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        The Decoration of Houses

      London: B. T. Batsford, 1898. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine. First UK edition, First Impression of the author's first book under her married name (a collection of poems appeared in 1878 under Edith Newbold Jones). Batsford bound up sheets from the first American edition and issued them with a cancel title page. Tall, wide 8vo; pp xxii, 204, [2]pp, with 56 plates and an 8-page publisher's catalogue. Publisher's burgundy cloth, the upper cover decorated in blind and lettered in gilt, the spine titled in gilt, the top edge gilt, the fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. An unusually collectible copy, for all purposes Fine, with all plates present and firmly attached and free of spotting and foxing, all pages (save the toned front fly leaf and first blank) clean, fresh and bright, the binding square and holding firm. Neat and rather elegant ownership inscription to the first blank, dated ‘1.Sept.05.’ Quite scarce in this superb condition. Wharton "was traveling in Europe in early 1895, gathering inspiration for The Decoration of Houses (1897), which she co-wrote with Ogden Codman, a young society architect. . . . Although there is something superficially bizarre about a decorating book whose illustrations are drawn from the great palaces of Europe, the structural principles espoused by Wharton and Codman are essentially functional: rooms must do the work for which they are intended. This first foray into the subject in print was only the beginning: three more books would follow which drew on this expertise and interest—Italian Villas and their Gardens (1904), Italian Backgrounds (1905), and A Motor-Flight Through France (1908)." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Jahresmappe der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst in Wien. With Kathe Kollwitz Pencil Signed Original Lithograph

      Wien/Vienna: Society for Reproduction of Viennese Art The "Jahresmappe" was issued annually from 1898 to 1931 (excepting 1915 when it was not published). Each year typically included three to six large folio-sized original lithographs, etchings or woodcuts by notable artists working in Austria. The works for each year were enclosed in a folded printed wrapper This collection contains the artwork issued for the years 1902 through 1910; 1912 through 1914; 1916 through 1920; and 1926. In all, 72 pieces (of 84) pieces from the years 1902 through 1920 are present. 1926 is complete with 3 - bringing the total count to 75. Several of the pieces are in color. All etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, are signed by the artists (usually in pencil) except for 1920 when titles and credits were printed. Artwork is all fine or near fine, most of the tissue protectors present. The original printed paper wrappers are included for all sets. The paper wrappers are for the most part fine or near fine though 1919 is only "fair", 1920 and 1926 about "good." Of particular note is the Kathe color lithograph titled "Arbeiterfrau", signed by Kollwitz in pencil and included in the 1906 set. The lithograph is in mint condition. Other artists include Joseph Pennell, Lovis Corinth, Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Albert Baertsoen, Rudolf Junk and Roland Strasser. The collection is encased in a customJahresmappe hardcover folding portfolio, titled on the front panel. The portfolio is in good condition - moderately worn and soiled but complete. A detailed listing of the contents is available as are photographs. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information. . Signed By Artist. Portfolio. Near Fine. Illus. by Kathe Kollwitz et al. . Elephant Folio.

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        The movements of the food in the oesophagus. Presentation copy.

      1898. 1898 - Cannon, Walter B. (1871-1945) and Moser, Albert. The movements of the food in the oesophagus. Offprint from Am J. Physiology 1 (1898). 435-444pp. 243 x 172 mm. Original printed wrappers, small chip in upper corner of front wrapper, minor creasing. Inscribed by Cannon on the front wrapper: "With the regards of W. B. Cannon." Docketed on front wrapper. First Edition, offprint issue. Cannon was the first to use x rays to study the digestive system; his work laid the foundations of gastrointestinal radiology. The present paper, written while Cannon was still a medical student, describes Cannon's first experiments with x-rays to examine the mechanism of swallowing, including his first public demonstration, by means of x-rays, of the phenomena of deglutition. This ground-breaking work was undertaken less than a year after Roentgen's discovery of the x-ray. DSB. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        THE LAST LEMURIAN: A WESTRALIAN ROMANCE

      London: James Bowden ... New York: M. F. Mansfield,. [1898]. original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white, black, red and gold, spine panel stamped in gold.. Slight spine lean, hairline cracks along inner hinges which are still. holding tight, cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, a. very good or better copy. (#130777). First edition, U.S. issue. "Adventure story set in Western Australia of the discovery of pigmy subhuman people ruled over by Tor Ymmothe, the last Lemurian." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 191. "Exuberant, somewhat ludicrous semi-juvenile adventure romance ... Motifs include a lost race of Lemurians who live around an extinct volcano; a bunyip -- a monster with a human head, crocodile body, and assorted appendages; a sleeping beauty who awakens but later crumbles into dust; a curse laid on the land by a mistreated missionary; semi-vampirism and bondage; alchemical gold; and a ghost." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1450. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1982. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 202. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 228. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 20. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Bleiler (1978), p. 176. Reginald 12823.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        [ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH OF A GROUP OF MEXICAN MEN]

