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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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        Handatlas der Hautkrankheiten.

      Wien und Leipzig, Braumüller 1898 - 1900.3 Bände. Mit zus. 376 (11 doppelblattgr.) chromolithogr. Tafeln, jeweils mit dazugehörigem Deckblatt mit Nummerierung und Betitelung. 4 Bll.; 3 Bll.; XIII, 1 Bl. Lose in 3 HLwd. - Kassetten d. Zt. mit Rückentitel. 4°. Hirsch - H. III, 487; Goldschmid 221; Eimas 2011; Garrison - M. 4001: " An extensive and valuable collection of illustrations in dermatology". - "The present atlas of skin diseases . . . is one of the most extensive and valuable collections of illustrations in the dermatological literature" (Heirs of Hippocrates 2011). - Die Tafeln 301 - 306 illustrieren das nach den Verfasser benannte Kaposi - Syndrom. - Decken der Kassetten tls. etwas berieben, die Tafeln insgesamt sauber und in hervorragender Erhaltung! Bücher de

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        [Photo Album]: Jamaica and Ceylon

      Jamaica. 1898-1907. Folio. Decorated green cloth with "Scrap Album" embossed on top board. Some wear on the boards, binding a little weak, foxing on some images, and some fading to some images, overall very good. 254 images in a variety of formats - albumen, cynotype, carbon prints, gelatin silver prints, and some others. Sizes vary from small trimmed images up to 8" x 11", with many different variant sizes. Most, but not all, are captioned in ink or pencil. Several are dated ranging from 1898 to 1907. A very engaging album, aside from a couple of commercial images, apparently created by a talented amateur photographer. Although not strictly chronologically mounted, about the first third of the album is set in Ceylon (mostly in and around Colombo), and the rest of the album is set in Jamaica, including several of the aftermath of a deadly earthquake. Although the author isn't clear (there is one image of a young man with a camera on a tripod), the name Gamble probably appears most often, with other images captioned with surnames Brainard, Sims, Berger, Cooke, MacGregor, MacCrindle, and Sanders. The subjects of the pictures run the gamut from family photographs to outdoor life, natives of both locations, and an especially nice group of a couple of dozen images of the aftermath of the 1907 Kingston, Jamaica earthquake, at the time considered one of the world's deadliest earthquakes, claiming near to 1000 lives (included is a portrait of one of the fatalities). A pleasing album with a wide variety of subjects and images. .

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        Album titled "Webereistudien," with printed calligraphic titles, calligraphic manuscript sub-titles and headings, manuscript text, original drawings and diagrams, and mounted samples

      [Werdau, Saxony, 1898. 7 parts in one volume, folio. (18 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches). 7 section titles printed in black within decorative red borders, 234 pages all with printed red decorative borders, including 196 pages with text and integral illustrations (most in red and black, mounted and varnished) and samples (all mounted). Original half purple cloth over green cloth-covered boards, by Aug. Thümmler of Werdau, the upper cover with elaborate blocked lettering at the centre "Höhere Web-Schule / Werdau i[m]. S[axony]", and in small gilt letters at the foot of the upper cover "F.W. Clarenbach" Provenance: F. William Clarenbach (binding) A German-American master-weaver's aide-memoire, with designs of dazzling complexity that presage the work of Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely and others that were to follow sixty years later. The work is presented in seven sections, each preceded by an attractive printed title, but otherwise made up of manuscript material and original artwork. The intention of the compiler of this work was to provide a mass of technical information to students studying textile production, but, time, technical advances and modern sensibilities have rendered technical aspects redundant (but historically interesting), whilst promoting the beautifully executed drawings and diagrams into individual works of art. The drawings of looms in the 'Jacquard' section have a dream-like quality that would have been appreciated (and was emulated) by the Surrealists. The diagrammatic weaving pattern designs, at their simplest, have the quality of fine folk art, whilst, at their most ornate they present a visual feast that is a match for the work of the Op Artists of the second half of the 20th century. The uniformly high level of the work in this album supports the theory that the compiler, F.William Clarenbach, was an instructor rather than a student at the 'Höhere Web-Schule' [Weaving School] in Werdau. Research shows that he subsequently emigrated to the United States and that his abilities were rapidly recognized by his employers at various mills in Massachusetts: he was an assistant superintendent by 1907, when he was promoted to superintendent, and in 1908 he was promoted to a larger mill, where he was put in charge of the Stevens Mill at North Andover, Mass (Henry A. Rayne American Textile Directory 1908 ). The individual sections of the album cover various aspects of the manufacturing process and are each preceded by a specially printed title. The details of the parts are as follows: 1. Webereistudien Darstellung des Lehrganges über Bindungslehre . Printed title (verso blank), 112 pages (9 blank, 103 pages with manuscript text, 3 coloured illustrations, 3 uncoloured diagrams, 1 uncoloured table, 418 original mounted coloured diagrammatic designs for weaving patterns [two dated '1898'], 1 mounted cloth sample [also dated '1898']) 2. Webereistudien Darstellung des Lehrganges über Austerentwerken . Printed title (verso blank), 16 pages (6 pages blank, 10 pages with manuscript text and 21 mounted original coloured designs of cloth on paper, 1 mounted sample of cloth ). 3. Webereistudien Darstellung des Lehrganges über Jacquard . Printed title (verso blank), 24 pages (3 pages blank, 21 pages with manuscript text and 5 original pen and ink drawings of a loom [4 full-page], 22 original mounted coloured diagrammatic designs weaving patterns [1 folding]). 4. Webereistudien Darstellung des Lehrganges über Schützenwechsel . Printed title (verso blank), 28 pages (3 pages blank, 25 pages with manuscript text and 30 original pen and ink diagrams in red and black). 5. Webereistudien Darstellung des Lehrganges über Austerzerlegen . Printed title (verso blank), 26 pages (12 pages blank, 14 pages without text but mounted with 28 original mounted coloured diagrammatic designs of weaving patterns, mounted below 28 mounted samples of the cloth produced using the patterns ). 6. Webereistudien Darstellung des Lehrganges über Austerberechnen. Printed title (verso blank), 22 pages (4 pages blank, 18 pages with manuscript text, and 1 pen and ink diagram, 1 table, and 6 mounted samples of cloth). 7. Webereistudien Darstellung des Lehrganges über Wollmelangen. Printed title (verso blank), 6 pages (1 page blank, 5 pages with 18 mounted samples of "raw materials" used to make 42 samples of felt).

