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        The Chiswick Shakespeare

      02- London- George Bell and Sons 1899 - This is an attractive set of the works of William Shakespeare. The Chiswick edition, 38 volumes of original 39 volumes. Macbeth is absent. Volumes Include:HamletAs You Like ItRomeo and JulietOthelloKing JohnThe Merchant of VeniceThe TempestThe Winter's TaleRichard IIMuch Ado About NothingTwo Gentlemen of VeronaTwelfth NightCoriolanusA MIdsummer Night's DreamKing LearJulius CaesarAnthony and CleopatraThe First Part of King Henry IVThe Second Part of King Henry VICymbelineLove's Labours LostHenry VI Part IThe Second Part of Henry VIThe Third Part of King Henry VIKing Henry VThe Merry Wives of WindsorMeasure for MeasureThe Taming of the ShrewTitus AndronicusTimon of AthensPoemsKing Richard IIIKing Henry VIIIPericlesTroilus and CressidaSonnetsAll's Well That Ends WellThe Comedy of ErrorsWilliam Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English Language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon. His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, some narrative poems and other verses. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories and these works remain regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres even today. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608. Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world. Condition: In a quarter vellum binding with gilt cloth boards. Externally, smart with some light bumping to all volumes. Some rubbing and handling marks to all volumes. Rear hinge strained to Richard II. Boards warped to TheMerchant of Venice. Some spotting to end papers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and cleanwith occasional spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories

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

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol By C. 3.3. [Oscar Wilde].

      London: Leonard Smithers. Later Edition of the First Edition [7th printing of June 1899].. Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Interior also in marvellous condition. Exlbiris / Bookplate of film critic Leonie Graetz (Exlibris was made by the artist Hermann Westphal) to the front pastedown. Very Rare in this condition !. Later Edition of the First Edition [7th printing of June 1899]. London, Leonard Smithers, 1899. 8°. 31 pages. Original Hardcover (Quarter vellum with mustard boards). Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Interior also in marvellous condition. Exlbiris / Bookplate of film critic Leonie Graetz (Exlibris was made by the artist Hermann Westphal) to the front pastedown. Very Rare in this condition ! The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile either in Berneval-le-Grand or in Dieppe, France, after his release from Reading Gaol (pronounced "redding jail") on 19 May 1897. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading, after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison. During his imprisonment, on Tuesday, 7 July 1896, a hanging took place. Charles Thomas Wooldridge had been a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards. He was convicted of cutting the throat of his wife, Laura Ellen, earlier that year at Clewer, near Windsor. He was aged only 30 when executed. Wilde spent mid-1897 with Robert Ross in Berneval-le-Grand, where he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol. The poem narrates the execution of Wooldridge; it moves from an objective story-telling to symbolic identification with the prisoners as a whole. No attempt is made to assess the justice of the laws which convicted them, but rather the poem highlights the brutalisation of the punishment that all convicts share. Wilde juxtaposes the executed man and himself with the line "Yet each man kills the thing he loves". Wilde too was separated from his wife and sons. He adopted the proletarian ballad form, and suggested it be published in Reynold's Magazine, "because it circulates widely among the criminal classes ?- to which I now belong ?- for once I will be read by my peers ?- a new experience for me". The finished poem was published by Leonard Smithers on February 13, 1898 under the name C.3.3., which stood for cell block C, landing 3, cell 3. This ensured that Wilde's name ?- by then notorious ?- did not appear on the poem's front cover. It was not commonly known, until the 7th printing in June 1899, that C.3.3. was actually Wilde. The first edition, of 800 copies, sold out within a week, and Smithers announced that a second edition would be ready within another week; that was printed on February 24th, in 1000 copies, which also sold well. A third edition, of 99 numbered copies "signed by the author" was printed on March 4th, on the same day a fourth edition of 1200 ordinary copies was printed. A fifth edition of a 1000 copies was printed on March 17th, and a sixth edition was printed in 1000 copies on May 21st, 1898. So far the book's title page had identified the author only as C.3.3., although many reviewers, and of course those who bought the numbered and autographed third edition copies, knew that Wilde was the author, but the seventh edition, printed on June 23, 1899 actually revealed the author's identity, putting the name Oscar Wilde, in square brackets, below the C.3.3.. It brought him a small income in his remaining lifetime. The poem consists of 109 stanzas of 6 lines, of 8-6-8-6-8-6 syllables, and rhyming a-b-c-b-d-b. Some stanzas incorporate rhymes within some of all of the 8-syllable lines. The whole poem is grouped into 6 untitled sections of 16, 13, 37, 23, 17 & 3 stanzas. A version with only 63 of the stanzas, divided into 4 sections of 15, 7, 22 & 19 stanzas, and allegedly based on the original draft, was included in the posthumous editions of Wilde's poetry edited by Robert Ross, "for the benefit of reciters and their audiences who have found the entire poem too long for declamation". (Wikipedia)

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        War Is Kind.

