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        The War of the Worlds

      London, 1898. First edition. Very Good. A Very Good copy of Wells' famous science fiction thriller. First state with the publisher's monogram on the rear board and the correct 16-page publisher's autumn 1897 catalouge at the rear. Completely unrestored, with minor toning and soiling to the boards, light rubbing and wear at the edges of the spine and inner hinge just starting (however still holding well). Previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        And the maids cried "Good gracious, how very tenacious!

      1898. Ink over pencil on paper. Sheet size: 24.9 x 18.6 cm. Excellent condition. A preliminary ink drawing by Rackham for an illustration for "A Lay of St Gengulphus" for The Ingoldsby Legends, first published by J. M. Dent in 1898 on page 191.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Flower Hunter in Queensland and New Zealand

      First edition. Frontispiece, 16 plates (1 double-page chromolithograph) & folding coloured map. 8vo. Original green pictorial cloth, gilt, uncut. [xvi], 272pp. London, John Murray,

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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1898. Limited Edition, one of 525 copies on paper. Full Leather. Octavo. Edward Burne-Jones. pp. [8], [1], 2-70, [71-72]. Printed in red and black in Golden type, except for 4 pages printed in Troy and Chaucer type. Woodcut frontispiece by Burne-Jones with tissue guard; errata slip laid in corrected the date of publication of the Kelmscott Chaucer. Full bound in blue levant goatskin, gold tooled and titled by hand; gilded top edge; marbled endpapers and leather hinges; originally issued in holland-backed boards, the printed paper cover has been mounted and bound in at the rear; all housed in custom clamshell box. A finely bound copy of the final work issued from among the most influential private presses. Peterson A53.

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        Psst !

      psst 1898 - les deux tomes de psst de fevrier 1898 a septembre 1899 la revue satyrique antidreyfusarde avec les dessinateurs forain et caran d ache reliure demi cuir rare car complet [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, only printing, first state of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First state is confirmed by the lack of an errata slip and a publisher's catalogue dated “12/97”. Condition is very good overall, a quite respectable sound and unrestored copy. The publisher's green cloth binding remains tight and square with sharp corners and only light wear to hinges and extremities. The chief exterior defects are modest overall spine toning and a roughly .75 x .75 inch stain at the lower front corner. Nonetheless, shelf presentation is good, with strong green color despite the toning and gilt that remains bright and distinct. The contents are quite clean for the edition. Spotting is mostly confined to the page edges and first several leaves spanning the half title to the contents, only occasionally intruding to blank inner margins of the main text. We find no previous ownership marks. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. The original black endpapers are present, with an unobtrusive cosmetic split to the paper at the front pastedown gutter that in no way affects binding integrity. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: "...I had written them with the design... of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: "...It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.a, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends; or, Mirth & Marvels, by Thomas Ingoldsby. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      - London: J.M. Dent, 1898. 8vo, xxiv, 638 pp. with 12 tissue-guarded color plates, 90 b/w full-page and text illustrations, and green pictorial endpapers all by Rackham. Original gilt pictorial green cloth, gilt top, dust-jacket, a very good copy in a worn dust-jacket. First trade edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ingoldsby Legends; or, Mirth & Marvels, by Thomas Ingoldsby Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      8vo. London: J.M. Dent, 1898. 8vo, xxiv, 638 pp. with 12 tissue-guarded color plates, 90 b/w full-page and text illustrations, and green pictorial endpapers all by Rackham. Original gilt pictorial green cloth, gilt top, dust-jacket, a very good copy in a worn dust-jacket. First trade edition.

