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        Allerlei aus Süd-Afrika.

      Gütersloh, C. Bertelsmann, 1899. - Braune, schwarzgeprägte Original-Leinwand, mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, 8°, 184 Seiten, gemustertes Vorsatzpapier, Kapitelvignetten, sehr schönes Exemplar. Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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      Paris: Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant, 1899. Full leather. One volume. Quarto. Josèphine Impèratrice et Reine. Douze cents exemplaires sur papier vèlin des manufactures du marais mumèrotès a la presse 1200 no 560. Portrait illustrations. Bound in full green crushed morocco, heavy gilt decorations to covers and spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper. (Text is in French). Fine.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by the Author of Lady Windemere's Fan

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First trade edition of Oscar Wilde's virtuosic comedy of mistaken identity, his last and best play, one of 1000 copies. Before the February 1895 premiere, Wilde called The Importance of Being Earnest "a delicate bubble of fancy," but insisted: "it has its philosophy." The farcical plot is secondary to Wilde's brilliant dialogue, which flirts with absurdity but never wholly commits. "Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone." "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune -- to lose both seems like carelessness." "The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means." The Importance of Being Earnest was an immediate popular and critical success, but the play's opening night was nearly disrupted by an outburst from John Douglas, Marquess of Queensbury, who was determined to end Wilde's affair with his son, Lord Alfred Douglas. Over the next two months, the escalating scandal overshadowed Wilde's theatrical success, and his conviction for "gross indecency" put an end to the play's run in May 1895. Upon his release from prison, Wilde finally edited The Importance of Being Earnest for publication. His name appears nowhere in this first trade edition, attributed simply to "the author of Lady Windemere's Fan." A near-fine copy of a theatrical landmark. Small quarto, original mauve cloth gilt-stamped with a leaf motif, spine lettered in gilt, uncut. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped, spine faded. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

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        Le testament d'un excentrique

      Collection Hetzel 1899 - - Collection Hetzel, Paris 1899, Grd. in 8 (18,5x28cm), relié. - Edition originale illustrée. Soixante et une illustrations par Georges ROUX, dont 20 grandes planches couleurs en chromotypographies, 35 vues photographiques des Etats-Unis d'Amérique (villes et paysages), une carte dépliante des Etats-Unis d"Amérique et celle du jeu de l'oie. Catalogue Hetzel pour 1899-1900 de 8p. en fin d'ouvrage. Ce titre ne connaîtra qu'une seule seconde édition en 1905 (cartonnage à un éléphant). Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré, ou dit, à la mappemonde. Plaque signée Blancheland, reliée par Souze. Dos au phare. Rousseurs très pâles éparses. Petites décolorations le long de la bordure inférieure du premier plat. Coin supérieur droit frotté. Sur le plat inférieur, 2 lignes minces de décoloration. Dos légèrement éclairci. Bon exemplaire. Ce volume des Voyages extraordinaires est un parcours et une aventure à travers les Etats-Unis. Le roman relance après une série de romans consacrés à la science fiction, l'aventure et la découverte. On retiendra avec le plus grand intérêt la série de photographies contemporaines des Etats-Unis. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Illustrated Edition. Sixty-one illustrations by Georges ROUX, including 20 large color plates in chromotypographies, 35 photographic views of the United States of America (cities and landscapes), a fold-out map of the United States of "America and that of the board game . Catalog Hetzel for 1899-1900 of 8p. end of the book. The title will know that one second edition in 1905 (cartonnage an elephant). Cardboard editor golden globe, or said, to the world map. Signed Blancheland plate, connected by Souze. Back to the lighthouse. Very pale scattered spots. Small discolorations along the lower edge of the first flat. Rubbed upper right corner. On the lower flat, 2 thin lines of discoloration. Dos slightly thinned. Good copy. This volume of the Extraordinary Voyages is a journey and an adventure across the United States. The novel stimulus after a series of novels devoted to science fiction, adventure and discovery. We note with great interest the series of contemporary photographs of the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER. PLANTATION PAGEANTS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1899 (1899). 8vo, pictorial cloth, 247p., near Fine. 1st ed. (BAL 7142). Illustrated by E. BOYD SMITH with 20 black and white plates. This is a nice copy of a very early E. Boyd Smith book and also a terrific Harris item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Tokyo [1899], Ogawa]. Crepe paper covered boards,very clean,. paper label, purple silk thread ties, oblong format 37.5 x. 26.5 cm., covers bit dusty, 19 collotype hand-colored photos. a lovely work, solid copy. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. This grand work was hand colored, and depicts the Japanese villa from the outside, but mostly from the interior. especially the internal gardens. Also showing the lavish flower and manicured gardens, rock gardens, miniature lake, rivers chrysanthemums and other prize flowers. The interior views of the villa show elaborate screens, art objects, architecture of the room and buildings, grand halls, guest rooms, the Tokunoma, and several other views of the great house and its entrance, with horse drawn carriage. Many Jinrikisha men sit besides their vehicles as their masters are being entertained. Delicately hand colored with great skill, expert composition for each photograph. An excellent example of 19th century architecture, garden and photography. * WHO WAS OGAWA KAZUMASA: . Extracted from Wikipedia, corrected & edited by us: Ogawa Kazumasa [1860-1929, first name known as Kazuma or Isshin, was a Japanese photographer, printer and publisher who pioneered in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era Japan. Isshin is also a first name used by Ogawa. * Kazumasa was born in Saitama prefecture, in the Matsudaira Samurai clan. He started studying English and photography at the age of 15 under Yoshiwara Hideo, then in 1880 he moved to Tokyo in order to further hone his English language skills. One year later, Kazumasa was hired as an interpreter in the Yokohama Police Department, while learning photography from the celebrated Shimoka Renjo in Yokohama. * In 1882, he moved to Boston where he took courses in portrait photography and dry plate process. He also studied collotype printing in Albert Type Company. * Upon his return to Japan in 1884, he opened a photographic studio in Tokyo's Iidabashi, in Kojimachi, which was the first studio of this kind in Tokyo. Four years later, he established the Tsukiji Kampan Seizo Kaisha [Tsukiji dry plate manufacturing company], which manufactured dry plates for use by photographers. In 1889, he set up Japan's first collotype business, the Ogawa Shashin Seihan Jo, also referred to as the K. Ogawa printing factory. In the same year, Kazumasa worked as an editor for Shashin Shimpo [The Photography Journal], the only photographic journal available at the time which he printed using the collotype printing process. He also printed KOKKA journal by the same method. * Ogawa Kazumasa was a founding member of the Japan Photographic Association [Nihon Shashin Kai], which gathered photography amateurs from all around Japan. In 1891 he was responsible for taking 100 pictures of Tokyo's most attractive geisha, to commemorate the opening of the Ryounkaku. * The contribution by Ogawa to Japanese photography is by and large the most important and fascinating of any Japanese. *** NOTE ON REFERENCE BOOKS: If you are interested in reference books on Ogawa or early Japanese photography, please contact for our current list. * JAPANESE CREPE PAPER BOOKS: If you would like to see more of our listings of Japanese crepe paper books please let us know, we have many in stock. *** REFERENCE: SHARF, Frederic A.:TAKEJIRO HASEGAWA: Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life. * The following are some useful bibliographies to consult for more information on this album and Japanese early photography in general: * WIKIPEDIA; * BENNETT, Terry. EARLY JAPANESE IMAGES . BENNETT, Terry. OLD JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS: COLLECTORS' DATA GUIDE. . H. Bayou; FELICE BEATO ET L'ECOLE DE YOKOHAMA. JAPANISCHE PHOTOGRAPHIE 1860-1929. . H. Cortazzi: JAPAN CAUGHT IN TIME. . [Feliz Beato/R. von Stillfried]: ONCE UPON A TIME: Visions of Old Japan from the Photos of Beato and Stillfried & the Words of Pierre Loti. . Claudia G. Philipp et al: FELICE BEATO IN JAPAN: Photographien zum Ende der Feudalzeit 1863-1873. . C. Worswick: JAPAN PHOTOPGRAPHS 1854-1905. . Philipp March & Claudia Delank: THE ADVENTURE OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY 1860-1890. . LA LEGGENDA DI UN IMPERO: Felice Beato e la scuola fotogarfica di Yokohama alla scoperta del Giappone 1860/1900 for more useful details, valuable images and information. * *** Color scans can be sent by email, or are posted to our website. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Plakat für Tropon. Original-Farbholzschnitt (28 x 21.5 cm) in: Dekorative Kunst. Illustrierte Zeitschrift für angewandte Kunst. Herausgeber: H. Bruckmann, München und J. Meier-Graefe, Paris. Jg. II. (Band III u. IV.) Heft 1 -12.