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      London 1898, Unwin. Pictorial buff cloth, very good, 440p.,. index, appendix, 77 b. w. photos, 4 pocket maps in pocket,. top edge gilt, head/tail spine bit worn, covers bit stained. & discolored, else solid. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. SCARCE. AN EARLY PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF TIBET & CHINA This is a fascinating primary source, and account of a jour- ney across Tibet & China, with advice of what a future trav- eller ought and ought not to do. This work was begun at Luc- know and continued at Simla. Also, the chater on Mohammedan rebellion in China was contributed by Mr. Ridley, who lived in the very midst of the scent of trouble. The main body of the work covers waiting at Shushual, by mule & pony Niagzu, Lake Treb, Napu la Pass, sickness of Bakr Hadji, crossing the borderland of Tibet, fresh water lake, death of pony & mules, salt lakes. Death of animals, gun accident, shooting antelopes, Tibetan hospitality, source of the Chu ma, Shuga- tza river. Lobsan, Bana tribes, on to Tankar, tea, poisonous stream, visit to Chen-Lao-Pan, monastery of Kumbum, signs of Mohammedan rebellion at the missionary house 1895-6. Chinese inn, on to the Yellow River, Shazad, Pao T'eo the Swedish Mission house, Mongol country, Great Wall, Chinese women &c. Yakushi p.W50; Marshall 869. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        NAGASAKI. [Color Cloth-Backed Articulating Map]

      Paris [1898], Service Geographique de l'Armee. Colored map,. linen backed cloth, very clean, bright, no defects, 60 x 51. cm., 3 folds, folds down to 19.7 x 25.5 cm., in the best of. condition. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION. SUPERB EARLY COLOR MAPS OF NAGASAKI, INSERT OF S. KOREA Published by Dessine for the Geographical Service of the French Army [Service Geographique de lArmee], French text. * This map shows 32 degrees south by 36 degrees north and 126 degrees east by 132 degrees east. Showing the tip of South Korea at the upper left, Ke-dji, port of Fousan, Qul-san, Tai-kou, Tsushima & Iki Islands, Fouokae Shima [Fukue Jima], Hirado Island, all of the upper part of Kyushu, Shimonoseki [Modji], lower part of Honshu & Shikoku, the inland sea, Yamaguchi, up to Okayama, Takamatsu, Kochi and down to coast to Imano. Avery good look at southern Japan. *** The map includes topographical details, roads & railroads in red, rivers, towns, provinces, bays, islands, harbors, soundings, etc. * See us for other maps in this series: two Korean maps: QUELPAERT & KANG-NEUNG. Five maps of north-eastern China: VLADIVOSTOK, MOUKDEN, TCHENG-TE FOU, PEKIN & NANKIN, sold as only as a set of five maps. ** REFERERNCES The maps are discussed at length in the journal of the Eighth Annual Geographical Conference, in an article written in French. The article state that the information utilized is derived primarily from a Russian map, with additions provided by Missionaries and the French Military Attache in Beijing. NOTE: We have not verified this reference but believe it does relate to these and other maps listed below, issued by the French army. *** Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Volume 15 [1900]: the following entry appears for this map: Asie. Scale 1: 1,000,000 or 15'8 stat. miles to an inch. ***** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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      First Edition. 8vo.305pp. + 32pp ads. dated November 1898 Publisher s dark red cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine, cloth embossed with silver gilt and black embellishment depicting the Mohune family crest. Silver gilt slightly rubbed as usual, some bumping to extremities, head and tail of spine with the cloth of the spine slightly darkened. Inner rear hinge skin cracked, but unbroken. Edges untrimmed, internally clean, robust and tight. A very good copy indeed. Bookplate of G and N ingleton to front pastedown. Author 's annotated presentation copy. A very attractive and distinguished copy of a rare book, the mention of which is guaranteed to elicit a groan from anyone who was at school in the seventies when this particular tale of smuggling, crypts and derring-do was required reading. This particular copy is not only a particularly nice example of a very scarce book, but it is also inscribed by the author. Falkner was never particularly forthcoming with his signature so signed and inscribed copies of his book are scarce, we have only seen two or three and they were copies of The Lost Stradivarius and The Nebuly Coat; signed or inscribed copies of Moonfleet are virtually impossible to lay one s hands on. This example is inscribed on the flyleaf to Reginald J. Smith; editor of The Cornhill magazine and head of Smith Elder Publishing from 1894 onwards. Falkner had at least one story published subsequently in the Cornhill and despite his somewhat reclusive nature would have undoubtedly been amongst Smith s literary circle if not his social one. In addition to the inscription (dated December 1898) there are several very minor, pencilled marginal corrections to various pieces of text, very much in the style of Mr. Falkner whose attention to detail was legendary, which probably explains in part his ability to head one of the largest arms manufacturers in Britain throughout the frenzied years of the First World War. This copy is labelled as number 11237 in the Ingleton Library Catalogue and can be found in volume 5 of the library catalogue (Swain s Bookshop 1977). A truly scarce item.

