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        Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware : Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and Many of the Early Settlers

      J.M.Runk & Co, 1899. This 2 volume set has been rebound in black leather along spine with 5 raised bands and tips of corners over gray cloth covered boards, original titling has been preserved and is pasted onto front panels, all edges gilt, 1547 pages, illustrated with photographs. Text pages have marginal age toned and there is chipping/breakage to some of the edges confined to the margins, some rubbing of the gilt edges. A very good copy of this very scarce work. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good -/No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        One Hundred Years' History of the 2nd Batt. West India Regiment

      London: Forster Groom & Co, 1899. 221pp + list of subscribers + photo plates. 1st ed., very clean in original red and blue cloth, spine faded and with top edge slightly frayed. Seldom seen regimental history book.

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        Scribner's Magazine January-June 1899 (Vol. XXV) Theodore Roosevelt

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

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        La Cuisine classique.

      La Cuisine classique. Etudes pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l?Ecole Francaise. Ouvrage illustré de 101 planches gravées au lieu de 80 embrassant dans son cadre toutes les prescriptions théoriques, d?après l?ordre et les principes de la grande cuisine. Paris, 1899. Dix-Septieme Edition. Due volumi in 4to; pp. LXIV, 431 ; 523. Mezza pelle coeva, dorsi a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro. Vicaire, 289 per altre edizioni.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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      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! " 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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        The postage stamps of Switzerland 1843-1862.

      Librairies Imprimeries Reunies, Paris, 1899. xi + 266 large pp + erratta + 14 plates. 1st ltd. ed., no. 130 of 150 copies in English, printed on hand made vellum paper, very fine in slightly worn and faded orig. red cloth. Some light toning to page edges as commonly found on this work. A classic work with some fine coloured plates. Study of the Cantonals, the transitional issues and the first stamps issued by the Federal Government plus a study of the obliterations.

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        The Works of Thomas Carlyle in Thirty Volumes (Centenary Edition, 1896-1899)

      Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall. 1896-1899. Limited large paper edition. Copy no. 80 of 300. Complete 30 volume set. Octavos. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece plates. Linen cloth boards, leather spine labels, gilt tops, with all but two volumes housed in slipcases. Ex-library with one small bookplate tipped-in at the top edge only on the front pastedown of each volume, and a small owner's bookplate likewise tipped-in in most volumes, else no other markings. Light fading to the spines, most spine labels faded and partially worn away, a few frontispiece plates neatly detached from the gutter without damage, else near fine. A handsome, clean set, rarely found complete as issued. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Eden Versus Whistler: The Baronet & The Butterfly: A Valentine with a Verdict

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

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        The History of Rulacc, or Rhiwlas; Ruedok, or Rhiwaedog, Bala, its Lake The Valley of the Dee River;

      Oxford Street, London: Bompas & Co, 1899 And much more of Merioneth and Counties adjacent thereto. In contemporary red straight grained morocco, titles and tooling in gilt, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, lightly worn, no title, edges bumped and worn slightly. Internally, cream endpapers, ByeGones article about the estate tipped to fep, some offsetting at edges, original paper cover with titles and emblem in red, border decoration in black, small tear and some light staining at base, verso has the authors ink dedication and signature dated 1903, half title with vignette withing decorative red and white borders, verso has the printers details within similar borders, B&W photographic frontis of Rhiwlas House, small tear to margin not affecting image, title page and all pages within the red and white borders, black ink text, [1] f/cover, 90 pp, (xxiii) Appendix and pedigree lists, [1] advert, 16 B&W photographic plates, 6 vignettes (some full page coats of arms), numerous headers and other illustrations. A very rare item relating to the Lloyd family of the Rhiwlas estate in the Bala area. Fascinating! RICHARD JOHN LLOYD PRICE , served as high sheriff of Merioneth, 1868, and was captain of the Merioneth Militia. He became very well-known in several capacities, particularly as a sportsman. He wrote several books: Rabbits for profit and rabbits for powder … , 1884 and 1888 ; Practical pheasant rearing, with an appendix on grouse driving, 1888; Dogs Ancient and Modern and Walks in Wales, 1893. He also published, in 1899 , a quaint but nevertheless interesting book, The History of Rulace, or Rhiwlas;. He established the Welsh Whisky Distillery at Frongoch, not far from Rhiwlas, the ‘ Rhiwlas Brush Works,’ etc. See NLW WBO. (WorldCat. COPAC)

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        The Salmon Rivers of Scotland. 4 volume set

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd. Original bindings. Parts of vellum spine cracked or missing on some volumes.Rubbed and marked. Binding intact. Rubbed and bumped. Prelims browned. Tightly bound. 1899. Limited Edition. Quarter-vellum/grey boards. 278pp; 286pp; 226pp; 290pp :: Numerous b/w photographs :: 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7") .

