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

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a superior, collector-grade copy of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. This copy comes to us from the collection of Oscar-winning actor and director Lord Richard Samuel Attenborough (1923-2014). When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: "...I had written them with the design... of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: "...It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive in collector worthy condition. Here is such a copy, the first edition, only printing, first state in condition approaching near fine. The green cloth binding remains square and tight with strong color and vivid gilt. We note no color shift to the spine, which has excellent shelf presentation. We note light overall soiling and minor wear is confined to spine ends, corners, and hinges. The contents are very good for the edition. The original black endpapers are intact, with no splits or cracking. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. First state is confirmed by the absence of an errata slip and a rear catalogue dated “12/97”. Spotting is moderate for the edition, occasional and intermittent throughout and visible on the page edges. We find a gift inscription on the front free endpaper: “Ogilvie Graham | from | his “Uncle Charlie” | July 1898” and “R. A. Wilson” ink stamped to the upper blank upper margin of the first page of the Preface. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.a, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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        Der Reichsgerichtsbau zu Leipzig; Gesammt-ansichten und einzelheiten nach den mit maassen versehenen original-zeichnungen der facaden und der innenraume, sowie naturaufnahmen der bemerkenswerthesten theile dieses in den jahren 1887 bis 1895 errichteten gebaudes; Mit beschreibendem text von Ludwig Hoffmann, architekt des Reichsgerichtsbaus; Mit genehmigung und unterstützung des Reichsjustizamts; 100 Tafeln

      Berlin: Bruno Hessling. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, ca. 1898. Folio, portfolio with ties housing loose plates, heavily illustrated, a Good ex-library copy with typical treatments (bookplates, label on spine-bottom, etc.), wear to some pages including loss to the edges of some of the pages, age-toning and soiling to some pages, book-tape along length of the spine, soiling to the covers, rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the covers of the portfolio including some fraying or loss. Text in German. This book is large and somewhat heavy and will most likely require an additional shipping charge. Collated complete. A rare book--17 copies on OCLC.

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        The Golfer's Alphabet

      Harper & Brothers 1898 - Top and bottom edges show wear as well as side. Some wear with a few clippings in the paper artwork front and back. Sun faded on front cover - 2 inch strip on right side. Previous owner's name in ink on title page and dated 1989. The book itself is clean and tight throughout. Photos can be provided. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roses Facsimiles of Watercolors

      FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY, NEW YORK 1898 - The title is printed on the front cover and spine in gold gilt lettering, beautiful color pictures. beautiful full page color illustrations of roses printed on plate copyright and Frederick Stokes 1898, wonderful Art Nouveau red cover design, signed AR, covers badly chipped, spine frayed and chipped at top/bottom, text is detached from boards but all contents present, inscription front end page for a Christmas gift to previous owner, browning to pages. Paul de Longpré (1855–1911), a French flower painter, worked mainly in the United States. He was born in Lyon, France, and was entirely self-taught. From his twelfth year he practiced successfully in Paris as a painter of fans. At 21 he first exhibited at the Salon. Having lost his money by the failure of a Paris bank, he moved in 1890 to New York and in 1896 held an exhibition of flower pieces which secured him instant recognition. In 1899 he moved to California and two years later built a beautiful house at Hollywood, which became celebrated for its magnificent flower gardens. De Longpré painted only perfect specimens of flowers; with delicacy of touch and with feeling for color he united scientific knowledge, and he also knew how to give expression to the subtle essence of the flowers. The finest of his paintings include "Double Peach Blossoms" and "White Fringed Poppies" (1902) - both widely known through popular reproductions. DATE PUBLISHED: 1898 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a collector worthy copy of the first edition of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: "...I had written them with the design... of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: "...It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive in collector worthy condition. Here is a superior copy, notable both for condition and bibliographic interest. As noted by ChurchillÂ’s bibliographer Ronald Cohen, second state copies of the first edition typically contain a rear catalogue dated “3/98”. However, Cohen notes having seen two second state copies with rear catalogues dated “12/97” and concludes that with these early second state copies - “12/97 catalogues were used until the supply was exhausted, and 3/98 catalogues were employed thereafter.” Here is one such early second state copy, with both the errata slip and a rear catalogue dated “12/97”. (See Cohen, Vol. I, p.10.) We conservatively grade overall condition of this copy as very good plus. The green cloth binding remains square and tight with strong color, bright gilt, and square corners. We note mild spine toning, with only light overall soiling, a few small blemishes in the spine title box, and a little wrinkling to the spine ends. The contents are very good for the edition. The original black endpapers are intact, with no splits or cracking. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece, and both folding maps and the frontispiece remain protected by the original tissue guards. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is moderate for the edition, occasional and intermittent throughout and visible on the page edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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        Allgemeine Fischerei-Zeitung. Neue Folge der Bayerischen Fischerei-Zeitung. Organ für die Gesamtinteressen der Fischerei, sowie für die Bestrebungen der Fischereivereine, insbesonderheit Organ des Deutschen Fischereivereins. Jahrgänge 20 (1895) und 23 (1898) bis 47 (1922) (entspricht Neue Folge Band 13 bis 37),

      Possenbacher, München und Gebrüder Reichel, Augsburg 1898-1922. - ca. 400 S. je Jahrgang mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Anzeigen, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 private Karton- und private Halbleinenbände mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschildern, Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Rückenschild, Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, Papier leicht gebräunt, Kopfschnitt gering angestaubt, die kartonierten Bände teils angerändert, knickfaltig und gering gebogen, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, 26 Jahrgänge in 22 Bänden (teils 2 Jahrgänge je Band),.

