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2018-07-08 07:16:11
LARMOR, JOSEPH. - THE FITZGERALD-LORENTZ CONTRACTION CONFIRMED.
1897. (London, Harrison and Sons, 1898). 4to. No wrappers as extracted from "Philosophical Transactions" Year 1897, Volume 190 - Series A. - Pp. 205-300, textillustr. Clean and fine. ¶ First appearance of an importent paper announcing the first formulation of the complete Lorentz-transformation and with the first prediction of time dilation. "It seems churlish however to deny that Larmor had gained an importent, if limited insight into time dilation, two years before Lorentz's striking similar and independent insight of 1899."(Harvey R. brown in "Physical relativity", p. 61). - The paper also presents the "Larmor formula".It's notable that Larmor was the first who recognized that some sort of time dilation is a consequence of the Loretz transformation as well, because individual electrons describe corresponding parts of their orbits in times shorter for the [rest] system in the ratio 1/y.Parallel to the development of Lorentz ether theory, Larmor published the complete Lorentz transformations in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1897 (in the paper offered) some two years before Hendrik Lorentz (1899, 1904) and eight years before Albert Einstein (1905). Larmor predicted the phenomenon of time dilation, at least for orbiting electrons, and verified that the FitzGerald-Lorentz contraction (length contraction) should occur for bodies whose atoms were held together by electromagnetic forces. In his book Aether and Matter (1900), he again presented the Lorentz transformations, time dilation and length contraction (treating these as dynamic rather than kinemat … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-07-07 15:22:01
Braun Thomas
SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE. Bruxelles, Ed. Lyon-Claesen, 1897. Grand in-4 broché (30 x 30 cm), non rogné, non paginé, exemplaire numéroté (n°263/1070). Premier livre du poète belge Thomas Braun (1876-1961), illustré de 16 superbes compositions en couleurs à pleine page par Franz Melchers (1868-1944), artiste prussien établi à Bruxelles où il étudie l'art, et dont le travail est marqué par le japonisme et l'Art nouveau. Envoi de l'artiste à Roger Marx (1859-1913), critique d'art et écrivain auteur de "L'Art social", préfacé par Anatole France ; gardes refaites avec un très beau papier, magnifique exemplaire. Melchers Franz [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Abraxas-libris [Bécherel, France]
2018-07-06 16:06:13
(Clemens, Samuel L.); Twain, Mark
Hartford: The American Publishing Co. 1897. First edition. Original blue cloth, a very good, bright copy,with minor wear to the covers, inner paper hinges cracking, in a cloth covered folding case. The Doheny copy,with Estelle Doheny's red leather label. Inscribed "Mr James H. Scott with the compliments & respects of The Author // Good friends, good books & a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Truly yours Mark Twain / Vienna Apl. 10, 1898." BAL 3451.
Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books [UNITED STATES]
2018-07-03 21:23:45
Wells, H.G.
London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897. First Edition. Original red publisher's cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and front board; black illustration to front board. Some fading to cloth of spine as usual and minor scuffing to boards, else an externally pleasing copy of a book that typically shows more wear. Page block expertly tightened. Mild toning to front and rear pastedowns and contemporary ownership signature to top of title page. Internally clean and complete; a Very Good+ copy overall. H.G. Wells connects science with philosophy in this novel, which reimagines and modernizes Plato's tale of The Ring of Gyges. According to Plato, the power of invisibility could corrupt anyone possessing it, giving them the upper hand over friends and enemies alike. Wells' lead character Griffin, a scientist, succeeds in doing just this. "Griffin gives in to many of the same temptations. He robs. He injures. He kills...But even though Griffin is guilty of his share of crimes, his goal is not to indulge in hedonism. His goal is just the opposite: he wants to stop being invisible" (Frederick). Ultimately, the practical problems of being an invisible human work counter to Griffin's interests. The need to be clothed, the isolation from other humans lead to Griffin's downfall and death at the hands of a terrified mob. Indeed, much as his actions dehumanize Griffin, his invisibility allows the mob attacking him to treat him as less than human. An exceptionally important consideration of the benefits and dangers of science, and the definition of humanness at the turn of the century. V … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2018-07-03 20:41:04
J O Halliwell
England: Classic Kelmscott: heavy handmade paper, red and black inks. Printed by the famed Kelmscott Press of William Morris, this has all the "bells and whistles". Printed in a run of 350 copies only, this is printed in red and black in Chaucer type with woodcut illustration by Edward Bourne-Jones. Bound in hard board with blue paper printed with title across top front. this has been re-bound "in the style of" William Morris. Small smudge on front. Hand made paper showing signs of age with some smudging. Red ink shows through pages. Otherwise, no writing or any other problem or issue. Lovely example of the bookmaker's art. Very Good Condition: 8vo (8 1/2" X 5 7/8"), hard cloth board cover with blue paper with black title, hand made paper for body of book with heavy weight paper as spares and endpapers. Woodcut, Decorative capitals, and page decorations by Edward Bourne-Jones. Age appropriate page discoloration. "Syr Ysambrace". "Edited by F.S. Ellis after the edition printed by J. O. Halliwell from the MS. In Lincoln Cathedral, with a few corrections. Printed at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the Country of Middlesex, and finished on the 14th day of July, 1897." RAREB1897NTUA. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: robinrarebooks [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-07-03 07:09:54
(Binding, Cosway) Mahan, A[lfred] T[hayer], Captain
London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, 1897. First English edition. Plates, maps and plans, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with about 50 additional portraits and views, some handcolored. 8vo. Full dark blue crushed morocco Cosway-style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for J.W. Robinson Company, covers tooled in gilt with double-fillet borders, inner corners with anchor and rope tools, front covers with foliate centerpieces, each full morocco front doublure with inset portrait miniature (Nelson, vol. I, Lady Hamilton, vol. II), framed in gilt with red morocco floral onlays, rear doublures and endpapers of blue moiré, a.e.g. and gauffered. Joints skillfully repaired, some spotting and offsetting to plates. In original full morocco velvet-lined spring-lock case on base, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, the box repaired with new spines to style. First English edition. Plates, maps and plans, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with about 50 additional portraits and views, some handcolored. 8vo. A superb extra-illustrated copy of Mahan's Life of Nelson in a Cosway-style binding with miniature portraits of Nelson and Lady Hamilton. The portrait of Nelson is after the 1797 portrait by Lemuel Francis Abbott. Nelson is in rear-admiral's uniform, his empty right sleeve pinned to his front, and is wearing the Star and Ribbon of the Bath and the Naval Gold Medal, awarded for his victory at the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797. Cowie 158; Hattendorf & Hattendorf A6b
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [US]
2018-07-03 05:42:00
CARPENTER, Edward
London: A. & H.B. Bonner, 1897. First Edition. 8vo. Printed sewn wraps. Gilt decoration to front cover. Wraps toned and scuffed/tattered around the edges, with some small tears and chips. Deckle-edged pages, lightly worn along edges, clean and unmarked. Still, solidly very good. 37pp. An early argument for gay liberation and sexual equality by the pacifist, feminist, sandal-wearing socialist, and all-round Victorian radical Edward Carpenter, published 12 years after the Labouchere Amendment criminalized "gross indecency" between men and just two years after Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted under that law. This pamphlet was first published as an essay in The Reformer, and would reappear as a chapter in Carpenter's "The Intermediate Sex" more than a decade later. Though periodically forgotten and revived by historians and biographers, Carpenter was enormously influential on the major figures of 20th century LGBT activism: Harry Hay, founder of the Mattachine Society and the Radical Faeries, described an early reading of "The Intermediate Sex" as "an earth-shaking revelation" that gave him insight into his own identity. Carpenter was a correspondent and reputed lover of Walt Whitman, and thereby -- according to Allen Ginsberg -- a crucial link in the unbroken chain of "gay succession" that connected Ginsberg to Whitman through the intermediaries of Neal Cassady, Gavin Arthur, and finally Carpenter himself. Carpenter was also connected directly or indirectly with many other major literary figures of his time: reviewed by Oscar Wilde, acquainted with Have … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller [US]
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2018-07-02 05:38:08
YEATS, W. B.
