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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1899 - 1899 Wisden Hardback

      1899. This lot is a 1899 Hardback Wisden , a rare Wisden. In Good to Very Good Condition. The baords have a touch of wear but great gilts, the hinges have some weakness mainly to the rear (front may have had a touch up) but they hold their own, excellent internally with nice clean pages.

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        [Binding, Fine- Douglas Cockerell] The Hymn of Bardaisan

      London: Essex House Press, 1899. First edition. 12mo. Early Arts & Crafts style binding (1902) by Douglas Cockerell with his binding signature in rear dentelle, "19 DC 02." Full polished claft with leaf motif stamped in front and back near the spine forming a darker brown. AEG. The second book of the press, with compositors and a pressman coming over from the Kelmscott Press. Binding somewhat rubbed at spine and corners. An early example of a sparing, but distinctively Arts and Crafts binding by the famous English bookbinder, Douglas Cockerell.

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      - An episode of frontier war. With maps, plans, etc. Pp. xviii+340(last 3 blank), frontispiece, 6 maps (2 coloured, folding), appendix, series patterned endpapers; maroon cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, upper board with gilt rule border, the spine slightly faded, boards flecked and a trifle bowed, edges lightly rubbed; fore and bottom edges uncut; text block slightly browned, the free endpapers lightly offset, hinges starting at a couple of points, a few tiny edge chips or splits, occasional faint creasing and soiling, a little light foxing; Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899. Second edition, Silver Library issue, first printing. Cohen A1.3.a; Woods A1b. *The text is based on despatches Churchill sent to London newspapers in 1897, while he was attached to the Malakand field force on the Northwest Frontier of India. The 1898 first edition contained numerous errors, so a revised edition was quickly prepared and published at a lower price in January 1899, in the Longmans Silver Library series. (Cohen, p. 20, states that the proof-reading required for the corrections took 196 hours of printer's labour). In his preface to the second 'most thoroughly revised' edition, Churchill referred to the 'slovenly hurry' caused by 'the expedience of publishing a book on a subject of passing interest, while the events were fresh im the mind of the world' [p. xi]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rivoluzione e controrivoluzione o il 1848 in Germania

      FELTRINELLI EDITORE S. D., MILANO - Reprint ITALIANO Libriccino brossurato in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. Prefazione di Benedetto Croce. Appendice di Carlo Kautsky. Ristampa anastatica dell' edizione Di Luigi Mongini del 1899, i Roma. Del presente volume non è specificato l' anno di edizione. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE STORY OF THE TREAURE SEEKERS. Being the adventures of the Bastable Children in search of a fortune. With illustrations by Gordon Browne and Lewis Baumer.

      London. T. Fisher Unwin. 1899. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. xii, 296, [2], [10 ad's] pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece and sixteen other full-page black & white plates. Original green pictorial cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Octavo. First edition. Some patchy foxing at the start - mostly to the tissue guard to the frontispiece; gift inscription for 'Xmas 1899' to endpaper; else a lovely, bright, fresh copy.

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        Chesapeake Bay, York River Hampton's Roads Chesapeake Entrance

      Published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington D.C. 1899 - Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of a large in filled tear in the upper margin. Another expertly mended tear on the bottom margin. Image size: 37 3/4 x 27 1/4 inches. A fascinating sea chart of the Chesapeake Bay, produced by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. In response to the growing need for accurate coastal charts of America, Thomas Jefferson signed a bill creating the United States Coast Survey. Founded in 1807, the agency was responsible for conducting detailed surveys of the coastal areas, which were then carefully recorded in large navigational charts. These charts included information on shoals, reefs, and other navigational hazards that plagued American vessels. Ferdinand Hassler, a young Swiss engineer, was selected to establish the new agency, but various obstacles meant that the actual surveying did not commence until 1816, when Hassler began work on New York Bay. Hassler was succeeded by Alexander Dallas Bache who dedicated himself to surveying the country's extended coastline. Under Bache the quality of the engraving and lettering in the charts achieved a high standard and the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey became a permanent, and heartily supported government function. The work of the Coast Survey not only resulted in the most accurate charts of America's coastal waters, but pioneered the techniques and equipment used by later surveyors in mapping the interior of the country. Conducted under S. Pritchett, who ran the Survey office for only three years before becoming president of M.I.T, this detailed chart covers the Chesapeake Bay including the York River, and the Hampton Roads waterway. Water depths and sand bars are all carefully recorded, as are the various lighthouses along the coastline. Tides, soundings and buoys are also noted as well as weather signal stations and life saving stations. This is an important sea chart of this area and wonderful example of the maps produced by the United States Coast Survey. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        History of Merchantville, Camden County, N J

      [Camden]: Published by The Author, 1899. Very Good. First edition. Thin octavo. Red cloth gilt. Unpaged. Many inserted photographic plates. One plate detached but present and easily re-inserted, gilt tarnished, a very good copy of a very uncommon title. The only copy we seen in decades.

