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        [Royal North-West Mounted Police] "Dalton Trail Post N. W. M. P."

      Haines, Alaska 1898. (Photograph) Very good. Original 19th Century Image, mounted on 9 7 / 8 X 7 15 / 16" card. Image is 6.5" X 4.5". Dalton Trail Post, 1875-1899. [aka: Pleasant Camp] Located near Haines, Alaska. The Dalton Trail Post ran along part of the U.S.-Canada border. The post was designed to maintain order during the "Gold Rush", control the surge of people to the area, and establish a border custom station. Inspector A.M. Jarvis led eighteen North-West Mounted Police from April to October, 1898. Under his supervision, they collected custom fees, captured several criminals, and witnessed the remnants of the U.S. Reindeer Relief Expedition pass through to the Klondike. Photographer: Unattributed..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Precious stones and gems, their history, sources and characteristics.

      Subject: (Mineralogia - Gemmologia). London, George Bell, 1898, 8vo piena pelle con bordi filettati in oro, dorso (restaurato) inciso e tasselli colorati, deidica autografa dell'A. al front. pp. XVI-339 con fig. n.t. un ritr. inc. in antip. e 13 tav. cromolitografiche f.t. (molto belle)

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        Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Signed by Author. The first edition in red cloth. The book sprang from The Ingersoll Lectures on Human Immortality (which continue to this day). James gave the second lecture in 1897 and it was published as a book in the following year. Light wear at edges, spine ends bumped, browning to endpapers, inner joint cracked. Inscribed by James to his colleague at Harvard, the professor of Sanskrit Charles R. Lanman, and dated Cambridge, November, 1898. Along with a copy of the second edition in blue cloth with an added preface answering a few points; both housed in a custom marbled slipcase. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Religion & Theology. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 044155. .

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        [The Republic]. THE FLEETWOOD-HESKETH COPY WITH OSMOND BOOKPLATE

      Arthur L Humphreys, 1898. 2 vols., 4to., First Edition thus, on laid paper, titles in red and black, free endpapers mildly browned; original dove-blue boards, ivory paper backs lettered and numbered in black, uncut, first volume with chip at headband else a very good, bright, clean set. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF CHARLES HESKETH FLEETWOOD-HESKETH AND BEARS HIS FINE COPPER-ENGRAVED ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWNS. Robert Osmond engraved this elaborate armorial for Charles Hesketh Fleetwood-Hesketh (1871-1947) in l911. Charles, only surviving son of John Bibby, of Hart Hall, Allerton, Liverpool and his second wife, Anna Maria Emily Fleetwood, eldest daughter of the Rev. Charles Hesketh, took the surname and arms of Hesketh by Royal Licence in 1899, and the surname and arms of Fleetwood-Hesketh in 1907. With two helms and crests, and elaborate mantling on a shaded ground, this shows Osmond at his most ambitious. See Brian Lee: 'The Renaissance of Copper-Engraved Bookplates in Britain' (Coat of Arms 187, 1999). The translation is that of Davies and Vaughan, first published by Macmillan in 1866. RARE. . Catalogs: literature.

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        Fritz. Radierung.

      Manesse, - 35 x 25 cm, 16 x 12,5 cm, Tadell. Nr. 6 von 200 Exemplaren. In der Platte monogrammiert u. betitelt. (Naef, 99). - Karl Geiser (* 22. Dezember 1898 in Bern; ? vor dem 5. April (nach Untersuchungen Ende März) 1957 in Zürich) war ein Schweizer Bildhauer; seine Plastiken sind figürlich. Sie stellen immer Menschen dar, der Stil liegt zwischen Realismus und Klassizismus. Geiser arbeitete auch als Zeichner, Radierer und Fotograf. Viele seiner Plastiken sind als Kunst am Bau für Neubauten von Verwaltungs- und Schulgebäuden der Städte Zürich, Bern und Winterthur entstanden. 1600 gr.

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        The Two Magics. The Turn of the Screw, Covering End

      London: William Heinemann,, 1898. Octavo. Recently bound in full blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt,marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Light spotting to half title, mild staining to pages 90 and 175, else a very good copy finely bound. First edition. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language. One of only 1,500 copies printed.

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        The Two Magics. The Turn of the Screw; Covering End

      London: William Heinemann. 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. 1898, January. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Auf Schneeschuhen durch Gr?nlandAutorisirte deutsche Uebersetzung von M. MannIn Two Volumes

      nbsp;Hamburg -Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei Actien-Gesellschaft, 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating set of accounts into Nansens crossing of Greenland; the influential expedition from which hecollected valuable information on the characteristics of Greenlands climatic and geographical nature. Written in German. Featuring hundreds of illustrations throughout the text,and all four of the original colouredmaps. Collated complete. Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Complete in two volumes and uniformly bound in their original pictorial cloth bindings with gilt lettering. Condition: In originalgrey pictorial cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines and front boards. Externally, both volumes are sound with only some lightly gentlerubbing to the extremities. All hinges are slightly strained, although holding firm. Internally, generally firmly bound and bright throughout. Mostly clean, aside from the occasional handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Lehrbuch der Röntgen-Untersuchung zum Gebrauche für Mediciner. Mit 58 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen.

