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        The Aborigines of Tasmania

      Halifax (England): F. King & Sons. 1899. Assisted by Marion E. Butler; and Jas. Backhouse Walker, of Hobart, Tasmania, with a Chapter on the Osteology by J.G. Garson, M.D. Preface by Edward B. Taylor. Illustrated. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with Map. 225 copies only. xx, 228, ciii (appendices & index)pp, frontis, 21 plates, text illus & figures, folding map at rear. Original green cloth, blind rules on the boards, gilt titles on spine, extremities slightly rubbed. A little light foxing on the half-title, top edges dulled. A very good clean copy. ***The first edition of 1890 was limited to 200 copies; this revised edition is generally preferred. .

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        Album Des Orchidées De l'Europe Centrale et Septentrionale

      Librairie Georg & Cie, Librairie O. Doin, Genève, Paris 1899 - Cartonnage éditeur percaline bleu roi, titres dorés sur plats et sur dos. XIIp illustré d'une planche en noir et blanc, 92p de texte, catalogue de l'éditeur in fine. Complet des 60 planches d'orchidées pleine page dont 59 en couleurs et une en noir et blanc . Size: Gd In8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Arabic Press of Egypt.

      London, Luzac & Co. (by E. J. Brill at Leyden), 1899. - (4), 94 pp. 1 bl. f., 29, (1) pp. of adverts. Original red cloth with giltstamped title to spine. First and only edition of this indispensable, oft-quoted study of early Egyptian journalism and book-publication. When published, the book was hailed by the conservatively British Oriental Institute as "valuable as work of reference, and as showing the intellectual actvity of all those people who fall under British influence" (Asiatic Quarterly Review). The Silesian-born Arabist and Islamic scholar Martin Hartmann (1851-1918) pioneered Islamic studies as an independent discipline. While his scholarly work spans Islam from its beginnings to the present and from China to West Africa, it was contemporary Islam, widely neglected by the German universities, that was his main focus of interest. "Hartmann was one of the first to collect Arabic folk songs, published on the Arabic press, pointed out the role of Islam in China and provided extensive reports on the happenings within the Ottoman Empire. Crucially, he introduced the sociological method to German Islamic scholarship" (cf. NDB VII, 745f.). "A learned critical list of Arabic publication" (Athenaeum). - Original untrimmed top edge; very slight bumping to extremeties. A contemporary scholar's handwritten underlinings and notes (some in shorthand) throughout. OCLC 19530169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch der psychopathologischen Untersuchungs-Methoden

      Berlin, Vienne, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1899, in-8, VI-399-[1] pp, 1 pl. hors texte et 4 vues stéréoscopiques volantes sur cartes de 9 x 18 cm, demi-percaline orange à coins, dos lisse orné de filets à froid, couvertures éditeur conservées, Ouvrage orné de 86 figures dans et hors texte, dessins, croquis et reproductions photographiques, dont les portraits d'aliénés figurant sur la planche hors texte et les portraits stéréoscopiques, ici insérés dans une enveloppe blanche moderne, contrecollée sur la troisième de couverture. Robert Sommer (1864-1937) fut le fondateur de la clinique psychiatrique de l'université de Giessen. Il fut l'un des premiers psychiatres qui reconnut l'importance de la généalogie dans la biologie humaine. Cachet du docteur Ch. Ladame, médecin-adjoint à l'asile de Bel-Air à Genève. Dos frotté, petits manques aux couvertures

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        Phoenix Electric Telephone Company. 1894 - 1899

      Cameron & Bulkley, New York 1899 - Scarce large broadside from an early competitor to the American Telegraph and Telephone Company in New York City (AT& T), aimed at the independent telephone exchange manager and offering a free trial of the electric telephone patented by the company June 2nd, 1896. Alexander Graham Bell made the first long distance phone call on August 10, 1876 from his home in Brantford, Ontario to his assistant located ten miles away. By 1878, Bell had set up the first telephone exchange in New Haven, Connecticut was the home of the first telephone exchange, which was established in 1878; connections were made between Boston, Massachusetts and New York City by 1884. In 1885 American Telegraph and Telephone Company (AT&T) was formed; it dominated telephone communications for the next 100 years. Bell employees were instructed to bad mouth the U.S. telephone system to drive down stock prices of its competitors facilitating for Bell's acquisitionGeorge W. Sutton, an independent inventor, is named here both for the development of the Sutton microphone (filed April 14, 1896) and the Self Restoring drop patent (May 17, 1898). Sutton one of the best known independent telephone manufacturers in the east, installed 100 lines in Columbia South Carolina and 700 each in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, NY.Central panel with offset printed illustrations of standing female nude with light emanating from her hands, titled "Electricity Enlightening the World". At the top panel: "To the Independent Exchange manager"; around the central engraving topics include: about telephones in general, about transmitters, about switchboards, self restoring drop patent, and cut of calling key. Lower central is a picture of the Phoenix Company headquarters in New York at 93 Washington Street. 22 x 28". Some cracking on folds, otherwise very good condition. Not recorded in OCLC.

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        Phoenix Electric Telephone Company. 1894 - 1899

      New York: Cameron & Bulkley, 1899. Very good condition. Scarce large broadside from an early competitor to the American Telegraph and Telephone Company in New York City (AT& T), aimed at the independent telephone exchange manager and offering a free trial of the electric telephone patented by the company June 2nd, 1896. Alexander Graham Bell made the first long distance phone call on August 10, 1876 from his home in Brantford, Ontario to his assistant located ten miles away. By 1878, Bell had set up the first telephone exchange in New Haven, Connecticut was the home of the first telephone exchange, which was established in 1878; connections were made between Boston, Massachusetts and New York City by 1884. In 1885 American Telegraph and Telephone Company (AT&T) was formed; it dominated telephone communications for the next 100 years. Bell employees were instructed to bad mouth the U.S. telephone system to drive down stock prices of its competitors facilitating for Bell's acquisitionGeorge W. Sutton, an independent inventor, is named here both for the development of the Sutton microphone (filed April 14, 1896) and the Self Restoring drop patent (May 17, 1898). Sutton one of the best known independent telephone manufacturers in the east, installed 100 lines in Columbia South Carolina and 700 each in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, NY.Central panel with offset printed illustrations of standing female nude with light emanating from her hands, titled "Electricity Enlightening the World". At the top panel: "To the Independent Exchange manager"; around the central engraving topics include: about telephones in general, about transmitters, about switchboards, self restoring drop patent, and cut of calling key. Lower central is a picture of the Phoenix Company headquarters in New York at 93 Washington Street.22 x 28". Some cracking on folds, otherwise very good condition. Not recorded in OCLC.

