Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1900
La Locomotion a Travers l'Histoire et les Moeurs
Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1900. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary half brown morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Courboin, Eugene. 281 pages. 4to, 28 x 19 1/2 cm. Twenty illustrations hors texte, pochoir plates (aquarelles) by Eugene Courboin, large fold-outs; plus eighteen full-page reproductions of prints and a host of text illustrations. Limited edition, copy 89 of 1500. History of the methods of transportation from the earliest times to the early days of the automobile. Marbled endpapers, modest extremity rubbing.
[Bookseller : Royoung bookseller, Inc.
SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE D'HORTICULTURE DE FRANCE. EXPOSITION GÉNÉRALE
Paris, circa 1900. An elegant album depicting the floral beauty displayed at a French exposition. In 71 mounted photographs, photographer Constant Robert displays exquisite examples of orchids, roses, irises, miniature bonsai trees, and various fruit. The photographs range in size from 3 1/2 x 5 inches ( 89 x 127 mm.) to 6 1/2 x 9 inches ( 164 x 229 mm.), of which 57 are rich platinum prints and the others are variously toned gelatin silver prints. Each photograph is mounted on a beige sheet, creating a thin border which is then artistically mounted to one of the thirty stiff gray boards that comprise this album. Oblong folio, 15 x 11 inches ( 381 x 280 mm.). The photographer C. Robert, at 65 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, Paris, is credited on the cover. Quarter black calf with title in gilt.Originating in 1827, a small Paris horticultural society became the Royal Horticultural Society in 1835 and by 1885 turned into the "Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France." Though unidentified, the exposition portrayed in this album was extensive and possibly associated with one of the great international French expositions of the turn of the century. All but two images are interior photographs of plants or displays. Many are beautifully conceived close ups, some showing attractive tables filled with arrangements of flowers or fruit. Of note are the six photographs of miniature Bonsai trees housed in oriental ceramics.
[Bookseller : Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB
FOUR AND TWENTY TOILERS
1900. 2. (BEDFORD,F.D)illus. FOUR AND TWENTY TOILERS by E.V. Lucas. London: Grant Richards no date . Large oblong 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"), 103p., cloth backed pictorial boards, cover scratched some with edge and corner wear, else tight, clean and VG. 1st ed. A charming Book Of Trades with verses by Lucas and featuring 24 full page color illustrations (one for each profession) by Bedford, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. Meigs calls this "another book ahead of its time" (p. 401).
[Bookseller : Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.
(Kiel 1867 - 1913 Jena). Landschaft mit Spaziergängerin. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1900. Unten links signiert. 50 x 60 cm. Gerahmt.
Parkähnliche grüne Landschaft mit kleinem Bach, links im Hintergrund ein helles Bergmassiv.- Verso auf der Leinwand mit hs. Nummer '346'.- Carl Arp, Sohn eines Kieler Brauereibesitzers und Vetter von Hans Arp, studierte an der Kunstschule in Weimar. Nachdem der damalige Großherzog der Begeisterung für den französischen Impressionismus Einhalt gebot, indem er die Werke Arps aus der permantenten Ausstellung entfernte, trat daraufhin Arp aus der Schule aus. Er lebte eine Zeit auf Sizilien, in München und Kiel bevor er nach Weimar zurückkehrte. Unmittelbar vor dieser Rückkehr verbrachte er einen Sommer auf Sylt und probierte sich an den Kunstströmungen der Avantgarde. Die Ergebnisse dieses Aufenthaltes stellte er 1905 in der Kieler Kunsthalle aus. (vgl. Schulte-Wülwer, Künstlerinsel Sylt, S. 150).- .
[Bookseller : Antiquariat Schramm
Munchen: Braun and Schneider. First edition. 4to. n.d. (ca. 1900). Original color pictorial paper-covered boards, cloth spine. Eight superb moveable colored illustrations by Meggendorfer, including dogs, geese, lambs, cows, bunnies, etc., all with intricate moveable pictures via pull-tabs. Occasional soiling, corners bumped, overall very good copy with all moveable parts in excellent and full working order.
[Bookseller : Nudelman Rare Books
OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE
1900. 1. SHAPE BOOK. THE OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE retold by F. Weatherly. Lond.: Hildesheimer & Faulkner and NY: Geo. Whitney, circa 1900. 4to, (9" wide x 6") ribbon ties, die-cut in the shape of a shoe with the old Woman and her children on the cover. Slight bit of soiling otherwise near Fine. Illustrated with full page chromos by Edith Berkeley to accompany the rhyme retold by Weatherly. Rare.
[Bookseller : Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.
[EARLY 20th-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, CONSISTING OF TWENTY-FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN VLADIVOSTOK CIRCA JUNE 1900, EACH WITH CONTEMPORARY HANDWRITTEN ANNOTATIONS IN GERMAN
[Vladivostok. 1900].. Twenty-four photographs (3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches each), each print matted on heavy paper of commercial photograph album. Early 20th-century German photograph album with textured paper boards and spine. Front board decoratively embossed with image of a flower and the words, "Moderne Lichtbildere." Top and bottom of spine, edges of boards, and outer joints moderately worn. Mounts separating, but very good. Images very clean overall and in very good condition. An album of twenty-four original photographs taken in Vladivostok in June 1900. The snapshot- size images are each matted one per page in a German-made photograph album, and each image is inscribed in a contemporary hand in German. The photographs include views of the port, Russian naval ships and numerous other vessels, the city center, the post office, street scenes, buildings and houses (including a German brewery), and pictures of everyday life. Due to its location in the Russian Far East on the coast of the Sea of Japan and near both the Chinese and Korean borders, Vladivostok was a settlement with numerous international residents and visitors, and this heterogeneity is recorded in this album. Half of the photographs are of people, including images of Russians, Chinese, and Koreans. Photographs of local Chinese residents predominate, with images of a waterman filling his wagon, a fruit seller in the market, another seller in the market with his measuring scale, and other laborers. Other images in the album include Korean children playing, various neighborhoods and locales, and a family portrait (complete with cow) in front of a house. A fine turn-of-the- century album consisting of original contemporary photographs of Vladivostok, with numerous images of the local population. Due to its strategic location, Soviet Russia later kept the port under the highest security, and any photographs of it are uncommon.
