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        Invisible Links [Signed; Underskrivet] [Osynliga länkar]

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. First edition. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original green cloth with the front board lettered and decorated in gilt, the spine lettered and lined in gilt, and the closed page block's top edge gilded as well, SIGNED BY SELMA LAGERLOF on the half-title (some rubbing to the spine ends and board corners, small split to the front pastedown at the upper -- interior -- hinge, no dust jacket); a collection of fourteen short stories, Selma Lagerlof's second book and her debut collection of short stories, first published in her native Sweden as Osynliga länkar (1894). After an internal power struggle within the Swedish Academy, Lagerlof won the 1909 Nobel Prize in Literature "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings", making her the first woman ever to win the Prize. Copies of this first American edition, also being the first edition appearing in English, are not at all common, and signed copies of any of Lagerlof's works are quite scarce, especially in English translation. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY SELMA LAGERLOF. QUITE SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899. London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1899. Octavo. Loose sheets in recent blue full morocco, plush-lined box, title gilt to the spine. Half-title somewhat soiled and browned, last leaf with some marginal splits, no loss of text, and soiling verso, but otherwise just light toning and some marginal finger-soiling and chipping throughout, overall very good. Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume edition published in 1902. Churchill's tendency to rewrite, revise, amend, and generally to tinker with his work right down to the wire, and often beyond - "an indefatigable reviser" (Woods) - was the source of great frustration, and expense, to his publishers throughout his career. "Revise would follow revise, eventually to become a 'Final Revise'; this title, however, rarely fulfilled its promise. More often than not 'Overtake Corrections' then began to arrive, sometimes even after the presses had started running" (Woods, Artillery of Words, p.156). Here Churchill has marked up an unsewn set of the sheets to the first volume, and it seems unlikely that this was in preparation for the single-volume edition as a number of his emendations actually represent expansions of the text. Of particular interest are those made in chapter III, "The Fate of the Envoy", pp. 100–04 , which include a note of the source for his dramatic description of the death of Gordon; "I received this account in Feb. from a man I sent up to Khartoum from the steamer I was on about Feb. 10th, & have it now at home". A highly desirable document of the writing of Churchill's "superb" history (DNB) of the war in the Sudan and of his involvement in it.

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Good plus. This is the first edition, first printing, first state of Churchill's second published work. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this book is compelling in every respect. First, of course, is the inherent merit of the work itself. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the first edition of The River War is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. Here is a first edition, first printing, first state set. First state is confirmed by the typographical error on p.459 of Volume II, omitting the single quotation mark following 'LONDON GAZETTE. (See: Cohen, Vol. I, A2.1.a&b, pages 32-42.) Condition is very good overall, the noteworthy feature of this set being unusually clean and complete contents. The contents remain exceptionally bright for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks and a mere hint of spotting is barely discernible, appearing entirely confined to the otherwise clean fore edges. All of the extensive illustrations, maps, and plans are intact, including the frontispieces and tissue guards. This is not a "married" set; both the contents and bindings of both volumes are an exact match in condition. What leads us to grade this set as only "good plus" is the fact that both volumes have been fitted with new endpapers (white, replacing the original black) and the original bindings, though now tight, do show scuffing and wear with some dulling of the spines. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.a, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        Die Insel Zipangu. Marchen Von A. J. Mordtmann

