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

      Igdlorpait: , ca. 1899. Igdlorpait, ca. 1899. Fine/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 . 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): ÃŽsâp ássilialiai - Isaks billedbog [Isaks 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.

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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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        Sense and Sensibility.

      George Allen, London. 1899 - First edition thus: illustrated with drawings by Chris[tine M. Demain] Hammond; introduction by Joseph Jacobs. Octavo. pp xxviii, 389. Original dark green buckram with elaborate gilt floral decoration in art nouveau style. Top edge gilt.Covers slightly marked. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        TALES OF THE WONDER CLUB .

      Harrison & Sons n.d. [1899-1900]., [London] - Octavo, three volumes: pp. [1-5] 6-401 [402] [403-404: blank]; [1-5] 6-388; [i-v] vi-viii [389] 390-662 [663-664: blank], 23 inserted plates with illustrations by John Jellicoe and Val Prince after designs by the author, original maroon cloth, front panels stamped in gold, spine panels stamped in gold and ruled in blind, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive-green, upper edges untrimmed. First edition. "Omnibus collection of 'bloodcurdling' tales with decidedly mid-Victorian flavor, in spite of publication date; set in an old-fashioned frame, too, told 'round the Yule Log at 'Ye Headless Ladye,' a Midlands hostelry of the old coaching days circa 1800, by an informal club of travelers and their hosts. Enlivened by a Dickensean mixture of the cold grue and the grotesquely humorous: like the fat boy, they 'only wants to make your flesh creep.' Notable tales include 'The Phantom Flea' and 'The Spirit Leg' in volume I; 'Execution' and 'The Waxen Image' in volume II; Volume III has no fantasy content being mostly taken up with Gothic melodrama 'The Gipsy Queen.' Literary curiosities which seem to have strayed from an Christmas annual circa 1865 into a triple-decker, probably self-published by the author. Binding, design, and illustrations are archaic for 1899." - Robert Knowlton. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 87. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-50. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 565. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 72. Bleiler (1978), p. 64. Reginald 06648 and 06649. Some spotting and scuffing to cloth, mostly volume one, hairline crack along inner front hinge and partial crack along inner hinge of volume one but both holding tight, a very good copy, superior condition for this book. (#157156) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The River War

      00- London, New York andBombay- Longmans, Green and Co., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautifully bound first edition set of this famous work by Winston Churchill. Volume I is first edition, first impression, dated 1899. Volume II is first edition, second impression, as stated on the title page and dated 1900. Only 2000 copies were printed of the first impression, and only 500 printed of the second impression, making both volumes scarce for any collector. Collated: Complete, with seven photogravure plates, 34 maps and plans and numerous illustrations by Angus McNeill. Without the non-essential 32 page publisher's catalogue to the rear. The River War was Churchill's second published work, a history of the British imperial involvement in the Sudan and the Mahdi War between the British forces and the Dervish forces. The River War is a fascinating work of military which combines Churchill's deep reflections on the war, the historicaldetails, and Churchill's own anecdotes of personal adventure. Churchill's writing iscritical,both of the native inhabitants of the Sudan and the Britisharmy withwhom he fought, and provides a unique insight into this period. The work is famous for Churchill's scathing criticism of thecommander of the campaign,Lord Kitchener. Churchill recountsKitchener's desecration of the tomb of The Mahdi, the leader of the Dervish forces, and the criticism lead to Kitchener's behaviour being debated in Parliamentand fuelled the deepening ill feeling between the Churchill and the commander. The controversial passages were excised from the 1902 one-volume edition, which was greatly abridged. The abridged version is the work that best survives in modern paperbacks, making the first edition, two volume, unabridged work an important and interesting work for any collector. Condition: Rebound in red half calf bindings with contrasting black spine labels. Externally, very smart with some light rubbing to the extremities, heavier tot he head and tail of the spine. Label of the Argus Office, Rushden to front pastedown of each volume. Pencil signature dated 1901 to front free-endpaper. Rebound without the black endpapers or the publisher's advertisements. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with scattered spotting throughout, mostly marginal. Heavier patches of spotting in places particularly to pages 154 and 337 of volume I, the map at page 154. All folding maps are intact and generally bright with just occasional odd spot or mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        De Strijd der Werelden ... Vertaald door B. Canter.

