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        Works] Author's Limited Edition.

      Boston, Dana Estes & Company, successors to Estes & Lauriat, [c.1898] - 24 volumes, octavo (219 × 145 mm). Contemporary dark blue half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, gilt titles in two, others with gilt naval motifs, blue cloth sides, blue decorative endpapers, top edges gilt. Very light sunning to spines, a few corners just rubbed, still a fine set. Frontispieces, title-pages and 122 plates on japon, tissue guards; titles in red and black. Author's Limited Edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies, of which this is number 165. The volumes have individual undated titles, and introductions by W. L. Courtney variously dated 1896 to 1898.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Eigenh. Briefkarte mit U.

      "Haus der Abgeordneten", 30. April 1898.. 1 SS. Qu.-12mo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ihr Manuskript ist schon lange in der Hamburger Druckerei, aber ich weiß nichts über den Stand des Druckes. Ich habe daher Ihre Anfrage sofort weitergegeben u. die Hamburger Direktion aufgefordert, Ihnen direkt Nachricht zu geben. Heute will ich nur wiederholen, daß ich Ihnen sehr dankbar bin für Ihren werthen Beitrag [...]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Letter signed ("G. Segantini").

      Maloja, 10. VI. 1898. - Oblong large 8vo. 1 p. To the Austrian Secession, confirms his consent for taking a picture of his "L'Angelo della Vita" that was shown in an exhibition. - Punched holes at upper edge, and strong damage to edges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Parrot [Original Painting]

      [no date]. () Near fine. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 50 X 39.5 CM (19.5 X 15.5) in 70 X 58 CM (27.5 X 23") decorative white and light brown frame. A clean and sharp image. The frame has some cracking and wear. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom left corner. A beautiful image of a white parrot with beautiful visual texture on the feathers. An animal painting similar to those used in Gilroy's famous Guinness beer advertisements. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 – 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        COLLECTION GEORG HIRTH. 2 Abteilungen in 2 Bänden und Tafel-Kassette. Einleitung von Herbert Hirth. Sammlungs- u. Versteigerungskataloge.

      - München u. Leipzig 1898. 30 : 23,5 cm. Schöne moderne rostfarbene HMaroquinbände und HMaroquin-Kassette mit RVergoldung u. Marmorpapier-Ueberzug (G.Moriell). Abt. 1: Deutsch-Tanagra. Porzellan-Figuren des 18. Jahrhunderts. Gesammelt von G.Hirth. 8 Bl., LXXXIV,(IV),160 S. mit 80 teils ganzs. Textabb. u. 186 Tafeln u. Lichtdruck u. Autotypie. Mit Beschreibung von über 800 Objekten. Im Anhang: Fremde Porzellane und Fayencen. - Abt. 2: Kunstgewerbe - Oelgemälde - Graphische Künste etc. 4 Bl., 158 S. mit 90 Textabb. u. 71 Tafeln. Mit Beschreibung von 1286 Objekten. - Beide Bände mit zahlr. Vignetten, Leisten, Schlussstücken etc. - Wenige Tafeln in der Kassette an den Rändern gering bestossen, 1 kl. Museumsstempel, sonst schönes Exemplar in hervorragenden Einbänden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Prinz Liliput. Ein lustiges Ziehbilderbuch. Text von Ferdinand Feldigl.

      Eßlingen, München (Schreiber), (1898).. 37 x 26,5 cm. 14 Bl. mit 7 (6 beweglichen) chromolithographischen Tafeln und zahlr. Textabb. farb. ill. OHLn. Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, etwas fleckig und berieben. Ziehmechanismen voll funktionsfähig. Bei Tafel 1 ist Liliputs Arme geklebt, bei Tafel 3 fehlt der Ast in Liliputs Hand bei Tafel 4 ein Arm und Erdbeerstängel geklebt, nur eine Erdbeere vorhanden, Fußsteg teils mit geklebten Einrissen.. EA. Bilderwelt 2051: "Dieses Ziehbilderbuch zählt zu den schönsten Beispielen seiner Gattung. Auf den sechs beweglichen Tafeln breitet sich eine Tier-und Pflanzenwelt aus, in deren Mittelpunkt der daumengroße Prinz Liliput und seine abenteuerlichen Erlebnisse stehen." Krahe 114, Ries 108. Wegehaupt IV, 1439.

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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        Kent County Cricket Club 1898 [blue Book]

      Canterbury: for the Club, by Cross & Jackman 1898 - The famous "Blue Book" was published annually from 1878 to 1946 with breaks in publication during the two world wars (1916-18, 1940-44). Each issue contains a review of the season prior to the year of publication. Before 1919, the year given in the title is the year of publication, thereafter the year in the title is the season reviewed. 16mo. 131pp. Dark blue cloth, decorative gilt tooling. Ex. libris Anthony Woodhouse, with his bookplate tipped in on the end-paper. A really fine copy. [Padwick, 2143]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Book of the Royal Blue : Volume II - Volume XI [run of ten volumes]

      Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1898-1908, Baltimore - First editions, 1898-1908. Ten annual volumes, each containing 12 monthly issues. Maps (some folding) and numerous illustrations throughout. Printed in black, blue, and gold. Publisher's cobalt blue cloth, gilt, original wrappers bound in. Spines dimmed, lightly worn and soiled. Internally very clean. A very good set. A significant run of early issues of the monthly magazine of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, with a wealth of stories, articles, maps, and photographic views. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Die Verletzungen der Wirbelsäule und des Rückenmarks.

      . Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.40 . - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1898, 8°, XXXII, 564 pp., 232 Abbildungen, orig. broschiertes unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar; feines Exemplar.. First Edition of "the first successful account of the management of spinal injuries was by Wilhelm Wagner (1848-1900) a general surgeon working alone in a small workers compensation hospital, Königshütte Hospital in Upper Silesia, where he spent his whole career. He developed the practical treatment of spinal injuries and demonstrated how patients could and should be treated. - He wrote a book with his former pupil, Paul Stolper (1865-1906), on injuries of the spine and spinal cord. This dealt with every aspect of the subject. He started with anatomy of the spinal column, pathology of injury, the mechanism of injury, the symptomatology, and practical treatment including the indications for surgery. He understood the necessity of relieving pressure in preventing pressure sores and was concerned to prevent subsequent deformity. He identified six major problems: sepsis from pressure sores; treatment of cervical fractures; post-traumatic syringomyelia; infection of the chest; stones in the kidneys leading to sepsis of the renal tract; and the necessity of immobilising patients in bed until the fracture healed. - The textbook is remarkable in its breadth of vision and its emphasis upon such commonplace but vital aspects of treatment as how the patient should be transported and nursed. Particular attention was paid to the pressure points and positioning of the patient. Water beds were used. He emphasised the need to prevent soiling of the mattress in incontinent patients. For doubly incontinent patients special beds were designed, such as those used for cholera patients, with a bucket underneath that could be removed. Once the fracture had healed the patient was mobilised and put into a bath. - The object of treatment of the spine was to establish bony union. Wagner was opposed to operative treatment on the spine and recommended that radiographs should be used to estimate the position of the fracture. He recommended palpation of the kyphus to reduce a dislocation. He described in detail how a dislocated cervical spine could be reduced. He devoted pages to the description of how the bladder should be managed. - Wagner treated patients with spinal injuries and was able to mobilise them. He gave opinions in court about their life expectancy so they were probably returning home. It is remarkable that he carried out all this work alone in a municipal hospital without an academic position." - J.R. Silver, History of the treatment of spinal injuries. Postgraduate Medical Journal 81 (2005): pp.108-114

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        The Yachting Monthly Magazine Vol II 1898

      The Yachtsman. Hardcover. General wear to boards ie fraying to the spine and leatherette corners, corners and spine ends bumped, content clean with foxing to front end pages and fore edges, solidly bound, no DJ, previous owners inscription to ffep. . Very Good. 1898. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        La Lithographie Originale en Couleurs.

      Publication de l'Estampe et l'Affiche. 1898 - A very good copy in the original wrappers which are slightly darkened, offsetting to endpapers from the wrapper. The upper cover and frontis are original lithographs by Bonnard. Edition of 1,000 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Petroleum Motor-Cars

      London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company 1898 - FIRST EDITION, 8vo 218 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements. Brown endpapers, illustrated with 92 line drawings. Good and sound green cloth hardback. Some rubbing to extremities, some soiling to front board., well used, gilt lettering to spine slightly faded but fully readable, corners rubbed. Page edges darkened. Veteran cars in all their memorable glory! A little treasure for anyone who is keen on the history and development of cars and motor-bikes, covering the design specifications and mechanics that formed the beginnings of a revolution in transport that has lead to today's modern A fascinating insight into early motoring. Wonderful drawings and detailed diagrams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Horsham Rare Books]
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        "D'Albert (a vignette)"

      [London?]: [Smithers?], Ca. 1898. Image 3-3/4 x 2-3/4 inches; matted and framed to 8-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches overall. Photogravure printed on chine collé, initialed "AB" in the plate. This image appears as plate II in Six Drawings illustrating Théophile Gautier's Romance Mademoiselle de Maupin (London, Leonard Smithers, 1898). This is a copy from another printing, presumably made by Smithers; the limitation is not known. Fine condition. Lasner 121A . Evidently unrecorded. Lasner, in his Beardsley Checklist, mentions copies on plain paper, vellum, Japanese vellum, and white satin, but not chine collé, which this definitely is

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Complete Works of Lord Macaulay [20 volumes]

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, New York 1898 - One of 1,000 numbered sets of the "Whitehall Edition". 20 volumes complete (10 vols. of essays, 10 vols. of history). Bound in publishers's polished brown calf over dark green cloth boards, gilt coat of arms on front covers, spines with gilt titling and gilt-ruled compartments (slight wear along edges of covers, some corners slightly bumped, minor rubbing to spines on two volumes). Macaulay (1800-1859), English author, essayist, historian and statesman. Macaulay's essays are a model of English prose, and offer incisive commentary upon diverse themes. PROVENANCE: Each volume has engraved armorial bookplate of Edward Bell; some volumes have bookplate of his son Edward Bell, Jr.; each volume has faint ink inscription noting that the set was a gift from 'Grandma Bell' . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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        William McKinley Signed 1898 Military Appointment

      GPO, 1898. 1st Edition. Other Other. Very Good. (Autographed Documents & Letters) MCKINLEY, William. Signed Military Commission. April 26, 1898 appointment to First Lieutenant of Infantry for West Point graduate Edwin Bell. Counter-signed by Secretary of War Russell A. Alger., who served as a Captain of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War. A nice document overall with docketing notes and seal intact. Very Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        JAHRBUCH FUR JUDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1898-1922. Vols. 1 - 24

      M. Voppelauer, Berlin, 1898 - 1924 - 24 vol. No.: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 22, 23, 24; years: 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921-1922; vols. 1-22 are in hard cover; vols. 23-24 are in soft cover; pages are yellowing; vol. 10: cover is stained and faded; vol. 14: cover is slightly worn; vol. 16: two glued leafs and a stamp mark; vol. 21: stamp mark on title page; vol 23: cover is slightly torn; else in good condition. Size: 20 cm Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Falling Prices and The Remedy

      Boston: George Book Publishing Co.. Hardcover. 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. . Good. 1898. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch nebst Einführungsgesetz (6 Bände von 7) - Bd. I: Einleitung und Allgemeiner Theil/ Bd. II: Recht der Schuldverhältnisse/ Bd. III: Sachenrecht/ Bd. IV: Familienrecht/ Bd. V: Erbrecht/ Bd. VI: Einführungsgesetz.