[Bookseller : William Reese Company - Americana
The Voice of the People
New York: Doubleday, Page. 1900. First. First edition. Spine tanned, slight fraying at the corners, near very good. Inscribed by the author. Author's third book, and the first to be published under her name. .
[Bookseller : Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA
Le Fleuve Scamandre - The River Scamander. 1st Version, 2nd State, D.24 - etching by Pierre-Auguste RENOIR
Paris, circa 1900, original etching on cream laid paper, with the stamped signature by Renoir in the bottom right corner; full margins; image size 9.25 x 7.25 in. (232 x 190 mm); sheet size 12.9 x 9.9 in. (32 x 25 cm); a tiny faint-brown mark in the area of the signatiure (below the image), otherwise in fine condition; framed, frame size 20.5 x 18 in. References: Delteil 24; Stella 24; Melot/Leymarie R.24; Lugt 2137a. Provenance: Bellette Hofmann Fine Art (NY).
[Bookseller : Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.
2073. 2. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. DANDY LION by Clifton Bingham. Lond.: Nister . 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed and covers lightly scratched else VG+. Illustrated by Wain with mounted color frontis and with wonderful black and whites on every page, mostly of cats. Fanciful and very scarce. Necker 2073.
[Bookseller : Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.
UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS
1900. 2. HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS. NY: D. Appleton 1881. 8vo, brown cloth stamped in gold and black, 231p. + [viii]p. ads, tiny pinhole in ep, owner name, sl. edge wear else VG+. 1st ed., 1st issue with "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line and without ads for this title in rear. Illus. by Frederick Church and James Moser. Harris was the first American author to set out to chronicle American Black legends and stories. Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox have become American icons. This is a nice copy of this book. Peter Parley to Penrod p56, BAL 7100, Grolier, 100 Influential American Books prior to 1900 #83..
[Bookseller : Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.
Series of four original watercolor illustrations for "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
n.p. [?New York: McLoughlin Brothers, ca. 1900]. (ARABIAN NIGHTS) Various sizes, from 12 x 10 in. to 16 x 9 in. 4 watercolor drawings on card. Three framed and glazed, one matted; fine. Provenance: McLoughlin Brothers (from the publisher's archives) . FOUR ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATING A SCENE FROM ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, in which the clever slave-girl gains her freedom by pouring boiling oil into the clay pots where Ali Baba and the forty thieves are hiding. We have been unable to identify either the artist or the published version of these illustrations
[Bookseller : James Cummins Bookseller
L'Art et le Beau. La Forme Humaine et sa BeautÈ. Etudes Artistiques
Paris Librairie Artistique et LittÈraire 1900's First edition vg Folio. 272pp. Original illustrated cloth with gold lettering on spine. Binding protected by modern mylar. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece. Decorative initials throughout. Profusely illustrated with 340 b/w and colored photographic reproductions of nude models from photographs, paintings, drawings, sketches, sculpture, as well as various decorative art objects. Includes a study on Felicien Rops' and Auguste Rodin's works. Text in French. Minor age wear and staining on binding. Sporadic foxing throughout. Binding and interior in overall very good condition.
[Bookseller : Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller
WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
- BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Chic: George M. Hill 1900. Large 8vo, pale green cloth stamped in red and green, 261p., hinges professionally strengthened, spine ends reinforced, some fading and a few faint soil areas on covers. Internally, small margin repair to 1 plate (p.80), otherwise clean tight and VG+. 1st ed., 1st state of the text, with the following points: box around ads on page 2, 1st line on page 14 reads "low wail on", p.81 fourth line from bottom spells "peices" incorrectly, p. 1st line reads "While Tin Woodman", colophon in 11 lines with box, verso title page has no copyright, perfect type on pages 100, 186 (this last point is associated with the earliest sheets off the press), color plate incorrect on page 34, with red in the horizon on page 92. Binding state "B" , identical to "A" but stamped in red. Hanff/Greene I.1, Peter Parley To Penrod p. 111-113. Wonderful color illustrations by W.W. Denslow for one of the most famous children's books of all times. This is a nice bright copy of the first state of an iconic children's book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA
Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, etc.
Preston; J. Askew and Son. n.d. [early 1900's] Askew pirated editions. 2 variant volumes, 8vo. Bound in blue and green decorated cloth respectively. Bumped and rubbed to extremities, but clean and bright. Green volume weakened to hinges. Light toning to page block due to poor paper stock. Ink ownership to flyleaves and a pastedown prize label to the blue volume. A little shabby but strong and handsome. Each volume is a differently bound variant of the Adventures and memoirs, along with The Sign of Four, produced in a blatant bit of copyright infringement by J. Askew in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century. Askew produced a number of quite attractive but rather peculiar variant editions of Sherlock Holmes stories, many of which are more interesting than the first editions in their own weird little way. Rarely seen in such nice condition.
[Bookseller : Adrian Harrington
MEMOIRS OF THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM OF POLYNESIAN ETHNOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY -- Hawaiian Feather Work & Ancient Hawaiian Stone Implements & Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work & An Index to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean
Bishop Museum Honolulu: Bishop Museum, 1899-1902-1903-1900. First edition. Hardcover. Green buckram, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good. 4 vols. bound in one./No Dust Jacket. Respectively, as per above titles: 81 (2) pages, 17 pages, 100 pages, 170 pages. A plethora of black and white plates most with multiple images, illustrations in the text, maps and two color lithographs. With Index of Vol. I, 1899-1903 containing a List of Plates, Illustrations in the Text, and Alphabetical Index. Original wrappers bound-in. Clean and fresh internally, bookplate and label front paste-down only ex-library marking, modest extremity rubbing.
