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         THE ENGLISHMAN IN CHINA DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA: As As Illustrated in the Caree

      - London 1900, Blackwood.Original red cloth, 2 vols., 442+510p 6 maps, index, appendix, 30 illustrations, an exceptionally clean & bright copy, a tiny bit of spine fading, else a nice copy. RARE FIRST EDITION Covering Alcock's life as an army surgeon, sent to China, the first war, treaty of 1842, fruits of war, intercourse in Canton 1842-47, New treaty ports: Foochow, Amoy, Ningpo, and Shanghai. The Tsingpu affair, rebellion, Chinese Maritime Customs, Alcock's departure from Shanghai. * Consul Alcock's views, trade under the treaty of Nanking: tea, silk, opium, Chinese exports, British exports, native trade, traders, Macau, Hong Kong, Piracy, Arrow War, treaties of 1858 & 1860. * Japan: his part in the treaties & negotiations, assassination period 1860-61, 1862-64, Tycoon's dilemma, crisis, Birth of New Japan, Diplomatic body-Tsushima, trade and traders. * Alcock in Peking 1865-69, British legation, foreign life in Peking, emigration, Korea, treaty revisions, missionary problem: Tientsin Massacre of 1870. Expansion of intercourse: Russia, Japan aggressive, Korea opened, Murder of Margary. * Also covers essays on tea, silk, economics, trade, Canton, Macao, Shanghai, Peking, Yangtze River, Formosa, opium, shipping, Hong Kong, piracy, Lord Elgin's missions, new ports opened. * Japan: treaties & their negotiators, assassination period 1860-61. * Korean Imbroglio 1882-85, Port Hamilton episode 1855-57. Tibet, Tonking quarrel, resettlement of the Far East &c. Volume I: China; Vol. II: Japan, Korea & Formosa. *** FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. A major primary resource by Alcock [1809-1897] who was personally involved with the diplomatic efforts & negotiations. * A most important & valuable primary reference work. Complete as issued with all maps and plates. S C A R C E ! ***

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         LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA.

      - Pp. xiv+498+[2](advertisements)+32(publisher's catalogue, dated 10/99), 4 maps (3 folding, one of which is coloured), 4 plans (1 full page); pictorial fawn cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, red, and black, slightly soiled, edges lightly rubbed, with a couple of tiny bruises, the spine slightly creased; bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown, small closed tear to top fore-corner pp. 127/8, a little light foxing; Longmans, Green, London, 1900. First edition. Cohen A4.1.a; Woods A4. *Based largely on despatches he sent to the \i Morning Post , Churchill described this book as 'a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War . [including] a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith' [Introductory Note]\}. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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         GENS DE LA NOCE LES BATAILLES DE LA VIE

      Paris: PAUL OLLENDORFF, 1900. XIIIED. BROSSURA. DISCRETO. 12 19. USATO

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         Le pain quotidien. (= La vie en France au début du XXe siècle).

      4. Mit 16 pochoirkolor. lithogr. Tafeln, 2 (1 kolor.) zusätzlichen Folgen der 16 Lithographien, 6 weiteren, nicht verwendenten Lithographien u. einer sign. mont. Federzeichnung von Pierre Leconte. 356 S., 1 Bl. - Angeb. - Fargue, Léon-Paul. Présentation de 1900. (= La vie en France au début du XXe siècle). Ebda., 1944. Mit 12 Illustrationen von Dignimont. 20 nn. Bll. (die beiden ersten weiß), Rotbrauner HMaroquin-Bd. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden m. etw. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. den eingeb. OUmschlägen. Erste Ausgaben. - Ad 1) Nr. XCII von C (ges. 400) Exemplaren auf vélin d'Arches mit den zusätzlichen Folgen, den nicht verwendenten Lithographien u. der Orig.-Federzeichnung. - Ad 2) Nr. XCII von CL (ges. 625) Exemplaren auf vélin d'Arches. - Einband tlw. etw. berieben. Hintere Rückenkante am oberen Kapital etw. angebrochen. Die unbeschnittenen Ränder tlw. min. gebräunt. - Ad 1) Monod 9264. - Ad 2) Vgl. Monod 4465.

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         Poster]: Base Ball! Alumni vs. College. Tuesday, June 26 at 3 P.M. on the Oval. See the Daily Dartmouth for Names of Players

      Dartmouth College, [Hanover, New Hampshire 1900 - Poster or broadside. 15.5" x 21.5". Several old folds, some modest paper remnants on the verso (presumably removed from an album), some small chips and tears, a large, attractive, and presentable good example. Shrinkwrapped and mounted on foamcore.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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         Ian Hamilton's March. Together with Extracts from The Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War in Pretoria.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tool in compartments, single rule to boards, signature block to front board, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. With Portrait, Maps and Plans. First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST AND CONGRESS OF ROUGH RIDERS OF THE WORLD

      [Paris, 1900. 77pp. including numerous illustrations, plus advertisements. Original pictorial wrappers. Some slight chipping and wear. Internally clean. Near fine. An unusual Paris edition of the program. Self-styled twelfth edition of this elaborate Wild West Show program, illustrated with woodcuts and halftones, including portraits of Gen. Custer and many Indian chiefs. One of the illustrations depicts the Wild West Show performers riding around the Coliseum. The front wrapper shows Buffalo Bill riding a white horse with the French tricolor and American flags in the background. Throughout the program are scores of additional photographs, including dramatic western scenes. The text features biographies, testimonials, stories of Buffalo Bill's exploits, and more. A good view of the West of the European imagination.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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         The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Autograph Edition, with Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles in Twenty-Two Volumes. [with] Nathaniel Hawthorne [biography] by George E. Woodberry

      Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston 1900, 1902 - . . . . Ltd. edition: no. 158 of 500 signed & numbered copies. 8vo, hardcover, no dj's. 22 volumes, plus Woodberry's biography of Hawthorne comprising an additional, 23rd, matching volume. Beautifully bound in olive green half morocco leather, marbled boards & endpapers; 5 raised bands at spine w/ decorative gilt in the compartments; top edge gilt, page edges untrimmed. Volume 1 is signed on the limitation page by the author's daughter Rose Hawthorne Lathrop as well as the publisher. Each volume includes a distinctive color frontispiece by a different illustrator, plus a tissue-protected reproduction of that frontis. plate signed in pencil by the volume's illustrator. Numerous eminent illustrators are represented, among them Howard Pyle, Childe Hassam, Frank E. Schoonover, Anna Whelan Betts, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Alice Barber Stephens, and others. Vg+ condition overall: most volumes near fine, exteriors clean, corners sharp, little to no outer rubbing; however, spines of all volumes lightly sunned to a matching degree: originally green leather spines now appear to be the same matching shade of brown; gilt spine decoration & title lettering remain bright. Very occasional, mild foxing to some volumes, confined chiefly to margins. Six volumes show a pale water-stain around the margins of pages: in 4 of the 6, this affects only the frontis. plates through title page, fading away thereafter. Overall a very handsome set, contents unmarked, bindings & hinges quite firm. Each volume appx. 350 pp., illus. w/ tissue-protected plates. Includes a 23rd volume showing the same limitation number (no. 158), in matching binding: George E. Woodberry's biography of Hawthorne, 302 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Photographies de Rome

      Fratelli Beretti, negozianti di oggetti sacri ecc., piazza della Minerva, 1900. Album (cm. 32x24), 32 fotografie all’albumina applicate su cartoncino rigido. Legatura editoriale in mz. pelle con nervi, fregi e titolo oro al ds. Piatti in tela con titolo all’anteriore. Carte di guardia decorate. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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         The Book of Common Prayer, And administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England . ; [together with] Hymns Ancient and Modern . ; [and] The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments .

      Oxford: printed at the University Press; William Clowes and Sons, London, [c. 1900] - Sextodecimo (140 x 88 mm). Contemporary brown crushed morocco for J. & E. Bumpus Ltd of Oxford Street, floral decoration in gilt to spine, frames to covers in gilt, metallic dark orange endpapers, gilt edges, brown silk page markers. Housed in the red cloth solander box. Boards slightly sprung, an excellent, clean copy. With 6 colour maps. An attractively bound and easily readable collection of the Book of Common Prayer, with the full text of the Bible and a book of hymns. Date slip for 11 January 1916 with Henry Longfellow quote laid-in.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Quo vadis

      - Editions de la Revue Blanche, Paris 1900, 12x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, uno dei cinque copie numerate in Cina, uno dei nostri fuori commercio ingiustificata, edizione deluxe. Binding metà blu navy marocco, della colonna vertebrale con cinque nervi decorato con gli ornamenti dorati, Golden Data coda tracce di attrito sulla mascella, parte del titolo e il nome dell'autore in marocco marrone, filetto dorato sulle copertine, piatti, contreplats guardie e carta marmorizzata, copertine e dorsi conservati, testa dorata, contemporaneo vincolante firmato Franz. Alcuni foxing inevitabile in considerazione della qualità di questo lavoro colpisce principalmente i margini e alcune fette di fogli.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, le nôtre un des hors commerce non justifié, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, date dorée en queue, quelques traces de frottements sur les mors, pièce de titre et nom de l'auteur de maroquin marron, filet doré sur les plats, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque signée de Franz. Quelques inévitables rousseurs au regard de la qualité de ce papier affectant principalement les marges et les tranches de certains feuillets.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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         Instruments de Musique : Materiel, Procedes et Produits, a l'exposition universelle internationale de 1900, a Paris. Rapport du Comite d'installation. Musee retrospectif de la Classe 17.

      P., imp. André Eyméoud, sd (1900). In-4, demi-maroquin grège, dos lisse, plats de vélin crème ornée d'une décoration florales (signée JA) à l'adresse du Ministre de l'industrie, filets et roulettes dorés, signet tricolore, tête dorée imp. sur papier couché, 119 pp. Figures dans le texte, planches hors-texte sous sepentes, bandeaux et lettines. Figures et planches sous serpente d'après Hans Burgkmair, Charles, Israel van Mecken, Miris gr. par Chenu. Belle reliure (un peu passée et cintrée) de présent. Rédigé par Albert Jacquot (1853-1915), luthier et auteur d'études sur les arts et la lutherie en Lorraine, avec la collaboration de Eugène de Bricqueville<. Représentations d'altos, archicistre, archiluth, basse de viole, basson, cistres, cithare, clavecins, clavicorde, calissoncini, contrebasse, cornemuses, cornets, cors, épinette, flûtes, forte-piano, guitares-lyre, guitares, harpes, instruments de cuivres de l'invention de Sax, instruments à bouche, à vent et à anche, lyres, mandolines, mandores, musettes, orgues, pandore, pianos, pochettes, psalterion, quintons, rebec, serpents, tambourins, tambours, teorbe, timbales, triangles, trombones, trompettes marines, tympanons, vièles, vielles, violes, violoncel, violoncelles, violons.