      München Bruckmann 1899 - 4°, 273 (1); 253 (1) S. mit vielen Abbildungen und farbigen Beigaben, Leinenband der Zeit. Van de Veldes berühmtes Plakat ist ein Meilenstein der Jugendstilkunst und begründet die moderne Produktwerbung.- Neben seinem Plakat enthält das 1. Heft auch die erste größere monographische Darstellung von Van de Veldes Schaffen.- Block vorne gebrochen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        \"Des Menschen Seele gleicht dem Wasser.\" Allegorische Darstellung des Wassers mit fünf Nixen, z.T. mit Schuppenbeinen, dazu ein Nöck bzw. Wassergeist, der Froschkönig usw., oben eine Widmung, unten als Inschrift die Verszeile von Goethe (s.o.).

       Tempera über Bleistift und Feder auf Malkarton, sign. \"EAFischer=Coerlin\", dat. 1899, 52,5 x 39 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XII, S. 20. - Der in Coerlin (Pommern, heute Polen) geborene Maler und Illustrator war Meisterschüler bei Anton von Werner. Neben Historienbildern, Landschaften und Genreszenen fertigte er zahlreiche Entwürfe für Ehrenbürgerbriefe, Diplome u.ä. - Oben die weibliche Symbolfigur \"Aqua\", darunter ein Gerät zur Wasserentnahme. Die Widmung lautet: \"Dem Mitgliede Des Aufsichtsrats Herrn Commerzienrat S(igmund) Aschrott. Gewidmet zum 14. Juni 1906. Charlottenburger Wasserwerke. Die Direktion\". Der jüdische Kaufmann, Industrielle, Verleger, Bankier und Immobilienunternehmer Aschrott (14. Juni 1826 - 5. Mai 1915) war finanziell an den Charlottenburger Wasserwerken beteiligt. Berühmt wurde er durch die Entwicklung des Kasseler Stadtteils \"Vorderer Westen\" (ehemaliges Hohenzollernviertel). - Im Unterrand ein Einriß außerhalb der Darstellung. Farbfrisch! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, Allegorie, Feste und Vergnügungen

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        Sammlung von Theaterzetteln der Aufführungen des Operettensängers und Komikers Albert Ermarth in den Jahren 1869 - 1890.

