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        Durch Afrika von Ost nach West. Resultate und Begebenheiten einer Reise von der Deutsch-Ostafrikanischen Küste bis zur Kongomündung in den Jahren 1893/94. 2. Auflage.,

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1899. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Titel gestempelt. Schnitt sowie die ersten u. letzten Bll. etw. stockfleckig. - Henze II, 375. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. Mit Titelbild, zahlr. tlw. ganzs. Abbildungen u. 2 mehrf. gefalt. Karten. XIII (1), 425 (1) S., Illustr.-OLwd. m. Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Moby Dick or The Whale (Famous Novels of the Sea)

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        In Case of Need (These May Come Handy): A Book of Pictorial & Versified Admonition

      Small, Maynard & Company, Boston 1899 - The 1899 1st edition of this uncommon (and wonderful) Ralph Bergengren children's book of illustrated "admonitions". G+ in its original pictorial cloth, with light wear along the panel edges, light soiling to the rear panel and one pronouced stain at the front panel's top-edge. Internally, very clean, with bright white pages and virtually no markings of any kind. Oblong quarto, 80 pgs. Beautifully illustrated thruout in rich black-and-whites. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        La Mode Pratique. Année 1899 - Tome VIII

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1899 - 1 vol. in-folio reliure demi-basane rouge, Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1899, 623-107 pp. avec 52 planches couleurs (héliogravure Fortier-Marotte) Bon état, pour cet exemplaire de l'année 1899, bien complet des 52 planches en couleur. Peu courant. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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      London: W.Thacker & Co., 1899. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 755pp; frontis., numerous b/w illus. Original blue cloth binding with gilt dec and titles. Minor wear to corners and ends of spine, but overall a very nice copy. Tipped-in on the rear endpaper is a hand-written letter, signed by Fred Jane, to a Mr. Laughton, thanking him for his comments and detailing some of the concerns Jane had in preparing the book. Pasted on to the rear free endpaper is a clipping from the Morning Post of 5 Feb 1904 commenting on the improvements made by the German Navy over the previous 20 years and comparing them to those of the Russian Navy. An interesting association copy of a scarce first edition..

      [Bookseller: Old Authors Bookshop]
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        An Ideal Husband. By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan

      Leonard Smithers and Co., London, 1899,, 1899. FIRST EDITION. 4to., pp. 213. Publisher's gilt-decorated light brown (mauve) cloth. Light edge wear, bumping to spine ends. covers very lightly soiled, spine sunned. Internally clean and fresh. Very Good indeed. Limited to 1000 copies. Mason.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Golliwogg in War!

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1899. Oblong quarto. Original red quarter cloth, pictorial paper upper board, decorative endpapers. With colour illustrations By Florence K. Upton. Owners name in pencil to verso of front free endpaper. Extremities rubbed, covers lightly stained, a vertical crease to the front free endpaper. Overall very good copy, tighter and brighter than is usually found. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Outdoor Pictures

      NY: Frederick A. Stokes. 1899. Hardcover. Very Good. Oblong folio, cloth-backed boards, clean unmarked text, illustrated, unpaginated. Very Good copy with soil, rubbing, and wear to the covers, including some loss to the tips and edges, binding tight. Very scare. Digital images available upon request. 1899.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Contes enfantins *

      Flammarion, Paris (1899). - Reliure L'un des 2 toile vert d'eau à coins 27 x 21, couvertures illustrées polychrome ? Signée A.D. Delisc. Petit crayonnage en tête avec bord frotté et quelques salissures aux plats. Etat général correct, sans être flamboyant avec de petites restaurations. L'ouvrage aurait paru un an après l' album "Des chats, images sans paroles", chez le même éditeur. Il s'agit ici d'une suite de 14 courtes histoires en images légendées, la dernière montée inversée après la table, préfigurant la vague de bandes dessinées qui s'abattra sur les générations suivantes. En outre, les deux avant dernières histoires ont leurs titres inversés, gravés sur bois de teintes différentes à chaque conte.Charmant malgré les défauts signalés. et si peu fréquent, qu'on lui pardonnera. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Goodness of Saint Rocque