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        Wanderungen in Ost-Afrika [ Wanderings in East Africa ]

      Wein: Gerold & Cie, 1899.. First ( & Only?) Edition. Decorated Cloth-Covered Boards. Hardback, 180mm x 260mm tall (7.27" x 10.25" approx.). Pp xx, i, 440, with a tissue-guarded b/w studio portrait photo frontispiece plate of the Author, 40 plates, 30 sepia vignette illustrations, and with three folding maps, loosely inserted in a pocket to the rear board. Wear to the head of the spine joints; patchy external rubs and fading; a [school library?] label residue to the front pastedown, and 'Withdrawn' stamp impressions to the front and rear free endpapers. [no other library markings]. Internally very good. Original maroon cloth-covered, bevelled-edge boards/gilt titles, and with a gilt vignette to front board of a spear-bearing native standing behind a recumbent lion to the front board. Photographs and/or an insured postal-quote provided upon request.

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        History of Company E of the Sixth Minnesota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry

      St. Paul, MN: Pioneer Press Co.. Very Good-. 1899. First Edition. Original Wraps. A bright First Edition in Very Good- condition with tape repaired spine, chipping, and age toned pages. Illus.; charts, tables. Frontis. Original printed wrappers; In the spring of 1862 the Governor of Minnesota called for volunteers to form a company of men to be sent to Virginia to fight for the Union Army. Company E was formed from the 94 men recruited. The began to drill and prepare at Ft. Snelling in July and August of 1862. However, all plans changed in mid-August of 1862 when the Sioux Indians attacked and massacred scores of settlers in the Minnesota River Valley. This account chronicles the activities of these volunteers as they pursue the Sioux. The later involvement of Company E in the Civil War in 1864 and 1865 in Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Alabama is also recorded here. An important addition to this work is the appendix authored by Capt. Charles J. Stees. A rare account. Howes H 478, Dornbusch 57. 1 .

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        The Man with the Hoe

      San Francisco: W. R. Hearst, 1899. The rare original issue of Markham's famous work: the First Printed appearance of this poem, issued as a supplement to the San Francisco Sunday Examiner. With a portrait of the author and an illustration on each page, 4pp. 4to. San Francisco, 1899. Contained in a one-half morocco slipcase. Includes a fringed purple moire silk, bookmark (11 X 3"), "The Man with the Hoe," text superimposed over a pictorial of the man with the hoe. Fore-edges a little wrinkled, a few short tears at margins and spine end; in a near fine slipcase, with a hint of soiling and light rubbing to the edges.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Fantastic Fables

      G. P. Putnam's NY: G. P. Putnam's, 1899. First edition, first issue. A collection of 243 "updates" of many classic fables, including a section titled "Aesopus Emendatus." Inscribed in pencil by Bierce to Dr. J. W. Robertson in the year of publication. Robertson was a prominent physician in Livermore, California, whose daughter married Edwin Grabhorn, co-founder of the Grabhorn Press. This copy is from the collection of Edwin and Irma Grabhorn. Spine uniformly darkened, else nearly fine in publisher's decorated tan-yellow cloth.

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      New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899 Author's first book, first issue with "so pretty" on page 245, containing a four line Lewis Carroll quote inscribed and signed in full by the author, "Newton Booth Tarkington", The quote also provides the title for chapter four, 384pp. bound in green pictorial cloth depicting a planting of corn in cream, lettered and accented in orange, spine lettered in gilt and again stamped with a corn stalk, all plants pointing upward, a lovely copy nearly fine save for just a tad bit of rubbing to spine, in the rare printed dust jacket showing old tape mends and loss at spine. Housed in an early morocco backed slipcase showing a few scuffs and chemise. Quite rare in original dust jacket.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Deux Contes de Ma Mere Loye: La Belle Au Bois Dormant & Le Petit Chaperon Rouge [Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood]

      London: Eragny Press, 1899. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. 1 of 224 copies. A particularly charming Eragny edition of two favorite tales from Mother Goose [in French] with decorations, initials, and frontispieces by Lucien Pissarro, cut in wood by his wife Esther. The frontispiece to Sleeping Beauty is an elaborate two-page image with a highly decorated border tinted in gray and gold leaf. PissarroÕs woodcut illustration of Little Red Riding Hood has become a classic Eragny image. The bookplate of Frederick H. Evans, a noted British photographer, is on the front pastedown. In very good condition. 39 pages. PRI/033111. Very Good.

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        The Absent-Minded Beggar

      London: Daily Mail Publishing Co., 1899. Folio. Sheet of cream satin folded twice to form a triptych, title page lettered in green, portrait in red/brown, two stanzas of the poem in facsimile printed in green on the verso, R. Caton Woodville's illustration "A Gentleman in Kharki" in red-brown on recto of second panel, printer's device in green to verso, third panel has last two stanzas of poem in green with publisher's note and copyright to verso, housed in green cloth wallet with green morocco title label to front, with green silk ties. An extremely clean and bright copy, completely unmarked. First edition, special issue. Kipling wrote this poem in response to appeals for funds to assist the families of the men in the services upon the outbreak of the Boer War. He sold it to the Daily Mail and donated the proceeds to the fund. The poem was published in many forms, including handkerchiefs, pillow cases, ash trays, plates, cigarette packets, etc., which bore all or parts of the poem. This copy was printed for the actress Lily Langtry for distribution at the 100th performance of the Degenerates at the Garrick Theatre.

