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        SOLDIER'S THREE WORKS OF KIPLING

      LONDON/BOSTON: THE EDINBURGH SOCIETY/ MANDALAY EDITION BOOK (367) CH. M. CALDWELL CO., 1899 BOOK COVER BINDING LOOSE IN CLOSE IS THE LEATHER BINDING TITLE EDITION DELUXE PAGES GOOD EDGES ARE BROWN 302 P OWNER NAME ON FIRST PAGE

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        Ansichten von Palästina und den Jüdischen Colonien / Views from Palestine and its Jewish Colonies. Photographiert und beschrieben von / Photographed and decribed I. Raffalovich & M.E. Sachs Photgraphen in Jerusalem.

      152 S. mit Photos und einem ausfaltbaren Panorama. quer-8 Originalganzleinenband. Sehr seltenes und reich bebildertes Photodokument. Besitzvermerk "Hary Montgomery 1899" auf dem Vorsatz. Wohlerhalten.

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        Signed Photo

      French composer and pianist (1899-1963), small signed photo, shown by a river and with a soldier´s hat, signed as "Francis" and dated in 1940. Size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches, in excellent condition

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        LA DOMENICA DEL CORRIERE.

      In-4 gr., legature diverse in mz. tela o similpelle, tit. oro al dorso. Offriamo una collezione completa e rilegata di 69 annate della Domenica del Corriere, dal 1899 (Anno I, n. 1), al 1968. Settimanale illustrato del "Corriere della Sera" - celebre per le copertine di Achille Beltrame e di Walter Molino - sulle sue pagine trovarono una vetrina popolare anche le grandi firme del Corriere, da Luigi Barzini a Indro Montanelli. Precisiamo che la rivista cambiò titolo nel corso del 1945/1946 e le due annate risultano cosi' composte: 1945 - primi 16 nn. ("Domenica del Corriere"); dal 27 maggio (n. 1) al 30 dicembre (n. 32) diventa "Domenica degli Italiani" / 1946 - primi 12 nn. ("Domenica degli Italiani); dal 31 marzo (n. 1) al 29 dicembre (n. 40) ridiventa "Domenica del Corriere". Tutta la raccolta è in buono stato.

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        The LIfe and Works of Susan B. Anthony

      Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, 1899. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. 1st edtion. 2 volumes in dark blue cloth; lettered and embossed in gilt (second volume dated 1898, but both were published in 1899). Very good with minor rubbing to the extremities and the gilt profile medallions, with a previous owners embossed stamp on the front free endpaper and a owners bookplate on the front pastedown. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Anthony, with numerous other illustrations and facsimile signatures throughout. Ida Harper was an important member of the suffragist movement in Indiana, and began a close working relationship with Anthony during the 1880s. They bagan working together, to compose this monumental and detailed work in 1897. DAB, Vol. viii, pp. 281-282.

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        HUNTING EXPEDITIONS OF OLIVER HAZARD PERRY OF CLEVELAND VERBATIM FROM HIS DIARIES Embellished with Tailpieces Engraved about 1800 by Dr. Alexander Anderson and Others and Printed from Original Wood.

      Cleveland: For Private Distribution, 1899. First Edition. Limited to 100 Copies Only, Privately Printed. Illustrated with full-page plates, large initial letters and fine head- and tail-pieces by Alexander Anderson and others. 8vo, 9 1/8" x 6 1/8", publisher's original green cloth, lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the spine and both covers. viii, 246 pp. A very good copy indeed, very well preserved, fresh and clean internally, the pages still bright and fine, the binding too, very good indeed with only very minor evidence of age or use. RARE FIRST EDITION. LIMITED TO ONLY 100 COPIES PRINTED. A SUPERB JOURNAL AND A BOOK THAT HAS BECOME ALL BUT UNOBTAINABLE. These are matchless day-by-day accounts of hunting expeditions in Western Ohio...along the Indiana line...and in Michigan between the years 1836 and 1855. A nimrod after our own heart: "Equipped with my rifle, and a two gallon jug filled with whiskey, I took my sorrel mare and buggy, and in company with John Williamson, started on the expedition." 'He shot bear on the spot where during the early forties of the last century, bombers rolled from the assembly line; while, until just afterwards, "jeeps" were being turned out where turkey gobblers fell at the crack of his rifle.' Ohio's finest hunting item of which but 100 copies were printed, and the book has become now, all but unobtainable.

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        The Essays of Emerson.

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1899. Quarto, 2 volumes, bound in full morocco, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. An exceptional presentation. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

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        126 Originalnummern DIE FACKEL zwischen 1899 und 1925 + Register der Autoren und Beiträge von 300 Nummern. Gebunden in 12 Halbleinenbänden der Zeit.