      Amica, Mexico. 1898.. Pencil sketch, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (visible size within the mat). Framed and matted. Near fine. Not examined out of frame. A nice pencil sketch by the acclaimed Western artist, Edward Borein, done early in his career. The drawing shows five Mexican men, seated and standing, wearing ponchos and sombreros. It was likely done by the young artist as a figure sketch. It dates to Borein's first sojourn to Mexico. Borein was working as a vaquero on a ranch in Malibu and creating art on the side, when the ranch owner financed a trip for him to Mexico. Borein went there in 1897, and remained in Mexico until 1899. The town of Amica is in the province of Jalisco and is located just northwest of Mexico City. Signed in pencil by Borein along the lower left edge. John Edward Borein (1872-1945) was born and raised in California. He worked on ranches as a young man before attending art school in San Francisco, and returned to ranching in the 1890s. He left ranching behind at the turn of the century to concentrate exclusively on art, and rose to the front ranks of Western illustrators. A nice, early image by an influential Western artist.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ALS, with photograph

      Handwritten letter, signed (217 x 142 mm). To an unknown recipient, on one side of folded letterhead of the Archivio di psichiatria, scienze penali ed antropologia criminale, Torino: January 11, 1898.& & With photograph of Lombroso, housed in a thick paper folder. Lombroso (1835-1909) was one of the great observers of criminals and their background and activities. He produced numerous volumes of work on a variety of aspects of behavior, as well as conceiving the Archivio (the fundamental periodical in the history of psychiatric and anthropological criminology), 1880-99. & & He here thanks the recipient for his letter, and asks him to tell his colleague (Luffatti or Luppati) that he would certainly accept his proposal concerning his [archives], although he states that they are a little poor in legal matters.& & The carte-de-vista is circa 1880.&

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        NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN (COMPLETE IN TEN VOLUMES) (Leather Bound)

      J. M. Dent and Co. Good. 1898. Hardcover. Complete 10 volume set. Three quarter green moroccan leather bound covers with 4 raised bands and gilt stamped spine decor have heavy wear to extremities. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Three boards are detached but still present. Other hinges are weakening. Marbled end sheets are still bright and glossy. Color frontispieces protected by tissue. Each volume is illustrated with headpieces and several color plates. Pages clean, untoned, appear unread, and in pristine condition. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Two books by O'Donovan Rossa (one signed): 1. Rossa's Recollections. 1838-1898. 2. Irish Rebels in English Prisons, a Record of Prison Life, Author's Autographed Edition (1910)

      Mariner's Harbor, NY: Self Published. 1898. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Rossa's Recollections is a first printing, 1898. Irish Rebels in English Prisons is a NY, Kenedy, (1910) printing. The first book is bound in green cloth, 402 pp., light soil to cloth, minor tanning to pages, VG. "Irish Rebels" is bound in green cloth gilt, 442 pp., has a double portrait frontispieces, the "Author's Autographed Edition" and signed in pen below the second of the two portraits. Truly signed and not a "printed" signature. VG, light wear, light soil to endpapers. RARE, OCLC records NO copies of the autographed edition except in microfilm. Rossa was one of the most famous of the Irish rebels and Fenian Brotherhood members, banned from Ireland by the 1870 Agreement, he lived in New York for most of the rest of his life although he was allowed to visit Ireland on a number of occasions later in his life. . catalog10/12

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        THE MISSION THAT FAILED! A TALE OF THE RAID & OTHER POEMS REPRINTED FROM THE "OWL" ETC

      Cape Town: T. Maskew Miller/Cape Times Limited, 1898.. Pictorial gray wrappers, printed in black. Portrait. Illustrative title (replicating the wrapper design). Narrow, short crack at toe of spine, else near fine. First edition of the first separate publication by the future author of an enormous string of popular thrillers, as well as co- scriptwriter for KING KONG.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Chief Yellow Horn [Original Painting]

      [no date]. () Near fine. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 94 X 76 CM (37.5 X 30") in frame 115.50 X 94 CM (45.5 X 37"). Richly detailed and coloured painting in a large decorative wooden frame (gilt and light brown). Some light wear to frame. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom right corner. A wonderful, large portrait depicting a wise and resolute looking Native Man; with a richly detailed background and full headdress which make this a very striking 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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        Seventeen Volumes of Harrison Ainsworth Novels

      nbsp;London - The Waverley Book Company Ltd., 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very handsome collection of Harrison Ainsworth novels. Ovingdean Grange, The Flitch of Bacon, Guy Fawkes, Boscobel, Windsor Castle, Rookwood, Auriol, Crichton, Jack Sheppard, The Lancashire Witches, The Spendthrift, The Tower of London (in two volumes), The Miser's Daughter, Mervyn Clitheroe, Old St Paul's and The Star Chamber. Author's Copyright edition. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne and George Cruikshank throughout. William Harrison Ainsworth, 1805 1882, was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Boscobelis described as 'a romantic and exciting true story of Charles Stuart's defeat and flight'. Rookwood is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth published in 1834. It is a historical and gothic romance that describes a dispute over the legitimate claim for the inheritance of Rookwood Place and the Rookwood family name. Condition: In full cloth bindings and decorative gilt spines. Externally, lovely condition with only some very slight bumping. Internally, firmly bound, though onetissue guard has becomeloose. Very bright and clean with some slight spotting to endpapers only. There are a number of uncut pages and a few marks to the text block edges on a few volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Description of Greece

