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        The War of the Worlds

      Bright, fresh grey board covers with minor bumping at extremities and a little fraying at foot of spine. Bold black titles. 32 pages of adverts in the back, some which are uncut. Moderate to heavy foxing on front and back endpapers with some light foxing throughout. Page 23 has sizeable corner torn off, as has p123 and p255 has some tearing on the edge. Gift inscription dated 1902 on ffep. Overall, a very nice copy for a collector's library.

      [Bookseller: M Richardson Rare Books]
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        CRUISE OF THE CACHALOT, Round the World After Sperm Whales

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1898. Scarce First Edition of the Author's First Book. With frontispiece and 7 additional illustrations on plates and with a folding map. 8vo, publisher's original royal blue cloth gilt lettered on the spine and with a whale in gilt on the upper cover. xx, 379 pp. A very fine, bright, handsome and clean copy, with none of the common spotting or toning at all, the cloth vivid and fresh, a bit of minor refurbishment to the meeting of the rear pastedown and free-fly. SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF A CLASSIC OF WHALING ADVENTURE. Kipling had this to say of it: "It is immense--there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep sea wonder and mystery...." Bullen was first mate on the Cachalot and the book covers his adventures on his first whaling mission from being stuck in New Bedford with no ship to witnessing an epic battle between a sperm whale and giant squid in the East Indies. A very interesting glimpse into a way of life lost to time.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force, An Episode of Frontier War, the first printing of the Colonial edition with the Indian errata slip

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1898. First Colonial edition. Hardcover. This is the scarce first edition, first printing of the “Colonial Library” issue of Churchill's first book, bearing the unusual and rarely seen Indian errata slip arranged personally by Churchill. The author's first book recounts his experiences when attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First printing copies of the Colonial issue were produced in small numbers simultaneously with the Home Issue. The harsher climate and condition of the colonies meant low survival rates and often poor condition for those few examples that survived. Complicating matters for collectors, there were no fewer than 10 different editions, printings, and binding variations for the very small number of Colonial issues ultimately produced from 1898 to 1901. Here is the important first printing of the Colonial issue made still more scarce and desirable by the presence of the rare Indian errata slip unique to this particular Colonial issue. Publication of the first edition of 1898 was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Per Cohen in his Bibliography: "Colonial Library copies are known with an unusual errata slip, which was prepared in India on or about 7 April 1898. It was, therefore, in all likelihood available in first edition copies in India before the domestic errata slips were available in London and certainly before the domestic errata slips were available in India." (Cohen p.14). Churchill was still serving in India at the time. In a 22 March 1898 letter to his mother, Churchill lamented the "gross & fearful blunders" of the first edition and stated: "I may catch the Indian edition, in which the absurdities would be most laughed at." Evidence indicates that Churchill personally arranged for the printing of the Indian slips, paid for them himself, and had them tipped into the Colonial copies before distribution. They are printed on distinctive laid, watermarked paper and contain four additional corrections not found on the domestic errata slip, as well as small differences in the other corrigenda. Given the provenance of the Indian errata slip, we can be confident that this copy originally sold in India, where the young author was serving at the time. This first printing of the colonial issue is also noteworthy for being the only of the many books published in Churchill's lifetime with the “L.” for “Leonard” appearing on both the binding (spine and lower front cover) and the title page. This is an original, unrestored copy, meaning it has not been rebacked or had endpapers replaced like so many of the copies that survive. Condition is very good, particularly given the inherent rigors associated with colonial provenance. The binding is square, the hallmark greenish-gray color still distinct on both the covers and spine, the striking front cover illustrated in blue only modestly scuffed, the spine gilt still bright. We note wear to corners and spine ends, light overall scuffing and soiling, and a small, stray ink mark to the center front hinge. The contents are improbably bright and clean for a colonial issue, with only a few trivial spots and no previous ownership marks. The frontispiece and original tissue guard are intact, the maps present and properly folded. The contents are firmly attached to the binding, despite a cosmetic split following the front free endpaper that exposes the intact mull beneath. Overall, a well-preserved and completely original copy of this first printing of the first Colonial Library issue, sold in India while Churchill was still there. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.2.c, Woods/ICS A1(ab.1), Langworth p.15.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force. An Episode of Frontier War.

