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        Soldier and Traveller. Memoirs of Alexander Gardner, Colonel of Artillery in the Service of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. With an Introduction by The Right Hon. Sir Richard Temple.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1898 - Octavo. Original moderate reddish-brown cloth, lettered on the spine and front board, teal surface-paper endpapers. Neat gilt supralibros of the parliamentary library of New South Wales to the upper board, very slightly rubbed and bumped, ink stamp neatly removed from the title page, some foxing front and back, but overall a very good copy. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Gardner, every inch the Scottish Sikh in tartan approximation of a shalwar qameez, talwar in hand, and one other portrait, 2 full-page maps. First edition. Extremely uncommon, and highly sought-after memoir. "An adventurer and soldier of fortune, Gardner (1785-1877) travelled through much of Central Asia and Afghanistan before joining the service of Ranjit Singh in 1832. Carefully edited by Major Pearse, Gardner's memoirs tell in a rough-hewn fashion of his experiences as the Commander of Sikh artillery in the 1835 conflict with Afghanistan over control of the Peshawar Valley. Similarly, Gardner gives an accounting of the bloody internal struggle for control of the Sikh State following the death of Ranjit Singh. With the imposition of British dominion over the Sikhs at the conclusion of the First Sikh War of 1846, Gardner's memoirs recede into the record of his retirement years spent in the Vale of Kashmir" (Riddick). Chopra, with reference to this work, considered that the work of Western scholars "rendered great service to the Punjab and their works still have great bearing on the language, culture and history of the region" (p.48). Chopra, Maharajah Ranjit Singh and his Times, pp.47-8; see Khurana, British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab on Gardner's reliability as a source; Howgego, II, G3, misspelling Gardner's name; Riddick 111: Yakushi P38, "Gardner travelled as a pilgrim in 1829-30-31: Srinagar, Gilgit, Chitral, Yarkand, Karakoram Pass, Shyok River, Leh, Dras River, Zoji-la, and Srinagar." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Workers in the West [...] March Scribner's

      N.p. [NY: Scribner's, 1898]. Advertising poster for the March, 1898 issue of Scribner's Magazine, promoting the first of a series of articles by William Wyckoff, "Workers in the West," in which the author posed under cover as a manual laborer in order to cover the increasingly tense labor situation in the Mountain West, which would culminate in the Colorado Mine Wars of 1903-04. Wyckoff's series was accompanied by illustrations by the western artist William Robinson Leigh, but the current poster is attributed to painter and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911) - though to be honest we find scant resemblance with Abbey's work stylistically, and the artist's mark does not match any other Abbey monograms we have been able to locate (for attribution, see catalog of Melbert Cary Collection of Graphic Arts, University of Rochester). In any event, a lovely copy of an uncommon work from the first golden age of American poster art. OCLC locates only the Cary copy at Rochester. Lithograph in colors, 57cm x 35cm (ca 22" x 14"), printed in red and black on cream stock. Masking tape adhesions to verso from matting, else a clean, Near Fine example free of soil or significant wear.

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        Das Nordlicht. 3 Bde. Florentiner Ausgabe.

      Erste Ausgabe der Florentiner Ausgabe. - Eins von 700 num. Exemplaren. - Erster Bd.: ?Das Mittelmeer.? Begonnen im Winter 1898, beendet im Frühjahr 1909 mit der Einfügung der ?Perlen von Venedig. Zweiter Bd. : ?Pan. Orphisches Intermezzo.? Geschrieben in den Jahren 1902 und 1903. Dritter Bd.: ?Sahara.? Geschrieben hauptsächlich vom Herbst 1904 bis Frühjahr 1906. Spätere Ergänzungen erfolgten bis Anfang 1910. - Pergament etwas angeschmutzt, Einbände teils (finger-)fleckig, teils lichtrandig. Gelenke leicht angeplatzt. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 55.1.

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        Mond-Atlas entworfen nach den Beobachtungen an der Pia-Sternwarte in Triest. Band 1 und Neue Folge in 3 Bänden (alles Erschienene).

      Triest bzw Wien und Leipzig Selbstverlag bzw Mayer -1912 1898 - (32 x 25,5 cm). 20 (1) S./ XVIII, 376 S./ 4 Blätter. Mit 1 Porträt, 31 Abbildungen, 87 Tafeln (jeweils mit bedruckten transparenten Deckblättern), davon 58 in Lichtdruck und 1 mehrfach gefalteten Karte. Original-Halbleinwandband und Original-Leinwandbände. Einzige Ausgabe. - Wichtiger Mondatlas, vollständig mit allen drei Bänden sehr selten. - Die beiden Bände der Neuen Folge wurden posthum von R. König mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien herausgegeben. - Krieger (1865-1902), Schüler von H. Seeliger, betrieb umfassende Studien über die Oberfläche des Mondes. "Die von ihm in langjähriger unermüdlicher Nachtarbeit angefertigten ca. 1000 Zeichnungen der Mondoberfläche gehören zu den besten der damaligen Zeit und werden wegen ihrer sich auf das der Photographie überlegene Auflösungsvermögen des menschlichen Auges gründenden Feinheiten der Darstellung noch heute oft herangezogen, wenn schwierige Detailfragen geklärt werden müssen" (NDB). - Band 1: Stempel auf Titel. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Einbände der Bände 2 und 3 gering bestoßen. Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten. - NDB 13, 44.

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        The Nigger of the Narcissus. A Tale of the Sea.

