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        A Practical Introduction to the Study of Japanese Writing.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. ltd 1899 - New half calf (dark blue) with corresponding buckram cloth. Gilt titles to spine. New end papers. Text and Japanese characters throughout. Ex library, but the rebinding has resulted in very few library marks remaining. A lovely copy of this work. The binding is immaculate (it was finished last week!). Inside, the first 4 leaves have moderate foxing to them. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, with just a little darkening to the edges. Library marks are limited to a stamp to the verso of the title pages, then small discreet stamps to the top of page 1, and the bottom of page 480. Tape residue to the last page (list of author’s other works). Chamberlain was one of the foremost Japanologists active in the Nineteenth Century. He wrote some of the earliest translations of haiku into English. During his tenure at the Tokyo Imperial University, he sent many Japanese artifacts to the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford. [vi], 1-480, [vi]. pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plans d'ensemble et de détail : construction d'une école indigène - Commune d'Aumale, département d'Alger

      Aumale, 1899. Dossier cartonné in - 4 (31 x 21 cm) 7.60 mètres de papier à dessin aquarellé plié en accordéon (logement instituteur, classe, préau, jardin, façades, sections transversales), mentions manuscrites, tampons, signatures. Plans d'une école figurant encore aujourd'hui au patrimoine architectural de la ville, rebaptisée Sour El - Ghozlane depuis 1962. Français broché DeCollection

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        DIE INSEL. Monatsschrift mit Buchschmuck und Illustrationen.

      Erster [1.] Jahrgang. Erstes [bis Viertes] Quartal. 4 Bände. Mit Buchschmuck u.a. von Georges Lemmen, Heinrich Vogeler[-Worpswede], Th. Th. Heine und E. R. Weiß. Berlin, Schuster & Loeffler bzw. Insel bei Schuster & Loeffler 1899 - 1900,. Gr.-8°, 5 Bll.,367, 5 Bll.,384, 4 Bll.,386(1), 4 Bll.,346(2)S., Orig.-Halbpergamentbde. mit Rückenvergoldung und dem Insel-Signet von Peter Behrens, Kopfrotschnitt. - Erste Ausgabe - Sark. 1974-1977 - Exlibris, ganz vereinzelt mit schwachen Bräunungen, Schnitt mit einem Anflug von Stockflecken, Hinterdeckel von Bd. 2 fleckig, Vorderdeckel von Bd. 1 mit einer Bereibung, insgesamt wohlerhaltene Exemplare, gedruckt auf handgeschöpftem Bütten mit dem Signet von Peter Behrens als Wasserzeichen

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        Bibliotheca Norvegica.

      Bind I-IV. Oslo, 1899-1924. (12),LXIII,(1),621,(1) + (8),XLIX,(1,2 blanka),300,(4),XLI,(1),301-566,(8),CXIV,(2 blanka),567-842,(4) s. & 1 blad med bokbindaranvisningar + (12),LXXXIV,595,(4),1-54,(2 blanka) + (8),CV,(1 blank),798,(2 blanka) s. Titelbladen tryckta i rött och svart. Sex mycket eleganta bruna halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind, guld- och svartlinjerade ryggar samt övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade (Hedberg, 1937). Flertalet av omslagen medbundna. Några helt obetydliga små repor. I marokängskodda och delvis fodrade klotkassetter. Med Gustaf Bernströms guldpressade pärmexlibris. Praktfull svit ur Sten Lundquists bibliotek.. Undertitlarna till de olika delarna lyder, I: "Norsk boglexikon 1643-1813. Beskrivende katalog over bøger trykte i Norge i tidsrummet fra bogtrykkerkunstens indførelse til adskillelsen fra Danmark", II: "Norge og nordmænd i udlandets literatur. Beskrivende katalog over bøger og tidsskriftartikler om norske forhold", III: "Norske forfattere før 1814. Beskrivende katalog over deres værker, tilligemed supplement til Bibliotheca Norvegica I: Bøger trykt i Norge før 1814", IV: "Norske forfattere efter 1814. Beskrivende katalog over deres i udlandet trykte værker. Første samling. Med supplementer til Bibliotheca Norvegica I-III". Sten Lundquist och Styrbjörn Öhman sålde delar av Gustaf Bernströms (1877-1966) bibliotek på sina bokauktioner

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        Eaglehawk and Crow A Study of the Australian Aborigines including an Inquiry into their Origin and a Survey of Australian Languages

      London: David Nutt. Melbourne: Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1899. First edition, with review slip laid in. With tables plus 5 pages of plates and a small folding map. xvi, 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Crimson cloth. First edition, with review slip laid in. With tables plus 5 pages of plates and a small folding map. xvi, 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Ashley Montagu's copy.

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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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        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. First edition. Cloth with gilt titles, stamped in blind, string tied. 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.. 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.

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        Seconda spedizione Bottego. L'Omo. Viaggio di esplorazione nell'Africa orientale narrato da L. Vannutelli e C. Citerni. Sotto gli auspici della Societa' geografica italiana. Con 142 incisioni 11 tavole e 9 carte

      U. Hoepli, Milano 1899 - In 8, pp. XVI + 650 con 11 tavv. f. t. 9 carte f. t. piu' volte rip. e 1 tab. f. t. e molte ill. n. t. M. pl. coeva con fr. al .d. Alcuni danni alle cerniere e lievi spellature ai tagli dei piatti. Classico delle memorie di spedizioni italiane in Africa, in questa spedizione partita il 3 luglio 1895 con lo scopo di risalire il corso dell'Omo ed esplorare la la regione fra l'Alto Giuba il lago Roberto e il Sobat, Bottego trovo' la morte. A Lugh fondo' una stazione commerciale, combatte' contro gli Arussi, visito' i Garra, i Boran, gli Amarr Bambala ecc. Scopri' anche il Lago Regina Margherita. Zavatti, Diz. esploratori, p. 41. ITA

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        Etude de chiens EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Crayon sur papier, 1899. Fine. Crayon sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème, 26,5 x 20,5 cm. - Original pencil drawing. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. Trace of center fold, a small central tear slightly affecting the drawing (3 cm), otherwise very good condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original au crayon. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'œuvre, et signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Trace de pliure centrale, une petite déchirure centrale affectant très légèrement le dessin (3 cm), sinon très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français.Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle.Ne laissant que quelques œuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques.En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses œuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc.

