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        Grien on Rougemont Or the Story of a Modern Robinson Crusoe

      London: Edward Lloyd, 1898. Folio, illustrated throughout, original wrappers printed in red and green bound in, some wear and chipping, old newspaper clippings tipped in; a very good copy in modern red half morocco by Morrell, bookplate of Henry L. White. An Australian "Robinson Crusoe" An interesting satirical account of one of the great late century hoaxes, of a Swiss man who claimed to have lived among the Aborigines of northern Australia. Illustrated by the great cartoonist Phil May, who had honed his style while working on the Bulletin in Sydney.Louis de Rougemont (born Henri Louis Grin) first came to Australia as an aide to the governor of Western Australia William Robinson, but in 1877 'became master and owner of the pearling cutter Ada, which was posted missing in February 1877 some months before it was found wrecked near Cooktown, Queensland; Grin claimed to have sailed the 3000 miles (4828 km) from Fremantle and to have been the sole survivor of an attack by Aboriginals at Lacrosse Island' (ADB). After a quiet decade or so in Sydney, he suddenly fled to New Zealand and then England, where he published a fanciful serial based on his "thirty years" living with the Aborigines of northern Australia in the then popular Wide World Magazine.D.W. Carnegie, a writer for the rival Daily Chronicle, was one of the first to spot Rougemont's deception, and wrote a series of articles, collected here. Rougemont later toured as the self-styled "Greatest Liar on Earth"

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        [Chromolithograph broadside]: Breaking the Record

      Nottingham: R.W. Perkins "City" Printing Office. 1898. Large chromolithograph satiric broadside calendar issued as an advertisement for an English printing company. Measuring 17.75" x 21.5" (45 x 55cm.) Large illustration with publisher's information and two affixed calendar leaves on gold metal leaf paper (each denoting six months of the year). One small scrape in one margin, very near fine. An advertisement for a Nottingham printing company with a blatantly racist illustration of colorfully garbed black bicyclists bearing down on the finish line of a race, with chaos ensuing as they grab for the prizes that are perched upon a tattered and patched tablecloth on a wooden table: a trophy, a clock, a box of cigars, and some caged chickens, with resultant shoes, hats, nails, bricks, and various flotsam and jetsam flying, and as the crowd and judges look on aghast. Presumably this was intended for an American market, as it seems unlikely it would have resonated with an English provincial market of the times. Anecdotally we have been led to believe that the printer Perkins contemplated a move to America, and this image might have been intended as an ingratiating advertisement for his new potential customers. In what can be considered by various lights as either irony or karmic retribution, or both, his press and type were lost in the Atlantic crossing, thwarting his intentions, but we have been unable to confirm this comforting tale. OCLC locates no copies. Rare and possibly unique. .

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        LA MISSION LYONNAISE D'EXPLORATION COMMERCIALE EN CHINE 1895-1897

      A. Rey et Cie, Imprimeurs, 1898, Softcover, Book Condition: FairSize: 4to - over 9 pages are attached. Spine cover chipped and cracked length wise.. Pages aged. Bumping to text-block. Light soiling to edges of text-block. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Wraps detached and lightly soiled. Wraps bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Wraps tanned with small closed tears and chipping to edges. Fold out map laid in. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 132407.

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        Comptes-Rendues du XII Congres International de Medicine Moscou, 7 (19-14 (26) Aout 1897. Sous la redaction de secretaire general W. Roth. 7 in 8 Bdn.

      . Moscou chez A. Lang, Berlin chez O. Rothacker,m Londres chec Haas & Cie., Paris chec Carre & Naud, Vienne chez Braumüller, 1898-1900, 8°, 5726 pp., Abbildungen, Tasbellen, 8 Halbledereinbände d.Zt.; minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar.. First Edition - rarely complete offered with all section title leafs ! - - The 12th International Congress of Physicians (1897) held in Moscow was the triumph of the Russian medicine. It was then that the great German pathologist Rudolf Virchow exclaimed, "Learn from the Russians !". - - Content : - Partie generale (1900, VIII, 312. LXXIV pp.). - Section: - 1.: Anatomie, Anthropologie, Histologie (1899, II, 138 pp.). - 2.: Physiologie et Chimie physiologique (1898, II, 72 pp.). - 3.: Pathologie generale et Anatomie pathologique (1899, II, 305 pp.). - 4a.: Therapeutique generale (1800, II, 108 pp.). - 4b.: Pharmacologie; Balneologie et Climatologie (1899, II, 51 pp.). - 4c.: Pharmacognosie et Pharmacie (1898, II, 50 pp.). - 5.: Maladies internes (1899, III, 399 pp.). - 6.: Maladies de l'enfance (1898, III, 415 pp.). - 7.: Maladies nerveuses et mentales (1899, VIII, 762 pp.). - 8.: Dermatologie et Venereologie (1899, VI, 530 pp.). - 9.: Chirurgie (1899, IV, 719 pp.). - 9a.: Odontologie (1899, II, 180 pp.). - 10.: Medecine militaire (1899, II, 207 pp.). - 11.: Ophtalmologie (1898, VIII, 354 pp.). - 12a.: Maladies de l'Oreille (1898, II, 153 pp.). - 12b: Maladies du Larynx et du Nez (1898, II, 205). - 13.: Obstetrique et Gynecologie (1898, III, 381). - 14.: Hygiene medecine publique; statistique sanitaire; epidemiologie (1900, V, 466). - 14a.: Genie Sanitaire (1900, 34 pp.). - 15.: Medecine legale (1899, I, 50 pp.). - Table alphabetique des matieres. Tables des auteurs. Errata (LVII pp.). - The contributions are in French, English, German and few in Russian are by the most well know physicians of the time, like Baginsky, Binswanger, Cornil, Dührssen, Eisselsberg, Erb, Fujinami, Goldscheider, Grasset, Hirschberg, Jolly, Kaposi, Kocher, Krafft-Ebing, Lewachow, Marie, Metchnikov, Murphy, Politzer, Roux, Setchenov, Virchow.

