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      ALDIN, CECIL. (ALDIN,CECIL)illus. A SPORTING GARLAND. London: Sands, no date, circa 1900. Oblong folio (15x10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers lightly rubbed and tips worn else fine. The text for children is in verse in large type and deals with outdoor sports. Divided into 3 sections, each has a pictorial half-title, frontis and many fabulous, bold full page color illustrations by Aldin. Each page of text also has a color illustration. Printed on heavy coated paper, this is a stunning book.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Italie. - Album photographique. - Reise-Erinnerungen. Souvenir d?un voyage vers l?Italie.

      s. d. (vers 1900), - in-folio, oblong, 87 p. avec au total 143 photographies (dont 40 grands formats), ex-libris ms. ?Familie Joss-Heller, Gladbachstr. 6, Zürich 6?, reliure en demi-cuir aux coins, frottée, titre en or sur 1er plat. L?album a été composé avec des tirages de photographes suisses et italiens. Il débute avec des photographies grand format de Göschenen, Airolo et Lugano (2x) (Editions Schroeder & Cie Zürich / Photoglob). La ville de Milan est représentée par 2 photographies en petit format de monuments, et une d?art en grand format (Ed. Brogi). Suivent 4 prises de vue de la ville de Verona (dont 2 en grand format). Des 13 photographies de la ville de Venise, 2 sont des grands formats et 4 sont des photographies d?art (sculptures). Le voyage se poursuit à Florence (60 photographies d?Alinari, société de photographie fondée en 1852 (!) qui se spécialisa dans les reproductions d?art) avec nombreux sujets d?oeuvres d?art. Les 48 images de Rome (toujours d?Alinari) contiennent 20 grands formats dont 2 belles prises de vue de St-Pierre (Vatican) et 2 du Colisée (les autres sont des photographies d?art). Des 11 photographies de Pise, 4 sont des grands formats dont 2, naturellement, représentent la Tour penchée. Par la suite, on trouve 3 gr. for. de Gênes (port et ville), 3 de Turin (Ed. Brogi) et 1 avec une sculpture de la Villa Carlotta sur le lac de Côme. L?album est complété par une autre image de Rome et 4 cartes postales du Salon de Paris (1905-1906). La dernière page devait contenir une composition florale qui s?est détachée.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Paolo & Francesca. A Tragedy In Four Acts By Stephen Phillips

      London And New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1900. 0. Extremely rare binding executed by Miss M. Marshall and Edith J. Gedye (with their collaborative monogram on rear dentelle, "M. & G. 1903"). Tan calf with elaborate repeating gilt trefoil pattern (3 leaf clovers). Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt title and publication date. All page edges bright gilt. Inner gilt ruled dentelles. Recto of rear board with gilt monogram: "M. & G. 1903." 7.5" x 4.5" x 0.5" (19cm x 11.5cm x 1.2cm). Third edition. 8vo. pp.120 . Grey endpapers. Clean English text throughout. Colophon to verso of title-page: "Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. London & Edinburgh". ** "Miss Marshall was a binder at 5 Bloomsbury Square where Sangorski and Sutcliffe had their first bindery in the early 1900's and worked collaboratively with Edith J. Gedye early on in their careers. They exhibited their bindings in 1903 and 1906 at A & CES Exhibitions and were active selling their work through 1907 (see Tidcombe, Women Bookbinders 1880-1920) . As well, Gedye went on to produce excellent quality bindings up to 1920. The binding here represents an early collaboration of these two fine women binders". .

      [Bookseller: Beckham Books Ltd]
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      Paris Librairie Ollendorf 1900, In - folio relié demi vélin blanc à coins, dos orné de 4 Pierrot en p²antomines, tête dorée, couverture conservée. Non paginé. Illustré d'aquarelles de Louis MORIN. Exemplaire du tirage spécial à 20 exemplaires réservés pour les XX (Société de Bibliophiles) sur papier des Manufactures Impériales du Japon avec suite sur Chine et Japon. Exemplaire N° 20 signé de Jérome DOUCET. Trés bel exemplaire.

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      Boston: L. C. Page & Company [Incorporated],. 1900. original pictorial olive green cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed.. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, light foxing to. endpapers, a very good copy. All early printings in original format. are uncommon. (#151764). First U.S. edition. Page's issue (made up from English sheets) was possibly preceded by an undated issue (also made up from English sheets) with the imprint "James Bowden ... New York: M. F. Mansfield" on the title page. Woman receives telepathic communication from dead husband as to location of hidden family fortune. Rather weak mystery with supernatural elements by the author of a much better horror novel, THE BEETLE (1897). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1113. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 283. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 354. Bleiler (1978), p. 134. Reginald 09702. Not in Hubin (1994). Wolff 4566.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Cruise of the Esquimaux, Steam Whaler, To Davis Straits and Baffin Bay, April-October 1899

