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        Through Unknown Tibet

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1898 - Xiv, 440 pages + frontis + 76 illustrations + 4 folding maps in pocket at rear. Brown cloth covers with gilt titles on spine and front board. Top page edges gilt. Illustration in black on front board of three men with three mules. Dimensions: 9 3/8" by 6 1/2". Ex-libris label of Prudence Barker on half-title page. Boards rubbed and marked. 3/8" chips to cloth at corners of boards. Front free endpaper missing. Gutter broken at front hinge. 3/4" chip to corner of half-title page. Frontispiece detached. Tissue guard to frontis present. Some foxing to endpapers. Internally clean. Maps browning. Some 3/8" tears along folds of maps. Contents: Preparations for the Journey; Malcolm Goes on Ahead; Baltal; Leh; I Rejoin Malcolm; The Chinese Passport Arrives; Following the Indus; Egu; Waiting at Shushal; A Warning; Mun; Ludhkong; Touching Friendship of Mule and Pony; Niagzu; Mortality among Sheep; Lake Treb; The Napu La Pass; Sickness of Bakr Hadji; Rudok Officials Command us to Retreat; Our Retreat; Crossing the Borderland of Tibet; A Strange Accouchement; Ponies Shot; A Cold Night; Death of Mule; A Fresh-Water Lake; Bad Weather; Death of the Favourite White Pony; By a Salt Lake; Illness of Tokhta; I Search for Missing Animals; Lake Lighten; Intense Heat; An OId Fireplace; Serious Accident through Over-Haste of Mules to Drink; A Coup D'oeil; The First Flower; Our Pet Sheep; Another Fresh-Water Lake; A Pleasant Bath; Death of Animals and Dearth of Grain; Terrible Gun Accident; We Send out Scouts; I Shoot a Yak; Death of Another Mule; "Helmet Hill"; We Leave Tokhta and Sulloo Behind; Reduced to Twelve Animals; A Mule's Adventure; Shooting an Antelope; Snow; A Mysterious Track; The Bed of an Ancient Lake; Emotion of Mahomed Rahim; Variable Weather; More Antelopes Shot; Theodolite Broken; Extraordinarily Sudden Wind; Hunger v. Ceremony; New Finds; A Footprint; Shazad Mir Indisposed; Desertion of Muleteers; A Rainy Night [.]. [References - Marshall (2005) : 1301; Yakushi: W50; Pinfold: 77]. The author and Lieut. Malcolm traversed the entire breadth of Tibet, beginning at Ladakh in the west and finishing in Peking. They crossed the inhospitable Chang-Tang plateau of northern Tibet. ; 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        White Stains

      [Amsterdam: Leonard Smithers,], 1898. The literary remains of George Archibald Bishop a Neuropath of the Second Empire. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to upper board in white, ankh device to spine in white. Some browning to the endleaves, edges of pages occasionally frayed, corners bumped, cloth a little marked, some repair to the joints but a very good copy. First edition, sole printing. One of 100 copies - this unnumbered. Printed for the author in Holland, the edition was in large part seized by UK customs who destroyed a sizeable majority of copies. Certainly this title is one of Crowley's scarcest.

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        The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography... with additions and corrections by G.H. Johnston

      Edinburgh and London: W. & A.K. Johnston, 1898. Folio (495 x 323mm.), frontispiece and 56 maps printed from lithographic transfer, colour-printed, publisher's black half morocco gilt, gilt edges, some occasional spotting, rebacked and repaired. Hubert Viner Hart, morocco label on front pastedown presenting the book to him from the President and Council of the Royal Geographical Society for proficiency in geography on board the Worcester, July 1898. From the celebrated atlas library of Lord Wardington..

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        Two Portrait photographs of Junius Spencer Morgan, Jr. , as toddler and child, dated December 1894 and August 1898

      n.p., n.d. - Charming photographs of the grandson of the legendary financier J. P. Morgan. The first portrait shows the young child (aged two) standing and holding a sailing ship (L. Alman, New York and Newport, R. I.). In the second (aged six), he is posed leaning against a stone bench before a rural backdrop (Bullingham, London). Eldest son of Jack Morgan, "Junius Spencer, Jr., graduated from Harvard in 1914. he served as a junior officer on a destroyer off the English coast in the war, an experience that left him with shattered nerves. Tall and extraordinarily handsome, with the face of a sensitive actor, he became a Morgan partner in 1919. Warmly approachable and possessed of a dry sense of humor, Junius was probably the nicest Morgan-but the most dismal businessman. . Like his father and grandfather and brother, Junius became a commodore of the New York Yacht Club-the only certifiable Morgan activity that really fit him" (Chernow, The House of Morgan, p. 266) (MORGAN, JUNIUS SPENCER, JR) Each 4 x 5-1/2 inches on studio card mounts, with name and date in ink. Fine

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        Vues de Provence. Première série.

