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        Connecticut State Register and Manual [57-Volume Set]

      Hartford, CT: State of Connecticut, 1900-1996 [missing volumes noted in Description]. First. The following applies to the 57-Volume Set, exceptions will be noted separately:Octavo; G+/no-DJ*; Volumes in this collection printed before 1935 have a maroon spine with gold text, otherwise volumes have blue spines with gold text, after 1960 the Connecticut seal was added to the spine; Boards strong, clean with general shelfwear and edgewear - some volumes have light staining along one or both covers - rubbing at corners and both ends of spine, see attached photographs to view degrees of fading along spine; Textblock generally clean, older volumes darkened by age, occasional underlining, marginalia and other notations by previous owner(s), volumes printed prior to 1920 include full-color fold-out maps at rear of text, all volumes possess some degree of edgewear; pp page count varies by volume.The following volumes possess traits that require notation, see attached photographs to view water damage noted below:Volume 1923 Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Maroon spine with gold text; Boards strong with shelfwear and edgewear, back cover stained with water damage; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise generally clean, front hinge cracked, exposing webbing, boards are sprung, tail quarter of pages 27-30 have been cut from textblock, back free endpaper torn from textblock, back textblock stained from back cover water damage; pp 690.Volume 1940 Octavo; G/no-DJ; Blue spine with blue text; Boards strong with shelfwear and edgewear, covers, especially spine water damaged, spine gilt nearly worn away; Textblock clean, light wave to page, patchy mold along fore and tail edges; pp 527.Volume 1943/1944 Octavo; G/no-DJ; Blue spine with blue text; Boards strong with shelfwear and edgewear, covers, especially spine water damaged, spine and front cover gilt nearly worn away; Textblock clean, light wave to page, patchy mold and water staining along top edge, water staining visible along top edge of last half of textblock; pp 709.Volume 1965 Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Blue spine with blue text; Boards strong with shelfwear and edgewear, covers, especially spine water damaged, spine gilt nearly worn away; Textblock clean, back free endpaper and pastedown slightly soiled; pp 854.The following volumes are not included in the set spanning from 1900-1996: 1901,1902,1904,1906-1909,1912-1915, 1926-1929, 1933-1935,1938,1939,1942,1948,1950,1953,1961-1963,1966,1981,1983-1992*Volumes 1968, 1969, 1980, 1982, 1993-1996 are paperbackPlease see photos for details. Full-priced Rockville.

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        Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-99. A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" among Newly Discovered Lands, and Over an Unknown Sea about the South Pole

      London: William Heinemann, 1900. In good condition.. Octavo, with colour frontispiece and three other coloured plates, 74 plates, and 21 illustrations and maps in the text; original blue cloth, ship image in white on front cover. First UK edition, first issue (with the larger lettering at base of spine); published simultaneously with and today somewhat scarcer than the New York edition, which had a different cover design. Frederick Cook joined the Belgian Antarctic Expedition as surgeon and anthropologist, in which capacity he had served on the Peary Greenland expedition, though he and Peary fell out. The expedition was caught in the ice after crossing the Antarctic circle whereupon 'Cook soon proved the most invaluable of the scientists, devising an antiscorbutic diet and observing some of the curious physical and mental effects caused by the absence of sunlight. He devised a crude form of light therapy to treat what is now commonly known as seasonal affective disorder, alleviating the condition by placing the afflicted crew members before an open fire... the extraordinary services rendered by Frederick Cook, upon whom the survival of the expedition had depended, were fully acknowledged. He received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society of Belgium and a knighthood from the King' (Howgego). Cook was the first to publish, beating the accounts of Gerlache and Lecointe, the expedition leaders, into print. Provenance: Private collection (Australia)

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        London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp. xiv, 498 [2], and 32-page publisher's catalogue. Illustrated with folding coloured map, 3 further maps, 4 plans. Newly bound in full dark green morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.Light and occasional spotting, first gathering washed when bound, exterior unmarked. An attractive copy. Winston Churchill's personal account of the first five months of the Boer War, which includes impressions on the Relief of Ladysmith, and also the story of WSC's capture, and dramatic escape from the Boers. He was captured while a military reporter, but fled his prison camp and travelled almost 300 miles to Portuguese Lourenço Marques in Delagoa Bay, with the assistance of an English mine manager. His escape made him a minor national hero for a time in Britain, though instead of returning home, he rejoined General Buller's army on its march to relieve the British at the Siege of Ladysmith and take Pretoria. He was one of the first British troops through, and in fact, alongside his cousin the Duke of Marlborough, was able to get ahead on horseback to demand and receive the surrender of 52 Boer guards from the prison camp.

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        Behrens, Peter. - "Der Kuss".

      München Magazinpresse-Verlag 1900 - Farbholzschnitt, in 6 Farben, auf hellbraunem Maschinenpapier, 1898/1900. Von Peter Behrens. 19,2 x 15,1 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 28 x 19,5 cm (Blatt). Aus: Die Kunst. Monatshefte für freie und angewandte Kunst (München: Magazinpresse-Verlag 1900), Bd. 2. - Unterhalb typografisch bezeichnet: "P. BEHRENS, MÜNCHEN / ORIGINALHOLZSCHNITT". Im Druckstock unten Monogramm PB. - Kleinere der zwei bekannten Versionen dieses Farbholzschnitts, 1900 als originalgrafische Beilage in dem Münchner Magazin "Die Kunst" erschienen. Die Größere kam 1898 im "Pan" heraus. - Druckgrafisches Hauptwerk des Künstlers und zugleich eine Inkunabel des Jugendstil in Deutschland. - Papier altersbedingt geringfügig gegilbt. In den äußeren Blattkanten oben und unten partiell unmerklich fleckig. Schöner Gesamteindruck. Insgesamt guter Erhaltungszustand. Peter Behrens (1868 Hamburg - 1940 Berlin). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Vertreter des deutschen Jugendstil. 1886-89 Studium an der Kunstschule in Karlsruhe und in Düsseldorf. In München als Maler und Buchsetzer tätig. 1893 Mitbegründer der Münchner Sezession. 1900 Berufung nach Darmstadt. 1903-07 Direktor der Kunstgewerbeschule in Düsseldorf. Ab 1907 Beirat der AEG Berlin. Ab 1922 Professur und Leitung der Meisterschule für Architektur an der Wiener Akademie. 1939 Meisteratelier für Baukunst an der Preußischen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Sprache: Deutsch 2 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        UN BIGLIETTO DELLA LOTTERIA. IL NUMERO 9672 FRRITT=FLACC

