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        Skazka o Tsare Saltane, Kniaze Gvidone, i o prekrasnoi tsarevne Lebedi [The Tale of Tsar Sultan, of his Son, and of the Beautiful Swan Princess]

      Moscow: A.I. Mamontov. 1898. First. Oblong octavo. [32]pp. Color illustrations by Sergei V. Maliutin. Original printed wrappers, re-backed. Front cover with a relatively large but faint dampstain, several small repairs, else about very good copy of an attractively illustrated tale. Maliutin's illustrations in Russian Arts and Crafts style were highly influential, especially on Bilibin. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Municipal Architecture In Boston From Designs by Edmund M. Wheelwright City Architect, 1891 to 1895

      Bates & Guild, Boston 1898 - 80 & 52 pages in text. Folio, 48 x 41 cm. Limited edition, copy 226 of 500. 100 tipped-in collotype plates with additional illustrations in the text, mostly floor plans. List of Subscribers. The editor was Professor of Architecture at M.I.T. Public schools, hospitals, fire and police stations, piers and subway coverings are visually presented. Interior contents, plates and text, generally clean. Small stamp of Edward Harrison Hoyt, Architect on first blank endpaper, autograph letter from Wheelright tipped-in. Slight discoloration cover of Vol. I. Originally issued in board portfolios. Brown buckram. Very good. 2 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Charpentier 1898 - - Charpentier, Paris 1898, 13x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline grise, dos lisse , pièce de titre de basane rouge, plats de papier marbré, coins légèrement émoussés, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Tristan Bernard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1898. - Oblong small quarto. Cloth backed pictorial paper boards. Illustrated throughout. Edges and fore-tips shelfworn and bumped, endsheets a bit foxed, boards a bit dust darkened, but a good copy of a fragile book. First edition. Loosely-inserted is an autograph letter, signed ("Frost") from the artist, 3pp, 8vo, on the blue printed stationery of Convent, Morris County, New Jersey, 2 May, 1898. To "Frank," inviting him to play golf at the Morris County course, and to view some art on which Frost is currently employed: "I am at work on some golf caricatures that I would like to have you see, but I wouldn't let you see unless you saw them in my studio: I think they are pretty good and I see a good scheme [?] in them. . . ." Further, Frost refers to his own prowess as a golfer (" . . . I can't hit a balloon yet; played Saturday and today and am pretty rank.") and thanks his correspondent for allowing him to send the "Bicycle drawing" to him, adding: "I feel sure any idea you have for a book is a good idea, and I can almost say I am ready to go with [?] it." Beneath his signature, Frost has drawn a caricature of himself playing golf, captioned: "This is the way the ball looks so I hit it on its top." Letter slightly soiled and worn; edges browned; some slight marking on verso, else very good. The recipient of this letter may be the author, Frank R. Stockton, whose property in Morristown, New Jersey, "The Holt," adjoined Frost's own property at Convent Station. Frost illustrated a number of Stockton's stories, and was one of the latter's few intimate friends. REED, p.158.

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      R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London 1898 - Kemble, E. W. A COON ALPHABET. New York & London: R. H. Russell & John Lane, 1898. First edition. 8vo - 7-1/4" x 9". Cloth backed pictorial boards with some soiling and wear. (54)pp. There are two pages devoted to each letter of the alphabet. The first page contains a three line poem in stereotypical dialect and the second page contains the end of the rhyme. Each of these pages features a large and wonderful black and white drawing by E. W. Kemble illustrating the rhyme. The book is still tightly bound which is unusual for this title which is very difficult to find in anything other than tattered copies. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD -. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Le Theatre: Revue Mensuelle & Bimensuelle Illustree. From Volume One, Number 1, January 1898 to Number 288- December, 1910; Bound in 24 Leather Backed Volumes.

      Goupil & Cie, Manzi Joyant & Cie Successeurs,, Paris, 1898-1910 - The magazines contain detailed reviews of French and European plays and operatic productions including provincial theaters.The first major photographic survey of the theatre. BINDING: The first two years were published monthley, hence each of these two years bound in one volume; after that each year was bound in two volume. The 24 volumes are very nicely bound in matching red leather backed boards with most of the original wrappers bound-in. CONDITION: A VERY ATTRACTIVE, CLEAN AND TIGHT RUN. ( PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE ANOTHER 14 VOLUMES FOR SALE INDIVIDUALLY AND BOUND IN THE ORIGINAL PICTORIAL CLOTH, DATED FROM 1900 TO 1912 ). Size: 35.5 X 28 Cms. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The imperial dictionary of the English language: A complete encyclopaedic lexicon, literary, scientific, and technological(Eight volume set)

