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        Uitlanders and Colonists who fought for the Flag, 1899, 1900.

      The Goch Studio, Pritchard Street, Johannesburg - A series of 110 first class collotype photographs, illustrating life with The Imperial Light Horse and other South African Volunteer Regiments. In contemporary red cloth, beveled edges, blind tooling, embossed titles, a couple of small stains, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spine has no title. Internally, pink endpapers, hinges professionally strengthened, ink inscription to fep (Hester Powell from her affectionate Cousin S Poole, Cheviot Natal South Africa Christmas 1903), not dated but c1900/01, not paginated, with the original tissue guards for each leaf, [4], 29 leaves of plates, 2 of which are double, 1 which has been professionally strengthened at fold, 110 images of soldiers going to War, some offsetting from red cloth to margins of a few leaves at end but not detracting. Regiments include, Imperial Light Horse, Bethune's Mounted Infantry, Natal Carabineers, South Africa Light Horse, Border Mounted Rifles, Natal Field Artillery, Brabant's Horse etc etc, Oblong 27.5*21 cm. Very rare no listing at COPAC, WorldCat shows a copy ay Melbourne and a South Africa institution only! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Poems of William Shakespeare, According to the Text of the Original Copies, Including the Lyrics, Songs, and Snatches Found in His Dramas

      London: Essex House Press, 1899. Hard Cover. Very Good. Reginald Savage. Reginald Savage. Hard Cover. Number 53 of 450 copies. The colophon states that the text was arranged and carefully collated with the originals by F.S. Ellis. This is a particularly lovely work from the Essex House Press, with a frontispiece illustration by Reginald Savage and beautiful decorated initials throughout. Bound in original stiff cream vellum with cloth ties. Vellum is soiled, spine darkened, and boards bowed as is typical with vellum. Fragile ties have torn and are shortened. Bright interior pages printed in black with red titles. In very good condition. 253 pages. PRI/040313.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

      London; John Murray 1899, 1899. Second edition, revised 8th impression. 2 volumes, 8vo., 229 x 140mm. Illustrated with 43 drawings and tables within the text. Both volumes fine in publisher's gilt titled bottle green cloth with blind borders to boards. Some occasional spotting within. Both volumes unopened in near fine examples of the scarce dustjackets. Minor wear to spine ends, slight dulling to spine panels, one small closed tear to top hinge of volume II. Some minor spotting and foxing. Extremely clean and handsome copies in an obviously unread state with their ORIGINAL 19th CENTURY JACKETS. Freeman; 898

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      Longmans, Green & Co. London.,1899. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.2 inches). Portrait frontis' of Viscount Cromer in volume one, and Lord Kitchener in volume two. Illustrated throughout with 56 mono plates, mostly by Angus McNeil of the Seaforth highlanders, and 34 maps, 20 of these fold out. With the corrected text -- inverted comma present on page 459 of volume 2. 32pp publishers catalogue at end of volume one dated 10/99. A very bright clean copy with many gatherings still unopened. In the publishers dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations to front boards and spines. Black coated endpapers. Inner hinges are cracked but both volumes still firm and tight. The cloth at the top and bottom quarter inch of both spines has been neatly strengthened with dark blue cloth to match. Overall a very good copy of this important work. Churchill's second book. Only 2003 copies were published on 6th November 1899.:.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The River War

      Longman's Green & Co. This is the first one-volume edition of Churchill's second book. It was originally published as a two-volume edition in 1899. In 1902 Churchill (by then a new member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of the criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. There is also a new Preface. *All* of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. Claiming that Allah had selected him as the true Mahdi, he found fertile political ground in the resentment of the inhabitants toward the corruption and oppression by Egyptian rulers who had long dominated the region. Economic and political problems in Egypt further strengthened the Mahdi's hand, enabling the Mahdi's forces and followers to occupy most of the Sudan. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defence of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. This book offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in a distinctly 19th century world. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called by some the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. Because it was significantly revised and because all subsequent editions to date are based on this text, this 1902 first abridged and revised edition is as important and desirable as any in the Churchill canon. This first one-volume edition had only a single printing of just 1,003 copies, and so is considerably more scarce than the first edition. This edition has the same distinctive gilt decoration of the Mahdi's Tomb and gunboat as the first edition, but is bound in red cloth. Offered here is a very good+ copy. The red cloth binding is clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and only trivial wear to extremities. The boards are bright and clean with strong, even red color and very bright gilt on the front cover. The spine cloth is lightly sunned with some wrinkling at the head and tail, but retains strong gilt, even red color, and very good shelf appearance. The contents are bright and tight. The original black endpapers are intact and in perfect condition. The protective tissue cover at the frontispiece is intact, as are all of the extensive maps and plans. Spotting proved endemic to this edition. Here modest spotting is substantially confined to the prelims and the text block edges. Overall an excellent example of a scarce and desirable edition. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.2, Woods/ICS A2(b), Langworth p.30.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        THE WORKS