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        Some Modern Caricaturists. With Specimens of their Work. A Lecture Delivered in the Parish Room of St. Augustine's Kilburn, by Walter Mallett. October 25. 1898.

      [Kilburn 1898] - Manuscript in black ink on paper, [52]ff, text mostly to recto, with 19 fine ink drawings. Small 4to. [230 x 184 x 12 mm]. Contemporary binding by Combe of Kilburn (signed with an ink pallet inside front cover) of green cloth, the front cover lettered in gilt, yellow endleaves, red sprinkled edges. (A little rubbed and marked). With two leaves of contemporary reviews of the lecture inserted at the end, and two loose letters, one an A.L.S. from Harry Furniss dated 1901, the other an illustrated Valentine's verse. With the signature of Caroline Mallett on the front pastedown. "This Lecture was delivered in response to an invitation from The Randolph Literary & Debating Society, one of the most excellent institutions in connexion with the Church and Parish of S. Augustine, Kilburn. It met with the warmest appreciation at the hands of its Members and upon the occasion of its delivery was attended by the Vicar of the Parish the Rev. R.C. Kirkpatrick M.A.". The survey, which includes comments on and drawings after Furniss, Keene, Caldecott, Reed and May, opens with favourable comparison to "The Rowlandsons and Gillrays [who] have had their day. Hogarth had his - and a great one it was. But he could not be so sure of a public nowadays". Despite a rather moral opening the lecture was not without humour and the reviews confirmed that it was well received. The work was never published, and it is to be assumed, given the neat penmanship and the highly skilled drawings, that this fair copy was produced as a family momento. It is tempting to ascribe authorship to the Walter Ellis Mallett (1853-1929), son of the founding member of the august antique dealers Malletts who was responsible for a move from Bath to London, not least because of a reference to an auction joke in the text (f.6). Another Walter Mallett is recorded as the author of the novel Quite a Change. A Holiday Romance (London, 1900).

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      Paris 1898-99, Service Geographique de l'Armee. Colored maps. linen backed cloth, very clean, bright, no defects, 60 x 51. cm., 3 folds, folds down to 19.7 x 25.5 cm., in the best of. condition,contained in cloth case. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION. SUPERB GROUP OF EARLY COLOR MAPS OF NORTH-EASTERN CHINA Published by Dessine for the Geographical Service of the French Army [Service Geographique de l'Armee], French text. * THE GROUP OF FIVE MAPS: 1. VLADIVOSTOK: shows 126 degrees west by 132 degrees east, 40 degrees south by 44 degrees north. Shows Vladivostok, down the east coast of N. China, Heilungjiang and N. Korean coast line. * 2. MOUKDEN: shows 120 degrees west to 126 degrees east, 40 degrees south to 44 degrees north, Ham Kieng-to, Tcheng Kiang, Leao Toung and that areas, including unexplored parts of the Gobi desert of Inner Mongolia. * 3. TCHENG-TE FOU: shows 114 degrees west by 120 degrees east, and 40 degrees south by 44 degrees north. Showing that area of Inner Mongolia at the upper left, down to the Liao Toung peninsula, [& Laodong Wan], Part of Liaoning province, and just North of Beijing. including parts of the Great Wall, the area called Pei Chi Li, near N. Korea. * 4. PEKIN: Shows 114 degrees west by 120 degrees east, 36 degrees south by 40 degrees north. All of the Golf de Pei Tchi Li, Detroit de Pei Tchi Li, Chan Toung, Tsi-Nan Fou, Tien-Tsin, and the peninsula of Teng Tche'ou. With the dip of Dalian [Dairen] at the upper right. * 5. NANKIN: Shows 114 degrees west by 120 degrees east, 32 degrees south by 35 degrees north. Shows the Yellow sea to the extreme east, Nanking [Nanjing at lower center, Yi-Tcheou Fou at upper center, Kiang Sou, Houng-tsu Hou [lake], Feng Yang fou and Su-Tcheou Fou, & Tchen-Kiang at center bottom. *** Each map includes topographical details, roads & railroads in red, rivers, towns, provinces, bays, islands, harbors, soundings, etc. * See us for other maps in this series: Nagasaki & two Korean maps: Quelpaert [Korea] & Kang-Neung. * *** REFERERNCES The maps are discussed at length in the journal of the Eighth Annual Geographical Conference, in an article written in French. The article state that the information utilized is derived primarily from a Russian map, with additions provided by Missionaries and the French Military Attache in Beijing. NOTE: We have not verified this reference but believe it does relate to these and other maps listed below, issued by the French army. *** Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Volume 15 [1900]: the following entry appears for this map: Asie. Scale 1: 1,000,000 or 15'8 stat. miles to an inch. ***** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Complete Works of Robert Browning.