      Das Konvolut umfasst folgende 118 Originalhefte, mehrheitlich mit eingebundenen Orig.-Umschlägen): 1899: Nr. 5 - 1904: Nr. 155, 156, 157, 158, 160, 165, 166, 167, 169. - 1905: 174 - 1906: 193, 198, 200, 203, 204, 210, 211, 212. - 1907: 216, 217, 222, 223-24, 225, 227-228, 230-231. - 1908: 45, 250, 256, 257-58, 266, 267-68, 269, 270-271, 272-273, 274, 275-276, 277-278, 279-280, 281-282, 283-284, 285-286, 287, 288, 289. - 1909: 290, 291, 292, 293, 294-295, 296-297, 298-299, 300, 301-302, 303/304, 305/306, 307/308, 309/310, 311/312, 313/314. - 1911: 315/316, 317/318, 319/320, 321/322, 323, 324-25, 326/327/328, 329/330, 331/332, 333, 334-335, 336-337, 338, 339/340. - 1912: Nr. 341/342, 343/344, 345/346, 347/348, 349/350, 351/352/353, 354/355/356, 357/358/359, 360/361/362, 363/364/365. - 1913: 366/376, 368/369, 370/371, 372/373, 374/375, 376/377, 378/379/380, 381/382/383, 384/385, 386, 387/388, 389/390. - 1914: Nr. 404, 462-471, 499-500, 501-507. - 1919: Nr. 519/520, 521-530, 531-543, 544/545, 546-550, 551, 552/553, 554-556, 557-560, 561-567. - 1921: 568-571, 572-576, 577-582, 583-587, 588-594, 595-600, 601-607, 608-612. - 1923: Nr. 613-621, 622-631, 632-639, 640-648. - 1924: 649-656, 657-667, 668-675. - 1925: Nr. 679-685, 686-690, 691-696, 697-700-705, 706-711. - Mit eingebunden: Register der Autoren und Beiträge von 300 Nummern der Jahrgänge 1899-1910. Verfasst und eingeleitet von Ludwig Ullmann. 1910. 23 S. - Nennt als AutorInnen: Robert Adam, Peter Altenberg, Julius Bab, Paul Barchan, Berthold Beck, Margarethe Beutler, Karl Bleibtreu, Houston Chamberlain, Richard Dehmel, Albert Ehrenstein, Wilhelm Ellenbogen, Friedrich engel, Erbt, Farga, Elisabeth Förste-Nietzsche, August Forel, Egon Friedell, Alfred Grünewald, Maximilian Harden, Karl Hauer, Maria Heim, Hugo Heinemann, Heinrich Karl Borromaeus, Franz Herczeg, Tamara von Hervay, Arthur Hetz, Paul Heyse, Peter Hille, Hugo v. Hofmannsthal, Arthur Holltscher, Oskar Jelinek, Wilhelm Jordan, Julian Kosrski, Stanislaus v. Kozmian, Ferdinand Kürnberger, Kyon, Esle Lasker-Schüler, Josef Lewinsky, Wolhelm Liebknecht, Detlev Liliencron, Adold Loos, Viktor Loos, Emil Lucka, J. S. Machar, Heinrich Mann, Martellus, Max Martersteig, Fritz Mauthner, Henry S. Morvay, Erich Mühsam, Adam Müller-Guttenbrunn, Kurt Piper, Stanislaw Przybyszewski, Moritz Rappaport, Reformator, John Reid, Thaddäus Rittner, Karl Rosner, Ludwig Rubiner, Ludwig Scharf, Paul Scheerbart, Robert Scheu, Josef Schöffel, Arnold Schönberg, Otto Soyka, Martin Spahn, Karl Spitteler, Daniel Spitzer, Otto Stoessl, August Strindberg, Tertius gaudens, Tesar L. E., Stefan Tömörkeny, Anton Tschechow, Ludwig Ullmann, Berthold Viertel, Frank Wedekind, Leopold Weininger, Otto Weininger, Otto Weininger, Richard Wengraf, Oskar Wilde, Julius Wilhelm, Alfred v. Winterstein, Fritz Wittels. Von 1912 an bis kurz vor seinem Tod (die letzte Fackel erschien im Februar 1936) schrieb Karl Kraus alle Beiträge der Fackel selbst. Einbände berieben und bestoßen. 2 Einbände mit stärkeren Schäden im Bezugspapier. Innen teilw. gebräunt bzw. schwach stockfleckig. Einige Hefte mit Reparaturen an den Falzen. Einige Orig.-Umschläge und Titelblätter mit Buntstiftsignaturen. Vereinzelt Papierschäden.

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        Tosca Melodramma in Tre Atti di V. Sardou - L. Illica - G. Giacosa... Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Carlo Carignani (A) netti Fr. 15 -

      [Milano]: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 103050 prefixed by various letters: e, q; G; U; v; n; h; o; r; i; z], 1899. First Edition, first issue. Rare. Hopkinson 5A. Fuld pp. 605-606. Schikling 69.E.1. Crawford p. 360. Tosca, to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after Victorien Sardou's play La Tosca, was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi on January 14, 1900. "None of Puccini's operas has aroused more hostility than Tosca, by reason of its alleged coarseness and brutality; yet its position in the central repertory has remained unchallenged. Not only is it theatrically gripping from start to finish: it presents the composer's most varied and interesting soprano role, hence its perennial appeal for the great operatic actress." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online.. Quarto. Publisher's original light blue boards with decorative stamping gilt, composer's name and title on light pink ground within two separate rectangular decorative borders gilt, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso reproduction bust-length photographic portrait of Puccini), 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's copyright statement), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto index, verso publisher's device), 310 pp. With small publisher's oval corner blindstamp dated "1 [January] 1900" to inner corners of first few leaves. Previous owner's signature to recto of frontispiece ("Cornelia R. Scovel Florence 1900"). Binding worn, soiled, rubbed, corners bumped; spine with some loss, reinforced with blue tape; slightly shaken. Minor wear; uniform light browning; upper outer corners creased; occasional markings and annotations in lead and red pencil including alternative text; some signatures partially detached.

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        An American Four-in-Hand in Britain.

      New York 1899 - Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his attorney on the dedication page, "G[ibson] D[avid] Packer Esq Friend & Veteran With regards Andrew Carnegie January 18, 1903." The recipient G.D. Packer took charge of the legal department in the 1880's of the Carnegie Steel Company, continuing until after their merger with the United States Steel Corporation. He was a close associate and friend of Carnegie's. In very good condition. A nice association. The Gilded Age and the dawn of the 20th century are often remembered as an era full of monopolies, trusts, and economic giants in heavy industries like oil and steel. Men like John Rockefeller built empires and financiers like J.P. Morgan merged and consolidated them. The era also made names like Astor, Cooke, and Vanderbilt instantly recognizable across the globe. Over time, the unfathomable wealth generated by the businesses made the individuals on top incredibly rich, and that in turn led to immense criticism and an infamous epithet used to rail against them: robber barons. Dozens of these men would be pilloried as "robber barons," but few of them were as wealthy or influential as Andrew Carnegie, who built America's foremost steel empire. Ironically, Carnegie epitomized the American Dream, migrating with his poor family to America in the mid-19th century and rising to the top of the business world in his adopted country. A prodigious writer in addition to his keen sense of business, Carnegie was one of the most outspoken champions of capitalism at a time when there was pushback among lower social classes who witnessed the great disparities in wealth; as he once put it, "Upon the sacredness of property civilization itself depends--the right of the laborer to his hundred dollars in the savings bank, and equally the legal right of the millionaire to his millions." In a similar vein, he said, "Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity." While Carnegie's rise and wealth didn't necessarily separate him from other 19th century business magnates, it was in the field of philanthropy that he left his most unique mark, even as it paved the way for others to follow his lead. One of his most famous quotes was that "the man who dies thus rich dies disgraced," and for the last 15 years of his life, he contributed to countless causes. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        D'EUGÈNE DELACROIX AU NÉO-IMPRESSIONNISME. ÉDITION ORIGINALE D'UN DES TEXTES FONDATEURS DE LA PEINTURE MODERNE. CHARMANT EXEMPLAIRE EN PEU COURANTE RELIURE DE L'ÉPOQUE.

      Éditions de la Revue blanche 1899 - In-8, demi-maroquin cerise à la Bradel, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, tête dorée, couvertures conservées (reliure de l’époque). Édition originale dédiée à Georges Seurat. Couverture composée par Théo Van Rysselberghe. Le texte fondateur des coloristes, la référence pour les pionniers de l’art moderne, de Matisse à Kandinsky. Charmant exemplaire dans une reliure strictement d’époque, condition rare et recherchée. La couverture et le texte sont ici d’une remarquable fraicheur au regard des exemplaires rencontrés, ce livre ayant été imprimé sur un papier de petite qualité. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An American Four-in-Hand in Britain.