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        Tak govoril' zaratustra. Devjat' otrvkov'.vv perevod. C. P. Nani. Also sprach Zarathustra : neun Fragmente

      St: Peterburg, Stasjulevitch, 1899.. Gross_Oktav. IV, 103 Seiten, 3 nn. Blatt. Contemporary halflleather. The binding is used, the spine partly lacking. Auf dem inneren Rückendeckel eine Eintragung in Kugelschreiber und ein kleiner Stempel. Der Rücken weist eine Fehlstelle auf, die Gelenke sind gelockert und durchgehend leicht stockfleckig.. RARE RUSSIAN PARALLEL EDITION OF FRAGEMENTS OF ZARATHUSTRA. Darin die Kapitel: Pesn' noci = Das Nachtlied. Pochoronnaja pesnja = Das Grablied. O kafedrach dobrodeteli = Von den Lehrstühlen der Tugend. Proricatel' = Die Wahrsager. O trech prevra cenijach = Von den drei Verwandlungen. Ob ucenych = Von den Gelehrten. O puti sozidaju cago = Vom Wege der Schaffenden. O ctenii i pis'me = Vom Lesen und Schreiben. O trech zlach = Von den drei Bösen. Paralleltext deutsch und russisch. Im März 1885 hatte Nietzsche sich endgültig entschlossen, das zunächst als eine Art Vermächtnis gedachte Werk, das dann als eine Reihe von sechs Büchern mit dem Tod Zarathustras enden sollte, bereits mit dem vierten Buch abzuschliessen. "Nietzsche hielt 'Also sprach Zarathustra' für sein Meisterwerk, für sein Geschenk an die Menschheit, für seine größte persönliche Errungenschaft. Obschon die Schrift heute bloss einen Band umfasst, erschien sie zwischen 1883 und 1885 in vier einzelnen Büchern". - Schaberg, Nietzsches Werke, 123 f.

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        The Poems of William Shakespeare, According to the Text of the Original Copies, Including the Lyrics, Songs, and Snatches Found in His Dramas

      London: Edward Arnold (printed by Essex House Pres: London: Edward Arnold (printed by Essex House Press), 1899., 1899. Book measures 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Limited edition of 450 numbered copies. 253pp. Full-page woodcut of Venus and Adonis with additional woodcut initials throughout. Woodcut device on the colophon. Headings and margin titles in red. Bound in original limp vellum, yapp edges, cloth ties. Vellum very slightly dust marked, slightly sprung. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Interanally, 2 pages roughly opened on top marging,1 page torn with the tear just touching text. Pages in very good clean bright condition throughout. . Vellum. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Versailles, Et Les Deux Trianons

      Tours, France: Maison Alfred Mame Et Fils, 1899. Leather_bound. Fine. Tours, France: Maison Alfred Mame Et Fils, 1899. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Large folio. Versailles Et Les Deux Trianons. Texte par Philippe Gille, de L'Institut Dessins et relevés par Marcel Lambert architecte des domaines de Versailles et des trianons. IL a été tiré de cent ouvrage 150 exemplaires numérotés no 2. Limited to twenty-five copies which this is number 2, portrait frontispiece in three state, illustration colour and black and white of gardens, palace, architecture, maps and plans. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in three quarter navy blue morocco over cloth boards, gilt floral decorations to spine between raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. ( Text in French) . A handsome copy.

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        When the Sleeper Wakes. A Story of the Years to Come

      Harper and Brothers, London, 1899,, 1899. First Edition. 8vo., pps. (viii) +329. Publisher's red cloth, gilt titles to spine and upper board. Spine is age-toned, text block shaken in the case with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutter, boards are especially clean. A very good, solid copy. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls into a sleep from which he cannot be awoken. During his 200 years of slumber he becomes the Sleeper, the most powerful person in the world. The common people, increasingly oppressed, view the Sleeper as a liberator whose awakening will free them from misery. Geoffrey H. Wells [15]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [328]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

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        The Caroline Islands. Travel in the Sea of the Little Lands

      Naw Yok, Charles Scribner´s Sons, 1899. 4to. mayor, XIII - 412 pp. Con 43 láminas fotográficas, 3 planos y dos mapas plegados. Encuadernación original en tela estampada, fatigada. El autor fue vecino de Robert Louis Stevenson en Samoa entre 1890 y 1893 en que como alma itinerante partió hacia la Polinesia Oriental en busca de islas vírgenes. A su vuelta a Sidney se topó con Louis Becke quien le habló de una isla que llamaba Venecia cubierta enteramente por la jungla y situada «en el mar de las pequeñas islas». Es así como fue a parar en las Carolinas, sobre las que escribió éste primer libro, fascinado por su belleza y por el misterio de las ruinas monumentales de Lele Island.

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        Nauticus. Jahrbuch für Deutschlands Seeinteressen. 38 Originalbände aus dem Zeitraum 1899 (1.Jahrgg.) bis 1991 (39. u. letzter Jgg.). Zwei Ausgaben fehlen (1901 und 1902).

      Berlin Mittler. 1899-1991. Alles Erstausgaben. KEINE REPRINTS. Gr. 8° (21x14cm bis 1901, danach 23,5x15cm). Unregelmäßiges Erscheinen: 1914=16.Jgg., 1923=17.Jgg,, 1926=18.Jgg., 1928=19.Jgg., 1936=20.Jgg. etc. etc. Die hier vorliegende Sammlung ist fast komplett, zwischen dem 1. und dem letzten (39.) Jgg. fehlen lediglich die Ausgaben 1901 und 1902 ( = 2. + 3. Jgg.). +++ Alle Bände mit fester Bindung (außer 1899, 1900, 1980). +++ Beschreibung der frühen Bände: 1899: 439 S.,Orig. Pp.Bd. Ex-Bibliotheks-Ex. Ebd. vorne leicht fleckig, hinten deutlich fleckig und an Kanten m. kl. Fehlstellen. Seiten kaum gebräunt und fleckenlos. ++ 1899: Ex-Bibliotheksex., hübsch neu gebunden in HLn. m. marmor. Deckeln, Seiten hell und fleckenlos. ++ 1900: OHLn. Vorsatz stockfleckig, Ss. an Rändern leicht gebräunt, Rückdeckel an Rändern mit 2 kl. Fehlstellen, mit vielen Fotos und zwei gr. vergleichenden FALTKARTEN DES GEPLANTEN PANAMAKANALS UND DES NIE GEBAUTEN NICARAGUAKANALS. ++ 1903: OHLn., Vord.deckel oben gestaucht, u. an Rändern angeschmutzt, kl. N.a.V. und N.a.T., Titel leicht stockfl., Ss. sauber und hell. ++ 1904: innen u. außen s. gut erhalten, m. 4 gr. Faltkarten in Kladde (vgl. Photo #4). ++ 1905: HLwd nachgebunden; durchwegs sauber, mit farbg. Weltkarte der Übersee-(Telefon-)Kabel. ++++ Die Bände ab 1906: in OLwd., Kapitale teils leicht bestoßen, jeweils zw. 626 u. 683 S. jeweils meist mit gr. farbigen Weltkarten; 4 Bde. m. Bes.vermerk a.V., Zustand gut bis sehr gut bis wie neu. +++ SEHR SELTEN IN DIESER VOLLSTÄNDIGKEIT u. diesem Zustand. +++ Weitere Fotos und Infos gern von: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde. Hardcover Buch. Gut bis sehr gut

