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        WITHIN THE TEMPLE OF ISIS.

      Denver, Colorado: Astro-Philosophical Publishing Co.,. 1899. original light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Private owner's bookplate on front paste-down. Cloth lightly rubbed. at spine ends, else a fine copy. A very scarce book. (#148268). First edition. Occult tale of soul transference set in ancient Egypt. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Wagner on the front free endpaper. Bleiler (1978), p. 201. Reginald 14757. Wright (III) 5709 (not seen).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Internationales Kaiser-Jubiläums-Schachturnier Wien 1898. Herausgegeben von der Redaction der Wiener Schachzeitung H. Fändrich, A. Halprin , G. Marco.

      Leipzig, Veit & Comp. 1899 - XIX u. 351 S. Gr. 8°. Halbleinen. d. Zt. Privatband. Das hintere fliegende Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Ausgesprochen selten. Mit einem eingeklebten Blatt des Schachclubs Oberspree Treptow: : Herr M. R. erhält dieses Buch als I. Preis im Winterturnier 1911/12". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Klaus Altschäfl]
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        A Boy in the Peninsular War: The Services, Adventures, and Experiences of Robert Blakeney, Subaltern in the 28th Regiment: An Autobiography [SIGNED by G. O. Smith]

      Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London First Edition 1899. 1899. First edition hard back binding in half dark brown leather covers, five raised bands to the spine with gilt title lettering, top edge gilt, marble end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xviii] 382 printed pages of text, fold-out map to the rear. Sun fading to the spine, light foxing to the end leaves and in Very Good tight and sound condition. Smith played first-class cricket for Oxford University and Surrey, was educated, from 1886 to 1892, at Charterhouse School, one of the principal nurseries of the Association Football game, and learned many of the skills that subsequently brought him fame while boarding at the school. Smith captained the England team on at least 13, and possibly as many as 16, occasions (early records are inexact) between 1896 and 1901, winning at least eight games, possibly as many as ten, and drawing two. Smith retired from football shortly after his final international appearance and became joint headmaster at Ludgrove School, a preparatory school in Barnet recognised as one of the principal feeder institutions for Eton College. His fellow headmaster, Arthur Dunn - who had founded Ludgrove in 1892 - was another noted amateur footballer and had also played as centre-forward for England. Dunn died, aged only 41, a few months after Smith joined the school, and thereafter G. O. shared his duties with his fellow Corinthian, England captain, and great friend, William Oakley. He also taught, from 1918 at Sunningdale Preparatory School and died, aged 71, in retirement at his home in Hampshire. Ludgrove Prize Plate inside dated December 18th, 1906, SIGNED 'G. O. Smith.' Apart from the rare G. O. Smith signature, a poignant aside to the book is that the recipient student, Harry Keppel Chester, lost his life in World War 1. He was killed in action in the first GAZA Battle in 1917 and was posthumously promoted from Lieutenant to Captain H. K. Chester. His parish church, St. Mary the Virgin, in Birchanger, Essex has a marble memorial of his with the following inscription 'To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Harry Keppel Chester of this Parish, and of Kings College, Cambridge, Captain, 5th Battalion Essex Regiment, Born 18 July 1894, died 27 March 1917 of wounds received in action the previous day near Gaza, Buried at Khan Yunus, in Palestine. 'Go thy way, thy son liveth'. The Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Street, London has on view in their collection a gathering of his 1914-1917 letters, privately published in book form by his family in 1921. It is titled 'Letters from Harry Keppel Chester 1914-1917'. 218 pages. A poignant tragedy that 12 year old Harry received as his school prize 'A Boy in the Peninsular War', - killed in action - still a boy. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Geographisches Handbuch zu Andrees Handatlas mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der politischen, wirtschaftlichen und statistischen Verhältnisse

      Bielefeld / Leipzig Velhagen & Klasing Verlag, 1899. Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Halbleder OHLdr / HLdr 8vo im Format 17,5 x 24 cm) mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Schmuckvorsatzpapier und Ganzmarmorschnitt. XII, 994 Seiten, mit 171 Kärtchen und Figuren im Text. - Dritte, völlig neue Auflage in guter Erhaltung (minimal berieben, sonst gut) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsche Kartographie, Atlas, Geographie, Landeskunde, Deutsches Reich

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Kunst-Formen der Natur. 6 Lieferungen gebundenen in HLDr. Es sind 59 farb. u. sw. Tafeln von 60 beigebunden. Unvollständiges Exemplar: es fehlt Titelblatt u. Tafel N° III + Begleittext: Stentor. Urtiere aus der Hauptklasse der Infusorien (Klasse der Ciliaten)

      Leipzig - Wien: Bibliographisches Institut 1899 HLDr., Vorwort, Begleittexte, Tafeln, 2°, HLDr.-Einband mit eingeklebtem Ausschnitt des OHeftes auf Vorderdeckel. Einband wenig berieben und bestoßen. Tafeln stellenweise mit OSeidenpapier versehen. Tafel N° I. leicht stock- und wasserfleckig, sonst frisches, sehr guter Zustand.Naturgeschichte, Naturwissenschaften

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        PRINCE TIMOTEO.

