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        Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches.

      London: David Nutt, 1899 - Octavo. Original sage green cloth, title gilt to spine and in white to the upper board, top edge gilt, others uncut. A little shelf-wear, two bookplates, one superimposed on the other, to the front pastedown, small ink ownership stamp to the front free endpaper and rear pastedown, toning of the text-block shading to light marginal browning, but otherwise very good. Pictorial title page. First edition. The work of a Philadelphia-born journalist and folklorist, Aradia, a study of the persistence of "la vecchia religione" in Italy, it was claimed by its author to have been based on a manuscript account obtained from "Maddalena", a Florentine fortune-teller and witch. Although the subject of continuing controversy, the text undeniably exercised a persuasive influence over Gerald Gardner in the development of his ideas of witchcraft, and is widely considered to be the foundation text of modern wicca and stregheria. This original edition is extremely uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Monatshefte für freie und angewandte Kunst. Jahrgänge 1899 bis 1928 in 30 Bänden

      Bruckmann, München, 1899-1928. Zusammen ca. 14.000 S. mit jeweils zahlreichen Tafeln u. Textabb., einheitliche Halbledereinbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Lederecken, quart, (teils etwas fleckig / gering berieben) - Enthalten: Freie Kunst: Band 1, 3, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 41, 43, 45, 47 und 57 / Angewandte Kunst: Band 2, 4, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 42, 44, 46, 48 und 58 / Die Zeitschrift ist ein umfangreiches Quellwerkl der Jugendstil und Art Deco Ära / sehr ergiebig / Wegen des hohen Gewichts und aus versicherungstechnischen Gründen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschlands 17,70 . -

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        A Queen Of Atlantis

      Hutchinson & co, 1899. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1899. 391 pages. No dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Some internal hinge cracking and a loose bind. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Sunning to spine and edges.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Berliner Architekturwelt. Fast komplette Reihe mit den Jahrgängen 1 - 18 (1899 - 1916). Ohne Jahrgang 8 (1906). Zeitschrift für Baukunst, Malerei, Plastik und Kunstgewerbe der Gegenwart.

      Berlin, Ernst Wasmuth, - 1916. 1899 - 29,5 x 21,5 cm. Verschiedene Einbände (Originalleinen, Halbleder, Halbleinen), etwas bestoßen, teilweise geplatzte Außengelenke. 7 Bände mit Signatur am unteren Rücken bzw. Schabstellen von entfernter Signatur. 1 Band mit kleinem Vorbesitzerstempel auf Vorsatz, Titelei und Tafelrückseiten (Bibliothek des königlichen Finanzministeriums). 3 Bände mit Stempel (Uni Darmstadt) nur auf dem Titelblatt. Vereinzelt Vorbesitzersignaturen / Widmungen auf dem Vorsatz. Je Band ca. 460 Seiten, reich und zum Teil farbig bebildert. Der Innenbereich ist insgesamt sauber. Band 1910 in sehr mäßigem, alle anderen in mäßig bis gutem Zustand. Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschlands 15 Euro (2 Packstücke), EU 30 Euro, alle anderen Länder bitte anfragen! Archi [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yorkshire Ramblers' Club - a set of 23 issues including 9 duplicates

      Leeds : Yorkshire Ramblers' Club., 1899. 1st edition. Offer includes No.s 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22, & 27 (1954). The duplicates are 1, 8 (2 copies), 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, & 22. Good to very good copies all in the original stiff-card wrappers, edges somewhat rubbed and dust-dulled. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Confession; Or, The Blind Heart A Domestic Story

      Chicago, IL Donohue, Henneberry & Co, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Good. FAST SHIPPING Great service. Removed from college library, usual library markings.

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        When the Sleeper Wakes A Story of the Years to Come

      Harper and Brothers, London, 1899,. First Edition. 8vo., pps. (viii) +329. Elegantly hand-bound in full black oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt titles to upper cover, burgundy moire endpapers, publisher's original cloth bound in at rear. Internally clean; a fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls into a sleep from which he cannot be awoken. During his 200 years of slumber he becomes the Sleeper, the most powerful person in the world. The common people, increasingly oppressed, view the Sleeper as a liberator whose awakening will free them from misery.