      Stuttgart., Verlag von Ferdinand Enke. 1898. Leks8vo. Originalt vinrødt helshirtingbind. VIII, 232 s. Royal 8vo. Publishers wine-red full cloth. VIII, 232 pp.. Første utgave av den første boken for leger om røntgenundersøkelser. Bindet med små bruksspor. Tidliger eierstempel. First edition of the first work for doctors on x-rays. Binding with small traces of use. Former owner stamp

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        Children in prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life

      Murdoch & Co., London 1898 - Original printed wrappers (soft cover). 16 pages. First edition in booklet form of Wilde's letter about the Warder Martin case- Martin had been dismissed as warder at Reading Prison for having shown kindness and giving food to a hungry child prisoner. Includes a typed 1932 sales receipt from Richard S. Wormser, Rare Books, New York with the sales price of $8.50. Also included is a typed SIGNED letter from Rupert Hart-Davis, to the previous owner requestiong original Wilde letters. Hart-Davis was the editor of the First Collected Edition of the Letters of Oscar Wilde. An exceptional copy of a fragile and scarce item. MASON/MILLARD 26 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Harper’s Pictorial History of the War with Spain

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898 - 1899. First edition, with the corrected issue numbers for issues 27 - 32. Front wrapper of part 1 a little browned at fore edge, some wrapper edges very lightly rubbed, 1 page in issue 1 with tear (closed), else fine; rer cover of portfolio with lightish stain. Small folio.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Forty One Years in India from Subaltern to Commander in Chief ( with Letter )

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1898. Collation: xxii + 597 pages Contains Hand-written letter from the Author to Lady Lytton: New Burlington Street, London W 2nd June 1898 Mr Dear Lady Lytton. I send for your kind acceptance a copy of the one volume edition of my “Forty One Years in India’’ at Page 334 you will find Lord Lytton’s portrait, which will, ???? add to the value of he book in your estimation. I am so very sorry that the portrait is not the one you like best, but think? ?? assure Mssr. Bentley it was the right one. With kindest regards, believe me your very ???? Roberts. Also inscribed on Half-title page: The Countess of Lytton From the Author Roberts 2nd June 1898 Bound in original publishers red cloth, with blind-stamped decoration to top board, gilt title lettering to spine. Spine faded, and cloth dusty, but binding overall in very good firm condition. Internally: Illustrated with 40 illustrations and folding maps. In very good clean condition throughout.Book measures 14x21cms.A56. First Edition in One Volume. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      Boston:Jordon, Marsh & Co. 1898 - Translated from the Italian, with an introduction by, Hezekiah Butterworth. Boston:Jordan, Marsh & Co. (1898). 212pp. Illustrated with 4 color plates by Rene Quentin that were not in the earlier edition, as well as black and white drawings. Title in gilt on front board with black and white illustration. Covers slightly faded. Xmas 1901 in pencil on first free end-page, otherwise a very good, clean, tight copy. T030. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Parnassus Book Service, Inc]
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        Lehmann's Medizin Band XVII. Atlas der Gerichtlichen Medicin [Lehmann's Medical Hand Atlas of Forensic Science Volume XVII]

      G- : in good (minus) condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed and edgeworn with light marking to rear. Endpapers browned. One plate loose; lacking some chromolithographic plates. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library [First Edition] Green hardback cloth cover 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). [380pp.]. 29 of 56 chromolithographic plates (pl. 28) duplicated; numerous b/w photographic plates. Text in German.

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        Dictionnaire Analogique & Etymologique Des Idiomes Meridionaux Qui Sont Parles Depuis Nice Jusqu'a Bayonne Et Depuis Les Pyrenees Jusqu'au Centre De La France

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

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        Ferro e fuoco nel Sudan. Lotte da me sostenute contro i Dervisci, mia prigionia e mia fuga 1879/1895.

      Subject: (Viaggi). Roma, Voghera, 1898, 8vo m.tela moderna, pp. XVI-687 con num. tav. f.t. e due carte lit. a col. rip. in fine.

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        The Golfer's Alphabet

      Harper & Brothers 1898 - Humorous illustrations by AB Frost and accompanying rhymes by WG Van Tassel Sutphen, the man who coined the phrase "the 19th hole". Square 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated boards, rubbed with some small chips and the odd area of surface loss. Corners and edges a little bumped. Binding becoming loose but still intact and clean. A good copy.

