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        La femme et le pantin.

      Paris. Société du Mercure de France. 1898 - In 8 de faux titre, titre, frontispice représentant le pantin de Goya reproduit en héliogravure, 248 pp et 1 ff.nc. Demi maroquin orange mangue, dos à 5 nerfs, non rogné, doré en tête . Couverture et dos conservés.EDITION ORIGINALE; Un des 550 alfa 4° grand papier, Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi par Adrien Lavaux. De la biblioteque d' Etienne Cluzel ( Ex Libris). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA MORINIE]
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        Paardenrassen. Kunstalbum van 41 afbeeldingen naar schilderijen van Otto Eerelman. Met beschrijvingen door E.A.L. Quadekker. Horses, lithografisch, Chevaux

      Zutphen, Schillemans en Van Belkum 1898 - Large folio (620 x 471mm). With excellent 41 chromo-lithographed plates of horses. Orig. gilt cloth portfolio. Folio. - Spine, corners and flaps of portfolio won.Almost complete copy of the first Dutch edition. - Each plate is accompanied by a four page descriptive text by A.L.Quadekker. Deze album met zeer fraaie platen zijn naar schilderijen van Eerelman en de chromo-litho's zijn door JL Goffart, de tekst is van Quadekker. Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was een bekende Nederlandse dieren schilder, die gespecialiseerd was met allerlei dieren. Een mengeling van een Arabische hengst tot een Hongaarse merrie; De paarden die in deze album te bewonderen zijn o.a. de Arabische Paard, American Race Horse, Andalusische Paard, Engels Fullbread, Lippizaner Paard, Paard Hannover, Hongaars paard, Turks Paard, Russische Race Horse enz. The fine plates are after paintings by Eerelman and chromo-lithographs are by J.L. Goffart, the text is by Quadekker. Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was a famous Dutch animal painter, specializing on hordes and dogs. A mixture of an Arabic stallion and a Hungarian mare. Among the horses shown in the album are the Arab Horse, American Race Horse, Andalusian Horse, English Fullbread, Lippizaner Horse, Hannover Horse, Hungarian Horse, Turkish Horse, Russian Race Horse etc. 0 g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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        Original Studio Portrait of Lt. Col. Sam Steele [South African War Service Kit?] in Imperial Service Solar Helmet Starthcona's Horse

      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?] in Imperial Service Solar Helmet Starthcona's Horse. Major General Sir 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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        MANSFIELD PARK. With an introduction by Austin Dobson.

      Macmillan and Co. London.,1898 - REPRINT OF THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.2 inches). Originally published in 1897. Illustrated with 40 fine line engravings. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A lovely copy of this classic, illustrated by one of the greatest book artists of the day.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Derbyshire Cricket Guide For Season 1898

      Derby: printed by Bacon & Hudson 1898 - Compiled and edited by LG Wright and WJ Piper. From 1885 until 1893 this handbook was known as the Derbyshire Cricket Annual and edited by E. Elliott & T. Thornhill. In 1896, after two blank years, it re-emerged as the Derbyshire Cricket Guide under which title it ran until 1939, although no copies were issued during 1915-18. This is the third year of issue. 24mo. 192pp + [4] 2 portrait plates (GG Walker & Walter Sugg). Original light brown printed paper wrappers, corners rubbed with point knocked off top and bottom right, spine heavily taped.  [Padwick 1852]

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        LE CERAMICHE E MAIOLICHE FAENTINE dalla loro origine fino al principio del secolo XVI, Appunti storici., Faenza, Giuseppe Montanari Editore, 1889.

      Faenza 1898 - Ril. carton. rivestito tipo pelle, dorso e angoli in mz. pelle, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 34x25, pp XII, 83 di t., 20 tavv più volte ripieg. con 86 splend. ill. a colori, 1 tav. reca 71 marchi di fabbricaz. Ediz. in 285 copie numer., la nostra è il n° 7. Contenute tracce d’uso est., peraltro ottimo esempl. con ill. di grande freschezza. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aux flancs du vase

      Mercure de France, Paris 1898 - Grand in-8 (237 x 171 mm), (2) ff. - 112 pp. - (1) ff., demi-maroquin vert, coins, dos lisse orné mosaïqué, tête dorée, entièrement non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure d'époque). Edition originale. Tirage à 589 exemplaires numérotés ; un des 9 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial (N°5). (dos passé marron, coins passés en partie, petits frottements sur les coiffes et les mors, coins légèrement émoussés, couverture passée). // Tall octavo (237 x 171 mm), (2) ff. - 112 pp. - (1) ff., three-quarter green morocco, smooth spine tooled in gilt and mosaic, top edge gilt, entirely uncut, soft cover preserved (contemporary binding). First edition. Limited printing of 589 numbered copies ; one of the nine copies on Japan paper (Nr 5). (faded spine to brown, corners partly faded, little rubbings on top and bottom of spine, and on joins, corners lightly used, soft cover faded).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        PLAYS : PLEASANT AND UNPLEASANT . The First Volume containing the three Unpleasant Plays. : The Second Volume containing the four Pleasant Plays.