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. 224 pp. Spine ends, corners bumped and worn. Moderate wear to boards. Green cloth boards, silver lettering, black decoration on spine, silver and black decoration on front board. Top edge tinted green. Library rules bookplate on front pastedown, library stamp on title page, no other stamps or markings. An important literary work in the field of African American literature, this collection of short stories was the second one by the author, and the first published work by an African American woman. Dunbar wrote extensively, and became an activist for African American and women's rights. ; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

      [Bookseller: Riverwash Books]
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      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1899. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; (200 x 140 mm). 17 Plates of adventurous scenes. All plates are present and Near Fine. Publisher's pictorial red cloth, lettered in silver. Small darkened spot to front cover, spine slightly faded. First American editon and a very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In Seven Parts

      London: Printed at the Ballantyne Press and sold by Hacon and Ricketts, 1899. Slim 8vo, xliv, [x1v, colophon] pp. Printed in red and black with a fine woodcut border and 7 fine woodcut initials. Full crushed dark blue morocco extra, upper cover and backstrip lettered in gilt, bookplate of Reginald Huth. Fine. Limited to 210 copies on paper, this copy in a perfect and appropriate binding by Rivire probably for Huth. One of the finest books of the press, and indeed of the period. Watry B-23.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Coming Battle; A Complete History of the National Banking Power in the United States

      W.B. CONKEY CO, CHICAGO 1899 - Gold gilt lettering on cover & spine, however, gilt is fading, sun-faded spine, general wear, small bookplate on inner front board, broken hinges, previous owner's name and date in pencil on front endpage, slight foxing, rubbed cover, and lightly soiled rear cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1899 EDITION: 483 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Original Watercolour prepared for the "Graphic", Titled]: "Soldiers Making Friends with Lascars on a P. & O. Transport. 'One touch of Nature'."

      1899 - 2 Nov 99. Grisaille watercolour on cardboard, heightened in white, ca. 16x21 cm (ca. 6 ¼ x 8 ¼ in), within hand drawn ink frame. Signed in watercolour on the lower margin, printed title (cut out of the magazine) tipped to the lower edge. From a sketch by F.C. Dickinson. Ink stamp "2 Nov 99" on verso. A very good watercolour. The watercolour was prepared for publication in "The Graphic" and shows a scene from the early period of the Second Boer War (11 October 1899 - 31 May 1902). A British soldier offers a cigarette to an East Indian sailor while on a P. & O. (The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company) ship bound for South Africa, where the war had started a month before. Percy Frederick Seaton Spence was an Australian artist, famous for his graphic works made for several noted Australian and British magazines (Sydney Daily Telegraph, Illustrated Sydney News, Punch, Black and White, The Graphic, et al.). He exhibited in the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, and the Royal Academy of Arts (RA); his works are held by the National Gallery (London), State Library of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the High Court of Australia, Canberra (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Facsimile of the Manuscript of Milton's Minor Poems. Preserved in the Library of Trinity College Cambridge. [Preface by William Aldis Wright]

      University Press, Cambridge, 1899Large folio, First and Sole Edition, on fine laid paper, with 47 fine separate large collotype facsimiles, each accompanied by a printed leaf bearing the transliterated text with variants and revisions as appropriate; disbound as issued, uncut, the collection housed in the publisher's original and substantial cloth portfolio, front lettered in gilt, gilt back, with original lock, the portfolio neatly and skilfully refurbished at several joints and the whole work in very good, clean state. Mild bookplate scar on inner cover of portfolio. In addition to the superb facsimiles, the work includes the editor's preface, and printed leaves of errata, notes and index. 'Each page of the MS. has been represented as far as possible by ordinary type, the words and letters printed in italic being those which in the MS. are struck out by the writer. It will be observed that some words in italic are underlined in the MS. This is to indicate that although they had been struck out they were to be restored. The peculiarities which could not be represented by the use of ordinary type are recorded in the Notes.' Preface. Milton's manuscript volume remains the chief treasure of the College Library. Extremely scarce. Stevens 304.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        The Poems

