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        The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899

      ii+232 pages with diagrams, index and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettered spine label and original vignette affixed to front cover. Annotations by Leopold Hoffer. Provenance Galsgow Chess Club (Betts: 7-36) Limited to 500 copies. First edition.The London 1899 chess tournament was without a doubt one of the very strongest tournaments ever held on British soil. Almost every great master of the day was present including the past and reigning world champions. It proved to be the swan song of the old champion Wilhelm Steinitz but for Emanuel Lasker it was a glittering success which propelled him way beyond the other grandmasters of the time. All important players were invited. Many of these players were the champions of the country that they represented. Refusals came from Siegbert Tarrasch and Rudolf Charousek (illness). The businessman Amos Burn had to withdraw at the opening’s day. Fifteen participants played double rounds from 30 May to 10 July 1899, except for Richard Teichmann. He withdrew after round 4 due to an eye disease. His remaining games in the first cycle were declared as lost. Rounds were played in St. Stephen’s Hall. The time limit was fifteen moves in one hour. Participants were entertained by the City of London chess club at Crystal Palace and the Star and Garter Hotel in Richmond. A banquet took place in the International Hall of the Café Monico on 29 June. Lasker finished a whopping 4.5 points ahead of the group finished tied for second (Janowski, Maroczy, Pillsbury.) This is easily one of the more dominating personal performances in a tournament ever played. London 1899 goes down in history as one of the great Lasker victories along with St. Petersburg 1896, Paris 1900, St. Petersburg 1914 and New York 1924. There was a second section in the tournament, won by Frank James Marshall, with 8.5 out of 11. Georg Marco and Jacques Mieses were the most experienced opponents, and the tournament was not all that strong.Condition:Glasgow Chess Club stamp liberally used through out, date received and released on front end paper with secretary's initials. Some soiling through out. Rebound in attractive three quarter leather with the original vignette laid on front cover. A good to very good copy of a scarce tournament title.  

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        Lumsden of the Guides. A Sketch of the Life of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, K.C.S.I., C.B., With Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Papers.

      John Murran, London - 1899, 1st Edition. () Near fine. [xvi],333 + plates, [2 fold outs]. Octavo. Oatmeal buckram with family crest on front. Spine title in gilt; minor shelf wear to foot. Small bump on front lower edge. Endpapers slightly browned; bookplate on front paste down. Foxing to edges and text body. 14 plates (including frontis with tissue guard), one of which is a fold out letter. Fold out map of the Afghan frontier at rear. A lovely copy. Military biography of H.B. Lumsden; founder of the Corps of Guides and originato of the khaki uniform, by his nephew. Lumsden was born aboard an Indiaman and spent his military career in India and Afghanistan. Provenence mark from bookplate; Christopher Temple Emmet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Date : 1899 Dimensions : 74x106cm Imp : Chromotypographie GEISLER PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        The Highest Andes. A Record of The First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys.

      Methuen & Co, London 1899 - pp xvi, 390. Frontis, complete with plates and 2 folding maps. Red cloth with gilt titles and design. Endpapers age darkened. Some foxing to prelims and page edges, otherwise good. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAITÉ DE DROIT COMMERCIAL, 2ème éd. ; t. I : Introduction - Des commerçants - Des tribunaux de commerce - Des conseils de prud’hommes - Des chambres de commerce - Des consuls ; t. II : Des sociétés ; t. III : Règles générales sur les contrats commerciaux - Des preuves - De la vente - Du gage - Des magasins généraux, des récépissés et des warrants - De la commission - Du contrat de transport ; t. IV : Des lettres de change - Des billets à ordre - Des chèques - Des opérations de banque - Du compte-courant - Des bourses et des opérations de bourse ; t. V : Des navires - Des propriétaires de navires et de leur responsabilité - Des gens de mer - Du capitaine - De l’affrètement ; t. VI : Des avaries et de leur règlement - Des abordages - Des ass

      Paris Pichon 1889-1899 - , 8 vol. in-8, demi-chagrin brun, tit. & tom. avec fleurons et filets encadrant dorés sur dos à 5 nerfs, tr. mouchetées, [Cet ouvrage provient de la bibliothèque des Avoués près la cour d’appel de Paris, il peut être frappé aux armes de la Chambre des Avoués et revêtir des marques de bibliothèque].

