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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        [Photo Album]: British Expatriates in the Middle East and Asia

      India, Myanmar, England. 1890s. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 11.5". Green pebbled cloth with leather corners and spine and gilt decorations and edges. A collection of 136 sepia toned photographs measuring between 2.25" x 3.5" and 11" x 8.75", some with captions. Album is very good minus with spotting, worn edges, and loose pages, with very good photographs that have some fading and scattered foxing. An album of an English expatriate family in the 1890s while living and vacationing throughout Pakistan, India, Burma (now Myanmar), and Malaysia, as well as at the family's home in Devon, England. The album follows the family through the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th with group portraits of the family and the large groups they traveled with; one of the group on a tennis court in full Victorian dress, another of children dressed as clowns. The photos show the Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, Jabalpur and the "picnic group" (as it's captioned) that went on the journey, as well as a large view of the hill city of Simla in India dated 1898. There are images of boating, Native Indians pulling a Victorian woman in a cart and a few others posing with the families they presumably worked for, and picnics in Burma. Towards the end of the album there are images of the family's English home in Devon which include the family and their bicycles. An extensive collection of a British upper middle class family living and vacationing throughout the Middle East and Asia in the 1890s. .

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        China. No. 1 (1899) Correspondence Respecting the Affairs of China

      London.: HMSO.. March1899.. xxiv + 360pp. Original blue wrappers torn with some loss, upper cover professionally repaired but still fragile. The contents are very good. Styled "Correspondence respecting the Affairs of China", these important and voluminous papers relate mainly to events in 1898. They consist of 473 items, many with several enclosures, in 360 pages with a convenient xxiii page table of contents. Prepared for the information of both Houses of the British Parliament, the Papers comprise the despatches and telegrams exchanged between the British Minister in Peking and the Marquis of Salisbury who, as Britain?'s Prime Minister, was also the Foreign Minister of the day. Together with miscellaneous enclosures, the papers show China under stress from the commercial and political pressures being exerted by the Great Powers in the years after the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95. They also shed light on the developing internal and external crisis in the affairs of China which culminated in the "Boxer" anti-foreign uprising in 1899-1900 which led to the armed intervention of the Great Powers and the occupation of Peking. China?'s problems were real and many, and the gentlemanly veneer of diplomatic language seen in the papers could scarcely hide the greed and aggression of the Powers. Urged on by powerful commercial interests and ambitious politicians in their home countries, the diplomats jostled each other in the rush to extract as much as they could from a weak and divided China. These are the underlying themes that appear throughout these papers. Among the issues of the day, the papers touch on the cession of Port Arthur and Talienwan to Russia, the German occupation of Kiao-chau (Tsingtau), the leases of Weihaiwei and Hong Kong?'s "New Territory" to Britain, and of Kwangchauwan to France. The extension of treaty ports and foreign concessions, and of "zones of interest" like that of Britain in the Yangtse Valley and of Germany in Shantung, also feature prominently. There are, besides, informative reports on the progress of the epic ?"Hundred Days Reform?" movement and the coup by which the Empress Dowager was restored to power, as well as on the leading reformer Kang Yuwei, whose flight was assisted by the British authorities. Translations from imperial edicts serve to heighten the drama. These were crowded and, for the Qing Court and government, fearful and anxious times. The Correspondence is basic to an understanding of the period leading up to the dramatic events of 1900, and still makes good, and often gripping, reading today. .

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        A Wonder Book For Girls and Boys

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

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        CAMPING AND TRAMPING IN MALAYA: Fifteen Years' Pioneering inthe Native States of Malaya Peninsula.

      AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ACCOUNT OF THE AREA London 1898, - Swan. Green decorated cloth, very good, 339p.18 b.w. photos, folding map,frontispiece, bookplate. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        A Wonder Book For Girls and Boys

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

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        Annals of the Lowell Observatory [three volumes]

      Houghton, Miflin and Co. And the University Press, Boston/Cambridge; 1898, 1900 and 1905 - Quarto. An absolutely pristine set. Volume I: 391pp. frontispiece, Illustrated in color and in black & white, some folding plates. Observations of the planet mars during the opposition of 1894-5 made att Flagstaff, AZ. Bound in original pale green printed wraps. Volume II: frontispiece, 523pp., illustrated. Observations of the planet Jupiter and its satellites 1894 and 1895; Observations of Mars 1896 and 1897 made at Flagstaff, AZ and Tacubaya, Mexico. Bound in original pale green printed wraps. Volume III: frontispiece. 293pp., 60pp. supplement. Observations of the planet Mars during the oppositions of 1894, 1896, 1898, 1901, and 1903 made at Flagstaff, AZ. Bound in original pale green printed paper covered boards, paper spine label printed in black, in original publisher's plane paper dust jacket. Off-setting to endpapers front jacket but no names, plates, or foxing. A superb set in custom mylar jackets.