      Published by The Liverpool Printing and Stationery Co. Ltd., Liverpool 1900. 1900. Hard back binding in publisher's original sage green cloth covers, gilt lettering to the upper panel. 8vo 8½'' x 6'' 96 pp. Fold-out map and 28 monochrome photographic illustrations throughout. Hint of foxing to page edges and in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Ian Hamilton's March

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1900. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, first printing, first issue of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. 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. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". This British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later. This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. The binding remains tight with none of the hinge fraying that we commonly see, and only slight wear, confined to extremities. The spine is a little dulled and soiled, but, as with the binding as a whole, better than we normally find. The contents remain quite bright with a crisp feel. All maps and plans are intact, as is the original frontispiece and tissue guard, as well as the original black endpapers. Light spotting appears confined to the prelims and page edges. A tiny Hawick bookseller sticker is affixed to the lower front pastedown. Previous ownership marks are otherwise confined to the front free endpaper verso and the facing recto as follows: a pencil name, address, and date of "10th Oct 1900" (notably, the day of publication), a different name and Hawick address (same city as the bookseller sticker), and finally a more recent owner bookplate. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p. o. d. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. To a colleague, commenting on one of his articles which he does not seem to value much: "Mon cher confrère: Je ne savais par que l'article sur le drame venait de paraître dans le 'Cornhillmagazin'. En tous cas je ne puis pas en disposer avant le mois de Février ou Mars 1900. Il a été cédé pour une année, corps et âme, original et traduction, à la Societé de la 'Library of famous littérature'. Du reste, l'article, fait sur commande et sur un sujet plus ou moins imposé, ne vaut rien, et je l'ai bâclé en quelques heures [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen Kollegen über einen Aufsatz, der ihm offensichtlich nicht zusagen dürfte: "Mon cher confrere: Je ne savais par que l'article sur le drame venait de paraitre dans le 'Cornhillmagazin'. En tous cas je ne puis pas en disposer avant le mois de Fevrier ou Mars 1900. Il a ete cede pour une annee, corps et ame, original et traduction, a la Societe de la 'Library of famous litterature'. Du reste, l'article, fait sur commande et sur un sujet plus ou moins impose, ne vaut rien, et je l'ai bacle en quelques heures [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE PASSION-PLAY AT OBER-AMMERGAU. Edited with a Preface by W.H. Wilkins

      Hutchinson and Co. 1900. . 1st Ed. Sm. thick 8vo. 256pp. Red ruled leaves. Port. frontis. Light browning heavier to first and last few leaves, lacking front f.e.p., original gilt lettered cloth, some marking, spine chipped and faded. US$1320

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
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        LAWS OF LIVINGSTONIA. A Narrative of Missionary Adventure and Achievement

      Hodder and Stoughton N.d. c.[1900]. . 1st Ed. 385pp. Port. frontis., folding map, profusely illus. Edges lightly browned, sl. cloth bleeding to rear pastedown, original gilt lettered cloth, edges heavily faded with sl. waterstain to leading corner of lower board, spine sl. bumped. US$578

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        Through the First Antarctic Night 1898–1899. 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. Original pale blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, lettered and with pictorial block in white on front cover, Spine rolled and lightly sunned. An excellent copy. Coloured frontispiece, 3 other coloured plates, 74 half-tone plates and numerous illustrations to the text. First edition. Cook had previously travelled as surgeon and anthropologist on Peary's second expedition to Greenland - and had fallen out with the leader over his treatment of the Inuit and his subordinates - when he joined the Belgian Antarctic Expedition in a similar capacity. When the expedition became trapped in the ice after crossing the Antarctic Circle, "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" (Howgego). Having previously disagreed with Peary on the subject of publications, Cook pre-empted the official report by publishing an account in the New York Herald in 1899, followed by the present work in 1900. Amundsen, who served on the Expedition as first mate, contributes Appendix V, "The Navigation of the Antarctic Ice-Pack", and further distinguished himself by becoming the first person to ski on Antarctica. Howgego C24; Spence 311.

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        The Masterpieces of George Sand: Amandine Lucille Aurore Dupin, Baroness Dudevant

      Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, [1900] Complete 20-volume set. Translation by George Burnham Ives. 8vo. Half brown calf with compartments and gilt letterng and decorations and tan decorated paper over boards. Various paginations. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece with captioned tissue guards, full-page illustrations with captioned tissue guards, decorative tan endpapers. Very good overall. Bit of occasional edgewear only. A tight, quite handsome custom bound full set of the "Edition de Nohant," with colophon noting the limitation to 1000 numbered sets (this #83) and this set printed for Charles N. Mann (likely the Philadelphia antiquarian and book collector,1840-1912). Though not so marked, this set hails from the library of Adlai E. Stevenson III, Illinois senator, and before him the library of his father, Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65), Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate -- whose wife Ellen Borden (1907-72) likely acquired it, she being the family member who read and collected fine literature and poetry. Uncommon set, nice condition, unusual provenance.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        Bluhende Kakteen (Iconographia Cactacearum), 45 parts, complete, bound in 3 volumes in the original cloth