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        The sonnets of Michael Angelo

      Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine, US 1899 - 1 volume in 16°, seconda edizione, traduzione John Addington Symonds, carta van Golder, 925 esemplari, rilegatura lussuosa,fregi e titoli oro, ottima copia. 1 volume in 16°, second edition, translation by John Addington Symonds, van Golder card, 925 copies, luxurious binding, gilt fillets and titles, very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Intellectual Life

      The Roycrofters, East Aurora 1899 - Large quarto. original three-quarter brown suede over brown ribbed boards, lettered in gilt, spine with three brown gilt lettered morocco labels, upper edges gilt, others uncut and untrimmed, pale gray endpapers. The initials are drawn and coloured by hand by Minnie Marcie. No. 542 of 960 copies, signed by Elbert Hubbard. Inscribed by James Whitcomb Riley and dated "Indianapolis Feb. 21, 1900." Also with four lines of poetry in Riley's hand "And you are one, as dawn and sun - / As noon and shine - as dusk and deew- / As bloom and fragrance; - therefore one / My praise and prayers of you.". Philip Gilbert Hamerton (10 September 1834 Ð 4 November 1894), was an English artist, art critic and author was born at Laneside, a hamlet near Shaw and Crompton, Lancashire, England. His mother died giving birth to him, and his father died ten years later. When he was about five, he was sent to live with his two aunts at an estate called the Hollins on the edge of Burnley, where he attended Burnley Grammar School.Hamerton's first literary attempt, a volume of poems, was unsuccessful, leading him to devote himself for a time entirely to landscape painting; he camped out in the Scottish Highlands, where he eventually rented the former island of Inistrynich in Loch Awe, upon which he settled with his wife EugŽnie Gindriez, the daughter of a French republican magistrate, in 1858.Discovering after a time that he was more suited to art criticism than painting, he moved to his wife's native area in France,[where?] where he produced his Painter's Camp in the Highlands (1863), which was very successful and prepared the way for his standard work on Etching and Etchers (1866). In the following year he published Contemporary French Painters, and in 1868 a continuation, Painting in France after the Decline of Classicism.He had by now become art critic to the Saturday Review, which necessitated frequent visits to England, forcing him to give it up. He proceeded (1870) to establish an art journal of his own, The Portfolio, a monthly periodical, each number of which consisted of a monograph upon some artist or group of artists, frequently written and always edited by him. The discontinuation of his painting gave him time for writing, and he successively produced The Intellectual Life (1873), perhaps the best known and most valuable of his writings; Round my House (1876), notes on French society by a resident; and Modern Frenchmen (1879), admirable short biographies. He also wrote two novels, Wenderholme (1870) and Marmorne (1878).In 1884 Human Intercourse, another volume of essays, was published, and shortly afterwards Hamerton began his autobiography, which he brought down to 1858. In 1882 he issued a finely illustrated work on the technique of the great masters of various arts, under the title of The Graphic Arts, and three years later another splendidly illustrated volume, Landscape, which traces the influence of landscape upon the mind of man. His last books were: Portfolio Papers (1889) and French and English (1889). In 1891 he removed to the neighbourhood of Paris, where he died suddenly in Boulogne-sur-Mer, occupied to the last with his labours on The Portfolio and other writings on art. -wikipedia. Covers with some rubbing and wear, front free endpaper with a couple of tears No. 542 of 960 copies, signed by Elbert Hubbard. Inscribed by James Whitcomb Riley and dated "Indianapolis Feb. 21, 1900." Also with four lines of poetry in Riley's hand "And you are one, as dawn and sun - / As noon and shine - as dusk and deew- / As bloom and fragrance; - therefore one / My praise and prayers of you." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      - A monthly Magazinelet for Book-Buyers and Book-Readers. Numbers one to five, January to May 1899. Five issues, various pagination and sizes: Number I, January 7: Pp. [16](including the pictorial wrappers printed in green); cr. 16mo; Number II, February 18. Pp. 24; f'cap. 12mo; pale blue pictorial wrappers; Number III, March 25th. Pp. 40; f'cap. 12mo; pictorial paper wrappers printed in green; Number IV, April 29. Pp. 48; f'cap. 8vo; pictorial pink paper wrappers, printed in red, with 'at the Second Price, threepence' printed on upper wrapper; Number V, May 31. Pp. 48; f'cap. 8vo; pale green pictorial paper wrappers, printed in dark green; each issue with text illustrations (some full page) and advertisements on reverse of wrappers; bound together within cream buckram boards, the upper board decorated in gilt with a repeat of the wrapper illustration from Number 4, the cloth slightly soiled and scuffed; a few small edge chips or split, a little slight soiling and occasional faint creasing; William Macleod for The Bulletin Newspaper Co. , Sydney, 1899. *One of only a few [16?] specially bound sets of the first series of \i The Bookfellow. 'The small, dilettantish magazine did not pay its way and ceased publication after only five monthly issues in 1899' [\i Australian Dictionary of Biography ]. This set is numbered (13) and inscribed by Stephens on the upper free endpaper in his characteristic purple ink: 'Fred Johns with kindly wishes. 4/5/6 AGS.' (Journalist and biographer Frederick Johns, 1868-1932, is best known for compiling the biographical dictionary \i Notable Australians , which eventually became \i Who's Who in Australia ). The set contains miscellaneous Australian and international literary notes and reviews, poems, and articles on authors and artists including Mary Hannay Foott, Aubrey Beardsley, Frank Mahony and Tom Roberts. After Stephens left the \i Bulletin in 1906, he went on to produce two further series of \i The Bookfellow . 'In all, and almost single-handedly, Stephens brought out 123 issues between 1907 and its demise in 1925. \i The Bookfellow represents an idealistic and courageous attempt to satisfy the need for a quality literary journal, and when it failed there was a cultural gap until the appearance of \i Southerly and \i Meanjin in the 1940s' [ADB]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-ii] iii-xi [xii] 1-194 [195-198: publisher's ads] [199-200: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original pictorial tan-yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blue, red, black, and gold. First edition. BAL 1120 (noted printing 1). Starrett 16. A fine copy. (#147356)

