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        The Golfer's Alphabet

      Harper & Brothers 1898 - Personal copy of illustrator A. B. Frost. Signed on front free-endpaper: "A. B. Frost." Brightly-colored pictorial boards. Unpaginated, 112pp. Edgewear to extremities, whitening of edges and significant corner wear. One small edgecrease to page defining "K"." Binding is tight and remaining pages are unmarked. Frost's b/w illustrations of Sutphen's humorous golf definitions. Originally housed in customized badly-worn cardboard clamshell. Replaced by new custom-made dark green clamshell, marbled covers, leather spine. Original gilt spine title with gilt notation reading, "A. B. Frost copy" included with order. International shipping available, please contact for more information. ; 112 pages; Signed by Illustrator [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books on the Boulevard]
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        Harper's October

      Paris: Imprimerie Chaix, 1898. unbound. very good. View. Color lithograph. Page measures 15.25" x 11.25". This print was originally an advertisement for Harper's Magazine by Edward Penfield (1866-1925), an artist who lived and worked in New York City. Known as the "originator of the poster in America", Penfield designed for Harper's in the 1890's and his work is still highly collectible and sought after. Small tears to the upper right corner have been professionally repaired.

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        The Cruise of the Albatross

      Lothrop Pub Co, 1898. 1898 cp. No other dates. Green cloth covered boards w/ multi color sailing scene & gold title. Spine & strip down back slight fade. See scans.Neat ink name on top edge of ffep. Mild yellowing/tanning. A very nice , clean and tigh volume.. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Bridgman.

      [Bookseller: George Isbell]
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        The War of the Worlds (1st American Edition)

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1898. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. First American Edition. c.1898. Hardcover. Green cloth, gilt titles. 12mo. 291pp. Frontis illustration. Illus. Very Good+. Mild sun to spine, light soil to boards, light rubbing at spine-ends, contents clean, nighe tight binding.

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        Original preliminary drawing for Ingoldsby Legends. "With Iron it's Plated and Machecollated, To Pour Boiling Oil and Lead Down: How You'd Frown Should a Ladle-Full Fall on Your Crown".

      London, c. 1898 - Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame with UV protective glass. Ink and pencil on wove paper. Sheet size: 26.7 × 19.6 cm. This is a preliminary sketch for the published drawing that accompanied the rhyme "Bloudie Jack of Shrewsberrie, The Shropshire Bluebeard", that appears on page 405 of "Ingoldsby Legends".

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        JOHN L. STODDARD'S LECTURES [10 VOLUME SET, SIGNED] Stoddard Edition, Limited to 500 Copies

      Balch Brothers Co. 1898 Extremely light rubbing to marbled bottom edge; The nicest and most exclusive edition of this classic is as rare as it gets - especially in this condition. The boards are in 1/2 green leather with linear gilt design. Top edge gilt. Spine with five raised bands, gilt linear design and gilt spine lettering. Bound also in beautiful green marbled design and matching endpapers. This set is # 8 of 500 and nicely SIGNED with black ink by Stoddard on the page facing half-title. Frontispiece is a beautiful tissue-guarded etching followed by a photographure portrait of Stoddard. The 10 volumes are profusely illustrated in b&w from photographs; 8vo

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        PRIVATE LOG Of GEO. O. ROGERS, Master of U.S.A.F. "Kilpatrick." From Dec 31st 1898 to Sept. 2nd 02

      (v. p.):. 1898 - 1902.. 9-7/8" x 7-5/8". 201 numbered pages of lined paper.. Maroon half-leather binding with black cloth boards.. General wear, with spotting to boards, which are bowed. A VG copy.. The 'Kilpatrick' began life as the SS Michigan, beginning service in September 1891 as a cargo vessel with limited passenger accomodation. In 1898, she was sold to the US government, to act as a military transport during the war. She was capable of hauling 840 men, and 800 horses. While not an active participant in the Spanish American war, she did subsequent duty in transport service to the PI, as this log documents. Capt Rogers begins his entries Saturday Dec. 31st 1898, noting relief of Cap. Jeffreys, taking command of U.S.A.F. Michigan, departing for Havana at 9 pm. The final entry is Sept. 2nd, 02, noting position/course details of a "Manila to Frisco" run. This log a first-hand account of the ship's life, recording location, etc. Details of the Captain's or crew's life are, for the most part, absent. That being said, it is a unique historical document that provides daily facts of the ship, it's activities & its location.

