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        Lord Byron: The Works

      London: John Murray, 1898-1904. Complete works of Lord Byron. Quarto,13 volumes. 1/4 brown morocco, elaborate tooling in gilt to the spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout with full page plate engravings. Limited edition, number 97 of 250 sets initialed by the publisher. This set includes a tipped-in autograph letter signed by the editor of this edition, Ernest Hartley Coleridge, the grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In excellent condition showing only light wear. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, the Riverside Press,, 1898 and October 1906. 2 works, octavo (196 × 140 mm). Both works in a presentation binding by the Riverside Press of contemporary red full morocco, spines gilt in compartments, double gilt ruled border to sides, gilt-rolled board edges, turn-ins elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers, red cloth bookmarkers, top edges gilt. Work 1 with monochrome portrait plates, work 2 with portrait frontispiece. Offset tanning to free endpapers from the turn-ins only, but otherwise fine copies. First editions, both inscribed by the author (the second work being the dedication copy) to Caroline Nelson Russell, "with the author's love" on the first blanks, with "Cambridge, June 9, 1905" in the first work, and "Cambridge, October 6, 1906" in the second work. The Story of Little Jane and Me bears M. E. Blatchford's own bookplate, making this her own copy, latterly inscribed and gifted, and also has notes in the author's hand to the reverse of the illustrated plates, detailing the identity and the birth- (and sometimes death-) dates of the people depicted. Polly and the Aunt (which is the dedication copy, the printed dedication reading "To C. N. R. Thy acceptance Maketh blest") contains the author's manuscript additions of the real names of characters where they have been changed for publication (as well as some notes), confirming the intimate connection of the recipient to these works. These titles are very scarce in any state - the Osborne Collection of Children's books has a 1926 reprint of Little Jane and no copy of Polly and the Aunt - and to have family copies in fine condition, bound for presentation by the press, and furthermore inscribed and annotated, one of them to the dedicatee, must be indeed a rarity.

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        Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth

      London - The Waverley Book Company, 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated set of the novels of William Harrison Ainsworth. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. His Lancashire novels cover altogether 400 years and include The Lancashire Witches, 1848, Mervyn Clitheroe, 1857, and The Leaguer of Lathom. Jack Sheppard, Guy Fawkes, 1841, Old St Paul's, 1841, Windsor Castle, 1843, and The Lancashire Witches are regarded as his most successful novels. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers, but his reputation has not lasted well. As John William Cousin argues, he depends for his effects on striking situations and powerful descriptions. Author's copyright edition. Containing:Ovingdean GrangeThe Flitch of BaconGuy FawkesBoscobelWindsor CastleRookwoodAuriolCrichtonJack SheppardThe Lancashire WitchesThe SpendthriftThe Tower of London (in two volumes)The Miser's DaughterMervyn ClitheroeOld St Paul'sThe Star ChamberIllustrated throughout with two hundered and seventy engraved plates, plus many more vignettes, by Hablot K. Browne, John Gilbert and George Cruikshank (collated complete). Condition: In green cloth bindings. Externally, sound, though with some sunning and bumping to the spines, and a few marks to the boards. One spine dulled. Fourteen hinges strained. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages are bright, though with some slight marginal age-toning and the occasional handling mark, as well as some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD..

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        Viribus Unitis. Das Buch vom Kaiser. Mit einer Einleitung von v. J. A. Helfert

      [Wien, 1898].. 2°. XXIV, 322 S. Mit 93 ganzseit. u. 235 Textillustr., 3 ganzseit. chromolithogr. Taf. in Gold u. Farbe sowie einigen Vignetten v. Kolo Moser, 25 gr. Vignetten v. Jos. Hoffmann. OLdr. m. Gold- u. Reliefprägung. Dreierlei emailierte Messingbeschläge in Rot, Weiß und Blau (ziselierte Kaiserkrone, Monogramm, Schließe mit intaktem Schließmechanismus, der das goldene Vließ darstellt). Messingbordüre a. d. Vorderdeckel. Hinterdeckel mit 4 Messingbuckeln. Email im Mittelfeld tlw. ausgebrochen, 1 Kronenzacke fehlt., sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. E. Koppensteiner in Oberösterr. Heimatblätter 40 Jg. H. 3/4, 325ff. - Luxusausgabe des übereis reich ausgestattetes prunkvolles Huldigungswerk, an dem außer den bereits genannten Künstlern Haas, Gause, F. v. Myrbach, Th. Zasche u. a. mitgewirkt haben. Die Illustrationen sind in verschiedenen Drucketechniken hergestellt. Einband v. A. Klein u. H. Sperling nach einem Entwurf v. Josef Hoffmann. Titel u. Widmungsbl. sowie farb. Vorsatz illustr. v. Kolo Moser. Gegenüber der Normalausgabe um 35 Tafeln erweitert.