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1898. Translated with Commentary by J. G. Frazer. In Six Volumes. 6 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt. Ownership ink stamps to front free endpapers and half-titles. Bindings lightly rubbed, occasional small marks to boards, contents toned. An excellent set. First Frazer editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LES MENUS & PROGRAMMES ILLUSTRÉS. Invitations - Billets de Faire Part - Cartes d?Adresse - petites Estampes du XVIIe siècle jusqu?a nos jours... Paris, Librairie Artistique G. Boudet Editeur 1898.

      Splend. ril. in cart. marmorizz., dorso e ang. in mz. pelle, tit. in oro e nervat. al dorso, taglio sup. in oro, raff. copertine orig. ill. a colori (incluso il dorso) conservate all?int., cm 33x24, pp 402, 460 ill. b/n nel t., 20 preg. tavv a colori f.t. di cui 1 su doppia pag. Ediz. numer., dal n. 54 al 1050 stamp. cu carta Vélin, il nostro è il n° 505. Ottimo esempl.

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        Religio Medici

      London: George Bell, 1898. (BINDING) One of 500 copies, printed by the Chiswick Press. Sm 4to. . In an unusual Viennese binding of full red morocco, upper cover gilt with title at center, surrounded with a series of gilt stylized floral and geometric motifs somewhat reminiscent of the ornaments of W.A. Dwiggins and signed "L K", panelled spine with title label, lower cover tooled with blind line and floral roll, t.e.g., others uncut, by Franz Lysakowski, Vienna (name tooled in blind on lower cover. Upper joint starting, else fine; in the binder's card slipcase with his label

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Encyclopaedia; Or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature

      Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1898. Leather Bound. Very Good. Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1898. Supplement volumes Philadelphia: Budd and Bartram for Thomas Dobson, 1803. 23 Volumes. Thick 4to. 19th Century full tree calf, red leather spine labels. Corners worn, superficial chipping, a few joints split. Vol I: front cover separated. Vol II's front joint split. Marbled end pages. Tight bindings. Contents very good, plates and some portions of text foxed. Two printed folding tables + 595 (of 597) engraved plates, including frontis at Vol I's title page and one graph that appears in Vol VIII (Plate CCLXXXXVIII). Occasional tears and dog-earing throughout. Most do not effect text. Some scattered tearing, foxing, scarce penciling and scarce minor damp staining. 4 plates marginally trimmed (CXIII. CXXXVIII-CXXXIX, and CLXXXIII). Text Vol I: Penciling to lower portion of dedication leaf, tear to text of pp787-796. Text Vol II: Lower corner torn from next to last text leaf. Text Vol III: Tear to ffep and printed area of first 10 leaves. Vol IV: Folding table worn and split along folds, with some loss near vertical fold. Edgewear to p347-350. Vol VIII: 2 foldouts (printed table + 1 folding plate, CCLXXXXVIII). Crease to pp87-88. Vol IX: Creasing to lower corner of title, pp[1]-10, and pp736-784. Vol XII: Early owner's neatly handwritten notes bound in at 770pp.Vol XIII: Lower corner torn from 6th to last text leaf. Vol XVIII: Lower corner torn from title leaf.The plates encompass the full range of subject matter dealt with in the encyclopedia's text-- Machinery, mathematics, wildlife, botany, agriculture, pottery, navigation, military strategy, maps, and nine plates of engraved musical score. One of the maps (CCCCX) has hand-colored outline. Supplement Vol I concludes with a 61-page entry on Electricity. Vol XV: Includes the four page addendum related to John Fox.The Encyclopaedia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia") is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still in print. It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland as three volumes. This is the first American edition in eighteen volumes with supplements growing it to a total of twenty three volumes. Still in print today, the Encyclopaedia is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert contributors. It is regarded as one of the most scholarly of encyclopedias. Please view our pictures of this lovely set.This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        The Land of Long Ago. A Visit to Fairyland with Humpty Dumpty

