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

      London: Smith Elder, 1898. Octavo, frontispiece and seven other plates and a folding map; a fine copy in original blue cloth, with gilt vignette on upper board, quarter morocco case. First edition of this ripping yarn, based on the author's experiences on board the Splendid of New Bedford, in whaling grounds off 'the Solanders, Vau Vau, South Pacific and Australian Gulf'. Rudyard Kipling wrote of Bullen's tale: 'It is immense, there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep-sea wonder and mystery… It's a new world that you've opened the door to…'. This is a fine copy in an attractive bookform slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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      London: Smith, Elder, 1898. Bullen, Frank T. THE CRUISE OF THE "CACHALOT," Round the World after Sperm Whales. Illustrated by A. Twidle [frontispiece still with tissue-guard] and containing the original fold-out map [lacking in many copies]. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1898. Original publisher's deep blue patterned sand-grain cloth with gilt "whale" design. FIRST EDITION. A FINE bright copy of this Victorian whaling classic, with only the minutest wear at the extremities. Printed on the verso of one of the prelims is a short but enthusiastic letter from Kipling (author of CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS) to Bullen which was used as an advertisement to convince readers as to the authenticity of Bullen's writing. John Carter and Michael Sadleir, two of the best-known collectors of Victorian sea stories, joined forces to rank THE CRUISE OF THE "CACHALOT" as one of the greatest Victorian sea tales and Frank T. Bullen as one of the finest Victorian sea-novelists, second only to Frederick Marryat. We have seen many copies of this first edition over the years but one would be hard-pressed to find a nicer example. Wolff 916.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by A. Twidle.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        Untitled [Unknown First Nations]. Original Drawing

      [no date]. () Near fine. Original drawing (oil pastel on paper). Drawing measures 45.75 X 36.8 CM (18 X 14.5"). Housed in a 1.5" wood and gilt painted frame measuring 76 X 57 CM (30 X 22.5") with beige, brown and white matting. Signed in bottom left in pastel. Some wear to frame. A beautiful portrait of a what appears to be a young First Nations man in feather headdress and other ornamentation. Tipees are visible in the background. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 – 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout..

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        The Visits of Constance (Three Albums)

      1898-1920. 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 deliberate bringing together of people not well-acquainted with one another. For all its brilliance, this Cliveden sort of weekend, and all its accompanying intricate choreography, had an oppressiveness side to it.& & One can tell from the albums that things were more relaxed during one of Constance’s country house weekends. Since the same names crop up time and again, we can deduce that many of the guests were part of one or two circles of friends. Their days in the country were filled with angling, foxhunting, rabbit hunting, upland bird shooting, croquet, croquet, tennis, golf, card tables, balls and masquerades. Or they might spend an afternoon taking in the race track or a regatta. Which activities were pursued depended a lot on the location and the season, obviously. & & Not to contradict the argument of the prior paragraphs, but there were some recognizable names among those Constance spent these weekends with. We encounter the autograph of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams a number of times. One weekend included John Hay, the American Secretary of State and formerly the ambassador to Great Britain. From the business world a regular was Ralph Slazenger, a founder of the eponymous sporting goods company. We come across repeatedly members of the Bonham Carter and the Vernon-Harcourt families, both names with name recognition still. Without question there were others, now forgotten, who had some renown in their day. & & The list of properties visited is long, with multiple visits to many of the estates. The properties were scattered throughout the British Isles, and many have names with a poetic lilt. A few are now on the National Trust; others have long ago been converted to other uses, including corporate retreats, nursing homes, condominiums, and not a few have fallen victim to the wrecking ball, as their high cost of maintenance and the tax code conspired to incentivize their destruction for many years of the mid-twentieth century. The properties include Fulmer House; Kilmartin, Drumnadrochit; Paxhill Park, Lindfield, Sussex; Leith Hill, Dorking, twice; Oldany Lodge; Lochinver; Urrard; Orche Hill, Gerrard’s Cross, Uxbridge; Dunninald; Kincardine; Brahan; Rushwood; Stronchreggan; Stradishall Place; Hyde Croft; Farrants, Bickley, Kent; The Grange, Goring-on-Thames, twice; Kirkside, St. Cyrus; Kilberry, Argyllshire; Kilkerran House, Maybole; St. Martin’s Abbey; Sirmshail (?) Place; Aldershot; Northerwood Park, Isle of Wight, twice; Summinghill; Peddybill Park; Kirkside; Aldourie Castle, Inverness; Cudwells; Heacham; Alderbourne; Noraher Wood; Mile Bush End, Leighton; Connemara; Banff; Ollenuyon (?); Smallfield Place, Burstow, Surrey; Knowle Park; Ruthden; Lethen; Bradfield; Frensham; Auchendarroch, Lochgilphead; Pickeridge; Monserrate; Fast Liss; Hardwick; Mainstone Court; Balnamoon; Auchendarroch; Pennyhill Park, Bagshot; Druminnor, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire; Banchory Lodge; Hollington; Welford; Waldershare; Lilliput; and finally, Townhill. & & Some of the visits, it is clear, lasted a month or longer, while others were undoubtedly shorter.& & Not all the homes were palatial, as one can see from the illustrations and photos. This does not mean that the more modest homes were not comfortable. Curiously, there are pictures of all the properties from the outside but few of the interiors.& & In 1914, Jardine made a trip to India, and at this point the album is tantamount to a photo album, with some other ephemera thrown in, such as a dinner invitation from the Aga Khan. The photos record some of the lifestyle of the Raj just before it entered its twilight years, but they are not necessarily distinguishable from those of other privileged Anglo tourists of the same era. During the war the entries take on a decidedly more somber tone, as Jardine herself volunteered for various organizations, like so many other women of her class and station. There are a few clippings from benefits, a whole page devoted to signatures of patients at an officers’ hospital in Devon, a large Red Cross certificate recognizing Constance’s volunteer contributions. Amongst these are several photos and clippings of more or less normal recreational activities – life did go on.& & Following the war, we get a handful of photos of estate houses and staid family photos – Constance was now herself comfortably middle aged. Gone is the hedonism and the artistic panache. Essentially, the album-keeping does not so much stop abruptly as much as it peters out, just as the lifestyle it celebrated also became a thing of the past. & & Constance Jardine (she appears not to have used her first name Annette much) was born in 1876 in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. She married Robert Jardine in 1897, shortly before these albums got under way, and they maintained a home at 69 Cadogan Place in London, which remains a highly desirable address in Belgravia. Robert Jardine passed away in December, 1930. In 1934, Annette married the younger Captain Arthur Granville-Soames, who had divorced his first wife earlier the same year. Granville-Soames was a member of His Majesty's Coldstream Guards, the father-in-law of Winston Churchill's youngest daughter, and the owner of Sheffield Park, an important estate that he was to sell in 1954. That marriage did not last; they divorced sometime before 1948, when Captain Granville-Soames married a third time. It would appear Constance did not remarry since in her obituary she had held onto Soames as her surname. Little is known about how Constance lived out the rest of her life. & & Albums maintained by visiting guests, and also organized around the houses experienced, are not unique to these kept by Jardine. But one comes upon such guest albums far, far less often than those kept by the hosts, and we know of no other example of such guest albums with anywhere near the same caliber and scope of Jardine's three heavy books. As a window on the past, the Jardine albums offer us a different voyeuristic experience from that found in even the most elaborate of host albums. Somehow Jardine's compilation captures a restless energy and movement of these party weekends.

