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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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        The Works of Daniel Defoe

      London: J.M. Dent, 1899.. London: J.M. Dent, 1899. The Singleton Edition, numbered 95 of 250 sets printed. Sixteen Volumes. Three quarters red leather over marbled boards, spine titles and tooling to the spine. raised bands. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, red satin bookmark bound into each volume. Illustrated by J.B. Yeats. Daniel Defoe "was a master of plain prose and powerful narrative, with a journalist's curiosity and love of realistic detail; his peculiar gifts made him one of the greatest reporters of his time, as well as a great imaginative writer" (Drabble, 263).

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        A Farmer's Year

      ONT>By H. Rider Haggard, 1899. ONT>By H. Rider Haggard, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of agricultural reminiscences from H. Rider Haggard. Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (22 June 1856 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates by G. Leon Little. Condition: In a blue cloth binding. Externally sound, though with a few marks. Hinges strained. Front endpaper missing. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages are bright, though with the occasional patch of foxing and some pencil marginalia. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Selby. A Pathological Morality

      London John Bale Sons and Danielsson Ltd 1899. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Spine darkened. Ex.-lib. Rooyal College of Surgeons with minimal marking [First Edition] Blue hardback cloth cover 290mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 99pp.

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        Asthma: Recent Developments in its Treatment

      London - Henry J. Glaisher, 1899. London - Henry J. Glaisher, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting medical textbook on the treatments of asthma at the turn of the twentieth century. Containing information on symptoms, treatments and case studies. Includesphysiological diagrams of the human respiratory system, along with diagrams of recommended exercises for asthma sufferers (coloured frontispiece missing). Condition: In a navy cloth binding. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound with some hinges slightly strained . Pages are clean, with some marginal browning and just the odd spot (heavier to tissue guard). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Novels of George Alfred Henty

      08 - London - Blackie and Son, 1899. 08 - London - Blackie and Son, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three novels of the popular Victorian author George Alfred Henty. Containing One of the 28th: A Tale of Waterloo (c. 1899), The Bravest of the Brave: With Peterborough in Spain (c. 1889), and In the Hands of the Malays (c. 1905) Illustrated with fourplates to One of the 28th (complete), two to The Bravest of the Brave (missing three, including frontispiece), and three to In The Hands of the Malays. George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His children's novels typically revolved around a boy or young man living in troubled times. These ranged from the Punic War to more recent conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars or the American Civil War. Henty's heroes which occasionally included young ladies are uniformly intelligent, courageous, honest and resourceful with plenty of 'pluck' yet are also modest. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some bumping and marks to the boards. Four hinges tender. Closed tears to the head of the spine of The Bravest of the Brave and In the Hands of the Malays. Internally, bindings tender, with some pages working loose. Title page, endpapers, frontispiece and publisher's catalogue of The Bravest of the Bravemissing, along with endpapers of In the Hands of the Malays. Pencil sketches and institutional ink stamps to the pastedowns of The Bravest of the Brave. Ink signature to front free-endpaper of One of the 28th. Pages are generally bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Das Rheingold

      Mainz - B. Schott's Sohne, 1899. Mainz - B. Schott's Sohne, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first of Wagner's four operas in the Der Ring des Nibelungen series, Das Rheingold. With three coloured title pages. Although Das Rheingold comes first in the sequence of Ring operas, it was the last to be conceived. Wagner's plans for the cycle grew backwards from the tale of the death of the hero Siegfried, to include his youth and then the story of the events around his conception and of how the Valkyrie Brnnhilde was punished for trying to save his parents against Wotan's instructions. In German, with the English translation alongside. With tipped-in programme for Das Rheingold at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1931, to the front. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt decoration. Externally, sound, though with some marks, rubbingand some slight bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Blank bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just a few instances of foxing and a few pencilled annotations. Bookseller's label to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Red Book of Animal Stories

      London, New York and Bombay- Longmans, Green and Co., 1899. London, New York and Bombay- Longmans, Green and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautifully illustratedcollection of animal stories, selected and edited by Andrew Lang, a Scotspoet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collectorof folkand fairy tales. First edition. Witha beautiful engraved illustration to the frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout. H. J. Ford was a prolific artist and illustrator whocame to public attention for his illustrations for Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, which captured the imagination of a generation of British children and were sold worldwide in the 1880s and 1890s. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with fading and some marks to boards. Some bumping and wear to the extremities. Split to head of front joint but otherwise sound. Hinges very slightly strained but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with veryslight tidemarks to edge of page, not affecting text. Scattered light foxing to endpapers. Ink inscription dated 1899to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        Gemalde-Sammlung des Verewigten Herrn Dr. Martin Schubart

      Munchen - Hugo Helbing, 1899. Munchen - Hugo Helbing, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of this collection of reproductions of the paintings of Martin Schubart. Limited to 500 copies. In German. Illustrated throughout with 52 tissue-guarded plates (collated complete). Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and bumping. Remains of label to front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just some tidemarks to the last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Hundred Fables of Aesop

      London - John Lane The Bodley Head, 1899. London - John Lane The Bodley Head, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce edition of A Hundred Fables of Aesop from the English version of Sir Roger L'Estrange, with numerousbeautiful illustrations by Percy J. Billinghurst and with anintroduction by Kenneth Grahame. First edition thus. Sir Roger L'Estrange (1616 - 1704) was an English pamphleteer and author, and staunch defender of royalist claims. L'Estrange was involved in political controversy throughout his life. In his later life L'Estrange turned to writing again and published translations of Seneca the Younger's Morals and Cicero's Offices, besides his master-work of this period, Fables of Aesop and other eminent mythologists (1692). The style is racily idiomatic and each fable is accompanied by a short moral and a longer reflection, which set the format for fable collections for the next century. With previous owner's ink inscription to front pastedown, dated 1899. Condition: In an illustrated cloth binding. Externally, sound but with slight bumping to extremities, with handling marks and the odd mark to boards. Hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd mark to pages and slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        Paved With Gold

