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      1900. 1. BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Chic: George M. Hill 1900. Large 8vo, pale green cloth stamped in red and green, 261p., Fine and bright - clean and tight, housed in custom cloth box. 1st ed., second state with no box around ads on page 2, 1st line on page 14 reads "low wail of", p.81 fourth line from bottom spells "pieces" correctly, p.[227] 1st line reads "While the Woodman", colophon in 13 lines with no box, verso title page has copyright, imperfect type on pages 100, 186, color plates perfect on p. 34 and 92. Binding state "c" with publishers imprint in red serifed type with the "o" of "Co." inside the "C". Hanff/Greene I.2 binding state C, 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 remarkable, beautiful, clean copy of the first edition.

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         "Mr William Archer": full-length caricature of the drama critic, translator and playwright, ink and wash on paper, mounted on board, signed "Max" at right and titled at left

      n.p, ca. 1900. (BEERBOHM, MAX) Image 12-3/4 x 6 inches, mat measures 16-5/8 x 10 inches. . Fine condition, framed. Not in Hart-Davis . UNRECORDED. Not in Hart-Davis, although a similiar image (#23, Full-length profile facing left, holding umbrella, 1898) seems to date from roughly the same period. William Archer (1856-1924) was, at the time of this caricature, the drama critic of the London "World", a profession which he followed throughout his career until, in 1921, he wrote "The Green Goddess" a phenomenally successful melodrama inspired by a dream and written for George Arliss, and became financially independent. He was the man "who made English and American audiences accept Ibsen", and his is the definitive translation of Ibsen's collected plays; he also collaborated with Shaw in the first version of "Widowers' Houses", and was doyen of the theatrical world of his day. He was the subject of no less than 14 recorded Beerbohm caricatures; this makes number 15. Provenance: Estate of William Hartmann Woodin

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         History of the 42d Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, Confederate States Army, Infantry

      Atlanta, Ga.: (Sisson Print). 1900. First. First edition. Gray crepe-textured wrappers printed in blue. 45, (1)pp. Portrait frontispiece, vignette printed in color. About fine. Scarce. .

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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.

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         Original drawing of a man with a motorized bicycle in a mountainous setting

      n.p, n.d., (c. 1900). (BICYCLES) 9-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches. India ink on thin paper, laid down on board; signed "Jo. Pennell" lower left and captioned "If this road is too bad one can shore up", lower right. . Joseph Pennell [1860-1926] was a noted illustrator, but his forte was architectural renderings in ink, oils and watercolors, etchings and lithographs. He was also the author of a number of books devoted art and travel subjects. This drawing, according to a Century magazine label on the verso, was done for an article on the theme of "Motor-cycle in Alps." We are unable to identify the machine precisely, but knowing Pennell's reputation for accuracy, it is likely to be a valid depiction. Cycle historians kindly note!

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      1900. 2. BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Chic: George M. Hill 1900. Large 8vo, pale green cloth stamped in red and green, 261p., light spine soil, light edge rubbing, spine ends creased, professional mends to front hinge and small bit of cloth at base of spine (both nicely repaired), else a really clean, tight, VG+ copy. 1st ed., second state with the following points: no box around ads on page 2, 1st line on page 14 reads "low wail of", p.81 fourth line from bottom spells "pieces" correctly, p.[227] 1st line reads "While the Woodman", colophon in 13 lines with no box, verso title page has copyright, imperfect type on pages 100, 186, color plates corrected on page 34 & 92. Binding state "c" with publishers imprint in red serifed type with the "o" of "Co." inside the "C". Illustrated by W.W. Denslow with 24 bright and bold color plates plus color illustrations in and around the text. Hanff/Greene I.2 binding state C, Peter Parley To Penrod p. 111-113. This is a really nice, clean copy of one of the most famous and beloved children's books of all times.