      London: William Heinemann, 1898.. EX LIBRIS MAURICE BARING, a new impression. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.viii; 259 [35]. With ownership inscription of Maurice Baring in black ink to front free endpaper, as well as his bookplate illustrated with 'a ship with a cargo of books to the city of dreams' to front pastedown. In publisher's dark grey cloth with gilt titles to spine and roundel on upper board. Light rubbing to fore-edges; very good. First published in 1897, this copy belonged to the playwright and novelist Maurice Baring.

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        AN ALMANAC OF TWELVE SPORTS

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - Tan pictorial paper-covered boards with black lettering on front cover; tan linen spine; illustration by Nicholson on front cover; cream coloured end papers. Title page with Heinemann vignette in colour. Some off-setting (as is common) of the plates to text pages. edges of spine and front cover nibbled. Reinforcement to hinges, otherwise in very good condition. Invitation to a private view of Nicholson's works loosely laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volpone: or The Foxe. A new edition with a critical essay on the author by Vincent O'Sullivan and a frontispiece five initial letters and a cover design illustrative and decorative by Aubrey Beardsley together with an eulogy of the artist by Robert Ross.

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1898 - Demy quarto. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt and with double gilt rules at ends, front cover with overall design by Beardsley incorporating title blocked in gilt, publisher's device blocked in gilt to rear board. A touch of rubbing to spine ends, minor cockling to rear board, else a fine copy. The letter splitting from the foot of the central fold but very good. Frontispiece and 6 vignettes by Beardsley, title printed in red and black. Limited edition, one of 1,000 copies on art paper, this copy out of series, unnumbered, and presumably from the publisher's own retained stock; there were another 100 copies on Japanese vellum. With an autograph letter signed from Oscar Wilde to the publisher, Leonard Smithers, in its original stamped and franked envelope, postmark 13 January 1899, mounted on the front free endpaper. Wilde's letter, addressed from the Hôtel des Bains, Napoule, on the sea near Cannes, thanks "My dear Smithers" for sending him Volpone – "it is a very fine issue indeed". He thinks Beardsley's work not quite his best but adds that "had he lived he would no doubt have done wonderful other illustrations." He praises both the introduction and Robbie Ross's eulogy, concluding teasingly: "The play is, I suppose, by you." He requests copies of The Importance of Being Earnest, to be published by Smithers the following month: "20 ordinary – 5 large paper – and 1 vellum – for me". But his mind is no longer directed to literary work. "Yes: even at Napoule there is romance: it comes in boats: and takes the form of fisher-lads, who draw great nets, and are bare-limbed: they are strangely perfect: I was at Nice lately: Romance there is a profession plied beneath the moon." Ellman notes that Beardsley's death at 25 years of age on 16 March 1898 was the first of several affecting Wilde which seemed to bring the Nineties to a doomed end. Merlin Holland & Rupert Hart-Davies (eds.), The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde (2000), p. 1119.

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

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, only printing of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Condition is very good, a quite respectable, original, unrestored copy. The publisher's green cloth binding remains tight and square with sound corners and no appreciable color shift between the covers and spine. We note light wear to hinges and extremities, and modest soiling, mostly to the spine, though with a small ink stain at the lower front hinge and a smaller ink mark at the front hinge two inches from the bottom. The contents are clean apart from typical intermittent spotting throughout. We find no previous ownership marks. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. The original black endpapers are present, notably without any sign of the usual splits at the gutters. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: "...I had written them with the design... of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: "...It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. Second state of the first edition, only printing is confirmed by an errata slip tipped in at p.1 (preceding the folding map) and a publisher's rear catalogue dated “3/98”. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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        The Modern Style: Decorative Documents Tapestries, &. &. with Models of Modern Furniture

      Paris: Ch. Schmid, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Folio (18 1/4 x 13"). [1] leaf (Title), [48] loose leaves, as issued. Later half olive cloth over decorative paper covered portfolio. String ties. Late 19th-century pictorial survey of British furniture design containing no less than 234 various pieces of furniture (bedding, chairs, tables, side tables, sofas, armoires, desks, cabinets, etc..), ornaments (rugs, mirrors, pool table, etc..), as well as tapestries in 48 illustrated variously colored mono-cromatic plates. Each of these are viewed in tableau - within room settings, including all aspects of the room from the stained glass windows and drapes to the rugs on the floor.The models have been collected and drawn by a certain Edw. Bt. Each plate is signed in the plate by the artist's monogram. The plate featuring the designs numbered 168 to 176 is dated [18]"97".Although the work is credited to Schmid (Paris) it is printed by lemercier- Paris.This work appears to be extremely rare as OCLC indicates that only one library worlwide owns an incomplete copy (Universidad de Navarra, in Spain).The title leaf and the collection of 48 illustrated plates are housed in a wrong and later portfolio titled "Le Style Moderne Dans la Décoration Intérieure," by Henri Clouzot.Portfolio partly frayed, with foxing to covers. Lower margin of title leaf partly creased, with small closed tears (not affecting lettering). Minor offsetting and foxing along paper margin (not affecting plates). Portfolio in overall good-, interior in good to very good condition.

