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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.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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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        Animate Creation; Popular Edition of "Our Living World," a Natural History. In Six Volumes

      Selmar Hess, New York 1898 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Superbe Orénoque. (Globe doré)

      Paris, Collection Hetzel, J. Hetzel et Cie. 1898 - Les Voyages extraordinaires. Collection Hetzel. Illustrations de Georges Roux. 12 grandes gravures couleurs en chromotypographie. Édition originale. Paris, Collection Hetzel, J. Hetzel et Cie. 1898. 411 pp. Catalogue AJ. Imprimé par Gauthier Villars, relié par Engel. Cartonnage Hetzel au Globe doré. Dos au phare. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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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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        Jeu de l'Affaire Dreyfus et de la Verite

      , 1898. 1898. First Edition . (Dreyfus, Alfred). Jeu de l

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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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        Uppfinningarnas bok (10 volumes)

      Stockholm 1898 - ny fullst

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        Menus et Programmes Illustres

      1898. First Edition . MAILLARD, Leon. Les Menus et Programmes Illustres. Paris: G. Boudet and Ch. Tallander, 1898. Folio (9-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches), contemporary three-quarter dark green moroccorebacked with original gilt-decorated spine laid down, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. $4800.First edition of this sumptuous collection art used in French menus and programs—including a number of lovely Art Nouveau examples—number 490 of 1000 copies on papier velin, with 460 fine reproductions, many in color, finely bound by P. Affolter with the original Alphonse Mucha-designed pictorial paper wrappers bound in. This copy with a lengthy handwritten inscription in French from author Leon Maillard on an additional limitation page, addressed to ""Mon Cher Strauss.""Includes examples of commercial artwork and designs by Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, Meunier, Chèret, Boutet de Monvel and many others. The handwritten note by editor Leon Maillard, reads: ""Puisque je rencontre, sur votre bureau, un livre que je connais bien, ma curiosité me porte à le feuilleter. Et bien des circonstances de son établissement me reviennent en mémoire. D'abord, il serait être présente en duex volumes, ensuite, il a bordé sur le marbre, dans sa forme définitive, quelques longs mois. Et juste au moment où il doit paraître en librairie, il est l'objet d'une mesure terrible. On en arrête la présentation et la vente par o par ordre de M. Félix Faure, Président de la République Française. L'auteur avait reproduit, sans son agrément, le menu du déjeuner du 14-26 Août 1897, sur le Pothnau: mais où est l'alliance russe? Il en reste un témoignage du temps dans: [printed half title] Les Menus et Programmes Illustrés [handwritten] feuilletés ce jour de 1918, en Août par votre lout devoté, Léon Maillard."" Roughly translated: ""Since finding, on your desk, a book I know well [presumably the present volume], my curiosity leads me to flip through its pages. And the circumstances surrounding its creation come back to my memory. First, it was to have been two volumes, but then it came to its final form in some long months. And just in the moment when it should appear in bookstores, it is subject to a terrible measure: we stopped the sale to the public by order of Felix Faure, President of the French Republic. The author had reproduced, without his consent, the lunch menu of 14-26 August, 1897, on the Pothnau [the date of the French President's visit to the Czar in Russia; Pothnau was the name of a French cruiser]: but where is the Russian alliance? It remains a testament to the time: [half title], inscribed this day of 1918, in August, by your devoted lout, Léon Maillard."" From a total edition of 1050 copies. Text in French. Contemporary morocco binding very attractive. A beautiful volume in fine condition.

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        Children in prison and other cruelties of prison life

      Murdoch & Co, London 1898 - 16p., first separate appearance, plain printed softbound (stapled as issued) in textured buff wraps. Covers are split along the spinefold and detached, and show mild dust- and handling-soil; the single staple is rusted without significant migration. Text is clean except for earlier booksellers' notes on titlepage. As is; should be quite amenable to restoration. This letter originally appeared in "The Daily Chronicle" on May 28, 1897 and is here reprinted with an additional publisher's note; Wilde's name appears at the end of the letter not in the titling. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Military Operations on the North-West Frontiers of India. Vols. I and II.

