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        Rajah Brooke: The Englishman as Ruler of an Eastern State

      T. Fisher Unwin, London, UK 1899 - A sympathetic account of Rajah James Brooke's rule by is private secretary. St John worked with Brooke for nearly ten years before becoming British Consul General in Brunei and moving on to a diplomatic career in Latin America. This book was written in retirement and so covers both events which St John witnessed as well as those reported to him. 301 pages with two fold out maps and a black and white portrait of Brooke. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia. The cover is in remarkably good condition, but the spine has faded with sunning. There are stains from papers previously inlaid on the end papers. The binding is tight and the text clear with fairly mild tanning throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Penang Bookshelf]
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        Spring.

      1899 1899 - Original watercolor and gouache painting by artist, author, and proprietor of the Pear Tree Press, James Guthrie. The image shows Spring personified as a haloed and winged woman, bearing a crown, scepter, and orb. She looks on regally as her kneeling handmaidens, also haloed and winged, release a swallow from the cage it inhabited during the winter and take up a shepherd's crook to welcome the new life of spring. The three figures encircle a small pond and are surrounded by a profusion of flowers, from tiny crocuses mixed with the grass on the ground to tall stands of lilacs. Every facet of the landscape and figures is executed with Guthrie's characteristic attention to minute detail: the petals of tulips are easily distinguishable; the flowers and ribbons intertwined in the hair of the kneeling women are finely achieved; and every feather of the three pairs of wings is clearly wrought. This watercolor is dated "[18]99" under the artist's initials in the illustration, and the back is signed "Spring / drawn by / James Guthrie / 1898/9."The year 1899 was a momentous one for Guthrie, as this was the year he acquired an Albion printing press, initially simply to print his own drawings. However, he soon moved from painting to printing as his main method of artistic expression. "Spring" was published by Guthrie in 1900 in An Album of Drawings, though it previously had been in the January-April 1899 issue of the Pall Mall Magazine. Both reproductions are unfortunately in black & white and do not show the bright coloration of the original watercolor, which gives the image a depth and clarity lacking in the published versions. Painting executed on thick cardstock, which shows pencil marks, stains, and holes along the edges, most likely from the reproduction process. Otherwise, the image itself is in fine condition and has been professionally matted. (Cardstock 14 3/8 by 9 3/8 inches; mat 16 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Spring."

      1899. Original watercolor and gouache painting by artist, author, and proprietor of the Pear Tree Press, James Guthrie. The image shows Spring personified as a haloed and winged woman, bearing a crown, scepter, and orb. She looks on regally as her kneeling handmaidens, also haloed and winged, release a swallow from the cage it inhabited during the winter and take up a shepherd's crook to welcome the new life of spring. The three figures encircle a small pond and are surrounded by a profusion of flowers, from tiny crocuses mixed with the grass on the ground to tall stands of lilacs. Every facet of the landscape and figures is executed with Guthrie's characteristic attention to minute detail: the petals of tulips are easily distinguishable; the flowers and ribbons intertwined in the hair of the kneeling women are finely achieved; and every feather of the three pairs of wings is clearly wrought. This watercolor is dated "[18]99" under the artist's initials in the illustration, and the back is signed "Spring / drawn by / James Guthrie / 1898/9." The year 1899 was a momentous one for Guthrie, as this was the year he acquired an Albion printing press, initially simply to print his own drawings. However, he soon moved from painting to printing as his main method of artistic expression. "Spring" was published by Guthrie in 1900 in An Album of Drawings, though it previously had been in the January-April 1899 issue of the Pall Mall Magazine. Both reproductions are unfortunately in black & white and do not show the bright coloration of the original watercolor, which gives the image a depth and clarity lacking in the published versions. Painting executed on thick cardstock, which shows pencil marks, stains, and holes along the edges, most likely from the reproduction process. Otherwise, the image itself is in fine condition and has been professionally matted. (Cardstock 14 3/8 by 9 3/8 inches; mat 16 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches).

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        SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

      George Allen 1899 - First Chris Hammond illustrated edition. 8vo. Green cloth, with extensive gilt lettering and embellishments. All edges gilt. A near fine copy, spine gilt lightly dulled and a couple of tiny marks to the upper cover, but overall a very attractive copy. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Chris Hammond. This edition was designed as a Christmas Gift edition of Austen's novel and is a beautiful book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Joséphine Impératrice et Reine

      Large 4to. Paris: Goupil, 1899. Large 4to, (4), 271pp. With a color frontispiece portrait and 41 illustrations of which 33 are full-page. Original full dark red straight-grain morocco extra, covers stamped in gilt with the Napoleonic shield, rich gilt borders, backstrip richly gilt and stamped with bees, crowns, and ?N?s. A sumptuous binding perhaps indicating a de luxe copy. Small patch on the lower cover faded, joints very slightly scuffed, but a lovely copy beautifully bound. First edition, limited to 1200 copies of which this is #6 which may indicate an early issue in the de luxe binding. The original printed wrappers are bound in. A well regarded work on Napoleon?s wife. ?Joséphine de Beauharnais was the first wife of Napoleon I, and thus the first Empress of the French. Her first husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was guillotined during the Reign of Terror, and she was imprisoned in the Carmes prison until her release five days after Alexandre's execution. Through her daughter, Hortense, she was the maternal grandmother of Napoléon III. Through her son, Eugène, she was the great-grandmother of later Swedish and Danish kings and queens. The reigning houses of Belgium, Norway and Luxembourg also descend from her. She did not bear Napoleon any children; as a result, he divorced her in 1810 to marry Marie Louise of Austria. Joséphine was the recipient of numerous love letters written by Napoleon, many of which still exist. Her Château de Malmaison was noted for its magnificent rose garden, which she supervised closely, owing to her passionate interest in roses, collected from all over the world.? (Wikipedia).