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        Collected work of Robert Louis Stevenson [complete in 25 volumes]

      "New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898-1905" "New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898-1905", 1924. 1st Edition in this form. "Desc.: 25v., fronts. (ports.) ; 22cm. Contents: I. New Arabian nights. --II. Treaure Island. --III. More new Arabian nights: The dynamiter, written in collaboration with Mrs. Stevenson. The story of a lie. --IV. Prince Otto. Island nights' entertainments. Father Damien. --V. Kidnapped. --VI. David Balfour: a sequel to Kidnapped. --VII. The merry men and other tales and fables. The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. --VIII. The black arrow. The misadventures of John Nicholson. The body-snatcher. --IX. The master of Ballantrae. --X. The wrecker, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. --XI. The wrong box, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. The ebb tide, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. --XII. An inland voyage. Travels with a donkey. Edinburgh, picturesque notes. --XIII. Virginibus puerisque and other papers. Memories and portraits. --XIV. Familiar studies of men and books. Miscellaneous papers. --XV. The amateur emigrant. Across the plains. The Silverado squatters. --XVI. A child's garden of verses. Underwoods. Ballads. --XVII. Vailima letters: correspondence addressed to Sidney Colvin. --XVIII. Memoir of Fleming Jenkin. Records of a family of engineers. --XIX. In the South seas. A foot-note to history. --XX. Wier of Hermiston. The plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson. Fables. XXI. St. Ives: being the adventures of a French prisoner in England. --XXII. Sketches. Criticisms, etc. --XXIII, XXIV & XXV: Letters. Notes: The titles in this set are divided into 3 groups: Novels and tales; Travels and essays; Letters and miscellanies. Group titles are tooled in gilt on front covers. Individual titles and vol. numbers gilt-blocked on spines. " "Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked maroon leather. Blind tooling to spine cover and front cover. Gilt-backed title panels to front cover. Previous owner's gift inscription on the dedication page. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Minor bumping to corners. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request."

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        Poems

      London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd., , June 1898. Illustrations by Robert Anning Bell and introduction by Walter Raleigh. Octavo (202 × 133 mm). Finely bound by Maclehose in near-contemporary full green morocco, titles and ornately gilt-tooled design to spine, boards, board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With black and white illustrations to plates and in the text by Robert Anning Bell. Spine sunned, extremities lightly rubbed, some spotting around the title page, but otherwise internally clean; a beautiful copy in excellent condition. A beautiful and intricate Arts & Crafts binding, executed by Maclehose of Glasgow, on a copy of Keats's poems illustrated by Robert Anning Bell (second edition thus, with several Bell illustrations added to the original edition of October in the previous year). Bell was also an Arts & Crafts artist with associations to Glasgow - being appointed Chief of Design at the Glasgow School of Art in 1911. Though not signed as such, the design is not dissimilar to the style of Arts & Crafts artist Talwin Morris, also working in Glasgow around the time.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ames d'automne.

      Fasquelle 1898 - - Fasquelle, Paris _1898, 10,5x16,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 20 Japon en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline marron, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin olive, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Pierson. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Henri Lavedan. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de Heidbrinck. Une garde partiellement ombrée, légères épidermures sans gravité en pieds des plats, agréable exemplaire. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 920 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Kelly's Directories Ltd, 1898 xxxviii + 1726 pages plus 60 pages of adverts. 3.1kg. Red cloth boards with two repaired tears to faded spine, boards rubbed and scuffed to all edges, with the contents tight, with some sporadic spotting throught, with 4 fold-out maps, with tear to Hampshire map, with front end-paper missing. Very Good. This is the 10th edition with Every Parish in the counties is included. A rare title to find. . 10th Edition . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Through Asia.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1898 - 2 volumes octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spines and to the upper boards together with a gilt block, all within single fillet panel, top edge gilt the others uncut. A little rubbed, endpapers browned, some foxing at the fore-edge, but the hinges sound, text very clean, unusually well-preserved, a very good set. Photogravure frontispiece to each and over 120 full-page illustrations from Hedin's superb photographs and sketches, 4 of them coloured, 4 sketch-maps, and a large folding map at the rear of each volume. First edition in English, translated from the Swedish edition of the same year. "Popular account of three and a half years' of explorations in the Pamirs, the deserts of Takla Makan and Lob-nor region, Tsaidam and Southern Tibet in 1893-97" (Yakushi). The book that established Hedin's world-wide fame. Hedin's credentials as one of the great explorers are beyond question; "Judged merely by his maps he was brilliant, as today's satellite surveys have shown. Sir Francis Younghusband, who met him in Kashgar in 1890 when he was still unknown, was much struck by him. 'He impressed me as being of the true stamp for exploration - physically robust, genial, even tempered, cool and persevering I envied him his linguistic ability [Hedin was fluent in seven languages], his knowledge of scientific subjects, and his artistic accomplishments. He seemed to posses every qualification of a scientific traveller, added to the quiet, self-reliant character of his northern ancestors'" (Hopkirk, Foreign Devils on the Silk Road, p55). Yakushi H97b.

