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        Sense and Sensibility.

      London: George Allen,, 1899. With an introduction by Joseph Jacobs and illustrations by Chris Hammond. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and elaborate decoration to spine and front board gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations to text. Gentle roll to spine, occasional spotting to pages mostly to prelims, ownership inscriptions to verso of front blank. A very good copy. Elegantly illustrated by Hammond, bound in the attractive art nouveau-style gilt decorated cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Shika-shu Jintai-Shoka.

      42 pp. compendium of poems by noted figures including Koshiro Onchi, who also designed the book and its layout, accompanied by 8 reproductions of photographs by the noted avant-garde photographer Katsuji Fukuda (1899-1991) mostly showing images of the female nude. 4to. Stiff printed and illustrated wrpps., sl. shaken. Tokyo (Fugaku Honsha) 1947.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Dramatic Romances and Lyrics.

      1899 - ONE OF 210 COPIES (from an edition of 220 copies) printed on Arnold handmade paper, with a wood-engraved border to the initial page of text, of intertwined leaves and twigs, and several large initial letters in the text incorporating leaves, all designed by Charles Ricketts, pp. 122, 8vo, original white buckram, backstrip lettered in gilt and darkened, some light overall soiling and a small amount of bubbling to cloth, top edge dustsoiled, small area of adhesive residue to rear free endpaper, good. With a note on headed paper from Charles Home McCall, printer at the Ballantyne Press, presenting this copy to his daughter: 'Janey, so gratefully from Daddy & Mummy, with affection as deep as respect. Two [the other unknown] of my Vale Press Books*, April 1955 *Which in my early years - the "nineties" - I helped Chas Ricketts, Chas Holmes and Chas McCall my father to "make"'. An excellent association copy of this Vale Press book. (Watry B26)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Die Insel. Monatsschrift mit Buchschmuck und Illustrationen. Year I, First Quartal (1899) through Year III, Fourth Quartal (1902) (all published).

      1899. A complete run, in 10 variously paginated volumes, of the literary and artistic monthly, edited by Otto Julius Bierbaum, A. W. Heymel, and Rudolf Alexander Schroeder, with most important contributions by Wedekind, Dauthendey, Schlaf, Dehmel, Heinrich Mann, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Rudolf Borchardt, and other writers and poets, and with illustrations and decorative graphic works by Marcus Behmer, Felix Vallotton, Thomas Theodor Heine, Georg Minne, et al. 8vo. and small 4to. All fascicules bound in leather backed decorative boards, raised spines, gilt details. Berlin/Leipzig 1899-1902.

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        ATLAS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON: SOUTH BOSTON

      1899 - [ATLAS]. ATLAS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON: SOUTH BOSTON. Philadelphia: G. W. Bromley Co., 1899. Folio, 23". Street index and 33 double-page maps - outline and index map and 32 plates - measuring 32.5" x 22.5". Ffep missing. Outline and index map has tear near bottom where sheet folds. Plate 1 partly detached. Plates 29, 30, 31 are detached. Plates 2 and 32 have pencil annotations. Bound in 1/2 leather, which is flaking. Interiors are bright, some soil. Good.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan

      Leonard Smithers and Co, London 1899 - Limited to 1000 copies of which this is no. 323. Small quarto (21.75cm.); lavender gilt-stamped cloth with designs by Charles Shannon; [16],151pp. Spine a touch darkened; few spots of foxing to front board, with an area of mild discoloration (ca 2" diameter) at center. Gilt decorations remain bright and text block is fresh; a solidly Very Good though not sparkling copy of Wilde's most enduring masterwork. MASON 381. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Floral Art of Japan:

