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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.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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      [Japan 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]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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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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      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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      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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      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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        The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan (2 volumes)

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xxii, [2], 462; x[4], 499pp. Index. Vol 1: 16 maps & plans; 25 illustrations; Vol. II: 18 maps & plans, 33 illustrations by Angus McNeil, Seaforth Highlanders. Bayntun-Riviere binding in full red morocco with gilt lettering and ruling to covers, spines & inside boards; 5 raised bands; marbled endpapers; AEG. Original dark blue covers & spines bound in at rear of each volume. A fine set in the striking Bayntun-Riviere leather binding. Churchill wrote this, his second book, while still an officer in the British army. Here he provides the history of the British involvement in the Sudan and the conflict between the British and Dervish forces. "The first object of this book is to relate in exact military detail the operations directed by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on the Upper Nile from April 1896 to February 1899, which I have called 'The River War,' and which resulted in the reconquest of the Egyptian Soudan. But in order that the reader may understand, and even sympathise with the emotions which these events excited, I have prefixed a general survey of the geography, aspect, and history of the country, and have tried to show its connection with Egypt and Great Britain." - Preface. Only 2000 copies were published on 6 November 1899. Woods A2(a).

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        The Rough Riders. By Theodore Roosevelt, Colonel of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899., 39. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. xii+298pp. Recent green half morocco over original boards, with gilt titles and design to upper. Spine with five raised bands and gilt titles, date at foot. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Black and white photographic portrait frontispiece, with further photographs throughout. Internally clean. A fine presentation of this American classic.

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        Fantastic Fables

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, printed at the Knickerbocker Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1899. First American Edition. Cloth. Publisher's tan cloth color-block illustrated in black, blue, red, black, and bright gilt, in publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper with black titling and decorations; pp. xi, 194, [4] (ads). 2nd issue, with the "New Fiction" heading to the adverts. Book is bright and clean, with just a little dust-soiling to the endpapers; unrestored jacket has large chips out at the spine tips and upper rear wrap.; Bierce's take on more than 200 classic tales; scarce in jacket .

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        All The World's Fighting Ships 1899.

      Sampson Low Marston & Co. Ltd., London 1899 - First ed. A truly marvelous copy, it has been wrapped in protective cellophane paper for 5 decades. Silver lettering bright and as new, spine slightly bumped and discolored at top and tail, corners of boards not bumped, hinges cracked narrowly but binding still firm. Outside near fine, and inside fine. Pp. slightly tanned at edges. some slight foxing on FEP, OTHERWISE AS NEW. Oblong Quarto ( 7¾" x 12¼"; 20x31cm). 267pp. (+ 4p. Index II). +++ No owner's name, no ex-Library, no Exlibris, no marks. A uniquely well preserved copy of this scarce second issue, and a beautiful collector's item. +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I¿ll be pleased to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Robert Browning (12 Volumes)

      New York: George D. Sproul, 1899. Limited Autograph Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Half gilt-ruled black morocco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering and ornament in spine compartments (5 raised bands), t.e.g.; complete set of 12 volumes, 8vo; each with frontispiece and plates in 2 states. Autograph edition, number 90 from a limitation of 275 copies, signed by the publisher (Sproul) and editors (Charlotte Porter, Helen Clarke). Spines a bit sunned and scuffed, some with chips at crown (volumes 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12); upper board detached from volume 1. Internally nice and clean. An excellent working set.

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      Paris: [Charles Wittmann for the author], 1899. Sole edition. Trifling loss to crown. Sole edition. 16mo (4 1/4") [v leaves], XXXII leaves printed on rectos only. Engraved throughout with frontispiece by Robida. Each leaf is a combination of engraved text, heliogravures and etchings by Robida (a friend of the author), Fillon, Profillet and A. Bizet, with minute vignettes of Egyptian scenes and characters. Bound by R. Petit , 1899, in full sage green crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with decorative gilt design, upper cover with titles, both covers with rolled frame with cornerpieces, dentelles. Privately printed for the members of the Academie des beaux-arts on the occasion of Normand's receipt of the Prix Bailly for his archaeological work. Author's inscription, signed, to Mr. E. Guillaume. Quite rare. No copies cited in OCLC. The engraving and printing are quite excellent, rendering it difficult to distinguish it from original art.

