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        True Blue Stirring Stories of Naval Academy Life: Clif Faraday in Command or the Fight of His Life

      (New York): (Street & Smith). 1899. First. First edition. Pages browned, with a few short edge tears, else fine in very good pictorial wrappers with some splitting and chipping around the staples. Most likely written by Sinclair while at Columbia University, when he was struggling to get by as an author of dime novels and pulp fiction; this novelette was no. 39 in the "True Blue Stirring Stories of Naval Academy Life" series. Although not listed by Gottesman, possibly one of the approximately 100 pseudonymous dime novels Sinclair wrote in this period while working his way through graduate school (the Fitch pseudonym was shared with Henry Harrison Lewis and Weldon J. Cobb, writing for the same series, so exact authorship is difficult to attribute). Sinclair did not publish under his own name until his 1901 novel Springtime and Harvest. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lyrics of the Hearthside

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Original green-gray cloth, slight edgewear, top edge gilt, corners slightly bumped, inner joint a little weak, offsetting from frontis onto the title page. Spine slightly rubbed, but an attractive Alice C. Morse binding. Signed by Dunbar on the front endpaper. BAL 4925. x, 227pp. Maya Angelou took the title of the first volume of her autobiography, I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, from a line from the final stanza of Dunbar's poem Sympathy, published in this collection: "I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore, When he beats his bars and would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings - I know why the caged bird sings." Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 044859.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        La Photographie, est-elle un art?

      Paris: Hachette, 1899. Original wraps in glassine 26 x 33.5 cm. 50, [51-52] pp. With photogravures by J. Craig Annan, Demachy, Maskell and Kühn. Tissue guards in place. Some plates with one 5 mm. foxed circle in the margins and some other tiny foxed marks. Two Israel Museum library stamps in Hebrew on bottom of title page and last blank with deaccession mark and ink strike out. The Truthful Lens, no. 102.

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        DRACULA , 1899 on Title pg, , 1ST U S EDITION, DOUBLEDAY & MCCLURE, NY, A hard to find copy of Stoker's classic HORROR CLASSIC work

      DOUBLEDAY & MCCLURE, NY, 1899 Title pg has some Ink Writing says Good Book & few pencil notations ,HARDBACK NODustjacket,1899 on Title pg, , 1ST U.S EDITION, EX NY Public LIBRARY , USUAL WEAR RUB, ETC , POOR CONDITION, AS-IS, 378 pgs, NOJACKET,. BROWN CLOTH REBOUND with Gold gilt Titles on Spine Cover & 1899 base Spine cvr ,, Interior tight wear, rub, FOX & numerous blank margins have some small chips or Tape reinforcement repair blank margin tears, pg 11 has chip out 3 3/4 X 2 1/2 IN . TAKING OUT TEXT FOR Btm 13 lines, pg 25-27, 373-376, has small corner chips takes out small amt TEXT, PG 35 & 36, 57 missing text for more than half of page, some other pgs have maybe part of 1 or 2 lin line missing from age & chips,pg 105/106 missing few pencil marks. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Poor/No Jacket. Ex-Library.

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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, first printing, first state of Churchill's second published work. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this book is compelling in every respect. First, of course, is the inherent merit of the work itself. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the first edition of The River War is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. Here is a first edition, first printing, first state set. First state is confirmed by the typographical error on p.459 of Volume II, omitting the single quotation mark following 'LONDON GAZETTE. (See: Cohen, Vol. I, A2.1.a&b, pages 32-42.) Condition is very good overall, the noteworthy feature of this set being unusually clean and complete contents. The contents remain exceptionally bright for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks and a mere hint of spotting is barely discernible, appearing entirely confined to the otherwise clean fore edges. All of the extensive illustrations, maps, and plans are intact, including the frontispieces and tissue guards. This is not a "married" set; both the contents and bindings of both volumes are an exact match in condition. What leads us to grade this set as only "good plus" is the fact that both volumes have been fitted with new endpapers (white, replacing the original black) and the original bindings, though now tight, do show scuffing and wear with some dulling of the spines. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.a, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        Letters to a Mother on the Philosophy of Froebel

