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        Tokyo Fuzoku Shi (Fuzokushi). [ ]. ["Chronicles of Tokyo Manners and Customs"].

      Tokyo: Fuzanbou (Fuzanbo), 1899-1902 (Meiji 35). First Edition. Original wrappers. Very good antiquarian condition. 3 vols., 8vo. COMPLETE SET. [1. Jokan, 1899: ] + [2. Chukan, 1900: ] + [3. Gekan, 1902: ]. 178 +168 + 204, 45 pp. Illustrated throughout with high-quality woodblocks, and also containing two KUCHIE woodblock prints (see below). Original Fukuro toji binding: color printed wrappers as issued, paper labels. Some wear and soiling (covers of Vol. 2 are quite soiled). Preserved in a fine protective case. Hirade's work on Tokyo customs, manners, and everyday life, is of the greatest importance to sociologists and urban historians of the Meiji era, still unsurpassed. The "Tokyo Fuzokushi" offers painstaking research and first-hand observations of Japan's greatest city at the dawn of the Industrial Age. Here the Tokyo experience is well illustrated and described topographically. In his erudite narrative, Hirade shares his wonder of the changes of Tokyo's physical and human landscape. These three volumes are tantamount to an ethnographic encyclopedia of Tokyo, describing the customs of Tokyo society, ranging from the poor and pitiful to the wealthy and powerful. It is a remarkable fact that even the most "unremarkable" details of life in Tokyo were not excluded. To take just one example: Hirade informs us that all aspects of funeral pageantry, from mourning clothes to artificial flowers and cages of birds for release, were available for hire. Naturally, the funeral arrangements were customized according to the social class of the decedent and survivor(s). For instance, a large and expensive bier (koshi) could be rented by upper-class mourners; it featured a miniature shrine carried on top of two parallel poles, and necessitated the employment of several footman. These koshi were used to carry high-quality horizontal coffins. By contrast, a kago bier (rented by middle-class mourners) required only two men to carry it, and were utilized to carry less expensive upright coffins. Hirade does not fail to add that the very poor squeezed the dead into what amounted to crude barrels (hayaoke), merely lashing the barrels to poles for transport on the shoulders of relatives or friends. Finally, Hirade goes on to describe a general shift in Tokyo from upright coffins to horizontal ones. Hirade observes changes in the traditions of escaping the summer heat: we learn that the hiring of boats on the Sumida River was on the wane; members of the leisure class were now boarding trains for leaure places elsewhere, even as far away as the mountains of Nikko and Chuzenjii. Hirade adds that, as a result, the restaurants along the Sumida riverbanks were experiencing a significant decrease in the summer trade of former days. It is not lost on Hirade that this account exemplifies economic and cultural tension in the transition between pastoral and industrial Tokyo. Other topics include (but are by no means limited to) descriptions of neighborhood youth activities in Tokyo; problems of juvenile delinquency, "modern" Tokyo cuisine and fine dining; theater and public ceremonies; Tokyo's neighborhood landlords; their responsibilities for the physical upkeep of neighborhood watch stations, and for the collection of funds used for festivals and other local activities; folklore of Tokyo residents; the notorious conditions of neighborhood streets (described locally as "mud soil"); and much more. The depth and richness in Hirade Kojiro's gazetteer is considerable. For instance, the chronicler provides graphic details of the lively Asakusa neighborhood before it was obliterated by the catastrophic 1923 Kanto Earthquake (the loss of life has been estimated in the six figures). But for the present Chronicle we would have little way of knowing that in 1902 Asakusa Park was elbow to chin with freak shows, clockwork automata, hydraulic automata, bawdy renditions of classics in loyalty and filial piety, figurative tableaux in bamboo basketry and dried kelp, raconteurs, thugs, and whores. In Vol. III, Hirade Kojiro reports the following in the area: "ball riders, acrobats and cage escapers, living dolls, hand dancing, sword dancing, foot tricks (like shooting arrows and writing calligraphy), comic kyogen, strongmen, sumo wrestling, top spinners, marionettes, moving pictures, dog theatre, monkey theatre, sparrow tricks," and also exotic beasts like "tigers, leopards, elephants, crocodiles, and serpents." By September 5th, 1923, all of the above were gone. The "Tokyo Fuzokushi" is justly considered to be an essential historical record of life in Tokyo during the early Meiji Period. The importance and rarity of this first edition is attested by the 1983 reprint of it (T ky : Nihon Tosho Sent , Sh wa 58); unfortunately the resolution of the reprint is extremely poor. Of the original edition, ours appears to be the only copy on the market, complete or otherwise.

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        Autograph manuscript. N. p., "Vendredi 9 Juin" to "Dimanche" [1899].

      1899. Folio. 4 pp. on bifolium. Self-reflexive notations in the manner of a diary: "[...] Il est des heures où je ferme les yeux en plein jour - où j'éprouve le besoin de ne plus penser où je voudrais être comme ce terrassier que je vois là bas travaillant comme une bête de somme, pour après tomber de fatigue physique et ne plus penser à rien - car depuis que je suis, je crois vraiment ne jamais avoir cessé d'être en éveil, la nuit, le jour, les fêtes, les repos forcés, m'ont jamais pu empêcher ma malheureuse cervelle d'être toujours en travail [...] Rien ne me laisse indifférent, tout mon malheur est là. Je prends feu sur tout. Si j'éprouve le besoin de fermer les yeux et de me cacher la face pour demander un peu de paix, ce n'est qu'un moment de répit car aussitôt un démon tentateur vient me reprocher mon repos et faire briller à mes yeux grands ouverts sur le monde, des beautés nouvelles [...] J'ai soif et j'ai faim - car je suis un gueux - et cette nourriture là est plus rare et plus difficile à trouver que la nourriture matérielle - une communion comme j'ai eu le bonheur d'en avoir une - et avec un être si supérieur ne se retrouve pas; Aujourd'hui nous avons énormément de jeunes hommes instruits, bacheliers, agrégés, licenciés - toute la lyre - mais je suis certain que tout ce qu'on leurs a appris n'en fait pas des êtres supérieures; c'est comme la bonne éducation et les habitudes mondaines, vous avez des gens distingués ou aimables mais nullement supérieures, ni doués [...]".

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        Original ink sketch of a foal

      [c.1899-1904]. Ink on paper. Sheet size: 76 x 42 mm. In excellent condition. Original ink sketch by Rackham, depicting a foal.