      Grant Richards. London.,1898 - FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo. Very good copies in the publishers original green cloth, lettered in gilt to spines. Top edges gilt. Both spines a little faded. Each volume housed in a green cloth covered chemise and both then placed in a quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spines. The slip case is a little rubbed and faded to the spine but generally very good. The first volume contains; Preface, Widowers' Houses; The Philandered; Mrs. Warren's profession. -- The second vlume contains: Preface; Arms and the Man; Candida; The Man of destiny; You never can tell. Laurence A30.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Manuscrit recueillant une trentaine d'articles, chansons, épitaphes, etc (de 1850 à 1902) : [ Contient notamment : ] Le naufrage de la Sainte Marthe - Mort du Général Yusuf 16 mars 1866 - Fête de Saint Joseph. 19 mars 1901. Réunion au Barail (Liste de présence : Dillon, de Cardenos, de Génis, de Lapasse, de Lagarde, Mauroux, Barada, etc.) - Poème à la grande duchesse Olga par Jules Barbier - Poésie de Botrel - Indes Anglaises - Receuil de dates (de naissance ?) ! Marie Elisabeth Clémence Eusébie, Anne Marie Almaïde, Edme Charles Georges Marie, Paule Elisabeth. - Fragment en gascon (d'après Noulens, la flahuto gascouno) - Lundi gras 23 février 1903 au barail (liste des invités : Marie-Gabrielle de Coursalade, Marie de Bellefond, Marcelle Val

      1898 - 1 manuscrit in-8 reliure demi-percaline à coin bordeaux, 1898-1904, une centaine de feuillets manuscrits [ Contient notamment : ] Le naufrage de la Sainte Marthe - Mort du Général Yusuf 16 mars 1866 - Fête de Saint Joseph. 19 mars 1901. Réunion au Barail (Liste de présence : Dillon, de Cardenos, de Génis, de Lapasse, de Lagarde, Mauroux, Barada, etc.) - Poème à la grande duchesse Olga par Jules Barbier - Poésie de Botrel - Indes Anglaises - Receuil de dates (de naissance ?) ! Marie Elisabeth Clémence Eusébie, Anne Marie Almaïde, Edme Charles Georges Marie, Paule Elisabeth. - Fragment en gascon (d'après Noulens, la flahuto gascouno) - Lundi gras 23 février 1903 au barail (liste des invités : Marie-Gabrielle de Coursalade, Marie de Bellefond, Marcelle Vallerand, Suzanne Chaffard, Louis de Coquet, Marthe Rambourg, Maurice Cavaignac, René Grabias, etc.) - Au Barail le 21 février 1898 réunion d'enfants et de compagnes de Clémence, Anne-Marie et Georges Pelletier Doisy (Geneviève et Elisabeth de Carsalade, Hélène et Odette Martre, Monique de Lary, Cécile Viguier, Marguerite Dartigue, Marcelle et Pierre Chasserie, etc. - Chants populaires de la Corse - Testament de Mme Augustin-Cochin - Oraison funèbre du Capitaine de Bégouen par l'Abbé Montreuil Curé doyen du Lion d'Angers 16 avril 1900 - En souvenir de Villebois-Mareuil - etc. etc. On sait que l'aviateur Georges Pelletier-Doisy (auteur du premier raid Paris-Tokyo du 24 avril au 9 juin 1924) est né en 1892 à Auch (Gers), chemin du Barrail [ Barail ], ce qui éclaire remarquablement la provenance de ce cahier manuscrit (très vraisemblablement sa mère). On découvre l'intérêt du rédacteur pour le voyage au Orient (plusieurs titres cités évoquant le voyage en Chine, au Siam, etc.). Etat très satisfaisant (rel. frottée passée). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        La femme et le pantin.

      Mercure de France 1898 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1898, 15x23cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Henry Davray. Notre exemplaire est complet de son frontispice du "Pantin" de Goya en héliogravure. Dos restauré et habilement renforcé, agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma.

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1889-1898. -

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        Antar. Poème héroïque arabe des temps antéislamiques.

      1898 - Paris, Piazza, 1898. In-folio, couv. rempliée ill. / Folio (33 x 25 cm), pict. softcover with flaps. Entièrement enluminé par le peintre orientaliste Étienne Dinet de 141 illustrations en couleurs. Première édition, chez Piazza, avec un nombre d'exemplaires plus restreint que par la suite : seulement 300 ex. / Fully illuminated by the Orientalist painter Etienne Dinet with 141 color illustrations. First edition, with a smaller number of copies than thenafter: 300 copies only. * Monod, 309 ; Carteret, IV, 45. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        The Cruise of the "Cachalot" Round the World after Sperm Whales

      London: Smith, Elder, 1898 - Excellent copy of this whaling classic, greatly admired by Kipling, and the author's first book. Laid in is a 2-page ALS from Bullen to Miss Lister, dated April 8, 1911, conveying copies of another book, SEA PURITANS, and thanking her for her hospitality240445 First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece, folding map, and 7 plates from drawings. Original blue cloth with gilt sperm whale on upper cover, and spine lettered in gilt. Beautiful, bright copy, with the morocco ex-libris of "H.R.S. Jr., and the bookplate of Jean Hersholt on the front pastedown. In a quarter blue morocco slipcase with chemise [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Rossa's Recollections, 1838 to 1898 Childhood, Boyhood, Manhood. Customs, habits and manners of the Irish people

