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

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

      [Bookseller: Gene W. Baade Books on the West]
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        Autographed Typed Letter from Susan B. Anthony on the Stationery of the National American Woman Suffrage Association to Helen Pillsbury Cogswell, the daughter of Pillsbury Cogswell. Dated 19 December 1898. Includes the letter's envelope featuring the Il

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

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        The Cruise of the "Cachalot"

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Adventures of Captain Bonneville USA in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West Digested From His Journal and Illustrated From Various Other Sources

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

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed, 2 pp on one 4to sheet, New York City, July 16, 1928

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

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        King Oscar Ii (print)

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        The American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac for the Year, 1865 – 1899 (34 volumes). Auch Einzelbände erhältlich. Also single volumes available.

      Published by Authority of the Secretary of the Navy. Washington, Bureau of Navigation, 1863 – 1898. - en 60000 Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, lediglich zwei Kapitale mit sehr kleiner Läsion. Auch innen sehr gute Exemplare, Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos sowie weitere seltene Fachzeitschriften-Angebote zur Astronomie und Physik auf der Homepage des Antiquariats. Einzelband (single volume): EUR 100,00. Rote Original-Halbleinenbände (1865 – 1883) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger, rot-grüner Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken, sowie blaue Original-Ganzleinenbände (1884 – 1899) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Bände mit kleiner Rückensignatur sowie Stempel der Königlichen Sternwarte in Bonn auf dem Titelblatt.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The imperial dictionary of the English language: A complete encyclopaedic lexicon, literary, scientific, and technological(Eight volume set)

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

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books]
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        Geschiedenis van het Delftsch Studentencorps 1848-1898.

      Delft, J. Waltman jr., 1898. - Frontispiz in Chromolithographie, (6), 180 SS. mit 18 Abbildungstafeln. Originaler blauer Maroquinband mit zwei eingelassenen Silberplaketten als Deckeldekor, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, Innenkantenvergoldung, Seidenvorsätze, Kopfgoldschnitt. Folio. - Beiliegend 3 hs. Briefe an den Verfasser a. d. Jahr 1898. Schöne, auf festem Büttenpapier gedruckte Prachtausgabe im edlem [sic] Maroquinband mit den punzierten Silberplaketten, in den [sic] sicher nur ein keiner [sic] Teil der Auflage als Vorzugsausgabe gebeunden [sic] wurde. Unser Exemplar wurde vom Autor als Geschenk übersandt. - Weiters beiliegend eine Rezension des Werks aus dem "Delftsch Studenten-Weekblad" (1. Jg., No. 1 v. 1. X. 1898).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Autograph postcard signed.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        ONESIMUS TEMPLETON: A PSYCHICAL ROMANCE

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        WESSEX POEMS and Other Verses

      1898. With Thirty Illustrations by the Author. (London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898.) Original dark green cloth with monogram device in gilt. First Edition of Hardy's first volume of verse, which consisted of only 500 copies. None of Hardy's exceedingly scarce multi-volume novels consisted of fewer copies; for example, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE and TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES each had a 1000-copy first edition. This volume "marks the final emergence of Hardy's primary interest, verse. The thirty years that remained to him were devoted to the composition of poetry..." [Purdy]. Of particular interest are the 31 illustrations by Hardy himself (the number cited on the title page apparently excludes the frontispiece); they serve as "a pleasant reminder of Hardy's architectural training and his skill as a draughtsman."~This is a fine, bright copy (a few very trivial cover marks). At the corner of the front free endpaper is the blind-stamp of M. & E. Case, Stationers of Dorchester -- Hardy's hometown and the center of his "Wessex." Purdy pp 99-106.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Capture of Jefferson Davis A Narrative of the Part Taken by Wisconsin Troops

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

      [Bookseller: Mossback Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Centerbridge Books]
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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]

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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.

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        The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt

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

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        Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth

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

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

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

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        Aftenrøde. Slutningsspil. Orig. udgave.

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

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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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