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        The Works.

      London, Printed by The Grolier Society, c.1899 - 14 volumes, octavo (222 × 147 mm). Finely bound in olive green crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt with onlaid floral design, boards richly tooled with onlaid floral design and motifs within a multi-ruled boarder, rules to turn-ins with floral corner-pieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Minor offsetting to endpapers, spines a little sunned, a lavishly ornate set in excellent condition. With photogravures to each volume in two states with one hand-coloured. Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America. Lady Jackson (1824–91) was the wife of diplomat Sir George Jackson, known for accompanying Sir Charles Stuart to Germany and entering Paris with him in 1815, and for his efforts to abolish the slave trade. After his death she edited his papers for publication and then turned her hand to history and art, writing particularly on the French royal court and the literary and artistic culture of Paris.

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        Father Goose [Signed by W. W. Denslow and L. Frank Baum]

      Chicago, IL: George M. Hill, 1899. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Denslow, [William Wallace]. Signed by Author(s). Fourth edition. Pictorial paper over boards, unpaginated. Signed by both author and illustrator. Signed and inscribed by Denslow in front free end paper as thus: "Yours for fun / W. W. DEnslow / Dec 1899 -- There is a drawing of a Monkey in a red trimmed toga with a green laurel crown and red bow. Below is Denslow's trademark signature of DEN with a little seahorse drawing. In another hand is the inscription: To Wee Hazleton / from Puggy Lyons / Xmas 1899. Also, Puggy as Nero is written under the drawing. In the bottom corner, on a small piece of blue paper pasted in is the author's signature with inscription as thus: Most Sincerely / L Frank Baum. The book itself is heavily worn. Spine is off leaving only fabric back strip. Boards are scuffed and edge worn with corners wearing through. Front internal hinge is broken and sewn binding is exposed. Binding is a little loose, but all pages are present and generally clean and crisp. Measures about 8.5 x 11 inches. A remarkable signature and drawing from Denslow, with the monkey predating the appearance of the flying monkeys in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by a year. Also a very rare example of both Denslow and Baum's signatures together.

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        The Novels and Short Stories.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1899?1904. 23 volumes, octavo (207 x 140 mm). Contemporary tan full morocco, titles and centre tool to spines with small dark green morocco onlaid pieces, raised bands, elaborate panelling to boards gilt, turn-ins gilt, cream satin doublures, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces. Light spotting to doublures and occasionally to contents. An excellent set. The Shenandoah Edition. Limited to 204 sets printed on japon paper, of which this is number 73. Additionally signed by the author beneath the portrait frontispiece in the first volume. With an autograph letter signed by the author addressed to his friend, the poet and essayist Edmund Clarence Stedman, in which Stockton refers to a photograph accompanying the letter: "I think it is the best small portrait that has been made of me". The letter is pasted onto the front flyleaf of Volume 1.

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        LITTLE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

      - (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. LITTLE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS by Mabel Humphrey. NY: Frederick Stokes, 1899. 4to (9 x 11 1/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light cover soil and edge wear else VG++. The stories by Mabel Humphrey describe children reinacting famous historical battles such as Dewey at Manila, Schley and Cook at the Bridge at Brooklyn, Raising of the flag at Santiago and others. The illustrations have military figures shown as little cherubic children dressed as adults (girls and boys). Illustrated by Humphrey with 6 wonderful full page chromolithographed plates (printed rectos only) plus many text illustrations done by Mabel Humphrey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reichs-Telegraphenverwaltung gebräuchlichen Apparate. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Berlin Reichsdruckerei 1899 - (27,5 x 23,5 cm). VI, 217 S.; VIII (2) S. Mit 371 Abbildungen auf 193 teils doppelblattgroßen Tafeln. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Der überaus umfangreich und detailliert illustrierte Band ist in die folgenden Kapitel unterteilt: der Morseapparat und die Hilfsapparate für verschiedene Systeme; der Klopferapparat; der Hughesapparat; die Fernsprechapparate und die Meßinstrumente. - Textteil papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Einband etwas bestoßen. Oberes Kapital leicht eingerissen, sonst gut erhalten

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        GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS

      - (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS by Mabel Humphrey. NY: Frederick Stokes, 1899. 4to (9 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips worn, hinges reinforced, few minor margin mends and few pages creased at hinge due to heavy nature of the paper else a remarkably clean VG. Stories by Mabel Humphrey depict Roosevelt's Rough Riders, Dewey at Manila, Schley and Cook at the Bridge at Brooklyn, a Red Cross nurse, Raising the Flag at Santiago, Hobson on the Merrimac, Naval Reserve Girl, The Returning Hero and others all shown as little cherubic children dressed as adults (girls and boys). Illustrated by Humphrey with 12 wonderful chromolithographed plates plus many text illustrations done by Maud's sister Mabel Humphrey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA DOMENICA DEL CORRIERE - 1899 - ANNO PRIMO - RARA PRIMA ANNATA DELLA MITICA PUBBLICAZIONE, Milano, Corriere della Sera, 1899