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        Ustica.

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

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        Le chien de garde

      - Paris, Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1898. In-8, br., 150pp. Edition originale, un des 5 sur papier Japon non annoncés, celui-ci enrichi d¿un envoi pleine page à l¿éditeur Fasquelle mentionnant le regret de Richepin de ne pas avoir eu Taillade pour jouer le rôle principal. En effet, il le joua en 1889, mais il mourut en 1898 avant de pouvoir reprendre le rôle, laissé alors à Decori. Couverture tachée. Magnifique exemplaire sur japon avec un bel envoi de Richepin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scheveningen".

      - Radierung, 1898, signiert. 23,3: 16,4 cm. Beringer 25, III. – Sehr gutes, vollrandiges Exemplar auf Van Gelder Zonen-Velin. Das Blatt entstand zu einer Zeit als sich Thomas Erfolg nach langen entbehrungsreichen Jahren ohne Anerkennung endlich eingestellt hatte. Thoma begann nach Lehren als Lithograph und Anstreicher in Basel sowie als Uhrenschildmaler in Furtwangen, die er nicht beendete, autodidaktische Mal- und Zeichenstudien. 1859 studierte er an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie bei Ludwig Des Coudres (1820-1878) und Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863). 1868 reiste er nach Aufenthalten in Basel und Düsseldorf mit Otto Scholderer (1834-1902) nach Paris. 1870-1877 lebte er in München, wo er mit dem Leibl-Kreis verkehrte. Sein erster Aufenthalt in Italien war 1874, ein zweiter 1880. 1876 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main. Nach sehr zögerlich einsetzendem Erfolg – seinen ersten größeren Auftrag hatte er 1882, 1890 seine erste erfolgreiche Sonderausstellung in München – führte seine steigende Bekanntheit 1898 zur Professur an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie und 1899 zum Direktorat der dortigen Kunsthalle.

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        Oeuvres Poésies - Les Illuminations - Autres illuminations - Une saison en EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1898. Fine. Mercure de France, Paris 1898, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition partly original, false mention of sixth. Book, illustrated frontispiece a portrait of Arthur Rimbaud by Henri Fantin-Latour. Three tiny tears without missing the head and foot of the back, nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale, fausse mention de sixième édition. Ouvrage illustré en frontispice d'un portrait de Arthur Rimbaud par Henri Fantin-Latour. Trois infimes déchirures sans manque en tête et en pied du dos, agréable exemplaire.  

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        An Almanac Of Twelve Sports

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - tan pictorial paper-covered boards; lettering in black on front cover; tan linen spine; Heineman logo in colour on rear cover; illustration in black by Nicholson on front cover; cream coloured end papers; no previous owner's inscriptions or signatures; the spine is square; [1] blank leaf, [1] title page with Heinemann vignette in colour, copyright on verso, [1] poem, [2] 1898 calendar, [24] twelve poems by Rudyard Kipling on verso pages and 12 full page lithographs in colour after the original wood cuts by Nicholson on recto pages, [2] ads, and [1] blank leaf; the twelve full page plates depict a sport for each month as follows: Hunting (January), Coursing (February), Racing (March), Boating (April), Fishing (May), Cricket (June), Archery (July), Coaching (August), Shooting (September), Golf (October), Boxing (November) and Skating (December). the spine which is often found in delicate condition is indeed very good with this copy; hinges are strong despite top of rear joint starting; no foxing; no browning; minor off-set (as is common) of the plates to text pages; one of the better copies we have handled . Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        10,000 YEARS IN A BLOCK OF ICE. Translated From the French ... by John Paret

      London, New York: F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher,. [1898]. original olive-green ribbed cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver and red.. Tiny private owner's rubber-stamped name on front free endpaper.. Touch of rubbing at spine ends, a very good, bright copy. Superior. condition for this book. (#149689). First edition in English. A translation of DIX MILLE ANS DANS UN BLOC DE GLACE (1889). A sequel of sorts to LES SECRETS DE MONSIEUR SYNTHESE (1888- 9). This same monsieur, the sole survivor of a polar expedition, is resuscitated, after having been in suspended animation for 10,000 years, by the Cerebrals, an advanced race of tiny humanoids (a cross of Chinese and Negroes) possessing tremendous mental powers which enable them, among other things, to fly and to communicate with Mars. Versins notes that the book is remarkable for its lack of the sort of racism that characterizes most adventure fiction of this period. It is also, for a sleeper-awakes-in- the- distant-utopian-future SF tale, unusually short. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-21 and (1981) 1-25. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 246. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 087. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 24. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 38. Locke, Voyages in Space 41. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 71. Versins, Encyclopédie de l'Utopie des Voyages Extraordinaires et de la Science Fiction, (1972), pp. 126-27. Bleiler (1978), p. 28. Reginald 01674.

