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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Wanderungen in Ost-Afrika.

      Wien, Gerold, 1899.. XX S., 1 Bl., 440 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln sowie 3 gefalt. Karten in Deckeltasche. Gr.-8°, Leinen mit goldgepr. VDeckel und RTitel.. Kainbacher I, 147. Henze V, 493. - Beschreibt eine 1897 unternommene Forschungs- und Jagdexpedition nach Nordost-Afrika, Äthiopien, Somaliland und Kenia, verbunden mit metereologischen, ethnologischen und archäologischen Forschungen. - Einband nur wenig berieben, Buchblock gelockert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        The Works

      London: MacMillan and Co., Limited,, 1899. 3 volumes, octavo (182 × 123 mm). Finely bound in green hard grained morocco, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt edges, turn ins ruled in gilt and stamped with floral gilt decoration, marbled endpapers. Spines and edges faded, endpapers tanned at the edges. An excellent set. An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The New Metropolis: 1600--Memorable Events of Three Centuries--1900. From the Island of Mana-Hat-Ta to Greater New York at the Close of the Nineteenth Century. Illustrated with One Thousand Engravings

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1899. First edition. Blindstamped Cloth. Very Good. xxii, 639, [32] pp. 4to oblong, 10 by 13 inches. Profusely illustrated, photographs, drawings, maps, with some color. One of the most satisfying and entertaining of New York-related books that covers the entire landscape -- history, culture, architecture, its society, high and low -- shortly after the formation of the city as we now know it, with the merger of the five boroughs just one year before publication, in 1898. This book was issued to celebrate that event, but it is far, far more than a souvenir. In its comprehensiveness and authoritativeness, it remains a highly usable fount of information about aspects of the city both then and at times, surprisingly, today. There are probably no other books that alone can transport one back to the turn of the twentieth century in Gotham as seamlessly as this work, and its achievement literally towers over the vast literature about the city that has accumulated ever since. The cloth has minor soiling and edgewear. The interior is clean and tight -- remarkably so, given the weight of the oblong work.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        La Collection Dutuit - Livres Et Manuscrits

      Domascene Morgand, Paris, France, 1899. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition - Copy # 61/350. Text entirely in French. 5" crack on lower spine, but binding is tight. Lettering on spine has worn down to be unreadable. Extremely heavy book. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Pages are tight and clean. Heavy foxing throughout. Moderate shelfwear to the cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 6 pounds. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Non-English Language::French; Inventory No: 001240. . Additional shipping charges may apply.

      [Bookseller: Lotzabooks]
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        THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN [AUTOGRAPH EDITION] (25 Volume Set)

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1899. Half Leather. Very Good binding. Signed. The Autograph Edition set, complete in 25 volumes, and signed by Twain in Volume one. Each volume has an different, and handsome, engraved title page, and a different image of Mark Twain as the frontispiece. This is #111 of 512 sets. Half brown morocco over marbled boards. This notoriously fragile set has had the following repairs: Volume I: front board reattached; Volume II; small patch to the spine; Volume VI: reback with original spine laid down; Volume X: board reattachment; Volume XII: board reattachment; Volume XIV: small patch to spine; Volume XIII: board reattachment; Volume XVII: board reattachment; Volume XXIV: reback with original spine laid down; Volume XXV: reback with original spine. The board reattachments and rebacks have been accomplished very discreetly, with japanese tissue under the leather. There is minor loss to the endcaps of some volumes. There is some variation in the color of the morocco, but overall the set presents well. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Eleven original watercolor and pencil portraits [ identified ] of Africans of the Ivory Coast, 1899

      Ivory Coast: manuscript, 1899 Unique. All in very good condition. 4to.,. Pencil and watercolor washes. Eleven related portraits done from life completed between April and August of 1899. They are all of African men and women mostly from Roc Bereby. Each individual is identified by name and in some cases their social position. All contain full information along with the artist's name boldly inscribed in pencil in the lower right hand corner. These are historically accurate, highly accomplished, and appealing portraits. They are direct, honest, individual character renderings without sentimentality. Each has a real immediacy. Among the subjects are : ' Le Vieux roi - Tobi ' ; ' Le Brigadier Amadi Cire ' ;' Yeppa ' ; ' Polee ' ; ' Moses Bonafacio ' ; ' Le Grand Chef Ghissa ' ; ' Yu Lou dit Blackwell ' ; etc.. The overall dimensions of the sheet size is appx. 24 x 16 cm. . The purpose, if any, for which these portraits were done is unknown. De Mare was born in 1863 in Lucca Italy and died in a fire in Kansas City in 1907. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Academie Julian, Paris and was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists and the Municipal Arts League of Chicago.

