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        Cyrano de Bergerac

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

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        Isabella Or The Pot of Basil.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Cyrano de Bergerac [Presentation Copy]

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

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        Lettres à Requien. - Lettres inédites à Sutton Sharpe

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

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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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        L'amour en visites

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

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

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

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        A Legend of Camelot, Pictures and Poems by George de Maurier

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1898 - Oblong folio. 95pp. Deep green cloth spine blocked in orange and gilt with the title and a representastion of excalibur; green paper bpards also blocked in orange and gilt. All edged gilt. Illustrated. Trace of sunning to the board papers else this is afine copy. 'The Legend of Camelot' is followed by a dozen other verses, all illustrated. This is the first book edition. The contents were previously published in the pages of 'Punch', excewpt one poem, which was previouslyt printed in a privately circulated journal. Housed in the publisher box which has had some strengthening of the corners, else is in good condition with minimAL RUBBING AND SUNNING. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La cathédrale

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

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

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

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        A Master of Mysteries

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

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

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

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        Jane Avril

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

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

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

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        Ames d'automne

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

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

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

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        Colonel Thorndyke's Secret

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

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        The Decoration of Houses

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

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        Five Years in Siam from 1891 to 1896.

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

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

      Mercure de France. 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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        The Hawaiian Islands. Paradise of the Pacific [and two other titles].

      Chicago: Belford, Middlebrook & Co. 1898. Large oblong quarto, photogravure plates throughout, fine in the publisher's gilt lettered red cloth. Wonderful historical album of Hawaiian views published on the year of annexation with the United States, with 79 photogravure plates including photographs of the Royal family and their residences. The royal photographs include formal portraits of Kalakaua I and Queen Liliuokalani, and also include a full-page plate of the deceased King Kalakaua lying in state in the throne room. Of special interest are three plates of Queen Liliuokalani at a traditional feast with her companions. The Queen's household guard is also illustrated.Other Hawaiian subjects include the Kamehameha school for boys and the Bishop school, Honolulu harbour and township, the Pali mountains, Royal palaces (and the Kings residence at Waikiki), beach scenes with bathers and canoes, US marines on guard, Honolulu prison (including a view of the yard with convicts eating poi). Captain Cooks monument, with detail of the surrounding landscape, is one of the plates included in this book.This book comprises three titles, The American Navy, Cuba and the Wrecked Maine and The Hawaiian Islands. Paradise of the Pacific. All three are here issued as a single volume by Chicago publisher Belford, Middlebrook and Company. Touch of localised adhesion affects two of the Hawaiian plates.

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        Le Superbe Orénoque

      Hetzel. first edition of George Roux illustrated drawings.Cardboard editor golden globe, or said, the world map. signed Blancheland plate, connected by Souze. Back to the lighthouse. Engel type flat second "h" according JAUZAC. Hetzel Paris 1898 18,5x28cm relié

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        Jérusalem

      Calmann-Lévy. First edition, one of 75 numbered copies on Hollande.A very good copy with edges preserved. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1898 13x19cm broché

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        Isabella Or The Pot of Basil.

      Pages not numbered (56pp). Bevelled cloth boards, the upper cover blind stamped with decorative design. Gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Top edge of pages gilt, other edges untrimmed.

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        Éloge de la dynamite. Aux Rèvolutionnaires russes.