      New York: P. F. Collier & Son Company, 1899. Harper & Brothers Edition.. Hardcover. 203 x 133 mm (8 x 5 1/4"). 25 volumes. "Harper & Brothers Edition.". Original dark grayish-blue cloth boards, flat spines with gilt decoration and titling. With 39 plates depicting scenes from the works. Trivial marks to cloth, extremities with just a hint of rubbing, a dozen leaves with minor foxing or stains, but generally in fine condition, clean and fresh internally, in solid bindings showing only insignificant signs of use. The quintessential American writer Samuel L. Clemens (1835-1910), known better to the world as "Mark Twain," took what Day describes as "the authentic American idiom and 'just folks' American attitude" to produce works of lasting literary significance which are also memorably amusing. Enormously popular and highly respected, he had the rare gift of writing novels that combine profound commentary on social ills with captivating story-telling and humor that ranged from touching to outrageous. All of Twain's best-loved novels are present, as well as volumes of short stories, travel writing, literary essays, and a work on Christian Science. A fine reader's set at an advantageous price.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Writings of Mark Twain. The works include: The Innocents Abroad, The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, etc

      New York:P.F. Collier and Son Company, 1899-1917., 1899. The Author's National Edition, also the Harper and Brothers Edition. Complete in 25 volumes; 8vo. Illustrated and with Prefaces. A very handsome set in publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles and gilt to spines.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA

      London. 1899.. xxiv,241pp. plus nine plates and forty-one stereoscopic views. Half title. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered cover and spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Small bookseller's label on front free endpaper. Binder's label on rear pastedown. Moderately browned. Front hinge weak. Good. From an edition limited to 150 copies. Most of the book is devoted to this British author's travels in the West in the 1890s. He visited Yellowstone, San Francisco, Yosemite, Salt Lake, and the natural attractions of Utah. Aside from being a scarce western travel narrative, this is an interesting photographic item. The stereo viewer found in the rear can be employed in studying the plates bound in the book for three-dimensional viewing. A scarce book, seldom met with. FLAKE 6416.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray, 1899. Sixth edition. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj. VGC.John Murray,1899.Sixth edition,Fifty-sixth Thousand.Hardback rebound in decorative front and back covers with quarter leather spine(a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the spine and cover) in VGC, no Dj.Illustrated with a b/w folded diagram tree.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges, gilt edges on the outer edge of the pages,small tear on the edge of the half-title page,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.448pp including Additions and corrections, to the sixth edition,historical sketch,glossary of scientific terms,index.A collectable book.

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books]
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        The Theory of the Leisure Class. An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions

      New York: The Macmillan Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Thorstein Veblen's analysis of the social and economic structure of society. A highly influential work, in The Theory of the Leisure Class Veblen introduced, among other ideas, the now ubiquitous concept of "conspicuous consumption." Veblen's "first book, The Theory of the Leisure Class, subtitled An Economic Study of Institutions, was published in 1899. Still read today, it represents the essence of most of his thinking. Veblen sought to apply Darwin's evolutionism to the study of modern economic life. The industrial system, he wrote, required men to be diligent, efficient, and cooperative, while those who ruled the business world were concerned with making money and displaying their wealth; their outlook was survivalist, a remnant of a predatory, barbarian past. Veblen examined with obvious relish the 'modern survivals of prowess' in the amusements, fashions, sports, religion, and aesthetic tastes of the ruling class. The book caught the interest of the literary world, where it was read as satire rather than as science and thereby earned Veblen a reputation as a social critic that extended far beyond his academic horizon" (Britannica). Upon publication, The Theory of the Leisure Class "was a sensation. William Dean Howells devoted two long reviews to it, and overnight the book became the vade mecum of the intelligentsia of the day... No wonder it excited attention, for never was a book of sober analysis written with such pungency. One picked it up at random to chuckle over its wicked insights, its barbed phrases, and its corrosive view of society in which elements of ridiculousness, cruelty, and barbarousness nestled in close juxtaposition with things taken for granted and worn smooth with custom and careless handling. The effect was electric, grotesque, shocking, and amusing, and the choice of words was nothing less than exquisite... Veblen, in his brocaded prose, embroidered the thesis that the leisure class advertised its superiority through conspicuous expenditure--blatant or subtle--and that its own hallmark--leisure itself--was also enjoyed the more fully by being dangled before the eyes of the public" (Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers). New York: The Macmillan Company, 1899. Octavo, original cloth; custom cloth box. Neat early owner signature on front free endpaper. A little rubbing to extremities of cloth, text block slightly cocked; one ink correction (one letter corrected) in text. An extremely clean, well-preserved copy in original cloth.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS. An Economic study in the Evolution of Institutions

