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

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1899 - Small quarto (197 × 142 mm). Mid 20th-century red half morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, red cloth sides, all edges gilt. An excellent copy. First edition. One of the regular issue of 1,000 copies. Wilde's final play and his comic masterpiece was written in 1894. Within two weeks of its opening in February 1895, Wilde began his ill-conceived libel trial against the Marquis of Queensbury which lead to Wilde's trial for homosexuality and subsequent imprisonment. As a consequence, the play was not published until after Wilde's release in 1898. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE IPANÉ

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899.. Octavo. Original printed pale green wrappers, bound up in full claret crushed levant, gilt extra, a.e.g., with a 7 x 5.8 cm inset color portrait under glass of the author on horseback (based on the frontispiece), by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Spine a trace sunned, otherwise fine. Enclosed in a calf and board fleece-lined slipcase (somewhat sunned and scraped). First edition of Cunninghame Graham's first collection of short fictions, published in Unwin's "Over-Seas Library." NCBEL III:1318.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        L' Alsace

      Grenoble/Paris: B. Arthaud - Measures 6 ¼ in. x 9 in. 240 pp. Illustrated with b/w photos, and having the original illustrated colored wraps. Bound in full brown morocco leather with an inlay on the front of a male in traditional costume, and an inlay on the rear of a female in traditional costume. The inlays are of different colored leathers. Background tooling front and rear. Gold-stamped titling on the spine. The inside of each cover shows a geometric pattern of different colored leathers; decorated end-papers bound in. In a slipcase with brown-toned marbled paper, black leather edging, and lined with black felt. The full name binder’s stamp is in gilt on the inside of the back cover. The text is in French. Bearing the design bookplate of Antonio Barrette (1899-1968), 18th Premier of Quebec. In 1990 the University of Toronto held an exhibit of Blanchet's work and published "Fine Bookbinding: The Art of Jacques Blanchet." Weight is 3 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Salmon Rivers of Scotland. 4 volume set

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd, London 1899 - 278pp; 286pp; 226pp; 290pp. Numerous b/w photographs. Original bindings. Parts of vellum spine cracked or missing on some volumes.Rubbed and marked. Binding intact. Rubbed and bumped. Prelims browned. Tightly bound [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        LATE 19th EARLY 20th C. RENOWNED 140+ DECORATIVE & HISTORICAL BOOKPLATE COLLECTION INCLUDING EX LIBRIS STAMPS AND ARMORIAL CRESTS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO COLLECTORS OF RARE AMERICANA EPHEMERA

      Charleston South Carolina SC 1899 - On offer is an extraordinary bookplate collection assembled by Major Edward Willis [John Edward Whitridge Linneus Willis though he rarely used his full name] of Charleston, South Carolina. Major Willis' collection was renowned drawing scholars of the art to his home. This one-of-a-kind album contains 143 bookplates, many original and valuable representing the Landgraves who settled South Carolina, with grants of Land from the Crown, and French Huguenots who were refugees in Charleston South Carolina to escape the Massacre after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Further ex-libris stamps and book plates in this work represent many colleges, libraries, institutions, etc; and other notable ex-libris from various states, most American; several rare signatures. Most plates are mounted, a small number have become detached, some with moderate wear, some cello-taped into album, however, for the most part the tape has dried. A high concentration are South Carolina oriented: Coat of Arms, armorial crests, decorative book plates and ex-libris plates include; Daniel Ravenel, Della Torre, Henry Laurens (see biography of Henry Laurens by Dr. Duncan Wallace), Errol Hay, Frederick Tupper Jr. (an ancestor was a Crusader), E. Horry Frost, Louis Manigault, Peter Manigault, Thomas Hayward, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (famed for the quote: Millions for Defense But Not One Cent For Tribute), James Louis Petigru (famous jurist), Thomas G. Prioleau, John Ashe Alston, Francis Simmons Holmes, W. G. Hinson of James Island, SC, C. E. Stewart, Allen Smith Izard, John M. Huger, Library of Confederate Widows' Home [3], College of Charleston with signature of Hugh S. Legare, C. Cotes Esq., and J. Northrop [3] and many, many more. All of the above are very valuable South Carolina plates and all are considered rare. Further valuable plates from various states include, Calvin Coolidge, Daniel Webster, William Penn, George Washington [1798], Headquarters of The Army, Lloyd Aspinwall, Robert W. Adam, William A. Hammond (related to Maj. Gen. John Hammond of Annapolis, MD). Founding father R. B. Bradford, a "Handmade" plate of John Schnierle [1823], Mary E. Rath Merrill of Columbus, OH, W. J. Booth, W. G. Haywood M.D., Kenwith Lodge, Harold Day Foster, John Walker Gibb-Charleston, SC, Edith E. Fraine, Anna Randolph Darlington Gillespie, Hugh W. Diamond, Surgeon, Julia Andrews Bruge (daughter of the railroad magnate of Youngstown, Ohio), Francis Simmons Holmes, Scientist and Co-founder of Charleston Museum and many more. Colleges and Institutions represented; Harvard, Radcliffe, Yale, Public Library of Boston, MA, College of William and Mary, Princeton, Bowdoin, Smith College, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, Charleston Library Society (oldest in America) ++. An accompanying archive contains handwritten letters, one signed by the son of Prioleau [1903], another signed by A. G. Palfrey of New Orleans, LA [1934], and another from The Library of The College of Charleston signed by the librarian Emma A. Bull [1905]. Further contents of the archive identify the plates (rare, original, or duplicate), and are either hand written by Miss Eola Willis the daughter of Maj. Willis, or typed with further notations and descriptions on the bookplates and ex-libris stamps. Hardcover black album measures approximately 10 ½ x 12 ½ inches, shows some shelf wear but overall G+. 8 x 11 Inches Approx [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        Illustrationen zu Hans Reinhart "Der Tag".