      London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898. First edition, second issue. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed and stained), bookplate label to front free endpaper, lacking the rear free endpaper, bookseller's label for W. H. Smith to rear pastedown, front hinge cracked, previous owner's name inscribed to the half-title, photographic frontispiece, pp. xiv; [2 - list of maps]; errata slip; folding colour map; pp. 336; 32 (publisher's catalogue, dated 3/98); five further maps and plates (the map of operations in Bajaur with old miscreases; the sketch listed to be at page 252 actually bound in at p. 174), internally clean, a good copy. First edition of Churchill's first book, with the errata slip and the advertisements dated 3/98 (in the first issue they are dated 12/97). The book recounts Churchill's dates fighting Afghan tribesmen in North-West India in 1897, where the author was sent as a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. There is only one impression of the first edition, the issues distinguished by the date of the publisher's advertisements.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Robur le conquérant. Un billet de loterie. Frritt - Flacc

      New illustrated edition of 87 drawings by Benett and Roux. The draw is still that of the first carton and is dated 1886.Publisher cartonnage said "To the golden globe", type 3, with the second flat type Engel h, with intertwined letters JH on a black background.Beautiful first plate with gleaming golds, but the red frame of the border carrying many rubs, speckling red percaline; the still also has a scraped area. The back, whose golds are still well marked suffered the same scratches in many places. Headdresses slightly folded. Nice second board with some stains. Although slightly folded, the corners are solid and pointed. Some pale foxing scattered. Hetzel Paris 1898 Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm) 220pp. ; 198pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La Lithographie originale en couleurs. Couverture et estampe de Pierre Bonnard.

      Paris; publication de L'Estampe et l'affiche, 1898. First edition. 22,5x19 cm. (2), 43, (2, 3 blanks) pp. + lithographed frontispiece. Later tan boards with black leather label on spine. Both wrappers preserved. The spine label has slightly worn edges. Foot of spine is a bit bumped, and there is a 9 cm long crack in lower front joint. The rear wrapper is insignificantly soiled. Contents are very fine. The frontispiece and the front wrapper are both lithographies by Bonnard. The book was printed in 1000 copies, of which 200 were numbered copies on Holland paper, and 800 unnumbered copies on vellum paper. This copy belongs to the latter group. “Only Mellerio perceived color lithography as the most consistent common denominator of the avant-garde, regardless of philosophical or aesthetic bent – symbolist, pointillist or realist. His book systematically supported this view with critical analyses of the work of more than forty artists while documenting the publishers, the printers, and publications which promoted the medium.” (Cate and Hitchings, The Color Revolution. Color Lithography in France 1890-1900, pp. 74). “Because of its cover and multi-color frontispiece, this book is often considered the first French livre de peintre with original color lithographs.” (Hofer, The Artist & the Book, 1860-1960, pp. 26).

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine. Cinq cent millions de la Bégum. Les révoltés de la Bounty

      New editionEditor's cartonnage says "Au globe dorée". Hetzel Paris 1898 Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm) 203pp. ; 185pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Buccaneers of America; a True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years Upon the Coast of the West Indies By the Buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortunga (both English and French) ....

      London: Swan Sonnenschein and Co, 1898. Octavo. xxxv, 508pp. A careful re-issue of the English edition of 1684 as translated from the Amsterdam original of 1678, with frontispiece and all the original engravings, fold-out map and numerous line drawings of shoreline approaches. The last page of the index has some toning and with a Maggs Brothers notice bound in and dated December 9, 1922. handsomely bound in a newer 3/4 maroon morocco over maroon cloth, central gilt bust of a buccaneer over cloth pastedown, raised bands, compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt. Previous owner's name of Henry P. Frank, who served as chief cook on the S.S. Yarmouth and who loved the lore of the sea.

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        Au pays des Ba-Rotsi. Haut-Zambèze. Voyage d'exploration en Afrique et retour par les chutes Victoria, le Matébéléland, le Transvaal, Natal, Le Cap

      - Hachette & Cie, Paris 1898, 19x28,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition illustrato con 105 incisioni e 2 mappe pieghevoli alla fine del volume. Alcuni foxing minori che colpisce principalmente l'inizio e la fine del volume. Il legame di piena editor di percaline verde pino, liscio di nuovo con un fiorellino oro, un piccolo graffio in oro pista sul retro, piatti smussati, guardie e contreplats carta per la nave, la testa dorata. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Alfred Bertrand al conte Pimodan: "... in memoria dei nostri gare in Engadina ..." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 105 gravures et de 2 cartes dépliantes en fin de volume. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement le début et la fin du volume. Reliure de l'éditeur en pleine percaline vert sapin, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, un petit accroc au niveau du titre doré sur le dos, plats biseautés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée. Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alfred Bertrand au comte de Pimodan : "... en souvenir de nos courses dans la haute-Engadine..."  

