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        A Group of Giraffes

      Sussex, England: circa late 1940s-early1950s. Oil on Winsor and Newton's "Rathbone" Canvas board. 16 x 12 inches. Signed lower left. Osmond was born on 6 May 1900 in Orford, Suffolk, the son of the Rev. Percy Herbert Osmond (a clergyman with the Church of England) and his wife, Agnes Paulina (née Sadler), and grew up in Surrey where his father was appointed to the vicarage of Ewshot, near Farnham, in 1906. Osmond was educated privately and, from 1917, studied at Regent Street Polytechnic, earning his Art Teacher's Diploma and a Diploma in Art History in 1924. He taught part-time at Hastings College of Technology, Sussex, and at Hornsey College of Art whilst exhibiting his work, primarily painting in oils and illustrations in wash and line. Osmond was married to Constance M. Biggs, a sculpter who also exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1927 and turned freelance in 1928, contributing illustrations to Hutchinson' Pie and to books, including a Reader's Library edition of Black Beauty (1932). He began writing and illustrating his own books in the early 1950s, the first of which, A Valley Grows Up, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1953. It went on to win the Carnegie Medal for the year's most outstanding children's book in 1954. That same year, Osmond began writing and illustrating the Animals of the World series for Oxford University Press (1954-57) which were widely praised for their depth and detail. Osmond subsequently wrote and illustrated a wide variety of books, including From Drumbeat to Tickertape (1960), a study of communication, The Artist in Britain, from the eighth to the twentieth century (1961), and Exploring Fashions and Fabrics (1967). He continued to produce popular books on animals and the peoples of other lands as well as illustrating The Thames Flows Down (1957), written by his wife under the pen-name Laurie Osmond. Osmond was a member of the Society of Industrial Artists and the Society of Authors. His death was registered in Lewes, E. Sussex, in 1981. (

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        [Broadside] Proclamation of Emancipation. Names of members of Congress who voted for the resolution to submit to the Legislatures of the several states the amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting slavery forever

      Denver: Halsey M. Rhoads, 1900. Later printing. A very good copy, small repaired tear at top, small tear at bottom, both in blank areas, vertical and horizontal folds, some minor edge wear.. 1 sheet. Calligraphic portrait of Lincoln in which the script of the Emancipation Proclamation forms Lincoln's image within a 9 x 11 inch decorated frame, surrounded by the names of those members of Congress who voted for the resolution as an amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The original design by W.H. Pratt (Davenport, 1865), contained just the portrait and border (Eberstadt 40) followed by this variation with the additional names (42). Only one at auction in the last forty years, and that one dampstained. Quite scarce in all forms: OCLC locates five libraries with the original 1865 print (40), two with the 1865 variant (42) in the Lib. of Congress and Lincoln Memorial Library, and two of this later edition: Lincoln Memorial Library and Lilly Library. See Eberstadt: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation 42. Lilly Library: Lincoln Prints 4/97.

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        Von Ponte Tresa nach Varese. 7 Original -Lithographien.

      58 x 46 cm, HLwd.- Mappe mit innenliegenden Mappe m. losen Blatt., Lithographien am Rande minimalst gebräunt [nicht beschienen]. Exemplar 81 von 100. Unten links num, unten rechts m. Bleistift sign. (VARLIN). - Der Maler Varlin, 1900 als Willy Guggenheim in Zürich geboren, nimmt innerhalb der Schweizer Malerei des 20. Jahrhunderts eine Sonderstellung ein. Unbeeindruckt von den avantgardistischen und abstrakten Strömungen seiner Zeit, schuf er ein eigenständiges figuratives Werk, das die Fragilität des Alltäglichen ins Zentrum rückt. Varlin starb 1977 im bündnerischen Bondo.

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        A Catalogue of Books Bound by S T Prideaux Between MDCCCXC and MDCCCC With Twenty-Six Illustrations

      London: Printed by S. T. Prideaux and K. Adams 1900. 20, (2), plus 26 plates, pp. Edition limited to 200 copies. This copy out of series. Presentation copy, inscribed 'H. Percy Adams, from the author & printer, S.T. P.' on the front endpaper, probably the architect H. Percy Adams. Original blue cloth spine over decorative blue paper-covered boards. Slight nick to board edge. With 26 full-page plates. Introductory essay by the author & binder followed by a list of books bound. A fresh and clean copy. Scarce item, printed by Sarah Prideaux, and her student, and fellow binder Katherine Adams. . Very Good. Boards. Limited Edition. 1900. 8vo..

