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        First on the Antarctic Continent

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

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        Vida de Carlos III por el Conde de Fernan Nuñez. Publicada con la biografia del autor,apendices y notas por A. Morel Fatio y A. Paz y Meliá y un prologo de Juan Valera. 2 Volumenes

      Fernando Fe, Madrid 1898 - holandesa piel algo rozada con puntas, nervios y tejuelo, en general buena conservación retrato. . 858 págs.

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        Zhivopisnaya Rossia. Tom VI. Otechevstvo nashe v evo zemelnom, istoricheskom, plemennom ekonomicheskom i bytovom zachenii ... Moskva i moskovskaya promyshlennaya oblast, chast pervaya - Moskva. S 217 risunkami. VI/2 - Moskovskaya promyslennaya oblast. S 178 risunkami

      Moskva, M. O. Volf 1898-99 OLWd., 2 Bände, 296 und 324 Seiten, mit zahlreichen schönen Abb. 2°, Rücken beschädigt, Ecken berieben, Deckel sind fleckig und angestaubt, Tom VI/2 hat Kante an d. Vorderdeckel unten ohne klein Stück. Titel VI/1 hat Widmung, VI/2 ist anfangs und zum Ende in dem obenem und unterem Gelenk und auch an d. Rand oben und unten angeschmutzt von d. Farbe d. Deckel (rot). Innen zuweilen Braunflecken, sonst innen guter Zustand.Russland, Rossia

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        Zhivopisnaya Rossia. Tom VI. Otechevstvo nashe v evo zemelnom, istoricheskom, plemennom ekonomicheskom i bytovom zachenii . Moskva i moskovskaya promyshlennaya oblast, chast pervaya - Moskva. S 217 risunkami. VI/2 - Moskovskaya promyslennaya oblast. S 178 risunkami

      Moskva, M. O. Volf 1898-99 - OLWd., 2 Bände, 296 und 324 Seiten, mit zahlreichen schönen Abb. 2°, Rücken beschädigt, Ecken berieben, Deckel sind fleckig und angestaubt, Tom VI/2 hat Kante an d. Vorderdeckel unten ohne klein Stück. Titel VI/1 hat Widmung, VI/2 ist anfangs und zum Ende in dem obenem und unterem Gelenk und auch an d. Rand oben und unten angeschmutzt von d. Farbe d. Deckel (rot). Innen zuweilen Braunflecken, sonst innen guter Zustand. Book Language/s: ru [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gedichte und Spruche (Poems and Maxims)

      Leipzig: C. G. Fritzsch, 1898. First printing. Wraps. Very Good +. NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Gedichte und Spruche (Poems and Maxims) C. G. Fritzsch, Leipzig, 1898. TP + 1 leaf + [V] XXII + [1] 203 + 6 leaves = advertisements, 16mo. First Edition. Schaberg 59. INSCRIBED BY ELISABETH FORSTER-NIETZSCHE.The first printing of several of Nietzsche's poems. This book was made available in four different bindings and a total of 1,000 copies were printed. The dedication is written by Nietzsche's sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, the editor of the book, and reads "Herrn Aug. Beck mit den herzlichsten Grüssen v. d. Herausgeberin" (To Mr. Aug. Beck with the kindest regards, the editor).CONDITION: Original green printed wrappers, inscribed on front free endpaper. A scarce book in any binding, but especially in original wraps. Very good condition in custom clamshell box. CONDITION: Original green printed wrappers, inscribed on front free endpaper. A scarce book in any binding, but especially in original wraps. Very good condition in custom clamshell box.

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        REPORT OF THE BOUNDARY COMMISSION UPON THE SURVEY AND RE-MARKING OF THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE. 1891-1896. ALBUM. 55TH CONG., 2D SESS. SD 247. [Title on next page: VIEWS OF THE MONUMENTS AND CHARACTERISTIC SCENES ALONG THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE. REPRODUCED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION. 1892-1895.].

      [Washington:: Government Printing Office,. 1898]. Oblong folio, 10.75" x 13.75". [1-title], [1 blank], [1-title], [1 blank] pp, 258 plates. Album volume only, containing 258 black and white glossy photographic plates with captions in both English and Spanish. Bound in lightly worn contemporary half-morocco over pebbled red cloth, matching red leather label with gilt title on front board, black embossed spine bands. Photographic plates quite clean. Very Good. Handsome photographic views of the 258 monuments marking the boundary between the United States and Mexico west of the Rio Grande River. The photographs all show interesting background scenery, with many containing images of the Surveyors standing next to the Monuments, some with images of locals or animals; an interesting view of the Monument at Nogales taken outside a building, with many locals milling about and a hanging sign advertising beer. This album was issued along with a volume of text not present here.

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        Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika. 96 Lichtdrucke nach Photographien aus dem Herero- und Nama-Lande. Aufgenommen von Th. Rehbock während einer Forschungsreise 1896/1897.

