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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        HA-MEIR LA-ARETS, ORDER, DI LIKHT DER VELT. AYN INTERESANTES DISPUT FUN DRAY PERZONEN: A ORTHDOKS, A REFORMER, UND A TSIENIST VEGEN DI YETSTIGE TSIENISTISHE BEVEGUNG

      Minneapolis, Minn. : A. Dal, 1900. 1st edition. Period cloth, 8vo, 184 pages. In Yiddish. Singerman 5770. The first Zionist book, and only the second Yiddish book (and in fact the first full length Yiddish book) published west of the Mississippi River (a Yiddish pamphlet was published in St. Louis 5 years earlier) . It is also the first Yiddish or Hebrew publication from Minnesota. American Zionist tracts from the 19th Century American mid-west and West are extremely scarce, with Singerman listing only four: 2 from Chicago (of one of which he knows of no actual copies) , 1 from Pittsburgh (technically Midwestern, part of Pennsylvania) , and our Minnesota title. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism -- Apologetic works. Mohilewer, Samuel, 1824-1898. OCLC lists only one holding (JTS) ; Singerman also lists a second copy at LOC. Period boards. Binding repaired, spine rebacked, otherwise Very Good Condition. Rare. (yid-26-2)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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        60 GRAVURES DE MODE 1900 LE BAL MASQUE TRES RARE ENSEMBLE

      - 60 GRAVURES DE MODE 1900 LE BAL MASQUE TRES RARE ENSEMBLE

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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.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Privat angelegtes Herbarium um 1900. ca. 184 Präparate in drei Abteilungen. I. Abtheilung: Endsprosser - Cryptogamen. II. Abtheilung: Umsprosser - Monocotyledonen. III. Abtheilung: Endumsprosser - Dicotyledonen.

      Österreich, um 1900. 184 Bll. [hds. Paginierung] Priv. Hld. der Zeit, mit Messingschließe. Die gepressten Pflanzen sind vorsichtig das Papier aufgebracht und in lat. und deutscher Sprache beschriftet. - Einige Leerblätter z. T. mit Beschriftung: diese sind in der Zählung nicht enthalten. Ab und an Fraßspuren. In der Natur der Sache liegt es, dass einige Exemplare im Laufe der Zeit etwas Schaden genommen haben, doch insgesamt ein schönes Beispiel eines mustergültigen Herbariums. Beiliegend einige noch nicht zugeordnete Pflanzen sowie 2 s/w Fotografien einer \"Mustersammlung\", eine Beilage ist datiert durch die Beschriftung (1912). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Biologie; Botanik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        SMART SET #1 MARCH 1900-RARE PULP-CUPID COVER G

      1900 - First issue of this famous magazine. Extremely rare. Most of spine missing. Condition: G

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        Pferdekutsche mit Wirtshaus (Linde) im Vordergrund. Fluss, Schiff, Eisenbahn und Felsen mit Burg im Hintergrund.

      Ohne Ort, um 1900 - Chromolithographie. Bildformat: 91 x 68 cm Auf Karton montiert. Leicht fleckig. Mit Aufhängevorrichtung und Inventarkleber der Schule. Das dekorative Bild stellt eine Kutsche mit Postillion dar, die einen Gasthof, ein Passagierschiff und einen Eisenbahnzug passiert. Im Hintergrund auf dem Hügel eine Burg. Schulwandbild. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        ALLEREI GEDANKEN IN VIGNETTEN FORM VON C. O. CZESCHKA. DIE QUELLE I.

      Vienna 1900 - Vienna: Martin Gerlach (1900). Oblong 4to, decorated portfolio, cloth and boards, ties. Fine. Thirty tinted and black and white lithographed plates, including title page, of decorative Secession design by Czeschka, member of the Wiener Werkstätte and a poster artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer. Size: Oblong 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        Bakers & Confectioners Supplies; jams, jellies, preserves and pie filling; New England Pulverizing Sugar Works.[Cover title]