      

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        LE LIVRE DES MILLE NUITS ET UNE NUIT

      La Revue Blanche (Vols. 1-11) Fasqelle 12-16), Paris 1899 - Paris. La Revue Blanche (Vols. I-XI) ; Charpentier et Fasqelle (Vols. XII-XVI) 1899-1904. 8vo. 6" - 9" tall. Of this 16 volumes there were printed ONLY 25 SETS on Japan Imperial paper, numbered 1 to 25 FOR SPECIAL SUBSCRIBERS. This is Nº 16 set, belonging to M. Gonfreville. (another 75 sets were printed on "papier de Hollande", numbered from 26 to 100) M. Gonfreville's choice for his personal set, according to the penned triangular note inlaid on Vol. I title page: "½ chag. granate joli marroqui,." dos bien orné de petit fers, fleurons, croissant, flute de Pan, petits amours, colombe, conserver la couverture recto, verso et dos." Such were the instructions from M. Gonfeville to the bounding shop of C. H. Buckland, meaning the luxurious decoration of the spine bands: half moon, the flute of Pan, "cupids", doves. Half morocco. Burgundy decorated boards. Gilt top ends. Raised gilt bands on spines. Marbled endpapers. The original soft covers bound into the books ab initio. Each vol. is gilt dated at bottom spine. This is an extraordinary set of the first printing of the first complete translation made by Dr. J. C. Mardrus. There is some overall soiling and lightly foxing at spines, and bumping on corners and edgewear to covers. "Justification du tirage" on this Vol. I of the set, printed in 1899: "toute soie aux baumes de temps " Each vol. has, naturally, his own motto, printed in different colors, in order to authentifiy the printing. Complete and uniform set. Stellar condition for his age. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Den praktiske skyltmÃ¥laren :en samling af utfà rda firmaskyltar jemte alfabet Ã¥tergifna i rikt färgtryck till ledning fà r mÃ¥lare

      1899 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Vertebrate Fauna of the Shetland Islands.

      1899 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bird-Lore; Audubon Magazine, Vols. 1 to 45, 1899-1943

      The Macmillan Company; D. Appleton & Co.; The National Association of Audubon Societies 1899-1943, Englewood, NJ; Harrisburg, PA - Vol. 1 No. 1 Feb. 1899 - Vol. 45 No. 6 Nov. - Dec. 1943 (missing only Vol. 40 No. 2 Mar. - Apr. 1938). Set includes many supplement booklets from 1939 onward. Various paginations. 24 cm. Many b&w illustrations and some colour plates and covers by bird artists. Volumes up to 27 bound in leather, with some wear to extremities and a few owner bookplates on pastedowns. Remaining copies are staplebound paper covers. Two paper copies have covers detached but present. Name changed from Bird-Lore to Audubon Magazine with the Jan. - Feb. 1941 issue. While some supplements may be missing from the late 1930s and 1940s, many are included, such as the Thirty-Ninth Christmas Bird Census in Jan. - Feb. 1939 and other bird census booklets. Supplements from Nov. - Dec. 1939 onward are called The Season. The ultimate bird books with articles about migration, conservation, sanctuaries, birds in other countries, bird study for children. Please contact us about shipping costs before ordering. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zur Analyse des unregelmässigen Pulses. 1-4. Mitteilung.

