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        1900 & 1901 & 1903 & 1904 Wisden Hardbacks

      1900. This lot is a Set of 4 WW1 Hardback Wisdens - 1900 to 1904 Wisden Hardbacks without 1902. In Good Condition but things to note. The 1900 has some restoration to the front board and spine a bump to the rear board and what looks a facsimile plate. The 1901 in very good condition but touch ups to the paste downs and photoplate. The 1903 has restored hinges (as always) but wear to the spine cloth , rather worn throughout with touch ups to the pastedown tops. The 1904 is very good but repaired hinges and pastedown touch ups. A cheap and cheerful set if you dont mind the odd funny.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, About Joan of Arc]

      30 Wellington Ct., Albert Gate, London 1900 - 3 1/4 pages. on four panels of a folded octavo sheet of letterhead. A few minor finger smudges, folded for mailing (with careful repair to break at one fold) otherwise very good or better. To Canon [Basil] Wilberforce. In an October 1899 letter to W.D. Howells, Clemens noted that he had just received an invitation from Wilberforce to "talk Joan of Arc in his drawing-room to the Dukes and Earls and M. P.'s .," and indicated that he would endeavor to postpone the occasion. He appears to have succeeded in doing so, for here, six months later, he discusses the nature of the proposed talk: "The short paper which I wrote for Mr. Murray's book [T. Douglas Murray, JEANNE D'ARC, MAID OF ORLEANS: DELIVERER OF FRANCE (1903)] contains what I should wish to say -- a grouping, under two or three heads, of the chief marvels of Joan's character as revealed by the prominent incidents of her career. It is not an effort to account for Joan, but rather an argument or confession that she cannot be accounted for. A large part of the interest which she has for me, grows out of just that perplexing & fascinating mystery: that our capablest rules of measurement are baffled & defeated in her case -- we can't get at her astronomical dimensions with our yard-stick. If I might read from that paper & intersperse the reading with talk enough to relieve the formality & stiffness of the deliberately- prepared sentences, I think I might get through without ship-wreck ." Signed: "Very sincerely yours S.L. Clemens." Wilberforce & Clemens are enshrined in the body of literary anecdote via the incident in July of 1899 when Wilberforce confused Clemens' hat for his own and made off with it.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        [Binding title:] Zivil und Militärarchitektur.[Germany?], 1748 [or a few years later]. Oblong Imperial folio (34.5 x 46.5 cm). A series of 63 leaves of pen and ink-wash drawings, each drawn on the recto in a thick-thin border (29 x 41 cm), with captions, headings, etc. in German in a gothic hand, foreign names and words in a Latin hand and titles in a Latin hand or lettered in roman capitals. Half red pigskin (ca. 1900), with title on the front board and spine.

      An extensive anonymous series of 63 large leaves containing finely executed pen and ink-wash drawings, primarily concerned with military architecture and fortifications, but also covering civil architecture (with special emphasis on the five orders of columns), mechanics, plain and solid geometry (including surveying), trigonometry (with applications to architecture and surveying) and artillery. It includes elevations, plans, sections, perspective views, explanatory diagrams, ornamental details and more. Some leaves have a single large drawing filling the page; others have numerous small drawings. Most of the 31 leaves in the part devoted to military architecture show fortifications, but it also includes colour-coded diagrams showing the arrangement of troops in camps. Many of the drawings are working drawings with scales. Altogether they form an entire course in architecture with an emphasis on fortification. Six of the fortification drawings have headings describing them as fortifications in the manner of well-known French, German and Dutch authors of similar published books of military architectural plates: Adam Freitag; Comte de Pagan; Nicolas-François Blondel and Leonard Christoph Sturm. Whoever bound the drawings ca. 1900 mistakenly dated them "1700", but the style of the drawings is clearly later and the tiny flag flying over the stonemason's on-site workshop on the first page bears the date "1748". In very good condition, with only an occasional minor smudge, spot or small marginal stain. The binding is slightly worn but still good. A splendid series of military architectural drawings, most partly in colour, apparently never published.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Johann Victor Krämer: Daphne (Originalzeichnung)

      1900 - Kohle und weiße Kreide auf Papier 45 x 30,5 cm Rechts unten signiert Literatur: Katalog der XI. Kunstausstellung der Vereinigung bildender Künstler Österreichs. Secession. Werke von Johann Victor Krämer, Wien 1902, S. 58, Nr. 135 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunkel Fine Art]
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      - Original-Kaltnadelradierung. In der Platte monogramiert und datiert. KH 1900 (die 9 spiegelverkehrt). Von Hofer eigenhändig in Bleistift beschriftet und signiert. Bildgröße 15,1 x 20 cm (Blattgröße 30,2 x 45,3 cm). - Ohne Auflagenbezeichnung. - Rathenau 5/I (vermutet eine Auflage von 30 Exemplaren). - Leicht angeschmutzt und minimal stockig. - Unter Passepartout. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Londoner Versandantiquariat]
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        Signed Photo

      German composer (1900-1950), who was a leading stage composer in Germany and later moved to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1943. His most famous work is the Threepenny Opera. Signed photo, a second generation print. Size is 5 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        Festungs- und Belagerungs-Spiel. (Neues Kriegs-Spiel).