      1899. unico volume (29 x 37), rilegatura cartonata (molto pulita e senza ferite) mz. tela verde con titoli al dorso. SONO PRESENTI TUTTI i rarissimi 52 fascicoli (pagine 16 cadauno) dal n. 1 del 8 gennaio al num. 52 del 31 dicembre. Con tutte le 104 magnifiche copertine del grande BELTRAME All'interno centinaia di illustrazioni a colori e notizie su tanti argomenti ed i più importanti fatti storici dell'anno 1899. Le condizioni dell'annata sono assai positive ed è sorprendente come il volume sia arrivato a noi cosi'. - anche i fogli interni sono senza macchie e danni. .(a richiesta possiamo inviare foto opportune).

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        Vier Schmetterlinge.

      - Radierung, 1899, auf festem Velin, signiert. 50,3:34,9 cm. – Mit schwachen Lichtrand rundum. Literatur: Günther 44. Eins von 12 Exx. Breitrandiger Abdruck mit Plattenton. Richard Müller war Schüler der Dresdener Akademie unter L. Pohle (1841-1908). Die Begegnung mit M. Klinger (1857-1920) 1895 wurde für seine künstlerische Entwicklung und Laufbahn bestimmend. 1896 erhielt er den Rompreis, seit 1900 war er Professor der Radierklasse an der Dresdener Akademie, wo er bis 1935 – zuletzt als Rektor – lehrte. 1914/15 leistete er Kriegsdienst, seitdem war er ununterbrochen in Dresden tätig. – Richard Müller war ein Meister der Tierdarstellung!

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

      Leeds : Yorkshire Ramblers' Club., 1899, Softcover, 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. Physical description; v. ; 23 cm. Notes; v. 1-1899/1902- V. 6, no. 21 incorrectly called v. 7, no. 21. Numbering continuous no. 1-<25>. Suspended publication, 1914-20. Subjects; Yorkshire Ramblers Club - Periodicals. Mountaineering - Periodicals. Caving - Periodicals. Hiking - Periodicals. Walking - Periodicals. Inventory No: 231520.

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        General Instructions and Local Regulations for the Squadron and Naval Establishments on the China Station, 1899.