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

      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. 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.

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        The Theory of the Leisure Class.

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1899. An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions. Octavo. Original dark-green vertical grain cloth, spine lettered gilt and gilt bands at head and foot, covers with four blind rules at head and three blind rules at foot, top edge gilt, others uncut. Housed in a grey cloth solander box. Spine slightly darkened, minor wear to spine ends, a couple of small stains to cloth. An excellent copy. First edition, review copy sent to the American journalist and suffragist Florence Finch Kelly (1858?1939), with her ownership signature to the front free endpaper and her pencil marginalia throughout, particularly extensive to the final few leaves. Kelly was on the staff of various American newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. At the time of the publication of the present work, Kelly wrote articles, columns, and book reviews for the Los Angeles Times. Norwegian-American professor Thorstein Veblen's first and most successful work was written as a serious economic analysis of contemporary America, but after William Dean Howells gave the book a rave review as a social satire, it became a best-seller. "Into it he poured all the acidulous ideas and fantastic terminology that had been simmering in his mind for years. It was a savage attack upon the business class and their pecuniary values, half concealed behind an elaborate screenwork of irony, mystification and polysyllabic learning" (DAB). "The treatise is essentially an analysis of the latent functions of 'conspicuous consumption' and 'conspicuous waste' as symbols of upper-class status and as competitive methods of enhancing individual prestige. Veblen's term 'conspicuous consumption' has become part of everyday language" (IESS) and in modern economy Veblen goods are those whose demand increases in proportion to their price, in contradiction with the law of demand.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1899 - 1899 Wisden Hardback

      1899. Hi and Welcome to our Store. We are selling our HBs off in chunks, happy to split the sets or to send more details and pictures, please just ask us or the admin team here. This lot is a 1899 Hardback Wisden , a rare Wisden. In Good to Very Good Condition. The baords have a touch of wear but great gilts, the hinges have some weakness mainly to the rear (front may have had a touch up) but they hold their own, excellent internally with nice clean pages.

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        Letter signed ("P. Lavrov"). [Paris], 11. IV. 1899.

      1899. Large 4to. 2¼ pp. on double leaf. Addenda. Extensive letter to a comrade on relations between Russia and Finland and the role of the socialists there. - Of the utmost rarity.

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        Life & Achievements of Admiral Dewey from Montpelier to Manila - 1899

      Our Posessions Pub., c.1899, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Wear around edges and corners. Tanning on pages. Some pages becoming loose. All intact. Clean text.

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        TRIPLETS: BABY'S OPERA, BABY'S BOUQUET AND THE BABY'S OWN AESOP

      CRANE, WALTER. (CRANE,WALTER)illus. TRIPLETS. COMPRISING: BABY'S OPERA, BABY'S BOUQUET AND THE BABY'S OWN AESOP. London: Routledge 1899. Square 4to, (12 1/2" wide x 12" high) original buckram, spine label, covers soiled, interior tight and Fine. NUMBER 17 OF ONLY 20 COPIES PRINTED ON JAPAN VELLUM, printed by Edmund Evans. Containing the three books by Crane printed in full color on vellum with wide margins. Crane wrote a new preface for this edition which also has new illustrations on the title and preface pages. Because the paper quality is so fine, the color reproductions are particularly beautiful. The book was most likely issued in this plain binding so that the owner would have his or her own custom (probably leather) binding done. Rare.

