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        Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis (Saint Louis): A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference. (4 Volumes COMPLETE, Saint Louis)

      New York, Louisville, St.Louis: The Southern History Company, 1899. FIRST EDITION. Four Volumes complete. Half black morocco leather with green cloth boards. The original spines have been relaid retaining most of the spine. All edges gilt. Patterned endpages Many steel plate engravings of prominent Saint Louisians. This four volume set is rarely seen. Overall in GOOD restored condition. LARGE THICK BOOKS. . First Edition. Half Morocco Leather. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Dollenstein. [Häuser an einem Fluß]

      [ca. 1899].. Orig.-Aquarell. 32 x 25, 5 cm. Schüttler, Wien 1944; vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Antiquitäten-Rundschau 23. Jg. 1925, Nr. 24 - Frühe Arbeit! A. d. Rückseite ein eh. Echtheitszertifikat a. d. Hand v. Robert Kasimir, dat. 1973.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Le testament d'un excentrique

      - Editions J. Hetzel, s.d. (1899). In-4 percaline éditeur : cartonnage au glode doré, dos au phare, doré trois tranches, 99 illustrations de G. Roux en noir, 20 en polychorme, 23 photographies en noir, 1 planche dépliante (jeu de l'oie américain), 479 p., 4 f. de catalogue. Coiffes amorties, rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson. 24 volumes

      New York, Charles Scribner's, -. 3918971899, hardcover. NICE ADDITION TO THE LITERATURE LIBRARY. -- This set was produced 1899 before a later edition with additional letters. Index to this Thistle Edition included in volume XXII. Hardcover, 24 volumes, 3/4 deep red leather over marbled boards, TEG top-edge-gilt. Condition: very good overall (some volumes have minimal leather scuffing, small outer hinge separation). -- Heavy set of books may require extra shipping charges.

      [Bookseller: BUCKS COUNTY BOOKSHOP]
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        The Life & Works of The Sisters Bronte.

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1899 - THE HAWORTH EDITION. 7 volumes, illustrated. Bound in 1/2 contemporary red calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut, hinges fine, a VERY GOOD set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        The Works

      London: John C. Nimmo,, 1899. 14 volumes, octavo (220 × 145 mm). Finely bound for Hatchards in turquoise half morocco, titles to spine with fleur-de-lys centre tools and corner tools in compartments separated by raised bands, white cloth boards with fleur-de-lys centre tools, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With black and white illustrations throughout printed on vellum with tissue guards printed in red. Some occasional light foxing to leaves and fore-edge, an excellent set. A handsomely bound set. The popular historian Lady Jackson was widely read in standard authorities (and even unpublished papers), and her narrative style – bumptious and with "a great deal of go" (Saturday Review, 25 Jan 1879, 117) – made her histories readable works of light literature.

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

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-library copy with a small bookplate on the front pastedown, a small perforated stamp on the title page, a few small ink stamps on front blank pages, and ink numbers on the spine. Contents quite clean. Overall a nice copy of this desirable book, increasingly uncommon in the original binding. Near Fine. Thick quarto (8" x 11") bound in the original publisher's cloth with a gilt elk on the spine, a bear stamped in black on the rear cover, and gilt-stamped labels on the spine and on the front cover incorporating a moose and a gun. Copy #384 of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author below the frontispiece portrait of him standing proudly in his Rough Rider uniform. Comprises two earlier books, HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN and THE WILDERNESS HUNTER. With 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Beard, and others. Recently rebacked retaining the original spine.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Tales of The Wonder Club

      London; Harrison and Sons. 1899-1900, 1899. First Edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Publisher's original maroon cloth titled in gilt. Spines uniformly faded, some light edgewear, bumping and light fraying to spine ends. A very good, handsome and respectable set of a scarce collection of wonderful spine chilling tales and dramas. Recounting the anecdote filled meetings of The Wonder Club at a coaching inn evocatively called "Ye Headless Ladye" the stories have such titles as "The Pigmy Queen" and "Lost in The Catacombs", a frequently rather obscure stew of gothic melodrama, horror and fantasy, not unlike the "Phantasmagoria" of 100 years earlier. The triple decker design of the books is also notable archaic, putting one in mind of a Sheridan Le Fanu first edition from 50 years earlier rather than the type of book design favoured by the end of the 19th century. The eminent scholars and unstoppable researchers at Tartarus Press's Wormwood magazine recently solved the mystery of the identity of "Dryasdust" (itself a reference to Scott's tedious but indispensable scholarly authority) and have laid the responsibility (occasionally blame might be in order) at the feet of Alexander Huth, a British businessman and self publishing author. A handsome set of a scarce and supremely entertaining collection.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton. Esq

