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2018-09-13 22:56:16
Captain Brinkley
J.B. Millet, 1897. This is a large folio 10 volume set. It is the Tokyo edition number 211 of 250 sets and is in very good to near fine condition. Some spine and corner rubbing else clean and fresh. It even has original inserts telling you not to cut the Japanese style leaves. End papers have real metallic foil on the paper. Illustrated with prints and hand colored photos.A really nice set Set of these books. weighs 45 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Main St.Gallery [Eau Claire, WI, U.S.A.]
2018-09-13 00:18:08
Hardy, Thomas
London: Tinsley Brothers; Smith, Elder & Co.; Macmillan and Co.; Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1897. London: Tinsley Brothers; Smith, Elder & Co.; Macmillan and Co.; Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1897. First editions, with all half-titles present. 8vo. Uniformly bound in early 20th-century three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spines divided into six compartments with raised bands, lettered in two, the rest richly gilt with drawer-handle and other small tools, t.e.g., by Tout. Light rubbing to covers, occasional spotting or toning to text, 1906 gift inscription on binder's blank of Desperate Remedies vol. I, in all an attractive, finely bound set. First editions, with all half-titles present. 8vo. A complete set of finely bound first editions of the novels and short story collections of Thomas Hardy published 1871-1897. Includes first editions of his scarce first novel, Desperate Remedies, and the classic works Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. After Hardy's turn to poetry following the publication of The Well-Beloved in 1897, he would publish only one more collection of fiction, A Changed Man and Other Tales (1913), which postdates the binding of this collection and is not included here. The entire collection, with all half-titles and illustrations present as called for, comprises the following: Desperate Remedies, 1871 (3 vols.); Under the Greenwood Tree, 1872 (2 vols.); A Pair of Blue Eyes, 1873 (3 vols.); Far From the Madding Crowd, 1874 (2 vols.); The Hand of Ethelberta, 1876 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [United States]
2018-09-12 13:53:03
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]
2018-09-12 11:13:22
Jane Austen
London, England: Macmillan, 1897. Fine. 2nd impression of the 1896 edition. Slight fading to spine. Unmarked, internally clean. Square. Very nice copy.
Bookseller: wessexbookshop [Moorestown, New Jersey, US]
2018-09-09 09:15:27
Horace Hutchinson, Ed
London: J.S. Virtue & Co, 1897. A very solid copy of this wonderful late 19th century survey of British golf links, richly illustrated thruout with hundreds of crisp black-and-white photos. Tasteful former owner bookplate at the front pastedown and, above it, the official bookplate of "The Golf Museum and Library of the United States Golf Association", which had been given this copy by The Country Club, Brookline, MA. On the first blank endpaper, there appears the stamp of "The Country Club, Brookline, Mass" and, at the foot of the same page, the same former owner's neat, small signature. Beyond these signs of provenance, this is a surprisingly bright, well-preserved copy. Crisp gilt-titling at the front panel and spine and, save for a couple of tiny spots toward the front panel's top-edge, almost no wear to speak of to the panels. Internally, very clean as well, with no writing or markings of any kind apart from the aforementioned bookplates and stamps. Rear inner hinge tender but still perfectly sturdy. Tall quarto, 331 pgs. of text plus charming period ads at the rear. Very Good +. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA [WACCABUC, NY, U.S.A.]
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2018-09-08 01:31:17
BAUWENS, M,;, HAYASHI, T.; LA FORGUE; MEIER-GRAEFE; PENNEL, J.
