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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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        L'oeuvre de Gaspard André. Introduction par Edouard Aynard.

      Lyon, Storck, 1898. ____ Somptueuse et monumentale publication de l'oeuvre de l'architecte lyonnais (1840-1896) Gaspard André. Il est l'auteur de l'Hôtel de Ville de Neuilly sur Seine, de plusieurs constructions à Lyon, dont la Fontaine des Jacobins et le théâtre des Célestins, et de nombreux projets. Imprimé sur beau papier fort et illustré d'un portrait et de 100 planches hors-texte. *****. In-folio. [450 x 320 mm] Collation : portrait, (4), XX, 188 pp., 100 planches h.-t. Demi-maroquin vert, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Vocabulaire Français-Annamite [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane à coins noire, Imprimerie de la Mission à Tan-Dinh, Saïgon, 1898, 2 ff. (titre et préface), 451 pp. Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du "Vocabulaire Français-Annamite" du Père Jean-François-Marie Génibrel (1851-1914). Etat très satisfaisant (très petits mq. aux deux premiers ff., rel. lég. frottée). "Voici un "Vocabulaire Français-annamite" pour faire pendant au Vocabulaire Annamite-français publié depuis quelque temps déjà, destiné aux Elèves des Ecoles, et très commode pour les Européens qui veulent vite apprendre les mots les plus usuels de la langue annamite. Nous nous sommes spécialement appliqué à donner la traduction annamite des divers sens ou acceptions des mots français, autant que le cadre restreint de ce travail le comporte. Les Elèves des Ecoles le trouveront d'un grand secours pour l'étude du français. Plus tard, si le temps nous le permet, nous tâcherons de le développer pour en faire un Dictionnaire français-annamite assez complet". Non répertorié par Cordier. Français

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Ethel Howard (of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, 1860-1932, Duchess, sister of Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of Friedrich Ferdinand, 1855-1934, from 1885 .Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl cksburg)

      1898 - (later Mrs. H.A. Bell, English Governess, December 1895 - June 1898, to the sons of Wilhelm II) saying that she is "afraid I shall not see you . before I leave & therefore send a line to say goodbye & beg you to accept my children's photograph. I shall always think with gratitude of your kindness .", 2 sides 8vo., with original autograph envelope, Berlin Schloss paper headed with a gilt crown, together with the cabinet photograph by Selle & Kuntze, Potsdam, that she refers to, showing her children, the Prince and Princess of SHS-Glücksburg, FRIEDRICH (1891-1965, from 1934 Duke) & ADELHEID (1885-1970, wife, 1905, of Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha), identified in their mother's hand, 6½" x 4¼", Potsdam, circa Miss Howard was greatly loved by the Empress, her ladies and the boys, but despite her enjoyment of the work the constant strain of royal protocol, extra duty and no holidays took its toll and she left after two and a half years in their service. The Empress, her ladies and the boys kept in touch for several years. See Miss Howard's 'Potsdam Princes' (London and New York, 1916). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'artiste au milieu de ses oeuvres

      - CALDER Alexandre (1898-1976), sculpteur. L'artiste au milieu de ses œuvres. Tirage argentique d'époque. Sans doute en 1970, date de sa rétrospective au Whitney Museum of American Art (New York). Étiquette et tampon Keystone au dos. H 23,7 x L 18,1 cm.

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

      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

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        Farthest North." 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.

      London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1898 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, front covers elaborately blocked in gilt, silver, and red, edges speckled red. 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. Frontispiece to each volume and 100 full-page plates, numerous smaller illustrations within the text, colour folding map at rear of volume I. 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. PMM 384 (for the Norwegian edition).

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        Superb group photo signed by the Duke and Duchess of York and dated by the Duke (1865-1936, King of Great Britain), his Queen MARY (of Teck, 1867-1953)