      Neudamm, Germany: J. Neumann, 1900-1921. First edition.. Small bumps to two outer corners only and a very faint crease to the cloth along the upper edge of volume 2, the lime green cloth is very bright and clean as is the text and all color plates; a tight copy in almost fine condition.. Pp. (xiv), (240), (iv); (xiii), (240), (iv); (vii), (232) with 176 fine chromolithographic plates (4 are double-page), all finished by hand-coloring and based on the original watercolor paintings by Toni Gurke, wife of the author, M. Gurke. Publisher's original lime green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt and with blind-stamped gilt-decorations on the front covers, all original tissue guards present, sm folio (12 3/4 x 10 inches). A comprehensive review of nearly two hundred flowering cactus species. Many cactus species represented are from Central and South America. This is among the rarest of all German cactus books - the superb full page color plates are among the most vivid and brilliant illustrations of cactus ever published. See also Nissen BBI, 1818 and Stafleu and Cowan II.388 (vol. 5). Published on behalf of the German Cactus Society which was founded and chaired by the senior author, Karl Schumann. This work is exceedingly rare and is often found in an incomplete state - the set offered here is complete and in the original publisher's binding. The original binding show no evidence of fading as is often seen in this work. No ownership marks and no signs of use.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Le Sagittaire : Revue complète EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Revue mensuelle d'art et de littérature de N°1 au N°16, 1900. Fine. Revue mensuelle d'art et de littérature de N°1 au N°16, Paris Juin 1900 à Novembre 1901, 14,5x22,5cm, 17 volumes agrafés. - Complete collection of this journal edited by Ernest Raynaud. The first six copies of our series are part of a deluxe edition printed in only 12 ex on Japan for each volume, the following volumes for which the publisher has never pull deluxe on current paper. Our series is full of 8 flying boards inset announced, including 7 portraits. No. 14 (August 1901), is a special issue devoted to the inauguration of the monument to Arthur Rimbaud in Charleville. Key collaborators: Charles Cros, Francis Jammes, Jean Moréas, Charles Morice, Rachilde and Paul Verlaine. Rare together. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Collection complète de cette revue dirigée par Ernest Raynaud. Les six premiers exemplaires de notre série font partie d'une édition de luxe tirée à seulement 12 ex sur Japon pour chacun des volumes, les volumes suivants pour lesquels l'éditeur n'a jamais fait de tirage de luxe sont sur papier courant. Notre série est bien complète des 8 planches volantes hors-texte annoncées, dont 7 portraits. Le n°14 (août 1901), est un numéro spécial consacré à l'inauguration du monument d'Arthur Rimbaud à Charleville. Parmi les principaux collaborateurs : Charles Cros, Francis Jammes, Jean Moréas, Charles Morice, Rachilde et Paul Verlaine. Rarissime ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        >Frühlingsstraße in Garmisch<

      Original- Ölbild auf Holzplatte mit dunklem Profil- Holzrahmen der Zeit, mit Goldeinlage., Um 1900.. Bildgröße 22 x 33; Gesamt- Größe mit Rahmen 40 x 51 cm. Vita: Hans Frahm, geboren 1864 in Schwerin, Schüler von Angelo Quaglio, Landschaftsmaler in München, um 1900, Jahrhundertwende.

      [Bookseller: Galerie-Antiquariat Schlegl]
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        The Works

      London: Richard Garnett, 1900. Leather_bound. Fine. London: Richard Garnett, 1900. Leather_bound. Thirty-two volumes. Thick octavo. The Connoisseur Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens. Limited to one hundred copies which this is number 20. Portrait and coloured illustrations to frontispiece by Kyd, Title include Bleak House, Christmas Stories, A Child's History of England, David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, Dombey and Son, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Pickwick Papers, etc. Bound in three quarter autum leaf lavant a striking reddish-brown calf and separated between marbled boards, spine gilt decorations of flowers with long curving leafy stems, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper, A very beautiful and attractive binding.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        [TOUR EIFFEL] La tour de trois cents mètres Texte et Planches EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Société des imprimeries Lemercier, 1900. Fine. Société des imprimeries Lemercier, Paris 1900, 55x40cm, 2 volumes reliés. - first edition printed 500 copies hors commerce numbered on vellum. Binders half black shagreen with corners, back with five nerves, golden tail date paper boards to the tank, custody and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded heads, binders of the time. Frontispiece of the volume of text, a portrait of Gustave Eiffel protected by winds. It is illustrated with 253 figures in the text and complete well illustrated in Appendix 37 photographs and facsimiles of the signatures of visitors to the tower. The second volume is full of several boards including 54 colors and double page of the special map near Paris showing visible points of the top of the Eiffel Tower and 13 boards in photogravure, usually absent. Rare copy in contemporary binding, comprehensive rare heliogravures. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 500 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés sur vélin. Reliures en demi chagrin noir à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier à la cuve, garde et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées, reliures de l'époque. En frontispice du volume de texte, un portrait de Gustave Eiffel protégé par une serpente. Il est illustré de 253 figures dans le texte et bien complet de l'appendice illustré de 37 photographies ainsi que des fac-similés des signatures des visiteurs de la tour. Le second volume est bien complet des 54 planches dont plusieurs en couleurs et à double page, de la carte spéciale des environs de Paris indiquant les points visibles du haut de la tour Eiffel et des 13 planches en héliogravure, généralement absentes. Précieux exemplaire en reliure de l'époque, complet des rares héliogravures.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Collection of 10 photographs of Tblisi, Georgia and other places in the Caucasus region, made ca. 1900 by a French traveler.