      Society of English and French Literature, New York - 1898, 5th Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. lvii, 335; xxvii, 396; xxix, 337; xix, 406; xxiv, 317; xxxvi, 342; 361; xxviii, 351; xxiv, 308; xix, 314; xxv, 399;xxv, 399pp. Octavo, 12 vols half leather, marbeled boards, gilt stamped titles and decorations; matching marbled endpapers. Text block clean and bright, deckled edges. Gilt top edge of text block. No previous owner markings. Bindings are clean and solid with only light rubbing. Hinges are strong. A very attractive set of Browning's complete works, illustrated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Semeur de Cendres -

      Mercure de France 1898-1900 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 234 pp. Reliure plein maroquin janséniste bordeaux. Dos à 5 nerfs filets intérieur. Tête dorée. Double couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée Blanchetière. Parfait état. Édition en partie originale. Un des 20 exemplaires réimposés pour " Les XX " sur Arches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In Quest of the Holy Graal, an Introduction to the Study of the Legend

      London: J.M. Dent, 1898. First Edition. Small Octavo. 199pp. The author's first book. This is his study of the romance and mysticism of the Holy Graal and the people involved in its legend throughout time. Later, the author continues his quest with The High History of the Holy Graal published in 1910. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full dark brown morocco, raised bands, spine lettering gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers with top edge gilt.

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      Tokyo [1898-1925], Hasegawa. Excellent copy, 5 volume set,in. red cloth box,very good, hand printed by woodblocks in color. on hand-creped paper, four are LARGE PAPER FORMAT 14 x 19 cm. except GOBLIN SPIDER is 10.5 x 15 cm., FIRST EDITION. RARE!. The full set consists of five crepe paper titles: 1. The Boy Who Drew Cats. 2. The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling. 3. Chin Chin Kobakama. 4. The Fountain of Youth. 5. The Goblin Spider. Beautiful set of the 5 volumes that Hearn translated, printed by Hasegawa, on crepe paper. This set is by and large a superb example of Japanese polychrome woodblock printing, binding, papermaking, and folk stories. These books were designed with the child in mind, and are a delightful medium with imaginative illustrations. Skillfully translated by Hearn, and profusely illustrated by Japanese artists. A great acquisition for any collector. Wonderfully woodblock printed on hand made Masa paper, then creped, very great and delightful work ! See F. Sharf: TAKEJIRO HASEGAWA, pp.44-47 et al. for details. Almost all of the wood blocks for this work were destroyed in the 1923 Great Kanto [Tokyo] Earthquake. See BAL, vol. 4, p.75 & #'s: 7930, 7932, 7937, 7939 & 7975 for more bibliographic details. Unfortunately, BAL did not bother to get any help in reading the Japanese language colophons, so their entries are a grossly in error! See P. D. Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITING, p.32-37, 44, 47, 86 for full more correct biblio- graphic details. Published serially, these were issued from 1898 onward. The LARGE PAPER EDITION. Nicely illustrated by famous woodblock artists of the time: Kasson [Kason/Shoson] Yoshimune. ALWAYS RARE IN COLLECTOR'S CONDITION & COMPLETE. Color scans can be sent by e-mail. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Autograph letter signed "R. Leoncavallo" to an unidentified female correspondent, addressed "Chère et excellent amie."