      Imprimerie Marseillaise 1898 - In-folio ( 355 X 270 mm ), broché sous couverture rempliée et chemise cartonnée à dos de percaline vert amande, titre doré sur le premier plat. Titre illustré en couleurs et 50 superbes photographies tirées sur beau papier sous serpentes légendées, principalement des calanques marseillaises par le photographe A. LEZER dit "Le chantre des calanques". Mouillure au second plat et usures aux coins et coupes de la chemise, livre en parfait état quoique ayant tendance à se dérelier, les photographies sont très fraîches. Très rare. photographie marseille provence calanques Regionalisme [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original Studio Portrait of Lt. Col. Sam Steele [South African War Service Kit?] in Imperial Service Solar Helmet Starthcona's Horse

      Hegg & Co., Photos, Dawson, Dawson City, Yukon Territory - 1898. (Photograph) Very good. Original Photograph mounted on studio card: 9 1 / 2" X 6 1 / 4" Image: 7 5 / 16" X 4 7 / 8". Original Studio Portrait of Lt. Col. Sam Steele [South African War Service Kit?] in Imperial Service Solar Helmet Starthcona's Horse. Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (January 5, 1851 – January 30, 1919) was a famous member of the North West Mounted Police.He joined the local militia as a teenager and fought against the Fenians at the Battle of Ridgeway. He was sent west first to fight the Red River Rebellion of Louis Riel, but arrived after the Métis had surrendered. Steele had long been fascinated by the west, devouring the works of James Fenimore Cooper in his youth. He was especially interested in the First Nations, and spent his time in the west learning from them and the Metis. However he was recalled from Manitoba and based in Fort Henry in Kingston for the next few years.He was chosen to be one of the first members of the NWMP, being only the third officer sworn in. In 1873 he returned to Fort Garry with the new force and was put in charge of drilling the new recruits. Over the next few years he crisscrossed the prairies, before being assigned to NWMP headquarters to train new recruits.In 1881 he was assigned to meet with Sitting Bull, who fresh from defeating General Custer had moved into Canada and was demanding land for his people. Steele and a few officers met them and reached a peaceful agreement. This action won Steele great acclaim in the newspapers of the United States and was the beginning of his role as a public figure.In the North-West Rebellion Steele was dispatched with a small force. Missing the Battle of Batoche Steele and his force were sent to move against the last rebel force lead by Chief Big Bear. Steele and his two dozen Mounties defeated Big Bear's force at Loon Lake in the last battle ever fought on Canadian territory. The contributions of the NWMP to putting down the rebellion went largely ignored and unrewarded, to Steele's great annoyance. Steele spent the next ten years assigned to Fort McLeod, and at age 41 married Maria Harwood, eventually the couple had three children.In 1898 he was sent north to the Yukon to succeed Charles Constantine with policing during the Klondike Gold Rush. Initially, he was in charge of the customs posts at the Chilkoot Pass and White Pass, where he created the rule that no one would be allowed to enter without a ton of goods. Steele and his force made the Klondike Gold Rush into one of the most orderly events of its kind in history and made the police force famous around the world, which ensured its survival at a critical time when the force's dissolution was being debated in parliament.In 1900 he was second in command in Lord Strathcona's Horse, a Canadian light cavalry unit sent to South Africa during the Boer war and did so with distinction. Steele, however, disliked greatly what he was ordered to do by the British, which included burning towns and moving the populace to concentration camps.Steele was knighted in 1918 and was made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Member of the Royal Victorian Order.Canada's fifth tallest mountain, Mount Steele, is named after him. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Decoration of Houses

      B. T. Batsford, London 1898 - First UK edition, First Impression of the author's first book under her married name (a collection of poems appeared in 1878 under Edith Newbold Jones). Batsford bound up sheets from the first American edition and issued them with a cancel title page. Tall, wide 8vo; pp xxii, 204, [2]pp, with 56 plates and an 8-page publisher's catalogue. Publisher's burgundy cloth, the upper cover decorated in blind and lettered in gilt, the spine titled in gilt, the top edge gilt, the fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. An unusually collectible copy, for all purposes Fine, with all plates present and firmly attached and free of spotting and foxing, all pages (save the toned front fly leaf and first blank) clean, fresh and bright, the binding square and holding firm. Neat and rather elegant ownership inscription to the first blank, dated ‘1.Sept.05.’ Quite scarce in this superb condition. Wharton "was traveling in Europe in early 1895, gathering inspiration for The Decoration of Houses (1897), which she co-wrote with Ogden Codman, a young society architect. . . . Although there is something superficially bizarre about a decorating book whose illustrations are drawn from the great palaces of Europe, the structural principles espoused by Wharton and Codman are essentially functional: rooms must do the work for which they are intended. This first foray into the subject in print was only the beginning: three more books would follow which drew on this expertise and interest—Italian Villas and their Gardens (1904), Italian Backgrounds (1905), and A Motor-Flight Through France (1908)." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

      London: Heinemann, (1898) - First Edition, First State, with 16pp ads. Beautifully bound in contemporary grey full oasis morocco with gilt rule, raised bands with gilt titles and ornamentation, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original covers and spine tipped in. A superb presentation of the Wells classic, filmed by George Pal in 1953 and whose newest film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tenebrae

      Skeffington & Son, London 1898 - "Tenebrae/A Novel/By/ Ernest G. Henham/Author of 'Menotah', etc./ London/Skeffington & Son, Piccadilly/Publishers to H.M. The Queen and to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales/1898/All Rights reserved". Pages viii, 329 [330]. 8 page publisher's catalogue at rear. Original decorated publisher's cloth. Floral decorated endpapers. Front paste down endpaper is has been covered by a plain piece of old paper (not recent), possibly covering old ownership inscription. Page 34 has been torn and crudely but strongly repaired (again not recent). A psychological horror novel, in the Gothic tradition. (see Clute and Nicholls page 558). Scarce to the point of rarity. Scans can be sent on request. Please note we only ship by airmail for orders out of UK. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal des voyages et des aventures de terre et mer (n° 96 au n° 278)