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         Die Insel. Monatsschrift mit Buchschmuck und Illustrationen, herausgegeben von O. J. Bierbaum, A. W. Heymel und R. A. Schröder. I. Jahrgang. 2. Quartal, No. 4. Januar. 1900

      Schuster und Loeffler (W. Drugulin, Leipzig), Berlin und Leipzig 1900 - The 6 large or full-page illustrations and the text illustrations, just as the illustrated title page for Hofmannstahl's Der Kaiser und die Hexe, are designed by Heinrich Vogeler. First edition. With the signature of the contributor, Detlev von Liliencron on p. 67. Printed on thick, handmade paper. In publisher's patterned wrappers, with title vignette on the front panel. 118 p. Illustrated literary and art magazine, contains besides other works, Hofmannsthal's "Der Kaiser und die Hexe", Robert Walser's poem "Glück", and it is signed by Detlev von Liliencron after his poem. Die Insel was one of the most important German literary magazines of early modernism, published between 1899 and 1901. Cover chipped. Pages untrimmed. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's patterned wrappers, with title vignette on the front panel First edition. With the signature of the contributor, Detlev von Liliencron on p. 67. Printed on thick, handmade paper. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         COLLECTION OF 51 EARLY B.W. COLLOTYPE POSTCARDS IN A JAPANESE LACQUER ALBUM.]

      - N.p. ca. 1900-1915. Black lacquer Japanese accordion album 34.5 x 27.5 cm., 4 post cards per page side,51 cards in all, very good, solid, mounted under threads, silk painted pages, cloth spine, some small chips to corners else solid. RARE ! *** *** *** . . . COLLECTION OF 51 EARLY KOREAN PICTORIAL POSTCARDS . . . BEAUTIFULLY CONTAINED IN A PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER ALBUM . * This is an amazing and superb collection of fifty-one period black & white collotype photo postcards. Each card is slipped under orange threads to hold them in place, the last 4 cards inside the back cover are held down with old silver photo corners. . *** THE SUBJECTS: This collection was probably compiled by a Japanese who was working or visiting Chosen, Japan held Korea. The probable dates of the postcards range from about 1900-a dated post mark of 1912. . The collection covers some great rarities. A double-postcard panoramic view of Seoul, followed by other "bird's-eye views of Seoul, [Japanese] Governor-General's Residence, other government buildings, palace views, temples, gates, pagodas, main streets, parks, prostitute quarter, Keisang beauty, and a good number of women, girls, priest, dress, common people, itinerant sellers, street stalls, sellers, occupations, rural views, the Chosen Hotel & Korean Nobleman. . *** THE ALBUM. The album is black lacquer over wooden boards, typical of the turn-of-the-century -1920's type album. This one is however, very special, in that the thick pages are all silk gauze covered, and then color painted with lovely floral and other designs, then four threads are sewn in place to hold the corners of the postcards. The album has cloth covered pages that match the end coverings. It appears that a new spine of cloth was done at some time. The cover design sows a Japanese Rickshaw man pulling a Japanese woman in a rickshaw before a large Mt. Fuji. All of the painting is done in gold against a back background, with some touches of red to enhance here and there. The faces of the two people are "mother-of-pearl" and the man's face is complete and nice, while the woman passenger in the rickshaw has some loss and about half is present. . *** CONDITION OF THE LACQUER ALBUM: The album corners have lack some lacquer, and there are a few small cracks or bumps and scuffs to the front cover. The back cover has a few small pieces missing from the corners, back by and large in very nice condition. See also above "THE ALBUM" for other condition comments. . *** HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF KOREA: In 1910, an already militarily occupied Korea was a forced party to the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. The treaty was signed by Lee Wan-Yong, who was given the General Power of Attorney by the Emperor. However, the Emperor is said to have not actually ratified the treaty according to Yi Tae-jin. There is a long dispute whether this treaty was legal or illegal due to its signing under duress, threat of force and bribes. . Korean resistance to the brutal Japanese occupation was manifested in the nonviolent March 1st Movement of 1919, during which 7,000 demonstrators were killed by Japanese police and military. The Korean liberation movement also spread to neighboring Manchuria and Siberia. . *** THE POSTCARDS: Captions in both English & Japanese, found inside of the " " marks, where these marks are absent, there was no caption. . 1. "VIEW OF SEOUL" A very rare double-panoramic black & white photo postcard, showing the old city, with just a few larger buildings, the balance are small houses, the center fold is intact which is quite RARE and unusual to find in such excellent condition. Being a double card, we count this as two cards. . 2. "BIRD'S EYE VEIW OF KEIJI CITY" . 3. "BIRD'S-EYES VIEW ON SEOUL" . 4. "BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF KEIJI CITY" . 5. "MAIN STREET. SEOUL" . 6 "TOKUSON MOHANJO OF GOVENOR GENERAL" . 7 "THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OFFICE CHOSEN" . 8. "THE KOREAN GOVERNMENT GENERAL OFFICE, SEOUL" . 9. "KOREAN-GOVERNMENT, KEIJO" .

