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        Cyrano de Bergerac: A Play in Five Acts

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 294pp. Translated from the French by Gladys Thomas and Mary F. Guillemard. Two-toned green cloth in very good condition (fading to spine; wear to extremities; small white spot to lower front board; 2 attractive owner bookplates; blindstamp 'Presentation Copy' to upper title page; ink notation to inside rear board with location & date of purchase 'Hay on Wye, Wales, May 1977.'); a nice copy of the scarce first English language edition. The play has been adapted for cinema several times, notably the 1950 version starring Jose Ferrer for which he won an Academy award, and most recently in 1990 with Gerard Depardieu in the title role - the movie received 5 nominations. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        EARLY RADIUM DISCOVERY: "Rayons émis par les composés de l';uranium et du thorium." (Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l';Académie des Sciences, Vol. 126, No. 15; pp. 1101-1103)

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1898 - Marie Curie (1867-1934) proposes that pitchblende contains an element that is more radioactive than either uranium or thorium. In the following year she concluded that the element is radium. 1963 pp. 4to. Paper covered boards, brown cloth spine with bold embossed titling, light scuffing overall. Blind embossed library stamp on first free endpaper, clean throughout. Text in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        De kleine Johannes. Met IX lithografieën en versieringen door Edzard Koning.

      Den Haag, Mouton, [1898]. 4to. Gilt and decorated 3/4 vellum. (2), 194 p. With 9 original lithographs (printed on Japanese paper by Edzard Koning. Very good copy. The green cloth has (as usual) some yellow dots. The gold blocking is in good order. One corner bumped. Flyleaves (as usual) a bit browned.* One of the monumental Dutch Art Nouveau books. De kleine Johannes, a symbolic fantasy, first published in 1887, was an immediate success and widely translated. This is the only edition of the illustrated version by Koning, who also designed the beautiful binding and the typography. Braches Nieuwe Kunst Documentatie (Amsterdam 2006) 607:11.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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      Amsterdam, Veen, [1898]. Linnen [bandontwerp Jan Toorop]. (8), 184 p. 1e druk. Eigendomsstempeltje op titelpagina. De rug is weliswaar iets verbruind, maar de crèmekleurige platten zijn onverkleurd gebleven en daarmee is dit exemplaar het mooiste dat wij ooit tegenkwamen.* De behoorlijk schaarse eerste druk, met bestempeling in zwart (er bestaat ook een blauwe variant) op voor- en achterkant naar ontwerp van Toorop, een van zijn beste, en daarmee ook een van de mooiste boekbanden van de Art-Nouveauperiode. Braches 981115. VV 187,1. Couperus Collectie Veen Psyche 1.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Au pied du Sinai. Illustrations de Henri de de Toulouse-Lautrec.

      Henry Floury,, Paris, 1898 - Paris, Henry Floury, 1898. 4°. (2) Bl., 107 S., (2) Bl. Mit 10 lithogr. Tafeln (in je 2 Zuständen) und 6 Schlussvignetten. Orig.-Französische Broschur mit Lithographie. In Schuber. Monod 2868; Skira 338; Delteil 235-249; Carteret IV, 106 ("Ouvrage rare, très coté et recherché"); The Artist and the Book 302; Rauch 338. - Nr. 67 von 355 Exemplaren auf "vélin d'Arches, avec deux suites des lithographies, sur papier de Chine en couleur, et sur vélin en noir", aus einer Auflage von 380. Georges Clémenceau (1841-1929), französicher Journalist, Politiker und Staatsmann, der sich für Alfred Dreyfus einsetzte, befasst sich hier mit jüdischer Thematik in folgenden Kapiteln: Le baron Moïse, Schlome le Batailleur, En Israël, Comment je devins Presbyte, Impression de Galicie, Busk. Drei der Geschichten sind inspiriert durch eine Reise nach Krakau und Galizien. Zu den Zeichnungen von Toulouse-Lautrec schreibt Garvey: "A shrewd observer of his subjects, Lautrec spent hours in the Tournelle quarter of Paris sketching poor Russian and Polish Jews. The author and Statesman Clémenceau apperas twice: seated in the office of the occulist Mayer and talking to two bearded men at Busk". - Heftung lose, leicht gebräunt. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Orig.-Französische Broschur mit Lithographie. In Schuber. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        The sundering flood

