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        The Sonnets of Shakespeare. Roycroft Press Signed by Elbert Hubbard.

      [East Aurora: The Roycrofters at the Roycroft Shop, 1899]. - First edition thus number 833 of an edition limited to 980 copies signed by Elbert Hubbard on the limitation page, 8vo (8” x 6”), pp. (1-8), 9-162, (4) index, (1) colophon, (1) blank, hand colored & gilded initial letters throughout. Hand printed from hand set type on hand made Roycroft paper with hand finished initial letters. Beautifully hand bound in full burgundy levant niger morocco in arts & crafts style, back in six compartments, gilt lettered in the second and sixth, gilt center ornaments in the test. Attractive binding in excellent condition on fine clean bright copy but with three leaves opened carelessly affecting the upper margin of the front blank, the half title, & the title with small triangular loss to the upper corner of the title leaf. Otherwise sheets clean, unmarked, complete. H7685 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J House Booksellers, ABAA]
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        HEMINGWAY et CASTRO Photographie d'ALBERTO KORDA datée signée

      - Ernest HEMINGWAY (1899 – 1961), écrivain américain Fidel CASTRO (1926 – 2017), chef d’état cubain Tirage argentique postérieur signé et daté (1992). Célèbre clichée de la poignée de main entre Hemingway et Castro lors du trophée de pêche Hemingway du 15 mai 1960 par le célèbre photographe cubain Alberto Korda (1928 – 2001) qui immortalisa le Che le 5 mars 1960, un portrait qui fit le tour du monde « Guerillero Heroico ». Photographie signée et datée au feutre en marge inférieure. Timbre à sec du photographe au dos. Dimensions imposantes : 35,1 x 27,6 cm Très bon état Photographie accompagnée d’un certificat d’authenticité de Dante Diaz Korda [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Break-up of China with an Account of its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics and Future Prospects. London, Harper & Brothers

      1899 - First Edition. 8vo, xviii, 509, [3]pp, original blue cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        Manuskript: Künstler-Skizzenalbum mit ca. 90 Seiten mit handgeschriebenen Texten in Deutsch und Tschechisch zahlreichen farbigen Illustrationen ( Aquarell und Bleistift ).

      ( Das Skizzenalbum um 1899, Seite 75 mit handschriftlichen Vermerk *Verbrochen im Jahre 1899 * ) Das Album mit ca. 90 Seiten ( Seitenzählung bis Seite 94, Seiten 3-4 fehlen offenbar ) mit launigen, karikierenden Texten in Deutsch und Tschechisch zur Dienstzeit beim Militär und entsprechenden Illustrationen in Aquarell hierzu. Ferner allerlei Frauenporträts, Erlebnisse etc. Zusammen in einem Ohln-Album, Quer8 ( ca. 14 x 22 cm, die Illustrationen meist eher klein ). Mit Texten wie: Der Rasttag: Nach dem Inspizierungs-Ende Freude herrschte überall. Alles rieb sich froh die Hände, Da so sprach der General: Heute muss ich euch beloben, Wo ich hab euch inspiziert. Brav habt eure Füße gehoben Und auch sonst stramm exerziert. Dafür will ich euch belohnen. Und dies nicht zum bloßen Schein, Morgen sollt zum Dank euch schonen, Denn es soll ein Rasttag sein. Wenn die Generale loben Ist die Stimmung sehr gehoben. Und der Oberst jede Bitt Gern erfüllt beim Heimwärtsritt. Mit Musik und Horngespiele, Rückte dann die Truppe ein. Mit dem höchsten Frohgefühle Traf sie im Kasernhof ein. .Um den Rasttag auszunutzen Feldwebel wie sichs gehört, Lassen alles sie gut putzen, Dies hat stets sich gut bewährt. Lassen Sie auch ohne Säumen Frisch bestreichen jede Wand, Aufwaschen in allen Räumen Mit der Bürste in der Hand.... * // Aber auch Texte wie: *Poesie und Prosa. Ein Wiener Erlebnis. Des Leutnants Liebeswahn: Er: Mit pochendem Herzen, Verworrenen Sinnen, Voll quälender Liebe und sprühender Lust, So komme ich flehend Und sage es Ihnen Wie gräßlich ist zerfahren und wund meine Brust. Sie: So Redns net so gschwollen und Kommens doh scho endlich moal her sö dummer Laff so blöder!... *. Das Album berieben, etwas fleckig, Bindung defekt, Seiten teils lose. Die handgeschriebenen illustrierten Seiten teils etwas fleckig und angeknickt, die Texte teils handschriftlich von Boettinger verbessert ( Streichungen ) - sehr selten sehr originell. Die Texte ca. hälftig in Deutsch oder Tschechisch. ( Gewicht 200 Gramm )( Lagerort APS )