      Stokes, New York 1899 - This the only edition of Crane's second volume of verse. He considered it his masterpiece. BAL 4083. With drawings and cover design by Will Bradley. Printed on heavy gray paper, thin 8vo, original pictorial boards, uncut; spine darkened and scratched; top of front cover darkened; some spots on back cover. N.Y.: Stokes, 1899. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DOCUMENT OFICIAL, PRIMERA ESGLESIA PROTESTANT A CATALUNYA DESDE ANGLATERRA 1899

      1899 - Catalunya. 49X39. 1899. Escritura Anglesa. Document original y oficial de la primera Esglesia protestant concebuda a Catalunya, el maxim impulsor va ser José Luis Agostini, estem parlant d'un document extremadament rar y únic amb gran valor eclesiastic e historic dintre del món protestant i evangelic a Catalunya. Ref Pics 1. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C. 3.3. [Oscar Wilde].

      London, Leonard Smithers, 1899.. Later Edition of the First Edition [7th printing of June 1899]. 8°. 31 pages. Original Hardcover (Quarter vellum with mustard boards). Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Interior also in marvellous condition. Exlbiris / Bookplate of film critic Leonie Graetz (Exlibris was made by the artist Hermann Westphal) to the front pastedown. Very Rare in this condition !. The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile either in Berneval-le-Grand or in Dieppe, France, after his release from Reading Gaol (pronounced "redding jail") on 19 May 1897. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading, after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison. During his imprisonment, on Tuesday, 7 July 1896, a hanging took place. Charles Thomas Wooldridge had been a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards. He was convicted of cutting the throat of his wife, Laura Ellen, earlier that year at Clewer, near Windsor. He was aged only 30 when executed. Wilde spent mid-1897 with Robert Ross in Berneval-le-Grand, where he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol. The poem narrates the execution of Wooldridge; it moves from an objective story-telling to symbolic identification with the prisoners as a whole. No attempt is made to assess the justice of the laws which convicted them, but rather the poem highlights the brutalisation of the punishment that all convicts share. Wilde juxtaposes the executed man and himself with the line "Yet each man kills the thing he loves". Wilde too was separated from his wife and sons. He adopted the proletarian ballad form, and suggested it be published in Reynold's Magazine, "because it circulates widely among the criminal classes - to which I now belong - for once I will be read by my peers - a new experience for me". The finished poem was published by Leonard Smithers on February 13, 1898 under the name C.3.3., which stood for cell block C, landing 3, cell 3. This ensured that Wilde's name - by then notorious - did not appear on the poem's front cover. It was not commonly known, until the 7th printing in June 1899, that C.3.3. was actually Wilde. The first edition, of 800 copies, sold out within a week, and Smithers announced that a second edition would be ready within another week; that was printed on February 24th, in 1000 copies, which also sold well. A third edition, of 99 numbered copies "signed by the author" was printed on March 4th, on the same day a fourth edition of 1200 ordinary copies was printed. A fifth edition of a 1000 copies was printed on March 17th, and a sixth edition was printed in 1000 copies on May 21st, 1898. So far the book's title page had identified the author only as C.3.3., although many reviewers, and of course those who bought the numbered and autographed third edition copies, knew that Wilde was the author, but the seventh edition, printed on June 23, 1899 actually revealed the author's identity, putting the name Oscar Wilde, in square brackets, below the C.3.3.. It brought him a small income in his remaining lifetime. The poem consists of 109 stanzas of 6 lines, of 8-6-8-6-8-6 syllables, and rhyming a-b-c-b-d-b. Some stanzas incorporate rhymes within some of all of the 8-syllable lines. The whole poem is grouped into 6 untitled sections of 16, 13, 37, 23, 17 & 3 stanzas. A version with only 63 of the stanzas, divided into 4 sections of 15, 7, 22 & 19 stanzas, and allegedly based on the original draft, was included in the posthumous editions of Wilde's poetry edited by Robert Ross, "for the benefit of reciters and their audiences who have found the entire poem too long for declamation". (Wikipedia)

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        BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE ROCKIES AND ON THE GREAT PLAINS: Comprising "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter."