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        Lettres de Jean-Arthur Rimbaud - Egypte Arabie Ethiopie - EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1899. Fine. Mercure de France, Paris 1899, 12,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition become rare. Binding to open brown paper bradel with golden floral motifs in the style of 1900, as brown shagreen piece, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, Goy & modern binding signed Vilaine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale devenue rare. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier marron à motifs floraux dorés dans le gout de 1900, pièce de titre de chagrin brun, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure moderne signée Boichot. Introduction et notes par Paterne Berrichon et fac-similé d'une lettre de Ménélick à Rimbaud. Bel exemplaire très joliment établi.

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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work. 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. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. Here is a first edition, first printing set. This set is in very good overall condition, with aesthetic flaws more than compensated by tight original bindings and unusually clean contents. The contents retain all illustrations, maps, and plans, as well as the frontispieces, tissue guards, and original black endpapers. The contents remain bright. Spotting, endemic to this edition, is comparatively light, intermittent throughout. The sole previous ownership mark we find is an inked last name on the upper Volume I half-title which, judging from ink spreading and fading, is old and perhaps contemporary to original ownership. The great weight of the first edition text blocks quite often results in gutter breaks and loose bindings. In this set, both bindings remain beautifully tight and square. The bindings are both tight and clean, with a minimal amount of the usual scuffing and wear. The aesthetic flaw that comprises this otherwise near fine set is some mottled discoloration, possibly from brief and superficial moisture exposure, that affects the lower spine, rear hinge, and lower rear cover of Volume II. A hint of the same mottling shows on the very bottom of the Volume I spine. This mottling is purely superficial, with no blistering or warping of the binding cloth. A modest dimple to the Volume II upper spine is also noted. A quite respectable and well-preserved original and unrestored set withal, and a set that gives every impression from matching condition and appearance to being a lifelong mated pair. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        War is Kind

      New York, New York.: Frederick A. Stokes , 1899 Crane's second collection of 37 verses, many published previously in periodicals from 1894 on. Grey illustrated boards, printed on heavy grey paper. Spine is lightly browned, wear to head of spine and tips. Binding is intact but split at page 57. Half inch stain on back cover board with some age toning. With six full page illustrations and numerous vignettes.Will Bradley, who was responsible for the book's manufacture, wrote to the publishers: "The book represents my best work up till now as a designer and printer. I have become greatly interested in it and want to make it my masterpiece." One of the most beautiful books of the Art Nouveau movement in America.

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        Romantische Lieder. The first edition of his first book in an excellent condition!

      Dresden und Leipzig, E. Pierson, 1899.. 2 Blatt, 44 Seiten / pp Blue half cloth binding.. The outmost scarce half cloth binding in a brilliant condition. According to Volker Michels were four different bindings published (not only three as mostly mentioned), two kind of brochures and two kind of bound versions, one cloth binding and this half cloth one, the last variant. Pierson tried to sell the title in several versions, but he was not lucky with the sales. Hesse was asked himself in the 50ies several times by collectors for copies, but he had himself none left. With an interesting provenance, "Kurt Schneider, März 11" written on the flying frontpaper in ink. Schneider was a psychiatrist, who studied in Tuebingen and worked later in Heidelberg. Schneider (1887-1967) known largely for his writing on the diagnosis and understanding of schizophrenia, as well as personality disorders then known as psychopathic personalities. He published the book With an interesting provenance, "Kurt Schneider, März 11" written on the flying frontpaper in ink. Schneider was a psychatrist, who studied in Tuebingen and worked later in Heidelberg, together with Jaspers. Schneider(1887-1967) known largely for his writing on the diagnosis and understanding of schizophrenia, as well as personality disorders then known as psychopathic personalities. He published the book "Klinische Psychopathologie", which is now edited in its 15th edition ! Schneider was also in private contact with Hesse, several letters are archived in the National library in Bern / CH. , which is now edited in its 120th edition ! Schneider was also in private contact with Hesse, several letters are archived in the National library in Bern / CH. Erste Ausgabe von Hermann Hesses äußerst seltenem Erstlingswerk, in nur 600 Exemplaren im Jahre 1898 erschienen, von denen nur 54 Exemplare bis zum Jahre 1900 verkauft wurden. "Die romantischen Lieder" schrieb Hesse während seiner Lehrzeit als Buchhändler bei J. J. Heckenhauer in Tübingen. Gedruckt werden konnte das Buch erst, nachdem der angehende Sortimentsgehilfe Hermann Hesse sich mit 175 Mark an den Kosten beteiligte. "Wie wichtig schien mir im Herbst 1899 dieses kleine Büchlein, als ich das erste Exemplar meines ersten Buches in der Hand hielt! Ich bin dem treu geblieben, was ich damals begonnen habe, aber es war ein mühsamer Weg, und die Mühe hat sich nicht gelohnt. Aber dennoch: das Beste, was das Leben geben kann ..." (Hesse an Alice Leuthold, 4. 7. 1930).

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        Pictures of Early New York on Dark Blue Stafford Shire Pottery Together with pictures of Boston and New England, Philadelphia, the South and West

      New York: Dodd, Mead. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1899. First Edition. Cloth. Beige buckram, upper board ruled in gilt with a gilt-ruled ivory square with a (well, yes, um, blue) color image inset onto the board, titles in gilt on spine, in the publisher's matching-fabric cloth dust-wrapper; pp. xxvi, [329], [1] (colophon), frontispiece, dozens of plates and in-text illustrations throughout. A gorgeous copy, pristine, in the equally fine (and uncommon) dust jacket .

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        Duel : Étude 2 EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Fusain sur papier, 1899. Fine. Fusain sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème, 25 x 16,25 cm. - Original charcoal drawing. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. Very nice condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, ... etc. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original au fusain. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'œuvre, et signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français.Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle.Ne laissant que quelques œuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques.En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses œuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc...