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        The Flowering Plants Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c. (4 Volumes)

      London Frederick Warne /1900 1899 - Hardback New 4 Volume Edition, tall 8vo, Volume 1, xiv prelims, 269pp text with 77 colour and 4 monochrome plates. Volume 2, xii prelims, 279pp text with 76 colour plates, Volume 3, xi prelims, 258pp text with 78 colour plates, Volume 4, xi prelims, 178pp text with 88 colour plates, 137pp index. Near fine in half bound green calf and green mottled cloth boards, raised spine bands with ruling and floral motifs, gilt spine titles, top edge gilt, silk page marker, green marbled end papers, armorial book plate of bibliophile R. E. Skyring Thomas on front paste downs. Minor spine sunning but a very tight crisp set. Weight 5.5kgs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mc Teague

      Doubleday & McClure, New York 1899 - Mc Teague by Frank Norris. First edition, first issue in original red cloth with blind stamped white lettering and borders. Publisher: Doubleday & McClure, New York, 1899. First issue with “moment” as the last word on page 106. Binding is in very good condition, darkening to the spine and exterior gutters. Contents clean. 442 pages. Ad for this edition in back. A nice tight copy of a scarce first issue. Inventory #16-016. Price: $500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La photographie stéréoscopique

      Paris, Gauthiers-Villars, 1899, in-8, de (4) et 20 pages, exemplaire broché, couverture de l'éditeur imprimée en noir, Unique édition de cette conférence pédagogique de la Société française de photographie. Colson propose un aperçu général de la stéréoscopie et de son application à la photographie : une brève histoire depuis Mayo et Wheatstone, les principes physiques et techniques de la stéréoscopie et de la photographie stéréoscopique, les différents stéréoscopes, et les différences méthodes de projection (en lumière polarisée, avec verres colorés et anaglyphes). Bon exemplaire de cette rare plaquette.

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        CIRCUS & ENTERTAINMENT: MEMORY BOOK OF A YOUNG FEMALE MEMBER OF AN EARLY BICYCLE ACROBAT TROUPE

      8°, [44] manuscript in pen and pencil, photographs and drawings in pencil, pen and water-colour within text, mounted dried flowers within text, original puprple velvet binding with elaborate metal pieces, staples (Very Good, slighty age-toned, some leaves loose, binding slightly rubbed). - Berlin, Bremen, Halle, Hannover, Köln, Leipzig, Wroclaw, Stockholm, Altona, Odense, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Copenhagen, London, Charleroi etc.: 1899-1907. A memory book of a circus artist Käthe Derrington, active in the early 20th century as one of the first female bicycle circus performers, includes many distinct entries by various famous circus and theatre artists from Europe and Asia. - This unusual beautifully composed memory book bears entries by various European and Asian circus performers, in German, English and Asian languages. The book belonged to one of the first female bicycle circus artist Käthe Derrington, who was a part of a troupe called the Derrington Family, preforming acrobatic acts on bicycles. The owner is not signed, but is referred to in the text. The entries were made between 1899 and 1907. The first note on the first page, was made by the owner’s mother, dated September 6, 1899, in Berlin in German language. In the next three years entries were made by Käthe’s teachers and friends, when we can assume, the young girl was schooled in Halle in Germany. Most probably Käthe Derrington joined her family’s acrobatic bicycle act as a teenage girl in 1902, when entries of her other family member appear, followed by entries by circus and theatre actors, made in North Europe in the next five years. Many hand written dedications in the memory book refer to its owner with affectionate notes as Käthe (Cathy), or little Käthe, and often hint she is very young. Käthe probably retired from the circus industry in her late teens or early twenties. This memory book gives a detailed view into a life of a young female circus artist in the beginning of the 20th century. Notes with autographs, and sometimes portrait photographs, were made by several famous circus artists: - The Moroccan circus artist Hadj Ali ben Mohamed (1863-1914), who received an American citizenship in 1903, attached his portrait photo with the dedication in English. - Two entries were made by the touring Japanese circus group Riogoku Family, which wrote a dedication in Japanese and attached postcard size photographs. - A famous female lion tamer Claire Heliot (1866-1953) inserted her photograph with a lion to hand-written verses and a dedication in Cologne in 1906. This famous performer, whose lithographed portraits with lions decorated early 20th century posters and match boxes, was attacked by a lion in 1907. After that she retired to Stuttgart, where she died in 1953. - Members of the famous Lorch Family: Jeanette (1879-1954), with a photograph, Hedwig (1890-1966), with a photograph, Helene (b.1883), with a photofraph, Eugen (1885-1943), Arthur (1881-1942). The Lorch Family, was a highly respected Jewish circus family, active in the late 19th and beginning of the 20th century in Europe and the United States. At the time of the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, they were forced to bankruptcy in 1930. During WWII members of the family had to hide. Brothers Arthur, Eugen (both signed here) and Rudof were murdered in Auschwitz. - Other entries include notes, poetry and autographs by various circus and theatre artists such as members of the acrobat Déprient Family, Hadj Mohamed Ben Medani, a Japanese artist Hiramoto, who wrote a dedication in Japanese, and decorated it with a full page illustration and his photograph, the actor Richard Hungar (1860-1909), who draw his full size portrait, Alfred Heinen (i. e. Alkfred Levy, 1880-1943), Rose d'Arkansas, and others. Verses and dedications were also written by the family members - Brother Bruno Derrington, who carried on the family name in the circus business until the late 1930s, after other family decided to retire (with a photograph), - Sister Elfriede Derrington, who was probably the second female performer in the family circus bicycle act. - Brothers Otto and Arno, probably other two brothers in the circus troupe. - Käthe’s mother (first entry, dated September 6, 1899) and Father (1902). The Derrington Family

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication...In Two Volumes.

