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        Les Maitres de l'Affiche", Plate 115: Harper's May

      Imprimerie Chaix, Paris 1898 - Printed between 1895 and 1900, "Les Maitres de l'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's Magazine by Edward Penfield (1866-1925), an artist who lived and worked in New York City. Known as the "originator of the poster in America", Penfield designed for Harper's in the 18790's and his work is still highly collectible and sought after. Poster. Color lithograph. Page measures 15.75" x 11.5".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        ATLAS DE GEOGRAPHIE MILITAIRE.

      - ATLAS DE SAINT CYR DE FORMAT GRAND IN FOLIO ORNE DE 41 SUPERBES CARTES. AUTEUR: Collectif. TITRE: ATLAS DE GEOGRAPHIE MILITAIRE. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Circa 1898. COLLATION: 2 ff. (Notes sur l'Atlas de Saint-Cyr) 41 CARTES (Complet). FORMAT: IN-FOLIO (42.5 x 59 cm) RELIURE: Reliure en demi-cuir. Dos nervé, doré du titre et fleurons. ILLUSTRATIONS: 41 SUPERBES CARTES en couleurs à double page, montées sur onglet. ETAT: Frottements aux coiffes, nerfs, entrenerfs & mors. Cartes bien conservées. 2ème feuillet un peu frotté en bordure, présentant de minuscules déchirures. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: France. Italie. Espagne. Allemagne. Péninsule des Balkans. Pologne et Gallicie. Russie d'Europe. Empire Russe. Amérique. Afrique. Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie. Planisphère. Etc. POIDS: 4.7 Kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northward Over the 'Great Ice' - A Narrative of Life and Work Along the Shores and Upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897

      London: Methuen and Co., 1898. Two volumes complete - Volume One - lxxx, 520pp and Volume Two - xiv, 624pp. Original gilt decorative cloth, with vignette blocked in silver to upper covers, t.e.g. Very minor wear to extremities, minor bumping to corners. Internally bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown of volume one and (upside down) to rear pastedown of volume two. A bright set. Howgego III:476. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        Untitled [Cowboys Corralling Cattle - Original Oil Painting]

      [no date]. () Near fine. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 23 X 29.25" (58.5 X 74 CM) in 30.25 X 36" (77 X 92 CM) decorative carved gilt brushed wooden frame. Some light wear and chipping to frame, else in excellent condition. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom left corner. A fantastic wild west themed painting showing two cowboys on horses attending to a calf who has broken away from the heard. A lively and earthy image. 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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        King Oscar Ii (print)

      1898. Original etching by Zorn, second plate, 2nd state of 2. Signed and dated in the plate at the bottom right corner and signed in pencil beneath the image on the right by Zorn. Image measures 7.0 x 9.7 inches (17.8 x 24.7 cm.) leaf measures 10.0 x 12.6 inches (25.5 x 32.0 cm.). Archivally matted. A crisp and clean impression with slight mat burn. Asplund 132.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Mond-Atlas, entworfen nach den Beobachtungen an der Pia-Sternwarte in Triest

      Triest, for the author: Privately Printed, 1898 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Original Cardboard Binding, 4to (315 x 257 mm), with photogravure of Krieger's observatory and 28 photolithographed plates, each with a transparent key overlay. Linda Hall 27 (ref.) - First edition, very rare. Krieger (1856-1902) 'was a gifted draftsman, but he realized that it make little sense to spend time drawing features that the camera could record. So he had the brilliant idea of adding the finer details by hand at the telescope. The resulting maps of selected craters were not equalled until the U.S. Air Force began issuing its own series of photobase lunar charts in the 1960s. 'Krieger published the first volume of his drawings in 1898; it contained twenty-eight plates. Due to overwork, his health broke shortly thereafter, and he died before the contemplated second volume could be issued. His manuscripts were taken over by Rudolf König, and the remaining drawings were finally published in 1912. 'The posthumous publication contains one of the most impressive drawings of the crater Gassendi ever made. Gassendi has always been a favorite object for observers, because of the intricate rill system on the crater floor' (William Ashworth, Jr, The face of the moon, Galileo to Apollo, n 27 (1912 vol only)..

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        Der Krieg. Uebersetzung. Des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukünftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Johann von Bloch.