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        Die Lebensanschauungen der grossen Denker [Unterzeichnet; Signed by Eucken; Murray Gell-Mann's Copy] [The Problem and Development of Human Life as Viewed by the Great Thinkers from Plato to the Present]: eine Entwicklungsgeschichte ... (Truncated)

      Verlag Von Veit & Comp, 1899, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First edition thusFull Book Title: Die Lebensanschauungen der grossen Denker [Unterzeichnet; Signed by Eucken; Murray Gell-Mann's Copy] [The Problem and Development of Human Life as Viewed by the Great Thinkers from Plato to the Present]: eine Entwicklungsgeschichte des Lebensproblems der Menschheit von Plato bis zur Gegenwart von Rudolf Eucken, Professor in JenaA Very Good copy of the revised and expanded (by Eucken) edition, bound in three-quarter leather with elegant decorative board and with the compartmented spine lettered, decorated, and lined in gilt and having a red title label and a green author label and the page block's closed edges stained red (some minor edge rubbing, light scuffing to the rear board leather near the spine, some scuffing to the red spine label, outer board corners rubbed through, front board lightly curved at the leading extremities, mild damage to and light residue on the front pastedown evidently from a bookplate's removal, top portion of the page facing the title page clipped off), SIGNED BY RUDOLF EUCKEN on the title page -- text in German; Murray Gell-Mann's copy with Gell-Mann's bookplate to the front free endpaper. First published in 1890, Eucken, as he explains in his second and third forwards, revised and expanded the work in 1896 and then again in 1899. Eucken won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life". One of Eucken's best-known and most important works, the book presents and critiques the views of great philosophers on the problem of human life, including the views of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Spinoza, Descartes, Kant, and others. Eucken himself maintained that humans have souls, that they consequently were at the junction between nature and spirit, and that they should seek to overcome their non-spiritual natures and work to achieve a more spiritual life. Murray Gell-Mann won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions". Gell- Mann coined the name "Quark" for certain elementary particles, naming them after a line in James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake". [Having determined the sound for the word he would coin for his discovery, Gell-Mann was for a time uncertain of how he would choose to spell it, considering, among other possibilities, spelling the sound as "kwork" until, in what he called one of his "occasional perusals of Finnegans Wake", he came across the phrase: "Three quarks for Muster Mark! / Sure he has not got much of a bark / And sure any he has it's all beside the mark." Thus was born a new and important Scientific term.] Thus we have one Nobel Prize-winner's copy of another Nobel Prize-winner's signed book -- an excellent Association copy.Signed copies of Rudolf Eucken's works are exceedingly difficult to find and our search of the auction records reveals only one of his signed books having come to auction since 1960. A Very Good copy of Rudolf Eucken's masterpiece, SIGNED BY RUDOLF EUCKEN and with an excellent PROVENANCE, BEING THE COPY OF NOBEL PRIZE-WINNER MURRAY GELL-MANN. A REMARKABLE AND RARE COPY OF THIS NOTABLE WORK.

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        Complete works].

      Marks Skt. Peterburg 1899 - Twelve parts in 6 volumes, octavo (19.8 x 14 cm). 272, 240; 364, 267; 392, 270; 288, 448; 208, 319; 277, 282, with engraved portrait and facsimile; upper margins of title and half-title of vol 3 restored. Contemporary green half calf, boards stamped in blind, spine with raised bands with gilt lettering, initials "E.B." in gilt on lower spines; slightly rubbed. Fine set comprising works by one of the greatest Russian novelists. This lifetime edition includes two of the best known Goncharov's novels - Oblomov and Frigate Pallada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        West Point Class of 1899 "First Class Camp" Photographic album.

      1899 - General Stuart Heintzelman (1876 - 1935), West Point Class of 1899, served with the 4th Cavalry in the Philippines, and later as part of the international force suppressing the Boxer Rebellion in China. After service in the Philippines, Heintzelman returned to Fort Leavenworth as an instructor; he later taught at Princeton as Professor of Military Art and Science. The general was awarded Commander of the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre with palm (France), the Commander of the Order of the Crown (Italian), and the Distinguished Service Medal. The USS General Stuart Heintzelman (AP-159), was named in his honor and launched in 1945.The album includes 96 photographs all taken at the military academy and captioned, including: the cavalry drill grounds; Fort Clinton; "A" Company; Battery Knox; Highland Falls N Cranston's); Trophy Point; corps passing in review; Cadet Barracks; and numerous portraits of other cadets in the class of 1899. Other photos: "Miss Barlow and Kathleen Wilson, Cranstons, Highland Falls, NY"; "Picnic at Battery Knox" of cadettes and lady guests; "Tommy's Second Picnic" with guests: G. Lee, SD Eubich '99, Miss Ennis, Heidle '99, T. Jewell '99, J. Harris '99, Miss Culand; "Mrs. Cassatt", Corporal Ennis in uniform.Oblong 8vo album. 96 photographs with hand lettered captions in pen. Gray silver gilt binding, with the title "Photographs" at front board. Some of the photographs a bit faded; the binding a bit rubbed, and the inner hinge starting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Harvard Lyrics and Other Verses

      Boston: Brown and Company 144 Purchase Street, 1899. First edition. Frontispiece. x, 13-153 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Crimson gilt stamped cloth, t.e.g. In custom cloth dust jacket. laid into cloth chemise and slipcase. With the first appearance of Wallace Stevens at page 28, "Vita Mea" which first appeared in the Harvard Advocate and here is its first and only book appearance.

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        Atlas of Cape Ann, Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester, Essex County, Mass , From Official Plans and Actual Surveys

      Boston, Mass. : Geo. W. Stadly & Co, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. 31 double maps ; 53 cm. Rebound in modern quarter leather. Grey cloth boards. Marbled end pages. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Some maps have marginal writing in pen and pencil and pencil lot notation and division on the maps, that may be erased if desired. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Deutsch-Süd-West-Afrika. Plaudereien nach eigenen Erfahrungen.