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        The Secret Memoirs (Limited edition 3 of 5 only), Banytun binding , written by himself now for the first time completely translated into English in four volumes

      Born in 1617, Roquelaure was a courtier at Versailles, the court of Louis XIV,during the times of the Cardinals, Richelieu then Mazarin.There is, as the unacknowledged translator writes 'We see, as through a kaleidoscope, all the fascinating details of Court life during the most brilliant and withal careless period of French monarchy: in the midst of the gaiety the Duke was one of the shining lights ... 'The Duke does not mince matters, he calls a spade a spade, and in most cases the names of the subjects of his chroniques scandaleuses are given in full, and are no mere mythical history of fictitious personages vaguely indicated by initials' 16mo" 4 volumes,I xii,383 pp, II xii,376 pp,III xii,373 pp,IV xii,369 pp, each clean light marbled endpapers,each blue cloth boards with quarter calf in blue,ornate devices to spine with copious gilt in excellent order, gilt title on morocco,five bands. A limited edition of five numbered copies only, of which this is number three Fine Banytun binding,plate of George T Juckes,Book Merchant & Exporter,325,St.martins Lane,London and at Brighton

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        Revue des études anciennes. Annales de la Faculté des Lettres de Bordeaux. Quatrième série. (59 Volumes)

      Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam - 1899-1940 / 1951-1967, Reprint Swets & Zeitlinger N.V. 1967-1969, Illustrated. 59 volumes in brown cloth. No dustjackets. Volume 1 with waterdamage without loss of text. Else in good - very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Song of the Wise Oleg. Original Russian - "K stoli?etii?u so dni?a rozhdenii?a Pushkina, 26 Mai?a 1899 goda - on the title page.

      Small folio 13 x 9 inches. 6 folding pages. Text printed in Russian. One side printed as front and rear covers. The other side, forming the interior comprising 6 leaves of superb chromolitho colour printing of Vasiliy Vasnetsov's paintings. During the last 20 years of his life Vasnetsov turned to his favorite lyrical subjects inspired by Russian fairy-tales. His painting influenced greatly the development of modernism and symbolism in Russian painting and poetry. Pushkin's poem "The Song of Oleg the Wise" is well known in Russia. Oleg comes upon a soothsayer who predicts that his horse will cause his death; in consequence the Prince hands over the beast to retainers so that he should never set eyes on it again. Some years later he hears of its death, and, pouring scorn on soothsayers, goes to visit its remains. As he stands by the skeleton a poisonous snake issues from the skull, dealing him a fatal bite and thus fulfilling the prophecy. This item will be available at the 2016 London ILEC International Fair stand no. 58

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        The Right to the Whole Produce of Labour. Translated by M. E. Tanner with an introduction and bibliography by H. S. Foxwell

      Macmillan, London 1899 - First edition in English. 8vo, cxviii, [ii], 271, [1] p., including half-title (with ownership stamp), uncut, original cloth, extremities worn, deaccessioned library bookplate on front pastedown and ownership inscription, old shelf-mark on spine. Sraffa 4073 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BERLINER ARCHITEKTURWELT Zeitschrift für Baukunst, Malerei, Plastik und Kunstgewerbe der Gegenwart.

      Jahrgang 1-21(all published). Berlin, Wasmuth, 1899-1919. 19 In original uniform decorated cloth volumes, ex-library bindings slightly soiled and damaged, but neatly restaured; plus 2 matching modern bound volumes. Minor defaults see below. A complete set of this important, well-illustrated documentary journal on architecture and design related to Berlin. Edited by Heinrich Jassoy, Ernst Spindler, Bruno Möhring. 6 plates and a few text-pages are included in perfect (colour) facsimile.Only 1 plate in Volume 15 (p. 490) is lacking.

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        The New Metropolis: 1600--Memorable Events of Three Centuries--1900. From the Island of Mana-Hat-Ta to Greater New York at the Close of the Nineteenth Century. Illustrated with One Thousand Engravings.

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1899. First edition. Blindstamped Cloth. Very Good. xxii, 639, [32] pp. 4to oblong, 10 by 13 inches. Profusely illustrated, photographs, drawings, maps, with some color. One of the most satisfying and entertaining of New York-related books that covers the entire landscape -- history, culture, architecture, its society, high and low -- shortly after the formation of the city as we now know it, with the merger of the five boroughs just one year before publication, in 1898. This book was issued to celebrate that event, but it is far, far more than a souvenir. In its comprehensiveness and authoritativeness, it remains a highly usable fount of information about aspects of the city both then and at times, surprisingly, today. There are probably no other books that alone can transport one back to the turn of the twentieth century in Gotham as seamlessly as this work, and its achievement literally towers over the vast literature about the city that has accumulated ever since. The cloth has minor soiling and edgewear. The interior is clean and tight -- remarkably so, given the weight of the oblong work. Light wear and a few rubbed spots with faded color on the cloth boards. A tipped in newspaper piece from 1933 on rear FEP. A short closed tear by hinge on FFEP. Overall a handsome, solid copy.

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        Electric movement in air and water,: Supplement

      Smith, Elder & Co, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes bound as one. 2nd edition, with supplement. 45 plates, many in color. Folio. Hardcover. Fine binding. Bound in modern leather, with gilt stamping, a lovely book. Embossed library stamp on title. Pages are clean and white. Armstrong a notable inventor. He gifted his gun patents to the British government and, as a result, was the first engineer and scientist to join the House of Lords. Armstrong was notable for his early proposals for renewable energy. He advocated for hydroelectric, wind, and solar power in the 19th century. In 1863 he predicted that 'England will cease to be a coal producing country...within 200 years.' His house, Cragside in Northumberland, was the first house to be powered by hydroelectric power. He calculated that "the solar heat operating on one acre [4047m2] in the tropics would ... exert the amazing power of 4000 horses acting for nearly nine hours every day' speculating that the 'direct heating action of the sun's rays' might be used 'in complete substitution for a steam engine.' See Higgins, Polly. "The origins of Hydroelectricity". The Ecologist, 2009. Also included are two reprinted reviews from Spectator from June 19, 1897 and Athenaeum in 1898 reviewing this book and discussing Armstrong's Theory of Matter. The significance of Armstong's work is more one of scientific beauty in their representation of electricity than a groundbreaking discovery. Subjects: Electric waves. Atmospheric electricity. Water -- Electrolysis. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Sectional Land Map of Western Washington Embracing the Pacific Coast Region Puget Sound Country. Map title: "Western Washington: comprising Chehalis, Clallam, Clarke, Cowlitz."

