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        The War of the Worlds

      London, United Kingdom: William Heinemann, 1898. Colonial Edition. Red pebble cloth with Black titles (spine faded and mild wear to extremities) pp viii 303. Copy is mostly clean with the odd finger mark, eps contain publishers list, gutter split (mull and hinge good) book sellers stamp to front ep and date stamp to rear pastedown.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Ariel Books]
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        Struwel Peter. Deckel: Strewel Peter. A picture book for boys and girls.

      New York, McLoughlin Bros., 1898. - 2°. 32 unn. Seiten mit zahlr., meist farbigen Bildern. Farb. ill. OHalbleinenband. Kanten bestoßen, Innengelenk unten 3 cm. aufgeplatzt. Vorderdeckel mit kl. Fehlstellen im Papierbezug. 2 Seiten mit Randabriß. Trotz der beschriebenen Mängel ordentliches Exemplar dieser seltenen Struwwelpeter-Ausgabe. Nicht bei Baumgartner. Vgl. IV, 4.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lorych]
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        Hosokawa-ryu Bonseki-zu.

      ca 1898 - 50 Original-Tuschezeichnungen. Kl. 8° quer (Format ca. 13,5x19,3 cm), Blockbuchbindung mit violettem Seidenbezug. Japanisches Original-Zeichenbuch mit Illustrationen zum Anlegen eines Miniaturgartens! Bonkei ist die japanische Bezeichnung für das Anlegen von eben diesen kleinen Gärten, das auch das Anpflanzen von Bonsaibäumen beinhaltet! - Bonkei is Japanese for tray landscape. Design of miniature garden. In Japanisch! - Der empfindliche Seidenbezug einige Male etwas beschabt, an den Rändern mit Läsuren und kleineren Einrissen, an den Rändern leicht ausgeblichen, vereinzelt kleinere Löcher. Mit Wurmfraß der fast komplett durch den Buchblock geht, die längste Ausbreitung ca. 2 cm, dadurch am Ende leichter Bildverlust, am Anfang um den startenden Wurmfraß ein kleiner Wasserrand, insg. aber von guter Erhaltung mit wunderschönen Originalmalereien!

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        Red and Black: A Story of Provincial France

      New York: Brentano's, 1898. Very Good. New York: Brentano's, 1898. 439 p. Red cloth with striped black stamping and gilt lettering. First American trade edition, first printing. (Published the same year as the limited edition from G.H. Richmond & Son translated by Robins, priority unknown. Precedes the first UK by two years. Encylopedia of Literary Translation into English O. Classe 1331.) Very Good condition. Pages clean, albeit brittle with age with a few small tears and chips to first ten pages or so. Name written on ffep, dated 1917. Wear to paste down, probably from a removed bookplate. Front and rear hinges professionally repaired. Cloth at head and tail lightly worn, slight crease to edge of front board, light scuffing and rubbing to cloth. Scarce English-language appearance of the novel Le Rouge et le Noir: Chronique du XIXe siecle, translated by Charles Tergie.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle 1898 - Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. 225 pp. Very good. Light wear to the spine and edges with a small bump to the fore edge of the boards and the fifth spine panel. The bottom of the rear board has a small instance of tape residue. Minor toning to the edges of the leaves. In a contemporary unsigned binding. Quarter leather with marbled paper boards and marbled endpapers. Six gilt tooled panels, author and title on the second panel. The first trade edition after a limited edition of fifty printed on Japanese paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Croscup & Sterling Company, New York 1898 - Three quarters bound in crimson levant morocco and marbled paper over boards; six-compartment spines titled and decorated in gold; top edges gold; green silk ribbon markers; each volume with exquisite hand-colored frontispiece and title pages printed on Japon vellum; all etchings, engravings and facsimiles present as called for--a few in each volume; corners worn through; some apparent moisture exposure to the corners of two volumes (does not diminish the shelf presence). This is a very attractive set, beautifully printed. Final four volumes are composed of Hallam Tennyson's memoir of his father. International and expedited shipping will vary depending on destination and will need to be quoted. Royal Edition, limited to 26 lettered copies of which this is "B". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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      COLLODI,CARLO. (QUENTIN) PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Trans. from Italian by Hezekiah Butterworth. Boston: Jordan Marsh (1898). 8vo, green pictorial cloth lettered in gilt, 212 p., spine faded else VG+. (including a 2 page introduction by Hezekiah Butterworth). The first edition printed in America was published by Jordan Marsh in 1898. The book offfered here features 4 color plates by RENE QUENTIN that did not appear in the 1898 edition (they are dated 1899). This edition is the first edition with these illustrations, and more importantly according to Wunderlich, this is the first known Pinocchio with colorplates in the U.S. (p.49 1899?a). Also illustrated with black & white chapter heads and tailpieces.

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        Report of the Mission to China of the Blackburn Chamber of Commerce, 1896-7, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Blackburn, The North-East Lancashire Press Company, 1898.. Two volumes in one. Royal octavo. Pp. xii, 152; vii, 386. Group-portrait as frontispiece. Plus large folding map preceding frontispiece, folding map bound-in, and large fold-out plan "Section of Main Caravan Route (...)" bound at end of volume I. Includes a transcript of Bourne's letter to the Marquess of Salisbury. Appendices, glossary, tables, text figures. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's maroon full cloth, bit soiled and frayed in places, spine gilt; joints and part of spine mended for splits, spine-ends bumped or chipped, maps and first and last leaves foxed. In good overall condition, very good interior. - - First edition. Sir Frederick Samuel Augustus Bourne (1854-1940) was Consul in charge of the Blackburn Commercial Mission. Between October 1896 and June 1897, members of the Blackburn Commission travelled some 4,300 miles through the interior of south and central China. They collected detailed information on all factors relating to how the Chinese met "their own wants in the matter of textiles", including material on marketing, distribution, indigenous handicraft production, taxation and "local customs and usage as they might affect [the United Kingdom's] textile industry". The Commission also investigated in detail remote or less known parts of the country, and provided an account of means of communication by land and water. The report was published in two lengthy sections by The North-East Lancashire Press Company in Blackburn, a very rare imprint. The first part was compiled by Bourne; the second by H. Neville and H. Bell. See further: "Commerce and Capitalism in Chinese Societies", Gary G. Hamilton (London, Routledge, 2006). Bourne published also, among others, "The Lo-Fou mountains: An excursion" (Hongkong, 1895); and "Trade of central and southern China" (Shanghai, 1898)..

