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        THE HISTORY OF WYOMING FROM THE EARLIEST KNOWN DISCOVERIES.

      Laramie: Chaplin, Spafford & Mathison, Printers, 1890., 1899. First edition. First edition. Thick 8vo. Three quarter leather and decorated cloth, xxiv, 712 pp., frontispiece, introduction, preface, illustrated from photographs and drawings, map. Labeled Volume I on title page of three intended volumes, but only Volume I was produced. Coutant's widow sold the accumulated manuscript her husband had prepared for Volume II to Grace Hebard who used some of the material in her publications. Then the copy lay dormant until 1940, when a considerable amount of the manuscript was edited by Mrs. Inez Babb Taylor and was published as

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        INNOCENTS ABROAD. THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES OF THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN

      1899. TWAIN, Mark [pseud. of Samuel L. Clemens]. THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES OF THE AUTOGRAPH EDITION OF "THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN." Hartford: The American Publishing Co., 1899. The "Autograph Edition" is limited to 512 sets numbered and signed by Clemens, "S. L. Clemens (Mark Twan)," on the limitation page in Volume 1. Also, it is signed by Brander Matthews at the end of his introductory essay "Biographical Criticism" in Volume 1. The first two volumes (only) of the 25 volume set, 8vos. bound in publisher's three-quarter leather with marbled boards, t.e.g. Illustrated with etchings and photogravures, one of which ("The Tomb of Adam" in Volume 2) is signed by the illustrator Peter Newell. Ex-library, with the only markings in each volume being a bookplate on the front pastedown and a perforated stamp on the title leaf and in the fore margin of pages 49-50. The bindings are poor and need rebacking or to be rebound. The text pages and illustrations are clean and fresh. As is.

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        THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH

      1899. and Other Stories of the Color Line. With Illustrations by Clyde O. DeLand. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. Original salmon cloth decorated in red. First Edition of Chesnutt's second book -- his second and last collection of short stories, following THE CONJURE WOMAN earlier the same year (a year which also saw his biography of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass published). These nine "stories of the color line" describe the difficult situation for the mixed-race American -- a situation Chesnutt knew well: he was mixed-race, white enough to pass as such, but he chose not to do so (though it is worth noting that in his books, neither Chesnutt nor his publishers revealed his race).~Chesnutt would go on to write just three more books, all novels with the same theme of race relations, ending in 1905 (in which year he was one of the American writers invited, as representing his literary era, to Mark Twain's 70th birthday party). Chesnutt lived until 1932, unfortunately long enough to see his writing relegated to "old-school" and "pandering" status by the Harlem Renaissance; however, beginning in the 1960s he has been hailed for his courage and ability in breaking new ground in his writings about post-Civil War race relations.~The ornate binding design is by "BWT" (so initialed; the TBR Newsletter notes but is unable to identify this artist). This copy is just about fine (very slight sunning of the spine as one would expect with this salmon-colored cloth, but essentially no wear or soil).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Atlas of Surveys of the County of Lancaster, State of Pennsylvania. Compiled from Actual Surveys, City and County Records (missing maps 6-10 and 35-38)

      Graves & Steinbarger, Boston 1899 - Hardcover folio with maroon half-leather boards, 1899, 17 3/4 x 23", illustrated with hand-colored plat maps. Book fair with moderate edgewear to corners and spine ends, rubbing and soil, spine worn and missing some leather from hinges and ends, binding tight with cloth reinforced inner hinges, small note to top corner of front flyleaf, mild foxing to endpapers, otherwise text clean and unmarked, with hand-colored plat maps. No DJ. NOTE: Missing plates 6-10 and 35-38. THIS LARGE, HEAVY BOOK WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Hawaiian Annual