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        Fête villageoise - étude pour le bal champêtre

      Original pencil drawing, presented by marie-louise bicolore.Signature the stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop verso.Très nice condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08) .Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important painter began his français.Il career alongside pioneering artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new possibilities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial which will put margins of the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by Baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were engaged in a path that will lead to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" that is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth siècle.Ne leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, which he considered the design was "a very powerful medium of expression," the mandatory basis for all working voluntary arts plastiques.En down of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely blocked the path of the great tradition occidentale.On His works are exhibited in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris , San Francisco or Detroit, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate in London, etc. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Crayon sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème 22 x 15,5 cm

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Nu au sabre

      Original pencil drawing mounted on carton.Signature tab on the seal of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop verso.Très beautiful state conservation.Provenance : artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08) .Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important français.Il painter began his career alongside pioneering artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias that will pictorial margins of the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by Baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were engaged in a path that will lead to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect paint" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth siècle.Ne leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental Anquetin proves prolific in his many studies and sketches, which he considered that the design was "a very powerful medium of expression," the compulsory basis for all working voluntarily plastiques.En arts countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he indeed is prevented completely blocked the path of the great tradition occidentale.On can admire her work in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre in Paris in San Francisco or Detroit, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate in London, etc. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Crayon sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème 16 x 25 cm (31 x 47 cm avec carton)

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        A vintage albumen paper photograph (250 x 195 mm) of William Howell, the Australian 'all-rounder of the highest class', who played 18 Test matches between 1897 and 1905, touring England in 1899, 1902 and 1905 (taking all 10 for 28 against Surrey in his first match in England in 1899)

      The image is a full-length portrait with ball grasped firmly in the right hand, standing alongside a wicket in the practice nets (at Lord's in 1899?); there is slight surface silverfish damage not affecting the figure. The photograph, laid down on the original (slightly foxed) printed mount of Reinhold Thiele and Co., 66 Chancery Lane, is archivally matted ready for framing (total visible area 335 x 280 mm). A window in the rear of the modern mount displays the bold ink (surname) signature of William Howell. A rare and impressive item.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Atlas de la Flore Alpine. Publié par le Club alpin allemand et autrichien. 1 Text- und 5 Tafelbände.

      Georg & Co., Genf 1899 - 193 S. (Textband) und 500 farbig lith. Tafeln (100 je Tafelband), Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 illustriertes grünes Original-Leinen, Rotschnitt, Vorsatz mit Namensstempel, Textseiten geringfügig gebräunt, die Einbände nur minimal berieben und minimal fleckig, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar mit sehr sauberen Tafeln,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        The Chiswick Shakespeare 19 vols 1/200 on Jap Vellum

      London George Bell and Sons, 1899 - The Chiswick Shakespeare a complete set of 39 volumes bound in 19. One of 200 copies on Japanese vellum, signed by Dennis and Byam Shaw, plates and illustrations by John Byam Shaw, contemporary blue half morocco by Bayntun, spines gilt, t.e.g., spines slightly darkened, 8vo, 1899-1902. Limitation leaf in The Tempest (as always) which appears in volume 10. Very attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CRISANTEMES

      - 1899 J. Thomas, BCA.A. Verdaguer. Volum editat i decorat per l'autor. 117 pg. 20x10 cm. Emc. en rústica edit. decorada. FATIGAT. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
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        Reflections in a Golden Eye. Introduction by Tennessee Williams. The New Classis Series