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        Le tour du monde en 80 jours. Le docteur Ox

      New editionPublisher cardboard says "Au globe doré" of the 3rd type, with the second flat type Engel h, the intertwined letters of the rose on a black background. Hetzel Paris 1898 217pp. ; 211pp. relié

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        La Lithographie originale en couleurs. Couverture et estampe de Pierre Bonnard.

      - Paris; publication de L?Estampe et l?affiche, 1898. First edition. 22,5x19 cm. (2), 43, (2, 3 blanks) pp. + lithographed frontispiece. Later tan boards with black leather label on spine. Both wrappers preserved. The spine label has slightly worn edges. Foot of spine is a bit bumped, and there is a 9 cm long crack in lower front joint. The rear wrapper is insignificantly soiled. Contents are very fine. The frontispiece and the front wrapper are both lithographies by Bonnard. The book was printed in 1000 copies, of which 200 were numbered copies on Holland paper, and 800 unnumbered copies on vellum paper. This copy belongs to the latter group. ?Only Mellerio perceived color lithography as the most consistent common denominator of the avant-garde, regardless of philosophical or aesthetic bent ? symbolist, pointillist or realist. His book systematically supported this view with critical analyses of the work of more than forty artists while documenting the publishers, the printers, and publications which promoted the medium.? (Cate and Hitchings, The Color Revolution. Color Lithography in France 1890-1900, pp. 74). ?Because of its cover and multi-color frontispiece, this book is often considered the first French livre de peintre with original color lithographs.? (Hofer, The Artist & the Book, 1860-1960, pp. 26). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        Sense and Sensibility; Emma; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

      Absolutely delightful set of these highly sought after pocket editions. Comprises 2 volumes of Sense and Sensibility; two of Emma; two of Pride and Prejudice; two of Mansfield Park; and singles of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. A little browning to prelim pages and the odd speck here and there on the light green decorative cloth boards. No inscriptions. Tissue guards all appear to be intact. Second volume of Sense and Sensibility appears slightly sun faded by vignette on spine. This is a fine set indeed.

      [Bookseller: M Richardson Rare Books]
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      Lipsiae: B.G.TEUBNERI, 1898. BROSSURA. DISCRETO. 12 18. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Eleganter Herr auf Aussichtsterrasse. Bleistift und Buntstift.

      Bez. und sign. 12 x 19,2 cm. Mit flottem Strich gezeichnete Darstellung eines älteren Herren mit Hut und Zigarre, der dem Betrachter skeptisch entgegen sieht. Dahinter öffnet sich der Blick auf an einem Flußlauf gelegene Häuser. - Der Hamburger Maler Hermannes besuchte von 1898-1904 die Münchener Akademie unter Carl von Marr. - Auf festerem Papier an den Ecken montiert. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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      8 bd. Originaludgave. Kbhvn.: Nordiske og Gyldendal 1898-1904. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar med bred margin indbundet med de orig. omslag og guldsnit foroven i smukt privat halvlæder med rigt forgyldte rygge. Bindene signeret Anker Kyster.

      [Bookseller: Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Soldier and Traveller. Memoirs of Alexander Gardner,

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1898. Colonel of Artillery in the Service of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. With an Introduction by The Right Hon. Sir Richard Temple. Octavo. Original moderate reddish-brown cloth, lettered on the spine and front board, teal surface-paper endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Gardner, every inch the Scottish Sikh in tartan approximation of a shalwar qameez, talwar in hand, and one other portrait, 2 full-page maps. Neat gilt supralibros of the parliamentary library of New South Wales to the upper board, very slightly rubbed and bumped, ink stamp neatly removed from the title page, some foxing front and back, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon, and highly sought-after memoir. "An adventurer and soldier of fortune, Gardner (1785-1877) travelled through much of Central Asia and Afghanistan before joining the service of Ranjit Singh in 1832. Carefully edited by Major Pearse, Gardner's memoirs tell in a rough-hewn fashion of his experiences as the Commander of Sikh artillery in the 1835 conflict with Afghanistan over control of the Peshawar Valley. Similarly, Gardner gives an accounting of the bloody internal struggle for control of the Sikh State following the death of Ranjit Singh. With the imposition of British dominion over the Sikhs at the conclusion of the First Sikh War of 1846, Gardner's memoirs recede into the record of his retirement years spent in the Vale of Kashmir" (Riddick). Chopra, with reference to this work, considered that the work of Western scholars "rendered great service to the Punjab and their works still have great bearing on the language, culture and history of the region" (p.48).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Leda ou la louange des bienheureuses ténébres Avex dix dessins en couleurs par Paul-Albert Laurens

