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        Maria

      G. B. PARAVIA E COMP, 1899. ITALIANO 0,27 Rilegato con con copertina rossa e decorazioni in oro, legatura malferma, presenti aloni e segni di usura sulla copertina, visibile la firma di appartenenza scritta a matita in una delle pagine preliminari, pagine normalmente ingiallite dal tempo e con fioriture, sono stati inseriti dei fiori all'interno delle pagine USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1899. Hardcover. This is the first printing of the Silver Library edition of Churchill's first book. The Story of the Malakand Field Force recounts Churchill's experiences while attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Publication of the first edition of 1898 was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. In part because of the errors in the first edition which so vexed Churchill, the publisher also issued a second edition less than a year after the first in January 1899. This Silver Library edition was the first to incorporate the author's corrections in the text, making this an important and highly collectable edition. Unfortunately, the maroon boards proved highly susceptible to fading and wear, the paper easily browned and became brittle, and the binding often cracked. This first Silver Library edition, first printing - one of just 1,440 copies – is in very good condition. Shelf presentation is superior for the edition; the spine retains particularly strong color and bright gilt with almost no discernible color shift between the covers and spine – a rarity. The binding is square and tight, showing modest overall mottling of the color and light wear to extremities. The contents remain comparatively bright for the edition, the age-toning light for the edition. The distinctive swan and ship endpapers are intact, as are the frontispiece, tissue guard, and maps. Spotting is light within, primarily confined to the prelims and page edges. The sole previous ownership mark is an inked owner name dated “1899.” on the front free endpaper verso. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: "...I had written them with the design... of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: "...It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.3.a, Woods/ICS A1(ba.1), Langworth p.20.

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        Fox Hunting : a treatise by the Right Hon. the Earl of Kilreynard, now compiled and illustrated by ...

      London: Horace Cox, 1899. First edition. Illustrated with 12 leaves of plates. iv, 27 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original blue cloth, bevelled boards, upper board titled in gilt with comic armorial shield. Presentation copy inscribed by the author/illustrator. Some minor soiling to board edges, else fine. First edition. Illustrated with 12 leaves of plates. iv, 27 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed. Uncommon humorous foxhunting title written and illustrated with line drawings by Charles Wentworth Bell (1858-1929) of Bronsil, Eastnor, here in a presentation copy, inscribed "To E.M.O. / from C.W.B. / Bronsil, Dec. 27, 1899". Higginson, British and American Sporting Authors, pp. 175-6

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        The Brotherhood of Seven Kings

      London: Ward, Lock, 1899. A first edition, first printing published by Ward Lock in 1899. A very good book (possibly recasedwith new endpapers), with some reinforcement to the spine tips and corners. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Works. With an Introduction by W. E. Henley. 12 Bände.

      Archibald Constable/Scribner 1899-1901, Westminster/New York - Gr.-8vo. Mit 12 Frontispizen. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Hldr. d. Zeit m. dekorativer Rückengoldprägung. Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst unbeschnittene Büttenkanten. 1.-2. Roderick Random. 3.-4. Humphry Clinker. 5.-7. Peregrine Pickle. 8.-9. Ferdinand Count Fathom. 10. Sir Launcelot Greaves. 11. Travels through France and Italy. 12. Miscellanies. - Einbände berieben, teils kl. Fehlstellen an den RSchildern. Je 4 schöne Exlibris sowie hs. Besitzvermerk auf Vorsätzen. Nur im Rande u. jew. zu Anfang u. Ende etw. stockfleckig, sonst sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr.

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        La photothérapie

      1899 - Paris, Georges Carré et Naud, 1899, in-8, , broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Publication du Finsen's medicinske Lysinstitut de Copenhague. Édition originale de cette réunion de trois mémoires, traduits en français, du médecin danois Niels Ryberg Finsen, inventeur de la photothérapie : I. Les rayons chimiques et la variole. II. La lumière comme agent d'excitabilité. III. Traitements de lupus vulgaire par les rayons chimiques concentrés ; Finsen obtint des résultats très satisfaisants dans le traitement de cette dernière maladie dermatologique. Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904) souffrait de la maladie de Pick ; ayant l'intuition que l'exposition au soleil pouvait soulager ses symptômes, il entreprit des recherches sur le rôle de la lumière dans divers processus biologiques. En parallèle, il découvrit lors d'essais cliniques, les effets thérapeutiques de la lumière rouge dans le traitement de la variole, des faisceaux de rayons concentrés dans la guérison du lupus vulgaire et des bains de soleil dans la cure du lupus tuberculeux. Les travaux de Finsen générèrent l'enthousiasme : dès 1896 fut créé, à Copenhague, l'Institut de photothérapie qui porte son nom et dont il fut le premier directeur. En 1903, il obtint le prix Nobel pour ses contributions. Ouvrage très rare. Exemplaire en majeure partie non coupé. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Couverture salie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Thousand Days in the Arctic

      New York, Harper, 1899 [first American edition]. Octavo, xxiv, 940, [4] (publisher's advertisements) pages with 2 frontispiece portraits and 188 illustrations (many full-page) plus 13 plates and 5 folding maps. Colour-pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut; cloth slightly rubbed and very slightly worn at the extremities; short split to the cloth on the rear leading edge expertly sealed; tiny chips and tears to the leading edge of two leaves (where inexpertly opened), with trifling imperfections to a few other leading edges; lengthy biographical note on the author in light pencil on the front flyleaf; an excellent copy. The account of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition, led by Jackson and equipped and sponsored by Harmsworth 'to make a thorough scientific exploration of the newly-discovered Franz-Josef Land, only some part of its southern shores being then known, and the hope being reasonably entertained that it might extend far to the northward, and therefore afford facilities for a nearer approach to the North Pole than had hitherto been accomplished'. The party left England in July 1894 and spent the next three years based on Northbrook Island. It was here that Nansen and Johansen providentially met them in June 1896 on their return by kayak from their unsuccessful dash to the Pole.

