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        HILDA WADE ..

      London: Grant Richards, 1900.. Octavo, pp. [i-xi] xii-xiv [1] 2-360, illustrations by Gordon Browne, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. A posthumously published episodic criminous sensation novel which was completed by Allen's friend, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and published in THE STRAND MAGAZINE. In his MEMORIES AND ADVENTURES (1924), p. 254, Doyle "says that, in response to Grant Allen's dying wish, he wrote the last two stories in HILDA WADE [i.e. 'The Episode of the Officer Who Understood Perfectly' and 'The Episode of the Dead Man Who Spoke']." - Wolff 106. In MURDER FOR PLEASURE, Howard Haycraft writes: "Vincent Starrett calls ... HILDA WADE ..., completed by Conan Doyle from Allen's notes, "one of the great stories of pursuit and detection and one that is too little known ..." (page 80). Glover and Green, Victorian Detective Fiction 6. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 4. Hubin (1994), p. 11. Slight spine lean, cloth worn at spine ends and corners, outer joints rubbed, short closed tear at upper edge of rear joint, a few scuffs to cloth, lower rear corner tip bumped, some spotting to endpapers, a sound, good copy. Still a fairly decent copy of a scarce book that does not age gracefully. (#151627)

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        London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

      Longmans, Green and Co., 91 and 93 Fifth Avenue, New York 1900 - First American edition, one of 3000 copies (English was 10, 000 copies). Folding map. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth. Some wear at head and tail, but very good copy First American edition, one of 3000 copies (English was 10, 000 copies). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE NEW SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON OR OUR UNKNOWN INHERITANCE

      New York, London, Montreal: The Abbey Press Publishers, [1900].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-279 [280: blank] + 32-page undated publisher's catalogue at rear, inserted frontispiece map, title page printed in red & black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in olive green, tan and black, spine panel stamped in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A Robinsonade written for young readers about the adventures of a family of English emigrants lost in the Amazon basin in Brazil in the 1840s. Early gift inscription on front free endpaper. Remnant of a small bird sticker on rear paste-down, else a nearly fine copy. OCLC records 4 copies. A very scarce book. Formerly, part of the Stuart A. Teitler collection of lost race fiction. (#151625)

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        Histoire Universelle de l' Eglise Catholique.

      Montrèjeau, 1900. 20 voll. , in 8° , m. pelle, pp. complessive XLVIII + 15126. Antip. del 1° vol. ill. con ritratto dell' autore.

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        Hunting Photograph Album

      Vicinity of Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1900. Photograph album. Very good. 72 photographs (2.5" x 4") affixed to 18 thick cardboard leaves in a 5.25" x 7.25" album titled "The Kodak Book" in gilt. 71 of the photographs are 2.5" x 4"; one is approximately 3.5" x 4.5". The photographs are all in nice shape, some with a little light scuffing. The album has some minor wear. One of the photographs clearly shows a sign for the Hagemeister Brewing Company, a pre-prohibition Green Bay brewery established in 1890. 27 of the photos show men and boys hunting with rifles and dogs. Three show two men logrolling. The other photographs show houses, a lake, children with deer, dogs, family members, flowering bushes, horse-drawn buggies or carts, and the building with the Hagemeister sign.

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        Photo Album: Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing, and Outdoor Life

      [N.p., American Northeast, 1900. 96 3 x 2 inch Kodak Brownie photographs, mounted 4 to a page. Oblong 8vo. Brown cloth album. Photographs generally fine. 96 3 x 2 inch Kodak Brownie photographs, mounted 4 to a page. Oblong 8vo. Includes deerhunting scenes, camping, fishing from a boat and netting fish near a dam, boating, canoeing; views of farm, field and woods; draught horses; and winter camping.

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        The Battles of the War for the Union

      Henry Altemus Company, Philadelphia 1900 - Circa 1900. Original color pictorial cloth binding showing Union soldiers engaged in battle.Title in red on front cover.Title in red on spine with a design of a flower in black.Very slight creasing to the tail and head cap.Color frontispiece with previous owner's neat signature in pencil.Eighty black and white illustrations. An OUTSTANDING DUST JACKET.The DJ is in beige with dark blue lettering and duplicates the action picture on the front cover of the book.Title on spine in blue with No. 26 added.Rear cover is an advert for other titles in the Artemus Young People's Library.Mild foxing on front of cover, moderate foxing on back of cover.Small tear to head and tail of spine.(easily repairable).The DJ is in a mylar protective cover. Size: 5" x 6 1/4" 1st Printing Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [ALBUM CONTAINING OVER ON HUNDRED TWENTY VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEXICO CITY AND ITS ENVIRONS AT THE TURN OF THE 20th CENTURY]

      [Mexico City, 1900. 124 silver gelatin photographs, each 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Oblong octavo. Black cloth album, slightly rubbed and scratched, bookseller's label on rear pastedown. Photos mounted directly to black card stock, with tissue guards. A few photos lightly faded or with slight mirroring, but mostly sharp, clean images. Very good. A lively and well-composed vernacular photograph album containing over one hundred twenty pictures of Mexico City and the surrounding areas. Evidently from an early 20th-century American vacation, the album depicts a wide variety of street scenes, landscapes, architecture, and events. The photographer's recorded journey begins outside Mexico City in a small town, and the album contains several of the local buildings, including a restaurant, some religious edifices, and the railroad station, where the traveling party's train awaits. An image of Mexico City from the hills above announces their arrival, and there are a myriad of busy street scenes, including outdoor markets, restaurants and storefronts. There are also photos of the city landmarks, such as the Cuauhtémoc statue, the Paseo de la Reforma, the Caballito monument, Zocalo, the Catholic cathedral and other religious buildings. Further photos show gardens, street trams, hotels and other architecture. The group attends a bullfight, of which there are a series of photographs, and travels out to the canal district, Xochimilco. In the final section of the album the party has traveled back out into the nearby countryside, and there are photos of the train journey, town architecture, and gardens, as well as a view of the volcano Popocatépetl. A cohesive and engaging photograph album, showing Mexico City and the vicinity at the turn of the 20th century.