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

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        Three rare pieces relating to Cook's memorial at Kurnell, Botany Bay

      various dates, 1871, 1881, &, Sydney 1899 - Three ephemeral pieces, a hand-lettered illuminated address and two publications; preserved in a handsome folding calf box. The Botany Bay memorial. An interesting group of three rare pieces of ephemera relating to the commemoration of Captain Cook at Kurnell and including important pieces relating to Thomas Holt's obelisk, built in 1871. The highlight of the group is undoubtedly the manuscript illuminated presentation address to HRH Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, on the occasion of his visit in 1881. The prince was, at the time of his visit to Australia, second-in-line to the throne, but predeceased both Victoria and his father Edward VII. Scandal surrounds his murky death in 1891, and he remains a popular - if unlikely - candidate for Jack the Ripper. As this small group shows, the second half of the nineteenth-century saw Kurnell become the focus of the burgeoning fascination with Cook. 1. "Presented to His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward by the Honorable Thomas Holt? in commemoration of a visit to the Monument of Captain Cook Botany. 9th August 1881". Quarto illuminated address folded to 4 pp. booklet, a few spots but fine, hand-drawn and coloured, lettering heightened in gilt. Presentation address with hand-drawn view of the memorial. Ornamental borders by Mrs Forde of Sydney, and the address illuminated by George Relph. 2. "Captain Cook's Landing in Botany Bay, with Fac-simile of Cook's Chart? Extracted from The Illustrated Sydney News and Sydney Morning Herald", Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard, and Co., n.d. but 1871. Square octavo, 12 pp., a few spots, modern bookplate and owner's stamp, owner's name torn away from front wrapper, not affecting text; printed chart and engraving, very good. Shows the obelisk erected by Thomas Holt at Cook's landing place, as well as a version of Cook's chart of Botany Bay. The text has long quotes from Cook's journals, as well as epigraphs from the poetry of Barron Field; this must be one of the earliest printings of any section of Cook's original journals. Rare: held in National Library and State Library of New South Wales (Beddie, 3045). 3. "Dedication of Captain Cook's Landing Place. Kurnell, Botany Bay", Sydney, Department of Lands, November 1899. Small octavo, folding plate of the landing place, frontispiece, folding chart of Botany Bay, illustrated, bookplate; in dark roan with gilt lettering, scuffed at spine. Attractive souvenir of the grand opening of the Kurnell monument to Captain Cook by the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Frederick Darley (Beddie, 3053). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony Including Public Addresses, Her Own Letters and Many from her Contemporaries During Fifty Years by Ida Husted Harper A Story of the Evolution of the Status of Woman in Two volumes with The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony Including the Triumphs of Her Last Years...in Three Volumes