      Blackie and Son 1898 - VGC.Blackie and Son,1898.Eight volume set.New Edition carefully revised and greatly augmented.Large format green hardbacks(gilt lettering on the front cover and spine,some marks,nicks and small dents on the cover and spine) in VGC, no Dj as issued.Illustrated with more than 3000 illustrations printed in the text and a series of engraved and coloured plates.Nice and clean pages with some foxing marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges,some tears and small stain marks on the edges of the pages,creases,small ink marks,foxing marks and nicks on the edges of the pages.The books are in VGC for its age but with some shelf wear.3300pp including List of abreviations,description of the plates,appendices,index.A collectable set.Please note: This is very heavy set(approx 10 Kg). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books BA]
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        New Climbs in Norway. An Account of some Ascents in the Sondmore District. Illustrated by A. D. McCormick and from photographs.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. X + 257 + (1) s. Illustrert. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Topp gullsnitt. Ex libris på forsatsbl. Frontplansje med lite hakk i ytre kant.. *Schiötz 773. "Klatring i Søndmøre sesongen 1897, for øvrig korte beskrivelser av Bergen, Aalesund m.m. - Anmeldt i "The Alpine Journal May 1899, antageligvis av Slingsby (usignert)

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        MEMORIE per la storia della Liburnica città di Fiume scritta dal Fiumano. Pubblicate per cura del Municipio.

      Mohovich, Fiume 1898 - 3 voll. in-4 gr., pp. VII, 292; VII, 235; 301, (2), leg. mod. cartone con cop. orig. applicate ai piatti. Ritr. dell'A. inc. in antip. Da pag. 5 a pag. 8 bibliogr. e fonti storiche utilizzate per l’opera del Kobler. Diverse tavv. con ritr. di personaggi. A pag. 128 del terzo vol. stemma della città in cromolito. La più imp. storia municipale di Fiume estesa anche a tutta l'Istria. Manca al Lozzi. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Intonso. [108]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        "Grand Canyon, Arizona": watercolor on paper, signed

      n.p, ca. 1898. Image 10-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches; matted and framed. . Fine condition . The artist's first watercolor, done at the start of a distinguished career. Herman Armour Webster (1878-1970) was born in New York City and attended Yale, graduating in 1900. He then moved to Paris and studied painting and etching at the Jullien Academy. In 1905 four of his etchings were shown at the Paris Salon, and in 1907 he became an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, in London; he subsequently became a member of the Societe National des Beaux Arts in Paris. His work is represented in the collections of the Musee Nationale du Luxenburg, Paris, as well as the Library of Congress, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chicago Art Institute, among others

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Autograph letter signed to his sister Ellen ("My dear Nelly")

      7 Clifton Terrace, Dorking, 17 November, 1898. One page, octavo (176 × 115 mm), conjugate leaf removed, trace of mount on verso. Horizontal crease where folded centrally. A note to his sister: "I thought I remembered sending, or bringing, the Michelet to Wakefield. But I suppose I was mistaken. The vol. has somehow been lost, unfortunately. Affectionately yours, George Gissing". Gissing had last visited his family in Wakefield in September 1898. Michelet, best known for his monumental Histoire de France (1833–67) was also author of a number of works promoting the romantic view of nature. Gissing disapproved of Michelet's generalisations about women as the weaker sex, but was otherwise a fan, read many of his books, and described him as "a great and sympathetic genius" (20 November 1898, Collected Letters, VII, pp. 231–2).

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        kelly's directory of Hampshire, The Isle of Wight, Wiltshire and Dorsetshire. 1899

      Kelly's Directories Ltd, London 1898 - xxxviii + 1726 pages plus 60 pages of adverts. 3.1kg. Red cloth boards with two repaired tears to faded spine, boards rubbed and scuffed to all edges, with the contents tight, with some sporadic spotting throught, with 4 fold-out maps, with tear to Hampshire map, with front end-paper missing. Very Good. This is the 10th edition with Every Parish in the counties is included. A rare title to find. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire. Année complète 1898.

      Bureaux de la Revue 1898 - - Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1898, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale.Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline verte foncée, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue.Douze numéros de janvier à décembre 1898. Couvertures conservées.Chaque numéro est illustré d'une xylographie.Contributions littéraires de René Boylesve, Henri Ghéon, André Gide, Francis Jammes, etc.Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      - Paris Louis Henry MAY 1898 . Un volume broché petit IN 4 de 49 pp , orné de 9 eaux fortes couleurs de ORAZI , gravées par MASSE , Couverture vignettes Art Nouveau de RUDINCKI . Tirage à 300 ex . Un des 250 ex . sur Vélin à la cuve de RIVES ( n ° 119 ) . Exemplaire en très bonne condition . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Korea and Her Neighbours - A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and Present Position of the Country - Volume I (One)