      O'Donovan Rossa, Mariner's Harbor, N.Y. 1898 - Autograph; 402 pages; Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. This is a particularly fine and interesting presentation copy, boldly signed and inscribed by the author - one of the most active (and extreme) of the Irish revolutionaries of the nineteenth century. The long, full title of this book of memoirs does a fair job of stating the outlines of the author's extraordinary course of life. "Rossa's recollections, 1838 to 1898. Childhood, boyhood, manhood. Customs, habits and manners of the Irish people. Erinach and Sassenach-Catholic and Protestant-Englishman and Irishman-English religion-Irish plunder. Social life and prison life. The Fenian movement. Travels in Ireland, England, Scotland and America." Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (1831– 1915), was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. As a young shopkeeper in Skibbereen, the southernmost town in Ireland, O'Donovan Rossa founded the 'Phoenix National and Literary Society,' the aim of which was "the liberation of Ireland by force of arms." Rossa's Phoenix Society later merged with the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), founded two years later in Dublin. He was arrested and jailed at the end of 1858 for over six months. Charges against Rossa escalated by 1865 to "High Treason" and he was convicted and sentenced to penal servitude for life due to his previous convictions. He served his time in Pentonville, Portland and Chatham prisons in England. While a guest of the English state, he won a by-election to Parliament for the seat from Tipperary constituency, but the election was set aside as Rossa was a convicted felon. He made a deal to participate in the Fenian Amnesty of 1870 by promising not to return to Ireland; the instrument of his exile became famous. He and four other Irish rebels boarded the S. S. Cuba for the voyage to America. The five men [John Devoy, Charles Underwood O'Connell, Harry Mulleda, John McClure and O'Donovan Rossa] were famously dubbed "The Cuba Five." Rossa established a base in New York City and quickly joined Clan na Gael and the Fenian Brotherhood. If anything, his revolutionary activities accelerated, as Rossa organised the first-ever bombings by Irish republicans of English cities in what was called the "dynamite campaign". The campaign lasted through the 1880s and made him infamous, to say the least, in Britain. The British government repeatedly demanded his extradition, but their efforts were denied. In 1885, Rossa was shot outside his office near Broadway by an Englishwoman, Yseult Dudley, but his wounds were not life-threatening. There were charges and counter-charges about whether or not she was working on behalf of the English government. What is beyond dispute is that Yseult Dudley, like many others, was incensed at Rossa's tactics and his vigorous and succesful organised fund raising (the so-called "Skirmishing Fund") - intended to support the arming of those who would fight the British. This self-published volume of memoirs was neither published nor distributed through normal book-publishing circles, but most likely carried around by the author on his travels and lectures on behalf of his cause. By the end of the nineteenth century, O'Donovan Rossa had moved his base of operations to Staten Island, which explains why this now-scarce book was issued from Mariner's Harbor, and old neighborhood on the north shore of the island. The boldly written inscription, entirely in Rossa's neat handwriting, nearly fills the front free endpaper and offers a tantalizing link between Rossa's specific Irish roots and his later life in America. In full, it reads: "Presentation Copy / To / Mr. Patrick Murray / of Skibbereen, Ireland / and Boston, America / In remembrance / of his kindness to / the author / O'Donovan Rossa / New York / 1898." There is reference in Rossa's text to a Patrick Murray, the husband of the author's one remaining living aunt, Bridget (at the time Rossa made his first return trip to Irela [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LES MENUS & PROGRAMMES ILLUSTRÉS. Invitations - Billets de Faire Part - Cartes d’Adresse - petites Estampes du XVIIe siècle jusqu’a nos jours. Paris, Librairie Artistique G. Boudet Editeur 1898.

      - Splend. ril. in cart. marmorizz., dorso e ang. in mz. pelle, tit. in oro e nervat. al dorso, taglio sup. in oro, raff. copertine orig. ill. a colori (incluso il dorso) conservate all’int., cm 33x24, pp 402, 460 ill. b/n nel t., 20 preg. tavv a colori f.t. di cui 1 su doppia pag. Ediz. numer., dal n. 54 al 1050 stamp. cu carta Vélin, il nostro è il n° 505. Ottimo esempl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas to Accompany Monograph XXXI on the Geology of the Aspect District Colorado.

      Washington: Julius Bien & Co., 1898. - Folio, (21 ¼ x 18 ¼). (First signature coming loose). 27 chromolithographed maps (2 are double-page). Original brown publisher's cloth, lettered in gilt (hinge starting, slightly shaken). First edition. Accompanied the monograph by Samuel Franklin Emmons (1841-1911), the head geologist in charge of the Colorado division of the United States Geological Survey. Emmons is also known for exposing the infamous hoax of the diamond fields in Colorado in 1872. The maps and geological cross-sections depict the topography and geology of Aspen, Tourtelotte, Hunter Park, Lenado, Aspen Mountain, and Smuggler Mountain. Includes the Aspen Special Sheet that shows the town and nearby mines. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        The Earliest Known Coptic Psalter - The Text, in the Dialect of Upper Egypt, Edited from the Unique Papyrus Codex Oriental 5000 in the British Museum

      Kegan Paul Etc., London 1898 - edition limited to 350 copies, library stamps of Dublin religious residence, spine clean and fresh, rear panel partly sun-faded, internally generally fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Songs from the Plays of Shakespeare: The Illustrated English Poems Edition

      London: Aldine House 1898 - Superb de luxe 1st edition HB bound in full tan Morocco. Front board features gilt title & quotation 'Orpheus with his lute made trees, and the mountain tops that freeze, bow themselves when he did sing:' with hand tooled green/dark red/beige/gilt lute in floral surround with mother of pearl inset. Spine has 5 raised bands and gilt title and details. All page edges gilt with fine weave cinammon endpapers, which have red/gilt bookplate dated 1926 on FEP. A clean tight copy of 85pp. incl. attractive b/w ills throughout. Would make an excellent gift for Shakespeare fans or a welcome addition to any collection. A truly beautiful book. (15 x 21cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        D'Albert (a vignette)

      [London?]: [Smithers?], Ca. 1898 - 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 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

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        AN ALMANAC OF TWELVE SPORTS WITH WORDS BY RUDYARD KIPLING.