      SONZOGNO, MILANO 1900 - ITALIANO Unica traduzione autorizzata dall'A., rilegatura in tutta tela, rossa con titoli d'oro al dorso, parzialmente oscurata, con usura ai bordi ed alle punte, usura e strappi al dorso, pagine con bruniture del tempo e lieve fioritura, arricchito da 40 incisioni , fioritura ai tagli

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        The Divine Comedy. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited, [c.1900] - Octavo (190 x 135). Contemporary Florentine vellum by Giannini over bevelled boards, [hand-illuminated with] pink, green, blue and yellow flourishes and raised gilt enamel to front board, titles to spine and front board in black and red, gold endpapers with leaf design. Ownership inscription in pen to front free endpaper. Some scuffs to rear board, foxing to edges, remarkably clean, fresh contents. An excellent copy. A beautifully bound copy in a fully hand-painted vellum binding by the famous Florentine bindery Giulio Giannini & Figlio (established 1856), which found enduring success in supplying the literary and aesthetic taste of late-Victorian English travellers and expatriates. Longfellow's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy is one of the first complete, and still considered in many respects still the best, English translations of The Divine Comedy. It was first published in 1867.

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        London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp. xiv, 498 [2], and 32-page publisher's catalogue. Illustrated with folding coloured map, 3 further maps, 4 plans. Newly bound in full dark green morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Light and occasional spotting, first gathering washed when bound, exterior unmarked. An attractive copy. Winston Churchill's personal account of the first five months of the Boer War, which includes impressions on the Relief of Ladysmith, and also the story of WSC's capture, and dramatic escape from the Boers. He was captured while a military reporter, but fled his prison camp and travelled almost 300 miles to Portuguese Lourenço Marques in Delagoa Bay, with the assistance of an English mine manager. His escape made him a minor national hero for a time in Britain, though instead of returning home, he rejoined General Buller's army on its march to relieve the British at the Siege of Ladysmith and take Pretoria. He was one of the first British troops through, and in fact, alongside his cousin the Duke of Marlborough, was able to get ahead on horseback to demand and receive the surrender of 52 Boer guards from the prison camp.

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        King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

      , August 2, 1900. August 2, 1900. Manuscript Document Signed, "Vittorio Emanuele", in Italian with a full translation, 1p, on 9" x 13.25" black-bordered paper. In full: "By the grace of God and by the will of the Nation King of Italy, to the President of the Republic of Bolivia, greetings. Dearest and good friend, with the soul grieving with pain, We announce to you that on July 29th of this year, died in Monza, victim of a wicked attack, our most beloved father, His Majesty the King Umberto I. The incomparable virtues of the noble deceased and the friendship that your Republic always shared with him, assure us of your participate in the pain for this immense tragedy that is breaking our heart. As We are called to succeed my beloved father, it is our intention to tie even further the friendly relationship that happily exists between Italy and Bolivia. With such feelings, We pray God that He may keep You under His Patronage, our dearest and good friend... (signed) Victor Emmanuele".Victor Emmanuel III, 1869â€

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        London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria

      London: Longmans, Green, 1900. First edition of Churchill's fourth book and personal record of his impressions during the first five months of the Second Boer War. Octavo, original pictorial cloth, with three folding maps (one printed in color). In very good condition with light rubbing. A sharp example. When the Boer settlers in South Africa rebelled against British authority, Churchill joined with the 21st Lancers and "secured an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post... He had scarcely arrived [in South Africa] before he was involved in a skirmish which found him 'in durance vile': a prisoner of war in Pretoria, unable to talk himself out of prison by claiming to be a reporter, and nearly mad over the lack of action. Typically, he made a daring escape... The true-life adventure story of his successful escapade dominates this book, one of the most gripping in the canon, making this one of his most popular books" (Langworth).

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        London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

      Longmans, London 1900 - pp. xiv, 498, 32 (Longmans booklist). 8 maps & plans (some folding). Some foxing. Original pictorial faun cloth (slightly dulled & two vertical bumps on spine). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Khurastan and Sistan

      Edinburgh Blackwood 1900 - First edition. 8vo., xi, 442pp., frontispiece, 25 plates (1 folding), large folding map original red cloth gilt, bevelled edges, light fade to spine, a fine fresh copy. Sir Charles Edward Yate, (1849–1940), administrator in India and politician, was a member of the Afghan Boundary Commission from 1885 to 1887. The present work follows on from his earlier book on northern Afghanistan in which he gave a description of the territory from Kabul in the east to Herat in the west. The present work carries on the description further west into Persia, describing Khurasan and Sistan in detail, from the Kurd and Turkoman country along the Russian frontier on the north, to the confines of Baluchistan on the Indian border to the south. Wilson p248; Yakushi Y15. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poems. Illustrated and decorated. With an introduction by H. Noel Williams.

