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        The Great Boer War. With Maps.

      London, Thomas Nelson [1900]. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION being the RARE SUPPRESSED ISSUE. Small 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt to spine, elaborately blocked in dark blue to upper. Slightly dulled to spine otherwise a fine copy. Not to be confused with the 1903 or 1908 issues with Lord Roberts frontis, Doyle took great exception to this issue, particularly over the use of his portrait as frontispiece, and vowed to "destroy the whole edition rather than pass it". A few early copies were bound up and despatched, this being one. Scarce. Green and Gibson B1 (f).

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        Junks - pair of paintings in original frames.

      No date. Ca. early 1900s? Set of two framed paintings (likely gouache) apparently on board, visible size 9 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches (24.5 x 31cm) in wooden frames 10 3/4 x 13 inches. One frame with glass, the other without. The unglazed image has one abraded line at lower right and light wear but overall the paintings are in very good condition. The frames have wear and a few chips. The paper cover on the back of the frames has deteriorated with age revealing old nails. Very attractive images of Chinese junks. One has two Chinese characters on the main sail. On the verso of the frames is a label for "Abrahams & Sons - Fine Art Printers - Photographers - Show Card & Calendar Manufacturers - Plymouth W."

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        Reigen. Zehn Dialoge. Winter 1896/97. Als unverkäufliches Manuskript gedruckt. (Wien. 1900). 18 x 12 cm. 94 ungpaginierte Blatt. Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückentitel und eingebundenem Originalvorderumschlag.

      , 1900).Erstausgabe. Hayn-Gotendorf VII, 199 - Jugend in Wien 332-334 - KLL VI,94. Nicht bei Wilpert/Gühring. Schnitzler ließ das Werk in 200 Exemplaren für Freunde drucken und versah jedes Exemplar mit Nummer und Widmung. Unser Exemplar trägt die Nummer 19 und ist an Herrn Dr. Emil Reichert gewidmet, datiert April 1900. Schön in der Erhaltung und mit dem vorderen Originalumschlag selten.

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        Dessin original signé "Armée"

      1900 - 29,5 x 52 cm

      [Bookseller: LA 42EME LIGNE - LIBRAIRIE-GALERIE]
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        Ecole des mines de Saint-Etienne. Cours de géologie.

      Saint-Etienne, Impr. Théolier, de J. Thomas, 1900. ____ Seule édition. Seuls les rectos des pages ont été imprimés, afin que les élèves qui suivaient ce cours de première année puissent écrire des notes. Dans cet exemplaire une quarantaine de pages portent des notes, souvent très copieuses. Les 22 planches en lithographie in fine montrent des fossiles. En 1893, Georges Friedel (1865-1933) est devenu professeur à l'École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne, puis directeur. Après la Première Guerre mondiale, il enseigna à l'université de Strasbourg. Son oeuvre scientifique est considérable, particulièrement en minéralogie. Dos décoloré. Bon exemplaire. Livre étonnamment rare, deux exemplaires seulement au Ccfr et OCLC : BNF et Saint-Etienne.*****. Grand in-4. Collation : IX, (1) pp., 185 ff., 22 pl. Demi-basane verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Essays of Maeterlinck. Plays of Maeterlinck.

      New York. Dodd, Mead & Company. No date. Ca. 1900. SET OF 19 LEATHERBOUND VOLUMES, one black and white frontispiece illustration with tissue guard, page count: 241, xxi 353, 427, xx 335, 348, 371, 232, 258, 409, 330, xv 183, 277, 287, vii 179, 205, 208, 209, xxvi 165, 131, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, top edge gilt other two edges un-cut, gilt dentelles, decorative gilt leather covered boards (hardbound). Various pages unopened, name plate on free endpaper of each volume. In near fine condition with fading to spines, 1/8 x 1/4 inch lightly abraded spot on back cover to the upper left side of spine (Vol.13). This is the autograph edition, with author's signature in the first volume of the Essays and the first volume of the Plays. Volumes 1 to 10 are the Essays of Maeterlinck, volumes 11 to 19 are the Plays (as marked on the Spine, although Volume 19 contains the Poems. Vol.1 Treasure of the Humble, Vol. 2. Wisdom and Destiny, Vol.3 The Life of the Bee, Vol.4 Buried Temple, Vol. 5 Double Garden, Vol.6 Measure of the Hour, Vol.7 On Emerson, Vol. 8 Our Eternity, Vol.9 Unknown Guest, Vol. 10 The Wrack of the Storm, Vol.11 Sister Beatrice and Ardiane & Barbe Bleue, Vol.12 Joyzelle and Monna Vanna, Vol.13 Blue Bird, Vol.14 Mary Magdalene, Vol.15 Pelleas & Melisande, Vol.16 Princess Maleine, Vol.17 The Intruder, Vol.18 Aglavaine & Selysette, Vol.19: Poems.

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        The Klondike Stampede

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. Royal 8vo. [14], 471 pp. Numerous plates (including 4 fold-outs) and illustrations from drawings and photographs. Publishers red cloth with black ruling and gilt lettering. Fading to spine else a fine copy of an uncommon Klondike gold rush title. Adney, Special Correspondent of Harper's Weekly in the Klondike, was one of the first photojournalists to pass safely through British Columbia. As a writer for Harper's Weekly, he was sent with his camera to the Yukon from 1897 to 1898. This classic illustrated book concerns his experiences in the Yukon, of which numerous editions have been printed. "Journalist's account of the gold rush to the Yukon in 1897-98, with informative chapters on trails, dogs and dog driving, mining methods, and social conditions in Dawson" - Arctic Bibliograph 55. "One of the better contemporary accounts of the Klondike rush." - Graff 22 (Howes 92).