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        Entr'actes de Pierres

      Floury 1899 - Un volume in-4 (28 cm x 21 cm), 37 pp. Eaux-fortes d'Eugène Béjot. Une eau-forte en couleurs en couverture, 10 eaux-fortes tirées sur chine et contrecollées, dont 65 hors-texte, et 15 ornements végétaux tirés sur bois en vignettes, en têtes, culs-de-lampe et in-texte. Un des trois cents exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches signé par l'auteur et l'illustrateur. Reliure toilée rose claire (trace d'insolation), titre doré. couvertures conservées. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site et notre blog Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Francis Parkman's Works - The Frontenac Edition, 16 Volumes Complete

      George W. Morang & Co., Toronto 1899 - A Fine Association set. "The Frontenac Edition"; complete in 16 Volumes, including The Oregon Trail. Half-bound in leather, marbled endpapers, uncut pages, with the book plate of a descendant of Prime Minister Tupper on each volume, and the signed gift inscription in pencil of a second descendant on the first blank. A beautiful, Near Fine set. The book plate - which has been affixed in some volumes upside-down on the rear e.p - is that of Reginald Hibbert Tupper (1893-1972). He was the son of Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper (1855-1927), who in turn was the second son of Charles Tupper (1821-1915), one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation and the sixth Prime Minister of the Country. The subjects include: Pioneers of France and the New World; The Jesuits in North America; LaSalle and the Discovery of the Great West; The Old Regime in Canada; Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half-Century of Conflict; Montcalm and Wolfe; The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada'; and The Oregon Trail. Whale (#1144 in Hudson's Bay to Haro Strait) describes these works as "Parkman's wonderful histories". Larned devotes a full column to the set in 'The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide' (#3672), noting, in part: "The New Library Edition is the latest and best." "No man ever came to his calling more perfectly equipped. He knew the Indian at first hand, he had made a personal study of his ground, his literary acquaintance included the best men on his subject, his means were sufficient to enable him to pay for research and command rarities in print and manuscript, his judgement was rarely at fault, difficult as were many of the cases he passed upon in the course of his studies." And again: "No one who has not prosecuted some original research on the same line can have an idea of the extreme care with which he worked, or of the almost petty detail which he was at pains to master, not to use necessarily, but simply to inform himself thoroughly of the circumstance or the man." Mary Ellen Snodgrass devotes seven pages to Parkman's histories in her 'Encyclopedia of Frontier Literature' (Oxford University Press, 1997). These volumes were, of course, originally published separately, sometimes being serialized, and had already made their mark in the literature of the history of North America. Indeed, 'The Oregon Trail' has become a standard work of reference for those studying the westward movement of settlers and gold-seekers. This is a very handsome set, with most volumes NF in tight binding, with uncut pages attesting to its minimal use, and desirable even without the connection to the 6th Prime Minister of Canada. Becoming increasingly uncommon as a complete set in such condition. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dream Days

      New York and London: John Lane: the Bodley Head. 1899. First. First American edition. Small octavo. Blue cloth gilt. Rubbing at the spine ends, corners a bit bumped, else near fine. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's copy with her penciled ownership signature ("Gilman") on the front fly. A collection of children's stories and reminiscences of childhood. Charlotte Perkins Gilman divorced Walter Stetson and married her cousin, Houghton Gilman in 1900. Presumably she received this book and added her name soon thereafter. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Secret Memoirs, written by himself, now for the first time completely translated into English. Roquelaure, Gaston-Jean-Baptiste, Duc de (1617-1683).

      George T Juckes 1899 - Very scarce book. Limited edition, no 3 of 5 only. Privately printed, Plate of George T Juckes, Book Merchant & Exporter, 325 St. Martins Lane, London and Brighton. 4 volumes: I xii, 383 pp, II xii, 376 pp, III xii, 373 pp, IV xii, 369 pp. Fine Bayntun binding. Unopened pages, AEG. Each volume has clean light marbled endpapers, blue cloth boards with quarter calf in blue, ornate devices to spine with copious gilt in excellent order and gilt title on morocco, in five bands. Minor wear to boards, slight marking to calf. Roquelaure was a courtier at Versailles, the court of Louis XIV, during the times of the Cardinals, Richelieu then Mazarin. There, as the unacknowledged translator writes, 'We see, as through a kaleidoscope, all the fascinating details of Court life during the most brilliant and withal careless period of French monarchy: in the midst of the gaiety the Duke was one of the shining lights." The Duke does not hold back. He names names - a daring move at a time when writers conventionally would only hint at a subject's identity through their initials. SHIPPING: this is a valuable set and insurance is required in addition to our standard charges - please contact us for a quote. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Season Sowing

      San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1899. Edition de luxe, no. 24 of 52 hand-illuminated copies, numbered and signed by the author. Decorated by Louise Keeler. Printed at the Shop of Stanley Taylor Co. Bound in full Italian contemporary vellum, hand-painted in floral design, with small circlular portrait of Shakespeare and a rectangular image of 10 female dancers above, onlaid gilt border, signed E. Laffi. Some light scuffing to cover and chipping to onlaid border. Edition de luxe, no. 24 of 52 hand-illuminated copies, numbered and signed by the author. Decorated by Louise Keeler. Printed at the Shop of Stanley Taylor Co.