      John Murray, London 1898 - 261 pages. Colour fold-out sketch map of central Korea. Tissue-protected frontisplate. Wonderful black and white photographic plates plus numerous black and white illustrations in text, complete per list on page A. Her conclusions are the result of ". a long and intimate study of a people whose isolation during many centuries renders a description of their character, institutions, and peculiarities especially interesting at the present stage of their history." - from Preface. Binding sound. Label of Rosa Fitz-George atop front free endpaper - See Wikipedia for details of this storied woman. Gilt lettering upon backstrip. Red and black decoration with gilt lettering upon front board. Fore-edge rough-cut. Above-average external soiling to boards and edges. Please note: Volume 2 not included. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Skazka o Tsare Saltane, Kniaze Gvidone, i o prekrasnoi tsarevne Lebedi [The Tale of Tsar Sultan, of his Son, and of the Beautiful Swan Princess]

      Moscow: A.I. Mamontov. 1898. First. Oblong octavo. [32]pp. Color illustrations by Sergei V. Maliutin. Original printed wrappers, re-backed. Front cover with a relatively large but faint dampstain, several small repairs, else about very good copy of an attractively illustrated tale. Maliutin's illustrations in Russian Arts and Crafts style were highly influential, especially on Bilibin. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Universal-Lexikon der Kochkunst. [5:th edition]

      J.J.Weber, Leipzig und Nordhausen 1898 - 2 volumes. Half calf. Decorated endpapers. First volume condition: Front and rear cover somewhat worn, mainly at edges. Spine with some tears to the rear. Interior, stain from flower on page 62/63, otherwise in very good condition. Second volume condition: Boards and spine in similar condition as volume 1. Interior with a small stain at upper right corner of the first 25 pages. Otherwise in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Odessa, 1898. - Contemporary cloth w. marbled boards, 72 pp. Portraits of Herzl and Max Norday. Fine. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exceptional unsigned Russian Royal cabinet photo (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution) with his wife ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina of Nicholas II of Russia) & sister XENIA (Grand Duchess, 1875-1960, Wife of her Cousin Grand Duke Alexander)]

      1898 - showing him seated on his horse next to the carriage containing his young Empress and his sister Xenia, at the Jubilee du Regiment, 8" x 5", no place, (Tsarkoe Selo) no date, c. September

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
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        Recherches sur l'histoire du Cambodge, du Laos et du Siam (Mission Pavie en Indo-Chine, Etudes diverses II),

      P., Leroux 1898, - in-4, XLV-494 pp. (mal paginé 449), illustré d'1 carte en couleurs et de 70 planches comprises dans la pagination, reliure papier, dos orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre (reliure moderne). La majeure partie de l'ouvrage est consacrée au Laos: Laos Oriental (histoire du pays de Lan-Chhang, Hom-Khao, histoire de Pra-Kang, histoire de Chantaphinit), Laos Occidental (histoire de Nang Kiam Maha Téri, rois successeurs jusqu'à Attentarach, rois de Haripoun depuis Attentarach). Suivent l'étude proprement dite des inscriptions trouvées à Luang-Prabang, Lampoun, Xieng-Rai, Xieng-Mai, Pa-pao. Quelques piqûres par endroits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HUSTED'S OAKLAND, ALAMEDA And BERKELEY DIRECTORY. Giving Name, Occupation and Residence of All Adult Persons Together with a Classified Business Directory and Street Guide. 1898.

      Enquirer Publishing Co.,, Oakland, Cal.: 1898 - Folding map "Showing Subdivsions in Block 10 / Central Park Tract, Berkeley, Cal. April, 1897". Rebacked. Paper yellowing & becoming brittle, with some leaf edge chipping. Ex-lib, with stamp to front paste-down [no other library markings seen]. Period pos [Dec. 21/97"] to ffep. A VG copy. Later canvas spine over printed green paper wrapped boards. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6". 1st edition thus, i.e., for this year (Rocq 24). 709 pp. 7 inseted trade card-style adverts ["Webster Photograph" lacking right half]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fifty Years of Masonry in California [ CECIL B. DE MILLE''S COPY ] Complete 2 Volume Set

      San Francisco : G. Spaulding, 1898. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        From Sunset Ridge: Poems Old and New

      Houghton Mifflin The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1898 - First edition. Cloth spine, paper-covered boards. Gilt titles and decoration, top edge gilt. viii, 190 pp. Printed on laid paper, one edge untrimmed. Contemporary signature of Andrew Stewart, dated October 29th, 1898. Library mark on spine, stamp on front endpaper, discard stamp and pocket fragment to rear endpaper. A couple of rough edgewear spots to top of boards. Good. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon in sechzehn Bänden [A-Z + 1 Band Supplement] Revidierte Jubiläums-Ausgabe,