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        Municipal Architecture In Boston From Designs by Edmund M. Wheelwright City Architect, 1891 to 1895

      Boston: Bates & Guild, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. Brown buckram. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 80 & 52 pages in text. Folio, 48 x 41 cm. Limited edition, copy 226 of 500. 100 tipped-in collotype plates with additional illustrations in the text, mostly floor plans. List of Subscribers. The editor was Professor of Architecture at M.I.T. Public schools, hospitals, fire and police stations, piers and subway coverings are visually presented. Interior contents, plates and text, generally clean. Small stamp of Edward Harrison Hoyt, Architect on first blank endpaper, autograph letter from Wheelright tipped-in. Slight discoloration cover of Vol. I. Originally issued in board portfolios.

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        The novels and tales of Robert Louis Stevenson [complete in 26 volumes]

      New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898-1905 - Desc.: 26v., fronts. (ports.) ; 22cm. Contents: I. New Arabian nights. --II. Treaure Island. --III. More new Arabian nights: The dynamiter, written in collaboration with Mrs. Stevenson. The story of a lie. --IV. Prince Otto. Island nights' entertainments. Father Damien. --V. Kidnapped. --VI. David Balfour: a sequel to Kidnapped. --VII. The merry men and other tales and fables. The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. --VIII. The black arrow. The misadventures of John Nicholson. The body-snatcher. --IX. The master of Ballantrae. --X. The wrecker, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. --XI. The wrong box, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. The ebb tide, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. --XII. An inland voyage. Travels with a donkey. Edinburgh, picturesque notes. --XIII. Virginibus puerisque and other papers. Memories and portraits. --XIV. Familiar studies of men and books. Miscellaneous papers. --XV. The amateur emigrant. Across the plains. The Silverado squatters. --XVI. A child's garden of verses. Underwoods. Ballads. --XVII. Vailima letters: correspondence addressed to Sidney Colvin. --XVIII. Memoir of Fleming Jenkin. Records of a family of engineers. --XIX. In the South seas. A foot-note to history. --XX. Wier of Hermiston. The plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson. Fables. XXI. St. Ives: being the adventures of a French prisoner in England. --XXII. Sketches. Criticisms, etc. --XXIII & XXIV Letters to his families and friends. --XXV & XXVI. Life of Robert Louis Stevenson / by Graham Balfour. Notes: The titles in this set are divided into 4 groups: Novels and tales of Robert Louis Stevenson; Letters and miscellanies; Travels and essays; Life of Robert Louis Stevenson. Group titles tooled in gilt on front covers. Individual titles and volume numbers gilt-blocked on spines. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Some spine covers are sun-toned. Previous owner's bookplates on some front pastedowns. Remains particlularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 10 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hidden witchery

      Leonard Smithers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean hardback tightly bound in white quarter buckram over blue cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions, pages edges rough cut. 244 pages, illustrations by Will G. Mien. Uncommon, one of 450 copies, not numbered .

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of four British first edition, first printings in dust jackets

      This is a collector-worthy full set of four British first edition, first printings in first printing dust jackets.  Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume.  Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928.  Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s.  The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938.  Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough."  The work was very well received, both critically and aesthetically.  The first edition is a physically impressive production.  The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 inches and are roughly 2 inches thick.  Each is bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge.  Moreover, each volume is profusely illustrated.  Unfortunately, the plum cloth binding in Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading.  (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.)  Without the dust jackets, Volumes I-III are nearly always spine faded and jacketed first editions are now scarce.  Particularly scarce are first printing dust jackets for Volumes I & II.  We caution collectors to be wary of price-clipped dust jackets, as later impression Volume I & II dust jackets state either "2nd Impression" or "3rd Impression" printed next to the price on the lower front flap.  No such problem applies to Volumes III & IV, which each had only a single printing.  This full, four-volume British first edition set features volumes in near-fine or better condition with the accompanying dust jackets in very good plus or better condition.  All four dust jackets retain the original front flap prices.  The absence of either price-clipping or later impression notation on the lower Volume I & II front flaps definitively confirms first printing status.  Moreover, this is a lifelong matched set.  The sole previous ownership in each volume is the recurrence of either the same previous owner name or personal library numerical notation, each dated in the year of publication.  These appear respectively on the ffep in Volumes I-III and the rear pastedown on Volume IV. Spine presentation and overall condition of the dust jackets makes this set superior to most jacketed first printing sets.  All four dust jackets are highly complete, with only fractional chipping at the spine ends.  The sole loss of note in the set is 1 x .5 inch at the upper front corner of Volume I.  The jacket spines are toned, but evenly so across all four volumes, befitting a set that has remained intact since publication.  All four dust jackets are fitted with removable, archival quality clear covers.  All four volumes beneath the jackets feature clean, tight, and square bindings with nicely rounded spines, bright gilt, sharp corners, and virtually no wear.  The complete dust jackets have done their job and spared the bindings from the typical sunning.  Only a tiny spot at the upper rear hinge of Volume II shows mild sunning corresponding to a jacket chip loss.  The contents of all four volumes are crisp, bright, and tight.  All four volumes feel unread.  The top edge gilt remains bright.  Very light spotting appears limited to prelims and fore edges in volumes II-IV, with Volume I spotting a bit heavier to the fore edge, but internally affecting only the half-title, frontispiece, and title page.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa); Langworth p.166

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        The War of The Worlds.

