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        A New Pilgrimage,

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.,, 1899. and Other Poems. Small octavo (161 × 95 mm). Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine and in blind to front board, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Title-page printed in red and black. Spine sunned, extremities lightly rubbed, corners bumped, a scattering of white marks to top edge and head of front board, a very good copy. First edition, trade issue, T. E. Lawrence's copy, with his posthumous Clouds Hill bookplate to the front pastedown and his pencilled initials to the front free endpaper. Lawrence was a great admirer of Blunt's, a fellow adventurer turned-Arab sympathiser and anti-imperialist who served as a diplomat for eleven years before marrying Byron's granddaughter, Lady Anne King; soon after the birth of their child in 1873 "the couple departed on the desert travels that were to build their joint reputations for courage and expertise" (ODNB). Blunt's support of the 'Urabi revolt in 1881 made him persona non grata in the higher circles of British politics, his dogged advocacy of Arab interests foreshadowing Lawrence's disappointments some forty years later: "When Blunt denounced European imperialism, he was in turn denounced as only another 'Urabi in a frock coat". Lawrence, having recently agreed to join Churchill's new Middle East Department, wrote to Blunt before setting off for the Cairo Conference in March 1921: "I'll get my way or resign - or even do both things Â… Winston is a new and very keen mind on the Middle East business, and I hope will take it the right way. It's a very great chance given me" (Wilson, Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorised Biography, p. 647. With Feisal offered the throne of Iraq and Abdullah that of the Transjordan, Lawrence was able to fulfil at least some of his promises to the Arabs, though he nevertheless left the Colonial Office in July 1922 and joined the RAF under the name of Ross before enlisting in the tank corps the following year as T. E. Shaw. Writing from Karachi in 1928, he pointed H. H. Banbury, his regimental sergeant-major in the tank corps, to Blunt's 1903 translation of the pre-Islamic Arabic odes known as the Mu'allaqat: "a good translation, into English poetry, by Wilfrid Blunt, a great old man who died lately. His wife, Lady Anne, was an Arabic scholar. She made a prose translation: and Wilfrid, who could speak some Arabic, and liked Arabs, put them into very fine verse" (Garnett, ed., Letters of T. E. Lawrence, p. 584). A superb association, with the additional bookplate of Peter Hopkirk, noted British journalist who wrote widely on Central Asia and the Middle East, to the front pastedown. There was also a deluxe issue of 50 large-paper copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Official Souvenir Score Card of the Yale-Princeton Baseball Game University Field Saturday June 10, 1899

      Princeton, N.J.: The Princeton University Press, 1899. Illustrated from photos: Library; Princeton Field; Freshman Game; Blair Hall; Blair Hall & John Insley Blair; '98 Foot Ball Team; De Saules (of Yale) and Kafer; Princeton Team; Yale Team; "Bob" Church; Entrance to Campus; Whig and Clio Halls. [40] pp. Oblong 8vo (15.5 cm x 24 cm). Original colored pictorial wrappers by C.D. Richards, ties. Very good, some tape on spine and vertical creasing to covers. Illustrated from photos: Library; Princeton Field; Freshman Game; Blair Hall; Blair Hall & John Insley Blair; '98 Foot Ball Team; De Saules (of Yale) and Kafer; Princeton Team; Yale Team; "Bob" Church; Entrance to Campus; Whig and Clio Halls. [40] pp. Oblong 8vo (15.5 cm x 24 cm). With completed score sheet, showing Princeton the victor, 6-2.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        OPORTO OLD AND NEW: Being a Historical Record of the Port Wine Trade, and a Tribute to British Commercial Enterprize in the North of Portugal

      Herbert E. Harper, London 1899 - 314 pages + x pages index, frontispiece, illustrated, top edges gilt, "Offley, Forrester & Co., 66 Mark Lane, E.C." neatly stamped on the inside of the front cover with a presentation note in pencil to M.Bradshaw from this firm dated February 1900, a little worn around the extremities, a few very minor marks on the covers, otherwise a clean tight and sound copy in very good condition. Size: 25 x 18.5 cm., [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A.]
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        Cat's Head in Profile to Left

      1899. Detmold, Edward Julius. Etching showing the head of a dozing cat in profile. Above him, a dream floats: a small mouse, enclosed in a circle partially formed by its own tail. Full of character, from the mouse's slightly frightened eyes to the cat's regal but lazy bearing, and executed with exquisite detail. Tinted using a gray wash, with the mouse highlighted in pink. Monogrammed in the lower left. Cream matting. A very fine example of an early Detmold etching, of which few impressions were ever printed. (Etching measures 5 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches). (Dodgson, Print Collector's Quarterly, Vol. 9, p. 398, #47).

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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. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun]
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        Röntgen Rays. Memoirs by Röntgen, Stokes and J. J. Thomson. Translated and Edited by George F. Barker.

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1899. - First of this edition. vii, 76 pp, 1 leaf (ads). Original cloth. Very Good+. Harper's Scientific Memoirs. Pp. 3-18 = one of the earliest English translations of Garrison-Morton 2683: 'The discovery of x rays.; the foundation stone of the science of roentgenology.' Pp. 21-40 = English translation of Röntgen's third communication to the Annalen der Physik on x rays. Harper's Scientific Memoirs, edited by J. S. Ames, III. Contains English translations of all three publications by Röntgen on X-rays (1895-96-97). 'The best contemporary English translation of Röntgen's three communications on x-rays was made by George F. Barker' (Klickstein, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, On a New Kind of Rays, A Bibliographical Study, 1966, p. 73). The other works included in this volume are: G. G. Stokes, 'On the Nature of the Röntgen Rays (The Wilde Lecture)' (1897); and J. J. Thomson, 'A Theory of the Connection between Cathode and Röntgen Rays' (1898). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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        The Chiswick Shakespeare. Complete in 39 Volumes

      London: George Bell & Sons 1899 / 1902. Complete set in 39 volumes. Published 1899 to 1902. This is the deluxe limted edition printed on Japanese vellum - the limitation states 200 numbered copies, but this set is unnumbered. Publisher's quarter vellum over elaborately gilt-decorated cream-coloured cloth. Spines gilt. Ribbon markers. Minor marks to boards. Illustrated title pages. Frontis illustration and other illustrations & vignettes by Byam Shaw. Uncommon complete, this is only the 3rd complete set of the Japanese vellum edition we've had in 45 years. A Near Fine set with just minor marking to the cloth. . Near Fine. Decorated Cloth. 1899. 12mo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Reflets de la sombre route

