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        South London [Fore-edge painting]

      London Chatton & Windus 1899. VG : in very good condition. Slight rubbing to cover. Scattered browning Reprint Gold-decorated morocco by Fazakerley, Liverpool 140mm x 220mm (6" x 9"). 332pp. Fore-edge painting - view of Greenwich Palace. Etching by Francis S. Walker and 119 illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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      Methuen , 1899. Methuen , 1899. First edition. Original green ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover. Author's presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his wife, "To my dear wife / Arthur Morrison / September 1899" A fine copy.

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        An Antarctic Mystery.

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1899 - 8vo. 336 pp. Very Good, Beige Decorative Cloth with sun-fading, stains, edge wear, & rubbing on boards; spine slanted; boards slightly loose; minor shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle; signed dedication to previous owner on FFEP. Mylar Jacket. Illustrations. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. First US Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alt-Prag., Farbholzschnitt in Dunkelbraun und Ocker.

      1899 - Im Stock monogrammiert. Auf gelblichem festen Velin. Schütte, Emil Orlik Graphik im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett, Nr. 31. Charakteristisches Blatt aus Orliks Prager Heimatstadt. - Minimale Braunfleckchen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 18,5 x 13,8 cm (Darstellung), 19,2 x 14,6 (Blatt).

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Pall Mall Magazine poster;

      Pall Mall June 1899 - 77 x 52cms (c. 30 x 20 inches); folds, 4cm rear at top right. Framed

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        Die geschichtliche Entwicklung der Handfeuerwaffe, bearbeitet nach den in den deutschen Sammlungen noch vorhandenen Originalen. 3 Teile in einem Band: I. Über die geschichtlieche Entwicklung des glatten Gewehrs, speciell des Gewehrschlosses / II. Über die geschichtlieche Entwicklung des gezogenen Gewehrs / III. Über die geschichtliche Entwicklung des Hinterladungs-Gewehrs./ Nachträge zur geschichtlichen Entwickelung der Handfeuerwaffen

      Dresden: Damm, 1899.. Zweite, durch Nachträge und TAFELN erweiterte, Gesammt-Ausgabe. 538 Seiten mit 34 farblithographischeTafeln + 52 Seiten Nachtrag mit 2 Tafeln, 27 cm. Genarbtes Halbleder auf 5 Bünden, Lederecken. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel, Rückenverzierhung. Marmorierter Schnitt, Buchdecke, Vorsätze.. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Einband mit leichten Spuren. Untere Buchkanten vom Stand im Regal etwa berieben. Innen tadellos, sauber, keinerlei Eintrag. Wirkt kaum gelesen. Schöne prächtiger Einband. Bei der Bindung wurden versehentlich die Seiten 511-524 nach den Seiten 525-538 eingebunden. Sonst tadellos.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force

      London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899 . London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1899 . An Episode of Frontier War. New Edition. Small octavo. Original plum buckram, title gilt to the spine, broad single fillet panel to the upper board, decorated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Sir Bindon Blood and 2 folding coloured maps, and 4 full-page. A little rubbed, spine sunned, free endpapers browned, lengthy inked contemporary gift inscription to the first blank, text block lightly toned as usual, a very good copy. First printing of the Silver Library Edition of Churchill'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 'Pages of Napier punctuated by a mad printer's reader'" (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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        Under the Same Old Flag - Souvenir kerchief of the Boer War.

      1899-1902 1899 - Souvenir created during the Second Boer War [1899-1902] depicting the different military forces of the British colonies including in the upper left Australia, upper right Cape Colony, lower right Canada, lower left India. Each corner features a soldier in dress uniform on horseback from each of the stated locales. The center features a Victoria Cross with horse and rider leaping through, and text 'Under the Same Old Flag' beneath. 14" x 12 1/2". Color lithographic kerchief, with colors vivid, and only a faint pea-sized stain in lower left quadrant.

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        Le Rime Di Francesco Petrarca di su gli originali. Commentare by Giosue Carducci and Severino Ferrari [Signed/ Firmato]

