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         Boule de suif

      Armand Magnier 1897 - - Armand Magnier, Paris 1897, 16,5x26cm, relié sous étui. - Première édition séparée de cette nouvelle qui est illustrée de 58 compositions originales de François Thévenot gravées sur bois par Romagnol, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Cuve. Reliure en plein maroquin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs orné de listels de maroquin rouge formant des caissons enrichis d'entrelacs, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, plats décorés en leurs centres d'un grand listel de maroquin rouge et d'entrelacs en rappel du dos, gardes de soie, encadrement de triples filets et d'une guirlande dorés sur les contreplats, contreplats en plein maroquin havane agrémentés de listels de maroquin vert olive et d'incisons de maroquin sable figurant un décor végétal, gardes et contreplats suivants de papier à la cuve, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, étui en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier marbré et bordé de maroquin rouge, superbe reliure d'art et de l'époque signée de Bretault dans le goût Art Nouveau. Ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, de sa double suite des illustrations : une dans le texte et la seconde en tirage à part sur Chine. Notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi : - d'une quadruple suite de toutes les illustrations hors-texte et du portrait : la première avec lettre et sur vélin, la deuxième avant lettre et sur Chine, la troisième avant lettre avec remarque et sur Chine, la quatrième en fumés et sur Japon pelure (épreuves tirées à la main par le graveur et données seulement aux exemplaires à 400 francs). - d'un tirage à part, avant toute lettre, de la figure en couleurs ornant la couverture, très rare - d'un dessin original aquarellé représentant la gravure de la page 3 (lequel a été gravé en sens inverse). Le dessin a laissé une décharge d'encre sur la page en regard. - des fumés sur Japon pelure de cette même gravure, de deux autres du texte et de la vignette du titre - d'un frontispice supplémentaire - du prospectus illustré du volume - d'une lettre autographe signé de François Thévenot et montée sur onglet - d'une lettre autographe signée de Gustave de Maupassant, frère de Guy de Maupassant, relative à l'édition et montée sur onglet. Magnifique et unique exemplaire établi dans une spectaculaire et étonnante reliure Art Nouveau de Bretault. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First separate edition of this novel which is illustrated with 58 original compositions by François Thévenot engraved on wood by Romagnol, one of 50 numbered copies on Vellum vellum. Binding in full morocco navy blue, back with five nerves adorned with red morocco listels forming caissons enriched with interlacing, golden wheels on the headdresses, boards decorated in their centers with a large listello of red morocco and interlacing reminder of the back, silk guards, framing of triple nets and a garland gilded on the contreplats, contreplats in morocco Havana decorated with listels of morocco olive green and incisions morocco sand depicting a vegetal decoration, guards and contreplats following of handmade paper, double gilded fillets on the cups, preserved covers, gilded head, full cartonnage case covered with marbled paper and edged with red morocco, superb binding of art and the era signed Bretault in the Art Nouveau style . Ex-libris glued on a contreplat. Our copy is complete, as it is stipulated in the justification of the draw, of its double continuation of the illustrations: one in the text and the second in print except on China. Our copy is exceptionally enriched: - a quadruple following of all the inset illustrations and the portrait: the first with letter and on vellum, the second before letter and on China, the third before letter with remark and on China, the fourth in smoked and on Japan pelure (prints hand-drawn by the engraver and given only copies at 400 francs). - a separate print, before any let [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         NEW LIGHT ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE GREATER NORTHWEST. THE MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS OF ALEXANDER HENRY, FUR TRADER OF THE NORTHWEST COMPANY, AND OF DAVID THOMPSON, OFFICIAL GEOGRAPHER AND EXPLORER OF THE SAME COMPANY, 1799-1814

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1897. No. 4 OF 100 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER (and 1,000 copies on Fine Book Paper). This is an expansively detailed account of the early exploration of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, with maps prepared by the first white man to navigate the Columbia River from its source to the Pacific Ocean. The bulk of the text comes from the meticulously maintained journal of Alexander Henry (ca. 1765-1814), a director of the North West Company, the great rival in the fur trade to the Hudson's Bay Company. According to DCB, the text is "one of the best records from the early 19th century of the fur trade in the vast area from Lake Superior to the mouth of the Columbia River." The work is divided into three parts, the first covering Henry's years in Minnesota, Manitoba, and North Dakota; the second his time in Saskatchewan and Alberta; the third detailing the last two years of his life, in Fort George (now Astoria, Oregon). His last entry was written the day before his boat capsized and he drowned in the treacherous waters at the mouth of the Columbia. Henry's experiences are interwoven with those of cartographer and explorer David Thompson (1777-1857), who trained as a surveyor with the Hudson's Bay Company before abruptly defecting to the North West Company. While employed by the latter, Thompson explored the headwaters of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and discovered the source of the Columbia. According to ANB, "between 1807 and 1809 Thompson conducted an extensive survey of what is today the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. During his four years in the Far Northwest, Thompson provided the first complete guide to the rivers of that region, a task that Alexander Mackenzie had failed to accomplish in his noted exploration of the area in 1793. Thompson's route from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific became the standard route for fur traders and explorers until the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886." Editor Elliott Coues (1842-99) was a physician, naturalist, and historian who had travelled the American West as a naturalist for the US Geological Survey. He produced a monumental bibliography of ornithology, and penned more than 800 titles, including monographs, articles, and reviews. He devoted his final decade to editing works on the exploration of the American West, beginning with the Lewis and Clark journals, employing his extensive knowledge of the West to provide useful annotations and commentary.. 265 x 175 mm. (10 3/8 x 6 3/4"). Three volumes. Edited "with copious critical commentary" by Elliott Coues. No. 4 OF 100 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER (and 1,000 copies on Fine Book Paper). Publisher's white cloth over tan boards, paper label on spines. Frontispiece portrait of Elliott Coues in volume I, and three folding maps and a legend reproducing David Thompson's Manuscript Map of the Northwest Territory in a pocket at the rear of volume III. Isolated underlinings and notations in red pencil. Howes H-419; Wagner-Camp 7; Wheat, Transmississippi West 318. Bindings a bit soiled, edges slightly rubbed, corners quite bruised, sides of map pocket partly split, other minor imperfections, but the inexpensive bindings still sound and not displeasing; a very fine copy internally, with clean, fresh, and bright text within very generous margins, and the maps in near-mint condition.This is an expansively detailed account of the early exploration of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, with maps prepared by the first white man to navigate the Columbia River from its source to the Pacific Ocean. The bulk of the text comes from the meticulously maintained journal of Alexander Henry (ca. 1765-1814), a director of the North West Company, the great rival in the fur trade to the Hudson's Bay Company. According to DCB, the text is "one of the best records from the early 19th century of the fur trade in the vast area from Lake Superior to the mouth of the Columbia River." The work is divided into three parts, the first covering Henry's years in Minnesota, Manitoba, and North Dakota; the second his time in Saskatchewan and Alberta; the third detailing the last two years of his life, in Fort George (now Astoria, Oregon). His last entry was written the day before his boat capsized and he drowned in the treacherous waters at the mouth of the Columbia. Henry's experiences are interwoven with those of cartographer and explorer David Thompson (1777-1857), who trained as a surveyor with the Hudson's Bay Company before abruptly defecting to the North West Company. While employed by the latter, Thompson explored the headwaters of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and discovered the source of the Columbia. According to ANB, "between 1807 and 1809 Thompson conducted an extensive survey of what is today the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. During his four years in the Far Northwest, Thompson provided the first complete guide to the rivers of that region, a task that Alexander Mackenzie had failed to accomplish in his noted exploration of the area in 1793. Thompson's route from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific became the standard route for fur traders and explorers until the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886." Editor Elliott Coues (1842-99) was a physician, naturalist, and historian who had travelled the American West as a naturalist for the US Geological Survey. He produced a monumental bibliography of ornithology, and penned more than 800 titles, including monographs, articles, and reviews. He devoted his final decade to editing works on the exploration of the American West, beginning with the Lewis and Clark journals, employing his extensive knowledge of the West to provide useful annotations and commentary.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         Les Affiches Étrangères illustrées. Ouvrage orné de 62 lithographies en couleurs et de cent cinquante reproductions en noir et en couleurs. D'après les affiches originales des meilleurs artistes

