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        A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, now entitled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night [WITH:] Supplemental Nights

      The Burton Society of Denver, Colorado, [Denver 1899 - No. 41 of 1000 copies of this facsimile edition of the Benares edition. Plates by Stanley L. Wood throughout. [xxviii], 362; [viii], 343; viii, 356; [x], 308; [xii], 406; viii, 303; viii, 382; [viii], 359; viii, 359; [viii], 532; [xii], 370; [x], 392; xvi, 661; [xvi], 381; [xviii], 515; viii, [xiv], 500 pp. 17 vols. 8vo. Illustrated Facimile of the First Burton Edition. A fine facsimile of the first edition of Burton's translation, produced by the Burton Society for private circulation, and with the addition of illustrations by Stanley L. Wood not found in the original. Burton's translation has been variously assailed since its publication by prudes and pettifoggers and has weathered the storms of criticism. Burton's magnum opus contributed to the twentieth-century recognition of the Nights as one of the world's literary masterpieces. Penzer 114-116; Casada 74; Spink 73 Contemporary three-quarter blue morocco and marbled boards Plates by Stanley L. Wood throughout. [xxviii], 362; [viii], 343; viii, 356; [x], 308; [xii], 406; viii, 303; viii, 382; [viii], 359; viii, 359; [viii], 532; [xii], 370; [x], 392; xvi, 661; [xvi], 381; [xviii], 515; viii, [xiv], 500 pp. 17 vols. 8vo No. 41 of 1000 copies of this facsimile edition of the Benares edition.

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        Reflets de la sombre route

      - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1899, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Dos comportant des déchirures restaurées, sinon agréable exemplaire. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Dos comportant des déchirures restaurées, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, together with A Special Report on Domestic Service by Isabel Eaton, A.M.

      University of Pennsylvania 1899 - 1st edition. Rebound in modern cloth. Good binding and cover. 520 p., 1 folded plan : figures and illustrations; 26 cm. Lacks the large color folding map of the 7th ward. Blind stamp on fep. Pencil underlining to a few pages. The Philadelphia Negro -- Appendixes: A. Schedules used in the house-to-house inquiry. B. Legislation, etc., of Pennsylvania in regard to the Negro. C. Bibliography -- Special report on Negro domestic service in the seventh ward, Philadelphia / by Isabel Eaton. Refs: Partington 2126; Hampton Catalogue 4082. The Philadelphia Negro analyzed the economic and social conditions of African American in Philadelphia in the historically black 7th ward neighborhood. Du Bois work is notable as the first case study of a black community in the United States and one of the earliest examples of statistically based social science. "What made Du Bois's study remarkable in its day was its rejection of prevailing assumptions of inherent racial differences, thus bearing on issues much wider than those indicated by its title. It is also notable as a thoroughly modern piece of social research. The problems faced by Philadelphia's blacks, he argued, had nothing to do with their supposed racial proclivities, but derived from the way they had been treated in the past and their relegation in the present to the most menial and lowest-paying jobs." - Times Literary Supplement. Presentation copy, given to the Philadelphia historian and author, Dennis J. Clark. Eight members of the Fel's board have signed a mounted presentation card. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moeurs, institutions et cérémonies des peuples de l'Inde

      - Imp. de la Mission catholique, Pondichéry 1899, 13x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione in parte originale, perché arricchito da una prefazione e note. Bound in mezzo marocchino nocciola, torna con cinque nervi, piatti di carta in marmo, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, primi piatti conservati copertura. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition en partie originale car enrichie d'une préface et de notes. Reliure en demi maroquin noisette, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture conservés. Agréable exemplaire.

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        When the Sleeper Wakes; a story of the years to come

      Harper & Brothers, 1899 - Frontispiece, plates Cloth a little marked and spine somewhat sunned, hinges cracked, a little foxing, else a nice copy H.G. Wells Society Bibliography 15; Currey B [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. Geoffrey H. Wells [15]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [328]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Riley Love Lyrics

      Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1899. Later printing. Hardcover. Good +. 8vo. xxii, 23-191pp. Illustrated with life pictures by William B. Dyer. Publishers decorated green cloth sunned on the spine and edges of the boards. Gilt border, title and white, black and gilt heart and lady illustration on front cover. Atlanta book seller ticket lower right corner of front paste down. Inscribed by Riley on right front end sheet; "For Miss Rubye Rich, with greetings - James Whitcomb Riley." Riley also wrote two lines on the same page; "What was The Golden Age, in truth, Is yet The Golden Age of Youth." Light soiling to front cover. Cloth is sunned on spine and edges of boards. Rubye Rich (Strauss) was born in Atlanta in 1882. She was the daughter of Emanuel Rich, cofounder with brother Morris of the Rich's Department store.

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        Dir Gedichte von Heinrich Vogeler Worpswede [With Two Poscards and a Wedding Announcement]

      Insel. Hardcover. Berlin, 1899. 8vo, illustrated boards, [64] pp. With a card announcing Vogeler's marriage tipped into rear blank, as well as two postcards designed by Vogeler. A beautiful example of Art Nouveau printing, and a well preserved copy in very good condition with a few flaws: contemporary gift inscription in German in the year of publication on preliminary page, some soiling and wear to spine and foxing to covers, light intermittent foxing to contents. Sehr gut. With a folded card announcing the marriage of Vogeler to Frau Martha Geborene Schroder affixed to rear blank. Also with two postcards featuring illustrations by Vogeler, one for Restaurant Rutenhof and another printred by Verlag des Verschonenrungsvereings Worpswede. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. OCLC 248391960, Sarkowski 1842 . Very Good. 1899. First Edition.