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        Aftenrøde. Slutningsspil. Orig. udgave.

      1898 1898 - Kbhvn. 1898. 201 s. Indb. ubeskåret med orig. omslag i priv. halvlæder. * First edit. Bound uncut with orig. wrappers in private half calf. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage, as Delivered by Abraham the Jew unto his Son Lamech, A.D. 1458.

      London: John M. Watkins, 1898.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Large octavo (250 x 185mm). pp. xlviii, 268. Publisher's black cloth, gilt titles to spine and SATOR magic square in gilt to upper. Top edge trimmed, others left with plain endpapers. Additional illustrated title page by Moina Mathers printed in golden brown, with decorative initials and numerous magical squares to book three. Light rubbing to extremities and a little soiling to boards, though the gilt remains sharp and bright, and the black cloth is unfaded. Neat repair to head of spine, but shows well. Clean and fresh internally, with just a little of the usual browning to endpapers. A classic text of ceremonial magic, translated by a founding member of the Golden Dawn. It was highly inspirational to the young Aleister Crowley, who purchased his famous house Boleskine in Scotland, specifically to concentrate on the extended rituals which take at least six months of preparation. An excellent copy, retaining the illustrated title page, which has been removed from many first edtion copies.

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Wealth and Wild Cats. Travels And Researches in the Gold-fields of Western Australia and New Zealand

      London:: Downey,. 1898.. Hardcover. Very good condition. (viii) 208pp, photographic illustrations throughout text. Full maroon leather, raised bands and gilt title at spine. The title page is embossed with a blind tooled Adelaide Circulating Library stamp, with manuscript date 30.6.98 in very light hand. At the verso of the title page, an advertisement for West Australian Hardwoods, followed by errata slip. Bookplate of Dr. Ian Keith McGill inside front cover. Chapters on Society in Perth, Gum Diggers and Maoris, Albany, Wine in Western Australia, Dandalup, Yalgoo, Coolgardie, Hannan's, Menzies, the Murchison, Mt. Magnet, etc. Scarce.

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        HUSTED'S OAKLAND, ALAMEDA And BERKELEY DIRECTORY. Giving Name, Occupation and Residence of All Adult Persons Together with a Classified Business Directory and Street Guide. 1898

      Oakland, Cal.:: Enquirer Publishing Co.,. 1898.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6". 1st edition thus, i.e., for this year (Rocq 24). 709 pp. 7 inseted trade card-style adverts ["Webster Photograph" lacking right half].. Later canvas spine over printed green paper wrapped boards.. Rebacked. Paper yellowing & becoming brittle, with some leaf edge. chipping. Ex-lib, with stamp to front paste-down [no other library. markings seen]. Period pos [Dec. 21/97"] to ffep. A VG copy.. Folding map "Showing Subdivsions in Block 10 / Central Park Tract, Berkeley, Cal. April, 1897".

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        History of Greece and of the Greek people. From the earliest times to the Roman conquest. Eight volumes

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1898-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 4 Vols in 8 Vols. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1890-1891. Large 4to. Blue cloth, paper spine labels. Lightly soiled, 3 volumes have small areas of dampstain to bottom edge of covers. One volume's spine label has a gash. Internally very good. Numerous full-page and text illustrations of sculpture, other artifacts, and landscape; several color maps. #311 of 1000. Private library book plate inside cover. See our pictures.

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        Aftenrøde. Slutningsspil. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1898. 201 s. Pænt rent eksemplar indbundet i orig. komponeret hellærred, bind med plet og en anelse nusset. Navn på friblad

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        CHILDREN IN PRISON AND OTHER CRUELTIES OF PRISON LIFE

      London: Murdoch & Company 1898. London: Murdoch & Company, [1898].. 16pp. Printed wrappers. Early cellotape backing along wrapper spine, a bit dusty, otherwise about very good. First printing in booklet form of Wilde's letter about the Warder Martin case, first published in THE DAILY CHRONICLE on 28 May 1897 - Martin had been dismissed as warder at Reading Prison for having shown kindness and giving food to a hungry child prisoner. The publisher included a prefatory note to this printing of the text, seeking relief and assistance for Martin, who was at that time still unemployed. The text was later reprinted with similar documents in DE PROFUNDIS. MASON/MILLARD 26.