      "Hammersmith, 1897 [i.e.". 1898]. "Edition limited to 310 copies, this one of 300 on paper (there were also 10 copies on vellum); 8vo, original holland-backed boards, printed paper label on spine (chipped at extremities and with loss to the word 'Sundering'), cloth cracked along joints and boards a little soiled, extremities lightly frayed; all else very good. Printed in Chaucer type in red and black, the front paste-down a printed map, the first page of text with full woodcut page-border, numerous partial page borders, 12-line and smaller initials, printer's device. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: ""From May Morris / Lond. 1907."" Subsequent owner's initials on recto of first flyleaf: ""A. C. R."" - possibly Arthur Compton Rickett, biographer of Theodore Watts-Dunton and William Morris: A Study in Personality. Cockerell 51; Anderson A51. This was the last romance by William Morris. He dictated the final words to Sydney Cockerell on September 8, 1896. He died on October 3rd. His daughter, May Morris, oversaw the editing and printing; the book was finished on November 15, 1897 and issued in February 1898."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        The Hesperides & Noble Numbers.

      Lawrence & Bullen, London. 1898 - Revised edition. Issued in the Muses' Library series. Small octavo. Two volumes: pp xxvi, 322; [vi], 420. Preface by A.C. Swinburne. Superb period bindings by Rivière of full dark pink morocco with raised bands, ornate gilt spine and inner dentelles, gilt rules. Top edge gilt. On the front free endpaper of each volume is the bookplate of the poet H.W. Harding. Spines a little darkened and joints just faintly rubbed. Very good indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Waverley Novels. 1898

      C.Stuart and Co. 1898 - 25 Volume set of The Waverley Novels - very hard to find a full matching set. Australian edition published in 1898 - all volumes in great condition, some minor foxing to the end pages. Title, name of story and publishers name stamped on spines in gilt lettering. Red covers, gold embossed with crest, arms and motto confirmed to Walter Scott in 1848. Book sizes are 18cm wide x 26.5cm high. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aus Collectible Books]
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      Havana: Impr. y Litografía de la Maestranza de Artillería, 1898. Large folio. Dark green three-quarter calf over textured green paper-covered boards, the flat spine lettered and simply decorated in gilt. Very good. This volume, printed for the Cuban navy's artillery division, illustrates thirty-nine ships in the United States Naval Fleet in detail. Each vessel is illustrated in pictorial and schematic form, with a toned lithograph of each ship and three cross-section views. The U.S.S. Maine, whose sinking in Havana harbor was a precipitating cause of the Spanish-American War, is among the ships illustrated. On each ship, the most vulnerable section is indicated. In the introductory notes, the author indicates that the purpose of this volume is to prepare Cuba for counterattacks to which it may one day be exposed. A large and remarkable volume, and an extremely interesting piece of American naval history. OCLC records only a single copy of this work, at the Naval Historical Center, but also mentions what may be a second copy at Harvard (lacking a titlepage, tentatively dated 1897 and apparently titled BUQUES DE GUERRA DE LA MARINA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA). Quite rare. OCLC 39900517.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        White Collar, a novel in woodcuts

      San Francisco: Pisani Printing Company. Second Printing. Softcover. Good. Giacomo Patri (1898-1978) was notoriously slippery about bibliographic details of his wordless novels, his masterful tellings of the traumas of race, class, and gender, and this item is no exception. The Foreword was written by Rockwell Kent, and is dated 1940, and John L. Lewis's Epilogue graces the rear of the text, so this is a probable second printing or perhaps the First Commercial Edition. Quarto format, with stiff black wrappers over rusty staple-bound text-block, still tightly bound. Mild wear to wrappers, moderate shading and smudging to interior of covers and to endpapers, previous owner's inscription at first free endpaper, two dog-eared pages, crimped bottom wrapper tips, and with staining to bottom of text block across a range of ~20 pages, not affecting the 138 linocut drawings. Predictable age-toning to text, but still a remarkable accomplishment, a solidly Good copy, despite the flaws mentioned above. Cagey illustration on front covers of a gesticulating man with oversized shirt collar pulled up and over his head. Yet another classic wordless novel in the tradition of Fritz Masereel and the Depression-era tomes of Lynd Ward. The alleged First Edition was published in 1938, and 1940 is probably the date that this edition was published. This work follows workers in the aftermath of the Stock Market Crash of November, 1929, and suggested in strong tones for white collar workers to unionize and collectively pull everyone out of the Great Depression. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