Paris: G. Boudet & Talandier, 1897. LIMITED EDITION 217/1050. Folio (32 x 24 cm.). pp.[iii]+206+[1]. Contemporary calf over tan cloth boards with original pictorial wrappers pasted onto them; green floral patterned endpapers, tope edge gilt others uncut. With a later yellow cloth slip-case 67 colour plates including 2 double page.* * Curiously the title page calls for 62 colour plates but there are in fact 67. The index lists 68 colour plates inadvertently since one of those listed is in black and white. All as usual. **Arthur Layard was an English water-colourist and illustrator, flourishing between 1894 and 1911, with contributions to, inter alia,The Pall Mall Magazine, Rider Haggards "People of the Mist" (1894), Charles Dixon's "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour" (1895) an edition of Mandeville's Voyages (1899) etc. etc. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2018-09-06 00:31:30
ABC. (MILITARY) ARMY & NAVY A.B.C. Chicago: George M.Hill, no date, circa 1897. 4to (7 1/4 x 9 7/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards. Corners rubbed and some minor edge wear else near Fine. Each letter is on a separate page with text in verse, almost all of which deal with battles and people in the Spanish - American War. Text pages have half-page illustrations, opposite which is a fine full page pen and ink drawing in black and white. There is also a great chromolithographed frontispiece. Of course "R" is for Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders and "J Stands for Joy / That the Cubans now feel / To be free, and from under / The proud Spaniard's heel." A beautiful copy of a rare military ABC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA [Pound Ridge, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-09-04 12:27:29
Irving, Washington
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. Leather_bound. Very good. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. Leather_bound. Forty volumes. Octavo. "Holly Edition" The Works of Washington Irving. Portraits and other illustrations through-out set with title tissue guard, title include Oliver Goldsmith, Knickerbockers History of New York, Columbus, Life of George Washington, Astoria, Salmagundi, Tales of a Traveller, Spanish Papers, etc. Bound in three quarter green morocco, and marbled boards, top edge gilt, each volumes to spine tooled with holly motif decorations, and small red morocco inlaid, one raised bands, the initial "L," on upper left-corner to covers, spine evenly faded to brown.
Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-09-02 06:30:43
CURZON, Robert, 14th Baron de la Zouche.
London, John Murray, 1849. 8vo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped vignette of a pilgrim on front cover ornamented in blind; pp. [2], xxxi, 390, title with wood-engraved vignette, frontispiece of Meteora Monastery, folding plan (supplied from another copy, see below) and 14 plates after Preziosi; a near-fine copy; provenance: name, dated 1851 inside front cover. The very rare first edition, US issue with additional title-page. Robert Curzon (1810-1873) travelled to 'Egypt and the Holy Land in 1833-4, on a tour of research among the monastery libraries, gathering many valuable manuscripts. He returned to England in 1834, before setting out on a second tour in 1837-8, when he visited Mount Athos and bought five manuscripts from several monasteries there, before making further purchases in Egypt. His experiences are recorded in his Visit to the Monasteries in the Levant (1849). It immediately gained popularity, running to six editions by 1881. From a scientific point of view, also, these revelations of monastic treasures were of great importance, and it was Curzon's experience that set others on the track which led to the acquisition of the magnificent collection of Nitrian manuscripts by the British Museum. Curzon has subsequently been criticized for removing the manuscripts to Britain, but it seems certain that many owe their preservation to the removal' (ODNB). - This copy in perfect preservation never had the folding plan bound in. We actually found out that the US version of this book seems to have been issued without the folding plan; however it i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]
2018-09-01 19:41:48
Brinkley, Captain F.
Boston: J.B. Millet Company, 1897.
Bookseller: FIRST FOLIO RARE BOOKS [Paris, Tennessee, US]
2018-08-31 21:07:27
Ede, Margalits
Budapest: Kiadja Kokai Lajos, 1897. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: EurekaBooks [Eureka, California, US]
2018-08-30 14:23:12
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.]
2018-08-30 14:23:12
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.]
2018-08-28 00:58:26
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 [United Kingdom]
2018-08-26 17:35:48
RUDYARD KIPLING 1st UK CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS Macmillan London 1897.
