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        Tales from Shakespeare

      London - Bickers and Son, 1899. London - Bickers and Son, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of Shakespeare's plays summarised and written as prose, including Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Othello and The Merchant of Venice as well as many others. Illustrated throughout with twelve plates. In a Bickers binding (binder's ink stamp to recto of front free-endpaper)Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and dampstaining to the boards. Front joint starting. Wear to the head of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages have some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Wireless telegraphy.

      1899 - Marconi, Guglielmo (1874-1937). Wireless telegraphy. In Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, XXVIII, no. 139 (April 1899): 273-290. Discussions: 291-316. Whole volume. x, 694pp. Plates, folding tables, text illustrations. Errata slip inserted before p. 367. 206 x 133 mm. Modern half calf, marbled boards. Light toning, volume title a bit soiled, but very good. First Edition. Marconi's first paper on wireless telegraphy. "Marconi seems to have learned in 1894 of Hertz's laboratory experiments with electromagnetic waves. He was immediately curious as to how far the waves might travel, and began to experiment, with the assistance of Prof. A. Righi of Bologna. His initial apparatus resembled Hertz's in its use of a Ruhmkorff-coil spark gap oscillator and dipole antennas with parabolic reflectors, but it replaced Hertz's spark-ring detector with the coherer that had been employed earlier by Branly and Lodge. [Lodge was only able to transmit and receive over a distance of 150 yards.] Marconi quickly discovered that increased transmission distance could be obtained with larger antennas, and his first important invention was the use of sizable elevated antenna structures and ground connections at both transmitter and receiver, in place of Hertz's dipoles. With this change he achieved in 1895 a transmission distance of 1.5 miles (the length of the family estate), and at about the same time conceived of 'wireless telegraph' communication through keying the transmitter in telegraph code" (DSB). Marconi was the son of Giuseppe Marconi, a wealthy landowner, and his second wife, Annie Jameson, daughter of an Irish whiskey distiller. His education was private, and included special instruction in physics. When Marconi could not interest the Italian government in the potential of his work he moved to London where one of his Irish cousins, Henry Jameson Davis, helped him to prepare a patent application. Davis also arranged demonstrations of the wireless telegraph for government officials and in 1897 helped form and finance the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Co., Ltd. In 1900 this became Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co., Ltd. Due to the great interest in the above presentation, Marconi had to read the paper twice, and the journal records two sets of discussions. Within a year after this speech Marconi increased his signaling distance to 150 miles, and decided to attempt to transmit across the Atlantic. In 1901 Marconi succeeded in wireless transmission across the Atlantic. In 1909 he shared the Nobel Prize for physics with K. F. Braun. From Gutenberg to the Internet, reading 5.4. Origins of Cyberspace 174. Printing and the Mind of Man 382 cited Marconi's Provisonal Specification for his patent dated June 1896. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 72 cited Marconi's patent published in 1899. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Works of Daniel Defoe

      London: J.M. Dent, 1899.. London: J.M. Dent, 1899. The Singleton Edition, numbered 95 of 250 sets printed. Sixteen Volumes. Three quarters red leather over marbled boards, spine titles and tooling to the spine. raised bands. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, red satin bookmark bound into each volume. Illustrated by J.B. Yeats. Daniel Defoe "was a master of plain prose and powerful narrative, with a journalist's curiosity and love of realistic detail; his peculiar gifts made him one of the greatest reporters of his time, as well as a great imaginative writer" (Drabble, 263).

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        A Farmer's Year

      ONT>By H. Rider Haggard, 1899. ONT>By H. Rider Haggard, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of agricultural reminiscences from H. Rider Haggard. Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (22 June 1856 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates by G. Leon Little. Condition: In a blue cloth binding. Externally sound, though with a few marks. Hinges strained. Front endpaper missing. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages are bright, though with the occasional patch of foxing and some pencil marginalia. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Selby. A Pathological Morality

      London John Bale Sons and Danielsson Ltd 1899. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Spine darkened. Ex.-lib. Rooyal College of Surgeons with minimal marking [First Edition] Blue hardback cloth cover 290mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 99pp.