      1900 - A set of 10 original photographs of Georgia and the Caucasus region, showing among others 3 lively street scenes in Tblisi (one showing a Mosque), a photo of a bridge over the Kura river in Tblisi and photos of several places in the Transcaucasus region. All photographs mounted on grey boards. Size of the pictures is 11 x 9 cm, the size of the boards is ca. 18 x 13 cm. Underneath each photograph is a handwritten caption in French. Photographs in fairly good condition, with some occasional wear or soiling, one photograph rather faded, but overall an interesting collection. On the 5 sample photos added to this description you see examples of the most sharp and the most faded pictures. The pictures have the following handwritten captions: ** Une rue a Tiflis, Georgie ** Mosquee Persane, Tiflis Georgie ** Une place publique a Tiflis, Georgie ** Pont sur la Koura, Tiflis ** Vue sur la Koura a Tiflis, Georgie ** Rues a Akhalthisk, Transcaucasie ** Halte a Passanovour, Route militaire de Georgie (today this small place is called Pasanauri) ** Abri de Cosaques dans les montagnes de Morghebo, Route d&#146;albass a Bagdad, Transcaucasie (this photograph rather faded) ** Paysan a Ciernavody, Transcaucasie ** Convent de Novi-Afon, (Abchazia), Caucase, Mer Noire**

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        Armorial et Nobiliaire de l'Ancien Duché de Savoie (Tome IV - 1900)

      Quatrième volume uniquement, livré en fascicules (feuilles sous chemise), bien complet. Grenoble, typographie et Lithographie Allier éditeur, 1900 - 1910. In - folio comprenant VII plus 499 pages. La durée de l'édition dura 80 ans et d'après l'éditeur, seulement 224 exemplaires furent entièrement souscrits. Commencé par Le Cte de Foras, il fut continué par le Cte Mareschal de Luciane, puis le Cte de Viry (pour le Tome V) et enfin le Baron d'Yvoire. Complet en VI volumes, il est annoté que ce dernier volume supplémentaire est resté inachevé. Le tome IV que nous présentons (86 familles) commence à Mestral et se termine à Portier de Maurienne. Exemplaire bien frais.

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        LA LOCOMOTION A TRAVERS L'HISTOIRE ET LES MOEURS par Octave Uzanne, illustrations dans le texte et hors-texte de Eugène Courboin. Nombreuses reproductions d'estampes anciennes.