      Ohne Orts- und Jahresangabe, ev. um 1890-1900. - Festungsanlage aus 32 Einzelteilen, Belagerungsanlage aus 30 Einzelteilen und 3 kleinen Zelten (aus festem Karton), 20 Zinn-Kanonen, 2 Würfel sowie 38 vergoldete Papp-Geldstücke in einem kleinem Sack. Dazu ein versilberter kleiner Metallteller. Dazu ein Blatt mit der Spielanweisung. Alles in einem chromolithographierten Original-Karton. Gesamtgröße des Kartons ca. 27,5x37,5x3,5 cm. Komplettes militärisches Kinder-Würfelbrettspiel. Bestehend aus verschiedenen Teilen zusammengestzten Festungs- und Belagerungsanlage, mit kleinen Zinnkanonen. Ziel des Spiel ist es, vom Gegner durch Würfeln und Voransetzen von Soldaten Teile aus den jeweiligen Anlagen zu erobern. An den Rändern des Kartons vereinzelt etwas aufgeplatzt, die Kanten leicht berieben, die Ecken leichter gestaucht, sonst in sehr guter Erhaltung. Mit einer Initialprägung auf dem Deckel, die ev. auf den Verleger hindeuten: AB. Complete military children's dice board game with various parts of a fortress and siege camp with small tin cannons. The aim of the game is to capture parts from the respective units by the opponent by dice and pre-assembling soldiers. At the edges of the carton a little bit flattened, the edges slightly rubbed, the corners slightly compressed, otherwise in very good condition. With an initial imprint on the cover, which may indicate to the publisher: AB. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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      - La Coruña 1900. Imprenta de la Casa de Misericordia. Tela, lomo y cantoneras piel . Apuntes gramaticales y vocabulario por Manuel R. Rodriguez. Dedicatoria autográfa de Manuel R. Rodriguez. Ex libris anterior propietario. Facsimil del folio XXVII del códice. Tomo I, XVI+366 pp. Tomo II, 368 pp. 32x23. Libro en Español / Book in Spanish

      [Bookseller: Librería Vobiscum]
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      La Coruña 1900. Imprenta de la Casa de Misericordia. Tela, lomo y cantoneras piel . Apuntes gramaticales y vocabulario por Manuel R. Rodriguez. Dedicatoria autográfa de Manuel R. Rodriguez. Ex libris anterior propietario. Facsimil del folio XXVII del códice. Tomo I, XVI+366 pp. Tomo II, 368 pp. 32x23.

      [Bookseller: Librería Vobiscum]
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        Autograph Music Quote Signed from "Orpheus und Eurydice" 1981

      Austrian,‭ ‬later american composer and writer (‬1900-1991),‭ ‬who explored atonality and other modern styles.‭ ‬Signed photo,‭ ‬shown with a score,‭ ‬dated in‭ ‬1979.  Large autograph music quote signed, with 7 bars, triple staves, from his opera "Orpheus und Eurydice", op. 21, 1923. Krenek even included text for voice below the piano score. Large size, 8.5 x 11.75 inches, fold near the right margin, otherwise in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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      Undated pen and ink drawing on paper circa 1900, image size approximately: 145 x 105 mm, 5½ x 4 inches. It depicts a little girl standing on a sandy shore in a long checked dress with a frill at the hem, wearing a straw hat, looking down at a beautiful dressed doll obviously left behind by some little rich girl. The caption, not visible on the image, is "One day she found a great treasure". Farmiloe has signed the bottom right corner "Edith Farmiloe". A charming image but we have failed to discover whether or not it was done for a children's book. Fine condition, in a cream mount, ready for framing. Edith Farmiloe (active 1893-1908), well known for her sympathetic and humorous drawings of slum children and ragamuffins, illustrated several of her own books plus a few Dumpy books and one for E.V. Lucas. Price includes VAT. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania

      London, Longmans Green and Co., 1900. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION: Octavo pp. 345, [2 ads.] Rebound in late 20th Century full black morocco leather, gilt titles to spine and upper following the disign of the original cloth, with marbled endpapers. Ink name to first blank, a clean copy. Churchill's only novel. WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", A3(b). Langworth.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Sur la loi de disjonction des hybrides. (The Law of Segregation of Hybrides - Das Spaltungsgesetzt der Bastarde).