      Berlin: Puttkammer & Mühlbrecht, 1898 - 6 volumes quarto ( 250 × 174 mm) contemporary black publisher's half skiver on marbled boards, title gilt to spines, red edge-stain, marbled endpapers. Ex-library set with the ink stamps of the Stadtbibliothek of Thun in Berne to the title pages together with the discard stamps of the University of Bern, a little rubbed, spines variously sunned, minor repairs to heads and tails of the spines, some stripping from the endpapers, tape repair to the front hinge of volume I, but overall a very good set. Profusely illustrated throughout with plates, plans and diagrams, many of them folding, illustrations and tables to the text, many full-page. First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. This copy inscribed by Bloch on the half-title of volume I; "Herr Oberst Rohr vom Verfasser", and subsequently by the state librarian recording the gift of the set from Rohr's widow just two months after the outbreak of World War I. Decidedly uncommon inscribed. Never fully translated into English, an "abridgement," actually a full translation of the final volume, the General Conclusions, was published in 1899 with an introduction by W. T. Stead under the title "Is War Impossible?" Uncommon, a lost classic of nineteenth-century analytical thought. In January 1916 The New York Times carried a lengthy article headlined "Prophet of Trench Deadlock Vindicated. Ivan S. Bloch, who wrote seventeen years ago, foresaw 'Stalemate' like that on Western Front today, and made many more excellent guesses," which, in trying to give credit, entirely misunderstands one of history's most original, but clearly unappreciated, thinkers. Bloch was a Polish-Jewish banker who was involved developing the railways of the Great Russian Company, his work on the scientific management of railways winning a medal at the Paris Geographical Exhibition on 1875. In 1878 he completed a massive five volume work analysing the economic condition of Russia with special reference to the impact of the railways, which he followed in 1882 with an apologia for government financial policies in the nineteenth century, and a monumental investigation into the conditions of life and industry in various regions across Russia, which also addressed the issue of origins of anti-Semitism, and the rôle of Jews in Russian life, Bloch had himself converted to Calvinism. Shortly before his death he retired from the business world and applying the same statistical methods that he had perfected in his analyses of industry and finance " immersed himself in the study of modern war." (Gat - The Development of Military Thought. p.109) For eight years he collected and collated data from a wide variety of sources and consulted Russian military experts, filtering the results through his own peculiar intelligence, "He brought to the study of war an entirely new sort of mind, one in which the analytical skills of the engineer, the economist, and the sociologist were all combined. His book was in fact the first work of modern operational analysis." Bloch foresaw the domino-effect caused by the complex tracery of alliances; the creation of an "impassable zone of fire deadly in equal degree to both the foes" on the battlefield; and the disruption caused to the complex interdependencies of the world economy which would be ruinous to the participants, bringing " even upon the victorious power, the destruction of its resources and the break up of society." The almost incomprehensible mechanism whereby the assassination of a minor aristocrat could lead the Great Powers to the verge of mutually assured destruction. As an avowed pacifist Bloch's rational analysis was certainly influential on the world "peace circuit", but the pre-Great War impact of his work in military and political circles was negligible, recognition coming late and generally grudgingly. Perhaps the most apt plaudit came from another eminent "forecaster", H.G. Wells, who at the time

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Atlas van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië. (2nd edition)

      The Hague, Departement van Koloniën, 1898-1907. Imperial folio size. Double-page coloured lithograph title page and 16 double-page coloured lithograph maps. In contemporary cloth binding with gilt lettering.* The most detailed and largest atlas of Indonesia (former Dutch Indies), commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Colonies. This copy in the rare and better revised (and enlarged) edition. Many different islands such as Borneo, Sumatra and Java are shown in fine detail. Very decorative title page also showing a map, two globes and a coat of arms. A few maps a little finger-soiled in lower margin; first 8 pages with a very small ink-stain in outer edge of upper margin; some minor repairs. Contents otherwise fine. Gilt lettering faded. A nice copy of a rare and valuable atlas. Koeman VI, Stem A2; not in Rouffaer/ Muller.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        English dialect dictionary. Being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years. Founded on the publications of the English Dialect Society and on a large amount of material never before printed.

      London: Published by Henry Frowde..., 1898-1905.. FIRST EDITION. 6 vols., 4to, half black calf, black cloth sides, spines letttered gilt. With the 'Bibliography,' Supplement, and WRIGHT (Joseph). The English dialect grammar, 1905, bound in at the end of vol. 6.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 14 March 1898. An Episode of Frontier War ... With maps, plans, etc. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine with gilt rules, and to front board boxed in a blind-ruled border, black-coated endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Major-General Sir Bindon Blood, and 6 maps, 3 of them folding and coloured, 3 full-page. Illustrated bookplate. Cloth very faintly marked, extremities lightly rubbed, edges mildly spotted, partial tanning to a few early or late leaves; a very good copy indeed, entirely sound. First edition, home issue, only printing, first state, of Churchill's first book, this copy without the errata slip at p. 1, catalogue dated 12/97. Relates his exploits with the Malakand Field Force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Based on Churchill's despatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail, and, as Churchill was still in India, the final editing was undertaken by Moreton Frewen, Churchill's uncle, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie's elder sister, resulting in numerous small errors which were corrected the following year in the Silver Library edition. Churchill had a clear purpose in writing these pieces, as he wrote to his mother, "I had written them with a design, a design which took form as the correspondence advanced, of bringing my personality before the electorate. I had hoped that some political advantage might have accrued … I do not think that I have ever written anything better".

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        Unknown First Nation [Original Drawing]

      - [no date]. () Fine. Original drawing (oil pastel on paper). Drawing measures 63.5 X 40 CM (25 X 15.75"). Housed in a thin wooden frame measuring 81.5 X 65 CM (32 X 25.5") with white matting. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom right corner. A powerful image with rich colours and expressive detailing. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Krieg. Uebersetzung. Des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukünftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Johann von Bloch

