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        An Original Handwritten Letter in ink signed by Maxfield Parrish (ALS).

      August 15th. - A Unique letter by one of America's greatest illustrators of classics and children's books. Parrish letters are quite scarce. In 1899, publisher John Lane of London and New York asked Parrish to illustrate Kenneth Graham's books GOLDEN AGE (1899) and DREAM DAYS (1902). The international success of these wonderful children's classics brought Parrish still another major publisher: Charles Scribner and Sons in New York who published three of this century's best loved children's books. The Scribner books: Eugene Field's POEMS OF CHILDHOOD, (1904), Nora Smith and Kate Wiggins ARABIAN NIGHTS (1909), and the crown jewel of Parrish illustrations, Louise Saunders KNAVE OF HEARTS (1925) remain to this day the best known of the Parrish illustrated books. Maxfield Parrish Writes: "Replying to your letter of August 13th, I believe there will be some signed reproductions of my work at The Fair. There will also be some originals + sketches which, if last year's custom is followed, will be sold at auction. Howard Hart of Plainfield N.H. who has The Fair in charge, will no doubt give you any information you may desire, as to prices, etc. Very truly yours: Maxfield Parrish: August 15th." Splendidly clear and bright. Written in black ink on a sheet of laid paper (8.5" x 5.5") which has been folded in fourths, with watermark: "BERKSHIRE, LINEN, USA" and laid-paper lines showing when held up to the light. The black ink is very dark and clear with the exception of a few words which are lightly faded. A delightful letter in Parrish's splendidly precise calligraphic hand. A Unique letter by one of America's greatest illustrators of classics and children's books. Parrish letters are quite scarce. In 1899, publisher John Lane of London and New York asked Parrish to illustrate Kenneth Graham's books GOLDEN AGE (1899) and DREAM DAYS (1902). The international success of these wonderful children's classics brought Parrish still another major publisher: Charles Scribner and Sons in New York who published three of this century's best loved children's books. The Scribner books: Eugene Field's POEMS OF CHILDHOOD, (1904), Nora Smith and Kate Wiggins ARABIAN NIGHTS (1909), and the crown jewel of Parrish illustrations, Louise Saunders KNAVE OF HEARTS (1925) remain to this day the best known of the Parrish illustrated books. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        The Emperor's Candlesticks

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1899. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. This is the second book (and first novel) by the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, which first appeared as a play in 1903 and was later released as a novel. This book is a tale of jewels, intrigue, and high Russian society. It is scarce in this condition. The author, Baroness Orczy (1865 - 1947), was born in Hungary and grew up in London. Very good plus in original tan cloth boards with brown title to spine and front board. Minor wear to edges and spine ends. Light rubbing to boards. A few spots of foxing to the interior, else very clean. Bookplate of book collector, Mark Samuels Lasner, is tipped in on the front paste down. 288 pages. LIT/050109.

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        Karte des Deutschen Reiches (in 27 Karten und 1 Titelblatt) im Massstab von 1:500000, unter Redaktion von C. Vogel ausgeführt in Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt,

      Gotha, Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt [1899-1903].. DAS VORLIEGENDE EXEMPLAR IST IN DIESER AUSGABE MIT 27 KARTEN UND EINEM ZUSÄTZLICHEN TITELBLATT (mit Schrift u. Zeichen-Erklärung) VOLLSTÄNDIG die 27 Karten (und ein weiteres Titelblatt) sind farblithographiert und 8-fach zusammengelegt und original auf Leinen aufgezogen; jede Karte trägt außen eine kleine farbige Ausschnitts-Übersicht. Auf dem Leinen-Einschub befindet sich zusätzlich eine farbige Gesamtkarte, die die Nummern der einzelzenen Kartenabschnitte zeigt. Bei den Karten handelt es sich um Blätter, die Vermerke hinsichtlich des Druckdatums zwischen 1899 - 1903 tragen jede Karte im Format 39x46; untergebracht in einer rot-braunen Ganzlederkapsel; es handelt sich dabei um eine hochwertige Buchattrappe (mit goldgeprägtem Reichsadler auf Buchrücken und Vorderdecke) im Format (18x23x8) bei der das Kartenbündel in einer Aussparung im Oberschnitt versenkt wird (der Kartenstapel befindest sich in einer zusätzlichen Kartentasche,. SEHR SELTENE UND GESUCHTE AUSSTATTUNG dieser Kartensammlung in einem ordentlichen Exemplar (mit lediglich unbedeutrendem Berieb), lediglich die Karten zeigen normale Gebrausspuren; Espenhorst 2.8.2.3.

