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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.

      [Bookseller: Dereks Transport Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Aucott & Thomas]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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..

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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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        [Lefler, Heinrich] Rolandsknappen

      Wien: Die Gesellschaft fur Vervielfaltigende Kunst, 1898. First edition. Elephant folio (19 x 14 inches). Superb color cover illustration of three men in armor in highlighted silver and red-brown. With original 1897 announcement bound-in at front reproducing cover image. Illustrated throughout with full-page, large and small drawings, decorative borders, and initials by Heinrich Lefler and Josef Urban. Book has been professionally recased preserving cover image, otherwise the book is in fine condition with all the pages clean, bright and unmarked. The earliest significant co-production of the famed Jugendstil duo, Lefler and Urban who went on to co-produce Kling Klang Gloria in 1907 and other books. Extremely rare in any condition, our copy is sure to please.

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports.

      Heinemann, London 1898 - The pamphlet, in original pictorial wrappers is bound-in, along with a unique, well- planned 33pp scrapbook of neatly mounted Kipling stories, taken from illustrated journals such as the Saturday Evening Post, The Daily Express (London), and the Detroit Free Press Christmas Edition. Also includes the 8pp song sheet for "Fuzzy-Wuzzy", with words written by Kipling. Illustrated with 13 tinted linoleum cuts by William Nicholson. Short slim folio, handsomely bound in full brown morocco; gilt-stamped and inlaid with red morocco rosettes on covers, raised bands, inner dentelles. London: Heinemann, 1898, [story clippings range from 1914-1917]. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports by William Nicholson, with Words by Rudyard Kipling

      R.H. Russell. Hardcover. New York, 1898. Folio, cloth backed paper pictorial boards. A nice complete copy with excellent contents with some light normal tanning. Boards are soiled and worn at corners, endpapers are browned, gift inscription and writing on front endpapers. Nice examples of Nicholson's illustrations. Hinges strong. Very good minus condition overall, with excellent contents. An iconic work. . Very Good. 1898. First Edition.

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        Three Short Poems

      London: Privately printed, 1898. Octavo. (13)ff. First edition. One of thirty copies. First published unintentionally and without permission. The publication announcement was withdrawn, but the copies were not destroyed and eventually circulated. Includes facsimiles of the original manuscripts. In cream Japan paper over boards with gilt title on toned and somewhat worn spine. (Beinecke 658).

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        Exploration and Hunting in Central Africa.

      Methuen, London - Frontis., 8 full-page illus. by C. Whymper, 25 photo illus., folding map, 408pp., 8vo, 3/4 tan calf, gilt-stamped raised bands; (prev. owner's signature on flyleaf). London: Methuen, 1898. Near Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WESSEX POEMS and Other Verses

      1898. With Thirty Illustrations by the Author. (London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898.) Original dark green cloth with monogram device in gilt. First Edition of Hardy's first volume of verse, which consisted of only 500 copies. None of Hardy's exceedingly scarce multi-volume novels consisted of fewer copies; for example, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE and TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES each had a 1000-copy first edition. This volume "marks the final emergence of Hardy's primary interest, verse. The thirty years that remained to him were devoted to the composition of poetry..." [Purdy]. Of particular interest are the 31 illustrations by Hardy himself (the number cited on the title page apparently excludes the frontispiece); they serve as "a pleasant reminder of Hardy's architectural training and his skill as a draughtsman."~This is a fine, bright copy, virtually as new except for a minor bump at the upper fore corners; the leaves remain unopened. Quite an uncommon book, especially in this condition. Purdy pp 99-106.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force

      Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1898 - The first printing of Churchill?s first book, based on his exploits with The Malakand Field Force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Bound in apple green cloth with gilt titles. 336 pages plus catalogue at rear. 6 maps plus frontis portrait. Publication arranged by Churchill?s cousin as he was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors, later corrected in the Silver Library edition of 1899. Woods bibliography indicates two ?states? based on the presence of an errata slip. Subsequent research indicates otherwise, so no precedence should be construed from such a slip. Original cloth has some faint marks on covers and the spine is lightly toned, but gilt still shiny. There is almost no wear at spine ends. Binding is very tight, page edges show some spots. Owner inscription dated April 1898, one month after publication. Scattered foxing in text, especially at the folding maps. No errata slip. The front hinge is cracked along 3 inches, rear hinge undamaged. A nice unmolested copy, but not fine. (A1a). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The War of the Worlds

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. First British edition with 16 pages in the rear. Octavo, original gray cloth. In very good condition with light wear to the extremities. The War of the Worlds is a tour de force whose innumerable fictional offspring include numerous adaptations and homages, by far the most effective of which was Orson Welles' Mercury Theater radio broadcast of 1938" (Anatomy of Wonder II-1234).