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. - FIRST EDITION, with undated 32-page catalogue inserted at rear. 8vo. pp. viii, 303, [32]. Publisher's grey cloth lettered in black; cloth a little marked with an area of soiling to rear panel and spine. A little spotting to first and last few leaves, flyleaf neatly replaced, else internally clean. Very good. A science fiction classic; giant tripod martian machines bringing destruction and mayhem to Surrey, what more can mankind ask for. Geoffrey H. Wells (14). Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [290]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998], also in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sonnets from the Portuguese, by E.B. Browning. To which is prefaced a 'Little Journey' to the Home of the Author, written by E. Hubbard

      East Aurora, NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1898., 1898. Limited Edition to 480 copies of which this is No. 217. SIGNED by E. Hubbard. Publisher's quarter white cloth with gilt titles to upper, grey paper boards and end papers; edges untrimmed. Hand coloured stylised capitals throughout the text; superb printing on thick pages. Binding dusty and a little rubbed, corners bumped.

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        Manuscript Seamanship Notebook of W.R.B. Leach, a British Navy Officer in Training, With 67 Hand Coloured Flags, Sketch Drawings, Diagrams, and Printed Materials

      United Kingdom, Autumn 1898-Spring 1899 Manuscript seamanship notebook of W.R.B. Leach, a British navy officer in training. Folio, 86 pages, lined blue leafs in the original purpose-made green cloth binding, with leather spine and gilt initials, R.L. to front. Beautifully illustrated with a compass plate as frontis, tipped in sketch drawings, in-text diagrams, and pertinent printed materials, including an 1897 offprint titled 'Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.' More than one quarter of the volume is devoted to the illustration of flags, continental and foreign. Detailed legible text, vivid colour drawings, a pleasing volume in very good condition. It is unknown whether W.R.B. Leach, the astute and aptly engaged nautical student and author of the work, was involved with the Royal Navy or the British Merchant Navy, although the offprint of regulations, found at the center of the volume, printed in pursuance of the Merchant Shipping Act, suggests the latter. Comprising foremost nautical academic matters, the cornerstone of naval education, bound for safekeeping or memoir, these would have been the young officer's first exercises. Following a detailed index, topics of study include the dissection of the parts which make up sailing vessels and battleships, from the anchor to the sails, with several intricate diagrams of a ship's components. Other topics of interest include ventilation, flooding, specific valves Seafarring rules are duly noted, as are life-dependent skills such as knot making, flag and flashing signals, rigging, identifying foreign ensigns, and embracing the 'Rules of the Road'. Most noteworthy however, is the extent of detail and colour committed to the fine illustration of 67 flags, each accompanied by a manuscript description, and comprising twenty-four (24) pages of the volume. .

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        La Mode Pratique. Année 1898 - Tome VII

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1898 - 1 vol. in-folio reliure demi-basane rouge, Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1899, 635-212 pp. avec 53 planches couleurs (héliogravure Fortier-Marotte) Etat très satisfaisant, pour cet exemplaire de l'année 18989, bien complet des 53 planches en couleur (petits frott. et petites épidermures en mors, fort frott. avec mq. de papier à un plat). Peu courant. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chromolithographic Print: "Destruction of Admiral Cervera's Fleet at Santiago De Cuba, July 3rd, 1898" showing battle scene and inset at upper right is circular portrait of W. (infield) S.(cott) Schley (1839-1909)

      Philadelphia: J. Hoover & Sons, 1898. (SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR) Image 27 x 17 1/2 inches. Framed and glazed . Schley was selected "at the opening of the Spanish-American War to command the Flying Squadron at Hampton Roads...when Cevera's ships reached Martinique, the Flying Squadron...at 9:35 (July3, 1898) the Spanish ships emerged from the harbor (of Santiago) and turned westward, Schley's flagship, the Brooklyn, westernmost of the blockading line..." Xanthus Russell Smith (1839-1929) comes from a Family of Philadelphia Artists. He was the som of Russell Smith

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        The historical romances of Louisa Muhlbach - [complete in 20 volumes]