      12 York Street, Covent Garden, London: Downey & Co., Ltd, 1899 Of Halston, Shropshire formerly MP for Shrewsbury, High Sherrif for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry With notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits.Small Folio, special Publishers edition, limited to 50 copies. In quarter buckram with pale blue boards, edges and corners bumped and worn slightly, gilt tooling at center, edges faded slightly, small mark at base. Spine, attractive gilt tooling and title, edges bumped. Internally, some offsetting, the Roseberry bookplate to fpd, signed by the publisher to fep, half title and the tissue guarded frontis present, as is the additional engraved titlepage with the vignette, [4], [2], (iii-xxii), 238 pp, 20 plates, teg, remainder uncut, printed by Gilbert and Rivington, Limited, St Johns House, Clerkenwell, EC, London, 31.5*22.5 cm, each tissue guard has the plate title printed in black inks. Reprinted (with considerable additions) from the New sporting magazine. Note on Henry Alken's -Mytton- illustrations [by] Joseph Grego.Apperley, writer on sport, who physically, was a trim, handsome man, slim and of medium height (he weighed 11 stone and was 5 feet 9 inches tall). Sunny, optimistic, and kind-hearted but also vain and self-indulgent, he lacked firmness of character. A spoiled son, an unsatisfactory husband, and a neglectful father, he always tended to live beyond his means and sponged shamelessly off relatives and friends. See ODNB

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        LA CHRONOPHOTOGRAPHIE PAR J. MAREY

      (MAREY, ETIENNE-JULES). Marey, Etienne-Jules. LA CHRONOPHOTOGRAPHIE PAR J. MAREY. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, Imprimeur-Librarie, 1899. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Very Good. 40pp, 23 b&w text illustrations. Text in French. Published in 1899 in Paris, "La Chronophotographie" is pioneering photographer and filmmaker Etienne-Jules Marey's important illustrated text on his cameras, motion studies, and the details of his chrono-photography process. A handsome example of the uncommon 1899 first edition showing some light soiling, wear and a few tiny chips to the extremities of the wrappers along with some deckling to the edges of the textblock from the opening of its pages. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 020160&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Atlas de Filipinas. Coleccion de 30 Mapas. /Atlas of the Philippine Islands

      Manila and Washington: , 1899-1900. Folio. pp. [ii], 24 + 30 coloured maps, many with inset views, plans and detailed maps. With two titles, one in Spanish with a Manila imprint dated 1899 and one in English: “Treasury Department, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey ... Special Publication No. 3”, dated 1900. Old repairs to a couple of short, marginal tears, but generally a clean example; publisher’s cloth, rebacked, corners renewed. The circumstances surrounding the publication of the atlas are explained in a short introduction by Henry S. Pritchett, Superintendent of the US Coast and Geodetic Survey. In the absence of accurate surveys of many of the islands, American commissioners were despatched to the Philippines where they discovered that a series of maps had already been prepared by Rev. Jose Algue, the director of the Jesuit Observatory at Manila. The technical work had been undertaken by local craftsmen, but the Jesuit Fathers had no clear ideas about the actual publication of the maps which was ultimately arranged through the US Coastal Survey, hence the two title pages.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Rip Van Winkle. Illustratied by Frank T. Merrill.