      . G. Thrum, Honolulu 1899 - The Hawaiian Annual. 1899. 25th Anniversary Issue. In near fine wrappers, sewn and glued. Fold-out map with population figures by city. Many statistical charts and short history articles. Publisher: Thos. G. Thrum, Honolulu. Contents clean with a few papers with upper corners with small fold. 199 pages plus 24 page numbered ads front and back. Wonderful early Hawaii item. Protected in Mylar sleeve. Inventory #16-022. Price: $500. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Prière sur l'Acropole

      Edition with original compositions by H. Bellery-Desfontaines engraved by Eugène Froment, one of 400 numbered copies.A very good copy. Edouard Pelletan Paris 1899 20x27cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Fox Hunting : a treatise by the Right Hon. the Earl of Kilreynard, now compiled and illustrated by …

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

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        Le jardin des supplices

      Edition of printing paper, after 150 copies of which XX luxury reserved, but not justified in the book.Binding semi glossy red shagreen contemporary. Back with nerves decorated with nets. As shagreen red room. preserved covers. Charpentier Paris 1899 In-12 (12x18,5cm) 327pp. relié

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        Malakand Field Force. An Episode of Frontier War

      London: Longmans and Co., .1899. First printing of the Silver Library Edition of Churchill's first book. Publisher' burgundy buckram blocked in gilt with 'swan' patterened endpapers.A very good copy indeed, with some acceptable age-related handling and toning and a couple of neat institutional stamps. This important printing includes for the first time the author's corrections to the many errors found in the text of the first printing the previous year. Includes a later but related newsclipping written by the author's grandson together with a handwritten leaf of bibliographical notes written by a published Churchill biographer.

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        Records of Big Game with their Distribution, Characteristics, Dimensions, Weights and Horn & Tusk Measurements of the Different Species

      London: Rowland Ward and Co., Limited, "The Jungle," 166 Piccadilly, W., 1899. Fourth edition. Illustrated. 495, (12). 1 vols. 4to. Green blue cloth, some wear, else very nice. Fourth edition. Illustrated. 495, (12). 1 vols. 4to.

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        Records of Big Game with their Distribution, Characteristics, Dimensions, Weights and Measurements of Horns, Antlers, Tusks & Skins

      Rowland Ward and Co., Limited, "The Jungle," 166 Piccadilly, W., London 1899 - Third edition. Illustrated. 504, (12). 1 vols. 4to. Signed, Third. Green printed cloth, some wear, else very nice Illustrated. 504, (12). 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Future of the American Negro.

      Boston, MA: Small, Maynard and Company,` 1899.. FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo, pp.[2]; x; 3-244; [2]. With a frontispiece portrait of the author. In publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Reading lean; spine dulled to brown. Very good overall. Born into slavery in Virginia, Washington became one of the leading political figures in the African-American community during the late nineteeth and the early twentieth centuries.

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        Otto Greiner: Ufer bei Sirmione am Gardasee (Originalzeichnung)