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1898. - Rote, gold- und schwarzgeprägte Original-Leinwand, quer-8°, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Reste einer alten Papierklebemarke auf Rücken, Seiten leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig, ohne die auf dem Titel angegebene Karte, mit Widmung von alter Hand verso Titel: Swakopmund D.S.W.A. Weihnachten 1904 Buea Kamerun 1905. Sehr ordentliches Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du livre Les émaux byzantins, [collection de] A.W. Zwenigorodskoï.

      - St. Petersbourg, [s.n.], 1898. 31 x 21 cm. White cloth, very richly gilt and decorated with depictions of enamels and gem-studded jewels. All edges decorated in red and gold. (6), 252 p., 6 plates (two chromolithographies, one with additional gold; three wood engraved pictures, and an engraving on Imperial Japanese paper by W.W. Matthé after a drawing by Alexander P. Bogolioubow), (2) p. Gilt and blue endpapers. Printed in 100 numbered copies, but this copy not numbered. First edition. Perfectly preserved.* This curious book, very luxuriously produced, was published out of sheer admiration for the sumptuous description of Prince Alexander Zvenigorodsky's collection of priceless antique enamels, that was sent to high-placed individuals in many countries of the world. In fact, this book mainly consists of verbatim reactions and letters-of-thanks for Zwenigorodsky's volume by (noble secretaries of) granddukes, princes and queens and their ministers, museum directors and state librarians. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De La Typographie et De L'Harmonie De La Page Impremée William Morris et Son Influence Sur Les Arts et Metiers

      London: Hacon & Ricketts, 1898. 31pp. Limited edition of 256 (as stated, 6 copies on parchment). Errata slip. Red/black text, red line border layout to some pages, red design to limited edition page. Small hardback, quarter-bound with pattern design over greay boards, title label to spine. General browning to spine and boards, nick to spine head. Foxing most notably to endpapers and pastedowns, roughcut edges to fore- and bottom edges. No inscriptions. Overall a nice copy of a very scarce title. . Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Man Overboard [in The Harmsworth Magazine no.6 for December 1898].

      London: Harmsworth Bros, Dec. 1898., 1898. First appearance of Churchill's short story 'Man Overboard'. Small quarto magazine format in original publisher's illustrated paper covers. Very minor edgewear and very slight chipping to spine ends otherwise bright, clean and strong. Quarter inch of loss to tail of spine panel. Staples faintly rusting. An exceptionally clean and attractive copy of a scarce piece of Churchill ephemera.

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        The Harmsworth Monthly Pictorial Magazine. Vols. I-VII.

      Harmsworth Bros. 1898-1902 Vols I-V bound with fronts, half titles, general titles, and indexes. Attractively bound in uniform light green cloth, dec. in gilt, lettered in black; some sl. rubbing but overall a v.g. bright set.Volume I, pp 662-664 contains the first appearance of Winston Churchill's short maritime tale

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        Deutsche Burgen. 2 Bände

       Wasmuth, Berlin, 1898. Zusammen VIII S./496 S. mit 566 Textabb. im Holzschnitt und lithographierten Tafeln, original Halbpergament mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Lederecken, folio, (Einbände berieben)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Architektur

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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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        Two weeks after the United States declared war on Spain, President McKinley commissions a future Naval Commander

      Washington, D.C., May 4, 1898. 15.5" x 19". "Spanish-American War date Partly Printed Document Signed ""William McKinley"" as President and ""John D. Long"" as Secretary of the Navy, 1 page. 15.5"" x 19"". Washington, D.C., May 4, 1898. On parchment. Completed in manuscript. Minor flaws. Excellent naval vignettes at top and across the lower portion. 2.25 inch blind embossed blue paper seal of the Navy Department affixed at lower center. Fine condition.In part, ""Know Ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity, and Abilities of John M. Poyer, I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him a Lieutenant in the Navy from the 8th day of April 1898 in the service of the United States…""On February 15, 1898, the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor. On April 20th, President William McKinley signed the Joint Resolution for War with Spain. On May 4, 1898, the day President McKinley signed the document here offered commissioning Lieutenant John M. Poyer as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, a Joint Resolution of Congress calling for the annexation of Hawaii was introduced. With the support of Pres. McKinley, the United States acquired Hawaii in July. Six days after this document was signed by Secretary of the Navy John D. Long, he issued orders to Captain Henry Glass, commander of the cruiser U.S.S. Charleston to capture Guam on the way to Manila. John M. Poyer (1861-1922) rose to Navy Commander. He served as Governor of American Samoa from 1915-1919."