London: Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1897. London: Lawrence & Bullen, Limited,, 1897. With Illustrations by J. B. Yeats. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title and pictorial decoration to spine and boards gilt. Frontispiece and 6 plates by Jack B. Yeats. Durham bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to ends and corners only, cloth a little darkened but the gilt very bright, internally sound and clean, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first issue binding with "Lawrence & Bullen" at the foot of spine and first state ribbed blue cloth, most scarce indeed in such nice condition. With The Secret Rose Yeats was at the height of his powers as a prose mythographer, spanning and joining together the two loci of his imagination: the Celtic folklore of his native Ireland, and the alchemical mysteries with which he became familiar through his interactions with the Golden Dawn in London and Paris. These are respectively represented by two characters, latterly the subject of their own books, but here appearing for the first time: Red Hanrahan, the wandering poet (or "gleeman") of whom, in The Tower, Yeats would later stirringly remember, "I myself created Hanrahan / and drove him drunk or sober through the dawn. / He had but broken knees for hire / and horrible spleandour of desire, / I thought it all out thirty years ago") and Michael Robartes, whom Yeats would later co-opt as being central to the origins of his spiritual discoveries in A Vision.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-29 05:50:47
YEATS, W. B.
London: Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1897. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title and pictorial decoration to spine and boards gilt. Durham bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to ends and corners only, cloth a little darkened but the gilt very bright, internally sound and clean, an excellent copy. Frontispiece and 6 plates by Jack B. Yeats. First edition, first impression, first issue binding with "Lawrence & Bullen" at the foot of spine and first state ribbed blue cloth, most scarce indeed in such nice condition. With The Secret Rose Yeats was at the height of his powers as a prose mythographer, spanning and joining together the two loci of his imagination: the Celtic folklore of his native Ireland, and the alchemical mysteries with which he became familiar through his interactions with the Golden Dawn in London and Paris. These are respectively represented by two characters, latterly the subject of their own books, but here appearing for the first time: Red Hanrahan, the wandering poet (or "gleeman") of whom, in The Tower, Yeats would later stirringly remember, "I myself created Hanrahan / and drove him drunk or sober through the dawn. / He had but broken knees for hire / and horrible spleandour of desire, / I thought it all out thirty years ago") and Michael Robartes, whom Yeats would later co-opt as being central to the origins of his spiritual discoveries in A Vision. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-28 22:56:59
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus] Göbel, E. F. [C. Jäger].
German, 1897. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary painting with some minor repairs. Just like the Beethoven Gouache we also offer by this gifted artist, a very fresh impression of this wonderful musical inspirer. . German, 1897. Original 19th century Gouache after an 1870 painting by C. Jäger. 44 x 36,5 cm. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary painting with some minor repairs. Just like the Beethoven Gouache we also offer by this gifted artist, a very fresh impression of this wonderful musical inspirer. Gouache, also spelled guache, is a type of paint consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material, designed to be used in an opaque method. It also refers to paintings that use this opaque method. The name derives from the Italian guazzo. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities. (Wikipedia). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Woodpecker Books [Skibbereen, Ireland]
2018-06-28 22:56:02
Beethoven, Ludwig van] Göbel, E. F. [C. Jäger].
Germany, 1897. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary 19th century painting with fresh impression of the signature-face of this timeless composer. . Germany, 1897. Original 19th century Gouache after an 1870 painting by C. Jäger. 48 x 34,5 cm. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary 19th century painting with fresh impression of the signature-face of this timeless composer. Gouache, also spelled guache, is a type of paint consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material, designed to be used in an opaque method. It also refers to paintings that use this opaque method. The name derives from the Italian guazzo. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities. (Wikipedia). Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Woodpecker Books [Skibbereen, Ireland]
2018-06-28 21:54:23
DURKHEIM, ÉMILE. - THE SUICIDE-STUDY.
Paris, Baillière et Cie Félix Alcan, 1897. 8vo. Contemp. hcloth. Gilt spine with gilt lettering. XII,462 pp. Small stamps on halftitle and title-page. Internally clean and fine. ¶ First edition of this classical study of suicide by "the father of modern sociology".
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-28 21:42:03
KRASNOV, P.N. (PYOTR NIKOLAEVICH).