      London: HMSO, , 1898. Papers regarding British Relations with the Neighbouring on the North-West Frontier of India, and the Military Operations undertaken against them during the Year, 1897-1898. [C.- 8713 & C. - 8714] Foolscap quarto ( 315 × 208 mm). In recent marbled wrappers. Some marginal browning and brittleness, some chipping of the title page to Volume I which is now guarded, a few other minor chips, else very good. First editions, print run of 1875, fairly uncommon. Obviously these volumes form part of the run of Blue Books, but as a stand-alone item COPAC records only the BL, and OCLC adds just 3 sets, none in the US. Essential source material for the campaign that Churchill considered to have been a declaration to the whole world of the British people's "faith in the higher destinies of their race." (Malakand Field Force, p.314) Attached are two 4-page papers giving the Strength of British Battalions, and Killed and Wounded in the campaign.

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        Military Operations on the North-West Frontiers of India. Vols. I and II. Papers regarding British Relations with the Neighbouring on the North-West Frontier of India, and the Military Operations undertaken against them during the Year, 1897-1898. [C.- 8713 & C. - 8714]

      London: HMSO, 1898 - Foolscap quarto ( 315

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        Monument esth


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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

      Printed by T & A Constable; published by Harry Quilter 1898 - No. 22 of the English Vellum Edition de Luxe, limited to 100 copies, signed by Harry Quilter. Illus. with cold. frontis. and one further plate printed on silk by Lemercier. Illus. with b.w. designs/decorations throughout. Folio re-backed with orig bds., gilt dec. to front bd. with 2 ornamental pewter inlays, with orig. eps. preserved. Rubbing to bds., contents v.g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works. Edition De Luxe.

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1898 - 23 (of 24 ) volumes, 8.5 inches tall. Beautifully bound in half morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt 'vine' tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Printed on hand made paper, this Deluxe edition was limited to just 100 sets of which this is number 34. Regrettably volume 22 is missing. Full page plates by Rossi throughout. A stunning looking and finely printed run. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Christina Rossetti: a biographical and critical study, etc

      Hurst and Blackett 1898 - Ex library copy with the usual stamps, marks, and stickers. A good conditioned volume with clear bright text. . The end paper has cracked, revealing a small amount of webbing but the binding has still remained in a good condition. Some marks to the outer covers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Kleine Herr Friedemann; Novellen.

      Berlin: Fischer, 1898. First. hardcover. very good. 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. Ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro.

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        Vorlesungen über Gastheorie / Vorlesungen über die Principe der Mechanik / Vorlesungen über Maxwells Theorie der Elektricität und des Lichtes.

      Leipzig: Ambrosius Barth, 1898. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine collection of Boltzmann's most important lectures in appealing uniform binding, here in first and second editions: I. Vorlesungen über Gastheorie, 1. Theil, 1910, 204 pp. (2nd edition), II. Vorlesungen über Gastheorie, 2. Theil, 1898, 265 pp. (first edition); III. Vorlesungen über die Principe der Mechanik, 1.Theil, 1910, 241 pp. (2nd edition), IV. Vorlesungen über die Principe der Mechanik, 2.Theil, 1904, 335 pp. (first edition); V. Vorlesungen über Maxwells Theorie der Elektricität und des Lichtes, 1.Theil, 1908, 139 pp. (2nd edition), VI. Vorlesungen über Maxwells Theorie der Elektricität und des Lichtes, 2.Theil, 1908, 166 pp. (first edition). All vols. 8vo (213x138 mm), with half titles, contemporary white cloth, top edges gilt, very minor spotting throughout. ----FIRST EDITION of part 2 and second edition of part 1 of "Vorlesungen über Gastheorie", Boltzmann's 'masterpiece of theoretical physics... This work can rightly be considered the peak of development achieved in the modern kinetic theory of gases' (Stanitz). Near Fine.

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        Untitled portrait of a woman.

      Henry Graves & Co. Ltd. London. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jabez Nutyard - Workman and Dreamer. A Novel.