      London: John MacQueen 1899 - FIRST EDITION THUS. With many in-text illustrations and several fine photograhic plates of Kaatskill (Catskills) Mountains and creeks; printed with captions on thick paper, with tissue guards. Illustrated title printed in red and black with sepia background. Elegantly hand-bound in full green oasis morocco, spine with raised bands and gilt titles, gilt border to dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, publisher's original cloth bound in at rear. A fine, clean copy. An uncommon edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        THE LIFE AND WORK OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY INCLUDING PUBLIC ADDRESSES, HER OWN LETTERS AND MANY FROM HER CONTEMPORARIES DURING FIFTY YEARS. A STORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATUS OF WOMAN

      Indianapolis & Kansas City: The Bowen-Merrill Co., 1899 & 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine copies with great inscriptions. The first two volumes of three, with the last not published until 1908, two years after Anthony's death. Recent brown morocco leather, preserving on the front panels the gilt medallion profile portrait of Anthony from the original binding; all edges gilt. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Anthony and other plates and facsimiles. Each volume is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by this principal leader of the woman suffrage movement in the United States on the front endpapers to a suffragist from Michigan. In the first volume, Anthony has written: "Mrs. Olivia B. Hall/Ann Arbor- Michigan-/From her affectionate friend & coworker/Susan B. Anthony/Rochester N.Y./Jan. 1, 1899." On the same date she also INSCRIBED the second volume: "Mrs. Olivia B. Hall/Ann Arbor- Michigan-/May the New Year bring/added causes for happiness to/her and all the loved ones of her home/circle & to all homes- is the wish of her/affectionate friend & coworker/Susan B. Anthony/Rochester N.Y./Jan. 1, 1899." Books inscribed by this great American have become quite scarce. In a 1903 letter to Dodd Mead & Co., Harper detailed the unsatisfactory arrangement she and Anthony had with Bowen-Merrill. According to her there were only 225 bound copies and 858 unbound sets of sheets of the first edition. "As Miss Anthony is not likely to live very long, being over 83 and very feeble, she and I both thought it would be better for me to purchase her rights in the book, and I have done so, and am now sole owner of it.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Through Asia. Two Volumes Complete

      New York:: Harpers,, 1899. . First US Printings. Both volumes are Very Good plus copies with some gentle wear to the spine edges and slight age darkening to the boards in green cloth bindings with gold stamped lettering and color device on the cover. Some foxing to page edges. A very handsome set. Complete with nearly 300 illustrations from sketches and photographs by the author..

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        J. W. GORMAN'S ALABAMA TROUBADOURS (PROGRAM/BROADSIDE)

      1899. [EPHEMERA - AFRICAN AMERICAN]. J. W. GORMAN'S ALABAMA TROUBADOURS (PROGRAM/BROADSIDE). Boston: The Bartlett Press [n.d. ca. 1899]. 54 x 73 cm. (unfolded). Double-sided folding program printed in black on orange paper with verso being a poster for the show at Hoyt's Theatre, Boston, November 30 (Thanksgiving). The cast were all African American performers: singers, dancers, comedians, actors and musicians. Excerpted newspaper reviews are dated 1899. Poster proclaims: "Presenting a Realistic Entertainment, Unique, Picturesque and Instructive, delineating in a true and graphic mannerthe merry moments passed on the old Southern plantations down South before the War." The Norfolk Jubilee Shouters are on the bill, along with Buck and Wing dancers, Banjoists, Plantation dancers, Specialists, Pickaninny dancers, Guitarists, Comedians, Cake walkers, Male and female Quartettes, Old time Plantation scenes, and Camp-meeting shouters. Edges nicked, a few tiny holes not affecting text, one chipped corner (about 2") affecting image border only. The program was designed to be folded into four panels, but instead has been extra creased by readers into sixteen panels. Joints tender, paper fragile. The Alabama Troubadours were a minstrel show, but unlike contemporaries, there is no depiction of "blackface." Rare.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Alleged Haunting of B-- House : Including a Journal Kept During the Tenancy of Colonel Lemesurier Taylor / Edited by A. Goodrich-Freer (Miss X) and John, Marquess of Bute

      London : George Redway, 1899, 1899. 1st Edition. Description: 249 p. ; 20 cm. Subjects: Haunted houses --Scotland --Perthshire. Ghosts --Scotland --Perthshire. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, pictorial cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Aids to Scouting for N.-C.Os & Men

