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        The War of the Worlds

      Heinemann, UK 1898 - 1st Edition 1898. 3rd state without adverts. Book is very good and quite bright. Boards lightly marked in places. Contents good. Name to endpaper. Page edges a little dusty and lightly foxed. Endpapers with repaired cracking in a nice tight binding. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 5088 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

      Heinemann - London 1898 - First edition, Very Good condition. Solid copy, light board staining, minimal foxing, cracked and repaired hinges. Third state with a 32 page rear catalog. Original grey cloth with publisher's monogram stamped in black on the rear board. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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        Internationales Kaiser-Jubilaums-Schachturnier Wien 1898

      Wien: Verlag des Wiener Schach-Club, 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. . First Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Lost Illusions - 1

      George Barrie & Son, Philadelphia 1898 - "Limited to one thousand complete copies. No. 515". Red boards. 359 pages. Includes 5 tissue-guarded monochrome etchings: IN FINOT'S OFFICE/ MME. DE BARGETON, DU CHATELET, AND LUCIEN/ MME. DE BARGETON'S BOUDOIR/ MME. D'ESPARD'S BOX/ L'ARCHER DU CHARLES IX. (Vol. 8 only of Provincial Life ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carol's Cache]
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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

      Published by Chapman and Hall, London 1898 - , xxiv, 774 pages, illustrated with numerous black and white photographs, plus 15 maps (some folding) First Edition , slightly sunned and marked at spine, boards clean with bright gilt, occasional light spots at margins but overall clean inside, first large map has a few small edge tears of which 2 have been neatly repaired, the other two large maps have a closed tear from inner edge into map but no loss, the book is in very good condition , red cloth with gilt titles Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        DIZIONARIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ICONOGRAFICO della Repubblica di San Marino, contenente le indicazioni delle opere pubblicate in varie lingue, con note illustrative, biografiche, rettificative. Preceduto da un Balsonario e da una carta topografica.

      s.n.,, Paris, 1898 - gr. vol. in-4 gr., pp. XXVI, 321, (2), belliss. leg. edit. m. pelle e tela rossa, con gr. fregio in oro al piatto ant. con lo stemma di San Marino, tit. oro al d. Risguardi in carta dec. Tagli spruzzati. Front. a due colori. Antip. a colori con modelli di uniformi proprie di San marino. Il blasonario è comprensivo di 3 tavv. a colori, protette da veline, raff. gli stemmi del patriziato locale. Con una carta topogr. della Repubblica su doppio foglio. Con tavv. a colori raff. onoreficenze proprie dello Stato e altre tavv. e figg. n.t. con vedute, monumenti, quadri, etc. Opera non venale e stampata in soli 50 esempl. Rarissima. Splendido esempl. [488]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        The Cruise of the "Cachalot" Round the World after Sperm Whales

      London: Smith, Elder, 1898. 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 . 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

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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.

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses

      London and New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1898. With Thirty Illustrations by the Author. Octavo. Contemporary blue half morocco by J. & E. Bumpus, spine gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edge gilt. Original green cloth bound in at rear. Frontispiece, 12 plates, 18 head- and tailpieces. Bookplate of William Saunders, dated 1904, to front pastedown and of E. Hubert Litchfield to front free endpaper. Endpapers tanned from turn-ins. An excellent copy. First edition of this collection of poetry, first published in an edition of 500 copies on 11 December 1898. Wessex Poems includes works written between 1865 and 1897, of which only four pieces had been previously published.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lettres de deces DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Brussels, [letters date from 1898-1937]. 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.& &

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        A Man From The North

      John Lane, London, 1898-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed by Author. Scarce signed first printing of author's debut novel. Author's signature appears on half title page.Bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Publisher's gilt logo on rear cover.265pp + 12pp publisher's catalog. Rough cut fore- and bottom edges. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and light soiling to covers. Traces of removal of bookplate are visible on front pastedown. Binding is detaching at rear hinge. Front hinge is cracked. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Name of Roger Ashley penned on rear pastedown. Enoch Arnold Bennett was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film. Laid in are clippings from Dallas Texas News, March 27, 1931, announcing the author's death. Shipped in box with tracking number.

