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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a collector-worthy set of the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second book with both noteworthy provenance and bibliographic interest. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition is compelling in many respects. First is the inherent merit of the work itself, which is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Writing about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. The work offers the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Not only a compelling piece of writing, the first edition is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. The large volumes are aesthetically striking, decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. There were only 2,000 copies of the first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. Here is a collector-worthy first printing set, notably clean and unrestored. The boards are exceptional and spine presentation superior, with bright gilt, only minor wear at the spine ends, and just a barely discernible hint of uniform spine toning. We note a single small bump to the Volume II lower front corner and minor wear to the hinges and extremities, with a 3/8 inch abrasion to the Volume II upper rear hinge. The contents of both volumes are complete. The original black endpapers are present, as are all maps, plans, and illustrations, including the tissue guards at each frontispiece. The sole previous ownership marks are those of the original owner from the month of publication, confirming that this is a lifelong mated set. Spotting is mild for the edition, intermittent throughout. Gutter breaks are endemic to the massive volumes of this edition. The Volume I binding remains uncompromisingly firm and tight. The Volume II binding remains intact but tender, showing a cosmetic split at the front endpapers with the mull beneath still fully attached. The sole previous owner name is that of "C. T. Atkinson", inked on both front free endpapers together with the notation "Exeter College, Oxford" and the date "November 1899" - the same month this first printing set was published. Interestingly, the life span of Christopher Thomas Atkinson (1874-1964) closely coincided with that of Churchill. Atkinson was admitted as a Fellow at Exeter College, Oxford, in 1898. During the First World War, Atkinson held the rank of Captain with a posting to the War Office. After the war, Atkinson, who became an eminent historian, wrote the history of the Seventh Division - which counted 68,000 casualties, fourteen VCs, and was called by Great War historian Cyril Falls "One of the greatest fighting formations Britain ever put into the field." Of bibliographic interest is the lack of the publisher's catalogue, typically bound in at the rear of Volume I. Bibliographer Ronald Cohen speculates "I consider that copies without a catalogue were destined for sale in either the American or other overseas markets." (Cohen, Volume I, p.35) Given the definitive domestic British provenance of this set, it seems that the inclusion or omission of the rear catalogue was not simply a matter of export vs. domestic copies. Each volume is housed in a custom preservation case with dark blue leather spine stamped gilt and blind over marbled paper boards with marbled paper interior. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        Through Asia

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1899, 1st American Edition. (Hardcover) xviii,649;xii,[651]-1255pp. Very good. Two volumes Octavo in original gilt lettered blue-green cloth, gilt top edge others uncut, with photogravure frontispieces, plates (some colour) and illustrations from sketches and photographs by the author and two folding colour maps. With two rare prospectus laid in. A popular account of three and a half years exploration in the deserts of Takla Makan and the Lob-nor region, Tsaidam and Southern Tibet from 1893 to 1897. with Prospectus.

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        A spectacular Naval item evoking one of the most famous quotes in military history, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley." Charles V. Gridley posthumously receives a gorgeous certificate for his heroics, signed by Admiral Dewey, the man who uttered those immortal words

      A beautifully engraved document signed, "George Dewey," as President of the Society of Manila Bay, 1 page, 14.5" x 12.5", [no place, no date, but c. May 1899], conferring posthumous membership in the society to Charles Vernon Gridley (1844-1898), commander of the Dewey's flagship, the U.S.S. Olympia, whose name has been completed in manuscript. Light horizontal creases, else fine condition with an intact foil seal of the society and a dark, bold signature. Admiral Dewey immortalized Charles Vernon Gridley on the morning of May 1, 1898, when he ordered the captain to begin the American naval assault on the Spanish fleet guarding Manila Bay. Over the next two and a half hours the ships of the U.S. Asiatic Squadron pummeled the ill-prepared Spanish flotilla, only withdrawing due to low stocks of ammunition. By that point, three Spanish ships were in flames and the Spanish flagship had been nearly blown to pieces after she attempted to charge the Americans. During the

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        Konvolut aus vier Sonderdrucken mit drei eighd. Widmungen. Beinhaltet: Ad 1, Wie schützen wir Kinder vor Misshandlungen und Verbrechen? Vortrag, gehalten am 14. December 1899 im Saale des niederösterr. Gewerbevereines zu Wien. Ad 2, Kindesmisshandlungen. Wiener Erfahrungen. Ad 3, Zur Beurteilung und Behandlung jugendlicher Verbrecher. Sonder-Abdruck aus der "Jugendfürsorge". Ad 4, Die schutzbedürftige Jugend und ihre Wohlfahrt.

