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        Battle Hymn of the Republic Words by Julia Ward Howe Music by Jules Jordan TOGETHER WITH: Hazard, Caroline and Jules Jordan. Great Western Land A National Hymn Words by Caroline Hazard Music by Jules Jordan. Providence, R.I.: E. G. Billings, 1894

      Providence, R.I.: E. G. Billings, 1898. Sheet music for Howe's poem set to music especially composed for it by Jules Jordan and Sheet music for Hazard's poem set to music especially composed for it by Jules Jordan. Inscribed by the composer in pencil on the front cover of BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, "Miss Caroline Hazard / from Jules Jordan" Both self wrappers, printed in black; page size: 10-3/4 inches x 6-7/8 inches; the Howe is 8pp; the Hazard 4pp; each very good with only a bit of dustiness and age toning. Extremely rare, with Brown University holding the only copies cited in RLIN / OCLC of both pieces of sheet music and the Providence Cooperative Library holding only the Stowe "Uncle Tom's Cabin" song. Jules Jordan (1850-1927), the composer of the two songs offered here, was a well-known singer, composer and music director and teacher. He debuted the title role in Berlioz' "Damnation of Faust" in the U.S., served as conductor for over forty years of the Arion Club, the most important musical society of its time in Providence, R.I. He composed one opera that was performed more than once in the 19th century, "Rip Van Winkle" to very good notices. He composed a number of one-act pieces, usually on American themes, and a number were performed by the Boston Festival Orchestra. Jordan met Caroline Hazard (1856-1945), the fifth president of Wellesley College, early on in his singing career (ca. 1875) when he sang at the Grace Church in Providence. Mrs. Rowland Hazard, mother of Caroline, introduced her son and daughter Caroline and arranged for both to study singing with Jordan. A few years later Caroline and her brother organized the Narragansett Choral Society, hoping Jordan would be the director. He was too busy at that time, but several years later was successfully prevailed upon by Miss Hazard. Their friendship and association lasted many years. Hazard was also a member of the Arion Society for the years Jordan was director. Both Caroline Hazard and Jules Jordan were poets, but Jordan's role was usually that of composer and orchestrator in his collaborations. Caroline Hazard published her first book, NARRAGANSETT BALLADS, in 1894. She was appointed President of Wellesley College in 1899. Both these songs are of a patriotic nature, and it should be noted that a 1903 concert of patriotic songs by Jordan was held on July 3, 1903 in Sayles Hall at Brown University and that "Western Land" was performed (program for concert at Brown University). While the music is not what is associated with the "Battle Hymn" it is suited to the verse and has a pleasant tune. Jules Jordan notes in his memoirs an abundance of friends, so the appearance of inscribed copies of his composed songs should be more plentiful than they are. A piece inscribed to one of his collaborators, who was a friend and student, and an important person in the history of education is most desirable. Jordan, Jules. THE HAPPENINGS OF A MUSICAL LIFE (1922). NAW II, pp. 169-170.

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        Album of Cyanotypes and Silver Prints of Cornell University and Ithaca, New York

      , 1898-1905. 1898-1905. Hardcover. Very Good+. Half morocco and gilt-lettered black cloth; oblong (290x182mm); contains 550 cyanotypes and 100 silver prints, carefully arranged, and mounted to the recto and verso of 42 heavy cardstock leaves. Various sizes, average is about 3x4 inches, and smaller; many with handwritten captions. Spine perished; boards and leaves chipped along the edges. Images are fine.A rich volume, demonstrating photography's popularity at the turn-of-the-last century, and an amateur's love of the medium. Shows the photographer at work, students enjoying college life (including a picture of a co-ed crew), campus buildings, and numerous landscapes of Ithaca. Also includes pictures of farm and family life (a cat named "Molasses" is prominently featured on one page), and trips to Lake George, Sylvan Beach, Fort Ticonderoga, and Chenango Lake. A wonderful look at the interiors and fashions of the period, with many candid snapshots of the photographer's friends and loved ones.

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        Cyrano De Bergerac: a Heroic Comedy

      Lamson, Wolffe And Company, 1898. Hardcover Hardcover. Used Good. Done into English Verse by Howard Thayer Kingsbury, Accepted and Played by Richard Mansfield. Frontispiece of Mansfield with tissue guard. Bright silver-stamped red cloth. We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item.

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      Chicago: Printed For Private Circulation, 1898., 1898. First edition. First edition. 12mo. 7 1/4" x 4 1/2" original, green cloth with titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, t.e.g., 116 pp., Streeter Sale 3204: “This simple and unpretentious account of a journey across the plains to Colorado in the summer of 1860, followed by the story of Hambleton’s experiences for the next two years in mining in Colorado, is most interesting and well told.” Mattes 1773: “Enos Ayers aimed to mine at Pikes Peak on a grand scale; put the writer in charge of $9,000 worth of equipment totaling twenty-four tons, shipped to St. Joseph, then loaded onto fourteen wagons. Train plagued by cantankerous oxen, greenhorn drivers, and "blast furnace" heat. Saved by Platte River water after forced march over barren divide from Little Blue. On the Big Platte, ‘probably a million buffalo,’ trailed by ‘thousands of wolves’.... Teamsters had to make great commotion to urge buffalo out of their way. Indians peaceful, but made a nuisance of themselves offering squaws in exchange for whiskey, tobacco, and powder.” Former owner's lightly penciled name on front fly leaf, small stamp of the State Historical and Natural History Society, Denver, Colorado on title page and at bottom margin of page 23, small stamped number on verso of title page, light glue residue at two places on spine, despite all of this the item is tight and bright, internally clean and a near fine, attractive copy.