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        Miss Betty

      London C. Arthur Pearson 1898. 8vo. 202pp. + 6pp. ads. Bound in publisher's pink cloth delicately decorated in green and cream, faded to spine and with some discolouration to rear board, otherwise the brightest, cleanest copy of this book I've seen. Corners are sharp, binding is tight and internally it is spotless. Bookplate of Helen F. Egleton to front flyleaf (the Egleton's were notable Australian collectors, Mr. Egleton's collection coming up at auction several years ago). A scarce bit of Stoker, differing from his usual fare in that there is more in the way of romance than undead, snake women or Spanish treasure. A lovely copy of a book seldom seen (only one copy in auction records), and when it is seen, usually not in great condition.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns]
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        KOREA & HER NEIGHBOURS: A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vic

      London 1898, Murray. Blue cloth, very good, 2 vol. set, 261+. 321p., 47 b.w. photos,2 folding facsimile maps "as is" only,. frontis, index, title page blind stamped, else clean,preface. by Sir W. Hillier, 14 x 21 cm. FIRST 2 VOL. EDITION. SCARCE. THE FAMOUS NARRATIVE OF HER SOJOURN IN KOREA 1894-1897 An important primary travel source book, by the famous and celebrated British traveller. This work is based on her four visits to Korea, where she had access to high places within the Korean government and as well as in English circles. Her narrative is lucid and a colorful description of the country & people, customs, traditions, cities &c. Covered are her first impressions, the Kur-Dong, Seoul, travel on a Korean sampan, Han & Han people, natural beauty, marriage customs, inns, roads, Diamond Mountain, the impending war, Manchuria, Muk-den, Nagasaki & Vladivostok and a host of other fascinating essays. * A valuable study of late 19th century Korea and Nagasaki, covering her sojourn 1894-1897. Also a most excellent critique of the old Korean government and sympathetic to the progressive aspects of Japanese programs for Korea at this time. We have posted some color scans of this title and its variant editions to our web site, so if you are unsure which is which, please contact us. * Issue variants: This title was issued in different editions: London and New York, each being in a different binding, they were also issued in a one and two volume edition. The color of the cloth also varies. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Helen D. Jones: KOREA AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS IN WESTERN LANGUAGES, #77, p.19. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Works of Lord Macaulay. Complete in Twelve Volumes.

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1898 - Twelve volume set. Red half morocco over cloth, covers ruled in gilt, spines with raised bands elaborately decorated in gold, top edges gilt. Bindings are signed by Stikeman on the front free endpapers. A fine set. ; Octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DIE NIBELUNGE. Text der Hohenems-Münchener Handschrift A des Nibelungenliedes.


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        The Climbers Club Journal. Volumes 1 to 13 bound in ten volumes containing 50 issues.

      London George Philip & Son Published by the Climbers Club to 1910 1898 - Lge 8vo. Ten volumes containing issues 1 to 50. Various paginations. Fully illustrated. Many fascinating early climbing accounts by leading exponents of the period. Bound in green/brown buckram. Booksellers ticket of Henry Young & Sons Liverpool to all volumes. A very good set. Complete bound sets are very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      H.MASSONNEAU & CIE 1898 - R300017137: VIII + 245 pages - nombreux dessins et nombreuses photogravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - 4 photos disponibles. Dessins de MM.R.H&érisso, H.Lecharles, Lorin,G.Mareste, A.Pellisson, Péré et C.Soulard - Photogravures d'après les photographies de MM.Ch.Collas, L.Courtois, Saint Seurin et H.Massonneau . In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 634.8-Viticulture, vin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Chicago: E. A. Weeks Co., 1898 - Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-7] 8-301 [302-310: blank] [note first two and last two leaves are used as front and rear paste-downs and free endpapers], six inserted plates with illustrations by J. C. Leyendecker, original pictorial gray buckram, front, spine and rear panels stamped in brown, green, yellow and black (cover designed by Leyendecker), t.e.g. First edition. Presentation copy with inscription dated 1900 by Craig on half title page. "A young English philanthropist visits a hidden country in the Himalayas where a race descended from the Greeks and the Danes have solved humanity's problems by practicing principles proclaimed by a warrior-king long ago; common land, limited inheritance, and eugenics with a vengeance ." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, pp. 203-04. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-51. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 494. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 202. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 48. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 237. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 60. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 115. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 72. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03514. Wright (III) 1242. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips and just a bit dust soiled, a very good, tight copy. Very scarce. (#130704) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Risings on the North-West Frontier.