      4 pp. of a bifolium. Ca. 188 x 90 mm. Dated Trent, March 5, 1898. In black ink. In French (with translation). An intriguing letter in which Leoncavallo discusses various performances of his opera, La Bohème. He writes from Trent, where he is negotiating a performance; his publisher, Sonzogno, begs him to help with rehearsals for another. Most importantly, he asks his female correspondent, a "dear friend," to contact Wilhelm Jahn, former director of the Vienna Court Opera, on his behalf, so that Jahn may placate the tenor, Ernest Van Dyck. "I'm permitting myself to add to this letter a few words for the dear Maestro [Jahn], whose address I don't know... so that he may intervene with [Ernest] Van Dyck in order to persuade him not to be angry with me. Do you think he had decided that he would sing my Bohème in London with [Frances] Saville in French?" Creased at folds. In very good condition overall. . Among the persons mentioned in the present letter, Wilhelm Jahn (1835-1900) was the director at the Vienna Court Opera from 1880 until 1897, when he was succeeded by Gustav Mahler; Ernest Van Dyck (1861-1923) and Frances Saville (1865-1935) were, likewise, noted singers at the Vienna Court Opera. As this and other letters attest, Leoncavallo seems to have had an uneasy relationship with Van Dyck, and, indeed, others at the Vienna Court Opera. On September 18, 1897 Leoncavallo had written Van Dyck "a furious letter from Hamburg, disgusted that the tenor had refused to sing Marcello in Vienna, which meant that La Bohème would have to be postponed, further strengthening the composer's assumption that Ricordi, Puccini, and Mahler were out to destroy his fourteen-year-old reputation." (Konrad Dryden in Leoncavallo: Life and Works, pp. 71-72). Giacomo Puccini had vied with Leoncavallo to secure a performance of his own La Bohème at the Court Opera. In spite of Mahler's preference for the Puccini version, Leoncavallo's Bohème was performed instead, on February 23, 1898, thanks Wilhelm Jahn's intervention. Leoncavallo's Bohème was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on May 6, 1897.

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      Hampstead 1898 - Autograph Letter Signed GREENAWAY, Kate. ALS. Hampstead: 1898. Three pages. On her personal stationary. Octavo. (Measures 6 x 3 3/4 inches). To Mrs. Shaw thanking her for an invitation. "21st Feb. 1898" 39, Frognal Hampstead, N.W. "Dear Mrs. Shaw, I'm so sorryto hear you have had such a bad cold. I have been so fortunate and gone through the winter without one bad one- a wonderful thing for me. I think I would rather come one day and see you-When I should see more of you instead of Wednesday, 20 of March -For I fear I know nothing about Africa- I will therefore give the card to someone else if I find anyone who is interested in the subject- I get so very little time I have rather to dole it out- However I shall hope to come one day and see you when I hope you will have quite recovered. Yours Very Sincerely Kate Greenaway Thank you very much for sending me the card. I'm so tired- Iv'e written such a stupid letter." HBS 67481. $600 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Der kleine Herr Friedemann. Novellen. (Collection Fischer 6)

      Berlin, S. Fischer,, 1898. 198 (2) S. Kl.-8°, Grüner Olwd mit blindgeprägtem Reptilien- und Pflanzendekor, Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt. W/G² 2,- Potempa B.1,- Brüning I, 1. Erste Ausgabe von Thomas Manns erstem Buch. Vorsätze stärker Stockfleckig , sonst gutes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Von größter Seltenheit. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Bd. VI: Begräbniss-Ritus und einige specielle und alterthümliche Gottesdienste der Orthodox-Katholischen Kirche des Morgenlandes; Bd. VII: Fasten- und Blumen-Triodion, nebst den Sonntagsliedern des Oktoicos der Orthodox-Katholischen Kirche des Morgenlandes; Bd. X: Oktoichos oder Parakletike der Orthodox-Katholischen Kirche des Morgenlandes. I. Theil (Ton I?IV.); Bd. XI: Oktoichosoder Parakletike der Orthodox-Katholischen Kirche des Morgenlandes. II. Theil (Ton V?VIII.) (insg. 4 Bde.). 4 Bde. aus dem 11-bändigen «Cyclus» von Übersetzungen gottesdienstlicher Bücher der Orthodox-Katholischen Kirche.

      Berlin, Karl Siegismund, -1904 1898 - 8°, ca. 4400 S., Privat-HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken, Lesebändchen., Beschienen u. min. berieben; Bd. VII: Titelei m. 2 cm Einriss u. auf den letzten 70 S. minimalste Schnittverletzung (1x3mm) an oberer Ecke (vmtl. durch Buchbindearbeit); Bd. XI: Titelei im Gelenk m. 1 cm Einriss; insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Text deutsch und slawisch unter Berücksichtigung der griechischen Urtexte. Alexij Petrowitsch Maltzew (1854-1915) wirkte als Lehrer an Petersburger geistlichen Seminar, bevor er 1886 zum Erzpriester ernannt wurde und als Propst an die russische Botschaftskirche in Berlin entsandt wurde. Dort wirkte fast 30 Jahre lang; hier entstand auch sein liturgisches Editionswerk. Seit mehr als hundert Jahren ist sein Übersetzungswerk die umfangreichste Sammlung liturgischer Hymnen der orthodoxen Kirche in deutscher Sprache. Noch heute ist die Sprache der Übersetzungen Maltzews gut für den gottesdienstlichen Vollzug geeignet, ist doch durchwegs die Metrik der Kirchentöne berücksichtigt. 5100 gr. Schlagworte: Religion - christliche [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 14, 1898

      London: The Zoological Society of London, 1898. Hardcover. No jacket. Ex-university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains all eight parts of volume fourteen, 1896 to 1898, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned and marked. Embossed stamps on FEP and title page. Label on BEP. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        Der Talhüter II.

