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        The War of the Worlds.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1898. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black, publisher's monogram in black on back cover, untrimmed. Spine rolled, small brown stain on front cover, inner hinges split but sound. A very good copy. First edition, first issue, with the 16-page publisher's catalogue and the end, 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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        "The English dialect dictionary being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been used during the last two hundred years."

      London and New York: Oxford University Press & G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1898-1905. "First edition, American issue, 6 volumes, large 4to; green morocco-backed green pebbled cloth, stamped in gilt on spines; spines sunned, corners bumped, bookplate, a very good set with a number of additional materials, including in volume 1 a manuscript letter from Wright tipped in to the front free endpaper detailing the method of subscription; the original upper wrapper for the first part; and, a subscriber list tipped in in back; tipped in at the back of volume 6 are the original title pages and preliminaries for parts 1-4, a bibliographical note list, subscriber notices, and back wrapper of an original part tipped in in back. Thirty- three years in the making this is the most comprehensive dialect dictionary ever published in any language, with over 100,000 words and half a million quotations and references - ""a storehouse of folklore, a mine of learning for philologists"" (Wright II, 397). Now out of print."

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        The Winchester Edition of the Novels: 10 volumes complete.

      Edinburgh; Grant Richards 1898 - Ten volumes complete, publisher's green cloth, gilt with gilt floral decoration on spines, top edge gilt the other edges untrimmed, title-pages printed in red and black; tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait in vol. 1. Spines faded, but alas not uniformly - the first four to a not unpleasant uniform mid-brown but the remainder have faded to an almost straw colour with faintish spots, possibly caused by damp - the last volume has a faint damp stain over the rear hinge; untrimmed edges foxed; endpapers foxed; contents very good. A pleasingly printed edition by T. and A. Constable. Later editions added two volumes of letters etc. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A.]
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        A Treatise on Universal Algebra with Applications Volume I


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        A Treatise on Universal Algebra with Applications. Volume I [all published].

      Cambridge: University Press, 1898. - FIRST EDITION. xxvi, 586 pp. Original cloth, large 8vo. Heel of spine and corners of covers worn. Joints starting. Light pencilling on six pages, five discreet red ink notations in the margins (which appear to be corrections to the text). Bookplate on pastedown. Else Very Good+. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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        Western Mail Football Annual 1898-9

      Western Mail 1898 - Reviews the 1897-8 season for all the South Wales clubs with laws, fixtures and article on 'The Future of Welsh Rugby Football'. Paperback. 12mo. 174pp + wrappers Photo of Sir JTD Llewellyn, President of Welsh RFU opposite title page.  Cover and first few pages with corner nibbled. chipped at head and foot of spine and pages a little brittle. Otherwise good. A very scarce and early Welsh rugby and soccer annual. Not recorded by Jenkins or Seddon.

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      Government Printing Office, 1898., 1898. First edition. 8vo. Salmon-colored printed wrappers, 49 pp., map. Large portion of the report deals with more effectually carrying out the law prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in Alaska. Mention is made of a tribe on the Admiralty Island known as the "Hoochinoos" who used to smuggle to the soldiers at Sitka a beverage known as "hoochinoo" and "hooch." "Hooch" was made from a mash of black molasses imported from the Hawaiian Islands. Smuggling and the control of smugglers is of great concern to the law as well as effectively enforcing the laws to protect both saloon keepers and the citizens. The governor further reports on criminal and penal laws, land laws, population, taxable property, agricultural development, stock raising, reindeer, fur seals, sea otters, mining, etc. Disasters are included in the report with the mention of the schooner Lady Jane Grey that went down off Cape Flattery with only a few saved. A map of the longitudinal section of workings of the Alaska/Mexican Gold Mine is also present. A fine, clean copy. WICKERSHAM 227.

