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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Tales of unrest / by Joseph Conrad

      London : T. Fisher Unwin 1898 - Contents: Karain: a memor -- The idiots -- An outpost of progres -- The return -- The lagoon. Summary: A collection of short stories by the author of "Nostromo", "The Secret Agent", "Lord Jim" and "An Outcast of the Island". Subject; Adventure stories, English. Short stories in English, 1900 - Texts. Publisher's ads to the rear; the first of which with a minor tear. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 297 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Novels of Jane Austen; Sense and Sensibility Vols. I-II, Limited Edition

      GRANT RICHARDS, LONDON 1898 - Blue leather spine & corners, marbled boards & endpapers, 4 raised ribs on spine, color frontispiece, gold gilt lettering on spine, gilt top fore edge. Foot of spine says Winchester Edition; copyright page states limited edition of 250 copies of which this is # 42 in Vol. II; General shelf wear, rubbed covers & extremeties, age-toning pages, previous owner bookplate on inner front boards, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. DATE PUBLISHED: 1898 EDITION: LIMITED ED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated Historical Sketches portraying the advancement in Christian Science from its inception to the present time, including some of its church edifices (First Edition)

      Herbert L. Dunbar, Boston 1898 - First Edition. A monograph of photographs by Dunbar of Christian Science books, figureheads, churches and other items of interest, mostly in the Boston area but also in other locales. OCLC locates 3 copies. Near Fine in publisher's gray oblong linen-covered boards, titles in gilt. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        THE KLONDYKE NUGGET. By S.F. Cody.

      Belfast, Ireland: David Allen & Sons, [circa 1898]. - Chromolithographic poster, 30 x 20 inches. Tears in both corners of upper margin, not affecting image or text. Light edgewear. Very good. A rare poster for the popular stage play, THE KLONDYKE NUGGET, written and performed by S.F. Cody throughout the British Isles at the end of the nineteenth century. Samuel Franklin Cody (1867-1913) was a unique figure in late Victorian Anglo-American popular entertainment. Born Samuel Franklin Cowdery, he later changed his surname to capitalize on the fame of Buffalo Bill Cody, even mimicking Buffalo Bill's clothing and facial hair style. Born in Texas, S.F. Cody trained in the Forepaugh Wild West Show, and found much of his fame in England. He is renowned in the history of aviation as the first man to conduct a powered flight in England, and he later developed large kites that were used for artillery spotting during World War I. Cody's life was filled with tall tales (though some of them perhaps true) including his claim that he prospected for gold in Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. That story set the groundwork for the theatrical play advertised herein, where Cody plays the role of George Exelby, Lela Cody, his (common law) second wife, the part of Rosie, and her son, Edward LeRoy plays Joe Smith. All three are depicted on this poster, which also features a large gold nugget, and shows scenes from play including scenes in camp, on the trail, and in hairy situations in barrooms and the frozen wilderness. One of the larger illustrations shows a forlorn Cody pondering a map, while another shows him, pick-axe in hand, "on the summit of the Chilcoot Pass." OCLC locates a single copy of this poster, at Yale. A colorful and rare poster from an amazing American showman at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. OCLC 797177308.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Remington's Frontier Sketches [in Box}

      Werner; Chicago; 1898; Oblong folio (12" x 9 1/4"); pages not numbered - NF/VG+. First Edition but no AEG. Original ivory boards with bevelled edges, dramatic typography with art nouveau illustration of an Indian chief on horseback reproduced in copper colored ink. Design repeated on title page. Introduction by George S. Rowe. Fifteen plates, each with a parchment tissue guard with title of illustration printed in red. Plates depict battle scenes between the U.S. cavalry and Plains Indians. Cover and spine clean and edges and corners without wear, very bright and tight and clean with no prior owner marks. Some of the tissue guards have a vertical wave or two as if the paper had shrunk and then expanded, and some of the plates have a hint of 'wave' opposite those of the tissue guard, but this is nevertheless an exceptionally nice near original copy of a book rarely found in such nice condition. Even more special is the presence of the original gift box in which the book was sold, the cover of which repeats in B&W the front cover of the book. The top of the box is complete, 2 sides are complete and the other 2 80% complete, with the corners solid (in part due to some recent professional strengthening). The box bottom is 100% complete including portions of the paper overlay that once covered the book, with the corners solid and with some recent strengthening. The fifteen plates first appeared in General Nelson A. Miles book PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS also published by The Werner Co. (1896). Dykes #327, Howes R206. A nice collectable copy of an already uncommon book, but one even scarcer in such nice condition in the original box. TO SEE MORE PICTURES AND ADDITIONAL SPECIAL ITEMS, VISIT OUR BOOKSELLER's HOMEPAGE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, or Known to Have Been in Use During the Past Two Hundred Years. 6 volumes.