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        Joan of Arc by the Most Popular Magazine Writer begins in April Harper's

      Paris: Imprimerie Chaix, 1898. unbound. very good(+). Poster. Color lithograph. Page measures 17.75" x 12.5". This poster advertisement was for Mark Twain's (anonymous) novel "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte" published in Harper's Magazine. Harper's New Monthly Magazine began in June 1850 and continues its reputation for fine and original writing. Edward Penfield (1866-1925), an artist who lived and worked in New York City. Known as the "originator of the poster in America", Penfield designed for Harper's in the 18790's and his work is still highly collectible and sought after. Very minor wear to edges.

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        Tales of Unrest

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898 - First English edition. 8vo. . Original green cloth, t.e.g. Unicorn bookplate of Scott Cunningham. Spine ends bumped. Near fine. Smith, pp. 13- 14; Cagle A4c1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales of unrest / by Joseph Conrad

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

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        TALES OF UNREST

      1898. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. Original tan cloth decorated in brown. First Edition of Conrad's fourth book and his first collection of short stories (including "An Outpost of Progress," a Congo tale along the same vein as his later "Heart of Darkness"). This was issued about ten days before the London edition, and consisted of 1,250 copies.~We consider this one of the scarcer Conrad American editions; when it does turn up the volume's spine is usually severely darkened. This is a near-fine copy (spine design slightly dull, but not as bad as usual); the volume is otherwise essentially without wear. Cagle A4b.

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        Encyclopædia of Sport

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1897 & 1898 - First edition. 2 vols., 4to. 38 full-page plates and many in text. x, 632;v, [ii], 655, [1] pp. Bound in three quarter red morocco, gilt spines with emblematic tooling of a horses head, leaping trout, board's head and hunting horns at the corners, t.e.g., by Bickers & Sons, Leicester Square. Bookplate of St. Paul's School and Winthrop Cowdin, small blindstamp on title page. Very good attractive set, some foxing [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIDA DE CARLOS III, publicada con la biografía del autor, apéndices y notas por A. Morel-Fatio y A. Paz Mélia y un prólogo de Juan Valera. 1ª edición

      Fernando Fé, Madrid 1898 - 4º, 2 vols. encuadernados en 1 tomo (Vol I: 1 retrato, XXIII págs., 417 p.; Vol. II: 1 retrato 426 p.). Sombras de humedad en el dorso de las dos láminas. Media piel, con hilos y letras doradas. Importante obra sobre el gran rey español, escrito por Fernán-Núñez, Consejero de Estado y embajador en Portugal y Francia, gran devoto de su soberano y bienhechor, aunque ello no le impida censurar alguna de sus obras, si bien culpa a sus consejeros responsables de los errores y faltas. El texto histórico viene completado por el erudito francés Morel-Fatio, auxiliado por el bibliotecario Paz Mélia, que en la segunda parte, añaden un importantísimo apéndice con notas, la edición del manuscrito del Diario de la expedición contra Argel, escrito por un testigo, un interesante conjunto de cartas del Conde, escritas entre 1768 y 1784, y una completa biografía del autor. El volumen comprende dos láminas de gran calidad, con el retrato del rey y del autor, grabados al acero por E. Lemus. Biografías. Historia de España. Biographies. History of Spain.

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        Anästhetika. Ueber die verschiedenen, gebräuchlichen Anästhetika, ihre Wirkungsweise und die Gefahren bei ihrer Anwendung. Welches Anästhetikum eignet sich am besten für den Gebrauch im Felde?

