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        Geschichte der Eisenbahnen der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie.

      Wien - Teschen - Leipzig. Karl Prochaska. 1898 - Bd I - IV. (In fünf gebunden). Lex. 8°. XVIII, 503,558, 584,392.634 Seiten. Mit zahlr. Tafeln, Textabb., Karten usw. Goldgepr. Originalleinen. Bei zwei Bänden Rücken mit kleinen Ausfransungen, ein Band mit professionell repariertem Rücken (kaum merkbar). Insgesamt in gutem Zustand. Es folgten später - unabhängig und nicht vorgesehen - noch 2 weitere Bände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löwenstein]
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        A Note by William Morris on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press Together with a Short Description of the Press by S.C. Cockerell, & an Annotated List of the Books Printed Thereat

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1898. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Sir Edward Burne-Jones. This is the last book printed at the Kelmscott Press. One of 525 copies on paper, plus 12 on vellum. 8vo. 8" x 5½" (20.5 x 14 cm). Bound in original quarter Holland-backed blue paper boards, with white linen spine and title printed in black on front cover. Lettered in black on the upper cover. [iv] + 70 + [1, colophon] + [1, blank] pp. The frontispiece, "Psyche Borne off by Zephyrus," designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, was engraved by William Morris for a projected edition of The Earthly Paradise in the 1860s and was "touched up" by Robert Catterson-Smith. Rejected ornaments for Love Is Enough. Woodcut borders to frontispiece and first page of text. 4 large woodcut initials (designed for the Froissart, but never used). Errata slip laid in. Text printed in black and red in the Golden type, with 5 pages in the Troy and Chaucer types. Near fine condition. Mild fraying to small areas of the spine. Two corners slightly bumped. Small leather ex-libris (of a prominent South African) at the top inner side of the front pastedown with some offsetting from this to a few adjacent blank pages. Otherwise internally very clean. No marks. No foxing. [Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 62-63. Peterson A53. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 331, no. 53. Sparling 53. Tomkinson, pp. 121-124, no. 53.]

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        An archive of 12 handwritten letters signed by Augustus Le Plongeon, M.D. (1825-1908) and two handwritten letters signed by Alice Dixon Le Plongeon (1851-1910)

      Brooklyn, NY: Not published, 1898. Twelve handwritten letters by Mr. Le Plongeon to Alexander Hill and/or the Robert Clarke Co. dating between April 1898-May 1903, each signed by Mr. Le Plongeon. The letters relate mostly to supplying or offering to supply copies of Queen Moo, Sacred Mysteries, Queen Moo's Talisman, etc. with some publishing data (number of first edition copies published, etc.) and details about works in progress. Included are two handwritten letters by Alice D. Le Plongeon from 1885, to Robert Clarke, about her potential lecture in Cincinnati, and those of her husband on the Masons, and about works in progress "Monuments of Mayan and Yucatan," etc. Augustus Le Plongeon may be remembered for his odd theories of how the Mayan people are linked to the people of the lost city of Atlantis. He did leave us with numerous well-taken photographs of Chichen Itza, as he was the first to excavate the ruins there.. Signed. First Edition. Very good+ condition.

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        Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1898 - first edition, first printing; 417 pp., original gilt & black stamped decorated green cloth, book plate to the front paste down, else fine in a good dust jacket; the scared jacket is chipped at the edges and folds. Photos available upon request.

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        Emma.

      George Allen, London., 1898. First edition thus: illustrated with drawings by Chris[tine M. Demain] Hammond; introduction by Joseph Jacobs. Octavo. pp xxvi, 504. Original dark green buckram covers with elaborate gilt floral decoration in art nouveau style. Top edge gilt.School prize label, dated 1906, on front free endpaper. Slight scuffs to tail of spine and bottom corners of covers. Very good indeed. A bright copy.

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        Isabella or The Pot of Basil.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, London., 1898. First edition thus: illustrated and decorated by W.B. Macdougall. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original green cloth decorated in blind and lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Title-page printed in red and black. Printed on handmade paper.A lovely instance of Art Nouveau with lavish decorated borders and initials, decorated initials and seven full-page illustrations. The artist who was born in Glasgow was married to the poet and novelist Margaret Armour and together they collaborated with Aubrey Beardsley whose influence, as well as that of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement, can be clearly detected in his work. He also contributed to The Yellow Book, The Savoy and The Evergreen.Free endpapers spotted. Very good indeed. Scarce.

