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        Sense and Sensibility. With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs and Illustrations by Chris Hammond.

      London: George Allen, 1899. . First edition thus, 8vo, xxviii, 389, (1) pp. Black and white illustrations. Original gilt decorated green cloth, a.e.g., an excellent bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        GHOSTS: BEING THE EXPERIENCES OF FLAXMAN LOW

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited,. 1899. original green cloth, front panel stamped in brown, yellow and black, spine panel stamped in gold.. Top edge of pages a bit dusty, some rubbing to edges of cloth,. several spots along lower edge of outer front joint, upper corner. tips gently bumped, a nearly fine copy. A very pretty copy of a. scarce book seldom found such nice condition. (#134649). First edition. Collects the twelve Flaxman Low psychic detective ghost stories first published in two series of six stories each in PEARSON'S MAGAZINE in 1898 and 1899 under the pen name of "E. and H. Heron." "Series of hauntings investigated by Flaxman Low, an occult Sherlock Holmes, culminating in a confrontation with his Moriarty, the evil Dr. Kalmarkane." - Robert Knowlton. "Probably the first important adventures of an occult detective, if Le Fanu's Dr. Hesselius is momentarily overlooked ... Derivative from Doyle, but important historically, despite commercial level." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 799. "A landmark contribution to horror fiction." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 334. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 151. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-85. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 178. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, pp. 253-54. Bleiler (1978), p. 99. Reginald 11896.

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        The Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, VolumesI to XVII, January 1891 toJune 1899

      June 1899., 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The firstseventeen volumes of the collected monthly Strand Magazines, uniformly bound in crushed morocco bindings. Adorned with hundreds of illustrations in the text throughout from numerous contributors. Seventeenconsecutive volumes all present, each complete in its own right. The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues, though the first issue was on sale well before Christmas 1890. Its immediate popularity is evidenced by an initial sale of nearly 300,000. Sales increased in the early months, before settling down to a circulation of almost 500,000 copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s. The Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle were first published in The Strand with illustrations by Sidney Paget. With the serialisation of Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, sales reached their peak. Readers lined up outside the magazine's offices, waiting to get the next instalment. The A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief, stories of Ernest William Hornung first appeared in The Strand in the 1890s. Other contributors included Grant Allen, Margery Allingham, J. E. Preston Muddock, H. G. Wells, E. C. Bentley, Agatha Christie, C. B. Fry, Walter Goodman, E. Nesbit, W. W. Jacobs, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Morrison, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georges Simenon, Edgar Wallace, Max Beerbohm, P. G. Wodehouse, Dornford Yates and even Winston Churchill. In addition to the many fiction pieces and illustrations, The Strand was also known for some time as the source of ground-breaking brain teasers, under a column called Perplexities, first written by Henry Dudeney. Containing first editions of the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, as well as the The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Sir George Newnes,wasanewspaper proprietor and politician. On 24 August 1881, reading the Manchester Evening News, Newnes's attention was arrested by an item, A runaway train. In that moment he conceived the idea of a journal made up entirely of entertaining and interesting anecdotestit-bits as he called them. He failed to obtain outside financial backing for his idea, but scraped together sufficient to produce the first number of his weekly journal, which appeared on 22 October 1881. Within two hours he had sold 5000 copies. Tit-Bits was to be the matrix of twentieth-century popular journalism. A man of business, all bustle and energy, by bold innovationprize competitions, free insurance schemes, and treasure huntsand an unerring sense of the prejudices and preferences of his lower middle-class readers, Newnes ensured his journal's commercial success. But he sought also to improve the literary diet of the masses. It was his earnest hope that readers of Tit-Bits, saved at least from reading the worst, might develop an interest in better forms of literature. A token of his earnestness was the way he scrutinised every line printed, and he would remove anything he thought unduly lurid, sensational, or smutty. It was H. Greenhough Smith who gave Newnes the idea that was to become The Strand Magazinea monthly, each issue complete in itself, like a book, all stories and articles lavishly illustrated. The first number appeared in January 1891, and the print of 300,000 sold out completely. Monthly sales were soon to exceed half a million, and The Strand became a perennial best-seller. The magazine exercised an important and beneficial influence upon English short-story writing. It also created and enhanced the reputations of many graphic artists, like Sidney Paget (18601908), the first illustrator of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, Sherlock Holmes. (DNB)Condition: Incrushed moroccobindings, with gilt lettering to the spines. Externallygenerally sound, although rubbed withsome wear to the spines. Rear hinge to volume fifteenis slightly strained but holding firm. Internally, each volume is firmly bound. L.