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        Asthma: Recent Developments in its Treatment

      London - Henry J. Glaisher, 1899. London - Henry J. Glaisher, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting medical textbook on the treatments of asthma at the turn of the twentieth century. Containing information on symptoms, treatments and case studies. Includesphysiological diagrams of the human respiratory system, along with diagrams of recommended exercises for asthma sufferers (coloured frontispiece missing). Condition: In a navy cloth binding. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound with some hinges slightly strained . Pages are clean, with some marginal browning and just the odd spot (heavier to tissue guard). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Novels of George Alfred Henty

      08 - London - Blackie and Son, 1899. 08 - London - Blackie and Son, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three novels of the popular Victorian author George Alfred Henty. Containing One of the 28th: A Tale of Waterloo (c. 1899), The Bravest of the Brave: With Peterborough in Spain (c. 1889), and In the Hands of the Malays (c. 1905) Illustrated with fourplates to One of the 28th (complete), two to The Bravest of the Brave (missing three, including frontispiece), and three to In The Hands of the Malays. George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His children's novels typically revolved around a boy or young man living in troubled times. These ranged from the Punic War to more recent conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars or the American Civil War. Henty's heroes which occasionally included young ladies are uniformly intelligent, courageous, honest and resourceful with plenty of 'pluck' yet are also modest. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some bumping and marks to the boards. Four hinges tender. Closed tears to the head of the spine of The Bravest of the Brave and In the Hands of the Malays. Internally, bindings tender, with some pages working loose. Title page, endpapers, frontispiece and publisher's catalogue of The Bravest of the Bravemissing, along with endpapers of In the Hands of the Malays. Pencil sketches and institutional ink stamps to the pastedowns of The Bravest of the Brave. Ink signature to front free-endpaper of One of the 28th. Pages are generally bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Das Rheingold

      Mainz - B. Schott's Sohne, 1899. Mainz - B. Schott's Sohne, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first of Wagner's four operas in the Der Ring des Nibelungen series, Das Rheingold. With three coloured title pages. Although Das Rheingold comes first in the sequence of Ring operas, it was the last to be conceived. Wagner's plans for the cycle grew backwards from the tale of the death of the hero Siegfried, to include his youth and then the story of the events around his conception and of how the Valkyrie Brnnhilde was punished for trying to save his parents against Wotan's instructions. In German, with the English translation alongside. With tipped-in programme for Das Rheingold at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1931, to the front. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt decoration. Externally, sound, though with some marks, rubbingand some slight bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Blank bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just a few instances of foxing and a few pencilled annotations. Bookseller's label to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Red Book of Animal Stories

      London, New York and Bombay- Longmans, Green and Co., 1899. London, New York and Bombay- Longmans, Green and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautifully illustratedcollection of animal stories, selected and edited by Andrew Lang, a Scotspoet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collectorof folkand fairy tales. First edition. Witha beautiful engraved illustration to the frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout. H. J. Ford was a prolific artist and illustrator whocame to public attention for his illustrations for Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, which captured the imagination of a generation of British children and were sold worldwide in the 1880s and 1890s. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with fading and some marks to boards. Some bumping and wear to the extremities. Split to head of front joint but otherwise sound. Hinges very slightly strained but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with veryslight tidemarks to edge of page, not affecting text. Scattered light foxing to endpapers. Ink inscription dated 1899to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        Gemalde-Sammlung des Verewigten Herrn Dr. Martin Schubart

      Munchen - Hugo Helbing, 1899. Munchen - Hugo Helbing, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of this collection of reproductions of the paintings of Martin Schubart. Limited to 500 copies. In German. Illustrated throughout with 52 tissue-guarded plates (collated complete). Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and bumping. Remains of label to front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just some tidemarks to the last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Hundred Fables of Aesop

      London - John Lane The Bodley Head, 1899. London - John Lane The Bodley Head, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce edition of A Hundred Fables of Aesop from the English version of Sir Roger L'Estrange, with numerousbeautiful illustrations by Percy J. Billinghurst and with anintroduction by Kenneth Grahame. First edition thus. Sir Roger L'Estrange (1616 - 1704) was an English pamphleteer and author, and staunch defender of royalist claims. L'Estrange was involved in political controversy throughout his life. In his later life L'Estrange turned to writing again and published translations of Seneca the Younger's Morals and Cicero's Offices, besides his master-work of this period, Fables of Aesop and other eminent mythologists (1692). The style is racily idiomatic and each fable is accompanied by a short moral and a longer reflection, which set the format for fable collections for the next century. With previous owner's ink inscription to front pastedown, dated 1899. Condition: In an illustrated cloth binding. Externally, sound but with slight bumping to extremities, with handling marks and the odd mark to boards. Hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd mark to pages and slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        Paved With Gold

