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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.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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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!

      [Bookseller: The Book Tower]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Der Teppich des Lebens und die Lieder von Traum und Tod, mit einem Vorspiel [The Tapestry of Life and the Songs of Dream and Death, with a Prologue]

      Blaetter fuer die Kunst [Berlin]: Blaetter fuer die Kunst. 1899. First. First edition. Large quarto. [26] leaves. Four full-page woodcuts and text pages designed by Melchior Lechter, printed on thick sheets of untrimmed rag paper. Printed cloth beveled boards. Lacking the spine back, corners bumped, hinges are loose, else very good. The beautifully printed woodcut designs and text are clean, bright, and very black. Stefan George and Lechter together designed this edition as a typographical work of art in the style of Robert Morris. Copy number 76 of 300 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Story of Little Black Sambo

      London: Grant Richards 1899 London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. 16mo. Illustrated with 27 full-page engravings after drawings by the author, printed in color by Edmund Evans. Original light green cloth ruled and lettered in dark green. Contemporary owner's signature dated Nov 1 1899 on title. Front hinge repaired, some rubbing and soiling of covers, a few spots in margins. Overall, a good copy of this notoriously fragile book. In green half morocco slipcase and chemise. Hay, Sambo Sahib (Paul Harris, 1981); Schiller, "The Story of Little Black Sambo," in The Book Collector 23, No. 3 (Autumn 1974), pp. 381-386 . First edition of one of the most celebrated titles in children's literature, a work whose small illustrated format heralded a change in children's publishing, and a book that has achieved classic status while remaining explosively controversial

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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      Dumpy Books for Children No. 4. With 27 full-page colour-engraved illustrations printed by Edmund Evans. viii 57 1pp colophon. Original two-tone striped green cloth. 16mo. Contained in a morocco-backed folding box. First Edition. Front hinge cracked: rear just starting, but both firm; binding little rubbed and stained; internally clean and, overall, a very good copy of this classic children's story. For a detailed publishing history of the first edition, see Schiller, 'The Story of Little Black Sambo' (The Book Collector, Autumn 1974.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        The Works of Alphonse Daudet

      Little Brown Boston: Little Brown, 1899. Limited. hardcover. 24 volumes. Each volume is illustrated with a frontispiece and other fine plates, some of which are in color. 8vo, handsomely bound 3/4 burgundy morocco over marbled boards with ornate gilt-decorated spines; marbled endpapers, uncut edges, top edge gilt. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1899. A near fine set in a lovely binding. The Edition de Luxe. Number 28 out of only 100 sets printed.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Le Père Milon. Contes inédits.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        The Economic Writings of Sir William Petty,

      together with the Observations upon the Bills of Mortality more probably by Captain John Graunt. Edited by Charles Henry Hull, First Edition thus, 2 volumes, xci, 313; [8], [317-]700pp with some folding facsimiles of handwriting, ALS &c., a very good set in original cloth with the gilt stamp of the New South Wales Library of Parliament on both front boards and very faint stamps on titles, a little spotting, Cambridge, at the University Press, 1899.The first scholarly edition collecting together all of Petty's important writings - along with Graunt's Observations upon the Bills of Mortality (now definitively known to be by Graunt although at one time considered to be by Petty since he fraudulently claimed it to be his own; see Pearson, The History of Statistics, p.17ff). It was Petty who coined the term "political arithmetic" and it was Petty who is credited as the first to formulate a general theory of government founded on concrete empirical knowledge. The present edition of his works includes all the important works including A Treatise of Taxation and Contributions, 1662; The Political Anatomy of Ireland, 1672; Political Arithmetick, 1676; and his Observations Upon the Dublin Bills of Mortality, 1681; - "a path-breaker in demographic analysis" (- Sills, International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Vol 12, p.57). "Petty's analytical skill and his insistence on measurement and his clear schematic view of the economy make him the first econometrician, and he was constantly evolving and using concepts and analytical methods that were in advance of his time.." (op cit p.67). Graunt's work, The Natural and Political Observations of Mortality, of which the fifth edition of 1676 is here reprinted, can be seen, in fact, as being even more important than Petty's. Photograph available on request.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      T Fisher Unwin, London, 1899. Second Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. SECOND EDITION. Contents: THE COUNTESS CATHLEEN. THE ROSE. To the Rose upon the Rood of Time; Fergus and the Druid; The Death of Cuchoollin; The Rose of the World; The Rose of Peace; The Rose of Battle; A Faery Song; The Lake Isle of Innisfree; A Cradle Song; The Pity of Love; The Sorrow of Love; When You are Old; The White Birds; A Dream of Death; A Dream of a Blessed Spirit; The Man who Dreamed of Faeryland; The Dedication to a Book of Stories; Selected from the Irish Novelists; The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner; The Ballad of Father Gilligan; The Two Trees; To Ireland in the Corning Times. CROSSWAYS. The Song of the Happy Shepherd; The Sad Shepherd; The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes; Anashuya and Vijaya; The Indian upon God; The Indian to his Love; The Falling of the Leaves; Ephemera; The Aradness of King Goll; The Stolen Child; To an Isle in the Water; Down by the Salley Gardens; The Meditation of the Old Fisherman; The Ballad of Father O'Hart; The Ballad of Moll Magee; The Ballad of the Foxhunter. THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN. GLOSSARY. Book - in Good Plus Plus dark blue boards with stunning gilt leaf/floral design illustration and gilt lettering to the front board and spine and gilt emblem to the back board - light marking to the back board, slight bumping and rubbing to the extreme corners and some bumping and small nicks to the ends of the spine with some slight fading to the spine but detail still bright and distinct. Contents, replaced paste downs and end papers, some yellowing to the title pages and protective tissue and to just a couple of other pages, previous owner's neat ink inscription 'Ruth Kelly. Christmas 1899' otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy. Size: 8 inches tall by 5.25 inches. xi, 298 rough trimmed pages & 8 page catalogue to rear. Illustrated portrait frontispiece . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 7767.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Fine photographic portrait of Queen Victoria, signed by her "Victoria RI 1899" on a light portion at the top.