      Firenze (Florence): G.C. Sansoni, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, of this translation by Geosue Carducci of Di Francesco Petrarca's Poetry from the original text, with commentary by Geosue Carducci and noted scholar Severino Ferrari, bound in three-quarters vellum and marbled boards (wear to the paper at the board edges, apparent scratching out of some writing to the closed page block's leading edge, pages 19 and 133 each show neat notations to the text), SIGNED BY GEOSUE CARDUCCI on the title page. A gifted translator of ancient Italian, Geosue Carducci here presents his translation of Poetry by Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), the noted Italian Scholar and Poet of Renaissance Italy on whose works (along with those of those of Giovanni Boccaccio and Dante Alighieri) the model for modern Italian was based. Petrarca was a major force in the development of the Renaissance whose sonnets were read and imitated throughout Europe and were considered a model for lyrical poetry. One of the earliest Humanists and regarded as the greatest scholar of his age, Petrarca combined an interest in classical culture and Christianity and left a deep influence on literature throughout Western Europe. An influential Poet and considered to be the national Poet of then modern-day Italy, Geosue Carducci won the 1906 Noble Prize in Literature "not only in consideration of his deep learning and critical research, but above all as a tribute to the creative energy, freshness of style, and lyrical force which characterize his poetic masterpieces". In presenting the Prize to Carducci, C.D. af Wirsén, then the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy noted that Carducci had been nurtured by ancient literature and by Dante and Petrarch (Petrarca), and described Carducci (a forceful anti-Christian) as devoted to the classical ideal and to Petrarchan humanism. Signed copies of Carcucci's works are difficult to find. A Very Good copy of a notable book showing Carducci's scholarly abilities and combining two of Italy's most important Poets, SIGNED BY GEOSUE CARDUCCI. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        Hausindustrie und Heimarbeit in Deutschland und Österreich. Erster Band. Süddeutschland und Schlesien; Zweiter Band. Die Hausindustrie der Frauen in Berlin; Dritter Band. Mittel- und Westdeutschland. Österreich; Vierter Band. Gesetzgebung, Statistik und Übersichten.

      Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik 84; 85; 86; 87. Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1899.. XX 506; LX 616 S., (2) mehrf. gef. Tab.; VII, 550; VIII 277 S., 4 Bde., Pp.. I. O. Reinhard: Die württembergische Trikot-Industrie mit specieller Berücksichtigung der Heimarbeit in den Bezirken Stuttgart (Stadt und Land) und Balingen. Ders.: Die Feinmechanik im Oberamt Balingen. Wilhelm Fuchs: Über Hausindustrie und verwandte Unternehmungsformen auf dem Taunus. Albert Baer: Die Kartonageindustrie zu Lahr i.B. mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Heimarbeit. Wilhelm Uhlfelder: Die Zinnmalereien in Nürnberg und Fürth. Eine wirtschaftliche Studie über Heimarbeit. Robert Liefmann: Die Hausweberei im Elsaß. Hermann Loth: Die Uhrenindustrie im badischen Schwarzwald. Ders.: Die Reste kleinerer Hausindustrien auf dem badischen Schwarzwald. Heinrich Bernheim: Die Hausindustrien des südlichen Schwarzwaldes. Alois Irmer: Das Magazinsystem in der Breslauer Möbeltischlerei. Alfred Glücksmann: Die Hausweberei im schlesischen Eulengebirge - II. Alfred Weber: Die Entwicklungsgrundlagen der großstädtischen Frauenhausindustrie. 1. Georg Neuhaus: Die Frauenarbeit in der Berliner Textil-Hausindustrie. 2. Georg Neuhaus: Die Putzindustrie in Berlin. 3. Luise von Benda: Die Entwicklung der Berliner Damenmaßschneiderei. 4. Marie Amalie Lipszye: Die Beriebsformen der Berliner Damenmaßschneiderei. 5. Curt Rosenberg: Die Kürschnerei und Mützenmacherei. 6. Hans Grandke: Berliner Kleiderkonfektion. 7. Johannes Feig: Die Betriebsformen und Arbeitsverhältnisse in der Berliner Wäsche-Industrie. 8. Georg Neuhaus: Die Kostüm- und Weißwarenkonfektion in Berlin. 9. Theodor Münster: Die Fabrikation vonKravatten, Schirmen, Handschuhen, Hosenträgern und Korsetts in Berlin. 10. Hugo Roehl: Die Hausindustrie in der Berliner Ledergalanteriewarenindustrie. 11. Helene Simon: Das Stickereigewerbe in Berlin. 12. Arthur Dix: Hausindustrie der Frauen in Danzig. - III. 1. Wilhelm Hohn: Hausindustrie und Heimarbeit in den Regierungsbezirken Koblenz und Trier. 2. E. Jaffe: Die westdeutsche Konfektionsindustrie mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Heimarbeit. 3. E. Kieseritzky: Die Formen der Hausindustrie in Köln. 4. Paul Ehrenberg: Die Spielwarenhausindustrie des Kreises Sonneberg. 5. E. Jaffe: Hausindustrie und Fabrikbetrieb in der deutschen Cigarrenfabrikation. 6. Elisabeth von Richthofen: Die Perlenstickerei im Kreise Saarburg in Lothringen. 7. Gustav Scheu: Die Heimarbeit im Wiener Handschuhmachergewerbe. 8. August Wilfling: Die Hausindustrie und Heimarbeit auf dem Gebiete der Kamm- und Fächermacherei in Wien. 9. Ernst Seidler: Heimarbeit und Hausindustrie in Obersteiermark (Handelskammerbezirk Leoben). 10. Robert Pollatschek: Das Schuhmachergewerbe in Trebitsch. 11. Oskar Engländer: Über die Hausindustrie in einigen Bezirken des südöstlichen Böhmen. 12. Robert Zuckerkandl: Hausindustrie in der Handschuhnäherei in Dobritsch und Umgebung (Böhmen). 13. Karl Kostka: Die Heimarbeit in der Hohlglasindsutrie Nordböhmens. - IV. 1. W. Kähler: Materialien zur Beurteilung der rechtlichen Stellung der Hausindustrie in Deutschland. 2. Ernst Francke: Die Hausindustrie in der Schuhmacherei Deutschlands. 3. PaulVoigt: Die Hausindustrie in der deutschen Möbelfabrikation. 4. Heinrich Rauchberg: Die Hausindustrie des Deutschen Reiches nach der Berufs- und Gewerbezählung vom 14. Juni 1895. 5. Adelaide M. Anderson: Die Arbeitsbedingungen in Hausindustrie und Heimarbeit nach der Gesetzgebung Englands. 6. Florence Kelley: Die gesetzliche Einschränkung der Heimarbeit in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. 7. E. Tregear: Die Fabrikgesetzgebung in Neu-Seeland. 8. R. A. Longhnan: Die Fabrikgesetzgebung in Neu-Süd-Wales. 9. R. A. Longhnan: Die Fabrikgesetzgebung des Staates Victoria (Australien).