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        A Boy's Fortune or the Strange Adventures of Ben Baker

      Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates 1898 - 8vo. iv, 325 pp. + six-page catalogue of other publications. Frontispiece with tissue guard; three other illustrations at pp. 84, 136, 264. Green cloth, illustrated in gold, black, and lighter green on spine and front cover. Black-coated end-papers. Very light wear to spine ends; p. 43 shows upper corner chip; a few other pages have small closed marginal tears. Otherwise this is a fine, well-preserved copy of a rare book. Previous owner's name ("Newland Meredith") and a date (October 25, 1903) in ink on first page of text. This copy has the original frontispiece showing two middle aged men ("He put his hand on his heart and then fell lifeless"; Road to Success by Ralph D. Gardner, p. 55-56. Gardner goes on to state that this frontispiece was replaced by the illustration that occurs in this copy on p. 136 of two men standing on the deck of a ship. If Gardner is correct, this is the first state of the first edition, and quite rare.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley

      London: MacMillan and Co. 1898-1903, 1st UK Edition. () xv,606; xi,612; xi,622,(2); xii,689,(2); (8),90,(2). Very good. Tall octavo. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Top edge somewhat dust soiled. Vol. 1 Frontis, 32 plates; Vol. 2 Frontis, 39 plates; Vol. 3 Frontis, 30 plates and 2 maps.; Vol. 4 Frontis and 28 plates; Supplementary volume 11 plates. Many of the plates are folding. Binding have a bit of uneven fading but overall present very well. The Dictionary of Scientific Biography states this work contains probably all of Huxley's important scientific papers as well a reports of his Royal Institution Friday Evenings Discourses. The volumes are extremely heavily, well illustrated and a major work. This set also contains the scarce supplementary volume issued in 1903..

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        The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley [complete in 5 volumes including supplement]

      London: Macmillan, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First (and only) edition of Huxley's complete scientific works, previously only available in the original scientific journals. 1898-1903. 5 volumes: 4 plus the often-lacking supplementary volume. Numerous plates, many folding. A good ex-library set in the original red cloth gilt. Library numbers to foot of spine, usual stamps and labels to endpapers, some light scattered foxing especially to plates, else a clean tight copy of this cornerstone of 19th Century biological thought. Covers rubbed, vol. IV front cover sunned. Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), known as Darwin's bulldog for his passionate defense of the theory of evolution, was a brilliant Victorian anatomist and biologist who counted amongst his grand-children the noted scientist Julian Huxley and renowned author Aldous. Super-royal 8vo, 10¼ " x 6¾". xv + 606, xi + 612, xi + 622, xii + 689, 90. Heavy set of books weighing 11kg (24 pounds). Please inquire for more photos.

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

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

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        The Sonnets of Sir Philip Sidney

      (London: Hacon & Ricketts, 1898). Octavo. 67pp. One of eight copies printed on vellum. Illustrated with "laurel leaf" borders and two ornate initials designed and cut on wood by Charles Ricketts. The two initials were designed especially for this book, to accompany the laurel leaf border and, according to Watry, "to allow the remaining letters of the first words to be set vertically in type alongside them, because "no other arrangement made possible the inclusion of the right number of lines inside the border.'" The initials were never used again in any other book. Printed in black and red. This copy is in an Arts & Crafts binding designed by Ricketts, specially bound for Laurence Hodson, noted private press collector and patron. Books produced by Ricketts and the Vale Press were usually bound in white buckram, blue paper boards, or patterned paper; however, if they so desired, customers could have their books bound in pigskin or morocco by Riviere and Son under Ricketts's supervision. Very fine in red morocco with Arts & Crafts-style gilt rules and circles and gilt turn-ins, stamped with "HR" for Hacon & Ricketts. Hodson's initials are gilt-stamped at the center of a circular design on the front cover, and the initials V. P. are gilt-stamped to the bottom of the spine. A.e.g. With Hodson's booklabel to front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Viribus Unitis: Das Buch vom Kaiser

      Vienna: Max Herzig, (c. 1898). Large folio. xxiv, 322pp. With illustrations by fifteen artists, including Wiener Werkstatte co-founders Josef Hoffmann and Kolomon Moser. This massive tribute to Emperor Franz Josef I includes three color plates by Moser lavishly ornamented with gold and various decorations by Hoffmann in what is certainly among the first examples of German Art Nouveau style. Moser's work stands in contrast with the more Romantic and conventional style of the other illustrations in this work. Bound in full umber morocco with a two-piece decorative metalwork frame on the upper cover, which has a deeply recessed center panel featuring a glass-jewelled metal crown at the center within a frame of painted laurel wreaths. Below the crown are the raised-metal and white enamel initials of the Emperor. A sculpted metal fore-edge clasp is anchored on the upper cover with colored enamel ornaments. Four brass-colored bosses on the lower cover. A.e.g. Slight bowing and minimal wear, else fine. With original box, which is broken.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, from Charles Ricketts to Laurence Hodson