      First Edition. London, Jarrold & Sons. no date (c. 1898). Octavo. 274 pages. Original, blindstamped Hardcover (dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Near Fine, really excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name, place and year of preowner on the endpaper. Very Rare. Scarce in this condition. Includes for example the following chapters: Jabez Nutyard is in one of his moods / Oakfield Chace and Clare Downtown / A Poor Waif comes to Oakfield Chace / Clare Downtown invites Jabez Nutyard and his daughter to Oakfield Chace / The Firm of Mr. Noel Downtown and its History / The Iron - Works on the Bank of the Thames and the honoruable Angs Macilvaine / The Threatened Strike takes place / Mr. Downtown is summoned to London by his nephew /

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        Exceptional photograph signed in her family name "Missy" and dated (1875-1938, Princess of Great Britain, daughter of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, 1843-1900, and Queen of Ferdinand I of Romania)

      1898 - showing her full length, standing next to an elaborately carved oak settle, wearing a lacy dress with a long string of pearls and carrying a handbag, 9½" x 5" in mount 14" x 8½", no place, slight chips on top edges of mount not affecting the image Princess Marie of Edinburgh at birth was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. She was christened Marie Alexandra Victoria, after her mother and grandmothers, but she was informally known as "Missy". Her early years were spent in Kent, Malta and Coburg. After refusing a proposal from her cousin, the future King George V, she was chosen as the future wife of Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania, the heir apparent of King Carol I, in 1892. Marie was Crown Princess between 1893 and 1914, and became immediately popular with the Romanian people. Marie had controlled her weak-willed husband even before his ascension in 1914, prompting a Canadian newspaper to state that "few royal consorts have wielded greater influence than did Queen Marie during the reign of her husband". Her husband Ferdinand was seriously ill in 1896 and the couple missed the Diamond Jubilee. They spent the winter of 1897/1898 with the Russian Imperial family on the French Riviera, where Marie often rode horses, in spite of the cold. Around this time, she met Lieutenant Gheorghe Cantacuzène, a member, albeit through an illegitimate branch, of an ancient Romanian princely family and a descendant of Prince erban Cantacuzino. Although not very good looking, Cantacuzène stood out using his sense of humour and fashion, as well as his talent in horse-riding. The two soon became romantically involved, but their affair was terminated after it became known by the public. As much as she condemned Marie's behaviour, her mother allowed her to come to Coburg when, in 1897, she apparently became pregnant. Historian Julia Gelardi believes that Marie gave birth to a child at Coburg; the child may either have been stillborn or sent to an orphanage immediately following its birth. There was speculation on whether Marie's second daughter, "Mignon", was Cantacuzène's daughter, and not Ferdinand's.

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        The Golliwogg At The Sea-Side. Pictured by Florence Upton.

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. FIRST EDITION with 'Copyright 1898'. Oblong Quarto, pp. 63, illustrated in colour. Publisher's linen backed pictorial glazed boards. Neat ownership to flyleaf (dated '1898'). Corners worn; wear to extremities. Bright covers. Near fine.

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        Photographs, Correspondence, and Ephemera Archive of Elmer A. Sperry and family, one of America's foremost inventors, rival of Thomas Edison, inventor of the Gyrocompass, his son Laurence B. Sperry, aviation pioneer, first to demonstrate ""automatic pilot,"" and son-in-law Sperry Company executive Robert B. Lea, 1898-1966