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        Excellent Caricature Portrait Signed 'Enrico Caruso' and dated by him, of Queen WILHELMINA of the Netherlands, (Enrico, 1873-1921, Italian Operatic Tenor)

      1900 - (1880-1962, reigned 1890-1948), in his bold black crayon, showing the Queen's head and neck in profile to the left, her hair in small curls with a 'bun', with his autograph identification in Italian ('Guglielmina d'Olanda') on the verso, 13½" x 8½", no place but probably New York, one small closed defect and three other tiny edge defects, all in blank portions, else good

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 1900. Limp Cover originally now rebound.

      John Wisden and Co. London 1900 - Rebound recently in brown cloth gilt retaining rear cover but lacking front cover. 506pp. + adverts. With original photographic plate with tissue guard. Pages sl. browned o/w clean and sound. VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Short Account of the Leach Bermejo Expedition of 1899, with some Reference to the Flora, Fauna and Indian Tribes of the Chaco

      Buenos Aires: J. Smart, Printer and Bookbinder, 1900, 1900. First edition. OCLC records five copies. Fine copy.. Demy 8vo, original red cloth, black lettering. Frontis and illustrations in the text. An expedition taken on behalf of the owners of a sugar and coffee plantation in extreme northwest Argentina, who wanted to explore the possibility of transporting their produce down the nearby Bermejo river, and thus save on the costly railway freight of over a thousand miles. They hired Dobson, a correspondent for the River Plate Sport and Pastime magazine, for the job and he provides an interesting and entertaining account of his journey, which concluded successfully.

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        Gesammelte Werke (32 (von 36) Abteilungen in 25 Bdn. u. Registerbd.. [und:] Tagebücher I-IV (4 von 5 Bdn.).

      8, zus. ca. 7100 S. Werke u. 1900 S. Tagebücher, OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Etwas gebrauchspurig, min. fleckig, etwas beschienen - eben brauchbar Unterschiedliche Auflagen.Fehlend: Abt. 13/14: Vier erbauliche Reden 1844 Abt. 24/25: Die krankheit zum Tode.Abteilung: Krankheit zum Tode in 4. - 5. Tsd. Übersetzt von Emanuel u. Rose Hirsch u. Hayo Gerdes. Jeder Band mit Anmerkungen des Übersetzers, detaillierter Registerband. Sämtliche Hauptwerke und unzählige kleinere Schriften - umfangreichste und massgebende deutsche Ausgabe.

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        Count of Monte Cristo 4 volume set

      LITTLE, BROWN & CO, BOSTON 1900 - gilt lettering on spines, Vol 1 394 pgs, Vol 2 396 pgs, Vol 3 402 pgs, Vol 4 452 pgs, all volumes have some wear to boards, corners and spine, Vol 3 has some pages taped and spine cracked, Vol 4 covers have spotting on front/back, some discoloration to some pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1900 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom [Uncut]

      London John Murray 1900 8vo: viii,487,[1]pp, with one diagram, 109 tables. Original publisher's standard green pebbled cloth, covers paneled in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, black end papers, book plate on front paste down. As with first edition, spine title spells "fertilisation" with a "z," while title page uses an "s." The text of this edition remains unaltered up to p. 370, where the addition of a large footnote necessitated resetting of the remaining pages. A truly superlative example, completely uncut (unopened) and virtually pristine. Freeman 1260. Fine ¶ Second Edition, fifth impression. Meant as a complement to "Fertlisation of Orchids," but "too technical and too detailed to command a wide sale." (Freeman) N.B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      Underwood & Underwood Ltd, D.J.Ellison, 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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        Histoire des DIOCÈSES de NANCY, TOUL & Saint DIÉ