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        In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1898 - First enlarged edition, with three additional stories added to the 1891 edition. A lightly soiled, else fine copy. Bookplate and ownership Signature of Vincent Starrett with an off-color limerick in an unknown hand, possibly Starrett's, on the front fly. In 1920 Starrett wrote the first substantive bibliography of Bierce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volpone: or The Foxe. With a critical essay on the author by Vincent O'Sullivan together with an eulogy of the artist by Robert Ross

      Leonard Smithers, London 1898 - One of 1000 copies on Art Paper, this copy un-numbered. Frontispiece, five initial letters, and cover design by Aubrey Beardsley. 1 vols. 4to. Beardsley's Last Book. Beardsley had intended a series of 24 drawings for Jonson's Venetian comedy, but died before completing it, at the age of 26. Original blue cloth, blocked in gilt with Beardsley designs on upper and lower covers, one corner bumped and light wear to extremities, else fine and attractive Frontispiece, five initial letters, and cover design by Aubrey Beardsley. 1 vols. 4to One of 1000 copies on Art Paper, this copy un-numbered

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        Volpone: Or The Foxe

      Leonard Smithers and Co, London 1898 - 1898 1st Beardsley-illustrated edition, limited to 1000 copies. Aubrey Beardsley's last work before his premature death, another beautiful collaboration of artist and text. In this case he contributed the gilt-designed cover and frontispiece. A clean, bright, VG+ copy in its original pictorial-gilt cloth. Quarto, 193 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volpone: or The Foxe. With a critical essay on the author by Vincent O'Sullivan together with an eulogy of the artist by Robert Ross

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. One of 1000 copies on Art Paper, this copy un-numbered. Frontispiece, five initial letters, and cover design by Aubrey Beardsley. 1 vols. 4to. Original blue cloth, blocked in gilt with Beardsley designs on upper and lower covers, one corner bumped and light wear to extremities, else fine and attractive. One of 1000 copies on Art Paper, this copy un-numbered. Frontispiece, five initial letters, and cover design by Aubrey Beardsley. 1 vols. 4to. Beardsley's Last Book. Beardsley had intended a series of 24 drawings for Jonson's Venetian comedy, but died before completing it, at the age of 26.

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        Small Archive Of Poetry, Autobiographical Writings, Letters, Ephemera, Etc. Of English Writer Dorothy Field Dudley Short

      Circa 1898-1978, London - Small Archive Of Writings, Letters, And Ephemera By Dorothy Field, Mrs. Norman Dudley Short, English Writer, Editor, Musician And Activist Circa 1920-1960, Who Also Taught Music And Art. She Studied Music, Authored Old Men And Children Circa 1912, Authored The Religion Of The Sikhs In 1914, Married Caricaturist Norman Dudley Short In 1922, Reporter For Times Educational Supplement 1923-1927, Was An Activist And Later Local And National Officer Of The National Council Of Women Of Great Britain From 1930 Into The 1950'S And Authored Articles In Their National House Organ, Authored Children's Book Judy And The Magic Rocket 1933 (Now Scarce As Publisher's Works Were Bombed And Half Print Run Lost), Authored The Green Man And The Girl Who Walked Side-Ways, School Readers, 1930'S, Authored To Be Or Not To Be (League Of National Life),Authored Poet's Choice, 1944, Authored Long Sections In The Eleven Religions, Circa 1946, Authored "Readings From World Religions" 1951. Included In The Archive Are 1. Book Of Poetry By Field, Title Page Inscribed To Her Mother, Unpaginated But About 100 Pp, Undated, Circa 1920 (?). 2. Poetry, About 50 Sheets, With Transmittal Note Indicating That "Some Are Quite Old", Some Were Published In "Poetry Of Today" Or "Poetry Quarterly", One Published In "The Sign" When She Was 16, Another In "Mothers In Council" (Which She Edited), One In "The New Asge" November 1918, Marked As Such; Some Dated, Some Signed, Many With Handwritten Changes 3. Folder Of Autobiographical Writings And Letters And Ephemera, 1898 To 1970'S. Post Card Ad For Readings From World Religions, Watts & Co, 1951. Two Folders Of Letters And A Few Photocopied Letters, To/From Short, Usually Correspondence With Her Daughter And Other Relatives. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Un capitaine de quinze ans