      Paris, Édition du Mercure de France, 1898 - 21 SS., 2 Bll., 10 Farblithographien, unbeschnittenes Bütten Einband mit leichten Randläsuren, sonst gut erhaltenes Expl., Nr. 257 von 600 Explen auf verge d`Arches, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        AMORI (GLI)

      Galli, Milano 1898 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 282 . Formato: 16° . Rilegatura: Brossura manca dorso . Stato: Discreto . Caratteristiche: Da rilegare. Foto disponibili .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scripta Manent]
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        Aenne Biermann: 60 Fotos. 60 Photos. 60 photographies. 1930. "Der literarische Foto-Streit". "The literary dispute about photography". "La querelle au sujet de la photographie".

      11 S., 60 Fotos. Gr.-8. Orig.-Karton mit Orig.-Klarsichtumschlag (kleine Fehlstelle am Rücken). Erstausgabe - Heidtmann 5346. (= Fotothek 2). Mit einer Einführung von Franz Roh. Layout und Typographie von Jan Tschichold, der auch den Schutzumschlag gestaltet hatte. Erste Monographie über die früh verstorbene Fotografin der Neuen Sachlichkeit Aenne Biermann (1898-1933 ). - Querschnitt durch das der Realfotografie verpflichtete Werk von Aenne Biermann, unter Ausschluss von Fotomontage und Fotogramm. (Bolliger). Sehr gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat lesenhilft]
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        Die Arbeit der Verdauungsdrüsen. Vorlesungen. Autorisierte Übersetzung aus dem Russischen von A. Walther.

      Wiesbaden Bergmann 1898 - (25,5 x 16,5 cm). XII, 199 S., 2 Bll. Anzeigen. Mit 17 Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe mit Zusätzen, die selbst in der russischen Originalausgabe nicht enthalten sind. - Pawlow gibt hier einen zusammenhängenden und vollständigen Überblick über seine auf die Funktion der Magendrüsen und des Pankreas bezogenen Arbeiten der letzten zehn Jahre. "Pavlov made perhaps the greatest contribution to our knowledge of the physiology of digestion. Especially notable was his method of producing gastic and pancreatic fistulae for the purpose of his experiments. The second published edition was a German translation by A. Walther. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiologie in 1904" (G/M). - Titel verso gestempelt. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - Darmstaedter S. 939 und 969; vgl. PMM 385; Garrison-Morton 1022; Horblit 83 (alle die russische EA) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Friedrich Gerstäcker * 24 Bände komplett * Verlag Costenoble (1898) * Serie 1+2

      Biete die komplette 24-bändige Reihe der Ausgewählten Werke von Friedrich Gerstäcker an, erschienen im Verlag Hermann Costenoble Jena. 24 Bände in rotes Ganzleinen gebunden, mit aufmontiertem Deckelbild, erschienen 1898. Zweite Volks- und Familienausgabe. Neu durchgesehen und herausgegeben von Dietrich Theden. Alle Bände sind mehrfach gelesen, jedoch allesamt in gutem altersgemäßen und sammelwürdigen Zustand. Die Ränder, Ecken und Buchrücken sind etwas bestoßen. Die roten Leinen sind bei einigen Banden teils ein wenig ausgeblichen. Innen sind die Bände, bis auf die üblichen Altersbräunungen, in sauberem Zustand. Die Bindungen bei allen Bänden sind intakt. Es gibt keine losen oder lockeren Seiten. 1. Serie, Band 1: Die Regulatoren in Arkansas * 1. Serie, Band 2: Die Flußpiraten des Mississippi * 1. Serie, Band 3: Gold! * 1. Serie, Band 4: Unter dem Äquator * 1. Serie, Band 5: Nach Amerika! (Erster Band) * 1. Serie, Band 6: Nach Amerika! (Zweiter Band) * 1. Serie, Band 7: Tahiti * 1. Serie, Band 8: Die Colonie * 1. Serie, Band 9: Eine Mutter * 1. Serie, Band 10: Mississippi-Bilder * 1. Serie, Band 11: Der Erbe * 1. Serie, Band 12: Im Busch * 2. Serie, Band 1: Die beiden Sträflinge * 2. Serie, Band 2: Hell und Dunkel * 2. Serie, Band 3: Unter den Pehuenchen * 2. Serie, Band 4: Blau Wasser * 2. Serie, Band 5: General Franco * 2. Serie, Band 6: Sennor Aguila * 2. Serie, Band 7: Aus zwei Welttheilen * 2. Serie, Band 8: Der Kunstreiter * 2. Serie, Band 9: Reisen (Erster Band) * 2. Serie, Band 10: Reisen (Zweiter Band) * 2. Serie, Band 11: Streif- und Jagdzüge * 2. Serie, Band 12: Im Eckfenster

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        Charles 1...