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1900. 4to. No wrappers. In: "Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences", Tome 130, No 13. Titlepage and half-title to tome 130 included. Pp. (809-) 864. (Entire issue offered). De Vries paper: pp. 845-847. Clean and fine. ¶ First appearance of a milestone paper in genetics being the "REDISCOVERY" OF MENDEL'S LAWS OF HEREDITY" - This paper, together with the two other papers from the same year by Carl Correns and Erich Tschermak, laid the foundations of a new scientific discipline that, in 1906, was given the name "genetics", and less than a century later, rose to become the leading science in Western society. This French announcement was published 4 days before his longer paper "Das Spaltungsgesetzt der Hybride", in which Mendel is mentioned. De Vries completed most of his hybridization experiments without knowing about Mendel's work. Based on his own results, de Vries drew the same conclusions as Mendel. De Vries published his work in 1900, first in French then in German. In the French report there was no mention of Mendel, but this was amended by de Vries in the German paper. It is possible that de Vries read Mendel's paper before he published his own, and included Mendel's name in the later printing when he realized that other people also knew about Mendel's work. De Vries may have thought that his own conclusions were superior to Mendel's. "During the 1880s, de Vries became interested in heredity. In 1889 he published Intracellular Pangenesis, in which he critically reviewed previous research on inheritance and advanced the theory that elements in the nucleus, ‘pangenes', determine hereditary traits. To investigate his theories, he began breeding plants in 1892 and by 1896 had obtained clear evidence for the segregation of characters in the offspring of crosses in 3:1 ratios. He delayed publishing these results, proposing to include them in a larger book, but in 1900 he came across the work of Gregor Mendel, published 34 years earlier, and announced his own findings. This stimulated both Karl Correns and Erich von Tschermak-Seysenegg to publish their essentially similar observations." (Oxford Dictionary of Scientists).Parkinson "Breakthroughs" 1900 B. - PMM 356 (the note).

      [Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Late 1800's early 1900's Victorian era photograph album form Wyoming

      Wyoming, 1900. Album. Very good. Approx. 12" x 9" photograph album late 1800's. Green multicolor velvet, enamel, and metal bound photograph album. Album contains 61 photographs of various sizes, a memorial card, and a newspaper. Restored. Originally this album, constructed of Oak boards, had broken hinges, loose detached and torn photograph pages, torn cloth, and a later metal stand on the rear board. The metal stand was removed and replaced with an inlaid vintage multicolor floral silk design. An opening was created in the middle of the silk pattern for inserting a picture, label, etc. Each page was removed while repairs were made to paper tears. Photographs were then reinserted and each page bound together. This album includes the original brass locking clasp in very good condition. During repairs, every photograph was removed and inspected for names, locations and clues to its original owner. Few names were found written on the back of the photographs. A compiled descriptive list of the photographs and studios are listed below. Included with the album is a single 1919 issue of "The Highwayman" the "Official Journal of the Twenty-third Regiment". Also include is an 8" x 10" mounted photograph of a group of men posing at a building site? with the name Thom Jackson (sp.?) written in pencil on the back. The majority of locations where the photographs were taken is in the State of Wyoming. Photograph descriptions and studios: 1. Photograph of a young woman. Skolds studio 1717 Capitol Ave., Cheyenne Wyoming 2. Woman in hat. Barrett studio 324 Yonge St., Toronto. Signed on back Mary McMillan (sp.?) 3. Young man with hat. Bulmer studio Sudenham St., Flesherton, Ont. 4. Boy. Jukes studio, Laramie, Wyoming 5. Empty 6. Two young men. 7. Young man. Wm. G. Walker studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 8. Young woman. The Kirkland studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 9. Lady with tinted coloring. Webster studio, Laramie, Wyoming 10. Young lady. The Kirkland studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 11. Man. Exchange Court Studio, Dunedin 12. (ditto) Man. Exchange Court Studio, Dunedin 13. Little girl and baby. Svenson studio, Laramie, Wyoming 14. Man with hat & kerchief. Stacy studio, corner 9th & 5th Ave., Brooklyn, New York 15. Man with beard. C. D. Kirkland studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 16. Woman. C. D. Kirkland studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 17. Lady with dog. J. Black & Son. Tighnabrudich. 18. Family group of 3. (studio?) 19. Child. Heyn studio, Laramie, Wyoming 20. Baby. (studio?) 21. Couple. Exchange Court studio, Dunedin 22. Child. Webster studio, Laramie, Wyoming 23. Man. (studio?) 24. Woman hand colored photo. Kirkland studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 25. Couple. (studio?) 26. Same couple formal attire. (studio?) 27. Two women and young boy (or 3 women) ( 3 sisters or 2 sisters & brother?) Kirkland studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 28 Baby on bed (studio?) 29. Boy with straw hat. L. Heyn studio, Laramie, Wyoming 30. Boy with flowers. Nast studio, 1624 Curtis St., Denver, Colorado 31. Boy with polka dot bow tie. Kirkland studio, Cheyenne Wyoming 32. Family of 3 formal attire. Kirkland studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 33. Man. Ellis and Goodwin studio, 64 West Second St., Salt Lake City, Utah 34. Man. Kirkland Studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 35. Woman. (studio?) 36. Baby. Heyn studio, Laramie. Wyoming 37. Empty 38. Child. Kirkland Studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 39. later period photograph man with hat. (studio?) 40. Woman. D. D. Dare studio, Ferguson St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 41. Young man. handwritten G. F. Goodwin, Guthuir (sp.?) 42. Young girl with China doll. Lipp studio, 1031 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 43. (2) later photos of older women 44. later photograph of man. 45. Woman. Jukes studio, Laramie, Wyoming 46. Older man. J. W. Krauth, Laramie, Wyoming 47. later photograph of man with glasses. 48. Woman. (studio?) 49. Two women. Chapman studio, Mount Forest 50. Miniature picture group of 3. 51. Woman with baby. Heyn studio, Omaha, Nebraska 52. Young man with graduation outfit. (studio?) 53. Old man with long white beard. (studio?) (picture has closed tear) 54. Baby. Walker studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 55. Older woman. (studio?) 56. Small photograph of a young woman. Chas Street, Rothesay, N.B. 57. Young woman. Walker studio, Cheyenne, Wyoming 58. (Similar to #27 different studio) Two women and young boy (or 3 women?) Heyn studio, Laramie, Wyoming 59. Small photo of a child. 61. Carte de Visite of 2 men. W. King studio, Mt. Forest, Ohio 62. (Non photograph) Memorial card of Donald Macphee.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        The Will of an Eccentric