      Paris, Société d'Editions Littéraires et Artistiques, Librairie Paul Ollendorff, 1900 [impr. Renouard et Chamerot]. - La locomotion à travers l'histoire et les m&#156;urs par Octave Uzanne (1900). Un des rares 10 ex. sur papier Japon format colombier. Exemplaire n°I. Rarissime tirage. Octave UZANNE - Eugène COURBOIN, illustrateur - Léon Rudnicki, illustrateur LA LOCOMOTION A TRAVERS L'HISTOIRE ET LES MOEURS par Octave Uzanne, illustrations dans le texte et hors-texte de Eugène Courboin. Nombreuses reproductions d'estampes anciennes. Paris, Société d'Editions Littéraires et Artistiques, Librairie Paul Ollendorff, 1900 [impr. Renouard et Chamerot]. 1 volume grand in-4 (31 x 22,5 cm) de XX-281-(2) pages. 20 gravures hors-texte sous forme de triptyques aquarellées par Eugène Courboin (volets décorés Art Nouveau par Léon Rudnicki). Reliure moderne bradel plein papier rouge texturé, dos muet, relié sur brochure. Parfait état. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage à 1.570 exemplaires numérotés (1.500 ex. sur vélin teinté ; 60 ex. sur Japon Impérial et 10 ex. sur Japon, format colombier). CELUI-CI, UN DES 10 EXEMPLAIRES SUR JAPON COLOMBIER AVEC UNE SUITE DES 20 HORS-TEXTE SUR CHINE IMPRIMES EN NOIR NON MIS EN COULEURS. Après quelques Propos avant-coureurs ou Documents accumulateurs de ce livre ou encore Essai bibliographique et iconographique (en réalité bibliographie des plus complètes sur le sujet des transports en tous genres depuis l'antiquité jusqu'à la fin du siècle, qui occupe les XX premières pages), on trouve les chapitres suivants : La locomotion dans l'antiquité (origines - Chine - Egypte - Inde - Perse - etc.) - La locomotion à travers l'univers (hier et aujourd'hui) - La locomotion publique, privée et royale, les transports en commun tant au moyen-âge que pendant la Renaissance et jusques à Henri IV (la cavalerie, la chevalerie et l'artillerie - routes et voies de communication) - Carrosses et entrées solennelles (fêtes de gala, cérémonies funèbres, religieuses et militaires, cavalcades, carroussels et coches) - XVIIIe siècle (les chaises à porteurs, les carrosses sous Louis XV (la locomotion sous la révolution, les premières diligences, etc.) - La locomotion depuis la révolution - Les chemins de fer (emploi de la vapeur - les premières locomotives) - Tramways, Automobiles et Cycles (importance de la locomotion parisienne - etc.) - La locomotion à côté (véhicules de divers usages) - La locomotion au XXe siècle (les progrès de l'automobilisme). Compte tenu de la date d'édition de cet ouvrage, l'aviation n'est pas traitée dans ce volume. Il faudra attendre la nouvelle édition de 1911 pour avoir une dernière partie entièrement consacrée à ce sujet. On trouvera difficilement un ouvrage aussi complet et aussi richement et artistiquement illustré sur le sujet. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE DE CE TIRAGE DE TÊTE RARISSIME. EXEMPLAIRE PORTANT LE N°I. (sur X). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Courtiers and favourites of Royalty

      Boston: Frederick J. Quinby and Company, 1900. Full leather. Fine. Boston: Frederick J. Quinby and Company, 1900s. Full leather. Twenty volumes. Octavo. Courtiers and Favourites of Royalty, ( Talleyrand, Madame Du Barri, Richelieu, Empress Josephine, Marmontel, Joseph Fouchè, Madame D' Epinay, Cardinal De Retz, History of Henry IV). The petites maisons edition is limited to one hundred copies and registered sets of which this is copy number one. Each volumes to frontispiece with a full page illustrations and title tissue guard. Handsomely bound by Harcourt binders in full wine wine morocco, gilt decorations to covers and spine foliate leaves motif and onlays of aqua green tulips to corners, five compartments to spine separated between raised banding, top edge gilt, inner cover with gilt decorative leather doublures of wine morocco and a central aqua green morocco compartments. A splendid set.

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        The Writings

      Philadelphia: George Barrie and Sons, 1900. Leather_bound. Fine. Philadelphia: George Barrie and Sons, 1900. Leather_bound. Twenty volumes. Octavo. The Writings of the Masterpieces of George Sand, translated into english by Burnham Ives. Illustrated through-out with coloured and photogravures plates. Bound in three quarter black morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Die Neuzeit. Ausgeführte Entwürfe der neueren Zeit nach Original-Aufnahmen herausgegeben unter künstlerischer Leitung von Frits Drechsler

      n.j. (ca 1900) Leipzig Verlag von Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung - 46 x 33,5 cm - 4 pgs (Verzeichnis der Tafeln) + 100 plates in heliogrphy - original port-folio, original green cloth with stronger cloth for back en corners - traces of use but still nice copy - plates show the work of many architects such as Ernst Ihne, Ludwig Hoffmann, Lossow & Viehweger, Billing & Mallebrein, Curiel & Moser, Otto Rieth, Alfred Messel, Gabriel van Seidl, Theodor Fischer, Heilmann & Littmann, Spalding & Grenander, a.o. - very impressive edition on art nouveau in Germany [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Kansas City, MO: Self published/J.M. Chaney, Jr., Publisher, 1900 An eccentric novel of polar exploration by an improved balloon with flapping wings powered by a gasoline engine. Bleiler; Science Fiction, The Early Years; #405. Bound in dark blue cloth with lettering on the spine in gilt and design on the front and rear covers stamped in blind. A near fine copy of this scarce title.. First edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        From the Cape to Cairo

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1900. First . Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. McCormick, A.D.. 377 pp, profuse ill. Large colored folding map in rear. The first traverse of Africa from North to South. 377 pp., ill. Large colored folding map in rear. Highly regarded and important work of travel, hunting and adventure. Lovely, fine copy in orig. highly deco and cloth covers. Scarce. EXcellent reading, stunning illustrations and an overall great book.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        The Shadowy Waters

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. G + : in good [plus] condition without dust jacket and in clear protective wraps. Corners bumped and minor wear to spine ends. School prize plate to front pastedown. Endpapers browned with some offsetting. Teg. 1900. First Edition. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover. 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 57pp. .