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        Spanish-American War Photograph Album - New York Volunteers

      Various: Photograph Album, 1898. Photographs. Very Good. Photographs. Circa 1898. Photograph album with 22 vernacular photos (all but the cover photograph are approximately 3" x 4") documenting military life in a New York National Guard unit during the Spanish-American War. Although I'm not certain, the photographs appear to be of the 1st Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers as "NY" patches can be clearly seen on the shoulders of some uniforms and blown up images of some collars show large "1" pins. The 1st NY was the only New York Regiment to deploy overseas during the war. After mustering at Camp Black near Hicksville, its units made the western train trip to San Francisco, where it was temporarily housed at Camp Merritt awaiting transport to Hawaii. It arrived in Honolulu in September and remained there until mustered out of federal service in December. The photograph on the album cover probably is of the album's creator. Among other photographs are camp scenes (probably Camp Black or Camp Merrit), officer groupings, the unit colors, a review, a mess tent, possibly a medical tent, and a ubiquitous blanket toss scene. There are also two photographs of Eads Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi at St. Louis. There is one photograph that may show soldiers waiting inside the San Francisco Ferry Terminal, which--at the time--was still incomplete and under construction. That photograph is especially interesting as in includes a Buffalo Soldier dressed in a Regular Army khaki uniform standing apart from the group. (Three of four American Army's black units deployed to the Philippines from San Francisco after first serving in Cuba.) Perhaps this image shows the units crossing paths in San Francisco in 1899.) The photographs and album are in nice shape; one leaf is pulled and edge-worn. Quite scarce.

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        Palästina. Land und Leute. Reiseschilderungen

      Siegfried Cronbach, Berlin 1898 - Frontispiece, 6, 1, 175, 1 pages plus 5 plates. = 183 + 5 plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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        Less than a year after he left the Presidency, Grover Cleveland cannot sign a petition ?for the furtherance of international arbitration? because ?I am unable ? to satisfy myself ? the plan proposed is the best thing that can be done in present conditions??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Grover Cleveland,? 1p, 5.25?: x 6.5?. On his Westland, Princeton, New Jersey, stationery, January 28, 1898, To The Arbitration Committee, Philadelphia. One vertical fold. Fine condition.In full, ?Gentlemen: I must be permitted to withhold my signature from the memorial herewith returned to you. I am unable, upon slight thought and investigation, to satisfy myself that the problems of the plan proposed, is the best thing that can be done, in present conditions for the furtherance of international arbitration.?On January 29, 1897, five weeks before Cleveland?s second presidential term ended, a memorial (petition) signed by one hundred leading citizens of Philadelphia was presented to the U.S. Senate. It urged the Senate to ratify the treaty of arbitration then pending between the United States and Great Britain. The treaty provided arbitration of all questions that could not be settled by diplomacy. The committee behind that pet

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898 A very good early reprint of this edition, first published in 1895, with numerous black and illustrations by Charles E Brock. With introduction by Austin DobsonIn contemporary half leather binding with gilt decorations and titles to the spine, and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Top page edges gilt. The binding has some scuffing to the spine and a little wear to spine and corners. There is slight fading to spine edges. The contents are very clean and bright with only the occasional mark or spot. A nice copy.