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        Clave general de jeroglˆ‚ficos americanos de don Ignacio Borunda, manuscrit inedit publie le duc de Loubat

      Rome: Jean Pascal Scotti,, 1898. first printed edition; large quarto, [x], 282, [1] pp., printed parchment finish covers folded over unprinted paper sides; minor library markings but including hand stamps, covers dark with chip at head of spine and adjoining top back margin, two small holes in spine covering which is hand lettered, interior very good and an untrimmed copy with a printed "Avec les hommages" slip from the Duc de Loubat attached to half title. Photos available upon request.

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        Die Arbeit der Verdauungsdrüsen / The Work of the Digestive Glands

      Wiesbaden: J. F. Bergmann, 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I. Die Arbeit der Verdauungsdrüsen. Translated from the Russian by Dr. A. Walther. Wiesbaden: J. F. Bergmann, 1898, 8vo., (12), 199 pp. Lib. ink stamp to foot of title, recent quarter calf over marbled boards, orig. wrappers not retained. II. The Work of the Digestive Glands. Lectures translated into English by W.H. Thompson. London: Charles Griffin and Co., 1902. 8vo, xii, 196 pp. b & w illusts. to text, 36 pp. publishers ads. at rear. Original cloth gilt, rubbed on spine. Neat set of the first edition in any language outside Russia and the first English translation. ---- <br><br> I. Dibner 135, Garrison Morton 1022, Norman 1664; Heirs of Hippocrates 1105. - The first item is the first appearance of this classic work outside Russia and was not translated into English until 1902. Pavlov received the 1904 Nobel Prize in physiology / medicine for his studies of the physiology of digestion, which revealed the part that the nervous system plays in controlling digestive secretions. In conducting his researches, Pavlov introduced the method of long-term or continuous experimentation, which-in contrast with traditional vivisectional methods-allowed him to study the operation of physiological processes in healthy animals under normal conditions over extended periods of time. "The continuous method inaugurated a new era in the physiology of digestion and led to new work and concepts, especially in experimental surgery and in the physiology of the brain... The object of Pavlov&#39;s research was both the organism as a system and any of its separate organs that fulfilled a definite function" (DSB). <br><br> II. Garrison-Morton 1022, Norman 1665, DSB 10:431. - First edition in English of the greatest contribution to our knowledge of the physiology of digestion (PMM385). This is one of the rarest of scientific works which alone establishes an entirely new dimension with broad application to several other fields. Pavlov (1849-1936) describes his series of experiments which helped him establish the existence of &#39;conditioned reflexes&#39; and for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1904..

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports

      Heinemann London: Heinemann, 1898. hardcover. very good. Nicholson, William.. Illustrated with 13 tinted linoleum cuts by William Nicholson. Short slim folio, handsomely bound in full brown morocco; gilt-stamped and inlaid with red morocco rosettes on covers, raised bands, inner dentelles. London: Heinemann, 1898, [story clippings range from 1914-1917]. Very good. The pamphlet, in original pictorial wrappers is bound-in, along with a unique, well- planned 33pp scrapbook of neatly mounted Kipling stories, taken from illustrated journals such as the Saturday Evening Post, The Daily Express (London), and the Detroit Free Press Christmas Edition. Also includes the 8pp song sheet for "Fuzzy-Wuzzy", with words written by Kipling.

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        The Deer of all Lands. A history of the family Cervidae living and extinct

      Rowland Ward, Limited, London 1898 - 4to. Pp xx, 329. 24 hand coloured plates by J. Smit and other illustrations. Original cloth, sound but rather soiled. Half title page a little creased and torn. No.68/500 copies printed, signed by the publisher. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Turk and the Land of Haig or, Turkey and Armenia; Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque

      MERSHON CO., NY 1898 - General shelf wear, rubbed cover, small bookplate on inner board, previous owner's name and small inscription on front end paper, front hinge cracked. DATE PUBLISHED: 1898 EDITION: 408 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1898 Spanish American War ~ 8 Document Archive ~22pgs~ Hospital Operations Cuba