      London; New York: George Bell & Sons; The Macmillan Co., 1900 - Octavo. Original beige cloth, spine lettered in black and red. Spine very slightly rolled, small blue mark half way down spine, edges lightly soiled. An excellent copy. Frontispiece with tissue guard, title vignette, 28 plates, illustrations in text, all by Waller. First and limited edition, first impression, one of 75 copies on Japanese vellum. This illustrated edition was published as part of the Endymion Series. From the library of Pickford Robert Waller, English designer and collector. A leading member of the aesthetic movement, Waller designed illustrations for authors including Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Brücke im Hamburger Hafen. Ölgemälde auf Pappe, links unten monogrammiert, verso handschriftlich bezeichnet.

       Bildmaß ca, 30 x 23 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Rahmenmaß ca. 41 x 34,5 cm. Das in dunklen Farben gemalte Bild einer nicht nähere bezeichneten Brücke im Hamburger Hafen von guter Erhaltung, rechts unten mit *C.G. * monogrammiert. Verso auf der Rückwand mit alten handschriftlichen Angaben ( möglicherweise durch den Künstler ) *Nr. 265, 30 x 23, Carlos Grethe, Brücke im Hamburger Hafen *. Das Gemälde von guter Erhaltung, der schöne Rahmen bestoßen und etwas fleckig. Wohl um 1900 gemalt. ( Literatur u.a.: Der Neue Rump: Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon, Seite 156 ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Carlos Grethe, Ölgemälde, Gemälde, Hafen, Elbe, Hamburger Hafen, monogrammiert, signiert, Hamburg, Google

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        Lotusblüthen [Deckel: Lotusblüten]. [1.] Jhg. II,1893 u. [2.] Jhg. II,1894 bis [8.] Jhg. 1900 [= 14 von 16 Bänden]. Ein monatlich erscheinendes Journal enthaltend Originalartikel und ausgewählte Übersetzungen aus der orientalischen Litteratur in Bezug auf die Grundlage der Religon des Ostens und der Theosophie.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Friedrich, 1893-1900. - (1893 II:) 2 Bll., S. [489]-960 / (1894 II:) 2 Bll., S. [459]-933, mit 1 Textfig. / (1895 I:) 2 Bll., S. 1-467 / (1895 II:) 2 Bll., S. [469]-921 / (1896 I:) 2 Bll., S. 1-465 / (1896 II:) 2 Bll., S. [467]-940 / (1897 I:) 2 Bll., S. 1-[308], 1 Bl.; S. 1-16 (Theos. Rundschau); S. [309]-384, 1 Bl., [17]-32 (Theos. Rundschau), S. [385]-464 S., [33]-55 (Theos. Rundschau) / (1897 II:) 2 Bll., S. [465]-523, [57]-80 (Theos. Rundschau), S. [525]-602, [81]-109 (Theos. Rundschau), S. [603]-680, [111]-134 (Theos. Rundschau), S. [681]-913 / (1898 I:) 2 Bll., S. 1-78 , 1-8, [81]-478 S., mit seltenen Textfig. / (1898 II:) 2 Bll., S. [481]-918 / (1899 I:) 2 Bll., S. 1-438 / (1899 II:) 2 Bll., S. [441]-868 / (1900 I:) 2 Bll., S. 1-426, mit Frontispiz u. einer Taf. / (1900 II:) 2 Bll., S. [429]-834, [so kmpl.], 8°, Illus. O-Leinen (alle in gleichfarbigen Einbänden) Es fehlt jew. das 1. Halbjahr vom ersten u. vom zweiten Jhg., um die Reihe zu komplettieren. - Aus dem umfangreichen Inhalt: Charles Johnston: Katha Upanishad; Radscha Yoga u. Tantrika, oder weisse u. schwarze Magie u. Hexerei; Tattwa Bodha; Yoga u. Christentum; Die Symbolik des Altertums u. die okkulte Mathematik; Zitsuzen Ashitsu (Japan): Die buddhistische Religion in Japan; Elementargeister. Nach Mitteilungen von H. P. Blavatsky; Das Evangelium Buddhas; Herbert Coryn: Devachan, oder: Die Himmelswelt; A.B. Kingsford u. E. Maitland: Das Geheimnis vom Satan; "Seelenbräute" u. Vampirismus; Bruchstücke aus den Mysterien; Die goldenen Lehren des Pythagoras vom theosophischen Standpunkte betrachtet; Theosophie in China. Betrachtungen über das Tao-Teh-King; Ein Blick in die Kabala; "Lucifer"; Das Leben u. die Lehren von Paracelsus; Geheimschulen der Magie u. "okkulte Übungen"; Dante Alighieri's "Göttliche Komödie" u. die okkulte Philosophie; Die Symbole der Bibel; Die Lehren des Philippus Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim gen. Paracelsus; Kerning [J.B. Krebs]: Manuskripte für Freimaurer; Michael de Molinos; Der Talmud u. dessen "Geheimlehre"; Kama Rupa oder die formenschaffende Kraft der Seele; Mabel Collins: Lust u. Schmerz; Kerning [J.B. Krebs]: Lichtstrahlen vom Orient; Über die esoterische Bedeutung einiger Stellen aus Goethe's Faust; H. de Neufville: Parsifal vom theosophischen Standpunkte betrachtet; Swami Vivekananda: Karma Yoga; Das Leben im "Jenseits" u. der Verkehr mit den Geistern; Die höhere Alchemie. - Franz Hartmann (1838-1912), Hrsg. u. überwiegender Autor der vorliegenden Reihe, war Arzt, Hochgradfreimaurer, Hauptvertreter der indischen Theosophie in Deutschland, Mitarbeiter von H.P. Blavatsky in Adyar u. Gründer der I.T.V. (Internationalen Theosophischen Verbrüderung). 1900 wurde das Journal nach 99 Ausgaben beendet ("weil die ihnen gestellte Aufgabe erfüllt ist.", S.825). Unter dem Titel "Neue Lotusblüten" wurde es zwischen 1908-1913, bis ein Jahr nach Hartmanns Tod, fortgeführt. - Einbände tlw. leicht berieben u. schwach fleckig; ein Aussengelenk mit kl. Fehlstelle; einige Titel mit kl. Besitzervermerk, andere zusammen mit zwei weiteren Seiten gestempelt "Theosoph. Gesellschaft Zürich"; gelegentliche Anstreichungen u. kl. Marginalien; insgesamt eine schön erhaltene Reihe, wenn auch leider nicht ganz komplett.

