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        Rare lettre du père bâtisseur de Phat-Diem, Tran-van-Luc (père Six).

      - 1 lettre signée 1 In-4 16/03/1898 très bon Rare lettre en latin du père bâtisseur de Phat-Diem, le père Six. Il remercie Salles de l'envoi de photographies prises lors de sa visite à Phat-Diem. Curé bâtisseur vietnamien ; il édifia sur des marécages à Phat-Diem, de 1891 à 1895, le plus grand ensemble architectural du Vietnam consacré au culte catholique, qui fut en partie détruit par un bombardement américain en 1972. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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        La Leçon bien apprise, conte imagé et manuscrit par Léon Lebègue.

      Paris, 1898 - Plein veau marbré brun, dos à nerfs, titre et auteur dorés, filets à froid encadrant les nerfs et se prolongeant sur les plats, avec fleurons à froid, deux larges aquarelles ornant les contre-plats, couvertures conservées [Reliure non signée attribuée à Charles meunier]. Bande insolée sur le premier plat, deux griffures au dos et un petit accroc à un nerf, frottements aux coins. XXIVpp, [1]f. Tirage à 210 exemplaires, celui-ci enrichi d?une suite sur chine.Illustrations tirées en deux tons et aquarellées à la main d?après les originaux de l?illustrateur.Publication exécutée par Octave Uzanne, pour les Bibliophiles indépendants. Deux larges aquarelles ornent les contre-plats, portant la signature de Léon Lebègue. Elles reprennent les personnages de l?illustration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        Festschrift zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum.

      Nürnberg Selbstverlag 1898 - (28 x 41 cm). 47 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und 20 Tafeln. Original-Halbleinwandband. Aufwendige und dekorative Firmenschrift. - Die Abbildungen zeigen neben einigen Portraits und Firmenansichten überwiegend die verschiedenen Produktionsstätten (für Bogenlampen, Gleichstrommotoren, Lokomotiven und Wagen, Straßenbahnen, Scheinwerfer etc.) und ihre Kraftzentralen. - Stempel auf Titel. Vorsatz und 2 Blätter mit kleinem Einriss. Einband etwas bestoßen. Rücken restauriert, sonst gut erhalten und innen sauber. - Selten

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        Stories Toto Told Me

      John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1898 - First edition. 118pp. + colophon. Original grayish wraps. Bodley Booklets Number Six. Good only with back wrap detached but present, creased front cover, chipping and loss to spine. Other than former owner's name (Hugh M. Tosh) and 1908 date written on front free endpaper, internally clean and bright. The rare first separate book publication of "Baron Corvo," AKA Frederick Rolfe, a remarkably "out" turn-of-the-century gay British author and eccentric whose unusual fiction has inspired a cultish following. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1898. ONE OF 160 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). This is the Kelmscott edition of Morris' favorite of his own writings, a Nordic epic inspired by his trip to Iceland in 1871. According to Sparling, the borders here were among the last Morris designed, and were inspired by the decoration in two 13th century psalters in Morris' library. Morris began planning to do an edition of "Sigurd" soon after the founding of the press, but it did not come to pass until after his death. This is one of the scarcer Kelmscott volumes, and this copy is in particularly desirable condition.. 330 x 245 mm. (13 x 9 1/2"). 4 p.l., 207, [3] pp. ONE OF 160 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). Original limp vellum, six silk ties, gilt titling on spine. With woodcut initials and border decorations, two double-page borders designed by Morris, and two full-page woodcuts by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Peterson A-50; Sparling 50. A little mild soiling to vellum, otherwise A CHOICE COPY, clean, fresh, and bright inside and out.This is the Kelmscott edition of Morris' favorite of his own writings, a Nordic epic inspired by his trip to Iceland in 1871. According to Sparling, the borders here were among the last Morris designed, and were inspired by the decoration in two 13th century psalters in Morris' library. Morris began planning to do an edition of "Sigurd" soon after the founding of the press, but it did not come to pass until after his death. This is one of the scarcer Kelmscott volumes, and this copy is in particularly desirable condition.