      J. Guttentag Verlagsbuchhandlung; 1898 - 1904.. 1. und 2. Auflage; gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt leicht angebräunt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 6 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON

      London: Macmillan, 1898. Edition de Luxe limited to 1050 copies. But for a mild darkening stain to upper rear cover to Vol I, quite fine - a remarkably handsome set. Edition de Luxe limited to 1050 copies. Twelve volumes. Illustrated with etchings, photogravures, and facsimiles. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in full tan calf with marbled flyleaves , a.e.g., the the spines with black title labels gilt, the panels densely gilt with central black oval onlays with floral figures, the covers with triple-ruled borders, central gilt initials and black onlaid oval corner pieces with gilt floral figures and gilt frames, dentelles, the doblures of royal blue coated paper. Volume I contains a tipped in four-page ALS dated Nov. 19, 1891 by Lady Emily Tennyson (1813-1896), Lord Tennyson's wife, on stationary blind-stamped "Aldworth, Blackdown, Haslemere" (Tennyson's summer house). The letter is addressed simply "My Dear Sir", presumable to Tennyson's editor, Macmillan, in which she requires the omission of certain poems and other emendations.

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        The Wooings of Jezebel Pettyfer

      London: Grant Richards,, 1898. Being the personal history of Jehu Sennacherib Dyle, commonly called Masheen Dyle; together with an account of certain things that chanced in the House of the Sorcerer; here set down. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board in black. Binding lightly rubbed and browned, a little wear to corners and ends of spine with cracking of the cloth at the head of the spine, which is tanned, hinges cracked. A very good copy. First edition, in the first issue binding, of the classic picaresque novel with a West Indian setting of Barbados and Jamaica. Vincent Starrett devotes a chapter to Haldane Macfall in his Buried Caesars (1923), in which he says: "Mr. Macfall will write other novels before he dies, but he need not unless he wishes. His fame is assured by those already written: 'The Wooings of Jezebel Pettyfer' and 'The Masterfolk'. Few better novels have been written in the language… Jezebel Pettyfer is a Barbadian negress, utterly reckless, unmoral and delightful. Even more adjectival are Jehu Sennacherib Dyle, her first recorded lover, and his amazing companions. Around this yellow pair, and its satellites, centers the long and rambling narrative of West Indian life… Old George Meredith enigmatically told the author that the book was the finest novel of his generation, but that it out never to have been written… a fire in the publisher's plant destroyed what remained of the edition". Tipped in are two autograph letters signed of 1927 and 1928, about six closely written pages, from the author to Scott Cunningham about Jezebel and drawings of her. With Cunningham's bookplate.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War, the first edition with interesting provenance

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. Very good plus. This is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Offered here is a superior, collector worthy first edition, first state copy with interesting provenance. The sole previous owner name is "M. G. Cassels" in pencil on the half-title and what appear to corresponding corrections to pp. 187-89 and p. 207. On page 207, the third name in a list of "Wounded severely" British officers is "O. R. Cassells, 35th Sikhs." The "O." is crossed out and replaced with a "G" for the first initial and one of the "l"s struck to match the "G. Cassels" on the half-title. The corrections are in pencil and the "G" appears to be in the same hand as the "G." on the half-title. Lieutenant Cassells (or Cassels) was wounded while fighting alongside Churchill; his gallantry and good fortune are described in some detail on pp. 187-189. In each of the four instances of "Cassells" appearing in these pages, a single "l" is neatly crossed out in pencil. It seems quite plausible that the signature on the half-title page and corrections to the wounded officer's name were made by the officer himself. 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, notable not only for provenance, but for very good plus condition. The green cloth binding remains square with only light wear to extremities. We find a tiny ink mark below the author's name, but the spine gilt remains bright and we note only trivial overall soiling. The contents remain bright with modest intermittent spotting. First state is confirmed both by the lack of an errata slip and by a rear catalogue dated "12/97". The original black endpapers are intact, as are the frontispiece, tissue guard, and all maps, including the two folding maps at pages 1 and 146. The binding remains firmly attached, though we note some tenderness at the half-title verso, where there is a cosmetic split at the gutter, the paper separated but the mull and binding cords beneath still intact. We find a miniscule, unobtrusive bookseller sticker affixed to the lower front pastedown. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.a, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Lettres de deces

      [letters date from 1898-1937]., Brussels - Folio Printer’s sample book with 43 tipped-in examples of funereal and memorial letters dated between 1898 and 1937. Rare collection of interesting examples of letters of condolence and sympathy to send to the bereaved. When the family of a deceased wanted to step up above placing the same old notice in the obituary pages of the local newspaper, they sent out formal printed letters of their loss. And here we have a slew of samples. Letters are directed to family friends, acquaintances, the nobility and landed gentry, etc., printed by specific name to whom they are sent. The text mentions the deceased (obviously), with the usual added supplements (loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, etc.) After this information is imparted, one can create their unique letter, including, for example, when and where the burial took (or will take) place, additional funeral information, when mass will be celebrated, and related facts that might be important. Of particular interest are the different ways of starting your letter (still is the most difficult part today). As an example, you might wish to start: "We have the honor to inform you of the painful loss of." or your "It pains us to have to share the cruel loss of." Many are quite touching. Also included are printed responses to sympathy letters.Van der aa (1899-1949?) was the printer and lithographer to the Court of Brussels. This collection was gathered to be used as examples for customers.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Neues illustriertes Conditorei-Buch. Ein praktisches Hand- und Nachschlagebuch für Conditoren, Fein-, Marcipan- und Paftetenbäcker, Zubereiter von Gefronenem, Lebküchner, Chocolade- und Liqueurfabrikanten, Koche, Gasthofbesitzer, sowie auch für jede Hausfrau.