      - Hetzel, Paris 1898, Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm), 372pp., relié. - Nuova edizione dopo la prima nel 1878 nel cartone "Aux 2 elefanti." editor di Cartone ha detto tipo "il globo d'oro" 3 Tipo Secon piatta Engle h. In primo luogo il buon piatto oro lucido con la sporcizia nel cielo; frattements tracce del bordo rosso. Caps strofinato e crollati. Angolo strofinato. Dos abbastanza con miniatura per il faro un po 'sporco. Secondo piatto abbastanza bene con piccole aree raschiata. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après la première en 1878 dans la cartonnage "Aux 2 éléphants". 6 chromotypographies en coulerus et une carte. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "Au globe doré" de type 3. Second plat de type Engel h. Première plaque aux ors bien brillants, avec des salissures dans le ciel ; traces de frattements sur la bordure rouge. Coiffes frottées et affaissées. Coin frottés. Dos assez bien avec vignette au phare un peu salie. Second plat assez bien avec de petites zones grattées. Plusieurs cahiers ressortis sur la tranche externe. p.256 et p. 176 cahiers séparés et ouverts. 

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        A collection of his first editions in superb condition.

      London & New York: various publishers,, 1898–1976. 22 works in 50 volumes, octavo format, various sizes. All in the original cloth (except The People's Rights, in original wrappers). With the dust jackets where issued (except The River War). Photgraphic plates and maps throughout. Generally in exceptional condition. An exceptional collection of all the main texts in the Churchill corpus, in superb condition throughout, including one of only two known copies of Lord Randolph Churchill (1906) in the dust jacket, and one of only three such copies of Liberalism and the Social Problem (1909, one of these being substantially damaged). Further rarities include the case-bound issue of India (1930), in the extremely uncommon dust jacket, a copy of his 1910 pamphlet The People's Rights, in the original wrappers, and genuinely fine copies of most titles, from his first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), to My Early Life (1930), his first book of sustained biography, in the dust jacket, together with superlative examples of his works from the Wilderness Years. There are also excellent jacketed sets of his great voluminous titles, notably The World Crisis (1923–31) and Marlborough (1933–8). In almost all instances the given copy is the best we have handled. These copies were originally collected by Mark Weber (d. 2016), who during more than 30 years trading as the Churchill Book Specialist kept back for his own private collection the best available copy of each Churchill title. The result is a once-in-a-generation collecting opportunity. An individual catalogue description for each book is available on request. a) The Story of the Malakand Field Force. London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898. First edition, home issue, sole printing, first state. Original cloth, a superlative copy: "Truly fine copies are extreme rarities, and even those with routine wear and tear are difficult to find" (Langworth). Cohen A1.1.a. b) The River War. London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899. First edition, first impression, second state. 2 vols., original cloth, a remarkably tight and fresh copy: "the heavy pages put a lot of strain on the binding, and many copies are found with hinge or gutter breaks" (Langworth). From the library of Scotttish peer and soldier John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl (1840–1917), whose son served in the Sudan. Cohen A2.1.b. c) Savrola. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First edition in book form, first printing, of Churchill's only novel. Original cloth, an excellent copy. Cohen A3.1.a. d) Savrola. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First UK edition in book form (printed from the American plates), first impression, first state. Original cloth, a very attractive copy of a book increasingly hard to find in collectable condition. Cohen A3.2.a. e) London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1900. First edition, first impression. Original cloth, small spot to front board, but an excellent copy. "A splendid book both aesthetically and from a literary standpoint, the Ladysmith is one of the most sought-after titles in the canon" (Langworth). Cohen A4.1.a. f) Ian Hamilton's March. London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1900. First edition, first impression, first issue of the sequel to Ladysmith. Original cloth, an exceptionally bright copy, entirely unfaded. "A very good copy is a scarcity and a fine one is truly rare" (Langworth). Cohen A8.1.a. g) Lord Randolph Churchill. London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1906. First edition, sole impression, first-issue binding. 2 vols., original cloth, one of only two copies known in the original dust jackets. An exceptionally fine copy of a book "rarely found in pristine condition" (Langworth). After The River War, this is the earliest Churchill title for which dust jackets are recorded. With a fine copy of the first US edition, sole printing (no jackets known). Cohen A17.1–2. h) My African Journey. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, first issue, sole printing. Original cloth, an exceptional copy: the best we have handled. Cohen A27.1. i) Liberalism and the Social Problem. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. First edition, first impression. Original cloth, one of three copies known in the dust jacket, of which one is substantially damaged. From the library of Scottish Liberal politician and author George Freeland Barbour (1882–1946). Unjacketed copies are in themselves "exceedingly rare" (Langworth). Cohen A29.1.a. j) The People's Rights. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. First edition, wrappered format, first Daily News issue. Original pictorial wrappers, uncommonly well-preserved and extremely rare. Cohen A31.4.a. k) The World Crisis. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923–31. First UK editions, first impressions. 5 vols in 6, original cloth, an excellent set in the "extremely rare" dust jackets (Langworth). The US editions have a few days' priority in each case, but the UK is "more aesthetically desirable Â… [and] more popular among collectors" (idem). Cohen A69.2(I-III).a, (IV).b; (V).a. l) My Early Life. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. First edition, first impression, first state of text, second state of binding as usual. Original cloth, a fine copy, with the rare dust jacket. "Even fine unjacketed copies are rare, because the plum cloth Â… is very susceptible to fading" (Langworth). Cohen A91.1.b. m) India. London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd, 1931. First edition, first impression, the rare case-bound "library" issue, variant binding. Original cloth, the only copy we have handled in the dust jacket, with three such copies noted at auction in the past 50 years. "Softbound copies on the market today outnumber hardbound copies by at least twenty to one, which offers a clue as to their original press runs Â… Jacketed hardbacks are extremely rare" (Langworth) Cohen A92.1.b. n) Thoughts and Adventures. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1932. First edition, first impression. Original cloth, an exceptional copy of the second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, in the scarce dust jacket. Cohen A95. o) Marlborough. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1933 – 1938. First editions, first impressions, trade issue. 4 vols., original cloth, in the first-impression dust jackets. A superb set. Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a. p) Great Contemporaries. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1937. First edition, first impression, first state. Original cloth, with the dust jacket. A superb copy. Cohen A105.1.a. q) Arms and the Covenant. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1938. First edition, sole printing. Original cloth, a lovely copy in the scarce first-issue jacket. Cohen A107. r) Step by Step 1936–1939. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1939. First edition, first impression. Original cloth, with the dust jacket, an unusually bright copy of Churchill's final book before the Second World War. Cohen A111.1.a. s) The War Speeches. London: Cassell & Company Ltd, 1942–6. First editions, first impressions, of the first six volumes; Secret Sessions Speeches is a first UK edition (a month after the US). 7 vols., original cloth, first-impression dust jackets throughout. An attractive set of a vulnerable wartime production. Cohen A142.1.a, 172.1.b, 183.1.a, 194.1.a, 223.1.a, 227.2.a. t) Post-War Speeches. London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1948–61. First editions, first impressions. Original cloth, with the dust jackets. An excellent set, square and tight, the cloth very bright indeed. Cohen A241, 246, 255, 264, 273. u) The Second World War. London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54. First UK editions, first impressions. Original cloth, with the dust jackets, and the publisher's rare wraparound bands for vols. 1, 5 and 6. A superb set of Churchill's preferred iteration. Cohen A240.4.(I–VI).a. v) A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1956–8. First editions, first impressions. 4 vols., original cloth, of Churchill's "last great work Â… [with] the most attractive trade dust jackets ever to appear on Churchill's works Â… a physically beautiful edition" (Langworth). A lovely set without any of the usual spotting to edges or dulling to the gilt. Cohen A267.1(I–IV).