Bookseller: Vagabond Books ABAA [Pasadena, California, US]
2018-08-20 10:56:15
Bram Stoker - Dracula - Rare First Edition - 1897 The 'Hutchinson Colonial Library' first edition printed on the earliest sheets. I can trace no other copies ever coming to auction, according to the records of ABPC and RareBookHub. Octavo, pp, x, 190 [2] (integral terminal blank) on uncoated paper, entirely uncut in rubbed original dark red rib-grain cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front board. Melbourne lending library label on front board. London, Hutchinson and Co. 1897. The extremely scarce "Hutchinson Colonial Library" issue of the first edition, differing from the London edition in the tipped in title leaf, the plain binding, the blank integral leaf following the last page of text, and the absence of inserted advertisements. This issue appears to compromise a set of the earliest sheets, printed on uncoated paper, and with the terminal leaf blank. It was not unusual at this date for the Colonial issues to be dispatched early and made of the earliest sheets so as to compensate for the journey to India and Australasia in order that books might be available there near to the London publication date. The worlds most famous vampire story, never out of print since first publication. In has been the basis for unnumbered stage and film adaptations and continues to be hugely inspirational in contemporary popular culture. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Please see the other first editions I have listed. More info on this rare book can be found here: http://www.transylvania.com/vbib.html. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: met.books [New York, New York, US]
2018-08-19 06:27:14
Twain Mark
Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. An original salesman's dummy for the first edition of this popular work by Mark Twain With the title-page and frontispiece of the first edition, along with a nice selection of the many illustrations to be included in the book as well as a selection of the text and table of contents. There is also a prospectus and order form printed in red and black, these are followed by several lined pages for noting subscriber's names, addresses and binding choice. 8vo, the dummy is bound as the available cloth binding in the same blue material and with the upper cover central pictorial decoration of an elephant in India in gilt and four colours, the rear cover is an example of the cloth binding's gilt spine tooling. Attached to the inside front cover are spine examples for the two deluxe bindings; the Library Style and Half Turkey Morocco bindings. These are made of the leather's used for the deluxe bindings with the gilt spine tooling and lettering. A flyleaf printed in red explains the binding options. 50 ff. of text or plates; 4 pp. prospectus; 16 ff. customer order sheets. Quite well preserved, the blue cloth sturdy and unfaded, minor edge wear and some typical age, hinges a bit tender. Some offsetting to the leaf explaining the bindings from the leather samples which remain in excellent condition, the text leaves all fine. Eleven lines of the first order sheet are filled in, the rest of the sheets unused. PRECEDING THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS POPULAR MARK TWAIN WORK, THIS IS THE SCARCE SALESMAN'S DUMMY USED TO TAKE ORDER … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2018-08-17 16:23:13
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]
2018-08-17 00:23:05
STOKER, Bram
Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 1 vol., text bulking to 27mm, blank final leaf (391/392), it does not contain the 16 page publisher's catalog but has the 8 page terminal catalogue mentioned below. Bound in the publisher's original red stamped yellow cloth, inner hinges starting, outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine rubbed with some minor loss, general overall handling but not as offensive as most copies, minor offsetting to endpapers, some spotting to upper edges of last few leaves otherwise internally clean and bright, small neat ownership signature on half-title, a GOOD completely unsophisticated copy of a notoriously difficult book to find that hasn't been mucked with. Rebound, restored, rebacked, relined, recased, and cleaned copies are the norm but this copy has survived, thankfully, eluding the re-storer. The first edition points for Dracula are complex but most experts agree that the earliest printing of Dracula was issued on thick paper, bulking 27mm, contained a blank final leaf (391/392), and no terminal publisher's advertisements. Later issues of the first edition were printed on thinner paper, contain an advertisement for "Shoulder of Shasta" on the rear flyleaf, and included a 16 page publisher's catalog. Richard Dalby, in his 1983 bibliography of Stoker, states that "later issues of the first edition carry an advertisement for The Shoulder of Shasta on the rear flyleaf [392]" and that the "publishers cannot confirm any other points regarding status of the first issue, nor the exact publishing date." In the re … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA [Somerville, NJ, U.S.A.]
2018-08-16 08:49:06
Thomson, J. [Joseph], J. [John]
Taylor and Francis, London. 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 Thomson found "tha … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books [West Branch, IA, U.S.A.]
2018-08-15 14:08:47
KAUFFMANN, John
Circa 1897 (a Sri Lankan scene, printed later). The photograph has recently been hinge-mounted and matted with archival material, ready for framing. Signed on the lower right of the image, with the title in pencil on the original mount. Reproduced in NEWTON, Gael: 'John Kauffmann, Art Photographer' (NGA, 1996), page 37 (this print, which also appeared in the accompanying travelling exhibition, 'Soft but True'). Provenance: from the family of John Kauffmann, by descent (sold by Sotheby's Australia, 24 July 1988); private collection, Sydney. Adelaide-born John Kauffmann (1864-1942), a pioneering photo-impressionist, spent a decade in Europe studying art and photography. On his return to Adelaide in 1897, he immediately interested himself in the South Australian Photographic Society. The Society held several important exhibitions in the early 1900s, and due partly to Kauffmann's influence, art photography came of age in Australia; the young Harold Cazneaux for instance was inspired by these exhibitions. A comprehensive collection of material from Kauffmann's estate is on our website. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB [Adelaide, SA, Australia]
2018-08-14 07:14:59
Deledda, Grazia
Giulio Speirani e Figli (Tip. Enrico Speirani e C.), 1897. Rarissima edizione originale dell'opera prima poetica, una raccolta di quattro componimenti in strofe saffica, dedicati ai paesaggi: di smeraldo, di madreperla, di granito e di corallo.
Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli [IT]
2018-08-13 07:05:57
Wells, H.G.
[a bright copy] London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth with invisible man in black. First Edition of Wells's classic tale (he later pointed out that the title is a misnomer: the protagonist is actually The Transparent Man). As with THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU, this is a grim tale about a mad scientist who degenerates into a homicidal maniac, possessed by the illusion of omnipotence. As Smith points out, THE INVISIBLE MAN sold well for a month, after which sales collapsed entirely; yet it kept royalty checks coming Wells's way for the rest of his life. Wells also made a lot of money from this book in Hollywood (starring Claude Rains in 1933); actually there had been an earlier version, titled "The Invisible Thief," produced by Pathé in 1909, of which today only a few fuzzy stills survive.~THE INVISIBLE MAN was Wells's only book published by Pearson -- fortunately, as Pearson's books today are notable for the poor quality of bindings and paper employed (resulting in browned page margins). As a result, we have never seen a truly fine copy of THE INVISIBLE MAN -- though this copy would qualify for "fine" if it were not for the almost-inevitable cracking of the extremely brittle endpapers. There is scarcely any external soil or wear, and the spine shows only a little of the usual fading. In all, quite scarce in this condition. Wells Soc. 11; Hammond B4; Currey p. 520. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA] [Yarmouth, ME, U.S.A.]
2018-08-07 23:23:04
DESCARTES (René)
Paris & Londres (pour le volume supplémentaire), Cerf & Clarendon Press (pour le volume supplémentaire), 1897-1926. ---- EDITION DEFINITIVE DES OEUVRES DE DESCARTES publiées par ADAM & TANNERY ---- TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE BIEN COMPLET DU VOLUME SUPPLEMENTAIRE (la vie et les oeuvres de Décartes - Etude historique par Charles Adam) ET DE L'INDEX GENERAL ---- DE PLUS, NOTRE EXEMPLAIRE COMPORTE UN TREIZIÈME VOLUME PUBLIE EN 1926 A OXFORD PAR Léon ROTH dans lequel se trouve réunie LA CORRESPONDANCE DE DESCARTES et de HUYGENS à partir des manuscrits se trouvant à la Bibliothèque Nationale ---- Paris & Londres (pour le volume supplémentaire), Cerf & Clarendon Press (pour le volume supplémentaire), 1897-1926, 13 VOLUMES GRAND IN 4 reliés en pleine basane, têtes dorées ---- "The mainprimary sources (letters, manuscripts and published works) are all handsomely printed in the Adam-Tannery Oeuvres de Descartes". (DSB IV p. 65) ---- Tome 1 : Correspondance. Avril 1622/Février 1638. (2), 105pp., 589pp. -- Tome 2 : Correspondance. Mai 1638/Décembre 1939. 13pp., (1), 653pp. -- Tome 3 : Correspondance. Janvier 1640/Juin 1643. (3), 722pp. -- Tome 4 : Correspondance. Juillet 1643/Avril 1647. (3), 708pp. -- Tome 5 : Correspondance. Mai 1647/Février 1650. (3), 660pp., (1) -- Tome 6 : Discours de la méthode & Essais. 12pp., (1), 725pp., (1) -- Tome 7 : Meditationes de Prima philosophia. (1), 18pp., (3), 612pp. -- Tome 8 : Principia philosophiae. Epistola ad G. Voetium. Lettre apologetique. Notae in programma.18pp., (1), 348pp., 13pp., (3), 176pp., (1) -- Tome 9 : Meditations et principes. 10pp., (4) … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE Bernard MAILLE [PARIS, France]
2018-08-07 09:52:30
Sir Walter Scott
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1897. In twenty-five volumes, complete. With decorative two-colour titles to all volumes, and illustrated with plates to frontispiece to each volume In a fine binding by Bayntun, Bath with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. The titles of the volumes are as follows: Old Mortality; Quentin Durward; Rob Roy; Woodstock or The Cavalier, A Tale of Sixteen-Hundred and Fifty-One; The Black Dwarf and A Legend of Montrose; Guy Mannering, or, The Astrologer; Waverley or 'Tis Sixty Years Since; The Bride of Lammermoor; The Heart of Midlothian; The Antiquary; Kenilworth; The Monastery; The Abbot, Being a Sequel to The Monastery; The Fortunes of Nigel; Redgauntlet, A Tale of the Eighteenth Century; The Pirate; The Maid of Perth Or Valentine's Day, Chronicles of the Canongate Second Series; Peveril of the Peak; Count Robert of Paris; The Betrothed, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; Anne of Geierstein or, The Maiden of the Mist; Saint Ronan's Well; Ivanhoe, A Romance; The Talisman, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of Canongate; and The Surgeon's Daughter and Castle Dangerous. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-08-07 09:51:21
Sir Walter Scott