      Librairie Illustrée,journal des voyages 1898 - 3 volumes in-4, (32.5x23.5 cm), reliés demi-basane rouge, dos titrés, illustrations en noir et blanc, du n° 96 (20 octobre 1898) au n0 278 (30 mars 1902), complet de tous les numéros, une photo a été découpée dans le n° 388, il manque la page 251 ; petites déchirures sur les bordures de pages, rousseurs, petits manques sur le cuir frotté et les bordures, état très correct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peep Bo Pictures

      Ernest Nister, London 1898 - Delightful and extremely rare movable book from Nister comprising of six transformation chromolithograph illustrations. The transformations are made up of horizontal slats operated by a tab that changes the illustration from one scene into another. So there is one scene of two cats having afternoon tea in a teashop and then they go on a boat trip at sea in a boat driven by a Puffin; a hen with her eggs just hatching and then taking her chickens out on the lake. As expected with Nister they are beautiful and sugar sweet! In Hunt, p.316. Not in Montanaro. 20x17.5 cm; 16pp.Scuffed boards with worn corners. This book suffers from the common problem with Nister books of having been published on wood pulp paper which is now very brittle, particularly around the edges. The book binder has re-set the pages and replaced the end papers [retaining the original front and rear free end papers] and reinforced some of the edges with archival tape, but the book is still fragile with chips / abrasions around the page edges / hinge lines - hence overall 'fair' condition. Some of the tabs have been replaced / repaired and all transformations work [to be operated with care!]. A very rare book with lovely illustrations! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley

      MacMillan and Co., London - 1898-1903, 1st UK Edition. () Very good. xv,606; xi,612; xi,622,(2); xii,689,(2); (8),90,(2). Tall octavo. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Top edge somewhat dust soiled. Vol. 1 Frontis, 32 plates; Vol. 2 Frontis, 39 plates; Vol. 3 Frontis, 30 plates and 2 maps.; Vol. 4 Frontis and 28 plates; Supplementary volume 11 plates. Many of the plates are folding. Binding have a bit of uneven fading but overall present very well. The Dictionary of Scientific Biography states this work contains probably all of Huxley's important scientific papers as well a reports of his Royal Institution Friday Evenings Discourses. The volumes are extremely heavily, well illustrated and a major work. This set also contains the scarce supplementary volume issued in 1903. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley [complete in 5 volumes including supplement]

      Macmillan, London 1898 - First (and only) edition of Huxley's complete scientific works, previously only available in the original scientific journals. 1898-1903. 5 volumes: 4 plus the often-lacking supplementary volume. Numerous plates, many folding. A good ex-library set in the original red cloth gilt. Library numbers to foot of spine, usual stamps and labels to endpapers, some light scattered foxing especially to plates, else a clean tight copy of this cornerstone of 19th Century biological thought. Covers rubbed, vol. IV front cover sunned. Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), known as Darwin's bulldog for his passionate defense of the theory of evolution, was a brilliant Victorian anatomist and biologist who counted amongst his grand-children the noted scientist Julian Huxley and renowned author Aldous. Super-royal 8vo, 10¼ " x 6¾". xv + 606, xi + 612, xi + 622, xii + 689, 90. Heavy set of books weighing 11kg (24 pounds). Please inquire for more photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Art Dans La Decoration Exterieure Des Livres en France et a L'Etranger Les Couvertures illustrees les Cartonnages d'Editeurs la Reliure d'Art

      Societe Francaise d'Editions d'Art, Paris 1898 - 272 pages. 28 x 21 cm. Limited edition, copy 690 of 1000, original wrappers designed by Louis Rhead bound-in. Plethora of color tinted and black white text illustrations. French text treats book decoration and the book arts at the turn of the century at the zenith of Art Nouveau influence -- bindings, cover design, commercial printing. Raised bands, spine panels in floral art nouveau motifs, marbled endpapers, rubbing to lower extremities, interior very clean and fresh. Three quarter navy morocco and patterned boards. Teg. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Municipal Architecture in Boston from Designs by Edmund M. Wheelwright, City Architect, 1891 to 1895 (2 Volumes)

      Bates & Guild Company, Boston 1898 - 1/500. Folio. Half-cloth over paper-covered boards portfolio with string ties and cover-plate, as issued. Rebacked. "The designs presented in this book are those made by Mr. Edmund March Wheelwright, in the four years from 1891 to 1895, when he was City Architect for the City of Boston, Massachusetts. Accompanying the plates are plans and working-drawings, descriptions of construction and working data,-all presented in unusual fulness of detail. The value of this publication lies in the merit of the buildings here described and illustrated, and in the fact that it is the first book of the kind to present a collection of designs for municipal work accomplished within a period of four years by a well trained American architect." Part I: Schoolhouse Architecture. 80 pages of text. Part II: Hospital, Institutional, and Miscellaneous Buildings. 52 ,[2],4 pages of text. Illustrated with 100 photographic reproductions in collotype mounted on heavy card stock of exteriors and interiors, in-text b/w drawings, plans and photographs. "Photographic Negatives with the exception of some minor text illustrations, by Mr. E. E. Soderholtz, Boston. Heliotype Plates from the Providence Albertype Co., Providence, R. I." Edited by Francis W. Chandler, who was a Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Age wear, abrasions, discoloration and minor staining on boards. Four ties on Vol. missing. Chipping, closed tears and pulling on edges of some pages in both volumes, not affecting text or images. 7" strip on upper left corner of title-page in Vol. missing. Usual age toning to margins of card stock, some staining on margins of few plates. Complete, portfolio in good, interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cave Dwellers of Southern Tunisia. Recollections of a Sojourn with the Khaliva of Matmata