      London - Downey and Co., 1899. London - Downey and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting account of life in nineteenth-century London, contrasted with the common idealistic image that many of the time had of the capital. With drawings by 'Phiz', the pseudonym of Hablot Knight Browne. Covering such grim details as the workhouse, homeless children, child prostitution and blood sports. Armorial ex-libris bookplate of Sir Basil Mott to front pastedown. Condition: In a brown cloth binding. Externally sound, with some marks to the boards, some bumping to the corners and some wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge strained but firm. Some dampstaining to top edge of frontis, and some other plates. Pages have some light scattered spotting throughout, and some offsetting from plates. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Bacon's Essays

      London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1899. London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the essays of Francis Bacon, with notes from Richard Whately. The Essays are written in a wide range of styles, from the plain and unadorned to the epigrammatic. They cover topics drawn from both public and private life, and in each case the essays cover their topics systematically from a number of different angles, weighing one argument against another. Richard Whately (1 February 1787 8 October 1863) was an English rhetorician, logician, economist, and theologian who also served as the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin. Some of the titles included are Of Marriage and Single Life, Of Love, Of Envy, Of Cunning, and Of Youth and Age. Bookplate of Josephus Wood to front pastedown. Condition: In a decorative diced calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally in lovely condition, with just a couple of marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

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        Tanglewood Tales

      London - E. H. Wells, 1899. London - E. H. Wells, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart leather bound copy of Hawthorne's Greek myths rewritten for children, the famous Tanglewood Tales. From the Farringdon Classics series. Dated from the copperplate ink inscription on the front free-endpaper. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The frontinner is strained. The first three leaves, including the front free-endpaper, are partially detached. There is very mild wearto the extremities, including very mildrubbing and edgewear. Internally the pages are generally clean, withslight browning to the edges. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Francis Parkman's Works

      01 - Boston - Little, Brown and Company, 1899. 01 - Boston - Little, Brown and Company, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of works by American historian Francis ParkmanNew Library edition. Containing volume I (Pioneers of France in the New World), volume II (The Jesuits in North America in Seventeenth Century), volume III (La Salle and the Discovery of theGreat West),volume V (Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV Part Fifth), and volume XII (The Oregon Trail). With frontispieces to each volume, and numerous other plates throughout. Bookplate of Francis E. Bliss to front pastedowns. Five volumes of thirteen only. Condition: In a green cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally generally smart, though with a few marks and some light bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Rise of the Dutch Republic

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1899. London - George Routledge and Sons, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the development of the Dutch Republic between 1581 and 1795, preceeding the country's modern state as the Kingdom of the Netherlands. John Lothrop Motley (18141877) was an American historian and diplomat. With frontispiece portrait of the author. Complete in one volume. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing to the boards and spine label. Internally, firmly bound. Ex-libris bookplate to front pastedown. Ink signature dated 1901 to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot (heavier to first and last few pages). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Nar vi döde vagner.

      . En dramatisk Epilog i tre Akter. Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1899. 202 s. Indbundet med guldsnit i originalt komponeret hellaerred. Navn pa titelblad. Publisher's decorated gilt cloth, all edges gilt. Old name on titelpage. Else a nice copy..

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        Index and Appendices

      ONT>1899 - London - Majesty's Stationary Office. ONT>1899 - London - Majesty's Stationary Office, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Original printed paper blue wraps. Two works from the Indian Currency Committee enhanced with diagrams and graphs. The first is detailed above and the second is entitled;CorrespondenceRespecting the Proposals on CurrencyMade at he Government of IndiaPresented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of her Majesty. East India (Currency)Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are attached. The rear cover of the first item and the front cover of the second are both holding loosely and may fully detach in the post. There is wear to the extremities including rips tot he spine with some loss and a couple of mild marks to the covers. The first item has some chips with loss to the rear cover. Internally the books are generally clean and bright apart from the occasional mild spot. Overall the books are in very good condition bearing in mind the fragile nature of the bindings in the first place..