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1897. In twenty-five volumes, complete. With decorative two-colour titles to all volumes, and illustrated with plates to frontispiece to each volume In a fine binding by Bayntun, Bath with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. The titles of the volumes are as follows: Old Mortality; Quentin Durward; Rob Roy; Woodstock or The Cavalier, A Tale of Sixteen-Hundred and Fifty-One; The Black Dwarf and A Legend of Montrose; Guy Mannering, or, The Astrologer; Waverley or 'Tis Sixty Years Since; The Bride of Lammermoor; The Heart of Midlothian; The Antiquary; Kenilworth; The Monastery; The Abbot, Being a Sequel to The Monastery; The Fortunes of Nigel; Redgauntlet, A Tale of the Eighteenth Century; The Pirate; The Maid of Perth Or Valentine's Day, Chronicles of the Canongate Second Series; Peveril of the Peak; Count Robert of Paris; The Betrothed, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; Anne of Geierstein or, The Maiden of the Mist; Saint Ronan's Well; Ivanhoe, A Romance; The Talisman, A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of Canongate; and The Surgeon's Daughter and Castle Dangerous. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-08-06 07:49:02
Wilfred Seymour - Czar Nicholas II of Russia
Manuscript "private" account contemporary to, and describing firsthand, the Grand Russian Fleet Review held from 13 to 25 August 1897 in Krasnoye Selo, by Wilfred Seymour who received a personal invitation to the event, who met and conversed with Czar Nicholas II, and who had fought against Russia in th Crimean War formerly being attached to the Coldstream Guards. 8vo. 7 pages in manuscript on two double leafs, blue paper watermarked "Joynson 1865" measuring approximately 18,5 x 23 cm, dated and initialed by the writer. Together with a manuscript letter also by Wilfred Seymour, written only a few days before, 11 August 1897, while on the steam yacht "Tighnamara" making the voyage to Saint Petersburg for the Presidential celebrations, so mentioned in the text. 8vo. Double leaf ivory paper measuring 13 x 21,5 cm, signed by the writer. Very good condition, a singular primary source "private" account with excellent content. A significant event in Russia's history, of which there is very little documentation, is preserved with remarkable firsthand details, not from a distant observer, but rather from a well-connected Englishman who had a privileged invitation by the Russian Court and who spoke with the Emperor in person during the ceremonies. The event described in these papers marks a most interesting time of Russian relations with European powers, a Franco-Russian Alliance having been established with agreements made from 1891 to 1893 though not officially announced until the conclusion of these ceremonies. At the same time, Anglo-Russian relations were tenuous, the two nation … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts [CA]
2018-08-05 22:35:45
Wilfred Seymour - Czar Nicholas II of Russia
Krasnoye Selo: (1897). Manuscript "private" account contemporary to, and describing firsthand, the Grand Russian Fleet Review held from 13 to 25 August 1897 in Krasnoye Selo, by Wilfred Seymour who received a personal invitation to the event, who met and conversed with Czar Nicholas II, and who had fought against Russia in th Crimean War formerly being attached to the Coldstream Guards. 8vo. 7 pages in manuscript on two double leafs, blue paper watermarked "Joynson 1865" measuring approximately 18,5 x 23 cm, dated and initialed by the writer. Together with a manuscript letter also by Wilfred Seymour, written only a few days before, 11 August 1897, while on the steam yacht "Tighnamara" making the voyage to Saint Petersburg for the Presidential celebrations, so mentioned in the text. 8vo. Double leaf ivory paper measuring 13 x 21,5 cm, signed by the writer. Very good condition, a singular primary source "private" account with excellent content. A significant event in Russia's history, of which there is very little documentation, is preserved with remarkable firsthand details, not from a distant observer, but rather from a well-connected Englishman who had a privileged invitation by the Russian Court and who spoke with the Emperor in person during the ceremonies. The event described in these papers marks a most interesting time of Russian relations with European powers, a Franco-Russian Alliance having been established with agreements made from 1891 to 1893 though not officially announced until the conclusion of these ceremonies. At the same time, Anglo-Russian relations were … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ABAC - ILAB [Blaine, WA, UNITED STATES]
2018-08-05 07:06:07
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]
2018-08-05 05:33:18