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        WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS IN THIRTY-FOUR VOLUMES. With Introduction, General Essay, and Notes by Andrew Lang. With the Two Volume Set of John Forster's THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1899. 36 volumes, including the original 34 and the additional 2 volumes of the "LIFE OF...". The Gadshill Edition. With illustrations after the originals, as well as additional material such as manuscript reproductions, portraits, etc. 8vo, bound in three-quarter blue morocco, gilt lettered and handsomely gilt tooled in the compartments of the spines, gilt ruled on the covers, t.e.g. A very pleasing and handsome set, the spines as might be typical, have mellowed to a honey brown, the gilt is fresh and well-intact, interiors in excellent condition. Some rubbing and aging to the extremities. ONE OF THE VERY BEST COLLECTED SETS OF DICKENS. It "contains all the original illustrations, with many additional ones by Charles Green, Henry Furniss, Maurice Grieffenhagen et al".

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        Wood and Garden. Notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, decorative title block to spine and front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. With illustrations from photographs by the author. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        From Sunset Ridge: Poems Old and New

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1899 - Early reprint. Octavo. Original cloth and papercovered boards lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Penciled owner's name, one page a little roughly opened, a near fine copy. Signed by the author with a verse sentiment: "Souls may meet / On printed sheet / That the wise had not gained. / Who loves my verses must love me, / In them are my life-thoughts coined. Julia Ward Howe. Oct. 8th, 1901." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, signed.

      - Single sheet (17.5 cm. x 23 cm.), with vertical and horizontal creases from folding; within black card mount with gilt rule. From Charles Conder to Mrs. [Dalhousie] Young, headed '157 Rue du Fbg St. Honore, Paris. 9 Jan. 1899. Dear Mrs Young I was away for the new year & so please excuse my delay. I am looking forward with so much pleasure to seeing you when you are passing through Paris. I heard from Dal from Cannes and am now answering his letter. You can safely send the cheque to 157 Rue du Faubourg St Honore and I will endorse it & send it back. I have taken Blunt's studio there he is in great misfortune for his affairs are quite upset by the death of his wife's uncle. It is very pleasant to be back again in Paris & to look forward to seeing you again so soon. Yours Charles Conder.' *English painter, lithographer and fan designer Charles Conder (1868-1909) emigrated to Australia in 1884, where he formed enduring friendships with Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts, and became an important figure in the Heidelberg School. Conder left Australia in 1890 and spent the rest of his short life in Europe, mainly in England, but with frequent visits to France. His friend, William Rothenstein, noted in his memoirs that 'Conder felt himself more in sympathy with Frenchmen than with his own countrymen'. In Europe, his aesthetic circle included Rothenstein, Toulouse-Lautrec, Louis Anquetin, Aubrey Beardsley, and Oscar Wilde. Conder had met the pianist and composer Dalhousie James Young (1866-1921) in 1896, and illustrated\i In a Gondola , his song cycle of Robert Browning's poems. Young and his wife bought and commissioned work from Conder and, at the artist's request, sold items on his behalf. Young was also a staunch friend to Oscar Wilde, and one of the few to put his defense of Wilde into print at the time of his imprisonment. After Wilde's release from prison, he and Young discussed collaborating on an opera of \i Daphnis & Chloe , but although Wilde did produce a few lyrics, the project never eventuated. Mrs. Young, born Edith Lockyer Williams, was the sister of Professor Basil Williams. William Rothenstein's 1893 portrait of her (now in the Tate) was his first commission on his return to London from Paris. Conder wrote her several letters. Richard Ellmann's biography of Oscar Wilde quotes one written in September 1898, in which Conder describes a long visit by Wilde: 'I think some people were rather annoyed at my bringing him - but he turned Chantemerle into a charming little state, made himself king and possessed himself of Blunt's boat - for his barge - and got little boys to row him from Chantemerle to La Roche every day'. 'Blunt' was the watercolourist Arthur Cadogan Blunt (1861-1934), who spent much of the spring and summer of 1898 with Conder. The present letter, although prosaic in subject, is in one respect typical of the artist's correspondence. Conder's friends often commented on his constant financial difficulties. According to Rothenstein 'he was often without a sou, but he was never without a lady'. Wilde typically expressed it thus: 'Dear Conder! With what exquisite subtlety he goes about persuading someone to give him a hundred francs for a fan, for which he was fully prepared to pay two hundred'.