      London & Paris: Goupil & Co, Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant & Co, 1898. Folio, colour frontispiece & engraved plates, protected with tissue guards; full brown morocco; gilt spine and tooling, marbled end papers with inner gilt dentelles; bookplate of John Stafford Reid Byers. A comprehensive biography of Charles 1, by Sir John Skelton who died in 1897 in the year preceding publication illustrated with photogravures of portraits, places and objects. The binding is elegant with gilt coat of arms of Charles I and decoration. Light scattered foxing.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1898 - 1898 Wisden Publisher's Hardback Fine Condition

      1898. For sale here is an 1898 Wisden Publisher's Hardback in absolutely immaculate condition - probably the best that we have seen. The book has had no restoration. The front and rear boards are in flat, bright, almost as new condition. To be really picky there are two tiny bumps - one at the top of the front board in the centre and another approximately three quarters of the way down on the right hand side. The gilt is as new to the front board. The spine and spine gilt are in fabulous condition. The front and rear hinges are extremely strong and the yellow end papers, both front and rear, are bright and unmarked. The contents and photographic plate are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. A fabulous copy. If buying from overseas please contact us before purchasing to check payment arrangements and postage details.

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        Six Drawings Illustrating Theophile Gautier’s Romance Mademoiselle De Maupin.

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1898. Folio, 6 photogravure plates by Beardsley, loose as issued in printed wrappers within publisher's cloth-backed portfolio a little worn and browned at edges but very good, internally fine. Limited to 50 copies, this copy numbered 22 and signed by Leonard Smithers. A very scarce portfolio; plate 4 “The Lady at the Dressing Table” is often called one of Beardsley’s masterpieces (see Reade p.363).

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        Il Rinascimento delle ceramiche maiolicate in Faenza – Le ceramiche e maioliche faentine dalla loro origine fino al principio del secolo XVI. Appunti storici documentati con XX tavole di stoviglie antiche.Tipografia – Litografia G. Montanari 1898 Unito: L’opera: Il rinascimento delle Ceramiche maioliche in Faenza del Prof. F. Argnani, giudicata dal Comm. Prof. Corrado Ricci, dal Cav. Prof. I. B. Supino, dal Dott. F. Malaguzzi-Valeri.Bologna, Libreria E. Martelli, 1908

      Litografia G. Montanari; Libreria E. Martelli, 1898; 1908, Bologna, - In quarto grande (32,5×24,5 cm) e in 8° (24×16,2 cm); (10), 327, (3) pp. e 4 c. di tav. fuori testo, (6), XL c. di tav. più volte ripiegate, 14, (2) pp. Tutte e due le opere complete. Brossure editoriali illustrate da Piancastelli, con immagini in litografia in ricca coloritura. Tre prime rare edizioni. Per la prima opera tiratura in 500 esemplari numerati, il nostro porta il numero 309. Un piccolo strappetto senza perdita di carta, anticamente riparato al frontespizio del primo volume, praticamente invisibile ed ininfluente e per il resto, esemplare in ottime condizioni di conservazione, Incredibilmente, il nostro esemplare si presenta ancora a fogli chiusi. Opera assolutamente completa anche della sua brossura editoriale, spesso assente. La seconda opera contiene alcuni testi redatti da noti studiosi, dedicati a questa celebre opera ed è anch’essa un’opera rara. Il Il Rinascimento delle ceramiche maiolicate in Faenza è considerata la più importante fonte sulle ceramiche maioliche faentine nel rinascimento e venne redatta dal notoIMG_6010_clipped_rev_1studioso ed artista faentino, Federigo Argnani (Faenza 1822-1905) fondatore della Pinacoteca di Faenza, grande amico del pittore Stefano Ussi. L’autore si formò presso l’Accademia di Firenze dedicandosi inizialmente ad eseguire incisioni calcografiche. Ben presto, però, venne chiamato a Faenza presso la prestigiosa Scuola Tecnica Faentina per insegnare disegno. Argnani fu anche un valente soldato ed un fervente patriota e prese parte attiva ai moti risorgimentali. Il suo studio sulle ceramiche faentine è considerato uno degli studi più importanti, anche se presenta alcune inesattezze, sulle ceramiche faentine rinascimentali. Le magnifiche tavole a colori più volte ripiegate, come tutte le illustrazioni dell’opera, furono realizzate dallo stesso autore. Argnani a proposito del suo studio, scrive nell’introduzione che l’opera tratterà delle "maioliche faentine sparse per l’Italia con indagini effettuate nelle città di Bologna, Ferrara, Padova, Venezia, Mantova, Parma, Modena, Firenze, Arezzo, Perugia, Pesaro, Ravenna, Forlì, Fano, Ancona, Fabriano, Gubbio, Arezzo. dove taluni artisti maiolicari di Faenza trasportarono l’industria delle ceramiche. al fine di discernere con sicurezza le stoviglie lavorate in Faenza da quelle lavorate in città dove quest’Arte venne qui importata". In appendice al primo volume si trovano i "Documenti raccolti dal Prof. Carlo Malagola per la storia delle maioliche di Faenza, dove Argnani cerca di chiarire alcuni aspetti poco conosciuti della storia e delle innovazioni tecniche legate alle ceramiche maioliche faentine dal il XIV ed il XV secolo. Prima edizione, in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione ed ancora a fogli chiusi. Rif. Bibl.: IT\ICCU\RAV\0078369 e IT\ICCU\UBO\2286530.