      

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        Original ink sketch "Kiel Market Place"

      [c.1899-1904]. Ink on paper. Sheet size: 26.2 x 18.8 cm. Excellent condition. Original ink sketch by Rackham of the Old Market in Kiel, with the Nikolaikirche in the background.

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        Doktor Erich Kästners Lyrische Hausapotheke. Ein Taschenbuch. Enthält alte und neue Gedichte des Verfassers für den Hausbedarf der Leser. Nebst einem Vorwort und einer nutzbringenden Gebrauchsanweisung samt Register,

      Berlin, Atrium Verlag, Inh. C. Dressler, 19. - 26.Tsd. Lizenz (Gesamtauflage in dt. Sprache 75000 Exemplare) 222 Seiten Kl.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag von Walter Trier, Schutzumschlag gering gebräunt und minimal berieben, Exemplar einer signierten Vorzugsausgabe, \"Von der neuesten Auflage dieses Buches wurden fünfhundert numerierte Exemplare in Seidenbatist gebunden und vom Autor signiert. Dieses Buch trägt die Nummer 97.\" Emil Erich Kästner (* 23. Februar 1899 in Dresden - + 29. Juli 1974 in München) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Verfasser von Texten für das Kabarett, der vor allem wegen seiner humorvollen, scharfsinnigen Kinderbücher und seiner humoristischen bis zeitkritischen Gedichte bekannt geworden ist. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        After Big Game In Central Africa

      Adam & Charles Black, London 1899 - Hardcover. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and design. Lean to spine, head and tail creased and chipped. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped. Hinges cracked. Bookplate on paste-down endpaper. Endpapers and pages stained. Translated from the French, with an Introduction by Frederic Lees. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        When the Sleeper Wakes / A Story of the Years to Come

      London: Harper & Bros., 1899. First Edition, First Issue. Red Cloth. Very Good +. 329 Pp. Red Cloth. First Edition, First Issue With Gilt Lettering On Spine And Front Panel. Very Good +, Front Panel Attractive, Spine Slightly Faded And With Slight Soiling, And A Few Tiny Spots Of Foxing. A Little Foxing To Edges Of Sheets And On A Few Pages. An Attractive Copy Of A Book Which Does Not Wear Well. Rear Hinge With 2" Long Crack. Front Free Endpaper With Partly Erased Ownership Signature Of Henry W. Bowders (?) Dated July 1899.

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        The aborigines of Tasmania (Presentation copy)

      / by H. Ling Roth ; assisted by Marion E. Butler and Jas. Backhouse Walker ; with a chapter on the osteology by J. G. Garson ; preface by Edward B. Taylor. Halifax, England : F. King &​ Sons, 1899. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with map. One of 225 copies. Small quarto, original blind-blocked green cloth boards (lightly rubbed, spine softened at head and tail), front hinge cracked, presentation copy inscribed on half-title 'To Count de Condi. With the Author's Compliments Jan. 1902', preliminaries mildly foxed, pp xix, [1], 228, ciii, [14] leaves of plates, folding map at rear (490 x 390 mm), internally clean and sound, a good copy of this landmark work. Ferguson, 15114.

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        The Floral Art of Japan: Being a Second and Revised Edition of the Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement.

      Kelly and Walsh, 1899 - Folio. xi, 142, viiipp. 14 colored wood-block prints by Ogata Gekko, 55 other plates. 39 text-illus. Original pictorial cloth, slightly stained. Wenckstern II 321 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

      London: Bernard Smithers and Co, 1899. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. 228 x 157 mm. (8 1/2 x 6 1/4"). 8 p.l., 151, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Original lavender cloth decorated in gilt, edges untrimmed and UNOPENED. With leather book label bearing gilt monogram "SSB" on front pastedown. Mason 381. Corners a little bumped, backstrip rather faded (as virtually always), crumpling and tiny losses to head and tail of spine, light toning throughout the interior (as with all copies because of paper stock), apparently lacking the final endpaper, but still a very good copy of a book extremely difficult to find in decent shape, the binding solid and atypically clean, with none of the usual cocking, and the text with no signs of use, having never been opened.This is Wilde's best-known work and a justly celebrated play that sparkles from beginning to end with unsurpassed sophisticated wit. Day says that "the play's lasting appeal arises from some of the most brilliant dialogue of the English stage," and it is generally accepted as one of the two or three best modern comedies ever written. Wilde, who gave the play the subtitle, "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," said that "the first act is ingenious, the second beautiful, the third abominably clever." The plot turns on two cases of mistaken identity, with both young heroes falsely believed to bear the name of Ernest and in danger of losing their lady loves if their true identities are revealed. This volume is notoriously hard to find in pleasing condition, as the cloth always fades badly, and the structure of the book is weak. This is Wilde's best-known work and a justly celebrated play that sparkles from beginning to end with unsurpassed sophisticated wit. Day says that "the play's lasting appeal arises from some of the most brilliant dialogue of the English stage," and it is generally accepted as one of the two or three best modern comedies ever written. Wilde, who gave the play the subtitle, "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," said that "the first act is ingenious, the second beautiful, the third abominably clever." The plot turns on two cases of mistaken identity, with both young heroes falsely believed to bear the name of Ernest and in danger of losing their lady loves if their true identities are revealed. This volume is notoriously hard to find in pleasing condition, as the cloth always fades badly, and the structure of the book is weak.