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        Autograph Note Signed ('Hawke') informing Barnes of his selection for England.

      20 June no year; on letterhead of 107 Jermyn Street S.W. - 12mo, 1 p. Bifolium. On aged and foxed grey paper. Reads 'June 20th | Dear Barnes | Selection Committee will be pleased if you will play for England v The Rest at Lords 29th. | Yours faithfull | [signed] Hawke'. Hawke was an England selector between 1899 and 1909, and Barnes, one of the finest bowlers in English history, made his international debut in 1901. I'm sure someone will tell me if this was Barnes's first game for England. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Coming Battle - A Complete History of the National Banking Money Power in the United States *FIRST EDITION*

      Chicago: W.B. Conkey Company. Hardcover. 483 pages. "In this volume the author endeavors to give an accurate history of the present National Bank System of currency, including an account of the first United States Bank, - both of which were borrowed from Great Britain by those statesmen who, like the father of Sir Robert Peel, believed that a national debt was the source of prosperity. It is believed that the facts adduced in the following pages will be productive of some good, in pointing out the immense evils lurking in that system of banking, - a system which has produced panics at will, and which is the active abettor of the stock gamblers, railroad wreckers, and those industrial tyrants of modern times, the enormously overcapitalized and oppressive trusts. It is sought to point out the great dangers of delegating purely government powers to these greedy monopolists, by which they are enabled to organize a money trust, far more tyrranical than all the other combinations now in existence; and by which they absolutely defy the authority that endowed them with corporate life." - from Introduction. Binding sound. Unmarked. Moderately worn and soiled externally. Only defects are insect damage along exterior of each hinge. Detailed photos available upon request. An ultra-rare first edition copy of this classic and vitally important work. . Good. 1899. First Edition.

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        The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray 1899 - VGC.John Murray,1899.Sixth edition,Fifty-sixth Thousand.Hardback rebound in decorative front and back covers with quarter leather spine(a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the spine and cover) in VGC, no Dj.Illustrated with a b/w folded diagram tree.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges, gilt edges on the outer edge of the pages,small tear on the edge of the half-title page,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.448pp including Additions and corrections, to the sixth edition,historical sketch,glossary of scientific terms,index.A collectable book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Magyar Ornithologiai Központ. Magyarország Madarai különös tekintettel gazdasági jelentöségökre.

      - Budapest 1899. 2 volumes (282 x 200mm). pp. xxiv, 187; xix, 830, with 56 lithographed plates of which 51 chromo-lithographed and numerous figures in the text. Publisher's cloth. The first work on Hungarian birds in the Hungarian language. István Chernel (1865-1922) was a prominent Hungarian ornithologist and editor of the periodical 'Aquila'. His main work 'Birds of Hungary' was published in 1899. The first volume is about the role of birds, their place in nature and their anatomy. The second volume expounds the taxonomy of birds and deals with all the bird species of the country. Beside their Hungarian and Latin names the author gives their popular names and describes their behaviour. This work is the result of 22 years of collecting and research. The fine plates are by Stef v. Nécsey and Jul. v. Háry, chromolithographed by Czettel and Deutch, Budapest.Nissen IVB 195; Wood p. 288. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fête villageoise - étude pour le bal champêtre.

      Crayon sur papier 1899 - - Crayon sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème, 22 x 15,5 cm. - Dessin original au crayon, présenté sous marie-louise bicolore. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'oeuvre, et signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français. Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle. Ne laissant que quelques oeuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques. En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses oeuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        La Maison Tellier. Les Tombales; Sur L'eau; Histoire D'une Fille De ferme.