      London, Sampson, Low and Co. 1900. First English deluxe edition. Profusely illustrated, and with one fold out chart/gameboard for tracking one's progress across the United States. Publisher's green cloth boards decorated and titled in gilt, black, orange and white with a suitably Verneian (a word that in this context means "Utterly Bizarre") scene of three men on a tandem (tridem?) cycling energetically across a desolate mountainous landscape whilst discharging revolvers at a pursuing pack of wolves. As you do. Minor scuffing and edgewear otherwise exceptionally clean and sharp. This de luxe edition was publshed similtaneously with floral endpapers and all edges gilt. Internally clean and bright, ink ownership to front flyleaf, the plate facing page 152 has at some stage come loose and develop a crease along the top edge prior to being reattached. A nice example of a madcap bit of scarce late Verne involving a lunatic race across America for enough cash to build your own nuclear submarine and fly it to the moon. Wacky Races goes steampunk, endearingly frenetic and madder than an eel flavoured hat. BBA sale 634 [Literature].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Grey Fairy Book.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1900. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, black endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard, vignette title page, 31 plates, and illustrations in the text throughout by Ford. Spine ends and tips a little rubbed, foxing to the text block, dark dampstain to pp. 87-94, not affecting text, worm damage p. 137. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of the sixth instalment in Lang's Fairy Book series, with tales "deriving from many countries – Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world" (Lang's preface), many of them highly phantasmagorical and strange. Lang's preface contains the intriguing observation, "The stories, as usual, illustrate the method of popular fiction. A certain number of incidents are shaken into many varying combinations, like the fragments of coloured glass in the kaleidoscope. Probably the possible combinations, like possible musical combinations, are not unlimited in number".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Photo Album]: Canadian Ranch and Trip to Europe

      1900. Near Fine. Large oblong quarto measuring 10" x 11.5". Red pebbled cloth with gilt edges and "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 111 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver snap shot photographs affixed to white cardboard pages, with a few loose photos laid in. Photographs are about near fine with some creasing in a very good album with edgewear and spotting. A photo album featuring a large amount (approximately half) of the images set on a Canadian ranch in the late 1880s or early 1890s. The images include the stables, what appears to be someone operating on a sick (or possibly dead) horse, ranch hands in full "cowboy" dress complete with hat and lasso atop their horses, breaking horses, as well as trick riding, and one amusing photo of a man, a dog, and a hose. One particularly wonderful photograph shows a bucking horse with a rider. The album also contains a parade in Quebec City with hundreds of people lining the road and several photos of building and two photos showing the town circa 1880. The latter part of the album show images from a trip to Europe with town of Lourdes in Southern France, include the old fort and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Also show are various images of the Alps along with stagecoaches, glaciers, Matterhorn, and mountain goats can be seen. A few photos show the St. Gotthard tunnel entrance, the third largest road tunnel in the world, under construction, it was completed in 1881. A fascinating look at life on a Canadian ranch as well as an excursion to Europe for a mix or business and pleasure.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THUCYDIDES. [EIGHT BOOKES OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WARRE. Written by Thucydides the sonne of Olorus]. Translated into English [With an Introduction, Marginal Analysis, Notes and Indices] To Which is Prefixed AN ESSAY ON INSCRIPTIONS AND A NOTE ON THE GEOGRAPHY OF THUCYDIDES by Benjamin Jowett