      New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1899. First Edition. No. 45 in the International Education Series edited by W. T. Harris. 8vo; (2), x, 311, (1-blank), (2-ads), 11 full-page illustrations & 2 text figures; neat owner's name at top of flyleaf, bookplate removed from front pastedown; original dark green cloth lettered and decorated in red & black; minor rubbing to tips and spine ends else very good. Susan Elizabeth Blow (1843-1916), kindergarten educator, born in St. Louis, was educated at home except for two years at Miss Haines' School in New York City. She lived for a year and a half in Brazil, where her father was U. S. minister, then traveled in Europe where, in Germany, she encountered the kindergarten work of Fiedrich Froebel. With the encouragement of William T. Harris, superintendent of St. Louis schools and central figure of the philosophical group know as the "St. Louis Movement," Miss Blow studied with a disciple of Froebel's widow. This led to her opening the first public school kindergarten in America (Des Peres School, St. Louis) in 1873. She then founded a training school for kindergarten teachers, also the first of its kind in America. Blow lectured extensively on kindergarten matters, including at Teacher's College Columbia during 1905-1909, and had a high position in the International Kindergarten Union. She wrote five books for the International Education Series. LETTERS TO A MOTHER is one of the best statements of her philosophy of "symbolic education". Prominently mentioned or quoted from are, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, John Dewey, William James, Darwin, and Mary Putnam Jacobi. NAW I, pp. 181-182. The Book of Women's Firsts, p. 57. Timelines of American Women's History, p. 177.

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        Die Jagd nach dem Gluck und andere Novellen [The hunt for the Gluck and other stories]

      Germany: Munchen and Mien. [The hunt for the Gluck and other stories] "Received Nobel Prize In 1905 he won a Nobel Prize for lifetime achievement as an epic writer. Quo Vadis (1895) brought him the widest international recognition The story of St. Peter in Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero." Wikipedia Good gray cloth. Decorative titles pastedown on cover. Some wear, soiling, tanning to pages, missing blank ffep. ("Received Nobelpreis Im Jahre 1905 gewann er den Nobelpreis für sein Lebenswerk als Epiker. Quo Vadis (1895) brachte ihm eine möglichst breite internationale Anerkennung Die Geschichte von St. Peter in Rom während der Regierungszeit von Kaiser Nero." Wikipedia Good grauen Tuch. Dekorative Titel pastedown on cover. Einige Verschleiß, Verschmutzung, Solarium Seiten, fehlende Leerzeichen ffep.) 1899, 12mo, 163pp. [1] Scarce title 1 Copy OCLC . Good. Hardcover. 1899. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Index and Appendices

      ONT>1899 - London - Majesty's Stationary Office - Original printed paper blue wraps. Two works from the Indian Currency Committee enhanced with diagrams and graphs. The first is detailed above and the second is entitled;CorrespondenceRespecting the Proposals on CurrencyMade at he Government of IndiaPresented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of her Majesty. East India (Currency)Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are attached. The rear cover of the first item and the front cover of the second are both holding loosely and may fully detach in the post. There is wear to the extremities including rips tot he spine with some loss and a couple of mild marks to the covers. The first item has some chips with loss to the rear cover. Internally the books are generally clean and bright apart from the occasional mild spot. Overall the books are in very good condition bearing in mind the fragile nature of the bindings in the first place. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      T Fisher Unwin, UK 1899 - 1st Edition 1899. Very un-common. The authors first book of short stories and includes an original tipped in signature from the author on his address headed paper. The book is very good++ with slight rubbing to edges. Contents good. Endpapers foxed. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        Orlando Furioso. Illustrato da Gustavo Doré. Con prefazione di Giosuè Carducci.

      Milano, Fratelli Treves Editori, 1899. Illustrato da 85 quadri illustrati e centinaia di disegni di Gustavo Doré. Con prefazione di Giosuè Carducci. In 4to (cm. 35); elegante legatura in tutta pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al piatto e al dorso, nervature al dorso, custodia telata cartonata; pp. XVI, 740, (4). Testo su due colonne. Pagine di guardia decorate. Ottima copia. PAx

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        An Atlas of Representative Stellar Spectra from ? 4870 to ? 3300 Together with a Discussion of the Evolutional Order of the Stars, and the Interpretation of Their Spectra, Preceded By a Short History of the Observatory and Its Work.