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        Under Arms

      [London]: Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co. Limited, 1900. First edition of the author's first book of verse. 30, [2] pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Red cloth, upper board titled in gilt. Endsheets toned, else fine. Small label of Zeitlin Books. First edition of the author's first book of verse. 30, [2] pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Doughty's first published book of verse, patriotic poems written during the Boer War and published for the benefit of the Soldiers' Widows and Orphans Fund. With a pencilled presentation note from the author on a blank post card (unmailed): "I could only get the book from the other house today, with kindest regards, from C.M.D."

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        The Art of Decorating Dry Goods Windows and Interiors. A Complete Manual of Window Trimming, designed as an Educator in all the Details of the Art, according to the best accepted methods, and illustrating fully every important subject

      Chicago: The Show Window Publishing Company. 1900. First. First edition. Quarto. 319, [5]pp., heavily illustrated. Green cloth titled in silver. Modest dampstain tidemark on upper right corner of all pages not appreciably affecting any text, modest tape repairs on two or three leaves, a horizontal line of cloth on the front board bubbled a little, a good only copy. A rare, early book by Baum, published the same year as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Only the second copy we've seen in 30 years. OCLC locates two copies (Columbia and Yale). .

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        Des Jahres Lauf und seine Kinder Im Frühling, Sommer, Herbst und Winter. Text von Robert Hertwig.

      o. O., o. Vlg., o. J. [um 1900?].. o. Pag. [18 Bll.] OHlwd.. Nicht nachweisbar über KVK oder Wegehaupt. - Restauriert, Läsuren m. Japanpapier geschlossen zum Größtenteil, T. m. Buntstift-Graffitti, Gbrsp., fingerfleckig. - Größtenteils mit Farblithographien illustrierter Text, von Januar bis Dezember.

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        The City of Tagaste

      Roycrofters [1900], East Aurora - 4to. Original publishers three-quarter red-brown crushed morocco, marbled boards and matching endpapers, rebacked with original spine laid down. No 1 of 50 Copies, Specially hand-illumined on Imperial Japan Vellum, signed by the illuminater, Edith Andrews as well as Hubbard and signed by Hubbard with the following epithet: "Art is the expression of man's joy in his work, Fra Elbertus, Oct. 19th, 1901." A fascinating coy, of some note being Copy #1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bookplate Collection, 1900-1950: Original Art, Artist Proofs, Limited Printings, Signed, Universal, Etc

      1900. Bookplate. Very Good. Bookplate collection with over 175 different pieces. Most date between 1900 and the mid-1950s; a few from the 1800s. An excellent starter collection; over half are artist designed (some unidentified, but many by important bookplate artists (Braun-Kirchberg, Broel, Falors, Bayros, Gibson, Hemberger, Klinger, Kovig, Lux, Philip, Rubbert, Shaw, Stern, Sutherland, Streller, Thayer, Toscanini, and Ubbelohde), some original art, many limited printings, several risque and erotic (one of birdman with a huge erect phallus), etc. Generally clean; a few with glue/water stains or thins. A number affixed to remnants of old album pages by a spot or two of what appears to be water-soluble glue. Overall, a very attractive collection.

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        Narraciones. Prólogo de Daniel Collado

      Barcelona (San Martín), Tipografía de Juan Torrents y Coral, 1900. [Biblioteca Científico-Filosófica de "Lumen"]. 4to. menor; XIII-187 pp. y una autotipia del autor con dedicatoria a Quintín López Gómez. Encuadernación de época en media piel. Interesantes narraciones de uno de los redactores de la que muchos consideran la mejor revista espiritista en lengua española. Fundada en 1893 por Quintín López Gómez, en ella se publicaban artículos y noticias sobre la filosofía espiritista, las actividades de la Federación Espiritista Española, del Centro Barcelonés de Estudios Psicológicos y de los congresos internacionales espiritistas, además de narraciones de sus colaboradores Alcides Arguedas, Abdón Sánchez Herrero, Luz Alba, Margarita Gil, Salvador Sellés, y otros.

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        L ART FRANCAIS; Exposition Retrospektive, des Origines a 1800. Französisch.