      London: Ernest Nister. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Pen and Ink Illustrations By E. Stuart Hardy. 1898 (dated from British Library). Contains 6 wonderful full page Victorian Chromolithographic pop-ups (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, There Was an Old Woman who lived in a shoe and Beauty and the Beast). In addition there are sepia line illustrations on all of the 21 pages of text. This book was printed in Bavaria, which was the centre of chromolithographic printing at this time and the quality of the chromolithographs belies this. All of the pop-ups are original and are in perfect working condition. Specific condition: Binding: The binding has been professionally re-strung and some of the page joins have been re-inforced with the original end papers, backstrip etc. all being retained. The corners are worn. Interior: Some of the pop up support tabs have been replaced and some of the figures have been re-inforced from behind. The corner of the floor to one of the scenes has been replaced and a tear to one of the text pages has been bonded (both done professionally). There is a crease to the edge of one of the scenes. There is a certain amount of soiling to some of the pages and the cover boards - this is commensurate with the age of the book. Overall this book is in very good condition. I have provided a scan of the cover (which is a composite of two parts, hence the apparent split down the image) but if you would like a view of one of the pop-ups please feel free to e-mail me as it really is the beautiful chromo pop ups that sell this book. Note: I have many other other pop-ups. Please browse my Pop-up / Panorama / Movable catalogue. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        THE LAND OF LONG AGO - A VISIT TO FAIRYLAND WITH HUMPTY DUMPTY

      Published by Ernest Nister, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1898 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Hardy, E. Stuart. Good condition with no wrapper. Large oblong format. Green cloth spine, pictorial paper boards. Floral decorated endpapers. 6 beautiful pop-up scenes illustrated by chromoliths. B/w text illustrations throughout. A book of traditional fairy tales. Corners lightly worn. Cloth spine unevenly faded. Covers nice and bright, rear cover lightly scratched. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Centre of first gathering detached. Hinges pulled. A few light marks to contents. Pop-up scenes in excellent condition. Overall a very nice copy for its age. [S]

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        Almanach du Bibliophile pour l'annEe 1898 [-1903]

      Paris: ‹douard Pelletan, 1898-1903. Limited numbered edition on china paper, limited to 100 copies (vol. I) and 50 copies (vols. II-VI). 6 vols., 8vo. Illustrations and decorations thoughout by or after Bellery-Desfontaines, Florian, Steinlen, Grasset, Colin, and Dunki. Bound in contemporary half red morocco, gilt, original wrappers bound in (except vol. I rear wrapper), light wear to spines, vol. 6 front joint worn through in one spot, internally near fine. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 280 . A complete run of all six published volumes of this French book collecting annual. "These six volumes have their significant place in the history of book collecting through - articles on fine binding, notable collectors, the rare-book market, and other bibliophilic subjects" (Ray)

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      New York, 19 Feb. [1898 or 1899]. Letter. Usual folds from mailing, otherwise about Fine. A two-page SIGNED letter on both sides of plain stationery written in Stanton's large handwriting thanking "Mrs. Lord" for "helping me to push the sale of my Book EIGHTY YEARS & MORE." Stanton suggests, "Perhaps your brother Thomas would take several copies to distribute among impecunious relatives & Richard Hullnell(?) might do the same. It would do no harm to suggest it as my sons are the publishers. all the financial profits come to me & as my income is very limited I appreciate all such favors from my friends." Stanton's autobiography, EIGHTY YEARS & MORE: REMINISCENCES 1815-1897, was published in 1898.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Two Magics. The Turn of the Screw, Covering End

      London: William Heinemann,, 1898. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, flower design to upper board in blind. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine rolled and a little darkened, light rubbing at extremities, hinges repaired, spotting to endpapers. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, in a later state of the binding with nine flowers in blind on the cover. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language. One of only 1,500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Two Magics. The Turn of the Screw; Covering End

      London: William Heinemann. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Wear to extremities, especially at spine. With cloth worn through at foot of spine. Some foxing, but contents otherwise good. 1898, January. First edition, first impression. Turquoise hardback cloth cover. 310pp :: 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5") :: First hardback printing of "The Turn of the Screw", his classic ghost story. Cover with impressed 'four iris' design, title page in red & black, and 32 page catalogue at end of book .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol

      London: Leonard Smithers,, 1898. Octavo. Original white and purple cloth, titles to spine and design to upper board gilt. Ownership inscription to each front endpaper. Cloth rubbed and spotted, a little wear at the tips, spotting and toning of endpapers. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, one of only 99 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf, third edition overall. Following the immediate success of the first trade edition of 800 copies, Smithers immediately reprinted and sold out a second trade edition. Wilde then had the idea of a more attractive signed, limited edition, to be published immediately in only 99 copies.