      New York, 1899. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his attorney on the dedication page, "G[ibson] D[avid] Packer Esq Friend & Veteran With regards Andrew Carnegie January 18, 1903." The recipient G.D. Packer took charge of the legal department in the 1880's of the Carnegie Steel Company, continuing until after their merger with the United States Steel Corporation. He was a close associate and friend of Carnegie's. In very good condition. A nice association. The Gilded Age and the dawn of the 20th century are often remembered as an era full of monopolies, trusts, and economic giants in heavy industries like oil and steel. Men like John Rockefeller built empires and financiers like J.P. Morgan merged and consolidated them. The era also made names like Astor, Cooke, and Vanderbilt instantly recognizable across the globe. Over time, the unfathomable wealth generated by the businesses made the individuals on top incredibly rich, and that in turn led to immense criticism and an infamous epithet used to rail against them: robber barons. Dozens of these men would be pilloried as "robber barons," but few of them were as wealthy or influential as Andrew Carnegie, who built America's foremost steel empire. Ironically, Carnegie epitomized the American Dream, migrating with his poor family to America in the mid-19th century and rising to the top of the business world in his adopted country. A prodigious writer in addition to his keen sense of business, Carnegie was one of the most outspoken champions of capitalism at a time when there was pushback among lower social classes who witnessed the great disparities in wealth; as he once put it, "Upon the sacredness of property civilization itself depends--the right of the laborer to his hundred dollars in the savings bank, and equally the legal right of the millionaire to his millions." In a similar vein, he said, "Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity." While Carnegie's rise and wealth didn't necessarily separate him from other 19th century business magnates, it was in the field of philanthropy that he left his most unique mark, even as it paved the way for others to follow his lead. One of his most famous quotes was that "the man who dies thus rich dies disgraced," and for the last 15 years of his life, he contributed to countless causes.

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        The 20th (The Twentieth Century) Century from Another Viewpoint

      Fleming H. Revell Company 1899 - 1st Edition. HC - Green cloth boards with black single bordering and block lttering to cover and red decor; Prev. owners inscriptions fep/ffep (1899; 1913); Clean Interior. No markings otherwise. NO foxing. BRIGHT clean text-blocks. Tight binding. Straight spine. RARE!!! 18mo. 59pp. + 2 pages ads. SEE PICS. --Dave B. Box 9 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy For Serious People. By the author of Lady Windermere's Fan

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1899. First edition, trade issue. One of one thousand copies (this copy numbered 2, possibly a later hand, not that of the forger). 1 vols. Small 4vo. Mauve cloth, decorated in gilt. Cloth somewhat soiled and smudged, spine dulled with extremities worn. Brentano's ticket at back. About very good. With a studied, BAD FORGERY of Wilde's autograph on the dedication page. First edition, trade issue. One of one thousand copies (this copy numbered 2, possibly a later hand, not that of the forger). 1 vols. Small 4vo. NOT SIGNED BY WILDE. One of the crown jewels of the English theatre -- which is saying a lot -- and the greatest English farce of the last 150 years. The provenance of this copy, with its forged signature, is the famed Max Miller collection. Miller was a New York doctor and eclectic collector, to whom dealers on Fourth Avenue frequently resorted when they were short of money. The collection was dispersed in 1990. Mason (Millard) 381

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        Die Insel Monatsschrift mit Buchschmuck und Illustrationen. Herausgegeben von Otto Julius Bierbaum, Alfred Walter Heymel und Rudolf Alexander Schröder (ab Okt. 1901 nur O. J. Bierbaum). Bände 1-4, II. Jahrgang; Bände 1-3, II. Jahrgang; Band I, III. Jahrgang

      Leipzig, Schuster & Löffler, später Insel-Verlag, 1899-1902. - ca. 2.500 SS. Einbände etwas berieben, Bände 2-4 des 1. Jg. Innengelenke gebrochen, Blatt Seiten 285/286 des 2. Bandes, II. Jg. fehlt, sonst innen sauber und gut erhalten, Sarkowski 1974-82. - 8 Bände (von 12) dieser luxuriös ausgestatteten, buchkünstlerisch richtungsweisenden Zeitschrift des deutschen Jugendstils. Der erste Jahrgang auf Büttenpaier mit dem von Behrens entworfenen Inselschiff als Wasserzeichen und aufwendige Buntpapiere als Vorsatz, der zweite Jahrgang weniger komfortabel, der dritte im Format verkleinert. - Jedes Quartal erschien in einheitlichem Buchschmuck, jeweils von einem anderen Künstler durchgehend gestaltet (Georges Lemmen, Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede, Th. Th. Heine und E. R. Weiß), weitere Illustratoren u. a Marcus Behmer, Felix Vallaton, Kunisada, George Minne, A. J. Gaskin. - Mit zahlreichen Erstdrucken von Bierbaum, Dehmel, Blei, H. Mann, Hofmannsthal, Wedekind, Scheerbart. R. Walser, Schröder, Rilke u. a., Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Orig.-Halbpergament 1. Jg., Bde. 1-4), Orig.-Pappband (2. Jg., 1.-3. Bd.) Orig.-Leinen (III. Jg., 1. Bd.), 8°

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        Hunger

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First English language edition. Very Good +. Extremely rare wrappers issue of the first English translation of Hunger. Unrestored wrappers in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition with some toning and soiling to the wrappers and early leaves, but generally an excellent copy, housed in a custom clamshell case. First published in 1890 as "Sult" and first translated into English here by Mary Chavelita Dunne under the pseudonym George Edgerton.A somewhat autobiographical novel of a destitute writer living in Oslo on a constant search for nourishment; a prototype for later novels of alienation, poverty and loneliness. Remarkable for its psychological maturity, focusing on the main character's sanity while highlighting a series of irrational, self-destructive acts. The book is considered one of the foundations of modern, 20th century literature, influencing such heavyweights as Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Henry Miller, Herman Hesse, and many others. A quick search of auction records reveals that a single copy of this first translation in wrappers sold in 1994, likely this copy. The first edition was available both in wrappers and cloth, with most surviving copies being in cloth (as expected). A scarce and important work. Very Good +.