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        Therapie der anomalen vita sexualis bei Männern mit specieller Berücksichtigung der Suggestivbehandlung. Mit einem Vorwort v. Prof. v. Krafft-Ebing.

      - Handschriftliches Manuskript zu dem 1899 bei Enke in Stuttgart erschienenen gleichnamigem Werk des österreichischen Neurologen Alfred Fuchs (1870-1927). F. studierte in Prag und Wien Medizin, 1900 wurde er Assistent bei Richard von Krafft-Ebing, dessen Werke er nach dem Tode seines Lehrers herausgab. Von besonderer Bedeutung sind seine Untersuchungen über die Zerebrosinalflüssigkeit, die Fuchs-Rosenthalsche Zählkammer und die Messung der Pupillengröße. (vg. Fischer, Biogr. Lex. d. hervorragenden Ärzte. I, 461; ÖBL I, 378). - Enthält auch - nach dem Titelblatt - das Originalmanuskript des Vorwortes von Krafft-Ebing, 2 Seiten, dat. 3.1.1899, das Fuchs im Anschluß nochmals in eigener Abschrift angefügt hat. Die enthaltene (25-seitige) Abhandlung (`Beitrag zur abdominalen Diagnostik`) entfiel in der gedruckten Ausgabe und konnte von uns nicht als eigenständige Veröffentlichung nachgewiesen werden. - Exemplar der Druckausgabe als Beigabe. 258(1) u. 26 vorwiegend einseit. beschriebene, teilweise hs. num. Bll. u. 6 hs., gef. Tabellen. Schwarzer HLnBd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Einband an den Unterkanten u. Ecken leicht berieben; im Text durchgeh. gebräunt u. z.Tl. fingerfl.

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        Hugo Salus].

      o.O., o. J. []. 1899 - Holzschnitt. ca. 17,5 x 13 cm. Monogrammiert "OE 99" im Stock. Probedruck der Schwarzplatte. Ehemals Sammlung Bernhard Pankok. - Orlik (1870 - 1932), Sohn eines Schneidermeisters, studierte 1889-91 an der Privatmalschule Heinrich Knirrs in München, 1891-93 als Schüler Wilhelm Lindenschmits und Johann Leonhard Raabs an der dortigen Akademie der bildenden Künste und wurde 1895 Mitglied des Vereins deutscher bildender Künstler in Böhmen. 1896/97 war er Mitarbeiter der Zeitschrift "Jugend" in München und lebte 1897-1904 in Prag. Seit 1899 Mitglied der Wiener Secession, folgte er 1904 einem Ruf an die staatliche Lehranstalt des Österreichischen Museums für Kunst und Industrie, deren Graphikklasse er leitete, trat im selben Jahr mit Gustav Klimt aus der Secession aus und wirkte seit 1905 als Prof. der Graphikklasse an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin. Orlik entwarf auch Theaterdekorationen und -kostüme: er war für die Ausstattung der Reinhardt-Bühnen tätig und arbeitete 1907 für das Wiener Kabarett "Fledermaus". 1911 unternahm er eine Reise nach Afrika, Indien, Ostasien und Sibirien und setzte sich besonders mit dem japanischen Farbholzschnitt auseinander. Er schuf Bildnisradierungen, (u. a. Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss), graphische Folgen (u. a. Aus Japan, 1904; 100 Köpfe, 1919; Vom Teufel geholt, 1929) und lieferte Entwürfe für Tapeten, Stoffe und Plakate. (DBE)

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        The Poems.

      London: Essex House Press,, 1899. According to the Text of the Original Copies, Including the Lyrics, Songs, and Snatches Found in His Dramas. Arranged and Carefully Collated with the Originals by F. S. Ellis. Small quarto. Original limp vellum, yapp edges, title to spine gilt, original brown ties, pages unopened. Historiated initials, chapter titles printed in red. An excellent, unopened copy in bright vellum, just a little foxing to edges and odd spot to contents. The Essex House Press edition, number 183 of 450 copies. The Essex House Press, founded in 1898 by Laurence Hodson and C. R. Ashbee in connection with the Guild of Handicraft, was intended as a successor to the Kelmscott Press. Ashbee bought the Kelmscott Press's Albion printing presses after William Morris's death, and employed one of the Kelmscott compositors, Thomas Binning.

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        TALES OF THE WONDER CLUB

      [London]: Harrison & Sons, n.d. [1899-1900].. 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)

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        THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

      Bernard Smithers and Co, London 1899 - 228 x 157 mm. (8 1/2 x 6 1/4"). 8 p.l., 151, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Original lavender cloth decorated in gilt, edges untrimmed and UNOPENED. With leather book label bearing gilt monogram "SSB" on front pastedown. Mason 381. Corners a little bumped, backstrip rather faded (as virtually always), crumpling and tiny losses to head and tail of spine, light toning throughout the interior (as with all copies because of paper stock), apparently lacking the final endpaper, but still a very good copy of a book extremely difficult to find in decent shape, the binding solid and atypically clean, with none of the usual cocking, and the text with no signs of use, having never been opened. This is Wilde's best-known work and a justly celebrated play that sparkles from beginning to end with unsurpassed sophisticated wit. Day says that "the play's lasting appeal arises from some of the most brilliant dialogue of the English stage," and it is generally accepted as one of the two or three best modern comedies ever written. Wilde, who gave the play the subtitle, "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," said that "the first act is ingenious, the second beautiful, the third abominably clever." The plot turns on two cases of mistaken identity, with both young heroes falsely believed to bear the name of Ernest and in danger of losing their lady loves if their true identities are revealed. This volume is notoriously hard to find in pleasing condition, as the cloth always fades badly, and the structure of the book is weak. This is Wilde's best-known work and a justly celebrated play that sparkles from beginning to end with unsurpassed sophisticated wit. Day says that "the play's lasting appeal arises from some of the most brilliant dialogue of the English stage," and it is generally accepted as one of the two or three best modern comedies ever written. Wilde, who gave the play the subtitle, "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," said that "the first act is ingenious, the second beautiful, the third abominably clever." The plot turns on two cases of mistaken identity, with both young heroes falsely believed to bear the name of Ernest and in danger of losing their lady loves if their true identities are revealed. This volume is notoriously hard to find in pleasing condition, as the cloth always fades badly, and the structure of the book is weak. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE ISLE OF THE VIRGINS: A ROMANCE