      Northern Pacific Railway. St. Paul, Minn. No date. Ca. 1899. - Black and white land map of Western Washington with coverage of areas of Western Oregon adjacent to the Columbia River. Folded map is 10 x 4 inches and opens to full size map 39 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches. The circa 1899 dating is based on mean monthly temperatures from 1890 through 1898. Map depicts several Indian reservations and the lines of the Northern Pacific, Long Beach Ilwaco, Southern Pacific lines (especially in Oregon), the Astoria and Columbia River Railroad, and others. Very good clean condition; several small breaks at folds. Fascinating documentation of the land settlement of the United States fostered by the railroad companies in the late 1800s. Provided on the verso along with photographs showing the wealth of the area (Columbia River salmon, orchards, gill net fishing, logging, etc.) are brief descriptions of Washington counties, paragraphs on "How to Get Government Land" and "Advice to Settlers" plus photographic views of Portland Oregon, Tacoma, and Seattle. Short discussion of Seattle reports a population of approximately 80,000 persons, 21 public schools, 69 churches, 37 newspapers and periodicals, with ship building and marine ways as leading industries. Text reports that Portland, on the other hand, "can safely claim to be the oldest, richest and most populous city in the Pacific Northwest" with a population of 100,000 (20,000 more than Seattle). Map in very good condition, with issues noted. An important early map of a burgeoning region. Listed in six libraries, OCLC Number:35190599 under map title: "Western Washington: comprising Chehalis, Clallam, Clarke, Cowlitz, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skanamia, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whatcom counties."

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        After Big Game in Central Africa. Records of a Sportsman from August, 1894 to November, 1897 when Crossing the Dark Continent from the Mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo … Translated from the French, with an introduction by Frederic Lees

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1899. First edition in English. Frontispiece portrait, 29 plates after photos and drawings, map, and numerous illustrations in the text. xxvii, 330, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth gilt, t.e.g. Spine ends bumped. Very good copy (lower inner hinge tender). First edition in English. Frontispiece portrait, 29 plates after photos and drawings, map, and numerous illustrations in the text. xxvii, 330, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Czech p. 98

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        The History of the Dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 1625 - 1807

      Henry Sotherland & Co., London 1899 - Original blue cloth binding with a speckled vellum spine. Title on front conver. Printed in red and black. Faded gilt military emblem on front and back cover. Covers are soiled. Bookplate on FFEP and neat inscription from previous owner on title page. Mounted on FFEP 10.0" x 8.5 certificate entitled "Draft for Approval of Committee". The rest of certificate in gilt script reads: "The history ofthe dress of the Royal (British) Artillery, presented by permission of His Imperial Majesty William II, Emperor of Germany, by the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, England. Woolwich, ______________ President, May, 1899. Royal Artillery Institution" Plates, engravings, list of original guarantors and subscribers. Tipped in errata sheet. 131 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jugend. Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben. 1899, Nr. 1 - 52.

      München u.a., Hirth`s, 1899. 2 Bde. 3 n.n. + 421 + 1; 3 n.n. + S. 426 - 875 + 1. OLwd. Komplett. In 2 Halbbänden, Original-Verlagseinband monographiert ID. - Gbrsp., V. leicht fleckig, tlw. kl. Einrisse, leichte Faltspuren, Bd. II: rückw. Deckel fleckig. - Mit Beiträgen von P. Altenberg, R. Auernheimer, J. Barbey d`Aurevilly, O. J. Bierbaum, G. D`Annunzio, A. Daudet, E. Eckstein, G. Falke, K. E. Franzos, L. Fulda, A. v. Gleichen-Russwurm, M. Halbe, P. Heyse, H. v. Hofmannsthal, A. Holitscher, O. v. Leitgeb, D. v. Liliencron, Loki, M. Maeterlinck, , E. Magnus, F. v. Oppeln-Bronokowski, F, v. Ostini, A. v. Perfall, R. M. Rilke, P. Rosegger, H. Salus, P. Scheerbart, J. Schlaf, A. Strindberg, L. Tolstoi, P. Verlaine, E. v. Wolzogen, Zeno, E. Zola, F. v. Zobeltitz u.a., sowie zahlreiche z. T. farbige Lithographien. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Zeitschriften

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        LA DOMENICA DEL CORRIERE.

      Corriere della Sera, 1899. (Codice CW/3521) Folio (38x29 cm) 692 pp. complessive circa. Prima annata completa in 52 numeri rilegati in un volume, rarissima. Preziosa raccolta, migliaia di illustrazioni nel testo, conserva tutte le 104 belle e suggestive copertine a colori di Achille Beltrame. Qualche ingiallitura, strappetti. Volume di grandi dimensioni, legatura dell'epoca in mezza tela con dorso mancante, ancora solida nell'insieme. I primi 5 fascicoli sono staccati, varie pagine interne sono allentate con le inevitabili usure ai margini. L'insieme è completo e genuino, esente da interventi (spesso maldestri) di riparazione. Euro 750.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Houssiaux Alexandre Broché 1899 18 volumes In-8 brochés, Edition définitive illustrée de gravures à l'eau-forte d'après les dessins de Emile Adam, A. Dawant, A.-F. Gorguet, P.-A. Laurens et C. Léandre et précédé d'un essai de biographie littéraire par Henry Céard, édition bien complète, en partie originale illustrée de 54 gravures hors texte et d'un portrait ; fines pliures aux dos, plats quelques fois légèrement salis, bel ensemble assez peu courant,en bon état. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("P. Kropotkin"). Viola Cottage, Bromley, Kent, 7. VI. 1899.

      1899. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An Charles Rowley unter anderem über seine Memoiren ("Memoirs of a revolutionist"): "[...] I am just finishing the next instalment of the Memoirs which has to be posted next Friday, for the States, - and every minute, even late at night, has to be given to it. Late with the MS., as always! And Sophie will not let herself be persuaded that she may go when I am working so hard as I am the last few days before posting the MS. But - will you be in London on Sunday? And if so - have you disposed of it already? If not, we should be delighted to have you with us for lunch at 1.30. There is a train which may bring you in good time. Think of it, dear friend, and if you can, we should be so pleased to have you in our cot and you would see all of us, including the little girl who every day grows to become a big girl [...]". - Bl. 2 mit einem kleinen Einriß am oberen Rand, sonst tadellos.

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        Collection of rock specimens from the Holy Land. [Palestine, no date, but late 18th or early 19th century].