      Mitscher & Röstell, Berlin 1898 - VIII, 188 S.; zusammengebunden mit: Für den Aether. Skizze eines dreissigjährigen Plaidoyers von Dr. Rabatz, Wien 1876 (Verlag von Dr. Rabatz), VI, 92 S., und Regeln für die Chloroformnarkose von Prof. Dr. Esmarch, Kiel 1884 (Verlag von Lipsius & Tischer), 4 S., mit 5 Abb., sowie Ueber lokale Anästhesierung, Wien 1886 (Urban & Schwarzenberg), Ss. 294 - 314; schöner Handeinband der Zeit mit Rückentitel u. Zierlinien in Gold, sowie mit Rückenschmuck in Blindprägung, mit marmorierten Deckeln, Schnitten u. Vorsätzen; Titelschild u. Lederecken berieben; sehr schönes stabiles Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Rainer Kocherscheidt]
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        IL RINASCIMENTO DELLE CERAMICHE MAIOLICATE IN FAENZA. Con appendice di documenti inediti forniti da Carlo Malagola.

      Montanari 1898 In-4 p. (mm. 320x240), 2 parti in 1 vol., mz. marocch. coevo con ang., dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, taglio sup. dorato, pp. (8),327, con 7 figure di oggetti in ceramica in 4 tavv. in tinta f.t. La seconda parte è dedicata a una magnifica raccolta di 40 tavole che comprendono 193 figure di stoviglie, disegnate e colorite al vero dall?autore, descritte nel ?Catalogo ragionato degli oggetti esposti nelle tavole del presente volume, nella loro grandezza naturale e coll?imitaizone precisa del disegno e del colorito?. Importante studio sulle ?maioliche faentine sparse per l?Italia con indagini effettuate nelle città di Bologna, Ferrara, Padova, Venezia, Mantova, Parma, Modena, Firenze, Arezzo, Perugia, Pesaro, Ravenna, Forlì, Fano, Ancona, Fabriano, Gubbio, Arezzo.. dove taluni artisti maiolicari di Faenza trasportarono l?industria delle ceramiche.. al fine di discernere con sicurezza le stoviglie lavorate in Faenza da quelle lavorate in città dove quest?Arte venne qui importata?, così l?A. scriveva al Ministro dell?Istruzione. "Edizione originale", in tiratura di 500 esempl. numerati. Il ns., 345, è molto ben conservato e con pregevoli ex-libris.

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        Claudii Ptolemaei Opera Quae Exstant Omnia Volume I Parts ! and II and Volume II in 3 tomes

      Leipzig, Teubner 1898, 1903, 1907 546pp + fldg plate + 608pp; cciii, 282pp + folding plate VG/none Vol I Syntaxis Mathematica in two tomes Part I and Part II, in Greek. Full cloth gilt lettering on spine lightly rubbed, owner inscription on endpapers, natural light yellowing of paper, overall in very good condition. From the library of J K Fotheringham (Magdalene College, Oxford), British scholar on astronomy and chronology. Vol II Opera Astronomica MInora in quarter cloth, gilt lettering and device on spine, sunned, attractive ex-libris on pastedown, large folding plate, sheet V loose, last pages of index (pp281/281) bound in in photocopy, small rectangular upper corner of pp4/5 cut, not affecting text. Mainly in Greek with few parts in German and Latin. Very good copy of the standard work on Ptolemy by J L Heiberg, the first critical modern edition. This is the scarce original Heiberg edition. The Almagest (Vol I Syntaxis Mathematica) has been considered one of the most influential book ever written of the Western civilization. Scan photos available on request. Vol I Syntaxis Mathematica in due tomi Part I e II, in greco. Rilegatura tutta tela con titoli al dorso, leggermente consunto, iscrizione proprietario alle sguardie, pagine lievemente ingiallite dal tempo, nel complesso in condizioni piu' che buone. Provenienza da J K Fotheringham (Magdalene College, Oxford), studioso inglese di astronomia e cronologia antiche. Vol II Opera Astronomica MInora in quarto tela, dorso sbiadito con titoli, attraente ex-libris, tavola ripiegata all'interno, foglietto. V sciolto, le ultime pp dell'indice (pp281/281) sono include (legate) in fotocopia, piccola mancanza rettangolare all'angolo superiore a pp4/5, non intaccante il testo. Principalmente in greco, con alcune parti in tedesco e latino. Classica revisione di J L Heiberg delle opere di Claudio Tolomeo, la prima edizione critica moderna, in edizione originale. L'Almagesto (Vol I Syntaxis Mathematica) come era riferito dalla versione in arabo, e' considerato uno dei piu' grandi ed influenti libri della civilta' occidentale. Disponibili foto su richiesta.