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        Vale Press - ephemera collection

      London: Vale Press. Eighteen items printed at the Vale Press in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They include the following. 1) Eight folded quarto leaves and one octavo leaf from The Tragedy of King Lear. This book was published as part of the Vale Press effort to print all of ShakespeareÕs plays. They were issued in 310 sets, with the design, borders, and decorations done by Charles Ricketts. He also designed the Avon fount specifically for this project. Lear was the fourth of the plays to be completed. These appear to be pages from a disbound book, as there are pinholes along the spine side. The pages include the title page, the list of characters, the first page, the Vale printerÕs mark, and 26 pages of text. 2) A folded quarto proof leaf for pages 12 and 13 of The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam with the famous verse ÒAwake! For Morning in the Bowl of Night...Ó 3) A folded proof leaf for eight pages of Epicurus, Leonton, with beautuful red border design on one page. 4) A small folio prospectus for Daphnis and Chloe. 5) Nine one page order forms for various titles, including Deux Contes de Ma Mere, The Dial, Shakespeare Plays, Poems of Tennyson. The forms include the number of copies and the price. 6) Five multi-page lists of books issued including one for the Vale editions sold in America. The list for 1899 has a Ballantyne Press stamp in the corner with a handwritten date and appears to have had the prices cut out of one page. The items are generally in very good condition with aging, occasional soiling, and a small tear or two. A nice collection of representative printing from this important British press. PRI/081312. Very Good.

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        Monatsschrift des Vereins zur Pflege der Natur- und Landeskunde in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Lübeck und dem Fürstentum Lübeck. 9.-52. Jg. 44 Jahrgänge in 43 Bdn. Kiel, Jensen (später Neumünster, Wachholtz bzw. Flensburg u. Kiel, Verlag Heimat und Erbe), 1899-1942. Mit zahlr. Textabb. und Anzeigen. Gr.-8°. Lwd.-Bde. (6) u. Hlwd.-Bde. (18) mit goldgepr. RTit., OLwd.-Bde. m. goldgepr. VDeckel-Vign. u. RTit. (19) (teils leicht berieben).

      Ab Jahrgang 42: 'Die Heimat. Monatsschrift des Vereins zur Pflege der Natur- und Landeskunde in Nordelbingen', ab Jahrgang 47: 'Die Heimat. Monatsschrift für schleswig-holsteinische Heimatforschung und Volkstumspflege'.- Die (illustrierten) Broschurdeckel der einzelnen Hefte teils mit eingebunden.- Jahrgänge 9 bis 22 mit kleinen Namensstempeln auf Vorsätzen.

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        (Düsseldorf 1827 - 1905). Bergen. Aquarell auf Papier von 1899. 32,5 x 45,5 cm. Bezeichnet, signiert und datiert.

      Blick aus erhöhter Perspektive auf die Stadt Bergen in Norwegen, die Bucht und den Hafen.- Achenbach ist mit seiner harmonischen Landschafts- und Architekturdarstellung sowie seiner romantischen Bildauffassung der vielleicht bekannteste Vertreter der Düsseldorfer Malerschule.- Auf Pappe montiert, leichte Randläsionen.

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        West African Studies, with Illustrations and Maps (Appendix I - A Short Description of the Natives of the Niger Coast... by M. le Comte C. N. de Cardi; Appendix II - A Voyage to the African Oil... by John Harford)

      Macmillan and Co., Limited. Collectible - Good. Octavo . Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Cloth Hardcover , 1899. . . . Burgundy cloth, blind-stamped horizontal lines at tops and bottoms of covers, lines continue onto spine stamped in gold; lettering on spine also gold-stamped; with matte green end papers; xxiv + 639 pp. + 32 pp. publisher advertisements and "Press opinions" of Kingsley's "Western African Studies." There are 2 color, fold-out maps; and the 28 listed illustrations?black and white photographs?are all present. Spine slightly faded; extremities rubbed, with only the bottom front corner and the head of spine just beginning to fray. Joints, inner hinges, and textblock all intact; binding secure. Pages lightly toned along margins; rough-cut fore edges, with several pages unopened. Text is free of foxing and readers' markings. From the Manchester Guardian review: "The book is a contribution of permanent importance to West African literature; and the title 'Studies' which Miss Kingsley has given to it is not, as it so often is, a piece of affectation, but thoroughly descriptive of the the contents. It is a book not merely to read but to study." . Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        An album of original watercolour drawings of Cassowaries, with related manuscript title "Kasuare / Walter Rothschild"