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        Rare Hinkey Haines Louisville Slugger ? Played for the first World Champion New York Yankees in 1923 and quarterbacked the first NFL Champion New York Giants in 1927!

      [New York], n.d. Hinkey Haines game used personalized Louisville Slugger bat, 34? long. Centerbrand reads ?Louisville Slugger 125 Hillerich & Bradsby.? A partial Mears sticker is at the end of the barrel; this bat is guaranteed to receive full Mears certification. There are cracks to the bat which shows use.Hinkey Haines (1898-1979) appeared as a pinch runner in his first major league game on Friday afternoon, April 20, 1923. Two days earlier, the Yankees had played their first game ever at Yankee Stadium. They had beaten the visiting Boston Red Sox in the first two games of the four game series and, trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning, the Yankees were about to lose their first game ever in ?The House that Ruth Built.? There was one out. The bases were loaded and Hinkey Haines was the tying run on 3rd base. Babe Ruth hit a ball over the centerfielder?s head, Hinkey Haines scored the tying run, and Whitey Witt scored the winning run. The Babe had already scored the Yankees first two runs after hitting a d

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        Psst...!. Images Par Forain & Caran D'Ache. Paraissant Le Samedi

      Paris: Bureaux, No.1 Fevrier 1898 to No. 85, 16 Septembre, 1899. . A complete run of this periodical. . 85 separate issues, each housed in its own acid free mylar sleeve. In turn the 85 issues are housed in a custom made cloth covered solander box. . A few of the first and last issues show some wear but most are in fine condition. . Each issue has an Anti-Semitic full page political caricature-cartoon by either Jean Louis Forain 1852-1931 or Emmanuel Poire known as Caran D'Ache 1859-1909. This was one of the most anti-Semitic publications coming out of the Dreyfus Affair.

      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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      [Springfield, Massachusetts], 1898. Very Good binding. Clifton Johnson. A memorial volume for the greatest American armorer, Samuel Colt and his son Caldwell Hart Colt. With Chapters on the Church of the Good Shepherd which commemorates Col. Samuel Colt and three infant children; as well as the Caldwell Hart Colt Memorial House, Mrs. Colt's memorial to their only child to reach mature years; a memorial address by Rev. Leverett Bradley and the Colt family estate, Armsmear.. This copy Signed with a personal inscription by Samuel Colt's wife, Elizabeth H. Colt, and dated "Armsmear [the Colt family home] July 10th, 1901". A unpaginated small quarto in blue cloth with gilt gun and yacht ornaments within gilt wreaths, with all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with black and white images. Very Good binding.

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        Traité de microbiologie

      Masson-1901, Paris 1898 - 4 volumes in-8. Collation : (4), III, (1), 632 / (4), III, (1), 768 / (4), III, (1), 760 / (4), III, (1), 768 pp. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition. Emile Duclaux (1840-1904) était le disciple favori de Louis Pasteur, à qui il succéda à la tête de l'Institut. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE à "mon ami G. Bertrand". Gabriel Bertrand (1867-1962) entra à l'Institut Pasteur, en 1900, comme chef du Service de chimie biologique. Il prit la succession de Duclaux à la chaire de chimie biologique à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris. Tome 1 : Microbiologie générale. T.2 : Diastases, toxines et venins. T.3 : Fermentation alcoolique. T.4 : Fermentations variées des diverses substances ternaires. Seuls quatre des sept tomes prévus pour cet ouvrage ont été publiés. Nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. Couleur du dos légèrement passée, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Letters from India and China during the Years 1854-1858

      London & Aylesbury: Printed for Private Circulation only by Hazell, Watson, and Viney,, 1898. Octavo. Original dark green-blue finely diapered cloth, title gilt to the upper board and spine, black surface paper endpapers. Portrait frontispiece. A little rubbed, a few spots to the upper board, small snag to the spine, endpapers a touch mottled, light toning to the text, but a very good copy. First and only edition, uncommon just three locations on COPAC, BL, SOAS, and Oxford. Compilation of letters to his family, Danvers "a warm and faithful correspondent" (Riddick) gives an excellent account of his services at "various posts in Upper India", where he "demonstrated his skills as a capable officer, sportsman and linguist". He was in the relief column with Outram and Havelock, "offers good descriptions of street fighting during Havelock's relief" of Lucknow (Sorsky). He was wounded and evacuated to Cawnpore, from where he was posted to the Chinese Expedition and died when "accidentally shot on parade".

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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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      1898 - London: Chatto & Windus, 1898. 32 pp ads dated Jan 1898. Original salmon cloth decorated in black. First Edition, which consisted of 2000 copies (only some of which have the ads in the first state, January 1898, as in this copy). Like Henty's previous books published as three-deckers by Chatto & Windus, this was a novel meant for adults; though C&W was delighted to see that this book was just as long as his three-deckers, it was too late to be published as such (as the three decker format had finally died in 1894).~This is a fine copy, with virtually none of the cover soil that typically afflicts such light-colored cloth. Like Henty's other books for adults, this one is quite scarce, especially in this condition. Newbolt 79.1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Malay Archipelago: the Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel, with Studies of Man and Nature. [Tenth Edition]. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