       35 x 25 cm, Leinen Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Vorderer Falz geöffnet. Vorderes Vorsatz halb gelöst und an den Rändern mit Einrissen und etwas Verlust. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Das Buch enthält Theaterzettel von Vorführungen, bei denen der Schauspeler Albert Ermarth mitgewirkt hat. In Ludwig Eisenberg\'s großem biographischen Lexikon der Deutschen Bühne im 19. Jahrhundert findet sich folgende Biographie von Albert Ermarth, die sich anhand der Theaterzettel auch verifizieren lässt:\"Ermarth Albert, der Sohn eines bayrischen Generals, war selbst Offizier, folgte jedoch seiner Neigung fürs Theater und trat in jungen Jahren als Volontär in den Verband des Carltheaters, war dann als Liebhaber und Held in Laibach, Franzensbad, Essegg und Nürnberg engagiert, bis er in den Verband des Grazer Stadttheaters trat, wo er sowohl im Schauspiel als auch in der Posse und Operette erfolgreich verwendet wurde. Der Künstler, der lange unter dem Namen Albert Puls spielte, war viele Jahre in Prag engagiert und zählte daselbst zu den meist beschäftigten und geschätzten Mitgliedern. Von Prag kehrte er wieder nach München zurück, wo er am Gärtnerplatztheater bald als Liebhaber und Bonvivant, bald als Operettensänger und Komiker Beifall fand. Um seine Vielseitigkeit zu charakterisieren, genügt die Bemerkung, daß er in einer Woche den „Körner“ in „Hasemanns Töchter“, den „Sparadray“ in „Prinzessin von Trapezunt“, den „Pfarrer von Kirchfeld“ und den „Falconi“ in „Carneval in Rom“ spielte. 1899 trat er in den Verband des Carltheaters in Wien, wo er ebenfalls durch seine große Verwendbarkeit angenehm auffiel. Anfang des Jahres 1901 begab sich der Künstler mit Conrad Dreher (s. d.) auf die von letzterem arrangierten Gastspielreisen. Der pflichteifrige Schauspieler dürfte sich vielleicht hierbei allzu viel zugemutet haben, seine Nerven wurden überreizt und er erlag am 26. April in Hof in Bayern einem Schlaganfall. E. war verheiratet mit der jugendlich-dramatischen und lyrischen Sängerin Melanie Häckel, geboren in Wien, Schülerin der Passy-Cornet (s. d.), betrat im jugendlichen Alter als „Pamina“ in Graz zum erstenmal die Bühne. Sie erzielte außerordentlichen Erfolg und wurde im Frühjahr 1876 nach Prag engagiert, woselbst sie unter dem Namen Puls-Häckel als „Mignon“ ihr Engagement unter stürmischem Beifall antrat. 1878 wurde Frau Ermarth ans königliches Hoftheater in München engagiert, woselbst sie in erster Stellung wirkte und auch Gelegenheit fand, in den Separatvorstellungen vor König Ludwig II. zu dessen besonderer Zufriedenheit zu singen. Nach einiger Zeit trat sie zum königlichen Theater am Gärtnerplatz über, wo sie nicht nur als Vertreterin erster Operettenpartien, sondern auch in der modernen Oper mit großem Erfolg sang und spielte. Im Jahre 1887 zog sich diese beliebte, anziehende Sängerin unter den größten Sympathiebeweisen seitens des Münchner Publikums von der Bühne gänzlich zurück. Eine Tochter dieser Ehe wendete sich ebenfalls der Bühne zu: Melanie Ermarth, geboren in München, wo sie 1899 als „Rautendelein“ in der „Versunkenen Glocke“ höchst erfolgreich debütierte. Noch im selben Jahre wurde sie ans Deutsche Volkstheater in Wien engagiert. Diese Bühne verließ sie jedoch nach zwei Jahren infolge ungenügender Beschäftigung, und wurde 1901 für das Stadttheater Riga gewonnen, wo sie als „Louise“ in „Kabale und Liebe“ debütierte. Diese junge Künstlerin ist ein vielversprechendes Talent und weist für das Fach der sentimentalen Liebhaberin, von einnehmendem Äußern vorteilhaft unterstützt, unbedingte Begabung auf, die namentlich in der Klassik trefflich zur Geltung kommt.\"Im Buch sind folgende Theaterzettel enthalten: 4 Theaterzettel k.k. priv. Carl-Theater Wien aus dem Jahr 1869, 2 z.T. mehrfach gefaltete Theaterzettel des Landschaftlichen Theaters Laibach aus dem Jahr 1870, 2 Theaterzettel des Theaters in Ischl aus dem Jahr 1871, 5 Theaterzettel des Stadttheaters in Nürnberg aus den Jahren 1873 und 1874, 2 Theaterzettel des Deutschen königl. Theaters in Prag aus den Jahren 1876 und 1878, 9 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1880, 26 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1881, 43 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1882, 29 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1883, 41 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1884, 45 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1885, 28 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1886, 11 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1887, 14 Theaterzettel des Straßburger Stadttheaters aus dem Jahr 1887, 19 Theaterzettel des Straßburger Stadtheaters aus dem Jahr 1888, 15 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1888, 36 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1889, 18 Theaterzettel des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz in München aus dem Jahr 1890. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Theater, München, Theaterzettel

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        Sense and Sensibility

      George Allen 1899 - 1899. 389 pages. No dust jacket. Green, decorative cloth with gilt lettering. Hinge cracked. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks with pencil marking at front endpaper. Intermittent dog-eared corners with B&W illustrations. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      White Lotus, Berlin 1899 - Neu-Guinea [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris, Henry Floury, 1899 - Octave UZANNE - Eugène COURBOIN, illustrateur LA PANACÉE DU CAPITAINE HAUTEROCHE par Octave Uzanne. Illustrations hors texte à l'aquarelle par Eugène Courboin. Paris, Henry Floury, 1899 1 volume in-folio (32,5 x 25,5 cm), en feuilles, couverture rempliée moderne en papier décoré fait main, 63 pages, 1 illustration à mi-page et 15 illustrations à pleine page tirées hors-texte. Le premier plat de couverture est présent mai sali. Exemplaire à relier ou à conserver tel quel. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. TIRAGE A 500 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 50 EXEMPLAIRES DE LUXE SUR PAPIER DU JAPON. ON JOINT UNE SUITE DES 15 ILLUSTRATIONS AQUARELLÉES SUR PAPIER VÉLIN TEINTÉ. fiction littéraire assez courte, écrite en hommage à deux héros : d'une part Angelo Mariani et son vin tonique, pour lequel ce conte est écrit ; d'autre part en hommage au célèbre grognard bourguignon, le Capitaine Coignet. Il est assez étonnant de constater que personne parmi les critiques et autres bibliographes ou chroniqueurs littéraires du temps n'a fait le rapprochement pourtant si évident entre le personnage fictif du Capitaine Hauteroche et le Capitaine Coignet. Le détournement d'une réalité historique par Octave Uzanne est une évidence qui saute aux yeux de celui qui sait lire entre les lignes de cet aimable conte des guerres de l'Empire, hommage aux Vieux de la vieille. Si dans le conte d'Uzanne le vieux grognard tient un débit de boisson et de tabac à Vendôme, c'est à Auxerre que le vieux grognard Coignet tenait un débit de tabac. Le jeune Uzanne l'a bien connu dans sa prime jeunesse bourguignonne (lire notre article à ce sujet). Il meurt à Auxerre en 1865, Octave Uzanne a 14 ans. Ayant participé à seize campagnes militaires et quarante-huit batailles, Coignet ne fut curieusement jamais blessé (est-ce vrai ?). Ce petit miracle supposé, Uzanne, transposant cette histoire, l'attribue aux vertus excellentes d'un vin à la coca que le grognard utilise à chaque fois que le besoin s'en fait sentir, comme un philtre protecteur. Ce vin venu du Pérou par un soldat rencontré sur le champ de bataille deviendra ce vin Mariani si recherché pour ses vertus régénératives.Uzanne s'amuse à présenter son ami Angelo Mariani comme une sorte de prophète-magicien qui a offert au monde cette panacée universelle qui guérit tous les maux. Même si l'écriture de ce conte gentillet est en quelque sorte une commande de la part d'Angelo Mariani lui servant tout à la fois de réclame pour son vin merveilleux et de flatterie pour le bibliophile amateur de belles éditions qu'il était, il n'en reste pas moins que ce livre pour ainsi dire oublié aujourd'hui, permet à Octave Uzanne, une fois de plus, de montrer son érudition (les détails des batailles militaires sont bien présentés et semblent pris aux meilleures sources - sans doute aux sources mêmes des Cahiers du Capitaine Coignet). Par ailleurs, de par la richesse de son illustration, Octave Uzanne a fait de ce livre de grand format (32 x 23,5 cm environ) un très beau livre de bibliophilie. Le tirage a été limité à 500 exemplaires (comme la plupart des autres Contes à Mariani), 450 exemplaires sur vélin et 50 exemplaires sur papier du Japon. L'illustrateur choisi par Uzanne, Eugène Courboin, fidèle collaborateur des belles éditions de l'auteur depuis 1890, a donné une série de 15 dessins au trait pleine page ainsi qu'un dessin à mi-page au début du volume (ainsi qu'une couverture illustrée). RARE SUR PAPIER JAPON. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Katechismus der Buchbinderei. Mit 97 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen nebst Anhang: Das neue "Bongartzsche Schnittverfahren".