      Buffalo, N.Y.: The Wenborne-Sumner Co., 1899.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-328, inserted frontispiece, original bevel-edged pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, t.e.g., tan endpapers. First edition. "Lost race adventure novel of some shipwrecked mariners who are beached on an island ruled by a matriarchy." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 96. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 666. Teitler 1064. Bleiler (1978), p. 171. Reginald 12525. Wright (III) 4709. Early owner's name stamped on the front free endpaper. Touch of rubbing to corner tips, a bright, nearly fine copy of a scarce book. The Stuart Teitler-John Ruyle copy. (#151782)

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        ANDREE AT THE NORTH POLE WITH DETAILS OF HIS FATE by Leon Lewis [pseudonym] ..

      New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers, 1899.. Octavo, pp. [5-6] 7-279 [280: blank] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated 1899 inserted at rear, four inserted plates with illustrations from photographs, several drawings in the text, original pictorial white cloth, front panel stamped in brown and black, and spine panel stamped in black, t.e.g. First edition, probable first binding. The more elaborate binding with illustration on front cover with Andree's face on a balloon and a polar bear on an ice flow. The book was also issued in paper wrappers. Andree's expedition departs by balloon from Dane's Island in 1897 and, after a series of aerial adventures, the explorers arrive in the Kingdom of Polaris, an unknown land near the North Pole inhabited by a white race which is scientifically ahead of the outside world. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1338. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 506. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narrative of Travel L37. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Teitler 756. Bleiler (1978), p. 123. Reginald 09029. Not in Wright. Cloth dusty, inner hinges repaired, a sound, good copy. Bookplate of fantastic fiction collector William Harry Hopkins affixed to the front paste-down (Hopkins also owned a copy in the secondary binding). This is the Teitler-Ruyle copy (Ruyle also had a copy in the secondary binding). An uncommon book. (#151929)

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        The Works of William Shakespeare, in 13 volumes (complete), The Illustrated Handy Volume Edition, 1899, life and glossary and historical notices by Charles Knight

      George Routledge and Sons, New York 1899 - New York: Routledge, 1899. 32mo. First of this edition. A very beautiful set of Shakespeare, 13 volumes (complete) in fine burgundy red cloth, blindstamped decoration, gilt titles and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Each volume is 3.5" x 5" and approximately 271 pp. with yellow floral endpapers, frontispiece and additional illustrations by different period artists. Vintage signature on ffep. Slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Volumes are near fine and appear largely unread. A very lovely set of books. Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1899 : 1899 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1899. Hi, This lot is an 1899 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The first Hardback that Wisden produced was in 1896, this is the fourth year of the hardback and an extremely hard copy to find, especially in this condition. Since 2006 I have seen 6 for sale and one of those was without a plate. The front board is very clean with excellent gilt, the rear board is pretty much mark free and the spint gilt is very bright. There is a very outside chance that the 18 of 1899 has been regilded on the spine but I may be being paranoid. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition, two small nicks to the front right. The photoplare is very good and internaly a nice clean book. As good as mine on my shelf. A rare Wisden in superb condition and a very nice price.

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        Joséphine Impératrice et Reine.

      Paris: Goupil, 1899. Large 4to, (4), 271pp. With a color frontispiece portrait and 41 illustrations of which 33 are full-page. Original full dark red straight-grain morocco extra, covers stamped in gilt with the Napoleonic shield, rich gilt borders, backstrip richly gilt and stamped with bees, crowns, and ‘N’s. A sumptuous binding perhaps indicating a de luxe copy. Small patch on the lower cover faded, joints very slightly scuffed, but a lovely copy beautifully bound. First edition, limited to 1200 copies of which this is #6 which may indicate an early issue in the de luxe binding. The original printed wrappers are bound in. A well regarded work on Napoleon’s wife. “Joséphine de Beauharnais was the first wife of Napoleon I, and thus the first Empress of the French. Her first husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was guillotined during the Reign of Terror, and she was imprisoned in the Carmes prison until her release five days after Alexandre's execution. Through her daughter, Hortense, she was the maternal grandmother of Napoléon III. Through her son, Eugène, she was the great-grandmother of later Swedish and Danish kings and queens. The reigning houses of Belgium, Norway and Luxembourg also descend from her. She did not bear Napoleon any children; as a result, he divorced her in 1810 to marry Marie Louise of Austria. Joséphine was the recipient of numerous love letters written by Napoleon, many of which still exist. Her Château de Malmaison was noted for its magnificent rose garden, which she supervised closely, owing to her passionate interest in roses, collected from all over the world.” (Wikipedia).

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        The Poems. According to the Text of the Original Copies, Including the Lyrics, Songs, and Snatches Found in His Dramas. Arranged and Carefully Collated with the Originals by F. S. Ellis.

      London: Essex House Press, 1899 - Small quarto. Original limp vellum, yapp edges, title to spine gilt, original brown ties, pages unopened. An excellent, unopened copy in bright vellum, just a little foxing to edges and odd spot to contents. Historiated initials, chapter titles printed in red. The Essex House Press edition, number 183 of 450 copies. The Essex House Press, founded in 1898 by Laurence Hodson and C. R. Ashbee in connection with the Guild of Handicraft, was intended as a successor to the Kelmscott Press. Ashbee bought the Kelmscott Press's Albion printing presses after William Morris's death, and employed one of the Kelmscott compositors, Thomas Binning. Ransom p. 265. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Leaves of Grass (Deathbed Edition)

      David McKay Co. - Deathbed Edition. BAL's Binding C with faux signature. (Early printing but not first with no date on title page. No cancels.)438 pp. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering and top edge. Very Good condition. Internally clean and complete with tissue-guard opposite poet portrait intact but creased. Small scuff to front cover, worn head and tail cloth. Name on front free endpaper, dated 1899. Paper splitting at ront paste down but not hinge; title page and ffep have closed tear along binding but intact. Whitman's final arrangement of his masterwork, which is technically not an edition. It was produced from the sheets of McKay's 1888 edition with additional annexes tacked on at the end in a race against the poet's declining health. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Japanische Färbeschablonen. Hundert Muster kleineren formates. In Originalgrösse herausgegeben und mit einer Einleitung versehen von Artur Seemann.