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        Rare Antique Print-NORWEGIAN HORSE-PL. 38-Eerelman-1898

      - Antique print, untitled. Antique print, titled: 'Het Noorweegsche Paard.' - A Norwegian Horse. Lithograph (oleograph) on heavy textured paper. Description: This is an original lithograph (inclusing text pages!) of a horse, published by Schillemans & Van Belkum, Zutphen, Netherlands. This print was part of the Dutch edition of "Paardenrassen Kunstalbum" , a portfolio with 41 lithographed plates based on paintings by Eerelman, which depict different breeds of draft horses. The encompanying text descriptions are by E.A.L. Quadekker. The lithographs for this rare portfolio were made by R. Schoenbeck and J.L. Goffart.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Otto Eerelman'. The famous Dutch painter Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was born in Groningen. He enjoyed his basic art education in Groningen. He was further educated in Paris and Brussels. At the end of the 19th c. he worked in the Hague and his fame grew, giving him large commissions including the Dutch Royal Family. His portret of the 8 year old later Queen Wilhelmina on her pony 'Baby' is well known. Otto Eerelman was productive. Initially he painted often historic themes, later he mostly painted animals. Condition: Very good, given age. Good, given age. Given the age of this print it has normal discolorations of the paper, some foxing. Print attached to carrier. Ghosting from previous matting, surrounding print. Remains of tape from previous attachment on rear. Minimal wear to the corners. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: (BG) L9-18 The overall size is ca. 23.3 x 17.7 inch. The image size is ca. 23.3 x 17.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 59.2 x 45 cm. The image size is ca. 59.2 x 45 cm.

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        A Man from the North.

      John Lane: The Bodley Head. 1898 - FIRST EDITION. Half title, 12pp cata. (1897). Endpapers neatly replaced. Orig. red cloth, blocked and lettered in white; sl. rubbing & marking. Bennett?s first novel, the author as ?E.A. Bennett? Semi-autobiographical, the aspiring novelist from the north arrives in London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eighty Years and More, 1815-1897 Reminiscences of E C Stanton

      London: T.F. Unwin, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. The book contains two signatures of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, clipped from a laid-in letter, mounted the front end page. Additionally, the front end page is inscribed by E.C. Stanton's daughter, the suffragette Harriet Stanton Blatch. Also includes a clipped signature of Stanton's son, Theodore Stanton. 1st British ed. Bound in publisher's purple cloth. Spine sunned. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Frontispiece portrait and 10 plates. ix. 474 pages + 1 page of advertising.

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        An Antarctic Mystery. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. Illustrated.

      Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1898 Half title, front. & 63 plates. Orig. red pictorial cloth, blocked in light & dark grey, white, black & gilt; spine faded & chipped at head, recased.Neat ownership inscription on title, 1883. R.G. Taylor booklabel; small name stamps of Jas. Craig. a.e.g. A good sound copy of a scarce Verne title.Le Sphinx des Glaces, 1897. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Verne wrote the novel as a direct sequel to Edgar Allen Poe's The Mystery of Arthur Pym of 1838. He had always held a fascination for Poe's fiction, and wrote in 1864 Edgar Allen Poe et ses oeuvres. JVE V046; Myers 2.

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        The Jolly Polly Stories

      Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1898. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/good. First printing, 1898, in dust jacket. Large 8vo, pictorial pale tan cloth, 99 pp, illustrated in b/w, fine copy in gray pictorial dust jacket that is good with one inch loss to top of spine, a few tears, light loss to bottom of spine. This copy came from the collection of Tom Hale, a professor at Penn State, whose father was Albert Greenleaf Hale; this book was dedicated to Albert Greenleaf Hale, so it was probably one of a number of copies in the family from the author herself, but this one not inscribed. RARE in dust jacket!

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        [Rowlandson, Thomas] Chesterfield Travestie; or, School for Modern Manners

      London: Thomas Tegg, 1898. First edition. Handsome contemporary binding in full polished dark blue calf with ornate double gitl border design on both covers, ornate glt spine with lettering. 10 hand-coloured engraved plates, two of which fold out into nearly 3x the width. Browntoning and staining, plates generally clean and bright. Tight copy of a scarce Rowlandson title.