      "London: 1899". Oblong octavo. (8 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches). Black ink calligraphic manuscript title, manuscript map in blue ink of New Guinea, northern extremities of Australia and the surrounding islands, hand- coloured with a related key beneath to show the distribution of the various species and sub-species, 7 plates of pen-and-ink and watercolour drawings of various species of cassowary (the first five plates each with three heads, the sixth plate with two heads and the final plate with a fine full-length study of an adult and a young bird). Loosely inserted is an early manuscript listing (in the same hand as the captioning of the plates and the index to the map) of various species of the birds, with common names and locations. Contemporary brown morocco-backed cloth- covered boards, dark red morocco box. Pre-publication presentation manuscript with watercoulour drawings depicting the 17 species or sub- species of Cassowaries identified by Rothschild in his "Monograph of the genus Casuarius" published in 1900. In December 1900, Walter Rothschild published his seminal work on the cassowary in the Transactions of the Zoological Society (vol.XV, pt.5, pp.109-290), which included exquisite plates by John Gerrard Keulemans. The manuscript title of the present album, however, is dated the year prior. The fine watercolours in the present album, each of which bears close comparison with the finished plates as included in Rothschild's "Monograph of the Genus Casuarius," are evidently the work of a fine bird artist, most likely John Gerrard Keulemans himself. Keulemans worked from the live birds housed in Lord Rothschild's private menagerie at Tring and travelled to Germany to sketch the live specimens at the Zoological Gardens of Berlin. This latter fact, allied with Otto Fockelmann's name on the title may provide the most likely explanation for the existence of this unique pre-publication manuscript. Rothschild was scouring the world for any species or sub- species that had escaped his notice. The Fockelmanns were well-known dealers in rare birds, based in Hamburg, and they would have been contacted to ask if they could help, perhaps by Keulemans at Rothschild's request during one of his trips to Germany. Before the publication of the monograph, the original watercolours were the most accurate method of recording the species that Rothschild had already identified, and the present images may, in part, have been produced to allow the Fockelmanns to eliminate them from Rothschild's "shopping list". The Fockelmanns were evidently much taken with the drawings, as it seems likely that they were responsible for its current final form: with a German title, a map with German place names, and a loosely inserted index (with Rothschild's name spelled incorrectly, and notes in German) with additional species which had been identified by Anton Reichenow added in 1913. For the published work, see: Anker 547; Nissen IVB 796; Wood p.543. For Keulemans life and work, see T. Keulemans & Jan Coldewy,Feathers to Brush The Victorian Bird Artist John Gerrard Keulemans (Epse, The Netherlands & Melbourne, Australia: 1982).

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        Makers of History Series [32 Volumes]. Charles I, Mary Queen of Scots, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesal, Hannibal, William the Conqueror, Charles II, Queen Elizabeth, King Alfred, Xerxes, Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great, Cleopatra, Romulus, Nero

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1899. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Attractively bound 32 volume set published 1899, five volumes published 1900. Biographies of kings, queens, military leaders, etc. including Peter the Great, Julius Caesar, Hannibal, Peter the Great, Genghis Khan, Cortez, Mary Queen of Scots, Napoleon, Nero, etc. illustrated with engravings and maps, some folding. Golden tan cloth with dark green lettering and sword and wreath design in dark green and brown, each volume, about seven inches tall and an inch thick. Minimal wear, some probably never read, spines slightly darkened with some rubbing to the spine near the bottom, presumably where the maid dusted the shelf in front of them for years. Two volumes have red nail polish smudges in the same areas. Hinges good, bindings, sound (Peter the Great has a slightly shaken but sound binding), books mainly feel unused with some light wear to Cleopatra, Nero and Henry IV, handwritten names on front endpapers of each volume, many with an additional neat name stamp also on front endpapers, pages clean and otherwise unmarked.

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      W Taylor. Very Good with no dust jacket; Late 19th century bindings, pages are slightly browned with only the occasional slight foxing or a few finger marks etc. The title page of the first work and the first page of the preface of the second are the worst affected, all pages are generally in very good condition.Inscription on the front endpaper of the first work: Harriet Beeching, from her father 17th June 1899. 1722. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Title page printed in red/black with woodcut illustrations and dated 1722, 2 page preface, folding map, The Life And Adventures etc in 364 pages., plus 7 full page engraved plates, then, 4 page listing books printed for and sold by William Taylor.; Vol. 1; 8vo; Fascimile title page for volume 2, title page for volume 1 is original. Both volumes are bound the same, a rebind apparently done in 1899 by a father who presented the volumes to his daughter for Christmas that year (name Beeching) as they are inscribed. Text block is amazingly good. .

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        The Flowering Plants Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies, The Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c. Volumes I-IV

      London.: Frederick Warne.. 1899. New edition revised by Edward Step.. 4 volumes, 319 plates (from color wood engravings), 5 brown and white plates, 269, 269, 258 and 215 pp, index, 10 x 6 1/2 inches each, half leather-covered boards (hardbound). Leather very rubbed, 3 hinges cracked, light soiling to a few pages, a bit of pencil marginalia in vol.s 1 and 2, interior in very good condition with plates clean and bright. Many attractive plates including the foxglove, ferns, snap-dragons, orchids, etc. .