      Boston: C.B. Webster & Co, 1900. Octavo, 194, [1] pages. Illustrated. Index. First and only edition. A very attractive trade catalogue for a producer of the ingredients used by bakers: superfine sugar, pie fillings, etc., and a distributor of the equipment of baking made by numerous companies. Middleby started about 1874, not opening his first shop, on State Street, until 1877. By the time of this catalogue, the company was selling a broad array of specialty supplies and equipment for soda fountains and ice cream shops as well as bakeries and confectioners. Included are descriptions and illustrations of thousands of items, including peanut roasters, candy molds, wedding cake stands and decorations, oven equipment, oils and extracts, etc. This company is not to be confused with the Middleby Corp. of Chicago, which also made and sold industrial baking equipment, and which still exists today. Some age toning; in original four-color printed, illustrated wrappers. A bit of wear to the head and foot of spine, otherwise near fine. Rare. [OCLC locates no copies; not in Romaine].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 17 + 3 Bände.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1893 - 1900. - Fünfte, gänzlich neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Grundwerk (A - Z) in 17 Bänden sowie die Ergänzungsbände 18 (Ergänzungen, Nachträge und Register), 19 (Jahres-Supplement 1998 - 1899) und 20 (Jahres-Supplement 1999 - 1900), insgesamt somit 20 Bände. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf rotem und grünem Rückenschild, goldenen Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen und ganzflächiger floraler Prägestruktur. Einbanddecken mit rot-braunem Leinenbezügen, auch diese mit hübschen floralen Blindprägungen, und mit großen Lederecken. Seitliche Lederflächen und Ecken jeweils mit ornamentaler Prägeleiste. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Sehr schöne und seltene Ausgabe, deren besonderes Merkmal die ganzflächige florale Prägung des Lederrückens ist. Es handelt sich um eine Ausgabe der renommierten, in Wien und Leipzig ansässigen "Central-Buch-Kunst- und Musikalienhandlung Max Herzig". Die Original-Rechnung der Buchhandlung vom 5. Februar 1900 hat 117 Jahre überdauert und liegt dem Exemplar bei. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. Gemeinsam mit der 6. Auflage Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte. Es gibt diese 5. Auflage in einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher, großenteils reichhaltig ornamentierter Ausgaben. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand; Leder sehr frisch, Buchrücken ohne Bereibungen, auch die sonst häufig etwas strapazierten Kapitale hier ganz unberührt; allenfalls Ecken sowie seitliche Lederflächen vereinzelt mit kleinen Oberflächenabrieben (bei einer Ecke etwas deutlicher); Seiten partiell leicht fleckig. Sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar dieser repräsentativen, bis ins Detail aufwendig gestalteten Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Adolph MENZEL, Die Armee FRIEDRICH des GROßEN, 100 Tafeln Faksimile, um 1900

      - Adolph MENZEL, Die Armee FRIEDRICH des GROßEN, 100 Tafeln Faksimile, um 1900 Beschreibung: 10 Original Mappen um 1900 mit allen Faksimile-Blättern auf Original-Karton mit Umschlägen und Beiblättern, sogar mit Subskriptionszettel. Seltene Original-Ausgabe. KOMPLETT! Eine Rarität. Größe/Size: Je Mappe: ca. 55 x 42 cm. Zustand: Insgesamt guter Erhaltungszustand. Die Mappen mit teils stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren (Einrisse am Rand, Gelenke teils eingerissen). Die Blätter selbst nahezu immer perfekt, lediglich die Umschläge mit Stockflecken (meist wenige, einge Blätter stärker betroffen). Insgesamt schöne Gesamterhaltung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buchprojekt1 - H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel]
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        Aus dem Buren-Krieg.

      [Neuruppin], O[ehmigke] & R[iemschneider], o. J. [um 1899-1900]. - o. Pag. [5 Bll.] OPp. Verlagsnr. 462. Nicht nachweisbar über KVK. - Im Bug eingerissen - fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, rückw. Ebd. m. Bleistist-Graffitti, leichte Gbrsp., etw. berieben. - Mit den Beiträgen "Buren-Patrouille. Das Kriegslied der Buren", "Belagerung der Stadt Kimberley durch die Buren", "Sprengung der Eisenbahnbrücke bei Colenso.:", "Englische berittene Infanterie zum Fußgefecht absitzend", "Buren verfolgen einen Kundschafter", "Belagerungsbatterie der Buren", "Angriff englischer Reiterei" und "Hochländer-Infanterie im Gefeckt" (Magersfontein); dazu jeweils eine halbseitige Farblithographie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Art Nouveau poster - Milanaise.

      Lithografie, reclame affiche voor Milanaise haarpoeder, kleurendruk met goud, vervaardigd te Parijs rond 1900 door Albert ?mile Artigue.Ook in Nederland en Vlaanderen wordt voor dit roze poeder reclame gemaakt: ?De Milanaise doet Luizen, Neetelen, Pellekens, Vuiligheid en ziekten der Schedelhuid verdwijnen. Zij is noodzakelijk aan alle huismoeders. De Milanaise zuivert, versterkt en verschoont het haar der kinderen en der groote menschen. Zij is zonder nadeel en zonder het minste gevaar. De Milanaise geeft buigzaamheid, glans en schoonheid aan het haar en belet het haar der jonge meisjes te breken.??Albert ?mile Artigue (1850-1927) was schilder, graveur en lithograaf. Van 1875 tot 1901 exposeerde hij regelmatig in de Salon de Paris en de Salon des Artistes Fran?ais en in M?nchen in 1901. In 1890 kreeg hij te Parijs een eervolle vermelding .Het affiche Milanaise werd gemaakt in de hoogtijdagen van de Art Nouveau. De sierlijke lijnen, frisse pastelkleuren en weelderige motieven in de weergave van sensuele vrouwen, werden de iconen van het fin de si?cle. De natuur wordt gezien als belangrijkste inspiratiebron, gracieus gestileerde planten en bloemen worden ervaren in ongemengde kleuren in vlakken die duidelijk door lijnen van elkaar zijn gescheiden.Prijs: ?2.150,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL D

      London: Macmillan, 1900, 1900. A later edition, reprinted from the edition prepared by Mowbray Morris for Macmillan n 1893. A fine, handsome set.. 3 vols, 8vo, red half morocco by Riviere, red cloth sides, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        O PORTUGAL VINICOLA. LE PORTUGAL VINICOLE.