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

      L'Imprimerie Chaix,, Paris: 1899 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Exposition Universelle de 1889 Le Pays des Fees Jardin Enchante, Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 181.

      L'Imprimerie Chaix,, Paris: 1899 - An image of an enormous woman dancing over a cityscape. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jeanne Darc Sarah Bernhardt, Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 174.

      L'Imprimerie Chaix,, Paris: 1899 - Joan of Arc holding a banner in a hail of arrows. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. [4], 426pp, [4], original vellum in original glassine DJ, title in black to spine. DJ slightly browned, with chipping to foot of spine and corners. Light discolouring to spine, hint of foxing to edges of text block. Internally bright and clean, unopened. Printed in red and black, with a tissue-guarded frontispiece by Reginald Savage. This is number six hundred and eleven of seven hundred and fifty copies, from the library of Laurence Hodson, but no evidence of this. This was the third book from the press. Tomkinson 4; Franklin, 'The Private Presses', page 232. First Thus. Vellum. Very Good/Fair. 16mo. Private Press.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        HISPANIA. Revista Mensual Literaria y Artística. 4 Tomos

      Hermenegildo Miralles., Barcelona - Años 1899, 1900, 1901, y 1902. Emblemática publicación del movimiento novecentista en España. Cuatro años completos, desde el número 1, enero de 1899 al número 93, diciembre de 1902. Encuadernado en 4 tomos, conservando las cubiertas anteriores ilustradas de las revistas. Textos de José María de Pereda, Vital Aza, Joan Maragall, Blanca de los Ríos, Rafael Altamira, Manuel del Palacio, Ilustraciones de Ramón Casas, Joaquín Mir, Ignacio Zuloaga, Dionisio Baixeras, L. Bonnin, Cecilio Pla, Junyent, Mariano Fortuny, Darío de Regoyos, Joaquín Torres García, López Mezquita, Joaquín Sorolla, Numeros monográficos dedicados a Velázquez, Wagner, Goya, Joaquín Sorolla, amplios artículos dedicados al Orfeo Catalá, el Ateneo de Barcelona, Soler y Rovirosa, etc. Dos tomos encuadernados en tela editorial y los otros dos, en tela editorial con motivos modernistas. ( ver fotos) Size: 33X25

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        Electric Movement in Air and Water with Theoretical Inferences, 2 vols. (including supplement by Henry Stroud).

      London : Smith, Elder, & Co., 1899. 2 volumes bound in together in original full decorated cloth, richly gilt, with gilt title and decorations. Complete copy with 1 diagram (loose), and 55 (41 + 14) photographic / lithographed plates, many full page, some large folding. The 14 plates included in the supplement are in color. Most plates loose but all are well preserved, clean and intact. Clean copy inside, and overall quite well preserved.. First printing of the spectacular second edition from 1899 which includes the supplement by Stroud with full page colored lithographed plates. William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Cragside, CB, FRS was an engineer, a scientist, inventor and philanthropist. In collaboration with the architect Richard Norman Shaw, he built Cragside in Northumberland, the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. He invented high-pressure hydraulic machinery and is regarded as the inventor of modern artillery. His electric experiments in this volume (s) were reproduced directly onto photographic plates, fx. some are made on plates with a very thin layer of wax and dust. What he captures this way is describes like this: "I have already spoken of electricity as organised motion, and we have here an example of it carried apparently to the verge of life. (No. 38) [...] in the succeeding figure (No. 40) we see arborescent forms, showing trees and undergrowth, in which stems, branches, and leaves find their approximate representatives. Lastly, in the one remaining figure to be shown (No. 41), even the root is indicated lying at the foot of the stem." And later on he concludes [p. 52]: "Examples have been presented of the remarkable correspondence between some electric figures and living organised forms." This copy stems from the collection of Danish physic P. O. Pedersen with his name, neatly, in ink to bottom of titlepage. P. O. Pedersen (Peder Oluf Pedersen, 1874 -1941) was a Danish engineer and physicist. He is notable for his work on electrotechnology and his cooperation with Valdemar Poulsen on the developmental work on Wire recorders, which he called a telegraphone , and the arc converter known as the Poulsen Arc Transmitter. Pedersen became a professor of telegraphy, telephony and radio in 1912. He became principal of the College of Advanced Technology (Den Polytekniske Læreanstalt) in 1922, a title he held until his death. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and was a member of the British Institution of Electrical Engineers. In 1915 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers. Pedersen includes Armstrong in his publication 'On the Lichtenberg Curves', 1919