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        X-RAYS ARE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION: "Evidence that Röntgen Rays are Ordinary Light" (The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science [Fifth Series], Vol. XLV, pp. 532-536)

      Taylor and Francis, London 1898 - George Johnstone Stoney (1826-1911) proposes that x-rays are electromagnetic radiation. Volume also contains: "Measurements concerning Radiation-Phenomena in the Magnetic Field: I" by Pieter Zeeman (pp. 197-201, 1898), "Radiation Phenomena in the Magnetic Field" by Thomas Preston (pp. 325-339) and "Radiation in a Magnetic Field" by Albert Michelson (pp. 348-356). vii, [1], 548 pp. 8vo. 24 Plates . Original brown leather spine with five raised bands, red and black leather patch titles with gold embossed titling, marbled paper insets to covers. Wear and scuffing to covers. Bookplate on front pastedown only indication of ex-library status, clean within. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ZEEMAN EFFECT & ANOMALOUS ZEEMAN EFFECT: "Measurements Concerning Radiation-Phenomena in the Magnetic Field: I" and "Radiation Phenomena in the Magnetic Field" (The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science [Fifth Series], Vol. XLV, pp. 197-207, 325-339)

      Taylor and Francis, London 1898 - Two articles on the Zeeman Effect and Anomolous Zeeman Effect. Volume also contains "Evidence that Röntgen Rays are Ordinary Light" by George Johnstone Stoney pp. 532-536, 1898) and "Radiation in a Magnetic Field" by Albert Michelson (pp. 348-356). vii, [1], 548 pp. 8vo. 24 Plates . Original brown leather spine with five raised bands, red and black leather patch titles with gold embossed titling, marbled paper insets to covers. Wear and scuffing to covers. Bookplate on front pastedown only indication of ex-library status, clean within. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        X-RAYS ARE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION: "Evidence that Röntgen Rays are Ordinary Light" (The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science [Fifth Series], Vol. XLV, pp. 532-536)

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. George Johnstone Stoney (1826-1911) proposes that x-rays are electromagnetic radiation. Volume also contains: "Measurements concerning Radiation-Phenomena in the Magnetic Field: I" by Pieter Zeeman (pp. 197-201, 1898), "Radiation Phenomena in the Magnetic Field" by Thomas Preston (pp. 325-339) and "Radiation in a Magnetic Field" by Albert Michelson (pp. 348-356). vii, [1], 548 pp. 8vo. 24 Plates . Original brown leather spine with five raised bands, red and black leather patch titles with gold embossed titling, marbled paper insets to covers. Wear and scuffing to covers. Bookplate on front pastedown only indication of ex-library status, clean within.

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        The War of the Worlds

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - This is a superior copy of the first edition of one of Wells' earliest and best-known novels. Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) is widely credited as being "the father of science fiction". "Born ‘blasphemous and protesting’, he reacted against his mother's fervent Anglicanism by becoming a ‘prodigy of Early Impiety’" (Wells, Experiment in Autobiography, vol. 1) which may have well-suited Wells to the genre of science fiction he helped to incubate and define. Though he was a versatile and prolific writer in many genres, his early successes (and the works for which he is most famous) included The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Awakes, and The First Men in the Moon. "Boldly melodramatic and intellectually provocative, Wells' early "scientific romances" (as they came to be called) remain unsurpassed for their imagination and visionary power." (ODNB) One of Wells' main contributions to the genre was to acknowledge that the story should be made as credible as possible despite the fact that both reader and writer may acknowledge that certain parts of the story are impossible. To that end, Wells asserted there should be "only a single extraordinary assumption" and summed up "Wells' Law" thus: "As soon as the magic trick has been done the whole business of the fantasy writer is to keep everything else human and real . Any extra fantasy outside the cardinal assumption immediately gives a touch of irresponsible silliness to the invention." (Introduction to The Scientific Romances of H.G. Wells, 1933). A childhood accident that confined him to bed allegedly cultivated a love of storytelling and a desire to write. A literate but impoverished childhood led to a job in teaching with income supplemented by writing. When health forced him to give up teaching for freelance journalism, his trajectory as a writer was set. A long and celebrated writing career saw Wells nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature four times. The War of the Worlds was first serialized by Pearson's Magazine in the UK, and by Cosmopolitan in the US. It has been adapted for the screen, radio, comic books and other media many times, perhaps most notably in 1938 when Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast that infamously caused widespread panic among credulous listeners. The idea for the novel apparently came from Wells' brother, who speculated while they were out for a walk in the Surrey countryside about what it would be like if aliens were to descend out of the sky and invade. The British first edition is unusual thus, in condition approaching near fine, original and unrestored. The grey cloth binding remains tight and square with nicely rounded spine, almost no discernible color shift to the spine, only trivial wear to spine ends and corners, and a touch of soiling. The contents remain notably clean, with only trivial spotting almost entirely confined to the pastedowns and first few pages. The sole previous ownership mark is a front free endpaper gift inscription dated "Xmas . 1899." The untrimmed page edges show modest, uniform toning. Currey identifies four forms of the publisher's catalogue bound in at the end of the first edition, assigning A-D priority to each. Per Currey this is state (B), delineated by a 32-page rear catalogue headed "ILLUMINATION by Harold Frederic". The binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chess In Philadelphia: A Brief History of the Game in Philadelphia