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        Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs, 3. Auflage, Neuer Abdruck, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 10 + 1 Bände + Registerband.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1893 - 1900. - 3. (dritte) gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. Vollständiges Werk in 10 Bänden, der - inoffizielle - Ergänzungsband bzw. Band 11 des Werkes (Wilhelm Haacke, Die Schöpfung der Tierwelt) sowie der Registerband (Gesamt-Register), insgesamt somit 12 Bände. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit vier Zierbünden, zwei glänzenden dunkelbraunen Rückenschildern, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen. Buchdeckel mit braunen Marmorbezügen und großen Lederecken. Buchschnitt in schöner mehrfarbiger Marmorierung, die noch sehr gut sichtbar ist. Vorsätze in weißer, glänzender Leinenstruktur. Format: 26 x 19 cm. Hrsg. von Prof. Dr. Pechuel-Loesche. 10 Bände mit zusammen ca. 7.000 Seiten. Jeder Band mit ausgiebigem Sachregister und Autorenregister. Enthalten sind 1.800 Abbildungen im Text, 9 Karten über die Verbreitungsgebiete der Tierarten und 180 Tafeln in Farbendruck und Holzschnitt, die meisten davon Chromolithographien. Die dritte Auflage von Brehms Tierleben ist aufgrund der unübertroffenen Farbenpracht ihrer Chromolithographien, die sich in späteren Auflagen nur noch sporadisch wiederfinden, von Sammlern sehr geschätzt und die meistgesuchte Tier-Enzyklopädie überhaupt. Bd. 1: Säugetiere I (XVI, 702 S.); Bd. 2: Säugetiere II (XII, 708 S.); Bd. 3: Säugetiere III (XII, 744 S.); Bd. 4: Vögel I (XIV, 770 S.); Bd. 5: Vögel II (XIV, 713 S.); Bd. 6: Vögel III (XIV, 740 S.); Bd. 7: Kriechtiere und Lurche (XIV, 825 S.); Bd. 8: Fische (VVIII, ; Bd. 9: Insekten, Tausendfüßer und Spinnen (XXXII, 762 S.); Bd. 10: Niedere Tiere (XXVIII, 716 S.); (Bd. 11): Wilhelm Haacke: Die Schöpfung der Tierwelt. Mit 1 Karte und 469 Abbildungen im Text und auf 20 Tafeln in Farbendruck und Holzschnitt. Gesamt-Register (X, 179 S., 2 Bl.). Die Bände in sehr gutem, nahezu neuwertigem Zustand. Allenfalls eine Ecke leicht bestoßen, der Band Vögel 2 mit kleiner Druckstelle auf seitlicher Lederfläche. Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Alle Seidenhemdchen noch enthalten. Alle Chromolithographien ohne Verklebungen oder Anhaftungen. Die Bände wirken ungelesen. In toto sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar der gesuchten Tier-Enzyklopädie, wie es - vor allem mit den beiden seltenen Ergänzungsbänden - sonst kaum noch anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Pages catholiques

      Stock. First collected edition. Half dark green morocco over antique paper by Goy & Vilaine, spine in six compartments, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt. Handsome autograph inscription from Joris-Karl Huysmans to Jean Lorrain.Preface by abbé A. Mugnier. Worming to covers, internally good without spotting. A very good copy handsomely bound. % Stock Paris 1900 12,5x18,5cm broché

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        Photographie originale de Maurice Blanchot âgé d'environ 1 an, assis sur un piédestal, entouré de ses frères et soeurs

      A. MARTIN. Original photograph of Maurice Blanchot aged about 1 year old, sitting on a pedestal, surrounded by his brothers and sisters.silver vintage print. A. MARTIN Elbeuf S.d (Circa 1900) 10,5x16,5cm une feuille

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        Académie d'homme 2.

      Crayon et encre sur papier. Original pencil drawing, heightened with ink (mixed). Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. This drawing is part of a series of ten studies for Bertin to 1920-1925. Very nice condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Crayon et encre sur papier Début XXème 31 x 20 cm

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        Photograph Signed...

      np: np, 1900. ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN SIGNED PHOTOS OF WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS. A rare gelatin silver print bust portrait of Yeats as a young man, signed and inscribed by Yeats to U.S. politician and later U.S. secretary of state Bainbridge Colby: "To Mr. Bainbridge Colby with kind regards from WB Yeats March 1904." Inscribed in ink on the flush board mount beneath the photograph.The photograph is undated but likely predates the inscription by a few years: c.1900, when Yeats was in his mid-thirties. On the verso of the photograph mount is written in pencil: "Young Yeats photo by [????] not to be used without Mr. Yeats permission." (We have not been able to determine the identity of the photographer.)Yeats traveled to the U.S. for the first time from November 11, 1903 - March 9, 1904, where he presumably met Bainbridge Colby. Colby (1869-1950) was a young and successful lawyer with many well-known clients (including Mark Twain). By 1904 he had already entered politics, having just concluded a term as a member of the New York State Assembly. He would later ascend to U.S. Secretary of State (1920-1921) under Woodrow Wilson and was a champion of the women's suffrage movement. (It was Colby who issued the proclamation announcing that the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote had been ratified.)Gelatin silver print on original board mount. c.1900. Archivally framed with UV-protected museum glass. Photo including margin with inscription: 8.5x11in. Photo alone: 7x9in. Framed: 14.5x17.5in. Toning to mount, some abrasions to photo. AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY SIGNED PHOTO OF YEATS. Very Good....