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        The Road to Serfdom

      Foreword by John Chamberlain. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. xi, 250pp. Very good. Tight-hinged and internally near fine, though mildly edgeworn and with spine a bit sunned. Tight, quite decent fourth printing of this highly influential text by the Nobel Prize-winning Austrian-British liberal economist and philosopher (1899-1992) -- considered one of the great defenses of classical liberalism. How perfect that this copy hails from the library of one of the great liberal Democrats of that time: Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65), Illinois governor, U.N. ambassador, two-time presidential candidate whose intellectual bent caused opponent Dwight Eisenhower to call him an "egghead." Stevenson's boldly pencilled ownership signature, which he dates 1945, appears on the front flyleaf. At this time Stevenson was serving as a special assistant to Secretary of State Edward Stettinius on a proposed world organization that the following year resulted in the creation of the United Nations -- nice to think that Hayek's liberal philosophy may have been on Stevenson's mind at this crucial time.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        The Novels and Poems.

      New York: J. F. Taylor and Company, 1899 - 14 volumes, octavo (214 × 139 mm). Contemporary dark blue crushed morocco, titles and decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, elaborate decoration to boards and turn-ins, blue endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines a little faded, light rubbing to some of the spines, overall in excellent condition. With 146 plates printed in two states, one on japon paper and one on laid. With captioned tissues printed in red. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 250 numbered copies and printed on japon vellum. With a letter written in the author's hand dated April 4 '71 tipped into the first volume. A particularly handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899

      ii+232 pages with diagrams, index and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettered spine label and original vignette affixed to front cover. Annotations by Leopold Hoffer. Provenance Galsgow Chess Club (Betts: 7-36) Limited to 500 copies. First edition.The London 1899 chess tournament was without a doubt one of the very strongest tournaments ever held on British soil. Almost every great master of the day was present including the past and reigning world champions. It proved to be the swan song of the old champion Wilhelm Steinitz but for Emanuel Lasker it was a glittering success which propelled him way beyond the other grandmasters of the time. All important players were invited. Many of these players were the champions of the country that they represented. Refusals came from Siegbert Tarrasch and Rudolf Charousek (illness). The businessman Amos Burn had to withdraw at the opening’s day. Fifteen participants played double rounds from 30 May to 10 July 1899, except for Richard Teichmann. He withdrew after round 4 due to an eye disease. His remaining games in the first cycle were declared as lost. Rounds were played in St. Stephen’s Hall. The time limit was fifteen moves in one hour. Participants were entertained by the City of London chess club at Crystal Palace and the Star and Garter Hotel in Richmond. A banquet took place in the International Hall of the Café Monico on 29 June. Lasker finished a whopping 4.5 points ahead of the group finished tied for second (Janowski, Maroczy, Pillsbury.) This is easily one of the more dominating personal performances in a tournament ever played. London 1899 goes down in history as one of the great Lasker victories along with St. Petersburg 1896, Paris 1900, St. Petersburg 1914 and New York 1924. There was a second section in the tournament, won by Frank James Marshall, with 8.5 out of 11. Georg Marco and Jacques Mieses were the most experienced opponents, and the tournament was not all that strong.Condition:Glasgow Chess Club stamp liberally used through out, date received and released on front end paper with secretary's initials. Some soiling through out. Rebound in attractive three quarter leather with the original vignette laid on front cover. A good to very good copy of a scarce tournament title.  

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Lumsden of the Guides. A Sketch of the Life of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, K.C.S.I., C.B., With Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Papers.

