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2018-07-26 05:36:21
Stanhope, Lady Hester and The Duchess of Cleveland
London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited 1897. 8vo. Presentation copy from the author to Lord Cranbrook. vi, 357 pp. Original cream-coloured cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. Bevelled boards. Spine darkened and boards slightly marked. Internally clean. Armorial bookplates of Cranbrook and Mark Wyndham. Frontis and additional illustration. Scarce. . Very Good. Cloth. 1897.
Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA, ILAB, & PBFA [London, United Kingdom]
2018-07-25 23:32:30
Brinkley, Captain F.
Boston: J.B. Millet Company, 1897.
Bookseller: FIRST FOLIO RARE BOOKS [Paris, Tennessee, US]
2018-07-25 08:03:19
Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]
1897. Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS. New York: Harper, 1897. First edition. Original red decorated cloth, gilt, top edge gilt, uncut. A bright crisp copy, near fine. An uncommon title due to the unusually low press run of just 2,000 copies. All copies of the first edition have the misprint ("ciper" for "cipher") in the text; this was not corrected until the book was reprinted. Also, copies of this book without "1897" on the title-page are later editions (not merely "second states" of the first edition) but are often misrepresented as first editions. This volume was the first of only two collections of his essays published during his lifetime, including several of his best: his thoughts on the art of story-telling, his famous critical essay on James Fenimore Cooper, his history of the Jumping Frog story, and his personal account of an instance of mental telepathy. BAL 3449.
Bookseller: Mac Donnell Rare Books ( ABAA, ILAB) [Austin, TX, U.S.A.]
2018-07-21 11:55:02
Hazelwood Shannon, C.; Gleeson White, J. W. (Ed.).
London, Henry, 1896-1897. 4to. (16), 243, VII, (2)pp; (16), 266, (10)pp. With 44 (1 col. orig. woodblock) plates. Orig. pink dec. cloth, vol. 1897 with orig. dustwrapper. First edition. - Dustwrapper with small piece missing to upper and lower spine, some small marginal tears. Edges brownstained and some occacional brownstaining interiorly otherwise a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Manfred Nosbuesch [Kuchenheim, Germany]
2018-07-21 06:32:16
Wells, H.G
London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897. First edition, first issue, with the title page printed in orange and black and pages 247 and 248 being publisher's ads. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition with some toning to the spine and wear to the extremities. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, The Invisible Man was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it. Readers found The Invisible Man-unlike its immediate predecessor, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)-accessible and gripping. Joseph Conrad, in a December 1898 letter to Wells, praised the book: "Frankly-it is uncommonly fine. One can always see a lot in your work-there is always a 'beyond' to your books-but into this...you've managed to put an amazing quantity of effects." The Invisible Man remains not only an inescapable influence on modern science fiction but also a "classic study of scientific hubris brought to destruction" (Clute & Nicholls, 1313). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-07-18 05:30:28
Loti, Pierre.
Calmann Levy: Paris, 1897. 7.25 x 4.5, cloth backed marbled boards, 315 pp, covers well worn, extremities bumped, spine label abraded, hinges loose, inner hinges cracking, front fly detached but present, contents very toned and brittle. Cheap reprint edition, but INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR, PIERRE LOTI. Scarce signature! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John K King Used & Rare Books [Detroit, MI, U.S.A.]
2018-07-17 05:50:29
KELMSCOTT PRESS
Wood-engraved frontispiece after Edward Burne-Jones, wood-engraved borders and initials, shoulder notes printed in red. First edition. 8vo., 14.5 x 21cm. Original linen-backed blue boards, upper board lettered in black, fore and bottom edges uncut. Hammersmith, The Kelmscott Press.
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. [U.K.]
2018-07-13 21:19:30
FAVIER (Alphonse),
Péking, Imprimerie des lazaristes au Pé-t'ang 1897. grand in-4, XI-562 pp., orné de 660 gravures anciennes et nouvelles reproduites ou exécutées par des artistes indigènes d'après les plus précieux documents, 124 phototypies et 24 collographies hors-texte, reliure demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs, titre doré, couverture conservée. Exemplaire numéroté d'un tirage total non spécifié, qui est probablement de 800 exemplaires. Ouvrage imprimé sur papier fort. Les reproductions photographiques sont réparties sur XXXVI planches (numérotées en chiffres romains) et 15 planches (numérotées en chiffres arabes). Ces dernières ne sont pas dans l'ordre squentiel mais dans celui des chapitres concernés. On trouve également des planches au trait, non numérotées, parmi lesquelles un plan de Pékin en trois tons. L'ouvrage se divise en une partie historique et une partie descriptive. La partie historique débute avec la mythologie et l'origine du peuple chinois et se termine à la guerre sino-japonaise et les soulèvements au Sse-tch'ouan. La partie descriptive passe en revue le plan de la ville, les monuments, les moeurs, les loisirs, les institutions, les moyens de transport, la faune et la flore, les arts, etc. Précieux index des noms cités in fine. Mors fendillés mais ensemble solide, dos de la reliure noirci, couverture légèrement défraîchie. Ouvrage gros et lourd (7 Kg). Hinges superficially cracked but binding tie, spine turned to black, upper wrapper a bit rubbed. Heavy book (7 Kg), extra-postage will be required. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE [Paris, France]
2018-07-13 20:49:19
KELMSCOTT PRESS
1897. Wood-engraved frontispiece after Edward Burne-Jones, wood-engraved borders and initials, shoulder notes printed in red. First edition. 8vo., 14.5 x 21cm. Original linen-backed blue boards, upper board lettered in black, fore and bottom edges uncut. Hammersmith, The Kelmscott Press. One of 350 copies printed. An excellent copy, corners slightly bumped and with faint spots of soiling to upper and lower boards, spine slightly rubbed at head. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
2018-07-13 17:26:03
First Edition, First Printing London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1897. First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition. Cloth at spine faded; light fraying at corners and spine ends, with light chipping at head. Previous owner bookplate and plate removal scar to front end paper. Exposed hinge and pencil marks at front blank page. Foxing and several slightly exposed hinges throughout. A nice copy, with lovely illustrations by H. J. Ford. We specialize in rare and out-of-print books; please visit our eBay store. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [Portland, Oregon, US]