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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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         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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      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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      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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         The Confessions of S. Augustine In Ten Books

      London: Kegan, Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1900. leather_bound. Orig. full vellum, yapp edges, backstrip lettered in gilt. Teg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 346 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Limited edition, one of 400 printed in red and black on Arnold and Foster's unbleached handmade paper. Illustrations designed by Paul Woodroffe, and engraved on wood by Clemence Housman with title page engraved from a design of Lawrence Housman. Clean, fresh copy, uncut, minor cover dusting

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         C. 1900 - 1915 Collection of 175 Postcards All Sent to George Mandl, a Baker, at Various Hotels and Locations in Europe and America

      Various Places Listed: Various, 1900. The collection mostly of cards sent 1902-1908, with a few each from the surrounding years - about ½ dozen from late 19th century; with real-photo and printed examples; undivided backs and divided, a variety of European publishers and photographers, artists; most with postal markings and with varying amounts of text and mostly in the Austrian-German language; a tremendous selection of cards - topographical, comic, portrait, architectural, scenic views; sent by family, women and male friends; the collection hangs together in following this man's rapid progress of travel, intimately associated with his places of occupation, which are often named as part of the mailing address on the cards; in his Paris addresses, he is referred to as Viennois Boulanger - a Viennese baker - and in America, usually just noted as 'Baker'; Mr. Mandl appears to have traveled from Vienna, Austria to Paris; from there to Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New York and finally Minneapolis; there are at least 8 different Paris addresses mentioned, Restaurant Stein, Maison Straub, Rue Des Osteaux Hotel, more; the Averne Hotel in Long Island, NY; several Philadelphia addresses, some of which may have been workplace-related; the Havlin Hotel in Cincinnati; the Stanford in West End New Jersey; the Radisson in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the places his friends wrote from mostly consist of Austrian, German, Danish and other European locations; highlights include double-card panoramic views of 'Gruss aus Zwittau' (2 different) now Svitavy in the Czech Republic and a triple-card panorama of the town of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina (split at folds); a 1900 real-photo of Rettenegg in Austria; a nice action-filled undivided-back 1902 rppc of an early automobile on a country lane, going at full tilt with driver and woman companion & another passenger at front, phot. By Alois Beer Klagenfurt, Verlag Caspar &. Poltnig Villach, with cancel from that area and red 'Heller' stamp & one other cancel; a postally-used, undivided-back rppc delicately hand-colored card with the round Paris Des Champs Elysees (19)03 postal cancellation and brown 10 centimes Chiffre Taxe stamp and 3 unidentified triangular cancellation marks, depicting 5 scantily-clad bathing beauties standing on a 'diving platform' with a faux ocean backdrop, holding each other by the waist and getting ready to 'dive in' - they are wearing high-heeled shoes (of the time) and black stockings with big pink bows, yellow & black striped bathing suits; no publisher or printer noted, with the number 236 at bottom right of the image; many other cards with interesting cancels and postal markings; many of the cards are from countries in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, soon to be dissolved as a result of the first World War, with the concurrent changing of borders and name-locales; CONDITION: these cards were not kept in an album and thence there is wear, some darkening to backs; little corner abrasions and creases; overall, the group is in about good condition, having been placed in individual pc sleeves by us, protecting from further damage; tracing the journey of this man's baking career - and also the great perseverance over the years of his many friends staying touch with him. . First Edition. Not Bound. Good.

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         Scrimshaw portrait on bone "Captain Joshua Slocum 'Spray' 1896" with "The Voyage of Joshua Slocum"

      ca. 1900.. A competent scrimshaw portrait of Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail solo around the world, in his boat the "Spray" in 1896. The bone is quite flat, the decorated portion measuring 5.25 x 7.5", with a flange of bone behind acts as a stand behind the piece. It is slightly discolored along one side (marrow?). It is not believed to be whale bone. Overall, it is in pleasant original condition. "Of all the great American sailing ship captains, Joshua Slocum is the most legendary. When he brought the 37- foot SPRAY into the harbor at Newport, R.I., on the morning of June 27, 1898, he completed a feat of seamanship never before accomplished. For the first time a man had sailed alone around the world. Eleven years later, Slocum set out again alone, bound for the Orinoco River. He and the SPRAY were never seen again and no clue to his fate was ever found." (from the dust jacket.) The book includes the complete texts of "Rescue of some Gilbert Islanders; Voyage of the Liberdade, Voyage of the Destroyer; Sailing Alone Around the World, and the Aquidneck correspondence. Slocum cruised extensively in the Pacific and eastern Australian waters- Sydney, around Tasmania, Port Denison, Cooktown & the Islands in Queensland. 8vo, 401pp, frontis & photographic ills, map endpapers. Orig. white & aqua boards, price clipped pictorial dj rubbed and a bit chipped at edges.

