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      1899. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. Original brown cloth decorated in black, white and orange. First Edition of this Afro-American writer's first book, a series of seven dialect stories about incidents of slavery, told as reminiscences by an old black gardener. Examples are "Po' Sandy," "Mars Jeem's Nightmare" and "Sis' Becky's Pickaninny." Later in the same year, Chesnutt's biography of Frederick Douglass was also published. This is a near-fine copy -- quite free of soil and wear on the outside, though with some cracking of the rear endpaper. Pioneer that he was, in recent years Chesnutt has become a very highly-collected author. Neither in the Blockson catalogue nor in Thornton (though both list the 1900 printing).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        War is Kind

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899. First edition. Octavo. Original illustrated boards; 94pp. Drawings by Will Bradley. Hint of toning to spine; trivial erosion to crown; printed bookplate; still a Near Fine copy of this notoriously fragile book; scarce thus. & & Widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of Art Nouveau book design and a key Will Bradley work. The title poem remains Crane's most searing indictment of war, condensing the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage into a work of 32 lines.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Hawaiian Feather Work

      Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1899. [Bound with:] William T. BRIGHAM. Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work ... Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. 1. -- No. 5 ... Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1903. [And with:] William T. BRIGHAM. Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work. Second supplement ... Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. VII. -- No. I ... Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1918. 3 works in 1, 4to (11 7/8 x 9 inches). 23 plates (6 colour) and numerous illustrations. Early green textured cloth, spine lettered in gilt. The first monograph on Hawaiian feather work by the first Director of the Bishop Museum, here bound with both supplements. "The first monograph on the subject. The text includes an essay on feather work followed by a world 'census' of 100 feather capes and cloaks. This was published as part one of the Bishop Museum's Memoirs series, but it was also distributed separately. The edition was limited to 300 copies ... Two supplemental parts by Brigham were published in the Memoirs series" (Forbes). Forbes 4995; Carter, p. 25.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        HANAGATA 4 vols

      1899. Very Good. [DESIGN] Yamashita KORIN. HANAGATA. 4 vols. Kyoto, Honda Ichijiro, et al. 25.5 x 36.7 cm. String-bound Japanese-style fukuro-toji. The four seasons are represented in 155 full page oban size prints of kimono designs. The set is in very good condition, lovely printings. Honda Ichijiro is the printer/publisher who went on to start the important house, Unkindo, and join Unsodo thereafter. It appears that Louise Brown saw a single volume of this set in Japan [Brown, page 203]. Though individual incomplete volumes of this set occasionally appear, a full set, complete, like this one is very unusual. In a modern chitsu clasped case.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Works

      London, Printed by The Grolier Society,, c.1899. 14 volumes, octavo (222 × 147 mm). Finely bound in olive green crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt with onlaid floral design, boards richly tooled with onlaid floral design and motifs within a multi-ruled boarder, rules to turn-ins with floral corner-pieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With photogravures to each volume in two states with one hand-coloured. Minor offsetting to endpapers, spines a little sunned, a lavishly ornate set in excellent condition. Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        Notes and Fragments: Left by Walt Whitman and now Edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke. one of his Literary Executors

      London: Privately Printed by A. Talbot & Co.. 1899. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, 1899. Number 169 of 225 copies signed by the editor. Blue leatherette 4to, 221pp. A near fine copy with only a few lightened spots to cover, hardly visible, and a very slight dent to the foredge. Contents are bright, clean and unmarked. A rare Whitman item.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (Rare Salesman's Dummy for the 1899 Harper Edition)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. Hardy, Thomas. TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1899. Rare Salesman's dummy for a set of the novels of Thomas Hardy published by Harper & Brothers of New York. Original publisher's decorated cloth, blocked in red and black. In NEAR FINE condition with good eye appeal. The contents include a sample title-page for Tess (dated 1899) with 16 representative plates and an excerpt from Tess. On the front paste-down are three examples of red cloth spines belonging to Jude The Obscure, Wessex Tales, and Tess Of The D'Urbervilles. A wonderful artifact for the Hardy collector and a fascinating look at turn-of-the-century bookselling practices. Salesman's dummies are, apart from those of Mark Twain, very infrequently encountered online.. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Traité des Diatomées. Contenant des Notions sur la Structure, la Vie, la Récolte, la Culture et la Préparation des Diatomées, la Description et la Figure de tous les genres connus, de même que la Description et la Figure de toutes les espèces