      Emile Levy., Paris. 1900 - 2° ( 30x40x7 cm ) IV. 140 S. Text mit zahlr. Textabb.100 ganzseitige Heliogravüre, teils 2 farbig. OLeder ( blau) mit goldgepprägter Verzierung auf beiden Deckeln und Rücken, Rücken vom Licht bräunlich verfärbt, 6 Bünden (s. Abb.) 3 stg. Goldschnitt. Innere Deckel mit grauem schillerndem Seidenfutter von floraler Goldkante eingerahmt. Außen und innen sehr guter Zustand. Sehr dekoratives Meisterwerk der Buchbinderei. Dekoratives Exlibris . Sprache: fr

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      Stevengraph Works, Coventry 1900 - A stunning silver & black weave. Image: 10" x 8-1/2". Overall: 11-3/4" x 10". No manufacturer's mount. In the mid-19th C, the town of Coventry, England, was the centre of a ribbon weaving industry. Thomas Stevens, a local weaver, adapted Jacquard looms to weave colourful pictures from silk. By 1862, Stevens could produce four different designs. Business boomed and Stevens acquired two larger factories; by 1875 he was calling his product the "Stevengraph", named after himself. He exhibited internationally in America, France & Holland, winning some 30 medals & diplomas. In 1878 Stevens moved to London and began to mount his Stevengraphs as framed pictures - by the late 1880s Stevens had over 900 different designs. [Wiki].This Stevengraph [by Stevens?] celebrates the 1900 Paris World Fair, depicting the US Pavilion, which was designed by Charles Coolidge. This an unusually large size Stevengraph, much larger than the bookmark format [et al] usually seen. Not in LeVan Baker catalogue, nor found in Godden's work, Stevengraphs and Other Victorian Silk Pictures. Tape (?) discolorations at cloth margins, in one spot [top center] just touching the outer edge of the primary image, otherwise confined to margins.

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        Catálogo Provisional del Museo de Arte Moderno

      Madrid, Imprenta del Colegio Nacional de Sordomudos y de Ciegos, 1900. 4to. menor; 118 pp. Cubiertas originales. Catálogo basado en las notas inéditas de Don Pedro de Madrazo dejó a su muerte.

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        Bookplate Collection, 1900-1950: Original Art, Artist Proofs, Limited Printings, Signed, Universal, Etc

      1900. Bookplate. Very Good. Bookplate collection with over 175 different pieces. Most date between 1900 and the mid-1950s; a few from the 1800s. An excellent starter collection; over half are artist designed (some unidentified, but many by important bookplate artists (Braun-Kirchberg, Broel, Falors, Bayros, Gibson, Hemberger, Klinger, Kovig, Lux, Philip, Rubbert, Shaw, Stern, Sutherland, Streller, Thayer, Toscanini, and Ubbelohde), some original art, many limited printings, several risque and erotic (one of birdman with a huge erect phallus), etc. Generally clean; a few with glue/water stains or thins. A number affixed to remnants of old album pages by a spot or two of what appears to be water-soluble glue. Overall, a very attractive collection.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Oración fúnebre, que por encargo de la Real Academia Española y en las Honras de Miguel de Cervantes y demás ingenios españoles, pronunció en la iglesia de Religiosas Trinitarias de Madrid, el día 23 de Abril de 1900

      Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográfico Sucesores de Rivadeneyra, 1900. 4to. mayor; 26 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        Set of 6 Golf Clubs plus 2 Books from the Estate of Eben Byers (Harper's Official Golf Guide, 1901 / Captain's Dinner to the Champions WPGA 1916, Allegheny Country Club)

      (Pittsburgh): Harper Brothers. 1900s. Hardcover. Near Fine. Set of 6 golf clubs and 2 books from the estate of Eben Byers (1880-1932), the winner of the 1906 US Amateur who died after 4 years of ingesting a radium infused medicine. The golf clubs, 5 mashies (long irons, as they're known today) and one niblick (short iron, with the loft of a modern 9-iron or pitching wedge), with hickory shafts, leather wrapped grips and each stamped with his initials --EMB. One of the clubs is not stamped with a manufacturer's name and is likely from the late 1890's. The other 5 are stamped, and appear to date between 1900 and 1920. Strong shafts. Leather wraps starting to deteriorate. Also includes 2 golf books: 1. Harper's Official Golf Guide, 1901. Hardcover. Spine expertly restored in the style of the original, otherwise Near Fine. With Byers' ownership signature on the first page. -- 2. Souvenir for Captain's Dinner to the Champions WPGA 1916, Allegheny Country Club. Not marked. Byers listed as an attendee and member of the Allegheny Country Club team. Byers was a Pittsburgh-born socialite who was educated in New England. He was runner up in the Amateur in 1902 and 1903, and finally won the championship in 1906 at the now defunct Englewood Golf Club. He is best known for his publicized death from cancer as a result of drinking over 1,000 bottles of Radithor, a concoction of radium diluted in water patented by Harvard dropout and known huckster William Bailey. He is buried in a lead coffin in Pittsburgh, and his death inspired one of the great obituary headlines, 'The Radium Water Worked Fine until His Jaw Came Off.' 6 golf clubs and 2 books from the estate of Eben McBurney Byers. Digital images available upon request.