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        The Cutters Practical Guide to the Cutting of Ladies' Garments,

      London: Printed and Published by the John Williamson Company Limited at the Tailor and Cutter Office,, 1898. embracing all the New and Current Styles of Ladies' Garments of Every Description. Now being made in the Best Tailoring Firms. Third Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Quarto. Original morocco-grained blue cloth, title gilt to the spine, and to the front board within gilt panel, blind panelling to the lower. 64 "plates", in fact full-page illustrations, illustration to the text. Just a touch rubbed, endpapers a little mottled, text mildly toned, a very good copy. Described as the third edition "revised and enlarged", and certainly the most substantial of the handful of variant editions traced on-line. Copac locates 2 different editions at the V & A, OCLC adds 3 locations in the United States - Clark Art Institute, University of Rhode Island, Los Angeles City Museum of Art, and two in Australia, Monash, and the University of New South Wales. Pattern-cutting books are generally hard to find, they were purely professional publications and were usually worked to pieces, this copy remains in particularly nice condition. Seligman dates the third to 1898, without noting a location for the copy consulted. At thirteen, Vincent was apprenticed to Fredrick Cooper, a woollen draper in Yeovil, for four years. He progressed to Journeyman, plying his trade in several provincial towns, and in 1881 opening his own house in Oxford. In 1883 he graduated from the famous Tailor and Cutter Academy in Gerrard Street, and through his superior grasp of the subject, having written a number prize winning essays on the art, he was invited to work at the Tailor and Cutter by John Williamson and Thomas Darwin Humphreys. Vincent became such a force in the tailoring trade that in 1895 he superseded Humphreys as the editor of the Tailor and Cutter, and under his influence "the publishing house continued as a major influence until the 1960s" (Seligman, p.10).

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        Pausanias's Description of Greece. Translated with a commentary by J.G. FRAZER.

      London, MacMillan, 1898. 6 volumes. Cloth 23 cm (Covers slightly scratched; exlibris of Signet Library on front pastedown; nice set) (Heavy book, may require extra shipping costs)

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        Zoological Results based on material from New Britain, New Guinea, Loyalty Islands and Elsewhere, collected during the years 1895, 1896 and 1897 by Arthur Willey

      University Press 1898-1902, Cambridge - Ex-Insitutional collection, with some library markings and rubber stamps, including "Cancelled [. . .]" rubber stamp and "Permission for disposal [. . .] " label on front endpaper. Second volume with 65mm splitting at tail of front joint, and 40mm splitting at head of joint. Joints and hinges still strong and holding. Some abrasions to leather along edges of boards. Overall a nice set. Leather on the boards has a polished appearance. ; 6 parts (complete), bound into two volumes. 830 pages + preliminaries + plates + 1 folding map + Corrigendum slip (facing page 691). The plates include 83 numbered plates, with in addition plates of figures that are outside the sequence of 83 numbered plate leaves. Plates 12-15 have laid in photographs of Millepora (corals). Green half-calf leather bindings. Spines with five raised bands and red lettering pieces on spine. Gilt tooling. Top page edges gilt. Page dimensions: 283 x 221mm. "The present issue is the first of a series of five or six similar parts which will be devoted to an account of material collected during my recent expedition to the Pacific in seach of the eggs of the Pearly Nautilus." - from Arthur Willey's 'Prefatory Note' to Part I. "Various names contributors. Part One, for example, has the following contents: (1) "The anatomy and development of Peripatus novae-britanniae" by Arthur Willey; (2) "Metaprotella sandalensis, n. sp. [Caprellidae]" by Dr Paul Mayer; (3) "On a little-known sea-snake from the South Pacific" by G. A. Boulenger; (4) "Report on the Centipedes and Millipedes" by R. I. Pocock; (5) "Account of the Phasmidae with notes on the eggs" by D. Sharp; (6) "Scorpions, Pedipalpi and Spiders" by R. I. Pocock. [NB: No additional postage other than our normal book rate required on this heavy (5.24kg) set.] [Attributes: First Edition; 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 Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram.

      

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        Through Asia. Translated by J.T. Bealby and E.H. Hearn.

      

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        Sceaux armoriés des Pays-Bas et des Pays avoisinants (Belgique-Luxembourg-Pays-Bas-Allemagne-France). Recueil historique et héraldique.