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        [SIGNIFICANT 19th-CENTURY ARCHIVE OF THE BEACH & COOKE FAMILIES OF BRANFORD, CONNECTICUT, INCLUDING CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL BEACH, 27th CONNECTICUT INFANTRY, AND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, SAMUEL G. COOKE, 50th ILLINOIS INFANTRY]

      Fredericksburg, Va.; Alexandria, Va.; Corinth, Ms.; other Civil War locations; various locations in Illinois and Connecticut, 1899. Approximately 200 letters, many with original transmittal envelopes, and three journals. Letters have typical folds and some fading, with mild toning. Journals somewhat fragile, two with perished spines, with some brittleness and toning to contents. Overall good to very good. A substantial archive of Civil War-dated letters and post- war journal entries written by Samuel Beach of Branford, Ct. and his brother-in-law, Samuel G. Cooke. The archive consists of approximately 200 items, including thirty-one Civil War-dated letters and one post-war journal featuring an account of the Battle of Fredericksburg written by Samuel Beach, 27th Connecticut Infantry. Also included are five pre-war letters and three war-date letters from Samuel G. Cooke, 50th Illinois Infantry and 44th USCT Infantry, in addition to over 100 family papers, documents, and letters spanning from 1832 until 1899; an 1860s farm schedule with musings about breeds of farm animals; and an 1860s ledger counting expenses from an oil mill among other places. On Dec. 13, 1862 Corporal Samuel Beach, 27th Connecticut Infantry Co. B, found himself in the middle of one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War - Fredericksburg. He wrote in his post-war journal, penned by Beach in the 1880s: "Our troops all passed the fence coming on with every little opportunity. Like a wily tiger crouching for his prey to come within reach, [the rebels] watch and wait. The first line of the brigade are now coming to the line, and passing into the doomed area. The bursts of artillery on all the heights and the discharge of muskets from the fire and rifle pits. Was like a tremendous blow in the face." After his men faced the slaughter of the fence, they pushed forward. Beach and some of his friends from Branford sheltered themselves from the storm of bullets against a brick house. After their retreat, he went to the hospital to assess the damage and the wounded. Again, from his post-war journal: "I could hardly believe it [George Bennet] that marched along with us with the tread of a giant sat there his hair disheveled the sleeve of his coat cut off at the should and gone his arm shattered by a ball his face the picture of dismay. Our eyes met one short earnest gaze of recognition and his head dropped on his bosom then tears gushed out the great stout hearted George Bennet sobbed like a child." Beach and his friends tried to help their friend and desperately reached for his sleeve with his shattered arm, trying to clean him, while they waited for the overwhelmed surgeons and nurses to make their way towards their comrade. Beach's brother-in-law, Samuel G. Cooke was very enthusiastic about the cause and attempted to form a company at his home in Meridian, Il. In a letter from Meridian on June 29, 1861, a family friend wrote of Cooke: "[He] is one of the leading spirits. Everybody around here is full of patriotism or as Alice says everyone and their mother is full of fight." That fall, some men from Meridian, including Cooke, enlisted to be a part of the 50th Illinois Infantry, Co. A. Death soon greeted the eager young men, almost as soon as they stepped on the battlefield. Cooke wrote to Beach from Paducah on March 27, 1862: "A lady in Meridian received a letter from her husband last night the 50th were in the battle [at Pittsburgh, Tennessee]. He gave the names of the killed and wounded our boys were not mentioned so we thankfully conclude they are safe as she knows them well. One Meridian man was blown to pieces by a shell. He leaves a young wife and two little children...every field officer killed except the Major." Cooke experienced much bloodshed at the battle of Corinth. Later that fall, on Nov. 19, 1862, Cooke wrote a concerned letter to his brother-in-law from Mississippi: "We heard of hard fighting in Virginia and hope you are not engaged in it. The prospect is of another battle here soon the troops left here last night to dispute the crossing of the R___ by rebel forces supposed to be the advance of General Bragg commanding was heard in that direction.... Since I last wrote you I have been attached from the reg and am in the engineering department under Capt Capell we have four or five hundred contrabands working on the fortifications." Little did Cooke know, that in a month his brother-in- law would be in the thick of fighting just as he had been at the Battle of Shiloh earlier that Spring. Cooke experienced more action at the Battle of Corinth and unexpectedly in the winter of 1864 while on a scouting journey. He wrote from Lynnville, Tn. on Dec. 23, 1864: "The fourth day of the last scout we fell in with a gang of rebs surprised them and captured a major and four men with the horses, army saddles, bridles...the gang most of them escaped by running in the woods. The captured maj told our col, that there was a regt and a half within 20 miles of him coming to meet him which caused him to feel quite uneasy...he feared they would capture the whole of us before we could get back however we escaped them and arrived in camp about 8 next morning." Cooke left his regiment for a promotion to first lieutenant of the 44th USCT, Co. A on September 9, 1864, but resigned a year later on May 25, 1865. While Cooke served on the front, Beach spent a considerable amount of time in the hospital due to back issues, colds, and other ailments. While recovering from the measles in convalescent camp in Alexandria, Va., he wrote his wife on July 14, 1863, "My health is much the same don't think I should be able to destroy Lee's army alone I hope Meade will succeed in doing so." Earlier in the year, the regiment experienced an epidemic of illness that took the lives of twenty-two men, including his friend George Baldwin. Beach wrote to his wife from Falmouth on January 25: "George [Baldwin] was a good soldier he enlisted from motives of patriotism and principle...he was what we call too conscientious and contrived to perform his duties when unable to his great, if not fatal disadvantage, Few pierced that terrible storm of bullets at the Battle of Fredericksburg to a point so much the enemy worlds as he. Few came nearer being killed than he, a ball passing through his cap. But the hardships and exposure of the march, and the battle of Fredericksburg was a terrible sacrifice all over the land especially to the 27th. And the poor soldier that remains turns inquiring what is the gain for all this expense of valuable life and treasure." Beach and the men cried over the loss of their friend and thought of his funeral from the front. One mother, who went to the front to retrieve her dead son; however, received the shock of her life. Beach explained, in a letter from a division hospital near Brooks Station, Va. on May 24: "A Mrs. Patterson came here last night after the body...she had been to the front and engaged a surgeon to embalm his body and then came here to the Hospital for his body. When she alighted from the ambulance who should step out of the ward but the very son she was after. Probably there was few happier women in this country than she last night." Beach finished his service and mustered out of the army on July 23, 1863, soon after fighting hard at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. The remainder of the archive consists of various family papers mostly concerning Connecticut and farming. There is also a sizable collection of letters speaking of an amusement park Beach opened in Branford after the Civil War.

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        Durch eine bergige Landschaft fahrender Zug bei Sonnenschein.