      - Milano, in «1898», numero unico edito da La Seminagine Laica, [1908]. 210x305 mm, un fascicolo di pp. 18 numerate compreso il piatto anteriore (testo e immagini b.n. n.t.), bella brossura illustrata a due colori (calco in rosso di una mano e data 1898 tracciata come con un dito tinto di rosso). Numero unico a cura del gruppo socialista "La Seminagione Laica", diretto da Comunardo Braccialarghe alias Folco Testena. Commemora la rivolta milanese del maggio 1898 a Milano, repressa nel sangue dal generale Bava Beccaris: «Quando la 'Seminagione Laica' pensò a commemorare i morti delle repressioni novantottesche [.] una sola mèta si prefisse di raggiungere: quella di dare al pubblico un breve e sintetico indice delle correnti di pensiero che solcano oggi il nostro cielo politico". Di grande interesse. Raccoglie scritti di A. Murri, I. Cappa, E. Ferrari, G. Verderami, A. Cipriani, G. Ferrero, G.P. Lucini, C. Bacci Fontebaccio, G. Podrecca, S. Merlino, E. Re, E. Leone, S. Fasulo, V. Gottardi, C. Lazzari, L. Bissolati, G. Allevi, U. Ugoini, E. Ciacchi, E. Reina, G. Ciraolo, Ricciotti Garibaldi e F. Testena. Agli scritti originali si accompagnano estratti - opportunamente ?risemantizzati? - ed è pure il caso della canzone marinettiana, il cui percorso è stato ricostruito da Berghaus, Futurism and politics, p. 41 nota 32: «It is interesting to note that [Destruction's] Canto XIII (Invocation . contre les villes) was renamed Eloge de la dynamite, when it appeared in Poesia II, 6-8 (July-Sept. 1906), and Aux révolutionnaires russes, when it was printed in La vita letteraria, vol. 3, no. 2 (16 January 1906). The "Russian revolutionairies" are, of course the anarchists, for whom he continued to have the greatest admiration». Molto bello il disegno che intesta la canzone, a mo' di rebus con una 'E' che incornicia il mezzo busto di Marinetti, e dal cui bastone superiore scende un cappio che va a scrivere "Prina"; commento: "Un educatore del popolo" (Prina è molto probabilmente Giuseppe Prina, linciato a ombrellate in piazza della Scala da una folla di cittadini il 20 aprile 1814, e da cui viene il detto "l'ha faa la finn del Prina"; fine cantata anche dal "Sogn' o 'Prineide'" di T. Grossi). Esemplare con restauri conservativi, mancanze integrate alla brossura (senza perdite significative), internamente buono. Molto raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gedichte und Sprüche.

      Leipzig, Naumann, 1898. Small 8vo. Original pinted full cloth with title, author and ornamentation in brownish red to front board. Minor soiling to extremities. A bit of browning to first and least leaves. The rare first edition of Nietzsche's poems and maxims, the first complete collection of his poetry, which furthermore constitutes the first appearance of all nine, properly corrected, "Dionysian Dithyrambs" in one volume.This one of 1.000 copies printed of the first run, without "Second Edition" on the title-page, as the other 1.000 copies of the first edition had. According to Elizabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Nietzsche's sister who has assembled the present collection "[t]his collection of poems and maxims shows the entire poetic development of my brother over a period of 30 years. It begins at a time when the earliest stuttering poetical expression has been overcome and ends with the highest rising of the poetic spirit, who in order to find words can now only speak in dithyrambs." (own translation, from the Introduction, p. [XIII]). Numerous of the poems have never been printed before, and many are printed from the original manuscripts, which Elizabeth had in her possession.Though Nietzsche is primarily understood and remembered as one of the greatest philosophers of all times, his poems occupy a central place in his literary production and many of them (e.g. the Dithyrambs) are intimately linked with the philosophy, for which he is so famous today. Furthermore, the present volume underlines the popular modern view of Nietzsche as the not only philosophical, but also literary and artistic genious. Although 1.000 copies appeared, the first edition of the work is difficult to find and is rarely seen for sale.

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        Moonfleet.