      London, The Times Book Club, 1898.. circa 30 x 24 cm. Together about 5000 pages Red original cloth with gilt spine. First edition of this large standard work, complete in 6 volumes. - Normal traces of use or age, no stamps, no damage, just a little rubbed, some scratches, but absolutely solid and clean inside. Almost fine but not for collectors who demand perfect condition. - Very heavy set! No shipping outside the EC!!.

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses. With Thirty Illustrations by the Author.

      London: Harper & Brothers, 1898 - Octavo. Original white cloth, titles to spine, design to upper board, and all edges gilt. Spine browned, boards unevenly browned, spotting to endpapers. A very good copy. Frontispiece, 12 plates, 18 head- and tailpieces. First edition, first impression. This is the gift binding produced by the publishers in preparation for the Christmas sales, as the book was first published on 11 December 1898. Printed in an edition of 500 copies, Wessex Poems includes works written between 1865 and 1897, of which only four pieces had been previously published. Purdy p. 96-106. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Wessex Poems

      Harpers 1898 - first edition first impression from 1898 in excellent condition, spine is browned,there is a previous owner inscription on ffep, no other markings,this is the rarer cream cloth binding with bevelled edges, blocked and lettered in gold, produced by the publishers for Christmas gift sales, an excellent copy please see pics, any questions please get in touch, paypal accepted [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses. With Thirty Illustrations by the Author.

      London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898 - 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. 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. Frontispiece, 12 plates, 18 head- and tailpieces. 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. Purdy, pp. 96-106. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Wooings of Jezebel Pettyfer. Being the personal history of Jehu Sennacherib Dyle, commonly called Masheen Dyle; together with an account of certain things that chanced in the House of the Sorcerer; here set down.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THROUGH UNKNOWN TIBET.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF TIBET & CHINA London 1898, - Unwin. Pictorial buff cloth, very good, 440p.,index, appendix, 77 b. w. photos, 4 pocket maps in pocket,top edge gilt, head/tail spine bit worn, covers bit stained& discolored, else solid. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Through Unknown Tibet.

      T. Fisher Unwin London 1898 - First edition. 8vo. xiv, 440pp., 4 folding maps in end pocket, numerous photographic and other illustrations throughout, original pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, rebacked preserving most of darkened spine. Narrative of the journey of Wellby and Malcolm across Tibet and northern China in 1896, from Srinagar to Peking via Leh, Chang Tang of Tibet and the Koko-Nor dam basin. Yakushi W106. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        White Stains

      [Amsterdam: Leonard Smithers,], 1898. The literary remains of George Archibald Bishop a Neuropath of the Second Empire. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to upper board in white, ankh device to spine in white. Some browning to the endleaves, edges of pages occasionally frayed, corners bumped, cloth a little marked, some repair to the joints but a very good copy. First edition, sole printing. One of 100 copies - this unnumbered. Printed for the author in Holland, the edition was in large part seized by UK customs who destroyed a sizeable majority of copies. Certainly this title is one of Crowley's scarcest.

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        The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography... with additions and corrections by G.H. Johnston

      Edinburgh and London: W. & A.K. Johnston, 1898. Folio (495 x 323mm.), frontispiece and 56 maps printed from lithographic transfer, colour-printed, publisher's black half morocco gilt, gilt edges, some occasional spotting, rebacked and repaired. Hubert Viner Hart, morocco label on front pastedown presenting the book to him from the President and Council of the Royal Geographical Society for proficiency in geography on board the Worcester, July 1898. From the celebrated atlas library of Lord Wardington..