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      London: Grant Richards,. 1899. original decorated dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Spine ends bumped, 13 mm closed split at upper edge of outer front. joint repaired, hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is still. holding tight, endpapers just a bit tanned, a very good copy with. bright and clean binding. This first printing is elusive and is. rarely found in nice condition. (#151799). First edition. The author's best story collection. Fifteen stories chosen by Allen, seven reprinted from earlier books (STRANGE STORIES, THE BECKONING HAND and IVAN GREET'S MASTERPIECE), the other eight first appearing here in book form, plus one, "The Churchwarden's Brother," that is original to this collection. The author died (at 51) in the year of the book's publication. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 15. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 40. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-3. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 31. Bleiler (1978), p. 4.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. Edited with introductions and notes by C.H. Herford. The Eversley Edition. 10 vols.

      Macmillan & Co. 1899 - Half titles; some sl. foxing & with the occasional pencil markings. Armorial bookplate of Arthur & Dorothy Hazlerigg. Contemp. half olive-green morocco, spines with gilt floral motif; some very sl. rubbing to extremities. An attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ghosts, Being The Experiences of Flaxman Low.

      C. Arhtur Pearson, London 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. ecat1 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Funny Folks

      New York.: E. P. Dutton & Co.. First Edition.. 1899.. Oversized hardcover book 16.5 x 12 inches, illustrated with color and black and white cartoons (both narrative panels and solo pieces); 41 pages printed on one side only. Bright and clean red cloth covers, with small area of irregular fading on back cover. The fabric hinge of the front cover is exposed; the paper originally covering it has curled and pulled away. The sturdier rear hinge shows signs of replicating the problems at the front. Corners are bumped; tiny exposed board where cloth has worn at bottom free end of front and back covers. Short tears in margins of several interior pages. Franklin Morris Howarth is considered one of the pioneers in the early years of the American comic strip. This compilation brought together the varied cartoon formats employed by Howarth and published in "Puck," with special attention given to his color lithographed panel cartoons. Howarth also published cartoons in the early humor magazines "Judge" and "Life" and created a Sunday newspaper strip entitled "Lulu and Leander." "Funny Folks" is an uncommon volume and an important benchmark in the evolution of American comic strip art. Despite the problems noted, the volume is in remarkably good condition, clean and bright. .

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      London, 1899. Half title. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered cover and spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Small bookseller's label on front free endpaper. Binder's label on rear pastedown. Moderately browned. Front hinge weak. Good. From an edition limited to 150 copies. Most of the book is devoted to this British author's travels in the West in the 1890s. He visited Yellowstone, San Francisco, Yosemite, Salt Lake, and the natural attractions of Utah. Aside from being a scarce western travel narrative, this is an interesting photographic item. The stereo viewer found in the rear can be employed in studying the plates bound in the book for three-dimensional viewing. A scarce book, seldom met with.

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        Beside the Fire - A Collection of Irish Gaelic Folk Stories [Albinia Lucy Brodrick's own copy !!]. Edited, Translated and annotated by Douglas Hyde. With Additional Notes by Alfred Nutt.