      London: Essex House Press,, 1899. According to the Text of the Original Copies, Including the Lyrics, Songs, and Snatches Found in His Dramas. Arranged and Carefully Collated with the Originals by F. S. Ellis. Quarto (227 × 169 mm). Contemporary Cosway-style binding by Bayntun, full green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with rose tools, boards elaborately blocked in blind with rose cornerpieces, miniature portrait of Shakespeare set in upper board, brown silk doublures and free endpapers, turn-ins gilt ruled, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved initials, chapter titles printed in red. Gift inscription to front blank. Excellent condition. The Essex House Press edition, one of only 450 numbered copies, finely bound in the Cosway style by Bayntun. The Essex House Press was founded in 1898 by Laurence Hodson and C. R. Ashbee in connection with the Guild of Handicraft and was intended as a successor to the Kelmscott Press. It was manned by former employees of the Kelmscott Press and took over much of that operation's equipment.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LES TIMBRES-POSTE SUISSES 1843-1862.

      - Paris, Hachette, 1899, 24x31. Belle reliure en demi chagrin bordeau à grands coins. Couverture d'origine conservée. Sur beau papier vélin non ébarbé. Nombreuses illustrations en couleurs et en noir. Quelques rousseurs, sinon très bon exemplaire. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Association Football

      London: George Newnes Limited , 1899. Inscribed on blank free endper '' To my son Walter, who has helped me in my football work N. L. Jackson. 27.10.99 ''. Collation, xii+412pp, 24pp publishers catalogue, 20 full page illustrations. Bound in original publishers green gilt cloth. Cloth very lightly rubbed, a few minor dent or abrasion marks. A very nice clean binding. Internally, occasional very light spot mark. Pages and illustrations clean throughout. A very nice clean signed copy.A48. Signed by Author. First Edition. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Robert Todd Lincoln Signs A Stock Certificate As The Executor Of The George Pullman Estate; He Went On To Lead The Railroad Car Company

      Signed stock certificate. 12? x 7 ¾?. November 17, 1899. No place. A Central Transportation Company stock certificate signed ?Robert T. Lincoln? and co-signed ?Norman B. Ream? as ?Executors under the Last Will and Testament of Geo. M. Pullman, deceased.? Four hundred shares of stock were issued to Pullman in 1885. The stock is in fine condition with a stamp cancellation on the front and no punch cancellations.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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      1899. 1. (MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR)illus. LES GAMINERIES PUNIES texte by E. Ducret. Paris: Nouvelle Librarie de la Jeunesse, no date, circa 1899. Folio (10 x 14"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light cover soil, tab end chipped else near Fine. First French edition of Bubenstreiche with new illustrations. Illustrated by Meggendorfer with 6 slatted transformation plates, each showing the results of naughty behavior by children: a child acting grown-up smokes a cigar and the next picture shows him getting sick, two girls fill an umbrella with water and the next picture shows a man opening the umbrella and getting drenched, a boy shoots a pebble and the next picture shows a man's monocle flying in the air, and more. Also illustrated in line on text pages clearly by Meggendorfer but his name does not appear in the book.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      1899. 1. (MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR)illus. TRICKS OF NAUGHTY BOYS. London: H. Grevel, no date [1899]. Folio (10 x 14"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slight cover soil, slight wear to paper near the tabs else Fine. First English edition of Bubenstreiche with new illustrations. Illustrated by Meggendorfer with 6 slatted transformation plates, each showing the results of naughty behavior by children: a child acting grown-up smokes a cigar and the next picture shows him getting sick, two girls fill an umbrella with water and the next picture shows a man opening the umbrella and getting drenched, a boy shoots a pebble and the next picture shows a man's monocle flying in the air, and more. Also illustrated in line on text pages.

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      1899. 1. (HUMPHREY,MAUD) ORIGINAL ART: GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS. This is a charming original watercolor by Maud Humphrey used on the cover (and also inside) of Gallant Little Patriots published by Frederick Stokes in 1899 as well as inside Little Heros & Heroines also published by Stokes in 1899. The image measures 7 1/2 wide x 8 1/2" high and matted, Done on illustration board that has some margin soil, otherwise fine, signed and dated 1898. The book features little children dressed as real American heroes and heroines. Depicted is a little boy dressed as an injured soldier, holding a cane and saluting. Two lovely girls are looking at him with admiration. Humphrey was one of the first great American women illustrators paving the way for Jessie Willcox Smith, Grace Drayton and the many other women illustrators of the early 20th century. Humphrey is also known for being HUMPHREY BOGART'S MOTHER (and in fact she used her son as a model for many of her pictures).