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        THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD OR UNDER THE TYRANNY.

      London: Lawrence and Bullen, Ltd.,. 1900. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, edges untrimmed.. Offsetting to free endpapers with the upper right corner of the front. free endpaper clipped, former owner's label pasted to front free. endpaper (dated 1899), corners a little soft, spine a little faded,. mild soiling to edges, a very good or somewhat better copy. A scarce. book. (#139159). First edition. A science fiction novel in which the protagonist, Gerald Pierce de Lacy, is sent three hundred years into the future by occult means. The world of 2174 is an authoritarian dystopia ruled by the Chinese who possess weapons of mass destruction (including something that might be a disintegrating ray) and a huge fleet of flap-winged airships of great speed and power. The Chinese empire is attacked by rebel forces based in Antarctica, the hidden headquarters of their leader, England's King Arthur. The insurgents are soundly defeated and the king is killed in a battle fought with fantastic weapons. "Yet this nominal victory for the Chinese marks the beginning of the downfall of their empire, for the rest of the world rises in rebellion. The English fleet destroys the Chinese capital, and eventually the empire falls ... [Lenore, King Alfred's daughter becomes] Queen of England, or, as the book title has it, Queen of the World. De Lacy would be Lenore's consort, but he is snatched back to the nineteenth century ... A curious work. Similar to the work of George Griffith, but superior in many ways. It is hack work done by a good writer who has dashed off a thriller hastily without worrying about loose ends, inconsistencies, or clarity." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1607. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 26. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 231. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 165. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 859. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 122-23. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 80. Bleiler (1978), p. 147. Reginald 10627.

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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.

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        Southern Arabia

      London: Smith Elder. 1900 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (23 x 15 cm.). pp.x+[ii]+455+[4, ads]. Original red cloth, gilt stamped vignette to upper cover, spine gilt lettered and gilt rules. Complete with 6 maps and 24 illustrations as called for. Inner hinges cracked but firm, spine very lightly rubbed, generally an excellent copy. Ex libris Bibliothek des Tabakmuseums with their bookplte to inside front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Southern Arabia Soudan And Socotra. A very good copy from the library of Sir Harold MacMichael.

      Smith, Elder, London. 1900 - 8vo. Bound in the first issue red cloth with oryx in gilt centre of upper board. the cloth is a little rubbed and there is evidence of a little glue in the gutter of the original black rear endpapers. The initial letters running down the first page of the Preface have been lost when the book was possibly opened carelessly nearest the gutter. However, the sense can be easily construed. x, (2), 455pp. (4pp. publisher's advertisements. Complete with 24 plates and 6 maps.The verso of the leading endpaper is signed H.A. MacMichael Jan. 1919 and his bookplate is on the front paste-down. Sir Harold MacMichael (1882-1969), was a senior administrator in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Tangyanyika, Palestine and Malaya, and author of the important " Arab Tribes Of The Sudan " Cambridge 1922. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original pencil and watercolor scale drawing for processional cross for The Knickerbocker Greys (with the logo coloured in red and blue). F.S.D. Processional Cross Length-72 ins Brasa & Oak Chromium Plated..,.Design B."

      New York: Black Starr & Frost Gorham Inc, 1900. 1 vols. Image 23-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches; matted to 29-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches overall. Matted. 1 vols. Image 23-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches; matted to 29-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches overall. George R. Benda worked in New York at the end of the 19th century; he specialized in designs in silver, many for the noted firm of Black, Starr & Frost - Gorham, for whom he made this elegant rendering. The Greys are headquartered in New York's Seventh Regiment Armory.

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        Works

      1900. IRVING, Washington. Works. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, circa 1900. Twenty-four volumes bound in 12. 12mo, modern three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt. $2000.“Handy Volume Edition” of Irving's works, handsomely bound.“Before Emerson and Lowell, [Irving] married American literature to the literature of the world. He has every right to retain the title enthusiastically bestowed upon him, ‘Father of American Literature” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 407). Includes The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon (which contains “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleep Hollow”), The Crayon Miscellany, The Alhambra, Salmagundi, Knickerbocker's History of New York, Tales of a Traveller and more. Each volume with frontispiece, decorative head- and tailpieces. A fine set, handsomely bound.

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        Documents inédits sur Alfred de Musset

      Librairie A. Rouquette, Paris 1900 - in-8 268 pp. Un nom + une date sur la 1ère page. Demi reliure à coins en toile postérieure. Un accroc sur la pièce de titre du dos. L'ouvrage contient des lettres manuscrites de l'auteur. Langue : Français Nb de volumes : 1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte de Chine

      E. Bretschneider 1900 - Géographie. Carte. Hauteurs en pieds anglais. Explication de quelques termes géographiques chinois. Cette carte a été annotée à la main des lignes de chemin de fer : Ligne de Cheng-Zou à Han-Kéou, la Ligne de Cheng-Zou à Shangaï, les lignes en exploitation, les études, les études définitives, les constructions, les variantes. La nationalité des Sociétés concessionnaires (Anglaises, Allemandes ou Italiennes) est précisée. Une coupure de presse de 1908 concernant la convention de la construction de la ligne Pékin-Chenkiang est épinglé à cette carte. Pas courant ! 73x63. 1p. in-folio Etat correct. Quelques mouillures/taches qui n'affectent pas la lecture ! En feuille. 18 panneaux collés sur papier toilé

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        Materialien der Literatur- und Kunstgesellschaft "PAN". Aus dem Nachlass von Hugo und Rudolf Greinz.