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        eaux-fortes de Piet Verhaert, album met 31 originele etsen.

      Antwerpen private edition 1899 - Lederen band destijds, 43 x 32.5cm. 40 bladen met 31 etsen. Piet Verhaert (Antwerpen, 25 februari 1852 / Oostduinkerke, 4 augustus 1908) was een Belgische schilder en etser van genretaferelen, stadsgezichten, interieurs, figuren en portretten. Ook schilderde hij decoratieve panelen. Verhaert studeerde aanvankelijk beeldhouwkunst aan de Academie van Antwerpen maar schakelde over op de schilderkunst. Hij was een leerling van Jozef Van Lerius. In 1873 debuteerde hij op het Driejaarlijks Salon van Antwerpen. Hij was werkzaam in België en Nederland, en kortstondig ook in Parijs (1876) en Spanje (1882-1883) waar hij kopieën naar voorbeeld van Velázquez maakte. Verhaert was lid van de kunstenaarsgroep les XX (1883-84) en medestichter van De XIII (1891). Hij sloot in 1883 ook aan bij de Antwerpse kunstkring Wees U zelf, net als Les XX een reactie tegen de traditionele kunstinstituten. In Wees U Zelf waren ook Pol Demont, Emile Claus, Theodore Verstraete, Edgar Farasyn, Frans Simons, Eugène Joors en Frans Van Cuyck actief. Wees U zelf bestond slechts tot in 1887. Ook was hij medeoprichter van de Société des Aquafortistes belges. Vanaf 1886 was hij leraar aan de Academie van Antwerpen.Verhaert werd beïnvloed door Henri De Braekeleer. Aanvankelijk schilderde hij genrescènes uit de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw. Zijn hele carrière door schilderde hij ook portretten in opdracht. Vanaf het begin van de jaren tachtig schilderde hij eigentijdse onderwerpen, werkte hij in openlucht en liet hij de bruine dominante kleuren uit zijn werk verdwijnen. Hij verwierf vooral bekendheid als schilder van de oude stadsbuurten van Antwerpen en van kusttaferelen. De wijde omgeving van zijn kustvilla in de duinen van de Westhoek bood hem daartoe inspiratie. In 1899 schildert een fresco in de traphal van het stadhuis van Antwerpen. Als etser maakt hij een album van oude hoekjes in Antwerpen. ****Literatuur; W. Koninckx, 'Piet Verhaert', Muses Royaux des beaux-arts de Belgique, confrences 1943-1944, p. 21-35 / Jane Block, Les XX and Belgian Avant-Gardism 1868-1894, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1984, p.18 en passim. / R. Sauwen, Kunstenaars aan de Westkust, Oostkamp, 2011. 0 g.

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        A Glimpse at Guatemala and some notes on the Anciant Monuments of Central America

      First edition. Folding coloured map, 42 uncoloured plates, 2 chromolithographed plates, 21 maps & plans. 4to. Original quarter cloth, extremities rubbed. 290pp. London, John Murray,

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        (Broadside): Americans, Attention! Remember the Athletic Tournement at Waverly Park, Waverly, N.J. State Fair Grounds

      Elizabeth, N.J.: JR. O.U.A.M. of Union County, 1899. Very Good. Illustrated poster or broadside. Printed in red and blue with illustration of an American Flag on thin cardstock. Currently shrinkwrapped on foam core. Small chip to one lower corner and a small dampstain on the other lower corner, else a handsome, very good or better example. Poster for a Labor Day Athletic Tournament with over 30 events including baseball, football, foot and bicycle races, trick bicycle riding, pole vault, tug-of-war, potato and sack races, and many other events, including "Special events of all kinds for the Ladies..." A handsome and visually pleasing poster. OCLC locates no copies and presumably rare.