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        Etudes sur l'Opium et la Morphine

      Paris, Montpellier, 1899-1912. 1 volume in-8, reliure moderne toile verte, 760 pp. (66-75-87-344-92-96), recueil de 6 thèses de médecine sur l'opium, la morphine, la cocaïne, présentées à différents jurys au début du XXe siècle. Précieux ensemble de thèses autour de l'opium et de ses dérivés. Thèse I: La Cure de la Morphinomanie - Traitement de Lafoux par Georges Magoulas (Montpellier, Imprimerie Centrale du Midi, 1899, 66 pp.) Thèse II: Essai sur le Cocaïnisme nasal et le Perforation de la Cloison par André Chevallier (Paris, Imprimerie de la Faculté de Médecine Ollier-Henry, 1912, 75 pp.). Thèse III: Contribution à l'Etude Thérapeutique de l'Opium et de ses nouvelles Préparations par Philippe Trotain (Paris, Imprimerie Arnold Muller, 1911, 87 pp.). Thèse IV: La Question de l'Opium à l'époque contemporaine par Georges Thibout ( Paris, G. Steinheil, 1912, 344 pp., avec 9 illustrations à pleine page). Thèse V: Contribution à l'Etude de la Morphinomanie par René Lefèvre (Paris, Imprimerie de la Faculté de Médecine, 1905, 92 pp.). Thèse VI: La Démorphinisation Brusque par Paul Thibault (Paris, G.Steinhel, 1910, 96 pp.). Importante bibliographie sur l'opium à la fin de chaque thèse.

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        1852-1870. Mining and Hunting in the Far West

      [J.S. Stewart, Printer and Bookbinder, Middletown, Conn, Stevenson, Conn 1899 - First edition. Frontispiece portrait. 41 pp. 1 vols. Large 8vo. A Western Hunting Rarity. A rare work, privately printed, listed by Eberstadt in 1953 at $300. "Isbell went to California as a young man by way of Cape Horn in 1852 and from that time until 1870, except for two trips back to his home in Connecticut, he hunted or worked in the mines of California and Idaho. He learned fairly soon that hunting could often be more profitable than working as a miner, though in the end he seems to have accumulated quite a stake from mining. He tells some great hunting stories and his account of life in Idaho, where he went after hearing about the gold discoveries there in 1862 is most interesting" - Streeter. "One of the more sought of western narratives" - Eberstadt. Howes I 87 "b" (G NYP Y); Eberstadt 132:361; Graff 2162; Streeter 4118; Kurutz 355a. Not in Heller or Phillips or Cowan Brown boards gilt. Corner and edge wear, spine chipped, front board discolored at upper left. Ownership stamp on front fly leaf verso. Somewhat tanned, otherwise internally clean. Good plus. Laid into a quarter red morocco and cloth drop box Frontispiece portrait. 41 pp. 1 vols. Large 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Haddon Hall Library, edited by the Marquess of Granby and Mr. George A. B. Dewar [series title].

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.,, 1899?1903. [Wild Life in Hampshire Highlands; Fly Fishing; Our Gardens; Our Forests and Woodlands; Hunting; Bird Watching; Out-Door Games, Cricket & Golf; Shooting; and Farming.] 9 separately issued works, octavo. Original vellum over bevelled boards, covers and spines decoratively blocked in gold, pictorial endpapers, red silk bookmarks, untrimmed edges. Housed individually in cream cloth slipcases. Frontispieces and plates with captioned tissue guards. Cover designs, pictorial endpapers, chapter heads and tailpieces by Arthur Rackham. A few marks to vellum covers, occasional light foxing, an excellent set. Deluxe editions, each one of 150 copies printed on handmade paper, comprising the complete set of the Haddon Hall Library series. The present set comprises: DEWAR, George A. B. Wild Life in Hampshire Highlands (1899), number 76 of 150 copies; GREY, Sir Edward. Fly Fishing (1899) number 96 of 150 copies; HOLE, S. Reynolds. Our Gardens (1899), number 58 of 150 copies, additionally signed by the author; NISBET, John. Our Forests and Woodlands (1900), number 4 of 150 copies; PAGET, J. Otho. Hunting (1900), number 4 of 150 copies; SELOUS, Edward. Bird Watching (1901), number 4 of 150 copies; LYTTLETON, the Hon. R. H. Out-Door Games, Cricket & Golf (1901), number 4 of 150 copies; SHAND, Alexander Innes. Shooting (1902), one of 150 copies, the number erased; TOD, W. M. Farming. With illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch (1903), number 4 of 150 copies.

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        Villa D‘ Este in Tivoli, mit Einführungswort von Prof. Dr. CH.HUELSEN.

      Rom : Forzani & C. 1899. 1 Doppelblatt (Text). 28x38, helle 2-farbig beschriftete OPgmt-Mappe mit 2 aufgelegten und eingeflochtenen Leder-Bändern und 2 Lederschließ-Bändern. die Villa d‘ Este ist eine Schöpfung des pracht- und kunstliebenden Cardinals Hippolyt II (*1509) , der bereits im Alter von 30 Jahren Cardina wurde. Er ließ die Villa von de Neapolitaner Pirro Ligorio (1515 - 1583), einem ungemein vielseitigen und phantasiereichem Architekten, Ingenieur und Antiquar bauen. Die Villa d‘ Este in Tivoli gehört mit ihrem Palast und Garten zu den bemerkenswertesten und komplettesten Beispielen der Renaissancekultur. Mit den übrigen modenesischen Hausgütern fiel die Villa Anfang des 19.Jahrhunderts an die Linie Este des österreichischen Kaiserhauses. DIE MAPPE WAR NIE IM BUCHHANDEL ERHÄLTLICH UND IST DAHER EXTREM SELTEN; sie enthält 17 Tafeln nach Originalzeichnungen, die sich im Besitz Sr. K. und K. Hoheit des Erzherzogs Franz Ferdinand befinden; das 2-farbig gedruckte Doppelblatt mit einer Titel-, Kopf- und Schluss-Vignette enthält einen ausführlichen Text zur Geschichte der Villa schönes Exemplar, das Doppelblatt sauber mittig gefaltet Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        LS ("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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        LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY D'ANGLETERRE