      New York and London : D. Appleton and Co. , [c1898] - Description: 20 v. fronts. 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. Andreas Hofer / tr. by F. Jordan --v. 2. Berlin and Sans-Souci / tr. by Mrs. C. Coleman and her daughters --v. 3. The daughter of an empress / tr. by N. Greene --v. 4. The empress Josephine / tr. by W. Binet --v. 5. Frederick the Great and his court / tr. by Mrs. C. Coleman and her daughters --v. 6. Frederick the Great and his family / tr. by Mrs. C. Coleman and her daughters --v. 7. Goethe and Schiller / tr. by C. Coleman --v. 8. Henry the Eighth and his court / [tr.] by H.N. Pierce --v. 9. Joseph the Second and his court / tr. by A. De v. Chaudron --v. 10. Louisa of Prussia and her times / tr. by F. Jordan --v. 11. Marie Antoinette and her son / tr. by W.L. Gage --v. 12. The merchant of Berlin / tr. by A. Coffin --v. 13. Mohammed Ali and his house / tr. by C. Coleman --v. 14. Napoleon and Blu cher / tr. by F. Jordan --v. 15. Napoleon and the queen of Prussia / tr. by F. Jordan --v. 16. Old Fritz and the new era / tr. by P. Langley --v. 17. Prince Eugene and his times / tr. by A. De v. Chaudron --v. 18. Queen Hortense / tr. by C. Coleman --v. 19. The reign of the Great Elector / tr. by M.S. Smith --v. 20. The youth of the Great Elector / tr. by M.S. Smith. Subjects: Louisa Muhlbach -- Collected works -- Historial fiction -- Novel. Description: 20 v. fronts. 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. Andreas Hofer / tr. by F. Jordan --v. 2. Berlin and Sans-Souci / tr. by Mrs. C. Coleman and her daughters --v. 3. The daughter of an empress / tr. by N. Greene --v. 4. The empress Josephine / tr. by W. Binet --v. 5. Frederick the Great and his court / tr. by Mrs. C. Coleman and her daughters --v. 6. Frederick the Great and his family / tr. by Mrs. C. Coleman and her daughters --v. 7. Goethe and Schiller / tr. by C. Coleman --v. 8. Henry the Eighth and his court / [tr.] by H.N. Pierce --v. 9. Joseph the Second and his court / tr. by A. De v. Chaudron --v. 10. Louisa of Prussia and her times / tr. by F. Jordan --v. 11. Marie Antoinette and her son / tr. by W.L. Gage --v. 12. The merchant of Berlin / tr. by A. Coffin --v. 13. Mohammed Ali and his house / tr. by C. Coleman --v. 14. Napoleon and Blu cher / tr. by F. Jordan --v. 15. Napoleon and the queen of Prussia / tr. by F. Jordan --v. 16. Old Fritz and the new era / tr. by P. Langley --v. 17. Prince Eugene and his times / tr. by A. De v. Chaudron --v. 18. Queen Hortense / tr. by C. Coleman --v. 19. The reign of the Great Elector / tr. by M.S. Smith --v. 20. The youth of the Great Elector / tr. by M.S. Smith. Subjects: Louisa Muhlbach -- Collected works -- Historial fiction -- Novel. 20 Kg. 0 pp.

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        THE LAND OF LONG AGO A Visit to Fairyland with Humpty Dumpty

      London, Ernest Nister, (1898).. FIRST EDITION (1898), oblong 4to, 265 x 315 mm, 10½ x 12¾ inches, cloth backed boards, very pretty chromolitho illustration to upper board (Humpty Dumpty and other nursery rhyme characters portrayed by little children), floral endpapers, no pagination (18 pages). 6 enchanting full page colour pull-down pop-up pictures with several delicately cut-out pop-up tiers, 1 for each of 6 well known stories: Cinderella trying on the glass slipper; Red Riding Hood on a little wooden bridge giving directions to the wolf; Puss-in-Boots offering the King and Queen a goose etc. Some pop-up illustrations signed 'A.D.' Numerous charming line illustrations in the text by E. Stuart Hardy. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, corners very slightly worn, lower cover slightly rubbed and lightly scratched, upper cover bright and clean, small invisible repair to table leg in first pop-up, tiny grazed patch to background of 1 pop-up, otherwise pop-ups in excellent crisp condition, contents clean and bright. A very good plus copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        [The Republic]. THE FLEETWOOD-HESKETH COPY WITH OSMOND BOOKPLATE

      Arthur L Humphreys, 18982 vols., 4to., First Edition thus, on laid paper, titles in red and black, free endpapers mildly browned; original dove-blue boards, ivory paper backs lettered and numbered in black, uncut, first volume with chip at headband else a very good, bright, clean set. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF CHARLES HESKETH FLEETWOOD-HESKETH AND BEARS HIS FINE COPPER-ENGRAVED ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWNS. Robert Osmond engraved this elaborate armorial for Charles Hesketh Fleetwood-Hesketh (1871-1947) in l911. Charles, only surviving son of John Bibby, of Hart Hall, Allerton, Liverpool and his second wife, Anna Maria Emily Fleetwood, eldest daughter of the Rev. Charles Hesketh, took the surname and arms of Hesketh by Royal Licence in 1899, and the surname and arms of Fleetwood-Hesketh in 1907. With two helms and crests, and elaborate mantling on a shaded ground, this shows Osmond at his most ambitious. See Brian Lee: 'The Renaissance of Copper-Engraved Bookplates in Britain' (Coat of Arms 187, 1999). The translation is that of Davies and Vaughan, first published by Macmillan in 1866. RARE.