      London, 1898. 3pp. letter on a bifolium sheet, together with the original envelope. Charles Ricketts, the creative mind behind the Vale Press, writes to Laurence Hodson regarding the specially-bound vellum copies of some Vale Press books that he had purchased. According to Maureen Watry, from Christmas 1897 forward, Ricketts provided collectors with the opportunity to purchase vellum copies of Vale Press books, beginning with Cupid and Psyche; between two and ten copies on vellum of each book were offered for sale. Ricketts also provided the option to have the books specially bound. He designed the bindings, which were subsequently executed by Rivière. He writes, "I find the dictionary lacking in beautiful words to express my admiration and astonishment over these new designs of mine, and Time only 'that great colourist' could improve them by that tender warming of the red of which he has the secret." Ricketts notes that he is considering leaving Rivière for John Leighton, who used to bind for William Morris, "since he has the use of the Kelmscott forms for Kelmscott bindings... a great advantage this for the binding of our beautiful books." He goes on to explain that he has been binding several Kelmscott books for the bookseller Downing of Birmingham, but writes, "I feel after all this exercise of design and gold stamps that the books should belong to me and not leave Warwick Street, or rather Richmond." According to Watry, several of Ricketts's bindings for Kelmscott books were displayed at the 1899 Arts and Crafts Exhibition. In closing, Ricketts writes, "Shannon & I are for the bloody sea side, on our return I hope we shall see you again in Richmond. I fancy that Shannon will not have finished against the autumn much else besides my portrait, but it is a big thing and only wants a little varnish to be ready for the National Gallery." Letter is creased from being folded in half to fit into the envelope, else very fine.

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        The Golliwogg at the Sea-side

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1898. Oblong quarto. Original green quarter cloth, pictorial upper board, decorative endpapers. With colour illustrations by Florence K. Upton. Gift inscription in pencil to front free endpaper verso. Covers rubbed and marked, with two small ink splashes to upper board and one on the back. Overall a very good copy of this fragile book, internally bright and fresh. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Three Years in Savage Africa

      London - Methuen and Co., 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A highly illustrated account of Decle's time in Africa with one hundred illustrations and five maps from original photographs, sketches and surveys by the author. Some maps arecolour and one fold-out map to front. With a photograph of Decle to frontispiece with a facsimile signature. First edition. With an introductionby Sir Henry Morton Stanley, GCB (1841 - 1904), a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley allegedly uttered the now-famous greeting, Dr. Livingstone, I presumeCondition: In a decorative buckram binding. Externally, smart but with slight bumping to extremities and a mark to front board. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and handling mark, with off-setting to title page. With slight closed tears to fold-out map. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant

      London: Grant Richards, 1898. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Photogravure portrait frontispiece. Original green cloth, t.e.g. Minor soiling, else very good, in a green quarter morocco slipcase with chemise . PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED on the half-title: "Inscribed for James Wells / G. Bernard Shaw / London 10th January 1929."

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        Untitled [Original Painting Depicting Horse and Foal]

      [no date]. () Very good. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 15.5" X 19.5" (39.4 X 49.5 CM) in 25.5" X 20.5" (64.7 X 52 CM) cloth and gilt painted frame. Some wear to frame, else in fine condition. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom left corner. A lovely and delicate image showing a young foal, it's head hidden beneath it's mothers body. Soft lines and a mix of abstract lines and near photo realism makes for a very beautiful painting. 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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        Antar. Poème Héroique Arabe des Temps Antéislamiques

      Paris: H. Piazza et Cie, 1898. L’édition d’Art. Fine. Folio.

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        Mogreb-el-Acksa. With a Portrait and a Map.

      London: William Heinemann, 1898 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Spine browned and rolled, boards rubbed, partially tanned, and marked, hinges cracked. A very good copy. Frontispiece. 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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        The Hawaiian Islands. Paradise of the Pacific [and two other titles]