      Paris: G. Boudet, Éditeur 1897 - Erstausgabe, Nr. 328 von insgesamt 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren, HLDr. mit LDr.-Ecken, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, gemusterte Deckelbezüge, 206 Seiten mit der angegebenen Zahl von Illustrationen, 24 x 30,5 cm, von außen berieben, Rücken an einer Seite lose, untere Seiten oft fingerfleckig, Seiten leicht gedunkelt, Bindung gelockert, mehrere Lagen lose, allerdings komplett, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dracula

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Original yellow cloth with red lettering. First edition, later issue printed on pages bulking roughly 7/8", with The Shoulder of Shasta at rear blank verso followed by eight additional pages of publisher's ads. About Very Good, with grubby cloth, darkened spine, light fraying at spine ends, and a half-inch tear at the crown. Inernally clean and bright except for very few small light stains. Front and rear inner hinges slightly exposed, end sheets foxed. Edge wear to preliminary pages, small tear to gutter of final two leafs of adverts at rear. A nice, unsophisticated copy of the iconic horror novel.

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         NATURGESCHICHTE DER VOGEL (VOEGEL) MITTELEUROPAS.

      Gera-Untermhaus, Fr. Eugen Kohler 1897-1905 - 11 volumes folio 15x12 inches. Text bound in 8 volumes and plates bound separately in three volumes - all in period morocco backed buckram, a bit rubbed. ILLUSTRATED WITH 449 PLATES- 439 BEING STUNNING COLOURED CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF BIRDS (some of eggs). Complete. A monumental work on European birds bringing together the art of the chromolithographer and the ornithologist in one opus. Internally a very good copy. Reference Fine Bird Books 96. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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         Moralités légendaires. [2 Vols.]

      - 1898 1897 - ONE OF 220 SETS printed on handmade paper, full-page wood-engraved frontispieces, border to frontispieces and first page of texts and large wood-engraved initials, all designed by Lucien Pissarro and engraved by Esther Pissarro, Errata slip tipped in following epigraph, occasional scattered foxing, pp. 111, [1]; 126, [1], crown 8vo, original quarter pale grey boards with cream sides carrying a sorrell pattern in green, backstrips and upper boards gilt lettered, a little darkened to backstrips and pale areas with some wear to extremities, top edge grey with other edges untrimmed, usual faint free endpaper browning with bookplate to front pastedowns, good. Inscribed on the flyleaf of both volumes: 'To Ida Henry, from Lucien Pissarro & Esther Pissarro' - the recipient was the illegitimate daughter of Dutch Artist Meijer de Haan. A further inscription records the pair as being 'given to Alice Waley-Cohen' in 1932 by the Pissarros' nephew (styling himself 'Thomas' and 'Tommie' respectively). Lucien's father, Camille Pissarro. wrote of the book 'Very beautiful, very polished. the typography, etc., has the stamp of a master'.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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         The Romances of Alexander Dumas Illustrated Library Edition

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1897 Set of Alexander Dumas' romances, which includes The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Companions of Jehu, The War of Women, La Comtesse de Charny, Memoirs of a Physician, Twenty Years After, Black, The Chevalier D'Harmental, Chevalier De Maison Rouge, The Regent's Daughter, Chauvelin's Will and Velvet Necklace, The Black Tulip, The Horoscope, The Two Dianas, The Forty-Five, The Queen's Necklace, Marguerite de Valois, Ascanio, Agénor de Mauleon, Vicomte de Bragelonne, The Whites and the Blues, Ange Pitou, La Dame de Monsoreau, The She Wolves of Machecoul, The Duke's Page, Olympe de Cleves, The Ball of Snow and Sultanetta, The Brigand and Blanche de Beaulieu, and Sylvandire. First impression was of 1000 copies, this set of 60 volumes being number 541.

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         Kollwitz, Käthe. - Ein Weberaufstand. - Blatt V. - "Sturm".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung & Schmirgel, in Schwarz, auf gelblichem Kupferdruckpapier, 1897. Von Käthe Kollwitz. 23,2 x 29,5 cm (Darstellung) / 24,4 x 30,6 cm (Platte) / 33 x 40 cm (Blatt). Klipstein 33 V a (von b). Ohne die gestochene Schrift der 3. und 4. Auflagen in der Platte. Blindstempel Van der Becke. - Von der originalen Platte ab 1931 für Van der Becke gedruckt. - Ohne Mängel. Sehr gut erhalten. Käthe Kollwitz (1867 Königsberg / Kaliningrad - 1945 Moritzburg). Deutsche Grafikerin und Bildhauerin, eine der wichtigsten Künstlerinnen des 20. Jh. 1881-86 Unterricht in Königsberg bei dem Maler Gustav Naujok und dem Kupferstecher Rudolf Mauer, 1987 bei dem Maler Emil Neide. 1888-90 Studium an der Münchner Künstlerinnenschule bei Ludwig Herterich. 1891 Umzug nach Berlin, wo ihr 1898 der künstlerische Durchbruch gelingt. 1898-1903 Lehrauftrag an der Berliner Künstlerinnenschule für Radieren und Zeichnen. 1901-13 Mitglied der 'Berliner Secession'. 1907 Villa-Romana-Preis und Reise nach Florenz. 1913 wechselt sie zur 'Freien Secession'. 1913-23 Mitbegründerin und erste Vorsitzende des Frauenkunstverbandes. 1919 als erste Frau Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie der Künste; Ernennung zur Professorin. 1929 Orden 'Pour le Mérite' für Wissenschaften und Künste. 1933 von den Nationalsozialisten erzwungener Austritt aus der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. Ab 1935 inoffizielles Ausstellungsverbot. 1943 wird ihre Wohnung in Berlin bei einem Bombenangriff zerstört. 1944 zog sie auf Einladung von Prinz Ernst Heinrich von Sachsen nach Moritzburg, wo sie wenige Tage vor Kriegsende starb. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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         Der Tempel Ta-chueh-sy (Tempel der grossen Erkennens) bei Peking. Da Jue Si Temple of Peking. Ta Chueh Si

      Berlin: A. ASher & Co., 1897 - First edition, first printing. Quarto, 32*24.6cm, viii, 36p, plus 12 plates printed on rectos only. 87 text illustrations, 8 plates of architectural plans, 4 plates of photogravures. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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         THE INVISIBLE MAN