      - Farbkreiden, auf dünnem chamoisfarbenem Velin (Blatt aus einem Zeichenblock, am oberen Rand gezackt). 41:25,3 cm. Mit sauber restaurierten kleinen Einrissen in der linken unteren Ecke, sauber restaurierter kleiner Papierverlust im Oberrand, schwache Verfärbungen von alter Montage in den Ecken. 1899 studierte der Maler und Graphiker Walter Ophey an der Technischen Hochschule in Aachen und besuchte die Kurse Figuren- und Landschaftszeichnen sowie Aquarellmalen bei F. Reiff (1835-1902). Nebenher belegte er Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule Aachen. Bereits ein Jahr später arbeitete er im Atelier des Aachener Bildhauers K. Kraus (1859-1906). Gegen Ende dieses Jahres setzte er seine Ausbildung an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie fort und war erst Schüler von E. Roeber (1849-1915) und W. Spatz (1861-1931), ab 1904 von E. Dücker (1841-1916), dessen Meisterschüler er wurde. Nach einer ersten Ausstellungs-beteiligung noch in diesem Jahr zeichneten sich die ersten öffentlichen Erfolge ab. 1909 gründete er gemeinsam mit den Düsseldorfer Malern J. Bretz (1870-1953), M. Clarenbach (1880-1952), A. Deusser (1870-1942), W. Schmurr (1848-1959) u.a. die Gruppe „Sonderbund", die in den nächsten Jahren eine der bedeutendsten Ausstellungsbewegungen der Moderne in Deutschland wurde. 1910 unternahm er eine Reise nach Italien, 1911 nach Paris. Nach Kriegsausbruch eingezogen, wurde er bereits 1915 wegen einer schweren Lungenentzündung entlassen und arbeitete nach der Genesung im Militäramt Düsseldorf. 1919 wurde er Mitglied der Künstlervereinigung „Das junge Rheinland". Nach 1928 schlossen sich diese Vereinigung sowie die „Rheingruppe" und weitere Düsseldorfer Künstler zur „Rheinischen Sezession" zusammen. Dem plötzlichen Tod seines dreijährigen Sohnes 1924 folgten Depressionen, die ihn bis zu seinem Tod zunehmend schwächten. Wenige Monate später unternahm er gemeinsam mit seiner Frau eine Reise nach Italien, 1925 zog es ihn nach Sizilien. Da sich bereits 1927 Opheys gesundheitlicher Zustand aufgrund asthmatischer Anfälle und Herzbeschwerden zunehmend verschlechterte, folgten Kuraufenthalte an die Ostsee, im Harz und Garmisch-Partenkirchen, die jedoch keine Besserung brachten. Walter Ophey gehört neben A. Macke (1887-1914) und H. Nauen (1880-1940) zu den wichtigsten Vertretern des Rheinischen Expressionismus.

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        Le système nerveux central, structures et fonctions, histoire critique des théories et des doctrines

      Carré, Naud, Paris 1899 - ____ Première édition. Cette monumentale histoire de l'anatomie et de la physiologie du système nerveux a été couronnée en 1900 par l'Académie des sciences et l'Académie de médecine. Bon exemplaire. *-------* First edition. "Massive history of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system from the ancient Greece to the end of the 19th century, limited in its historical analysis. The second volume is a survey of end of 19th century opinions on the structure and function of the nervous system." Garrison-Morton 1574.1. In-4. Collation : X, 1863, (4) pp. Toile bleue, titre doré sur les plats et le dos. (Reliure de l'éditeur.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Costume Designs for Otello Met Opera 1962

      Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter (1899-1972), associated to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for some productions.  Set of 10 original costume designs for a production of Otello at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 1962, in ink on light cardboard paper, each one being 7 x 9.75 inches in size. In an original envelope from the Met Opera, all in excellent condition, see scans. 

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        Etidorhpa oder das Ende der Erde. Erster und Zweiter Band [kmpl.]. Mit vielen Illustrationen von J. Augustus Knapp. Autorisierte dtsch. Ausg.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Friedrich, [1899]. - X, 303 S., mit Frontispiz, 22 Illus. im Text u. auf Taf., sowie Fig. 1-10 / 4 Bll., 296 S., 1 Bl., mit 19 Illus. im Text u. auf Taf., sowie Fig. 11-14, 8°, Illus. O-Leinen (2 Bde.) Bloch 2/1952. - Der Pharmakologe John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936) veröffentlichte vorliegendes Buch (OT "Etidorhpa or the End of Earth"), dessen Titel rückwärts gelesen "Aphrodite" lautet, erstmals 1895 im Selbstverlag. Noch zu seinen Lebzeiten erlangte der "Hohlerde-Klassiker" 11 Auflagen. Der Protagonist reist ins Innere der Erde u. findet dort allerlei merkwürdige Kristalle, Pflanzen u. andere (prähistorische?) Lebewesen. Ungewöhnlich ist, dass für alle Erscheinungen "naturwissenschaftliche" Erklärungen gegeben werden, z.B. auch wie das Sonnenlicht durch die Erdkruste ins Innere dringt. Einige der Theorien geistern noch heute durch die Literatur, andere sind Vorwegnahmen (immer noch) aktueller grenzwissenschaftlicher Themen. Die Bedingungen im Innern der Erde seien sogar besser als aussen, was der Reisende auch am eigenen Körper erspüren kann. Er trifft auf andere Hohlerde-Reisende u. schliesslich auch auf die schöne "Etidorpha", die ihn hypnotisch auf die letzte Prüfung vorbereitet. - Um dem Buch Wirklichkeitgehalt zu geben, gibt Lloyd vor, dass er den Text von einem Johann Lllewellyn Llongollyn Drury erhalten haben will, dem auf sehr mysteriöse Weise ein Fremder dieses Manuskript überlassen hatte, das mit dem Eintritt in eine geheime Gesellschaft beginnt. Da Drury/Lloyd dem Berichteten scheinbar skeptisch gegenüber steht, wird das Studium des Manuskriptes mehrmals unterbrochen, um die Wissenschaften zu rate zu ziehen. - U.a. über: Eine Unterrichtsstunde über geistiges Forschen; Die Brüderschaft der Adepten; Eine Lichtzone tief im Innern der Erde; Der Pilzenwald; Mein Schwergewicht verschwindet; Warnung vor der Biologie, der Wissenschaft vom Leben des Menschen; Materie ist aufgehaltene Bewegung; Ich höre auf zu atmen u. lebe trotzdem weiter; Unter den Trunkenbolden; Weitere Versuchung: Etidorhpa; Der innere Ring oder das Aufhören der Gravitation; Das Ende der Erde. - Einbände leicht berieben; Ecken leicht bestossen, sonst gute u. frische Expl.

