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        Rhopalocera Aethiopica. Die Tagfalter des aethiopischen Faunengebietes: Eine systematisch-geographische Studie

      P.A. Norstedt 1898 [1899], Stockholm - 561, 6 chromolithographed plates. 4to. HB. Recent, brown, full morocco, raised bands to spine, wood-grained endpapers. Exceptionally fine craft binding by 'M.M.' (Monique Macaux). Contents clean. Some heavy offsetting from plates to facing blank versos of caption leaves; a new blank sheet has been pasted over several of these; some tissue residue to a few figures from adhesion to facing page. Published in 'Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar', vol. 31, part 5. Publication date is given as 1898 on title-page, but publication was not before the end of April 1899 (see Cowan: Anotationes Rhopalocerologicae 1970: 15). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Farthest North" Being the record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893 - 96 and of a fifteen Months' sleigh Journey by ... and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup. About one hundred and twenty full page and numerous text illustrations ... Vol. I - II.

      London, George Newnes 1898. Large 8vo. xv, 480 pp. (+) viii, 456 pp. Illus., and coloured pl. Folding map in vol. I. Complete in 20 parts as issued, all in illustr. wrappers and w. ads. Some wear to spines and wrapper margins, staples rusted, paper loss to one ad. Printing block nice. Subscription - Subskribsjonseksemplar.Komplett som utgitt i 20 hefter m. illustr. omslag.First edition in english published 1897.

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        Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon. Vierzehnte, vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. Revidierte Jubiläums-Ausgabe. 16 Bände + 1 Supplementband = 17 Bände.

      Leipzig (Brockhaus) 1898 - Mit zahlr. Tafeln, darunter vielen Chromolithographien, Karten, Plänen u. Holzstichillustrationen. Gr.8° Orig.-Halbleder mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung (die dekorativen Einbände etwas bestoßen, drei Kapitale leicht oben leicht eingerissen; die Chromotafeln überwiegend mit Schutzblättern, 2 Tafeln durch Anhaften beschädigt; durchweg sauber, gut erhalten) * Vollständige, schön erhaltene Reihe der gesuchten 14. Auflage mit dem Ergänzungsband [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Selv-anden paa 86º 14'. Optegnelser fra den norske polarfærd 1893 - 96. Med et kart samt illustrationer efter fotografier og tegninger af S. Segelcke.

      Kristiania 1898. Stor 8vo. XVI + 366 s. Illustrert i svart/hvitt. Foldekart i farger. Komplett i hefter, nr. 1 - 12 (i 11 hefter) Noen ryggstriper slitt, noen marger frynset. Med alle hefteomsl. De er illustr. og med annonser. Bestillingslapp for origbd. vedlagt. Meget sjelden komplett i hefter; subskribsjonseksemplar.

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        [CRICKET, FINE BINDING] With Stoddart's team in Australia

      London : James Bowden, 1898. Third edition. Ferguson, 14709. Octavo, in a superb contemporary private binding, full calf with highly ornate gilt tooled foliate designs to upper and lower boards, the spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering to upper three panels and further foliate decoration to the lower three, the work of Archibald Molyneux, a London apprentice bookbinder, with original art competition label giving Molyneux's details and stating that the binding was executed between 'Sep. 19 - Dec. 20, 1898', gilt tooled decoration to inner boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, inscribed on third blank 'Archibald Molyneux December 1898', 288 pp, [16] leaves of plates (1 folding), a crisp, clean copy in an exceptional decorative binding.

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        My Lord," said the King "Here's a rather tough job".

      1898. Ink over pencil on paper. Sheet size: 24 x 19 cm. Excellent condition. An original ink drawing by Rackham. A slightly different version of the printed illustration used for The Ingoldsby Legends first published by J. M. Dent in 1898 on page 327.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1898 : 1898 Wisden Publisher's Hardback Fine Condition

      1898. For sale here is an 1898 Wisden Publisher's Hardback in absolutely immaculate condition - probably the best that we have seen. The book has had no restoration. The front and rear boards are in flat, bright, almost as new condition. To be really picky there are two tiny bumps - one at the top of the front board in the centre and another approximately three quarters of the way down on the right hand side. The gilt is as new to the front board. The spine and spine gilt are in fabulous condition. The front and rear hinges are extremely strong and the yellow end papers, both front and rear, are bright and unmarked. The contents and photographic plate are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. A fabulous copy. If buying from overseas please contact us before purchasing to check payment arrangements and postage details.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau umgeben von 29 Teilansichten ('Derry, New Hampshire. 1898. - Charles Bartlett Publisher, Derry N.H.').

      - getönte Lithographie b. Charles Bartlett in Derry, N.H., dat. 1898, 48 x 68 Nicht bei Deák, Picturing America 1497-1899. - Das Souvenirblatt (Sammelblatt) zeigt 30 Ansichten auf 1 Blatt. - Mittig eine Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau von Derry in New Hampshire umgeben von 29 Teilansichten der Stadt und Umgebung. Bird's-eye view from Derry in New Hampshire. - Perfect condition!

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        Cours-Tabellen der Berliner Fonds-Börse: Zusammenstelung der monatlichen und jährlichen Höchsten, Niedrigsten und Letzten Course an der Berliner Börse gehandelten Werthpapieren, Sorten und Wechseln... (KONVOLUT aus 7 Bänden) - Jg. 3 (1981) - Jg. 8 (1896)/ Jg. 10 (1898).

      gebundene Ausgabe/ broschiert, Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer aufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt 8ter Jahrgang ohne Einband der Zustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut KOMPLETTPREIS für 7 Bände bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten

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        Rayons émis par les composés de l'uranium et de thorium. Presentée par M. Lippmann. Séance du Mardi 12 Avril 1898).