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      - And Administration of the Sacraments And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of The Church of England. [bound with] HYMNS ANCIENT AND MODERN for use in services of the church. Pp. xl+416+[iv]+480(last colophon), index of first lines of hymns; f'cap. 12mo; oyster silk, studded with tiny gilt rings and embroidered in colours & gilt with a design featuring butterflies, snails and birds surrounding a rose bush on the upper board and bunches of grapes on the lower board, the spine featuring 5 gilt compartments each containing an embroidered floral motif; a.e.g.; marbled endpapers, a little light foxing; Oxford University Press, Oxford & William Clowes & Sons, London [Hymns], n.d.[c. 1899]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité d'Anatomie Humaine. Tomes I - V. (5 Bde in 9 Büchern, komplett! / 5 Vols. in 9 books, complete set!)

      Paris: Masson, 1899 - 1904. - 788, 1317, 1233, 1092, 1488 S. Rare complete 5 vol. set of the first edition, bound in 9 books. Half leather binding (Vol. 2.1: half cloth). Former library books with stamps and signatures. Book covers bumped, some spines damaged, spine of Vol. 2.2 loose. Binding of Vol. 3.3 broken (no loose pages). Pages darkened, otherwise clean. Books in acceptable condition. Further pictures and information on request. --- Seltenes vollständiges Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe, 5 Bände in 9 Büchern. Halbleder der Zeit (Bd. 2.1: Halbleinen). Einbände bestoßen, Buchrücken teilw. leicht beschädigt, Buchrücken von Bd. 2.2 lose. Binding von Bd. 3.3 gebrochen, keine losen Seiten. Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt, Text und Abb. sauber. Insgesamt akzeptabler Zustand. Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Springfield 1899. Green cloth, very good, top edge gilt, 293 b.w. photos, 548p., facsimile large folding map, frontis. First Edition. AUTHOR'S SIGNED COPY. S C A R C E A great primary work, covering the journey on the Trans-Sib- erian Railway, humane law respecting horses, Russian steppes geological dividion, Tschernoziom lands of Russia, mining & manufacturing, cultgure of Indian corn. Stations & restaura- nts on Siberian Railway, equipment, Sykzran on the Volga Riv River, Tartar bridge, Asiatic continent. Central Asia, flora & fauna of Siberia, Kirghiz Tartars, their tents, villages, mode of life, Kurgan winters. Prison in Tomsk, college, Tar- tar life, Omsk region, W. Siberia, Baku &c. Super reading! Yakushi B233. ALWAYS RARE !

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      Edition : PARIS, FAYARD FRERES, 1899 - Troisième année de la revue, dans une demi-reliure toilée - Dessins et caricatures de Robida, Benjamin Rabier, Caran d' Ache , G Ri , A. Sorel, T. Charly .etc. - Année complète. 109 Nos dont premières pages couleurs - Coins légèrement frottés, rares rousseurs, un crayonnage page 3 872 pages, 32 cm, relié. Bon état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Springfield 1899. Green cloth, very good, top edge gilt, 293 b.w. photos, 548p., facsimile large folding map, frontis. First Edition. AUTHOR'S SIGNED COPY. S C A R C E A great primary work, covering the journey on the Trans-Sib- erian Railway, humane law respecting horses, Russian steppes geological dividion, Tschernoziom lands of Russia, mining & manufacturing, cultgure of Indian corn. Stations & restaura- nts on Siberian Railway, equipment, Sykzran on the Volga Riv River, Tartar bridge, Asiatic continent. Central Asia, flora & fauna of Siberia, Kirghiz Tartars, their tents, villages, mode of life, Kurgan winters. Prison in Tomsk, college, Tar- tar life, Omsk region, W. Siberia, Baku &c. Super reading! Yakushi B233. ALWAYS RARE ! .