      Macmillan, 1898. 8vo., Tenth Edition, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title-vignette, 7 plates, very numerous illustrations and maps (a number full-page) in the text, a folding coloured map and a folding map coloured in outline, top lightly dust-soiled, minimal spotting to fore-edge; green cloth, gilt back, black endpapers, upper hinge paper parted (but binding entirely sound), a remarkably well-preserved, bright, clean, fresh copy. With contemporary prize bookplate on front paste-down. The most celebrated work, dedicated appropriately to Darwin, by the co-discoverer of the process of evolution through natural selection. The tenth edition, first published in 1890, is the definitive text, for in it Wallace incorporates the latest results of researches by subsequent travellers to the region and adds footnotes wherever his original facts or conclusions are modified by later discoveries. His well-known appendix on the crania and the languages of man in the archipelago includes a glossary of one hundred and seventeen words in thirty-three languages of the region. A LOVELY COPY OF A KEY WORK IN THE LITERATURE OF EVOLUTION. . Catalogs: natural history: darwin & evolution.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby

      London: J.M. Dent, 1898. Octavo, title engraved in green and red, with colour frontispiece and 11 colour lithographs, fine; in full green crushed morocco modern Bayntun binding, spine with raised bands, gilt. A fine copy in a modern Bayntun binding with illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Ingoldsby's book of ghost stories and humorous legends was a nineteenth century favourite. This is the first edition of Ingoldsby's Legends to have illustrations by Arthur Rackham, the later 1907 edition being more common. Illustrations in both colour and many line drawings in black & white. Rackham is most known for his work for children's fairytales.

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        Leutnants-Patent mit eigenh. U.

      München, 6. III. 1898.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Folio.. Leutnants-Patent für Portepeefähnrich Karl Weninger. - Auf Briefpapier mit gestochenem Briefkopf; etwas (die Verso-Seite von Bl. 2 stärker) angestaubt und mit kleinen Einrissen in den Faltungen sowie an den Rändern; der Name des Ausgezeichneten und seine Regimentszugehörigkeit alt getilgt und nur schwach bzw. gar nicht lesbar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Songs From the Plays of Shakespeare From The Illustrated English Poems Series

      Aldine House, London 1898 - Number 4 of a limited edition of ten printed on Vellum for the Guild of Women-Binders and colored by hand and signed by Miss Gloria Cardew. 85 pp plus twelve color plates, along with many hand-colored vignettes. Gorgeous full brown morocco decoratively stamped with gold roses and border on covers, spine, and turn-ins, by Bradstreet's. Joints, tips, and edges rubbed with surface loss, few light soil marks and some areas of uneven discoloration; watered silk endpapers, dampstains to top margins of FEP (which blends well with moire pattern in any event), colophon, half-title, and frontispiece. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of Charles Kingsley: Novels, Poems and Life (14 volumes complete, limited to 26 copies AUTOGRAPH EDITION)

      New York: J. F. Taylor, Co.. 1898-1900. Hardcover. Fine. 14 volumes, complete, published 1897-1900. One of 26 copies of the Autograph Edition, this one labeled Publisher's Proof. Beautifully bound in full midnight blue morocco, heavily gilt decorated with inlaid red and cream roses and gilt roseleaf pattern to borders and spines, leather turn- ins, and red leather pastedowns, signed J. F. Taylor. With autograph note from author tipped in and one other secretarial note ordering liquor. Absolutely fine set, with illustrations and plates, sometimes colored or in a number of states, printed on velin paper. Beautiful condition.

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      1898. [invasion of the Martians!] London: William Heinemann, 1898. 16 pp ads dated Autumn 1897. Original grey cloth. First Edition of Wells's classic science fiction tale of the invasion of the Martians, immortalized forty years later in Orson Welles's Hallowe'en radio broadcast. Wells (spurred on by his brother Frank, to whom this book is dedicated) had always been fascinated by the idea of life on Mars (he had brought up the idea in his HONOURS PHYSIOGRAPHY in 1893). He wrote the book while living in Woking, near London, and the area behind his house was the scene of the first confrontation with the invaders. The book was an immediate success, helped no doubt by the population's perception of the growing threat of invasion by the powers gathering strength across the English Channel.~THE WAR OF THE WORLDS was finally produced as a movie in 1953 (the rights had been bought back in the 1920s); it featured a low-budget cast but "no expense was spared in getting the right special effects" [Wykes]. More recently, Steven Spielberg filmed the tale in 2005.~This copy has the 16-page ad catalogue dated Autumn 1897 -- the first of two ad catalogues cited by Currey (the other is a 32-page undated catalogue headed by ILLUMINATION); we have seen a third, 32 pages headed by THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS, and some copies have no ads at all. Since the other two ad catalogues list as "the latest fiction" books published in mid-to-late 1898, this 1897 ad catalogue is presumably the earliest. Condition is very good-plus (there is minor cover soil, but very little actual wear; inside, a few of the gatherings stand slightly proud, and there is some primarily-marginal foxing on most leaves). This book is increasingly difficult to find in desirable condition. Wells Soc. 14; Hammond B5; Currey p. 526.