      Weber,, Leipzig, 1899 - Leipzig, Weber, 1899. Kl.-8°. XII + 342 S. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit. Der mit "M.H." monogrammierte Leineneinband ist aufwändig geprägt ebenso wie der Schnitt. - Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben, Exlibris a. V., im Ganzen leichte Gbrsp. - Ein dem Thema angemessen gestalteter Einband. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas de la Flore Alpine. Publié par le Club alpin allemand et autrichien. 1 Text- und 5 Tafelbände.

      Georg & Co., Genf 1899. 6 Bände, 193 S. (Textband) und 500 farbig lith. Tafeln (100 je Tafelband), illustriertes grünes Original-Leinen, Rotschnitt, Vorsatz mit Namensstempel, Textseiten geringfügig gebräunt, die Einbände nur minimal berieben und minimal fleckig, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar mit sehr sauberen Tafeln,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Alpen, Botanik, Floren, illustrierte Bücher

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        Ghosts, Being The Experiences of Flaxman Low.

      London C. Arhtur Pearson 1899. 8vo. 300pp. + 2pp. ads. Original publisher's pictorial green cloth, titled and decorated in red, black, cream and gilt to spine and front board. Minor, light edgewear and bumping, clean, shap and tight, a very good copy indeed. Internally clean, bearing the bookplate and signature of Sir Malcolm Fraser (editor of The Evening Standard, Head of Aircraft during WWI, expert on all things airship and editor of The British Gazette during the General Strike) to front pastedown and flyleaf. Originally published in Pearson's Magazine, this volume comprises the complete adventures of Flaxman Low; Psychic Detective, essentially a supernatural Holmes slightly pre-Carnacki and John Silence. The quality of these tales is pretty much public knowledge, and Flaxman Low has long been considered an accomplished and significant contribution to the genre. "Probably the first important adventures of an occult detective, if Le Fanu's Dr. Hesselius is momentarily overlooked ... important historically..." Bleiler. A lovely copy of a seldom seen, oft desired book.

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        Colonial silverware of the 17th and 18th centuries,: Comprising solid sets, small wares, candelabras, communion service, etc.,

      G.H. Polley & Co, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Folio, 47 cm. Publisher's 3/4 cloth portfolio, with end ties. Clean, unmarked pages. 2 preliminary leaves, XL plates. Hardcover. Ex-libris. One of the earliest studies of American silver, Elwell's work incorporated photographs and remains an important reference. Photo listings; 74 black and white illustrations on 40 loose plates. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Monatsschrift des Vereins zur Pflege der Natur- und Landeskunde in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Lübeck und dem Fürstentum Lübeck. 9.-52. Jg. 44 Jahrgänge in 43 Bdn. Kiel, Jensen (später Neumünster, Wachholtz bzw. Flensburg u. Kiel, Verlag Heimat und Erbe), 1899-1942. Mit zahlr. Textabb. und Anzeigen. Gr.-8°. Lwd.-Bde. (6) u. Hlwd.-Bde. (18) mit goldgepr. RTit., OLwd.-Bde. m. goldgepr. VDeckel-Vign. u. RTit. (19) (teils leicht berieben).

       1899 Ab Jahrgang 42: \'Die Heimat. Monatsschrift des Vereins zur Pflege der Natur- und Landeskunde in Nordelbingen\', ab Jahrgang 47: \'Die Heimat. Monatsschrift für schleswig-holsteinische Heimatforschung und Volkstumspflege\'.- Die (illustrierten) Broschurdeckel der einzelnen Hefte teils mit eingebunden.- Jahrgänge 9 bis 22 mit kleinen Namensstempeln auf Vorsätzen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Tales of Terror

      London Chatto and Windus 1899. 8vo. Publisher's original decorated red cloth titled and decorated in gilt, white, black and tan to spine and front board. 325pp. + 32pp. ads dated Sep. 1899. Fore-edge untrimmed. Internally clean, minor spotting and foxing to prelims and page edges. Light bumping to extremities. A very good copy indeed. A typically late Victorian collection of tales, containing titles such as "The Corpse Light" and "The Cave of Blood", pretty much outlining what you're in for from the get go. A prime example of the 19th century's astonishing ability to spawn the most prolific writers conceivable; Donovan alone was responsible for nearly 300 tales of mystery suspense and horror throughout his career, with stories appearing in The Strand Magazine and rivalling competitors like Conan Doyle with their popularity. He also has a town named after one of his characters, in Manitoba, which is something few of his colleagues could lay claim to. A really superior copy of a scarce title.

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        Father Goose His Book

      Geo. M. Hill Co., Chicago, 1899 Chicago Geo. M. Hill Co., 1899. First Edition of Baum's Father Goose BAUM, L. Frank. Father Goose. His book. Pictures by Wm. W. Denslow. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., [1899]. First edition, first issue. With no printed information about edition on copyright page. Large quarto (10 11/16 x 8 3/4 inches; 277 x 222 mm). With numerous full page, color illustrations. Original pictorial boards. Very good condition, remarkable uncommon in this condition. The "first significant American color-plate children's book." Schiller 21. The first edition of Father Goose was published on September 25, 1899. To the astonishment of Hill and the delight of Baum and Denslow, it was so quickly sold out that a second edition of ten thousand copies was printed on October 16. By Christmas, 75,700 copies had been run off to meet the demand. On a single day, December 18, 1899, there were sold 3,934 copies. Nor did interest in the book die with the holiday season. During 1900 this best seller required the printing of an additional thirty thousand copies, and the Tribune reported in June, 1900, that "Father Goose, His Book last year achieved the record of having the largest sales of any juvenile in America." Father Goose with his old-fashioned skirted coat and twinkling eyes, like a comic Ben Franklin, was popular alike with the public and the book reviewers. "Father Goose is the new philosopher of the cradle and the fireplace," wrote the Times Herald. "As he comes in fancy masquerade, with clever yarns, bright ditties and assurances that the will take off from Mother's shoulders a good deal of work, give him double welcome." Father Goose set the pattern in some ways for the format of the Oz books that were to come. Greene and Hanff. To Please a Child, Baum & MacFall. HBS 65986. Of course, Baum and Denslow collaborated on another classic that year for Hill -- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Le motographe. Album d'images animées