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        Manuscript book on heraldica in Dutch, meant as a handbook on heraldica. Containing 290 handcoloured coats-of-arms based on printed blank coats-of-arms.

      Netherlands, late 17th century. 8o. Modern full vellum, in made to measure cassette. Good condition. Exlibris Daniel de Bruin. 19+ 290 pag. A couple pages professionally strengthened. This intriguing anonymous manuscript contains 290 prints of blank coats-of-arms, which are hand coloured and decorated with the appropriate heraldic figures. The families seem to be mainly of French origin. This manuscript was sold at auction in 1899 by Beijers from the collection of Royaards van den Ham, second part, nr. 3016 (then unbound but with register). What makes this manuscript exraordinary is the fact that at the time it was made (late 17th century), the only Dutch heraldic work was that by Thomas de Rouck, which was also based on the French heraldic ideas. It seems that this book originates from the same time and was never printed or maybe even not intended for printing. The drawings of the coats-of-arms are detailed and well executed. It starts with a 19 page description of the formal crowns and crests and is followed by 290 single page heraldic descriptions. The manuscript should be regarded as a handbook. H145

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        The Writings of Mark Twain.

      Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1899-1907. The Royal Edition of the writings of Mark Twain. Octavo, 25 volumes, bound in full contemporary red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, compartments with gilt floral designs, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with gravure plates, additional illustrated title pages. Number 411 of an unstated number of copies of the Royal Edition, "Limited and Registered." The Royal edition contains all the novels, essays and sketches of Mark Twain. With many full-page illustrations, including etchings, photogravures, and engravings, with numerous frontispieces. Rare and desirable. To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him... He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills).

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        Big Game Hunting In The Rockies And On The Great Plains

      G.P. Putnam's Sons (The Kickerbocker Press) 1899 - Large quarto, xxiv, 328pp, viii, 476pp, 55 illustrations, gilt titles over morocco inlays, original beige cloth boards, uncut. Light soiling to cloth cover. Slipcase added after publication. Limited edition of 1000 copies, all signed by President Theodore Roosevelt beneath photograph on frontispiece. This is number 998 of 1000. Book comprises of writings titled "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter." Illustrations are by artists such as Remington, Frost, Sanford and Gifford. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A RARE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MR. WILLIAM GEORGE JORDAN, OF THE SATURDAY EVENING

      Ichigaya, Tokyo 1899. A three-page holographic penned letter on two sheets:, one, two sides, 14 x 20 cm., on buff colored paper, dated and signed by Lafcadio Hearn. RARE & OBSCURE ! A superb letter to William G. Jordan, the editor of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Hearn sends Jordan a blistering reply to his request to receive more Hearn essays. Hearn in turn states categorically that he shall never submit to any editor or publisher's censorship. The following is the full text of that letter, exactly recorded below in the format as Hearn actually wrote it: [* = our paragraph/space markers] William George Jordan, Esq., Editor Saturday Evening Post:- "My Dear Mr. Jordan - Your letter of March 10th is with me. I am afraid that my answer to it will not please you; but I have no doubt that you will be able to understand my view of the question, and I propose to be perfectly frank with you. I have stopped writing for magazines, because their Editors or perhaps their publishers, are the enemies, and, mostly, the irreconcilable enemies, of literature. They want only work written according to their order. They want only something that is like something which has already pleased the majority of their readers. They do not want anything because it is well-done, because it is original, because it contains a new idea, -no, they want only what they think their readers want. And necessarily they desire, as a consequence of this policy, the commonplace, the lifeless, the imitation, the counterfeit, the pinchbeck. Send them an original story -it is too horrible, or too shocking, or too heterodox, or 'not likely to please the majority of our readers.' Send them an essay; and it is not 'exactly suited for the magazine.' But write what they want, -and you can get your own price for dullness and insi- pidity. It is no wonder that American writers have to speak for an audience in -London ! The American magazines are murdering American literature. Under no circumstances and for no renumeration will I ever again write anything to order. I have never done so without regretting it. I could not be persuaded to promise a series of so many articles on such or such a subject at any price. I might undertake, with a fair-minded editor, to be a contributor to some magazine. But I should propose that he be willing to consider any MS. that I might choose to offer him, upon any subject, -that I should never be asked to write upon a particular theme, or to furnish exactly so many notes and words, or to send in a MS. exactly at such and such a time. I should ask for absolute freedom to use my own judgement. And for any MS. -short or long, accepted by him,- I should expect to be paid not less than $100, -unless the magazine were too poor to pay, in which case I might give a MS. for nothing. It would, under any circumstances, be understood that no changes whatever should be made in the text. I doubt, my dear Mr. Jordan, whether your publishers would agree to this sort of thing, -unless you have a freer hand than most editors. But to undertake to please you upon any other conditions would be a positive injury to myself; and my experience with editors has not been small, - though my success has not been great. I remain, dear Sir, Yours very sincerely, Lafcadio Hearn Tokyo, Nishigime Ku, Ichigaya, Tomihisacho 21 /April 8th '99)" This letter contains numerous underlines to give emphasis to his reply. With a very solid and bold Hearn signature. HEARN MANUSCRIPTS ARE RARE ! The majority of his manuscripts took the form of his book texts. His personal letters have always been exceptionally RARE and OBSCURE when compared to his book writings. This unique letter truly reflects Hearn's spunk and backbone as well as his ethical and moral stand- ards for himself. It shows his real character as an author and as an especially as an intellectual. A treasure and keen insight to Lafcadio Hearn's personality. .