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      Cambridge: The University Press. 1900. 4to., cloth; title, author's name, volume and Cambridge arms gilt-stamped on spine. xxvi, 549+(1); xxviii, 428; xxxii, 532; xvi, 17 plates, 40 pages.. 4 volumes. A bibliography of the manuscripts in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge University. Those manuscripts are kept in three cases, designated B (theological), R (historical, miscellaneous and oriental), and O (a collection donated by Robert Gale in 1738). Volume 1 includes class B, entries 1-417; Volume 2, class R, entries 418-1024; Volume 3, class O, entries 1025-1506. Volume 4 includes a description of the plates, addenda to the manuscripts (Porson manuscripts in class C), general addenda and corrigenda, 17 black and white plates and a general index. Each volume includes a preface by the author, a table showing the numbering of the manuscripts in the Catalogi Manuscriptorum Angliae and the library's shelf-marks, a list of donors and corrigenda. All entries include descriptive information, the shelf-mark, and contents. Boards faded; front board of Volume 2 bumped. Text very lightly tanned. .

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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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         Autograph Letter Signed ("Albert Einstein"), to Helene Kaufler-Savic, congratulating her on her recent marriage

      Zurich, thursday, [11 october 1900]. Small 8vo. Text in German. Pen and ink on paper. 2-1/2 pp. Fine. In quarter tan morocco box. CPAE vol. I, p. 268 (document no. 81); In Albert's Shadow: The Life and Letters of Mileva Maric, Einstein's First Wife, pp. 66-67 (document 8) . "Dear Miss Kaufler! 'so it is true! I warmly congratulate you for your good fortune and your decision and wish you all the happiness a young girl could imagine possible. "Of course if the things I see for you in your cards should not come true and you become a swift and productive housewife, then be a pleasure to him and an example to the rest of us. "Unless the Lord has something else in mind, I will however drop in at some point and cast critical glances around your little nest, to be assured of everything with the certainty of an old nose. "My honey, along with her sister arrived here two days ago and as usual I am together with her all day long. Neither of us has been able to find a job and are living off private lessons - if only we could find something, which is still highly unlikely. Is this not just like the life of a handyman or even a gypsy? However, I think we will be quite content as always. "Hopefully you will be coming together again to Zurich, so that the friendship doesn't get rusty. I am also looking forward to seeing you conduct yourself as the 'better half.' How your single classmates will envy you! "Once more, be warmly greeted and congratulated. Yours, Albert Einstein" With a 1-1/2 pp. Autograph Letter Signed from Einstein's future first wife Mileva Maric (married 1903), integral on the same stationery, in which Mileva refers to her work in the laboratory. CPAE publishes the text of Einstein's letter; In Albert's Shadow includes translations of both letters. Helen Kaufler Savic was the daughter of a Viennese attorney and history student at the University of Zurich where she met Mileva Maric and Albert Einstein, as well as her future husband Milivoy Savic, whom she married right around the time this letter was written

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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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         A Los Toros Album

      Barcelona. Hermanegildo Miralles. 1900. Extravagantly bound in scarlet piectorial gilt decorated boards, depicting a larged lace fan with bullfighting motifs, flowers and gilt titles. Publishers Colophon to rear board. Ornate coloured endsheets. Oblong Folio. 14.5"x10.5". The Second Edition. Illustrated by 28 Aquarelles by Perea. Complete as issued. A superlative collection of brilliant Aquarelles depicting all aspects of bullfighting culture. Text in Spanish, French, English and German. A very scarce issue. Some minor rubbing at edges and corners. Rear cover moderately soiled. A Near Fine extremely crisp and bright copy.