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        Hints on the management of hawks [.] to which is added practical falconry, chapters historical and descriptive.

      London, Horace Cox, 1898. - 8vo. With 11 full-page black and white plates and 42 numbered black and white illustrations in text. VII, 268 pp. Including errata-slip tipped-in at end. Original gilt green cloth. Second edition of Harting's manual on the management of hawks and a historical and descriptive explanation on practical falconry. For this edition, the author has not merely revised the original text, but has made considerable additions to it, as well as to the illustrations. With plates and illustrations showing a hooded falcon on block, heron hawking, kite hawking with jerfalcons, the falconer's knot, a falcon in flight, etc. The first edition of this work appeared in 1884 with the same publisher. "Not recommended for the beginner [.] Much interesting material collected from various sources, particularly the instructions for hawk catching" (Barber). - Binding rubbed; first and last leaves slightly foxed and the usual browning, pasted bookplate and manuscript entry on blank recto of plate facing title-page. Good copy of this manual on practical falconry and the management of hawks. Barber 7. OCLC 23929448. Cf. Harting 80 (first edition). Schwerdt I, 233 (first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MA PETITE VILLE . LE MIRACLE DE BRETAGNE . UN VEUVAGE D'AMOUR.-

      Société Française d 'éditions d'Art .- L.- Henry May , Éditeur, Paris - 1898 - premier tirage de l ' illustrations qui comprend 9 eaux - fortes coloriés au pochoir d'après Manuel Orazi , gravées par Frédéric Massé , dont 6 hors - texte , une couverture illustrée et imprimée or et , 6 vignettes de Léon Rudincki. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés : celui - ci un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial , ( Nº 13 ) contenant 2 états , sur Chine et sur Japon .- Plein maroquin havane , encadrement de filets dorés et de un listel mosaiqué de maroquin marron sur le premier plat .Orné aux angles de motifs dorés .Couverture originale conservée . Très bel exemplaire . Size: Grand in 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE OPEN BOAT AND OTHER TALES OF ADVENTURE

      New York: Doubleday & McClure Co.,. 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-336,. original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark green and silver.. Just a touch of rubbing to silver stamping and minor bubbling of. cloth on front panel, a fine copy. In a custom half leather slipcase. (some rubbing to spine panel). A very attractive copy. (#79733). First edition. Crane's best collection of short fiction, including several of his most powerful and best known stories. "The Open Boat," one of Crane's finest short stories, "was based upon his own experiences on his way to Cuba as a correspondent during the filibustering expeditions preceding the Cuban War. The emotions and reactions of four men in an open boat after a wreck are given with an insight and a fidelity to fact that makes the story memorable." - Quinn, American Fiction, p. 536. The collection also contains several tales based on Crane's western trip in 1895 to Mexico via Nebraska, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, including his archetypal "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," in which the mythical Old West yields to the reality of civilization. The fine "Death and the Child," a war story set during the Turko-Greek War in 1897, is "clearly a version of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, which it resembles in the incident of panicky flight, in its implication of nature in a drama of self discovery, and in its imagery of the psychological distress that motivates the hero. But it is also like "The Open Boat" in that its protagonist is in a measure -- up to the moment of panic -- introspective and contemplative." - James B. Colvert, "Stephen Crane," DLB 12 (1982), p. 122. BAL 4079 (noted spine imprint A, no priority established). Wright (III) 1256.

