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        DIARY OF KATE B. WHITING FROM JANUARY 23rd TO APRIL 6th 1898 INCLUDING THE TRIP TO THE ORIENT [typescript title]

      [Cambridge, Ma.? 1898].. 177pp. Illustrated with 136 photographs. Autograph letter from the author laid in. Original green cloth, gilt. Extremities lightly worn. Inscribed by the author on front flyleaf. Minor toning, but generally quite clean and fresh internally. Very good. An apparently unpublished travel narrative by an American woman, with extensive commentary on the regions visited and their inhabitants and customs, illustrated at length with original photographs. Whiting's narrative begins with a train trip to New York to board an Atlantic steamer for the voyage across to Spain and a Mediterranean cruise. Traveling with her husband and two sons, Whiting describes a rough crossing with much "mal de mer," but with a pleasant interlude in the Madeira Islands before landing at Gibraltar to begin a tour of the southern Spanish coast. The group begins their Mediterranean cruise with a visit to Granada, where they tour the Alhambra; they then proceed to Algiers, Tunis, Cairo - taking a jaunt to the pyramids and a cruise up the Nile. From Egypt they travel to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Beirut, Baalbeck, Constantinople, Athens, Palermo, Pompeii, Monaco, and Genoa. Throughout the trip, Whiting comments at length on the people encountered, tourist sites, customs, dress, local living conditions, etc., all the while carrying on a breakneck social schedule of luncheons, dinners, dances, and various cultural activities and outings. Adding significantly to the interest of the diary, Whiting has illustrated the volume with original photographs which capture scenes and people she is recording in print. Thus we get to see Whiting and her group at the pyramids and the Sphinx, her guides, local women covered head to toe in exotic but discreet Muslim garb, ostriches, boats on the Nile, camels, the marketplace in Jerusalem, mosques, palaces, monuments and temples, and other fascinating sights. The volume is inscribed "To her appreciative friend / Mary Hunsiker / from the author." The autograph letter laid in, dated 1928, informs a relative that she will receive the diary upon the demise of the original recipient. OCLC does not appear to list any published works by Whiting. A detailed, rich view of society from all walks of life around the Mediterranean rim, written by a well-educated upper-class American woman in her sixties.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE GOLFER'S ALPHABET ILLUSTRATIONS BY ... RHYMES BY

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1898.. Oblong small quarto. Cloth backed pictorial paper boards. Illustrated throughout. Edges and fore-tips shelfworn and bumped, endsheets a bit foxed, boards a bit dust darkened, but a good copy of a fragile book. First edition. Loosely-inserted is an autograph letter, signed ("Frost") from the artist, 3pp, 8vo, on the blue printed stationery of Convent, Morris County, New Jersey, 2 May, 1898. To "Frank," inviting him to play golf at the Morris County course, and to view some art on which Frost is currently employed: "I am at work on some golf caricatures that I would like to have you see, but I wouldn't let you see unless you saw them in my studio: I think they are pretty good and I see a good scheme [?] in them. . . ." Further, Frost refers to his own prowess as a golfer (" . . . I can't hit a balloon yet; played Saturday and today and am pretty rank...") and thanks his correspondent for allowing him to send the "Bicycle drawing" to him, adding: "I feel sure any idea you have for a book is a good idea, and I can almost say I am ready to go with [?] it." Beneath his signature, Frost has drawn a caricature of himself playing golf, captioned: "This is the way the ball looks so I hit it on its top." Letter slightly soiled and worn; edges browned; some slight marking on verso, else very good. The recipient of this letter may be the author, Frank R. Stockton, whose property in Morristown, New Jersey, "The Holt," adjoined Frost's own property at Convent Station. Frost illustrated a number of Stockton's stories, and was one of the latter's few intimate friends. REED, p.158.