      Calmann Lévy 1899 - - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1899, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Dos comportant des déchirures restaurées, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. spine comportant des déchirures restaurées, sinon agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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        D'Eugène Delacroix au néo-impressionnisme

      Editions de la Revue Blanche, Paris 1899 - Rare édition originale dédiée à la mémoire de Georges Seurat. Couverture dessinée par Théo van Rysselberghe. Tirage à petit nombre. >>>>>Avec cet ouvrage Signac formalise le mouvement néo-impressionniste, dont il fut le principal acteur avec Georges Seurat. S'inspirant de traités scientifiques consacrés aux phénomènes optiques, notamment celui d'Eugène Chevreul, ce dernier puise plusieurs principes qui constituent les bases théoriques de ce qu'il nomme le chromo-luminarisme: notion des couleurs complémentaires, distinction entre teinte et ton, idée du mélange optique s'effectuant non plus sur la palette mais dans la rétine du spectateur. Il en conçoit à partir de 1886 une technique caractérisée par l'application régulière et ordonnée de petites touches, "points" de couleurs pures qui composent le motif. Théo van Rysselberghe, Pissarro, Luce et Signac entres autres le suivront dans cette direction. Ce dernier avec D'EUGENE DELACROIX AU NEO-IMPRESSIONNISME en rédige le manifeste qui aura une influence certaine sur les fauves, les symbolistes et le futuristes, marquant une rupture qui favorisera la naissance des différents courants artistiques du siècle à venir. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        OPORTO OLD AND NEW: Being a Historical Record of the Port Wine Trade, and a Tribute to British Commercial Enterprize in the North of Portugal

      Herbert E. Harper, London 1899 - 314 pages + x pages index, frontispiece, illustrated, top edges gilt, "Offley, Forrester & Co., 66 Mark Lane, E.C." neatly stamped on the inside of the front cover with a presentation note in pencil to M.Bradshaw from this firm dated February 1900, a little worn around the extremities, a few very minor marks on the covers, otherwise a clean tight and sound copy in very good condition. Size: 25 x 18.5 cm., [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A.]
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        Fantastic Fables.

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1899. Octavo. Original tan cloth, spine and front cover lettered and decorated in gilt, red, blue and black. Spine toned, some marks to covers, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, first printing, first issue, with the 4pp. publisher's terminal advertisements headed "By Anna Fuller", as called for. With a compliments slip signed by Bierce (in pale purple pencil) tipped to the front pastedown. "These short, titled fables, all in prose, point sardonic morals, one after another... Heading any tabulation would be politicians (including inept diplomats), closely followed by policemen, lawyers, and judges... Utterly typical, here, are Bierce's criticism of spiritual-intellectual pretensions and alleged juridical-political pomposity, and his lonely praise of an anti-American military-political pragmatist [the Filipino revolutionary Emilio Aguinaldo]" (Robert L. Gale, An Ambrose Bierce Companion, 2001, pp. 94-95).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WAR IS KIND

      1899. [Will Bradley's masterpiece] Drawings by Will Bradley. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1899. Original grey paper boards pictorially decrated in black, with spine label. First Edition of Crane's eighth book, his second volume of verse (some of which had appeared in the 1896 Roycroft Quarterly as "A Souvenir and A Medley"). Crane wrote these poems in Havana, during his nine-month separation from Cora; he called them his "Intrigue" poems, as in general they concerned his love-conflict between Cora (then being foreclosed upon in England) and Lily Brandon Munroe.~Mainly interesting as biography, these poems have been ignored or slighted by Crane's biographers and critics. They are memorable not as poetry but as poetic documents of personal feeling [Stallman].~But today this book is sought just as much for Will Bradley's book design and illustrations: the book is now regarded as typifying the best of American book design of the 1890s. The book was "arranged and printed by Will Bradley," with the text and his many illustrations on the heavy grey paper he chose for this book.~This is a very nearly FINE copy: the spine is slightly browned (less than usual), but there is scarcely any wear (typically the spine ends are chipped away, but not here). Williams & Starrett 20; Blanck 4083. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Therapie der anomalen vita sexualis bei Männern mit specieller Berücksichtigung der Suggestivbehandlung. Mit einem Vorwort v. Prof. v. Krafft-Ebing.

       258(1) u. 26 vorwiegend einseit. beschriebene, teilweise hs. num. Bll. u. 6 hs., gef. Tabellen. Schwarzer HLnBd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Einband an den Unterkanten u. Ecken leicht berieben; im Text durchgeh. gebräunt u. z.Tl. fingerfl. Handschriftliches Manuskript zu dem 1899 bei Enke in Stuttgart erschienenen gleichnamigem Werk des österreichischen Neurologen Alfred Fuchs (1870-1927). F. studierte in Prag und Wien Medizin, 1900 wurde er Assistent bei Richard von Krafft-Ebing, dessen Werke er nach dem Tode seines Lehrers herausgab. Von besonderer Bedeutung sind seine Untersuchungen über die Zerebrosinalflüssigkeit, die Fuchs-Rosenthalsche Zählkammer und die Messung der Pupillengröße. (vg. Fischer, Biogr. Lex. d. hervorragenden Ärzte. I, 461; ÖBL I, 378). - Enthält auch - nach dem Titelblatt - das Originalmanuskript des Vorwortes von Krafft-Ebing, 2 Seiten, dat. 3.1.1899, das Fuchs im Anschluß nochmals in eigener Abschrift angefügt hat. Die enthaltene (25-seitige) Abhandlung (`Beitrag zur abdominalen Diagnostik`) entfiel in der gedruckten Ausgabe und konnte von uns nicht als eigenständige Veröffentlichung nachgewiesen werden. - Exemplar der Druckausgabe als Beigabe. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Handschrift, Autographen, Erotik, Sexualität, Perversion, Suggestion, Hypnose, Krafft-Ebing, Psychiatrie, Neurologie, Sexualwissenschaft, Medizin

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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Reflets de la sombre route

      Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête.spine comportant des déchirures restaurées, sinon agréable exemplaire. Calmann Lévy Paris 1899 12x18,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Story of the Treasure Seekers. Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of Fortune. With Pictures by Gordon Browne & Lewis Baumer. Presentation Copy.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1899 - First edition. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xii:296:(2):(10, publisher's advertisements). Original green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Frontispiece detached and lacking tissue guard. Inner joints cracked but holding on webbing. Some marginal toning and light thumb marks. One leaf partly detached, cracked at 4 inner gutters, three leaves a little roughly opened on blank bottom margin. Gilt to spine dulled, a few small nicks to headbands, fore-corners rubbed through. A splendid presentation copy of the first edition of this children's classic inscribed "To Bower Marsh from E. Nesbit, Jan. 25. 1900". Bower Marsh her admirer and one time lover; Jan. 25th was his birthday. *Julia Briggs in her biography of Edith Nesbit "A Woman of Passion" (Hutchinson, 1987) writes:"Edith's friendship with Bower Marsh flourished in the early 1890s; one day she made a special train journey down to Halstead with him so that she could show him her old home and walk once again in the woods and parkland she loved so much. Nostalgic journeys of this kind were always a sign of her special affection, a sign that she was taking someone into her heart as she took him into her past. On his birthday, 25 January 1892, she gave him her latest volume of poems, the second series of Lays and Legends, and she continued to remember the occasion by giving him her books for some years.".Inscribed Edith Nesbit's are exceedingly rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LE TOUR D'ASIE: Vol. I: Cochinchine, Annam, Tonkin. [Siam Cambodge]. Vol. II: L'

      Paris 1899, Plon. Half blue cloth over marbled boards, 5 cm.. split to top hinge now solid,36 b.w. photos, French text,vol. 1 of 2 vols. only, 333p., color folding map, covers Cambodge. Cochinchine, Siam, Saigon, Angkor, Annam & Tonkin.EARLY WORK. Superb primary resource. Volume I: covers the author's journey through Cochinchine, Cambodge, Siam, the Moi...From Saigon to Pnom-pehn, route to Angkor, Bangkok. Annam: Tourane and the Montagnes, Hue, Kim Long, the Royal Palace, of mandarins, Nguyen Trong Hiep, impressions of the regent. Tonkin: To Haiphong, 'Along bay, Hanoi, to Kuang-si, Long Tcheou and the Song Thuong valley. * Volume 2: La Chine du Nord: the route to Peking: caravans, funerals, foreigners in, tour of the sites. Mongolia, Dolo Nor, Jehol, the Yang-tse, Shanghai to Hankeou and Ichang, the rapids, Szechuen, cravans, Tse-Liou Tsin, capital, Mt. Omei, down to the Red river to Yun-nan, route to Yun-nan, Tchao-toung, Man hao, descent to Tonkin by the Red River. * The large color folding itineraries map shows the author's trek in red from France by ship to Colombo, Singapore, Saigon and from there overland throughout China, Japan, and from Vladivostok across Russia back to Europe...a superb and magnificent trip ! * A most fascinating work, enhanced with many stunning black and white early photographs along the way. The book was written in a diary form, beginning in January 1894, ending in 1899. * 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Crown of Life

      New York: Stokes, 1899. First American edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, variant binding. Very good, spine a bit faded and slighty rubbed, some spotting to prelims. Bookplate. Cloth slipcase. First American edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Author's presentation copy, inscribed "To Miss A. H. Ward with very kind regards George Gissing. Xmas. 1899." The recipient was Alice Ward, a journalist and short story writer, and translator resident in Paris. Ward - who sometimes used the pseudonym Alys Hallard - served as correspondent for The Author (the organ of the Society of Authors), in which capacity she provided an important link between writers in France and England. She was a good friend of Gabrielle Fleury and indeed Ward claimed to have introduced her to Gissing's New Grub Street, 1891. In 1904 Ward published an obituary of Gissing in The Author and later considered writing a book about him; it did not, however, progress beyond some notes. Gissing presentations are uncommon on the market. Coustillas A21.5a; cf. also "Alice Ward and the Gissings," Gissing Newsletter, Oct. 1978 and Jan. 1979; Gissing Letters v. 7, p. 214,; London and the Life of Literature in Late Victorian England: The Diary of George Gissing, ed. Pierre Coustillas, 1978, p. 522, (diary entry for 29 November 1899)

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        Traité d'anatomie humaine

      1899 - 5 tomes reliés en 8 volumes Paris, Masson et cie, L. Bataille et Cie, 1899-1904, in-8, 5 tomes reliés en 8 volumes complets, demi-basane bordeaux, dos lisse, (reliure de l'époque), Très nombreuses figures en noir et en couleurs dans le texte, gravées sur bois par Edouard Cuyer et Leubat. Fascicules de la première et de la deuxième édition mélangés, ce qui explique notamment les glissements de pagination qui peuvent exister entre certains des volumes ou des tomes. Cependant tous les fascicules sont bien complets. Ce traité est divisé comme suit : embryologie, ostéologie et arthrologie (t.1); myologie, lymphatiques, angéiologie (t.2); système nerveux (t.3); appareil respiratoire, tube digestif, annexes du tube digestif (t.4); organes génito-urinaires, organes des sens et glandes surrénales (t.5). Paul Julien Poirier (1853-1907) fut chirurgien des hôpitaux à l'hôpital Tenon puis Lariboisière (1904). Exemplaire présentant quelques rousseurs et mouillures, souvent en début de volume. Quelques inscription manuscrite au crayon. Tome III commence au 5ème volume: erreur de reliure [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        India és Ceylon. Uti Jegyzetek. Irta Mocsáry Béláné Fáy Mária. Minden jog fentartva. 80 képpel. [India and Ceylon. Travel Notes with 80 Photographs.]

      Athenaeum R.-Társulat, Budapest 1899 - First edition. In publisher's blue buckram with gilt title on front panel and spine. [1] leave frontispiece, 230, (4) p. Scarce account of a woman traveller of her journey to India an Ceylon. Illustrated with her own photographs. Mária Fáy Béláné Mocsáry ( 1845-1917) was the first Hungarian woman traveller and an early feminist. After her husband's death in 1890 she started her travels, first shorter journeys to the Balkans, later longer trips to Asia and North-America. In 1904 she planned a tour around the world, but she gave it up because of the outbrake of the Russo-Japanese War. Frontispiece mounted to pastedown. Spine slightly rubbed at head and tail, otherwise in fine condition. In publisher's blue buckram with gilt title on front panel and spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Bataillon de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Lausanne 1899 - IIIe Compagnie - 1899. Photogr. originale signée.

      1899, 1899 - 26x38 cm (photo), 1 feuille encadrée (47x57.5 cm). Charles Messaz se trouve entre 1895 et 1898 dans son premier atelier, une baraque de bois à la pontaise, en face de la caserne.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Breguet, E.: 100 ans de photographie chezu les vaudois 1839-1939.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        LA COREE ET LES MISSIONNARIRES FRANCAIS.

