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         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. ]
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      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.

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      1900. 2. (BEDFORD,F.D)illus. FOUR AND TWENTY TOILERS by E.V. Lucas. London: Grant Richards no date [1900]. 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).

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         (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).- .

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         Lebende Thierbilder

      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.

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      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.

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      [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.

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         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. .

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         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).

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         DANDY LION

      2073. 2. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. DANDY LION by Clifton Bingham. Lond.: Nister [1900]. 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.

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      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..

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         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

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         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.

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         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.

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         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

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         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.

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         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, [3], 352; Volume II: vii, [3], 427; Volume III: ix, [3] 339; Volume IV: [3], 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.

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         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.

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      Merrill and Baker London: Merrill and Baker. n.d., circa 1900. 8vo., leather, raised bands, gilt-decorated spine and boards; top edge gilt, other edges uncut. variously paginated.. 32 Volumes. Limited edition of 25 numbered and registered sets. Editor's Autograph Edition. Edited by Richard Garnett, Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. Each volume with introduction by the editor. 32 octavo volumes. Illustrated with color frontispieces and black and white plates with descriptive tissue guards. Illustrations included photogravures, etchings, photo-etchings from original illustrations by Frederick Barnard, Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Dalziel, F.O.C. Darley, Luke Fildes, John Gilbert, Edwin Landseer, John Leech, Danile Maclise, J. Mahoney. F.W. Pailthorpe, Robert Seymour, Stanfield. F. Stone, Marcus Stone and others. Volume I of Pickwick Papers includes facsimile of Dickens's writing in a copy of that work presented to his aunt Mrs. Edward Barrow. The same volume also has an undated letter tipped in from Dickens to John Kenyon. Boards and spines beautifully, decoratively tooled in a floral design, with raised bands on spines. Title and place of publication gilt-stamped on spines. .

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         L'Art et le Beau. La Forme Humaine et sa BeautÈ. Etudes Artistiques

      Librairie Artistique et LittEraire 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.

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         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.

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         The Ascent of Mount St. Elias, Alaska

      Stokes New York: Stokes. 1900. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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         [Works]. Love's Labour Lost. The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Comedy of Errors. All's 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 Night's 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 Winter's Tale. Poems. Sonnets.

      London: The Vale Press 1900-1903.. 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 Rickett's Vale Press Shakespeare, rebound in a simple style redolent of many of the private press books of the era.

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      Presentation copy to "Mrs Fairfax Harrison [nee Hetty Cary, of Virginia landed gentry, kinswoman of the Carrs, Jeffersons and Randolphs and wife of the President of the Southern Railway] / from her friend & servant / O W Holmes / February 28 1905". Original printed buff boards, somewhat darkened and rubbed, but a clean copy. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1900.

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      1900. ONE OF ABOUT 25 COPIES ONLY, for presentation to employees and friends of the press. The Very Rare Unpublished Broadside Representing theBeginning of Cobden-Sanderson's Doves Press 267 x 197 mm (10 1/2 x 7 3/4"). Single column, 39 lines printed in Doves Press roman type on recto only. Tidcombe DPE-83. Top of verso with thin strip of light mounting discoloration (a small hole in this area skillfully repaired), one faint horizontal crease, a handful of very vague fox spots, but an excellent specimen, very clean and fresh. This is the exceedingly rare first item to be printed at the Doves Press: a passage from Cobden-Sanderson's article on bookbinding that sets forth his credo on the nobility of craftsmanship. In it, he calls for "the transformation of the workshop from a place in which to earn a wage, or to make a profit, into a place in which the greatest pleasure & the greatest honour in life are to be aimed at, pleasure in the intelligent work of the hand, & honour in the formation & maintenance of a great historic tradition." Before printing began on the Press' first book, "Agricola," Cobden-Sanderson decided to test the type. He chose this text to be printed in the form of a broadside that could be distributed and displayed (as our copy evidently was). The type was composed around June 1900 by John Henry Mason, and the page printed sometime in October by H. Gage-Cole, who inscribed and dated his own copies 3 November 1900. According to Tidcombe, "Copies were given to staff, pupils and friends 'to remind us of the spirit in which we should work'"; student Emily Preston "said it was considered a rare possession by the friends to whom it was presented." Only one other copy is recorded at auction since 1975.

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         Kongens Fald. 3 bd. (Foraarets Død. Den store Sommer. Vinteren). Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1900-01. Indbundet med alle deltitelblade, samt smudstitelblade og fællestitelblad i ét smukt privat halvlæderbind med guldsnit. Bindet signeret Karen Thygesen Holm.. Med tilskrift på friblad. "Til den hjælpsomme Martha [Marie Poulsen] fra din egoistiske Ven Tom [Kristensen]". Efter en længere drukperiode, efter konen Gerdas død, boede Tom Kristensen sammen med Martha, der senere bliv gift med maleren Paul René Gauguin og tog dennes navn

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         Autograph Letter signed ("SL Clemens") to New York attorney, Augustus T. Gurlitz, regarding Rudyard Kipling's copyright lawsuit [with:] Autograph Postcard Signed ("SL Clemens") to Gurlitz