      Deuticke - Vernay - Manz'sche,, Wien, 1899 - 4 Hefte. Wien, Deuticke - Vernay - Manz'sche, 1899 - 1908. 24, 11, 15 + 1, 34 +2 S. OBrosch. Mit drei eighd. Widm. und einem Widmungsstempel, davon eine datiert (1: 6.I.1900). - Faltspuren, angestaubt, Gbrsp., ad 4: Ebd. stockfleckig, T. m. St. u. Eckabriss, stärkere Gbrsp. - Wolfring, deren Lebensdaten leider nicht zu ermitteln waren, trat in Österreich für die Gründung einer Vereinigung zum Schutze unglücklicher Kinder nach Vorbildern in Amerika und England ein: der Wiener Kinder-Schutz- und Rettunsgesellschaft sowie später des Pestalozzivereines in Wien. ". Es unterliegt keinem Zweifel, dass sie das öffentliche Gewissen lebhaft anregte, sowie die neueste österreichische Kinderschutzgesetzgebung manchen Impuls von ihr empfangen zu haben scheint." (Zitat nach M. Hainisch und Ariadne - ÖNB). Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Story Land (Storyland): Hours of Sunshine and Gladness

      Lothrop Publishing Company, Boston, U.S.A. 1899 - 35 pages. Delightful collection of children's stories and poems with beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. Charming colour-illustrated front board. Part of the Snowtime Series. Pages yellowed with age. Front hinge weak. Back hinge open. Somewhat above-average external wear and soiling. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Affiche pour la representation de l'opera "Messaline" au Casino de Monte-Carlo, Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 187

      Paris:: L'Imprimerie Chaix,. 1899.. First edition. Print. Fine. A picture of a young woman standing in a doorway with an otherworldly winged being behind her. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner.

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        Missions Belges de la compagnie de Jésus. Congo - Bengale - Ceylan. (15 years).

      Bruxelles, Charles Bulens, 1899. - - 1913. 15 volumes = 15 years. (1899 and 1906 in 12 fascicules) rest hardcovers, half cloth. With illustrations. Very good set, see image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Sourire, 1899-1901 (65 numéros)

      Le Sourire 1899 - 65 numéros in-4, (23x30.5 cm), relié demi-basane, dos à faux-nerf titré, 65 numéros à suivre, tête de série de cette revue, directeur : M. Mery, rédacteur en chef : l'humoriste Alphonse Allais, illustrations en noir et blanc, couvertures conservées ; rousseurs, mors et plats légèrement frottés, usures sur les bordures, assez bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les Evenements De Pontax

      Librairie Conquet Carteret et Cie. Hardcover. Paris, 1899. Quarto, 150 pp. No. 89 of 200. Beautifully illustrated by Henriot / Ecriture manuscrit et aquarelles originales d'apres Henriot. Later cloth binding with leather label, original wraps bound in. Contents excellent with some light wrinkling to edges of pages. A very nice copy. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Tres bon etat. . Very Good. 1899. First Edition.

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        The Orange Girl

      FONT>- London - Chatto and Windus 1899 - An early illustratedcopy of this novel by Walter Besant. Second edition (publisher's adverts dated June 1899). Walter Besant (14 August 1836 9 June 1901), was a novelist and historian who lived largely in London. Illustrated throughout with eight plates by Fred Pegram. With ex-libris bookplate of Walter Besant to front pastedown. Condition: In a decorative orange cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and wear to the extremities. Discolouration to the spine. Hinges are slightly strained, but firm. Internally, binding tender. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with the occasional spot or patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Love and Mr. Lewisham: The Story of a Very Young Couple

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes. (1899). Second edition. Publisher's decorated cloth. Owner's initials on the front pastedown ("E.T."), front hinge a little tender, else near fine. Inscribed by Wells: "Miss Tuckerman in memory of May 13th. H.G. Wells," underscored with a flourish. .

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        La Cuisine classique. Etudes pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l'Ecole Francaise. Ouvrage illustré de 101 planches gravées au lieu de 80 embrassant dans son cadre toutes les prescriptions théoriques, d'après l'ordre et les principes de la grande cuisine. Dix-Septieme Edition.

      Paris, Librairie E. Dentu. Cruel et Fayard Frères, Successeurs 1899 - Due volumi in 4to ; pp. LXIV, 431 ; 523. Mezza pelle coeva, dorsi a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro. Vicaire, 289 per altre edizioni. 5 attached images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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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. Corners a bit bumped, a very good copy. Signed by the author: "Yours sincerely, Julia Ward Howe." Includes the author's "Battle Hymn of the Republic." .