[Bookseller : Royoung bookseller, Inc.
A FINE CHARCOAL RENDERING OF THE HEAD OF A YOUNG MAN, signed "James Montgomery Flagg" at lower right
n.p., n.d. [1900's]. Image size approximately 16 x 10 inches. Matted . A strong portrait, a little larger than life size, of a dark haired young man, in profile looking right, wearing a black bow tie. The subject is attractive, but the artist has not idealized him: it is a candid and compelling rendering, done with the typical bravura of the almost legendary American artist and illustrator. James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) "lived with gusto. He epitomized the public concept of the handsome, bohemian artist, surrounded by beautiful models, dashing off pictures with sheer exuberance of talent-His rapid portrait studies and incisive caricatures were prized by many prominent sitters" (Reed, p. 95). Flagg is best known for his World War I Uncle Sam recruiting poster, "I Want You," and as a painter of serious portraits as well. He exhibited in the Paris salon of 1900, at the National Academy of Design and the New York Watercolor Club. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1980.A FINE EXAMPLE OF FLAGG'S PORTRAITURE
[Bookseller : James Cummins Bookseller
Ten Little Niggers
Original illustrated wrappers, tall 8vo (7 1/4 x 9 3/4), includes 12 full page illustrations in addition to wrapper illustrations. Notes and musical score on inside covers. Wrappers are chipped, and there are a cople of pieces missing from the top of the back cover, but don't appear to be affecting text. Spine is split but holding, thanks to tape spine; some minor soiling. The song 'Ten Little Niggers' emerged from the minstrel shows in the South shortly after the Civil War.These shows became increasingly racist as time went on. They were known as Jim Crow shows and then became coon shows. While 'Ten Little Niggers' would appear in Children's nursery rhyme books, there real purpose was to present blacks in demeaning ways. Tffany M.B. Anderson: "Ten Little Niggers": The Making of a Black Man's Consciousness.
[Bookseller : Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints
Works of William Harrison Ainsworth Edition de Luxe
London - G. J. Howell and Company 1900 - A handsome uniformly bound 'Edition de Luxe' collection of novels by William Harrison Ainsworth illustrated by George Cruikshank, Phiz, John Gilbert, Tony Johannot, Hablot K. Browne andJohn Franklin. In fifteen volumes. Titles are as follows: Windsor Castle, An Historical Romance; Crichton; Auriol or, The Elixir of Life; The Spendthift,A Tale; The Miser's Daughter; The Lancashire Witches, A Romance of Pendle Forest; The Star-Chamber, An Historical Romance; Jack Sheppard,ARomance; Boscobel or, The Royal Oak, A Tale of theYear 1651; Mervyn Clitheroe; The Tower of London, An Historical Romance; Old Saint Paul's,ATale ofthe Plague and theFire; Ovingdean Grange, A Tale of the South Downs; TheFlitch of Bacon or, TheCustom of Dunmow, A Tale of theEnglish Home;and Guy Fawkes or, The Gunpowder Treason, An Historical Romance. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English historical novelist . He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Condition: Handsomely bound in cloth with decorative gilt to spines. Externally, in excellent condition with only very slight fading to some spines and the odd very slight mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with odd spotting and handling marksto some volumes and slight foxing to some endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Rooke Books PBFA
Complete Writings of Hawthorne.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1900. The Old Manse Edition, in 22 volumes, 8vo. Contemporary red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, marbled boards and eps; t.e.g. With Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles. A clean, lovely set.
[Bookseller : Adrian Harrington
The Winning of the West (Daniel Boone Edition) with a Leaf of the Manuscript entirely in the Hand of Roosevelt inserted) Limited to 200 Copies
New York, 1900. Four volumes, Volume I: xxvii, , 352; Volume II: vii, , 427; Volume III: ix,  339; Volume IV: , 363p. plus five folding maps and 103 plates. Howes R433.All volumes beautifuly bound in full green crushed moroccoby Putnam's, corner flourishes of a floral motif gilt , three raised bands with spine lettered and stamped in gilt, front and rear morocco doublures inset in red suede which is used for free end sheets as well. Very light rubbing to spine but no exterior damage. Pristine interior. Only 200 copies of the Daniel Boone edition were issued and this copy contains the original leaf that opens the entire set which Theodore Roosevelt has written in ink on both sides with numerous connections .. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
[Bookseller : Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
The Works of Theophile Gautier. In twenty-four volumes
03 - London - George G. Harrap 1900 - A comprehensive collection, and limited edition, of Gautier's works, illustrated with plates. Limited Edition. The set was limited for sale in America to only 1000 copies. This collection appears to have been originally published by George D. Sproul, New York, for subscribers only, but labels for George G. Harrap, London, have been adhered over the original publisher's information on each titlepage. Complete in twenty-four volumes. Volumes V, VI, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV,XVI,XIX,XX,XI, XXII, XXIII, XXIVfeature illustrated frontispieces and three plates each. Volumes XVII andXVIIIfeature illustrated frontispieces andfour plates each. 'Translated and edited by Professor F. C. de Sumichrast, Department of French, Harvard University'. Contains: Volume I: Mademoiselle De Maupin (Part 1); Volume II:Mademoiselle De Maupin (Part 2); Volume III: The Grotesques; Volume IV: Travels in Spain; Volume V: The Romance of a Mummy; Volume VI: Portraits of the Day; Volume VII: Travels in Italy; Volume VIII: Fortunio, One of Cleopatra's Nights; King Candaules; Volume IX: The Louvre; Volume X: Constantinople; Volume XI: Spirite, The Vampire, Arria Marcella; Volume XII: The Quartette, The Mummy's Foot; Volume XIII: Travels in Russia (Part 1); XIV: Travels in Russia (Part 2); Belgium and Holland; A Day in London; Volume XV: Avatar; Jettatura; The Water Pavilion; Volume XVI: A History of Romanticism; The Progress of French Poetry Since 1830; Volumes XVII, XVIII and XIX: Captain Fracasse; My Private Menagerie; Volume XX: Paris Besieged; Volume XXI: Militona; The Nightingales; The Marchioness's Lap-Dog; Omphale; Volume XXII: Jack and Jill; The Thousand and Second Night; Elias Wildmanstadius; Daniel Jobard; The Bowl of Punch; Volume XXIII: Art and Criticism; The Magic Hat; Volume XXIV: Enales and Cameos, and Other Poems. Pierre Jules Thophile Gautier (30 August 1811 23 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, art and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence and Modernism. He was widely esteemed by writers as diverse as Balzac, Baudelaire, the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Proust and Oscar Wilde. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear and chipping to several of the spine labels. Slight sunning to the spines. Internally, generally firmly bound although pp. 259-260 and 269-70 of volume XII, and pp. 343-6 of volume XVIIare detached but present. A few minor spots to the endpapers but otherwise very clean throughout. Some offsetting of the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Rooke Books PBFA
1900 ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD - A HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK DETAILING ALPHABETS FROM ANCIENT THROUGH MODERN ERA BY THE FAMED UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PROFESSOR, AUTHOR AND RENOWN LINGUIST
Chicago, Illinois IL 1900 - On offer is an absolutely remarkable handwritten manuscript work of tremendous depth, researched, written and compiled by John C.C. Clarke, A.M, titled "ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD." This book is his original unpublished manuscript and details the alphabets of the world from ancient times; Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian hieratic, Egyptian Demotic, or Enchorial, Egyptian Comparative Tables, Coptic (Egyptian), Ancient Libyan, modern Libyan, Southern Arabic and so on. 479 pp but not all pages are full since Mr. Clarke left space between chapters and spare pages if he overwrote. The work is complete as per the author's handwritten notes. The author has signed the last page stating it is wholly executed and listing the sections of the book for which he claims originality. Scholars and historians of world languages will find this work priceless for its remarkable detail and depth. An added bonus is a wealth of ephemera being newspaper articles about the author and his work. As mentioned the author states "This book, on this date is wholly executed .Sep 21, 1900" as if in preparation for publishing [though it never was]. On the last page Mr. Clark provides a concise biography: he was born in Providence R.I. in 1833. He was a Phi Beta Kappa and got his A.B. and M.A. from the University of Rochester (1859, and 1866). He earned his doctorate in 1894 from Bellevue College of the University of Omaha. He was a professor at the University of Chicago from 1865 to 1867. He was a Professor of Greek, Modern Languages and Hebrew at various colleges - see photo. He was a pastor in Yonkers, NY, also Chicago and Cincinnati. He wrote three books - The Origin and Varieties of the Semitic Alphabet (Chicago, 1884, 20 pages of plates); Man and his Divine Father (Chicago 1900) and Revelation Rediscovered (Chicago 1905). There are many citations throughout this work which provide a valuable bibliography and footnotes. This large leather gilt edged and titled book is in MINT condition as it has been stored in cloth and boxed for nearly 110 years. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts
INNERMOST ASIA: Travel and Sport in the Pamirs.
AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE AREA London 1900, - Heinemann. Red cloth, 354p., 114 b.w. plates,4 maps [1 folding], with numerous text photos, index, 5appendices. Q U I T E R A R E !This is an exceptionally RARE book, and is seldom found inthe complete state. This work covers the author's trekthrough Gilgit to the Kilgit pass, over the Pamirs toKashgar, in & around Kashgar, Chinese barracks & influence,on to Vierny, trouble with Chinese customs, to Balkash &Tashkurgan, Oxus Valley, Bartangto Kal-i-wmar, a prisoneron parole, a march for freedom, back to Kashmir,impressions of travel, Russians on the Pamirs, the futureof Innermost Asia.***With appendices on chronological landmarks, commerce,mineral walth of Innermost Asia. Treaties respecting theAnglo-Russian frontier.*With a aluable bibliography.*A fascinating primary resource on Central Asia, InnerMongolia, Xingjiang and the extreme North-West of China,with very lucid commentaries and a large amount ofwonderful photographs. Also a final chapter on the rivalrybetween the Russians & Chinese over Innermost Asia.*BIBLIOGRAPHY:Czech p. 49. .*Color scans can be sent by email.Images displayed may not bethe actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if youwant to see the exact image of the book or edition instock, please request this by email and an image will bereturned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITHCONFIDENCE 47 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A PROFESSIONAL BOOKDEALER * * * * ! * * * Established 1967 * * * !!WARNING: The entire above description is COPYRIGHT protectedmaterial under United States & International Copyright &Intellectual property laws. Unauthorized copying or use ofANY PART is a felony and will be VIGOROUSLY PROSECUTED TOTHE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW !!! * The entire text andcontents of this description is Copyright protected2002-2013 Rare Oriental Book Co. United States Copyrightlaw, Title 17, U.S. Code. *
[Bookseller : RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB
Who's Afraid of a Big Black Stag-Beetle?"
(London, c. 1900). A framed, matted original painting by Louis Wain, signed by the artist in the lower left corner. This whimsical watercolor illustration depicts three wide-eyed cats standing upright, backed against a wall, with their mouths open in surprise. The cats are distancing themselves from a large, black stag-beetle crawling across the floor. A gallery label on the reverse is the source for the title of the painting. Louis Wain is best known for his anthropomorphic, often humorous illustrations of cats, which he first created around 1880 in order to amuse his wife while she was ill with cancer. Frame measures 14 by 17 inches; mat opening is 5 3/4 by 9 1/4. Silver frame is slightly rubbed, else a very fine example of Wain's characteristic art.