      Anvers Dinant, Imprimerie L. Bourdeaux-Capelle, 1899 - 1963. Relie, cloth, Format 21 x 29,5 cm. XX 574 pp. ill. 35 Planches 2.000 illustrations. bon etat.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The City of the Soul

      Grant Richards 1899 - First edition. 7" x 4 1/2". Original vellum backed blue boards (gilt lettering on spine is dull; corners slightly bumped). Heraldic bookplate on front pastedown. Gift inscription dated July, 1899 on half title page (not authors). Very good. 110 pages + 2 page ads. Enclosed in a purple 1/2 morocco slipcase. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Poems [SECOND EDITION DATED 1899]

      T Fisher Unwin, London, 1899. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good 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: 201-750 grams. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 7767..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        The Novels

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1899-1900. [Including Jane Eyre; Shirley; Vilette; Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.] In seven volumes with portraits and illustrations. 7 volumes, octavo (197 × 134 mm). Contemporary brown calf, crimson and green morocco labels, decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With photogravures and illustrations throughout. Bookplate to front pastedown of each volumes, fore-edges a little spotted, spines rubbed, an attractive set in excellent condition. The Haworth edition. An attractive set of the works of the Brontë sisters, with illustrations, biographical pieces and an introduction by Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Smith, Elder, & Co. were the original publishers of Jane Eyre, the novel which made the younger Smith's reputation almost overnight in 1847, and changed the direction of the firm toward the literary output for which it was famous during the latter 19th-century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TICKET NO. "9672

      1899. Translated from the French by Laura E. Kendall. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., n.d. 3 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black, light blue and peach. First American hardbound edition.~UN BILLET DE LOTERIE was first published in France in 1886, and that same year George Munro of New York was the first to publish this in English -- in two self-wrappered volumes of his "Seaside Library" (the first volume was published by July 1886, and the second by December 1886). In between these two (in August), Sampson Low published the first British edition (as THE LOTTERY TICKET). Munro being, of course, a pirate publisher, his business went downhill fast after the passage of the International Copyright Act in 1891 (clearly George did not offer enough "soft money" to his legislators). His "Seaside Library" publications became the property of Donohue of Chicago, and this book, published "by the turn of the century" [T&M], is one result: though mentioning only "Ticket No. 9672" on the binding and title page, it also includes various other former "Seaside Library" numbers by other authors, including Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." There were no other American editions of this Verne tale between the Munro two-volume wrappered first and this Donahue one -- making this the first American hardbound edition.~Both the front cover and the spine portray lighter-than-air flying machines. The usual problem for this book is the erosion of the peach-colored pigment used on the binding, and this copy is no exception: although the book has very little overall wear, the peach is entirely missing from the spine (in fact it appears never to have been applied there) and partly from the front cover. Taves & Michaluk V031; also see Myers 52.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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 River War

      This is a superlative copy of the rare wartime reprint of The River War, bearing the original dust jacket. Churchill's second book, originally published in 1899, recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In 1933, a so-called "Second Cheap Edition" was made from plates of the 1902 edition with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." There were ultimately five printings of this edition. All are now highly sought in collector-worthy condition, particularly when accompanied by the original dust jackets.  Most scarce is the dust jacket for this 1940 printing - the only wartime printing and bearing a dust jacket unique to this printing. Survival rate for these jackets is quite low, likely owing to the thin, white paper on which they were printed.  It is not only the dust jackets that proved fragile.  The books beneath were bound in a coarse, lilac cloth that proved highly susceptible to soiling, fading, and wear and the contents to spotting and toning.  Here is a truly fine example of the book in an original dust jacket.  The lilac cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and virtually no wear.  The contents are immaculate - crisp, bright, and tight with no spotting and no previous ownership marks.  The page edges show no age-toning.  A trivial hint of dust soiling to the top edge is the only flaw noted.  Copies thus are quite rare.  The dust jacket, having done its job protecting the lovely book beneath, has suffered a bit from age, mostly in the form of losses along the top edge.  The illustrated front face - the unique feature of this dust jacket - is substantially complete with triangular losses at the upper corners to a maximum depth of one inch at the upper front.  Spine presentation is also quite respectable, with irregular loss to a maximum depth of .5 inch at the head.  The largest loss is to the blank rear face - an irregular 4.25 inch x 2 inch loss at the upper edge.  We have fitted beneath this jacket a color photocopy of a complete example which visually fills the losses.  Of course the color copy beneath is not adhered to the original jacket and is removable.  Both the original jacket and copy beneath are protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.c, Woods/ICS A2(da.3), Langworth p.33