      London: David Nutt. First Edition.. Some clear staining to the binding but overall with only minor signs of external wear. Interior in excellent condition ! Albinia Brodrick's personal copy (that is Gobnait Ní Bhruadair) , with her name in ink on the front free endpaper: Albinia Brodrick - October 1899". A marvellous provenance since this rare and important collection of irish folk tales was in Gobnait Ní Bhruadair's possession right at the time when she changed her views on Ireland (see commentary).. First Edition. London, David Nutt, 1890. Octavo. LVIII, 203 pages. Original Hardcover (Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt ornament on front board). Some clear staining to the binding but overall with only minor signs of external wear. Interior in excellent condition ! Albinia Brodrick's personal copy (that is Gobnait Ní Bhruadair) , with her name in ink on the front free endpaper: Albinia Brodrick - October 1899". A marvellous provenance since this rare and important collection of irish folk tales was in Gobnait Ní Bhruadair's possession right at the time when she changed her views on Ireland (see commentary). Gobnait Ní Bhruadair (17 December 1861 ?- 16 January 1955) was one of the foremost Irish republican women of the twentieth century. A lifelong radical, Gobnait campaigned passionately for causes as diverse as the reform of nursing, protection and promotion of the Irish Language and the freedom of Ireland from British rule. Gobnait was born the Hon. Albinia Lucy Brodrick on 17 December 1861 at 23 Chester Square, Belgrave, London, the fifth daughter of William Brodrick, 8th Viscount Midleton (1830?-1907), and his wife, Augusta Mary (née Freemantle), daughter of the 1st Baron Cottesloe.[4] She spent her early childhood in London until the family moved to their country estate in Peper Harow, Surrey in 1870.[4] Educated privately, she travelled extensively across the continent and spoke fluent German, Italian and French, and had a reading knowledge of Latin.[4] Her family was an English Protestant aristocratic one which had been at the forefront of both British colonial rule in Ireland since the 17th century. In the early twentieth century it had included leaders of the Unionist campaign against Irish Home Rule. Her brother, St John Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton, had been nominal leader of the Irish Unionist Alliance from 1910 until 1918 when he and other Unionists outside Ulster established the Irish Unionist Anti-Partition League. The polar opposite of Gobnait, he was, in the words of one biographer, 'consistent in his low opinion of the Irish [and] he held imperialist views that warmly embraced much of the jingoism associated with social Darwinism. The early Albinia Lucy Brodrick conformed to her familial political views on Ireland, if her authorship of the pro-Unionist song 'Irishmen stand' is an indicator. However, by the start of the twentieth century she had become a regular visitor to her father's estate in County Cork. There she began to educate herself about Ireland and began to reject the views about Ireland that she had been raised on. In 1902 she wrote about the need to develop Irish industry and around the same time she began to develop an interest in the Gaelic Revival. She began to pay regular visits to the Gaeltacht where she became fluent in Irish and horrified at the abject poverty of the people. From this point on, her affinity with Ireland and Irish culture grew intensely. Upon her father's death in 1907 she became financially independent and in 1908 bought a home near West Cove, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry. The same year she established an agricultural cooperative there to develop local industry. She organised classes educating people on diet, encouraged vegetarianism and, during the smallpox epidemic of 1910, nursed the local people. Determined to establish a hospital for local poor people, Gobnait travelled to the United States to raise funds. There she took the opportunity to study American nursing, met leading Irish-Americans and became more politicised to Ireland's cause. Upon her return to Kerry she established a hospital in Caherdaniel later in 1910. She renamed the area 'Ballincoona' (Baile an Chúnaimh, 'the home of help'), but it was never successful and it eventually closed because of lack of money. She wrote on health matters for The Englishwoman and Fortnightly among other journals, was a member of the council of the National Council of Trained Nurses and gave evidence to the royal commission on venereal disease in 1914. Ní Bhruadair was a staunch supporter of the 1916 Rising. She joined both Cumann na mBan and Sinn Féin. She visited some of the 1,800 Irish republican internees held by the British in Frongoch internment camp in Wales, and wrote to the newspapers with practical advice for intending visitors. She canvassed for various Sinn Féin candidates during the general election of 1918 and was a Sinn Féin member on Kerry county council (1919?-21), becoming one of its reserve chairpersons. During the War of Independence she sheltered IRA volunteers and consequently her home became the target for Black and Tan attacks. Along with Dr Kathleen Lynn she worked with the Irish White Cross to distribute food to the dependents of IRA volunteers. By the end of the War of Independence she had become hardened by the suffering she had seen and was by now implacably opposed to British rule in Ireland. She became one of the most vociferous voices against the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921. She became a firebrand speaker at meetings in the staunchly republican West Kerry area. In April 1923 she was shot by Free State troops and arrested. She was subsequently imprisoned in the North Dublin Union where she followed the example of other republicans and went on hunger strike. She was released two weeks later. Following the formation of Fianna Fáil by Éamon de Valera in 1926, Ní Bhruadair continued to support the more hardline Sinn Féin. In October 1926 she represented Munster at the party's Ardfheis. She owned the party's semi-official organ, Irish Freedom, from 1926 to 1937, where she frequently contributed articles and in its later years acted as editor. Her home became the target of the Free State government forces in 1929 following an upsurge in opposition from anti-Treaty republicans against that government. Ní Bhruadair, along with her close friend Mary MacSwiney, left Cumann na mBan following the decision by its members at their 1933 convention to pursue social radicalism. They then established a right-wing, nationalist movement named Mná na Poblachta, which failed to attract many new members. Gobnait was a lifelong Irish speaker and regularly attended Conradh na Gaeilge branch meetings in Tralee. Sympathetic to Catholicism, she remained a member of the Anglican Church of Ireland and regularly played the harmonium at Sneem's Church of Ireland services. Described by a biographer as 'a woman of frugal habits and decided opinions, she was in many ways difficult and eccentric', Gobnait Ní Bhruadair died on 16 January 1955, and was buried in the Church of Ireland graveyard in Sneem, Co. Kerry. In her will she left most of her wealth (£17,000) to republicans 'as they were in the years 1919 to 1921'. The vagueness of her bequest led to legal wrangles for decades. Finally, in February 1979 Mr Justice Seán Gannon ruled that the bequest was 'void for remoteness' as it was impossible to determine which republican faction met her criteria. (Wikipedia)