      London, New York, Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher, [1899] - Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-254 [255-256: ads], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Young American mountaineer ascends a precipitous "unclimbable" island in the middle of a lake in northern Italy, where he is mistaken by its archaic inhabitants (the descendants of fifteenth century political outcasts) for the son of their king. A rather implausible vehicle for a pseudo-historical novel of romance and intrigue. Teitler (2013) 431. Bleiler (1978), p. 76. Reginald 05541. Wright (III) 1975 (locating DLC copy only). A fine copy. This is the Shroyer-Teitler copy. A rare book. (#150896) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Pesn o veshchem Olege

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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Malakand Field Force. An Episode of Frontier War

      London: Longmans and Co. 1899, 1899. First printing of the Silver Library Edition of Churchill's first book. Publisher' burgundy buckram blocked in gilt with 'swan' patterened endpapers. This important printing includes for the first time the author's corrections to the many errors found in the text of the first printing the previous year. A very good copy indeed, with some acceptable age-related handling and toning and a couple of neat institutional stamps. Includes a later but related newsclipping written by the author's grandson together with a handwritten leaf of bibliographical notes written by a published Churchill biographer.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Sense and Sensibility

      London: George Allen,, 1899. With an introduction by Joseph Jacobs and illustrations by Chris Hammond. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and elaborate decoration to spine and front board gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations to text. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, ownership signature to half-title. Spine gently rolled, tips rubbed, cloth slightly worn and faded, internally fresh. An excellent copy. Elegantly illustrated by Hammond, bound in the attractive art nouveau-style gilt decorated cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Affaire Dreyfus]. Discours autographe du député républicain socialiste du Cher Jules-Louis Breton à ses administrés.

      1899 - Manuscrit in-4 en feuilles de (10) pp. à en-tête « République Française Chambre des Députés ». Compte-rendu autographe du premier mandat à la Chambre des Députés de Jules-Louis Breton, député du Cher, membre du groupe républicain socialiste. La session ouverte en 1898 est entièrement dominée par l'Affaire Dreyfus et les aveux du commandant Henry, la démission du ministre Cavaignac puis la demande en révision du procès, enfin la mort du Président Félix Faure au mois de Février 1899. « Nous l'avons déjà dit autour de cette affaire Dreyfus tous les réactionnaires se groupèrent pour essayer de renverser la République », s'insurge le jeune député contre le ministère Waldeck-Millerand-Galliffet. Sous l'autorité de son illustre aîné Édouard Vaillant (1840-1915), Jules-Louis Breton interpelle le gouvernement, prend part aux discussions des budgets de l'exercice, jeune fer de lance de socialisme dont un « grand congrès va être convoqué pour la fin du mois de septembre (1899), toutes les forces socialistes de France seront représentées et il terminera le léger conflit et fondant l'union intime peut-être même l'unité du parti socialiste. » Neveu du peintre et poète Jules Breton, membre de l'Institut, Jules-Louis Breton naît le 1er avril 1872 à Courrières (Pas-de-Calais). Il est élu député du Cher de 1898 à 1921, puis sénateur du Cher de 1921 à 1930 ; sous-secrétaire d'Etat aux inventions de 1916 à 1917, ministre de l'Hygiène, Assistance et Prévoyance sociales de 1920 à 1921. Il consacre les dernières années de sa vie à des travaux scientifiques. Il meurt le 2 août 1940 à Bellevue. Biographie extraite du Dictionnaire des parlementaires français. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Decorations: in verse and prose.

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co,, 1899. Octavo. Original japon vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, boards decorated in gilt, with a thorny rose design to front cover and covers blocked with designs in gilt, the front cover with a thorny rose and title, edges uncut. Small clipping from a bookseller's catalogue to rear pastedown. Spine very faintly darkened, endpapers foxed, else bright. An excellent copy. First edition, one of 300 copies on Van Gelder handmade paper. Some of this selection of poetry and very short prose pieces by the leading English decadent, published the year before his death, had previously appeared in The Savoy, The Outlook and Temple Bar. The cover design is sometimes erroneously attributed to Beardsley (see Lasner 219), who decorated Dowson's Verses (1896); more likely candidates are Althea Gyles or Pickford Waller. Laid in is the author's obituary, "A Poet's Death. (From a Correspondent)", from an unknown source, dated 1 March 1900.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Barrys