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        Printed Document, signed by the Speaker of the House (Thomas B. Reed"); and the President pro tempore of the Senate ("William P. Frye"), being a "JOINT RESOLUTION Of inquiry concerning outrages on American citizens in China"

      Washington, D.C., 1898. One page, on parchment paper. Central horizontal fold; slightly soiled. In green morocco-backed folding cloth case. "With reports and rumors circulating about attacks on foreign missions, including Americans, in Northern China, a concerned U.S. Congress adopted the following joint resolution: Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President be, and he is hereby, requested to communicate to Congress ... all the information in his possession concerning certain alleged outrages committed upon the person of Bishop Earl Cranston and other American citizens in the city of Pekin, China, by subjects of the Emperor of China, and what steps, if any, have been taken by the State Department in the matter of demanding suitable redress and indemnity therefor." Bishop Cranston was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1896.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Berlin, 15. III. 1898].. 1 S. schmal-gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Mit einer Beilage (s. u.).. An den Schriftsteller Gino Rebajoli (1870-1944) in Berlin: "Es thut mir leid Ihnen in punkto [Name gelöscht] das Folgende schreiben zu müssen, aber wenn er auch sonst noch mein Freund sein mag, in Geldsachen hat er aufgehört es zu sein. - Er kam heute mich nach Ihrer Adresse zu fragen. Er sagte nun allerdings, er wolle Ihnen Geld zusenden, ich bin aber zu sehr Skeptiker, das zu glauben. Falls er Sie also um Geld bitten sollte - so thun Sie natürlich im Prinzip, was Sie für gut finden - ich aber halte es für meine Freundespflicht Ihnen gegenüber, Ihnen zu sagen, dass in punkto Geldsachen keiner noch so bindenden Zusicherung W.s zu trauen ist. Ich selbst habe darin wie Kayssler meine Erfahrungen [...]". - Mit Friedrich Kayssler war Morgenstern seit seiner Gymnasialzeit in Breslau befreundet. Beiliegend ein das Autograph betreffender Brief des Empfängers, Mailand 1935.

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        Falling Prices and The Remedy

      George Book Publishing Co., Boston, 1898, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, 231 pages. History certainly does repeat itself as the following statement appears upon the title page: "Equity and justice demand that the merchant, manufacturer, farmer, and wage-earner shall receive as much consideration at the hands of the law-makers as is accorded to those who deal in money." Clearly, the author would not be a fan of Goldman Sachs and their modern-day ilk. Chapter titles include the following: Thirty Years' Fall in Prices; Disastrous Effects of Falling Prices; Opinions Regarding the Cause of the Fall in Prices; Money, its use and abuse; Our Money a Banker's Money; A Monetary System Which Will Restore Prosperity; Bimetallism as a Cure; Immigration; Trusts and Department Stores as a Cause; Overproduction; Hard Times - The Effect of "Improved Machinery"; Confidence; Supply and Demand; Review and Summary of Overproduction; Review and Summary of Bimetallism; Conclusion. Tissue-protected black and white photographic frontisplate of author. Bright gilt lettering upon maroon backstrip and decorated front board. Prior owner's signature upon front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding sound. An above-average copy of this important and timely work.

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3

      London, 1898. First edition, ONE OF 30 COPIES on Japanese vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. Cinnamon-colored cloth, vellum spine. Covers show slight insect damage and minor soiling, spine a bit soiled, otherwise a very good copy in a quarter blue morocco slipcase with chemise and with the bookplate and signature of actress LENA ASHWELL on the front pastedown. One of 30 Copies of the Rare First First edition of Wilde's legendary poem, written while he was in jail, in its rarest state - being one of only 30 copies printed on Japanese vellum.This copy comes from the distinguished library of the actress LENA ASHWELL (1872-1957), who as a young actress toured in Wilde's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN in 1891, later becoming actor-manager of the Savoy Theatre. According to her biographer, Margaret Leask (LENA ASHWELL: ACTRESS, PATRIOT, PIONEER, Univ. of Hertfordshire Press, 2012), Ashwell was particularly troubled by the news of Wilde's arrest, and wrote later: "? the atmosphere of London was horrible and cruel. His plays were so very brilliant, and I had seen this when I was in LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, so I felt that he was a friend and in desperate trouble." Later, during WWI, she is known to have pioneered the organization of entertainments on a large scale for the British troops in France.An excellent association copy of an essential Wilde rarity.