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        Recueil réunissant 17 études de philologie, principalement balto-slave, pour la plupart en allemand.

      [1898-1937]. - Livre d'occasion 17 ouvrages en un très fort volume in-8 (ép.9,5 cm), reliure neuve demi-basane bleu pâle à coins, dos à 4 faux nerfs, filets, caisson richement ornés, pièce de titre maroquin bleu marine, nom du possesseur Xavier Tramblay doré en queue du dos, sur une autre pièce bleu marine. Qq. ex-libris ms. ou estampillés. Sommaire : 1. AGRELL (S.). Intonation und Auslaut im Slavischen. Upsal, 1913. V-120 pp. - 2. AGRELL (S.). Aspektänderung und Aktionsartbildung beim polnischen Zeitworte. - Lund, 1908. V-127 pp. - 3. AGRELL (S.). Zur slavischen Lautlehre. Lund, 1915. 134 pp. - 4. AGRELL (S.). Slavische Lautstudien. Lund., 1917. 130 pp. - 5. AGRELL (S.). Zwei Beiträge zur slavischen Lautgeschichte. Lund, 1918. 80 pp. - 6. AGRELL (S.). Baltoslavische Lautstudien. Lund., 1919. 56 pp. - 7. AGRELL (S.). Zur Baltoslavischen Lautgeschichte. Lund, 1921. 49 pp. - 8. PETERSSON (H.). Zur Slavischen und vergleichenden Wortforschung. Lund, 1915. 46 pp. - 9. PETERSSON (H.). Baltische und slavische Wortstudien. Lund, 1918. 80 pp. - 10. PETERSSON (H.). Vergleichende slavische Wortstudien. Lund, 1922. 57 pp. - 11. AXNÄS (K.). Slavisch-baltisches in altnordischen Beinamen. Uppsala, 1937. XV-114 pp. - 12. SKÖLD (H.). Linguistic gleanings. Lund, 1923. 83 pp. - 13. SKÖLD (H.). Untersuchungen zur Genesis der altindischen etymologischen Literatur. Lund, 1928. 103 pp. - 14. SKÖLD (H.). Untersuchungen zur Genesis der altindischen etymologischen Literatur. Lund, 1931. 25 pp. - 15. SKÖLD (H.). Zur Chronologie der stokavischen Akzentverschiebung. Lund., 1922. 110 pp. - 16. HARTMANN (Hans). Studien über die Betonung der Adjektiva im Russischen. Leipzig, 1936. 81 pp. - 17. LINDER (A.). Plainte de la Vierge en vieux vénitien. Texte critique. Upsala, 1898. CCXLIII-98 pp. Condition : Exceptionnelle réunion, dans une superbe reliure autrichienne. 3600g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Almanach de douze sports. Etude sur William Nicholson et son Art.

      Paris, Société française d'Editions d'Art, 1898, - gr. in-4to, 1 ff. (faux-titre) + 8 feuilles (16 p. n.n.) avec 15 ill. + 12 planches gravées sur bois (tirées en plusieurs couleurs), Ed. orig. française lim. à 1070 ex. dont mille sur papier vélin anglais, reliure en d.-toile sur brochure originale illustrée d?un bois gravé. 12 Sports: Golf / Boxe Hunting / Cricket / Figure-Skating etc. Introduit par un autoportrait de l'artiste gravé sur bois et une introduction d'Octave Uzanne; l'almanach est composé de douze planches en couleur faisant face au mois dans lequel le sport illustré était le plus souvent pratiqué. Les douze sports illustrés sont La chasse au Renard, La chasse à courre, Les courses, Courses en canot, La pêche à la ligne, Le jeu du Cricket, Le tir à l'arc, Le "four-in-hand", La chasse en plaine, Le jeu du golf sur la plage, Les exercices de Boxe et Le patinage.Sir William Nicholson était un peintre anglais particulièrement réputé pour ses illustrations. Il collabore avec son frère pour la création de posters sous le titre de "Beggarstaff Brothers". Il a notamment illustré des livres pour enfants: The velveteen Rabbit, de Margery Williams ainsi que Clever Bill et the Pirate Twins, ses propres créations littéraires. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, The