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1898. 4to. No wrappers. In: "Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences", Tome 126, No 15). Entire issue offered. With htitle and titlepage to vol. 126. Pp. 1059-1110. Curie's paper: pp. 1101-1103. First printing of this milestone paper, being the first "Note" from Marie Curie about "radioactivity". This same "Note" contains a the fundamental observation: "Two uranium ores... are much more active than uranium itself. This fact... leads one to believe that these ores may contain an element much more active than uranium." This paper gives the first proof of the fact that radiation is an atomic property."Henri Becquerel, discovered (1896) that uranium salts shielded from light for several months spontaneously emit rays related in their effects to Roentgen rays. Mme. Curie became enthusiastic about this subject filled with the unknown and, as she later acknowledged, involving no bibliographic research.The first step in the research was to determine whether there existed other elements capable, like uranium, of emitting radiation. Abandoning the idea of hyperfluorescence, couldn't one calculate by electrical measurement the effects on the conductivity of air that were revealed by the gold-leaf electroscope? Pierre Curie and his brother Jacques had constructed an extremely sensitive apparatus to measure weak currents; Mme. Curie employed it in testing both pure substances and various ores. In her first "Note" in the Comptes rendus"de l Académie des sciences (12 April 1898) she described the method that she followed throughout her life, the method that enabled her to make comparisons through time and crosschecks with other techniques:"I employed... a plate condenser, one of the plates being covered with a uniform layer of uranium or of another finely pulverized substance [(diameter of the plates, eight centimeters; distance between them, three centimeters). A potential difference of 100 volts was established between the plates.]. The current that traversed the condenser was measured in absolute value by means of an electrometer and a piezoelectric quartz. In general she preferred the zero method, in which the operator compensates for the current created by the active material by manipulating the quartz. All of her students followed this procedure."(DSB).The first results came in 1898: the measurements varied between 83

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        Baumstudie am Dachauer Moos bei Haimhausen 1898

      - Technik: Kohlezeichnung auf grauem Papier. Beschriftung: rechts unten vom Künstler signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "Buttersack. 1898. Haimhausen". Grösse: 21 x 32 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 28,2 x 45,8 cm. Beschreibung: Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Leutnants-Patent mit eigenh. U. München, 6. III. 1898.

      1898. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Leutnants-Patent für Portepeefähnrich Karl Weninger. - Auf Briefpapier mit gestochenem Briefkopf; etwas (die Verso-Seite von Bl. 2 stärker) angestaubt und mit kleinen Einrissen in den Faltungen sowie an den Rändern; der Name des Ausgezeichneten und seine Regimentszugehörigkeit alt getilgt und nur schwach bzw. gar nicht lesbar.

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        Cyrano de Bergerac [Presentation Copy] Translated by Howard Thayer Kingsbury: Accepted and Played by Richard Mansfield

      Boston, New York, London: Lamson, Wolffe and Company, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+. First English Edition, inscribed in an elegant hand by the translator on front fly leaf: “Compliments of / Howard Thayer Kingsbury / November, 1898.” Small 8vo: 241,[1]pp. Publisher's original red cloth lettered and decorated in silver to spine and upper board, with frontispiece portrait (tissue guard still present) of the actor Richard Mansfield in costume. A Near Fine or better, spine slightly faded (though silver remains bright) and darkened page edges. Very scarce, particularly in this condition. Cyrano de Bergerac was first published in France by Charpentier et Fasquelle in 1898 (following its stage production at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in Paris on December 28, 1897), and first translated into English by Kingsbury for Lamson, Wolffe the same year. Mansfield was the first actor to play Cyrano in the United States in an English translation. The play is based loosely on the life of Savien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), Rostand’s favorite writer. "Yet the character as portrayed by Rostand – with his excessively-enlarged nose, his almost super-human duelling skills and his ability to improvise eloquent poetic speeches – is far from an exact portrait of the real-life Cyrano of the seventeenth century. . . . Possessed of a keen intellect with an insatiable appetite for reading and for learning, he constantly experiments with, when he is not challenging outright, the established social, scientific, political and religious ideas of his day. This questioning, satirising and ridiculing of contemporary authorities, along with an open-mindedness to new concepts that remains strikingly modern, has earned Cyrano a firm place amongst the libertin writers of seventeenth-century France." (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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        Women and Economics: a study of the ecconomic relation between men and women as a factor in social evolution

      New York: Small, Maynard & Company, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good, with cloth showing fraying at corners and spine ends, light staining, rubbing at extremities, light staining and fading to spine with chipping to title label. Front and rear inner hinges exposed. Previous owner details to front end paper. The notable feminist's study of the economic relationship between men and women as a factor of social evolution.

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        The Two Magics : The Turn of the Screw; Covering End [Signature mounted to FFEP]

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine+. First Impression (Colonial Issue, 300 copies of which were transferred for sale to the domestic market) and first appearance in book form of James's great supernatural tale, The Turn of the Screw. 8vo: [2],310pp, with clipped closing of a letter from the author ("Ever faithfully Henry James") mounted to front fly leaf. Publisher's marine blue cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt. Heinemann's third standard binding (per Edel), with nine tulip buds (rather than four) blocked in blind on upper cover, issued without half title or advertisements. An excellent example, Near Fine or better, spine slightly darkened with gilt somewhat dulled, upper cover with bright lettering and attractive sheen to cloth, pages clean and crisp. Edel A52. Jones & Newman (eds.) 22. The Turn of the Screw first appeared in serial form (in Collier’s Weekly), from 27 January to 16 April 1898, becoming an instant classic, praised by Oscar Wilde as a "most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little tale, like an Elizabethan tragedy. I am greatly impressed by it." The ODNB calls it one of James's "great successes," and one critic recently anointed it “the greatest ghost story ever written.” It is a terrifying and unsettling tale, "about the apparent haunting of a governess's young charges by a pair of ghostly servants who may have contaminated their innocence (he [James] had got the germ of the story from Edward White Benson, the archbishop of Canterbury, father of James's friend A. C. Benson)." (ODNB) The novella's popularity has never waned and in this year (2013) of the centenary of the birth of the composer Benjamin Britten there has been renewed interest in his operatic adaptation. N. B. 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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        PAN Vierter Jahrgang, Heft 1

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1898. Folio. Original wraps, with original graphics by PeTITJEAN, HIPPOLYTE & Theo Van Rysselberge. Söhn, HDO: 52901- 3,4 (lacking the other 4 prints) Edited by Richard Graul and Caesar Flaischlen et al. PAN, the important German 21 volume art nouveau periodical (1895-1900), is a deluxe fin de siècle periodical with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts,.