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        Two Portrait photographs of Junius Spencer Morgan, Jr. , as toddler and child, dated December 1894 and August 1898

      n.p., n.d. - Charming photographs of the grandson of the legendary financier J. P. Morgan. The first portrait shows the young child (aged two) standing and holding a sailing ship (L. Alman, New York and Newport, R. I.). In the second (aged six), he is posed leaning against a stone bench before a rural backdrop (Bullingham, London). Eldest son of Jack Morgan, "Junius Spencer, Jr., graduated from Harvard in 1914. he served as a junior officer on a destroyer off the English coast in the war, an experience that left him with shattered nerves. Tall and extraordinarily handsome, with the face of a sensitive actor, he became a Morgan partner in 1919. Warmly approachable and possessed of a dry sense of humor, Junius was probably the nicest Morgan-but the most dismal businessman. . Like his father and grandfather and brother, Junius became a commodore of the New York Yacht Club-the only certifiable Morgan activity that really fit him" (Chernow, The House of Morgan, p. 266) (MORGAN, JUNIUS SPENCER, JR) Each 4 x 5-1/2 inches on studio card mounts, with name and date in ink. Fine

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        Vues de Provence. Première série.

      Imprimerie Marseillaise 1898 - In-folio ( 355 X 270 mm ), broché sous couverture rempliée et chemise cartonnée à dos de percaline vert amande, titre doré sur le premier plat. Titre illustré en couleurs et 50 superbes photographies tirées sur beau papier sous serpentes légendées, principalement des calanques marseillaises par le photographe A. LEZER dit "Le chantre des calanques". Mouillure au second plat et usures aux coins et coupes de la chemise, livre en parfait état quoique ayant tendance à se dérelier, les photographies sont très fraîches. Très rare. photographie marseille provence calanques Regionalisme [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original Studio Portrait of Lt. Col. Sam Steele [South African War Service Kit?] in Imperial Service Solar Helmet Starthcona's Horse

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

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        The Decoration of Houses

      B. T. Batsford, London 1898 - First UK edition, First Impression of the author's first book under her married name (a collection of poems appeared in 1878 under Edith Newbold Jones). Batsford bound up sheets from the first American edition and issued them with a cancel title page. Tall, wide 8vo; pp xxii, 204, [2]pp, with 56 plates and an 8-page publisher's catalogue. Publisher's burgundy cloth, the upper cover decorated in blind and lettered in gilt, the spine titled in gilt, the top edge gilt, the fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. An unusually collectible copy, for all purposes Fine, with all plates present and firmly attached and free of spotting and foxing, all pages (save the toned front fly leaf and first blank) clean, fresh and bright, the binding square and holding firm. Neat and rather elegant ownership inscription to the first blank, dated ‘1.Sept.05.’ Quite scarce in this superb condition. Wharton "was traveling in Europe in early 1895, gathering inspiration for The Decoration of Houses (1897), which she co-wrote with Ogden Codman, a young society architect. . . . Although there is something superficially bizarre about a decorating book whose illustrations are drawn from the great palaces of Europe, the structural principles espoused by Wharton and Codman are essentially functional: rooms must do the work for which they are intended. This first foray into the subject in print was only the beginning: three more books would follow which drew on this expertise and interest—Italian Villas and their Gardens (1904), Italian Backgrounds (1905), and A Motor-Flight Through France (1908)." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

      London: Heinemann, (1898) - First Edition, First State, with 16pp ads. Beautifully bound in contemporary grey full oasis morocco with gilt rule, raised bands with gilt titles and ornamentation, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original covers and spine tipped in. A superb presentation of the Wells classic, filmed by George Pal in 1953 and whose newest film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Tenebrae