      Z. klin. Med., 36,37,39,44. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1899-1902, 8, (4), 536, 1 Taf. (4), 549, 8 Taf. (4), 568, 2 Taf. (4), 496, 1 Portr., 5 lith. Taf., 4 Einbände der Zeit. "WENCKEBACH - LUCIANI PHENOMENON - Wenckebach observed for the first time, a form of periodic rhythm which is now called the "Wenckebach phenomenon. 1.: Zur Analyse des unregelmässigen Pulses (36: pp.181-199, 11 Abb., 1 Taf.). 2.: Zur Analyse des unregelmässigen Pulses (37: pp.475-488, 1 Taf.). 3.: Ueber einige Formen von Allorhytmie und Bradycardie (39: pp.293-304, 2 Abb., 1 Taf.). 4.: Zur Analyse des unregelmässigen Pulses (44: pp.218-225, 4 Abb.)."Karel Frederick Wenckebach (1864-1970) was born at The Hague on March 24, 1864. In 1888 he obtained his medical degree from the University of Utrecht, where he met and became a friend of Einthoven. While a medical student under the influence of Engelmann, he developed a keen interest in the arrhythmias. He published his classic work on the arrhythmias, "Die Arhythmie, als Ausdruck bestimmter Funktionsstörungen des Herzens", in 1903, shortly after Mackenzie published The Study of the Pulse. At that time, Wenckebach was Professor of Medicine at Groningen. Later, he held similar positions at Strassburg and Vienna. He remained at Vienna until 1929, where he established a clinic which attracted students from all over the world, particularly from America. Wenckebach, although younger than Mackenzie, was like him in many ways. Wenckebach was primarily a clinician. He worked with the polygraph and was suspicious of the electrocardiograph. An era in the history of cardiology began and ended with Mackenzie and Wenckebach. As a youth, Wenckebach had a great admiration for Mackenzie and at a time when Mackenzie was ignored by his own countrymen, Wenckebach went to Burnley to visit him. In 1930, five years after Mackenzie's death, Wenckebach made a pilgrimage to the Research Institute founded by Mackenzie at St. Andrews. Wenckebach was the first to recognize extrasystoles in man (1898). However, he is best known for his description, in 1899, of the arrhythmia which is now termed the "Wenckebach phenomenon." As a result of his studies on the arrhythmias with the polygraph, Wenckebach had great influence on electrocardiography. He was also one of the first to suggest that the various disorders of the heartbeat which were produced in experimental animals were of the same nature as those observed clinically in man.""Incomplete hear block was studied extensively in man by Wenckebach, Mackenzie and Ha, by means of the polygraph. Wenckebach first noted the phenomenon from a patient with incomplete heart block. Wenckebach recognized that the pulse varied in an manner that had been described by Luciani in 1872. Luciani showed that the isolated ventricle of a frog was able to beat when supplied with serum but that the contractions were irregular and occurred in distinct groups, with pauses of varying lenths between the groups. Wenckebach called the pauses seen in the clinical sphygmogram "Luciani periods. .." G.E. Burch & N.P. de Pasquale, A History of Electrocardiography, pp.83-84 154-155 Garrison & Morton No.2809.1

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        Sense and Sensibility.

      George Allen, London., 1899. First edition thus: illustrated with drawings by Chris[tine M. Demain] Hammond; introduction by Joseph Jacobs. Octavo. pp xxviii, 389. Original dark green buckram with elaborate gilt floral decoration in art nouveau style. Top edge gilt.Covers slightly marked. Very good.

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        Merton College Caricature Album

      Oxford, England, 1899-1904. Half Leather. Very Good. Madcap "salad days" from back when! 4to. 30 by 25.5 cm. Unpaginated, 20 pages with caricatures mounted onto card rectos. Additional blank card, and a number of drawings that are loose, some of which were probably always so. In total, 91 separate pieces of overwhelmingly, caricature, of varying size, and ranging from simple portraits, exaggerated in one way or another as called for by the medium, to multi-character cartoons, or depictions of a scene, with dialogue bubbles and captions. The caricatures center around, but are not confined to, the doings and personalities of Merton College, Oxford. A few of the portraits would appear to be of Theodore Roosevelt, for example. Many, but far from all, of the mounted caricature illustrations are signed or credited, although we think it is quite likely that pseudonyms were used, as was obviously the case with "the Freak". The album is quite unusual, then, in its creation, with multiple contributors, something common in a friendship or amicorum album, which this decidedly is not. We would surmise that the contributors were members of an informal club of artistic anarchists. The quality is not entirely even, as might be expected from such an effort, but overall, the caricatures are vivid and amusing, with quite a few displaying true artistic cleverness. Rebacked in matching calf. Wear to the corners and edges. Some scrappiness to interior. Paste marks where there once were a few mounted pieces.

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        Der Abenteurer und die Sängerin. Dramatisches Gedicht in einem Aufzug.