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        The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1900. ii+232 pages with diagrams, index and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettered spine label and original vignette affixed to front cover. Annotations by Leopold Hoffer. Provenance Galsgow Chess Club (Betts: 7-36) Limited to 500 copies. First edition.The London 1899 chess tournament was without a doubt one of the very strongest tournaments ever held on British soil. Almost every great master of the day was present including the past and reigning world champions. It proved to be the swan song of the old champion Wilhelm Steinitz but for Emanuel Lasker it was a glittering success which propelled him way beyond the other grandmasters of the time. All important players were invited. Many of these players were the champions of the country that they represented. Refusals came from Siegbert Tarrasch and Rudolf Charousek (illness). The businessman Amos Burn had to withdraw at the opening’s day. Fifteen participants played double rounds from 30 May to 10 July 1899, except for Richard Teichmann. He withdrew after round 4 due to an eye disease. His remaining games in the first cycle were declared as lost. Rounds were played in St. Stephen’s Hall. The time limit was fifteen moves in one hour. Participants were entertained by the City of London chess club at Crystal Palace and the Star and Garter Hotel in Richmond. A banquet took place in the International Hall of the Café Monico on 29 June. Lasker finished a whopping 4.5 points ahead of the group finished tied for second (Janowski, Maroczy, Pillsbury.) This is easily one of the more dominating personal performances in a tournament ever played. London 1899 goes down in history as one of the great Lasker victories along with St. Petersburg 1896, Paris 1900, St. Petersburg 1914 and New York 1924. There was a second section in the tournament, won by Frank James Marshall, with 8.5 out of 11. Georg Marco and Jacques Mieses were the most experienced opponents, and the tournament was not all that strong.Condition:Glasgow Chess Club stamp liberally used through out, date received and released on front end paper with secretary's initials. Some soiling through out. Rebound in attractive three quarter leather with the original vignette laid on front cover. A good to very good copy of a scarce tournament title.  

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        Photograph Album - China, Japan and Korea....

      Small personal photograph album 18 x 12.3cm, bound in an East Asian accordion binding, cloth covered boards. The photographs vary in size but mainly are approximately 5.5 x 8cm, the largest are the hand coloured professional Japanese images which are 13.4 x 9cm. Some images faded. Some photographs captioned in ink in French on the card on which they are laid down, three captions are in Chinese characters. Professional Japanese paper repaired hinges, cloth covered boards a little worn with minor loss of cloth. The album covers the period February 17, 1900 to December 1901. It begins with photographs taken on an outing to Shan Hai Kwan (known today as Shanhaiguan) to visit the section of the Great Wall approximately 300 kilometres from Peking and the party's return via Pe-ta-hou. An image shows a street scene in Peking near a large wooden gate captioned only "Une vue de Pekin". The next section of the album contains photographs taken in Japan - "Mt Fuji pris de chemin de fer 21 Novembre 01"; 15 other photographs taken at Nagasaki or taken of Europeans and largely uncaptioned follow - one is captioned "M. Gondareau Consul de Franc a Nagasaki (Dec 01)"; 11 hand-coloured professional photographs of well known Japanese places; 25 small privately taken images of Korea. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 150503)....

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        The Works of the Sisters Bronte. Including: Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, Shirley, Villette, Jane Eyre, Emma, The Professor, Wildfell Hall, and Poems.

      New York, NY: Bigelow, Brown and Co., Inc., n.d. [c.1900]. 6 volumes; octavo. With frontispiece illustrations. Elegantly bound in half blue calf over marbled sides, gilt titles and decoration to spine, tope edge gilt, others untrimmed. Internally fine; bindings unmarked. A lovely set in an attractive recent leather binding. The photographic reproductions depict Bronte country.

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        Sailing Alone Around the World. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian.

      New York: The Century Co., 1900 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front board in silver and green, top edge gilt, others uncut. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco and cloth slipcase. Contemporary globe-shaped advertisement for the book and various newspaper articles about the voyage and Slocum's life laid in. Spine slightly darkened, small mark to upper tip of front cover, some speckling to rear cover, internally fresh. An exceptionally nice copy. Half-tone frontispiece, 64 illustrations. First edition. An extremely interesting and unusual presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the brilliant American Polynesian ethnologist and philologist William Churchill and his wife Llewella Pierce, who feature in the book: "To Genl and Mrs Churchill in kind recollection of our meeting in Samoa 1896 and again New York this April 5th 1900. Joshua Slocum." Slocum visited the couple when he made landfall in Samoa on 16 July 1896, recording their initial meeting in the book on p. 154, having been invited to dine with them: "There was a lady's hand in things about the consulate at Samoa. Mrs Churchill picked the crew for the general's boat, and saw to it that they wore a smart uniform and that they could sing the Samoan boatsong, which in the first week Mrs Churchill herself could sing like a native girl." William Churchill (1859–1920), a scholar who "produced substantial work while in near total obscurity", became Consul General to Samoa in 1896. His commission was extended in 1897, making him also Consul General to Tonga. Slocum's comment on "a lady's hand in things about the consulate" is revealing: despite, or perhaps because of, Churchill's ability to command "vast amounts of linguistic data", he was paralysed when it came to his day-to-day affairs. Llewella once noted that he was "the best and dearest man in the world and the very worst manager of business". Churchill, was "a brilliant man, though flawed in those areas the world considers necessary for success." Samoan chiefs and missionaries alike acknowledged him "to be the best authority in the islands" on customs, language, and genealogy. His intimate knowledge of local customs and the language enabled him to discern the signs of coming civil war, but his reports to this effect were badly received in Washington, being seen as an over-involvement in factionalism, and led directly to his recall. Churchill and his wife returned to Brooklyn, where he would meet Slocum again four years later; in the meantime, the loss of his position was a great blow, and he suffered a breakdown in 1898. Thomas Trood, a resident of Samoa and sometime acting British consul, recalled in his memoir Island Reminiscences that Churchill was "a man of most versatile talent and a linguist unfortunately after leaving here he became insane and had to be placed in an asylum." As he recuperated, Churchill completed his most famous work, Polynesian Wanderings, the first major study to employ linguistic analysis to establish the origins of the Polynesian races in Indonesia. During the First World War, Churchill's unworldliness led him into a honey-trap in 1917, involving Despina Davidovitch, a German spy. Churchill, as head of the Foreign Language Newspaper Division for the Committee on Public Information, passed copies of his work to her under the impression that she was a British journalist. Late one night, Churchill was severely beaten by a German agent, suffering a fracture to his skull, and a few days the watchman who had been on duty was murdered. Davidovitch was arrested but died on Ellis Island in suspicious circumstances before she could be deported. An unusually well-preserved copy of this work, and highly desirable thus, the more so inscribed to such a colourful character from Slocum's "classic account of a small boat voyage". Morris & Howland, p. 126 *; Toy 462; Theroux, William Churchill: A Fractured Life, The Hawaiian Journal of History, vol. 29 (1995). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Photographie originale de Maurice Blanchot jouant avec la lumière dans un clair-obscur