WHARTON, Edith, & Ogden Codman.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Square octavo. Original marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine label, top edge green, other untrimmed (Garrison's Binding B:"priority undetermined"). Housed in a custom-made red cloth solander box. Ownership inscriptions of "Grizel Boude 1935" and "Aurora Carlier Christmas 1960". Spine sunned and a little rubbed, old pale dampstain at head of covers and a number of gatherings. Decorative title page (with tissue-guard), 56 monochrome plates. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Vernon Lee from Edith Wharton January 1898". An important association copy: the recipient is the art historian Violet Paget (1856-1935) who wrote under the pseudonym of Vernon Lee. "Wharton made few friendships with other women writers, and Vernon Lee, brilliant, loquacious, difficult, eccentric and mannish (she wore 'the style preferred by intellectual lesbians - a man's shirt, foulard and velvet jacket over a long skirt'), was not to be a lifelong friend. But just when Wharton needed it, she was a perfect guide to Italy and an inspiring intellectual example Wharton often told Vernon Lee what an important guide she was to her" (Hermione Lee, Edith Wharton, 2013, p. 97). Wharton's Italian Villas and their Gardens (1904) was dedicated to Vernon Lee. Hermione Lee comments that The Decoration of Houses, Wharton's second book, following the unprocurable Verses of 1878, "sold well, was reprinted, and had a marked influence on house-design in America" (Chapter 5). Garrison A2.I.a. [Attributes: Fir … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-08-03 08:29:08
Bram Stoker
Dracula by Bram Stoker, rebound. First edition, first state Constable & Co, London 1897. A rare rebound first issue copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The rebound is in the style and colour of the original boards. A first issue with the thicker paper used for the book, being 27 mm rather than 22 mm of later issues. Also the book has no publishers advertisements at the end of the book as required by the first issue. Bright yellow boards with red lettering and borders. Marbled end papers. The contents are browned and in very good condition with a few marks on some of the pages. 1cm piece missing form the lower edge of the title page. Circular brown marks on the eight of the first pages. Water stain on page 19 and dog eared edge missing. 8vo 390pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA [Exeter, DEVON, United Kingdom]
2018-08-03 07:10:32
Bromley, George W. and Walter S.
G. W. Bromley and Co, Philadelphia, 1897. A scarce atlas which details the Bronx before the Botanical Garden & the Bronx Zoo were in place. Elephant folio with 48 lithographed colored maps on thick paper, as issued. The double page maps measure 32 1/2 x 22 1/2". The detailed maps are handsome, recording the properties, the position of buildings on the block & their owners. The area covered is Crotona Park including "Bronx Park"- the Botanical Garden and Zoo are not yet built. Includes Fordham University; Jerome Park area; Van Cortlandt Park & north to the Hudson River & the Woodlawn Cemetery; Riverdale, University Heights, Morrisana, City Island. Hart's Island, the quarantine island, is to the east. the eastern limit goes to Throgs Neck, and bordered on the south by the East River. Original blind & gilt stamped black cloth covered boards, gilt dull. Binding sturdy, leather spine is perished, and covered at some point with black tape which is flapping. The binding is sturdy. OCLC: 16746229 which cites copies at NYPL, Cornell & CUNY. In very nice condition overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA [Garrison, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-08-03 05:37:12
Henry Tate; photographed by J. Thomson
[1897], London. London. Very Good. [1897]. Scarce. Blind ruled straight grained maroon morocco with gilt title and decorations to front cover. Some wear to head and tail of spine. All edges gilt. White moire pastedowns and endpapers. Inscribed "Edwin + May/from/Henry Tate/November 1879" to front fly. 68 leaves of recto-only photograveurs of 65 paintings (including John Everett Millais' "Ophelia" and J. M. Waterhouse's "The Lady of Shalott") and two statues. Pages are toned with some light occasional soiling to page edges, not affecting images. Foxing to endpapers, as well as first and last blank pages with occasional negligible foxing throughout, also not affecting images. A very nice copy of this difficult to find catalogue of Henry Tate's first collection. Originally bequested to the National Gallery, the collection was turned down due to a lack of space and later formed the founding collection of what is known today as Tate Britain. ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons, Inc. ABAA, ILAB [Ft Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-07-30 06:08:42
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.]