      Plauen im Vogtland, Christian Stoll, 1899. Folio (42.0 x 27.5 cm). Title page with 2 pp. introduction; two loose sheets with Japanese text; 85 (of 100) coloured prints with Japanese stencil designs. In original red cloth portfolio with pictorial front cover mounted. = A rare set of Japanese stencil designs, which are reminiscent, somehow, of the then-popular Art Nouveau style. Artur Seemann edited similar, but smaller-sized collections, for instance of Japanese woodcuts, and Japanese architecture, but this edition is by far the most rare. The plates were lithographed at the Kunstanstalt H. F. Jütte in Leipzig. It was originally published by Seemann, also in Leipzig, but a printed label of the Stoll firm was pasted over his name, suggesting they bought the rights, or the stock. 15 plates are wanting (numbered 16, 18, 25, 28-30, 43, 45, 53, 58-59, 67, 78, 90, 93), but the vast majority is present. There are no other copies on the internet. A few plates with some marginal soiling; the portfolio rather rubbed. Otherwise a very good copy. Schneider-Henn, 223.

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        Resena Historica en forma de Diccionario de las Imprentas que han existido en Valencia desde la introduccion del arte tipografico en Espana hasta el ano 1868

      Valencia: Impr. de F. Domenech, 1899. First edition. Full autumn-leaf calf, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, sides decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in. A very good or better copy, extremities rubbed, rear board with a few scuffs.. xxviii, 655, [2] pp. Illus. with b/w reproductions. No. 45 of 100 copies. Inscribed by the author. The standard reference on Valencian printers. "Obra excelente," Palau XXI, p. 106. Provenance: Parreńo Sale, lot 985. Palau 310360. Spain & Spanish America I, 629. Foulche-Barrau 221.

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        Japanische Färbeschablonen. Hundert Muster kleineren formates. In Originalgrösse herausgegeben und mit einer Einleitung versehen von Artur Seemann.

      - Plauen im Vogtland, Christian Stoll, 1899. Folio (42.0 x 27.5 cm). Title page with 2 pp. introduction; two loose sheets with Japanese text; 85 (of 100) coloured prints with Japanese stencil designs. In original red cloth portfolio with pictorial front cover mounted. l A rare set of Japanese stencil designs, which are reminiscent, somehow, of the then-popular Art Nouveau style. Artur Seemann edited similar, but smaller-sized collections, for instance of Japanese woodcuts, and Japanese architecture, but this edition is by far the most rare. The plates were lithographed at the Kunstanstalt H. F. Jütte in Leipzig. It was originally published by Seemann, also in Leipzig, but a printed label of the Stoll firm was pasted over his name, suggesting they bought the rights, or the stock. 15 plates are wanting (numbered 16, 18, 25, 28-30, 43, 45, 53, 58-59, 67, 78, 90, 93), but the vast majority is present. There are no other copies on the internet. A few plates with some marginal soiling; the portfolio rather rubbed. Otherwise a very good copy. Schneider-Henn, 223. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TALES OF THE WONDER CLUB ..

      [London]: Harrison & Sons, n.d. [1899-1900].. 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, spine panels stamped in gold and blind, front panels stamped in gold, olive-green floral pattern endpapers. 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. Spine panels of volumes one and three a bit spotted and faded, otherwise quite a nice set with unbroken, tight inner hinges, a clean, attractive set overall. (#128285)

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        Sonnets.

      London: Hacon & Ricketts,, 1899. Reprinted from the edition of 1609. Quarto. Original white buckram, titles gilt to spine, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. Housed in a custom orange cloth-backed marbled paper solander box. Woodcut borders and decorations by Charles Ricketts. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine lightly browned, slight rubbing to tips; an excellent copy. First Vale Press edition, limited issue, one of 210 copies, of which 200 were released for sale. Charles Ricketts (1866–1931), was an outstanding art nouveau designer, with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints (1893) and Oscar Wilde's The Sphinx (1895). Meeting a wealthy barrister, Llewellyn Hacon, enabled Ricketts to realise his dream of being a publisher and he set up the Vale Press in 1894. Although influenced by the aesthetic movement and by William Morris, whom he admired, his Vale press books are more classical than medieval in style and "the distinct personal element in those books derives from the woodcut designs and illustrations drawn and cut by Ricketts". The fire in 1899 which destroyed his stock, including an unknown number of vellum copies of this work, robbed him of his enthusiasm, and he closed the press with his Bibliography of the Vale Press (1904). This work was edited by a friend and colleague of Ricketts's Thomas Sturge Moore (1870–1944), who contributed to Rickett's art journal The Dial, and helped to edit and translate a number of books for the Vale Press. This copy with an original order form laid-in. From the library, though unmarked as such, of Gary E. Prouk, a Canadian creative director for the advertising agency Scali, McCabe, and Sloves, and collector of fin-de-siècle and private press materials. Uncommon, with nine copies traced at auction.