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        ORIENTATIONS

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. As usually the case with this book, the weak hinges are cracked, in this case with complete paper separation though both covers are still tight. The text of this title is often found browned, but here it is bright and clean but for the endpapers and the half title page, though with no serious effect on Maugham's inscription. The front free endpaper is detached but present. The dark green cloth with black lettering is fresh and bright. Very Good with a singularly superb inscription. The second issue of three with edges trimmed smooth. There was no American edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half title page incorporating the printed title of the book in the inscription: "These are quite the author's/first stories & were written/when he was very, very/young & did not know/how to write./ORIENTATIONS/by/W. Somerset Maugham." A scarce title by Maugham, his first book of short stories, rarely found signed let alone with such a fabulous inscription.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        BAIREI KACHO^ GAFU 2 vols

      1899. Good. [EHON] Kono BAIREI, artist. BAIREI KACHO GAFU 2 vols. Tokyo: Okura Shoten, Meiji 32 [1899]. Large format books of oban-size color woodcut images, each sealed "Bairei." 37 x 25 cm (24 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches). Each of the volumes is comprised of 25 images, for a total of 50, that show birds throughout the changing seasons (vol. 1: Spring & Summer, vol. 2: Fall & Winter). The designs are fresh and lively - perhaps the finest of the large-format bird compilations of mid to late Meiji era Japan, and certainly the scarcest. This copy, a very good printing with lovely colors, is very clean. Mitchell 217 references this printing (seen by him) as a re-issue of the Okura edition of 1883. Both issues are very unusual. Complete, with the original printed fukuro dust-covers.

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        Dracula

      New York, NY: Doubleday and McClure Co, 1899. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x7.5. (full book description) Doubleday and McClure Co, New York, NY, 1899. 1st American Ed VG-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x7.5", 378pgs(notes). Brown cloth, dark blue front cover and spine lettering, pictorial front cover design with dark brown, regular brown cloth and dark blue castle with gold sun rising next to castle and 8 bats flying in the sky. True First American Edition as it has 3 lines at foot of Title Page as follows Line 1. New York, Line 2. Doubleday & McClure Co., Line 3. 1899. 1/8" brown spot head of spine, 1/4" cloth outer layer tear bottom front spine edge, cloth rubbed at spine edges, nicked at fore-edge corner tips, cover bottom fore-edge corners very lightly bumped, spine cloth slightly browned, ink owner name inside both covers, erasure mark inside front cover, pages 180-181 partly browned from news item once stored there,faint 1/8" brown spot on pages ii-vii, o.w. a clean copy. Pages uncut. Rest text pages bright and in Near Fine condition. Great Copy! 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        The Scarlet City. Being the adventures of John Franklyn and his friend Anthony Fuller: In and out and round about the Wicked World in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

      London, Sands and Company. 1899, 1899. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth decorated and titled in red and white. Cloth slightly darkened and a trifle rubbed to extremities but showing remarkably well, an attractive solid book. Inscribed by the author's both pseudonymously and with their real names to Samuel Garcia Asher, whose bookplate graces the pastedown in all its armorial glory and who in addition to being a fellow of the Royal Zoological Society and a notable book collector also lived in Berkeley Square just a couple of doors down from Maggs Brothers.

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        The Penycuik Experiments

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1899. 1st ed., 1899. 8vo. xciii, 177 pp. 46 figs., including many B & W photographs of zebras, zebra-horse crosses. Original zebra skin patterned cloth with gilt titles. Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh from 1882-1927 and a prominent geneticist, Cossar Ewart crossed a zebra stallion with pony mares in order to disprove telegony, a theory which states that if a female mates with more than one male the later offspring will inherit characteristics from the earlier sires. The zebra-horse hybrids were brown with faint stripes. When the same mares were subsequently mated with a pony, the resulting foals showed none of the markings or temperamental characteristics of a zebra. A secondary aim of these experiments was to produce a draught animal for South Africa that was less subject to local diseases and more tractable than a mule. Cossar Ewart writes affectionately about his animals and appreciated their different personalities. The Penycuik Experiments is an important scientific document of pioneering significance in the areas of breeding and genetics. The book has a darkened spine with some wear at the spinal extremities, some slight evidence of bookplate removal from front pastedown else very good plus. The zebra-patterned cloth cover is quite dramatic. Rare.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS IN THIRTY-FOUR VOLUMES. With Introduction, General Essay, and Notes by Andrew Lang. With the Two Volume Set of John Forster’s THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS

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

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        SECONDA SPEDIZIONE BOTTEGO. L'OMO. VIAGGIO DI UN ESPLORATORE NELL'AFRICA ORIENTALE