      John Murran, London - 1899, 1st Edition. () Near fine. [xvi],333 + plates, [2 fold outs]. Octavo. Oatmeal buckram with family crest on front. Spine title in gilt; minor shelf wear to foot. Small bump on front lower edge. Endpapers slightly browned; bookplate on front paste down. Foxing to edges and text body. 14 plates (including frontis with tissue guard), one of which is a fold out letter. Fold out map of the Afghan frontier at rear. A lovely copy. Military biography of H.B. Lumsden; founder of the Corps of Guides and originato of the khaki uniform, by his nephew. Lumsden was born aboard an Indiaman and spent his military career in India and Afghanistan. Provenence mark from bookplate; Christopher Temple Emmet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        AFFICHE : SPA CHEMINS DE FER DU NORD

      - Date : 1899 Dimensions : 74x106cm Imp : Chromotypographie GEISLER PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        The Highest Andes. A Record of The First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys.

      Methuen & Co, London 1899 - pp xvi, 390. Frontis, complete with plates and 2 folding maps. Red cloth with gilt titles and design. Endpapers age darkened. Some foxing to prelims and page edges, otherwise good. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        Autograph Note Signed ('Hawke') informing Barnes of his selection for England.

      20 June no year; on letterhead of 107 Jermyn Street S.W. - 12mo, 1 p. Bifolium. On aged and foxed grey paper. Reads 'June 20th | Dear Barnes | Selection Committee will be pleased if you will play for England v The Rest at Lords 29th. | Yours faithfull | [signed] Hawke'. Hawke was an England selector between 1899 and 1909, and Barnes, one of the finest bowlers in English history, made his international debut in 1901. I'm sure someone will tell me if this was Barnes's first game for England. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Richard M. Ford Ltd]
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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. Hardcover. 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. . Good. 1899. First Edition.

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        The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray 1899 - VGC.John Murray,1899.Sixth edition,Fifty-sixth Thousand.Hardback rebound in decorative front and back covers with quarter leather spine(a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the spine and cover) in VGC, no Dj.Illustrated with a b/w folded diagram tree.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges, gilt edges on the outer edge of the pages,small tear on the edge of the half-title page,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.448pp including Additions and corrections, to the sixth edition,historical sketch,glossary of scientific terms,index.A collectable book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Magyar Ornithologiai Központ. Magyarország Madarai különös tekintettel gazdasági jelentöségökre.

      - Budapest 1899. 2 volumes (282 x 200mm). pp. xxiv, 187; xix, 830, with 56 lithographed plates of which 51 chromo-lithographed and numerous figures in the text. Publisher's cloth. The first work on Hungarian birds in the Hungarian language. István Chernel (1865-1922) was a prominent Hungarian ornithologist and editor of the periodical 'Aquila'. His main work 'Birds of Hungary' was published in 1899. The first volume is about the role of birds, their place in nature and their anatomy. The second volume expounds the taxonomy of birds and deals with all the bird species of the country. Beside their Hungarian and Latin names the author gives their popular names and describes their behaviour. This work is the result of 22 years of collecting and research. The fine plates are by Stef v. Nécsey and Jul. v. Háry, chromolithographed by Czettel and Deutch, Budapest.Nissen IVB 195; Wood p. 288. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fête dans les bois, réminiscence mythologique.

      Mine de plomb sur papier 1899 - - Mine de plomb sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème, 23 x 36 cm. - Dessin original à la mine de plomb. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'oeuvre, et signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Légères piqûres en pied et en marge sans atteinte au dessin, sinon très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français. Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle. Ne laissant que quelques oeuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques. En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses oeuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        La Maison Tellier. Les Tombales; Sur L'eau; Histoire D'une Fille De ferme.

      Ollendorf, Paris 1899 - In 4° demi reliure à coins de maroquin vert, dos lisse orné d'un décor mosaïqué ( Charles Meunier relieur), 267 pages, 80 compositions de René Lelong, gravées sur bois par G. Lemoine. Exemplaire imprimé pour la Librairie Bernoux et Cumin à Lyon. Un des rares exemplaires nominatifs sur japon avec une suite des hors texte sur chine et le portrait du frontispice gravé sur satin. Dos et coins passés, quelques légères rousseurs sur le frontispice, sinon bel exemplaire dans une agréable reliure de Charles Meunier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Maison Tellier. Les tombales. Sur l'eau. Histoire d'une fille de ferme. En famille. Le papa de Simon. Une partie de campagne. Au printemps. La femme de Paul. 80 compositions de René Leleon. Gravés sur bois par G. Memoine.