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        Signed official manuscript from the Viceroy of India, Lord Elgin, to the Begum of Bhopal, 1899

      Govt of India, Simla 1899 - A personal letter written in a fine secretarial hand on two sides of a watermarked bifolium embossed with the Viceregal royal arms in gold, addressed to Her Highness Nawab Shah Jahan Begam, G.C.S.I., C.I., of Bhopal, dated Simla, the 13th October 1899 and signed Elgin. The Begum had written to the Viceroy hoping for a meeting before he left India. His polite reply is to express his welcoming the chance of personally saying farewell and he offers a small window of opportunity for this: "My train is timed to arrive at Cawnpore at 4p.m. on the 9th November, and will stop there about half an hour. Should the time and place be convenient to Your Highness, the necessary arrangements there will be made." The letter is stitched at the gutter margin into a simple folder together with three Persian letters, one of which is almost certainly a translation of the Viceroy's letter. Cawnpore is over 300 miles from Bhopal. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The book of the dead. Facsimiles of the Papyri of Hunefer. Anhai, Kerasher and Netchemet with supplementary text from the papyrus of Nu.

      British Museum, and Longmans, Bernard Quaritch, Kegan Paul [et al.], London 1899 - Rare. British Museum, and Longmans, Bernard Quaritch, Kegan Paul [et al.], London, 1899. First edition. Elephant folio, xi & 64 pages, 99 plates. Contemporary half brown shagreen with dark green shagreen corners, boards of brown buckram encircled with a gilt fillet, gilt titled flat spine (scratches, especially on the stained lower board, turn ins rubbed, small lacks, corners strongly dulled) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poems Of William Shakespeare, According To The Text Of The Original Copies, Including The Lyrics, Songs, And Snatches Found In His Dramas

      London: Edward Arnold, 1899. leather_bound. Orig. full vellum, yapp edges with all cloth ties intact. Very good. 253 pages. 23 x 17.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 174 of 450, and printed at the Essex House Press under the care of Edward Ashbee, uncut and unopened. Initial floriated letters, text printed in red and black, bookplate, modest front cover spotting. An early effort by Ashbee whose Essex House Press began operation in 1898. ESSEX 9.

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        Tales from Shakespeare.

      London: S. T. Freemantle,, 1899. Introductory preface by Andrew Lang. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe full vellum, titles and illustration gilt to spine and front, top edge gilt. Illustrated frontispice, title page, and plates by Robert Anning Bell. A few minor spots to vellum, front board only very slightly bowed, spotting to edges and some light spotting within, but a sound and attractive copy in very good condition. First Bell-illustrated edition, rare deluxe issue, of the Lambs' Tales of Shakespeare. Charles & Mary Lamb's Tales of Shakespeare done for children was first published in 1807. This is the first edition with the illustrations of prominent Arts & Crafts figure Robert Anning Bell (1863-1933), and is quite scarce in itself; the deluxe issue in gilt-decorated full vellum, however, is rare. We can only trace one copy as ever having appeared at auction.

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        The Life & Works of The Sisters Bronte.

      THE HAWORTH EDITION. 7 volumes, 8" x 5-5/8", illustrated. Bound in 1/2 contemporary red calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut.

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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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        Armée et Marine. Années 1899 à 1905.

      Sept volumes reliés.