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1899 - Thick quarto (8" x 11") bound by Bennett in 3/4 brown morocco leather with gilt rules, five raised bands and a gilt-lettered spine with gilt elk decorations, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Copy #118 of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author below the frontispiece portrait of him standing proudly in his Rough Rider uniform. Comprises two earlier books, HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN and THE WILDERNESS HUNTER. With 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Beard, and others. Mild sunning to the spine. A beautifully bound copy in Fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

      - BANNERMAN,HELEN. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Lond:Grant Richards 1899. 16mo (3 1/8 x 5"), green striped cloth, vi-viii, 57p., spine faded and very slightly soiled, 2 pages printed close to margin else near fine, tight and clean. THIS COPY INSCRIBED BY A BANNERMAN FAMILY MEMBER, DATED NOVMBER 1899! First edition of this fourth title in the Dumpy Book series with color illustrations engraved on wood and printed by EDMUND EVANS. Written by Bannerman during a long train ride, it was immediately successful and went into several editions within the first year of publication. Aside from creating the now controversial characters of Sambo and his parents, the books was also revolutionary for its small size designed for small hands and may very well have influenced Beatrix Potter in designing her small format books. This is a nice copy of a rare children's classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Avant-projet de tramway sur la Commune de Saint-Médard-en-Jalles (Avril 1899) Ligne de Saint Médard au Camp. Plan des Traverses manuscrit déroulant au 200e [ Avec : ] Profil en travers schématique [ Avec : ] Profil au point métrique [ Avec : ] Plan général au 10.000e

      1899 - Lot de 4 plans déroulants, détaillés ainsi : Plan des Traverses manuscrit : 1 plan manuscrit déroulant format 31 x 1313 cm, encre et aquarelle ; Profil en travers schématique : plan manuscrit déroulant format 31 x 76 cm, encre ; Profil au point métrique : plan manuscrit déroulant format 31 x 57 cm, encre et aquarelle ; Plan général au 10.000e sur papier calque Bel avant-projet établi en avril 1899 pour une ligne de tramway qui aurait relié sur 2225 m le Bourg de Saint-Médard (à la jonction de la ligne de tramway Bordeaux-Saint-Médard-en-Jalles) au "Camp de Saint Médard" (approximativement partant de la Mairie, puis longeant la Jalle par le Nord, apparemment dans l'axe de l'actuelle rue Clémenceau, jusqu'à l'actuelle rue Berthelot). D'une extrême précision, l'impressionnant plan des traverses de plus de 13 mètres de long (échelle d'un centimètre pour 2 mètres.) précise l'identité de chacun des propriétaires de parcelle limitrophe. Ce projet ne semble pas avoir abouti, et si le tramway reliant Bordeaux à Saint-Médard-en-Jalles est bien inauguré en avril 1900, cette extension n'aurait jamais abouti. Durant les deux guerres mondiales, un embranchement conduira le personnel de la poudrerie par l'actuelle rue du Docteur-Alcide Castaing, donc par le sud, mais non par la ligne prévue dans cet avant-projet. Le plan général établi sur papier calque, est fortement abîmé en tête, mais les autres documents (qui faisaient partie de tout un dossier de géomètre), dont l'impressionnant plan des traverses sont en excellent état (un accroc sans manque n'affectant pas le tracé au plan des traverses). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE ROUGH RIDERS

      1899 - Illustrated. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Original olive cloth with Rough Riders medallion in gilt on the front cover. First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's own book about the volunteer regiment he organized for the Spanish-American War -- possibly the most famous regiment in American history, made up of college boys and cowboys, socialites and hunters, athletes and Indians, clergymen and policemen. Roosevelt had resigned from his position as Assistant Secretary of the Navy to embark on this mission. Upon his triumphant return from Cuba, Roosevelt campaigned successfully to become governor of New York -- at which time he wrote his own account of his experience with the Rough Riders -- this book. The following year he would become McKinley's vice president; the party bosses had figured it would be a job where he would disappear for awhile -- but, upon the assassination of McKinley in 1901, he would accede to the presidency.~The book is profusely illustrated, mostly by photographs, but also with an image of Frederic Remington's famous painting "Charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill."~This is an unusually fine copy, without wear -- though as always with this color cloth, the spine is a bit faded (less than usual). Provenance: 1899 title page penciled signature of W. Hinckle Smith, the broker and financier who became wealthy from his involvement with fellow-Philadelphian Meyer Guggenheim's copper interests -- and who in 1907 would create the mansion "Timberline" in Bryn Mawr (architect Charles Platt, landscaping by Olmsted Bros.) -- which estate would crumble into decay after Smith's death in 1943, and ultimately be demolished in 1977. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nos Grandes Peintres (with 4 ALS by Gerome, Henner, Detaille and Lefebvre)

      Paris: Goupil & Cie, 1899. 8vo. A book on four 19th-20th c. French academic painters containing a signed letter from each artist affixed within the book. This special Japan paper copy is sumptuously bound in full olive green levant leather with five raised band to the spine, gilt titles and decorations to the boards, inside borders and gilt top edges. 254 pages with 12 illustrations including a portrait of each artist as well as finely printed engravings of each artist's work. The book is in near-fine condition with no previous ownership marks/writing within. Some wear to the extremities including some board exposure. Offsetting to the rear board. All-in-all this is a stunning book on these four giants of French Academism and containing each of their signatures. A unique offering.

