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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 label residue to the front pastedown, and 'Withdrawn' stamp impressions to the front and rear free endpapers.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.

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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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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        THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA

      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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE (VOLUME I OF 2) AND

      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.

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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 )

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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.

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: mdpinc Books]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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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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        THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO.

      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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        Poems

      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

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
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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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