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        Amazing eyewitness account of Theodore Roosevelt leading his charge at the Battle of San Juan Hill: "In trying to get through the fence I was caught by my sword belt and for thirty seconds was the only man in sight of the Spaniards and it is a miracle that I was not hit twenty times."

      [Cuba], 1898. "Archive,12 pp ALS [Cuba] [1898] written in pencil by Edwin Cole to his wife. The letter itself is written in pencil and some parts are very faint. However, it comes with a very early typescript probably done by Cole. Also included in this archive are 8 letters dating from 1912 to 1919 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Edwin Cole, most signed by Richard Maclaurin, MIT?s President (1909-1920) commending him for his work at MIT. In full Cole writes,, ""My darling wife: It is with devout thankfulness that I am able to write to you for my time had certainly very nearly come the other day. It was simply frightful, and we were sacrificed by trying to do against modern effective small arms what was formerly considered only a last resort. Take the famous Lookout Mountain and the enemy had rifles that could be fired but twice a minute, Our enemy had long range rifles which were fired but twice a minute. Yet we were ordered without any attempt at flanking or maneuvering to go up and take it. We started at three in the morning and about seven came up with two of our guns in position and saw the first of it. They were firing and the enemy was answering them and the shells were bursting right over them. We halted about fifty yards away and saw several men knocked over and then we marched across their line of fire right under the bursting shells. This seemed like pretty ticklish business to us who were green. Shortly after that we arrived in sight of a block house on top of a hill and were ordered into position. The diagram will give you an idea. (see scan for diagram). We were first ordered in the dense thicket the one on the rights of the line and several of the regiment on various parts. It was all swept by fire. Then we were successively in the open field. At one time ""A"" company which I joined when the fighting began was in the field where I marked up above. I was where the dot is and for some reason none of the men in my immediate vicinity were hit but the right was shot all to pieces and had to draw back and we were left alone and had to run for shelter. In trying to get through the fence I was caught by my sword belt and for thirty seconds was the only man in sight of the Spaniards and it is a miracle that I was not hit twenty times. A soldier reached up and unbuckled my belt and I got through. About ten minutes afterward we went through the fence and after them. Capt. Wetherill went through our opening and I followed him. Some of the men did not come and I turned back and yelled at them and swore at them and stayed at that fence holding apart the wires for several minutes. When I turned to the fence I saw Wetherill and 30 seconds afterward I missed him and we never got a chance to look for him until 24 hrs. afterward Atkinson found his body. He was shot through the forehead and did not go a yard after he got through the fence. I ran on up to the top of the hill. When I got there the enemy was in full retreat. Ord was killed leading the charge right at the top. Our regiment outfired terribly, losing 137 killed, wounded, and missing out of 450. ""A"" company lost 4 killed and 9 wounded, 2 not accounted for, probably dead. Sc was shot in the foot the next day. Well after it was over the enemy fell back to a new position and commenced a most terrific fire. We were put in the second line but were under such fire that we could not get more than three feet above the ground and beside their shells were shrieking over our heads and occasionally bursting right over us. This kept up until dark and then we could not light fires and had to live on hard tack and sleep without any shelter. The next morning bright and early it started and kept up till dark and we had to hug the ground all day while a stream of bullets never ceasing screamed over and every once in a while a big shell would scream and shriek along and twice they burst directly over our heads throwing fragments all among us, fortunately hitting no one. Just before sundown it rained very hard and we had to lay flat and take it. At sundown it stopped only to be renewed by an hour of terrific firing, about none o' clock and then it ceased and wet through with no cover but a piece of wet canvas and lying in the mud cold and raw I went to sleep and slept soundly onto be awakened at daybreak by the same firing. About eleven o' clock an order came for me to report back to the corps headquarters as issuing commissary for the whole corps and while it reduced me from captain's pay to lieutenant's it was a welcome order, I had all I wanted and more. I had to make a dangerous trip through country infested with Spanish Guerilla, but about the time I started a flag of truce was sent in to demand the surrender of the city and all firing ceased and now is, they say, to be resumed tomorrow. The 48 hour's rest has been everything for our troops however, and we may have to wait for reinforcements but we will lick them. I have been through one of the most, if not the most terrible battle in history and I never want to hear another shot. The courage displayed by all was simply sublime, but the position is a terribly difficult one to take and anyone who says the Spaniards will not fight is a terrible liar. You need not worry about me as my duty for sometime to come will keep me several miles from danger, It is hard work. I never did a harder day's work in my life than today, but I want to keep out of danger and see my darling again. Poor dear you must have suffered terribly at the reports and will till you can hear definitely from me. Poor Truman was shot through the spine and died today. It brings tears to my eyes every time I think of Wetherill. Col. Egbert though shot right over the heart, through the lung will in all probability recover. All the others will get well with the possible exception of Robertson. Walter Gros, Purphy, Torrey were all shot in the leg. Walker through bone which was not shattered and Simons flesh wound in arm. Chas. Byrne and Hunt were shot through clothing but were not touched. I can't keep my eyes open longer, sweetheart, so goodnight. Lovingly, Edwin."" Added postscript reads, ""I wrote 15 letters this afternoon for officers at the front of the regiment."" The Battle of San Juan Hill was fought on July 1, 1898, near Santiago, Cuba. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders on the charge up the hill. The regiment took many casualties, but captured the Spanish stronghold at the top. Henry C. Egbert was commissioned first lieutenant in the 12th U.S. Infantry, 9/23/1861, becoming a captain in 1865, having won 2 brevets and being twice captured, once exchanged and once escaped. After service in the east he was posted to California, commanding Fort Independence in the Owens River Valley from 1869-73 and Fort Yuma, 1874-75. He was captain of the 12th Infantry Battalion during the Nez Perce Campaign of 1877 and in the Bannock War of 1878 in Idaho and surrounding states. Egbert commanded Fort Verde, Arizona in 1880-82, serving in the field against Chiracahua and White Mountain Apaches. During this time he investigated in depth the Cibecue Affair of 1881, his report of 12/10 being a primary source about Indian participation in that and peripheral events. Egbert served at Fort Sully, South Dakota from 1889. He became colonel of the 22nd Infantry in 1898, and served briefly as a Brigadier General of Volunteers during the Spanish American War. He was killed in action at Malinda, Philippine Islands. Fort Egbert, near Eagle, Alaska was ""officially named in memory of Egbert. Alexander Macomb Wetherill of Pennsylvania was appointed From Pennsylvania, Second Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry, 9 May 1867, First Lieutenant, 28 April 1875, Regimental Quartermaster March 1887 to January 1890, Captain, in January 1890, killed, July 1, 1898 at the battle of San Juan, Santiago, Cuba. Fort Wetherill State Park in Rhode Island is named after the fallen Colonel. The author of the letter, Major Edwin T. Cole went on to become the chairman of the Department of Military Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, later becoming the first tech director on the Board of Directors of Harvard Cooperative Society in the 1920s."