      - Estudos sobre a ampelographia e o valor oenologico das principaes castas videiras de Portugal. LE PORTUGAL VINICOLE. Recherches sur l`ampélographie et la valeur oenologique dês principaux cépages du Portugal por ? Professor de Technologia Agricola no Instituto Agronomico de Lisboa, etc. (Ilustrado com 2 cartas coloridas e 10 chromos e 74 autotypias). Obra mandada executar e publicar pela grande Commissão de Lisboa organisadora da representação portugueza na Exposição Universal [de Paris] de 1900. Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. 1900. In fólio máximo (de 54,5x39 cm) com [xlviii], 483 págs. Encadernação recente, ao gosto da época, com lombada e cantos em pele, lombada com nervos, rótulos azul e vermelho e ferros a ouro. Profusamente ilustrado em extratexto com 2 mapas coloridos, 10 cromolitografias e 74 autotipias, impressos a cores e a preto/branco sobre papel couché, com imagens de cada casta descrita no texto. Exemplar preserva capas de brochura. Edição bilingue, português-francês. Obra de grande aparato gráfico e primorosamente impressa com o mais importante e exaustivo levantamento cientifico sobre a cultura da vinha em Portugal, abrangendo todo o território continental, sendo cada casta de uva descrita separadamente e acompanhada da respectiva imagem, incluídas em diferentes regiões agrícolas e vinícolas também estas descritas quanto às suas produções. In folio maximum: 54.5x39 cm. [ xlviii ], 483 pp. Binding: Recent half calf, contemporary style, raised bands, blue and red title labels and gilt tools. Richly illustrated with 2 colour maps, 10 chromolithographs and 74 autotypes, in colour, and black and white on coated paper, with images of each of the varieties described. Copy presents the paperback covers. Bilingual edition: Portuguese-French. Le Portugal Vinicole is a work of great graphic apparatus and exquisitely printed with the most important and comprehensive scientific collection about the culture of vine in Portugal, covering the whole mainland, each grape variety separately described and accompanied by its image, included in different agricultural regions and wineries, which are also described according to their productions. This work was ordered, published and printed in a Monumental Edition by the Portuguese Government to be presented at the Great World Exhibition of 1900 in Paris, France. Location/localizacao: SDC - Loja

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Neapolitanischer Mandolinenspieler. Bronzefigur.

       Schöne Bronzestatuette eines jungen Mandoline spielenden und offenbar singenden Mannes. Die Bronze mit einer Gesamthöhe ( incl. des schmalen Sockels ) von 20 cm. Der Sockel mit den Abmessungen 8 cm ( Breite ) x 5 cm ( Tiefe ). Maximale Breite der Figur an den ausgestreckten Armen 15 cm. Unten am Sockel mit *Barbella* signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1900 ). Die Bronze mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren ( einige kleine Haarrisse im Bereich des Halses und an den Beinen der Figur ). Ansonsten von guter Erhaltung mit schöner Patina. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Barbella, Constantino Barbella, Bronze, Plastik, Bronzefigur, Neapel, Bronzen, Laute, Musik, Straßenmusikant, Google, signiert, Mandola, Mandoline, Mandolino napoletano

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        [Photo Album]: Family Album

      New York. circa 1900. Oblong octavo measuring 6" x 8.5". String-tied black paper over flexible paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 51 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 3.75" x 5" without captions. Very good album with tiny chips and tears with near fine photographs.A photo album compiled by Hoosick, New York native Dorothy Church Howe around 1900 with her bookplate on the verso of the front board. Dorothy was the daughter of Zoe Fanny Rudd and Thomas F. Howe who owned the town's corner store and was postmaster of Hoosick beginning in 1908 until his death in 1930. The album shows portrait photographs of Dorothy and her family as well as photos of their family home and the store. The family was upper middle class and according to his obituary, "one of the town's most prominent residents." Throughout the photos people are dressed in fashionable clothes and posing in gardens and in horse drawn carriages. One photos shows a man riding a bicycle, another shows a girl climbing up a tree. The Howe's had four daughters including Dorothy and small children are seen throughout the album. One photo shows a pregnant Mrs. Howe in a high-collared dress posing with her young daughter in their yard. The store and town are also seen throughout the album as well as nearby Hoosick Falls. The town was considered a boomtown in the 19th century and was the perfect place for Thomas to start his store after leaving employment with the Railroad in 1895. Dorothy graduated from New York State College and was part of the Beta chapter of the Omicron Nu honor society. She taught mathematics at Mechanicville High School for 42 years and passed away in 1987.An interesting collection of photographs of an American family at the turn of the century. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Marygold Bindery] La Commedia.