      London: William Wesley and Son and Hazell Watson & Viney Ld 1899 - Sole edition. Folio. x, 165, (3) pp. Publisher's beige buckram, red lettered to the spine and upper board, the pencilled ownership inscription of John Evershed to the head of the front pastedown. Neatly recased with subtle repairs to the spine ends, the boards a little marked, a very good copy overall. 12 plates of spectra and another two plates featuring a further 3 illustrations plus other illustrations in the text. A pioneer in astronomical and solar research, by the time of his marriage in 1875 William was already a highly respected scientist. Thereafter, Huggins was ably assisted and intelligently guided by his wife Margaret, who helped organise his studies and introduced him to the benefits of using photography in their research. Coming late in his career, this work provides a fine illustration of their particular branch of astronomy - spectroscopy - the study of the light and radiation emitted by stars through the use of the spectroscope combined with a conventional telescope. The book commences with a history of their observatory at Tulse Hill and a description of their studies, before providing a detailed analysis of the plates. The astronomer John Evershed was interested in astronomy from a young age and would have been very familiar with the Hugginses work. As his own researches progressed, Evershed and Huggins came into direct contact and it was Huggins who proposed the younger man for a senior position at the Kodaikanal Observatory in India in 1906. First as chief assistant and subsequently as director, he overhauled the equipment and techniques employed at the observatory. This work, along with the geographic position and climactic conditions of Kodaikanal, allowed "him to make an outstanding sequence of solar spectroscopic observations", leading "to the discovery of the Evershed effect - a radial circulation of gases in sunspots, which flow outwards at a low level and inwards at a higher level". (ODNB) He was soon made a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, going on to have a long and distinguished scientific career. A scarce copy of an uncommon and fascinating work with an interesting provenance.

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        Zarathustra-Commentar. 4 Bände.

      Leipzig, Haessel, 1899 - 1901.. Erste Ausgabe. 8vo. Dunkelrotes Original-Leinen mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf den Rücken und Deckeln. Schönes Exemplar. - Krummel I, 911. Selten. For further information see in List 26..

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        Serie von 45 schwarz-weiß Fotos der Fez-Fabriken zum 30. Jahre ihres Bestandes 1899 - 1929.

      . Original Fotografie auf Karton.. Innen- und Aussenansichten der Fabriken in Gloggnitz - Niederösterreich, Strackowitz - Tschechien, Niklasdorf, Köszeg - Ungarn, Piseg - Tschechien, Muttenitz - Tschechien, Schönwalde - Schlesien. - Bedeutende Serie aus der Arbeitswelt der Tuchmacher, bzw. Spinnereien, Stickereien und Filzherstellung. Die Fez-Fabriken exportierten ihre Waren bis nach Indien. Bieliegend fünf weitere Fotos, die offensichtlich nicht zur Verwendung kamen. Fotos in Original Ledermappe.

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      NY 1899 - Hand-pulled photogravure. Image size 5 5/8 x4 1/2 inches. Mounted on art paper which is 15 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. Fine. A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 17 from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES ONE, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York. Limited to 150 copies. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in 1899. Charles I. Berg, (1856-1926) was a noted architect, in 1887 he designed the twenty story Gillenger Building, one of New York's earliest skyscrapers. He was a founding member of the Camera Club and served for a long time on the club's print committee.

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        Camp-fires of the Afro-American; or, The colored man as a patriot, soldier, sailor, and hero,in the cause of free America: displayed in colonial struggles, in the Revoluntion, the War of 1812, and in later wars... / by Chaplain Jas .M. Guthrie

      Philadelphia, Afro-American Publishing Co., 1899, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy bound in the original gilt-blocked wine cloth. Rebacked with the original spine cover laid back. Gilt titles to front panel. Bumped corners. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Bright and clean internally, with just some light tanning to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 710 pages; Description: 710 p. incl. illus., plates, ports., front. 23 cm. Subjects: African American soldiers -- African American sailors -- United States -- History, Military. Notes: "Profusely illustrated", including a colour frontis.

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        Pictures from Birdland, with Watercolor