      Tokyo: Kelly and Walsh, Limited,, 1899. being a Second and Revised Edition of the Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement. Quarto. Original green cloth, slightly bevelled boards, title gilt to the spine, pictorial decoration across both boards in gilt. 72 plates, 14 of them in colour, numerous illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, and very slightly soiled, free endpapers browned, later gift inscription to the title page, light toning to the text, overall very good. Second and revised edition of the first English language manual on Ikebana, in which "additional outline plates and figures in the text have been introduced, as well as new coloured plates from designs expressly made by Ogata Gekko, one of the best living artists of the Popular School", and the text "augmented to some extent" (Preface). Following study at the South Kensington College of Art and University College, "Conder was employed in the architectural office of William Burges. Burges was the foremost medievalist in the architectural profession and, since the London exhibition of 1862, which featured a display of Japanese craftwork, had developed a keen interest in Japan" (ODNB). In 1876 Conder travelled out to Japan to take up the post of professor of architecture at the recently-established Imperial College of Engineering; "His work in Japan involved him in teaching the first generation of architects in the Western tradition and in acting as architect to the new energetic and innovative Japanese government. Because of William Burges's medievalism, Conder arrived in Japan receptive to it and to its culture. He taught his students to admire and be proud of the great Japanese temples and castles. Nevertheless, Conder's basic teaching was geared to European, rather than Asian, architecture ? His pupils, including Kingo Tatsuno, Tatsuzo Sone, Tokuna Katayama, Yorinaka Tsumaki, and George Shimoda, became important Western-style architects". This was one of a number of works that he published, offering fairly detailed but entirely lucid expositions of Japanese arts for the Western connoisseur.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA (in the Rare Dust jacket)

      New York: Doubleday & McClure Co, 1899. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. In the original gray printed dust jacket. First issue with "eye" as the last word on line 12, page 245 and line 16 reading "so pretty." INSCRIBED and signed in full by the author, "Newton Booth Tarkington, and with a Lewis Carroll quote, in the author's hand. The quote also provides the title for chapter four; 384 pages. Bound in green pictorial cloth depicting a stalk of corn in cream, lettered and accented in orange; spine lettered in gilt and again stamped with a corn stalk, all plants pointing upward (which is a first issue point). A lovely copy nearly fine, in the rare printed dust jacket showing old tape mends and loss at spine. Housed in an early morocco backed slipcase showing a few scuffs, with chemise. There is no recorded sale of this title in it's original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE JUDAEANS/ JUDAEAN ADDRESSES, VOLS I-IV [lacking the final volume V]

      Bloch 1899-1933, New York - 8vo; 1st edition. Original Publisher’s green cloth with gilt design. 8vo; 24 cm; 196 pages, 192 pages, 216 pages, 243 pages. Vol. 1 carries the title, "The Judaeans." Each volume includes essays from the following periods: [I.] 1897-1899. -- II. 1900-1917. -- III. 1918-1926. -- IV. 1926-1932. Contents: Vol I. - This introduction to the four volume publication outlines the organization. Essays include "Anti-Zionist Meeting", By-Laws of the Society, and more. - Vol II – Includes a list of meetings and papers read, constitution, list of officers, list of members Articles are "President's Address as Tenth Anniversary Meeting - 'The Aims and Ideals of The Judaeans,'" Henry M. Leipziger, "Function of Jewish Scholarship," Josph Jacobs, "The Mission of the Jewish Encyclopedia," K. Kohler, "Dr, Schechter and Jewish Scholarship in America," Emil G. Hirsch, "Rebellion Against Being a Problem," Solomon Schechter, "Jewish Immigrants and Judaism in the United States," Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, "The Jews as Elements in the Population, Past and Present," Louis Marshall, "The Jew as a Citizen," Morris Loeb, "The Congress of Berlin and the Jew," George S. Hellman, "Louis Loeb - A Tribute," Leo Mielziner, "The Jews and Economic Life: A Review of Sombart's 'Jews and Capitalism,'" Samuel Schulman, "The Jew in his Relation to the Law of the Land," Max J. Kohler, "Address at Meeting in His Honor," Israel Abrahams, "Ruppin's 'Jews of Today,'" Maurice H. Harris, "Schnitzler's 'Prof. Bernardi,'" Bernard Naumberg, "The Jew as a Citizen of England," David de Sola Pool, "The Jew as a Citizen of France," Sol M. Strook, "The Jew as a Citizen in Germany," Leon Hühner, "The Jew as a Citizen in Holland, Italy and Switzerland," Arthur K. Kuhn, "Yiddish Literature in the United States - Its Relation to the Masses," Leon S. Moisseiff, "A Quarter Centiry of the Jewish Immigrant in America," Henry Moskowitz, "The Novel, Jew," Jacob H. Hollander. - Vol III Includes "Leipziger Memorial Exercises, " Addresses by Samson Lachman, Herbert L. Bridgman, Stephen S. Wise, Joseph L. Buttenweiser, George F. Kunz, and Louis Marshall, "The Essence of Judaism, " Theodore Reinach, "Meeting in Honor of the Earl of Reading, Lord Chief Justice of England and Special British Envoy to the United States, " addresses by Samson Lachman, Julius J. Frank, Jacob H. Schiff, Abram I. Elkus, Stephen J. Wise, The Earl of Reading, "Ameircan Jewish War Relief Abroad, " Daivd M. Bressler, "Biblical Criticism and Jewish Science, " Felix Perles, "Attitude of the Last Twenty Years and Present Conditions of Jewish Learning, " Ismar Elbogen, "Leisure, " Israel Abrahams, "The Lesson from Tutankh-Amon's Tomb for the Jew, " Kaufmann Kohler, "Israel Zangwill Meeting, " Addresses by Samson Lachman, Israel Zangwill, Louis Marshall, Horace Stern, Simeon Strunsky, "The Crisis of European Civilization (Noelting and Spengler), " Ludwig Stein, "Race Theory and Anti-Semitism, " Julius Goldstein, "Immigration and Racial Discrimination, " Max J. Kohler, "The Jewish Colonization Work in Russia, " James N. Rosenberg, "The World Court and the Protection of Racial and Religious Minorities, " Addresses by Samson Lachman, Louis Marshall, Manley O. Hudson, and Arthur K. Kuhn. - Vol IV includes: Summary of the Judaean meetings, 1926-1932, constitution, board of directors, list of members Articles are "Memorial od Samson lachman," Max J. Kohler, "Louis Marshall - In Momoriam," Samson lachman, "The Jew in German Literature," Leon Huhner, 150th Anniversary of Constitutional Establishment of Religious Liberty - "New York State's First Constitution," Louis Marshall, "The 150th Anniversary of Constitutional Establishment of Religious Liberty," Irving Lehman, "American Influences on the Development of Religious Liberty in Europe," Max J. Kohler, "George F. Moore's 'Judaism,'" Samuel Schulman, "Lewis Browne's 'That Man Heine,'" Elsa H. Naumberg, "Golden and Other Ghettos in Recent Fiction," Frank I. Schechter, "The Jew in Science," Mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        Reminiscences 1819-1899 of Julia Ward Howe