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        A BAS ZOLA. 16 PORTRAITS A CHARGES.

      s. e.,, Paris, 1898 - 17 pp. non paginees. in-4, Relie plein-chagrin brun, dos lisse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Open Boat

      New York: Doubleday & McClure. 1898. First. First edition. Tiny crease to the corner of a few pages near the end of the book, and the silver decoration a trifle worn at the base of the spine, a nice, near fine copy with boards designed by American Arts and Crafts designer Will Bradley. An important collection of stories including the title story, a masterpiece of naturalism based on Crane's own harrowing experience of being shipwrecked while on his way to cover the war in Cuba (an experience which probably once and for all destroyed his already fragile health). The collection also includes "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" which was the basis for one-half of the two-part film Face to Face featuring Robert Preston. Increasingly scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dictionnaire Analogique & Etymologique Des Idiomes Meridionaux Qui Sont Parles Depuis Nice Jusqu'a Bayonne Et Depuis Les Pyrenees Jusqu'au Centre De La France

      H. Welter, 1898-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1344 pages. binding has failed, but all pages are present. Spine covering is missing. Text is clean. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. Both boards detached and present.

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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.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        "Wollhalsgeier" originale Ölstudie auf Malpappe ca. 63x48cm; rechts unten betitelt und datiert "5.3.1898" und nachträglich bezeichnet "C. Tooby"; rückseitig mit altem Aufkleber "Künstler, Titel und Maße"

      . Die Ränder der Pappe stärker bestoßen und mit Spuren alter Rahmung, teilweise kleinere Kratzspuren und an der oberen, rechten Kante neben dem Geier stark krakeliert mit kleineren Abplatzungen..

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        The Nigger of the Narcissus

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - A very good copy, inoriginal slate-grey, the lettering on the backstrap and device on the front cover in gilt. The H in Heinemann on the bachstrap uniform with the other letters, edges rough trimmed. With 4pp of publishers advertisements, forming signature s2 and 32 pp of publishers ads tipped in, Ralph Smith bookplate. Purchased at auction 1973. Digital photos available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Nigger of the "Narcissus". A Tale of the Sea.

      London, William Heinemann, 1898 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. A couple of light marks to the title page, an excellent copy. First published English edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." A Tale of the Sea.

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - Conrad, Joseph. THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." A Tale of the Sea. London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. 8vo., 259pp. + 36 pages of ads at the rear, 2 pages of reviews prior to the half title. First Edition, Second Impression. The copyright page prints: "First Edition 1897 / New Impression 1898". Publisher's slate gray cloth gilt lettered on the spine, the publisher's name in 3 mm high capital letters in gold at the tail; the publisher's gold life preserver enclosing the book title embossed as an ornament on the upper cover. A very good bright copy, the front fly leaf neatly restored, the text block clean & free of blemish. A very uncommon issue published April, 1898 originally published in 1897 in the U.S. as THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika. Seine wirtschaftliche Erschliessung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Nutzbarmachung des Wassers. Bericht über das Ergebnis einer im Auftrage des "Syndikates für Bewässerungsanlagen in Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika" durch das Herero- und Gross-Namaland unternommenen Reise.

      Bln., Dietrich Reimer, 1898. - Large 8vo. XX+237 pp. With 28 plts. (incl. 11 fold. maps in rear envelope). Bibliogr., index. Hardcover. Or. green cloth with gilt lettering on front & spine. VG/--. (Spine ends, joints & lower edges sl. rubbed). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force An Episode of Frontier War . With maps, plans, etc.