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        Chirurgische Technik. 3.Bd.: Operationen am Kopf, Hals und Rumpf. + 4.Bd.: Operationen an Brust, Bauch u. Becken.

      Ergänzungsband zum Handbuch der kriegschirurgischen Technik. - 3. verbesserte u. vermehrte Auflage, Kiel u. Leipzig, Lipsius & Tischer, 1899, 8, X,234 pp. mit 368 Abb. VIII, pp.236-458 mit Abb. No.369-632, Halbleinenband. Bilderbuch der Plastischen Chirurgie - Chirurgie vor 100 Jahren. Dritte und beste Ausgabe. Unter dem Motto "Kurz und Bündig" werden durch die insgesamt 632 instruktiven Abbildungen die operativen Eingriffe in "Schritt für Schritt Illustrationen" dargestellt. Besonders interessant sind die Bildserien zur PLASTISCHEN CHIRURGIE: Blepharoplastik, Cheiloplastik, Meloplastik, Rhinoplastik, sowie Eingriffe bei Lippen- Kiefer u. Gaumenspalten, etc. finden Erwähung. Heute zum Teil nur noch wenig bekannte Methoden nach Ammon, Dieffenbach, Langenbeck, Trendelenburg, Bruns, Burow, Blasius, v.Gräfe, Nélaton, Israel, König, usw. werden geschildert. Ein Bilderbuch der chirurgischen Technik und Instrumentenkunde und Hauptwerk der Kriegschirurgie des berühmten Kieler Chirurgen "... mit den vielen u. lehrreichen Abbildungen ... vorbildlich für die Abfassung technisch-chirurgischer Lehrbücher." A.Bier Gabka/Vaubel, Plastic Surgery, 4,114,140 McDowell, Sorce Book of Plastic Surgery, 241. Maxillo-Facial Surgery v. Esmarch was one of the foremost German surgeons of the 19th century. In his monumental and well illustrated military manual he stressed not only immediate treatment, but secondary treatment and plastic surgery of the face with extensive series of step-by-step illustrations. This book was clearly intended for quick reference of the surgeon in the war zone. Esmarch is renowned for his introduction of the first aid bandage on the battelfield, and his technique of artificial bloodlessness during the surgery of extremities.

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        Letters from Sebastopol].

      Stasiulevich Skt. Peterburg 1899 - Octavo (25 x 17.5 cm). Half-title, frontispiece, title, [2], 172, [2], with 7 plates. Later amateur black cloth over blue boards. Fine copy of the first edition, attractively printed on heavy paper. Pirogov (1810-81) wrote his letters from the frontline during the Crimean War where he was a chief surgeon in the Russian army. He was a pioneer of the military surgery introducing a new method of care for the wounded. Under his command soldiers with lighter wounds were sent to hospitals away from the frontline, whereas for those with heavy wounds he performed surgery on the spot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Polnoe Sobranie Sochinenii I A Goncharova v 12 Tomakh.

      Marks, St Petersburg 1899 - twelve paperback volumes with original paper cover, each part approx 260p, part 1 with frontispiece and folding tables, part 2 spine and binding poor, part 7 lacking back cover, most parts are un-cut and have never been read, faint library stamp to front, fragile set, paper yellowing, in the original printed paper cover, uncommon survival [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        31-?? ?????? 1899 ???? [Performance programme for 31 January 1899].

      1899 - Broadside (30 x 21 cm). Original watercolour signed ?.? [N.L.], text printed in red in right bottom corner, gilt ruled, laid on card and mounted. Overall dimensions: 39.5 x 30.5 cm. Programme adorned with beautiful watercolour presenting three acts that included a play "??????? ??????" [Women's nonsense] by Ivan Shcheglov, romances and readings of monologues. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A RARE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MR. WILLIAM GEORGE JORDAN, OF THE SATURDAY EVENING

      - Ichigaya, Tokyo 1899. A three-page holographic penned letter on two sheets:, one, two sides, 14 x 20 cm., on buff colored paper, dated and signed by Lafcadio Hearn. RARE & OBSCURE ! A superb letter to William G. Jordan, the editor of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Hearn sends Jordan a blistering reply to his request to receive more Hearn essays. Hearn in turn states categorically that he shall never submit to any editor or publisher's censorship. The following is the full text of that letter, exactly recorded below in the format as Hearn actually wrote it: [* = our paragraph/space markers] * William George Jordan, Esq., Editor Saturday Evening Post:- * "My Dear Mr. Jordan - Your letter of March 10th is with me. I am afraid that my answer to it will not please you; but I have no doubt that you will be able to understand my view of the question, and I propose to be perfectly frank with you. * I have stopped writing for magazines, because their Editors or perhaps their publishers, are the enemies, and, mostly, the irreconcilable enemies, of literature. They want only work written according to their order. They want only something that is like something which has already pleased the majority of their readers. They do not want anything because it is well-done, because it is original, because it contains a new idea, -no, they want only what they think their readers want. And necessarily they desire, as a consequence of this policy, the commonplace, the lifeless, the imitation, the counterfeit, the pinchbeck. Send them an original story -it is too horrible, or too shocking, or too heterodox, or 'not likely to please the majority of our readers.' Send them an essay; and it is not 'exactly suited for the magazine.' But write what they want, -and you can get your own price for dullness and insi- pidity. It is no wonder that American writers have to speak for an audience in -London ! The American magazines are murdering American literature. * Under no circumstances and for no renumeration will I ever again write anything to order. I have never done so without regretting it. I could not be persuaded to promise a series of so many articles on such or such a subject at any price. * I might undertake, with a fair-minded editor, to be a contributor to some magazine. But I should propose that he be willing to consider any MS. that I might choose to offer him, upon any subject, -that I should never be asked to write upon a particular theme, or to furnish exactly so many notes and words, or to send in a MS. exactly at such and such a time. I should ask for absolute freedom to use my own judgement. And for any MS. -short or long, accepted by him,- I should expect to be paid not less than $100, -unless the magazine were too poor to pay, in which case I might give a MS. for nothing. It would, under any circumstances, be understood that no changes whatever should be made in the text. * I doubt, my dear Mr. Jordan, whether your publishers would agree to this sort of thing, -unless you have a freer hand than most editors. But to undertake to please you upon any other conditions would be a positive injury to myself; and my experience with editors has not been small, - though my success has not been great. I remain, dear Sir, Yours very sincerely, Lafcadio Hearn * Tokyo, Nishigime Ku, Ichigaya, Tomihisacho 21 * /April 8th '99)" * This letter contains numerous underlines to give emphasis to his reply. With a very solid and bold Hearn signature. * HEARN MANUSCRIPTS ARE RARE ! The majority of his manuscripts took the form of his book texts. His personal letters have always been exceptionally RARE and OBSCURE when compared to his book writings. This unique letter truly reflects Hearn's spunk and backbone as well as his ethical and moral stand- ards for himself. It shows his real character as an author and as an especially as an intellectual. A treasure and keen insight to Lafcadio Hearn's personality.