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        Stories and Tales by Bret Harte University Ed Leather

      Sully and Kleinteich 1899 - Sully and Kleinteich; NY, 1899. Hardcover. Leather Bound. Complete in 12 volumes. Very Good, light shelf wear except for one vol which has a bad bump bottom board edge, wear to tips, in a quality 3/4 leather binding, . A clean unmarked giftable set. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], teg, tissued frontis illustrated. Contents: 1)-The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches 2)-Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Sketches 3)-Tales of the Argonauts and Other Sketches 4)-Cressy 5)-A Ward of the Golden Gate 6)-A Sappho of Green Springs and Other Sketches 7)-A First Family of Tasajara 8)-Susy a Story of the Plains 9)-A Protegee of Jack Hamlin and Other Stories 10)-Clarence 11)-Colonel Starbottle's Client and Some Other People 12)-Stories in Light and Shadow. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Album. Album mit 50 lose eingesteckten Serien zu je 6 chromolithographierten Bildern. ( gesamt 300 Liebig-Bilder ).

      Die Liebig-Bilder mit Erscheinungsjahren zwischen ca. 1899 und ca. 1939. Ausschließlich deutsche Bilder-Serien mit rückwärtigem deutschen Werbeaufdruck. Bildformat 7,7 x 11,7 cm ( Meist Querformat, einige Hochformat ). Enthalten sind folgende, teils seltene Serien mit je 6 chromolithographierten Bildern ( teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber gedruckt. ( Seriennummern und Erscheinungsjahr nach Arnold und Loos ). Vorhanden sind die Serien: # 1133 ( Turandot. Oper von Giacomo Puccine 1939 ) / # 1131 ( Kaiser Augustus - 1939 ) / # 1129 ( Bärtige Vögel - 1939 ) / # 1134 ( Deutsche Bauernhäuser - 1939 ) / # 1130 ( Der zweite Punische Krieg 218 bis 201 v. Christus 1939 ) / # 1132 ( Die Krustentiere - 1939 ) / # 1136 ( Bernstein, Das deutsche Gold 1939 ) / # 1126 ( Die Geschichte Indiens I - 1939 ) / # 1125 ( Volkstrachten aus Deutschlands Gauen 1939 ) / # 1127 ( Die Geschichte Indiens II 1939 ) / # 1128 ( Das Leben der Koralle 1939 ) / # 1135 ( Schisport ( Skisport ) - 1939 ) / # 1123 ( Geschichte Japans II - 1938 ) / # 1113 ( Wilhelm Tell II, nach der Oper von Rossini 1938 ) / # 1112 ( Brunnen der Stadt Rom 1938 ) # 1122 ( Geschichte Japans I 1938 ) / # 1121 ( Große Männer aus der Geschichte Südamerikas 1938 ) / # 1120 ( Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg II, Oper von Wagner - 1938 ) / # 970 ( Legende von St. Nikolaus 1928 ) / # 930 ( Denkwürdige historische Heereszüge 1925 ) / # 513 ( Strassenleben 1901 ) / # 923 ( Alte Volksheiligtümer 1925 ( sehr selten ) / # 561 ( Giftschlangen 1903 ) / # 731 ( Königin 1908 ) / # 560 ( Geschütze 1903 ) / # 543 ( Samoa 1902 ) / # 458 (Deutschland über See 1900 ) / # 921 ( Königin-Bestattung im alten Ägypten 1924 ) / # 632 ( Enten 1905 ) / # 452 ( Aus Wald und Feld 1900 ) / # 562 ( Grosse Eroberer I -1903 )/ # 1117 ( Das Leben der Gletscher 1938 ) / # 1084 ( Kolibris 1936 ) / # 1118 ( Deutsche Rathäuser 1938 ) / # 1115 ( Die Seidenraupenzucht 1938 ) / # 1116 ( Justus von Liebig, der große deutsche Forscher 1938 ) / # 568 ( Nomadenvölker 1903 ) / # 723 ( Automobile 1908 ) / # 515 ( Von den Karolineninseln (Carolineninseln) 1901 ) / # 455 ( Bilder von den Philippinen 1900 ) / # 567 ( Meerbusen 1903 ) / # 444 ( Truppengattungen, Uniformen 1899 ) / # 432 ( Cuba, Kuba 1899 ) / # 702 ( Aus Ostafrika 1907 ) / # 523 ( Bilder aus dem Seemanöver 1902 ) / # 454 ( Berühmte Regimenter 1900 ) / # 510 ( Schußwaffen verschiedener Zeiten 1901 ) / # 695 ( Samson und Delila, Oper von Saint-Saens 1906 ) / # 493 ( Fasanen 1901 ) # 578 ( Die Stumme von Portici, Oper von Auber 1903 ). Die 50 vollständigen Serien sauber lose eingesteckt, die Bilder von insgesamt guter Erhaltung, nur wenig gering fleckig oder gering berieben, wenige geringfügig angeknickt. Zusammen in einem goldgeprägten Oln-Liebig-Sammelbilder-Album, 4 ( 27,5 x 28,5 cm ). Das Liebigalbum etwas fleckig, gering berieben, der schmale Einbandrücken zum unteren Kapital hin gering angeplatzt. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltenes Album mit einigen seltenen Serien. ( Nach Katalogwert gesamt ca. 1750.- )

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        LOUP-GAROU! ..

      London: Sands & Co., 1899.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-264, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Gulich, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blue-gray, red and gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition, first binding. 1500 copies printed. Collects ten sensation fictions, mostly mystery and crime, including the title story (a rationalized werewolf tale), "Fer-de-Lance" (a snake story) and others. "The Obi Man" builds up an effectively weird atmosphere. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 175-76. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-200. Bleiler (1978), p. 158. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992) or Wilson. Hubin (1994), p. 645. Hinton, p. 18. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, pulpy text paper age-darkened, a very good copy. A much better than average copy of a fairly scarce book that is generally found in ratty condition. A signed autograph letter dated 4 September 1929 from Phillpotts to "My dear Wilson," ten lines, mostly about the "modern curiosity & vulgar interest" of the press "in the private affairs of public men," tipped in on the front free endpaper. (#147686)

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        The Works and Life of Laurence Sterne. Including: Tristram Shandy, A Sentimental Journey, Sermons of Mr. Yorick, Journal to Eliza; with Introductions by W.L. Cross, Also contains Sterne's Letters, An Eulogy by the Abbe Raynal, and a Life of Sterne by Percy Fitgerald.