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        Mathias Sandorf

      - Hetzel, Paris 1898, 550pp., relié. - Nuova edizione dopo la prima illustrata nel 1885 è apparso nel cartone "sul banner d'argento." 117 illustrazioni di Benett, tra cui una mappa, 106 stampe in-text. editor di cartone "sul retro di ancorare" o chiamato "policroma". E 'il più raro di cartone sotto quel titolo nella sua prima versione in appartamento Tipo scond Engel h. La seconda piatta Engei i sarà aggiunto dopo il 1904. piatti smussati. Piastra Permière in fine ori infatti presenti, con un cielo piuttosto sporca; tracce di graffi sul bordo. angoli strofinato. Ritornare alla colonna vertebrale strofinato nello stato bello, molto pulito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après la première illustrée en 1885 parue dans le cartonnage "à la bannière argentée". 117 illustrations par Benett, dont une carte, 106 gravures in-texte. Catalogue D in fine. Volume triple. Cartonnage d'éditeur "Au dos à l'ancre" ou appelé "Polychrome". C'est le plus rare des cartonnages sous ce titre dans sa première version au scond plat de type Engel h. Le secon plat EngeI i sera ajouté après 1904. Plats biseautés. Permière plaque aux beaux ors bien présents, avec un ciel assez sale ; traces de grattements sur les bordures et dans le cartouche. Coins frottés. Dos aux coiffes frottées en bel état, bien net. Second plat plus terne et sali. 3 feuillets se détachant partiellement ; plusieurs cahiers ressortis, non visible sur la tranche haute mais présent à droite de la plaque supérieure. Exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseurs. Mathias Sandorf est dédié de manière posthume à Alexandre Dumas. Jules Verne rend hommage en effet dans ce roman à l'auteur du Comte de Monte-Cristo ("Dans cet ouvrage, j'ai essayé de faire de Matthias Sandorf le Monte-Cristo des Voyages extraordinaires.") ; Sandorf a été comme lui emprisonné et trahi et ses aventures retraceront sa vengeance. Le roman se déroule sur le pourtour méditerranéen de l'Europe du sud.

