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2018-03-08 03:06:31
Twain, Mark
American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1897. First issue, with signature mark "11" on page 161; octavo, 712 pages. Original blue pictorial cloth, designed by Frank Berkeley Smith (1869-1916), depicting an elephant with colors of gray, tan, blue and gilt; spine fully decorated in gilt. An exceptional copy, very good+ to near fine; a tight copy, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; small owner bookplate on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Sun City West, AZ, U.S.A.]
2018-03-07 12:33:13
BRAUN (Thomas).
Bruxelles, Éd. Lyon-Claesen, 1897, gr. in-4, br., non rogné, non paginé. (CN25) Le premier livre de ce poète belge (1868-1964) et, surtout, le plus beau livre illustré à l'époque en Belgique. Un beau titre en vert et bleu et 16 superbes compositions en couleurs et à pleine page de Franz M. MELCHERS, très influencées par le japonisme et l'Art nouveau. Un des 50 hollande numérotés. Magnifique exemplaire. The Turn of the Century. 1970, n° 89. Calot, Bibliographie des écrivains français de Belgique, I, pp. 139 sq.
Bookseller: Librairie Jean-Etienne HURET [France, Paris]
2018-03-07 07:37:17
(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 privat … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [US]
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2018-03-06 07:49:09
Schmidt, Arno, 1914-1979
_. 2 Briefe auf 1 Bl. an seine Schwiegermutter Else Murawski ("Muttel") sowie seine Schwägerin Erna. "'Arno macht morgens Feuer in 2 Öfen' - wir sprachen ja darüber. Ansonsten schneit das Grundstück langsam ein...". Über eine Notiz über ein Buch eines Lehrers Murawski aus Gnesen, die er aus einer katholischen Zeitschrift von 1897 zitiert: "Alle 3 (von mir unterstrichenen) Indizien zusammengenommen, wird es vermutlich ein Verwandter Deines Mannes gewesen sein; (ich bin also nicht mal der erste Schriftsteller in der Familie ')." - An Erna: "Ich weiß nicht, wie weit Du die hiesige 'SPIEGEL'-Affäre verfolgt hast; falls ja, wirst Du Dich zweifellos an die Anekdoten von westlicher Pressefreiheit erinnern, die ich Dir während unseres Spazierganges erzählte.. Das Weimarer 'Schriftstellerlexikon' erscheint auch in neuer Auflage, noch umfangreicher; und ich habe zu einer ganzen Anzahl Artikel Berichtigungen & Ergänzungen hin gegeben./ Von mir erscheinen (bis jetzt) 3 Bände im nächsten Jahr; 2 eigene und 1 sehr umfangreiche Übersetzung..." - Wohlerhalten.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal Berlin [Germany]
2018-03-06 07:02:03
Münchner Jugend
München: Verlag d. Jugend 1897 . 1930. Illustrierte OHefte, teilweise OHln. Gr.4°, ca. 4500 S., mit zahlr. teils farbigen Abb., insg. 347 Hefte, Konvolut bestehend aus 347 Heften, davon 138 Orig.-Hefte aus den Jgg. 2 - 35 (1897 - 1930) und 209 Heften in sieben Halbjahresbände der Jgg. 8 (1903; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26), 10 (1905; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26), 17 (1912; Bde. 1 und 2, Heftnr. 1 - 52), 18 (1913; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 27), 19 (1914; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26), 20 (1915, Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26) und 22 (1917; Band 1, Heftnr. 1 - 26); Lose Einzelhefte mit illustrierten Originalumschlägen und farbigen Illustrationen - nicht eingehend kollationiert. In gut lesbarem Zustand erhalten, teilweise randrissig mit Knickfalten, Gebrauchsspuren erkennbar. Vorhanden sind Jg. 2 (1897), Heftnr. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 - 9, 11, 12, 13, 47 // Jg. 8 (1903), Heftnr. 1 - 8, 10 - 52 // Jg. 9 (1904), Heftnr. 34, 39, 49, 50, 53 // Jg. 11 (1906), Heftnr. 46 // Jg. 12 (1907), Heftnr. 53 // Jg. 13 (1908), Heftnr. 40, 44 // Jg. 14 (1909), Heftnr. 10, 35 // Jg. 15 (1910), Heftnr. 7 // Jg. 16 (1911), Heftnr. 1 - 9, 11, 12, 16 - 27, 29 - 32, 35 - 39, 41 - 44, 46, 48 - 52 // Jg. 18 (1913), Heftnr. 33 // Jg. 19 (1914), Heftnr. 5, 40 // Jg. 21 (1916), Heftnr. 6, 7, 12, 14, 18, 22, 33, 35, 38, 48, 51, 52 // Jg. 22 (1917), Heftnr. 1, 10, 32, 47, 49 // Jg. 23 (1918), Heftnr. 2, 11, 20 // Jg. 35 (1930), Heftnr. 22. Einzelhefte gegebenenfalls auf Anfrage. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunstgeschichte, Malerei,
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gallus [Austria]
2018-03-03 06:22:21
Freud, Sigmund
Wien, Alfred Hölder 1897. gr. 8, 327 S. mit 3 gefalteten Tabellentafeln. Neuerer Pappband unter Verwendung des Deckels der Orig. - Broschur.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Heiner Henke [Germany]
2018-03-03 06:22:19
Freud, Sigmund
Vienna: Holder, 1897. Die infantile Cerebrallähmung. Vienna: Hölder, 1897. Fold. tables. Modern quarter leather. Fine copy apart from uniform browning. First Edition. Contains an excellent description of the various forms of cerebral palsy, with precise classification of the different spastic symptoms and references to the extra-pyramidal symptoms. Freud is today considered a founder of pediatric neurology, and Pollack called Freud's Infantile Cerebrallähmung "one of the most important works ever written on this subject." Grinstein 23. Pollack, "Sigmund Freud," in Founders of Child Neurology, ed. Ashwal, pp. 243-252.