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        Catalogue des Incunables de la Bibliothèque Mazarine [With]: Supplement

      Paris: H. Welter, 1898. First edition. 893 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in full vellum, spine gilt, red morocco spine labels, with original wrappers bound in, t.e.g. Fine.

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        The Waverley Novels

      London: John C. Nimmo,, 1898. 24 volumes, octavo (189 × 125 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. With black and white illustrations. Bookplate to front pastedowns, spines a little darkened, an excellent set. Large type Border edition.

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        Eigenh. Kurznachricht auf Visitkarte mit U.

      Zoppot bei Danzig (Ostsee), 1. VII. 1898. - 2 SS. Visitkartenformat. An den Musikwissenschaftler Richard Batka (1868-1922): "Sehr werter Herr Batka, nach guter Gewissenserforschung nenne ich Ihnen alle bewussten Sünden. Gewähren Sie Ablass? - Im Frühling war ich in Florenz lange, oft und gerne mit Baron Reinhold von Lichtenberg beisammen, dessen gute Grüße Ihnen vielleicht Freude machen. Empfehlen Sie mich sehr Herrn Professor Dr. Sauer und bleiben Sie geneigt Ihrem ergebenen: Rainer Maria Rilke". Der österreichische Kunsthistoriker Reinhold Frhr. von Lichtenberg (1865-1927), den Rilke 1898 während seiner ersten längeren Italienreise kennengelernt hatte, sollte später als völkisch-antisemischer Publizist hervortreten. - Schönes, frühes Stück mit dem vollen Namenszug, kurz nach der Annahme des Vornamens "Rainer" statt "René".

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        The Flora of Donegal or List of the Flowering Plants and Ferns with their localities and distribution

      Sealy, Bryers and Walker, 1898. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. hardback, 8vo, decorative green cloth lettered gilt, very mild rubbing to extremities, faint foxing to pre-lims, lower hinge starting but binding tight and solid, large folding col'd map to front with a small closed tear, generally a very good copy of this very uncommon sought-after title, signature of previous owner on short-title page, 391pp.

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        Comptes-Rendues du XII Congres International de Médicine Moscou, 7 (19-14 (26) Août 1897. Sous la rédaction de secrétaire général W. Roth. 7 in 8 Bdn.

      - Moscou chez A. Lang, Berlin chez O. Rothacker,m Londres chec Haas & Cie., Paris chec Carré & Naud, Vienne chez Braumüller, 1898-1900, 8°, 5726 pp., Abbildungen, Tasbellen, 8 Halbledereinbände d.Zt.; minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar. First Edition - rarely complete offered with all section title leafs ! - - The 12th International Congress of Physicians (1897) held in Moscow was the triumph of the Russian medicine. It was then that the great German pathologist Rudolf Virchow exclaimed, "Learn from the Russians !". - - Content : - Partie générale (1900, VIII, 312. LXXIV pp.). - Section: - 1.: Anatomie, Anthropologie, Histologie (1899, II, 138 pp.). - 2.: Physiologie et Chimie physiologique (1898, II, 72 pp.). - 3.: Pathologie générale et Anatomie pathologique (1899, II, 305 pp.). - 4a.: Thérapeutique générale (1800, II, 108 pp.). - 4b.: Pharmacologie; Balnéologie et Climatologie (1899, II, 51 pp.). - 4c.: Pharmacognosie et Pharmacie (1898, II, 50 pp.). - 5.: Maladies internes (1899, III, 399 pp.). - 6.: Maladies de l'enfance (1898, III, 415 pp.). - 7.: Maladies nerveuses et mentales (1899, VIII, 762 pp.). - 8.: Dermatologie et Vénéréologie (1899, VI, 530 pp.). - 9.: Chirurgie (1899, IV, 719 pp.). - 9a.: Odontologie (1899, II, 180 pp.). - 10.: Médecine militaire (1899, II, 207 pp.). - 11.: Ophtalmologie (1898, VIII, 354 pp.). - 12a.: Maladies de l'Oreille (1898, II, 153 pp.). - 12b: Maladies du Larynx et du Nez (1898, II, 205). - 13.: Obstétrique et Gynécologie (1898, III, 381). - 14.: Hygiène médecine publique; statistique sanitaire; épidémiologie (1900, V, 466). - 14a.: Génie Sanitaire (1900, 34 pp.). - 15.: Médecine légale (1899, I, 50 pp.). - Table alphabétique des matières. Tables des auteurs. Errata (LVII pp.). - The contributions are in French, English, German and few in Russian are by the most well know physicians of the time, like Baginsky, Binswanger, Cornil, Dührssen, Eisselsberg, Erb, Fujinami, Goldscheider, Grasset, Hirschberg, Jolly, Kaposi, Kocher, Krafft-Ebing, Lewachow, Marie, Metchnikov, Murphy, Politzer, Roux, Setchenov, Virchow. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Chromolithograph broadside]: Breaking the Record