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        The Grant Family, A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Matthew Grant, Of Windsor, Conn., 1601-1898. [Two Volumes, With Additional Material]

      A.V. Haight and Various Publishers. Hardcover. Poughkeepsie, 1898. Bound with The Grant Family Magazine, Supplementary to the Grant Family History, February 1900-December, 1901, (All Published); and the Eight Family Reunions Pamphlets (Plus Related Manuscript and Photographic Additions. Also bound is the Program of the Dedication of the Grant Memorial in Washington, 1922, & the Address of President Harding at that Dedication. The Seventh Reunion Pamphlet is dedicated to that event. Grant, Arthur Hasting. Poughkeepsie: A. V. Haight, 1898. Only Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes; octavo; pp; I; Genealogy & Magazine; xiv, 578, index, 579-809, index; II; Reunions; 58, 54, 54, 48, 31, 36, 46, 26, (i). Also includes over fifty loose items relating to the Grant family, including a souvenir medal from the Dedication of the Grant Memorial in 1922. Also includes the identification tag for Donald Ross Grant from World War II. Some of the loose ephemera are pieces of correspondence to or from Arthur Grant or Frank Grant. Also includes photographs, family reunion programs, etc. Books annotated by Frank Grant and Donald Ross Grant. A remarkable collection of material from the Grant family. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1898. First Edition.

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By "C.3.3."

      Leonard Smithers, London 1898 - Yellow-brown boards with white cloth spine. Usual discoloration to the endpapers, but a fine copy. "Ed. Edmonds / 15. Febry. 1898" signature on first blank page. First edition, one of 800 copies printed on handmade paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pointes sèches. 100 fac-similé.

      Paris, Ateliers de reprod. Fortier-Marotte, 1898. - In-4, rel. demi-maroquin vert à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, titre et date dorés, tête dorée, papier marbré sur les plats, gardes dominées, couv. ill. cons., 68 pl. contenant 100 reprod. de pointes-sèches en noir ou en sépia. Tirage limité à 550 ex., celui-ci un des 500 numérotés sur vélin. Très bel exemplaire. Dessinateur et graveur français, Henri Boutet est surnommé "le petit maître du corset" ou "le peintre de la midinette". Les clichés de cet ouvrage ont été détruits après le tirage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: George Bell & Sons, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Limited edition of 25 copies on Japanese vellum. 16mo. 6 1/4 in (16 cm) tall; 54 p. Original publisher's binding, vellum spine and paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Kelmscott style decorated borders on double title page and decorative initials by Christopher Dean. Tight and square binding. Spine ends intact. Clean and unmarred pages. Appears unread. Clean endpapers. Spine ends with vellum rubbed, tail lightly bumped, front cover with subtle spot, pages slightly toned. Well-preserved limited first edition is uncommon, especially in original binding. MacGillivray C17.

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By "C.3.3."

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Yellow-brown boards with white cloth spine. Usual discoloration to the endpapers, but a fine copy. "Ed. Edmonds / 15. Febry. 1898" signature on first blank page.

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        Description of Greece. Translated with Commentary by J. G. Frazer. In Six Volumes.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898 - 6 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt. Ownership ink stamps to front free endpapers and half-titles. Bindings lightly rubbed, occasional small marks to boards, contents toned. An excellent set. First Frazer editions, first impressions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        History of the Gatling Gun Detachment

      1898. First Edition . Signed. PARKER, John H. History of the Gatling Gun Detachment Fifth Army Corps, at Santiago, with a few Unvarnished Truths Concerning that Expedition. Kansas City, Missouri: Hudson-Kimberly, (1898). Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, patterned endpapers. $2800.First edition, warmly inscribed by the author: ""My Dear Dr. Gatling: You invented the Gatling Gun, the most destructive weapon ever used against or for Humanity. It was my fortune to be the first to demonstrate it on the Battlefield on the Offensive. This book, with the Compliments of the author, will tell you how it was done. Respectfully, John H. Parker."" From the author's own library with his name written in an unidentified hand.""Prefaced by [Teddy] Roosevelt, History of the Gatling Gun Detachment demonstrated ably that Parker was equally adept with a pen as a Gatling"" (Warfare History Network). Parker's work chronicles the story of the Gatling Gun Detachment during the Spanish-American War. After war broke out with Spain, Parker, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, approached General Shafter, Commander of the U.S. expeditionary campaign, with his idea for a Gatling Gun Detachment. The request was ultimately approved as Shafter found Parker's enthusiasm compelling and Parker's plan well thought out. Parker secured 15 brand-new 1895 Gatling Guns manufactured by Colt and commandeered men from infantry regiments already assigned to the invasion. The men were more or less volunteered by their own commanders and their qualifications for the job were questionable. Still, Parker was committed and the draw of using cutting-edge weapons was enough to overcome the reservations of Parker's recruits. Due to limited space and manpower, by the time Parker's forces reached the battlefield, only four Gatling guns were with them, though they still had over 30,000 rounds of ammunition, and the effect of this was startling. The morale of the troops was lifted by the continuous automatic gunfire the Gatling guns were able to unleash—over 700 rounds per minute. Neither the American troops or the Spanish—at least those who survived to tell—had ever seen anything like it. The guns were essentially useless in the later assault, the risk of friendly fire hitting troops climbing over trenches unjustifiable, but the utility of the Gatling guns during the initial assault earned them a place in history. ""[T]he Gatlings were handed remarkably well, and Lieutenant Parker cannot be too highly praised for his perseverance and energy in organizing the detachment, and for his very efficient service of themÂ… The publishers have done their part well, and produced a very attractive little volume, well printed, tastefully bound and suitable illustrated"" (Journal of the United States Artillery). This copy is from Gatling's own library and bears his name in an unidentified hand. Scattered marginal pencil markings.Inner paper hinge repair and a few minor paper repairs to front blank, minor rubbing and toning to extremities of original cloth. An extremely good inscribed copy with an outstanding provenance.