      - Brussels, 1898-1903. 4 volumes. Lage 4o. Half linen, slightly worn but good. Some annotations. Illustrated with photographic reproductions and black and white lithographs. Alphabetically ordered list of names of families who used seals, with descriptions and images of the seals. Mainly concerning the 16th century. This standard work on Dutch medieval heraldic and topographic seals is still relevant. H206

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        Dictionnaire Annamite-Francais comprenant 1. tous les characteres de la langue Annamite vulgaire. 2. les characteres Chinois. 3. la flore et la faune de l'Indochine

      Imprimerie de la Mission a Tan Dinh, Saigon 1898 - Deuxieme edition, (but actually the first - see below), 4to, pp. [8], 987; extra title page in Chinese and Vietnamese; the half-title is reinforced in two places with old paper tape on the blank verso, the Chinese title with phonetic translation in pencil, penultimate leaf remargined and last leaf reinforced on blank verso, pages browned throughout, several neat repairs within; contemporary half black cloth over marbled boards. Not in Zaunmuller; not in Vancil; no earlier edition located in either OCLC or NUC. Genibrel's preface states that the work is based on "un excellent petit Dictionnaire Annamite-francais sans characters, dont l'auteur, Mgr. Caspar, eveque et vicaire apostolique de la Mission de Hue, etait alors simple missionaire a Saigon. C'est cet ouvrage qui a servi de Canevas a notre travail; voila pourquoi nous lui avons donne le titre de deuxieme edition." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Fabrication électrolytique de la soude du chlore, des liqueurs de blanchiment et des chlorates

      Paris, Librairie générale scientifique et industrielle H. Desforges, 1898, in-8, VIII-190 pp, demi basane de l'époque, couvertures conservées, Nombreuses illustrations. Le Dr Lunge fut professeur à l'école polytechnique de Zurich. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris.

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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 Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram.

      1898 - London, George Newnes, 1898. 8vo, 2 volumes. Original blue cloth over bevelled boards, upper boards blocked in gilt, silver and red, with vignettes depicting Fram icebound, spines blocked in gilt and silver with titles and vignettes, black endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. I: xv, [1 (blank)], 480; II: viii, 456; half-title in volume I (not called for in II), portrait frontispiece in volume I and monochrome frontispiece in II, 64 monochrome plates, one colour-printed plate (all in pagination), one colour-printed folding map by John Bartholomew & Co., monochrome illustrations and diagrams, 46 full-page, one full-page map, and letterpress tables in the text; a little shaky with some minor bumping , nevertheless an atttractive set, more so than most. Second English edition, the one in the iconic pictorial cloth. First published in Norway under the title Fram over polhavet, den norske polarfaerd 1893-1896 (Oslo: 1896-1897), the first English edition with a less evocative binding was published in 1897 and this, the second, in the following year. The work is a 'narrative of the First Fram Expedition, 1893-1896, led by Nansen, with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the pole [and] contains descriptions of the voyage in the Fram from northern Norway July 1893, across the Kara Sea to the New Siberian Islands and the drift thence across the polar sea, Sept. 1893-March 1895. [It] includes [an] account of Nansen's and Johansen's sledge journey toward the North Pole, their wintering on Franz Josef's Land and trip home, March 1895-Aug. 1896, with excerpts from Nansen's diary; also a supplement by Otto Sverdrup on the Fram's drift in the ice, March 1895-Aug. 1896' (Arctic Bibliography, 11983). The elaborate pictorical cloth binding is here preserved in notably good and bright condition. See Arctic Bibliography 11983 (1st US ed.); NMM I, 991 (1st English ed.); PMM 384 (1st ed.: 'A remarkable achievement in polar exploration'). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History Of Freemasonry With The History Of Its Introduction And Progress In The United States And The History Of The A. A. Scottish Rite - Volume I - Vii.

      The Masonic History Company 1898 - 7 volumes. Bound in publisher's blue cloth. Gilt stamping. Top edge gilt. Minor shelf wear. Good bindings. (2011 pages) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 29 cm. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Delightful early unsigned photo by his aunt Princess Victoria of Wales (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)]

      1898 - showing the young Prince in sailor's hat and jacket, but wearing a skirt, saluting, inscribed by the Princess around the outside "Taken by Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Wales His Royal Highness Prince Edward of York", on Her Majesty's Ship the Crescent, in a circle 3½ inches across, Cowes, August [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Legend of Camelot, Pictures and Poems by George de Maurier

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1898. First edition. Oblong folio. 95pp. Deep green cloth spine blocked in orange and gilt with the title and a representastion of excalibur; green paper bpards also blocked in orange and gilt. All edged gilt. Illustrated. Trace of sunning to the board papers else this is afine copy. 'The Legend of Camelot' is followed by a dozen other verses, all illustrated. This is the first book edition. The contents were previously published in the pages of 'Punch', excewpt one poem, which was previouslyt printed in a privately circulated journal. Housed in the publisher box which has had some strengthening of the corners, else is in good condition with minimAL RUBBING AND SUNNING.

