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        [Photo Album]: Early Snapshots including Sporting

      New Jersey. 1899. Oblong quarto. Pebbled cloth with leather corners and spine with "photographs" stamped in guilt on the front board measuring 9" x 11.5". A collection of 201 sepia toned, and 2 cynotype photographs, most measuring 3.5" x 4", affixed to stiff cream paper with captions. The album is good only with spotting, tears, and lacking the leather on the spine; the pictures are about near fine with some edgewear. A vernacular photo album from the Plainfield Ward of Union, New Jersey and the surrounding suburbs from 1899, kept by Dewitt Hubbell, a Massachusett-born banker at the Plainfield Savings Bank. The album depicts Victorian Americans in a variety of posed pictures along with candids using the new technology of the "snapshot" around New jersey including Union and Montclair. The collection combines around the home photographs of smiling families, various dogs and cats, and trips around the tri-state area. Roughly 29 photos were taken during various hunting trips, including one during Labor Day weekend 1900 at Scituate Beach, Massachusetts depicting the setting up of blinds and men shooting birds. "Snapshot" photography, defined as " a photograph that is "shot" spontaneously and quickly, most often without artistic or journalistic intent," is said to have started around 1888 with the Kodak No. 1 camera, and was cemented as a pastime with the introduction of the Brownie Box Camera in 1900. This collection dates to around 1899, predating the Brownie and is an extensive and very early assemblage of vernacular snapshot photography, with pleasing images evoking the potential of the new technology. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Visit to Heven

      Hindhead: Privately printed,, 1899. Sextodecimo. Original blue-grey wrappers printed in black. In an envelope inscribed with the title and author. Wrappers toned, with some nicks to the extremities. An excellent copy. First edition, one of a limited edition of 200 privately printed copies. Inscribed on the upper wrapper "From A. Conan Doyle with kind regards". A short story by the daughter of Arthur Conan Doyle, with the charming spelling and grammatical errors of a nine-year-old retained.

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        Wireless telegraphy

      1899. Marconi, Guglielmo (1874-1937). Wireless telegraphy. In Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, XXVIII, no. 139 (April 1899): 273-290. Discussions: 291-316. Whole volume. x, 694pp. Plates, folding tables, text illustrations. Errata slip inserted before p. 367. 206 x 133 mm. Modern half calf, marbled boards. Light toning, volume title a bit soiled, but very good. <p>First Edition. Marconi&#39;s first paper on wireless telegraphy.</p><p> "Marconi seems to have learned in 1894 of Hertz&#39;s laboratory experiments with electromagnetic waves. He was immediately curious as to how far the waves might travel, and began to experiment, with the assistance of Prof. A. Righi of Bologna. His initial apparatus resembled Hertz&#39;s in its use of a Ruhmkorff-coil spark gap oscillator and dipole antennas with parabolic reflectors, but it replaced Hertz&#39;s spark-ring detector with the coherer that had been employed earlier by Branly and Lodge. [Lodge was only able to transmit and receive over a distance of 150 yards.] Marconi quickly discovered that increased transmission distance could be obtained with larger antennas, and his first important invention was the use of sizable elevated antenna structures and ground connections at both transmitter and receiver, in place of Hertz&#39;s dipoles. With this change he achieved in 1895 a transmission distance of 1.5 miles (the length of the family estate), and at about the same time conceived of &#39;wireless telegraph&#39; communication through keying the transmitter in telegraph code" (DSB). </p><p>Marconi was the son of Giuseppe Marconi, a wealthy landowner, and his second wife, Annie Jameson, daughter of an Irish whiskey distiller. His education was private, and included special instruction in physics. When Marconi could not interest the Italian government in the potential of his work he moved to London where one of his Irish cousins, Henry Jameson Davis, helped him to prepare a patent application. Davis also arranged demonstrations of the wireless telegraph for government officials and in 1897 helped form and finance the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Co., Ltd. In 1900 this became Marconi&#39;s Wireless Telegraph Co., Ltd. </p><p>Due to the great interest in the above presentation, Marconi had to read the paper twice, and the journal records two sets of discussions. Within a year after this speech Marconi increased his signaling distance to 150 miles, and decided to attempt to transmit across the Atlantic. In 1901 Marconi succeeded in wireless transmission across the Atlantic. In 1909 he shared the Nobel Prize for physics with K. F. Braun. From Gutenberg to the Internet, reading 5.4. Origins of Cyberspace 174. Printing and the Mind of Man 382 cited Marconi&#39;s Provisonal Specification for his patent dated June 1896. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 72 cited Marconi&#39;s patent published in 1899.</p>