      Ollendorf, Paris 1899 - In 4° demi reliure à coins de maroquin vert, dos lisse orné d'un décor mosaïqué ( Charles Meunier relieur), 267 pages, 80 compositions de René Lelong, gravées sur bois par G. Lemoine. Exemplaire imprimé pour la Librairie Bernoux et Cumin à Lyon. Un des rares exemplaires nominatifs sur japon avec une suite des hors texte sur chine et le portrait du frontispice gravé sur satin. Dos et coins passés, quelques légères rousseurs sur le frontispice, sinon bel exemplaire dans une agréable reliure de Charles Meunier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Maison Tellier. Les tombales. Sur l'eau. Histoire d'une fille de ferme. En famille. Le papa de Simon. Une partie de campagne. Au printemps. La femme de Paul. 80 compositions de René Leleon. Gravés sur bois par G. Memoine.

      Paul Ollendorff, libraire-éditeur., Paris 1899 - Paris Paul Ollendorff, libraire-éditeur. 1899. 26,8x18 cm. 4 f., 267 p., 2 f. Reliure demi-cuir à coins, titre ai dos doré, dos à nerfs, couverture originale conservée. No. 27/40 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Japon avec une suite des bois sur chine, avec remarques. Notre exemplaire avec une aquarelle originale de 10 examplaires numérotés 1 à 10 au lieu du frontispice gravé. - Deux planches. - Taches sur 1 planches, sinon bel exemplaire. Sprache: Französisch Reliure demi-cuir à coins, titre ai dos doré, dos à nerfs, couverture originale conservée.

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        Fort comme la Mort.

      1899 1899 - 1st edition. Paris: Paul Ollendorff 1889. 353 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Writings

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1899–1903. 25 volumes, octavo (206 × 144 mm). Contemporary full ochre morocco, covers panelled in gilt to a geometric art-nouveau design, spine with four raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt, red morocco doublures with geometric designs in gilt at corners, red moiré silk free endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Engraved titles, frontispieces and plates. Additional original manuscript material bound in to vol. I, as detailed below. Spines very lightly tanned, a superb set. Limited edition, number 96 of 620 sets of the "Author's Edition de Luxe" signed "SL Clemens (Mark Twain)". In this set, volume I has three items of original autograph material bound in before the limitation leaf: (1) CLEMENS, Samuel L. Autograph manuscript, a page from the manuscript of The Gilded Age (1873), 1 page, 8vo (8 x 5 in.), in ink on lined stationery comprising 23 lines, with several deletions and word substitutions, paginated "1192" at top. The text recording a conversation between Colonel Sellers and Washington Hawkins in which they discuss the moral effects of fighting corruption and the expulsion of members of Congress; (2) WARNER, Charles Dudley. Autograph manuscript, a page from the manuscript of The Gilded Age, 1 page, 8vo, in ink on lined stationery comprising 19 lines, paginated "1156" at top. The text describing the failure of Mr. Bolton's mine in spite of Philip continuing to work throughout the autumn in hopes of discovering coal; (3) CLEMENS, Samuel L. Autograph letter signed "Mark" 11 March, to his publisher Elisha Bliss, in which he comments on how busy he is and recommends that Bliss talk over unspecified points with Warner in order to save him the trouble. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Hartford, 1873) was a collaborative attempt by Twain and Charles Dudley Warner to write a "contemporary" novel. The first novel either author attempted and their only collaboration, it was completed in the record time of three months: "With their plots staked out, Clemens and Warner began working like tunnel crews boring from opposite sides of the mountain... In general, as he [Twain] liked to say, he contributed the fact and Warner the fiction" (Justin Kaplan, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, 1966, p. 160).