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        The Book of Black Magic, and of Pacts, including the rites and mysteries of goëtic theurgy, sorcery, and infernal necromancy

      London: Privately printed, 1898. First edition. Waite (1857–1942) was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. . 26 cm; xvi, 3-296, [297], [1], 2 pages, [10] leaves of plates. Illustrations, diagrams, facsimiles. Bound in original gray cloth over beveled boards, stamped with title in silver on upper board and on spine, with legend "privately printed on upper board. Discreet library stamp at base of title page, and on rear free endpaper; library gift plate on front free endpaper. TItle page loose. Provenance: "Gift of Fowler McCormick." McCormick (1872-1941), son of Cyrus Hall McCormick, was chairman of International Harvester and son-in-law to John D. Rockefeller. A pencil note on the half-title, presumably in McCormick's hand, states "from the library of Augustin Daly." Daly (1838-1899), was a major figure in 19th-century American theater as a playwright, director, stage manager, critic and promoter.

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        The Lady of the Lake

      1898 - Full page illustrations by C.E. Brock. 8vo., bound by Gwladys Edwards, with her stamp on the recto of the front free endpaper, in full green morocco with upper and lower boards decorated with double gilt rules containing a pattern of triple gilt dots, each corner elaborated with four yellow onlay dots around a pattern of stippled gilt dots becoming denser towards the center and finished with a floral design of three red onlay petals outlined in gilt; spine with five gilt ruled compartments and one plain with lettering in gilt, double gilt ruled turn-ins with a pattern of four gilt dots in the outer corners, a.e.g. London, Service and Paton. An elegant if somewhat restrained design by Gwladys Edwards, a restraint which is either welcomed with relief or rejected with disappointment depending on ones opinion of the more exuberantwork of the Guild of Women Bookbinders. Gwladys exhibited with the Guild and is often suspected of being the same 'Miss Edwards' by whom a number ofGuild bindings are signed. Very good, the spine slightly sunned, the corners of spine and boards a little bumped, some foxing especially to the preliminary leaves, including the title page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        The Young Bank Messenger

      Henry T. Coates 1898 - A first edition, with 1898 on the title page, in very good original cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nations of the World (60 Volumes)

      Peter Fenelon Collier 1898 - 60-volume set. Authors and publication dates vary. Pages unmarked, with slight rippling. Some have light soiling on edges. Gilt on page edges lightly worn yet still bright. Owner name(s) on many volumes. 2 volumes (Scott's Scotland) have more writing on endpapers. Bindings strong on all but a few volumes (broken on Rome IV and United States III). Moderate wear overall, corners bumped with boards showing through on some. Photos available. (Heavy books and sets may require additional shipping charges, particularly if international). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Campaigning on the Upper Nile and Niger.

      

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        Africa. No. 1 (1898). Report by Vice-Consul O'Sullivan on the island of Pemba, 1896-97. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. January 1898. [C.-8701].

      London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1898. - Folio. (2), 9, (1) pp. Loosely sewn as issued. Includes references to slavery on Pemba and dhows trading from the Arabian Gulf an Oman. - Some edge chipping, but a good copy. Bennett 2240.

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        Korea & her Neighbours. A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and Present Position of the Country ... With a Preface by Sir Walter C. Hillier.

      

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        The Making of a Saint. Illustrated by Gilbert James.

      L.C. Page and Company, Boston 1898 - Precedes the UK edition. This is Stott's binding variant "(ii)" with the spine lettering in both black and gold. The state blocked entirely in gilt on spine is almost certainly a special presentation issue as Stott quotes the publisher as saying that "26 copies of the first edition were bound in some sort of special binding, possibly for presentation." In any case, it is extremely uncommon. The state of the binding printed entirely in black on the spine I think one can say with equal certainly is a remainder binding. Previous owner's signature, dated 1902, on front flyleaf. Cloth at spine very slightly tanned. Else a clean, nearly fine copy of Maugham's second book, an historical novel set in Medieval Italy. Stott A2a. Small professsional repair to margin of front flyleaf, otherwise a clean, near fine copy with spine very slightly tanned. Nice copy of the author's second book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force. An Episode of Frontier War.