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      1899. 2. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. LITTLE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS by Mabel Humphrey. NY: Frederick Stokes, 1899. 4to (9 x 11 1/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light cover soil and edge wear else VG++. The stories by Mabel Humphrey describe children reinacting famous historical battles such as Dewey at Manila, Schley and Cook at the Bridge at Brooklyn, Raising of the flag at Santiago and others. The illustrations have military figures shown as little cherubic children dressed as adults (girls and boys). Illustrated by Humphrey with 6 wonderful full page chromolithographed plates (printed rectos only) plus many text illustrations done by Mabel Humphrey.

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        I funghi mangerecci e velenosi del Trentino.

      Consiglio Provinciale d'Agricoltura,, Trento, 1899 - Cm. 20,5, pp. 136 + 113 tavole f.t. di cui 110 a colori e una in fototipia (ciascuna protetta da velina). Legatura d'epoca posteriore in piena percallina verde con titoli in oro al dorso. Esemplare con frontespizio controfondato a lacunoso nella parte bassa, peraltro marginoso e genuino, con qualche nota manoscritta antica. Prima edizione in volume.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma 10 volume set

      J. M. DENT & CO., LONDON 1899 - this 10 volume set contains 2 vols of Pride & Prejudice, 2 vols of Sense & Sensibility, 2 of Emma, 2 of Mansfield Park, one each of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, each volume contains a color illustration by Brock on frontispiece, all of the spines have wear especially to top and bottom and sun faded that has turned them to a brownish color, gilt decorations to front and back of each volume as well as all the spines, Volume One has a bookplate from Bournemouth High School presenting the book to Annie Bennett for Sarah Presented by Mrs. Caldwell, pages yellowing, top edge gold gilt, clean text DATE PUBLISHED: 1899 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Victorian commemorative medal struck for Greater Britain Exhibition of 1899

      Melbourne,, 1899.. Brass medal, 31 mm. diameter, a little tarnished, small punch to upper rim for threading, good condition. Commemorative medal celebrating the voyages of Captain Cook, struck for the Greater Britain Exhibition held in Melbourne during 1888-89. Attracting an estimated two million visitors over two years, the Melbourne Exhibition of 1888-89 celebrated the wealth and optimism of the colony, with displays from over 40 countries.Klenman notes that the medal was actually struck on site at the exhibition in a special display booth, and then sold as a souvenir. The medal celebrates both the discovery of the east coast of Australia, and the independence of Victoria from New South Wales (the obverse reads 'Captain Cook Landed 1770. Victoria Separate Colony 1851'). This example has been punched for threading and use as a pendant.Klenman, 13.

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        The Gold Star Line

      Ward Lock and Co, UK 1899 - London, Ward Lock & Co, 1899. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is near fine with some wear to boards primarily the front lower corner, bumping to the spine tips and some wear to the lower board. Pencil name to verso of FFEP. Offsetting to endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, PBFA]
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        Notre Ami Le Chat

      Paul Megnin. Paris, J. Rothschild Editeur, 1899. Preface by De Francois Coppee. The edition contains 200 illustrations and 5 etchings: Manet 'Le Chat et les Fleurs', Lambert 'Jeux des Chats', Amand Gautier 'La Mere-Chatte', Crafty 'Vauriens a la Poursuite du Chat', and 'Le Dejeuner' by Champfleury after Burbanck. In the original decorated binding, in very good conditions; inside a split run between the front cover and the space page, but the book still solid attached to the spine. The book is in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        The United States Army and Navy (Many Full Page Color Chromolithograph Plates)

      Akron, Ohio: Werner Company, 1899. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full decorative cloth. 14x18 inches wide. Illustrated with 43 full color lithographs which are suitable for framing. 232 pages of descriptive text. Slightly age toned. Photos available upon request. Just an excellent survival of these historic images. Overall in VERY GOOD condition.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        War is Kind by Stephen Crane

      NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated gray boards. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 96 pages. 8vo, 21 x 1231/2 cm. Six full-page and front cover illustration by Bradley with numerous decorations in the text. Printed on dark gray stock with covers to match. Title page, illustrations and decorations are by Bradley. He also arranged the layout of the book. Later editions were in a smaller format. BOMBACE A42. Clean interior, minor extremity rubbing, spine darkening, bookplate.