1897. St.- Petersbourg, 1900. Orig. full green cloth. Spine and covers with gilt lettering. A portrait of the author on froncover. (6),VI,472 pp. Textillustrations and plates after photographs., 1 folded table and 1 folded map. Internally clean. In Russian. ¶ First edition of Krasnov's famous travelling book on Etiopia.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-28 21:41:59
ROSTAND, EDMOND. - ["ONE OF THE CENTURY'S GREATEST SMASH HITS"]
1897. Paris, 1898. 8vo. Contemporary half calf with five raised bands, gilt spine. Single gilt lines to boards. Capitals and corners worn. Inner hinges a bit weak. With Eugen Zabel's book plate to inside of front board, a postcard depicting Edmond Rostand's residense at Cambo, obviously posttamped on verso, pasted on to front free end-paper, contemporary newspaper-clipping about the numerous performances of "Cyrano von Bergerac" around the world pasted in to hinge of fly-leaf, where the presentation-inscription (for Eugène Zabel) is written, and finally, the original handwritten address in Rostand's hand, cut out from the envelope in which the book was sent to Zabel, is pased into hinge of half-title. Internally nice and clean. ¶ First edition, 136th thousand (same year as the first), presentation-copy "à M. Eugène Zabel/ très cordial envoi, -/ remerciement, -/ et sympathie./ Edmond Rostand/ Octobre 98" of Rostand's masterpiece, which against all odds became one of the most popular plays of the century and an overnight success throughout Europe.At the end of the 19th century in France, as well as in the rest of Europe, the industrialization was the force that dominated almost all aspects of society, i.e. everything from politics and sociology to science, art, philosophy, etc. And thus, also literature and theatre in this period were products of this new power. This meant that the trend that became prevailing within literature and drama was that of realism, which in France soon developed into naturalism. In the midst of this all-encompassing emphasis on objective documentati … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-28 16:20:01
KELMSCOTT PRESS). MORRIS, WILLIAM
Kelmscott Press, 1897. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum.). 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l. (including woodcut map at front), 507, [1] pp. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum.). Original holland-backed blue paper boards, front cover with titling, flat spine with paper label at head, edges untrimmed. Front pastedown with line block map drawn by H. Cribb, elaborate woodcut border and initial on first page of text, and woodcut borders and initials at the beginning of each chapter, small woodcut initials throughout, Kelmscott device at end. Front free endpaper with book label of Laurence W. Hodson, printed for him at the Kelmscott Press. Peterson A-51; Sparling 51; Walsdorf "William Morris" 51; Tomkinson, p. 121. Tiny rust spot to lower board, upper board with faint brownish stain, but ALOVELY COPY INTERNALLY, clean, fresh, and bright, in a solid binding. Dated 1897, but issued in February of 1898, this was the last romance written by William Morris and the final book but two to be produced at the Kelmscott Press. Because of the failing health of Morris, the last few pages were written down from his dictation by Sydney Cockerell, and the work appeared posthumously, being printed from an uncorrected manuscript and seen through the press by Morris' wife, Jane. Because of the thickness of the book and the insubstantial materials it is made of, fine copies of this title are especially difficult to find. The present copy owes its superb condition to Laurence Hodson, the original owner and one of the first connoisseurs to appreciate the works of the pri … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-06-28 15:58:20
Binding, Cosway) Mahan, A[lfred] T[hayer], Captain
London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, 1897. First English edition. Plates, maps and plans, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with about 50 additional portraits and views, some handcolored. 8vo. Full dark blue crushed morocco Cosway-style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for J.W. Robinson Company, covers tooled in gilt with double-fillet borders, inner corners with anchor and rope tools, front covers with foliate centerpieces,each full morocco front doublure with inset portrait miniature (Nelson, vol. I, Lady Hamilton, vol. II), framed in gilt with red morocco floral onlays, rear doublures and endpapers of blue moiré, a.e.g. and gauffered. Joints skillfully repaired, some spotting and offsetting to plates. In original full morocco velvet-lined spring-lock case on base, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, the box repaired with new spines to style. First English edition. Plates, maps and plans, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with about 50 additional portraits and views, some handcolored. 8vo. A superb extra-illustrated copy of Mahan's Life of Nelson in a Cosway-style binding with miniature portraits of Nelson and Lady Hamilton. The portrait of Nelson is after the 1797 portrait by Lemuel Francis Abbott. Nelson is in rear-admiral's uniform, his empty right sleeve pinned to his front, and is wearing the Star and Ribbon of the Bath and the Naval Gold Medal, awarded for his victory at the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797. Cowie 158; Hattendorf & Hattendorf A6b
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-06-28 07:56:53
HOPPIN, Benjamin
Privately Printed, 1897. First. hardcover. very good(-). Map frontispiece, one photo Illus. 83pp. 8vo, original green cloth, bottom corners very lightly bumped, front cover with small light dampstain. (N.p.: Privately Printed, 1897). First Edition Presentation copy, that is signed and dated from 1897. Author was Admiral Peary's mineralogist during the Arctic Expedition of 1896. Hoppin kept a day-to-day account of the voyage of the Hope, including scientific observations. Arctic Bibliography 7401
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-06-26 07:44:17
ROBIDA ALBERT
Paris, Librairie Henry Floury, 1897. In 4°, m. tela rec., tit. in oro al dorso (br. edit. fig. a colori conservata); pp. 28, con le bellissime illustrazioni a colori di Albert Robida. Edizione originale. Esemplare appartenente alla tiratura di testa di 50 esemplari su “papier Japon impérial” (43). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Docet di Rabiti Loris [Bologna, BO, Italy]
2018-06-26 07:44:15
ARENE (Paul)
Reliure bradel demi-maroquin rouge à coins. Dos lisse avec titre doré. Couverture illustrée conservée. Non rogné. Reliure signée CARAYON. Illustrations en couleurs par Albert ROBIDA. Paris Librairie Henry Floury 1897 - 53 pp. In-4. Relié. Très bel exemplaire. 1 volume. ÉDITION ORIGINALE LIMITÉE à 500 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial, comportant les gravures en couleurs d'Albert ROBIDA et la réduction en vignettes teintées de ces gravures. Exemplaire ENRICHI d'UNE GRANDE AQUARELLE ORIGINALE de Robida sur le faux titre. Joint un billet autographe signé d'Albert Robida relatif à ce livre: "Mon Cher ami, Je ne vous ai pas vu depuis quelque temps et n'ai pu vous demander votre exemplaire du Secret de polichinelle. Auriez-vous l'obligeance de le faire remettre à la pharmacie, un de mes fils le prendrait; il faut bien qu'il soit enluminé. Mille amitiés. A. Robida, 16 nov."