      DOUBLEDAY & MCCLURE, NEW YORK 1899 - 16mo; green boards with gilt lettering; 422 pps. No dj. first published in 1898 in the Chautauquan. MODERATE RUBBING TO SPINE ENDS & CORNERS; ERASED PENCIL MARKS INSIDE FRONT BOARD, ON FRONTIS & TITLE PAGE. LIGHT RUBBING TO BOARDS; ALL ELSE-CLEAN, TIGHT, & ATTRACTIVE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899 - Octavo. Loose sheets in recent blue full morocco, plush-lined box, title gilt to the spine. Half-title somewhat soiled and browned, last leaf with some marginal splits, no loss of text, and soiling verso, but otherwise just light toning and some marginal finger-soiling and chipping throughout, overall very good. Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume edition published in 1902. Churchill's tendency to rewrite, revise, amend, and generally to tinker with his work right down to the wire, and often beyond - "an indefatigable reviser" (Woods) - was the source of great frustration, and expense, to his publishers throughout his career. "Revise would follow revise, eventually to become a 'Final Revise'; this title, however, rarely fulfilled its promise. More often than not 'Overtake Corrections' then began to arrive, sometimes even after the presses had started running" (Woods, Artillery of Words, p.156). Here Churchill has marked up an unsewn set of the sheets to the first volume, and it seems unlikely that this was in preparation for the single-volume edition as a number of his emendations actually represent expansions of the text. Of particular interest are those made in chapter III, "The Fate of the Envoy", pp. 100–04 , which include a note of the source for his dramatic description of the death of Gordon; "I received this account in Feb. from a man I sent up to Khartoum from the steamer I was on about Feb. 10th, & have it now at home". A highly desirable document of the writing of Churchill's "superb" history (DNB) of the war in the Sudan and of his involvement in it. Cohen A2.1.b: Woods A2(a) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LA COREE ET LES MISSIONNARIRES FRANCAIS.

      AN EARLY FRENCH MISSIONARY RESOURCE ON KOREA AND MISSIONS Tours [1899? - , Mame]. 3/4 Orange speckled cloth, over marbledboards, 368p., profusely illustrated with many full & textplates, very clean and solid copy, French text, with intro-introduction by Chasles Dallet. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Testimony of the Sonnets as to the Authorship of the Shakespearean Plays and Poems

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1899. First Edition. Cloth. Original maroon cloth, titles in gilt on upper board and spine, t.e.g., in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. [2], vi, 100. Tiny bit of rubbing to the edges, minor offsetting from the jacket to the endpages, else a fine bright copy; jacket with chipping at the spine tips and corners, spine slightly toned and rubbed. A nice copy .

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        TIME AND I, OR LOOKING FORWARD

      [San Juan, 1899. Original illustrated wrappers printed in green and red. Spine partially perished, wrappers noticeably soiled, some chipping. Light scattered foxing, minor mildewing to bottom edge, minor chipping to gutter at bottom edge of first few and last few leaves, last few leaves of advertisements partially detached. Still, a good copy. In a modern cloth box, red label. Presentation copy of this rare West Indian book by a major contributor to the early cultural development of the region and a significant African-American author. Inscribed by Sexto on the recto of his portrait plate: "St. Thomas 25/1/24 Honorable Mr. A.G. Brown V.I. Commissioner When you read this work please think of me at my best the Author Adolph Sixto." Sixto was born on the small island of Vieques, just to the east of Puerto Rico and administratively part of it, in 1858. He spent most of his adult life in the neighboring island of St. Thomas, part of the Danish West Indies until 1917 (Puerto Rico was taken over by the U.S. in the Spanish-American War in 1898). Sixto established the first repertory theatre on St. Thomas, as well as being the founder of the Carnival in 1912. He remained a prominent citizen until his death in 1930. This book is in the form of a history of St. Thomas, but is actually Sixto's argument for socialism in the governing of the island. His narrative is both a promotion the interests of the island and a development of his political and cultural and cultural theories. It is interspersed with many first-person observations on administration and political organization, agricultural and industrial activities, geography, and culture. The plates include a photographic portrait of Sixto, a photographic view of the harbor of St. Thomas, an illustrated view of the Soap and Match Factory, and more. The last section is essentially an early business directory of St. Thomas, with numerous listings for photographers, general merchants, cigar dealers, Riise rum and other liquor dealers, insurance agents, and many others. OCLC locates only four copies: New York Public Library, Harvard, and two at Tulane.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        TIDSSKRIFT FOR KUNSTINDUSTRI

      Kjøbenhavn: G.E.C. Gad, 1899. contemporary half parchment, red leather spine labels, all edges stained red. 4to. contemporary half parchment, red leather spine labels, all edges stained red. Thousands of pages. 15 volumes bound in 5. Complete run of this periodical devoted to the decorative arts. Each volume is profusely illustrated. A study of the arts throughout the world but concentrating on the Scandinavian countries. Includes chapters on bookbindings. Text in Danish. Parchment spine of the fifth volume is damaged.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Map of Lands Belonging to the Forest Preserve situated in the Counties of Delaware Greene Sullivan and Ulster. Compiled from the Official Maps and Field Notes on file in the State Departments at Albany, N.Y. By authority of the Fisheries, Game & Forest Commission