      New Yorkdecember 3 1900; and december 13 1900 [New York], december 3, 1900; and december 13, 1900. 12mo. 2 pp., on single folded sheet. Letter a bit soiled, with the original envelope postmarked the same day; postcard with a few smudges . When, in 1890, the American publisher Fenno brought out a pirated edition of Kipling's works in direct competition with Scribner's authorized "Outward Bound" edition, Kipling appealed to his friend Mark Twain for help in taking action against Fenno. Here, Twain writes to Kipling's American attorney Gurlitz, acknowledging receipt of Scribner's set for comparison with the Fenno piracy: "I thank you quite immeasurably for the Kipling set, & you must send for the Fenno lot - whenever you need it, for I doubt if I get a chance in six months to study the matter, or even glance at it, my own planned-out body of work being formidable for extent & time-absorption. If you didn't get Howells to make an affidavit, he MUST do it. Everybody should help. -"Later, on March 14, 1901, Twain himself testified for the plaintiff in Kipling's lawsuit against Fenno for copyright infringement, and Twain himself engaged Gurlitz as his attorney in his own action against the Butler Brothers, publisher's of a pirated LIBRARY OF WIT AND HUMOR. It is quite likely that Twain's postcard to Gurlitz on 13 December, expresses his agreement to sue the Butler Brothers, for it reads simply: "What would it cost? - definitely."

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         Alberto azelio. maestro di musica al teatro la fenice di venezia. autografo su elenco manoscritto musica di proprieta' d'alberto azeglio. s.d. (seconda meta' dell'800).

      autografo del Maestro Alberto Azelio su testo manoscritto di 3 facciate "Musica di proprietà d'Alberto Azeglio"; lieve strappetto in corrispondenza della piegatura verso il margine interno; buon es..

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         Claudine à l'École. Septième édition.

      Paris; Librairie Paul Ollendorff, 1900. First edition, later printing. [18,5x12,5 cm]. [ix] + (1 blank), 336 pp. Later black half leather with decorated boards, green top edge and the other edges rough-trimmed. Wrappers preserved. Spine very slightly out of square. Rear top corner bumped. The wrappers are creased, soiled, and with minor losses. Rear wrapper is detached. The first two leaves with a minimal corner loss. There is a small hole in the inner margin of pp. 105/106 (a bit of the leaf is stuck to pp. 107) and a tear in the inner margin of pp. 107/108. Pp. 133/134, 325/326 and 335/336 detached. Contents toned, with some cornerfolds and a few small stains scattered through the text. Inscribed on the title: ''A Monsieur de Pinto [?] / Ma aspirant-collabo / Willy''. Henry Gauthier-Villars (1859-1931) was one of Paris's most influential music critics, and a central figure in the city's fashionable circles. Under the pseudonym Willy, he published around fifty titles between the years 1898 and 1908, novels as well as essays. Characteristic of his approach was the systematic use of ghostwriters, so called ''nègres'', by himself called ''collabos'', helpers. The ghostwriters were chosen carefully by Gauthier-Villars himself and worked under his direct supervision. Many of them were young writers and scholars who would later make a name for themselves in their own right, such as Jean de Tinan and Pierre Véber. Best known of Willy's ''nègres'' is obviously his first wife, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who under the pseudonym "Willy" between 1900 and 1903 wrote four novels about the young school girl Claudine, of which Claudine à l'École is the first. The novels, which are partly autobiographical, depict a young, provincial schoolgirl who discovers sensuality and big-city temptations. The novels became a huge commercial success, framed by the scandals of their equivocal content. Colette was later generally acknowledged as the author of the Claudine novels, of which later editions were signed ''Colette Willy'', and eventually ''Colette''. This copy was apparently given to a becoming ghostwriter

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         The Norwegian North Polar Expedition 1893-1896. Scientific Resultats. I-VI.