      Billstein & Son Co 1898 - 158 pages with frontispiece, 5 plates, diagrams, tables and index. Small Quarto. bound in original publisher's half leather with gilt lettering to spine over marbled boards. (Betts: 6-21) First edition. Gustavus Charles Reichman was a chess editor, analyst, problem composer, solver and player. He was chess editor of the Philadelphia Times and North American. He was the Games Editor of Brentano's Chess Monthly (1881-1882). From 1895 to 1905, he was Secretary of the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia. In his earlier years, he was a piano tuner. For many years, he was chess champion of Philadelphia. In 1886, he took 2nd place in the world championship solving tournament, which had 109 entrants from around the world. He played two matches against Mackenzie in 1866 and 1867. The first match of six games was Mackenzie +5 -0 =1; the second match was Mackenzie +7 -0 =2 and was timed with an hour glass. Reichhelm died of heart disease in a Pennsylvania Hospital and had accumulated a large library of chess literature. Condition: Previous owner's name on front end paper, some pencil tick marks in margins, closed three inch tear at head title page else a better than very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Isabella Or The Pot Of Basil

      Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, And Co. Ltd, 1898 - 1st edition thus. Publisher's green cloth boards spine gilt and blind stamped front cover. End blanks front and rear heavily spotted, text leaves generally very clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika. Seine wirtschaftliche Erschließung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Nutzbarmachung des Wassers. Bericht über das Ergebnis einer im Auftrage des "Syndikates für Bewässerungsanlagen in Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika" durch das Herero- und Gross-Namaland unternommenen Reise. Mit 28 Tafeln und Karten.

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1898. - Schwarzblaue Original-Leinwand, mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, 4°, XXII, 237 Seiten, Kartenbeilagen (!) in Kartentasche im hinteren Buchdeckel. Einband minimal berieben, Name von alter Hand auf leerem Vorsatz. Ein schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SIX DRAWINGS Illustrating Théophile Gautiers Romance Mademoiselle de Maupin

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. First edition, LIMITED TO ONLY 50 HAND NUMBERED COPIES. Six photogravures "being reproductions of an uncompleted set of illustrations by the late Aubrey Beardsley to Mademoiselle de Maupin". Large Folio [15.3 by 11 inches approx.], loosely contained as issued in the original printed wrapper and portfolio of gray boards with green cloth back and corners, the upper board printed in red and black, with green silk ties. A nice set of this extremely scarce Beardsley item. The plates are all without wear, occasionally a few spots here or there caused by the paper stock, The wrapper is well preserved, the portfolio covers with some general age-wear, having served their purpose well. FIRST EDITION OF THIS EXTREMELY SCARCE SET OF PHOTOGRAVURES PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY OF ARTWORK INTENDED FOR Mademoiselle de Maupin. In the autumn of 1897 Beardsley, increasingly desperate to see another book published similar to THE RAPE OF THE LOCK, set to work on illustrations for 'Mademoiselle de Maupin' with Leonard Smithers' approval. This precipitated something of a crisis in his relationship with the publisher. Smithers simply did not have the money for the project and dragged his heals while Beardsley, hurt by what he saw as a lack of faith by him, became increasingly depressed and began suffering pangs of paranoia over the project. Smithers then accused Beardsley of becoming tired with Maupin, which may have contributed to Beardsley anxiety over money and belief that his friend was not playing fair with him during his illness and planning to take his artwork and sell it for profit after his death. In only a few more months the artist would be dead and the "Maupin" project would never be completed.

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        American Statesmen

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1898. Minor shelf wear. Overall very good. Green Buckram with Gilt Spine Lettering, Top Guilt Edge, Tissue rare full set of biographies of great American statesmen. There are 28 book-lengths of leaders such as Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, George Washington (2 vols.), John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Gouverneur Morris, John Jay, John Marshall, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Albert Gallatin, James Monroe, J.Q. Adams, John Randolph, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay (2 vols.), Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Lewis Cass, Abraham Lincoln (2 vols.), William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Charles Francis Adams, Charles Sumner, and Thaddeus Stevens. The last volume is an Index and selected bibliography. A wonderful set. Second Series Ulysses S. Grant, John Sherman, James G. Blain, Thomas Reed, William McKinley (2 vols.) John Hay (2 vols.)

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        S/W Porträtfotographie. [ca. 22,5 x 17,4 cm].