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        The Victorian Statutes. Arranged in Alphabetical and Chronological.

      1898 - Horwitz, Louis, Compiler. The Victorian Statutes. Arranged in Alphabetical and Chronological Order with Notes and Indexes. Melbourne: Charles F. Maxwell (G. Partridge and Co.) Law Publishers, 1898-99. Nine volumes. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2"). Original cloth, black-stamped titles to spine. Moderate shelfwear and soiling, most hinges starting or cracked, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, annotations to front pastedowns, small stamps to title pages. A solid set. * Only edition. OCLC locates 9 copies. "Since the consolidation of the Statutes in 1890, the additions to the Statute Roll have been as numerous and important as they have been complicated, irritating, and perplexing. When it is considered that nearly five hundred Statutes have been passed, a very large number of them affecting the existing laws, and that these new Acts occupy ten sessional volumes, and necessitate reference throughout, I feel that no apology is needed [for this work, which is modeled] on Chitty's Statutes of Practical Utility.": Volume I Preface [iii]. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British commonwealth 6:26. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        The Two Magics. The Turn of the Screw; Covering End

      G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Wear to extremities, especially at spine. With cloth worn through at foot of spine. Some foxing, but contents otherwise good First edition, first impression Turquoise hardback cloth cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 310pp. First hardback printing of "The Turn of the Screw", his classic ghost story. Cover with impressed 'four iris' design, title page in red & black, and 32 page catalogue at end of book.

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        Untitled [Uknown First Nations Man]. Original Oil Pastel Drawing

      [no date]. () Very good. Original drawing (oil pastel on paper). Drawing measures 37.5 X 28.5 CM (14.75 X 11.25"). Housed behind glass in a wooden frame with gilt ornamentation measuring 65.5 X 53.5 CM (25.75 X 21") with gray and white matting. Signed in bottom left in pencil. Some light wear and chipping to frame. A 3 / 4 profile head and shoulder portrait of a native man who is smiling. Gilroy has illlustrated an interesing play of light upon his face. His clothing is brightly coloured and he wears a feather headdress. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 – 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout..

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        Byblis Changée en Fontaine [with] M. de Bougrelon

      Librairie Borel, Paris, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. Illustrator: J. Wagrez & Marold et Mittis. Byblis with a double suite of engravings, the first in red, the second in green. Finely bound in full red morocco inlaid with a nude bathing figure on the front and an elaborately inlaid figure on the rear. Lacking one small inlaid dot on the rear, slight foxing to page edge. A lovely and charming binding. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Illustrator: J. Wagrez & Marold et Mittis. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Erotica; Inventory No: 044369. .

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        Sport in the Highlands of Kashmir. Being a narrative of eight months' trip in the Baltistan and Ladak, and a Lady's experience in the latter country; Together with hints for the guidance of sportsmen

      London: Rowland Ward, 1898 - A lively account of the author's adventures during an eight-month shooting trip in Baltistan, Ladakh, and Kashmir. Very scarce. A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title: "Robert Frazer from his old schoolfellow, the writer, February 1898" (BIG GAME) First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs by the author, and two folding maps in back pocket. 506 pp. Mulberry cloth titled in silver. Lower inner hinge cracked, spine ends rubbed. Very good. Czech (Asia) 58 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sign Writer and Glass Embosser.

      William Sutherland 1898 - 1898. 59 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with black decoration. A large book. Pages have tanning, with shadowing and foxing to the first chapter page. The page fore edges are frayed|chipped, most likely due to the very weak binding. The bottom of the binding has completely cracked. The title page and ffep is loose from the binding, and has a very tatter edge. Only a few plates still remain with the book, including Plate XXI, XV, VII, XXXII, XXVIII, XXIII, and XIX. page 61 loose. Back pastedown slip pouch still remains. The netting is very much exposed. The boards have rub wear to the edges, with scuffing the surfaces. There is heavy bleaching to the front board at the bottom left corner, and also to the back panel in the same location, obviously caused by water damage and mildewing. Faint water marks to the pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Album of Historic Pictures]