2018-07-29 07:50:47
COPPEE, François - Louis Edouard Fournier.
1897Armand Magonier Editeur, Collection des Dix, 1897, 1 volume in4, reliure plein maroquinrouge, dos à 5 nerfs avec titres dorés, double filet doré sur les coupes, contreplats maroquin encadré par une dentelle dorée<, reliure signée Marius Michel, sous étui recouvert de papier marbré avec ouverture assortie en maroquin. Exemplaire N°8, un de 15 exemplaires sur Japon avec une quadruple suite des eaux-fortes. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires. Dos légèrement insolé avec frottements sur les nerfs, étui frotté avec début de fente sur l'ouverture, parfait état intérieur. Reproduction en fac-similé du manuscrit de l'auteur et d'une page de musique de JM Massenet. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.
Bookseller: Librairie Chanut [France, Paris]
2018-07-29 07:50:47
Daudet, Alphonse
Paris, Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1897. (4), 154, (2)pp. With 54 (24 full-page) illustrations in colour. Contemp. orange half morocco with 5 raised bands, richly gilt, t.e.g., orig. illustrated wrappers bound in (signed: Yseux Sr. de Thierry-Simier). (Collection Polychrome). First edition. - One of 45 numbered copies on papier du Japon. - Small exlibris verso ffep. - Fine copy. (Collection Polychrome).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch [Germany]
2018-07-26 15:28:46
MASSENET, Jules 1842-1912
Paris: F. Hermet, [ca. 1897]. Original large lithographic poster in colours by Pal, signed in the stone and with the mark of the Pal studio to lower left. 129 x 98 cms. (51.5" x 39"). Laid down to board; slightly worn at edges. In very good condition overall. The poster depicts the singer Emma Calvé in the lead role of Fanny Legrand in the premiere of the opera in Paris at the Opéra Comique on November 27, 1897. Reproduced in Schneider: Massenet, p. 209. Not in Broido. "In Sapho Massenet made his first attempt at an opera in a modern setting. Dramatically too, with its basis in Daudet's novel, it recalls La traviata... Massenet handles the vicissitudes of love with enormous skill and imagination, and the solo scene for Fanny in the last act may be compared with Charlotte's great monologue in Werther... Sapho is certainly one of Massenet's finest works..." Hugh Macdonald, et. al. in Grove Music Online.
Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS [USA]
2018-07-26 06:46:41
A Conversation with Czar Nicholas II
Krasnoye Selo, August 1897. Manuscript "private" account contemporary to, and describing firsthand, the Grand Russian Fleet Review held from 13 to 25 August 1897 in Krasnoye Selo, by Wilfred Seymour who received a personal invitation to the event, who met and conversed with Czar Nicholas II, and who had fought against Russia in the Crimean War formerly being attached to the Coldstream Guards. 8vo. 7 pages in manuscript on two double leafs, blue paper watermarked "Joynson 1865" measuring approximately 18,5 x 23 cm, dated and initialed by the writer. Together with a manuscript letter also by Wilfred Seymour, written only a few days before, 11 August 1897, while on the steam yacht "Tighnamara" making the voyage to Saint Petersburg for the Presidential celebrations, so mentioned in the text. 8vo. Double leaf ivory paper measuring 13 x 21,5 cm, signed by the writer. A significant event in Russia's history, of which there is very little documentation, is preserved with remarkable firsthand details, not from a distant observer, but rather from a well-connected Englishman who had a privileged invitation by the Russian Court and who spoke with the Emperor in person during the ceremonies. The event described in these papers marks a most interesting time of Russian relations with European powers, a Franco-Russian Alliance having been established with agreements made from 1891 to 1893 though not officially announced until the conclusion of these ceremonies. At the same time, Anglo-Russian relations were tenuous, the two nations having been rivals for most of the nineteenth centu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts [UK]
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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.]
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