      Skeffington & Son, London 1898 - "Tenebrae/A Novel/By/ Ernest G. Henham/Author of 'Menotah', etc./ London/Skeffington & Son, Piccadilly/Publishers to H.M. The Queen and to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales/1898/All Rights reserved". Pages viii, 329 [330]. 8 page publisher's catalogue at rear. Original decorated publisher's cloth. Floral decorated endpapers. Front paste down endpaper is has been covered by a plain piece of old paper (not recent), possibly covering old ownership inscription. Page 34 has been torn and crudely but strongly repaired (again not recent). A psychological horror novel, in the Gothic tradition. (see Clute and Nicholls page 558). Scarce to the point of rarity. Scans can be sent on request. Please note we only ship by airmail for orders out of UK. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal des voyages et des aventures de terre et mer (n° 96 au n° 278)

      Librairie Illustrée,journal des voyages 1898 - 3 volumes in-4, (32.5x23.5 cm), reliés demi-basane rouge, dos titrés, illustrations en noir et blanc, du n° 96 (20 octobre 1898) au n0 278 (30 mars 1902), complet de tous les numéros, une photo a été découpée dans le n° 388, il manque la page 251 ; petites déchirures sur les bordures de pages, rousseurs, petits manques sur le cuir frotté et les bordures, état très correct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peep Bo Pictures

      Ernest Nister, London 1898 - Delightful and extremely rare movable book from Nister comprising of six transformation chromolithograph illustrations. The transformations are made up of horizontal slats operated by a tab that changes the illustration from one scene into another. So there is one scene of two cats having afternoon tea in a teashop and then they go on a boat trip at sea in a boat driven by a Puffin; a hen with her eggs just hatching and then taking her chickens out on the lake. As expected with Nister they are beautiful and sugar sweet! In Hunt, p.316. Not in Montanaro. 20x17.5 cm; 16pp.Scuffed boards with worn corners. This book suffers from the common problem with Nister books of having been published on wood pulp paper which is now very brittle, particularly around the edges. The book binder has re-set the pages and replaced the end papers [retaining the original front and rear free end papers] and reinforced some of the edges with archival tape, but the book is still fragile with chips / abrasions around the page edges / hinge lines - hence overall 'fair' condition. Some of the tabs have been replaced / repaired and all transformations work [to be operated with care!]. A very rare book with lovely illustrations! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley

      MacMillan and Co., London - 1898-1903, 1st UK Edition. () Very good. xv,606; xi,612; xi,622,(2); xii,689,(2); (8),90,(2). Tall octavo. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Top edge somewhat dust soiled. Vol. 1 Frontis, 32 plates; Vol. 2 Frontis, 39 plates; Vol. 3 Frontis, 30 plates and 2 maps.; Vol. 4 Frontis and 28 plates; Supplementary volume 11 plates. Many of the plates are folding. Binding have a bit of uneven fading but overall present very well. The Dictionary of Scientific Biography states this work contains probably all of Huxley's important scientific papers as well a reports of his Royal Institution Friday Evenings Discourses. The volumes are extremely heavily, well illustrated and a major work. This set also contains the scarce supplementary volume issued in 1903. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley [complete in 5 volumes including supplement]

      Macmillan, London 1898 - First (and only) edition of Huxley's complete scientific works, previously only available in the original scientific journals. 1898-1903. 5 volumes: 4 plus the often-lacking supplementary volume. Numerous plates, many folding. A good ex-library set in the original red cloth gilt. Library numbers to foot of spine, usual stamps and labels to endpapers, some light scattered foxing especially to plates, else a clean tight copy of this cornerstone of 19th Century biological thought. Covers rubbed, vol. IV front cover sunned. Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), known as Darwin's bulldog for his passionate defense of the theory of evolution, was a brilliant Victorian anatomist and biologist who counted amongst his grand-children the noted scientist Julian Huxley and renowned author Aldous. Super-royal 8vo, 10¼ " x 6¾". xv + 606, xi + 612, xi + 622, xii + 689, 90. Heavy set of books weighing 11kg (24 pounds). Please inquire for more photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Art Dans La Decoration Exterieure Des Livres en France et a L'Etranger Les Couvertures illustrees les Cartonnages d'Editeurs la Reliure d'Art