      Anonyme Date : 1899 Dimensions : 74,5x105cm Imp : J. Minot, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        Treasure Island . New edition, with original illustrations by Wal Paget

      Cassell and Company Limited 1899 - New Edition with Original Illustrations by Wal Paget. Black board covers with gilt title on spine. Some marks and knocks to cover, some slight tears to top and bottom edges of spine. First free end page has had top corner cut off. Binding very slightly loose, webbing just visible at hinges. Text block tight, top edge gilt, slight tanning and foxing to other edges, consistant with age. Slight foxing to pages. Text clear and bright throughout. Original illustrations clear and bright, a lovely addition to the story. Advertisements for further Cassell books at the end. Frontispiece present and in good condition, still with protective tissue. A special copy. Please feel free to contact us for further information. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE SOURIRE. PARAIT LE SAMEDI. MAURICE MERY, DIRECTEUR. ALPHONSE ALLAIS, REDACTEUR EN CHEF.

      1899PARIS. LE SOURIRE. 1899-1904.TETE DE COLLECTION DE 271 NUMEROS, DANS UNE SUITE ININTERROMPUE, RELIES EN 4 VOLUMES IN-4 (25,5 X 32,3 X 28 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 VEAU ROUGE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE. DU NUMERO 1 DU 28 OCTOBRE 1899 AU NUMERO 271 DU 31 DECEMBRE 1904. IL EST A NOTER QUE SUITE A UNE ERREUR DE NUMEROTATION, LE NUMERO 132 N'EXISTE PAS, ET QU'IL A ETE CREE ENSUITE UN NUMERO 135 BIS, POUR REPARTIR "DU BON PIED" AU NUMERO 136. CHAQUE PREMIERE ET DERNIERE DE COUVERTURE EST ILLUSTREE EN COULEURS. ILLUSTRATIONS DE CADEL, CAPPIELLO, DIO BIDING, ABEL FAIVRE, GRUN, HERMANN PAUL, HUARD, LEANDRE, RADIGUET, ROUBILLE, ETC. EXEMPLAIRE COLLATIONNE, COMPLET, AVEC QUELQUES DEFAUTS ET MANQUES DANS 6 NUMEROS : DECHIRURE AVEC MANQUE SUR LA DERNIERE DE COUVERTURE DU NUMERO 140 DU 28 JUIN 1902, DECHIRURES AVEC MANQUES DANS LE NUMERO 141 DU 5 JUILLET 1902, DECHIRURE AVEC PETIT MANQUE EN PIED DE LA PREMIERE DE COUVERTURE DU NUMERO 149 DU 30 AOUT 1902, DECHIRURE SANS MANQUE SUR LA PREMIERE DE COUVERTURE DU NUMERO 167 DU 3 JANVIER 1903, QUELQUES DECHIRURES AVEC MANQUES DANS LE NUMERO 206 DU 3 OCTOBRE 1903, MANQUE LA PREMIERE DE COUVERTURE DU NUMERO 236 DU 30 AVRIL 1904. TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CET ENSEMBLE PEU COURANT.

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        LE SOURIRE

      Rare collection des 114 premiers numéros,revue de format in 4, broché, 16 pages, couverture illustrée en couleurs,l'ensemble en 2 volumes, reliés demi-toile orangée, à la bradel. Pièce de titre cuir noir. Rédacteur en chef Alphonse ALLAIS, aussi comme auteur, sous son nom ou sous ses pseudonymes (dont Esope fils), Georges Esope fils), Georges AURIOL, TRISTAN BERNARD, M. FORMONT, ZAMAÏCOS, Mais aussi MAX JACOB principalement sous le pseudonyme de Léon DAVID etc. illustrations de E.CADEL, CAPPIELLO, COUTURIER, Paul IRIBE, DEVAMBEZ, DESTEZ, A.BERTRAND, Abel FAIVRE, GOTTLOB, HERMANN PAUL, C. HUARD LEANDRE, LEMPEREUR, LOURDEY, LEONNEC POULBOT, MIRANDE, MISTI J.VILLON, ROUBILLE, les VEBERS', RICARDO FLORES etc. Première année 1899 : n°1 du 28 octobre au n°10 du 30 décembre. Deuxième année 1900 n°11 du 6 janvier (l'école des journalistes) au n°62 du 29 décembre. Troisième année 1901: n°63 du 5 janvier au n°114 du 28 décembre, très bon état, coloris frais

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        THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER

      London: Scientific Publishing Co, 1899. First editions. 4tos., variable paginations. 30 volumes. A long and unbroken run from Vol. 1, No. 1, October 10, 1884 - Vol. 30, No. 795, December 29, 1899. A few volumes show early dampstaining, and all volumes have been newly bound in quarter cloth and paper over board with paper spine label, t.e.g. Each volume is comprised of 26 weekly issues, the the original wrappers bound-in Vol. 1. This set was acquired from the British Patent Office and bears their stamp throughout. Comprised of letters to the editor, reviews of salons and photographic societies, short articles on technique, photographic artistry, and other practical aspects of the medium. P. H. Emerson was a frequent contributor, as was H. P. Robinson. A. Horsley Hinton, a founding member of the Linked Ring took over the editorship in 1893. Illustrated with line drawings and woodcuts, with the halftone illustrations appearing with improved clarity and frequency in later issues. Merged with THE PHOTOGRAPHIC NEWS on May 12, 1908, and continued publication as THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND PHOTOGRAPHIC NEWS.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Paris, 16. IV. 1899.