      Berlin: Puttkammer & Mühlbrecht, , 1898. 6 volumes quarto ( 250 × 174 mm) contemporary black publisher's half skiver on marbled boards, title gilt to spines, red edge-stain, marbled endpapers. Profusely illustrated throughout with plates, plans and diagrams, many of them folding, illustrations and tables to the text, many full-page. Ex-library set with the ink stamps of the Stadtbibliothek of Thun in Berne to the title pages together with the discard stamps of the University of Bern, a little rubbed, spines variously sunned, minor repairs to heads and tails of the spines, some stripping from the endpapers, tape repair to the front hinge of volume I, but overall a very good set. First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. This copy inscribed by Bloch on the half-title of volume I; "Herr Oberst Rohr vom Verfasser", and subsequently by the state librarian recording the gift of the set from Rohr's widow just two months after the outbreak of World War I. Decidedly uncommon inscribed. Never fully translated into English, an "abridgement," actually a full translation of the final volume, the General Conclusions, was published in 1899 with an introduction by W. T. Stead under the title "Is War Impossible?" Uncommon, a lost classic of nineteenth-century analytical thought. In January 1916 The New York Times carried a lengthy article headlined "Prophet of Trench Deadlock Vindicated. Ivan S. Bloch, who wrote seventeen years ago, foresaw 'Stalemate' like that on Western Front today, and made many more excellent guesses," which, in trying to give credit, entirely misunderstands one of history's most original, but clearly unappreciated, thinkers. Bloch was a Polish-Jewish banker who was involved developing the railways of the Great Russian Company, his work on the scientific management of railways winning a medal at the Paris Geographical Exhibition on 1875. In 1878 he completed a massive five volume work analysing the economic condition of Russia with special reference to the impact of the railways, which he followed in 1882 with an apologia for government financial policies in the nineteenth century, and a monumental investigation into the conditions of life and industry in various regions across Russia, which also addressed the issue of origins of anti-Semitism, and the rôle of Jews in Russian life, Bloch had himself converted to Calvinism. Shortly before his death he retired from the business world and applying the same statistical methods that he had perfected in his analyses of industry and finance "… immersed himself in the study of modern war." (Gat - The Development of Military Thought. p.109) For eight years he collected and collated data from a wide variety of sources and consulted Russian military experts, filtering the results through his own peculiar intelligence, "He brought to the study of war an entirely new sort of mind, one in which the analytical skills of the engineer, the economist, and the sociologist were all combined. His book was in fact the first work of modern operational analysis." Bloch foresaw the domino-effect caused by the complex tracery of alliances; the creation of an "impassable zone of fire deadly in equal degree to both the foes" on the battlefield; and the disruption caused to the complex interdependencies of the world economy which would be ruinous to the participants, bringing "… even upon the victorious power, the destruction of its resources and the break up of society." The almost incomprehensible mechanism whereby the assassination of a minor aristocrat could lead the Great Powers to the verge of mutually assured destruction. As an avowed pacifist Bloch's rational analysis was certainly influential on the world "peace circuit", but the pre-Great War impact of his work in military and political circles was negligible, recognition coming late and generally grudgingly. Perhaps the most apt plaudit came from another eminent "forecaster", H.G. Wells, who at the time that the NY Times was congratulating Bloch on his "excellent guesses," described him as "the prophet who emerges with the most honour from this war." Wells also chastises the Allies for their failure to read him with profit, whereas; "His book was very carefully studied in Germany. As a humble disciple of Bloch I should have realised this, but I did not, and that failure led me into some unfortunate prophesying at the outbreak of the war. I judged Germany by the Kaiser, and by the Kaiser-worship which I saw in Berlin. I thought that he was a theatrical person who would dream of vast massed attacks and tremendous cavalry charges, and that he would lead Germany to be smashed against the Allied defensive in the West … I did not properly appreciate the more studious and more thorough Germany that was to fight behind the Kaiser and thrust him aside, the Germany we British fight now, the Ostwald-Krupp Germany of 1915. That Germany, one may now perceive, had read and thought over and thought out the Bloch problem" (What is coming?).

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        American Statesmen Houghton Mifflin 32 vols

      Chicago: Houghton Mifflin, 1898. First edition. Near Fine.

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        THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM:

      London: H.S. Nichols, 1898. Fine in slipcase. Second edition, limited to 1000 copies, carefully revised and considerably enlarged Tall 8vo. [xii], xlii, 320p. Frontispiece in red, black and white and decorative title also in red and black by Ella Hallward. The facsimile of the original manuscript in printed on coated paper on the rectos only. The text of the Rubaiyat is printed on the rectos with an image of the manuscript page and its transcription in Persian and translation in English, the facing versos with notes. Bound by Bayntun in half maroon crushed morocco with cloth side and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine in three uneven panels with titles in gilt, the large middle panel with gilt ornaments of grapes with green onlaid leaves & An important and scholarly Rubaiyat in a lovely binding. (The original cloth binding is normally in poor condition.)& Potter 563.

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        THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

      1898. [handsome copy, earliest ads] London: William Heinemann, 1898. 16 pp ads dated Autumn 1897. Original grey cloth. First Edition of Wells's classic science fiction tale of the invasion of the Martians, immortalized forty years later in Orson Welles's Hallowe'en radio broadcast. Wells (spurred on by his brother Frank, to whom this book is dedicated) had always been fascinated by the idea of life on Mars (he had brought up the idea in his HONOURS PHYSIOGRAPHY in 1893). He wrote the book while living in Woking, near London, and the area behind his house was the scene of the first confrontation with the invaders. The book was an immediate success, helped no doubt by the population's perception of the growing threat of invasion by the powers gathering strength across the English Channel.~THE WAR OF THE WORLDS was finally produced as a movie in 1953 (the rights had been bought back in the 1920s); it featured a low-budget cast but "no expense was spared in getting the right special effects" [Wykes]. Stephen Spielberg has more recently produced a film.~This copy has the 16-page ad catalogue dated Autumn 1897 -- the first of two ad catalogues cited by Currey (the other is a 32-page undated catalogue headed by ILLUMINATION); we have seen a third, 32 pages headed by THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS, and some copies have no ads at all. Since the other two ad catalogues list as "the latest fiction" books published in mid-to-late 1898, this 1897 ad catalogue is presumably the earliest. This copy is unusually clean, with practically none of the usual cover soil; except for minor cracking of the front endpaper, it is a fine copy. This is a book increasingly difficult to find in desirable condition. Wells Soc. 14; Hammond B5; Currey p. 526. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        Allusions Litteraires. Premiere Serie

      Shanghai.: De La Mission Catholique.. 1895and 1898.. 2 volumes in original wrappers. Premiere Fascicule. Classifiques I A 100. 255pp, some light foxing throughout, table des classifiques loosely inserted, upper corner of upper wrapper torn with loss. Second Fascicule. Classifiques 102 A 213. 561pp. First and last leaves foxed, some occasional light browning in text. Few pencilled notes last blank, wrappers a trifle chipped, spine replaced with brown paper which taped on to the lower cover causing a little loss to publisher advertisment. Overall a sound, largely unopened copy of a scarce set in the series Varietes sinologiques Nos 8 and 13. Text in French and Chinese. .