[Bookseller : Bromer Booksellers
Révolution et contre-Révolution en Allemagne.
- Paris, V. Giard et E. Brière,1900. In-12, demi-maroquin havane, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré, couverture conservée (rel. G. Montecot), (4), ii, 233, (2) p. Très rare édition originale française de 'Germany, Revolution and Counterrevolution', dans la traduction de la fille de Marx, Laura Marx épouse du socialiste français Paul Lafargue. Composés en collaboration par Marx et Engels, ces articles avaient paru en anglais en 1851-1852, dans le New-York Daily Tribune fondé par Horace Greeley. Louvrage est publié, avec une nouvelle préface et un appareil de notes in fine par Laura Marx, dans la Bibliothèque socialiste internationale (n°6). (Stammhammer, III, p.224, n°74). Bel exemplaire, très bien relié par G. Montecot, très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Librairie Hatchuel
The book-pedler accompanied me over the bridge." The Seven Poor Travellers. p. 155.
1900 1900 - Original pen and ink illustration on card (234 × 284 mm), mounted. Margins a little marked. In excellent condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the scene in which the protagonist bids farewell to the last of the six poor travellers. [Attributes: First Edition]
[Bookseller : Peter Harrington. ABA member
Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Freemantle & Co. 1900 - A remarkably bright copy of the first edition to be illustrated by Rackham, predating the revised edition published by Constable in 1909. xvii, , 464 pages, colour frontispiece and title page, illustrations, height 21 cm. Colophon: W.H. White and Co. Limited, Printers, Edinburgh. Bound in publisher's pictorial tan cloth. Illustrated endpapers. Slight bump to top corner of upper board and fore-edge of lower board, shelf wear to head and tail of spine with small tear to head, light foxing to prelims. and list of illustrations, spots of red ink on last page and opposite blank leaf, spine faded and with slight roll, no inscriptions, binding and hinges sound. Cover and spine title: Grimms' Fairy Tales. Cited in: Latimore & Haskell. Rackham, p. 14 ; Riall, R. Rackham, p. 39 ; and Hudson, D. Rackham, p. 167. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Springhead Books
L'Art et le Beau. La Forme Humaine et sa Beauté. Etudes Artistiques.
Librairie Artistique et Littéraire 1900's, Paris - Folio. 272pp. Original illustrated cloth with gold lettering on spine. Binding protected by modern mylar. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece. Decorative initials throughout. Profusely illustrated with 340 b/w and colored photographic reproductions of nude models from photographs, paintings, drawings, sketches, sculpture, as well as various decorative art objects. Includes a study on Felicien Rops' and Auguste Rodin's works. Text in French. Minor age wear and staining on binding. Sporadic foxing throughout. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)
The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. Written by Himself. Now for the First Time Translated into English.
Privately Printed. For Subscribers Only. n.d. (c.1900). - Edition strictly Limited to 750 sets on Albion laid deckle-edge paper, of which this is No.85. Complete in 12 volumes; large 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent dark blue half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB
Les Puissances étrangères dans le Levant, en Syrie et en Palestine, par MM. Noël Verney et George Dambmann. Préface de M. Lortet - Influences politiques et économiques, finances, travaux publics, industrie et agriculture, commerce et navigation, Paris, Guillaumin, Lyon A. rey et Cie, 1900.
- 1 vol. in-4° rel. demi-percaline rouge, dos lisse - XXIV-794 p. + fig.+ 3 cartes - Très bel état. Rare. Importante source documentaire économique et politique sur le proche-orient sous domination Ottomane (Syrie-Palestine) et sur les ambitions européennes dans cette zone au début du XXe siècle avant la première guerre mondiale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Comptoir Du Livre Ancien
Die Traumdeutung (The Interpretation of Dreams)
Franz Deuticke, Leipzig und Wien 1900 - TP + 1 leaf = 2pp. (Vorbemerkung) + -371 + - = Litteraturverzeichnis +  = Inhalt, Octavo.Actually published on November 4, 1899 in an edition of 600 copies. The book sold so slowly that the publisher did not risk a second edition until 1909. None the less, this work (along with perhaps Das Kapital and The Origin of the Species) would prove to be one of the most influential book on the 20th Century, the Century of Psychology. "This is unquestionably Freud's greatest single work. It contains all the basic components of psychoanalytic theory and practice: the erotic nature of dreams, the 'Oedipus complex', the libido, and the rest; all related to the background of the 'unconscious', later to be called the 'sub-conscious'." (PMM, p. 234). This book is the foundational work of the modern psychological movement. In addition, Freud's ideas have had an incalculable influence on many other aspects modern thought and his terminology has entered our everyday language. "By working to uncover the various motivations and desires behind conscious mental functioning, Freud changed the way people perceived not only themselves, but also the world around them." (NYPL Books of the Century 88). Printing and the Mind of Man, 389. Contemporary quarter-leather with green marbled boards. Spine with gilt lettering for author's name, title and number in lowest compartment ("C. II."). Housed in a custom clamshell box. Internally, clean and bright. Overall, a beautiful copy of a major work in Western Civilization. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Athena Rare Books ABAA
La locomotion à travers l?histoire et les moeurs... illustrations dans le texte et hors texte de Eugène Courboin...