      Tours [1899?, Mame]. 3/4 Orange speckled cloth, over marbled. boards, 368p., profusely illustrated with many full & text. plates, very clean and solid copy, French text, with intro-. introduction by Chasles Dallet. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION. AN EARLY FRENCH MISSIONARY RESOURCE ON KOREA AND MISSIONS This is a very rare and obscure book, it is divided into two parts: La Coree & Les Missionnaires Francais. * Part I: Addresses: Le pays, les productinos, les habitants; historie de la Coree; son etat de vasselage vis-a-vis de la Chine, origine des divers partis politiques; rois, princes du sang, eunuques, funerailles royales; gouvernement organisation civile et militaire, tribunaux, pretoriens, prisons, supplices; examens publics, grades et dignities, ecoles speciales; la langue Coreene; etat social, differentes classes, nolesse, peuple, esclaves; condition de femmes, mariage; famille, adoption, parente; religion, culte de ancetres, superstitions populaires; caracter des Coreens, leurs qualities, morales, leures defauts, leurs habitudes; jeux, comedies, fetes du nouvel an, le hoan-rap; logements, habillements, coutumes diverses; sciences, industrie and commerce. * Part II: Origine de l'eglise Coreeane, remier martyrs, Le Pere Jacques Tsiou [1794-1801], Columbe Kang [1901], Luthgarde Ni, vierge et martyre [1802], martyre du Pere Tsiou-lettre des catholiques Coreens au aper; en Coree un pauvre homme; un ecolier sans pareil-Mgr. Imbert, ses vertus; martyre de Mgr, Imbert et M.M. Chastan et Maubant; une famille de mart- yrs; voyage de Mgr. Ferreol et de Maistre en route pour la Coree; premiere intervention Francais en Coree, martyre du Pere Andre Kim; expedition Francaise en Coree, entree de M. Maistre; Mgr. Berneux et ses missionnaries, la guere Anglo- Francais en Chine, le terreurs de Coreens, nouveaux apotres; les Russes-arrestation et martyre de Mgr. Berneux, de MM. de Bretenieres, Beaulieu, Dorie; martyre de MM. Ourthie et Pet- itnicolas, de Mgr. Daveluy et ses compagnons [1866], MM Fer- on, Riodel, la persecution...and many others in this vein. * This is a very fascinating and interesting early resource on French missionary work in old Korea, due to the persecution and murder of many French missionaries and Korean converts, the French to launched an attack on the Koreans, just as it did a few years earlier in Tonkin and South China, the result were that France took land as is price. This work documents their early origins and sojourn in Korea, catholic missionary success, conversion of Koreans, martyrs and efforts to convert Koreans. * An exceptionally rare book, large size, 18 x 27 cm., very clean and solid copy. Books on this early chapter of foreign involvement in Korea are quite SCARCE ! * BINDING: The book to our knowledge was issued in two cloth variants: 3/4 orange speckled cloth over marbled boards and red pictorial cloth. Both are of equal value, and the contents remains identical. We continue to illustrated both photos on our website for reference purpose only. * BIBLIIOGRAPHY: This illusive work is not listed in any of the usual bibliographies including M. Courant: BIBLIOGRAPHIE COREENNE. * Cited in: International House of Japan Library: UNION CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON KOREA IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN...p.5. * OCLC locates only three copies. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The River War. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899., 1899. FIRST EDITION of the author's second book. 2 volumes; large octavo; pp. xxiii + 462; xiv + 499. Illustrated with Frontispiece and other portraits, and 34 maps and plans, many coloured and folding. Wood's second state of Appendix 'C' although Cohen is non-committal on this. Finely bound c.1950 in half red crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, for booksellers and Royal Warrant holders Apsrey and Co. Internally clean, externally unmarked. A very fine set indeed. WSC's second book, written while he was still an Army officer, describes the background to the Sudan conflict between the British forces under Lord Kitchener and the fanatical Islamic Jihadists led by a self proclaimed second prophet of Islam, the relationship of the Upper Nile to Egypt, the murder of General Charles George Gordon in the siege at Khartoum, the political reaction in England, and Kitchener's elaborate preparations for the war. While in the Sudan Churchill participated in the Battle of Omdurman, the last British cavalry charge in battle. Churchill comments at length on the mechanization of war with use of the telegraph, railroad, and a new generation of weaponry. A sound set of "... a brilliant history of British involvement in the Sudan and the campaign for its reconquest: arresting, insightful, with tremendous narrative and descriptive power. Though published ...100 years ago, it is uniquely relevant to our times: combined with Churchill's personal adventure, there are passages of deep reflection about the requirements of a civilised government of ordered liberty" -Langworth. 'Churchill's greatest early work: a prose epic with much relevance today' -Churchill Centre. Langworth p.27; Woods A2.

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        Eigenh. Jugendzeichnungen in Feder und Tusche.

      O. O., ca. 1891 bis 1899. - Zusammen 26 Bll. Formate von 65:70 bis 145:220 mm. Lose in Pappband d. Zt. 8vo. Sammlung von frühen Zeichnungen und Skizzen (Indianer und Cowboy, Landschaften, Theaterszenen, 2 Bll. Kostümdarstellungen u. a.) von Scheurich, der auch als Kulissenmaler fürs Theater arbeitete, vor allem jedoch bekannt wurde „durch seine preziösen, im Rokokostil gebildeten Modelle für die Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen, Karlsruhe, Nymphenburg u. Berlin" (Vollmer IV, 183) – Wenige Bll. datiert und signiert bzw. monogrammiert. - Beiliegend 1 eh. Brief mit U. seines Bruders, des Photographen Georg Scheurich (o. O. u. D. 3¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo; auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des photographisch-artistischen Ateliers Scheurich in Berlin) an die gemeinsame Schwester, 1 Orig.-Photographie von G. Scheurich (166:224 mm) sowie ein von Scheurichs Tante Anna beschr. Deckblatt: „Gesammelte Zeichnungen von meinem Neffen Paulchen Scheurich. Hirschberg 1892 u. 1893". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility.

      George Allen, London. 1899. First thus. Illustrated with dozens of line drawings [chapter-heads and full-page] by Hammond. Bound in heavily gilt-embossed publisher's green cloth. Superb Near Fine bumped spine. Two ink names to verso of front endpaper, light foxing to prelims, otherwise the text block is clean bright and tight. In all, a very presentable copy indeed of this more uncommon edition.