      -, 0, [Prag?], - [Prag?], -, o. J. Mit hds. Bleistift-Titelei auf der Rückseite. - Nach einer Fotografenlehre im Atelier Antonin Mattas in Príbram von 1898 bis 1901 besuchte Drtikol, (1883 - 1961), von 1901 bis 1903 die Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Photographie in München (später umbenannt in Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Lichtbildwesen und ab 1990 in Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign München). Nach dem Militärdienst 1907, betrieb er bis 1935 ein eigenes Studio, zunächst in Príbram, später in Prag. 1945/46 war Drtikol Professor an der Schule für Graphik in Prag. Schwerpunkt seiner Arbeit war die Aktphotographie. In seinen frühen Werken lässt sich der Einfluss des Prager Symbolismus und "Art Nouveau" erkennen. In den 1920er und 30er Jahren prägten Stummfilm, Avantgarde und Art Deco sein Schaffen. Noch vor dem 2. Weltkrieg gab František Drtikol die Photographie auf und widmete sich fortan der Malerei. Sein Ruhm schwand und er starb 1961 einsam und vergessen. Erst in jüngerer Zeit nimmt sein Werk wieder einen hohen Stellenwert in der Geschichte der tschechischen Photographie ein. (Zitat) Deutsch

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        De la typographie et de l\'harmonie de la page imprimée. William Morris et son influence sur les arts et métiers. Druck in Rot und Schwarz. Mit 31 Zierbuchstaben von Pissarro in Holz gestochen.

      Paris und London, Floury, Hacon & Ricketts, 1898. 31 Ss. Kl.8vo. Etwas späterer handgebundene Ganzpergamentband (signiert: Bruno Scheer) mit goldgeprägten Fileten auf Vorder- und Rückendeckel, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. Eines von 265 Exemplaren, auf Papier gedruckt. - Erste Ausgabe des wohl bedeutendsten Manifestes der Jugendstiltypographie in England. - Herrlicher Druck der Balantyne Press, wobei der typographische Entwurf in der Vale Press, bei Charles Ricketts lag. - Der schöne, schlichte Ganzpergamenteinband gebunden und signiert von Bruno Scheer (1889 - 1968). Scheer (\"Kunst- und Buchbindemeister\", Berlin) war Schüler von Paul Kersten und Franz Weiße, Mitglied im \" Jakob Krauße-Bund der deutschen Buchbinder\". - Hervorragende Erhaltung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Real estate in Texas, in Part [manuscript title on verso of front endpaper].

      Ownership signature on front endpaper "Property of John E. Roller, Harrisonburg, VA." Harrisonburg, VA, Archer City, TX, and other locations, nd [ca. 1898]. 16mo. 120 numbered pages (of which 40 have been used for manuscript entries, in pencil and ink); approximately 3500 words. Roller (1844-1918), a native of Rockingham County, Virginia, entered the Virginia Military Institute in December, 1861, and graduated in July, 1863, entering Confederate army service immediately as second lieutenant, Company G, 2nd Confederate States Engineers, and serving to the end of the conflict with the Army of Northern Virginia. Following the war, he resided in Harrisonburg, Virginia, working as a lawyer, state legislator, and brigadier general in the Virginia state militia. Good copy, the manuscript quite legible. Cheap leather (spine completely eroded, as are edges and corners). (#6204) This neatly written journal, probably kept by one or more of Roller's agents in Texas, gives a detailed picture of his agricultural property in Knox County, the River Valley and Holliday Creek near Wichita Falls, and town lots in Archer City and Wichita Falls (in all, some 6000 acres). The journal provides a full description of each property, including access to water, railroad stations, churches, and schools, and in some cases titles to the land are traced. One of the farms "needs 300 lbs. of wire to repair and rebuild fence for the benefit and protection of the place; they are now building a wooden bridge 46 feet in length over Holliday Creek on the east line of this place — crops all in good condition — lands level." Information on the crops, trees, dwellings, and out-buildings are recorded; some properties had a good supply of pecan trees, some Mesquite trees were big enough for fence posts; some properties were leased to farmers who grew corn, wheat, and oats as cash crops. At the end of the journal, an agent has recorded a "to-do" list which includes a note to get "original contracts of tenants and take copies and send one to Gen. John E. Roller and retain one." In addition to various farm properties, Roller owned 30 town lots in Archer City. The agent was circumspect about them: "There can be little said about the Archer City lots, they are not fenced or marked but I had some of them located for me — some are located very well but others are too far out. Archer City is hoping for a Rail Road — if they get it their town will build up and your lots will be worth something. The County treasurer told me your lots were worth from ten to twenty five dollars a piece — I asked him if he would give that for them, he said no not now." (According to the Handbook of Texas, Archer City finally got its railroad in 1910.)