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        A Defence of the Revival of Printing

      The Ballantyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts [The Vale Press] 1899 - First edition, an unopened copy. Quarto (the pages 7-11/16 x 5-1/8 in., 19.5 x 13 cm). One of 250 unnumbered copies. Woodcut decoration by Ricketts, including pictorial first page within ornamental border, five-line ornamental initial and press device. Original blue-grey paper covered boards with beige cover and spine labels printed in black. Printed in Vale type with text decorations throughout on fine handmade laid paper watermarked with the Vale device. Collates a^4 – e^4 plus 2 [ ]^4 pastedowns and blanks: [3 ll.], 1l. (title verso), p. [3] (opening page with woodcut border and illustration), pp. 4-37, 1 p. (woodcut printer’s device), 1 l. (publication statement recto), [3 ll.]. Slight sunning on spine and extreme edges, top corners slightly bumped, slight rubbing at bottom edges, slight bleed-through on endpapers and offsetting from first page (much fainter than usual), the text block very bright, tight, uncut and unopened. An unopened, unusually fine copy overall, exceptionally well preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      G. B. PARAVIA E COMP., TORINO 1899 - ITALIANO Rilegato con con copertina rossa e decorazioni in oro, legatura malferma, presenti aloni e segni di usura sulla copertina, visibile la firma di appartenenza scritta a matita in una delle pagine preliminari, pagine normalmente ingiallite dal tempo e con fioriture, sono stati inseriti dei fiori all'interno delle pagine

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1899. Hardcover. This is the first printing of the Silver Library edition of Churchill's first book. The Story of the Malakand Field Force recounts Churchill's experiences while attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Publication of the first edition of 1898 was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. In part because of the errors in the first edition which so vexed Churchill, the publisher also issued a second edition less than a year after the first in January 1899. This Silver Library edition was the first to incorporate the author's corrections in the text, making this an important and highly collectable edition. Unfortunately, the maroon boards proved highly susceptible to fading and wear, the paper easily browned and became brittle, and the binding often cracked. This first Silver Library edition, first printing - one of just 1,440 copies – is in very good condition. Shelf presentation is superior for the edition; the spine retains particularly strong color and bright gilt with almost no discernible color shift between the covers and spine – a rarity. The binding is square and tight, showing modest overall mottling of the color and light wear to extremities. The contents remain comparatively bright for the edition, the age-toning light for the edition. The distinctive swan and ship endpapers are intact, as are the frontispiece, tissue guard, and maps. Spotting is light within, primarily confined to the prelims and page edges. The sole previous ownership mark is an inked owner name dated “1899.” on the front free endpaper verso. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: "...I had written them with the design... of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: "...It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.3.a, Woods/ICS A1(ba.1), Langworth p.20.

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        Fox Hunting : a treatise by the Right Hon. the Earl of Kilreynard, now compiled and illustrated by ...

      London: Horace Cox, 1899. First edition. Illustrated with 12 leaves of plates. iv, 27 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original blue cloth, bevelled boards, upper board titled in gilt with comic armorial shield. Presentation copy inscribed by the author/illustrator. Some minor soiling to board edges, else fine. First edition. Illustrated with 12 leaves of plates. iv, 27 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed. Uncommon humorous foxhunting title written and illustrated with line drawings by Charles Wentworth Bell (1858-1929) of Bronsil, Eastnor, here in a presentation copy, inscribed "To E.M.O. / from C.W.B. / Bronsil, Dec. 27, 1899". Higginson, British and American Sporting Authors, pp. 175-6

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        The Brotherhood of Seven Kings

      London: Ward, Lock, 1899. A first edition, first printing published by Ward Lock in 1899. A very good book (possibly recasedwith new endpapers), with some reinforcement to the spine tips and corners. Rare.

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        La photothérapie

      1899 - Paris, Georges Carré et Naud, 1899, in-8, , broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Publication du Finsen's medicinske Lysinstitut de Copenhague. Édition originale de cette réunion de trois mémoires, traduits en français, du médecin danois Niels Ryberg Finsen, inventeur de la photothérapie : I. Les rayons chimiques et la variole. II. La lumière comme agent d'excitabilité. III. Traitements de lupus vulgaire par les rayons chimiques concentrés ; Finsen obtint des résultats très satisfaisants dans le traitement de cette dernière maladie dermatologique. Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904) souffrait de la maladie de Pick ; ayant l'intuition que l'exposition au soleil pouvait soulager ses symptômes, il entreprit des recherches sur le rôle de la lumière dans divers processus biologiques. En parallèle, il découvrit lors d'essais cliniques, les effets thérapeutiques de la lumière rouge dans le traitement de la variole, des faisceaux de rayons concentrés dans la guérison du lupus vulgaire et des bains de soleil dans la cure du lupus tuberculeux. Les travaux de Finsen générèrent l'enthousiasme : dès 1896 fut créé, à Copenhague, l'Institut de photothérapie qui porte son nom et dont il fut le premier directeur. En 1903, il obtint le prix Nobel pour ses contributions. Ouvrage très rare. Exemplaire en majeure partie non coupé. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Couverture salie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Thousand Days in the Arctic