      1898 - For sale is an archive of eight manuscript document written Cuba between May 23 and June 17, 1898. 22 pages (21 pages hand written & one page lank) 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. This is a fantastic and extensive archive of manuscript documents that describe the operational situation of a Spanish troop hospital located in a small town near Havana called Santiago de las Vegas. There are eight documents written over three weeks in may and June 1998. All eight contain official letter head from the "Comandancia Militar - Santiago de las Vegas" Translated summaries of the documents read as follows; Doc 1; Miltary Post- Santiago de las Vegas Because of the extraordinary circumstances affecting commerce the suppliers of the Hospital at Santiago de las Vegas have stopped their trade, due to lack of creditworthiness. The director of the hospital has been able, thus far, to act as guarantor for the supply of provisions necessary for the treatment and nourishment of sick people. However, this situation is untenable. We kindly ask that you authorize the Royal Exchequer to release the necessary funds for the purchase of supplies. Santiago de las Vegas, 23/5/1898. Signed: Alfredo Martínez Doc 2; Miltary Post- Santiago de las Vegas To the Commander of the Second Division The Administrator of the Hospital at Santiago de las Vegas kindly requests that the sum of 15,000 pesos be sent to the hospital in order to purchase necessary supplies.We have been forced to purchase supplies in Havana (having to pay cash for it) in order to ensure that the ever-decreasing number of troops have sufficient provisions. We are all in agreement that the requisition of supplies from the local trading posts will aggravate the situation in a significant manner. Signed: Santiago de las Vegas, 26/5/1898. Alfredo Martínez. Doc 3; Miltary Post- Santiago de las Vegas Since there is practically no supply of provisions, it is now accepted that there is no choice but to impose the requisition of supplies from the local trading posts. Signed: Santiago de las Vegas, 31/5/1898. Alfredo Martínez. Doc 4; Miltary Post- Santiago de las Vegas Due to need to provide food for the troops, it is agreed that supplied be requisitioned from the local trading posts, in accordance with the current legislation on the matter. The articles to be requisitioned include, salt, butter, coffee, sherry, chick peas, flour, potatoes and soap. Signed: Alfredo Martinez. Commander. Doc 5; Miltary Post- Santiago de las Vegas Commander of the First Division Dear Sir, The Administrator of the Hospital will initiate the procedure for the requisition of supplies from local trading posts. Signed: Santiago de las Vegas, 3/6/1898. Alfredo Martínez. Doc 6; Military Post- Santiago de las Vegas We expect the local tradesmen to abide by their patriotic duties and supply the troops with provisions, so we can avoid going forward with the requisitioning procedure. Signed: Santiago de las Vegas, Alfredo Martínez. Doc 7; Since we are in a situation of extreme need regarding the provision of supplies to the troops, and the local tradesmen will only trade those goods, the requisitioning procedure should be implemented. Santiago de las Vegas, 16/6/1898. Signed: Alfredo Martínez. Commander. Doc 8; Military Post- Santiago de las Vegas To the Commander of the Second Division/First Brigade Dear Sir, The Administrator of the local hospital asks for a second time that supplies be requisitioned from local tradesmen It should be noted that the local tradesmen are retailers, which means that they do not stock sufficient supplies in their stores. It can therefore be inferred that the requisitioning would only be helpful for a limited period of time. Signed: Santiago de las Vegas, 17/6/1898. Alfredo Martínez. Condition; documents are in very good condition with only minor wear. #555/1-8

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        BABY FOLK

      1898. 1. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. BABY FOLK by Elizabeth Tucker. NY: Frederick Stokes 1898. 4to (9 x 11 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, paper worn on edges else Fine. 1st edition. Stories and verses about a baby&#39;s life from birth to one year of age were written by Elizabth Tucker who also did the pictorial borders on text pages. Featuring 6 especially magnificent full page chromolithographed plates by Humphrey depicting her trademark cherubic children. A rare Humphrey title.

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        Les Maitres de l&#39;Affiche", Plate 115: Harper&#39;s May

      Paris: Imprimerie Chaix, 1898. unbound. very good(+). Poster. Color lithograph. Page measures 15.75" x 11.5". Printed between 1895 and 1900, "Les Maitres de l&#39;Affiche" ("Masters of the Poster") was a lithographed series of 256 plates that reproduced the best American and European posters of the time. Under the artistic direction of Jules Cheret (1836-1932), the prints were published as a monthly subscription. In addition to the four prints disseminated every month, there were 16 bonus plates each originally designed by noted artists including Cheret. This print was originally an advertisement for Harper&#39;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&#39;s in the 18790&#39;s and his work is still highly collectible and sought after.

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        Les Maitres de l&#39;Affiche" Special Plate 6

      Paris: Imprimerie Chaix, 1898. unbound. very good. Poster. Color lithograph. Page measures 15.75" x 11.5". Printed between 1895 and 1900, "Les Maitres de l&#39;Affiche" ("Masters of the Poster") was a lithographed series of 256 plates that reproduces the best American and European posters of the time. Under the artistic direction of Jules Cheret (1836-1932), the prints were published as a monthly subscription. In addition to the four prints disseminated every month, there were 16 bonus plates each originally designed by noted artists including Cheret. Steinlen (1859-1923) was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. Minor overall wear.

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