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        The Flowering Plants. Grasses, sedges & ferns of Great Britain and their allies the club mosses, horsetails, &c. New edition revised by Edwards Step. Illustrated with three hundred and fiftheen coloured plates figuring upwards of 1500 species.

      London, F. Warne & Co., 1899-1900. 4 volumes. Royal 8vo (240 x 160mm). With 319 chromo-lithographed plates and 4 plain plates of botanical details. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines. A popular and attarctively illustrated work. The illustrations are by the author and did much to interest the general public in the British flora.

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        Les rayons de Röntgen et le Diagnostic de la Tuberculose.

      . Paris, Librairie J.-B. Bailliere, 1899, 8°, 93, (1) pp., 9 Abb.; Librairie J.-B. Bailliere & Fils, (1908), 16 pp.; orig. Pappband.. Erste Ausgabe, späterer Abdruck! - "Erste Reihenuntersuchung auf Lungentuberkulose! - "Ce travail fut presente, sous forme de Rapport, au IVe Congres pour l'etude de la Tuberculose, le 29 juillet 1898, a Paris.." - Antoine Louis Gustave Beclere (1856-1939 ) der "Vater der französischen Röntgenologie", in dem von ihm aus eigenen Mitteln im Hospital Tenon eingerichteten Röntgenlaboratorium organisierte er Ende 1897 die erste Vorlesung für medizinische Röntgenologie in der Welt. Schon ab 1897 ließ er allen Patienten seiner Station bei ihrer Einlieferung systematisch die Lungen durchleuchten; dies war die erste echte systematische Untersuchung auf Lungentuberkulose, Er setzte sich vehement dafür ein, dass die Röntgenologie beziehungsweise Radiologie nur unter ärztlicher Aufsicht angewandt werden dürfe. Ab 1902 widmete er sich auch der Krebspathologie und Therapie mit Röntgenstrahlen und konnte bald Erfolge beim Brustkrebs, bei Uterusmyomen, bei Erkrankungen des Verdauungskanals und erstmals 1908 bei der Bestrahlung von Hypophysentumoren vorweisen. - Beclere hat die radiologische Entwicklung stets auch außerhalb seines Heimatlandes verfolgt und privat sowie auf Kongressen engen Kontakt mit Fachkollegen gepflegt. Er war Inhaber hoher in- und ausländischer Auszeichnungen, Titel und Orden (unter anderem Ehrenpräsident der von ihm 1908 gegründeten Societe de Radiologie Medicale de France, Kommandeur der Ehrenlegion, seit 1928 Alterspräsident der Academie de Medecine, Präsident des 3. Internationalen Radiologenkongresses 1931 in Paris).

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        Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches

      London, David Nutt, , 1899. Octavo, original sage green cloth, title gilt to spine and in white to the upper board, top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial title page. A little rubbed, spine a touch sunned, endpapers lightly browned, text-block mildly toned, overall a very good copy. First edition. The work of a Philadelphia-born journalist and folklorist, Aradia, a study of the persistence of "la vecchia religione" in Italy, was claimed by its author to have been based on a manuscript account obtained from "Maddalena", a Florentine fortune-teller and witch. Although the subject of continuing controversy, the text undeniably exercised a persuasive influence over Gerald Gardner in the development of his ideas of witchcraft, and is widely considered to be the foundation text of modern wicca and stregheria. This original edition is extremely uncommon.

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        THE GOLLIWOGG IN WAR! Verses by Bertha Upton

      Longmans 1899 - First edition. Landscape 4to. Cloth backed pictorial boards. A very good copy, with some of the usual rubbing to the extremities and a little edge wear to some of the later pages. Generally clean and bright. Patterned endpapers and many full page colour plates. There are also small line drawings printed in brown on the text pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DEN AELDRE EDDAS GUDESANGE. Tegninger af Lorens Frölich.

      . Saertryk i XXV. Eksemplarer paa Kunstnerens firsindstyveaarige Födselsdag XXV. Oktober MDCCCC. Med Forlaeggerens tilladelse trykt i Fagskolen for Boghaandvaerk. Kbhvn. 1899-1900. 33 blade. Tvaerfol. Priv. hlvldr. med rygforgyldning. * Raekkefölgen er saa vidt mulig den samme som i bogen; enkelte i vaerket ubrugte vignetter ere her medtagne.<br>Ekspl. nr. 22. Knud Scavenius' ekspl..