      1899. Two olive wood boxes with hinged lid and sliding inside cover, each with 15 compartments within. Ca 10 x 5 x 3 cm each, lids and sides prettily inlaid with mother-of-pearl designs. List of contents (handwritten and printed) to lid interior. A set of two wooden souvenir reliquaries containing specimens of rock fragments collected on various historical sites of the Holy Land, each specimen in its own compartment, the label inside the lid identifiying the locality from where each piece was taken. Among these hallowed spots are the place where the Blessed Virgin Mary was concealed at Bethlehem ("ubi latuit B.V.M. in Betlem"), the house of Zacchaeus the tax collector ("De Domo Zachei"), the place where Christ stood when he announced the last judgment ("ubi predixit iudicium"), where the Blessed Virgin died ("ubi obiit B.V.M."), etc. While one of the labels inside the reliquaries' lid is printed (apparently from a woodblock, in rough characters), the other is hand-lettered; both labels would seem to betray the artisans' comparative unfamiliarity with the Latin alphabet. Inserted in the latter reliquary is a folded octavo leaf of paper with a German translation of all the captions ("Erklärung dieser H.

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        The Wind Among the Reeds

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated 1899 on title page. No erratta slip.) vii, 108 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good with light foxing and corner bumping, gilt well-rubbed (completely gone from spine), former owner's bookplate on paste down, small stub from vintage bookseller listing pasted on ffep with slight offsetting. A nice copy. Professor Virginia Hyde writes, "The Wind Among the Reeds, while setting a terminus to Yeats's early period, has clear continuities with his later poetry, in which mystical, artistic, and apocalyptic themes gain an expanding symbolism.

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        112 Original Signed Watercolours in De Luxe binding with Signed Photograph of the Artist.

      Cynicus 1899 - 12.5 x 18.5" album, half red leather/buckram binding with some decoration and the artist's name in gilt on the front panel. With a photograph of the author on the front pastedown inscribed "Very Sincerely Yours Cynicus. 22nd April 1899." Contains end papers and 52 pages of thick card with 112 original paintings for postcards adhered to them, all but one signed by the artist and all titled by him. The first 8 pages have 1 illustration per page c. 8 x 14.5". The 44 pages following have 2 paintings on each page, c.8.5 x 6.4". Binding is quite clean and bright with a bit of rubbing to the edges. End papers spotted. The contents are in very nice condition. Clearly acid free materials have been used throughout as there is hardly any spotting at all and just a few of the paintings have minor light marks which could well have originated from handling when they were being stuck into the album. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work, a superior set for discerning collectors, unrestored in the original bindings. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this book is compelling in every respect. First, of course, is the inherent merit of the work itself. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who participated in the decisive defeat of the Mahdist forces at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the first edition of The River War is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. In 1902 Churchill (then a new Member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of his criticism of Kitchener for political reasons.  All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. This first edition, first printing set approaches near fine condition, original and unrestored. The illustrated cloth bindings remain square and tight, notably without the gutter breaks or text block looseness endemic to the edition. The bindings are unusually bright, with strong, unfaded color that shows no discernible disparity in brightness between the covers and spine. We note only trivial wear to extremities, a few tiny scuffs, and an unobtrusive .25 inch blemish to the lower left corner of the Mahdi?s tomb gilt on the Volume II spine. The contents remain bright, with moderate spotting intermittent throughout, though substantially confined to page edges, prelims, and blank inner margins. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all of the extensive maps and plans, as well as the frontispiece portraits with their original tissue guards. Apart from spotting, the page edges are impressively bright and clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership inscriptions or bookplates. Per Cohen, first printing, second state, is confirmed by the second quotation mark on p.459 of Vol. II. Each volume is protected with removable, clear mylar and housed in its own blue cloth slipcase. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        Wiener Landwirthschaftliche Zeitung. Allgemeine illustrierte Zeitschrift für die gesammte Landwirthschaft, hrsg.von Hugo Hitschmann. 1899 bis 1924 in 26 Bände.

      Wien,1899-1924, 460x330mm,Halbperkalin.

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        Schriftsteller und Kulturhistoriker (1878-1938): Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, ohne Jahr [Ende 1899]. Kl.-8°. 2 S., Sehr früher Brief, wohl an den Herausgeber einer neu gegründeten Zeitschrift, kurz nach dem Einzug in seine Wiener Wohnung: \"Lieber Herr Doktor, // Meine Adresse ist von. nun. an // Wien. XVIII, Gentzgasse 7 // Ich erwarte die Korrektur meines Essays, von dem ich mit festem Gottvertrauen hoffe, daß er in der ersten Nummer erscheinen wird. Die Bölschesache [es geht wohl um den populärwissenschaftlichen Schriftsteller Wilhelm Bölsche] nehme ich noch heute in Angriff. In München war die Sache nicht zu machen; aber Sie bekommen sie noch rechtzeitig. // Im übrigen wünsche ich Ihrem jungen Unternehmen alles Glück, hoffend, daß es ein helles Banner der Kulturideale werden wird, um das sich gewiß alle fortschrittlichen Elemente scharen werden, umsomehr als ja Ihre Honorarsätze recht akzeptabel sind. In diesem Sinne // Ihr Egon Friedell\" - // - Friedell hatte in Bad Hersfeld das Abitur nachgeholt und danach in Heidelberg studiert. Seit er 1899 das Erbe seines Vaters zugesprochen bekommen hatte, war er finanziell unabhängig und ging zurück in seine Geburtsstadt Wien. Hier studierte er von 1900 an Philosophie bis zu seiner Promotion \"Novalis als Philosoph\" (1904) und schrieb Essays für Zeitungen und Zeitschriften. - Möglicherweise ging unser Brief an Karl Kraus, der im April 1899 \"Die Fackel\" gegründet hatte. Friedells erstes Essays (\"Vorturteile\") erschien dort aber erst 1905. Zur Zeit unseres Briefes bezog Friedell seine Wohnung in Wien 18, Gentzgasse 7, die er bis zu seinem Tode bewohnte. Am 16. März 1938 entzog er sich durch den tödlichen Sprung aus dem Fenster der Gentzgasse 7 der drohenden Verhaftung nach dem \"Anschluß\" Österreichs. - Selten! Versand D: 4,00 EUR Autograph, Autographs

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        La mosquée du Sultan Hassan au Caire. Cairo, Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1899.