      1899 - Pastellkreiden und Bleistift auf Papier. 32,3 x 23,0 cm. Links unten bezeichnet: „Sirmione Nov. 99“. Verso: Blick von einer Anhöhe über den Gardasee. Provenienz: - Galleria Carlo Virgilio, Rom. BIOGRAFIE: Otto Greiner (1869 Leipzig - 1916 München) Otto Greiner verwendete die Zeichnung nahezu unverändert für den Hintergrund seines Gemäldes „Prometheus“ von 1909 (heute National Gallery of Canada, Toronto) Otto Greiner absolviert zunächst eine Ausbildung zum Lithographen in seiner Heimatstadt Leipzig, bevor er dank eines Stipendiums 1888 an die Kunstakademie nach München geht. Eine dort gezeigte Ausstellung mit Werken Max Klingers wird für ihn zum Schlüsselerlebnis und weckt in ihm den Wunsch, den bereits weit über die Grenzen Deutschlands hinaus bekannten Künstler persönlich kennenzulernen. 1891 sucht er ihn in Rom auf, freundet sich mit ihm an und genießt bald seine Unterstützung. Ihre Verbindung wird von der Kunstkritik oft als Lehrer-Schüler-Verhältnis ausgelegt, eine Deutung, gegen die sich jedoch beide Künstler verwahren. Wie vor ihm die Deutschrömer, so findet auch Greiner in Italien seine zweite Heimat. Seit 1898 lebt er dauerhaft in Rom, übernimmt Klingers ehemaliges Atelier in direkter Nachbarschaft zum Kolosseum und genießt innerhalb der deutschen Künstlerkolonie großes Ansehen. 1915 zwingt ihn indes der Eintritt Italiens in den Ersten Weltkrieg zur Rückkehr nach München, wo er 1916 an den Folgen einer Lungenentzündung stirbt. Obwohl Greiner seiner künstlerischen Veranlagung nach eher Graphiker und Zeichner ist, versucht er sich vor allem auch als Maler zu profilieren. Seine monumentalen Gemälde greifen meist mythologische Sujets auf und zeigen vornehmlich Akte in südlicher Landschaft (z.B. „Odysseus und die Sirenen“ (ehemals Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig), „Herkules bei Omphale“ (Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart) oder „Prometheus“ (National Gallery of Canada, Toronto)). Unzählige Studien in Feder, Kohle, Rötel, Gouache und Farbstift bezeugen nicht nur ungemeine Akribie bei der Vorbereitung, Aneignung und Bewältigung der Bildmotive, sondern auch stupendes handwerkliches Können und wohlüberlegten Einsatz zeichnerischer Mittel. Wie kaum ein zweiter Künstler seiner Zeit findet Greiner daran Gefallen, den menschlichen Körper in kompliziertesten Ansichten darzustellen, weshalb in seinen vortrefflichen Bildnis- und Aktzeichnungen die Essenz seines Künstlertums gesehen werden kann. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Kath. Liebfrauenkirche.

      - Aquarell v. Otto Westphal, 1899, 29,5 x 22,5 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXXV, S. 456f. - Otto Westphal (* 1878 in Leipzig) war Graphiker u. Kunstgewerbler in Dresden. Er studierte u.a. an der Höh. Fachschule für Textilindustrie in Krefeld.

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: With the Address of John Hay at the Omar Khayyam Club, London

      The Roycroft Press, East Aurora, NY 1899 - A handsome, custom-made binding to this copy of the 1899 Roycroft Press editon of The Rubaiyat. #587 OF 920 COPIES SIGNED AT THE LIMITATION BY ELBERT HUBBARD, THE BOOK'S DESIGNER AND PUBLISHER. This copy hand-bound in a 1/4 light-brown leather over illuminated, decorative boards AND SIGNED BY THE BINDER (RICHARD HEXTER) at the rear pastedown. Clean and Near Fine, with lovely illuminated flourishes thruout. Oblong 12mo, this copy also includes a felt-lined chemise (whose boards do show some soiling) and an attractive, VG+ slipcase (with just a bit of scuffing) which matches the book. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dir. Gedichte von Heinrich Vogeler, Worpswede.

      Erschienen im Verlage der "Insel" bei Schuster und Loeffler, Berlin 1899 - 4to. Mit Illustrationen u. Buchschmuck des Autors. 32 nn. Bl. (2 weiß). OHpgt. m. farbigen Überzugspapieren u. Deckelschild. 2 unbeschnittene Büttenkanten. Buntpapiervorsätze. Sarkowski 1842. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung Heinrich Vogelers, der hier ein Gesamtkunstwerk aus einer Hand erschuf mit den Gedichten, den Illustrationen, Buchschmuck und Gesamtausstattung des Bandes. - Bei Schuster und Loeffler, Berlin auf Inselbütten gedruckt. Ein Jahr später erschien eine Titelauflage mit der Angabe Insel-Verlag. - Einband besonders an den Kanten berieben u. fleckig gebräunt. Tintenschrift auf dem Vorblatt "Weihnacht 1899". Im Buchblock sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Jeanne Darc Sarah Bernhardt, Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 174

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Chaix, 1899. First edition. Print. Fine. Joan of Arc holding a banner in a hail of arrows. Image size varies on paper 11 1/4 x 15 1/2" with the blind stamp in the lower right corner.