      1899. 2 SS. Gr.-4to. An das Antiquariat Emil Hirsch in München mit Dank für eine große Ansichtssendung und mit kuren Kommentaren hierzu: "[...] Nun zu den Büchern. Betrachtungen über die römisch-katholische Kirche [...] ist absolut wertlos [...] Des sociétés secrètes ist interessant [...] Sand, wichtigste Lebensmomente Nürnberg 1819, nebst Nachtrag, Nürnberg 1820, ist allerdings ein wertvolles Stimmungsbild für die damaligen Juden [...] und würde diese pièce gern erwerben, und zwar lieber von Ihnen als durch ein anderes Antiquariat [...]". Nach Berechnung von Rabatt und Versand gelangt Panizza zu einer Endsumme von 3,20 Mark - "ist Ihnen das recht?" - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf und gestemp. Adresse; die Verso-Seite mit zwei von ihm montierten Katalogausschnitten; am linken Rand etwas eingerissen und mit kleinen Läsuren.

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        Der Liebestrank. Schwank in drei Aufzügen.

      Paris, Leipzig und München, A. Langen, 1899. - Ca. 18,8 x 13 cm. 130 Seiten, 1 Blatt Verlagswerbung. Erste Ausgabe. Titel mit Widmung und Unterschrift von Frank Wedekind: "Herrn Konrad Dreher / mit dem Ausdruck lngjähriger / Bewunderung und Hochschätzung / Frank Wedekind. / Februar 1904." Vergoldung leicht berieben, Rücken schwach verfärbt, Broschurtitel gering fleckig. Schönes Exemplar. Roter Maroquinband der Zeit mit Goldprägung, farbigem Rückenschild und Kopfgoldschnitt (vorderer Broschurumschlag eingebunden). Im Schuber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Resolution of the House of Lords and the House of Commons thanking Kitchener of Khartoum for the successful Nile Campaign.

      1899 - 2 volumes, Folio(44 x 35 cm), each consisting of 2 leaves, printed entirely on vellum within fancy gilt borders, each with respective coat-of-arms to head, original red (and green) straight-grained morocco gilt, both volumes signed by the respective Clerks to the House, with a hand-written letter from Lord Kitchener to Colonel Long. Printed entirely on vellum and bound in the finest morocco, a magnificent tribute to the participants in the capture of Khartoum. The officially printed resolutions by both Houses of Parliament thanking Major General Lord Kitchener of Khartoum and other leading participants in the Nile Campaign of 1896-7-8. The present example is that presented to Colonel Long and includes a hand-written letter form Kitchener to Colonel Long dated 17th July 1899, notifying Long of the vote of thanks and also personally thanking Long for his "indefatigable work". Also with a handwritten letter from Henry Graham, Clerk to the House of Lords, dated 10th August 1899, sending the "authenticated transcript on vellum of the Resolutions of the House of Lords on the 8th June last, placed in an appropriate cover". Also with a printed document from the War Office concerning Colonel Long's pension (£150 per annum). In 1898, at Omdurman an army commanded by the British General Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad. This was the culmination of the Egyptian Campaign undertaken by Kitchener to reclaim the Sudan and to gain revenge for the death of General Gordon in 1884. Colonel Long was later responsible for the most Victoria Crosses (seven) won during a single action in the Boer War at Colenso in 1899. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tokyo Fuzoku Shi (Fuzokushi). [ ]. ["Chronicles of Tokyo Manners and Customs"].