      London: Edward Arnold, 1898 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, crest to front board in silver and black. Spine a little darkened, light rubbing to extremities, endpapers faintly spotted, otherwise internally fresh, rear hinge superficially cracked but still a sound copy, very good condition. November 1898 advertisements at the rear. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed to publisher Reginald J. Smith on the front free endpaper, "Reginald J. Smith, from the author, 1st December 1898". Smith was editor of The Cornhill magazine (in which Falkner subsequently published a story) and head of Smith Elder publishing house from 1894. This copy bears several pencilled marginal corrections in the hand of Falkner, whose attention to detail was legendary. It has the later bookplate of G & N Ingleton, and was number 11237 in the prestigious Ingleton Library Catalogue. Ingleton Library Catalogue vol 5, Swain's Bookshop 1977. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Admiral Duncan.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1898. Large octavo. Original quarter vellum, gilt lettered spine, grey-blue paper boards, untrimmed. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Admiral Duncan, 2 further photogravure portraits (one with torn tissue guard), plan of the action off Camperdown. Spine rolled, toned and repaired at head, signs of handling to binding but a sound, clean and crisp copy. First and limited edition, one of 100 large paper copies "for private circulation". With two interesting autograph letters signed from the author to a Colonel Noel, one presenting this copy and the other concerning his assistance with the preparation of the book: the earlier (dated 18 March 1896 and signed "Camperdown") to "Dear Colonel Noel": "I am very much obliged to you for sending me Lady Mary Duncan's letter [aunt to Admiral Duncan] - Lady M. was very much attached to Admiral Duncan, and always was of opinion that not half enough had been thought of his victory & of him - I must however admit that I do not quite agree with her; for the Nation gave him £3000 a year, wh[ich] was continued to his two next successors!", discussing briefly Duncan's famous victory ("no doubt it was well fought; and in shoal water"), inviting Noel to visit him ("if you ever find yourself in the East of Scotland in the autumn"), and closing by saying that "It is very satisfactory to think that 100 years later our naval supremacy is much more assured than it was then" - Camperdown reproduces Lady Mary's "spirited and characteristic" letter at pages 261-63. The second ALS is a brief note (dated 7 April 1898 and signed "Camperdown") to "Dear Mr Noel": "Messrs Longmans tell me that as I desired, they have forwarded to you a copy of my Private Edition of Admiral Duncan, wh[ich] I hope you will accept - I cannot sufficiently thank you for your kind assistance"; Noel may have been a descendant of Diana Noel, daughter of Sir Charles Middleton (1726-1813), first Baron Barham, admiral of the Red - "in October 1795 it was proposed that Duncan take Sir Charles Middleton's place at the Admiralty but [Lord] Spencer declared the admiral could not be spared from the North Sea" (ODNB). Together with another ALS from E. A. Derby (Bishop Suffragan and Rural Dean of Derby) concerning Noel's illness and inability to attend a Trinity College function (dated 6 July 1895). After more than a century this remains the standard biography of one of the great British naval heroes: "Duncan's reputation for coolness, courage, and daring was well deserved... His care for his seamen earned their gratitude and affection, his courage and endurance their respect. One sailor wrote of him after Camperdown 'They can't make too much of him. He is heart of oak'" (ODNB).

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        Der Modelleur.

      - Zeitschrift dür dekorative Bildhauerkunst. Jährlich 120 Lichtdrucktafeln. Jg. I (1898/1899) - Jg. V. (1903/1904) Berlin, Kanter & Mohr, 1898-1904. 4°. Jeweils mit Titelblatt und zus. 695 von 720 Lichtdrucktafeln in 6 illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenmappen mit Schließbändern. Überaus reichhaltige Sammlung aller Arten von figurativem und ornamentiven Schmuck am Bau, innen wie außen, beginnend im ausgehenden Historismus, doch überwiegend im Jugendstil. - Vorhanden: Jg. I, 120 Tafeln kpl.; Jg. II, 120 Tafeln kpl.; Jg III, 117 Tafeln, es fehlen Taf. 67, 101, 120; Jg. IV, 110 Tafeln, es fehlen Taf. 1, 11, 14, 19, 32, 52-54, 116, 119; Jg. V, 116 Tafeln, es fehlen Taf. 2, 46, 91, 108; Jg. VI, 112 Tafeln, es fehlen Taf. 1-2, 18, 46, 72, 77, 83, 113. - Einige wenige Tafeln etwas fleckig und teils mit minimalen Randläsuren, die Mappen leicht angestaubt. - Sehr selten in diesem Umfang und dieser Vollständigkeit.