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        The Book of Golf and Golfers

      Longmans, Green & Co., London 1899 - Item Description: Longmans, Green, 1899, xvii + 316 pages, illustrated with 71 Portraits, Frontispiece (tissue guard), top page edges gilt, gilt vignette, spine letters gilt. With contributions by Miss Amy Pascoe, H.H. Hilton, J.H. Taylor, H.J. Whigham and Messrs. Sutton & Sons. Horace Gordon Hutchinson (1859-1932) was reared near Westward Ho! where his father was a founding member at the Royal North Devon Golf Club. Curiously enough, a young J. H. Taylor was bookblack to the Hutchuinson family while there. A fine and prolific writer on the game, Hutchinson could play with equal aplomb, winning the British Amateur Championship in 1886 and 1887. The Book of Golf and Golfers is a compendium containing history on the ancient game, instruction by various hands, a complete chapter on clubs and balls, another chapter on making the wooden-shafted club by five-time Open Champion J. H. Taylor, a chapter on Ladies Golf, one on Methods of Play by Hutchinson and perhaps most importantly, a chapter by Sutton on the LAYING OUT ANDUP-KEEP OF GREENS. Pre-1900 knowledge on greenkeeping was scarce and difficult to obtain, while information on golf course architecture was almost non-existent. This particular copy has an interesting provenance apparently being a publisher's pre-release copy WITH TIPPED IN SLIP offering to "supply it to the trade on terms which will not allow of discount." Furthermore, this copy was previously the property of legendary golf book collector from South Bend, Indiana, Col. Otto Probst, his signature and gift inscription to a friend are dated 1953 below the publisher's printed slip. Being a heavy and oft read book, it is uncommon to discover one in near fine condition with clean bright covers (slight bump lower corner only) showing no edge wear, no internal hinge splitting to the original black endpapers, with only light tanning to preliminary pages, A very clean copy of a most desireable golf book and a unique collectible in its own right. [D&M, 3110] Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Agrarfrage. Eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.

      Dietz, Stuttgart, 1899 - Stuttgart, Dietz 1899. 23,5 : 16 cm. VIII, 451 pages, 2 leaves Original cloth. First edition. Dedicated to his 'dear friend Hugo in old friendship' Berlin 3/1/(18)99 K. Kautsky. In publishers blue cloth covered boards. - The present work 'Die Agrarfrage' is an analysis of the influence of capitalism on agriculture. Karl Kautsky born 1854 in Prague and died 1938 in Amsterdam was an important economist, historien and publisher of the German social democracy. He studied in Vienna and joined the social democratic party. His friedship with Marx and Engels influenced his development. - Edges a bit rubbed otherwise a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eden versus Whistler The Baronet and the Butterfly

      Paris: Louis-Henry May,, [1899]. A Valentine with a Verdict. Octavo. Original mustard-yellow cloth spine, drab yellowish paper boards, spine lettered in black, front cover lettered in gilt, Whistler's butterfly monogram in gilt on spine and front cover, untrimmed. Decorations by Whistler in the text. Spine toned, a little wear to corners, some marks to covers, offsetting to recto of limitation leaf and verso of imprint at end, but a very good, clean, copy of a rather fragile book. First and limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Whistler with his butterfly monogram. "Early in 1894 Whistler painted a small portrait of Lady Eden (Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow), and her husband, Sir William Eden, sent £100 for it, which Whistler banked. Whistler exhibited the picture in Paris but refused to deliver it, and Eden instituted legal proceedings; whereupon Whistler returned the money but scraped out the figure, substituting that of an American sitter in its place, so that if he lost the case the portrait could not be recovered. At the civil tribune in March 1895 Whistler was ordered to hand over the portrait and pay damages; but after two appeals, in 1897 and 1900, Whistler was finally granted the picture and Eden was ordered to pay expenses. In Eden versus Whistler: the Baronet and the Butterfly (1899) Whistler published his account of the case, which entered French law by establishing that artists do not enter into ordinary commercial contracts of sale with their patrons" (ODNB).

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        Poésies EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Genève: Kundig, 1899. Fine. Kundig, Genève s.d. (1899), 17,5x28,5cm, relié. - First Edition, one of 10 numbered on Holland paper leading copy. Bound in half morocco Russian burgundy corners, flat spine decorated with two double gold boxes richly embellished with decorative golden date tail, gilt frames on flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets marginally past and spine preserved, bookplate pasted on a guard, elegant binding pastiche signed Semet & Plumelle. Frontispiece, a portrait of the author. Very nice and rare copy with all margins and perfectly prepared. Source: Fund for French-speaking Swiss Natural Albert poets that formed from the twenties. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 ex numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin de Russie bordeaux à coins, dos lisse orné de deux doubles caissons dorés richement agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, date en queue, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures marginalement passées et dos conservés, ex-libris encollé sur une garde, élégante reliure pastiche signée de Semet & Plumelle. En frontispice, un portrait de l'auteur. Très bel et rare exemplaire à toutes marges et parfaitement établi. Provenance : fonds des poètes suisse romands d'Albert Natural qu'il constitua à partir des années vingt.

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        Histoires naturelles.

      Paris: Floury, 1899 - Small folio (310 x 220 mm). Art binding signed by P. L. Martin, dated 1973, of olive green calf, author's name on the upper cover and artist's name on the lower cover, title in relief frame, chemise and slipcase. Front wrapper and 22 lithographs hors texte by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Limited edition, number 84 of 100 numbered copies. Lautrec began his preliminary sketches in 1896, at the Jardin d'Acclimatation, but the lithographs were only executed in 1898. Publication was delayed by the author, displeased with the illustrations which did not illustrate the text in every instance. Though today it is seen as one of the most celebrated and sought-after of all livres d'artiste, the book was received poorly when it was issued and did not sell out until 1917. Artist & the Book, 304.

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        Costumi sardi

      Lit. Giusti 1899 Serie completa di 13 tavole in litografia a colori cm. 33,5 x 49 opera di Puccioni (6) e di Guerrini (7) colorate dal vero dal Martelli. Stampate in gran parte su carta pesante (10) mentre 3 sono pubblicate su carta decisamente piu' sottile. Sono raffigurati i seguenti costumi: Carrettiere cagliaritano; Signora di Aritzo e Belvi costume festivo e giornaliero; Pescatore cagliaritano; Costume di Bono (2 fori marginali riparati); Costumi di Nuoro, giornaliero, costume da ragazza, da fatica; Costumi di Nuoro, festivo di sposa (3 fori marginali riparati); Costume di Mamoiada; Rigattiere cagliaritano; Donne di Bitti, costume antico; Costume attuale di Bitti (spelature marginali); Costumi di Orune (6 fori marginali riparati); Il latitante Salis Giovanni Cobeddu nato a Oliena il 16 aprile 1844 ucciso nella regione Riu Monte (territorio di Orgosolo) ... (spellature diffuse che interessano anche l'immagine senza comprometterne la godibilita'); Costume festivo e da lavoro di Orgosolo. Insieme raro e particolarmente significativo per quanto riguarda l'antropologia sarda, pubblicato in cartella (che qui manca) negli stessi anni di altre opere analoghe come quella di Enrico Costa. ITA

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        LILIES OF JAPAN.