      Tokyo, Fukuda Hatsujiro, , 1898. Octavo. (230 × 180mm) Original tan decoratively printed cotton-covered boards, paper label to the upper panel, title translates as above. Contains 12 oban yoko-e, horizontal oban, colour woodblock prints, folded concertina-style, opening 350 × 230mm. Split at one connecting fold, carefully reattached with archival tissue, else very good. Twelve scenes selected from Chikanobu's treatment of the heike monogatari [Tales of Heike], retelling the events of the Genpei War between the ruling Taira clan and their arch-enemies the Minamoto. Most likely compiled for the tourist trade, this selection concentrates on scenes of samurai prowess, rather than the more lyrical or courtly aspects of the tale, Oda Nobunaga leaping across the flames of the Honno-ji to evade yari of Yasuda Sakubei; the warrior-monk Yokugawa Kakuhan fighting in the snow with Sato Tadanobu; & the struggle between the warrior woman Tomoe Gozen, Uchida Ieyoshi, and Wada Yoshimori at the Uji River.

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        THE MOTOGRAPH MOVING PICTURE BOOK

      London, Bliss, Sands & Co., 1898.. FIRST COLOURED ENGLISH EDITION 1898, (Preface states "New edition in colours"), 4to, 300 x 235 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, cloth backed boards with large coloured illustration to upper cover specially commissioned from Toulouse Lautrec by the original French publishers (indoor scene, 2 women, 1 apparently playing with this book, large dog in foreground, man with pipe walking into room, cat and cockatoo), endpapers carry publisher's adverts. 23 full page coloured illustrations, attributed on title page to F.J. Vernay, Yorick etc., printed one side only. Most illustrations are very interesting: Water Mill, Serpentine Dancer, Harlequin, Traction Engine, Mortar Mill, Steamboat, Volcano, Scissors Grinder, Life Boat, The Cat and the Cherub (little black boy crying in bath-tub watched by cat), House on Fire etc., (3 are geometric). The book was supplied with a 'transparency' (rectangular sheet of thin clear plastic printed with horizontal lines, mounted in a card frame, housed in pocket inside front cover) which when moved as indicated over the pictures, produced an illusion of movement. Corners very slightly worn, showing cardboard at tips, board edges slightly worn, covers slightly dusty-looking, upper cover slightly rubbed, a couple of small stains and some scratches to lower cover, spine cloth slightly faded, free endpapers lightly browned, transparency pocket on front pastedown lacking lower side, an occasional pale fingermark mostly to lower margins, otherwise contents clean, small piece missing from lower outer margin corner of 1 plate, tiny closed tear with tiny chip to edge of lower margin of Butterfly plate. A very good copy with original transparency still in its cardboard frame but split in half vertically and with another small closed tear. This is an expanded edition of the uncoloured version published the same year but with only 13 illustrations and without the Toulouse Lautrec cover with some of the same illustrations and some new ones such as 'The Harlequin', 'The Cat and the Cherub', 'The Magic Head'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

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

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        THE WAR OF THE WENUSES. Translated from the Artesian of H. G. Pozzuoli

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith ... London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, n.d.. [1898]. original brown cloth, front panel lettered and ruled in black, spine panel lettered and ruled in gold, rear panel ruled in blind, black coated endpapers.. Slight spine lean, a fine copy. (#130723). First edition. Copies of the cloth issue of this book are found with and without publisher's advertisements on pages [141-44], priority, if any, unknown. This copy has the ads. A fine parody of H. G. Wells's THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Earth is invaded by beautiful Venusian women. "A 'Punch-style' parody ... in which the natives of Venus, young ladies, invade earth (in giant crinolines) in a quest for sartorial improvements, devastating all males with the dreaded 'mash' glance." - Locke, Voyages in Space 88. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 915. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 356. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 24. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 230. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 95. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 457. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 115. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 73. Bleiler (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06255.