      Alllahabad: Printed and Published at the Pioneer Press,, 1898. Being a Complete Narrative, with Specially Prepared Maps, of the Various Risings of the Frontier Tribes in the Tochi Valley, the Swat Valley, the Country of the Mohmands and Mamunds, and the Country of the Afridis and Orazkai; and of the Several Punitive Campaigns undertaken against these Tribes, as well as the Two Minor Expeditions sent against the Utman Khels and the Bunerwals; the whole covering a Period extending from the Middle of June 1897 to the End of January, 1898. Octavo. Original red cloth, lettered in black on the spine and front board. 2 folding maps. Slightly rubbed, and somewhat mottled on the boards, the spine sunned, endpapers and text-block variously browned and occasionally slightly brittle in the margins, but overall very good. First edition of this extremely useful chronological compilation. Uncommon, just 3 locations on Copac, BL, Oxford and Cambridge. Wrongly attributed in the past to Churchill, who did famously contribute to The Pioneer's reporting on the campaign of Sir Bindon Blood's Malakand Field Force. Ownership inscription of Peter Francis Fitzgerald 85th King's Light Infantry to the front pastedown and lower board. Fitzgerald served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa, mentioned in despatches and wounded, while the 1st Battalion was on service on the NWF. He later served with distinction in the First World War, MID four times, DSO, Order of the Crown of Belgium. A fragile publication, this copy better-preserved than usual.

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        The War of the Worlds.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1898. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine and front board lettered in black, publisher's device to rear board in black, untrimmed. Contemporary ownership inscription (Mitchison, 1898) Spine very gently rolled, light rubbing to corners, a few faint markings to covers, contents slightly toned as often, minor spotting to front endpapers and half-title. A very good copy. First edition in book form, first issue, with the sixteen- page publisher's catalogue to rear, dated 1897 and headed by New Letters of Napoleon I. The War of the Worlds was originally printed as a serial in Pearson's magazine from April to December 1897.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Typed Letter, Signed]

      London, 1898. on quarto lettersheet. Ca. 300 words. Signed in ink, with a couple of small deletions. Accompanied by a cabinet print of Lena Conwell's later photo portrait of Shaw. Letter rather tanned and ragged at edges, with signs of having been matted and framed, photo very good or better. To "Mr. Smith" (an associated Rosenbach Collection card suggests Samuel Smith, Scottish MP, 1836-1906). Shaw extends apologies for not having read Smith's book due to recent foot surgery and recovery: " soon as I am able to move, I shall have to go away to the country to recuperate; and unless you are willing to go ahead without waiting for my opinion, your Advent must be delayed for a month or two." He suggests that: "Meanwhile, do not trouble your self any further about the Hospital project, of which the Fabian Society will very strongly disapprove. The very last thing a democratic Messiah should do at present is to help selfish ratepayers to shift their public duty of providing hospitals on to the shoulders of private charity." He concludes with a lengthy critique of Smith's writing: "There is one respect in which you are the most appalling author I have ever met ...if you would only devote as much time to cutting down your stuff as you do inflating it, I should begin to have some hopes of you. You are a most shockingly and atrociously careless writer ... Haven't you got a Scotch friend who would argue your chapters out with you?" He concludes, noting he is forbidden to write long letters, and signs "yours sincerely G. Bernard Shaw."

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        The Works of George Eliot, Holly Lodge Edition, 24 vols.--Romola (in 3 vols.); Middlemarch (in 3 vols.); Daniel Deronda (in 3 vols.); Adam Bede (in 2 vols.); Felix Holt (in 2 vols.); The Mill on the Floss (in 2 vols.); Poems (in 2 vols.); Scenes of Clerical Life (in 2 vols.); Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, & Brother Jacob; Impressions of Theophrastus Such & Miscellaneous Essays; & George Eliot's Life, as Related in Her Letters and Journals...arranged and edited by her husband J. W. Cross (in 3 vols.)

      Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1898. Hardcover. Very Good. Twenty-four volumes. Half dark blue morocco with light blue cloth boards, 5 raised bands, gilt titles on spines, gilt floral decorations to spine compartments, gilt top edges, illustrated, clean unmarked text, Very Good volumes, some general age-toning to the pages, rubbing and light wear to the edges of the covers and the raised bands, some of the leather is fading to dark brown at the spine. Handsome set!

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        King's Views of the New York Stock Exchange; A History and Description with Articles on Financial Topics

      Moses King, 1898-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Folio. 96 p, Bound in publishers green pictorial cloth. Gilt lettering to front board. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Hinges cracked. Dampstain to head of pages and gutters, resulting in ruffling to gutter margin of pages. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        The Heart of Miranda. And Other Stories, being mostly Winter Tales.