      Milano Hoepli 1899 In-ottavo grande (260x180mm), pp. XVI, 650, (2) Legatura coeva in mezza tela. Titolo oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati.. Un ritratto del Bòttego in fototipia all'antiporta, 141 illustrazioni in fototipia e in xilografia intercalate n.t., 11 tavv. f.t. e 9 carte a colori f.t., di cui 7 ripiegate f.t. (Ganana, Daua, Lago Regina Margherita e Lago Ciamò, itinerario dell'Omo al Tirgol e al Giubà, Alto Sobat e, infine, carta d'insieme degli itinerari della seconda spedizione Bòttego); le altre due carte, rispettivamente dell'itinerario di Maurizio Sacchi attraverso in Tertale e delle geologia e litologia delle regioni toccate nella spedizione, sono ripiegate tra le pp. 500-501 e 594-595. Sempre tra le pp. 500-501, una tabella ripiegata di osservazioni meteorologiche. Numerose altre tabelle n.t. Perfetto esemplare . Rara prima edizione dell'importantissimo resoconto della seconda spedizione del Bòttego nella regine etiopica della valle dell'Omo, eccezionalmente ricco di informazioni geografiche, etnografiche e scientifiche. Vittorio Bòttego (San Lazzaro Parmense, 1860-Jellem, 1897), ufficiale del Regio Esercito Italiano, fu tra i massimi esploratori italiani dell'Africa Orientale. Bottego richiese il trasferimento nella costituenda Colonia Eritrea nel 1887 allo scopo di condurre spedizioni scientifico-geografiche; le prime spedizioni riguardarono la Dancalia, regione allora quasi inaccessibile e dal clima incredibilmente caldo e secco. Tornato ad Assab, il Bottego intraprese in seguito ulteriori spedizioni nella regione del Giuba, iniziando al contempo a raccogliere esemplari di animali, piante ed altri materiali scientifici e ad inviarli a Parma per quello che diventerà il Museo Eritreo Bottego, oggi incluso nel Museo di Storia Naturale della città. Egli pubblicò un primo resoconto di queste esplorazioni nel libro "Il Giuba Esplorato", in cui non risparmiò critiche all'occupazione italiana di quelle regioni, ma fornì anche notevole materiale geografico e scientifico. Dopo un breve ritorno in Italia, ripartì per una nuova spedizione al fine di determinare una pianta del complesso corso del fiume Omo, che discese dal lago Pagadé al Lago Rodolfo (Lago Turkana), risolvendo il mistero della sua foce. Tentò di proseguire l'esplorazione del territorio etiopico nella regione del Galla, ma dovette soccombere in un'imboscata a Jellem il 17 marzo 1897. Il Vannutelli e il Citerni, superstiti della spedizione, si incaricarono di esporre nella presente opera le importantissime nuove acquisizioni geografiche e scientifiche realizzate in essa. In fine, nutrite appendici con osservazioni astronomiche, meteorologiche, geologiche e naturalistiche. Pubblicazione sotto gli auspici della Società Geografica Italiana, il cui Presidente, Giacomo Doria, è autore della prefazione. Manca al Fossati Bellani.

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        Two Women in the Klondike

      New York USA: G.P. Putnam, 1899 - Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:66924. slight rubbing of corners, small watermark across bottom of all pages, slight foxing on first and last few pages, b/w plates throughout, pocket on back endpaper with map of Alaska and the Yukon, gilt top edge, deckle, 485pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        McTeague

      Doubleday & McClure, New York, 1899. McTeague by Frank Norris. First edition, first issue in original red cloth with blind stamped white lettering and borders. Publisher: Doubleday & McClure, New York, 1899. First issue with “moment” as the last word on page 106. Binding is in very good condition, darkening to the spine, intermittent . small vertical chips, not effecting the lettering on the spine. Contents clean. 442 pages. plus ad for this edition in back. Inventory #12-281. Price: $1000.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        An Ideal Husband

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co,, 1899. Small quarto. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and leaf devices to boards gilt. A little rubbed at extremities, spine very slightly faded. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        AN IDEAL HUSBAND. "By The Author of LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN."

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899.. Small quarto. In unsigned three quarter green morocco of recent vintage, raised bands, marbled endsheets, t.e.g., with gilt floral device in spine compartment, crowned by red petals. Usual faint uniform tanning to the textblock, otherwise a very good to fine copy. First edition, trade issue. One of one thousand copies printed. MASON/MILLARD 385.

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        The Conduct of War

      London - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Ltd, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Colmar Freiherr Von Der Goltz's influential military work. In English, translated by Major G. F. Leverson. Containing the author's views 'as to the conduct of the principle strategical and tactical operations of war. ' Intended to be 'a short and convenient introduction to a deeper study of the rules which should underlie the direction of the ever-varying incidents of modern fighting'. With an extensive publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        NAPHTA. Organ des Gal. Landes Petroleum Vereines für die Petroleum- u. Erdwachs-Industrie (od. auch Zeitschrift für die Petroleum-Industrie und Bohrtechnik). Hrsg. v. R. ZALOZIECKI

      Lemberg, 1899-1907.. Jg. 7-9, 11-15 (pro Jg. 24 Hefte). Zus. 8 Bde. gr.-8°. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Plan u. mehreren (dav. 1 mehrf. gefalt.) Taf. HLn. d. Zt. Tit. gestemp.