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        A Hole in the Wall

      Boston: Little, Brown. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1899. Cloth. Bright yellow cloth stamped in black and green, titles in gilt, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. [2], 64, [2] (ads), plus frontis and three plates. Binding designed by Amy M. Sacker, with her monogram at the lower left corner of both binding and jacket. Spine tips and corners rubbed and soiled, chipping to the spine head, spot of soiling to the upper board, internally clean and unmarked; jacket with chips out at the corners and larger chunks out at the spine tips, spine somewhat sunned, a water spot to the upper panel; First separate edition, one of eleven separately published stories printed (in this series) between 1899 and 1904. BAL 225 .

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        Marjorie's Three Gifts

      Boston: Little, Brown. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1899. Cloth. Publisher's green cloth illustrated, decorated, and titled in yellow, black, and bright gilt, in publisher's matching printed dust-wrapper; pp. [2], 41, [2] (ads) plus frontis and 3 plates. Touch of rubbing to the spine tips and corners, 1902 gift inscription on the ffep, else fine, bright, sharp; jacket with chipping at the spine tips and corners, rear panel creased and with 2 short tails, spine creased and with a pencil-eraser-sized puncture near the tail, not affecting text; First separate edition, the second of the eleven separately published stories printed (in this series) between 1899 and 1904. Originally included in "My Girls" (1878). BAL 226 .

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        Der Aktsaal. Weibliche Modelle. Aufgenommen unter Leitung akademischer Künstler in der photographischen Kunstanstalt von Hugo Richter. 22 (von 24) Tafeln in Lichtdruck. Ein Album für Maler, Bildhauer, Architekten, Akademiker und Kunsthandwerker.

      - Zürich, Verlag von Moritz Kreutzmann, (1899). 44 : 32,5 cm. Titelbl. u. 22 (von 24) Lichtdrucktafeln. Lose wie erschienen in Orig.-Halbleinenmappe mit Bindebändern. Heidtmann 11092. - Es fehlen die Tafeln 11 und 14. - Ecken und Kanten der Mappe etwas berieben und Hinterdeckel leicht felckig, die Tafeln nur vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig. - Sehr selten.

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        JAPANESE SHUNGA EROTIC PRINT.

      [Japan nd.ca 1899].A single Oban sheet [Aiban], center-fold-. ed, sheet 34 x 25 cm., print size 32 x 23cm., very crisp,. clean, a minor tear in the center fold, mended, matted, done. in mostly in subtle vegetal colors.. A MEIJI COUPLE ENGAGE IN FOREPLAY The co-artist was Hamada Josen. Tomioka [1836-1924] is most important Nanga painter of the time, born in Kyoto. In 1859 he escaped to Nagasaki to avoid capture due to his associat- ion with revolutionaries. There he seriously studied Nanga painting style. He is a widely recognized & collected in the West & in Japan. His works are rare & always important. See Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS P.181. This print is likely from a book, thus the center fold. Its a strong image and stands alone. The young woman is seated on a floor with her legs open, revealing a finely drawn vulva, with a soft purple tinged clitoris, and sparce hair just above, she is wrapped around the hips with her under Kimono in brilliant red. The young man is bending in front of her breasts enjoy- ing a good look at her vulva sporting a very giant and erect pink-flushed penis poking out from under his Kimono which rests on his buttocks. The girl's arms tenderly holds his back & left for arm. The two have finely coiffure hair, with reverse burnishing effecting a sheen to their groomed hair. In her Meiji style hair is a comb and three ornaments. She leans against a black lacquer Tansu with brass handles. On the floor by his feet is a large folded group of Chirishi or paper used to wipe up the vaginal & seminal juices, near this is evidence of used paper, meaning that they have been involved in love-making earlier. This scene is a tender and poignant view into a private moment enjoyed by a lovers. From her appearance she is not a prostitute. The majority of Shunga depict men with Joro or prostitutes. This scene is atypical and thus reveals the true aspects of young love. A scanned image of this can be e-mailed upon request. R A R E Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The River War. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899., 1899. FIRST EDITION of the author's second book. 2 volumes; large octavo; pp. xxiii + 462; xiv + 499. Illustrated with Frontispiece and other portraits, and 34 maps and plans, many coloured and folding. Wood's second state of Appendix 'C' although Cohen is non-committal on this. Finely bound c.1950 in half red crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, for booksellers and Royal Warrant holders Apsrey and Co. Internally clean, externally unmarked. A very fine set indeed. WSC's second book, written while he was still an Army officer, describes the background to the Sudan conflict between the British forces under Lord Kitchener and the fanatical Islamic Jihadists led by a self proclaimed second prophet of Islam, the relationship of the Upper Nile to Egypt, the murder of General Charles George Gordon in the siege at Khartoum, the political reaction in England, and Kitchener's elaborate preparations for the war. While in the Sudan Churchill participated in the Battle of Omdurman, the last British cavalry charge in battle. Churchill comments at length on the mechanization of war with use of the telegraph, railroad, and a new generation of weaponry. A sound set of "... a brilliant history of British involvement in the Sudan and the campaign for its reconquest: arresting, insightful, with tremendous narrative and descriptive power. Though published ...100 years ago, it is uniquely relevant to our times: combined with Churchill's personal adventure, there are passages of deep reflection about the requirements of a civilised government of ordered liberty" -Langworth. 'Churchill's greatest early work: a prose epic with much relevance today' -Churchill Centre. Langworth p.27; Woods A2.

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        Preamble and By-Laws of Lodge No 423 United Mine Workers of America 1899

      Birmingham: Roberts & Sons, Printers, 1899. First Edition. Possibly the earliest printed vestige of the United Mine Workers in Alabama. The UMWA has a rather complicated history in the deep south; the union suffered a powerful defeat, failing to win formal recognition among mine operators in its founding year (1890), and retreated from the region for most of the following decade. With the rising economic tide of 1897 the UMWA was able to re-establish itself; Alabama was established as the UMWA's District 20 in May of 1898 and Birmingham Local 423 was established a few months later. This organizational leaflet includes the Union's Preamble, callling for an eight hour day and safer working conditions, along with the Local's by-laws, stating qualifications for membership thus: "...No person shall be admitted to membership or be initiated into the mysteries of the Order of the Lodge unless he be a male 12 years of age, of good moral character, and believes in a Supreme Being, the Creator and Preserver of the universe..." Interestingly, no racial restrictions are mentioned in the by-laws, though by 1901 strict segregation would become a matter of practice for Alabama miners. Rare; OCLC gives no locations, nor do we locate any example of any Alabama-printed UMWA tracts preceding this one (the nearest competitor being a 1900 printing of the by-laws of UMWA District 20). 16mo (ca 14cm x 10cm). Staple-bound printed wrappers; 12pp. Mild external wear and soil; Very Good. Signed in type at end of text by John McDonald, Jacob Lillich, and N.L. Mathias, as "The Committee."