      Crépin-Leblond, nancy 1900 - Histoire des DIOCÈSES de NANCY, TOUL & Saint DIÉ par l'abbé MARTIN Ouvrage en trois volumes reliés (17.5 cm x 26 cm) reliure demi-chagrin bleu foncé, dos lisse, orné d'une pièce de titre, auteur, maroquin cerise, couverture cartonnée marbrée bleue, 602, 660 et 603 pages, chez Crépin-Leblond, Nancy, 1900/1903 premier volume : 1900 - 602 pages - des Origines à la réunion de Toul à la France second volume : 1901 - 660 pages, suivies d'une carte dépliante du diocèse de Toul en 1900 - de la réunion de Toul à la France au démembrement du diocèse troisième volume : 1903 - 603 pages - du démembrement en trois diocèses à la modification des circonscriptions diocésaines après la guerre Franco-Allemande Bon état (superbe reliure - cachet à froid de l'ancien propriétaire sur pages de titre) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TOTENTANZ. - Hermann Moest. Selbstbildnis des Künstlers im Profil nach links. Er liegt im Bett, ihn schüttelt "grimmiges Fieber", neben ihm steht der Tod in Gestalt eines Gerippes und will ihn ins "bessere Jenseits" führen. Der Künstler wehrt sich mit einer Handbewegung. Darunter eigenhändige Hs. mit Tinte: ein fünfstrophiges Gedicht, in dem er den Tod anredet.

      - Kohlestiftzeichnung, sign. "H. Moest", um 1900, 53,5 x 34 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVI, S. 15. - Der Illustrator, Akt- und Figurenmaler (1868-1945) wurde in Karlsruhe und München (Liezen-Mayer) ausgebildet und lebte seit 1914 in Berlin. - Oben hinterlegte Randeinrisse.

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        Mimic War

      New York: Edgar O. Clark, 1900. Fine. Complete set of twenty-five six inch chromolithographed cardboard soldiers nailed to their wooden stands, in the original box and with the original fold-up tent. The uniforms represent the Spanish-American War. Here is a cannoneer, with foot soldiers, a naval contingent and the requisite marching band. One soldier bears a resemblance to Roosevelt himself. We note only three creases on the twenty-five soldiers; otherwise they are in fine, as new condition, each securely nailed to their original wooden bases. The tent has had a minor repair to the tab which keeps it upright, with a few old pinholes there suggesting a pin was used to close it before the tab was repaired. Overall a fine set in its original box with the lithographed cover. The box does have a couple of tears and lacks a small piece of the lid flap on one end else it is in very good condition. Beginning about 1857, sets of toy solders were produced on strips or sheets, to be cut out and assembled by the purchaser. About 1890, though, a process was developed to adhere lithographs to board, then nailing the feet to a small wooden block, making for a sturdy play set. Though McLoughlin Bros. was the leader in cardboard toy soldiers, Sowdon and Clark (and after Sowdon's death, Edgar O. Clark alone) was practically the only small firm to surpass McLoughlin's quality. Sources suggest only a few sets were issued, making them significantly rarer than their McLoughlin counterparts.

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        The Book Of The London International Chess Congress 1899

      Longmans, Green & Co, 1900. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1900. First Edition. 232 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Green ribbon. Limited to 500 copies. Rough cut page are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and moderate foxing. Binding has remained firm although hinges are beginning to slightly crack. Ribbon is a little frayed and creased at ends with some slight tanning,. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges.

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        Works of, The

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1900. An Elaborate Arts and Crafts Style Binding From The School of Douglas CockerellWith Two Hundred and Ninety-Two Onlaid Green Morocco Circles [BINDING]. SHAKESPEARE, Willliam. The Works of William Shakespeare. Edited by William George Clark and William Aldis Wright. London: Macmillan and Co., 1900. The Globe Edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 127 mm.). viii, 1,138 (double-column) pp.Bound ca. 1900, most probably by a student of Douglas Cockerell, in in full brown morocco in the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Both covers bordered in blind enclosing an elaborately decorated blind stamped lattice design, each with twenty-four blind-tooled squares enclosing a four leaf and central flower design. The twenty-four squares framed by one hundred and seventy four gilt circles with green morocco onlays and in addition thirty-five blind-stamped circles. Spine with five raised bands similarly decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments. There are ten 'squares' surrounded by ninety gilt circles and twenty-four blind corner circles. The spine is lettered in gilt in the second compartment and dated "1900" at the foot. Turn-ins ruled in blind and decorated with three-leaf blind-tooled corners and seventy-two gilt circles with green morocco onlays, green paper liners and double matching end-papers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.Although unsigned this is a remarkable hand-tooled Arts and Crafts Style binding somewhat reminiscent of some of the earlier work of Douglas Cockerell - most probably executed by one of his students.Douglas Cockerell (1870-1945). In 1893 Douglas Cockerell was apprenticed to Cobden-Sanderson's Doves Bindery and set up his own bindery in 1897. He became an influential voice in the development of bookbinding and conservation standards through his teaching at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and his book Bookbinding and the Care of Books which was first published in 1901 and has become a standard work on bookbinding.