      - 1899 bis 1903. Fünf Original-Holzschnitte jeweils in 2 Zuständen auf zwei verschiedenen Papieren, davon eine nicht verwendete Variante und ein nicht verwendetes Motiv. Vorliegen die folgenden Schnitte: Rathenau H 7: Morgengrauen. 14 : 9,7/10 cm. – R. H 8: Mittag.13,9/14 : 9,8/10 cm. – R. H 9: Aus der Dämmerung. 14 : 9,7/10 cm. – R. H 10: Nächte. 13,9 : 9,7 cm. – R. H 11: Nächte. 14 : 10 cm. (Variante zu 10, im Buch nicht verwendet). – R. H.12: „Hans Reinhart. / Seele." 12,9 : 8,9 (ohne Schrift) bzw. 18,9 : 13,7 cm (mit Schrift). Rechts oben monogr. Signum KH. (Im Buch nicht verwendet). – R. 7-11 jeweils auf bräunlichem Werkdruck- u. hellem Pergament-Papier, R. 12 auf Velin mit u. ohne Schrift. – Alle Blätter ausser R.12/2 auf grossen Papieren mit breitem Rand abgezogen. – Das (hier nicht vorliegende) Buch mit vier Holzschnitten und Umschlag von Karl Hofer erschien zu Ostern 1903 als Privatdruck des Verfassers in 100 Exemplaren. – Sehr seltene Vorab- bzw. Zustandsdrucke der frühen Arbeiten Hofers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        The Waverley Novels (Sir Walter Scott Edition)

      John Wurtele Lovell, New York 1899 - [ca. 500] pages per volume + plates. Incomplete set of the "Waverley" series; notable for the general index in the first volume, as well as the illustrations (by the likes of George Cruikshank, Robert Herdman, William M'Taggart, Clark Stanton, and others). Contents as follows: 1) Waverley : Or, The Sixty Years Since; 2) Guy Mannering : Or, The Astrologer; 3) The Antiquary; 6) Old Mortality; 7) The Heart of Midlothian; 8) The Bride of Lammermoor : And, The Surgeon's Daughter; 9) Ivanhoe : A Romance; 10) The Monastery : And, Chronicles of the Canongate; 11) The Abbot; 13) The Pirate; 14) The Fortunes of Nigel; 15) Peveril of the Peak; 16) Quentin Durward; 17) St. Ronan's Well; 18) Redgauntlet : A Tale of the Eighteenth Century; 19) The Betrothed : And, The Highland Widow; 20) The Talisman; 21) Woodstock : Or, The Cavalier; 22) The Fair Maid of Perth : Or, St. Valentine's Day; 23) Anne of Geierstein : Or, The Maiden of the Mist; and 24) Count Robert of Paris. 22 volumes in all; bound uniformly in 3/4 brown polished calf over light brown marbled boards, gilt-stamped and decorated spines with partly raised bands and gilt-stamped dark red and light brown morocco spine labels, matching marbled endpapers, t.e.g., foredges and lower edges untrimmed. Slight wear to extremities of few volumes (chiefly spine edges of volumes 16 and 21, necessitating tape repair to inner upper hinge of the former); slight rubbing to covers; slight internal browning (chiefly to edges and preliminaries); else a thoroughly serviceable fine- bound set with regard to both textual and visual appeal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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        Through Asia. Two Volumes Complete.

      Harpers, New York 1899 - First US Printings. Both volumes are Very Good plus copies with some gentle wear to the spine edges and slight age darkening to the boards in green cloth bindings with gold stamped lettering and color device on the cover. Some foxing to page edges. A very handsome set. Complete with nearly 300 illustrations from sketches and photographs by the author.

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        Through Asia. With Nearly Three Hundred Illustrations from Sketches and Photographs by the Author.

      New York and London. Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1899. - tall8vo, 24cm, the first U.S. edition, in 2 volumes, xviii,649 & xii(-649)-1255pp., with c.300 plates and illustrations, 2 rear folding colour maps, original colour and gilt decoration green cloth, gilt spine and cover block titles, t.e.g., a few small private library blind stamped occasionally in the text, a fine sound set (cgc) - Printed on glossy coated paper, which is heavy, the book has the appearance of the British sheets and possibly binding but it does not contain a printer's device. Sven Hedin, (1865-1952), Swedish traveller and geophysicist, he was a relative of Humbolt, whose precision and lyricism he shared. A considerable account of his travels and discoveries, the present title, covers three and a half years exploration in the deserts of Takla Makan and the Lobnor region, Tsaidam and Southern Tibet from 1893 to 1897. Hedin's books are popular and remain highly regarded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Works; The Writings of Mark Twain. Autograph Edition. [Signed by Twain, and with a Manuscript page].

      Hartford, Connecticut.: The American Publishing Company, 1899 - "The Autograph Edition of Mark Twain's Works is limited to Five Hundred and Twelve Copies, of which this is No. 4 [signed]: S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain)." With a Twain & a C. D. Warner Manuscript leaf from "The Gilded Age." Presswork by The University Press, Cambridge. (1899-1907). Twenty-five volumes; 5 3/4 in. x 8 1/2 in., with the signed limitation page in the first volume; engraved portrait and title-page, followed by title-page for the work; with an essay: "Biographical Criticism" (pp. v-xxxiii), which is signed at the end by the author, Brander Matthews; illustrated (some are photogravures); some illustrations are signed. Volume 5 is signed by Charles Dudley Warner. The double Manuscript page is in the first volume, following the front endpaper, and has an early typed slip, reading: "Original Autograph Manuscript Pages from The Gilded Age." Bound in full, dark red-brown morocco leather by Pfister, with its stamp on the endpapers. With five raised bands on the spine gilt titling, and a gilt floral design on the spine and front covers, with doublures of green and dark red-brown morocco with a gilt design of floral sprays, gilt borders, gray silk endpapers; top-edges gilt. Some of the spine ends, outer hinges, or cover corners show light wear or rubbing to the leather; a few volumes show more wear. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the backs of the front endpapers. The Twain Manuscript leaf of 24 lines shows crossing out, additions in ink and begins: "save the child yet. Bless my life, what lawyers they have in New York!" [-] and concludes: "Our bill will go through in forty-eight hours, then, we’ll telegraph a mil-." The Charles Dudley Warner leaf is joined to the paper tab, and is of a slightly smaller size, written in violet ink, and begins: "withheld-that would have made a hero of a very much less promising character than Philip Sterling." And ends: "Calculate how much poorer he was by possessing it." The Twain material is from Volume 11 of this set: The Gilded Age, Volume Two; Chapter 20 (51), p. 226; and the Warner material is from the same Volume, Chapter 18 (49), p. 204. Near Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Pictures of Early New York on Dark Blue Staffordshire Pottery. Together with Pictures of Boston and New England, Philadelphia, the South and West.