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        Admiral Duncan.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898 - Large octavo. Original quarter vellum, gilt lettered spine, grey-blue paper boards, untrimmed. Spine rolled, toned and repaired at head, signs of handling to binding but a sound, clean and crisp copy. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Admiral Duncan, 2 further photogravure portraits (one with torn tissue guard), plan of the action off Camperdown. First and limited edition, one of 100 large paper copies "for private circulation". With two interesting autograph letters signed from the author to a Colonel Noel, one presenting this copy and the other concerning his assistance with the preparation of the book: the earlier (dated 18 March 1896 and signed "Camperdown") to "Dear Colonel Noel": "I am very much obliged to you for sending me Lady Mary Duncan's letter [aunt to Admiral Duncan] - Lady M. was very much attached to Admiral Duncan, and always was of opinion that not half enough had been thought of his victory & of him - I must however admit that I do not quite agree with her; for the Nation gave him £3000 a year, wh[ich] was continued to his two next successors!", discussing briefly Duncan's famous victory ("no doubt it was well fought; and in shoal water"), inviting Noel to visit him ("if you ever find yourself in the East of Scotland in the autumn"), and closing by saying that "It is very satisfactory to think that 100 years later our naval supremacy is much more assured than it was then" - Camperdown reproduces Lady Mary's "spirited and characteristic" letter at pages 261-63. The second ALS is a brief note (dated 7 April 1898 and signed "Camperdown") to "Dear Mr Noel": "Messrs Longmans tell me that as I desired, they have forwarded to you a copy of my Private Edition of Admiral Duncan, wh[ich] I hope you will accept - I cannot sufficiently thank you for your kind assistance"; Noel may have been a descendant of Diana Noel, daughter of Sir Charles Middleton (1726-1813), first Baron Barham, admiral of the Red - "in October 1795 it was proposed that Duncan take Sir Charles Middleton's place at the Admiralty but [Lord] Spencer declared the admiral could not be spared from the North Sea" (ODNB). Together with another ALS from E. A. Derby (Bishop Suffragan and Rural Dean of Derby) concerning Noel's illness and inability to attend a Trinity College function (dated 6 July 1895). After more than a century this remains the standard biography of one of the great British naval heroes: "Duncan's reputation for coolness, courage, and daring was well deserved. His care for his seamen earned their gratitude and affection, his courage and endurance their respect. One sailor wrote of him after Camperdown 'They can't make too much of him. He is heart of oak'" (ODNB). NMM, Biography, 522. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Photograph]: Sacramento Camera Club 1898

      Sepia-toned albumen photograph. Measuring 9" x 7.5" on slightly larger card leaf apparently removed from an album. Slight sunning at the edges, some light staining on the mount, not affecting the image, otherwise near fine. Labeled in ink on the mount: "Sacramento Camera Club 1898." Image of nearly 50 California shutterbugs, about half of them women, posing with cameras, many of those on tripods. On the verso of the mount is a photo of similar size and condition of a railroad locomotive in snow labeled: "Flat Wheels Blue Canyon. Jan. 1897." Some contemporary newspaper accounts seem to indicate that the Club came into existence in 1895, and exchanged images for exhibition with other clubs throughout the country. The photo of the Club is a very nice, large and relatively early image of amateur photographers. .

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        In the Far East. Suite.

      Tokyo 1898 - In-4 oblong de 1 planche de titre et 21 planches, cousu à la japonaise, couverture imprimée en violine. A partir de 1895, les albums satiriques de Georges Bigot se sont surtout attaqués au jeu de la Grande Bretagne en Chine et au Japon. Après avoir été séduit par l' Allemagne, le Japon en effet, ne jure plus désormais que par l'Angleterre. Bigot (1860-1927) arrive au Japon en 1882 et s?adapte très vite au mode de vie japonais ; il obtient assez rapidement un poste de professeur de dessin occidental, à l?école de l?armée de terre, avant d?enseigner le français. Vivant de l?intérieur l?occidentalisation très rapide du Japon au début de l?ère Meiji (1868-1912), il observe cette société bouillonnante et en publie caricatures et périodiques satiriques. Cette ère nouvelle, a transformé le Japon, jusque-là régi par un régime féodal, l'a ouvert aux étrangers et introduit de grands changements. Bigot refusa la vision idéalisée d'un Japon, en marche vers le modernisme, se heurtant au gouvernement japonais de plus en plus nationaliste, qui le contraindra à partir en 1899, quelques semaines avant la suppression des concessions étrangères. Ses publication sont finalement interdit à la vente dès 1900, tandis qu'en France elle l'ont tout simplement fait oublier. Les nombreux albums de caricatures et les différents périodiques qu'il laisse derrière lui vaudront bien des années plus tard d'être reconnu comme le ? caricaturiste de l'ère Meiji". Il est considéré par la jeune génération de dessinateur de Manga, comme le père de ce genre. (Héléne Conevin, De la gravure à la caricature : le Japon de Meiji vu par G. Bigot, 1990).

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        Collection of 18 photographs of New Zealand and Tasmania].[New Zealand, ca. 1890]. Including 13 Maori portraits, 4 albumen prints of Hobart and locality, a loose albumen print of the North Shore Native and Aquatic Regatta at Auckland in 1898.