      Societe Francaise d'Editions d'Art, Paris 1898 - 272 pages. 28 x 21 cm. Limited edition, copy 690 of 1000, original wrappers designed by Louis Rhead bound-in. Plethora of color tinted and black white text illustrations. French text treats book decoration and the book arts at the turn of the century at the zenith of Art Nouveau influence -- bindings, cover design, commercial printing. Raised bands, spine panels in floral art nouveau motifs, marbled endpapers, rubbing to lower extremities, interior very clean and fresh. Three quarter navy morocco and patterned boards. Teg. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Municipal Architecture in Boston from Designs by Edmund M. Wheelwright, City Architect, 1891 to 1895 (2 Volumes)

      Bates & Guild Company, Boston 1898 - 1/500. Folio. Half-cloth over paper-covered boards portfolio with string ties and cover-plate, as issued. Rebacked. "The designs presented in this book are those made by Mr. Edmund March Wheelwright, in the four years from 1891 to 1895, when he was City Architect for the City of Boston, Massachusetts. Accompanying the plates are plans and working-drawings, descriptions of construction and working data,-all presented in unusual fulness of detail. The value of this publication lies in the merit of the buildings here described and illustrated, and in the fact that it is the first book of the kind to present a collection of designs for municipal work accomplished within a period of four years by a well trained American architect." Part I: Schoolhouse Architecture. 80 pages of text. Part II: Hospital, Institutional, and Miscellaneous Buildings. 52 ,[2],4 pages of text. Illustrated with 100 photographic reproductions in collotype mounted on heavy card stock of exteriors and interiors, in-text b/w drawings, plans and photographs. "Photographic Negatives with the exception of some minor text illustrations, by Mr. E. E. Soderholtz, Boston. Heliotype Plates from the Providence Albertype Co., Providence, R. I." Edited by Francis W. Chandler, who was a Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Age wear, abrasions, discoloration and minor staining on boards. Four ties on Vol. missing. Chipping, closed tears and pulling on edges of some pages in both volumes, not affecting text or images. 7" strip on upper left corner of title-page in Vol. missing. Usual age toning to margins of card stock, some staining on margins of few plates. Complete, portfolio in good, interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Cave Dwellers of Southern Tunisia. Recollections of a Sojourn with the Khaliva of Matmata

      W. Thacker & Co., London 1898 - Original cloth, 8vo., pp. xii, 335, 1, [4], 23, [1] (with the last 28 pages all for ads). Light bubbling on a very small part of front-board, a negligible really small stain on the spine and two pages with some browning because a piece of paper once had been laid in between. Further a very clean and attractive copy. Original publisher's gilt cloth, with the gilt still very bright on front-board and spine. Pages uncut, with 7 full-page plates, a map, a plan and many illustrations in the text. The first page of the ads is decorated with a very charming border in art nouveau style. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      Librairie 1898 - First Edition, First Printing in the original light green printed wraps from the publisher. The book is in nice shape with some wear to the spine and to the top edge of front wrapper that has a tiny hole through the first six leaves. Otherwise, a lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy Rostand First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Cyrano de Bergerac [Presentation Copy] Translated by Howard Thayer Kingsbury: Accepted and Played by Richard Mansfield

      Lamson, Wolffe and Company, Boston, New York, London 1898 - First English Edition, inscribed in an elegant hand by the translator on front fly leaf: "Compliments of / Howard Thayer Kingsbury / November, 1898." Small 8vo: 241,[1]pp. Publisher's original red cloth lettered and decorated in silver to spine and upper board, with frontispiece portrait (tissue guard still present) of the actor Richard Mansfield in costume. A Near Fine or better, spine slightly faded (though silver remains bright) and darkened page edges. Very scarce, particularly in this condition. Cyrano de Bergerac was first published in France by Charpentier et Fasquelle in 1898 (following its stage production at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in Paris on December 28, 1897), and first translated into English by Kingsbury for Lamson, Wolffe the same year. Mansfield was the first actor to play Cyrano in the United States in an English translation. The play is based loosely on the life of Savien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), Rostand’s favorite writer. "Yet the character as portrayed by Rostand – with his excessively-enlarged nose, his almost super-human duelling skills and his ability to improvise eloquent poetic speeches – is far from an exact portrait of the real-life Cyrano of the seventeenth century. . . . Possessed of a keen intellect with an insatiable appetite for reading and for learning, he constantly experiments with, when he is not challenging outright, the established social, scientific, political and religious ideas of his day. This questioning, satirising and ridiculing of contemporary authorities, along with an open-mindedness to new concepts that remains strikingly modern, has earned Cyrano a firm place amongst the libertin writers of seventeenth-century France." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CYRANO DE BERGERAC : A HEROIC COMEDY FROM THE FRENCH OF EDMOND ROSTAND DONE INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY HOWARD THAYER KINGSBURY

