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        Emma 1898 GIFT QUALITY, Green Hardback, Illustrator Chris Hamond Floral Cover

      GEORGE ALLEN, LONDON, ENGLAND 1898 - Cover has a few air bubbles and minor shelf wear. Unique gilt floral designs adorn front cover and spine. Gilt page edges. Font and back inside hinge is cracked, page alignment is shelfcocked. Black and white illustrations throughout. Binding is tight and pages are clean. DATE PUBLISHED: 1898 EDITION: 504 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The annals of Mont Blanc.

      Fisher Unwin, London. 1898 - Prima edizione. Grande carta geografica a colori più volte ripiegata, fototipie su carta pesante, fotografie su carta patinata e legatura originale con impressioni in oro. Opera fondamentale che ripercorre la storia delle spedizioni al Monte Bianco. Formato: XXIV, 367 p., [30] c. di tav., [1] c. geogr. ripieg., 23 cm, tela decorata. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, gora alla prima carta bianca.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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      " Kaltenleutgeben, near Vienna." 7 May 1898. - 3 1/3 pages, in ink, on rectos and versos of two octavo lettersheets. Modest tanning, old folds from mailing, slightly weak at one fold, one word slightly smudged below baseline, otherwise very good. To "Dear Gilder," in the recipient's role as editor of CENTURY MAGAZINE: "If I want more, 'say so.' A young person would walk into that trap, imagining it a promise, whereas it has only the gilded outside aspect of one . But I am not a young person: I have had it & cannot catch it again. So I, who am the descendant of the horse-beck's daughter, say not a single word, but am amply content with the addition of that great compliment wherein you tell me it is the highest price you have ever paid to anybody for anything. I have had that compliment paid to me three or four times in my life, & in every case there was something upliftingly splendid about the feel of it. I think it must be the way a pirate or tiger feels when he has made a 'record' . I still remember the first two instances . One was 31 years ago, when a now forgotten London magazine went down into its treasury & paid me $12.50 per mag. page for a 4-page article; the other was 22 years ago when the Atlantic paid me $18 per mag page for a series of articles. To be conscientiously accurate, that wasn't the highest the Atlantic had ever paid for prose - it had paid the same rate to Holmes for the 'Autocrat.' Still, as you will easily understand, the 'feel' was there: because to be rated with Oliver Wendell was itself a 'record.' In those days the author hadn't his today's chance to scrape the fat off'n an editor, but in those days there wasn't any fat on him - he hadn't either circulation or advertisements ." Signed "Yours sincerely Mark [flourish]."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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      Ernest Nister 1898 - 1st c 1898. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. A Panorama Picture Book. Printed in Bavaria 867. Large oblong format. Green cloth spine, pictorial paper boards with colour illustration of leopard on a tree branch with five monkeys. 6 full page colour three dimensional scenes. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Top corner of spine bumped. Endpapers lightly browned. Hinges pulled. One double page spread with text on one side and three dimensional scene on facing page is detached. Small closed tear with no loss to one lower page margin. A very nice copy. All panoramas in excellent condition. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Of the Imitation of Christ.

      London, Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Chiswick Press:-Charles Whittingham and Co. 1898 - Limited to 660 copies. Size of the binding: 5 1/2 in. x 9 1/8 in., half-title, frontispiece, design title-page. [i]-xii, [1]-324 & Chiswick Press printer's mark page. Printed in red and black, with decorative initials letter and devices. Illustrated with frontispiece, title-page and three plates. Printed at the Chiswick Press on Arnold and Foster's unbleached, handmade paper. The illustrations and title-page have been designed by Mr. Laurence Housman, and engraved upon wood by Miss Clemence Housman. Most pages have unopened fore-edges. Bound in full, maroon morocco by Riviere & Son with their stamp on the lower front leather turn-in. The spine features five raised bands with gilt title and designs. The covers show a geometric design with blindstamped and gilt details, top-edge gilt. Housed in a marbled paper-covered slipcase. A beautifully designed and executed book and binding. Very light rubbing to outer hinges. Some tan spotting to endpapers, a few pages show tanning. Overall, a well-preserved Riviere binding. Weight is 2.5 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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      Macmillan, UK 1898 - 1st Edition Thus 3rd Imp 1898. 3rd Imp of the new illustrated edition by Hugh Thomson. Retaining the original front gold emboss front cloth cover. Modern binding in full grain leather and gilt tooling, gilt page edges and decorative endpapers. Lovely gift quality. Book is near fine and in wonderful bright condiiton. Nice solid binding. Contents very good indeed. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 4746 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Songs From the Plays of Shakespeare From The Illustrated English Poems Series

