The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1898

        DIARY OF TRAVELS THROUGH PALESTINE. [For private circulation only]

      149 pages. Illustrated with 31 original photographs; folding coloured map. Original decorative red sheep, recently re-backed. Loosely laid in is a presentation slip, inscribed: For dear Sina with fond love from The Authoress M.A.B. Xmas 1911.' On the verso, in another and later hand, is written: 'For Glye This Diary was written by his Great Grand Mother Margaretta Bellis. Rare.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
 1.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Farthest North

      London: George Newnes, Ltd.,, 1898. Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship Fram 1893?96 and of a fifteen months' sleigh journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup captain of the Fram. About one hundred and twenty full page and text illustrations and coloured plate in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, front covers elaborately blocked in gilt, silver, and red, edges speckled red. Frontispiece to each volume and 100 full-page plates, numerous smaller illustrations within the text, colour folding map at rear of volume I. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine ends rubbed, tips a little worn, front hinge of vol. II split but holding, rear hinge partly split, short closed tear to foot of p. xi, tear to folding map stub repaired with tape to verso. An excellent set in the spectacular publisher's binding. Second UK edition. It was originally published in Norway and the UK in the previous year. The first Fram Expedition, 1893?1896, was led by Nansen, "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). The expedition was "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration," recorded here with photographs and from Nansen's own sketches, for which he "claims no artistic merit," but which are nonetheless highly atmospheric and effective.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        L'Ermitage, du N°1 au N°6 de la neuvième année

      first edition of the 6 numbers for the first half 1898.binding fully flexible and embossed calico, covers the 6 booklets kept Contributions of René Boylesve, Francis Viele-Griffin, Francis Jammes, Ducoté Edouard André Gide, André Lebey, Georges Rodenbach, Henry Ghéon Marcel Reja, Hugues Rebell, Yvanhoé Rambosson, Fiona Macleod between autres.Illustrations Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer Paul Berthon, Richard Ranft, William Bradley, Henry Detouche Edward Münch, Jean Veber, Andhré of Gachons Paul Andra, Paul Ranson between other. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! L'Ermitage Paris Janvier-Juin 1898relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 3.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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 ?

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre Saunier]
 4.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Four Swedish Newsbills on Zola and the Dreyfus Affair.

      - Stockholm, 1898-1899. Sizes range between 24x32 cm and 39x26 cm. They are a bit chipped overall and with tears in foldings. Two of them are mounted on card. The two newsbills of the earliest date, printed the 23rd of February 1898, both announce Zola's conviction for libel; the third one, dated the 31st of August 1898, announces the arrest of the officer Hubert-Joseph Henry; and the last one from the 3rd of June 1899 declares that the case against Dreyfus is referred to the military court in Rennes.

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
 5.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Untitled portrait of a woman.

      London. Henry Graves & Co. Ltd. 1898. Mezzotint, image 22 1/2 x 18 inches, plate mark 26 x 20 1/2 inches, sheet size approximately 32 x 26 inches. Glued to mat at edges, but not glued onto any backing board. WITH ELABORATE ANTIQUE GILT FRAME AND ORIGINAL GLASS. Gorgeous softly rendered image of a seated woman clutching a locket or chain. Text under image "Specially printed for Thomas P. Langdon Esq., Baltimore. H. D." Langdon, of Gilpin, Langdon & Co Druggists was a successful Baltimore businessman at the end of the 19th century.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 6.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Geschichte der Stadt Gmunden in Ober-Österreich. Aus Anlaß des fünfzigjährigen Regierungsjubiläums Sr. Majestät des Kaisers Franz Josef I. von Oesterreich herausgegeben von der Stadtgemeinde Gmunden. 3 Bände.

      Gmunden, Emil Mänhardt, 1898-1900. 4°. Mit einer gefalt. Karte u. zahlr. tlw. ganzs. bzw. gefalt. Abbildungen im Text u. auf Tafeln. Blind- u. goldgepr. OLwd.-Bde. m. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe der gesuchten Stadtgeschichte von Gmunden; ohne den meist fehlenden vierten Band mit der „Häuser-Chronik“. - Einbände etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Die Rückendeckel der ersten beiden Bände mit stärkeren Stoßspuren (Leinenbezug hier mit Fehlstellen). Die gefalt. Karte mit Randeinriß. Ein Band im Bug mit kl. Wasserrand. Jeweils die ersten u. letzten Seiten stockfleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Krackowizer, Geschichte der Stadt Gmunden in Ober-Österreich, Oberösterreich, Krakowizer

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 7.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Illustrated advertising envelope and letter promoting "Professor" Edward Rush's balloon "aeronauts and parachute artists."