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        Universite de Berkeley, San Francisco (Californie): Concours Phoebe A. Hearst Pour les Plans de Reconstruction de l&#39;Universite--1er Prix Projet de E. Benard

      Paris: Charles Schmid. no date (ca. 1899). Hardcover. Fair. RARE! Hardcover with gray cloth boards, ca. 1899, folio, unpaginated, illustrated with 12 halftone plates on 11 pages. Book fair with foredges of cloth removed from boards and fraying, cloth discolored and soiled, title band on spine 90% worn off, wear to spine ends and hinges rubbed, binding tender and cracking, previous owner&#39;s stamp to front pastedown, endpapers foxed and toned, plates show mild general soil and toning. No DJ. THIS LARGE, HEAVY BOOK WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEES.

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        An Antarctic Mystery

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1899. 8vo. 336 pp. Very Good, Beige Decorative Cloth with sun-fading, stains, edge wear, & rubbing on boards; spine slanted; boards slightly loose; minor shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle; signed dedication to previous owner on FFEP. Mylar Jacket. Illustrations. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. First US Edition.

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        A Pictorial Description of Broadway.

      New York: The Mail & Express Co., 1899. - Oblong narrow folio, (6 x 17 inches). Advertisement (a bit toned throughout). 37 chromolithographed sheets, printed on both sides. Original publisher's pictorial paper wrappers (covers detached, one or two chips). First edition. A series of beautiful chromolithographs that chronicle the main thoroughfare of Broadway "from Steamship Row and Bowling Green to 59th Str." (Holden). Gray calls it a precursor to the photographic books that became popular after the turn of the century, commenting that it "forms a baseline, however unsatisfactory, for documentation of that street" (Gray, ed. p. iii). The Mail & Express Company was the publisher of the Evening Mail, a New York City daily newspaper. This is an important block-by-block record of what Broadway looked like at the turn of the 20th century. "Established in 17th-century Dutch New York, Broadway grew with the city, not only as a thoroughfare but as a conveyance of an expanding city, carrying progress with the tide of time, section by section, with each part reinventing itself after the older Broadway and New York moved on It was Broadway that carried the growing city. Broadway's expansion took it to the environs of Columbus Circle as the city was preparing to unify itself in the 1890s, but anticipating the next century's growth, outlying paths known as the Boulevard and the Bloomingdale Road were rebuilt, widened, and made part of Broadway" (Gabrielan, p. 7). Randall Gabrielan, "Along Broadway." Christopher Gray, ed. "Fifth Avenue, 1911, from Start to Finish in Historic Block-by-Block Photographs." Holden 1944. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a collector-worthy set of the first edition, first printing of Churchill&#39;s second book with both noteworthy provenance and bibliographic interest. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition is compelling in many respects. First is the inherent merit of the work itself, which is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Writing about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. The work offers the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Not only a compelling piece of writing, the first edition is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. The large volumes are aesthetically striking, decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi&#39;s tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. There were only 2,000 copies of the first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. Here is a collector-worthy first printing set, notably clean and unrestored. The boards are exceptional and spine presentation superior, with bright gilt, only minor wear at the spine ends, and just a barely discernible hint of uniform spine toning. We note a single small bump to the Volume II lower front corner and minor wear to the hinges and extremities, with a 3/8 inch abrasion to the Volume II upper rear hinge. The contents of both volumes are complete. The original black endpapers are present, as are all maps, plans, and illustrations, including the tissue guards at each frontispiece. The sole previous ownership marks are those of the original owner from the month of publication, confirming that this is a lifelong mated set. Spotting is mild for the edition, intermittent throughout. Gutter breaks are endemic to the massive volumes of this edition. The Volume I binding remains uncompromisingly firm and tight. The Volume II binding remains intact but tender, showing a cosmetic split at the front endpapers with the mull beneath still fully attached. The sole previous owner name is that of "C. T. Atkinson", inked on both front free endpapers together with the notation "Exeter College, Oxford" and the date "November 1899" - the same month this first printing set was published. Interestingly, the life span of Christopher Thomas Atkinson (1874-1964) closely coincided with that of Churchill. Atkinson was admitted as a Fellow at Exeter College, Oxford, in 1898. During the First World War, Atkinson held the rank of Captain with a posting to the War Office. After the war, Atkinson, who became an eminent historian, wrote the history of the Seventh Division - which counted 68,000 casualties, fourteen VCs, and was called by Great War historian Cyril Falls "One of the greatest fighting formations Britain ever put into the field." Of bibliographic interest is the lack of the publisher&#39;s catalogue, typically bound in at the rear of Volume I. Bibliographer Ronald Cohen speculates "I consider that copies without a catalogue were destined for sale in either the American or other overseas markets." (Cohen, Volume I, p.35) Given the definitive domestic British provenance of this set, it seems that the inclusion or omission of the rear catalogue was not simply a matter of export vs. domestic copies. Each volume is housed in a custom preservation case with dark blue leather spine stamped gilt and blind over marbled paper boards with marbled paper interior. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        One of the earliest examples of a Calvin Coolidge letter that we have seen, written only a year after he began his private law practice in Northampton, Massachusetts!