      Tokyo: Fuzanbou (Fuzanbo), 1899-1902 (Meiji 35). First Edition. Original wrappers. Very good antiquarian condition. 3 vols., 8vo. COMPLETE SET. [1. Jokan, 1899: ] + [2. Chukan, 1900: ] + [3. Gekan, 1902: ]. 178 +168 + 204, 45 pp. Illustrated throughout with high-quality woodblocks, and also containing two KUCHIE woodblock prints (see below). Original Fukuro toji binding: color printed wrappers as issued, paper labels. Some wear and soiling (covers of Vol. 2 are quite soiled). Preserved in a fine protective case. Hirade's work on Tokyo customs, manners, and everyday life, is of the greatest importance to sociologists and urban historians of the Meiji era, still unsurpassed. The "Tokyo Fuzokushi" offers painstaking research and first-hand observations of Japan's greatest city at the dawn of the Industrial Age. Here the Tokyo experience is well illustrated and described topographically. In his erudite narrative, Hirade shares his wonder of the changes of Tokyo's physical and human landscape. These three volumes are tantamount to an ethnographic encyclopedia of Tokyo, describing the customs of Tokyo society, ranging from the poor and pitiful to the wealthy and powerful. It is a remarkable fact that even the most "unremarkable" details of life in Tokyo were not excluded. To take just one example: Hirade informs us that all aspects of funeral pageantry, from mourning clothes to artificial flowers and cages of birds for release, were available for hire. Naturally, the funeral arrangements were customized according to the social class of the decedent and survivor(s). For instance, a large and expensive bier (koshi) could be rented by upper-class mourners; it featured a miniature shrine carried on top of two parallel poles, and necessitated the employment of several footman. These koshi were used to carry high-quality horizontal coffins. By contrast, a kago bier (rented by middle-class mourners) required only two men to carry it, and were utilized to carry less expensive upright coffins. Hirade does not fail to add that the very poor squeezed the dead into what amounted to crude barrels (hayaoke), merely lashing the barrels to poles for transport on the shoulders of relatives or friends. Finally, Hirade goes on to describe a general shift in Tokyo from upright coffins to horizontal ones. Hirade observes changes in the traditions of escaping the summer heat: we learn that the hiring of boats on the Sumida River was on the wane; members of the leisure class were now boarding trains for leaure places elsewhere, even as far away as the mountains of Nikko and Chuzenjii. Hirade adds that, as a result, the restaurants along the Sumida riverbanks were experiencing a significant decrease in the summer trade of former days. It is not lost on Hirade that this account exemplifies economic and cultural tension in the transition between pastoral and industrial Tokyo. Other topics include (but are by no means limited to) descriptions of neighborhood youth activities in Tokyo; problems of juvenile delinquency, "modern" Tokyo cuisine and fine dining; theater and public ceremonies; Tokyo's neighborhood landlords; their responsibilities for the physical upkeep of neighborhood watch stations, and for the collection of funds used for festivals and other local activities; folklore of Tokyo residents; the notorious conditions of neighborhood streets (described locally as "mud soil"); and much more. The depth and richness in Hirade Kojiro's gazetteer is considerable. For instance, the chronicler provides graphic details of the lively Asakusa neighborhood before it was obliterated by the catastrophic 1923 Kanto Earthquake (the loss of life has been estimated in the six figures). But for the present Chronicle we would have little way of knowing that in 1902 Asakusa Park was elbow to chin with freak shows, clockwork automata, hydraulic automata, bawdy renditions of classics in loyalty and filial piety, figurative tableaux in bamboo basketry and dried kelp, raconteurs, thugs, and whores. In Vol. III, Hirade Kojiro reports the following in the area: "ball riders, acrobats and cage escapers, living dolls, hand dancing, sword dancing, foot tricks (like shooting arrows and writing calligraphy), comic kyogen, strongmen, sumo wrestling, top spinners, marionettes, moving pictures, dog theatre, monkey theatre, sparrow tricks," and also exotic beasts like "tigers, leopards, elephants, crocodiles, and serpents." By September 5th, 1923, all of the above were gone. The "Tokyo Fuzokushi" is justly considered to be an essential historical record of life in Tokyo during the early Meiji Period. The importance and rarity of this first edition is attested by the 1983 reprint of it (T ky : Nihon Tosho Sent , Sh wa 58); unfortunately the resolution of the reprint is extremely poor. Of the original edition, ours appears to be the only copy on the market, complete or otherwise.

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        Autograph manuscript. N. p., "Vendredi 9 Juin" to "Dimanche" [1899].

      1899. Folio. 4 pp. on bifolium. Self-reflexive notations in the manner of a diary: "[...] Il est des heures où je ferme les yeux en plein jour - où j'éprouve le besoin de ne plus penser où je voudrais être comme ce terrassier que je vois là bas travaillant comme une bête de somme, pour après tomber de fatigue physique et ne plus penser à rien - car depuis que je suis, je crois vraiment ne jamais avoir cessé d'être en éveil, la nuit, le jour, les fêtes, les repos forcés, m'ont jamais pu empêcher ma malheureuse cervelle d'être toujours en travail [...] Rien ne me laisse indifférent, tout mon malheur est là. Je prends feu sur tout. Si j'éprouve le besoin de fermer les yeux et de me cacher la face pour demander un peu de paix, ce n'est qu'un moment de répit car aussitôt un démon tentateur vient me reprocher mon repos et faire briller à mes yeux grands ouverts sur le monde, des beautés nouvelles [...] J'ai soif et j'ai faim - car je suis un gueux - et cette nourriture là est plus rare et plus difficile à trouver que la nourriture matérielle - une communion comme j'ai eu le bonheur d'en avoir une - et avec un être si supérieur ne se retrouve pas; Aujourd'hui nous avons énormément de jeunes hommes instruits, bacheliers, agrégés, licenciés - toute la lyre - mais je suis certain que tout ce qu'on leurs a appris n'en fait pas des êtres supérieures; c'est comme la bonne éducation et les habitudes mondaines, vous avez des gens distingués ou aimables mais nullement supérieures, ni doués [...]".

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        Original ink sketch of a foal

      [c.1899-1904]. Ink on paper. Sheet size: 76 x 42 mm. In excellent condition. Original ink sketch by Rackham, depicting a foal.

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        The Secret Memoirs (Limited edition 3 of 5 only), Banytun binding , written by himself now for the first time completely translated into English in four volumes

      Born in 1617, Roquelaure was a courtier at Versailles, the court of Louis XIV,during the times of the Cardinals, Richelieu then Mazarin.There is, 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 mince matters, he calls a spade a spade, and in most cases the names of the subjects of his chroniques scandaleuses are given in full, and are no mere mythical history of fictitious personages vaguely indicated by initials' 16mo" 4 volumes,I xii,383 pp, II xii,376 pp,III xii,373 pp,IV xii,369 pp, each clean light marbled endpapers,each blue cloth boards with quarter calf in blue,ornate devices to spine with copious gilt in excellent order, gilt title on morocco,five bands. A limited edition of five numbered copies only, of which this is number three Fine Banytun binding,plate of George T Juckes,Book Merchant & Exporter,325,St.martins Lane,London and at Brighton

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        Revue des études anciennes. Annales de la Faculté des Lettres de Bordeaux. Quatrième série. (59 Volumes)

      Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam - 1899-1940 / 1951-1967, Reprint Swets & Zeitlinger N.V. 1967-1969, Illustrated. 59 volumes in brown cloth. No dustjackets. Volume 1 with waterdamage without loss of text. Else in good - very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Song of the Wise Oleg. Original Russian - "K stoli?etii?u so dni?a rozhdenii?a Pushkina, 26 Mai?a 1899 goda - on the title page.