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        Drawings By Thur De Thulstrup and Others

      E.R. Herrick & Co., New York 1898 - 22 plates, 36 x 52 cm. Each of the twenty-two color lithographs are in pristine condition. The binding is tight. Bror Thure Thulstrup (1848-1930) served in Sweden in the Svea Artillery Regiment then joined the foreign legion. He arrived in New York in 1974 to do illustrations for the Graphic and Harper's Weekly. This work became one of the finest not only for his vivid contrasts of the New York Upper Class with various elements of the lower class but also the war between the sexes. The rich colors of the men in formal dress and parties, card games etc are also matched with those from their counterparts in the Bowery and similar card games in the south of African Americans which while richly drawn cannot escape the charicature that was rooted in the white mind. The book is remarkably fine with each plate perfect with the original 1/4 cloth binding over pictorial boards. An uncommon item.

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        THE LAND OF LONG AGO A Visit to Fairyland with Humpty Dumpty.

      London, Ernest Nister, (1898).FIRST EDITION (1898), oblong 4to, 265 x 315 mm, 10½ x 12¾ inches, cloth backed cream boards, very pretty chromolitho illustration to upper board (Humpty Dumpty and other nursery rhyme characters portrayed by little children), floral endpapers, no pagination (18 pages). 6 enchanting full page coloured pull - down pop - up pictures with several delicately cut - out pop - up tiers, 1 for each of 6 well known stories: Cinderella trying on the glass slipper; Red Riding Hood on a little wooden bridge giving directions to the wolf; Puss - in - Boots offering the King and Queen a goose etc. Some pop - up illustrations signed 'A.D.' Numerous charming line illustrations in the text by E. Stuart Hardy. Corners slightly worn with tiny chips to surface paper, tail of spine very slightly worn, 1 or 2 very small light scratches to boards, covers very bright, inner paper hinges cracked at front and rear, but binding tight, rear endpaper slightly creased. 1 or 2 slight fingermarks, 2 very small slight ink smudges on 2 facing text pages, no loss, very slight creasing to inner margins of the base of a couple of pop - ups (i.e. the floor which has to be pulled down). Pop - ups otherwise perfect and crisp. A very good plus bright copy, no inscriptions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Five Years in Siam. From 1891 to 1896

      London: John Murray, 1898. Two volumes, with 15 full-page plates, nine maps (four folding) and numerous illustrations in the text; foxing to endpapers otherwise a good set in the original decorated cloth. An important book on late-nineteenth-century Thailand. Smyth spent some years in Thailand as director of the Department of Mines, and his well-illustrated account of the country, then under the rule of King Chulalongkorn, describes the prosperous last years free of colonial controls. 'Thailand presented a singular contrast to the rest of Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth century. Thai leaders followed policies that revealed a remarkable capacity to gain the greatest benefit from the new and intrusive element of European power' (Osborne, Southeast Asia). Within only a few years Thailand was to lose part of its country to French colonial aspirations, and in 1909 it lost four Malay states to the British.

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        Huldigungs-Bild zur Feier des fünfzigjährigen Jubiläums seiner Majestät Kaiser Franz Joseph I. Wiener Hofbauten. [Wien]

      Wien, Löwy, 1898. Lichtdruck von J. Löwy nach Fritz Kuranda, Bildausschnitt 31 x 72,5 cm, Blattgr. 62,5 x 83 cm. Zeigt die Wiener Hofburg vom Michaelerplatz aus der Vogelschau, im Hintergrund das Burgtor und die Hofmuseen, links begrenzt durch die Oper und rechts durch die Universität und die Votivkirche; ausgezeichnet erhalten, seltenes Blatt.

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        Autograph Letter Boldly Signed (Advice to a Young Writer)

      - ("Stephen Vincent Benet") New York, 220 East 69th Street letterhead, n.d. to Mr. Oliver. 4 pages (2 two sheets). 6 3/4" x 5 1/2". A long good letter to a writer asking Benet if he was influenced by his English Department and other authors, etc. in his writing career. Very good. Benet died at age 44 of a heart attack. His letters are uncommon. In part: " - I think the colleges - or the ones I know - are probably doing as much about writing as they can. You cannot force writers like early peas - writing is about life. And all life can't be in a college - " Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943), born July 22, 1898, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; died March 13, 1943; American author, poet, short story writer and novelist. Benet is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and "By the Waters of Babylon". The films "All That Money Can Buy" (1941) and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954) we based on his writings.

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        Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, Bass, Salmon, Etc. with Plates of The Actual Material for Making Flies of Forty-Eight Varieties

      New York: Forest & Stream Publishing Company. Good+; Lightly worn at corners three white spots on front board with . the largest being 3/8 of an inch, toning caused by the end papers . and the paper the material was mounted on.. 1898. Third Revised Edition. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Very dark blue cloth, gilt spine, title and fishing implements in black with a fly within a gilt circle, 159p., two plates with actural material, illustrations, publisher's ads. **Bruns K-9. With the bookplate of E.B. & H. A. Darbee. .

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        The Facetious Nights of Straparola, with The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni (7 Volumes)

      London: The Society of Bibliophiles, 1898. The Facetious Nights of Straparola (4 Volume set). The Pecorone (3 Volume set). Sold together, 7 volumes. Limited set of 1000 numbered copies, both of these sets are 838. Now first translated into English from the Italian by W. G. Waters. Illustrated by Jules Garnier and E. R. Hughes. Grey coloured cloth with gilt image to front boards, with gilt lettered and decorated spines. Spines faded, otherwise an about fine 7 volumes. Boards, cloth and interior very good. Clean and bright throughout. Bindings tight and square. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Captioned tissue guarded plates. A very handsome set. Fairy tales, folk tales. "Consists of an exquisite and delightful collection of humorous, witty and mirthful conversations, fables and enigmas including singing, music and dancing during the thirteen nights of the carnival at Venice...". Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 8vo.

