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        Traité d'anatomie humaine

      1899 - 4 forts vol. , T.I: (4), Paris, O. Doin, 1899-1901, in-4, 4 forts vol. , T.I: (4), VII, (1bl), 1000pp.; T.II: (4), 940pp.; T.III: (4), 664pp.; T.IV: (4), 1104pp.;, demi-chagrin bordeaux, dos lisse (Rel. de l'ép.), Quatrième édition, revue et augmentée. Très nombreuses figures en couleur dans le texte. T.I: ostéologie, arthrologie et myologie - T.II: angéiologie, névrologie (système nerveux central) - T.III : névrologie (système nerveux périphérique), organes des sens - T.IV: Appareils de la digestion, de la respiration et de la phonation et uro-génital, embryologie. Bon exemplaire de bonne tenue. Trace de brûlure sur un plat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Importance of Being Earnest.

      London: Leonard Smithers and Co,, 1899. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan. Square octavo. Original pale purple cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt floral motifs from designs by Charles Shannon on spine and covers, untrimmed. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine and top of boards slightly sunned, spine ends a touch bumped, light offsetting from bookplate, occasional minor spotting to text block. A very good copy. First and limited edition, out-of-series copy out of an edition of 1,000 copies. The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde's last play, opened to great acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play was not published in book form until February 1899, after Wilde's release from prison. Richard Ellmann comments that Smithers's handsome editions of Earnest and An Ideal Husband "brought Wilde a little money".

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        FOTOGRAFIA ORIGINAL, MODERNISME CATALA, GRANS DIMENSIONS 50X39 1899

      1899 - FOTOGRAFIA ORIGINAL, MODERNISME CATALA, GRANS DIMENSIONS 50X39 1899. UNIC. REF CARP 39 BIBLIOTECA GT. Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Origines de la France Contemporaine

      1899 - TAINE, Hippolyte Adolphe. Les Origines de la France Contemporaine. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1899-1900. Eleven volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red close-grain morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $1500.Mixed editions of the noted philosopher's innovative analysis of French history, handsomely bound by Blackwell's.Taine's influence on French intellectual culture and literature was enormous. His Origines de la France Contemporaine is a monumental analysis of French history, claiming scientific objectivity. His attempt to understand the contemporary political and social reality of France through its origins in the ancien régime and the Revolution is simply grandiose. In conducting his research, Taine invented a unique form of inquiry, combining history (social, constitutional, and ideological) with sociology and psychology, supported by substantial references to archive material. Yet his innovative working methods have always aroused skepticism from all sides. "Several critics have done me the honor of fighting," he declared, "or sometimes approving, what they call "˜my system.' I have no such claim to a "˜system': I try at best to have a method. A system is an explanation of a work in its entirety; a method is a way to work. I want to work in a certain way, nothing more. Instead of refuting rebuttal, I outline the process that is involved, and hope that it leads to truth. My method requires practice"" if the scholar wants to try it out, he may decide on its effectiveness one way or the other." Taine had a special relationship with the authors of his time, especially Émile Zola. "In page after page, including many of [Zola's] most memorable writings, we are presented with what amounts to a mimesis of the interplay between sensation and imagination which Taine studied at great length and out of which, he believed, emerges the world of the mind" (Philip Walker). Signature of notable collector of English decorative arts Irwin Untermeyer, whose collection for the most part is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Light patches of foxing to first few leaves. A beautifully bound set in near-fine condition. [Attributes: 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)

      Printed in the Engraving and Printing Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington. D.C. 1899 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Fuzanbou (Fuzanbo) 1899-1902 (Meiji 35), Tokyo - 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 c [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        History of Stavropegic first class Solovetsky Monastery].

      Evdokimov Skt. Peterburg 1899 - Large 8vo (30 x 23 cm). VIII, 225, [2] pp., with 27 photogravures and 2 folding plans loosely inserted. Publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettering to upper cover; rubbed, corners bumped. Detailed chronological account of this ancient monastery from its founding in 1430s until the end of XIX century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Graz, 30. III. 1899.

      1899. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ihrer, mir sehr werthen Anfrage entsprechend, bin ich mit der Veröffentlichung meiner 'Sylvesternacht' im Kunstwart (vorbehaltl. des weiteren Verlagsrechtes) einverstanden. Gleichzeitig erlaube ich mir meine Ballade 'Roswitha' (welche von der Kritik höher gestellt wird) zur freundl. Einsichtnahme + Besprechung einzusenden u. bitte um Ihr geehrte Urtheil über dieselbe [...]". - Adolf Doppler war Inhaber einer Musikschule für Klavier, Musiktheorie und -pädagogik, Chor- und später auch Sologesang in Graz, stand mit Hugo Riemann in Verbindung und war als Lehrer und Komponist von vor allem Klavierwerken erfolgreich. "Doppler trat auch als Musikreferent hervor und zählte zum Bekannten- und Freundeskreis von R. Hamerling, Fr. von Hausegger, W. Kienzl, C. Muck und M. Plüddemann in Graz" (MGG XV, 1827). Er hinterließ u. a. eine umfangreiche Sammlung vorwiegend älterer Partitur-Kopien von Werken bedeutender Komponisten.