      - Algraphie mit blauer Tonplatte und mit Aluminium gehöht, 1898, auf sehr festem Velin, mit Bleistift signiert. Darstellungsgröße 46,5:33,5 cm, Blattgröße 64,5:49,3 cm. Literatur: Beringer, Griffelkunst 105. Papierabrieb in den Rändern, mehrere Randeinrisse sorgfältig restauriert. Thoma begann nach Lehren als Lithograph und Anstreicher in Basel sowie als Uhrenschildmaler in Furtwangen, die er nicht beendete, autodidaktische Mal- und Zeichenstudien. 1859 studierte er an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie bei Ludwig Des Coudres (1820-1878) und Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863). 1868 reiste er nach Aufenthalten in Basel und Düsseldorf mit Otto Scholderer (1834-1902) nach Paris. 1870-1877 lebte er in München, wo er mit dem Leibl-Kreis verkehrte. Sein erster Aufenthalt in Italien war 1874, ein zweiter 1880. 1876 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main. Nach sehr zögerlich einsetzendem Erfolg – seinen ersten größeren Auftrag hatte er 1882, 1890 seine erste erfolgreiche Sonderausstellung in München – führte seine steigende Bekanntheit 1898 zur Professur an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie und 1899 zum Direktorat der dortigen Kunsthalle.

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        One Hundred Illustrations to Captain Sir Richard Burton's translation of The Arabian Nights from Original Paintings by Stanley L. Wood. Limited to 250 copies of which this is number 128

      London: Pickering & Chatto. Very Good. c. 1898. First Edition. Proofs before letters. Tape to inner hinges of worn chemise; darkening of contents cover. Otherwise very good with all plates (each of which has a hinged tissue guard) clean & fresh .; 8vo .

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        London Types.

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. A very good copy of the special 'Library edition'. One of about 275 copies of the Library edition printed on japanese vellum. 13 illustrations, (including cover) lithographed in colour, after woodcuts by William Nicholson. Large square 4to., original white linen printed in red and black. A very good copy of this edition, some spotting and browning to covers and endpapers, spine a little darkened, however the plates and text are crips and fresh. The quatorzains, a poem with fourteen lines, were written by the Gloucester born poet William Earnest Henley. He was close friends with Robert Louis Stevenson and is thought to have been the basis for the character of Long John Silver in Treasure Island. There were 3 editions of London Types, a deluxe edition with woodcuts coloured by hand and the Library and Popular editions of colour lithographs printed on different quality papers and in different bindings. Some of Nicholson's greatest images being: The Bus Driver, Guardsman, Hawker, Beef-eater, Sandwich-Man, Coster, Lady, Bluecoat Boy, Policeman, News-Boy, Drum-Major, Flower Girl and Barmaid. They look particularly fine on japanese vellum.

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        Datos Sobre la Marina de Guerra de las Diferentes Naciones ... Estados Unidos

      Havana: Impr. y Litografía de la Maestranza de Artillería, 1898. Folio. (17 3/4 x 12 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank); contents page (verso blank); 4pp. text (recto only of 4 leaves); 1p. text (a table listing all 34 of the 'Acorazados' or battleships in the US fleet, recto only); 1p. text (a table of the 51 other vessels ['No Acorazados']in the US fleet, recto only). 38 plates (each with a tinted lithographic image of an individual vessel above cross-sectional line images and a letterpress table giving logistical details of the same vessel). Black/dark green half calf over textured green paper-covered boards, the flat spine lettered and simply decorated in gilt A remarkable and rare large-scale work recalling the era of the Spanish-American War: an interesting piece of American naval history. This volume, printed for the Cuban navy's artillery division, illustrates thirty-eight ships in the United States Naval Fleet in detail. They are presented in two sections, each fronted by a single page table listing the vessels: firstly 18 "Acorazados' or battleships (bound in alpbabetical order); then 20 other vessels 'No Acorazodos' (also in alphabetical order). Each vessel is shown on a single plate and illustrated in pictorial and schematic form, with the fine tinted lithographs being worked up from photographs. On each plate the section most vulnerable to attack is indicated. In the introductory notes, the author explains that the purpose of the volume was to allow Cuba to mount effective counter attacks should she be attacked by the U.S. OCLC records only a single copy of this work OCLC 39900517 (1 copy: US Navy Department Library, Naval History Center).