Bookseller: Librairie Koegui [France, Bayonne]
2018-06-25 11:33:02
Larmor, Joseph
1897. FIRST EDITION, OFFPRINT ISSUE, OF LARMOR'S FAMOUS PAPER INTRODUCING THE FIRST FORMULATION OF WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS THE LORENTZ-TRANSFORMATION (or transformations), INCLUDING THE FIRST UNDERSTANDING AND PREDICTION OF THE CRUCIAL TIME DILATION & LENGTH CONTRACTION PROPERTIES INHERENT IN MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS. The transformation is "a general approach to how the distance and time measurements of two observers moving at different velocities can be transformed into each other's frames of reference" (History of Physics: The Wenner Collection). The offprint is housed in a custom leather clamshell case. This offprint is the important first announcement of Larmor's formulation and prediction. Later in the same year he developed his thoughts further those appeared in the Philosophical Transactions. To a collector, the announcement (particularly in offprint form) is the most desirable. "One of the interesting historical aspects of the modern relativity theory is that, although often regarded as the highly original and even revolutionary contribution of a single individual, almost every idea and formula of the theory had been anticipated by others. For example, Lorentz covariance and the inertia of electromagnetic energy were both (arguably) implicit in Maxwell's equations" - in other words, Maxwell anticipated them (Brown, Reflections on Relativity, 8.8). This paper presents what the Irish mathematician Joseph Larmor 'anticipated' - specifically, the Lorentz transformation, the formulation of which Larmor presents here. Larmor's work is in accordance with special relativity, but wa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books [West Branch, IA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-22 17:47:25
Spenser, Edmund (Text by); Walter Crane (Illustrated by); Thomas J. Wise (Edited by)
London: George Allen, 1897. Limited edition. Hardcover. g to vg. 1/1000. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 8 3/4"). lxxvi, viii, [250]pp (Vol. 1); viii, 251-[528]pp (Vol. 2); vii, [1], 529-[806]pp (Vol. 3); viii, 807-1044 (Vol. 4); viii, 1045-[1276]pp (Vol. 5); viii, 1277-1546, [4]pp (Vol. 6). Uncut. Top edges gilt. Contemporary 3/4 burgundy crushed morocco over red cloth, with gold lettering and decoration to spines. Marbled endpapers. Original illustrated salmon wrappers bound in. The Faerie Queene is an English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. "Books I to III were first published in 1590, and then republished in 1596 together with books IV to VI. The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it is one of the longest poems in the English language and the origin of a verse form that came to be known as Spenserian stanza. On a literal level, the poem follows several knights in an examination of several virtues, though it is primarily an allegorical work, and can be read on several levels of allegory, including as praise (or, later, criticism) of Queen Elizabeth I. In Spenser's "Letter of the Authors" he states that the entire epic poem is "cloudily enwrapped in Allegorical devises," and that the aim of publishing The Faerie Queene was to "fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline". The Faerie Queene found such favor with Elizabeth I that Spenser was granted a pension for life amounting to £50 a year, though there is no further evidence that Elizabeth read any of the poem. This royal patronage helped the poem to such a level of success t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) [Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-22 07:55:35
YEATS, W. B.
London: Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1897. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title and pictorial decoration to spine and boards gilt. Durham bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to ends and corners only, cloth a little darkened but the gilt very bright, internally sound and clean, an excellent copy. Frontispiece and 6 plates by Jack B. Yeats. First edition, first impression, first issue binding with "Lawrence & Bullen" at the foot of spine and first state ribbed blue cloth, most scarce indeed in such nice condition. With The Secret Rose Yeats was at the height of his powers as a prose mythographer, spanning and joining together the two loci of his imagination: the Celtic folklore of his native Ireland, and the alchemical mysteries with which he became familiar through his interactions with the Golden Dawn in London and Paris. These are respectively represented by two characters, latterly the subject of their own books, but here appearing for the first time: Red Hanrahan, the wandering poet (or "gleeman") of whom, in The Tower, Yeats would later stirringly remember, "I myself created Hanrahan / and drove him drunk or sober through the dawn. / He had but broken knees for hire / and horrible spleandour of desire, / I thought it all out thirty years ago") and Michael Robartes, whom Yeats would later co-opt as being central to the origins of his spiritual discoveries in A Vision. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-20 07:23:49
RUSSELL, Bertrand.
Cambridge: University Press, 1897. Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine, boards ruled in blind, all edges untrimmed. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, title page browned from loose insertion of a flyer advertising the French translation of the work, endpapers and leaf edges lightly spotted; a very good copy. First edition of Russell's first published book of philosophy. Based on Russell's Trinity College fellowship dissertation, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry "provides a partial defence of Kant's theory that the truth of geometry is a necessary condition of all possible experience Russell later dismissed the book as a foolish and immature work, and its central claims have not been accepted by either mathematicians or philosophers. None the less, principally through being reviewed at length and with great respect by the eminent French mathematician Henri Poincaré, it served to establish Russell's professional reputation and led to his being invited to deliver a paper at the prestigious International Congress of Philosophy held in Paris in 1900, an event that profoundly affected his career" (ODNB). Blackwell & Ruja A3.1a, first binding variant. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-20 07:23:49
RUSSELL, Bertrand A W
Cambridge at the University Press, 1897(). First Edition. A very good copy in the original very dark blue cloth, light wear spine ends, top corner cut from title page (not affecting text), else a clean tight copy of Russell's first philosophical work. .