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        BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE ROCKIES AND ON THE GREAT PLAINS: Comprising "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter"

      New York:: Putnam's Sons,. 1899. First edition, one of 1,000 numbered copies SIGNED BY ROOSEVELT beneath the frontis photograph of him, resplendent in his Rough Riders uniform. Large thick quarto (about 9" x 12") bound in the original publisher's buckram cloth with a gilt elk on the spine, a bear stamped in black on the rear cover, and gilt-stamped labels on the spine and on the front cover incorporating a moose and a gun. Page top edges gilt and other edges uncut. There is the slightest wear to the corners and spine ends and a few tiny rubbed spots on cover but still a very nice copy this over-sized volume which is profusely illustrated with pictures by Frederic Remington, Frost, Beard and others.

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        The Fair God, A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico: By Lew Wallace; Illustrated by Eric Pape. In Two Volumes. [The Limited, Signed Edition, in a Dos-a-dos Design Binding by Jan Sobota].

      Boston and New York: MDCCCXCIX. Houghton Mifflin and Company The Riverside Press. With a special signed, limitation page in volume one: Author's Autograph Copy No. 139 [signed]: Very respectfully, Lew Wallace. Nov. 7, 1898 and with the frontispiece illustration in volume one, signed in pencil: Eric Pape. Two Hundred and Fifty Copies Printed, No. 139. 1899 - Size of the binding: 7 in. x 9 3/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. (thick), Volume I: half-title; signed limitation page; signed frontispiece; design title-page printed in gold, red-orange and black, with second limitation statement on reverse. [i]-xxviii, design half-title; pp. [1]-352 + printer's leaf. Volume II: half-title; frontispiece; design title-page as above. [i]-xvi, heraldic design page; pp. [1]-450 + printer's leaf. Illustrated with forty mounted plates by Eric Pape (1870-1938), each with a title-printed tissue guard; these plates are printed in gray, blue, tan, and other tones; and numerous red and black head-pieces, small illustrations, drawings in black of Indian artifacts, etc. used as tail-pieces. The two volumes of the rare, signed limited edition of The Fair God, here presented in a handsome dos-a-dos (back-to-back) design bookbinding by renowned Czech design binder, Jan Sobota. This binding features the spines, and half the sides bound in dark brown, natural calfskin, with three parallel, raised bands on the center of the spines, leading to a blindstamped curved, double-line, and single-line curving around the outer margin of the leather sides; the central portion of both sides show a design of the figures of an Indian in Ceremonial Headress on volume one, carved into the leather, with a stippled background, and a Conquistador in armored helmet, with lance, carved in the leather on volume two. With a specially made, green-tone, swirled, marbled cloth made by Jarmila Sobota, which is used on the other half of the covers, and as a doublure, on the inner covers; the connecting cover between the two volumes, uses the matching design of the outer covers with the curving, blindstamped lines on the leather, and with leather edges to this cover. Original top-edge gilding preserved, with new, sewn head & tail-bands, light brown endpapers facing the marbled cloth paste-downs, extra, gray paper flyleaves bound in. Each volume has a specially made fabric wraparound band with a velcro closure to keep the text portion firm when the binding is opened for display. This unique and interpretive Sobota binding is housed in a sturdy, hand-crafted, drop-back box, which is covered in contrasting lighter brown and darker brown cloth spine, covers, and sides, with a dark brown leather title label with gilt-lettered title. The interior of the box is lined with a fine, brown suede to protect the binding. This book was specially bound by Jan Sobota in 1991, for a Cleveland, Ohio based book collector; the binding was featured in an exhibition at the De Golyer Library in 1991. Weight: 7 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM OF POLYNESIAN ETHNOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY -- Hawaiian Feather Work & Ancient Hawaiian Stone Implements & Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work & An Index to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean

      Bishop Museum 1899-1902-1903-1900, Honolulu - Respectively, as per above titles: 81 (2) pages, 17 pages, 100 pages, 170 pages. A plethora of black and white plates most with multiple images, illustrations in the text, maps and two color lithographs. With Index of Vol. I, 1899-1903 containing a List of Plates, Illustrations in the Text, and Alphabetical Index. Original wrappers bound-in. Clean and fresh internally, bookplate and label front paste-down only ex-library marking, modest extremity rubbing. Green buckram, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good. 4 vols. bound in one. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der Aktsaal: Weibliche Modelle. Aufgenommen unter Leitung akademischer Künstler in der photographischen Kunstanstalt. Ein Album für Maler, Bildhauer, Architekten, Akademiker, und Kunsthandwerker