      No Binding. Very Good. 65 letters, 215 pp. (manuscript & typed), plus over 1,000 photographs, manuscript history & biography, and approximately 50 pieces of paper and manuscript ephemera, dated 1898-1966. Correspondence includes letters of aviation pioneer Laurence B. Sperry, his father inventor Elmer A. Sperry, other children of Elmer A. Sperry (Elmer, Jr. and Helen Sperry), as well as letters written to and from Robert B. Lea, vice-president of the Sperry Gyroscope Company, son-in-law of Elmer A. Sperry, plus others. Manuscripts include typed biography and family history of Elmer A. Sperry, as well as the history of some of Sperry's companies from his years in Chicago and Cleveland. Photographs are mostly family photos, but also include a number of photos of Sperry's inventions, demonstrations of these inventions, early aircraft, etc. Elmer A. Sperry (1860-1930) Elmer Ambrose Sperry, engineer, inventor an entrepreneur, was born in Cortland, New York, October 12, 1860, son of Stephen Decatur and Mary (Borst) Sperry, and a descendant of Richard Sperry, who, in 1666, secreted and maintained in the Judges Cave at New Haven Colony three of the judges who had condemned Charles I to death. He was educated in the State Normal School in Cortland and then attended Cornell University for one term, from 1879 to 1880. At Cornell he developed an interest in electrical engineering and began working with a group of industrialists from Syracuse, New York, in order to construct an arc lighting system. By 1882 Sperry was already recognized as one of America's electrical pioneers. In 1883 Sperry moved to Chicago where he established the Electric Light, Motor, and Car Brake Company. He found that he could not compete with the more established Edison and Brush Electric companies, so he began experimenting with electric coal-mining equipment. In l886 he founded the Sperry Electric Mining Machine Company. During these years Sperry also developed an electric street car. After selling his patents to General Electric, he went to work for the company as a consultant. Sperry also drove the first American-built automobile through the streets of Paris in 1896. In 1907 Sperry began to experiment with the gyroscope. He is best known for his utilization of the gyroscope for the stabilization of ships, airplanes and aerial torpedoes. He also invented the gyro compass, which eliminated the variations due to the earth's magnetism. Three years later, he founded the Sperry Gyroscope Company in Brooklyn, in order to develop, manufacture, and market marine gyro-stabilizing devices. Working closely with the Navy, he developed the gyrocompass, ship stabilizer, and high intensity search-light. Next he invented ""metal mike,"" the automatic steersman, which keeps a ship on a set course. Next he used it to stabilize ships and to keep them on an even keel in all kinds of weather. Later, he applied the gyroscope to airplanes, with devices to give fliers artificial horizons, enabling them to fly ""blind"" in dense fogs. In addition, he invented new systems of street lighting, new machinery for mining, electric devices for trolley cars, an electric automobile, a lighting system for motion picture projection, an electric arc light, a high-power searchlight and electrochemical processes. Prior to 1910 there were already six industrial corporations founded to manufacture Sperry's inventions, doing then an aggregate annual business of over $5,000,000. During the First World War, the Sperry Gyroscope Company became a major defense contractor, and Elmer sat on the Naval Consulting Board. After the war, Sperry Gyroscope moved into aeronautics as it developed airplane stabilizers, gyro-stabilized bombsights, and the aerial torpedo. In January, 1929, he sold the Sperry Gyroscope Company, of which he was president, to the North American Aviation Company, and soon after started building up the Sperry Development Company, Inc., and also the Sperr

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

      London, Heinemann 1898. First edition. 8vo. Pp259 + 16pp ads catalogue dated 1897. Publisher's gilt-decorated grey cloth, edges untrimmed. Minor rubbing to the extremities, toning to spine panel, some bumping and softening of spine ends. A solid. clean copy.

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        Association Football

      Blackwood, Edinburgh 1898 - Early instructional book on soccer by the Preston, Derbys and England footballer and perhaps the first to be written by a prominent player. Original pictorial boards, a little rubbed and soiled with corner crease. Prelims a little spotted. Generally a good copy of an early football rarity. Seddon A15 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Two Magics

      London: William Heinemann,, 1898. The Turn of the Screw. Covering End. Octavo. Original turquoise cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, floral design to front cover, publisher's device to rear cover, stamped in blind, edges untrimmed. Toned spine gently rolled, bumps and slight rubbing to ends, offsetting to endpapers, a very good copy. First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies of the colonial issue that were transferred to the domestic market, in the second state binding with nine tulip buds to the front cover. Lytton Strachey's copy, with his signature to the front free endpaper and bookplate to front pastewdown. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language.

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