      182 (1 ) p., Kl.-8, Hardcover/Pappeinband Einband leicht fleckig und angestaubt, Buchblock sauber und gut, auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz mit Widmung und Vorname der Autorin : For Elizabeth* / with my love / Carson". Elizabeth ist Elizabeth Bowen -Elizabeth Dorothe Cole Bowen (* 7. Juni 1899 in Dubli - + 22. Februar 1973 in London) war eine irische Schriftstellerin. Als Kind zog sie mit ihren Eltern nach London. Nach der Erkrankung ihres Vaters und dem Tod ihrer Mutter wurde sie ab 1907 von ihren Tanten aufgezogen. Ihr erstes Buch, Encounters erschien 1923. Von 1940 bis 1952 lebte sie in Dublin. Bowen entwuchs einer protestantischen, anglo-irischen Familie, die die Sommer auf dem englischen Familiensitz Bowens Court, die Winter in Dublin verbrachte. Der Schwerpunkt ihrer Romane lag auf der kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit der gehobenen britischen Gesellschaft, deren Zerfall sie beschreibt. Der Verfall der gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen spiegelt sich in ihren Figuren wider, rast- und ziellosen Gestalten, die häufig Sinn- und Beziehungskrisen durchleben. Bowen wird häufig mit Virginia Woolf verglichen, mit der sie auch befreundet war, und, nicht zuletzt wegen der detaillierten psychologischen Beschreibung ihrer Charaktere, mit Jane Austen. Carson McCullers (* 19. Februar 1917 in Columbus/USA - + 29. September 1967 in Nyack/USA eigentlich Lula Carson Smith) war eine US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin. Lula Carson Smith war das erste Kind von Lamar und Marguerite Waters Smith. Seit sie zehn war erhielt sie Klavierunterricht 1930 beschloss sie, Konzertpianistin zu werden. 1932 erlitt sie einen ersten Rheumaanfall ein Krankheitsbild, das ihre Gesundheit für den Rest ihres Lebens erheblich beeinträchtigen sollte. Im selben Jahr beschloss sie, Schriftstellerin zu werden. Ab 1933 verfasste sie Erzählungen und Theaterstücke. 1934 verließ sie Georgia und zog nach New York, wo sie sich an der New York University für das Fach Kreatives Schreiben immatrikulierte. 1936 erschien ihre erste Erzählung, Wunderkind, in einer Zeitschrift. 1937 heiratete sie Reeves McCullers und zog mit ihm nach Charlotte in North Carolina. Im selben Jahr begann sie mit der Arbeit an ihrem ersten Roman The Mute, die sie 1939 abschloss. Ebenfalls 1939 schrieb sie einen zweiten Roman Reflections in a Golden Eye. 1940 wurde The Mute unter dem Titel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (deutsch Das Herz ist ein einsamer Jäger) veröffentlicht und Reflections in a Golden Eye erschien in Harpers Bazaar. Der neue Titel für ihr Buch The Mute (Der Stumme) wurde ihr vom Verlag auferlegt. McCullers gefiel der neue Titel allerdings sehr gut. 1941 verschlechterte sich McCullers Gesundheitszustand erheblich. Sie litt an Herz- und Kreislaufproblemen, Sehstörungen und teilweiser Lähmung, hinzu kam eine Lungenentzündung. Ebenfalls 1941 leitete sie die Scheidung von ihrem Mann ein 1945 heirateten die beiden jedoch erneut. 1946 erschien The Member of the Wedding. 1947 erlitt McCullers zwei Schlaganfälle der zweite lähmte sie linksseitig. 1948 versuchte sie sich umzubringen und wurde in New York in ein Krankenhaus eingewiesen. 1950 fand die Uraufführung des Stücks The Member of the Wedding in New York statt, das noch im selben Jahr den New York Drama Critics Circle Award für das beste neue Stück erhielt. 1951 erschien die Novelle The Ballad of the Sad Café. 1953 gab es eine erneute Ehekrise, die zum Suizid ihres Mannes führte. 1955 hielt sich McCullers mit Tennessee Williams für einige Zeit in Key West auf, wo sie unter anderem an Theaterversionen von The Ballad of the Sad Café und The Square Root of Wonderful arbeitete. Letzteres wurde 1957 in New York uraufgeführt die Resonanz fiel jedoch gemischt aus. 1961 erschien der Roman Clock Without Hands. McCullers war zu dieser Zeit bereits meist an den Rollstuhl gefesselt (Wikipedia)