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        The Importance of Being Earnest

      8vo. One of 1000 copies, unnumbered. Publisher's salmon cloth with leaf designs in gilt by Charles Shannon, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and boards. Minor edgewear, some dulling of the cloth and toning to the spine. Minor bumping to spine ends. Internally clean, with some very minor toning for a book which is regularly seen in a very brown state. Page edges untrimmed. Bookplate to front pastedown; a rather fin-de-siecle tree of knowledge motif with good, evil (in this case personified by a topless lady who is mostly snake) tempting Eve all portrayed in typical "You aren't going to forget whose book THIS is!" style. Bookplate bears the initials H.K.U. or some variation thereof. A tight, clean and throughly respectable copy, in which Wilde pokes gently elegant fun at the very Victorian social system that rose up and gleefully crushed him, originally staged in 1895 the book edition wasn't published until 1899 due to prison, Queensbury, Bosie being a sniveller, heartbreak and a bunch of other awful reasons that combined to make this offering virtually Wilde's swansong. Not scarce, but nevertheless compulsary.

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        Animals in motion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Progressive Movements (Chapman & Hall, London, 1899). - The human figure in motion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions (Chapman & Hall, London, 1901).

      1899 1899 - - Animals in motion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Progressive Movements. Chapman & Hall, London, 1899. In-folio à l’italienne (31 x 25 cm), en percaline bordeaux, frappée or. (1 bl), faux titre, portrait de l’auteur, titre, 2 ff. (table), 264 pp. - The human figure in motion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions. Chapman & Hall, London, 1901. In-folio à l’italienne (31 x 25 cm), en percaline bordeaux, frappée or. (1 bl), 280 pp., 4 pp. (specimen de Animals in motion). Réunion des deux ouvrages en EDITION ORIGINALE par Eadweard Muybridge regroupant ses travaux sur le mouvement de 1872 jusqu’en 1885, d’après les recherches de Marey sur la décomposition du mouvement. Muybridge a débuté sa carrière de photographe par des travaux d’extérieur, dont sa célèbre vue panoramique de la ville de San Francisco. Ses photographies sur les guerres indiennes en 1867 font sensation, et sa notoriété s’établit définitivement avec ses reportages sur le territoire d’Alaska. S’appuyant sur les travaux de Marey, il met au point le zoopraxiscope en 1879. Dès lors, il se pose en précurseur du cinéma moderne. En 1887, il publie sous le titre Animal in locomotion un monumental ouvrage en 11 volumes contenant 20 000 clichés pris entre 1872 et 1885 répartis en 781 photogravures. Compte-tenu du coût gigantesque de la publication et des difficultés techniques rencontrées, il décide en 1899 d’entreprendre une nouvelle publication de ses travaux, sous les titres Animals in motion, et The Human figures in motion en 1901. Cette publication, qui par son propos intéressait aussi bien les artistes que les scientifiques ou les curieux, obtint immédiatement un vif succès qui justifia plusieurs rééditions. Belle réunion de ces ouvrages fondateurs du cinéma moderne dans leur percaline éditeur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Insel. - 10 Bände Jahrgang I -III (komplett) - Orginalausgabe - Ästhetisch-belletristische Monatsschrift mit Bilderbeilagen Buchschmuck von Georg Lemmen (1. Quartal) u. Heinrich Vogeler (2. Quartal).

      Leipzig, Insel Verlag / bei Schuster & Löffler 1899. Sarkowski 1974 u. 1975; Diesch 2696; Schauer I, 28. 367 / 384 / 386 / 346 / 348 / 365 / 315 / 375 / 351 / 363 Seiten mit Illustrationen von Th. Th. Heine. W. Laage, G. Lemmen, H. Vogeler, A. Dürer, W. Nicholson, E. R. Weiß, H. Baldung Grien, F. Valloton. Halbpergamentbände (I. Jahrgang 1899-1900 / 4 Bände ) II. Jahrgang 4 Bände Pappband (1900-1901) Rücken und Einbände bräunlich; III. Jahrgang 2 Leinenbände (Rücken verblichen / bräunlich) Bände I.1-I.4: Erster Jahrgang, Erstes bis Viertes Quartal (Oktober - Dezember 1899. Januar - März 1900. April - Juni 1900. Juli - September 1900). Bände II.1-II.4: Zweiter Jahrgang. Erstes bis Viertes Quartal. (Oktober - Dezember 1900. Januar - März 1901, April - Juni 1901. Juli - September 1901). Bände III.1-III.4: Dritter Jahrgang. Erstes bis Viertes Quartal. (Oktober - Dezember 1901. Januar bis März 1902) Autoren der Monatsschrift: Otto Julius Bierbaum -- Franz Blei -- Max Dauthendey -- Richard Dehmel -- Paul Ernst -- Gustav Falke -- Andre Gide -- Hugo von Hofmannsthal -- Arno Holz -- Detlev von Liliencron -- Maurice Maeterlinck -- Heinrich Mann -- Friedrich Nietzsche -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Rainer Maria Rilke -- Felix Salten -- Paul Scheerbart -- August Strindberg -- Emile Verhaeren -- Paul Verlaine -- Robert Walser -- Jakob Wassermann -- Frank Wedekind -- Walt Whitman -- Oscar Wilde -- William Butler Yeats. - Aus Wikipedia: \"Die Insel war eine Literatur- und Kunstzeitschrift, die von Oktober 1899 bis September 1902 als Monatsschrift mit Buchschmuck und Illustrationen in München erschien und von Otto Julius Bierbaum, Alfred Walter Heymel und Rudolf Alexander Schröder herausgegeben wurde. Die Insel war trotz ihres nur kurzen Erscheinens eine der wichtigsten deutschen Zeitschriften der beginnenden literarischen Moderne. Alte Bücher 9783458322788 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Literatur / Romane, Die Insel, Literatur / Romane / Erzählungen /

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        The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Edition de Luxe

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1899., 1899. Limited Edition, only 1050 copies of which this is No.90. Octavo, 12 volumes. Finely bound in an art nouveau style; three quarters pale blue crushed morocco leather, with a raised band and ornate gilt tooling to spines, gilt marble sides and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Occasional light foxing, some pages unopened, binding fine. An impressive leatherbound edition. Formerly part of the Sturdivant Memorial Library, with their discreet shelfmark and label to each volume.