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        Nus masculins et féminins Etude EDITION ORIGINALE

      S.l.: S.n., 1900. Fine. S.n., S.l. circa 1900, 49x40,5cm, une feuille sous marie-louise encadrée. - Sketches and pen drawings depicting male and female nudes, alone or in pairs. Artist's signature at the bottom of the sheet. The design is embodied in a plain wooden frame. Marcel-Lenoir, pseudonym of Jules Oury (1872-1931) was a French painter. Fascinated by symbolism, he will attend the poet Paul Fort and media Rosicrucians, he discovers at the same time the works of Arnold Böcklin Switzerland, the Englishman Edward Burne-Jones and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Alberto Giacometti was a huge admiration for him and said: "For me, it was at the time the largest ... he had a way of painting by facets that was only him. He made a deep impression on me. " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Croquis et dessins à la plume représentant des nus masculins et féminins, seuls ou en couple. Signature de l'artiste dans le bas de la feuille. Le dessin est consigné dans un cadre en bois brut. Marcel-Lenoir, pseudonyme de Jules Oury (1872-1931) est un peintre français. Passionné par le symbolisme, il fréquentera le poète Paul Fort et les milieux Rose-Croix, il découvre dans le même temps les œuvres du Suisse Arnold Böcklin, de l'Anglais Edward Burne-Jones et de Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.  Alberto Giacometti avait une immense admiration pour lui et disait : « Pour moi, c'était à l'époque le plus grand, ... il avait une manière de peindre par facettes qui n'était qu'à lui. Il faisait sur moi une profonde impression ».

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        Three Books in companion bindings: THE STORY OF BHANAVAR, THE TALE OF CHLOE, SELECTED POEMS

      Westminster: Archibald Constable, 1900. The Story of Bhanavar the Beautiful is the first edition (Collie XXIV). Fine. The Story of Bhanavar the Beautiful is the first edition (Collie XXIV). Three volumes. 12mo. All with half-titles, Beautiful little volumes finely bound in full scarlet crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine in uneven panels with the title running vertically in the central panel and decorations of flowers and vines in the other panels, the covers with fancy frames of trailing vines and cross hatch cornerpieces, densely gilt dentelles.

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      London: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1900. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a collector-worthy copy of the British first edition, first printing, first state of Churchill's third book and only novel. A very young Churchill was exuberant about publication at the time. Even though Savrola was his third published book, it was actually the first book he undertook and the second he completed. He would later make deprecating comments about the book. In his 1930 autobiography he wrote, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it [Savrola]." However, his mixed feelings about his only novel did not keep Churchill from writing a foreword to a new edition in 1956, in which he said: "The preface to the first edition in 1900 submitted the book 'with considerable trepidation to the judgment or the clemency of the public.' The intervening fifty-five years have somewhat dulled though certainly not changed my sentiments on this point." Irrespective of Churchill's feelings about his book, this novel certainly provides an interesting insight into the early perspective and sentiment of the then very young Churchill. The British first edition was issued from American plates, with only 1,500 copies of the first printing published on 12 February 1900. It is bound quite differently from its U.S. counterpart, in green cloth with Churchill's facsimile signature in gilt on the front cover. The British first edition proved less durable than its U.S. counterpart, and is most often seen significantly worn and spotted. There are two states of the first printing, the second state distinguished by a title page cancellans with a blank verso. Here is the British first edition, first printing, first state, a near fine copy considering the inherent fragility of the edition and the significantly flawed condition of most surviving copies. First state is confirmed by an integral title page with the print history on the title page verso. The binding remains notably clean and square ?- a rarity, since nearly every copy we encounter has a forward lean. We note no toning of the green cloth and vivid gilt on both front cover and spine. Slight wear to extremities and a hint of wrinkling to the spine cloth are all trivial for this edition. The contents remain bright with a crisp feel, though the spotting endemic to this edition is present throughout. The original black endpapers are intact. We find a Newcastle upon Tyne bookseller sticker affixed to the lower front pastedown and a single previous ownership name ?- undated but clearly contemporary given the visible age and nature of the ink ?- on the front free endpaper. The lovely binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. Not a perfect copy to be sure, but compellingly good for the edition and quite scarce thus; we seldom encounter better examples. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A3.2.a, Woods/ICS A3(ba.1), Langworth p.41.

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        1900 Almanach.; Compositions de Henri Caruchet

      [No place, no publisher], 1900. 22 leaves, original front double cover bound in. Floral velvet binding by Champs, with floral endpapers, leather spine label, top edge gilt, in fine condition. Matching slipcase with its edges repaired. "Tirage à 30 exemplaires sur japon aquarelles par l'artiste". No. 10 --Ms. note on 1st leaf. Each pastoral scene plate is present in two state, uncolored, and hand colored by the artist. WorldCat locates only one copy.

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