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1899 - Octavo, 465pp., Gilt lettered and decorated cover and spine. Top edge is gilt. [BAL 9501; Krichmar 4775] Green cloth binding. Julia Ward Howe ( May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, poet, and the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", one of the most popular patriotic songs, also known as "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" outside of the United States, is a song by Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song "John Brown's Body". Howe's more famous lyrics were written in November 1861, and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. Words from the first verse gave John Steinbeck's wife Carol Steinbeck the title of his 1939 masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath. This copy of Reminiscences is inscribed to Harriet M. Lothrop, also known as Margaret Sidney, who was best known for writing the children's book, "Five Little Peppers and How They Grew." Howe, in her inscription, writes "The ever hospitable mistress of Wayside Harriet M. Lothrop wishes me to write my name in this book. Julia Ward Howe Sept. 2, 1903." This book was probably inscribed during the time leading up the centenary celebration of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both figured prominently in the organization of that event. Lothrop personally supervised the placement of the bronze memorial for Hawthorne. Howe was present at that event and spoke. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sean Fagan, Rare Books]
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        Men and Women.

      London: J. M. Dent,, [1899]. Small octavo (149 x 92 mm). Contemporary red-brown morocco by Ethel Taunton (her dated monogram gilt to rear turn-in), raised bands to spine forming compartments, titles to second and third gilt, remaining compartments decoratively tooled in gilt, two-line gilt frame to covers enclosing intricate central quatrefoil enclosing smaller trifoils composed of green onlays elaborated in gilt, dotted cornerpieces gilt, front cover additionally with initials "S. & K. B." gilt to centre, all edges gilt, twin rules to turn-ins gilt, blue endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, title page printed in red and black with woodcut border. Extremities very lightly rubbed, spine faintly sunned, a few mild scuffs and marks to covers. A very good copy. Handsomely bound in the Art Nouveau style by Ethel Taunton, a pupil of pioneering craft bookbinder Douglas Cockerell, the design here reflecting his "simple vocabulary of flowers and leaves and scrolling lines into roundels, panels, and arabesques that echo[ed] the proportions and structure of the book" (ODNB). Taunton worked with Cockerell at his workshop in Gilbert Street (later Gilbert Place), Bloomsbury, for six months. She then spent a year and a half back at her family home in Tadworth, Surrey, binding for friends and local booksellers, before returning to London and establishing her own bindery in Marloes Road, Kensington. Her first assistant was Miss G. Wallbrand Evans, who may have been trained at the Guild of Women Binders in Hampstead. She then took on Winifrid Stopes, younger sister of Marie. Taunton gave up binding soon after and Winifrid bought some of her equipment. Cockerell began as an apprentice to T. J. Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Bindery in Hammersmith in 1893. He moved to Denmark Street in 1897, Gilbert Street in 1899, and then Ewell, Surrey in 1902, a few miles from Taunton's home in Tadworth. Bookbinding became a common activity among upper-class women with the growth of the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th century. Cockerell in particular had a number of female pupils, "who found opportunities in craft bookbinding denied them in the trade, where women were confined to sewing" (ODNB). The date of the present binding identifies it as one of the earliest Taunton would have produced.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 and Co, 1899. First Edition. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is no. 323. Small quarto (21.75cm.); lavender gilt-stamped cloth with designs by Charles Shannon; [16],151pp. Spine a touch darkened; few spots of foxing to front board, with an area of mild discoloration (ca 2" diameter) at center. Gilt decorations remain bright and text block is fresh; a solidly Very Good though not sparkling copy of Wilde's most enduring masterwork. MASON 381.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        A HISTORY OF THE DREYFUS CASE. From the Arrest of Captain Dreyfus in October, 1894 up to the Flight of Esterhazy in September 1898

      Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. , Ltd., London, England 1899 - XI, 480 pages. Includes Chronological Table, Bibliography and Index. Hinges a bit weak and boards show wear but internally in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Le jardin des supplices

      Edition of printing paper, after 150 copies of which XX luxury reserved, but not justified in the book.Binding semi glossy red shagreen contemporary. Back with nerves decorated with nets. As shagreen red room. preserved covers. Charpentier Paris 1899 In-12 (12x18,5cm) 327pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        [Photo Album]: Baltimore College Student's Travel on the East Coast, California, and Cuba

      Baltimore. 1899-1914. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". Screw bound black leather over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 595 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 4.5" x 7", many with captions. Very good with wear on the board edges and a detached but present final page with near fine photographs.An album kept by Maryland native J. Theo Fritz in the early 1900s, showing travel on the East Coast, California, and Cuba. Fritz lived in Baltimore and attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, before attending Cornell University. He appears to have come from a family of some means and traveled extensive in the United States, with photos in this album of trips to Pennsylvania, Delaware, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana, as well as California and Cuba. The images all appear to have been taken between 1899 and 1912.Fritz was an avid photographer and member of the Baltimore Y.M.C.A. Camera Club who obviously enjoyed the natural beauty of Maryland. He and his family and friends spent a lot of time on the banks of the numerous waterways of Maryland with visits to Gwynns Falls, Gunpowder Falls, and Lake Royer with photos by the water, climbing rock faces, and boating in Royal Oak. There are also shots of various people playing baseball, tennis, and general conviviality, including a wonderful image of a smiling and obviously amused African-American man in a top hat with baseball equipment. A section of 10 photographs shows the city of Baltimore celebrating its Centennial with the city decorated and various buildings lit up.There are several sections of photos in New York State including New York City, Long Island, Albany, and Ithaca. Fritz attended Cornell University and there are a number of photos showing the university and the town of Ithaca. Fritz captures his dorm room, students studying and practicing the violin, along with his family and friends hiking, fishing, and canoeing. The images from New York City feature the Statue of Liberty, including a close up of her torch, as well as people walking on the then unfinished Williamsburg Bridge and at the newly opened Luna Park amusement park on Coney Island decorated with electric lights. One section has some lovely snapshots of Central Park as well as a boat trip on the Hudson River. Fritz and company visited Gettysburg, posing with cannons, and camping at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Included are images of young men in bathing costumes around their beach house, and of crashing waves on the shore. Fritz also visited Georgia and took photos of the "cotton industry" which included bailing and machinery, as well as photos of African-Americans working in the factories processing the cotton and in a chain gang wearing striped uniforms. The photos also show the Savannah River flood of 1912 with images of people standing on roofs and rowing small boats down city streets; one captures an African-American man carrying a white man on his back to avoid flood waters.Later sections include a trip to South Carolina with images of an early American aviation field, and a plane in midair. A New Orleans trip shows photos of St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street as well as riverboats on the Mississippi. Near the end Fritz documents a trip to Florida, including Tampa and Key West with a photo of a docked USS Miami, before heading to Cuba. There are numerous images of Havana Harbor, the coast, market places, tropical farms, banana groves, a Spanish cemetery, and even a shot of a baseball game being played at U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay.An interesting assemblage of a young man's travels throughout the United States seen here through a massive amount of amateur snapshots of better than usual quality. .