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        Vom Ablaß und Jubeljar orthodoxischer und summarischer Bericht. In welchem nicht allein auß H. Göttlicher der H. Vätter und Kirchenlehrer Schrifften,. wider der Lutheraner unnd Calvinisten falsch erdichte Calumnien, mit satten und beständigem Grund der Warheit unwidertreiblich behauptet und befestiget wirdt,. Nachmals, was vom H. Jubeljar zuhalten, wie und was Gestalt man sich dessen theilhafftig machen soll . Ingolstadt, A. Angermayer (Eder) 1599. 4°. 9 Bll., 256 S., 1 w. Bl.- Angeb.: Ders., Notwehr und Ehrnrettung der Catholischen Religion, und etlich ihrer fürnehmbsten Glaubens Articuln, als vom Ablaß und Iubilaeo: Von Wirckung der H. Sacrament: Von der Rechtfertigung, Glauben und guten Wercken, von Wal- und Kirchfahrten . Casteyung des

      - I) VD 16, F 1898 - Stalla 1266.- Friedrich Förner (auch Forner oder Fornerus) (* 14. März 1570 in Weismain; ? 5. Dezember 1630 in Bamberg) war Generalvikar und Weihbischof in Bamberg. Er galt als "die Seele der Gegenreformation" und war später "einer der geistigen Urheber der Bamberger Hexenprozesse vor der schwedischen Besatzung und hat in seiner Panoplia armaturae einen ganzen Katalog von Abwehrmitteln und 'Rezepten' gegen Magie und Dämonenwerk aufgestellt" (NDB V, 270).- Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk.- II) VD 17 12:117167R - Stalla 1279 - Jöcher II, 677.- Teilw. etwas wasserrandig; S. 415 bis Ende unten mit Wurmspuren u. etwas Buchstabenverlust, VDeckel obere Kante etw. besch.

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        Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa, Being an Account of Three Years Ivory -Hunting Under Mount Kenya and Among the Ndorobo Savages of the Lorogi Mountains, Including a Trip to the North End of Lake Rudolph

      England: Rowland Ward and Co. Ltd., 1898. 455 pages plus ads. Slightly dull red cloth with black titles on front cover, bright gilt titles on spine, corners bumped, rear bottom corner with cloth worn through. hinges starting (paper shows cracks, cloth beneath is holding) Coloured plate of butterflies, illustrated with over sixty b&w photographs and drawings. Map of Central Africa in the rear pocket, map with a few wrinkles but no tears. Zebra endpapers, with previous owner, Gerrit Forbes, note on the second endpaper. (Gerrit Forbes hunted in Africa with W D M Bell) The classic elephant hunting book.. First Edition. Cloth Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J G Millais, E Caldwell, G E Lodge. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        SANTIAGO DE QUERETARO. EN EL ANO DE MIL NOVECIENTOS TREINTA Y CUATRO.

      Mexico, n.d.. With 50 mounted photographs, tipped to black paper and then to thick pages. Each image is captioned on the page. 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Patterned red cloth portfolio with paper labels and string ties. Enrique A. Cervantes (1898 - 1953), engineer, photographer, and historic preservationist. He spent his life researching, measuring, drawing and photographing the architectural and decorative arts of colonial Mexico. During the 1930's and 40's he produced nine limited edition portfolios of original photographs depicting the colonial heritage of various Mexican cities.

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        Les Hôpitaux Militaires de l'Île de Cuba.Et notamment l'hôpital d'Alphonse XIII de la Havane. Pendant la guerre actuelle.Communication adressée au IX Congrès International d'Hygiène et de Demographie

      Imprimerie du Dépôt de la Guerre, Madrid 1898 - con un plano de la Habana - Acerca de los establecimientos sanitarios de la Habana, con 19 planos. With a map of Havana – About sanitary institutions in Havana, with 19 maps. 40 + XIX pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Volpone: or The Foxe.

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co,, 1898. A new edition with a critical essay on the author by Vincent O'Sullivan and a frontispiece five initial letters and a cover design illustrative and decorative by Aubrey Beardsley together with an eulogy of the artist by Robert Ross. Demy quarto. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt and with double gilt rules at ends, front cover with overall design by Beardsley incorporating title blocked in gilt, publisher's device blocked in gilt to rear board. Frontispiece and 6 vignettes by Beardsley, title printed in red and black. A touch of rubbing to spine ends, minor cockling to rear board, else a fine copy. The letter splitting from the foot of the central fold but very good. Limited edition, one of 1,000 copies on art paper, this copy out of series, unnumbered, and presumably from the publisher's own retained stock; there were another 100 copies on Japanese vellum. With an autograph letter signed from Oscar Wilde to the publisher, Leonard Smithers, in its original stamped and franked envelope, postmark 13 January 1899, mounted on the front free endpaper. Wilde's letter, addressed from the Hôtel des Bains, Napoule, on the sea near Cannes, thanks "My dear Smithers" for sending him Volpone – "it is a very fine issue indeed". He thinks Beardsley's work not quite his best but adds that "had he lived he would no doubt have done wonderful other illustrations." He praises both the introduction and Robbie Ross's eulogy, concluding teasingly: "The play is, I suppose, by you." He requests copies of The Importance of Being Earnest, to be published by Smithers the following month: "20 ordinary – 5 large paper – and 1 vellum – for me". But his mind is no longer directed to literary work. "Yes: even at Napoule there is romance: it comes in boats: and takes the form of fisher-lads, who draw great nets, and are bare-limbed: they are strangely perfect: I was at Nice lately: Romance there is a profession plied beneath the moon." Ellman notes that Beardsley's death at 25 years of age on 16 March 1898 was the first of several affecting Wilde which seemed to bring the Nineties to a doomed end.

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        DEPARTMENTAL DITTIES AND OTHER VERSES [SIGNED]

      London: W. Thacker & Co, 1898. Tenth Edition. 8vo., 189, 24 pages; G+; bound in red cloth, faded lettering to spine; front board has a crack to pastedown and cardboard, cloth has crease but is intact; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; sun-fading to spine; some foxing to interior; two chips missing to middle of spine; inscription of previous owner on half-title page, name on ffep; SIGNED flat on title page, with Kipling's printed name crossed out; shelved case 0. Dupont.