      [Hong Kong:] Noronha & Co.,, 1899. Large octavo (241 x 161 mm). Original blue-green cloth, rebacked and recornered in black leatherette, retaining the original skiver corners on the rear board, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Annotations throughout in black (very occasionally red) ink; profuse printed slips with revised regulations tipped in or pasted over existing text; and laid-in foolscap typescript of orders relating to use of the Picket Room with reference to the commander of Tamar and dated 25 October 1900. Sides rubbed and marked, corners of rear board worn, inner hinges reinforced with linen, pale foxing to endpapers, light toning, occasional staining and cockling from adhesive, short closed tear to top edge of pp. 19-20 not affecting text, still very good. An extremely rare station order book printed a few months before the onset of the Boxer Rebellion, untraced in libraries and secondary literature. From the library of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, not marked as such, though copiously revised by annotation or by the insertion of printed slips, fastidiously enumerated in the "Corrections to Station Order Book" on the front pastedown and free endpaper, the first tranche dated 6 June (1899, two months before the beginning of the uprising) and initialled "D.G.S." under "Officer making corrections", the remaining interpolations dated from 19 August 1899 to 21 June 1901 (three months before the Boxer Protocol) and initialled "A.E.P". As the initials evade ascription to any Royal Navy commanders then in China, they appear to belong to junior officers possibly writing on a captain's behalf; on the title-page this copy is hand-numbered 12 of what appears to have been a highly restricted print-run; there is additionally the pencilled inscription "Captain" to the front pastedown, and a foolscap sheet giving notice of the Diseases of Animals Act with regard to the import of dogs, pasted in to page 272, is headed "To be inserted at page 273 of Captain's Copy of Station Order Book". The Chinese defeat in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-5) encouraged a scramble for concessions among the major European powers, especially with regard to trade agreements and missionary privileges. There was soon a violent reaction among the Chinese, culminating in a series of systematic attacks on Europeans, their embassies, and Christian converts in May 1900. On the 28th the British ambassador at Peking telegraphed for assistance, and Admiral Seymour, commander-in-chief of the China station, with HMS Centurion as his flagship and Jellicoe as his flag captain, "assembled a force from the various national squadrons then lying off the mouth of the Peiho (Beihe) River. On 5 June Jellicoe went ahead to assess the most effective method of advance ? after passing Tientsin (Tianjin) the expedition was unable to advance or retreat; the Chinese army, now openly hostile, had destroyed the railway. On 19 June Seymour abandoned the railway, loaded the wounded onto sampans and retreated. The allies had to clear every village on their route, and on 21 June Jellicoe was hit in the chest while leading such an attack. Although the wound was initially considered fatal ? he was evacuated with the rest of the force and made a full recovery ? Returning to his post afloat Jellicoe accumulated considerable experience of foreign armed forces, and was particularly impressed by the professionalism of the German navy. Created CB in 1900, he had demonstrated leadership, courage, and administrative talent. There could be no doubt that he would reach the top of his profession. The Centurion paid off in August 1901" (ODNB). The profuse interpolations, alterations and deletions form a picture of extensive and precipitate revisions of protocol in the lead-up to and during the conflict. Several speak to ongoing struggles and negotiations between the European powers. A notable addition to the section on use of Russian ports in the chapter "Dealings with Foreign Powers" indicates that Russian Empire secured a major concession in preventing British (and perhaps other) ships from entering the Amur River or visiting Nicolaievsk, the Russian trading port established there in 1851; a pasted slip on page 146 incorporates an entirely new article stressing that "Foreign Port Regulations are to be strictly adhered to and are not to be infringed without leave being asked and granted". Other changes might be taken to reflect increasing co-operation, including a pasted slip allowing Japanese authorities to be rewarded for the apprehension of absentee British seamen (p. 163), and a tipped-in slip adding the Italian National Fête Day to Washington's Birthday, the Fourth of July and Bastille Day as occasions on which a British ship may mark at the request of a foreign officer (p. 25). Other emendations range across the entire corpus of naval protocol, including minor changes to dress regulations ("sashes are not to be worn by officers nor N.C.O's over white tunics", p. 41), various administrative and financial practices (the annotated slip to p. 59 ordering that oil for torpedo nets be charged against the ship), signals, drills and exercises, gunnery, equipment, and even the chain of command (an interpolation at p. 173 for instance transferring the charge of the rifle range to the commander over the warrant office "for ease and maintenance"). All the updated regulations are recapitulated in the index for reference, as well as being listed by date at the front of the volume, the whole a superb demonstration of the administrative discipline which undergirded British sea power. Shortly after his return to England in 1901 Jellicoe was promoted steadily up the naval hierarchy, culminating in his appointment at commander of the Grand Fleet in 1914. Despite the initial failure of the Seymour Expedition, the Boxer Rebellion was a considerable success, some years before Jellicoe's much-debated conduct at the Battle of Jutland allowed German propagandists to claim that the spell of Trafalgar had finally been broken.

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        Big Game Hunting In The Rockies And On The Great Plains

      G.P. Putnam's Sons 1899 - Signed limited edition. Number 23 of 1000 copies. Signed by Roosevelt under his photo opposite the title page. Covers are original but spine is new, rebound. Tape along front and rear gutters; front two free endpapers attached to third along left side. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fleurs de cyclamens. Illustrations de Ch. COPPIER.

      Paris, Girard, 1899. In-8, 39 pp., reliure de l'éditeur signée Gastini : chagrin marron, dos à nerfs orné, les plats encadrés de motifs floraux dorés, le titre doré au milieu, plats de couverture conservés. Un poème : « Au Lac dAnnecy » et une nouvelle : « Fleurs de cyclamens » composent ce charmant ouvrage illustré de 10 eaux-fortes en couleurs de Coppier. Le texte est encadré dun filet noir agrémenté de motifs floraux en couleurs. Les eaux-fortes représentant pour la plupart des vues de Talloires ont été réalisées à partir de 3 planches repérées, tirées avec les 3 couleurs primaires, sans aucune retouche. Procédé révolutionnaire dans un art hélas moribond.Le tirage de cet ouvrage a été limité à 115 exemplaires, comportant tous les tirages successifs dune eau-forte.André THEURIET (1833-1907), le plus célèbre des talloiriens dadoption. Fait sa première visite à Talloires en 1864 où il séjourne à lhôtel Beau-Site. Pris par le charme du pays, il loue alors la « Villa des Cyclamens », propriété de léditeur Lemerre. Il devait y revenir de nombreuses saisons. Ses romans talloiriens, au charme désuet, sont néanmoins fort intéressants pour leurs précisions topographiques.

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        "Schlummerlied"/"'s Mieskätzchen". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit wdh. U. O. O. u. D.