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         Album with 95 photographs of Cairo and Helwan

      ca. 1900. Original photographs, 95 silver prints, ca. 8,5 x 8,5 cm, 4to oblong cloth. Pictures of Gezireh Palace Hotel, Citadelle, Zoological garden, mosques, streetlife, harem, barage, Heleopolis, Gizeh, Pyramids, Temple, El Hayad. KEYWORDS:egypt/cairo/helwan/photo

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         PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF THE GERMANS IN PEKING DURING THE BOXER-REBELLION 1900-1901

      - China n.d. ca. 1900-1901. 3/4 Gilt-stamped leather over buff cloth, very good, 25 x 29 cm., 30p., 26p. with photos, 2 per side = total of 104 photographs,16 x 11 cm., all very clean, albumen type, bit of fading, but clear, strong images. RARE! This is a wonderful and quite rare album. It shows the German contingent sent to China to join in the defense of foreign embassies in Peking during the 1900 uprising of the siege of the Boxers. The work begins with the group aboard the S.S. Strassburg from Bremen, and their landing in the German colony of Tsingtao, Tsingtau. From there, it was a long trek down to Peking in the snowy winter. Classic photos posed for the camera & history [4 in all]. Arrival in China with more classic poses of the German troops before Chinese sights and in a temple where they were stationed. One shows large wooden cases of their supplies stacked up in the temple garden with the commanders posing for a lovely memor- ial photos. Well taken photographs by the group's photograp- hic officer, nicely composed and carefully taken, these are NOT tourist snap shots ! These average two photos per page. * A group of German military men pose before a wide variety of Chinese pagodas and sights, some in long capes, spiked helmets, with Chinese officials ! Their arrival in Peking during a heavy snowfall in 1900 is documented by a series of superb & rare photographs from the Summer Palace where the lake is frozen ! Magnificent but frozen Peking sights, architectural views, palaces, Germans on the move with horse and carts through the snow as they deployment on orders to defend the foreign legations. Inside a legation taking lunch [tiffin]; outside two or three Chinese Boxers were executed hands bound they lay face down in the snow. More photos of travel along the way, wonderful Chinese scenery & buildings, architecture, snowed in barracks, their visit to the Great Wall in the dead of winter with snow sprinkled all over, a passage through Chinese villages and towns with long columns of German troops. One comic and lovely image of a German dressed in Chinese clothes, another in a Chinese garden. A German celebration, Chinese and German open-air trial where the accused Chinese are on their knees before a magistrate, Germans playing badminton, leisure time in a garden, soldiers packing medical supplies on horses, and German headquarters &c. * PEKING: A lovely series of photos showing the great sites of Peking and the Imperial Palace, large battalion of German soldiers on parade, another shows them marching to a great hall, destruction of Chinese buildings, superb views of fine Chinese architecture, lakes, bridges, bas-reliefs, the Great Buddha with soldiers taking a memorial snap shot. A fascina- ting photo of "Coal Hill" and stunning panoramic bird's eye view of the Forbidden City. Interiors of the Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven, Emperor's throne, the great walled city, Germans guarding Chinese buildings, Japanese Embassy, Chine- ese gates and walls showing Chinese children saluting a German officer. Magnificent temples and Fu-dogs, Germans playing tourists taking commemorative photos before many great sights. Fascinating photographs of ordinary Chinese who mug for the German camera with a German officer standing in the background, pagodas, Chinese officials, and photos of the German cemetery with tribute paid to fallen comrades. Huge temple guardians, stone bride & others. * A final pair of photos grace the last page the upper shows a large contingent of Germans on parade as they are reviewed by their officers on horse-back, the lower shows them aboard a train, in preparations for departure back to Germany, thus ending the album. The remaining five pages are blank. * This album is an excellent example of the German contingent in China during the historic Boxer Rebellion [1900-1901]. It is also a primary record of what they did, where they went, acting as tourists during free moments. Recording photos of the great and small

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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         Gli eroi del Gladiator. La ferrovia transafricana del XX secolo.

      Casa editrice Calzone-Villa,, Roma 1900 - Edizione originale in esemplare di estrema bellezza. Testo e 300 disegni di Yambo in nero e a colori. Prima illustrazione a doppia pagina come Carta illustrativa ad intelligenza del testo con relativa spiegazione. Opera dedicata "A mio figlio che forse un giorno avrò". Dall'Indice: Prefazione. Il segreto del minatore. La vendetta di Luigi Dalteno. Nell'impero dei cannibali. Le vittorie della scienza. L'eredità di Giacomo Stuhlman. Esemplare perfettamente conservato in ogni sua parte e totalmente editoriale. Splendida ed introvabile legatura editoriale in tutta tela interamente illustrata a colori, titoli e dati tipografici all'interno della scena al piatto anteriore e al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. XI, 1, 404, in 8° grande (200 x 280 mm) [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Photographic Portrait mounted on the back of a Pocket Mirror

      1900 - Small gold-colored filigree pocket mirror, with a mounted portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt at approximately fourteen years of age. The portrait is surrounded with tiny pearls, housed in a small, satin mesh string-tied bag. The mirror is cracked but is otherwise intact and stable, the portrait of Roosevelt and the rest of the mirror and bag are in fine condition. This mirror was presented by Eleanor Roosevelt to Jane Plimpton Plakias. She was a Vassar student who attended a leadership conference at Campobello, the Roosevelt's home in Maine, where she met the First Lady. Plakias later invited Roosevelt to Vassar to speak, and still later served with her on a Refugee Protection Plan. They became lifelong friends. Plakias appeared on a PBS documentary about Roosevelt.

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         7 paintings, all leaves of approximately 46 x 32 cm. (the sheet), watercolour or gouache, pencil outlining, metallic paints, on paper.