      1899. Folio (422 x 522 mm). (8), 34 pp., 20 tables (3 double-sided, 1 coloured) and 9 illustrations within the text. Leaves and plates stored loosely in original decorated dark green cloth portfolio. First edition of this fundamental work on the Sultan Hassan mosque in Cairo, built in 1356/59 during the Mamluk era. One of the largest mosques in the world, it is famous not only for its sheer size, but also for its monumental portal, itself a work of art. - Herz (1856-1919), born a Hungarian in Arad County and trained as an architect in Budapest and Vienna, joined the Technical Office of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in 1882. In 188 he was made head architect of the Cairo "Comité de conservation des monuments de l'art arabe" and head conservator of Arabic monuments at the Egyptian ministry for religious foundations (waqf). His hopes that the publication of the monograph would lead to a commission for restoring the mosque were not to be fulfilled. - Occasional minor edge flaws, but well preserved. Rare: a single copy on the market since 1975. OCLC 7065880.

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        LA MOSQUEE DU SULTAN HASSAN AU CAIRE, OUVRAGE PUBLIE PAR LE COMITE DE CONSERVATION DES MONUMENTS DE L'ART ARABE

      Cairo: IFAO, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. TITLE PAGE IN BLACK AND RED WITH KHEDIVAL ARM, PREFACE BY THE COMMITEE, INTRODUCTION, 34PP OF TEXT IN FRENCH INCLUDING ARABIC AND 8 FIGURES, 20 FULL PAGE PLATES, PLATE 15 FINE COLOURED. THE BOOK IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND LOOSE AS PUBLISHED IN IT'S ORIGINAL FINE ISLAMIC MAMLOUK STYLE DECORATED DARK GREEN CLOTH BINDING. SCARCE AND FINE EX. ON THE ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE MAMLOUK ERA..

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        Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3.

      Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3, Oscar Wilde, Mustard boards with white cloth spine. Condition: In the very good-fine range.Light soiling to original publisher's two-tone mustard and white cloth boards and spine. Later Edition of the First Edition. London, Leonard Smithers, 1899. 8°. 31 pages. Original Hardcover (Quarter vellum with mustard boards).

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        Les stances

      1899. Editions de La plume, Paris 1899, 27x36cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Editions de La plume, Paris 1899, 27x36cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Originale, uno dei 100 esemplari numerati sulla Cina Edition, testina di stampa. Autograph firmata dall'autore Karl Boès. Libro illustrato con un ritratto dell'autore di Antonio de la Gandara. Pochi foxing minore. La nostra copia è presentato in camicia con la schiena data marocchino rosso coda, carta marmorizzata piatto, rivestito caso marocco degli stessi piatti e carta marmorizzata. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de Jean Moréas à Karl Boès. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur par Antonio de la Gandara. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise avec dos de maroquin rouge, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, étui bordé du même maroquin et plats de papier marbré.

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        Cyrano de Bergerac. Comédie héroïque en cinq actes, en vers.

      Paris ARMAND MAGNIER 1899 1Paris, Armand Magnier Editeur, Hérissey, 1899, in-8, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos lisse titré or, tête dorée, 299 pages. Cet exemplaire est le numéro 305, il est sur papier vélin de cuve avec des états des bois dont 1 état avant la lettre sur papier de Chine et l'état avec lettre sur vélin. Le dos d'origine est présent. Pour cet ouvrage, ont collaborés François THEVENOT pour la couverture et le portrait, Adrien MOREAU pour le premier acte, Charles LEANDRE pour le deuxième acte, Albert LAURENS pour le troisième acte, François FLAMENG pour le quatrième acte et Albert BESNARD pour le cinquième acte. Les gravures sont de ROMAGNOL. De plus, contient quatre essais de gravures en couleurs. Quelques rousseurs internes, infimes usures au dos et aux mors.

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        Summit of the Sasseneire - Adventures & Exploration by British Reverend James Outram