      London: Gale & Polden, 1899. (1899). Both the cover and title page identify Baden-Powell's rank as Brevet Colonel, and there is no melodramic "through the Boer lines" statement on the reverse of the title page. (That statement appears in subsequent printings of the first edition as well as follow-on editions where Baden-Powell's rank is identified as Major General.) This is the grandfather of all Scouting manuals; a summary of Baden-Powell's thoughts on military scouting, spirited out of Maefking during the Boer War and published in England. Upon his return, Baden-Powell found that the book had become a popular guide for teachers and youth leaders. He rewrote the book especially for this audience, and it was re-published as "Scouting for Boys" in 1908. 138 pages. Flexible red cloth covers. Two leaves of advertisements on pink paper; advertisements also inside the front and rear cover. Tight binding. Small, embossed bookstore stamp on rear cover. Light wear. Clean pages with infrequent, small spots of light foxing.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        THE LIFE AND WORK OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY INCLUDING PUBLIC ADDRESSES, HER OWN LETTERS AND MANY FROM HER CONTEMPORARIES DURING FIFTY YEARS. A STORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATUS OF WOMAN

      Indianapolis & Kansas City: The Bowen-Merrill Co., 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. The first volume of three, with the last not published until 1908. Original blue cloth with paper spine label; xxiv, 513 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Anthony and other plates and facsimiles. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the subject on the front endpaper: "Dr. Fernand Deschamps of Belgium/With the hope that principle/not prejudice -- will govern all of/his reports on the great question/of Woman's enfranchisement/Susan B. Anthony/17 Madison Street/Rochester N.Y./Sept. 26, 1901." Books inscribed by this great American have become quite scarce. In a 1903 letter to Dodd Mead & Co., Harper detailed the unsatisfactory arrangement she and Anthony had with Bowen-Merrill. According to her there were only 225 bound copies and 858 unbound sets of sheets of the first edition. "As Miss Anthony is not likely to live very long, being over 83 and very feeble, she and I both thought it would be better for me to purchase her rights in the book, and I have done so, and am now sole owner of it.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1899. - Early edition, reprint of the first Brock edition which was issued in 1895. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.4 inches). Forty full page illustrations by Brock. Tissue paper guard over frontis is a bit foxed otherwise a very good bright copy bound in recent full brown morocco leather binding. Spine with five raised bands, red and green labels ruled and lettered in gilt. Compartments double ruled and decorated with floral corner designs, all in gilt. Floral gilt ruled border on boards. Hand marbled endpapers. A lovely copy of this beautiful book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        THE CONJURE WOMAN

      1899. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. Original brown cloth decorated in black, white and orange. First Edition of this Afro-American writer's first book, a series of seven dialect stories about incidents of slavery, told as reminiscences by an old black gardener. Examples are "Po' Sandy," "Mars Jeem's Nightmare" and "Sis' Becky's Pickaninny." Later in the same year, Chesnutt's biography of Frederick Douglass was also published. This is a near-fine copy -- quite free of soil and wear on the outside, though with some cracking of the rear endpaper. Pioneer that he was, in recent years Chesnutt has become a very highly-collected author. Neither in the Blockson catalogue nor in Thornton (though both list the 1900 printing).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        War is Kind

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899. First edition. Octavo. Original illustrated boards; 94pp. Drawings by Will Bradley. Hint of toning to spine; trivial erosion to crown; printed bookplate; still a Near Fine copy of this notoriously fragile book; scarce thus. & & Widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of Art Nouveau book design and a key Will Bradley work. The title poem remains Crane's most searing indictment of war, condensing the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage into a work of 32 lines.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Hawaiian Feather Work

      Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1899. [Bound with:] William T. BRIGHAM. Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work ... Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. 1. -- No. 5 ... Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1903. [And with:] William T. BRIGHAM. Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work. Second supplement ... Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. VII. -- No. I ... Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1918. 3 works in 1, 4to (11 7/8 x 9 inches). 23 plates (6 colour) and numerous illustrations. Early green textured cloth, spine lettered in gilt. The first monograph on Hawaiian feather work by the first Director of the Bishop Museum, here bound with both supplements. "The first monograph on the subject. The text includes an essay on feather work followed by a world 'census' of 100 feather capes and cloaks. This was published as part one of the Bishop Museum's Memoirs series, but it was also distributed separately. The edition was limited to 300 copies ... Two supplemental parts by Brigham were published in the Memoirs series" (Forbes). Forbes 4995; Carter, p. 25.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        HANAGATA 4 vols