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        The Flowering Plants Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c. COMPLETE 12 ISSUES (FOUR VOLUMES) in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS

      London.: Frederick Warne & Co.. 1899-1905.. 12 ISSUES (4 VOLUMES of 3 parts each). 319 coloured plates, xiii+269 + xii+279 + xi+258 + xi+215pp, 10 x 6 3/4 inches, decorative color stiff card wrappers with color pictorial cover label (softbound). Light wear and soiling to covers, chips to head and tail of spine of a few issues, owner inscription in pencil to front covers, some pages unopened, occasional faint foxing (mainly to outer edges and not affecting images), a few pages loose in Vol.IV Part XI. Overall, very good condition with clean plates. A very scarce issue of a classic set by Anne Pratt in original decorative paper wrappers. This is the revised edition, published in London and New York, of a work originally published in 1851 with color wood engravings (Friedman, Color Printing #65); in the introduction Step states "All the coloured plates have been specially compared for this edition with the carefully hand-coloured originals; and the colour printing has been thereby improved." The plates are indeed bright and crisp in printing (compared to some of the late nineteenth century issues) and most attractive. The images include peonies, orchids, lilies, roses, ferns, etc. Complete set: Vol. I Parts I, II, III, Vol. II Parts IV, V, VI, Vol. III Parts VII, VIII, IX, Vol. IV Parts X, XI, XII. The third part of each volume contains a title page, preface and contents for binding purposes. The final issue, Vol. IV Part XII contains a complete Index to Orders and Genera and a General Index for all twelve issues. Although "Published Fortnightly" appears on the covers, the title page from Vol. I has a date of 1899 while the other three volumes are dated 1905. An exceptional item. .

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        Paris, Known and Unknown

      Philadelphia; (1899-1901): George Barrie & Son In three volumes,334, 308 and 350pp. Contains information on social functions, amusements, restaurants and cafes, art, ballet, museums, churches, its people and the surrounding areas of Paris, etc. Great content, illustrated in color and in black & white with all plates, maps(a few maps out of order) and plans present, bound from the original parts in full green crushed morocco paneled in gilt, raised bands, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, green silk doublures, top edges gilt, a few minor nicks or scrapes, spines evenly changed to brown, some sunning or fading to boards. Overall, a very handsome set and quite heavy.. Folio.

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        The History of Rulacc, or Rhiwlas; Ruedok, or Rhiwaedog, Bala, its Lake The Valley of the Dee River;

      Oxford Street, London: Bompas & Co, 1899 And much more of Merioneth and Counties adjacent thereto. In contemporary red straight grained morocco, titles and tooling in gilt, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, lightly worn, no title, edges bumped and worn slightly. Internally, cream endpapers, ByeGones article about the estate tipped to fep, some offsetting at edges, original paper cover with titles and emblem in red, border decoration in black, small tear and some light staining at base, verso has the authors ink dedication and signature dated 1903, half title with vignette withing decorative red and white borders, verso has the printers details within similar borders, B&W photographic frontis of Rhiwlas House, small tear to margin not affecting image, title page and all pages within the red and white borders, black ink text, [1] f/cover, 90 pp, (xxiii) Appendix and pedigree lists, [1] advert, 16 B&W photographic plates, 6 vignettes (some full page coats of arms), numerous headers and other illustrations. A very rare item relating to the Lloyd family of the Rhiwlas estate in the Bala area. Fascinating! RICHARD JOHN LLOYD PRICE , served as high sheriff of Merioneth, 1868, and was captain of the Merioneth Militia. He became very well-known in several capacities, particularly as a sportsman. He wrote several books: Rabbits for profit and rabbits for powder … , 1884 and 1888 ; Practical pheasant rearing, with an appendix on grouse driving, 1888; Dogs Ancient and Modern and Walks in Wales, 1893. He also published, in 1899 , a quaint but nevertheless interesting book, The History of Rulace, or Rhiwlas;. He established the Welsh Whisky Distillery at Frongoch, not far from Rhiwlas, the ‘ Rhiwlas Brush Works,’ etc. See NLW WBO. (WorldCat. COPAC)

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        Saxoleine Petrole de Surete, Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 145

      Paris:: L'Imprimerie Chaix,. 1899.. First edition. Print. Fine. A dynamically rendered image of a dark-haired woman turning on a lamp. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner.

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        Affiche pour le journal illustre "Zlata Praha", Les Maitres de l'Affiche, Pl 176

      Paris:: L'Imprimerie Chaix,. 1899.. First edition. Print. Fine. A striking picture of a woman dressed in red with a copy of the newspaper Zlata Praha under her arm. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner.

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        Exposition Universelle de 1889 Le Pays des Fees Jardin Enchante, Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 181

      L'Imprimerie ChaixParis:: L'Imprimerie Chaix,. 1899.. First edition. Print. Fine. An image of an enormous woman dancing over a cityscape. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner.

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        Affiche pour la representation de l'opera "Messaline" au Casino de Monte-Carlo, Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 187

      L'Imprimerie ChaixParis:: L'Imprimerie Chaix,. 1899.. First edition. Print. Fine. A picture of a young woman standing in a doorway with an otherworldly winged being behind her. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner.

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        Saxoleine Petrole de Surete, Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 145

      L'Imprimerie ChaixParis:: L'Imprimerie Chaix,. 1899.. First edition. Print. Fine. A dynamically rendered image of a dark-haired woman turning on a lamp. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner.