      Moritz Kreutzmann [1899], Zürich - Folio. (12 3/4" x 17 1/4"). Title-page & 24 plates resting in original half red cloth over printed paper-covered boards portfolio with string ties. Scarce portfolio containing 24 photogravures by Hugo Richter of female nude models. Late 19th century work published to serve as a tool as well as an inspiration for painters, sculptors, architects and for use in academia. Just a year before the work was published the first FKK (Freikörperkultur) club was founded in Essen. FKK was a 'free body culture' movement in Germany, educating the public on the aesthetic and beauty of the nude human body. Lettering on front cover and title-page in German, no other text. Staining and some age wear on portfolio. String tie in two pieces. Scarce. OCLC lists only 1 library worldwide owning this item. Heidtmann 11092 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PSST !

      P., Librairie Plon, 1898-1899, 52 fascicules de 4 pp. + page de titre de 4 pp. in-folio (420 x 280) en feuilles sous chemise illustrée éditeur. Chemise légèrement tachée et froissée, les numéros sont en parfait état. - Hebdomadaire violemment antidreyfusard imagé par Forain et Caran d'Ache, il cessera de paraître après 85 numéros. Première année complète du N°1 au N°52 (du 5 février 1898 au 28 janvier 1899), 1 des 75 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur Japon. " Je ne suis pas un spécialiste du philosémitisme systématique, mais je demeure confondu que tant de talent ait pu se mettre au service de tant d'iniquité. Jamais on n'avait vu un tel jaillissement de haine, une telle violence dans l'invective, la diffamation, l'appel au pogrom. Un apriorisme inflexible, sourd à tout argument, leur fait crier " à mort ! ". A mort Dreyfus, à mort Zola, à mort Laborie, à mort les " intellectuels ", à mort quiconque récuse l'infaillibilité du galon et du sabre ". (Robert Rey, 1955).

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        TICKET NO. "9672"

      1899 - Translated from the French by Laura E. Kendall. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., n.d. 3 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black, light blue and peach. First American hardbound edition.~UN BILLET DE LOTERIE was first published in France in 1886, and that same year George Munro of New York was the first to publish this in English -- in two self-wrappered volumes of his "Seaside Library" (the first volume was published by July 1886, and the second by December 1886). In between these two (in August), Sampson Low published the first British edition (as THE LOTTERY TICKET). Munro being, of course, a pirate publisher, his business went downhill fast after the passage of the International Copyright Act in 1891 (clearly George did not offer enough "soft money" to his legislators). His "Seaside Library" publications became the property of Donohue of Chicago, and this book, published "by the turn of the century" [T&M], is one result: though mentioning only "Ticket No. 9672" on the binding and title page, it also includes various other former "Seaside Library" numbers by other authors, including Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." There were no other American editions of this Verne tale between the Munro two-volume wrappered first and this Donahue one -- making this the first American hardbound edition.~Both the front cover and the spine portray lighter-than-air flying machines. The usual problem for this book is the erosion of the peach-colored pigment used on the binding, and this copy is no exception: although the book has very little overall wear, the peach is entirely missing from the spine (in fact it appears never to have been applied there) and partly from the front cover. Taves & Michaluk V031; also see Myers 52. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Message to Garcia