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        The Two Magics. The Turn of the Screw. Covering End.

      London: William Heinemann, 1898 - Octavo. Original turquoise cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, floral design to front cover, publisher's device to rear cover, blocked in blind, edges untrimmed. Toned spine gently rolled, bumps and slight rubbing to ends, offsetting to endpapers, a very good copy. First edition, first impression, Lytton Strachey's copy, with his signature to the front free endpaper and bookplate to front pastedown; one of 300 copies of the colonial issue that were transferred to the domestic market, in the second state binding with nine tulip buds to the front 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. Edel, Lawrence & Rambeau A52iii; Supino 52.4.0. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The everlasting animals and other stories.

      London, Duckworth & Co., 1898. 4to (26.0 x 19.7 cm). [iii], 87 pp., seven chromolithographed plates. Original full orange and silver pictorial buckram. Black title on the spine, black vignette on the rear board. Large original, hand-coloured drawing by Bevan on the front pastedown and front free endpaper recto.= A unique copy of a very rare work. The seven stories were written by Edith Jennings, and illustrated by Stuart Bevan. The latter provided an extra, 26 x 39.5 cm illustration, dedicated to the British comedian and writer, George Grossmith (1847-1912), with a caricature of the latter as a painter. Bevan was married to Grossmith's daughter, Sylvia. OCLC records just five copies; four in the UK, one in Australia. Boards somewhat soiled, a few pages a bit toned, one plate with a small spot, otherwise a very good, clean copy with a unique provenance.

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        Los Angeles Illustrated, Showing Homes, Public Buildings, Business Blocks, Parks, and General Views

      Kingsley-Barnes & Nuener/Chamber of Commerce 1898 - 110 pp., illustrations (104 pp. plates + 6 pp. text). ex-library, rebound as hardcover by library without original cover, cover wear & abrasions, bookplate inside front cover, stamp & creasing & 2-inch tear on title page, smudging on some pages, page edges are brittle with some chips & tears to margins, complete text & images [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia Del Congreso Constituyente De 1856 Y 1857. Extracto de todas sus sesiones y documentos parlamentarios de la época. Adicionada con todas las reformas y leyes constitucionales promulgadas hasta nuestros días, por el Sr. Lic. Agustín Verdugo.

      Talleres De La Ciencia Jurídica, México 1898 - 5 volúmenes. 4o., 632; 670; 634; 552; 591 p. Obra editada entre 1898 y 1901. 22cmsx16cms. Tapas marmoleadas, con ligero desgaste; lomos acostillados en piel. Contenido limpio y en general bien conservado. Fuente informativa por excelencia sobre la formación de la Constitución de 1857. Joaquín Francisco Zarco Mateos (1829-1869), participó en el Congreso Constituyente de 1857 como representante del Estado de Durango. Consultar por cargos extra de envío. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ethnographical album of the Pacific Islands. Third series

      [Portfolio cover title]. Also titled:An album of the weapons, tools, ornaments, articles of dress &c. of the natives of the Pacific islands. Drawn and described from examples in public & private collections in Australasia by James Edge-Partington. Third series. [London] : Issued for private circulation by James Edge-Partington & Charles Heape, 1898. "Lithographed by Palmer, Howe & Co., Manchester".Edition limited to 175 copies (this copy is no.106). Oblong folio, [6], 225, [6] sheets, lithographed recto only, illustrated; includes Australia (leaves 95-146) and New Zealand (leaves 147-225); title page with offsetting, otherwise clean and bright throughout; housed in the original blue and black portfolio box with working brass clasp, pictorial title label to lid; a fine example. The third of the three magnificent ethnographical albums produced by British ethnologist Edge-Partington between 1890 and 1898, this portfolio contains illustrated plates of artefacts from Tahiti; the Hawaiian Islands; the Marquesas; the Fijian Islands; the Solomon Islands; New Britain; New Ireland; the Admiralty Islands; Micronesia; New Hebrides; New Caledonia; New Guinea; Australia, and New Zealand. After well over a century, Edge-Partington's accurate line drawings remain highly valued by scholars and art connoisseurs alike. The objects were sketched first-hand by him during his tour of the major Australian and New Zealand public collections of ethnographic material. The collections of the Australian Museum, the Queensland Museum, the South Australian Museum, the Auckland Museum, and the Bishop Museum are all strongly represented. Edge-Partington also sourced important pieces from private collections, including those of Browne (Melbourne), Black (Sydney), Turnbull (Wellington), and Hocken (Dunedin). The drawings in the section on Central Australia were produced from objects and photographs provided by Baldwin Spencer, and the publication of these illustrations actually preceded Spencer and Gillen's own publication of this material. Edge-Partington himself was a major collector of ethnographic artefacts, and on his death his collection was divided between the British Museum, the Australian Museum and the Auckland Museum. A set of the three series (in four albums) of Edge-Partington's Ethnographical albumwas sold at auction in 2011 at Sotheby's, Paris, for 28,350 EUR (ARTS D'AFRIQUE ET D'OCÉANIE,14 December 2011. Lot 75).