      Indianapolis and Kansas City Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company The Hollenbeck Press, 1899 and 1898, 1908. Indianapolis and Kansas City Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company The Hollenbeck Press. 1899 and 1898, 1908. First Edition, Inscribed by Susan B. Anthony on the front blank of Volume I, "Miss Florence Holbrook / From an old school mistress / who rejoices in the prestige and / power of the modern teacher. / Susan B. Anthony / Oct. 31, 1903." Inscribed by Ida Husted Harper on the front blank of Volume II, Miss Florence Holbrook, / with the warmest ad- / miration of the author. / Ida Husted Harper." Vol. I and II are one of two known printings, priority not determined, the other printing noting Indianapolis and The Hollenbeck Press as publisher. According to DAB, and consistent with our experience with this title, both volumes were published in 1899 despite the 1898 date on Volume II. Large 8vo; [i-iv] v-xxiv, 513pp; and [tipped in titlepage] [i-ii], iii-xiii, 515-1070pp; includes index, dark green cloth with gilt-stamped medallion portrait of Anthony on each of the front covers, title, author and publisher stamped in gilt on spines. Vol. III is slightly lighter green cloth but with gold gilt medallion portrait of Anthony on front panel and author, title, publisher in gilt on spine; [i]ii-xvii; 1111-1633 including index. Volumes I and II with some rubbing and wear but generally a good, sound set. Volume III with traces of ex- libris removed from front pastedown and another on front flyleaf, inside hinge split between pp. ii-iii, but binding sound, remains of small (3/4 x 1") bookseller&#39;s ticket on rear pastedown, else very good+ with little rubbing to edges. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Susan B. Anthony each volume and half-tones and facsimile autographs throughout the text. & Ida Husted Harper (1851-1931) began collaborating with Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), in 1897 on an account of Anthony&#39;s life and of the suffrage movement which was her life. Anthony, described by William H. Channing as the "Napoleon of the women&#39;s rights movement&#39; [NAW], put her political acumen and considerable organizational skills to the service of women&#39;s rights from 1853 to her death more than 50 years later. Reconstructing this life and life&#39;s work proved a far greater task than either Harper or Anthony anticipated. Harper moved in with Anthony and her sister, Mary, to complete this task, with Anthony writing her friends and colleagues for the past 50 years for documentation and information making this much more an autobiography than biography. As with the Anthony, Stanton, Harper HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE, this biography / autobiography was essentially self published, Anthony and the NAWSA raising money for printing and binding as they could, probably accounting for variations in title pages and binding. It remains one of the key primary sources for the women&#39;s rights movement in the United States.& Florence May Holbrook (1860-1932), author, educator, suffragist, and peace activist, was born in Peru, Illinois the daughter of Judge Edmund S. Holbrook and Anna Case Holbrook, one of the town&#39;s wealthiest and most important families. Florence received the degree of B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1879 and began a career as a teacher and principal. In 1913, the date of the inscription by Susan B. Anthony to her, Holbrook was principal of the Forestville Elementary School in Chicago where she had a staff of twenty-seven teacher sand over thirteen hundred pupils. She was a member of the Chicago Political Equality League and the Chicago Peace Society and in 1915 was part of the American Delegation to the International Congress of Women at The Hague (The Netherlands). In 1925 she presented a paper titled "Negro Advance in the United States" to the World Congress of the National Education Association held in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 20-27, which was later published by the Every Day Club of Chicago.& Florence Holbrook is, however, most remembered as an author of books for children, several of which are still in print and are considered "classics." They often focus on nature, myths, and Native American tales. "Why the Evergreen Trees Never Lose Their Leaves," "Nature Myths for Children," "The Hiawatha Alphabet," "Northland Heroes" and "Round the Year in Myth & Song" are some of her publications. Of note is her poem "A Prayer" - a six-stanza verse often anthologized. Of note is Anthony&#39;s inscription, in a much neater hand than is usual - one can only assume she took pains with the inscription for this important woman educator. We have not seen another copy of this title with an inscription by Ida Husted Harper as well as Susan B. Anthony. Anthony & Harper, HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE IV, p. 581. DAB V, pp. 47-48. FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE, pp. 308-309. FEMINIST COMPANION, p. 190. Krichmar 4442. NAW I, pp. 51-57; II, pp. 139-141. EMERGING VOICES, pp. 46-47. University of Washington Libraries online image of Florence Holbrook, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Rosicrucian Online Magazine. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/9741.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        Sammelbände der Internationalen Musikgesellschaft. Erster bis fünfzehnter Jahrgang in 15 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1899-, 1914.. 8°. Viele Tausend Seiten, mit Abbildungen und Noten Halb-Leinen d. Zt.. International Musical Society. - Geschlossene Reihe vom 1. Jahrgang 1899-1900 bis zum 15. Jg. 1913-1914 = alles Erschienene! - Gut erhalten, wenige Bände leicht gestaucht, Bände 4 und 6 mit altem Stempel und Reihentitel u. Gesamtinhalt fehlend, aber die 3 Blatt in Schreibmaschine ergänzt, sonst sauber, einheitlich gebunden. - In dieser Vollständigkeit sehr selten. - Wir haben auch die komplette Reihe der Zeitschrift der Internationalen Musikgesellschaft.

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        Zeitschrift der internationalen Musikgesellschaft. Erster bis fünfzehnter Jahrgang in 15 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1899-, 1914.. Gr- 8°. Viele Tausend Seiten, mit Abbildungen und Noten Halb-Leinen d. Zt.. International Musical Society. - Geschlossene Reihe vom 1. Jahrgang 1899-1900 bis zum 15. Jg. 1913-1914 = alles Erschienene! - Gut erhalten, ohne Stempel, wenige Bände gering gestaucht, sauber und einheitlich gebunden. - In dieser Vollständigkeit sehr selten. - Wir haben auch die komplette Reihe der Sammelbände der Internationalen Musikgesellschaft.