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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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         Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The

      1900. first edition. A Wonderful First Edition of the “Wizard of Oz”BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With pictures by W.W. Denslow. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900.First edition, second state of the text and second state of the plates. With the following points: p. [2], the publisher’s advertisement is not enclosed in a box; p. 14, line 1 begins: “low wail of…”; p. 81, the fourth line from bottom has “pieces”; p. [227], line 1 begins: “While The Woodman…”; and the colophon on the rear pastedown is set in thirteen lines and is not enclosed in a box, with the initial letter in black; with broken type in the last line of p. 100 and p. 186. The verso of the title has the copyright notice. The plate facing p. 34 is in the second state, without the two dark blue blots on the moon, and the plate facing p. 92 is in the second state, without red shading on the horizon. Quarto (8 3/8 x 6 7/16 inches; 212 x 163 mm.). 259, [1, blank], [1], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-four inserted color plates, including the title, which is included in pagination.Original light green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in red and a darker green (variant C, with the publisher’s imprint at foot of spine in plain, unserifed type, stamped in red rather than green, and with the “C” of Co.” encircling the “o”). Color pictorial pastedown endpapers (the front pastedown printed in black and gray and the rear pastedown printed in black and red). Issued without free endpapers. This copy inscribed "To my dear Lyman with a Merry Christmas greeting from Aunt Maud, 1901." The second state of the text was issued in 1900 and remained until 1903. Here, then, is one of the earliest examples of the second state text.This is a remarkable copy, in absolutely fine condition, totally untouched… by far the finest example we have ever seen. Housed in a velvet lined, green cloth clamshell case.“[Over] a century after this book’s first publication, few Americans are unfamiliar with the image of Dorothy being carried by a Kansas cyclone into the magical land of Oz, where she meets the scarecrow, the tin woodman, and the cowardly lion. Their adventures looking for the Emerald City and the wizard have become a permanent part of American popular culture. Baum’s work, originally self-published with striking illustrations by William Wallace Denslow, was an immediate success with children; its popularity now is largely based on the 1939 film, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. In his introduction to the book, Baum argued that ‘the old-time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as ‘historical’…the time has come for a series of newer ‘wonder tales.’…Modern education includes morality, therefore the modern child needs only entertainment in its wonder-tales.…’ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz lays claim to a place among the turning points in the secularization of American children’s literature” (The New York Public Library’s Books of the Century).Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 111-113. Greene and Hanff, pp. 25-27.

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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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      1900. 1. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. LITTLE CONTINENTALS with new stories and verses by Mabel Humphrey. NY: Frederick Stokes 1900. Large 4to (9 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slight bit of normal cover wear, near fine. Featuring 6 wonderful chromolithographed plates by Humphrey of various historical figures of the American Revolution depicted as children (plus color cover not repeated in text). Includes: Lafayette, Moll Pitcher, Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, Cornwallis and George Washington. It is said that Maud's son Humphrey Bogart posed for her illustration of Cornwallis. Stories and line illustrations in text are by Maud's sister Mabel Humphrey.

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      1900. 1. (PARRISH,MAXFIELD)illus. KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK by Washington Irving (on cover). A History of New York From The Beginning Of The World To The End Of The Dutch Dynasty by Diedrich Knickerbocker. NY: R.H. Russell, 1900 (1900). Folio (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, (299)p., top edge gilt, except for some spine and cover soil and rubbing, this is a near Fine copy of the 1st edition. A very early Parrish work, this features the cover plate plus 8 very wonderful black and white plates full of detail and imagination that are a perfect partner to Irving's clever parody. Printed by UPDIKE AT THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS. (See Ludwig p.25-6,30-1). A nice copy of a book that is extremely difficult to find in decent condition.