      New York: J. F, Taylor and Company, Clonmell Society 1899. Edition de Luxe. LIMITED to 1000 copies of which this is No.954, printed for subscribers only. Complete in 12 volumes, bound as 6. Illustrated. The preliminaries appear to be mis-numbered. Superbly bound in mid-blue morocco, extra gilt, marbled endpapers. Discreet ownership of Frederick L Farr. A fine set in a beautiful leather binding.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Album. Album mit 50 lose eingesteckten Serien zu je 6 chromolithographierten Bildern. ( gesamt 300 Liebig-Bilder ).

      Liebig - Die Liebig-Bilder mit Erscheinungsjahren zwischen ca. 1899 und ca. 1939. Ausschließlich deutsche Bilder-Serien mit rückwärtigem deutschen Werbeaufdruck. Bildformat 7,7 x 11,7 cm ( Meist Querformat, einige Hochformat ). Enthalten sind folgende, teils seltene Serien mit je 6 chromolithographierten Bildern ( teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber gedruckt. ( Seriennummern und Erscheinungsjahr nach Arnold und Loos ). Vorhanden sind die Serien: # 1133 ( Turandot. Oper von Giacomo Puccine – 1939 ) / # 1131 ( Kaiser Augustus - 1939 ) / # 1129 ( Bärtige Vögel - 1939 ) / # 1134 ( Deutsche Bauernhäuser - 1939 ) / # 1130 ( Der zweite Punische Krieg 218 bis 201 v. Christus – 1939 ) / # 1132 ( Die Krustentiere - 1939 ) / # 1136 ( Bernstein, Das deutsche Gold – 1939 ) / # 1126 ( Die Geschichte Indiens I - 1939 ) / # 1125 ( Volkstrachten aus Deutschlands Gauen – 1939 ) / # 1127 ( Die Geschichte Indiens II – 1939 ) / # 1128 ( Das Leben der Koralle – 1939 ) / # 1135 ( Schisport ( Skisport ) - 1939 ) / # 1123 ( Geschichte Japans II - 1938 ) / # 1113 ( Wilhelm Tell II, nach der Oper von Rossini – 1938 ) / # 1112 ( Brunnen der Stadt Rom – 1938 ) # 1122 ( Geschichte Japans I – 1938 ) / # 1121 ( Große Männer aus der Geschichte Südamerikas – 1938 ) / # 1120 ( Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg II, Oper von Wagner - 1938 ) / # 970 ( Legende von St. Nikolaus – 1928 ) / # 930 ( Denkwürdige historische Heereszüge – 1925 ) / # 513 ( Strassenleben – 1901 ) / # 923 ( Alte Volksheiligtümer – 1925 ( sehr selten ) / # 561 ( Giftschlangen – 1903 ) / # 731 ( Königin – 1908 ) / # 560 ( Geschütze – 1903 ) / # 543 ( Samoa – 1902 ) / # 458 (Deutschland über See – 1900 ) / # 921 ( Königin-Bestattung im alten Ägypten – 1924 ) / # 632 ( Enten – 1905 ) / # 452 ( Aus Wald und Feld – 1900 ) / # 562 ( Grosse Eroberer I -1903 )/ # 1117 ( Das Leben der Gletscher – 1938 ) / # 1084 ( Kolibris – 1936 ) / # 1118 ( Deutsche Rathäuser – 1938 ) / # 1115 ( Die Seidenraupenzucht – 1938 ) / # 1116 ( Justus von Liebig, der große deutsche Forscher – 1938 ) / # 568 ( Nomadenvölker – 1903 ) / # 723 ( Automobile – 1908 ) / # 515 ( Von den Karolineninseln (Carolineninseln) – 1901 ) / # 455 ( Bilder von den Philippinen – 1900 ) / # 567 ( Meerbusen – 1903 ) / # 444 ( Truppengattungen, Uniformen – 1899 ) / # 432 ( Cuba, Kuba – 1899 ) / # 702 ( Aus Ostafrika – 1907 ) / # 523 ( Bilder aus dem Seemanöver – 1902 ) / # 454 ( Berühmte Regimenter – 1900 ) / # 510 ( Schußwaffen verschiedener Zeiten – 1901 ) / # 695 ( Samson und Delila, Oper von Saint-Saens – 1906 ) / # 493 ( Fasanen – 1901 ) # 578 ( Die Stumme von Portici, Oper von Auber – 1903 ). Die 50 vollständigen Serien sauber lose eingesteckt, die Bilder von insgesamt guter Erhaltung, nur wenig gering fleckig oder gering berieben, wenige geringfügig angeknickt. Zusammen in einem goldgeprägten Oln-Liebig-Sammelbilder-Album, 4° ( 27,5 x 28,5 cm ). Das Liebigalbum etwas fleckig, gering berieben, der schmale Einbandrücken zum unteren Kapital hin gering angeplatzt. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltenes Album mit einigen seltenen Serien. ( Nach Katalogwert gesamt ca. 1750.- € ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Writings of Mark Twain. The works include Tom Sawyer, Huckleberyy Finn, The Celebrated Jumping Frog, Pudd'nhead Wilson, The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The American Claimant, etc.

      Hartford: American Publishing Company 1899-1907.. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 sets of which this is number 333, with the first volume additionally SIGNED AND INSCRIBED 'Very truly yours / Mark Twain / [flourish] / August 9, 1904. / [flourish]'. 25 volumes, octavo. With illustrations, title page printed in red and green. Mould-made paper bearing the watermark 'MARK TWAIN'. Publisher's mid-green cloth with printed title labels to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, each book housed in an attractive fleece-lined, leather-spined clamshell box. A lightly used set, the odd volume with text block shaken, some toning/wear to labels, owner's label affixed to all but the last two volumes. Uncommon in signed state, and now handsomely presented.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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