      ( Yokohama Nursery Co.): Nos. 21-35, Nakamura, Yokohama. Japan, October, 1899. Nos. 21-35, Nakamura, Yokohama. Japan ( Yokohama Nursery Co.) October, 1899. The Yokohama Nursery Company was one of the largest suppliers of Japanese lilies and other Japanese plants and bulbs to the Western nursery trade.This early catalogue from the company is a handsome survival. " The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates..." (ARNOLDIA 64/23, Del Tredici. " From Temple To Terrace" p. 4). The catalogue here contains 36 full page plates of individual lilies: Section I.: Cardiocrinum; Section II: Eulirion; Section III: Archelirion; Section IV: Isolirion; Section V: Martagonli. Each is a beautifully printed color lithograph with the individual flower taking up the full page and identifying botanical name and number printed at the bottom. Some are printed on a green-gray background color and others against an off-white one. 4to (26.5 x 19 cm); blank leaf+ title + 20 leaves with table of contents + 36 plates. (plate xviii bound out of numerical order at the end). Original paper covers stabbled and tied with gold accented chromolithgraph of title lettering and flowers on the upper cover; minor nicks to paper cover edges; all else in very good condition.

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        Wissenschaftliche Luftfahrten. Erster Band: Geschichte und Beobachtungsmaterial. Mit einem farbigen Vollbilde, 19 eingedruckten Abbildungen und 59 Karten. / Zweiter Band: Beschreibung und Ergebnisse der einzelnen Fahrten. Mit fünf farbigen Vollbildern, 310 eingedruckten Abbildungen und zwei Tafeln. Dritter Band: Zusammenfassungen und Hauptergebnisse. Mit zwanzig eingedruckten Abbildungen und zwei Tafeln.

      Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn,, Braunschweig, 1899 - EA. 3 Bde. Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1899. 4°. ca. 1400 Ss. gesamt, Tafeln tls. gefaltet. O-Halbleinen m. Rückengoldpr. Exlibris. Einbandrücken oben und unten berieben. Bd. 1: Bindung i. vord. Gelenk etwas angelockert. Tafel 41 u. 42 lose einliegend. Band 2: Einbanddeckel m. leichtem Abrieb. Bibliothektsstempel. Alle 3 Bände insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Versandkosten (Übergewicht, wertgesichert!) € 15,00. Die farbigen Bilder zeigen bemannte Ballons. Ausführlicher historischer Überblick, umfangreiche Darstellungen, Fahrtberichte u. Beobachtungsergebnisse über Lufttemperatur, Wasserdampf, Wolkenbildung, Winde, Sonnenstrahlen, Luftelektrizität. Brockett 949, Liebmann 1515. O-Halbleinen m. Rückengoldpr. Exlibris. Einbandrücken oben und unten berieben. Bd. 1: Bindung i. vord. Gelenk etwas angelockert. Tafel 41 u. 42 lose einliegend. Band 2: Einbanddeckel m. leichtem Abrieb. Bibliothektsstempel. Alle 3 Bände insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Versandkosten (Übergewicht, wertgesichert!) € 15,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Floral Fantasy In An Old English Garden, set forth in verses and coloured design by Walter Crane

      Harper & Brothers, London 1899 - Color-blocked cloth boards, green top-stain, color-illustrated endpapers, in the publisher's printed pale-green dust-wrapper; pp. [4] (half-title and two-page title page), 5-46 (plates), [2] (colophon); "Gutta percha" binding has failed, as usual, with all the french-fold sheets loose, but collates complete. Boards soiled, foxed, and rubbed, spine tips darkened; jacket with light chipping at the spine tips and corners, several closed tears, but attractive still, and scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work. 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. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. Here is a first edition, first printing set. This set is in very good overall condition, with aesthetic flaws more than compensated by tight original bindings and unusually clean contents. The contents retain all illustrations, maps, and plans, as well as the frontispieces, tissue guards, and original black endpapers. The contents remain bright. Spotting, endemic to this edition, is comparatively light, intermittent throughout. The sole previous ownership mark we find is an inked last name on the upper Volume I half-title which, judging from ink spreading and fading, is old and perhaps contemporary to original ownership. The great weight of the first edition text blocks quite often results in gutter breaks and loose bindings. In this set, both bindings remain beautifully tight and square. The bindings are both tight and clean, with a minimal amount of the usual scuffing and wear. The aesthetic flaw that comprises this otherwise near fine set is some mottled discoloration, possibly from brief and superficial moisture exposure, that affects the lower spine, rear hinge, and lower rear cover of Volume II. A hint of the same mottling shows on the very bottom of the Volume I spine. This mottling is purely superficial, with no blistering or warping of the binding cloth. A modest dimple to the Volume II upper spine is also noted. A quite respectable and well-preserved original and unrestored set withal, and a set that gives every impression from matching condition and appearance to being a lifelong mated pair. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        Midshipman's Journal Books on board HMSs Terrible, Niobe, and Hogue - Boer War and Boxer Rebellion