      1899. Very Good. [DESIGN] Yamashita KORIN. HANAGATA. 4 vols. Kyoto, Honda Ichijiro, et al. 25.5 x 36.7 cm. String-bound Japanese-style fukuro-toji. The four seasons are represented in 155 full page oban size prints of kimono designs. The set is in very good condition, lovely printings. Honda Ichijiro is the printer/publisher who went on to start the important house, Unkindo, and join Unsodo thereafter. It appears that Louise Brown saw a single volume of this set in Japan [Brown, page 203]. Though individual incomplete volumes of this set occasionally appear, a full set, complete, like this one is very unusual. In a modern chitsu clasped case.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Works

      London, Printed by The Grolier Society,, c.1899. 14 volumes, octavo (222 × 147 mm). Finely bound in olive green crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt with onlaid floral design, boards richly tooled with onlaid floral design and motifs within a multi-ruled boarder, rules to turn-ins with floral corner-pieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With photogravures to each volume in two states with one hand-coloured. Minor offsetting to endpapers, spines a little sunned, a lavishly ornate set in excellent condition. Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Scribner's Magazine January-June 1899 (Vol. XXV) Theodore Roosevelt

      Charles Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. B002G4AILY 1899 Charles Scribner's Sons, Volume XXV (January 1899 through June 1899). Contains the entire 6 issues of Roosevelt's "Rough Riders", which was the true 1st printing in serialized form. This rebound hardcover volume has some edge wear, fraying and several nicks to the boards, which are quarter bound (edges and corners) in leather and brown cloth. The text is unmarked and the binding is intact, although the hinges are weak. There is a light stain to the top center of the front cover. An unlikely mixture of college athletes, Native Amerians, cowboys, policemen, clergymen and hunters, the Rough Riders became the most widely publicized single regiment in American history, a volunteer calvary unit raised in 1898 to fight in the Spanish-American War. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Good. 1/1/0001.

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        Notes and Fragments: Left by Walt Whitman and now Edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke. one of his Literary Executors

      London: Privately Printed by A. Talbot & Co.. 1899. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, 1899. Number 169 of 225 copies signed by the editor. Blue leatherette 4to, 221pp. A near fine copy with only a few lightened spots to cover, hardly visible, and a very slight dent to the foredge. Contents are bright, clean and unmarked. A rare Whitman item.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (Rare Salesman's Dummy for the 1899 Harper Edition)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. Hardy, Thomas. TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1899. Rare Salesman's dummy for a set of the novels of Thomas Hardy published by Harper & Brothers of New York. Original publisher's decorated cloth, blocked in red and black. In NEAR FINE condition with good eye appeal. The contents include a sample title-page for Tess (dated 1899) with 16 representative plates and an excerpt from Tess. On the front paste-down are three examples of red cloth spines belonging to Jude The Obscure, Wessex Tales, and Tess Of The D'Urbervilles. A wonderful artifact for the Hardy collector and a fascinating look at turn-of-the-century bookselling practices. Salesman's dummies are, apart from those of Mark Twain, very infrequently encountered online.. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Traité des Diatomées. Contenant des Notions sur la Structure, la Vie, la Récolte, la Culture et la Préparation des Diatomées, la Description et la Figure de tous les genres connus, de même que la Description et la Figure de toutes les espèces

      Anvers Dinant, Imprimerie L. Bourdeaux-Capelle, 1899 - 1963. Relie, cloth, Format 21 x 29,5 cm. XX 574 pp. ill. 35 Planches 2.000 illustrations. bon etat.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The City of the Soul

      Grant Richards 1899 - First edition. 7" x 4 1/2". Original vellum backed blue boards (gilt lettering on spine is dull; corners slightly bumped). Heraldic bookplate on front pastedown. Gift inscription dated July, 1899 on half title page (not authors). Very good. 110 pages + 2 page ads. Enclosed in a purple 1/2 morocco slipcase. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Poems [SECOND EDITION DATED 1899]