      Without photographer's imprint but known to be by Bassano. A superb large image (11 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches), on card. The Queen, looking sad but serene in her 80th year, sits facing to the left holding a book. Her signature strong and clear. Some age toning, very light spots of surface loss, very slightly affecting signature. An impressive image.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        Edward Fitzgerald`s Rubâ`iyât of Omar Khayyâm

      with their Original Persian Sources. Collated from his own MSS., and literally translated. London. Bernard Quaritch 1899. 8:o. The decorations of this volume other than those forming part of the original Ms., are by Ella Hallward. (4),xvi,163,(1) pp. Green full morocco, spine gilt, boards with tripple frames and corner pieces. Inner dentelles. Gilt edges on boards. Top edge gilt else uncut. (Bound by Thomas. 7 Up. Marylebone St. Fitzrey Square). Title and following six leaves with small spot outer margin. Ex Libris Laurentii Qurrir on front paste-down. Exlibris Kolsö on verso front endpaper. 26 x 17 cm.. A handsome copy

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        Connaissances nécessaires à un bibliophile.

      Accompagnées de notes critiques et de documents bibliographiques. Cinquième édition, illustrée de nombreuses figures. I-X. Paris, 1899. (4),XXIV,175,(1) + (8),219,(1) + (8),239,(1) + (8),151,(2) + (8),196,(1) + (8),237,(2) + (8),136,(4) + (8),206,(2) + (8),187,(1) + (6),171,(5) s. & plr & inklistrade pappersprover. Fem eleganta halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerade ryggar och blåstänkta snitt (Sture Falks bokbinderi, Lund). Omslagen medbundna, några omslag lätt lagerfläckiga och solkiga. Främre omslag till del sju med en lagning. Den första volymen ngt snedläst. Med Per-Erik och Ludmilla Lindahls exlibris.. Tryckt på velinpapper. Den omfångsrikaste upplagan av denna bibliofila vägvisare

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Le Cinquiéme Acte [in l'Aurore, no. 694, 12 sept. 1899].

      Paris, 1899. [61,5x45,5 cm]. 4 pages. Folded twice. Slightly yellowed and with some light creases. A very well-preserved copy. Zola's text covers 4 of the 6 columns on the front page. Le Cinquième Acte, published in september 1899, was the fourth of altogether seven articles and open letters published by Zola in l'Aurore between 1898 and 1900 in favour of the French Army captain of Jewish and Alsatian descent Alfred Dreyfus, charged with treason in 1894 in a much-publicized affaire. In the article Zola expresses his outrage with the military tribunal in Rennes where Dreyfus, repatriated from his imprisonment on the Devil's Island, was tried again only to be re-condemned despite clear evidence in favour of his innocence. The anger and disappointment of Zola, who had spent almost a year in exile in London in the aftermath of his 1898 open letter "J'Accuse...!" is quite palpable in the text. The Rennes trial was, says Zola, supposed to be the fifth act of the play that was the Dreyfus affair -- a happy ending where the wronged party is redeemed -- but it turned out to be only the "fourth act": "When, Oh dear God, will there be the Fifth?" Zola did not have to wait for very long for the "fifth act", as Dreyfus was pardoned later that same year on the grounds of feeble health. The finale of the affair was however not enacted until 1906, when Dreyfus was formally acquitted and his honour restored, something Zola himself sadly never lived to see

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        A THOUSAND DAYS IN THE ARCTIC: With Preface by Admiral Sir F. Leopold McClintock.

      London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899.. 1st Edition: Vol I xxi, 551pp, Vol II xxii-xv, 580pp. Appendices, indices. Illustrated throughout with over one hundred eighty black & white drawings, plates, 5 maps. Matched set. Original blue cloth over boards with gilt decorative devices to front cover, gilt titling to spine and front covers, top edges gilt. A day-by-day journal of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97). The party established winter quarters at Cape Flora, Franz Joseph Land, and remained there for 3 years. By sheer coincidence, Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen encountered Jackson's camp in June of 1896 during the Fram Expedition, and enjoyed several weeks of generous hospitality (after surviving through the winter on walrus and bear meat). Throughout their stay, the party made sledge journeys in the archipelago, surveyed, made scientific collections, hunted, and described the polar night. Includes a chapter on scurvy. [AB 7943]. "This is an unvarnished tale of a thousand consecutive days spent in the Arctic, printed almost word for word as it was written--while the facts and impressions were fresh in my memory--in our hut, or tent, when on sledging and boating journeys in Franz-Josef Land. It is a simple, true account and statement of facts incident to our life and work there--plain facts, penned by a plain man." (from the author's note). A very important title in early arctic exploration. Shelfware, corners bumped, chipping to spines, some small splits to spines. Moderate foxing, tear to 2 of the 5 folding maps, all maps fragile, staining to creases as expected. An original set, now very difficult to find with the original bindings. Good.

      [Bookseller: Polar Books]
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