      Switzerland, 5-27 August, 1899. Manuscript fair journal recording a three week alpine adventure of mountain climbing, trekking, and exploring remote villages in the Pennine Alps, which features one ascent made to the summit of the Sasseneire with British reverend and mountaineer James Outram whom is best known for his pioneering ascents in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Also with mention of the fatal climbing expedition of Owen Glynne Jones which took place only days after the writer was climbing in the same mountain range in Valais. 8vo. 122 pages. Original black morocco binding and marbled endpapers, recent spine. A splendidly descriptive mountaineer's account of his adventures and explorations in the Pennine Alps and Saas Valley of the Canton of Valais, Switzerland, through majestic passes and quaint villages seldom visited by foreigners, and reaching at least two summits. The mountaineer is unidentified, although he is from England, possibly a reverend like Outram, and certainly a skilled writer. Text reveals that he had made a journey to Lake Geneva in 1897 and to Moutier in 1896. Some of the places visited include Évolène, Valais, Rhone Valley, Brig, Martigny, St. Maurice, Montreux, Glion, Vevey, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Bâle, Saint Bernard (Mont Blanc), Trient, Visp, Sasseneire (mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps), Villeneuve, Lake Geneva, Chillon, and Arolla, where he observes the nuances of local custom including dress and festivities. Of particular interest is the detailed account of summiting the Sasseneire with Reverend James Outram (1864-1925), a British clergyman, renowned mountaineer who made the first ascents of the Canadian Rockies. [Outram began climbing in the Swiss Alps, and went to Canada in 1900 with his brother, also a reverend, William Outram, only shortly after this journal was penned.] Whilst reflecting on his climb with Outram on the 19th of August 1899, amidst the peaks of Valais, he reflects on the fatal mountain climbing accident of famous Welsh mountaineer Owen Glynne Jones, who died on the 28th of August on the Ferpècle arête of the Dent Blanche. [Jones' guides Elias Furrer, Clemenz Zurbriggen and Jean Vuignier were also killed. The four men fell about 1,650 feet (500 m). Mr. F. W. Hill was the party's only survivor.] The diary begins with the adventurer's departure from London 5 August 1899, and provides captivating detail of the journey from urban centers, to vast open regions, first through the Italian Alps, then through the Lepontine Alps, where in the valley of the Wasenhorn crews were busy excavating for railway construction in the Simplon Pass. By 12 August the writer is climbing and trekking in the Saas Valley. He includes pleasing descriptions of the villages Saas-Gund, Saas-Fee and others, the Rossbodenhorn and a "little cabaret on the very edge of the rocky cliff" to which the party climbed up, interesting historical events, ruins, magnificent scenes, and so forth. Ending rather abruptly on 27 August, his final entry is made at Bâle. Excerpts from the manuscript: August 9. "Brig the terminus of the Jura-Simplon Railway at present is a busy little town of 1200 inhabitants situated on the Rhone... Being the starting point of the Simplon route to Italy gives it some importance. The town has a somewhat Italian element in it... has an old castle... Berisal, the 3º refuge 500 y' we took however... Berisal is very beautifully situated high on a promontory rock, with a fine view. It is a good health resort. There we had lunch and while we were at it the diligences came in and changed horses..." August 10. "...Iselle. Here is the Italian custom house, they seem to be most particular about tobacco in Italy... Just beyond Iselle is the south entrance of the great Simplon Tunnel now in course of construction... commenced in 1898, and will be the largest in the world, 12 1/2 miles... It is to be completed in 1903, and the estimated cost will be £2.780.000..." August 12. "... The whole upper part of Monte Moro is a snowfield... the scene at the top of the pass is unsurpassed... absolute perfection. The amphitheatre of mountains consists of the majestic Monte Rosa group, flanked by the Punta delle Loecie, Pizzo Blanco, and Fallarkuppe.... the Saas Valley with the Bietsthorn of the Bernese Alps in the distance... The descent... also on snow for some distance but we glissaded a good deal to get down quickly... the descent is by the way of the Thalliboden glacier over huge masses of rock and boulder... 1200 ft takes about 3/4 hour... this valley is a rough and barren, desolate place... shows the effect of recession of the glaciers during recent times... There are 3 which have shrunk..." August 15. "Descended the Saas-Thal to Visp... Stalden is very picturesquely situated at the junction of 2 valleys... Sion the chief town of the Valais... ruined castle of Tourbillon" August 17. "... Vex is seen ahead... views behind of Sion & the Rhone are good... with the Dents de Veisivi & Pic d'Arzinol... Tête Blanche, the Dent Blanche & the Dent d'Hérens. The growth of vines, walnuts, chestnuts & maize extends as far as Vex." August 18. "Went to Arolla. Day most glorious. The Val d'Herens in which Evolene lies divides at Haudères 1 hour to the south of the village into two branches... Between them forming the projecting mass of mountains are the Grande & Petite Dents de Veisivi - the former 11.237' is memorable as the mountain from which the Hopkinson fell in 1898. The father, eminent electrician, the son and 2 daughters, they fell and went dashed to pieces. They had no guide but were roped together... in the morning we saw the funeral procession of this poor woman who was killed by the land slip. The body was placed on one of the village carts and covered with a cloth, no coffin..." August 19. "Started at 5.45 am with Mr Outram & Mr Gall for the Sasseneire, 10,693, the mountain lying to the East of Evolena. The route early in the morning lies in shade for the first half. At first the path to Villa is taken. It then ascends the Alp Cotter in long zigzags & taking a wind bend to the N. We however did not keep to this but took a straight line up the mountain side, very steep in places... whether we saved time was doubtful, but Mr O had a large map with all the contour lines down & a compass and struck this way. After having got over the Alp with its grassy surface we had nothing but rough slatey debris to traverse till we got to the Col de Sarrent 9563... nothing but a narrow ridge all the way not wide enough for two persons... In 2 or 3 places it is broken... at the foot of one was a hole or chasm over which we had to jump. The actual peak was reached in this way... we rested some time till we got somewhat cold... The ascent took 5 1/2 hours. We then descended to the Col where we again waited... Mr. O. went along the opposite ridge towards the Pointe de Preylet like a goat and we saw him climbing a small rocky peak... Mr. Outram, the elder brother was English Chaplain at Evolena for the month of August. He is a great climber and experienced. Thursday he ascended the Dent Blanche - with a friend and 2 guides... The evening of following day I saw him arrive, he was very tired... very well however... It was only a few days after this that the fatal accident occurred when Mr. Jones & 3 guides were killed, and Mr. Hill his companion returned alone to Zermatt after hours... a very dreadful occurrence." [Also in the Arolla district, six days later, August 25, brothers James and William Outram accompanied by Jean Maitre, reached the summit of the Grande Dent de Veisivi by way of the unclimbed south ridge.] August 20. "Sunday is a good day for studying the natives - who are very distinctive in the Val d'Herens... more intelligent that the peasants in other parts of the Canton de Valais... " August 25. "...Another fine day, after breakfast we looked at Villeneuve, a small walled town dating from Roman times... as it is not a place for visitors we had equally good accommodation & food at much lower charge... The castle of Chillon dates from at latest the 9th century & was much added in the 13th century. It was the residence of the Counts of Savoy and then a state prison - now it is being restored... It is unnecessary to describe it further now, as I did so in 1897 except that its renovation.... There is an electric tram from Chillon..." August 27. "... Lausanne... took the 2 pm train for Bâle [Basel] via Yverdon & Neuchâtel... "The large Cocoa Factory of Suchard is near the station..." End Excerpts.

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        Archive collection, consisting of preliminary studies and drafts for his magnum opus "Geschlecht und Charakter" ("Sex and Character") as well as for "Eros und Psyche", together with notes and autobiographical writings. [Vienna], c. 1899-1902.

      1899. Altogether c. 700 pp., mainly written in Weininger's meticulous handwriting, but also including some more perfunctory pages in Latin script, some shorthand. Numerous corrections and deletions. Some browning and wrinkling, occasional paper flaws to edges. Various formats, but mostly 4to (34 x 21 cm), as well as a few pieces in-8vo and small formats. Well preserved altogether. Extensive and previously unknown partial estate of the ill-fated Austrian philosopher. Of outstanding importance for a scholarly study of the textual development of Weininger's principal work as well as for the biography of the controversial philosopher. The present collection mainly comprises preliminary studies and working drafts for his dissertation "Eros und Psyche", as well as for "Geschlecht und Charakter" ("Sex and Character"), the notorious magnum opus which he expanded from his dissertation. Also included are numerous citations and excerpts from Weininger's literary studies, several library order slips, some exercise books and letters, a portrait, and a short autobiographical statement, as well as his father's written permission that Otto learn how to handle a gun. - Weininger's major work, a precocious study of the relationship of sex and character which earned the author his Ph.D. degree, was dismissed at first but gained immediate popularity after he shot himself at the age of 23. The work remains a key document of Vienna fin-de-siècle thinking. In spite of his rabid misogyny and antisemitism, Weininger was considered genius by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein as well as the writer August Strindberg.