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      First edition which is not mentioned leading copies.Binding to bradel half gray calico, smooth back piece as red roan, marbled paper plates, corners lightly bumped, wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding.Precious autograph dedication signed by the author Tristan Bernard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Charpentier Paris 1898 13x19,5cm relié

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        The cave dwellers of southern Tunisia. Recollections of a sojourn with the Khalifa of Matmata. Translated from the Danish..

      London: W. Thacker & Co.; Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, & Co, 1898. First edition in English, 8vo, pp. xii, 335, [1], [4] ads; frontispiece portrait and 37 illus. in the text, some full-p.; a near fine, largely unopened copy in orig. pictorial brown cloth, gilt stamped on upper cover and spine.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Skinner, (Robert Edwin, 1856-1920, American Naval Commander and Explorer, generally accepted as the first person to reach the North Pole in 1909)

      1898 - letting him "know that I am well & that matters are going in general as I would have them ." sending his best wishes to Mrs Skinner, 1 side 4to., Cape York, 25th July small tears on folds

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        La Garde (1854-1870)

      Ancienne Librairie Furne, Paris - 1898. In-Folio, broché, couverture illustrée à rabats. 360 pp. Ex. n° 320 (sur 1200). Illustré de 380 gravures et reproductions photographiques dont 8 en deux-teintes et 8 en couleurs. Poids supérieur à 4 kg, frais de port supplémentaires à prévoir.

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        Jane Austen's Novels. Comprising: Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Sense & Sensibility; Mansfield Park; Pride and Prejudice.

      London J. M. Dent & Co. -1902 1898 - First Brock editions of the first three titles, others third or fifth, 10 volumes, small 8vo., illustrated with numerous colour plates by Brock, edited by R.B. Johnson, contemporary ink inscription to plain front free endpaper each signifying an original set, a few very random spots and occasional off-setting, otherwise near-fine publisher's grey cloth decorated in blue and gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, an superior set of this very desirable edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE. An episode of Frontier War.

      First Edition, First Issue of Churchill's rare first book. 8vo. (7.3 x 5.1 inches). Frontispiece portrait and 6 maps. Finely bound, without the publishers adverts, in full burgundy morocco by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath, UK. Spine with five raised bands, each with 3 gilt circles. The compartments ruled, lettered and stamped with the Rampant Lion device in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Front board has a gilt stamped facsimile of Churchill's signature in the centre. Inner boards with double ruled and one wavy line border and floral corner decoration to the turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. Original Publisher's green cloth front board and spine bound in at the rear. All edges gilt. Housed in a felt lined slipcase with burgundy cloth covering. Overall a fine copy of this famous book. Based on his exploits with the Malakand Field Force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897, as first reported by him in the Daily Telegraph. The publication was arranged by Churchill's cousin as he was still in India.

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        The Works

      Edinburgh: Longmans, Green and Co, 1898. Full leather. Very good. Edinburgh: Longmans, Green and Co. 1894 - 1898. Full leather. Thirty-two volumes. Octavo. The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Edinburgh Edition consists of one thousand and thirty-five copies all are numbered which this is 376,portrait illustrated frontispiece,Titles include Notes on Edinburgh, Memories and Portrait, In The South Seas, St.Ives, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, Treasure Island, The New Arabian Nights, A Child Gardenof Verses. Bound full navy blue morocco, triple gilt rule to covers, spine gilt in compartments between raised banding, second and fourth compartments gilt titles, top edge gilt, leather turn-ins, marbled blue endpaper. Volume 1 - 28 are the Edinburgh Edition. The final 4 volumes are the Letters, 1901(2 Vols) and the Life, 1899 (2Vols) not part of the Edinburgh Edition. Complete with a tipped portion of an A.L.S. with the signature of Robert Louis Stevenson in volume one.

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        Alices Äfventyr I Sagolandet.

      8vo. Original tangerine cloth decoratively panelled and lettered in gilt to upper board with gilt lettering to spine, matt brown endpapers; pp. [ii], [3]-124; with frontispiece and fine engraved illustrations throughout by Tenniel; a fine and exceptional copy preserved in pristine condition both externally and internally; scarce, especially in this superior condition. First edition thus, translated by Louise Aronius into Swedish, as issued in P.A. Norstedt & Søners' series of Books for Youth The first Swedish edition was published in 1870, translated by Emily Nonnen. Not in Lovett.

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      New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898. First edition. Previous owner's name and date (1898) in ink to front free endpaper, a little rubbing to silver stamping of spine and a touch of shelf wear, a fine copy. (19923). Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-336, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark green and silver. Crane's best collection of short fiction, including several of his most powerful and best known stories. "The Open Boat," one of Crane's finest short stories, "was based upon his own experiences on his way to Cuba as a correspondent during the filibustering expeditions preceding the Cuban War. The emotions and reactions of four men in an open boat after a wreck are given with an insight and a fidelity to fact that makes the story memorable." - Quinn, American Fiction, p. 536. The collection also contains several tales based on Crane's western trip in 1895 to Mexico via Nebraska, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, including his archetypal "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," in which the mythical Old West yields to the reality of civilization. The fine "Death and the Child," a war story set during the Turko-Greek War in 1897, is "clearly a version of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, which it resembles in the incident of panicky flight, in its implication of nature in a drama of self discovery, and in its imagery of the psychological distress that motivates the hero. But it is also like "The Open Boat" in that its protagonist is in a measure -- up to the moment of panic -- introspective and contemplative." - James B. Colvert, "Stephen Crane," DLB 12 (1982), p. 122. BAL 4079 (noted spine imprint B, no priority established). Wright (III) 1256.