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        Eine Stunde hinter Mitternacht.

      Lpz. E. Diederichs 1899. Rücken gebr., g.e. Pbd.d.Zt.m.Rückenschild Format: 8°. 84 pp. Erstausgabe WIGÜ II/673/2 (651 Ex. lt. WIGÜ)

      [Bookseller: DER BUCHFREUND Walter R. Schaden, Univ.-]
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        Wissenschaftliche Luftfahrten, ausgeführt vom Deutschen Verein zur Förderung der Luftschiffahrt in Berlin. 3 Bände.

      Braunschweig, Vieweg, 1899-1900.. (32 x 23,5 cm). (2) X (2) 212 (4) 150 (4) S./ XI (3) 706 (1) S./ (10) 313 S. Mit chromlithographischem Frontispiz, 349 Abbildungen, 10 (5 chromlithographischen) Tafeln und 59 Karten. Original-Halbleinwandbände.. Aufwendig gestaltetes Werk zur systematischen Untersuchung der oberen Luftschichten. Die hier gewonnenen Daten über Lufttemperatur, Wolkenbildung, Wind, Sonnenstrahlung und Luftelektrizität lieferten zum ersten Mal ein zuverlässiges Bild der Atmosphäre bis zu einer Höhe von 10.000 m. Band 1 enthält die Geschichte der wissenschaftlichen Luftfahrten, die wissenschaftlichen Luftfahrten des Deutschen Vereins zur Förderung der Luftschifffahrt sowie die Beobachtungen von 75 Fahrten. Band 2 beschreibt die einzelnen Fahrten zwischen 1888 und 1899 sowie die Aufstiege der Registrierballons. Band 3 fasst die Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse sowie die daraus abgeleiteten Theorien zusammen. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Einband leicht berieben, sonst sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Brockett 949; Gilhofer 743; Liebmann/Wahl 1515

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        The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters

      00 - London - Smith, Elder and Co. and John Murray, 1899. 00 - London - Smith, Elder and Co. and John Murray, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete Haworth edition of the works and life of Charlotte Bronte. Containing:Volume I: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Smith, Elder and Co, 1899)Volume II: Shirley by Charlotte Bronte (Smith, Elder and Co. , 1899)Volume III: Villette by Charlotte Bronte (Smith, Elder and Co. 1899)Volume IV: The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (Smith, Elder and Co. , 1900)Volume V: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Smith, Elder and Co. 1900)Volume VI: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte (Smith, Elder and Co. 1900)Volume VII: The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Mrs Gaskell (Smith, Elder and Co. 1900)Illustrated throughout witheighty plates (collated complete) including monochrome photographs andfacsimiles. With introductions to the works by Mrs Humphry Ward and an introduction and notes to the life by Clement K. Shorter. With publisher's catalogues to the rear of each volume. The Bront sisters, Charlotte (born 21 April 1816, in Thornton near Bradford), Emily (born 30 July 1818 in Thornton), and Anne (born 17 January 1820 in Thornton), are well known as poets and novelists. They originally published their poems and novels under masculine pseudonyms, following the custom of the times practised by female writers. Their stories immediately attracted attention, although not always the best, for their passion and originality. Charlotte's Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily's Wuthering Heights, Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature. Complete in seven volumes. Condition: In green cloth bindings with gilt insignia to front boards. Externally, sound, though bumped, and with some marks. Wear to the heads and tails of the spines. Eight hinges are strained. Ink stamps to recto oftwo frontispieces. Ink signatureto recto of endpaper of one volume. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages are bright, though with some scatteredfoxing throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Daisy; or, Cautionary Stories in Verse. Adapted to the Ideas of Children from Four to Eight Years Old