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        La Mode Pratique. Année 1898 - Tome VII

      1 vol. in-folio reliure demi-basane rouge, Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1899, 635-212 pp. avec 53 planches couleurs (héliogravure Fortier-Marotte) Etat très satisfaisant, pour cet exemplaire de l'année 18989, bien complet des 53 planches en couleur (petits frott. et petites épidermures en mors, fort frott. avec mq. de papier à un plat). Peu courant. Français

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      - PYLE,KATHARINE. COUNTERPANE FAIRY. NY:Dutton 1898 (1898). 8vo, green cloth stamped in gold, top edge gilt, 191p., a few tiny margin mends, endpapers foxed and repair at hinges, VG. First edition of this magical fairy tale written by Miss Pyle and illustrated by her with frontis black & white plate plus 10 chapter headings. This was her first book, and first editions of this title are very hard to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A JOURNAL OF THE FIRST VOYAGE OF VASCO DA GAMA, 1497-1499. Translated and Edited, with Notes, an Introduction and Appendices, by E.G. Ravenstein.

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1898. xxxvi, 250 pages of text including an index and glossary, followed by 16 pages of publisher's information. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Minimal to moderate rubbing to extremities with minor bumping to corners, a few minor scuffs, and moderate sunning and soiling to spine; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Inner hinges slightly cracked. Illustrated by 8 folding maps in color, and 23 plates and facsimiles. Minor foxing scattered throughout text. Section of front endpaper clipped, with previous owner's name present. First Series, No. 99. This text may lack a corrigenda leaf.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Nouvelles heures et prières composées dans le style des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle

      12.5 x 15.5cm, 176pp. Full leather binding with decorative borders to front, rear and spine and blazon of the Baronne d'Alexandry d'Orengiani to the centre of the upper board and tooling to fore edges of the boards. Gilt decorated inner dentelles. All edges gilt and gauffered. Green silk moire endpapers, ffep. additionally has a gilt stamped date '8 Decembre 1898'. Complete with original silk lined card sleeve and card slipcase. Baronial blazon to third free endpaper. Chromolithographic interpretation of an illuminated manuscript in the style of Books of Hours from the fourteenth and fifteenth century, including four full-page illustrations printed in gold and brown. Inscribed "Souvenir de 8 Decembre 1898 / Nancy Tish / Baronne d'Alexandry d'Orengiani". A superb book in fine condition.

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        Fine large photo by Maler & Königl., signed, inscribed on the mount, (1840-1901, Empress Frederick of Germany, wife of Frederick III, eldest child of Queen Victoria & mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II)

      traces of mounting at the edges 1898 - "Dowager Empress Frederick & Queen of Prussia" and dated, showing her full length standing in a sitting room decorated with large portraits and mirrors, 8½" x 6" in mount 12" x 7½", no place, traces of mounting at the edges

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        Traité pratique de la Machine Locomotive (4 Tomes - Complet) Contenant Les Principes généraux relatifs à l'étude et à la construction des locomotives, la description des types les plus répandus, l'étude de la combustion, de la production et de l'utilisation de la vapeur, du rendement, des conditions de fabrication et de réception des matériaux, des proportions et du mode de construction des organes.

      Ouvrage précédé d'une introduction par Edouard Sauvage, 973 figures et planches dans le texte, 6 planches hors texte, 4 vol. in-4 reliure pleine percaline éditeur marron, Librairie Polytechnique, Baudry & Cie, Paris, 1898, 2 ff., XII pp., 1 f., 457 pp. ; 2 ff., 510 pp. ; 2ff., 551 pp. et 5 pl. dépliantes ; 2 ff., 459 pp., 2 ff. avec 6 grandes planches dépliantes. Titre complet : Traité pratique de la Machine Locomotive. Contenant Les Principes généraux relatifs à l'étude et à la construction des locomotives, la description des types les plus répandus, l'étude de la combustion, de la production et de l'utilisation de la vapeur, du rendement, des conditions de fabrication et de réception des matériaux, des proportions et du mode de construction des organes. Edition originale. Très rare exemplaire bien complet de cet important traité. Bon ensemble(cartonnage lég. frotté avec petites fentes à qq. mors, bon état intérieur). Français

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

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

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        Animate Creation; Popular Edition of "Our Living World," a Natural History In Six Volumes

      New York: Selmar Hess. 1898. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Exceptionally clean and sound six volume set from 1898. Illustrated throughout with high quality tipped on tissue-protected chromolithographs (color lithographs) by L. Prang & Co. plus dozens of full page and smaller wood engravings. Publisher's textured light red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, each volume 13 inches tall and about an inch thick. Very light rubbing to the corners and spine ends, subtle fading to the spines, good hinges (far edges of volume I hinges just starting), firm text blocks, darkened newsclipping silhouette to one text page in volume V, very clean pages with no names or other markings.