      The Macmillan Company. New York.,1899. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.4 inches). viii, 400pp, 2pp publishers advert leaf. A very good, clean and bright copy that has at some stage got damp which has resulted in the bottom half of the pages being a bit 'wavy'. Luckily, whatever caused the damp did not leave a heavy stain. There is a faint watermark but generally the pages are clean and still quite bright. Please ask if you would like to see details photographs of the pages worst affected. Publishers dark green cloth with blind ruling (4 to the top and 3 to the bottom) of the boards. The spine is ruled and lettered in gilt. A faint semi-circular water mark is visible on both boards but again, like the pages inside, the book is actually quite clean and bright overall. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Generaly a very good copy of this classic work, listed in the Grolier Club 100 Influential books American books published before 1900. Part Economics, part Sociology, Veblen published his seminal work just in time for the twentieth century, when the Conspicuous Consumption that he criticised became like a competitive sport for many.:.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Aids to Scouting for N.-C.Os & Men

      London: Gale & Polden, 1899. (1899). Both the cover and title page identify Baden-Powell's rank as Brevet Colonel, and there is no melodramic "through the Boer lines" statement on the reverse of the title page. (That statement appears in subsequent printings of the first edition as well as follow-on editions where Baden-Powell's rank is identified as Major General.) This is the grandfather of all Scouting manuals; a summary of Baden-Powell's thoughts on military scouting, spirited out of Maefking during the Boer War and published in England. Upon his return, Baden-Powell found that the book had become a popular guide for teachers and youth leaders. He rewrote the book especially for this audience, and it was re-published as "Scouting for Boys" in 1908. 138 pages. Flexible red cloth covers. Two leaves of advertisements on pink paper; advertisements also inside the front and rear cover. Tight binding. Small, embossed bookstore stamp on rear cover. Light wear. Clean pages with infrequent, small spots of light foxing.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER

      London: Macmillan, 1899. "The Globe Edition." Bound in full dark red leather with gilt crest on front cover, title and "1899" in gilt on spine, with five raised bands. Bound by Bickers and Son, Leicester Square. Gilt inner dentelles. Beautifully marbled endpapers. 736 pages. FORE-EDGE PAINTING is of what appears to be a knight in armor, with a sword, leaning over a fallen lady, with an oriental-looking tree in the background. Colors are still quite vivid, although there is a small spot of a gray color toward one edge. All edges gilt. It appears that a leaf before the title page has been removed. Otherwise pages are fine, as is the binding. . Later Printing. Leather. Very Nearly Fine. Fore-edge Painting.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Original Signed Check from Paul Dunbar to the Saturday Evening Post

      Washington DC: Capital Savings Bank, 1899. First edition. None. Fine. A Fine ORIGINAL CHECK COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY PAUL DUNBAR, dated by him August 9, 1899 and made payable to the "Saturday Evening Post or Bearer" in the amount of $2.52. Dunbar has signed his full name "Paul Laurence Dunbar". Presumably, Dunbar was paying for a subscription to the Saturday Evening Post, a magazine in which his writings often appeared. The check shows expected cancellation and endorsement marks, a vertical fold line near the check's center, and also bears a "two cents" revenue stamp imposed by the Tax Act of 1898 -- passed to help fund America's engagement in the Spanish American War. The stamp's presence explains the amount of Dunbar's check: $2.50 likely would have been the subscription's cost and the additional 2 cents included in the check was to pay for the Revenue Stamp which was affixed to the check by The Curtis Publishing Company (publisher of the Saturday Evening Post) as evidenced by the Curtis stamp on the Revenue Stamp. Attachment of the Revenue Stamp would have been required before Curtis could present the check for payment. The check comes with a partial sheet of postage stamps issued in Dunbar's honor and containing ten stamps. (The sheet of stamps is tipped onto a sheet of paper by the block located below the stamps.) Items signed by Dunbar are quite scarce and we never before have seen a non-book item signed by him. An excellent ORIGINAL SIGNED CHECK FROM PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR made payable to a magazine in which his work was published, and giving a glimpse of his short life. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Collection of 45 Glass Lantern Slides of South Africa Featuring Transvaal and Natal during and after the Second Boer War, Together with Glass Lantern Slides of Cape Town a Few Years Later