      Original art. 1900 - N.p. [The vicinity of Kalighat, Kali Temple, Calcutta], unsigned, n.d., 1800s-1900. Patinated, evenly browned paper, some contemporaneously splashed lightly with paint revealing the haste with which they were produced. In very good condition. A few of the secular images are rare, we cannot find a similar oval double portrait in the V&A's collection of 600 or so. Khalighat paintings are being bought up with alacrity at auction in recent years. Kalighat painting emerged in the early nineteenth century and went away in the first third of the twentieth century. It is a synthesis of traditional Indian folk art practised by the Patua caste and derived from scroll painting and the influence of western art school teaching. It was dismissed as 'bazaar art' by many because the practitioners supplied the pilgrim and tourist trade with populist, secular, often tabloid themed material, as well as pictures of the Hindu gods for the trade around the temple of Kali, Khaligat, Calcutta. The style is characterised by bold use of opaque watercolour with rapidly executed brush strokes. Identifiable images, supplied therein include Lord Krsna playing his flute, the folk goddess Devi holding snakes and scenes from at least one popular story of the day that is similar to, or an interpretation of, the story of 'Nabin and Elokeshi'.

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         Sailing Alone Around the World.

      The Century Co, New York 1900 - First edition of "the finest single-handed adventure story yet written" (Seafarer). Octavo, original blue cloth. Pictorially stamped in silver and green, top edge gilt. Signed by author on the half-title page with a particularly nice inscription, "You must then know that you know the sea" Joshua Slocum onboard the Spray The Pan American Exposition Aug 29th 1901." In very good condition with rubbing and wear to the spine tips, contemporary inscription above Slocum's. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. Sailing Alone Around the World was published by Century Company in 1900. The sailing memoir records Slocum's amusing experience as the first person to sail around the world alone. National Fisherman called it "[a] literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written," but interest extends beyond mere sea-aficionados. Excitement for the voyage was universal, and Slocum was awaited by admirers at his ports. To these he gave popular lectures and lantern-slide shows upon his arrival, including the English writers Edwin Arnold and Arthur Ransome. The memoir was first published in installments before its popularity became such that it was issued in lavishly illustrated book form. Slocum conveys an appreciably casual, almost self-deprecating, style. Contemporary reviews speak as well of it even now as "one of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure" (Sports Illustrated). "There is so much to this book that it is not surprising that it is has been continually in print since 1889.this book has literary merit, thoughtful and beautifully written and packed with incident" (Nautical Magazine). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         A critical exposition of the philosophy of Leibnitz.

      Cambridge University Press 1900 - Octavo. xvi, [ii], 311pp., original blue cloth gilt, light wear to head of spine. A fine example of the first edition of Russell's first strictly philosophical work, one of the most important studies of Leibniz ever published. It established an approach to studying philosophers of the past that emphasises the philosophical rather than the historical. In Russell's own words, `Philosophic truth and falsehood, in short rather than historical fact, are what primarily demand our attention in this inquiry.' His interpretation emphasised the logical and deductive power of Leibniz's system in opposition to the standard interpretations that had previously led Russell to believe that the Monadology (one of Gottfried Leibniz's best known works representing his later philosophy) was a kind of fantastic fairy tale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE GREY FAIRY BOOK

      Longmans Green & Co, London 1900 - xii, 387pp, black & white illustrations, some full page, frontispiece with tissue guard, black endpapers, all edges gilt, original gilt-decorated grey cloth. Bright, fresh copies of this popular series are seldom found. Size: 7.5 x 5 Inches [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Gregg Typing - 3 Bundle Set

      McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York 1900 - Titles include: Gregg Typing, 191 Series, Book One: General Typing (1962) and Book Two: Office Production Typing(1963) by John L. Rowe, Alan C. Lloyd and Fred Winger. Additional volume: Gregg Typing for Colleges, Intensive Course, Series Four(1979). by Lloyd, Winger, Rowe, Poland, Hanson and Rossetti. 0070382522. This volume is in VG condition / All volumes: previous owner's name on inside cover. Selected pages may contain some light pencil markings and/or residue of pencil markings. Some wear along the edges. Tips are slightly bent. Some rubbing wear to covers. Binding is as tight for the first two volumes. Selected volumes may contain some odor from prior storage. ONLY SOLD AS A BUNDLE SET. THIS IS A VERY HEAVY AND OVERSIZE SET. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS PRIORITY DOMESTIC ORDERS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Bibliography of the Complete Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Being a Chronologically arranged List of the Several Editions and Reprints, from the First Edition MDCLIII until the Year MCM

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. First edition, no. 81 of 102 copies on Van Gelder paper. Printed by the De Vinne Press in the Month of September, 1900. Portrait of Walton as Frontispiece, signed in pencil, lower right "T. Johnson", engraved title leaf, with 86 photo-engraved reproductions of title-pages in text. [viii], 204 pp.; [1] f. (errata), [1] f. (imprint). First leaf is a blank. 1 vols. 4to. Original three quarter blind stamped vellum and drab boards, spine titled in gilt, upper board stamped in gilt, lower board in blind, uncut. Near fine copy, lightly rubbed (minor soiling to lower board; imprint leaf toned). First edition, no. 81 of 102 copies on Van Gelder paper. Printed by the De Vinne Press in the Month of September, 1900. Portrait of Walton as Frontispiece, signed in pencil, lower right "T. Johnson", engraved title leaf, with 86 photo-engraved reproductions of title-pages in text. [viii], 204 pp.; [1] f. (errata), [1] f. (imprint). First leaf is a blank. 1 vols. 4to. "to enjoy the pleasure, to a collector of angling literature, of recording the results of his investigations" Wood's investigations into the Compleat Angler and the beautiful presentation of this information earn him a place alongside George Bethune and Thomas Westwood as perpetual votaries at the shrine of Walton. The illustrations of title pages remain of interest. Scarce. Coigney p. 384

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         AN ALBUM OF 86 PERIOD CAMBODIAN & ANGKOR POSTCARDS.