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        Wiener Bühnenkünstler - Catalogue of Theatrical Postcards

      - An interesting early-20th-century catalogue of theatrical postcards published by the Viennese company Postkartenverlag Brüder Kohn. The catalog contains thumbnail images of 720 available postcards, depicting actors, singers, and other performers of the era. 36 pp. Softcover; loose leaves hole punched and bound with cord, with remnants of a cloth spine present. Internal edge of each page reinforced with archival tape. Overall toning with some areas of soiling and wear, especially to the covers. Overall in very good condition. 6.25 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Rare. OCLC records only 1 copy worldwide and we have found no record of any others at auction or within the trade.The Postkartenverlag Brüder Kohn was founded in 1898 by the brothers Salomon, Adolf, and Alfred Kohn and operated until World War II, when Salomon Kohn was killed in Auschwitz. His son Walter was saved by a Kindertransport to England, and later became a Nobel-prize-winning chemist.

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        Mond-Atlas, entworfen nach den Beobachtungen an der Pia-Sternwarte in Triest.

      Triest: Privately Printed, 1898. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (315 x 257 mm). 20, [2] pp., with photogravure of Krieger's observatory and 28 photolithographed plates, each with a transparent key overlay. Original three-quarter cloth with publisher's printed boards (binding somewhat bowed, boards with little soiling, spotting and marginal browning, little rubbing of extremities). Only very little age-toning and very minor occasional spotting, overlay tissue guards browned as usual. Still a fine, crisp copy. ----Ashworth, The face of the moon, Linda Hall 27 (ref.) - FIRST EDITION, VERY RARE. Krieger (1856-1902) "was a gifted draftsman, but he realized that it make little sense to spend time drawing features that the camera could record. So he had the brilliant idea of adding the finer details by hand at the telescope. The resulting maps of selected craters were not equalled until the U.S. Air Force began issuing its own series of photobase lunar charts in the 1960s. Krieger published the first volume of his drawings in 1898; it contained twenty-eight plates. Due to overwork, his health broke shortly thereafter, and he died before the contemplated second volume could be issued. His manuscripts were taken over by Rudolf König, and the remaining drawings were finally published in 1912." (William Ashworth, Jr, The face of the moon, Galileo to Apollo, n 27). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Der Wiener Congress. Culturgeschichte, die Bildenden Künste und das Kunstgewerbe, Theater - Musik in der Zeit von 1800 bis 1825.

      Wien, Artaria 1898. Folio. VIII, 307(1) S. Mit 47 tls. farb. Tafeln (in untersch. Drucktechniken: Heliogravure, Radierung) und zahlr. Textabb. Dekorativer, roter OLnbd. m. reicher Deckel- u. Rückenvergoldung (von F.W. Papke nach der Original-Enveloppe der Wr. Congress-Acte) sowie gemust. Schnitt u. Vorsätzen. Einbd. etw. berieben u. staubfl., Unterkante des Vorderdeckels abgewetzt, ersten Bll. leicht abgegriffen, Tit. m. überklebt. Stemp., ansonsten tadellos. \"Slg. Mayer 611; Dahlmann/W. 12929. Nr. 226 von 500 numerierten Exemplaren (Gesamtaufl. 550). Prachtvoll ausgestattetes Werk von großem kulturgeschichtlichem Wert. Das vorliegende, dem Kaiser Franz Joseph I. gewidmete Werk wurde angeregt durch die `Wr. Congress-Ausstellung` (1896) um \"\"der Kunst und Kultur jener bedeutsamen, für uns Österreicher besonders denkwürdigen Zeit ein künstlerisches und literarisches Denkmal zu setzen\"\" (aus dem Vorw.). U.a. mit Kapiteln über Goldschmiedekunst, Möbel, Glas, Costüme, geistige Strömungen etc. Unter der Redaktion von Eduard Gustav Adolf Emerich Leisching (1858-1938), dem österreichischen Kunsthistoriker und Direktor des Museums für angewandte Kunst in Wien, dessen Aufbau einen bedeutenden Teil seines Lebenswerkes bildete. - Mit Beiträgen von Bruno Bucher, Joseph Folnesics, Eugen Guglia, Ludwig Hevesi, Carl v. Lützow, Hans Macht, Carl Masner, Alois Riegl, Franz Ritter, Wilhelm Frhr. v. Weckbecker u. Hugo Wittmann.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Österreich, 19. Jahrhundert, Wien, Viennensia