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        The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory and Paradise of Dante Alighieri

      Frederick Warne, 1899. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; undated inscribed 1904; two pages repaired with magic tape. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        The Peasants' Festival ALDER DV MVST DANCZEN ('Old Man, you must dance')

      The peasant's feast; seven male and female figures seated around a table in an arbour at left, three other figures arriving at right; Monogrammed. (Bartsch 164). Engraving, trimmed on platemark, tot: 48 x 72 mm. II/2 state This engraving has been certified as original by Prof. I.Q. van Regteren Altena (1899-1980), curator of the Tylers Museum in Haarlem, in 1970.

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        The Chiswick Shakespeare. Illustrated by Byam Shaw. Printed from the Cambridge text (Globe edition).

      London George Bell & Sons. -1902 1899 - Limited edition of 200 sets, this one not numbered, 16mo., 39 volumes, engraved illustrated title-pages, frontispieces, half-title vignettes and further full-page plates by Byam Shaw, printed on 'Japanese vellium'*, publisher's vellum-backed buckram gilt, spines age toned (some more than others), occasional marks and light surface soiling to buckram, internally toned but very clean indeed, a few pages still unopened, in all a very good and highly attractive set of this illusive edition. * Vellium: a type of smooth paper. The volumes are not numbered, however the limitation statement is to be found in The Tempest, presumably the first volume to be published (1899). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Transatlantic Times. Vol. 1, no. 1.

      On board the Saint Paul November 15th 1899 - Printed sheet (25 x 20 cm. approx), Signed by Marconi, two of the original recording strips of the radio telegraph have been attached to it. On paper with watermark "Joynson's Parchment" (as indicated by Dunbar), mounted on card. November 15th 1899. There was a second, revised version but the present copy is the original version, recognizable at the letter "R" in the heading where the leg extends into the bow, and the more simple decoration of the line below the caption. First edition. The first newspaper produced on board a moving ship with up-to-date news. This publication is the first time that a press onboard a moving ship produced a bulletin incorporating up-to-date news broadcast by radio to the ship. This paved the way for all two-way communications with ships in the future. To enable this, Marconi set up equipment, previously used for reporting the Americas Cup Yacht race, on board the Saint Paul, sailing from New York to Southampton, and received dispatches from their station at the Needles, Isle of Wight, including news of the Boer War. Marconi was on the Saint Paul to receive the transmissions himself. The first signal was received when the Saint Paul was 66 miles from the Needles. In subsequent years, with increasing range, news was conveyed to ships at more distant positions and incorporated into pre-printed newspapers containing more general articles. Rare. COPAC list only BL and Glasgow University. According to an article by Augustus Hill in the Wireless Magazine, January 1927 p 516, 85 copies were produced to be sold to passengers. However the Marconi archivist in 1975, Mrs Hance, believed more copies were actually produced. The publication was not signed as a matter of course, and it appears that even the Marconi archives do not have a signed example. Mrs Hance speculates that the present copy was one of two signed by Marconi in 1910. Born in 1874, Guglielmo Marconi, whilst a young man in Italy, believed that it was possible to communicate without wires using Hertzian waves. By 1895 he had succeeded in transmitting signals over a few metres. To further his ambitions, Marconi moved to England in 1896 and filed the world's first patent for a system of telegraphy using Hertzian waves. In 1897 he set up a base at the Royal Needles Hotel and communicated with a hired boat. From the beginning Marconi was aware of the potential value of wireless to those at sea. In 1899 he set up a demonstration station on the Goodwin lightship which enabled the lightship to send distress signals when damaged by storm. By now the importance of wireless was becoming widely recognized and it was soon installed aboard three ships in Royal Naval manoeuvres. It was used in the Boer War, and to report the America's Cup races. In November Marconi set up a company in the United States which eventually became RCA. Our copy of the Transatlantic Times is offered together with extensive correspondence between a previous owner and archivists at Marconi, Cunard, and elsewhere. Dunbar, A History of Travel in America, Vol. IV, Indianapolis 1915, S. 1464; Scientific American, Vol. LXXXIX, Nr. 6, New York 1903, p. 100. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les Poésies -