      Chicago,: Belford, Middlebrook & Co., 1898.. Large oblong quarto, photogravure plates throughout, touch of localised adhesion affects two of the Hawaiian plates, otherwise fine in the publisher's gilt lettered red cloth. Wonderful historical album of Hawaiian views published on the year of annexation with the United States, with 79 photogravure plates including photographs of the Royal family and their residences.The royal photographs include formal portraits of Kalakaua I and Queen Liliuokalani, and also include a full-page plate of the deceased King Kalakaua lying in state in the throne room. Of special interest are three plates of Queen Liliuokalani at a traditional feast with her companions. The Queen's household guard is also illustrated.Other Hawaiian subjects include the Kamehameha school for boys and the Bishop school, Honolulu harbour and township, the Pali mountains, Royal palaces (and the Kings residence at Waikiki), beach scenes with bathers and canoes, US marines on guard, Honolulu prison (including a view of the yard with convicts eating poi). Captain Cooks monument, with detail of the surrounding landscape, is one of the plates included in this book.This book comprises three titles, The American Navy, Cuba and the Wrecked Maine and The Hawaiian Islands. Paradise of the Pacific. All three are here issued as a single volume by Chicago publisher Belford, Middlebrook and Company.Royal Hawaiian hotel,Royal palaceSea birdsBeach scene, and canoesUS marines stationedHonolulu prison and yard scene with convicts eating poiCooks monumentKings residence at WaikikiKamehameha school for boysHousehold guard of queen Lil.Not in Forbes.

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        The Works of Alphonse Daudet, Edition de Luxe, complete in 24 volumes

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. 1898. Limited ed. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 24 volumes. This set is #18 of 100 copies of the Edition de Luxe. Hardcover, 8vos., bound in 3/4 burgundy morocco with marbled boards, top edges gilt, 5 raised bands and ornate floral gilt pattern on spine. Each copy illustrated with tissue-covered plates. Overall a Near Fine set. Most copies Fine, but 5 of them show some minor chipping to the spine ends. Previous owner's signature on the fly leaf of one copy; otherwise contents are clean and unmarked. Strong, sound bindings. Complete set in 24 volumes. This set will require extra postage. Digital images available upon request.

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        Encyclopaedia Britannica, The - Ninth & Tenth Edition - 35 Volumes

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1898. Subtitled: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. 1898 reprint. The Ninth and Tenth Edtition belong together and make the complete set. Brown boards, brown leather corners and spine, gilt titling and decoration on spine, raised bands, marbled textblock edges and end papers, illustrated with handsome black and white plates. Volumes in varying condition. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. . Half Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Studies in Brown Humanity. Being Scrawls and Smudges in Sepia, White, and Yellow

      London: Grant Richards, 1898 - Inscribed on the ffep, "Mrs [John P.] Rodger, with all manner of good wishes, from Hugh Clifford. May, 1898." With a 3 page ALS from Clifford laid-in, sending condolences on the death of Ethel's mother, Lady Rodger. Clifford has been too busy as Governor to do private business and asks for a photo of her father (almost certainly John Pickersgill Rodger, the first British Resident of Pahang, 1888-1896) for his office. Clifford (1866- 1941) was a colonial administrator and governor in Malay and West Africa and author of novels and semi-autobiographical short stories. Among his literary acquaintances was Joseph Conrad, who dedicatee Chance to Clifford. "His stories cover the poignant interaction of Europe and Asia, illustrated by the predicament of the political officer alone in an alien and potentially hostile environment or the fatal impact of modernization upon Malays" (ODNB) First edition. 8vo. . Publisher's striped green cloth. Light wear to extremities, very light scattered foxing to text [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The War of the Worlds

      London: William Heinemann, 1898 First edition, first printing. First state, with 16 pages of publisher's advertisements at the end of the text. A near fine copy in the original publisher's gray cloth, with some wear to the spine head and tail, slight offsetting on the spine, a hint of rubbing on the corners, very slight spotting on the endpapers, otherwise clean pages and cloth. An excellent copy, free of any repair or restoration. "The War of the Worlds" is H.G. Well's famous novel about an extraterrestrial invasion of Earth, narrated by an unnamed British protagonist. The book is divided into two parts: "Book One: The Coming of the Martians" and "Book Two: The Earth under the Martians.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Datos Sobre la Marina de Guerra de las Diferentes Naciones ... Estados Unidos

      Havana: Impr. y Litografía de la Maestranza de Artillería, 1898. Folio. (17 3/4 x 12 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank); contents page (verso blank); 4pp. text (recto only of 4 leaves); 1p. text (a table listing all 34 of the 'Acorazados' or battleships in the US fleet, recto only); 1p. text (a table of the 51 other vessels ['No Acorazados']in the US fleet, recto only). 38 plates (each with a tinted lithographic image of an individual vessel above cross-sectional line images and a letterpress table giving logistical details of the same vessel). Black/dark green half calf over textured green paper-covered boards, the flat spine lettered and simply decorated in gilt. A remarkable and rare large-scale work recalling the era of the Spanish-American War: an interesting piece of American naval history. This volume, printed for the Cuban navy's artillery division, illustrates thirty-eight ships in the United States Naval Fleet in detail. They are presented in two sections, each fronted by a single page table listing the vessels: firstly 18 "Acorazados' or battleships (bound in alpbabetical order); then 20 other vessels 'No Acorazodos' (also in alphabetical order). Each vessel is shown on a single plate and illustrated in pictorial and schematic form, with the fine tinted lithographs being worked up from photographs. On each plate the section most vulnerable to attack is indicated. In the introductory notes, the author explains that the purpose of the volume was to allow Cuba to mount effective counter attacks should she be attacked by the U.S. OCLC records only a single copy of this work OCLC 39900517 (1 copy: US Navy Department Library, Naval History Center)