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        Surtees

      London: Bradbury, Agnew and Company Limited, 1899. Leather_bound. Fine. London: Bradbury, Agnew and Company Limited, 1899. Leather_bound. Eleven volumes. Octavo. The complete set of Surtees. Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, Ask Mamma, Hawbuck Grange, Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tours, Handley Cross, Plain or Ringlets. Many numerous engravings on wood and hand-coloured on steel in each volumes. Bound by Riviere and Sons in three quarter wine mrocco over cloth boards, gilt decotation to spine of horse and jockey hunts, the fox and the hound, raised bands, gilt titles, top edge, gilt. decorative marbled paper.

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

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

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        Chesapeake Bay, York River Hampton's Roads Chesapeake Entrance

      Washington D.C.: Published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1899. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of a large in filled tear in the upper margin. Another expertly mended tear on the bottom margin. Image size: 37 3/4 x 27 1/4 inches. A fascinating sea chart of the Chesapeake Bay, produced by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. In response to the growing need for accurate coastal charts of America, Thomas Jefferson signed a bill creating the United States Coast Survey. Founded in 1807, the agency was responsible for conducting detailed surveys of the coastal areas, which were then carefully recorded in large navigational charts. These charts included information on shoals, reefs, and other navigational hazards that plagued American vessels. Ferdinand Hassler, a young Swiss engineer, was selected to establish the new agency, but various obstacles meant that the actual surveying did not commence until 1816, when Hassler began work on New York Bay. Hassler was succeeded by Alexander Dallas Bache who dedicated himself to surveying the country's extended coastline. Under Bache the quality of the engraving and lettering in the charts achieved a high standard and the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey became a permanent, and heartily supported government function. The work of the Coast Survey not only resulted in the most accurate charts of America's coastal waters, but pioneered the techniques and equipment used by later surveyors in mapping the interior of the country. Conducted under S. Pritchett, who ran the Survey office for only three years before becoming president of M.I.T, this detailed chart covers the Chesapeake Bay including the York River, and the Hampton Roads waterway. Water depths and sand bars are all carefully recorded, as are the various lighthouses along the coastline. Tides, soundings and buoys are also noted as well as weather signal stations and life saving stations. This is an important sea chart of this area and wonderful example of the maps produced by the United States Coast Survey.

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        The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Edition de Luxe

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1899., 1899. Limited Edition, only 1050 copies of which this is No.90. Octavo, 12 volumes. Finely bound in an art nouveau style; three quarters pale blue crushed morocco leather, with a raised band and ornate gilt tooling to spines, gilt marble sides and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Occasional light foxing, some pages unopened, binding fine. An impressive leatherbound edition. Formerly part of the Sturdivant Memorial Library, with their discreet shelfmark and label to each volume.

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        An album of original watercolour drawings of Cassowaries, with related manuscript title "Kasuare / Walter Rothschild"

      "London, 1899. Oblong octavo. (8 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches). Black ink calligraphic manuscript title, manuscript map in blue ink of New Guinea, northern extremities of Australia and the surrounding islands, hand-coloured with a related key beneath to show the distribution of the various species and sub-species, 7 plates of pen-and-ink and watercolour drawings of various species of cassowary (the first five plates each with three heads, the sixth plate with two heads and the final plate with a fine full-length study of an adult and a young bird). Loosely inserted is an early manuscript listing (in the same hand as the captioning of the plates and the index to the map) of various species of the birds, with common names and locations. Contemporary brown morocco-backed cloth-covered boards, dark red morocco box Provenance: Otto Fockelmann (of Hamburg, near-contemporary signature in blue ink on title) Pre-publication presentation manuscript with watercolour drawings depicting the 17 species or sub-species of Cassowaries identified by Rothschild in his "Monograph of the genus Casuarius" published in 1900. In December 1900, Walter Rothschild published his seminal work on the cassowary in the Transactions of the Zoological Society (vol.XV, pt.5, pp.109-290), which included exquisite plates by John Gerrard Keulemans. The manuscript title of the present album, however, is dated the year prior. The fine watercolours in the present album, each of which bears close comparison with the finished plates as included in Rothschild's "Monograph of the Genus Casuarius," are the work of fine bird artist John Gerrard Keulemans. Keulemans worked from the live birds housed in Lord Rothschild's private menagerie at Tring and travelled to Germany to sketch the live specimens at the Zoological Gardens of Berlin. This latter fact, allied with Otto Fockelmann's name on the title may provide the most likely explanation for the existence of this unique pre-publication manuscript. Rothschild was scouring the world for any species or sub-species that had escaped his notice. The Fockelmanns were well-known dealers in rare birds, based in Hamburg, and they would have been contacted to ask if they could help, perhaps by Keulemans at Rothschild's request during one of his trips to Germany. Before the publication of the monograph, the original watercolours were the most accurate method of recording the species that Rothschild had already identified, and the present images may, in part, have been produced to allow the Fockelmanns to eliminate them from Rothschild's "shopping list". The Fockelmanns were evidently much taken with the drawings, as it seems likely that they were responsible for its current final form: with a German title, a map with German place names, and a loosely inserted index (with Rothschild's name spelled incorrectly, and notes in German) with additional species which had been identified by Anton Reichenow added in 1913. [With:] ROTHSCHILD, Lionel Walter, Baron Rothschild (1868-1937) - John Gerrard KEULEMANS (1842-1912, artist). A Monograph of the Genus Casuarius . London: 1900. Extract from the Transactions of the Zoological Society of London , vol. XV.-Part 5, pp. 109-290. Quarto (12 x 9 1/2 inches). 24 plates (18 hand-coloured lithographed plates of birds, 2 hand-coloured lithographed maps and 3 photolithographed plates). Period blue buckram, original blue wrappers bound in. For the published work, see: Anker 547; Nissen IVB 796; Wood p.543. For Keulemans life and work, see T. Keulemans & Jan Coldewy, Feathers to Brush The Victorian Bird Artist John Gerrard Keulemans (Epse, The Netherlands & Melbourne, Australia: 1982).