      Clay Center, Kansas, 1898. Envelope or Cover. Very good. The advertising envelope measures X" x X", and the enclosed letter is X" x X". The envelope features an illustration features a man hanging by his feet from a parachute attached to an ascending hot air balloon. It is addressed to "Secy of Fair. McPherson, Kansas." The letterhead contains illustrations of "The Balloon Ascending, Leaving the Balloon, Parachute Falling Through Space, [and] The Parachute Open." The envelope is franked with a 2¢ carmine postage stamp (Scott # 250,251, or 251) and postmarked at Randolph, Kansas on 11 Aug 1898. The letter is legible. Professor Rush's balloon and parachute show toured Kansas and the surrounding states in the late 1890s. Additional printed text in the letterhead includes a recommendation attesting to the quality of his shows which had performed for three years at St. Joseph, Missouri. It also includes advertising copy that reads: "Prof E. Rush Madam Estella Rush / Leading Aeronauts and Parachute Artists. / Greatest Outdoor Performance on Earth. / Doing all kinds of Balloon Work. Single, Double and / Triple Parachute Leaps from one Monster Balloon. / Also Balloon and Parachute Racing". The handwritten letter inquires as to whether the McPherson, Kansas fair would be interested in hiring his troupe for the season and includes pricing for various types of performances, e.g. balloon ascensions and parachute leaps, multiple person and dog ascensions and leaps, parachute races "for hight (sic) . . . and from clouds to the earth." Rush died shortly after mailing this proposal. He was killed during a failed balloon ascension at Grenola, Kansas on 8 October 1898. This is a rare visual record of early American balloon and parachuting shows. Nothing similar for sale in the ephemera or philatelic trade. Not listed in The American Illustrated Cover Catalog, and no auction records of other similar items besides this example.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Northward Over the "Great Ice

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1898. A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897. With a Description of the Little Tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the most Northerly Human Beings in the World, and an Account of the Discovery and bringing Home of the "Saviksue," or Great Cape-York Meteorites. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt-lettered spines, gilt titles and silver pictorial vignettes to front boards within gilt frames, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Photographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard to each volume, numerous photographs, maps, and plans to the text, many full-page, folding map to rear of vol. 2. Contemporary ownership inscription of D. W. Thomson to front free endpapers, some time covered with matching adhesive paper labels. A few small nicks to headcaps, tips and bottom edge of vol. 2 rear board bumped, text-blocks toned, vol. 2 with occasional marginal finger-soiling, a few gatherings roughly opened along fore edges with slight marginal tears to pp. 385/6 and 399/400, just affecting text in the latter, pp. ix/x and 401/2 with longer tears, both repaired, still a very good copy and an especially bright example of the original cloth. First UK edition of the controversial Arctic pioneer's first book, bound from the American sheets with cancel title pages, and illustrated with some 800 original photographs providing among other things fascinating documentation of Inuit life. In 1885 Peary (1856-1920) obtained leave from his position as an engineer in the US Navy in order to undertake a 650-kilometre trek across the southern ice cap of Greenland finishing on the Denmark Strait. His party were forced to turn back after about 160 kilometres but "achieved the greatest elevation on the Greenland ice cap ? and what Peary would claim as the farthest inland penetration" (Howgego). After a sojourn in Central America mapping and test-boring the abortive Nicaragua Canal, he embarked on a second Arctic expedition. He and his party spent the winter of 1891-2 learning survival techniques from Inuits in preparation for sledging expeditions in the spring, of which the most successful was a 400-kilometre journey northeast from McCormick Bay to what Peary named Independence Bay at the north-eastern tip of Greenland. He and his companion Norwegian skier Eivind Astrup nearly starved on the return journey, but arrived back in the United States with the fame which Peary had craved. On his return he immediately sought support for a further expedition, which landed at Bowdoin Bay in late 1893. A sledging party set out in March 1894, aiming for Independence Bay, whether the party would split into three groups, one going north towards the pole, one south, and two members remaining behind to gather provisions. The group was forced to turn back due to illness, frostbite and persistent blizzards, and Peary was irate to find that Astrup had upstaged him with a successful reconnaissance of Melville Bay. Another attempt the following year ended in similar circumstances, but the return journey provided an opportunity to investigate the meteorite fragments the party had previously noticed near Cape York. Peary brought one back and sold it to the American Museum of Natural History for $40,000; the discovery almost solved the mystery of Inuit iron supplies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Novels in Ten Volumes.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.,, 1898. Illustrated by C. E. Brock. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson. With coloured illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. 10 volumes, octavo (171 x 110 mm). Finely bound for G. P. Putnam's in dark blue half morocco, titles to spine gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Colour lithographic frontispiece to each volume and 51 plates with tissue guards. Neat ink ownership signature to front blanks, some minor wear to gutters, an excellent set. First Brock editions. An instant success, this was the first of several collaborations between brothers C. E. and H. M. Brock for J. M. Dent. The Brocks illustrated five volumes each, making skilful use of the new printing technique of colour lithography. They "worked closely together in the same studio and gained stimulation from each other. One of their influences was undoubtedly the work of Hugh Thomson, but their accuracy in period settings was greater than his, they collected Georgian furniture and clothing to study from ? Although meticulous in signing their drawings, H.M.'s can usually be told apart by their thicker ink lines and bolder handling" (The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Lettres à Requien. - Lettres inédites à Sutton Sharpe

      Edition for each of the volumes. Binders full brown morocco, flat spines decorated with gilt double cartridges, gold caps on wheels, frames a set of intersecting dodécuples gilt on flat, double gilt on cups, frames sextuple gilt on guards contreplats lined morocco tan, brown watered silk guards, guards following handmade paper, all edges gilt, wrappers preserved and bound in, beautiful bindings then signed by Mr. Lortic. The first book is enriched with two originals ink drawings of Prosper Mérimée: first, signed lower right and captioned, represents the Duke of Brunswick, the second a tree and a wooded landscape enriched with a handwritten Russian "Thank God" and "Glory to God, glory to you." Beautiful set beautifully bound by Mr. Lortic. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! In La revue de Paris N°10 de la 5ème année & In Le Mercure de France N°318 de la 21ème année Paris 1898 &1910 16,5x25cm & 14x22,5cm 2 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 11.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Enzyklopädie der Mathematischen Wissenschaften mit Einschluß ihrer Anwendungen. Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Akademien der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Leipzig, München und Wien sowie unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen.