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        DATOS SOBRE LA MARINA DE GUERRA DE LAS DIFERENTES NACIONES: ESTADOS UNIDOS

      Havana: Impr. y Litografía de la Maestranza de Artillería, 1898.. Letterpress title (verso blank); contents page (verso blank); 4pp. text (recto only of 4 leaves); 1p. text (a table listing all 34 of the "Acorazados" or battleships in the U.S. fleet, recto only); 1p. text (a table of the 51 other vessels ["No Acorazados"] in the U.S. fleet, recto only). Thirty-eight plates (each with a tinted lithographic image of an individual vessel above cross-sectional line images and a letterpress table giving logistical details of the same vessel). Large folio. Black/dark green half calf over textured green paper-covered boards, the flat spine lettered and simply decorated in gilt. Very good. This volume, printed for the Cuban navy's artillery division, illustrates thirty-nine ships in the United States Naval Fleet in detail. Each vessel is illustrated in pictorial and schematic form, with a toned lithograph of each ship and three cross- section views. The U.S.S. Maine, whose sinking in Havana harbor was a precipitating cause of the Spanish-American War, is among the ships illustrated. On each ship, the most vulnerable section is indicated. In the introductory notes, the author indicates that the purpose of this volume is to prepare Cuba for counterattacks to which it may one day be exposed. A large and remarkable volume, and an extremely interesting piece of American naval history. OCLC records only a single copy of this work, at the Naval Historical Center, but also mentions what may be a second copy at Harvard (lacking a titlepage, tentatively dated 1897 and apparently titled BUQUES DE GUERRA DE LA MARINA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA). Quite rare. OCLC 39900517.

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        Lettres à Requien. - Lettres inédites à Sutton Sharpe.

      In La revue de Paris N°10 de la 5ème année & In Le Mercure de France N°318 de la 21ème année 1898 - - In La revue de Paris N°10 de la 5ème année & In Le Mercure de France N°318 de la 21ème année, Paris _1898 &1910, 16,5x25cm & 14x22,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale pour chacun des volumes. Reliures en plein maroquin marron, dos lisses ornés de doubles cartouches dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrements d'un jeu de dodécuples filets dorés s'entrecroisant sur les plats, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, encadrements de sextuples filets dorés sur les gardes, contreplats doublés de maroquin havane, gardes de soie moirée marron, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures conservées, superbes reliures de l'époque signées de M. Lortic. Le premier ouvrage est enrichi de deux dessins originaux à l'encre de Chine de Prosper Mérimée : le premier,signé en bas à droite et légendé, représente le Duc de Brunswick, le second un arbre et un paysage boisé enrichi d'une mention manuscrite en russe "Grâce à Dieu" et "Gloire à Dieu, gloire à vous". Très bel ensemble magnifiquement relié par M. Lortic. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 4370 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth

      London - The Waverley Book Company 1898 - An illustrated set of the novels of William Harrison Ainsworth. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. His Lancashire novels cover altogether 400 years and include The Lancashire Witches, 1848, Mervyn Clitheroe, 1857, and The Leaguer of Lathom. Jack Sheppard, Guy Fawkes, 1841, Old St Paul's, 1841, Windsor Castle, 1843, and The Lancashire Witches are regarded as his most successful novels. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers, but his reputation has not lasted well. As John William Cousin argues, he depends for his effects on striking situations and powerful descriptions. Author's copyright edition. Containing:Ovingdean GrangeThe Flitch of BaconGuy FawkesBoscobelWindsor CastleRookwoodAuriolCrichtonJack SheppardThe Lancashire WitchesThe SpendthriftThe Tower of London (in two volumes)The Miser's DaughterMervyn ClitheroeOld St Paul'sThe Star ChamberIllustrated throughout with two hundered and seventy engraved plates, plus many more vignettes, by Hablot K. Browne, John Gilbert and George Cruikshank (collated complete). Condition: In green cloth bindings. Externally, sound, though with some sunning and bumping to the spines, and a few marks to the boards. One spine dulled. Fourteen hinges strained. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages are bright, though with some slight marginal age-toning and the occasional handling mark, as well as some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untitled [Unknown Mother and Child]. Original Drawing