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        CINQUECENTO BOZZETTI SCENOGRAFICI. Suddivisi in cinque volumi.

      Calzolari & Ferrario, 1900. In-4 p. (mm. 286x204), 5 astucci edit. in cartonato con applic. al piatto il ritratto del Ferrario (in medaglione). Vi è contenuta una importante raccolta di 500 bozzetti scenografici realizzati da Carlo Ferrario per il Teatro alla Scala e per diversi teatri italiani ed esteri e raffigurati in 500 tavole in eliotipia. La raccolta contiene due tipi di Indici: l'Indice particolare di ciascun volume che riporta i soggetti ed il titolo delle Opere e dei Balli cui si riferiscono - l'Indice alfabetico delle Opere e dei Balli, elencati in ordine cronologico, dal 1856 al 1899. Cfr. Comanducci, p. 229: "Carlo Ferrario (Milano 1833-1907), buon acquarellista e pittore di interni. Prof. di Prospettiva nella R. Accademia di Belle Arti in Milano, a partire dal 1866 fu direttore e scenografo del Teatro alla Scala". Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Ian Hamilton's March - Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.

      Longmans, Green and Co, London. 1900 - First edition. Octavo. pp xiv, 409, [iv] (adverts) + 32-page publishers' catalogue (dated 10/99). Four page Preface by the author. Frontispiece portrait and ten maps and plans, including one extending map at the rear.Cloth a little rubbed and faintly creased at spine. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-99. A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" among Newly Discovered Lands, and Over an Unknown Sea about the South Pole.

      London: William Heinemann. 1900. Octavo, with colour frontispiece and three other coloured plates, 74 plates, and 21 illustrations and maps in the text; original blue cloth, ship image in white on front cover. First UK edition, first issue (with the larger lettering at base of spine); published simultaneously with and today somewhat scarcer than the New York edition, which had a different cover design. Frederick Cook joined the Belgian Antarctic Expedition as surgeon and anthropologist, in which capacity he had served on the Peary Greenland expedition, though he and Peary fell out. The expedition was caught in the ice after crossing the Antarctic circle whereupon 'Cook soon proved the most invaluable of the scientists, devising an antiscorbutic diet and observing some of the curious physical and mental effects caused by the absence of sunlight. He devised a crude form of light therapy to treat what is now commonly known as seasonal affective disorder, alleviating the condition by placing the afflicted crew members before an open fire... the extraordinary services rendered by Frederick Cook, upon whom the survival of the expedition had depended, were fully acknowledged. He received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society of Belgium and a knighthood from the King' (Howgego). Cook was the first to publish, beating the accounts of Gerlache and Lecointe, the expedition leaders, into print. Provenance: Private collection (Australia) In good condition.

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        CINQUECENTO BOZZETTI SCENOGRAFICI. Suddivisi in cinque volumi.

      Milano, Calzolari & Ferrario, s.d. (1900 ca.) In-4 p. (mm. 286x204), 5 astucci edit. in cartonato con applic. al piatto il ritratto del Ferrario (in medaglione). Vi è contenuta una importante raccolta di 500 bozzetti scenografici realizzati da Carlo Ferrario per il Teatro alla Scala e per diversi teatri italiani ed esteri e raffigurati in 500 tavole in eliotipia. La raccolta contiene due tipi di Indici: l'Indice particolare di ciascun volume che riporta i soggetti ed il titolo delle Opere e dei Balli cui si riferiscono - l'Indice alfabetico delle Opere e dei Balli, elencati in ordine cronologico, dal 1856 al 1899. Cfr. Comanducci, p. 229: “Carlo Ferrario (Milano 1833-1907), buon acquarellista e pittore di interni. Prof. di Prospettiva nella R. Accademia di Belle Arti in Milano, a partire dal 1866 fu direttore e scenografo del Teatro alla Scala”. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Schau nur, schau, die Katzenfrau! Ein neues bewegliches Bilderbuch mit hübschen Erzählungen.

      O. O. und Dr., ca. 1900.. Titel und 4 farbig lithograph. Tafeln mit beweglichen Teilen, rückseitig mit Text. Farbig lithograph. Orig.-Karton. 22,5 x 19,5 cm. Nicht im KVK, für bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. - Offensichtlich sehr seltenes und unbekanntes Bilderbuch in der Art Lothar Meggendorfers. - Die Tafeln im einzelnen: I.: Eine Katze im Kleid, Kopf und Notenblatt beweglich. - II.: Hase, ein Ohr und ein Vorderlauf beweglich. - III.: Ein Gans im Frack mit Taktstock, beide Arme beweglich. - IV.: Kinder vor einer Mühle, die Windräder beweglich: der Rücken eines Esels, auf dem ein Mädchen sitzt, beweglich, aber lose. - - - Rücken lädiert, dadurch etwas gelockert. Titelblatt am unteren Falz eingerissen. Einband etwas angestaubt.