      Original photograph of Maurice Blanchot playing with light in chiaroscuro.silver vintage print. S.NS Elbeuf S.d (Circa 1900) 6,5x9cm une feuille

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        Formschöne Tischuhr zum Aufziehen wohl der 50er oder 60er Jahre. Auf dem Zifferblatt mit *Imhof* gemarkt, verso mit Angabe *15 Jewels Swiss*. Goldglänzender Messingkorpus auf schwarzem Sockel mit Messingfüßen.

       Gesamthöhe incl. Sockel und oberem Griff 27 cm, maximale Breite des Sockels 19 cm, Durchmesser des Uhrgehäuses 16 cm, maximale Tiefe des Sockels 8 cm. Die aufziehbare Uhr ist voll funktionstüchtig. Verso mit Nummer*1124263* nummeriert sowie mit einer geritzten Nummer *298254*, hierneben eingeritzt die Nummer *A88699*. Das Glas des Uhrgehäuses ist leicht fleckig, die Uhr selbst an wenigen Stellen gering berieben. Insgesamt aber von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 1900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Imhof, Arthus Imhof, Schweiz, Uhren, Tischuhren, Google, Kaminuhren, Uhrmacher, Schweizer Uhrenmacher

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        Junges Mädchen mit Vogel in der linken Hand, Bronzefigur um 1900.

      - Gebückt stehendes Mädchen mit einem Vogel in der linken Hand. Bronze, am Gewandsaum möglicherweise undeutlich signiert ( *Faol*? ), undatiert - ca. um 1900. Die Figur mit einer Gesamthöhe von 41 cm, der runde schmale Sockel mit einem Durchmesser von 14,5 cm. Die Bronze mit schöner Patina und kleineren Gebrauchsspuren. ( Gewicht 5000 Gramm ) ( Über Hinweise zu dem Künstler würde ich mich freuen ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available // weitere Pics auf Anfrage ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Two Autograph Letters Signed, 4to, New York, June 9, 1948. With full signature in return address of transmittal envelope, and Autograph Letter Signed, 4to, New York, July 1, 1948

      1900. Johnson thanks his correspondent for writing and thanks him for his "kind and generous favor in considering my efforts in the music world for your collection." However, he asks his that "Under the Bamboo Tree" be withdrawn as a 'Caption' for "personal reasons of utmost importance." He is referring to the sheet music he published. He offers others instead, mentioning other of his most well-known and well-respected works, "Lazy Man," "Castle on the Nile" or "The Congo Love Song." He says, "But my real choice would be 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' (the Negro National Anthem) sung by school children and 'grown ups' for more than fifty years, and still is being sung." The Negro National Anthem he refers to was first performed in 1900 in Florida where he was born. Signed, "J. Rosamond Johnson." In the second letter to the same correspondent on Johnson's printed personalized stationery with ASCAP insignia in upper left corner, Johnson appologizes for not having sent "the enclosed to you sooner." Signed, "J. Rosamond Johnson." John Rosamond Johnson with brother James Weldon formed a successful team of lyricist and composer. In additions to their well known anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing," are the many popular hits they sold as sheet music such as "Under the Bamboo Tree." Our research indicates this letter is unpublished.

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        The Universal Geography: With Illustrations & Maps. [together with] A New Physical Geography - The Earth.

      London J. S. Virtue & Co. Limited No date: circa 1900 - Nineteen volumes in thirty-eight and two volumes in four respectively, 4to., (280 x 200 mm), edited and translated by E. G. Ravenstein and A. H. Keane, frontispieces, illustrations, plates, portraits, maps (part double), a few gutters cracked otherwise internally fine, publisher's green cloth lavishly gilt blocked to front cover and spine, all edges gilt, extremities a little bumped, mostly to spine ends, some fraying but in all a stunning set in very good condition. Jacques Élisée Reclus was a renowned French geographer, writer and anarchist. He produced his 19-volume masterwork, La Nouvelle Géographie universelle, la terre et les hommes, over a period of nearly 20 years. This is the only known complete set on the current market and with the additional Earth volumes as well. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alter Spazierstock aus Elfenbein und Bein.

