costs Old Men, The End of Bad Roads, and The Last Incarnation of Vautrin (two volumes)History of the Thirteen: Ferragus, Chief of the Devorants, La Duchess de LangeaisThe House of Nuncingen: The Secrets of La Princesse de Cadignan, Sarrasine, Facino Cane, A Man of Business, The Involuntary ComediansThe House of the Cat and Racket: The Dance at Sceaux, The Purse, The VendettaThe Petty Bourgeois (two volumes)Cesar BirotteauThe Civil Service: Gaudissart II, A Prince of BohemiaA Start in Life: Madam Firmiani, The Message, and The Atheist's MassThe Celibates: Pierrette, The Cure de Tours, La Rabouilleuse (in two volumes)Ursule MiroquetOld GoriotMemoirs of Two Young WivesModeste MignonA Double Family: The Peace of the Household, A Study of Woman, Another Study of Woman, The Pretended MistressA Woman of Thirty: The Deserted Mi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-23 09:04:45
ROBERTS, Field-Marshal Lord
London: Richard Bentley and Son, , 1897. 2 volumes, octavo (214 × 1437mm). Fine dark red full morocco publisher's presentation binding for Field-Marshal Roberts, blocking similar to the one-volume edition with title gilt to the spine, and central to the upper boards together with a "signature" block, all within a thick and thin ruled panel with square bastion corners, Robert's arms in similar panel to the lower boards, all boards with banderolles bearing Roberts' motto "virtute et valore" head and tail, all edges gilt, maroon surface paper endpapers. Vol. I with steel-engraved portrait frontispiece and 7 other portraits, steel-engraved and photogravure, 6 maps and plans, 3 of them folding, vol. II with frontispiece and 10 other plates and portraits, 3 folding maps and a folding panorama. Spines and upper boards just a touch sunned, one or two minor scuffs, some preliminary foxing, but a handsome set in excellent condition. Presentation copy. Thirty-second edition edition. A runaway best-seller, Roberts' memoirs ran to eight editions/impressions in the first month after publication, and to this thirty-second within three years. Inscribed on first binder's blank; "Mrs. Fairley from the Author, Roberts F.M." Loosely inserted autograph note signed by D.E. Peploe, the Scots authoress D.E. Stevenson, explains that the book was presented "to my aunt, Letitia Whiteway Fairley, as a recognition of her work in transcribing the book into Braille". Fairley was also a Roberts, her grandfather Captain Thomas Roberts being the Field-Marshal's uncle, and she was her … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-21 23:19:34
STOKER, Bram
Archibald Constable and Company, London/ Routledge & Sons, 1897. 1st edition. Hardcover. The greatest vampire novel of them all, published in 1897, together with Stoker's sequel, published in 1914. An early issue of the first printing of Stoker's classic novel, as denoted by the thicker paper used only in the first printing, with no advertisements at the end. This particular presentation is unique on account of the inclusion of the original, yellow front cover at the front of the book, as well as a second original upper wrapper at the rear, both laid down on card and both somewhat rubbed. The book is finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full black crushed morocco, the spine with raised bands and a blood-red morocco lettering piece with gilt titling. The rough-cut pages, as issued, are essentially very clean, bar some minor spotting in places and an occasional edge-mend. Patterned endpapers complete this most handsome of productions. Dracula's Guest, the sequel, is in the original blind-red cloth, with bright gilt spine lettering, and, apart from a little spotting to the front text block and the last few leaves, and some browning on the rear endpaper, the pages are all very clean, with a new front endpaper. Excellent pairing of these iconic books.
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2013-07-21 22:21:41
ALCOCK, C. W., & Rowland Hill
London: Hudson & Kearns, n.d. , [1897] . Folio, publisher's dark green pebble-grained cloth, title and footballer device gilt to the upper board. 224 full-page half-tone illustrations from photographs, facsimile signatures to the individual portraits. A little rubbed at the extremities, endpapers browned, but otherwise a very nice copy. First edition. Originally issued in 12-page weekly parts, or as single sheets in the News of the World, this is the first book issue, bound without a title page, but in what appears to be a publisher's binding. One of the first serious "fan" publications for the burgeoning sports, edited on the "association" side by Charlie Alcock, one of the early codifiers and administrators of the game, Secretary of the FA, instigator of the FA Cup, and the first man ever to be ruled offside; and the Rugby editor George Rowland Hill, for 23 years the Honorary Secretary of the RFU, and the man who proposed the split between Union and League. Contains individual and team portraits of the greatest exponents of both the Rugby and Association codes, in the days when football was football and a moustache was essential. Team portraits include Southampton St. Mary's, Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday, Corinthians, Harlequins and The Royal Arsenal. Amongst the individuals featured are the sporting prodigy C. B. Fry, described by John Arlott as "probably the most variously gifted Englishman of any age," and Arthur Wharton, the first black professional football player in the world.