      Transvaal, Natal 1899-1902; Cape Town circa 1929 Glass slides measure approximately 8 x 8 cm. Most are black and white photographic images; with exception of a few which are sketch illustrations, one of these being a map. Some with captions and dates. Several are from a numbered series by Newton & Co. in London, evinced by trademark and seller's labels. Some of the others bear the marking of 'Artco S.A.R.' to bottom right corner. The lot in Very Good Condition, contained in a wooden box with working metal clasps, also very good condition. 'Transvaal at War' and 'Transvaal in Peace' state the captions on the numbered trademarked series views, which present crisp images of the Second Boer War, primarily British regiments fighting their cause in the field and on horse-back. As seen in one glass slide illustration, during the later stages of the war, the British pursued the policy of rounding up and isolating Boer civilians into concentration camps, one of the earliest uses of this method by modern powers. The wives and children of Boer guerrillas were sent to these camps, which had poor hygiene and little food. Many died. Also photographed is the monument to the 'Troopers of the Imperial Light Horse' at Waggon Hill. The colonial light horse and mounted infantry were part of the force that met the Boer attack at Ladysmith on 6 January 1900. Another image pertaining to this battle is captioned 'On the march to Ladysmith.' The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Second Boer War, taking place between 30 October 1899 and 28 February 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal. Also in Natal, the Battle of Colenso is represented with an illustration headed "Attacking Fort Wylie" Following the war, scenes of tranquility and progress are captured in Durban, Pretoria, and Cape Town. English settlers are seen with horse-drawn carriages, one showing a pack of oxen being led across a river. Views of Pretoria include the Union building, and a hospital. A large gathering of formally dressed Western folks on the steps of a grand building is titled 'British Delegation' which most likely represents personnel of British administration. In Durban photographs show West Street and Town Hall. A bi-plane is seen landed in a vast field. In Cape Town, circa 1929, views illustrate urban development and cultural integration, English influence to be specific. Adorable young African girls don frilly white dresses, wide-brimmed summer hats and English cardigans. Two domestic service co-workers pose together, one of African and one of English descent. A mail steamer is captured arriving at harbour, as is the first cable car, which was launched 4 October 1929. Made of steel and wood, it could carry 19 passengers and a conductor. In contrast, authentic African culture was being retained at least by some, with 3 images from the Valley of the Thousand Hills in Natal, showing a round straw hut, a kraal, and a chief and his family at his dome-shaped thatched home. .

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        WIDDICOMBE FAIR

      1899. Fine. SMITH, Pamela Colman, illus. WIDDICOMBE FAIR. New York and London: Doubleday and McClure Co., 1899. One of 500 copies. Folio. A set of pochoir colored images illustrating this famous traditional Devonshire ballad. 13 mounted plates hand-printed in color, (15 plates in all) and an original watercolor on the title-leaf, signed with Smith's monogram; the lable stating the artist's name, publisher and limitation is missing from the verso of the portfolio cover where it is usually located. The plates, which are lightly tipped onto backing board are in fine condition; but the backing board has darkened with age and become fragile, with some chipping at the outer margins. Original maroon cloth portfolio, with a large illustrated label on front cover and a smaller version of the final image "ghost horse" on the back; it is worn at edges and rubbed on sides. Pamela Colman Smith, an American illustrator, moved to England in 1899. She worked in a style reminiscent of Craig and William Nicholson, but with a lighter touch.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The River War

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1899. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, signature blocked to front boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 25 illustrations, 16 maps and plans in Volume I and 33 illustrations 18 maps and plans in Volume II by Angus McNeil, Seaforth Highlanders. A fine copy. First edition, first impression of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century". DNB also considers The River War a "superb" history; whilst Churchill himself more graphically called it "a tale of blood and war".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        River War, The (Two Vols) An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1899. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan. Longmans & Co, 1899 First edition. Two volumes, both in original black cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine and upper cover. Seven photogravure plates and 34 plans and fold out maps, as well as many illustrations by Angus McNeill in the text. A lovely, fine set bright and clean with some wear to the cloth. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some trace of sticker on front covers - see scan. Owners signature in front G C Williams Monjokuri? 11 of the maps in Volume 1 and 11 in volume 2 are printed in colour - all these maps are in very good condition except last one of vol. 1 has some extra folds in it. Some foxing here and there but nothing major.

      [Bookseller: The Last Word]
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        The Dramatic Works of W. Shakespeare. Include: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, etc. Edited by S.W. Singer

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1899., 1899. 10 volumes. Small 8vo. Very decorative contemporary tan half calf with two, red and brown, title labels and fine extra gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt. A lovely, very attractive set in an old leather binding.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Waverley Novels (Sir Walter Scott Edition)