      

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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, Paris 1898 - First edition. Original printed pale green wrappers. A bit smudged and soiled on the wrappers, else near fine. Housed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. The classic French play about the large nosed Cyrano obliged to help another more handsome man woo the beautiful Roxanne who Cyrano already loves. Basis for several popular films including the 1950 production starring Jose Ferrer, winner of the 1950 Oscar for the Best Actor. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Torpedo in Peace and War

      W. Thacker, London 1898 - First Edition. With 37 plates after paintings by the author. 1 vols. Oblong folio. On a Torpedo Boat, 1898. A first-hand chronicle, by the compiler of Jane's Fighting Ships, of the history and potential of torpedo boats, including a narrative of what life is like on such a craft during an attack. Original black cloth, gilt lettering and device on upper cover, light shelf wear, else near fine With 37 plates after paintings by the author. 1 vols. Oblong folio [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Pleasures of Literature and the Solace of Books

      Wells Gardner, Darton, London 1898 - Publisher's green cloth, gilt titles and ornate decoration on upper board and spine, top edges gilt, in publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper. Slight bump to spine head, else fine; jacket spine and edges age-darkened, a few teensy chips out at the spine tips, but overall remarkably well preserved; Variant green cloth, no priority; beautifully designed and printed, showing the clear influence of the Kelmscott Press ; xxv, 120 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHARCOAL AND WATERCOLOR. UNFINISHED SKETCH OF A FAMILY

      The English born (and later naturalized American citizen) Clare Leighton was best known for her illustrations and wood-engravings. However in her early years -- after completing her training at the Slade School of Fine Art -- she traveled through Europe, and in that time sketched landscapes and workers in Italy, France and the Balkans. [see "Clare Leighton (1898-1989)"; The Book Room Art Press] Probably from this period of her development as an artist. Signed by Leighton. 8" x 10".

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        Volume II (2) 1-7 The Danish Ingolf Expedition (original copies in hardcover library binding)

      Bianco Luno, 1898. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; Mixed language; No jacket; First Edition; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; Ex-library; good condition; undated Liverpool University Library binding of ORIGINAL copies of 7 monographs (without their covers); boards have a few marks and hinges have some splits; some movement to front board otherwise binding is firm; pages are clean; monographs 1-5 are in English, 6-7 are in German; contents are: 1. The Ichthyological Results (Chr Lutken, 1898); 2. On the Appendices Genitales in the Greenland Shary (Hector F E Jungerson, 1899); 3. Nudibranchiate Gasteropoda (R Bergh, 1900); 4. The North-European and Greenland Lycodinae (Adolf Severin Jensen, 1904); 5. Lamellibranchiata, Part I (Adolf S Jensen, 1912); 6-7. Ascidiacea, Parts I and II (R Hartmeyer, 1923 and 1924). HEAVY BOOK(S) 5.7kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Dictionnaire Annamite-Francais comprenant 1. tous les characteres de la langue Annamite vulgaire... 2. les characteres Chinois... 3. la flore et la faune de l'Indochine

      Saigon: Imprimerie de la Mission a Tan Dinh, 1898. Deuxieme edition, (but actually the first - see below), 4to, pp. [8], 987; extra title page in Chinese and Vietnamese; the half-title is reinforced in two places with old paper tape on the blank verso, the Chinese title with phonetic translation in pencil, penultimate leaf remargined and last leaf reinforced on blank verso, pages browned throughout, several neat repairs within; contemporary half black cloth over marbled boards. Not in Zaunmuller; not in Vancil; no earlier edition located in either OCLC or NUC. Genibrel's preface states that the work is based on "un excellent petit Dictionnaire Annamite-francais sans characters, dont l'auteur, Mgr. Caspar, eveque et vicaire apostolique de la Mission de Hue, etait alors simple missionaire a Saigon. C'est cet ouvrage qui a servi de Canevas a notre travail; voila pourquoi nous lui avons donne le titre de deuxieme edition."