      Methuen & Co., London 1900 - Superbly bound by the Marygold Bindery (Cambridge) by Miss Rosamond Philpott, in deep red crushed morocco in 1908 (signed in gilt top and bottom rear dentelles), with a beautiful arts & crafts design in gilt on both covers composed of broad gilt leaf pattern, stylized vine and gilt dot design forming concentric rectangular on cover, similar but simpler on rear cover, and gilt dots on panels on spine, as well as on dentelles. Three small Italian stamps on ffep. 554 pages. Philpott was tone of the chief binders at the Marygold Bindery, in Cambridge, England. Her bindings were shown in many of the Arts & Crafts exhibitions of the period. Some rubbing to edges, front upper right corner bumped, a bit of wear to upper spine tip and some light staining to spine, scratch on back cover. Overall very nice condition and a unique design. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        [Marygold Bindery] La Commedia.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1900. Superbly bound by the Marygold Bindery (Cambridge) by Miss Rosamond Philpott, in deep red crushed morocco in 1908 (signed in gilt top and bottom rear dentelles), with a beautiful arts & crafts design in gilt on both covers composed of broad gilt leaf pattern, stylized vine and gilt dot design forming concentric rectangular on cover, similar but simpler on rear cover, and gilt dots on panels on spine, as well as on dentelles. Three small Italian stamps on ffep. 554 pages. Philpott was tone of the chief binders at the Marygold Bindery, in Cambridge, England. Her bindings were shown in many of the Arts & Crafts exhibitions of the period. Some rubbing to edges, front upper right corner bumped, a bit of wear to upper spine tip and some light staining to spine, scratch on back cover. Overall very nice condition and a unique design. Scarce.

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        Autographe, La Reine Ranavalo

      1900 - Photographie,Planche originale ayant servie de maquette au livre de Lu (Lefevre Utile) sur les contemporains célébres, provenance directe de l'éditeur, visiblement une copie d'autographe d'époque et photographie originale. // Circa 1900 // Tirage albuminé // Format (cm): 22x31cm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Albumen Print Photograph - Group of Nine Chinese Men

      1900 - Original albumen print photograph of a group of Chinese men standing outdoors. Circa 1900. 270mm x 200mm. Near fine condition, very good tonal range and contrast.

      [Bookseller: Picture This (PBFA, IVPDA)]
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        Deutsche Dichtung. Jean Paul. Ein Stundenbuch für seine Verehrer.

      Berlin Blaetter für die Kunst 1900 - 97, (1) S., 2 Bll. Mit illustriertem Doppeltitel u. reichem Buchschmuck von Melchior Lechter. Ill. Orig.-Karton. Erste Ausgabe. - Landmann 141; WG. 14. - Seltener erster Band der Reihe. Eines von 400 (gesamt 403) Exemplaren. Schwarzer Druck mit Initialen u. Zierleisten, roten Überschriften, Seitenzahlen u. Marginalien, Einleitung, Inhalt u. Druckvermerk rot u. blau in Versalien. - Einband gering fleckig u. angerändert, kleiner hs. Vermerk auf Innendeckel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 Bishop Booster (24 assorted Volumes)

      Bishop Stoddard Cafeteria Co., USA 1900 - The Bishop Booster published monthly in the interest of the organization and to bring about a friendly feeling of fellowship and co-operation. Volumes include: Vol.2 August 1925 No. 1, Vol. II September 1925 No. 2, Vol. II October 1925 No.3, Vol. II November 1925 No. 4, Vol. II December 1925 No. 5, Vol. II January 1926 No. 6, Vol. II February 1926 No. 7, Vol. II March 1926 No. 8, Vol. II April 1926 No. 9, Vol. II May 1926 No. 10, Vol. II June 1926 No. 11, Vol. II July 1926 No. 12, Vol. X August 1933 No. 1, Vol. X September 1933 No. 2, Vol. X October 1933 No. 3, Vol. X November 1933 No. 4, Vol. X December 1933 No. 5, Vol. X January 1934 No. 6, Vol. X February 1934 No. 7, Vol. X March 1934 No. 8, Vol. X April 1934 No. 9, Vol. X May 1934 No. 10, Vol. X June 1934 No. 11, Vol. X July 1934 No.12. Staple Bound. Very slight discoloration to all volumes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SUPERBE ALBUM 1900 SUR BERGUES LES CH'TIS MILLENAIRE DE SAINT WINOC A BERGUES

      - SUPERBE ALBUM 1900 SUR BERGUES LES CH'TIS MILLENAIRE DE SAINT WINOC A BERGUES

      [Bookseller: GEOFFRIAULT]
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        THE GREY FAIRY BOOK