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Illustrated Memorial of His Art and Life

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1899. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 270 pp., folio. Printed at the Chiswick Press, with 30 photogravure plates and 170 other illustrations. Art nouveau binding designed by Laurence Housman, in full blue cloth with elaborate gilt decoration. Publisher's list of illustrated books for Christmas 1899 laid in (single sheet in two colors, folded to make four pages). Light wear, marking, and bumps to extremities of cloth (worn through in tiny spots at corners), but with gilt decoration on the whole quite bright; slight cock to spine; hinges starting but still essentially intact and strong; one weak opening between signatures toward the end; light, even age-toning to page edges; otherwise very good, and overall an attractive copy, much nicer than average.

      [Bookseller: Passages Bookshop]
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      Chicago & Duluth: The Duluth Press Publishing Company, (1899). First Edition. Hardcover. A name beneath Cody's inscription has been erased. Front hinge partly cracked but tight; cheap paper still very good with a few pages roughly opened. Some rubbing to the spine edges and a heavily rubbed spot about the size of a dime on the rear cover. Very Good and rather scarce when signed. Original maroon cloth with a buffalo head embossed in blind on the front cover; (xiv), 296 pages. Illustrated with plates after sketches and photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the subject on the half-title page: "With the Compliments/of the Subject/W. F. Cody/'Buffalo Bill.'" Graff 4616; Howes W-297.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Harvard Lyrics and Other Verses. Being Selections of the Best Verse Written by Harvard Undergraduates Within the Last Ten Years

      Boston: Brown and Company, 1899. 1st ed., 1899. 12mo. Frontispiece with tissue guard. x, 13-153 pp. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles and illustration front cover. Top edge gilt. Contains Wallace Stevens' first published poem, "Vita Mea" (its first and only appearance) as well as E. A. Robinson's "Menoetes." INSCRIBED in 1900 by the compiler, Charles Stebbins on the front free endpaper. From the John William Pye Collection of E. A. Robinson, whose specially designed bookplate is on the front pastedown. Pye authored Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Bio-bibliography, 1969. Light wear at the spinal extremities else near fine.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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      1899. TRUAX, Charles. THE MECHANICS OF SURGERY, COMPRISING DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ILLUSTRATIONS AND LISTS OF THE INSTRUMENTS, APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE NECESSARY IN MODERN SURGICAL ART. Chicago: Hammond Press, W. B. Conkey Co., 1899. 1024 pp. Stout 8vo., green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front flyleaf. An unusually nice copy. Extremely detailed, a comprehensive catalogue of 19th century American surgical instruments and their usage. Well-illustrated, over 2381 images.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        71 Not Out: Seventy-One not out: The Reminiscences of William Caffyn, member of the All England and United Elevens, of the Surrey County Eleven, of the Anglo-American team of 1859, and of the Anglo-Australian teams of 1861 and 1863

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London 1899 - All 30 listed illustrations are present plus tissue guarded frontis. xiv +265 pages inc. index + 32 page publishers catalogue. HARDBACK. Clean & tight. July 1899 inscription on title page: see scan. No dustjacket. Sent RECORDED NEXT WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard. Ref: M12 [William Caffyn 1828-1919] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SAVERY BOOKS]
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      F. Tennyson Neely, New York 1899 - Good in boards. Hinge starting. Some staining to boards. An extremely rear volume. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome, and scarce, edition of the plays of William Shakespeare. Victoria edition. The text for this edition has been taken from the Globe Shakespeare, edited by WIlliam George Clark and William Aldis Wright, though with an entirely new glossary. Volume I contains his comedies, volume II contains the histories, and volume III contains the tragedies. Bound by Riviere and Sons (binder's ink stamp to recto of front free-endpaper). Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd mark. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Poems [SECOND EDITION DATED 1899]

      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: 201-750 grams. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 7767.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Book of the Dead. Facsimiles of the Papyri of Hunefer, Anhai, Kerasher and Netchemet with Supplementary text from the papyrus of Nu, with transcripts, translations, etc

      British Museum, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Tall folio. British Museum, 1899. 3/4 leather. Collated. 16in. x 23.75in. (41cm x 60cm) Internally clean and unmarked. Rebacked with newer cloth back with new end papers. Original boards are moderately shelf worn (see pictures). This is a very large and heavy book, international buyers please contact for a shipping quote.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Das Aegyptische Verbum Im Altaegyptischen Neuaegyptischen Und Koptischen (Erster Band, Zweiter Band, Dritter Band & Indices)