      Oranienbaum, Buchdruckerei Oranienbaum, 1899.. Original-Kartoneinband, 8°, 56 Seiten. Mit s/w-Stichen. Einband und Rücken sträker berieben, Rücken etwas beschädigt, Vorderdeckel mit Knickspuren, Seiten gering angebräunt, insgesamt sehr ordentliches, sauberes Exemplar. Inhalt: Eine Löwenjagd. Missions-Geschichten. Durch's Namaland. Ein Leopardenfang. Saluta's Hochzeit..

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        WAR IS KIND

      1899 - CRANE, Stephen. WAR IS KIND. Illustrated by Will Bradley. NY: Fredrick A. Stokes, 1899. Small 8vo., pictorial gray boards with a Bradley illustration on the front cover; 96 pages. First Edition. [William and Starrett 20]. Crane's second collection of 37 verses, many published previously in periodicals from 1894 on. A rather unique association copy, given as a gift by American writers Elinor Wylie and her husband, William Rose Benet, to Henry Seidle Canby and his wife, Marion. Canby was a well-known critic, editor and a distingushed professor at Yale University- certainly acquainted with the two writers. Signed presentation on the front endpaper: "To Henry and also Marion- from Elinor and Bill. Christmas 1923. With all good wishes, A rare book by a rare American." Each author has signed for themselves with the presentation apparently in Benet's hand and the comment after the date in Wylie's hand. Also laid-in is a gold-foil Christmas card, designed by Wylie, with another signed presentation to the Canbys: "To Marion and Henry Canby from Elinor Wylie and William Rose Benet. Christmas, 1923" The handwriting here appears to be entirely in Wylie's hand. A notoriously fragile book. Many of the pages are uncut at the top (like most copies in the marketplace) which means the Canby's (or many other people for that matter) ever read the book- as attractive as it is with the Bradley illustrations. I carefully opened some of the earlier pages in the text but left at least half still uncut [Don't want Canby to get away making everyone believe he actually read Crane's book]. Anyway, a nice association copy between important literary figures of their day. Very good condition (covers are quite nice with minor wear and bit of darkening to spine [as usual]; few very tiny cracks spine that are quite nicely repaired; contents clean and tight). $1,000.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE SOURIRE. PARAIT LE SAMEDI. MAURICE MERY, DIRECTEUR. ALPHONSE ALLAIS, REDACTEUR EN CHEF.

      LE SOURIRE. 1899-1904. - TETE DE COLLECTION DE 271 NUMEROS, DANS UNE SUITE ININTERROMPUE, RELIES EN 4 VOLUMES IN-4 (25,5 X 32,3 X 28 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 VEAU ROUGE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE. DU NUMERO 1 DU 28 OCTOBRE 1899 AU NUMERO 271 DU 31 DECEMBRE 1904. IL EST A NOTER QUE SUITE A UNE ERREUR DE NUMEROTATION, LE NUMERO 132 N'EXISTE PAS, ET QU'IL A ETE CREE ENSUITE UN NUMERO 135 BIS, POUR REPARTIR "DU BON PIED" AU NUMERO 136. CHAQUE PREMIERE ET DERNIERE DE COUVERTURE EST ILLUSTREE EN COULEURS. ILLUSTRATIONS DE CADEL, CAPPIELLO, DIO BIDING, ABEL FAIVRE, GRUN, HERMANN PAUL, HUARD, LEANDRE, RADIGUET, ROUBILLE, ETC. EXEMPLAIRE COLLATIONNE, COMPLET, AVEC QUELQUES DEFAUTS ET MANQUES DANS 6 NUMEROS : DECHIRURE AVEC MANQUE SUR LA DERNIERE DE COUVERTURE DU NUMERO 140 DU 28 JUIN 1902, DECHIRURES AVEC MANQUES DANS LE NUMERO 141 DU 5 JUILLET 1902, DECHIRURE AVEC PETIT MANQUE EN PIED DE LA PREMIERE DE COUVERTURE DU NUMERO 149 DU 30 AOUT 1902, DECHIRURE SANS MANQUE SUR LA PREMIERE DE COUVERTURE DU NUMERO 167 DU 3 JANVIER 1903, QUELQUES DECHIRURES AVEC MANQUES DANS LE NUMERO 206 DU 3 OCTOBRE 1903, MANQUE LA PREMIERE DE COUVERTURE DU NUMERO 236 DU 30 AVRIL 1904. TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CET ENSEMBLE PEU COURANT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Goodness of Saint Rocque

      Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1899, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good-, First Edition224 pp. Spine ends, corners bumped and worn. Moderate wear to boards. Green cloth boards, silver lettering, black decoration on spine, silver and black decoration on front board. Top edge tinted green. Library rules bookplate on front pastedown, library stamp on title page, no other stamps or markings. An important literary work in the field of African American literature, this collection of short stories was the second one by the author, and the first published work by an African American woman. Dunbar wrote extensively, and became an activist for African American and women's rights. ; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall

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        The Flowering Plants Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c COMPLETE 12 ISSUES (FOUR VOLUMES) in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS

      London.: Frederick Warne & Co.. 1899-1905.. 12 ISSUES (4 VOLUMES of 3 parts each). 319 coloured plates, xiii+269 + xii+279 + xi+258 + xi+215pp, 10 x 6 3/4 inches, decorative color stiff card wrappers with color pictorial cover label (softbound). Light wear and soiling to covers, chips to head and tail of spine of a few issues, owner inscription in pencil to front covers, some pages unopened, occasional faint foxing (mainly to outer edges and not affecting images), a few pages loose in Vol.IV Part XI. Overall, very good condition with clean plates. A very scarce issue of a classic set by Anne Pratt in original decorative paper wrappers. This is the revised edition, published in London and New York, of a work originally published in 1851 with color wood engravings (Friedman, Color Printing #65); in the introduction Step states "All the coloured plates have been specially compared for this edition with the carefully hand-coloured originals; and the colour printing has been thereby improved." The plates are indeed bright and crisp in printing (compared to some of the late nineteenth century issues) and most attractive. The images include peonies, orchids, lilies, roses, ferns, etc. Complete set: Vol. I Parts I, II, III, Vol. II Parts IV, V, VI, Vol. III Parts VII, VIII, IX, Vol. IV Parts X, XI, XII. The third part of each volume contains a title page, preface and contents for binding purposes. The final issue, Vol. IV Part XII contains a complete Index to Orders and Genera and a General Index for all twelve issues. Although "Published Fortnightly" appears on the covers, the title page from Vol. I has a date of 1899 while the other three volumes are dated 1905. An exceptional item. .