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C 3 3

      Slim 8vo. London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Slim 8vo, [4]. 31ff. Printed on hand-made paper on one side of the page only. Original quarter white buckram, mustard boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, a good copy slightly soiled and backstrip browned. Quarter blue morocco slipcase. First edition, one of 800 copies on handmade paper. This controversial poem was written by Wilde under the pseudonym of the number he was given in prison. It includes some of Wilde's most famous lines: "each man kills the thing he loves"; "some love too little, some too long, some sell while others buy"; "every prison that men build is built with bricks of shame".

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        THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS

      Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1898 - 330 x 245 mm. (13 x 9 1/2"). 4 p.l., 207, [3] pp. ONE OF 160 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). Original limp vellum, six silk ties, gilt titling on spine. With woodcut initials and border decorations, two double-page borders designed by Morris, and two full-page woodcuts by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Peterson A-50; Sparling 50. A little mild soiling to vellum, otherwise A CHOICE COPY, clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. This is the Kelmscott edition of Morris' favorite of his own writings, a Nordic epic inspired by his trip to Iceland in 1871. According to Sparling, the borders here were among the last Morris designed, and were inspired by the decoration in two 13th century psalters in Morris' library. Morris began planning to do an edition of "Sigurd" soon after the founding of the press, but it did not come to pass until after his death. This is one of the scarcer Kelmscott volumes, and this copy is in particularly desirable condition. This is the Kelmscott edition of Morris' favorite of his own writings, a Nordic epic inspired by his trip to Iceland in 1871. According to Sparling, the borders here were among the last Morris designed, and were inspired by the decoration in two 13th century psalters in Morris' library. Morris began planning to do an edition of "Sigurd" soon after the founding of the press, but it did not come to pass until after his death. This is one of the scarcer Kelmscott volumes, and this copy is in particularly desirable condition. ONE OF 160 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum).

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        Representative Men Of Massachusetts, 1890-1900

      Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Full Page Engraved Portraits After Photographs. 491 Pp. Full Morocco, Gilt And Blindstamped, Gilt Turns, All Edges Gilt. 12 1/8" X 10" X 2 1/4". Virtually As New, Ilt Brilliant, No Wear, No Fading, No Names Or Marks Or Damp Staining. A Scarce Book, Here In Remarkable Condition.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The War of the Worlds

      London: Heinemann. London, Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. A cornerstone of modern speculative fiction collecting, and literature in general. First issue (Currey's priority A [Currey p426]), sixteen pages of ads dated Autumn 1897. Some rubbing to the board edges, bumping to the spine tips, and a slight lean. Top edge dusty, ads carelessly opened to the rear. A little toning to the prelims. Front hinge pulled, but neat enough. Mark to one leaf at the beginning of the ads. Number 39 on the NPR greatest SF list. In the Locus list for best SF of all time there are only four novels listed prior to WWII, including Star Maker, The Time Machine, Frankenstein and War of the Worlds, which whilst it's easy to think of others that should be included it's hard to argue that those four shouldn't. A classic. [6494, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1898.

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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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        Henri Fehr fonde les bases de L'Enseignement Mathématique.

      - 6 lettres autographes signées 28 In-8 1898-1900 En marge de considérations financières (rémunération des rédacteurs, tirages à parts, coûts d’éditions, etc.), Fehr lance les bases d’une approche nouvelle de l’enseignement dont il souhaite suivre le mouvement à travers la revue : «Dans l’enseignement mathématique, on ne se préoccupe pas toujours assez de son côté pédagogique et psychologique [ ]». Pour y remédier, il fera appel à Ribot, Binet, Henri et d’autres. Légères brunissures en marge. Créer un journal centré sur l'enseignement des mathématiques dans différents pays, telle était la volonté de la revue L'Enseignement Mathématique, fondée par Henri Ferh et Charles-Ange Laisant. Cette ambition d'internationalité s'affiche dès le premier numéro. Quelques mois avant la sortie du premier numéro, Ferh écrit cette lettre de 6 pages (Genève, 23 octobre 1898) : «M. Naud, que j'ai vu à Lyon, il y a dix jours, est en possession de l'article préface de M. Laurent et d'une liste de mathématiciens de l'Allemagne, de l'Autriche, de l'Italie et de la Suisse (au moins 720 noms). J'espère que les circulaires ne tarderont pas à être lancées. Elles nous amèneront sans doute encore de la matière pour le 1er numéro [.]. Il est regrettable que M. Poincaré ne puisse nous livrer son article que pour le numéro 2». Mathématicien. Il fonde, avec Charles-Ange Laisant, L'Enseignement Mathématique, en 1899. Une revue qu'il dirigera, pendant cinquante-cinq ans, avec différents co-directeurs. Il se tourne, en parallèle, vers la réorganisation de l'enseignement mathématique en Suisse. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Das Luxus-Fuhrwerk. Ein Handbuch für Equipagenbesitzer.