      New York: John Wurtele Lovell. 1899. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (tall). F First Edition Thus. H 3/4 Leather. Very Good. [ca. 500] pages per volume + plates. Incomplete set of the "Waverley" series; notable for the general index in the first volume, as well as the illustrations (by the likes of George Cruikshank, Robert Herdman, William M'Taggart, Clark Stanton, and others). Contents as follows: 1) Waverley : Or, The Sixty Years Since; 2) Guy Mannering : Or, The Astrologer; 3) The Antiquary; 6) Old Mortality; 7) The Heart of Midlothian; 8) The Bride of Lammermoor : And, The Surgeon's Daughter; 9) Ivanhoe : A Romance; 10) The Monastery : And, Chronicles of the Canongate; 11) The Abbot; 13) The Pirate; 14) The Fortunes of Nigel; 15) Peveril of the Peak; 16) Quentin Durward; 17) St. Ronan's Well; 18) Redgauntlet : A Tale of the Eighteenth Century; 19) The Betrothed : And, The Highland Widow; 20) The Talisman; 21) Woodstock : Or, The Cavalier; 22) The Fair Maid of Perth : Or, St. Valentine's Day; 23) Anne of Geierstein : Or, The Maiden of the Mist; and 24) Count Robert of Paris. 22 volumes in all; bound uniformly in 3/4 brown polished calf over light brown marbled boards, gilt-stamped and decorated spines with partly raised bands and gilt-stamped dark red and light brown morocco spine labels, matching marbled endpapers, t.e.g., foredges and lower edges untrimmed. Slight wear to extremities of few volumes (chiefly spine edges of volumes 16 and 21, necessitating tape repair to inner upper hinge of the former); slight rubbing to covers; slight internal browning (chiefly to edges and preliminaries); else a thoroughly serviceable fine- bound set with regard to both textual and visual appeal.

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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        A Visit to Heven

      Hindhead: Privately printed,, 1899. Sextodecimo. Original blue-grey wrappers printed in black. In an envelope inscribed with the title and author. Lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, one of a limited edition of 200 privately printed copies. Inscribed on the upper wrapper "With the authors love". A short story by the daughter of Arthur Conan Doyle, with the charming spelling and grammar mistakes of a nine-year-old retained.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE NOVELS (WORKS) OF JANE AUSTEN Persuasion; Emma; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Lady Susan - the Watsons with a Menoir; and Letters (Complete 12 Volume Set)

      Little Brown & Co. Very Good. 1899. Hardcover. Complete 12 volume set. Olive cloth covers with stamped spine and cover decor are bumped on some corners and sunned on spines. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. Gilt top edges. Frontispieces protected by tissue. 4.5" x 7". .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Rip Van Winkle. Illustratied by Frank T. Merrill

      London: John MacQueen 1899, 1899. FIRST EDITION THUS: With many in-text illustrations and several fine photograhic plates of Kaatskill Mountains and creeks; printed with captions on thick paper, with tissue guards. Illustrated title with sepia background, text printed in red and black. Elegantly hand-bound in full green oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt border to dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, publisher's original cloth bound in at rear. A fine, clean copy. An uncommon edition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

      W Taylor. Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Late 19th century bindings, pages are slightly browned with only the occasional slight foxing or a few finger marks etc. The title page of the first work and the first page of the preface of the second are the worst affected, all pages are generally in very good condition.Inscription on the front endpaper of the first work: Harriet Beeching, from her father 17th June 1899. 1722. Third Edition. Hardcover. Facsimile title page, 2 page preface, The Further Adventures etc in a total of 318 pages plus. 2 full page engravings, then 2 pages booksellers list. ; Vol. 2; 8vo; Fascimile title page for volume 2, title page for volume 1 is original. Both volumes are bound the same, a rebind apparently done in 1899 by a father who presented the volumes to his daughter for Christmas that year (name Beeching) as they are inscribed. Text block is amazingly good. .

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        The Awakening

      Chicago and New York: Herbert S. Stone & Co., 1899. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1899 Herbert S. Stone & Co. TRUE FIRST EDITION OF THIS AMAZINGLY RARE CLASSIC WORK! A gorgeous copy in VG+ condition. The boards still have the lovely and bright designs with just a bit of darkening along the edges and spine ends. The interior is clean and tight with just a bit of browning to the end pages. there is gilt still bright along the top page ends and the pages themselves are rough cut so the outer and bottom ends are irregular. .

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        Anglo Saxon Review

      London and New York, John Lane,, 1899 /1901. A Quarterly Miscellany. 10 volumes, quarto. Original full sheep skin, 4 volumes in black, 4 in red and 2 volumes in cream, each with different and elaborate gilt decoration to boards, all volumes top edges gilt. Illustrated. A little light shelf wear, minor foxing to some edges, otherwise a fine looking set. First printings. Contributions by various turn-of-the-century worthies, and edited by Lady Randolph Spencer Churchill, mother of Winston. While far from being uncommon, sets in this condition are rare - the binding materials being especially prone to wear.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Arabian Nights Entertainments [Signed]