      At Sea: , September 1899- December 1902. 2 volumes quarto (309 × 200 mm). Black pebble-grained morocco by Swiss & Co. of Devonport, gilt pallet foot of the front boards, titled in gilt on the front boards within a single fillet panel, similar panel to the rear boards, spines divided by single rules, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers, linen hinges. Around 100 pages of daily entries in each volume; 18 manuscript maps and charts, including a track chart from Durban to Hong Kong, and another from Hong Kong to Taku, and Taku to Chifu, detailed plan with soundings of Hong Kong Harbour, another of Tai Tam Bay; a watercolour of "Colenso as seen from Chieveley Camp", and two pen and ink coastal-profiles; 13 technical drawings, including a plan of the "4.7 Gun Mounting. Made to Captain. P. Scott's Design and used in S. Africa", diagram of a carbon arc searchlight, and coloured sketches of different shell types for a 6-inch gun; attractive pen and ink illustrated title page to the second volume; two copies of a 10-page typescript detailing Hallwright's services in the Relief of Ladysmith, titled "Experiences of W.W. Hallwright Midn. R.N. when he landed at Durban from H.M.S. 'Terrible' on Active Service", one loosely inserted in the first volume, the other bound in to the second. A little rubbed, some wear at the extremities, chafing at spine ends and corners, light browning to the text leaves, but overall very good indeed. Wonderfully maintained pair of journal books kept by Midshipman W.W. Hallwright (1883-1917) during his services in South Africa, China, escort duty to the Royal Yacht, and with the Channel Squadron. Often described as log-books, these were in fact part of a young middie's training regime, getting to grips with the process of log-keeping. As such they are perhaps not as revealing, at "command" level, of the actions of the ship as true logs, but are often neat, scrupulously filled, and feature attractive and informative diagrams, drawings, and charts, as is certainly true in this case. The 14,200-ton protected cruisers HMS Terrible and her sister ship Powerful were launched on Clydebank in 1895. Late in 1899 Terrible was ordered to China via Suez, but as the situation in South Africa worsened she was redirected to the Cape. Once there her men played a key rôle in the relief of the siege at Ladysmith, with both her marines and seamen being landed to assist with the campaign. Terrible's guns were dismounted and set on carriages designed by her captain Percy Moreton Scott, a gunnery expert, which meant that they could be manoeuvred by their team when the terrain offered no alternative. Scott was made CB for his services at this time, and the famous British annual inter-services field gun race was established to commemorate the efforts of these Blue Jackets. Hallwright's typescript narrative of his services offers a graphic account of the hard work, tedium and wretchedness of life at the front; "We marched out with the 4.7-inch several times from here and we took it a long walk to Umgain on the sea shore, where we fired it then took it back. On these occasions we had a very inspiriting band consisting of one of the men playing on a mouth-organ. This was the longest distance we ever dragged the gun … [At Frere] we had a fairly good first part of our stay as we lived with the Scotch [sic.] Fusiliers until they left for Springfield. They were very good fellow. I am sorry that they lost so heavily at Pieters Hill. I knew all that were killed and wounded … we trekked across some fairly rough country to Hlangwani … directly our waggons got in range of the Boer Guns we had two or three shells over us … this was the first time the gun's crew had been under fire … next day went about half a mile further west where we made sand bag forts for our guns and commenced firing at the enemy who were sniping from the the other side of the river pretty heavily … we had a fairly warm time as there were several of the enemy's guns which quickly started firing at us … most of the shells burst in the donga behind us … while one burst about 10 yards in our rear, wounding Captain Jones, Coxwain very badly - he afterwards died … Two days later I went up to Ladysmith and had a good look round when I got there … The people for the most part looked wretched and the place absolutely stank … We left for China a week afterwards". Terrible left South Africa in March 1900, proceeding to China via Mauritius, Ceylon, and Singapore, reaching Hong Kong on May 3. On the China Station Terrible played her part in the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion. She departed for Taku on June 16, calling at Chefu and Wei Hai Wei. Once again the men and guns of the ship were disembarked for land service, joining the international forces ranged against the anti-imperialist insurgents at Peking and Tientsin. This time Hallwright remained on board, his journal recording the landing of the ship's company of Marines and other parties, the transfer of ammunition, receipt of the wounded, and the international naval traffic in the harbour - the French cruiser Descartes, the Russian battleship Navarin, Japanese cruiser Satsuma, the American transport Iris J. - and going to the assistance of the newly-commissioned Japanese destroyer the Nigi, which ran aground on the Shantung Peninsula and was totally wrecked. The absence of significant action in Hallwright's textual account is more than compensated for by the presence of his splendid charts of the region. Terrible remained on the China Station until 1904, but Hallwright left early in September 1900, shipping out on the troopship S.S. Jelunga from Wei Hai Wei, and on his return in November joined the Diadem-class cruiser HMS Niobe at Devonport. In March 1901 Niobe accompanied HMS Ophir, which had been commissioned as Royal Yacht for the world tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall - later King George V and Queen Mary - to Gibraltar, and later in the year she was called upon again to escort Ophir, this time to Canada with visits to Quebec and Halifax. For the rest of the period covered by these journals Hallwright remained with Niobe on the Channel Squadron, until November 1902 when joined the Hogue, a just completed Cressy-class armoured cruiser, a fact noted on the binding of the second volume but not in the text. During the First World War Hallwright served with distinction commanding HMS Laburnum, an Acacia-class sweeping sloop off Ireland; and subsequently HMS Heather, or Q16, one of the "Mystery Ships" used to lure U-Boats on which he died in 1917 when a shell-splinter penetrated the deck and struck him on the head. Handsomely presented sequence of journals, with excellent content relating to active service on two continents.

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        Nos Actrices

      Paris: Edition de la Revue Blanche, 1899. First Limited Edition. Wraps. Glassine DJ over outer folio. . Fine. No. 28 of 44 copies printed on Japon Imperial. Large folio. 45 by 36 cm. One page preface followed by 18 pochoir plates of the leading actresses of the Fin-de-Siecle Parisian stage, with two plates of Sarah Bernhardt. Other actresses include Lucienne Breval, Marthe Brandes, Marie-Louise Marsy, Lara, Yahne, Rejane, Megard, Marcelle Lender, Lavalliere, Lucie Gerard, Cassive, Marthe Mellot, Simon Girard, Mariette Sully, Cecile Sorel and Jeanne Granier. The actresses are in costume, and Cappiello's approach is both highly stylized, yet also light and frothy, caricature perfectly befitting the frivolity of the period. Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) is best known for his revolutionary poster designs. He got his professional start, though, as a caricaturist for publications such as "Le Rire", "L'Assiette au Beurre", and "Le Cri de Paris", and theater caricature was a major sideline of his. The caricatures in this set embody many of the qualities of his later posters -- their simplicity, their fillip of drama, etc. Condition: slight creasing in the lower corner. The plates have essentially detached from the spine, as is typical, and slight chipping to the lower extremity of the spine. A touch of soiling on the glassine. Overall, very clean, and still about as lovely a copy as one is bound to see.

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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".

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        Lady Jackson's Works (14 Volume complete set)

      John C. Nimo. Hardcover. Complete set in good condition with three exceptions being Volume I, VIII & IX which all have soiling to boards, volume one has minor soiling to back cover that extents across the boards with small dents and scuffing to edges, Volume eight has a small patch of soiling to front and Volume nine has small soiling patch to back with remaining copies having general wear including bumped corners and spine ends and light blemishing to blue cloth. Content clean with a few copies having a small water mark at the bottom of pages that does not affect reading quality with the rest of the books having bright pages with minimal toning to pages and rough cut edges. Solidly bound with no inscriptions. . Good. 1899.