      Paul Ollendorff, libraire-éditeur., Paris 1899 - Paris Paul Ollendorff, libraire-éditeur. 1899. 26,8x18 cm. 4 f., 267 p., 2 f. Reliure demi-cuir à coins, titre ai dos doré, dos à nerfs, couverture originale conservée. No. 27/40 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Japon avec une suite des bois sur chine, avec remarques. Notre exemplaire avec une aquarelle originale de 10 examplaires numérotés 1 à 10 au lieu du frontispice gravé. - Deux planches. - Taches sur 1 planches, sinon bel exemplaire. Sprache: Französisch Reliure demi-cuir à coins, titre ai dos doré, dos à nerfs, couverture originale conservée.

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        Miss Harriet.

      1899 1899 - 1st edition. Paris: Victor-Havard 1884. 351 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Writings

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1899–1903. 25 volumes, octavo (206 × 144 mm). Contemporary full ochre morocco, covers panelled in gilt to a geometric art-nouveau design, spine with four raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt, red morocco doublures with geometric designs in gilt at corners, red moiré silk free endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Engraved titles, frontispieces and plates. Additional original manuscript material bound in to vol. I, as detailed below. Spines very lightly tanned, a superb set. Limited edition, number 96 of 620 sets of the "Author's Edition de Luxe" signed "SL Clemens (Mark Twain)". In this set, volume I has three items of original autograph material bound in before the limitation leaf: (1) CLEMENS, Samuel L. Autograph manuscript, a page from the manuscript of The Gilded Age (1873), 1 page, 8vo (8 x 5 in.), in ink on lined stationery comprising 23 lines, with several deletions and word substitutions, paginated "1192" at top. The text recording a conversation between Colonel Sellers and Washington Hawkins in which they discuss the moral effects of fighting corruption and the expulsion of members of Congress; (2) WARNER, Charles Dudley. Autograph manuscript, a page from the manuscript of The Gilded Age, 1 page, 8vo, in ink on lined stationery comprising 19 lines, paginated "1156" at top. The text describing the failure of Mr. Bolton's mine in spite of Philip continuing to work throughout the autumn in hopes of discovering coal; (3) CLEMENS, Samuel L. Autograph letter signed "Mark" 11 March, to his publisher Elisha Bliss, in which he comments on how busy he is and recommends that Bliss talk over unspecified points with Warner in order to save him the trouble. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Hartford, 1873) was a collaborative attempt by Twain and Charles Dudley Warner to write a "contemporary" novel. The first novel either author attempted and their only collaboration, it was completed in the record time of three months: "With their plots staked out, Clemens and Warner began working like tunnel crews boring from opposite sides of the mountain... In general, as he [Twain] liked to say, he contributed the fact and Warner the fiction" (Justin Kaplan, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, 1966, p. 160).

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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"

      New York:: Putnam's Sons,. 1899. First edition, one of 1,000 numbered copies SIGNED BY ROOSEVELT beneath the frontis photograph of him, resplendent in his Rough Riders uniform. Large thick quarto (about 9" x 12") bound in the original publisher's buckram cloth with a gilt elk on the spine, a bear stamped in black on the rear cover, and gilt-stamped labels on the spine and on the front cover incorporating a moose and a gun. Page top edges gilt and other edges uncut. There is the slightest wear to the corners and spine ends and a few tiny rubbed spots on cover but still a very nice copy this over-sized volume which is profusely illustrated with pictures by Frederic Remington, Frost, Beard and others.

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        MEMOIRS OF THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM OF POLYNESIAN ETHNOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY -- Hawaiian Feather Work & Ancient Hawaiian Stone Implements & Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work & An Index to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean

      Bishop Museum 1899-1902-1903-1900, Honolulu - Respectively, as per above titles: 81 (2) pages, 17 pages, 100 pages, 170 pages. A plethora of black and white plates most with multiple images, illustrations in the text, maps and two color lithographs. With Index of Vol. I, 1899-1903 containing a List of Plates, Illustrations in the Text, and Alphabetical Index. Original wrappers bound-in. Clean and fresh internally, bookplate and label front paste-down only ex-library marking, modest extremity rubbing. Green buckram, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good. 4 vols. bound in one. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Der Aktsaal: Weibliche Modelle. Aufgenommen unter Leitung akademischer Künstler in der photographischen Kunstanstalt. Ein Album für Maler, Bildhauer, Architekten, Akademiker, und Kunsthandwerker