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        The Man with the Hoe

      Sunday Examiner, [San Francisco] 1899 - Poem famously inspired by the contemporaneous painting "L'homme a la houe" by the French artist Jean-François Millet. The piece was first read at a New Year's Eve party in 1898, launching Markham's career as a poet and lecturer to the working class. The painting, recreated on the upper panel of the present edition, shows a labor bent over by the weight of his toil, his face anguished and somehow simultaneously expressionless. Of him Markham wrote: "Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans / Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground / The emptiness of ages in his face, / And on his back the burden of the world." Presumed first published appearance of the poem according to Markham's biographical history in the Online Archive of California. The poem would also appear in a volume of Markham's poetry the same year, The Man with the Hoe and Other Poems. Folio (35.5cm.); pictorial bifolium printed in green, yellow, and black, author photograph printed on the upper panel. Closed tears and shallow losses along wrapper extremities, the whole rather toned due to poor paper stock. About Very Good and sound overall. Published as a supplement to the San Francisco Sunday Examiner, 1899. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Emile Zola. Fécondité et Vérité. 1899-1903. Dédicacé à Albert Clemenceau.

      - ZOLA (Émile). Les Quatre évangiles. Fécondité. Paris : Eugène Fasquelle, 1899. — 2 volumes in-8 (23 x 14,5 cm), (2 ff.), 345 pp., (1 f.), couverture imprimée ; (2 ff.), 405 pp., (1 f.), couverture imprimée. 2 volumes grand in-8 demi-chagrin à coins, dos lisse ornés en long, têtes dorées, couvertures. Édition originale du premier roman du cycle romanesque que l’auteur publia sous le titre général des Quatre Évangiles. Un DES EXEMPLAIRES SUR HOLLANDE RÉIMPOSÉS EN 2 VOLUMES IN-8, l’édition étant in-12. Exemplaire non numéroté spécialement imprimé pour Albert Clemenceau. Exemplaire dédicacé « à Albert Clemenceau, son ami. Emile Zola ». Albert Clemenceau (1861-1955), frère de Georges Clemenceau, juriste et homme politique français fut le gérant du journal l’Aurore et joua un rôle important pour la défense du Capitaine Dreyfus. JOINT ZOLA (Émile). Les Quatre évangiles. Vérité. Paris : Eugène Fasquelle, 1899. — 2 volumes in-8 (23 x 14,5 cm), (2 ff.), 381 pp., (1 f.), couverture imprimée ; (2 ff.), 367 pp., (1 f.), couverture imprimée. 2 volumes grand in-8 demi-chagrin à coins, dos lisse ornés en long, têtes dorées, couvertures. Édition originale du troisième roman du cycle romanesque que l’auteur publia sous le titre général des Quatre Évangiles. Un DES EXEMPLAIRES SUR HOLLANDE RÉIMPOSÉS EN 2 VOLUMES IN-8, l’édition étant in-12. Exemplaire non numéroté spécialement imprimé pour Albert Clemenceau. Reliures fatiguées avec quelques petites traces d’usures et griffures au niveau des pliures et des coins. Intérieurs très frais. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hunger

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First English language edition. Very Good +. Extremely rare wrappers issue of the first English translation of Hunger. Unrestored wrappers in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition with some toning and soiling to the wrappers and early leaves, but generally an excellent copy, housed in a custom clamshell case. First published in 1890 as "Sult" and first translated into English here by Mary Chavelita Dunne under the pseudonym George Edgerton. A somewhat autobiographical novel of a destitute writer living in Oslo on a constant search for nourishment; a prototype for later novels of alienation, poverty and loneliness. Remarkable for its psychological maturity, focusing on the main character's sanity while highlighting a series of irrational, self-destructive acts. The book is considered one of the foundations of modern, 20th century literature, influencing such heavyweights as Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Henry Miller, Herman Hesse, and many others. A quick search of auction records reveals that a single copy of this first translation in wrappers sold in 1994, likely this copy. The first edition was available both in wrappers and cloth, with most surviving copies being in cloth (as expected). A scarce and important work. Very Good +.

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        Unter den Papua's. Beobachtungen und Studien über Land und Leute, Thier- und Pflanzenwelt in Kaiser-Wilhelmsland.

      Wiesbaden, Kreidel, 1899. - Folio, circa 31 x 24,3 cm. 4 Bll., 327 SS., 46 Lichtdruck-Tafeln Original-Halbleinen mit Deckelillustration "Taylor 440; Müller, Indonesien, 514; Henze II, 431: "Seine reichen, viel Neues bietenden ethnographischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Beobachtungen stellte er in einem lebendig geschriebenen Werk zusammen". - Erste Ausgabe des schön ausgestatteten Werkes mit vielen Tafeln, die die Einheimischen in ihren typischen Kostümen mit Waffen und Kunst, beim Tanz etc. zeigen. Der Autor erklärt im Vorwort, er habe ursprünglich nur das naturwissenschaftliche Material seiner anderhalbjährigen Reise durch Deutsch-Neuguinea (ab 1899 Kolonie) wiedergeben wollen. "Bei Bearbeitung desselben erwuchs mir jedoch unter der Hand die Lust zu tieferem Eindringen. Wenn auch so diese Arbeit vielfach über die Grenzen des ursprünglichen Zieles, die Betrachtung der Verhältnise an der Astrolabebai, hinausgreift, so bildet diese doch immer die Grundlage, namentlich für die Besprechung der Eingeborenen". Von den schönen Photos stammen 31 von Hagen selbst, die übrigen von anderen Deutschen vor Ort. " "- Nur die Vorsätze etwas stockig, sonst innen frisch, Einband wenig berieben oder angestaubt, Ecken etwas bestossen, aber insgesamt schön. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1899 - 1899 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1899. Hi, This lot is an 1899 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The first Hardback that Wisden produced was in 1896, this is the fourth year of the hardback and an extremely hard copy to find, especially in this condition. Since 2006 I have seen 6 for sale and one of those was without a plate. The front board is very clean with excellent gilt, the rear board is pretty much mark free and the spint gilt is very bright. There is a very outside chance that the 18 of 1899 has been regilded on the spine but I may be being paranoid. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition, two small nicks to the front right. The photoplare is very good and internaly a nice clean book. As good as mine on my shelf. A rare Wisden in superb condition and a very nice price.

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        The Importance of Being Earnest

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition, one of 1,000 copies; this copy is unnumbered. Good, with spine rebacked and cloth coloring heavily retouched, new endpapers, toned pages. Nothing too exciting, though a perfectly serviceable copy.

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        Dracula

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1899 - Grosset & Dunlap edition, in pictorial jacket showing large eyes hovering over sleeping woman, with rear jacket panel advertising the play version. Book in orange cloth, jacket in green, orange and white. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La prostituzione in Napoli nei secoli XV, XVI e XVII. Documenti inediti.