      Autograph Letter Signed "Calvin Coolidge Jr.", 1 page, 8.5" x 11", on his law office letterhead, Northampton, Massachusetts, August 21, 1899 to Charles H. Dunning concerning the settlement of an estate. Expected folds, light toning and soiling, else fine condition.An unusually early ALS from the future President: "Mr. Addis is authorized to settle for Eelsan's share in the Estate. I went over the matter with him and we found that a dividend came due at the Cooperation on May 1 of some $30, and I think perhaps we figured the tools rather low at $20. When I figured his share at $138.95 I did not have in mind the May 1 dividend ?" that would probably come in. I think 145 is about what the share would be now with accrued interest..."After apprenticing with the Northampton law firm of Hammond & Field, the Vermont-born Coolidge was admitted to the bar in 1897, opening his own law office the following year. The same year, he embarked on his political career b

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        The Spanish-American War Volunteer: Ninth United States Volunteer Infantry Roster and Muster Biographies Cuban Sketches

      Camp Meade, Middletown, Pa.: Published by the Author. 1899. First. Second edition, revised and enlarged three months after the first. Tall octavo. 224pp., frontispiece, charts and rosters, illustrated from photographs. Gray decorated cloth. Substantial bump at the bottom of the front board and a bit of soiling and edgewear, modest cracking at the edges of the hinges at the frontispiece, still a nice, very good copy. Unit history of an African-American regiment in the Spanish-American War, written by the unit&#39;s Chaplain, a Rhode Island-born African-American. Uncommon. .

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        Kitai. Graschdanskoje i ugolownoje sakonodatelstwo (China. Civil and PenalLegislation; entirely in Cyrillic).

      St. Petersburg, W. Kirschbaum, 1899.. Small folio (30 : 20 cm). (2), 51 p., 4 letterpress tables. Contemporary red three-quarter calf with green cloth-covered boards, title-lettering (in French) gilt to front cover, glazed marbled endpapers.. An abridged account of the penal code of the Qing (1644-1912), the last imperial dynasty of China. Main source is Thomas Staunton's ,Ta-Tsing-Leu-Lee, being the fundamental laws ... of the Penal Code of China' (in the French edition of 1812). After a historical introduction theauthor translates the headings of the seven parts and 436 sections into which Staunton divided the code. The tables are statistical. Kozlov (1853-1906) was ,polkownik' (colonel) of the Tsarist army and married to a daughter of general Alexander Suvorov. Also in 1899 he published a biographical sketch of his father-in-law, ,Souvorow et ses portraits'. - Not in Cordier, Sinica; no copy located in Western libraries. - Some chafing to upper cover; a fine, large copy.

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        Gedichte von Hedwig von Savigny Ordensfrau vom hl. Herzen Jesu mit einem Abriß ihres Lebens.

      Druck von Peter Kreuer, Frankfurt a. M., 1899. Leinen, altersbedingt sehr guter Zustand, 99 S., 11*15 cm. im Vorblatt handschriftliche Widmung mit Signierung von einem Mitglied der Savigny-Familie

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        Encyclopedie des travaux publics - Cours de navigation interieure de l'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees - Rivieres a courants libre - Rivieres canalisees - Canaux

      - Paris et Liege, librairie Polytechnique Beranger, 1899-1917, 1903 et 1904. 3 volumes au format 16x24 cm, demi reliure cuir, dos lisse, titre et filets dores sur le dos, XI+479, X+505, XIV+579 pages. Cachets ronds de bibliotheque sur les pages de titre. Tres bel ensemble, rare.Tres bon etat. En trois tomes distincts, Rivieres a courants libres, Rivieres canalisees, Canaux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pensées et Fragments inédits de Montesquieu (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Imprimerie de G. Gounouilhou 1899 - Publiés par le Baron Gaston de Montesquieu, 2 vol. fort in-8 carré br. sous couverture rempliée, Imprimerie de G. Gounouilhou, Bordeaux, 1899-1901, xxxiv-541 ; 655 pp. Complet. Introuvable exemplaire bien complet de cette splendide édition, publiée sur une magnifique papier vergé. Etat satisfaisant (couv. frottées et une salie, avec mq. importants, surtout au second plat du tome 1, parfait état intérieur) pour cet exemplaire méritant d'être établi dans une reliure de qualité. Prix en l'état. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Illustrated pocket Shakespeare, complete with glossary [8 volumes].