      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
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        MICHAEL DRED,DETECTIVE. THE UNRAVELLING OF A MYSTERY OF TWENTY YEARS

      London: Grant Richards, 1899., 1899. First edition. 8vo. Original grey cloth, black lettering to spine and upper cover, which features the profile of a bearded man printed in black over a circular orange background after a design by J. M. Flagg, stamped-signed by him in lower corner of front panel. Illustrated by eight black-and-white plates after drawings by James Montgomery Flagg. Inner hinges professionally repaired, else a very good copy, with the bookplate of famous collector and bibliographer, Adrian Homer Goldstone, on the front pastedown sheet. This is the first detective novel written by a husband-and-wife team, and the first detective novel in which the detective himself is the murderer.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        THE GERMAN SECTARIANS OF PENNSYLVANIA 1708-1742 A CRITICAL & LEGENDARY HISTORY OF THE EPHRATA CLOISTER AND THE DUNKERS Two Volumes: Vol. #1) 1708-1742 and (Vol # 2) 1742-1800

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Author. Very Good. 1899 & 1900. Limited Signed Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 350 sets of which this is # 245. Volume #1 printed in 1899 & #2 in 1900. Both volumes signed by author. Deckle page edges with top edge bright gilt. Text's interior's are tight, clean & intact. Decorated endpaper. Bound in green and red cloth, embellished with gilt. Illustrated with pictorial frontispiece, drawings & one color tinted photographs. Vol. #1 has a blemish on rear covers fore-edge. Vol. #2 Authors own bookplate. Small internal hinge mended paper tear. Pennsylvania, German Sectarians ; Photographs & Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1141 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Victorian commemorative medal struck for Greater Britain Exhibition of 1899

      Melbourne, 1899. Brass medal, 31 mm. diameter, a little tarnished, small punch to upper rim for threading, good condition. Commemorative medal celebrating the voyages of Captain Cook, struck for the Greater Britain Exhibition held in Melbourne during 1888-89. Attracting an estimated two million visitors over two years, the Melbourne Exhibition of 1888-89 celebrated the wealth and optimism of the colony, with displays from over 40 countries. Klenman notes that the medal was actually struck on site at the exhibition in a special display booth, and then sold as a souvenir. The medal celebrates both the discovery of the east coast of Australia, and the independence of Victoria from New South Wales (the obverse reads 'Captain Cook Landed 1770. Victoria Separate Colony 1851'). This example has been punched for threading and use as a pendant.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Nausikaa. Traduction de Leconte de Lisle. Compositions decoratives par Gaston de Latenay.

      Paris, Piazza, 1899.. 4to. 1 Bl., 45 S., 2 Bll. Mit illustr. Titel, illustr. Untertitel, doppelseitigem Frontispiz, 19 doppelseitigen Illustrationen und 4 großen Vignetten von Gaston de Latenay, alle in zarten Pastelltönen pochoirkoloriert sowie 2 Extrasuiten. Orig.-Kartoniert mit farbig illustr. Orig.-Umschlag und 2 weiße Kartonumschläge (Suiten) in Orig.-Halblederkassette mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und blindgeprägter Vignette.. Carteret IV, 235 "Important publication" und Carteret V, 106 "Decoration importante" - Eins von nur 10 num. Exemplaren einer besonderen Vorzugsausgabe auf "Rives imperial" mit den beiden Extra-Suiten der Illustrationen, die eine koloriert auf Japan, die andere schwarz-weiss auf China. - De Latenay "sieht das Phäakenland ... als ein unendlich zartes , sehr zerbrechliches, porzellanern künstliches Traumland ..." (Von Odysseus bis Felix Krull. Katalog SPK 1982, S. 20). - "The Nausikaa episod ... is De Latenay's only major illustrated book, certainly his, and probably his publisher's, Piazza's masterpiece ..." (Houghton Library No 70). - Die Illustrationen sind japanischen Farbholzschnitten nachempfunden, sodass die Extrasuite auf Japan besonders wirkungsvoll die Schönheit der Illustration wiedergibt. - Kassette etwas angestaubt. - Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Ruslan I Ludmilla

      Moscow: A. I. Mamontov, 1899. Large folio, oatmeal linen over flexible boards. Large gilt abstract design incorporating dates of Pushkin's centenary on front cover. Light crease to upper right corner; front pastedown with splits in paper and inner hinges cracked. An attractive copy of a large and handsome book. Bookplate designed by Serge Chekhonin for Simeon J. Bolan, a New York bookseller instrumental in the creation of Slavic collections at major universities and libraries - a medieval Russian knight with a sword guarding an armful of books and manuscripts against a Slavic background. One of several opulent editions of Pushkin's poems issued in 1899 to commemorate his centenary. The poem is an epic fairy tale about the abduction of the daughter, Ludmilla, of the prince of Kiev by an evil wizard and the attempt of Rusland, the knight to rescue her. Eighteen gilt-bordered color lithographs with text, facing pages of text within gilt borders. Sergei Maliutin was a Russian painter and stage designer who helped revive the Russian folk art tradition. . Linen Over Boards. Near Fine. Illus. by Sergei Vasilevich Maliutin. Large Folio.