      T Fisher Unwin, London, 1899. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. SECOND EDITION. Contents: THE COUNTESS CATHLEEN. THE ROSE. To the Rose upon the Rood of Time; Fergus and the Druid; The Death of Cuchoollin; The Rose of the World; The Rose of Peace; The Rose of Battle; A Faery Song; The Lake Isle of Innisfree; A Cradle Song; The Pity of Love; The Sorrow of Love; When You are Old; The White Birds; A Dream of Death; A Dream of a Blessed Spirit; The Man who Dreamed of Faeryland; The Dedication to a Book of Stories; Selected from the Irish Novelists; The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner; The Ballad of Father Gilligan; The Two Trees; To Ireland in the Corning Times. CROSSWAYS. The Song of the Happy Shepherd; The Sad Shepherd; The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes; Anashuya and Vijaya; The Indian upon God; The Indian to his Love; The Falling of the Leaves; Ephemera; The Aradness of King Goll; The Stolen Child; To an Isle in the Water; Down by the Salley Gardens; The Meditation of the Old Fisherman; The Ballad of Father O'Hart; The Ballad of Moll Magee; The Ballad of the Foxhunter. THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN. GLOSSARY. Book - in Good Plus Plus dark blue boards with stunning gilt leaf/floral design illustration and gilt lettering to the front board and spine and gilt emblem to the back board - light marking to the back board, slight bumping and rubbing to the extreme corners and some bumping and small nicks to the ends of the spine with some slight fading to the spine but detail still bright and distinct. Contents, replaced paste downs and end papers, some yellowing to the title pages and protective tissue and to just a couple of other pages, previous owner's neat ink inscription 'Ruth Kelly. Christmas 1899' otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy. & Size: 8 inches tall by 5.25 inches. xi, 298 rough trimmed pages & 8 page catalogue to rear. Illustrated portrait frontispiece . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 7767..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        The Novels

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1899-1900. [Including Jane Eyre; Shirley; Vilette; Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.] In seven volumes with portraits and illustrations. 7 volumes, octavo (197 × 134 mm). Contemporary brown calf, crimson and green morocco labels, decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With photogravures and illustrations throughout. Bookplate to front pastedown of each volumes, fore-edges a little spotted, spines rubbed, an attractive set in excellent condition. The Haworth edition. An attractive set of the works of the Brontë sisters, with illustrations, biographical pieces and an introduction by Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Smith, Elder, & Co. were the original publishers of Jane Eyre, the novel which made the younger Smith's reputation almost overnight in 1847, and changed the direction of the firm toward the literary output for which it was famous during the latter 19th-century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TICKET NO. "9672

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Eden Versus Whistler: The Baronet & The Butterfly: A Valentine with a Verdict

      Paris: Louis-Henry May, 1899. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good. Large Paper Edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Whistler (with his butterfly design). Yellow cloth spine; paper boards. Gilt title and butterfly design on upper board; black printed title and gilt buterfly on spine. Armorial bookplate of Gerald Ponsonby. Light wear to boards else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        The River War

      This is a superlative copy of the rare wartime reprint of The River War, bearing the original dust jacket. Churchill's second book, originally published in 1899, recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In 1933, a so-called "Second Cheap Edition" was made from plates of the 1902 edition with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." There were ultimately five printings of this edition. All are now highly sought in collector-worthy condition, particularly when accompanied by the original dust jackets.  Most scarce is the dust jacket for this 1940 printing - the only wartime printing and bearing a dust jacket unique to this printing. Survival rate for these jackets is quite low, likely owing to the thin, white paper on which they were printed.  It is not only the dust jackets that proved fragile.  The books beneath were bound in a coarse, lilac cloth that proved highly susceptible to soiling, fading, and wear and the contents to spotting and toning.  Here is a truly fine example of the book in an original dust jacket.  The lilac cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and virtually no wear.  The contents are immaculate - crisp, bright, and tight with no spotting and no previous ownership marks.  The page edges show no age-toning.  A trivial hint of dust soiling to the top edge is the only flaw noted.  Copies thus are quite rare.  The dust jacket, having done its job protecting the lovely book beneath, has suffered a bit from age, mostly in the form of losses along the top edge.  The illustrated front face - the unique feature of this dust jacket - is substantially complete with triangular losses at the upper corners to a maximum depth of one inch at the upper front.  Spine presentation is also quite respectable, with irregular loss to a maximum depth of .5 inch at the head.  The largest loss is to the blank rear face - an irregular 4.25 inch x 2 inch loss at the upper edge.  We have fitted beneath this jacket a color photocopy of a complete example which visually fills the losses.  Of course the color copy beneath is not adhered to the original jacket and is removable.  Both the original jacket and copy beneath are protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.c, Woods/ICS A2(da.3), Langworth p.33