      J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1899. ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS Titles translate to "The Egyptian Verb in ancient Egyptian, Late Egyptian and Coptic". Volumes 1 & 2 were published in 1899, Volume 3 (including index) was published in 1902. This is the first known published work by Kurt Sethe (considered one of the greatest philologists in Egyptology). Books are marble board bound with leather spines and corners. The leather has some modreate chipping and bumping at the edges, and the marble has some small spots of balding. Some of the gold-gilt titles at the spine have chipped away and have been restored with gold ink. Both the leather and marble are still bright and boldly coloured. Aside from some moderate foxing to the front and end papers, the contents of these books are in excellent condition. Pages are still crisp with only slight warpthem near the spine. The exterior of volume 2 has sustained the most wear; the front board is slightly bent upward, and the spine of this volume has begun to separate at the top, some glue residue is present. To maintain the integrity of the original condition, the spine has not been further repaired with modern glue for fear of chemical damage. We are extremly excited to be offering the original publication to the book-buying community. Contact us today for aditional information. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size. . German Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/n/a. Folio.

      [Bookseller: The Book Women]
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        The City of the Soul

      London: Grant Richards, 1899. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. A SUPERB 1890s ASSOCIATION COPY. INSCRIBED BY DOUGLAS TO THE ARTIST WILLIAM ROTHENSTEIN, "Will Rothenstein from his friend and admirer the author. June 12. 1899. London." There is also a handwritten note in pencil for the poem "A Triad of the Moon," stating that the poem was composed in Italy near Naples when Douglas was still with Oscar Wilde, and Wilde was writing The Ballad of Reading Gaol. It is not clear who wrote this note. Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945) was a poet and author, but is probably best known as the intimate friend and lover of Oscar Wilde. Rothenstein was an important artist who was a close friend of many of the major writers and artists of his day, including both Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde. He is well known for his accomplished and sensitive portraits of his friends and acquaintances. This book was first published anonymously, but the second edition was published with Douglas';s name on it. Sales were said to slip at once. Bound in the original vellum backed blue-grey boards with faded gilt title to spine. The spine is slightly darkened and the boards show minor signs of handling. A previous owner affixed something to the corners of the front and rear free endpapers with tape, and the tape has left residue on those pages. The tape mark slightly overlaps Rothenstein';s name but does not affect its legibility. There is typical offsetting to the endpapers. Bookplate of William Rothenstein on front pastedown. An important presentation copy of this scarce book. In very good condition. 110 pages plus 2 pages of ads. POE/053111.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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      - In two volumes. Volume I: Vanua Levu, Fiji. A description of its leading physical and geological characters; Volume II: Plant Dispersal. Pp. xx+392+xxviii+628(last colophon), 18 plates including 7 maps or charts (all but one of which are coloured and 2 of which are double page lithographs with coloured highlights), text figures, appendices, indices; med. 8vo; rebound in modern qr. calf, the spines lettered and decorated in gilt between raised bands, marbled papered boards; uncut; later endpapers; library blind stamp on title page and ink number stamp on fore-edges and at foot of dedication page both volumes, a few pages slightly creased (including the plate opposite p. 152 in Volume I), a couple of short edge splits or chips, a little light soiling; Macmillan, London, 1903-1906. Both first editions. *The second volume is a pioneering study of the movement of plant seeds across the Pacific. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Dot and the Kangaroo