      Deman 1899 -, Bruxelles - 1 volume. In-8 135 pp. Reliure bradel plein maroquin noir à long grain. Dos lisse avec titre doré et date au talon. Double filet doré sur les champs. Roulette dorée intérieure. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée STROOBANTS. Intérieur très frais. En bon état. Illustré d'un frontispice par Félicien ROPS.TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des exemplaires sur vélin non justifié.Seconde édition, posthume, en partie originale contenant 14 poèmes inédits par rapport à l'originale parisienne de 1887. La présente édition est ornée d?un superbe frontispice de Félicien Rops [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sakhalin calendar

      First edition. 4 lithographed plates. 8vo. Period style red half morocco with raised bands and gilt tooled spine. Six leaves (p. 131-134, 139-142, 145-148) with margins neatly strengthened, but overall a very good strong copy. [2], iii, 149, 176 pp. Sakhalin, Printed in the typography on the Sakhalin Island,

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        The Wind among the Reeds.

      Elkin Mathews, London., 1899. First edition. Octavo. pp viii, 108. Thirty-eight poems and extensive notes. 500 copies printed. Decorated buckram gilt, with an elaborate design by Althea Gyles of intertwining reeds. Errata slip tipped in.Free endpapers a bit tanned. The gilt, as usual, has been largely rubbed away. Spine dull. Very good. Scarce.

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        Le Testament d' un Excentrique. 61 illustrations par George Roux. 35 vues des États - Unis d'Amérique. Carte des États - Unis d'Amérique

      Hetzel (1899), Paris - In-4° (283x180mm), pp. (4), 479, (8) di catalogo editoriale, cartonnage policormo hetzeliano à le mappemonde (anche detto Au globe doré o à la sphère dorée) del terzo tipo realizzato da Engel con il titolo in oro entro una cartouche polilobata a fondo rosso appesa a delle catene dorate, la dicitura Voyages Extraordinaires in nero su un globo terrestre dorato, fronde vegetali, palloni aerostatici, àncore e strumenti nautici, ecc., il tutto impresso in poilicromia da disegno di Blancheland e su fondo color azzurro digradante. Dorso au phare con titolo in oro e illustrazioni poilicrome, di cui quella superiore, appunto, con raffigurazione di un faro. Al piatto posteriore, marca editoriale in nero centrale e tutt'attorno, bordura ornamentale in nero. Tagli dorati. 61 xilografie di George Roux n.t. e f.t. (tra cui 20 cromotipografie a p. pag.), 35 vedute fotografiche degli Stati Uniti (località descritte nel romanzo verniano) n.t. e una carta degli Stati Uniti in b.n. ripiegata f.t. Una carta in b.n. ripiegata f.t. de Le noble jeu des États-Unis d'Amérique. Ex-libris. Qualche fioritura fisiologica. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione in-4° figurata(o in-8° grande), contemporanea alla prima edizione assoluta (2 voll. in-18° in brossura), e prima edizione con questo cartonnage (nel 1905 sarà riedita col cartonnage à un éléphant), commercializzata il 27 novembre 1899. Il romanzo, fra i più singolari di Verne, costituisce un gigantesco gioco dell'oca sul territorio degli Stati Uniti, in cui ogni casella del gioco corrisponde ad uno stato dell'Unione e in cui le pedine sono i personaggi, tutti aspiranti all'eredità dell'eccentrico miliardario. Gondolo Della Riva, I, n. 64 C. Bottin, pp. 355-357. Jauzac, pp. 286-288. Francese [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les solennités du saint couronnement. Ouvrage publié avec l'autorisation de sa Majesté l'Empereur. Traduction française de M.G. Korsow. [????????????? ???????, ??????????? ????????? ??? ?????????????? ?????????? ???????? ????????? ??????? II].

      St. Petersburg: Expédition pour la confection des papiers de l'etat 1899 - Complete in two parts in 1 vol., folio (43.8 x 32 cm). Illustrated throughout with over 170 full-page illustrations, including the folding menu, some of these chromolithographs printed in various colours and gold, some double-page or folding, the photographic illustrations complete with the printed tissue guards; occasional marginal soiling, a few short marginal tears, pp. 48 - 49 loose. Original cream leather binding, the spine and front cover blocked in various colours and gilt, and complete with the metal portrait medallion, edges gilt, endpapers printed in silver and gilt; rebacked reusing the original cloth spine, extremities rubbed, sides scuffed, some wear to the endpapers, some tissue guards lacking or worn. The present Coronation Album is one of the greatest achievements of the Russian presses, a lavish commemoration of the coronation of Nikolay II and Alexandra Fedorovna on 14 May 1896, prefaced by an historical introduction to the coronations of the Romanovs. The numerous plates include copies of opulent menus and gala programmes, some designed by Vasnetsov and mostly printed by Levenson in Moscow, as well as photographic reproductions of noble families and delegations present at the event. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cérémonial approuvé par Sa Majesté l'Empereur pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle de feu Son Altesse Impériale Monseigneur le Césarévitch Grand-Duc Héritier Georges Alexandrovitch d'Abas-Toumane, au Caucase, à St-Pétersbourg.

      Trenke and Fusno St. Petersburg 1899 - Quarto (312 x 202mm). Light soiling. Contemporary black leather, sides framed in silver and the upper side centred with the Russian Imperial eagle, white silk pastedowns (silver mostly flaked off). First edition; The New Michael Palace copy, in the original leather binding. At the time of his death in a motorcycle accident in Likani, Georgia, Grand Duke George (1871-1899), Nicholas II's brother, was heir presumptive to the throne. The previous year the palace built for Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich in 1825 was converted by Nicholas II to house the Russian Museum of Alexander III. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Stadt. 100 Holzschnitte.