      [Bookseller: marilyn braiterman rare books]
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        Wanderungen in Ost-Afrika.

      Wien, Gerold & Cie 1899;. EA; ca 24x18 cm; (22) 440 Seiten mit 41 Tafeln, zahlreichen Vignetten und 3 Tafeln; illustr. Originalleinwandeinband mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel (Rücken minimal fleckig, Widmung auf Titelbildrückseite, die Karten geringfügig stockfleckig; gutes Exemplar); EA;. Sehr selten. Beschreibt eine 1897 gemachte Forschungs- und Jagd-Expedition nach Ostafrika, die allerdings durch die Verweigerung einer Durchreise durch Äthiopien ihr hochgestecktes Ziel nur in jagdlicher Hinsicht erreichen konnte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        (Musterbuch.

      Paris, 1899).. (27 x 37,5 cm). 28 Bll. Mit 54 montierten Original-Albumin-Photographien. Leinwandband der Zeit.. Seltenes Musterbuch mit montierten Original-Photographien von ausgeführten Arbeiten und Produkten. - Die auf Bronzeguss spezialisierte Firma stellte u.a. Zubehör für Kamine (verzierte Gitter, Aufsätze, Bestecke etc.) und Vorhangstangen her. Sie wurde auf den Weltausstellungen von 1855, 1867 und 1878 jeweils mit einer Medaille ausgezeichnet. - Vorsatz gestempelt. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig bzw. angestaubt. Einband etwas bestoßen. Rücken nachgebunden, sonst gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Anexión del Reino de Navarra en tiempo del Rey Católico

      La Viuda é Hijos de Tello, Madrid 1899 - original paperback bound in early 20thc. leather and boards, solid and tight binding, 412pp, 19.5x13.5cm, small piece missing from top of spine cover, slight yellowing of all pages through ageing; signed by author and dedicated to Foulché-Delbosc [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Spanish Main]
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        Eine Krone für Zion

      Wien, M. Frisch 1899.. 3. Aufl. 8°. 29 (1) S. OKart. Mit eigenhändiger, mehrzeil. Widmung des Verfassers, dat. Wien, 3. Juni 1904.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Das hohe Lied.

      Verlag des Vereins der Bücherfreunde, (1. Januar 1899), 1899.. Leinen. Erscheinungsjahr geschätzt, Deckel mit Gebrauchs-/Wasserspuren, farblich nicht ganz homogen und am Buchrücken mit kleinem fehlendem Teilstück, Schnitt mit Altersspuren, roter Kopffarbschnitt, mit seidenem Lesebändchen Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        The River War

      London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1899. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders. 2 volumes, octavo (224 × 150 mm) Slightly later red half morocco by Morrell for Sotheran's, red linen boards, dark green morocco labels, dotted roll to raised bands, double-fillet gilt panels to the compartments, matching roll to spine and corner edges, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece in each volume. 4 illustrated plates and 11 folding maps in volume I, 2 illustrated plates and 9 folding maps and three non-folding maps in volume II, and numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text. A little rubbed at the extremities, light toning to the text, but overall very good set, well presented. First edition, first impression, second state - minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE[']) corrected on p. 459 of volume II - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). This set signed by Churchill on the half-title of volume I, and initialled by him on the binder's blank in volume II, and uncommon thus. It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by Sir E.T. "Bill" Williams in the old Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century", a set-piece in a book that Williams considers a "superb" history; Churchill himself described his work more graphically as a "a tale of blood and war". Rarely encountered signed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE LOST HEIR

      1899. Illustrated by Ernest Prater. London: James Bowden, 1899. 8 pp undated ads. Original pictorially decorated olive green cloth, beveled. First Edition of this novel for adults. A general has died in India, and his child the heir has disappeared -- though a certain rogue surfaces to claim the inheritance in the child's absence... One would assume, looking at the binding, that it is one of Henty's typical historical adventures for "young lads": it shows a fallen man under a tiger, while a soldier and a man astride an elephant rush to his rescue. The publisher, James Bowden (recently retired as managing director of the firm of Ward Lock & Bowden), clearly put this novel into such a binding with the hope of stimulating sales by deluding people into thinking it was another Henty book for boys; this undoubtedly upset Henty, as he had a contract with Blackie for all such titles.~This is a fine, bright copy -- though the endpapers have hairline cracks and there is occasional foxing on this thick wove paper. Although the number of copies of the first edition of THE LOST HEIR is not known, it could not have been many, as it is an uncommon book -- like most all of Henty's books for adults. Newbolt 87.1 (and Plate 14).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Le Journal des Ventes, (Art Nouveau Art Glass interest). From the "Maitres de l'Affiche" Pl. 146