      [Saigon/Phnom Penh n.d. ca. 1900-1907, Pierre Dieufefils et al.]. Brown cloth album, black pages, 86 b. w. postcards put in slits in each page, 2 cards back to back, album size: 23 x 13 cm., all cards very good, clean, a few vith messages. *** *** AN ORIGINAL PERIOD PHOTO POST CARD ALBUM This is a lovely collection of 48 old collotype photo postcards, together with 38 photo postcards of Angkor that appear to be newer, date unsure, probably 1920's-40's. All are black & white except for one which is hand-colored. The first group of 80 odd cards are on Cambodia in general, while the last group of 49 cards are all on various views of Angkor. THE SUBJECT & CONTENTS: General Cambodia: The album begins with 4 postcards of the King of Cambodia, views of the Royal Palace, gardens & gardeners, Cambodian classical dancers, several processions of Royal Elephants on promenade in Phnom Penh, Cambodian woman, girl, mother & child, native boys, various Cambodian people, soldiers, great monuments, pagodas, street processions & celebrations, famous streets, canals, houses, Buddhist priest houses, ox drawn carriages &c. Angkor: Begins with a lovely "Souvenir d' Angkor done in a collage of photos spelling out "Angkor," followed by New Siemreap Hotel, the Siamese village in Siemreap, Buddhist priest homes, Angkor-Vat, pagodas, many views of Angkor-vat and environs, Angkor-Thom, Ta-Prohm, Le Baphoun, Le Bayon, Neak-Pean &c. PIERRE DIEULEFILS: A good number of these postcard photographs were taken by Pierre Dieulefils, the famous French photographer who worked in Hanoi, where he had a photo studio, and also sold his photo postcards. He traveled widely in Indo-China, where he took historic photographs of the people, ethic minorities, scenery, French-influenced government buildings, common people and a wide variety of images recording the way of life of these peoples from around 1899 onwards. He often visited Laos, Cambodia and most all places in both the north, central and south Vietnam. See us for a copy of his excellent and most famous pictorial reference book: PIERRE DIEULEFILS, PHOTOGRAPHE-EDITEUR DE CARTES POSTALES D'INDOCHINE, we may have it in stock. See below for details on this marvelous resource. Dieulefilis took a large number of photographs of Cambodia, and these cards were published by him in Saigon and other places. Each of his photographed postcards are all marked with his red logo in a lower corner, numbered, and with French captions stating the place and subject matter. His photographs are classics, nicely composed and always clear and sharp. Other cards are photographed by different photographers, such as Victor Fievet, Claude, Plante, F.H. Schneider, others are unnamed or at least we have not pulled out every item to see the photographer's name. One or two are actual photographs made into postcards. RARITY: Finding a substantial collection like this one is uncommon. We seldom have such a stunning collection showing a broad view in photographs of old Cambodia. The postcard condition is excellent, as is the cloth album binding. CONDITION: The majority of the cards are unused, 9 are with messages penned as well as cancelled postage stamps, some with dates, that show from 1904-1908. All postcards are in very good or better condition, with out damage. The brown cloth album has "Postal Souvenirs" stamped in gold on the front cover, all pages are held firm by a brown cord tied, with brass insert fittings to hold the pages in alignment, very clean condition. The leading edges of all pages are deckle cut. REFERENCE: VINCENT, Thierry. PIERRE DIEULEFILS, PHOTOGRAPHE-EDITEUR DE CARTES POSTALES D'INDOCHINE. This is the one and only single and most excellent illustrated reference on the subject. Issued in a small printing, the book has been out of print for many years. It concerns the Dieulefilis postcards of Tonkin, Annam, Cochin-chine, Cambodge, Yunnan, Chine [Peking & Yunnan]. NOTE: Please inquire about the above Dieulefilis reference book, we have it in stock. .

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         ITALY THROUGH THE STEREOSCOPE".

      Underwood & Underwood Ltd, D.J.Ellison,, London, 1900 - raccolta di 110 fotografie originali stereoscopiche montate su cartoncini rigidi (mm.88x180) in apposita scatola a forma di libro, e accompagnate da vol. in-8, pp. 602, di testo descrittivo (in inglese) ed è da considerarsi una guida d'Italia, corredato da 6 (su 10) carte topografiche ripiegate. Ogni cartoncino presenta 2 fotografie che inserite in apposito strumento (stereoscopio), qui mancante, permette la visualizzazione tridimensionale di vedute del Bel Paese. La visione stereoscopica, ideato nella prima metà dell'Ottocento, permetteva la visione di immagini su carta prima dello sviluppo della pellicola fotografica ma con l'effetto della tridimensionalità attraverso l'osservazione in contemporanea della doppia immagine. In assoluto le immagini più interess. sono quelle che raffigurano scene di vita quotidiana o le arti e i mestieri. [501]

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         Expressionistische Strassenszene mit Markständen, alter Laterne und Marktfrauen im Schnee. Ölgemälde auf Platte, undeutlich signiert

      - Bildmaß: 23,5 x 33 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 35 x 45 cm ). Meisterliches Ölgemälde auf Platte, leider sehr undeutlich in der linken unteren Ecke signiert ( über Hinweise zum Künstler würde ich mich freuen, der Vorname beginnt wohl mit E. ). Gezeigt werden ein paar Marktbuden an einer Straßenecke mit mehreren Passanten und Marktfrauen. Laut Auskunft des Vorbesitzers eine Berliner Strassenszene um 1900 ( möglicherweise aber auch Paris ). Von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         AN ELABORATELY EMBROIDERED CHINESE SILK ROBE.