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        THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. First edition. Very Good + to Near Fine. One of 800 copies on handmade Van Gelder paper. Very Good + to Near Fine with bright spine gilt and internal contents tight and clean. Top front corner bumped and spine very slightly toned. An excellent copy of this late poem by Wilde, based on his two years hard labor at Reading Gaol for "gross indecency." Published under the pseudonym "C. 3. 3." for his cell block because the publisher feared having his name on the work would adversely affect sales. & & The poem is based on a fellow inmate convicted of murdering his wife and generated one of the great lines from Wilde, "Yet each man kills the thing he loves." Wilde continued to revise his plays until his death in 1900, but said that he had lost the joy of writing and would write no other new works. An excellent copy, housed in a handsome slipcase with chemise. Very Good + to Near Fine.

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        Spanish-American War Photograph Album - New York Volunteers

      Various: Photograph Album, 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 camp during the Spanish-American War. 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. Other photographs show 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 two photographs of Eads Bridge that crosses the Mississippi at St. Louis and on photograph that may show soldiers waiting inside the San Francisco Ferry Terminal which 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 slightly pulled and edge-worn. Quite scarce.. Photographs. Very Good.

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

      [London: Leonard Smithers.], 1898.. FIRST EDITION being number 3 of 100 copies. Octavo (217 x 174mm) pp. 131. Bound in recent full black morocco, five bands and gilt titles to spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed, with plain endpapers. A little occasional light foxing and thumbing to pages and a small closed tear to the fore-edge of title page. Bookplate of George F. Harding retained from previous deteriorated binding. The majority of copies seen are unnumbered; this copy has number three in black ink to limitation page. Among Crowley's most notorious works, Smithers had the anonymous manuscript printed in Amsterdam, a number of copies finally fell foul of British customs in 1924/5, when cases of his books and manuscripts were sent from Italy during the winding down of the Abbey of Thelema. Although certainly uncommon, White Stains appears more often than his other two 'erotic' works: Snow Drops from a Curate's Garden and Bagh-i-Muatter. A very good copy of this infamous collection of poems. Yorke [46]

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        Autographed Typed Letter from Susan B. Anthony on the Stationery of the National American Woman Suffrage Association to Helen Pillsbury Cogswell, the daughter of Pillsbury Cogswell. Dated 19 December 1898. Includes the letter's envelope

      Rochester, NY, 1898. One page letter, signed "Susan B. Anthony". Letter and envelope are both in very nice shape. The letter has only some light edge wear, and there is some slight postal soiling to the envelope. In this letter, Anthony informs Cogswell that she has just received "some of the huge volumes of my biography" and notes that she will be dispatching a set to her shortly, "in memory of your dear father, mother and husband, and recognition of your own splendid services to them and to the world." She goes on to note that as they worked together on the book, her biographer, Mrs. Ida Husted Harper, would frequently say, "I do hope Mr. Pillsbury will live to read what I have said about him." Unfortunately, Parker Pillsbury died before the first two volumes of Stanton's biography were completed. Years before, Pillsbury, Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton had formed what Anthony previously referred to as "the Revolutionary trio" for their long-time and very close association working on the entwined causes of abolition and suffrage which they began as Garrisonians in the 1850s. Later in 1868, bitter and furious with the traditional abolitionists over their refusal to include women's suffrage in what would become the Fifteenth Amendment-something that Stanton described as "stand[ing] aside and see[ing] 'Sambo' walk into the kingdom [of civil rights] first-the trio began publishing a weekly periodical, Revolution, which forcefully advocated for women's suffrage as well as addressed a number of related issues including birth control, divorce, prostitution, and abortion (which, probably to the surprise of many today, they regarded as infanticide). Pillsbury remained active in the suffrage movement until his death in 1898 at age 88. Anthony concludes her letter with an invitation to Cogswell for "a whole week's or month's visit." . Letter. Near Fine.

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        Drawings By Thur De Thulstrup and Others

      New York: E.R. Herrick & Co., 1898. 22 plates, 36 x 52 cm. Each of the twenty-two color lithographs are in pristine condition. The binding is tight. Bror Thure Thulstrup (1848-1930) served in Sweden in the Svea Artillery Regiment then joined the foreign legion. He arrived in New York in 1974 to do illustrations for the Graphic and Harper's Weekly. This work became one of the finest not only for his vivid contrasts of the New York Upper Class with various elements of the lower class but also the war between the sexes. The rich colors of the men in formal dress and parties, card games etc are also matched with those from their counterparts in the Bowery and similar card games in the south of African Americans which while richly drawn cannot escape the charicature that was rooted in the white mind. The book is remarkably fine with each plate perfect with the original 1/4 cloth binding over pictorial boards. An uncommon item..