      Leipzig-Berlin-Wien, F.A.Brockhaus, 1898. - 14., vollständig neubearbeitete Aufl., 17 Bände (16+1). 4° (26x16), je Band etwa 1000 S., mit Tafeln in Holzstich und Chromolithographie, Karten und Pläne sowie unzählige TextAbb., einheitl OHldrbde mit LdrEcken, mit reicher goldRPräg, (Gelenke und Kapitale intakt), wenige Kanten etwas berieben, Band 1 und 13: je 1 Lage lose, Band 10: 1 Bl.stärker beschädigt unsachgemäß repariert, gepflegte Exemplare, Einband: Buchhandlung G.Senf Nchfolger, Leipzig.-- komplett in 16 Bänden A-Z , dazu 1 Band Supplement.-

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        The Nigger of the "Narcissus"

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Open Boat and other tales of adventure

      New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.,, 1898. 16mo. Original green cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine blocked in dark green and silver. The odd mark in the text, bookplate to front pastedown half of which has been neatly removed, spine slightly rolled and with a light vertical crease, tips very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing. One of Crane's best regarded collections in the slightly scarcer and decidedly more attractive of two variant bindings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Com?die Humaine

      London - Downey & Co. 1898 - A beautifully presented set of La Comdie Humaine, Honor de Balzac's multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society in the period of the Restoration and the July Monarchy (18151848). The Comdie humaine consists of 91 finished works (stories, novels or analytical essays) and 46 unfinished works (some of which exist only as titles). The stories are placed in a variety of settings, with characters reappearing in multiple stories. This Edition, including replica Illustrations on India Paper, is limited Two Hundred and Fifty sets, of which this is No. 207Each volume features an attractive two colour vignette title page opposite an illustrated frontispiece protected by a tissueguard printed with a red caption for the image. Illustrated by a number of different artists, including L. Chalon, M. Orange, Jacques Wagrez, Jules Giradet, A. P. Laurens and Adrien Moreau - with typically seven full page illustrations per volume, each with tissueguard. In English, with translations by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. The set is incomplete andcomprised of:II. Fame and SorrowIII. Modeste MignonIV. Albert SavarusV. Memoirs of Two Young Married WomenVI. The Marriage ContractVII. A Daughter of EveVIII. A Start in LifeIX. BeatrixX. Eugenie GrandetXI. The Two BrothersXII. The Lily of the ValleyXIII. UrsulaXIV. PierretteXV. The Gallery of AntiquitiesXVI. Lost IllusionsXVII. The Great Man of the Provinces in ParisXVIII. Lucian de RubempreXIX. The Incarnation of VautrinXX. Ferragus, Chief of the DevorantsXXI. Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau XXII. Bureaucracy XXIII. The Lesser Bourgeoisie XXIV. GobseckXXV. Cousin BetteXXVI. Cousin PonsXXVIII. An Historical MysteryXXIX. The Brotherhood of ConsolationXXX. The Deputy of ArcisXXXIII. Sons of the SoilXXXIV. The AlkahestXXXV. Catherine de MediciXXXVI. JuanaVery scarce. Condition: In full cloth bindings with gilt lettering to spines and gilt signature to front boards. Externally,often rubbed with small marks in places and some shelfwear evident. Spines faded but still quite smart. Small tear to cloth of backstrip of volume XX. 12 of 64 hinges strained, 4 tender. Internally, firmly bound, tissueguards are occasionally loose. Some browning or light spotting to endpapers. Elsewhere very bright and clean on the whole with only occasional spots here and there. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The War of the Worlds

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

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

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

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

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        Lost Illusions - 1

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

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        Travels in the coastlands of British East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, their agricultural resources and general characteristics

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Falling Prices and The Remedy

      Boston: George Book Publishing Co.. Hardcover. 231 pages. History certainly does repeat itself as the following statement appears upon the title page: "Equity and justice demand that the merchant, manufacturer, farmer, and wage-earner shall receive as much consideration at the hands of the law-makers as is accorded to those who deal in money." Clearly, the author would not be a fan of Goldman Sachs and their modern-day ilk. Chapter titles include the following: Thirty Years' Fall in Prices; Disastrous Effects of Falling Prices; Opinions Regarding the Cause of the Fall in Prices; Money, its use and abuse; Our Money a Banker's Money; A Monetary System Which Will Restore Prosperity; Bimetallism as a Cure; Immigration; Trusts and Department Stores as a Cause; Overproduction; Hard Times - The Effect of "Improved Machinery"; Confidence; Supply and Demand; Review and Summary of Overproduction; Review and Summary of Bimetallism; Conclusion. Tissue-protected black and white photographic frontisplate of author. Bright gilt lettering upon maroon backstrip and decorated front board. Prior owner's signature upon front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding sound. An above-average copy of this important and timely work. . Good. 1898. First Edition.

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lettres de deces DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        A Man From The North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Open Boat

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Books Renewed]
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        MANSFIELD PARK. With an introduction by Austin Dobson

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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