      W. Thacker & Co., London 1898 - Original cloth, 8vo., pp. xii, 335, 1, [4], 23, [1] (with the last 28 pages all for ads). Light bubbling on a very small part of front-board, a negligible really small stain on the spine and two pages with some browning because a piece of paper once had been laid in between. Further a very clean and attractive copy. Original publisher's gilt cloth, with the gilt still very bright on front-board and spine. Pages uncut, with 7 full-page plates, a map, a plan and many illustrations in the text. The first page of the ads is decorated with a very charming border in art nouveau style. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      Librairie 1898 - First Edition, First Printing in the original light green printed wraps from the publisher. The book is in nice shape with some wear to the spine and to the top edge of front wrapper that has a tiny hole through the first six leaves. Otherwise, a lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy Rostand First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac [Presentation Copy] Translated by Howard Thayer Kingsbury: Accepted and Played by Richard Mansfield

      Lamson, Wolffe and Company, Boston, New York, London 1898 - First English Edition, inscribed in an elegant hand by the translator on front fly leaf: "Compliments of / Howard Thayer Kingsbury / November, 1898." Small 8vo: 241,[1]pp. Publisher's original red cloth lettered and decorated in silver to spine and upper board, with frontispiece portrait (tissue guard still present) of the actor Richard Mansfield in costume. A Near Fine or better, spine slightly faded (though silver remains bright) and darkened page edges. Very scarce, particularly in this condition. Cyrano de Bergerac was first published in France by Charpentier et Fasquelle in 1898 (following its stage production at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in Paris on December 28, 1897), and first translated into English by Kingsbury for Lamson, Wolffe the same year. Mansfield was the first actor to play Cyrano in the United States in an English translation. The play is based loosely on the life of Savien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), Rostand’s favorite writer. "Yet the character as portrayed by Rostand – with his excessively-enlarged nose, his almost super-human duelling skills and his ability to improvise eloquent poetic speeches – is far from an exact portrait of the real-life Cyrano of the seventeenth century. . . . Possessed of a keen intellect with an insatiable appetite for reading and for learning, he constantly experiments with, when he is not challenging outright, the established social, scientific, political and religious ideas of his day. This questioning, satirising and ridiculing of contemporary authorities, along with an open-mindedness to new concepts that remains strikingly modern, has earned Cyrano a firm place amongst the libertin writers of seventeenth-century France." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CYRANO DE BERGERAC : A HEROIC COMEDY FROM THE FRENCH OF EDMOND ROSTAND DONE INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY HOWARD THAYER KINGSBURY

      Lamson, Wolffe and Co, Boston 1898 - FINE Binding; 1st Editions; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 241 pages; Nicely full bound in brown pigskin with gilt lettering and borders turned in denteles. Printed on rich laid paper. T E G. Owner's name neatly on an endpaper. Silk marker ribbon. Frontis shows Richard Mansfield as Cyrano. Performed by him at Garden Theater on opening Oct 3, 1898. Contents clean and complete. Binding solid. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac: a heroic comedy from the French

      Lamson, Wolffe and Company, Boston, New York, London 1898 - First edition in English, translated by Howard Thayer Kingsbury. "Accepted and played by Richard Mansfield." Frontispiece of Mansfield w/ tissue guard. No dust jacket, bright silver-stamped red cloth. No names, clean text, solid. All lettering bright. Faults: FEP razored out, vertical cut has affected the half-title pg, but it's still firmly attached. Penciled note verso frontispiece. Related 1899 newspaper clipping glued at back, leaving brown ghost stains on back endpapers. Spine panel very slightly aged. Near-invisible break in cloth on one fleur-de-lys at base of spine. Scarce! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac comédie héroique en 5 actes en vers représentée sur le théatre de la Porte Saint Martin le 28 décembre 1897 in-8,relié,dos cuir en chagrin rouge,5 faux nerfs,fleurons et titres dorés,225 pages.

      Editions Charpentier & Fasquelle Littérature 1898 - Très bon Etat

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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      William R. Jenkins, New York 1898 - First American Edition (in French), preceding both British and American English-language editions. Tall 8vo: [6],7-239,[1]pp, with nine black and white plates, the first, of Rostand, with protective tissue. Publisher's vertically ribbed green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and black, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. A better than Near Fine copy, binding sound, pages fresh and bright, plates clean and free of foxing. Cyrano de Bergerac was first published in France by Charpentier et Fasquelle in 1898 (following its stage production at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in Paris on December 28, 1897), and then, in this edition, in New York. The play is based loosely on the life of Savien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), known for his swashbuckling adventures and large nose, and was meticulously researched, down to the names of the members of the Académie française and the dames précieuses glimpsed before the performance in the first scene. Written in verse, in rhyming couplets of 12 syllables per line, very close to the Alexandrine format. Cyrano introduced the word "panache" into the English language. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volpone: or the Foxe