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        The Stanzas [Rubaiyat] of Omar Khayyam translated from the Persian by John Leslie Garner - in fine Guild of Women Binders binding

      London: George Bell. 1898. Hardcover. Fine. Stated Second Edition (1898). Small 8vo (6 x 5 inches), bound in full dark blue calf with gilt stars and poppies (?) on art-nouveau elongated stemps, inlays in orange-red for the petals, leather turn-ins with poppies at all four corners, mustard moire silk endpapers, stamped Guild of Women Binders, all edges of the text block gilded and with gauffered floral and stem twining motif. In all, one of the loveliest Guild of Women Binders bindings we've encountered. 82 pp. Fine.

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        A Wonder Book For Girls and Boys

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1898. Cloth. Illustrated cloth over boards, green top-stain, patterned endpapers, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. x, 210, with color frontis and plates, and with color head- and tail-pieces, throughout. Light soiling to the boards, corners and spine tips rubbed, dated gift inscription to the first blank, bookseller ticket on rear pastedown; jacket soiled and sunned, with large chips out at the spine tips and corners and additional edgewear chipping/tears .

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        Collection of Theodore Roosevelt Photographs from Underwood and Underwood

      Very Good. Photograph. A collection of over 190 photographs, with many unpublished. The sizes range from 3" to 5" tall and the image quality and contrast vary. The photos are almost all glued onto paper back to back, with many notes and cataloging numbers. A few of the numbers on the known published photos match the Underwood and Underwood cataloging numbers used in the Library of Congress collection. Underwood and Underwood provided newspapers with photographs in addition to publishing their own stereographs during the 1900s. Many of the photos are well-captioned with places, names, and dates. Most are from Roosevelt's presidency, but a few are from his 1898 Rough Rider days at Montauk Point, Long Island. Roosevelt is in the majority of the photos, although his speech crowds, boaters, garden party guests, and Native Americans waiting to see Roosevelt at a train depot in Pocatello, Idaho, are also pictured. Locations across the country are represented, with dates from 1898 to 1909. Many photos are from Roosevelt's eight-week 25-state tour to the West in 1903, with images from Pocatello and Shoshone, Idaho; Wyoming; Ogden, Utah; Bremerton and Walla Walla, Washington; and Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Folsom, New Mexico; others are from a 1909 visit to Lincoln's birthplace in Kentucky, a 1907 visit on the ship Mayflower with Admirals Sperry and Evans, boating on Lake Sunapee, NH, and the St. Louis Exposition in 1903. Also included with the photos is the 1919 "Life and Work of Theodore Roosevelt" by Thomas H. Russell, which contains many Underwood and Underwood photos including some in the same locations as in the collection. ; B&W Photographs .

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. Tomos I y II / Cervantes y sus obras (José María ASENSIO)

      F. Seix, Barcelona 1898 - 22,5 cm. Obra completa en 3 tomos (los dos primeros la edición completa del Quijote con un proemio de José María Asensio y el facsímil de varios documentos inéditos relativos al autor, y el tercero un estudio del mismo Asensio sobre las obras de Cervantes, con prólogo del Dr. Thebussem. Lujosa edición (holandesa, con lomos cuajados, planos ilustrados y cortes superiores dorados) Cromolitografías de Moreno Carbonero y L. Barrau. Cabeceras e iniciales policromadas, de diferentes artistas. Perfecto estado. LXXXVIII- 609 pp. / XVI-667- XXIII pp. / X-563 pp. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Amica, Mexico, 1898. Framed and matted. Near fine. Not examined out of frame. A nice pencil sketch by the acclaimed Western artist, Edward Borein, done early in his career. The drawing shows five Mexican men, seated and standing, wearing ponchos and sombreros. It was likely done by the young artist as a figure sketch. It dates to Borein's first sojourn to Mexico. Borein was working as a vaquero on a ranch in Malibu and creating art on the side, when the ranch owner financed a trip for him to Mexico. Borein went there in 1897, and remained in Mexico until 1899. The town of Amica is in the province of Jalisco and is located just northwest of Mexico City. Signed in pencil by Borein along the lower left edge. John Edward Borein (1872-1945) was born and raised in California. He worked on ranches as a young man before attending art school in San Francisco, and returned to ranching in the 1890s. He left ranching behind at the turn of the century to concentrate exclusively on art, and rose to the front ranks of Western illustrators. A nice, early image by an influential Western artist.

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        Simplicissimus. Illustrierte Wochenschrift. 3. Jg., Nr. 1 - Nr. 52.

      München, A. Lange, 1898 - 1899. Fol. 416 + 2 S. Priv. HLwd. der Zeit. Luxusausgabe. Komplett, mit allen Beiblättern. Ohne Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis und ohne die zensierte Nummer 32. - Seiten etw. gebräunt, Ebd. berieben, etw. stockfleckig, leichter Schatten eines abgelösten Exlibris a. V. - Die Nummer 32 wurde beschlagnahmt und wurde als Nr. 35 ohne die zensierten Bilder bzw. Texte nochmals publiziert. Neben dieser Notiz ist auch die Benachrichtigung über Heines Kaution eingebunden. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Simplicissimus; Zeitschriften

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        Chirimen-bon] Japanese Fairy Tale Series (Enlarged English Edition). Rendered into English by Lafcadio Hearn. The Boy who Drew Cats [and] The Old Woman who Lost Her Dumpling [and] Chin Chin Kobakama.