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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. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, black surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece portrait and 6 maps, 2 of them folding and coloured, 4 full-page. A little rubbed and spotted, light browning and scattered foxing, marginal hygroscopic damping of the coated paper of the full-page maps and at the catalogue, contemporary bookplate to the front pastedown, a very good 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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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1898 First edition. One of 800 copies on handmade paper, and there were also 30 copies on Japanese vellum. Bound original publisher's two-tone cloth with light rubbing and soiling, a few small stains, and a small pencil ownership signature to front endpaper. Overall, a very good or better copy. Mason 371.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. English, French, German. Italian and Danish Translations Comparatively Arranged in Accordance with the Text of Edward Fitzgerald's Version. With Further Selections, Notes, Biographies, Bibliographies, and Other Material. Edited by Nathan Haskell Dole. The Multi Variorum Edition

      L. C. Page and Company. Boston. U. S. A. 1898. TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.8 inches). Illustrated with 5 portraits, plus 12 mono engravings by Garnett & James, each with a printed tissue guard. Bound in white cloth with elaborate gilt decorative border on all four boards surrounding the full details of the publication, stamped in red and gilt and interspersed with floral decorations. Spines lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Previous owners bookplate on the front paste-down endpapers. Fine and bright copies of the books, the gilt and white cloth still gleaming and bright, protected in the original red cloth dustwrappers which reproduce the lettering and decoration of the spines, again, in gilt. Uncommon in such wonderful condition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3

      London: Leonard Smithers,, 1898. Octavo. Original vellum-backed mustard cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Vellum spine a little dusty, cloth a touch thumbed but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The limited issue being one of just 30 numbered copies printed on japon. On the verso of the title page is a hand written, 16-line poem titled "In Memoriam Oscar Wilde" and signed George Ives. The verses allude to those who had betrayed Wilde and ends "Some day on history's page / Shall his mournful fate be told / Young eyes in a better age / Shall weep at this tale of old". Ives was a minor poet and founder of the Order of Chaeronea, a secret society for homosexuals. He was to be one of the very few of Wilde's friends who visited him during his imprisonment.

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

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

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        London Types [Quatorzains by W.E. Henley]

      New York: R.H. Russell, 1898. Large quarto. (13 x 10 3/4 inches). 1p publisher's advertisement at end. 12 plates printed in colours, from original woodcuts by William Nicholson. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards, the upper cover blocked with a design in red and black after Nicholson, the lower cover blocked with a the publisher's mark (light soiling and scuffing to extremities). A fine copy og the first American edition of Nicholson and Henley's important and popular work. William Nicholson, with his brother-in-law James Pryde, produced posters that were a revelation to late 19th-century London. Nicholson went on to adapt his dramatic woodblock style to book illustration, publishing a series of highly successful works (the best known being An Alphabet; London Types; An Almanac of Twelve Sports) before turning to painting full-time with the encouragement of J.McN. Whistler. In the present work, in a striking series of images, Nicholson deftly captures the individual character of fin-de-siecle London 'types.' His selection starts with the bus driver on the cover, and continues inside with the guardsman, the hawker, the beef- eater, the sandwich-man, the coster, the lady, the bluecoat boy, the policeman, the news-boy, the drum-major, the flower girl and the, barmaid. A contemporary New York reviewer was enthusiastic: 'William Nicholson, whom Whistler has pronounced the greatest English artist since Hogarth, will follow up The Alphabet, his fabulous success of last year, with a volume of London Types. His drawing is full of character and has been most successfully reproduced. "A good deal of the effect," says The Critic, "is due to the modest scale of the colors employed. As in the earliest Italian and German attempts in color printing, the modelling and local color are indicated with a few tones of brown and occasional touches of one or two brighter colors. But very few old prints can compare with these for pictorial effect. Mr. Nicholson has learned something of the Japanese, also; and while his treatment is in general simpler than that of his European predecessors, he frequently uses delicate gradations which they did not attempt. His sense of the value of rich blacks in representing masses of deep shadow or of dark local color is extraordinary." His bold and characteristic style is at its best in London Types, of which there is to be a Popular Edition on cartridge paper bound in boards, a Library Edition bound in cloth [on Japanese vellum], and an edition de luxe with hand-colored plates. " (The Literary News [New York: 1898], vol. XIX, p.304). The three editions were published by Russell at $1.50; $3.75 and $45. It is interesting to note that Henley, little known in America at the time, was ignored by the reviewer. A literary editor and poet of note, his best known poem is now 'Invictus': an inspiration to Nelson Mandela on Robben Island and the origin of Clint Eastwood's recent film of the same name.

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        The Nigger of the Narcissus. A Tale of the Sea

      London, Heinemann 1898, 1898. First edition. 8vo. Pp259 + 16pp ads catalogue dated 1897. Publisher's gilt-decorated grey cloth, edges untrimmed. Minor rubbing to the extremities, toning to spine panel, some bumping and softening of spine ends. A solid. clean copy.