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2013-07-21 21:57:12
BRINKLEY, CAPTAIN F.; OKAKURA, KAKUZO
Boston, Mass.: J.B. Millet Company, 1897. 10 volumes Edition de Luxe, each volume or section numbered #104 of a numbered edition limited to 750 copies. An outstanding production with each folio volume (approx. 39.5 cm) bound in different coloured silk crepe "made by hand in Tokyo and printed there by the Xylography process [woodcut] under the supervision of K. Ogawa of Tokyo." Japanese binding secured with silk tassels and cords made by S. Iida of Kyoto. Title-page of vol. 1 contains a small woodcut on Chine-colle and mounted. The frontispiece of each volume is a colour flower Collotype print made in Tokyo by K. Ogawa mounted and matted, the final print in each volume illustrating the lecture on Japanese art by K. Okakura, is an art reproduction plate by the Xylograph [woodcut] process, hand-coloured, mounted and matted. Each volume contains 20 hand-coloured albumen photos mounted in the text, and 6 full-page hand-coloured albumen photos mounted and matted. Each volume contains the loosely inserted notice from the publisher: "Caution. Do Not Cut the Leaves of this book, as it is bound in Japanese style. J.B. Millet Colmpany, Publishers, Boston, Mass." 9 of 10 original shipping cartons and original plain publisher's wrappers. Contents include: Vol. 1: "The Empire; Its Size, Buildings, Cities and Scenery." Vol. 2: "The Early Japanese and Their History." Vol. 3: "Establishment of the Tokugawa Dynasty and Japan's Relations with the Orient in the Early Ages of the Christian Era." Vol. 4: "Mediaeval Japan." Vol. 5: "Yoshitsune, Genghis and the Mongol Invasion." Vol. 6: "R … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-21 14:26:01
Bingham, C., Nesbit, E. et al
London: Ernest Nister, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Helen Maguire, E. S. Hardy et al. Contains 4 double page chromolithograph pop-ups, each with three levels, together with a selection of short fairy stories and poems, all illustrated with sepia line drawings. This is the usual superb Nister quality printing from Bavaria, Germany. The pop-ups show [1] cats in and around Polly Parrot's cage, [2] Cinderella's carriage, [3] children and their dogs playing in the water at the sea side, [4] a group of children, watched by their dog and cat, playing Oranges and Lemons. Rather oddly the title page states that there is an Introduction by F. E. Weatherly, however this is incorrect, there is no introduction and the first entry is by L.L. Weedon. Hunt p. 296/331. Montanaro p. 252. [28pp] 245x200mm. Pictorial paper covered boards over red cloth backstrip. Corners worn. Original, intact, end papers. Closed, 2cm tear to page edge. Tan and mild spotting to some page edges. Pop-ups all complete, working and undamaged.
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2013-07-21 07:52:21
NORDENSKIOLD, Adolf Erik, Baron
Stockholm,, 1897.. Large folio, with 60 large maps, mostly double-page, two of them coloured, and a further 100 maps of smaller size in the text; marginal tear to one map, a very good copy in later half calf preserving original calf spine (rubbed) over the original brown cloth sides lettered and decorated in gilt on the front cover. Original edition: separately published but a deliberate continuation to the Facsimile-Atlas (previous item), this is a detailed study of manuscript maps from ancient times to about 1650. This is a most important reference for medieval mappae-mundi as well as portolan charts and similar early forms of mapping sometimes difficult for the modern eye. Like the author's earlier work this is an absolutely indispensable work of reference. "The scholar who has long desired to get a clear general notion concerning the wide field of maps only existent in MS. designs, but ranging from the early centuries of our era down to the sixteenth or even seventeenth century, may assuredly congratulate himself on the good luck which has thrown the work into the hands of Nordenski?ld... As contrasted with the results of Nordenski?ld's labour, the Atlases of Jomard and Santarem fade into comparative insignificance...' (Bernard Quaritch in 1899).Penrose, p.353; Phillips, 258; Ristow and LeGear, 44.
Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books
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2013-07-20 12:18:09
Lewis Carroll
HENRY ALTEMUS, 1897 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Hardcover, Copyright: 1897 OR 1898) THIS IS A RARE 1897/1898 PRINTING. THE PUBLISHER WAS HENRY ALTEMUS. (LATER PRINTINGS HAD "HENRY ALTEMUS COMPANY" WHICH WOULD THEN MEAN 1902 TO 1923 PRINTING, DESPITE HAVING AN 1897 COPYRIGHT). ACCORDING TO HENRY ALTEMUS WEBSITE'S STATEMENT ON DATING THESE BOOKS , THIS BOOK ALSO HAS REFERENCE TO ADVERTISING "FLOWER FABLES" WHICH IMPLIES AN 1897/1898 PRINTING. Condition: Poor. Book board taped around the edges and spine. Binding loose. Shelf and edge wear. Rubbing and fading to boards. Browning, foxing and/or tanning to some pages. Some pages taped at center. Spots on cover and on pages. Owner's name written inside book and there may be other writing marks. 183 pages. + 4 pages of advertising.See Pictures.Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Copyright 1897 by Henry Altemus. It features one full-color chromolithographs, It is also filled with 42 illustrations by the original "Alice" artist, Sir John Tenniel. It is a work of children's literature by the English mathematician and author, Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, written under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.
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2013-07-20 09:14:11
Morris William
Kelmscott Press 1897. First Edition. Softcover. Fine/No Jacket. Truly Exceptional copy in the original limp vellum. Very clean and straight. Original silk ties. Art Deco Bookplate of William Malin Roscoe to pastedown, printed in red and black, wood engraved title, gilt titling to spine. The only minor imperfection is slight spotting to fore-edge, else a superb all round copy of the last Morris Kelmscott masterpieces.
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2013-07-20 09:14:11
Ellis, F. S.; (Kelmscott Press)
Middlesex, UK: Kelmscott Press. 1897. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1897. Hardcover, 8vo., original linen backed blue boards. 41 pp. Printed in black and red in Chaucer type. Frontis woodcut after Edward Burne- Jones. Minor rubbing along the spine. Previous owner's small signature in ink on the fly leaf, and a small inked price on the front pastedown. Clean contents. Limited to 350 copies on paper. Peterson A48. Last auctioned in 2013 at Bloomsbury for 1,220 GBP (1,860 USD). Digital images available upon request.
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2013-07-20 09:14:11
(KELMSCOTT PRESS.) MORRIS, William
Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1897. Octavo (204 × 139 mm). Original cream cloth-backed blue boards, white paper label to spine and titles to upper board in black. Border 10; half and three-quarter borders; 3-, 6- and 12-line initials; chapter titles and shoulder notes in red; line-block map (on front pastedown) drawn by H. Cribb, Chaucer type. Ownership inscription ("G. Colquhoun") to front free endpaper, small nicks to extremities, label faintly frayed. Otherwise a marvellous copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression. One of 300 paper copies. Described on the colophon as "the last romance written by William Morris", the book was published posthumously after Morris had dictated the ending to his friend Sydney Cockerell from his deathbed. A beautifully preserved document of Morris's peculiar fin-de-siècle mediaevalism, though at the same time celebrated as an important precursor for the modern fantasy genre.
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2013-07-19 21:40:12
WELLS, H.G
London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd, 1897. First Edition. Demi-octavo (19cm); publisher's pictorial red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; pictorial device in black on front cover; [i[vi],vii-viii, 2[i.e. 1]-245, 2pp. publisher's ads. First page of text misnumbered as "2". Clean, tight copy with just minimal rubbing to the original cloth binding. Faint evidence of old mend to upper 1/2" of front hinge (internal); printed bookplate of Alphonse Courlander to front pastedown; text and endpapers slightly tanned, with a tiny chip to edge of rear pastedown -- in all, a well-preserved, Very Good+ copy. & & Wells's masterpiece, the wellspring of a modern archetype and a high-spot of the "mad scientist" genre. As importantly, one of the best and most subtle critiques of free-market capitalism ever written, a brilliant satire by a lifetime Fabian socialist. BLEILER (Checklist 1972) p.281. BLEILER (Science Fiction, The Early Years) 2330.