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        FROM PLOTZK TO BOSTON

      1899. Paperback. Acceptable. ANTIN, Mary. FROM PLOTZK TO BOSTON. With a Foreword by Israel ZANGWILL. Boston: W. B. Clarke & Co., 1899. First edition. 80 pp. 8vo., light reddish brown wrappers printed in black. Extremities of wrappers chipped, darkened. An acceptable copy of a fragile item. Included in the Masterworks of Modern Jewish Writing Series in 1986. This is a first edition of Antin's first book, a record of her voyage from her native Plotzk, White Russia, to America. Mary[ashe] Antin (1881-1949) spent her childhood in a small town in the pale. Like other immigrant children, in the days when grade levels were determined by competence in English rather than age, thirteen year old Antin squeezed herself into a desk meant for a kindergarten child. Her intelligence and evident literary gifts quickly impressed her teachers. Eager to demonstrate how much an immigrant child could accomplish in only four months, one of Antin's teachers sent her composition "Snow" to the periodical Primary Education. After seeing her name in print for the first time, Antin was determined to become a writer. She attended the Girl's Latin School of Boston, and later New York Teacher's College of Columbia University. Incredibly, FROM PLOTZK TO BOSTON was written when the author was only eleven years old! "...it was at that age that she first wrote the thing in Yiddish, though she was thirteen when she translated it into English" (Israel Zangwill, Foreword, p. 7). Antin's story bravely articulated the Jewish immigrant experience - "for, despite the noble spirit in which the Jews of America have grappled with the invasion, we still know too little of the feelings of the people themselves" (ibid). Thirteen years later, Antin would publish the work for which she would be best remembered, her autobiography entitled THE PROMISED LAND (UJE, Volume 1, 337). Jewish Women in America, Volume 1.

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        Ein Heldenleben: Tondichtung fur grosses Orchester

      Leipzig: F. E. C. Leuckart, 1899. First Edition. Cloth. Good. Folio - 14.5 X 11 inches. 139 pp. Large folio, full score. Cream-colored linen with smudging and wear to extremities, with bright gilt lettering to spine and boards. Pages somewhat tanned with soiling at page grabs and some flattened-out creasing. Conductor's marks in red and blue have been erased fairly effectively. Leaf 91-92 has been torn and repaired with tape, which should be removed and repaired with archival methods. Previous owner's stamp on title page. The title page is a beautiful presentation with decorative type in deep forest-green type. The engraved performance rights warning has been written out and signed by Strauss. At top of TP: ''Wilhelm Mengelberg und dem Concertgebouw-Orchester in Amsterdam gewidmet.'' At bottom: ''Lith. Anst. v. C.G. Roder, Liepzig. Plate number F.E.C.L. 5200. Probably released simultaneously with the studienparitur (quarto) and piano four-hand edition.

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        Når vi døde vågner.

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

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        THE UNIVERSAL ANTHOLOGY

      1899, 33 volume complete set, THE UNIVERSAL ANTHOLOGY - MANUSCRIPT EDITION #10 of 26, very scarce indeed.  Edited by Richard Garnett, published by The Clarke Company, London and Merrill & Baker, New York, et. al. Large full crimson morocco volumes adorned with floral corner motifs with gilt.  Gilt monograms on center face of inner leather doublures, descriptive tissue guards, old owners bookplates, clean, tight, no foxing or stains,  light even sunning to spines, gorgeous supple leather, color frontispieces with black and white engravings through out, t.e.g., all are very good to near fine, two having very minor restorations to spines, all as shown. The very best of ancient, modern and medieval literature, all with biographical and explanatory notes, these are investment worthy volumes. Over five feet of shelving for this set, all 8 x 10 inches.  Authors include Andrew Lang, Ceasar, Voltaire, Anthony and Cleopatra, etc., writings such as The Fairwell Address of George Washington, wide variety of subject matter.  See the many photos provided, ask any questions.  Thank you for viewing, see our other fine books for sale.

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        Sports and Games in the Open Pictured by

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First edition. Owner?s name to front pastedown, small tears to two flaps of portfolio, still a very pleasing copy. Folio.

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        Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe from the 16th to the 19th Century

      Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son Publishers, c 1899. Edition de L'‹toile, Number 80 of 200 numbered copies, printed on Japanese Vellum. 24 vols., 8vo. with 160 illustrations, including hand-colored frontispieces and photogravure plates throughout, all in double-suite in sepia and Hand-colored. Bound in full green morocco, gilt spine with red leather onlays, minor fading and rubbing to spines, with magnificent doublures of green morocco with brown inlaid morocco arabesque design on front and back pastedowns, with moire silk endpapers, a.e.g. by Barrie . Consists of 'secret memoirs" of Marie Antoinette, Empress Josephine, Henry Swinburne, Marguerite de Valois, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Madame de Montespan, William II of Germany and Francis Joseph, the Courts of St. Petersburg, Austria, St. Cloud, Berlin, Sweden and Denmark and the royal family of France during the Revolution

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        Three Elegies. Lycidas by John Milton. Adonais by Percy B. Shelley. Thyrsis by Mathew Arnold

      n.p.: At the Ashendene Press, 1899. (ASHENDENE PRESS) Number 18 of 50 copies printed from Fells english type. 4to. viii, 49 pp. Full blue cloth preserving original printed tan wrappers. With Newbegin's San Fransisco label at back. Ashendene Bibliography X; Ransom #11 . "The last book printed on the Ashendene Press before its removal to Shelley House, Chelsea..."