      Gesamtlänge 87 cm mit Knauf und Spitze aus Elfenbein, die Knaufspitze monogrammiert mit *H M*. Der ungewöhnliche Stock ( wohl um 1900 oder früher ) selbst aus 62 aufeinander gesteckten Wirbelsäulengliedern gefertigt, wohl aus Bein ( Knochen ), die Spazierstockspitze wiederum aus Elfenbein. Der Stockknauf mit kleiner Abplatzung, einige der Wirbelsäulenglieder des Stocks gering beschädigt, die Stockspitze etwas beschädigt. ( Gewicht 450 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        L'Exposition de 1900. Description des Monuments, Palais, Pavillons et des principales Merveilles exposées. Accompagnée de Plans détaillés…

      Numerous text illus. 128 pp., xxxii. 8vo, original publisher's decorative red cloth (corners rubbed), gilt. Paris: L'Institut Sténographique de France, 1900. First edition of this strange guide - bizarrely printed largely in a shorthand developed by the author - to the Exposition Universelle 1900 hosted in Paris. Navarre (b. 1874), not only founded the Institut Sténographique de France, he was also an important figure in the development of the typewriter at the turn of the 20th century (he belatedly devised a typewriter optimized for the French market but his audience had already adapted to the universal format). Additionally, Navarre authored a comprehensive history of shorthand, having traveled across the world to collect information about other stenographic practices. The present guide contains a number of photos and diagrams of Parisian landmarks where exhibitions were held. The final 32 pages comprise a survey of stenography in France, a history of the typewriter, and an illustrated catalogue of typewriters from the United States, England, Germany and France. The final item is a typewriter for the blind employing the "Hall System" which was much more efficient than that of Braille. Very good copy. WorldCat only locates one copy in the United States. Slight dampstaining on the outer edge of the upper cover and bottom of lower cover. Tiny hole on the upper joint.

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        Map O. - Fulham (1900).

      1900 - London, 1900. Lithographic map with original hand colour. Sheet 295 x 335mm. Binding folds flattened, key placed at bottom margin., laid on linen. A map of Fulham and western Chelsea, one section (of twenty) of an extended version of the incredibly influential Poverty Map, originally published in Charles Booth's 'Life and Labour of the People in London', a founding text of British sociology. Bounded by the Thames in the south, the northern extents are Hammersmith Bridge Road, the Talgarth Road, Philbeach Gardens, The Boltons and the World's End. The key gives seven colour codes for the degree of wealth of the inhabitants (ranging from black - 'Lowest class', through shades of blue and purple - 'Poor', 'Mixed', 'Fairly Comfortable', to red - 'Well to do' and yellow - 'Wealthy'). Although the colours of the map are predominantly those of comfort (with The Boltons and Fulham Palace the yellow of 'Wealthy'), there are roads lined with black: Grove Avenue and Langford Road, now both redeveloped, and Sladburn Street, just off the King's Road at the World's End. Booth (1840-1916), owner of the Booth Shipping Line, acted in response to an 1886 Pall Mall Gazette article that claimed that 25% of Londoners lived in poverty. Booth regarded this figure as wildly exaggerated, so recruited a team of volunteer researchers to compile an analysis of social conditions based on field visits and interviews with local police, clergy and employers. The first volume of 'Life and Labour' (1889), covering the East End, showed that 35% lived in poverty. The second series, covering the rest of the city (1891) showed that no less than 30 per cent of the city's total population could be classed as poor. See HYDE: Victorian Maps of London, 252.

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        English Household Furniture

      Boston: Bates and Guild Company, 1900. Leather bound. One volume. Folio. English Household Furniture. Mainly designed by Chippendale, Sheraton, Adams, and others of the Georgian Period. One hundred plates, illustrating three hundred and forty-eight examples. Bound in three quarter black morocco between canvas boards, top edge gilt, spine in gilt decorations, raised bands, gilt title. Very good.

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        Segeljollen mit braunen Segeln ( Zeesboote ) in stürmisch bewegter See – in der Ferne ein Dampfer. Ölgemälde auf Platte.

      - Segeljollen mit braunen Segeln ( sogennante Zeesboote ) in stürmisch bewegter See – in der Ferne ein Dampfer. Ölgemälde auf Platte. Bildmaß ca. 45 x 63 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 57,5 x 74,5 cm ). Das Bild rechts unten mit *Ernst Schatz * signiert, undatiert ( wohl um 1900 ). Das Bild etwas eingedunkelt, es sollte ggf. gereinigt werden – sonst guter Zustand. ( Nähere Lebensdaten zu dem Künstler sind mir leider nicht bekannt ). ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe vorzugsweise Selbstholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Complete Writings.

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Miflin and Company, 1900 - Octavo, 22 volumes (220 x 115 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, titles gilt direct to spines, raised bands, sycamore leaf tools to compartments, marbled boards with double gilt rules, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Spines faintly darkened. An excellent set. Frontispiece in each volume in two states with the later signed by the illustrator of that particular volume, further monochrome illustrations throughout. The Autograph Edition. Limited to 500 copies signed by the author's daughter, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, and the publishers, this copy being number 469.

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        Historia General de España del P. D. Juan de Mariana. Contra las Advertencias de Pedro Mantuano. En Toledo, por Diego Rodriguez, 1616. RELIE AVEC (à la suite): 2). MANTUANO (Pedro). Advertencias a la Historia del Padre de Mariana de la Compañia de Iesus. Impressa en Toledo en Latin año de 1592 y en Romance el de 1601. En que se enmienda gran parte de la Historia de España. En esta Segunda Impression va añadida la respuesta à todas la dificultades que puso el Padre Juan de Mariana, à los Discursos que pruevan la venida de Santiago a España, sacados de la libreria del Condestable de Castilla. Y tambien se responde al Padre Juan de Pineda, en lo que escrivio en su libro de Rebus Salomonis, de la venida de Nabuchodonosor. En Madrid, en la Impre