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1900. 2 volumes. First revised edition of Jowett's translation. 8vo, very handsomely bound in fine and appealing bindings of contemporary full vellum over stiff boards, the spines with honey morocco labels ruled, stippled and lettered in gilt, the upper boards emblazoned with gilt crests, fine marbled endpapers, t.e.g., front endpaper to Vol. I with engraved prize label. cxii, 267; 514 including a very extensive index pp. A very fine set in handsome and appealing bindings, internally near pristine, the vellum just a touch mellowed by time as would be expected, hinges perfect, no evidence of wear to the bindings which remain near as pristine. JOWETT'S GREAT TRANSLATION OF THIS CLASSIC TEXT AND ONE OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF HISTORICAL WRITING, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED AND BOUND. Thucydides classic account of the Peloponesian war in the best modern translation. Jowett was Master of Balliol College and Regius professor of Greek at Oxford University. His translation of Plato remains the classic and this translation of Thucydides is the most accurate and scholarly to date. Although perhaps less lyrical then the translations of Hobbes and Smith, Jowett's extensive essays, notes and commentaries add greatly to his thorough text. 'Thucydides stands alone among the men of his own age and has no superior of any age, in the width of mental grasp which could seize the general significance of particular events. The political education of mankind began in Greece, and in the time of Thucydides their political life was still young. Thucydides knew only the small city-commonwealthe on the one hand, and on the other the vast barbaric kingdom; and yet, as has been well said of him, "there is hardly a problem in the science of government which the statesman will not find, if not solved, at any rate handled, in the pages of this universal master."' The author's intention from the beginning was to write a work that would survive the ages; it was not "written for display, to make an immediate impression," he wrote, but to be a "possession for all time." Since this is the only account of the war in existence, there is no definitive way to judge its accuracy; nonetheless, most scholars accept Thucydides' views because of the authority and credibility of his voice. " Thucydides displayed a passion for accuracy and exactness that no other ancient historian approached. . . . Moreover, he saw history as explicable entirely in human terms without recourse to the supernatural. . . . He reported what could be observed, and did not ponder what part if any the gods played in it." [Oxford Companion to Classical Literature]

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      A large, 15 x 12 inch portrait photograph with contemporary color of either crayons or pastels, with added charcoal, c.1900. The photograph was mounted to a cardboard backing when made; the backing board is acid and shows the ghost of a transfer which reads (in reverse) in pencil, 3rd (and) Williams. Aside from a few very minor scratches that do not penetrate the surface, and a small dampstain to one tip, this is a very fine example. Since this photograph has been entirely colored with turquoise blue background, brown skin-tones, and charcoal for coat and hat, we surmise by the weight of the base paper that this was initially a bromide print. The hand-colored and painted photograph has been with us since daguerreian times and continues to be made today. The variety of processes and applications is almost as endless as with "straight" black & white photography. See Heinz and Bridget Henisch THE PAINTED PHOTOGRAPH 1839-1914.14222.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Les Environs de Paris

      PARIGI: Administration des Guides Conty - Paris, 1900. V ED.. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 9,5 14,5. Guides Pratiques Conty USATO

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        Chinese Firecracker / Firework decorative box top.

      Ca. 1900.. Hand painted and cut paper and foil label on thick cardboard as issued, 14 x 19 1/2 inches. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a hand cut and painted decorative paper and foil box top (top only of the box), produced in China circa 1900. Intricately designed and executed, colorful paper was cut, painted and glued over decorative foil to produce an extraordinarily rich design. The purpose of the labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. .

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      Mm. 200 x 150, cc. 104 (pagine numerate, alcune cassate e altre ritagliate dall'Autore verosimilmente nell'ottica della definizione di un'uscita a stampa. Dall'indice delle poesie posto in fine non risulta alcuna mancanza di testo). Al frontespizio compare la seguente dedica: "Alla gentile Signorina Emilia Galateo perché non abbia ad affaticarsi nel ricordar cose, degne forse d'esser pietosamente dimenticate. Pisa 1900. Versi. Ugo Ghiron". Grafia chiara e perfettamente leggibile. Legatura coeva in mezza tela con titolo ms. su etichetta al piatto anteriore, tagli rossi. Segni del tempo alla legatura. Nel complesso ben conservato. Ugo Ghiron (1876-1952) nacque a Roma e lì fece i suoi studi ginnasiali, trasferendosi poi con la famiglia a Pisa, dove compì gli studi liceali e universitari, laureandosi in lettere. Pisa era all'epoca un centro intellettuale molto vivo, ricco di fermenti culturali e di cenacoli di giovani talenti; Ghiron, che aveva presto manifestato la sua vocazione poetica, si dimostrò, però, sin dall'inizio, autore solitario e appartato, estraneo alle poetiche più moderne. Nel 1908 pubblicò presso la casa editrice Bemporad di Firenze, la prima raccolta di liriche, Vita, con una calorosa prefazione - in forma di lettera all'editore - di G. Mazzoni. In seguito pubblicò vari volumi di versi (Le rime della notte, 1913; Le visioni di Atropos, tq20; Gli aquilotti e le rondini, 1923; Tristezze, 1925), ispirati a un vivo senso di bontà e di giustizia, dei quali trascelse il meglio nel volume Poesie (1932). Scrisse anche apprezzati libri per ragazzi: Dolci canzoni, Palermo 1915; Piccoli canti, Torino 1921; Sussurri, ivi 1921; Il libro dei piccoli, Palermo 1923. Questa interessantissima raccolta di versi verosimilmente inediti fu realizzata proprio a Pisa al termine degli studi universitario. Di seguito i titoli delle 24 poesie: Tempesta, Per monaca, Invito notturno, Chiesa fiorentina, Spagnuola, Vecchio castello, A un mandarino cinese in porcellana, Alba, Partenza, Avamposti, Mons gloriae, S. Maria della spina, All'amico di Sarzana, Il poesta e la poesia, Cristianesimo, All'autore di un sonetto di quindici versi, Nostalgia, In memoria di mia sorella, Saluto Valdostano, Io temo, Desiderio, Piazza de' Cavalieri, Rimorso, Fantasia satanica..