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports Words by Rudyard Kipling

      London: William Nicholson, 1898. "Library edition", printed on Japanese vellum. 4to. (36) pp. Publisher's pictorial boards. 12 lithographic plates of sports each captioned with a month of year beneath. A lovely copy. Campbell, pp. 44-55 and no. 33B. Although dated 1898, the work appeared in November 1897 in order to be available for Christmas. There is no record of the limitation of this edition, but it would have been significantly less than the "Popular edition" published simultaneously on an inferior paper stock.

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        Altes und Neues aus Hamburg.

      Mappe mit kartoniertem Titelblatt und 13 Originalaufnahmen auf Kartons nach Aufnahmen aus dem Jahre 1898 sowie 2 farbige Pläne ( so laut Inhaltsverzeichnis so alles vollständig ), Obroschur, QuerKlein4 ( 24 x 33 cm ). Die Tafeln zeigen: Berliner Bahnhof Klosterthor Bahnhof Plan der Verbreiterung des Jungfernstiegs Der Jungfernstieg vor der Verbreiterung Modell des Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmals Plan der Aptirung der Wandrahminsel Hauptzollamt St. Annen Neue Fischhalle St. Pauli Fischauction in der Fischhalle St. Pauli Plan der neuen Häfen auf Kuhwärder Bau des neuen Seeschiffhafens auf Kuhwärder Dampframmer und Trokenbagger ( beim Bau des neuen Seeschiffhafens auf Kuhwärder ) - Electrische Krähne, Baakenquai Bei der Mündung des Geeststammsiels Dom. Die Tafeln jeweils von recht guter Erhaltung, nur wenige gering fleckig, wenige gering angeknickt. Von der OBroschur ist nur das Vorderblatt erhalten, dieses mit starken Randläsionen und beschädigt. Die Seidenhemdchen zur Trennung der Tafeln nicht mehr vorhanden. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 450 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics on request )

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      Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, [1898].. Octavo, pp. [3-4] 5-162 [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Issued in both cloth and in paper wrappers as Kerr's "Unity Library," Number 89, December 1898. The story of a global war fought largely in the air in which the Russians and their allies are defeated in their bid for world domination. In the final battle three million enemy soldiers are killed. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War, p. 230. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 116. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Reginald 10914. Not in Wright, American Fiction 1876-1900. Considerable damp staining to cloth, two leaves of text stained (pages 53-56), hairline cracks to inner hinges, but still a good, sound copy. Apparently one of Odell's copies, with his name and address on front free endpaper. Rare. (#149597)

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        Petroleum Motor-Cars

      Bound in original green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine Binding in near fine, unfaded condition. Original dark brown endpapers. 8vo: xv, 218pp plus 6 pages of publishers ads. Text in very good clean condition, no inscriptions. Well illustrated throughout with detailed diagrams & line drawings. Wonderful account of the world of early motoring A superb copy

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        Photographs of the Caucasus

      [Caucasus mountains], 1898. 38 vintage platinum print photographs (printed circa 1900), mounted on card, captioned in pencil and signed and dated beneath the image by the photographer. Sizes vary, all approximately 7 x 5 inches. Generally fine, images not faded, heavy spotting to one mount, slight warping to mounts. In a custom black half morocco slipcase and chemise. 38 vintage platinum print photographs (printed circa 1900), mounted on card, captioned in pencil and signed and dated beneath the image by the photographer. Sizes vary, all approximately 7 x 5 inches. A fine group of ethnographic and mountaineering scenes from the Causasus Mountains by the Hungarian photographer and mountaineer Maurice de Déchy (1851-1917). A wide-ranging selection of views encompasing scenes from Chechnya, Dagastan, Georgia and the breadth of the Caucasus Mountains. Images include Mount Elbrus (several views), Mount Adyr, Mount Chikhildi, Mount Kasbek and numerous passes, valleys, glaciers and gorges; ethnographic scenes including Tatar, Digor, Karachai, Daghestani and Khevsuri people and villages; mountaineering scenes including camping beneath Katchou pass (with a note that the guide Maser of Tyrol died in 1900) and "en route pour la découverte du col Djiper (1885)" with de Déchy identified as one of the mountaineers. Douglas Freshfield, in his classic Exploration of the Caucasus (1896), summarizes de Déchy's activities in the Caucasus: "... M. de Déchy, a Hungarian gentleman, took up the task of exploration. In 1884, 1885, and 1886, he made three extensive journeys in the range. In 1884 ... he climbed Elbruz and a fine peak near the Mamison Pass. In the course of his wanderings he made the first passage by travellers of several native glacier passes and collected a considerable amount of scientific information with regard to the glaciers and the snow region. He also took a very large number of most valuable photographs of the scenery and people, thus making himself the pioneer in Caucasian photography. I am indebted to him for some of the most interesting illustrations in these volumes" (Freshfield, p. 19). De Déchy returned to the Caucasus again in 1887, this time with Freshfield. Fourteen of De Déchy's photographs were reproduced in Freshfield's Exploration of the Caucasus, including "Ice-Lake at Klukhor Pass," one of the images in the present group. He also contributed an entire chapter, "The Sources of the Kuban" (vol. II, chapter XXI). These beautifully printed platinum prints are in a fine state of preservation and exhibit the wide tonal range and delicate shading characteristic of the process.

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        Namens des Schweizerischen Juristenvereins herausgegeben von dessen Rechtsquellenstiftung (bzw. herausgegeben auf Veranstaltung des Schweizerischen Juristenvereins mit Unterstützung des Bundes und der Kantone). Les sources du droit Suisse. Recueil édité au nom de la Société suisse des Juristes par sa Fondation des sources du droit.