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        Catherine de Medicis.

      Paris: printed and engraved for Goupil & Cie. by Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant & Cie.,, 1899. Folio (322 x 250 mm). Full burgundy morocco by Lucien Durvand, elaborately gilt with panels to the boards incorporating strapwork, fleur-de-lys, and a central roundel with Catherine and Henri II's conjoined ciphers within a wreath of twined olive branches and a banderolle bearing Catherine's motto "Bringing light and peace of mind" in Greek, all on a semé ground, spine panels also with the double cipher device, single fillet edge-roll, all edges gilt, gilt quatrefoil roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, original wraps and spine bound in, tricolour silk page-marker intact. Photogravure portrait frontispiece in colours with decorative gilt "frame" to the tissue-guard, and 40 other photogravures printed en grisaille, sepia and sanguine, some colour, all with tissue-guards lettered in red, 8 photogravure head- and tail-pieces, facsimile letter printed on a tissue-guard in red, title page printed in red and black. Light shelf-wear, a very slight crack at the head of the front joint, foxing front and back as usual, a few plates browned, but overall a very good copy. First edition, one of 1000 copies on hand-made paper by Blanchet Frères et Kléber, this number 80. One of Goupil's lavishly Romantic turn-of-the-century illustrated historical biographies, here in a really handsomely appropriate binding.

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        Stories and Tales by Bret Harte University Ed Leather

      Sully and Kleinteich. LEATHER_BOUND. 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. . Very Good. 1899.

      [Bookseller: Mark Lavendier, Bookseller]
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        Vie a Montmartre

      1899. First Edition . MONTORGUEIL, Georges. La Vie à Montmartre. Illustrations de Pierre Vidal. Paris: G. Boudet, (1899). Quarto, early 20th-century full brown crushed morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated cover borders and spine, embroidered doublures, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. $2500.Limited edition of this engaging account of Paris Bohemian life, number 499 of only 750 copies, with chromolithographic frontispiece, 15 color section titles, and 132 in-text black-and-white lithographic vignettes-all by Pierre Vidal. Beautifully bound by H. Philippe.“In 1896 and again in 1897, Montmartre BohemiansÂ… organized the Fête de la Vache Enragée, a festival which parodied the traditional Fête du Boeuf Gras associated with Mardi Gras festivities. Instead of celebrating the fatted calf, a symbol of plenty, the Fête de la Vacche Enragée was dedicated to the poorÂ… For the festivities, [participants] organized a dancing parade through Montmartre, which they dubbed ‘La Vachalcade” (Venita Datta). Journalist Georges Montorgueil devotes a large portion of La Vie à Montmartre to the poor, the Fête, the dance, and “la veilleuse de nuit.” Vidal captures MontmartreÂ’s architecture, daily life, religion, politics, the art world, music, dancing, cabarets, and nightlife. Text in French. Original illustrated paper wrappers, featuring La Vachalcade, bound in. Fine condition, beautifully bound.

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        The Queen’s Twin and Other Stories

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1899. First Edition. Ex-library; with the usual markings; bookplate; good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “With Christmas wishes from Sarah O. Jewett.” Signed by Louise Imogen Guiney with her initials.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        The Free Harbor Contest at Los Angeles, An Account of the Long Fight Waged by the People of Southern California to Secure a Harbor Located at a Point Open to Competition