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        The River War

      This is a superlative jacketed copy of the rarest reprint of The River War. 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 the original dust jackets, but most scarce is the dust jacket for this 1940 printing - the only wartime printing. The dust jacket is unique to this printing. Survival rate for these jackets is quite low, likely owing to the thin, white paper on which they were printed. The condition of this jacket is the very best we have ever seen, with a fine book beneath. The pale purple binding is bright and clean with square corners and just a little discoloration at the base of the spine corresponding to a small chip in the dust jacket. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting. There is a single inked owner inscription in beautiful script dated "July 18, 1942" on the front pastedown. The dust jacket is a treat - unclipped, bright, and with only trivial wear. Losses are confined to trivial corner wear with the exception of a .25 inch chip at the lower rear hinge. Two 1 inch closed tears are located at the upper rear hinge and at the rear flap fold. Very light soiling to the white panels. Overall a truly superior jacketed example of this scarce and fragile edition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.c, Woods/ICS A2(da.3), Langworth p.33.

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        Library Catalogue. Travel Adventure and Sport [Cover title]

      [New York City: A. Edward Pond, ca. 1899]. (POND, A. EDWARD) 12mo. 8 half tone reproductions from "Kinloch's Big Game." [32] unnumbered pages. Pictorial blue grey stiff boards. Guillotined; internally fine. With New York Public Library acquisition stamp dated 14 November 1902 from Mrs. Josephine D.R. Pond. OCLC, one copy (Yale) . Signed A. Edward Pond upper right of front cover. Private library catalogue of sporting (chiefly Africa, Asia, and western America) and travel, with some military histories and standard works of history and literature, approximately 500 titles listed alphabetically by title. The illustrations correspond to plates in Kinloch, Large Game Shooting in Thibet, an edition of which is noted here. Rare

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        The Highest Andes a Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys, with Chapters by Stuart Vines, M.A., F.R.G.S. And Contributions by Professor Bonney, D.Sc., Ll.D, F.R.S, G.C. Crick, F.G.S., R.I. Pocock, G.A.Boulenger, F.R.S., I.H. Burkhill, Philip Gosse

      London: Methuen & Co 1899, 1st Edition. () [xvi],390pp. Near fine. Octavo. Red cloth-bound boards; title and ornament in gilt. Spine title in gilt; some darkening to spine, minor shelf wear to crown and foot. Several small spots to boards. Top edge in gilt. Some foxing to edges and throughout text block. Frontispiece with tissue guard + 52 plates from photographs. 2 fold out maps at rear. Neate F37. Fitzgeral completed the ascent but was noted as climbing poorly and never climbed again afterwards..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Uitlanders and Colonists who fought for the Flag, 1899, 1900.

      The Goch Studio, Pritchard Street, Johannesburg - A series of 110 first class collotype photographs, illustrating life with The Imperial Light Horse and other South African Volunteer Regiments. In contemporary red cloth, beveled edges, blind tooling, embossed titles, a couple of small stains, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spine has no title. Internally, pink endpapers, hinges professionally strengthened, ink inscription to fep (Hester Powell from her affectionate Cousin S Poole, Cheviot Natal South Africa Christmas 1903), not dated but c1900/01, not paginated, with the original tissue guards for each leaf, [4], 29 leaves of plates, 2 of which are double, 1 which has been professionally strengthened at fold, 110 images of soldiers going to War, some offsetting from red cloth to margins of a few leaves at end but not detracting. Regiments include, Imperial Light Horse, Bethune's Mounted Infantry, Natal Carabineers, South Africa Light Horse, Border Mounted Rifles, Natal Field Artillery, Brabant's Horse etc etc, Oblong 27.5*21 cm. Very rare no listing at COPAC, WorldCat shows a copy ay Melbourne and a South Africa institution only! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poems of William Shakespeare, According to the Text of the Original Copies, Including the Lyrics, Songs, and Snatches Found in His Dramas

      London: Essex House Press, 1899. Hard Cover. Very Good. Reginald Savage. Reginald Savage. Hard Cover. Number 53 of 450 copies. The colophon states that the text was arranged and carefully collated with the originals by F.S. Ellis. This is a particularly lovely work from the Essex House Press, with a frontispiece illustration by Reginald Savage and beautiful decorated initials throughout. Bound in original stiff cream vellum with cloth ties. Vellum is soiled, spine darkened, and boards bowed as is typical with vellum. Fragile ties have torn and are shortened. Bright interior pages printed in black with red titles. In very good condition. 253 pages. PRI/040313.