      London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. FIRST EDITION. This is a major book by one of the most significant British authors at work during the final years of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. The prolific and durable Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) is most famous for his imaginative fiction from the 1890s, works like the present volume, along with "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), "War of the Worlds" (1898) and "When the Sleeper Awakes" (1899), all of which helped to establish Wells as a master of science fiction. By the time Wells died, he had published more than 100 books and earned his fame not only as a writer, but also as a minor prophet who accurately predicted war planes, tanks, the atomic bomb, and World War II. The present "scientific romance" is a retelling of Plato's "Ring of Gyges" parable, which asked if any reasonable man would still act morally if granted the power of invisibility. A rogue scientist has made himself invisible, but finds the life of the unseen more difficult than expected. He soon turns to crime, and plans a "Reign of Terror" before being brought to justice by a quick-thinking doctor. DNB notes that Wells "stands midway between the older traditions of the learned satire, the utopia, and the marvelous voyage, and the 20th-century growth of mass-entertainment technological fantasy." This fragile item is difficult to find in pleasing condition.. 200 x 133 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 7/8"). viii, 245, [1] pp., [1] leaf (ads). FIRST EDITION. Publisher's red cloth. Cloth lightly soiled, spine slightly and uniformly sunned and with faint vertical crease, paper along rear hinge separating (but board still firmly attached), leaves not bright because of inferior paper quality; an inexpensively made book, so, in relative terms, a very decent copy, without many signs of use and with nothing approaching a fatal condition issue. This is a major book by one of the most significant British authors at work during the final years of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. The prolific and durable Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) is most famous for his imaginative fiction from the 1890s, works like the present volume, along with "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), "War of the Worlds" (1898) and "When the Sleeper Awakes" (1899), all of which helped to establish Wells as a master of science fiction. By the time Wells died, he had published more than 100 books and earned his fame not only as a writer, but also as a minor prophet who accurately predicted war planes, tanks, the atomic bomb, and World War II. The present "scientific romance" is a retelling of Plato's "Ring of Gyges" parable, which asked if any reasonable man would still act morally if granted the power of invisibility. A rogue scientist has made himself invisible, but finds the life of the unseen more difficult than expected. He soon turns to crime, and plans a "Reign of Terror" before being brought to justice by a quick-thinking doctor. DNB notes that Wells "stands midway between the older traditions of the learned satire, the utopia, and the marvelous voyage, and the 20th-century growth of mass-entertainment technological fantasy." This fragile item is difficult to find in pleasing condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         Adamite

      Prague: F. Simacek, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Mucha, Alphonse. Signed. Signed by the illustrator, Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha. Brown embossed cloth binding, with gilt stamping and attached metal ornaments at front corners. In Very Good+ condition. Lacking the front free end paper. Title page shows a hand-numbered postage-like stamp, and an erased rubber stamp (perhaps from an institution). Pages show toning and light occasional smudging. A beautifully bound book, signed by Czech Art Nouveau artist, Alphonse Mucha.

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         Papers and Notes on the Genesis and Matrix of the Diamond … Edited From His Unpublished MSS. by T.G. Bonney.

      - London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1897. 8vo. Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 72, 31 (advertisements), two plates after photographs, retaining tissue guards, illustrations to the text; apart from light offsetting from endpapers a very good copy. First edition, very rare. The late Lewis had been a scientific practitioner in the diamond fields of Kimberley. This is his legacy, a considerable amount of researchand analysis. Provenane: De Beers, with their stamp and shelfmark number on front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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         Traité pratique de médecine, clinique et thérapeutique (6 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : Maladies infectieuses ; Tome 2 : Maladies du système nerveux ; Tome 3 : Maladies des voies respiratoires ; Tome 4 : Maladies de l'appareil circulatoire, maladies du sang et de la nutrition, intoxications, maladies de l'appareil urinaire ; Tome 5 : Maladies du tube digestif et de ses annexes ; Tome 6 : Maladies spéciales, maladies des dents, du nez, des oreilles, des yeux, des organes génitaux, de la peau, syphilis

      A. Maloine 1897 - Deuxième édition revue et corrigée, 6 tomes en 5 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin brun, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, initiales P. A. en queue, A. Maloine, Paris, 1897 Rare exemplaire en bon état (deux ff. part. débrochés, bel exemplaire en très bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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         CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS: A STORY OF THE GRAND BANKS

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co, 1897. FIRST EDITION (following a few copies in wrappers issued prior to this to satisfy copyright requirements). This is a fine copy of one of the author's best known works, following the trials and adventures of the young Harvey Cheyne, the scion of a wealthy railroad tycoon who is rescued at sea by a group of fishermen. Although Kipling (1865-1936) is one of Britain's best known writers, and most famous for his works portraying the lives of both natives and colonialists on the Indian subcontinent, the present work is set in America and Newfoundland and undoubtedly based on the author's first hand observations (he and his wife lived for a time in Vermont before settling in England in 1896). Kipling was born in Bombay, where his father ran a school of art, and he lived in India until the age of six. He was sent to school in England, but chose to return to the East at 18. His father had become director of the Lahore Museum in what is now Pakistan, and Rudyard became a journalist for the "Lahore Civil and Military Gazette." His first two collections of stories, "Plain Tales from the Hills" and "Soldiers Three," depict the lives of the British military in India; he proved to be a prolific author, writing novels, tales for children and adults, and many poems. Among his many honors are a Nobel Prize (1907) and the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature (1926), which had previously only been awarded to Scott, Meredith, and Hardy. This is not an uncommon book, but it is insubstantially made and now usually found in disagreeable condition; the present copy is quite pleasing, and the price is meant to be attractive as well.. 190 x 122 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). viii, 245 pp., [1] leaf (ads). FIRST EDITION (following a few copies in wrappers issued prior to this to satisfy copyright requirements). Publisher's blue cloth with gilt pictorial design on upper cover and on flat spine, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I. W. Taber. Stewart 163. Spine very slightly cocked (as nearly always), isolated trivial foxing, but A FINE COPY, quite clean and fresh internally, and in an especially bright binding. This is a fine copy of one of the author's best known works, following the trials and adventures of the young Harvey Cheyne, the scion of a wealthy railroad tycoon who is rescued at sea by a group of fishermen. Although Kipling (1865-1936) is one of Britain's best known writers, and most famous for his works portraying the lives of both natives and colonialists on the Indian subcontinent, the present work is set in America and Newfoundland and undoubtedly based on the author's first hand observations (he and his wife lived for a time in Vermont before settling in England in 1896). Kipling was born in Bombay, where his father ran a school of art, and he lived in India until the age of six. He was sent to school in England, but chose to return to the East at 18. His father had become director of the Lahore Museum in what is now Pakistan, and Rudyard became a journalist for the "Lahore Civil and Military Gazette." His first two collections of stories, "Plain Tales from the Hills" and "Soldiers Three," depict the lives of the British military in India; he proved to be a prolific author, writing novels, tales for children and adults, and many poems. Among his many honors are a Nobel Prize (1907) and the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature (1926), which had previously only been awarded to Scott, Meredith, and Hardy. This is not an uncommon book, but it is insubstantially made and now usually found in disagreeable condition; the present copy is quite pleasing, and the price is meant to be attractive as well.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         Boule de suif