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898. - A Finely Bound Set of the Best Edition of Lord Tennyson's WorksTENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. London: Macmillan and Co., 1898-1899.Edition de Luxe., one of 1,050 sets. Twelve octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 11/16 inches; 217 x 146 mm). Title-pages printed in red and black. Illustrated with twelve frontispieces and a facsimile of Tennyson's handwriting.Finely bound by Bayntun of Bath ca. 1920 (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full brown crushed levant morocco, covers decoratively ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and turn-ins, brown silk endpapers and liners, all edges gilt. One small (one inch) split at top of front joint of volume one, some light marginal foxing, otherwise a very fine set in a handsome binding.Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as Break, Break, Break, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Tears, Idle Tears and Crossing the Bar. Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and student at Trinity College, Cambridge, after he died of a stroke aged just 22. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, Ulysses, and Tithonus. During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw" (In Memoriam A.H.H.), "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all", "Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die", "My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure", "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield", "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers", and "The old order changeth, yielding place to new". Tennyson is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

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        Forty Years a Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Personal Narrative of Charles Larpenteur 1833-1872 (2 Volumes, Complete)

      NY: Francis P. Harper, 1898. 1st printings. VG/no dust jackets, light wear to extremities. No. 108 of 950 copies, xxviii, 236 p., x, 237-473 p. frontis w/tissue guards, photos, footnotes, appendix, index, 8vo, HOWES C 800;

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        Oeuvres. Poésies - Les Illuminations - Autres illuminations - Une saison en enfer

      Edition partly original, false mention of sixth. Book, illustrated frontispiece a portrait of Arthur Rimbaud by Henri Fantin-Latour. Three tiny tears without missing the head and foot of the back, nice copy. Mercure de France Paris 1898 12x19cm broché

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        THE BEETLE: A MYSTERY

      New York: Mansfield,. 1898. original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, black, and green, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in light green.. Hairline cracks to inner hinges, else a fine copy. A handsome book. rarely found in superior condition. (#149282). First U.S. edition. The U.S. edition is made from sheets of the British edition, those of a later printing, most likely the fourth. This is an early copy of the U.S. issue with no later edition statement on the title page. This is an early copy of the U.S. issue with no later edition statement on the title page. The first two leaves of gathering "a" are excised (these pages being the half title and title leaves of the British edition) and the Mansfield title leaf is an insert. Page [352] of the first printing of the Skeffington edition is blank; page [352] of the Mansfield edition, headed "Opinions of the Press," quotes British reviews of THE BEETLE. Lurid, sensational novel of detection and macabre horror. "With the exception of DRACULA this was probably the most popular horror novel of the 1890s." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1111. "... considered an offbeat classic by Lovecraft and other commentators. Dorothy Scarborough calls it 'the most curdling example' of 'entomological supernaturalism.' The plot, which focuses on ancient Egypt, features a priestess of Isis who haunts the modern world in both human and beetle manifestations. In addition to terror, the novel offers humor, suspense, and memorable minor characters. Lovecraft ranks it on the same level as Stoker's DRACULA." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-162. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 126-27. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-141. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 151. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 78. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 283. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 134. Reginald 09696. Glover and Greene 327. Hubin (1994), p. 553.

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        Le Mont Dore. - Aquarelle avec poême daté 3. August 1897.

      Montpellier / Paris, 1898, - 29,5 x 19,7 cm, Signé, daté, avec titre et petit poême en 4 vers sous l?image, monté sur passepartout, papier avec deux légères rousseurs. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Pleasures of Literature and the Solace of Books

      London: Wells Gardner, Darton. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1898. First Edition. Cloth. Publisher's green cloth, gilt titles and ornate decoration on upper board and spine, top edges gilt, in publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper. Slight bump to spine head, else fine; jacket spine and edges age-darkened, a few teensy chips out at the spine tips, but overall remarkably well preserved; Variant green cloth, no priority; beautifully designed and printed, showing the clear influence of the Kelmscott Press .

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        Baretti's Italian Dictionary. [Dizionario Delle Lingue Italiana ed Inglese: Al Quale E' Preposta Una Grammatica Delle Due Lingue. Nuova Edizione, Corretta e Migliorata, Da F. Damiani. ] [A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages: To Which is Prefixed, An Italian and Engilsh Grammar. A New Edition, Corrected and Improved by F. Damiani. ]

      Londra(London): Preffo i sigg. B. Law: etc, 1898 - 2 volumes in 1. 4to.(27x21cm) Full-leather, decorative old-style spine. Most pages in 3 colmns. Cover worn, light soiled, otherwise very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      William R Jenkins, 1898. Hardcover. Very Good. William R Jenkins, New York 1898. First American Edition / First Printing. Dated 1898 with no additional printings. Green cloth boards. Illustrated. French language. Precedes the Doubleday Edition. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Shelf wear, light age toning to the pages, light spots.