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        On the eve of his inauguration as Governor of New York, Theodore Roosevelt declares, "I think I am proudest of having been Colonel of the Rough Riders"<br>

      Superb content Typed Letter Signed "Theodore Roosevelt", as Governor-elect, 1 page, 8.5" x 11", Oyster Bay, December 28, 1898 with several autograph emendations, to William Laird Clowes (1856-1905) asking when his chapter on the War of 1812 would appear in a forthcoming volume and reflecting on his election as governor in respect to his service with the Rough Riders. Expected folds, slight partial separation at horizontal fold repaired on verso, glue remnants on verso show through at bottom margin not affecting text and can be easily matted out, else very good. Roosevelt writes, in full: "I understand your third volume is very nearly out. Pardon my troubling you, but have you an idea when the fourth will be issued, and will it contain my chapters? The reason for this anxiety, as you know, is that I cannot help hoping I can get my account of the War of 1812 out ahead of Mahan's, for, of course, whatever he writes will utterly cast into the shade of what I write. I h

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        Noah&#39;s Confession

      Jamestown, NY: Cicerone, 1898. First edition. Square 8vo. Brown pictorial cloth. Frontispiece portrait of the author, and five inserted plates. Inner front hinge cracked, and some cracking to the inner rear hinge, small chip and crease to front end paper, but in general a clean and very good copy. An antedeluvian tale told through a medium, of the ancient civilization of Atlantis (a city rather than a continent). Atlantis sinks into the sea, and Noah and his family survive to colonize Central America. See the catalog of the Stuart Teitler Collection of Lost Race Fiction, page 204. Bleiler: SF: The Early Years, 2062. An exceedingly rare book, until now known in only a single copy (the Library of Congress copy is missing). This was one of the rare items on Stuart Teitler&#39;s notorious want list; after seeking it for decades, Stuart finally obtained a copy in the early 1990s. The copy from his collection, inscribed from the author to his mother, is now in the Charvat Collection of American Fiction at OSU. The copy offered here is the only other to turn up, so far as we can determine.

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        THE ENGLISH EMERSONS, A Genealogical Historical Sketch of the family from the earliest times to the end of the Seventeenth Century, including various modern pedigrees, with an appendix of authorities.

      London, David Nutt, 1898.PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION 1898, LIMITED TO 250 COPIES (THIS IS COPY 202) AND SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHER, P. H. EMERSON. Large 8vo, approximately 265 x 195 mm, 10¼ x 7½ inches, illustrated with 4 photogravures with tissue guards, 1 being a portrait of P.H. Emerson, nine line drawings and seventy - six illustrations from photographs, and including eighteen sheet pedigrees, pages: xiv, 1 - 168 plus large Appendix of Authorities numbered in roman numerals, i - cxxxv, bound in publisher's pale green cloth. Slight wear at head and tail of spine, cloth faded, spine darkened, corners slightly worn and 1 corner bumped, endpapers and half - title foxed, title page lightly foxed, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Der kleine Herr Friedemann. Novellen. Berlin, S. Fischer 1898. 4to. 198 S. Grüner blindgeprägter Orig.-Leinenbd. mit Rücken- u. Deckeltitel.

      . . Erstausgabe der ersten Buchveröffentlichung Thomas Manns. Sehr schönes Exemplar dieser seltenen Ausgabe. Collection Fischer, Bd. 6. - Potempa B 1. - Bürgin I,1. - Wilpert/Gühring 1.

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        The American Woods. Exhibited By Actual Specimens.

      Lowville, N.Y. 1898 - Text in original wrappers, samples on card mounts unbound as issued, each text volume and accompanying samples loose within original green cloth covers, the covers in matching original cloth slipcases, with metal catches and bosses to covers, contained in a single modern green cloth box Provenance: Medford, Mass. Public Library (stamps, labels, perforation mark) One of the greatest American works on trees and woods, a labor of love, and of the greatest rarity in complete sets This remarkable work was the lifetime achievement of Romeyn B. Hough, who devoted himself to the study of American trees, and who is best known for his Handbook of Trees of the Northern States and Canada , long a standard reference work in American dendrology. In this work, Hough sought to describe the woods found in America, with a detailed description in an accompanying pamphlet, and with thin cross-sections of actual woods mounted and labeled in accompanying stiff cardboard mounts. These provide a unique record of American wood types, arranged geographically. Generally each species is shown with wood cut on traverse section, radial section, and tangential section. The samples are so thin as to be easily translucent. The age of these specimens gives them tremendous importance from an ecological standpoint, as well as their great interest to students of American furniture and woodcrafts. The trees available to Hough at the time make such an endeavor impossible to contemplate today. Parts I-IV cover New York and adjacent states, part V covers Florida, parts VI-X describe the Pacific Slope, parts XI-XII cover the Atlantic states, and part XIII southern Florida. Part XIV contained a continuation of the work on the trees of Florida with text by Marjorie Hough, using specimens and notes prepared by her father before his death in 1924. Hough explained the unique nature of the work thus: it is `illustrated by actual specimens, and being in this way an exhibition of nature itself it possesses a peculiar and great interest never found in a press-printed book. The specimens are.about 2 x 5 in. in size, and sufficiently thin to admit of examination in transmitted light.Looked at in reflected light they appear as in the board or log. These specimens are mounted in durable frame-like Bristol-board pages, with black waterproofed surfaces.and each bears printed in gilt-bronze the technical name of the species and its English, German, French and Spanish names. The pages are separable.and are accompanied with a full information as to the uses and physical properties of the woods, and distributions, habits of growth, botanical characters, habitats, medicinal properties, etc,., of the trees. The woods used for the specimens are personally collected by the author? and are sectioned and prepared by a process of his own device'. Complete sets of this work are very rare. The volumes were priced at five dollars each, a high price reflecting the work involved in assembling them. Since subscribers came and went over the 25-year period of publication and many only bought the volume or volumes on the areas that interested them. The rarity of complete sets can be judged from the fact that Stafleu and Cowan record the work as being complete in 6 volumes. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 341. Volumes I-II only (of 14), 8vo portfolios. Plates and illustrations. 159 samples of wood in 53 card mounts, each wafer thin transverse, radial and tangential sections illustrating 53 species. Volumes I-II only (of 14), 8vo portfolios [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ver Sacrum