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        The Farmer's Almanac

      Boston, 1899. 11 vols. 12mo. Uniformly bound in half brown morocco and marbled boards, in eleven volumes by decade; the first thirty-seven issues, up to 1829, untrimmed. Joints repaired to the first two volumes. Complete Set to 1899 Complete uninterrupted set of the Farmer's Almanac, from the first issue in 1792 through 1899. The almanac has been in continuous publication to the present day.

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        The Greater Inclination

      London: John Lane [Printed by D. B. Updike, Boston (on verso of title)], 1899. First English edition. Ornamentation on title repeated on cover. Pp. [8], 254. 1 vols. 8vo. Original olive green cloth, gilt decoration from title repeated on upper cover. Some rubbing and darkening, some fraying to head and tail of spine, front free endpaper removed, separating along upper inner hinge, ink notation as to provenance on half-title, mailing label laid down on pastedown, some soiling and light browned, a well read and appreciated copy, carefully preserved in a half-brown morocco clamshell box. George Meredith's copy GEORGE MEREDITH'S COPY WITH AN ADDRESS PANEL IN HIS HAND SENDING THE VOLUME TO WILFRID MEYNELL, the literary critic and journalist who with his wife Alice was a close friend of Meredith. When in November of 1908, Henry James introduced Wharton to Meredith, Meredith greeted her exclaiming "My dear child, I've read every word you've written and I've always wanted to see you." Meredith had long been one of Wharton's favorite writers and it has been said that the influence of Meredith's "adroit social satire and sly feats of Language" are very evident in "The Greater Inclination".

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        MY SCOTTISH SWEETHEART

      F. Tennyson Neely, 1899, Hardcover, First Edition; First PrintingGood in boards. Hinge starting. Some staining to boards. An extremely rear volume. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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        Fensterbank mit zwei Blumentöpfen und Flasche, links Ausblick auf eine Landschaft.

      - Bleistift, mit Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Pauspapier, rechts unten monogrammiert „IK.". 22,8:17,8 cm. Aufgrund des ausdrucksstark-dynamischen Zeichenstrichs möglicherweise frühe Arbeit der Künstlerin. Zudem hat das Blatt, da Kerkovius nur selten mit dem Bleistift arbeitete – die Pastelltechnik war ihr Gebiet –, einen besonderen Reiz. Ida Kerkovius zählt sicher zu den renommiertesten deutschen Künstlerinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts. 1899 begann sie ihre künstlerische Ausbildung an einer privaten Malschule in ihrer Geburtsstadt. 1902 Umzug nach Dachau, um an der privaten Malschule von A. Hölzel (1853-1934) zu studieren. 1908 Studium in Berlin an der Zeichen- und Malschule von A. Mayer und Übersiedelung nach Stuttgart, wo Hölzel seit 1906 an der Kunstakademie lehrte. Nachfolgend wurde sie seine Meisterschülerin und 1911-1914 seine Assistentin mit eigenem Meisteratelier. 1915-1917 unterrichtete sie Hanna Beckker vom Rath (1893-1983), ihre spätere freundschaftlich verbundene Förderin und Sammlerin. 1920-1923 Studium am Bauhaus in Weimar, wo sie bei den für ihr weiteres Schaffen bestimmenden Künstlern J. Itten (1888-1967), P. Klee (1879-1940) und W. Kandinsky (1866-1944) studierte und u.a. die Weberei erlernte. Ab 1925 Reisen nach Paris, Norditalien und in die Schweiz. Nach 1933 wurde sie von den Nationalsozialisten als „entartet" diffamiert und erhielt Ausstellungsverbot. 1935-1939 Reisen durch Mittel- und Osteuropa, anschließend Rückkehr nach Stuttgart, wo sie sich zurückgezogen weiterhin der Malerei und Bildweberei widmete. Bomben zerstörten ihr Atelier und damit einen Großteil ihrer Arbeiten. Nach 1945 unternahm sie weitere Reisen nach Südfrankreich, an den Gardasee und nach Ischia. 1954 wurde ihr das Bundesverdienstkreuz Erster Klasse verliehen, 1958 folgte die Ernennung zur Professorin. Sie wurde Ehrenmitglied der Staatlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart sowie Ehrenvorstandsmitglied des Deutschen Künstlerbundes. Obwohl ihre letzten Jahre von schwerer Krankheit gezeichnet waren, war sie weiterhin künstlerisch tätig.

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        The American Proclamation to the Philippines: "The supremacy of the United States must and will be enforced throughout every part of the Archipelago, and those who resist it can accomplish no end other than their own ruin."