      22,5 x 28,5 cm. 2 Doppelbll. (Titelei m. Holzschnitt-Titelvignette), 90 Holzsschnitte (von 100) auf 45 Doppelbögen. Ungebunde Bögen in Originalbroschur mit Umschlag, im Originalschuber mit Deckel- und Rückenschild. Fachgerecht restauriert, Rücken unter Verwendung von Teilen des OUmschlages erneuert, Umschlag etw. gebräunt u. angestaubt, Rückenkanten m. Kleberückständen, Tafeln in sehr schönem Zustand. Ritter B a 17, Göbel 647. Erste Ausgabe. Eins von 200 nummerierten und im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signierten Exemplaren (Nr. 207) auf handgeschöpftem Bütten. Für den Handel erschienen insgesamt 300 Exemplare, davon die Hälfte mit französischem Titel bei Albert Morancé in Paris. - M. stellte seinem Zyklus Die Stadt / La Ville Walt Whitman voran: ?Was die anderen interessiert, interessiert auch mich?. - Der 1899 im belgischen Blankenberge geborene Zeichner, Grafiker und Maler Masereel lehrte von 1947 bis 1951 an der Saarbrücker Schule für Kunst und Handwerk. Herausragende Bedeutung in seinem Werk haben Holzschnitte. Gemeinsam mit Künstlern wie Hap Grieshaber, Erich Heckel und Gerhard Marcks regte er die Gründung der Holzschneider-Vereinigung ?Xylon? an, deren erster Präsident er war.

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        Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess. Selected, annotated and arranged by himself. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold chess

      London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1899 vi+331+[32 add] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Royal Octavo (9" x 6"). Bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt embossed rook and blind stamped ruled edge to cover. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold chess by P Anderson Graham. Signed by Blackburne. (Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 3036)(Betts 29-15) First edition.Blackburne's international tournament career spanned an impressive fifty-two years from London 1862 to St Petersburg 1914, a total of 53 events in which he played 814 games scoring over 62%. Although he rarely won international events, he generally finished in the top half of the table and his fierce competitive spirit coupled with his great combative ability earned him the pleasant nickname of "the Black Death". His most notable successes were = first with Steinitz at Vienna 1873 (Blackburne lost the play-off match). First at Berlin 1881 ahead of Paulsen, Schallop, Chigorin, Winawer and Zukertort and second to Tarrasch at Manchester 1890. Blackburne won the BCA championship in 1868 and for many years was ranked as Britain's foremost player. In 1914, at the age of 72, he shared first prize at the BCF congress in Chester.Condition:Signed by Blackburne on front end paper. Book plate on front pasted down. Spine head frayed, corners gently bumped else a very good copy issued without jacket.

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        THE GERMAN SECTARIANS OF PENNSYLVANIA 1708-1742 A CRITICAL & LEGENDARY HISTORY OF THE EPHRATA CLOISTER AND THE DUNKERS Two Volumes: Vol. #1) 1708-1742 and (Vol # 2) 1742-1800

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Author. Very Good. 1899 & 1900. Limited Signed Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 350 sets of which this is # 245. Volume #1 printed in 1899 & #2 in 1900. Both volumes signed by author. Deckle page edges with top edge bright gilt. Text's interior's are tight, clean & intact. Decorated endpaper. Bound in green and red cloth, embellished with gilt. Illustrated with pictorial frontispiece, drawings & one color tinted photographs. Vol. #1 has a blemish on rear covers fore-edge. Vol. #2 Authors own bookplate. Small internal hinge mended paper tear. Pennsylvania, German Sectarians ; Photographs & Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1141 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Programme of Excursion and Illustrated Descriptive Guide to the Places to be Visited in the Western and Northern Islands and Coast of Scotland. Edited for the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland by Robert Cochrane. Dublin: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1899.

      Royal Society of Antiquaries - Pp xxiii,113; with half-title: Scottish archaeological tour of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland in conjunction with the Cambrian Archaeological Association. Includes an unpaginated Section IX: Portraits and autographs (with several signatures). Folio, smooth cream buckram, Celtic knot design blocked to covers, with inner design stamped in gilt to upper and lower covers. Covers lightly dust soiled, contents near fine. Text and illustrations printed within a red line boarder. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript sketchbook with 48 original watercolors of daily life in Greenland.

      ca 1899, Igdlorpait - 11 x 17 cm; 24 double-sided leaves, each bearing a watercolor sketch with a caption in Greenlandic (Kalaallisut) and a German translation in a separate hand. Bound in decorated wraps. Inscription in German on front blank, "Drawn and painted from his own experience in 1899 to 1900 with the left hand (the right is paralyzed) by the goat-herder Isaak of the Mission station in Igdlorpait in Greenland. Gift of the last Brother missionary in Igdlorpait, Br. Riegel." References: Bugge, G.N. (1969): Îsâp ássilialiai - Isaks billedbog [Isak’s Picture Book], Det Grønlandske Landsbibliotek & Stadsbibliotek i Lyngby (reprinted by Det Grønlandske Forlag, Nuuk, 1977). Kaalund, B, ed. (1969): Grønlandsk kunst fra Aron til i dag, Louisiana. Kaalund, B. (2010): The Art of Greenland, 3rd edition, Glydendal, Copenhagen. Little is known about the Greenlandic Inuit artist Isak (1866-1903) other than what is preserved in the register of the Moravian mission at Igdlorpait. He lived there with his father, a subsistence fisherman and hunter. Records for 1890 describe Isak as 24 years old, and "not able to pursue [his father's] occupation due to an accident" that deprived him of all motion in his right arm. As an invalid, living in poverty, Isak was hired to herd goats for the missionaries, who gave him a biblical name (but no surname). The missionaries procured paper and watercolors for him when they noticed that he could draw and paint, and the artist manufactured several booklets of watercolor scenes. Isak gave the manuscript book offered here as a gift to Adolf Riegel as the mission was closing in 1900. Reigel sent a similar book of Isak's to fellow missionary Ragnhild Bugge, whose son (G. N. Bugge) published it in facsimile in 1969. Reigel wrote to Bugge,"Our paralyzed and invalid goat-herd Isak has with these watercolors quite certainly not produced masterpieces, but your dear sister will however be pleased to know that the noble art of painting is in any event also represented in Greenland. One cannot demand much from a paralyzed one-armed Greenlander, but he is in any case a genius [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Urtheilsverlesung, Alfred Dreyfus trial, The Reading of The Sentence.