      NY Dodd, Mead 1899 - Three quarto volumes. xxvi, 330pp. From an edition of 268, this is one of thirty copies on Imperial Japon. In addition, this is a unique copy with an extra set of the 126 color photogravure plates printed on white satin and backed in celadon silk. The colors of the blue and white pottery, as well as some sepia and multi-colored ware, seem to glow and take on a three-dimensional quality. Bound in a full blue morocco "Adams Mosaique" binding, with an oak-leaf and acorn pattern within a rococo oval frame, inlaid in cream and teal morocco. The oak garland motif is repeated in gilt in the six spine compartments. Gilt turn-ins, with satin doublures illustrated with blue-and-white Harvard dishes, and moiré silk endleaves complete the binding. A fore-edge painting represents a blue-and-white Staffordshire pitcher. The extra suite on satin is laid into two blue morocco drop-back boxes bound with spines to match the book, with oak garlands on front and back, and with doublures and linings of cream silk damask. Some small rubbed spots to spines and tears to damask linings, otherwise fine. The three blue morocco volumes are housed in green morocco pull-off boxes with an Art Deco design in gilt. Outer boxes show a few small rubbed spots. A rich, unique, and beautifully presented set. (Weber, J., p. 36-37). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Henry Irving: A Record and Review

      George Bell & Sons, London 1899 - Rebound in full gilt decorated red leather by Riviere (signed) in a Cosway type binding. Elaborate gilt work to spine which is divided by hubs into six compartments. Same gilt work to front panel with oval portrait of Henry Irving. Gilt edges. Gilt dentelles with marbled endpapers. Housed in maroon cloth slipcase. Some minor scuffs and very slight darkening to spine. A wonderful production. Scans available. Size: 8 Vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Les Amours de Psyche at de Cupidon, suivi d'Adonis, poeme (illus. Antoine Borel)

      Librairie Theophile Belin, Paris 1899 - Paris. Librairie Theophile Belin. 1899. 4to. 2 Vols. 96 & 144pp. Magnificently illustrated with a series of 26 engravings by the C18 artist, Antoine Borel, published here for the first time. The illustrations are offered in 3 states - original line engraving, sepia-tint and full colour engraving, giving a total of 78 plates. There are a futher 4 plates at the end of each volume showing the various states of colouring of two of the engravings. A limited edition of 250 copies - this copy # 80. Contemporary mottled paper over boards, with wear and rubbing to edges. Spines with leather gilt title labels, with rubbing and wear to spine parchment. Internally occasional minor foxing, but generally clean and bright, the plates in good clean condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        Dracula

      Doubleday and McClure Co, New York, NY 1899 - (full book description) Doubleday and McClure Co, New York, NY, 1899. 1st American Ed VG-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x7.5", 378pgs(notes). Brown cloth, dark blue front cover and spine lettering, pictorial front cover design with dark brown, regular brown cloth and dark blue castle with gold sun rising next to castle and 8 bats flying in the sky. True First American Edition as it has 3 lines at foot of Title Page as follows Line 1. New York, Line 2. Doubleday & McClure Co., Line 3. 1899. 1/8" brown spot head of spine, 1/4" cloth outer layer tear bottom front spine edge, cloth rubbed at spine edges, nicked at fore-edge corner tips, cover bottom fore-edge corners very lightly bumped, spine cloth slightly browned, ink owner name inside both covers, erasure mark inside front cover, pages 180-181 partly browned from news item once stored there,faint 1/8" brown spot on pages ii-vii, o.w. a clean copy. Pages uncut. Rest text pages bright and in Near Fine condition. Great Copy! 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

      Grant Richards 1899 - First edition. 16mo. Dumpy Book no. 4. Green cloth with dark green lines and lettering. A very good copy indeed. The covers are bright and clean, as are the contents, there is an attractive bookplate on the front pastedown and a 1 cm long closed tear to the fore edge of the blank endpaper. 57 pages of this delightful story of the little black boy named Sambo and his encounters with the tigers in the jungle. Bright, colourful illustrations by the author. This story was written during the author's journey to India. Her intention was to present the tale and its charming pictures to her children, who had remained at home in Scotland. Like so many of these classic children's tales an enthusiastic reception to the story led to its being published by Grant Richards as the fourth in their series of "Dumpy Books". Over the years the story has been at the centre of much controversy, criticised for promoting racist views. The author's intentions, however, were simply to create an amusing children's tale and as the story is still popular with children over a century later she has certainly achieved this. This book has earned its place on the list of the most important and influential pieces of children's literature and is now a greatly sought after and rare item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Mademoiselle de Maupin

      London: "The Walpole Press", 1899. - Art For Art's Sake, Love For Love's SakeIn An Art Binding For Its Own Sake[BROCA, Lucien, Binder]. [WALPOLE PRESS]. GAUTIER, Théophile. Mademoiselle de Maupin. London: "The Walpole Press," Printed for Subscribers Only, 1899. Grand Edition De Luxe, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is copy No. 33 (vol. 1) and No. 57 (vol. 2) on Japanese vellum. Two octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 in; 213 x 133 mm). lxxxiii, [1], 248, [2]; [4], 315, [3] pp. Nineteen etchings in two states each including frontispieces, with captioned tissue guards. Contemporary Art Nouveau binding by Lucien Broca (stamp-signed) in full teal crushed morocco with double fillet borders enclosing an elaborate gilt frame of stemmed roses, leaves, figure-eights and dots with corner long-stemmed roses in vases. Compartments reiterating gilt motif. Broad, richly gilt-decorated dentelles. Custom patterned endpapers. Housed in full straight-grained navy blue morocco fleece-lined slipcases.This beautiful edition of Mademoiselle de Maupin, originally published in 1835, has been completely translated by I.G. Burnham. The etchings are by Francois-Xavier Le Sueur and drawings by Édouard Toudouze. The theme of the book is "art for art's sake" or "love for love's sake" or the complete purity of the love of beauty. The preface contains a lengthy essay on the subject which is the seminal document of the aesthete school of romanticism. The plot of the book, revolves around a romantic triangle. D'Albert and his mistress Rosette are both in love with Théadore whom neither of them knows is really Mlle. de Maupin. We are left with a book whose scandalous message is that love and passion can be aroused and bestowed solely for their own and beauty's sake, without regard for the sex of the beloved, or the expectations of society, convention or the individual, yet this same book cannot bring itself to contemplate that such feelings could find any physical expression. All the characters are iconoclasts and free thinkers, overpowered by wild and unbridled passion, and yet entirely chaste because they can think of no way to express it physically. Master binder Lucien Broca was a Frenchman who came to London to work for Antoine Chatelin, and from 1876 to 1889 he was in partnership with Simon Kaufmann. From 1890 he appears under his own name in Shaftesbury Avenue, and in 1901 he was at Percy Street, calling himself an "Art Binder." He was recognized as a superb trade finisher, and Marianne Tidcombe has confirmed that he actually executed most of Sarah Prideaux's bindings from the mid-1890s.Illustrator Edouard Toudouze was born on July 28, 1848 in Paris, into a privileged family deeply involved in the arts.He made his artistic debut at just nineteen years of age and embarked on a strong career exhibiting throughout Europe.Toudouze is credited with having executed many of the popular illustrations of the time including: Woodstock (Woodstock), Les Adventures de Nigel (The Adventures of Nigel), Mademoiselle de Maupin (Mademoiselle of Maupin), and Chronique du règne de Charles IX (Chronicle of the Reign of Charles IX). He equally illustrated many works by great French writers such as Honoré de Balzac and Prosper Mérimée.At the Exposition Universelle of 1889 he was awarded a silver medal and was also named a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. He died in 1907.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Works: Consisting of Handley Cross or Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt (2 vols.); Ask Mamma or The Richest Commoner (2 vols.); Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour (2 vols.); Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds (2 vols.); Plain or Ringlets (2 vols.); Hawbuck Grange Or the

      Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott, Esquire. London:Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.:-1900, Limited Editions, 1899 - 11 volumes (complete), Royal octavo, Handley Cross, 2 vols., xvi, 430pp. + xii, 427pp., illustrated with 17 hand-coloured steel engraved plates and many woodcuts by John Leech; Ask Mamma, 2 vols., xvi, 300pp. + xii, 300pp., illustrated with 13 hand-coloured steel engraved plates and many woodcuts by John Leech; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, 2 vols., xvi, 323pp. + xii, 328pp., illustrated with 13 hand-coloured steel engraved plates and many woodcuts by John Leech; Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, 2 vols., xii, 275pp. + xii, 273pp., illustrated with 24 hand-coloured steel engraved plates by Leech and Hablot K. Browne, with text illustrations by W.T. Maud; Plain or Ringlets, 2 vols., xiv, 298pp. + xii, 286pp., illustrated with 12 hand-coloured steel engraved plates and many woodcuts by John Leech; Hawbuck Grange Or the Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott, Esquire, xii, 293pp., illustrated 8 hand-coloured steel engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne with text illustrations by W.T. Maud. With half-titles and additional wood-engraved titles to each volume, title pages printed in red and black, some occasional slight scattered spotting mainly affecting blank endpapers, each volume with matching marbled endpapers and top edges gilt, all uniformly bound in very good quality half red morocco, spines neatly titled in gilt and beautifully gilt decorated in six compartments with hunting scenes and symbols including the fox, foxhounds, huntsmen on horseback, horseshoes, riding hat and crop. A lovely bright LIMITED EDITION SET in a most handsome and desirable binding with only some minor wear to extremities. (Images available on request). Robert Smith Surtees (17 May 1805 – 16 March 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He was the second son of Anthony Surtees of Hamsterley Hall, a member of an old County Durham family. He left for London in 1825, intending to practise law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross, where the description of the house is very reminiscent of Hamsterley. Another hero, Soapey Sponge, appears in Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, possibly Surtees best work. All Surtees' novels were composed at Hamsterley Hall, where he wrote standing up at a desk, like Victor Hugo. In 1835, Surtees abandoned his legal practice and after inheriting Hamsterley Hall in 1838, devoted himself to hunting and shooting, meanwhile writing anonymously for his own pleasure. He was a friend and admirer of the great hunting man Ralph Lambton, who had his headquarters at Sedgefield County Durham, the 'Melton of the North'. Surtees became Lord High Sheriff of Durham in 1856. He died in Brighton in 1864 and was buried in Ebchester church. Though Surtees did not set his novels in any readily identifiable locality, he uses North East place-names like Sheepwash, Howell (How) Burn, and Winford Rig. His memorable Geordie, James Pigg in Handley Cross is based on Joe Kirk, a Slaley huntsman. The famous incident, illustrated by Leech, when Pigg jumps into the melon frame was inspired by a similar episode involving Joe Kirk in Corbridge. As a creator of comic personalities, Surtees is still very readable today. Thackeray envied him his powers of observation, while William Morris considered him 'a master of life' and ranked him with Dickens. The novels are engaging and vigorous, and abound with sharp social observation, with a keener eye than Dickens for the natural world. Perhaps Surtees most resembles Dickens of Pickwick Papers, which was originally intended as mere supporting matter for a series of sporting illustrations to rival Jorrocks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photo Album of New York and U.S.A. 1899-1901 - Album photographique 1899 - 1903 : 135 photos des U.S.A en 1899 et 1900 (with America's Cup, old american battleship or Decoration Day on the Fifth Avenue) - 49 photos des Alpes (Engadine - Thusis - Chamonix) en 1901-1903