      Nottingham: R.W. Perkins "City" Printing Office. 1898. Large chromolithograph satiric broadside calendar issued as an advertisement for an English printing company. Measuring 17.75" x 21.5" (45 x 55cm.) Large illustration with publisher's information and two affixed calendar leaves on gold metal leaf paper (each denoting six months of the year). One small scrape in one margin, very near fine. An advertisement for a Nottingham printing company with a blatantly racist illustration of colorfully garbed black bicyclists bearing down on the finish line of a race, with chaos ensuing as they grab for the prizes that are perched upon a tattered and patched tablecloth on a wooden table: a trophy, a clock, a box of cigars, and some caged chickens, with resultant shoes, hats, nails, bricks, and various flotsam and jetsam flying, and as the crowd and judges look on aghast. Presumably this was intended for an American market, as it seems unlikely it would have resonated with an English provincial market of the times. Anecdotally we have been led to believe that the printer Perkins contemplated a move to America, and this image might have been intended as an ingratiating advertisement for his new potential customers. In what can be considered by various lights as either irony or karmic retribution, or both, his press and type were lost in the Atlantic crossing, thwarting his intentions, but we have been unable to confirm this comforting tale. OCLC locates no copies. Rare and possibly unique. .

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports with words by Rudyard Kipling

      New York: R. H. Russell, 1898. First American edition. Illustrated with 12 colored lithographs after Nicholson's hand-colored woodblocks, one for each month. 1 vols. Thin 4to. Buff pictorial paper boards, linen cloth spine. Slight wear to spine and edges, else a fine copy; with bookplate of "H.e R. B.ook" on the front pastedown. First American edition. Illustrated with 12 colored lithographs after Nicholson's hand-colored woodblocks, one for each month. 1 vols. Thin 4to. This Niicholson gem which, along with his LONDON TYPES and TWELVE PORTRAITS, represents the summit of Nicholson's art in this medium. The twelve sports, one for each month, are: 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), each accompanied by a whimsical verse by Kipling.

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        The Treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on Goldsmithing and Sculpture

      London: Published by Edward Arnold [Printed by C. R. Ashbee at the Essex House Press], 1898. No. 89 of 600 copies. 11 plates and 7 illustrations to text. 1 vols. 4to. Full tan morocco, covers with gilt-ruled border, spine with raised bands, titled in one compartment, a.e.g., by Douglas Cockerell, with his stamp dated 1901 on rear turn-in. Small irregularity to leather on front cover, some spotting to covers, bookplate removed. No. 89 of 600 copies. 11 plates and 7 illustrations to text. 1 vols. 4to. A Douglas Cockerell binding from 1901, the year he published his seminal Bookbinding and the Care of Books.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Berlin, 15. III. 1898]. - 1 S. schmal-gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). An den Schriftsteller Gino Rebajoli (1870-1944) in Berlin: "Es thut mir leid Ihnen in punkto [Name gelöscht] das Folgende schreiben zu müssen, aber wenn er auch sonst noch mein Freund sein mag, in Geldsachen hat er aufgehört es zu sein. - Er kam heute mich nach Ihrer Adresse zu fragen. Er sagte nun allerdings, er wolle Ihnen Geld zusenden, ich bin aber zu sehr Skeptiker, das zu glauben. Falls er Sie also um Geld bitten sollte - so thun Sie natürlich im Prinzip, was Sie für gut finden - ich aber halte es für meine Freundespflicht Ihnen gegenüber, Ihnen zu sagen, dass in punkto Geldsachen keiner noch so bindenden Zusicherung W.s zu trauen ist. Ich selbst habe darin wie Kayssler meine Erfahrungen [.]". - Mit Friedrich Kayssler war Morgenstern seit seiner Gymnasialzeit in Breslau befreundet. Beiliegend ein das Autograph betreffender Brief des Empfängers, Mailand 1935.

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        Public Land and Mining Laws of Alaska, the Northwest Territory, and the Province of British Columbia

      Fruitvale, Alameda County, Calif.: G.Wyman 1898, 1st Edition. () 766pp. Good to very good. 12mo. Original calf leather with embossed outlines on front and back. Moroccan labels on spine with gilt title. Leather is scuffed, rubbed, with red staining on back covers. Bumping to all corners, chipping at head and tail of spine. Watermark staining to top and bottom edges of book throughout. Previous stamps on front endpapers. 1 double paged map. Textblock is tight. This book is a compilation of mining and public land laws for the Northwest Territory, British Columbia, and Alaska at the peak of the Klondike gold rush in early 1898. Stamps belong to "Victoria-Yukon Trading Company, Limited", which dissolved in August 1912. The map is a small-scale reproduction the Canadian Department of Interior's "Official Map of the Yukon River and Its Tributaries" (1897). A great Klondike artifact!.