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [Johannesburg, gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA]
2018-06-19 08:54:10
HUYSMANS Joris-Karl
Paris: 1897. HUYSMANS Joris-Karl - Carte autographe à Iwan Gilkin « c'est bon de lire de fermes et puissants vers [...] dans un temps de niaiseries amorphes, sans idées et sans rimes » HUYSMANS Joris-Karl Carte autographe à Iwan Gilkin « c'est bon de lire de fermes et puissants vers [...] dans un temps de niaiseries amorphes, sans idées et sans rimes » Paris 18 novembre 1897, 11,4x8,8cm, une carte recto-verso. Carte autographe signée datée du 18 novembre 1897 de Joris-Karl Huysmans, 18 lignes à l'encre noire, enveloppe jointe, correction manuscrite de l'auteur.Dans cet élégant billet, Huysmans encense La Nuit, recueil d'une grande puissance symboliste, loin des vers fades que l'auteur méprise dans la production contemporaine. Aperçu exemplaire de la correspondance que Huysmans entretient avec les poètes de La Jeune Belgique, la missive suit un double mouvement d'éloge et de blâme conduit par la plume acérée de l'auteur : « le livre contient vraiment des pièces de premier ordre, des sonnets d'une forme impériale, impeccable, comme personne maintenant n'est de taille à en faire ». Alors que la poésie de la fin du XIXème siècle aspire à s'émanciper des contraintes de versification, Huysmans s'oppose à cette facilité littéraire : « En attendant, c'est bon de lire de fermes et puissants vers et dans un temps de niaiseries amorphes, sans idées et sans rimes, cela régale »Poèmes uniques dans la production d'Iwan Gilkin, étapes d'un « pèlerinage lyrique de l'Enfer » influencé par Baudelaire et Lautréamont, « Les hymnes infernales de votre nuit » répondent à l'esthétique décadente e … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-06-19 08:54:10
HUYSMANS Joris-Karl
Paris 18 novembre 1897, 11,4x8,8cm, une carte recto-verso. - Paris 18 novembre 1897, 11,4x8,8cm, une carte recto-verso. - Carta autografata firmata datata 18 novembre 1897, 18 righe in inchiostro nero, correzione manoscritta dell'autore [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Carte autographe signée datée du 18 novembre 1897 de Joris-Karl Huysmans, 18 lignes à l'encre noire, enveloppe jointe, correction manuscrite de l'auteur. Dans cet élégant billet, Huysmans encense La Nuit, recueil d'une grande puissance symboliste, loin des vers fades que l'auteur méprise dans la production contemporaine.Aperçu exemplaire de la correspondance que Huysmans entretient avec les poètes de La Jeune Belgique, la missive suit un double mouvement d'éloge et de blâme conduit par la plume acérée de l'auteur : « le livre contient vraiment des pièces de premier ordre, des sonnets d'une forme impériale, impeccable, comme personne maintenant n'est de taille à en faire ». Alors que la poésie de la fin du XIXème siècle aspire à s'émanciper des contraintes de versification, Huysmans s'oppose à cette facilité littéraire : « En attendant, c'est bon de lire de fermes et puissants vers et dans un temps de niaiseries amorphes, sans idées et sans rimes, cela régale » Poèmes uniques dans la production d'Iwan Gilkin, étapes d'un « pèlerinage lyrique de l'Enfer » influencé par Baudelaire et Lautréamont, « Les hymnes infernales de votre nuit » répondent à l'esthétique décadente et à l'attraction pour les sciences occultes et satanistes centrales dans l'évolution littéraire de Huysmans, déjà exprimées en 1891 dans Là-Bas : « mai … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-06-19 08:54:10
HUYSMANS Joris-Karl
" - Paris 18 novembre 1897, 11,4x8,8cm, une carte recto-verso. - Carte autographe signée datée du 18 novembre 1897 de Joris-Karl Huysmans, 18 lignes à l'encre noire, enveloppe jointe, correction manuscrite de l'auteur. Dans cet élégant billet, Huysmans encense La Nuit, recueil d'une grande puissance symboliste, loin des vers fades que l'auteur méprise dans la production contemporaine.Aperçu exemplaire de la correspondance que Huysmans entretient avec les poètes de La Jeune Belgique, la missive suit un double mouvement d'éloge et de blâme conduit par la plume acérée de l'auteur : « le livre contient vraiment des pièces de premier ordre, des sonnets d'une forme impériale, impeccable, comme personne maintenant n'est de taille à en faire ». Alors que la poésie de la fin du XIXème siècle aspire à s'émanciper des contraintes de versification, Huysmans s'oppose à cette facilité littéraire : « En attendant, c'est bon de lire de fermes et puissants vers et dans un temps de niaiseries amorphes, sans idées et sans rimes, cela régale » Poèmes uniques dans la production d'Iwan Gilkin, étapes d'un « pèlerinage lyrique de l'Enfer » influencé par Baudelaire et Lautréamont, « Les hymnes infernales de votre nuit » répondent à l'esthétique décadente et à l'attraction pour les sciences occultes et satanistes centrales dans l'évolution littéraire de Huysmans, déjà exprimées en 1891 dans Là-Bas : « mais il faudrait citer aussi les grandes et sombres pièces, telle que « et eritis sicut dii », tout le dessert empoisonné de ce satanisme brûlant ». Admirable témoignage de la révérence avec laquelle … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-06-19 07:53:43
Freud, Sigmund :
Wien, Alfred Hölder 1897. gr. 8°, 327 S. mit 3 gefalteten Tabellentafeln. Neuerer Pappband unter Verwendung des Deckels der Orig. - Broschur. = Hermann Nothnagel (Hrsg.): Specielle Pathologie und Therapie, IX. Band, II. Theil, II. Abteilung. Sehr sauberes Exemplar. Sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Heiner Henke [Passau, Germany]
2018-06-19 07:15:03
FRANCE Anatole
" - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1897-1901, 12,5x19,5cm & 12x18cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Edition originale pour chacun des volumes, un des 50, 55 et 57 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande. Reliures à la bradel en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos lisses ornés de cartouches dorés agrémentés de losanges dorés ainsi que de motifs floraux dorés avec incisions de pièces de maroquin vert figurant leurs pétales, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, élégantes reliures de l'époque signées de Carayon. Rare et agréable ensemble en grand papier de cette tétralogie intitulée ""Histoire contemporaine"" parfaitement établie dans une élégante reliure de l'époque par l'un des maîtres relieurs de la fin du XIXème siècle.- Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition for each volume, one of 50, 55 and 57 numbered copies on Holland paper. Braziers bindings in navy blue half morocco with corners, smooth backs adorned with gold cartridges embellished with golden lozenges and golden floral motifs with incisions of green morocco pieces representing their petals, framing of gilt fillets on the marble paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets and back preserved, elegant bindings of the time signed by Carayon. Rare and pleasant set in large paper of this tetralogy entitled ""Contemporary History"" perfectly established in an elegant Contemporary binding by one of the master binders of the late nineteenth century." Calmann Lévy Paris _1897-1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-06-17 07:49:26
Mark Twain
American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1897. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Matching dates on the title and copyright pages. Only one publisher listed on the title page. Original cloth boards. {ref: BAL 3451}. Book Condition: Very Good, chip to illustration on the front board. Shelf wear, age toning, light spots.
Bookseller: Rare Bookstore 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books [US]
2018-06-17 07:43:48
RUSSELL, Bertrand.