      First separate edition of this novel which is illustrated with 58 original compositions by François Thévenot engraved on wood by Romagnol, one of 50 numbered copies on Vellum vellum.Binding in full morocco navy blue, back with five nerves adorned with red morocco listels forming caissons enriched with interlacing, golden wheels on the headdresses, boards decorated in their centers with a large listello of red morocco and interlacing reminder of the back, silk guards, framing of triple nets and a garland gilded on the contreplats, contreplats in morocco Havana decorated with listels of morocco olive green and incisions morocco sand depicting a vegetal decoration, guards and contreplats following of handmade paper, double gilded fillets on the cups, preserved covers, gilded head, full cartonnage case covered with marbled paper and edged with red morocco, superb binding of art and the era signed Bretault in the Art Nouveau style .Ex-libris glued on a contreplat.Our copy is complete, as it is stipulated in the justification of the draw, of its double continuation of the illustrations: one in the text and the second in print except on China.Our copy is exceptionally enriched:- a quadruple following of all the inset illustrations and the portrait: the first with letter and on vellum, the second before letter and on China, the third before letter with remark and on China, the fourth in smoked and on Japan pelure (prints hand-drawn by the engraver and given only copies at 400 francs).- a separate print, before any letter, of the colored figure adorning the cover, very rare- an original drawing representing the engraving on page 3 (which has been engraved in reverse)- smoked on Japan peel of this same engraving, of two others of the text and the vignette of the title- additional frontispiece- the prospectus illustrated in the volume- an autograph letter signed by François Thévenot and mounted on a tab- an autograph letter signed by Gustave de Maupassant, brother of Guy de Maupassant, relating to publishing and editing on tab.Beautiful and unique copy set in a spectacular and amazing Art Nouveau binding by Bretault. Armand Magnier Paris 1897 16,5x26cm relié sous étui

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         The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance

      Pearson, London 1897 - First edition, page 1 incorrectly numbered 2, 2 pages of ads at end. viii, 245, [1], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Wells's Literary Mentor W.E. Henley. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Wells to W.E. Henley on the half-title: "W.E. Henley from H.G. Wells (with apologies)."W.E. Henley (1849-1903), a writer and influential editor of The National Observer and other papers "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent" (ODNB). He published works by Kipling, Hardy, Yeats, and Barrie among others, and early in his career he collaborated with his friend Robert Louis Stevenson on four plays. Henley encouraged Wells to develop a series of time traveling stories into what became The Time Machine, Wells's first important novel and what remains his most important scientific romance. Henley serialized the work and even secured a generous publication agreement with Heinemann. "In making friends with Henley he had made the contact that was to launch his career" (MacKenzie, H.G. Wells, p. 105). Currey, p. 520; Wells 11; Hammond B4. Provenance: W.E. Henley (presentation inscription from Wells); Sotheran's (bookseller's ticket); Eugene Plunkett (bookplate and penciled inventory number on front pastedown) Publisher's red cloth, front cover stamped in gilt and black. Slight lean, spine faded and stained with wear to ends, hinges starting, endpapers and contents browned viii, 245, [1], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition, page 1 incorrectly numbered 2, 2 pages of ads at end. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Poems from the Divan.

      London: William Heinemann, 1897 - Octavo. Original olive-green buckram, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco solander box. Emery Walker-designed bookplate of P. H. Hood, English photographer, active 1890-1910, to front pastedown. Variably sunned to tan overall, extremities lightly rubbed, superficial wear to tips and along fore edge of front board, contents toned, front free endpaper browned from bookplate, rear inner hinge partially cracked, but firm. A very good copy. Complete with the 16 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear. First edition, publishers' presentation copy, with their blind stamp to the half-title and following three leaves, of Bell's second published work, and the first to appear under her own name; her celebrated translation of Hafiz, the 14th-century Sufi poet whose work is considered to represent "the zenith of Persian lyric poetry" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). In 1892 Bell (1868-1926) set out on what proved to be a formative journey to Tehran, where her uncle Sir Frank Lascelles was British minister. "Having studied Persian with the oriental scholar Sandford Arthur Strong during the winter prior to her journey, she embarked on a verse translation of the mystical poet Hafiz to which she brought an insightful interpretation of the East's cultural depth and of the underlying ambiguities of Hafiz's poems. Her translation received a favourable critical reception on its publication and was long regarded as the best free-verse translation into English" (ODNB). Bell's travel account, Safar Nameh: Persian Pictures, was published anonymously in 1894. Her edition of Hafiz is surprisingly uncommon on the market. It was not reprinted in Bell's lifetime, a second edition appearing only in 1928. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Les enfants du capitaine Grant

      - Hetzel, Paris 1897, Grd. in-8 (19x28cm), 622pp., relié. - Nuova edizione illustrata con 172 disegni di Riou, incisa da Pannemaker. Catalogo Y in fine. editor di cartone dice: "Nella mappa del mondo" smussato. Bella targa con ori superiori taglienti firmato Engel in ancoraggio. Dos bene con tappi piegate. Secondo piatto bene, con aree sporche, leggermente più scuro. angoli strofinata con un leggermente piegato. Copiare un po 'deformato in avanti. Prima che il titolo deve aprire grondaia. 2 un po 'emerso foglie. lentiggini pallide sparse, soprattutto in df'ouvrage all'inizio e alla fine sono rimasti su un foglio bianco. Nel complesso buona copia - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée de 172 dessins par Riou, gravés par Pannemaker. Catalogue Y in fine pour 1897-1898. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "A la mappemonde" ou "Au dos à l'ancre", biseauté. Second plat de type Engel h (les tirages postérieurs à 1905 ont un second plat de type Engel i). Belle plaque supérieur aux ors bien nets signée Engel dans l'ancre. Dos bien avec les coiffes repliées. Second plat bien, avec des zones de salissure, légèrement plus sombres. Coins frottés dont un un peu replié. Exemplaire un peu gauchi vers l'avant. Avant le faux titre, gouttière ouverte. 2 feuillets très légèrement ressortis. Rousseurs pâles éparses essentiellement en début et fin d'ouvrage sur un papier demeuré blanc. Dans l'ensemble bon exemplaire, à la plaque et au dos très appréciables. Un des grands classiques de l'auteur, 2 enfants à la recherche de leur père naufragé, et qui conduit le lecteur de l'Écosse à la Nouvelle-Zélande en passant par des îles Canaries, le Cap-Vert, le détroit de Magellan, la cordillère des Andes, la pampa argentine, le cap de Bonne-Espérance, l'île Amsterdam, et l'Australie.  