      Linz - Innsbruck, -, 1897 - 1900. - Bei den Materialien handelt es sich offensichtlich um Papiere aus der Gründerzeit der Literatur- und Kunstgesellschaft "PAN" in Linz und in Innsbruck. Die Gründung wurde circa 1897 anvisiert, sodann 1898 realisiert. In diesem Konvulut, aufbewahrt in einer Kladde, überschrieben mit PAN, enthält neben 13 Berichten über die Gründung des Vereins in damaligen Tageszeitungen (z. Teil sehr ausführlich) auch die handschriftlichen Notizen (zum Teil in Stenographie) über die zukünftigen Mitglieder, weiters die gedruckten Statuten von Innsbruck und Linz, daneben Einladungen zu Festivitäten und die Kassagebarung, dann Grußbotschaften, Kartengrüße, Briefe und erste Rezensionen (Seebach). Der handschriftliche Teil besteht aus circa 46 Blatt und bezieht sich nur auf den Verein "PAN". Diese Materialien sind unerschlossen und stellen ein wichtiges Bindeglied der literarischen Vernetzung in Österreich dar, deren Bedeutung sich rund um die Zeitschrift "Der Brenner" und "Föhn" spiegelte. Die Namen lesen sich wie ein "who is who" des literarischen und künstlerischen "Jung-Tirol". - Unikat!

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        BOOKMAN.|THE

      London, England: Hodder and Stoughton, 1893, 1900-34. 4to. half leather, cloth; and stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. 34 volumes. Union List I, 741. Set of 34 volumes includes bound set, Volumes XIX (October 1900-March 1901), XX (April-September 1901), XXI (October-December 1901). Also includes loose Christmas supplements 1893, 1900 and 1902-34. 1901 Chistmas supplement included in bound set. Illustrated. Bound set rubbed and scuffed at edges. Most loose supplements chipped at edges, especially spines. Covers of 1893 supplement loose. Inside front hinge of bound volume cracked.

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        Meisner & Buch - postcard designs.

      WEDGWOOD GIRLSOntwerpen voor postkaarten uitgegeven door Meissner & Buch, gouaches van de hand van monogrammist ?M.S.M.?? vervaardigd rond 1900. Afm. elk 19,2 x 13,8 cm.Meissner & Buch uit Leipzig waren van 1876 tot 1914 drukkers en uitgevers van een verscheidenheid aan fijne lithografische producten. Meissner & Buch verspreidden hun productie via een agent in Engeland. Ze staan bekend om hun zeer hoge kwaliteit postkaarten met afbeeldingen van schone dames, kinderen en stads- en vergezichten. Aan hun kaarten liggen vaak schitterende grafische ontwerpen ten grondslag.Prijs: ?875,- (per stuk, incl. lijst).

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        The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for serious People, in Three Acts. [Price One Shilling and Sixpence Net]. [Together with Stuart Mason's Bibliography on Oscar Wilde - Original Edition] First Edition / Original Acting Edition (Textbook).

      London/New York, Samuel French, [no date] c. 1900. - 12,5 x 18,5 cm. [6], 52, [2] pages (with notice of Acting rights on pastedown and 2 pages of advertised works, published by French, in the back). Original printed wrappers (Softcover). Spinestrip damaged with more than two thirds missing. Bookblock a little shaky. But front and rear wrappers in very good condition besides a smaller, closed tear to front wrapper. Minor signs of foxing only. Few marginal notes in the text and some underlining in ink. COPAC locates only 6 copies worldwide (and all of them falsely mention 1893 as issue date, which results from the mentioning of the date on the titlepage as "Copyright , October 1893". On the Character - page below the title it correctly reads: "Played for the first time at the St.James's Theatre, on Thursday, February 14th, 1895". Remarkably rare and desirable collector's item of Wilde's masterpiece. Stuart Mason - Bibliography of Oscar Wilde - No. 384 (page 431). Later impression of the First Edition of the so-called "Acting Edition", containing an unrevised text ! This one sown, not wired. Barely any of these Textbooks survived. [The Dramatic Works of Oscar Wilde]. The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court, where Wilde's homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment. His notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. After his release, he published the play from exile in Paris, but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work. After the success of Wilde's plays Lady Windermere's Fan and A Woman of No Importance, Wilde's producers urged him to write further plays. In July 1894 he mooted his idea for The Importance of Being Earnest to George Alexander, the actor-manager of the St James's Theatre. Wilde summered with his family at Worthing, where he wrote the play quickly in August. His fame now at its peak, he used the working title Lady Lancing to avoid pre-emptive speculation of its content. Many names and ideas in the play were borrowed from people or places the author had known; Lady Queensberry, Lord Alfred Douglas's mother, for example, lived at Bracknell. There is widespread agreement among Wilde scholars that the most important influence on the play was W. S. Gilbert's 1877 farce Engaged; Wilde borrowed from Gilbert not only several incidents but, in Russell Jackson's phrase "the gravity of tone demanded by Gilbert of his actors". Wilde continually revised the text over the next months: no line was left untouched, and "in a play so economical with its language and effects, [the revisions] had serious consequences". Sos Eltis describes Wilde's revisions as a refined art at work: the earliest, longest handwritten drafts of the play labour over farcical incidents, broad puns, nonsense dialogue and conventional c

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        KELEA: THE SURF-RIDER: A ROMANCE OF PAGAN HAWAII ...

      New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert,. 1900. original pictorial gray green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, white and gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Inner rear hinge repaired, a very good copy with a bright, clean. binding. (#151654). First edition. Presentation copy with inscription by Twombly on the front free endpaper: "To Robert E. Bond / with compliments / of the Author / Newton / Oct 28, 1906." The first surfing novel. Teitler Catalogue 1570. Wright (III) 5614.