      Paris:: L'Imprimerie Chaix,. 1899.. First edition. Print. Fine. A beautifully dressed woman evaluating an art glass vase, dressed elaborately in Art Nouveau style. "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" were reduced- size fine art poster lithographs of famous images of the Belle Epoque, 1895-1900, offered by subscription and never released as bound books; approximately 240 were done over a 60-month period and reflected the best of the exuberant poster art movement that swept Paris at the time before WWI. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner. With the nicely impressed and artistic blindstamp of the "Imprimerie..." below on the right, with the “Les Maitres…” stamp to left bottom margin. very good condition and colorful; these were produced as an alternative to the unwieldy sized posters themselves

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Catalogue des lithographies originales de Henri Fantin-Latour. Musee National du Luxembourg. Expositions periodiques d'Estampes. Troisieme Exposition (1er Juin 1899).

      Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies., Paris. 1899 - Contemporary gilt-lettered leather backed boards, marbled end-papers, original paper covers bound in. 83 item catalogue, a few b/w illusts in text, bibliography. A fine full-page original lithograph on chine. The original (bound in)covers are very acidfied and the upper cover has detached along spine. Leather worn at head and tail of spine. From the library of Michael Sadler. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        An Alphabet.

      W. Heinemann,, London, 1899 - London, W. Heinemann, 1899. 4°. o. Pag. [28 Bll.] Illustr. OHlwd. 3. Auflage im Jahr der Ersten. In engl. Sprache. Mit 26 Tafeln und einer zwefarbigen Vignette auf dem Titel. Hofstätter 82; The Artist & the Book 217. - V. stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. bestossen, leichte Gbrsp. - Ein Exemplar der berühmten englischen Jugendstilfolge nach japanischen Vorbildern. Das mit leichter Ironie entworfene Bilderalphabet zählt zu den besten Arbeiten des Künstlers (1872 - 1949). Englisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Avvisi nuovi et certezza della parte di mezzo giorno. Dove s'intende tre infideli Rè della fede Mahomettana convertiti, & battezzati con li suoi regni, & venuti alla nostra Christiana fede. Florence, 16 February 1571. Small 8vo (15 x 10.5 cm). With the large woodcut coat of arms of Pope Pius V (74 x 62 mm). Sewn in later stiff paper wrappers.

      Nijhoff, General catalogue 293 (1899), 221 "Très rare"(likely this copy); cf. De Backer & Sommervogel V, col. 307 (1609 French ed.); EDIT 16 (1 copy of undated Rome ed.); ICCU (1 copy of same undated Rome ed.); WorldCat (1 copy of different(?) undated Rome ed., and later eds.); http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k794220 (1571 Paris ed.). Apparently unique Florence edition (the first dated edition, published at most a few months after the first Rome edition) of a letter written from "Isola della Madera" in "India" on 17 August 1570 by a Portuguese Jesuit missionary. He gives an account of missionary work in the East Indies, India and possibly elsewhere (some of the place names are difficult to identify) from August 1569 to January 1570 and particularly of the conversion of three Kings from Islam to Christianity. The first was the King of Manado, clearly meaning the northernmost tip of Sulawesi/Celebes in the East Indies, and the letter tells of further work among the nearby "Cauripa" (Kaidipan) and in "Battachina" (Halmahera or part of it) across the Maluku Sea near Ternate. Magaglianes then passes to Goa in India, including "terre di Salsette" (Salcette), so it was apparently in India that the "gran Re di Porcada" was converted, though we have found no such place in that region. Finally comes the conversion of the "Re di Cocin", probably not Cohin China (southernmost Vietnam) but Kochi on the south-west coast of India. Magaglianes or Magalhaens (d. 1574) worked as a missionary in the East Indies from 1561. Perhaps he wrote from Madeira on his way home to Portugal, but it is odd that he places it in "India" so "Madera" may mean some island in the East Indies or India. The letter is said to actually be a conflation of three letters by three different Jesuit missionaries, published in Nuovi avisi dell' India, Rome, [1570] (Streit, Bibliotheca missionum IV, 944).If the transcriptions in online catalogues are accurate there were two undated editions, both published by Giovanni Gigliotti, but we have located only four copies counting both together. It was translated into French as Nouveaux advertissemens tres certains, venus du pays des Indes Meridionales, Paris, Jean Dallier, 1571, and into German at Dillingen in the same year (VD16 W 439). It made a deep impression all over Europe.In good condition, with the title-page very slightly abraded, minor foxing and a faint marginal water stain not approaching the text.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Riley Love Lyrics

      Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1899. Later printing. Hardcover. Good +. Later printing. Hardcover. 8vo. xxii, 23-191pp. Illustrated with life pictures by William B. Dyer. Publishers decorated green cloth sunned on the spine and edges of the boards. Gilt border, title and white, black and gilt heart and lady illustration on front cover. Atlanta book seller ticket lower right corner of front paste down. Inscribed by Riley on right front end sheet; "For Miss Rubye Rich, with greetings - James Whitcomb Riley." Riley also wrote two lines on the same page; "What was The Golden Age, in truth, Is yet The Golden Age of Youth." Light soiling to front cover. Cloth is sunned on spine and edges of boards. Rubye Rich (Strauss) was born in Atlanta in 1882. She was the daughter of Emanuel Rich, cofounder with brother Morris of the Rich's Department store.

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        Die Insel Zipangu. Marchen Von A. J. Mordtmann

      Schmidt & Spring, Leipzig 1899 - Small folio, spectacular publisher's binding of pictorial green cloth with figure of a woman leading a horse amidst birds and flora in orange, mustard, pink and black. Lettering and decoration in silver and black; back cover design in silver; decorated spine. Pictorial endpapers. Fine. Color frontispiece and many full page and vignette illustrations in black and white in a Jugendstil/Orientalist style by Hugo Braune. Hugo Braune, a German artist, did a series of illustrations for the operas of Wagner. Size: Small Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        Lyrics of the Hearthside

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

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF A SOLDIER OF THREE WARS, AS WRITTEN BY HIMSELF

      Detroit, MI: Published by the author, 1899. 1st Hardcover 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.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        Une Election a Tigre-Sur-mer

      Edition Du Gaulois, Paris 1899 - Oblong folio, red pebbled cloth with large paste-down color pictorial illustration on front cover. About fine. With the appearance of a children's book, the setting is a schoolroom with an abbot instructing a child. Actually it is a record of an 1899 campaign for a Boulangiste candidate in the Norman village where Gyp summered, told in a childish narrative and 36 full page cartoonish drawings in color and black and white by "Bob". The Countess was a fanatical anti-Semite and anti-Dreyfusard who denounced populist democracry and the parliamentary French Republic in numerous sketches and novels. She identified Boulanger, who vowed to save France in a time of crisis, with Napoleon I whom she idolized. Georges Boulanger was a conservative French general and politician who threatened a coup d'etat and the establishment of a dictatorship advocating revenge on Germany and a return to the monarchy. According to the newspaper Le Temps, Gyp harangued the peasants and fisherman of the peaceful coastal town, bribed the children with candy and distributed posters insulting the government, for which she was fined. Reference: Willa Silverman, The Notorious Life of Gyp. Right-Wing Anarchist in Fin-de-Siecle France." Size: Oblong Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lyrics of Lowly Life

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1899. Early Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Early Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Original green-gray cloth, slight edgewear, top edge gilt, corners slightly bumped. Spine a little dull but an attractive Alice C. Morse binding. Signed by Dunbar on the front endpaper - the first edition was 1896. BAL 4918. xx, 208pp. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 044858.

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        Les truands. -

      Eugène Fasquelle 1899 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 195 pp. Couverture rempliée verte. Intérieur très frais sur beau papier Japon. A grandes marges. Bel exemplaire. EDITION ORIGINALE limitée à 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon. EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE. Il porte le numéro 1. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ink Blocks (9) Depicting Scenes From everyday Life