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        Die industrielle Entwickelung Polens. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der staatswissenschaftlichen Doktorwürde der hohen staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Zürich.

      Leipzig, Duncker und Humblot, 1898. 8vo. Unbound, as issued. Contemporary black cloth backstrip. First and last leaf a bit soiled and dusty. A few nicks to extremities, but otherwise fine. Housed in a custommade green cloth folder. (6), 95, (1) pp. ¶ Extremely scarce first printing of Rosa Luxemburg's doctoral dissertation, constituting the first comprehensive economic history of Poland and one of the most important pieces of revolutionary politics of the period. It is this foundational work of socialism that once and for all settled the score on the "Polish question" and sealed Rosa Luxemburg's fate as an international socialist leader. ""The Industrial Development of Poland", the first comprehensive economic history of Poland ever published, was Rosa Luxemburg's doctoral thesis, winning her a Doctor of Law degree in 1897 from the University of Zurich. She had been active in revolutionary politics for at least a decade before the thesis was written, and it was both a serious piece of academic research and a salvo against her opponents in the Socialist International, particularly the Polish Socialist Party.While the PSP championed Polish nationalism, Luxemburg's tiny Social Democratic Party of the Kingdom of Poland countered with a platform of class struggle and international working-class solidarity. In the 1890s Luxemburg and her party used the Polish dispute to make a public issue of the International leadership's acceptance of nationalism and gradualism. Her dissertation was a final settling of accounts on the "Polish question" as she moved beyond Polish politics to become an international socialist leader operating out of the German Social Democracy - the role that won her a place in socialism's historic pantheon." (from the preface to the English translation). Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) was one of the most influential Marxists of the late 19th century. In her youth, she joined the socialist movement and went to Switzerland in exile in 1889. Here she studied law and economics and developed close connections to the leading members of the Russian socialist party. As opposed to Lenin, she was in complete favour of internationalism and therefore in opposition to the established Russian and Polish socialist parties that supported Polish independence. In 1893, she cofounded what was to be the forerunner of the Polish Communist Party, namely the Socialdemocratic Labour Party of Poland.In 1899, Rosa Luxemburg settled in Berlin and joined the German Socildemocratic Party, SPD and represented the revolutionary wing. She believed strongly in revolutionary mass action, but as opposed to Lenin, she was not completely bound to the revolutionary party and spoke out against movements like the reform union in Germany. "Rosa Luxemburg was born in the small Polish town of Zamosc on 5 March 1871. From early youth she was active in the socialist movement. She joined a revolutionary party called Proletariat, founded in 1882, some 21 years before the Russian Social Democratic Party (Bolsheviks and Mensheviks) came into being. From the beginning Proletariat was, in principles and programme, many steps ahead of the revolutionary movement in Russia. While the Russian revolutionary movement was still restricted to acts of individual terrorism carried out by a few heroic intellectuals, Proletariat was organising and leading thousands of workers on strike. In 1886, however, Proletariat was practically decapitated by the execution of four of its leaders, the imprisonment of 23 others for long terms of hard labour, and the banishment of about 200 more. Only small circles were saved from the wreck, and it was one of these that Rosa Luxemburg joined at the age of 16. By 1889 the police had caught up with her, and she had to leave Poland, her comrades thinking she could do more useful work abroad than in prison. She went to Switzerland, to Zurich, which was the most important centre of Polish and Russian emigration. There she entered the university where she studied natural sciences, mathematics and economics. She took an active part in the local labour movement and in the intense intellectual life of the revolutionary emigrants.Hardly more than a couple of years later Rosa Luxemburg was already recognised as the theoretical leader of the revolutionary socialist party of Poland. She became the main contributor to the party paper, Sprawa Rabotnicza, published in Paris. In 1894 the name of the party, Proletariat, was changed to become the Social Democratic Party of the Kingdom of Poland; shortly afterwards Lithuania was added to the title. Rosa continued to be the theoretical leader of the party (the SDKPL) till the end of her life.In August 1893 she represented the party at the Congress of the Socialist International. There, a young woman of 22, she had to contend with well-known veterans of another Polish party, the Polish Socialist Party (PPS), whose main plank was the independence of Poland and which claimed the recognition of all the experienced elders of international socialism. Support for the national movement in Poland had the weight of long tradition behind it: Marx and Engels, too, had made it an important plank in their policies. Undaunted by all this, Rosa Luxemburg struck out at the PPS, accusing it of clear nationalistic tendencies and a proneness to diverting the workers from the path of class struggle; and she dared to take a different position to the old masters and oppose the slogan of independence for Poland. (For elaboration on this, see Rosa Luxemburg and the national question below.) Her adversaries heaped abuse on her, some of them, like the veteran disciple and friend of Marx and Engels, Wilhelm Liebknecht, going so far as to accuse her of being an agent of the Tsarist secret police. But she stuck to her point.Intellectually she grew by leaps and bounds. She was drawn irresistibly to the centre of the international labour movement, Germany, where she made her way in 1898." (Tony Cliff, Rosa Luxemburg Biography).In 1919, she was captured and murdered by reactionary freetroop officers, but her theoretical works remained highly influential throughout almost a century. As late as the 1960'ies and 70'ies, she was still seen as somewhat of a revolutionary her and champion of communism. "When the First World War broke out, practically all the leaders of the Socialist Party [SPD] were swept into the patriotic tide. On 3 August 1914 the parliamentary group of German Social Democracy decided to vote in favour of war credits for the Kaiser's government. Of the 111 deputies only 15 showed any desire to vote against. However, after their request for permission to do so had been rejected, they submitted to party discipline, and on 4 August the whole Social Democratic group unanimously voted in favour of the credits. A few months later, on 2 December, Karl Liebknecht flouted party discipline to vote with his conscience. His was the sole vote against war credits.This decision of the party leadership was a cruel blow to Rosa Luxemburg. However, she did not give way to despair. On the same day, 4 August, on which the Social Democratic deputies rallied to the Kaiser's banner, a small group of socialists met in her apartment and decided to take up the struggle against the war. This group, led by Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, Franz Mehring and Clara Zetkin, ultimately became the Spartakus League. For four years, mainly from prison, Rosa continued to lead, inspire and organise the revolutionaries, keeping high the banner of international socialism...The revolution in Russia of February 1917 was a realisation of Rosa Luxemburg's policy of revolutionary opposition to the war and struggle for the overthrow of imperialist governments. Feverishly she followed the events from prison, studying them closely in order to draw lessons for the future. Unhesitatingly she stated that the February victory was not the end of the struggle but only its beginning, that only workers' power could assure peace. From prison she issued call after call to the German workers and soldiers to emulate their Russian brethren, overthrow the Junkers and capitalists and thus, while serving the Russian Revolution, at the same time prevent themselves from bleeding to death under the ruins of capitalist barbarism.When the October Revolution broke out, Rosa Luxemburg welcomed it enthusiastically, praising it in the highest terms. At the same time she did not believe that uncritical acceptance of everything the Bolsheviks did would be of service to the labour movement. She clearly foresaw that if the Russian Revolution remained in isolation a number of distortions would cripple its development; and quite early in the development of Soviet Russia she pointed out such distortions, particularly on the question of democracy.On 8 November 1918 the German Revolution freed Rosa Luxemburg from prison. With all her energy and enthusiasm she threw herself into the revolution. Unfortunately the forces of reaction were strong. Right-wing Social Democratic leaders and generals of the old Kaiser's army joined forces to suppress the revolutionary working class. Thousands of workers were murdered; on 15 January 1919 Karl Liebknecht was killed; on the same day a soldier's rifle butt smashed into Rosa Luxemburg's skull.With her death the international workers' movement lost one of its noblest souls. "The finest brain amongst the scientific successors of Marx and Engels", as Mehring said, was no more. In her life, as in her death, she gave everything for the liberation of humanity." (Tony Cliff, Biography of Rosa Luxemburg).