      London,: Thomas Burleigh,, 1899.. Quarto, portrait frontispiece and 19 full-page black & white illustrations by Frank Mahony; a very good copy in the original red cloth with patterned endpapers. The very rare first edition of this Australian children's classic.The story of Dot, the little girl lost in the Australian bush, who is helped by a kindly grey kangaroo, has become 'a fundamental text of Australian children's literature' (People, Print and Paper). It has rarely been out of print over the past century, appearing in innumerable editions, with illustrations by a variety of artists.The author, Ethel Pedley, was an English-born music teacher, and committed conservationist, who lived in Sydney. Although she died in England before the book was published, she had made arrangements for Bulletin artist Frank Mahony to illustrate the book. His depictions of the bush certainly do give an authentically Australian air to the publication, which although published in London was 'entirely produced in Australia'.Muir, 5913.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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      Hachette & Cie. (Paris): Hachette & Cie., 1899. First ed. Kuhn. Folio, 50 pp., (1), plus seven hand-pulled photogravure plates with tissue guards. Text is further illustrated with over 40 additional photo-illustrations. Occasional foxing to the blank margins, not effecting the images. Illustrated wrappers with photogravure vignettes on the front and rear wrappers, which are moderately soiled and rubbed. In all, this remains a very good example of a rare book. This anthology contains gravures after negatives by Annan, Boissonas, Demachy, Kuhn, Maskell, Puyo, and others. "Later collected by Alfred Stieglitz, the work of Annan, Demachy, Kuhn, and Puyo influenced his Photo-Secession esthetic." The Truthful Lens, No. 102.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd ]
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        La photographie animée. Avec une préface de J. Marey.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars 1899 - In-8 de Front., XII, 185, (3) pp. Demi-chagrin mauve, couverture imprimée conservée. (Reliure moderne.) Première édition de cet ouvrage important pour l'histoire du cinéma. Illustré par un frontispice hors-texte (deux chronophotographies) et 146 figures dans le texte. Les illustrations montrent les appareils construits depuis les débuts de la "photographie animée", que Jules Marey appelle dans sa préface la "chronophotographie". Trutat, disciple de Marey émis le premier l'idée de tourner entre 20 et 25 images par seconde. Bon exemplaire. // Plus de photos sur // // More picture on

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        Le Buddhisme au Cambodge,

      P., Leroux 1899, - fort in-8, XXXI-532 pp., illustré d'1 frontispice, quelques figures astronomiques dans le texte et 6 planches hors-texte, reliure bradel papier, dos orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre maroquin (reliure moderne). "Je vis depuis treize ans au milieu du peuple cambodgien. ( ) Il m'a semblé que je le connaissais assez maintenant pour entreprendre de pénétrer jusqu'au fond de sa conscience. ( ) Mon livre n'est que la monographie nationale d'un peuple buddhiste, une enquête sur la religion et les croyances religieuses du peuple cambodgien, non telles, peut-être, qu'elles devraient être d'après les textes sacrés, mais telles qu'elles sont en réalité aujourd'hui." (préface). Bon exemplaire."

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      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First English language edition. Fine. Finely bound in full Morocco with raised bands on the spine, gilt dentelles, marbled end-pages and the original cloth cover bound in the rear. Complete as issued with half-title, 16-page advertisement at the end and everything in between. Pages toned and slightly brittle at the rough fore and lower edges. First published in 1890 as "Sult" and first translated into English here by Mary Chavelita Dunne under the pseudonym George Edgerton.& & A somewhat autobiographical novel of a destitute writer living in Oslo on a constant search for nourishment; a prototype for later novels of alienation, poverty and loneliness. The book is considered one of the foundations of modern, 20th century literature, influencing such heavyweights as Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Henry Miller, Herman Hesse, and many others. A quick search of auction records reveals that a single copy of this first translation in wrappers sold in 1994 (copies of the first edition were available both in wrappers and cloth). A scarce and important work. Fine.

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        Missions Belges de la compagnie de Jésus. Congo - Bengale - Ceylan. (15 years)

      Bruxelles, Charles Bulens, 1899. - 1913. 15 volumes = 15 years. (1899 and 1906 in 12 fascicules) rest hardcovers, half cloth. With illustrations. Very good set, see image.

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        An English Girl?s First Impressions of Burmah [Burma]

      Wigan, R. Platt & London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1899.. Duodecimo. Pp. (vi), 248. Bound in the original publisher?s pictorial stiff wrappers, bit marked, small illustration to spine, spine bit chipped and slightly edge frayed, back cover evenly darkened. In all, a fine copy, overall very well preserved, and with bright interior. - - First edition. KVK does not locate a copy in all major European institutional libraries. COPAC locates copies in National Library of Scotland; Oxford; Trinity College Dublin. British Library has 2 copies. Glasgow has electronic reproduction only. Not in Library of Congress nor in European Register of Microform Masters. OCLC 15601128 lists 53 North American locations with microform copy only. OCLC 57499619 locates 3rd edition only. For further reading see Jane Robinson: ?Wayward Women: A Guide to Women Travellers? (Oxford); and idem, ibid: ?Parrot Pie for Breakfast: An Anthology of Women Pioneers?. Elizabeth Ellis? (1874-1913) travelogue, ?my first plunge into Literature?, later described as ?one of the funniest travel books ever written?, was so extremely successful that it was immediately reprinted twice, and both second and third editions appeared in the same year as the first. Ellis published later her ?The Fair Moon of Bath? (New York, 1908). A very rare copy of the first edition in the original binding.