      New York, Harper, 1899 [first American edition]. Octavo, xxiv, 940, [4] (publisher's advertisements) pages with 2 frontispiece portraits and 188 illustrations (many full-page) plus 13 plates and 5 folding maps. Colour-pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut; cloth slightly rubbed and very slightly worn at the extremities; short split to the cloth on the rear leading edge expertly sealed; tiny chips and tears to the leading edge of two leaves (where inexpertly opened), with trifling imperfections to a few other leading edges; lengthy biographical note on the author in light pencil on the front flyleaf; an excellent copy. The account of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition, led by Jackson and equipped and sponsored by Harmsworth 'to make a thorough scientific exploration of the newly-discovered Franz-Josef Land, only some part of its southern shores being then known, and the hope being reasonably entertained that it might extend far to the northward, and therefore afford facilities for a nearer approach to the North Pole than had hitherto been accomplished'. The party left England in July 1894 and spent the next three years based on Northbrook Island. It was here that Nansen and Johansen providentially met them in June 1896 on their return by kayak from their unsuccessful dash to the Pole.

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        Manuscript book on heraldica in Dutch, meant as a handbook on heraldica. Containing 290 handcoloured coats-of-arms based on printed blank coats-of-arms.

      Netherlands, late 17th century. 8o. Modern full vellum, in made to measure cassette. Good condition. Exlibris Daniel de Bruin. 19+ 290 pag. A couple pages professionally strengthened. This intriguing anonymous manuscript contains 290 prints of blank coats-of-arms, which are hand coloured and decorated with the appropriate heraldic figures. The families seem to be mainly of French origin. This manuscript was sold at auction in 1899 by Beijers from the collection of Royaards van den Ham, second part, nr. 3016 (then unbound but with register). What makes this manuscript exraordinary is the fact that at the time it was made (late 17th century), the only Dutch heraldic work was that by Thomas de Rouck, which was also based on the French heraldic ideas. It seems that this book originates from the same time and was never printed or maybe even not intended for printing. The drawings of the coats-of-arms are detailed and well executed. It starts with a 19 page description of the formal crowns and crests and is followed by 290 single page heraldic descriptions. The manuscript should be regarded as a handbook. H145

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        The Writings of Mark Twain.

      Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1899-1907. The Royal Edition of the writings of Mark Twain. Octavo, 25 volumes, bound in full contemporary red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, compartments with gilt floral designs, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with gravure plates, additional illustrated title pages. Number 411 of an unstated number of copies of the Royal Edition, "Limited and Registered." The Royal edition contains all the novels, essays and sketches of Mark Twain. With many full-page illustrations, including etchings, photogravures, and engravings, with numerous frontispieces. Rare and desirable. To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him... He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills).

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        Big Game Hunting In The Rockies And On The Great Plains

      G.P. Putnam's Sons (The Kickerbocker Press) 1899 - Large quarto, xxiv, 328pp, viii, 476pp, 55 illustrations, gilt titles over morocco inlays, original beige cloth boards, uncut. Light soiling to cloth cover. Slipcase added after publication. Limited edition of 1000 copies, all signed by President Theodore Roosevelt beneath photograph on frontispiece. This is number 998 of 1000. Book comprises of writings titled "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter." Illustrations are by artists such as Remington, Frost, Sanford and Gifford. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Ichigaya, Tokyo 1899. A three-page holographic penned letter on two sheets:, one, two sides, 14 x 20 cm., on buff colored paper, dated and signed by Lafcadio Hearn. RARE & OBSCURE ! A superb letter to William G. Jordan, the editor of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Hearn sends Jordan a blistering reply to his request to receive more Hearn essays. Hearn in turn states categorically that he shall never submit to any editor or publisher's censorship. The following is the full text of that letter, exactly recorded below in the format as Hearn actually wrote it: [* = our paragraph/space markers] William George Jordan, Esq., Editor Saturday Evening Post:- "My Dear Mr. Jordan - Your letter of March 10th is with me. I am afraid that my answer to it will not please you; but I have no doubt that you will be able to understand my view of the question, and I propose to be perfectly frank with you. I have stopped writing for magazines, because their Editors or perhaps their publishers, are the enemies, and, mostly, the irreconcilable enemies, of literature. They want only work written according to their order. They want only something that is like something which has already pleased the majority of their readers. They do not want anything because it is well-done, because it is original, because it contains a new idea, -no, they want only what they think their readers want. And necessarily they desire, as a consequence of this policy, the commonplace, the lifeless, the imitation, the counterfeit, the pinchbeck. Send them an original story -it is too horrible, or too shocking, or too heterodox, or 'not likely to please the majority of our readers.' Send them an essay; and it is not 'exactly suited for the magazine.' But write what they want, -and you can get your own price for dullness and insi- pidity. It is no wonder that American writers have to speak for an audience in -London ! The American magazines are murdering American literature. Under no circumstances and for no renumeration will I ever again write anything to order. I have never done so without regretting it. I could not be persuaded to promise a series of so many articles on such or such a subject at any price. I might undertake, with a fair-minded editor, to be a contributor to some magazine. But I should propose that he be willing to consider any MS. that I might choose to offer him, upon any subject, -that I should never be asked to write upon a particular theme, or to furnish exactly so many notes and words, or to send in a MS. exactly at such and such a time. I should ask for absolute freedom to use my own judgement. And for any MS. -short or long, accepted by him,- I should expect to be paid not less than $100, -unless the magazine were too poor to pay, in which case I might give a MS. for nothing. It would, under any circumstances, be understood that no changes whatever should be made in the text. I doubt, my dear Mr. Jordan, whether your publishers would agree to this sort of thing, -unless you have a freer hand than most editors. But to undertake to please you upon any other conditions would be a positive injury to myself; and my experience with editors has not been small, - though my success has not been great. I remain, dear Sir, Yours very sincerely, Lafcadio Hearn Tokyo, Nishigime Ku, Ichigaya, Tomihisacho 21 /April 8th '99)" This letter contains numerous underlines to give emphasis to his reply. With a very solid and bold Hearn signature. HEARN MANUSCRIPTS ARE RARE ! The majority of his manuscripts took the form of his book texts. His personal letters have always been exceptionally RARE and OBSCURE when compared to his book writings. This unique letter truly reflects Hearn's spunk and backbone as well as his ethical and moral stand- ards for himself. It shows his real character as an author and as an especially as an intellectual. A treasure and keen insight to Lafcadio Hearn's personality. .