      Wynkoop Hallenback Crawford Co. State Printers 1899 - 1 colored map on 2 joined sheets (102 x 121 cm.). Issued in portfolio (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches) with cover title: Map of the Catskill Preserve. Engraved by J.Y. McClintock and W.L. Lawton. Over four feet if joined (scale is 1 inch to 2 miles). Shows patents, lots, names of landowners, and town boundaries subdivided into tracts. Shows street names and railroads. Compiled from "Official Maps and Field Notes on file in the State Departments at Albany, N.Y. by Authority of the Fisheries, Game, and Forest Commission." The first meeting of the Forest Preserve Commission was held on September 23, 1885, and a tabulation of the state ownership did not exist yet; in 1892 the State provided $250 the Forest Commission "for completing the public path leading to the summit of Slide mountain, Ulster County, included within the preserve." and in a 1893 budget bill (Chapter 726) the State provided $1,000, "For the expenses of examination of title and survey of lands owned by the state on Slide Mountain in Ulster County and other parts of the Catskills." which lead to the creation of this first map of the Catskill Forest Preserve. Quite detailed and in remarkably good condition. Maps very good, with small splits at corner folds, colors bright, in very good portfolio with small soiled spot on front and some sunning to spine. Cloth with gilt titles, stamped in blind, string tied [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The River War

      Published by Longmans, Green and Co. in 1899. This First Edition comes in 2 Volumes, with 19 folding maps, 10 in volume 1 and 9 in volume 2. This historical study is in Fine condition, with the only flaws being some minor bumpin to the corners and spine ends of both volumes, some slight rubbing to the boards and a slight loosening to the spine of the second volume. There is a small amount of ageing and spotting to the uncut pages, particularly at the front of each volume, with later pages being clean and clear but in all this is a lovely copy with its original dark blue boards and gold gilt lettering to each volume. An important addition to any literary collection.

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        THE WONDERFUL HISTORY OF VIRGILIUS THE SORCERER OF ROME. Englished for the First Time.

      London: David Nutt in the Strand., 18993.. First Edition, First Printing. Original Wraps. Fine. First Edition. Small octavo, original light brown wrappers titled in black and red, sewn. 78 pp. Black & white frontispiece by Aubrey Beardsley, with tissue guard. Issued as Medieval Legends No. II. A fine copy in wrappers. Rare. ¶ Actually published January, 1894. Beardsley's frontispiece is said to have been placed only in a large paper edition limited to 100 copies. However, the publisher's advertisement (in THE BOOKMAN, December, 1893) speaks not of large and small paper issues, but of a single edition, "16mo., red and black wrapper. 1s." of which "500 copies will be issued with a frontispiece by Aubrey Beardsley, price 3s 6d." for which "Immediate applications should be made...." The anonymous translation is by Mary Leighton. Lasner, A Selective Checklist of the Published Work of Aubrey Beardsley (1995), item 55.

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        Portrait des Komponisten Glasunov /Glazunov. Lithography portrait of Glasunov/Glazunov by Serov.

      1899 - 1899. 50 x 32.5 cm. Lithographie, im Stein von Serov und Glasunov signiert. Sehr gut erhalten unter Passepartout. Sehr seltene Original-Lithographie. Provenienz: süddeutsche Sammlung, vor mehr als 30 Jahren erworben. Aus einer Reihe von Lithographien, die der Kunstzeitschrift Mir Iskusstva beigefügt waren. Valentin Aleksandrovic Serov (1865-1911) war Sohn des Komponisten Alexander Nikolajevich Serov, Schüler der Petersburger Akademie bei Repin und Tschistjakow und zählt zu den besten Vetretern der russischen Porträtkunst. Seine Porträts von Schriftstellern Künstlern und Musikern sind heute in der Tretjakow Galerie in Moskau ausgestellt. (Leskow, Lewitan, Rimski Korsakov. ). siehe wikipaintings Sprache: Russisch Sehr gut erhalten unter Passepartout. Lithographie, im Stein von Serov und Glasunov signiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K.]
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        Tour D'Asie Vol. 2: L' Empire Du Milieu, Le

      White Lotus, Paris 1899 - Tour D'Asie Vol. 2: L' Empire Du Milieu, Le [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Hole in the Wall

      Boston: Little, Brown. Near Fine 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, 1901 gift inscription to the ffep, else fine, bright, and sharp; jacket with chips out at the corners and larger chunks out at the spine tips, spine somewhat sunned, but still quite attractive; 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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        TWO WOMEN IN THE KLONDIKE. THE STORY OF A JOURNEY TO THE GOLD-FIELDS OF ALASKA