      London: George Newnes Limited, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original blue cloth with beveled edges, the front board lettered in gilt and black and decorated in black, red, white, purple, and blue, and the spine lettered in gilt and also decorated in black, white, and purple, all edges gilt, SIGNED BY W. HEATH ROBINSON on the title page; a collection of short stories, profusely illustrated, primarily by W. Heath Robinson, and also containing illustrations by Helen Stratton, A. D. McCormick, A. L. Davies, and A. E. Norbury. A considerably better copy of this large and heavy book than usually found, the book shows surprisingly light edge wear, some shelf marking to the rear board, only modest fading to the colors on the spine, and only a slight touch of rubbing the the front board's decorations. The hinges are in remarkable condition for such a heavy volume with the front hinge being solid and only a tiny crack appearing at the rear hinge, and the pages are quite nice, with some foxing to the half-title and thereafter only light, scattered, foxing. The book itself is quite scarce, with few copies surviving to the the present day. Books signed by Robinson are rather uncommon and almost always are signed Limited Editions. Copies of trade editions signed by Heath Robinson, as offered here, are RARE, and "The Arabian Nights Entertainments", offered here, is itself one of the most difficult of Robinson-illustrated books to find even when unsigned. Having a nice Provenance, this copy came from the Estate of American Naval Officer and Actor Douglas Fairbanks whose bookplate resides on the front pastedown. An excellent copy of this very scarce book, SIGNED BY HEATH ROBINSON. QUITE RARE. (Postage costs will exceed those quoted on this site.)

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

      Macmillan and co, 1899 & 1901. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket. John Tenniel. VGC.Two volumes.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland published in 1899 by Macmillan and co.People's edition.98th Thousand on copyright page.Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There published in 1901 by Macmillan and co.People's edition.69th Thousand on copyright page.Pictorial green hardbacks(some dents,nicks and ink marks on the covers and spine),both books in VGC, no Dj cover.Illustrated with 42 and 50 b/w plates.Illustrations by John Tenniel.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,some creases,nicks and small foxing marks on some of the pages,previous owner's name and date written on the front endpapers.The books are in VGC for its age with some shelf wear.416pp(total) including 6 pages with other Works by Lewis Carroll.A collectable and scarce 2 volume set.

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        The Raven. The Pit and the Pendulum

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co.,, 1899. With Seven Illustrations and a Cover Design by William Thomas Horton and Some Account of the Author by Vincent O'Sullivan. Quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial design to upper board in black. Frontispiece and 6 plates. Lightly rubbed at extremities, a few small spots to cloth, free endpapers tanned. An excellent copy. First Vincent O'Sullivan edition. With the bookplate of Annesley T. Warre, designed by Haldane McFall.

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        The River War

      This is a superlative jacketed copy of the rarest reprint of The River War. 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 the original dust jackets, but most scarce is the dust jacket for this 1940 printing - the only wartime printing. The dust jacket is unique to this printing. Survival rate for these jackets is quite low, likely owing to the thin, white paper on which they were printed. The condition of this jacket is the very best we have ever seen, with a fine book beneath. The pale purple binding is bright and clean with square corners and just a little discoloration at the base of the spine corresponding to a small chip in the dust jacket. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting. There is a single inked owner inscription in beautiful script dated "July 18, 1942" on the front pastedown. The dust jacket is a treat - unclipped, bright, and with only trivial wear. Losses are confined to trivial corner wear with the exception of a .25 inch chip at the lower rear hinge. Two 1 inch closed tears are located at the upper rear hinge and at the rear flap fold. Very light soiling to the white panels. Overall a truly superior jacketed example of this scarce and fragile edition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.c, Woods/ICS A2(da.3), Langworth p.33.

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        Synopsis Avium, nouveau Manuel d'Ornithologie, 17 fasc.

      - Lamertin, Bruxelles. 1899/04. In-8In-8 Grand-Jésus. Broché. Parfait état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Non coupé. 1339 pp., 16 planches couleurs hors-texte, complet en fascicules brochés tels que parus, 2 fasc. ont les dos abimés, le dernier plat du dernier fasc. est abimé et détaché, sinon les couvertures sont assez fraiches, l'intérieur est absolument parfait, mériterait d'être relié, les 2 couvertures livrée à part pour relier l'ouvrage en 2 volumes sont ici présente, ce qui est rare, un bel ensemble peu courant ! Zimmer 180, Wood 325, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moeurs, institutions et cérémonies des peuples de l'Inde.

      Imp. de la Mission catholique 1899 - - Imp. de la Mission catholique, Pondichéry _1899, 13x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition en partie originale car enrichie d'une préface et de notes. Reliure en demi maroquin noisette, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture conservés. Agréable exemplaire. . 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 : 460 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Arabian Nights Entertainments [Signed]