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        Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada: 2 Volumes. Cordova Edition

      G. P. Putnam & Sons 1899 - Cordova Edition, this is copy 2 of only 50 copies. 2 Volumes. Publisher's faun calf, decorated in gilt, gilt labels, Plates. Pictorial margin embellishments. Both books in good condition with some scratches and scrapes to leather covers and spine. Some light soiling to cover of Volume 1 (see image). Interior pages in very good condition with bright and clean pages, no marks or writings, bindings sound. More images upon request. Please see our feedback! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CALLIE CANALI IN VENICE AND IN THE ISLANDS OF THE LAGOONS

      1899. ONGANIA, Ferd. CALLIE CANALI IN VENICE AND IN THE ISLANDS OF THE LAGOONS. English Edition by F. Home-Rosenberg. Published in Venice in 1899. Small 4to., burgundy quarter-calf leather & marbled boards, marbled endpapers. First Edition in the English language and uncommon thus. Contains 12 pages of text in English with 50 full-page photogravure plates of Venice. Very Good (covers rubbed with small cracks spine (little foxing to a few pages but a 50 plates are all present and nice & clean). Rare in the English Language Edition. $1,500.00.

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        The Importance of Being Earnest

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co,, 1899. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan. Square octavo. Original pale purple cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt floral motifs from designs by Charles Shannon on spine and covers, untrimmed. Attractive contemporary bookplate of Isadore Bailey Osborne (1859-1925). Spine lightly sunned, small area of fading at head of both covers, corners lightly bumped, head and tail of spine creased but still a very good copy. First and limited edition, one of 1,000 numbered copies. The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde's last play, opened to great acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play was not published in book form until February 1899, after Wilde's release from prison. Richard Ellmann comments that Smithers's handsome editions of Earnest and An Ideal Husband "brought Wilde a little money".

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        Die Agrarfrage. Eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.

      Stuttgart, Dietz 1899.. 23,5 : 16 cm. VIII, 451 pages, 2 leaves Original cloth.. First edition. Dedicated to his 'dear friend Hugo in old friendship' Berlin 3/1/(18)99 K. Kautsky. In publishers blue cloth covered boards. - The present work 'Die Agrarfrage' is an analysis of the influence of capitalism on agriculture. Karl Kautsky born 1854 in Prague and died 1938 in Amsterdam was an important economist, historien and publisher of the German social democracy. He studied in Vienna and joined the social democratic party. His friedship with Marx and Engels influenced his development. - Edges a bit rubbed otherwise a fine copy.

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        Les stances EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions de La plume, 1899. Fine. Editions de La plume, Paris 1899, 27x36cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Original, one of 100 numbered copies on China Edition, leading copy. Autograph signed by the author Karl Boès. Book illustrated with a portrait of the author by Antonio de la Gandara. Few minor foxing. Our copy is presented in shirt with back red morocco date tail, flat marbled paper, lined morocco case of the same boards and marbled paper. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de Jean Moréas à Karl Boès. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur par Antonio de la Gandara. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise avec dos de maroquin rouge, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, étui bordé du même maroquin et plats de papier marbré.

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        Heraldischer Atlas. Eine Sammlung von heraldischen Musterblättern für Künstler, Gewerbetreibende sowie für Freunde der Wappenkunde zusammengestellt und erläutert von H.G.Ströhl. 76 Tafeln in Bunt- und Schwarzdruck nebst zahlreichen Text-Illustrationen * Original-Ausgabe von 1899 in G A N Z L E D E R - H a n d e i n b a n d

      Stuttgart, Verlag von Julius Hoffmann, 1899.. . Vollständige Ausgabe in prächtigem Handeinband der Zeit: gebunden in braunes geglättetes Ganzleder im Format 26 x 35 cm) mit 5 erhabenen Zierbünden, Schließen aus Ledergeflecht sowie Ganzarbschnitt. 8 Seiten ohne Zählung, 23 Seiten Einführung "Elemente der Heraldik" mit vielen Abbildungen, 72 Tafeln mit jeweils einem Textblatt, 4 Tafeln mit 2 Textblättern, die farbigen Tafeln in Chromolithographie (Kunstanstalt von A.Gatternicht). - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort - Elemente der Heraldik - Herolde des XIV.-XVII. Jahrhunderts - Herolde aus dem XVIII.-XIX. Jahrhundert - Ritter zu Pferde nach alten Abbildungen - Turnier-Ritter - Schildformen und Schildbürger (lebende Figuren) - Heraldische Farbenskala und Heraldisches Pelzwerk - Kreuze und gemeine, leblose Figuren, nebst gotischen Renaissance-Damaszierungen - Der Löwe - Der Adler - Phantastische Tierfiguren und Ungeheuer -Der Helm - Menschliche Gestalten als Schildhalter (Alte Meister) -Wilde Männer und Frauen als Schildhalter - Tiere als Schildhalter - Kronen der Regentenhäuser - Rangkronen - Proben von Beizeichen und Badges - Proben von Wappenzeichnungen (1244-XVIII. Jahrhundert) - Kirchliche Heraldik- Kirchliche Wappen - Proben von Territorial-Wappen (Staats- und Provinzwappen) - Proben von Städte-Wappen - Proben von Gesellschafts-Wappen -Proben von ungarischen und polnischen Wappen - Proben französischer Heraldik (XV. bis XIX. Jahrhundert) - Proben heraldischer Skulpturen in Italien - Proben italienischer Heraldik aus dem XV.Jahrhundert, nebst einem portugiesischen Wappen aus dem XVI.Jahrhundert - Proben alt-englische Heraldik (XV. und XVI. Jahrhundert) - Proben moderner englischer Heraldik - Reitersiegel des XIII. bis XV. Jahrhunderts - Reitersiegel des XV.Jahrhunderts - Proben von Wappensiegeln und Portraitsiegeln mit Wappen - Siegelgravuren moderner Meister - Grabplatten mit heraldischer Zier (XV. Jahrhundert) - Totenschilder und Grabplatten - Wappen in Holzschnitzerei - Heraldik im Kunstgewerbe - Heraldische Stickereien (XVI und XVII. Jahrhundert) - Proben schweizerischer Wappenscheiben - 2 Entwürfe für Wappenmalereien auf Porzellan - Proben von Verbindungs-Wappen - Probe eines Stammbaumes (Freiherren von Ströhl) - Ahnenprobe (Probe auf 16 Ahnen des kgl. bayr. Generallieutenants Alois Freiherrn von Ströhl) - Wappenregister, Figurenregister - Zusätze und Berichtigungen. - Aus dem Vorwort: " . . . ermutigte den Verleger und Autor zur Herausgabe eines groß angelegten "Heraldischen Atlasses", der nicht allein die Elemente der Heraldik in kurzgefasste Einleitung erläutern, sondern auch an der Hand genauer Copien nach Darstellungen aus verschiedenen Jahrhunderten die historische Entwicklung der altehrwürdigen Heroldskunst und durch einige Proben aus verschiedener Herren Länder ihre nationale Ausgestaltung vor Augen führen sollte. Eine Anzahl von Tafeln wurde für Beispiele aus den verschiedenen Gebieten des Kunstgewerbes, der praktischen Verwertung der Wappen reserviert. Hoffentlich ist das vorgestellte Ziel, trotz der vielen Schwierigkeiten, die sich der Arbeit in den Weg stellten, bei einigermaßen bescheidenen Ansprüchen des Lesers, als erreicht zu bezeichnen. Der Heraldische Atlas ist bloß eine Sammlung von Bildern, zusammengestellt und geordnet von einem alten heraldischen Praktikus, und nicht das Werk eines Forschers und Gelehrten; von diesem Standpunkt aus möge er auch seine Beurteilung finden . . . Bei der Herstellung der Tafeln des Atlasses wurde das Hauptaugenmerk auf eine farbige Reproduktionsweise gelegt, weil ja die Farbe das Lebenselement der Wappenkunst bildet und ein Wappen ohne Farbe gar nicht denkbar ist. Was den Text anbelangt, so suchte der Herausgeber diesen so kurz als möglich zu fassen, sich aber doch dabei immer vor Augen haltend, dass dieses Werk in erster Linie für ein Laienpublikum berechnet ist, das darin Aufschluss und Belehrung finden soll. Der Text zu jeder Tafel bildet ein selbständiges Ganzes, das auch ohne den einleitenden Aufsatz über die Elemente der Heraldik verständlich sein dürfte." - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Erstausgabe, EA, 1.Auflage in guter Erhaltung (handschriftliche Widmung auf Schmutztitel; die eine Lederflechtschließe gerissen, sonst tadellos), in schwerem, eindrucksvollem Ledereinband; weitere Abbildungen siehe Nr.19589!