      1899 - Album photographique recueillant un total de 184 photos au format moyen 80 x 55 mm, la plupart contrecollées, parfois recoupées, situées par une notice manuscrite du photographe, dont 135 photos prises lors d'un voyage aux U.S.A. en 1899-1900 ; on relève notamment : L'Indiana (battleship) et le Brooklyn (cruiser) à Tompkinsville ; L'Indiana (battleship) ; Staten Island. St George ; Staten Island. New Brighton ; Arrivée à New York ; Le Bas de la Ville ; La dernière arrivée du "Paris" à New York 1899 ; Pont de Brooklyn ; L'East River ; Courses de Shamrock et Columbia Oct. 1899 (America's Cup) ; Descente de l'Hudson (Les Palisades - Port de Yonkers - Yonkers vue D'alpine - Yonkers) ; Battery Park (2 photos) ; Central Park ; Riverside Drive ; Le Brooklyn (cruiser) à Tompkinsville ; Statue de la Liberté ; Bronx River ; Washington Heights ; Le "New-York" (cruiser) à Tompkinsville ; Coney Island ; Central Park ; Fort Washington Park ; Les Palisades près Fort Lee ; Riverside Drive ; NewPort ; Les Palisades à Alpine, à Fort Lee ; New York la 82e Rue ; South William Street ; Studio du peintre Dubois ; Milford (Pennsilvania) ; Asbury Park ; Newport ; Le chemin de la Falaise ; Boston 1899 (Jardin public ; Commonwealth Avenue ; Réclames bostoniennes ; Washington Street ) ; Memorial Hall (Harvard) ; Greenwood Lake (New Jersey) ; Milford (1899 : La Delaware ; Villa Pinchot ; Le Cimetière ; Les Falaises) ; Castkill (1900) ; Hôtel Breslin Lac Hopathong ; Saratoga ; Sagamore (Lac Georges) ; Saratoga (United States Hotel) ; Sagamore ; Niagara Falls (sous la neige et la glace) ; Défilé sur la 5e Avenue Decoration Day (12 photos : Génie - Infanterie - 7e Régiment - Garde Nationale) suivent 24 photos non situées (New York, Niagara, bateaux de la Fall River Line, etc.) // 7 photos Thusis 1903 (Château de Campell ; Albula Via-Mala) ; 4 photos de l'Engadine (1901) : Lac de Campfer ; Lac de Silvaplana ; Vallée de Pontresina ; 32 photos de Savoie et Haute-Savoie en 1901 : Chamonix (1901) ; Mer de Glace ; Glacier des Bossons ; L'Arve ; La Nouvelle Ligne Electrique ; Au Brévent ; Albertville ; Confluent de l'Isère et de l'Arly ; Lac du Bourget (3 photos) ; Gorges de l'Arly ; Gorges de la Diosaz ; Vallée de Chamonix ; Descente du Chapeau - l'ensemble en 1 album in-8 oblong rel. demi-chagrin vert à coins (une petite épidermure à un mors), dos à 4 nerfs, 1899-1903, la seconde moitié de l'album ne contient pas de photos ; Rare et très intéressant ensemble. Photo album with 184 original photographs, average size 80 x 55 mm, most of them pasted in the album, sometimes cut on margins, with manuscripts indications on the album by the photographers : among them, 135 photos taken in 1899-1900, in New York and the U.S.A., by the french photographer (maybe during his honeymoon). We can find very interesting photos : L'Indiana (battleship) et le Brooklyn (cruiser) à Tompkinsville ; L'Indiana (battleship) ; Staten Island. St George ; Staten Island. New Brighton ; Arrivée à New York ; Le Bas de la Ville ; La dernière arrivée du "Paris" à New York 1899 ; Pont de Brooklyn ; L'East River ; Courses de Shamrock et Columbia Oct. 1899 (America's Cup) ; Descente de l'Hudson (Les Palisades - Port de Yonkers - Yonkers vue D'alpine - Yonkers) ; Battery Park (2 photos) ; Central Park ; Riverside Drive ; Le Brooklyn (cruiser) à Tompkinsville ; Statue de la Liberté ; Bronx River ; Washington Heights ; Le "New-York" (cruiser) à Tompkinsville ; Coney Island ; Central Park ; Fort Washington Park ; Les Palisades près Fort Lee ; Riverside Drive ; NewPort ; Les Palisades à Alpine, à Fort Lee ; New York la 82e Rue ; South William Street ; Studio du peintre Dubois ; Milford (Pennsilvania) ; Asbury Park ; Newport ; Le chemin de la Falaise ; Boston 1899 (Jardin public ; Commonwealth Avenue ; Réclames bostoniennes ; Washington Street ) ; Memorial Hall (Harvard) ; Greenwood Lake (New Jersey) ; Milford (1899 : La Delaware ; Villa Pinchot ; Le Cimetière ; Les Falaises) ; Castkill (1900) ; Hôtel Br [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de Médecine. 8 volumes. Deuxième édition.Tome I : 845 p. Tome II : 896 p. Tome III : 706 p. Tome IV : 680 p. Tome V : 943 p. Tome VI : 612 p. Tome VII : 547 p. Tome VIII : 587 p.

      Masson 1899-1902, Paris, - avec figures dans le texte, demi-reliure veau à coins, plats papier marbré. Auteur, titre, tomaison et ornementation dorés au dos. Dos frotté par endroits. Quelques rousseurs à l?intérieur. Bon état dans l?ensemble.

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        Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee.

      Braunschweig Vieweg 1899 - XIII, 322 S. Mit 22 Tafeln. Gr.-8°. Illustrierte Original-Leinwand. Erste Ausgabe. - Kolonialpolitisch motiviertes Werk des Forschungsreisenden (1857-1924) über Neuguinea und den Bismarck-Archipel, dessen Direktor er von 1887-89 war. - "Sein Hauptwerk sind wohl die 'Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee', die ungeachtet gewisser Ausstellungen bei ihrem Erscheinen den ersten Platz unter allen Veröffentlichungen über den Bismarck-Archipel angewiesen erhielten, denn sie waren nichts weniger als die erste vollständigere Ethnographie jenes von der Forschung zuvor so vernachlässigten melanesischen Inselraums" (Henze). - Titelrückseite und letztes Textblatt mit kleinem Exlibris, dort auch sauber gestempelt, ein weiteres Textblatt mit Monogrammstempel im unteren Rand. Die Tafeln mit Bleistift numeriert. Einband minimal berieben, die Ecken gering bestoßen. Gutes Exemplar. *Henze IV, 95. 1250 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        D'EUGENE DELACROIX AU NEO-IMPRESSIONNISME - Manifeste du Néo-Impressionisme - New Impressionism manifest.

      1899 - Paris, 1899. Ed. de la revue blanche. Un volume au format 216X161mm broché. Édition originale. Ouvrage considéré comme le manifeste du Néo-impressionnisme. Dédié à la mémoire de Georges Seurat. « Ce manifeste net et dogmatique, écrit avec la précision et le feint détachement que Signac admirait chez Stendhal, détonne en cette fin de siècle où l'on parle plutôt de "sensation d'art" et de "religion de la beauté" que de documents, d'histoire et de lois. Livre de partisan, paru une dizaine d'années après la naissance du mouvement, ce fut aussi un livre essentiel pour la génération du tournant du siècle, qui allait créer la peinture moderne. » (Préface de Françoise Cachin in D'Eugène Delacroix au néo-impressionnisme, éd. Hermann, 1998.) Annotations anonymes au crayon bleu et au crayon à papier, couverture frottée restaurée, bon état. (Voir photos). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Summer in High Asia. Being a Record of Sport and Travel in Baltistan and Ladakh. [At head of title:] The Big Game of Baltistan and Ladakh

      London: W. Thacker & Co, 1899 - "An excellent work of high mountain sport" (Czech). A superior copy in choice condition First edition. 8vo. Illustrated; folding map. Pp. xii, 1-285, [286], [2, blank] + 24 [catalogue]. Tan cloth stamped in black and green, upper board with gilt pictorial vignette, snakeskin textured endsheets. Bookplates. Fine. Czech (Asia) pp. 3-4 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Historic Framed Display! President McKinley appoints Col. Peter C. Hains as a "member of the Commission to make investigations and report upon the Isthmus of Panama, with a view to the construction of a canal by the United States to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans ?"<br>

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?William McKinley? as President, 1p, 16.75? x 12.5? (visible). Washington, June 9, 1899. Countersigned ?John Hay? as Secretary of State. Paper Seal of the United States, 3.5? diameter, affixed at lower left. Double matted and framed to 25? x 20.5?. Fine condition.In part, ?Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of Colonel Peter C. Hains of the U.S. Army, I do appoint him a member of the Commission to make investigations and report upon the Isthmus of Panama, with a view to the construction of a canal by the United States to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans ...?While it seems that, by the wording of this document, President McKinley had already decided on constructing a canal through Panama, the official name of the commission was the Isthmian Canal Commission - It also considered Nicaragua.On March 3, 1899, Congress auth

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        The Life & Works of The Sisters Bronte

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 1899, 1900. THE HAWORTH EDITION. 7 volumes, illustrated. Bound in 1/2 contemporary red calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut, hinges fine, a VERY GOOD set.