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        La Bohème Quatre actes de MM. G. Giacosa et L. Illica. Version française de Paul Ferrier. Musique de Giacomo Puccini

      Ricordi et Cie, 1898. cartonnage rouge estampé de l'éditeur Première édition française de la partition pour chant et piano. Envoi a. s.: à Monsieur Em. Mennesson, Giacomo Puccini. Paris, 17/1/99. Émile Mennesson (1842-1920) était facteur de piano, luthier et marchand d'instruments, à Reims. Mélomane abusif et fou, il n'assistait qu'à la troisième représentation d'un Opéra ou d'un récital, au fauteuil 51 précisément, fauteuil qui lui était en permanence réservé et qu'il occupait chaque fois une violette cendrée à la boutonnière, quelle que fut la saison. Nombre de musiciens et compositeurs (ainsi Debussy qui fit le voyage de Reims pour lui porter Pelleas dédicacé) le fréquentaient et connaissaient sa réputation. Facteur reconnu mondialement, il est l'inventeur du Molliphone Mennesson qui assourdit le piano à volonté et à un tel point que ni des pièces contiguës, ni des appartements situés au-dessous, on n'entend les études musicales. Heureusement, ce dispositif tarda à se répandre dans les appartements parisiens et Jules Laforgue put écrire sa Complainte des Pianos qu'on entend dans les quartiers aisés. Ces enfants, à quoi rêvent-elles, dans les ennuis des ritournelles ? « Préaux des soirs, Christs des dortoirs ! » Et Mennesson de piano ?

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        Man Overboard [in The Harmsworth Magazine no.6 for December 1898].

      London: Harmsworth Bros, Dec. 1898. First appearance of Churchill's short story 'Man Overboard'. Small quarto magazine format in original publisher's illustrated paper covers. Very minor edgewear and very slight chipping to spine ends otherwise bright, clean and strong. Quarter inch of loss to tail of spine panel. Staples faintly rusting. An exceptionally clean and attractive copy of a scarce piece of Churchill ephemera, being the author's only short story to be published.

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        Führer durch das Kaisergebirge - Erstausgabe! 1898

      Führer durch das Kaiser - Gebirge mit ausführlicher Beschreibung sämtlicher Spaziergänge, Ausflüge, Thalwanderungen, Übergänge und Hochtouren des Gebietes. Ausgestattet mit zahlreichen Illustrationen, Anstiegsskizzen und Panoramen von Rudolf Reschreiter. München: J.Lindauer, 1898. ERSTAUFLAGE! (absolute Rarität) Zustand:gut bis sehr gut (siehe Originalbilder) Inkl. Karte von Kufstein und Umgebung! Keine Spezialkarte Kaisergebirge 1:50000

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        Album of Cyanotypes and Silver Prints of Cornell University and Ithaca, New York

      1898-1905. Hardcover. Very Good+. Half morocco and gilt-lettered black cloth; oblong (290x182mm); contains 550 cyanotypes and 100 silver prints, carefully arranged, and mounted to the recto and verso of 42 heavy cardstock leaves. Various sizes, average is about 3x4 inches, and smaller; many with handwritten captions. Spine perished; boards and leaves chipped along the edges. Images are fine. A rich volume, demonstrating photography's popularity at the turn-of-the-last century, and an amateur's love of the medium. Shows the photographer at work, students enjoying college life (including a picture of a co-ed crew), campus buildings, and numerous landscapes of Ithaca. Also includes pictures of farm and family life (a cat named "Molasses" is prominently featured on one page), and trips to Lake George, Sylvan Beach, Fort Ticonderoga, and Chenango Lake. A wonderful look at the interiors and fashions of the period, with many candid snapshots of the photographer's friends and loved ones.

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      1898. WHYTE-MELVILLE, George John. Works. London: Ward, Lock, circa 1900. Twenty-five volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $2800.Twenty-five volume set of Whyte-MelvilleÂ’s stories of English country sports, with frontispieces in each volume, handsomely bound by Bickers.Famous for his captivating stories of country sporting life, Whyte-Melvillle (1821-78) also wrote a valuable work on horsemanship (Riding Recollections), historical novels, and memorable poetry. “His books, with their stamp of authenticity, their frequent poetic charm, their liveliness, and their chivalric ideals” attracted many readers in— and out— of the sporting class (Kunitz & Haycraft, 655). Occasional scattered light foxing. A most handsome set.

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        Certain Personal Matters.

      Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd, London, 1898 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, edges untrimmed. 32pp ads dated Autumn Season 1897.Hinges tender, endpapers browned, cloth rather marked and somewhat rubbed. Good. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "H. Hick (Bless his heart) from H. G. Wells". The recipient, Henry Hick, was the doctor under whose care - indeed at whose house - Wells found himself during the early part of 1898, precisely at the time the present book was published. It was during his difficult convalescence in Hick's house that Wells composed for his doctor's young daughter The Adventures of Tommy, a handwritten and self illustrated manuscript storybook.[50]

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        Jeu de l'Affaire Dreyfus et de la Verite

      1898. First Edition . (Dreyfus, Alfred). Jeu de l’Affaire Dreyfus et de la Vérité. Sceaux: E. Charaire, [circa 1898]. Folding cloth-hinged stiff boards, mounted with illustrated chromolithographic game surface. Measures 23-3/4 by 16-3/4 inches opened. $3000.Original game board, with game-squares containing portraits of the principal characters in the Dreyfus scandal, including Émile Zola, whose famous protest in the form of an open newspaper letter entitled “J’Accuse” contributed to Dreyfus’ eventual pardon and release.Dreyfus’ court-martial, conviction, and final acquittal “developed into a political event which had repercussions throughout France and the Jewish world” (Bredin), and exposed anti-Semitism that was rampant in the French military. Dreyfus was accused in 1894 of attempting to transmit a secret military document to the military attaché of the German embassy in Paris, the charges against him stemming from anti-Semitism. Arrested and tried before a court-martial, Dreyfus was found guilty of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment and exiled to Devil’s Island. Public outcry led to the discovery of suppressed exculpatory evidence, a retrial and eventual pardon. “The Dreyfus affair made a strong impact on the outlook of world Jewry and the atmosphere in their respective countries. Jews everywhere were shocked that the affair could take place in France, the ‘homeland of liberty and the Great Revolution,’ and that hatred of the Jews could still prejudice the behavior of a considerable part of the French people, in particular when the Jewish victim was completely assimilated. This seemed to prove clearly that assimilation was no defense against anti-Semitism” (Encyclopedia Judaica 6, 228). Without game pieces and dice. Only the lightest soiling to board surface, fragment of ribbon tie still in place. An extraordinary surviving artifact in near-fine condition.

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      1898. Signed. DAUDET, Alphonse. The Works. New York: Croscup & Sterling, 1899-1900. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo, publisher’s three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $4800.“Autograph” edition, number 2 of only 25 sets printed for America, with 100 plates (including 24 frontispieces in double-suite, one of each hand-colored), with a signed and inscribed carte-de-visite tipped into Volume I.The inscription on the carte-de-visite reads, “merci, monsieur, de nos jolis livres mon jeune fils se régale. En Octobre, nous causerons du lire de Spielhagen [printed] Alphonse Daudet. [written:] Salutations empresseés, Alph. Daudet. [printed:] 3. Avenue de l’Observatoire.” [“Thank you, sir, for our lovely books of which my young son has told me. In October, we will try [Frederick] Spielhagen’s book,” etc.] Includes Daudet’s novels, dramas, and short stories, most notably Fromont and Risler, Jack, The Nabob, Kings in Exile, and Thirty Years in Paris. An intimate friend of Zola and Flaubert, Daudet was a member of the French naturalist school of fiction. His singular, impressionistic style earned him great fame both in his own country and abroad. Minor expert restoration to a few spine heads. A beautiful set.

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

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

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        Der Kleine Herr Friedemann; Novellen.

      Fischer, Berlin 1898 - Ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro. Small 8vo, 3/4 suede over mottled bronze paper boards. Berlin: S. Fischer, 1898. First Edition. A collection of six short stories. His first published book, written when Mann was twenty three years old. The binding is unlettered and worn with dust soiling to suede; internally fine, aside for light foxing on last several pages and one or two spots on preliminary pages. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l'Inde (1498-1898).

      Moulins: Imprimerie Bourbonnaise, 1898. Large octavo, frontispiece portrait, some light offsetting to title, original printed wrappers bound in; a very good copy in a lavish presentation binding of mauve calf with red morocco inlay, moiré silk endpapers, both boards with gilt figures, the front board with deeply embossed gilt coat of arms and gilt presentation note, spine with double crimson morocco labels. Beautifully bound presentation copy of this study of Vasco da Gama. Published in honour of the 400th anniversary of da Gama's first voyage, this work includes observations on two significant accounts of the voyage, the first by Camoens, the second that of a "matelot portugais". The work was prepared after a meeting of the so-called "Comité Vasco de Gama", whose members had met at l'Hotel de Ville du Moulins, and who were keen to promote better research and better understanding between France and Portugal.The work, commissioned by Henri Olivier, vice-president of the Vasco da Gama society, is dedicated to the King and Queen of Portugal and the Algarves: hence, this is a particularly attractive copy, as it has a presentation binding to the royal couple, with the "profond respect" of Olivier.Copies are listed at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and some European libraries, but the work does not appear to be held in any Australian collection.

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