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - Folio, verse and 12 full-page color lithographic plates, original tissue guards. Color illustrated paper over boards with parchment spine. The binding is very slightly age-toned. The endpapers are moderately spotted which have lightly transferred to the opposite leaf only. An unusually fine copy. The Limited Library edition is printed on Japanese vellum.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Internationales Kaiser-Jubilaums-Schachturnier Wien 1898

      Verlag des Wiener Schach-Club, Wien 1898 - xix+351 pages with diagrams and table. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in brown cloth with brown lettering to spine and original wrapper cover laid on front cover. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5250) 1st edition. 1898 was highlighted by the great Imperial Jubilee Tournament, organized to commemorate the 50 year reign of Emperor Franz Josef I and to mark the 25th anniversary fo the first international chess tournament held in Vienna. Led by the example of Baron von Rothschild, wealthy members of the newly formed Vienna Chess Club contributed funds to assure the success of the huge competition. Most of the Word's chess elite (Lasker and Charousek did not participate), representing the United States, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Russia and host nation Austria, were on hand in the lovely "Kaiserstadt" to participate in this long, strenuous test of chess skills. The Spartan playing schedule called for five games per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday); Thursday was reserved for adjourned games, and Sunday a day of rest. A number of the participants complained about the very short rest period. Eleven of them went so far as to draw up a written petition requesting a longer break on the grounds that the continued strain could endanger their health. The tournament committee found itself unable to act when Pillsbury protested th action. (Ironically the American master would be close to physical exhaustion in the closing rounds of his head-to-head duel with Tarrasch, who was nearly 11 years older). Even greater expenditures of time and energy would have been required had not the veteran A Schwarz. co-winner of the Wiesbaden and Graz tournaments of 1880, abandoned the struggle in the eighth round - following which his games were struck from the table. Tarrasch (+21 -2 =13) and Pillsbury (+24 -5 =7) finished in an historic first-place tie (27 1/2 points). They were trailed by Janowski (+22 -7 =7) with 25 1/2, Steinitz (+18 -7 =11) with 23 1/2 and Schlechter, once again the youngest participant, with 21 1/2 points. Tarrasch's triumph gave convincing proof that the great pedagogue's art had not ended with his disappointing showing at Budapest two years earlier. Finishing in a tie with Pillsbury after 36 gruelling rouds, the German physician proceeded to defeat his younger American rival in a tense four-game playoff (+1 -0 =1). Tarrasch received 6,000 kroner for his effort - while the exhausted younger man found solace in hist prize of 4,000 kroner and undiminished admiration of the Viennese chess community. (Goldman: Carl Schlechter! Caissa Editions) Condition: Pages uncut, rebound else a very good copy of a scarce tournament title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects

      George Bell & Sons, London 1898 - George Bell & Sons, London, (Bohn's Library),1898-1911. 6 volumes, 8º, translated and edited by Mrs. Jonathan Foster, the sixth volume being a commentary by Dr. J.P. Richter. Stereotyped edition, original maroon cloth, spines gilt. A very good set. (This well-regarded edition was published over a period of years and as a result is rarely found complete, especially with the sixth volume of commentary.)

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        Die Arbeit der Verdauungsdrüsen. Vorlesungen. Autorisierte Übersetzung aus dem Russischen von A. Walther.

      Wiesbaden, J. F. Bergmann, 1898. - 17 Abb., XII, 199 S. Marmor-Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe und erste Übersetzung überhaupt.- Dibner, Heralds of Science 135; Waller 7257; Fischer 1183; Heirs of Hippocrates 2129: "The work of the Russian physiologist Pavlov ind the field of physiology of digestion led to his beeing awarded the Nobel prize for medicine in 1904. His demonstration of conditioned reflexes and automatic responses in dogs had consequences not only for medicine, but for political practices, the sociological sciences, and psychological as well. The first edition in German is the first translation of this classic work on digestive glands, published in Russia the year before." - "Speichelbildung ist eine geläufige Erfahrung; sie kann auch ohne den Anblick oder Geruch von Speisen erzeugt werden. Bei einem Menschen kann sich diese Reaktion zum Beispiel dann einstellen, wenn er hört, wie im Nebenraum der Tisch zum Essen gedeckt wird, und beim Hund ist dieselbe Erscheinung zu verzeichnen, wenn er beispielsweise das Klappern seines Freßgeschirrs hört. In einer Reihe von Vorlesungen, die Pawlow in St. Petersburg hielt und die im Jahr daruaf veröffentlicht wurden, befaßte er sich eingehend mit der Erforschung dieser Vorgänge und lieferte damit einen bedeutenden Beitrag zu unserem Wissen über die Physiologie der Verdauung" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, 689). - Tadellos erhalten. Vordertitel oben mit Besitzerstempel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diary Notes of A Visit to Walt Whitman and some of his Friends in 1890 [with photograph]

      Manchester: The Labour Press, Limited, 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. pp 151 [1] Johnston's account of his Visit to Walt Whitman, inscribed in affectionate terms to a friend togegther with a vintage photograph of Whitman similarly inscribed. The book which is in the publisher's cloth is inscribed from the author 'To Walt J Hawkins, with sincere regards from his boyhood and manhood friend The Author Bolton May 29th 1898'. The photograph is inscribed to the verso: 'Reduced facsimile of large autograph portrait of Walt Whitman presented by him to J Johnston and J W Wallace, Bolton, July 1890. To Walter Hawkins with a Comrade's love from J Johnson Mar 31st 1895'. The photograph, no doubt commissioned by Johnston reproduces the book's frontispiece and is faded and worn. A fascinating example of Whitmania from northern England. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. .