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        The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for serious People, in Three Acts. [Price One Shilling and Sixpence Net]. [Together with Stuart Mason's Bibliography on Oscar Wilde - Original Edition] First Edition / Original Acting Edition (Textbook).

      London/New York, Samuel French, [no date] c. 1900. 12,5 x 18,5 cm. [6], 52, [2] pages (with notice of Acting rights on pastedown and 2 pages of advertised works, published by French, in the back). Original printed wrappers (Softcover). Spinestrip damaged with more than two thirds missing. Bookblock a little shaky. But front and rear wrappers in very good condition besides a smaller, closed tear to front wrapper. Minor signs of foxing only. Few marginal notes in the text and some underlining in ink. COPAC locates only 6 copies worldwide (and all of them falsely mention 1893 as issue date, which results from the mentioning of the date on the titlepage as "Copyright , October 1893". On the Character - page below the title it correctly reads: "Played for the first time at the St.James's Theatre, on Thursday, February 14th, 1895". Remarkably rare and desirable collector's item of Wilde's masterpiece. Stuart Mason - Bibliography of Oscar Wilde - No. 384 (page 431). Later impression of the First Edition of the so-called "Acting Edition", containing an unrevised text ! This one sown, not wired. Barely any of these Textbooks survived. [The Dramatic Works of Oscar Wilde]. The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.nnThe successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court, where Wilde's homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment. His notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. After his release, he published the play from exile in Paris, but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work. nnAfter the success of Wilde's plays Lady Windermere's Fan and A Woman of No Importance, Wilde's producers urged him to write further plays. In July 1894 he mooted his idea for The Importance of Being Earnest to George Alexander, the actor-manager of the St James's Theatre. Wilde summered with his family at Worthing, where he wrote the play quickly in August. His fame now at its peak, he used the working title Lady Lancing to avoid pre-emptive speculation of its content. Many names and ideas in the play were borrowed from people or places the author had known; Lady Queensberry, Lord Alfred Douglas's mother, for example, lived at Bracknell. There is widespread agreement among Wilde scholars that the most important influence on the play was W. S. Gilbert's 1877 farce Engaged; Wilde borrowed from Gilbert not only several incidents but, in Russell Jackson's phrase "the gravity of tone demanded by Gilbert of his actors".nnWilde continually revised the text over the next months: no line was left untouched, and "in a play so economical with its language and effects, [the revisions] had serious consequences". Sos Eltis describes Wilde's revisions as a refined art at work: the earliest, longest handwritten drafts of the play labour over farcical incidents, broad puns, nonsense dialogue and conventional comic turns. In revising as he did, "Wilde transformed standard nonsense into the more systemic and disconcerting illogicality which characterises Earnest's dialogue". Richard Ellmann argues that Wilde had reached his artistic maturity and wrote this work more surely and rapidly than before.nnWilde hesitated about submitting the script to Alexander, worrying that it might be unsuitable for the St James's Theatre, whose typical repertoire was relatively serious, and explaining that it had been written in response to a request for a play "with no real serious interest". When Henry James's Guy Domville failed, Alexander turned to Wilde and agreed to put on his play. Alexander began his usual meticulous preparations, interrogating the author on each line and planning stage movements with a toy theatre. In the course of these rehearsals Alexander asked Wilde to shorten the play from four acts to three. Wilde agreed and combined elements of the second and third acts. The largest cut was the removal of the character of Mr. Gribsby, a solicitor who comes from London to arrest the profligate "Ernest" (i.e., Jack) for his unpaid dining bills. Algernon, who is posing as "Ernest", will be led away to Holloway Jail unless he settles his accounts immediately. Jack finally agrees to pay for Ernest, everyone thinking that it is Algernon's bill when in fact it is his own. The four-act version was first played on the radio in a BBC production and is still sometimes performed. Peter Raby argues that the three-act structure is more effective, and that the shorter original text is more theatrically resonant than the expanded published edition.nThe play was first produced at the St James's Theatre on Valentine's Day 1895. It was freezing cold but Wilde arrived dressed in "florid sobriety", wearing a green carnation. The audience, according to one report, "included many members of the great and good, former cabinet ministers and privy councillors, as well as actors, writers, academics, and enthusiasts". Allan Aynesworth, who played Algernon Moncrieff, recalled to Hesketh Pearson that "In my fifty-three years of acting, I never remember a greater triumph than [that] first night". Aynesworth was himself "debonair and stylish", and Alexander, who played Jack Worthing, "demure".nThe Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's lover Lord Alfred Douglas (who was on holiday in Algiers at the time), had planned to disrupt the play by throwing a bouquet of rotten vegetables at the playwright when he took his bow at the end of the show. Wilde and Alexander learned of the plan, and the latter cancelled Queensberry's ticket and arranged for policemen to bar his entrance. Nevertheless, he continued harassing Wilde, who eventually launched a private prosecution against the peer for criminal libel, triggering a series of trials ending in Wilde's imprisonment for gross indecency. Alexander tried, unsuccessfully, to save the production by removing Wilde's name from the billing, but the play had to close after only 86 performances.nnThe play's original Broadway production opened at the Empire Theatre on 22 April 1895, but closed after sixteen performances. Its cast included William Faversham as Algy, Henry Miller as Jack, Viola Allen as Gwendolen, and Ida Vernon as Lady Bracknell. The Australian premiere was in Melbourne on 10 August 1895, presented by Dion Boucicault, Jr. and Robert Brough, and the play was an immediate success. Wilde's downfall in England did not affect the popularity of his plays in Australia.nnWilde's two final comedies, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were still on stage in London at the time of his prosecution, and they were soon closed as the details of his case became public. After two years in prison with hard labour, Wilde went into exile in Paris, sick and depressed, his reputation destroyed in England. In 1898, when no-one else would, Leonard Smithers agreed with Wilde to publish the two final plays. Wilde proved to be a diligent reviser, sending detailed instructions on stage directions, character listings and the presentation of the book, and insisting that a playbill from the first performance be reproduced inside. Ellmann argues that the proofs show a man "very much in command of himself and of the play". Wilde's name did not appear on the cover, it was "By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan". His return to work was brief though, as he refused to write anything else, "I can write, but have lost the joy of writing". (Wikipedia)