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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      1898. Paperback. Very Good. BINGHAM, Clifton. JINGLES, JOKES, AND FUNNY FOLKS. Illustrated by Louis WAIN. New York: McLoughlin Bros. [1898]. New Chimney Corner Series no. 37 1/2. [32 pp.] Small 4to., color illustrated stapled wrappers. Small 1/2 inch chip to top front corner near spine, 2 1/2 inch closed tear to rear wrapper with no loss. B/w title page and illustrations. Light soil to title page. Wain's anthropomorphized cats and dogs abound, including a baseball playing cat, owls, elephants, and mice. Very good plus.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      SYDNEY : CHARLES POTTER, 1898 4 vols.Paper wraps, 250x185mm approx. Seven Parts complete. Each part containing 4 coloured lithographic plates and descriptions and published over the period April 1895 to Nov 1898 by Charles Potter Government Printer on behalf of of Department of Mines and Agriculture (Forest Branch) New South Wales. The parts include two forest trees (consequently of economic value) and two flowering shrubs or smaller plants because of their beauty or scientific interest of their flowers or foliage. The vernacular, aboriginal and botanical names are given with origins and the descriptions (in brevier) mainly follow those of Bentham in the Flora Australiensis. This is an uncommon set and in collectible condition. VG (Booklets - Light shelf rubbing to extremities with no notable shelf soiling. Part VII has a 10x2mm approx chip to foredge of rear cover and a small tear of approx 4mm. There is light sporadic foxing to the prelim and rear pages of each part - not significant and plates unaffected). Please see our images of the actual set offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of payment by credit or charge card at our own web site where further images of the set may also be available. Alternatively contact us to enquire.

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        "Lady": woodcut from the series "London Types", deluxe edition, printed in colors and with hand-coloring, signed and dated by the artist "William Nicholson 1898"

      London: Heinemann, 1898. One of an edition of approximately 30 impressions. Image 10 x 9 inches; matted and framed. . Chipped upper left affecting image slightly . These original hand-colored woodcuts were subsequently reproduced, via lithography, in book form

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        London Types. (Quartorzains by W.E. Henley.)

      London: William Heinemann: First edition printed on Japanese vellum 1898 - slim folio, [11.5 x 13.5 inches], 12 fine hand-coloured full-page woodcuts (13 including front cover), printed on quality Japanese vellum, accompanied by leaf of verse, with an additional leaf with facsimile ms. verse signed W.E.H, final ad. leaf. Bound in the original pictorial boards with the design of the Bus Driver to upper cover. An internally VG++ clean copy with bright plates and text, with only some old occasional marks to covers. The plates listed are :- A Bus driver (front board), Guardsman, Hawker, Beef-eater, Sandwich-Man, Coster, Lady, Bluecoat Boy, Policeman, News-Boy, Drum-Major, Flower Girl, and Barmaid. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Geoffrey Jackson (Bookseller)]
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        London Types; with Quatorzains by W.E. Henley.

      William Heinemann, 1898. - 1st Edition. Folio. 12 colour printed woodcuts. The scarce Library Edition printed on Japanese vellum and bound in vellum backed parchment illustrated boards. Short closed tear to final blank, a touch of wear to one corner and some spotting to the covers but for all that a lovely copy of the scarcest edition of this title in book form. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        LONDON TYPES. Quatorzains by W. E. Henley.

      William Heniemann. London.,1898 - SECOND EDITION, issued in the same month as the first. Large 4to. (13.4 x 11.5 inches). Decorative colour printed front board, lettered and showing the illustration for The Bus Driver, plus twelve full page colour lithographs after the original woodblocks. Brown paper covered boards, printed in colour litho. Plain tan cloth spine. Neat and attractive previous owners bookplate (the celebrated art collectors Robert and Evelyn Benson) on the front paste-down endpaper. Some minor foxing to endpapers and the edges of the boards a little rubed and bumped but overall a very good, bright copy of this beautiful book. : [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        AVENTURES MERVEILLEUSES DE HUON DE BORDEAUX, pair de France et de la belle Esclarmonde ainsi que du petit roi de féérie Auberon, mises en nouveau langage par Gaston Paris. Illustrations de Manuel ORAZI.

      1898 - Paris, Maison Didot, sans date [30 novembre 1898]. Petit in-folio (240 X 303) percaline rouge entièrement ornée sur le premier plat d'une riche plaque en noir et dorée signée "E. AUMOND Sc." figurant un cavalier en armure armé d'une lance, au second plat marque de l'imprimeur en noir, dos lisse, auteur, titre et nom de la maison d'édition dorée en queue, petit fleuron doré, tête dorée (reliure de l'éditeur) ; faux-titre et titre imprimés en rouge et noir, VIII pages de préface, 315 pages, 12 planches hors-texte. Infime accroc au dos et à la coiffe supérieure. PREMIER TIRAGE de cette EDITION illustrée de 12 PLANCHES hors-texte en couleurs de Manuel ORAZI, sous serpente. Chaque page est présentée dans des encadrements d'ornements symbolistes. Les caractères typographiques ont été dessinés par Eugène Grasset et fondus par la maison Peignot. BEL EXEMPLAIRE de ce livre "ART NOUVEAU" présenté dans son MAGNIFIQUE cartonnage éditeur d'origine, d'une grande fraicheur, et dont le corps d'ouvrage est à l'état de NEUF, CONDITION RARE. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Spinifex and Sand

      New York:: F. Mansfield,. 1898.. First American edition. Hardcover. Very good. An important tome in Western Australian exploration. Carnegie's aims were to determine the nature of the country between Warburton & Forrest's routes, ascertain whether any auriferous areas existed to the north & to examine the possibility of a direct stock route between the two goldfields. Some minor detractions include lightly dusted spine; light band of marking on back cover; spine ends slt. rubbed. Nevertheless, a very good, tight, untouched copy. Roy. 8vo, xvi + 454pp. Frontispiece and ills in text and folding maps. F7960. Original gilt & black stamped decorated tan cloth. A delightfully clean copy of the scarce New York edition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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      [Reifnitz am Wörthersee, 1898].. 164:106 mm.. Portrait en face, leicht zur Seite gewandt, aus dem Atelier Josef Szekely (Wien I., Heinrichshof) mit dessen gedr. Signet am unteren Rand und umseitig. Albuminabzug auf Fotographenkarton. - Kleine Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren, die Bildseite zeitgenössisch mit Bleistift beschriftet "Mahler" und teilweise etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        L'Art dans la décoration extérieure des livres en France et à l'etranger. Les couvertures illustrées, les cartonnages d'editeurs, la reliure d'art.