      Manila, Philippines, April 4, 1899. 12" x 27.5". "Broadside, PROCLAMATION. TO THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: The Treaty of Peace between the United States and Spain, ratified several weeks ago by the former, having on March 20th been ratified by the latter, the cession to the United States, as stipulated by the Treaty, of the sovereignty which Spain possessed and exercised over the Philippine Islands has now, in accordance with the laws of nations, received a complete and indefeasible consummation. (Manila, April 4, 1899), 12"" x 27.5"" signed in type by several American officials including Philippine Commission President, Jacob Gould Schurman, the commission's Secretary, John R. MacArthur, and Admiral George Dewey. Usual folds, some toning, weak folds repaired with archival tape, a few minor marginal chips, else very good. An important broadside announcing the ratification of the peace treaty between the United States and Spain in which the latter ceded control of the Philippine Islands to the former, warning that further hostilities toward the American occupation would be crushed. Rare. We have been able to source only seven extant copies of this broadside in institutional holdings (See OCLC 33139216 & 503772406 - which note that the broadside was also printed in Spanish and Tangal). The last example that appeared at auction was at the 1969 Streeter Sale at Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York. "

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        Sports and Games in the Open

      Harper & Brothers, New Ýork and London, 1899, - FROST, A. B. Sports and Games in the Open. Pictured by A.B. Frost. New Ýork and London : Harper & Brothers, 1899. Pp (1),1-6,(4 pp),(53) leaves, printed one side only. Folio [11.5 by 16.5 inches], loose leaves in an illustrated green cloth portfolio, lettered in black. Phillips, A Bibliography of American Sporting Books, p. 130. Professionally restored, some fading, else complete and very good. 5,000.00 Contents : Title Page; Arthur Burdett Frost (by Frank R. Stockton, 6 leaves); [List of] Illustrations; Plates (53 leaves plus printed tissue guards): Portrait of A.B. Frost; Prairie-Chicken Shooting; A Prize; "What Will You Take for Them?"; Calling Wild Turkeys; Snipe-Shooting; Snipe-Shooting - a Tight Cartridge; Quail-Shooting; Quail-Shooting - Four Barrels and Four Birds; "I Missed Mine to the Left" / Ruffed Grouse Shooting - a Shot in the Open; Ruffed Grouse Shooting - a Clean Miss and His Eye Wiped; Ruffed Grouse Shooting - an Open Shot; "Shoot! Shoot, Man!Why Don't You Shoot?"; In Cornfield Stubble / A Snap-Shot at Ruffed Grouse; "Steady, Now Steady!"; July Woodcock Shooting; "Oh, Horrors!"; The Tourists; Well Bunched; Somebody Blundered; What Happened; The Right of Way; The End of the Coast; At the First Tee; The Drive; The Lost Ball; "I've Played Thirteen"; Fishing for Striped Bass on the New Jersey Coast; Salmon Fishing in Canadian Waters; Watering Deer - Indians Putting Dogs on Trail; A Tempting Shot; Spring-Duck Shooting in the West; Wild-Goose Shooting / Wild Duck Shooting; Setting Out Decoys - a Chance Shot; Thanksgiving in the Woods; Music for the Dance; Why the Dance Didn't Come Off; Rabbit Shooting; Christmas in Camp - the Pudding; Ice Harvest; Hunting the Polar Bear; Moose; Still-Hunting the Moose; Rail-Shooting on the Delaware; "Missed 'Em Agin, by Ginger!"; "I've Dun Forgot de Chillen's Candy!"; Golf; Mr. Bites and His Hammerless Gun; Mr. Bites Goes Rail-Shooting; Mr. Bites Goes Fishing; Mr. Bites Goes Rabbit Shooting; Mr. Chubbs's Exploits at the Skating-Rink; Would-Be Cyclists. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A British Rifle Man : the Journals and Correspondence of Major George Simmons, Rifle Brigade, During the Peninsular War and the Campaign of Waterloo

      A. & C. Black, 1899, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionan ex-library copy with only one stamp mark and no pockets or other markings. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. original red boards are worn and marked. gold gilt to spine and front is somewhat faded. the book is complete with all maps as called for Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 42fi.

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        Historical Introduction to the Private Law of Rome

      Adam and Charles Black, 1899, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 2nd Editionthe original pressed boards are a little shelf rubbed. the edges are a little knocked. gold gilt on the spine. the book has a previous owner's neat stamp mark. the binding is excellent. the book is little used. many of the pages have not been 'opened' and will require a sharp blade (this is how it was published). if you would prefer us to do this before shipping please let us know when ordering Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: obmt.

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        Harvard Lyrics and Other Verses

      Boston: Brown and Company 144 Purchase Street, 1899. First edition. Frontispiece. x, 13-153 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Crimson gilt stamped cloth, t.e.g. In custom cloth dust jacket. laid into cloth chemise and slipcase. With the first appearance of Wallace Stevens at page 28, "Vita Mea" which first appeared in the Harvard Advocate and here is its first and only book appearance.

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        The Development of Cyprus, and Rambles in the Island

      London: Percy Lund, Humphries & Co., Ltd.,, [1899]. Octavo. Original purple cloth, silver lettered spine and front cover. 3 colour plates, 16 plates from photographs, 5 maps and plans. Spine sunned, a little foxing in places. A very good copy. First edition of this very scarce work on Cyprus; Copac lists only 8 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, Trinity College Dublin, Oxford, Bodleian, Bristol, National Library of Wales, not in the British Library). The author, formerly a colonel in the Royal West Kent regiment, discusses the island's current political and financial position, its military and naval standing, scenery, and describes a personal tour from Troodos to Kyrenia and Famagusta.

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        Oliver Cromwell

      Goupil & Co., Paris 1899 - Large 4to. Pp v, 216. Hand coloured frontis portrait. Plates. Full morocco, by Zaehnsdorf. Extremities rubbed, spine faded. No.846/1475 copies printed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Weavers [Die Weber; De Waber]; Together with a Program for the Play [Each Signed / Unterzeichnet]: Clare Booth Luce's copy, Signed by her