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        Album de Coiffures Travesties. Modèles de la Coiffure Française Illustrée 1889 - 1898 [ Edition originale ]

      E. Robinet Editeur 1898 - 1 vol. in-folio cartonnage éditeur, E. Robinet Editeur, s.d. [ circa 1898 ], 12 planches en couleurs sous serpentes imprimées Bon état (cartonnage frotté avec petit manque en dos, bon état par ailleurs) pour ce rare et bel album Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Henry Fielding. With an Introduction by Edmund Gosse

      Westminster: Printed by the Chiswick Press for Archibald Constable & Co. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1898 - Westminster: Printed by the Chiswick Press for Archibald Constable & Co.; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. Fine. Fine Half-Leather morocco binding by Bayntun Riviere Fine Bookbinders with 5 raised bands, 6 compartments and red cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorations and date to spine. This is a complete set, 12 volumes: The Adventures Of Joseph Andrews. Vol I: 273pp The Adventures Of Joseph Andrews. Vol II: 251pp, Tom Jones Vol I.356pp, Tom Jones Vol II. 391pp, Tom Jones Vol III 342pp, Tom Jones Vol IV. 407pp, 1898 Amelia Vol. I. 299pp, 1898 Amelia Vol. II. 290pp, 1898 Amelia Vol. III. 309pp, 1899 Jonathan Wild 301pp, 1899 Miscellaneous Vol I. 406pp, 1899 Miscellaneous Vol II. 395pp 1899   Top edges gilt. Inside very clean. Frontispieces (most by George Cruikshank) clean, none of which are faded. Front page edges handcut or uncut – see photos. The bindings are tight throughout.     Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – five raised bands, gilt titles, some very minor wear and the odd nick. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – very good condition – hand or uncut. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs – very good condition – marbled. End papers – very good condition – marbled. Title – very good condition. Pages – very good condition – clean. Binding – very good condition. See photos  [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        35 mois de campagne. En Chine, au Tonkin Courbet - Rivière (1882-1885) Ouvrage illustré par P. Marie et A. Brun. Préface par Pierre Loti de l?Académie Française.

      Paris, Charavay, Mantoux, Martin Librairie d?Éducation de la Jeunesse, (in fine: Paris, - L. Maretheux, imprimeur, 1 rue Cassette), s.d., vers 1898, - in-4to, 324 p., illustrations en noir/bl. in- et hors texte, envoi ms sur le faux-titre ?A Bernard de Raemy / Souvenir des catéchismes de Premiere Communion / Fribourg, le 1 Mai 1904 / J. Conus Ch. Rect.? percaline rouge dos richement orné en couleurs, plat devant à la plaque historiée signée ?A. Brun? - Engel rel., tranches dorées, charnière en haut au verso avec mince fente (faiblesse de la toile), bel exemplaire. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Volume II (2) 1-7 The Danish Ingolf Expedition (original copies in hardcover library binding)

      Bianco Luno - Hardcover; Mixed language; No jacket; First Edition; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; Ex-library; good condition; undated Liverpool University Library binding of ORIGINAL copies of 7 monographs (without their covers); boards have a few marks and hinges have some splits; some movement to front board otherwise binding is firm; pages are clean; monographs 1-5 are in English, 6-7 are in German; contents are: 1. The Ichthyological Results (Chr Lutken, 1898); 2. On the Appendices Genitales in the Greenland Shary (Hector F E Jungerson, 1899); 3. Nudibranchiate Gasteropoda (R Bergh, 1900); 4. The North-European and Greenland Lycodinae (Adolf Severin Jensen, 1904); 5. Lamellibranchiata, Part I (Adolf S Jensen, 1912); 6-7. Ascidiacea, Parts I and II (R Hartmeyer, 1923 and 1924). HEAVY BOOK(S) 5.7kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        When All Men Starve : showing how England hazarded her naval supremacy, and the horrors which followed the interruption of her food supply