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED "MARK," TO RICHARD WATSON GILDER

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

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        Le Petit Journal, supplément. 1898-1899, années complètes, du n°372 du dimanche 2 janvier 1898 au n°476 du dimanche 31 décembre 1899.

      Le Petit Parisien 1898 - - Le Petit Parisien, Paris _1898 - 1899, 30,5x45cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane émeraude, dos à cinq nerfs, initiales L.P. en queue, plats de papier bordés d'un encadrement à froid et de petits fleurons en écoinçons. Epidermures, coiffes et coins très légèrement frottés. Intérieur très frais, tout à fait exempt de rousseurs. Contributions de Jules Sandeau, Léon Séché, Willy, J.-H. Rosny, Dumas, notamment. Dessins de Meyer, Tofani, Méaulle, entre autres. Plusieurs numéros sont consacrés à l'Affaire Dreyfus (n°372, 451, 452, 457 et 460), d'autres à l'Affaire Zola (n°379, 380, 381, 387, 402 et 403). Chaque numéro est illustré en couleurs sur la première et dernière page et se compose de huit pages. Le Petit Journal est un quotidien parisien, fondé par Moïse Polydore Millaud, qui a paru de 1863 à 1944. À la veille de la guerre de 1914-18, c'est l'un des quatre plus grands quotidiens français d’avant-guerre, avec Le Petit Parisien, Le Matin, et Le Journal. Il tire à un million d'exemplaires en 1890, en pleine crise boulangiste. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HELL ON THE BORDER He Hanged Eighty-Eight Men (Signed Association)

      Fort Smith: Phoenix Pub. Co, (and Fort Smith Elevator, Composition, Fort Smith), 1898 Book. Very Good+. Hardcover.. First Edition. 1st printing. Bound in cloth, most likely soon after publication. The original green paper covers were removed when bound & are therefore not present. Decorated title label (a little worn & browned) on spine. 720pp. Illust. This copy was a gift from the famous Western historian, E. A. Brininstool. In ink on the ffep is written, "L. H. Spragle from my ole' pard E. A. Brininstool Los Angeles Calif. Nov/1918." The copy is not signed, however, by Brininstool. One of the rarest & most sought of all outlaw & law enforcement books, this is the story of Judge Isaac C. Parker's Fort Smith federal court which served Indian Territory for many years. This book is a primary source for countless books on territorial outlaws & lawmen. Very good condition, although the upper corner of the text block was bumped resulting in compression bending across the corner on each page -- typical for a bumped book. The first 60pp at the upper front corner have a very tiny chip, only about 1/16". There is the occasion page elsewhere with minuscule chip. Covers vg, if somewhat worn at head & toe of spine, & at the fore corners. Your bookseller had the hinges professionally redone. This is a tight, eminently usable copy. Surprisingly good paper was used in this book; very little or no browning & no brittleness. Rare. 150 #65, 6-guns 929, Howes H203, Rader 1780, Graff 1785..

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        Autographed Typed Letter from Susan B. Anthony on the Stationery of the National American Woman Suffrage Association to Helen Pillsbury Cogswell, the daughter of Pillsbury Cogswell. Dated 19 December 1898. Includes the letter's envelope featuring the Il

      Rochester, NY, 1898. One page letter, signed "Susan B. Anthony". Letter and envelope are both in very nice shape. The letter has only some light edge wear, and there is some slight postal soiling to the envelope. In this letter, Anthony informs Cogswell that she has just received "some of the huge volumes of my biography" and notes that she will be dispatching a set to her shortly, "in memory of your dear father, mother and husband, and recognition of your own splendid services to them and to the world." She goes on to note that as they worked together on the book, her biographer, Mrs. Ida Husted Harper, would frequently say, "I do hope Mr. Pillsbury will live to read what I have said about him." Unfortunately, Parker Pillsbury died before the first two volumes of Stanton's biography were completed. Years before, Pillsbury, Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton had formed what Anthony previously referred to as "the Revolutionary trio" for their long-time and very close association working on the entwined causes of abolition and suffrage which they began as Garrisonians in the 1850s. Later in 1868, bitter and furious with the traditional abolitionists over their refusal to include women's suffrage in what would become the Fifteenth Amendment-something that Stanton described as "stand[ing] aside and see[ing] 'Sambo' walk into the kingdom [of civil rights] first-the trio began publishing a weekly periodical, Revolution, which forcefully advocated for women's suffrage as well as addressed a number of related issues including birth control, divorce, prostitution, and abortion (which, probably to the surprise of many today, they regarded as infanticide). Pillsbury remained active in the suffrage movement until his death in 1898 at age 88. Anthony concludes her letter with an invitation to Cogswell for "a whole week's or month's visit." . Letter. Near Fine.

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        The Cruise of the "Cachalot"

      London,: Smith Elder,, 1898.. Octavo, frontispiece and seven other plates and a folding map; a fine copy in original blue cloth, with gilt vignette on upper board, quarter morocco case. First edition of this ripping yarn, based on the author's experiences on board the Splendid of New Bedford, in whaling grounds off 'the Solanders, Vau Vau, South Pacific and Australian Gulf'.Rudyard Kipling wrote of Bullen's tale: 'It is immense, there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep-sea wonder and mystery... It's a new world that you've opened the door to...'.This is a fine copy in an attractive bookform slipcase.Hill (2nd edn), 212; Wolff, 916.