Paris: Société d?Éditions Littérairies et Artistiques, Librairie Paul Ollendorff, : 1900 [colophon 15 November, 1899.] : Large 4to (292 × 200 mm), pp.[iv], xx, 281, . 20 folding coloured plates after Eugène Courboin with decorative ?volets? by Léon Rudnicki, 18 plates reproducing old prints, numerous text illustrations and decorative vignettes. Later grey cloth, preserving original printed red wraps (creased). : First edition, one of 1500 copies on vélin teinté (of a total edition of 1570 copies). A survey of the history of transport, which concludes with chapters on railways, bicycles and motor vehicles. La locomotion reflects Uzanne?s preoccupation with the quickening pace of technological innovation, nowhere more keenly felt than in Paris, with its succession of great international exhibitions, and this publication was timed coincide with the Exposition Universelle of 1900.
[Bookseller : Justin Croft
L'Universo stellato trattato di astronomia popolare
Unione Tipografico 1900 1°edi - L?UNIVERSO STELLATOTRATTATO DI ASTRONOMIA POPOLARE TRADUZIONE ITALIANA CONSENTITA DALL?AUTORE ARRICCHITA DI NOTE E AGGIUNTE PER LE SCOPERTE E GLI STUDI ASTRONOMICI ITALIANI A CURA DELL?INGEGNERE OTTAVIO ZANOTTI BIANCO Trattato divulgativo di astronomia del tedesco M. G. Meyer, tradotto in italiano da Ottavio Zanotti Bianco. L?A., nella prefazione, precisa che la sua opera è scritta per tutti coloro che non sono esperti di astronomia, scienza che richiede lo studio e l?esposizione di complessi procedimenti di alta matematica, non coprensibili ai più. Il linguaggio scientifico è qui tradotto in quello della vita ordinaria, senza lunghi giri di parole, ma senza rinunciare alla chiarezza ed al rigore sugli argomenti trattati. L?ultimo capitolo presenta diverse nuove idee ed ipotesi, che necessitano ancora di largo svolgimento, nel campo dell?astronomia, scienza in continuo progresso. Arricchito da notizie dei principali Osservatori italiani, il testo è stato rivisto da alcuni grandi esperti in materia, tra i quali l?astronomo italiano G. V. Schiaparelli. Un ricchissimo apparato iconografico correda il volume. Volume in-4° piccolo, legatura in tela nera con filetti e titolo in oro sul dorso, Pagine XVI + 784. 31 tavole f.t. con incisioni a colori e in nero; 18 a colori in cromolitografia, con veline protettive e stampate con didascalie (2 veline mancanti); 13 in nero, di cui una doppia su 2 pagine affiancate, tutte senza velina. 12 carte f.t. a colori e in nero, quasi tutte doppie su tavole affiancate, una ripiegata più volte, alcune con velina di protezione. 304 incisioni nel testo, in nero e monocromatiche. Indice delle tavole, delle carte e delle illustrazioni da pag. XI (tutte presenti). Lingua: italiana|
[Bookseller : Studio Bibliografico Imprimatur
CHINESE EMPIRE. Past and Present
Rand McNally Chicago:: Rand McNally,, 1900. First Edition. Very Good. A Very Good hardback First Edition First Printing in yellow cloth binding with red lettering and blue designs. Mild sun spine, cover edge wear, soil covers, foxing edges and endpapers, owner name ffep. Complete with color fold-out map in rear. 8vo. 243 pp. Scarce.
[Bookseller : By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB
The Ascent of Mount St. Elias, Alaska
Stokes, New York 1900 - First American edition, no date, 1900. Small 4to (11 x 7.5 inches; 28 x 19 cm), olive cloth gilt, with darker green panels on cover and spine, (16), 240 (2) pp., with 4 large panoramas and 2 folding maps in color including rare sketch map often lacking; illustrated throughout with plates and illustrations including many sepia and b/w photogravure plates on heavier stock, collated complete. VG copy; some light soil and bit of freckling to edges of binding and to back board, minor repairs to top of outer front and rear joints, very short repaired tear to middle of spine, contents VG with some moderate foxing throughout, heaviest to margins of photoplates, inner hinges have been strengthened expertly with japanese moriki paper, and there has also been some strengthening to the glue that holds the binding together; this was a glued or 'perfect' binding, not sewn signatures, and the original glue was dried out; we had the binding re- glued with both wheat paste and Jade-403 and then strengthened with some webbing and more japanese paper; the binding is now holding tight, but wide opening of pages would certainly result in renewed cracking between pages, it's just the nature of this particular ill-conceived book production. A great rarity and one of the most sought-after of the North American mountaineering classics. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA
Works]. Loves Labour Lost. The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Comedy of Errors. Alls Well That Ends Well. Titus Andronicus. Romeo and Juliet. The Merchant of Venice. Henry VI. King Richard III. King Henry VIII. King John. King Richard II. A Midsummer Nights Dream. The Taming of the Shrew. The Merry Wives of Windsor. As You Like It. King Henry IV. King Henry V. Much Ado About Nothing. Twelfth Night. Measure for Measure. Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra. Coriolanus. Hamlet. Othello. Troilus and Cressida. Timon of Athens. Pericles. Macbeth. King Lear. Cymbeline. The Tempest. The Winters Tale. Poems. Sonnets.
London: The Vale Press -1903. 1900 - Limited edition, one of 310 sets, being thirty-nine volumes bound in fourteen, 8vo. Marginal decorations by Charles Ricketts to the first leaf and then to a selection of others in each work, . Uncut in contemporary vellum with yapp edges, spines with gilt titles after the typography found within, some rubbing and discolouration of the vellum otherwise a very good set. A complete set of Charles Ricketts Vale Press Shakespeare, rebound in a simple style redolent of many of the private press books of the era.