      London John Lane: The Bodley Head 1898. 8vo. 335pp. + 12pp. ads. Publisher's original pink cloth titled in navy blue to spine and front board. Spine faded, minor edgewear and some sunning to front board. A strong tight and clean copy, internally clean, later replaced endpapers. Fore-edge untrimmed. A collection of Marriott Watson weirder tales, including The Stone Chamber, a little known and oft overlooked vampire story. H.B. Marriott Watson was a promising novelist and journalist whose later life was marred by tragedy; his lifelong partner, the fin-de-siecle decadent poet Rosamund Tompson (they never married, she having already been married twice and having famously left her second husband for Marriott Watson, and presumably having come to the conclusion it wasn't a necessary compnent of happiness) died of cancer in 1911 and their son was killed in the retreat from St. Quentin in 1918. H.B. never recovered from the double loss and lived out his years relying heavily upon alcohol to get through the day (not an uncommon feature of post-war self medication) until he died of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 57. This collection was dedicated to Henry James and is of a very high calibre, for a writer whom sadly hardly anyone remembers any more. Scarce.

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        Notes from a Diary on Asiatic Turkey

      London: Edward Arnold, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. pp. xvi, 267, with 30 photographic plates (many photogravures), a line drawing, and a folding map. Original green cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Mild bumping to the top corners and the tips, internals clean and sound. Henry Algernon George Percy (1871-1909) first visited Turkey and other parts of the near east shortly after his election to Parliament (representing South Kensington) in 1895. He developed a deep interest in and affection for the region, traveling there again in 1897 and recounting his experiences in this book. He visited again in 1899, subsequently writing The Highlands of Asiatic Turkey (1901), in which he began to expound more fully his views on the political situation in the region. He actively promoted an alliance between Germany and Britain over Turkey to promote stability and stem Russian influence (DNB).

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        VAN WAGENER'S WAYS ...

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited,. 1898. original decorated pink cloth, front panel stamped in black, white and green, spine panel stamped in black.. Spine panel just a bit faded, a touch of foxing to paste-downs,. otherwise a fine copy. A remarkably nice copy of this elusive book.. (#147469). First edition. A collection of fourteen loosely linked stories about the wacky inventions of Professor Van Wagener, almost all of them based on some fantastic premise, as suggested by some of the titles: "The Flying Cat," "Incandescent Cats," "The Explosive Dog," "The Floating Magnet," etc. Most of the stories were previously published in periodicals, including PEARSON'S. This title was part of the publisher's "Latter Day Stories" series, all of whose titles (which include Bram Stoker's MISS BETTY and Clive Holland's AN EGYPTIAN COQUETTE) are notably rare now. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 1 (with typographic error tuning WAGENER'S into GAWENER'S). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 19. Not in Bleiler's Checklist (1948 or 1978), but some of these stories are covered in his Science Fiction: The Early Years under their separate periodical appearances.

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        First on the Antarctic Continent.

      - Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900. London 1901, 333 pp, frontis. & many full pp plts. & ills. throughout text, 3 maps at the end. Secondary binding in orig. red & gilt cloth, very slt. soiled & faded but overall a copy superior to most of this very rare book. In 1894, Borchgrevink shipped on board the whaler Antarctic on its way to the Ross Sea, as a deckhand and part-time scientist. He took part in the historic landing at Cape Adare, and collected the first vegetation to be found within the Antarctic Circle. He travelled to London and under the financial sponsorship of Sir George Newnes, the wealthy publisher, sailed in 1898 in Southern Cross. He spent the first winter on the continent and made the first sledge journey on the Ross Ice Shelf. Spence 152; Rosove 45.A1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elephant Hunting In East Equatorial Africa, Being an Account of Three Years' Ivory-Hunting under Mount Kenia and Among the Ndorobo Savages of the Lorogi Mountains, including a Trip to the North End of Lake Rudolph

      London: Rowland Ward, Ltd, 1898. Hardbound. VG, some water spotting on front cover, less on rear cover, no warpage. Old dampstaining shadow to image of frontispiece, a wee bit on title page, rest is good. Includes the bookplate of Belle Kermit Roosevelt, from whose descendants this volume was purchased prior to restoration. He has also signed it "London, 1910" on the blank sheet following the ffep.. Original red cloth covers with black embossed title, new matching red cloth spine with gilt title, Zebra fur designed endpapers. Folding map in rear pocket. xix, [1], 455, [1], 8 pp. ads at rear. Frontispiece, & 64 other illustrations, including color plate of butterflies. A similar title without this bookplate and ownership signature nor restoration sold for over $3400 in 2010. This copy expertly restored and reconditioned. Inner hinges are intact, butterfly plate is present. An important association copy from the library of Teddy Roosevelt's son and noted explorer (among other things). Wonderful!