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        The Works

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1899-1903-1908. A Genealogy of Morals; Thus Spake Zarathustra; The Case of Wagner; Nietzsche Contra Wagner; The Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist; The Dawn of Day. Translated by Thomas Common. 4 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, Art Nouveau floral patterns in blind to cloth, black endpapers, edges untrimmed. Boards slightly rubbed and bumped, a little wear at extremities, edges of contents toned First English language editions, first impressions save for Thus Spake Zarathustra, which is a second impression.

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        Henry Irving: A Record and Review

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1899. Rebound in full gilt decorated red leather by Riviere (signed) in a Cosway type binding. Elaborate gilt work to spine which is divided by hubs into six compartments. Same gilt work to front panel with oval portrait of Henry Irving. Gilt edges. Gilt dentelles with marbled endpapers. Housed in maroon cloth slipcase. Some minor scuffs and very slight darkening to spine. A wonderful production. Scans available.. 1st. Leather. Near Fine. 8 Vo.

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        The Valley of Light - Studies with Pen and Pencil in the Vaudois Valleys of Piedmont

      London; MacMillan, 1899. 1st Edition. Folding color frontis map. Subjects; Northern Italy - Travel and Exploration - Nineteenth Century. Good copy+ in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands; front panel somewhat stained. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        True Blue. Stirring Stories of Naval Academy Life. Clif Faraday in Command; or, the Fight of His Life. By Ensign Clarke Fitch, U.S.N. Naval Stories by a Naval Officer No. 39, February 4, 1899

      (NY: Street & Smith), 1899. first edition; 60, [4] pp., original illustrated paper wrappers, text browned, small indentation to fore edge, else very good. Photos available upon request.

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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

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      1899. A Story of San Francisco. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. 4 pp undated ads. Original red cloth decorated in white. First Edition (with the title page in a three-panel single line border, and with "moment" the last word on p. 106; copies of the revised second printing unfortunately get mistaken as first editions). This copy is in the third and usual state, with the signature-25 in proper sequence (some copies got out with an error).~Frank Norris's masterpiece is McTEAGUE. It is the most purely Zola-esque novel in English, with its cold, careful study of the growing devastation wrought by miserliness on the lives of the Polk Street dentist and his wife. As a motion picture, under the name of "Greed," it was almost equally effective, and gave Zasu Pitts almost her only opportunity as a tragedian. [K&H]~Though the tale's end has been criticized as melodramatic, it is not easy to forget the final scene in which McTeague, fleeing after murdering his wife, stands handcuffed in Death Valley to the pursuer whom he has just killed -- awaiting starvation.~McTEAGUE was bound in red cloth that unfortunately was stamped in white pigment rather than gilt. This white pigment has proven, over the past century, to flake away notoriously: most copies now are missing much of this stamping, and many have spines that have become totally illegible. This copy is an unusual survivor, with all of the white pigment present; the volume is near-fine, with little external wear or soil; there is a faint shadow on the title page from a once-inserted slip of (most likely) newspaper. McTEAGUE is rather scarce in this condition. Blanck 15031; McElrath A3.1.a.1; a Johnson High Spot.

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        The Book of Household ManagementÖ

      London,: Ward, Lock & Co.,, 1899.. Small thick octavo, colour plates (some folding) and many illustrations throughout the text; a very good copy in the original red cloth, rebacked retaining original spine, all edges gilt. The "New Edition" of the 19th century domestic classic. This edition was entirely revised in 1888 to include, the preface states, "American and Colonial Dishes. In the recipes for the latter will be found some foods not yet introduced here, as, for instance, the Australian wallaby and parrots".In fact this edition has an entire chapter on Australian cooking, including "General Observations on Australian Cookery", and recipes for ten "Australian" dishes including roast wallaby, parrot pie, curried kangaroo tails and fricasseed kangaroo tails, all of which are illustrated. There is also an illustration of the "Australian Kitchen".

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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

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      (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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