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        Peep Bo Pictures

      London: Ernest Nister, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. G. H. Thompson, E. S. Hardy, W. Foster et al. Delightful and extremely rare movable book from Nister comprising of six transformation chromolithograph illustrations. The transformations are made up of horizontal slats operated by a tab that changes the illustration from one scene into another. So there is one scene of two cats having afternoon tea in a teashop and then they go on a boat trip at sea in a boat driven by a Puffin; a hen with her eggs just hatching and then taking her chickens out on the lake. As expected with Nister they are beautiful and sugar sweet! In Hunt, p.316. Not in Montanaro. 20x17.5 cm; 16pp.Scuffed boards with worn corners. This book suffers from the common problem with Nister books of having been published on wood pulp paper which is now very brittle, particularly around the edges. The book binder has re-set the pages and replaced the end papers [retaining the original front and rear free end papers] and reinforced some of the edges with archival tape, but the book is still fragile with chips / abrasions around the page edges / hinge lines - hence overall 'fair' condition. Some of the tabs have been replaced / repaired and all transformations work [to be operated with care!]. A very rare book with lovely illustrations! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        WILD ANIMAL STORIES

      Published by Ernest Nister, 1898. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Montefiore, E.B.S.. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Panorama Picture Book. Printed in Bavaria 867. Large oblong format. Green cloth spine, pictorial paper boards with colour illustration of leopard on a tree branch with five monkeys. 6 full page colour three dimensional scenes. Spine bumped. Corners and cover edges worn. Some scuff marks to covers. There are light cracks to the front corners. Endpapers browned. Staples rusty. There is light page browning but otherwise the contents are clean and the pop-ups are in excellent working order. A nice copy of a scarce book. [R]

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        Le Superbe Orenoque

      Paris: J Hetzel, 1898. Beautifully bound book by Jules Verne in original FRENCH TEXT. 411 pages plus 8 pages of adverts and catalogue of publications for period dated 1898-1899. Pages are slightly browned on edges, outer edges are gold on on all sides. Many B/w illustrations, some full page with single background colour, outer boards are very ornate with gold, blue and black decoration, lightly rubbed on edges and very slight fade to spine. HEAVY BOOK 2 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A really bright attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.. Decorative Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by George Roux. 11 x 7¼ Inches. Hardcover.

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        Monographiae entomologicae. I. A monograph of the genus Teracolus. Parts 1-11 (all issued)

      London, Lovell Reeve, 1898-(1902). 11 parts in one. 4to. 156 pp., 44 hand-coloured lithographed plates (numbered 1, 1a, 2-43). Later half cloth with gilt title on spine. All original wrappers bound in.* A very well-illustrated and detailed account of this colourful pierid genus by Emily Mary, one of the ten daughters of one on 19th century Britain's greatest ornithologists, Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1847-1909). The work remained unfinished and stops at p. 156. It was originally stated to be completed in 24 parts. It is probably also the only work in the series "Monographiae entomologicae". The bound in wrappers show that parts I-III were published in 1898, IV-V in 1899, VI-VIII in 1900, IX-X in 1901, and XI in 1902, probably each with four plates and a variable amout of text pages. Signatures F, H, and K have but 4 pp., all others have 8. J, V, W have not been used, X is the last. Apparently seven issues had 16 pp., three had 12 pp., and one had 8 pp. The plates are drawn and lithographed by Fisher. A few plates (notably 1a and 2) have a minor brown water-stain at the top, however without touching the images. Very rare. Print-on-demand versions are no match by any standard. ADDED: Revision of the lepidopterous genus Teracolus, with descriptions of the new species. A paper by A. G. Butler published in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, and disbound from the 1876 volume. This work has 40 pages and two hand-coloured plates. Horn-Schenkling II(4), p. 121; Nissen ZBI, 3834.

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        Novels of the Sisters Bronte. The Thornton Edition. 12 Volumes

      London: Downey and Co., Ltd, 1898. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 8vo. This is a beautifully bound set of the authoritative Thornton Edition. The set includes Jane Eyre (2 vols), Villette (2 vols), Shirley (2 vols), Windfell Hall (2 vols), The Professor, Agnes Grey, Gaskell, and Wuthering Heights. Bound in three quarter red morocco leather backed red cloth boards with gilt titles & decoration to spines. The binding is signed by Bickers and Son, Leicester Square; it is not the original binding, but it is from the same time period as the publishing date. Leather on spines is browned, though gilt remains bright on all volumes. Minor wear/chipping to spine ends of a few volumes. Minor wear to corners, minor rubbing to hinges, and minor scuffing to boards of some volumes. A few cracks to spine leather of several volumes. Bookplate of Frederic Shepard Dennis to front pastedown of all volumes. A later owner's name has been neatly handwritten along the tops of each bookplate. A third owner's name has been written in very small neat lettering on the top of the ffep in a few vols. Interiors are printed on laid paper and remain very clean. Frontispieces with tissue guards appear at the beginning of each novel. All volumes are tightly bound. Approximately 400 pages in each volume. A charming and complete collection of the Brontes' works. LIT/080905 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