      Wien, Gerlach & Schenk, 1898. Ver Sacrum. "Ver Sacrum. Organ der Vereinigung bildener Kuenstler Österreichs". Wien: Gerlach & Schenk, 1898. Erster Jahrgang. Häfte 1-12 und e. Sonderheft. Zus. 394 S. und 12 O. Umschläge (u. a. von G. Klimt u. A. Mucha). Mit 1 orig. Farblithographie von Kolo Moser auf S. 11 des erstes Heftes. Lwd. aus der Zeit mit goldgepr. Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel. 29:28 cm.. Wichtigste Zeitschrift der Wiener Secession. - Es fehlen die Seiten 3 und 4 (1 Blatt) im 2. Heft und 4 kleine (aufgeklebte) Ill.. - Einband angeschmutzt, bzw. berieben, innen sauber - siehe Foto.

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        Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l&#39;Inde (1498-1898)

      Moulins: Imprimerie Bourbonnaise, 1898. Large octavo, frontispiece portrait, some light offsetting to title, original printed wrappers bound in; a very good copy in a lavish presentation binding of mauve calf with red morocco inlay, moiré silk endpapers, both boards with gilt figures, the front board with deeply embossed gilt coat of arms and gilt presentation note, spine with double crimson morocco labels. Beautifully bound presentation copy of this study of Vasco da Gama. Published in honour of the 400th anniversary of da Gama&#39;s first voyage, this work includes observations on two significant accounts of the voyage, the first by Camoens, the second that of a "matelot portugais". The work was prepared after a meeting of the so-called "Comité Vasco de Gama", whose members had met at l&#39;Hotel de Ville du Moulins, and who were keen to promote better research and better understanding between France and Portugal. The work, commissioned by Henri Olivier, vice-president of the Vasco da Gama society, is dedicated to the King and Queen of Portugal and the Algarves: hence, this is a particularly attractive copy, as it has a presentation binding to the royal couple, with the "profond respect" of Olivier. Copies are listed at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and some European libraries, but the work does not appear to be held in any Australian collection.

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        THE LAND OF LONG AGO A Visit to Fairyland with Humpty Dumpty.

      London, Ernest Nister, (1898).FIRST EDITION (1898), oblong 4to, 265 x 315 mm, 10½ x 12¾ inches, cloth backed boards, very pretty chromolitho illustration to upper board (Humpty Dumpty and other nursery rhyme characters portrayed by little children), floral endpapers, no pagination (18 pages). 6 enchanting full page colour pull - down pop - up pictures with several delicately cut - out pop - up tiers, 1 for each of 6 well known stories: Cinderella trying on the glass slipper; Red Riding Hood on a little wooden bridge giving directions to the wolf; Puss - in - Boots offering the King and Queen a goose etc. Some pop - up illustrations signed 'A.D.' Numerous charming line illustrations in the text by E. Stuart Hardy. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, corners very slightly worn, lower cover slightly rubbed and lightly scratched, upper cover bright and clean, small invisible repair to table leg in first pop - up, tiny grazed patch to background of 1 pop - up, otherwise pop - ups in excellent crisp condition, contents clean and bright. A very good plus copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les Deformations De La Langue Francaise

      Calmann Levy. Hardcover. This is an ex-library book from Westfield College, carrying a catalogue label on the pastedown, catalogue number on the spine and a single stamp on the title page. This volume is made more attractive by the fact that it has been dedicated and signed by the author himself on the title page. The marbled boards are edgeworn with rubbed points, the spine leather is heavily rubbed to the hinges and sunned to the main body of the spine. The spine is rubbed, most heavily to the raised bands and the crown where there is some loss. The content is lightly toned with some movement in the gatherings but no structural problems. . Good. 1898.

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        1898-99 6v Novels of CHARLES LEVER Fine Binding

      99- London - Downey and Co., 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely illustrated collection of works by Charles Lever, edited by his daughter. In smart uniform leather bindings. Includes That Boy of Norcott&#39;s, Paul Gosslett&#39;s Confessions, A Rent in a Cloud, Luttrell of Arran, Sir Brooke, Fossbrooke, and Barrington. Condition: In half leather bindings. Externally, some shelfwear, and light fading to the spines. Internally, firmly bound, with some light browning and occasional marginal tidemarks to pages and plates. That Boy is generally firmly bound, although pages 77-108 are working loose. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        "Der Kuß".