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        LES MENUS & PROGRAMMES ILLUSTRES.

      Boudet/Tallandier 1898 In - 4 p. (mm. 311x221), mz. marocch. coevo, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro (con abras.), pp. VIII,402,(2). Lussuosa e affascinante pubblicazione, molto ben illustrata da 460 riproduzioni tratte da antichi documenti e da composizioni dei migliori artisti contemporanei; con 19 tavv. f.t. litografate a colori (di cui 2 a doppia pag.) di: Toulouse - Lautrec, Millieres, Chéret, Clairin, Ibels, Job, Meunier, Misti, Synave. Come si legge nella Prefazione ?nous pouvons présenter un ensemble de reproductions vraiment exceptionnel, de tout premier ordre comme curiosité et comme beauté, de ce qui peut etre désigné sous le nom d?affiches à la main, par opposition à l?affiche murale, et qui comprendra toutes les "petites estampes, invitations, menus, programmes, billets de faire - part, cartes d?adresses, etc.", du XVII siècle jusqu?à nos jours?. Pregevole edizione in tiratura limit. di 1050 esempl. numer., molto ben conservata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL

      Leonard Smithers, London 1898 - One of Just 99 Copies, withWilde Identified for the First Time as the Author. 230 x 145 mm. mm (9 x 5 3/4"). 4 p.l., 31 leaves. Third Edition. No. 89 OF 99 COPIES, SIGNED BY WILDE. Original linen (ivory-colored backstrip, plum-colored sides), gilt titling on flat spine, gilt vignette after Charles Ricketts on upper cover, top edge rough trimmed, other edges untrimmed. Housed in a later, fleece-lined burgundy silk clamshell box with vellum spine label. Mason 374. Spine faintly and uniformly sunned (with three tiny dark flecks), vague mottling to lower cover on ivory linen, little signs of use to corners and edges, two dots of glue residue (from previously affixed paper description) on blank recto of limitations leaf (with slight show-through on the verso), light freckled foxing to endpapers, but each of these defects minor, and, all in all, a very pleasing copy--with unworn joints and very clean text--of a book difficult to find in better condition. Dubbed by Wilde the "Author's Edition" and appearing just two months after initial publication, this signed, strictly limited edition of "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is the first printing of the work to acknowledge the author's real name. On our title page, the author is called "C. 3. 3." (a reference to his prisoner's number), just as he had been previously. But with the appearance of his signature on the limitation page, the author reveals his actual identity to the public for the first time in a printed edition. (Wilde's name would not actually be printed on copies of "Reading Gaol" until the seventh edition.) Our version is particularly sought after because of its signature and because of its small limitation. Third Edition. No. 89 OF 99 COPIES, SIGNED BY WILDE. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NORTHWARD OVER THE "GREAT ICE" A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897. CAPTAIN WILLIAM JAMES JOSEPH SPRY OF HMS "CHALLENGER" HIS SET !

      London ;- Methuen & Co 1898 - Captain Spry's set of this Classic Account with his personal bookplate in each volume ! 2 vols. Demy 8vo. Original navy cloth, lettered gilt & decorated silver vignette to each front board. A little rubbed. Complete with Folding Map, panorama and plates. Vol.1;- lxxx +521pps. / Vol. 2;- xiv + 625pps. Uncut / T.e.gilt. Inner joints tender otherwise a VERY GOOD SET AND A MOST IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY ! (Extra postage required for overseas shipping) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sport in the Highlands of Kashmir

      Rowland Ward, London 1898 - being the narrative of an eight months' trip in Baltistan and Ladakh.together with hints for the guidance of sportsmen. 506 pp, ill, publ ads in rear. 2 pull out folding maps in rear pockets. Extremely desirable and fairly scarce Asian sheep hunting book. This one in surprisingly nice condition with all silver lettering present, corners sharp and spine tips nice. Collectible condition. VG+ to not quite near fine (hinge firm but zebra end papers show cracking). Binding firm which is unusual for this thick, heavy book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ROUTES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NORTH WESTERN CANADA