      London & NY: J. M. Dent & E. P. Dutton, 1899. Quarto. (25)pp. First edition. Illustrated with twenty-four chromolithographic plates by Charles Maurice and Edward Julius Detmold. This was the Detmold twins' first book, commissioned by Dent from the brothers when they were fifteen years old. Featured within are a broad range of winged fauna, from the exotic Toucan and Penguin, to the domestic Goose and Pheasant, and the extinct Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Detmolds?' uncle and guardian, Dr. Edward Barton Shuldham, contributed the verses. He notes in his Preface that the rhyming lines are an accessory to the striking and beautiful illustrations, providing light-hearted and entertaining descriptions of the birds for a young audience. Accompanying the book is an elegantly framed watercolor of the Osprey. When sold at Sotheby's in 2003, this and three other illustrations from the book were noted as watercolor drawings. It is our opinion that this is a woodcut printed outline water-color finished by Detmold. The lithograph that appears in the book has slightly different coloration. In The Fantastic Creatures of Edward Julius Detmold, David Larkin notes that the subtle, unusual patterning in the water of the Osprey illustration, in particular, especially shows the influence of Japanese art. The Detmolds' uncle was a prominent collector of Japanese woodblock prints, and one can see the influence that these might have had on the young artists. The Detmolds showed great promise as illustrators from a young age, having their first joint exhibition at age fourteen. Edward especially loved painting animals, which are often featured prominently in his illustrations, especially in his later works of folk tales and fantasy, such as The Arabian Nights. Some rubbing to covers and light wear to extremities, and a few of the descriptions do not correspond with the correct illustrations, the result of a printing or binding error, else a fine copy of this very scarce book.

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

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

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        [Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders] Diverting History of John Gilpin

      London: Guild of Women Binders, 1899. First edition thus. Superb Art Nouveau-style full polished calf binding by the Guild of Women Binders comprising long stem stylized poppies with flying birds and flowing swirls in gilt both covers, spine with gilt title. Binders gilt pallet signed front dentelle. Printed on Japan Vellum with illlustrations throughout by Charles Brock. aid in is original prospectus by the pubisher's explaining the type of binding ("Niger"), dyes and methods used, from "Karlsake & Co." Slight darkening to spine, else near fine.

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      Paris: Piazza & Cie, 1899. First edition. Small Folio. Original blue-grey pictorial wrappers. Number 130 of 330 Copies on 'Velin de Vosges a la cuve.' 26 exquisite and delicately rendered text color plates and 24 illustrations by Gaston de Latenay. With the original scarce folio-sized prospectus in printed wrappers containg three full-page color plates and descriptions of the book. A monumental production, aesthetically Art Nouveau in every way, De Latenay's delicate line and pastel color pallette make this book among the more beautiful of the period. Near fine.

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        Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe from the 16th to the 19th Centuries. In 24 volumes.

      Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son Publishers 1899 - 8vo. Full green leather with gilt design on front and rear panels and on spine. Ten small red leather shield on-lays have been pasted on the spines. On Vols. 2,4, 18, and 20 one of these on-lays is missing or has darkened; on Vol. 1 two on-lays are missing or darkened. This set is No. 42 of 200 numbered sets. Some spines show a little fading or tanning and light wear. Some volumes show edge wear and rubbing. Marbled end-papers. All edges gilt. Printed on Japanese Vellum with many illustrations, including frontispieces. Some are hand-colored and some are in sepia The illustrations are doubled throughout and each has a tissue guard. Weight of the set is 50 lbs. Postage will be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Story Land (Storyland): Hours of Sunshine and Gladness

      Boston, U.S.A. Lothrop Publishing Company 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. Hard Cover 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall. Fair Cox, Palmer and Others

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        Pesen o veschem Olege. Ke stoletiju s dnjom rozdenija Puschkina 26 Maja 1899 goda." V. Vasnecov. OHeft mit OUmschlag u. Schutzpappmappe.

      Moskau, "Imperatorskaja Akademija Nauk [1899] - OUmschlag, 6 S., 4° mit farbigen Abbildungen von V. M. Vasnecov. Als Leporello geordnet. Exemplar fast unbeschädit u. frisch. Manche Büge stellenweise minimal eingerissen. Umschlagsseiten leicht bestaubt u. auf Ecken gering geknickt, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Sehr selten. sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: ru [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Twenty-four Diaries, 1852-1899

      1899 - A collection of diaries spanning nearly five decades by a Centreville, Pennsylvania native, William M. Shriver, who was possibly a Civil War veteran. Twenty-four volumes, small octavo, various bindings (cloth, leather). Generally in fine condition. The brief entries are all written in pencil, with detailed household accounting lists in the back. They are mostly concise descriptions of the weather and the diarist's main activity of the day: working in the store, going to the local tavern, etc. Shriver has signed his name with the location and date in most of the volumes. The years included are: 1852, 1853, 1869, 1870-71, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876-77, 1877-78, 1880-1881, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899. In the 1870 United States Federal Census, there is an entry for a William Shriver of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania with an approximate birth date of 1830. The Civil War holdings of the Pennsylvania State Archives contains the papers and military records of a William M. Shriver of Cumberland County, dating from 1855, 1862-66, 1871-72, 1877-79, 1886, 1891, and 1897. Though there is no definitive evidence that all this refers to the same man, still the possibility exists that the William Shriver born about 1830 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, is the same William Shriver who served during the Civil War, who, in turn, is the author of these diaries. Regardless, the diaries are a good resource for those curious about the daily life of an average citizen in 19th Century America. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Romantische Lieder.