      Leipzig Teubner -1935 1898 - VI Teile in 24 Bänden OLw. Die komplette Reihe mit dem Register und Schlußwort zum Gesamtwerk im Band IV Mechanik. 30000 gr.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Dommershausen]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        An Almanac of Twelve Sports

      London. William Heinemann. 1898. 12 full page color lithographs, unpaginated, 12 1/2 x 10 inches, two-color pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Spine chipped and frayed, hinges cracking, rubbing to edges of cover; the plates are in excellent condition without offset from the text opposite, the one exception regarding condition is the plate for June (Cricket) which is marred by streaks on the trousers of the batter. Twelve color lithographs after woodblock prints by William Nicholson. For each of the twelve months of the year a sport is illustrated while an accompanying verse by Rudyard Kipling provides a commentary on the sport. Includes images of Skating, Boxing, Golf, Shooting, Archery, etc.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 13.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat + Verlag Klaus Breinlich]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE KLONDYKE NUGGET. By S.F. Cody

      Belfast, Ireland: David Allen & Sons, 1898. Chromolithographic poster, 20 x 30 inches. Losses and tears along bottom edge, not affecting image; several small tears at other edges. Some light soiling. Image bright and fresh. Promotional flyer for a local theatre pasted to right edge. Good plus. A rare poster for the popular stage play, THE KLONDYKE NUGGET, written and performed by S.F. Cody throughout the British Isles at the end of the 19th century. Samuel Franklin Cody (1867-1913) was a unique figure in late Victorian Anglo-American popular entertainment. Born Samuel Franklin Cowdery, he later changed his surname to capitalize on the fame of Buffalo Bill Cody, even mimicking Buffalo Bill's clothing and facial hair style. Born in Texas, S.F. Cody trained in the Forepaugh Wild West Show and found much of his fame in England. He is renowned in the history of aviation as the first man to conduct a powered flight in England, and he developed large kites that were used for artillery spotting during World War I. Cody's life was filled with tall tales (though some of them are perhaps true), including his claim that he prospected for gold in Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. That story set the groundwork for the theatrical play advertised herein, where Cody plays the role of George Exelby; Lela Cody, his (common law) second wife, plays the part of Rosie; and her son, Edward LeRoy, plays Joe Smith. The poster shows Cody at the center, surrounded by an angry mob wielding guns. To the left are four other figures, including Lela and an Indian on horseback. An advertisement for the Clarence Theatre in Pontypridd is pasted to the right side of the sheet, dated Monday, Dec. 19, indicating that the play runs through the week.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        La femme et le pantin

      First edition, one of 550 numbered copies on alfa.With an autograph inscription from Pierre Louys to Henry Davray.This copy retains the frontispiece "Pantin" by Goya, as heliogravure.Spine repaired and skillfully reinforced, a good copy. Mercure de France Paris 1898 15x23cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 16.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Grien on Rougemont. Or the Story of a Modern Robinson Crusoe.

      London: Edward Lloyd, 1898. Folio, illustrated throughout, original wrappers printed in red and green bound in, old newspaper clippings tipped in; in modern red half morocco by Morrell, bookplate of Henry L. White. An interesting satirical account of one of the great late century hoaxes, of a Swiss man who claimed to have lived among the Aborigines of northern Australia. Illustrated by the great cartoonist Phil May, who had honed his style while working on the Bulletin in Sydney.Louis de Rougemont (born Henri Louis Grin) first came to Australia as an aide to the governor of Western Australia William Robinson, but in 1877 'became master and owner of the pearling cutter Ada, which was posted missing in February 1877 some months before it was found wrecked near Cooktown, Queensland; Grin claimed to have sailed the 3000 miles (4828 km) from Fremantle and to have been the sole survivor of an attack by Aboriginals at Lacrosse Island' (ADB). After a quiet decade or so in Sydney, he suddenly fled to New Zealand and then England, where he published a fanciful serial based on his "thirty years" living with the Aborigines of northern Australia in the then popular Wide World Magazine.D.W. Carnegie, a writer for the rival Daily Chronicle, was one of the first to spot Rougemont's deception, and wrote a series of articles, collected here. Rougemont later toured as the self-styled "Greatest Liar on Earth" Some wear and chipping. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
 17.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Korea and her Neighbours , A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and present position of the Country , Volumes 1 and 2

      Published by John Murray, London 1898 - , Vol.1 xvii [3] 261 [3], Vol.2 x 321 [3] pages, plus illustrated frontispieces and 11 of 11 plates and illustrations to Vol.1 and Vol.2, Vol.1 has a fold-out sketch map of Central Korea, Vol.2 has a fold-out Map of Korea and Neighbouring Countries, untrimmed block, embossed with "Presented by Mr. Murray" on the title pages First Edition , foxing to the prelims and paste downs, occasional light foxing further in, untrimmed edges spotted, cloth slightly rubbed, the spines slightly sunned, top corners knocked, the map in Vol.1 has slight chipping to the fore-edge, both volumes are in very good condition , bound in blue cloth with red and black detailing, gilt titles and ruling to the front boards and spines Octavo 21 x 15cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
 18.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Das malerische und romantische Westfalen

      Druck und Verlag von Ferdinand Schöningh Paderborn 1898, OLn-geb. Ausg. mit Rundumgoldschnitt, sehr guter Zustand (s. Foto), 4. Aufl., 472 S. mit 22 Stahlstichen, 8 Lichtdrucken, 5 Autotypieen und 131 Textbildern, 25,5 cm x 18 cm.