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        William Gilbert of Colchester, Physician of London. On the Magnet, Magnetick Bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth; a new Physiology, demonstrated by many arguments & experiments

      Gilbert Club - The Chiswick Press, 1900. in 4° (cm 29,5x20), pp. 16 nn., 246, 2 nn.; leg. coeva m/tela con tit. su tass. al ds., piatti azzurri, vignetta al front., m. testatine e capil. Prima ediz. in inglese della prima opera di fisica sperimentale pubblicata in Inghilterra, tradotta dal latino da Charles Whittingham. Il Gilbert (Colchester 1544 - Londra 1603), laureato in medicina e fisica, si formò a Cambridge e a Oxford. Dopo un periodo di studi in Italia, allora centro del rinnovamento scientifico e tecnico, si stabilì a Londra dove divenne medico di corte. Quest'opera è una trattazione sistematica dei fenomeni fisici che l'A. ha sperimentato con metodo scientifico; spiega le proprietà dell'ago magnetico, la declinazione e l'inclinazione magnetica, l'asse magnetico e le linee di forza di un magnete sferico, a cui viene assimilata la terra, e la possibilità di impiego di queste conoscenze nella navigazione marittima. Edizione limitata a 250 copie su carta a mano Van Gelder di gran spessore, riproduce le mm. xilografie originali anche a p/pag. ed ha 1 tav. rip. Lievi tracce d'uso alla leg. Bello e non comune. 324/34

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        Watercolor album of Australian Flowers

      , 1900. 1900. Hardcover. Very good overall. A charming album by a talented amateur artist. The flora appear to be all Australian and include Sturt Desert Pea, Grevillea, Geraldton Wax, Everlastings, Spider orchids, Wattle, Boronia & Red Gum, amongst others.The two landscapes are painted in the manner of postcards juxtaposed on the page with Australian flora, and decorated around the edge. One view is of a shoreline, with a boat, shed and fence, the other of a church, dirt roads and fencing, but not readily identifiable. Oblong lge 8vo, 10.25 x 7.5", dark green embossed covers with the gilt initials "L.R." stamped on front. There are 22 watercolor flowers, 2 views & 1 butterfly on 66 pages; the last half of the album is largely blank. The thick art paper pages are of a variety of colors. Paper color varies between cream, tan, pale green & blue-gray. The paintings themselves are very delicate with some in a slightly less finished state.End papers tanned but the paintings are in very good condition. Little rubbed at extremities, otherwise bright and clean.

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        Ian Hamilton's March

      New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First U.S. edition, only printing. Hardcover. Here is a superior copy for collectors of the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fifth book. Ian Hamilton's March is the second and last of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. The U.S. first edition saw only a single printing. The number sold is unclear, but seems to be fewer than 1,500. This American edition is thus considerably scarcer than the British first edition, of which more than 5,000 first printing copies were issued. Like the U.S. first edition of Ladysmith, the U.S. first edition of Ian Hamilton's March is bound in pebble grain red buckram which proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. This copy is a noteworthy exception in near fine condition. The red cloth binding remains square, tight, and atypically clean and bright, with both the red cloth and gilt retaining vivid hues with no fading or toning to the spine. We note only light wear to the spine ends and corners and a trivial amount of the usual scuffing to the pebble grain cloth. Likewise, the contents are notably bright. We find no spotting. We note no appreciable age-toning. Even the fore and bottom edges remain clean and the top edge gilt quite bright. The frontispiece, tissue guard, and all maps and plans remain present and pristine. The sole previous ownership mark is a tiny, .75 inch (2.5 cm) oval sticker of a Portland, Oregon bookseller affixed to the lower rear endpaper verso. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted in South Africa between the descendants of Dutch settlers and the British. As an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, Churchill swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter - on 18 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first Boer War book, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, contained 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 and was published in England in mid-May. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, comprising 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Churchill arrived on 20 July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, capitalizing on his war status and winning his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election." The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held and from which he had famously escaped. The title takes its name from General Sir Ian Hamilton's campaign from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Churchill would maintain a life-long friendship with Hamilton, who would be involved in the Gallipoli landings and to whom Churchill would sell his first country home. Published on 26 November 1900, the U.S. first edition was thus available for sale when Churchill arrived in New York on 8 December 1900 for his first North American lecture tour. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.2, Woods/ICS A5(ca), Langworth p.61.

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        ANTE LA OPINIÓN Y ANTE LA HISTORIA. EL ALMIRANTE MONTOJO.

      Librería de Fernando Fe, Madrid 1900 - Conserva las cubiertas originales. XX + 483 págs. Dedicatoria de Patricio Montojo fechada en 1903. Plano de la bahía de Manila y croquis del combate naval de Cavite. Fotografías de Patricio Montojo y George Dewey. Fotografías del crucero Reina Cristina y del Olympia. Papel algo tostado - como corresponde a la fecha de impresión - y cortes sin guillotinar. Las puntas del papel de la portada han sido cuidadosamente injertadas. Encuadernado en plena piel de cabra. Patricio Montojo y Pasarón (1839 - 1917), almirante de la Marina española, miembro de una de las más importantes sagas de marinos de los siglos XIX y XX, se hizo célebre por su participación en la batalla de Cavite en 1898, decisiva en la guerra hispano-estadounidense. Las fuerzas navales estadounidenses, bajo las órdenes de George Dewey, vencieron a la Flota Española del Pacífico en la bahía de Manila. Montojo, para contrarrestar el poco alcance de los cañones de los buques españoles, ordenó sacar del agua algunas naves y llenar sus cañones de metralla para conseguir así multiplicar el efecto de los disparos, y ante la inminencia del fracaso en la batalla, mandó quemar y hundir el resto de las naves para impedir que fueran tomadas por los americanos. En septiembre de 1898, Montojo fue relevado de sus deberes y se le ordenó comparecer ante un Tribunal Militar. En marzo de 1899 fue juzgado y encarcelado y, a pesar de ser posteriormente absuelto, fue dado de baja de la Fuerza Naval Española. Carlos Peñaranda y Escudero nació en Sevilla en 1849 y murió en Madrid en 1908. En Filipinas, ejerciendo altos cargos administrativos, residió en dos etapas: alrededor de 1887, cuando fundó el diario liberal La Opinión, y de 1891 a 1898. Se le otorgó la Cruz roja del Mérito Militar tras la toma de Silang (1897). En Manila publicó los libros Prosa, Más Prosa, Poesías Selectas y Por la Patria. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Croix Illustrée (Années 1901 et 1902 Complètes) Du N°1 du 24 décembre 1900 1ère année au n° 104 du 21 décembre 1902 2e année