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Browning

      London - Smith, Elder, and Co., 1899. London - Smith, Elder, and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of Browning&#39;s poetry, in a full leather binding. Two volumes in one. Featuring two portrait frontispieces. With a bookbinder&#39;s stamp for Macmillan & Bowes, Cambridge, to the front free endpaper. With the pictorial bookplate of E. A. Parry to the front pastedown. Condition: In a full crushed morocco binding with gilt edges. Externally, very smart with just minor shelfwear only. Some fading to the boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Very clean throughout. One tissue guard detached but present. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        The Works

      New York: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie, c.1899-1916. New York: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie,, c.1899-1916. 20 volumes, octavo (195 x 130 mm). Recent full tan morocco, red and green morocco spine labels, raised bands, gilt design to compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. Black and white illustrated frontispiece to each volume. An excellent set. A scarce collected edition of Haggard&#39;s complete works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Swallow

      London, NewYork and Bombay- Longmans, Green and Co., 1899. London, NewYork and Bombay- Longmans, Green and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A firstedition of Swallow: A Tale of the Great Trek by H. Rider Haggard. Illustrated with eight plates by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (1856 - 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. Maurice Greiffenhagen (1862- 1931) was a British painter and Royal Academician. He illustrated books and designed posters as well as painting idyllic landscapes. W. H. Smith and Son, London blindstamp to front free endpaper. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, rubbing and occasional marks to boards. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with slight scattered foxing and handling marks. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Last Boer War

      London - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., 1899. London - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A fictional work from prolific author, H. Rider Haggard. First edition. In its original publishers&#39; paper wraps. Condition: In publishers&#39; paper wraps. Externally, lightly rubbed, with chipping to extremities, and slight loss to the spine. Light marks to the front wrap. Ink signature to the front. Internally, firmly bound and bright. Generally clean, with occasional spot. Overall: GOOD..

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        THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ACCORDING TO THE TEXT OF THE ORIGINAL COPIES, INCLUDING THE LYRICS, SONGS, AND SNATCHES FOUND IN HIS DRAMAS

      (Essex House Press) (December 1899), [London] - Octavo (6-3/4" x 9-1/8") bound in publisher's full vellum with yapped edges and both tie strings. Copy #382 of 450 copies arranged and carefully collated with the original texts of the earliest editions by F. S. Ellis and printed in red and black at the Essex House Press under the care of C. R. Ashbee, published by Edward Arnold. Illustrated with a full-page plate and scores of decorative initial capital letters. Owner name partially erased on front endpaper. Vellum a bit soiled and wrinkled. Very Good or better [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Von Capstadt bis Aden. Reiseskizzen und Kolonialstudien.

      Berlin, Paetel, 1899.. 136 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen auf Tafeln. 21,5 x 14,5 cm, Original-Leinen, Farbschnitt.. Erste Ausgabe. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers. - Einband gering fleckig; sonst gut erhalten, sauber.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        LA DOMENICA DEL CORRIERE . rara collezione in sequenza senza lacune dal 1899 (primo anno) al 1944 - 46 volumi ben rilegati come da foto panoramica nel nostro sito e alcune belle copertine in vetrina., Milano, Corriere della Sera, 1899