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        Jeu de l'Affaire Dreyfus et de la Verite

      1898 - (Dreyfus, Alfred). Jeu de l’Affaire Dreyfus et de la Vérité. Sceaux: E. Charaire, [circa 1898]. Folding cloth-hinged stiff boards, mounted with illustrated chromolithographic game surface. Measures 23-3/4 by 16-3/4 inches opened. $3000.Original game board, with game-squares containing portraits of the principal characters in the Dreyfus scandal, including Émile Zola, whose famous protest in the form of an open newspaper letter entitled “J’Accuse” contributed to Dreyfus’ eventual pardon and release.Dreyfus’ court-martial, conviction, and final acquittal “developed into a political event which had repercussions throughout France and the Jewish world” (Bredin), and exposed anti-Semitism that was rampant in the French military. Dreyfus was accused in 1894 of attempting to transmit a secret military document to the military attaché of the German embassy in Paris, the charges against him stemming from anti-Semitism. Arrested and tried before a court-martial, Dreyfus was found guilty of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment and exiled to Devil’s Island. Public outcry led to the discovery of suppressed exculpatory evidence, a retrial and eventual pardon. “The Dreyfus affair made a strong impact on the outlook of world Jewry and the atmosphere in their respective countries. Jews everywhere were shocked that the affair could take place in France, the ‘homeland of liberty and the Great Revolution,’ and that hatred of the Jews could still prejudice the behavior of a considerable part of the French people, in particular when the Jewish victim was completely assimilated. This seemed to prove clearly that assimilation was no defense against anti-Semitism” (Encyclopedia Judaica 6, 228). Without game pieces and dice. Only the lightest soiling to board surface, fragment of ribbon tie still in place. An extraordinary surviving artifact in near-fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1898 - First edition, one of only 500 copies. Related newspaper article laid in (in archival sleeve). Minor wear to corners, small bump to top board edge, binding slightly shaken, ink name & date (April 12 - 1912) on front endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author! viii, [3], 209, [1] pp. 8vo. The first volume of verse by the author of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, and Far from the Madding Crowd - also notable for the inclusion of a frontispiece and thirty illustrations by Hardy. Includes poetry representing over 25 years of Hardy's work as a poet. Its publication seems to have been a turning point in his career as an author, as he published only poetry for the next 30 years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: New York Publishing Company, 1898 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i] ii-iv [5] 6-383 [384: blank], numerous illustrations, some full page, by Walt McDougall, one map, original pictorial tan cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, t.e.g. First edition. "Burlesque of the adventure story of the day, perhaps with reference to Mark Twain's A CONNECTICUT YANKEE AT KING ARTHUR'S COURT, plus general suggestions of the lost-race romance." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1685. "A humorous satire recounts the exploits of two Yankees in a sleepy medieval country where they introduce nineteenth-century technology. At first the standard of living improves and class lines weaken; but eventually a new moneyed class establishes trusts, aliens and laborers agitate, and a gigantic tunnel project miscarries, flooding the entire country." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 204. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 598. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Reginald 10752. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (III) 3996. Not in Kopp, Lewis, Negley or Rooney. A bright, fine copy. Formerly, part of the Stuart A. Teitler collection of lost race fiction. A scarce book. (#151626) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der kleine Herr Friedemann: Novellen ( Collection Fischer Bd. VI )

      Berlin, S. Fischer, 1898. Erstausgabe 198 S. Kl.-8°, Leinen, gepr. Einband: Lüderitz und Bauer, Berlin: grüne geprägte O.-Leinwand m.Blumen- und Reptilienornamenten. Kopfgoldschnitt, Lesebändchen. Eingebunden O.- Umschlagzeichnung von Wilhelm Schulz. - Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen, Vorsatz und Papier etwas lichtrandig, Seitenschnitt gering fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Handschriftl.Besitzeintrag auf Schmutztitel \" von Simson 1903\" (Bibliothek Clara von Simson). Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        THE FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROAD, complete survey, Cripple Creek, Colorado 1898