      Stuttgart Schickhardt & Ebner 1898 - (27 x 19 cm). VII, 192 S. Mit 134 Abbildungen. Geprägter und illustrierter Original-Leinwandband. Seltene Originalausgabe. - Mit vielen hübschen Abbildungen von Kutschen, Schlitten und ganzen Gespannen sowie den Kapiteln: Historisches; Gala-Equipage; vierspännige bzw. zweispännige Luxus-Equipagen; Tandem; einspännige Luxus-Equipagen und praktische Winke für die Behandlung der Wagen, Geschirre und Kutscher. - Einband leicht bestoßen, sonst sauber und gut erhalten

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Browning.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1898 - 2 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. A splendid half crushed morocco by Truslove and Hanson of Sloane Street with gilt raised bands and superb floral tooling in the art nouveau style to the panels. All edges gilt. With a small neat ink inscription on the first blanks dated 1898. Portraits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Moderne Architektur. Seinen Schülern ein Führer auf diesem Kunstgebiete.

      Wien, Schroll, 1898. 120 S. Flexibler OLwd. 2. Aufl., gegenüber der ersten Auflage vermehrt und bebildert. - Etw. angestaubt, leicht fingerfleckig, kl. Besitzeintrag a. T., leichte Gbrsp. Gutes Expl.- Das Werk gilt als Gründungsmanifest der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

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        BLACK-BELT DIAMONDS

      Fortune and Scott 1898 - BLACK-BELT DIAMONDS, Fortune and Scott, 1898, first edition, some mild age toning to the t.p.e.'s, very slight rubbing to the corner tips, else a near fine copy. Quite scarce thus. Gems from the Speeches, Addresses and Talks to students. Selected and arranged by Victoria Earle Matthews and with an introduction by T. Thomas Fortune, the later being an important African / American orator, civil rights leader, journalist, writer, editor and publisher. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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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

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1898.  First edition, 20.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's holland-backed boards w/printed title to fr. cover, a.e. untrimmed, [i-ii], [1] 2-70 [71-72] pp. w/floral border to p.[1], 3 floral designs for "Love is Enough" to p.9, 4 large ornate initials to pp.66-69, & Morris's Kelmscott floral design to p.70, +tissue-guarded frontis wood engraving by Morris after Edward Burne-Jones ("Psyche Borne Off by Zephyrus"), errata slip tipped in before p.[1], & 3 unpaginated blank leaves to fr. & 1 to rear.  One of 525 copies printed in black & red Golden type on watermarked Kelmscott Flower handmade paper, w/5 pp. printed in Troy & Chaucer types.  "This was the last book printed at the Kelmscott Press. It was finished at No. XIV Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of London, on the fourth day of March, MDCCCXCVIII. Sold by the Trustees of the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press" (colophon on p.[71]).  With the armorial bookplate of James Curle FSA (1862-1944, Scottish archæologist) to fr. pastedown; also w/cat. clippings from 2 London booksellers & an 1982 letter from the William Morris Society, all loosely inserted. Binding Near-Fine (minor marks to covers); contents Near-Fine--a truly brilliant copy.  LeMire A-88.01.