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        Schattentheater mit beweglichen Figuren.

      (Berlin), Sala-Luxuspapierfabrik o. J. (um 1900). - 50 x 34 cm. Chromolithogr. aufklappbares Proszenium auf Karton (61 x 46 cm.), 14 (statt 16 ?) Figuren mit beweglichen Teilen (Höhe ca. 20 cm.) und 4 (statt 6 ?) unbewegliche Teile u. Beiheft "Textbuch zum Schattentheater mit beweglichen Figuren" mit Aufstell-Anleitung (OBr., 16 S.). Orig. Pappkassette mit farblithogr. Deckelbild. (Sala-Spiele mit Rotsiegel, Schattentheater, große Ausgabe, Verlags-Nr. 4468). Gottschalk, Papierantiquitäten S. 110 (mit Abb.). - Sehr schön ausgestattetes Schattentheater bei welchem hinter einer lichtdurchlässigen weißen Leinwand kleine Theaterstücke aufgeführt werden können. Bei den Figuren können Teile durch angebrachte Metalldräte bewegt werden. Unter den Spielfiguren mit beweglichen Teilen gibt es einen Lehrer, der einen Schüler übers Knie legt, Kaffee trinkende Großmutter, einen Gendarm mit Säbel, einen Barbier, der einen Zahn zieht u.a. Die unbeweglichen Teile stellen einen Ozeandampfer, eine Dampfeisenbahn, ein Eisenbahn-Gebäude und einen Leuchtturm dar. - Seitenteile des Deckels fehlen, die Kassette an den Kanten teils angeplatzt, wenige Figuren an den exponierten Teilen beschädigt oder repariert insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit dem meist fehlenden Textheft. Sprache: Deutschutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Haufe & Lutz]
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        De stille kracht. (Originele batikband, ontwerp Chris Lebeau).

      - Amsterdam, Veen, [1900]. Origineel gebatikt linnen met gouden belettering [ontwerp Chris Lebeau, de paarsbruine variant]. (4), 184, (4), 212 p. 1e druk. Rug en smalle strook voor- en achterplat (als altijd) wat verschoten. Twee hoekjes licht gebutst. Contemporaine naam op titel. Goed exemplaar.l Belangrijk art-nouveauboek. Braches 001120 ('Stille Kracht is wel één van de weinige werkelijk gebatikte uitgeversbanden'). VV 206,2. Collectie Veen 1.2.

      [Bookseller: Fokas Holthuis]
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        Les amants ( Die Liebenden ). Signierte Künstlerbronze.

      - Die Bronze misst 8 x 11 x 6 cm ( Höhe x Breite x Tiefe ), seitlich mit *J:M. Lambeaux * signiert, undatiiert ( ca. um 1900 ). Gewicht ca. 650 Gramm. Die Bronze von guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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      [Nome, Juneau, and other locations in Alaska, 1900. Twenty-four tipped-in photographs, with printed captions, each photograph approximately 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Contemporary brown wrappers. Some scuffing to spine. Minor fading to images. Very good. An excellent collection of vernacular photographs of Alaska around the turn of the 20th century, with printed captions beneath the images containing valuable information for identification of the images. The majority of the album captures images of Nome when it was a thriving boom town following shortly after the 1898 discovery of gold. One of the captions covering three of the photographs reads, "Mining on the Beach. Nome, Alaska." Other views include Nome from a distance, showing the hundreds of tents housing the prospectors; the house in Nome belonging to one of the album organizer's friends; sled dog teams delivering water; six views taken on the Fourth of July, including a parade of sled dogs passing in front of Wyatt Earp's Dexter Saloon, draped in patriotic ribbons; the Hunter Saloon, titled "the finest in Nome," and Northern Saloon, similarly decorated for Independence Day; the J.F. Giese Hardware Store, occupying the "finest building in Nome;" five views of Juneau, including a street scene, a brewery housed in the first church in Juneau, and an enormous canoe named the "Whalekiller"; totem poles in Wrangle, Ak.; and the Muir Glacier near Skagway. Photographs from the time period near the Alaskan Gold Rush are rare, especially in an album as well-organized and well-identified as this one.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Briefe und Tagebücher

      Ausstellungsausgabe sämtliche Bänden sind im hinteren Einbanddeckel geöst 6 Bde., bestehend aus Bd. 1 - 1. Band: Briefe und Tagebücher 1900-1918 Bd. 1 - 2. Band: Briefe und Tagebücher 1918-1929 Bd. 2: Der Stern der Erlösung Bd. 3: Zweistromland - Kleinere Schriften zu Glauben und Denken Bd. 4 - 1. Band: Sprachdenken im Übersetzen - Hymnen und Gedichte des Jehuda Halevi Bd. 4 - 2. Band: Arbeitspapiere zur Verdeutschung der Schrift Verkauf nur geschlossen!