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc. [U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 18:03:36
Thomson, J(oseph) J(ohn).
London Taylor & Francis, 1897. (22 x 14 cm). VII, 520 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und 5 (4 gefalteten) Tafeln. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Thomson gelingt 1897 die Aufklärung des Rätsels um die Natur der Kathodenstrahlen. Er kann nachweisen, dass die Kathodenstrahlen aus negativ geladenen Teilchen bestehen, deren Masse 1800mal kleiner ist als die des Wasserstoffatoms. Er wird damit zum Entdecker des Elektrons, das er aber bis 1907 als "Korpuskel" bezeichnet. "Damit hatte er die Physik revolutioniert. Es gab kein 'unzerstörbares' Atom mehr und es fing an, wahrscheinlich zu werden, daß der allgemeine Baustoff aller Materie eine Form von Energie war. Thomsons Entdeckung stellte fast jedem Zweig der Physik neue Aufgaben und öffnete neue Forschungsgebiete" (PMM). Den Nobelpreis für Physik erhält er 1906 allerdings für seine Untersuchungen zur elektrischen Leitung durch Gase. - Titel etwas gebräunt und gestempelt. Rücken leicht ausgebleicht, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - DSB 13, 371, 26; PMM 386 (a); Dibner 165 [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber [Heilbronn, Germany]
2018-03-02 17:03:14
KELMSCOTT PRESS). MORRIS, WILLIAM
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 private press revival. A man described by Sydney Cockerell as "facile princeps … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 11:16:17
Mark Twain
It is uncommon to find a signed copy of one of TwainÕs great novelsMark TwainÕs The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys, one Edward Tudor, son of Henry VIII, the long-awaited male heir to the throne of England, and the other Tom Canty, the unloved son of a beggar and thief. Coincidentally, Canty and Edward were born in London on the same day and resemble each other. The boys trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness. The book enjoyed enormous popularity after it came out, and continues to be popular and in print today. Twain and his family began their sojourn to Vienna on September 28, 1897. They would not depart from Austria until May 1899. Twain found himself appreciative of the way of life of the Viennese, albeit with one or the other bushy eyebrow raised to accommodate their many paradoxes. And his presence in Vienna was certainly appreciated by the Viennese. Bookstores sold out their stocks of his books even before his arrival. Viennese newspaper reporters wrote innumerable articles referring to him with affection or, in some cases, disparagement as "Our Famous Guest".During his stay, Twain continued writing stories, essays, and articles. He met and mingled comfortably with many if not most of the prominent Viennese figures of the day, not only journalists, writers, and politicians, but those in the arts, medicine, sci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [Ardmore, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 11:14:40
Mark Twain
It is uncommon to find a signed copy of one of TwainÕs great novelsMark TwainÕs The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys, one Edward Tudor, son of Henry VIII, the long-awaited male heir to the throne of England, and the other Tom Canty, the unloved son of a beggar and thief. Coincidentally, Canty and Edward were born in London on the same day and resemble each other. The boys trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness. The book enjoyed enormous popularity after it came out, and continues to be popular and in print today. Twain and his family began their sojourn to Vienna on September 28, 1897. They would not depart from Austria until May 1899. Twain found himself appreciative of the way of life of the Viennese, albeit with one or the other bushy eyebrow raised to accommodate their many paradoxes. And his presence in Vienna was certainly appreciated by the Viennese. Bookstores sold out their stocks of his books even before his arrival. Viennese newspaper reporters wrote innumerable articles referring to him with affection or, in some cases, disparagement as "Our Famous Guest".During his stay, Twain continued writing stories, essays, and articles. He met and mingled comfortably with many if not most of the prominent Viennese figures of the day, not only journalists, writers, and politicians, but those in the arts, medicine, sci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [Ardmore, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 11:12:40
Mark Twain
It is uncommon to find a signed copy of one of TwainÕs great novelsMark TwainÕs The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys, one Edward Tudor, son of Henry VIII, the long-awaited male heir to the throne of England, and the other Tom Canty, the unloved son of a beggar and thief. Coincidentally, Canty and Edward were born in London on the same day and resemble each other. The boys trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness. The book enjoyed enormous popularity after it came out, and continues to be popular and in print today. Twain and his family began their sojourn to Vienna on September 28, 1897. They would not depart from Austria until May 1899. Twain found himself appreciative of the way of life of the Viennese, albeit with one or the other bushy eyebrow raised to accommodate their many paradoxes. And his presence in Vienna was certainly appreciated by the Viennese. Bookstores sold out their stocks of his books even before his arrival. Viennese newspaper reporters wrote innumerable articles referring to him with affection or, in some cases, disparagement as "Our Famous Guest".During his stay, Twain continued writing stories, essays, and articles. He met and mingled comfortably with many if not most of the prominent Viennese figures of the day, not only journalists, writers, and politicians, but those in the arts, medicine, sci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [Ardmore, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 11:12:17