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        THE PILGRIMS PROGRESS from this World to that which is to come. Delivered under the similitude of a dream. Wherein is discovered the manner of his setting out; his dangerous journey and safe arrival at the desired country

      London: Essex House Press, 1899. Title, frontispiece, 426 pp., colophon, 2pp. printer's note that this is the third book produced by the press. Printed at the Press of the Guild of Handicraft, under the supervision of C. R. Ashbee. Original full vellum, with yapp edges, in bright condition save a little mottling on the spine, lettered in black on spine. Printed in black and red, and a numbered copy (165 of 750). Some spotting to the edges, but a lovely tiight copy that is partly unopened. . Very Good. Vellum. Limited/Numbered. 1899. 12mo..

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        TECHNISCHES GEMEINDEBLATT, 25 Jahrgänge: 2 (1899/1900) - 13 (1910/11) und 15 (1912/13) - 27 (1924/25). Zeitschrift für die technischen und hygienischen Aufgaben in Stadt- und Land. Organ der Vereinigung der technischen Oberbeamten Deutscher Städte.,

      Berlin : Carl Heymann, 1899-1925. - 25 Jahrgangsbände. 25 Jahrgangsbände!! Sammlung der interessanten Zeitschrift für Städtebau und praktische Verwaltungsaufgaben (Artikel-Bsp.: Neuere Probleme des Städtebaues unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Verhältnisse der Vororte. Von Stadtbaurat Schoenfelder. Jg. 1912/13, S. 257 ff.). Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichungen versehen. Jahrgänge erschienen jeweils von April bis März des Folgejahres. Einbände berieben. Lederbuchrücken teils spröde. Buchrücken von Jahrgangsband 1910/11 abgeplatzt. Seiten stellenweise etwas fleckig oder mit Textmarkierungen versehen. Bindung bei allen Bänden fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Bitte beachten Sie unser umfangreiches Angebot an antiquarischen Fachzeitschriften. zqx mbx Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 46000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF THE VERNACULAR OR SPOKEN LANGUAGE OF AMOY, WITH THE PRINCIPAL VARIATIONS OF THE CHANG-CHEW AND CHIN-CHEW DIALECTS.

      AN EARLY LANGUAGE RESOURCE ON THESE DIALECTS London 1899, - Presbyterian Church of England. Half leather,raised bands, 612p., new edition with corrections by theauthor, corners bit worn, contents clean, 19 x 27.5 cm. RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C. 3.3. [Oscar Wilde].

      Later Edition of the First Edition [7th printing of June 1899]. London, Leonard Smithers, 1899. 8°. 31 pages. Original Hardcover (Quarter vellum with mustard boards). Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Interior also in marvellous condition. Exlbiris / Bookplate of film critic Leonie Graetz (Exlibris was made by the artist Hermann Westphal) to the front pastedown. Very Rare in this condition !

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        Die Königin von Saba und andere Novellen. [Including signed Autograph] Einzige autorisierte Ãœbersetzung aus dem Norwegischen von Ernst Brausewetter.

      Paris / Leipzig / München: Albert Langen. Erste Ausgabe.. Die wunderschön erhaltene Originalbroschur von Heine in zauberhaftem kolorit. Der schützende, schlichte Pappband etwas gebraucht aber sehr gut erhalten. Mit beiliegendem Original Autograph von Knut Hamsun signiert: "Knut Hamsun - Nörholm, 14.11.34" / Original, beautifully illustrated original brochure by Thomas Theodor Heine, bound in a later Hardcover of the early 20th century. Loosely inserted is an original autograph by Hamsun: "Knut Hamsun - Nörholm, 14.11.34". Overall in excellent condition.. Erste Ausgabe. Paris / Leipzig / München, Albert Langen, 1899. 8°. 253, (2) Seiten. Hardcover. Moderner Pappband des frühen 20.Jahrhunderts mit eingebundener, illustrierter Originalbroschur von Thomas Theodor Heine. Die wunderschön erhaltene Originalbroschur von Heine in zauberhaftem kolorit. Der schützende, schlichte Pappband etwas gebraucht aber sehr gut erhalten. Mit beiliegendem Original Autograph von Knut Hamsun signiert: "Knut Hamsun - Nörholm, 14.11.34" / Original, beautifully illustrated original brochure by Thomas Theodor Heine, bound in a later Hardcover of the early 20th century. Loosely inserted is an original autograph by Hamsun: "Knut Hamsun - Nörholm, 14.11.34". Overall in excellent condition.