      Berlin, -, 1899. 50 S. OBühnenmanuskript. Beiliegend: Ders., Abenteurer und die Sängerin oder die Geschenke des Lebens. Ein Gedicht in zwei Aufzügen. (Berlin, S. Fischer, 1909). Zweite Ausgabe. OLwd. - St. a. T., Gbrsp., Beilage geringfügig fleckig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        The Works

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1899. Full leather. Fine. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1899. Full leather. Twelve volumes . Octavo. The Works of Tobias Smollett with an introduction by W.E. Henley. Published by Archibald Constable and Company, Westminster, and Charles Scribner's and Sons, New York. Illustrated frontispiece to each volumes. A splendid fine binding by Riviere in full red polished calf, gilt double rule line to covers, spine gilt decorations in compartments between raised banding, green and aqua blue gilt title labels to second and fourth compartments. floral gilt turn-ins, red marbled endpaper. top edge gilt.

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        Through China with a Camera ... Second edition.

      

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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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        Correspondence respecting the Affairs of China.: China. No.1 (1899). Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.

      [C.-9131], London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1899 - A very good copy bound in later buckram. Lightly frayed original wrappers bound in. Some pencil annotation.

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        sefer miflagot beIsrael yekhalkel tnney ma'amarim. Hama'amar harishon: Zimrat Am HaHaretz., mifalot haGaon mevVilna. . . neged kat HaKhasimm ne'etak mektav yad hagaon R. Binyamin MeSkhkov. . . im akdama me'et . . . Ephraim Deinard. VeHaMa'amar haSheni: HaKhasidut veHaReform beAmerica, me'et hanizkar ma'ala

      Joel Yoel Julius Aronson publisher/printer, 139 [actually 122] East Broadway, New York, New York 1899 - 36 pages. Apparently issued with paper wrappers, that are here, though detached.

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        sefer Safrut Tzion yekhalkel asefat ma'amarim shonim, ktuvim biyedey sofrey Israel beAmerica

      Joel Yoel Julius Aronson publisher/printer, 139 [actually 122] East Broadway, New York, New York 1899 - VIII, 57, [5] pages. Apparently issued with paper wrappers, that are here, though detached.

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        Wood and Garden - Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amateur.

      Longmans, Green, & Co, London., 1899. Seventh impression of her first book. Octavo. pp xvi, 286. Plates. Fine period binding by, Kelly & Sons for Henry Sotheran, of three quarter green crushed morocco with raised bands and gilt decoration to spine incorporating poppies and daisies, two of the poppies having red leather onlay. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.Inoffensive pictorial bookplate on front pastedown. Spine faded to brown. Very good indeed.

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        Photo Album]: Early Snapshots including Sporting

      New Jersey 1899 - Oblong quarto. Pebbled cloth with leather corners and spine with "photographs" stamped in guilt on the front board measuring 9" x 11.5". A collection of 201 sepia toned, and 2 cynotype photographs, most measuring 3.5" x 4", affixed to stiff cream paper with captions. The album is good only with spotting, tears, and lacking the leather on the spine; the pictures are about near fine with some edgewear. A vernacular photo album from the Plainfield Ward of Union, New Jersey and the surrounding suburbs from 1899, kept by Dewitt Hubbell, a Massachusett-born banker at the Plainfield Savings Bank. The album depicts Victorian Americans in a variety of posed pictures along with candids using the new technology of the "snapshot" around New jersey including Union and Montclair. The collection combines around the home photographs of smiling families, various dogs and cats, and trips around the tri-state area. Roughly 29 photos were taken during various hunting trips, including one during Labor Day weekend 1900 at Scituate Beach, Massachusetts depicting the setting up of blinds and men shooting birds. "Snapshot" photography, defined as " a photograph that is "shot" spontaneously and quickly, most often without artistic or journalistic intent," is said to have started around 1888 with the Kodak No. 1 camera, and was cemented as a pastime with the introduction of the Brownie Box Camera in 1900. This collection dates to around 1899, predating the Brownie and is an extensive and very early assemblage of vernacular snapshot photography, with pleasing images evoking the potential of the new technology.

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