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        British Rainfall 1899 - British Rainfall 1960 [57 Volumes]

      London: Edward Stanford, HMSO, Her Majesty&#39;s Stationery Office, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A 57 volume unbroken run of George Symons&#39; British Rainfall covering the years 1899 to 1960 and providing a remarkable record of the British climate. The books are attractively bound in blue cloth, blind stamped and embossed on the upper board in gilt, latterly with a map of the United Kingdom. The collection is in very good condition, the bindings sound and unmarked, the text and photographic illustrations complete throughout. The spines of the volumes stretching from 1905-1934 are somewhat sunned, the other volumes retain their deep blue colour. George Symons began publishing British Rainfall records in the 1860s but this collection begins the year before he died and overlaps with the period when the books transferred from Stanford publishers to HMSO. Interestingly the books are produced to a high standard throughout with several double years accounting for the discrepancy between the number of books and years covered. To the layman the frontispieces showing flood devastation included in early volumes are particularly affecting. The collection was formerly owned by the climatologist David S B Fellowes who was a contributing observer to the Meterological Office in Derbyshire from 1950-2000. The price of these books includes UK postage for all 57 volumes but there may additional postage costs for shipping abroad. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. .

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        BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF A SOLDIER OF THREE WARS, AS WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

      Published by the author, Detroit, MI 1899 - 12mo. 202 pp. Portrait frontispiece. Publisher's brown leatherette spine over illustrated paper boards; floral endpapers. Owner notation indicates this copy was purchased, in person, from the author on Jan. 1, 1900. A very good copy (wear to extremities; some paper loss to front illustration; some discoloration to boards; short tears to spine tail). The Florida, the Mexican War and the Great Rebellion together with sketches of travel, also of service in a militia company and a member of the Detroit Light Guard Band for over forty years. Elderkin arrived in San Francisco, August 1852. Contains 20 pages of anecdotes of his experiences on the Pacific Coast; as a member of an Oregon circus, and later with a theatrical road company. (Howes E86). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        McTeague: A Story of San Francisco.

      New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. - 8vo., (8 x 5 1/2 inches). Portrait of author tipped in on recto of first blank. Original red cloth, decorated in white (one pale stain on front cover and light rubbing on spine and extremities). Provenance: bookplate of James Strohn Copley on front pastedown. First edition, first printing, with page 106 ending with the word "moment." First mature novel of the author, later adapted into two films (the better known a silent film from 1924, entitled "Greed") and an opera of the same name (1992). It tells the story of the single-named dentist, McTeague, who finds luck, love, and loss in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. BAL 15031. 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. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chamberlain tells two Maine Supreme Court Justices ?it does not matter so much now whether I receive any office or not; for the true prizes of life? are in ?recognition and friendship??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Joshua L. Chamberlain,? 2p, 5.5? x 9?, separate conjoined sheets. Brunswick (Maine), November 18, 1899. To Judge Whitehouse. Fine condition.In full, ?I do not know what I can say to you on receiving your letter of this morning but something like what I said to Judge Symonds, - that I feel as if it does not matter so much now whether I receive any office or not; for the true prizes of life and the lasting reward of any possible well-doing are in such recognition and friendship as are witnessed by your generous letters, and ensured by what I know of the hearts beneath them. You set before me an ideal which, so far as opportunity remains, I shall strive to attain to. I think it almost unfortunate that the reserve of our conventional customs forbids us to express our friendly sentiments fully except upon sad or supreme occasions so I have to pray that such may be far off between us.?William Penn Whitehouse served as Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the

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        Group of 12 Signatures

      Gathering of 12 vintage baseball signatures on a single pale blue 3 3/4" X 6" autograph album leaf, n.p., n.y. Very good. Slight bit of age toning. Though not dated, this came from the collection of noted collector Preston Sawyer (1899-1968), California journalist and historical writer, who gathered them in the San Francisco area in 1930. All are in bold black fountain pen. From top to bottom: HARRY HEILMAN (1894-1951), famed slugger who debuted in 1914 with the Detroit Tigers (until 1929), also playing for the Cincinnati Reds (1930, 1932); elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952. FRANK "DUTCH" HENRY (1902-68), who debuted in 1921 with the St. Louis Browns, playing also for the Brooklyn Robins, New York Giants and Chicago White Sox before retiring in 1930. ART SHIRES (1907-67), who debuted in 1928 with the Chicago White Sox, playing also for the Washington Senators and Boston Braves before retiring in 1932 and toying with boxing. FRANCIS "LEFTY" O&#39;DOUL (1897-1969), pitcher who debuted in 1919 with the New York Yankees (until 1922), later playing for the Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Robins and Brooklyn Dodgers; as a famed minor leagues coach, he single-handedly established baseball in Japan. EARL WHITEHILL (1899-1954), pitcher who debuted in 1923 with the Detroit Tigers, playing also for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs. EDMUND "BING" MILLER (1894-1966), outfielder who debuted in 1921 with the Washington Senators, later joining the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox. RUBE WALBERG (1896-1978), pitcher who debuted in 1923 with the New York Giants and also played for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox before retiring in 1937. STEVE O&#39;NEILL (1891-1962), catcher who debuted in 1911 with the Cleveland Indians and also played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns before retiring in 1928 to become a winning manager for several teams. CHARLES GEHRINGER (1903-93), Detroit Tigers second baseman made 2,839 hits in 2,323 games and was named most valuable player in 1937; elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949. EARLE MACK (1890-1976), son of Connie Mack, debuted in 1910 with the Philadelphia Athletics and later managed that team. BILL SWEENEY (1904-57), first baseman who debuted in 1928 with the Detroit Tigers, playing also for the Boston Red Sox. RALPH "RED" KRESS (1907-62), shortstop who debuted in 1927 with the St. Louis Browns, playing also for the Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers and New York Giants before retiring in 1946. A delightful dozen of vintage baseball player signatures, including two Hall of Famers (Heilman, Gehringer). O&#39;Doul&#39;s is a quite uncommon signature -- though nowhere near as scarce as Heilman&#39;s, which is an exceptionally scarce signature. A superb and unique display item.

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        The Life and Works of Charles Lamb.