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        THE BRYOLOGIST. An illustrated Quarterly devoted to North American Mosses, 12 Volumes: 1 (1898) - 12 (1909). Complete, Index included! [Moss, USA, Botany, Biology, 19th Century], Edited by Annie Morill Smith and Abel Joel Grout.

      New York : Published by the Editors, 1898 - 12 Volumes in 6 Books, illustrated. 12 Volumes in 6 Books!!! The early 12 volumes of this botanical journal. Original issues, bound in 6 books! Very rare self-release! Formerly from library-collection, with stamps and signatures. Covers with shelf-wear. Pages partly with light staining. Good condition. // Die ersten zwölf Jahrgänge der seltenen Zeitschrift über die Moose Nordamerikas. Erschienen im Eigenverlag der Herausgeber. Mit Register für die ersten 10 Jahrgänge. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Einbände berieben und etwas lichtgeblichen. Seiten teilweise etwas griffspurig, sonst aber sauber. Guter Zustand. mbx zqx jqx Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 5200

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        Travels in the Coastlands of British East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. Their Agricultural Resources and General Characteristics

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed. Spine faded with end chips. Fold out maps with some fold tears. Teg. Contents tight. Ex.-lib. 1898. First Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover with gilt palm tree motif. 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 774pp. Maps and Illustrations. .

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        Hosokawa-ryu Bonseki-zu.

      ca. 1898 (Meji 31. Jahr).. 50 Original-Tuschezeichnungen. Kl. 8° quer (Format ca. 13,5x19,3 cm), Blockbuchbindung mit violettem Seidenbezug.. Japanisches Original-Zeichenbuch mit Illustrationen zum Anlegen eines Miniaturgartens! Bonkei ist die japanische Bezeichnung für das Anlegen von eben diesen kleinen Gärten, das auch das Anpflanzen von Bonsaibäumen beinhaltet! - Bonkei is Japanese for tray landscape. Design of miniature garden. In Japanisch! - Der empfindliche Seidenbezug einige Male etwas beschabt, an den Rändern mit Läsuren und kleineren Einrissen, an den Rändern leicht ausgeblichen, vereinzelt kleinere Löcher. Mit Wurmfraß der fast komplett durch den Buchblock geht, die längste Ausbreitung ca. 2 cm, dadurch am Ende leichter Bildverlust, am Anfang um den startenden Wurmfraß ein kleiner Wasserrand, insg. aber von guter Erhaltung mit wunderschönen Originalmalereien!

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        Halbfigur nach rechts, in einem Lehnstuhl sitzend.

      1898. Radierung, nach einem Gemälde von R. Bereny (1869-1913), 1899, auf gelblichem Japan, rechts unten von H. Thoma und B. Mannfeld signiert. 39,8:29,8 cm. Literatur: Beringer (Griffelkunst) 1020. Mit der Marginalie im unteren Rand: Frankfurter Dom. Erschienen im Verlag "Mit Stift und Feder", Frankfurt am Main. - Auf Japan mit viel Grat. Breitrandig. Im Rand vereinzelt Gebrauchsspuren.- Der Ausblick hinter dem Dargestellten zeigt einen Landschaftsausschnitt eines der Gemälde Thomas..

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        La femme et le pantin.

      Mercure de France 1898 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1898, 14,5x23cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l&#39 auteur à Paul Bourget. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise à rabats bordée de maroquin rouge, date dorée en queue, intérieur de feutrine amande, et sous étui bordé de maroquin rouge, intérieur de feutrine rouge, l&#39 ensemble étant signé de Devauchelle. Dos très légèrement insolé, agréable exemplaire. Provenance : de la bibliothèque Hubert Heilbronn avec son ex-libris encollé sur le contreplat de la chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Travels in the Coastlands of British East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. Their Agricultural Resources and General Characteristics

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed. Spine faded with end chips. Fold out maps with some fold tears. Teg. Contents tight. Ex.-lib. 1898. First Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover with gilt palm tree motif. 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 774pp. Maps and Illustrations. .

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA - CERVANTES Y SUS OBRAS. Lujosa edición con un proemio de José M. Asensio, y el facsímil de varios documentos inéditos relativos al autor. Ilustración en cromolitografía de J. Moreno Carbonero y L. Barrau. Cabeceras e iniciales policromadas de diferentes artistas

      Editor F.Seix. 1898-1904, Barcelona - 3 Vols. 4º. LXXXVIII + 607; XXIII + 667 páginas, X + 563 páginas. El tercer tomo contiene artículos por Don José María Asensio de la Real Academia de la Historia, con prólogo del Doctor Thebussem. Suntuosa encuadernación editorial. Palau 52224 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Simplicissimus. Illustrierte Wochenschrift. 3. Jg., Nr. 1 - Nr. 52.

      A. Lange,, München, 1898 - München, A. Lange, 1898 - 1899. Fol. 416 + 2 S. OHLwd. Luxusausgabe. Komplett, mit allen Beiblättern. Ohne Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis und ohne die zensierte Nummer 32. - Seiten etw. gebräunt, Ebd. berieben, etw. stockfleckig, leichter Schatten eines abgelösten Exlibris a. V. - Die Nummer 32 wurde beschlagnahmt und wurde als Nr. 35 ohne die zensierten Bilder bzw. Texte nochmals publiziert. Neben dieser Notiz ist auch die Benachrichtigung über Heines Kaution eingebunden. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift. 27.4.98. 1 Seite.