      Lamson, Wolffe and Co, Boston 1898 - FINE Binding; 1st Editions; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 241 pages; Nicely full bound in brown pigskin with gilt lettering and borders turned in denteles. Printed on rich laid paper. T E G. Owner's name neatly on an endpaper. Silk marker ribbon. Frontis shows Richard Mansfield as Cyrano. Performed by him at Garden Theater on opening Oct 3, 1898. Contents clean and complete. Binding solid. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac: a heroic comedy from the French

      Lamson, Wolffe and Company, Boston, New York, London 1898 - First edition in English, translated by Howard Thayer Kingsbury. "Accepted and played by Richard Mansfield." Frontispiece of Mansfield w/ tissue guard. No dust jacket, bright silver-stamped red cloth. No names, clean text, solid. All lettering bright. Faults: FEP razored out, vertical cut has affected the half-title pg, but it's still firmly attached. Penciled note verso frontispiece. Related 1899 newspaper clipping glued at back, leaving brown ghost stains on back endpapers. Spine panel very slightly aged. Near-invisible break in cloth on one fleur-de-lys at base of spine. Scarce! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac comédie héroique en 5 actes en vers représentée sur le théatre de la Porte Saint Martin le 28 décembre 1897 in-8,relié,dos cuir en chagrin rouge,5 faux nerfs,fleurons et titres dorés,225 pages.

      Editions Charpentier & Fasquelle Littérature 1898 - Très bon Etat

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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      William R. Jenkins, New York 1898 - First American Edition (in French), preceding both British and American English-language editions. Tall 8vo: [6],7-239,[1]pp, with nine black and white plates, the first, of Rostand, with protective tissue. Publisher's vertically ribbed green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and black, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. A better than Near Fine copy, binding sound, pages fresh and bright, plates clean and free of foxing. Cyrano de Bergerac was first published in France by Charpentier et Fasquelle in 1898 (following its stage production at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in Paris on December 28, 1897), and then, in this edition, in New York. The play is based loosely on the life of Savien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), known for his swashbuckling adventures and large nose, and was meticulously researched, down to the names of the members of the Académie française and the dames précieuses glimpsed before the performance in the first scene. Written in verse, in rhyming couplets of 12 syllables per line, very close to the Alexandrine format. Cyrano introduced the word "panache" into the English language. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volpone: or the Foxe

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co.,, 1898. With a critical essay on the author by Vincent O'Sullivan. With an eulogy of the artist by Robert Ross. Quarto. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine gilt, front board elaborately gilt, Beardsley's 'Puck on Pegasus' gilt-stamped to rear board. Frontispiece, cover design, and 6 initial letters by Beardsley. Ink ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine gently cocked, spine ends and board edges lightly rubbed, corners a bit bumped, minor wear to corners and head of rear joint, rear board slightly soiled, hinges cracked but still holding firm, endpapers tanned, residue of bookplate to front free endpaper. A very good copy with gilding still bright. First edition limited to 1,000 copies; this copy is unnumbered. After his death, Beardsley left several designs, some unfinished or fragmentary, for different classics, including Volpone, Liasons dangereuses, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Nonetheless, the eight artworks published in Leonard Smither's Volpone "reveal a strength and breadth of scope...and a mastery of the medium that make it safe to guess that the book, if completed, would have been his greatest achievement" (Nelson, Publisher to the Decadents, p.167).

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