      - China n.d.ca 1900. A magnificiently embroidered and brocade blue silk robe, with superb fine stitchery borders, sleve to sleve 128 cm., 108 cm top to bottom, sleeves 44 cm wide,with 9.5 cm. wide embroidered sleeve bands, clean and bright con- dition. This is truly a superb example. Flawlessly embroid- ered with marvelous color work. The collar and shoulder area is done in a floral pattern, that is continued along the diagional open-fly front, down both sides and the bottom. Within this, is yet again a 3 cm. wide band of additional embroidered work that continues to follow the exterior edge embroidered work. The back is a repeat of the front. The magnificient sleeve band work excells and is polychrome with a profusion of Chinese native and floral designs. We have several useful color references on this sort of garment, so one may request our list of Chinese costume books. Color scans can be sent by email.

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         Photo Album]: Early Kodak Album of California

      California 1900 - Quarto. String-tied black cloth covered boards with "Kodak" stamped in gilt on the front board, measuring 9" x 9". A collection of 65 sepia toned Kodak photographs housed in a Kodak film specific album with some captions. All photos are 3.5" x 3.5". Lacking some of the ribbon that binds the boards to the pages, slight bowing, and edgewear else very good with some photographs slightly faded from age. The album begins in Parkfield, Monterey County, California at an oil well with images of workers posing for a group photo and some in a horse drawn wagon. Also included are pictures of the San Miguel Mission, including women posing on the grounds in what appears to be late Victorian dress, and an unnamed parade within which marched the Chinese Order of Masons. Pictured throughout the album are various California institutions such as the campuses of University of California, California State University, and the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute at Berkeley, now the California School for the Blind. There are various images around Golden Gate park including the conservatory, museum building, and the Lake on Strawberry Hill.

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         Songs from the Black Mesa

      New Mexican Printing Company, Santa Fe 1900 - small 8vo., orig. lt. green blind-embossed bds. with bright gold title on fb. Almost no wear to bds., sl. rubbing to cloth at very top of spine without loss. Flowered eps. with stamp of M. A. Otero on ffep. Miguel Otero was a territorial governor and the first member of Congress from New Mexico. 4th ffep. has ink handwritten inscription to Otero from the author dated 1901. Next ffep. has a photo of the author with what may or may not be a facsimile signature. Volume is internally tight, clean and bright. pp.182. Mylar cover. The author of this book of poetry was a lawyer and politician in Santa Fe, and one of the infamous "Santa Fe Ring," accused of profiteering over land grant fraud. A rare signed association copy in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Västmanlands Fornminnesförenings årsskrifter 1900 - 2006 (med få luckor)

      Bok. Västmanlands läns museum. 1900 - 2006. 66 volymer som förvaras i specialtillverkade kapslar. Varje utgåva gavs från början en romersk siffra. Här finns i början del IV = 1900, VII = 1912, VIII = 1915, IX = 1917, X = 1920, XI = 1921, XII = 1922. Därefter förefaller det inte vara några luckor. Ryggmärkningen på kapslarna kan ange årgång som saknas. Utgivningsmönstret har skiftat kraftigt under åren med dubbelår, romerska beteckningar, inbindning mm.

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         carte de vœux pour la nouvelle année 1900 pour Octave Uzanne

      1900 - Rarissime carte de vœux pour la nouvelle année 1900 pour Octave Uzanne par l'artiste Henri Thiriet Dimensions 14 x 11 cm sur bristol, aquarellée, verso blanc Excellent état. Voir photos. Très rare ! (sans doute la plus rare et la plus belle de toutes les cartes de voeux pour Octave Uzanne)

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         JAPANESE SEX ORGY SCROLL: A Color-Painted Hand-Scroll, Manuscript With Four Magn

      - Japan n.d. ca 1900-10. Silk-brocade outer hand-scroll,painte in colors on paper, backed with cloth, carved ends, silk- ribbon tie with a bamboo clip, 23.5 x 240 cm. long, each painting is 50 x 19 cm, the paintings are 19 x 209 cm. RARE! *** *** *** . . . KYOSAI'S ZANY PERSPECTIVE ON LOVE-MAKING . . * This work consists of four very zany views. . This is a spring-time celebration and Hana-mi or the Cherry Blossom viewing festival time. It shows a curtained area within the blossoming cherry trees, and a small group of people who have had more than enough to drink. The men display pinkness in his face, as do the women. . After drinking several bottles of hot Saki [rice wine] the celebratory mood has drifted into a sexually charged atmosphere, as the blossom viewers engaged in group sex play. . THE SCENES: 1. The scene of three men and four women each sexually engaged with partners, while the group shares the heat of ecstasy and carnal pleasures. Those partially clothed expose their genitals, kiss, embrace, make wild and passionate love. . 2.Illustrates a group of six men as they ravish a blissful woman. She eagerly and joyfully submits. . 3. This shows five women as they joyfully ravage a man. The engages each woman by all means: hand, foot & penis. Each woman flushes pin, in an orgiastic state. . 4. Exhibits a wayside tea shop for exhausted travelers. It was notorious that many of the girls working in such road-side shops were willing prostitutes for these strangers. . This fascinating scene shows three traveling men who have stopped for tea and rest. Three tea-maids willingly avail themselves by opening their Kimono revealing no under garments, the excited men display erect penis. . Two couples engage in love making and fore-play on the Tatami-covered benches. The third young man, apparently quite drunk sports the "Hi no Yoshin" ["fire watch" pouch], while he thumbs her the third tea-maids anal orifice while making love to her. . The lovely spring time scenery and season clearly noted by a hanging flag. . *** Spring or Haru, also that character read as Shun relates to the awakening of the erotic feelings and name-sake of SHUN-GA "Pictures of Spring." . * KAWANABE GYOSAI aka. later as KYOSAI 1831-89]: As usual, this erotic work is not signed by the artist. Erotic works were banned by the Shogun and jail time was required for anyone caught painting, printing or publishing such 'banned works.' It lacks the censor's Kiwame [seal], indicating a book on the black market. . The work is clearly done in Gyosai's firm, steady hand, in his unmistakable and eminent style with flair, humor and zest. . The work is a delight, representing his personal characteristics, illustrating humor, joy, pleasure and fun seeking entertainment. Kyosai was one of the leading artist of zany subject matter and most skilled and admired painter and woodblock print-maker of the period. . * This and all other Shunga are unsigned, artists commonly used ironic, 'play-on-word' or fake "Go" [studio names] to confuse the Shogunate censors. . This work is either that of Kyosai, or his star pupil Mano Kyotei who worked between ca. 1890-1910, and was well-known for his Kyosai copies, some were just plain fakes ! Done in the name of "adoration and respect" for his teacher. . * A superbly fascinating work ! . *** NOTE: Please visit our website for books & prints by books about Kyosai. Also posted to our website are a number of Shun Ga or Shun Bon [erotic Japanese books and prints] . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . BUCKLAND, Rosina. et al. A JAPANESE MENAGERIE: Animal Pictures of Kawanabe Kyosai. * KAWANABE Kyosao [later known as Gyosai]: Is well collected by world museums edia stated about this title:: "The most important work about Kyosai's art and life was written by himself: Kyosai Gadan, or "Kyosai's Treatise on Painting", half autobiography and half painting manual. * WESTERN APPRECIATORS: Many westerners came to visit Kyosai, and their memoirs about the artist are valuable. The

