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        The Crown of Life

      Stokes, New York 1899 - 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) Original red cloth, variant binding. Very good, spine a bit faded and slighty rubbed, some spotting to prelims. Bookplate. Cloth slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        ASAE (Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte). Volumes 1 to 56 (1899-1959) + indice des volumes 1 à 30.

      SAE, Le Caire 1899 - Extremely rare complete set. SAE, Le Caire, 1899-1959. Bound in brown, violet and beige half-leather. A splendid set. Some of the volumes have ex-library stamps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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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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        Notre ami le chat. Les chats dans les arts, l'histoire, la littérature, histoire naturelle du chat, les races de chats, chats sauvages, chats domestiques, les maladies des chats, le chat devant les tribunaux, chats modernes. Ouvrage orné de 200 illustrations et de 5 eaux-fortes. Préface par François Coppée.

      J. Rothschild., Paris 1899 - n-8° (22,7 x 14,5 cm), XXIV-264 pp. Préface de François Coppée. Joli ouvrage bien complet de ses 5 eaux-fortes dont celle de Manet " Le chat et les fleurs " (Guerin 53) en frontispice, Lambert 'Jeux des Chats', Amand Gautier 'La Mere-Chatte', Crafty 'Vauriens a la Poursuite du Chat', et 'Le Dejeuner' de Champfleury. Reliure d'éditeur bleue-ciel illustrée, Covers rubbed and darkened, rounded corners, faux-leather cloth spine, gilt-lettered.plain blue end-papers. The etchings printed on pink paper (Manet) or pink tissue guards. The etching of Manet was first published in "Les chats" by Champfleury Paris 1870. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        ENGLISH BOTANY or Coloured Figures of British Plants.

      George Bell & Sons. 1899 - Third Edition edited by John T. Boswell Syme. 13 vols. 1953 plates. 8vo. Original green cloth with gilt decoration, occasionally slightly marked, top edges gilt. Endpapers occasional foxed, plates clean. Special re-issue of the third edition by the proprietors of "Nature," 1899. A very good copy. [Attributes: 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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        Versailles et les deux Trianons. Texte par Philippe Gille de l'Institut. Dessins et relevés par Marcel Lambert

      A. Mame,, Tours, 1899 - Due volumi in-folio (cm. 41), pp. (4) xv (1) 308; (4) 297 (3). Con illustrazioni nel testo e molte tavole fuori testo fra cui piante ripiegate, dettagli dell'edificio presentate con varie tecniche incisiorie (in nero ed a colori) e da disegni di Marcel Lambert. Solida legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino rosso, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzate, tagli di testa dorati. Preservate all'interno le belle brossure originali in cromolitografia. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Opera monografica di grande interesse e stampata con la massima perizia grafica. Non comune, soprattutto in impeccabile stato di conservazione ed in elegante legatura coem il presente esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        LETTRES EGYPTIAQUES

      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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        TWELVE TALES WITH A HEADPIECE, A TAILPIECE, AND AN INTERMEZZO: BEING SELECT STORIES BY GRANT ALLEN CHOSEN AND ARRANGED BY THE AUTHOR.

      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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        THE NO-DIN: ROMANCE, HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF PRE-HISTORIC RACES OF AMERICA AND OTHER LANDS.

      Christy, Mo.: Published by the Author, 1899 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-335 i-ii i-v [1-4: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece and double page map, other illustrations in the text, original decorated brown cloth, front cover stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. In remote antediluvian times (8,250 years after the creation of Adam) the continent of "Tula" (Eden) in the South Pacific is destroyed by earthquakes and volcanism caused by a passing comet. Some inhabitants escape the catastrophe in a fleet of airships (the "No-din" is one of the airships) and surface vessels to colonize "Amurica," "Atlantuz," "Ophur" and other lands. A crank science fiction romance that attempts to explain the origin and diffusion of man and reconcile the existence the prehistoric races of America and other lands as well as ancient mythical civilizations (Atlantis, Mu, Ophir) with Biblical tradition. Marginally utopian. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Wright (III) 1345. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Small book label of an early owner affixed to front paste- down. A tight, clean, very good copy. A very uncommon book. (#147336) [Attributes: First Edition; 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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