      Longmans, Green & Co. 1900 - 1st 1900. Very good condition with no wrapper. Grey cloth, gilt title and vignette to spine, gilt vignette to front cover. Black endpapers. 387 pages, all edges gilt. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine and outside edge of front cover browned.Covers ever so slightly grubby. Small bookseller's label to front pastedown. Ink inscription to half-title page, dated 1900. One hinge cracked. Some light foxing and an odd mark to contents but generally nice and clean. Light browning to verso of endpapers. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Love and Mr. Lewisham

      London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1900. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. iv,323,(4) pp.pp. Octavo. original gilt stamped red cloth. Title on spine and front board. Top edge a bit dust soiled. The odd bit of foxing as usual. 4 pages of ads at the rear. A much better than usual copy. very good Inscribed from the author "I.M. Wells from H.G. Wells" on the front blank endpaper. The Larry McMurtry copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown. A nice inscribed copy to Wells' first Wife "Isabel Mary" and interestingly without any sentiment to the inscription. A great association copy. Written simultaneously with When the Sleeper Awakes and thought to be one of his best books. 1900

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        The Fox-Woman

      J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and London - 1900. First edition. Octavo pictorial cream cloth stamped in red, black and gilt. Frontispiece by Virginia Davisson. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, "Joan, to whom these presents may come, greeting! / J.L. Long". Light spot to the front cover; light soil to the lower spine and rear cover. A good-plus copy, uncommon inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        [Photo Album]: Family Album

      New York. circa 1900. Oblong octavo measuring 6" x 8.5". String-tied black paper over flexible paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 51 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 3.75" x 5" without captions. Very good album with tiny chips and tears with near fine photographs.A photo album compiled by Hoosick, New York native Dorothy Church Howe around 1900 with her bookplate on the verso of the front board. Dorothy was the daughter of Zoe Fanny Rudd and Thomas F. Howe who owned the town's corner store and was postmaster of Hoosick beginning in 1908 until his death in 1930. The album shows portrait photographs of Dorothy and her family as well as photos of their family home and the store. The family was upper middle class and according to his obituary, "one of the town's most prominent residents." Throughout the photos people are dressed in fashionable clothes and posing in gardens and in horse drawn carriages. One photos shows a man riding a bicycle, another shows a girl climbing up a tree. The Howe's had four daughters including Dorothy and small children are seen throughout the album. One photo shows a pregnant Mrs. Howe in a high-collared dress posing with her young daughter in their yard. The store and town are also seen throughout the album as well as nearby Hoosick Falls. The town was considered a boomtown in the 19th century and was the perfect place for Thomas to start his store after leaving employment with the Railroad in 1895. Dorothy graduated from New York State College and was part of the Beta chapter of the Omicron Nu honor society. She taught mathematics at Mechanicville High School for 42 years and passed away in 1987.An interesting collection of photographs of an American family at the turn of the century. .

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        Der Kilimandjaro. Reisen und Studien. Mit 4 Tafeln im Farbendruck, 16 Tafeln in Lichtdruck, 20 in Buchdruck, 2 farbigen Originalkarten (1 im Anhang)und 103 Textbildern.

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer 1900 - Kopf- und Frontschnitt gering stockfleckig, Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar dieses Klassikers der Afrikaforschung. Wirkt ungelesen. XVI, 436 Seiten. Deutsch 3000g 31 x 20 cm, Geprägter Leineneinband mit Deckelillustration im Schuber.

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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] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dream Imp and Others

      London.: Bickers and Son, Ltd., (Circa 1900). London. Bickers and Son, Ltd. (Circa 1900). Bound in blind embossed gilt titled brown cloth. Small 4to (7.25" x 10"). Illustrated with full page colour plates and many Silhouette Illustrations by Gertrude E. Mac Quigg. Soiling to covers. Small chip to bottom edge of front board. Loss of gilt to spine titles and "Stork" vignette to spine. Moderate foxing and offset to prelims. Gift inscription to front free endsheet. Despite the not terribly drastic soiled boards, this is a Very Good, crisp copy of a most rare and desirable title.

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        50 [Fünfzig] Bilder aus der Jugendwelt..