[Bookseller : Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)
La Légende De Saint Julien L'Hospitalier
Eragny Press, London 1900 - Signed inscription reads "To A. Macgregor / from L. Pissaro & Esther Pissaro". Both names have different signatures. Copyright page states "Il a ete tire de cet ouvrage 226 ex. dont 200 pour la vente." This copy is assumed to be one of the "handmade" editions (1) Publishing date states "MCM" and (2) the Pissaro's founded Eragny. Lucien created the illustrations and set the type, while Esther did the bookbinding. A rare edition with some minor foxing on the front and back. Internal pages are clean and unmarked. Spine appears to be linen. Binding is very tight and intact. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Canterbury Tales
Liebig-Fleisch-Extrakt, um 1900. - 52 S. pp. Ecken bestossen, Kanten berieben, Rücken leicht eingerissen, gebräunt, 51 Serien a 6 Bilder komplett: Alt-Holland, Bilder aus Holland, Bilder aus Holland, Episoden aus der Geschichte Belgiens, Aus der Geschichte Russlands, Bilder aus Schweden, Scenen aus Italien, Venedig, Ital. Seen, An den Gestaden des Mittellländischen Meeres, Bilder aus Serbien, Bulgarien, Aus der Türkei, In der Bretagne, Bilder aus Spanien, Bilder aus Spanien, Scandinavien, Bilder aus Finnland, Im Russischen Polargebiet, Landschaften von Neuseeland, Kanada, Afghanistan, Aus der Republik San Marino, Madagaskar, Bilder aus Venezuela, Cuba, Bilder aus dem Westen, Bilder aus Persien, Leben und Treiben in Birma, Bilder aus Panama, Von den Carolineninseln, Bilder aus Indien, Samoa, Bilder aus Abessinien, Bilder aus Turkestan, Bilder von den Philippinen, Kaukasien, Bilder aus Korea, Aus Japan, Bilder aus Japan, Aus dem Japanischen Meer, China, Scenen aus Algerien, Aus Ostafrika, Eine Reise im Kaukasus, Bilder aus Transvaal, Bilder aus Afrika, Bilder aus Marokko, Anam, Bei den Feuerländern, Elfenspiel Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1500
[Bookseller : Buecherhof
ADMINISTRATION. CIVIL SERVICE. "AMERICAN IDEALS" Part II
New York G. P. Putnam's & Sons 1900 Half polished calf with calf corners and a gilt-decorated spine with gilt-lettered contrasting morocco spine labels. Originally published in 1897, this is an early edition that was part of a set of Roosevelt's works. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper without inscription or date. From the notable collection of Frederick W. Skiff with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown. Mild edgewear; some rubbing to spine. Very Good or better
[Bookseller : Charles Agvent
1900-1959 Group of Materials Illustrating the Creative Life of William Steeple Davis, Orient Long Island New York Fine Artist Including Original Sketches, a Typed Manuscript of a Nautical Book, Art & Photography Exhibition Catalogs & Articles.
Various, Orient, Long Island New York 1900 - Collection includes: a pencil sketch titled Revolution Cottage Orient, approx. 6" x 6" (on 6" x 9" sheet) and on another fold of the same sheet, 6" x 9" are three more sketches - another Orient home on the shoreline, a small sailboat and an interior view with lamp - paper darkened, old burn-spot at edge of 'lamp' sketch, edge-chipped a bit, sketches good and with good detail; with another sketch of a stylized butterfly corner-ornament, perhaps for an illustration - done in colored crayons on a 5" x 7 3/4" sheet, the art about 3" x 3" - on the back of this is a tracing of the butterfly in pencil and above that a sketch of a sailing boat pictured in a seashell-cornered frame - sailing vessels being one of Davis' favorite subjects - this sheet with a couple of closed tears and darkened a bit, artwork good; (these are not signed); (with) a (32) page double-space typed manuscript with corrections in Davis' hand for a book by him "Tentative Title: From Many Ports" - that surveys the history of ships and commerce, especially American sailing boats, with corrections in his hand throughout. In good condition, light wear, with old paper-clip rustmarks at top of sheets and with an index card written in his hand stating that ".Book idea specimen Mss. & 7 sheets of drawings sent Little, Brown Apr 1/35 Ret." (drawings not part of this ms.) with the first class mailing envelope from Little Brown that held the ms. papers - Davis ".had a great enthusiasm for sailing vessels and made a careful study of their structures and the details of their sails and riggings." (quote from a Oysterponds Hist. Soc. exhibit notice of his works - with a copy of this notice here as well) - as far as we can determine, this book was not published; (with) a copy of the French arts review magazine 'Revue Du Vrai Et Du Beau' of Paris, issue of December 10, 1924 with a typed translation of an article about Davis, with corrections in his hand, that his found within a larger piece on "The Exhibition at Newport" by Count Chabrier and the article illustrates 2 paintings by W.S.D. - the translation is 2 typed pages, both magazine & trans. in good condition; (with) Art Exhibition catalogues in every one of which are found one or more works by William Steeple Davis, among artistic endeavors of many other prominent artists of the time: 1914 Second Annual art Exhibition Benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital Greenport L.I. ( sides, W. Cole Brigham, Sarah L. Craven, Whitney M. Hubbard, Edith & Henry Prellwitz, Julia M. Wickham, Gladys & Irving Wiles, more) some chipping and soil, good; 1926 Montclair At Museum ( sides, single artist exhibit for Davis, with a large list of works, oil, watercolor, etching, block prints); 1926 Brooklyn Society of Artists Tenth Annual Exhibition ( pages, at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, Edna Thurber, W.E. Spader, Sara Hess, Leon Davo, Will J. Quinlan, Louise Mansfield, Katharine Lovell, Isabel Moore Kimball, with list of Society members); 1927 Canadian National Exhibition Fine, Graphic & Applied Arts & Salon of Photography ( pages, black and white illustrated throughout, hundreds of artists & works