      Moritz Kreutzmann [1899], Zürich - Folio. (12 3/4" x 17 1/4"). Title-page & 24 plates resting in original half red cloth over printed paper-covered boards portfolio with string ties. Scarce portfolio containing 24 photogravures by Hugo Richter of female nude models. Late 19th century work published to serve as a tool as well as an inspiration for painters, sculptors, architects and for use in academia. Just a year before the work was published the first FKK (Freikörperkultur) club was founded in Essen. FKK was a 'free body culture' movement in Germany, educating the public on the aesthetic and beauty of the nude human body. Lettering on front cover and title-page in German, no other text. Staining and some age wear on portfolio. String tie in two pieces. Scarce. OCLC lists only 1 library worldwide owning this item. Heidtmann 11092 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        PSST !

      P., Librairie Plon, 1898-1899, 52 fascicules de 4 pp. + page de titre de 4 pp. in-folio (420 x 280) en feuilles sous chemise illustrée éditeur. Chemise légèrement tachée et froissée, les numéros sont en parfait état. - Hebdomadaire violemment antidreyfusard imagé par Forain et Caran d'Ache, il cessera de paraître après 85 numéros. Première année complète du N°1 au N°52 (du 5 février 1898 au 28 janvier 1899), 1 des 75 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur Japon. " Je ne suis pas un spécialiste du philosémitisme systématique, mais je demeure confondu que tant de talent ait pu se mettre au service de tant d'iniquité. Jamais on n'avait vu un tel jaillissement de haine, une telle violence dans l'invective, la diffamation, l'appel au pogrom. Un apriorisme inflexible, sourd à tout argument, leur fait crier " à mort ! ". A mort Dreyfus, à mort Zola, à mort Laborie, à mort les " intellectuels ", à mort quiconque récuse l'infaillibilité du galon et du sabre ". (Robert Rey, 1955).

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        TICKET NO. "9672"

      1899 - Translated from the French by Laura E. Kendall. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., n.d. 3 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black, light blue and peach. First American hardbound edition.~UN BILLET DE LOTERIE was first published in France in 1886, and that same year George Munro of New York was the first to publish this in English -- in two self-wrappered volumes of his "Seaside Library" (the first volume was published by July 1886, and the second by December 1886). In between these two (in August), Sampson Low published the first British edition (as THE LOTTERY TICKET). Munro being, of course, a pirate publisher, his business went downhill fast after the passage of the International Copyright Act in 1891 (clearly George did not offer enough "soft money" to his legislators). His "Seaside Library" publications became the property of Donohue of Chicago, and this book, published "by the turn of the century" [T&M], is one result: though mentioning only "Ticket No. 9672" on the binding and title page, it also includes various other former "Seaside Library" numbers by other authors, including Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." There were no other American editions of this Verne tale between the Munro two-volume wrappered first and this Donahue one -- making this the first American hardbound edition.~Both the front cover and the spine portray lighter-than-air flying machines. The usual problem for this book is the erosion of the peach-colored pigment used on the binding, and this copy is no exception: although the book has very little overall wear, the peach is entirely missing from the spine (in fact it appears never to have been applied there) and partly from the front cover. Taves & Michaluk V031; also see Myers 52. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature

      London and Edinburgh - W. & R. Chambers, Limited., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A nice clean copy of Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature. Bound in half calf with pebble grained cloth boards, marbled edges, and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. With Donald Aylmer Camerons armorial nameplate on the front pastedowns. Fourth edition. Robert Chambers (1802 1871) was a Scottish author, journal editor and publisher, who together in partnership with his older brother William Chambers were both highly influential in the mid-19th century in both scientific and political circles. He was perhaps most influential and controversial as the anonymous author of the Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation which was so controversial in the religion dominated era that it was acknowledged as his work only posthumously. Robert Carruthers (1799 - 1878), journalist and miscellaneous writer, born in Dumfriesshire, was for a time a teacher in Huntingdon, and wrote a History of Huntingdon (1824). In 1828 he became editor of theInverness Courir, which he conducted with great ability. He edited Alexander Pope's works with a memoir (1853), and along with Robert Chambers edited the first edition of Chambers' Cyclopdia of English Literature (1842-44). Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The back hinge of volume two is slightly strained. There is some wear to the extremities including rubbing and some bumping. Internally the pages are clean and bright, with some mild spotting on the first and last couple of pages only and a couple of handling marks..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Christmas Scribners.