      - Collection of photographs, mainly albumen prints, showing 13 Maori portraits in full feather dress and 5 views of New Zealand and Tasmania. Included are i.a.:- Native girl. (Full-length portrait of a standing Maori girl).- (Photograph of a pinned down photo with a portrait of a standing Maori girl).- Chieftains of Hono Hono, Kinikaiahi (A half-length portrait of a standing Maori in front of wood-carved statue and a half-length portrait of a standing Maori with carved fan). - (2 full-length portraits of Maori couples).- Native boy. (Portrait of a Maori boy with feather in hair).- A Maori beauty. (Portrait of a Maori girl with large neck-lace & pendant). In good condition.

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        4. Klavier - Sonate, Op. 38. Mit Druckwidmung für Alice Herz-Sommer.

      Gr.-4. Tit., 19 S., obrosch. Viktor Ullmann (geb. 1. Januar 1898 in Teschen (Cieszyn), Österreich-Ungarn ermordet 18. Oktober 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau). Ullmann lebte von 1933 bis zu seiner Deportation nach Theresienstadt (8. September 1942) in Prag. Hier schuf er den größten Teil seiner erhaltenen Werke, 15 von ihnen erschienen ?im Eigenverlage? in den Jahren 1939 ? 1942.

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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

      - 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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        Original preliminary drawing for Ingoldsby Legends. "The Kitchen."

      London, 1898 - Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame with UV protective glass. Pencil with pink wash on card. Sheet size: 19.5 × 25.6 cm. A similar but less complete drawing of this kitchen was used as the background for a woman striking her drunken husband over the head with a stool to accompany "The Ghost" on page 73 of "Ingoldsby Legends".

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        Report of the Expedition to Hudson Bay and Cumberland Gulf in the Steamship "Diana" - under the Command of William Wakeham, Marine and Fisheries of Canada in the Year of 1897

      Ottawa, Ontario, Can: S. E. Dawson. Very Good. 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Book has been rebound in blue boards with title gilt on spine. Binding is tight. Light wear and toning to last few leaves of text block. Front pastedown and first endpaper have previous owner's bookplates. Frontispiece has booktape on left corner but does not affect content. Title page has pen marginalia but does not affect content. Otherwise interior is clean. There are four tipped in fold-out maps after last numbered leaf. There are three smaller maps, all are in very good condition with no tears or soiling. The last map is larger and has a 2" tear where it has been tipped in. All maps are black, white and red. These maps track the course of the "Diana" on her journey through the Hudson Bay. Also included are 27 b&w plates and a frontispiece. This book is the journal of William Wakeham, assigned by the Canadian government to gather information on the state of navigation through the Hudson Strait and assert Canadian sovereignty over Baffin Island and the Arctic Archepeligo. He includes in his journal accounts of daily activities and important events, previous voyages in that region, fishing capabilities, and his personal conclusions on navigation through the Strait. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 83 pp .

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        Schriften Atlas. Eine sammlung der wichtigsten schreib- und druckschriften aus alter und neuer zeit, nebst initialen, monogrammen, wappen, landesfarben und heraldischen motiven, fur die praktischen zwecke des kunstgewerbes.

      - Stuttgart, Hoffmann 1898. Folio publisher's ornate gilt decorated cloth; [6]pp and 160 plates numbered to 123 plus bis, many in colour and several thoroughly chromolithographed and slathered with gold. An excellent, bright copy. Third edition, and best edition I believe, of this handsome and most useful encyclopaedia of the alphabet - written, drawn, painted and printed. It ranges from writing books of the early masters, through medieval and renaissance illuminated initials and a plenitude of typefaces to modern sign writing. The typefaces are all identified by foundry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS: A Tale of the Sea.

      London:: Heinemann,. 1898.. First UK edition of his third book. A novella written in 1896 partly based on his experiences of a voyage from Bombay to London. This edition preceded in 1897 by the U.S. edition published under the title, CHILDREN OF THE SEA. (To muddy things up a bit: Heinemann issued 8 copies for copyright prior to release of the U.S. edition, but the actual publication of this UK edition came after that of the U.S.) The novella was serialized in London in The New Review under the title "The Nigger of the ?Narcissus?; a Tale of the Forecastle" from August 1897 to December 1897. Dodd, Mead changed the title to CHILDREN OF THE SEA for U.S. publication, reportedly not because they deemed the word "nigger" offensive, but because they feared a book about a black man would not sell. However, the novella was serialized across the U.S. in periodicals 9 times in 1897 under its original name. (The word remains offensive, still it?s nice to know a story about a black man was apparently well-received.) Conrad?s preface, considered one of his most significant pieces of non-fiction writing, begins with his oft-quoted line, "A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line." Issued in three bindings, this one being the third, with a 32-page catalog bound in at end headed by Harold Frederick?s ILLUMINATION. There were only 1,519 copies in total. Spine a little darkened, spine ends and corners showing some wear, and the cheap-paper endpapers show a little offset from the binding and two small chips to front edge. Still a solid, tight, copy that is otherwise very good. .