      David Bryce and Son 1899. Hardcover Book Condition: Very good Jacket Condition: No Dj cover VGC.David Bryce and Son,1899.The Illustrated Pocket Shakespeare in 8 volumes(I to VIII) with complete glossary, carefully edited and compared with the best texts.Pocket sizes red hardbacks(gilt lettering to the spine,small nicks,dents and light shelf wear on the covers and spine) in VGC, no Dj as issued.Illustrated with b/w plates.Edited by J. Talfourd Blair.Nice and clean pages with some foxing marks,ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,gilt edges on the outer edges of the pages,small foxing marks,creases and ink marks on the edges of the pages.The books are in VGC for its age with some shelf wear.4048pp(total) including List of illustrations,glossary.A collectable 8 volume set.. Illustrated Pocket edition

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        Grey Weather: Moorland Tales of My Own People

      London: John Lane/The Bodley Head 1899 - Scarce 1st edition hb in publisher decorated green cloth boards with all edges untrimmed, no inscriptions & attractive bookplate of 'Maud Ernestine Gladstone' on fep. Slight browning to spine, minor wear & 1 closed tear on ffep - otherwise all 297pp. clean & tight. (5.25 x 8")

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE EST-ELLE UN ART?

      Hachette & Cie., (Paris) 1899 - Folio, 50 pp., (1), plus seven hand-pulled photogravure plates with tissue guards. Text is further illustrated with over 40 additional photo-illustrations. Occasional foxing to the blank margins, not effecting the images. Illustrated wrappers with photogravure vignettes on the front and rear wrappers, which are moderately soiled and rubbed. In all, this remains a very good example of a rare book. This anthology contains gravures after negatives by Annan, Boissonas, Demachy, Kuhn, Maskell, Puyo, and others. "Later collected by Alfred Stieglitz, the work of Annan, Demachy, Kuhn, and Puyo influenced his Photo-Secession esthetic." The Truthful Lens, No. 102. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Complete Works of Robert Browning (Lovely Leather Binding | Complete Poems & Poetry | Twelve Volumes Complete)

      George D. Sproul, New York 1899 - FIRST EDITION thus. The Dulwich Edition. Twelve (12) Volumes complete. Limited Edition. #46 of 750 copies. Three quarter dark brown morocco leather with raised bands and gilt lettering. The spines have faded to a golden brown for most of the volumes. Top edge gilt. A lovely set of Browning for the collector. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall a VERY GOOD set. Photos available upon request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Metropolis: Memorable Events of Three Centuries, 1600-1900 from the Island of Mana-Hat-Ta to Greater New York

      New York: D. Appleton. (1899). First. Oblong folio. Full leather gilt embossed with map of Manhattan. Front fly lacking, half-title detached but present, rubbing at the joints, but a sound and otherwise very good copy. .

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        VERSAILLES.

      1899-1900 1899 - Materia: Arquitectura de Versalles en un libro antiguo monumental con varias tecnicas de grabado y una encuadernación artistica. Publicación: Tours: A. Mame et Fils.,1899-1900 Descripción fisica: Gran Folio (42,5 x 32,7 cm.) 2 vols. XV p., 308 p., = 5 h., 297 p. + 75 grabados con distintas tecnicas. Holandesa puntas de época con dorados en el lomo, corte superior pintado de oro. Exlibris de Ysabel Sanchez de Movellan. Conservación: Buen estado. Leves puntos de óxido en algunas hojas. Encuadernación algo rozada en los cantos. Buen ejemplar. Revisado completo de texto y de grabados. Notas Preciosa obra ilustrada con diferentes técnicas de grabado, algunas ilustraciones en color. Una de las obras más lujosas de A. Mame et Fils y posiblemente la obra más bonita sobre Versalles.