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        Jingles, Jokes, and Funny Folks

      1898. first edition. Mischievous Cats and Dogs with Elephants and 'The Midnight Owl'WAIN, Louis, illustrator. BINGHAM, Clifton. Jingles, Jokes, and Funny Folks. Illustrated by Louis Wain and Written by Clifton Bingham. New York: McLoughlin Bros., [1898]. New Chimney Corner Series No. 37 1/2. Small quarto (9 11/16 x 7 3/8 inches; 245 x 188 mm.). [32] pp. Black and white line drawings on every page. Original color pictorial wrappers. A fine copy. This fine little volume contains many amusing black & white line drawings of mischievous cats and dogs at play. It also includes some different animals including four elephants on a see-saw, Mama and little elephant and 'The Midnight Owl' at his writing desk.At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. ?"He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves?" (H.G. Wells).?"From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled…[a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!?" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914 ).Dale, 90.

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        Exploration and Hunting in Central Africa. 1895-96.

      London, Methuen & Co., 1898, - lg. in-8vo, frontispiece + XI + 408 p., illustrated + 1 folding map, foxing on titles, small legacy stamp ?Guggisberg?, original publisher?s red clothbound. Gilt title on spine. Worn at spine ends. Very good copy. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The War of the Worlds.

      London: William Heinemann, 1898 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. Some foxing to contents, contemporary ownership inscription to half title, light stain to upper board, binding a little darkened but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first issue binding with the 16pp of ads at the rear dated 1897. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Wiener Congress. Culturgeschichte, die bildenden Künste und das Kunstgewerbe, Theater - Musik in der Zeit von 1800 bis 1825. Mit Beiträgen von Bruno Bucher, Joseph Folnesics, Eugen Guglia, Ludwig Hevesi, Carl von Lützow, Hans Macht, Carl Masner, Alois Riegl, Franz Ritter, Wilhelm Freiherrn von Weckbecker und Hugo Wittmann.,

      Verlag von Artaria & Co., Wien 1898, - VIII., 1 Bl. Inhalt, 307 S. Mit 46 teilweise farbigen Tafeln (überwiegend mit Schutzpapier) und sehr zahlreichen Textabbildungen. Reich vergoldeter Original-Leinen und marmoriertem Schnitt. Folio Eins von 500 numerierten Exemplaren (Gesamtaufl. 550) der Normalausgabe. Inhaltlich und gestalterisch herausragendes kulturgeschichtliches Werk zu der Zeit des Wiener Kongresses. Die einzelnen Kapitel widmen sich den geistigen Strömungen zu Beginn des 19.Jahrhunderts, "Der Wiener Congress, seine Fürsten und Staatsmänner", den hohen Künsten wie Architektur, Malerei und Plastik und den Kleinkünsten wie der Miniatur, der Goldschmiedekunst und Emailkunst, Möbel und Innendekoration, Bronze, Glas, Costüme der Empirezeit, Wiener Theater und Musik zur Zeit des Kongresses. Anregung zur Erstellung des monumentalen Werks gab eine bereits 1896 stattgefundene "Wiener Congress-Ausstellung" im k. k. Österreichischen Museum. *Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben. Rückengelenk berieben und leicht angeplatzt. Kleine Fahelstelle des Leinens auf dem Vorderdeckel. Innen sehr gut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes from a Diary on Asiatic Turkey

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

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        The Golliwogg At The Sea-Side Pictured by Florence Upton

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1898, 1898. FIRST EDITION with 'Copyright 1898'. Oblong Quarto, pp. 63, illustrated in colour. Publisher's linen backed pictorial glazed boards. Neat ownership to flyleaf (dated '1898'). Corners worn; wear to extremities. Bright covers. Near fine.

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        Soutien de famille. -

      Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle 1898 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 445 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à coins. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Non rogné. Reliure signée Semet et Plumelle. Intérieur parfait. Parfait état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 100 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. Enrichie d'un envoi autographe signé de l'éditeur à J. Ebner. De la bibliothèque Léon Le Roy, avec ex-libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six drawings, illustrating Theophile Gautier's Romance ,Mademoiselle de Maupin'.

      Mit 6 Photogravüren auf festem weißem Velin. London, Smithers 1898,. Gr.-4°, 1 Doppelblatt mit Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis + 6 Tafeln in Orig.-Halbleinen-Flügelmappe. - Erste Ausgabe - Nr. 14 von 50 Exemplaren - Tafeln mit minimalen Randläsuren, sonst einwandfrei, Doppelblatt gebräunt und am Rücken hinterlegt, Flügeln der Mappe an den Falzen verstärkt, Mappe stärker berieben, mit einer hinterlegten Läsur und ohne die Schlaufenbänder

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        Les dimanches parisiens.