      Elbert Hubbard 1899 - 615/925. Signed by Elbert Hubbard. Brown suede over limp boards. Bright gilt lettering. Slight wear on edges of suede. Brown silk pastedowns. Hand colored title page and lettering on subsequent pages. Brown silk bookmark. Top edge gilt. Deckle fore edge. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Three Elegies. Lycidas by John Milton. Adonais by Percy B. Shelley. Thyrsis by Mathew Arnold

      n.p.: At the Ashendene Press, 1899 - "The last book printed on the Ashendene Press before its removal to Shelley House, Chelsea." (ASHENDENE PRESS) Number 18 of 50 copies printed from Fells english type. 4to. viii, 49 pp. Full blue cloth preserving original printed tan wrappers. With Newbegin's San Fransisco label at back. Ashendene Bibliography X; Ransom #11 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature

      London and Edinburgh - W. & R. Chambers, Limited., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A nice clean copy of Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature. Bound in half calf with pebble grained cloth boards, marbled edges, and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. With Donald Aylmer Camerons armorial nameplate on the front pastedowns. Fourth edition. Robert Chambers (1802 1871) was a Scottish author, journal editor and publisher, who together in partnership with his older brother William Chambers were both highly influential in the mid-19th century in both scientific and political circles. He was perhaps most influential and controversial as the anonymous author of the Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation which was so controversial in the religion dominated era that it was acknowledged as his work only posthumously. Robert Carruthers (1799 - 1878), journalist and miscellaneous writer, born in Dumfriesshire, was for a time a teacher in Huntingdon, and wrote a History of Huntingdon (1824). In 1828 he became editor of theInverness Courir, which he conducted with great ability. He edited Alexander Pope's works with a memoir (1853), and along with Robert Chambers edited the first edition of Chambers' Cyclopdia of English Literature (1842-44). Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The back hinge of volume two is slightly strained. There is some wear to the extremities including rubbing and some bumping. Internally the pages are clean and bright, with some mild spotting on the first and last couple of pages only and a couple of handling marks..

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        The Christmas Scribners.

      New York: Scribner's. 1899 - Poster. 22 x 14.5 inches. Das Frühe Plakat, no. 240. All corners torn.

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      Williams & Norgate (Liverpool Marine Biology Committee), London 1899 - 1899-1913. An unbroken run of 21 parts, each bound in the original red cloth backed printed boards. All with a varying number of plates, the odd one folding, with partial hand-colouring. Generally good to very good, the bindings have a little general wear and rubbing, some dust soiling to the boards, a few vols. with chips to the cloth on the spine, titles in neat black manuscript to the spine. Contents clean and tight, some with the presentation bookplate of Warrington Museum to the front paste-down (Presented by F. W. Monks Esq.), a few miniscule and inconspicuous stamps of the same, but only to a few volumes (none to the printed surface of the plates), generally contents very good and tight. It is now rare to find such a long run. Size: Large 8vo (16 x 24cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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        Indians of southern Mexico. An ethnographic Album.

      Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1899. - EA. Mit 141 Fototafeln auf Japanpapier. OGLn.-Band mit Rücken- und Deckel-Goldprägung. 32 S. plus unpaginierter Tafelteil. Querformat Gr. 4° (36x28cm) Einbandrücken und -deckel mit Flecken und teils verblasster Goldprägung, Vorsätze gering fleckig; ansonsten absolut sauber und vollständig. Selten! Es handelt sich hier um eines von nur 60 Exemplaren auf Japanpapier. Diese Ausgabe ist nur etwa halb so dick wie die 500 Exemplare auf starkem Fotokarton. Sicher einer der bemerkenswertesten Fotobände über mittelamerikanische Indianer überhaupt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KAIAPO]
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        THE FLOWERING PLANTS GRASSES, SEDGES & FERNS OF GREAT BRITAIN, and their allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c.