      Société Française d'Editions d'Art, L.-Henry May, Paris 1898 - A rare First Edition, limited to 1060 copies, this one being number 1001. This is a beautiful volume and an important treatise on fin-de-siècle book decoration and bookbinding in the Art Nouveau style. Octave Uzanne reviews and illustrates fine bindings, trade bindings, paper covers, and all aspects of the decoration of the exterior of books. Colour-tinted plates and illustrations throughout the text. Illustrated by French artist Leon Rudnicki with one frontispiece and other illustrations by Richard Wallace. 4to., top-edge gilt. [6] [i-iii] iv-vi, 275 pp. Complete with the original and striking pictorial colour wrappers by Louis Rhead bound-in within white end-papers. Colophon (p.275) says: Ce Livre a été achevé d'imprimer sur les Presses Typographiques de la Maison Lahure à Paris. Le vingt-cinq Novembre, 1897 par Les Soins de L'Auteur pour La Société Francaise d'Édition d'Art, L.-H. May, Éditeur. 4to (11 in.) Dark blue professional library binding (28 cm x 21.5 cm) in fine, unmarked condition with gilt titles to spine. Strong, professional binding, square and solid, with the original untrimmed edges to lower and fore-edge and top-edge gilt. Neat library label on front inner board. Unobtrusive and neat, impressed (not inked) ownership stamp very occasionally inside and two small library stamps to reverse of title-page (1898). The volume is very clean and tidy throughout with very slight even toning to edges and no apparent signs of use. Très bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage de référence sur la reliure artistique de l'époque de son auteur O. Uzanne, celèbre bibliophile. A la fin de l'ouvrage se trouve une table des gravures de 12 pages, avec le nom des artistes. 10% price reduction applied. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Psst...! (Anti-Dreyfus Periodical)

      Paris: Rue Garanciere, 1898-1899. Original Wraps. Very Good. A Complete run of the most Inflammatory Anti-Dreyfus Periodical& & (ANTI-DREYFUS) PSST…! Forain, (Jean-Louis) and Caran D'Ache. Complete run of 85 issues. February 5, 1898 through September 16, 1899. Profusely illustrated with photomechanical prints. Paris: Rue Garanciere. In French. Original paper wrappers bound in a marbled folio volume. & & THE MOST CONSISTENT WEEKLY ANTI-DREYFUS PUBLICATION. A Weekly journal created specifically as a rallying point against the Alfred Dreyfus Affair. Psst…! Contains no text, only illustrations and captions from the pens of Forain and Caran D'Ache, principal French caricaturists of their day.& & The Dreyfus Affair was an explosive, pivotal moment in the history of France's Third Republic. For all of her liberte, egalite, fraternite, France was revealed to be rife with the same unfounded bigotry towards Jews as other less enlightened nations.& & Opposing camps of Dreyfusards and anti-Dreyfusards settled in as the long political ordeal raged through, not only, French courtrooms, kitchens and marketplaces but the drawing rooms of the outside world as well. This public interest in the Dreyfus conflagration was a 19th century equivalent to the O.J. Trial! Everyone had an opinion. Psst…! represented the stiletto sharp but badly mislead reiteration of Dreyfus' guilt. This magazine's unswerving aim was clearly based on preserving the respect and power of the French army and not in establishing who really passed military secrets to the German attaché. Widely read during its brief life Psst…! even provoked the creation of another weekly magazine Le Sifflet which sought to maintain Dreyfus' innocence.& & This is propaganda distilled to its purest form, directed at the emotions, without words to complicate the reader's mental clarity. It was this type of literature and its compelling anti-Semitic position which prompted Theodor Herzl's call for a Jewish Homeland, as well as Emile Zola's famous burst of intellectual outrage.&

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        White Stains : The Literary Remains of George Archibald Bishop, A Neuropath of the Second Empire.