      London: George Newnes Limited, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original blue cloth with beveled edges, the front board lettered in gilt and black and decorated in black, red, white, purple, and blue, and the spine lettered in gilt and also decorated in black, white, and purple, all edges gilt, SIGNED BY W. HEATH ROBINSON on the title page; a collection of short stories, profusely illustrated, primarily by W. Heath Robinson, and also containing illustrations by Helen Stratton, A. D. McCormick, A. L. Davies, and A. E. Norbury. A considerably better copy of this large and heavy book than usually found, the book shows surprisingly light edge wear, some shelf marking to the rear board, only modest fading to the colors on the spine, and only a slight touch of rubbing the the front board's decorations. The hinges are in remarkable condition for such a heavy volume with the front hinge being solid and only a tiny crack appearing at the rear hinge, and the pages are quite nice, with some foxing to the half-title and thereafter only light, scattered, foxing. The book itself is quite scarce, with few copies surviving to the the present day. Books signed by Robinson are rather uncommon and almost always are signed Limited Editions. Copies of trade editions signed by Heath Robinson, as offered here, are RARE, and "The Arabian Nights Entertainments", offered here, is itself one of the most difficult of Robinson-illustrated books to find even when unsigned. Having a nice Provenance, this copy came from the Estate of American Naval Officer and Actor Douglas Fairbanks whose bookplate resides on the front pastedown. An excellent copy of this very scarce book, SIGNED BY HEATH ROBINSON. QUITE RARE. (Postage costs will exceed those quoted on this site.)

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        The Wind Among the Reeds

      Elkin, Matthews, London 1899 - With the signature of and presumably from the library of S A (Saxon Arnold) Sydney-Turner, a long-time member of the Bloomsbury Group, and also with the label of Robin Skelton, poet and academic. No errata slip and errors still present. Light wear but gilt very faded and rubbed both on covers and spine. Wade 27. Scarce. vii, 108 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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        Ekonomisk tidskrift, utgifven af David Davidson. Årg. 1, häft. 1 - Årg. 4, häft. 12.

      Stockholm; Hugo Gebers Förlag, (i distribution), 1899-1902. [25,5x17 cm]. 599, (1), iv & 580, iv & 554, iv & 572, iv s. + reklam. Varje häfte innehåller dessutom bilagan "Öfversikt öfver de större bankernas ställning". 48 häften med tryckta omslag. Oskurna snitt, de flesta ouppskurna. Endel häften med små revor eller fläckar, bra inlagor. En fin uppsättning av de fyra första årgångarna av Ekonomisk Tidskrift. Med återkommande bidrag av bl. a. Knut Wicksell, Gustav Cassel, I. Heckscher, Isidor Flodström och Theophil Andersson. Bland Wicksells bidrag kan nämnas: "Om öfverflyttning af skatt", "Klassisk nationalekonomi och vetenskaplig socialism", "Rysslands ekonomiska förhållanden", "Om gränsproduktiviteten såsom grundval för den nationalekonomiska fördelningen", "Om ocker ur nationalekonomisk synpunkt", "Om arfsskatten", samt "Till fördelningsproblemet". A complete set of the first four annual issues of "Ekonomisk Tidskrift" (Economic Review), containing articles by Knut Wicksell, Gustav Cassel, I. Heckscher, and others

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.

      London; John Murray 1899 - Second edition, revised 8th impression. 2 volumes, 8vo., 229 x 140mm. Illustrated with 43 drawings and tables within the text. Both volumes fine in publisher's gilt titled bottle green cloth with blind borders to boards. Some occasional spotting within. Both volumes unopened in near fine examples of the scarce dustjackets. Minor wear to spine ends, slight dulling to spine panels, one small closed tear to top hinge of volume II. Some minor spotting and foxing. Extremely clean and handsome copies in an obviously unread state with their ORIGINAL 19th CENTURY JACKETS. Freeman; 898 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIENTATIONS

      T. Fisher Unwin London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. As usually the case with this book, the weak hinges are cracked, in this case with complete paper separation though both covers are still tight. The text of this title is often found browned, but here it is bright and clean but for the endpapers and the half title page, though with no serious effect on Maugham's inscription. The front free endpaper is detached but present. The dark green cloth with black lettering is fresh and bright. Very Good with a singularly superb inscription. The second issue of three with edges trimmed smooth. There was no American edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half title page incorporating the printed title of the book in the inscription: "These are quite the author's/first stories & were written/when he was very, very/young & did not know/how to write./ORIENTATIONS/by/W. Somerset Maugham." A scarce title by Maugham, his first book of short stories, rarely found signed let alone with such a fabulous inscription.

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        Seconda spedizione Bottego: l’Omo viaggio di esplorazione nell’Africa orientale.: Narrato da L. Vannutelli e C. Citerni; sotto gli auspici della Società Geografica Italiana. Con 141 incisioni, 11 tavole e 9 carte.

      Hoepli, Milano. 1899 - Importante resoconto del viaggio del Bottego raccontata da Vannutelli e Citerni, infatti pochi giorni dopo la partenza la Spedizione subì un poderoso attacco, nel quale il Bottego perse la vita. Alla disfatta contribuì molto il fatto che nessuno nella spedizione sapeva di ciò che era accaduto ad Adua e appreso degli avvenimenti del 1896. Ciò nonostante la Società Geografica avesse cercato con i mezzi che aveva a disposizione di tenere informato il Bottego rispetto a ciò che andava accadendo. Malgrado le dolorose dispersioni, i risultati scientifici furono ingenti e le varie raccolte vennero elaborate e studiate da singoli specialisti. Con questa seconda spedizione Bottego, la Società Geografica chiuse il ciclo delle grandi esplorazioni, e il senatore Doria, che ne era stato l’anima e la mente, rassegnò le dimissioni. Molto raro. Formato: XVI, 652 p., [11] c. di tav., [9] c. geogr. ripieg., 25 cm, bross. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, più evidenti alla bross.