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        The Adventures of Captain Bonneville USA in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West Digested From His Journal and Illustrated From Various Other Sources

      Pawnee Edition by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1898. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in highly decorated white cloth covered boards with beveled edges. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt while the fore and bottom edges are rough cut. Bright gilt text and brown and gilt decorations highlight the spines and front boards. Both volumes are octavos measuring 8 5/8" tall by 6" deep. Volume I contains 339 pages and volume II contains 237 pages. Volume II contains a wonderful, two-color fold-out map within the appendix. Both volumes are illustrated with steel engravings by various artists. The text on each page is bordered by elaborate blue-green designs by the artist noted below. There is a prior owner's name neatly written in ink at the upper corner of the first free end pages. Both volumes are contained within their original, maroon, V cloth, paper backed, dust jackets which are both in very good+ condition. The gilt text stamping on the spine area remains quite bright and readable. As evidenced by her initials on the front board and many of the text borders, the cover, spine and page art are by Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867-1944). She, like Sarah Wyman Whitman, was one of the most influential woman in book cover design during the later part of the 1990's and early 20th century. Howes states in his bibliography, U.S. IANA: "Explorations and fur trade operations from Green river to Salt Lake and Walla Walla, 1832-5 including the first account of the trapping expedition over the Sierras to California led by 'Joe' Walker." (Howes, I-85; Langfeld/Blackburn p. 87) This is a superb set and is a splendid example of late Victorian Age book design and art; made even more interesting by the presence of the two, very early examples of dust jackets which are seldom seen on books of this age.

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        Typed Letter Signed, 2 pp on one 4to sheet, New York City, July 16, 1928

      He offers biographical information. "The following is the biographical data which you asked for: I was born in 1898 in Topeka,Kansas...Entered the Fine Arts School of the University of Nebraska in Frebruary [sic] [holograph correction over the 'r'] 1918... graduated in June 1922, receiving a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts. Taught drawing for two years at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri. In 1925 I resigned to come to New York for further study. Studied two years with Winold Reiss...received a fellowship for study at the Barnes Foundation...last year.[ docketed in another hand in pencil '1929']...For the last two years I have done illustrations and decorative designs for a number of books and magazines. I have done jacket designs and illustrations for the following books: God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson, The New Negro by Alain Locke, Plays of Negro Life by Locke and Gregory...." He lists the books for which he designed the jackets, "and other illustrations...." The long list includes, "Home to Harlem by Claude McKay, Fine Clothes to the Jew by Langston Hughes, Caroling Dusk by Countee Cullen...." On verso, he lists the magazines which have published his designs including, "The Crisis, The Messenger...Theater Arts, North Carolina Magazine...." He identifies two prizes he won. "I received the Crisis and Opportunity prizes for illustrations successively in 1926 and 1927." He signs in full, "Aaron Douglas." Pencil and ink docketing in separate hands on the top margin of the front side indicate the letter is the "biography of colored artist Aaron Douglas, a remarkable talent and person." On the first page, weakness at both sides of center fold with tear under several typed words, two small holes also on the center fold and margin chips. Second page shows slight margin tears.

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        King Oscar Ii (print)

      1898 - Original etching by Zorn, second plate, 2nd state of 2. Signed and dated in the plate at the bottom right corner and signed in pencil beneath the image on the right by Zorn. Image measures 7.0 x 9.7 inches (17.8 x 24.7 cm.) leaf measures 10.0 x 12.6 inches (25.5 x 32.0 cm.). Archivally matted. A crisp and clean impression with slight mat burn. Asplund 132.

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        AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY

      1898. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1898. Original pictorial olive green cloth, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition (and first edition in English). Jules Verne wrote this as an original sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838). Captain Len Guy goes to the Antarctic to trace the fate of his brother's ship, which had disappeared with Arthur Gordon Pym aboard. Verne had always been an ardent admirer of Poe, and in 1864 had written a long article on him, "Edgar Poe et Ses Oeuvres."~This tale was first published in French in 1897, as LE SPHINX DES GLACES ("The Sphinx of the Ice"). Sampson Low published this British edition in October 1898. The List of Illustrations designates 17 plates by Roux (after his original French ones), but this copy has many additional ones (likewise by Roux) on slightly glossier paper that is similarly gilt-edged. A month later (though dated 1899) Lippincott published the first American edition, the same translation. Beginning at about the same time, the tale was serialized in Boy's Own as CAPTAIN LEN GUY.~This copy is in olive green cloth decorated in black, dark grey, light grey and white; it is a deluxe copy, with page edges gilded and with beveled boards. Deluxe copies also appear in red cloth (no priority), and there are blue-grey copies without beveled boards or gilt edges. The volume is in near-fine condition (endpapers cracked as usual for such a hefty volume, but very little soil or wear); the half-title bears a long penciled note about the illustrations. Taves & Michaluk VO46.

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        Diary of the March of the 55th Field Battery R.A., from Ahmedabad to Saugor [i.e. Sagar]

      [India: privately printed, circa 1898]. Oblong 4to. (7 x 8 3/4 inches). [1], 28pp, printed recto only. 36 mounted photographs, each captioned in manuscript. Contemporary half red morocco over red pebbled cloth covered boards, titled in gilt on the upper cover, expertly rebacked, spine with raised bands in five compartments. Privately-printed and photographically illustrated journal of a British regiment's 800 mile march across central India. The work was no doubt published for the amusement of the regiment's officers. The British Library holds two copies, with varying images. "The album contains a letterpress account in diary form of the march from Ahmadabad to Saugor (Sagar), with original prints mounted on the verso of each leaf, facing the text. Captions are written in ink beneath each print. From passing remarks in the text it is clear that most, if not all the photographs were taken by Captain Arthur Rice Knox" (British Library, shelfmark MSS Eur B333/2). In all, the nearly 800 mile journey took some six weeks, with mishaps along the way (an unreliable guide, sudden violent storm, extreme heat, the store cart overturning and breaking an axle, men mistaking castor oil berries for nuts and falling ill, and more). It is unclear who authored the text, but perhaps can be attributed to the regiment's commanding officer Major P. H. Enthoven. The photographs comprise images of the officers, the line of march, natives encountered and local architecture and ruins. Scarce.