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co.,, 1898. With a critical essay on the author by Vincent O'Sullivan. With an eulogy of the artist by Robert Ross. Quarto. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine gilt, front board elaborately gilt, Beardsley's 'Puck on Pegasus' gilt-stamped to rear board. Frontispiece, cover design, and 6 initial letters by Beardsley. Ink ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine gently cocked, spine ends and board edges lightly rubbed, corners a bit bumped, minor wear to corners and head of rear joint, rear board slightly soiled, hinges cracked but still holding firm, endpapers tanned, residue of bookplate to front free endpaper. A very good copy with gilding still bright. First edition limited to 1,000 copies; this copy is unnumbered. After his death, Beardsley left several designs, some unfinished or fragmentary, for different classics, including Volpone, Liasons dangereuses, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Nonetheless, the eight artworks published in Leonard Smither's Volpone "reveal a strength and breadth of scope...and a mastery of the medium that make it safe to guess that the book, if completed, would have been his greatest achievement" (Nelson, Publisher to the Decadents, p.167).

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        Paardenrassen. Kunstalbum van een en veertig afbeeldingen naar schilderijen van Otto Eerelman. Met beschrijvingen door E.A.L. Quadekker.

      - Zutphen, Schillemans & Van Belkum, (1898). Large folio (620 x 470mm). With 41 chromo-lithographed plates of horses and accompanying letterpress text in 10 original paper portfolios, preserved in the publisher's pictorial richly gilt cloth portfolio. The rare first limited edition of probably the finest 19th century work on horses. Our copy has the list of subscribers which lists a number of Dutch nobility. The fine plates are after paintings by Eerelman and chromo-lithographs are by J.L. Goffart, the text is by Quadekker. Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was a famous Dutch animal painter, specializing on hordes and dogs. He likewise painted several portraits of Princes Wilhelmina and later as Queen. At the Royal Palace 'Het Loo' there is painting by him of Queen Wilhelmina riding a horse. The first horse of the present album is Woyko, Wilhelmina's favorite horse, a mixture of an Arabic stallion and a Hungarian mare. Among the horses shown in the album are the Arab Horse, American Race Horse, Andalusian Horse, English Fullbread, Lippizaner Horse, Hannover Horse, Hungarian Horse, Turkish Horse, Russian Race Horse etc. Each plate is accompanied by a 4 page descriptive text. Some plates towards the end with some occasional offsetting on opposite textleaves. A fine copy of this superbly produced work showing the thoroughbreds of the world. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paardenrassen. Kunstalbum van 41 afbeeldingen naar schilderijen van Otto Eerelman. Met beschrijvingen door E.A.L. Quadekker. Horses, lithografisch, Chevaux

      Zutphen, Schillemans en Van Belkum 1898. Large folio (620 x 471mm). With excellent 41 chromo-lithographed plates of horses. Orig. gilt cloth portfolio. Folio. - Spine, corners and flaps of portfolio won.Almost complete copy of the first Dutch edition. - Each plate is accompanied by a four page descriptive text by A.L.Quadekker. Deze album met zeer fraaie platen zijn naar schilderijen van Eerelman en de chromo-litho's zijn door JL Goffart, de tekst is van Quadekker. Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was een bekende Nederlandse dieren schilder, die gespecialiseerd was met allerlei dieren. Een mengeling van een Arabische hengst tot een Hongaarse merrie; De paarden die in deze album te bewonderen zijn o.a. de Arabische Paard, American Race Horse, Andalusische Paard, Engels Fullbread, Lippizaner Paard, Paard Hannover, Hongaars paard, Turks Paard, Russische Race Horse enz. The fine plates are after paintings by Eerelman and chromo-lithographs are by J.L. Goffart, the text is by Quadekker. Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was a famous Dutch animal painter, specializing on hordes and dogs. A mixture of an Arabic stallion and a Hungarian mare. Among the horses shown in the album are the Arab Horse, American Race Horse, Andalusian Horse, English Fullbread, Lippizaner Horse, Hannover Horse, Hungarian Horse, Turkish Horse, Russian Race Horse etc.

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        In Brush, Sedge and Stubble: A Picture Book of the Shooting Fields & Feathered Game of North America

      Cincinnati, Ohio: The Sportsmans Society, 1898 - First edition. Folio. 8 full page mounted color gravures after Henry Farny, E. Pothast, and other Cincinnati artists; photographs and illustrations in text. Original green cloth, darkened, frontispiece illustration re-attached, flyleaf creased; very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CINQ MOIS AU PAYS DES SOMALIS

      - Bale & Genève, Georg & Co, Libraires-Editeurs, 1898. Grand In-8, pleine percaline beige illustrée de l’éditeur, 223 p., 27 photographies de l’auteur dont un frontispice (portraits), une carte repliée. Menus défauts sur les coins, mors interne ouvert.Le prince Ghika et son père attirés par les exploits cynégétiques accomplis à la fin du 19ème dans le Somaliland. Cet ouvrage, composé avec les souvenirs et les notes de chaque soir, griffonnées après une émouvante poursuite ou à la fin d’une étape. Deux chapitres spéciaux, consacrés aux Somalis et à la faune de leur pays. Glissée dans une languette au second contreplat une grande carte dépliante de l’expédition. Non cité par Thiébaud ni par Mouchon. Ouvrage rare. Kaps, 95. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Levanterreise 1898 - Triest, Corfu, Patras, Megara, Athen (12), Piräus (2), Konstantinopel (26), Türken (3), Odessa (8) sowie die Insel Elefantine (Ägyten; 4).