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

      London; John Murray 1899, 1899. Second edition, revised 8th impression. 2 volumes, 8vo., 229 x 140mm. Illustrated with 43 drawings and tables within the text. Both volumes fine in publisher's gilt titled bottle green cloth with blind borders to boards. Some occasional spotting within. Both volumes unopened in near fine examples of the scarce dustjackets. Minor wear to spine ends, slight dulling to spine panels, one small closed tear to top hinge of volume II. Some minor spotting and foxing. Extremely clean and handsome copies in an obviously unread state with their ORIGINAL 19th CENTURY JACKETS. Freeman; 898

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        THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      Longmans, Green & Co. London.,1899. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.2 inches). Portrait frontis' of Viscount Cromer in volume one, and Lord Kitchener in volume two. Illustrated throughout with 56 mono plates, mostly by Angus McNeil of the Seaforth highlanders, and 34 maps, 20 of these fold out. With the corrected text -- inverted comma present on page 459 of volume 2. 32pp publishers catalogue at end of volume one dated 10/99. A very bright clean copy with many gatherings still unopened. In the publishers dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations to front boards and spines. Black coated endpapers. Inner hinges are cracked but both volumes still firm and tight. The cloth at the top and bottom quarter inch of both spines has been neatly strengthened with dark blue cloth to match. Overall a very good copy of this important work. Churchill's second book. Only 2003 copies were published on 6th November 1899.:.

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        The River War

      Longman's Green & Co. This is the first one-volume edition of Churchill's second book. It was originally published as a two-volume edition in 1899. In 1902 Churchill (by then a new member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of the criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. There is also a new Preface. *All* of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. Claiming that Allah had selected him as the true Mahdi, he found fertile political ground in the resentment of the inhabitants toward the corruption and oppression by Egyptian rulers who had long dominated the region. Economic and political problems in Egypt further strengthened the Mahdi's hand, enabling the Mahdi's forces and followers to occupy most of the Sudan. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defence of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. This book offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in a distinctly 19th century world. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called by some the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. Because it was significantly revised and because all subsequent editions to date are based on this text, this 1902 first abridged and revised edition is as important and desirable as any in the Churchill canon. This first one-volume edition had only a single printing of just 1,003 copies, and so is considerably more scarce than the first edition. This edition has the same distinctive gilt decoration of the Mahdi's Tomb and gunboat as the first edition, but is bound in red cloth. Offered here is a very good+ copy. The red cloth binding is clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and only trivial wear to extremities. The boards are bright and clean with strong, even red color and very bright gilt on the front cover. The spine cloth is lightly sunned with some wrinkling at the head and tail, but retains strong gilt, even red color, and very good shelf appearance. The contents are bright and tight. The original black endpapers are intact and in perfect condition. The protective tissue cover at the frontispiece is intact, as are all of the extensive maps and plans. Spotting proved endemic to this edition. Here modest spotting is substantially confined to the prelims and the text block edges. Overall an excellent example of a scarce and desirable edition. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.2, Woods/ICS A2(b), Langworth p.30.

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        THE WORKS

      New York: P. F. Collier & Son Company, 1899. Harper & Brothers Edition.. Hardcover. 203 x 133 mm (8 x 5 1/4"). 25 volumes. "Harper & Brothers Edition.". Original dark grayish-blue cloth boards, flat spines with gilt decoration and titling. With 39 plates depicting scenes from the works. Trivial marks to cloth, extremities with just a hint of rubbing, a dozen leaves with minor foxing or stains, but generally in fine condition, clean and fresh internally, in solid bindings showing only insignificant signs of use. The quintessential American writer Samuel L. Clemens (1835-1910), known better to the world as "Mark Twain," took what Day describes as "the authentic American idiom and 'just folks' American attitude" to produce works of lasting literary significance which are also memorably amusing. Enormously popular and highly respected, he had the rare gift of writing novels that combine profound commentary on social ills with captivating story-telling and humor that ranged from touching to outrageous. All of Twain's best-loved novels are present, as well as volumes of short stories, travel writing, literary essays, and a work on Christian Science. A fine reader's set at an advantageous price.

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        The Writings of Mark Twain. The works include: The Innocents Abroad, The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, etc

      New York:P.F. Collier and Son Company, 1899-1917., 1899. The Author's National Edition, also the Harper and Brothers Edition. Complete in 25 volumes; 8vo. Illustrated and with Prefaces. A very handsome set in publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles and gilt to spines.

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        IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA

      London. 1899.. xxiv,241pp. plus nine plates and forty-one stereoscopic views. Half title. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered cover and spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Small bookseller's label on front free endpaper. Binder's label on rear pastedown. Moderately browned. Front hinge weak. Good. From an edition limited to 150 copies. Most of the book is devoted to this British author's travels in the West in the 1890s. He visited Yellowstone, San Francisco, Yosemite, Salt Lake, and the natural attractions of Utah. Aside from being a scarce western travel narrative, this is an interesting photographic item. The stereo viewer found in the rear can be employed in studying the plates bound in the book for three-dimensional viewing. A scarce book, seldom met with. FLAKE 6416.

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        The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray, 1899. Sixth edition. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj. VGC.John Murray,1899.Sixth edition,Fifty-sixth Thousand.Hardback rebound in decorative front and back covers with quarter leather spine(a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the spine and cover) in VGC, no Dj.Illustrated with a b/w folded diagram tree.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges, gilt edges on the outer edge of the pages,small tear on the edge of the half-title page,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.448pp including Additions and corrections, to the sixth edition,historical sketch,glossary of scientific terms,index.A collectable book.