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        The Writings of Bret Harte

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston & New York - (1899). The Standard Library Edition, complete in 19 volumes. Illustrated with photogravures of works by Remington, Woodbury, Foote, Flagg, etc. Octavo three-quarter teal morocco over blue mesh cloth boards by Stikeman. Spines with raised bands and simple rules in compartments. Top edges gilt. Spines mellowed to navy and a few light scuffs, else a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Barrack-Room Ballads

      London - Methuen and Co, 1899. London - Methuen and Co, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poems from Kipling's first series of Barrack-Room Ballads, with other verses. Fifteenth edition. Aset of martial songs and poems. Many have become classic military ditties, still well known, and are closely linked to British imperialism in many minds, particularly Gunga Din, Tommy and Danny Deever. With a very scarce publisher's catalogue of books for children loosely inserted. Bound by Truslove and Hanson. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight wear and bumping to extremities and marks to front board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Le Pere Milon. Contes inedits.

      . 1st edition. Paris: Societe d'edition Litteraires et Artistique, Libr. Paul Ollendorff 1899. VIII + 292 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy..

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        Peg Woffington

      London - George Allen, 1899. London - George Allen, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lavishly illustrated edition of Peg Woffington by Charles Reade. With an introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated throughout by Hugh Thomson. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt decoration. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight bumping and sunning to the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, though with some occasional instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Reflets sur la Sombre Route

      Paris - Calmann Levy, 1899. Paris - Calmann Levy, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Reflets sur la Sombre Route' by Pierre Loti. Pierre Loti (January 1850 June 1923) was a French novelist and naval officer. In French. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing, marks to the boards and wear to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, age toned with some spotting. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        GUIDE PRATIQUE DES AGENTS POLITIQUES DU MINISTERE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES DE BELGIQUE.

      FONTEMOING ALBERT 1899 - R320024841: 725 pages - Signet conservé - Coiffes en tete et pied légèrement frottées - Dos a 5 nerfs - Auteur, titre, filets, caissons, annee, lieu et Embleme dorés - Contours des contreplats dorés - EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE offert par l'Editeur A.S.M. LEOPOLD II. In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 90-Livres rares [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sochineniia A. S. Pushkina. Polnoe sobranie v odnom tome. Izdano pod redaktsiei P. V. Smirnovskogo. S portretom Pushkina, ego biografiei, faksimile, vidom pamiatnika i risunkami M. Mikhailova [Works of A. S. Pushkin. Complete in one volume, edited by P. V. Smirnovskii. With Pushkin's portrait, his biography, a facsimile, view of the monument and drawings by M. Mikhailov]

      Moscow: Izddanie knigoprodavtsa A. A. Panafidina, 1899. Moscow: Izddanie knigoprodavtsa A. A. Panafidina, 1899. Quarto (26 x 18 cm). Red leather binding over five raised bands, gilt spine title in English; decorative marbled endpapers; gilt edges; text printed in paginated columns (two per page); [I], III-XI, [I], III-XLVII, [1], 3-1202, [2], 3-575, [1], 1207-1215 pp; engraved frontis and reproduction of the Pushkin memorial in Moscow; [13] leaves of engravings by M. Mikhailov. Binding slightly rubbed along edges; exlibris to front pastedown (of Dr. Aaron E. Parsonnet, a renowned cardiologist and book collector, who evidently bound his books himself); text evenly toned; one page tear and one very minor restoration to lower page margin; overall a handsome copy.& Scarce first edition of one of the many editions of the works of Pushkin issued on the centennial of his birth, containing the complete lyrics, longer poems, prose works and historical writings, as well as numerous letters and a brief biographical introduction. See Fomin 3 (Puschkiniana 1900-1910), which mentions the second edition, issued in 1900. Not in KVK, OCLC, which shows only two copies of a similar edition, also edited by Smirnovskii, but published by F. Pavlenkov.

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        The Awakening

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

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        The Floral Art of Japan. Being a Second and Revised Edition of 'The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement'

      Kelly and Walsh Limited, 1899. Kelly and Walsh Limited. Hardcover. Tokyo, 1899. Folio, gilt illustrated green cloth, 142 pp. plus plates. A beautifully produced book, 39 illustrations and 69 full page plates. Includes fourteen color plates from designs by Ogata Gekko. A very good copy, attractive, with some light normal wear and very light foxing to endpapers and tissue guards. Cloth frayed at heel of spine, front hinge torn in a very small section at heel but still holding. Boards very slightly bowed. Additional pictures available upon request. . Very Good. 1899. First Edition.