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        L'anarchiste russe Piotr Kropotkine prend du retard dans son courrier.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1 In-8 04/04/1898 Avec enveloppe. bon « Dear Mr Tozer, To do things late is very bad, still people say it is better than never. So I send you this letter which laid I don't know how many days on my table as I could not find your address. At last I find Rose's address & send this letter with many many apologies. Your sincerely. P. Kropotkine » Anarchiste russe. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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        Rare lettre du père bâtisseur de Phat-Diem, Tran-van-Luc (père Six).

      - 1 lettre signée 1 In-4 16/03/1898 très bon Rare lettre en latin du père bâtisseur de Phat-Diem, le père Six. Il remercie Salles de l'envoi de photographies prises lors de sa visite à Phat-Diem. Curé bâtisseur vietnamien ; il édifia sur des marécages à Phat-Diem, de 1891 à 1895, le plus grand ensemble architectural du Vietnam consacré au culte catholique, qui fut en partie détruit par un bombardement américain en 1972. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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        Festschrift zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum.

      Nürnberg Selbstverlag 1898 - (28 x 41 cm). 47 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und 20 Tafeln. Original-Halbleinwandband. Aufwendige und dekorative Firmenschrift. - Die Abbildungen zeigen neben einigen Portraits und Firmenansichten überwiegend die verschiedenen Produktionsstätten (für Bogenlampen, Gleichstrommotoren, Lokomotiven und Wagen, Straßenbahnen, Scheinwerfer etc.) und ihre Kraftzentralen. - Stempel auf Titel. Vorsatz und 2 Blätter mit kleinem Einriss. Einband etwas bestoßen. Rücken restauriert, sonst gut erhalten und innen sauber. - Selten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Stories Toto Told Me

      John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1898 - First edition. 118pp. + colophon. Original grayish wraps. Bodley Booklets Number Six. Good only with back wrap detached but present, creased front cover, chipping and loss to spine. Other than former owner's name (Hugh M. Tosh) and 1908 date written on front free endpaper, internally clean and bright. The rare first separate book publication of "Baron Corvo," AKA Frederick Rolfe, a remarkably "out" turn-of-the-century gay British author and eccentric whose unusual fiction has inspired a cultish following. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1898. ONE OF 160 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). This is the Kelmscott edition of Morris' favorite of his own writings, a Nordic epic inspired by his trip to Iceland in 1871. According to Sparling, the borders here were among the last Morris designed, and were inspired by the decoration in two 13th century psalters in Morris' library. Morris began planning to do an edition of "Sigurd" soon after the founding of the press, but it did not come to pass until after his death. This is one of the scarcer Kelmscott volumes, and this copy is in particularly desirable condition.. 330 x 245 mm. (13 x 9 1/2"). 4 p.l., 207, [3] pp. ONE OF 160 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). Original limp vellum, six silk ties, gilt titling on spine. With woodcut initials and border decorations, two double-page borders designed by Morris, and two full-page woodcuts by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Peterson A-50; Sparling 50. A little mild soiling to vellum, otherwise A CHOICE COPY, clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. This is the Kelmscott edition of Morris' favorite of his own writings, a Nordic epic inspired by his trip to Iceland in 1871. According to Sparling, the borders here were among the last Morris designed, and were inspired by the decoration in two 13th century psalters in Morris' library. Morris began planning to do an edition of "Sigurd" soon after the founding of the press, but it did not come to pass until after his death. This is one of the scarcer Kelmscott volumes, and this copy is in particularly desirable condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C 3 3