      George Philip & Son, 1898. - First edition. 8vo. Light blue cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, light yellow colored front and rear endpapers, xx, 268 pp., frontispiece (folding map of the country between the Yukon & Mackenzie Rivers), preface, acknowledgments, three maps (two folding, including a large color map at the end). The large folding color map is titled "A Special Map of British Columbia Showing the Klondike, Cariboo, Kootenay, and Other Gold Fields." This book was published under the auspices of The Incorporated London Chamber of Mines, with which are affiliated the Australasian and Canadian Chambers of Mines, London. A very scarce compilation from other sources describing the mining fields being developed, the routes to the Yukon and the far North West Territories with accounts of the Klondike gold rush, methods of mining, the navigation of the rivers, with distances of routes, the conditions to be encountered and suggested outfits. All page edges uniformly browned, the three maps are in fine condition, interior clean for an overall, attractive, near fine copy of a scarce and important book. [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. - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait réalisé par le photographe Howard COSTER

      - MOORE Henry (1898-1986), sculpteur. Portrait réalisé par le photographe britannique Howard COSTER (1885-1959). Tirage argentique d¿époque. 1944. Tampon au dos. H 21,5 x L 16,7 cm.

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        THROUGH UNKNOWN TIBET.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF TIBET & CHINA London 1898, - Unwin. Pictorial buff cloth, very good, 440p.,index, appendix, 77 b. w. photos, 4 pocket maps in pocket,top edge gilt, head/tail spine bit worn, covers bit stained& discolored, else solid. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Two Magics, The Turn of the Screw, Covering End

      Heinemann, UK 1898 - 1st Edition 1898. First edition, first impression, in a later state of the binding with nine flowers in blind on the cover. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language. One of only 1,500 copies printed. Edel and Laurence A52a. The book is good++ and quite bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Spine rolled.Contents good but new endpapers. Text block a little slack. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 11303 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      UK: Blackie & Son, 1898 London, Blackie & Son, 1898. Edited by Henry Irving and Frank A. Marshall, with Numerous illustrations by Gordon Browne. Eight Volumes. Bound in half leather, with five raised-bands, marbled endpapers and page edges. Very good with some fading to the spine, rubbing and wear to boards, mainly to the lower edge. Generally nice internally, but with the odd mark here and there.. 1st Edition. Hardback. Very Good.

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        LES MENUS & PROGRAMMES ILLUSTRES

      Paris, Boudet/Tallandier, 1898. In-4 p. (mm. 311x221), mz. marocch. coevo, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro (con abras.), pp. VIII,402,(2). Lussuosa e affascinante pubblicazione, molto ben illustrata da 460 riproduzioni tratte da antichi documenti e da composizioni dei migliori artisti contemporanei; con 19 tavv. f.t. litografate a colori (di cui 2 a doppia pag.) di: Toulouse-Lautrec, Millieres, Chéret, Clairin, Ibels, Job, Meunier, Misti, Synave. Come si legge nella Prefazione ?"nous pouvons présenter un ensemble de reproductions vraiment exceptionnel, de tout premier ordre comme curiosité et comme beauté, de ce qui peut etre désigné sous le nom d?'affiches à la main, par opposition à l?'affiche murale, et qui comprendra toutes les "petites estampes, invitations, menus, programmes, billets de faire- part, cartes d?'adresses, etc.", du XVII siècle jusqu?'à nos jours?". Pregevole edizione in tiratura limit. di 1050 esempl. numer., molto ben conservata.

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        The Sambo Book

      Williams & Wilkins Company. Very Good. 1898. B009UQKXT8 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Boards. Predates Bannerman Sambo. Rare. Very good copy, beautifully repaired and restored. . B009UQKXT8 .

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        A Monograph of the Genus Teracolus: parts I-XI (all published)

      London: Reeve, [1898-1902]. iv, 156, 44 col plates. 4to. HB. Orig. cloth, gilt. Some names added in pencil to text and to tissue guards facing plates. Fine copy.. Fine illustrated monograph on this group of Pierid butterflies. Originally planned in 24 parts, only 11 were published. The title page and index were issued in 1914. Fine hand-coloured plates are numbered 1, 1a, 2-43.

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        Die Musterzeichnungssammlung für Kimonos. Japanisches Blockbuch, Kyoto, 1898. Gr. 8°. Titelblatt u. 20 Blockbuchblätter mit 52 (tls. ganzseit.) Farbholzschnitten von Stoffmustern für Kimonos. Illustr. Okart. in Blockbuchbindung.