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         The Blood of the Vampire

      London Hutchinson & Co 1897 - First edition. The book is firmly and squarely bound in speckled half calf with marbled boards and endpapers, red and green title labels and gilt to all edges of the text block. The text block retains the half title page, it is slightly foxed and age toned with minor staining to some leaves, page 97/98 had damage to the edges, which has been neatly restored and there is a number written on the title page. Published in the same year as Stoker's 'Dracula', and a rare find as a first edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         THE INVISIBLE MAN

      London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. FIRST EDITION. This is a major book by one of the most significant British authors at work during the final years of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. The prolific and durable Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) is most famous for his imaginative fiction from the 1890s, works like the present volume, along with "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), "War of the Worlds" (1898) and "When the Sleeper Awakes" (1899), all of which helped to establish Wells as a master of science fiction. By the time Wells died, he had published more than 100 books and earned his fame not only as a writer, but also as a minor prophet who accurately predicted war planes, tanks, the atomic bomb, and World War II. The present "scientific romance" is a retelling of Plato's "Ring of Gyges" parable, which asked if any reasonable man would still act morally if granted the power of invisibility. A rogue scientist has made himself invisible, but finds the life of the unseen more difficult than expected. He soon turns to crime, and plans a "Reign of Terror" before being brought to justice by a quick-thinking doctor. DNB notes that Wells "stands midway between the older traditions of the learned satire, the utopia, and the marvelous voyage, and the 20th-century growth of mass-entertainment technological fantasy." This fragile item is difficult to find in pleasing condition.. 200 x 133 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 7/8"). viii, 245, [1] pp., [1] leaf (ads). FIRST EDITION. Publisher's red cloth.Cloth lightly soiled, spine slightly and uniformly sunned and with faint vertical crease, paper along rear hinge separating (but board still firmly attached), leaves not bright because of inferior paper quality; an inexpensively made book, so, in relative terms, a very decent copy, without many signs of use and with nothing approaching a fatal condition issue.This is a major book by one of the most significant British authors at work during the final years of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. The prolific and durable Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) is most famous for his imaginative fiction from the 1890s, works like the present volume, along with "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), "War of the Worlds" (1898) and "When the Sleeper Awakes" (1899), all of which helped to establish Wells as a master of science fiction. By the time Wells died, he had published more than 100 books and earned his fame not only as a writer, but also as a minor prophet who accurately predicted war planes, tanks, the atomic bomb, and World War II. The present "scientific romance" is a retelling of Plato's "Ring of Gyges" parable, which asked if any reasonable man would still act morally if granted the power of invisibility. A rogue scientist has made himself invisible, but finds the life of the unseen more difficult than expected. He soon turns to crime, and plans a "Reign of Terror" before being brought to justice by a quick-thinking doctor. DNB notes that Wells "stands midway between the older traditions of the learned satire, the utopia, and the marvelous voyage, and the 20th-century growth of mass-entertainment technological fantasy." This fragile item is difficult to find in pleasing condition.

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         History of the Liverpool Privateers and Letters of Marque with an Account of the Liverpool Slave Trade.

      London, William Heinemann, 1897. 8vo. Original dark red cloth, spine lettered in giltt; pp. xv, 718, [2]; four folding facsimiles, minimal wear to binding; provenance: contemporary Liverpool ownership inscription. Scarce first edition of the first full-length book to tap into the history of the 'national sin' (p. v). - We could not find any information about the author, despite - exactly because - he wrote this substantial book. 'History of the Liverpool Privateers... is one of the most detailed 19th century accounts of the slave trade. It gathers original source materials which feature comparative tables of figures and profits connected with the trade, newspaper articles and advertisements, and facsimiles of manuscript documents, including ship logs. Also included are descriptive accounts of the treacherous journeys at sea, the brutal treatment received by African peoples, and the Abolition campaign. Although the book was written retrospectively in 1897, after Britain ceased involvement in the slave trade, it is still regarded as a reputable source. [...] On page 680 a comparative table shows the numbers of ships that left Liverpool, London and Bristol for Africa, to board African people and transport them to America as slaves. This movement is part of the 'trade triangle' in the transatlantic slave trade. The table, covering years 1795-1804, reveals that the port of Liverpool dominated the slave trade in the late 18th century. In 1798, for example, ships from Liverpool potentially boarded 53,051 Africans ("Slaves Allowed"), compared with figures of 2,650 and 1,433 from London and Bristol, respectively. On page 477, Williams presents a broader view of England's involvement in the slave trade. Here, he makes reference to an estimate that 20,000 Africans were held as slaves by London families or businesses in the late 18th century. To put that figure into perspective, today 20,000 people constitute a regular population size for a British town. Williams also details some of the horrendous, brutalising treatment carried out by English slaveholders (British Library, online, apparently not being able to provide us with any biographical information about Gomer Williams either).

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         Journals of the Horn Scientific Expedition 1894 Together with maps and plans and report of the physical geography of Central Australia

      First edition. 2 vols. 23 photogravure plates. 8vo. A very good copy in original wrappers with manuscript note from Baldwin Spencer tipped in; accompanied by a portfolio of four maps and sheets within original printed card folding case, comprising a large folding map measuring 1290 x 1290 mm., a plan of the Hermannsburg mission measuring 822 x 587 mm., and two smaller loose folding sheets; book and maps housed together in early (?original) green cloth slipcase lettered 'Horn Exped. 1894'. Adelaide, C.E. Bristow, Government Printer,

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         Farthest North, Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram," 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey

      Westminster: Archibald Contable, 1897. The English edition of the official account of the Fram expedition precedes the first Norwegian edition of the same year. Octavo, two volumes. Publisher's dark green cloth, with gilt titles and designs. A Near Fine set. Light shelfwear at the extremities, light foxing to the page edges and lightly scattered throughout, both volumes with owner names (in pencil, dated 1897) and red stamps on the first blank. Overall, with gilt and cloth quite fresh, no tears to the maps at the rear, a very presentable copy. PMM 384 (for the Norweigian edition). Near Fine. Near Fine

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         Orlik, Emil. - "Otto Erich Hartleben".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung & Vernis mou, mit Plattenton, in Schwarzbraun, auf gelblichem Büttenpapier, 1897. Von Emil Orlik. 22,6 x 15,8 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 28 x 20 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. In der Platte rechts oben Titel und Jahr. - Verso in den Ecken Montagereste von Papiergelenken. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Emil Orlik (1870 Prag - 1932 Berlin). Böhmischer Maler, Grafiker, Fotograf und Kunsthandwerker. 1889-93 Studium an der privaten Malschule Heinrich Knirrs in München und an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. 1894 Rückkehr nach Prag. 1900-01 Asienreise. 1904 Umzug nach Wien. 1899-1905 Mitglied der Wiener Secession, Veröffentlichungen in der Secessions-Zeitschrift "Ver Sacrum". 1906 als Professor an die Staatliche Lehranstalt des Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseums gerufen. Lehrer von George Grosz, Hannah Höch, Oskar Nerlinger und Josef Fenneker. Mitglied der Berliner Secession. 1912 Zweite große Asienreise. Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 iClausthal - 1905 Salò am Gardasee). Deutscher Lyriker, Dramatiker und Schriftsteller. Vertreter des Naturalismus. Wuchs als Waise bei seinem Großvater Senator Eduard Angerstein in Hannover auf. Ab 1886 Studium Rechtswissenschaft in Leipzig und Berlin. Ab 1889 Gerichtsreferendar in Stolberg (Harz) und Magdeburg. Ab 1890 als freier Schriftsteller in Berlin. 1900 feierte er mit der Offizierstragödie "Rosenmontag" einen ersten Erfolg. Ab 1903 lebte er mit der Geliebten Ellen Birr in der Villa Halkyone in Salò am Gardasee. Seiner dort gegründeten "Halkyonische Akademie für unangewandte Wissenschaften" gehörten Peter Behrens, Otto Julius Bierbaum, Franz Blei, Gerhart Hauptmann, Alfred Kubin, Ferdinand Pfohl und Emil Orlik an. 1897-1900 Mitherausgeber der Literaturzeitschrift "Magazin für Litteratur". 1902 Franz-Grillparzer-Preis. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Specielle Pathologie und Therapie. 24 Bände in 40 Bänden komplett.