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         THE LOST HEIR

      1900. hardcover. Henty, G[eorge]. A[lfred]. THE LOST HEIR. Illustrated by Ernest Prater. New York: The Amsterdam Book Company, 1900. Original pictorially decorated olive green cloth, beveled. First Edition, American issue, of this novel for adults. One would assume, looking at the binding, that it is one of Henty's typical historical adventures for "young lads": it shows a fallen man under a tiger, while a soldier and a man astride an elephant rush to his rescue. In spite of the New York title page, this is a copy from the 1899 London first edition published by James Bowden (recently retired as managing director of the firm of Ward Lock & Bowden). Bowden clearly put this novel into such a binding with the hope of stimulating sales by deluding people into thinking it was a book for boys; this undoubtedly upset Henty, as he had a contract with Blackie for all such titles. This is a remarkably fine, bright copy. Although the number of copies of the first edition of THE LOST HEIR is not known, it could not have been many, as it is a very uncommon book -- like most all of Henty's books for adults. Newbolt 87.1 (no mention of copies with a New York title page) and Plate 14.(Sumner & Stillman Code:10161)

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      1900. hardcover. Yeats, W[illiam]. B[utler]. THE SHADOWY WATERS. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1900. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt, beveled. First Edition. This drama in verse form includes a few prose passages that are believed to be the work of Lady Gregory -- to whom Yeats dedicated the book. Although the number of copies printed is unrecorded, this is in our experience a rather scarce book. This is an unusually bright copy, fine except for a few faint scratches on the (blank) rear cover. Wade 30. VERSE / POETRY, DRAMA / PLAYS (Sumner & Stillman Code:7180)

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      1900. hardcover. Lang, Andrew ("edited by"). THE GREY FAIRY BOOK. With Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. Original grey cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition of the sixth "Fairy Book" organized and edited by Andrew Lang. There were twelve in all, each a different color, published from 1889 (BLUE) through 1910 (LILAC). In these books Lang retold many well-known fairy tales, not only for juveniles but also for adults. In their beautiful pictorial gilt bindings and profusely illustrated by Henry J. Ford, these fairy books were immensely popular holiday gifts among family members. THE GREY FAIRY BOOK contains 35 brief fairy tales, including "The Goblin Pony," "The Goat-faced Girl," "Udea and her Seven Brothers," "The Street Musicians" and "Prunella." This copy is in near-fine condition, with scarcely any external soil or wear (just a slight bit of rubbing at the extremities). The half-title (which is the only leaf with some foxing) has a small hole from overzealous erasure, and the leaves bear a few smudges from some child's dirty fingers -- but we do not see these Fairy Books in much better condition. FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL, CHILDREN'S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:10898)

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      1900. 2. BAUM,L.FRANK. THE NAVY ALPHABET. Chicago: Geo. Hill 1900. Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards. Slight cover soil, edges rubbed a bit as usual, corner of blank endpaper repaired else a VG+, nice clean copy.1st and only edition. Printed on rectos only, each leaf has hand-lettered text below which appear wonderful, rich full color illustrations by HARRY KENNEDY - all with a navy theme. Very scarce, especially in such nice condition.

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      1900. 1. HAWTHORNE,NATHANIEL. COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE - AUTOGRAPH EDITION. Bost.: Houghton Mifflin 1900. 22 volumes (complete). Tall 8vo's, blue buckram, spines uniformly faded else uncut and unopened and in fine condition. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES. Illustrated by the best artists of the day specifically for this edition. Each volume is illustrated by a different artist with each illustration in 2 states - in color and in gravure and the frontispiece in each volume is actually SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR! In addition, the limitation page is signed by the publisher and by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, Nathaniel's daughter who also wrote the introduction for this edition. The impressive list of artists includes many of the Brandywine illustrators: Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Anna Whelan Betts, Ethel Franklin Betts, Stanley Arthurs, Alice Barber Stephens, Frank Schoonover, Sarah Stilwell and Ellen Thompson. Also illustrated by Bertha C. Day, Childe Hassam, E. Boyd Smith, F.C. Yohn, Eric Pape, Jules Guerin, Frederick McCormick, C.S. Chapman, Mary Ayer, Clyde O. Deland and others. Those whose SIGNATURES are included are: Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Anna Whelan Betts, Childe Hassam, Alice Barber Stephens (2), Sarah Stilwell, Arthur Keller, F.C. Yohn, Eric Pape, Jules Guerin, Frederick McCormick, Mary Ayer, E.C. Peixtto, Harry Fenn, Frank T. Merrill, Edmund Garrett, Maud Cowles, Emlen McConnell, Albert Herter, B. West Clinedinst and Ross Turner.