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        [Trading Centres of the Persian Gulf]. [London, Royal Geographical Society], 1899-1900.

      1899. 8vo. pp. 293-298 and 211-216 of the Geographical Journal of 1899 and 1900, respectively. With an illustration of the Mausolia near Bandar Abbas. Offprints in modern wrappers. Parts 5 and 6 of Stiffe's account of former and ancient trading centres of the Arabian Gulf, treating Kung (pp. 294-297, 1899) and Bandar 'Abbas (211-215, 1900), both on the Persian coast. Well-preserved. Cf. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 2135 (vols IV and VII).

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        Autograph letter signed. N. p., 4. IX. 1899.

      1899. 8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium. To his friend, the architect Alfred Theuerzeit who had been engaged to design and construct Mahler's lakeside villa (known as his "study").

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        Ekonomicheskie etiudy i stat'i [i.e., Economic Studies and Essays]. K kharakteristikie ekonomicheskago romantizma. - Permskaia kustarnaia perepis'. - Perly narodnicheskago prozhekterstva. - Ot kakogo nasliedstva my otkazyvaemsia? - K voprosu o nashei fabrichno-zavodskoi statistikie. St. Petersburg, A. Leifert, 1899 [but: October 1898].

      1899. 8vo. (4), 290 pp. Modern blue half cloth with marbled covers and gilt lettering to red spine label; original upper wrapper cover bound within. Very rare first edition of Lenin's first published book, the seminal miscellany of his economic papers, which constitutes the first outline of his revolutionary ideas. The work consists in five economic essays/studies, four of which are published here for the first time, and one of which had been published the previous year, in installments, in the magazine "Novoye Slovo", April-July 1897. Before the present publication, only very few of Lenin's papers and articles had been published, and none of them in book form. The present publication brings to light Lenin's elaboration of the tasks of the Russian Marxists (both as to their programme, their tactics, and the organization as such) ("The Heritage We Renounce") and gives us the basis for his take on Marxism. Much of the original material published here was used by Lenin, both directly (e. g., the "Handicraft Census") and indirectly (forming a basis for the work) in his later published book "The Development of Capitalism in Russia" (1899), which established his reputation as a Marxist theorist. Furthermore, the present publication comprises Lenin's earliest economic writings directed against the Narodniks. As a whole, the present publication gives us the first rounded picture of Leninist thought and provides us with the basis for Leninist economics and politics. - Slight browning and staining, mainly limited to the title and final page (with some edge chipping to title); old Kiev library stamp. An excellent, untrimmed copy with the original printed wrapper cover present. Khronologicheskii ukazatel' proizvedenii V. I. Lenina 134. OCLC 83891462.

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        The Works of Thackeray. With Biographical Introductions by his daughter, Anne Ritchie.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1899.. FINELY BOUND. In thirteen volumes, complete. Octavo. Illustrated throughout by the author as well as Frederic Walker, J.E. Millais, and several other artists. Contemporary deep red half calf with twin green title labels and extra gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. A handsome set in an old, very attractive leather binding.

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        THE AIMS OF ZIONISM

      New York: American Federation Of Zionists, 1899. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 21 pages; 23 cm. Singerman 5569. The First Separate Publication in America with the word ?Zionism? in the title. NLI lists a work (?Zionism Reborn at Basel?) supposedly published by Mizrahi Hatzair in New York in 1898; however this date is dubious as the organization did not exist until 1921?and no other copies are listed on OCLC. From the series, ?Publications of the American Zionists. No. 1.? This is the Federation of American Zionists? first ever publication. Gottheil served as the founding president of the historic organization. ?Initially founded in 1897 as an organization for the greater New York area, the (Federation) was established as a national organization at a conference in New York the next year where the constitution was adopted by the delegates with Richard Gottheil elected as president and Stephen S. Wise as honorary secretary. ? (Wikipedia, 2016) Gottheil ?was president of the American Federation of Zionists (from 1898 to 1904) , and worked with both Stephen S. Wise and Jacob De Haas as organizational secretaries? Gottheil attended the second Zionist Congress in Basel establishing relationships with Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau. ? (Wikipedia, 2016) The publication is a an address delivered by Gottheil before the West Side Zionist Society in New York on November 1st, 1898. Also includes a list of the founding officers of the Federation, including Gottheil, Wise, Marcus Jastrow, and others. A rare landmark publication in the history of American Zionism. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Some edgewear. Overall in about very good condition. (AMR-48-66)

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        Vues de Provence. Deuxième série.

      Imprimerie Marseillaise Marseille 1899 In-folio ( 355 X 270 mm ), broché sous couverture rempliée et chemise cartonnée à dos de percaline gris souris, titre doré sur le premier plat. Titre illustré en couleurs et 50 superbes photographies tirées sur beau papier sous serpentes légendées, principalement des calanques marseillaises et de l'arrière pays provençal par le photographe A. LEZER dit "Le chantre des calanques". Usures aux coins et coupes de la chemise, livre en bon état mais dérelié, les photographies sont très fraîches. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de A. LEZER ( Nom du dédicataire effacé ). Très rare. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        NOTRE AMI LE CHAT

      Paris, Rothschild 1899. Un volume in-8°(23x14cm); Broché. Couverture illustrée.264p.Ouvrage orné de 200 illustrations et de 5 eaux-fortes(Manet;E.Lambert;Crafty,A.Gautier,Champfleury).Couverture défraichie; Dos scotché. Intérieur propre; ensemble correct. Chats dans l'art.L'histoire. La litterature. histoire naturelle du chat; Les races.chats sauvages.chats domestiques;Les maladies des chats.chats modernes;..

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        Festons und Decorative Gruppen, aus Pflanzen und Thieren Jagd-, Touristen-, und Anderen Gerathen.