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        The movements of the food in the oesophagus. Presentation copy

      1898. Cannon, Walter B. (1871-1945) and Moser, Albert. The movements of the food in the oesophagus. Offprint from Am . J. Physiology 1 (1898). 435-444pp. 243 x 172 mm. Original printed wrappers, small chip in upper corner of front wrapper, minor creasing. Inscribed by Cannon on the front wrapper: "With the regards of W. B. Cannon." Docketed on front wrapper. First Edition, offprint issue. Cannon was the first to use x rays to study the digestive system; his work laid the foundations of gastrointestinal radiology. The present paper, written while Cannon was still a medical student, describes Cannon's first experiments with x-rays to examine the mechanism of swallowing, including his first public demonstration, by means of x-rays, of the phenomena of deglutition. This ground-breaking work was undertaken less than a year after Roentgen's discovery of the x-ray. DSB.

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        The Novels

      London: Downey & Co. Ltd.,, 1898. Edited by Temple Scott. 12 volumes, octavo (205 × 135 mm). Mid 20th-century red half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marble sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. With frontispiece in 6 volumes. Lightly rubbed at extremities, contents faintly toned. An excellent set. The Thornton edition. An attractively bound set of the Brontës' works.

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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Here is a scarce first edition, first printing of the Colonial edition of Churchill's first book, which recounts his experiences when attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First printing Colonial editions were produced in small numbers simultaneously with the Home Issue. The harsher climate and condition of the colonies meant low survival rates and often poor condition for those few examples that endured. Complicating matters for collectors, there were no fewer than 10 different editions, printings, and binding variations for the very small number of Colonial issues ultimately produced from 1898 to 1901. Offered here is the important first printing of the Colonial edition in the second state. As is the case with the Home Issue first edition, second state copies are distinguished by the presence of the domestic errata slip. This is an original, unrestored copy, meaning it has not been rebacked or had endpapers replaced like so many of the copies that survive. The binding is overall clean, tight, and square but of course shows some age The pictorial front board retains strong color and only minimal scuffing. There is mild bubbling to the boards and light corner wear. There is also a small old cellotape remnant at the bottom edge of the top board (this apparently from a poorly applied plastic cover that once protected the binding). The spine is nicely rounded with the gilt still clearly legible. There is some wear and fraying at the head and tail and some wrinkling to the spine cloth. The contents are unusually bright and tight for a Colonial edition, with just light intermittent spotting. All maps are intact and properly folded. There is a contemporary inked owner name dated "Oct. 1898" on the ffep (conveniently dispelling any doubt that this is a first printing). Tissue guards are still present at the frontispiece and the folding map at p.1. Many Colonial editions we see seem to have spent time in private lending libraries. This might explain the number "854" inked on the spine, the ffep, and the title page and on a sticker on the front pastedown. There are no other ex-library indications or marks or residue. Overall, a well-preserved copy of a very scarce first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.2.d, Woods/ICS A1(ab.1), Langworth p.15

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        Emission of neutrons by uranium AND Ein einfacher Versuch zur Auffindung eines selektiven Effektes.

      - On Nuclear Fission, Presented by Leo SzilardSzilard, Leo (1898-1964). (1) (with W. H. Zinn) Emission of neutrons by uranium. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 56 (1939). 619-624pp. Text illustrations. Without wrappers as issued. Inscribed, "With Compliments of Leo Szilard" on first page. (with H. Mark) Ein einfacher Versuch zur Auffindung eines selektiven Effektes bei der Zerstreuung von Rontgenstrahlen. Offprint from Zeit. Phys. 33 (1925). 688-691pp. Text illustrations. Original printed wrappers. (2) From the library of Theodore von Karrman (1881-1963). Both offprints docketed and stamped with Karrman's cataloguing symbols. Very good. Offprints preserved in mylar envelopes.First Separate Editions. Szilard's first offprint is on nuclear fission. After Hahn and Strassmann's discovery of nuclear fission in 1938, Szilard immediately recognized "that fission would be the key to the release of nuclear energy, and he immediately undertook experiments at Columbia University to demonstrate the release of neutrons in the fission process and to measure their number" (DSB). His paper of 1939 reflects his continuing work on this problem before wartime secrecy suppressed his publications on the subject. In 1942 Szilard and Fermi produced the first controlled nuclear chain reaction, and shortly afterwards he arranged for Einstein to write the letter to President Roosevelt that brought about the establishment of the Manhattan Project. Szilard's second paper is on the scattering of x-rays. These offprints are from the library of physicist Theodore von Karman, who, like Szilard, was a Hungarian expatriate who ended up in the United States. Szilard typically gave his ideas to collaborators who organized them into papers for publication. Inscriptions by him on anything to do with nuclear fission are extremely rare! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Harper's Pictorial History of the War with Spain (Complete in 32 Parts)