      1898.. 11,5x18 cm. (wohlerhalten). Auflage:0. Edvard Hagerup Grieg (* 15. Juni 1843 in Bergen, Norwegen; + 4. September 1907 ebd.), norwegischer romantischer Komponist. "Verehrter Meister! Gestatten Sie, dass ich die deutsche Sprache benutze, um Ihnen zu sagen, dass meine immer mehr und mehr schwankende Gesundheit mir leider verbietet, Ihrer in so überaus liebenswürdigen Weise erneuerten Einlandung Folge zu leisten. Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung Edvard Grieg".

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        Hunting Trips in the Caucasus

      London Rowland Ward Ltd 1898. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and marked. Some browning, creasing, and marking within. Lacks map in back pocket First Edition Pale blue hardback cloth cover with bevelled boards 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). xvi, 319pp + ads.

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        Travels in the Coastlands of British East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. Their Agricultural Resources and General Characteristics

      London Chapman and Hall Ltd 1898. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed. Spine faded with end chips. Fold out maps with some fold tears. Teg. Contents tight. Ex.-lib First Edition Red/gilt hardback cloth cover with gilt palm tree motif 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 774pp. Maps and Illustrations.

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        An Alphabet. Published by William Heinemann.

      London. (Second Impression, September) 1898.. Titelblatt und 26 schöne, großflächige Farblithos (in Schwarz und Ocker mit dezenten Rot-, Blau- und Grünakzenten) und 1 Bl. mit Verlagsanzeigen. Titelblatt mit zweifarbigem Verlegersignet. Original-Halbleinwand-Einband. (Rücken restauriert. Einband etwas gebräunt und an den Kanten teils berieben. Titelblatt etwas fleckig. Tafeln gering randgebräunt). 31x25 cm. * Zweite Auflage dieser brühmten Folge des englischschen Jugendstils mit gränzenden Karikaturen. Das mit leichter (britischer) Ironie entworfene Bilderalphabet zählt zu Recht zu den besten Arbeiten des Künstlers. Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (5 February 1872 - 16 May 1949) was an English painter of still-life, landscape and portraits, also known for his work as a wood-engraver, illustrator, author of children's books and designer for the theatre.

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        HELL ON THE BORDER; HE HANGED EIGHTY-EIGHT MEN

      Fort Smith: The Phoenix Publishing Company, [1898]., 1898. First edition. Original light green printed wrappers, xiii [blank], 720 pp., frontispiece, author's preface, introduction, numerous illustrations, portraits. Sub-title: A History of the Great United States Criminal Court at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and of Crime and Criminals in the Indian Territory, and the Trial and Punishment Thereof Before His Honor Judge Isaac C. Parker, "The Terror of Law-Breakers", and by the Courts of Said Territory, Embracing the Leading Sentences and Charges to Grand and Petit Juries Delivered by the World Famous Jurist..... "An important source book, all the statistical part of the book, the biographical sketches of those connected with the court and the transcriptions from the court records, were the work of C.P. Sterns and are said to be scrupulously accurate. The same cannot be said of all the narrative written by Harman."---Graff 1785. "Exceedingly rare. The rare original has become a collectors item and is the chief source of practically every book and feature story on the old court and Oklahoma outlaws.... The first edition was soon exhausted because of the reputation of Judge Parker's court.... The book contains much material on the outlaws of Indian Territory who were tried and condemned in Parker's court."---Ramon Adams(1969). "....the great book about Judge Isaac Parker and his federal court at Fort Smith. One of the Dalton brothers was killed while serving as a deputy for the judge and, of course, there is much on outlaws and peace and peace officers."---Jeff Dykes in Rare Western Outlaw Books. Lightly chipped along front fore-edge, spine ends reinforced with archival tape, else a very good, clean copy housed in a cloth slipcase. A rare and important work.

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        Autographed Typed Letter from Susan B. Anthony on the Stationery of the National American Woman Suffrage Association to Helen Pillsbury Cogswell, the daughter of Pillsbury Cogswell. Dated 19 December 1898. Includes the letter's envelope

      Rochester, NY, 1898. Letter. Near Fine. Letter. One page letter, signed "Susan B. Anthony". Letter and envelope are both in very nice shape. The letter has only some light edge wear, and there is some slight postal soiling to the envelope. In this letter, Anthony informs Cogswell that she has just received "some of the huge volumes of my biography" and notes that she will be dispatching a set to her shortly, "in memory of your dear father, mother and husband, and recognition of your own splendid services to them and to the world." She goes on to note that as they worked together on the book, her biographer, Mrs. Ida Husted Harper, would frequently say, "I do hope Mr. Pillsbury will live to read what I have said about him." Unfortunately, Parker Pillsbury died before the first two volumes of Anthony's biography were completed. Years before, Pillsbury, Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton had formed what Anthony previously referred to as "the Revolutionary trio" for their long-time and very close association working on the entwined causes of abolition and suffrage which they began as Garrisonians in the 1850s. Later in 1868, bitter and furious with the traditional abolitionists over their refusal to include women's suffrage in what would become the Fifteenth Amendment-something that Stanton described as "stand[ing] aside and see[ing] 'Sambo' walk into the kingdom [of civil rights] first"-the trio began publishing a weekly periodical, Revolution, which forcefully advocated for women's suffrage as well as addressed a number of related issues including birth control, divorce, prostitution, and abortion (which, probably to the surprise of many today, they regarded as infanticide). Pillsbury remained active in the suffrage movement until his death in 1898 at age 88. Anthony concludes her letter with an invitation to Cogswell for "a whole week's or month's visit.

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        Le carnet de campagne du commandant Giraud - documents recueillis, classes et mis en ordre par le commandant Grandin

      Paris: Tequi, first edition , 1898. xii and 295 pages. Quarter black calf and marbled boards. Tulard NBC 629 addendum. Fiero 633 for Napoleon's Italian campaign. Giraud enlisted in the 9th Battalion of the Var in September 1792 and rose from the ranks serving in the same regiment (which became the 166th demi-brigade and then the 69th line regiment) until he was fatally wounded in 1813.