      1899. 9 blocks held in a cloth covered box. The blocks, in different shapes, are in bas-relief, delicately findished off in gold and depict scences from everyday life. Box a little rubbed, else in good condition. End 19th century? In China calligraphy is an ancient art, practised by every cultivated person. Four of the objects necessary to perform this art are considered as "the four treasures of the Study": Writing Brush, Ink-sticks, Paper and Ink-stone. The writing brushes peculiar to China, are classified into "Hard", "Soft" and "Both", and are made with hairs of different animals. Their history possibly goes back six thousand years. Paper is one of the most famous Chinese inventions, about two thousand years old. There are many different kinds, but the best one, both for Chinese calligraphy and painting, is the so-called "Xuan", soft and fine textured. The Ink-slab or Ink-stone, is also quite ancient; it can be made of different materials, such as jade, porcelain, copper, silver and, naturally, stone. The most primitive ink-stones had a pestle to grind pigments. "The ink-stick is the unique pigment of Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy. At the initial stage natural ink or half natural ink was generally used. It was during the Han period that artificial ink appeared" (www.chinavista). A short but interesting history of the Ink-stick is given in Wikipedia: "Legend says that King Yi first invented ink stick about 2,800 years ago, yet archaeologists have detected ink marks on the back of inscribed bones or tortoise shells of the Shang Dynasty, 3,200 years ago. There are many varieties of ink stick. The most famous is hui, mo (Anhui ink stick), made from the pines that grow on Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui Province. The trees are burned and the soot left after burning makes excellent ink stick. Xi, a famous ink maker, moved to Shexian County in Anhui at the end of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). His method for making ink stick from pine soot was handed down to later generations... Ink stick falls into three major categories, according to the chief materials used in manufacture. The pine-soot ink stick: this is made with the mixture of pine soot, which is the main part, a certain amount of glue, medicinal material and spices. The oil-soot ink stick: Tung oil, sesame oil, rapeseed oil or petroleum is burned and the soot is mixed with gelatine, medicinal material and spices. The oil- and pine soot ink stick: This is a mixture of the previous materials for making the oil-soot ink stick and pine-soot ink stick. Proportions vary, and the quality of the ink differs accordingly". The present set of Ink sticks is the kind which was traditionally given to the successful imperial examinee. The blocks could be shaped in several different ways, such as animals, different objects, elegantly dressed women, and endless other variants.

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        Central Polizei-Blatt 1898 [Heft 1-123 komplett];

      . CIII Seiten [Inhaltsverzeichnis] + 440 Seiten + 82 [unpaginierte] Seiten [alphabetisches Inhaltsverzeichnis] + 44 [unpaginierte] Seiten 'Ausweis über die landesverwiesenen und abgeschafften Ausländer' + VIII Seiten [alphabetisches Inhaltsverzeichnis] Pappband der Zeit (23x20cm) mit goldbeschriftetem Rückenschild; k.k.Hof-und Staatsdruckerei Wien 1899 [1.Auflage] Sehr interessanter Band durchgehend mit Steckbriefen, Ãœberwachungs- und Ausforschungs-Anzeigen! Sehr aufschlußreiche und überaus reichhaltige Sammlung von polizeistatistischen Angaben, erstellten und erledigten Steckbriefen, Tat- und Täterbeschreibungen usf. Ein Kultur- und Sittengeschichtlich kaum zu übertreffendes, amtliches Periodikum von größter Seltenheit. [Gelenke angeplatzt und Rücken mit kleineren Fehlstellen].

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        Die Fahrt der "Wega" über Alpen und Jura am 3. Oktober 1898 . Mit Profilen, Karten und zahlreichen Lichtdruckbildern.

      Basel, Benno Schwabe, 1899. Gr.8°, 124 S. u. 20 Fig., tlw. auf (Falt-)Tafeln., OLwd., goldgepr. Deckel u. Rücken, Kopfgoldschnitt., Einbd. min. berieben u. fleckig, Titelbl. m. Signaturschildchen, vereinzelte, wenige Fingerflecken, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 517. Erstausgabe dieser äußerst seltenen Beschreibung einer wissenschaftlichen Ballonfahrt von Sitten im Wallis über die Alpen und Jura bis in die Gegend von Lanres in Frankreich. Mit Photographien von: Adrien Mercier; Schönenberger; Kleindienst & Schmid u.a. Inhalt: Erste Veranlassung u. Vorbereitung; Die Wega; Die Fahrt der Wega; Die meteorologischen Ergebnisse;

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        Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges, The

      1899. In a Handsome Arts & Crafts Binding[BINDING]. BRIDGES, Robert. The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges. London: George Bell, 1899. Later edition ("cheap issue"). Octavo (6 5/8 x 3 3/4 in; 169 x 95 mm). [iv], 116, [2, adv.] pp.Contemporary full green crushed morocco by a gifted yet unsigned binder in the arts and crafts style with hand-tooled gilt border featuring onlaid red morocco dots enclosing a centerpiece of curved gilt stems and onlaid red morocco dots and onlaid green morocco foliage, to each cover. Gitl-rolled edges. Turn-ins reiterate the cover border. All edges gilt. Spine sunned to warm olive. A fine copy.Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930) was a British poet, and poet laureate of England from 1913 to 1930. He practiced medicine but lung disease forced him to retire in 1882, and from that point on he devoted himself to writing and literary research. Bridges' literary work, however, started long before his retirement, his first collection of poems having been published in 1873. As a poet Bridges stands apart from modern English verse yet his work has had great influence in a select circle, by its restraint, purity, precision, and delicacy yet strength of expression.

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        Weinrankenzweig mit Schmetterling.