      2, Titelblatt der 1. Lieferung beigebunden, 45 von 50 lithogr. Tafeln, meist breitformat., Privat-HLwd.um ca. 1900, Deckel berieben., Tafeln etwas fingerfleckig, min. stockfleckig. Die Vorlagen vor allem von J. Sebert, ferner Caspar. Schinz, J. Schweicker und u. Sal. Mayer. Von J. Brodtmann lithographiert.Vgl. Brun I, 208, Lonchamp 457 u. Thieme-Becker V, 43. Nicht im GV, bei Lipperheide, Schug, Weilenmann u. in den bekannten Kinderb.-Bibliographien. Seltene Folge des in 10 Lieferungen erschienenen Werkes mit den reizvollen Biedermeier-Darstellungen aus dem Kinderleben. Möglicherweise konnte man bei Brodtmann unter obigem allgem. "Jugendwelt"-Titel seine bewährten lithogr. Serien erweitert und bunt gewürfelt neu erwerben. Die Tafeln zeigen reizende Kinderspiel- und Familienszenen, die sich meist in größeren Gruppen und vor reicher Staffage abspielen, darunter Landschaften in verschiedenen Jahreszeiten. Kinder u. Erwachsene tragen schweizer Trachten der Zeit.Zu sehen sind folgende Spiele: Rössleinspiel, Peitschenkreisel, militärische Exerzieren, Murmelen, Schlitteln, Schneeballschlacht, Mädchen-Huckepack, Seilttanz eines Aeffchens, Aeffchen als Strassenwischer, Ringelrein, Seilziehen, Militärisches Aufgebot, Schaukeln, Reigentanz, Blinde Kuh. Weitere Szenen: Zwei Schulszenen Söldner zu Besuch Puppenspieler, Spieldosenspieler Grossmutter liesst vor Buben ärgern einen Schafsbock Kinder verkleiden einen Hund. Neun Abb. zeigen Mutter mit Kindern. Einige zeigen häusliche Szenen mit Katzen.- Joseph Brodtmann (1787 in Überlingen am Bodensee + 1862 in Basel), Schweizer Zeichner, Grafiker, Lithograf, Publizist und Buchhändler. Er besass die deutsche und schweizerische Staatsbürgerschaft. Brodtmann zog 1817 von Lindau nach Zürich, wo er 1820 eine Steindruckerei und Verlagsbuchhandlung eröffnete. Er verkaufte diesen Betrieb 1830 an Johann Jakob Honegger und eröffnete in Schaffhausen eine lithografische Anstalt mit Buch- und Kunsthandlung, die ab 1838 als Verlag der Brodtmann'schen Buchhandlung firmierte. Von 1840 an verlegte er das Tagblatt für den Kanton Schaffhausen. 1840 verkaufte er das Unternehmen und arbeitete als Illustrator von Kunst- und Jugendbücher sowie naturhistorische Werke für verschiedene Verlage.

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        Ansichten steyerischer Gegenden, Heilbäder und Ortschaften gezeichnet von Carl Reichert. Herausgegeben von Anton Burger, Graz (Textheft).

      Qu.-Gr.-8. 140 Tafeln in Stahlstich u. ein handschriftl. Textheft (Titel, 12 S. u. ein weißes Bl.), lose in Pp.-Umschlag u. Pp.-Schuber m. gedrucktem Deckelschild (Ansichten aus Steyermark. Verlag: A. Burger, Graz). Erstausgabe. - Vollständiges Exemplar der sogenannten Burgerschen Suite mit allen 138 Ansichten, 2 zusätzlichen Varianten, einer alten Fotografie einer weiteren Variante u. einem handschriftl. Textheft (mit Erläuterungen zum Entstehen der Ansichten-Folge sowie einem Inhaltsverzeichnis wohl um 1900 geschrieben). - Diese Sammlung steyerischer Ansichten [...] wurde [...] von 1858 bis 1862 herausgegeben. Dieselbe umfasst in ihrer Gesamtheit 138 Ansichten und 3 Varianten in Stahlstichen in der Größe von beiläufig 12 x 8 cm [Blattgröße ca. 17,4 x 22,2 cm] [...]. Sie war ursprünglich nicht als zusammenhängende Ansichtenfolge gedacht, sondern hauptsächlich als Ansichten für Briefköpfe von Heilbädern und Gegenden Steyermarks. Nach und nach wurde sie dann in geografischer Hinsicht vervollkomnet [...] (Textheft). - Die Tafeln Nebehay/W. 8, 26 (diese als Photographie) u. 34 liegen in jeweils zwei Varianten vor. 3 Tafeln (61, 66 u. 100) alt koloriert. Tafel 103 (Villa Aichelburg in Neuhaus) war überklebt mit Villa Maryland in Neuhaus diese Überklebung wurde wieder abgelöst und darunter montiert. Ein Teil der Tafeln ist etwas beschnitten und auf Untersatzkartons montiert, eine Tafel (17) ist bis zur Darstellung beschnitten, aufgezogen u. handschriftl. bezeichnet. - Ränder tlw. etw. bestoßen. Zwei Tafeln m. kl. Eckknicken. Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig (nur wenige Tafeln stärker). - Insgesamt schönes Exemplar dieser vollständig äußerst seltenen Ansichtenfolge. - Nebehay/W. 535 (unter Ansichten aus der Steiermark..., um 1860... Kein Titelblatt).

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        The Works of Theodore Roosevelt

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt. Small octavo, 15 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt top edge, raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. The set includes, The Naval War of 1812 in two volumes, The Wilderness Hunter, American Ideals, The Winning of the West in six volumes, Hunting the Grizzly, Hunting Trips on the Prairie, Hunting Trips of A Ranchman, The Rough Riders. In near fine condition. Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("M. Liebermann").