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        THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." A Tale of the Sea

      London: William Heinemann, 1898 Conrad, Joseph. THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." A Tale of the Sea. London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. 8vo., 259pp. + 36 pages of ads at the rear, 2 pages of reviews prior to the half title. First Edition, Second Impression. The copyright page prints: "First Edition 1897 / New Impression 1898". Publisher's slate gray cloth gilt lettered on the spine, the publisher's name in 3 mm high capital letters in gold at the tail; the publisher's gold life preserver enclosing the book title embossed as an ornament on the upper cover. A very good bright copy, the front fly leaf neatly restored, the text block clean & free of blemish. A very uncommon issue published April, 1898 originally published in 1897 in the U.S. as THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA.. 1st Edition.

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        The Nigger of the Narcissus

      Heinemann London 1898 - First UK Edition Second Impression with 36 pp ads . A Fine copy with tiny patches of rubbing to extremities (photo). Textblock exceptionally clean and tight. Pages unopened. No inscriptions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS

      1898. London: William Heinemann, 1898. 4 pp undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated Autumn 1897. Original grey cloth with gilt life preserver. First English Edition of Conrad's third novel (the slightly earlier American edition was titled THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA). This tale was~the novel which he saw as a turning point in his imagination and in his career... [It] was to shift his concern from Malay subjects to a much deeper and more intense concern with life and death, the mythical sea and the transient individual, survival itself, themes which in ensuing years would become his major subject matter. [Karl]~Conrad planned THE NIGGER to be a short story, to accompany several others he was writing (which would become TALES OF UNREST) -- first referring to it as consisting of "25,000 words at least," six days later projecting it to consist of 30,000, and ultimately bringing it in at well over 50,000.~This copy has the ads in the earliest state (16 pp dated Autumn 1897), and has the publisher's spine imprint in non-uniform large letters (no priority established). It is a very good copy, with wear at the foot of the spine (and just a little at the top); atypically, the brittle laid endpapers are not cracked. Cagle A3.c.1, binding state a.

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        The Nigger of the Narcissus

      Heinemann London 1898. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First UK Edition Second Impression with 36 pp ads . A Fine copy with tiny patches of rubbing to extremities (photo). Textblock exceptionally clean and tight. Pages unopened. No inscriptions.

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        Untitled [Bears - Original Painting]

      - [no date]. () Near fine. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 13.5" X 18" (34.2 X 45.75 CM) in 20.5" X 24.75" (52 X 62.8 CM) cloth and wood painted frame. Some wear and chipping to frame, else in fine condition. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom right corner. A beautiful original painting in rich colours depicting a bear striding through a field. Another bears head pokes up over a hill just behind the first. In the background a lush mountain scene is visible. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 – 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aftenrøde. Slutningsspil. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1898. 201 s. Priv. halvlæder

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        Analysis of Mendelssohn's Organ Works: A Study of Their Structural Features for the Use of Students

      William Reeves, Fleet Street, London 1898 - Hardback copyright 1898; withdrawal from Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md; blue cloth boards with gilt lettering; boards show gently bumped corners (see photo); pages a bit tanned but generally clean and blemish free; numerous fold-outs with musical notation; usual ex-library indicators; 123 pages Plus 8 pages of ads (wbc). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Making Of A Saint

      L. C. Page And Company, Boston, Massachusetts 1898 - Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. This is the author's second book. Lettering on spine is in (both) gilt for the title and black for author. Front board has green and gilt embossed picture of a knight with sword on horse approaching a castle. Beautiful copy of a classic novel. Copy has prior owner's name (B S Nogle) stamped in very small letters on several pages, including front flyleaf, list of illustrations page and inside of back board. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "A historical novel of Renaissance Italy." Has 351 pages plus 8 pages of ads of other books published by L. C. Page at that time. : B&W Illustrations [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        King Oscar Ii (print)

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

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        VOLUMEN FACTICIO SOBRE ASUNTOS ECONÓMICOS y sociales DE LA ESPAÑA DE FINALES DEL XIX