      Hölder 1897-1901, Wien, - 245x165mm, illustriert, Halbleder, Rücken-Gold und Blindpräg, Bibliothek Etikett im Unteren Rücken, ohne Stockfleckig.

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         Journals of the Horn Scientific Expedition, 1894. Together with maps and plans; and report of the physical geography of Central Australia

      1897 - First edition. 2 vols. 23 photogravure plates. 8vo. A very good copy in original wrappers with manuscript note from Baldwin Spencer tipped in; accompanied by a portfolio of four maps and sheets within original printed card folding case, comprising a large folding map measuring 1290 x 1290 mm., a plan of the Hermannsburg mission measuring 822 x 587 mm., and two smaller loose folding sheets; book and maps housed together in early (?original) green cloth slipcase lettered 'Horn Exped. 1894'. Adelaide, C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, Important association copy of the narrative journal of the central Australian Horn scientific expedition, antagonistically presented by its author and expedition-leader Charles Winnecke to Baldwin Spencer, expedition member, famous anthropologist, and the editor of the competing official publication of the expedition; accompanied by a testy note by Spencer relating to the publication. Winnecke's journal of the Horn expedition was first planned as a parliamentary paper in 1896 but was quickly supressed by the state Premier following a complaint from William Austin Horn, financier of the expedition. Winnecke's narrative was then dropped from the official four-volume account of the expedition too. Previously, Horn had fallen out with Winnecke over finances, leaving other members of the expedition divided in their loyalty. Baldwin Spencer had sided with Horn, and therefore also fell out with Winnecke. The breakdown of relations between the three men is well documented in the surviving manuscript record: see, for example, the Spencer Papers in the Pitt Rivers Museum where various stages in the struggle between them are quite apparent, including Horn noting 'Winnecke's Journal not acceptable', 'Winnecke's regrettable attitude', 'Winnecke has behaved badly', 'Winnecke is to receive no credit. 'I don't mind paying literally, but I won't be blackmailed'. Spencer specifically advises Horn in return that Winnecke's publication 'must be forestalled'. Winnecke would not be forestalled however. Since his narrative was now not to appear in the official account of the expedition edited by Spencer, he went his own way and organised his own publication, in this form, prepared with an impressive suite of folding maps by the Adelaide government printer. Wantrup notes its scarcity, estimating that no more than 650 copies were printed. Winnecke must have taken some bitter pleasure in presenting this very copy to Baldwin Spencer, inscribing the title page 'with complts Chas. Winnecke 11/2/97'. It was not a gift intended to give much pleasure. Baldwin Spencer wrote a note, tipped in here; signed 'W. Baldwin Spencer' it states that this is an 'unauthorized edition', followed by a numbered list of plates illegitimately included. The note states 'The plates are the property of Mr. WA. Horn & are reproduced without his permission.' Privately funded and well resourced, the Horn scientific expedition was a major undertaking, travelling some 3500 kilometres and mapping almost 70,000 square kilometres of remote territory. In addition to Baldwin Spencer, the staff included several eminent scientists such as Professors Edward Stirling and Ralph Tate. This narrative includes the very large plate of central Australia lithographed for the suppressed parliamentary printing of the previous year by the Surveyor Generals Office in Adelaide. Additionally, the suite of folding sheets includes a detailed plan of the Hermannsburg mission on the Finke River (with inset architectural plans), a meteorological chart and a topographic survey of Mount Watt. Ferguson, 8686a; McLaren, 16969; Wantrup, 211. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Nursery Rhyme Book

      Frederick Warne and Co., London 1897 - 8vo. 288 pp. Bound in full vellum with gilt lettering to the front board and gilt decorated spine. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated title page, frontis, and numerous illustrations throughout by L. Leslie Brooke. Light foxing. The boards slightly bowed. All edges gilt. Rare in full vellum. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         SOME GERMAN WOODCUTS OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY.

      Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press, 1897.. Thirty-five reproductions from printed books in the library of William Morris, 1897. 4to, approximately 300 x 215 mm, 12 x 8½ inches, pages: xi, 23 leaves illustrating woodcuts with some text, printed and numbered on rectos only, then pages 24-36 and last leaf with colophon, Kelmscott monogram, some pages have a pale watermark in the inner margin, but it is difficult to make out the design. Printed in red and black in Golden type, bound in plain dark blue cloth of the period, cut out printed paper title mounted on upper cover, edges untrimmed. Binding a little rubbed and scratched with a few small indentations to upper cover, head of spine bumped, first page of the woodcuts with shallow crease to lower corner, a few other light creases to margins of pages with woodcuts, not affecting images, edges of pages have slight rippling, pale age-browning to endpapers, otherwise a clean crisp copy. NOT IN THE ORIGINAL KELMSCOTT BINDING. Of these thirty-five reproductions twenty-nine were all that were done of a series chosen by Mr. Morris to illustrate a catalogue of his library, and the other six were prepared by him for an article in the 4th number of Bibliographica, part of which is reprinted as an introduction to the book. The process blocks (with one exception) were made by Walker & Boutall, and are of the same size as the original cuts. Limited edition of 225 copies plus 8 vellum copies, the limitation not printed in the book. See Willan Peterson, A Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, pages 131-134, No. A49. The binding is of the time and the paper label looks like paper and type used by the Kelmscott Press. According to Peterson the book sold out and orders kept coming in, and many customers were disappointed so it could have been a rejected copy due to a small crease in the margin of the first illustration? Obviously this is speculation. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         THE SUNDERING FLOOD

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER (and 10 on vellum). Dated 1897, but issued in February of 1898, this was the last romance written by William Morris and the final book but two to be produced at the Kelmscott Press. Because of Morris' failing health, 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 his daughter, May Morris. The map on the front pastedown was the inspiration for Tolkien's vision of Middle Earth cartography. 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.. 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). Publisher's blue paper boards, expertly rebacked with linen matching the original, spine with publisher's 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 in colophon. Rear pastedown with bookplate of Dayton Cole. Peterson A-51; Sparling 51; Walsdorf "William Morris" 51; Tomkinson, p. 121. Minor soiling to boards, a touch of light marginal foxing on a few leaves, and one or two small marginal stains, otherwise a fine copy, quite clean, fresh, and bright.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 Morris' failing health, 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 his daughter, May Morris. The map on the front pastedown was the inspiration for Tolkien's vision of Middle Earth cartography. 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.

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         Ruskin's Modern Painters, 1897, 'New Edition In Small Form.' Yes, but what a form - a truly magnificent full vellum set with a gorgeous arts and crafts design to front, spine and back covers. Gilt dentelles inside. All clean, sharp and bright. Incredibly, the binding is not signed. Still, it's good to be holding a work of art whilst reading about a work of art...

      

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         An Alphabet.

      London: William Heinemann, [1897] - Larg quarto. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, spine lettered in black, all edges red. With the advertisement for An Almanac of Twelve Sports for 189 tipped in to rear. Slight wear and rubbing to extremities, cloth lifting a little at spine head, endpapers lightly foxed, small tear to lower edge of rear free endpaper, overall a very good copy. Title page and 26 three-colour lithographs after the original woodcuts. First edition, the popular issue, the first of five picture books that Nicholson published with Heinemann and the work that "established Nicholson's solo reputation" (ODNB). It was published in October 1897 but postdated 1898. There was also a deluxe edition of approximately 50 copies printed directly from the woodblocks and coloured by hand, and a library edition bound in full cloth. Two of the plates differ from those in the deluxe edition: "E is for Executioner" and "T is for Toper" have changed to "E is for Earl" and "T is for Trumpeter", thus becoming more appropriate for a younger readership. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         4 ALS.