      London - J. Harris, 1899. London - J. Harris, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely little illustrated book of cautionary poems for children. Leadenhall Press Facsimile Edition of 1807 original, published as a part of the Illustrated Shilling Series of Forgotten Children's Books. Featuring 30 woodcut engravings. With a publisher's catalogue to the rear. Condition: In paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart, some rubbing to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Mark to endpapers but otherwise very clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Theory of the Leisure Class

      New York: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co, Ltd, 1899. New York: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co, Ltd,, 1899. An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions. Octavo. Original dark-green vertical grain cloth, spine lettered gilt and gilt bands at head and foot, covers with four blind rules at head and three blind rules at foot, top edge gilt, others uncut. Minuscule ownership signature to front pastedown. Spine rolled, extremities a little rubbed, top corners of boards slightly bumped, front and rear inner joints a touch tender. An excellent copy. First edition, with the author's carte de visite pasted onto the title page. Norwegian-American professor Thorstein Veblen's first and most successful work was written as a serious economic analysis of contemporary America, but after William Dean Howells gave the book a rave review as a social satire, it became a best-seller. "Into it he poured all the acidulous ideas and fantastic terminology that had been simmering in his mind for years. It was a savage attack upon the business class and their pecuniary values, half concealed behind an elaborate screenwork of irony, mystification and polysyllabic learning" (DAB). "The treatise is essentially an analysis of the latent functions of 'conspicuous consumption' and 'conspicuous waste' as symbols of upper-class status and as competitive methods of enhancing individual prestige. Veblen's term 'conspicuous consumption' has become part of everyday language" (IESS) and in modern economy Veblen goods are those whose demand increases in proportion to their price, in contradiction with the law of demand.

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        The Practical Fly-Fisher. more particularly for Grayling or Umber.

      4th. Ed. Pub. Gibbings and Co. 1899 - pp. 72 with 10 plates of hand-coloured copper engravings. Fine copy.

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      Globus Verlag [], 1899. Globus Verlag [], 1899. Oblong folio with cloth spine and paper covered boards. The upper cover design by Jessie M King depicting an art nouveau maiden in gold halo. A very good copy, with just a little rubbing to the corners. Internally illustrated with a series of twenty three photographs of Berlin. This book was Jessie's first commission for a book cover and was withdrawn from sale when a complaint was received from "an influential person, possibly the Kaiser (who is known to dislike art nouveau)" suggesting that the cover was inappropriate for a book of photographs of the German capital. (Portno - German Cover designs of Jessie M King). Copies of the book were later reissued with a patterned cover. White p.146

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      Doubleday and McClure, New York 1899 - First U.S. edition. Finely rebound in black 3/4 leather with marble boards and new endpapers. The pictorial front panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. A timeless horror classic that speaks for itself. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Age We Live In:

      the Present Time, 1899. the Present Time, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. James Taylor's history of Great Britain in the nineteenth century. A new and enlarged edition, supplied to subscribers only. Illustrated throughout with thirty-five coloured plates, including coloured maps (no collation available). James Taylor (1813-1892) was a minister and historian. . Besides numerous articles in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Imperial Dictionary of Biography, United Presbyterian Magazine, and individual sermons and pamphlets, Taylor published several works on Scotland, including The Pictorial History of Scotland (2 vols. , 18529; enlarged edn, 6 vols. , 18848), The Scottish Covenanters (1881), Curling, the Ancient Scottish Game (1884), The Great Historic Families of Scotland (2 vols. , 1887), and Lord Jeffrey and Craigcrook Castle (1892). He also enlarged and continued Tytler's History of Scotland (1845, 1851, 1863), abridged Kitto's Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature (1849), and edited The Family History of England (6 vols. , 18705). His The Victorian Empire (3 vols. , 18978) was published posthumously. (DNB)With gilt text-block edges. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping and a few marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Slight loss to the endpapers of two volumes. Pages are bright and mainly clean, though with some foxing to the plates and first and last few pages. Tidemarks to volume V. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Awkward Age: A Novel