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-4. 1). 12ff. 341pp. LV. 2ff. 47pp. 2). 10ff. 322pp. 1f. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées (Reliure vers 1900 de style ancien). Précieux recueil de deux ouvrages rares sur l'Histoire d'Espagne du père Juan de Mariana (1536-1624), qui avait vu le jour pour la première fois en latin à Tolède en 1592. 1). Edition Originale de la défense de l'Histoire d'Espagne de Mariana par l'historien et savant madrilène Tomás Tamayo de Vargas (1588-1641), dont c'est le premier ouvrage. Le volume est bien complet de ses deux parties additionelles, qui manquent parfois et qui se sont également vendues séparément. "Razón de la Historia del P.P.D. Juan de Mariana; de las Advertencias de Pedro Mantuano contra ella; y de la defensa del Doctor Don Thomas Tamaio de Vargas" et "Defensa de la Descensión de la Virgen N.S. a la S. Iglesa de Toledo ". 2). Seconde édition considérablement augmentée de cet ouvrage initialement paru en 1611, dans lequel sont exposées les critiques de l'ouvrage de Mariana auxquelles répondit Tamayo de Vargas dans l'ouvrage décrit ci-dessus. Bel exemplaire soigneusement établi au début du 20e siècle. 1). Palau, 327108. 2). Palau, 149612. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Fiske's Works (12 Volume Set)

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Item details 5 out of 5 stars. (17) reviews Shipping & Policies Great condition, fine-binding 12-volume set of the Works of John Fiske. The set is from the early 1900's (dates differ by book); Houghton, Mifflin and Company; New York. Handsome edition - the books feature gilt page edges at the top edge of the text block; 3/4 leather binding; marbled end papers; illustrations and maps (some are fold-out and some are in color). The set includes the following titles: * The Discovery of America - With Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest (in 2 volumes) * The Critical Period of American History 1783-1789 * The American Revolution (in 2 volumes) * The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War * The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America (in 2 volumes) * New France and New England * The Beginnings of New England, or The Puritan Theocracy in its Relation to Civil and Religious Liberty * Old Virginia and Her Neighbors (in 2 volumes) Condition: All volumes are tightly bound with no cracks and no loose pages. Clean covers with only some light scratches, light edge wear to some of the boards and light corner wear; a few volumes have some spine wear. Great condition text pages with no notable condition issues. **Please note: shipping will be $11.81 for this set** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Wilkie Collins Including The Woman in White, The Moonstone, After Dark, The Evil Genius, The Dead Secret, etc

      New York: Peter Fenelon Collier, n.d. (circa 1900).. Complete in 30 volumes. Octavo. With frontispiece illustrations and many other full-page plates. Handsomely bound in brown half calf, gilt titles and decoration to spines, matching buckram boards, all edge speckled. Internally clean. A most attractive set in an elegant recent leather binding.

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        Logische Untersuchungen. 2 Tle. Erster Theil: Prolegomena zur reinen Logik. Zweiter Theil: Untersuchungen zur Phänomenologie und Theorie der Erkenntnis.

      Halle, Niemeyer, 1900-1901. Royal 8vo. 2 orig.(?) black half cloth bindings with gilt lettering and ornamentation to spines. A very nice set indeed, bound with the extremely rare original front wrapper of volume one. XII, 257, (1, -errata), (2, -advertisements); XVI, 718, (2, -advertisements) pp. From the library of Karl Groos (with the partial removal of his signature to front wrapper and title-page of vol. 1 and front free end-paper of vol. 2), with his extensive, neat, and very elaborate annotations covering all of the title-page of vol. 1 and 1/3 of the recto of the half-title. Sevaral underlinings of his throughout the work. Later owned by the historian Horst Stucke, with his ownership signature and the year "1952". Rare first edition of Husserl's main work, one of the most important philosophical texts of the 20th century. The "Logical Investigations" fundamentally changed philosophy and invoked the new philosophical era of the 20th century, -with this work Husserl founds phenomenology. Together with Heidegger's "Sein und Zeit", this must be considered the most important work of modern philosophy. Karl Groos (1861 - 1946), philosopher and psychologist, was a famous contemporary of Husserl. The two were well acquinted and several letters between them are known. Groos was especially famous for proposing an evolutionary instrumentalist theory of play. His 1898 book "The Play of Animals" was extremely influential and is still often referred to by animal behaviorists. His main theory is that playing is a way of learning and can be explained by the normal process of evolution by natural selection. When animals play, they practise basic instincts, such as fighting, just as human children play at the skills that are necessary to become succesful in the culture in which they are born. As such, he invented the notion of "pre-tuning".Husserl's magnum opus opens with an attack on psychologism, and he then introduces his brand new philosophical method, which he had still by then not fully developed, but which came to influence all philosophy ever since -Phenomenology! Husserl himself calls this a "Work of Breakthrough" (see his preface to the second edition).In short, psychologism taught that logic itself was not an independent discipline, but a part of psychology, and it is this notion that Husserl gives its final blow in his logical investigations, -far more definitely than Frege had tried to some years earlier. Husserl now establishes a philosophy that asks the question of the essence of the matter of perception as opposed to the form of perception, as well as the meaning of the difference between formal or pure and material laws, truths and determinations, -all based on his strong interest in the relationship between the formalities of arithmetic and of logic. The work is the starting point for mereology, the formal first order theory of wholes and their parts. Mereology is both an application of predicate logic and a branch of formal ontology.Husserl is now famous as the father of phenomenology, and he decisively influenced the likes of Heidegger, Sartre, Carnap, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Ricoeur, Derrida etc. etc. Among this list of eminent people, we can surely count Groos as well.

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        Aufwendig gearbeitete bauchige Glasflasche mit aufgelegtem umlaufenden Blüten-Gitternetz aus Sterling-950-Silber.