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        Huldigungs-Bild zur Feier des fünfzigjährigen Jubiläums seiner Majestät Kaiser Franz Joseph I. Wiener Hofbauten

      Wien Löwy 1898 - Lichtdruck von J. Löwy nach Fritz Kuranda, Bildausschnitt 31 x 72,5 cm, Blattgr. 62,5 x 83 cm Zeigt die Wiener Hofburg vom Michaelerplatz aus der Vogelschau, im Hintergrund das Burgtor und die Hofmuseen, links begrenzt durch die Oper und rechts durch die Universität und die Votivkirche; ausgezeichnet erhalten, seltenes Blatt.

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        ISABELLA OR THE POT OF BASIL

      1898. 2. (MACDOUGALL,WILLIAM)illus. ISABELLA OR THE POT OF BASIL by John Keats. London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner 1898. 4to (8 x 10 1/4"), cloth stamped with a gilt art nouveau design, top edge gilt, cloth faded else VG+. 1st edition. This is a magnificent example of ART NOUVEAU book illustration featuring 16 different border designs as well as 8 intricate full page illustrations and vignettes. The influence of Beardsley and the Kelmscott Press is evident but Macdougall's work stands on its own originality. Truly a beauty. See Wick's Houghton Library Turn of the Century Catalogue number 40.

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        THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

      London: William Heinemann., 1898.. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, original grey cloth titled in black on spine and front panel. 303 pp. Of several noted variants, this is the issue with no publisher's catalogue inserted at the rear. Lacking the front free endpaper, and with a W.H. Smith & Sons Subscription Library label on the inner front cover; lower corners a trifle bruised, spine very slightly canted, a few small marks to the cloth. Overall, a very good copy, quite attractive. ¶ The classic Interplantary invasion novel.

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        BOOK OF HOURS OF QUEEN ISABELLA OF CASTILLE - IN LEATHER BINDING (LIBRO DE HORAS DE ISABEL LA CATOLICA - ENCUADERNACION MUDEJAR EN PIEL) (Fine Facsimile Illuminated Edition of 15th C. )

      Madrid: Testimonio. New. Hardcover. <p>From the time when the great specialist in Flemish miniatures, Paul Durrieu, saw this manuscript in 1898 at an exhibition for the 4th centenary of the Discovery of America, it has been attributed to William Vrelant. Born in Utrecht, Vrelant set up his workshop in Bruges and was one of the greatest miniaturists of the 15th century. </p><p>A predominant feature in this manuscript is the use of perspective, clearly influenced by the Sienna school of the Trecento. Many figures are seen within architectural frameworks, a common feature of French miniatures of the time of the Duc de Berry. These backgrounds play an important part in the work and, whether landscapes or abstract compositions, are very elaborate. Their wealth of detail is characteristic of the best Flemish workshops: according to Professor Angulo, Flemish artists achieved a perfection virtually unsurpassed in the rendering of draperies, metals, jewels, glass, leather, etc. </p><p>Of the 3.487 miniatures (72 of them fall-page) 59 illustrate the essential and secondary texts, which are arranged under 10 headings: the calendar, extracts from the four Gospels, Hours of the Holy Ghost, Mass of Our Lady, Hours of Our Lady, Hours of the Passion of Jesus Christ, Office for the Dead, Penitential Psalms, various prayers and Intercession of the Saints. The other miniatures illustrate the large number of additional themes. We find an abundance of borders with traditional acanthus garlands, flowers, fruit, human figures, birds and small animals, as well as a large number of decorated capital letters (87 large, 181 medium and 2.964 small) , with a variety of decorations including burnished gold. The Gothic lettering of the written text is in black and red ink. </p> .