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        1886 1898 Photographie ancienne Steamer Paquebot La Bourgogne CGT naufrage rare

      1898 - Au départ du Havre. Sortie du steamer La Bourgogne de la Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Tirage photographique albumine contrecollé sur carton grand format (28 x 21,4 cm pour le tirage - 33,3 x 26,1 cm pour le carton). Vers 1886-1898. Version avec 4 mats (2 mats seront supprimés en 1897). Photographie prise depuis un autre paquebot rempli de passagers. Lequel ? Beaucoup moins connu que le naufrage du Titanic . et pourtant ! Le 2 juillet 1898, La Bourgogne quitte New York pour un nouveau voyage avec, à son bord, plus de 500 passagers et 200 membres d’équipage. Le 4 juillet, vers 5 heures du matin, le paquebot entre en collision dans un brouillard très dense avec le voilier Cromartyshire qui faisait route vers Philadelphie. Sous le choc, les canots de sauvetage installés à tribord sont détruits. Le navire tente de s’échouer mais il coule une heure après la collision. 165 (ou 184 suivant les sources) rescapés sont recueillis par le Cromartyshire puis transférés sur le paquebot SS Grecian de l’Allan Line qui prend le voilier en remorque et se rend à Halifax. L’accident entraîna la mort de plus de 500 personnes, ce qui en fait la pire catastrophe de toute l’histoire de la Compagnie générale transatlantique en temps de paix. Le capitaine de navire Antoine Charles Louis Deloncle, commandant La Bourgogne, et père d'Eugène Deloncle, dans la plus pure tradition maritime, refusa de quitter sa passerelle et disparut avec son navire. L'une des victimes du naufrage fut aussi le peintre Léon Pourtau. Très intéressant document intéressant la Compagnie Générale Transatlantique et plus généralement la marine commerciale et touristique à la fin du XIXe siècle. Très rare dans ce format. Bien conservée. Rousseurs sur le carton n'affectant pas le tirage. Bons contrastes. La bonne tonalité est celle des photos 1 et 2 (légèrement sépia). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The London daily stock and share list: a course of lectures.

      London, Charles and Edwin Layton, 1898. 8vo. Recent boards with printed label along spine; pp. v, [1, blank], 105, [1, colophon]; with the Prudential Assurance Company Limited stamp to the blank upper margin of a few leaves; light foxing, else a very good copy. First edition of a course of lectures delivered at the Institute of Actuaries, Staple Inn Hall, during the Session 1897-1898. Introducing the first lecture, Clare assures his listeners that he 'shall avoid discussing the merits or the demerits of the securities enumerated in the List in their character of investments or of speculations, but shall confine [himself] to directing [their] attention to the nature and to the distinctive peculiarities of the classes into which they are grouped' (p.1). The publication opens with a three page introduction by T. E. Young where he remarks that '...the student must carefully observe that these Lectures do not constitute a sufficient Corpus in themselves of information or enquiry; they are to be accepted as providing hints for personal study and investigation: they are intended to assist in the stimulation and direction of the student's own observing and reflecting powers, and will prove idle and useless, as an Educative instrument, unless the individual mental activity is called simultaneously into play' (p. iv).

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        Montezuma's Daughter

      Longmans, UK 1898 - New Edition 1898. Signed by the author to his niece on the inner page. Illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Book is good++ and quite bright. Edges rubbed. Light marking to cloth. Spine age toned and gilt dulled. Contents good with light foxing to pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        SONGS OF ACTION. Author's Presentation Copy.

      London Smith Elder & Co. 15 Waterloo Place 1898 - "Second Impression" Crown 8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt (extremities rubbed) viii + 136pps. Uncut. The front endpapers are endowed with two attractive bookplates for "Annie Pearson - Dunecht " and "Raemoir" aswell as Conan Doyle's Signed card "A Conan Doyle May 20th / 99" A Very Good and most significant association copy. (Green and Gibson A23a - Second Impression 4 July 1898 - 1000 copies.) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol

      Brentano's 1898 - A very good copy of the undated First U. S. Edition. Bound in yellow decorated cloth with lettering on the spine; 6.25" x 4", 39pp. Some rubbing on the covers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handzeichnungen des Julius Rubin, Schüler der Kunstgewerbe- und Handwerkerschule Magdeburg von 1898-1902].