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        East Coast Scenery

      London: Jarrold & Sons, 1899. With Seven Black & White Illustrations by Arthur Rackham [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. TATE, William J. East Coast Scenery. Rambles through Towns and Villages; Nutting, Blackberrying, and Mushrooming; Sea Fishing, Wild-Fowl Shooting, Etc. By William J. Tate. London: Jarrold & Sons, 1899. First edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 210 x 140 mm.). 261, [1, imprint], [12, advertisements, dated 1899] pp. Title-page printed in red and black. With a frontispiece and ninety-six black and white illustrations of which seven are signed "A Rackham" or "AR". As per Riall "there may be others without his mark." Publisher's eggshell-green pictorial boards printed in black. Spine a little chipped at extremities, corners and board edges a little rubbed, otherwise an excellent copy of this exceptionally rare Rackham title - the first example that we have seen in over fifty years. One of Jarrolds' Holiday Series The seven identified Rackham illustrations are: The Entrance, Trinity College - signed with initials (p.19) Chelmondiston on the Orwell - signed A. Rackham (p.56) Off Harwich - signed A. Rackham (p.59) Off Harwich at Night - signed A. Rackham (p.60) Walberswick - signed A. Rackham (p.113) Watching the Sea-fishers in the Harbour - signed with initials (p.215) [Holkham Park] - signed A. Rackham (p.256) Gettings, p.174; Hamilton, p.187; Hudson, p.175; Riall, p.27; Not in Latimore & Haskell.

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        Henry Irving. Ellen Terry. Etc. A Book Of Portraits

      Herbert S. Stone & Co, Chicago 1899 - 31.5 x 23.5 cm. Title page and 19 tipped-in plates of English stage actors: Irving and Terry in a number of their well-known roles including those from Dickens's works. Title page and a few plates, color tinted lithographs, the balance black and white lithographs. Small bookseller label, John Howell, San Francisco. Covers dusty, small front cover spot. Orig. publisher's decorated cream cloth stamped in red, green and black. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Box of Books for the Bairns

      London: "Books for the Bairns," Mowbray House, Norfolk Street, 1899. Various editions, from the first to the fifth, all identified on spines. Illustrated. 49 vols. 8vo. Original purple printed and illustrated wrappers. All in original printed cardboard box, original metal strapping, with top with letter printed from the Queen on inside lid. Various editions, from the first to the fifth, all identified on spines. Illustrated. 49 vols. 8vo. In Original Box.

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C. 3.3. [Oscar Wilde].

      Later Edition of the First Edition [7th printing of June 1899]. 8. 31 pages. Original Hardcover (Quarter vellum with mustard boards). Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Interior also in marvellous condition. Exlbiris / Bookplate of film critic Leonie Graetz (Exlibris was made by the artist Hermann Westphal) to the front pastedown. Very Rare in this condition ! The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile either in Berneval-le-Grand or in Dieppe, France, after his release from Reading Gaol (pronounced "redding jail") on 19 May 1897. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading, after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison. During his imprisonment, on Tuesday, 7 July 1896, a hanging took place. Charles Thomas Wooldridge had been a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards. He was convicted of cutting the throat of his wife, Laura Ellen, earlier that year at Clewer, near Windsor. He was aged only 30 when executed. Wilde spent mid-1897 with Robert Ross in Berneval-le-Grand, where he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol. The poem narrates the execution of Wooldridge it moves from an objective story-telling to symbolic identification with the prisoners as a whole. No attempt is made to assess the justice of the laws which convicted them, but rather the poem highlights the brutalisation of the punishment that all convicts share. Wilde juxtaposes the executed man and himself with the line "Yet each man kills the thing he loves". Wilde too was separated from his wife and sons. He adopted the proletarian ballad form, and suggested it be published in Reynold's Magazine, "because it circulates widely among the criminal classes to which I now belong for once I will be read by my peers a new experience for me". The finished poem was published by Leonard Smithers on February 13, 1898 under the name C.3.3., which stood for cell block C, landing 3, cell 3. This ensured that Wilde's name by then notorious did not appear on the poem's front cover. It was not commonly known, until the 7th printing in June 1899, that C.3.3. was actually Wilde. The first edition, of 800 copies, sold out within a week, and Smithers announced that a second edition would be ready within another week that was printed on February 24th, in 1000 copies, which also sold well. A third edition, of 99 numbered copies "signed by the author" was printed on March 4th, on the same day a fourth edition of 1200 ordinary copies was printed. A fifth edition of a 1000 copies was printed on March 17th, and a sixth edition was printed in 1000 copies on May 21st, 1898. So far the book's title page had identified the author only as C.3.3., although many reviewers, and of course those who bought the numbered and autographed third edition copies, knew that Wilde was the author, but the seventh edition, printed on June 23, 1899 actually revealed the author's identity, putting the name Oscar Wilde, in square brackets, below the C.3.3.. It brought him a small income in his remaining lifetime. The poem consists of 109 stanzas of 6 lines, of 8-6-8-6-8-6 syllables, and rhyming a-b-c-b-d-b. Some stanzas incorporate rhymes within some of all of the 8-syllable lines. The whole poem is grouped into 6 untitled sections of 16, 13, 37, 23, 17 & 3 stanzas. A version with only 63 of the stanzas, divided into 4 sections of 15, 7, 22 & 19 stanzas, and allegedly based on the original draft, was included in the posthumous editions of Wilde's poetry edited by Robert Ross, "for the benefit of reciters and their audiences who have found the entire poem too long for declamation". (Wikipedia)