      Dresden/Leipzig, E. Pierson's Verlag, 1899.. 8°. 44 Seiten. Originale Broschur. Oberes und unteres Kapital gering angeplatzt und mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Sonst sehr guter Zustand der überaus seltenen Erstausgabe des Erstlingswerkes von Hesse. Mit etwas späterer, handschriftlicher Widmung von Hermann Hesse: "Zur Erinnerung an die Packtage. August 1912. H. Hesse.". [Wilpert-Gühring 1]

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: an episode of frontier war

      London:: Longmans, Green and Co,, January 1899.. First Silver Library Edition.. Hardcover. VG+. Carries the Preface to the 1898 Second Edition. xvi, [ii], 337, (iii), 32 adverts; with tissue-guarded frontis and the six maps, two of them coloured and folding. Frontis clean, text pages toned as usual with this edition, and there is some foxing to the uncoloured maps: the coloured maps are crisp and bright. First blank leaf bears a faded ownership name, and there are small (non-penetrating) marks to the back of the frontis from former decayed tape (which retained a photograph of the young Winston, now detached and laid in). With the swan-and-ship endpapers of the Silver Library. In the series binding of maroon cloth ruled and titled in gilt, bright and firm, with very light scuffs to upper joint, joint ends, and corners. Very faint spill mark to upper board and short pale hairline mark to back: a particularly nice early copy.

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        La Cour De L' Imperatrice Catherine II Ses Collaborateurs Et Son Entourage. Cent Quatre-Vingt Neuf Silhouettes - Complete in 2 Volumes (Tomes I & II)

      Saint-Petersbourg, 1899. Covers in Poor Condition, INTERIORS IN VERY GOOD++ CONDITION. 60pp, complete with 189 silhouettes, letter-press plates, each with a tissue guard and biographical notes, depicting Catherine the Great's Court, Entourage and Collaborators. Text in Russian and French. In original stiff paper covers, lacking 3 of the leather covers and most of the backstrips, with an occasional edge chip to page [not affecting the silhouettes], occasional exit stamp (ink) dated October 25, 1941. BINDINGS TIGHT, PLATES BRIGHT. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        The Coming Battle - A Complete History of the National Banking Money Power in the United States *FIRST EDITION*

      Chicago W.B. Conkey Company 1899. 483 pages. "In this volume the author endeavors to give an accurate history of the present National Bank System of currency, including an account of the first United States Bank, - both of which were borrowed from Great Britain by those statesmen who, like the father of Sir Robert Peel, believed that a national debt was the source of prosperity. It is believed that the facts adduced in the following pages will be productive of some good, in pointing out the immense evils lurking in that system of banking, - a system which has produced panics at will, and which is the active abettor of the stock gamblers, railroad wreckers, and those industrial tyrants of modern times, the enormously overcapitalized and oppressive trusts. It is sought to point out the great dangers of delegating purely government powers to these greedy monopolists, by which they are enabled to organize a money trust, far more tyrranical than all the other combinations now in existence; and by which they absolutely defy the authority that endowed them with corporate life." - from Introduction. Binding sound. Unmarked. Moderately worn and soiled externally. Only defects are insect damage along exterior of each hinge. Detailed photos available upon request. An ultra-rare first edition copy of this classic and vitally important work. First Edition Hardcover 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall; First Edition. Good

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        Wiener Medailleure 1899.