      12 volumes. With Introduction and notes by Alfred Ainger. MacMillan and Company, London 1899-1900. Bound in beautiful dark red half morocco bindings. A bit of foxing.. Edition de luxe - one of 675 copies. The set consists of the following volumes: Vol. I: The Essays of Elia. Vol II: The Last Essays of Elia. Vol. III and IV: Poems, Plays and Miscellaneous Essays. Vol. V and VI: Mrs. Leicester's School and Other Writings in Prose and Verse. Vol. VII: Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb. Vol. VIII: Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger. With engraved portrait. Vol. IX-XII: The Letters of Charles Lamb. Newly Arranged with Additions

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        The Golfer&#39;s Alphabet

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1899. First. Presumed later edition. Illustrated by A.B. Frost. Square quarto. Cloth and illustrated paper over boards. Large but attractive period bookplate, edgewear and some modest erosion to the paper, professionally touched up, and a light dampstain to the front board illustration, a clean and tight, about very good copy. Printed on rectos only, each page alternates a rhymed alphabet of golf with wonderful comic illustrations by Frost. OCLC and Donovan and Murdoch both list 1898 as the first edition, and we can find no mention in either source of this 1899 issue. Regardless, copies of either issue (if indeed there are two) are almost never seen, and rare enough that the facsimile edition published in 1967 is also exceptionally scarce. .

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        en turc : ] Syphilis et mariage

      ? de l'Hégire (1899), Constantinople 1317 - In-8. [220 x 133 mm] Collation : (4), 402 pp. Chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, plats orné d'un encadrement doré avec un grand fleuron au centre doré, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.). Alfred Fournier's copy, inscibed by his translator, Celâleddin Muhtar Ozden, and with a two pages letter in French by him. In 1889, Celâleddin Muhtar Ozden was sent to Saint Louis Hospital in Paris to carry out his studies on skin and syphilitic diseases and worked with Alfred Fournier and other famous dermatologists from 1889 to 1892. During his practice in Fournier's dermatological clinic at St. Louis Hospital, he diagnosed cases of trichophytosis that affects hands and feet. After returning to his homeland, Dr. Ozden trained many medical students through the last years of the Ottoman Empire to the first years of the Republic of Turkey. Exemplaire d'Alfred Fournier de la première édition en turc, traduite par Celâleddin Muhtar Özden, (nommé aussi Djèlaleddin Moukhtar), son élève. Envoi autographe sur le titre du traducteur à l'auteur et lettre de deux pages reliées in-fine : "Eminent et cher Maître. (.) Je vous présente un exemplaire de votre "Syphilis et mariage" que j'ai traduit en turc après votre bienveillante autorisation. J'y ai intercalé 68 gravures. (.) J'ai mis en frontispice la photographie que vous m'aviez fait l'honneur de (me) donner." Coins usés, bel exemplaire, somptueusement relié à l'époque, très certainement, à Constantinople. On joint une note manuscrite de 2 pages, probablement de la main de Fournier sur un cas de syphilis en 1866. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kaart van Suriname naar de opmetingen van J.F.A. Cateau van Rosevelt en J.F.A.E. van Lansberge, aangevuld tot 1898.

      Amsterdam, J.H. de Bussy, 1899.Folding coloured lithographed map by J. Wackie, mounted on linen, in original printed slipcase. Ca. 122 x 106,5 cm.* Fine map of Suriname, with inset map of the Dutch Caribbean.Koeman, Suriname, 85.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1899 . An Episode of Frontier War. New Edition. Small octavo. Original plum buckram, spine lettered in gilt, broad single fillet panel to the front board, white and buff patterned endpapers. Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece of Sir Bindon Blood, 2 folding coloured maps, and 4 full-page. Spine slightly faded and a little rubbed head and tail, pale toning and marginal light browning throughout, title page and tissue-guard spotted, a very good copy. First printing of the Silver Library Edition of Churchill&#39;s first book - a run of 1,440 copies - which first had been published the previous year. Based on his exploits with the Malakand Field Force led by Sir Bindon Blood on the north-west frontier of India in 1897, which Churchill accompanied as a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. As he was still in India, the checking of the proofs was undertaken "by an uncle of mine [Moreton Frewin], a very brilliant man and himself a ready writer. For some reason or other he missed many scores of misprints and made no attempt to organise the punctuation." This led to a some fairly severe comments, these however mixed with compliments: "The Athenæum said &#39;Pages of Napier punctuated by a mad printer&#39;s reader&#39;" (My Early Life). One reader unstinting in his praise was the prime minister, Lord Salisbury, who called Churchill for a personal interview and expressed his "admiration not only for its matter but for its style" and thought it a "truer picture" of events than any other documents he had read. The reception of Malakand was key in convincing Churchill that he could live by the pen, as well as by the sword.

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        Moby Dick (Famous Novels of the Sea)

      Scribner, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Scribners, 1899. First Printing of this edition, with matching dates of 1899 on the title and copyright page. In Good+ overall condition. Clean pages, lightly age toned. No marking to text. , but evidence of erased pencil price to front free end paper. Occasional light signs of overall use and age. Webbing slightly visible at hinge prior to frontis piece. Lean to spine. Light edge wear, light scuffing to boards. presents very well. A nice, first printing of this sought after edition.

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        Quickborn Heft 4: August Strindberg. Edvard Munch.

      Berlin, Deutscher Kunst-Verlag, 1899.. 4to. 23 S. Mit 15 (4 ganzseitigen) Illustrationen von Edvard Munch. Etwas späterer Halbleinwandband mit dem eingebundenen Orig.-Umschlag (Vorderumschlag mit einer ganzseitigen farbigen, goldgedruckten Illustration von Munch).. Erste Ausgabe. - Verschiedene Texte von Strindberg, übersetzt u. a. von Richard Dehmel, Emil Schering und Erich Holm, illustriert von Edvard Munch. - Gutes Exemplar.

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        McTEAGUE

      1899. A Story of San Francisco. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. 4 pp undated ads. Original red cloth decorated in white. First Edition (with the title page in a three-panel single line border, and with "moment." the last word on p. 106; copies of the revised second printing unfortunately get mistaken as first editions). This copy is in the third and usual state, with the signature-25 in proper sequence (some copies got out with an error).~Frank Norris&#39;s masterpiece is McTEAGUE. It is the most purely Zola-esque novel in English, with its cold, careful study of the growing devastation wrought by miserliness on the lives of the Polk Street dentist and his wife. As a motion picture, under the name of "Greed," it was almost equally effective, and gave Zasu Pitts almost her only opportunity as a tragedian. [K&H]~Though the tale&#39;s end has been criticized as melodramatic, it is not easy to forget the final scene in which McTeague, fleeing after murdering his wife, stands handcuffed in Death Valley to the pursuer whom he has just killed -- awaiting starvation.~McTEAGUE was bound in red cloth that unfortunately was stamped in white pigment rather than gilt. This white pigment has proven, over the past century, to flake away notoriously: most copies now are missing much of this stamping, and many have spines that have become totally illegible. This copy is an unusual survivor, with all of the white pigment present; the volume is near-fine, with just a little external soil, and minor (natural) wrinkling on the spine. McTEAGUE is rather scarce in this condition. Blanck 15031; McElrath A3.1.a.1; a Johnson High Spot. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.