      . Ausgabe A. 6. Aufl. mit einem Nachtrag von neu eingeführten Recepten. München 1898. Med 70 farveplancher. XIX + 202 s. Samt. hlvldr. With 70 colourplates. Contemporary, a little worn halfleather..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War, the first edition with interesting provenance

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. Very good plus. This is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Offered here is a superior, collector worthy first edition, first state copy with interesting provenance. The sole previous owner name is "M. G. Cassels" in pencil on the half-title and what appear to corresponding corrections to pp. 187-89 and p. 207. On page 207, the third name in a list of "Wounded severely" British officers is "O. R. Cassells, 35th Sikhs." The "O." is crossed out and replaced with a "G" for the first initial and one of the "l"s struck to match the "G. Cassels" on the half-title. The corrections are in pencil and the "G" appears to be in the same hand as the "G." on the half-title. Lieutenant Cassells (or Cassels) was wounded while fighting alongside Churchill; his gallantry and good fortune are described in some detail on pp. 187-189. In each of the four instances of "Cassells" appearing in these pages, a single "l" is neatly crossed out in pencil. It seems quite plausible that the signature on the half-title page and corrections to the wounded officer's name were made by the officer himself. 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, notable not only for provenance, but for very good plus condition. The green cloth binding remains square with only light wear to extremities. We find a tiny ink mark below the author's name, but the spine gilt remains bright and we note only trivial overall soiling. The contents remain bright with modest intermittent spotting. First state is confirmed both by the lack of an errata slip and by a rear catalogue dated "12/97". The original black endpapers are intact, as are the frontispiece, tissue guard, and all maps, including the two folding maps at pages 1 and 146. The binding remains firmly attached, though we note some tenderness at the half-title verso, where there is a cosmetic split at the gutter, the paper separated but the mull and binding cords beneath still intact. We find a miniscule, unobtrusive bookseller sticker affixed to the lower front pastedown. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.a, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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        Sartor Resartus

      1898. first edition. Strange Fantastical Figures, Drawing Strongly on the Genre of the Grotesque[SULLIVAN, Edmund J., illustrator]. CARLYLE, Thomas. Sartor Resartus. The Life & Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh… London: George Bell and Sons, 1898. First Edmund J. Sullivan illustrated edition. Limited to One Hundred and Fifty copies (this being No. 34) on Japanese vellum, with an additional illustration (facing page 258). Octavo (7 15/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 201 x 134 mm.). xxiv, 352 pp. Frontispiece and extra plate "The Divine Symbol" facing page 258. Seventy-seven additional illustrations including eleven full-page. Publishers cream buckram, spine lettered in black and red. Spine very slightly darkened otherwise an excellent copy of this very scarce book. Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869-1933), usually known as E. J. Sullivan, was a British book illustrator who worked in a style which merged the British tradition of illustration from the 1860s with aspects of Art Nouveau. Sullivan's style is comparable to that of Aubrey Beardsley, but is more romantic than Beardley's acerbic manner. His illustrated books include: The Compleat Angler (1896) and Tom Brown's Schooldays (1896), Sartor Resartus (1898), and The French Revolution (1910).  This amazing, illustrated edition of Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, contains seventy-nine illustrations ranging from emblems to full page pictures. Sullivan adapted his style to use the faux-Rococo techniques he had developed in his play-illustrations in order to combine them with bizarre images of strange fantastical figures, drawing strongly on the genre of the grotesque.Of Edmund J. Sullivan (1869-1933), Gordon N. Ray wrote “Sullivan’s career as an illustrator was one of the most substantial and distinguished in the annals of English art” (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, p. 187).Sartor Resartus (meaning 'The tailor re-tailored') is an 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, first published as a serial in 1833–34 in Fraser's Magazine. The novel purports to be a commentary on the thought and early life of a German philosopher called Diogenes Teufelsdröckh (which translates as 'god-born devil-dung'), author of a tome entitled "Clothes: their Origin and Influence", but was actually a poioumenon. Teufelsdröckh's Transcendentalist musings are mulled over by a skeptical English Reviewer (referred to as Editor) who also provides fragmentary biographical material on the philosopher. The work is, in part, a parody of Hegel, and of German Idealism more generally. However, Teufelsdröckh is also a literary device with which Carlyle can express difficult truths.

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        HAPPY FAMILIES AND THEIR TALES

      Published by Ernest Nister, 1898. Hardback. Very Good/Fair/Poor. Slightly better than very good condition in a dustwrapper in fair condition. Large oblong format. Cloth cloth spine, pictorial front cover. 5 beautiful fold-down full-page chromolithographed layered scenes. B/w illustrations. Slight rubbing to cover edges. Spine and corners bumped. Some marks to rear cover, front cover beautifully bright. Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Endpapers lightly browned. Staples rusty. Pale page browning. Scarce dustwrapper is worn and torn with large tear across front panel and vertical crease to centre. Pop-up scenes are in fine condition. A superb copy in scarce dustwrapper. [R]

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        THE WAR OF THE WENUSES. Translated from the Artesian of H. G. Pozzuoli .

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith . London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, n.d. [1898] - Small octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-140 [141-144: ads], original brown cloth, front panel lettered and ruled in black, spine panel lettered and ruled in gold, rear panel ruled in blind, black coated endpapers. First edition. Copies of the cloth issue of this book are found with and without publisher's advertisements on pages [141-44], priority, if any, unknown. This copy has the ads. A fine parody of H. G. Wells's THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Earth is invaded by beautiful Venusian women. "A 'Punch-style' parody . in which the natives of Venus, young ladies, invade earth (in giant crinolines) in a quest for sartorial improvements, devastating all males with the dreaded 'mash' glance." - Locke, Voyages in Space 88. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 915. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 356. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 24. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 230. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 95. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 457. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 115. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 73. Bleiler (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06255. Slight spine lean, several small scuffs to cloth, top edge of text block dusty, inner hinges repaired, a tight, bright, very good copy. (#89847) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Graphischen Künste. Redigirt von Dr.Karl Masner . XXI. Jahrgang.

      Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst., Wien. 1898 - Folio. Original gilt-lettered morocco backed marbled boards. Minimal library marking; Shelf-mark to spine, stamp to title-page. Covers a little rubbed, light foxing. Article on modern French lithography with original lithographs by Dubois Menant, Ribot 'Mendiantes', Fantin-Latour 'Nuit d'Extase', Dillon 'Une Fête a la barrière du Trône', Hans R.V.Volkmann 'Eifel-Landschaft'. An original etching by Th.Alphons 'Eckernthal', an original etching by Rudolph Jettmar 'Zum licht!'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lefler, Heinrich] Rolandsknappen

      Die Gesellschaft fur Vervielfaltigende Kunst, Wien 1898 - Elephant folio (19 x 14 inches). Superb color cover illustration of three men in armor in highlighted silver and red-brown. With original 1897 announcement bound-in at front reproducing cover image. Illustrated throughout with full-page, large and small drawings, decorative borders, and initials by Heinrich Lefler and Josef Urban. Book has been professionally recased preserving cover image, otherwise the book is in fine condition with all the pages clean, bright and unmarked. The earliest significant co-production of the famed Jugendstil duo, Lefler and Urban who went on to co-produce Kling Klang Gloria in 1907 and other books. Extremely rare in any condition, our copy is sure to please. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Über die operative Verkleinerung einer Nase (Rhinomiosis) (pp.882-885, 5 Abb.).

      - BKW, 35/40. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1898, 4°, pp.877-896, Brosch. Erstdruck! - "1898 fürhte Jacques Joseph (1865-1934) in eigener Praxis die erste Nasenverkleinerung über einen äußeren Zugang aus" - - "Joseph's rhinoplasty, developed independently of Roe and Weir." - "It is a fascinating experience to read the report of the first rhinoplasty operation by a man who eventually became one of the world's foremost plastic surgeons and who developed the classic rhinoplasty methods. The fascination of this paper is even greater for me because of my personal contact with Joseph and because, after practicing plastic surgery for almost half a century, I still find Joseph's classic methods unsurpassed. - Joseph began originally as an orthopedic surgeon, but soon he became involved with the reduction of large, protruding ears. Apparently the rumor of this successful operation spread around, and one day a male patient appeared in his office, asking to have his unshapely large nose reduced. - Joseph describes the psychologic effect of the conspicuous nose and makes the fundamental observation that the rhinoplasty was performed to make the patient inconspicuous. After the operation he noted that the patient "is happy to move around unnoticed." Even today, 70 years later, one often hears the erroneous remark that rhinoplasty is an operation for vanity's sake. That is not true. Vanity is the desire to excel. The average rhinoplasty patient wishes to be relieved of a real or imagined conspicuousness of his nose. - Joseph used the name "Rhinomiosis" for the operation. He liked to coin technical terms, usually Greek and Latin (e.g. "Rhinoneoplastik" for nasal reconstruction, "Melomioplastik" for a face lift, or "Metopo-mioplastik" for wrinkles and frowns of the forehead). - The day before the operation, Joseph tried it on a cadaver. He was extremely thorough, and his analytical approach manifested itself in the exact nose measurements, made before and after operation. I always admired this exactness when he fashioned a skin flap. He would measure the defect and flap from every angle, and carefully study the effect of turning the pedicle. The flap fitted perfectly; it never had to be stretched to make up for shortage. His sense of form was that of an artist. I have never seen a better total nasal reconstruction, whether from the forehead or arm, than Joseph's. - Joseph had an ingenious and constructive mind and devised many instruments, some of them obsolete today. It was bewildering for a young surgeon to see that he had a special instrument for practically every step of a rhinoplasty. It almost seemed that one only had to have all those instruments and the operation was easy. He also devised, for "aseptic" suturing, a horseshoe-shaped double-pronged forceps. It was to thread the suture material without touching either the needle or the thread. He gave this method the fancy name "Apodactyle suture" (fingerless suture). This was to prevent stitch infections. Joseph did not use gloves, only three rubber fingers on each hand. He considered the sense of touch important in endonasal plastic work. - He did not wear cap or mask. Nevertheless, he observed accurate aseptic technique and had few complications. This was due to his extreme care and gentleness in handling tissues; he called it "biologic sense." - Joseph amassed a vast experience which he crystallized into definite methods. No operative step was ever haphazard, nor without careful consideration. One could sense his concentration during an operation, saying many times "it can be done this way or that way." He often uttered the word "so," when he accomplished a step. - Joseph has been accused of being secretive about his methods. To a certain extent this was true. On the other hand, one must realize that there was sharp rivalry at that time among some of his colleagues in Germany who jealously observed Joseph's meteoric rise in this new specialty. They were eager both to learn and to . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bulletin No. 2, 1898. Experiments with Sweet Potatoes

      Tuskegee, Ala.: Normal School Steam Press. 1898. First. First edition. Small octavo. 15, [1]pp. Stapled and printed green wrappers. Unopened. Staples a little oxidized else fine. .