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. N.D.. First Edition. Softcover. Folio size (19"x11"). Thirty-two parts each in brown pictorial wraps. Begun in 1898 and completed in 1899. Part 1 contains 8 pages, all other volumes contain 16 pages for a total of 507 paginated pages and 1 unpaginated page. All parts contain a color frontispiece, different for every part. Includes color maps, drawings, artwork, black and white photographs and articles by major war correspondents, military leaders, and artists. Pubished during and just after the war by subscription only. Authors and artists include Ferederic Remington, Admiral Dewey, Commodore Watson, General Miles, General Wheeler, J. C. Fremont, Max Klepper, Henry Starr Richardson, and many others. Parts 27-32 were originally mislabelled by Harper's and have their correct part number stamped on them in red by Harper's. A wonderfully illustrated and mapped account of the war that began America's imperial expansion. Written and illustrated by war correspondents, artists, and military leaders who were actually part of the conflict. All 32 parts are fully intact in pictorial wraps. All text, maps, and artwork is clear, clean, and bright. Part 1 wraps in Good+ condition. Part 32 wraps in VG- condition. All other parts have wraps in VG+ or NF condition. This is an oversized and heavy collection. Shipping will probably cost more than normal. Extra charges will be needed. International shipping will be extra and expensive. .

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        Paris Known and Unknown

      Philadelphia: Barrie. 1898-1901. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1898-1901, in 25 parts. Folio (17.5 x 12 in.), with dark blue cloth chemise folder with gilt title "Paris" housing 25 portfolios in stiff gray-blue wraps with pictorial image and wording in dark blue and gold. Pages are loosely housed in these folders and not sewn or bound. Pagination is the same as the more common 3 volume set: 334, 308 and 350 pp, illustrated, some in color. Condition is very good overall with Part One having some repaired splits to the folder and a few of the pages have slight edgewear or edge creases. Very RARE in this portfolio edition, no copies recently at auction. EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED BEYOND STATED POSTAL AMOUNT, BOTH DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN due to size and weight of this portfolio.

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        THE ENGLISH ANGLER IN FLORIDA. WITH SOME DESCRIPTIVE NOTES OF THE GAME ANIMALS AND BIRDS. BY ROWLAND WARD, F.Z.S.

      Rowland Ward. London. - 1898 1st edition. Small 4to. Ppxii,122. B/w photographs. Brick red buckram titled in gilt. Cloth, especially spine, quite faded. Some foxing. Good-plus. Florida fishing, mainly for tarpon, in the 1890's. Rowland Ward was head of the well-known London firm of taxidermists and publishers. This was his only angling book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The English Angler in Florida. With Some Descriptive Notes of the Game Animals and Birds