      1899 - de (4) feuillets et 23 Paris, Clarke, 1899, in-4, de (4) feuillets et 23 planches, bradel demi-toile rouge (couverture un peu passée), Couverture en couleurs de Toulouse-Lautrec. 23 planches en couleurs permettent des effets d'optique par l'imposition d'un feuillet transparent teinté. Malgré une couverture salie, intérieur propre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Psst.! Images par Forain, Caran d'Ache

      Plon, Paris 1899 - 337 illustrated leaves. 1 vols. Folio. The violently anti-Dreyfusard weekly journal was first published two weeks after Zola's famous "J'accuse.!". Two of the period's most renowned caricaturists, Caran d'Ache, the nom de plume of Emmanuel Poiré (1858-1909), and Louis-Henri Forain, dit Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931), threw themselves into the fray on the principle that the artist's duty is to engage in public debate. Half leather and marbled boards. Journal leaves show characteristic browning, and some tiny splits to pages edges, but otherwise complete and in fine condition. Lacking the final leaf from no. 85 337 illustrated leaves. 1 vols. Folio [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Psst...! Images par Forain, Caran d'Ache

      Paris: Plon, 1899. 337 illustrated leaves. 1 vols. Folio. Half leather and marbled boards. Journal leaves show characteristic browning, and some tiny splits to pages edges, but otherwise complete and in fine condition. Lacking the final leaf from no. 85. 337 illustrated leaves. 1 vols. Folio. The violently anti-Dreyfusard weekly journal was first published two weeks after Zola's famous "J'accuse...!". Two of the period's most renowned caricaturists, Caran d'Ache, the nom de plume of Emmanuel Poiré (1858-1909), and Louis-Henri Forain, dit Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931), threw themselves into the fray on the principle that the artist's duty is to engage in public debate.

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        Blumen-Märchen. Bilder, Texte u. Lithographien von E. Kreidolf.

      Hermann & Friedr. Schaffstein,, Köln, 1899 - Köln, Hermann & Friedr. Schaffstein, o.J. [um 1899]. Groß-Quer. o. Pag. OHlwd. EA - 1899 priv. Widm. a. Titelblatt, Ebd. fleckig und berieben, stockfleckig. [Attributes: 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 in original, unrestored 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 battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. 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. Here is quite respectable first edition, first printing set, original and unrestored. The publisher’s illustrated cloth bindings show modest overall wear and scuffing and some dulling of the spines, but with uniform shelf appearance consistent with a lifelong mated set. The contents reinforce this conclusion, with the Carrington family coat of arms affixed to the front pastedowns of each volume, and the same previous owner name in pencil on each front free endpaper. The original black endpapers are present, as are all of the extensive maps and plans, as well as the frontispiece portraits with their original tissue guards. Both volumes show cosmetic splits to the black endpapers at the front gutter, but the bindings are only slightly shaken with the mull beneath remaining fully intact. The contents remain bright with modest spotting intermittent throughout. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        The Works. Gadshill Edition with an Introduction and Notes By Andrew Lang & Original Illustrations by Phiz, Cruikshank, Leech, etc. 33 Volumes. Beautiful Leather Bindings.

      Chapman & Hall,, London, 1897-1899 - Printed from the Edition that was carefully corrected by the Author in 1867 and 1868, with all the original illustrations by Phiz, Cruikshank, Leech, Seymour, Stanfield, et al. THE SET CONSISTES OF: v. 1-2. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club v. 3. The Adventures of Oliver Twist v. 4-5. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby v. 6-7. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit v. 8-9. Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son v. 10-11. The Old Curiousity Shop v. 12-13. Barnaby Rudge v. 14-15. The Personal History of David Copperfield v. 16-17. Bleak House v. 18. Christmas Books v. 19-20. Little Dorrit v.21. A Tale of Two Cities v.22. Great Expectations v.23-24. Our Mutual Friend v.25. Hard Times v.26-27. Sketches by Boz v.28. American Notes and Pictures from Italy v.29. The Uncommercial Traveller v. 30. A Child's History of England v. 31-32. Christmas Stories v. 33. The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Master Humphrey's Clock; LACKING VOLUME 34: Reprinted Pieces. BINDING: The 33 volumes are bound in matching half leather over gilt marbled boards with raised bands, gilt ruling and lettering to spines and top edges gilt. CONDITION: The spine of one volume is slightly darker than the rest, light foxing to some endpapers, otherwise A VERY GOOD, TIGHT & ATTRACTIVE SET. Size: 8 x 5 3/4 Inches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      The Carson-Harper Company and W. H. Lawrence, Denver, Colorado 1899 - Being a Collection of Portrait and Biographies of the State Officials; Members of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals; Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Twelfth General Assembly ¿ Together with Other Things of Interest in Colorado¿s Magnificent State House, 1899. Published by The Carson-Harper Company and W. H. Lawrence, Denver. Original blue denim-cloth covers and spine; 83 pages, illustrated with photographs; enamel-coated pages. Description and photographs of The Capitol Building, pages 6 ¿ 10. Description and photographs of Mrs. Helen L. Grenfell, Superintendent of Colorado Public Instruction; Mrs. Celia F. Osgood Peterson, Deputy State Superintendent. Two-page panorama of Denver (W.H. Jackson). Information on the State Library. Information and photographs on The State Historical and Natural History Society of Colorado; also, on the War Relic Room. Condition: very good plus; enamel-coated pages near fine, clean and bright; covers slightly bowed. Not in Wynar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mesures sur le microphone

      1899 - (2), 60, (4)pp. Paris, G. Carré, 1899, in-8, (2), 60, (4)pp, demi-maroquin noir, pièce de titre en long (Rel. mod.), Thèse. Figures dans le texte. Très intéressante étude sur les éléments électriques et acoustiques qui interviennent dans la transmission du son par le microphone. Cachets gras d'un ancien laboratoire de chimie. Envoi de l'auteur au célèbre physicien Henri Becquerel, qui partagea en 1903 le Nobel de physique avec Pierre et Marie Curie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Brotherhood Of The Seven Kings

      London: Ward, Locke and co., 1899., 1899. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, with gilt titles and scene of a man on a raft with a noose tied around his neck in gilt to front board, gilt titles to spine; bevelled edges. Binding is a little rubbed, some bumping to corner and spine ends with some minor fraying. Internally clean with some incipient spotting, endpapers with some tanning. Blank label to front paste down. A classic crime novel from an early female crime writer, The Brotherhood Of The Seven Kings includes a notable turn by Madame Koluchy, the female gangster, mastermind, and leader of a gang of nefarious criminals, one of Meade's most interesting characters.