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        Handy Royal Atlas of Modern Geography.

      Edinburgh and London: W. & A. K. Johnston, 1898. - Folio, (15 x 10 ½ inches). 52 fine chromolithographed maps, including frontispiece "North Polar Chart" (a few pale marginal stains). Original publisher's burgundy half morocco, lettered in gilt, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one, all edges gilt (extremities rubbed). Provenance: From the distinguished library of Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), his sale, Sotheby's, October 18, 2005. With the ink stamp: "F. J. Walker, Mezzo-Monte, Cannes, France to endpapers. Second edition, reduced and with new information from the original 1861 edition. With a dedication to the Prince of Wales rather than Queen Victoria, and revised to reflect the political and territorial changes that had occurred. "The modified boundaries of Greece and Turkey consequent on the recent war. The respective leased territories of Britain, Germany, and Russia in China; the newly settled boundary between Afghanistan and Baluchistan, with the finally adjusted boundary of the Pamir between Russia and Britain; the route of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the principal names mentioned in connection with the recent frontier war in North-West India. In Western Australia all the chief mining centres and latest travellers' routes. On the Nile, the military railway laid across the Nubian Desert by the British and Egyptian Expedition. In Abyssinia and Somali Land the new treaty boundaries as agreed to by Menelek and Great Britain, France, and Italy. In West Africa the new boundaries limiting the Royal Niger Company Territory, agreed on by Great Britain and France. The new divisional arrangements of the Dominion of Canada, and the names connected with the different routes to the Klondike goldfields. Since the Map of West India Islands was printed Spain has ceded Cuba and Puerto Rico to the United States. The northern boundary of Paraguay with Bolivia, as also the modified boundary of North Argentine and Chile. The route taken by Dr. Nansen in the Fram, and subsequent homeward return journey. Recent exploration in Franz Joseph Land, exhibiting considerable changes in the delineation of that region" (from the Preface). Includes several nice maps of Australia and New Zealand, showing colonial boundaries and territories. Two have insets of Tasmania and the Cape York Peninsula. There are also a number of maps showing the United States: one showing the whole country, and the others split up into "North Eastern Sheet" (with an inset of Maine), "South Eastern Sheet" (with an inset of "The Atlantic States Between Boston & Philadelphia"), "Central Sheet," and "Western Sheet." Other maps include: "West India Islands and Central America" and two maps of South America ("Northern Sheet" and "Southern Sheet"), one with an inset of the Galapagos Islands. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS144. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Visits of Constance (Three Albums)

      1898-1920 1898 - I: 25 by 31 cm, oblong, 58 pp. Covering years 1898 to 1901. II: 32 by 43 cm, oblong. Covering years 1902 to 1905. 61 pp. III: 33 by 43 cm, oblong. 60 pp. following by blank card leaves. Covers years 1907 to 19120s (latter part is more scattered).Among the watercolors are two by Charles Crombie, both of the rules of golf, a few years before he had similar work published in his "Rules of Golf", and two by Henry J. Ford. With approx. 67 watercolors, 38 pen and ink and 6 pencil drawings. (These elude a precise count since the images are sometimes a collage and thus a matter of opinion whether they represent discrete illustrations. In just one instance, we counted as a single pen and ink drawing a group that might as easily be regarded as a dozen individual drawings. Some of the items might appropriately be described as vignettes or cameos; when there are a few of these, all somehow related, on a single page, we count them as just one. When a picture carries over onto two pages, we count that as one. The watercolors generally have some pen and ink work, but the result reads as a watercolor painting. Among the works tallied as pen and ink illustrations are a few with a small quotient of color, including watercolor. Since in our judgment the pen and ink aspect of these pieces dominates, we treat them as pen and ink.)These are a remarkable set of three albums chronicling weekend visits to numerous grand country homes during the Edwardian Age. The compiler, Constance Jardine, was a cinch as a popular guest, blessed with good looks, connections, talent, and one can surmise, charm and an ingratiating personality. She was clearly someone who reveled in the comforts and privileges that were a part of the whole way of life that was soon to unravel with the upheavals brought on by the First World War, death taxes and the whole reordering of society that went along with "modernity". These disruptions figure into the latter part of the third album, as the entries change in character and the organizing principle no longer centers around particular weekend jaunts. But until that point, the albums can be enjoyed by us as pure escapism to Jardine’s milieu. If you ask us, Jardine invites us to do that, just as she must have enthusiastically shared her albums with her hosts and fellow guests. One can picture her producing the album in progress at tea, or perhaps by a fireside on a rainy day, letting others leaf through its pages, and exhorting them to contribute a clever verse, a funny drawing, or simply their autograph.Hers was the rarefied world now popularly recreated with the hit serial series, Downton Abbey. Or was it? Downton Abbey and other fictional works like it offer a very loose parallel, since there were layers and divisions within that "world". Never do we encounter Royalty in the albums, nor were the parties overflowing with dukes, viscounts, prime ministers or other ranking cabinet members. Constance’s itinerary did not take in the most magnificent and storied of estates – places like Woburn Abbey, Chatsworth, Castle Howard or Blenheim – and some of the homes look comparatively modest. Rather, the album covers what we might regard as the more ordinary rich at play. There are a handful of the genuinely fame, but most could probably have walked across Trafalgar Square without causing heads to turn. In the context of social history, this is part of the value of these albums; they offer us a glimpse on the upper class of that time and place akin to what we might find in a Henry James or John Galsworthy novel, but without being mediated by an author who has molded the material to fit his own literary ends. In this far more expansive layer of the upper crust it was not conceivable that everyone knew everyone else, even by reputation, but the pleasures of social life were just as great, if not more so, than the pageantry of a weekend where the guest list was culled down to the "cream" of society, and where some of the fizzle was from the del