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        Les Epis du Franc-Port. 1898

      1898 - Folio, 33.5 by 25 cm. Title, following by eight plates of original pen and ink drawings of turrets or spires, each with elaborate urns and other ornamental work. An unusual and striking collection of artwork all rendered with great exactitude. Inscribed to a Monsieur Saisan by the presumed artist, whose stylized signature we could not fully make out. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Malakand Field Force

      London, Longman's and Co. 1898, 39. First edition, first issue, lacking errata slip. Publisher's pale green cloth, a little rubbed and discoloured in places. Bumped to spine ends, light edgewear, a handsome, very good copy, a little dusty but shows very well. Internally clean and bright, some very light sporadic spotting. Folding maps and plates present. Bearing the gift stamp and inscription of E.R. Hoare, Lieutentant and later A.D.C. of the 21st Empress of India's Lancers, with whom Churchill charged at the battle of Omdurman whilst on the campaign detailed in this volume.Frontispiece portrait trimmed at margins for some reason, tissue guard wanting, although traces remain. A very respectable copy of an extremely rare book in any state.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Au pied du Sinai, with lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec

      Paris: Henry Floury, 1898 Illustrated by 17 original lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec (Cover, 10 hirs text and 6 culs-de-lampe). One of 355 copies on velin d'Arches, with two suites of the lithographs (sur Chine paper and sur veline). Near Fine condition, in an artistic binding and slip case, the original soft cover is well preserved inside. More Pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Stanford White Superb Architectural Content Letter

      New York City, September 20, 1898. 7.5" x9.75". "Typed Letter Signed ?Stanford White,? 1p, 7.5? x 9.75?. On McKim, Mead & White letterhead, New York, September 20, 1898. To sculptor F.W. MacMonnies. Greeting ?My Beloved Mac? and 26 word closing are in White?s hand. Double-matted and framed with a portrait of White to an overall size of 20? x 16?. In apparent fine condition. In full, ?I have just received your letter of September 7th, stating that you had telegraphed me to know if the Arch pedestal was ready for putting up the Quadriga, but that you had not heard from me. I answered you at once, but I am sure that if you will look over my telegrams and correspondence, you will find that I let you know this long ago, namely, that the Arch had been ready for the statuary since the beginning of July. ?The bronzes have been received, and I finally got permission to store them under the Arch, in order that a large bill for storage should not be rendered against you. They have fenced this off with an ugly wooden fence, and the Commissioners, as I cabled you, are getting very much annoyed as there is no sign of the work progressing."" Before closing, White continues in his own handwriting, in part, ?...all well with me ?" I hope all is well with you. Love to the 2 year old ?" Affecy Stanford White.? In a typed postscript, White adds ?P.S. Thank you ever so much for your cable about the Velasquez. I took a sort of blind leap into the dark in regard to it, and am delighted that you like it.? The Quadriga can still be seen, surmounting the Soldiers? and Sailors? Memorial Arch, in the center of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, across from an entrance to Prospect Park, less than a mile south of the Barclays Center. The arch, commemorating Union forces that died in the Civil War, was designed by John H. Duncan, architect of Grant?s Tomb. Built between 1889 and 1892, the arch provided excellent armature for sculpture. Planned by architect Stanford White, scultptor Frederick MacMonnies was commissioned by McKim, Mead & White to create three bronze groups, the most spectacular of which would be MacMonnies? huge quadriga on top. The Quadriga, a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses harnessed abreast, has a central female figure carrying a banner and sword, accompanied by two winged figures of Victory. The inner faces of the pier are decorated with equestrian figures of Lincoln and Grant in high relief by Thomas Eakins and William O?Donovan, respectively. The quadriga was set in place atop the Arch in November 1898."

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        The Novels of Jane Austen (In Ten Volumes)

      J.M. Dent & Co., London 1898 - 10 Volumes. 12mo. Later edition, with Brock illustrations. Re-bound in recent half maroon calf with red and blue spine title plates. Minor rubbing to extremities. Light toning to leaves. VG. THE SET: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ver Sacrum. Erster Jahrgang 1898. 12 Hefte (in 11 Heften)

      Wien, Gerlach und Schenk, 1898.. Mit einer Original-Lithographie von Koloman Moser und zahlreichen, einigen farbigen Illustrationen. HLwd. d. Zt. mit aufgezog. vord. Umschlag des ersten Heftes, die restlichen elf mitgebunden, auch einige hintere Umschläge.. Schauer I, 40; Schlawe I, 59f.; Kirchner 2350. - Bedeutende Wiener Jugendstil-Zeitschrift, die neben dem Pan zu den schönsten deutschsprachigen Publikationen des Jugendstils gehört. Mit meist farbigen Illustrationen von G. Klimt, K. Moser, J. Hoffmann, Fr. König, C. Moll, A. Boehm, R. Jettmar u.a. Heft 3 des ersten Jahrganges ist Gustav Klimt gewidmet, der auch zahlreiche Zeichnungen und Initialen für die Zeitschrift schuf, die zu den ganz wenigen buchkünstlerischen Arbeiten des Künstlers gehören. - Ohne das Sonderheft zur II. Ausstellung der Vereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs. Einige Umschläge mit wenig störendem Stempel des Kunstsalons J. Littauer am Münchner Odeonsplatz. Kanten etwas berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar!