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        Adrian Rome

      Methuen & Co, London 1899 - Hardcover. Quite scarce and a rare presentation copy. Inscribed "Hugh T. Chilcott d.d. Arthur Moore 2nd May '99." Dowson and Moore wrote two unsuccessful novels together, this and A Comedy of Masks. Dowson, one of the Decadents, remains the better known of the two and is remembered for his poetry. His lines, "the days of wine and roses" and "gone with the wind" have had lasting influence. He died of alcoholism in 1900 at the age of thirty-three. Bound in original blue cloth with gilt authors and title to spine and front cover. The spine and cover also have a lovely filigree gilt design. Slight bumping and very small strip of cloth missing along top of spine. Interior is bright and clean. 364 pages plus 39 page publisher's catalog dated February 1899. LIT/061312. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des doctrines economiques.

      Paris, Librairie de la Societe du recueil general des lois et des arrets et du Journal du palais, L. Larose; Lyon, Auguste Cote, 1899.. Octavo. Pp. 512. Hardcover, half pebble-grained cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt, blank shelf label. In about fine condition (old institutional stamps). Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Joseph Rambaud (1849-1919), professor of political economy. Later editions appeared in 1902 and 1909. English translation, by Selden Goodwin Noyes, "Socialism: being book IV of the Histoire des doctrines economiques by Joseph Rambaud", appeared in 1900. OCLC 7730235; 6497546. Scarce..

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

      Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London First Edition . 1899. - First edition hard back binding in half dark brown leather covers, five raised bands to the spine with gilt title lettering, top edge gilt, marble end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xviii] 382 printed pages of text, fold-out map to the rear. Sun fading to the spine, light foxing to the end leaves and in Very Good tight and sound condition. Smith played first-class cricket for Oxford University and Surrey, was educated, from 1886 to 1892, at Charterhouse School, one of the principal nurseries of the Association Football game, and learned many of the skills that subsequently brought him fame while boarding at the school. Smith captained the England team on at least 13, and possibly as many as 16, occasions (early records are inexact) between 1896 and 1901, winning at least eight games, possibly as many as ten, and drawing two. Smith retired from football shortly after his final international appearance and became joint headmaster at Ludgrove School, a preparatory school in Barnet recognised as one of the principal feeder institutions for Eton College. His fellow headmaster, Arthur Dunn - who had founded Ludgrove in 1892 - was another noted amateur footballer and had also played as centre-forward for England. Dunn died, aged only 41, a few months after Smith joined the school, and thereafter G. O. shared his duties with his fellow Corinthian, England captain, and great friend, William Oakley. He also taught, from 1918 at Sunningdale Preparatory School and died, aged 71, in retirement at his home in Hampshire. Ludgrove Prize Plate inside dated December 18th, 1906, SIGNED 'G. O. Smith.' Member of the P.B.F.A. SPORT [Football] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Shervintons. Soldiers of Fortune. Shervinton of Madagascar, Shervinton of Salvador and Tom Shervinton, N.N.C.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1899 - Octavo. Original aqua cloth title gilt to the upper board and spine, trophy of African arms in black to the upper board, top edge gilt. others uncut. A very good copy, spine a little sunned, small splash mark to the lower board. Portrait frontispiece and 5 other plates, 2 maps. First Edition. Attractive and far from common family memoir. The majority concerns Charles Robert Shervinton who served with the native infantry in Ekowe, later obtaining a commission in the Cape Mounted Rifles and rising to major, in which rank he served under Carrington in the Basuto War. In 1884 he went to Madagascar becoming commander of the Malagasy army and leading it in its fated campaign against the French Expeditionary Force in 1895. He committed suicide in London in 1898. His brother William Shervinton fought as a freelance for Guetamala in its war against Nicaragua. As often, this is a family copy with a gift inscription from Isabel Shervinton. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        19th CENTURY HANDWRITTEN HAND-DRAWN MANUSCRIPT BOOK - BIRDS OF BRITAIN - 378 DIFFERENT BIRDS MINUTELY DETAILED

      England 1899 - Remarkable handwritten and hand-drawn [5 plates of bird anatomy] work, by Gregory Haines, detailing 378 birds familiar to Great Britain. Meticulously penned, citing descriptions, foods, flight path, nests and nesting, frequents and anecdotel information.Though unsigned, there is a letter of provenance dated 1957 identifying Mr. Haines and the route the book has taken in it's earlier days taped onto fep. The book contains a re-order form from the stationer '189_' being on the order form. This heavy, thick book is in very good condition save for bumping to the tips and a split at the upper front gutter. A sensational contribution by Mr. Haines on the history and identification of the birds familiar to the British Isles. Full copyright belongs to the new owner. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        THE RACING CALENDAR, RACES PAST, 1885-1899 (INCOMPLET)