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Illustrated Memorial of His Art and Life

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1899. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 270 pp., folio. Printed at the Chiswick Press, with 30 photogravure plates and 170 other illustrations. Art nouveau binding designed by Laurence Housman, in full blue cloth with elaborate gilt decoration. Publisher's list of illustrated books for Christmas 1899 laid in (single sheet in two colors, folded to make four pages). Light wear, marking, and bumps to extremities of cloth (worn through in tiny spots at corners), but with gilt decoration on the whole quite bright; slight cock to spine; hinges starting but still essentially intact and strong; one weak opening between signatures toward the end; light, even age-toning to page edges; otherwise very good, and overall an attractive copy, much nicer than average.

      [Bookseller: Passages Bookshop]
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        THE LAST OF THE GREAT SCOUTS: THE LIFE STORY OF COL. WILLIAM F. CODY ("BUFFALO BILL")

      Chicago & Duluth: The Duluth Press Publishing Company, (1899). First Edition. Hardcover. A name beneath Cody's inscription has been erased. Front hinge partly cracked but tight; cheap paper still very good with a few pages roughly opened. Some rubbing to the spine edges and a heavily rubbed spot about the size of a dime on the rear cover. Very Good and rather scarce when signed. Original maroon cloth with a buffalo head embossed in blind on the front cover; (xiv), 296 pages. Illustrated with plates after sketches and photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the subject on the half-title page: "With the Compliments/of the Subject/W. F. Cody/'Buffalo Bill.'" Graff 4616; Howes W-297.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Harvard Lyrics and Other Verses. Being Selections of the Best Verse Written by Harvard Undergraduates Within the Last Ten Years

      Boston: Brown and Company, 1899. 1st ed., 1899. 12mo. Frontispiece with tissue guard. x, 13-153 pp. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles and illustration front cover. Top edge gilt. Contains Wallace Stevens' first published poem, "Vita Mea" (its first and only appearance) as well as E. A. Robinson's "Menoetes." INSCRIBED in 1900 by the compiler, Charles Stebbins on the front free endpaper. From the John William Pye Collection of E. A. Robinson, whose specially designed bookplate is on the front pastedown. Pye authored Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Bio-bibliography, 1969. Light wear at the spinal extremities else near fine.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        THE MECHANICS OF SURGERY

      1899. TRUAX, Charles. THE MECHANICS OF SURGERY, COMPRISING DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ILLUSTRATIONS AND LISTS OF THE INSTRUMENTS, APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE NECESSARY IN MODERN SURGICAL ART. Chicago: Hammond Press, W. B. Conkey Co., 1899. 1024 pp. Stout 8vo., green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front flyleaf. An unusually nice copy. Extremely detailed, a comprehensive catalogue of 19th century American surgical instruments and their usage. Well-illustrated, over 2381 images.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        71 Not Out: Seventy-One not out: The Reminiscences of William Caffyn, member of the All England and United Elevens, of the Surrey County Eleven, of the Anglo-American team of 1859, and of the Anglo-Australian teams of 1861 and 1863

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London 1899 - All 30 listed illustrations are present plus tissue guarded frontis. xiv +265 pages inc. index + 32 page publishers catalogue. HARDBACK. Clean & tight. July 1899 inscription on title page: see scan. No dustjacket. Sent RECORDED NEXT WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard. Ref: M12 [William Caffyn 1828-1919] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SAVERY BOOKS]
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        MY SCOTTISH SWEETHEART