      Die Handzeichnungen des Julius Rubin, der 1898-1902 an der renommierten Kunstgewerbe- und Handwerkerschule Magdeburg bei Johann Adolf Rettelbusch (1858-1934), heute bekannt als "Brockenmaler", Carl Wegner, Bildhauer (1860-1915), Carl Skomal, Architekt (1863- 1915), Emil Thieme (Lehrer ab 1902), wahrscheinlich auch bei Paul Bernardelli (1870-1953) ausgebildet wurde, bestechen durch ihre außergewöhnliche Qualität. - Enthalten sind verschiedene Arbeiten auf Papier und Karton (Freihandzeichnungen und Skizzen, Studien, Zeichnungen nach Modell und nach der Natur), in diversen Techniken (Bleistift, Kohle Tusche, Aquarell, Deckfarben etc). Zu finden sind: Portraits, Aktdarstellungen, anatomische Zeichnungen, Pflanzen- und Tierdarstellungen und Interieurstudien. - Die insgesamt 30 Blätter mit Pflanzendarstellungen sind in unterschiedlichen Techniken (Bleistift, Tusche - einige koloriert, Aquarell etc.) ausgeführt. Die verschiedenen Arten der Darstellung zeugen von ausgeprägtem Kunstvermögen, einige Blätter sind eine genaue Kopie der Naturvorlage, andere sind ornamental stilisiert. - Qualitätvoll sind einige kolorierte Blätter (1901-1902), auf denen mehrere Orchideenarten (Brassia, Cypripedium, Lycaste, Leptotes) und Farnsorten (Adiantum /Frauenhaarfarn), dargestellt sind. Besonders die Zeichnungen eines Palmfarns (Encephalatatos horridus), den der Künstler als "vorweltliche Pflanze" bezeichnet und die eines Geweihfarns (Platycerium grande) sind, im Gegensatz zu anderen sehr naturnahen Darstellungen abstrahiert dargestellt. Die ornamentale Ausführung, die typographische Darstellung des Textes, sogar das Monogramm des Künstlers und die angegebene Jahreszahl sind im Stil des frühen Jugendstils um 1900 ausgeführt. So zeigt der Vergleich der Blätter und der verschiedenen Varianten in Darstellung und Schrift, wie Rubin seinen Stil und seine Technik verändert und verfeinert. Manche Illustrationen erinnern an Arbeiten aus dem Kreis der Wiener Secession (Zeitschrift Ver Sacrum). Rubins Zeichenlehrer Adolf Rettelbusch, der eigenhändig einige Blätter (vor allem die großformatigen (63 x 45 cm) und kolorierten) der Mappe abgezeichnet hat, gab 1898 ein Werk "Botanik für Dekorationsmaler und Zeichner" heraus. Sicher haben diese überregional bekannten Vorlagen Rubin ebenfalls beeinflusst. Rettelbusch und seine Klasse haben sowohl in offiziellen Beurteilungen als auch in Ausstellungen grössere Erfolge für die Schule verbuchen können. Umfangreiche Reformen um die Jahrhundertwende und die Beschäftigung erstklassiger Lehrer führten dazu, dass die Magdeburger Schule als preußische Musteranstalt bezeichnet wurde. Diese Erfolge gipfelten schließlich auch in der Teilnahme an der Weltausstellung in St. Louis 1904 und an der Dritten Deutschen Kunstgewerbeausstellung in Dresden 1906 (Eisold in: Die Kunstgewerbe- und Handwerkerschule Magdeburg, 1994, S. 17ff). - Enthalten sind auch einige Skizzen und Studien, die die Konstruktion der dargestellten Pflanzen erkennen lassen. - Von großem künstlerischem Vermögen zeugen auch die 18 Portraitdarstellungen, die in Bleistift und Kohle nach der Natur oder als Skizze/Studie gezeichnet sind. Die großformatigen Portraits (nach der Natur) sind in Kohle und Bleistift in verschiedenen Stilen angefertigt. Einige Darstellungen scheinen fast wie eine fotografische Aufnahme und zeigen selbst kleinste Details, z.B. Gesichtsfältchen, andere sind expressiver gestaltet und bestechen durch einen Ausdruck, der beinahe den Charakter des Portraitierten erahnen lässt. Die Bleistiftskizzen auf denen überwiegend ältere Männer dargestellt sind, sind mit geübtem Strich gezeichnet und mit Schattenzeichnung versehen. Einige dieser Arbeiten sind eigenhändig von Rettelbusch abgezeichnet. - Ebenfalls künstlerisch wertvoll sind die anatomischen Arbeiten, die Rubin in den Jahren 1899 und 1900 bei seinem Lehrer