      - Napoli, Riccardo Marghieri Editore, 1899, in-8 grande, bella leg. coeva in mezzo marocchino verde a grana schiacciata, pp. [8], 176. Con 50 ill. n.t. e 1 f.t. Prima edizione. Curioso invio autografo dell'autore ad Ugo Ojetti sulla prima carta bianca: "'a femmina è culonna e l'ommo è fronna. S. Di Giacomo, al suo Ugo affettuosamente, gennaio 1908". Ex-libris Ugo Ojetti. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      Macmillan, UK 1899 - 4th Imp 1899. of this edition that was published in 1895. This new edition with line drawings by Charles Brock. With the original Art Nouveau board and endpaper desgns by the formost Art Nouveau designer A Turbayne. Book is very good++ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed in places. Light marking to rear board. Spine a little lightened. Contents good. Light foxing to tissue guard. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Ideal Husband

      Leonard Smithers, London 1899 - No author name - By the author of "Lady Windermere's Fan". Lavender boards with gilt quill design on front, back and spine, spine rolled, grubby, titles gilt. Spine and corners bumped, top right corner of cover small horizontal (1cmx5cm) wrinkling, top edge dusty. Prelims and edges slightly foxed, else clean inside, few small marks. Armorial bookplate front pastedown. Overall a tight copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Haus.

      - Radierung, 1899, auf chamoisfarbenem Kupferdruckpapier, 17,4:23,5 cm. Literatur: Nass 18, Ia (von Ib). Vorzüglicher Abdruck, mit leichtem Lichtrand rundum. Leistikow ging 1883 zum Studium an die Berliner Akademie, die ihn wegen „Talentlosigkeit" ein halbes Jahr später wieder entließ. Davon ließ er sich aber nicht irritieren und studierte 1883/85 bei Hermann Eschke (1823-1900) und 1885/87 bei Hans Frederik Gude (1825-1903). Er entdeckte die Reize der märkischen Landschaft, wurde 1890/93 Lehrer an der Kunstschule Berlin, war während der Sommermonate meist in Friedrichshagen bei Berlin ansässig und verkehrte hier im Kreis der Dichter Gerhart Hauptmann, Max Halbe und Arno Holz. Seit 1992 war er auch literarisch tätig. Als Mitbegründer der „Vereinigung der XI", deren 1. Ausstellung 1892 bei Schulte in Berlin stattfand, wurde er bald die Seele dieses oppositionellen Künstlerkreises, aus dem sich 1899 auf Leistikows Betreiben hin, die Berliner Sezession entwickelte. Neben den Aufenthalten in der Umgebung Berlins, hauptsächlich im Grunewald, waren es vor allem wiederholte Reisen nach Dänemark und Schweden, die seine Kunst gegenständlich bestimmten. In seiner letzten Lebenszeit hielt er sich auch mehrmals längere Zeit in Meran und Gastein auf.

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        Gli ebrei a Benevento con documenti inediti

      Stabilimento Tipografico D'Alessandro - Benevento, 1899. INTERLINGUE 0,03 Fascicolo della fine dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, strappo su dorso, firma d'appartenenza su piatto anteriore, bordo e punte leggermente sfregati, macchie e fioritura, punte poco piegate, tagli appena bruniti, pagine con becca. Elegante testatina in nero su incipit. Lingue: Italiano, Latino. USATO

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        Aradia or The Gospel of the Witches

      David Nutt, London 1899 - Scarce probable First Edition of this work. The date of 1899 is on the title page. The "copyright" verso contains no date or list of later printings. This is not unusual in British editions of this period. The half-title page adds "of Italy" to the title page listing, and the contents are centered in that country. The green cloth cover shows signs of age, light spotting, bumped corners, but no tearing or loss of cloth. The white lettering on the front board and the gold lettering on the spine is totally readable The binding is tight and there are no markings to the internals. The deckled pages are toned with no tears, etc. Etruscan lore, Roman mythology and Italian conjuring combine for a fascinating presentation. 151 pages including prelims and adverts in rear. Previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Statement "From/ H.U.S in nice hand on front free endpaper. Photos upon demand. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verzeichniss der Arabischen Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin.

      Berlin, A. W. Schade (I) and A. Asher & Co. (II-X), 1887-1899. - 4to. 10+1 volumes. With 12 photographic halftone plates of 62 manuscript specimens in vol. X. - Added: separate atlas issue of the 12 plates. Altogether 11 vols. in publisher's light blue printed boards. A complete set of the scarce original edition, published as volumes 7-9 and 16-22 of the giant general catalogue of the Berlin manuscript collections ("Die Handschriften-Verzeichnisse der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin"). Ahlwardt (1828-1909) was engaged in 1863 as cataloguer of the Arabian manuscripts. Until 1887 he classified, collated, described and excerpted some 12,000 works in ca 6000 volumes, including current accessions. The important collection was based on the precious library bequeathed by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez. It was gradually enlarged by the manuscript treasures purchased from leading German scholars such as Glaser, Landberg, Minutoli and Brugsch, Petermann, Sachau, Sprenger and Wetzstein. Ahlwardt's monumental catalogue is renowned for an unprecedented wealth of details both in physical and textual respect. It formed a pattern for a complete history of Arabic literature - theological, juridical, philosophical, scientific, linguistic, historical and poetical. Ahlwardt expanded on the customary manuscript catalogue entries by providing an exact outline of contents for each work catalogued. "When all ten volumes had been printed in 1899, Ahlwardt had created a work which by virtue of its scope and precision would remain of lasting value of the history of Arabic literature" (cf. Fück, Die Arabischen Studien in Europa, 1955, p. 192). - Bindings a little bumped, dust-soiled and faded in places, some edges foxed. A clean and very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Importance of Being Earnest.

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co,, 1899. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan. Square octavo. Original pale purple cloth, title to spine in gilt, gilt floral motifs from designs by Charles Shannon to spine and covers, untrimmed. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine slightly toned, a bit of creasing to spine ends, edges of covers and text block toned, a couple of dark marks to front cover. A very good copy. First and limited edition, number 400 of 1,000 copies. The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde's last play, opened to great acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play was not published in book form until February 1899, after Wilde's release from prison. Richard Ellmann comments that Smithers's handsome editions of Earnest and An Ideal Husband "brought Wilde a little money".

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        Tosca Melodramma in Tre Atti di V. Sardou - L. Illica - G. Giacosa... Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Carlo Carignani (A) netti Fr. 15 -

      [Milano]: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 103050 prefixed by various letters: e, q; G; U; v; n; h; o; r; i; z], 1899. First Edition, first issue. Rare. Hopkinson 5A. Fuld pp. 605-606. Schikling 69.E.1. Crawford p. 360. Tosca, to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after Victorien Sardou's play La Tosca, was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi on January 14, 1900. "None of Puccini's operas has aroused more hostility than Tosca, by reason of its alleged coarseness and brutality; yet its position in the central repertory has remained unchallenged. Not only is it theatrically gripping from start to finish: it presents the composer's most varied and interesting soprano role, hence its perennial appeal for the great operatic actress." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online.. Quarto. Publisher's original light blue boards with decorative stamping gilt, composer's name and title on light pink ground within two separate rectangular decorative borders gilt, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso reproduction bust-length photographic portrait of Puccini), 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's copyright statement), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto index, verso publisher's device), 310 pp. With small publisher's oval corner blindstamp dated "1 [January] 1900" to inner corners of first few leaves. Previous owner's signature to recto of frontispiece ("Cornelia R. Scovel Florence 1900"). Binding worn, soiled, rubbed, corners bumped; spine with some loss, reinforced with blue tape; slightly shaken. Minor wear; uniform light browning; upper outer corners creased; occasional markings and annotations in lead and red pencil including alternative text; some signatures partially detached.