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fort comme la mort EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Le livre, 1899. Fine. Le livre, Paris 1899, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Original edition on the current paper. Binding to bradel open cardboard covered with khaki paper decorated with feather patterns, smooth back with a gold jewel, date and dual gold mesh tail frame gilt fillets on covers, binding of the time, but unsigned due to Pierson. Signed autograph of the author to his friend the great actress Madame Pasca. Some of our copy sheets are a bit short probably due to the fact that the dedicatee was asked a few thoughts which she then cut before connecting to the book. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier kaki décoré de motifs de plumes, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats, reliure de l'époque non signée mais attribuable à Pierson. Envoi autographe signé de Guy de Maupassant à son amie la tragédienne Madame Pasca. Certains feuillets de notre exemplaire sont un peu courts probablement en raison du fait que la dédicataire y avait posé quelques réflexions qu'elle coupa ensuite avant de se séparer de l'ouvrage. C'est à l'instigation de Flaubert, dont elle fut l'égérie, que Mme Pasca interprète en 1879 la première œuvre de Maupassant, Histoire de vieux temps. A l'instar de son maître, le jeune disciple de Flaubert voue immédiatement une profonde admiration à la comédienne dont il publie plusieurs portraits et chroniques élogieuses dans la presse : « Quand on donnera à Mme Pasca un vrai rôle à sa taille elle apparaîtra définitivement au premier rang parmi les actrices de son temps. ». A la mort de Flaubert, que Maupassant décrit comme « le seul être que j'ai aimé d'une affection absolue et qui sera sans fin », Mme Pasca se rapproche encore de Maupassant, l'introduit auprès de ses amis, interprète sa pièce Musotte et le soutient jusqu'à la fin de sa vie. Celle que Flaubert considérait comme l'un de ses « trois anges » prend ainsi sous son aile bienveillante le jeune naturaliste, se promettant de « continuer, auprès du petit Guy, ce qu'il avait perdu en amitié à la mort de Flaubert ».

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        Eigenh. Schriftstück und eh. Brief mit U.

      Lund, 22. V. 1899. - 22. Mai 1899. (1+1=) 2 SS. Folio und kl.-4to. In Schwedisch. Bei dem vorliegenden Schriftstück handelt es sich um eine 29 Punkte umfassende Liste mit Antworten auf Fragen zu seiner Person, die ihm auf einem (im Original beiliegenden) Fragebogen von dem schwedischen Schriftsteller und Kunstkritiker Georg Brochner vorgelegt worden waren. Auf die Frage nach seinem hauptsächlichen Charakterzug etwa antwortet Strindberg mit „diese seltsame Mischung von tiefster Melancholie und abscheulichem Leichtsinn" (Übersetzung); der Wesenszug, den er bei Männern bewundere, sei „das Fehlen von Niedertracht" und bei Frauen die „Mütterlichkeit"; seine Lieblingsbeschäftigung sei „das Schreiben von Dramen", und er hoffe, „ein allzeit aufgeführter Dramatiker zu sein". Die Bücher, die ihm am meisten bedeuteten, seien die „Bibel; Chateaubriand: Genie de Christianisme; Swedenborg: Arcana coelestica; V. Hugo: Les Miserables; Dickens: Little Dorrit; Andersens Märchen; Bernardin de St. Pierre: Harmonies"; seine Lieblingsbilder seien von „Th. Rousseau: Paysages Intimes; Böcklin: Toteninsel"; seine Lieblingsmusikwerke „Beethovens Sonaten". Er bewundere „Charles Dickens", „Turner", „Heinrich IV. von Frankreich und Bernhard von Clairvaux" sowie „Elisabeth von Thüringen und Margarete von der Provence". Seine Leibspeisen seien „Bier und Fischgerichte", seine Lieblingjahreszeit der „Hochsommer nach warmem Regen", und er lebe nach dem Wahlspruch „Speravit Infestis" von Horaz. – In dem Brief an Georg Brochner berichtet Strindberg von seinem Drama „Nach Damaskus", dessen erster und zweiter Teil ein Jahr zuvor erschienen waren: „[.] Anbei die gewünschten Verbesserungen; leider mit einigen Hinzufügungen. Das Stück, dessen Aufführung ich mir am meisten wünsche ist Damaskus, weil es neu ist[.]". – Das Schriftstück leicht gebräunt mit winzigen Randläsuren, der Brief am Oberrand montiert.

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        An Ideal Husband (by The Author of Lady Windermere's Fan)

      Leonard Smithers 1899 - First edition. One of 1000 copies. Octavo. Original mauve cloth boards with gilt stamped designs (by Charles Shannon), spine lettering gilt. pp. [xvi], 213, [1], 4to, 213 pp. Bright covers but with some sunning and dust soiling to spine, with minimal fraying at the bottom of spine, and corners slightly rubbed, otherwise very good. Endpapers browned, but otherwise internally clean and tight. Charming aesthetic bookplate of contemporary science fiction writer George Sidney Paternoster on inside front cover; the book’s first seller (or perhaps publisher) has written ‘published @ 7/6 net’ opposite the half title. Very good copy. Housed in acetate cover. Please contact dealer for more photographs and should you wish to arrange insured/special delivery for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of Books Contained in the Lockhart Library and in the General Library of the London Missionary Society