Twain, Mark
The American Publishing Company(1897). Publishers blue cloth with bright gilt titles and multicolor desigm.First Edition, First Printing with signature mark "11" on page 161. Front hing starting light edge ware.. Book. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hardcover
Bookseller: Joseph Mercurio, Books, Maps and Prints, [Garrison, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 11:12:09
Mark Twain
It is uncommon to find a signed copy of one of TwainÕs great novelsMark TwainÕs The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys, one Edward Tudor, son of Henry VIII, the long-awaited male heir to the throne of England, and the other Tom Canty, the unloved son of a beggar and thief. Coincidentally, Canty and Edward were born in London on the same day and resemble each other. The boys trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness. The book enjoyed enormous popularity after it came out, and continues to be popular and in print today. Twain and his family began their sojourn to Vienna on September 28, 1897. They would not depart from Austria until May 1899. Twain found himself appreciative of the way of life of the Viennese, albeit with one or the other bushy eyebrow raised to accommodate their many paradoxes. And his presence in Vienna was certainly appreciated by the Viennese. Bookstores sold out their stocks of his books even before his arrival. Viennese newspaper reporters wrote innumerable articles referring to him with affection or, in some cases, disparagement as "Our Famous Guest".During his stay, Twain continued writing stories, essays, and articles. He met and mingled comfortably with many if not most of the prominent Viennese figures of the day, not only journalists, writers, and politicians, but those in the arts, medicine, sci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [Ardmore, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 02:59:34
Mark Twain
It is uncommon to find a signed copy of one of TwainÕs great novelsMark TwainÕs The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys, one Edward Tudor, son of Henry VIII, the long-awaited male heir to the throne of England, and the other Tom Canty, the unloved son of a beggar and thief. Coincidentally, Canty and Edward were born in London on the same day and resemble each other. The boys trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness. The book enjoyed enormous popularity after it came out, and continues to be popular and in print today. Twain and his family began their sojourn to Vienna on September 28, 1897. They would not depart from Austria until May 1899. Twain found himself appreciative of the way of life of the Viennese, albeit with one or the other bushy eyebrow raised to accommodate their many paradoxes. And his presence in Vienna was certainly appreciated by the Viennese. Bookstores sold out their stocks of his books even before his arrival. Viennese newspaper reporters wrote innumerable articles referring to him with affection or, in some cases, disparagement as "Our Famous Guest".During his stay, Twain continued writing stories, essays, and articles. He met and mingled comfortably with many if not most of the prominent Viennese figures of the day, not only journalists, writers, and politicians, but those in the arts, medicine, sci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [Ardmore, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 02:57:39
Mark Twain
It is uncommon to find a signed copy of one of TwainÕs great novelsMark TwainÕs The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys, one Edward Tudor, son of Henry VIII, the long-awaited male heir to the throne of England, and the other Tom Canty, the unloved son of a beggar and thief. Coincidentally, Canty and Edward were born in London on the same day and resemble each other. The boys trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness. The book enjoyed enormous popularity after it came out, and continues to be popular and in print today. Twain and his family began their sojourn to Vienna on September 28, 1897. They would not depart from Austria until May 1899. Twain found himself appreciative of the way of life of the Viennese, albeit with one or the other bushy eyebrow raised to accommodate their many paradoxes. And his presence in Vienna was certainly appreciated by the Viennese. Bookstores sold out their stocks of his books even before his arrival. Viennese newspaper reporters wrote innumerable articles referring to him with affection or, in some cases, disparagement as "Our Famous Guest".During his stay, Twain continued writing stories, essays, and articles. He met and mingled comfortably with many if not most of the prominent Viennese figures of the day, not only journalists, writers, and politicians, but those in the arts, medicine, sci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [Ardmore, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 02:57:00
Mark Twain
It is uncommon to find a signed copy of one of TwainÕs great novelsMark TwainÕs The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys, one Edward Tudor, son of Henry VIII, the long-awaited male heir to the throne of England, and the other Tom Canty, the unloved son of a beggar and thief. Coincidentally, Canty and Edward were born in London on the same day and resemble each other. The boys trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness. The book enjoyed enormous popularity after it came out, and continues to be popular and in print today. Twain and his family began their sojourn to Vienna on September 28, 1897. They would not depart from Austria until May 1899. Twain found himself appreciative of the way of life of the Viennese, albeit with one or the other bushy eyebrow raised to accommodate their many paradoxes. And his presence in Vienna was certainly appreciated by the Viennese. Bookstores sold out their stocks of his books even before his arrival. Viennese newspaper reporters wrote innumerable articles referring to him with affection or, in some cases, disparagement as "Our Famous Guest".During his stay, Twain continued writing stories, essays, and articles. He met and mingled comfortably with many if not most of the prominent Viennese figures of the day, not only journalists, writers, and politicians, but those in the arts, medicine, sci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [Ardmore, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 02:44:59