      L.Conquet, Paris 1898 - Un volume in-8 (27 cm x 18,5 cm), (1)-215 pp. 41 eaux-fortes originales d'Auguste Lepère dont un frontispice et 40 in-texte. Un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais. 1/2 maroquin vert à coins. Dos décoré d'un joli décor mosaïqué, filets et titre dorés. Reliure signée Carayon. Quelques frottement très mineurs aux coins. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Ermitage du N°1 au N°6 de la neuvième année EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: L'Ermitage, 1898. Fine. L'Ermitage, Paris Janvier-Juin 1898, relié. - first edition of the 6 numbers for the first half 1898.binding fully flexible and embossed calico, covers the 6 booklets kept Contributions of René Boylesve, Francis Viele-Griffin, Francis Jammes, Ducoté Edouard André Gide, André Lebey, Georges Rodenbach, Henry Ghéon Marcel Reja, Hugues Rebell, Yvanhoé Rambosson, Fiona Macleod between autres.Illustrations Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer Paul Berthon, Richard Ranft, William Bradley, Henry Detouche Edward Münch, Jean Veber, Andhré of Gachons Paul Andra, Paul Ranson between other. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale des 6 numéros du premier semestre 1898. Reliure en pleine percaline souple et gaufrée, couvertures des 6 fascicules conservées Contributions de René Boylesve, Françis Viélé-Griffin, Françis Jammes, Edouard Ducoté, André Gide, André Lebey, Georges Rodenbach, Henry Ghéon, Marcel Réja, Hugues Rebell, Yvanhoé Rambosson, Fiona Macleod entre autres. Illustrations de Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, Paul Berthon, Richard Ranft, William Bradley, Henry Detouche, Edouard Münch, Jean Veber, Andhré des Gachons, Paul Andra, Paul Ranson entre autres.

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        Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, The

      1898. A Finely Bound Set of the Best Edition of Lord Tennyson's WorksTENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. London: Macmillan and Co., 1898-1899.Edition de Luxe., one of 1,050 sets. Twelve octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 11/16 inches; 217 x 146 mm). Title-pages printed in red and black. Illustrated with twelve frontispieces and a facsimile of Tennyson's handwriting.Finely bound by Bayntun of Bath ca. 1920 (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full brown crushed levant morocco, covers decoratively ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and turn-ins, brown silk endpapers and liners, all edges gilt. One small (one inch) split at top of front joint of volume one, some light marginal foxing, otherwise a very fine set in a handsome binding.Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as Break, Break, Break, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Tears, Idle Tears and Crossing the Bar. Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and student at Trinity College, Cambridge, after he died of a stroke aged just 22. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, Ulysses, and Tithonus. During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw" (In Memoriam A.H.H.), "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all", "Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die", "My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure", "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield", "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers", and "The old order changeth, yielding place to new". Tennyson is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

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        a shropshire lad

      VG+ in Good slipcase. 2nd edition. London Grant Richards 1898. Scarce. Covers are brownish-olive buckram. One of 500 copies printed (CSW). . 12mo - 7" to 7Ω" tall. 96 pages. Second Edition. Book is tight, clean, unmarked except for small neat signature, pages clean. The slipcae is plain with some repair, sturdy

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        Vocabulaire Français-Annamite [ Edition originale ]

      Imprimerie de la Mission à Tan-Dinh 1898 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane à coins noire, Imprimerie de la Mission à Tan-Dinh, Saïgon, 1898, 2 ff. (titre et préface), 451 pp. Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du "Vocabulaire Français-Annamite" du Père Jean-François-Marie Génibrel (1851-1914). Etat très satisfaisant (très petits mq. aux deux premiers ff., rel. lég. frottée). "Voici un "Vocabulaire Français-annamite" pour faire pendant au Vocabulaire Annamite-français publié depuis quelque temps déjà, destiné aux Elèves des Ecoles, et très commode pour les Européens qui veulent vite apprendre les mots les plus usuels de la langue annamite. Nous nous sommes spécialement appliqué à donner la traduction annamite des divers sens ou acceptions des mots français, autant que le cadre restreint de ce travail le comporte. Les Elèves des Ecoles le trouveront d'un grand secours pour l'étude du français. Plus tard, si le temps nous le permet, nous tâcherons de le développer pour en faire un Dictionnaire français-annamite assez complet". Non répertorié par Cordier. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Danse

      Paris: Hachette, 1898. First edition. Illustrated with 19 photogravure plates of various works arts printed on thick stock, and with a profusion of half-tone reproductions from old engravings, paintings, etc., throughout the text. [4] viii, 390, [2] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in publisher's full blue straight-grained morocco, with swash lettering in gilt, a.e.g. Slight traces of rubbing at extremities. About fine. First edition. Illustrated with 19 photogravure plates of various works arts printed on thick stock, and with a profusion of half-tone reproductions from old engravings, paintings, etc., throughout the text. [4] viii, 390, [2] pp. 1 vols. 4to. One of the great modern, comprehensive books by the painter and traveller, Vuillier (1844-1915).