      Small folio 13 x 9 inches. 6 folding pages. Text printed in Russian. One side printed as front and rear covers. The other side, forming the interior comprising 6 leaves of superb chromolitho colour printing of Vasiliy Vasnetsov's paintings. During the last 20 years of his life Vasnetsov turned to his favorite lyrical subjects inspired by Russian fairy-tales. His painting influenced greatly the development of modernism and symbolism in Russian painting and poetry. Pushkin's poem "The Song of Oleg the Wise" is well known in Russia. Oleg comes upon a soothsayer who predicts that his horse will cause his death; in consequence the Prince hands over the beast to retainers so that he should never set eyes on it again. Some years later he hears of its death, and, pouring scorn on soothsayers, goes to visit its remains. As he stands by the skeleton a poisonous snake issues from the skull, dealing him a fatal bite and thus fulfilling the prophecy. This item will be available at the 2016 London ILEC International Fair stand no. 58

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        The Right to the Whole Produce of Labour. Translated by M. E. Tanner with an introduction and bibliography by H. S. Foxwell

      Macmillan, London 1899 - First edition in English. 8vo, cxviii, [ii], 271, [1] p., including half-title (with ownership stamp), uncut, original cloth, extremities worn, deaccessioned library bookplate on front pastedown and ownership inscription, old shelf-mark on spine. Sraffa 4073 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BERLINER ARCHITEKTURWELT Zeitschrift für Baukunst, Malerei, Plastik und Kunstgewerbe der Gegenwart.

      Jahrgang 1-21(all published). Berlin, Wasmuth, 1899-1919. 19 In original uniform decorated cloth volumes, ex-library bindings slightly soiled and damaged, but neatly restaured; plus 2 matching modern bound volumes. Minor defaults see below. A complete set of this important, well-illustrated documentary journal on architecture and design related to Berlin. Edited by Heinrich Jassoy, Ernst Spindler, Bruno Möhring. 6 plates and a few text-pages are included in perfect (colour) facsimile.Only 1 plate in Volume 15 (p. 490) is lacking.

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        The New Metropolis: 1600--Memorable Events of Three Centuries--1900. From the Island of Mana-Hat-Ta to Greater New York at the Close of the Nineteenth Century. Illustrated with One Thousand Engravings.

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1899. First edition. Blindstamped Cloth. Very Good. xxii, 639, [32] pp. 4to oblong, 10 by 13 inches. Profusely illustrated, photographs, drawings, maps, with some color. One of the most satisfying and entertaining of New York-related books that covers the entire landscape -- history, culture, architecture, its society, high and low -- shortly after the formation of the city as we now know it, with the merger of the five boroughs just one year before publication, in 1898. This book was issued to celebrate that event, but it is far, far more than a souvenir. In its comprehensiveness and authoritativeness, it remains a highly usable fount of information about aspects of the city both then and at times, surprisingly, today. There are probably no other books that alone can transport one back to the turn of the twentieth century in Gotham as seamlessly as this work, and its achievement literally towers over the vast literature about the city that has accumulated ever since. The cloth has minor soiling and edgewear. The interior is clean and tight -- remarkably so, given the weight of the oblong work. Light wear and a few rubbed spots with faded color on the cloth boards. A tipped in newspaper piece from 1933 on rear FEP. A short closed tear by hinge on FFEP. Overall a handsome, solid copy.

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        Electric movement in air and water,: Supplement

      Smith, Elder & Co, 1899-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes bound as one. 2nd edition, with supplement. 45 plates, many in color. Folio. Hardcover. Fine binding. Bound in modern leather, with gilt stamping, a lovely book. Embossed library stamp on title. Pages are clean and white. Armstrong a notable inventor. He gifted his gun patents to the British government and, as a result, was the first engineer and scientist to join the House of Lords. Armstrong was notable for his early proposals for renewable energy. He advocated for hydroelectric, wind, and solar power in the 19th century. In 1863 he predicted that 'England will cease to be a coal producing country...within 200 years.' His house, Cragside in Northumberland, was the first house to be powered by hydroelectric power. He calculated that "the solar heat operating on one acre [4047m2] in the tropics would ... exert the amazing power of 4000 horses acting for nearly nine hours every day' speculating that the 'direct heating action of the sun's rays' might be used 'in complete substitution for a steam engine.' See Higgins, Polly. "The origins of Hydroelectricity". The Ecologist, 2009. Also included are two reprinted reviews from Spectator from June 19, 1897 and Athenaeum in 1898 reviewing this book and discussing Armstrong's Theory of Matter. The significance of Armstong's work is more one of scientific beauty in their representation of electricity than a groundbreaking discovery. Subjects: Electric waves. Atmospheric electricity. Water -- Electrolysis. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Sectional Land Map of Western Washington Embracing the Pacific Coast Region Puget Sound Country. Map title: "Western Washington: comprising Chehalis, Clallam, Clarke, Cowlitz."