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        Ten Original Caricatures and Cartoons by Zito from the Surf Club

      No Place: Privately Printed, No Date. First edition. Loose Sheets. Very Good. Sold here together are ten wonderful hand-drawn caricatures and cartoons by Vincent Zito. They all were created at someplace called The Surf Club (possibly in Florida). Each one is on stiff board measuring 7 3/4" wide x 9 3/4" tall. All but one of them is SIGNED "Zito" All in very good condition. A few are a bit smudged.Zito (1900-1966) was a well-known caricaturist who worked throughout Europe and in Palm Beach, Florida. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        The Book Of The London International Chess Congress 1899

      Longmans, Green & Co 1900 - 1900. First Edition. 232 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Green ribbon. Limited to 500 copies. Rough cut page are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and moderate foxing. Binding has remained firm although hinges are beginning to slightly crack. Ribbon is a little frayed and creased at ends with some slight tanning, Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      A C Armstrong Co, N Y, N Y 1900 - 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 499;575;536;571;576;571 pages; "Fordham Edition". 8vo, olive cloth with satin finish, gilt spine lettering, T. E. G. , texts untrimmed, 6 folded facsimiles in Volume I, SMALL ORIGINAL UNSIGNED ETCHING TIPPED TO TITLE PAGE IN VOLUME I plus engraved frontis portrait, other volumes with TOTAL OF SEVEN ORIGINAL SEPIA-TONED ETCHINGS BY R. SWAIN GIFFORD OR F. S. CHURCH (some unsigned) , five serving as frontises with the others as text illustrations. Spines sunned to mild brown, covers with minor wear and rubbing, texts solid and clean with slight aging and brief foxing, spotting at front endpapers in Volume VI. C. F. , BAL 16229. Reprint of the Armstrong edition of 1884. ; 13 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Goupil and Company, London, Paris, New York 1900 - This is #74/350 copies printed on Japanese paper. Finely-bound and signed by the Harcourt Bindery of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Cover border designs in gilt. Panelled spine with lettering and panel borders in gilt. Inner dente3lles and marbled endpapers. Free endpapers darkened at dentelles. Top edge gilt. 1/2" x 1" piece missing from top of spine. Frontispiece portrait in two states, one of which is hand-colored. Collated complete. All portraits are in two states, with tissue-guards, one of which is titled. A total of 39 full-page portraits in two states and an additional 8 plates in one state. A fine, clean copy throughout. Printed and plates engraved by Manzi, Joyant and Company near Paris. 300pp. Due to size and weight postage will be extra. Size: Large Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ian Hamilton's March

      Longmans, Green, & Co., London 1900 - This is the British first edition, first printing of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers. His daring escape made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900, including four letters which had never appeared in periodical form. (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105) The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. It was published in England in October, just a few weeks after Churchill's first election to Parliament. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith, with a second and final printing adding only 1,700 copies. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. This first edition, first printing is in good plus condition, sound and unrestored with some cosmetic detractions. The red cloth binding remains tight with bright boards. We note minor wear at corners and wrinkling at spine ends, modest spine toning and some concavity to the spine, a two inch moisture stain at the rear hinge, and a very slight forward lean to the binding. The contents remain bright with a crisp feel. All maps and plans are present, as well as the frontispiece and tissue guard, and the original black endpapers are intact. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is primarily confined to the page edges and first few leaves, only occasionally intruding slightly into the blank inner text margins. The page edges show mild age-toning, the top edge light dust soiling. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Touchstone

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900, 1900. FIRST EDITION SIGNED. 1 vol. Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped gray boards, signed by Wharton on the front blank endleaf, front inner hinge starting, outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, occasional foxing to beginning and ending leaves, housed in a red morocco backed slipcase, raised bands, gilt decorated spine.