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        Plain talk in psalm & parable

      An extraordinary example of Crosby's second and best known book of moral verse. Offered is the author's personal copy, documented by his signature and inscription done in pen & dark gray ink on the front endpaper, memorializing receiving it at Grasmere, his home, on July 12, 1899. The note below, also in his strong clear hand, identifies it as the first printed and bound copy, stating; "1st American copy". Facing, on the opposite front endpaper is Crosby's mounted b/w woodcut bookplate, a splendid pictorial example of the American Craftsmen style, designed by the Alwil Shop with Crosby's motto, his full name, and estate name, Grasmere. GRASMERE: The house with 800 acres in Rhinebeck Village, Dutchess County, New York was first built in 1774 under the supervision of Janet Livingston Montgomery, widow of General Richard Montgomery, killed at Quebec during the Revolutionary War, and sister of Robert R. Livingston, who with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, drafted the Declaration of Independence. The estate remained in the family until 1893. It was sold to Crosby in 1894 on his return from Alexandria in Egypt where he had been a jurist on the Court of First Instance, by appointment of President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1894). Crosby restored and enlarged the house and also restored the farm, personally working the land. SIGNATURE AND MOTTO: Crosby's signature has one flourish, an integrated sickle and cross formed around the middle initial H, a calligraphic representation of his motto, "Laborare Est Orare" (to work is to pray). This motto, first attributed to the Christian monk, St. Benedict of Nursia (ca. 530) was widely adopted, including by the Freemasons. ERNEST H. (HOWARD) CROSBY: A leading American Christian anarchist from his conversion in 1894, friendly with many principal figures in American letters and thought and a highly active advocate for equality. He abandoned his career and changed the course of his life after visiting Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana, becoming his disciple and the principal spokesperson in the U.S. for Tolstoy's Christian moral philosophy of love and peaceful opposition to any authority that enforced social inequality. FORMAT: Publisher's sewn cobalt blue cloth boards with gilt top edge, gilt letters on the upper side and spine within gilt ruled borders. CONDITION DETAIL: Bookplate: fine. Inscription: front free endpaper with bumped bottom corner and top edge and inner edge soiling: ink letters clear and bright. Pages: extremities including title page with slight bottom corner bend: contents clean except pages 8-9 with gutter spotting: pp. 47-72 with fore-edge wear. Covers: bottom corners bumped: scattered soiling and rubs: some dye loss. Gilt: bright. Binding: front hinge cracked, rear hinge cracking, some signatures slightly loosened, but reliable and solid. PAGINATION: Complete; 188 pages, untrimmed, as issued, not illustrated, title page with publisher's horticultural logo and Latin motto, Scire Quod Sciendum (knowledge worth knowing), contents, pages 7-10, lists 105 poems including dedication to mentor, Leo Tolstoy, each with identical leaf decoration at head. Postscript begins; "It is not I that have written; / It is not I that have sung. / I'm the chord that Another has smitten, - / The chime that Another has rung." After receiving "Plain Talk", Tolstoy wrote to Crosby that; "I like the book very, very much. Some of the pieces-the choice is difficult because all are very good-I will have translated into Russian". SIZE: As issued, 215 x 147 mm (8.46 x 5.79 inches). PUBLISHING NOTE: A worldwide catalog search finds 37 holdings, principally at leading institutions, including Harvard, New York Public Library, Brown, Oberlin, and The Huntington Library. The first edition is very scarce. Maynard, Small & Company published Walt Whitman, a major influence on Crosby, and was a leading turn of the 20th century publisher of belles lettres and biographies. BOOKPLATE: selected for the 1902 American book arts exhibition in Richmond, Indiana. The Alwil Shop was a noted private printing press in Ridgewood, New Jersey directed by Frank B. Rae. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Der Moderne Stil Eine internationale Rundschau uber die besten Leistungen dere auf gewerblichem Gebiete thatigen Kunstler unserer Zeit, mit besonderer Berucksichtigung des Auslandes