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, New York and London 1898 - 192 pages. Publisher's decorated cloth with gilt titles to spine, rubbed and faded; binding sound and hinges secure. Gift inscription to front pastedown; a few unobtrusive pencil ticks to contents. Fore- and lower edges untrimmed. 1898 on title page, copyright 1897 by John Lane on verso, as with the only copy located on OCLC. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The War of the Worlds

      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1898 - First edition. Bright, fresh grey board covers with minor bumping at extremities and a little fraying at foot of spine. Bold black titles. 32 pages of adverts in the back, some which are uncut. Moderate to heavy foxing on front and back endpapers with some light foxing throughout. Page 23 has sizeable corner torn off, as has p123 and p255 has some tearing on the edge. Gift inscription dated 1902 on ffep. Overall, a very nice copy for a collector's library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      David Nutt. London., 1898. First edition. pp xiv, 255. Frontispiece with tissue guard.Fine binding of full vellum with gilt rules, with exquisite hand-painted designs on the front cover and spine by Percy H. Bate of geranium (or possibly vibernum) blossoms outlined in blue on a background of gold stippling and surrounding the titles which are in red (initialled ''B'' and dated 99). Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.Edges slightly spotted. Internally very good indeed. Binding fine.

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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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        Versuch einer Darstellung der Empfindungen.

      Vienna, Alfred Hölder, 1898. 4to. Contemporary half morocco over boards, spine lettered in gilt, original front wrapper bound in; pp. 28, five folding tables; light marking to boards, a little tightly bound, otherwise very good. This is the very rare pothumously published Essay on the Explanation of the Senses, an attempt to get to grips in a scientific and quantitative way with the senses of touch, taste, vision and hearing, their components such as colours, bitter or sweet, high or low pitch, all visualised in three-dimenional space and dealt with in an arithmetical way. The author, who died before the publication of this work, discusses as well the relation between linguistic expression and the actual physicality of a sensation. Synesthetic correlations, oppostions of qualities, analogies between different senses, and the interaction of simultaneous stimuli of different senses are all dealt with in depth and with references to Helmholtz, Ernst Mach, Chevreul, and Herbert Spencer. No copy could be traced in either Britain or North America.

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        An autograph letter signed to Baroness Caccamisi (Blanche Marchesi, mezzo-soprano and voice teacher [1863-1940]) seeking to find a convenient time to visit her in between his many rehearsal commitments

      Three pages octavo (in French), undated but with the original stamped addressed envelope postmarked London, 2 July 1898. They had appeared together on the same program on Thursday 23 June. Offered with a vintage gelatin silver photographic portrait (postcard-format) of Saint-Saëns.

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      New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers, 1898.. Octavo, pp. [iii-vi] vii-viii 9-274, original pictorial gray cloth, front panel stamped in red, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "In a trance a young man travels to a spiritually 'regenerated' planet where a reform group, led by a philanthropist, built a model city and supported companies injured by corrupt trusts. The result was a heaven of free competition and religious piety." - Roemer, p. 203. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 87. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 25. Locke, Voyage in Space (2011) V-103. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 202. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 114. Not in Lewis, Kopp, or Negley. Bleiler (1978), p. 12. Reginald 00611. Wright (III) 165. Formerly collector William Harry Hopkins' copy with his embossed stamp on the front free endpaper. Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, general soiling to cloth, inner hinges repaired, still a very good copy. A very scarce book. (#149000)

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Words by Rudyard Kipling. 4to.