      F. Tennyson Neely, New York 1899 - Good in boards. Hinge starting. Some staining to boards. An extremely rear volume. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome, and scarce, edition of the plays of William Shakespeare. Victoria edition. The text for this edition has been taken from the Globe Shakespeare, edited by WIlliam George Clark and William Aldis Wright, though with an entirely new glossary. Volume I contains his comedies, volume II contains the histories, and volume III contains the tragedies. Bound by Riviere and Sons (binder's ink stamp to recto of front free-endpaper). Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd mark. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Poems [SECOND EDITION DATED 1899]

      T Fisher Unwin, London, 1899. Second Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. SECOND EDITION. Contents: THE COUNTESS CATHLEEN. THE ROSE. To the Rose upon the Rood of Time; Fergus and the Druid; The Death of Cuchoollin; The Rose of the World; The Rose of Peace; The Rose of Battle; A Faery Song; The Lake Isle of Innisfree; A Cradle Song; The Pity of Love; The Sorrow of Love; When You are Old; The White Birds; A Dream of Death; A Dream of a Blessed Spirit; The Man who Dreamed of Faeryland; The Dedication to a Book of Stories; Selected from the Irish Novelists; The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner; The Ballad of Father Gilligan; The Two Trees; To Ireland in the Corning Times. CROSSWAYS. The Song of the Happy Shepherd; The Sad Shepherd; The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes; Anashuya and Vijaya; The Indian upon God; The Indian to his Love; The Falling of the Leaves; Ephemera; The Aradness of King Goll; The Stolen Child; To an Isle in the Water; Down by the Salley Gardens; The Meditation of the Old Fisherman; The Ballad of Father O'Hart; The Ballad of Moll Magee; The Ballad of the Foxhunter. THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN. GLOSSARY. Book - in Good Plus Plus dark blue boards with stunning gilt leaf/floral design illustration and gilt lettering to the front board and spine and gilt emblem to the back board - light marking to the back board, slight bumping and rubbing to the extreme corners and some bumping and small nicks to the ends of the spine with some slight fading to the spine but detail still bright and distinct. Contents, replaced paste downs and end papers, some yellowing to the title pages and protective tissue and to just a couple of other pages, previous owner's neat ink inscription 'Ruth Kelly. Christmas 1899' otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy. Size: 8 inches tall by 5.25 inches. xi, 298 rough trimmed pages & 8 page catalogue to rear. Illustrated portrait frontispiece . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 7767.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Book of the Dead. Facsimiles of the Papyri of Hunefer, Anhai, Kerasher and Netchemet with Supplementary text from the papyrus of Nu, with transcripts, translations, etc

      British Museum, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Tall folio. British Museum, 1899. 3/4 leather. Collated. 16in. x 23.75in. (41cm x 60cm) Internally clean and unmarked. Rebacked with newer cloth back with new end papers. Original boards are moderately shelf worn (see pictures). This is a very large and heavy book, international buyers please contact for a shipping quote.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Das Aegyptische Verbum Im Altaegyptischen Neuaegyptischen Und Koptischen (Erster Band, Zweiter Band, Dritter Band & Indices)

      J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1899. ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS Titles translate to "The Egyptian Verb in ancient Egyptian, Late Egyptian and Coptic". Volumes 1 & 2 were published in 1899, Volume 3 (including index) was published in 1902. This is the first known published work by Kurt Sethe (considered one of the greatest philologists in Egyptology). Books are marble board bound with leather spines and corners. The leather has some modreate chipping and bumping at the edges, and the marble has some small spots of balding. Some of the gold-gilt titles at the spine have chipped away and have been restored with gold ink. Both the leather and marble are still bright and boldly coloured. Aside from some moderate foxing to the front and end papers, the contents of these books are in excellent condition. Pages are still crisp with only slight warpthem near the spine. The exterior of volume 2 has sustained the most wear; the front board is slightly bent upward, and the spine of this volume has begun to separate at the top, some glue residue is present. To maintain the integrity of the original condition, the spine has not been further repaired with modern glue for fear of chemical damage. We are extremly excited to be offering the original publication to the book-buying community. Contact us today for aditional information. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size. . German Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/n/a. Folio.

      [Bookseller: The Book Women]
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