      [Bookseller: Online-Buchversand "Die Eule"]
 19.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        London Types. (Quartorzains by W.E. Henley.) 4to.

      William Heinemann. 1898 12 colour plates accompanied by verse, with an additional leaf with facsimile ms. verse signed W.E.H, final ad. leaf. Orig. illlustrated paper boards, cloth spine; a little rubbed. Internally v.g. A nice copy in its original state.A Bus driver (front board), Guardsman, Hawker, Beef-eater, Sandwich-Man, Coster, Lady, Bluecoat Boy, Policeman, News-Boy, Drum-Major, Flower Girl, and Barmaid.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Internationales Kaiser-Jubilaums-Schachturnier Wien 1898

      Wien: Verlag des Wiener Schach-Club, 1898 xix+351 pages with diagrams and table. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in brown cloth with brown lettering to spine and original wrapper cover laid on front cover. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5250) 1st edition. 1898 was highlighted by the great Imperial Jubilee Tournament, organized to commemorate the 50 year reign of Emperor Franz Josef I and to mark the 25th anniversary fo the first international chess tournament held in Vienna. Led by the example of Baron von Rothschild, wealthy members of the newly formed Vienna Chess Club contributed funds to assure the success of the huge competition. Most of the Word's chess elite (Lasker and Charousek did not participate), representing the United States, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Russia and host nation Austria, were on hand in the lovely "Kaiserstadt" to participate in this long, strenuous test of chess skills. The Spartan playing schedule called for five games per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday); Thursday was reserved for adjourned games, and Sunday a day of rest. A number of the participants complained about the very short rest period. Eleven of them went so far as to draw up a written petition requesting a longer break on the grounds that the continued strain could endanger their health. The tournament committee found itself unable to act when Pillsbury protested th action. (Ironically the American master would be close to physical exhaustion in the closing rounds of his head-to-head duel with Tarrasch, who was nearly 11 years older). Even greater expenditures of time and energy would have been required had not the veteran A Schwarz. co-winner of the Wiesbaden and Graz tournaments of 1880, abandoned the struggle in the eighth round - following which his games were struck from the table. Tarrasch (+21 -2 =13) and Pillsbury (+24 -5 =7) finished in an historic first-place tie (27 1/2 points). They were trailed by Janowski (+22 -7 =7) with 25 1/2, Steinitz (+18 -7 =11) with 23 1/2 and Schlechter, once again the youngest participant, with 21 1/2 points. Tarrasch's triumph gave convincing proof that the great pedagogue's art had not ended with his disappointing showing at Budapest two years earlier. Finishing in a tie with Pillsbury after 36 gruelling rouds, the German physician proceeded to defeat his younger American rival in a tense four-game playoff (+1 -0 =1). Tarrasch received 6,000 kroner for his effort - while the exhausted younger man found solace in hist prize of 4,000 kroner and undiminished admiration of the Viennese chess community. (Goldman: Carl Schlechter! Caissa Editions) Condition: Pages uncut, rebound else a very good copy of a scarce tournament title. . First Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector ]
 21.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen [About a new kind of rays], parts I & II. WITH: Weitere Beobachtungen uber die Eigenschaften der X-Strahlen [Further observations about the properties of X-rays]

      Leipzig: Barth-Verlag, 1898. First complete edition of Rontgen's announcement of the discovery of the X-Ray. "Hertz and Lenard had published on the penetrating powers of cathode rays (electrons) and Rontgen thought that there were unsolved problems worth investigation... As a preliminary to viewing the cathode rays on a fluorescent screen, Rontgen completely covered his discharge tube with a black card, and then chanced to notice that such a screen lying on a bench some distance away was glowing brightly. Although others had operated Crookes tubes in laboratories for over thirty years, it was Rontgen who found that X rays are emitted by the part of the glass wall of the tube that is opposite the cathode and that receives the beam of cathode rays. He spent six weeks in absolute concentration, repeating and extending his observations on the properties of the new rays. He found that they travel in straight lines, cannot be refracted or reflected, are not deviated by a magnet, and can travel about two meters in air. He soon discovered the penetrating properties of the rays... The apparent magical nature of the new rays was something of a shock even to Rontgen... On 22 December he brought his wife into the laboratory and made an X-ray photograph of her hand. It was no doubt the possibility of seeing living skeletons, thus pandering to man's morbid curiosity, that contributed to the peculiarly rapid worldwide dissemination of the discovery."In 1901 Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize awarded in physics "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him.""About a new kind of rays" was published originally in separate issues of the rare journal Sitzungsberichte der Wurzberger Physik-medic (1895, 1896) before being published, together with "Further Observations", in Annalen der Physik in 1898."Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen" [ "About a new kind of rays" ], parts I and II. WITH: "Weitere Beobachtungen uber die Eigenschaften der X-Strahlen" ["Further observations about the properties of X-rays" ], pp.1-37 in Annalen der Physik, Neue Folge, Vol. 64. Leipzig: Barth-Verlag, 1898. (The full volume, 812 pages). Octavo, contemporary three-quarter cloth over marbled boards. Some wear to contemporary binding, otherwise fine. Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
 22.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        JAPANESE FAIRY TALES: The Boy Who Drew Cats | The Goblin Spider | The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling | Chin Chin Kobakama