      0, o.O., - Original Fotografien in Album (Kol.). o.O., 1898. meist 19 x 25,5 cm. Frühe private Reise in die Levante, umfangreiche Dokumentation, selten. - Äyptenbilder auf Extrablatt eingelegt, teilweise Karton etw. stockfleckig, Ebd. m. leichten Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Handbuch für die Provinz Schlesien. I. Nachweisung der Behörden, Anstalten, Institute und Vereine. II. Schlesisches Hands- und Gewerbe-Adreßbuch. 56. Ausgabe der Schlesischen Instanzen-Notiz.

      Breslau, Verlag von Wilh. Gottf. Korns, 1898.. 536, 150, 95, 50, 72 S. Geprägter OLwd.. (Gelenke und Kanten berieben, Kapitale an den Gelenken leicht ausgefranzt, Stempel auf Titel, insgesamt guter Zustand) Ich versende mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung) und der DHL (Pakete). Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 14 Tage.

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        The War of the Worlds.

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - 304pp + 16 pages of publisher's advertisements in the back dated mdcccxcvii. Full black morocco with four raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, blue endpapers. Light toning to text block, a hint of foxing to half-title page, tiny tear to corner of the first page of the advertisements and minuscule scrape to spine. A near fine copy. Basis for the 1953 Byron Haskin movie and the 2005 Steven Spielberg movie as well as a plethora of radio and TV adaptations. Wells 14. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 205. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder, 1981, 1-173.; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Korea and Her Neighbours - A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and Present Position of the Country - Volume I (One)

      London: John Murray. Hardcover. 261 pages. Colour fold-out sketch map of central Korea. Tissue-protected frontisplate. Wonderful black and white photographic plates plus numerous black and white illustrations in text, complete per list on page A. Her conclusions are the result of "... a long and intimate study of a people whose isolation during many centuries renders a description of their character, institutions, and peculiarities especially interesting at the present stage of their history." - from Preface. Binding sound. Label of Rosa Fitz-George atop front free endpaper - See Wikipedia for details of this storied woman. Gilt lettering upon backstrip. Red and black decoration with gilt lettering upon front board. Fore-edge rough-cut. Above-average external soiling to boards and edges. Please note: Volume 2 not included. . Good. 1898. First Edition.

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        VIDA DE CARLOS III, Escrita Por El . publicada Con La Biografia Del Autor, Apendices y Notas Por A. Morel-Fatio y Antonio Paz y Melia y Un Prologo De D. Juan Valera. Dos Volumenes.

      XXII + 417 + 426 Paginas. Libreria De Los Bibliofilos. Fernando Fe, Madrid 1898 - Tomo XIV de la coleccion LIBROS DE ANTAÑO. Ejemplar en gran papel. Tirada de 400 ejemplares. ATENCION : Aunque en el Volumen II pone como fecha de impresion 1898 se ve claramente que su impresion es posterior. Posiblemente editado para completar la coleccion ya que este titulo es el ultimo de la coleccion. Encuadernacion en tela de epoca con tejuelos. Manchas que no afectan en las ultimas paginas de respeto del Volumen II Size: 8º [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antar. Poème Héroique Arabe des Temps Antéislamiques

      Paris: H. Piazza et Cie, 1898. L?édition d?Art. Full binding by Canape (full morocco in burnt orange, cream, olivegreen, purple and brown, heavy gilt, raised bands on spine, inner dentelles, moirée silk doublures, all edges gilt) full morocco with marbled paper chemise, suède lined box. Original wrappers bound in. Georges Canape (1864-1940) succeeded his father J. Canape, in 1894. Like many of his contemporaries, he soon adopted a restrained version of the Art Nouveau esthetic popularized by Marius-Michel. Canape?s own compositions often consisted of floral emblems within rather formal borders. At the annual Paris Salons, he offered the new style, blended with classical revival bindings, all executed with superb technical precision. Fine. Folio. Four volumes: two volumes Antar, two on Dinét Illustrated in colour by E. Dinet One of 25 copies (of a total edition of 300) on grand velin d?Arches paper Special edition with an additional (to the coloured ones) suite of plates in black on china paper (This suite separately bound). An absolutely stunning book. The illustrations by Etienne Dinet (1861 - 1929) bring to life the legend of Antar, the triumph of good over evil. Dinet was one of the foremost French orientalist painters of his time, and was highly regarded during his life time. Dinet spent a large part of his life in Morocco, and he also converted to Islam. He portrayed the people of the desert and their culture as few artists have been able to do. To quote the publishers: ?All of these epic illustrations were drawn by him (Dinet) in nature amongst the people of the Saharas, during the many long years he spent with them, in the mysterious solitude of this region where he has seen the life of the Arabs of the Desert, whose strange and wild poetry he has brought to us with his rare talent. Fights, dances, razzias, caravans, celebrations, hunts, etc., etc., all the parts in the life of the Nomadic Arabs, one will find amongst the compositions which accompany the text of each page of Antar .