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        The Transatlantic Times. Vol. 1, no. 1.

      On board the Saint Paul November 15th 1899 - Printed sheet (25 x 20 cm. approx), Signed by Marconi, two of the original recording strips of the radio telegraph have been attached to it. On paper with watermark "Joynson's Parchment" (as indicated by Dunbar), mounted on card. November 15th 1899. There was a second, revised version but the present copy is the original version, recognizable at the letter "R" in the heading where the leg extends into the bow, and the more simple decoration of the line below the caption. First edition. The first newspaper produced on board a moving ship with up-to-date news. This publication is the first time that a press onboard a moving ship produced a bulletin incorporating up-to-date news broadcast by radio to the ship. This paved the way for all two-way communications with ships in the future. To enable this, Marconi set up equipment, previously used for reporting the Americas Cup Yacht race, on board the Saint Paul, sailing from New York to Southampton, and received dispatches from their station at the Needles, Isle of Wight, including news of the Boer War. Marconi was on the Saint Paul to receive the transmissions himself. The first signal was received when the Saint Paul was 66 miles from the Needles. In subsequent years, with increasing range, news was conveyed to ships at more distant positions and incorporated into pre-printed newspapers containing more general articles. Rare. COPAC list only BL and Glasgow University. According to an article by Augustus Hill in the Wireless Magazine, January 1927 p 516, 85 copies were produced to be sold to passengers. However the Marconi archivist in 1975, Mrs Hance, believed more copies were actually produced. The publication was not signed as a matter of course, and it appears that even the Marconi archives do not have a signed example. Mrs Hance speculates that the present copy was one of two signed by Marconi in 1910. Born in 1874, Guglielmo Marconi, whilst a young man in Italy, believed that it was possible to communicate without wires using Hertzian waves. By 1895 he had succeeded in transmitting signals over a few metres. To further his ambitions, Marconi moved to England in 1896 and filed the world's first patent for a system of telegraphy using Hertzian waves. In 1897 he set up a base at the Royal Needles Hotel and communicated with a hired boat. From the beginning Marconi was aware of the potential value of wireless to those at sea. In 1899 he set up a demonstration station on the Goodwin lightship which enabled the lightship to send distress signals when damaged by storm. By now the importance of wireless was becoming widely recognized and it was soon installed aboard three ships in Royal Naval manoeuvres. It was used in the Boer War, and to report the America's Cup races. In November Marconi set up a company in the United States which eventually became RCA. Our copy of the Transatlantic Times is offered together with extensive correspondence between a previous owner and archivists at Marconi, Cunard, and elsewhere. Dunbar, A History of Travel in America, Vol. IV, Indianapolis 1915, S. 1464; Scientific American, Vol. LXXXIX, Nr. 6, New York 1903, p. 100. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CLARIMONDE. By Theophile Gautier.

      New York [1899], Bretano's. Decorated cloth, 81p., 10x16 cm.. bright copy, top gilt, title page printed in red and black,. decle edges. FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 900 COPIES. Translated by Hearn from the work of Theophile Gautier. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: P.D & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: p.38. * Bal 7933 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        [Manuscript Children's Magazine Produced by a Club of Young Girls in Scotland]: The Giggler (1899-1904)

      Edinburgh, Scotland: The AAFA. 1899-1904. Fourteen issues. Octavos. Illustrated by hand. Each issue in hand-drawn and colored (usually painted) original wrappers. Consecutive run of twelve monthly issues for 1899 (the January issue states "Volume III," whether indicating that there were two previous issues, or two previous annual runs, is not clear); with an additional issue for 1902 (titled The Giggler 1902, with no monthly statement, possibly indicating that only one issue existed for the entire year); and another issue dated Giggler Winter 1903-1904, again possibly indicating a single issue for the year. Both of the later issues are substantially larger than the monthly issues, possibly lending credence to the theory that they are annual issues. Mostly unpaginated, the issues range from eight to over 100 pages, most somewhere in the middle, perhaps totaling somewhere in the vicinity of 400 pages.This literary, humor, and entertainment magazine was created by the AAFA, a club of literate young Scottish girls (with a single small contribution by the young brother of the Waterstons). Mostly accomplished on lined writing paper, with many of the illustrations tipped-in, the series contains dozens of painted illustrations in color, as well as many additional in pen-and-ink. The contents include serial stories and fairy tales, including subjects such as an account of a battle in a Utopia-gone-wrong; a poem about a midnight concert; several illustrated stories told in Negro dialect: "Our Stump Speaker," "Massa Crackabones on Cooking," and others; two long-running series "The Little Indians" and "A Wicked Girl's Plots"; an official report of a picnic the Club had at Craigmillar Castle; "How I Got My Pupils," a fictional story about starting a girl's preparatory school; patterns for doll's dresses; the adventures of a cockney or lower class fellow named Larry; a poem about the sea, "The Boundless Ocean," with albumen photographs used as illustrations; correspondence and criticisms of stories that appeared in previous issues; an announcement and diagrams of a new dance created for the AAFA; puzzles and rebuses; reports of Club meetings (where they vote on nicknames for each other); adventures, "A Dream Competition," a series of stories about "Percival Popp"; a story about trying to convince a brother not to engage in the sport of cockfighting; and his subsequent pursuit of a traveling circus.The final issue has a very amusing announcement in the front: "NOTICE: Any member who has no brothers to study may procure very good specimens from the President for a small sum on condition they are well looked after and returned undamaged. They don't eat much and are nice things to have around the house."The artwork, much of it by Dorothea Waterston, who would have been about 13 in 1899, improves as she gets older and indeed at least one auction record exists at Christie's for one of her adult paintings. Dorothea, her sister Mary, and her brother J.J. (apparently the sole male contributor), were the children of George Waterston, a stationer and proprietor of George Waterston and Sons, Edinburgh, specialist printers, manufacturing and retail stationers, and sealing wax manufacturers founded by his family in 1752. The business records of the firm and extensive family records are held by the National Library of Scotland, although it appears that they hold no copies of The Giggler.Wear, particularly at the spines, some wrappers detached, a few old tape repairs, some tears or modest chips, overall good. The elaborate nature of the issues inveighs strongly against there existing more than a single copy of each issue, and the wear to the issues that were presumably passed from hand-to-hand between the dozen or more Club members and contributors (combined, as well, with the vicissitudes of age), testifies further to these being unique. A charming, wonderfully realized, and sustained literary and artistic production. .