      1898. [four creped paper booklets] [Together, four volumes.] Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, [1898] | [1899] | [1902] | [1903]. Original color pictorial creped paper, tied with silk. First Editions of all four of the early Japanese Fairy Tales that Lafcadio Hearn "rendered into English". (There would later be a posthumous fifth, "The Fountain of Youth," which did not come out until 1922, 18 years after Hearn's death in 1904.) Hasegawa produced 20 such booklets before Hearn became involved; these were issued separately and then as a boxed set. Then the publisher began issuing further titles in that series, while he also began a "Second Series"; the publisher used multiple printers, which explains why there are multiple "first printings" issued on the same date. Complex bibliographically, the four early Hearn titles (as here offered) are, chronologically:~No. 23. The Boy Who Drew Cats. First Printing State B, (no priority), large format;~Second Series No. 1. The Goblin Spider. Presumed Second Printing (with colophon entirely in Japanese), small format -- in our experience this is the scarcest of the four;~No. 24. The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling. First Printing State B (no priority), large format;~No. 25. Chin Chin Kobakama. First Printing State A (no priority), large format.~All four booklets are in fine condition, with the colors still quite bright and with scarcely any wear. A remarkable survival. Blanck 7930, 7932, 7937 & 7939. Housed in a (tired) cloth slipcase with inner chemise, which bears the small leather "Blairhame" bookplate of the noted collector Mrs. J. Insley Blair.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Cyrano de Bergerac

      New York William R. Jenkins 1898 First American Edition (in French), preceding both British and American English-language editions. Tall 8vo: [6],7-239,[1]pp, with nine black and white plates, the first, of Rostand, with protective tissue. Publisher's vertically ribbed green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and black, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. A better than Near Fine copy, binding sound, pages fresh and bright, plates clean and free of foxing. Near Fine+ ¶Cyrano de Bergerac was first published in France by Charpentier et Fasquelle in 1898 (following its stage production at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in Paris on December 28, 1897), and then, in this edition, in New York. The play is based loosely on the life of Savien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), known for his swashbuckling adventures and large nose, and was meticulously researched, down to the names of the members of the Académie française and the dames précieuses glimpsed before the performance in the first scene. Written in verse, in rhyming couplets of 12 syllables per line, very close to the Alexandrine format. Cyrano introduced the word "panache" into the English language. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
 24.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Isabella Or The Pot of Basil.

      Slim 4to. Original olive green cloth over bevelled boards with spine lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; pp. [56], printed on fine mould-made paper with decoratively panelled title-page, in bold black and red, and double-page spreads throughout with extravagant Arts-and-Crafts border designs against rich black grounds, each surrounding text in panels, together with engraved illustrations, historiated initials, and other decorations; an excellent copy with a touch of flecking to upper joint, internally clean and crisp with the usual offset toning to free endpapers. First edition illustrated thus

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
 25.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Ianthothorax Benzbachi, Buttik. [Bensbach's Bird of Paradise].

      Printed by Mintern Bros. Published between 1891- 1898. Lithograph, handcolored, on sheet 22 x 15 inches.There is a thin line of tape along the top edge of the sheet well outside the image area, very very light foxing only noticeable on the verso, very good condition. Two beautiful multicolored birds on leafy branches with purple berries. From the Monograph of the Birds of Paradise produced by R. Bowdler Sharpe continuing the work of John Gould.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 26.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        contribute 'Real Ghost Stories' to 'PEARSON'S MAGAZINE' An Illustrated Monthly, in original cloth binding.

      London: Geo. Newnes, 1898-9. Octavo. Vols. V and VII, complete. Uniformly bound in publisher's pictorial khaki cloth stamped in gilt, green and brown. Some light, expected wear but essentially clean copies wioth a little spine toning to the earlier volume. Contains the scarce first appearance of 'Real Ghost Stories' by Flaxman Low accompanied by 75 illustrations; only 12 were published in the book-form edition of 1899 (a copy of which sold for £1900 at auction in 1999). Also features stories by George Griffith, Max Pemberton, Baroness Orczy, C.C. Hyne (Capt. Kettle), Victor Whitechurch (a train mystery of course), Frank Aubrey (an uncollected fantasy), plus the usual period articles on ballooning, railways, trave and other pastimes and technologies (Ocean cables etc.). Perhaps of greatest interest to some is the Nikola Tesla interview wherein is mentioned the development of Solar Cells, Television, Broadcast Power, Radio Controlled Torpedos, etc. Tesla was the inventive genius who at one time worked hand in hand with Edison as his peer.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
 27.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        The Cruise of the "Cachalot" Round the World after Sperm Whales.