      Slim 8vo. London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Slim 8vo, [4]. 31ff. Printed on hand-made paper on one side of the page only. Original quarter white buckram, mustard boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, a good copy slightly soiled and backstrip browned. Quarter blue morocco slipcase. First edition, one of 800 copies on handmade paper. This controversial poem was written by Wilde under the pseudonym of the number he was given in prison. It includes some of Wilde's most famous lines: "each man kills the thing he loves"; "some love too little, some too long, some sell while others buy"; "every prison that men build is built with bricks of shame".

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        Representative Men Of Massachusetts, 1890-1900

      Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Full Page Engraved Portraits After Photographs. 491 Pp. Full Morocco, Gilt And Blindstamped, Gilt Turns, All Edges Gilt. 12 1/8" X 10" X 2 1/4". Virtually As New, Ilt Brilliant, No Wear, No Fading, No Names Or Marks Or Damp Staining. A Scarce Book, Here In Remarkable Condition.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The War of the Worlds

      London: Heinemann. London, Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. A cornerstone of modern speculative fiction collecting, and literature in general. First issue (Currey's priority A [Currey p426]), sixteen pages of ads dated Autumn 1897. Some rubbing to the board edges, bumping to the spine tips, and a slight lean. Top edge dusty, ads carelessly opened to the rear. A little toning to the prelims. Front hinge pulled, but neat enough. Mark to one leaf at the beginning of the ads. Number 39 on the NPR greatest SF list. In the Locus list for best SF of all time there are only four novels listed prior to WWII, including Star Maker, The Time Machine, Frankenstein and War of the Worlds, which whilst it's easy to think of others that should be included it's hard to argue that those four shouldn't. A classic. [6494, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1898.

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      London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition, First State. 8vo., 303 pages, [1], 16 pages ads; VG-; bound in gray cloth, black lettering on spine and front cover; protected with a mylar covering; spine cocked, bumping to corners; small stain to middle of front board; gutter slightly open on some gathering breaks, pages 64/65, 80/81, 128/129, 192/193, 224/225; slight cracking to gutters on endpapers; heinemann logo on rear cover; no statement of printing on copyright page, with Currey state A of publishers catalogue in rear, 16 pages, dated autumn mdcccxcvii; shelved case 2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Das Luxus-Fuhrwerk. Ein Handbuch für Equipagenbesitzer.

      Stuttgart Schickhardt & Ebner 1898 - (27 x 19 cm). VII, 192 S. Mit 134 Abbildungen. Geprägter und illustrierter Original-Leinwandband. Seltene Originalausgabe. - Mit vielen hübschen Abbildungen von Kutschen, Schlitten und ganzen Gespannen sowie den Kapiteln: Historisches; Gala-Equipage; vierspännige bzw. zweispännige Luxus-Equipagen; Tandem; einspännige Luxus-Equipagen und praktische Winke für die Behandlung der Wagen, Geschirre und Kutscher. - Einband leicht bestoßen, sonst sauber und gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Moderne Architektur. Seinen Schülern ein Führer auf diesem Kunstgebiete.