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        Helgoland" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.55,5x73cm; rechts unten mit Stempel-Signatur; um 1910 [Das plakative Gemälde handwerklich sorgfältig im profilierten und blattvergoldeten Rahmen (69x87cm) der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt

      - Petzenhammer eingerahmt.] Die Künstlervereinigung "Scholle" wurde im Jahr 1899 in München gegründet. Der Name "Scholle" stammt aus einem Vers des Schriftstellers Michael Georg Conrad: "Mußt Deine eigene Scholle beackern, die siebengescheiten Nachbarn laß gackern". Zu Püttner selbst: Er war Sohn des Architekten und Landschaftszeichners Richard Püttner, bei welchem er seinen ersten Malunterricht bekam. Danach ging er zur weiteren Ausbildung an die Akademie der bildenden Künste nach München zu Ludwig Herterich, Ludwig Löfftz und Paul Hoecker. Künstlerisch beeinflußt wurde er von Wilhelm Trübner. Er wurde Gründungsmitglied der Künstlervereinigung Die Scholle und der Münchner Secession, bei der er mit Max Feldbauer Vorstandsmitglied wurde. Nach seiner Ausbildung 1897 war er als Illustrator für die Wochenzeitschrift Die Jugend tätig. Er bekam den Professorentitel und lehrte an der Damenakademie des Münchner Künstlerinnenvereins.

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        Ukazanie Puti v Tsarstvie Nebesnoe. Pouchenie na Aleutsko-Lis'evskom jazike, sochinennoe svjaschennikom Ioannom Veniaminovym 1833 goda. [Indication to the Way to the Kingdom of Heaven, in Aleut language, composed by Priest Ioann Veniaminov in 1833]

      Moscow: Sinodalnaya Typografija, 1899. Octavo, [iv], 114 (paginated in Old Slavonic); old quarter sheep with marbled boards, fine. Rare: evangelical text translated into the Aleut language (and printed in Cyrillic), prepared by Ivan Veniaminov-Popov (1797-1879), the great Orthodox missionary to the northern Pacific. Veniaminov was educated in Irkutsk and chose a theological vocation. As a young man he was selected for the Orthodox mission to Unalaska and arrived there in 1822 with his wife and children. While some conversion had been previously successful, it was feared by the Church that Christian and indigenous beliefs had become merged. The scope of the missionary project soon expanded to include the entire Alaskan peninsula and surrounding islands, a vast and often inhospitable geographical area. For ten years Veniaminov was an intrepid traveller, often using small craft and kayaks to visit coastal settlements, and travelling on foot through rugged mountainous regions. In 1832 he was appointed to a relatively sedentary position at Sitka as minister to the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast.Veniaminov was a skilled linguist fluent in several dialects, he prepared this evangelical text in the Aleut language which was first published by the Moscow Synod in 1840 and later in 1899 (the present edition). Both editions are rare. As a pioneer apostle to the frozen north, Veniaminov was canonized Saint Innocent and holds a cherished place in the history of the Orthodox Church.

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        CHIEMSEE. - Fraueninsel. "Am Chiemsee". Ansicht vom Ufer aus mit Blick auf Frauenchiemsee mit dem Kloster.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Emil Lugo, 1899, 49,5 x 74,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIII, S. 456/7. - Der Maler und Graphiker wurde 1840 in Stockach geboren. Er studierte in Freiburg und Karlsruhe (bei Schirmer), war mit Hans Thoma befreundet und beendete 1869 in Dresden und Weimar seine Studienjahre bei Preller d.Ä. Seit 1887 lebte er in München, wo er 1902 starb. - Ausdrucksstarke, großformatige Lithographie in tadelloser Erhaltung.

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      London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 x 8 1/2 in., 8 vo. 213 pp. Mauve cloth boards with gilt decoration and spine titles. One of a thousand copies printed, per the limitation pg. First edition. Condition is VERY GOOD ; corners are a bit worn with a peek of board visible, covers are toned at the edges and the front has some rippling to the cloth at the lower edge. Spine is cocked and more toned, ends are bumped with wear and some tiny tears, the head has a closed tear along rear joint about 3/4 of an inch long, that continues horizontally into the spine, about an 1/8th of an inch, and is quite stable. Spine head also has a tiny area of loss to the rearward corner. Binding is firm and undamaged. Text is bright and unmarked, the paper a bit toned at the edges. A previous owner's engraved bookplate is on the front pastedown, and their name in pencil on the upper ffep. This copy also has "7/6 nett" in pencil opposite the title pg. A rare first of Wilde's work. Drama. RGR.

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        Die Antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands. Band I / 1. Halbband: Dacien und Moesien. Herausgegeben von der königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Unter Leitung von F. Imhoof-Blumer. Bearbeitet von Behrendt Pick. Berlin 1899, 518 Seiten, XX Tafeln. Band III

      Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer / Walter de Gruyter 1899 / 1935, Berlin - 28 x 21 cm 2 Bände, Geschichte Kulturgeschichte Antike Obr. Einbände berieben und mit diversen Randläsuren, Band 1: Bindung gebrochen, Rücken fehlt. Band III gut [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        American Bar. Utmutato az amerikai husito es hevito italok keszitesehez. [Guide for making American hot and cold beverages]

      Budapest: Kapheto Aczél Miksa, 1899. Octavo, 96, iv, [ads], pages. Illustrated. First edition of this rare Hungarian cocktail manual, written and published by the famous eponymous cafe/bar. The recipes and other text is in Hungarian, but the cocktail names are in English, and one can get a good sense of not only the cocktails which had appeared in Budapest, but the available ingredients. The author urges those who would embrace foreign visitors to Budapest to be aware that high quality food and drink will be expected, and that the cocktail need be available. The illustrations depict required barware, and the ads a variety of luxury food and drink items available in Hungary. Some darkening to wrappers at spine, otherwise very good, in publisher's printed brick red wrappers. Rare. While there is a modern facsimile edition available in Hungary, no copy appears in OCLC, and none on any of the lists of major collections which have been made public. We are aware of only one other copy, which is in a private collection and which we placed. [OCLC locates no copies; not in relevant bibliographies].