      Vienna, 1896 and 1897. - 8vo. Altogether 4½ pp. To Leopold Rosner, concerning the edition of several letters by the Austrian writer Ferdinand Kürnberger, known for his novel "The Man Tired of America". - With printed letterhead of the "Zeit".

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         NEW LIGHT ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE GREATER NORTHWEST. THE MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS OF ALEXANDER HENRY, FUR TRADER OF THE NORTHWEST COMPANY, AND OF DAVID THOMPSON, OFFICIAL GEOGRAPHER AND EXPLORER OF THE SAME COMPANY, 1799-1814

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1897. No. 4 OF 100 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER (and 1,000 copies on Fine Book Paper). This is an expansively detailed account of the early exploration of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, with maps prepared by the first white man to navigate the Columbia River from its source to the Pacific Ocean. The bulk of the text comes from the meticulously maintained journal of Alexander Henry (ca. 1765-1814), a director of the North West Company, the great rival in the fur trade to the Hudson's Bay Company. According to DCB, the text is "one of the best records from the early 19th century of the fur trade in the vast area from Lake Superior to the mouth of the Columbia River." The work is divided into three parts, the first covering Henry's years in Minnesota, Manitoba, and North Dakota; the second his time in Saskatchewan and Alberta; the third detailing the last two years of his life, in Fort George (now Astoria, Oregon). His last entry was written the day before his boat capsized and he drowned in the treacherous waters at the mouth of the Columbia. Henry's experiences are interwoven with those of cartographer and explorer David Thompson (1777-1857), who trained as a surveyor with the Hudson's Bay Company before abruptly defecting to the North West Company. While employed by the latter, Thompson explored the headwaters of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and discovered the source of the Columbia. According to ANB, "between 1807 and 1809 Thompson conducted an extensive survey of what is today the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. During his four years in the Far Northwest, Thompson provided the first complete guide to the rivers of that region, a task that Alexander Mackenzie had failed to accomplish in his noted exploration of the area in 1793. Thompson's route from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific became the standard route for fur traders and explorers until the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886." Editor Elliott Coues (1842-99) was a physician, naturalist, and historian who had travelled the American West as a naturalist for the US Geological Survey. He produced a monumental bibliography of ornithology, and penned more than 800 titles, including monographs, articles, and reviews. He devoted his final decade to editing works on the exploration of the American West, beginning with the Lewis and Clark journals, employing his extensive knowledge of the West to provide useful annotations and commentary.. 265 x 175 mm. (10 3/8 x 6 3/4"). Three volumes. Edited "with copious critical commentary" by Elliott Coues. No. 4 OF 100 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER (and 1,000 copies on Fine Book Paper). Publisher's white cloth over tan boards, paper label on spines. Frontispiece portrait of Elliott Coues in volume I, and three folding maps and a legend reproducing David Thompson's Manuscript Map of the Northwest Territory in a pocket at the rear of volume III. Isolated underlinings and notations in red pencil. Howes H-419; Wagner-Camp 7; Wheat, Transmississippi West 318. Bindings a bit soiled, edges slightly rubbed, corners quite bruised, sides of map pocket partly split, other minor imperfections, but the inexpensive bindings still sound and not displeasing; a very fine copy internally, with clean, fresh, and bright text within very generous margins, and the maps in near-mint condition. This is an expansively detailed account of the early exploration of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, with maps prepared by the first white man to navigate the Columbia River from its source to the Pacific Ocean. The bulk of the text comes from the meticulously maintained journal of Alexander Henry (ca. 1765-1814), a director of the North West Company, the great rival in the fur trade to the Hudson's Bay Company. According to DCB, the text is "one of the best records from the early 19th century of the fur trade in the vast area from Lake Superior to the mouth of the Columbia River." The work is divided into three parts, the first covering Henry's years in Minnesota, Manitoba, and North Dakota; the second his time in Saskatchewan and Alberta; the third detailing the last two years of his life, in Fort George (now Astoria, Oregon). His last entry was written the day before his boat capsized and he drowned in the treacherous waters at the mouth of the Columbia. Henry's experiences are interwoven with those of cartographer and explorer David Thompson (1777-1857), who trained as a surveyor with the Hudson's Bay Company before abruptly defecting to the North West Company. While employed by the latter, Thompson explored the headwaters of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and discovered the source of the Columbia. According to ANB, "between 1807 and 1809 Thompson conducted an extensive survey of what is today the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. During his four years in the Far Northwest, Thompson provided the first complete guide to the rivers of that region, a task that Alexander Mackenzie had failed to accomplish in his noted exploration of the area in 1793. Thompson's route from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific became the standard route for fur traders and explorers until the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886." Editor Elliott Coues (1842-99) was a physician, naturalist, and historian who had travelled the American West as a naturalist for the US Geological Survey. He produced a monumental bibliography of ornithology, and penned more than 800 titles, including monographs, articles, and reviews. He devoted his final decade to editing works on the exploration of the American West, beginning with the Lewis and Clark journals, employing his extensive knowledge of the West to provide useful annotations and commentary.

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         THE SUNDERING FLOOD

      Kelmscott Press 1897 [issued 1898], Hammersmith - 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). Publisher's blue paper boards, expertly rebacked with linen matching the original, spine with publisher's 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 in colophon. Rear pastedown with bookplate of Dayton Cole. Peterson A-51; Sparling 51; Walsdorf "William Morris" 51; Tomkinson, p. 121. Minor soiling to boards, a touch of light marginal foxing on a few leaves, and one or two small marginal stains, otherwise a fine copy, quite clean, fresh, and bright. 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 Morris' failing health, 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 his daughter, May Morris. The map on the front pastedown was the inspiration for Tolkien's vision of Middle Earth cartography. 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. 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 Morris' failing health, 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 his daughter, May Morris. The map on the front pastedown was the inspiration for Tolkien's vision of Middle Earth cartography. 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. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER (and 10 on vellum).

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         Comici italiani biografia, bibliografia, iconografia

      Comici italiani biografia, bibliografia, iconografia| L. Rasi | Firenze, Francesco Lumachi, 1897-1905. Edition originale complète en 3 tomes. Reliure demi-cuir marron sur plats marbrés, composée par Louis Pouillet, relieur parisien ayant exercé de 1870 à 1910. Rédigé en italien.Somme encyclopédique inégalée sur les comédiens italiens. Biographie, bibliographie, iconographie, fac-similés avec des entrées classées par ordre alphabétique. Cuir légèrement élimé sans gravité pour les 3 tomes, ex-libris manuscrit sur les pages de garde pour chaque volume. Tome 1 : In-4° demi cuir à 5 nerfs, titre doré, 536p. Plats propres, dos légèrement élimé en sa partie inférieure, intérieur satisfaisant avec quelques rares rousseurs, iconographie en parfait état. Tome 2 : In-4° demi cuir à 5 nerfs, titre doré, pagination continue (537-1068) Plats propres, dos légèrement élimé sans gravité, intérieur satisfaisant avec quelques rares rousseurs, iconographie en parfait état. Tome 3 : In-4° demi cuir à 5 nerfs, titre doré, 786 p. Plats propres, dos légèrement élimé sans gravité, intérieur satisfaisant avec quelques rares rousseurs, iconographie en parfait état. Bel ensemble complet dans un bon état. Une référence. (CT1)

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         Zwei eigenhändige Manuskripte [ohne Unterschrift]. Mit schwarzer Tinte in deutscher Kurrentschrift geschrieben. Charlottenburg [1897].