      . . # Pattern drawing collection of kimonos. Japan, Kyoto 1898.- With 52 (partly full-page) color woodcuts by fabric patterns for kimonos printed on double leaves folded in the oriental manner.-

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        Der Schatz im Silbersee. Von Carl May.

      Stuttgart, Berlin, Leipzig: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft. (1898).. Zweite Auflage. 521 S. m. 16 Tondruckbildern. 8°. Farb. bedr. OLn.. * Das Buch wurde mit Original-Papier nachgebunden und Vorder- und Hinter-Innengelenk mit Papierstreifen verstärkt. Auf der Titelseite rechts brauner Fleck (11 x 1 cm). * Insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Klaus Metzmacher]
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        The Novels. Edited by Temple Scott.

      London: Downey & Co. Ltd., 1898 - 12 volumes, octavo (205 × 135 mm). Mid 20th-century red half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marble sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. Lightly rubbed at extremities, contents faintly toned. An excellent set. With frontispiece in 6 volumes. The Thornton edition. An attractively bound set of the Brontës' works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CYRANO DE BERGERAC

      1898 - ROSTAND, Edmond. CYRANO DE BERGERAC: A Play In Five Acts. Translated from the French by Gladys Thomas and Mary F. Guillemard. London: William Heinemann, 1898. 12mo., two-toned green cloth. First English Edition. Boldly signed by American actor Otis Skinner in pencil on the front endpaper and dated 1898. Skinner [1858-1942] was a leading actor of his day and, although he played roles in various French dramas, he never played Cyrano. An uncommon book and the basis for two movies: the 1950 version, starring Jose Ferrer, and the 1990 version, starring Gerard Depardieu. Ferrer won an Academy award for his portrayal of Cyrano and the 1990 movie received five nominations, including ones for Depardieu and for Best Foreign Film. Very Good (spine darkened). $875.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Elephant-Hunting in East Equatorial Africa, Being an Account of Three Years' Ivory-Hunting Under Mount Kenia and Among the Ndorobo Savages of the Lorogi Mountains, Including a Trip to the North End of Lake Rudolph

      London: Rowland Ward, Limited. 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. xix, 455pp + 8pp of publisher's advertisements. Beautiful green half morocco over marbled boards, covers tooled in blind, spine with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold and with gilt elephant head motifs. Zebra patterned endpapers. Frontispiece and sixty-three illustrations by J. G. Millais, E. Caldwell, and G. E. Lodge (including a color plate of butterflies), large foldout color map in pocket at rear. With the small stamp of a renown English Library on the title page. Two numbers in pen on the verso of the front free endpaper, faint stain barely affecting the top edge. A bright and clean near fine copy. A classic of African hunting literature. ; Octavo .

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Novels in Ten Volumes

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.,, 1898. Illustrated by C. E. Brock. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson. With coloured illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. 10 volumes, octavo. Original pale green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spines and front boards in gold and blue, patterned endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, white silk page markers. Colour frontispiece to each volume and 51 plates with tissue guards. Plate facing p. 115 in Vol. 1 of Pride & Prejudice loose. Some foxing to endpapers and endleaves, the occasional finger mark to contents, a few leaves roughly opened. An excellent set with unusually bright cloth. First Brock editions, first impressions. A lovely set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Novels in Ten Volumes. Illustrated by C. E. Brock. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson. With coloured illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1898 - 10 volumes, octavo. Original pale green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spines and front boards in gold and blue, patterned endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, white silk page markers. Plate facing p. 115 in Vol. 1 of Pride & Prejudice loose. Some foxing to endpapers and endleaves, the occasional finger mark to contents, a few leaves roughly opened. An excellent set with unusually bright cloth. Colour frontispiece to each volume and 51 plates with tissue guards. First Brock editions, first impressions. A lovely set. Gilson E90.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        White Stains

