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        MY SCOTTISH SWEETHEART

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

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

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Good. New York: Scribners, 1899. First Printing of this edition, with matching dates of 1899 on the title and copyright page. In Good+ overall condition. Clean pages, lightly age toned. No marking to text. , but evidence of erased pencil price to front free end paper. Occasional light signs of overall use and age. Webbing slightly visible at hinge prior to frontis piece. Lean to spine. Light edge wear, light scuffing to boards. presents very well. A nice, first printing of this sought after edition.

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        Funny Folks

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

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        ORIGENES HISTORICOS DE CATALUÑA

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

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        ORIGENES HISTORICOS DE CATALUNA

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

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

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

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        The man with the hoe

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

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

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

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        Autograph note to [Elisha] Bliss dated Nov. 30/[18]99 regarding Following the Equator

      1899. To And Of The Publishers Twain Loved To HateTWAIN, Mark (1835-1910). Autograph note written in black ink to [Elisha] Bliss dated Nov. 30/[18]99 regarding Following the Equator (1 page). Together with a clipped signature "S.L. Clemens / Mark Twain" and a portrait photograph, and illustrated plate [ca. 1899]. Framed and glazed."Nov. 30/99 / Dear Bliss: / Please send me in care Chatto, a copy of "Following The Equator" / How does the Harper assignment affect you - to your inquiry or otherwise. / Truly yours / SLC"Elisha Bliss (1822-1880) was Twain''s first publisher; his American Publishing Company was a by subscription only publishing house that from 1867 through 1880 issued all of Twain's books.In a study of Bliss, Mark Twain and Elisha Bliss (1964), "Hamlin Hill argues that Bliss 'was coldly calculating, he was happy to cheat both authors and customers with a repertory of the worst tricks of salesmanship, and he apparently juggled books with the skill of a master accountant.' In brief, Clemens learned the rudiments of literary business under the tutelage of a tougher, less ethical, more opportunistic taskmaster than Horace Bixby had ever been in teaching a cub pilot the course of the Mississippi River. That harsher education had begun on 21 November 1867 with a letter from Bliss soliciting "a work of some kind" from newspaper correspondent Clemens (MT&EB, p. 23). Although Clemens flirted with the idea of changing publishers during the mid-1870s, Bliss managed to sell 337,902 volumes for Mark Twain between 1869 and 1879 (p. 157); it was only Bliss’ death on 28 September 1880 that truly freed Clemens, for the next fourteen years, from the American Publishing Company…Essentially Clemens’ efforts at finagling lucrative contracts for his prose were efficacious; he earned vastly more money than most of his contemporaries who wrote, and he even succeeded in keeping Elisha Bliss more watchful and honest than he might otherwise have been. Clemens’ London publisher proved especially diligent in procuring and promoting his works" (Gribben, Alan. MARK TWAIN, BUSINESS MAN: THE MARGINS OF PROFIT. Studies in American Humor, compedit.com/mark_twain,_business.htm)Twain's London publisher was Andrew Chatto (1841-1913).

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        The Book of Household Management ...entirely new edition...several hundreds of new recipes for English, French, German, Italian, American, Australian and Indian cookery

      London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1899. Thick octavo, engraved and chromolithographic plates (including the folding frontispiece), expertly rebacked retaining original spine and splendid illustrated boards, overall an attractive copy. Roast wallaby and parrot pie. Enlarged edition of this English cookery classic, including colonial recipes from Australia including kangaroo, wallaby, and an intriguing parrot pie. Of special interest is two pages of text titled "General Observations on Australian Cookery, accompanied by an engraved illustration of an Australian kitchen. Here we are instructed that Australian cuisine is essentially an extension of English cookery, with a greater range of meats and vegetables available. 'Cookery in Australia is to all intents and purposes English. The dishes are the same, the mode is the same, and the order of serving meals precisely what it is in England' writes Mrs. Beeton. Nonetheless, some decidedly colonial recipes follow, including kangaroo tail soup, roast wallaby, and parrot pie (each illustrated with a small engraved vignette of the finished dish). Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management is rightly regarded as a fascinating document of English social history, and the Australian chapter is no different. For example, we learn that the wages paid to cooks and domestic servants are almost double of those in England, so that housewives 'ought to be prepared to undertake the duties of any absent domestic, so that a knowledge of cooking and ordinary household work are necessary qualifications for a settler's wife'.

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        The Farmer's Almanac

      Boston, 1792-1899 - Complete uninterrupted set of the Farmer's Almanac, from the first issue in 1792 through 1899. The almanac has been in continuous publication to the present day 11 vols., 12mo. . Uniformly bound in half brown morocco and marbled boards, in eleven volumes by decade; the first thirty-seven issues, up to 1829, untrimmed. Joints repaired to the first two volumes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CLIMBS OF NORMAN-NERUDA

      Published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Red cloth with gilt titles. B/w plates. Edited with an account of his last climb by his wife, May. Covers unevenly faded. Some foxes. Name in ink to front pastedown. [S]

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        TO LONDON TOWN

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

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("R. v. Slatin").

      [Wien], 4. V. 1899.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. Wohl an den Geographen, Verleger und Forschungsreisenden Hans Meyer (1858-1929): "Vor einigen Tagen erhielt ich von Herrn Prof. Dr. Ratzel die Aufforderung gegen Honorar im Verein für Erdkunde in Leipzig eine Vorlesung zu halten. Ich thue dieses in München da ich seit Jahren Ehrenmitglied der dortigen geograph. Gesellschaft bin und mich gewissermaßen verpflichtet fühle dort Mittheilung über meine Erlebnisse und Beobachtungen zu machen. In Stuttgart thue ich dieses nur infolge dringender Aufforderung mir persönlich eng befreundeter Professoren. Ich fühle nicht den Beruf in mir als öffentlicher Redner ohne dringende Nothwendigkeit aufzutreten und fehlt mir hiezu Zeit und Talent! Ich bedaure, daß ich dem zufolge kaum in die Lage kommen dürfte Ihrem und Herrn Dr. Ratzels Wunsche nackkommen zu können [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogrammvignette.