      London: Smith Elder, 1898. Octavo, frontispiece and seven other plates and a folding map; in original blue cloth, with gilt vignette on upper board, quarter morocco case. First edition of this ripping yarn, based on the author's experiences on board the Splendid of New Bedford, in whaling grounds off 'the Solanders, Vau Vau, South Pacific and Australian Gulf'.Rudyard Kipling wrote of Bullen's tale: 'It is immense, there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep-sea wonder and mystery... It's a new world that you've opened the door to... '.This is a fine copy in an attractive bookform slipcase. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
 28.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Northward Over the "Great Ice" A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897. With a Description of the Little Tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the most Northerly Human Beings in the World, and an Account of the Discovery and bringing Home of the "Saviksue," or Great Cape-York Meteorites.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1898 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt-lettered spines, gilt titles and silver pictorial vignettes to front boards within gilt frames, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Contemporary ownership inscription of D. W. Thomson to front free endpapers, some time covered with matching adhesive paper labels. A few small nicks to headcaps, tips and bottom edge of vol. 2 rear board bumped, text-blocks toned, vol. 2 with occasional marginal finger-soiling, a few gatherings roughly opened along fore edges with slight marginal tears to pp. 385/6 and 399/400, just affecting text in the latter, pp. ix/x and 401/2 with longer tears, both repaired, still a very good copy and an especially bright example of the original cloth. Photographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard to each volume, numerous photographs, maps, and plans to the text, many full-page, folding map to rear of vol. 2. First UK edition of the controversial Arctic pioneer's first book, bound from the American sheets with cancel title pages, and illustrated with some 800 original photographs providing among other things fascinating documentation of Inuit life. In 1885 Peary (1856-1920) obtained leave from his position as an engineer in the US Navy in order to undertake a 650-kilometre trek across the southern ice cap of Greenland finishing on the Denmark Strait. His party were forced to turn back after about 160 kilometres but "achieved the greatest elevation on the Greenland ice cap and what Peary would claim as the farthest inland penetration" (Howgego). After a sojourn in Central America mapping and test-boring the abortive Nicaragua Canal, he embarked on a second Arctic expedition. He and his party spent the winter of 1891-2 learning survival techniques from Inuits in preparation for sledging expeditions in the spring, of which the most successful was a 400-kilometre journey northeast from McCormick Bay to what Peary named Independence Bay at the north-eastern tip of Greenland. He and his companion Norwegian skier Eivind Astrup nearly starved on the return journey, but arrived back in the United States with the fame which Peary had craved. On his return he immediately sought support for a further expedition, which landed at Bowdoin Bay in late 1893. A sledging party set out in March 1894, aiming for Independence Bay, whether the party would split into three groups, one going north towards the pole, one south, and two members remaining behind to gather provisions. The group was forced to turn back due to illness, frostbite and persistent blizzards, and Peary was irate to find that Astrup had upstaged him with a successful reconnaissance of Melville Bay. Another attempt the following year ended in similar circumstances, but the return journey provided an opportunity to investigate the meteorite fragments the party had previously noticed near Cape York. Peary brought one back and sold it to the American Museum of Natural History for $40,000; the discovery almost solved the mystery of Inuit iron supplies. Howgego III P8; NMM I 980. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 29.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Cyrano de Bergerac [Presentation Copy]

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

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
 30.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Lettres à Requien. - Lettres inédites à Sutton Sharpe

      In La revue de Paris N°10 de la 5ème année & In Le Mercure de France N°318 de la 21ème année. Edition for each of the volumes. Binders full brown morocco, flat spines decorated with gilt double cartridges, gold caps on wheels, frames a set of intersecting dodécuples gilt on flat, double gilt on cups, frames sextuple gilt on guards contreplats lined morocco tan, brown watered silk guards, guards following handmade paper, all edges gilt, wrappers preserved and bound in, beautiful bindings then signed by Mr. Lortic. The first book is enriched with two originals ink drawings of Prosper Mérimée: first, signed lower right and captioned, represents the Duke of Brunswick, the second a tree and a wooded landscape enriched with a handwritten Russian "Thank God" and "Glory to God, glory to you." Beautiful set beautifully bound by Mr. Lortic. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! In La revue de Paris N°10 de la 5ème année & In Le Mercure de France N°318 de la 21ème année Paris 1898 &1910 16,5x25cm & 14x22,5cm 2 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 31.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
 32.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        L'amour en visites

      1898. P. Fort, Paris 1898, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - P. Fort, Paris 1898, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Binding metà marocco rosa antico, torna con cinque nervi fissati con filetti neri, piatti carta marmorizzata, testa dorata, coperchi conservati e schienali (inclusi restauri e mancanti), angoli leggermente urtato.   [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi maroquin vieux rose, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs, plats de papier marbré, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés (comportant des restaurations et des manques), coins légèrement émoussés.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 33.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        L'Ermitage, du N°1 au N°6 de la neuvième année

      L'Ermitage. first edition of the 6 numbers for the first half 1898.binding fully flexible and embossed calico, covers the 6 booklets kept Contributions of René Boylesve, Francis Viele-Griffin, Francis Jammes, Ducoté Edouard André Gide, André Lebey, Georges Rodenbach, Henry Ghéon Marcel Reja, Hugues Rebell, Yvanhoé Rambosson, Fiona Macleod between autres.Illustrations Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer Paul Berthon, Richard Ranft, William Bradley, Henry Detouche Edward Münch, Jean Veber, Andhré of Gachons Paul Andra, Paul Ranson between other. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! L'Ermitage Paris Janvier-Juin 1898relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 34.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        La cathédrale