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        Pictures of Early New York on Dark Blue Staffordshire Pottery. Together with Pictures of Boston and New England, Philadelphia, the South and West

      NY: Dodd, Mead, 1899. Three quarto volumes. xxvi, 330pp. From an edition of 268, this is one of thirty copies on Imperial Japon. In addition, this is a unique copy with an extra set of the 126 color photogravure plates printed on white satin and backed in celadon silk. The colors of the blue and white pottery, as well as some sepia and multi-colored ware, seem to glow and take on a three-dimensional quality. Bound in a full blue morocco "Adams Mosaique" binding, with an oak-leaf and acorn pattern within a rococo oval frame, inlaid in cream and teal morocco. The oak garland motif is repeated in gilt in the six spine compartments. Gilt turn-ins, with satin doublures illustrated with blue-and-white Harvard dishes, and moiré silk endleaves complete the binding. A fore-edge painting represents a blue-and-white Staffordshire pitcher. The extra suite on satin is laid into two blue morocco drop-back boxes bound with spines to match the book, with oak garlands on front and back, and with doublures and linings of cream silk damask. Some small rubbed spots to spines and tears to damask linings, otherwise fine. The three blue morocco volumes are housed in green morocco pull-off boxes with an Art Deco design in gilt. Outer boxes show a few small rubbed spots. A rich, unique, and beautifully presented set.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Connaissances nécessaires à un bibliophile, accompagnées de notes critiques et de documents bibliographiques

      Paris Rouveyre, 1899. 10 volumes in-8 brochés, illustrés de nombreuses figures.. Cinquième édition, la plus complète. Cette édition est imprimée sur papier vélin teinté. Envoi de l'auteur à Alexis Lahure, directeur de la maison Lahure (Imprimerie générale de Paris), qui imprima cet ouvrage comme on le voit au colophon de chacun des volumes. Quelques déchirures sur les dos, rares et petites rousseurs. - Tome I : Origine du livre. Amateurs, bibliophiles et bibliomanes. Etablissement d'une bibliothèque d'amateur. Conservation et entretien des livres. - Tome II : Du format des livres. Du collationnement des livres. Abréviations usitées en bibliographie ainsi que dans les manuscrits et les imprimés. Signes distinctifs des anciennes éditions. Des souscriptions et de la date. - Tome III : Du choix des livres. De la lecture. De la connaissance des livres. Caractères auxquels on distingue un livre rare, précieux ou curieux. Ce qui fait le prix d'un livre. La chasse au livre. - Tome IV : De la reliure ancienne et moderne. Du goût et des styles. Qualités d'une bonne reliure. Petit Musée de la reliure. - Tome V : Illustration et décoration intérieure des livres. Distinction des états des gravures. Ce qui fait la velur d'un livre illustré. - Tome VI : Les reliures aux armes, chiffres et monogrammes. Exemplaires de provenance illustre. Marques et ex-libris. Les livres avec dédicaces ou avec annotations manuscrites. - Tome VII : Les manuscrits et la peinture des livres. Bréviaires et livres d'heures écrits, enluminés et historiés. Lettres capitales et miniatures. - Tome VIII : Les ennemis du livre. Destruction , altération et fraude. Les équarisseurs et les voleurs. Nettoyage et réparation des livres, des gravures et des reliures. Moyens de les préserver. Les livres imprimés sur différents papiers. - Tome IX : De la classification des livres, des autographes et des gravures. Comment doit rerédigé le catalogue d'une bibliothèque publique et celui d'une bibliothèque particulière. - Tome X : Sommaire détaillé des chapitres. Lexique des termes relatifs à la bibliographie, à l'art typographique, etc., employés dans le cours des connaissances nécessaires à un bibliophile. Ouvrage aussi utile qu'important. . (Catégories : Bibliophilie Bibliographie )

      [Bookseller: Christophe Hue - Livres anciens]
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        A New Ride to Khiva

      London: Methuen, 1899. xii, 312 pages. B/w frontispiece and 50 other b/w photos. Half leather with gilt titling and decorations on the spine; raised bands. Endpapers and all edges marbled. Some pale foxing, but not on the b/w plates. Previous owner's signature on flyleaf. Rare. *A beautifully bound book. The photos are exceptionally clear, detailed and interesting.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good.

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        La Roma Che Se Ne Va

      Torino: Roux E. Viarengo, 1899. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This is the second edition and is undated, the date we have entered is a guess based on our research. It is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked throughout. There are some small chips to the decorative title area on the spine and when held at an angle to the light some bubbles can be seen in the marbled papers ont he front boards. It is a three-quarter binding cream colored leather over marbled boards. The titles are gilt in brown boxes on the spine. There are multiple gold bands on the spine. the end papers are also marbled. There is a pencil note on one of the blank rear end papers.