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        Blackburne's Games at Chess. Selected, annotated and arranged by himself. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold Chess

      Longmans, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1899 - vi+331 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Royal Octavo (9" x 6"). Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt embossed rook and blind stamped ruled edge to cover. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold chess by P Anderson Graham.(Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 3036)(Betts 29-15) First edition. Blackburne's international tournament career spanned an impressive fifty-two years from London 1862 to St Petersburg 1914, a total of 53 events in which he played 814 games scoring over 62%. Although he rarely won international events, he generally finished in the top half of the table and his fierce competitive spirit coupled with his great combative ability earned him the pleasant nickname of "the Black Death". His most notable successes were = 1st with Steinitz at Vienna 1873 (Blackburne lost the play-off match). 1st at Berlin 1881 ahead of Paulsen, Schallop, Chigorin, Winawer and Zukertort and 2d to Tarrasch at Manchester 1890. Blackburne won the BCA championship in 1868 and for many years was ranked as Britian's foremost player. In 1914, at the age of 72, he shared first prize at the BCF congress in Chester. Condition: Spine ends repaired with new end papers, previous owner's name on front end paper and verso of frontispiece else a very good copy issued without a jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Teppich des Lebens und die Lieder von Traum und Tod, mit einem Vorspiel [The Tapestry of Life and the Songs of Dream and Death, with a Prologue]

      [Berlin]: Blaetter fuer die Kunst. 1899. First. First edition. Large quarto. [26] leaves. Four full-page woodcuts and text pages designed by Melchior Lechter, printed on thick sheets of untrimmed rag paper. Printed cloth beveled boards. Lacking the spine back, corners bumped, hinges are loose, else very good. The beautifully printed woodcut designs and text are clean, bright, and very black. Stefan George and Lechter together designed this edition as a typographical work of art in the style of Robert Morris. Copy number 76 of 300 copies. .

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        The Nightless City : or, The " History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku.

      Yokahama 1899. - 1st Edition. Illustrated with colour ( some fold- out ) and monochrome plates. 12mo. Gilt titled brown cloth. The delicious depiction of 19th century Japanese prostitution, noted for its staggering coloured plates. Front cover detaching, rear cover starting with obvious prior repairs, 2 plates paginated incorrectly, Bottom half of Title Page ( just below copyright notice on verso ) has obviously been repaired/replaced with paper pastedown, Prologue - pages I and II was obviously, at sometime, trimmed short with loss of text which has been replaced with a paper pastedown inscribed in ink with the missing text. This transcription also runs over to the top of the TOC - page III. The is also a similar pastedown to the 3rd paragraph of page I with 5 words of text transcribed in ink. Usual edgewear to one folding plate trimmed long ( not affecting image ) and edgewear to one monochrome plate trimmed - long resulting in crease to caption. Offset and darkening to Kappore No.1. Whew .got all that.? This is, in short, a Good to Very Good copy of the extremely rare 1st Edition - with all plates present in bright and relatively crisp condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Lucio Fontana: Catalogue raisonn of the works on paper(TitleLanguage) Lucio Fontana: Catalogue raisonn of the works on paper

      Thames & Hudson, 2014-04-07. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.HardCover. Pub Date :2014-04-07 Pages: 1186 Language: English Publisher: Thames & Hudson A new privileged point of view and an original take on the evolution of Fontanas oeuvre through his complete graphic work This catalogue raisonne of the works on. paper by Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) is one the most complete and cutting-edge publications on the work of one of the leading protagonists of the twentieth-centurys artistic development. Experimentation on paper was Fontanas chosen means to test t... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        PAN. Jg. V, Heft 2. Hrsg. von der Genossenschaft Pan. Redigiert von Wilhelm Bode u.a.