      Los Angeles: Kingsley-Barnes & Neuner, 1899. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 211, [1], illustrated with photographic views and portraits, 5 maps (one double-page). Decorated green cloth with some soiling and insect damage, a few pages with short tears to the upper margin, but overall very good. Cowan p. 684. Willard (1866-1914) was a Los Angeles booster who began his career as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, became secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in 1891, and started the magazine The Land of Sunshine in 1894. Here he provides a detailed account of the legal battles over the location of the Port of Los Angeles, which set city officials against the financial might of Collis Huntington and the Southern Pacific Railroad. "Huntington built a long wharf in Santa Monica to compete with the existing facilities at San Pedro. He then from 1890 attempted to obtain federal funds to improve the Santa Monica port, and impose a monopoly, at the expense of the San Pedro port. Los Angeles took Huntington to court over the issue. The Chamber won and made Los Angeles a "free" harbor, independent of the influence of the Southern Pacific Railroad" (Wiki). Dawson 80:. #77: ''The Free Harbor Contest is an important book on two levels; first, it outlines the history of the harbor critical to the financial development of Los Angeles and the Southern California region, and second, it documents a classic struggle between the interests of the people of Southern California versus the monopolistic power of a large corporation.''.

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        Maps and Descriptions of Routes of Exploration in Alaska in 1898, with General Information Concerning the Territory (Ten Maps in Accompanying Envelope)

      Washington. D.C.: Printed in the Engraving and Printing Division of the U.S. Geological Survey. 1899. First. First edition. Octavo. 138pp. Ten folding maps. Disbound or removed from a nonce volume. Offsetting on the edges of the titlepage else near fine, maps about fine. Senate Document No. 172 of the 3rd Session of the 55th Congress. All ten maps are present, the maps bound in, with no accompanying envelope. .

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        Edward Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam with Their Original Persian Sources, Collated from His Own Mss., and Literally Translated

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1899. Hardcover. Very good condition. Signed and inscribed on the half title and dated July 1901, by Heron-Allen to Mary Beatrice [Blennerhorst]. Heron-Allen (1861 -1943) was a British polymath, writer and Persian scholar, whose interest in the quatrains was kindled by a chance encounter which grew into a friendship with Bernard Quaritch, bookseller and publisher of Edward FitzGerald. In this volume Heron Allen gives Edward FitzGerald's quatrains at the left, with his English translation and the Persian sources on the facing page. Decorations by Ella Hallward. Small 4to, frontispiece, xvi, 163pp, top edge gilt with uncut foredge. In publisher's green gilt decorated cloth with titles in English and Persian on the spine and front board, the front board decorated with elaborate gilt frames. A magnificent binding, spine ends very gently rubbed. Potter 564 (p170).

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        Impressions of America [Signed]

      C. Arthur Pearson, London 1899 - 1/150. Quarto. XXIV, 241, [1]pp. Untrimmed. Original white and red cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gold. Top edge gilt. Limitation page numbered (#129) and signed by T. C. Porter. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Decorative head-, tailpieces, and initials. Fascinating account of a British scientist's journey from New York to Colorado Springs via Niagara, Yellowstone Park, San Francisco, Yosemite and Utah. This work is profusely illustrated with 42 tissue-guarded stereoscopic views, and includes a stunning wooden stereoscope along with its instruction sheet in pocket on inside of back cover. Spine slightly cocked. Moderate shelf wear. Some offsetting and foxing on endpapers. Decorative red silk tie detached but present. Title page age-toned. Tissue guards slightly foxed. Very minor age-toning along edges of plates (not affecting images.) Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Edwin J. Brett's Jack Harkaway and His Son's Adventures in Greece. Complete in Two Volumes. WITH: [ . Adventures in Australia. Complete.]

      "Boys of England" Office, London 1899 - Harkaway Series Nos. 12 & 13. 2 color plates. [2], 329, [1, ad]; [2], 221, [1, ads]. Illustrated with wood engravings. Text in double columns. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Both books were originally issued in parts (21 & 12 pts, respectively), "but here reissued as one of the sixpenny volumes in the Harkaway series of complete novels." (James & Smith). Ono 172; James & Smith 268 & 266 Bound on contemporary quarter red morocco and cloth. Both lower portion of binding and lower corner of text block slightly affected by waterstaining 2 color plates. [2], 329, [1, ad]; [2], 221, [1, ads]. Illustrated with wood engravings. Text in double columns. 1 vols. Thick 8vo

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        Edwin J. Brett's Jack Harkaway and His Son's Adventures in Greece. Complete in Two Volumes. WITH: [ ... Adventures in Australia. Complete.]