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        Sketchbook with 45 scenes, mostly landscapes and views, mostly rendered with color pencils

      - Lovely country landscapes, panaromas and cottages drawn by a sure hand with a real Impressionistic panache. N.d., circa 1900, based on the kind of album binder used. 4to. 27 by 19 cm. Most of the illustrations are done directly on the paper in the album, with some loose or attached via slits in the backing paper. And the vast majority are most of the page or one to a page, with a few pages with two illustrations. Place captions or short titles abound, although they are not always fully readable. There are mountain views, bridges, rivers, lakes, churches, gardens, streams, forests, groves, winter and summer views, and unnumerable cottages. There are also drawings of a few bouquets and flowers, and four drawings of butterflies. Finally, there is a black and white drawing of sailboats. A particular effective technique was Atkinson's use of a black pencil to provide an almost painterly sheen as well as provide some depth and motion. Wear to the cloth cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Japanese Fabric Sample Portfolio with over 400 fabric swatches

      Kyoto, Japan 1900 - Meiji era sample fabric in-house catalog showcasing the remarkable new synthetic colors being introduced into Japan through trade with western nations. The catalog includes a broad range of deep purples, mauves and bright hot reds, fabrics colored with dyes of an intensity and durability previously not available in a country which used only animal and plant based dyes. The catalog offers a unique reference for Japanese fabrics as well as western fabrics in the Japanese market, demonstrating the growing influence of the foreign market in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. The catalog opens with large dark purple swatches followed by intense reds. Remarkably vibrant fabric swatches include silk, velvet, velour, brocade, crinoline, wool, cotton, and silk blend fabrics. These fabrics were used for kimonos, Western style clothing, lingerie, millinery, and drapes during the late Meiji period, from the late 1860s through the early 1900s. The catalog includes a broad range of styles and texture samples, not cut in uniform size but perhaps remnants from the cutting floor. A few of the samples have Western European trading house or manufacturers markings. This includes a sample with a printed label for Arnold Otto Meyer, a German trading house founded 1857 which actively imported much Japanese fabric until 1900. Another piece is a beautiful sheer silk sample marked 'Made in Switzerland. M. Ponget Japanese Trading Company', which actively sold to the Chinese market. Purple and red were the most difficult colors to dye, and so became the colors associated with the noble classes in Japan. The new aniline dyes shown in these fabric swatches created a revolution in the fashion and textile worlds, and provided proof of the great profit to be made from the newest branch of science, organic chemistry.William Perkin was the first to develop the aniline dye mauveine, which he derived from coal tar. Perkin's new synthetic purple was described by his teacher, the noted German chemist A. W. Hofmann in his essay 'On Mauve and Magenta', (Proceedings of the Royal Institution 3, (1858 - 62): pp468-83) as "a dye 'of extraordinary tinctorial power". Throughout the 1860s Hofmann also worked in Germany on developing a range of synthetic colorful textile dyes, ultimately creating quinoline red in 1887. The British developed & patented the new synthetic dyes, but did not have the money for production; the Germans filled the void and grew to dominate the chemical dye industry. In this catalog there is a sample of a German imported fabric with printed German manufacturer's label of Arnold Otto Meyer, a German trading house which traded extensively with Japan. In Japan, the textile and chemical industries were two of the first to modernize. By 1870 the Japanese Chemistry Bureau was founded and German and British chemists were invited to establish the first chemistry department at Tokyo University. In the early 1870s Japanese dyers went to Osaka to learn from the English experts in dyeing; others went to France and Germany. In 1875 the Somedono, or Dyeing Palace was established in Kyoto to teach the use of synthetic dyes, and by the next year Japanese dyers had incorporated synthetic colors into their trade. Dyes were imported from English, Swiss, French and German sources, with the greatest proportion from England.Oblong folio (16 1/4 x 12"), unnumbered [100] pp. 414 woven and embroidered fabric samples are tipped in, on rice paper pages. Sizes range from 1 x 2" up to 11 x 14". Contemporary gray paper covered boards, some scuffing and wear at corners. Japanese punch sewn with cord binding and tassel. Some samples with minor fraying to foredges, some peeling up from the adhesive at corners, occasional marking from glue. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Book of Book-Plates edited by Joseph W. Simpson. Volume 1; Numbers 1-4: April 1900- March 1901. [First Four Parts in the Publisher's Binder].