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        Wanderungen in Ost-Afrika. Wien, Gerold 1899. 4°. XX, 1 Bl., 440 S., mit Frontispiz, 40 Tafeln, 30 Vignetten, 3 (gef.) farb. Karten v. Ph. Paulitschke, illustr., goldgepr. OLwd

      . . Henze V, 493.- Erste Ausgabe.- "Besonderes Verdienst erwarb er sich durch eine Spezialaufnahme des Tsavo und die Aufhellung der hydrographischen Verhältnisse der Osrflanke des mächtigen Bergmassivs. Paulitschke überließ er die Bearbeitung seiner mit beispielhafter Gewissenhaftigkeit ausgeführten Geländeaufnahmen" (Henze).- Schönes Ex. im original Einband (kaum berieben).

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        Tales From Shakespeare. Including: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, etc. By Charles and Mary Lamb. Illustrated by Robert Anning Bell, with a Preface by Andrew Lang

      New York: Truslove, Hanson and Comba, 1899.. New York: Truslove, Hanson and Comba, 1899., 1899. First Anning Bell Edition. 8vo. Publisher's white cloth titled and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt. Very good indeed, sharp and bright with minor wear to edges; ownership to first blank. In the scarce dustwrapper, toned to spine panel and with rectangle of loss to front spine flap hinge, chipping and loss to spine ends and extremities. Ownership. A strong and handsome copy in a rare nineteenth century dustwrapper.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force

      London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899 . London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1899 . An Episode of Frontier War. New Edition. Small octavo. Original plum buckram, title gilt to the spine, broad single fillet panel to the upper board, decorated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Sir Bindon Blood and 2 folding coloured maps, and 4 full-page. A little rubbed, spine sunned, free endpapers browned, pencilled contemporary ownership inscription to the half-title, text block lightly toned as usual, a very good copy. First printing of the Silver Library Edition of Churchill's first book - a run of 1,440 copies - which first had been published the previous year. Based on his exploits with the Malakand Field Force led by Sir Bindon Blood on the north-west frontier of India in 1897, which Churchill accompanied as a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. As he was still in India, the checking of the proofs was undertaken "by an uncle of mine [Moreton Frewin], a very brilliant man and himself a ready writer. For some reason or other he missed many scores of misprints and made no attempt to organise the punctuation." This led to a some fairly severe comments, these however mixed with compliments: "The Athenæum said 'Pages of Napier punctuated by a mad printer's reader'" (My Early Life). One reader unstinting in his praise was the prime minister, Lord Salisbury, who called Churchill for a personal interview and expressed his "admiration not only for its matter but for its style" and thought it a "truer picture" of events than any other documents he had read. The reception of Malakand was key in convincing Churchill that he could live by the pen, as well as by the sword. *

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        Ölgemälde - Norddeutsche Flußlandschaft ( möglicherweise Alsterlauf ).

      . Schönes Ölgemälde des Künstlers Hermann Bohlens in den Maßen ( Höhe x Breite ) 60 x 60 cm ( mit Rahmen: 73 x 91 cm ). Dargestellt ist eine norddeutsche Flußlandschaft unter weitem Himmel. Bohlens ( geboren 1899 ) war ein Schüler von Arthur Illies. Ca. 1930-1940 gemalt, alt gerahmt, rechts unten signiert. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Bei Ölgemälden leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbstorganisierter Transport möglich, kein Versand ).

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        Mit roten Kressen. Ein Gedichtbuch von Clara Müller

      Großenhain, Verlag von Baumert & Ronge, 1899. Erstausgabe. Gebundene Ausgabe, original Leinwand, Golddruck auf Deckel und Rücken, floraler Buchschmuck auf Deckel mit grünen Ranken und roten Kresseblüten. Format ca. 18,2 x 12,5 cm. Frakturschrift, marmorierter Schnitt, 162 Seiten, diverse Vignetten, schöne goldgemusterte Vorsätze. Zustand: gutes und attraktives Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Erstausgabe. Einband gering berieben, sauberes Exlibris innen auf vorderem Deckel. Clara Müller-Jahnke wurde am 5. Februar 1860 in Lenzen, Kreis Belgrad als Clara Müller geboren. Sie starb am 4. November 1905 in Wilhelmshagen bei Berlin. Clara Müller-Jahnke war eine deutsche Dichterin, Journalistin, Frauenrechtlerin, und galt zu ihrer Zeit als die führende sozialistische Dichterin. Bei dem hier angebotenen Werk handelt es sich um ihren ersten Gedichtband. Das Buch wurde von Clara Zetkin in mehreren Ausgaben der Zeitschrift Die Gleichheit in den höchsten Tönen gelobt. Clara Müller heiratete 1902 den Berliner Orientmaler Oskar Jahnke, der nach ihrem Tode ihr Grabdenkmal gestaltete, das noch heute im Saarower Weg 51 in Wilhelmshagen zu sehen ist. Oskar Jahnke beging aus Trauer um den Tod seiner Frau Selbstmord.