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

      London Longmans 1898 - First edition, first issue, 8vo., photogravure frontispiece, 6 maps (2 folding), 32 pages of adverts dated 12/97, without the errata slip found in some copies, a few random spots otherwise clean and bright, modern full crimson morocco, tooled, double gilt-lined dentelles, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt by Bayntun-Riviere, a very good copy. "While I was attached to the Malakand Field Force, I wrote a series of letters from the London Daily Telegraph. The favourable manner in which these letters were received, encouraged me to attempt a more substantial work" Woods A1(a) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fortunio.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles 1898 - Réimpression textuelle de l'édition originale. 24 lithographies originales en couleurs de A. Lunois. Vignettes de chapitre. Complet & Contrôlé. Édition tirée à 600 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°43) un des 500 sur Vélin du Marais. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1898. 185 pages. Belle reliure demi-maroquin framboise à coins à la bradel signée Carayon. Dos lisse richement orné et doré, titre, auteur et date en pied. Filet doré bordant les plats. Couverture conservée. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-8°(27x20). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Salzburger Urkundenbuch. I. Band: Traditionscodices. II. Band: Urkunden von 790-1199. III. Band: Urkunden von 1200-1246. IV. Band: Ausgewählte Urkunden 1247-1343.

      Salzburg, 1898-1933. 4 Bde. VII + 1211, VIII + 760 + A23, XX + 673 + R323 + 1, VII + 496 + 31 S. Priv. Hlwd. der Zeit. ÖBL II, 223. Mit insgesamt XIV Tafeln. - Fortgeführt von Franz Martin mit den Bänden 2 - 4 und abgeschlossen 1933. - Leichte Gbrsp., Bd. 2: S. 321-36 in Kopie begefügt (falsche Seiten eingebunden, hds. Anm. im Rand dazu), St. a. T., im Ganzen gute bis sehr gute Expl. - Komplett extrem selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Salis

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        Three Sunsets and Other Poems.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1898. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, vignette to front cover gilt, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, 11 illustrations by E. Gertrude Thomson. Spine faded to brown, covers a little sunned, tips slightly worn. An excellent copy. First edition. A collection of poetry, including portions of Phantasmagoria (1869), and two poems from Sylvie and Bruno, which, the author notes in the introduction, are "books whose high price (made necessary by the great cost of production) has, I fear, put them out of the reach of most of my readers." Three Sunsets was priced 4s. It was issued in February 1898, the month after Dodgson's death. The preface, dated January 1898, is perhaps the last thing he wrote.

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        Le Théatre

      Jean Boussod Manzi, Paris - 26 v. lam. col. y n. 37 cm Contiene : desde el nº 1 de enero de 1898 al 312 de diciembre de 1911 - Un ancien magazine théâtre illustré fantastiquement années complètes de 1898-1911 Francés [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Birds of Celebes and the Neighbouring Islands, 2 volumes, complete.

      Berlin: R. Friedlander and Sohn, 1898. First edition.. Rear printed endpapers of each volume with just a touch of soiling, all of the text, plates, and maps are bright and clean; a tight copy in fine condition in a spectacular binding.. Pp. xxxii, 392; (ii) 393-962; 42 hand-colored lithograph plates after painting by Bruno Geisler with all tissue guards in place, 3 plain lithograph plates, 7 hand-colored maps. Full turquoise-blue Sokoto goatskin leather, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gold in two compartments (title on a black morocco label), gold-tooled birds in the remaining three compartments, the raised bands highlighted with gold panel lines, top page edges in gilt, hand-made blue marbled endpapers, (original printed pale green printed wrappers, both front and rear, bound in place), lg 4to (13 x 10.25 inches). "A monograph of the ornithology of the Celebes, with a lengthy discussion of the relationships of the island with adjacent territory and a detailed introduction containing a general discussion, a bibliography, and analyses of the avifauna of various islands. Most of the work was written by Wiggleworth" (Zimmer, p. 432). The fine color plates were painted by ornithologist Bruno Geisler who also collected the bird skins and made observations on the range and behavior of some species. In 1887, Bruno Geisler began collecting birds in Ceylon, Java and the Celebes (now Sulawesi) with his brother Herbert. In 1890, they moved to New Guinea. Their bird specimens and some ethnographic material were mainly sold to the then zoological-ethnological-anthropological museum in Dresden (now Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde and Museum of Ethnology Dresden). In 1893, Bruno Geisler became a curator and taxidermist in the Dresden museum. The bird skins collected by Bruno and Herbert were studied by author Adolf Bernard Meyer, a professor at the Dresden museum. See also Fine Bird Books (1990) 121, Nissen IVB 626, Casey Wood 461 and Ripley 192. Inscribed by the authors to British zoologist/ornithologist Richard Bowdler Sharpe in the top margin of the front wrapper of each volume, the inscription is dated 21. 6. 98 which may indicate the actual publication date of this work.