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899 First American edition, first printing, second issue measuring 1 3/8" thick and with serif lettering to the spine. One of 1,000 copies. With autograph letter signed adhered to the front pastedown. Publisher's red-brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, minor fraying to the spine ends, a hint of rubbing to the hinges, bright gilt, clean interior. A fresh and attractive copy. Edel and Laurence A53b. This copy includes an autograph letter addressed to "Gildea" and signed by the author "H. James". In the letter, James accepts the addressee's invitation and promises to pass it along to Edwin Lawrence Godkin, founder of The Nation and editor of The New York Evening Post. Godkin and James' professional relationship began in 1865 when Godkin published the still burgeoning writer's work in The Nation's earliest issues. A comraderie quickly developed and the two remained lifelong friends until Godkin's death in 1902. Indeed, while the date and recipient of this letter remain unidentified, this letter was written on stationary with the address 115 East 25th Street, which was the location of Godkin's New York City home in the late 19th century (Powers, Henry James and Edith Wharton, Letters: 1900-1915). Originally published serially in Harper's Weekly from October 1, 1898 - January 7, 1899, The Awkward Age is a novel that tells the story of Nanda Brookenham, a young society woman trying to find her place in her parents' pretentious social circle. The Awkward Age is written almost entirely in dialogue, which, while it allows for a fast-paced plot, limits contextual character development. Accordingly, each of the novel's ten chapters focuses on one of the members of the Brookenham's clique. This first American edition was published on May 12, 1899, less than a month after the first British edition, published on April 25th of the same year.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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

      Philadelphia, Afro-American Publishing Co. 1899 - Description: 710 p. incl. illus., plates, ports., front. 23 cm. Subjects: African American soldiers -- African American sailors -- United States -- History, Military. Notes: "Profusely illustrated", including a colour frontis. Very good copy bound in the original gilt-blocked wine cloth. Rebacked with the original spine cover laid back. Gilt titles to front panel. Bumped corners. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Bright and clean internally, with just some light tanning to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight and strong. 1 Kg. 710 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIE ALPENFLORA der österreichischen Alpenländer, Südbaiernes und der Schweiz. Nach der analytischen Methode zugleich als Handbuch zu dem vom D. u. Ö. Alpenvereine herausgegebenen ?Atlas der Alpenflora?.

      6 voll. in - 8, XVI, 270, (2), + tavv., leg. t. tela edit. con tit. in argento ai d. e ai piatti, tagli rossi. Il primo vol. è di testo, i restanti di sole tavv. per un totale di 500 splendide incisioni in cromolitogr. raffiguranti specie della flora alpina. Nissen BBI, 799. Perfetto esempl. [335]

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        Riley Love Lyrics

      Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1899. 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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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. [Sixth Edition], Fifty - Sixth Thousand. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, FRESH COPY

      John Murray, 18998vo., Sixth Edition, Fifty - Sixth Thousand, with folding diagram, neat contemporary inscription on half - title, endpapers and preliminary leaves (to Contents) lightly spotted; original green cloth, boards with Oxford frame in blind, gilt back, uncut, a remarkably bright, fresh, firm copy.

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      London, England: Printed for private circulation, 1899. London, England: Printed for private circulation, 1899. crushed brown morocco, title gilt-stamped on spine with five raised bands, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Bibles. folio. crushed brown morocco, title gilt-stamped on spine with five raised bands, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. xvi, 275+(1) pages. First edition. Preface by Lovett, who notes two objects for publication: (1) "a complete and accurate description of each book from the bibliographical standpoint, and (2) the history of each work as a cardinal edition and its place "in the text of English translation." Organized chronologically. Table of contents, lists of plates and engravings. Illustrated with 26 facsimle plates and 29 engravings. Index. Binding by Zaehnsdorf. Richly gilt inner dentelles. Printed in red and black. Bookplate of Zion Research Library on front pastedown. Light rubbing at top and bottom of spine and at corners. Extremely scarce and important book.

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        Une Election a Tigre-Sur-mer

      Paris: Edition Du Gaulois, 1899. Paris: Edition Du Gaulois, 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." . Color Pictorial Cloth. About Fine. Illus. by "Bob". Oblong Folio.