      First edition, one of 100 copies on numéotés Holland paper, head of print after 10 China 21 and Japan.Bound in full morocco anthracite gray back slightly thinned with five nerves, gilded tail date casters gilded on the caps, contreplats red morocco, paper guards moiré, following warnings of handmade paper, double gilt fillets on cuts , preserved covers, all edges gilt, in the paper bag, brown felt inside, perfect binding signed Noulhac.Our copy is full of color frontispiece of Pierre Roche, drawn on paper églomisé and etching of Eugene Delâtre consisting of an original portrait of Huysmans.Beautiful copy established in a binder in full morocco signed Noulhac doubled. P.V. Stock Paris 1898 12,5x19cm relié sous étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 35.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
 36.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        A Master of Mysteries

      Ward Lock and Co, 1898 A first edition, first printing published by Ward Lock and Co. in 1898. A very good book with the front hinge cracked and visibly open. Wear to the spine tips and edges. No inscriptions and the original tissue guard is still present. A collection of exciting classic mystery short stories in which John Bell solves some of the most unusual mysteries, discovering the secrets of haunted houses and other occurrances of unknown entities.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [Album of 173 Original Gelatin Silver Photographs of the German Colonial Kiautschou Bay Concession Titled on Spine:] Syfang-China, 1902-1904

      Oblong Folio (ca. 27x36 cm). 30 beige stiff album leaves. 173 gelatin silver prints, various sizes from ca. 21x28 cm (8 ½ x 11 in) to 9x10,5 cm (3x4 in) mounted recto and verso on album leaves. Some photographs numbered and twelve captioned in negative. Attractive period elaborately gilt tooled quarter morocco with lacquered flower motif pictorial covers with photographic image inset in front cover. Some very minor bumping to extremities of covers and front cover with a very minor chip of lacquer, a couple of photographs with some very mild fading but overall the photographs are strong and sharp and the album is in very good condition. This extensive historically important collection of photographs of the Kiautschou Bay concession (a German leased territory in Imperial China which existed from 1898 to 1914) and surrounding areas, was highly likely compiled by a German high ranking military officer or colonial official. As the spine title, Syfang (Sifang), the former core district of Tsingtau (Qingdao), indicates this album is focussed on Tsingtau, Kiautschou Bay concession's administrative center. It includes twelve captioned photographs of Tsingtau including: Train station; government chapel; Diedrichstein; Yamen entrance; Decorative wall in front of Yamen; Lighthouse; Panorama; Music pavillion Krala Bay; Prinz Heinrich Hotel; Artillery Camp; Colonial Governor's grave; Governor's House. Many other images are also of Tsingtau including five two part panoramas of the town and environs, also street scenes showing Chinese inhabitants, markets and gatherings, and ceremonies, hunting scenes with the resulting killed birds, colonial buildings and images of the Shantung Railway including railway track, trains, rolling stock, bridges and stations (Tsingtau, Nantschuan, Kaumi, Weihsien, Tschou Tsun). Overall an extensive historically important visual record of the first few years of German rule of the Kiautschou Bay concession. After Germany took over the territory in 1898 «Kiautschou was transformed into a modern realm with Germany investing upwards of $100 million. The impoverished fishing village of Tsingtau was laid out with wide streets, solid housing areas, government buildings, electrification throughout, a sewer system and a safe drinking water supply, a rarity in large parts of Asia at that time and later. The area had the highest schools density and highest per capita student enrollment in all of China, with primary, secondary and vocational schools funded by the Berlin treasury and Protestant and Roman Catholic missions. With the expansion of economic activity and public works, German banks opened branch offices, the Deutsch-Asiatische Bank being the most prominent. The completion of the Shantung Railroad in 1910 provided a connection to the Trans-Siberian Railway and thus allowed travel by train from Tsingtau to Berlin. After the Chinese revolution of 1911 ran its course, many wealthy Chinese and politically connected ex-officials settled in the colony because of the safe and orderly environment it offered. Sun Yatsen visited the Tsingtau area and stated in 1912, "... I am impressed. The city is a true model for China's future» (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Jane Avril

      Paris: Chaix, 1898. ONE OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC'S MOST FAMOUS LITHOGRAPHS. "This famous poster advertising Le Jardin de Paris shows the high-kicking performance of the dynamic Jane Avril in the quadrille naturaliste, framed by the staff of the orchestra's bass fiddle. Vaucaire described the dance in the August 1, 1886, Paris Illustré as 'that wonderful, insolent joke in which two women advanced side by side, each balancing on one foot while keeping the other at the level of the spectators' eyes. They wore silk stockings and cambric and lace drawers, with much swishing of pretty petticoats'" (Donson and Griepp, Great Lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec).From the Les Maitres de L'Affiche (Masters of the Poster) series, plate 110. "The Masters of the Poster, first published in Paris from 1895 to 1900, is the most famous compilation ever made of the art of the great age of the poster--an art whose new graphic sophistication captured the ebullience of Paris life in the late 19th century, and celebrated the emerging spirit of the 20th century" (Applebaum, The Complete "Masters of the Poster").Paris: Chaix, 1898. 15.5x11.25in, 395x285mm. (Image alone: 11.5x8.5in, 292x216mm). Image fine, with full, uncropped margins. Margins with two pinholes at top, tiny repaired tear at left edge and chip to bottom left corner. With original "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" blindstamp at bottom right. Handsomely framed. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
 39.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Germany through the Stereoscope [Deutschland - durch das Stereoskop gesehen]- Set of 84 stereoscopic cards showing German scenes, by 'Bert Underwood' and 'Underwood & Underwood', in box labelled 'Germany Through The Stereoscope'.