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

      Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Boston 1898 - First Edition Thus, 'Memorial Edition', with introduction by Sylvester Baxter ("Four Hundred and Tenth Thousand" copyright statement). Octavo, original green cloth and black print in original publisher's printed dustjacket. Fantasy novel of man who falls asleep for 113 years and wakes up in the year 2000. Found in Bleiler and Anatomy of Wonder (Grolier Club, One Hundred Influential American Books Printed Before 1900) BAL 956. Extremely scarce dustjacketed copy of the most famous nineteenth-century American utopian novel. Near Fine bright copy in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sonnets from the Portuguese, by E.B. Browning. To which is prefaced a 'Little Journey' to the Home of the Author, written by E. Hubbard

      East Aurora, NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1898., 1898. Limited Edition to 480 copies of which this is No. 217. SIGNED by Elbert Hubbard. Publisher's quarter white cloth with gilt titles to upper, grey paper boards and end papers; edges untrimmed. Hand coloured stylised capitals throughout the text; superb printing on thick pages. Binding dusty and a little rubbed, corners bumped.

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        Sense and Sensibility

      London: Macmillan & Co Ltd 1898. xvi., 342, [ii] pp., Bound in a recent half red morocco with gilt lettering on black labels. Gilt devices and lines to spine; all edges gilt. Cloth boards and marbled endpapers. Original top edge gilt. . Fine. Half Morocco. Reprint. 1898. 8vo..

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      1898. London: William Heinemann, 1898. 32 pp undated ads. Original grey cloth lettered in black. First Edition of Wells's classic science fiction tale of the invasion of the Martians, immortalized forty years later in Orson Welles's Hallowe'en radio broadcast. Wells (spurred on by his brother Frank, to whom this book is dedicated) had always been fascinated by the idea of life on Mars (he had brought up the idea in his HONOURS PHYSIOGRAPHY in 1893). He wrote the book while living in Woking, near London, and the area behind his house was the scene of the first confrontation with the invaders. The book was an immediate success, helped no doubt by the population's perception of the growing threat of invasion by the powers gathering strength across the English Channel.~THE WAR OF THE WORLDS was finally produced as a movie in 1953 (the rights had been bought back in the 1920s); it featured a low-budget cast but "no expense was spared in getting the right special effects" [Wykes]. More recently, Steven Spielberg filmed the tale in 2005.~This copy has 32 pages of undated ads, with the first page headed by Robins's THE OPEN QUESTION -- an ad catalogue not cited by Currey. (He does cite (a) 16 pages dated Autumn 1897, (b) 32 undated pages headed by ILLUMINATION, and (c) no ads; we have additionally seen 32 pages headed by Conrad's THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS.") In this ad catalogue the "Latest Fiction" page cited titles not published until 1899, so this is not a contender for "first" ad state.~The condition is very good, with scarcely any external wear: the boards are quite clean and the spine is slightly darkened and (naturally) wrinkled; the rear endpaper shows some cracking, and there are occasional small browned "shadows" in the text. Wells Soc. 14; Hammond B5; Currey p. 526.

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        Fighting Ships. A Collection of 58 copies from 1898 to 1957 - The whole oblong quarto period.

      Sampson, London 1898 - This unique collection of 58 copies of Jane's oblong quarto editions (the period between 1898 and 1957), a.k.a. "landscape folio" has been assembled diligently by 2 generations of the same family. Most issues were wrapped in old cellophane protective paper - to prevent bleaching/tanning, and stored in a LYING POSITION in order to spare hinges and binding. +++ PHOTOS: #1 showing the boards of the 1898 1st and 2nd edition; #2 their title pp.; #3 the way this collection has been stored. +++ VOLUMES:1898 (1st); 1898 (2nd); 1899; 1903-1914; 1915 (Brit.Fleet spec. Ed. only); 1916-25; 1928-31; 1933-37; 1939-57; 8 issues missing; 9 issues twice (e. g. 1914 in 2nd + 3rd + 4th ed. - perfect basis for research work); all issues as 1st UK ed. (except 1914=2nd; and 1949-50=1st US). NO REPRINTS, ORIGINALS ONLY.++++++ CONDITION: (Class 1) 21 copies in pristine condition, AS NEW or FINE (minor bumping, no owner's name, pages + page edges bright + clean + complete, boards without stains); +++ (Class 2) 39 copies in NEAR FINE or VG condition (more obvious bumping on spine ends; maybe little bumping on board corners; small stains and maybe very small blisters on boards, may have apparent owner's name, maybe 1-4 adv. pages stained, pp. bright and clean and complete). +++ (Class 3) 5 copies in good+ or fair condition (obvious bumping and/or scratches and/or stains on boards, pp. bright and clean and complete) ; (Class 4) 1 copy, fair- condition (obvious bumping and scratches and stains on boards, spine missing, pp. bright and clean and complete, with a bit of foxing). +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button. WORD file with extensive descriptions of each item available, including prices and descriptions of alternative ABE offers). 2 photos per item available immediately, more photos on request within 2 days. +++ Also being sold here: JFS 1958-1996/7 (38 out of the first 40 volumes of the "modern" version). +++ FREE SHIPPING INSIDE EU. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis]
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        Ver Sacrum. Erster Jahrgang 1898. 12 Hefte (in 11 Heften)