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        Centenari religiosi ed artistici del Piemonte, 1898. Immagine del redentore tratta dalla fotografia della Ss. Sindone durante la sua solenne ostensione nella chiesa metropolitana di Torino dal 25 maggio al 2 giugno 1898

      - 1898 Fotografia originale (cm 54 x 14,5 ca.) applicata su carta che riporta nella parte superiore la dicitura a stampa "Centenari religiosi ed artistici del Piemonte, 1898. Immagine del redentore tratta dalla fotografia della Ss. Sindone durante la sua solenne ostensione nella chiesa metropolitana di Torino dal 25 maggio al 2 giugno 1898", nella parte inferiore due versi latini di una preghiera, le due firme di approvazione del visto. Timbro 'Ostensione della Sindone Torino' ad un angolo inferiore della foto e nome dell'avvocato Pia fotografo. Si tratta di uno degli esemplari commercializzati (della grandezza di 1/8 rispetto alle dimensioni reali) della celebre fotografia che Secondo Pia scattò alla sindone durante la sua ostensione nel 1898. Pia ottenne infatti l'autorizzazione a fotografare per la prima volta il sacro telo e poté rivelare al mondo l'immagine di un volto e di una figura impresse in negativo sul lino: l?emozione di questa scoperta viene raccontata da Pia stesso in una Memoire scritta in francese. Seguì clamore, comprese le polemiche di chi non volle credere all?autenticità della foto. La fotografia viene venduta insieme ad una sua copia, dello stesso formato, una litografia realizzata da Doven di Luigi Simonetti. Cambia nella copia la dicitura a stampa che recita "Centenari religiosi ed artistici del Piemonte nel 1898. La Santa Sindone di N. S. G. C. Dalla fotografia dell'insigne reliquia tratta durante la sua solenne ostensione nella Chiesa metropolitana di Torino dal 25 maggio al 2 giugno 1898". ITA

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        Untitled [Deer - Original Oil Painting]

      [no date]. () Very good. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 19.5 X 23.5" (49.5 X 59.7 CM) in 27 X 31.7" (68.5 X 80 CM) decorative wooden gilt and cloth covered frame. Some wear and chipping to frame, else in excellent condition. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom left corner. A group of deer is depicted whose elegant heads and graceful bodies pop up all over the piece. With his realistic details contrasted with simple abstracted shapes Gilroy captures perfectly the playful nature of the deer. 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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of four British first edition, first printings in dust jackets

      This is a collector-worthy full set of four British first edition, first printings in first printing dust jackets.  Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume.  Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928.  Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s.  The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938.  Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough."  The work was very well received, both critically and aesthetically.  The first edition is a physically impressive production.  The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 inches and are roughly 2 inches thick.  Each is bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge.  Moreover, each volume is profusely illustrated.  Unfortunately, the plum cloth binding in Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading.  (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.)  Without the dust jackets, Volumes I-III are nearly always spine faded and jacketed first editions are now scarce.  Particularly scarce are first printing dust jackets for Volumes I & II.  We caution collectors to be wary of price-clipped dust jackets, as later impression Volume I & II dust jackets state either "2nd Impression" or "3rd Impression" printed next to the price on the lower front flap.  No such problem applies to Volumes III & IV, which each had only a single printing.  This full, four-volume British first edition set features volumes in near-fine or better condition with the accompanying dust jackets in very good plus or better condition.  All four dust jackets retain the original front flap prices.  The absence of either price-clipping or later impression notation on the lower Volume I & II front flaps definitively confirms first printing status.  Moreover, this is a lifelong matched set.  The sole previous ownership in each volume is the recurrence of either the same previous owner name or personal library numerical notation, each dated in the year of publication.  These appear respectively on the ffep in Volumes I-III and the rear pastedown on Volume IV. Spine presentation and overall condition of the dust jackets makes this set superior to most jacketed first printing sets.  All four dust jackets are highly complete, with only fractional chipping at the spine ends.  The sole loss of note in the set is 1 x .5 inch at the upper front corner of Volume I.  The jacket spines are toned, but evenly so across all four volumes, befitting a set that has remained intact since publication.  All four dust jackets are fitted with removable, archival quality clear covers.  All four volumes beneath the jackets feature clean, tight, and square bindings with nicely rounded spines, bright gilt, sharp corners, and virtually no wear.  The complete dust jackets have done their job and spared the bindings from the typical sunning.  Only a tiny spot at the upper rear hinge of Volume II shows mild sunning corresponding to a jacket chip loss.  The contents of all four volumes are crisp, bright, and tight.  All four volumes feel unread.  The top edge gilt remains bright.  Very light spotting appears limited to prelims and fore edges in volumes II-IV, with Volume I spotting a bit heavier to the fore edge, but internally affecting only the half-title, frontispiece, and title page.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa); Langworth p.166