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        REMINGTON'S FRONTIER SKETCHES

      Chicago - Akron - New York: The Werner Company, [1898]., 1898. First edition. Oblong 8vo. 12 3/4" x 9 3/4" cream colored, pictorial paper over beveled boards, aeg, [3] pp., "Introduction" by George S. Rowe, fifteen plates with protective parchment title tissues. Covers lightly soiled, text block and illustrated plates are clean and bright, else a very good, tight, square copy housed in a cloth slipcase with titles stamped in gold gilt on a leather label that is affixed to the spine. HOWES R200. DYKES: REMINGTON 327.

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        Among my Books. Papers on Literary Subjects by the Following Writers: Augustine Birrell, Andrew Lang [etc] With a Preface by H D Trail

      London: Eliot Stock, 1898 Book. Very Good. Full-Leather. Signed by Author(s). x, [1] pp 2-158 An extra illustrated copy of the first reprint of Henry Duff Traill's collection of book collectors' essays from the year of its original publication, 1898. The volume has been custom bound in tan calf with gilt decoration and inner dentelles and green coated endpapers, rubbed, in order to accommodate the inserted manuscript material. The upper hinge and joint are very tender indeed. A book label which may identify the extra-illustrator appears on the first pastedown: 'Ex Libris C. C. Cunningham' although the volume may in fact have been compiled by the book's editor. The first section of manuscript material appears, mounted on new page stubs, bound in, after the title page. This begins with a letter from Traill on 'Literature' headed paper (July 4 [18]98) paper to his publisher, Elliot Stock, alerting them to the copy he is sending them for the preface of 'the reprint of "Among my Books"' and a request for a proof. A draft reply from the publishers is also included. Traill's preface runs to fifteen manuscript pages, written in black ink on sheets of paper that have been folded in order to accommodate them within the book. This is corrected throughout and concludes with Traill's initials. As editor and a long practised writer Traill appears to have submitted what is in effect a corrected first draft of his preface to his publishers. This appears to conform to the printed version which appears in this edition of the book. The essay is conceived as a response by Traill to criticism of the first edition, principally against the claim by 'captious critics' that the contributors could have been inspired by 'a review read in a railway train or a novel lying on a club table'. Over its 15 manuscript pages Traill goes to some lengths to demonstrate that 'the association with the library is not, I think, difficult to trace.' Percy Fitzgerald's galley proofs for his essay 'Pickwick' are also bound in on new page stubs before the printed version of the essay at the other end of the book, in which he enlarges upon the peculiar enthusiasm of the English reading public (and its besotted author) for Mr Pickwick: 'The oddity... is that no other work of Boz's has had this fruitfulness'. Fitzgerald is particularly interested in the genesis of the story as well as the bibliographical niceties surrounding its publication and enlarges on both in his heavily augmented proofs. There are three folded galley proof sheets; each emphatically corrected and augmented. Even in the first paragraph Fitzgerald bolsters his argument by adding a list of recent critics: 'Mr Land, Professor Ward, Rimmer, Frost, Hughes, Kitton, Ashby, Sterry, Englishmen [struck out] American as well as English, all have expatiated on the subject'. The largest interpolation comes close to the end of the essay with a 150 word addition to the text on the relationship between Pickwick and 'Boz's own experiences'. Additionally there are the usual corrections of spelling and punctuation throughout. Fitzgerald shows that he had second thoughts about the conclusion of the essay, removing his final printed sentence from the galley and indicating the fact to the publisher. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. .

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        Animate creation, edited by Joseph B. Holder

      New York: Selmar Hess, 1898. Wood, John George (1827-89). Animate creation . . . revised and adapted to American zoology by Joseph B. Holder. 3 vols. in 6, large 4to. Multi-vol. set. 34 chromolithographed and 68 uncolored wood-engraved plates; numerous text illustrations. New York: Selmar Hess, [1898]. 319 x 241 mm. Original publisher&#39;s half morocco, title elaborately gilt-stamped on front covers, slightly rubbed. Occasional very minor dampstaining, otherwise fine.</p><p> Second American edition of this popular work, first issued under the title The Illustrated Natural History (London, 1851-53) and often reprinted. Wood was a highly successful popularizer of natural history; "to him was due the impulse that, coming at the right moment, turned public attention to the subject, while not a few naturalists . . . owe[d] their first inspiration to his writings" (DNB). Wood, p. 635. Nissen, Zoologische Buchillustration, 4449. </p>

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        A Treatise on Universal Algebra with Applications.

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1898 - Quarto, Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards double ruled in blind. Boards a little scuffed; an excellent copy. First edition. Vol I [all published] of the author's first book. Whitehead, an English mathematician and philosopher, is best known as the defining figure of the philosophical school known as process philosophy. The volume is divided into seven books: in Book I the general principles of the subject are discussed; Book II is devoted to the Algebra of Symbolic Logic; Book III deals with general principles of addition and the theory of a positional manifold; Book IV discusses principles of the Calculus of Extension. The final three books are devoted to the Calculus of Extension in relation to the theory of forces in a positional manifold of three dimensions, non-Euclidean geometry and the ordinary Euclidean space of three dimensions. Church 99.1 (with reference to Book II); Risse II, 142. [Attributes: First Edition]

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