      . Schwarzer Karton mit farbigem Papier hinterlegt, rechts unten monogrammiert "IK.", auf gelbliches Velin montiert, dort mit der Nummer "59" versehen. Ca. 16,3:14 cm.. Ida Kerkovius zählt sicher zu den renommiertesten deutschen Künstlerinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts. 1899 begann sie ihre künstlerische Ausbildung an einer privaten Malschule in ihrer Geburtsstadt. 1902 Umzug nach Dachau, um an der privaten Malschule von A. Hölzel (1853-1934) zu studieren. 1908 Studium in Berlin an der Zeichen- und Malschule von A. Mayer und Ãœbersiedelung nach Stuttgart, wo Hölzel seit 1906 an der Kunstakademie lehrte. Nachfolgend wurde sie seine Meisterschülerin und 1911-1914 seine Assistentin mit eigenem Meisteratelier. 1915-1917 unterrichtete sie Hanna Beckker vom Rath (1893-1983), ihre spätere freundschaftlich verbundene Förderin und Sammlerin. 1920-1923 Studium am Bauhaus in Weimar, wo sie bei den für ihr weiteres Schaffen bestimmenden Künstlern J. Itten (1888-1967), P. Klee (1879-1940) und W. Kandinsky (1866-1944) studierte und u.a. die Weberei erlernte. Ab 1925 Reisen nach Paris, Norditalien und in die Schweiz. Nach 1933 wurde sie von den Nationalsozialisten als "entartet" diffamiert und erhielt Ausstellungsverbot. 1935-1939 Reisen durch Mittel- und Osteuropa, anschließend Rückkehr nach Stuttgart, wo sie sich zurückgezogen weiterhin der Malerei und Bildweberei widmete. Bomben zerstörten ihr Atelier und damit einen Großteil ihrer Arbeiten. Nach 1945 unternahm sie weitere Reisen nach Südfrankreich, an den Gardasee und nach Ischia. 1954 wurde ihr das Bundesverdienstkreuz Erster Klasse verliehen, 1958 folgte die Ernennung zur Professorin. Sie wurde Ehrenmitglied der Staatlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart sowie Ehrenvorstandsmitglied des Deutschen Künstlerbundes. Obwohl ihre letzten Jahre von schwerer Krankheit gezeichnet waren, war sie weiterhin künstlerisch tätig.

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        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's landmark work. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt topstain. In near fine condition with only light shelfwear to the extremities. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very sharp copy. 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).

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        A tired Theodor Herzl writes a friend: ..."I succumb to fatique, Work becomes heavier day by day"

      Autograph letter signed "Th. Herzl" on "Die Welt" letterhead, in French with full translation, dated April 27, 1899, Vienna, Austria, Measures 5.75" x 8.75", also framed with a black and white stock photograph of Theodor Herzl, 8" X 10.75", museum quality framed to 22" x 18", [ca. 1904], no place. Creasing, silvering, and wear along top to photograph with mounting remnants on verso. Overall, fine condition. Translated, in full: "The Jewish World, Editorial Staff Administration, Vienna IX. Türkenstrasse 9. Vienna, April 27, 1899 Dear and Good Friend We did not have any room, the enormous Bank heading took up our space. That is the simple reason for the interruption fixed since. Why complicate matters. I succumb to fatigue. Work becomes heavier day by day. Fraternally Yours (signed) Th Herzl (postscript) We cannot take onthe special edition of your good news."Influenced by anti-Semitic sentiment while working as a correspondent covering of the D

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        MY SCOTTISH SWEETHEART

      New York: F. Tennyson Neely. 1899. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in boards. Hinge starting. Some staining to boards. An extremely rear volume. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Moby Dick or The Whale (Famous Novels of the Sea)

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. 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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        Funny Folks

      New York.: E. P. Dutton & Co.. First Edition.. 1899.. Oversized hardcover book 16.5 x 12 inches, illustrated with color and black and white cartoons (both narrative panels and solo pieces); 41 pages printed on one side only. Bright and clean red cloth covers, with small area of irregular fading on back cover. The fabric hinge of the front cover is exposed; the paper originally covering it has curled and pulled away. The sturdier rear hinge shows signs of replicating the problems at the front. Corners are bumped; tiny exposed board where cloth has worn at bottom free end of front and back covers. Short tears in margins of several interior pages. Franklin Morris Howarth is considered one of the pioneers in the early years of the American comic strip. This compilation brought together the varied cartoon formats employed by Howarth and published in "Puck," with special attention given to his color lithographed panel cartoons. Howarth also published cartoons in the early humor magazines "Judge" and "Life" and created a Sunday newspaper strip entitled "Lulu and Leander." "Funny Folks" is an uncommon volume and an important benchmark in the evolution of American comic strip art. Despite the problems noted, the volume is in remarkably good condition, clean and bright. .