      Stuttgart: Verlag Julius Hoffmann, 1899-1903. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. portfolios, red cloth spine and decorated boards. Near fine. 5 vols/No Dust Jacket. 35 x 25 cm. 504 plates with multiple images per plate in a variety of colors and tones -- 126 plates in volume one and 96 in vols. 2-5. A comprehensive survey and archive of Art Nouveau design in Europe with contributions by Walter Crane, Louis Rhead, Georges de Feure, Alphonse Mucha, Cobden Sanderson, Riviere & Son, Aubrey Beardsley, Eugene Grasset, Rene Lalique, Carloz Schwabe, Tiffany & Co., William Morris and a host of artists in the minor arts -- book plate design (Val. St. Lambert & H. Osporvat) and lace (Edith James & A. de Santy). Decorative arts include: furnishings, metal work, glass, ceramics, and jewelry, which are not included in the 2006 reprint -- as as example to name but a few, Lalique's iron work, salt shakers by C.S. Ashbee, ceramics by Albert Dammouse and Grasset's stained glass designs are omitted, rendering the reprint apologia stillborn, an abridgment at best. First three volume covers in green, lettering in red within a floral motif, last two volumes in light gray covers with art nouveau design and purple lettering. Interior contents clean and fresh.

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        McTeague: A Story of San Francisco

      New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899. First Edition. Octavo (20cm); red "T" cloth, stamped in white on spine and front cover; [i-vi], 442, [4]pp. First printing (per Blanck), with "moment" the final word on p. 106; McElrath's third state, with plates properly imposed and pagination of 25th signature correct. Spine slightly sunned, very minor rubbing and wear to boards, brief, thin split to rear hinge, but still a tight, fresh and lightly used copy, Very Good to Near Fine, with the spine lettering still clearly legible. & & An attractive copy of Norris's first mature novel, generally regarded as the first major work of American literary naturalism. The basis for two film adaptations, most famously Erich von Stroheim's 1924 silent epic Greed. Uncommon in the first printing, and genuinely scarce in collector's condition. BAL 15031. McELRATH A.3.I.a.

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        Elle est charmante, comédie en trois actes, 1899-1900

      S.n. 1899 - - S.n., Paris _1899-1900, 77pp. in-4, en feuilles. - Manuscrit autographe complet et inédit de 77 pages rédigées et foliotées au recto à l'encre noire. Couverture de papier présentant le titre, la date et le lieu (Paris 12 décembre 1899 - 12 janvier 1900). Quelques corrections autographe de l'auteur. Comédie inédite en prose ; l'action se situe à l'époque contemporaine, à Paris et dans la forêt de Fontainebleau ; elle met en scène un auteur dramatique, une charmante actrice, un journaliste de province. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Isle of the Virgins: A Romance

      Buffalo: The Wenborne-Sumner Co., 1899. Beautiful gift quality copy. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's inked gift inscription on 2nd Ffep, shallow tear and creasing at bottom edge of frontispiece, slight character soiling to title page and p.324-328, else textblock very clean and tight. Lightly rubbed binding with light shelf wear, lightly frayed corners. 328pp.. First Edition. Illustrated Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Frontispiece. 12mo over 6¾" 7¾" tall. Hard Cover.

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        Story Of Little Black Sambo (The)

      London: Grant Richards, 1899. 1st Edition. Green Cloth. Vg. 16mo. (Helen Bannerman). viii,57,[1 blank], 1,[printer's imprint], [1 blank] pp. 27 full page illustrations by the author, engraved on wood and color printed by Edmund Evans. No. 4 of the Dumpy books for Children.1st printing with only the 4 titles listed. Original pale green cloth lettered and stamped in dark green with ruled borders and verttical stripes. Some minor rubbing to cloth and some very light internal spotting. A very small (approx 2mm) marginal chip to page 11, not affecting text. Still, one of the nicest copies you will find of this very scarce item, usually found in much worse condition. Housed in a green full morocco clamshell case with gilt lettering on spine.

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      London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First edition. Very Good +. One of 1000 numbered copies. Very Good+ or a little better with spine a trifle faded, a few small bumps on corners and small, 1-inch sticker on inner paste-down, partially removed. Internal contents are clean and tight. & & Wilde's comedic masterpiece, a social satire, attempts to "treat all trivial things in life very seriously, and all serious things of life with a sincere and studied triviality." The importance of this work can hardly be overstated. As a comedic play, it is second only to Shakespeare. First performed on the stage in 1895, it received much critical acclaim and public approbation, but its run was short-lived. Shortly after opening, Wilde entered into legal battles which ultimately led to his imprisonment and subsequent exile to Paris. As a result, he would produce no other comic or dramatic work. To this day, Wilde's dialogues and word play in "The Importance of Being Earnest" continue to inspire and amuse audiences worldwide. Housed in a custom chemise with slipcase. Very Good +.