      - Berlin 1899. Folio. 1 Bl., S. 69-127. Mit 3 Orig.-Graphiken, 6 (1 farb.) Tafeln u. zahlr. Textillustr. u. teils zweifarb. Buchschmuck. Illustr. Orig.-Umschlag (Rücken unten mit kl. Einriss). Enthält die Original-Graphiken von Daniel Mordant ("Le someil" d'après E.Carrière, Radierung), Emil Orlik ("Edinburgh", vierfarbige Lithographie auf Bütten), Richard Müller ("Schneedächer mit Telephonstand", Radierung). - Ferner Buchschmuck u. Textillustr. von Behrens, Eckmann, Th.Onasch, Orlik, Sandkuhl, E.R.Weiss u.a. . Literarische Beiträge von Arno Holz, C.Flaischlen, Karl von Levetzow, D.v.Liliencron u.a. - Eines von 1100 Exemplaren der allgemeinen Ausgabe (Gesamtaufl. 1213 Ex.). - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ensayo de un Diccionario de los Artífices que florecieron en Sevilla desde el siglo XIII al XVIII inclusive. 3 tomos

      En la Oficina de La Andalucía Moderna 1899-1909, Sevilla - 18x25 LXXX + 412 pp.; 408 pp.; 462 pp. Libro tela moderna con tejuelo. Sobrecubierta. Conserva cubiertas originales. Dedicatoria autógrafa de Gestoso

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        Theory of the Leisure Class An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions.

      New York The Macmillan Company 1899 - "One Of The Most Provocative Books Written By An American Intellectual": First Edition Of Veblen's Landmark Theory Of The Leisure Class VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class. An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1899. First edition of the author&#146;s first book and one of the masterpieces of American social thought and economic theory. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 inches; 190 x 131 mm). viii, 400, [2, publisher's ads], [2, blank] pp. Original dark green cloth. Spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Front board ruled in blind. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A bit of soiling and rubbing to the cloth of front and back boards. A ring spot on back board. Spine slightly darkened. Head and tail of the spine with some minor shelf wear. Overall a very good copy. Housed in a full green morocco clamshell. "Almost a century after its original publication, Thorstein Veblen's work is as fresh and relevant as ever. Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class is in the tradition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, yet it provides a surprisingly contemporary look at American economics and society. Establishing such terms as 'conspicuous consumption' and 'pecuniary emulation,' Veblen's most famous work has become an archetype not only of economic theory, but of historical and sociological thought as well. An iconoclastic masterpiece of American social thought. Veblen assails the sacrosanct concepts borrowed from evolutionary biology and used to justify social inequality. The fruit of much lonely study and contemplation, this first book of Veblen's catapulted him to prominence at the age of 42. Thoroughly independent and ornery in his living and thinking, Veblen began here his long and provocative criticism of the business enterprise system. his ideas were seminal and his influence is continuous" (100 Influential American Books). With this work Veblen also launched a radical critique of conventional economics, which he viewed as an assemblage of intellectual fictions, out of touch with economic reality-and worse, used to camouflage injustice in the name of natural laws. In place of traditional theory, Veblen introduced the concept of "Institutionalism," according to which economic behavior is conditioned by particular cultural value systems. Veblen's challenge to conventional economic analysis achieved immediate and lasting influence. But unlike such Institutionalists as Commons and Ely, Veblen offered no program of practical reform. For Veblen change was at best evolutionary and impersonal, dependent at this historical moment on the rise of a new class of technocrats whose predilection for rational efficiency might replace the pecuniary values of the captains of industry. "One of the most provocative books written by an American intellectual" (Adams, Radical Literature, 59). Grolier, 100 American, 100. HBS 66008. $4000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Salmon Rivers of Scotland. 4 volume set

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd. Original bindings. Parts of vellum spine cracked or missing on some volumes.Rubbed and marked. Binding intact. Rubbed and bumped. Prelims browned. Tightly bound. 1899. Limited Edition. Quarter-vellum/grey boards. 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). 278pp; 286pp; 226pp; 290pp. Numerous b/w photographs. .

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        An Antarctic Mystery

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company. 1899. First. First American edition. Blue cloth lettered and illustrated in black and silver. Small neat gift inscription (dated Christmas, 1898), hinges neatly and professionally repaired, and spine slightly toned, a very good or better copy. .

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        Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis (Saint Louis): A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference. (4 Volumes COMPLETE, Saint Louis)

      The Southern History Company, New York, Louisville, St.Louis 1899 - FIRST EDITION. Four Volumes complete. Half black morocco leather with green cloth boards. The original spines have been relaid retaining most of the spine. All edges gilt. Patterned endpages Many steel plate engravings of prominent Saint Louisians. This four volume set is rarely seen. Overall in GOOD restored condition. LARGE THICK BOOKS. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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        The Emperor&#39;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

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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]

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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, &#39;The Private Presses&#39;, page 232. First Thus. Vellum. Very Good/Fair. 16mo. Private Press.

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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

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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&#39;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&#39;s liberal philosophy may have been on Stevenson&#39;s mind at this crucial time.

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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.

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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.  

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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]

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      - 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]

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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]

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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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