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        Rue [Presentation Copy with Two-Page Holograph Poem, Text Amendments]

      London: At the Sign of the Unicorn, 1899. First edition. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettering on cover and spine. PRESENTATION COPY WITH TWO-PAGE HOLOGRAPH POEM BY LAURENCE HOUSMAN. Presented to Alfred W. Pollard, famed Shakespeare scholar, bibliographer and editor n front free fly: "To A. W. Pollard from the Author." Holograph poem in Housman's hand on pp. 70-71 (i.e. blanks), five stanzas of quatrains, "Dear love, when great Love bade us part...". With multiple amendments, corrections and notations in the text (including crossing out lines and replacing with new lines) by Housman. Simon Nowell-Smith's Copy. Are and important Housman annotated association copy. Near fine.

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        Moeurs institutions et cérémonies des peuples de l'Inde EDITION ORIGINALE

      Pondichéry: Imp. de la Mission catholique, 1899. Fine. Imp. de la Mission catholique, Pondichéry 1899, 13x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - New edition in the partly original because enriched with a preface and notes. Bound in half morocco hazelnut, back with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards retained coverage. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition en partie originale car enrichie d'une préface et de notes. Reliure en demi maroquin noisette, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture conservés. Agréable exemplaire.

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        THE CHISWICK SHAKESPEARE (WORKS OF) in 37 Volumes

      London: George Bell & Sons. Very Good. 1899. Full Leather. 16mo (10 x 15cm) The Chiswick Shakespeare, a very attractive and comparatively scarce edition published between 1899 &1902, with illustrations by Byam shaw and edited with notes by John Dennis. 37 volumes (of 39? - see below for details).The text "Printed from the Cambridge Text (Globe Edition) by the kind permission of Messrs. Macmillan and Co." Bound in the publisher's blue full, limp-leather with spines attractively decorated in gilt in an Arts and Crafts/Art Nouveau style, vignette of the "The Chiswick Shakespeare" blocked in gilt to the front boards. Each book with a decorated title page printed in red and black, and b/w frontispiece plate with further b/w plates; original patterned end papers to each volume in either bright yellow, sage green or buff-green. Top edges gilt. Generally in very good condition with a few volumes good only. The bindings are all strong, no cracked joints, a few minor and inconspicuous repairs to several, most vols. faded on the spines to a buff colour, and the gilt dulled to some, a few volumes chipped to the spines, but all now stabilisied. Macbeth, Hamlet & As You Like It with some water damage which has rippled the boards and pages, and lighty stained the end papers, but all remain strong and fully serviceable. Contents clean and tight, no obvious inscriptions, all hinges good and strong, ribbon marks generally worn at ends. A Good to very good set of this particularly attractive edition. titles as follows: - Hamlet; Coriolanus; All's Well That Ends Well; King Richard II; Much Ado About Nothing; Love's Labour Lost; King Henry V; Cymbeline; Twelfth Night; As You Like It; Romeo and Juliet; The Tempest; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Pericles; The Merry Wives of Windsor; King Henry VI, Parts I, II & III; Titus Andronicus; King Richard III; Troilus and Cressida; King Henry IV Parts I & II; The Comedy of Errors; King Lear; Timon of Athens; The Taming of the Shrew; Antony & Cleopatra; Measure for Measure; Julius Caesar; The Merchant of Venice; Othello; The Winter's Tale; Macbeth; King Henry VIII; Poems; and The Sonnets. The two missing volumes are King John and A Midsummer Night's Dream. [A note on pricing: - at the time of listing other booksellers were asking around £40 per volume for the same edition, for books in similar condition; whereas this set works out at a little of £13/vol. - and less on our own website!] .

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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work. 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. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. Here is a first edition, first printing set. This set is considerably worn, but complete in the original bindings. The contents retain all of the extensive illustrations, maps, and plans, as well as the frontispieces, tissue guards, and original black endpapers. We find no previous ownership marks. The contents show intermittent spotting throughout, endemic to this edition. The original illustrated cloth bindings show considerable wear. There is overall scuffing, dulling, and wear. Both bindings are tender, Volume I exceptionally so, with the cloth rear hinge split for 6.5 inches of its 9.25 inch length. Gutter breaks are well underway in both volumes, but the mulls nonetheless remain intact, with only a Volume I rear blank endsheet actually separated from the text block. This set will serve well as either a comparatively low-priced original and unrestored first printing, or as a prime candidate for a fine rebinding. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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