      London, England: London Missionary Society, 1899. An English language publication, with ancillary material in Chinese. Presumed first [and only?] printing of the first edition, 1899. Author's Introductory dated December 1899. Printed and presumed bound in Hertford, England by Stephen Austin and Sons. NOT ex-library. Contemporary medium brown buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Impressively clean and well-preserved binding. Gently bumped spine head, moderately bumped spine tail with small chip, and with moderately bumped and lightly abraded corners. 1 inch superficial vertical crack along the gutter of the front board, not at all threatening the integrity of the binding and merely a minor cosmetic issue. Text block firmly bound in. 10.75 x 7.25 inches. Black paper pastedowns and FEPs. Title page with pencil inscription of previous owner in neat hand, "David Chamberlin, London Missionary Socy, Livingstone House, Westminister." With 320 numbered pages of text consisting of: Part I, Lockhart Library, books relating chiefly to China and the Far East, in European and Oriental Languages; Part II, Lockhart Library, Chinese printed books, with a few Japanese works and reprints; Part III, General Library, European and Oriental books related to foreign missionary spheres, subjects and operations, other than in China and the Far East. Light to moderate foxing to the preliminaries and several internal pages. Very faint age-yellowing around the page edges, trivial. Else a very clean copy. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. Very rare. A bibliographic goldmine for sinologists and scholars in related disciplines. An interesting association copy. David Chamberlin was affiliated with the London Missionary Society for at least 40 years and his responsibilities at L.M.S. included working as Managing Editor. "Look it up in Chamberlin" was long the rule where any problem of L.M.S. history arose in Livingstone House.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Minus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Association Copy.

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        ALSs - 14 eigenhändige Briefe mit Unterschrift und 2 eigenhändige Briefe ohne Unterschrift.

      - Schwenningen, Stuttgart und ohne Ort 4.VII.1899 bis 7.XII.1909 und ohne Datum. 37 Seiten 4° bis quer-16°. Teilweise mit gedrucktem Briefkopf. Die beiden nicht unterschriebenen Briefe auf gedruckten Visitenkarten. Vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Adolf Sauer (1852-1932), Mineraloge und Geologe, wies die äolische Herkunft des Löss nach. - An seinen Freund, den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg, fachlichen und privaten Inhalts, auch die Besetzung von Stellen und Administratives betreffend. - - Schwenningen 4.VII.1899. ". Zunächst möchte ich Ihnen gern mitteilen, dass B. einverstanden ist, Ihnen die Diamanten zur Bearbeitung zu übergeben, vorausgesetzt, dass das betreffende Syndicat, d. Besitzer der Diamanten, seine Zustimmung ertheilt . sie scheinen recht interessante Ausbildung zu besitzen und eine nähere Untersuchung werth zu sein ." - - Stuttgart 5.XII.1905. ". Ich möchte Dich wiederum um . Dein Urtheil darüber bitten, ob die Darstellung in beifolgenden Fahnen, welche die Fortsetzung zur Mineralkunde enthalten, einfacheren Vorstellungen entspricht und auch klar genug ist und auch keinen Lapsus enthält . Ich habe für Weihnachten ein Anerbieten in's Ausland - nach Serbien - weiss aber noch nicht genau, ob ich dorthin gehe. Die Mission ist mir noch zu unklar ." - - 19.XI.1906. ". Bross soll die von mir begonnenen Porphyrstudien fortsetzen und wird deshalb etwas in Dossenheim u. Schriesheim in Porphyren klopfen. Du wirst es hoffentlich nicht als eine Beeinträchtigung Deiner durch Sitz und Amt Dir zustehenden territorialen Gerechtsame ansehen und pp. Bross hinausschmeissen ." - - 31.XII.1906. Auf den freien Seiten eines an ihn gerichteten Briefes des Geologen Gottlob Linck, Jena, der erklärt, sich für Salomon-Calvi einsetzen zu wollen. ". Ich sende Dir diesen Brief, damit Du daraus ersehen mögest, dass auch in J. ein werther College wohnt, der im gegebenen Falle sich einsetzt ." - - 28.XII.1908. ". Ich war . in Jagstfeld und da es von dort nicht allzuweit bis Mauer ist, fuhr ich dorthin. Es reizte mich zu sehr, mir von dem . alten Arbeiter die Stelle zeigen zu lassen, wo der Homo Heidelbergensis gefunden wurde ." - - Im Folgenden über den bei Krapina gefundenen Schädel eines Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis. "Die Schötensack'sche Publikation ist recht gut, vielleicht hätte das geologische Alter besonders auf Grund der Reichenbach'schen Publikation noch etwas mehr betont werden sollen - denn Spy, Krapina etc. gehören ja geologisch gesprochen zur Hochterrasse, die Maurer Sande aber sind unbedingt älter . Und damit passt ja vortrefflich die morpholog. Ausbildung des Schädels. Wie sehr das hohe geolog. Alter übersehen werden kann, ergiebt sich z.B. daraus, dass ich Fraas erst besonders darauf aufmerksam machen musste - er hielt anfangs Heidelberg für gleichaltrig mit Krapina ." - - Ein Brief (1905) mit einer Nachschrift seiner Ehefrau Sophie an Salomon-Calvis Ehefrau Rosalia. - Beiliegend ein Abklatsch eines eigenhändigen Briefes von Salomon-Calvi an Sauer (1909). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Book of the Dead Facsimiles of the Papyri of Hunefer, Anhai, Kerasher and Netchemet with Supplementary text from the papyrus of Nu, with transcripts, translations, etc

      London: Sold at the British Museum, 1899. Large folio. Book measures 23 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. Collation, xi,[1],64pp, text, 16 double page coloured plates, 4 single page coloured plates, 78 single pages black & white plates. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, cloth boards. Binding has some very minor wear. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, blank page opposite title pullling on inner joint, some occasional finger marks, a few page of text nicked on edges. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy, in a very good solid binding. . Very Good. Large Folio.