      The Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad, Not listed 1898 - THE FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROAD, original and only known copy of the complete survey and engineering details of this famous railroad¿s construction. A narrow gauge railroad built to service the passengers, freight and mining activity in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado. RIGHT OF WAY DEEDS of The FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS. This volume is the Handiwork of John R. Chamberlin, In the Office of the Chief Engineer of the Associated Companies, circa 1898. Original leather covers with the simple word, "Deeds," printed in gilt on the front cover. Dimensions of book: 5 inches across by 8-1/4 inches in height; 1-1/4 inches thick. 468 pages of detailed maps and memorandums, plus 4 foldout maps of specific city/town sections. There is no specific publisher or publishing date on book. There are no listings of this publication in Wynar or on the OCLC. This appears to be a unique publication. The detail in this book is so precise, it would be feasible to rebuild the FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS from the information it provides. Exact survey points, surface locations, lots, mining claims, streets, blocks, etc. are indicated, along with dimensions, county real estate books, directions, building locations, depots, spurs to various mines, reservoirs, and other topographical details. Maps begin in Florence, Colorado and extend up Phantom Canyon to Victor, in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, through towns such as Arequa and Anaconda, past gold mines and into the City of Cripple Creek. Condition of book: near fine; no evident flaws or weaknesses. This book is a definitive reference on the construction of the FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Rossetti, Christina- Certificate of Copyright, The Library of Congress] Maude

      Two 4to sheets, two copies (though different forms and each with original signatures, one bearing official seal. Original document signed and executed in fountain pen. May 21, 1898. Copyright for "Maude by Christina Rossetti. 1897. Chicago,. Herbert S. Stone & Co."Signed by A. R. Spofford on both. One copy with three signatures, Spofford, Herbert Putnam (Librarian of Congress) and Thorvald Solberg (Register of Copyrights). Creased. One split along folds. Most scarce.

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        HEINZ HAJEK-HALKE (1898-1983) Professor Dr., deutscher Maler und Fotograf

      - HEINZ HAJEK-HALKE (1898-1983) Professor Dr., deutscher Maler und bedt. Fotograf (Subjektive Fotografie, 1949 Mitbegründer der Gruppe FOTOFORM, Lichtgrafiken, Fotogramm), Schüler von Emil Orlik und Hans Baluschek --- ORIGINAL-ÖLGEMÄLDE (Öl/Hartfaser, 49,5 x 40 cm, gerahmt), re. unten eigenhändig signiert mit Jahr (19)42 MOTIV : Strandlandschaft bei Ebbe (Die abstrahierenden Positiv-Negativ-Formen in der Strandlandschaft nehmen auf ganz eigene Weise die späteren Ansätze Hajek-Halkes in der fotoform bzw. der subjektiven Fotografie vorweg.)Zur Entstehungszeit des Gemäldes arbeitete er als Werks- und Flugfotograf bei den Dornier-Werken in Friedrichshafen am Bodensee. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Untitled [First Nations Family with Two Horses - Original Oil Painting]

      - [no date]. () Near fine. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 25 X 29.5" (63.5 X 75 CM) in 30.4 X 35.5" (77 X 90 CM) white and beige coated wooden frame. Some light wear, cracking and chipping to frame, else in excellent condition. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom left corner. A beautiful painting showing three First Nations people in tradition dress with two horses. On one horse appears to be a mother and a child while the man prepares to mount the second. Bright decorative clothing stands out against the soft skin tone of the horses. The image is set off nicely with the green grass and light blue sky behind. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 – 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        London Types.

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - 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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        STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE: An Episode of Frontier War