Cambridge: University Press, 1897. Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine, boards ruled in blind, all edges untrimmed. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, title page browned from loose insertion of a flyer advertising the French translation of the work, endpapers and leaf edges lightly spotted; a very good copy. First edition of Russell's first published book of philosophy. Based on Russell's Trinity College fellowship dissertation, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry "provides a partial defence of Kant's theory that the truth of geometry is a necessary condition of all possible experience Russell later dismissed the book as a foolish and immature work, and its central claims have not been accepted by either mathematicians or philosophers. None the less, principally through being reviewed at length and with great respect by the eminent French mathematician Henri Poincaré, it served to establish Russell's professional reputation and led to his being invited to deliver a paper at the prestigious International Congress of Philosophy held in Paris in 1900, an event that profoundly affected his career" (ODNB). Blackwell & Ruja A3.1a, first binding variant. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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2018-06-17 06:48:06
Nordenskiold, A. E. (transl. by Francis A. Bather)
Norstedt & Soner, Stockholm, 1897. Elephant folio, half bound in original black leather with burgundy leather covring rest of boards, covers with light to moderate wear, contents very good or better but with age toning of paper- mainly noticeable around edges of pages. Complete with XL map reproduced and lots of illustrations in the text. Overall, a very good or better copy of this famous work. Due to size and weight of the large volume, shipping outside the USA will be extra expense. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Carydale Books [Stanfordville, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-06-17 06:01:49
DOYLE, Arthur Conan
D. Appleton and Co. New York 1897. First American Edition. Original red cloth, original illustrated dustjacket. Historical murder mystery set in Napoleon's era, it involves a Frenchman returning to his native land to join the Emperor's ranks. Very scarce in original 19th Century dustjacket. Near Fine but for a few pages bumped at lower page fore-edge, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow loss at spine ends and flap corners [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books [Northampton, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-16 06:56:17
Kaul, Ishvar; George Abraham Grierson, editor
Calcutta published by the Asiatic Society, printed by Sahib Prasad Singh at the Khadga Vilasa Press, Bankipur 1897-98. First edition. Two parts bound as one. Small 4to, 29 x 19 cm; pp.3, [1, blank], [1]-[108]; [ii], 3, [1, blank], 2, [2, blank], [109]-373, [1, blank] 3, [1, blank]. Text in Devanagari characters. Modern buckram; largely unopened; original printed wrappers bound in, first part's wrappers partially defective and laid down; first part lacking title-page. Title-page of second part with an initialled presentation inscription from Grierson, dated 1924. The first publication of Ishvar Kaul's grammar based on the form of Kashmiri spoken by the Hindus of Shrinagar, "the educated ruling class". All previous grammars had been based on the language spoken by Muslims throughout Kashmir. For Grierson the Hindu dialect, although spoken by a minority, was valuable because it represented the purest form of the language: "Its contamination with Persian has been prevented by a wholesome tradition, which has no hold on the Muhammadan inhabitants". One feature of Kaul's grammar which attracted Grierson was its precise rendering of Kashmiri phonology through Devanagari rather than the usual nasta'liq script. Grierson took great care in preparing Kaul's work for publication, relying on a manuscript revised by Kaul himself, reading it over with a learned scholar of Shrinagar. Ishvar Kaul came from a scholarly family in Kashmir, following his father as court astronomer (to Maharaja Pratap Singh. He possessed excellent Sanskrit, and translated Arabic and Persian works into Sanskrit a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB [Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom]
2018-06-16 06:40:45
IRELAND -
London, Cassell, [c. 1897]. Oblong 4to. Original green pebble-grained cloth with bevelled edges, lettered in gilt; decorated in black, all edges gilt; pp. viii, 191 pages, highly illustrated after photographs; a fine copy. Very rare first edition of an important Irish photobook. The publisher in the present volume endeavoured to give some pictorial representation of the most characteristic features to be found in Ireland. Many photographs have been taken specially for this work, with a large number taken by the well known photographers of their day throughout the country: Harrison of Bray, Robinson of Dublin, Payne Jennings of Ashtead, White of Clonskeagh, Clarendon of Kingstown, Poole of Waterford, Mahony of Cappoquin, Guy & Co., of Limerick and Cork, York of Notting Hill, Hunter of Armagh, Lee of Portrush, Ayton of Londonderry, and Lawrence of Dublin. - A little printed slip ant the beginning of the volume explains the rarity: 'Sights and Scens in Ireland, being specially prepared for Subscription, is not obtainable through the general Booksellers' (still true). Not in the National Library of Ireland.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]
2018-06-15 15:41:32
HONEYMAN, Robert B.].
1897. Cf. Sotheby’s, The Honeyman collection of scientific books and manuscripts. The private collection of trade catalogues from the notable American collector Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), who amassed a spectacular library on the history of science. A big part of it was auctioned by Sotheby's (1978-1980) and the auction catalogue has been a valuable reference work ever since. Sotheran appears to have been his primary dealer, with a count of 50 catalogues in this collection, and one of the company's catalogues contains a manuscript note mentioning that "a great many items in the Honeyman Scientific Collection came from this catalogue", followed by a list of purchases at the end of the volume (a similar list of purchases is found in one other volume). Another interesting annotation accompanies an inserted description by Pierre Berès offering a first edition of Galileo's Le operatione del compass geometrico et militare (1606), with the comment "the only one I have ever seen offered - should have bought it". We can also see Honeyman's creative side, as two totally different doodles of a Honeyman monogram appear in James Tregaskis & Son's Caxton Head Bulletin. Further with some minor annotations on wrappers and flyleaves, a few notes in catalogues and many books checked off.The collections includes catalogues & lists by: Sotheran (50); James Tregaskis & Son (10); Bernard Quaritch (10); E.P. Goldschmidt (10); R. Lier & Co. (9); Davis & Orioli (8); Dawson's of Pall Mall (8); William H. Schab (7); Scribners (7); Menno Hertzeberger (5); L'art Ancien (5); Zeitlin & Ver Brugge (4) … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
2018-06-15 07:25:22
STOKER, Bram.
Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company,, 1897. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to covers and spine red within a one-line red rule border, lower and fore edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom quarter morocco and marbled paper-covered solander box. Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper, erased from front pastedown. Spine a little darkened, a few light marks to cloth, minor wear to tips, hinges cracked but holding, text block tight. An excellent copy. First edition, early issue with the Shoulder of Shasta on the verso of the final integral leaf [392], but without the eight pages of adverts inserted in later issues.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-14 20:38:28
DEBUSSY, Claude 1862-1918
"One of the most important musicians of his time, [Debussy's] harmonic innovations had a profound influence on generations of composers. He made a decisive move away from Wagnerism in his only complete opera Pelléas et Mélisande, and in his works for piano and for orchestra he created new genres and revealed a range of timbre and colour which indicated a highly original musical aesthetic." François Lesure and Roy Howat in Grove Music Onlin La chevalier d'or, "a Rosicrucian pantomime si esthétique de Madame [Jean-Louis] Forain," was intended for private performance at her Paris home, probably for Christmas 1897. Although Debussy had evidently completed a musical plan for the pantomime, he never finished it. In a letter, dated 1 November, Debussy tells René Peter that Le chevalier was "naturally still not finished." When Madame Forain gave him a deadline to complete the work, Debussy remarked that it would be just as easy "to learn Assyrian" as to comply with it. Orledge: Debussy and the Theatre, p. 264. George Hartmann (d. 1900) secured the rights to all Debussy's works for 500 francs a month in 1895. In a letter to Pierre Louys, Debussy wrote "[Hartmann] was sent to me by Providence and played his part with a grace and charm quite rare among the philanthropists of art.". 1 page. Octavo, ca. 247 x 201 mm. Debussy asks his publisher for an advance of 500 francs to facilitate the composition of his pantomime, La chevalier d'or: "Naturally I have great problems, complicated by my father's illness, and I shall like to have a little peace to compose my pantomime the best and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-14 06:35:16
SUAREZ INCLAN, Julián
NULL. First edition Soft cover [PRIMERA EDICION].- Madrid: Imp. y Litografía del Depósito de la Guerra, 1897-98.- 2 Vols. ([2 h.], XXIV,455 p.; [2 h.]. 432 p.): Ante la portada, retrato fotográfico del autor; Portada a dos tintas.- EDICION ORIGINAL MUY RARA.* Libro en español
Bookseller: Libreria Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB [ES]
2018-06-12 15:04:22
Octave UZANNE - H. P. DILLON, illustrateur
Lithographies en couleurs et marges décoratives de H. P. Dillon. Frontispice à l'eau-forte d'après Félicien Rops. Nombreuses illustrations dans le texte et hors-texte. A Paris, chez Henri Floury, 1897 [achevé d'imprimer par Edouard Cretté à Corbeil le 9 novembre 1896] 1 volume in-8 (19 x 12,5 cm) broché de XX-254-(2) pages. Frontispice d'après Félicien Rops (volant). 8 lithographies en couleurs hors-texte par H.-P. Dillon (volantes). Exemplaire à l'état proche du neuf, avec la très fragile couverture illustrée par Henri Thiriet en excellent état. Infime manque de papier en haut du dos. Petites marques sur la tranche de quelques feuillets, sans conséquence. ÉDITION ORIGINALE IMPRIMÉE A 600 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT. CELUI-CI, UN DES 500 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER VÉLIN SATINÉ. L'un des plus beaux livres de petit format, écrit, édité par Octave Uzanne, et dont la conception novatrice, tout en illustration pleine page avec encadrement lithographiés. Voici le détail des chapitres : La Nouvelle Bibliopolis, le Symbolisme et la Littérature des Jeunes de Notre Heure (en guise d'avant-propos) ; La Bibliophilie Contemporaine (ses origines - ses étapes - ses tendances actuelles) ; Bibliophiles et Biblioscopes ; Physiologie du lecteur, un croquis en attendant un tableau (vingt dessins inédits de François Courboin) ; La monomanie des affiches (Précis historique - Les collectionneurs - les artistes français de l'affiche - les affiches à l'étranger) ; La renaissance de la reliure (la décoration extérieure des livres) ; Les ex libris modernes (notes succinctes sur l'art décoratif de ces marques d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine [ALISE SAINTE REINE, France]
2018-06-12 07:33:58
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.)
In transit: 1897. Square quarto, Lett's Rough Diary and Almanac for 1897. Original red pebble-grained cloth, date gilt to the tail of the spine and to the front board within a belt device (stamped No.44), advertising endpapers on thin, very pale yellowish pink paper stock. Spine sunned, old pale splash stains to covers, a little rubbed and spotted, but overall very good. Comprising some 200 pages in a neat and perfectly legible hand, amounting to approximately 30,000 words. An engaging and detailed daily diary kept by an Englishman travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of Polynesia, which includes chronicles of cricket, earthquakes, and shooting sports. The volume opens at sea on 1 January 1897, with our unnamed diarist taking part in a deck quoit competition. The phrase "read, smoked and slept" sums up the tenor of the voyage out, undertaken with his friends Beattie and Spall. He makes observations of the weather, wind speeds and location (giving latitude and longitude) and shows an interest in maritime matters. Disembarking at Adelaide he tours the major locales of New South Wales and Victoria, including Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney. In June the cruise takes him to the South Sea Islands of Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga, visiting plantations and interacting with the native people; he gives a charming account of an attempt to purchase cigars for two Fijian women. Of particular interest is a list of items both gifted and bought during this leg of the journey, which include a whale's tooth, a Joa wood war club, bow and arrows, and a ceremonial club belonging to Ch … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-12 07:33:58
(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.)
In transit: , 1897. Square quarto, Lett's Rough Diary and Almanac for 1897. Original red pebble-grained cloth, date gilt to the tail of the spine and to the front board within a belt device (stamped No.44), advertising endpapers on thin, very pale yellowish pink paper stock. Comprising some 200 pages in a neat and perfectly legible hand, amounting to approximately 30,000 words. Spine sunned, old pale splash stains to covers, a little rubbed and spotted, but overall very good. An engaging and detailed daily diary kept by an Englishman travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of Polynesia, which includes chronicles of cricket, earthquakes, and shooting sports. The volume opens at sea on 1 January 1897, with our unnamed diarist taking part in a deck quoit competition. The phrase "read, smoked and slept" sums up the tenor of the voyage out, undertaken with his friends Beattie and Spall. He makes observations of the weather, wind speeds and location (giving latitude and longitude) and shows an interest in maritime matters. Disembarking at Adelaide he tours the major locales of New South Wales and Victoria, including Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney. In June the cruise takes him to the South Sea Islands of Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga, visiting plantations and interacting with the native people; he gives a charming account of an attempt to purchase cigars for two Fijian women. Of particular interest is a list of items both gifted and bought during this leg of the journey, which include a whale's tooth, a Joa wood war club, bow and arrows, and a ceremonial club belonging … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-06-11 08:36:04
GRIFFITH, George (pseud. GRIFFITH, George.(George Chetwynd Griffith-Jones)
London Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co 1897 2nd Issue (First thus). A near fine copy in the original dark olive green pictorial cloth, lightly marked in a couple of places, text clean and tight. The far scarcer second issue with the wonderful futuristic illustrations by Jane which were not inckuded in the first edition of 1894, which only had a coloured frontispiece. Seldom found in such attractive state.first edition Fred T Jane
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-06-09 15:56:52
WHITMAN, Walt
Boston: Published By Laurens Maynard At 287 Congress Street, 1897. First (trade) edition, first issue, following a limited edition of 35 large-paper copies, signed by Dr. Bucke, of which 25 were for sale. Myerson A14.1.b1. In addition to the letters by Whitman, who died in 1892, this book contains a very interesting interview with Peter Doyle, conducted by Bucke and Horace Traubel in 1895, in which "Mr. Doyle is reported almost absolutely in his own words." Presentation copy, inscribed at the top of the front free endpaper: "Patrick Dougherty With the regards of Pete Doyle". Walt Whitman's relationship with Peter Doyle was the deepest and the longest of his erotic-romantic relationships with younger men, the only such long-term relationship that Whitman ever enjoyed. It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of their relationship in either man's life. They met in 1865 and within a couple of years, Whitman's friends (e.g. William Douglas O'Connor) began to comment on how powerfully "changed" and "inspired" the poet was by his feelings for Doyle. Serious students of Whitman have never questioned Doyle's pre-eminent place in his life. In the early 1990s, for instance, an entire issue of the Walt Whitman Quarterly was devoted to Doyle. Not surprisingly, the relationship with Doyle was also the best-documented of the poet's love affairs - in letters both from the participants and from others in their circle, in Whitman's notebooks, in numerous first-hand accounts of visits and conversations with Whitman published by admirers during and after his lifetime and in Calamu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James S. Jaffe Rare Books LLC, ABAA [USA]
2018-06-09 06:58:43
Schwarz, Osias L.