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        Aspasie. Cléopâtre. Théodora -

      Les Amis Des Livres 1899 -, Paris - 1 volume In-8 IV- 294 pp. - XIV Sous étui bordé cuir. Reliure plein maroquin vert janséniste. Doublure de maroquin orange ornée d'un encadrement de listels ocre et bande havane, au centre du premier contreplat, grand motif "égyptien" composé de fleurs de lotus, serpents et scarabée mosaïqués de couleurs variées, gardes de moire verte. Dos à 4 nerfs sautés, avec titre et auteur dorés. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur d'une parfaite fraîcheur avec des illustrations en couleurs d'Adolphe Giraldon et A. Robaudi, gravées sur bois. Reliure signée Charles MEUNIER (1902). Petit accro sur la coiffe supérieure. Magistralement relié dans un superbe maroquin vert. TIRAGE LIMITE NUMEROTE à 120 exemplaires. Celui-ci pour M. Lachenal, enrichi d'une suite en noir sur chine de toutes les illustrations. Ex-libris d'Adrien Lachenal, gravé par Decaris. [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. A STORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATUS OF WOMAN

      Indianapolis & Kansas City: The Bowen-Merrill Co., 1899 & 1898. Indianapolis & Kansas City: The Bowen-Merrill Co., 1899 & 1898. First Edition. morocco. Fine copies with a fine association. The first two volumes of three, with the last not published until 1908, two years after Anthony's death. Original full brown-burgundy morocco with a gilt medallion profile portrait of Anthony on the front panel of each volume, recently and sympathetically rebacked with similar color morocco leather; all edges gilt. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Anthony and other plates and facsimiles. Each volume is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by this principal leader of the woman suffrage movement in the United States on the front endpapers to another well-known suffragist. In the first volume, Anthony has written: "Yes indeed, Mrs. Julia L. Langdon Barber/I will write your name upon this/fly-leaf together with my own for/the benefit of the grand-daughter -- when/she is grown up to appreciate the worth/of each--/Julia L. Langdon Barber--/Belmont -- Washington, D. C.--/Susan B. Anthony -- Rochester N.Y./May 22, 1901--." Anthony has also INSCRIBED the second volume: "Julia L. Langdon Barber--/Belmont -- Washington, D. C.--/Susan B. Anthony/17 Madison Street -- Rochester N.Y." Books inscribed by this great American have become quite scarce. Julia L. Langdon was a prominent suffragist in Washington as well as one of the city's premier hostesses of the Golden Age. She married Amzi Lorenzo Barber in 1871; she was the daughter of a prominent N.Y. land developer, and her husband, who had been in charge of the normal department at Howard University, tried his own hand at developments in Washington. He developed the highly restricted Le Droit Park neighborhood just off Florida Avenue, and was soon to be the owner of Barber Asphalt Company; he became known as the "Asphalt King," and by the 1880s his firm was the world's largest supplier of asphalt. Barber was to later buy the infant Locomobile enterprise from Francis and Freelan Stanley in 1898; by 1900, over 1600 cars were sold, but the car's indifferent sales in future years eventually stripped Barber of much of his personal wealth. In 1880 the Barbers bought 120 acres along Florida Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets, where their lavish Queen Anne home, "Belmont," was built (It was torn down in 1915 after the deaths of Amzi and Julia Barber to make way for the Clifton Terrace development.). Julia L. Langdon Barber was a Life Member of the National American Women Suffrage Association and a longtime friend of Anthony; after the 1902 National American Convention held at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, Anthony spent the following week at the Barber home. In the third volume of Harper's book, she is cited, along with Mrs. John Henderson and Anthony, in the incorporation in 1900 of the Standing Fund to help with the work of enfranchising women. Barber was also a friend of Mark Twain, whom she met on the steamship "Quaker City" in 1867 during the trip which Twain chronicled in THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. Barber had taken a leading part in various public movements and was an ardent suffragist and a leading member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She was long the terror of cruelly inclined drivers in Washington. She often took her stand on top of the high tower of Belmont which overlooks a wide range of the city and watched for horses which were being treated cruelly. She always kept an automobile at her door and frequently hurried in it to aid of the suffering horses. She appeared in police court a number of times against men who mistreated animals.

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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.

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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 Liber Studiorum (2 Volumes)

      Henry Sotheran & Co. London 1899 - This rare two volume set was limited to only 150 copies. With extraordinary plates by the great Turner, each is accompanied with a critical notice by Reverend Stopford Brooke, M.A. These are large editions bound in blue cloth with leather spines. Gilt lettering on the covers and to the spine titles. Complete, good clean copies in excellent condition. 36 prints in the first volume - and then from 37 to 71 in the second volume. it should be noted that in both editions, the front pages are BEGINNING to work slightly loose. But nothing has been lost. **PLEASE NOTE: Due to the weight and size of these two volumes there will be an excess postage cost implication. (It will only be at the actual cost - we do not add premiums.) Please do feel free to enquire as to how much it will be, depending where in the world you are. It will then be invoiced at point of purchase. Thank you for your understanding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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