      Wien, Schroll, 1899.. Ca. 36,5 x 25,5 cm. Titelblatt, 42 Seiten, mit montierten photographischen Abbildungen, 22 Heliogravüren, 3 Autotypie-Tafeln und 67 Autotypien im Text. Grüner Original-Leinenband mit geprägtem Deckeltitel, 4 montierten Eck-Metallknöpfen und 1 montierten Bronze-Plaquette (Frauenbüste, Durchmesser 127 mm) von Anton Scharff.. Aufwendig illustrierte Schrift mit Einführung in die verschiedenen Techniken und Vorstellung der in Wien arbeitenden Künstler. Exlibris, Einband leicht berieben. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Under The Union Jack

      George Newnes, 1899/1900, Softcover (Side-stapled), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First EditionThe batch consists of the first 38 titles published. The first was published on Saturday November 11th 1899 and the last in this collection on Saturday July 28th 1900. The later titles were published under the title " Under The Union Jack The Empire Illustrated". Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). Item Type: Periodical. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Bindings are working loose but fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; ; 19th century; Antiquarian & Collectible; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 70401.

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        A THOUSAND DAYS IN THE ARCTIC: With Preface by Admiral Sir F. Leopold McClintock

      Harper & Brothers, 1899. Cloth. Good. 1st Edition: Vol I xxi, 551pp, Vol II xxii-xv, 580pp. Appendices, indices. Illustrated throughout with over one hundred eighty black & white drawings, plates, 5 maps. Matched set. Original blue cloth over boards with gilt decorative devices to front cover, gilt titling to spine and front covers, top edges gilt. A day-by-day journal of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97). The party established winter quarters at Cape Flora, Franz Joseph Land, and remained there for 3 years. By sheer coincidence, Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen encountered Jackson's camp in June of 1896 during the Fram Expedition, and enjoyed several weeks of generous hospitality (after surviving through the winter on walrus and bear meat). Throughout their stay, the party made sledge journeys in the archipelago, surveyed, made scientific collections, hunted, and described the polar night. Includes a chapter on scurvy. [AB 7943]. "This is an unvarnished tale of a thousand consecutive days spent in the Arctic, printed almost word for word as it was written--while the facts and impressions were fresh in my memory--in our hut, or tent, when on sledging and boating journeys in Franz-Josef Land. It is a simple, true account and statement of facts incident to our life and work there--plain facts, penned by a plain man." (from the author's note). A very important title in early arctic exploration. Shelfware, corners bumped, chipping to spines, some small splits to spines. Moderate foxing, tear to 2 of the 5 folding maps, all maps fragile, staining to creases as expected. An original set, now very difficult to find with the original bindings. Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Inventory No: 2352. .

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

      Leipzig - Wien: Bibliographisches Institut 1899 - HLDr., Vorwort, Begleitungstexte, Tafeln, Fol. HLDr.-Einband mit eingeklebtem Ausschnitt des OHeftes auf Vorderdecke. Einband wenig berieben und bestoßen. Tafeln stellenweise mit OSeidenpapier versehen. Tafel N° I. leicht stock- u. wasserfleckig, sonst frisches u. sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      PAUL OLLENDORFF 1899 - R260134912: 150 pages. Premier plat illustré en monochrome bleu. Quelques illustrations en noir et blanc dans et hors texte par Pinchon. Manque au dos fendu. Premier plat détaché. N°16 de la Collection Ollendorff illustrée. Envoi de l'auteur sur la page de faux-titre : "à M. Jean Jaurès, son admirateur et son reconnaissant confrère, Georges Rodenbach". In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Life and Works of Charles Lamb, in Twelve Volumes (India House Edition): Life by Alfred Ainger; The Essays of Elia; The Last Essays of Elia; Tales from Shakespeare; Poems, Plays & Miscellaneous Essays Vols I & II; Mrs Leicester's School &c , Vols I & II; The Letters of Charles Lamb, Newly Arranged with Additions, Vols I, II, III & IV

      The Lamb Publishing Company, New York, 1899. Limited Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Limited India House edition, #128 of 130 sets printed for subscribers only. Our research shows full-leather and half-leather versions of this edition were printed. Not to be confused with the Elia Edition, of which 480 sets were printed. Very faint scuff marks to boards of a couple volumes, two minor ink spots on spine of vol. 8 spine, otherwise an exceptional set. Twelve finely bound volumes, full mahogany marble calf, gilt titles, elaborate gilt decorations, top edges gilt, deckled fore-edge and page base, marbled endpapers, mezzotint frontispieces, photogravure plates, engraved vignettes of East India House on each title page. A complete collection of Charles Lamb's writings, together with introductory information, notes, and a biography by Alfred Ainger. Includes: Life by Alfred Ainger; The Essays of Elia; The Last Essays of Elia; Tales from Shakespeare; Poems, Plays & Miscellaneous Essays Vols. I & II; Mrs. Leicester's School &c., Vols. I & II; The Letters of Charles Lamb, Newly Arranged with Additions, Vols. I, II, III & IV.