      Wien, Gerlach und Schenk, 1898.. Mit einer Original-Lithographie von Koloman Moser und zahlreichen, einigen farbigen Illustrationen. HLwd. d. Zt. mit aufgezog. vord. Umschlag des ersten Heftes, die restlichen elf mitgebunden, auch einige hintere Umschläge. Schauer I, 40; Schlawe I, 59f.; Kirchner 2350. - Bedeutende Wiener Jugendstil-Zeitschrift, die neben dem Pan zu den schönsten deutschsprachigen Publikationen des Jugendstils gehört. Mit meist farbigen Illustrationen von G. Klimt, K. Moser, J. Hoffmann, Fr. König, C. Moll, A. Boehm, R. Jettmar u.a. Heft 3 des ersten Jahrganges ist Gustav Klimt gewidmet, der auch zahlreiche Zeichnungen und Initialen für die Zeitschrift schuf, die zu den ganz wenigen buchkünstlerischen Arbeiten des Künstlers gehören. - Ohne das Sonderheft zur II. Ausstellung der Vereinigung Bildender Künstler ?-sterreichs. Einige Umschläge mit wenig störendem Stempel des Kunstsalons J. Littauer am Münchner Odeonsplatz. Kanten etwas berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar!

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        L'Abrégé des Merveilles d'Ibrahim Ibn Wasif Sah al-Wasifi. Traduit de l'Arabe d'après les Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris

      C.Klincksiek 1898 - In-8° de XXXVI & 413p. Série: Actes de la Société philologique de Saint-Jérôme. Tome XXVII.Demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, filets dorés, plats marbrés, 2 pièce de titre cuir noir, tomaison. L'ouvrage à pour auteur Ibn Wasif Sah al-Wasifi et daté de la fin du Xe siècle (Sezgin, E.I). Edition originale. (Photos sur demande) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Riders' and Drivers' Licenses from the National Trotting Association

      Hartford, Conn, 1898. 15 loose leaves (12-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.), each comprised of 3 licenses with affixed photographic portrait (approx. 3-1/4 x 3 in.), serial number stamped in red (2141-43, 2150-79, 2182-84, 2188-90, 2647-52), printed and handwritten on recto and verso. Some light toning and edgewear to sheets, wear and fading to a few photographs, but generally very good. One sheet matted, the rest loose. Collection of retained copies of trotting licenses issued by the National Trotting Association in 1898, each license adorned with an original vintage portrait photograph of the rider. The trotters (all men, aged about 30-60, three of them African-American) are from New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, Montana and Texas.

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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.

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        War of the Worlds

      London William Heinemann 1898 - The Most Famous Alien Invasion Novel, and One of the Most Important Science Fiction Novels Ever Written WELLS, H.G. The War of the Worlds. London: William Heinemann, 1898. First edition, second state of H.G. Well’s most famous novel and a cornerstone for any science fiction collection. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 130 mm). viii, 303,[1, blank], [32, publisher's advertisements] pp. With 32 pages publisher's undated advertisements at end, instead of the 16 pages of dated ads which denotes first issue. Original gray cloth lettered in black on front cover and spine. Publisher’s logo stamped in black on back cover. Uncut. Binding slightly skewed. Spine lightly browned. Inner front hinge just barely starting but still quite solid. A few pages opened a bit rough. Overall, a very good copy. This story was the touchstone for Orson Welles‘ classic radio show about the invasion of the Martians that caused such a great uproar. It was first printed serially in Pearson’s Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine(April-December 1897) with illustrations by Warwick Gobel. Hammond B5. Wells 14. HBS 67369. $2,250 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Saibi. [Beautiful colour]. Salesman sample catalogue of late Meiji-period decorative silks for kimonos

      1898. JAPANESE SILK TEXTILES. Saibi [Beautiful Colour]. Salesman's sample catalogue of late Meiji-period decorative silks for kimonos. [50] ff. and 400 woven & painted colour silk samples tipped-in on thick stock in assorted sizes. Oblong 4to., bound in contemporary gray boards, Japanese punch-sewn at spine, leather corners, with calligraphic kanji title in black on front cover. Japan, [ca. 1900]. |~||~||~||~| A stunning sample catalogue for painted and woven silk patterns for Japanese kimonos during the late Meiji period, dating indicated by style of binding, and types of textile samples probably between 1890 and 1900. The samples themselves are not cut into uniform shapes or sizes, but appear to have been remnants from the cutting floor, as was typical of factory and salesman's textile sample catalogues in the West during the late Victorian era. Some of the samples are evidence of the Katagami Kimono textile stencil art, in which the patterns have been created by rice paste pressed through heavy oiled stencils onto the silk, and then immersed in the dye; many of these are the darker coloured patterns typical for summer yukata kimonos. Other of the samples illustrate an almost Ukiyo-e quality, probably created through Yuzen resist dying, while others show a batik process. The patterns include pictorial scenes, floral patterns, and many traditional Japanese motifs, as well as a large number of geometric-inspired patterns. A vibrant, splendid reference for the stunning quality of Japanese silk fabrics at the end of the 19th century.

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        The War of The Worlds

      London: William Heinemann, 1898., 1898. FIRST EDITION, with undated 32-page catalogue inserted at rear. Octavo, pp.viii, 303, [32]. Publisher's grey cloth lettered in black. A magnificent copy entirely unopened (pages uncut). But for some faint spotting to top edge, a near-perfect example. A science fiction classic; giant tripod martian machines bringing destruction and mayhem to Surrey, what more can mankind ask for? Geoffrey H. Wells (14). Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [290]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998], also in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002].