      1 vol. in-folio reliure demi-toile noire, La Croix Illustrée, Rue Bayard, 1901-1902, 421 pp., 3 ff., 417 pp. Bon exemplaire en bon état (rel. lég. frottée, très bon état par ailleurs), réunissant les 2 premières années et les 104 premiers numéros du journal hebdomadaire "La Croix illustrée" Français

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        Index to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean. a Handbook to the Chart on the Walls of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History

      Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu 1900 - 172pp. + 24ff. maps. A complete listing of all islands, archipelagos, atolls, including the tiniest islands. With 24 maps, and an index map on the back cover. Library bound in gilt-titled blue cloth, with the original blue printed wrappers bound in. The front wrapper is detached. The title page has a scrape, intended to hide the owner's signature, which obscures part of the title. Otherwise a fine copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice. A Novel.

      London; Gresham Publishing Co. [1900]. 8vo. Original straight grained burgundy leather-backed brown cloth boards, single line vertical rule to sides in gilt, strikingly decorated and lettered to an Art Nouveau design in gilt to flat spine, plain top edge, grey endpapers; pp. xxi + [iii] + 392; with title in red and black, a frontispiece, and 5 other plates after engravings by Hammond on coated paper; a very handsome copy with rubbing to spine extremities and joints and slight dulling to spine gilt, internally crisp and clean throughout, without inscription; rather scarce in this binding. First edition illustrated by Hammond, presented in the superior de luxe publisher's leather with very pleasing Art Nouveau detailing; issued simultaneously in decorated dark blue cloth. Many of the casings of Hammond's books were designed by A.A. Turbayne and Talwin Morris (leading designers of their day) and this binding might be one of that number. Certainly this is one of the most handsome bound editions of the country's favourite novel. Christiana Mary Demain Hammond (1860-1900) was one of the most productive book illustrators of the 1890s. She was of lower middle class stock, born in Camberwell, London, however quite remarkably she and her two siblings all went on to distinguish themselves as successful artists. She trained at Lambeth School of Art and exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, both in 1866. Supporting herself as a jobbing artist and illustrator she never married, finding regular and lucrative work illustrating for various magazines of the day including Pall Mall Magazine, Quiver, and The Idler. Hammond was unusual, as a woman illustrator in a predominantly male-dominated industry. She followed a trend by embracing the popular 'Regency' or 'Cranford' style alongside Hugh Thomson and the prolific brothers Charles and Henry Brock, although she had no contact with them. This idiom dictated that period details were closely preserved with regard to dress, interiors, and manners however this did not preclude sharp and confident characterisation of the protagonists. Hammond's main focus is on small nuances of facial expression and gesture as she varies posture and expression to highlight the individuality of the characters. All of this made her the perfect illustrator for Austen. Indeed she is probably best known for her versions of Sense and Sensibility and Emma, which were both published in 1898, and her edition of Thackeray's Vanity Fair (also 1898), which is considered her finest work. Tragically she died suddenly, and unexpectedly, in her studio in 1900, when only 40 years of age, in the same year this book was published.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Hand Tinted Photograph [Tintype]

      1900. Full plate tintype photograph (7 1/4" X 10") of William and (his wife) Susannah Carney, the Sergeant wearing his Medal of Honor. Scratched on the back: "Sgt. Wm. Carney, 54th Mass. Vols. 1900" (the date might be 1901). Left side corners clipped, flaking of the emulsion around, and to, his right leg and shoes, surface craquelure, the tin wavy, else very good condition, the image fantastic. Rare. The Emancipation Proclamation (Jan. 1, 1863) officially authorized recruiting black soldiers for the first time in the Civil War, so in March, William Harvey Carney joined the, all black, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, commanded by 26 year-old Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Because of Carney's education and leadership skills (he had studied to be a Preacher) he quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant. In July, the 54th Massachusetts was sent to James Island, South Carolina, where, on July 18, Shaw offered to lead the charge against Fort Wagner (the attack on Fort Wagner was depicted in the film Glory). During the battle Shaw and his flag bearer were pinned down beneath the parapet of the fort. Trying to rally his men forward, Shaw and the flag bearer fell, both mortally wounded. In that moment, Carney became both sides of his African-American hyphen. He seized the colors, prevented the flag from touching the ground, struggled up the parapet and, though wounded in the legs, chest, and arm, planted the colors at the top of the rampart. Despite his wounds and the heavy gunfire around him, Carney was able to keep the flag aloft, though he, and the rest of the 54th Massachusetts, remained pinned down until reinforcements arrived and the shredded unit was able to withdraw. Struggling back to Union lines while still carrying the colors, Carney collapsed saying: "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground." He spent the next 11 months recuperating, but was never fit again, and because of his wounds, he received an honorable disability discharge in June, 1864. Carney's Medal of Honor citation reads: "When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded." Most Civil War Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded decades after the action, and some African-Americans received theirs before Carney, but his was for the earliest battle and he is unanimously acclaimed (Google away) as, "the first African-American Medal of Honor winner." The National Archives puts it plainly: "Sergeant William Carney of New Bedford, MA, became the first African-American awarded the Medal of Honor for most distinguished gallantry in action…" And Historynet states it just as clearly: "William H. Carney, transcended good to become great, and was the first black U. S. soldier to earn the Medal of Honor.".