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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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      Cambridge: The University Press. (1900). oblong 4to., cloth, title and logo gilt-stamped on front board, title gilt-stamped on spine. xii, 228, (2) pages.. Type specimens offered by the press. Frontispiece, photograph of the press's plant. Includes a historical sketch, dating its beginnings to 1639, when Joseph Glover of London engaged the services of printer Stephen Day. Although Glover died enroute to Massachusetts, Rev. Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard, provided oversight of the press's operations. In 1879, John Wilson and Charles Wentworth became proprietors, adding to it the firm John Wilson & Son. Facsimile title page of a 1640 Psalm book included, along with black and white illustrations of a 1661 New Testament and the first press in America included. Index. Some examples of the work of Will Bradley. Boards soiled and scuffed at edges. Recased with original spine laid down on newer cloth. New endpapers. Old library stamp in corner of a few pages. Very scarce book. .

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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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         Annals of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution, Volume I [ Alexander Graham Bell's Copy ]

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. First Edition. Hard Cover. vii, [1-blank], 266 pages. Foldouts, illustrations. Originally issued in wraps (and apparently a cloth edition as well) there were 2 special copies produced that we are aware of, both of which we've handled. The first was for made Langley, the founder of the Observatory. The second (this copy) was for Alexander Graham Bell who was on the board at the time. Both were done in special leather bindings, with the Smithsonian seal on the front cover, title of the volume, and the person to whom the copy was presented in the lower right corner. This copy has been rebacked to match the Langley copy, and has wear to the leather overall, several pieces of leather replaced, and some loss to the gold gilt lettering. This copy was presented to "DOCTOR ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution", so embossed in gold lettering lower right on the front board. There are no annotations internally that we can find by Bell, nor any other ownership marks, but it was clearly his copy. (from the SAO website) : 'It was not until 1890 that SAO was founded by Samuel Pierpont Langley, the Institution's third Secretary, primarily for studies of the Sun. Langley is remembered today as an aeronautical pioneer, but he was trained as an astronomer and was the first American scientist to perceive "astrophysics" as a distinct field. Langley invented the bolometer and studied infrared radiation from the Sun. He foreshadowed modern concerns about climate change by searching for links between solar and terrestrial phenomena.' A nice addition to any collection of books on astronomy or related to Alexander Graham Bell. Very Good.

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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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         Photograph album of an Adirondack camping and fishing trip

      [Adirondacks, NY], n.d. [ca. 1900]. (ADIRONDACKS) Photos various sizes, generally 4-1/2 x 3-5/8 in or 1-4/8 x 2-1/8 in. 66 silver prints mounted on loose paper. One image with glue burn-through, else fine . Fine album of amateur photographs taken of early 20th century camping trip to the Adirondacks, with scenes of canoeing, fishing, eating around the campfire and relaxing at camp. The album also includes many landscape scenes taken with a small-format Brownie camera

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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1900.. Dark blue cloth, stamped and ruled in gilt. A very good, bright copy. The Dedication Copy of this work, inscribed by Swinburne to his cousin: "Mary C.J. Leith from A.C. Swinburne." According to Wise's assertions, Swinburne had intended to include the long dedicatory verse to her in the first edition of 1899, but it, and a prose introduction, were discarded in proof stage (see Wise's extensive description of the set of proofs, with these components present in manuscript, in his collection). The introduction did not make it into this second edition, but the dedication, "To Mrs. Disney Leith This Play Is Inscribed By Her Affectionate Cousin," and the dedicatory poem, finally did. The recipient, Mary Charlotte Julia Gordon (later Mrs. Disney Leith), was the author of a number of works including ORIGINAL VERSES AND TRANSLATIONS" (1895), "A BLACK MARTINMAS. A STORY" (1912), "LOCHLAN'S WIDOW" (1913), and "THE BOYHOOD OF ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS BY HIS COUSIN ... (1917). She also wrote a "new preface" to the1910 third edition of Swinburne's THE CHILDREN OF THE CHAPEL. WISE, SWINBURNE, I:474-479.