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        The imperial dictionary of the English language: A complete encyclopaedic lexicon, literary, scientific, and technological(Eight volume set)

      Blackie and Son, 1898. New Edition. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket. VGC.Blackie and Son,1898.Eight volume set.New Edition carefully revised and greatly augmented.Large format green hardbacks(gilt lettering on the front cover and spine,some marks,nicks and small dents on the cover and spine) in VGC, no Dj as issued.Illustrated with more than 3000 illustrations printed in the text and a series of engraved and coloured plates.Nice and clean pages with some foxing marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges,some tears and small stain marks on the edges of the pages,creases,small ink marks,foxing marks and nicks on the edges of the pages.The books are in VGC for its age but with some shelf wear.3300pp including List of abreviations,description of the plates,appendices,index.A collectable set.Please note: This is very heavy set(approx 10 Kg).

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        Autograph postcard signed.

      Munich, 13. VI. 1898. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With atogr. address. Inviting the German composer and conductor Otto Lessmann to the first performance of "Zinnober", an opera by Siegmund von Hausegger: "[.] It promises to be an excellent performance and a beautiful artistic success, but I do not want only the fools of the local press to judge it [.]".

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        ONESIMUS TEMPLETON: A PSYCHICAL ROMANCE

      New York: Edward Lovell, n.d.. [1898?]. original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind.. Old armorial bookplate affixed to front pastedown. A few tiny nicks. along fore-edge of front and rear covers, traces of removal of a. small bookplate from the front paste-down, a bright, very good copy.. Very scarce. (#143320). First edition. "Fantasy novel dealing with clairvoyance and other metaphysical subjects; includes a spiritual visit to Sirius, one of whose rulers, Azoriel, visits Earth. The same kind of stuff as DASHED AGAINST THE ROCK (1894) but with perhaps a slightly more substantial interplanetary quantum." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 32. The trip to Sirius takes place in an airship, "a boat, something after the fashion of a Venetian gondola" which moves swiftly through the air (page 75). Sirius is a utopian world inhabited by an advanced humanoid race which is monitoring mankind's spiritual progress on the Earth. (see Chapter VI, "A Trip to Sirius," etc.). Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V190. Reginald 03232. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Wright, American Fiction, 1876-1900.

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        CHARTER For The CITY And COUNTY Of SAN FRANCISCO. Prepared and Proposed by the Board of Freeholders, Elected December 27, 1897, in pursuance of the provisions of Section 8, Article XI, of the Constitution of the State of California

      San Francisco:: Woodward & Co.,. 1898.. 8vo. 9" x 5-5/8". 1st edition thus (Rocq 11437). Bound for J. R. Knowland, former owner of the Oakland Tribune, "with the Compliments of the Merchants' Association of San Francisco." 186 pp.. Full maroon-leather presentation binding, with modern respining to style. Gilt stamping to front board. Floral patterned paper eps.. Some general extremity wear to binding. A VG copy..

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        Real estate plat-book of the City of Pittsburgh, East End from official records, private plans and actual surveys: Complete in Two Volumes. Vol. 1, Comprising the 13th, 14th, 22nd & 23rd Wards; Vol. 2, Comprising the 18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st Wards

      Philadelphia: Griffith M. Hopkins. 1898-1899. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. 1898-99 Maroon cloth foliso, 23.25 x 16 inches. Featuring an index map in each volume, plus 61 (30+31) hand colored double-plate plat maps, all in very good condition, with occasional incidental soil from handling on the edges of the plates. Light soil to endpapGriffith M. Hopkinsers. Boards have been rebacked with black cloth, with inner hinges reinforced with original spine cloth. The leaves of volume II have been professionally resown with new hinges for each plat map, making a most firm and still attractive binding. There is a few areas of exposure on the foredges of the boards, mostly at corners, otherwise very nice of these early plat books. Maps show: brick buildings; frame buildings; stables & sheds; green houses; electric roads; contiguous plates; iron buildings; iron clad buildings; water and sewer systems.

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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 (a few very trivial cover marks). At the corner of the front free endpaper is the blind-stamp of M. & E. Case, Stationers of Dorchester -- Hardy's hometown and the center of his "Wessex." Purdy pp 99-106.

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        The Capture of Jefferson Davis A Narrative of the Part Taken by Wisconsin Troops

      Tracy, Gibbs & Co. , Printers, Madison 1898 - 16mo hardcover in original dark blue cloth cover with gilt lettering on front and on spine: tight binding, pages are quite bright and unfoxed, unmarked, untorn, the covers have faint shelfwear, but light spotting, else VG. Two illustrations, a frontis of the author and a younger illustration, both have tissue guards. SIGNED/inscribed "To A. W. Ballard, Green Bay 9/19/99, Henry Harden" Author was an officer during the Civil War ; he lead three companies of lst Wisconsin, assisting the 4th Michigan Cavalry in the capture of Davis at Irwinville, GA. Last 3 pages lists soldiers engaged in this capture. This book is quite scarce; a signed copy is truly Rare. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 105pp pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Castle Spectre: A Drama. In Five Acts