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        Enluminures - Paysages - Heures - Vies - Chansons - Grotesques

      Paul Lacomblez, Brussels - 1898. First edition. One of 250 copies on Holland paper, of a total edition of 256 copies. Illustrated with 90 ochre-colored woodcuts (of which ten are repeated) used as initials, headpieces and tailpieces. Thin large octavo half vellum and marbled paper-covered boards. Spine just slightly dusty, else a fine copy, uncut and partially unopened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOHN L. STODDARD'S LECTURES [10 VOLUME SET, SIGNED] Stoddard Edition, Limited to 500 Copies

      Boston: Balch Brothers Co.. Near Fine. 1898. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Extremely light rubbing to marbled bottom edge; The nicest and most exclusive edition of this classic is as rare as it gets - especially in this condition. The boards are in 1/2 green leather with linear gilt design. Top edge gilt. Spine with five raised bands, gilt linear design and gilt spine lettering. Bound also in beautiful green marbled design and matching endpapers. This set is # 8 of 500 and nicely SIGNED with black ink by Stoddard on the page facing half-title. Frontispiece is a beautiful tissue-guarded etching followed by a photographure portrait of Stoddard. The 10 volumes are profusely illustrated in b&w from photographs; 8vo .

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        English Lyrics from Spenser to Milton

      1898. first edition. One of One Hundred and Twenty-Five Copies Illustrated by Robert Anning BellThis Copy Hand Colored by Gloria CardewBELL, Robert Anning, illustrator. CARDEW, Gloria, colorist. DENNIS, John, editor. English Lyrics from Spenser to Milton. Illustrations by Robert Anning Bell and Introduction by John Dennis. London: George Bell & Sons, 1898. One of 125 copies printed on Japanese Vellum, of which this is number 15. This copy specially hand-colored by Gloria Cardew, with her ticket "The Illustrations in this Book were coloured by hand by Miss Gloria Cardew".Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 220 x 140 mm.). xvi, 222, [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-one full page illustrations and numerous head and tail pieces, all hand-colored by Gloria Cardew.Publisher's quarter cream cloth over blue patterned boards, spine with single gilt decoration and black morocco label lettered in gilt, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Original wrappers bound in. A near fine copy.This copy specially adorned by the hand coloring of Gloria Cardew, a pre-eminent hand colorist, frequently employed by the Women Guild of Bookbinders.

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        1898 Animate Creation Our Living World A Natural History Vol 1-6

      Presented for your consideration is this neat 6 volume set of the Animate Creation series by Rev. J.G. Wood. The books were published by Selmar Hess in New York and they have a copyright date of 1898. The books have several, detailed and colorful lithograph pictures throughout. There are also black and white illustrations throughout each of the books. The first book alone has 40 plates in it. The books give detailed information about the animals listed. Animals are arranged by type and each volume covers a different group of animals. A list of the volumes is below. Covers and spines have gold embossing. All pages appear to be intact and the bindings are tight. All pages are clean. This set would make a nice addition to any book collection or a great read for anyone interested in zoology.  Volumes Included: Vol. 1-2: MammaliaVol.3-4: BirdsVol.5-6: Fishes & ReptilesThe corners are rubbed and there is some minor wear on the front and back covers of each of the books. Volumes 4 and 5 have some tearing present on the covers. Part of the covering on the back cover of volume 5 is missing. First few pages of volume 6 are wrinkled, possibly from water damage. First page of volume 3 is separated from the binding. Please refer to the photos for better details on the damage. Typical wear from age and use. Overall, in GOOD condition. Each measures 13" long, 10" wide and 1 3/8" thick. Please note that additional shipping charges may apply to this set!

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        SIX DRAWINGS Illustrating Théophile Gautiers Romance Mademoiselle de Maupin

      London Leonard Smithers 1898 - First edition, LIMITED TO ONLY 50 HAND NUMBERED COPIES. Six photogravures "being reproductions of an uncompleted set of illustrations by the late Aubrey Beardsley to Mademoiselle de Maupin". Large Folio [15.3 by 11 inches approx.], loosely contained as issued in the original printed wrapper and portfolio of gray boards with green cloth back and corners, the upper board printed in red and black, with green silk ties. A nice set of this extremely scarce Beardsley item. The plates are all without wear, occasionally a few spots here or there caused by the paper stock, The wrapper is well preserved, the portfolio covers with some general age-wear, having served their purpose well. FIRST EDITION OF THIS EXTREMELY SCARCE SET OF PHOTOGRAVURES PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY OF ARTWORK INTENDED FOR Mademoiselle de Maupin. In the autumn of 1897 Beardsley, increasingly desperate to see another book published similar to THE RAPE OF THE LOCK, set to work on illustrations for 'Mademoiselle de Maupin' with Leonard Smithers' approval. This precipitated something of a crisis in his relationship with the publisher. Smithers simply did not have the money for the project and dragged his heals while Beardsley, hurt by what he saw as a lack of faith by him, became increasingly depressed and began suffering pangs of paranoia over the project. Smithers then accused Beardsley of becoming tired with Maupin, which may have contributed to Beardsley anxiety over money and belief that his friend was not playing fair with him during his illness and planning to take his artwork and sell it for profit after his death. In only a few more months the artist would be dead and the "Maupin" project would never be completed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OPIUM RELATED PERIOD POSTCARDS.