      The Publisher's Office, London 1899 - RO40152477: 8 tomes de 800-1000 pages chacun. Années 1890-93, 1895-97 maqnuantes. Pièces de titre noires et rouges sur les dos, avec titre, date et filets dorés. Dos et plats frottés avec épidermures sur les dos. From the volume 113th to the volume 127th. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos très frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE RIVER WAR [TWO VOLUME SET] An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.. Very Good+. 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight spotting to volume two. Occasional foxing. Previous owner&#39;s name on first blank page in both volumes ; An excellent edition of a set seldom found in this condition. Numerous maps, plans, and illustrations; 8vo; xxiv,462 xiv,499 pages .

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        WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES

      London and New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,. 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-328 [329] [330-332: blank] [note final leaf is a blank], three inserted plates with illustrations by H. Lanos,. original red cloth, front and spine panel stamped in gold.. Touch of wear to cloth at spine ends, spine panel a trifle age-. darkened, hairline cracks along inner front hinge (which is still. firm), some light foxing to endpapers, vertical crease to leaf U4. (apparently a paper flaw, not abuse), still a very good, attractive. copy. For some reason, this novel is less often found signed or. inscribed by Wells than his other pre-1900 scientific romances. A. nice association. (#101365). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Wells on half title leaf: "W. Pett Ridge / (Scoundrel) / From H. G. Wells." William Pett Ridge (1860- 1930) was a journalist and minor novelist, part of the PALL MALL GAZETTE crowd, and one of the principal authors in the cockney school of fiction. According to Wells, this novel depicts "our contemporary world in a state of highly inflamed distention." "Whatever actual future history may unfold, the shadow of Wells&#39;s frightening visions has lain dark over the most influential current science fiction for nearly a century ... its disturbing images recur again and again ... WE ... BRAVE NEW WORLD ... NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, and in the whole tide of nightmare fiction that followed Hiroshima." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2459- 62. "... a vividly exciting story." - Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, p. 27. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-165; (1981) 1-174; (1987) 1- 106; (1995) 1-106; and (2004) II-1235. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2332. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 803. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 25. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 202. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 228. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1176. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 120. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 78. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15114. Currey (2002), p. 426 (binding A). Hammond B6. Wells 15. Wells Society 15.

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        GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS With Numerous Full-Page Colour-Plates after Paintings in Water-Colour by Maud Humphrey and with Illustrations in Black-And-White Together with New Stories and Verses by Mabel Humphrey

      Frederick A. Stokes Company, NY 1899 - Eleven chromolithograph variant; Moderate rubbing at edges and corners; quite rare ; Chromolithographs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES

      London and New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,. 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-328 [329] [330-332: blank] [note final leaf is a blank], three inserted plates with illustrations by H. Lanos,. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Several small, faint spots on spine panel (appears to be some minor. foxing), else a fine, bright copy. An uncommon book in this. condition. (#80386). First edition. According to Wells, this novel depicts "our contemporary world in a state of highly inflamed distention." "Whatever actual future history may unfold, the shadow of Wells&#39;s frightening visions has lain dark over the most influential current science fiction for nearly a century... its disturbing images recur again and again ... WE ... BRAVE NEW WORLD ... NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, and in the whole tide of nightmare fiction that followed Hiroshima." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2459- 62. "... a vividly exciting story." - Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, p. 27. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-165; (1981) 1-174; (1987) 1- 106; (1995) 1-106; and (2004) II-1235. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2332. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 803. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 25. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 202. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 228. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1176. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 120. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 78. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15114. Currey (2002), p. 426 (binding A). Hammond B6. Wells 15. Wells Society 15.

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        PHAROS THE EGYPTIAN

      London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited,. 1899. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 9-376 [377-384: ads], twelve inserted plates with illustrations by John H. Bacon,. original pictorial dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed.. Pencil ownership signature on front free endpaper. Endpapers. darkened, else a near fine, bright copy. A very nice copy and scarce. in this condition. (#130216). First edition. "Supernatural fantasy; ancient black magician and hypnotist, after being revived, loosens plague upon the world, but is defeated by ancient gods." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 102. "The most luridly inventive of Boothby&#39;s melodramas ..." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2- 19. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 230. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 127. Bleiler (1978), p. 27. Reginald 01629. Hubin (1994), p. 87. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 9.

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