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War, the first edition with interesting provenance

      Longmans, Green and Co., London 1898 - This is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Offered here is a superior, collector worthy first edition, first state copy with interesting provenance. The sole previous owner name is "M. G. Cassels" in pencil on the half-title and what appear to corresponding corrections to pp. 187-89 and p. 207. On page 207, the third name in a list of "Wounded severely" British officers is "O. R. Cassells, 35th Sikhs." The "O." is crossed out and replaced with a "G" for the first initial and one of the "l"s struck to match the "G. Cassels" on the half-title. The corrections are in pencil and the "G" appears to be in the same hand as the "G." on the half-title. Lieutenant Cassells (or Cassels) was wounded while fighting alongside Churchill; his gallantry and good fortune are described in some detail on pp. 187-189. In each of the four instances of "Cassells" appearing in these pages, a single "l" is neatly crossed out in pencil. It seems quite plausible that the signature on the half-title page and corrections to the wounded officer's name were made by the officer himself. 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, notable not only for provenance, but for very good plus condition. The green cloth binding remains square with only light wear to extremities. We find a tiny ink mark below the author's name, but the spine gilt remains bright and we note only trivial overall soiling. The contents remain bright with modest intermittent spotting. First state is confirmed both by the lack of an errata slip and by a rear catalogue dated "12/97". The original black endpapers are intact, as are the frontispiece, tissue guard, and all maps, including the two folding maps at pages 1 and 146. The binding remains firmly attached, though we note some tenderness at the half-title verso, where there is a cosmetic split at the gutter, the paper separated but the mull and binding cords beneath still intact. We find a miniscule, unobtrusive bookseller sticker affixed to the lower front pastedown. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.a, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über die operative Verkleinerung einer Nase (Rhinomiosis) (pp.882-885, 5 Abb.).

      . BKW, 35/40. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1898, 4°, pp.877-896, Brosch.. Erstdruck! - "1898 fürhte Jacques Joseph (1865-1934) in eigener Praxis die erste Nasenverkleinerung über einen äußeren Zugang aus" - - "Joseph's rhinoplasty, developed independently of Roe and Weir." - "It is a fascinating experience to read the report of the first rhinoplasty operation by a man who eventually became one of the world's foremost plastic surgeons and who developed the classic rhinoplasty methods. The fascination of this paper is even greater for me because of my personal contact with Joseph and because, after practicing plastic surgery for almost half a century, I still find Joseph's classic methods unsurpassed. - Joseph began originally as an orthopedic surgeon, but soon he became involved with the reduction of large, protruding ears. Apparently the rumor of this successful operation spread around, and one day a male patient appeared in his office, asking to have his unshapely large nose reduced. - Joseph describes the psychologic effect of the conspicuous nose and makes the fundamental observation that the rhinoplasty was performed to make the patient inconspicuous. After the operation he noted that the patient "is happy to move around unnoticed." Even today, 70 years later, one often hears the erroneous remark that rhinoplasty is an operation for vanity's sake. That is not true. Vanity is the desire to excel. The average rhinoplasty patient wishes to be relieved of a real or imagined conspicuousness of his nose. - Joseph used the name "Rhinomiosis" for the operation. He liked to coin technical terms, usually Greek and Latin (e.g. "Rhinoneoplastik" for nasal reconstruction, "Melomioplastik" for a face lift, or "Metopo-mioplastik" for wrinkles and frowns of the forehead). - The day before the operation, Joseph tried it on a cadaver. He was extremely thorough, and his analytical approach manifested itself in the exact nose measurements, made before and after operation. I always admired this exactness when he fashioned a skin flap. He would measure the defect and flap from every angle, and carefully study the effect of turning the pedicle. The flap fitted perfectly; it never had to be stretched to make up for shortage. His sense of form was that of an artist. I have never seen a better total nasal reconstruction, whether from the forehead or arm, than Joseph's. - Joseph had an ingenious and constructive mind and devised many instruments, some of them obsolete today. It was bewildering for a young surgeon to see that he had a special instrument for practically every step of a rhinoplasty. It almost seemed that one only had to have all those instruments and the operation was easy. He also devised, for "aseptic" suturing, a horseshoe-shaped double-pronged forceps. It was to thread the suture material without touching either the needle or the thread. He gave this method the fancy name "Apodactyle suture" (fingerless suture). This was to prevent stitch infections. Joseph did not use gloves, only three rubber fingers on each hand. He considered the sense of touch important in endonasal plastic work. - He did not wear cap or mask. Nevertheless, he observed accurate aseptic technique and had few complications. This was due to his extreme care and gentleness in handling tissues; he called it "biologic sense." - Joseph amassed a vast experience which he crystallized into definite methods. No operative step was ever haphazard, nor without careful consideration. One could sense his concentration during an operation, saying many times "it can be done this way or that way." He often uttered the word "so," when he accomplished a step. - Joseph has been accused of being secretive about his methods. To a certain extent this was true. On the other hand, one must realize that there was sharp rivalry at that time among some of his colleagues in Germany who jealously observed Joseph's meteoric rise in this new specialty. They were eager both to learn and to appropriate his methods under their own names. Some of the general surgeons thought that rhinoplasty was a very simple operation, and that was the reason Joseph was reluctant to show it. It was said that Prof. Axhausen, one of Germany's leading plastic surgeons, asked and received permission to observe Joseph's operation. He admitted afterward that while rhinoplasty was surgically simple it took Joseph's special talent to perform it successfully. - Joseph gave some courses to foreigners (mostly Americans) after World War I-for which he charged a considerable fee. These consisted of observing (without questions in the operating room) his operations. He also gave a few courses in the Anatomical Institute on well-dissected specimens. In the beginning I had to pay him also, but only a nominal fee (coming from a poor European country). After a couple of months he relinquished my tuition, which was a great favor. At that time it was customary to pay for knowledge and experience. - Joseph did not lose much time in reporting his first rhinoplasty. Within about three months after doing it he presented this, his only case, before the Medical Society of Berlin. Priority was (and apparently always will be) an important ambition of surgeons. It must have been a shock and disappointment when Joseph learned that his rhinoplasty was not the first one. Nevertheless, without doubt, it was his original operation. It is touching, and characteristic of his reasoning, that he insisted that in certain respects his operation was the first one, just the same. With exacting mind he took apart Weir's operation, step by step, and compared it with his own. Finally he came to the conclusion that the only similarities between the two operations were that they both were done to relieve the psychologic effect of a large, conspicuous nose-and that both noses were radically reduced in size (rhinomiosis totalis). Otherwise his surgical method was entirely different, he claimed, and he achieved a better result with a single operation than Weir did with four. Therefore, Joseph felt that his priority claim was valid. - Peculiarly, both patients were men. - I am sure that if Joseph read this paper 20 to 25 years later, he must have smiled. Compared with later refinements, this first operation (which he so jealously defended) was primitive and crude. Nevertheless, from an historical point of view, it clearly sjnows the characteristics and the germs of the genius-who became the world's unchallenged father of modern rhinoplastic surgery." Gustave Aufricht, Frank MacDowell, Source book of plastic surgery², p.102-104 - - Garrison & Morton No.5755.3; Natvig 4