      Verlag Sauerländer und Schwabe, Aarau und Basel 1898 - 97 Bde. der Reihe. Aarau und Basel, Verlag Sauerländer und Schwabe, 1898-2005. Gr.-8vo. Originale rote Halblederbände und originale rote Kunstlederbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 2 Ergänzungsbände in Originalleinen. (St.a.T. und Schnitt, überwiegend kl. Papierrückenschildchen). Umfassendes Konvolut der Sammlung Schweizerischer Rechtsquellen (SSRQ, frz. Collection des Sources du Droit Suisse SDS, ital. Collana Fonti del Diritto Svizzero FDS), die wichtige Sammlung kritischer Editionen schweizerischer Rechtsquellen vom Frühmittelalter bis ins Jahr 1798. Herausgeber der Sammlung ist die Rechtsquellenstiftung (bzw. Rechtsquellenkommission) des Schweizerischen Juristenvereins, die im Jahre 1894 zu diesem Zwecke begründet wurde. Der erste Band der Sammlung erschient im Jahre 1898, der letzte hier vorliegende Band datiert aus dem Jahr 2005. "Die Primärquellen sind Manuskripte oder frühe Drucke, welche in historisch und regional unterschiedlichen Formen in deutscher, französischer, italienischer, rätoromanischer und lateinischer Sprache transkribiert und kommentiert wurden. Die kritischen Apparate sind deutsch, französisch oder italienisch. Ziel der Sammlung ist es, die Quellen Rechtshistorikern, Juristen, Historikern und Forschern anderer Fachrichtungen sowie interessierten Laien zugänglich zu machen. Die meisten älteren Bände enthalten ein Gesamtregister; neuere Bände sind mit zwei Registern (einem Orts- und Personenregister und einem Sachregister) ausgestattet (Wikepedia). - Die Präsidenten der Rechtsquellenstiftung waren Andreas Heusler (1894-1921), Walther Merz (1921-1935), Hermann Rennefahrt (1935-1960), Jacob Wackernagel (1960-1966), Hans Herold (1966-1988), Claudio Soliva (1988-2006) und seit 2006 Lukas Gschwend. Abteilung I: Kanton ZÜRICH. Teil 1: Offnungen und Hofrechte. Bde. 1 und 2: Adlikon bis Bertschikon (und:) Bertschikon bis Dürnten. Bearb. und hrsg. von Robert Hoppeler. 1910 (und:) 1915. XIX, 570; XVI, 541 S. Neue Folge, Teil 2: Rechte der Landschaft. Bd. 1: Das Neuamt. Bearb. von Thomas Weibel. 1996. XXVII, 530 S. Abteilung II: Kanton BERN. Teil 1: Stadtrechte. Bd. 1: Das Stadtrecht von Bern I (1218-1539). Bearb. und hrsg. von Friedrich Emil Welti. 1902. LXXXII, 428 S. Bd. 2: Das Stadtrecht von Bern II. Bearb. und hrsg. von Friedrich Emil Welti. 1939. XL, 129, (Das Stadtbuch:) XI, 176 S. Bd. 3: Das Stadtrecht von Bern III. Bearb. und hrsg. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1945. XX, 611 S. Bd. 4 (in 2 Teilbänden): Das Stadtrecht von Bern IV. Bearb. und hrsg. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1955-1956. XXIV, 724; XIX, (725-) 1349 S. Bd. 5: Das Stadtrecht von Bern V. Verfassung und Verwaltung des Staates Bern. Bearb. und hrsg. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1959. XXX, 803 S. Bd. 6 (in 2 Teilbänden): Das Stadtrecht von Bern VI. Staat und Kirche. Bearb. und hrsg. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1960-1961. XLVIII, 688; VII, (689-) 1084 S. Bd. 7 (in 2 Teilbänden): Das Stadtrecht von Bern VII. Zivil-, Straf- und Prozeßrecht. Bearb. und hrsg. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1963-1964. XXII, 731; XIII, (732-) 1122 S. Bd. 8 (in 2 Teilbänden): Das Stadtrecht von Bern VIII. Wirtschaftsrecht. Bearb. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1966. XVIII, 538; XII, 880 S. Bd. 9 (in 2 Teilbänden): Das Stadtrecht von Bern IX. Gebiet, Haushalt, Regalien. Bearb. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1967. XXVII, 476; (477-) 923 S. Bd. 10: Das Stadtrecht von Bern X. Polizei, behördliche Fürsorge. Bearb. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1968. XIX, 703 S. Bd. 11: Das Stadtrecht von Bern XI. Wehrwesen. Bearb. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1975. XV, 500 S. Bd. 12: Das Stadtrecht von Bern XII. Bildungswesen. Bearb. von Hermann Rennefahrt. 1979. XII, 292 S. Bd. 13 (in 2 Teilbänden): Die Rechtsquellen der Stadt Biel mit ihren "äusseren Zielen" Bözingen, Vingelz und Leubringen. Bearb. von Paul Bloesch mit einem Register von Achilles Weishaupt. 2003. XLII, 424; (425-) 1101 S. Teil 2: Rechte der Landschaft. Bd. 1 (in 2 Teilbänden): Das Statutarrecht des Simmentales (bis 1798). Das Obersimmental (und:) das Niedersimmental. Bearb. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ohne Titel. [Composition.] Hinterglasbild, gerahmt u. verso signiert u. datiert: "Carl Rabus | Murnau | 1982". 27 : 30 cm/ mit Rahmen: 32,3 : 34,8 cm.