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        Kitai. Graschdanskoje i ugolownoje sakonodatelstwo (China. Zivil- und Strafrecht – Deckeltitel französisch : „La Chine. Code Penal").

      St. Petersburg, Kirschbaum, 1899. - 1 Blatt, 51 Seiten, 4 Blatt Tabellen, Halbledereinband der Zeit, 30 x 20 cm, Einband etwas berieben und kleineren Schabspuren, innen sauber. Russische Ausgabe des Strafgesetzbuches der chinesischen Mandschu-Dynastie (1644-1912) basierend auf den Arbeiten von Thomas Staunton („The Fundamental Laws .of China", 1810).

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        Atlas de la Flore Alpine. Publié par le Club alpin allemand et autrichien. 1 Text- und 5 Tafelbände.

      Georg & Co., Genf 1899 - 193 S. (Textband) und 500 farbig lith. Tafeln (100 je Tafelband), Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 illustriertes grünes Original-Leinen, Rotschnitt, Vorsatz mit Namensstempel, Textseiten geringfügig gebräunt, die Einbände nur minimal berieben und minimal fleckig, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar mit sehr sauberen Tafeln,

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        A Texas Ranger

      N.Y: Scribner's, 1899. First Edition. Very good or better condition. 321 pp.; 8vo; pictorial brown cloth, without dust jacket. Spine slightly darkened; moderate soil to covers with a less than a dimed size light blemish to cloth between N&G of Ranger front cover; quarter size blemish to cloth back cover; very minor rubbing to corners. Overall a clean, tight copy with sharp pictorial illustration front cover.

      [Bookseller: G. F. Wilkinson Books]
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        Dollenstein. [Häuser an einem Fluß].

       [ca. 1899]. Orig.-Aquarell. 32 x 25, 5 cm.Schüttler, Wien 1944; vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Antiquitäten-Rundschau 23. Jg. 1925, Nr. 24 - Frühe Arbeit! A. d. Rückseite ein eh. Echtheitszertifikat a. d. Hand v. Robert Kasimir, dat. 1973. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Künstlergraphik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Pesn o veshchem Olege

      St. Petersburg: Ekspeditsii Zagotovlenya Gosudarstvennykh Bumag 1899 Memorial edition on the occassion of the 100th birthday of A. S. Puschkin, leporello, 8 printed pages, 4°, as a real curiosity, in a picture frame of 144 x 40 centimetres, behind glass, whereby the frame can easily be removed, the leporello book is in no way cut or fixed to the backside of the frame, and its condition is excellent, white paper, tremendous colours.Russland, V. M. Vasnetsov, Sagen, Märchen, kostbare Ausgaben

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI An Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1899. First edition. Folio with 210 illustrations including frontispiece by G. F. Watts. Bound in the original publisher's cloth with the spine and upper cover heavily gilt in designs by Laurence Housman.  Light flecking and minor color variations on the cloth but overall a near fine copy with the gilt Housman spine and cover design very bright.  (Please note: The color variations on the online image are the fault of the photographer....not nearly as noticeable in reality. Very Heavy.  Extra postage required.)

      [Bookseller: Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books]
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        Der stolze Orinoco.

      (Hartleben),, Wien 1899 - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Wien (Hartleben), 1899. Gr. 8°. 417 (2) S. mit 72 Illustrationen. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und Farbschnitt. sehr feines Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 73 + 74. Prachtausgabe. Fromm 26376. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und Farbschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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      THE CONVERSION OF PAULA BY ST. JEROME Heliogravure uitgegeven in 1899 door Arthur Tooth & Sons te Londen naar het schilderij (Opus CCCL) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: ca. 37,5 x 82 cm.Het schilderij waarnaar deze gravure is gemaakt, was onderdeel van de Royal Academy"s Summer Exhibition in 1898 en werd vanwege z"n uitmuntende techniek en schoonheid ontvangen als meesterwerk. Kunstcriticus F.G. Stephens beschouwde The Coversion of Paula als Alma-Tademas topstuk. Kunsthandel Arthur Tooth & Sons, opdrachtgever voor het schilderij, had daarmee een nieuwe troef in handen. Volgens de brieven van Alma-Tadema aan Stephens kwam het schilderij niet zonder problemen tot stand en was hij erg content met de lofbetuiging.Paula, gekleed in een purper en amber met goud geweven gewaad, leunt achterover op een altaar gewijd aan Bacchus. Ze luistert naar de charmante maar ascetische Hiëronymus die haar vertelt over het Christendom. Later verlaat Paula de Bacchus cult om deze nieuwe religie te volgen. Het werk vertegenwoordigt een van de weinig christelijk getinte onderwerpen in Alma-Tademas oeuvre. Tien jaar eerder was hij bekritiseerd voor het gebrek aan 'moral purpose" in zijn schilderij The roses of Heliogabalus.Prijs: € 3.250,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Indian Tales

      New York and Boston: H. M. Caldwell. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1899. First thus. Cloth. Publisher's red cloth decorated and titled in black, beige and gilt, top edges gilt, in publisher's printed orange paper dust-wrapper; and 16 b/w plates. But for a touch of foxing to the rear endpapers, book is fine and unmarked; the jacket has chips out at the spine head and corners, and the spine is a touch sunned; An attractive copy of this 1899 one-volume collection of Indian Tales , later re-issued by Dodge in a more "economical" version (see Richards E1-1 and Livingston p. 62) .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        The Writings of Mark Twain

      Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1899. Full leather. Fine. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1899. Full leather. Twenty-five volumes. Octavo. The Writings of Mark Twain (Autograph Edition) . Beautifully contemporary (publisher) binding in full dark blue crushed morocco levant with five raised bands to spine within compartments, gilt tiitles, geometric patterns on the front and rear boards intertwined with leafy vines and double gilt ruled lines to corner, inner cover with a central red morocco and gilt corner-pieces, red moirè silk doublures, top edge gilt. An extremely desirable set in full morocco binding. The Autograph Edition of Mark Twain Writings is limited to five hundred and twelve copies which this is number 13. Signed by the author on the limitation page in the first volume, signed by Charles D. Warner in volume ten, and with a number of the artist on thier plates signed to set, introduction essay are by Brander Matthews. Illustrated throughout. A great american author and splendid set.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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