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        S ist Feierabend" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.59x72cm; links unten signiert; um 1920

      - Die Künstlervereinigung "Scholle" wurde im Jahr 1899 in München gegründet. Der Name "Scholle" stammt aus einem Vers des Schriftstellers Michael Georg Conrad: "Mußt Deine eigene Scholle beackern, die siebengescheiten Nachbarn laß gackern". Zu Püttner selbst: Er war Sohn des Architekten und Landschaftszeichners Richard Püttner, bei welchem er seinen ersten Malunterricht bekam. Danach ging er zur weiteren Ausbildung an die Akademie der bildenden Künste nach München zu Ludwig Herterich, Ludwig Löfftz und Paul Hoecker. Künstlerisch beeinflußt wurde er von Wilhelm Trübner. Er wurde Gründungsmitglied der Künstlervereinigung Die Scholle und der Münchner Secession, bei der er mit Max Feldbauer Vorstandsmitglied wurde. Nach seiner Ausbildung 1897 war er als Illustrator für die Wochenzeitschrift Die Jugend tätig. Er bekam den Professorentitel und lehrte an der Damenakademie des Münchner Künstlerinnenvereins

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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

      Dodd, Mead, New York 1899 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hunger

      First Edition, Leonard Smithers & Co., 1899. The true First Edition in English of Hamsun's great modernist novel, hugely influential on many major writers of the 20th century, here in the translation of George Egerton (pseud. of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright). It has had its endpapers professionally replaced, binding resewn, and the backstrip is darkened and somewhat stained, but still a nice copy of a very scarce book.

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        Red Star Line / New York - Antwerp (circa 1899)

      Sackett & Wilhelms Litho & Ptg. Co., New York - Vintage Poster, in a large format, by Henri Cassiers. "The Red Star Line", an American-Belgian shipping company founded in Philadelphia, 1871, had become the third largest transatlantic passenger carrier by 1906. Cassiers worked for the company over 25 years, designing their advertising posters, postcards & menus. His distinguished theme of brightly dressed peasants is clean and precise; the colours are flat and bright. This poster has never been folded and has had several edge tears professionally repaired.(see photos) The largest repaired tear extended about 4.5 inches into the center left border,is difficult to see in the photos. Small chips & creases remain around the border outside of the framing area and there are several amateur tape repairs along one edge on the back. Overall, an excellent example of early 20th century lithography and 'shipping art' by this noteable Belgian artist. It must be said that the paper used with this poster is now, somewhat fragile. Every caution will be taken to ship this delicate item securely. Gentle handling and proper archival framing is recommended. Other photos available if required. Inquiries welcome. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Importance of Being Earnest

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First Edition, one of 1,000 copies, though this copy is not numbered. In Very Good condition. Bumping to corners and wear at extremities. Soiling to cloth. Previous owner name and date to front free end paper. Toning to pages. A handsome copy.

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        The Importance of being Earnest: a trivial comedy for serious people

      L. Smithers, 1899. First Edition. nO 11. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1899. First Edition. No 118 OF 1000. 151 pages. No dust jacket. Pale purple cloth boards with gilt decoration. First edition.Pencil name's to the pastedown and free endpapers. Good bright pages. Light foxing and tanning to the endpapers. Good bright pages with light foxing to a few of the pages throughout. Rough cut pages.Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Spine sunned. Boards tanned along edges with a few faint spot marks and faded gilt, slightly warped. Spine sunned. Bright gilt.

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        An Ideal Husband

      Leonard Smithers & Co, London 1899 - One of one thousand copies printed. A lovely, Near Fine copy with trivial soiling on the boards, spine a touch faded and gift inscription/bookplates on the front end papers. Long gift inscription from Richard Todd, famous British stage and film actor who portrayed Viscount Goring in an adaptation of "An Ideal Husband" in the 1960s. Additional bookplate of Joseph Groves as well as a small clipping on Todd's career tipped in on front paste-down. An interesting copy in excellent condition.First performed on the stage in 1895, the year of Wilde's arrest. Despite public appreciation for the play, the run was cut short and the book was delayed four years. Recently adapted to film, starring: Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver, Jeremy Northam, Cate Blanchett and Rupert Everett. A play written by Wilde at the height of his powers. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Portraits of Native Americans.