      London ;- Frederick Warne & Co. - 1900 1899 - New Edition Revised by Edward Step, F.L.S. Striking, Near Fine Set. Superbly illustrated with 319 Coloured Plates figuring upwards of 1500 species. 4 volumes. Royal 8vo. Original 'Art Nouveau' decorated green & grey ribbed cloth, lettered gilt. (A trifle rubbed at extremities) T.e.gilt. Most Attractive ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Halewood & Sons ABA ILAB]
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        Somalia e Benadir. Viaggio di esplorazione nell'Africa Orientale. ( Prima Traversata Della Somalia Compiuta per Incario della Societa Geografica Italiana)

      C. Aliprandi, Milano, 1899. - EA. Mit über 400, überwiegend fotogr. Abb. im Text und auf Tafeln sowie sehr zahlreichen Karten, Tabellen und 3 ausführlichen, wissenschaftl. Anhängen mit Daten zur Meteorologie, Zoologie und Botanik. Sehr dekorativer OHLd.-Band mit marmorierten Deckeln, Rücken-Goldprägung und Sprenkel-Farbschnitt. XIX, 726 S. 4°. Einband und Vorsätze mit sehr geringen Gebrauchsspuren, innen sauber und Vollständig. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sehr seltener und ausführlichst bebilderter Reisebericht mit fundierten ethnologischen Kenntnissen des nördl.Ost-Afrikas.

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      Corriere della Sera,, Milano 1899 - (Codice CW3521) Folio (38x29 cm) 692 pp. complessive circa. Prima annata completa in 52 numeri rilegati in un volume, rarissima. Preziosa raccolta, migliaia di illustrazioni nel testo, conserva tutte le 104 belle e suggestive copertine a colori di Achille Beltrame. Qualche ingiallitura, strappetti. Volume di grandi dimensioni, legatura dell'epoca in mezza tela con dorso mancante, ancora solida nell'insieme. I primi 5 fascicoli sono staccati, varie pagine interne sono allentate con le inevitabili usure ai margini. L'insieme è completo e genuino, esente da interventi (spesso maldestri) di riparazione. Euro 750 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        The Gentleman from Indiana

      New York: Doubleday & McClure Co.,, 1899. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine and upper board in red and yellow, green top-stain. Spine tanned, lightly rubbed at extremities, front hinge cracked and cover a little loose, faint toning to margins of contents. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of the author's first novel. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "'Well the old Triangle knew the music of our tread, How the peaceful Seminole would tremble in his bed.' Newton Booth Tarkington". This copy was probably inscribed for a friend from the author's Princeton days, as these are the lyrics to the song of the Princeton Triangle Club, an amateur musical comedy troup named after the percussion instrument. "Seminole" here refers to seminary students. As president of the Princeton Dramatic Association, Tarkington wrote a musical parody of Julius Caesar that became the group's first production after its name changed to Triangle Club the following year. He also started a campaign to raise money for the construction of a small building to house the club, which remained in use for 25 years. This copy also has an earlier ownership inscription of a Tarkington family member on the front pastedown.

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        Original Studio Portrait of Lt. Col. Sam Steele Strathcona's Horse