      Leonard Smithers, Amsterdam 1898 - Small 4to, pp. 131. Printed on Van Gelder handmade paper. Uncut in original cream wrappers. Upper wrapper detached, large 'W' to upper wrapper, wrappers sunned, extremities rubbed, light scattered foxing to margins. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box. First edition. 100 copies. This copy out of series and in original wrappers. Perhaps a unique proof copy of the rarest and certainly the most outspokenly erotic of all 1890s decadent verse. The total print run consisted of one hundred numbered copies, bound in black cloth with white lettering. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN COPY IN WRAPPERS, and that it is unnumbered suggests that it may be a trial copy run off by the Amsterdam printers, probably Roeloffzen-Hubner & Van Santen, for Leonard Smithers, the clandestine London publisher acting for Crowley. White Stains is ascribed by its anonymous 'editor' to George Archibald Bishop, named for Tom Bond Bishop, Crowley's pious Plymouth Brother uncle and guardian. Crowley once said of Bishop that 'no more cruel fanatic, no meaner villain, ever walked the earth.' Of White Stains, Crowley wrote that it is 'commonly quoted by my admirers as evidence of my addiction to every kind of unmentionable vice. Asses! It is, indeed, technically an obscene book, and yet the fact that I wrote it proves the purity of my heart and mind in the most extraordinary fashion.' Timothy d'Arch Smith tells us that, according to George Raffalovich, joint editor of Crowley's periodical The Equinox [1909-1919], the poem in this collection called With Dog and Dame is not by Crowley, but is a translation of a French poem whose author is unknown. The rarest issue of one of Crowley's rarer titles. Fabulous.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Sur Une Substance Nouvelle Radio-active, Contenue Dans La Pechblende…

      Paris, 1898 pages 175-178, P. Curie, S. Curie, presentee par M. Becquerel. [Bound with:] Sur une nouvelle substance fortement radio-active, contenue dans la pechblende. Paris, 1898; FIRST EDITION, pages 1215-1217, 4to; P. Curie and Mme. Curie and G. Bemont, presentee par M. Becquerel. [Bound with:] Sur le spectre d’une substance radio-active. Note de E. Demarcay.Paris, 1898; FIRST EDITION, page 1218, 4to. Published in: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadiares des Seances del’Academie des Sciences. Paris, 1898, volume 127; original black and white paper covered boards, with printed label on front panel; 4to, 144-209 pp. [second title page] 1180-1302 pp. Minor wear at extremities, otherwise a fine copy of these rare and important works. The Curies discovered radium shortly after their discovery of the radio-active substance polonium, both found in pitchblende (uranium ore). Polonium was so named after Mme. Curie’s native country, Poland. Radium was estimated by Mme. Curie (in 1898) to have a probable atomic weight of 226.2 and was about two million times as radio-active as uranium (Printing and the Mind of Man, 394). Radium has found many uses in medicine and industry. In1903 the Curies and Becquerel were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics; Becquerel’s work was instrumental to the Curies" discoveries.The above paper "Sur le spectre d’une substance radio-active" by Demarcay, confirmed the Curies’ discovery of the presence of radium in pitchblende. Marie (Maria Sklodowska) Curie (1867-1934). Chemist, physicist, Professor at the Sorbonne, discoverer of the elements radium and polonium. Madame Curie succeeded her husband, Pierre Curie, as professor of physics at the Sorbonne in Paris, in 1906, thus becoming the first woman titular professor at Sorbonne. She founded the Radium Institute in Warsaw, in 1913; she visited the United States in 1921 and was presented with a gram of radium-salt by President Warren G. Harding. Madame Curie was the only person to receive the Nobel Prize twice - once in physics,in 1903 and again in chemistry, in 1911. She was nominated for membership in the French Academy of Science in 1911, but was rejected by one vote, because she was a woman. The Curie (unit quantity of radon in radio-active equilibrium with 1 gram of radium) was named in honor of Marie and Pierre Curie. Madame Curie was a pioneer in the use of radio-activity in medicine, i.e. in treating cancer. This brave, brilliant and diligent lady research scientist ultimately gave her life for her work; she died of leukemia, caused by over-exposure to radio-active substances, at Haute Savoie, France, on July 4, 1934.Norman 545.. First Edition. 4to.

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        Le Docteur Pascal.

      1898 1898 - 1st edition. Paris: Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Eugène Fasquelle 1893. 392 pp. Copy no. 63 of 350 on papier de Hollande. Totally uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice later halfleather. * Les Rougon-Macquart, histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second empire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Bibliophilist's Library

      Printed only for subscribers by George Barrie, Philadelphia,, [c.1898]. 20 volumes, octavo (210 × 133 mm), comprising 8 works. Publisher's deluxe binding of grey-green crushed morocco, spines richly gilt in compartments, gilt titles in two, sides with single-line gilt outer rule, gilt ornaments at inside corners, purple crushed morocco doublures with wide gilt borders of massed floral tools, at centre a flower and leaf spray with green and turquoise onlays, purple silk chequered endpapers with coloured floral decoration, gilt edges, bound for Mark P. Robinson. Plates in four states: on Japanese vellum, after Remarque; on papier de Chine, mounted; on papier de Hollande, in bistre; and on Whatman handmade paper, finished in watercolours; with captioned and plain tissue guards. Spines gently sunned, a little light rubbing in places, some tissue guards creased, still a fine set of this exceptionally luxurious edition. Edition de Grand Luxe, limited to seven copies numbered with roman numerals, of which this is copy V, printed and bound for Mark P. Robinson. The whole set of this collection of celebrated European authors translated into English comprises eight individual works: Boccaccio, The Decameron, trans. John Payne; Cervantes, Don Quixote, trans. Henry Edward Watts; Margaret of Angouleme, The Heptameron, trans. Arthur Machen; Lesage, Gil Blas, trans. Henri Van Laun, rev. Henri Roberts; Montesquieu, Persian Letters, trans. John Davidson; Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantegruel, trans. Sir Thomas Urquhart and P. A. Motteux; Rousseau, Confessions, trans. W. Conyngham Mallory; and Voltaire, Prose Romances, trans. William Walton. The etchings are by L. Flameng, A. Lalauze, E. Boilvin, E. Hédouin, and Laguillermie and Thevenin. The limitation notice states that for each copy of this Edition de Grand Luxe a portfolio was prepared with a duplicate set of plates on satin, not present here.