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        Watercolours and Memorabilia related to British Egypt and the Sudan

      1898-1916.. The Book of Egyptian Fame". 2 sketchbooks, 1 oblong octavo (120 x 203 mm) and 1 oblong quarto (228 x 277 mm). Contemporary beige cloth, beige closure strap, brush holder to top edge of rear boards. Volume I with 4 hieroglyphs and a central design of a scarab with spread wings hand-painted to front board. Housed in a dark blue flat back cloth box. Volume I with 38 full-page watercolours, numerous autographs, mounted cartes-de-visite, letters, newspaper clippings, 3 photographs; also with 5 loosely inserted items: 2 sketches, 1 letter, 1 envelope, and 1 autographed paper slip. Volume II with 16 full-page watercolours, 2 portraits, and 1 sketch. All watercolours with pencilled captions on the adjacent leaves. With ticket of London-based artist's equipment shop L. Cornelissen & Son to rear pastedowns. Boards lightly soiled and rubbed, ghosts of stamps to front boards, corners of boards a little bumped and rubbed, edges of leaves slightly nicked. Volume I: spine ends lightly worn with splits along bottom of front and rear joint, top of rear joint, binding weak but still holding, several loose leaves, occasional browning from newspaper clippings. Volume II: spine ends lightly worn, endpapers slightly toned. Overall very good, with bright watercolours. Two unique watercolour sketchbooks by Florence Blakiston Attwood-Mathews, the second daughter of British Swedenborgian writer and homeopathic doctor James John Garth Wilkinson. The contents in these two sketchbooks stretch over the period 1898-1916, with particular emphasis on January-March 1898 and November 1913-July 1914. Volume I largely tracks Attwood-Mathews' Nile cruise in early 1898, when she travelled on the post steamer Amenartas from Cairo to Khartoum. She was clearly interested in the ongoing Mahdist War and the British involvement in it: one watercolour portrays six British military officers from various regiments travelling on board the Amenartas while another shows a boat towed behind the post steamer with troops on board. Similarly, in Volume II, Attwood-Mathews seemingly chose to paint a couple of landscapes as much for their role in the conflict as any aesthetic appeal. A vista of two hilltops viewed from the Nile is described as follows: "Where the battle of Toski was fought, under these hills". Meanwhile, the view from her hotel balcony in Khartoum is accompanied by the following caption: "Sand dunes where our troops lay the night before the battle of Omdurrman [sic]". Attwood-Mathews' interest in the Mahdist War continued after the end of the conflict in 1899, as evident from the many newspaper clippings pasted into Volume I, the latest dated 1916. Most of these are concerned with the events of the war and the people involved in it and include general reports ('The Soudan Crisis', 'Sirdar's speech to the troops'), political coverage such as Sir Reginald Wingate's succession as Governor-General of Sudan, as well as several 'Romance of the Sudan' stories concerning Joseph Ohrwalder, a Roman Catholic priest held captive by Mahdists for ten years. Two of the three photographs pasted into the sketchbook show Mahdist leaders captured by British-Egyptian forces; Attwood-Mathews identifies them as Emir Abu Zeid, Emir Mahmoud, Emir Yunis al-Dikaym, and Osman, Khalifa Abdallahi's son. The third photograph depicts a 'plane above an Egyptian crowd. Interspersed with the watercolours, clippings, and photographs are numerous signatures, cartes-de-visite, and occasional inscriptions of British military and administrative figures based in the Nile region, including Sir Archibald Hunter, British Army General and Governor of Omdurman; Colonel E.S. Stanton, the Governor of Khartoum; the Governor-General of Sudan Sir Reginald Wingate; G.E. Matthews, Governor of the Upper Nile Province; Colonel Colin Scott-Moncrieff; and James Henry Butler Pasha, soldier and Governor of the White Nile Province. Clearly, Attwood-Mathews had both interest in and access to many of the key British colonial figures established in Egypt and Sudan in the early 20th century. However, she was undoubtedly also intrigued by the history and culture of the region in general, as evident in the collection of signatures by Egyptologists, including Howard Carter, E. A. Wallis Budge, Ernest A. T. Wallis, and A. H. Sayce. While many watercolours in Volume I depict landscapes painted from the deck of the Amenartas there are also views of the pyramids of Giza, streets in Cairo, Nag Hammadi, and Khartoum, the Sidi Arif mosque in Sohag, windmills and feluccas spotted along the river, as well as several studies of the everyday life of local Egyptians and Sudanese. The watercolours in Volume II, predominantly dated between late 1913 and early 1914, show a similar range in subject matter. Sunrise and sunset panoramas of the landscape near Abu Girgeh, Nag Hammadi, Denderch, and Khartoum dominate. However, there are street views of Cairo, Aswan, and Khartoum, two studies of the ancient Egyptian temples of Wadi es-Sebua and Amada in their original location prior to the relocation in 1964 due to the Aswan Dam project, as well as two pleasant portraits of local boys in Khartoum. Also included in Volume II is a loosely inserted watercolour (253 x 177 mm), dated December 1905, depicting locals at the waterfront in Beni Hasan. Taken as a whole, the contents of the sketchbooks outline Attwood-Matthews' wide interest in the region, concerned as she seems to be with a range of topics: the British presence and the Mahdist War, the history and culture of the area she was visiting, as well as the people living there. A singular combination of charming watercolours, still vigorously bright, and memorabilia relating to the British presence in Egypt and Sudan.

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        Forty Years a Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri, The Personal Narrative of Charles Lapenteur 1833-1872

      Francis P. Harper, New York 1898 - TWO VOLUME SET. Limited to 950 copies this set being #676. Vol. I, 236 pp., tissued frontis, illustrations, maps, deckled edges. A tight, unmarked very good + copy with no inscriptions or book plates with minor edge wear. Vol. II, 473 pp., tissued frontis, index, appendix, illustrations, maps, deckled edges. A tight, unmarked very good + copy also with no inscriptions or book plates with minor edge wear from in and out of the shelf. Both volumes wrapped in protective Mylar covers. The classic autobiography of a fur trader. An interesting, historical read! Graff #2404, Howes #C800, Rader #2204, Phelps, Western Military #1180. EXCEPTIONAL ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London. Longmans, Green and Co., 1898, 1898. Colonial Issue of Churchill's first book. Intended for sale in India and the Colonies. 8vo. Original publisher's olive green cloth decorated in black, titled in gilt to spine. Clean and sharp, slightly rippled to rear panel. A very handsome copy. Frontis. portrait of Major-General Blood, with tissue guard, two colour folding maps and four full page map plates. Internally clean, contemporary magazine images of Chakdara Bridge and the Malakand Pass stuck to the front and rear pastedowns. Ownership blind stamp to fly which has pinholed the flyleaf at one point. There is an ink ownership to the front fly which has been crossed out. The lower edge of the page block has suffered very marginal damp staining, the remnants of which can be seen on the lower margins of the maps (due to their being printed on slightly coated paper). Altogether a handsome copy, very good indeed. WSC's literary debut concerns the military action on the Northwest Frontier (an area now part of Pakistan), in 1897. Churchill participated in the campaign as a second lieutenant in the cavalry; he volunteered for the post, having become bored of playing polo in India. Woods A1(a)