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. [Sixth Edition], Fifty-Sixth Thousand. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, FRESH COPY

      John Murray, 1899. John Murray, 1899. 8vo., Sixth Edition, Fifty-Sixth Thousand, with folding diagram, neat contemporary inscription on half-title, endpapers and preliminary leaves (to Contents) lightly spotted; original green cloth, boards with Oxford frame in blind, gilt back, uncut, a remarkably bright, fresh, firm copy. . Catalogs: natural history: darwin & evolution.

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        A Research into the Subconscious Nature of Man and Society.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899. Copyright 1898; Dated 1899 on Title page, Publisher's dark blue cloth, mid-blue surface-paper endpapers. Tracing Plates are beautiful. Very rare edition of Boris Sidis first book.

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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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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. ("R. Slatin").

      Wien, 1899 bzw. o. D.. Zusammen (1 +1½ =) 2¾ SS. auf 2 Bll. (Gr.-)8vo. Mit einem eh. adr. Kuvert.. An Comtesse Helen Wydenbruck zur Übersendung einer Photographie seiner selbst in der Hoffnung, "daß Sie mir die Freude machen werden dafür Ihr Bild zu senden" (undat. Brief). "Ich danke Ihnen herzlichst für Ihre Photographie, mit der Sie mir eine große Freude machten. Leider fand ich nicht Gelegenheit meine Absicht, Sie um einen Tanz bei dem Kottingbrunner Feste zu bitten auszuführen, da ich ganz durchnäßt das Weite suchen mußte, um nicht als Schmutzfink in der Gesellschaft zu figurieren. Vielleicht bin ich morgen auf Pallavicinis Ball glücklicher! [...]" (Br. v. 26. Mai 1899). - Ein Brief auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Vignette.

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        Auszug aus der Beschreibung in der Reichs-Telegraphenverwaltung gebräuchlichen Apparate

      . Nebst einem Hefte Figurentafeln. 2 Bände in einem. Bln., 1899. V S./135 S. und VI S./300 Holzschnitt-Abb. auf Tafeln, Hln. der Zeit, Quart (etwas berieben u. bst./alte Spempel auf Titel mit Papier überklebt). Enthält: Der Morseapparat und die Hülfsapparate für verschiedene Systeme / Der Klopferapparat / Die Fernsprechapparate - einige Kenntnisse der Zeit am Rand eingeklebt

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        The Book of Life

      B. Herder, 1899. B. Herder, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A study of the rules of the lives of the Friars Minor,the most prominant group ofFranciscan monks. Containing answers to questions about Franciscan life, as well as a brief history of the order. It comprises three separate groups, each considered a religious order in its own right. These are the Observants, most commonly simply called Franciscan friars, the Capuchins, and the Conventual Franciscans. They all live according to a body of regulations known as The Rule of St. Francis. The official Latin name of the Orders of Friars Minor is the Ordo Fratrum Minorum. St. Francis thus referred to his followers as Fraticelli, meaning Little Brothers. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally smart, though with some marks to the boards and some slight wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamps throughout text. Pages are generally bright and clean, though with some light spotting, particularly to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Cowslip, or More Cautionary Stories, in Verse

      London - J. Harris, 1899. London - J. Harris, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely little late Victorianillustrated book of cautionarypoems. Leadenhall Press Facsimile Edition of 1811 original (c1899), published as a part of the Illustrated Shilling Series of Forgotten Children's Books. 'By the author of that much-admired little work, entitled The Daisy'. Featuring 30 woodcut engravings. With a publisher's catalogue to the rear. Condition: In paper covered boards. Externally, smart with some rubbing to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Age toning but very clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        ESTAMPE (L') MODERNE. Directeures Ch. Masson et H. Piazza?