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung am Bachhaus e.K.]
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        RARE: Original Plans for an Addition to Skerryvore -- Robert Louis Stevenson's House [Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde]

      Bournemouth, 1900. First Edition. Framed. Very good +. RARE: ORIGINAL PLANS FOR AN ADDITION TO SKERRYVORE, Robert Louis Stevenson's home in Bournemouth where he had the famous dream which inspired his great work "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", which tale, among other great works, he wrote at Skerryvore. The Plans were prepared in 1900 for Heywood Sumner, Esq., a successor in ownership, for the addition of a Studio to the house. [Heywood Sumner -- George Heywood Maunoir Sumner -- was the well-known English painter, illustrator and art-craftsman who was closely involved with the Arts and Crafts movement and the late-Victorian London art world. Sumner, who was qualified as a Barrister, also employed much of his time as an amateur archaeologist, geologist, naturalist, and folklorist.] Skerryvore, whose lawns ran down from the house to Alum Chine Road, is where Stevenson lived from 1884 until his departure for Samoa (where he died in 1894). Thus, the Plans were prepared soon after his departure and show the house as it existed when Stevenson owned it, together with the proposed Studio addition. A "wedding present" from Stevenson's father to Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, four years after their marriage -- most likely the father's attempt to keep his peripatetic son near to him in his last years -- Stevenson came to ownership of it upon his father's death in 1887. Named after "Skerryvore", the tallest lighthouse in Scotland and one designed by his uncle, Alan Stevenson, who, like Stevenson's father, was a leading lighthouse engineer, the house was destroyed by German bombs on November 16, 1940. There now stands in its place a memorial garden containing a statue of the lighthouse for which the home was named. With some tears and minor loss, these ORIGINAL PLANS are in quite nice condition overall, are unique to the market, and likely comprise the only plans for this important house available, or hereafter likely to be available, for purchase. An important record of Stevenson's house, a LITERARY LANDMARK, and a rare opportunity for the Collector. RARE INDEED [PLEASE NOTE: Buyer's shipping cost for this item will exceed the shipping cost quoted by this site.]

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        [Broadside on cloth, supplied title]: Shoe Shine Boys Playing at Dice

      [No place: no publisher, 1900. Near Fine. Broadside printed in color on cloth, possibly a chromoxylographic process. Measuring 22.5" x 22.5". Very slight wear at extremities, faint old folds (largely now flattened out), slight age-wear but still near fine. The cloth is lightly tipped at the top onto foam core backing. Artist's depiction of two black boys, one with a shine box, along with one white boy, play craps for pennies on the sidewalk, to their evident delight. No place of publication, but clearly American and possibly from New York; no publication information, and no obvious artist's mark, what must certainly be a rare survivor. We could find no other copy of this image.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Über die in einem späthieratischen Papyrus des Berliner Museums erhaltenen Pyramidentexte. [Dissertation, wohl 1900 bei Paul, Berlin veröffentlicht].

      Berlin, Handschrift, wohl 1900. 129 Seiten, und Texte. 4°. Schlichter Leineneinband der Zeit. Liniertes Papier (5 mm). Es handelt sich hierbei um das Manuskript von der Dissertation des Ägyptologen Georg Möller, verteidigt in Berlin an der Friedrich - Wilhelms - Universität (heute Humboldt - Universität) wohl um 1900. In der Vorbemerkung spricht der Autor dem Prof. Dr. [Adolf] Ermann sowie Dr. [Kurt Heinrich] Sethe seinen Dank aus. Objekt der Untersuchung ist das Papyrus Schmitt (Berliner Museen N. 3037), das Möller allerdings mit solchen, die in der Pariser Bibliothèque Nationale aufbewahrt werden, verglich. Nach einer Einführung und einer allgemeinen Darstellung zur Überlieferungslage der Texte bietet Möller zu jedem Kapitel eine Übersetzung und einen Commentar philologisch - kritischen Charakters. Die Seiten sind jeweils in der Mitte gefalten und nur auf ihrer rechten Seite mit Tinte beschriftet. Die andere Hälfte hat sich Möller für Korrekturen und Kommentare ( von wem ???) mit Bleistift freigelassen. Viele der Notizen scheinen von einem Lektor zu stammen, der die Dissertation korrekturgelesen hat (siehe beispielsweise S. 48). Wer genau dies gewesen sein mag, ist unklar. Die vorliegende Version wird wohl eine nahezu vollendete sein. Es gibt nur wenige Leerstellen, die der Autor für eine spätere Ergänzung freigehalten hat. Auch die Anordnung der Tafeln, die für eine druckreife Edition konzipiert zu sein scheinen, deuten auf ein der Vollendung nahes Stadium hin. Das Buch beinhaltet zahlreiche sehr deutliche Transkriptionen mit Hieroglyphen. Im Anhang werden noch generelle Überlegungen zu den Texten präsentiert. Die Primärtexte sind in Klappen im Inneren des hinteren Buchdeckels für eine Edition abgeschrieben und werden als \"Tafeln\" präsentiert, sind wohl für den Druck konzipiert. Mit enthalten sind eine Art Karteikarten. Ob diese vom Autor oder vom Lektor stammen, ist schwer zu sagen. Es handelt sich hierbei um ein äußerst wertvolles Exemplar. Das Buch befindet sich. Trotz des schlichten Einbands, in einem sehr guten Zustand. Siehe Foto. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Wochenblatt "Geflügel-Börse": Titelblatt vom 2. Okt. 1900 (Weißer Carrier-Täuber) //