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        Jean Calvin. Les hommes et les choses de son temps. Tome Premier: La jeunesse de Calvin. Ouvrage orné de la reproduction de 157 estampes anciennes, autographes, etc. et de 113 dessins orginaux par H. Armand-Delille. Tome Second: Les premiers essais. Ouvrage orné de la reproduction de 75 estampes anciennes, autographes, etc. et de 75 dessins orginaux par H. Armand-Delille. Tome Troisième: La ville, la maison et la rue de Calvin. Ouvrage orné de la reproduction de 99 estampes anciennes, autographes, etc. et de 124 dessins orginaux par H. Armand-Delille. Tome Quatrième: La pensée religieuse de Calvin. Ouvrage orné d'un portrait. Tome Cinquième: La pensée ecclésiastique et la pensée politique de Calvin. Tome Sixième: La lutte. Tome Septième et

      Lausanne, Georges Bridel & Cie (Vol.6/7: Neuilly-sur-Seine, La Cause) 1899/1902/1905/1910/1917/1926/1927/1909 - 8 delen, (IX) 634, (XII) 815, (IX) 722, (VIII) 485, (VIII) 712, 585, 581, (VII) 279 p. Opnieuw gebonden half Kunstleer, Folio (Complete set van dit standaardwerk over het leven van Calvijn inclusief het weinig voorkomende 8e deel: "Iconographie Calvinienne". Fraaie set)

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        Mir zur Feier.

      Berlin Meyer 1899 - 1. Auflage. 8° 119 S. Privater Seideneinband mit silbergepr. Autorennamen. (Einband berieben und etw. gefleddert, Titelseite fehlt, Buchblock sauber). Wilpert/G. 9. Die sehr seltene erste Ausgabe mit dem wunderbaren Buchschmuck von Heinrich Vogeler. Innenseite [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dir. Gedichte.

      1899. Insel, Leipzig, 1. Ausgabe. 1899 - Sarkowski 1842. Vorsatz, Vortitel, Titel, Rahmen und Vignetten von H. Vogeler. OHalbpergament, 64 ungez. S. Titelauflage im Insel-Verlag. Mit einem Exlibris von Reichsritter Wunschheim von Lilienthal. Sehr gut.,

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        The National Gallery. 3 Volume Set

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

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        La Porte des r?ves. Illustrations de Georges de Feure

      Paris: Bibliophiles - Independants 1899 - Das Kultbuch des Fin de Si?cle (Nr. 107 von insgesamt 220 Stück) in prunkvoller Bindung von R. D. Canape. Bestehend aus: Schuber: Bordüren aus schwarzem Leder, innen feines Sämischleder, außen Marmorpapier; Schutzumschlag: Marmorpapier, Laschen und Rücken aus schwarzem Leder mit fünf Bünden, goldgeprägter Titel, innen Sämischleder; Buch selbst: fünf Bünde, graues Leder, goldgeprätgter Titel auf dem Rücken, Vorderseite: farbiger Blinddruck mit der Darstellung eines Phönix; Vorsätze (signiert : CANAPE R. D. 1900) mit ornamentaler Goldprägung am Rand, Brokatstoff, hinterer Vorsatz: Marmorpapier, goldener Schnitt; 133 Seiten, 4°, Exemplar in besonders gutem Zustand; Schuber etwas abgerieben, sonst hervorragender Zustand. Sehr selten! Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE YELLOW WALL PAPER

      Boston: Small, Maynard & Company,. 1899. original yellow decorated boards, printed in orange and black, top edge stained orange, other edges untrimmed.. Boards lightly worn at corner tips, spine panel rubbed, a very good. copy of a scarce, fragile book. (#130720). First edition. Inscribed by Gilman on the front free endpaper: "With regards of the / author / Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Being a warning to those / who have the care of neurasthenics." Classic short story of psychological terror, first published in the NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE, January 1892. The story of a discontented Victorian wife and mother who weaves a fantasy of repressed creative longing and sexuality out of the patterns on the wall paper. This story of a woman's mental breakdown, "wrenched out of Gilman's own life ... is a small literary masterpiece." - Elaine Hedges. "Classic short story ..." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-34. "... one of the most reprinted of all psychological horror stories ... This feminist horror tale is Gilman's only work in the genre, but it is enough to ensure her an important place in its history." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 171. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, "key stories and books," p. 202. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1529 (citing a later printing). Bleiler (1978), p. 82. Reginald 23978 (citing a later edition). Wright (III) 2177.

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        Das Fidele Haus - Humoristisches Familienblatt. Nr. 1-52.,

      Berlin, Die Lustigen Blätter (Dr. Eysler & Co.), 1899 - Jahrgang 1899. Es fehlen die Nr. 3, 6, 8, 9, 15, 19, 31, 36. Halbleineneinband mit dreiseitigem Marmorschnitt. Gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zarathrustra-Commentar. Band 1-4 vollständig.