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         The Square Book of Animals - Rhymes by Arthur Waugh

      London: William Heinemann, 1900. First edition. Square 4to. 12 color lithographs after original woodcuts. 14 pp. Original illustrated boards, chipped at extremities, cloth spine slightly frayed at front joint, light offsetting to text facing illustrations, else near fine

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      London. 12 February 1900.. Two pages, in ink, on two panels of folded quarto sheet of letterhead (30, Wellington Court, Albert Gate). Folded for mailing, else near fine. To Samuel G. Blythe (1868-1947), then editor of the BUFFALO ENQUIRER: "Objections? Indeed no. On the contrary I shall be glad. I shall now lay for the young man who called the other day, & who seemed to know a great many things -- & to lack delicacy in some little degree: for, while smoking my bad cigars & warming himself at my good fire he suddenly up & said, without any humane & softening preparations for the remark, that my Christian Science article had cost the Cosmopolitan 10,000 subscribers. He made me feel pretty bad, but I will transfer that sensation to him, now, when I catch him. And I will be sarcastic, & tell him Mr. Walker wants to lose another 10,000 & knows by harsh experience how to go about it. With my kindest regards to Mr. Walker, & best wishes to you & him & the magazine ...." Signed: "Sincerely Yours S.L. Clemens." Clemens refers to his article in the October 1899 issue of COSMOPOLITAN, "Christian Science and the Book of Mrs. Eddy," and to either J.B. Walker (owner) or E.D. Walker (editor) of the periodical at the time, and may have been writing Blythe in response to a request for reprint permissions for Clemens' then controversial article.

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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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         Sister Carrie

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1900. First edition. 8vo. . Original red cloth lettered in black. Hinges cracked, rear free endpaper missing, otherwise a pleasant, clean copy. In folding cloth box with leather spine label . Dreiser's first novel, published by Doubleday, Page in 1900, over the objections of Frank Doubleday. Fewer than 600 copies of this edition were distributed, and subsequent editions were cut and bowdlerized

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         Color Lithograph: Advertising poster for "Bloomer Cut Cigar," depicting two turn-of-the-century women wearing bloomers, seated, smoking cigars

      Boston: Eastern Specialty Mftg. Co, ca. 1900. (CIGARS) 15 x 20 inches. . Area of mold staining at the legs of one woman, else Fine. Framed and glazed

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         Drawing of mother and child walking hand in hand against a wintry wind

      [London, ca. 1900?]. 14-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches. Pencil and watercolor on artist's board. Docketed on rear "C Shepperson A.R.A. / 5 Mulberry Walk / Chelsea SW 3" . Shepperson (1867-1921) was a British illustrator who died just a few years after a tour of duty as a war artist (nearing the age of 50) in World War I

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         Pencil and Watercolor drawing, heightened with gold, signed ("Job") in lower right corner

      N.p., n.d [ca. 1900]. 13 x 10 1/2 inches. . Matted and framed . Fine, heroic portrait of Leopold of Austria on a throne in a flowering field, sword half drawn, with Justice and Clemency seated beneath. JOB, a French artist, is best remembered for his picture-albums for youth commemorating monarchs and military campaigns, for which this drawing must have been intended

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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 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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        Original pencil and watercolor scale drawing for processional cross for The Knickerbocker Greys "F. S.D. Processional Cross Length-72 ins. Brass & Oak Chromium Plated. Design A....Black-Starr & Frost Gorham, Inc."

      New York, ca. 1900. (KNICKERBOCKER GREYS) Image 23 x 15-1/2 inches; matted and framed to 29- 1/2 x 22 inches overall. . Framed and glazed . George R. Benda worked in New York at the end of the 19th century; he specialized in designs in silver, many for the noted firm of Black, Starr & Frost - Gorham, for whom he made this elegant rendering. The Greys are headquartered in New York's Seventh Regiment Armory

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