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        Ten American Painters [Catalogue of the Pictures; The First Exhibition]

      New York: The Durand-Ruel Galleries, 1898. Original Edition, Not a Reprint. Paperback. VG clean, tight contents; covers wrinkled and with green glossy layer peeled from top of back cover and spine edge of front cover; faint ink writing (title) on spine. Ink stamp on title page, "J.D. Smillie Collection." - Smillie was an American painter, and this book was from his own collection. Minor archival repairs professionally performed to missing cover extremities. 3 x 5.5 glossy, pale green wraps with red insignia and black lettering. 53, [2] with 10 occasional red line drawings. Very small; in protective mylar clear jacket. Catalogue from the exhibition held March - April 1898 at Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York featuring the works of Frank Benson, Joseph Decamp, T.W. Dewing, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Robert Reid, Edward Simmons, Edmund Tarbell, J.H. Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. 39 works listed in all. A paragraph states, "This little volume, modelled after Les Collections Guillaume, was made for The American Painters at 139 Fifth Avenue, New York." Exceedingly rare, one other copy seen in 25 years.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB ]
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        Le Feminisme aux Etats-Unis, en France, dans la Grande Bretagne, en Suede et en Russie

      Armand Colin & Co., Paris 1898 - First edition. 16mo. 73pp. Original printed green wrappers. Slight nicking at the spine ends, else near fine in similarly nicked near fine unprinted glassine dust jacket. Treatise on women's rights issued in the "Questions du Temps Present" series. Schirmacher was a German suffragette and activist who studied at the Sorbonne and earned a doctorate in Zurich. She traveled around Europe giving lectures on German culture and women's issues. In 1904, she co-founded the Association of Progressive Women's Groups, as well as the World Association for Women Suffrage. According to the records of the German National Library this is her first book, her later works included *Die moderne Frauenbewegung* [*The Modern Woman's Rights Movement*] (1909), and *Die Suffragettes* (1912). *OCLC* locates about a dozen copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed, with a Short Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to Sportsmen, Anecdotes, etc.

      1898 - Edward Arnold. 1898. 8vo. Original publisher's half vellum, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards; pp. xxiv + 268; 13 lithographed plates after Wilkie, Landseer and others, including two colour printed plates of fishes and one of flies, wood-engravings in the text; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown., spine a little dulled, but a very nice copy. New edition. First published in 1843, this book quickly became established as a classic of the literature and is particularly useful as a guide to the appearance of flies before the 1850s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        A Notable Lawsuit.

      Privately Printed [1898], Chicago - 12mo. Stiff wrappers, dust jacket. Illustrations. Fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. First edition -- and an exceptional copy it is -- of this rare survivor of which we find only a 2002 facsimile reprint. Head (1832-1914) was president of the Chicago Historical Society and a noted attorney and industrialist, but it was as founder of the tongue-in-cheek Chicago Liars Club that he published this outrageous hoax about a lawsuit, John Jacob Astor v. Frederick Law Olmstead, involving of all things Captain Kidd's hidden treasure. It's possible that even the jacket front panel year ("mdcccixvii") is in jest, as 1897 would be correctly formatted "mdcccxcvii." A subtitle that appears both on the title page and the jacket front panel, "Studies in Early American History," is also intended to convey that this title is a volume in some legitimate historical series. What's truly astonishing about this first edition is that it is in near fine condition. AND it bears a fine presentation inscription on the inner flyleaf from Head to J.H. Eckles (d. 1907), another notable Chicagoan and former Comptroller of the U.S. Currency. AND most remarkably it still has its dust jacket, which is in superb condition. The first edition almost never comes on the market, especially a choice presentation copy such as this. All in all an extraordinary copy of this rarity, a quite desirable Chicago item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
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        An archive of 12 handwritten letters signed by Augustus Le Plongeon, M.D. (1825-1908) and two handwritten letters signed by Alice Dixon Le Plongeon (1851-1910)

      Brooklyn, NY: Not published, 1898. Twelve handwritten letters by Mr. Le Plongeon to Alexander Hill and/or the Robert Clarke Co. dating between April 1898-May 1903, each signed by Mr. Le Plongeon. The letters relate mostly to supplying or offering to supply copies of Queen Moo, Sacred Mysteries, Queen Moo's Talisman, etc. with some publishing data (number of first edition copies published, etc.) and details about works in progress. Included are two handwritten letters by Alice D. Le Plongeon from 1885, to Robert Clarke, about her potential lecture in Cincinnati, and those of her husband on the Masons, and about works in progress "Monuments of Mayan and Yucatan," etc. Augustus Le Plongeon may be remembered for his odd theories of how the Mayan people are linked to the people of the lost city of Atlantis. He did leave us with numerous well-taken photographs of Chichen Itza, as he was the first to excavate the ruins there.. Signed. First Edition. Very good+ condition.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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