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        Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess. Selected, annotated and arranged by himself. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold chess

      London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1899 vi+331+[32 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Royal Octavo (9" x 6") bound in original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt embossed rook and blind stamped ruled edges to cover. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold chess by P Anderson Graham.(Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 3036)(Betts 29-15) Inscribed to James Leith. First edition.Blackburne's international tournament career spanned an impressive fifty-two years from London 1862 to St Petersburg 1914, a total of 53 events in which he played 814 games scoring over 62%. Although he rarely won international events, he generally finished in the top half of the table and his fierce competitive spirit coupled with his great combative ability earned him the pleasant nickname of "the Black Death". His most notable successes were = 1st with Steinitz at Vienna 1873 (Blackburne lost the play-off match). 1st at Berlin 1881 ahead of Paulsen, Schallop, Chigorin, Winawer and Zukertort and 2d to Tarrasch at Manchester 1890. Blackburne won the BCA championship in 1868 and for many years was ranked as Britain's foremost player. In 1914, at the age of 72, he shared first prize at the BCF congress in Chester.James Leith was a Scottish chess club player who represented Glasgow Chess Club in the late 1800s and played in competition with other clubs.Condition:Inscribed on front end paper, spine ends professionally repaired by Octavaye Studios, corners bumped else a very good copy.

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      G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899., 1899. First edition. 8vo. Decorated cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, xiv [2], 485 [3] pp., frontis., illustrated, plates, large (27" x 34") folding map in pocket, teg., index. An account of two women who traveled from San Francisco to Alaska by steamer, up the Yukon River by barge, finally settling on some land outside Dawson, both becoming free miners, eventually building the largest house in Dawson Annex. Arctic Bibliography 7125 says "The author traveled in the summer of 1898 to Dawson via the Yukon River, and returned via Skagway and Sitka. She describes the river valley and its people; the Gold Rush activities in Dawson, Skagway Pass, etc." Excellent details on pioneer Alaska at the turn of the century. The large map shows steamboat routes and trails to the gold fields. Six Guns 995 says "Scarce." "Contains some material on Soapy Smith." This venture was taken to participate in the Alaskan Gold Rush of 1898, during which many hardships were endured by the majority of gold seekers. Fore-edges has a number of pages that have been roughly opened, else a near fine, clean, crisp, tight copy. Scarce.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("P. Kropotkin").

      Viola Cottage, Bromley, Kent, 7. VI. 1899. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An Charles Rowley unter anderem über seine Memoiren ("Memoirs of a revolutionist"): "[.] I am just finishing the next instalment of the Memoirs which has to be posted next Friday, for the States, - and every minute, even late at night, has to be given to it. Late with the MS., as always! And Sophie will not let herself be persuaded that she may go when I am working so hard as I am the last few days before posting the MS. But - will you be in London on Sunday? And if so - have you disposed of it already? If not, we should be delighted to have you with us for lunch at 1.30. There is a train which may bring you in good time. Think of it, dear friend, and if you can, we should be so pleased to have you in our cot and you would see all of us, including the little girl who every day grows to become a big girl [.]". - Bl. 2 mit einem kleinen Einriß am oberen Rand, sonst tadellos.

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        Chikasha Okla I Kvnstitushvn: Micha I Nan Vlhpisa Micha Yonaitet...