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        Hawaiian Feather Work

      Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1899-1903-, 1918. Three volumes, quarto, the three parts with a total of 23 plates (six in colour), photographic illustrations and line drawings throughout, closed tear affects bottom margin of one plate, small perforation to front wrapper of first volume, title page of third volume moderately browned; a very good set with plate lists and index issued separately, bound in non-matching brown cloth with original printed wrappers for first two volumes bound in (cloth of third volume marked, partially lettered by hand). The pioneering and authoritative work on the subject: the three-part examination of old Hawaiian featherwork by eminent Pacific historian and anthropologist William Brigham. The first part was issued by the Bishop Museum in 1899, followed shortly afterwards by Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work in 1903. A further supplement of additional notes was issued in 1918 following significant further research by the author and the discovery of additional artefacts manufactured before European contact. All three parts were published within the Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, an eminent series of ethnographic monographs on Hawaii and the Polynesian pacific. Brigham&#39;s examination of Hawaiian featherwork remains the most detailed, exhaustive and comprehensively illustrated work on the subject, drawing on the resources and unrivalled collection held by the Bishop Museum. The full range of featherwork is examined, including ceremonial staffs, lei hulu, capes and cloaks, ferocious spirit heads (Akua Hulu Manu) and magisterial helmets or Mahiole that so excited the European romantic imagination. John Dominis Holt, author of The Art of Featherwork in Old Hawai&#39;i (Honolulu 1985), notes the exhaustive treatment Brigham gives individual items of exceptional interest, especially the ceremonial cloaks presented to early European visitors to the Hawaiian Islands. The third volume of this set incorporates a list of known artefacts located in the United States and elsewhere, noting their present owners both institutional and private. This set includes an illustrated 20 page pamphlet by Adrienne Kaeppler of the Bishop Museum on the Elgin Cloak titled Feather Cloaks, Ship Captains and Lords.

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        Poetical Sketches, with decorations designed and cut on the wood by Charles Ricketts

      London: Printed at the Ballantyne Press and sold by Hacon and Ricketts, 1899. Small 4to., xciii, colophon pp. with two full-page decorations and two illustrative initials cut for the edition and one floral half border. Vale type. Limp vellum with flat spine and yapp edges, backstrip ruled and lettered in gilt. Slight discolouration of vellum, page edges a little browned, withal a beautiful copy. One of 8 copies on vellum (110 on paper). BlakeÕs Poetical Sketches, published in 1783, contained his earliest poetry and was the only typeset edition of his work to be circulated in his lifetime. It was first reprinted in 1868 by R.H. Shepherd. For the Vale Press edition, Ricketts followed the text of William Michael RossettiÕs Poetical Works of William Blake (1874) and the volume was advertised as a companion to the Vale PressÕ Book of Thel, published in 1897. All the decorations were cut especially for the book; notable is the figure of Spring, who on the engraved title page appears through parted curtains accompanied by birds and rabbits, and who reappears within the initial O on the facing page at the start of the poem Ã’To SpringÓ. (Ã’O thou with dewy locks who lookest down through the clear windows of the morning.Ó) Watry, The Vale Press: B22; Franklin, p.247; Tomkinson p.167.

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        Works of Balzac.

      Little Brown, Boston 1899 - A few spine ends are lightly rubbed, but overall a very nice set. Centenary Edition. 33 volumes. Illustratrations by Jules Girardet and Maximilienne Guyon with tissue guards. Short 8vo, bound in pretty 1/2 bright red morocco over marbled boards; gilt-stamped fruit tree motif along spines and dotted raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Boston: Little Brown, 1899. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John D. Rockefeller executes a land transaction between Standard Oil of Ohio and Standard Oil of Indiana for a parcel of land in Midland, Michigan, signed only months before he would resurrect his oil trust in New Jersey

      Typed Document Signed \"John D. Rockefeller\", as President of Standard Oil Company of Ohio, 2 pages, 8\" x 13\", New York, February 16, 1899, and countersigned by witnesses O.F. Taggart and W.R. Squire. Pages affixed with metal grommets at top center, usual folds with one minor partial separation, a few contemporary pencil marks, else fine. Rockefeller, as President of the Standard Oil Company of Ohio, purchases a plot of land in Midland Michigan from the Standard Oil Company of Indiana for the sum of $100.00. Midland, Michigan was the home of the recently founded Dow Chemical (1897), which is still headquartered there. Only 22 years after its founding in 1870, John D. Rockefeller\'s Standard Oil Company had grown into a powerful national monopoly, compelling the State of Ohio to declare it an illegal holding company and ordering its breakup in 1892. In response, Rockefeller separated Standard Oil of Ohio but remained in control of the entire empire by virtue of being the

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        The Floral Art Of Japan: Being A Second And Revised Edition Of The Flowers Of Japan And The Art Of Floral Arrangement

      Tokyo: Printed By The Shiuyei Sha; Published By Kelly And Walsh Limited, Yokohama, Shangai, Hongkong, And Singapore, 1899. Second Edition of the first book in English on ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement. British architect Josiah Conder came to Japan as a foreign advisor to the Japanese government and taught at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo. He designed numerous public buildings in Tokyo, including the Rokumeikan, and taught five famous architects who were the first Japanese to build western-style buildings in the country (Tatsuno Kingo, Katayama T?kuma, Sone TatsuzÚ, Satachi Shichijir? and Shimoda Kikuyst?). folio. pp. xi, 142, viii, [1]. with half-title. 72 plates (14 in colour) & 39 text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth

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        Handbuch der Astronomischen Instrumentenkunde. Band 2 (von 2).

      Berlin, Springer, 1899.. (27,5 x 19,5 cm). VII (3) S., SS. 503-1276. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Original-Leinwandband.. Reich illustriertes Werk mit hübschen Abbildungen von Instrumenten und ihren Details. Der vorliegende Band ist unterteilt in: Mikrometer; Instrumente zu besonderen Zwecken (Photometer, Spektralapparate etc.); die ganzen Instrumente (Reflexionsinstrumente, Universalinstrumente, Durchgangsinstrumente etc.) sowie Pfeiler- und Sternwartenbauten. - Einband leicht bestoßen, Rücken sauber nachgebunden, sonst wohlerhalten

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