      1898 - showing an informal gathering of the Royal Family in the garden at Osborne in 1898, signed "George 1899", and "Victoria Mary", Queen Victoria is seated in the centre at a table and the others are gathered seated and standing around her including the Battenbergs and the Connaughts, image10" x 6" in fine gilt frame 16" x 11", Osborne, 3rd September From left to right the picture shows Prince Leopold of Battenberg, 1889-1922, fought for the Allies during World War I and survived despite being a haemophilliac) Princess Marie Louise (1872-1957, Princess, Daughter of Princess Helena of Schleswig Holstein, Grand-daughter of Queen Victoria) holding Prince Edward of York, (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor) Princess Victoria Mary, Duchess of York (of Teck, 1867-1953, Queen of George V) holding Princess Mary (Countess of Harewood, 1897-1965, Princess Royal, Daughter of George V). Behind her is Princess Margaret of Connaught, (1882-1920, Princess of Connaught, 'Daisy', Crown Princess of Sweden) Prince George, Duke of York (1865-1936, King of Great Britain) holding Prince Albert of York (later George VI, 1895-1952, King of Great Britain). In front sitting on the grass is Prince Alexander of Batternberg, ('Drino', 1886-1960, Marquess of Carisbrooke, 1917), H. M. Queen Victoria (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain) is sitting in the very centre at the table, Prince Arthur of Connaught & Strathearn (Duke of Connaught, 1883-1938, Grandson of Queen Victoria, Governor General of South Africa stands behind her, Princess Ena, (Victoria Eugenie, 1887-1969, Granddaughter of Queen Victoria, daughter of Princess Beatrice of Battenberg & Prince Henry, Wife (1906) of Alfonso XIII of Spain) Princess Helena (Augusta Victoria, 1846-1923, wife, 1866, of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, Princess, 3rd Daughter of Queen Victoria, founder of the Princess Christian Nursing Home) and Prince Maurice of Battenberg (1891-1914, killed during the retreat from Mons). Queen Victoria liked to celebrate her grandchildren's birthday during the family visit to Osborne and this picture was probably taken at an early celebration of Maurice of BATTENBERG's birthday which was the 3rd October. He was born in 1891 and died at Sonneneck during the retreat from Mons in 1914. The Duke probably signed it the following year at the request of one of the people who were present. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Superbe Orénoque

      - Hetzel, Paris 1898, 18,5x28cm, relié. - Edizione originale di George Roux illustrato disegni. editor di cartone globo d'oro, o detto, la mappa del mondo. Piastra Blancheland firmato, collegati da Souze. Torna al faro. Engel tipo flat secondo "h", secondo JAUZAC. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 73 dessins de George Roux. Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré, ou dit, à la mappemonde. Plaque signée Blancheland, reliée par Souze. Dos au phare. Second plat de type Engel "h" selon Jauzac.  Plaque un peu frotté présentant quelques manques, coiffes très légèrement frottées et gardes bleues d'origines insolées en marges comme habituellement. Rousseurs principalement sur les premiers et derniers feuillets.

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        A Man from the North. FIRST EDITION.

      John Lane: The Bodley Head. 1898 Half title, 12pp cata. (1897). Endpapers neatly replaced. Orig. red cloth, blocked and lettered in white; sl. rubbing & marking.Bennett's first novel, the author as 'E.A. Bennett'. Semi-autobiographical, the aspiring novelist from the north arrives in London.

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        Oeuvres. Poésies - Les Illuminations - Autres illuminations - Une saison en enfer

      First edition of some parts, falsely stated the sixth. With a frontispiece portrait of Arthur Rimbaud by Henri Fantin-Latour.Three tiny tears without lack to head and foot of spine, a good copy. Mercure de France Paris 1898 12x19cm broché

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        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.

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        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.

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        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

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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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        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.

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        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.

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        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

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        Une Annee De Meditations, Vol. II (French)

      Delhomme et Brioguet, Paris, France 1898 - French Language Text. Catholic library stamps on first blank page following fep. Stamps on first title page and main title page. No other marking or writing noted in book. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Boards are straight with minor edge rub. Text block and gutters are firm. Rebound? No title on spine or front cover board. 710 pages. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 710 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        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.

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        The War of the Worlds

      Heinemann,, London 1898 - The War of the Worlds by H G Wells: first edition, first impression. 1898 Heinemann Ltd, London. A lovely copy of the first edition, first impression state of this classic novel, The War of the Worlds. The book includes the sixteen page list of advertisements dated 1897 and headed by New Letters of Napoleon I. Original grey cloth with black lettering imprinted on the cover and spine. A publisher's monogram is on the rear cover. The upper cloth covers are clean. The rear cover has a stain on the top edge and also near the monogram plus a splattering of white marks on the lower edge. The spine is darkened with bumped edges. The corners are lightly bumped. Light shelfwear. The contents are very lightly toned with light spotting on some pages. The bindings are tight with light splitting on page 96, 257 and 0.5 cm tear on the page edge of p257. Light fold on dedication page. 8vo 303 printed pages with 16 pages of catalog of advertisements at the end of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        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.

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        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).

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        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

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        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.

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        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.

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        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]

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        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.

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        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

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        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.

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        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]

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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]
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