      Chicago: Privately Printed, 1899. - 32 fine colortypes of portraits of Native Americans (7 portraits each 8 4/8 x 5 4/8 inches; and 25 each 11 x 8 inches), each SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the verso by Burbank. Preserved in a modern pocket binder. Provenance: with Swann Galleries, 16th of June, 2005, lot 271 A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF BURBANK'S PORTRAITS OF NATIVE AMERICANS, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED AT LENGTH BY HIM ON THE VERSOS, including Series A, 1-21, published privately in 1899 as "The Burbank Indian portraits; a collection of portraits of noted Indian chiefs and warriors". Burbank was the nephew of Edward Ayer, historian of Native-American cultures and owner of one of the largest libraries on the subject. The bibliography of his collection became the first comprehensive treatment of the literature of Native Americans. As president of the Field Columbian Museum he commissioned his nephew to create portraits of the leading Native Americans of the time. Burbank became one of the most prominent painters of Native Americans and it is said he produced the only painted portrait of Geronimo taken from life. The paintings are ethnographically correct and are often the only surviving record of the sitter. Beginning in 1897, Burbank lived and painted among the tribes, eventually completing more than 1200 works documenting at least 125 of the nation's tribes in a variety of media. The reproductions offered here are significant for the autograph notes added by Burbank on the versos of the prints. He humanizes his subjects and makes them real. In a lengthy description of Geronimo he notes that "he was most kind to animals and a kindly husband to his sick wife." He goes on to describe how Geronimo took on some his wife's duties, including keeping the house in order."With his first commission to paint Geronimo from life, Burbank travelled to to the reservation of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Once a feared warrior, Geronimo was no longer a threat but was becoming a symbol of the plight of the Indian, by then relocated and confined to reservations. When he met Geronimo and asked to paint his portrait, Geronimo replied "one dollar" and offered Burbank a photograph of himself. Burbank had to explain through an interpreter that he wished to paint the chief, not purchase a photograph of him, and after several compromises between artist and subject, Geronimo conceded; thus began a friendship that allowed Burbank to paint several portraits of Geronimo from life; he was the only artist ever allowed to do so" (Waechter "The Art of Elbridge Ayer Burbank from the Harold and Bonnie Julsen Collection" page 8). In speaking of Chief Kicking-Bear of the Sioux tribe he says, "He wanted me to live with him the remainder of my life. When he was in Washington D. C. the Smithsonian took a plaster cast of his whole body on account of the perfect form of it." Together, an important archive containing insights on the American Indian by one the greatest portraitists of the time. Burbank's portraits now reside in some of the most august institutions in America: Art Institute of Chicago American Museum of Natural History Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - Yale University Butler Institute of American Art C. M. Russell Museum Harvard-Diggins Library Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site - National Park Service Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Museum of the America West Newberry Library Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology - Harvard University Phoenix Art Museum Rockford Art Museum Smithsonian American Art Museum

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Schweizerisches Archiv für Volkskunde / Archives suisses des Traditions populaires. 3. Jhg. 1899 bis 46. Jhg. 1949 fast kmpl.; es fehlen die Jhge. 16, 17 u. 20 sowie 10 Einzel-Nummern [= 34 vollst. Jhge. u. 7 unvollst. Jhge.]. Vierteljahrsschrift. Mit Gesamt-Register.