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        ZIONISTEN-CONGRESS IN BASEL: (29. 30. UND 31. AUGUST 1897) : OFFICIELLES PROTOCOLL

      Wien; Verlag Des Vereines Erez Israel. 1898. Hardcover. Later Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Official Proceedings of the First Zionist Congress held in Basel; comprises all of the speeches and resolutions offered. ?"The first Basel Congress stated, in the Basel Program, the aim and purpose of Political Zionism. The Congress was attended by about one hundred and fifty delegates … Dr. Karpel Lippe of Jassy, Rumania, well known by his work in the Jewish colonization movement in Rumania, acted as honorary president of the first Congress; while Dr. Theodore Herzl was on each occasion unanimously elected as chairman. The resolutions as well as the reports of the meetings of each Congress were noted in the stenographic records and were soon afterward printed. ?" - EJ 1906. Subjects: Zionism - Congresses. Zionism. Conference proceedings. OCLC lists 7 copies. Pages age toned, light edge wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ZION-4-7) .

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        Richard Wagner: His Life and Works from 1813-1834.

      Engraved and Printed by Allan Wyon, London 1898 - First edition. Elephant folio, original half vellum by Birdsall. Number 91 of 100 copies on paper watermarked with Wagner's signature. Engraved throughout, all leaves mounted on guards, double-page map of Leipzig by Voss dated 1814. In very good condition with some foxing and overall general wear. An important source for details of Wagner's life. Mary Burrell (1850-1898) acquired a collection of documents from Natalie Bilz, the daughter of Wagner's first wife Minna. This volume contains just the first part of her planned biography, which was published after her death by her husband, Willoughby Burrell. The substantial Burrell collection of Wagner letters was subsequently given to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, who sold them at auction in 1978. As only one hundred copies were printed, it remains an uncommon book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1898. Affectionately inscribed by Cobden-Sanderson to his wife Annie on their sixteenth wedding anniversary. Portrait frontispiece. Pp. viii, 901. 8vo., bound at the Doves Bindery in simple full brown morocco with yapp edges, spine in compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt, with the Doves Bindery signature on the lower turn in. It was expertly restored by the noted binder Anthony Gardner who has tipped in his beautiful, calligraphic detailed restoration note dated 1969. Housed in a green cloth clamshell box, lettered in gilt. Inscribed by Cobden-Sanderson on the half title "To my dear wife, Annie Cobden-Sanderson on our sixteenth wedding day, 5 August 1898, T.J. Cobden-Sanderson". In addition there is a loose folded page covered in Cobden-Sanderson's hand on both sides, one in ink, the other in pencil, with his favourite lines and their page numbers. One assumes this was included with the gift to Annie to direct her through the book. He has also written a pencil list of suggested titles on the last page, presumably his favourite Tennyson poems. Someone, most probably Annie, stuck in a flower the following year (1899). Only the offset from the flower remains with the inscription "Bel Alp. 28 Aug. 1899". Annie, the great Women's Rights activist, shared her husband's radical political opinions and his love of books. They both established the Doves Press and Bindery, where this present was bound. Tennyson was a great favourite of Cobden-Sanderson's, and presumably Annie shared this passion. In his Memoirs, an entry at the end of June of 1898 (6 weeks before this present was given so the book must have been at the bindery), Cobden-Sanderson talks of Edward Burne-Jones's death and how moved he was by the love his wife had for him. On that day when he was very moved by the love and grief of a widow he writes "in the evening I read Tennyson's LIfe, and some of his ballads, and spent a pleasant, tearful night". So this gift to Annie was one of love from the heart.

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        VOLPONE: OR THE FOXE

      New York: John Lane, 1898. No. 43 OF 100 COPIES on Imperial Japanese vellum, each containing an extra suite of plates (of a total edition of 1,100 for England and America) n. Hardcover. 295 x 225 mm (11 1/2 x 8 3/4"). xlv, [i], 193 pp. Critical essay on Ben Jonson by Vincent O'Sullivan; eulogy of Beardsley by Robert Ross. No. 43 OF 100 COPIES on Imperial Japanese vellum, each containing an extra suite of plates (of a total edition of 1,100 for England and America). Publisher's original vellum over bevelled boards, upper cover elaborately gilt in a design by Beardsley, smooth spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Housed in a later cloth slipcase. WITH 13 ILLUSTRATIONS BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY, comprised of cover design (printed on the second leaf prior to the half title), frontispiece, six prominent vignette initials (i.e. five, with one repeated), and with a special additional suite containing the five vignette initials enlarged and printed in photogravure on separate sheets inserted opposite the regular images. Front pastedown with woodcut bookplate of John Quinn. Ray, pp. 196-97; Lasner 129. A little splaying to boards, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, very clean, smooth, and fresh inside and out. In its limited deluxe issue with an extra suite of plates, this is an exceptional copy of Aubrey Beardsley's memorable edition of Ben Jonson's merciless stage satire "Volpone," originally produced in 1606. Beardsley (1872-1898) intended to produce two dozen illustrations for this edition, but his untimely death intervened, and the images for the book were limited to seven. Still, Beardsley is dominant throughout, blessing the edition as if a high priest of decadent art--which he was, and this is especially so in our copy, coming as it does from the special luxury version of 100 specials. Of Beardsley's "Volpone," Ray reports that the artist thought his cover design for the book to be "simply ravishing" and "gorgeous." It is an assessment to accept. According to Houfe, Beardsley's authoritative style "was to recur in architecture, textiles, in the applied arts right up to the 1920s and in a host of major and minor book illustrators' works." Jonson's "Volpone" ("Sly Fox" in Italian) is ranked among the finest Jacobean era comedies. It is a play about an avaricious and lecherous schemer who feigns illness and finally death for his own profit (albeit profit at the expense of characters who are as base as he is). Excepting only Shakespeare, Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was the most important literary figure of his age, and in 1616 (the year Shakespeare died), he became England's original (though unofficial) Poet Laureate. In that same year, he became the first playwright to publish his collected dramatic works. John Quinn (1870-1924) was a famous New York attorney who defended James Joyce's "Ulysses" against charges of obscenity (he also purchased the manuscript, now in the Rosenbach Collection). He was an important collector and patron of post-impressionist art and modernist writers. This edition of "Volpone" is not an exceptionally rare book, but the design and weight of the volume make it vulnerable to wear, and one seldom sees a truly well-preserved copy like the present one.