      William Heinemann, 1899, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionA Very Good copy of the first UK edition, first printing, being the first printing in English (spine ends and board corners very lightly rubbed, leading bottom corners gently bumped, damage to the front pastedown's lower right corner due to removal of something once attached there, some offsetting to the rear pastedown and opposing endpaper face -- lacking the extremely scarce dust jacket), SIGNED BY GERHARD HAUPTMANN on the title page; TOGETHER WITH an ORIGINAL PROGRAM FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF "THE WEAVERS" At NEW YORK CITY'S GARDEN THEATRE for the Play's run there beginning on December 14, 1915 and continuing for 87 performances -- ending in February 1916, SIGNED BY GERHART HAUPTMANN to the front page's bottom margin (being in Very Good condition with some age toning as well as with some splitting at the top and bottom of the spine crease). Emanuel Reicher both directed the Play and took the role of Old Ansorge in it. German dramatist and Novelist Gerhart Hauptmann won the 1912 Nobel Prize in Literature "primarily in recognition of his fruitful, varied and outstanding production in the realm of dramatic art". In presenting the Award to Gerhart Hauptmann, Hans Hildebrand, then the Acting Secretary of the Swedish Academy, gave particular praise the "The Weavers", noting it as being the work in which Hauptmann first (at age 30) displayed his mature powers. "The Weavers", first published in Germany (1892), deals with a group of Silesian weavers who, during the 1840s, staged an uprising because of their concerns about the Industrial Revolution. (The Play provided the basis for the 1927 silent film of the same name directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Paul Wegener.) Of The Weavers, noted Theatre Critic stated that, "as one of Gerhart Hauptmann's experiments in dramatic form, The Weavers is highly significant. Instead of a hero, he has created a mob; this mob is therefore the protagonist-or chief character-and if individuals emerge from the rank and file they are not thrust into the foreground to stay long. It is the weavers as a class that are ever before us, and the unity of the play is in them and in them alone; they are only parts of a larger picture which will take shape as the story advances, and are not intended to be taken as important individuals." Having a notable Provenance, this copy belonged to editor, playwright, journalist, ambassador, socialite, and U.S. Congresswoman (representing Connecticut) Clare Boothe Luce and carries her elegant possession signature to the front free endpaper.Copies of this important Hauptmann work are not at all common, signed copies in any edition or printing are more uncommon still, and copies signed by Gerhart Hauptmann, especially when in English translation, are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Very Good copy of one of Gerhart Hauptmann's most important works, having an excellent Provenance and having been SIGNED BY THE PRIOR OWNER, CLARE BOOTHE LUCE and, most notably, SIGNED BY GERHART HAUPTMANN, TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL PROGRAM FOR FIRST AMERICAN RUN OF THE PLAY, ALSO SIGNED BY GERHART HAUPTMANN. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE TO RARE.

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        War is Kind

      Frederick A. Stokes, New York 1899 - Widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of Art Nouveau book design and a key Will Bradley work. The title poem remains Crane's most searing indictment of war, condensing the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage into a work of 32 lines. Octavo. Original illustrated boards; 94pp. Drawings by Will Bradley. Hint of toning to spine; trivial erosion to crown; printed bookplate; still a Near Fine copy of this notoriously fragile book; scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Little Black Sambo.

      Grant Richards 1899 - FIRST EDITION, with 27 colour illustrations by the author, pp. viii, 57, [1], 32mo, original green cloth with striped design in green, spine slightly darkened, fly-leaves browned, neat inscription on verso of that at the front dated Jan. 16th 1900, green cloth folding box with a design in black in imitation of the book, very good An excellent copy of this ‘simple tale of a little black boy escaping from tigers, which has the deeper symbolism of a child with brave spirit going out to face the world alone’ (Elizabeth Hay, Sambo Sahib, Edinburgh, 1981)

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        Sport im Bild mit Beiblatt Sport im Wort. Illustrierte Zeitschrift für alle Sportzweige. V. Jahrgang, No. 27 - 52 ( recte No. 26 - 52 ) 1899. Mit den Beilagen " Sport im Wort " No. 13 - 39 des Jahres 1899.

      Verlag von Sport im Bild; Pitcairn-Knowles; Simon&Co, Berlin 1899 - Aufgebundene zweite Häfte des Jahrganges 1899 der Zeitschrift " Sport im Bild " sowie " Sport im Wort ". Vorhanden sind die Nummern Sport im Bild 26 - 52 mit den Seiten 305 - 520, sowie Sport im Wort mit den Nummern 13 - 39 und den Seiten 97 - 314. Mit zusammen hunderten von Abbildungen und Illustrationen. Untergliedert in die Bereiche: Athletische Sports - Automobilismus - Billard - Brieftaubensport - Cricket - Fahrsport - Feuilleton - Fussball - Jagd und Zwinger - Lawn-Tennis - Litteratur - Polo - Radfahren - Rennsport - Rudern - Schwimmsport - Segeln - Sport und Industrie - Taubenschiessen - Unsere Bilder - Vermischtes ( wobei das Schwergewicht auf Automobilismus, Radfahren, Rennsport, Rudern, Segeln liegt ). Halbleder der Zeit, Folio ( 37,5 x 28 cm ). In den Nummern " Sport im Wort " finden sich darüberhinaus Artikel und Abbildungen zu: Eissport - Fahrsport - Fechten - Golf - Hockey - Olympische Spiele u.a.m. ( hier liegt ein Schwergewicht auch auf dem Lawn-Tennis ). Vorgebunden 2 Blätter mit Inhalts und Illustrationsverzeichnis. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Bindung gelockert. Erste Seite " Sport im Bild " mit größerem Einriß, sonst die Seiten meist recht gut erhalten ( mit gelegentlichen Randläsionen ). Zeitbedingt ist das Papier gebräunt. ( Gewicht 2700 Gramm ) - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

      Leonard Smithers and Co 1899 - London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First edition, limited to 1000 copies, this numbered 340. Hardcover in pale lavender boards with gilt tooled leaf designs. 152 pp. Very good, no jacket, as issued. Spine lightly sunned with bumping to the spine ends, top board edge, and board corners. Light soil. Prior owner's tasteful bookplate on the front pastedown and her small, neat, catalog entry on the top of the title page, near the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Indian pictures;: Facsimiles of paintings in water-colour and engravings of drawings in black-and-white

      Frederick A. Stokes Co 1899 - B00085KAP2 Folio, six beautiful color plates, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, few small stains to covers, two colored lines on red cloth binding of rear cover near spine, one black, one light blue-ish white, scrape marks of some kind perhaps? Front hinge cracked and repaired with binder's tape along seam of FFEP and 2nd page, previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Association Copy: Augustus Peabody Loring II (1915-1986), son of Augustus Peabody Loring, whose papers and notes from 1896-1926 are housed Harvard Library's Special Collections. ~Good. No DJ. Hardcover. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Insurance provided free of charge.