      William Heinemann. 1898 - Illus., 1p. ad. on verso of final leaf. Orig. illustrated paper boards, cloth spine; some sl. rubbing to extremities. Internally exceptionally bright, a very nice copy in its original state. Stewart pp156-8. A calendar for 1898 composed of illustrations of seasonal sports by Nicholson and accompanying short verses by Kipling. June is the month of Cricket: 'Thank God who made the British Isles / And taught me how to play, / I do not worship crocodiles / Or bow the knee to clay! / Give me a willow wand and I, / With hide and cork and twine, / From century to century / Will gambol round my Shrine.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1898. All volumes are dated 1898 on title-page. 9 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarters blue morocco, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf for Charles Scribner's Sons, NYC. All volumes are dated 1898 on title-page. 9 vols. 8vo.

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        A Chinese Biographical Dictionary 

      First edition. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf (minor wear), original wrappers bound in the back. Title stamped, ex-library copy (Trinity College, Dublin, with duplicate stamp), still a very good copy. [xii], 1022pp. London/Shanghai, B. Quaritch/Kelly & Walsh,

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        Six vintage gelatin silver photographs (each 120 x 177 mm) taken before the fall of Jerusalem on 9 December 1917

      Lengthy captions in pencil on the verso of each photograph are most illuminating, not least because they were inscribed by an Australian soldier in Jerusalem shortly after the fall. He is possibly a member of the 4th Light Horse Brigade, and accordingly a veteran of the famous charge at Beersheba (see below). One of his most important observations is that the photographs were produced by 'the Turkish army photographer who was left behind in Jerry and now sells the prints to us deluded fools at a bondman price'. These comments are among others written on the verso of a photograph of Australian prisoners of war: 'Some of our cavalry, looking pretty dejected, poor devils, at Jerusalem Station. The officer is ours, too. Note the jacko wounded in the rear'. We have traced only one other example of five of these photographs (albeit cropped differently), and two different variants of the sixth, in two named collections in the Library of Congress. The main repository is a pair of albums compiled by John Whiting (image numbers 75, 87, 116 ['Australians captured at Shellal'], 151, 179, and 205 [a variant image]; all of these prints are of an image a centimetre to the right and a centimetre lower than the six on offer). The source of the other variant image is the G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection. An informative (but not entirely accurate) online article by Issam Nassar, 'John Whiting's Album of the Great War in Palestine', gives details of Jerusalem's American Colony and the photography department it opened in 1898; 'Whiting, along with others including Eric Matson, was one of its leading photographers ... [and Whiting] might be the one who shot most, if not all, of the photographs in the albums'. The captions on this small group of photographs tell a different, more complete, and much more nuanced, story. For example, Whiting's prosaic caption on his number 179, '6th Cavalry Squadron', is more accurately described thus: 'Jacko cavalry on the edge of the plain our 4th L.H. Bde charged over into Beersheba. Taken two days before our attack'. Whiting has on number 205 'Last review by Jamal [sic] Pasha & Von Kress in Jer.', while our almost 70-word account commences with 'Review by Jemal Pasha, Jacko C. in C. on the open ground just south of Jerusalem and on part of which I am at present camped. X is now used as our army post office ...'. All in all, the annotations run to nearly 340 words, not all of them complimentary, no matter what the nationality. In one instance, he writes that 'These pictures will illustrate the fact that we are fighting an army on this front and not a mere ragged rabble as some good folk in Australia - home of the Fenian and cold feet - might be [tempted?] to think'. The photographs are clearly rare by any definition; these unvarnished observations make them uniquely desirable.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Cyrano de Bergerac, A Heroic Comedy

      Lamson, Wolffe and Company, Boston 1898 - "Cyrano de Bergerac, A Heroic Comedy" from the French by Edmund Rostand. Done into English Verse by Howard Thayer Kingsbury. First English language edition, which precedes the UK publication. Published by Lamson, Wolffe and Company, Boston, 1898. Measures 4.25" x 7", 241 pages. Contemporary new leather spine affixed to the original boards with raised bands. Gilt titling and bands on the spine. The book is in very good condition. Minor wear and soiling to the paper covered boards. Previous owners inscriptions on the front endpaper in ink. Previous bookstore's sticker on the rear paste-down. The contents are gently toned, clean, bright, unmarked, and complete. The binding is sound. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store.We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H8-82) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books and Bindery]
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        The Virgin of the Sun - A Tale of the Conquest of Peru