KELMSCOTT PRESS). MORRIS, WILLIAM
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). 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. The story of brave Osberne, who rescues his kidnapped lover Elfhild with the help of his magical sword, Broadcleaver, brings elements of Medieval tales of chivalry into what is considered an early example of the modern fantasy genre, with supernatural elements and created worlds. 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 the binding 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 private press revival. A man described by Sydney Cockerell as "facile princeps" (i.e., "easily the chief") collector of Kelmscott Press books, he obviously considered books as artifacts to be carefully protected, rather than objects to be read, and works from his library, which remained intact for over a century until 2013, are notable for their outstanding condition.. 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-b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
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2018-03-01 23:34:39
Pascoli, Giovanni
presso Roberto Paggi (per i tipi di L. Franceschini e C.i, collana «Multa renascentur» [6]), 1897. Seconda raccolta dell'autore, la cui dedicatoria a stampa alla sorella Maria è un'importante dichiarazione di poetica sotto forma di lettera aperta. I «Poemetti» verranno ripubblicati in una seconda edizione accresciuta nel 1900 e poi sdoppiati in «Primi poemetti» (1904) e «Nuovi poemetti» (1909). Questa prima edizione è molto più vicina a «Myricae» di quella definitiva, ma già si profila una raccolta diversa nei toni, espliciti già dall'esergo: il «paulo maiora» della IV georgica virgiliana amplia l'orizzonte della poesia pascoliana, contrapposta ad arbusti e tamerici della prima raccolta.
Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli [IT]
2018-03-01 21:17:10
KELMSCOTT PRESS). MORRIS, WILLIAM
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 private press revival. A man described by Sydney Cockerell as "facile princeps … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-03-01 15:35:32
HOLMES, Richard R.
London & Paris: Boussod, Valadon & Co, 1897. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A magnificent binding by Otto Schulze of Edinburgh with raised bands, ornate centre tools consisting of the Queen's monogram crowned which is repeated to create the boards' design. Wide dentelles and watered silk doublures and free endpapers. Colour printed frontispiece and further full page illustrations throughout. Boussod, Valadon & Co. became Goupil and produced many exceptionally finely printed historical biographies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB [Deal, KENT, United Kingdom]
2018-02-28 19:46:18
HALFORD, Frederic M.
Vinton & Co. 1897. 8vo. Publisher's half blue morocco, gilt lettering to upper board and spine, t.e.g.; pp. xii + 314 + [1, advert], 28 plates of flies, 10 of which are coloured, text illustrations, folding table; a little internal spotting, ink inscription to ffep, very good copy. First edition. "Halford's Dry Fly Entomology (1897) is generally considered the second great work on aquatic entomology related to fly fishing (after Ronalds)...he paved the way for an entirely new approach to fly tying based on fidelity to the correct identification of the model." (Michael P. Parella, "A History of the Entomology of Fly Fishing", American Entomologist,Volume 59, Number 1).
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]
2018-02-28 19:15:23
Ganizade, Soltan Majid
Typ. of the Administrat. of the province, Baku 1897 - Second edition, revised and enlarged. 184 pp. 20,5x14 cm. Contemporary brown half leather with the original publisher's printed wrappers pasted on the boards. Occasional ink notes and pencil markings on the first few leaves. Wrappers soiled, title page with minor staining, paper slightly age toned, otherwise a very good copy. Rare early Baku imprint and important edition of the first Russian-Azerbaijani dictionary compiled by Soltan Majid Ganizade - a noted Azerbaijani linguist, writer, theatre director, teacher, and founder of several Russian-Muslim schools in Baku. An independent work on its own, the dictionary was published in a four-part series of Ganizade's ''Self Teacher of the Tatar Language'' (Tatar or Transcaucasian Tatar was a common name of the Azerbaijani Language in the Russian Empire before the revolution of 1917), which also included tutorials on Azerbaijani grammar, reading and speaking, and a phrasebook. First published in 1890-95, the ''Self Teacher'' became the first comprehensive tutorial of the Azerbaijani language ever printed. This second edition of the dictionary is significantly enlarged in comparison to the first edition of 1891 (124 pp.), and includes about 8000 words. The book became very popular and had six editions up to 1922. A graduate of the Alexandrovsky Teacher's Institute in Tiflis, Soltan Majid Ganizade (1866-1938) became the director of the elementary ''Russian-Muslim'' school in Baku in 1887, and facilitated opening of nine more by 1901. He was the author of the first tutorial on th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookvica
2018-02-28 10:34:31
Nansen, Fridtjof:
Kristiania, 1897. Stor 8vo. 526 + 553, (2) s. Orig. dek. grønne helsjirtbd. Rikt illustrert med skisser og fotografier i sort/hvitt samt 3 akvarellskisser (Nansens) i farger. 3 foldekart samt utbrettplansje av skipet. Litt støtte kap., ett legg, s. 71-74 i bind II, løs i øvre del, ellers meget pene.. .
Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat [NO]
2018-02-28 10:34:31
NANSEN, FRIDTJOF
Kristiania, H. Aschehoug & Co`s Forlag, 1897. 8vo. 526 + 553 s. Illustrert. Foldede karter. Fine samt. skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Ex libris på forsats. . .
Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat [NO]
2018-02-27 01:21:04
Arthur Gray
1897 - Delightful title featuring (136) pp of gentlemanly sartorial subjects such as slippers, cigars, my pipe, a good dinner, razors, & some watches I have known!~
Bookseller: The Cary Collection
2018-02-27 00:49:40
Lambourne, Alfred
George Q. Cannon & Sons, [Salt Lake City], 1897. 53pp.Duodecimo [21.5 cm] 3/4 leather over marbled boards with matching pastedowns and endsheets and the title and author gilt stamped on the backstrip, T.E.G. Very good. Corners rubbed otherwise better than very good. Complete with all eighteen plates. Produced as a privately distributed keepsake for the still living Pioneers who made the trip west in 1847 that was revised from the author's larger work: 'An old sketch book.' The preface mentions an intended 500 copy print run, but whether or not that was the final number is unknown."When the Jubilee Celebration of the strange journey - for it is that and those who made it that we are this year commemorating and honoring - was decided upon, it was suggested that an appropriate souvenir of the occasion would be 'The Old Sketch Book.' That work, however, was a large and costly volume of a limited edition, and hardly manageable for the present purpose. The author therefore decided to place the matter and sketches in the form now used, under the title of 'The Old Journey,' and carefully revised and lengthened the descriptive portions.It was in consideration of the singular fitness of the 'Old Journey' as a souvenir to be presented, during the Jubilee, to the Pioneers still living." - from the preface. Flake/Draper 4730. Howes L43. Eberstadt 106:184. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tschanz Rare Books [Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.]
2018-02-26 23:42:41
Hearn Lafcadio
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company at the Riverside Press, 1897. First Edition. Title-page in red and black with Riverside Press printer's mark. 8vo, publisher's original turquoise blue cloth, the upper cover and spine with decorations, lettering and designs in gilt, top edge gilt. A very handsome, clean, bright and attractive copy, back inner hinge has superficial cracking but is still tight and strong. FIRST EDITION. With notes on a trip to Kyoto and Osaka and with a total of eleven essays on various subjects Buddhist, Japanese and philosophical. A fine work.
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2018-02-26 23:20:48
Burton, Richard Francis
London: H.S. Nicolas Limited, 1897. Leather_bound. Good. London: H.S. Nicolas Limited, 1897. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Thick octavo.The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, translated from arabic by Captain Sir. R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Illustrated by a series of seventy-one original illustrations reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford. Bound in threequarter black morocco over green canvas boards, gilt spine and titles, top edge gilt, marbled end paper.
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2018-02-26 23:20:48
[Burton, Isabel Lady; Burton, Captain Sir Richard]; Wilkins W.H
London: Hutchinson & Co., 1897. 2 volumes. First Edition, Early Issue. There seems to be no difference in date, design or content between the first issuances of 1897. It appears that a slug noting edition has been added to the top of some title-pages but these are probably marketing rather than edition significations. Illustrated with 42 full page plates and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, one of Lady Burton and one of Richard Burton, circa 1872, affixed to the flyleaves of Volume II and captioned in manuscript. 8vo, publiisher's original mustard cloth, "Isabel Burton" and a star in gilt on the upper covers, blindstamped motif on lower, title in gilt on the spines, t.e.g. xviii, 374; [viii], 375-778 (including index) pp. A very good and handsome set, extra illustrated, one plate (Lady Burton in 1887) appears to have never been bound in, the text very fresh with only an occasional hint of the common fox, the cloth sound and unworn with only a bit of light mellowing. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO ORIGINAL PLATE PHOTOGRAPHS. FIRST EDITION OF THE STORY OF LADY BURTON. As Sir Richard Burton's wife, confidante, and fellow-adventurer, Isabel Burton led one of the most intriguing lives of any woman during the Victorian era. Here is her own story, culled from letters, journals, and a memoir left unfinished at her death. A reviewer for Punch proclaimed, "To know Lady Burton as she stands revealed in this book is a privilege calculated to make women proud and man even humbler than is his wont."
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2018-02-26 15:38:27
WELLS, H. G.;
Size 8 x 7 inches. Grey cloth lettered in black on spine and front with monogram to rear. The original story of this book was serialised in "Pearson's" from April - December 1897 with illustrations by Warwick Goble, before it was issued in volume form by Heinemann the following year. "According to Wells himself, the idea for this exciting novel came from his brother Frank. The pair were walking through some peaceful Surrey scenery one evening, when Frank remarked: Suppose some being from another planet were to drop out of the sky suddenly and began laying about them here. - The idea appealed to Wells, and the novel was written. Even today it makes terrifying reading, largely because the setting of the novel, Wolin, and its environs, is normally so peaceful, just like the towns in which most of us live. By using such familiar surroundings Wells heightened the horror of his story, and its message, which has never ceased to alarm people. Well's imagination was so meticulous and vivid that in 1938 a radio adaptation of the novel by ORSON WELLES was believed to be a real announcement of Martians landing, and produced a panic-stricken stampede out of New York City - one of the most memorable moments of Radio History" (BMC 1991)
Bookseller: C D & T A Proctor [UK]
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2018-02-26 14:50:42
Boltzmann, Ludwig.