      London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898 - Octavo, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper cover with panel in blind lettered gilt, black endpapers. Very slghtly soiled, head and tail of the spine a little crumpled, corners a touch bumped, front hinge just exposed after the free endpaper, some light browning, contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, inked ownership stamp to the verso of the frontispiece, a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait and 6 maps, 4 of them folding and coloured, 4 full-page. First edition, home issue, only printing, second state of Churchill's first book, this copy with the errata slip at p.1, catalogue dated 3/98. Relates his exploits with the Malakand field force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897, based on Churchill's despatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail. As Churchill was still in India when the book was published, the final editing was undertaken by his uncle Moreton Frewen, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie's elder sister, resulting in numerous small errors which were corrected the following year in the Silver Library edition. Cohen A1.1.b; Woods A1a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London. Longmans, Green and Co., 1898, 1898. Colonial Issue of Churchill's first book. Intended for sale in India and the Colonies. 8vo. Original publisher's olive green cloth decorated in black, titled in gilt to spine. Clean and sharp, slightly rippled to rear panel. A very handsome copy. Frontis. portrait of Major-General Blood, with tissue guard, two colour folding maps and four full page map plates. Internally clean, contemporary magazine images of Chakdara Bridge and the Malakand Pass stuck to the front and rear pastedowns. Ownership blind stamp to fly which has pinholed the flyleaf at one point. There is an ink ownership to the front fly which has been crossed out. The lower edge of the page block has suffered very marginal damp staining, the remnants of which can be seen on the lower margins of the maps (due to their being printed on slightly coated paper). Altogether a handsome copy, very good indeed. WSC's literary debut concerns the military action on the Northwest Frontier (an area now part of Pakistan), in 1897. Churchill participated in the campaign as a second lieutenant in the cavalry; he volunteered for the post, having become bored of playing polo in India. Woods A1(a)

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        Malakand Field Force.

      London, Longman's and Co. 1898 - First edition, first issue lacking errata slip. Publisher's pale green cloth, a little rubbed and discoloured in places. Bumped to spine ends, light edgewear, a handsome, very good copy, a little dusty but shows very well. Internally clean and bright, some very light sporadic spotting. Folding maps and plates present. Bearing the gift stamp and inscription of E.R. Hoare, Lieutentant and later A.D.C. of the 21st Empress of India's Lancers, with whom Churchill charged at the battle of Omdurman whilst on the campaign detailed in this volume.Frontispiece portrait trimmed at margins for some reason, tissue guard wanting, although traces remain. A very respectable copy of an extremely rare book in any state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force

      Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1898 - The Colonial issue of the first edition. This edition, intended for sale in India and the Colonies, used the same printing plates as the first home issue, so has all the same errors. It is bound in pictorial grey cloth. Latest estimates are that about 1100 of these were issued clothbound . The survival rate is low and most are in poor condition from the tropical climates in which they were sold. 336 pages, 6 maps, no catalogues at rear. here is a well above average copy of this fragile issue. The pictorial front cover is clean and bright, one tiny dark smudge and a barely visible circular stain near top edge. The spine is still nicely rounded and has bright gilt but does have anumber of small spots and iw rinkled at the ends but no wear or losses. The rear cover has some minor stains only. The original endpapers are intact but lightly browned, no inscriptions. The binding is firm and the foredges even with some scattered spots. The maps are all present with tissue guards but the map at p. 146 was misfolded in the past so has a rough outer edge. Contents clean. (ICS A1ab) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Longmans, Green and Co., London 1898 - This is an extremely attractive and well-preserved ex-library copy of the British first edition with interesting provenance. The Story of the Malakand Field Force is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and 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." With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both elusive and desirable. 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. This copy of the first edition, only printing is interesting for several reasons. First is the provenance. The front pastedown bears the decorative bookplate of "Col. F.W. Blood 1941". The ffep is inked in five lines: "Presented by / Col. F.W. Blood / Commemorate his 60 years' / Connection with the Cheshire Regiment / Oct. 1941". We believe "F.W." to be Frederick William and know that a Col. F.W. "Fred" Blood was a relation of Sir Bindon Blood - to whom this book is dedicated and whose portrait appears at the frontispiece. We found record of 1934 correspondence from Sir Bindon Blood to another family member referring to Col. F.W. Blood as working on updating the family pedigree. Both Sir Bindon and Col. F.W. Blood were then living "at Birkenhead". Chester - home of the library from whence this copy came - is proximate to Birkenhead. Second, although this book is ex-library, it is in superior overall condition. Though it is rebound, it was rebound in an apple green cloth that faithfully echoes the original and the gilt spine title and author stamping are done in the same style as the original binding, including the gilt double rules that bracket the title. Condition is very good indeed. The apple green cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with light wear confined to spine ends and corners and one tiny abrasion at the upper rear hinge. The sole exterior ex-library mark is a five-digit library number inked in black to the lower spine. The contents are bright and clean. The rear-catalogue has not been retained, but all maps and plans, as well as the frontispiece and errata slip, remain present and fully intact. The spotting endemic to this edition is nearly absent, with only a trivial scattering of intermittent spotting within. The page edges were trimmed and deckled red when it was rebound. Within the text we find only a single ex-library mark - a small circular "Chester Public Library" stamp at the upper right corner of page 1. A "Withdrawn for sale" stamp on the blank title page verso is date stamped "21 April 1961". The original Chester Public Library card pocket is tipped in at the ffep, with a small pink card of the Library store in the pocket. The only other ex-library mark we find is 4 x 2.5 inch sticker bearing a printed number pasted to lower rear pastedown. What may have been a previous owner name but is no longer readable has been removed from the upper half-title. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force

      Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1898 - This is the 3rd printing of the Colonial edition, November 1898. This is a bibliographically significant book, as this is the earliest dated appearance of the corrected text, also used in the Silver Library edition of 1899, which most believe to be the first correct text edition. Cohen argues convincingly that it is unlikely that the Colonial edition actually went on sale before the home issue in the Silver Library. Now 337 pages instead of 336 as in the first edition. Cohen A1.4.a, see Lamgworth p. 19. Binding firm, contents clean, except for a brown line on p. 30, small owner name on endpaper. Covers clean, spine tanned with some chips at spine ends. (ICS A1ab) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cuba In War Time

      R. H. RUSSELL, NEW YORK 1898 - All original dust jacket which appears to be 1/4 taller than required. Thus some overlapping and wrinkles of dust jacket at top small chip from rear dj; gift gift pencil inscription to front end page "G.H.Perkins from Howard Christmas "97 and bookplate; otherwise Books as new unread condition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1898 EDITION: 143 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hunting Trips in the Caucasus

      London: Rowland Ward, , 1898. Octavo (218 × 156 mm) Contemporary tan pigskin on linen boards, title gilt to spine. Frontispiece and numerous illustrations from the author's photographs, folding coloured map in end-pocket. Armorial bookplate of Colonel Gerard F.T. Leather of Middleton Hall, Belford to the front pastedown. A little rubbed, lower joint slightly split, but overall very good. First edition. "Hunting on the sprawling hunting preserve of Grand Duke Mikhailovitch, the author bagged tûr near the Kisha River, with additional hunts after ollen and aurochs. In the Urushten Valley, he stalked ibex and bears. On a second trip the following summer, and accompanied by English physician Dr. H.D. Levick, Demidoff hunted antelopes and ibex in the Araxes Valley. A third journey was made in autumn 1896 with Levick, Mrs. Demidoff, and St. George Littledale forming the party. In the Kouban district, tûr were hunted. Curiously Demidoff only wrote the first segment of this book, the rest penned by Levick but without credit given to him on the tile page." (Czech) Uncommon.

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        THE FOREST LOVERS A ROMANCE

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1898.. Distinctive green cloth, with overall decorative stamping in darker green, lettered in gilt. Extremities a bit rubbed, bookplate of collector Paul Lemperley and some relevant clippings inserted by him in back, else a fine copy, in a good example of the very scarce printed dust jacket (see below). Half morocco slipcase (a bit corner worn). First edition, first issue, of the author's fourth and best known book, distinguished by the presence of the original printed dust jacket. The jacket is somewhat tanned and worn, and was backed with tissue by Lemperly so it is somewhat rippled; there's a closed tear across the lower corner of the rear panel, and a large diagonal chip at the toe of the spine, affecting part of the price and a corner of the publisher's device. It is, nonetheless, not a jacket that is frequently seen. NCBEL IV:601.