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        The Theory of the Leisure Class. An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions

      New York: The Macmillan Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Thorstein Veblen's analysis of the social and economic structure of society. A highly influential work, in The Theory of the Leisure Class Veblen introduced, among other ideas, the now ubiquitous concept of "conspicuous consumption." Veblen's "first book, The Theory of the Leisure Class, subtitled An Economic Study of Institutions, was published in 1899. Still read today, it represents the essence of most of his thinking. Veblen sought to apply Darwin's evolutionism to the study of modern economic life. The industrial system, he wrote, required men to be diligent, efficient, and cooperative, while those who ruled the business world were concerned with making money and displaying their wealth; their outlook was survivalist, a remnant of a predatory, barbarian past. Veblen examined with obvious relish the 'modern survivals of prowess' in the amusements, fashions, sports, religion, and aesthetic tastes of the ruling class. The book caught the interest of the literary world, where it was read as satire rather than as science and thereby earned Veblen a reputation as a social critic that extended far beyond his academic horizon" (Britannica). Upon publication, The Theory of the Leisure Class "was a sensation. William Dean Howells devoted two long reviews to it, and overnight the book became the vade mecum of the intelligentsia of the day... No wonder it excited attention, for never was a book of sober analysis written with such pungency. One picked it up at random to chuckle over its wicked insights, its barbed phrases, and its corrosive view of society in which elements of ridiculousness, cruelty, and barbarousness nestled in close juxtaposition with things taken for granted and worn smooth with custom and careless handling. The effect was electric, grotesque, shocking, and amusing, and the choice of words was nothing less than exquisite... Veblen, in his brocaded prose, embroidered the thesis that the leisure class advertised its superiority through conspicuous expenditure--blatant or subtle--and that its own hallmark--leisure itself--was also enjoyed the more fully by being dangled before the eyes of the public" (Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers). New York: The Macmillan Company, 1899. Octavo, original cloth; custom cloth box. Neat early owner signature on front free endpaper. A little rubbing to extremities of cloth, text block slightly cocked; one ink correction (one letter corrected) in text. An extremely clean, well-preserved copy in original cloth.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS. An Economic study in the Evolution of Institutions

      The Macmillan Company. New York.,1899. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.4 inches). viii, 400pp, 2pp publishers advert leaf. A very good, clean and bright copy that has at some stage got damp which has resulted in the bottom half of the pages being a bit 'wavy'. Luckily, whatever caused the damp did not leave a heavy stain. There is a faint watermark but generally the pages are clean and still quite bright. Please ask if you would like to see details photographs of the pages worst affected. Publishers dark green cloth with blind ruling (4 to the top and 3 to the bottom) of the boards. The spine is ruled and lettered in gilt. A faint semi-circular water mark is visible on both boards but again, like the pages inside, the book is actually quite clean and bright overall. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Generaly a very good copy of this classic work, listed in the Grolier Club 100 Influential books American books published before 1900. Part Economics, part Sociology, Veblen published his seminal work just in time for the twentieth century, when the Conspicuous Consumption that he criticised became like a competitive sport for many.:.

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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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        WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER

      London: Macmillan, 1899. "The Globe Edition." Bound in full dark red leather with gilt crest on front cover, title and "1899" in gilt on spine, with five raised bands. Bound by Bickers and Son, Leicester Square. Gilt inner dentelles. Beautifully marbled endpapers. 736 pages. FORE-EDGE PAINTING is of what appears to be a knight in armor, with a sword, leaning over a fallen lady, with an oriental-looking tree in the background. Colors are still quite vivid, although there is a small spot of a gray color toward one edge. All edges gilt. It appears that a leaf before the title page has been removed. Otherwise pages are fine, as is the binding. . Later Printing. Leather. Very Nearly Fine. Fore-edge Painting.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Original Signed Check from Paul Dunbar to the Saturday Evening Post

      Washington DC: Capital Savings Bank, 1899. First edition. None. Fine. A Fine ORIGINAL CHECK COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY PAUL DUNBAR, dated by him August 9, 1899 and made payable to the "Saturday Evening Post or Bearer" in the amount of $2.52. Dunbar has signed his full name "Paul Laurence Dunbar". Presumably, Dunbar was paying for a subscription to the Saturday Evening Post, a magazine in which his writings often appeared. The check shows expected cancellation and endorsement marks, a vertical fold line near the check's center, and also bears a "two cents" revenue stamp imposed by the Tax Act of 1898 -- passed to help fund America's engagement in the Spanish American War. The stamp's presence explains the amount of Dunbar's check: $2.50 likely would have been the subscription's cost and the additional 2 cents included in the check was to pay for the Revenue Stamp which was affixed to the check by The Curtis Publishing Company (publisher of the Saturday Evening Post) as evidenced by the Curtis stamp on the Revenue Stamp. Attachment of the Revenue Stamp would have been required before Curtis could present the check for payment. The check comes with a partial sheet of postage stamps issued in Dunbar's honor and containing ten stamps. (The sheet of stamps is tipped onto a sheet of paper by the block located below the stamps.) Items signed by Dunbar are quite scarce and we never before have seen a non-book item signed by him. An excellent ORIGINAL SIGNED CHECK FROM PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR made payable to a magazine in which his work was published, and giving a glimpse of his short life. RARE.