1897. Original archive. Softcover. Good. The 26 thick, octavo notebooks are written in a neat European hand, dated consecutively from 1897 through 1914. The first 11 volumes are written in the Czech language. From the middle of Vol. XII on, Schwarz, who is by then living in New York, writes in English. Each notebook has a title-page stating the inclusive dates of the contents and where they were written, with the earlier volumes penned in Focsani (Romania), Paris, Zurich, Berlin, Lausanne, Charlottenburg, and Sniatyn (now Ukraine, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire). Starting with Vol. VII (April 1902-Oct. 1903), he does his writing in the U.S. His first "American" volume was partially written in NY and St. Louis, the next in St. Louis and "Pittsburg", and from Vol. IX on, he writes solely in NY and Pittsburgh. ~~ Schwarz's first "American" volume was partially written in New York and St. Louis; the next in St. Louis and "Pittsburg"; and from Vol. IX on, he writes solely in NY and Pittsburgh. ~~ With one exception, the volumes contain his "Cugetari" (translated in later volumes as "Reflections"), and these "reflections" are consecutively numbered. They vary in length from a few lines to several pages. The "cugetari" in these notebooks start at #177, and by the end of volume XXVI, Schwarz has reached #2,326. The pages in the volumes are also consecutively numbered, from pp.1- 3,524. The "Cugetari" are scholarly thoughts on a variety of topics in philosophy and ethics, e.g. Reflection #1037: "We always try to explain the unusual in terms of the usual an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-08 15:45:33
Levy, Alphonse.
Paris, 1897. 1st edition. Original Lithographic poster, 24.5 x 17 inches, attractively matted and framed. Announcing a retrospective of the works of Alphonse Levy (1843-1918) , celebrated for his charming portrayals of religious and domestic life in the Jewish communities of Alsace. A copy sold for over USD 3400 at auction in 2004. Professional repair to upper right corner, no loss of text, one other closed tear, otherwise Very Good Condition. (DW-PAINT-2-7)
Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC [US]
2018-06-08 15:45:33
[GENEALOGIE, ANDLAU] - MULLENHEIM-RECHBERG (Hermann v.) -
Strasbourg, ERHR. HERMANN V MULLEHEIM U. RECHBERG chez Heitz & Mundel, 1897; in-folio (petit), br. Les 5 volumes. Broché très bon état de texte brochures de reliure un peu déchiré dos du tome 3 déchiré - - 5 volumes en 3 tomes - nombreuses planches en phototypie et planches couleurs. Broché très bon état de texte brochures de reliure un peu déchiré dos du tome 3 déchiré - - 5 volumes en 3 tomes - nombreuses planches en phototypie et planches couleurs.
Bookseller: Librairie Lire et Chiner [France, Colmar]
2018-06-07 07:24:58
FLETCHER, R.A. & ESPIN, W.M.
Edward Stanford, / Goldfields of Matabeleland 1897 Second Edition. A large folding map in panels mounted on fine linen, 48 panels measuring 1870 x 1800mm in total. the rear surface of the lower parts of the final fold have some inkstaining, which has penetrated into the linen gutters visible from the front aspect, but leaving the map surface completely untouched. Otherwise the map is in fine state, in the original dull purple cloth slipcase as issued, yellow paper label to front panel, the lower corners splitting and cloth lifting else an attractive example of this extremely scarce map.
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [Johannesburg, South Africa]
2018-06-07 07:24:58
BERINGER, O.L.
London Edward Stanford 1897 First Edition. A folding map mounted on linen, 36 panels measuring 1060mm x 1440mm overall., In fine state in the original dull purple thick card cloth slipcase as isued, yellow printed title panel. An extremely scarce early map of this important area, much contested by both Portugal and Britain.first edition
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-06-07 00:50:36
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
London, Ellis and Elvey, 1897. Octavo. 187 x 125 mm.(Einbände mit minimalen, kaum merklichen Druckspuren bzw. Bereibungen; innen sehr frisch. In der Original-Ganzlederausgabe sehr selten. Sehr schönes, äußerst dekoratives Exemplar.)., Eine dekorative und gepflegte Ausgabe. - Die Einbände sind geschmückt mit einem vergoldeten Muster aus wiederholten kleinen Kreisen, darüberliegend je drei Blumen mit zwei bzw drei Blättern, Stengel und siebenblättriger Blüte. Auf den Deckeln nahe den Gelenken ein großes, längliches, ähnlich gestaltetes Feld mit neun Blumen sowie zwei quadratische nahe den Ecken mit jeweils drei Blumen. Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung aus jeweils einer Linie, mehrfarbige handgestochene Kapitale, Kopfgoldschnitt. Vorsätze aus hellblauem Papier bedruckt in einem der Dekoration der Deckel entsprechenden Muster. Auf den Deckeln nahe den Gelenken ein großes, längliches, ähnlich gestaltetes Feld mit neun Blumen sowie zwei quadratische nahe den Ecken mit jeweils drei Blumen. Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung aus jeweils einer Linie, mehrfarbige handgestochene Kapitale, Kopfgoldschnitt. Vorsätze aus hellblauem Papier bedruckt in einem der Dekoration der Deckel entsprechenden Muster.. Die 'Collected Works' enthalten seit ihrer Erstausgabe zahlreiche, bei W.M. Rossetti Ss. 29-30 aufgeführte Erstdrucke. Auf cremigem Papier in präziser Antiqua-Type gedruckte Ausgabe. Die Einbandgestaltung nach einem Entwurf von D.G. Rossetti, cf. Julian Treuherz & al.: DGR, 2003, p. 222, cat. 161. - Two vols. Original black morocco, spines and covers richly gilt. The binding was designed b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck (Einzelkaufmann) [Germany]
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