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1898

      John Wisden & Co. 1898 - Thirty-fifth edition. Original paper wrappers, spine slightly chipped but solid. Contents unusually crisp and clean. A very good copy, in nice original condition.

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        Spanish-American War Photograph Album - New York Volunteers

      Various: Photograph Album, 1898. Circa 1898. Photograph album with 22 vernacular photos (all but the cover photograph are approximately 3" x 4") documenting military life in a New York National Guard unit during the Spanish-American War. Although I'm not certain, the photographs appear to be of the 1st Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers as "NY" patches can be clearly seen on the shoulders of some uniforms and blown up images of some collars show large "1" pins. The 1st NY was the only New York Regiment to deploy overseas during the war. After mustering at Camp Black near Hicksville, its units made the western train trip to San Francisco, where it was temporarily housed at Camp Merritt awaiting transport to Hawaii. It arrived in Honolulu in September and remained there until mustered out of federal service in December. The photograph on the album cover probably is of the album's creator. Among other photographs are camp scenes (probably Camp Black or Camp Merrit), officer groupings, the unit colors, a review, a mess tent, possibly a medical tent, and a ubiquitous blanket toss scene. There are also two photographs of Eads Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi at St. Louis. There is one photograph that may show soldiers waiting inside the San Francisco Ferry Terminal, which--at the time--was still incomplete and under construction. That photograph is especially interesting as in includes a Buffalo Soldier dressed in a Regular Army khaki uniform standing apart from the group. (Three of four American Army's black units deployed to the Philippines from San Francisco after first serving in Cuba.) Perhaps this image shows the units crossing paths in San Francisco in 1899.) The photographs and album are in nice shape; one leaf is pulled and edge-worn. Quite scarce. . Photographs. Very Good.

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        Untitled [Bull (Bison)]. Original Drawing

      [no date]. () Near fine. Original drawing (oil pastel on paper). Drawing measures 37.4 X 26.7 CM (14.75 X 10.5"). Housed behind glass in a thin decorative dark brown and gilt wooden frame measuring 61 X 48 CM (24 X 19") with light green and gilt matting. Some light wear to frame with a small stain to matting. A beautiful drawing which illustrates wonderfully the sharp eyes and thick hair of a male bison. Rich, earthy tones with paper visible at sides. 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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        The novels and tales of Robert Louis Stevenson [complete in 26 volumes]

      New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898-1905 - Desc.: 26v., fronts. (ports.) ; 22cm. Contents: I. New Arabian nights. --II. Treaure Island. --III. More new Arabian nights: The dynamiter, written in collaboration with Mrs. Stevenson. The story of a lie. --IV. Prince Otto. Island nights' entertainments. Father Damien. --V. Kidnapped. --VI. David Balfour: a sequel to Kidnapped. --VII. The merry men and other tales and fables. The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. --VIII. The black arrow. The misadventures of John Nicholson. The body-snatcher. --IX. The master of Ballantrae. --X. The wrecker, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. --XI. The wrong box, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. The ebb tide, written in collaboration with L. Osbourne. --XII. An inland voyage. Travels with a donkey. Edinburgh, picturesque notes. --XIII. Virginibus puerisque and other papers. Memories and portraits. --XIV. Familiar studies of men and books. Miscellaneous papers. --XV. The amateur emigrant. Across the plains. The Silverado squatters. --XVI. A child's garden of verses. Underwoods. Ballads. --XVII. Vailima letters: correspondence addressed to Sidney Colvin. --XVIII. Memoir of Fleming Jenkin. Records of a family of engineers. --XIX. In the South seas. A foot-note to history. --XX. Wier of Hermiston. The plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson. Fables. XXI. St. Ives: being the adventures of a French prisoner in England. --XXII. Sketches. Criticisms, etc. --XXIII & XXIV Letters to his families and friends. --XXV & XXVI. Life of Robert Louis Stevenson / by Graham Balfour. Notes: The titles in this set are divided into 4 groups: Novels and tales of Robert Louis Stevenson; Letters and miscellanies; Travels and essays; Life of Robert Louis Stevenson. Group titles tooled in gilt on front covers. Individual titles and volume numbers gilt-blocked on spines. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Some spine covers are sun-toned. Previous owner's bookplates on some front pastedowns. Remains particlularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 10 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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