      - Carl Rabus (Kempten 1898 - 1983 in Murnau am Staffelsee) studierte bei Angelo Jank an der Münchner Akademie und hatte seine ersten Ausstellungen bei Hans Goltz in München und in der Sturm-Galerie in Berlin. Ab 1923 arbeitete Rabus in Berlin als Buch- und Zeitschriftenillustrator, u.a. für den "Eulenspiegel", "Orchideengarten" und "Jugend". 1927 kehrte er nach München zurück. 1934 ging er ins Exil nach Wien, wo er die jüdische Fotografin Erna Adler, seine spätere Ehefrau, kennenlernte. Aufgrund des drohenden Anschlusses Österreichs ans Deutsche Reich flohen beide nach Brüssel, wurden jedoch nach dem Einmarsch des deutschen Militärs in Belgien am 10. Mai 1940 verhaftet. Erna Adler kam wieder frei; Carl Rabus wurde in das Internierungslager St. Cyprien in Südfrankreich transportiert. 1941 gelang ihm die Flucht aus dem Lager nach Brüssel. 1943 wurde er wegen Rassenschande erneut verhaftet und ins Gefängnis nach Wien gebracht. 1944 heirateten Carl Rabus und Erna Adler. Nach dem Krieg erfolgten wechselnde Aufenthalte in Essen, München und Brüssel. 1974 ließen sie sich in Murnau nieder. - "Carl Rabus gehört einer Generation an, die durch ihre vielgestaltigen Lebenswege zwischen den beiden Weltkriegen immer wieder von Rückschlägen gezeichnet und mehr als einmal zu einem Neuanfang gezwungen war. Sein spannungsreiches wie vielfältiges Werk zeugt von diesen Umbrüchen und Neuanfängen, von dem Anschluß an die Errungenschaften der Moderne und dem zeitweisen Ersticken allen künstlerischen Lebens durch die Gräuel der Kriege, von dem Aufbau neuer künstlerischer Kraft aus dem Erlebten und dem Suchen nach neuen Ausdrucksformen. Daß sein Werk zum Teil in Vergessenheit geriet, teilte er mit Vielen seiner Generation (Sandra Uhrig in: Carl Rabus 1898 – 1983 Malerei und Graphik, Schloßmuseum des Marktes Murnau, 2006, S.16).

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        Famous castles & temples in Japan.Tokio, [Kazamusa Ogawa?], (colophon in Japanese: Meiji 28 = 1895). Oblong (27 x 36.5 cm). With 35 hand-coloured collotypes, with captions. Slightly later black, gold-tooled morocco, with initials C.R. at the foot of the spine.; cf. Wenckstern II, 9 (1898 (?) ed., 36 plates). First edition of a work with 35 hand-coloured collotypes, showing different Japanese temples and castles. The volume is one of many from Ogawa's collection of collotype albums entitled "Things Japanese", which were issued from 1893. Other volumes deal with Japanese costumes, flowers, geishas and several Japanese districts. In 1898 this volume appears to be reissued or reprinted twice, once with 35 and once with 37 plates, both with “of Japan” in the title instead of “ in Japan” (Baxley). Wenckstern probably refers to the 1898 edition (with “of Japan”) but notes 36 plates. Binding rubbed along the extremities and slightly scratched. Plates slightly browned with some occasional minor foxing. A good copy.

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        The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' A Tale of the Sea [First English Edition] FIRST ENGLISH EDITION; 1500 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Heinemann,, 1898 [1897]. 8vo., First Edition thus, free endpapers browned, text with some light marginal toning; original grey cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt back, uncut, joints mildly rubbed, backstrip chafed at head and tail else a good, bright copy. With personal book-stamp on front free endpaper. Dedicated to Edward Garnett, Conrad's third novel was first published in the USA as 'The Children of the Sea'. This is the first English edition, with all Smith's points, dated 1898 but published on 2 December 1897. This copy has binding 'B' with small caps on backstrip and the 32pp of publisher's advertisements from 'Illumination' to 'The Island of Doctor Moreau'. Smith, 3 (pp.6-11).

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        War of the Worlds, The

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition of One of the Most Enduring Science Fiction Novels in the English Language WELLS, H.G. The War of the Worlds. London: William Heinemann, 1898. First edition, with state B thirty-two page publisher's catalogue. Octavo (7 7/16 x 5 1/16 inches; 189 x 194 mm.). viii, 303, [1, blank], 32 pp. publisher's catalogue headed "Illumination". Publisher's gray cloth lettered in black on front cover and spine. Publisher's mark in black on back cover. Small, very slightly lighter area at top of spine, minimal rubbing of color at foot of spine, bare minimum of foxing to the top edge only. Still one of the finest copies we have ever seen, the end-papers clean and fresh, the black lettering fresh and sharp, the inner joints absolutely untouched. This story was the touchstone for Orson Welles' classic radio show about the invasion of the Martians. At 8:00 pm. on the evening of Sunday October 30th, 1938 the world was scared out of its wits. Millions of Americans had their radios turned on. But most of these Americans were listening to ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his dummy "Charlie McCarthy" on NBC and only turned to CBS at 8:12 p.m. after the comedy sketch ended and a little-known singer went on. By then, the story of the Martian invasion was well underway - the listeners really believed that Earth was being invaded by the Martians? "Occurs with and without an inserted publisher's catalogue. Two states of inserted publisher's catalogue at rear, priority as listed: (A) 16 pages; dated Autumn mdcccxcvii. (B) 32 pages; page [1] headed ILLUMINATION." (L. W. Currey). "?The War of the Worlds depends more on political than scientific premises for its power? what animates War of the Worlds is use of a scientific premise - the possibility of an encounter with a more technologically advanced civilization - to create a fundamental shift in political perspective whereby readers are shown what it is like to be on the receiving end of an imperial enterprise. We are made to see for a change how it would feel if they did it to us? any self-righteous impulse to condemn the Martians is countered by reminders of European wars of extermination against Tasmanian and other natives" (Alkon, Paul K. Science Fiction Before 1900, p. 47-48). "Wells recounted the genesis of his story several times: He was walking with his brother Frank in the Surrey countryside when the conversation turned to the Aborigine inhabitants of Tasmania, south of Australia, who were eradicated when the English transformed the island into a prison colony. What if some beings from another planet suddenly dropped from the sky, his brother wondered, and did the same to England?" (Kowinski, Wm. S. San Francisco Chronicle, June 5, 2005). Its contemporary political subtext aside - and now all but forgotten - the enduring popularity of The War of the Worlds rests with it being a ripping good yarn, a scare the bejesus out of us story, and, perhaps, a post-modern cautionary tale about the overuse of antibiotics: without the earthly bacteria that ultimately destroyed them, we'd have all been entrees a la carte on the Martians' banquet table. Hammond B5; Currey p. 526; Wells 14.