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        Archive of 38 Full and 10 Partial Letters to His Daughter, Helen Written 1898-1899

      England, 1898-1899. Manuscript material. Very Good. Manuscript material. This is a very substantial letter archive of nearly 400 pages from Arthur Godley, Baron Kilbracken (1847-1932), the well-connected and high-ranking secretary of state for India, to his just married daughter Helen. The letters were written between February 19, 1898 - December 29, 1899, and although the time span covered is short, just two years, the letters are long, detailed, engaging, and often humorous. They give an intimate picture of the private, upper-class world of that time, but they also encompass the larger political and social scene in late 1890s Britain. Arthur Godley was a brilliant Oxford graduate who served as principal private secretary to Prime Minister William Gladstone from 1872 to 1874 - an experience which shaped his entire life - before rising in government service to become the long serving under-secretary of state for India, 1883-1909. Godley writes about family and government matters, about his travels (he was especially fond of visiting churches and reveals a keen knowledge of architecture), his reading, the cause of women&#39;;s rights (Helen was a supporter of women&#39;;s rights), dinners and other occasions with important people. He also writes of other matters, including religious bills before parliament, bicycling, the perils of foreign travel, and the memorial windows to Jane Austen newly installed at Westminster Cathedral. Among the people mentioned in the letters are the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Curzon, Rudyard Kipling, and the dukes of York and of Cambridge. Accompanied by two charming carte-de-visite of Helen at the age of three, and an autograph letter signed by Gladstone&#39;;s wife to Walter Charles James referring to the installation of James&#39;;s son-in-law, Godley, as Gladstone&#39;;s private secretary. Letters are written on stationery 4.5 x 6.5 inches in size, with most sheets having a black border. A small hole has been punched in their upper left hand corners, probably as a means of tying them together. All are in very good condition. ALS/042512.

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses

      London: Harper & Brothers, 1898. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. Only 500 copies printed. UNCOMMON PRESENTATION COPY. Signed and inscribed "To Sir James Crichton-Browne from Thomas Hardy." Crichton-Browne was a famous Victorian physician known for his work in psychiatry and public health reform. According to his autobiography, Hardy met and talked with the doctor several times. This included one occasion where they had a "scientific conversation" regarding the size of a woman&#39;;s brain. Bound in the original dark green cloth with gilt ornament and initials "TH" on front board and gilt title and author to spine. The binding is in very nice condition with some mild bumping to spine and corner edges, but very bright and unfaded. There is minor pulling away of some of the signatures, but the binding remains tight. The interior pages are clean throughout. There are thirty illustrations by the author. 228 pages. POE/032009.

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses. With Thirty Illustrations by the Author

      London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898. Pp. xi, 228, frontispiece with tissue guard, black & white illustrations throughout, original limited presentation binding in cream coloured cloth with gilt-stamped circular decal to front cover and gilt spine titles, all edges bright gilt, bevelled edges. Housed in a custom-made two-fold wrapper insert and slipcase of quarter teal morocco and maroon cloth with faux raised bands and gilt spine titles. Cream cloth tanned as usual most likely due to the adhesive used in binding, engraved bookplate to front free endpaper, otherwise a near fine, clean, tight collectible copy.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Octavo.

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        An Address Delivered by William Morris at the Distribution of Prizes to Students at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art on Feb. 21,1894

      (London: Longmans & Co., 1898). Octavo. 25 pp. The text of Morris&#39;s address is printed here by the Chiswick Press. This copy was bound by the Doves Bindery in 1900 in full green morocco, and features gilt corner designs of rose leaves in groups of threes, double rules, and dots and gouges. This design is repeated on both panels. Very light fading near spine, else a fine copy.

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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

      London: Harry Quilter, 1898. [60], publisher&#39;s original full calf, smooth back, title to spine in gilt, upper cover with gilt frame encompassing various panels made up of fruit, large volutes with author, title and illustrator above between and below two recessed embossed panel, decorative endpapers. Rebacked, with original spine laid on, rubbed to extremities. Internally quite bright and clean, all but two pages with original tissue guards. PRINTED ON VELLUM THROUGHOUT (except one page in colour which is on silk), number forty-nine of one hundred copies thus, signed by the illustrator to the limitation leaf. Quilter was better known as an art critic, see ODNB. Signed by Illustrator. First Thus. Full Calf. Good. Illus. by Quilter, Harry and Quilter, Mary. Folio. Limited De Luxe Edition.