      London: Rowland Ward, 1898 - (TARPON) First edition. 8vo. With numerous illustrations. xii, 125 pp. Later half black calf and cloth. Bookplate. Fine. Westwood & Satchell Supplement p. 256; Bruns W33; Callahan p. xx; Hampton's Angling Bibliography p. 289 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Here is a scarce first edition, first printing of the Colonial edition of Churchill's first book, which recounts his experiences when attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First printing Colonial editions were produced in small numbers simultaneously with the Home Issue. The harsher climate and condition of the colonies meant low survival rates and often poor condition for those few examples that endured. Complicating matters for collectors, there were no fewer than 10 different editions, printings, and binding variations for the very small number of Colonial issues ultimately produced from 1898 to 1901. Offered here is the important first printing of the Colonial edition in the second state. As is the case with the Home Issue first edition, second state copies are distinguished by the presence of the domestic errata slip. This is an original, unrestored copy, meaning it has not been rebacked or had endpapers replaced like so many of the copies that survive. The binding is overall clean, tight, and square but of course shows some age The pictorial front board retains strong color and only minimal scuffing. There is mild bubbling to the boards and light corner wear. There is also a small old cellotape remnant at the bottom edge of the top board (this apparently from a poorly applied plastic cover that once protected the binding). The spine is nicely rounded with the gilt still clearly legible. There is some wear and fraying at the head and tail and some wrinkling to the spine cloth. The contents are unusually bright and tight for a Colonial edition, with just light intermittent spotting. All maps are intact and properly folded. There is a contemporary inked owner name dated "Oct. 1898" on the ffep (conveniently dispelling any doubt that this is a first printing). Tissue guards are still present at the frontispiece and the folding map at p.1. Many Colonial editions we see seem to have spent time in private lending libraries. This might explain the number "854" inked on the spine, the ffep, and the title page and on a sticker on the front pastedown. There are no other ex-library indications or marks or residue. Overall, a well-preserved copy of a very scarce first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.2.d, Woods/ICS A1(ab.1), Langworth p.15

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Deserted Village ... to which is prefaced some notes concerning a Little Journey to 'Sweet Auburn' -- 1/40 specially illuminated

      East Aurora, NY: Roycroft. 1898. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1898. This copy is number 31 of 40 books signed by Elbert Hubbard and specially illuminated by hand. Hardcover, large 4to., bound by Stikeman in full green levant morocco, with gilt tooled decorated floral panel on sides, teg., marbled endpapers with gilt dentelles. 55 pp., with beautiful hand illuminations in color. Near Fine. Spine leather has sunned to brown; Fine, bright, unmarked contents; a few small adhesive remnants to a front blank page. Book housed in green cloth slipcase that is strong and intact, with light wear to the tips. An impressive book from Hubbard and the Roycrofters. Digital images available upon request.

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        Tales of Unrest

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. First English edition. 8vo. . Original green cloth, t.e.g. Unicorn bookplate of Scott Cunningham. Spine ends bumped. Near fine. Smith, pp. 13- 14; Cagle A4c1

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        Die Zuchtwahl des Pferdes. Im Besonderen das englisch-arabische Vollblut. Historisch und kritisch bearbeitet

      Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn 1898.. Mit 15 tls. gefalt. fotografischen Tafeln. VIII, 263 S. Marmorierter Pappband im Stil d. Zt., unter Verwendung des Leder-Rückenschildchens der Erstbindung. 25 x 17 cm. Nicht häufige und hübsch illustrierte Abhandlung über die Zucht arabischer Vollblut- und Halbblutpferde. Sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Northward over the "Great Ice" A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1898. First American edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With maps, diagrams, and about 800 illustrations. Blue cloth. Spines sunned (as usual), a few minor spots of rubbing, but otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate of James B. Pond. Arctic Bib. 13231 . Inscribed to Major James B. Pond (1838-1903) who was the entrepeneur who put Peary on the lecture circuit, "To my friend Jas. B. Pond as a slight token of my regartd. R. E. Peary U.S.N. May 31st, '98."

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        La mission lyonnaise d'exploration commerciale en Chine, 1895-1897,

      Lyon, Rey et Cie 1898, - fort in-4, XXXVII-386-473 pp., orné de 9 cartes dépliantes en couleurs, 179 gravures dans le texte dont de nombreuses à pleine page, broché. La première partie concerne les récits de voyage: du Tonkin au Se-tchouan avec l'exploration du Se-tchouan et une importante étude ethnologique sur les races autochtones de la Chine méridionale et occidentale. La seconde partie regroupe les rapports commerciaux et notes diverses sur le Tonkin, le Yun-nan, Hong-Kong, Canton, le Koui-tchéou, le Sé-tchouan et sur Han-k'éou, puis des études sur les productions chinoises comme les mines, la soie, le coton, etc. Menus frottis sans gravité, bon exemplaire. (Cordier, BS 2160) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le plaisir de rompre.

      Paris, Paul Ollendorff, 1898. - In-8°, 37p. Edition originale. Couverture illustrée par Félix Vallotton. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Jules Claretie. En excellente condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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