      1899. The Final Printing of the Constitution, Laws and Treaties of the Chickasaw Nation [Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma]. Homer, Davis A. [b. 1864?], Translator. Chikasha Okla I Kvnstitushvn: Micha I Nan Vlhpisa Micha Yonaitet Estets Nan Ittim Apehinsa Tok 1832 Micha 1834, 1837, 1852, 1855 Micha 1866 Kvt Afoyukka Hoke. Mikma Holisso Illappat Toba Chi Ka Nov. 2, 1897, Ash o Chikasha Okla I Nan Apesa Yvt Apesa Tok Makoke. Parsons, KS: Foley Railway Print. Co., 1899. 531, xi pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over textured boards. Rubbing to joints and backstrip, chip to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges starting. Lettering piece in Chocktaw and presentation inscription, presumably by Homer, to front pastedown. Light toning to text, later inscriptions and stamps (of W.C. and George M. Bayles) to front pastedown and free endpaper. An appealing copy. * In the Choctaw language. With an appendix of treaties. This work provides the Constitution and laws of the (sovereign) Chickasaw Nation, together with the treaties of 1832, 1833, 1834, 1837, 1852, 1855 and 1866. It also includes an act of Congress from January 1898 governing the tribal courts of the Indian Territory and the Curtis Act of June 28, 1898. A landmark in the history of Indian affairs, this act, also known as the General Allotment Act, completed the work of the earlier Dawes Act (1887), which dissolved the sovereignty of the tribes and gave U.S. citizenship to Native Americans. The Curtis Act abolished tribal governments on March 6, 1906 and weakened tribal structures through the conversion of tribal lands to individual plots. The act also provided for the assimilation of the young through the establishment of public schools. It was repealed in 1935. Taking advantage of this opportunity, the Chickasaw reorganized its tribal government in the 1960s and adopted a new constitution in 1983 to manage tribal businesses. Homer, or Homma, was a Choctaw lawyer and preacher. According to Hargrett, 500 copies of this book were printed. OCLC locates 12 copies, 5 in North American law libraries (Duke, Harvard, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Washington, Yale). Hargrett, A Bibliography of the Constitution and Laws of the American Indians 106.

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        Pesn o veshchem Olege

      St. Petersburg: Ekspeditsii Zagotovlenya Gosudarstvennykh Bumag 1899 Festgabe zum 100. Geburtstag von A. S. Puschkin, Leporello, insgesamt 8 bedruckte und unpaginierte Seiten, 4°, mit farbigen Abbildungen von V. M. Vasnetsov, erste und letzte Seite leicht angeschmutzt, stellenweise in den Falten ganz leicht eingerissen, Ecken der ersten Seite geknickt, sonst sehr gutem Zustand. Sehr selten!Russland, V. M. Vasnetsov, Sagen, Märchen, kostbare Ausgaben

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      Leonard Smithers and Co. 1899 - An important and truly scarce book. Original cloth with professional repairs: spine renewed, binding re-sewn, new endpapers. Although, the half title is present. Certainly not ideal, but considering its extreme scarcity (no original copies seen at auction in 20 years), forgivable as it is certainly a sound and presentable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      A MEIJI COUPLE ENGAGE IN FOREPLAY [Japan 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, donein mostly in subtle vegetal colors. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      Wien, 1899. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Notenzeile aus Fidelio mit unterlegtem Text: "Komm Hoffnung lass den letzten Stern, den letzten Stern der Müden nicht erbleichen". Gewidmet der Künstlerin Helene von Taussig (1879-1942). - Die Schülerin am Konservatorium in Wien debütierte 1867 am Stadttheater von Olmütz und erhielt im folgenden Jahr ein Engagement als erste Altistin an der Berliner Hofoper (bis 1886). Sie gab mehrere Gastspiele in London und Wien. Als bekannte Wagner-Interpretin wirkte sie bei den Uraufführungen der Götterdämmerung (1876) und des Parsifal (1882) in Bayreuth mit.

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

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        Mecklenburgische Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen. 12 Lieferungen (komplett) in 5 Bänden. Hrsg. v. R. Beltz, C. Beyer, A. Rische u.a.

      Berlin, Süsserott, 1899 - 1909. Zus. ca. 2400 Seiten. Blaue originale Verlagseinbände mit Leinen mit Deckeltitel. *1. Robert Beltz, Die Vorgeschichte von Mecklenburg. - 2. Richard Wagner, Die Wendenzeit. Heeß 1846 (1899 statt 1901!). - 3. August Rudloff, Geschichte M.\'s vom Tode Niclots bis zur Schlacht bei Bornhöved. - 4. Alfred Rische, Geschichte M.\'s vom Tode Heinrich Borwins I. bis zum Anfang des 16. Jahrhunderts. - 5. Heinrich Schnell, M. im Zeitalter der Reformation 1503-1603. - 6. Carl Beyer, Zauberei u. Hexenprozesse im evang. Mecklenburg / Unter den Elenden und Ehrlosen. - 7. / Der Landpastor im evang. Mecklenburg / Des Bauern Leben und Sitte. - 8. / Die Regierung und die Bauern / Bei den Leibeigenen. - 9. Richard Wagner, Herzog Christian (Louis) I., 1658-1692. Heeß - 10. H. Schnell, Mecklenburg zur Zeit des Dreißigjährigen Krieges, 1603-1658. - 11/12. Carl Schröder, M. und die Mecklenburger in der schönen Literatur. - Komplett, sauber und sehr gut erhalten in den originalen Verlagseinbänden. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mecklenburg