      1899 - Gelatin silver print flush mounted to contemporary card, signed, titled and annotated in ink and pencil on card recto, 18.6 x 27.2 cm (7 1/4 x 10 3/4 in). A FAMOUS IMAGE OF DREYFUS AT HIS SECOND TRIAL. In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly convicted as a German spy and banished to Devil's Island for life. The actual traitor, Major Walsin-Esterhazy, had taken advantage of the anti-Semitism that prevailed in the army and in some of the French public opinion to put the blame on the Jewish captain. Dreyfus's family fought tirelessly to overturn his conviction, and they were joined by a host of leading French intellectuals such as Emile Zola and Georges Clemenceau. In January 1898, Zola published an open letter entitled "J'accuse" and addressed to France's then president, Félix Faure. Zola pointed out judicial errors and lack of serious evidence. The text marked a decisive moment not only in the Dreyfus affair but also in the French history, as the beginning of the political involvement of "intellectuels", a term that was coined for that occasion. Evidence of massive government impropriety forced a French appeals courts to overturn the conviction, and on June 3, 1899 it ordered a new trial to take place in the small town of Rennes, in Brittany. Here, we see Dreyfus at his re-trial, standing stern and erect, deeply tanned by his tropical ordeal. He stares at the military judges that will decide his case. To the right of the judges stand the army prosecutors. Behind Dreyfus are his lawyers. Several rows of international journalists occupy the bottom centre of the frame. The court, who wanted to protect the real culprits, found Dreyfus guilty but the President of France granted him a pardon. Not until July 1906 did the government finally acknowledge his innocence. Dreyfus fought in WWI and died in 1935. The actual culprit, Ferdinand Estherazy, was never prosecuted and lived peacefully in England under a false name until his death in 1923. Valerian Gribayedoff (1858–1908) was a journalist most famous for introducing illustrated drawings into newspapers and capturing some of the only photos during the trial for the Dreyfus Affair in 1897. He was born in Kronstadt, Russia in 1858, and many believed him to have been of noble birth, possibly related to Alexander Griboyedov. Educated in St. Petersburg, England, France, and Germany, he came later to America working as a journalist, rising to prominence by recreating drawings from photos to be included in the newspapers that were more lifelike than any others in the field. In 1897 he left the United States for Paris, covering the Dreyfus Affair. His last work for an American newspaper was covering the Russo-Japanese War as a correspondent in Siberia. He died in Paris in 1908. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        History of Stavropegic first class Solovetsky Monastery].

      Evdokimov Skt. Peterburg 1899 - Large 8vo (30 x 23 cm). VIII, 225, [2] pp., with 27 photogravures and 2 folding plans loosely inserted. Publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettering to upper cover; rubbed, corners bumped. Detailed chronological account of this ancient monastery from its founding in 1430s until the end of XIX century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac. Drame en cinq actes. -

      Armand Magnier 1899 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 298 pp. Sous étui. Reliure plein maroquin bleu nuit. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Encadrement de filets et de fleurons dorés ornant les plats. Tête dorée. Couverture illustrée conservée. Intérieur parfait. Avec des illustrations de MM. Besnard, Flameng, Albert Laurens, Léandre, Adrien Moreau, Thévenot, gravées par Romagnol. Parfait état. TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 400 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin de cuve avec deux états des bois: 1 état avant la lettre sur papier de Chine et 1 état avec lettre sur vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

      New York. Albert & Charles Boni. 1928 8vo., original cloth. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. Spine slightly darkened otherwise a very good copy (without dusrt wrapper) Sixteenth printung This copy is inscribed by Thornton Wilder to John Buchan "Mrs Williams of New Haven encourages me to send this to Mr John Buchan with all my gratitude for the absorbed and delighted hours over "Greenmantle" and "The Dancing Floor" - Thornton Wilder New Haven June 1929." From John Buchan's library with his sunflower bookplate on the front paste-down. John Buchan's private library was acquired in 1955 by Queen's University in Kingston Ontario, and so books from his library are rarely seen on the market.

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        The Elf (Complete Set Of The First Series : Limited Edition : 4 Vols.)

      A set of 4 Volumes. The First UK printings published at Peartree Cottage , Ingrave in 1899-1900. All four volumes are the limited editions from an edition of only 20 ( Vol 1. is number '17', Vols. 2 and 3 are number '16' and Vol. 4 is unnumbered). Volumes 1,3,and 4 have their original string ties. All four vols. are in Very Good+ condition. Moderate fading to the cover edges of Vols 2 and 3. Minor markings to the covers. Internally, free from inscriptions with a little spotting in places. According to Eckert, the prospectus for 'The Elf' appeared in 1899 and stated that there would be two editions of 'The Elf' issued : A standard edition (130 copies of Vol.1 were issued and then around 300 copies of subsequent volumes) and a limited edition of only 20 copies printed on superior paper (priced at 10 shillings each) with each picture printed, coloured and signed by the artist for this limited edition. This set is the issue on superior paper but unfortunately there are no coloured artwork accompanying these titles. Accompanied by eight B/W plates which accompanied the standard volumes including a 'Bookplate for Minnie Churchill' , 'The Court of Love', 'The Avenue' and 'The Angel of Death' - These plates are very scarce in their own right. 'The Announcements' flyer is also present which accompanied Vol.4 and describes the availability of past issues of 'The Elf' and also forthcoming titles from The Peartree Press. Housed in a custom solander marbled box with morocco spine and gilt titling. A very scarce set and at the time of listing, the only available set with such attributes on the market.