      Northern Pacific Railway. St. Paul, Minn. No date. Ca. 1899. - Black and white land map of Western Washington with coverage of areas of Western Oregon adjacent to the Columbia River. Folded map is 10 x 4 inches and opens to full size map 39 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches. The circa 1899 dating is based on mean monthly temperatures from 1890 through 1898. Map depicts several Indian reservations and the lines of the Northern Pacific, Long Beach Ilwaco, Southern Pacific lines (especially in Oregon), the Astoria and Columbia River Railroad, and others. Very good clean condition; several small breaks at folds. Fascinating documentation of the land settlement of the United States fostered by the railroad companies in the late 1800s. Provided on the verso along with photographs showing the wealth of the area (Columbia River salmon, orchards, gill net fishing, logging, etc.) are brief descriptions of Washington counties, paragraphs on "How to Get Government Land" and "Advice to Settlers" plus photographic views of Portland Oregon, Tacoma, and Seattle. Short discussion of Seattle reports a population of approximately 80,000 persons, 21 public schools, 69 churches, 37 newspapers and periodicals, with ship building and marine ways as leading industries. Text reports that Portland, on the other hand, "can safely claim to be the oldest, richest and most populous city in the Pacific Northwest" with a population of 100,000 (20,000 more than Seattle). Map in very good condition, with issues noted. An important early map of a burgeoning region. Listed in six libraries, OCLC Number:35190599 under map title: "Western Washington: comprising Chehalis, Clallam, Clarke, Cowlitz, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skanamia, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whatcom counties."

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        After Big Game in Central Africa. Records of a Sportsman from August, 1894 to November, 1897 when Crossing the Dark Continent from the Mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo … Translated from the French, with an introduction by Frederic Lees

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1899. First edition in English. Frontispiece portrait, 29 plates after photos and drawings, map, and numerous illustrations in the text. xxvii, 330, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth gilt, t.e.g. Spine ends bumped. Very good copy (lower inner hinge tender). First edition in English. Frontispiece portrait, 29 plates after photos and drawings, map, and numerous illustrations in the text. xxvii, 330, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Czech p. 98

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        Jugend. Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben. 1899, Nr. 1 - 52.

      München u.a., Hirth`s, 1899. 2 Bde. 3 n.n. + 421 + 1; 3 n.n. + S. 426 - 875 + 1. OLwd. Komplett. In 2 Halbbänden, Original-Verlagseinband monographiert ID. - Gbrsp., V. leicht fleckig, tlw. kl. Einrisse, leichte Faltspuren, Bd. II: rückw. Deckel fleckig. - Mit Beiträgen von P. Altenberg, R. Auernheimer, J. Barbey d`Aurevilly, O. J. Bierbaum, G. D`Annunzio, A. Daudet, E. Eckstein, G. Falke, K. E. Franzos, L. Fulda, A. v. Gleichen-Russwurm, M. Halbe, P. Heyse, H. v. Hofmannsthal, A. Holitscher, O. v. Leitgeb, D. v. Liliencron, Loki, M. Maeterlinck, , E. Magnus, F. v. Oppeln-Bronokowski, F, v. Ostini, A. v. Perfall, R. M. Rilke, P. Rosegger, H. Salus, P. Scheerbart, J. Schlaf, A. Strindberg, L. Tolstoi, P. Verlaine, E. v. Wolzogen, Zeno, E. Zola, F. v. Zobeltitz u.a., sowie zahlreiche z. T. farbige Lithographien. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Zeitschriften

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        LA DOMENICA DEL CORRIERE.

      Corriere della Sera, 1899. (Codice CW/3521) Folio (38x29 cm) 692 pp. complessive circa. Prima annata completa in 52 numeri rilegati in un volume, rarissima. Preziosa raccolta, migliaia di illustrazioni nel testo, conserva tutte le 104 belle e suggestive copertine a colori di Achille Beltrame. Qualche ingiallitura, strappetti. Volume di grandi dimensioni, legatura dell'epoca in mezza tela con dorso mancante, ancora solida nell'insieme. I primi 5 fascicoli sono staccati, varie pagine interne sono allentate con le inevitabili usure ai margini. L'insieme è completo e genuino, esente da interventi (spesso maldestri) di riparazione. Euro 750.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Houssiaux Alexandre Broché 1899 18 volumes In-8 brochés, Edition définitive illustrée de gravures à l'eau-forte d'après les dessins de Emile Adam, A. Dawant, A.-F. Gorguet, P.-A. Laurens et C. Léandre et précédé d'un essai de biographie littéraire par Henry Céard, édition bien complète, en partie originale illustrée de 54 gravures hors texte et d'un portrait ; fines pliures aux dos, plats quelques fois légèrement salis, bel ensemble assez peu courant,en bon état. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("P. Kropotkin"). Viola Cottage, Bromley, Kent, 7. VI. 1899.

      1899. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An Charles Rowley unter anderem über seine Memoiren ("Memoirs of a revolutionist"): "[...] 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 [...]". - Bl. 2 mit einem kleinen Einriß am oberen Rand, sonst tadellos.

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        Collection of rock specimens from the Holy Land. [Palestine, no date, but late 18th or early 19th century].

      1899. Two olive wood boxes with hinged lid and sliding inside cover, each with 15 compartments within. Ca 10 x 5 x 3 cm each, lids and sides prettily inlaid with mother-of-pearl designs. List of contents (handwritten and printed) to lid interior. A set of two wooden souvenir reliquaries containing specimens of rock fragments collected on various historical sites of the Holy Land, each specimen in its own compartment, the label inside the lid identifiying the locality from where each piece was taken. Among these hallowed spots are the place where the Blessed Virgin Mary was concealed at Bethlehem ("ubi latuit B.V.M. in Betlem"), the house of Zacchaeus the tax collector ("De Domo Zachei"), the place where Christ stood when he announced the last judgment ("ubi predixit iudicium"), where the Blessed Virgin died ("ubi obiit B.V.M."), etc. While one of the labels inside the reliquaries' lid is printed (apparently from a woodblock, in rough characters), the other is hand-lettered; both labels would seem to betray the artisans' comparative unfamiliarity with the Latin alphabet. Inserted in the latter reliquary is a folded octavo leaf of paper with a German translation of all the captions ("Erklärung dieser H.