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        JOHN BULL'S ADVICE. SEE The Klondyke Nugget!

      Birmingham, 1898. Minor soiling and wear, a few small closed tears in the margin. Flyer for local theatre pasted to right side of sheet (in image). Very good. A rare poster for the popular stage play, THE KLONDYKE NUGGET, written and performed by S.F. Cody throughout the British Isles at the end of the 19th century. Samuel Franklin Cody (1867-1913) was a unique figure in late Victorian Anglo-American popular entertainment. Born Samuel Franklin Cowdery, he later changed his surname to capitalize on the fame of Buffalo Bill Cody, even mimicking Buffalo Bill's clothing and facial hair style. Born in Texas, S.F. Cody trained in the Forepaugh Wild West Show, and found much of his fame in England. He is renowned in the history of aviation as the first man to conduct a powered flight in England, and he later developed large kites that were used for artillery spotting during World War I. Cody's life was filled with tall tales (though some of them are perhaps true), including his claim that he prospected for gold in Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. That story set the groundwork for the theatrical play advertised herein, where Cody plays the role of George Exelby; Lela Cody, his (common law) second wife, the part of Rosie; and her son, Edward LeRoy, plays Joe Smith. This poster shows a portly British gent in a Union Jack waistcoat centered in the sheet, endorsing the play by giving a thumbs up. He is surrounded by a varied cast of characters from all nations and ethnicities - a Native American, an Eskimo, an African tribesman, a Scotsman, Uncle Sam, a Chinaman, and an Aussie with a Kangaroo, among others. An ad for "The Theatre, Neath. Near G.W. Station" is pasted to the right side of the sheet, indicating that the play runs three nights only, December 5, 6, & 7.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Origin and Antiquity of Freemasonry.

      Causton 1898 - First edition in original boards with 2 plates not included in pagination, teg. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown and a few pencil annotations which can be erased easily. Boards clean and bright with spine a bit browned and a few pick marks. Binding stretched at page 32/3 but a firm copy with contents in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hawthorn Books]
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        Bern im XIII. - XIX. Jahrhundert [Schubertitel] (6 Bde., komplett). [Dazu: Bernische Burgen. Ein Beitrag zu ihrer Geschichte; und: Bernische Kirchen. Ein Beitrag zu ihrer Geschichte]. (Zusammen 8 Bde.).

      Bern, A. Francke (5. u. 6. Teil: Schmid & Francke), - 1907 (die Beilagen 1909 u. 1912) 1898 - 4°, 183, 182, 156, 144, 143 u. 128 S.; die Beilagen: 161 u. 232 S., OLwd. m. Gold- u. Rotpräg. in goldgeprägtem OLwd.-Schmuckschuber, Schuber etw. unsauber u. tlw. berieben, Lwd. tlw. min. unfrisch, Exlibris (von Johannes von Muralt) auf Innendeckel, Papier min. gebräunt; gutes Ex. Jeweils EA. - Enth.: 1.: Bern im XIII. und XIV. Jahrhundert. Nebst einem Rückblick auf die Vorgeschichte der Stadt (1907; 28 Abb. tlw. a. Taf., 1 Faltkarte); 2.: Bern im fünfzehnten Jahrhundert (1905; 49 Abb.); 3.: Bern im sechzehnten Jahrhundert (1904; 29 Abb.); 4.: Bern im siebzehnten Jahrhundert (1903; 25 Abb., davon 1 als Falttaf.); 5.: Bern im achtzehnten Jahrhundert (1901; 23 Abb. u. 1 Faltkarte); 6.: Bern im neunzehnten Jahrhundert (1898; 30 Abb. u. 3 Falttaf.). Die Beilage Bernische Burgen erschienen 1909 (76 Abb. 1 Faltkarte), die Beilage Bernische Kirchen erschienen 1912 (100 Abb.). 7100 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - BernGeschichte - allgemein [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisebilder - Unterwegs und daheim. Mark Twains Humoristische Schriften Band 6., Illustriert von H. Schrödter, Anhang Mark Twains Lebensgeschichte.