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        Collection of 45 Glass Lantern Slides of South Africa Featuring Transvaal and Natal during and after the Second Boer War, Together with Glass Lantern Slides of Cape Town a Few Years Later

      Transvaal, Natal 1899-1902; Cape Town circa 1929 Glass slides measure approximately 8 x 8 cm. Most are black and white photographic images; with exception of a few which are sketch illustrations, one of these being a map. Some with captions and dates. Several are from a numbered series by Newton & Co. in London, evinced by trademark and seller's labels. Some of the others bear the marking of 'Artco S.A.R.' to bottom right corner. The lot in Very Good Condition, contained in a wooden box with working metal clasps, also very good condition. 'Transvaal at War' and 'Transvaal in Peace' state the captions on the numbered trademarked series views, which present crisp images of the Second Boer War, primarily British regiments fighting their cause in the field and on horse-back. As seen in one glass slide illustration, during the later stages of the war, the British pursued the policy of rounding up and isolating Boer civilians into concentration camps, one of the earliest uses of this method by modern powers. The wives and children of Boer guerrillas were sent to these camps, which had poor hygiene and little food. Many died. Also photographed is the monument to the 'Troopers of the Imperial Light Horse' at Waggon Hill. The colonial light horse and mounted infantry were part of the force that met the Boer attack at Ladysmith on 6 January 1900. Another image pertaining to this battle is captioned 'On the march to Ladysmith.' The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Second Boer War, taking place between 30 October 1899 and 28 February 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal. Also in Natal, the Battle of Colenso is represented with an illustration headed "Attacking Fort Wylie" Following the war, scenes of tranquility and progress are captured in Durban, Pretoria, and Cape Town. English settlers are seen with horse-drawn carriages, one showing a pack of oxen being led across a river. Views of Pretoria include the Union building, and a hospital. A large gathering of formally dressed Western folks on the steps of a grand building is titled 'British Delegation' which most likely represents personnel of British administration. In Durban photographs show West Street and Town Hall. A bi-plane is seen landed in a vast field. In Cape Town, circa 1929, views illustrate urban development and cultural integration, English influence to be specific. Adorable young African girls don frilly white dresses, wide-brimmed summer hats and English cardigans. Two domestic service co-workers pose together, one of African and one of English descent. A mail steamer is captured arriving at harbour, as is the first cable car, which was launched 4 October 1929. Made of steel and wood, it could carry 19 passengers and a conductor. In contrast, authentic African culture was being retained at least by some, with 3 images from the Valley of the Thousand Hills in Natal, showing a round straw hut, a kraal, and a chief and his family at his dome-shaped thatched home. .

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        WIDDICOMBE FAIR

      1899. Fine. SMITH, Pamela Colman, illus. WIDDICOMBE FAIR. New York and London: Doubleday and McClure Co., 1899. One of 500 copies. Folio. A set of pochoir colored images illustrating this famous traditional Devonshire ballad. 13 mounted plates hand-printed in color, (15 plates in all) and an original watercolor on the title-leaf, signed with Smith's monogram; the lable stating the artist's name, publisher and limitation is missing from the verso of the portfolio cover where it is usually located. The plates, which are lightly tipped onto backing board are in fine condition; but the backing board has darkened with age and become fragile, with some chipping at the outer margins. Original maroon cloth portfolio, with a large illustrated label on front cover and a smaller version of the final image "ghost horse" on the back; it is worn at edges and rubbed on sides. Pamela Colman Smith, an American illustrator, moved to England in 1899. She worked in a style reminiscent of Craig and William Nicholson, but with a lighter touch.

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        The River War

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1899. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, signature blocked to front boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 25 illustrations, 16 maps and plans in Volume I and 33 illustrations 18 maps and plans in Volume II by Angus McNeil, Seaforth Highlanders. A fine copy. First edition, first impression of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century". DNB also considers The River War a "superb" history; whilst Churchill himself more graphically called it "a tale of blood and war".

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        River War, The (Two Vols) An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1899. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan. Longmans & Co, 1899 First edition. Two volumes, both in original black cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine and upper cover. Seven photogravure plates and 34 plans and fold out maps, as well as many illustrations by Angus McNeill in the text. A lovely, fine set bright and clean with some wear to the cloth. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some trace of sticker on front covers - see scan. Owners signature in front G C Williams Monjokuri? 11 of the maps in Volume 1 and 11 in volume 2 are printed in colour - all these maps are in very good condition except last one of vol. 1 has some extra folds in it. Some foxing here and there but nothing major.

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