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        Jerusalem and local village life as portrayed by the American Colony photographers, ca. 1900.

      1898 - 1914 1898 - A collection of 50 albumen photographs taken by photographers of the American Colony. The American Colony was an American society established in Jerusalem in 1881, with a second wave arriving in 1896, which believed that its work would expedite the Second Coming of Christ. The members of the utopian Christian sect devoted themselves to the people of Jerusalem, caring for the sick, and setting up soup kitchens and schools with the aim of ensuring their salvation through helping others. Elijah Meyers, a member of the colony, began taking photographs in Jerusalem of places and important events, including the visit of Wilhelm II. This endeavor turned out to be quite profitable, and photography was incorporated into the society's fundraising efforts. Meyer first headed the photographic division: he was followed by Lewis Larsson, who traveled extensively in the Middle East from 1903 - 1910.These images are mostly the result of Larsson's travels. 50 albumen photographs of people and places around Israel at the beginning of the 20th century. Most have a number and a title in English, German and French. Some of the image titles include: Guards of the Russian Consulate; The River Jordan; Gate of Christ's Triumphal Entry; Jews' Wailing Place; Bedouin Costume; Circassians with their Ox-Carts; Jerusalem from Mt. of Olives; Station VIII (which is an image of the facade of the Johanniter Ordens Hospiz, which was the German Hospice of St. John); Ramleh (Ancient Arimathea); Jewish Women of Jerusalem (a large group shot of approximately 50); Russian Pilgrims at the Jordan; Native Wedding; Sheik Racheed Jordan Escort; Mosque of Omar; Garden of Gethsemane; The Ceremony of Epiphany; German Colony at Haifa; the Damascus Gate; Coptic Monks; Citadel of Zion; the Dead Sea; Tomb of David; Site of the Synagogue Nazareth; and Tower of David and Hippicus. All images in very good condition, bright and clean images, some with a slightly darker exposure than others. Very good condition overall, with only some ruffling at edges, a couple with small corners missing. 8 1/2 x 11".

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        Tales of Unrest

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1898. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, top edges gilt, preserved in a green cloth chemise and slip-case. Title page printed in red & black. Boards a little rubbed, spine slightly rumpled. a few leaves with portions of the fore-edge torn away (having been carelessly opened). First edition. A significant association copy that commemorates the literary and personal friendship of Conrad and his editor at Unwin, Edward Garnett (1868-1937): with Garnett's ownership inscription at the head of the title page and with a few marginal pencillings, presumably in his hand. "In 1894 Garnett accepted Joseph Conrad's first book, Almayer's Folly [for Unwin], and persuaded him not to go back to sea but to write another. Conrad, though eleven years his senior, nevertheless deferred to Garnett's authority; and Garnett's considerable influence on Conrad's work, which is revealed in Letters from Conrad (1928), is perhaps his greatest contribution to literature" (ODNB). Garnett had read Tales of Unrest in proof. Also present is an autograph letter signed from Conrad to Garnett, in which Conrad advises Garnett on the final draft of the latter's essay "The Contemporary Critic" which he had submitted to Blackwood's Magazine in late 1899 and which was eventually rejected in 1901, despite Conrad's mediation with the publisher (2pp., no place, no date, portion torn from top corner of page 1, apparently at an early date, published in Letters from Joseph Conrad 1895-1924). Also present is a salutation ("Dearest Edward") and the initials "JC" in Conrad's hand affixed to the front free endpaper.

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        DIARY OF TRAVELS THROUGH PALESTINE. [For private circulation only]

      149 pages. Illustrated with 31 original photographs; folding coloured map. Original decorative red sheep, recently re-backed. Loosely laid in is a presentation slip, inscribed: For dear Sina with fond love from The Authoress M.A.B. Xmas 1911.' On the verso, in another and later hand, is written: 'For Glye This Diary was written by his Great Grand Mother Margaretta Bellis. Rare.

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        The Nigger of the Narcissus. A Tale of the Sea

      London, Heinemann 1898, 1898. First edition. 8vo. Pp259 + 16pp ads catalogue dated 1897. Publisher's gilt-decorated grey cloth, edges untrimmed. Minor rubbing to the extremities, toning to spine panel, some bumping and softening of spine ends. A solid. clean copy.

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        The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

      Boston: Printed at the Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin and Company, n.d. (c. 1898)., 1898. First 5-volume Edition. 4to.; large paper. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is No. 329. Bound in fine contemporary red morocco with gilt titles and delicate, extra gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt.. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I. Light traces of handling; small markings to a couple of spines; bookseller label to paste downs. The best edition of this monumental work, in a superb binding for Mr Francis F. Ormond, with his bookplate to paste downs.