Leipzig Barth -1904, 1897. (22 x 14,5 cm). X, 241 S./ X, 335 S. Mit 26 Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband der Zeit mit aufgezogenem Original-Rücken. Erste Ausgabe. - Boltzmann (1844-1906), Schüler von Stefan und Loschmidt, war einer der hervorragendsten Physiker Österreichs. "Das zentrale Problem seiner theoretischen Lebensarbeit war die Rückführung der Thermodynamik auf die Mechanik und die dabei nötig werdende Beseitigung des Widerspruchs zwischen der Umkehrbarkeit mechanischer Vorgänge und der Einseitigkeit thermodynamischer Prozesse" (A. Hermann). Obiges Werk ist von ihm auch als Ergänzung zu seinem Hauptwerk "Vorlesungen über Gastheorie" gedacht. - Vortitel gestempelt. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen mit verfärbten Rücken, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 2, 260 [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber [Heilbronn, Germany]
2018-02-26 12:07:15
Wolf, Hugo. (1860-1903)
1897. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Autograph letter, 1 page, to Michael Haberlandt. Vienna, 15 September, 1897. The letter reports that Wolf has yesterday afternoon completed the monologue to Manuel despite the disturbance of numerous visits, and reads in part: "Gestern Nachmittag den ganzen Monolog des Manuel in einem Zuge aufgeschrieben, trotz vielfacher Storungen durch Besuche. Rufe fur den nachsten Sontag Nachmittag alle Getreuen unter die Fahne. Ich werde aus der neuen Oper vorspielen..." 14 x 9 cm and in fine condition. Sold together with a vintage postcard photograph of the composer. The Austrian folklorist and Indologist, Michael Haberlandt (1860 - 1940) was an important supporter of Hugo Wolf and was one of the founders of the Hugo Wolf Society. The Austrian composer died tragically young of syphilis while committed to an asylum for the insane and autograph material is uncommon. At the end of July, 1897 Wolf had begun feverishly working on his opera "Manuel Venegas," and "despite interruptions, the opera's opening began to take shape as Wolf's swings from manic gaiety to irascibility became more pronounced. In mid-September his boast that he had been appointed director of the Vienna Court Opera, and had sacked the current director, Gustav Mahler, signaled the onset of madness. Inviting his friends to hear his new opera and congratulate him, on September 20 he played through the 50 completed pages of vocal score, blissful, raving, and wholly insane, as his friends clustered around him in stunned misery -- a scene famously adapted by Thomas Mann in his novel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts [US]
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2018-02-26 09:52:34
Burger, Carl (Hrsg.):
Dresden, Römmler & Jonas, 1897. Fol. Mit 1 Plan und 30 Lichtdruck-Tafeln. Doppelblatt. OHlwd.-Mappe (Klappflügel tls. lädiert, einer fehlend; etwas berieben und bestoßen, fleckig). Einzige Ausgabe. Sehr selten. - Umfangreiche, detaillierte Dokumentation der anläßlich der Dresdner Gewerbeausstellung errichteten und von Darstellern in zeitgenössischen Kostümen belebten Scheinarchitektur im Stil einer mittelalterlichen Stadt, zu der auch ein wendisches Dorf gehörte und die nach Beendigung der Ausstellung wieder abgerissen wurde. - Dresden-Bibliographie III, 5756. - Eine Tafel mit kleiner, papierbedingter Eckläsur. Die Tafeln insgesamt wohlerhalten und sauber. - DAZU: Wegweiser durch die Alte Stadt. Dresden 1896. Quer-8°. Mit Plan und einigen Abb. im Text. 20 S. OBrosch. (Läsuren). Versand D: 6,00 EUR
Bookseller: Antiquariat Sander
2018-02-25 22:25:06
Dickens, Charles
London: Chapman & Hill, 1897. Thirty six 7.75" x 5.5" volumes. Three quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt decorated spines in compartments, maroon and green spine labels. The bindings are by Stikeman. With light rubbing and edge wear, but generally a very nice VG+ condition set. The Gadshill Edition, issued in 34 volumes. This set also includes the two volume work by John Forster, The Life of Dickens, uniformly bound with the set.
Bookseller: John Michael Lang Fine Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-02-25 21:34:24
MRS F HARCOURT WILLIAMSON
HUTCHINSON & CO, 1897. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good+. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: 1897. Edition: Cheap edition. Pages. 186 Description: A collection of Beautiful portraits with literary, artistic and musical contributions by men and women of the day. One portrait is laid loose in the book. Scarce book. Additional postage outside UK.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.
Bookseller: Hawkmoor Books Ltd
2018-02-25 21:34:24
MRS F HARCOURT WILLIAMSON
HUTCHINSON & CO, 1897. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good+. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: 1897. Edition: Cheap edition. Pages. 186 Description: A collection of Beautiful portraits with literary, artistic and musical contributions by men and women of the day. One portrait is laid loose in the book. Scarce book. Additional postage outside UK.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.