Carl Wegner anfertigte (drei von insgesamt vier Arbeiten aus Wegners Unterricht sind eigenhändig von ihm abgezeichnet). Dargestellt sind Schädel, Thorax und Beinknochen mit Beschriftungen in sehr sorgfältiger Bleistiftzeichnung mit Schattenkonstruktionen. - Das älteste datierte Blatt der Mappe ist 1898 im Unterricht bei Carl Skomal angefertigt worden (der Architekt und Kunstgewerbezeichner besuchte die Kunstgewerbeschule des österreichischen Museums für Kunst und Industrie in Wien, die später zusammen mit der Berliner Kunstgewerbeschule als Vorbild für Magdeburg stand). Das mehrfarbige Aquarell auf Karton stellt einen ornamentalen Fries von Kastanienblättern und Kastanien dar, der z. B. als Vorlage für eine Wandschablone dienen konnte. Das Blatt ist von Skomal abgezeichnet (Stempelsignatur). - Sechs weitere Arbeiten (Formate ca. 55 x 40 cm) aus den Jahren 1899 und 1900 nach Modell sind in sehr guter Ausführung in Kohle und Bleistift vorhanden, einige davon eigenhändig von Rettelbusch, andere eigenhändig von Thieme abgezeichnet. Motive sind Totenköpfe, Putten, Totenmaske etc. - Enthalten sind außerdem vier Aktdarstellungen in Kohle/Bleistift aus Rettelbuschs Unterricht des Jahres 1900. Auf einer Zeichnung sind anatomische Studien und die korrekte Skelettdarstellung des Aktmodells zu sehen. - Vier nach der Natur angefertigte Tierdarstellungen (Eichhörnchen, div. Vögel) sind in Aquarellfarben, Deckfarben und als Bleistiftzeichnung vorhanden (Formate 42 x 36 cm bis 64 x 44 cm). Auch diese Arbeiten sind von sehr guter Qualität und wiederum eigenhändig von Rettelbusch, bzw. Thieme signiert. - Weiter sind mehrere Entwürfe für Raumausstattungen und Stuckdekorationen als Studien/Skizzen in Bleistift oder Tusche vorhanden. Diese Zeichnungen (Skizzen), auf Skizzen- oder Pauspapier (einige davon als Fragment) stellen Entwürfe für eine Wandgestaltung, aber auch Detailskizzen zu Deckengestaltungen dar. Eine sorgfältige Arbeit einer Zimmerdecke in Stuck (Format 50 x 50 cm) ist als Ergebnis einiger Skizzen vorhanden. Die Strichführung, besonders bei den Skizzen, zeigt auch hier die Wandelbarkeit von Rubins Stil. Während eine Zeichnung noch sehr dem Historismus verhaftet ist, ist eine andere Studie/Skizze (die in 3 Teile geschnitten ist, ein Teilstück fehlt) bereits voll im Jugendstil gestaltet: Nebeneinander sind hier, in jugendstilartiger Manier, drei Affen in verschiedenen Positionen dargestellt, darunter ein Jugendstil-Schriftzug "Boetel-Essen" (Bötel bezeichnet im Magdeburger Raum das Eisbein), unter der Schrift ist mittig eine seitlich dargestellte Katze abgebildet, die einen Fisch in ihren Krallen hält. Die Gesamtdarstellung wird von einem geschwungenen Band umrankt. Die Zeichnung lässt die Konstruktionslinien der Gesamtkomposition erkennen. - Die Mappe enthält außerdem eine Einladung und das Programm zum "Ersten Stiftungs-Feste" am 12.02.1902 der Vereinigung Magdeburger Kunst-Gewerbe-Schüler und 16 Mustervorlagen, überwiegend aus dem Julius Hoffmann Verlag, Stuttgart (einige beidseitig bedruckt). Abgebildet sind Blumen, Tiere, Gefäße, Bauornamente, allegorische Darstellungen etc. Weiterhin sind enthalten 3 Fotografien eines Jugendstilparavents, Prospekte mit Jugendstil-Ornamentik etc. - Zu den Biographien der Lehrer Rubins siehe Thieme-Becker 28, 190 (Rettelbusch) und in großer Ausführlichkeit bei Gerd Kley (Magdeburger Biographisches Lexikon). --- Einige Blätter, vor allem die großformatigen sind angerändert und eingerissen. Einige wenige Blätter leicht fleckig.[Königlich Magdeburgische Provinzial-Kunstschule, Kunst - und Baugewerks-Schule, Dekorationsmaler, Hermann Muthesius, Eduard Spieß, Ferdinand Moser, Emil Thomälen, Julius Engel, Albin Müller, Ferdinand Nigg, Hans von Heider, Fritz von Heider, Paul Bürck, Paul Lang, Paul Dobert, Moritz Meurer, Paul Bürck, Franz Delavilla, Richard Dorschfeldt]