      - "TÍTULO: La Salvación, el engrandecimiento moral y la felicidad de España, ó sean los medios seguros de conseguirlos, manifestados por D. Juan Eugenio Ruiz Gómez; proyecto de Constitución de la futura República federal Ibérica. JUNTO CON Obra II: Las Obras de Don Juan Antonio Cavestany ante el sentido común. JUNTO CON Obra III: Proyecto de exposición mercado permanente de productos españoles en Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) sometido a la aprobación del "Fomento del trabajo nacional" De Barcelona por Don Manuel de Estevas y Uria. JUNTO CON Obra IV y V: Cartas a Don Emilio Castelar: Acerca de Sus Reflexiones Sobre La Reconciliacion Entre La Iglesia y La Democracia por José María Ordoñez. Obra VI: Cuestiones económicas de la Nación española por D. Isidoro Gómez de Aróstegui. Obra VII: La propiedad de la atmósfera ó La riqueza del vuelo. Heliodoro Rojas; Obra VIII: En justa vindicación. Antecedentes y consideraciones acerca de un litigio de actualidad. Por Rodrigo Nó y de y Francisco Antonio CAVERO,IMPRESOR-LUGAR: Obra I: Madrid : Fernando Cao y Domingo de Val, 1898. Obra II: Sevilla, Jose María Ariza, 1879: Obra III: Madrid : R. Velasco, 1903; Obra IV y V: Madrid Sucesores de Ribadeneyra. 1886. Obra VI: Madrid. Hijos de R. Álvarez, 1999; Obra VII: Madrid : Est. Tip. de "El Liberal" 1905. Obra VIII: En Madrid. Est. Tip. El Trabajo. 1899.DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: 87 p. ; Obra II: 60 p. Obra III; 118 p. Obra IV y V: 96 p cada obra. Obra VI: 79 p. Obra VII: 99 p., 2 h. Obra VIII: 120 p. 8º. 210 x 150 mm.ENCUADERNACIÓN: Holandesa época. Con título FOLLETOS, grabado en dorado en lomo.CONSERVACIÓN: Muy buen estado.La obra IV y V son dos ejemplares de la misma publicación.Interesante conjunto publicaciones económicas y socio políticas muy raras en comercio y algunas ausentes en la Biblioteca Nacional" Año: 1879

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        The Works of Lord Byron, a new, revised and enlarged edition with illustrations, complete in 13 volumes: Poetry in 7 vols. plus Letters and Journals in 6 vols.

      John Murray, London 1898 - Complete set in 13 volumes (7 volumes of Poetry plus 6 volumes of Letters and Journals). 1898. One of 250 sets. The first volume of 'Poetry' has a handwritten note by the publisher, John Murray, on a front blank page ''No 215, J. M.''; the rest of the volumes are initialed by Murray on the limitation page, but none of the other volumes are numbered. Hardcover, 4tos., quarter blue leather with blue cloth boards, gilt title on spines, gilt coat of arms on front covers, teg, silk bookmarks. Illustrated with tissue-covered plates. Very Good to Near Fine copies. Strong, sound bindings. Spines sunned; light rubbing and wear to the spines, especially at the ends. Occasional foxing to a blank page or blank side of a plate, but the text is clean, bright and unmarked. 13 volume set, all currently housed in protective mylar sleeves. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lady Meux Manuscript No.1: The Lives of Maba Seyon and Gabra Krestos

      W. Griggs, London, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Number 102 of 300 copies in the original stamped morocco binding with 92 chromolithographs. lxxxiii, 144, 65 ll, printed on one side only, light age toning, a few stray finger marks, otherwise unmarked. Modest wear at edges and corners. The Ethiopic texts are at the rear in the original with the translation and plates preceding. A mammoth an impressive production. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 043255. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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

      This is a full set of four British first edition, first printings in first printing dust jackets.  Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume.  Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928.  Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s.  The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938.  The work was very well received, both critically and aesthetically.  The first edition is a physically impressive production.  The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 inches and are roughly 2 inches thick.  Each is bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge.  Moreover, each volume is profusely illustrated.  Unfortunately, the plum cloth binding in Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading.  (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.)  Without the dust jackets, Volumes I-III are nearly always spine faded and jacketed first editions are now scarce.  Particularly scarce are first printing dust jackets for Volumes I & II.  We caution collectors to be wary of price-clipped dust jackets, as later impression Volume I & II dust jackets state either "2nd Impression" or "3rd Impression" printed next to the price on the lower front flap.  No such problem applies to Volumes III & IV, which each had only a single printing.  This full British first edition, first printing set features all four volumes in very good plus or better condition, with the accompanying dust jackets in very good minus or better condition.  The Volume II, III & IV dust jacket retain the original front flap prices.  The Volume I dust jacket is price-clipped, but nonetheless definitively first printing; the clipped portion of the front flap is small and the part of the jacket flap where either "2nd Impression" or "3rd Impression would be printed remains intact with no mention of any later printing.  Moreover, as evidenced by the differential toning of the endpapers caused by the jacket flaps, this first printing book has clearly spent its life with this dust jacket.  The dust jackets proved susceptible to spine toning.  Here spine toning is minimal, with good spine color across the set and the Volume I jacket spine notably retaining the original light gray color.  The Volume II, III, and IV dust jackets are highly complete with only fractional chipping at the spine ends.  The Volume I dust jacket has excellent spine presentation with only fractional chipping at the spine ends, but does show a .25 inch hole at the lower rear hinge, minor losses at edges and corners (the greatest being a .5 inch deep triangular chip at the lower edge of the rear panel), and a small abrasion to the upper third of the rear panel.  The upper rear hinge of the Volume II dust jacket shows some black marks and the Volume IV spine shows some small, light damp stains.  Spine presentation is nonetheless quite good overall.  All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  The dust jackets have done their job; we note bright, unfaded volumes beneath.  The contents of all four volumes are crisp, bright, and tight.  All four volumes feel unread.  Trivial spotting appears limited to the Volume II & III page edges and the Volume IV endsheets.  The fore edges of Volumes I, II & IV show various degrees of age-toning.  Previous ownership marks are limited to the following: Volume I bears an inked notation on the ffep verso reading "Madison Book Store / 26 May 1938", Volume II bears a single inked previous owner name on the ffep, and Volume III bears an inked gift inscription on the ffep dated "March 28th 1940".  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa); Langworth p.166

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        Fifteenth memoir of The Egypt exploration fund. Published by order of the committee..