      Paris, L'Imprimerie Champenois, Mai 1897 - Avril 1899. - In folio, m. marocchino coevo con angoli, dorso a nervi con tit. in oro, conservata una delle copertine dei 24 fascicoli in cui uscivano le stampe, illustrata da Mucha. L'opera contiene 100 illustrazioni in litografia, in nero e a colori, dei seguenti artisti: L.-A. Girardot - M. Realier-Dumas - L. Malteste - R. Menard, A.-M. Mucha - E. Berchmans - A. Berton - G. de Feure, L. Rhead - G. de Latenay - M. Lenoir - P. Balluriau, G. Darbour - C. Leandre - H. Heran - E.-A. Wery, H. Bellery-Desfontaines - M. Eliot - A. Calbet - A. Point, C. Doudelet - A. Mucha - P. Jouve - A. Rassenfosse - F.-A. Gorguet, H. Meunier - H.-J.-E. Evenepoel - A. Levy - J. Wely, F. M. Melchers - L. Levy-Dhurmer - L. Simon - H. Boutet, G.-M. Stevens - Aman Jean - A. Laurens - C. Bellanger, E.-A. Artigue - A. Lepere - A. Donnay - R.-X. Prinet, R. Engels - J. Jacquemin - E. Laurent - H. Christiansen, L. Rhead - R. Ranft - P. de Chavannes - H. Detouche - F. Gottlob, G. Bussiere - Roedel - H. Fantin-Latour - E. Dinet, A. Giraldon - Steinlen - J. G. Besson - H. Le Sidaner, M. Stella - H. Martin - F. Piet - E. Trigoulet, E. Delatre - A. Ibels - P. Leroy - M. Robbe, J. Baseilhac - J.-A. Muenier - C. Huard - P. Renouard, H. Bellery-Desfontaines - L. Breslau - F. Jourdain - M. Desvallieres - A. Muller, L. Borgex - J. Flandrin - R.-A. Ulmann - A. Yank, F. Cormon - P. Dillon - P.-C. Helleu - V. Prouve, F. Bouisset - C. Guerin - H. Guinier - F. Guiguet, E. Burne-Jones - R. Collin - L.-W. Hawkins - F. Luigini, E. Grasset - F. Bracquemond - J. Granes - L.-H. Monod, L.- O. Merson - A. Agache - A. Willette - M. Delorme - G. Dubufe. Rarissima raccolta completa di questo monumento iconografico di fine Ottocento, nel quale sono rappresentati i maggiori artisti ed i maggiori movimenti artistici da essi rapresentati, dalla Belle Epoque all'Art Nouveau ai Prerafaeliti, ai Simbolisti, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London - Hurst and Blackett, 1899. London - Hurst and Blackett, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Watts-Dunton's romantic prose, in a Dulwich College prize binding. With a Dulwich College prize presentation label to the front pastedown awarded to J. J. Cable for Mathematics, dated 1899. With a bookbinder's stamp for A. H. Bartlett to the front free endpaper. Theodore Watts-Dunton (12 October 1832 - 6 June 1914) was an English critic and poet. It was not until 1897 thatWatts-Dunton published a poetry volume under his own name:thecollection of poems entitled The Coming of Love. In the following year his prose romance Aylwin attained immediate success, and ran through many editions in the course of a few months. Both The Coming of Love and Aylwin set forth, the one in poetry, the other in prose, the romantic and passionate associations of Romany life. Condition: In a full calf prize binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Some marking to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Personalist und Emancipator. Organ Dührings. Nr. 1 bis Nr. 422. Vollständig (danach wurde die Schrift wegen Weltwirtschaftskriese a. finanz. Gründen eingestellt).

      Dühring Nowawes-Neuendorf bei Berlin 1899 bis 1922.. Quarto, 3360 Seiten, Ab Nr. 406 Untert.: Dührings Zeitschrift Ab Nr. 414 (Todesnummer): Dührings Monatsbl. f. thatkräftige Geisteshaltung. Zweispaltig gedruckt, etwas vergilbtes Papier, einige Anstreichungen (mit Lineal, sehr sauber). Leinen, ordentlich erhalten,; Bis Heft 13 ist der Hrsg. u.Verleger E. Keil / Berlin. Ab Heft 56 Untertitel: Halbmonatsschrift für actionsfähige Geisteshaltung u. gegen corrupte Wissenschaft. Ab Nr. 317 Monatsschrift Ab Nr. 484: Dührings Monatsschrift.

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        Ask Mamma or the Richest Commoner in England

      00 - London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co. Ltd., 1899. 00 - London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co. Ltd., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of two of the Handley Cross novels by R. S. Surtees Ask Mamma or the Richest Commoner in Englandin two volumes illustrated by John Leech and Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds illustrated by John Leech, Hablot K. Browne and W. T. Maud. Four volumes in total. Both volumes have dates of different editions to front, the latter being 1899 and 1900 Royal Octavo (Limited Edition). There isno evidence that these are limited editions. With illustrated second titles to all volumes. Ask Mamma or the Richest Commoner in Englandis illustrated with thirteen hand-coloured engravings on steeland many woodcuts by John Leech. [counted, all present]Mr. Facey Romford's Houndsis illustrated with twenty-four hand-coloured engravings on steel by John Leech and Hablot K. Browne and with text illustrations by W. T. Maud. [counted, all present]Robert Smith Surtees (1805 - 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. John Leech (1817 - 1864) was an English caricaturist and illustrator. In the 1850s he drew the numerous etchings of sporting scenes, contributed, together with woodcuts, to the Handley Cross novels by Robert Smith Surtees. Hablot Knight Browne (1815 - 1882) was an English artist, famous as Phiz, illustrator of books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, marks and some stains to boards. Internally, bindings slightly strained in places with some pages, especially plates, detached. Bright and generally clean but with handling marks to text block edges. Overall: GOOD.