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        Cézanne au beret devant un chevalet. (Cézanne wearing a beret before an Easel)

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1898. Lithograph printed in gray. One of 200 impressions intended for L'Album d'estampes orginales de la Galerie Vollard.& 323 x 278 mm on sheet size. 635 x 470 mm.& Ingres d'Arches paper watermarked MBM.& Venturi, 1158; Melot C7, Johnson, 24. Some wrinkling on the outer margins. Printed by Clot.

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        Cézanne au beret devant un chevalet. (Cézanne wearing a beret before an Easel).

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard. 1898 - Lithograph printed in gray. One of 200 impressions intended for L'Album d'estampes orginales de la Galerie Vollard.323 x 278 mm on sheet size. 635 x 470 mm.Ingres d'Arches paper watermarked MBM.Venturi, 1158; Melot C7, Johnson, 24. Some wrinkling on the outer margins. Printed by Clot.

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        MANUAL DE ICTIOLOGIA MARINA. Concretado a las especies alimenticias conocidas en las costas de España e Islas Baleares.

      - mprenta de la Viuda e Hija de Gomez Fuentenebro, Madrid, 1898. Primera edicion. Castellano Pág: XI-275 26x17 Ilustrado con 15 laminas reproduciendo 70 especies de peces y 20 figuras en el texto. dedicatoria manuscrita del autor a un amigo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1898

      London The Zoological Society of London 1898. VG : in Very Good condition. Ex lib with library stamps to front and rear and in library binding. Spine sunned. Covers lightly rubbed. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Original paper covers bound in to the rear First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xxiii, 1091pp + ads. Sixty-six plates (hand-coloured and chromolithigraphic); many figures within the text.

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        Catalogue of Books, Early Newspapers, and Pamphlets, on Mormonism. Collected by the late Mr. William Berrian

      (New York: V.H. Everson, Print.. 1898). First. First edition. Octavo. 48pp., inserted slip on orange paper from George Berrian soliciting bids for the collection. Stapled printed glazed buff wrappers. A little foxing on the wrappers and a trifle offset on the rear wrap, a nice, near fine copy. Soon after the Collection was acquired by the New York Public Library. A very nice copy. .

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        THE BEETLE A Mystery

      Skeffington & Son, London 1898 - Marsh's supernatural horror story for which he is compared favourably with Wilkie Collins and Bram Stoker. Tissue-guarded frontis and three futher illustrations in b/w. Each of the four sections, or Books, introduced with an engraved headpiece. Red cloth worn along edges, esp at top and base of spine. Browning to endpapers but text free from foxing. Book block a little shaken but binding holds; no loose leaves. Pencilled inscription to half-title: To Sir Frederick from Amy Clarke. 351pp plus enthusiastic press reviews. All profits to Amnesty International. Size: 13cm - 19cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia de la Santa A.M. Iglesia de Santiago de Compostela

      - Historia. (27) Santiago. 1898 8º d.m. 11 VOLÚMENES. Encuadernación en PIEL tapa dura artesanal con lomo estampado. López Ferreiro, Antonio 1837-1910. Imp. y Enc. del Seminario Conciliar Central. Con grab. interc. CR2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A propos d'Eusapia Paladino. - Les séances de Montfort-l'Amaury (25-28 juillet 1897). - Compte rendu, photographies, témoignages et commentaires.

      Société d'Editions scientifiques, Paris 1898 - In-8 de XXX-280 pp.; broché, couverture imprimée. Un des 6 exemplaires de tête sur Japon, celui-ci n° 2 imprimé pour M. Blech en souvenir et remerciement des soirées de Montfort-L'Amaury. Un Ex-Libris imprimé en première garde. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PART Of The CREW, U. S. S. BEAR in 1898. Relive [sic] Expedition on the Ice, at Point Barrow. Copy by H. Blair

      [Pt Barrow]:. 1898.. Photograph: 7-3/8" x 9-5/8". Mount: 7-3/4" x 10-1/4".. Mounted on grey-brown card stock, with hand-inked caption in lower left of image.. A bit of fading/yellowing, but not excessively so. Upper left corner. beginning to lift. Rear with label, penciled thereon: "This is. original photo --". Overall, Very Good.. This photograph portrays 10 of the Bear's crew that undertook the memorable 1898 overland expedition that mushed 2000 miles from Nunivak Island to Cape Barrow to relieve 275 starving men from crews of ice-bound whalers. A much more detailed account of this heroic effort can be read on the US Navy History web site.