      Siamo in presenza di una documentazione unica nel panorama editoriale e giornalistico italiano. La Domenica, emanazione settimanale del sempre potente e documentato CORRIERE DELLA SERA, ha attraversato molti anni della vita e della storia italiana (albori del '900, prima guerra mondiale, movimenti politici, i 20 anni di regime fascista e seconda guerra mondiale., ecc., ecc.) veniva letto ed apprezzato da una moltitudine di persone e fece grandissima presa specialmente sul "popolo" mentre in quegli anni la "borghesia" sfogliava "la Illustrazione Italiana" ed altri giornali patinati. - Il giornale prosegui' - stancamente - fino al 1989 ma il periodo veramente significativo ed apprezzato è compreso nella nella raccolta che qui presentiamo dove ci sono anche gli anni rarissimi della prima e della seconda guerra mondiale. Le copertine magistralmente illustrate da ACHILLE BELTRAME (1899 - 1944) sono state un PUNTO DI RIFERIMENTO STORICO PER ALCUNE GENERAZIONI DI ITALIANI. Il giornale entrò in quasi tutte le case ogni domenica con le sue immagini di attualità e di grande presa immediata, riassumendo i fatti più importanti ed anche di cronache eclatanti, e sopratutto TIMBRANDO i ricordi e la memoria di tantissimi italiani ormai non più giovani. La rara collezione, in sequenza e senza lacune è composta da volumi di dimensioni circa 30 x 40 e di pagine circa 8 - 16.per numero. Essendo l'uscita settimanale, ogni annata ha 52 giornali (pensate in tutto circa 2400 esemplari) Sono disponibili foto a richiesta per opportune prese d'atto La collezione è offerta a

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        Arabian Nights and the Supplemental Nights

      Carson-Harper Company, Denver, Colo 1899 - Denver, Colo: Carson-Harper Company, 1899. Full leather. Sixteen volumes. The collected works the Arabian Nights and the Supplemental Nights. Bound in full red morocco, gilt decoration to covers and spine , raised bands gilt titles, top edge gilt, frontispiece contain " the Fac-simile" of the first edition. A Handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missionary

      London - Ward, Locke and Co., 1899. London - Ward, Locke and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AAwell illustratedaccount of Livingstone&#39;s travels in South Africa. %0D%0AFrontispiece portrait of Livingstone with facsimile signatureand numerous illustrated plates throughout. %0D%0AIncludes a sketch of sixteen years&#39; residence in the interior of Africa. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a cloth binding with blindstamped and gilt detailing to front board. Externally, generally smart with sunning to spine and slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. %0D%0A.

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        CRISANTEMES

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Dedicatoria autografa del autor. L'obra Crisantemes condensa el concepte d'obra total que perseguien els artistes modernistes i per aixo Alexandre de Riquer el va concebre com un llibre en que contingut i continent tenen una intensa relacio estetica, vinculada al moviment literari i estetic simbolista del moment. Els precedents d'aquest concepte, del llibre com una petita obra total, en el simbolisme conceptual els trobem en l'obra d'artistes com William Blake i sobretot William Morris i Gabriel Rossetti. Crisantemes d'Alexandre de Riquer fou concebut amb un format molt vertical (18,6 x 9 cm.) a la manera dels makemonos japonesos i editat per Alvar Verdaguer i fototipiada i impresa magistralment per la impremta Thomas l'any 1899.117Pag+3

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        THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY ITS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE [SIGNED COPY]

      London: W.Thacker & Co., 1899. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 755pp; frontis., numerous b/w illus. Original blue cloth binding with gilt dec and titles. Minor wear to corners and ends of spine, but overall a very nice copy. Tipped-in on the rear endpaper is a hand-written letter, signed by Fred Jane, to a Mr. Laughton, thanking him for his comments and detailing some of the concerns Jane had in preparing the book. Pasted on to the rear free endpaper is a clipping from the Morning Post of 5 Feb 1904 commenting on the improvements made by the German Navy over the previous 20 years and comparing them to those of the Russian Navy. An interesting association copy of a scarce first edition..

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        Privates Album einer Ägyptenreise mit 48 Original-Fotografien.