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        O Domingo nos Estados Unidos. [The Sunday observance in the United States as a civil institution]

      Nova York, Sociedade Americana dos Tratados, s.a. (1898). 8vo.; 24 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        The Journal of geology a semi-quarterly magazine of geology and related sciences (109 volume set) (1898-2006, Vols. 6-114)

      University of Chicago Press, 1898-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 109 volumes. Volumes 6-114, 1898-2006. 109 years of the Journal + Index (for 1893-1927). First 23 volumes bound in 3/4 antique red leather, later 85 volumes bound in full red buckram. Volume 6 (1898) contains only No. 6 for that year. One year not bound in hardcover (5 paperback volumes), vol. 80, 1972, lacks No. 1 (Jan.) of the 6 issues for that year otherwise, complete. Two volumes (1946-1947) bound together as one volume. Institutional stamps. 26 cm high. Some volumes have a spine label. A massive set filled with articles, diagrams, tables, maps, illustrations, photographs, etc. This set is so gneiss you shouldn’t take it for granite. From the University of Chicago: One of the oldest journals in geology, The Journal of Geology has since 1893 promoted the systematic philosophical and fundamental study of geology. The Journal published original research across a broad range of subfields in geology, including geophysics, geochemistry, sedimentology, geomorphology, petrology, plate tectonics, volcanology, structural geology, mineralogy, and planetary sciences. Many of its articles have wide appeal for geologists, present research of topical relevance, and offer new geological insights through the application of innovative approaches and methods. International buyers, please do NOT purchase this set unless you are willing to cover the costs. The weight and width of this 109 volume set is significant. Don't expect perfection from these books, they all have their faults. These books are perfect for the sedimental geology lover.

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        14 eigenh. Briefe mit U. und 2 eh. Handzeichnungen.

      Wien, 1894 bis 1898. - Zusammen 19½ SS. auf 25 Bll. 4to und 8vo. Die zwei Zeichnungen auf einem mittig gefalteten Quartblatt. Bislang unbekannte Folge von Briefen an Baron Franz Wetschl, den Kanzleidirektor des Obersthofmeisteramtes und Präsidenten des Hofbaucomités. Die Schreiben betreffen zunächst die durch den Tod Hasenauers aufgetretenen Probleme bei der Fertigstellung des Burgtheaters und des Michaelertraktes der Hofburg (siehe Zitat) sowie Wagners Ernennung zum Oberbaurat (1894). Im weiteren handeln die Briefe von Fragen im Zusammenhang mit dem Stadterweiterungsfonds und dessen Finanzierung. - "Ihre Angelegenheit spukt mir seit gestern im Kopf herum. Nun bin ich nicht allein von dem Wunsche beseelt mich bei Ihnen recht auszuzeichnen, sondern auch der ganz verfahrenen Sache zu dienen u. auf die Beine zu helfen. Um nicht viel Langes u. Breites zu schreiben, fasse ich das Resultat meiner Beobachtungen in nachfolgende Punkte zusammen und sollen sie durch mitfolgende Schmierzeichnun[ungen] erläutert werden. 1. Niedzielsky ist auf keinen Fall zu engagieren. 2. Gruber ist in Gnaden zu entlassen. 3. Hofer ist mit der Bauaufsehung zu betrauen. 4. Das Hofbaucomité ist durch Otto Wagner zu verstärken [.]" (Br. v. 23. X. 1896). - Von den zwei mit grüner Feder ausgeführten Zeichnungen, die beide zu dem zitierten Brief gehören dürften, zeigt die eine eine Doppelsäule der Front der Neuen Hofburg gegen den Heldenplatz, die andere ein barockisierendes Architekturelement; beide Zeichnungen sind ebenfalls von Wagner mit schwarzer Tinte kommentiert worden. - Meist auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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