listed, Anna Airy, Reginald Brundrit, Gordon Coutts, Lady Scott Young, Louis Jourdan, F.S. Coburn, Amy C. Despard, Fred Haines, Charles Jefferys, Marion Long, Charles Comfort, W. Maltman, Tod Lendenmouth, Stanley Turner, Tankai Suzuki, J. Sudek, Edward Mudge, Laboratorio di Resinotipia, Frank Drtikol, an excellent, detailed catalog); 1928 Brooklyn Soc. of Artist at Pratt, ( panels, Eugene F. Cole, Sanilslav Rembski, Fred Cuming, Eugene Jones, Louis J. Urich, Frances Keffer, Alta West Salisbury, Bessie Eisenberg, Alexander Zeitlin, more); 1929 Eighth Annual Exhibition of Etchings Lithographs Block Prints The Art Alliance Philadelphia ( panels, Charles H. Woodbury, John Taylor Arms, Lee Sturges, Gordon Grant, Richard E. Bishop, Margaeret J. Patterson, Wuanita Smith, Frances H. Gearhart, Beatrice S. & William Auerbach-Levy, G. A. Mock, Marylka [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
[Bookseller : Certain Books, ABAA
Balthasar et la Reine Balkis
- Aquarelles originales d'après Henri Caruchet. Librairie L. Conquet, L. Carteret et cie, 1900. Grand in-8° de 38 pages, relié en demi toile à coins, avec couvertures conservées. Exemplaire sur vélin du marais, non mis dans le commerce, tirage 350 exemplaires. Belles aquarelles en couleurs avec le texte encadré de motifs art nouveau (gravure de Ducourtioux et Huillard), rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Le Beau Livre
St. Petersburg, A. F. Marksa. n. d. (ca 1900) - Ill. by L. O. Pasternak. Contemporary half cloth. Hinges weak.( Russian ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Rosenbad Antique Books
The Will of an Eccentric
Sampson Low, London, 1900 FIRST EDITION - A very nice copy of a really rare Jules Verne title - the last to be published by Sampson Low. "A stranger arriving in the chief city of Illinois on the morning of 3rd April, 1897, would have had good reason for considering himself the most fortunate of travellers. His note-book that day would have had entries enough to yield copy for many sensational articles. And assuredly if he had prolonged his stay in Chicago by a few weeks before and a few months after, he would have taken a share in the emotions, palpitations, and alternations of hope and despair, of the feverishness and bewilderment even, of this great city for which the time was beside itself." Thus begins Jules Verne's great adventure novel set in America. 8vo, olive green boards, the front of which (red, black, white & gilt(title lettering) depicts three men on a bicycle racing down a mountain road, the middle one of whom is firing a gun at a pursuing pack of wolves. Pictorial spine (steming railroad locomotive) with title in gilt and author's name in black lettering. Flowery endpapers, title page (small illustration)dated 1900, iii contents pp (30 chapters), ii pp list of the 59 b&w illustrations, fold-out illustration of "The noble game of the United States of America" - an illustration of coats of arms of the different states, 408pp, all edges gilt. Book printed by Gilbert and Rivington Ltd, London. Condition: the binding is tight, the cloth is VG+ and the gilded page edges are very bright. The pages are generally very clean albeit a bit foxed in places and there is a flattened 3.5" crease across two pages, the evocative Roux-engraved plates are all clean. Scans available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : The Bookshop on the Heath Ltd
A History of Gothic Art in England, by Edward S. Prior, M. A. , with Illustrations by Gerald C. Horsley and Many Plans and Diagrams
London, G. Bell And Sons 1900 - Description: xiv, 465,  p. Incl. Illus. , plans, diagrs. 29 cm. Subjects: Architecture, Gothic--England. Church architecture--England. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request. 5 Kg. 465 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : MW Books Ltd.
Waverley Novels: 24 volumes
The John C. Winston Co. & Henry T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia 1900 - 12mo - over 6æ" - 7æ" tall. Circa 1900. Twelve volumes published by John C. Winston Co. and twelve volumes published by Henry T. Coates & Co. of Philadelphia. Half-leather with extensive, gold floriated spines. T.e.g. Volumes are in very good to fine condition (just three have slight edgewear to head of spine). Beautiful red leather with stunning marble boards. Deluxe edition.
[Bookseller : Cellar Stories Bookstore
The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. Written by Himself. Now for the First Time Translated into English.
Privately Printed. For Subscribers Only. n.d. (c.1900). Edition strictly Limited to 750 sets on Albion laid deckle-edge paper, of which this is No.85. Complete in 12 volumes; large 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent dark blue half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. A fine set.
[Bookseller : Adrian Harrington
Belle lettre manuscrite signée de Jean Lorrain, à Lauze, rédacteur du Journal.
[Béziers], Premier Septembre . - L.A.S. de 3 pages in-8 sur papier à l'en-tête du Grand Hôtel de l'Europe et du Midi, signée. Renfort de papier blanc au verso. "Mon cher Lauze, êtes vous de retour, si oui, en bon bitterois que vous êtes, je vous en supplie, associez le Journal au succès de Prométhée (musique de Gabriel Fauré) et faites composer et publier l'article de Henri Bataille consacré à Prométhée. La chose était convenue avec Henri Letellier, il m'avait demandé de cent à cinquante lignes de compte rendu pour le Journal, il m'était difficile de les écrire moi même. Henri Bataille, mon ami, s'offre de les faire." En fin de lettre, Lorrain retablit le véritable texte d'un quatrain de son poème malmené par un journaliste de la Dépêche. Prométhée, crée par Gabriel Fauré dans un théâtre en plein air devant 15000 spectateurs à Béziers les 27 et 28 août 1900, lui amena une notoriété considérable. Composée sur un poème de Jean Lorrain, ce dernier pouvait difficilement en faire la critique lui-même. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller : Librairie BERTRAN