      1900 - Blattgrösse: 45 x 31 cm; Grösse der Taubenabbildung: 17 x 19 cm; (Wood-engraving) handkolorierter Holzstich; auf Karton montiert (wieder abnehmbar) // Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. In good state [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurt Pflugmacher]
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        Through Mountains and Canyons: The Canadian Rockies

      W.G. Macfarlane, Toronto 1900 - Unpaginated. Circa 1900. Majestic black and white photographs throughout. William Notman, 1826-91, was the most important Canadian photographer of his time. Oblong: Approximately 9" x 12". Above-average wear to grey covers which bear short tears and are missing a 2" chunk from one corner. Contents unmarked with moderate wear. Light beige stain affects upper edge of back cover and last few pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Small album with 39 cyanotypes and photographs including at least nine of the Connecticut State Reform School for Boys

      Meridian, Connecticut, 1900. Album. Very good. All but one of the images measure approximately 3.5" x 2.25". 19 of the images are cyanotypes; 20 are photographs. Highlights include cyanotypes of: The school's driveway and the large central building, Residential cottages for the boys, Three boys on work detail carrying large milk pails, A group of about 50 boys in what appear to be work or athletic uniforms, Three small groups of boys in their dress uniforms, A young boy wearing a smock and apron and holding a cat, and The school chapel. Other photographs are of the Meriden area including Hubbard Park, Castle Craig, bucolic scenes with cows and sheep, a couple tending a large garden, family groups, and what appears to be the New London Lighthouse. The Connecticut Reform School for Boys opened in 1854 with 154 boys. All were under the age of 16 when convicted, and they could be held at the school for a defined term, until they were 'reformed,' or until they turned 21. While at the School, the boys worked six hours a day; spent four hours in the classroom; prayed, played or performed incidental duties for five hours, and had nine hours to sleep. In 1893, the school's name was changed to the Connecticut School for Boys. It closed in 1972.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Japanese Photograph Album with lacquer boards. c. 1900.

      Album with 78 tinted original photographs, captioned in English, each measuring c. 203 by 268 mm, in its original lacquer boards with original photo on metal plate laid into upper cover, morocco spine ornamented in gilt, all edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt, in the original padded patterned cotton-covered box with a few repairs. The topographical images are mainly of the Main Island, Honshu, with particular emphasis on Nikko, Sendai, Kioto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Onomichi, and Miji. Of special note are several studies of female musicians, dancers and traders. Japanese photographic establishements of the period swapped glass negatives to increase the diversity of the stock photos they could offer to customers. - One of the finest such albums we had for quite some time.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1900 - 1900 & 1901 & 1903 & 1904 Wisden Hardbacks

      1900. Hi and Welcome to our Store. We are selling our HBs off in chunks, happy to split the sets or to send more details and pictures, please just ask us or the admin team here. This lot is a Set of 4 WW1 Hardback Wisdens - 1900 to 1904 Wisden Hardbacks without 1902. In Good Condition but things to note. The 1900 has some restoration to the front board and spine a bump to the rear board and what looks a facsimile plate. The 1901 in very good condition but touch ups to the paste downs and photoplate. The 1903 has restored hinges (as always) but wear to the spine cloth , rather worn throughout with touch ups to the pastedown tops. The 1904 is very good but repaired hinges and pastedown touch ups. A cheap and cheerful set if you dont mind the odd funny.

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        Photograph album.

      Shanghai, Huangpu River, Moganshan, Hangzhou, ca. 1900. - Oblong folio (363 x 274 mm). Contemporary block-bound silk album of 167 photographs. Various sizes; largest 297 x 218 mm. A photograph album comprising 167 images of the life of a German merchant family in China around the turn of the century. Includes several views of the interior of the Schröders' art-deco residence in Shanghai and of their Chinese domestic workers dressed in late Qing costumes with house puppies and pet monkey, with several portraits of Schröder's wife, showing her feeding the chicken in the courtyard or seated on a horse carriage in the streets of Shanghai, many photographs were taken during the Schröder family's extensive travels in and around Shanghai, for example along the Huangpu River to the mountain retreat in Moganshan and to Hangzhou, showing not only scenic views but also the life of locals they met en route. - Extremeties somewhat rubbed with slight flaws to slik, but still well preserved. Provenance: From the collection of Johannes Gottfried William Schröder (1870-1942). Born in India, the brother of the German poet Rudolf Alexander Schröder grew up in Bremen, trained as a merchant and visited India, China, Japan, and America. He established his own business in Shanghai in 1906. His intimate knowledge of East Asia led him to embrace the philosophy of anthroposophy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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