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        QUAND J'ÉTAIS PHOTOGRAPHE. (WHEN I WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER).; Preface by Léon Daudet

      Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1899. First edition. Nadar. 12mo., viii, 312 (1) pp. Later binding of quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards, with gilt title and raised bands on spine. The top blank corner of the first 3 leaves are chipped, with a stain on the following leaf in the same spot; small hole in the blank margin of the last two leaves. Text toned. SIGNED and inscribed by Nadar on the half-title page, " Doctuer Desnos, Marseille 1900" with the neat ex-libris of Dr. Desnos affixed to the front pastedown. Nadar was the first to photograph the catacombs of Paris, and the first to make a photograph from a balloon, among his other distinctions retold in this entertaining autobiography.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Father Goose His Book ( 1st edition,1st Issue of This Very Scarce & Deliciously Rare Baum Book of Nursery Verse ( published just before Baum & Denslow produced The Wonderful Wizard of

      Geo. M. Hill Chicago 1899 - HB NODUSTJACKET, September 1899, 1st edition,1st Issue, Pictorial Tan Cover in Beige & bRown & Orange & white of Father Goose with feather in haNd & Goose looking at him, Much Rub, Scuff & Wear & small StaiNs & Wrinkling to Covers GOOD- , cover Hinge has nice Tape Reinforcement Restoration Most Likely but has on spine printed Father Goose His Book , with Baum bottom of spine , Cover some chipping near Extremities & Scuff, Othrwise GOOD delicate Condition Cover, Interior Hinge probable white Tape Reinforcement,Few pgs small mended Tears & creases or Scuff, few small INK margin mrks, Minor Fox, OtHerwise Nice, & Tight, Most Plates are Nice & colors Bright, Few Page Repairs in Margins, Few small pencil mrks, Interior VG-, AS-IS, NODJ, UNpaginated [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Agrarfrage. Eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.

      Dietz, Stuttgart 1899 - Stuttgart, Dietz 1899. 23,5 : 16 cm. VIII, 451 pages, 2 leaves Original cloth. First edition. Dedicated to his 'dear friend Hugo in old friendship' Berlin 3/1/(18)99 K. Kautsky. In publishers blue cloth covered boards. - The present work 'Die Agrarfrage' is an analysis of the influence of capitalism on agriculture. Karl Kautsky born 1854 in Prague and died 1938 in Amsterdam was an important economist, historien and publisher of the German social democracy. He studied in Vienna and joined the social democratic party. His friedship with Marx and Engels influenced his development. - Edges a bit rubbed otherwise a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Steinbach Rare Books]
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        The River War.

      London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1899. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration gilt to spines and upper boards, black-coated endpapers. Both volumes separately housed in a navy full morocco bookform folding case. Portrait frontispiece in each volume. 4 illustrated plates and 11 folding maps in volume 1, 2 illustrated plates and 9 folding maps and three non-folding maps in volume 2, and numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text. Extremities rubbed with tiny splits to the joints of volume 1, tape reinforcement to the hinges between half-title and frontispiece in both volumes, cracked in volume 1,spotting throughout; good condition. First edition, first impression, second state - minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE[']) corrected on p. 459 of volume II - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century". DNB also considers The River War a "superb" history; whilst Churchill himself more graphically called it "a tale of blood and war". This particular copy has a good military provenance: both volumes bear the contemporary armorial bookplate of wealthy Huguenot-descended businessman Henry Pigé-Leschallas (d. 1903), father of Captain Gilbert Pigé-Leschallas, of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who was killed in action at Gallipoli (for the blunders of which Churchill himself was largely blamed). They also have the armorial bookplates of Henry Frederick, 6th Marquess of Bath, one of the "Bright Young People" of the 1920s who went on to gain the rank of Major in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, and be awarded the Bronze and Silver Star for action in the Second World War.

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        Die Welträthsel [Welträtsel]. Gemeinverständliche Studien über Monistische Philosophie. Widmungsexemplar.