      London Longmans, Green and Co 1898 - First edition, first issue of the book, no other printings were issued of the first edition but one. This copy with the printed errata slip tipped in. A complete and perfect copy. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, 2 folding maps in colour and 4 sketches and plans. 8vo, publisher’s original pale green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and cover. Now housed in a very fine light-red morocco fold-over case, the spine panel of the case with raised bands stopped in gilt, the compartments with gilt ruled frames, lettered and numbered in 3 compartments in gilt. xv, 336, 32 ads. An extremely fine copy, all tissue guards present, maps and sketches all in especially fine condition, the cloth as pristine and about as fine and clean as one could hope to find. THE FIRST EDITION, AND AN EXTREMELY FINE AND CLEAN COPY OF THIS INCREASINGLY HARD TO FIND WORK. The first book written by Winston Churchill who would one day be not only a prolific and prize winning author but one of the greatest figures in modern history. After an education at Harrow and Sandhurst he entered the army in 1895 and embarked on one of the most varied and distinguished careers of the 20th century. He acted as a correspondent for The Daily Telegraph from India and for the Morning Post during the Boer War. His dramatic escape from prison in Pretoria brought him to public attention. He embarked on his political career in 1900 by entering Parliament. While there he held many major offices of state: Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty in which he oversaw naval operations for the First World War, Colonial Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and eventually in 1940, Prime Minister. The latter office he would hold throughout World War Two and again from 1951 to 1955. Early in this illustrious life, in 1897, the Daily Telegraph paid Churchill £5 per column for his dispatches from the Northwest Frontier in India, where he first saw action as a soldier, and after his return he fashioned these articles into the book here offered. It was the author's first book and only 2000 copies were printed; it is of course now very difficult to find, especially in such fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1898. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First English Edition of Conrad's fourth book -- his first collection of short stories (including "An Outpost of Progress," a Congo tale anticipating his later "Heart of Darkness"). The American edition by Scribner's is believed to have come out about ten days earlier. For this U.K. edition Cagle estimates a total printing of about 1,250 copies -- including some later copies with no gilt top edge, plus some copies that were remaindered with a cancel title page and a still later binding (the book did not sell well).~This copy is in the primary state (with top edge gilt and wove endpapers), and is in bright, just-about-fine condition -- one very faint small mark on the front cover, but essentially no wear at all. TALES OF UNREST is becoming increasingly uncommon in this condition. Cagle A4c.1. Provenance: bookplate of L[ouis]. C[harles]. Casartelli (1852-1925), who was an academic in the field of Eastern religions, the author of numerous books in that field between 1882 and 1908, and a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). In 1878 he had also become an ordained priest of the Catholic Church; in 1903 he was elevated to the post of 4th Diocesan Bishop of Salford (the Manchester-Liverpool area), a post he held until his death.

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        Gründungscommers d. acad. Verb. Makkabäa. 19. März. `98. Auf: Mein . Volk: Zu . edlem Thun.

      Graz, -, 1898. Orig. Ansichtskarte [14,3 x 9,3 cm]. Im Stein signiert von Jul. Steiner. Mit der eighd. Signatur von (Theodor) Herzl und anderen. - Die Karte ist gelaufen. Stempelabschlag a. Vorderseite, kl. Eckknick, leichte Gbrsp. - Herzl, (1860 - 1904), studierte ab 1878 an der Juridischen Fakultät der Univ. Wien, wo er 1884 promoviert wurde. In den folgenden Jahren entfaltete H. sein literarisches Talent. Elf seiner insgesamt 19 Bühnenstücke wurden am Burgtheater aufgeführt, hatten jedoch kein Nachleben. Als Feuilletonist und Essayist verband Herzl seine schriftstellerische Tätigkeit mit seiner beruflichen: von 1891 bis 1895 war er Pariser Korrespondent, von 1895 bis zu seinem Tod Feuilletonredakteur der \"Neuen Freien Presse\", der von Moritz Benedikt geleiteten Zeitung des überwiegend jüdischen Wiener Kultur- und Bildungsbürgertums. Auch diese Tätigkeit als schöngeistiger Homme de lettres hätte ihn nicht vor der Vergessenheit bewahrt; erst die Hinwendung zu seiner eigentlichen Lebensaufgabe, der Propagierung der zionistischen Idee und der Gründung der zionistischen Bewegung, die einen eigenen Judenstaat, womöglich in Palästina, anstrebte, machte ihn zu einer historischen und prophetischen Figur. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Ansichtskarten; Autograph; Grafik; Kunst

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        Notes from a Diary in Asiatic Turkey

      Edward Arnold, 1898. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1898. 267 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Green cloth boardswith gilt titling on front and spine. Front hinge is cracked exposing the binding netting but text block still firm. Cream pages with light tanning and foxing to text block edge and endpapers. Ex school Library book with usual stamps and slips on the pastedown and endpapers. Light foxing to some of the plates. Scuff marks to the ffep. Bright boards with light surface rubbing and wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Library markings on spine. Light lean to the spine.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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."

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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