      Stuttgart : Verlag Robert Lutz, 1898. Erstauflage dieser Ausgabe 318 S. 8°, Leinen illustriert, von Mark Twain gewidmet, datiert und signiert \" To Mrs. Mohr Faithfully Yours Samuel L. Clemens Mark Twain March 14/99 \", gering locker, sonst guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Pferdchen laufen wie der Wind" originales Ölgemälde auf einer Postkarte ca.9x14cm; links unten signiert; um 1898

      - Das feine und stimmungsvolle Bild im blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen (19x24cm) mit verglaster Rückwand der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer sorgfältig eingerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        C. A. C. C. Touring Guide and Road Book Showing Routes, Maps, Distances on, and Condition of, the Principal Traveled Roads in the State of California; With List of Towns, Hotels and Stopping Places and Other General Information of Interest to the Touring Wheelman

      San Francisco: California Associated Cycling Clubs, 1898. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. 107 pages, followed by additional fold out maps lettered A-L. 3-3/4 by 7-3/4 inches. Late nineteenth century bicycle guide for the young state, showing routes even to remote areas. “No one appreciates the necessity of good roads so thoroughly as the touring cyclist. Our slogan is, ‘We want good roads in California’” (page 4). Includes cycling ordinances for various towns such as 'Sidewalk riding on First Street Prohibited' (Livermore) and 'Must sound bell day and night' (Napa). A charming and scarce 19th century travel guide. A very good copy in red/brown cloth that is lightly scuffed and worn. Embossed cover title dimmed. Binding is sound and maps are in very good to fine condition. 1-inch black stain on back cover. No dust jacket. A bit musty.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        The History of Don Quixote.

      London: Cassell, n.d. [c. 1898]., 1898. DORE ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto. pp. xxviii, 855. With 118 full-page engraved illustrations by Gustave Dore, as well as numerous in-text illustrations. In recent Atkinson's half brown morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and marbled boards. Water stain to right edge of the author's preface only - text and illustrations unaffected. Otherwise a near-fine copy in a magnificent new binding. Dore's illustrated Quixote first appeared in parts between 1864 and 1867, being re-published in a single volume a number of times over the following decades. His drawings bring a late Victorian, almost Wodehouse flavour to the seventeenth century Spanish classic.

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      London: William Heinemann, 1898. First British Edition. First Issue, with the publisher's 16 page catalogue dated 1897 bound in at the rear. About Near Fine, expertly re-bound in half grey morocco with five raised bands and gilt tooling, retaining the publisher's original grey cloth boards. Spine panel sunned, with a very faint trace of scribbling and remnant of a circular stain to the lower front board. Contemporary owners name at the top of the half-title, and a few scattered spots of soiling throughout the text, else clean and unfoxed. Wells' masterpiece, and a highspot of science fiction literature. Orson Welles' 1940 radio adaptation of the novel was so realistic that many listeners panicked in the belief that a genuine Martian invasion was taking place. Basis for two notable film adaptations, a 1953 film directed by Byron Haskin and the 2005 version directed by Steven Spielberg. Wells Society 14.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Vorlesungen über Geschichte der Mathematik

      B. G. Teubner, Leipzig 1898 - 4 Bände (komplett), 941/943/893/1113 Seiten, Mischauflage: 1.Band 3. Aufl. 1907 / 2. Bd. 2. Aufl. 1900 / 3. Bd. 1. Aufl. 1898 / 4. Bd. 1. Aufl. 1908. Erster Band: Von den ältesten Zeiten bis zum Jahre 1200 n. Chr. Zweiter Band: Von 1200 bis 1668; Dritter Olwd. Gelöschte Ex-Libris. verso vord. B.deckel bei 1,2,4, vord. Gelenk Band 2 gebrochen, Einbände 1 u 4 asgeblichen, Schnitt etw. angeschmutzt, ganz wenige kurze Eintragungen, insgesamt gut erhaltene Bände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm]
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        The War of the Worlds.

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. First edition, first issue. Octavo, original grey cloth lettered in black. Currey's state (A) with 16 pages publisher's advertisements at end dated Autumn 1897. In fine condition. An exceptional example. "The War of the Worlds is a tour de force whose innumerable fictional offspring include numerous adaptations and homages, by far the most effective of which was Orson Welles?' Mercury Theater radio broadcast of 1938" (Anatomy of Wonder II-1234). Filmed several times, the first in 1953, starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson and most recently in 2005 film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name of K. C. Chetwood-Aiken on the half title page; bookplate of Budd Pollak on the front pastedown with the small booksellers ticket of Pollard of Truro above it. Light foxing to the endpapers; mild cracking to the front hinge at the half-title page. Backstrip of slipcase sunned. Bright, Near Fine copy housed in a Very Good slipcase. Original gilt-lettered green cloth with top edge gilt. Keating 18. First Issue of the First English Edition of Conrad's fourth book and his first collection of short stories, published about a week or so after the American edition. (viii), 297, (1) pages + 14 page catalogue. Housed in a half green morocco slipcase with chemise.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The History of Don Quixote.