      [no date]. () Fine. Original drawing (oil pastel on paper). Drawing measures 40.5 X 30.5 CM (16 X 12"). Housed in a thin wooden frame measuring 60 X 48 CM (23.5 X 19") with white matting (with a grey linear border surrounding the image. Signed Gilroy, Calgary on the bottom left corner. A lovely image of a mother holding her child. The full detail of the mothers face contrasts nicely with the simple lines of their bodies. 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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        American Statesmen

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, [1898]. 40 volumes, octavo (186 × 126 mm). Original red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Each volume with photogravure portrait frontispiece and pictorial half titles. Bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, minor rubbing to spines and extremities, an excellent set. Standard library edition. A collection of 28 biographies of the outstanding statesmen of US history to that date, from Benjamin Franklin via Adams, Washington, Hamilton, Jay, Jefferson, Monroe, Webster, Lincoln, and the rest. Two of the biographies are written by Theodore Roosevelt.

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        Battle Hymn of the Republic Words by Julia Ward Howe Music by Jules JordanTOGETHER WITH:Hazard, Caroline and Jules Jordan. Great Western Land A National Hymn Words by Caroline Hazard Music by Jules Jordan. Providence, R.I.: E. G. Billings, 1894.

      E. G. Billings, Providence, R.I. 1898 - Sheet music for Howe's poem set to music especially composed for it by Jules Jordan andSheet music for Hazard's poem set to music especially composed for it by Jules Jordan. Inscribed by the composer in pencil on the front cover of BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, "Miss Caroline Hazard / from Jules Jordan"Both self wrappers, printed in black; page size: 10-3/4 inches x 6-7/8 inches; the Howe is 8pp; the Hazard 4pp; each very good with only a bit of dustiness and age toning. Extremely rare, with Brown University holding the only copies cited in RLIN / OCLC of both pieces of sheet music and the Providence Cooperative Library holding only the Stowe "Uncle Tom's Cabin" song. Jules Jordan (1850-1927), the composer of the two songs offered here, was a well-known singer, composer and music director and teacher. He debuted the title role in Berlioz' "Damnation of Faust" in the U.S., served as conductor for over forty years of the Arion Club, the most important musical society of its time in Providence, R.I. He composed one opera that was performed more than once in the 19th century, "Rip Van Winkle" to very good notices. He composed a number of one-act pieces, usually on American themes, and a number were performed by the Boston Festival Orchestra. Jordan met Caroline Hazard (1856- 1945), the fifth president of Wellesley College, early on in his singing career (ca. 1875) when he sang at the Grace Church in Providence. Mrs. Rowland Hazard, mother of Caroline, introduced her son and daughter Caroline and arranged for both to study singing with Jordan. A few years later Caroline and her brother organized the Narragansett Choral Society, hoping Jordan would be the director. He was too busy at that time, but several years later was successfully prevailed upon by Miss Hazard. Their friendship and association lasted many years. Hazard was also a member of the Arion Society for the years Jordan was director. Both Caroline Hazard and Jules Jordan were poets, but Jordan's role was usually that of composer and orchestrator in his collaborations. Caroline Hazardpublished her first book, NARRAGANSETT BALLADS, in 1894. She was appointed President of Wellesley College in 1899. Both these songs are of a patriotic nature, and it should be noted that a 1903 concert of patriotic songs by Jordan was held on July 3, 1903 in Sayles Hall at Brown University and that "Western Land" was performed (program for concert at Brown University). While the music is not what is associated with the "Battle Hymn" it is suited to the verse and has a pleasant tune. Jules Jordan notes in his memoirs an abundance of friends, so the appearance of inscribed copies of his composed songs should be more plentiful than they are. A piece inscribed to one of his collaborators, who was a friend and student, and an important person in the history of education is most desirable. Jordan, Jules. THE HAPPENINGS OF A MUSICAL LIFE (1922). NAW II, pp. 169-170. See an Image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        JINGLES, JOKES, AND FUNNY FOLKS

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

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        The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. Including the Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery, and Infernal Necromancy.