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        Jeppe's Map of the Transvaal or S A Republic and Surround Territories - 6 Maps

      Edward Stanford, London, 1899. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Six glazed linen maps. The maps cover the areas from southern Rhodesia to Northern Natal and Northern Orange Free State, from the Bechuanaland Protectorate border areas to Tongaland and southern Portuguese Territory (Mozambique)in intense and dense detail. Produced by Fred. Jeppe of the Surveyor General’s Department and C.F.W. Jeppe, of the Mining Department. The maps show towns, farm boundaries, farm names, farm registration numbers, farms under the jurisdiction of Mining Commissioners, roads, railways, postal routes, custom houses, postal and telegraph information, proclaimed gold fields, mynpachten, kraals and "locations", mountains and rivers. The details were of such accuracy that the maps were confiscated in London by the War Office. General Roberts relied on the maps (which include heavily detailed maps of Johannesburg and Pretoria) for his entry into Pretoria. It is RARE to find all six maps available together. The maps are numbered 1-6 on the rear top left corner. They were beautifully and most carefully lithographed onto the material by Wurster, Randegger & Cie (J Schlumpf), Winterhur, Switzerland. Six glazed linen maps. Bar scale of main map in English statute miles., Inset maps include: 'Plan of Johannesburg and surrounding suburbs and townships reduced from "Pritchard's commercial map of J'hburg"' and 'Plan of Pretoria suburbs and surrounding grounds, reduced from original plan compiled in the Surveyor General's Office, Pretoria, S.A.R.' Scale [ca. 1:9 446]. Bar scales in Cape feet., To be used in conjunction with Jeppe's map: Hugh F. Marriot's Alphabetical index to the farms of the Transvaal. The maps are housed in original card wallet. This is much worn, creased, foxed, marked. It is fit for its purpose, sound and secure. Each of the maps have speckles of foxing on the blank rear faces. Map 1 (of Johannesburg and Pretoria) has some rusting along some of the folds. Otherwise, the maps are fresh and clean and very healthy. Map 2 (21' - 25'S / 28' - 30'E) has just some light rusting along the folds at the very top of the map. Map 3 (21'-25'S / 30.5'- 33'E) has very light rust-marks along the top horizontal fold. Map 4 (25'- 29'S / 24.5'- 27.5'E) is smart and clean with just some very light foxing marks to the edges. Map 5 - the Grand Map of the series: "Jeppe's Map of the Transvaal or SA Republic and Surrounding Territories compiled from surveys filed in the Surveyor General's Office by Fred. Jeppe, Hon CMRGS etc of the Surveyor General's Department and CFW Jeppe, of the Mining Department. The Compilers are greatly indebted to Johann Rissik Esq. Surveyor General of the SAR for much valuable information and advice" - a beautiful map. It has some foxing about the very edges. The bottom folds have very coy powder-dustings of rusting. Map 6 (25'- 29'S / 30.5'- 33'E) is bright, elegant and most attractive. The edges have light foxing marks. All the maps are in healthy, vivid condition. The colours and details are fine, sharp. The colours are gentle, genteel, aglow. The cloth of each is healthy, in youthful condition. A most generous and lovely - even addictive - set of maps. fk

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        Half-length photographic portrait of Francis Galton, side profile, seated at a desk, poised to write.

      [London: Frederick Hollyer], May,, 1899. Black and white photographic reproduction mounted on buff stiff card, inscribed on the verso in red ink, "Fred Hollyer, 9 Pembroke Square, Kensington, W.", additionally inscribed in black ink, "Francis Galton, photographed May / 1899". Image size: 100 x 145 mm. Mount size: 164 x 106 mm. Pencil notation to verso, "No. 5532". Extremities a little rubbed, an unobtrusive glue repair to top left corner of card mount verso, otherwise in very good condition. A striking photographic portrait of the human geneticist and eugenicist Francis Galton, taken by Frederick Hollyer, the great late 19th-century celebrity photographer. Hollyer (1837–1933) was highly regarded for his fine platinum print reproductions of paintings, particularly those by the Pre-Raphaelites, whom he met in 1860 and for whom he did much to popularise their work. His other speciality became portraiture, and he was the photographer of choice for the celebrity set. For thirty years, from 1882 onwards, he reserved Mondays for welcoming sitters at his studio in Pembroke Square. "Hollyer made a great many revealing and intimate portraits. His subjects included many of the most important artistic, literary and society figures of the day … [He] prided himself on his immaculate technical skills and advocated making 'untouched' negatives and prints" (Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, p. 712). His series, Portraits of Many Persons of Note, comprises nearly 200 portraits and includes those of Aubrey Beardsley, Thomas Hardy, Lord Kelvin, William Morris, General Smuts, Ellen Terry, and W. B. Yeats, among others, and were applauded for their delicacy and subtle tonal range. This photograph of Galton was presumably taken as part of the series, and Galton lived only a short distance away, also in Kensington. The Victoria and Albert Museum hold one of the largest collections of Hollyer's work, including the three small albums of portraits which he assembled specially for his daughter.

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        Cyrano de Bergerac. Drame en cinq actes illustré par MM. Besnard, Flameng, Albert Laurens, Léandre, Adrien Moreau, Thévenot. Gravé par Romagnol

      Armand Magnier, Paris 1899 - Splendida legatura in mz. marocchino nocciola con angoli. Ds. figurato a colori con intarsi in pelle e titolo impresso in oro. Taglio superiore dorato. Carte di guardia a pettine. Copp. editoriali conservate all interno. Legatura firmata P. Affolter. Edizione a tiratura limitata e numerata, eseguita su papier vélin de cuve con xilografie in due stati (ns. esemplare n. 403/500). Eccellente stato di conservazione. Raffinata prima edizione illustrata del capolavoro di Rostand, apparsa l anno dopo l originale. 4to (cm. 28), 299 pp. Frontis. in rosso e nero con vignetta, ritratto dell A., 47 incisioni n.t. e 5 tavv. f.t. [Attributes: First Edition]

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