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        The Importance of Being Earnest

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co,, 1899. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. Small quarto (205 × 150 mm). Contemporary green morocco, titles to spine and monogram to upper board gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bookplate of Harry G. Sperling. Slightly rubbed at extremities, endpapers tanned from turn-ins. An excellent copy. First edition, the regular issue of 1,000 copies. Wilde's final play and his comic masterpiece was written in 1894. Within two weeks of its opening in February 1895, Wilde began his ill-conceived libel trial against the Marquis of Queensbury which lead to Wilde's trial for homosexuality and subsequent imprisonment. As a consequence, the play was not published until after Wilde's release in 1898.

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        An Experimental Research Into Surgical Shock

      nbsp;Philadelphia -J. B. Lippincott, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A medical text investigating as aspects of the body and its affect from surgical shock, including chapters specifically on bones, the diaphragm and liver. Inscribed by the author. First edition. An essay awarded the Cartwright Prize for 1887. With diagrams and illustrations throughout. This copy was presented by Sir Gilbert Barling, BT. Barling was an English physician who was involved in the setting up of the Birmingham Branch of the British Empire Cancer Campaign (now Cancer Research UK) and became its first Chairman. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, worn to extremities and sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with a presentation label to the front free endpaper and author's inscription to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Mir zur Feier. Gedichte.

      1. edition. Berlin: Georg Heinrich Meyer 1899. [4] + 120 pp. Uncut copy in publisher's cover. Cover weakly marked of use, internally nice and clean

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        MEMOIRS OF THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM OF POLYNESIAN ETHNOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY -- Hawaiian Feather Work & Ancient Hawaiian Stone Implements & Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work & An Index to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean

      Honolulu: Bishop Museum, 1899-1902-1903-1900. First edition. Hardcover. Green buckram, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good. 4 vols. bound in one./No Dust Jacket. Respectively, as per above titles: 81 (2) pages, 17 pages, 100 pages, 170 pages. A plethora of black and white plates most with multiple images, illustrations in the text, maps and two color lithographs. With Index of Vol. I, 1899-1903 containing a List of Plates, Illustrations in the Text, and Alphabetical Index. Original wrappers bound-in. Clean and fresh internally, bookplate and label front paste-down only ex-library marking, modest extremity rubbing.

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        THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (Larger Temple Shakespeare Limited Edition 12 Volumes complete)

      London: J. M. Dent, 1899. 1899-1900. A fine set of 12 volumes in original highly decorative full vellum bindings. "This Edition on hand-made paper is limited to one hundred and seventy-five copies for England, of which this is no. 83.""With many illustrations, antiquarian and topographical". Colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Vellum bindings with gilt decoration to the spines, gilt vignette to the centre of the front boards, boards with bevelled edges. Top edges gilt, other edges uncut. Bindings very good and bright with very light surface wear/soiling only. Contents clean and tight, engraved bookplates to the front paste-downs, slight spotting to a few plates/tissue guards otherwise unmarked. A superb limited edition set, beautifully bound.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo (15 x 21.5cm).

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        Overland Monthly 1899 (2 Volumes)

      San Francisco: Overland Monthly Publishing Company, 1899. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good. First appearance in print of the following Jack London tales: "To the Man on the Trail (A Klondike Christmas)," "The White Silence (Another Story of Malemute Kid)," "The Son of the Wolf (Third of the 'Malemute Kid' Stories)," "The Men of Forty-Mile ('Malemute Kid' Deals with a Duel)," "In a Far Country," "The Priestly Prerogative (Sixth of the 'Malemute Kid' Stories)," "The Wife of a King" and "The Wisdom of the Trail." "The Wife of a King" later became part of London's first book, "The Son of the Wolf." Extremely rare! viii, 570, vii, 568 pp. 8vo. 2 volume bound set of the Overland Monthly January-June (Volume XXXIII--Second Series) and July-December (Volume XXXIV--Second Series), 1899. Binding is 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards. Spines have slightly worn and faded black lettering. Bindings aged, soiled and worn. Leather spine and corners are scuffed. Hinges starting. Green speckled page edges are slightly aged and/or soiled. Interiors are aged but clean, crisp and tight.

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