      Strauß, Bonn 1899 - VIII,473 S. Orig.-Leinenband. Mit eigenhändiger, ganzseitiger Widmung Ernst Haeckels für seinen Assistenten, den Zoologen und späteren Geographen Leonhard Schultze-Jena (1872-1955): "Viele Menschen betrachten den Gewinn einer einheitlichen, auf vernünftige Natur-Erkenntniß begründeten Weltanschauung als einen unbequemen Luxus, der die Gemüthlichkeit des behaglichen Daseins stört. Für mich hingegen ist diese monistische Philosophie der zuverlässige Talisman, welcher nicht nur den Schlüssel zur Lösung der 'Welträthsel' liefert, sondern auch die kostbarste Waffe im unvermeidlichen 'Kampf um's Dasein' der Vernunft bildet. Dasselbe wünsche und hoffe ich für meine treuen Schüler und Mitkämpfer, insbesondere meinen lieben Assistenten und Reisebegleiter in Sicilien (1897), Dr. Leo Schultze. Glückauf! Jena 19. August 1900, am Vorabend der Abreise nach Insulinde. Ernst Haeckel." Ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        The Nightless City, or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku"

      Z.P. Maruya & Co. Ltd.,, Yokohama 1899 - First edition. Octavo. Decorative gilt cloth. Very good: foxing to first few and last 3 pages, and untrimmed edges. Pages untrimmed. 441 Pages, followed by appendix. With 20 plates including 9 coloured, of which 7 magnificent folding chromolithographs, and many textual illustrations. The Japanese geisha is the ultimate erotic icon -the courtesan par excellence -and this is her definitive book. The life of the geisha is the most secret and traditional in Japan and today remains largely unchanged and unknown behind the teahouse doors. This remarkable work was the first to reveal the hidden world of the geisha of the famous Yoshiwara quarter of Tokyo, the nightless city, and it has never been surpassed. Written over a hundred years ago, it is a meticulous description of every aspect of geisha life, including the history of the geisha, life stories of famous geisha, the decoration of the teahouses, the different grades of courtesans, their costumes and hairstyles, the instruction of young girls brought to the teahouses, the art of selecting a geisha for the evening, proper conduct on the morning after, erotic practices, and charms used by geisha to attract lovers. The vibrant life of the Yoshiwara quarter is evoked with finesse, portraying the procurers and madames, the festivals and geisha processions, even the menus of the teahouses, along with such matters as forms of contracts between brothels and courtesans. Profusely illustrated with photographs, prints, and drawings, this is an essential volume for all who are fascinated by the sophisticated sensuality of the willow, the cherry blossom, and the silken kimono. From the library of Maurice Champoud, Switzerland. A very scarce book in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mr Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1899. First Edition. Cloth. Original red cloth, titles stamped in black on upper board and in gilt on spine, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. [4], 289, [1] (colophon). Tips and corners rubbed, offsetting from jacket to endapers, internally fresh and bright; jacket in 4 pieces, held together by cello-tape to verso and the mylar protector, spine quite darkened, chips out at tips and corners, with a few stray ink marks to the rear panel .

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        The National Gallery. 3 Volume Set

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd. VG : in very good condition. Light rubbing and edgewear. Teg. 1899, 1900. Limited Edition 178 / 1000. Half-leather hardback with red cloth boards. 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). x, 296pp; 304pp; 396pp. B/W plates throughout. This is a heavy set. Extra shipping charges may be requested for some overseas addresses. .

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        Unser Kamerun. Deutschlands älteste Kolonie. Dem Deutschen Volke in Wort und Bild gewidmet. Mit 26 Illustrationen nach neuesten photographischen Aufnahmen.

      Magdeburg, Gustav Poetzsch, 1899. - Sehr dekorativ illustrierte Original-Leinwand, quer-4°, gemustertes Vor- und Nachsatzpapier, 12 Blätter und 26 Tafeln. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Seiten nachgedunkelt und im Randbereich fingerfleckig, ansonsten gutes Exemplar, nicht nur wegen seiner Seltenheit von sammelwürdiger Erhaltung. Die Aufnahmen mit folgenden Motiven: Der kleine Kamerunberg, die Pirateninseln in der Ambas-Buch, Straße in Viktoria, Versuchsgarten in Viktoria, Rast am Baumwollbaum auf der Tour nach Buea, Station Buea im Kamerungebirge, Hafen u. Hafeneinfahrt von Kribi, Kanzlerhaus in Kamerun, Schule in Kamerun, Haus des Gouverneurs, Denkmal von Dr. Gustav Nachtigall im Gouvernementsgarten, Denkmal des Freiherrn von Granvenreuth im Gouvernementsgarten, Anlegebrücke für Seedampfer, Woermann-Faktorei am Kamerunfluß, Kirche in Bellstadt, Haus des Kings Bell, Blick vom Hause Rudolf Bell auf den Kamerunfluß, Fächerpalmen in Bellstadt, Basler Mission mit Kriche vom Kamerunfluß aus gesehen, Kirchhof der Europäer in Kamerun (Grabmal des Reichslehrers Christaller), Kasino der Unteroffiziere der Schutztruppe, Trommler- und Pfiferkops der Schutztruppe, Schwarze Soldaten, Aufziehen der schwarzen Wache in Kamerun, Fechtscene der schwarzen Soldaten in Tokotostadt und Fruchttragende Bananenstauden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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