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        AN ALBUM OF 86 PERIOD CAMBODIAN & ANGKOR POSTCARDS.

      - [Saigon/Phnom Penh n.d. ca. 1900-1907, Pierre Dieufefils et al.]. Brown cloth album, black pages, 86 b. w. postcards put in slits in each page, 2 cards back to back, album size: 23 x 13 cm., all cards very good, clean, a few vith messages. *** *** *** . . AN ORIGINAL PERIOD PHOTO POST CARD ALBUM . . . * This is a lovely collection of 48 old collotype photo postcards, together with 38 photo postcards of Angkor that appear to be newer, date unsure, probably 1920's-40's. All are black & white except for one which is hand-colored. . * The first group of 80 odd cards are on Cambodia in general, while the last group of 49 cards are all on various views of Angkor. . * THE SUBJECT & CONTENTS: General Cambodia: The album begins with 4 postcards of the King of Cambodia, views of the Royal Palace, gardens & gardeners, Cambodian classical dancers, several processions of Royal Elephants on promenade in Phnom Penh, Cambodian woman, girl, mother & child, native boys, various Cambodian people, soldiers, great monuments, pagodas, street processions & celebrations, famous streets, canals, houses, Buddhist priest houses, ox drawn carriages &c. . Angkor: Begins with a lovely "Souvenir d' Angkor done in a collage of photos spelling out "Angkor," followed by New Siemreap Hotel, the Siamese village in Siemreap, Buddhist priest homes, Angkor-Vat, pagodas, many views of Angkor-vat and environs, Angkor-Thom, Ta-Prohm, Le Baphoun, Le Bayon, Neak-Pean &c. . * PIERRE DIEULEFILS: A good number of these postcard photographs were taken by Pierre Dieulefils, the famous French photographer who worked in Hanoi, where he had a photo studio, and also sold his photo postcards. He traveled widely in Indo-China, where he took historic photographs of the people, ethic minorities, scenery, French-influenced government buildings, common people and a wide variety of images recording the way of life of these peoples from around 1899 onwards. He often visited Laos, Cambodia and most all places in both the north, central and south Vietnam. See us for a copy of his excellent and most famous pictorial reference book: PIERRE DIEULEFILS, PHOTOGRAPHE-EDITEUR DE CARTES POSTALES D'INDOCHINE, we may have it in stock. See below for details on this marvelous resource. . Dieulefilis took a large number of photographs of Cambodia, and these cards were published by him in Saigon and other places. Each of his photographed postcards are all marked with his red logo in a lower corner, numbered, and with French captions stating the place and subject matter. His photographs are classics, nicely composed and always clear and sharp. . Other cards are photographed by different photographers, such as Victor Fievet, Claude, Plante, F.H. Schneider, others are unnamed or at least we have not pulled out every item to see the photographer's name. One or two are actual photographs made into postcards. . * RARITY: Finding a substantial collection like this one is uncommon. We seldom have such a stunning collection showing a broad view in photographs of old Cambodia. The postcard condition is excellent, as is the cloth album binding. . * CONDITION: The majority of the cards are unused, 9 are with messages penned as well as cancelled postage stamps, some with dates, that show from 1904-1908. All postcards are in very good or better condition, with out damage. The brown cloth album has "Postal Souvenirs" stamped in gold on the front cover, all pages are held firm by a brown cord tied, with brass insert fittings to hold the pages in alignment, very clean condition. The leading edges of all pages are deckle cut. . *** REFERENCE: VINCENT, Thierry. PIERRE DIEULEFILS, PHOTOGRAPHE-EDITEUR DE CARTES POSTALES D'INDOCHINE. This is the one and only single and most excellent illustrated reference on the subject. Issued in a small printing, the book has been out of print for many years. It concerns the Dieulefilis postcards of Tonkin, Annam, Cochin-chine, Cambodge, Yunnan, Chine [Peking & Yunnan]. . NOTE: Please inq

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