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        "Beyond Petsora Eastward" Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of Barents Sea. With Appendices on the Botany and Geology by Colonel H. W. Feilden.

      London, R. H. Porter, 1899. Stor 8vo. XIV + 335 s. Frontispiece i farger. Billedplansjer. 2 foldede karter. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Topp gullsnitt. Litt brunplettet. 2 plansjer løse

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        From Sunset Ridge: Poems Old and New

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1899. Early reprint. Octavo. Original cloth and papercovered boards lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Penciled owner's name, one page a little roughly opened, a near fine copy. Signed by the author with a verse sentiment: "Souls may meet / On printed sheet / That the wise had not gained. / Who loves my verses must love me, / In them are my life-thoughts coined. Julia Ward Howe. Oct. 8th, 1901." .

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        Cyrano de Bergerac, drame en cinq actes, illustré par MM. Besnard, Flameng, Albert Laurens, Léandre, Adrien Moreau, Thévenot, gravé par Romagnol

      Paris: Armand Magnier, 1899. Livre. Illus. by Besnard, Flameng, Albert Laurens, Léandre, Adrien Moreau, Thévenot. Très bon. Reliure signée. Signé par l'illustrateur. 1e édition illustrée. In-4. Paris, Armand Magnier, 1899. 30 x 21,5 cm (R), in-4, 299 pp. - 5 planches hors texte, vignette de titre, portrait de l'auteur rehaussé de rouge et 47 gravures dans le texte, reliure de l'époque de demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à quatre nerfs repoussés orné portant en son centre un couvre-chef mosaïqué en deux tons posé sur deux épées croisées à froid, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture illustrée en deux tons conservée (reliure signée P. Affolter). Première édition illustrée, parue un an après l'originale. Tirage total à 500 exemplaires. Celui-ci, nominatif (M. Hérenger), sur CHINE FORT, comportant, comme les 40 premiers exemplaires sur Japon vieux, 4 états des bois : 1 état avant la retouche tiré à la presse à bras sur papier de l'ouvrage, 1 état sur Japon pelure tiré à la main par le graveur, 1 état avant la lettre et l'état avec la lettre. Les 56 (le portrait est en deux états) planches sur Japon pelure sont reliées au fil du volume et sont toutes signées à la mine de plomb par le graveur, qui a également agrémenté l'exemplaire d'un discret ex-dono au centre de la cartouche de l'acte I ("à l'ami et amateur, en souvenir de sa causette, le graveur Romagnol offre..."). Les deux autres suites sont reliées in-fine. L'exemplaire est par ailleurs enrichi des cinq planches d'essais en couleurs refusées, également placées au fil du volume, mais il manque une planche à la dernière des suites. François Thévenot a composé la couverture et le portrait et Besnard, Flameng, Charles Léandre, Albert Laurens et Adrien Moreau ont chacun illustré un acte. Carteret - qui critique (à notre humble avis) injustement cette édition au motif qu'elle est illustrée par différents artistes - cite 5 exemplaires non justifiés sur Chine de format in-4 comportant chacun les dessins originaux d'un artiste pour un acte. Notre exemplaire (dont les signatures sont celles d'un in-4 et non d'un grand in-8) pourrait être un exemplaire similaire, mais réservé au graveur, celui-ci ayant signé chacun de ses 56 tirages. Exemplaire agréablement établi par Paul Affolter. Quelques rousseurs éparses, surtout aux tranches, manque une planche (celle du début de l'acte I) à la suite avant la lettre. (MONOD, 9945 ; CARTERET, IV, 349 : "intéressante publication recherchée").

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        Manuscript Diary of an alcoholic "Bath Man" employed at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium

      Clifton Springs (Ontario County, NY), 1899. Original cloth wallet-binding "Excelsior Diary," with folding flap (somewhat spotted but perfectly sound). IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Tall narrow octavo (7" x 3 1/4") containing 79 handwritten entries. ADDED: an 1892 Clifton Springs Sanitarium Receipt, and a 1895 D.R. Sillesky & Co. Shirt Manufacturers receipt (Lockport New York). Unique 19th-century diary from a the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, in upstate New York, written by a 29 year-old employee who was struggling with alcoholism. For a detailed history of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium Company and the Clifton Springs Water Cure, see: "Bath Treatments at 'The Clifton Springs Sanitarium Company'" by Jim Conners. This is the manuscript diary / journal of William A. Lewis, of Ontario County, New York, born July 12, 1869. Lewis was a Balneator or "Bath Man" at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium; his duties including administering various kinds of therapeutic baths and rubs. Lewis also worked in the "Turkish Bath Room" at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium Company. The Sanitarium used the sulfur water for medical treatment baths. In 1914 the name was changed to the Clifton Springs Sanitarium & Clinic; in 1959 the name became the Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic and is still in use today. Lewis' diary entries provide information on the number of Turkish Baths he administers, as well as activities away from his job, such as going to the lodge, drinking and "getting full", a suicide, etc. Here are some quotes / excerpts from the diary: "Terrible Snows & Cold wave all over W.S., gave 16 T. Baths. I had a terrible time at 5:30 pm, could not breathe. Dr Lichty visited me twice in an hour. Went to bed with George at 9 pm. Geo. E. Barry took good care of me and did my night work ... Gave 4 turkish baths. I went to show in town hall tonight. 2 years ago this a.m. at 6:20 Pa died... I gave 6 turkish baths. John and I drew potatoes. We put 36 bu. in a pit. Went to Phelps to Lodge. 2nd degree worked. Republicans carried the election in NY State outside of N.Y. city. Went to bed at 11 pm full... Bot (sic) 2 qts of Tom Moore $3.00. Went home 9:30 pm half full... I got pretty full this pm. Staid (sic) in Turkish Room tonight... I gave 8 turkish baths. Went to bed at 3 pm, felt terrible bad and ashamed of myself all day... I went to church this a.m. and to Temperance meeting tonight. I was good all day... I delivered shirts for D.R. Stillesky & Co tonight. Went to Phelps at 6:30 pm and back at 7:30 pm. I got pretty drunk at 9:30. G.M. and E.D. walked home with me at 11 pm... I was drunk all day. Staid at home all the pm, did not go to church, got full again tonight... John and I sawed wood all day, staid at home and kept sober. We were all home to supper except Sue and Minnie. We are all well. I gave during the month of November 152 Turkish Baths and 130 night treatments... John and I drew cider from large barrel to small by siphone. I attended church twice today, did not drink anything... Saw Sada Spaidal at 8:30 pm, talked with her from 9 to 9:30 pm. Not much sign of love from her... I went to church this a.m. and temperance meeting at 7 p.m. - I got pretty full tonight. Ma and I had a quarrel this p.m... I got off from train at 12:45 a.m. from Rochester and did not know anything. Cops Surrney and Monks took me home. I felt terrible bad all day, hurt my face by falling... Gave Dr [Henry] Foster a bath this p.m. Heard lots of talk about myself last night being full... Thomas Donovan committed suicide at C[lifton] S[prings] House this p.m..." Some of the names Lewis mentions in the diary are: Dr Foster ~ M.E. Connolly ~ A.E. Kellogg ~ J.A. Lichty ~ Frank Van Dyne ~ Geo Muskett ~ and others. Some of the places he mentions in the diary are: Shortsville ~ Rochester ~ Clifton ~ Canandaigua ~ Newark ~ Phelps ~ and others. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, suitable for research and exhibition.

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        Hunting Expeditions of Oliver Hazard Perry of Cleveland. Verbatim from his Diaries. Embellished with Tailpieces engraved about 1800 by Dr. Alexander Anderson and Others and Printed from the Original Wood

      Cleveland, [Ohio]: For Private Distribution [at the Marion Press, Jamaica, New York], 1899. First edition. Number 32 of 100 copies. Frontispiece portrait, with two additional plates. viii, 246, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original sage green cloth, spine titled in gilt, with gilt vignette of an elk on boards, edges untrimmed. Fine, some shelf wear, but very good, at least. Bookplates of Walter Rutherford Peterson and John M. Schiff. Peterson Schiff Copy Record of hunting trips in Ohio and Michigan during the years 1836 to 1855, hunting deer and elk. Perry was killed in a railway accident in 1864. Readable, interesting, and beautifully produced. The Marion Press had acquired many of the original Anderson blocks when they were sold in 1897.

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        Autograph Letter, signed (with butterfly monogram) to his publisher William Heineman, discussing issues surrounding the publication of EDEN VS WHISTLER: THE BARONET & THE BUTTERFLY

      [Paris] 110 rue du Bac, 1899. 4 pp on two adjoining black-bordered sheets. 1 vols. 5-3/4 x 4 inches. Partial separation along hinge, uniform mild toning to pages, and a central vertical fold, otherwise fine condition. A fine letter to his publisher William Heinemann on the eve of publication of THE BARONET & THE BUTTERFLY, which documented the years iof legal wrangling between Whistler and Sir William Eden. Heinemann had been, and was continuing to be, a constant supporter of Whistler in his conflict with Eden, and had originally been the publisher of choice, as he had been of THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES. But shortly before publication, Heinemann offended Whistler by sending for promotional purposes the preliminary matter (all by Whistler) to an American critic without Whistler's permission. Whistler reacted by transferring the publishing rights to Louis-Henry May (referred to in the letter). "Well then thats all right - I have had a letter from Webb* to the same effect - advising me to let it alone - "Also I had myself been thinking that perhaps one ought to ignore utterly the doings of the "ruffiani" of the streets - "'So' as you say - "But now, my dear Heinemann, do let me hear what are you doing - or what is to be done? - and in short all that I have been asking! "Another question unanswered - How many copies, Edition de Luxe is May** to give me? - "Get a copy of the Catalogue of the 'International Exhibition***' - latest edition, and see my quotations under the pictures! - "I thought Pawling**** was coming over here - "The butterflies***** have come - "Of course the Baronet must have given up all hope of prosecution - "Now let Pawling send for Thomson****** and show him the letter - or tell him yourself - Or wait still if you think wiser - there is always time of course - "I daresay Thomson may have known something of the notice of the book in the 'Globe'. - "Well! Well! - I was so sure of your management of the Pall Mall! ! - "I shall be delighted to see you both here again - "Always [butterfly signature] *George and William Webb were Whistler's solicitors. **Louis-Henry May, Parisian printer ***2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899 ****Sidney Southgate Pawling (d. 1922), a business partner of the publisher W. H. Heinemann. *****Proofs of his designs for the book ******David Croal Thomson, art dealer and admirer of Whistler; in the 90's he became Whistler's principal dealer.

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        The Second Afghan War 1878-79-80

      London: Archibald Constable & Co,, 1899?-1910. Its Causes, its Conduct and its Consequences. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth skilfully repaired, gilt lettered spines, black endpapers. 12 folding maps. Cloth a little rubbed, spines slightly discoloured by the removal of labels, spines relined, hinges tightened, a "fettled" set, but nonetheless very good. First edition of this scarce and valuable work by Henry Bathurst Hanna (1839-1914) colonel in the Punjab Frontier Force, and still to this day the prime source of information on that war. Presentation set from the author's widow to Morley College (London), with their library labels in each volume (dated April 1923).

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