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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

      8vo., finely bound by Riviere in full dark blue morocco, lettered in gilt on spine and upper board with elegant gilt leaf tool decoration, board edges and dentelles ruled in gilt, top edge gilt. Printed in red and black. Elaborate initial and border designed by Charles Ricketts. An elegant binding. Limited edition of 210 copies printed on paper. With the bookplate of Reginald Hush.

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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..."

      St. Paul, Minn.: Northern Pacific Railway.. 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. Verso of map offers photographs of a regional nature (Columbia River salmon, orchards, gill net fishing, logging, etc.) Also provided 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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        Eighteen signed autograph letters

      1899 - 1900. Very Good. Eighteen letters (23 pages) written between November 1899-October 1900 to publisher Grant Richards detailing the arrangements for his novel, A Second Coming, published by Richards in 1900. Letters by Marsh are extremely rare. The letters, in Marsh's tiny, meticulous handwriting, offer a revealing and somewhat acrimonious correspondence, most often about money matters. At one point, Marsh threatens to involve his solicitors to force the payment of royalties. One of the last letters written a few months after the book was published acknowledges that the reviews thus far had been poor. Richard Marsh (1857-1915) was the pseudonym of Richard Bernard Heldmann. It is believed that Heldmann began using his pseudonym because he had been in jail for forgery. Marsh was a best selling and prolific writer at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. He is best known for The Beetle, published the same year as Dracula and initially more popular. The subject of this correspondence, his book A Second Coming, imagines Christ returning to early 20th century London. With this work Marsh was striving for a more literary production. Most of the letters are written on embossed 5 x 8 inch stationery. Many are stamped in green "Received...Grant Richards" with the date. Three of the letters are written on small pieces of paper and one is written in pencil. The one in pencil is chipped and faded but the others are in very good condition. AUTO/030116.

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        The New Metropolis: 1600-1900 (Memorable Events of Three Centuries) -- From the Island of Mana-hat-ta to Greater New York at the Close of the Nineteenth Century

      New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1899. 3/4 leather. Very Good. ThE 1899 "Autograph Memorial Edition De Luxe", copy # 152 ("printed for Mrs. Russell Sage") of 250 copies issued. THIS COPY SIGNED AT THE LIMITATION BY ANDEW H. GREEN (1820-1903), ONE OF (IF NOT THE) KEY FIGURES IN THE GROWTH OF 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK. GREEN WAS PIVOTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL PARK AND, INCREDIBLY, FOUNDED THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, THE NEW YORK PUBIC LIBRARY AND THE BRONX ZOO. IN FACT, RENOWNED COLUMBIA PROFESSOR (AND EDITOR OF "THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEW YORK CITY") KENNETH JACKSON CALLS ANDREW H. GREEN "ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT LEADER IN GOTHAM'S LONG HISTORY". A solid copy to boot, bound in the publisher's 3/4 light-brown, pebbled leather. Solid, tight and VG to VG+, with bright gilt-lettering and insignia at the panels. Very light wear along the outer hinges, light wear to the panel edges, light soiling at the preliminaries. Thick, oblong folio, one thousand engravings (a number of them in full-color and with their original printed tissue-guards). With Andrew Green's signature adorning this copy, this is a very important, even historic example.

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        Sense and Sensibility.

      London: George Allen,, 1899. With an introduction by Joseph Jacobs and illustrations by Chris Hammond. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and elaborate decoration to spine and front board gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations to text. Occasional spotting to pages, gift inscription to verso of front endpaper. A very attractive copy. Elegantly illustrated by Hammond, bound in the attractive art nouveau-style gilt decorated cloth.

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, EMMA, MANSFIELD PARK, NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION.