      Arthur Pearson, London 1898 - London, Arthur Pearson, 1898. Limited Edition. Presentation copy. Inscribed by the author to the publisher. Front free endpaper bears Pearson's inscription, locating it in his library. Half-title bears the author's inscription 'Cyril Arthur Pearson \ from \ George Griffith \ 1898'. Vellum-bound unlike the regular cloth issue. Condition is very good; vellum rubbed and a touch soiled though gilt remains bright, some soiling. Front hinge pulled with webbing showing. Plate, tissueguard and title page a touch foxed. Bleiler has it as Supernatural / Raising the Dead [Bleiler, p87], though Locke disagrees noting the absence of text indicating such a them. Locke has it as a straight-forward historical adventure, albeit for a mythical place - the author's first 'serious' work [Locke, p98, vol I]. [5976, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      - Illustrated by Bryan Hook, A. D. McCormick and from photographs from nature by R. B. Lodge. Pp. xvi+340(last blank), frontispiece with tissue guard, plus 16 plates (including a tinted map of London) and 15 text illustrations, bibliography, index; green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, edges lightly rubbed, a couple of tiny bruises near centre fore-edge of boards, the spine and lower board faintly scuffed; t.e.g., others uncut; hinges tender at a couple of points, a few small edge chips or splits, scattered light foxing; Longmans, Green, London, 1898. First edition. Payne A16a. *With the author's signed presentation inscription (to Dr. Tom Robinson, dated 1903) mounted on the upper pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modelli di Calligrafia per le Scuole medie - Tecniche normali e commerciali

      Litografia Doyen di L. Simondetti - Torino. ITALIANO 0,2 Stato discreto, della cartella rimane un piatto ed un lembo, bella grafica e due timbri su piatto, tavole in buono stato, con alcune bruniture ed accenno di fioritura. Edizione interamente rifatta. Pubblicazione premiata colle più alte onorificenze alle Esposizioni internazionali e mondiali di Parigi, Genova, Chicago, Bruxelles, Torino 1898 - fuori concorso Membro del Giurì. USATO

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

      William Berrian [V.H. Everson, print.] [1898], New York - 48pp. Octavo [20 cm] Tan printed wrappers. Front wrap almost completely disbound, chipping to extremities. Includes a printed laid in card at the front from the bookseller asking for a buyer for the entire collection. In 1899, the Berrian Collection became part of the permanent archives of Mormon books and documents at the New York Public Library. This was the first bookseller catalog devoted entirely to Mormonia. Flake/Draper 441. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Yukon Territory (Includes the Map)

      Downey and Co 1898 - London: Downey & Co Limited, 1898. Pictorial Cover. First Edition. xiv, 438 pages, frontispiece and 68 illustrations, of which 22 are full page plates (all present). The title page mentions a map which is included in a pocket at the rear of the volume. Map in good condition. Evidence of a Bookplate removed to the front paste down, W H Smith blind stamped to the top of the front end paper. Contains three exploration reports: 1. The Narrative of W.H. Dall, Leader of the Expedition to Alaska in 1866-1868; 2. The Narrative of an Exploration made in 1887 in the Yukon District by George M. Dawson, D. S., F.G.S.; 3. Extracts from the report of an exploration made in 1896-1897 by Wm. Ogilvie, D.L.S., F.R.G.S. Scarce with the map. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – title in gilt, wear to the top and tail of the spines – see photos. Joints – good condition – solid. Corners – good condition – gently bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – minor marks and wear, scratch to the rear. Page edges – good condition – top edge gilt, fore edges hand cut. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – a little loose and ‘crunchy’ but holding well with no splitting. Paste downs – good condition – evidence of a bookplate or library sticker removed to the front paste down, map pocket to the rear paste down, worn through to the base so the map 'peeks out' (internally). End papers – good condition – blind stamp for W H Smith to front paste down. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – some foxing to pages. Binding – good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1898 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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