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        The Arabic Press of Egypt. London, Luzac & Co. (by E. J. Brill at Leyden), 1899.

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

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         Histoire militaire de la révolution de Saint-Domingue.

      Paris Imprimerie Nationale (Berger-Levrault sur la couverture) 1899 In-8 de (2) ff., 555-(1) pp.; demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées, couvertures conservées (reliure moderne). Tiré à part d'une étude publiée dans le Mémorial de l'artillerie de la marine, revue publiée par le ministère de la marine et des colonies. L'illustration se compose de 17 cartes ou plans dont 13 dépliants, d'un tableau dépliant, et de 2 cartes dans le texte. L'ouvrage couvre la période de 1789 à la reconnaissance de l'indépendance d'Haïti, mais il développe plus particulièrement les évènements durant l'expédition du général Leclerc, et du commandement de Rochambeau. Bel exemplaire.

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        LIBERATOR CYCLES & AUTOMOBILES

      Date : 1899 Dimensions : 136x195cm Imp : Caby & Chardin, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en très bon état.

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        SPA CHEMINS DE FER DU NORD

      Date : 1899 Dimensions : 74x106cm Imp : Chromotypographie GEISLER, PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        LE TOURNOI DE VAUPLASSANS - Illustrations de E. Vulliemin

      Borel 1899 - Paris, Librairie Borel, 1899 "Collection Nymphée" - In-8° oblong, belle reliure signée Charles Meunier, demi-maroquin havane à coins, dos lisse orné de fers (fleurets croisés et guirlande florale), pièces de titre en maroquin bordeaux, coins et dos encadrés filets dorés, tête dorée, couv. conservée, frontispice en rouge, illustrations en noir dans le texte ou en planches hors-texte, 412 pp. + table, menus et discrets frottements aux coupes et au dernier plat sinon bel état général. Edition originale, tirage limité à 50 exemplaires, un des 25 sur Chine (exemplaire n°3), paraphe de l'éditeur annoncé mais absent (?). La première de couverture a été doublée par une seconde, sur Japon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U. Wien, 1899.

      1899. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Notenzeile aus Fidelio mit unterlegtem Text: "Komm Hoffnung lass den letzten Stern, den letzten Stern der Müden nicht erbleichen". Gewidmet der Künstlerin Helene von Taussig (1879-1942). - Die Schülerin am Konservatorium in Wien debütierte 1867 am Stadttheater von Olmütz und erhielt im folgenden Jahr ein Engagement als erste Altistin an der Berliner Hofoper (bis 1886). Sie gab mehrere Gastspiele in London und Wien. Als bekannte Wagner-Interpretin wirkte sie bei den Uraufführungen der Götterdämmerung (1876) und des Parsifal (1882) in Bayreuth mit.

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        The Works

      A. & C. Black, London 1899 - Edited by John H. Ingram. 4 vols. Dark blue cloth with gilt spines. T.e.g. Tales, Criticisms, and Poems. Rarely found in this condition. A fine set and rare thus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The River War An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan Edited by Col F Rhodes Illustrated by Angus McNeill

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899.. FIRST EDITION of the author's second book. 2 volumes; large octavo; pp.xxiii + 462; xiv + 499. Illustrated with Frontispiece and other portraits, and 34 maps and plans, many coloured and folding. Wood's second state of Appendix 'C' although Cohen is non-committal on this, which features one minor typographic correction. Finely bound in recent half dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt 'lion rampant' motif to spines, top edge gilt, black endpapers. Internally clean but for a very few marks. Externally fine. An attractive leather-bound set, housed in a fleece-lined buckram slipcase. WSC's second book, written while he was still an Army officer, describes the background to the Sudan conflict between the British forces under Lord Kitchener and the fanatical Islamic Jihadists led by a self proclaimed second prophet of Islam, the relationship of the Upper Nile to Egypt, the murder of General Charles George Gordon in the siege at Khartoum, the political reaction in England, and Kitchener's elaborate preparations for the war. While in the Sudan Churchill participated in the Battle of Omdurman, the last British cavalry charge in battle. Churchill comments at length on the mechanization of war with use of the telegraph, railroad, and a new generation of weaponry.

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        Notes and Fragments: Left by Walt Whitman and Now Edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, One of His Literary Executors

      (London, Ontario: Printed for the Editor by A. Talbot) For Private Distribution Only, 1899, 1899. First edition, number 64 of 225 numbered copies, signed by Traubel. Myerson A17, binding B (there were only three copies in binding A); BAL 21451. A fine copy.. Large 4to, dark blue-green cloth, blind-rules and gilt lettering. An important and substantial collection of literary fragments left by Walt Whitman, many of which pertain to early drafts of Leaves of Grass. Notes and Fragments is a surprisingly scarce book. This is the first copy we have handled in 35 years, and we could find only one copy listed in the first 46 volumes of Bookman's Price Index (Ximenes, Cat 54, 1980).