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        Reise-Erinnerungen [cover title]

      V.p. in Europe, chiefly Germany, France, Switzerland & Italy, 1900. 92 vintage albumen and gelatin silver prints, many hand-colored, mounted to album leaves, photos measure from approximately 6-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches to 10-1/2 x 8 inches. 4to. Full contemporary padded morocco, with brass clasp, a.e.g. Fine. 92 vintage albumen and gelatin silver prints, many hand-colored, mounted to album leaves, photos measure from approximately 6-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches to 10-1/2 x 8 inches. 4to. Album of professional photographs of European travel destinations, including the Midi, Monte Carlo, Stockholm, Brussels, London, Capri, Innsbruck, Jena, Paris, Venice and St. Moritz. Many of the images are hand-colored; a few of the photographers are named, including C. Hertel, Sommer (Naples) and C. Naya (Venice). The front cover title translates to "Memories of Travel"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Das Testament eines Excentrischen.

      Wien (Hartleben), 1900. - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Gr. 8°. 480 S. mit 81 Illustrationen. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und Farbschnitt. ungewöhnlich schönes Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 75 + 76. dt. EA. Prachtausgabe. Fromm 26376. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin (Alexander Zimmeck)]
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        Holy Bible

      Boston: R.H. Hinkley and Company, 1900. Full leather. Very good. Boston: R.H. Hinkley and Company, 1900s. Full leather. Fourteen volumes. Octavo. The Holy Bible (Merrymount Bible). Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. Illustrated with plates after famous artists designed and electrotyped by D.B Updike at the Merrynount Press. In a publisher's binding of full tan pigskin, the spine titles and panels ornaments embossed in darker brown, top edge gilt. A handsome set.

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        Portrait of the Artist William Fletcher Thomas.

      [c.1900] Pen, ink & blue pencil on card, inscribed: 'W. F. Thomas F.O.S. Tom Downey'. With a pen & ink illustration of a woman crossed through in blue pencil on verso; a few spots. Tipped on to sl. larger piece of card. 24 x 16cm.The image depicts Thomas finishing a large drawing of Ally Sloper which he holds in his left hand. He is surrounded by sporting paraphernalia and carries a golf bag on his back. First published by Gilbert Dalziel in 1884 Ally Sloper's Half Holiday became the first weekly comic magazine to be based on a single character, with images by the cartoonist William Giles Baxter. William Fletcher Thomas took the position as the principal artist for Ally Sloper after Baxter's death in 1888. Tom Downey was an artist and contributor to Ally Sloper's Half Holiday. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        TRES GRAND DESSIN 1900 D'APRES JEROME BOSCH AUTHENTIQUE DESSIN !!!

      - TRES GRAND DESSIN 1900 D'APRES JEROME BOSCH AUTHENTIQUE DESSIN !!!

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        [20-teiliges Konvolut mit Drucksachen u. Briefdurchschlägen, 1 Festschrift].

      Festschrift 1900; ansonsten 1933 - 1969 8° - 4°, Tlw. geh., Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. knittrig. Festschrift: Umschlag fleckig, tlw. gebräunt u. m. hälftigem Rückenverlust; Papier gebräunt; innen gutes Ex. Enth.: 1.: Wilhelm Tobler-Meyer (Hg.): Geschichte der fünfundsechzig Schilde der Schildnerschaft zum Schneggen seit 1559 [...] Eingeleitet durch eine kurze Nachricht über die Anfänge der Schildnerschaft von Heinrich Zeller-Werdmüller. [Deckeltitel: Festschrift zur Feier des 500-jährigen Bestandes der Gesellschaft der Schildner zum Schneggen] (Zürich. Berichthaus 1900; 4°. 289 S.; Brosch. m. OU); 2.: Verzeichnis der Herren Schildner zum Schneggen bei dem grossen Botte am 15. Nov. 1900; 3.: Donatoren-Tafel. Silberschatz am Grossen Bott 1933; 4.: Brief an N. N. betreffend Aufnahme als Mitschildner (datiert 14. Januar 1938); 5.: Einladung zum Ausserordentlichen Bott vom 2. März 1939; 6.: Brief an N. N. betr. Bott vom 2. März 1939; 7.: Information betr. Anlass an der Landesausstellung (dat. April 1939); 8.: Tischordnung der 600-Jahr-Feier des Eintritts Zürichs in den Bund; 9.: Briefdurchschlag betr. Einladung zu einer Sitzung der Vorsteherschaft vom 23. November 1957; 10.: An das Kollegium der Rechtsherren (dat. 14. Januar 1958; Durchschlag); 11.: Einladung zum Bott vom 15 Januar 1959; 12.: Brief an das Rechenherren-Kollegium (dat. 11. Dezember 1960; hektographiert); 13.: Einladung zum Bott vom 12. Januar 1961; 14.: Verzeichnis der Herren Schildner und Stubenhitzer zum Schneggen am Grossen Bott vom 9. März 1961; 15.: Einladung zu einer Sitzung der Vorsteherschaft vom 2. September 1961(Durchschlag); 16.: Frage an die Rechenherren betr. den Samstagkaffee (dat. Anfang Mai 1963); 17.: [(wohl) Mitgliederverzeichnis 1963]; 18.: Verzeichnis der Herren Schildner und Stubenhitzer zum Schneggen am Grossen Bott vom 13. März 1965; 19.: Menu zum Grossen Bott vom 13. März 1965; 20.: Brief an N. N. betr. Schildübergabe (dat. 28. Februar 1969). - «Die Gesellschaft der Schildner zum Schneggen ist eine um 1380 gegründete und noch heute bestehende Stubengesellschaft in der Stadt Zürich in der Schweiz» (Wikipedia). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Helvetica - Zürich

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        THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON (7 Volumes)

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1900. First Edition, Limited. Full Leather. Fine binding. Signed. The First Edition, large paper edition, limited to 200 numbered copies of which this is #165. Signed by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. A handsome set in 3/4 tan levant, double ruled and lettered in gilt. With three engraved portraits. Higginson, a New England abolitionist, served in the Civil War as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized black regiment; one of the portraits shows in his regimental uniform. Fine binding.