      London: J. Bell, 1898. Bound in marbled paper covered boards showing rubbing, wear to outer corners and head and heel of spine. Spine blackened with wear to hinges. Pages age darkened, outer edges stained brown. First two pages creased. Some foxing to endpages. Lower rear board blackened.. First Edition. Decorated Boards. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Through Asia, 2 Volumes

      London: Methuen, 1898. This is the travel that made the Swedish peripatetic Hedin famous. Newly bound in a sumptuous 3/4 morocco, dark blue, with hand marbled boards and matching endpapers. Raised bands on the spine, with fresh, elaborate gilt in the spine panels, title and author and volume numbers in bright gilt, with the publication date at the bottom in gilt. A beautiful set of one of the most important Asia treks in the 19th Century. Yakushi H 97 . First Edition. 3/4 Leather. Fine. Illus. by Profuse Photos and Drawings, 6 in Color, 2 Foilding Maps. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Japanese Art Folio.

      Tokyo: K. Ogawa, 1898-99. - 12 volumes containing 12 monthly parts. Folio. Complete set with a total of 72 prints. Grey printed wrappers. Each part contains 6 individual prints by artists including Hokusai, Shunsho, Choshun, Ritsuo, Kaigetsudo and many others. The first print in each portfolio is in color executed by T. Tamura. The other prints are uncolored collotypes by the publisher. Each plate is protected by a captioned tissue guard with a description in English. Each part housed in individual stiff board slipcase with printed title. In the preface the publisher states that the purpose of this publication is "to facilitate the study of Japanese art and to satisfy in a modest way the desire of many who can not enjoy the privilege of seeing the originals. It is the editor's hope to select the best examples of our acknowledged masters and to show the most striking features of all the artists as possible". In terms of condition this is a very good set with some minor wear to the individual parts. Part 1 lacks its wrappers and Parts 11 and 12 lack their slipcases. A few of the wrappers are faded but they are generally in very nice condition with no chips or tears. The plates are generally fine with some light foxing to a few of the margins. The slipcases are worn and 6 of them are soiled and spotted. Complete sets of this handsome publication are uncommon. Postage extra. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Royal Gallery of Hampton Court

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1898. First edition. Thick 8vo. FINE BINDING- GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS. Buff morocco binding with raised bands. Gilt stamped fine rectangular Scottish coat of arms held up by two unicorns on both covers, by the Guild. Rubricated title page, decorative initials, devices at head and tail of chapters. Two photogravures, 98 photographic plates. T.E.G. Back inner hinge slightly cracked, minor foxing, else fine.

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        Mogreb-el-Acksa

      London: William Heinemann,, 1898. With a Portrait and a Map. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Frontispiece. Spine browned and rolled, boards rubbed, partially tanned, and marked, hinges cracked. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Joseph Conrad to the wife of Ford Madox Ford (Heuffer), "To Mrs. Elsie Ford M. Heuffer, In the intervals of concocting, with your husband, circumstantial untruths for sale we looked into this truthful book. And as a proof that even when engaged in the most engrossing occupation man can find in this world you were not far from our thoughts we remarked that most likely you would like it. And as the book is mine (honestly come by) I pray you accept this copy from your most humble obedient servant, Jph. Conrad. 3rd December 1898". "In 1898 Edward Garnett had introduced Ford to Joseph Conrad—the writer who had the deepest influence on him. They decided to collaborate on a novel about pirates. It was the beginning of a decade of apprenticeship, intimacy, and frustration. When Romance was published in 1903, the faint praise of reviewers damned the collaborators' high hopes after working on the book on and off for five years" (ODNB). An excellent association copy. From the library of Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate.

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        Toucan [Original Painting].

      - [no date]. () Near fine. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 50 X 39.5 CM (19.5 X 15.5) in 70 X 58 CM (27.5 X 23") decorative white and light brown frame. A crisp, clean and brightly coloured image. The frame has some cracking and wear. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom right corner. A fantastic and vivd painting of Gilroy's iconic toucan (versions of which were very commonly used by Gilroy in his Guinness advertisements). 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1898. An Episode of Frontier War ... With maps, plans, etc. Octavo (183 × 116 mm). Mid twentieth-century red half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait and 6 maps, 4 of them folding and coloured, 4 full-page. Spine slightly faded, occasional minor spots to contents. A handsome copy. First edition, home issue, only printing, first state, of Churchill's first book, this copy without the errata slip at p. 1, catalogue dated 12/97. Relates his exploits with the Malakand Field Force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Based on Churchill's despatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail, and, as Churchill was still in India, the final editing was undertaken by Moreton Frewen, Churchill's uncle, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie's elder sister, resulting in numerous small errors which were corrected the following year in the Silver Library edition. Churchill had a clear purpose in writing these pieces, as he wrote to his mother, "I had written them with a design, a design which took form as the correspondence advanced, of bringing my personality before the electorate. I had hoped that some political advantage might have accrued … I do not think that I have ever written anything better".

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        Malakand Field Force

      London, Longman's and Co. 1898, 39. First edition, first issue lacking errata slip. Publisher's pale green cloth, a little rubbed and discoloured in places. Bumped to spine ends, light edgewear, a handsome, very good copy, a little dusty but shows very well. Internally clean and bright, some very light sporadic spotting. Folding maps and plates present. Bearing the gift stamp and inscription of E.R. Hoare, Lieutentant and later A.D.C. of the 21st Empress of India's Lancers, with whom Churchill charged at the battle of Omdurman whilst on the campaign detailed in this volume.Frontispiece portrait trimmed at margins for some reason, tissue guard wanting, although traces remain. A very respectable copy of an extremely rare book in any state.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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