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        BRULE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

      Issued by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, n. d. (ca 1900)., Chicago - First edition. 7 5/8" x 5 1/4" gray wrappers printed in green and black, 32 pp., illustrated from photographs, map. Map is folded and is 9 1/2" x 12 3/4" and is titled "Map Of The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway and Connections." All railway routes are outlined in red. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway owns and operates over 6,600 miles of thoroughly equipped road in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Brule County, South Dakota is situated in the heart of the famous Missouri River Valley, being bounded on the west by the Missouri River, on the south by Charles Mix County, on the east by Aurora County, and on the north by Buffalo County. Jerauld County joins Brule on the northeast corner. Views of farms, cattle and sheep ranches, and Chamberlain, a town in the county. They promote plenty of water for farming as sourced by the Missouri River and numerous artesian wells that are scattered over the county. In addition to livestock production there is much wheat, corn, oats, dairy products, orchards, etc. due to the fertile ground, water, climate, and availability to markets. In addition to Chamberlain, the county seat, the towns of Pukwana,and Kimball are touted as being good places to live. Covers lightly soiled, a faint vertical crease, a tiny old water spot to the bottom margins of the front cover and the first page, a tiny bit of penciled under lining, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ten Little Niggers

      Bo-Peep Series, 1900. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. An uncommon edition of this classic racist nursery rhyme. Complete with twelve colorful lithographs (one double-page) along with music and lyrics. Old, neatly done, thread and paper reinforcement to the spine. Minor wear and light soiling; faint dampstain at the top margin of several leaves. The song was originally written in 1868 by Septimus Winner as a minstrel number, titled "Ten Little Injuns." A year later, Frank Green re-wrote the lyrics as "Ten Little Niggers," in which a number of "nigger boys" meet unusual, violent deaths, one-by-one. In 1875, the McLoughlin Brothers first published Green's version as a children's book, and the song became a very popular nursery rhyme. In 1894, McLoughlin revised the lyrics so that rather than dying, the last "nigger boy" grows up, marries, and lives a happy life with his wife. (see Anderson, "Ten Little Niggers: The Making of a Black Man's Consciousness.") This edition of the rhyme includes the revised lyrics with illustrations of the marriage and the happy couple. Rather scarce; as of 2016, OCLC shows no copies of this edition held by institutions, ABPC and Rare Book Hub show no auction records, there is one copy for sale in the trade.

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        RARE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE CLASSICAL PIANIST MARGUERITE LABORI TO THE WIFE OF MAJOR POND.

      Villers sur mer, France, [1900].. [1900].. Very good. - Four pages, 5-1/4 inches high by 4-1/8 inches wide. Approximately 150 words penned on four sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper, addressed to the wife of the American lecture manager and impressario James B. Pond. The pianist Marguerite Labori expresses her pleasure that Mrs. Pond had "such a pleasant stay on the Continent" and regrets that she didn't get to see her. Major Pond had likely invited her second husband, famous for his defense of Dreyfus and Zola, to return for a tour of America as she goes on to say that her husband "thanks Major Pond for his offer to come back again to see him, but at present he would not be able to make any plans for a trip to America." She does offer hope though "But we do hope to make up our minds to go to the States within the next year, & if this desire is realized we shall let you know...." Signed "Marguerite Labori". Folded once for mailing. Very good with the original postmarked mailing envelope. <p>Born Maggie Okey in Australia, the classical pianist & composer Marguerite Labori (1864-1952) toured with her first husband, the celebrated pianist Vladimir de Pachmann. Following her second marriage to the attorney Fernand-Gustave-Gaston Labori who was famous for his defense of Zola and Alfred Dreyfus, she turned to composing. She achieved distinction as a composer with her Piano Concerto in F minor.<p>A RARE autograph.

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        KÖNIGSSEE., Blick von einer frühlingshaften Bergwiese über den See nach St. Bartholomä, rechts vorne Almhütte.

      Gouache von Rudolf Reschreiter, links unten signiert, um 1900, 32,5 x 48 cm. Bruckmann, Münchner Maler, Bd. 3, Abb. 551 Schemmann, Alpines Museum Innsbruck S. 123/4. - Rudolf Reschreiter (1868 - 1938) war mit Ernst Platz und Zeno Diemer einer der wichtigsten Alpenmaler. Unverkennbar ist er durch seine charakteristische Farbgebung mit den leuchtenden Blau- und Grüntönen. - Stimmungsvolle Ansicht mit imposantem Bergpanorama. - Auf fester Pappe. Gerahmt. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Pan. Herausgegeben von der Pan Genossenschaft. Redigiert von Otto Julius Bierbaum und Julius Meier-Graefe. (Ab 1. Jg., Heft III) Wilhelm Bode, Eberhard Frhr. v. Bodenhausen, Caedar Fleischlen, Richard Graul, Otto Erich Hartleben u.a.