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        Documents D'Atelier; Art Decoratif Moderne

      NP n/d - 2 volumes. Sm. folio. 1) (1re Serie). Paris. 1898. Librairie des Arts Decoratifs & Industriels. 6 pages of text and 60 loose plates in blue cloth portfolio with ties and cover plate. Gilt lettering to spine. "Album con tenant 60 planches en couleurs fac-simile d'aquarelles. 200 Modeles Nouveaux pour les Industries D'Art: Architecture, Meubles, Ceramique, Orfevrerie, Bijouterie, Tissus, etc. Composes par MM. Bonnier, Emil Cause, Edme Couty, J. Dampt, Ch. Genuys, R. Lalique, Marius Michel, Mucha, H. Nocq, Plumet, V. Prouve, E. Robert, Rudnicki, A. Sandier, Selmersheim, Tourette, etc., etc. Preface par Gustave Larroumet". Text in French. In very good condition. 2) (2me Serie). Paris. 1899. Librairie Rouam. List of plates and 60 loose plates in three-quarter cloth over green paper covered boards portfolio with ties. Gilt lettering to cover and spine. Decorated flaps. Outer flap detached but present. Minor staining and scuffing to boards. Some rubbing to corners and slight bumping to parts of top and bottom edges. "Album contenant 60 planches en couleurs fac-simile d'aquarelles. Modeles Nouveaux pour les Industries D'Art. Architecture, Meubles, Ceramique, Orfevrerie, Bijouterie, Tissus, etc. Composes par MM. Bastard, L. Bigaux, L. Chalon, G. Combaz. Edme Couty, J. Dampt, Georges-Jean, A. Giraldon, Hector Guimard, A. ledru, C. Lefebure, Aug. Lepere, Lucien Magne, L. Majorelle, A. Mucha, Ed. Niermans, Ch. Plumet, V. Prouve, E. Robert, P.-J. Ruban, L. Rudnicki, A. Sandier, Pierre Selmersheim, Ed. Tapissier, R. Wiener, Ph. Wolfers, etc., etc. Deuxieme Serie. Text in French. Map in good, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        LA MISSION LYONNAISE D'EXPLORATION COMMERCIALE EN CHINE 1895-1897

      A. Rey et Cie, Imprimeurs, Lyon, 1898. Softcover. Fair. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Text is in French. Small number written lightly on front free endpage and front pastedown. Binding is broken in several places, but all pages are attached. Spine cover chipped and cracked length wise.. Pages aged. Bumping to text-block. Light soiling to edges of text-block. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Wraps detached and lightly soiled. Wraps bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Wraps tanned with small closed tears and chipping to edges. Fold out map laid in. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 132407..

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        Tales of Unrest

      T. Fisher Unwin, 1898 - Cloth just a little marked and bumped and some slight foxing, else a very nice, bright copy Original dark green cloth, spine gilt, top edge gilt (some copies have top edge plain), others uncut, advertisements at end First English Edition, First Issue (published very shortly after the American edition) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TALES OF UNREST

      1898 - London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First English Edition of Conrad's fourth book -- his first collection of short stories (including "An Outpost of Progress," a Congo tale anticipating his later "Heart of Darkness"). Cagle estimates a total printing of about 1250 copies, including some copies with no gilt top edge (such as this one) and some copies that were remaindered with a cancel title page and a later binding. The American edition by Scribner's is believed to have come out about ten days earlier.~This is a near-fine copy with the spine gilt brighter than usual and with scarcely any wear (a few faint cover marks). This is becoming a scarce book in this condition. Cagle A4c(1), binding b (top edge plain). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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