Bookseller: HAWKMOOR BOOKS LTD [WINCHESTER, United Kingdom]
2018-02-25 17:52:45
BRUGMANN (Karl)
Strassburg, Karl J. Trübner, 1897-1916 Format groß 8, Halbleder, Rückenkanten von Band 2/1 von mnir mit Gewebeband verstärkt, Rückenkanten von 2 Bänden etwas berieben, ein regulär ausgesonderte Bibliotheksexemplare aus einer wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek mit der üblichen Signatur und Stempel, keine Markierungen/Anmerkungen, die Bücher sind in einem akzeptablen Zustand
Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas & Reinhard [Germany]
2018-02-25 17:26:34
Twain Mark
Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. First edition, First Issue, with the single line imprint and with signature "11" at bottom of page 161 as called for by BAL. With portrait frontispiece from a photograph of the author and 192 other illustrations by notable illustrators as A. B. Frost, Peter Newell and Dan Beard or from photographs. Large 8vo, publisher's original blue cloth gilt decorated and lettered on the spine, the upper cover with a central pictorial decoration of an elephant in India in gilt and four colours. 712 pp. A fine and attractive copy, the blue cloth is bright, unfaded and unworn, just a touch of trivial shelving evidence, especially clean and fresh internally, one endpaper neatly tipped down along the hinge. THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. Mark Twain's autobiographical account of his tour through Australia, New Zealand and India. He gives wonderful account of his travels, the people met along the way, the sights seen, and with a zest and spirit unique to one of America's greatest authors and humorists. Due to the massive text block, the book is seldom found in collector's condition. The illustrations are extensive and vary in size and style and add immeasurably to making this an immensely readable narrative.
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2018-02-25 17:05:20
Vern, Zhol (Verne, Jules)
Moscow, 1897. - Original paper boards. 81 pp. ( Russian ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rosenbad Antique Books
2018-02-25 10:17:18
Stoker, Bram
Grosset & Dunlap 1897 [1931], New York. 8vo., 354pp., [2] ads; VG/Poor; spine beige with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; chipping along most edges, tape has been applied along the entire upper and lower edge of the dust jacket, as well as part of the front hinge of spine; previous owners name and stamp on ffep; with image of Lugosi on rear cover; With four stills from the 1931 Universal motion picture DRACULA. Original red cloth; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA [Rockville, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-02-25 06:49:18
HOPPIN, B.
1897. First edition, inscribed.. Hoppin was a mineralogist who accompanied Peary on his 1896 Arctic expedition, the aim of which was to search for minerals, fossils, a previously seen meteorite, and to visit Greenland. The ship used on the voyage was the Hope, sailing out of St. John's under Commander Peary and Captain John Bartlett of Brigus, with several experts from different fields and a crew comprised mainly of Newfoundlanders.. First edition, inscribed. 21 cm; 83 pages, and frontispiece map. Inscribed and dated by Hoppin on front blank, with manuscript corrections in text, and additionally annotated by the author on blank following last text page. Bound in original green cloth, without wear but cloth is buckling slightly. Reference: Arctic Bibliography 7401.
Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio [U.S.A.]
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2018-02-25 06:49:18
HOPPIN, B.
1897. First edition, inscribed. 21 cm; 83 pages, and frontispiece map. Inscribed and dated by Hoppin on front blank, with manuscript corrections in text, and additionally annotated by the author on blank following last text page. Bound in original green cloth, without wear but cloth is buckling slightly. Reference: Arctic Bibliography 7401. Hoppin was a mineralogist who accompanied Peary on his 1896 Arctic expedition, the aim of which was to search for minerals, fossils, a previously seen meteorite, and to visit Greenland. The ship used on the voyage was the Hope, sailing out of St. John's under Commander Peary and Captain John Bartlett of Brigus, with several experts from different fields and a crew comprised mainly of Newfoundlanders. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio, ABAA [Tuxedo, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-02-24 19:15:04
Schwarz, August Friedrich
Zustand: Exlibris auf Vorsätzen, Einbande etwas berieben, Fotos können angefordert werden. -------------------------------------- Folgende Angaben sind unter Vorbehalt: -------------------------------------- 3 Bücher (siehe Foto) beinhalten 5 Bände. Buch 1 : (I. oder allgemeiner Teil, 1897) mit drei mehrfach ausfaltbaren Tafeln mit 9 farbigen geologischen Schnitten und einer große mehrfach ausfaltbare farbige Karte. Buch 2: Teil 2: II. oder spezieller Teil, 1897. Band 3: II. oder spezieller Teil, 2. Folge: Die Calycifloren, 1899. Band 4: II. oder spezieller Teil, 3. Folge: Corolliflorae, Monochlamideae, 1900. Band 5: II. oder spezieller Teil, 4. Folge: Monocotyledones, Gymnospermae, Pteridophyta. Index. 1901. Zusammen 1.487 Seiten, durchgehend paginiert. Jeder Band mit eigenem Titelblatt. Die Bände 1 und 2 in einem Band sowie 4 und 5 in einem Band gebunden. .