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        LA CRONACA NOVARESE, giornale della diocesi di Novara -(1898-1905) ed unito L'AZIONE 1906-1907, Novara, Tipografia Vescovile, 1898

      - Le due collezioni dei giornali di apertura cattolica, contengono articoli a carattere locale e nazionale e numerosa pubblicit? - , UNICO VOLUME RILEGATO mz. perg. con danni alla parte superiore del piatto e alcuni danni all'interno , contiene : ANNO I - 1898 - dal n. 1 (17 giugno prima uscita) al n. 29 del 30 dicembre ( mancano soltanto i n. 2, 3, 13 ) ANNO - 1899 - dal n. 1 al 52 ( mancano 17 giornali ANNO - 1900 - dal n. 1 al 52 ( mancano 12 giornali ANNO - 1901 - dal n. 1 al 52 (completo) ANNO - 1902 - dal n. 1 al 52 (completo) ANNO - 1903 - dal n. 1 al 52 ( mancano 5 giornali) UNICO VOLUME RILEGATO mz. perg. con traccie d'uso ma condizioni accettabili - contiene ani : ANNO 1904 - dal n. 1 al 53 (completo) ANNO 1905 - dal n. 1 al 52 ( manca il solo n. 1 -) Nell'ultimo numero 52 c'è l'articolo"ADDIO " del gerente responsabile, quindi questo è l'ultimo numero uscito - nello stesso volume sono inserite due annate de L'AZIONE, giornale della provincia di Novara , bisettimanale con Basoletti Giacomo gerente e stampato dalla Editrice Novarese - Questo periodico è la continuazione naturale della Cronaca Novarese - ANNO I - 1906 - dal n. uno del 3 gennaio al n. 104 completo ANNO II - 1907 - dal n. 104 del 4 genn al n. 195 ( in questo numero l'avv. Malaspina si accomiata e quindi esso v? considerato l'ìultimo numero pubblicato) Le 8 annate de "La Cronaca Novarese + le 2 de "l'Azione" vengono offerte in blocco al prezzo di

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        The New England Almanac and Farmer's Friend for the year of Our Lord Christ 1844 - 1869 & 1870 - 1892 & 1898, bound in two cloth bindings.

      New-London, Bolles & Williams/C. Prince, 1844-1898. - 50 vols. bound in 2. With maps, ills., ads. Hardcover. Recent brown cloth. Good. (Few vols. without wrappers; occas. foxing/browning, occas. ink marks/annots., few vols. with frayed wrappers & pages; 1869 vol. small part of text clipped). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Flaming Torch in Darkest Africa with an introduction by Henry M. Stanley.

      Eaton & Mains New York 1898 - First edition. Royal 8vo., 675pp., profusely illustrated throughout, contemporary red half morocco gilt, a fine copy from the library of H.M. Stanley, without bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The War of the Worlds

      London: William Heinemann. 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. 304pp + 16 pages of publisher's advertisements in the back dated mdcccxcvii. Full black morocco with four raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, blue endpapers. Light toning to text block, a hint of foxing to half-title page, tiny tear to corner of the first page of the advertisements and minuscule scrape to spine. A near fine copy. Basis for the 1953 Byron Haskin movie and the 2005 Steven Spielberg movie as well as a plethora of radio and TV adaptations. Wells 14. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 205. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder, 1981, 1-173.; Octavo .

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        The Mission that failed. A Tale of the Raid & other Poems reprinted from the "Owl" etc

      Cape Town and Bulawayo, T. Maskew Miller, , 1898. Small octavo. Original printed wraps, rebacked with cloth, some repairs, wraps brittle and paint-spattered on the upper panel. Portrait frontispiece. Marginal browning, else very good. First edition. "A collection of poems on South African topics; among the stanzas are some verses concerning the Jameson Raid, and other matters concerned with Transvaal politics" (Mendelssohn). In his autobiography published in 1926 Wallace remarks that he "had not got a copy, and would gladly give a 'tenner' for one." However, this copy was inscribed by Wallace in 1930 to John G. Gubbins, the Africana collector and major donor to the Library of the University of Witwatersand: "I inscribe this copy of my first 'book'. I haven't tried to re-read it!

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        La Femme et le pantin. Roman espagnol.

      Paris, Mercure de France, 1898, - in-8, 248 p., maroquin Terre-de-Sienne, composition dorée et mosaïquée sur le premier plat, bordure int. de soie, tr. dorées, couv. cons. ; étui (Devauchelle). Edition originale illustrée en frontispice d’une reproduction en héliogravure du « Pantin » de Goya, tirée à 609 ex. num. Un des 550 sur alfa, parfaitement établi par Roger Devauchelle. Dos légèrement terni. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La femme et le pantin.

