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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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        THE GOLLIWOGG'S BICYCLE CLUB

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1898 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Upton, Florence. Very good condition with no wrapper. Oblong format. Blue cloth spine. Profusely illustrated in bright colours. Corners worn, covers slightly grubby. Spine a little bit rubbed to head and tail. A few faint finger marks to margins otherwise contents bright and clean. A very nice early edition. [S]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        Five Years in Siam From 1891 to 1896. Two Volumes.

      London John Murray First English Edition 1898 - 8vo. (16) 330pp, (9), 337pp. With nine maps and plans (some folding) 15 full page plates and numerous other text illustrations. Edges uncut. Recently rebound in blue/green buckram gilt retaining pictorial onlays of elephants to front covers of both volumes. An attractive set of this scarce work on late nineteenth century Thailand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers]
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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.

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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."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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