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        The Wind Among the Reeds

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated 1899 on title page. No erratta slip.) vii, 108 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good with light foxing and corner bumping, gilt well-rubbed (completely gone from spine), former owner's bookplate on paste down, small stub from vintage bookseller listing pasted on ffep with slight offsetting. A nice copy. Professor Virginia Hyde writes, "The Wind Among the Reeds, while setting a terminus to Yeats's early period, has clear continuities with his later poetry, in which mystical, artistic, and apocalyptic themes gain an expanding symbolism.

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        112 Original Signed Watercolours in De Luxe binding with Signed Photograph of the Artist.

      Cynicus 1899 - 12.5 x 18.5" album, half red leather/buckram binding with some decoration and the artist's name in gilt on the front panel. With a photograph of the author on the front pastedown inscribed "Very Sincerely Yours Cynicus. 22nd April 1899." Contains end papers and 52 pages of thick card with 112 original paintings for postcards adhered to them, all but one signed by the artist and all titled by him. The first 8 pages have 1 illustration per page c. 8 x 14.5". The 44 pages following have 2 paintings on each page, c.8.5 x 6.4". Binding is quite clean and bright with a bit of rubbing to the edges. End papers spotted. The contents are in very nice condition. Clearly acid free materials have been used throughout as there is hardly any spotting at all and just a few of the paintings have minor light marks which could well have originated from handling when they were being stuck into the album. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work, a superior set for discerning collectors, unrestored in the original bindings. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this book is compelling in every respect. First, of course, is the inherent merit of the work itself. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who participated in the decisive defeat of the Mahdist forces at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the first edition of The River War is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. In 1902 Churchill (then a new Member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of his criticism of Kitchener for political reasons.  All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. This first edition, first printing set approaches near fine condition, original and unrestored. The illustrated cloth bindings remain square and tight, notably without the gutter breaks or text block looseness endemic to the edition. The bindings are unusually bright, with strong, unfaded color that shows no discernible disparity in brightness between the covers and spine. We note only trivial wear to extremities, a few tiny scuffs, and an unobtrusive .25 inch blemish to the lower left corner of the Mahdi?s tomb gilt on the Volume II spine. The contents remain bright, with moderate spotting intermittent throughout, though substantially confined to page edges, prelims, and blank inner margins. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all of the extensive maps and plans, as well as the frontispiece portraits with their original tissue guards. Apart from spotting, the page edges are impressively bright and clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership inscriptions or bookplates. Per Cohen, first printing, second state, is confirmed by the second quotation mark on p.459 of Vol. II. Each volume is protected with removable, clear mylar and housed in its own blue cloth slipcase. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        Wiener Landwirthschaftliche Zeitung. Allgemeine illustrierte Zeitschrift für die gesammte Landwirthschaft, hrsg.von Hugo Hitschmann. 1899 bis 1924 in 26 Bände.

      Wien,1899-1924, 460x330mm,Halbperkalin.

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

      Wien, ohne Jahr [Ende 1899]. Kl.-8°. 2 S., 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! Versand D: 4,00 EUR Autograph, Autographs

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        La mosquée du Sultan Hassan au Caire. Cairo, Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1899.

      1899. Folio (422 x 522 mm). (8), 34 pp., 20 tables (3 double-sided, 1 coloured) and 9 illustrations within the text. Leaves and plates stored loosely in original decorated dark green cloth portfolio. First edition of this fundamental work on the Sultan Hassan mosque in Cairo, built in 1356/59 during the Mamluk era. One of the largest mosques in the world, it is famous not only for its sheer size, but also for its monumental portal, itself a work of art. - Herz (1856-1919), born a Hungarian in Arad County and trained as an architect in Budapest and Vienna, joined the Technical Office of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in 1882. In 188 he was made head architect of the Cairo "Comité de conservation des monuments de l'art arabe" and head conservator of Arabic monuments at the Egyptian ministry for religious foundations (waqf). His hopes that the publication of the monograph would lead to a commission for restoring the mosque were not to be fulfilled. - Occasional minor edge flaws, but well preserved. Rare: a single copy on the market since 1975. OCLC 7065880.

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        LA MOSQUEE DU SULTAN HASSAN AU CAIRE, OUVRAGE PUBLIE PAR LE COMITE DE CONSERVATION DES MONUMENTS DE L'ART ARABE

      Cairo: IFAO, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. TITLE PAGE IN BLACK AND RED WITH KHEDIVAL ARM, PREFACE BY THE COMMITEE, INTRODUCTION, 34PP OF TEXT IN FRENCH INCLUDING ARABIC AND 8 FIGURES, 20 FULL PAGE PLATES, PLATE 15 FINE COLOURED. THE BOOK IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND LOOSE AS PUBLISHED IN IT'S ORIGINAL FINE ISLAMIC MAMLOUK STYLE DECORATED DARK GREEN CLOTH BINDING. SCARCE AND FINE EX. ON THE ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE MAMLOUK ERA..

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        Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3.

      Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3, Oscar Wilde, Mustard boards with white cloth spine. Condition: In the very good-fine range.Light soiling to original publisher's two-tone mustard and white cloth boards and spine. Later Edition of the First Edition. London, Leonard Smithers, 1899. 8°. 31 pages. Original Hardcover (Quarter vellum with mustard boards).

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