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        A collection of nine Mormon pamphlets translated into Turkish (Translator and Publisher's Copy)

      [Istanbul]: [Ferdinand Fritz Hintze], [1899]. Duodecimo [18 cm] Bound in black cloth with a typed paper label on the backstrip and 'Turkish Tracts' gilt stamped at the center of the front board. 'F.F. Hintze' gilt stamped on the lower right corner of the front board. Very good. 13-16pp. of tract 5a. damaged at head. Nine individual tracts bound together with typed (some are the original - some are the carbon) title pages translated into English bound in before each pamphlet. We believe that this copy was prepared and bound together by the translator, Hintze. He has stamped his name in gilt at the lower right corner of the front board. There is an almost identical copy in the LDS Church History Library the only differences are that the copy at LDSCHL is stamped in gilt at the lower right corner "H.O" (Historians Office) and also contains typed translated title pages (some are the original - some are the carbon). The copy at LDSCHL also contains a an inscription from Hintze to the H.O. There is a typed title page for the whole volume: "Collection of Turkish Tracts Translated and Published in the year 1899 by Elder F.F. Hintze while acting as Pastor of the Turkish Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These tracts are Turkish in Language but with Armenian and Greek characters. There were nine separate tracts published consisting of from 1000 to 400 each, or, in the aggregate, 29000 tracts, mostly in Armenian type." List of tracts (titles from the bound in typed title pages). 1. No.1. Extracts from the history of Joseph Smith as published in the Pearl of Great Price. Turkish title: Joseph Smith's First Visions. Appended are the "Articles of Faith", a synopsis of Joseph Smith's martyrdom, and a few evidences showing that in the coming of the Prophet Joseph Smith God's promises were fulfilled. Turkish language Armenian characters. 24pp. Flake/Draper 7993a 2. No. 2a. Only Way to be Saved by Pres. Lorenzo Snow. Turkish Title: The Original Way to be Saved. Pres. Snow's title was not acceptable to the Turkish Government. Armenian in character. 20pp. Flake/Draper 8248c 3. No. 2b. The Only Way to be Saved. (in Greek characters) by Pres. Lorenzo Snow. Turkish title: The Original Way of Salvation. 20pp. Flake/Draper 8248d 4. No. 3a. An Invitation to the Kingdom of God. First part translated from the Danish version by F.F. Hintze. Second Part written in English by the author and later translated into Turkish by him. Turkish title: An Explanation Concerning the Kingdom of God. Armenian characters. 36pp. Flake/Draper 4017 5. No 3b. An Invitation to the Kingdom of God. (Greek characters) Turkish title: An Explanation Concerning the Kingdom of God. 36pp. Flake/Draper 4018 6. No. 4. The Gospel. Written perhaps by Apostle George Teasdale. Turkish title: the same as English. 8pp. NOT IN Flake/Draper 7. No. 5a. Pre-existence of Spirits and Salvation for the Dead. Written by F.F. Hintze. Armenian characters. Turkish title same. 16pp. Flake/Draper 4019 8. No. 5b. Pre-existence of Spirits and Salvation for the Dead. followed by the Articles of Faith with references. Turkish with Greek characters. Turkish title the same. 16pp. Flake/Draper 4020. 9. No. 6. Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Greek characters. Turkish title the same. 4pp. Flake/Draper 7947.

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        PEEPSTONE JOE AND THE PECK MANUSCRIPT: OLD MORMON MANUSCRIPT FOUND, PEEPSTONE JOE EXPOSED

      Self Published, New York 1899 - The scarce ADVANCE SHEETS. Self-published by the author in New York, 1899. Original gray printed wrappers. The front cover states "Sensation! Old Mormon Manuscript Found, Peepstone Joe Exposed." A fragile volume with some loss of paper at head and tail of spine, soiling to front cover, light dampstain to rear cover. Some pencil markings on several pages (could be erased). A scarce piece of Mormon related ephemera, especially in the pre-plublication advance sheets. With a supplied clear protective cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        When the Sleeper Wakes

      London, 1899. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. An excellent Author's Presentation Copy, inscribed "C.F.A. Voysey from H.G. Wells." Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific writer in many genres but is best remembered for his science fiction novels, of which this is one. This dystopian work was first published in 1899, but Wells revised it in 1910 and published it as When the Sleeper Awakes. He was dissatisfied with this first version, saying it was written when he was under time pressures. The recipient is Charles Voysey, an important English architect and designer who was influenced by the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. In 1900 he was the architect for Spade House, which Wells built in 1900 and lived in for the succeeding decade. Laid in is a Raphael Tuck and Sons "real photograph" postcard of Wells that is contemporary with the book and signed in ink below the image. Such an early photograph of Wells is uncommon and signed ones are rare. It is very likely that Wells gave this one to Voysey. Bound in original red cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Spine is faded, bumping to corners. Hinges tender, endpapers smudged, light spotting to half title page not affecting the inscription. An accession number is written in ink on the free front endpaper and there is a blind stamp "W.H. Smith and Son London" below it. Bookplate of John Richard Sofio to front pastedown. Housed in handsome beige cloth box with leather title and author label to spine. Very good condition. 329 pages. LIT/011416.

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        Wanderungen in Ost-Afrika.

      Wien, Gerold, 1899. XX S., 1 Bl., 440 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln sowie 3 gefalt. Karten in Deckeltasche. Gr.-8°, Leinen mit goldgepr. VDeckel und RTitel. Kainbacher I, 147. Henze V, 493. - Beschreibt eine 1897 unternommene Forschungs- und Jagdexpedition nach Nordost-Afrika, Äthiopien, Somaliland und Kenia, verbunden mit metereologischen, ethnologischen und archäologischen Forschungen. - Einband nur wenig berieben, Buchblock gelockert. Versand D: 5,75 EUR

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        Eden Versus Whistler. The Baronet & the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict

      New York: R.H. Russell, 1899. First Edition, One of 250 Large Paper copies (#15 of 125 for America), signed with Whistler's monogram. 1 vols. 4to. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy. First Edition, One of 250 Large Paper copies (#15 of 125 for America), signed with Whistler's monogram. 1 vols. 4to. Signed with Butterfly. Whistler had been given a "valentine" of £100 to do Baronness Eden's portrait. Herein is the dénouement of the legal case brought against J.M.W.

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        Works

      A & C Black, London 1899 - Complete in four volumes. The books are firmly and squarely bound in clean, dark blue cloth, lettered and decorated in bright gilt to the spines, there is some minor bumping and rubbing to the edges. The text blocks are slightly toned, with some minor spots of foxing, but free from inscriptions. A lovely set of Poe's works, the cleanest and brightest of this edition that I have seen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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