      London - Downey and Co., 1899. London - Downey and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting account of life in nineteenth-century London, contrasted with the common idealistic image that many of the time had of the capital. With drawings by 'Phiz', the pseudonym of Hablot Knight Browne. Covering such grim details as the workhouse, homeless children, child prostitution and blood sports. Armorial ex-libris bookplate of Sir Basil Mott to front pastedown. Condition: In a brown cloth binding. Externally sound, with some marks to the boards, some bumping to the corners and some wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge strained but firm. Some dampstaining to top edge of frontis, and some other plates. Pages have some light scattered spotting throughout, and some offsetting from plates. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Bacon's Essays

      London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1899. London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the essays of Francis Bacon, with notes from Richard Whately. The Essays are written in a wide range of styles, from the plain and unadorned to the epigrammatic. They cover topics drawn from both public and private life, and in each case the essays cover their topics systematically from a number of different angles, weighing one argument against another. Richard Whately (1 February 1787 8 October 1863) was an English rhetorician, logician, economist, and theologian who also served as the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin. Some of the titles included are Of Marriage and Single Life, Of Love, Of Envy, Of Cunning, and Of Youth and Age. Bookplate of Josephus Wood to front pastedown. Condition: In a decorative diced calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally in lovely condition, with just a couple of marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

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        Tanglewood Tales

      London - E. H. Wells, 1899. London - E. H. Wells, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart leather bound copy of Hawthorne's Greek myths rewritten for children, the famous Tanglewood Tales. From the Farringdon Classics series. Dated from the copperplate ink inscription on the front free-endpaper. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The frontinner is strained. The first three leaves, including the front free-endpaper, are partially detached. There is very mild wearto the extremities, including very mildrubbing and edgewear. Internally the pages are generally clean, withslight browning to the edges. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Francis Parkman's Works

      01 - Boston - Little, Brown and Company, 1899. 01 - Boston - Little, Brown and Company, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of works by American historian Francis ParkmanNew Library edition. Containing volume I (Pioneers of France in the New World), volume II (The Jesuits in North America in Seventeenth Century), volume III (La Salle and the Discovery of theGreat West),volume V (Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV Part Fifth), and volume XII (The Oregon Trail). With frontispieces to each volume, and numerous other plates throughout. Bookplate of Francis E. Bliss to front pastedowns. Five volumes of thirteen only. Condition: In a green cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally generally smart, though with a few marks and some light bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Rise of the Dutch Republic

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1899. London - George Routledge and Sons, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the development of the Dutch Republic between 1581 and 1795, preceeding the country's modern state as the Kingdom of the Netherlands. John Lothrop Motley (18141877) was an American historian and diplomat. With frontispiece portrait of the author. Complete in one volume. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing to the boards and spine label. Internally, firmly bound. Ex-libris bookplate to front pastedown. Ink signature dated 1901 to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot (heavier to first and last few pages). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Nar vi döde vagner.

      . En dramatisk Epilog i tre Akter. Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1899. 202 s. Indbundet med guldsnit i originalt komponeret hellaerred. Navn pa titelblad. Publisher's decorated gilt cloth, all edges gilt. Old name on titelpage. Else a nice copy..

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        Index and Appendices

      ONT>1899 - London - Majesty's Stationary Office. ONT>1899 - London - Majesty's Stationary Office, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Original printed paper blue wraps. Two works from the Indian Currency Committee enhanced with diagrams and graphs. The first is detailed above and the second is entitled;CorrespondenceRespecting the Proposals on CurrencyMade at he Government of IndiaPresented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of her Majesty. East India (Currency)Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are attached. The rear cover of the first item and the front cover of the second are both holding loosely and may fully detach in the post. There is wear to the extremities including rips tot he spine with some loss and a couple of mild marks to the covers. The first item has some chips with loss to the rear cover. Internally the books are generally clean and bright apart from the occasional mild spot. Overall the books are in very good condition bearing in mind the fragile nature of the bindings in the first place..

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        The Writings of Bret Harte

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston & New York - (1899). The Standard Library Edition, complete in 19 volumes. Illustrated with photogravures of works by Remington, Woodbury, Foote, Flagg, etc. Octavo three-quarter teal morocco over blue mesh cloth boards by Stikeman. Spines with raised bands and simple rules in compartments. Top edges gilt. Spines mellowed to navy and a few light scuffs, else a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Barrack-Room Ballads

      London - Methuen and Co, 1899. London - Methuen and Co, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poems from Kipling's first series of Barrack-Room Ballads, with other verses. Fifteenth edition. Aset of martial songs and poems. Many have become classic military ditties, still well known, and are closely linked to British imperialism in many minds, particularly Gunga Din, Tommy and Danny Deever. With a very scarce publisher's catalogue of books for children loosely inserted. Bound by Truslove and Hanson. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight wear and bumping to extremities and marks to front board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Le Pere Milon. Contes inedits.

      . 1st edition. Paris: Societe d'edition Litteraires et Artistique, Libr. Paul Ollendorff 1899. VIII + 292 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy..

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        Peg Woffington

      London - George Allen, 1899. London - George Allen, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lavishly illustrated edition of Peg Woffington by Charles Reade. With an introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated throughout by Hugh Thomson. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt decoration. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight bumping and sunning to the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, though with some occasional instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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