      Group of 8 photo postcards, color and black and white, very. clean, most unused, a few used, as a group only.. This is an excellent lot of eight period postcards, most likely from about 1898-1920's. * THE CARDS & THEIR CAPTIONS: a. No caption. Shows what looks like a Manchurian Princess, in elaborate gowns, sitting beside a Chinese man smoking opium, large format 14.5 x 10.2 cm., black & white, very good, verso blank. . b. "N. AN OPIUM DEN, SHANGHAI. "Verso shows publisher as Denniston & Sullivan, Shanghai, no. 2., b.w., shows two Chinese men sharing an opium pipe, usual postcard size, unused card. . c. "CHINESE OPIUM SMOKERS." Color card, shows 5 Chinese men with queue hair style, one smokes an opium pipe, one other smokes a 'water pipe,' a child looks on, verso publisher states: "Published by the Turco-Egyptian tobacco store, Hong Kong, Queens Road, Old Post Office Building, else blank card unused. . d. "CHINESE OPIUM SMOKING." Black & white card, shows 6 Chinese men, with queue hair style, one smokes an opium pipe, one other smokes a 'water pipe' while others look on. Verso blank, unused card. The color photo illustration occupies 2/3 of the card, balance 1/3 to the right is blank. Front states: "Edward H. Mitchell publisher, San Francisco." . e. "57 UNDERGROUND OPIUM DEN, CHINATOWN, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL" Color card, shows the dank, dark basement type opium den common to the San Francisco area in the early 1898-1900's. Shows 4 Chinese men, one with a long queue, 3 smoke the opium pipe. Verso is blank, but printed: "Authorized by act of Congress of May 19, 1898. This could be close to that date. . f. "SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA UNDERGROUND OPIUM DEN, CHINATOWN." This is similar to the above but a full-sized card color view. Front also states: "Published & Manif. by the Galloway Lithographing Co. S.F. Cal." Verso is blank, unused. . g. "CHINESE OPIUM DEN, 614 JACKSON STREET, CHINATOWN, SAN FRANCISCO, THE CAT HAS BECOME ADDICTED TO THE FUMES OF THE DRUG." Color photo, with 1905 dated ink message on the front cover, also on the front is: " Britton & Rey, Lithographers, San Francisco 512." Verso is addressee, postmark round dated, and cancelled one-cent stamped, with 1905 postmark. Shows a Chinese man with queue hair style, smoking an opium pipe, a cat sits on his body, being held in place by the man's hand. . h. "OPIUM AND PIPE SMOKERS." Color card, shows 6 Chinese with queue hair styles, two smoke opium. Verso is with penned message, dated 1910, round-dated stamp, with half-penny stamp, addressed to Jersey [a UK island]. * CONDITION: All items in very good or better original condition. Please view the photo images posted to our web site if any questions. * 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 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.

      Oxford University Press & G.P. Putnam's Sons 1898-1905, London and New York - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The War of the Worlds

      William Heinemann, 1898 - Cloth just a little marked, browning to end-papers and a little foxing internally, mostly to fore-edge but a very nice copy’ no publisher’s catalogue (no priority) H.G. Wells Society Bibliography 14 Uncut. Advertisements at end dated 1897

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        The Complete Works

      New York: Fred DeFau and Company, 1898. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Robert Brownings. The Assisi Edition is limited to one hundred sets which this is number 90, illustrated through-out. Bound in three quarter tan morocco, canvas boards, spine gilt decoration of floral device, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, decorated endpaper. Fine.

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        Dessin original de Lebègue à Uzanne sur enveloppe

      - Superbe dessin original, non signé, de Léon Lebègue adressé à Octave Uzanne. On remarque dans le ballon de l'enfant les lettres Oc Uz. 103*145mm, sur une façade d'enveloppe (découpée) envoyée le 14 février 1898. Encre de chine et aquarelle. Bon état général, petites déchirures (probablement à l'ouverture de l'enveloppe) restaurées. Contrecollé sur papier de chine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- Preston, Emily] Rowley Poems of Thomas Chatterton

      London: Hacon & Ricketts, The Vale Press, 1898. First edition thus. Two volumes. Superbly bound [in 1900] by Emily Preston, noted student of Cobden-Sanderson (and one of the founders of the Guild of Bookworkers) in full dark blue crushed morocco with gilt vine and leaf pattern and all-over dot pattern on both covers, spine and inner dentelles; both volumes signed in rear dentelle: "19 EP 00." The M.C.D. Borden Copy, famed collector of fine bindings, with Borden bookplate in both copies. 210 copies, decorations throughout by Charles Ricketts. A very early binding by this exemplary American woman binder who was one of the first American women binders studying and learning the art of bookbinding under Cobden-Sanderson. Her New York bindery was located in New York City, and the important Guild of Bookworkers was formed by her and others after a meeting at her studio in 1906. Some slight surface loss gilt in small areas, not at all detracting, spines not affected. A superb and exceedingly scarce binding.

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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! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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