      [Amsterdam:] [printed by Binger Bros for Leonard Smithers,], 1898. The Literary Remains of George Archibald Bishop a Neuropath of the Second Empire. Quarto. Original black cloth, white ankh or crux ansata device at head of spine, lettered in white on front cover, untrimmed. Head and tail of spine creased, a few marks to covers, offsetting to half-title, light stain at head of Contents leaf. A very good, clean, copy. First edition, sole printing, of one of Crowley's rarest book: 100 copies were printed (this copy unnumbered) and "many [were] destroyed by H. M. Customs in 1924" (Yorke). Copac records just 2 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, Warburg Institute) and OCLC adds just 3 copies worldwide (Indiana, Syracuse, Texas). "[Leonard] Smithers was the logical publisher for Crowley's next book, White Stains (1898). Although tame by today's standards, some of its pieces - such as 'A Ballad of Passive Paederasty,' 'With Dog and Dame,'and 'Necrophilia' - required the seasoned hands of an underground publisher. Because of its content, Smithers sent the book to Amsterdam to be typeset by Binger Bros. Crowley published it anonymously, and as with Aceldama [his first book, also published in 1898], only one hundred copies were printed. The book... was a reaction to Austrian police doctor Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing's (1840-1902) study of sexual aberrations, Psycopathia Sexualis (1893): the book that coined the term 'masochism' after the fiction of fellow Austrian Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895). Although Krafft-Ebing translated the racier sections of his text into Latin, the book became a sensation among erudite pornographers everywhere. Crowley, determined to do a better job of explaining the nature of sexual deviance, wrote a story from the perspective of a poet who goes astray, taking on various vices and ultimately committing murder... Although White Stains has been hastily dubbed pornographic, it actually belongs to Decadent literature, with poetry a natural style for Crowley to choose" (Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley, 2010, p. 49).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Blessed Damozel; Empedocles on Etna; Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hacon & Ricketts. Offered here is a set of three Vale Press books, uniformly housed in the same box, all designed with woodcut borders, illustrations and flourished by Charles Ricketts. All three are in fine condition. The Blessed Damozel, 1898, oblong 12mo with exquisite pictorial paper covered boards consisting of famous repeating angel design along with announcement. Empodocles on Etna, A Dramatic Poem, 1896. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1901. A splendid group which we are offering as its last collector assembled, in green cloth board folders and matching slipcase with morocco label.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Ames d'automne EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Fasquelle, 1898. Fine. Fasquelle, Paris 1898, 10,5x16,5cm, relié. - First edition on current paper, it has been printed in Japan 20 leading copies. Binding to bradel half brown calico, smooth back with a gold floral motif, date and double fillet golden tail, part of title shagreen olive boards marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding signed cold Pierson. Precious autograph signed by the author Henri Lavedan. Book adorned with illustrations Heidbrinck. A partially shaded guard, light scuffs minor feet cuisine, nice copy. --- 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 sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 20 Japon en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline marron, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin olive, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Pierson. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Lorrain à Henri Lavedan. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de Heidbrinck. Une garde partiellement ombrée, légères épidermures sans gravité en pieds des plats, agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mah hem ha-Yehudim?

      Hotsaat S. B. Shvartsberg, New York 1898 - OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 11. Small tear on title page, not affecting text, has been closed. Has a beautiful professional soft cover binding made by a master binder and restorer. See article about the author in the Keter Encyclopedia Judaica. He was a great rabbinic scholar, born in Horost, Slovakia, who published extensively. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force. An Episode of Frontier War.

      London. Longmans, Green and Co., 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        Of the Imitation of Christ [Presentation Copy]

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1898. First edition thus. 4to. Original limp vellum covers, beveled, gilt lettering on spine. 324 pp. on Arnold and Foster's unbleached handmade paper. Illustrated title-page and illustrations by Laurence Housman, engraved on wood by Miss Clemence Housman. Presentation Copy, on front free fly" "To Marion Alexander in friendship from Laurence Housman, May, 1898." Binding somewhat soiled and pulled along a small portion inside cover, else near fine copy of a very scarce Housman title.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The World at Auction

      Hacon & Ricketts, London 1898 - Original gray and dark green pictorial printed boards with superb peacock design on both covers by Charles Rickets, gray paper covered spine with printed paper label. 210pp. Side and bottom edges untrimmed. Full-page illustrated title-page, rubricated and border designs throughout by Ricketts. A fine copy. Partially unopened. Very scarce and attractive Vale Press book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C 3 3

      London: Leonard Smithers,, 1898. Octavo. Original white linen-backed boards, yellow linen sides, gilt lettered spine, untrimmed. Housed in a custom brown solander box. A fine copy. First edition, limited to 800 copies printed on handmade paper. Wilde used the pseudonym "C.3.3." as this was his number in Reading Gaol, indicating that he occupied Cell 3 on the third landing of Gallery C. "The Ballad of Reading Gaol was selling as no poem had sold for years. One shop sold fifty copies on the morning of publication. Smithers had only risked printing 400 out of a projected 800 copies in January, but early in February he ordered 400 more, and the same month had to print another thousand" (Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde, pp. 525-26). From the library of William M. Fitzhugh, Jr, with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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