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

      Harper and Brothers, London, 1899,. First Edition. 8vo., pps. (viii) +329. Elegantly hand-bound in full black oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt titles to upper cover, burgundy moire endpapers, publisher's original cloth bound in at rear. Internally clean; a fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls into a sleep from which he cannot be awoken. During his 200 years of slumber he becomes the Sleeper, the most powerful person in the world. The common people, increasingly oppressed, view the Sleeper as a liberator whose awakening will free them from misery.

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        Dream Days

      New York and London: John Lane: the Bodley Head. 1899. First. First American edition. Small octavo. Blue cloth gilt. Rubbing at the spine ends, corners a bit bumped, else near fine. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's copy with her penciled ownership signature ("Gilman") on the front fly. A collection of children's stories and reminiscences of childhood. Charlotte Perkins Gilman divorced Walter Stetson and married her cousin, Houghton Gilman in 1900. Presumably she received this book and added her name soon thereafter. .

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        Blätter der Heilung - I. u. II. Jahrgang 1899-1902

      Band I umfasst den ersten Jahrgang der Ausgaben "Blätter der Heilung" vom 15. Dezember 1899 bis 15. November 1900 Band II umfasst den zweiten Jahrgang der Ausgaben "Blätter der Heilung" vom 15. Dezember 1900 bis 15. Februar 1902 Diese beiden Bände sind extrem rare kirchengeschichtliche Dokumente in einmaligen Umfang und sehr guter Erhaltung. Höchst seltene deutschsprachige Ausgaben! Die Bücher enthalten nebst Predigten von Rev. John Alexander Dowie's hunderte Berichte von unheilbar und todkranken Menschen welche angeblich durch die Gebete und Handauflegung geheilt worden sind. Besonders herausragend ist nebst vielen anderen Abbildungen und Zeichnungen in diesen Bänden, jene die einen Tumor in einem Glas zeigt, welchen Dowie als eine Handlung des Glaubens, einer Frau aus dem Leibe gerissen hat.