      Berlin, Verlag Pan, ab 2. Jg. bei F. Fontane, 1895/1896-1899/1900. - 5 Jahrgänge in 6 Bänden. 37,5x30 cm. Mit 231 (von 234) Kunstbeilagen (davon 100 [von 103]) Originalgraphiken. Grüne O.-Leinen-Bde. mit Jugendstil-Illustr. in Gold und Schwarz sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. Bis auf 3 Originallithographien komplettes Exemplar der biliophilen Zeitschrift zur Förderung der neuen Kunst, 4 Jahrgange auf Japanpapier. - . Mit literarischen und Kunst-Beitägen sowie Originalgraphiken. 1. Jahrgang 1895/1896 (Heft I und II / Heft III, IV, V) in 2 Bänden auf Normalpapier. Mit Zwischeverzeichnissen, Jahrestitelblatt in Band 1, Jahresverzeichnis, Subskribentenverzeichnis und illustriertem Interimsbroschurvorderdeckel 1895/96 in Band 2. Mit 63 (von 64) Kunstbeilagen (in Heft III fehlt farb. Originallithographie von Henri de Toulouse Lautrec). 2. Jahrgang 1896/1897 (1. Hälfte, 1. und 2. Heft / 2. Hälfte, 3. und 4. Heft) in 1 Band. Künstlerausgabe: 36 (Heft 1) bzw. 37 (Heft 2-4) Exemplare auf Kaiserlichem Japan (No. H). Mit 2 Halbjahrestitelblättern, 4 Titel- Kolophonblättern, 4 Verzeichnissen und 4 Druckvermerkblättern. Mit 56 Kunstbeilagen. 3. Jahrgang 1897/1898 (1. Hälfte, 1. und 2. Heft / 2. Hälfte, 3. und 4. Heft) in 1 Band. Künstlerausgabe: 37 Exemplare auf Kaiserlichem Japan (No. H). Mit 2 Halbjahrestitelblättern, 4 Titel- Kolophonblättern, 4 Verzeichnissen und 4 Druckvermerkblättern. Mit 39 Kunstbeilagen. 4. Jahrgang 1898/1899 (1. Hälfte, 1. und 2. Heft / 2. Hälfte, 3. und 4. Heft) in 1 Band. Künstlerausgabe: 38 Exemplare auf Kaiserlichem Japan (No. H). Mit 2 Halbjahrestitelblättern, 4 Titel- Kolophonblättern, 4 Verzeichnissen und 4 Druckvermerkblättern. Mit 36 (von 38) Kunstbeilagen (in Heft 1 fehlt je eine farbige Originallithographie von Paul Signac und Henri Edmond Cross). 5. Jahrgang 1899/1900 (1. Hälfte, 1. und 2. Heft / 2. Hälfte, 3. und 4. Heft) in 1 Band. Künstlerausgabe: 38 Exemplare auf Kaiserlichem Japan (No. H). Mit 2 Halbjahrestitelblättern, 4 Titel- Kolophonblättern, 4 Verzeichnissen und 4 Druckvermerkblättern. Mit 37 Kunstbeilagen, einem 4seitigen allgemeinen Register zu Jahrgang I-V, 2 S. Schlusswort. Pan. Published by the Pan Genossenschaft. Edited by Otto Julius Bierbaum, Julius Meier-Graefe and (from the third issue of vol. I on) by Wilhelm Bode, Eberhard Baron of Bodenhausen, Caedar Fleischlen, Richard Graul, Otto Erich Hartleben andothers. 5 years in six volumes. Berlin, Verlag Pan (first year) and F. Fontane, 1895/1896-1899/1900. 37,5x30 cm. With 231 (of 234) illustrations ("Kunstbeilagen") of which 100 [of 103]) are original prints, lithographs etc. Original green publisher's cloth with art nouveau ornament in black and gold, edges gilt. CHF 35'000.00 Fine and almost complete set of this celebrated bibliophile periodicalto promote &#132;Art Nouveau", three original lithographs are lacking (one by Toulouse Lautrec, one by Paul Signac, and one by Henri Edmond Cross). Four of the six years are printed on imperial Japan paper (No. H). With text contributions on art and literature plus original lithographs etc. Year I of 1895/1896 (Issue I and II, Issue III, IV, V) in 2 vols. printed on normal paper. With intermediate indices, title for vol. I, year index, subscriber's list and original illustrated interim wrappers 1895/96 in vol. 2. With 63 (of 64, the original color lithograph of Toulouse Lautrec in issue 3 is lacking) illustrations ("Kunstbeilagen"). Year II of 1896/1897 (First half, issues 1 and 2, second half, issues 3 and 4) in one volume. Artist's edition ("Künstlerausgabe"): one of 36 copies (Issue I), resp. 37 copies (Issues 2-4) printed on imperial Japan (No. H). With 2 half-year-titles, 4 colophone-title-leaves, 4 indicesand 4 leaves with imprint notes. With 56 illustrations ("Kunstbeilagen"). Year III 1897/1898 (First half, issues 1 and 2, second half, issues 3 and 4) in one volume. Artist's edition ("Künstlerausgabe"): one of 37 copies printed on imperial Japan (No. H). With 2 half-year-titles, 4 colophone-title-leaves, 4 indices and 4 leaves with imprint notes. With 39 illustrations [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        J.A.J. Trade Catalogue. Rule of the Game With Notice Concerning Roulette. Up-to-date Games.