      1899 - The famous Lenox China company used some of the images from this collection for giftware designs. The work was published in four editions with the first edition published in 1897. This is the third edition. GERLACH, Martin. Festons und Decorative Gruppen, aus Pflanzen und Thieren Jagd-, Touristen-, und Anderen Gerathen. A Complete Portfolio of the third edition of "Festons und Decorative Gruppen," containing the text with foreword by Dr. Richard Graul and all 141 collotype prints, (1-118, 118a, 119-140) published by Gerlach & Schenk, Vienna, Austria, 1899. 405 x 320 mm. £850 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Alphonse Daudet édition définitive 18 Volumes

      Littérature Alexandre Houssiaux éditeur, 1899, 1900, 1901, ROMAN: T1:Le petit chose, 385 pages.T2:Fromont jeune et Risler Ainé, 359 pages.T3:Jack moeurs contemporaines, 627 pages.T4:Le Nabab, 500 pages. T5: Les Rois en Exil, 361 pages. T6: Numa Roumestan-L'évangéliste, 600 pages. T7:Tartarin de Tarascon-Tartarin sur les Alpes-Port Tarascon, 520 pages.T8:Sapho-L'immortel, 446 pages. T9: La Petite Paroisse-Rose et Ninette, 410 pages.T10:Soutien de Famille, 376 pages. CONTES ET NOUVELLES: T1:Les Amoureuses-Lettres de mon Moulin, 380 pages.T2:Contes du Lundi-Robert Helmont. T3:Les Femmes d'Artistes-La Fédor-Le Trésor d'Arlatan-La belle Nivernaise-Légendes et récits, 355 pages. THEATRE:T1:La Dernière Idole-Les Absents-L'Oeillet Blanc-Le Frère Ainé-Le Sacrifice-Lise Tavernier, 462 pages.T2:L'Arlésienne-Fromont Jeune et Risler Ainé-Le Nabab, 458 pages.T3:Le Char-Jack-Sapho, 489 pages.T4:La Lutte pour la Vie-L'Obstacle-La Menteuse, 399 pages.ETUDES ET SOUVENIRS:Entre les Frises et la Rampe-Etudes et Paysages-Trente Ans de Paris-Souvenirs d'un Homme de Lettres, 420 pages.Belle reliure 1/2 cuir à coins, tranche supérieure dorée, couvertures et dos conservée, rousseurs très présentent sur les 2 premiers volumes, très frais pour les autres volumes. Bon Couverture rigide

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1899 - This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work, a superior set for discerning collectors, unrestored in the original bindings. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this book is compelling in every respect. First, of course, is the inherent merit of the work itself. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who participated in the decisive defeat of the Mahdist forces at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the first edition of The River War is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. In 1902 Churchill (then a new Member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of his criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. This first edition, first printing set approaches near fine condition, original and unrestored. The illustrated cloth bindings remain square and tight, notably without the gutter breaks or text block looseness endemic to the edition. The bindings are unusually bright, with strong, unfaded color that shows no discernible disparity in brightness between the covers and spine. We note only trivial wear to extremities, a few tiny scuffs, and an unobtrusive .25 inch blemish to the lower left corner of the Mahdi’s tomb gilt on the Volume II spine. The contents remain bright, with moderate spotting intermittent throughout, though substantially confined to page edges, prelims, and blank inner margins. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all of the extensive maps and plans, as well as the frontispiece portraits with their original tissue guards. Apart from spotting, the page edges are impressively bright and clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership inscriptions or bookplates. Per Cohen, first printing, second state, is confirmed by the second quotation mark on p.459 of Vol. II. Each volume is protected with removable, clear mylar and housed in its own blue cloth slipcase. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Briefkarte mit U. Brüssel, 1899.

      1899. 2 SS. Qu.-12mo. Beiliegend eh. adress. Umschlag (die Briefmarke ausgeschnitten). An Helene von Taussig in Wien: "Madame, Vous m'avez fait l'honneur de me demander un example de mon écriture. Je saisis cette occasion que gracieusement vous avez vouler m'offrir, pour exprimer une fois encore ma reconnaissance du tant aimable accueil qui m'a été fait dans votre belle ville capitale, si somptueuse et si elégant [...]".

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        A Supplement to the Ninth Edition of Findlay's Sailing Directory for the South Atlantic Ocean, Including Revised Descriptions of the East Coast of South America and the West Coast of Africa. ‎

      London: Richard Holmes Laurie. 1899 - London. Richard Holmes Laurie. 1899. Blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front board. ‎London. 1899. Richard Holmes Laurie. 192PP plus 6 pages of Abridge Catalogue of Charts and 2pp of adverts. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Pasted in original letter on Prince Line headed paper regarding a nautical accident - see photos. Also inserted in the binding are 2 x Notice to Mariners - to which the second has affixed to it the letter. Both of these stand proud to the main binding. Newspaper cuttings stuck by an old captain to the front and rear. ‎Good. Condition Report Externally · See above and photos Internally See above and photos [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Album vittoriano,

      fine '800 circa, 4to (cm. 25 x 29) mezza pelle, dorso con strappi, pagine 64 con circa 500 bellissimi ritagli originali cromolitografici, in rilievo e non. Animali, fiori, bambini, scenette, costumi, ecc. ecc. Bellissimo !

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        FETES GALANTES

      Slnd (achevé d'imprimer : 1899 pour la société artistique du livre illustré). In-4 plein papier brun marbré à la bradel, couverture et dos conservés, 102 pp. Chaque poème est illustré de 2 gravures et précédé d'une page de titre également illustrée par une gravure.Bel exemplaire sur Chine réservé aux collaborateurs et offert à monsieur Carteret ; reliure signée CARAYON. Déchirure dans un angle de la première page de garde et reliure un peu frottée, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        THE SCIENTIFIC MEMOIRS OF THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY 5 VOLUMES (including supplement)

      Macmillan and Co. Ltd, London, 1899. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 5-volume set (complete). .. Edited by Michael Foster and E.Ray Lankester . 5 volumes being the four original volumes and the supplementary volume which was published some years later ). Large 8vo, Vol I - xv, 606 pgs, partly unopened, 32 plates. Vol. 2 - xi, 612 pgs, 39 plates. Vol. 3 - xi , 623 pgs, partly unopened, 30 plates , 2 maps. Vol 4 - xii, 689 pgs, partly unopened, 28 plates. Original publishers cloth with gilt title on spine. Spine faded and boards slightly shelf worn with some corners bumped else clean and sound. Contents largely unread, occasional faint foxing to some margins. The supplementary volume binding does not match the four main volumes. Altogether an exceptional set. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science and Technology; Inventory No: 9568..

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        City of New York - First annual report of the city superintendent of schools to the board of education for the year ending july 31, 1899

      New York, imprime par "John Polhemus printing company, 121 Fulton street, New York", 1899. Format 16x24 cm, superbe reliure plein cuir havane, plats et dos ornes, filet, contre filet, fleurons en coins, toutes tranches dorees, 333 pages. Ouvrage en langue anglaise. Coins frottes.Bon etat.

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