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        J'Accuse! Lettre au President de la Republique. In L'Aurore

      L'Aurore, Paris, France 1898 - L¿Aurore Broadsheet newspaper, complete in two printed leaves. On the morning of January 13, 1898, the Paris daily newspaper L'Aurore hit the streets with a front-page banner headline that electrified the world: "J'Accuse.!" In 1894 Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, a French-Jewish Army officer, was convicted of treason for selling military secrets to Germany and was imprisoned on Devil's Island. In 1896 evidence came to light that a French officer named Esterhazy was likely the real culprit, and France was thrown into turmoil. On January 11, 1898, a military court acquitted Esterhazy, prompting Zola to publish "J'Accuse!" Zola's open letter to the President of France was far more than a protestation of the innocence of Dreyfus. Zola accused the highest officers of the French Army of a conspiracy to justify Dreyfus's conviction with false evidence and to cover up the anti-Semitic clique within the General Staff who were shielding the true traitor. Dreyfus himself later called Zola's "noble" letter an "immortal document" crowned by the headline chosen for the paper by Georges Clemenceau, future Prime Minister of France. One French Socialist legislator declared that the letter, though penned by a "bourgeois" writer, was "the most important revolutionary act of the century." The Dreyfus affair (French: l'affaire Dreyfus) was a political scandal that divided France from its beginning in 1894 until it was finally resolved in 1906. The affair is often seen as a modern and universal symbol of injustice, and remains one of the most striking examples of a complex miscarriage of justice, where a major role was played by the press and public opinion. The scandal began in December 1894, with the treason conviction of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young French artillery officer of Alsatian and Jewish descent. Sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly communicating French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris, Dreyfus was imprisoned on Devil's Island in French Guiana, where he would spend nearly five years. Evidence came to light in 1896 - primarily through an investigation instigated by Georges Picquart, head of counter espionage, identifying a French Army major named Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy as the real culprit. After high-ranking military officials suppressed the new evidence, a military court unanimously acquitted Esterhazy after a trial lasting only two days. The Army then accused Dreyfus of additional charges based on falsified documents. Word of the military court's framing of Dreyfus and of an attempted cover-up began to spread, chiefly owing to J'accuse, a vehement open letter published in a Paris newspaper in January 1898 by famed writer Émile Zola. Activists put pressure on the government to reopen the case. In 1899, Dreyfus was returned to France for another trial. The intense political and judicial scandal that ensued divided French society between those who supported Dreyfus (now called "Dreyfusards"), such as Anatole France, Henri Poincaré and Georges Clemenceau, and those who condemned him (the anti-Dreyfusards), such as Édouard Drumont, the director and publisher of the antisemitic newspaper La Libre Parole. The new trial resulted in another conviction and a 10-year sentence but Dreyfus was given a pardon and set free. Eventually all the accusations against Alfred Dreyfus were demonstrated to be baseless. In 1906 Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated as a major in the French Army. He served during the whole of World War I ending his service with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He died in 1935. The Affair from 1894 to 1906 divided France deeply and lastingly into two opposing camps: the pro-Army, mostly Catholic "anti-Dreyfusards" and the anticlerical, pro-republican Dreyfusards. It embittered French politics and encouraged radicalization. The conviction was a miscarriage of justice based upon faulty espionage and blatant antisemitism, as well as a hatred of the German Empire following its 1871 annexation of Alsace and part

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        The Psychology of Suggestion: A Research into Subconscious Nature of Man and Society With an Introduction by Professor William James, of Harvard Universitiy

      NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1898-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Spine rebacked in modern red cloth. 3/4 binding over marbled boards. x, 386 pages illustrations, plates. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. "First edition of Sidis's first book. Sidis arrived in America from Russia in 1887 "a friendless and almost penniless immigrant," (H. Addington Bruce, "Boris Sidis - an Appreciation," The Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology, Apr. 1923) he was accepted at Harvard graduating in 1894, and attracting the interest of William James. James encouraged him to specialize in psychology and in 1897 he received his PhD. He subsequently did important work at New York State Psychopathic Institute, developing his method of hypnoidization, "and effecting impressive cures in cases of functional nervous and mental disorder." In 1904 he set up in private practice in psychotherapy at Brookline, Massachusetts, whilst continuing his experimental work, being "one of the first to undertake really scientific exploration of the subconscious region of the mind," and in 1909 he established a sanatorium for the treatment of nervous afflictions in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Bruce considers him to have been a "notable figure," and one who would be increasingly recognized for his contribution to the "larger knowledge now possessed regarding the nature and possibilities of the human personality." This is indirectly true, in that Sidis is probably best remembered now as the father of the prodigious William James Sidis." - Peter Harrington. Subjects: Mental suggestion. Suggestion. Unconscious (Psychology)

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        Roll Call" print

      1898. No binding. Very Good. Paper size: 29 x 19 inchesImages size (no text): 25.5 x 12.75 inchesBlack and white lithograph. Circa 1898Paper age toning overall, paper crease in bottom right hand corner otherwise very good condition. Titled: "The Roll Call" Crimea 1854-5. After the Original Painting by Lady Butler (bottom center)By permission of the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond St. London (bottom left)Copyright. The Fine Art Society, London (top right) Roll call being taken of Guards (in winter greatcoats) after battle in Crimea, mounted officer in left foreground.Lady Butler (1846 - 1933) was one of the few female British Military Art and History painters. She wrote about her military paintings in an autobiography published in 1922: "I never painted for the glory of war, but to portray its pathos and heroism

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        Aftenrøde. Slutningsspil. Trykt hos Jørgensen & Co. (M.A. Hannover). Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn),

      København 1898. [8], 201, [1] s. Orig. rødt helsjirtingb. Samtidig ex libris (Hjalmar Lundbohm) på forsats. Bokmerke i form av silkesnor intakt. Fint eksemplar

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        Collection of Riders' and Drivers' Licenses from the National Trotting Association

      Hartford, Conn, 1898. 15 loose leaves (12-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.), each comprised of 3 licenses with affixed photographic portrait (approx. 3-1/4 x 3 in.), serial number stamped in red (2141-43, 2150-79, 2182-84, 2188-90, 2647-52), printed and handwritten on recto and verso. Some light toning and edgewear to sheets, wear and fading to a few photographs, but generally very good. One sheet matted, the rest loose. Collection of retained copies of trotting licenses issued by the National Trotting Association in 1898, each license adorned with an original vintage portrait photograph of the rider. The trotters (all men, aged about 30-60, three of them African-American) are from New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, Montana and Texas.

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