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        Hunting Trips in the Caucasus 1898; After Wild Sheep in the Altai and Mongolia 1900; A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka 1904. Set of 3.

      Rowland Ward, Limited, London - 1898-1904, 1st Editions. () Very good. xvi, 319; xii, 324; xvi, 302pp. Octavo. Original green cloth boards with dyed hunter-green half-morocco, decorated in blind. Gilt lettering, ruling, decorations with raised bands on spine. Some sun fading to spine. Boards of "After Wild Sheep." are slightly concaving. "After Wild Sheep." has 82 black-and-white illustrations, a colored vignette frontispiece, and map in endpocket. "A Shooting Trip." has 113 black-and-white illustrations, 5 photogravures, and two maps. "Hunting Trips." has 96 black-and-white illustrations, and one map. Textblocks of all are clean and tight. These three volumes chronical the sheep hunting adventures of Elim Pavlovich Demidov (Demidoff). Beautifully bound, these will make a fantastic addition to any hunters collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The War of the Worlds

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. . First edition, first issue, 8vo, viii, 303, (1), (16) advertisement pp. Original grey cloth, spine browned with minor rubbing to ends, small ink stain the top of the lower cover, overall a very good copy.

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        The Golliwogg at the Sea-Side

      Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts 1898 - 63pp. Pictorial boards w green cloth spine. Boards a little soiled and extremities slightly worn but generally still very bright. Contents fine, beautifully illustrated with coloured lithographs and sepia drawings by Florence Upton with verses by her mother Bertha. Clean, tight and bright a lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE GOLLIWOGG'S BICYCLE CLUB

      Longmans, Green & Co. 1898 - Circa 1898. Very good condition with no wrapper. Oblong format. Blue cloth spine. Profusely illustrated in bright colours. Corners worn, covers slightly grubby. Spine a little bit rubbed to head and tail. A few faint finger marks to margins otherwise contents bright and clean. A very nice early edition. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Chansons Éternelles. Nouvelle édition Illustrée

      Bibliothèque Artistique et Littéraire, Paris 1898 - Paul Redonnel (1860-1935). Illustrations (gravures et lithographies) par Henri Héran, Émile Berchmans, Henri Boutet, P.H. Lobel, Émile Cause, Armand Rassenfosse, Gaston Noury, Pierre-Eugène Vibert, Edmond Rocher, Abel Jamas, Arsène Herbinier, Richard Ranft, François Maréchal Paul Redonnel, directeur de publication, journaliste, écrivain dans la mouvance du mouvement symboliste français, fut collaborateur auprès de nombreuses revues littéraires à Paris et Montpellier: La Plume, Chimère, La Cigale d'or etc. Ouvrage " Art nouveau " rare d'un tirage limité de haute qualité d'impression. In-8° colombier. 28 x 20cm. 310 pages. Tirage en 550 exemplaires numérotés : un des 500 sur papier vélin. Condition: dos recollé, plat supérieur taché. Intérieur impeccable! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SOUTIEN DE FAMILLE. Moeurs contemporaines.

      Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Eugène Fasquelle., Paris 1898 - Daudet, Alphonse. SOUTIEN DE FAMILLE. Moeurs contemporaines. Paris: Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Eugène Fasquelle. 1898. 12mo., 445 pp. Original wrappers in the original glassine. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies printed on Hollande. An exceptionally nice example in essentially fine condition & rare thus. Talvart et Place no. 54; Clouzot p. 45. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE PLATTNER STORY and Other Stories

      Muthuen 1898 - Red cloth covers,gold titles to spine and front cover.Spine a little darkened,small 1cm tear at top of spine.Block tight and clean,small typed name plate on front paste down.Pages of advertisements at rear. A beautiful copy of this uncommon book, a compilation of 17 short stories written when Wells was just 31 years old. H.G. Wells (1866- 1946) is of course now best known for his works of science fiction, but he was a prolific writer in many genres, both fiction and non-fiction. This volume is bound in the original red cloth boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Two Magics

      London: William Heinemann,, 1898. The Turn of the Screw. Covering End. Octavo. Original turquoise cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, floral design to upper board in blind. Lightly rubbed at extremities, very small bumps to top corner and upper edge, spotting to endpapers, edges, and early leaves. An exceptional copy. First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies of the colonial issue that were transferred to the domestic market. With the ownership signature of Stanley J. Weyman to the front free endpaper. Weyman (1855–1928) was an author of historical novels that were admired by figures such as Oscar Wilde and Graham Greene.