      Dawson City, Yukon Territory: Larss & Duclos Photos, Dawson. 1899. (Photograph) Very good. Original Photograph mounted on embosssed card: 8 11 / 16" X 6 7 / 8" Image: 5 9 / 16" X 3 15 / 16". Written on reverse by Hogarth Steele, son of Sam Steele" " '12' Supr. S. B. Steele Field Service Kit, S. A. War"In Sam Steele's hand. "Self Dawson 1899" Photographer: Larss & Duclos Photos, Dawson. Stamped on reverse: Larss & Duclos Succrs. To Hegg & Co. Dawson, Y. T.Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (January 5, 1851 – January 30, 1919) was a famous member of the North West Mounted Police.He joined the local militia as a teenager and fought against the Fenians at the Battle of Ridgeway. He was sent west first to fight the Red River Rebellion of Louis Riel, but arrived after the Métis had surrendered. Steele had long been fascinated by the west, devouring the works of James Fenimore Cooper in his youth. He was especially interested in the First Nations, and spent his time in the west learning from them and the Metis. However he was recalled from Manitoba and based in Fort Henry in Kingston for the next few years.He was chosen to be one of the first members of the NWMP, being only the third officer sworn in. In 1873 he returned to Fort Garry with the new force and was put in charge of drilling the new recruits. Over the next few years he crisscrossed the prairies, before being assigned to NWMP headquarters to train new recruits.In 1881 he was assigned to meet with Sitting Bull, who fresh from defeating General Custer had moved into Canada and was demanding land for his people. Steele and a few officers met them and reached a peaceful agreement. This action won Steele great acclaim in the newspapers of the United States and was the beginning of his role as a public figure.In the North-West Rebellion Steele was dispatched with a small force. Missing the Battle of Batoche Steele and his force were sent to move against the last rebel force lead by Chief Big Bear. Steele and his two dozen Mounties defeated Big Bear's force at Loon Lake in the last battle ever fought on Canadian territory. The contributions of the NWMP to putting down the rebellion went largely ignored and unrewarded, to Steele's great annoyance. Steele spent the next ten years assigned to Fort McLeod, and at age 41 married Maria Harwood, eventually the couple had three children.In 1898 he was sent north to the Yukon to succeed Charles Constantine with policing during the Klondike Gold Rush. Initially, he was in charge of the customs posts at the Chilkoot Pass and White Pass, where he created the rule that no one would be allowed to enter without a ton of goods. Steele and his force made the Klondike Gold Rush into one of the most orderly events of its kind in history and made the police force famous around the world, which ensured its survival at a critical time when the force's dissolution was being debated in parliament.In 1900 he was second in command in Lord Strathcona's Horse, a Canadian light cavalry unit sent to South Africa during the Boer war and did so with distinction. Steele, however, disliked greatly what he was ordered to do by the British, which included burning towns and moving the populace to concentration camps.Steele was knighted in 1918 and was made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Member of the Royal Victorian Order.Canada's fifth tallest mountain, Mount Steele, is named after him..

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        The Australian Magazine.

      1899 1899 - Vol.I: Nos. 1-6 (all published). Sydney, Wm. Brooks & Co., March-Sept. 1899. Roy.8vo. Binders cloth, preserving the orig. illust. wrappers. Amongst the many contributors are Henry Lawson, G.W. Lambert, Chris Brennan, A.H. Adams, R. Quinn, etc. Profusely illust. by Long, Lambert, Souter and Proctor. A complete set of this extremely scarce literary magazine.

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        The Scarlet City. Being the adventures of John Franklyn and his friend Anthony Fuller: In and out and round about the Wicked World in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century.

      London, Sands and Company. 1899 - First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth decorated and titled in red and white. Cloth slightly darkened and a trifle rubbed to extremities but showing remarkably well, an attractive solid book. Inscribed by the author's both pseudonymously and with their real names to Samuel Garcia Asher, whose bookplate graces the pastedown in all its armorial glory and who in addition to being a fellow of the Royal Zoological Society and a notable book collector also lived in Berkeley Square just a couple of doors down from Maggs Brothers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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      London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1899 - Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 9-376 [377-384: ads], twelve inserted plates with illustrations by John H. Bacon, original pictorial dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. "Supernatural fantasy; ancient black magician and hypnotist, after being revived, loosens plague upon the world, but is defeated by ancient gods." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 102. "The most luridly inventive of Boothby's melodramas ." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2- 19. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 230. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 127. Bleiler (1978), p. 27. Reginald 01629. Hubin (1994), p. 87. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 9. Pencil ownership signature on front free endpaper. Endpapers darkened, else a near fine, bright copy. A very nice copy and scarce in this condition. (#130216) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Importance of Being Earnest. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

      London: Leonard Smithers,, 1899. Small quarto (197 × 142 mm). Mid 20th-century red half morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, red cloth sides, all edges gilt. An excellent copy. First edition. One of the regular issue of 1,000 copies. Wilde's final play and his comic masterpiece was written in 1894. Within two weeks of its opening in February 1895, Wilde began his ill-conceived libel trial against the Marquis of Queensbury which lead to Wilde's trial for homosexuality and subsequent imprisonment. As a consequence, the play was not published until after Wilde's release in 1898.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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