      Haessel, Leipzig 1899 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1899 - 1901 ) Mit einem Porträtfrontispiz, 224 Seiten; 174 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 196 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 329 Seiten, 3 n.n. Blätter. Jeweils in goldgeprägtem roten Oln mit marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 20 x 13,5 cm ). Einbände teils gering berieben, teils gering fleckig. Innen wenige Seiten gering stockfleckig. Insgesamt von guter Erhaltung - sehr selten - Zusammen 4 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca 1400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A QUEEN OF ATLANTIS: A ROMANCE OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA .

      London: Hutchinson & Co., 1899 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-391 [392: blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by D. Murray Smith, original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges trimmed. First edition, second issue with cancel title leaf dated 1899, variant with edges trimmed. Prequel to THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADO (1896). Lost race novel chronicling the adventures of the near-immortal Monella. "A wonderful tale of the mythical continent, told with outstanding imaginative ingenuity." - Stuart Teitler, Kaleidoscope Books, Eureka! (Berkeley 1975), catalogue 29. "Much the best of the Atkins adventures, with an imaginative sweep that causes one to forget momentarily the plot and character cliches." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 93. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 1-5 and (1995) 1-5. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 029. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, pp. 137-38. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 25 and A Spectrum of Fantasy, Volume II, p. 132. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 35. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 75. The Stuart Teitler Collection of Lost Race Fiction, p. 8. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 12. Reginald 00625. Some age-darkening and foxing to endpapers, one plate a little loose, a near fine, bright copy. A nice copy of a handsome book. (#148799) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PLANETENFEUER. EIN ZUKUNFTSROMAN

      Stuttgart: J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger,. 1899. original yellow wrappers printed in black.. Professionally rebound in boards with front and rear covers. preserved, a fine copy. (#133034). First edition. PLANETENFEUER is a somewhat decadent socialist utopia in the year 1999, featuring a seven-hour work day and liberated but lonely women. In the second part of the novel, two planets collide, causing a catastrophe in which many people die, though humanity survives. According to Sapra, PLANETENFEUER expresses a pessimistic mood, which is very rare in the Zukunftsroman of its era (Lexicon, pp. 112-113). PLANETENFEUER is one of the five novels analyzed in depth in William S. Lewis, Catastrophist/Eschatological Motifs in German Speculative Fiction, 1895- 1925. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 212. Bloch (2002) 1404. Nagl, p. 247.

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        Sport in East Central Africa: Being an Account of Hunting Trips in Portuguese and Other Districts of East Central Africa.

      London, Rowland Ward, 1899, - in-4to, XVI + 340 p. + 4 ill. plates, some foxing, small stamp on first free fly leaf ?Guggisberg?, engraved ex-libris ?Sir William A.H. Bals Bart (with devise: ?basis virtutum constantia?, very small binders name stamped on inside of first fly, Half-Leather bound, large corners. Fine copy First edition. An elusive Rowland Ward publication, this title continues Kirby's big game hunting adventures in the neighbourhood of the Zambesi and Shire Rivers. He bagged kudu, leopard, eland, and buffalo while also shooting hippo and crocodiles. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Czech p. 89. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of Stavropegic first class Solovetsky Monastery].

      Evdokimov Skt. Peterburg 1899 - Large 8vo (30 x 23 cm). VIII, 225, [2] pp., with 27 photogravures and 2 folding plans loosely inserted. Publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettering to upper cover; rubbed, corners bumped. Detailed chronological account of this ancient monastery from its founding in 1430s until the end of XIX century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Josephine, Imperitrice et Reine

      Goupil et Cie, Paris - 1899. One of 1200 copies on special paper. With 42 illustrations including a fine color frontispiece and 33 other full-page views and portraits. Folio full forest green straight-grain morocco by Durvand. Spine with raised bands and Napoleonic devices in compartments. Covers with elaborate gilt borders and with a central Napoleonic shield. Gilt-decorated turn-ins; top edges gilt; others uncut. Very light flaking to the outer joints, else a fine copy of an elegant presentation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is an exceptional, finely bound first edition, first printing set of Churchill's second published work. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this book is compelling in every respect. First, of course, is the inherent merit of the work itself. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the first edition of The River War is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. This first edition, first printing set is in fine condition, notable for both exceptional contents and a high quality fine binding. We typically see fine rebindings of contents that show flaws and wear. This set features contents that are strikingly bright and clean for the edition. We note virtually none of the typical spotting and no previous ownership marks. Even the fore and bottom edges remain remarkably bright. The contents retain all of the extensive illustrations, maps, and plans, as well as the frontispieces and tissue guards. Searching the nearly pristine contents for flaws, we note only a neat repair to the Volume II folding map at p. 154. The binding is three quarter navy morocco over marbled paper boards and features raised spine bands, gilt rule compartments, head and foot bands, gilt top edge, and marbled endpapers. The binding is in fine condition, with no fading or soiling and virtually no wear. A spectacular set, as lovely without as within. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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