      London: "Boys of England" Office, 1899. Harkaway Series Nos. 12 & 13. 2 color plates. [2], 329, [1, ad]; [2], 221, [1, ads]. Illustrated with wood engravings. Text in double columns. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Bound on contemporary quarter red morocco and cloth. Both lower portion of binding and lower corner of text block slightly affected by waterstaining. Harkaway Series Nos. 12 & 13. 2 color plates. [2], 329, [1, ad]; [2], 221, [1, ads]. Illustrated with wood engravings. Text in double columns. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Both books were originally issued in parts (21 & 12 pts, respectively), "but here reissued as one of the sixpenny volumes in the Harkaway series of complete novels." (James & Smith). Ono 172; James & Smith 268 & 266

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        Signed Photograph of Mexican Composer and Conductor CARLOS CHAVEZ, Inscribed to the President of Columbia Records and Recording Industry Innovator GODDARD LIEBERSON

      - CHAVEZ, CARLOS. (1899-1978). Mexican composer, conductor and exponent of indigenous Mexican music. SP. ("Carlos"). 1p. 4to. N.p., N.d. To GODDARD [LIEBERSON (1911-1977)], president of Columbia Records and recording industry innovator, best remembered for introducing the LP, or long-playing microgroove record, to the public. A dramatic black-and-white, silver print head shot of Chavez, inscribed in the lower right portion of the image, "in old friendship affectionately." Although he was of Creole ancestry, Chavez was strongly influenced by Aztec culture and, after the Mexican Revolution, became a vocal promoter of nationalistic music. He variously headed Mexico's National Conservatory of Music, the National Institute of Fine Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra, which he founded. He collected folk music while at the conservatory and, later, published Toward a New Music, a volume that discussed electronic music. As the de facto voice of Mexico, he made numerous guest appearances including as conductor of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and at a concert series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is possible that it was during these appearances in New York in the late 1930s and early 1940s that he met Lieberson, the photograph's recipient. A bold image, neatly signed. Some minor surface wear and mounting traces along the top edge. In very good condition. Uncommon. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be requested. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        Mademoiselle de Maupin

      London: "The Walpole Press", 1899. Grand Edition De Luxe Of the Classic on Sexuality and Gender IdentityWith Nineteen Etchings[WALPOLE PRESS, The]. GAUTIER, Théophile. Mademoiselle de Maupin. Nineteen Etchings. London: "The Walpole Press," 1899.Grand Edition De Luxe. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies (of which this is copy No. 33) on Japanese vellum. Two octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 218 x 138 mm.). Nineteen etchings. This edition of Mademoiselle de Maupin has been completely translated by I.G. Burnham. The etchings are by Francois-Xavier Le Sueur and drawing by Édouard Toudouze.Contemporary blue cloth. Covers ruled in gilt, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine copy.Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835-1836), a novel by Théophile Gautier, "whose 'Préface' is better known than the novel itself as a manifesto of l'art pour l'art. The novel was, however, much admired by Baudelaire and Balzac, and by fin-de-siècle writers and artists, both in France and elsewhere, as a pure expression of dilettantish and dandyish aestheticism and eroticism. "It is destined to attract new readers because of its surprising and complex play with narrative procedures and with gender roles and identities. Gautier's refusal to let anything be what it appears was obviously part of his enfant-terrible strategy to confuse and scandalize the flat-footed, moralizing bourgeois and humanitarian readers he stigmatized so wittily in his 'Préface'. In alternating epistolary and third-person forms, the novel shows the hero d'Albert as in turn melancholic and idealistic, cynical and libertine (but always narcissistic), and above all desperate to break out of solipsism and monotony and find true beauty embodied in corporeal form. "Based on the strange adventures of the 17th-c. bisexual Madeleine de Maupin, who dressed and behaved like a swashbuckling swordsman and horseman, Gautier's novel, in conscious imitation of As You Like It, plays on the erotic attractions and misunderstandings of a young foursome" (The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French).