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        Schriftsteller und Kulturhistoriker (1878-1938): Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Sehr früher Brief, wohl an den Herausgeber einer neu gegründeten Zeitschrift, kurz nach dem Einzug in seine Wiener Wohnung: "Lieber Herr Doktor, // Meine Adresse ist von. nun. an // Wien. XVIII, Gentzgasse 7 // Ich erwarte die Korrektur meines Essays, von dem ich mit festem Gottvertrauen hoffe, daß er in der ersten Nummer erscheinen wird. Die Bölschesache [es geht wohl um den populärwissenschaftlichen Schriftsteller Wilhelm Bölsche] nehme ich noch heute in Angriff. In München war die Sache nicht zu machen aber Sie bekommen sie noch rechtzeitig. // Im übrigen wünsche ich Ihrem jungen Unternehmen alles Glück, hoffend, daß es ein helles Banner der Kulturideale werden wird, um das sich gewiß alle fortschrittlichen Elemente scharen werden, umsomehr als ja Ihre Honorarsätze recht akzeptabel sind. In diesem Sinne // Ihr Egon Friedell" - // - Friedell hatte in Bad Hersfeld das Abitur nachgeholt und danach in Heidelberg studiert. Seit er 1899 das Erbe seines Vaters zugesprochen bekommen hatte, war er finanziell unabhängig und ging zurück in seine Geburtsstadt Wien. Hier studierte er von 1900 an Philosophie bis zu seiner Promotion "Novalis als Philosoph" (1904) und schrieb Essays für Zeitungen und Zeitschriften. - Möglicherweise ging unser Brief an Karl Kraus, der im April 1899 "Die Fackel" gegründet hatte. Friedells erstes Essays ("Vorturteile") erschien dort aber erst 1905. Zur Zeit unseres Briefes bezog Friedell seine Wohnung in Wien 18, Gentzgasse 7, die er bis zu seinem Tode bewohnte. Am 16. März 1938 entzog er sich durch den tödlichen Sprung aus dem Fenster der Gentzgasse 7 der drohenden Verhaftung nach dem "Anschluß" Österreichs. - Selten!

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        A Season Sowing

      A.M. Robertson, San Francisco 1899 - Edition de luxe, no. 24 of 52 hand-illuminated copies, numbered and signed by the author. Decorated by Louise Keeler. Printed at the Shop of Stanley Taylor Co. Bound in full Italian contemporary vellum, hand-painted in floral design, with small circlular portrait of Shakespeare and a rectangular image of 10 female dancers above, onlaid gilt border, signed E. Laffi. Some light scuffing to cover and chipping to onlaid border Decorated by Louise Keeler. Printed at the Shop of Stanley Taylor Co Edition de luxe, no. 24 of 52 hand-illuminated copies, numbered and signed by the author. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Imprudence -

      Aux dépens d'un Ami des Livres 1899 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4. XXXI pp. Sous chemise cartonnée verte fermée par un lacet de soie verte. Chaque page est illustrée d'un ou plusieurs dessins d'après les croquis d'Henriot, aquarellés à la main au pinceau (environ 75 dessins reproduits et aquarellés). La couverture et la page de titre sont datées 1899. Très bel exemplaire. TIRAGE LIMITE à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon. Bien complet de la suite sur Chine (en noir). Première édition séparée de ce conte extrait du recueil Monsieur Parent (1886), édité aux dépens d'un amateur, Albert Bélinac.

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        Lettera autografa firmata a Domenico Lanza.

      Catania, 21 (?) di. 1899, - 4 pagine in-8, nella tipica grafia verghiana di difficile lettura in cui si complimenta con il Lanza (torinese, 1868-1949), presidente della Commissione per l'esposizione d'arte drammatica per il progetto del ''Teatro d'Arte'' a Torino, che può essere considerato come il primo consapevole tentativo di creare un teatro stabile in Italia: ''Caro Lanza, Evviva voi! L'idea di questo Teatro d'Arte è eccellente, a Torino saprai farla valere . costatare la necessità del teatro stabile''; seguono importanti considerazioni sulla situazione dell'attività teatrale in Italia. L'anno precedente il Lanza - il quale non riconobbe la grandezza di Pirandello - aveva invece manifestato il proprio apprezzamento per la produzione drammatica di Verga, richiedendogli ". il più sollecitamente possibile . un suo ritratto .", avendo "la Commissione ordinatrice . pensato di raccogliere i ritratti dei principali autori drammatici contemporanei italia". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zur Kenntnis des Ovarialeies

      Gustav Fischer, Jena. PAMPHLET. Offprint from Festschrift zum siebenzigsten Geburtstag von Carl von Kupffer Festschrift zum siebenzigsten Geburtstag von Carl von Kupffer.rom Festschrift zum siebenzigsten Geburtstag von Carl von Kupffer. Pp 321-324 1 color plate.First separate printing.Horizontal fold. . Very Good. 1899.