      New York: Scribner's. 1899 - Poster. 22 x 14.5 inches. Das Frühe Plakat, no. 240. All corners torn.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        L. M. B. C. MEMOIRS ON TYPICAL BRITISH MARINE PLANTS & ANIMALS Vols 1- 21 Inclusive - ASCIDIA; CARDIUM; ECHINUS; CODIUM, ALCYONIUM; LEPEOPHTHEIRUS & LERNAEA; LINEUS; PLEURONECTUS, CHONDRUS Etc. Etc.

      Williams & Norgate (Liverpool Marine Biology Committee), London 1899 - 1899-1913. An unbroken run of 21 parts, each bound in the original red cloth backed printed boards. All with a varying number of plates, the odd one folding, with partial hand-colouring. Generally good to very good, the bindings have a little general wear and rubbing, some dust soiling to the boards, a few vols. with chips to the cloth on the spine, titles in neat black manuscript to the spine. Contents clean and tight, some with the presentation bookplate of Warrington Museum to the front paste-down (Presented by F. W. Monks Esq.), a few miniscule and inconspicuous stamps of the same, but only to a few volumes (none to the printed surface of the plates), generally contents very good and tight. It is now rare to find such a long run. Size: Large 8vo (16 x 24cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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        Indians of southern Mexico. An ethnographic Album.

      Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1899. - EA. Mit 141 Fototafeln auf Japanpapier. OGLn.-Band mit Rücken- und Deckel-Goldprägung. 32 S. plus unpaginierter Tafelteil. Querformat Gr. 4° (36x28cm) Einbandrücken und -deckel mit Flecken und teils verblasster Goldprägung, Vorsätze gering fleckig; ansonsten absolut sauber und vollständig. Selten! Es handelt sich hier um eines von nur 60 Exemplaren auf Japanpapier. Diese Ausgabe ist nur etwa halb so dick wie die 500 Exemplare auf starkem Fotokarton. Sicher einer der bemerkenswertesten Fotobände über mittelamerikanische Indianer überhaupt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KAIAPO]
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        THE FLOWERING PLANTS GRASSES, SEDGES & FERNS OF GREAT BRITAIN, and their allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c.

      London ;- Frederick Warne & Co. - 1900 1899 - New Edition Revised by Edward Step, F.L.S. Striking, Near Fine Set. Superbly illustrated with 319 Coloured Plates figuring upwards of 1500 species. 4 volumes. Royal 8vo. Original 'Art Nouveau' decorated green & grey ribbed cloth, lettered gilt. (A trifle rubbed at extremities) T.e.gilt. Most Attractive ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Halewood & Sons ABA ILAB]
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        Somalia e Benadir. Viaggio di esplorazione nell'Africa Orientale. ( Prima Traversata Della Somalia Compiuta per Incario della Societa Geografica Italiana)

      C. Aliprandi, Milano, 1899. - EA. Mit über 400, überwiegend fotogr. Abb. im Text und auf Tafeln sowie sehr zahlreichen Karten, Tabellen und 3 ausführlichen, wissenschaftl. Anhängen mit Daten zur Meteorologie, Zoologie und Botanik. Sehr dekorativer OHLd.-Band mit marmorierten Deckeln, Rücken-Goldprägung und Sprenkel-Farbschnitt. XIX, 726 S. 4°. Einband und Vorsätze mit sehr geringen Gebrauchsspuren, innen sauber und Vollständig. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sehr seltener und ausführlichst bebilderter Reisebericht mit fundierten ethnologischen Kenntnissen des nördl.Ost-Afrikas.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KAIAPO]
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        LA DOMENICA DEL CORRIERE.:

      Corriere della Sera,, Milano 1899 - (Codice CW3521) Folio (38x29 cm) 692 pp. complessive circa. Prima annata completa in 52 numeri rilegati in un volume, rarissima. Preziosa raccolta, migliaia di illustrazioni nel testo, conserva tutte le 104 belle e suggestive copertine a colori di Achille Beltrame. Qualche ingiallitura, strappetti. Volume di grandi dimensioni, legatura dell'epoca in mezza tela con dorso mancante, ancora solida nell'insieme. I primi 5 fascicoli sono staccati, varie pagine interne sono allentate con le inevitabili usure ai margini. L'insieme è completo e genuino, esente da interventi (spesso maldestri) di riparazione. Euro 750 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
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