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        The Novels. [Including Jane Eyre; Shirley; Vilette; Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.]

      London: Downey & Co. Ltd., 1898 - 12 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. Illustrated throughout from photographs of places associated with the Brontës. The Thornton Edition. A very handsomely bound set of the Brontë's novels illustrated with photographs of places associated with the sisters.

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        Bologna che dorme Periodico umoristico - letterario - illustrato

      Bologna, 1898, A. I, n. 1, 2, 3, 4 (annata completa) - 1899, A. II n.1/49 (8 dicembre, annata completa) Fascicoli con belle copertine illustrate (Nasica e Barfredo tra gli altri) rilegati in un volume mezza tela con titoli e fregi dorati in oro ai dorsi. Il fascicolo n. 4 dell'A. I è posto dopo il fascicolo n. 1 dell'anno II. Tutto il pubblicato completo del "Bologna russa", supplemento al numero 10. In ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        THE PAY OF THE PIED PIPER. Illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. Reprinted from the 1888 Xmas Entertainment Programme of the Brighton Grammar School

      NP. ND. c. 1898. Set of 11 full page illustrations by Beardsley Sewn in pale blue/grey card wrapper. No text apart from the front wrapper.(8.4 x 5.4 inches). Mark Samuels Lasner, in his checklist of Beardsley's work, describes a set of these illustrations as being issued as loose plates in blue wrappers (5a) but this copy is the 11 etchings printed on the recto of white paper leaves and sewn into the card wraps. A couple of spots to the edge of the first couple of leaves, away from the illustration, otherwise a clean and bright example in very good wrappers with a small amount of marking and handling to the edges. Overall a better than very good example of this rare item.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Adventures of Captain Bonneville U.S.A in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West.

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1898. The Pawnee edition of Irving's account of exploration and the fur-trade from the Rockies west, 1832-1835, including the first record of the trapping expedition over the Sierras to California. Octavo, 2 volumes, original gilt-decorated and printed ivory cloth, gilt topstain. Illustrated with gravure plates from photographs, drawings and paintings, folding; tissue guards. Fine in the rare original dust jackets with a touch of wear. Text decorations were designed by Margaret Armstrong. Drawing on Bonneville's own journals, Washington Irving chronicles the exploits and adventures of Captain James Bonneville, one of the earliest explorers of the American West, detailing his various journeys with mountain man Joseph Rutherford Walker; their discovery of Yosemite, Walker Pass, and the Bonneville Salt Flats; and life among the Native Americans and trappers of the West.

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        Chansons du Quartier Latin.

      P., Enoch & Cie, éditeurs, s.d. (1898-99 d’après la BnF), 1 vol. 325 x 253 broché sous couverture verte rempliée illustrée en lithographie.Bords de la couverture très légèrement jaunis, pages de garde blanches insolées par les rabats de la couverture, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Titre composé par Georges Auriol, ne figurant pas dans le tirage courant, page de justificatif de tirage numérotée et signée en rouge par l’éditeur, reprise de la lithographie de couverture sur blanc en double page, 15 lithographies originales de Paul Balluriau, table des matières illustrée, marque d’éditeur.1 des 15 rarissimes exemplaires de tête sur Hollande (N°8), à toutes marges.Ce tirage ne reproduit que les hors-textes lithographiques de Paul Balluriau, sans les sous-titres et les partitions du tirage courant, c’est pourquoi nous joignons un exemplaire de celui-ci. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        Encyklopädie der mathematischen Wissenschaften mit Einschluss ihrer Anwendungen. Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Akademieen der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Leipzig, München und Wien. .Unvollständig.