      Zürich, Druck von Emil Cotti's Wwe.; ab 7. Jhg. Juchli & Beck; ab 10. Jhg. Basel, Verlag der Schweiz. Ges. für Volkskunde, 1899-1949.. Je Jhg. ca. 250-350 S., oft mit Textabb u. Taf. (tls. eingefaltet oder farbig), tlw. auch Noten, Gr.-8°, Illus. O-Karton (Hefte). Fast komplett die ersten 46 Jhge. mit den nützlichen Register-Bänden, welche 1949 veröffentlicht wurden u. ein "Gesamtregister für die Bände 1-45 des [vorl. Archivs], 1-38 der Schweizer Volkskunde u. 33-38 von Folklore Suisse" enthalten (erstellt von Robert Wildhaber) sowie ein Orts- u. Verfasser-Register. Die Hrsg. wechselten über die Jahre, beteiligt waren neben Hoffmann-Krayer (1864-1936), dem Begründer der Gesellschaft, auch: Jules Jeanjaquet, Maxime Reymond, Arthur Rossat, Jean Roux, Hanns Bächtold-Stäubli, Paul Geiger, R.-O. Frick, J.-B. Bertrand, Rob. Wildhaber. - Es fehlen neben den ersten beiden die Jhge. 16 (1912), 17 (1913) u. 20 (1916) sowie Jhg. 14 (1910), Nr. 2 u. 4 / 18 (1914), Nr. 2 / 26 (1925), Nr. 1 / 30 (1930), Nr. 2 u. 3 / 35 (1936), Nr. 4 / 42 (1945), Nr. 2 / 46 (1949), Nr. 3 u. 4. - Bsp. aus dem Inhalt: Luzerner Akten zum Hexen- u. Zauberwesen; Volkstümliches aus dem Frei- u. Kelleramt; Chants patois jurassiens; Volksmedizinisches; Allerhand Aberglauben aus dem Kanton Bern; Les Paniers; Die Hauszeichen u. Tesslen der Schweiz; Les "Foles"; Die Klettgauer- oder Hallauertracht des Kantons Schaffhausen; Die Einsiedler Wallfahrts-Andenken einst u. jetzt; Marques Vaudoises; Aus dem Volksleben des Züricher Unterlandes; Sagen aus Rohrbach; Totentanzlieder; Heilige Längenmasse; Le Theatre populaire en Valais; Volkstümliche Musikinstrumente in der Schweiz; Sprichwortstudien; Contes fantastiques du Jura bernois; Die neuere Entwicklung der Fastnacht in Basel-Land (die überwiegenden Beiträge sind auf deutsch). - Daneben auch immer wieder Bibliographie, Buchbesprechungen, Mitgliederverzeichnis u. jeder Bd. mit Jhgs.-Titel u. Register. - Überwiegend gute Expl., ab u. an etwas stärkere Gebrauchsspuren an den Einbänden; innen immer gut erhalten, meist noch garnicht aufgeschnitten, tlw. papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Die Einbände überwiegend in der dtsch. Variante, manche auch mit dem franz. Titel (der Inhalt ist bei beiden Varianten gleich).

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        AN IDEAL HUSBAND

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight browning to the endpapers, as customary, otherwise a clean copy with mild bumping to the corners and spine tips, some fading to the spine with a rather faint stain, and mild soiling to the covers. Near Fine. Small quarto (7-1/4" x 8-7/8") in original gilt-stamped and decorated lavender cloth with gilt designs by Charles Shannon. Copy #21 of only 100 SIGNED by the author. Wilde's third comedy, very scarce in the limited signed edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Schriftsteller; 1842-1912). Eigenhändiges, 24zeiliges Gedicht 'Ich fragte zu den Sternen' mit Unterschrift: 'Gedichtet den 8./4. 99 / Schiff 'Preussen' Dr. Karl May'. 2 Seiten auf 1 Blatt.,

      1899 - Die früheste bekannte Fassung des Gedichts findet sich im Manuskript zu Karl Mays Kompositionen 'Ernste Klänge' Heft II, die zu seinen Lebzeiten nicht veröffentlicht worden sind. Allerdings schickte Karl May seinem Verleger Fehsenfeld am 7. November 1898 eine Fassung des Gedichts (vgl. Sudhoff/Steinmetz (Hrsg.): Karl May: Briefwechsel mit Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld. 1. Band. 2007. S. 277).- Am 4. April 1899 schiffte sich Karl May (in Begleitung seiner Frau Emma und des befreundeten Ehepaares Plöhn) zum Auftakt seiner großen Orientreise in Genua auf der 'Preussen' (Kapitän Richard Heintze) ein. An Bord schenkte er seiner Tischnachbarin, einer jungen Dame, eine Handschrift des Gedichts (vgl. Sudhoff/Steinmetz: Karl-May-Chronik II, S. 216). Vermutlich handelt es sich dabei um die hier angebotene Handschrift.- Mit der leichten (und bekannten) Textabweichnung: 'Ob in den lichten Fernen' statt 'Ob dort in jenen Fernen'.- Auf handgeschöpftem Papier mit Wasserzeichen 'Tan Linen'. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Der moderne Innenausbau. Originalentwürfe unter Verwertung einheimischer Pflanzenmotive von Haus- und Zimmerthüren, Treppen, Panelen, Plafonds, Vestibülen, Perspectiven etc.