      [Berlin], 18. I. 1900. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. An den Verleger Friedrich Fontane, Sohn Theodor Fontanes, wo noch im selben Jahr Clara Viebigs Skandalerfolg "Das Weiberdorf" erscheinen sollte: "Sehr geehrter Herr, beifolgend die Zeichnung für den Buchumschlag zum 'Weiberdorf'. Ich habe ihn ½ mal größer gezeichnet, damit er besser reproducirt werden könnte [.]".

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        Days Of The Dandies

      London: The Groiler Society, 1900. Full leather. Very good. London: The Groiler Society, 1900s. Full leather. Fifteen volumes. Octavo. Days Of The Dandies. The Edition Magnifique is limited to twenty-six copies which this is lettered S, each volumes contains hand-colored frontispiece and at least two additional plates and illustrated with over 75 plates throughout set with title tissue guard. Bound handsomely in a contemporary gray morocco, covers and spine with sixteen red tudor inlaid morocco and with gilt brown and green shade inlaid of scrolling foliations leaves and a central crest to front covers, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt titles, inner covers of green and gray morocco surrounding gilt floral sprays, green silk doublures, housed in a slipcases. The Groiler Society's Days Of The Dandies. these entertaining biographies of notable 20th -century English authors and personalities include Peg Woffington, Colley Cibber, Lady Montagu, Laurence Sterne, Horace Walpoe, Beau Hash, Nanny Burney, Mrs. Jordan, and Captain Gronow.

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        Action Du Champ Magnetique Sur Les Rayons De Becquerel. RAYONS DEVIES ET RAYONS NON DEVIES

      Paris, 1900. First Edition. Original Wraps. Quarto. pages 73-76, presentee par M. H. Becquerel. [together with:] Sur la penetration des rayons de Becquerel non deviables par le champ magnetique. Paris, 1900; FIRST EDITION, pages 76 thru 79, quarto; presentee par M. H. Becquerel. Published in: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadiares des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences. Paris, 1900, volume130 (No. 2. 8 Janvier 1900) Quarto, original printed wraps, unopened, Japan paper repair to wrapper spine and fore-edge of rear wrap. Neatly housed in a custom half-leather clamshell slipcase.The above works are a follow-up to Madame Curie's important discovery, in 1898, of radium and polonium. The Becquerel rays (above, called rayons de Becquerel) were later called radioactivity. In 1903, the Curies and Becquerel were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, based partly on the present works. Marie (Maria Sklodowska) Curie (1867-1934). Chemist, physicist, Professor at the Sorbonne, discoverer of the elements radium and polonium. Madame Curie succeeded her husband, Pierre Curie, as professor of physics at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1906, thus becoming the first woman titular professor at Sorbonne. She founded the Radium Institute in Warsaw, in 1913; she visited the United States in 1921 and was presented with a gram of radium-salt by President Warren G. Harding. Madame Curie was the only person to receive the Nobel Prize twice - once in physics, in 1903,and again in chemistry, in 1911. She was nominated for membership in the French Academy of Science in 1911, but was rejected by one vote, because she was a woman. The Curie (unit quantity of radon in radio-active equilibrium with 1 gram of radium) was named in honor of Marie and Pierre Curie. Madame Curie was a pioneer in the use of radio-activity in medicine, i.e., in treating cancer. This brave, brilliant and diligent lady research scientist ultimately gave her life for her work; she died of leukemia, caused by over-exposure to radio-active substances, at Haute Savoie, France, on July 4, 1934.

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        Esthetique de la Photographie

      Photo Club de Paris 1900 - BOURGEOIS, M. PAUL [editor]. Esthetique de la Photographie, Paris: Photo-Club de Paris, 1900. Folio, first edition, pp. 96, 6 (tables), 14 plates, original wrappers, rebound in blue cloth with decorative marbled paper on front and back, gilt lettering and decoration on spine with brown morocco label, regal bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription on flyleaf. The Eastman House's "Imagining Paradise" says this book "can be considered the manifesto of the pictorialist movement in France. (p. 205)." It is an illustrated series of essays by members of the photo club including Demachy and Puyo, with gravures and halftones. "Two gravure plates are printed by Dujardin -- one work each by the uncontested masters Demachy and Puyo." The layout is an imaginative art-deco design with halftones in text. All text in French. Also see Roosens-Salu 8516. Condition of this book: Very good with wear at extremities, original paper front cover is loose but present, Puyo gravure shows minor flaking. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ansichtskarten und Bildersammlung

      Ein Album mit 181 eingesteckten Postkarten aus ca. 1900-1968. Dazu ein mit Schreibmaschine geschriebenes Buch "Die Grafschaft Glatz in Bild und Wort". Text zu den gesammelten Postkarten, 64 Seiten, 1968. Von Karl Springer. Dazu ein Album mit 250 eingeklebten Bildern und 7 original Fotografien. 1 Kunstleder-, 1 Papp- und 1 kartonierter Einband, quart - gute Erhaltung / Umfangreiche Sammlung mit teils seltenen historischen Ansichtskarten. Enthalten ausschließlich Ansichten von Glatz un der Grafschaft -