      Band1 komp. Band 2,1 h1-9, 2,2 h 1-5, 2.3h1-8, 3,1 h 1-7+9,3,2 h 1-7+9+11-12,3,3 h 1-5, 4,1, 4,1b h 1-4, 2,1 2 1-4, 4,2 h 1-6 4,3, 5,1 h 1-6, 5,2 h 1-5,3,3 h 1-3, 6,1h 1-3, 6,2 h 1-7 6,2 sider, Leipzin B.G.Teubner 1898-1925, 6 volumes in half calf OR HAL It looks as only app 10 hefts ar missing

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        Pensionnat Sainte-Marie, Doué-la-Fontaine. Devoirs journaliers. Première classe - Première division. Eulalie Bernier.

      Doué-la-Fontaine: Pensionnat Sainte-Marie, Année 1898 - Manuscrit in-folio (28 x 35 cm); 35 feuillets de texte, dont cartes et illustrations coloriées, superbement écrites à l"encre violette avec rehauts d"encre rouge et or, rédigés par l"élève Eulalie Bernier de Janvier à Juillet 1898; texte présenté dans un double encadrement avec lettrines et ornements dorés, la plupart des feuillets protégés par des serpentes roses. Reliure d"époque en percaline rouge titrée sur le premier plat: "Pensionnat Sainte-Marie. Doué-la-Fontaine. Première classe - première division. Eulalie Bernier", gardes roses de papier gaufré, tranches dorées. Très bon état. Sorte de "chef-d"oeuvre" de l"élève Eulalie Bernier en année (terminale ?) du pensionnat Sainte-Marie de Doué-la-Fontaine (Maine-et Loire), année 1898. Une sorte de florilège des enseignements reçus dans les diverses disciplines, dont: Orthographe, Lexicologie, Arithmétique, Education religieuse, Composition française, Analyse grammaticale, Géographie de la France, Instruction civique, Morale, Histoire religieuse, Histoire ancienne et moderne, Mythologie, Conjugaison, Histoire naturelle, Géographie du département, Locutions et Proverbes. La qualité exceptionnelle de l"écriture, de la calligraphie des titres et du décor des pages, laissent pantois. L"élève, âgée d"environ 16 ans comme le suggère le titre du dernier poème, a mis à l"évidence beaucoup d"elle-même dans la réalisation de ce petit chef-d"oeuvre de fin d"études, témoignage éclairant du contenu et de la qualité formelle de l"enseignement suivi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Children In Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life.

      London: Murdoch and Co., 1898.. FIRST EDITION in book-form. Pamphlet, pp.16, printed wrappers. Trivial toning. A fine copy, but for the rust-through from the single staple at fold. The text of Wilde's celebrated letter to the Daily Chronicle, appearing on 28th May 1897, which concerned the affair of Warder T. Martin, following his dismissal from the prison service for serving scraps of bread to starving child prisoners.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The War of the Worlds

      Harpers and Brothers, New York 1898 - Very good. First U.S. edition and the first illustrated edition. Black and white illustrations on glossy paper. In original blue cloth, gilt lettering, green & black designs, lightly tanned on spine. Former owner name discreetly written in corner of pastedown, else very good or better. Perhaps the mostly widely-known science fiction classic of all time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Graver & Pen Rare Books]
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        An Antarctic Mystery. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. Illustrated.

      Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1898 - Half title, front. & 63 plates. Orig. red pictorial cloth, blocked in light & dark grey, white, black & gilt; spine faded & chipped at head, recased. Neat ownership inscription on title, 1883. R.G. Taylor booklabel; small name stamps of Jas. Craig. a.e.g. A good sound copy of a scarce Verne title. Le Sphinx des Glaces, 1897. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Verne wrote the novel as a direct sequel to Edgar Allen Poe?s The Mystery of Arthur Pym of 1838. He had always held a fascination for Poe?s fiction, and wrote in 1864 Edgar Allen Poe et ses oeuvres. JVE V046; Myers 2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        Collection of six ALS and cards from Vuillard to Cipa Godebski and Ida Godebska.

      1898-1935.(). Cipa was the half brother of Misia Sert, (wife of José-Maria Sert; of Thadée Natanson; and of Alfred Edwards). Vuiilard was a close friend of the Godebski's for 40 years.

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed, "Heroes Who Fight Fire."