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2013-07-19 21:40:12
Wells, H. G
1897. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth with invisible man in black. First Edition of Wells's classic tale (he later pointed out that the title is a misnomer: the protagonist is actually The Transparent Man). As with THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU, this is a grim tale about a mad scientist who degenerates into a homicidal maniac, possessed by the illusion of omnipotence. As Smith points out, THE INVISIBLE MAN sold well for a month, after which sales collapsed entirely; yet it kept royalty checks coming Wells's way for the rest of his life. Wells also made a lot of money from this book in Hollywood (starring Claude Rains in 1933); actually there had been an earlier version, titled "The Invisible Thief," produced by Pathé in 1909, of which today only a few fuzzy stills survive.~THE INVISIBLE MAN was Wells's only book published by Pearson -- fortunately, as Pearson's books are notorious for the poor quality of bindings and paper employed (resulting in browned page margins); as a result, we have never seen a truly fine copy of THE INVISIBLE MAN. This copy is near-fine with the spine a little faded (as always), and one endpaper a bit cracked (again as usual, as the cheap paper is so brittle); there is essentially no external wear at all. Wells Soc. 11; Hammond B4; Currey p. 520.
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2013-07-18 18:46:57
Conway, Sir William Martin
Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2013-07-18 11:32:50
Wells, H.G
London: Methuen & Co, 1897. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. A beautiful copy of this uncommon book, a compilation of 17 short stories written when Wells was just 31 years old. H.G. Wells (1866-1946) is of course now best known for his works of science fiction, but he was a prolific writer in many genres, both fiction and non-fiction. This volume is bound in the original red cloth boards, with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Except for light bumping and darkening to spine, the book is in very good plus condition. Interior is clean and bright with untrimmed page edges. There is slight pulling away of front free endpapers at the front hinge, otherwise quite tight. 301 pages plus 40 page publisher';s catalogue dated March 1897. LIT/090508.
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2013-07-17 14:38:28
Mark Twain
The American Publishing Company 1897 The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original blue cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. The First Issue with the title page showing only one publisher, The American Publishing Company. Page 161 has the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. {ref: BAL 3451}. Illustrated frontispiece of Mark Twain. 193 illustrations. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, light shelf wear, light spots at the endpaper, tight spine.
Bookseller: Rare Bookstore 1st Editions and Antiquar
2013-07-17 14:38:28
Twain, Mark
The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1897. Following the Equator by Mark Twain. First printing in original blue cloth. Publisher: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1897. First printing with Signature “11” on page 161 and Single line imprint of publisher on the title-page. Binding is in near fine condition, slight wear at the top and bottom of the spine. Contents clean. New endpapers. Light foxing to the title-page and frontispiece. 712 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-139. Price: $540.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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2013-07-17 14:38:28
Mark Twain
The American Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original blue cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. The First Issue with the title page showing only one publisher, The American Publishing Company. Page 161 has the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. {ref: BAL 3451}. Illustrated frontispiece of Mark Twain. 193 illustrations. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, light shelf wear, light spots at the endpaper, tight spine.
Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,
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2013-07-17 14:38:28
Twain, Mark
American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1897. Following the Equator by Mark Twain. First printing with signature number 11 on page 161. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1897. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 712 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-211. Price: $600.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.
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2013-07-17 14:38:28
Mark Twain (Pen Name for Samuel L Clemens)
The American Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover. Near Fine. The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original blue cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. The First Issue with the title page showing only one publisher, The American Publishing Company. Page 161 has the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. {ref: BAL 3451}. Illustrated frontispiece of Mark Twain. 193 illustrations. Book Condition: Near Fine+, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, light shelf wear, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine.