      - 3 vols.set. Crepe paper book with hand colored woodblocks, Japanese style binding. "The Boy who Drew Cats". Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No.23. Tokyo, Hiyoshicho: T.Hasegawa, 1898. (24pp., including front & rear covers) Sunned. Edges of front cover somewhat rubbed. Spine somewhat damaged. 19.1x13.8cm. / "The Old Woman who Lost Her Dumpling". Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No.24. Tokyo, Honzaimokucho: T.Hasegawa, 1902. (24pp., including front & rear covers) Sunned. Front and rear covers somewhat stained. Bottom edge of front cover somewhat rubbed. Spine damaged. 11th page of the text partly torn. 19.1x13.8cm. / "Chin Chin Kobakama". Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No.25. Tokyo, Kaminegishicho: T.Hasegawa, 1925. 15th edition. (24pp., including front & rear covers) Somewhat sunned. Front cover sl.stained. "MARTIN HOPKINSON & CO.LTD." stamped on colophon. 19.1x13.7cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Prag, Mercy 1898.Mit 58 Tafeln und 2 farb. Karten (davon 1 in 6 Segmenten auf Lwd. aufgezogen). XII, 132 S. OLwd. Folio. 41 x 33 cm. Beckmann 48. - Umfangreiche und detailreiche Monographie zu der kleinen Äolen - Insel Ustica nordwestlich von Palermo. Beschreibt mit wissenschaftlicher Genauigkeit die Tier - und Pflanzenwelt der Insel, Klima, Gesteine und Petrefakte, die zumeist von den Liparischen Inseln zugewanderte Bevölkerung, ihre Lebensweise, Bräuche und Kultur. - Tls. etwas stockfleckig. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! Bücher de

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        PAN. Vierter Jahrgang, Heft 3

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1898. Folio. Original wraps, with original graphics by HALM, PETER ; VON VOLKMANN, HANS RICHARD; Maximilian von Fichard; KAMPMANN, GUSTAV . Söhn, HDO: 52903-1, 2, 3, 4.Edited by Richard Graul and Caesar Flaischlen et al. PAN, the important German 21 volume art nouveau periodical (1895-1900), is a deluxe fin de siècle periodical with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts,.

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        Tales of Unrest

      London: T. Unwin Fisher, 1898. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First English edition of Conrad's first collection of short stories, published in both America and England in 1898. Author's presentation copy, inscribed "For J. B. Pinker, Joseph Conrad." The book marks the first stage of Conrad learning to write for popular magazines: "in that book I come nearer to the popular notion of tale-telling than in any previous work of mine" (writing to Unwin, Collected Letters, II., p.48). Pinker was one of the first literary agents in London, and became one of the most important agents of the twentieth century, with such clients as H.G. Wells, Stephen Crane, Henry James, and Ford Madox Ford. Pinker was "superbly attuned to the changing economic climate of the 1890s publishing market and served the interests of several 'difficult' writers with a skillful blend of shrewdness, tact, generosity, and long-suffering" (Knowles and Moore). This could not have been better demonstrated than with his relationship with Conrad, in which the agent was required to play many roles: friend, banker, father-figure and general factotum. Pinker could see Conrad's potential, but in many ways the author was ill-placed to survive the cutthroat market of the time, committed as he was "to a form of experimental novel, the unpredictable gestation of which involved an enormous amount of energy, time, and living costs" (op.cit.) As Conrad later gratefully acknowledged, Pinker believed in him and backed him for the long term, bankrolling him through the lean years when he had yet to be a commercial success, in the hope of future payments and royalties. Conrad was forced to split himself between his long serious projects like Nostromo and Under Western Eyes and more commercial journalistic material. Tensions were high between author and agent in these years between 1904 and 1910, with Pinker being asked for larger and larger advances to fund medical costs, household bills and overseas trips. The agent's requests for itemization and justification were resented by Conrad, and he sometimes resisted his agent's attempts to link payments to fixed amounts of delivered copy. In December 1909 Pinker's patience finally snapped after the author had been working on Under Western Eyes for two years and then broke off, against his agent's wishes, to write for the English Review. Pinker threatened to cut off all funds; his author retaliated by threatening to throw the manuscript into the fire. After an explosive row the two did not speak for two years. After the dramatic upturn in Conrad's popularity and finances after 1914 the author could finally begin to settle his debts, and the two men resumed their relationship, meeting weekly, spending weekends at each other's homes, and even collaborating on a screenplay. Conrad later wrote: "those books which, people say, are an asset of English Literature owe their existence to Mr. Pinker as much as to me. For 15 years of my writing life he has seen me through periods of unproductiveness[,] through illnesses[,] through all sorts of troubles..." (Collected Letters, V, p.619). Conrad was deeply affected by his agent's sudden death in 1922. Bound in original green cloth and housed in a slipcase. With bookplate of book collector Stanley J. Seeger. Very good condition. LIT/011116.

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