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        Spinifex and Sand

      1898 - A Narrative of Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia. First edition. 4 folding maps (2 in a pocket). 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, black lettering on the spine not gilt as usual, a slightly pink tinged buff cloth, vertical stain on the upper cover, the foremargin of the first third of the book with a minor damp stain. xvi, 454pp. London, The youngest son of the Earl of Southesk, Carnegie (1871-1900) left Ceylon, where he had been a tea planter, in 1892 to join the gold rush to Western Australia. With money raised at home in England by his fellow prospector Lord Percy Douglas, Carnegie set out in 1894 on his first expedition in which he covered some 850 miles. Despite having had to abort another expedition due to ill health, Carnegie set off in 1896 on his most important journey during which he explored the deserts of the interior covering some 3000 miles, carrying out work which earned him the Royal Geographical Society's Gill Memorial medal (Wantrup). Ferguson, 7960; Wantrup, 196a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Trophäen des Preußischen Heeres in der Königlichen Hof- und Garnisonkirche zu Potsdam. Auf Allerhöchsten Befehl Seiner Majestät des Kaisers und Königs herausgegeben vom Königlichen Kriegsministerium. Mit 24 Tafeln in Lichtdruck.

      Mittler & Sohn, Berlin 1898 - VI, 131 S., 24 Tafeln. Etwas größerer Orig.-Leinenband. Die Potsdamer Garnisonkirche wurde im Zweiten Weltkrieg stark beschädigt und die Ruine 1968 auf Wunsch Walter Ulbrichts gesprengt. Der Wiederaufbau soll im Jahr 2017 beginnen. Das hier vorliegende, ausführlich kommentierte Verzeichnis dokumentiert die eroberten Fahnen und Standarten der Kriegsgegner Preußens seit 1806, die in der Kirche ausgestellt waren. Die Deckel jeweils mit unscheinbaren kleinen Fleckchen und der Text gelegentlich gering stockfleckig, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

      William Heinemann, London 1898 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Works of George Meredith

      London: Constable, 1896-1898 - 32 volumes; publisherÕs 3/4 green morocco and marbled boards; top edge gilt; raised bands with gilt and red spine decoration; gilt lettering. Very minor rubbing and wear; a near fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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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        Hugo PRATT Dessin original signé

      - Héroïne échevelée, années 80 Feutre noir sur papier, 20,9 x 14,8 cm, signé. Bon état Provenance : collection de François Gorgerat, journaliste au quotidien « La Suisse » (1898-1994). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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