      - Der Flaschenhals mit eingravierten Namen: Joe – Tommy – Juri – Peter – Kimi – Ingrid – Monty – Ingelore – Hilde. Am silbernen Flaschenbodenring mit Punzierung. Laut Auskunft des Vorbesitzers aus altem englischen Kolonialbesitz um 1900. Höhe der Flasche 22,5 cm, max. Breite ca. 12 cm. Wohl für Wein, Cognac, Portwein etc. gedacht. Von guter Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Töpfe. Originalfotografie. Gelatinesilber. Vintage. 22 x 17,5 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. - Abgebildet in: Haus, A. Raoul Hausmann. Kamerafotografien 1927-1957. München 1979, S. 38 und Tafel 53 RH. Photographien 1946-1957. St. Yrieix 1986. S. 27.

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        The Complete Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., (c.1900), 1900. THE AUTOCRAT EDITION. 13 vols., illustrated. Bound in 1/2 blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edge gilt, others uncut, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, spines slightly sunned otherwise VERY GOOD.

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        Contur und Farbe - Motive für Decorationsmaler. Serie A Lieferungen 1-3.

      Berlin/New York, Bruno Hessling, um 1900 2° (42 x 33 cm), 2 Bl. (Erläuterungen zu den Taf.), 30 Licht- u. Farbdruck-Tafeln, Private Kart.-Mappe mit Deckelschild und 1. Lieferungsmappe m. losen Tafeln., Mappen im Rücken durchgerieben, Tafeln mit wenigen Randläsuren, schönes Exemplar Der Jugendstil als opulentes innenarchitekonisches Element. Wände. Decken. Friese für alle Räume des gutbürgerlichen Hauses. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Innenarchitektur, Design

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        The Works of Wilkie Collins. Including The Woman in White, The Moonstone, After Dark, The Evil Genius, The Dead Secret, etc....

      New York: Peter Fenelon Collier, n.d. (circa 1900). Complete in 30 volumes. Octavo. With frontispiece illustrations and many other full-page plates. Handsomely bound in brown half calf, gilt titles and decoration to spines, matching buckram boards, all edge speckled. Internally clean. A most attractive set in an elegant recent leather binding....

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        The Novels.

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1900 - 12 volumes, small octavo (175 x 110 mm). Contemporary green half calf, title and decorations to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled sides, single rule to sides gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. Occasional light spotting to pages, spines evenly and gently sunned, else a delightful set. Frontispiece to each volume. A handsomely bound set.

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        The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage, as delivered by Abraham the Jew unto His Son Lamech, A.D.1458. [Translated.].

      John M. Watkins, London 1900 - John M. Watkins, London 1900. Second edition. 4°. Mit zahlreichen s/w Abbildungen. 1 Bl., xlviii, 268 S. OLwd. mit Goldprägung auf Rücken u. Deckel. Zur (ersten und dieser) Ausgabe sehr ausführlich bei: Scholem (Bibliographia Kabbalistica) 9. "Einer der wichtigsten international verbreiteten magischen Texte. [.]". Zur (ersten) Ausgabe von 1898 siehe Ackermann V, 868. "Interesantes, hervorragend ausgestattetes Werk mit vielen Figuren im Text". "Describes the system of magical instructions and practice, based on the Quabalah, Lamech received from Abraham. Both Eliphas Levi and Bulwer Lytton have based part of their works on this important text" [Schors, Catalogue Nr. 123, Nr. 214]. Zu Mathers vgl. Frick (Die Erleuchteten) S. 404 u. 412, Bonin S. 327, Drury S. 395 ff., Roberts S 374, Miers S.409, zu Abraham (Ben Simeon) von Worms (auch Abra-Melin) siehe Biedermann S. 19, Bonin S. 5, Miers S. 22, Drury (hier Abraham der Jude) S. 11, ausführlich bei Frick (Die Erleuchteten) S. 332, 403-413, 416, 547, Roberts S.11 ff. Zum Abra-Melin Text siehe Richard Beeken u. Georg Dehm. - Die Ausstattung des Buches ist identisch mit der zwei Jahre zuvor erschienenen Erstausgabe, lediglich das Titelblatt weist auf eine "zweite" Auflage hin. Weiterhin ist die zweite Ausgabe (ich denke immer) ohne die Zeichnung von Mathers Frau Moïna, die sich am Anfang des Bandes befinden sollte (an dieser Stelle kann man davon ausgehen, das Mathers diese bewusst aus allen Bänden entfernt hat, wie auch bei großen Teilen der ersten Ausgabe [die Zeichnung hat der Thematik oder dem Zeitgeist wohl nicht wirklich entsprochen]. - Vollständiger Titel: The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage, as delivered by Abraham the Jew unto His Son Lamech, A.D.1458. Translated from the Original Hebrew into French, and now rendered into English from an unique and valuable MS. in Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal at Paris. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek "The Theosophical Society Shanghai, China" [Shanghai Lodge]. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Rücken mit Bibliotheksmarke, Kapitale leicht begriffen. Schnitt gebräunt u. etwas stockfleckig, seitlich und unten unbeschnitten. Das erste (w) Blatt und das Titelblatt mit kleinem dezentem chinesischem Stempel. Das erste (w) Blatt verso und das Nachsatzpapier gestempelt mit "COLLEGTTAN [.] FRATERNIT HERMETICA" (ein Stempel mit Rosenkreuz-Motiv) [Innerhalb der TG gehörte das Buch ursprünglich "Heinrich Tränkers" Mann in Shanghai: Franz Joseph Kafka (Br. Renatus) [Zu Kafka siehe: Volker Lechler "Heinrich Tränker als Theosoph, Rosenkreuzer und Pansoph (unter Berücksichtigung seiner Stellung im O.T.O und seines okkulten Umfeldes)", S. 437 ff.]. Buchspiegel, erstes (w) Bl. u. Titelblatt leimschattig und etwas fleckig/stockfleckig. Der seitliche und untere Schnitt etwas stockfleckig und unbeschnitten. Trotz kleiner Mängel ein gutes und charmantes Exemplar des äußerst seltenen Werkes. - Beiliegend (zwischen den Seiten) ein doppelter Durchschlag eines kurzen Briefes von Kafka, ein kl. Zettel mit einem handgezeichnetem Sigill in Blei, und mehrere kl. Zettel mit handgez. magischen Quadraten. Sprache : en