      London: Cassell, n.d. [c. 1898]. DORE ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto. pp. xxviii, 855. With 118 full-page engraved illustrations by Gustave Dore, as well as numerous in-text illustrations. In recent Atkinson's half brown morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and marbled boards.Water stain to right edge of the author's preface only - text and illustrations unaffected. Otherwise a near-fine copy in a magnificent new binding. Dore's illustrated Quixote first appeared in parts between 1864 and 1867, being re-published in a single volume a number of times over the following decades. His drawings bring a late Victorian, almost Wodehouse flavour to the seventeenth century Spanish classic.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Col. Theodore Roosevelt writes "I have spoken a great deal about the colored troops?" - four months earlier, he and his Rough Riders had gallantly fought side by side with three colored regiments as they charged up San Juan Hill

      New York, New York, October 27, 1898. 8.25" x 9.75". "Typed Letter Signed ""T. Roosevelt,"" 1 page, 8.25"" x 9.75"" (visible). New York, October 27, 1898. To Mrs. Emma Wynkoop Clark, Brooklyn, New York. Double matted with bust image of Roosevelt and framed to 24"" x 17.5"". In apparent fine condition.In full, ""Don't tell Owens this, but the orderly I alluded to was another man. I am very much obliged to you. I have spoken a great deal about the colored troops. Faithfully yours...""Penned on official stationery of the Republican State Committee, Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York. Patriotic vignette at upper left. With original envelope, 6.25"" x 3.5"", addressed (not by TR) to ""Mrs. Emma W. Clarke / 233 Greene Ave. / Brooklyn, N.Y."" Postmarked Utica, N.Y., October 28, 1898.On September 27, 1898, at the Republican State Convention in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Spanish American War hero, Theodore Roosevelt, less than three months after his charge up San Juan Hill, was nominated for Governor of New York. Penned in the blank area at the top edge of the letter here offered, not by Roosevelt: ""On Board Spec. Train."" The New-York Tribune headlined from Rochester, N.Y., on October 27th, ""Speeches in Central New-York / Roosevelt's Birthday Spent in Good Work for the Republican Party."" On the day this letter was written on his 40th birthday, Roosevelt spoke at Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Buffalo, and places in between, as his campaign train brought him through central New York. As the campaign train pulled out of Rochester, the politicians and speakers aboard gathered in the dining-car and presented Col. Roosevelt with a cane as a birthday present.On November 8, 1898, just 12 days after this letter was written, Col. Theodore Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York and was inaugurated on January 1, 1899.From ""Called the most integrated battle force of the 19th century, the troops of the 24th Infantry and the 9th and 10th Cavalry fought up the slope of San Juan Hill along with White regular army regiments and the 1st Volunteer Cavalry (the Rough Riders) led by Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. Twenty-six Buffalo Soldiers died that day, and several men were officially recognized for their bravery. Quarter Master Sergeant Edward L. Baker, Jr., 10th Cavalry emerged from the battle wounded by shrapnel, but was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism."" In 1866, Congress created six segregated regiments which were soon consolidated into four Black regiments. They were the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry. They were to become known as ""The Buffalo Soldiers."" The nickname probably originated on the Western plains. The Cheyenne thought the hair of the Black soldiers resembled the fur of the buffalo."

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        Wessex Poems And Other Verses

      London, Harper and brothers. 1898, 1898. FIRST EDITION. One of 500 copies only. Octavo, pp.xii; 228. Bound in publisher's original dark green buckram with gilt titles to backstrip and Hardy's "TH" mongram gilt stamped to the front board. Bookplate of prominent colletor Hilda Wilkinson Bartlett. With thirty etched illustrations by the author. Shows some minor handling and bumping, cloth a little rippled to rear cover, gilt bright, no inscriptions. Near fine.

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        Orientalistische Literaturzeitung. Zeitschrift für die Wissenschaft vom ganzen Orient und seinen Beziehungen zu den angrenzenden Kulturkreisen.

      Berlin, Peiser (später Akademieverlag), 1898-1989. - ISSN: 0030-5383. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bei einem Band ein Gelenk angeplatzt. Teilweise farblich abweichend gebunden. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 65000 4°. Halbleineneinbände (66) und Leineneinbände (18). Bände 1 (1898) - 84 (1989) in 84 Bänden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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