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3

      London, 1898. First edition, ONE OF 30 COPIES on Japanese vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. Cinnamon-colored cloth, vellum spine. Covers show slight insect damage and minor soiling, spine a bit soiled, otherwise a very good copy in a quarter blue morocco slipcase with chemise and with the bookplate and signature of actress LENA ASHWELL on the front pastedown. First edition, ONE OF 30 COPIES on Japanese vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 30 Copies of the Rare First. First edition of Wilde's legendary poem, written while he was in jail, in its rarest state - being one of only 30 copies printed on Japanese vellum. This copy comes from the distinguished library of the actress LENA ASHWELL (1872-1957), who as a young actress toured in Wilde's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN in 1891, later becoming actor-manager of the Savoy Theatre. According to her biographer, Margaret Leask (LENA ASHWELL: ACTRESS, PATRIOT, PIONEER, Univ. of Hertfordshire Press, 2012), Ashwell was particularly troubled by the news of Wilde's arrest, and wrote later: "... the atmosphere of London was horrible and cruel. His plays were so very brilliant, and I had seen this when I was in LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, so I felt that he was a friend and in desperate trouble." Later, during WWI, she is known to have pioneered the organization of entertainments on a large scale for the British troops in France. An excellent association copy of an essential Wilde rarity.

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        The works of Lord Byron / edited by R.E. Prothero [and] E.H. Coleridge - Complete in 13 volumes

      London New York : J. Murray ; Scribner 1898-1904, 1898, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formMurray's promotional bookmark with a list of 1898 new titles loosely inserted. Very good copies all in the original, elaborately gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 13 v. : xv, 365 p., [4] leaves of plates (inc. front.) : ill., ports. ; 21 cm. Contents; Poetry; ed. by E. H. Coleridge. 7 v. -- Letters and journals; ed. by R. E. Prothero. 6 v.. A new rev. and enl. ed. with illustrations.

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3.

      - London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Slim 8vo, [4]. 31ff. Printed on hand-made paper on one side of the page only. Original quarter white buckram, mustard boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, a very good copy rarely found thus. Deco bookplate of Victor Riesenfeld. Quarter blue morocco slipcase. Limited to 800 copies, this controversial poem was written by Wilde under the pseudonym of the number he was given in prison. It includes some of WildeÕs most famous lines: Òeach man kills the thing he lovesÓ; Òsome love too little, some too long, some sell while others buyÓ; Òevery prison that men build is built with bricks of shameÓ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Importance of Being Ernest

      UK: Leonard Smithers. London, Leonard Smithers, 1898. Limited edition being one of 1000 copies. Very good condition with some fading and soiling to the spine and a little bumping. . Very Good. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1898.

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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 14. Auflage, Revidierte Jubiläums-Ausgabe, Luxus-Ausgabe, 16 + 1 Bände

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1898.. Vollständig neu bearbeitete Auflage im Gesamtumfang von 16.500 Seiten. mit mehr als 1.000 teils farbigen Tafeln, darunter 134 Chromolithographien, 322 Karten und Pläne sowie 3.000 Holzschnitt-Illustrationen. Es erschien noch ein Supplementband. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei dunkelroten Rückenschildern sowie prächtiger, überaus reicher Goldprägung, die sich über den gesamten Buchrücken erstreckt. Prachtvoll gestaltete Einbanddecken mit ganzflächiger Blindprägung, großen Lederecken und dem kunstvollen Schriftzug "Luxus-Ausgabe", seitliche Lederflächen und Ecken mit aufwendiger Stempelverzierung. Dunkler, mehrfarbiger Buchschnitt mit aufwendiger Marmorierung. Reich ornamentierte, vergoldete Vorsätze mit Engelsmotiven. Es handelt sich hier um die gesuchte Original-Luxusausgabe der 14. Brockhaus-Auflage, die einzige je erschienene Brockhaus-Ausgabe, die sich mit diesem Signet schmücken darf. Die Ausgabe kann als gestalterischer Höhepunkt der Lexikon-Ära der Jahrhundertwende angesehen werden und ist ein Zeugnis der Buchkunst dieser Zeit. Die Brockhaus-Luxusausgabe, nur in sehr geringer Auflage erschienen und vorwiegend bibliophiler Schmuck großbürgerlicher Haushalte, ist noch deutlich seltener als ihr in ähnlicher Gestaltung erschienenes Pendant des Bibliographischen Instituts (Meyer-Lexikon). Aufgrund der besonderen Empfindlichkeit dieser reich ornamentierten Ausgabe sind gut erhaltene Exemplare äußerst selten. Die 14. Auflage erschien erstmals zwischen 1892 und 1895. Erste und einzige Brockhaus-Auflage mit einer größeren Anzahl von Chromolithographien.. Buchrücken der Bände - wie zumeist - leicht aufgehellt (gleichmäßig), allenfalls gering berieben, im Gesamterscheinungsbild recht harmonisch; die empfindlichen Buchdeckel mit wenigen kleinen Randläsionen. Wenige Seiten etwas fleckig, weitestgehend aber sauber und fleckenfrei. Nachsatzblatt des 2. Bandes mit kleiner Beschädigung. In toto schönes, harmonisches Exemplar dieser bibliophilen Luxus-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Wissenschaftliche Resultate der von N M Przewalski nach Central-Asien unternommenen Reisen Zoologischer Teil Band III, Abth 1: Amphibien und Reptilien Lieferung (Part) I and II