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        25 jähriges Geschäftsjubiläum.

      (Hamburg) 1899 - (24,5 x 32 cm). 35 Bll. Geprägter roter Leinwandband der Zeit. Individuell zusammengestelltes Album zum Geschäftsjubiläum des Hamburger Einzelhandelgeschäfts für Stempel, Pokale, Glasbuchstaben, Emailschilder, Restaurant-Utensilien etc. - Der Band enthält 2 montierte Originalphotographien, das gedruckte Festprogramm, 3 gedruckte Fest-Lieder, 10 montierte Originaltelegramme mit Glückwünschen, 6 handgeschriebene Briefe, 39 (statt 41) montierte Glückwunschkarten bzw. Visitenkarten mit teils handschriftlichen Glückwünschen, 1 gedruckte Danksagungskarte und 4 Zeitungsausschnitte. Stellenweise etwas gelockert. Rechte untere Ecke bei einigen Blättern jeweils mit kleinem Abriss (ca. 5 x 5 mm). Einband leicht berieben, bestoßen und fleckig. Insgesamt gut erhalten

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        The Importance of Being Earnest.

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co,, 1899. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan. Square octavo. Original pale purple cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt floral motifs from designs by Charles Shannon on spine and covers, edges untrimmed, pages uncut. Housed in a custom black quarter morocco and cloth solander box. Spine slightly faded, faint water mark and a little bubbling of cloth to front cover, some slight wear to tips, internally fresh. An excellent copy. First edition, signed limited issue, number 87 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Wilde's Swedish translator, Michael Gripenberg, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde's last play, opened to great acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play was not published in book form until February 1899, after Wilde's release from prison. Richard Ellmann comments that Smithers's handsome editions of Earnest and An Ideal Husband "brought Wilde a little money".

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        Letter signed ("P. Lavrov").

      [Paris], 11. IV. 1899. - Large 4to. 2¼ pp. on double leaf. Addenda. Extensive letter to a comrade on relations between Russia and Finland and the role of the socialists there. - Of the utmost rarity.

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        Autograph letter signed ("P. Kropotkin").

      Viola Cottage, Bromley, Kent, 7. VI. 1899. - 8vo. 4 pages on bifolium. To Charles Rowley: "[.] I am just finishing the next instalment of the Memoirs which has to be posted next Friday, for the States, - and every minute, even late at night, has to be given to it. Late with the MS., as always! And Sophie will not let herself be persuaded that she may go when I am working so hard as I am the last few days before posting the MS. But - will you be in London on Sunday? And if so - have you disposed of it already? If not, we should be delighted to have you with us for lunch at 1.30. There is a train which may bring you in good time. Think of it, dear friend, and if you can, we should be so pleased to have you in our cot and you would see all of us, including the little girl who every day grows to become a big girl [.]". - Small tear on fol. 2, otherwise in fine condition.

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

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

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        Zwei Masken und Fächer, Tempera auf Karton, 41x54 cm, um 1930-50

      Künstler: Franz Kaplan. Zwei Masken und Fächer Temperazeichnung auf Karton, 41x54 cm. Oben links signiert "F.Kaplan". Franz Kaplan (* 1. Juni 1899 in Dresden 1986 ebenda) war ein deutscher Maler und Graphiker. Von 1916 bis 1922 war er an der Kunstakademie Dresden Schüler bei den Professoren Richard Müller, Ferdinand Dorsch und Otto Hettner. Die meisten seiner Werke sind beim Bombenangriff auf Dresden im Februar 1945 verbrannt. Während der Nazizeit und in der DDR wurde seine Kunst von den Machthabern abgelehnt er gehört zu den Künstlern der sogenannten verschollenen Generation. Obwohl Mitglied im VBK (Verband bildender Künstler) der DDR, wurde er nur sporadisch zu Kunstausstellungen zugelassen. Das Werk enstammt seinem Nachlass, 1986 von seinem Neffen veräußert. Papier partiell gebräunt, Malschicht mit wenigen Rissen und minimaler Verlust von Farbpartikeln, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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