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        ORIGENES HISTORICOS DE CATALUÑA

      Establecimiento Tipográfico de Hijos de Jaime Japús - Barcelona. 1899. 28X19. XXXVII+751Pág. 20X28. Premio Martorell de 1897. Raríssimo ejemplar. Ref 9.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGENES HISTORICOS DE CATALUNA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1899. 28X19. XXXVII+751Pag. 20X28. Premio Martorell de 1897. Rarissimo ejemplar. Ref 9.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Når vi døde vågner. En dramatisk epilog i tre akter.

      København 1899. 8vo. 202 s. Orig. komp. helsjirtingbd. (Lysebrunt). med helt gullsnitt. Ex libris på forsats. Et friskt og fint eks

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        The man with the hoe

      1899. "First printed appearance of this poem issued as a supplement to the San Francisco Sunday Examiner, folio, 4pp., printed in color, fore-edges a little wrinkled, few short tears at margins, but a very good example of a scarce printing. ACCOMPANIED BY: The Man with the Hoe, first edition (following its appearance in The Examiner), 12mo, 8pp., original cream printed wrappers, with the last two lines of the opening stanza in Markham's holograph, signed and dated, on a small piece of stationery tipped to the inside of the front wrapper. Of this edition Grolier notes: ""No more than 30 copies of the pamphlet had been distributed before the printer's plant and stock were burned."" Contained in a 1/4 blue morocco slipcase, with the front portion of the original mailing envelope present, with notes on it in pencil presumably in the hand of Merle Johnson. Hogan and Rabinowitz bookplates. Johnson, p. 347; Grolier, American 100, #99."

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        The Weavers [Die Weber; De Waber]; Together with a Program for the Play [Each Signed / Unterzeichnet] Clare Booth Luce's copy, Signed by her

      London: William Heinemann, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first UK edition, first printing, being the first printing in English (spine ends and board corners very lightly rubbed, leading bottom corners gently bumped, damage to the front pastedown's lower right corner due to removal of something once attached there, some offsetting to the rear pastedown and opposing endpaper face -- lacking the extremely scarce dust jacket), SIGNED BY GERHARD HAUPTMANN on the title page; TOGETHER WITH an ORIGINAL PROGRAM FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF "THE WEAVERS" At NEW YORK CITY'S GARDEN THEATRE for the Play's run there beginning on December 14, 1915 and continuing for 87 performances -- ending in February 1916, SIGNED BY GERHART HAUPTMANN to the front page's bottom margin (being in Very Good condition with some age toning as well as with some splitting at the top and bottom of the spine crease). Emanuel Reicher both directed the Play and took the role of Old Ansorge in it. German dramatist and Novelist Gerhart Hauptmann won the 1912 Nobel Prize in Literature "primarily in recognition of his fruitful, varied and outstanding production in the realm of dramatic art". In presenting the Award to Gerhart Hauptmann, Hans Hildebrand, then the Acting Secretary of the Swedish Academy, gave particular praise the "The Weavers", noting it as being the work in which Hauptmann first (at age 30) displayed his mature powers. "The Weavers", first published in Germany (1892), deals with a group of Silesian weavers who, during the 1840s, staged an uprising because of their concerns about the Industrial Revolution. (The Play provided the basis for the 1927 silent film of the same name directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Paul Wegener.) Of The Weavers, noted Theatre Critic stated that, "as one of Gerhart Hauptmann's experiments in dramatic form, The Weavers is highly significant. Instead of a hero, he has created a mob; this mob is therefore the protagonist—or chief character—and if individuals emerge from the rank and file they are not thrust into the foreground to stay long. It is the weavers as a class that are ever before us, and the unity of the play is in them and in them alone; they are only parts of a larger picture which will take shape as the story advances, and are not intended to be taken as important individuals." Having a notable Provenance, this copy belonged to editor, playwright, journalist, ambassador, socialite, and U.S. Congresswoman (representing Connecticut) Clare Boothe Luce and carries her elegant possession signature to the front free endpaper. Copies of this important Hauptmann work are not at all common, signed copies in any edition or printing are more uncommon still, and copies signed by Gerhart Hauptmann, especially when in English translation, are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Very Good copy of one of Gerhart Hauptmann's most important works, having an excellent Provenance and having been SIGNED BY THE PRIOR OWNER, CLARE BOOTHE LUCE and, most notably, SIGNED BY GERHART HAUPTMANN, TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL PROGRAM FOR FIRST AMERICAN RUN OF THE PLAY, ALSO SIGNED BY GERHART HAUPTMANN. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE TO RARE.

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