      St. Petersburg: Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1898-1907. First edition.. Some uniform mild age-toning; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. 1-70; 71-278; 4 full page lithographic plates with 4 un-paginated plate explanations. Early one-half brown leather with three raised bands on the spine that are highlighted with gilt panel-line decorations, author-title label in black morocco lettered in gilt in the second compartment, over attractive marbled boards, (original pale green wrapper for Part I is bound in place), sm folio. This text is simultaneously presented in Russian and German in parallel columns. This volume presents the herpetological collections made by the Russian explorer Nikolai Przewalsky on his five expeditions to China made from 1867 to 1885. Przewalsky died in Karakol in 1888 as he was about to embark on a sixth expedition to China. Parts I and II, offered here, cover the amphibians and the first part of the Lacertilia (Gekkonidae and Agamidae). Two other parts were also issued in 1909 and 1912 but are not offered here. Very scarce. No ownership marks.

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        A Book of Giants : Drawn, Engraved and Written By William Strang

      The Unicorn Press, London 1898 - Publisher's light brown cloth, illustrated. Twelve stories for children illustrated with 12 woodcuts by Strang (complete). Tipped in to the front pastedown and end paper is an excellent two page autograph letter signed by Strang to his publisher, in which he asks that a copy of a book be sent to a Mr. Paul, asks about sales of his books, says he has painted nine portraits and has four more to do (of his uncle's firm), is planning on visiting London when he is through and hopes to have an exhibit in Glasgow in the summer. 56 pages, plus colophon and five pages of book advertisements at end. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Women and Economics, A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution.

      Small, Maynard & Company, Boston. - 1898, first edition, 340 pages, A near very good copy in the original faded and rather blotchy red cloth covers, spine clean and not faded with the original white paper title label. Page edges uncut and some pages unopened. A scarce book. Please contact me for better postal rates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A gorgeous piece of brass from the U S S Maine, whose explosion in Cuba helped trigger the Spanish American War

      A thick brass plate, 2.75" x 2.75" screwed to a 4.5" x 4.5" wooden plaque bearing the identification: "U.S.S. MAINE DESTROYED FEBR. 15 1898." A brass stand has been affixed to the reverse. A few minor surface dings, else very good condition overall. The U.S.S. Maine, which had been ordered to Cuba to protect American interests during the anti-Spanish insurrection, exploded on the night of February 15, 1898. Americans immediately suspected Spanish sabotage, and the explosion became a rallying cry for those advocating war against Spain: "Remember the Maine; to Hell with Spain." Although two American investigations concluded that the ship was struck by a submarine mine, later inquiries, beginning with a 1974 study commissioned by Admiral Hyman Rickover, concluded that the explosion had been triggered when coal stores spontaneously combusted which was located next to the forward powder magazine. (Ironically, Rickover's conclusions closely matched those of an inquiry initiated by Spanish authorities in Cuba soon after the incident).

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        Königliche Museen zu Berlin. Katalog der Orientalischen Münzen. Erster Band. Die Münzen der östlichen Chalifen.

      Berlin, Spemann, 1898.. Originale Interimsbroschur, 30 x 20 cm, XVIII, 423 Seiten mit unzähligen, faksimilierten Angaben und 7 Tafeln mit etwa 150 schwarzweißen Abbildungen von Münzen. Umschlag mit Läsuren und einer geklebten Stelle, Buchblock unbeschnitten, Lagen teils unaufgeschnitten, sehr guter und sauberer Zustand! Extrem selten!.

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        Die Mission der Brüdergemeinde in Missionsstunden. Drittes Heft: Deutsch-Ostafrika. Nyassa-Gebiet.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Friedrich Jansa, 1898.. Gebunden in Halbleinwand der Zeit mit aufkaschiertem Original-Umschlag, 8°, 117 Seiten. Einband etwas angestaubt, innen sauberes Explar..

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        Die Gross-Industrie Österreichs. Festgabe zum glorreichen Fünfzigjährigen Regierungs-Jubiläum seiner Majestät des Kaisers Franz Josef I. Dargebracht von den Industriellen Österreichs. Band III.