      Paris. Société du Mercure de France. 1898 - In 8 de faux titre, titre, frontispice représentant le pantin de Goya reproduit en héliogravure, 248 pp et 1 Demi maroquin orange mangue, dos à 5 nerfs, non rogné, doré en tête . Couverture et dos conservés.EDITION ORIGINALE; Un des 550 alfa 4° grand papier, Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi par Adrien Lavaux. De la biblioteque d' Etienne Cluzel ( Ex Libris). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paardenrassen. Kunstalbum van 41 afbeeldingen naar schilderijen van Otto Eerelman. Met beschrijvingen door E.A.L. Quadekker. Horses, lithografisch, Chevaux

      Zutphen, Schillemans en Van Belkum 1898 - Large folio (620 x 471mm). With excellent 41 chromo-lithographed plates of horses. Orig. gilt cloth portfolio. Folio. - Spine, corners and flaps of portfolio won.Almost complete copy of the first Dutch edition. - Each plate is accompanied by a four page descriptive text by A.L.Quadekker. Deze album met zeer fraaie platen zijn naar schilderijen van Eerelman en de chromo-litho's zijn door JL Goffart, de tekst is van Quadekker. Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was een bekende Nederlandse dieren schilder, die gespecialiseerd was met allerlei dieren. Een mengeling van een Arabische hengst tot een Hongaarse merrie; De paarden die in deze album te bewonderen zijn o.a. de Arabische Paard, American Race Horse, Andalusische Paard, Engels Fullbread, Lippizaner Paard, Paard Hannover, Hongaars paard, Turks Paard, Russische Race Horse enz. The fine plates are after paintings by Eerelman and chromo-lithographs are by J.L. Goffart, the text is by Quadekker. Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was a famous Dutch animal painter, specializing on hordes and dogs. A mixture of an Arabic stallion and a Hungarian mare. Among the horses shown in the album are the Arab Horse, American Race Horse, Andalusian Horse, English Fullbread, Lippizaner Horse, Hannover Horse, Hungarian Horse, Turkish Horse, Russian Race Horse etc. 0 g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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

      Dawson City, Yukon Territory: Hegg & Co., Photos, Dawson 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..

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      Fort Smith: The Phoenix Publishing Company, [1898]. - First edition. Original light green printed wrappers, xiii [blank], 720 pp., frontispiece, author's preface, introduction, numerous illustrations, portraits. Sub-title: A History of the Great United States Criminal Court at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and of Crime and Criminals in the Indian Territory, and the Trial and Punishment Thereof Before His Honor Judge Isaac C. Parker, "The Terror of Law-Breakers", and by the Courts of Said Territory, Embracing the Leading Sentences and Charges to Grand and Petit Juries Delivered by the World Famous Jurist. "An important source book, all the statistical part of the book, the biographical sketches of those connected with the court and the transcriptions from the court records, were the work of C.P. Sterns and are said to be scrupulously accurate. The same cannot be said of all the narrative written by Harman."---Graff 1785. "Exceedingly rare. The rare original has become a collectors item and is the chief source of practically every book and feature story on the old court and Oklahoma outlaws. The first edition was soon exhausted because of the reputation of Judge Parker's court. The book contains much material on the outlaws of Indian Territory who were tried and condemned in Parker's court."---Ramon Adams(1969). ".the great book about Judge Isaac Parker and his federal court at Fort Smith. One of the Dalton brothers was killed while serving as a deputy for the judge and, of course, there is much on outlaws and peace and peace officers."---Jeff Dykes in Rare Western Outlaw Books. Lightly chipped along front fore-edge, spine ends reinforced with archival tape, else a very good, clean copy housed in a cloth slipcase. A rare and important work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Derbyshire Cricket Guide For Season 1898

      Derby: printed by Bacon & Hudson 1898 - Compiled and edited by LG Wright and WJ Piper. From 1885 until 1893 this handbook was known as the Derbyshire Cricket Annual and edited by E. Elliott & T. Thornhill. In 1896, after two blank years, it re-emerged as the Derbyshire Cricket Guide under which title it ran until 1939, although no copies were issued during 1915-18. This is the third year of issue. 24mo. 192pp + [4] 2 portrait plates (GG Walker & Walter Sugg). Original light brown printed paper wrappers, corners rubbed with point knocked off top and bottom right, spine heavily taped.  [Padwick 1852]

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        LE CERAMICHE E MAIOLICHE FAENTINE dalla loro origine fino al principio del secolo XVI, Appunti storici., Faenza, Giuseppe Montanari Editore, 1889.

      Faenza 1898 - Ril. carton. rivestito tipo pelle, dorso e angoli in mz. pelle, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 34x25, pp XII, 83 di t., 20 tavv più volte ripieg. con 86 splend. ill. a colori, 1 tav. reca 71 marchi di fabbricaz. Ediz. in 285 copie numer., la nostra è il n° 7. Contenute tracce d’uso est., peraltro ottimo esempl. con ill. di grande freschezza. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aux flancs du vase

      Mercure de France, Paris 1898 - Grand in-8 (237 x 171 mm), (2) ff. - 112 pp. - (1) ff., demi-maroquin vert, coins, dos lisse orné mosaïqué, tête dorée, entièrement non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure d'époque). Edition originale. Tirage à 589 exemplaires numérotés ; un des 9 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial (N°5). (dos passé marron, coins passés en partie, petits frottements sur les coiffes et les mors, coins légèrement émoussés, couverture passée). // Tall octavo (237 x 171 mm), (2) ff. - 112 pp. - (1) ff., three-quarter green morocco, smooth spine tooled in gilt and mosaic, top edge gilt, entirely uncut, soft cover preserved (contemporary binding). First edition. Limited printing of 589 numbered copies ; one of the nine copies on Japan paper (Nr 5). (faded spine to brown, corners partly faded, little rubbings on top and bottom of spine, and on joins, corners lightly used, soft cover faded).