      1900 - Oblong 8vo., original decorative wrappers stapled as issued. Wrappers splitting and a little grubby, a little general soiling, otherwise a very good copy. A trade catalogue for the provider of gaming tables and apparatus, J.A.J. The 8 page illustrated pamphlet lists their wares including roulette tables, billiard tables, backgammon tables, card presses, sabots, bagatelle tables etc Other games include mascotte, petite boules, petits chevaux, nicholas, castouillet and the rabbit hunt. The catalogue was designed to be customised to particular games through the insertion of a set of rules for a chosen game, in this example Roulette. The inserted "Roulette. Rules of the Game" is a 4 page insert printed on pink paper. The designation of the particular game for the catalogue is marked by an applied paper label "Roulette" pasted onto the upper wrapper. A fascinating insight into the games and pastimes of the late Victorian/ early Edwardian.period "Who has not been at a loss, on occasion. to find or offer a suitable game with which to entertain one's children or friends. The games offered by us, among which are some of the most original and most novel, will easily solve the difficulty of making a choice." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettres à Angèle

      - Mercure de France, Paris 1900, 10x15cm, broché. - Edizione originale stampata in 300 copie su Holland. autografo firmato Gide a Henry Lerolle. Piccoli spazi angolari della testa minore e del piede di colonna vertebrale e le coperture. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 300 exemplaires sur Hollande. Envoi autographe signé d'André Gide à Henry Lerolle. Infimes manques angulaires sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos et des plats.

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        A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty

      R. H. Russell, New York 1900 - A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty by Diedrich Knickerbocker (pseudonym of Washington Irving. Illustrated by Maxfield Parish. Very good first edition book, no dust jacket. Gray paper covered boards with tan cloth covered spine. Paste-down by Maxfield Parish on front panel, gold lettering on spine. Upper page edges are gilt. Boards are soiled and a bit scuffed overall, some small stains around the edges. Spine is heavily spotted. Edges at head and tail of board spine are softened and creased. Several rubbed through or scraped places on upper and lower board edges and fore-edge edges including fore-edge corner tips. A few minimal smudges on internal pages else book is internally clean. Several inside pages are uncut. All Parish illustrations are in fine condition. Please use close-up options for best inspection. Additional photos available at your request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Fine Binding- Riviere] In Memoriam, A. H. H.

      New York; London: M. F. Mansfield; At the Sign of the Unicorn, [1900]. Tall 8vo. A wonderful binding by Riviere in full brown goatskin, both covers tooled in gilt with a unique all-over heavy gilt design consisting of a border of a fillet and intertwining gouges, with stems formed by gouges and fillets issuing inwards with closed flower heads. As well, there are twelve magnificent open flower-heads running longitudinally at the center. The central panel of twelve flower heads is most aesthetically pleasing. The spine is divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and dated at the foot, the others with stems and small flower-heads, the edges of the boards tooled with a repeated dot, the turn-ins with two gilt fillets, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. The bindings is signed with Riviere's gilt pallet on lower front turn-in; as well, there is an inked pallet of Henry Sotheran on the top front fly, who may have commissioned the binding from Riviere. The binding is fine. An unusual and scarce publication, the colophon reads: "Of this Edition Five Hundred Copies were Printed by The Bankside Press and are Offered for Sale by M. F. Mansfield, New York, September, MDCCCC", and beneath this is an ink inscription "This is No.8 of 100 copies reserved for Great Britain."

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        PAGES AND PICTURES FROM FORGOTTEN CHILDREN'S BOOKS [with] STORIES FROM OLD-FASHIONED CHILDREN'S BOOKS

      London: Leadenhall Press, 1900. First editions. Fine. First editions. Two volumes. 8vo. 510p; xvi, 439p, 1 leaf ads. Illustrated, including one colored paper specimen and 400 illustrations in PAGES, and one neatly hand-colored plate and 250 cuts in STORIES. Bound by the Knickerbocker Press in 3/4 tan pigskin with cloth sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with leather title labels gilt Original blue cloth covers with titles, decorations, and pictorial design in gilt bound in and very bright. Bookplates of Redmond Conyngham designed by D. McNally Satuffer.

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        Ten Little Niggers

      Bo-Peep Series, 1900. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. An uncommon edition of this classic racist nursery rhyme. Complete with twelve colorful lithographs (one double-page) along with music and lyrics. Old, neatly done, thread and paper reinforcement to the spine. Minor wear and light soiling; faint dampstain at the top margin of several leaves. The song was originally written in 1868 by Septimus Winner as a minstrel number, titled "Ten Little Injuns." A year later, Frank Green re-wrote the lyrics as "Ten Little Niggers," in which a number of "nigger boys" meet unusual, violent deaths, one-by-one. In 1875, the McLoughlin Brothers first published Green's version as a children's book, and the song became a very popular nursery rhyme. In 1894, McLoughlin revised the lyrics so that rather than dying, the last "nigger boy" grows up, marries, and lives a happy life with his wife. (see Anderson, "Ten Little Niggers: The Making of a Black Man's Consciousness.") This edition of the rhyme includes the revised lyrics with illustrations of the marriage and the happy couple. Rather scarce; as of 2016, OCLC shows no copies of this edition held by institutions, ABPC and Rare Book Hub show no auction records, there is one copy for sale in the trade.

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        PAGES AND PICTURES FROM FORGOTTEN CHILDREN'S BOOKS [with] STORIES FROM OLD-FASHIONED CHILDREN'S BOOKS

      Leadenhall Press, London 1900 - First editions. Two volumes. 8vo. 510p; xvi, 439p, 1 leaf ads. Illustrated, including one colored paper specimen and 400 illustrations in PAGES, and one neatly hand-colored plate and 250 cuts in STORIES. Bound by the Knickerbocker Press in 3/4 tan pigskin with cloth sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with leather title labels gilt Original blue cloth covers with titles, decorations, and pictorial design in gilt bound in and very bright. Bookplates of Redmond Conyngham designed by D. McNally Satuffer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elementary Brushwork Studies.