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        The Origin and Official History of the Thirteenth (13th) Battalion of Infantry and a Description of the Work of the Early Militia of the Niagara Peninsula in the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837

      E.L. Ruddy, Hamilton, Ontario, 1899, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, First EditionSize: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall, 88 pages plus 40 pages of glorious vintage ads, primarily for businesses in Hamilton and vicinity - our two favourites being the full-page ad for Labatt's Ales and Porter, and the quarter-page ad for J. Hoodless & Son which features photos of John Hoodless and the late Jos. Hoodless. Neatly handwritten inscription dated Christmas 1899 indicates this copy was presented to Captain A.A. Booker 'With the compliments of Lieut-Colonel McLaren and Officers". Presumably A.A. Booker was a descendant of Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Booker who commanded the Battalion from 1865-1866 when it took part in the Battle of Ridgeway. A full-page photographic portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry McLaren appears on page thirteen. Includes list of officers and the dates of the official gazettes concerning them, and a Record of Rifle Shooting from 1863 to 1899 inclusive. Printed upon coated stock. Marbled endpapers. Handsome bright gilt adornment and lettering upon front board. Usual library markings. Above-average external wear. Hinges and backstrip secured with tape. A worthy association copy of this important work, Former Library Copy

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        The Coming Battle - A Complete History of the National Banking Money Power in the United States *FIRST EDITION*

      W.B. Conkey Company, Chicago, 1899, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, 483 pages. "In this volume the author endeavors to give an accurate history of the present National Bank System of currency, including an account of the first United States Bank, - both of which were borrowed from Great Britain by those statesmen who, like the father of Sir Robert Peel, believed that a national debt was the source of prosperity. It is believed that the facts adduced in the following pages will be productive of some good, in pointing out the immense evils lurking in that system of banking, - a system which has produced panics at will, and which is the active abettor of the stock gamblers, railroad wreckers, and those industrial tyrants of modern times, the enormously overcapitalized and oppressive trusts. It is sought to point out the great dangers of delegating purely government powers to these greedy monopolists, by which they are enabled to organize a money trust, far more tyrranical than all the other combinations now in existence; and by which they absolutely defy the authority that endowed them with corporate life." - from Introduction. Binding sound. Unmarked. Moderately worn and soiled externally. Only defects are insect damage along exterior of each hinge. Detailed photos available upon request. An ultra-rare first edition copy of this classic and vitally important work.

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        L'Autriche Juive

      Paul Dupont, and A. Pierret, Paris 1899 - Quarto. 402pp. Half yellow cloth over marbled paper covered boards, with leather title-label laid on spine. Gold lettering on title-label. Gold-stamped decoration of a skull and a lis flower on spine. Original printed softcovers bound in. Book marker. This is a scarce first edition of a notorious anti-semite work written during the Dreyfus Affair. Some edge wear on binding with soiling on spine. Corners and edges slightly rubbed. Original wrappers age-toned. Paper margin yellowed. Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Lost Lady of Old Years

      London: John Lane at The Bodley Head. 1899, 1899. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth titled and decorated in white, sunned to spine, bumped to extremities. A very good copy. Internally clean and fresh. A handsome copy of a scarce bit of early Buchan.

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        Association Football

      George Newnes Limited, London 1899 - Inscribed on blank free endper '' To my son Walter, who has helped me in my football work N. L. Jackson. 27.10.99 ''. Collation, xii+412pp, 24pp publishers catalogue, 20 full page illustrations. Bound in original publishers green gilt cloth. Cloth very lightly rubbed, a few minor dent or abrasion marks. A very nice clean binding. Internally, occasional very light spot mark. Pages and illustrations clean throughout. A very nice clean signed copy.A48 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MILITARIA. Historique du 2ème Régiment d'Artillerie.

      Librairie Dauphinoise, Grenoble 1899 - Ancien 2ème d'artillerie à pied - 2ème Régiment d'artillerie à cheval - Nouveau 2ème d'artillerie (1720-1898). Grand in-8, 327-CLVVIII pages. Demi chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, couv. et dos conservés. Reliure d'époque. 24 gravures hors texte en noir, 18 gravures en couleurs, 4 planches de reproductions (portraits des Comtes d'Aboville et du Gal. Foy, 63 illustrations dans le texte. Tirage unique à 750 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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