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        Illustrated Guide to Sheringham, The

      London: Jarrold & Sons , [1899]. With Three Fine Line Drawings by Arthur Rackham [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. LINGWOOD, Lemmon. The Illustrated Guide to Sheringham. In Addition to several Illustrations of the Places of Interest, and a large amount of General Information, this Guide contains Special Descriptive Chapter on "The Sea Cliffs, Park, Hall, Woods, and Pretty Corner." London: Jarrold & Sons, [ca. 1899]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 216 x 140 mm.). [2, advertisements], 32, [2, advertisements] pp. With three half-page line drawings by Arthur Rackham. In addition there are two full-page photogravure illustrations, six half-page photogravure illustrations, two half-page line drawings. Publisher's cream pictorial stapled wrappers printed in red and black. The inside front wrapper advertising The Sheringham Hotel, Sheringham, Norfolf and the rear inside wrapper advertising the Sheringham Bakery and Jarrold and Sons. Small triangular piece (2 x 7/8 inch) missing from top corner of front wrapper, top 1 5/8 inch of spine missing and short tear extending down rear wrapper. A very good copy of an exceedingly rare little book - the first copy that we have seen in over fifty years. Housed in a full gray clamshell case. The Rackham Illustrations: [Young girl on seat] - signed with initials (p.18) Weybourne - signed A. Rackham (p.23) Barningham - signed with initials (p.30) Not recorded in Gettings, Hamilton, Hudson, Latimore & Haskell, or Riall,

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        Shakespeare's Sonnets. Reprinted from the Edition of 1609

      London: [Vale Press], Hacon & Ricketts, 1899. Limited edition, one of 210 copies, 8vo, 160, (2) pp. Full page decoration to the first sonnet, two other leaves with marginal decoration. Original gilt titled white buckram, spine and edges browned, some light marking. Watry B27.

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        Traité d\'Anatomie Humaine. Tomes I - V. (5 Bde in 9 Büchern, komplett! / 5 Vols. in 9 books, complete set!)

      Paris: Masson, 1899. Deuxieme edition 852, 1317, 1124, 1127, 1488 S. Hardcover Rare complete 5 vol. set of the second edition, bound in 9 books. Half leather binding. Former library books with stamps and signatures. Book covers bumped, some spines slightly damaged. Bindings tight. Pages darkened, otherwise clean. Books in fine condition. Further pictures and information on request. --- Seltenes vollständiges Exemplar der zweiten Ausgabe, 5 Bände in 9 Büchern. Halbleder der Zeit. Einbände bestoßen, Buchrücken teilw. leicht beschädigt. Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt, innen ansonsten sehr gepflegt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Den praktiske skyltmålaren :en samling af utförda firmaskyltar jemte alfabet återgifna i rikt färgtryck till ledning för målare

      Stockholm. Gustaf Chelius,. 1899. Folio, title-page, preface and 25 loose double page plates printed in gold, sliver and colours, in original portfolio with ties. A little staining to portfolio, a couple od short closed tears otherwise a very bright fresh set. First edition. A striking collection of double page plates showing designs for shop signs and displays. The designs include several alphabets, signage for glove makers, wine merchants, cigarette sellers, choclatiers, boot and galoshes makers, glassware, metalworkers, artists materials, sheet music sellers, bookbinders etc. Plates 21-23 show photographs of actual shops in Stockholm using examples of these designs. A rare and atractive piece of artisan advertising, copies only listed at Cambridge Uinversity and the National Library of Sweden.

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        A Vertebrate Fauna of the Shetland Islands.

      Edinburgh: David Douglas. 1899. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g.; pp. xxx + 248 + [12, ads.], 15 illustrations, 1 map; slightly bumped to extremities, very good. First edition. A Vertebrate Fauna of Scotland series. A scarce and sought after volume, "one which should be indispensable to every visitor to the most northern group of the British Islands, whether or no he be specially interested in birds. For in place of restricting themselves to a detailed account of the various members of their vertebrate fauna, Messrs. Evans and Buckley have furnished a very interesting description of the more striking physical features of these islands, together with numerous notes on the people and their mode of life. But perhaps the most generally attractive feature of the work will be the exquisite views of Shetland scenery with which it is adorned; these illustrations reflecting the highest credit alike on the photographer and on the artist responsible for their reproduction in the present form" (Richard Lydekker, review, Nature 62, 75-76 ,24 May 1900). This remains a standard work. From the library of R.J. Berry.

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        Through Asia.

      Methuen, London., 1899. Second U.K. edition, published a year after the first. (Translated by J.T. Bealby). Royal octavo. Two volumes: pp xx, 1-663; xiv, 667-1278. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings, the majority of which are by the author; two folding maps. Period bindings of half green morocco with raised bands, gilt decoration to spines, pebbled cloth sides, edges and endpapers marbled. The classic account of Hedin's first expedition, 1893-97, his travels though the Pamir Mountains, the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang region, the Taklamakan Desert, Lake Kara Koshun and Lake Bosten and northern Tibet. A bit of foxing to prelims. Some light rubbing to edges of covers. A near fine set. Attractive bindings.

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