      . Farbholzschnitt (Braun, Ocker, Grün, Orange, Dunkelbraun, Beige) auf Japan-Bütten, im Stock monogrammiert, typographisch als Originalholzschnitt bezeichnet. Darstellungsgr. 27,2 : 21,7 cm, vollrandig, in: PAN, Heft 2, 4. Jahrgang, 1898.. Weitere Kunstbeilagen im PAN: Krüger, Albert, Venus nach Sandro Botticelli (sechsfarb. Holzschnitt); Olde, Hans, Detlev von Liliencron (Originallithographie); Leistikow, Walter, Kraniche (farbige Originallithographie); Volz, Wilhelm, Aufzug und Tanz der Nymphen (Originallithographie, aus: Mopsus); Krüger, Albert, Jacob Burckhardt (zweif. Originalholzschnitt), Böcklin, Arnold, Petrarca (Lichtdruck); Rohde, Johan, Aften i Hoorn (Lichtdruck); Hammerschöj, F., Alte Frau (Lichtdruck), sowie Abbildungen im Text von Behrens, Grimm, von Hofmann, Krüger, Krag, Leistikow, Nielsen, Slott-Müller, Korvgaard, Volz, Werenskiold und Willumsen.

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        Lot of 10 Original Photograph Train Advertising Cards issued by the Pittsburgh Locomotive Works

      Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Locomotive Works. ca. 1890s. Very Good +. ca. 1890s, with one later card dated 1898. Ten collectible cards, 5.25 x 8.5 inches, each featuring an original mounted photograph of a Pittsburgh Locomotive Works train, 3.75 x 7.25 inches. Cards are uniform with rounded gilt edges with "General Description" terms printed on the verso (Fuel, Gauge of Track, Total Weight, etc.), intended to be filled-in by hand, but are mostly blank but for one filled-in by hand and the 1898 card which has the information printed. All cards are in VG+ condition with a slight horizontal curve to the cards. Photographs are mostly near fine, one with a small scuff outside the image area. Includes trains marked URR, Allegheny & South Side RR, LS and I RR, Hoshiu Railway, P & W, Machala, CFST, S & CRR, and FC de SS y ST. Rare lot of collectible train and railroad items, see photos for more detail.

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        The Hawaiian Islands. Paradise of the Pacific [and two other titles]

      Chicago: Belford, Middlebrook & Co, 1898. Large oblong quarto, photogravure plates throughout, touch of localised adhesion affects two of the Hawaiian plates, otherwise fine in the publisher&#39;s gilt lettered red cloth. Wonderful historical album of Hawaiian views published on the year of annexation with the United States, with 79 photogravure plates including photographs of the Royal family and their residences. The royal photographs include formal portraits of Kalakaua I and Queen Liliuokalani, and also include a full-page plate of the deceased King Kalakaua lying in state in the throne room. Of special interest are three plates of Queen Liliuokalani at a traditional feast with her companions. The Queen&#39;s household guard is also illustrated. Other Hawaiian subjects include the Kamehameha school for boys and the Bishop school, Honolulu harbour and township, the Pali mountains, Royal palaces (and the Kings residence at Waikiki), beach scenes with bathers and canoes, US marines on guard, Honolulu prison (including a view of the yard with convicts eating poi). Captain Cooks monument, with detail of the surrounding landscape, is one of the plates included in this book. This book comprises three titles, The American Navy, Cuba and the Wrecked Maine and The Hawaiian Islands. Paradise of the Pacific. All three are here issued as a single volume by Chicago publisher Belford, Middlebrook and Company.

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        Spinifex and Sand: a Narrative of Five Years&#39; Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1898. Octavo, with illustrations and folding maps (two in a rear endpocket); an unusually fine, tight copy in the original pictorial cloth, top edge gilt; bookplate of Hugh Gurney Barclay. A classic of inland exploration. An excellent copy of the first edition in its handsome original nineteenth-century binding. One of the most enthralling works of inland exploration, Carnegie&#39;s book is illustrated throughout with printed photographic images and folding maps. Travelling with Lord Percy Douglas, Carnegie was an enthusiastic prospector on the Western Australian goldfields. Lord Douglas returned to England to raise the finance for Carnegie&#39;s first, 90-day, expedition of 1894 in which he covered approximately eight hundred and fifty miles of largely unexplored territory around Hampton Plains, Victoria Springs, Mount Shenton and Mount Ida. His subsequent 1896-7 expedition was to establish the nature of the country between the southern goldfields and the Kimberleys in the north, and between the east-west routes taken by Warburton and Forrest in 1874. Carnegie was awarded the Gill Memorial medal by the Royal Geographical Society in London for his exceptional work in one of Australia&#39;s most inhospitable wildernesses.

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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle 1898. Hardcover Book Condition: Good. Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, Paris 1898. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1898 with no additional printings. Leather boards. Original patterned endpaper. Rare First Edition. Book Condition: Good-, text block is tight, shelf wear, rubbing. Chipping at the spine, binding holding, spots on the boards. Bookplate the endpaper and owner inscription at the endpaper. Stain at the foot of the first several pages, age toning. Bookseller stamp at the title and half title pages.

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