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        Kandyan girl lying on a carpet.

      ca. 1900. Original photograph, albumen print, 21 x 27,2 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:ceylon/india/colombo/photo

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        Harbour (Cavonpore?).

      ca. 1900. Original photograph, albumen print, 23,3 x 29,5 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:india/photo

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        Jaipur City Palace.

      ca. 1900. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,3 x 207,6 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:india/jaipur/photo

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        Collected Works.] Warwick Edition.

      Boston: Dana Estes & Co., [c. 1900] - 32 volumes, octavo. Bound in green half morocco, titles and one-line rules gilt, raised bands, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some slight wear to corners, otherwise a handsomely bound set in very good condition. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. The Warwick edition, number 201 of 1000 copies only. The latest and most handsome of no fewer than 25 multi-volume collections of Bulwer's complete novels issued in Britain and America between 1875 and 1900. One of the most prolific and successful Victorian authors, Bulmer was outsold only by Dickens, and only Dickens was more widely translated. He it was who persuaded Dickens to alter the denouement of Great Expectations, Dickens having earlier profited from his friendly rival by borrowing the ending of his French Revolutionary novel Zanoni for his Tale of Two Cities. Bulwer's coinage of the term "vril" in his dystopian satire, The Coming Race, one of the earliest English examples of science fiction, lives on in the name of the famous beef extract product Bovril (a composite of "bovine" and "vril"), and his line "The pen is mightier than the sword" has forever embedded itself in the language.

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        Musée centennal de la classe 87. Arts chimiques et Pharmacie (Matériel, procédés et produits), à l'Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900 à Paris

      8 et 242 pages, 17 planches Paris, 1900, in-8, 8 et 242 pages, 17 planches, demi-chagrin brun, dos orné (Reliure de l'époque), Étude de synthèse sur les chimistes du XIXe siècle et les instruments de laboratoire qu'ils utilisaient. Les grands noms de la chimie française sont classés dans un ordre chronologique de Lavoisier à Alfred Guyot. Pour les plus importants d'entre eux, on trouve à la suite de leur biographie, une liste des "objets exposés", faisant partis originellement de leur laboratoire, et exposés lors de l'exposition universelle de 1900. Quelques figures en noir dans le texte et 17 planches tirées en héliotypie montrent les instruments inventés ou utilisés par Lavoisier, Gay-Lussac, Thenard, Chevreul, Dumas, Perret, Saint-Claire Deville, Pasteur, Schloesing, Moissan, etc. On compte aussi de nombreux portraits de chimistes. Bon exemplaire.

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        Photograph Signed

      np, np 1900 - ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN SIGNED PHOTOS OF WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS. A rare gelatin silver print bust portrait of Yeats as a young man, signed and inscribed by Yeats to U.S. politician and later U.S. secretary of state Bainbridge Colby: "To Mr. Bainbridge Colby with kind regards from WB Yeats March 1904." Inscribed in ink on the flush board mount beneath the photograph. The photograph is undated but likely predates the inscription by a few years: c.1900, when Yeats was in his mid-thirties. On the verso of the photograph mount is written in pencil: "Young Yeats photo by [????] not to be used without Mr. Yeats permission." (We have not been able to determine the identity of the photographer.) Yeats traveled to the U.S. for the first time from November 11, 1903 - March 9, 1904, where he presumably met Bainbridge Colby. Colby (1869-1950) was a young and successful lawyer with many well-known clients (including Mark Twain). By 1904 he had already entered politics, having just concluded a term as a member of the New York State Assembly. He would later ascend to U.S. Secretary of State (1920-1921) under Woodrow Wilson and was a champion of the women's suffrage movement. (It was Colby who issued the proclamation announcing that the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote had been ratified.) Gelatin silver print on original board mount. c.1900. Archivally framed with UV-protected museum glass. Photo including margin with inscription: 8.5x11in. Photo alone: 7x9in. Framed: 14.5x17.5in. Toning to mount, some abrasions to photo. AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY SIGNED PHOTO OF YEATS. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Le rachitisme

      2 vol. , texte : (4), 337 Paris, G. Carré, 1900, in-8, 2 vol. , texte : (4), 337, (1bl)pp. ; atlas : (62)pp, 30pl, broché, PREMIERE EDITION. Rare. 30 planches h.t. dont 6 représentant des enfants rachitiques. Etude clinique, anatomie pathologique, étiologie et pathogénie

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        Ceylon. View of Nuwera Eliya and surroundings

      12 cartes postales Allemange, John and Co, [circa 1900], , 12 cartes postales photographiques à détacher (14x9 cm), exemplaire broché, couverture en papier fort violet imprimé en noir, Petit fascicule de 12 photographies / cartes postales montrant des vue de la ville de Nuwara Eliya et des ses environs durant la période coloniale anglaise : une gare routière, un marché, un lac, un pont, un golf, une rue de ville, diverses routes, etc. Parfait état

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