Bookseller: Valeria.W
2018-02-24 17:19:30
Walter E Roth
Brisbane: Edmund Gregory 1897 - Brisbane, Edmund Gregory, 1897. Large 8vo; pp. xvi, 200, (47) plates; 1 large folding genealogical tree of a male Koopooroo Pitta-Pitta Aboriginal, numerous tables, 24 pages of illustrations (4 in colour), including a full page map, index and glossary; original dark green cloth, blind stamped decorative borders on front and back boards, lettered in gilt on front board. Assumed First Edition.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – slightly faded at the spine ends, gilt titles. Joints – good condition – very gently worn. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – some marks. Page edges – good condition – dusty to the top edge. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – fair condition – split at the dedication page with webbing visible and partially at the front end paper but holding well and visually sound. Paste downs – good condition – decorative. End papers – good condition – decorative. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – some foxing, particularly to the plates. Binding – good condition – holding well. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1897 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Louis88Books
2018-02-24 04:11:50
Fleta, Miguel
Spanish tenor (1897-1938), famous in his time, Fleta created the role of Calaf in the world premiere of Turandot in 1926. Large signed photo, inscribed and dated in Barcelona in 1925. Matted to a total size of 9.75 x 13.25 inches, actual photo is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, boldly signed in ink on a photographer´s mat by Fleta, and with crayon, under the photo, by photographer R. Batlles. Minor stains, otherwise in very good condition.
Bookseller: Tamino Autographs [United States]
2018-02-24 04:11:50
Korngold, Erich
Austrian composer (1897-1957), a prodigy child, Korngold came to America in 1934 to become one of the most influential film score composers in Hollywood´s history. Signed photo, with a short sentiment and a music quote from his early opera Violanta (created when he was only 17 years old). Also handwritten and signed in German on verso, dated in Vienna in 1950. Size is 3.5 x 5.25 inches, jagged/serrated borders (not seen in the scan), in excellent condition. Watch the aria "Sterben Wolt Ich Oft" from Violanta (Korngold) (sung by tenor Jiun Gim)
Bookseller: Tamino Autographs
2018-02-24 04:11:50
Szell, George
American conductor (1897-1970), widely remembered for his large number of excellent recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra. Signed photo, stamped on verso by the Cleveland Orchestra. Size is 7.9 x 10 inches. Tape attached with his name at the bottom, not affecting the signature, in very good condition.
Bookseller: Tamino Autographs [United States]
2018-02-23 23:26:08
Twain Mark
Hartford The American Publishing Company 1897. First edition, First Issue, with the single line imprint and with signature "11" at bottom of page 161 as called for by BAL. With portrait frontispiece from a photograph of the author and 192 other illustrations by notable illustrators as A. B. Frost, Peter Newell and Dan Beard or from photographs. Large 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth gilt decorated and lettered on the spine, the upper cover with a central pictorial decoration of an elephant in India in gilt and four colours. 712 pp. A fine and attractive copy, the blue cloth is bright, unfaded and unworn, just a touch of trivial shelving evidence, especially clean and fresh internally, one endpaper neatly tipped down along the hinge. THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. Mark Twain’s autobiographical account of his tour through Australia, New Zealand and India. He gives wonderful account of his travels, the people met along the way, the sights seen, and with a zest and spirit unique to one of America’s greatest authors and humorists. Due to the massive text block, the book is seldom found in collector’s condition. The illustrations are extensive and vary in size and style and add immeasurably to making this an immensely readable narrative. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-02-23 20:45:43
Wolf, Hugo. (1860-1903)
Autograph letter, 1 page, to Michael Haberlandt. Vienna, 15 September, 1897. The letter reports that Wolf has yesterday afternoon completed the monologue to Manuel despite the disturbance of numerous visits, and reads in part: "Gestern Nachmittag den ganzen Monolog des Manuel in einem Zuge aufgeschrieben, trotz vielfacher Storungen durch Besuche. Rufe fur den nachsten Sontag Nachmittag alle Getreuen unter die Fahne. Ich werde aus der neuen Oper vorspielen." 14 x 9 cm and in fine condition. Sold together with a vintage postcard photograph of the composer. The Austrian folklorist and Indologist, Michael Haberlandt (1860 - 1940) was an important supporter of Hugo Wolf and was one of the founders of the Hugo Wolf Society. The Austrian composer died tragically young of syphilis while committed to an asylum for the insane and autograph material is uncommon. At the end of July, 1897 Wolf had begun feverishly working on his opera "Manuel Venegas," and "despite interruptions, the opera's opening began to take shape as Wolf's swings from manic gaiety to irascibility became more pronounced. In mid-September his boast that he had been appointed director of the Vienna Court Opera, and had sacked the current director, Gustav Mahler, signaled the onset of madness. Inviting his friends to hear his new opera and congratulate him, on September 20 he played through the 50 completed pages of vocal score, blissful, raving, and wholly insane, as his friends clustered around him in stunned misery -- a scene famously adapted by Thomas Mann in his novel Doktor Faustus (1947). Wolf's polished fragme … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schubertiade Music [Newton, MA, U.S.A.]
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