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        PLAYS : PLEASANT AND UNPLEASANT . The First Volume containing the three Unpleasant Plays. : The Second Volume containing the four Pleasant Plays.

      Grant Richards. London.,1898 - FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo. Very good copies in the publishers original green cloth, lettered in gilt to spines. Top edges gilt. Both spines a little faded. Each volume housed in a green cloth covered chemise and both then placed in a quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spines. The slip case is a little rubbed and faded to the spine but generally very good. The first volume contains; Preface, Widowers' Houses; The Philandered; Mrs. Warren's profession. -- The second vlume contains: Preface; Arms and the Man; Candida; The Man of destiny; You never can tell. Laurence A30.:

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        Manuscrit recueillant une trentaine d'articles, chansons, épitaphes, etc (de 1850 à 1902) : [ Contient notamment : ] Le naufrage de la Sainte Marthe - Mort du Général Yusuf 16 mars 1866 - Fête de Saint Joseph. 19 mars 1901. Réunion au Barail (Liste de présence : Dillon, de Cardenos, de Génis, de Lapasse, de Lagarde, Mauroux, Barada, etc.) - Poème à la grande duchesse Olga par Jules Barbier - Poésie de Botrel - Indes Anglaises - Receuil de dates (de naissance ?) ! Marie Elisabeth Clémence Eusébie, Anne Marie Almaïde, Edme Charles Georges Marie, Paule Elisabeth. - Fragment en gascon (d'après Noulens, la flahuto gascouno) - Lundi gras 23 février 1903 au barail (liste des invités : Marie-Gabrielle de Coursalade, Marie de Bellefond, Marcelle Val

      1898 - 1 manuscrit in-8 reliure demi-percaline à coin bordeaux, 1898-1904, une centaine de feuillets manuscrits [ Contient notamment : ] Le naufrage de la Sainte Marthe - Mort du Général Yusuf 16 mars 1866 - Fête de Saint Joseph. 19 mars 1901. Réunion au Barail (Liste de présence : Dillon, de Cardenos, de Génis, de Lapasse, de Lagarde, Mauroux, Barada, etc.) - Poème à la grande duchesse Olga par Jules Barbier - Poésie de Botrel - Indes Anglaises - Receuil de dates (de naissance ?) ! Marie Elisabeth Clémence Eusébie, Anne Marie Almaïde, Edme Charles Georges Marie, Paule Elisabeth. - Fragment en gascon (d'après Noulens, la flahuto gascouno) - Lundi gras 23 février 1903 au barail (liste des invités : Marie-Gabrielle de Coursalade, Marie de Bellefond, Marcelle Vallerand, Suzanne Chaffard, Louis de Coquet, Marthe Rambourg, Maurice Cavaignac, René Grabias, etc.) - Au Barail le 21 février 1898 réunion d'enfants et de compagnes de Clémence, Anne-Marie et Georges Pelletier Doisy (Geneviève et Elisabeth de Carsalade, Hélène et Odette Martre, Monique de Lary, Cécile Viguier, Marguerite Dartigue, Marcelle et Pierre Chasserie, etc. - Chants populaires de la Corse - Testament de Mme Augustin-Cochin - Oraison funèbre du Capitaine de Bégouen par l'Abbé Montreuil Curé doyen du Lion d'Angers 16 avril 1900 - En souvenir de Villebois-Mareuil - etc. etc. On sait que l'aviateur Georges Pelletier-Doisy (auteur du premier raid Paris-Tokyo du 24 avril au 9 juin 1924) est né en 1892 à Auch (Gers), chemin du Barrail [ Barail ], ce qui éclaire remarquablement la provenance de ce cahier manuscrit (très vraisemblablement sa mère). On découvre l'intérêt du rédacteur pour le voyage au Orient (plusieurs titres cités évoquant le voyage en Chine, au Siam, etc.). Etat très satisfaisant (rel. frottée passée). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La femme et le pantin.

      Mercure de France 1898 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1898, 15x23cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Henry Davray. Notre exemplaire est complet de son frontispice du "Pantin" de Goya en héliogravure. Dos restauré et habilement renforcé, agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma.

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1889-1898. -

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        Antar. Poème héroïque arabe des temps antéislamiques.