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        The Book of Household Management Comprising Information for The Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchenmaid, Butler, Footman [.] Also Sanitary, Medical and Legal Memoranda

      Ward, Lock & Co, London 1899 - pp xlvi, 1644. Coloured plates, illustrations. Numerous recipes, both handwritten and printed, have been pasted throughout the book, along with many notations - making this a truly unique copy. Half calf and marbled board binding. Marbled page edges. Rare. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        The Essays of Emerson

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1899. London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1899. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [6], 345pp, [1] and Volume Two - [6], 363pp, [1]. Slightly later full morocco, smooth backs, author, volume and date in gilt to spine, t.e.g., gilt roll to edge with triple fillet to inner edge. Spines very slightly faded, very minor rubbing to extremities. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns, off-setting to endpapers from inner edges, otherwise quite bright and clean. Title in red and black, binding was for Hatchards. First Thus. Full Morocco. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Kabinettphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., 1899.. 189:127 mm auf etwas größerem Trägerkarton.. Das bekannte Portrait aus dem Atelier Carl Pietzner, Wien, mit dessen gedr. Signet am unteren Rand des Trägerkartons. - Die Verso-Seite mit einigen zeitgen. Notizen; etwas fleckig und mit kleinen Kratzspuren; Reste von Tesafilmstreifen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Auguste Rodin Statuaire

      Paris: Floury, 1899 - A matchless copy of the first monograph on Rodin and his sculpture, copiously illustrated. This is one of 60 numbered copies on Japan or Rives paper (this copy on Japan paper with a suite of the illustrations on China paper). The original drypoint by Rodin, "Antonin Proust", is present in two states (Delteil 10, vi and vii) both on Japan paper. The original chiaroscuro wood-engravings by Lepere ("Eve") and Beltrand ("Figures de Purgatoire") are present in four states each: the line block on china, the tone block on china, the final state without letters on china, and the final state on Japan. There are numerous other original prints, including one etching by Courtry and many wood-engravings by various artists, on China and Japan. This is furthermore A PRESENTATION COPY FROM RODIN, with his warmly inscribed and initialed visiting card laid in. Large 4to. Beautifully bound in three-quarters morocco and decorated boards by H. CAPELLE (signed). Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original wraps and prospectus, also on Japan, bound in. Minor traces of wear to extremities of binding, else FINE AND BRIGHT. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        The Salmon Rivers of Scotland [4 Volume Set]

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1899. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1899. Hardbacks, original quarter vellum with paper cover boards. 4 volume set. Pp. xxv, 278 ; xiv, 286 ; xvi, 226 ; xiv, 290. Illustrated with maps, numerous plates and illustrations within the text. Spine ends to volume 1 a little frayed, less worn on the other volumes. Bindings slightly marked, corners scuffed. Edges and end-papers foxed. Contents clean. A very heavy set, additional postage may be required for orders outside the UK. (q10). Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books]
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        So This Then is ye Rime of ye Ancient Mariner

      East Aurora: Roycroft Press, 1899. East Aurora: Roycroft Press, 1899. Octavo. 101pp. One of forty copies printed on Imperial Japan Vellum and signed by Elbert Hubbard. The book was designed and illustrated throughout in by W. W. Denslow, and the illustrations and initials were hand-colored illuminated by "ye First Ladies of East Aurora" under Denslow's supervision. In a Roycroft binding of half-crimson morocco and marbled boards, gilt-titled to spine and decorated with gilt shells, a ship, and a seahorse, Denslow's personal emblem. These tools were incorporated into the designs for other specially bound copies of the book, including one by Louis Kinder. With marbled endpapers. Some light rubbing to the marbled paper on the fore-edge of the boards, else fine. T.e.g.