      39 pages. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Approximately 9000 words, complete with Riis's revisions, written on rectos only. Signed "Jacob A. Riis" on first and last pages. Some minor tears and chips, heavily worn final page has been affixed to another sheet for added stability, otherwise very good condition. [with:] the first printing of the essay in Century Magazine, February, 1898, published with 8 illustrations by Jay Hambidge. Original wrappers. An outstanding Jacob Riis manuscript on New York's firefighters. Riis wrote "Heroes Who Fight Fire" for Century Magazine, and it later appeared as a chapter in his book, Children of the Tenements (1903). Riis's vivid portrayal of the heroism of New York City's firemen echoes the praise one hears today from the city's officials and citizens: "Take it all in all, there is not, I think, to be found anywhere a body of men as fearless, as brave, and as efficient as the Fire Brigade of New York." His essay is filled with stories of amazing and tragic events in and around the Lower East Side tenements. Jacob Riis became famous in 1890 upon publication of his first book, How the Other Half Lives. After living in squalid circumstances himself during his first years in America, Riis, who emigrated at the age of 21, eventually secured a position as a police reporter at the New York Tribune and then later at the New York Sun. While there, he spent his nights documenting the life of those living in the Lower East Side tenements, epitomizing the style of reporting for which Theodore Roosevelt, Riis's close friend, later coined the term "muckraking." Riis first drew the interest of Theodore Roosevelt, then head of the New York Police Board of Commissioners, with the release of How the Other Half Lives. Roosevelt accompanied Riis on a number of late-night expeditions into the tenements, prompting Roosevelt to take reform measures. When Roosevelt took office, he offered Riis a high-ranking political position. Riis declined, explaining, "to represent is not my business. To write is; I can do it much better and back up the other; so we are two for one." Riis's promotion of progressive social reform led Roosevelt to call him "New York's most useful citizen." "Jacob Riis was one of those men who by his writings contributed most to raising the standard of unselfishness, of disinterestedness, of sane and kindly good citizenship, in this country . If I were asked to name a fellow-man who came nearest to being the ideal American citizen, I should name Jacob Riis" (Theodore Roosevelt, The Outlook, 1914).

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        THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition, First State. 8vo., 303 pages, [1], 16 pages ads; VG-; bound in gray cloth, black lettering on spine and front cover; protected with a mylar covering; spine cocked, bumping to corners; small stain to middle of front board; gutter slightly open on some gathering breaks, pages 64/65, 80/81, 128/129, 192/193, 224/225; slight cracking to gutters on endpapers; heinemann logo on rear cover; no statement of printing on copyright page, with Currey state A of publishers catalogue in rear, 16 pages, dated autumn mdcccxcvii; shelved case 2. Dupont.

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        The Nigger of the Narcissus. A Tale of the Sea.

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. EX LIBRIS MAURICE BARING, a new impression. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.viii; 259 [35]. With ownership inscription of Maurice Baring in black ink to front free endpaper, as well as his bookplate illustrated with 'a ship with a cargo of books to the city of dreams' to front pastedown. In publisher's dark grey cloth with gilt titles to spine and roundel on upper board.Light rubbing to fore-edges; very good. First published in 1897, this copy belonged to the playwright and novelist Maurice Baring.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        [Archive]: Cape May Golf Club 1930-31

      Near Fine. A file of correspondence, approximately 43 pieces, regarding the maintenance and development of the Cape May, New Jersey Golf Club including retained carbons and original correspondence from the Chairman of the Greens Committee T. Millet Hand, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Club Thomas Hart, the Club's golf pro M.A. Duffy, and others, including officers of other New Jersey and Pennsylvania golf clubs (including Wilmington [Delaware] Country Club, Country Club of Atlantic City, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, Doylestown Country Club, Bala Golf Club, Plymouth Country Club, ) as well as a couple of printed pieces. Founded in 1898, this correspondence deals with courtesies exchanged with other clubs, changes to the profiles of the greens, maintenance of the club house, by-laws concerning membership, correspondence with sporting magazines, etc.

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        Lectures

      Boston, 1898. Balch Brothers and Company. Full leather. Very good. Boston: 1898. Balch Brothers and Company. Full leather. Twelve volumes. Octavo. Stoddard Lectures. Hand-colored frontispieces in-text illustrations throughout. Full tan morocco, covers with double rules and gilt floral motif borders, spine with raisedbands in six compartments, gilt titles in second and fourth, others gilt motif turn-ins with multiple rules and floral motif in gilt, green morocco doublures, silk free endpapers, all edges gilt. AUTHOR'S EDITION LIMITED FIVE HUNDRED COPIES WHICH THIS IS TWENTY-SIX. Specially bound copies were lettered A-Z, with the remainder numbered. This copy is signed by the author, and lettered "P" author. John L. Stoddard (1850-1931), Born Brookline Massachusetts was an American Writer, Hymn Writer and Lecturer who gained popularity through his Travelogues.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Porträtpostkarte. (ca. 14 x 9 cm)

      Nr. 1355. - Die Karte ist gelaufen. Rückseitig m. hds. Text (in zarter Handschrift). - Beiliegend zwei Programmhefte des Etablissement Ronacher "Yvette Guilbert. Repertoir, während ihres Gastspiels am Etablissement Ronacher in Wien vom 19. - 28. Februar 1898". (Wien, 1898) 24 S. OBrosch. - Text in deutscher und franz. Sprache. - Angestaubt, kl. Randläsuren, Gbrsp. - Mit einem Porträt der Künstlerin am Titel sowie Etablissement Ronacher "Yvette Guilbert. Gastspiels vom 17. - 29. Februar 1908. Texte und Übersetzungen der Chansons". (Wien, 1908) 14 S. OBrosch. - Text in deutscher und franz. Sprache. - Fleckig, kl. Bleistift-Anstr. im T., Gbrsp. Desweiteren zwei Textbücher zu ihren Liedern "Chansons anciennes recueillies" inklusive Nachtrag und "Chansons anciennes recueillies et reconstituées" (Text in Französisch zwischen 1910 und 1916 herausgekommen) Pag. OBrosch. - Fleckig, stärkere Gbrsp.

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        La Décoration, ancienne et moderne. 3.-12.Jg. in 10 Bdn.

      1898-1909, Paris 1898 - sehr guter Zustand Ca. 2500 Abb. auf 830, auch chromolith. Taf. Hlwd. Für keine dt. Kunstbibliothek nachweisbar. Kl.-Fol.