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        Pausanias's Description of Greece

      Macmillan and Company, Ltd. 1898 - First Frazer editions, first impressions. Complete in six volumes. All plates, diagrams, and maps present. Vol. I: xcvi, 616pp, (2); II: viii, 582; III: [x], 652; IV: viii, 447; V: [viii], 638; VI: 199 with 10 colored and folded maps bound in rear. Original dark green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine. Light rubbing to cloth. Light stain to spine of first volume. Wear spot to top of back board of Vol. III. Front inner paper hinge of Vol. V starting but binding intact. An excellent set of The Golden Bough author Frazer's translation of the 2nd century AD Greek traveler and geographer Pausanias' work. Includes many beautiful color fold-out maps, plates, and illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Unveröffentlichte Kreidezeichnung "Portrait Golo Mann", von Kurt Harald Isenstein und Golo Mann signiert, um 1960

      Blatt Blattgröße: ca. 24,5 x 22 cm, Bild: ca. 16 x 15,5 cm.- Originalzeichnung, von Golo Mann und vom Künstler voll signiert. Isenstein (1898 Hannover - Kopenhagen 1980). Golo Mann (1909 München - 1994 Leverkusen), Historiker und Schriftsteller, Sohn von Thomas Mann.- Selten.- Knicksicherer Versand.- Soweit ich überblicke, unveröffentlichtes und bislang unbekanntes Portrait Golo Manns.-/// Standort Wimregal kxx m/'

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        Wie es Licht geworden

      E. Pierson\'s Verlag Dresden und Leipzig 1898 Oktav (bis 22,5 cm) Broschur Die Nichte von Bertha von Suttner wurde als Tochter des Carl Gundaccar Freiherr von Suttner, Ministerialsekretär im K. u. K. Ackerbauministerium in Wien, und der Luise Reichsgräfin von und zu Firmian und Meggel, geboren. Sie hatte drei Brüder. - Bis zu ihrem 16. Lebensjahr wurde sie in einem Kloster erzogen, ehe sie in den Haushalt ihrer Tante Bertha zog. Der Bruder ihres Vaters, Arthur Gundaccar von Suttner, Ehemann von Bertha, hatte erheblichen Einfluss auf ihre Anschauungen. Sie lebte auf Schloss Harmannsdorf bei Eggenburg, dem Stammsitz der Suttners, schrieb Feuilletons für in- und ausländische Zeitschriften, veröffentlichte Übersetzungen und schrieb Novellen. Für Bertha war dieses Zusammenleben recht tragisch, wie man ihren Tagebüchern entnehmen konnte, da sich zwischen Marie und ihrem Onkel eine Liebesbeziehung entwickelte, die Marie in ihrem Roman \"Wie es Licht geworden\", enthüllte. Diese Dreiecksbeziehung endete erst mit seinem Tod im Jahre 1902. 1905 heiratete sie Emil von Haebler und zog mit ihm auf Schloss Gutenbüchl bei Schönstein in der Untersteiermark, heute Slowenien. Sie starb 1948. -- Erstauflage in der Ausgabe als Broschur. - Auf dem Schmutztitel mit einer privaten Widmung und signiert mit vollem Namen \"Baroness Maria Louise von Suttner\". Die Widmung war für Alfred Lorenz, ansässig in Gars am Kamp (nahe Schloss Harmannsdorf), der im selben Verlag seine Gedichte publizierte (1903). - Einband etwas berieben, Schnitt und Deckel nachgedunkelt. Alles in allem aber solides Exemplar. - Auf der letzten Seite ganz zarte Stenographie-Anmerkungen mit hellem Bleistift, wahrscheinlich von Lorenz. - (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland) Versand D: 12,00 EUR geworden! Pierson Piersons Signatur signed Signature signiert

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