      Williams & Norgate, 14 Henrietta St., Covent Garden, London; 20 South Frederick Street, Edinburgh [-]. Four Numbers of Volume One, in a small portfolio. George Waterston & Sons, Printers, Edinburgh. 1900 - [Publisher's Limitation Statement]: "Only 500 copies of the parts of this volume will be printed for sale [-]" Size of binder: 6 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in., containing the 4 parts (1900-01), with tan or gray papercovers, with an art-nouveau style design by J. W. Simpson, printer's device & limitation statement printed on the back covers. Bookplate design frontispiece to Number One by J. W. Simpson, with an elaborate art-nouveau-style woodcut border to the frontispiece and title-pages of each number, also by Simpson. Bookplate designs in black on white, using various types of reproduction. 1: pp. [1]-[44], reproduces frontispiece & 14 bookplates, black on white, on one side of the page only; 2: pp. [45]-[92](pp. 91-92 are ads, including one for the Pear Tree Press, reproduces frontispiece & 15 bookplates (including E. G. Craig's Ellen Terry bookplate), black on white; 3: pp. [93]-[140] (pp. 137-139 are ads, including Pear Tree), reproduces frontispiece & 14 bookplates, black on white, and one extra plate on glossy paper (Levetus/Hunt plate), in-text designs; 4: pp. [141]-[188] (pp. 185-188 are ads), reproduces frontispiece & 12 bookplates in black on white, the Cameron designs are on semi-glossy paper, in-text designs. Four loose numbers, in a light gray, cloth-covered, wraparound, portfolio type binder with gilt-lettered titling on the spine, and on the front cover, with border design in dark green on the front cover. With the 1914 Ray Warren Irvin bookplate, on the inner front cover, and a more recent Leo Wyatt-designed bookplate, with a frog design. The paper covers of Number One are partly detatched, with paper worn off the spine, the binder shows some small chips, splits to the spine-ends, tanning to the cloth, the paper covers show some age-related tanning, chipping to edges. A very rare and quite fragile type of periodical, that ran for several years (1900- ca. 1905); this is the first volume. Partial Contents/Bookplate Designers featured in each number: 1: James Guthrie's Designs for Bookplates, by J. W. Simpson; 6 designs for bookplates by James Guthrie; bookplate designed by R. Anning Bell; bookplate by Gordon Craig (2); bookplate designed by Julius Diez; bookplate by J. W. Simpson (2); bookplate by Edmund H. New; bookplate by J. Walter West. 2: The Collector, by Richard Stewart; 6 bookplates by Edward Gordon Craig; Concerning Some Bookplates Designed by Edward Gordon Craig [-], by Edward Gordon Craig; 8 bookplates by: J. Guthrie, J. W. T. Manuel, J. W. Simpson, Celia Levetus, Georg Barlosius, Frank Chouteau Brown. 3: bookplate by James Guthrie; Book-Plate Designs of Celia Levetus, by Richard Stewart; 6 bookplates by Celia Levetus; Among My Bookplates by George May Elwood; Thumb-nail portrait of G. M. Elwood by Margaret Elwood; bookplate by J. Guthrie (2); bookplate by R. Anning Bell; bookplate by J. W. Simpson; bookplate by Wilbur Macey Stone (2); bookplate by Claude Fayette Bragdon; bookplate by A. D. Carse; bookplate by H. H. Bulman; bookplate by Gordon Craig. 4: On Book-Plates, by James Guthrie; Hand Coloured, by Oliver Bath; bookplate by Gordon Craig; bookplate by Wilbur Macey Stone; 5 bookplates by D. Y. Cameron; Etched Book-Plates of D. Y. Cameron, by J. W. Simpson; bookplate by A. D. Carse; bookplate by L. Beulah Mitchell; bookplate by Horst-Schulze; bookplate by Celia Levetus; bookplate by J. Guthrie; bookplate by J. W. Simpson. Weight: 1 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Musterbuch - [Gründerzeit Möbel].

      Quer-4, 80 lithographierte u. teilweise kolorierte Taf., OLwd. der Zeit, blind- u. goldgeprägt, Deckel mit zahlreichen verletzungen, Etwas gebrauchspurig, etwas stockfleckig, kleine Bleistiftanmerkungen. Trotzdem und insgesamt ein sehr gutes Exemplar. SELTEN! Gestempelt: Bau- u. Möbelschreinerei Baumgartner , Hagendorn-Cham. Sehr seltenes Musterbuch von 733 Möbeln jeglichen Typs: Sofas, Fauteuils, Spiegel, Beistelltische, Vitrinen, Schränke, Schreibtische, Tische, Ausziehtische, Stühle, Schaukelstühle, Kommoden, Bücherschränke, Klavierhocker, Klapptischchen, Vitrinen, Kleiderständer, Kinderstühlchen - alles was gross- u. kleinbürgerliche Menschen um 1900 als Mobiliar gefiel.

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        Eugène Atget, Paris, Hôtel de Melle du Chatelet, Place des Vosges

      1900 - Photographie,vintage albumen print, numérotation par Atget au dos de l'image // Circa 1900 // Tirage albuminé // Format (cm): 17x22

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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