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        Farthest North

      London: George Newnes, Ltd.. Near Fine. 1898. 2nd UK Edition. Cloth. The second English edition following the Archibald Constable publication from a year earlier. Elaborate silver and gilt pictorial cloth binding. Little foxing, mainly to endpapers, rear endpapers of Volume II cracked, hinge a trifle weak, else Fine in alike custom cloth-slipcase; The Nobel Laureate's account of his three-year long expedition. In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and so drift North. Given up for dead, he traveled 146 miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years; Vol. 1 & 2 .

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        Seventeen Original Lithographs from the book English Portraits

      Grant Richards [1898], London - Original Illustrations. Scarce. 750 copies printed. These are the disbound pages from English Portraits, with seventeen of Will Rothenstein's lithographs of well-known persons of his day, along with a page of complimentary comments about each person. Rothenstein (1872-1945) was famous for his portraits, and painted Albert Einstein, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, and Oscar Wilde among many others. Both his painted works and his prints display his great sensitivity and artistic mastery. He was also a friend to many prominent figures of his day, including Max Beerbohm, Joseph Conrad, and H.G. Wells. This group from English Portraits are as follows: Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon, Sir Frederick Pollock, Thomas Hardy, Sir F. Seymour Haden, William Archer, The Right Rev. Dr. Creighton, The Marchioness of Granby (Violet Lindsay), The Right Hon. W.E.H. Lecky, John Singer Sargent, Arthur Wing Pinero, William Ernest Henley, Sidney Colvin, George Bernard Shaw, Alice Meynell (2 copies), Grant Allen, and Henry James. Each leaf measures 10 x 14.5 inches. The title page and table of contents page are also included. Some browning, closed tears, and light chipping, particularly to the page margins, but the lithographs are generally in quite nice condition. ART/011712.

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        Original preliminary drawing for Ingoldsby Legends. "With Iron it's Plated and Machecollated, To Pour Boiling Oil and Lead Down: How You'd Frown Should a Ladle-Full Fall on Your Crown"

      London, , c. 1898. Ink and pencil on wove paper. Sheet size: 26.7 × 19.6 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame with UV protective glass. This is a preliminary sketch for the published drawing that accompanied the rhyme "Bloudie Jack of Shrewsberrie, The Shropshire Bluebeard", that appears on page 405 of "Ingoldsby Legends".

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        Auf Schneeschuhen durch Grönland., Zwei Bände. Autorisierte deutsche Übersetzung von M. Mann.

      Hamburg: Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei Actien-Gesellschaft (vormals J. F. Richter),, 1898 - 1 Porträt, (IV), 400; IV, 455 (1) Seiten mit zusammen 159 Abbildungen und 4 farbigen mehrfach gefalteten Karten. "Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (* 10. Oktober 1861 in Store Frøen bei Christiania (Oslo); † 13. Mai 1930 in Lysaker bei Oslo) war ein norwegischer Zoologe, Polarforscher, Philanthrop und internationaler Staatsmann. Aufgrund seiner Verdienste um die internationale Flüchtlingshilfe erhielt er 1922 den Friedensnobelpreis. . Nach seinem Schul-Abschluss wollte er Marineoffizier werden, entschied sich jedoch auf den Rat seines Vaters für ein Studium der Zoologie. Er studierte von 1880 bis 1881 an der Universität von Christiania und machte 1882 mit dem Seehundfänger Viking seine erste Reise in grönländische Gewässer auf Anraten seines Professors. . Nach einem vorübergehenden Aufenthalt an der zoologischen Station in Neapel fasste er den Plan einer Durchquerung des grönländischen Inlandeises auf Ski vom unbesiedelten Osten nach Westen. Damit wollte er bewusst sämtliche Rückzugsmöglichkeiten abschneiden. Er brach im Mai 1888 mit fünf Begleitern zu dieser Expedition auf, die teils von ihm selbst, teils vom Kopenhagener Kaufmann Gamel finanziert wurde. Nach einigen Irrfahrten an der vom Eis versperrten Ostküste Grönlands begann Nansen am 15. August am Gyldenløve-Fjord mit seinen Begleitern die Durchquerung, die zwei Monate später bei Godthaab an der Westküste der Insel endete. Dabei legte die Expedition etwa 560 km zurück und gelangte zwischenzeitlich bis auf mehr als 2.700 m Höhe. Nachdem sie in Godthaab überwintert hatten (wo er die Gelegenheit nutzte, die Lebensweise der Inuit zu studieren), kehrten im Frühjahr 1889 alle Teilnehmer wohlbehalten nach Europa zurück. Mit seiner Expedition konnte Nansen nachweisen, dass das gesamte innere Grönland von Schnee und Eis bedeckt ist. Hinzu kamen neue Erkenntnisse und Beobachtungen zur Geographie und vor allem zur Ausdehnung und Bewegung der Gletscher Grönlands, mit denen er die moderne Gletscherforschung begründete. Seine Messungen trugen auch zum besseren Verständnis der meteorologischen Verhältnisse und der Wetterentstehung in Europa und im nördlichen Atlantik bei." (Wikipedia)* * * *Name auf Vorsatz, Innengelenke fachgerecht repariert, Rücken minimal fleckig, sonst gut erhaltenes, bemerkenswert frisches Exemplar. * * * *Achtung ! ! ! Wichtiger Hinweis * * * * Anfragen und Bestellungen die nach Dienstag, dem 30. September 2014 ca 13:00 Uhr, eingehen, können wohl erst ab Dienstag, dem 07. Oktober 2014 , bearbeitet werden. * * * Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 24 x 17 cm, graugrüne Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken- und Deckeltiteln, silber-schwarz geprägten Deckelillustrationen in schwarz geprägtem Schmuckrahmen.