      Underwood & Underwood / Littleton View Co. / J.F.Floris,, 1898. 2 volumes in 1 (complete). New York / London / Toronto / Washington/ Ottawa, Kansas, Underwood & Underwood / Littleton View Co. / J.F.Floris, no year (c. 1898). 8°. The cards are numbered 1 to 84 and are each lettered in multiple languages on the back (English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Russian). Original Hardcover-Box with gilt lettering and floral embossement on spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Sehr guter Zustand. Sehr interessante originale Photodokumentation des ausgehenden 19.Jahrhunderts.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop ]
 40.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Ames d'automne

      Fasquelle. First edition on current paper, it has been printed in Japan 20 leading copies. Binding to bradel half brown calico, smooth back with a gold floral motif, date and double fillet golden tail, part of title shagreen olive boards marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding signed cold Pierson. Precious autograph signed by the author Henri Lavedan. Book adorned with illustrations Heidbrinck. A partially shaded guard, light scuffs minor feet cuisine, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Fasquelle Paris 1898 10,5x16,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 41.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        La Plume. Revue Littéraire artistique et sociale. Année 1898 complète en 24 livraisons

      La Plume. First edition of last year led by Leon Deschamps, founder of the magazine prominently features the visual arts. 24 publications met here with a special issue dedicated to Alexander Falguière.binding editor with full canvas fir, smooth back, part of title in red shagreen, gilt floral motif, nets Cold plats.La the cover of the first issue, illustrated by Mucha, is connected head volume.Contributions Theophile Gautier, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Karl Boès, Adolphe Rette, Francis Jammes, Victor Margueritte, Ernest Raynaud, Stuart Merrill, etc ... Many illustrations including a frontispiece watercolor Eugene Grasset and drawings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, Alexandre Falguière Vivant-Denon, Willette, Jossot, Andhré of Gachons Ferdinand Cazals, Henri Detouche, James Ensor ... The frontispiece of Emile Berchmans announced title page is not present in this copy. Table and index at the end of volume.Dédicace manuscript of a owner on the front garde.Infime tear on the front cover, otherwise rare and beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La Plume Paris 1er janvier au 15 décembre 1898 19x25cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 42.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Colonel Thorndyke's Secret

      400, 32 pp. Decorated pink cloth with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly darkened with very slight wear to spine ends. Tilt to spine. Patterned endpapers. Title page in red & black. No names or other inscriptions. Scarce adult novel by Henty, originally intended as a three-decker. 32 page publisher's catalogue at rear, dated Jan. 1898. A Very Good copy of this scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Foster Books]
 43.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        The Decoration of Houses

      First Impression London B. T. Batsford 1898 First UK edition, First Impression of the author's first book under her married name (a collection of poems appeared in 1878 under Edith Newbold Jones). Batsford bound up sheets from the first American edition and issued them with a cancel title page. Tall, wide 8vo; pp xxii, 204, [2]pp, with 56 plates and an 8-page publisher's catalogue. Publisher's burgundy cloth, the upper cover decorated in blind and lettered in gilt, the spine titled in gilt, the top edge gilt, the fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. An unusually collectible copy, for all purposes Fine, with all plates present and firmly attached and free of spotting and foxing, all pages (save the toned front fly leaf and first blank) clean, fresh and bright, the binding square and holding firm. Neat and rather elegant ownership inscription to the first blank, dated '1.Sept.05.' Quite scarce in this superb condition. Fine Wharton "was traveling in Europe in early 1895, gathering inspiration for The Decoration of Houses (1897), which she co-wrote with Ogden Codman, a young society architect. . . . Although there is something superficially bizarre about a decorating book whose illustrations are drawn from the great palaces of Europe, the structural principles espoused by Wharton and Codman are essentially functional: rooms must do the work for which they are intended. This first foray into the subject in print was only the beginning: three more books would follow which drew on this expertise and interest?Italian Villas and their Gardens (1904), Italian Backgrounds (1905), and A Motor-Flight Through France (1908)." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
 44.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Five Years in Siam from 1891 to 1896.

      London: John Murray, 1898. Two volumes, with 15 full-page plates, nine maps (four folding) and numerous illustrations in the text; in the original decorated cloth. An important book on late-nineteenth-century Thailand. Smyth spent some years in Thailand as director of the Department of Mines, and his well-illustrated account of the country, then under the rule of King Chulalongkorn, describes the prosperous last years free of colonial controls. 'Thailand presented a singular contrast to the rest of Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth century. Thai leaders followed policies that revealed a remarkable capacity to gain the greatest benefit from the new and intrusive element of European power' (Osborne, Southeast Asia).Within only a few years Thailand was to lose part of its country to French colonial aspirations, and in 1909 it lost four Malay states to the British. Foxing to endpapers otherwise a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
 45.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.