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        Der Reichsgerichtsbau zu Leipzig; Gesammt-ansichten und einzelheiten nach den mit maassen versehenen original-zeichnungen der facaden und der innenraume, sowie naturaufnahmen der bemerkenswerthesten theile dieses in den jahren 1887 bis 1895 errichteten gebaudes; Mit beschreibendem text von Ludwig Hoffmann, architekt des Reichsgerichtsbaus; Mit genehmigung und unterstützung des Reichsjustizamts; 100 Tafeln

      Berlin: Bruno Hessling. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, ca. 1898. Folio, portfolio with ties housing loose plates, heavily illustrated, a Good ex-library copy with typical treatments (bookplates, label on spine-bottom, etc.), wear to some pages including loss to the edges of some of the pages, age-toning and soiling to some pages, book-tape along length of the spine, soiling to the covers, rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the covers of the portfolio including some fraying or loss. Text in German. This book is large and somewhat heavy and will most likely require an additional shipping charge. Collated complete. A rare book--17 copies on OCLC.

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      A. Rey et Cie, Imprimeurs, Lyon, 1898. Softcover. Fair. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Text is in French. Small number written lightly on front free endpage and front pastedown. Binding is broken in several places, but all pages are attached. Spine cover chipped and cracked length wise.. Pages aged. Bumping to text-block. Light soiling to edges of text-block. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Wraps detached and lightly soiled. Wraps bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Wraps tanned with small closed tears and chipping to edges. Fold out map laid in. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 132407..

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        The Wonderful Century. Its Successes and Its Failures

      London (&) New York: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Limd. (&) Dodd, Mead & Co, 1898 Hardback, 140mm x 206mm tall (5.5" x 8.25" approx.). Pp xii, 400 + b/w photo frontispiece plate and 12 multi-folding diagram leaves. Prelims lightly toned and minor rubs to board corners, otherwise very good, in the original blind & gilt-decorated, green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. Signed in pencil to the upper corner of the half-title: "Dr. A. Wallace". Although we cannot guarantee this to be in the Author's own hand, we feel there to be sufficient points identical to elements of his earlier signature [such as, for example that printed at the foot of the portrait photo frontispiece plate] possibly to indicate the Doctor's ownership of the volume after its acquisition in 1898 when he would have been 75/76.. Signed?. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good. 8vo..

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire Année complète 1898 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bureaux de la Revue, 1898. Fine. Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1898, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Originale.binding editor to bradel half dark green calico, smooth back, as part of black morocco, gilt small iron and double gold in net queue.Douze numbers from January to December 1898. conservées.Chaque number Covers Edition is illustrated with a literary xylographie.Contributions Boylesve Rene, Henri Ghéon, André Gide, Francis Jammes, etc.Publication founded in 1890 by Henri Mazel, the Hermitage is a monthly magazine owned by the first wave of small magazines Symbolists. In 1895, the magazine between declining and its new director, Edouard Ducoté, uses André Gide. The editorial team is reduced to twelve regular contributors, friends Gide. After many difficulties and attempts to overhaul the editorial team (Remy de Gourmont to make a pass and will also contribute financially in 1905), the Hermitage breathed his last in 1906. The Hermitage manages to detach other important magazines of the time as the Mercure de France or La Revue blanche because it boasts eclectic and apolitical; on its cover, you can also read that it is "the only journal that deals with politics or sociology [but] which deals only with literature and art." His illustrations are small art nouveau, and, true to his state of mind symbolist, employees are more interested in poetry than novel. Tiphaine Samoyault, French literary critic, says that the Hermitage expresses a transition straddles the fin de siècle aestheticism and poetry avant-garde of the 1910s. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline verte foncée, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue. Douze numéros de janvier à décembre 1898. Couvertures conservées. Chaque numéro est illustré d'une xylographie. Contributions littéraires de René Boylesve, Henri Ghéon, André Gide, Francis Jammes, etc. Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910.

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        Tales of Unrest

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1898. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, top edges gilt, preserved in a green cloth chemise and slip-case. Title page printed in red & black. Boards a little rubbed, spine slightly rumpled. a few leaves with portions of the fore-edge torn away (having been carelessly opened). First edition. A significant association copy that commemorates the literary and personal friendship of Conrad and his editor at Unwin, Edward Garnett (1868-1937): with Garnett's ownership inscription at the head of the title page and with a few marginal pencillings, presumably in his hand. "In 1894 Garnett accepted Joseph Conrad's first book, Almayer's Folly [for Unwin], and persuaded him not to go back to sea but to write another. Conrad, though eleven years his senior, nevertheless deferred to Garnett's authority; and Garnett's considerable influence on Conrad's work, which is revealed in Letters from Conrad (1928), is perhaps his greatest contribution to literature" (ODNB). Garnett had read Tales of Unrest in proof. Also present is an autograph letter signed from Conrad to Garnett, in which Conrad advises Garnett on the final draft of the latter's essay "The Contemporary Critic" which he had submitted to Blackwood's Magazine in late 1899 and which was eventually rejected in 1901, despite Conrad's mediation with the publisher (2pp., no place, no date, portion torn from top corner of page 1, apparently at an early date, published in Letters from Joseph Conrad 1895-1924). Also present is a salutation ("Dearest Edward") and the initials "JC" in Conrad's hand affixed to the front free endpaper.

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