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        TALES OF UNREST

      1898. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First English Edition of Conrad&#39;s fourth book -- his first collection of short stories (including "An Outpost of Progress," a Congo tale anticipating his later "Heart of Darkness"). Cagle estimates a total printing of about 1250 copies, including some copies with no gilt top edge (such as this one) and some copies that were remaindered with a cancel title page and a later binding. The American edition by Scribner&#39;s is believed to have come out about ten days earlier.~This is a near-fine copy with the spine gilt brighter than usual and with scarcely any wear (a few faint cover marks). This is becoming a scarce book in this condition. Cagle A4c(1), binding b (top edge plain).

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        January: Hunting An Almanac of Twelve Sports

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. Archivally double-matted and framed in 1 inch black Eastlake-style moulding with conservation glass. Sized to 15.5 x 17.75 inches. First printing Fine A Fine original color-printed lithograph. Quarto (9.75 x 12.25). Archivally double-matted and framed in 1 inch black Eastlake-style moulding with conservation glass. Sized to 15.5 x 17.75 inches. William Nicholson (British 1872-1949) gained notoriety as a beloved portrayer of British Victorian culture with his dignified caricatures of both the pillars of society and the lay folk. His woodcut portraits of Queen Victoria, James McNeill Whistler, and Rudyard Kipling, from which this print was inspired, were both traditional yet innovative. Referencing the subculture of the late 19th Century Parisian Cafe society through the poster advertisements, and the work of Toulouse-Lautrec, Nicholson&#39;s mid-tonal compositions honored the void as well as the light. His revolutionary technique of carving away wide sections of block introduced a modern perspective to the traditional art of portraiture, caricature and book illustration. &

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        Reports of State Trials: New Series, 1820-1858. 8 Vols

      1898. Macdonell, Sir John, and John E.P. Wallis, Editors. Reports of State Trials: New Series, 1820-[1858]. Published Under the Direction of The State Trials Committee. London: Printed for H.M.S.O., by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen, 1888-1898. Eight volumes. Complete set. Portrait frontispieces. Maps. Fold-out plans, facsimiles. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary quarter cloth over paper boards, some shelfwear with some bumps and scuffs, stain to spine of one volume, front hinge of Volume 1 cracked but secure, a few other hinges weak or starting. A very good copy of an uncommon set. * First edition. Contents: Vol. 1. 1820 to 1823; Vol. 2. 1823 to 1831; Vol. 3. 1831 to 1840; Vol. 4. 1839 to 1843; Vol. 5. 1843 to 1844; Vol. 6. 1842 to 1848; Vol. 7. 1848 to 1850; Vol. 8. 1850 to 1858. The first collection of English state trials was published in 1719. It formed the nucleus of later collections produced in the next hundred years under the direction of later editors, most notably Francis Hargrave and William Cobbett. The final volume, containing reports of cases from 1820, appeared in 1826. In 1885 Parliament decided to produce an edition of later reports, so they commissioned a "new series" covering the years from 1820 to 1858 under Macdonell&#39;s direction. Holdsworth says it is an "excellently edited" work in the History of English Law, an opinion shared by most critics (XII:128). Cited frequently, it remains a standard work.

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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&#39;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&#39;s catalogue. Publisher&#39;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 &#145;1.Sept.05.&#146; 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&#151;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.&

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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&#39;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]

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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.

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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&#39;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.&

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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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&#39;Donovan Rossa (one signed): 1. Rossa&#39;s Recollections. 1838-1898. 2. Irish Rebels in English Prisons, a Record of Prison Life, Author&#39;s Autographed Edition (1910)

      Mariner&#39;s Harbor, NY: Self Published. 1898. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Rossa&#39;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&#39;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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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 &#150; 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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&#39;s Daughter, Mervyn Clitheroe, Old St Paul&#39;s and The Star Chamber. Author&#39;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 &#39;a romantic and exciting true story of Charles Stuart&#39;s defeat and flight&#39;. 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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Almanach du Bibliophile pour l&#39;annEe 1898 [-1903]

      Paris: &#139;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)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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&#39;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 &#39;four iris&#39; 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s uncle, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie&#39;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 &#133; I do not think that I have ever written anything better".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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