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        The New Metropolis Memorable Events of Three Centuries, 1600-1900 from the Island of Mana-Hat-Ta to Greater New York

      D. Appleton. Fair;. 1899. Hardcover. Burgundy cloth cover withe embossed design and gilt embossed title has considerable wear to the extremities. Spine cloth reglued. Front cover detached (present). Boards and spine are straight. Front and rear end sheets detached (laid in) and heavily chipped. Binding is fairly tight with weakening just at very front and very back. Pages clean and very good condition. Profusely illustrated in b&w with several full page color plate. Inscription on front end sheet dated 1905. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Works of the Sisters Bronte. Include: Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, Shirley, Villette, Jane Eyre, Emma, The Professor, Wildfell Hall, and Poems

      New York: Bigelow, Brown and Co., Inc., 1899., 1899. 6 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent light brown morocco with twin, red and green, title labels and gilt to spines, marbled boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Numerous plates, consisting of photographic reproductions of Bronte country. Age toning to pages and edges. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE PILGRIMS PROGRESS. From this world to that which he is to come

      Essex House Press. London.,1899. LIMITED EDITION. Small 8vo. (6 x 4.5 inches). Woodcut frontis by Pre-Raphaelite artist Reginald Savage. Text printed in red and black. One of 750 numbered copies printed at the Press of the Guild of Handicraft, Ltd., under the supervision of C. R. Ashbee. A clean tight copy in original white stiff vellum binding with black lettering to the spine. The binding has some minor rubbbing but overall the book is near fine.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Complete Works of Robert Browning (Lovely Leather Binding | Complete Poems & Poetry | Twelve Volumes Complete)

      New York: George D. Sproul, 1899. FIRST EDITION thus. The Dulwich Edition. Twelve (12) Volumes complete. Limited Edition. #46 of 750 copies. Three quarter dark brown morocco leather with raised bands and gilt lettering. The spines have faded to a golden brown for most of the volumes. Top edge gilt. A lovely set of Browning for the collector. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall a VERY GOOD set. Photos available upon request.. First Edition Thus. Three Quarter Morocco Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Oporto, Old and New. Being a historical record of the port wine trade, and a tribute to British commercial enterprise in the north of Portugal

      London: Herbert E. Harper, 1899. Quarto, [8], 314 + x pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. One of the best and most useful books about the history of port wines and their trade, by an insider, an Englishman who lived much of his life in Oporto. The author seeks to "present to the public a historical record of the British families more especially connected with the shipping of Wine from the North of Portugal, embracing a period of nearly three hundred years..." (from the Preface). The names of most of the great Port wine shipping firms remain familiar to us today: Dow, Offley, Sandeman, Warre, Cockburn, Forrester and others, and the extensive genealogy of each is laid out in detail. Sellers contends that while the Portuguese deserved credit for the viticulture of the north or their own country, the English were responsible for the viniculture, and therefore were the "originators and disseminators" of Oporto's excellent wines. Oporto, Old and New remains one of a very short list of truly great books about wine and the wine trade in Portugal. But Sellers' work edges out the other classic study, Vizetelly's Facts About Port and Madeira, by virtue of his intimate knowledge as a "member of the 'portocracy'", and by a clearly apparent spiritual connection to his subject. "He wrote his book as a book on port should be written, retiring into the back office after lunch with a bottle of tawny". (Bradford). A truly fine copy, with only the tiniest bit of rubbing to the burgundy, cloth-covered, beveled boards. The front board bears the gilt-stamped city arms of Oporto. Rare in such fine condition. Interestingly, this book does not appear in the catalogue of the Instituto do Vindo do Porto, or in either of the two supplements to the catalogue, although a collector has informed us that it is indeed in the collection. [OCLC 17 copies; Gabler 2nd ed., G38010I; VP 2769: indicated as not included in the IVP library].

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        The Works Of Robert Louis Stevenson

      New York: Charles Scribner Sons, 1899.. Octavo, 24 volumes, 3/4 leather over marbled panels, raised bands with gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers, frontispiece of Robert Louis Stevenson. In very good condition. An attractive set of the complete works of Robert Louis Stevenson.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Madame Tussaud's Memoirs and Reminiscences of France