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        Festons und Decorative Gruppen Nebst Einem Zieralphabete aus Pflanzen und Thieran Jagd-. Touristen- und Andered Gerathen. Photographische Naturaufnahmen Zusammengestellt und Herausgegeben von Martin Gerlach.

      Vienna: Gerlach & Schenk for Kunst and Gewerbe, n.d. [1899]. Folio, one pictorial title-page, four pages of text, two page plate list, three additional leaves with plates divided into groups, 141 collotype plates. Disbound leaves housed in a half- brown cloth four-fold portfolio with pictorial beige paper boards. Portfolio is shaken, frayed, chipped and rubbed, but with the exception of the slightly chipped title-page, the plates are in very good condition. A complete portfolio "in four series" of the third edition, first published in 1887, containing the text with foreword by Dr. Richard Graul and all 141 collotype prints after Martin Gerlach's photographs.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Ett Hem: 24 Malningar Med Text

      Albert Bonniers Forlag, Stockholm 1899 - First edition. Large oblong folio. Illustrated in color. Printed blue and white cloth. Text in Swedish. Some fading on the blue boards, else a nice, very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        BIOGRAPHICAL AND GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS, AND MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLERS. ILLUSTRATED.

      Chambersburg, PA: J.M. Runk & Co. 1899. thick small 4to. later cloth covers. 780; 781-1547 pages. Two volumes. B1-870. Many plates. Develops the early history of the state followed by a vast amount of genealogical information. With a list of names in the back. The back cover of volume one is spotted. Tear in one page has been professionally repaired.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1899 - 1899 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1899. Hi, This lot is an 1899 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The first Hardback that Wisden produced was in 1896, this is the fourth year of the hardback and an extremely hard copy to find, especially in this condition. Since 2006 I have seen 6 for sale and one of those was without a plate. The front board is very clean with excellent gilt, the rear board is pretty much mark free and the spint gilt is very bright. There is a very outside chance that the 18 of 1899 has been regilded on the spine but I may be being paranoid. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition, two small nicks to the front right. The photoplare is very good and internaly a nice clean book. As good as mine on my shelf. A rare Wisden in superb condition and a very nice price.

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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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        Eureka.

      - London, Chatto & Windus 1899. Octavo publisher's green decorated cloth blocked in blind. A second hand copy with something of a lean, with some browning at each end and smudges; an unmarked lending library label inside the front cover suggests no-one ever borrowed it. No other library marks; a solid decent copy. Only edition, probable original issue. I've seen another copy in a cheaper binding with a 32 page publisher's list that include's Hall's next book, Hernando, published in 1902. A pioneering Australian science fiction novel say some and rare say I: missed by Miller and MacCartney and Trove finds only the recently acquired NL copy. It was picked up by the Bibliography of Australian Literature which cites the British Library copy. This is a lost race thriller with enough techno-wizardry to qualify as sci-fi proper and with an ancient Greek civilisation in Western Australia. Lusk did spend time in Australia and wrote a couple of Australian novels, along with a fair bit of social and political commentary, but perhaps belongs more to New Zealand. There he went into politics during the seventies then came to Australia in the 1890's. Did he go back to New Zealand afterwards (apparently he died in Auckland) or go on to America where he published quite a bit of stuff under his own name? He was a busy writer, a few novels and much polemic and pamphleteering - and much of that was pretty reactionary and xenophobic.

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        THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE.

      - 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]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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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        THE BOOKFELLOW.

      - 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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        FANTASTIC FABLES ..

      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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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

      - 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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        SIBERIA AND CENTRAL ASIA.

      - 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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        LA JEUNESSE AMUSANTE - RELIURE 1899

      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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        SIBERIA AND CENTRAL ASIA.

      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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