      - 11 einseitig beschriebene Bll. (22, 5 x 14 cm) u. 1 frankierter gestempelter Briefumschlag (ohne Absender) (18 x 23 cm). An Carl Hugo Rudolf Zabel (geb. 1876), später Journalist, Forschungsreisender u. Schriftsteller (DNB). - Der Brief "An die Redaktion des Musenalmanachs deutscher Studenten / z. H. des Herrn stud. jur. et phil. Rudolf Zabel / Leipzig / Marienstr. 6. [Verso:] "H. Spiero. Charlottenburg" enthält: 1. "Umrisse" (7 biograph. Skizzen zu den Schriftstellern Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Henrik Ibsen, Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach, Ernst von Wildenbruch, Detlev Freiherr von Liliencron, Otto Erich Hartleben). 2. [Drei Gedichte]: "Auf und ab"; "Wir sind jung"; "Sommersehnsucht". - Heinrich Spiero leitete zeitweilig die Vereinigung nichtarischer Christen e. V. (Paulus-Bund), war Gründungsmitglied der Hamburger Kunstgesellschaft, sowie im Vorstand des Deutschen Germanistenverbandes u. der Internationalen Raabe-Gesellschaft e. V. (Lex. dt.-jüd. Autoren 19, S. 363-376). - Umschlag mit Alters- u. Gebrauchssp., Blätter mit Farbstift-Kennzeichnungen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE SUNDERING FLOOD

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER (and 10 on vellum). Dated 1897, but issued in February of 1898, this was the last romance written by William Morris and the final book but two to be produced at the Kelmscott Press. Because of Morris' failing health, 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 his daughter, May Morris. The map on the front pastedown was the inspiration for Tolkien's vision of Middle Earth cartography. 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.. 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). Publisher's blue paper boards, expertly rebacked with linen matching the original, spine with publisher's 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 in colophon. Rear pastedown with bookplate of Dayton Cole. Peterson A-51; Sparling 51; Walsdorf "William Morris" 51; Tomkinson, p. 121. Minor soiling to boards, a touch of light marginal foxing on a few leaves, and one or two small marginal stains, otherwise a fine copy, quite clean, fresh, and bright. 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 Morris' failing health, 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 his daughter, May Morris. The map on the front pastedown was the inspiration for Tolkien's vision of Middle Earth cartography. 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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         Die Ausstellung Graphischer Original-Arbeiten der Gegenwart im Jahr 1895.

      Wien: Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst, 1897.(). Folio. With an original etching by Max Klinger (Singer 180, vii/x); an original etching and woodcut by Auguste Lepère; original etchings by Halm, Hirzel, Woernle, van's Gravesande; photogravures after Seymour Haden and Anders Zorn; lacking the etching called for by Liebermann; Original wraps, detached but present.

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         A Fine Holograph Letter to His Publisher

      - Dated Oct 28th [1897] and writing from Paris to Leonard Smithers, signied ÒA.Ó, Beardsley discusses in over one hundred words in his hand regarding illustrating a Gautier book, problems with Dore, and his bookplate design for Olive Custance. A little residue on the back edge from mounting; with the original envelope and in a custom cloth folder. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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         Poems from the Divan of Hafiz.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1897. Translated by Gertrude Lowthian Bell. Octavo. Original olive-green buckram, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco solander box. Complete with the 16 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear. Emery Walker-designed bookplate of P. H. Hood, English photographer, active 1890-1910, to front pastedown. Variably sunned to tan overall, extremities lightly rubbed, superficial wear to tips and along fore edge of front board, contents toned, front free endpaper browned from bookplate, rear inner hinge partially cracked, but firm. A very good copy. First edition, publisher's presentation copy, of Bell's second published work, and the first to appear under her own name, her celebrated translation of Hafiz, the 14th-century Sufi poet whose work is considered to represent "the zenith of Persian lyric poetry" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). With the publisher's presentation blind stamp to the half title and following three leaves. In 1892 Bell (1868-1926) set out on what proved to be a formative journey to Tehran, where her uncle Sir Frank Lascelles was British minister. "Having studied Persian with the oriental scholar Sandford Arthur Strong during the winter prior to her journey, she embarked on a verse translation of the mystical poet Hafiz … to which she brought an insightful interpretation of the East's cultural depth and of the underlying ambiguities of Hafiz's poems. Her translation received a favourable critical reception on its publication and was long regarded as the best free-verse translation into English" (ODNB). Bell's travel account, Safar Nameh: Persian Pictures, was published anonymously in 1894. Her edition of Hafiz is surprisingly uncommon on the market, with five copies traced at auction in the last 50 years. It was not reprinted in Bell's lifetime, a second edition appearing only in 1928.

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         Poems from the Divan of Hafiz. Translated by Gertrude Lowthian Bell.

      London: William Heinemann, 1897 - Octavo. Original olive-green buckram, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco solander box. Emery Walker-designed bookplate of P. H. Hood, English photographer, active 1890-1910, to front pastedown. Variably sunned to tan overall, extremities lightly rubbed, superficial wear to tips and along fore edge of front board, contents toned, front free endpaper browned from bookplate, rear inner hinge partially cracked, but firm. A very good copy. Complete with the 16 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear. First edition, publisher's presentation copy, of Bell's second published work, and the first to appear under her own name, her celebrated translation of Hafiz, the 14th-century Sufi poet whose work is considered to represent "the zenith of Persian lyric poetry" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). With the publisher's presentation blind stamp to the half title and following three leaves. In 1892 Bell (1868-1926) set out on what proved to be a formative journey to Tehran, where her uncle Sir Frank Lascelles was British minister. "Having studied Persian with the oriental scholar Sandford Arthur Strong during the winter prior to her journey, she embarked on a verse translation of the mystical poet Hafiz to which she brought an insightful interpretation of the East's cultural depth and of the underlying ambiguities of Hafiz's poems. Her translation received a favourable critical reception on its publication and was long regarded as the best free-verse translation into English" (ODNB). Bell's travel account, Safar Nameh: Persian Pictures, was published anonymously in 1894. Her edition of Hafiz is surprisingly uncommon on the market, with five copies traced at auction in the last 50 years. It was not reprinted in Bell's lifetime, a second edition appearing only in 1928. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Life of Nelson The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Limited, 1897 - 2 volumes, octavo. Recent dark blue full morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some mild browning to a few leaves overall in excellent condition. With black and white illustrations. First UK edition, first impression. Cowie 158; Hattendorf & Hattendorf A6b. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Russkiia drevnosti v pamiatnikakh iskusstva. [Vyp 4] Khristianskiia drevnosti Kryma, Kavkaza i Kieva. [and] [Vyp 5] Kurgannyia drevnosti i klady demongol'skago perioda

      A. Benke, S.-Peterburg 1897 - Vols. 4 and 5 ONLY (of 6). illustrations (mostly less than full-page), 176, 163p. plus ]3]p. index at end of Vyp. 5. Later utilitarian 1/4 cloth with no visible titling. 29cm. Russian text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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