      An augmented deluxe example of the first edition of the self-fashioned survival story of the entertainment entrepreneur and prominent wax modeler, who knew many of the principal protagonists of the French Revolution and later immigrated to Great Britain and left a lasting legacy of fascination with fame, notoriety and gore, written as if dictated in the third person with believed accurate physical descriptions of nearly every person eminent in French politics and society during that time, complete in 2 parts, 530 pages + the 4 issued prints including lithographs of Madame Tussaud at age 17 and 69, and with 172 extra prints in fine sharp impressions, pages and prints clean and bright, extra prints expertly mounted facing apt text, chiefly engravings of the principals and of famous scenes from the French Revolution, (some featuring them), several in proof examples and with multiple portraits of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Princess Elizabeth, Lafayette, Camille Desmoulins, Marat, Danton, Robespierre, and Napoleon & Lucien Bonaparte; later bound (ca. 1899) in French crimson morocco with gold leaf borders, decorations and letters, sewn with sea blue crushed morocco doublures, spine in 6 compartments-5 raised bands; finishing done by Rivière & Sons, their name stamped in gold on a doublure in each volume. EXTRA PRINTS: compiled in fine impressions from works published in England, France, Germany, Netherlands and the U.S., inserted without tissue guards, page numbers for insertion by bindery in pencil on versos; alphabetized list of extra prints with title and location on 3 leaves, versos blank, neatly handwritten in ink with ruled red borders and black letters, bound with preliminaries, Vol. I. CONDITION DETAIL: Prints: clean and bright, a few with light foxing or slight foxing in margins, 6 prints with useful information added in pencil, either in bottom margin or on back. Pages: unusually clean and bright, a few with minor offset from prints, a few with fox spots. Morocco Boards: clean; minor rubs at spine edges: Vol. II sides with areas of slight whitening. Gilt: Fine. Bindings: Fine. GOLD LEAF: title, vol. number and publishing in stamped gold letters in individual spine compartments; rolled gold top page edge; board edges with gold double fillet, crown & foot edges with gold double hatching; dentelles decorated in gold with alternating scrolled stem and floral filled heart tools accented by gold fillet, notched, and bead borders. PROVENANCE: labels of 2 Massachusetts bibliophiles: 1) Weymouth fireworks manufacturer, Frederick Thayer Hunt [1859-1916], believed to have commissioned the bindings, his deep sea blue morocco label with finely finished gold leaf medallion seal showing a helmet with plume vignette circumscribed by letters and Latin motto, Delectatio mia, mounted on a front doublure in each volume, and 2) Robert (Mason) Marceau [1926-2000], the private investigator of Foxborough, MA, known for collection of fine bindings, and with laid in typed note regarding purchase at Vol. II rear. SIZE: Octavo, 227 x 151 mm (8.94 x 5.94 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 3 leaves, title pages for Part I, Part II, and the general title page (for both volumes, found-Vol. I) + 3 leaves, 3 frontispiece prints, engravings, "La Vertu, les Graces, l'Enfance" (Vol. I) and "Marie Antoinette" (Vol. II) and tinted lithograph, "Madame Tussaud in 1778"; xvi; 506 pages, with 33 chapters, narrative begins at age 6 and stops with Napoleon in 1801, with several asides by co-author, Hervé including note discussing 1834 event, one of 5 footnotes, pages with summary headings + 4th print, the second called for portrait of Madame Tussaud, "Madame Tussaud in 1830", design credited to Hervé, Vol. II, at p. 493 + 172 extra prints. Volume I, chapters I-XIV; [7] leaves-preliminaries, 2 front blanks, 2 frontispieces, 2 title pages with black letters, first with lines from "Cosimo de Medici" + xvi, preface of 3 leaves (includes statement affirming accuracy of Madame Tussuad's observations of people's appearances and mannerisms, attributing it in part to her wax modeling training, but acknowledges dates aren't reliable) and 5 leaves of contents + Memoir, Part I, (1)-246 pp. + 86 extra prints, 85 b/w, 1 tinted, with 59 portraits (including 1 mezzotint and 1 proof), 5 full-page landscapes including 3 of Versailles with prints of the famous gardens, and waterworks ("Bassin de Neptune"), 1 full-page of Notre Dame, and 16 full-page group scenes from the French Revolution (from at least 2 series). Vol. II, chapters XV-XXXIII; [2] front blanks; [2] leaves, portrait frontispiece and title page for Part II, (247)-506, memoir with 3 extensive footnotes, [1], errata leaf for both parts-4 entries; [2] rear blanks + 86 extra prints, 72 portraits, 1 double-page, "Arrest of Robespierre", and 3 tinted, and 3 proofs (includes two of Lucien Bonaparte, one before letters) and 1 tinted proof before letters of Madame (Thèrésa) Tallien, 1 full-page landscape of Nantes, 1 full-page exterior view of Temple Prison (where Louis XVI was pent) and 13 full-page group scenes from the French Revolution (from at least 3 series). ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Andersens Fairy Tales

      Dent 1899 UK First Edition.. A hefty 539 volume of illustrated tales from Andersen!Boards only VG, rebound (in the distant past) in green cloth using the original Robinson decorated covers/spine. Handling wear to prelims with corners & edging frayed. Book VG, original decorated endpapers with minor foxing to front/rear. Serated page edging (typical binding for this era) Wonderful full coloured frontis piece & title page with numerous full page, title & margin lined drawings from Thomas Chas & William Robinson. Pages clean & tight no marking/colouring evident throughout. A sumptuous & very elusive First edition in a remarkably well preserved conditon!

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        The Pilgrim's Progress, From this World to that which is to come...

      London: Essex House Press 1899.. Limited edition, no. 718 of 750 copies, small 8vo, (ii), 426, (4) pp. Wood engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard, with the character's names and side-notes printed in red. Original contemporary vellum, yapp edges, slight rubbing to lower cover otherwise a very good copy. "This is the third book printed at the Essex House Press, which was founded by Laurence Hodson and C.R. Ashbee, in the hope to keep living the traditions of good printing that William Morris had revived, and with the help of T. Binning and J. Tippett, compositors, and S. Mowlem, pressman, who came from the Kelmscott Press to that end" (Colophon). Tomkinson p68. Franklin p198.

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