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2013-07-17 14:34:59
Charles M. Sheldon
Our Home And Our Homeless, Chicago 1897 - (Religion) SHELDON, Charles. IN HIS STEPS 'What Would Jesus Do?' Chicago: Our Home And Our Homeless, 1897. Hardcover. This book is an unrecorded printing of the First Edition which was published in the same year! First use of the phrase, 'What Would Jesus Do,' which of course, became a famous slogan and cottage industry. Extremely rare! We found zero for sale. Toning. Book has a lean. Binding shows beginning of cracking at back board. Rubbing and wear to boards. Very Good. Duodecimo. $3000.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Yeoman's In The Fork
2013-07-17 14:34:59
Charles M. Sheldon
Chicago: Our Home And Our Homeless, 1897. 1st Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Religion) SHELDON, Charles. IN HIS STEPS 'What Would Jesus Do?' Chicago: Our Home And Our Homeless, 1897. Hardcover. This book is an unrecorded printing of the First Edition which was published in the same year! First use of the phrase, 'What Would Jesus Do,' which of course, became a famous slogan and cottage industry. Extremely rare! We found zero for sale. Toning. Book has a lean. Binding shows beginning of cracking at back board. Rubbing and wear to boards. Very Good. Duodecimo. $3000.00
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2013-07-16 22:22:01
Frazer, James G.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-07-16 21:08:41
ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
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-y … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-15 21:28:05
Winston S. Churchill
This is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both elusive and desirable. Publication was arranged by Churchill's cousin while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Here is a premium, collector-worthy, unrestored example of the first edition, only printing. Condition is near-fine and is notable for both a clean, bright, and well preserved binding and exceptionally clean contents. The apple green cloth binding remains unfaded with only light soiling and a few tiny blemishes. This book was discovered in an old and ugly but clearly effective slipcase, which seems to have protected the volume over long years from all but the most trivial signs of wear. The gilt remains extremely bright on the spine and shelf presentation is excellent, with just trivial puckering at the spine ends. The contents are quite unusual for the edition, being bright and entirely without spotting. Most impressively, even the text block edges are bright and free of a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-15 18:13:12
DICKENS, Charles
London,: Chapman & Hall, 1897-, 1899.. Octavo, 34 volumes, illustrated throughout, a fine set in uniform polished crimson calf by Frost of Bath, ornate gilt spines and black morocco labels. Complete works of Charles Dickens in splendid leather bindings with rich gold ornament.This is the Gadshill edition: a special project of long-established London publishing house of Chapman & Hall. This definitive publication offers the collected works in thirty-four volumes printed from the 1867-8 edition that was carefully corrected by Dickens. Additionally, the Gadshill edition contains informative introductions and notes by Andrew Lang who also contributed a general essay on Dickens as a serial novelist that is included in the final volume.Significantly, this edition faithfully reproduces the engraved illustrations and charming vignettes of the originals, often by famous popular illustrators and caricaturists such as George Cruickshank and Hablot Knight Browne (under the playful pseudonym 'Phiz').
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2013-07-15 14:30:14
Various
03 - London - J. S. Virtue and Co., 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition collection of this beautifully illustrated art journal, in seven volumes from 1897-1903. First Edition. Volume I contains 23 plates; volume II: 16 plates; volume III: 13 plates; volume IV: 13 plates; volume V: 17 plates; volume VI: 19; Volume VII: 17 plates. Each volume contains illustrations in the text throughout. The Art Journal, published in London, was the most important Victorian magazine on art. It was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves underthe title the Art Union Monthly Journal, the first issue of 750 copies appearing 15 February 1839. Hodgson & Graves hired Samuel Carter Hall as editor, assisted by James Dafforne. Hall soon became principal proprietor, but, unable to turn a profit on his own, the London publisher George Virtue purchased into Hall's Art Union Monthly Journal in 1848, retaining Hall as editor. Virtue renamed the periodical The Art Journal in 1849. In 1851, Hall's engravings, 150 pictures from the private collection of the Queen and Prince Albert, were featured in The Art Journal as the 'Great Exhibition of 1851'. Though this feature was popular, the publication remained unprofitable, forcing Hall to sell off his share of the journal to Virtue, while staying on as editor. In 1852, the journal finally turned a profit. As editor, Hall exposed the profits that custom-houses were earning by importing old masters, and showed how paintings are manufactured in England. Simultaneously, The Art Journal became notable for its honest portrayal o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-14 22:15:25
FLORENZ,KARL
1897. 1. JAPANESE INTEREST. WHITE ASTER: A JAPANESE EPIC together with other poems. Adapted from the German of Dr. Karl Florenz by A. Lloyd. Tokyo: T. Hasegawa (1897). 8vo (5 7/8 x 7 5/8"), silk ties, light crease on first two leaves else Fine in pictorial case with ivory clasps (case is dusty). The text is translated from Inouye's Chinese version of the epic. Bound with frenchfold pages, nearly every page is completely illustrated with hand-colored woodblock prints by Japanese artists Mishima Yunosuke known as Shoso and Arai Shujiro known as Yoshimune. Once of the less common crepe paper books.
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2013-07-07 05:51:58
[DOUGLASS, Frederick]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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2013-07-07 05:51:58
DOUGLASS, Frederick]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Mertztown, PA, U.S.A.]