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        Matériaux pour la carte géologique de la Suisse. (2 Teile in 1 Bd.).

      Bern, Karl Stämpfli / Schmid & Francke, 1893 / 1898 - 4°, XI, 286 S., 1 Falttaf., XI, 206 S., Textabb., 7 tlw. gefaltete u. farb. Taf., Priv.-HLwd., Bibliotheksbd.: handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Stempel a. erstem Titelblatt; die geologischen Tafeln des ersten Teils fehlen!, min. beschienen, Papier min. gebräunt, 1 Taf. im Falz getrennt u. hinterlegt. Jew. EA. Mit Widmung von L. Rollier auf den Titelblättern. Enth.: «Huitième livraison, premier supplément (joint à la deuxième édition de la feuille VII)»: «Structure et histoire géologiques de la partie du Jura central comprise entre le Doubs (La-Chaux-de-Fonds), le val de Delémont, le lac de Neuchâtel et le Weissenstein; «Deuxième supplément à la description géologique de la partie jurassienne de la feuille VII». L. Rollier (1859 - 1931), Konservator der geologischen Sammlung, später Privatdozent für Stratigraphie und Petrefaktenkunde an der ETH Zürich. 2600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Four Girls at Cottage City

      Boston: James H. Earle. 1898. First. First edition, second issue (the earliest obtainable edition -- see below). Gift inscription on the front fly, and a neat horizontal repair near the bottom of the spine, else a fine and fresh copy of a not particularly well-manufactured book. Republished in 1988 by the Oxford University Press, this is an early novel for adolescents about four (racially unidentified) young ladies leaving Providence for a vacation on Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard. The true first edition was originally published (and almost certainly self-published) in 1895 in Providence, Rhode Island under the imprint of The Continental Printing Co. After the successful publication of the author's earlier and anonymously authored novel Megda by James H. Earle, Earle apparently obtained the remaining sheets of the original printing of Four Girls at Cottage City and reissued them with a separately printed cancel title page. The text and collation of the text of the 1895 issue are identical to that of this 1898 issue except for the title leaf, which was completely reset and is typographically inconsistent with the text. Generally considered the sixth novel published by an African-American woman, the identification of the 1895 issue would perhaps move the book up one place. The 1895 issue is known in only one copy, held by the John Hay Library at Brown University. OCLC lists four copies of this 1898 edition. We have seen only one other (physically much inferior) copy of the 1898 issue offered on the market in the past two decades. Our thanks to Richard Nobel of the John Hay Library for his research in identifying and distinguishing the printing priority. .

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        Paginas de caza españolas y americanas.Contiene las armas,los peroros,las costumbres de la caza,el tiro,la ley y otras curiosidades.Editor y autor de la parte artística D.F.Prieto,fotografo de S.M. y fotograbador

      Sucesores de Rivadeneyra, Madrid 1898 - holandesa tela bien conservada, portada reforzada multitud de ilustraciones incluidas en paginación, texto a doble columna. . 318 págs.

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports with words by Rudyard Kipling

      New York: R. H. Russell, 1898 - This Niicholson gem which, along with his LONDON TYPES and TWELVE PORTRAITS, represents the summit of Nicholson's art in this medium. The twelve sports, one for each month, are: Hunting (January), Coursing (February), Racing (March), Boating (April), Fishing (May), Cricket (June), Archery (July), Coaching (August), Shooting (September), Golf (October), Boxing (November) and Skating (December), each accompanied by a whimsical verse by Kipling (NICHOLSON, WILLIAM) First American edition. Thin 4to. Illustrated with 12 colored lithographs after Nicholson's hand-colored woodblocks, one for each month. Buff pictorial paper boards, linen cloth spine. Slight wear to spine and edges, else a fine copy; with bookplate of "H.e R. B.ook" on the front pastedown. Campbell, William Nicholson: The Graphic Work33c (and pp. 44-54); Livingston 145; Grolier, Kipling p. 5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emma 1898 GIFT QUALITY

      GEORGE ALLEN, LONDON 1898 - Gold gilt floral illustrations on cover and spine, gold gilt fore edges, illustrated by Chris Hammond. General shelf wear, very lightly cocked spine, significant foxing on first and last few pages, small split in cloth on spine, head of spine is slightly chipping/fraying, somewhat worn extremities, and slightly age toned page margins. Introduction by Joseph Jacobs. DATE PUBLISHED: 1898 EDITION: 504 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EMMA. With an introduction by Joseph Jacobs

      George Allen. London. 1898. FIRST HAMMOND EDITION. 8vo (7.4 x 5.1 inches). Fully illustrated with 86 beautiful line engravings throughout. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco. Spine with five raised bands. Red title label ruled and lettered in gilt. Compartments ruled and decorated with centre tools in gilt. Gilt chain and dot design border on boards. All edges gilt. A few small spots to the first and last couple of pages but overall a clean and bright, beautifully bound copy of this fine illustrated edition.

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