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        Die Denkmalpflege.

      Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn 1899 - 1922, Berlin - 4° 24 Bände (komplett), ca. 130 S. pro Band, vorhanden sind die Jahrgänge 1 - 24 (1899 - 1922) - vollständig! 20 Bände in Halbleder mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, 4 Bände in Leinen Vorsätze und Titelblätter gestempelt, Bände allesamt leicht berieben und bestoßen, guter Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes on the Supply of an Army During Active Operations, By O. Espanet (with) The Art Of Supplying Armies in the Field as Exemplified During the Civil War. Prize Essay. By Captain Henry G. Sharpe

      Kansas City Missouri: Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Company, 1899. 239 pages + 6 pages publisher's announcements at back; detailed folding maps in text; title page notes that Espanet was Sous-Intendant Militaire De 2e Classe, article translated by Captain H. F. Kendall, 8th Cavalry and Lieut.-Col. Henry G. Sharpe. A.C.G.S. United States Army; Sharpe went on to become Major General and was 24th Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army; title page notes that Sharpe's piece was from the Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, January, 1896; previous owner name of Captain C.W. King Constructing Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Ala.; original purple cloth binding, gilt cover & spine titles; some edge, tips wear and soiling to binding, spine ends worn; contents in very good condition; good historical material for the Civil War and especially concerning this very specific aspect of military supply.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        ROSTOCKER ADRESS-BUCH FÜR 1899. 32. Jahrgang.

      Rostock (Boldt) 1899 - Gr. 8°. V, 331, 24 S. mit eine Plan des Stadt-Theaters. HLn der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken. Rücken einseitig abgeplatzt, Schnittb gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. Absolut seltenes Adressbuch mit einem Plan des Rostocker Stadttheaters. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Outdoor Pictures

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co, 1899. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1899. Large oblong folio with cloth spine in grayish white and pictorial paper-covered boards featuring a woman golfer and her caddy. with 24 plates and one b/w vignette, and many of the plates in color. Very good minus with some soil to the cloth spine, minor wear and loss to edges and corners, contents very good with occasional finger soil. Plates are of outdoor sporting scenes - golf, tennis, toboganning, skating, equestrian sports, country club life, football, etc. RARE, with no copies currently online, only one for sale at auction in the last 40 years and hardly any copies in institutional holdings. A lavish production of the good life at the Fin de Siecle.

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        Hamlet

      London: George Bell & Sons,, 1899. With an introduction & notes by John Dennis & illustrations by Byam Shaw. Octavo (142 x 95 mm). Original brown sheep by Chiswick Art Workers's Guild, titles to spine gilt in compartments, semé of dots gilt, title and floral decoration in relief, single rule frame gilt to rear cover, edges green with gilt pattern, marbled endpapers. Illustrated title page in red and black, with decorative headers and 6 full page illustrations. Gift inscription to front free binder's blank, further note to colophon. Light rubbing to tips, small mark to foot of rear panel, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. The Chiswick Press edition, with the binding designed by renowned mural painter Gerald Moira. With a laid in note on the binding, referencing the The Art Journal, 1898. A handsomely bound and uncommon edition, with only 10 copies listed on OCLC.

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        Original preliminary drawing of two pheasants amongst ferns.

      1899. Ink over pencil on paper. Sheet size: 19.0 x 11.1 cm. Excellent condition. An original ink drawing by Rackham. A slightly different version of the printed illustrations for Wild Life in Hampshire Highlands by G. A. B. Dewar and Fly Fishing by Edward Grey, both first published by J. M. Dent & Co. in 1899 on pages 60 and xvi respectively under the Haddon Hall Library imprint.

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