      Privately Printed, London 1898 - Hardcover. Quarto. xvi + 297pp. Original black buckram boards, with silver title and author to spine and upper board. Beveled edges, top edge gilt, rubricated title page, Frontis plate of Edward Kelly, eight other full-page plates, and 188 vignettes, smaller illustrations etc. in text and as decoration. Although not stated, only 500 copies were printed [GilbertA 25a]. As the title suggests it is a study and collection of material from various grimoires, including "The Key of Solomon," "The Lesser Key of Solomon," "The Grimoire of Honorius," "The Fourth Book of Agrippa," "The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage," etc. etc. "The Book of Black Magic and Pacts" was arguably the first major collection of grimoires to be published in the English language. It was also one of the first books on the subject to be studied by Aleister Crowley, and his reading of it set in motion a chain of events that led to him joining the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn." A truly exceptional copy, without doubt the nicest we have ever seen (and this as specialists with decades of experience in the business). The binding is sharp, clean and bright, looking much as it would have at the time of publicaion. Endpapers unevenly toned, and a little light foxing - mainly confined to the preliminaries and edges. A contemporary previous owner's name and address on the front free endpaper has left a ghost across the half-title. There are some light pencil annotations on a few pages (which could be easily and invisibly erased if so desired). Otherwise the pages are crisp and clean, the binding solid and unmarked. A VG + copy of a scarce and important edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Victorian Statutes. Arranged in Alphabetical and Chronological

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

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        In Memoriam Beauchamp Colclough Urquhart of Meldrum,

      Aberdeen, Printed at the Aberdeen Journal Office,, 1898 . Captain 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (Gazetted Major, 5th April, 1898). Killed in Action at the Battle of the Atbara, Soudan, Good Friday, April 8th, 1898. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, title in gilt to the upper board, top edge gilt, others uncut. Frontispiece and 5 other plates. Free endpapers browned, as usual, some browning else, cloth a little rubbed, but overall very good. First edition. Scarce early memorial volume: COPAC locates the BL, NLS, Durham and Aberdeen copies only; no copies listed on RLIN or OCLC. Urquhart had served in Egypt 1882, and on the Nile Expedition 1884-5. He was killed leading his men forward from the trenches within the zariba. "Truth to say, the enemy were there to kill or be killed. They gave no quarter, and rarely asked for it for themselves, fighting like beasts till death relaxed their thews. A sergeant jumped from the palisade across the five-foot trench underneath, and then pistolled a Dervish who had sprung up in front to spear him. Captain Urquhart, of the Camerons, jumped across about the same moment, and was shot by a rifleman who had lain among the dying waiting an opportunity to slay. Hearing a gun discharged so close behind him, the sergeant wheeled about and shot the Dervish, and one of Urquhart's infuriated men bayonetted the treacherous foe as he fell. Urquhart received a terrible mortal wound through the body. As his men stopped to pick him up he said, 'Never mind me, my lads. Go on Company F'" (from Bennet Burleigh's account in the Daily Telegraph, quoted at length). Black-bordered, mourning carte-de-visite with MS inscription "From Mr. Duff," loosely inserted: this most likely Garden A. Duff who was married to Urquhart's sister.

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        JOHN STODDARD'S LECTURES illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered diring the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard Lectures complete in ten volumes .

      Balch Brothers Co., 1898 - 1911., Boston, - Opera in 15 volumi in 8° legati in tela, titolo ai dorsi, sguardie, antiporta al primo volume, frontespizi, 5089 pp. (salvo errori) comprensive di indici (al fondo del volume 10 e dei supplementi). Per una fortunata combinazione un'altra copia della spettacolare raccolta di viaggi dello Stoddard può essere presentata a Lorsignori. Forse il più ampio, completo, ricco repertorio di viaggi in tutti i principali Paesi del mondo. Appassionante ed affascinante, si trovano descritti in essa non solo i luoghi volta a volta visitati da questo eccezionale viaggiatore , bensì gli usi, i costumi, le consuetudini, le bellezze naturali ed artistiche, insomma un panorama totale che può soddisfare il più incontentabile dei palati. Che dire poi della meravigliosa iconografia, ricchissima, ridondante, magica. È semplicemente "stunning", come dicono i figli d'Albione. Splendida in tutto, anche nella conservazione impeccabile (sole mende riscontrate: uno strappo senza mancanze in una pagina del volume 5, macchiette non deturpanti in due pagine del capitolo riguardante la California, un piatto posteriore che ha preso umidità), l'opera è rara a reperirsi, davvero incantevole.

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        With Peary Near the Pole

      C. Arthur Pearson, Limited, London - 1898, 1st Edition. () Very good. 362 +plates,[fold out at rear]. Octavo. Original red cloth. Stamped boards with spine title in gilt. Minor shelf wear to spine crown and foot; front lower corner bent with small, closed gash on upper edge. Bookplate on front pastedown; endpapers slightly browned. Illustrated frontis; 4 plates from photographs and numerous in-text illustrations. Fold out map of Greenland at rear. Arctic bib 777.Translation of Astrup's journey to Greenland with Peary in 1891-92. Eivind Astrup served aboard the SS Kite, which set out from New York to determine if Greenland was an island. Peary was accompanied by his wife, Josephine Diebitsch Peary, the first female to travel on an expedition to the Arctic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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