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        Kelea: The Surf Rider

      Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York 1900 - Kelea: The Surf Rider by Alex. Stevenson Twombly. Signed first edition in original green-grey cloth. Publisher: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York, 1900. Signed and inscribed on the ffep by the author’s Son with the inscription: With kind regards of Edward L. Twombly M.D. (Son of the Author). Binding is in near fine condition. 10 black and white photos. Contents are clean . 402 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-036. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Louis Mountbatten") to William N. Campion, from on board H.M.S. Kelly, 30 Dec. 1940

      1 vols. 8-3/4 x 7 inches. original folds, slight split without loss at one fold, 1/2-inch tear without loss at lower edge, else fine and attractive. 1 vols. 8-3/4 x 7 inches. As Captain of H.M.S. Kelly, Mountbatten writes to Mr. Campion, of Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT: "I have received from the Ardath Tobacco Company Ltd., 3,000 cigarettes for distribution to my ship's company. I am sure that you will be glad to know how very much this handsome present has been appreciated by my officers and men. In point of fact, the parcel arrived on Christmas Eve, just as we were off to sea again. Its timely arrival as an unexpected present, distributed at sea on Christmas Day, made the whole difference to my ship's company, and I need hardly assure you that they are all very grateful to you." 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979) served as Supreme Allied Commander of S.E. Asia, British Viceroy of India, First Sea Lord, and Chief of the U.K. Combined Defense Staffs. His biographer, Alden Hatch, states, "THE THING LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN LOVED BEST IN ALL THE WORLD WAS A SHIP-H.M.S. KELLY. WELL DID SHE DESERVE HIS DEVOTION, FOR IN HER HE ATTAINED HIS FINEST MOMENTS AND THE EMOTIONAL CLIMAX OF HIS LIFE." The Kelly, a K-Class destroyer of 1,695 tons with a crew of 240 officers and men, was Mountbatten's flagship during his command of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla. She saw heavy action in the North Sea, and though torpedoed and bombed, proved indomitable in the naval engagements which made Mountbatten's name. Ordered to the Mediterranean, the ship was attacked near Crete on May 23, 1941 by 24 Luftwaffe dive bombers and sunk with a loss of 130 lives. All officers and men stayed at their posts, and the ship went down with all guns firing. The saga of the Kelly was fictionalized in Noel Coward's 1942 film, "In Which We Serve". A RARE AND WONDERFUL LETTER FROM MOUNTBATTEN'S MOST MEMORABLE COMMAND. Hatch, The Mountbattens, pp. 228-253

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        Katze). Originalfotografie. Gelatinesilber. Vintage. 20,2 x 25,2 cm. Passepartout.

      Der aus Wien gebürtige Künstler lebte seit 1900 in Berlin. Er ist, gemeinsam mit seiner Lebensgefährtin Hannah Höch (1917-1922), ein Pionier der Fotocollage. Als Entarteter Künstler seit 1933 im Exil, lebte er seit 1944 bis zu seinem Tod in Limoges. - Minimale Knickspuren.

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        Wild Goats or Llamas with Cacti and Mountain top

      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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        Peking, histoire et description

      Societe de Saint-Augustin, Desclee de Brouwer et Cie. 1900 - Second Edition (1900) after the limited first edition of 1897. 416pp, index. 524 wood-cut illustrations executed by Chinese artists from precious documents. Hardcover. No dust jacket, probably as published. Red cloth with gold titles against a silver panel showing a dragon in the clouds, silver figure to the spine and to the back cover, all edges gilt. This book has seen quite a bit of use - there is wear to the spine edges with a 3" split to the rear spine edge carefully repaired with adhesive and a 1" split to the front spine edge, also repaired; the lower cover corner tips are worn through and are turned inwards, the front hinges has cracked and has been repaired with adhesive along the hinge line. There are no markings to the book but the page edges are slightly toned. Overall a decent Good copy of an uncommon book. The author was the controversial Roman Catholic Lazarite Vicar Apostolic of Northern Chi-Li, China ,now incorporating the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing, and titular bishop of Pentacomia from 13 April 1899 until his death in 1905. He defended the Northern cathedral in Peking during the Boxer rebellion and protected thousands of Christians who sought refuge there. The first part of the book is organized under the rubric of "Partie Historique" and deals with topics of topography, cults, dynasties, wars, famous men, poets, first relations with the Occident, Franciscans, Jesuits, Lazarists, etc. This part takes up the pages to page 270. The Partie Descriptive has information on the City of Peking, Monuments, the Imperial palace, Pagodas, Tombs of Emperors, Science and Arts, Social Life and Customs, etc. There is much fascinating information here: under "restaurants"the author says that you can treat yourself and 3 friends to Sharks-Fin soup for 5 francs. He says there are were places that sold all sorts of meat from dog to camel, mule to horse. Oversized. No international shipping. 30 x 23 cm. Folio, 6.0 lbs (with packaging). Societe de Saint-Augustin, 1900. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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