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        Chirurgische Technik. 3.Bd.: Operationen am Kopf, Hals und Rumpf. + 4.Bd.: Operationen an Brust, Bauch u. Becken.

      Ergänzungsband zum Handbuch der kriegschirurgischen Technik. - 3. verbesserte u. vermehrte Auflage, Kiel u. Leipzig, Lipsius & Tischer, 1899, 8, X,234 pp. mit 368 Abb. VIII, pp.236-458 mit Abb. No.369-632, Halbleinenband. Bilderbuch der Plastischen Chirurgie - Chirurgie vor 100 Jahren. Dritte und beste Ausgabe. Unter dem Motto "Kurz und Bündig" werden durch die insgesamt 632 instruktiven Abbildungen die operativen Eingriffe in "Schritt für Schritt Illustrationen" dargestellt. Besonders interessant sind die Bildserien zur PLASTISCHEN CHIRURGIE: Blepharoplastik, Cheiloplastik, Meloplastik, Rhinoplastik, sowie Eingriffe bei Lippen- Kiefer u. Gaumenspalten, etc. finden Erwähung. Heute zum Teil nur noch wenig bekannte Methoden nach Ammon, Dieffenbach, Langenbeck, Trendelenburg, Bruns, Burow, Blasius, v.Gräfe, Nélaton, Israel, König, usw. werden geschildert. Ein Bilderbuch der chirurgischen Technik und Instrumentenkunde und Hauptwerk der Kriegschirurgie des berühmten Kieler Chirurgen "... mit den vielen u. lehrreichen Abbildungen ... vorbildlich für die Abfassung technisch-chirurgischer Lehrbücher." A.Bier Gabka/Vaubel, Plastic Surgery, 4,114,140 McDowell, Sorce Book of Plastic Surgery, 241. Maxillo-Facial Surgery v. Esmarch was one of the foremost German surgeons of the 19th century. In his monumental and well illustrated military manual he stressed not only immediate treatment, but secondary treatment and plastic surgery of the face with extensive series of step-by-step illustrations. This book was clearly intended for quick reference of the surgeon in the war zone. Esmarch is renowned for his introduction of the first aid bandage on the battelfield, and his technique of artificial bloodlessness during the surgery of extremities.

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        Letters from Sebastopol].

      Stasiulevich Skt. Peterburg 1899 - Octavo (25 x 17.5 cm). Half-title, frontispiece, title, [2], 172, [2], with 7 plates. Later amateur black cloth over blue boards. Fine copy of the first edition, attractively printed on heavy paper. Pirogov (1810-81) wrote his letters from the frontline during the Crimean War where he was a chief surgeon in the Russian army. He was a pioneer of the military surgery introducing a new method of care for the wounded. Under his command soldiers with lighter wounds were sent to hospitals away from the frontline, whereas for those with heavy wounds he performed surgery on the spot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Polnoe Sobranie Sochinenii I A Goncharova v 12 Tomakh.

      Marks, St Petersburg 1899 - twelve paperback volumes with original paper cover, each part approx 260p, part 1 with frontispiece and folding tables, part 2 spine and binding poor, part 7 lacking back cover, most parts are un-cut and have never been read, faint library stamp to front, fragile set, paper yellowing, in the original printed paper cover, uncommon survival [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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