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        Autels privilégiés

      Paris, Bibliothèque Charpentier, E. Fasquelle 1898 - Livre épuisé 19 x 13,3 cm, broché, couv. rempliée jaune imprimée en noir, 2 f. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre), 398 pp., 2 f. n. ch. (table). Condition : Edition originale de ce recueil de portraits d'écrivains, poètes et artistes parmi lesquels figurent Paul Verlaine, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Leconte de Lisle, William Blake, Mistral, Edmond de Goncourt, Léonard de Vinci, etc. . L'un des 15 ex. num. imprimés sur Hollande (le nôtre le n°1), seul grand papier avec 5 ex. sur Japon). Infime manque en queue, témoins lég. poussiéreux. Rare. La couverture est datée 1899. 450g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Original Studio Portrait of Lt. Col. Sam Steele Royal Northwest Mounted Police

      Dawson City, Yukon Territory: Hegg & Co., Photos, Dawson. 1898. (Photograph) Very good. Original Photograph mounted on studio card: 9 1 / 2" X 6 1 / 4" Image: 7 5 / 16" X 4 7 / 8". Original Studio Portrait of Lt. Col. Sam Steele [South African War Service Kit?] Strathcona's Horse Samuel Benfield Steele 1851 - 1919 Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (January 5, 1851 – January 30, 1919) was a famous member of the North West Mounted Police.He joined the local militia as a teenager and fought against the Fenians at the Battle of Ridgeway. He was sent west first to fight the Red River Rebellion of Louis Riel, but arrived after the Métis had surrendered. Steele had long been fascinated by the west, devouring the works of James Fenimore Cooper in his youth. He was especially interested in the First Nations, and spent his time in the west learning from them and the Metis. However he was recalled from Manitoba and based in Fort Henry in Kingston for the next few years.He was chosen to be one of the first members of the NWMP, being only the third officer sworn in. In 1873 he returned to Fort Garry with the new force and was put in charge of drilling the new recruits. Over the next few years he crisscrossed the prairies, before being assigned to NWMP headquarters to train new recruits.In 1881 he was assigned to meet with Sitting Bull, who fresh from defeating General Custer had moved into Canada and was demanding land for his people. Steele and a few officers met them and reached a peaceful agreement. This action won Steele great acclaim in the newspapers of the United States and was the beginning of his role as a public figure.In the North-West Rebellion Steele was dispatched with a small force. Missing the Battle of Batoche Steele and his force were sent to move against the last rebel force lead by Chief Big Bear. Steele and his two dozen Mounties defeated Big Bear's force at Loon Lake in the last battle ever fought on Canadian territory. The contributions of the NWMP to putting down the rebellion went largely ignored and unrewarded, to Steele's great annoyance. Steele spent the next ten years assigned to Fort McLeod, and at age 41 married Maria Harwood, eventually the couple had three children.In 1898 he was sent north to the Yukon to succeed Charles Constantine with policing during the Klondike Gold Rush. Initially, he was in charge of the customs posts at the Chilkoot Pass and White Pass, where he created the rule that no one would be allowed to enter without a ton of goods. Steele and his force made the Klondike Gold Rush into one of the most orderly events of its kind in history and made the police force famous around the world, which ensured its survival at a critical time when the force's dissolution was being debated in parliament.In 1900 he was second in command in Lord Strathcona's Horse, a Canadian light cavalry unit sent to South Africa during the Boer war and did so with distinction. Steele, however, disliked greatly what he was ordered to do by the British, which included burning towns and moving the populace to concentration camps.Steele was knighted in 1918 and was made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Member of the Royal Victorian Order.Canada's fifth tallest mountain, Mount Steele, is named after him..

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        Royal North-West Mounted Police] "Dalton Trail Post N. W. M. P."

      Haines, Alaska - 1898. (Photograph) Very good. Original 19th Century Image, mounted on 9 7 / 8 X 7 15 / 16" card. Image is 6.5" X 4.5". Dalton Trail Post, 1875-1899. [aka: Pleasant Camp] Located near Haines, Alaska. The Dalton Trail Post ran along part of the U.S.-Canada border. The post was designed to maintain order during the "Gold Rush", control the surge of people to the area, and establish a border custom station. Inspector A.M. Jarvis led eighteen North-West Mounted Police from April to October, 1898. Under his supervision, they collected custom fees, captured several criminals, and witnessed the remnants of the U.S. Reindeer Relief Expedition pass through to the Klondike. Photographer: Unattributed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The World Wide Magazine *FIRST ISSUE* May, 1898, Number 1, Volume 1.

      George Newnes Limited, London 1898 - Truly a rare and special item! The first ever issue of 'The Wide World' magazine. "From the late nineteenth century to the swinging sixties, this publication was the bestselling magazine for men craving adventure. Each issue was filled with amazing-but-true-tales of survival, catastrophe and derring-do gathered from around the world. Written in the muscular prose of true heroes and accompanied throughout by photographs and adverts of sublime absurdity, 'The Wide World' was a thrilling testament to an age when men kept their upper lips stiff for a reason and the truth was more dangerous than fiction." - from dust jacket of the book 'The Wide World', published by Macmillan in 2004. Condition: Small chips missing from each end of spine. Binding sound. Modest foxing to front cover else clean and unmarked. Moderate wear. Staples rusty inside front cover. Surprisingly good condition for an item of this vintage. Contents of this issue include: The Romance of Seal Hunting - an interview with Sir Geo. Baden-Powell; Down the Perak River; Houses in Air and in Water (Papua New Guinea); Tragedies of Mont Blanc; The Most Remarkable Newspaper in the World - Michigan State Prison, Jackson City; Memories of Navarino; How the North Pole will be reached, by Dr. Fridtjof Nansen; The New Route to the Klondike; The Cruise of the Slaver 'Carl'; Castaways in the Frozen North; and more. Numerous wonderful black and white photos. A marvelous gift for fans of this most entertaining of magazines. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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