      London, The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund,, 1898. 1898 Folio, pp. VIII, 51, XXXVIII tavv. f.t. a colori e in bianco e nero comprese due riproduzioni fotografiche di teschi e radiografie. Legatura in mezza percallina editoriale, con titolo in rosso al dorso. Rara prima edizione. Altri autori di questa opera: W.M. Deshasheh. 1897. By W.M.Flinders Petrie, D.C.L?.Edwards Professor of egyptology, University College, London... With a Chapter by F. Ll. Griffith, M.A., F.S.A..

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        Ustica. -

      Praga, Mercy, 1898.In-folio. Mezza tela editoriale. 2 carte geografiche colorate, una più volte ripieg. e montata su tela, e 58 tavv. f.t. XII, 132 pp.; testo in tedesco. L'unica edizione di questa dettagliata descrizione: flora, fauna, mineralogia, usi e costumi della popolazione ecc. Interessante, in fine, la bibliografia di scritti e carte geografiche sull'isola, dal 1560 al 1896. Può essere considerata la continuazione dell'altra opera di Ludwig Salvator sulle isole Lipari, Praga 1893-96.

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        The Orchids of Sikkim Himalaya.

      Calcutta, printed at the Bengal Secretariat Press, 1898. 4 volumes. Folio (348 x 275mm). pp. (14), iii, iv, 342, 11, with 453 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering. First major publication on the orchids of the Himalaya. George King (1840-1909) was superintendent of the Calcutta Botanic Gardens. In 1887 he launched the 'Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta', which became the vehicle for impressive and profusely illustrated monographs. The present rare monograph forms the 8th volume of this periodical. Copies with the plates coloured are very rare. The illustrations (all after drawings by R. Pantling) were never issued fully coloured; the colouring is confined to the essential details of the orchids. The 4 volumes are divided as follows: I. Letterpress; II. Plates of Malaxideae; III. Plates of Epidendreae & Vandeae; IV. Plates of Listereae, Goodyereae, Ophrydea & Cypripedieae. "The plates in the 'Orchids of the Sikkim Himalaya'... were coloured by the sons of Nepalese coolies, who had never, until [the author] Mr Pantling took them in hand, been accustomed to use any implements more delicate than a hoe. Mr Pantling's perseverance and skill in drilling these boys into accurate colourists was considered marvellous by all who had seen them at work" (Desmond, The European discovery of the Indian flora p. 152). One plate with loss of corner at the upper margin not affecting the illustration. Provenance: Bookplate of Tessier-Yandell and gilt lettered name of G.T. Lane on frontcover. Nissen BBI, 1051; Stafleu & Cowan 3660.

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        Antar. Poème Héroique Arabe des Temps Antéislamiques

      H. Piazza et Cie 1898 Four volumes: two volumes Antar, two on Dinét Folio Illustrated in colour by E. Dinet Full binding by Canape (full morocco in burnt orange, cream, olivegreen, purple and brown, heavy gilt, raised bands on spine, inner dentelles, moirée silk doublures, all edges gilt) full morocco with marbled paper chemise, suède lined box. Original wrappers bound in. Georges Canape (1864-1940) succeeded his father J. Canape, in 1894. Like many of his contemporaries, he soon adopted a restrained version of the Art Nouveau esthetic popularized by Marius-Michel. Canape?s own compositions often consisted of floral emblems within rather formal borders. At the annual Paris Salons, he offered the new style, blended with classical revival bindings, all executed with superb technical precision Special edition with an additional (to the coloured ones) suite of plates in black on china paper (This suite separately bound). An absolutely stunning book. The illustrations by Dinet bring to life the legend of Antar, the triumph of good over evil. Dinet spent a large part of his life in Morocco, and he also converted to Islam. He portrayed the people of the desert and their culture as few artists have been able to do. To quote the publishers: ?All of these epic illustrations were drawn by him (Dinet) in nature amongst the people of the Saharas, during the many long years he spent with them, in the mysterious solitude of this region where he has seen the life of the Arabs of the Desert, whose strange and wild poetry he has brought to us with his rare talent. Fights, dances, razzias, caravans, celebrations, hunts, etc., etc., all the parts in the life of the Nomadic Arabs, one will find amongst the compositions which accompany the text of each page of Antar Fine One of 25 copies (of a total edition of 300) on grand velin d?Arches paper

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