      Wien, Leopold Weiss, 1898.. Folio 2° 393 S. Priv. HLwd. der Zeit.. Inhalt: Die Entwickllung der österreichischen Maschinen-Industrie. Die böhmische Maschinen-Industrie. Mit ausführlichen Berichten über folgende Firmen: Locomotivfabrik G. Sigl [Wiener Neustadt], Hilpert, H. A. Luz, Clayton & Shuttleworth, Cermak-Teplitz, Ernst Dania, Ferd. Dolainski, Esser & Scheider - Reichenberg, M. Fischer-Eger, E. C. Flader-Sorgenthal, Antib Freissler, Erste Galizische Waggon u. Maschinenbau Actiengesellschaft vorm. Lipinski, Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik, Gülcher & Schwabe-Bielitz, Nicolaus Heidt, Hohlbaum & Comp-Jägersdorf, G. Josephy's Erben, Locomotivfabrik Krauss & Co., Eisengießerei Kudliczd-Prag, Langen & Wolf, Adolf Mänhardt vorm. Hähnel-Bielitz, Waggonbau Schmid, Novelly & ZUelle, Jos. Prokop's Witwe, F. Ringhoffer, J. I. Rüsch-Dornbirn, Singer & Co., Industrielle Anlagen der privilegirten österr.-ungarischen Staats Eisenbahn Gesellschaft, Stabilimento tecnico Triestino, William Stone-Prag, G. Topham, Umrath & Comp., J. Vindys-Prag, J. Weipert & Söhne, Johann Weitzer, Werner & Pfleiderer, Wiener Locomotive-Fabriks-Actien-Gesellschaft. Die Waffen-Industrie in Österreich. Die Wagenfabrication. Elektrische Geleichstrom-Anlagen. Telegraphie und Telephonie. Das Wiener Clavier [Klavier]. Die Waagen und Gewichte-Fabrikation. Die Holzindustrie. Die Eichenfassholz-Production. Die Parquetten-Industrie. Die Bugholzmöbel-Industrie. Die Möbel und Kunstindustrie. Die Meerschaum- u. Bernsteinindustrie. Die Leder Industrie. Galanterie-Fabrication. Die Kautschuk-Industrie. Mit zahlreichen Holzstichen der einzelnen Industriesparten, sowohl der Industriekomplexe, auch Innenansichten, als auch der Fertigungsschritten. Insgesamt erschienen sechs Bände. - Schönes, fleckenfreies Exemplar und fester Bindung. - Sehr selten.

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        Ustica.

      Prag, Heinrich Mercy, 1898. - Folio. XII, 132 SS. Mit 58 Tafeln und 2 farbigen Karten. Originaler Halbleinenband.

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        Die Ansiedelung deutscher Landwirte in Deutsch Ost-Afrika besonders dem Uhehe-Hochlande.

      Giessen, v. Münchow, 1898.. Illustrierte Original-Broschur, 8°, 53 Seiten. Leicht nachgedunkeltes, schönes, sauberes Exemplar..

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        Deux Mois a Ceylan

      1898. BRUYAS, Emile. Deux Mois a Ceylan. Colombo - Kandy Nurrelya, Badulla, Ratnapoura, Le Musee de Colombo, l'Ile Ramescheram - Anuradhupoura, Chronique et Statistique. [4], 148, [2] pp. Full-page map of Ceylon, 150 photographs, mostly in text some full-page. 4to., in a contemporary presentation binding, deluxe brown morocco, five raised bands, spine compartments gilt, cover gilt ruled with title printed in gilt, gilt dentelles, a.e.g. with beautiful pattern paper endpapers highlighted in gold. Lyon: Alexandre Rey, 1898. |~||~||~||~| Limited Edition, no. 116 of 250 copies. A presentation copy in a deluxe presentation binding of this travelogue of the isle of Ceylon including photographs of the people, ruins, artifacts and more. The tour, from January to February of 1897, visits the metropolitan centers of Candy and Colombo and their museums and cultural sights, Buddhist temples, and finally Anuradhapura, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, and one of the world's largest and most important archaeological sights. A fine copy.

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        Maschinenfabrik Rockstroh und Schneider Nachfolger

      1898. POLYCHROME BINDING. Maschinenfabrik Rockstroh und Schneider Nachfolger. 42 pp. Illustrated with 14 pp of printing samples of which 5 are double-page. Folio, 370 x 270 mm, bound in the publisher's maroon polychrome binding with a German/Art Nouveau motif. Zwickau: Forster und Borries, 1898.|~||~||~||~| |~||~||~||~||~||~| A promotional work for the Dresden based manufacturing company Rockstroh & Schneider who specialized in printing presses and the related tools. Illustrated and described in much detail are the available printing presses followed by remarkable print specimens highlighting the advance capabilities of the presses. The chromolithographic specimens feature an array of both Victorian and Art Nouveau design sensibilities many with gilt highlights. Perhaps most remarkable is the striking polychrome binding illustrating a stylized muscular male nude operating a printing press bordered by a ferocious looking griffon and the German Imperial Eagle. A fine copy.

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        Magdolna és egyéb elbeszélések. [Magdolna and Other Short Stories.]

      Ranschburg Gusztáv (Magyar N?k Lapja), Budapest 1898 - First edition of Molnár's debut book. In original paper, printed in red and black. 155, (5) p. First book by Ferenc Molnár (1878-1952) the Hungarian born American dramatist and novelist. Molnár's plays were widely translated, and adapted to stage and screen. The most notables were "The Guardsman" directed by Sidney Franklin in 1931, and featuring Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Roland Young, and ZaSu Pitts; "The Devil" by Micheal Curtiz (1918) and James young in 1921, starring George Arliss. Partly untrimmed. Cover chipped, worn. Otherwise in good condition. In original paper, printed in red and black [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Lanthorn Book, being a small collection of Tales and Verses read at the Sign of The Lanthorn -