      London/Liverpool, George Philip & Son (& Nephew), 1900. - Oblong Quarto. 11 pages of text and XXIV plates with explanations. 4 pages in the rear: "List of Materials for Brushwork, specially selected and approved by Miss Yeats" as well as advertising for othe rpublications by Miss Yeats. Original Hardcover (brown cloth with lettering to front cover). Extraordinarily excellent condition with only minor signs of wear (corners slightly bumped). Interior fresh and bright. Titlepage and second page with minor folding signs. Wonderful and rare publication ! Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (11 March 1868 &#150; 16 January 1940), known as Lolly, was born at 23 Fitzroy Road, London. She was the daughter of the Irish artist John Butler Yeats and sister of W. B., Jack and Susan Mary "Lily" Yeats. She trained and worked as an art teacher and was a member of William Morris's circle in London before her family returned to Dublin in 1900. Yeats wrote and created the artwork for "Elementary Brush-Work Studies" (published in 1900), an educational book that teaches young children the technique of painting flowers and plants using her simple method. At the suggestion of Emery Walker, who worked with Morris on the Kelmscott Press, Yeats studied printing with the Women's Printing Society in London. In Dublin, she accepted the invitation to join Evelyn Gleeson to form the Dun Emer Guild along with Lily, who was an embroiderer. Yeats managed the Dun Emer Press from 1902. The Press was located at Runnymede, the house of Evelyn Gleeson. (This house, located in Dundrum, was later renamed Dun Emer. It has since been demolished.) This was set up with the intention of training young women in bookbinding and printing. In 1908, she and her brother William started the Cuala Press, publishing over 70 books including 48 by the poet. Yeats was the first commercial printer in Ireland to work exclusively with hand presses. (Wikipedia)

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        Bambi and Mother at a Waterfall

      Sussex, England: circa late 1940s-early1950s. Oil on Winsor and Newton's "Rathbone" Canvas board. 16 x 12 inches. Signed lower right. 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. (

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        MUCHA LA PLUME 31 NUMEROS RELIURE DE 1900 dont numeros exceptionnels

      - MUCHA LA PLUME 31 NUMEROS RELIURE DE 1900 dont numeros exceptionnels

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        L'Actualité Française, Etrangère & Littéraire illustrée (233 numéros du n°1 du 4 Mars 1900 - 1re Année au n° 236 du 24 juillet 1904 - 5e Année) [ L'Actualité Française et Etrangère illustrée ]

      233 numéros in-4 br., L'Actualité Française, Etrangère & Littéraire illustrée, 1900-1904, circa 8 ff. par numéro, série quasi complète, manquent seulement les numéros 112, 119 (mais manifestement remplacé par un "numéro spécial"), 128 et 204 Rare tête de série quasi complète (manquent seulement les numéros 112, 128 et 204, et à la place du 119 on a un numéro spécial) de ce journal hebdomadaire publié à partir du 4 mars 1900 et qui durera jusqu'à la Première Guerre. A l'origine intitulé "L'Actualité Française et Etrangère illustrée", il modifie très vite (à partir du numéro 10) légèrement son intitulé pour devenir "L'Actualité Française, Etrangère & Littéraire illustrée". La couleur fait son apparition en page de titre de la revue à partir du numéro 42, de novembre 1900)., avec des illustrations puis très rapidement des photographies rehaussées en couleurs ("coloriés à la machine l'Aquatype"). Après le numéro 111, les photographies laissent la place aux splendides caricatures d'illustrateurs confirmés ou débutants : Henriot, Jean d'Aurian, Nicolson, Marius Monnier, Luc Leguey, C. Clérice. A compter du n° 160 (8 février 1903), les caricatures en couleurs disparaissent subitement pour revenir à des clichés monochromes. Bon ensemble (rouss. et frott. d'usage mais bon état général). Prix du lot, non séparable. Français

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        Postcard handwritten and intitialed by Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910).

      Not published, London 1900 - Postcard measures 4.5" x 3.5", postmarked Kilburn July 19 1900. Addressed in Twain's hand "For Mr. Mac Allister 20 Hanover Square." Written by Twain on reverse is "July 18. I am a deal better, + expecting to be at 56 on Saturday [initialed] S.L.C." Sent to Twain's English publisher and neighbor, MacAlister. American literature. Slightly to moderately browned, with a few spots of staining including old adhesive residue near edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        CATALOGUE DES TABLEAUX par Rosa Bonheur/ AQUARELLES & DESSINS (2 Vols.)

      Imprimerie Georges Petit, 179 / 229 pp., Paris 1900 - Vente a Paris par suite de son déces, Galerie Georges Petit, Mai 30 - Juin 2, 1900. Volume 1: Tableaux. Volume 2: Aquarelles, dessins, gravures. Tableaux, aquarelles, bronzes, gravures composant la collection particuliere. Rosa Bonheur's portrait on frontis. Illustrated in b&w, 107 plates approx. Some foxing. 5 pages of text in Volume 2, are damaged in the central area with a tear. Text in french. Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Blue Sky Press- 100 Copies, Illumined] Spoil of the North Wind, With Ephemera

      Chicago: Blue Sky Press, [1900] 1901. Original color decorated paper covered boards with attractive Art Nouveau tree and rose design. Special Illumined Edition, Limited to 100 Copies, Signed by Publisher, Langworthy, printed on Shandon paper. Superb color title and exquisitely illumined in sparing, pastel colors in decorative initials throughout. A fine copy. Together with an announcement for How Jaques Came into the Forest Arden, 4pp, with large decorative woodcut as well as another announcement for the same book, with hand-colored decorative initial. All fine. Scarce thus.

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        [London South West.]

      London: Bacon., c.1900. Sheet 15. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Sheet size: 34 x 52.5 mm. Mounted size: 46.5 x 63 cm Good condition. Creasing and rubbing at centrefold. South West Sheet from Bacon's 'Atlas of London and Suburbs' covering Barnes, Putney, Chelsea, Battersea and Fulham. A detailed and interesting map. Scale of 4 inches to the mile.

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