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        Philoctète -- Le Traité du Narcisse -- La tentative amoureuse -- El Hadj.

      - Paris; Mercure de France, 1899. First edition of Philoctète and El Hadj. 19,5x15 cm. (1, 1 blank), 176, (2, 2 blanks) pp. Contemporary decorated boards with green leather label on spine, uncut edges. Both wrappers are preserved. The spine is slightly faded and the top edge a bit dusty. The wrappers are insignificantly soiled. Contents are clean and bright. No. 77 of 300 copies printed on Vergé d'Arches. Inscribed by the author on the half title to the author and friend, member of the French Academy René Boylesve (1867-1926): "à René Boylesve / en cordial souvenir / André Gide." Naville XIII. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Notes and Fragments: Left by Walt Whitman and Now Edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, One of His Literary Executors

      (London, Ontario: Printed for the Editor by A. Talbot) For Private Distribution Only, 1899 - Large 4to, dark blue-green cloth, blind-rules and gilt lettering. An important and substantial collection of literary fragments left by Walt Whitman, many of which pertain to early drafts of Leaves of Grass. Notes and Fragments is a surprisingly scarce book. This is the first copy we have handled in 35 years, and we could find only one copy listed in the first 46 volumes of Bookman's Price Index (Ximenes, Cat 54, 1980). Myerson A17, binding B (there were only three copies in binding A); BAL 21451 First edition, number 64 of 225 numbered copies, signed by Traubel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meine Reisen im Somallande. Vortrag gehalten am 28. December 1898 in der k.k. geographischen Gesellschaft zu Wien.

      Wien, Selbstverlag, 1899. - 1. Aufl., Original-Broschur, Groß-8°, 32 Seiten. Einband licht nachgedunkelt, Papier altersbedingt gering gebräunt, Bibliotheksstempel (Schloß St. Georg) und kleines Papier-Deckelschildchen. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Bibliothekarisch nicht nachweisbar. Vorderdeckel mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers [Autograph Wickenburg], datiert 1902. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Der Stechlin. Roman von Theodor Fontane.

      - Berlin, W., F. Fontane & Co., 1899, 8°, (2), 517, (1) pp., 1 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen, orig. geprägter Leinenband; Rücken hinterlegt, feines Exemplar. Erste Buchausgabe des neben Effi Briest literaturgeschichtlich bedeutendsten Fontane-Romans, sein letztes, "in artistischer Beziehung . am weitesten über seine Epoche" hinausragendes Werk (Thomas Mann). - - "Im Stechlin ging es ihm . weniger um Klassenfragen als darum, eine Möglichkeit zu suchen, wie eine individuell realisierte Menschlichkeit über die geschichtlich aufbrechenden Klassengegensätze hinweg sich glaubwürdig formulieren und vermitteln ließe" (KLL). Fontane selbst berichtet über seinen Altersroman an A. Hoffmann: "Zum Schluß stirbt ein Alter und zwei Junge heiraten sich; - das ist so ziemlich alles, was auf 500 Seiten geschieht . Alles Plauderei, Dialog, in dem sich die Charaktere geben, mit und in ihnen. Natürlich halte ich dies nicht nur für die richtige, sondern sogar für die gebotene Art einen Zeitroman zu schreiben" (Briefe II, Berlin 1968, p. 424). - - Schobeß 260. Borst 4329 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Hafen von Dortmund: Denkschrift zur Feier der Hafeneinweihung am 11. August 1899

      83 pp. text discussing the construction of the harbor, bridges, and other structures and buildings associated with the harbor, text illustrations, 7 excellent engraved photographic plates showing views of the harbor, 4 color maps (2 fold-out, 1 double page). Large 4to. Cloth, lightly rubbed. Dortmund n.d. (circa 1899).

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        Association Football

      George Newnes 1899 - With contributions by Rev. W.W. Beveridge, A.H. Tod, "Old Forester", A.T. Hay, E. Tudor-Owen and "An Old Boy" (T.S. Oldham). A key early volume on the game, first published in 1899. The author was a leading football administrator around the turn of the century and founder of the Corinthians in 1882. First edition. 8vo. xii + 412pp. + 32pp publisher's catalogue in the rear. Frontis. (tissue-guard), 19 plates, illustrations in the text. Original green cloth, head of spine rubbed, corners a little bumped. Gilt figure of a footballer kicking the ball to upper cover, title in gilt lettering to the spine, gilt bright all over. Ownership signature of Charles Stewart Caine (editor of Wisden) and bookplate of the Sussex cricketer Robin Marlar. A very good copy of this football classic. [Seddon, 16]

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        Leaves of Grass (Deathbed Edition)

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

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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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