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        Horse;

      1899 - Grisaille. 47.5 x 37cms. Signed & dated (18)99; creases to bottom left hand corner; Very much in the style & format of his Alphabet of Animals, published the same year by Blackie, so it is probably an alternative unused design. It is quite similar to the drawing on the front of the book (with PICTURE)

      [Bookseller: BOOKS & THINGS]
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        The comédie humaine

      Philadelphia: Gebbie Publishing Co., 1899-1900 Philadelphia: Gebbie Publishing Co.. 1899-1900. "33 volumes, 8vo, half blue morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines, t.e.g.; 3 joints starting, spines a little dry; all else near fine. Prefaces by George Saintsbury. Translated from the French into English by Ellen Marriage, Clara Bell, James Waring, R C Scott, and Jno. Rudd."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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        [Trading Centres of the Persian Gulf].

      [London, Royal Geographical Society], 1899-1900.. 8vo. pp. 293-298 and 211-216 of the Geographical Journal of 1899 and 1900, respectively. With an illustration of the Mausolia near Bandar Abbas. Offprints in modern wrappers.. Parts 5 and 6 of Stiffe's account of former and ancient trading centres of the Arabian Gulf, treating Kung (pp. 294-297, 1899) and Bandar 'Abbas (211-215, 1900), both on the Persian coast. Well-preserved. - Cf. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 2135 (vols IV and VII).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        CENIZAS. DRAMA EN TRES ACTOS

      Bernardo Rodríguez, Madrid 1899 - Dedicatoria impresa en la última página a Benavente que tenía como el autor 33 años en 1899. Bonito ejemplar, cudadosamente conservado. Sello de antiguo propietario en la cubieta y página interior y exlibris en las cubiertas sueltas de cartoné. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Tres Vegas]
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        WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN - ROYAL EDITION (22 volumes)

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1899. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1899. Royal Edition, "Limited and Registered." This is set number 343. Bound in dark maroon cloth with paper spine labels. Top edges gilt. Fore edges untrimmed. Many volumes have dates written on the last page of text - no idea of the significance of that. Seem to start with 1905 and go up from there. Volume 13, Huckleberry Finn, has a small stain on rear endpapers, stain on rear cover, spots on front cover. The rest are in better shape, averaging out at good-plus, with strong hinges and generally clean contents, although there are some minor flaws to bindings. All are lightly worn at corners and spine ends, and all of the spine labels are scrached, darkened and chipped. . Hardcover. Good - Plus.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Camp-fires of the Afro-American; or, The colored man as a patriot, soldier, sailor, and hero,in the cause of free America: displayed in colonial struggles, in the Revoluntion, the War of 1812, and in later wars... / by Chaplain Jas .M. Guthrie

      Philadelphia, Afro-American Publishing Co., 1899. Philadelphia, Afro-American Publishing Co., 1899. 1st Edition. Very good copy bound in the original gilt-blocked wine cloth. Rebacked with the original spine cover laid back. Gilt titles to front panel. Bumped corners. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Bright and clean internally, with just some light tanning to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight and strong. . Description: 710 p. incl. illus., plates, ports., front. 23 cm. Subjects: African American soldiers -- African American sailors -- United States -- History, Military. Notes: "Profusely illustrated", including a colour frontis.

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        The comédie humaine

      Philadelphia: Gebbie Publishing Co., 1899-1900. Philadelphia: Gebbie Publishing Co.. 1899-1900. "33 volumes, 8vo, half blue morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines, t.e.g.; 3 joints starting, spines a little dry; all else near fine. Prefaces by George Saintsbury. Translated from the French into English by Ellen Marriage, Clara Bell, James Waring, R C Scott, and Jno. Rudd."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Ausgewählte Schriften des Raimund Fürsten Montecuccoli (4 Bände & Kartenschuber)

      Wien, Braunmüller, 1899/1900.. General-Lieutenant und Feldmarschall. Mit 1 Portrait, 3 Faksimiles, 12 gefaltete Karten (separat). CXXXIX, 387 Seiten; VI, 619 Seiten; VI, 472 Seiten, II, 530 Seiten, etwas spätere Halbleinenbände, 24 x 16,5 cm,. Gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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