2013-07-07 05:51:58
[DOUGLASS, Frederick]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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2013-07-07 05:51:58
DOUGLASS, Frederick]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Mertztown, PA, U.S.A.]
2013-07-04 14:56:19
TAMARO D(omenico)
Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1897, 16mo cart. originale, pp. XVI-278-48 con 57 ill. e 15 tav. (otto delle quali cromolito). In effetti ? questa la rara prima edizione per il titolo, nei Manuali Hoepli. Bellissima copia.
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI
2013-07-04 14:56:19
BALLERINI Ottorino
Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1897, 16mo leg. orig. cart. tel. con bella cop. ill. col. pp. XVI-278 + 48 (Elenco manuali Hoepli) con 144 fig. n.t. e 1 tav. crom. Prima edizione, assai rara, ottima copia.
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI
2013-07-02 01:12:26
GREENAWAY, Kate.
London. J. M. Dent & Co. 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).
Bookseller: David Miles Books [United Kingdom]
2013-07-01 15:44:06
Florio, John; Lord of Montaigne
LONDON, 1897 Published by J.M. DENT AND CO. Binding: LEATHER BOUND RED Size: 6 X 4 Overall Condition is: GIFT QUALITY 6 gift quality bright smooth 5 ribbed .3/4 leather bindings marbled boards & end papers. Brilliant gold gilt top edge. Slightest of a few corner edges rubbed otherwise pristine georgously bound volumes. Volume 1 294 pages. VOlume 2 298 pages. Volume 3 427 pages. VOlume 4 414 pages. Volume 5 288 pages. 392 pages.
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop [Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A.]
2013-06-26 14:30:08
Sir Walter Scott
sp;- London - Adam and Charles Black, 1897 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A complete set of the Victoria Edition Sir Walter Scott's novels. Illustrated with plates to frontispiece to each volume and in a fine binding by Bayntun, Bath with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. In twenty-five volumes complete. With decorative two-colour titles to all volumes. The titles of the volumes are asfollows:Old Mortality; Quentin Durward; Rob Roy; Woodstock or The Cavalier, A Tale of Sixteen-Hundred and Fifty-One; The Black Dwarf and A Legend of Montrose; GuyMannering, or, The Astrologer;Waverley or 'Tis Sixty Years Since; The Bride of Lammermoor; The Heart of Midlothian; The Antiquary; Kenilworth; The Monastery; The Abbot, Being a Sequel to The Monastery; The Fortunes of Nigel; Redgauntlet, A Tale of the Eighteenth Century;The Pirate; The Maid of Perth Or Valentine's Day, Chronicles of the Canongate Second Series; Peveril of the Peak; Count Robert of Paris; The Betrothed, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; Anne of Geierstein or, The Maiden of the Mist; Saint Ronan's Well; Ivanhoe, A Romance; The Talisman, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of Canongate; and The Surgeon's Daughter and Castle Dangerous. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
2013-06-25 14:06:08
COILLARD, Francois; MACKINTOSH, Catherine Winkworth (trans.)
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1897. A Record of Twenty Years' Pioneering Among the Barotsi of the Upper Zambesi. Xxxiv, 663 p. + 2 p. of ads. 24 cm. 43 b&w photographic plates and one map. Brown cloth with gold impressing. Some discolouration to front cover and spine, softened spine ends. Front hinge repaired internally, small tear in front free endpaper, a few minor thumb marks, pull-out map at rear has been repaired. A record of 20 years missionary work translated from the original French. Coillard describes the customs of the natives, political conditions in the countries in which he worked, a missionary's daily life, encounters with animals, the death of Mme. Coillard, slave markets, etc., all of which make interesting reading material to this day. Good+. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB) [London, ON, Canada]
2013-06-25 10:59:01
REYMOND M.
4 voll. Bella ril. edit. cartonata, dorso in tela, cm 37x27, Vol. I°: Les Prédécesseurs de l'Ecole Florentine et La Sculpture Florentine au XIVe siècle, pp 220, 153 ill. b/n; Vol. II: Première moitié du XVe siècle, pp 242, 221 ill. b/n; Vol. III: Seconde moitié du XVe siècle, pp 250, 22 ill. b/n; Vol. IV°: Le XVIe siècle et les Successeurs de l'Ecole Florentine, pp 244, 196 ill. b/n. Modeste tracce d?uso, altrimenti ottimo esemplare.
Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra
2013-06-24 18:04:01
Yeats, William Butler
London: Privately Printed, 1897.. Limited Edition [80/110]. Brown hardback cloth cover. G : in good condition without dust jacket. External split to spine. Endpapers browned and some off-setting to title page. Scattered light foxing to prelims. 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Frontis portrait of Yeats. The two stories were originally printed in the November 1896 edition of The Savoy. Allan Wade notes that although described as 'privately printed', copies were advertised in Bullen's catalogue at 5/s each. The two stories were intended to be part of 'The Secret Rose [1897] but were omitted from this volume when the publisher, A H Bullen asked to leave them out.
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd
2013-06-22 12:33:40
Winston S. Churchill
This is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both elusive and desirable. Publication was arranged by Churchill's cousin while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Here is a premium, collector-worthy, unrestored example of the first edition, only printing. Condition is near-fine and is notable for both a clean, bright, and well preserved binding and exceptionally clean contents. The apple green cloth binding remains unfaded with only light soiling and a few tiny blemishes. This book was discovered in an old and ugly but clearly effective slipcase, which seems to have protected the volume over long years from all but the most trivial signs of wear. The gilt remains extremely bright on the spine and shelf presentation is excellent, with just trivial puckering at the spine ends. The contents are quite unusual for the edition, being bright and entirely without spotting. Most impressively, even the text block edges are bright and free of a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector
2013-06-22 12:33:40
Winston S. Churchill
This is an extremely attractive and well-preserved ex-library copy of the British first edition with interesting provenance.  The Story of the Malakand Field Force is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both elusive and desirable. Publication was arranged by Churchill's cousin while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips.  This copy of the first edition, only printing is interesting for several reasons.  First is the provenance.  The front pastedown bears the decorative bookplate of "Col. F.W. Blood 1941".  The ffep is inked in five lines: "Presented by / Col. F.W. Blood / Commemorate his 60 years' / Connection with the Cheshire Regiment / Oct. 1941".  We believe "F.W." to be Frederick William and know that a Col. F.W. "Fred" Blood was a relation of Sir Bindon Blood - to whom this book is dedicated and whose portrait appears at the frontispiece.  We found record of 1934 correspondence from Sir Bindon Blood to another family memb … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector
2013-06-22 12:33:40
Winston S. Churchill
This is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." Publication of the first edition of 1898 was arranged by Churchill's cousin while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. A second edition - this Silver Library edition - was the first to incorporate the author's corrections in the text and was printed only a year later, in 1899. Here is the first Silver Library edition, first printing - one of just 1,440 copies. Being the first edition to incorporate the author's extensive corrections makes this an important and highly collectable edition. Unfortunately, the maroon boards proved highly susceptible to fading, the paper easily browned and the binding often loosens. Here is a very good+ copy for collectors. The maroon binding is clean and unfaded, showing only light wear at the spine ends and hinges. Significantly, the spine retains deep, unfaded color and bright gilt. The contents are lightly toned as inevitable with this edition, but otherwise clean. All maps are intact and properly folded. Both the frontispiece and original tissue guard … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector
2013-06-22 12:28:40
Winston S. Churchill
Here is a scarce first edition, first printing of the Colonial edition of Churchill's first book, which recounts his experiences when attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First printing Colonial editions were produced in small numbers simultaneously with the Home Issue. The harsher climate and condition of the colonies meant low survival rates and often poor condition for those few examples that endured. Complicating matters for collectors, there were no fewer than 10 different editions, printings, and binding variations for the very small number of Colonial issues ultimately produced from 1898 to 1901. Offered here is the important first printing of the Colonial edition in the second state. As is the case with the Home Issue first edition, second state copies are distinguished by the presence of the domestic errata slip. This is an original, unrestored copy, meaning it has not been rebacked or had endpapers replaced like so many of the copies that survive. The binding is overall clean, tight, and square but of course shows some age The pictorial front board retains strong color and only minimal scuffing. There is mild bubbling to the boards and light corner wear. There is also a small old cellotape remnant at the bottom edge of the top board (this apparently from a poorly applied plastic cover that once protected the binding). The spine is nicely rounded with the gilt still clearly legible. There is some wear and fraying at the head and tail and some wrinkling to the spine cloth. The contents are unusually bright an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector
2013-06-19 23:05:41
Winston S. Churchill
Over the course of more than half a century of public life Sir Winston Churchill delivered speeches whose incisive wit, artful cadence, stinging criticism, soaring sentiment, and resolute defiance still echo today.  This complete set of 8 massive volumes contains the vast majority of Winston Churchill's speeches from 1897 to 1963.  The set is nearly 9,000 pages in length, takes up 18 inches of shelf space, and weighs 34 pounds.  Before this incredible undertaking, many of Churchill's speeches had never been published in volume form.  A great many of these impressive sets ended up in libraries, and consequently bear ex-library wear and markings.  This set is in very good condition and is *NOT* ex-library.  We find no previous ownership markings whatsoever.  The contents are uniformly bright, clean, and crisp internally, and feel unread.  The top edges show very light soiling and a trace of spotting, but we find no other spotting in the set.  Being finicky, we also note a small binding error to Volume I in the form of a bit of extra glue at the headband and a small dent to the Volume I text block at the center of the bottom edge.  All eight bindings remain clean and tight with sharp corners.  Shelf presentation is superior, with no sunning and only a bit of trivial scuffing or wrinkling of the cloth.  We note the slightest warp to the Volume VIII binding which is not significant enough to easily notice or to affect how it sits on the shelf adjacent to Volume VII.  Please note that this large, heavy set will require additional postage.  Bibliographic reference: C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector
2013-06-17 06:24:01
Yeats, William Butler
G : in good condition without dust jacket. External split to spine. Endpapers browned and some off-setting to title page. Scattered light foxing to prelims Limited Edition [80/110] Brown hardback cloth cover 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Frontis portrait of Yeats. The two stories were originally printed in the November 1896 edition of The Savoy. Allan Wade notes that although described as 'privately printed', copies were advertised in Bullen's catalogue at 5/s each. The two stories were intended to be part of 'The Secret Rose [1897] but were omitted from this volume when the publisher, A H Bullen asked to leave them out.
Bookseller: Barter Books
2013-06-11 12:26:48
BLAAUW, F.E.
Leiden/ London, E.J. Brill/ R.H. Porter, 1897. Folio (450 x 360mm). pp. viii, 64, with 22 chromo-lithographed plates. Recent green half morocco, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettering and lines. A fine copy of this rare work of which only 170 copies were printed. "An account of the family of Cranes, with full synonymies, descriptions of various plumages, and a discussion of the habits and distribution" (Zimmer I p. 59). "The chief object of the present work is to introduce to the public a beautiful series of watercolour drawings, taken from birds living in the Zoological Garden of Amsterdam in the year 1872" (From the Preface). Only 15 plates are by Leutemann, the other 7 by Keulemans of which 2 plates of eggs. It was G.F. Westerman's, director of the Amsterdam Zoological Garden, intention to publish a work on Cranes and he commissioned Leutemann to make the drawings. Due to Westerman's death the text was supplied by Blaauw and 7 more plates were added. Nissen IVB 105; Zimmer I, p. 59.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-10 15:46:09
Calcutta, Bible Translation Society, 1897. . First edition of the revised edition with footnotes at the bottom of each page. Rebound in brown cloth with a red leather spine label stamped in gilt. All edges red. Darlow & Mouole, 2119. Book condition: Fine Condition
Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A
2013-06-07 19:35:58
CHINA - GERMAN SETTLEMENT AT TSIN TAO.
The bay with shipping, Chinese and European buildings, some with the black, white and red flags of Imperial Germany and the Imperial German Navy ensign, in the background the mountain Lao-shan, ink and colours on silk, measurements 92,2 x 134cm. The German Navy had long wanted a foothold in China. In November 1897 Germany seized the bay of Tsin Toa, using the murder of two German missionaries in Shan Dong Province as an excuse. This was later formalised in a treaty giving the Germans a 99 year lease of this territory. However, Germany lost this East Asian colony to Japan following the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-07 07:52:55
Meredith, George
Archibald Constable and Co., Westminster, 1897. Original medium brown polished buckram, lettered in gilt, untrimmed. Upper joint torn toward top, two tasteful bookplates on pastedown, inner hinges cracking; a good copy, in cloth slipcase and chemise. First edition. With the author's presentation inscription on the half-title: "To Mrs. Alfred Lyttleton [sic] from her servant George Meredith." Mrs. Alfred Lyttelton, a novelist and playwright, wrote under the name of "Edith Hamlet." One of the two bookplates is Edith Lyttelton's. COLLIE XLIVa. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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