2018-07-13 15:50:04
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]
2018-07-11 21:43:18
Thomson, J. [Joseph], J. [John]
London: Taylor and Francis, 1897. FIRST EDITION, FULL VOLUME, OF J. J. THOMSON'S 1897 DISCOVERY OF THE ELECTRON (which he called corpuscles). Thomson studied the properties of cathode rays and found that they seemed to be negatively charged particles in motion, that they weighed much less than the lightest atom, and were in fact constituents of atoms. In 1906 Thomson was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Thomson's discovery "revolutionized physics. There was no longer an 'indestructible' atom, and it became increasingly probable that the general building material of all matter was a form of energy. Thomson's discovery set new tasks for almost every branch of physics and opened entirely new research fields" (PMM). "Electrons are responsible for the transport of electricity in solids. Scientists and engineers have learnt to influence and steer this transport in the most subtle ways thus creating the technical field of electronics and those wonderful machines, the electronic computers. The discovery of the electron therefore was not only important for fundamental physics but also laid the basis of an enormous industrial and social revolution" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 16). By the late 1890s, "cathode rays were known for nearly three decades. They were produced in a gas discharge and gave rise to X-rays when they fell on matter, e.g., the glass wall of a discharge tube. But their nature was unknown [and] there was contradictory experimental evidence" as well (ibid). Working independently but in the same year, 1897, three physicists, Wiechert, Kaufmann, and Thomso … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books [U.S.A.]
2018-07-11 16:04:54
H. G. Wells
New York: Please view the photos carefully and read the description below. WAR OF THE WORLDS H. G. WELLS Illustrated by Warwick Goble. Included are all nine Cosmopolitan magazines from April to December, the complete run of H.G. Wells` landmark novel War of the Worlds. "First serialized in 1897 by Pearson's Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The novel's first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is the first-person narrative of both an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and of his younger brother in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon." (from Wikipedia) The magazines are complete with all the ads intact. In addition, the magazines held great stories, histories and photographs of the time. The set is in Very good to Excellent condition. The April issue has a light water stain to the first number of ad pages and a light ripple to the top edge in the content pages, with no odors and nothing stuck. The May issue has half of the spine missing but the binding still holds tight. The June issue has a very slim water stain to the top of the first couple of ad pages. The July issue has pen writing to the front cover as well as stains to the cover and along the fore edge up to the content. The remainder is clean, and odorless. The August, September, and October issues are clean and bright. Th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Planet Books Store [Long Beach, California, US]
2018-07-10 15:46:05
Stanislas de Guaita
Paris, Chamuel, 1897, fort in-8, reliure pleine toile postérieure, 808 pp. Ouvrage orné de nombreuses gravures. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi de Stanislas de Guaita à Paul Adam. Des rousseurs éparses, une mouillure marginale aux premiers feuillets. Dorbon 2008 bis [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Le Songe de Polia [Cachan, France]
2018-07-09 12:34:19
Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]
C. Arthur Pearson Limited, London, 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-245 [246: printer's imprint] [247-248: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank preceding half title leaf], title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "Amoral scientist discovers invisibility, but even this fails in the face of invincible obtuseness and cruelty of petty bourgeois England. Brilliant idea, memorable scenes, and vigorous chase-plot in an ambiguous (and scientifically impossible) tale." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-163 and (2004) II-1227. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2330. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 797. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1057-61. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15039. Currey, p. 520. Hammond B4. Wells 11. Wells Society 11. Spine panel a bit darkened, endpapers a bit darkened and lightly foxed, top edge of text block dusty, hairline crack along inner front hinge (which is still tight), an about near fine copy with no binding wear and bright cover stamping. A superior copy of this book. (#147967) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB [Elizabethtown, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-07-08 07:16:11
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.]
2018-07-08 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]
2018-06-19 05:47:34
Dawson, Emma Frances
William Doxey, San Francisco, 1897. Dawson, Emma Frances. An Itinerant House and Other Stories. San Francisco: William Doxey, 1897. First edition. Small octavo, pp. [1-12] [1] 2-320, fly leaves at front and rear. Original charcoal gray decorative cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Illustrated with line drawings by Ernest C. Peixotto on nine inserted plates. Early ownership signature and street address in ink written across title page. A bright, very good copy. #637. $750. A core collection of ten ghost stories by an American author praised by many critics, from her contemporary Ambrose Bierce to E. F. Bleiler to Peter Straub, who included one of her stories for his Library of America anthology of American Fantastic Tales. Dawson wrote most of these stories in the 1870s when they were commissioned by local Bay Area periodicals. All are set in San Francisco, all explore tragic romances, and all use the motif of ghosts but endow them with characteristics that cut across some mid-Victorian conventions. Dawson grew up in New England and moved with her ailing mother to San Francisco shortly after the Civil War, living in various modest apartments and earning a precarious living by teaching music. She survived the earthquake and fire of 1906 but lost all her possessions and gave up writing. An expanded edition of her ghost stories was published in 2007 by Thomas Loring. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Robert Eldridge, Bookseller [Elizabethtown, NY, U.S.A.]
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.]
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