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      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First English language edition. Very Good. Publisher';s original grey cloth, stamped in black. Octavo, collating: x, 312, 15 (ads), [1] (publisher's device), complete. Very Good or a little better with spine toned, corners bumped and cloth a bit spotted/soiled. Oddly, the rear end paper is attached to the rear paste down, but this appears original to the book, so perhaps a publisher's error. First published in 1890 as "Sult" and first translated into English here by Mary Chavelita Dunne under the pseudonym George Edgerton.& & A somewhat autobiographical novel of a destitute writer living in Oslo on a constant search for nourishment; a prototype for later novels of alienation, poverty and loneliness. The book is considered one of the foundations of modern, 20th century literature, influencing such heavyweights as Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Henry Miller, Herman Hesse, and many others. A quick search of auction records reveals that a single copy of this first translation in wrappers sold in 1994 (copies of the first edition were available both in wrappers and cloth). A scarce and important work. Very Good.

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        A Picturesque History of Yorkshire

      London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1899. London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Picturesque History of Yorkshire Being an Account of the History, Topography, and Antiquities of the Cities, Towns and Villages of the County of York, founded on Personal Observations made during many Journeys through the Three Ridings by J. S. Fletcher. In three volumes complete. With six hundred illustrations integrated with text and a photogravure frontispiece to each volume. Preface by author to frontispiece to volume one and an extensive list of illustrations with their details to front of each volume. Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 - 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than two hundred and thirty books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He wrote numerous works of historical fiction and history, many dealing with Yorkshire, which led to his selection as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper. Condition: In armorial cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and odd marks to boards, slight ink stain to rear of one volume. Hinges strained to one volume, tender to the other two. Internally, text block generallyfirmly bound although strained in places. Bright and generally clean throughout but with foxing to endpapers and frontispieces and handling marks in places. Overall: GOOD.

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        Die Kunst am Hofe der Herzöge von Preußen

      Giesecke & Devrient, Berlin/Leipzig, 1899,. 287 S., mit 2 Heliogravuren, 10 Tafeln und 51 Illustrationen im Text, Halbleineneinband, Format 27 x 35 cm, guter Zustand, leicht fleckig, Kanten etwas bestoßen.

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        OPORTO OLD AND NEW. Being a historical record of THE PORT WINE TRADE, and a tribute to British commercial enterprise in the north of Portugal

      London: Herbert E. Harper, 1899.. London: Herbert E. Harper, 1899.. FIRST EDITION 1899, WITH F.A. COCKBURN'S BOOKPLATE ON FIRST PASTEDOWN, AND A LETTER TO HIM THANKING HIM FOR THE LOAN OF THIS BOOK, FROM KENNETH, ON DAILY TELEGRAPH HEADED NOTE PAPER. 4to, approximately 250 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, photogravure portrait of His Majesty Dom Carlos I with tissue guard, illustrated throughout with illustrations in the text, 11 are full page, pages: [x], 1-314, x pages of Index, title page printed in red and black and complete with half title, original publisher's cloth, gilt lettering to spine, central gilt coat of arms to upper cover, gilt top edge, original pale yellow endpapers. Binding rubbed at edges, patchy staining to covers, staining just affecting first pastedown, pastedowns, endpapers and tissue guard have pale age-browning, 2 inner gatherings slighty weak but still holding with no loose pages, pale age-browning to margins, otherwise a very good copy. See Wine into Words by James Gabler, page 241; and for F. A. Cockburn see page 61, Wine and the Wine Trade. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Tales from Shakespeare

      London - Bickers and Son, 1899. London - Bickers and Son, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of Shakespeare's plays summarised and written as prose, including Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Othello and The Merchant of Venice as well as many others. Illustrated throughout with twelve plates. In a Bickers binding (binder's ink stamp to recto of front free-endpaper)Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and dampstaining to the boards. Front joint starting. Wear to the head of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages have some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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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. First Edition. Marconi's first paper on wireless telegraphy. "Marconi seems to have learned in 1894 of Hertz'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's in its use of a Ruhmkorff-coil spark gap oscillator and dipole antennas with parabolic reflectors, but it replaced Hertz'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'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 'wireless telegraph' communication through keying the transmitter in telegraph code" (DSB). 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's Wireless Telegraph Co., Ltd. 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's Provisonal Specification for his patent dated June 1896. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 72 cited Marconi's patent published in 1899. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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