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        (In Cyrillic:) Razvitie Kapitalizma V Rossii [The Development of Capitalism in Russia].

      St. Petersburg: A. Leifert,, 1899. Octavo (214 x 143 mm). Recent blue half morocco and marbled paper boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt, edges decorated with a floral motif. 3 plates (2 folding). Ownership signature at head of title. Extremities lightly rubbed, title page strengthened in the gutter; a very good copy. First edition of Lenin's most important and substantial work, his only genuine contribution to economics, in the original Russian language. "The Development of Capitalism in Russia is an example of Lenin's acute observation of all facets of the Russian economy. Its detailed documentation of the peculiarities of Russian capitalism - peculiarities stemming from the 'simultaneous existence of the most advanced forms of industry and semi-medieval forms of agriculture' - provides a concrete answer to the questions of how it was possible for the October revolution to succeed twenty years later and to what it owed its specific features" (Walicki). "On the industrial side, Russia's late arrival entailed an active role for the Tsarist state in fostering industrialization and an influx of foreign capital to finance the development. This meant that Russia, although a newly industrializing country in the 1890s, had a larger proportion of its industrial labour force in large factories than older industrialized countries like Britain. Lenin saw these as predictable consequences of rapid capitalist growth which made any going back to pre-capitalist communal forms of village organization impossible. The growth of large factories also meant concentration of workers in a few places, facilitating their combination in trade union activities. These economic circumstances - the growth of commercial relations in the countryside and of concentration of the urban proletariat - dictated for Lenin, the political strategy of a socialist party which hoped to win power by mass organization. In this sense he can be said to have developed an economic framework for a Marxist political theory. The Development of Capitalism in Russia is even to this day the only comprehensive economic history of a country from a Marxist perspective" (Meghnad Desai in The New Palgrave).

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        Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories

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

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      Methuen & Co., 1899., 1899. First edition. Original red cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, vii [blank], 257 [3] pp., plus 39 pages of advertisements. Affixed to the front fly leaf is a label from the author and the publisher that reads With the Compliments of the Author, but the label is not signed. Queen's Quorum 26 says "In the same year the great Amateur Cracksman and Cricketer, A. J. Raffles, appeared between covers. E. W. Hornung, the originator of Raffles, and A. C. Doyle, the sire of Sherlock, were in real life brothers-in-law. It has been theorized that Hornung never meant Raffles to be a serious, three-dimensional character, that from the outset Raffles was intended to be nothing more than a grand-scale parody of Sherlock Holmes ..... an epic burlesque in which the Master Detective would be exposed by the reverse-english characterization of the Master Criminal. Evidence to support this belief consists chiefly of the dedication in THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN which reads To A. C. D., This Form of Flattery and Hornung's classic double pun, supposed to have indicated his satirical intent, Though he might be more humble, there is no police like Holmes." This is the first Raffles book and though he may have been inspired by Holmes, he is no less alive than Holmes and the story reads well and the plot is quite original. Covers lightly soiled, else a very good copy. A Queen's Quorum and Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone title.

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        Arte Italiana: Decorativa e Industriale Anno III-XII, XV, XVIII, XX (1899-1911) (12 volume set)

      Milano : Ulrico Hoepli; Instituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche 1899 - 12 volumes. Contains: vols. 8-19. Folios. Publisher's boards, with later spines. Hardcover. 4 volumes with portfolio style binding. 8 volumes in full buckram. Soiling to covers. Some wear, gash in cover edge where twine was too tightly bound in the portfolio volumes. Library stamps and markings. Primarily illustrated. Lovely color, chromolithographic plates. An important periodical of decorative art, in folio format; first published in 1890. This is an oversized and heavy set, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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