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        Jack in the Pulpit Preaches To-day.

      - N.d., circa 1900. 13 leaves of card stock onto which the once popular poem by Clara Smith was written by hand in a calligraphic script and watercolor decoration ornaments four leaves in addition to the front cover. The artist signed the watercolors with BAMcLeod. While the sweet, doggerilish verse may not suit modern tastes -- it is bound to be viewed with the same condescension as the Joyce Kilmer poem, "Trees" -- it did inspire commercial book illustrators, and this manuscript version more than holds its own with published versions, and the warmth of the watercolors, unmediated by a printing press, immeasurably enhances the visual pleasure these vignettes of the natural world are bound to impart. While we know nothing of BA McLeod, strangely the comparative anonymity of the artist adds an element of interest and mystery to this as a document. The production is bound amateurishly, but firmly, with a strip of parchment, and holes were punched into the bound margin presumably to allow the book to be housed in a looseleaf binder. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Monterey County Cattle Association Broadside

      Salinas Index Print, N.D. Salinas Index Print. N.D.. Broadside. Linen broadside with black text and depicts 51 cattle brands. Broadside measures 10" x 11 ¾" and is in very good condition. At one time folded twice, light soiling on verso marks where folded; three out of the four sides have minor fraying; bottom left quarter of broadside has light foxing or soiling; corners have light foxing. Broadside reads: "$200 Reward! The above reward will be paid for such information as will to the conviction of any person or persons guilty of stealing stock belonging to any of the following named members of the Monterey County Cattle Association." Underneath that statement are names of association members with their brand illustrated next to name. It was printed by Salinas Index Print, which could be related to the Salinas Weekly Index newspaper, circa 1900. The financial base in the Salinas Valley of California was, and still is, agriculture, and "mixed grain farming and stock raising prevailed in the ranches of southern Monterey County" in the late 19th century (Monterey County Historical Society). Fifty-four names of stock-raisers are printed the broadside, some prominent names of early cattle ranching families and businessmen included are Bardin, Carr, Graves and Abbott. J. D. Carr, W. B. Ford and H. Corey were recorded by the California State Board of Agricultural to have participated in the Monterey County Fair Association (1878). Not only are broadsides rarely made of linen, this piece also contains illustrated brands and documents cattle rustling in California. An unusual and handsome find. The long legacy of farming and ranching associated with Monterey County makes this broadside a valuable piece of California history. .

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        Anti Horse Thief Association Photograph

      Springfield, MO: Duncan Studio. Photograph of the Anti Horse Thief Association mounted on gray cardboard. Photograph measures 8" x 10", not including mount, and is in very good condition. Photo has minor chipping to bottom right corner, light ink markings on left edge. Image is quite detailed and clear. Dated between 1900 and 1910. The photograph was published by A.B. Duncan of Duncan Studio in Springfield, Missouri. This image depicts the Nichols Sub Order, No. 300, of the Anti Horse Thief Association gathered together in the Public Square of Springfield, Missouri. Some buildings are clearly signed such as Weaver Shoes, Nathan Clothing Co and Ozark Land Co. which help to identify the location. When this scene was photographed the popular forms of transportation were carriages and horses, with only one automobile depicted. The form of transportation and the number of stars on the American flag (45) help to distinguish a date for the photo. The men of the Anti Horse Thief Association are almost all on horseback, many having a badge or ribbon pinned to their jackets and most staring at the camera. The Anti Horse Thief Association was organized in Clark County, Missouri in 1854; its principle goal was the protection of property, especially horses, at a time when horses were frequently stolen by thieves. The Anti Horse Thief Association was not a vigilante group, preferring to catch the criminals and hand them over to the court system. The Association quickly grew and in 1916 had over forty thousand members in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, and South Dakota. The emblem of the Association, the horseshoe, represents Humanity, Charity and Justice. A great photograph of a respected league of crime fighters. .

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        Nana; L'Assommoir; Pot-Bouille; La Terre; Germinal; La Curée.

      Philadelphia: Printed for subscribers only by George Barrie & Son,, [c.1900]. 6 works in 12 volumes, octavo (220 x 145 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary purple crushed morocco, gilt decorated spines, gilt foliate panels to front and rear covers with pink and white morocco onlaid flowers, red and purple crushed morocco doublures with concentric gilt rules, purple moire silk free endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. 144 etched plates with captioned tissue guards. Spines sunned to brown, extremities slightly rubbed. An excellent set, handsomely bound. Deluxe limited edition, number 8 of 1,000 copies on Japanese vellum. These unexpurgated English translations of six of Zola's more controversial novels were made for the Lutetian Society of London by Ernest Dowson, Havelock Ellis, Arthur Symons, Victor Plarr, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos, and Percy Pinkerton, and originally published between 1894 and 1895. A preface by Zola himself can be found in L'Assommoir, volume 1.

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        Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South

      Boston: The Colored Co-Operative Publishing Co.; First Edition (1900). 402 pages. 6 B/W plates. NearFine cloth, no dj. Illustrated in Yellow and Red. No Wear. Clean Unmarked throughout. Excellent binding and lettering. 7.9x5.1x1.25.  be22989.

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