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        The Marble Faun, or The Romance of Monte Beni (2 volumes)

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1899 - The "Roman Edition" in two volumes with 48 illustrations in original red cloth dust jackets. Volume 1 has 253 pages; Volume 2 has 259 pages. Volume 1 has a frontispiece drawing of Hawthorne and 24 other illustrations related to art in Rome. Volume 2 has a frontispiece of "The Laocoon" and 22 other illustrations. Designed by Sarah Whitman, these volumes are bound in white boards, each with four horizontal lines that simulate the encirclement of the volume with flower stems, culminating at the edge of both front cover and rear cover with a poppy-shaped flower that appears to have been wrapped around. The design is one of the very few that Whitman signed and her heart-shaped monogram appears on the rear cover of each volume. The books are covered in red cloth with gold lettering on the spines. Each of these volumes has a bookplate on the inside cover and, in Volume 1, there is a gift presentation, dated 1902, on the front free endpaper. The white cover of Volume 1 is almost as new; there is a thin faint black streak of about 3/4 of an inch on the front cover of Volume 2. There is a slight amount of fading of the spines on the dust jackets, which otherwise are in fine condition. Altogether a beautiful and well-preserved example of a famous book production. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The River War

      This is the first one-volume edition of Churchill's second book. It was originally published as a two-volume edition in 1899. In 1902 Churchill (by then a new member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of the criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. There is also a new Preface. *All* of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. Claiming that Allah had selected him as the true Mahdi, he found fertile political ground in the resentment of the inhabitants toward the corruption and oppression by Egyptian rulers who had long dominated the region. Economic and political problems in Egypt further strengthened the Mahdi's hand, enabling the Mahdi's forces and followers to occupy most of the Sudan. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defence of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. This book offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in a distinctly 19th century world. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called by some the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. Because it was significantly revised and because all subsequent editions to date are based on this text, this 1902 first abridged and revised edition is as important and desirable as any in the Churchill canon. This first one-volume edition had only a single printing of just 1,003 copies, and so is considerably more scarce than the first edition. This edition has the same distinctive gilt decoration of the Mahdi's Tomb and gunboat as the first edition, but is bound in red cloth. Offered here is a very good+ copy. The red cloth binding is clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and only trivial wear to extremities. The boards are bright and clean with strong, even red color and very bright gilt on the front cover. The spine cloth is lightly sunned with some wrinkling at the head and tail, but retains strong gilt, even red color, and very good shelf appearance. The contents are bright and tight. The original black endpapers are intact and in perfect condition. The protective tissue cover at the frontispiece is intact, as are all of the extensive maps and plans. Spotting proved endemic to this edition. Here modest spotting is substantially confined to the prelims and the text block edges. Overall an excellent example of a scarce and desirable edition. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.2, Woods/ICS A2(b), Langworth p.30.

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        PROBEN J.G. Schelter & Giesecke, Leipzig. Erster Band.

      J.G. Schelter & Giesecke, Leipzig (1899) XII+(5)+584 pages + 51 leaves numbered N1 to N51 (last one is foldout). A few pages printed in colour. Orig. decorated cloth binding. Very good+, with binding has some wear. One leave with a corner cutout. Endpages with minor foxing.. Beautiful book or catalogue from the famous German type foundry and manufacturer of printing presses

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        A Vertebrate Fauna of the Shetland Islands.

      David Douglas, Edinburgh 1899 - 8vo. Pp xiii, 248. 11 page publisher's list. Plates. Original cloth. Teg. Spine slightly sunned and marked. From the library of Tarradale House with bookplate to front paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eden Versus Whistler: The Baronet & The Butterfly: A Valentine with a Verdict

      Louis Henry May 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.

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        Histoire des doctrines économiques.

      Paris, Librairie de la Société du recueil général des lois et des arrêts et du Journal du palais, L. Larose; Lyon, Auguste Cote 1899 - Octavo. Pp. 512. Hardcover, half pebble-grained cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt, blank shelf label. In about fine condition (old institutional stamps). Excellent copy. - - First edition. Joseph Rambaud (1849-1919), professor of political economy. Later editions appeared in 1902 and 1909. English translation, by Selden Goodwin Noyes, "Socialism: being book IV of the Histoire des doctrines économiques by Joseph Rambaud", appeared in 1900. OCLC 7730235; 6497546. Scarce.

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