      

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        [Bradley, Will- Fine Condition] War is Kind

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1899. First edition. Title-page, 22 woodcut illustrations, including 6 full-page, designed by Will Bradley. An uncommonly fine copy, with virtually no signs of wear, a special sign of this being an unworn upper margin of spine, usually the first to go on this title. Original gray paper covered boards with exquisite and famous Nouveau-style cover design in black, by Will Bradley, printed label on upper spine. Printed on thick gray rag paper with outside and bottom edges untrimmed, with legendary full-page and half-page illustrations throughout by Will Bradley, highly interpretive and expressive of Art impressions of the black drawings on the gray paper are striking and bright. Widely considered one of the pinnacles of Turn of the Century American book design. Housed in superb modern marbled paper slipcase with gray cloth spine and morocco label.

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        Pollock Memories: A Collection of Chess Games, Problems

      Printed for the author, Dublin 1899 - [6]+159+iii pages with frontispiece portrait, diagrams and index. Octavo (8 7/8" x 6") bound in original publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt stamped lettering to spine and cover and decorative knight on cover. (Betts: 29-120) First edition. Part 1: Portrait, biography and 70 games played in England, Ireland and Holland; selected annotated and illustrated by the late W E K Pollock before his death in 1896. Includes, in all, 145 games, 8 end games, and 4 problems. Part 2: A selection of games played in the United States and Canada, including his matches with Eugene Delmar, Jackson Showalter and G H D Gossip; end games, problems and items of interest from the British Chess Magazine and the Dublin Evening Mail, connected with the chess career of Pollock. Condition: Corners bumped, spine ends and corners rubbed, some staining to cover. Over all about a very good copy issued with jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bulletin Hispanique. Tomes 1-68, 1899-1966, en 68 volumes. Fondé en 1898-1899 par G. Cirot, E. Mérimée, A. Morel-Fatio, P. Paris, G. Radet.

      Swets & Zeitlinger N.V. - Amsterdam / Annales de la Faculté des Lettres de Bordeaux Tome - 1899-1966, Réimprimé par Swets & Zeitlinger (1970) avec le consentement des propriétaires. Toil. Tres bon état.

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        A Floral Fantasy In An Old English Garden, set forth in verses and coloured design by Walter Crane

      London: Harper & Brothers. Fair in Very Good dust jacket. 1899. First Edition. Cloth. Color-blocked cloth boards, green top-stain, color-illustrated endpapers, in the publisher's printed pale-green dust-wrapper; pp. [4] (half-title and two-page title page), 5-46 (plates), [2] (colophon); "Gutta percha" binding has failed, as usual, with all the french-fold sheets loose, but collates complete. Boards soiled, foxed, and rubbed, spine tips darkened; jacket with light chipping at the spine tips and corners, several closed tears, but attractive still, and scarce .

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        Indian Tales (Oriental Edition)

      New York: Dodge Publishing Co.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. c1899. Cloth. Publisher's red cloth decorated and titled in black, beige and gilt, top edges gilt, in publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper and matching printed paper-covered slipcase slipcase; Book is bright and fresh, though the frontis and its tissue guard have come loose from the binding and are loosely laid in; bookseller ticket on the rear board. The unpriced jacket has a faded spine and small chips out at the edges and corners, and the box, though still bright, is worn and rubbed with tape repairs to the interior. Overall a bright and attractive set; A bright reprint of the 1899 one-volume collection of INDIAN TALES issued by Caldwell (Richards E1-1 and Livingston p. 62) .

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        After Big Game in Central Africa

      

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        Griechischer Silbereinband um 1900. Enthalt: Theion kai ieron Evangellion.

      Athen, 1899.. 38 x 29 cm. Getriebener Silbereinband mit 1 (von 2) Schließen. Vorderseite ovales Medaillon mit Kreuzigungsdarstellung; in den Ecken Heilige mit Schriftbändern. Rückdeckel: Auferstehung und die vier Evangelisten. Fein getriebene und ziselierte Arbeit im Barockstil, mit Punze von I. A. Nikitopolous, Athen.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War

      

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        Catherine Morland

      First edition, on current paper, the French translation by Felix Fénéon he was shot in Holland paper than 10 leading copies.Rare autograph signed Felix Fénéon his friend Romain fineus. Editions de la Revue Blanche Paris 1899 12x19cm broché

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        An Ideal Husband.

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First edition, signed limited edition. Octavo, original lavender publisher's cloth. One of 100 large paper copies signed by Oscar Wilde. In very good condition with some light rubbing and darkening. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Wilde's play premiered in January 1895 to an audience that included the Prince of Wales, and was an immediate success. Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After Earnest, it is his most popularly produced play. It has been adapted to film several times, first in 1935, most recently in 1999 starring Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver, Cate Blanchett and Rupert Everett. Mason 385.

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