      Wien, Schroll, 1898. 120 S. Flexibler OLwd. 2. Aufl., gegenüber der ersten Auflage vermehrt und bebildert. - Etw. angestaubt, leicht fingerfleckig, kl. Besitzeintrag a. T., leichte Gbrsp. Gutes Expl.- Das Werk gilt als Gründungsmanifest der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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      Fortune and Scott 1898 - BLACK-BELT DIAMONDS, Fortune and Scott, 1898, first edition, some mild age toning to the t.p.e.'s, very slight rubbing to the corner tips, else a near fine copy. Quite scarce thus. Gems from the Speeches, Addresses and Talks to students. Selected and arranged by Victoria Earle Matthews and with an introduction by T. Thomas Fortune, the later being an important African / American orator, civil rights leader, journalist, writer, editor and publisher. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1898.  First edition, 20.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's holland-backed boards w/printed title to fr. cover, a.e. untrimmed, [i-ii], [1] 2-70 [71-72] pp. w/floral border to p.[1], 3 floral designs for "Love is Enough" to p.9, 4 large ornate initials to pp.66-69, & Morris's Kelmscott floral design to p.70, +tissue-guarded frontis wood engraving by Morris after Edward Burne-Jones ("Psyche Borne Off by Zephyrus"), errata slip tipped in before p.[1], & 3 unpaginated blank leaves to fr. & 1 to rear.  One of 525 copies printed in black & red Golden type on watermarked Kelmscott Flower handmade paper, w/5 pp. printed in Troy & Chaucer types.  "This was the last book printed at the Kelmscott Press. It was finished at No. XIV Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of London, on the fourth day of March, MDCCCXCVIII. Sold by the Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press" (colophon on p.[71]).  With the armorial bookplate of James Curle FSA (1862-1944, Scottish archæologist) to fr. pastedown; also w/cat. clippings from 2 London booksellers & an 1982 letter from the William Morris Society, all loosely inserted. Binding Near-Fine (minor marks to covers); contents Near-Fine--a truly brilliant copy.  LeMire A-88.01.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        1886 1898 Photographie ancienne Steamer Paquebot La Bourgogne CGT naufrage rare

      1898 - Au départ du Havre. Sortie du steamer La Bourgogne de la Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Tirage photographique albumine contrecollé sur carton grand format (28 x 21,4 cm pour le tirage - 33,3 x 26,1 cm pour le carton). Vers 1886-1898. Version avec 4 mats (2 mats seront supprimés en 1897). Photographie prise depuis un autre paquebot rempli de passagers. Lequel ? Beaucoup moins connu que le naufrage du Titanic . et pourtant ! Le 2 juillet 1898, La Bourgogne quitte New York pour un nouveau voyage avec, à son bord, plus de 500 passagers et 200 membres d’équipage. Le 4 juillet, vers 5 heures du matin, le paquebot entre en collision dans un brouillard très dense avec le voilier Cromartyshire qui faisait route vers Philadelphie. Sous le choc, les canots de sauvetage installés à tribord sont détruits. Le navire tente de s’échouer mais il coule une heure après la collision. 165 (ou 184 suivant les sources) rescapés sont recueillis par le Cromartyshire puis transférés sur le paquebot SS Grecian de l’Allan Line qui prend le voilier en remorque et se rend à Halifax. L’accident entraîna la mort de plus de 500 personnes, ce qui en fait la pire catastrophe de toute l’histoire de la Compagnie générale transatlantique en temps de paix. Le capitaine de navire Antoine Charles Louis Deloncle, commandant La Bourgogne, et père d'Eugène Deloncle, dans la plus pure tradition maritime, refusa de quitter sa passerelle et disparut avec son navire. L'une des victimes du naufrage fut aussi le peintre Léon Pourtau. Très intéressant document intéressant la Compagnie Générale Transatlantique et plus généralement la marine commerciale et touristique à la fin du XIXe siècle. Très rare dans ce format. Bien conservée. Rousseurs sur le carton n'affectant pas le tirage. Bons contrastes. La bonne tonalité est celle des photos 1 et 2 (légèrement sépia). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        The London daily stock and share list: a course of lectures.

      London, Charles and Edwin Layton, 1898. 8vo. Recent boards with printed label along spine; pp. v, [1, blank], 105, [1, colophon]; with the Prudential Assurance Company Limited stamp to the blank upper margin of a few leaves; light foxing, else a very good copy. First edition of a course of lectures delivered at the Institute of Actuaries, Staple Inn Hall, during the Session 1897-1898. Introducing the first lecture, Clare assures his listeners that he 'shall avoid discussing the merits or the demerits of the securities enumerated in the List in their character of investments or of speculations, but shall confine [himself] to directing [their] attention to the nature and to the distinctive peculiarities of the classes into which they are grouped' (p.1). The publication opens with a three page introduction by T. E. Young where he remarks that '...the student must carefully observe that these Lectures do not constitute a sufficient Corpus in themselves of information or enquiry; they are to be accepted as providing hints for personal study and investigation: they are intended to assist in the stimulation and direction of the student's own observing and reflecting powers, and will prove idle and useless, as an Educative instrument, unless the individual mental activity is called simultaneously into play' (p. iv).

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        Montezuma's Daughter

      Longmans, UK 1898 - New Edition 1898. Signed by the author to his niece on the inner page. Illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Book is good++ and quite bright. Edges rubbed. Light marking to cloth. Spine age toned and gilt dulled. Contents good with light foxing to pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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