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        Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra

      - Mercure de France, Paris 1898, 14x22,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione in francese che non è stato disegnato grandi giornali. Binding dispiacere mezzo tan, torna con cinque nervi fissati con reti nere, come parte di zigrino nero, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, la testa maculato, coperture conservati. Libro Illustrato di Friedrich Nietzsche ritratto frontespizio. Un'ombra a margine del frontespizio e la pagina di nuovo negli occhi. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin havane, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête mouchetée, couvertures conservées. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de Friedrich Nietzsche en frontispice. Une ombre en marges du verso de la page de titre et la page en son regard. Rare.  

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        Histoire de la Maison de Broc.

      Mamers, G. Fleury et A. Dangin, 1898. - 2 forts vol. in-fol. br., couv. rempliées, 755 pp. en continu, nombr. pl. lithographiées h.-t., un grand tabl. généalogique dépliant + 1 vol. en ff. contenant 15 pl. supplémentaires. T. II : couv. brunie, dos fendillé, brochage un peu faible, 2 pl. volantes, bon état d'ensemble cependant, les intérieurs sont frais. Le tome I est consacré à l'histoire généalogique de la famille, le tome II aux pièces justificatives. Ouvrage rare, ici bien complet des 15 pl. supplémentaires qui manquent souvent. Réf. bibliographiques : (SAFFROY, III-37467). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        WITH GYVES OF GOLD: A NOVEL

      New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers, 1898.. Octavo, pp. [iii-vi] vii-viii 9-274, original pictorial gray cloth, front panel stamped in red, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "In a trance a young man travels to a spiritually 'regenerated' planet where a reform group, led by a philanthropist, built a model city and supported companies injured by corrupt trusts. The result was a heaven of free competition and religious piety." - Roemer, p. 203. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 87. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 25. Locke, Voyage in Space (2011) V-103. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 202. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 114. Not in Lewis, Kopp, or Negley. Bleiler (1978), p. 12. Reginald 00611. Wright (III) 165. Formerly collector William Harry Hopkins' copy with his embossed stamp on the front free endpaper. Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, general soiling to cloth, inner hinges repaired, still a very good copy. A very scarce book. (#149000)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Dresden Gallery: one hundred photogravures directly reproduced from the original paintings in the Royal Gallery at Dresden. (J. P. Morgan's copy)

      Berlin, Photographische Gesellschaft, Kunstverlag, i.e. the Berlin Photographic Co., London 1898 - John Pierpont Morgan's copy, with his gold and morocco book plate. Immense elephant folio, 68 x 52.5 x 8.5 cm. Finely bound in brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Gilt ruling to cover and spine compartments. Gilt dentelles. Silk moire endpapers. All edges gilt. 100 photogravures. Pages are clean, crisp and white. Extremely rare, OCLC only identifies one copy in the Americas and at the Royal Academy in Britain. No date, but presumed to be 1894-1909, from printer's catalogue. Contents: The plates show paintings by Antonello da Messina, Bol (2 pl.), Caravaggio, Cima, Correggio (2), Dou (2), Durer (2), Van Dyck (8), Jan van Eyck, Flinck, Francia, Giorgione, Hobbema, Holbein the younger (2), Koninck, Claude Lorrain, Lotto, Metsu (3), Frans van Mieris, Morando, Murillo (2), Netscher (3), Ostade (2), Palma vecchio (3), Potter, Raphael, Rembrandt (16), Reni (2), Ribera, Rubens (9), Ruysdael (2), Slingelandt, Sorgh, Jan Steen, D. Teniers the elder, D. Teniers the younger, Terborch, Titian (2), Velazquez (2), Verkolje, Jan Vermeer van Delft (2), Veronese (4), Vroom, Watteau (2), Wouwerman (3). All plates carry the name of the source-artist. Each carries the publisher's imprint, 'Photographische Gesellschaft, Berlin'. The text printer is named on the title-plate verso: 'Chiswick Press: Charles Whittingham And Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London.' John Pierpont. Morgan was one of the wealthiest and more powerful American businessmen of the late 19th and early 20th century. He amassed a fabulous and extensive European art collection and library (opened to the public in 1924 as the Pierpont Morgan Library). Masterpieces from Dresden, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London (2003); G. Heres, Dresdener Kunstsammlungen im 18. Jahrhundert (1991); The splendor of Dresden: five centuries of art collecting [exhibition catalogue] (1978). An extremely heavy volume, additional postage will apply. Please contact us for a quote. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        DEPARTMENTAL DITTIES AND OTHER VERSES [SIGNED]

      W. Thacker & Co, London 1898 - 8vo., 189, 24 pages; G+; bound in red cloth, faded lettering to spine; front board has a crack to pastedown and cardboard, cloth has crease but is intact; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; sun-fading to spine; some foxing to interior; two chips missing to middle of spine; inscription of previous owner on half-title page, name on ffep; SIGNED flat on title page, with Kipling's printed name crossed out; shelved case 0. Dupont. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        Signed Program Conducting and Performing his Own Music

      American composer and pianist (1898-1937), one of the top American composers in the 20th century for both Broadway music and the classical concert hall. Great signed program page with a bold, large signature by the composer, from a concert in Washington DC, 1936. Gershwin conducts his own music (suite from Porgy and Bess) and also performs at the piano his own concerto in F. Also signed by Hans Kindler, who conducted the first part of the concert. Item is beautifully mounted on a mat, ready to be framed. Size of signed program page is 5.5 x 7.25 inches, in excellent condition. Overall size is 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Watch a video of Suite from Porgy and Bess:

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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