      New York: 126 William Street, [1898] - The only "signed and limited edition" of a book by Stephen Crane, the Lanthorn Book was issued for members of the Lanthorn Club on William Street in New York. It contains the story "The Wise Men" which was collected in "The Open Boat" in the same year. No priority has been established (according to Blanck) because it is not known in what month the Lanthorn book was published. According to Starrett it was the intention of the Club to have each contributor sign his piece and he writes: "but it is asserted that only between ten and fifteen copies" were signed by Crane. This theory has lately been disproven in that a much larger number of copies examined contain Crane's signature First edition, no. 9 of 125 copies. Small folio. Illustrated. Title page printed in red and black. Printed on rectos only on folded sheets, unpaginated. Original quarter reverse calf and green cloth, pictorial label on upper board. Spine worn, with minor loss at head. Internally very fresh. In a cloth clamshell box. An attractive copy of a rare book. BAL II p. 337; Starrett 12 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Golfer's Alphabet

      Harper & Brothers, 1898, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket, First, Illustrated By: A. B FrostPersonal copy of illustrator A. B. Frost. Signed on front free-endpaper: "A. B. Frost." Brightly-colored pictorial boards. Unpaginated, 112pp. Edgewear to extremities, whitening of edges and significant corner wear. One small edgecrease to page defining "K"." Binding is tight and remaining pages are unmarked. Frost's b/w illustrations of Sutphen's humorous golf definitions. Originally housed in customized badly-worn cardboard clamshell. Replaced by new custom-made dark green clamshell, marbled covers, leather spine. Original gilt spine title with gilt notation reading, "A. B. Frost copy" included with order. International shipping available, please contact for more information. ; 112 pages; Signed by Illustrator

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        Der Moderne Stil - Eine Sammlung naturalistischer Motive mit Rücksicht auf die Praktische Verwendung im Kunstgewerbe

      Verlag von Bernh. Friedr. Voigt Leipzig 1898 - komplett mit 21 Blatt in Farbendruck, nebst einer Einführung in das Wesen der modernen Kunstrichtung, Jugendstilillustrationen, 39 x 54 cm Mappe in gebrauchter Erhaltung (Papier gewellt), Tafeln in guter Erhaltung zum Teil etwas fleckig, mit kleinen Randeinrissen, wenige kleine Randfehlstellen, 1 Teil vom Bindeband fehlt de 22 S. 3200 g

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        Niagara River

      International Railway Publishing Company, Montreal 1898 - Engarved by James L. Wiseman, Size : 955x205 (mm), 37.625x8.125 (Inches), Hand Colored Excellent, laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation.

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        Segunda relacion. Escrivese lo succedido en el Puerto de Cabite: provincia de la Panpanga, y otras partes de la Bayá de Manila con el Herege Olandes en Junio, y Julio deste presente año de 1647.(Colophon: Manila, printing office of the Compañia de Jesus, 1647). Folio. With a large woodcut decorated initial. Modern brown half morocco, marbled sides.

      Duro, Armada Espanola (1898), p. 502 ; Maggs, Bibl. Americana et Philippina, vol. 5 (1926), 4271; Medina, Manila 66. Only copy located of the first edition of an interesting publication from the Jesuit press in Manila, a supplement to the author's only slightly less rare Relacion de varios sucesos de mar y tierra en las ilas Filipinas ..., published at Manila earlier in the same year. This supplement describes the conflicts between the Dutch and Spanish in June and July 1647 in several areas around Manila Bay: near the Spanish port of Kawit (in the province of Cavite), at the fortified monastery in the province of Pampanga (which the Dutch conquered) and elsewhere. ''All these events are related with much spirit" (Maggs). The author was a padre (friar) of the Orden de la Merced (Order of the blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy) and apparently Capellan Mayor of the Capilla de la Encarnacion in Manila.Formerly folded horizontally and vertically, browned, and with a few tears and restaurations, but still generally good. Only copy located of a 1647 Manila imprint also interesting for its textual content.

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        Zivopisnaja Rossia. Tom VI. Otecevstvo nase v evo zemelnom, istoriceskom, plemennom ekonomiceskom i bytovom zacenii. Moskwa i moskowskaja promyslennaja oblast, cast pervaja – Moskva. S 217 risunkami. VI/2 – Moskovskaja promyslennaja oblast. S 178 risunkami

      OLwd., 2 Bände, 296 und 324 Seiten, mit zahlreichen schönen Abb. 2°, Rücken beschädigt, Ecken abgerieben, Decken sind fleckig und angestaubt, Tom VI/2 hat Kante an d. Vorderdeckel unten ohne klein Stück. Titel VI/1 hat Widmung, VI/2 ist anfangs und zum Ende in dem obenem und unterem Gelenk und auch an d. Rand oben und unten angeschmutzt von d. Farbe d. Decken (rot). Innen zuweilen Braunflecken, sonst innen guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: ru [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Original edition of the 6 numbers for the first half 1898.Reliure 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. L'Ermitage Paris Janvier-Juin 1898relié

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        Ames d'automne

      Edition running on paper, it was shot in Japan 20 major papers. Binding to bradel half brown calico, smooth back with a gold floral motif, date and double fillet golden tail, part of title grief olive dishes marbled paper covers preserved, 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. Fasquelle Paris 1898 10,5x16,5cm relié

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