      Stuttgart, Carl Ebner, [1899]. - (2), 60 Tafeln mit Lichtdrucken (6 Lieferungen à 10 Tafeln). Lose in einer Leinenmappe. Imperial-Folio (48 x 36 cm). Gesamtansichten von Zimmern mit zahlreichen Detaildarstellungen von Türen, Treppen, Vestibülen, etc. Jede Tafel trägt die Signatur des Architekten und Herausgeber Richard Dorschfeld. - Die Halbleinenmappe etwas braunfleckig und berieben. Ohne die Schließbänder. Tafeln unbedeutend gebräunt und angestaubt. Abbildungen in tadellosem Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Awakening, The

      Herbert S. Stone & Co. 1899 - Spine a little darkened, but a clean and sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Seattle Book Center]
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        Tennen Moyo Kagami

      1899. TENNEN, Kaigai. Tennen Moyo Kagami (A Mirror of Patterns by Tennen). Edited by Yamada Geiso (Yamada Geisodo Zoban). Five volumes. Contains a total of 187 full-page colour plates. Folio, 370 x 255 mm, original and/or early stitched Japanese wrappers, laid into protective chemise and beige cloth folding box with tan title-label on spine. Kyoto: Unsodo, [1899]. $ 15,000.00 The Tennen Moyo Kagami is a celebrated "pattern book" which was extremely popular from around 1890 to 1930. The "nishiki e" style woodcuts offer polychrome Kimono designs and motifs meant for use on other textiles, etc. There are several portrayals of complete kimonos, folded over a hanging pole, or stretched flat across the page. However, most of the coloured woodcuts offer traditional motifs for kimono sleeves or lower parts of the kimono. The subject matter includes: small animals, flowers, bamboo, birds, butterflies, Japanese fans, maple leaves, landscape river and mountain scenes, and abstract geometric designs. Japanese Pattern Books encompassed everything from "source books for artisans, commercial concerns manufacturing textiles, pottery, lacquered goods, fusuma and the like, to the fine-art book produced with lavish colour prints" (Hillier p. 978). Hillier refers to Tennen as "one of the most adept of pattern-designers" apart from Sekka. The Moyo Kagami by Kaigai Tennen and Kamisaka Sekka's Momoyogusa represent the most outstanding types of their kind ever issued. Both books are virtusoso examples of colour woodblock printing, produced by the most prolific and, according to Hillier, the most expert publisher of the Japanese "pattern book." Some soiling to covers, several of the interleaved protective tissues torn, a few missing. A few creases to ca. a dozen pages, otherwise, a finely preserved, subtly coloured, copy of a book normally found in heavily used and worn condition. Few copies survive intact and in nice condition. Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, pp. 978, 982.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 7. III. 1899.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. "Euer Hochwohlgeboren! Danke herzlichst für die freundliche Einladung, ich würde derselben gerne Folge leisten, bin aber leider ein Nichttänzer und solche Leute werden Sie nicht haben wollen. Sollte dieses kein Hinderniss sein, folge ich der Einladung mit großem Vergnügen [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Columbretes. Prag, Mercy 1895. 4°. 7 Bll., 177 S., mit gefalt. Frontispiz, 24 (1 mont.) Tafeln u. 2 auf Lwd. aufgez. gefalt. Karten in hint. Deckeltasche. OLwd. mit Silberprägung.

      - Beckmann 16 - Hamann 269.- Seltene Monographie der im westlichen Mittelmer, vor dem Küstenabschnitt von Castellon, liegenden Gruppe von vulkanischen Felseninseln, welche nach den Schlangen, die einst dort zahlreich heimisch waren, Columbretes genannt werden.- Die Tafeln mit Ansichten nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers.- Front. verso mit Bleistift:?11.11.1899 Present Seiner Kaiserlich. Hoheit Herrn Erzherzog Ludwig Salvator?.- Ebd. etw. fleckig, innen gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        The River War

      London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1899. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration gilt to spines and front boards, black-coated endpapers. Both volumes separately housed in a navy full morocco book-form folding case, within a blue quarter morocco pull-off case with blue cloth sides and titles gilt to spine. Portrait frontispiece in each volume. 4 illustrated plates and 11 folding maps in volume 1, 2 illustrated plates and 9 folding maps and three non-folding maps in volume 2, and numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text. Contemporary ownership inscription to half-titles. Very light bumping to extremities, both volumes very slightly rubbed and vol. I rear board gently bowed; vol. I with small crease to bottom corner of front free endpaper and half-title with two minute wormholes and negligible foxing. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first or second state - Cohen is ambiguous about the status of the point, a minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE[']) corrected on p. 459 of volume II - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century". DNB also considers The River War a "superb" history; whilst Churchill himself more graphically called it "a tale of blood and war".

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

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

      [Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books - ABAC / ILAB]
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        Full Official History of the War with Spain

      Creore & Nickerson Home Furnishing Co. 1899 - "Sold by Subscription Only." Numerous photos "taken by Signal Service photographers expressly for this work." Front binding repaired and still slightly loose. Pages unmarked and quite bright. Gilt on all three edges, and decorative endsheets. Cover is quite scuffed and worn at edges Top of spine worn and raggedy and spine cover faded but titles still legible. ; 7.8 x10 x 2; 794 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eat My Words Books]
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