      1898 - Paris, Piazza, 1898. In-folio, couv. rempliée ill. / Folio (33 x 25 cm), pict. softcover with flaps. Entièrement enluminé par le peintre orientaliste Étienne Dinet de 141 illustrations en couleurs. Première édition, chez Piazza, avec un nombre d'exemplaires plus restreint que par la suite : seulement 300 ex. / Fully illuminated by the Orientalist painter Etienne Dinet with 141 color illustrations. First edition, with a smaller number of copies than thenafter: 300 copies only. * Monod, 309 ; Carteret, IV, 45. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        La cathédrale

      Paris, P.-V. Stock 1898 - Livre d'occasion 18,7 x 12,5 cm, broché, couv. blanche imprimée noir et rouge, 488 pp. Dernier volet de la trilogie mystique de J.-K. Huysmans initiée par "Là-bas" et "En route", mettant en scène le personnage de Durtal, dans lequel la Cathédrale de Chartres est abondamment décrite. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart et Place IX, 316. Condition : Edition originale. L'un des 21 ex. imprimés sur Japon (après 10 ex. sur Chine et avant 100 ex. sur Hollande), le nôtre le n°7 imprimé pour la Librairie Stock. Seuls les exemplaires du tirage de tête contiennent une eau-forte (portrait inédit de l'auteur par Eugène Delâtre), et un frontispice en couleur de Pierre Roche, tiré sur papier églomisé. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      London: Smith, Elder, 1898 - 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 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rossa's Recollections, 1838 to 1898 Childhood, Boyhood, Manhood. Customs, habits and manners of the Irish people

      O'Donovan Rossa, Mariner's Harbor, N.Y. 1898 - Autograph; 402 pages; Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. This is a particularly fine and interesting presentation copy, boldly signed and inscribed by the author - one of the most active (and extreme) of the Irish revolutionaries of the nineteenth century. The long, full title of this book of memoirs does a fair job of stating the outlines of the author's extraordinary course of life. "Rossa's recollections, 1838 to 1898. Childhood, boyhood, manhood. Customs, habits and manners of the Irish people. Erinach and Sassenach-Catholic and Protestant-Englishman and Irishman-English religion-Irish plunder. Social life and prison life. The Fenian movement. Travels in Ireland, England, Scotland and America." Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (1831– 1915), was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. As a young shopkeeper in Skibbereen, the southernmost town in Ireland, O'Donovan Rossa founded the 'Phoenix National and Literary Society,' the aim of which was "the liberation of Ireland by force of arms." Rossa's Phoenix Society later merged with the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), founded two years later in Dublin. He was arrested and jailed at the end of 1858 for over six months. Charges against Rossa escalated by 1865 to "High Treason" and he was convicted and sentenced to penal servitude for life due to his previous convictions. He served his time in Pentonville, Portland and Chatham prisons in England. While a guest of the English state, he won a by-election to Parliament for the seat from Tipperary constituency, but the election was set aside as Rossa was a convicted felon. He made a deal to participate in the Fenian Amnesty of 1870 by promising not to return to Ireland; the instrument of his exile became famous. He and four other Irish rebels boarded the S. S. Cuba for the voyage to America. The five men [John Devoy, Charles Underwood O'Connell, Harry Mulleda, John McClure and O'Donovan Rossa] were famously dubbed "The Cuba Five." Rossa established a base in New York City and quickly joined Clan na Gael and the Fenian Brotherhood. If anything, his revolutionary activities accelerated, as Rossa organised the first-ever bombings by Irish republicans of English cities in what was called the "dynamite campaign". The campaign lasted through the 1880s and made him infamous, to say the least, in Britain. The British government repeatedly demanded his extradition, but their efforts were denied. In 1885, Rossa was shot outside his office near Broadway by an Englishwoman, Yseult Dudley, but his wounds were not life-threatening. There were charges and counter-charges about whether or not she was working on behalf of the English government. What is beyond dispute is that Yseult Dudley, like many others, was incensed at Rossa's tactics and his vigorous and succesful organised fund raising (the so-called "Skirmishing Fund") - intended to support the arming of those who would fight the British. This self-published volume of memoirs was neither published nor distributed through normal book-publishing circles, but most likely carried around by the author on his travels and lectures on behalf of his cause. By the end of the nineteenth century, O'Donovan Rossa had moved his base of operations to Staten Island, which explains why this now-scarce book was issued from Mariner's Harbor, and old neighborhood on the north shore of the island. The boldly written inscription, entirely in Rossa's neat handwriting, nearly fills the front free endpaper and offers a tantalizing link between Rossa's specific Irish roots and his later life in America. In full, it reads: "Presentation Copy / To / Mr. Patrick Murray / of Skibbereen, Ireland / and Boston, America / In remembrance / of his kindness to / the author / O'Donovan Rossa / New York / 1898." There is reference in Rossa's text to a Patrick Murray, the husband of the author's one remaining living aunt, Bridget (at the time Rossa made his first return trip to Irela [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LES MENUS & PROGRAMMES ILLUSTRÉS. Invitations - Billets de Faire Part - Cartes d’Adresse - petites Estampes du XVIIe siècle jusqu’a nos jours. Paris, Librairie Artistique G. Boudet Editeur 1898.

      - Splend. ril. in cart. marmorizz., dorso e ang. in mz. pelle, tit. in oro e nervat. al dorso, taglio sup. in oro, raff. copertine orig. ill. a colori (incluso il dorso) conservate all’int., cm 33x24, pp 402, 460 ill. b/n nel t., 20 preg. tavv a colori f.t. di cui 1 su doppia pag. Ediz. numer., dal n. 54 al 1050 stamp. cu carta Vélin, il nostro è il n° 505. Ottimo esempl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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