      1899.. Je ca. 8,5 x 11 cm, auf die kartonstarken Seiten eines Albums aufgezogen. Lederalbum der Zeit mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt, 21 x 26 cm.. Interessante Aufnahmen einer deutschen Familie von einer Reise auf dem Nil. Die Aufnahmen zeigen Schiffe, Dörfer und Städte am Ufer, Land und Leute, antike Stätten wie Luxor, Ausflüge mit dem Esel u.a. - Sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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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.

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        TO LONDON TOWN

      Methuen , 1899. Methuen , 1899. First edition. Original green ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover. Author&#39;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&#39;s first book - a run of 1,440 copies - which first had been published the previous year. Based on his exploits with the Malakand Field Force led by Sir Bindon Blood on the north-west frontier of India in 1897, which Churchill accompanied as a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. As he was still in India, the checking of the proofs was undertaken "by an uncle of mine [Moreton Frewin], a very brilliant man and himself a ready writer. For some reason or other he missed many scores of misprints and made no attempt to organise the punctuation." This led to a some fairly severe comments, these however mixed with compliments: "The Athenæum said &#39;Pages of Napier punctuated by a mad printer&#39;s reader&#39;" (My Early Life). One reader unstinting in his praise was the prime minister, Lord Salisbury, who called Churchill for a personal interview and expressed his "admiration not only for its matter but for its style" and thought it a "truer picture" of events than any other documents he had read. The reception of Malakand was key in convincing Churchill that he could live by the pen, as well as by the sword.

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        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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s works are difficult to find. A Very Good copy of a notable book showing Carducci&#39;s scholarly abilities and combining two of Italy&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily&#39;s Wuthering Heights, Anne&#39;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&#39;s Books. Featuring 30 woodcut engravings. With a publisher&#39;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&#39;s carte de visite pasted onto the title page. Norwegian-American professor Thorstein Veblen&#39;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 &#39;conspicuous consumption&#39; and &#39;conspicuous waste&#39; as symbols of upper-class status and as competitive methods of enhancing individual prestige. Veblen&#39;s term &#39;conspicuous consumption&#39; 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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        ALBUM VON BERLIN

      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&#39;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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        Dracula

      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&#39;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&#39;s History of Scotland (1845, 1851, 1863), abridged Kitto&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; professional relationship began in 1865 when Godkin published the still burgeoning writer&#39;s work in The Nation&#39;s earliest issues. A comraderie quickly developed and the two remained lifelong friends until Godkin&#39;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&#39;s New York City home in the late 19th century (Powers, Henry James and Edith Wharton, Letters: 1900-1915). Originally published serially in Harper&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;s ten chapters focuses on one of the members of the Brookenham&#39;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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        The Awakening

      Chicago and New York: Herbert S. Stone and Co Chicago and New York: Herbert S. Stone and Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. RARE FIRST EDITION of Chopin's groundbreaking novel; a foundational feminist work. "No other American book was so maligned, neglected for so long, and then embraced so quickly and with such enthusiasm as Kate Chopin's 1899 novel The Awakening. And none has been so thoroughly redeemed as The Awakening. Thought vulgar, morbid, and disturbing in Chopin's time, it has for the past quarter of a century been seen as sensitive, passionate, and inspiring. Forgotten for two generations, it is today known by countless people in dozens of countries, and Kate Chopin has become among the most widely read of classic American authors" (Bernard Koloski, Awakenings)."To a degree that was ahead of her time, she rejected both conservative and liberal didacticism and discarded traditional assumptions in an attempt to depict honestly and empathetic ally the inner life of women" (American National Biography Online).Chicago and New York: Herbert S. Stone and Co, 1899. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth stamped in red and green; custom silk box. Early owner signature ("Bob Myers Babcock") on front free endpaper. Toning to spine with some spotting, small bookseller's ticket to pastedown (offsetting to opposite); text generally very clean and fresh. A very good copy of an extremely difficult book to find in collectible condition.

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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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