      A. W. Brögger, Christiania 1900-1906. 4:o. Vol. I. I. Colin Archer. The Fram. (4),VIII,16pp. + 3 plates (One folding). II. J. F. Pompeckj. The Jurassic Fauna of Cape Flora, Franz Josef Land. With a Geological Sketch of Cape Flora and its Neighbourhood by Fridtjof Nansen. Illustrated. 147,(7 last blank) pp. + 2 plates. III. A. G. Nathorst. Fossil Plants from Franz Josef Land. Illustrated. 26,(6, last 2 blank) pp. + 2 plates. IV. Robert Collett and Fridtjof Nansen. An Account of the Birds. 53,(1) pp. + 2 plates. V. G. O. Sars. Crustacea. 141,(3 blank) pp. + XXXVI plates each with 2 pages of accompanion text, IV pp. Vol. II. VI. H. Geelmuyden. Astronomical Observations. (6),III,(1),LX,136 pp. VII. Aksel S. Steen. Terrestrial Magnetism. (4),196 pp. + 17 plates. VIII. O. E. Schiötz. Results of the Pendulum Observations and some Remarks on the Constitution of the Earth`s Crust. 90 pp. Vol. III. IX. Fridtjof Nansen. The Oceanography of the North Polar Basin. (6), XI,(1),427,(1) pp. + 33 folding plates. X. Fridjof Nansen. On Hydrometers and the Surface Tension of Liquids. 87,(1) pp. Vol. IV. XI. H. H. Gran. Diatomaceae from the Ice-Floes and Plankton of the Artic Ocean. (6),74 ,(6) pp. + 3 plates. XII. John Klaer. The Lower Silurian at Khabarova. 16,(2) pp. + 1 plate. XIII. Fridtjof Nansen. The Bathymetrical Features of the North Polar Seas, with a Discussion of the Continental Shelves and Previous Oscillations of the Shore-Line. (With 29 plates).(2),231,(1) pp. + 26 plates, most folding (of 29, lacking I,XI and XXIX). Vol. V. XIV. O. B. Böggild. On the Bottom Deposits of the North Polar Sea. Appendix I: Analysis of the Bottom Deposits by O. Heidenreich and Charles J. J. Fox. Apendix II. Thalamophora of the Bottom Deposits and the Mud from the Ice Surface by Hans Kiaer. (6),62,(2) pp. + 3 folding plates. XV. V. Walfrid Ekman. On Dead-Water: being a description of the so-called phenomenon often hindering the headway of ships in Norwegian Fjords and elsewhere, and an experimental investigation of it causes etc. With a preface by Professor Vilhelm Bjerknes. X,152 pp. + 17 plates, one folding. XVI. Fridtjof Nansen. Protozoa on the Ice-Floes of the North Polar Sea. 22 pp. + 8 plates, each with 2 pages of accompanion text. Vol. VI. XVII. H. Mohn. Meteorology. XIV,(2)659,(1 blank) pp. + 20 plates. Vol II with 2 folding plates in pocket lower cover. Vol. I-IV in publisher`s green cloth. Top edge gilt else uncut. Vol. V-VI in publisher`s printed wrappers. Vol. I. Repaired tear at head of spine. Vol. II 25mm crack at lower joint at foot of spine and with weak inner hinges. Vol VI with spots on spine and folded corner lower cover. All volumes with Library stamps and cancellation stamps. Vol. I-III 29,5 x 23,5 cm. Vol. IV. 30 x 23 cm. Vol. V-VI. (Published by the Fridtjof Nansen Fund for the Advancement of Science). 29,5 x 23 cm.. Plates in pocket Vol. II. Pl. I. Track of the Fram from 1893, September, to 1895, February. Pl. II. Drift of the Fram from 1895, February, to 1896 August, and Nansen`s and Johansen`s Sledge-Expedition

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         L'art decoratif moderne. exposition universelle - 1900. sections francaise et etrangeres. paris, schmid, s.a. (1900 ca.).

      Cm. 46, una carta di frontespizio + 39 (di 40) tavole con moltissime illustrazioni fotografiche. Senza legatura (come d'origine?). Mancante della tavole 36 e con qualche segno d'uso marginale. Rara raccolta iconografica sullo stile prevalentemete déco imperante nei padiglioni dell'expo parigina del '900.

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      1900. An Original Watercolor Drawing of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix PotterPOTTER, Beatrix (1866-1943). “Peter Rabbit Sledging.” [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1900]. Early pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing. Depicts two rabbits, wearing blue sweaters, in the snow, with one rabbit pulling a sled which has overturned on the other rabbit. Image size: 3 x 4 inches; 90 x 115 mm. Exhibited: The British Art of Illustration 1800-1995. Matted, framed, and glazed.Anne Wright Hobbs (past curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum) saw this painting on our stand at the recent London International Antiquarian Book Fair and told us of this painting's importance. She subsequently sent us an email saying that she had found two other very similar drawings to this one."The unfinished preliminary study is from the Linder Bequest at the V&A (LB 1009, but the catalogue entry not worth searching out: no more information than I have given you here). The medium is watercolour and sepia ink over pencil. "The finished picture is one of a pair of designs from the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP no. is: RBD BP ART 10a). This design was reproduced on the cover of their 1966 souvenir booklet. The other one (I don't have a copy) shows the rabbits progressing from right to left, one pulling along the sledge in which the other rabbit sits; there is a signpost on the left. The picture is initialed (bottom right): 'HBP', and dated: '94'. It is reproduced in a little guide to the Free Library of Philadelphia's Beatrix Potter collections (1996), which erroneously describes it as 'n.d.'! That picture is also reproduced on the front page of the exhibition list for a display shown in 2001-2002. "The two Free Library of Philadelphia designs are drawn on recto and verso of a card, 9x12 cm. The first drawing is also inscribed (lower right corner): 'turn over'. It was given to the Free Library of Philadelphia by W. Atlee Burpee, 1959. (See greeting card issued by the Free Library of Philadelphia, entitled 'Bunnies in the snow'.) "Beatrix Potter seems to have made several versions of the rabbit card, or at least of one of the designs. The pre-tumble scene features on a card sent to the sisters Elizabeth and Eleanor Lupton, second cousins of BP, and as sold by Kidson-Trigg of Swindon in September 2006. "I am pretty sure that the Free Library of Philadelphia managed to acquire another version.

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