      1899. 2 SS. Folio. In lila Tinte. Zwei Lieder für Singstimme und Klavierbegleitung (aus Op. 1, "12 Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte"): Vertonungen von August Montanus' "Schlummerlied" ("Die Abendglocken läuten den müden Tag zur Ruh") und Ludwig Tiecks Lied der Enkelin aus "Rothkäppchen" ("'s Misekätzchen ging spazieren"). - Der aus Dortmund gebürtige Jurist Nodnagel studierte an der Musikhochschule Berlin, bevor er Lehrer am Stern'schen Konservatorium Berlin und Mitarbeiter der "Allgemeinen Musikzeitung" wurde. 1899-1903 wirkte er in Königsberg als Redakteur und Lehrer am Konservatorium, bevor er als Musikschriftsteller und Gesangslehrer nach Berli zurückkehrte. Der Nachlass des Komponisten wird vom Westfälischen Musikarchiv Hagen verwahrt.

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        The Key to Success and Strictly Business.

      Rochester, New York: Michaels, Stern & Co., 1899. 4to, 67, [1]pp., with errata slip, 10 colour chromolithograph fashion plates, numerous text illustrations, decorative advertising on versos of textile samples and chromolith plates, 31 mounted textile samples in wool, worsted wool blends, serge, flannel, cheviot, cashmere-wool blends, and more?all samples clearly marked with prices, and availability, quarter-green cloth over green boards, elaborately decorated & embossed title label on front cover of gold key across gold lettering on red embossed background, red silk thread sewn as issued, blue-green endpapers printed to simulate a linen weave, minor chipping and edgewear to head and foot of spine, edgewear to fore-edges and corners, a few leaves with very slight closed tears at gutter margin, but still a very good copy. An exceedingly scarce and beautifully printed salesman sample catalogue for men's suits, overcoats, and Street Railway Motormen & Conductor uniforms issued just after the Spanish-American War. This catalogue offers invaluable illustrated historical reference for the colours, styles, and fabrics during the Victorian era for professionals, the well-dressed business man, and Railroad uniforms. Of particular interest is the sales advice and advertising recommendations they have included for the retailers of their suits and clothing, interspersed with the plates and fabric samples. The firm was founded by Henry Michaels (1822-1894), one of Rochester's earliest manufacturers of ready-made men's clothing, and would become the longest-lived and largest independent clothing company in Rochester, New York lasting 128 years. From the onset, the company salesmen were so successful they often oversold their stock, and had to often increase output to meet the demand. In 1877, Michaels reorganised the company with his son-in-law Morley Stern, and by 1885 adopted Michaels, Stern & Co. as the company name. Their seven-story building at Clinton Ave & Pleasant remained the company headquarters until 1977 when the firm was dissolved.

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        Les Evenements De Pontax

      Henriot Librairie Conquet Carteret et Cie In 4° Demi Maroquin à Coins Paris 1899 BERGERET Gaston-Les Evenements de Pontax-Ecroiture manuscrite et aquarelles originales d'après Henriot-Paris, Librairie Conquet Carteret et Cie, 1899-In 4° faux titre-Justificatif de tirage, page de titre illustrée en couleurs et 150 pages de texte, écriture manuscrite et aquarelles originales à chaque page de Henriot coloriées à la main-Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires, celui ci est l'un des 175 tiré sur papier Velin du Marais numerotés-Reliure demi maroquin à coins, à gros grain, dos rond orné en long d'un motif "or", tête dorée, plats et pages de garde papier marbré, couverture et dos illustrés conservés-Tirage spécialement fabriqué par les papeteries du Marais-Complet-TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE-FRAIS de PORT (DONNES à TITRE INDICATIF par le site) ETABLIS, AJUSTES en fonction du POIDS, VALEUR et DESTINATION (variable selon PAYS) DE L'OUVRAGE, envoi en RECOMMANDE dès 40 Poids : 1kg 500Très Bel Exemplaire

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        Illustrierte Landwirtschaftliche Zeitung. Amtliche Organ des Bundes der Landwirte,hrsg. Reinhold Rudloff. 1899 bis1926,ohne Jahrgang 1901 und 1906. 28 Bände.

      Berlin, Hignod Ainé 1899-1926, 460x330mm,Halbperkalin.

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        NUEVO MUNDO - Periódico ilustrado (Núm 261 - Enero 1899 / Núm 312 - Diciembre 1899) - 2 volúmenes

      Nuevo Mundo, Madrid 1899 - 22 x 28 cm. Recopilación de 51 números del año 1899 (Falta nº 297). Encuadernación en dos tomos. Conservan cubiertas originales de cada número. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      [Denver: The Burton Society of Denver, Colorado, 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. Contemporary three-quarter blue morocco and marbled boards. 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

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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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