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        Le Rire (1900 full set plus bonus issue)

      Felix Juven, Paris 1900 - Issues 270 (Jan. 6. 1900) - 321 (Dec. 29. 1900) of Le Rire, the famous satirical French magazine, with an extra International Exposition issue (total 53 issues). Bound together in hardcover with marbled covers and endpapers. Featuring illustrations by those of the like of Charles Leandre, Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, Abel Faivre, and other notable artists. Includes numerous pages with colour illustrations. Some fading to the body of the text and scratches and wear to the cover. Otherwise in nice condition and highly collectible. Text in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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        The Sanctuary Club.

      London: Ward, Locke and Co., 1900 - First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, with gilt titles and scene of a lady and a gentleman in an attitude of surprise in gilt to front board, gilt titles to spine; bevelled edges. With bookseller's stamp. Binding is rubbed, worn to extremities, few minor scuffs. Internally clean and free from spotting, two neat ownership inscriptions to front flyleaf. A book of investigative club stories, the first of which, The Death Chair, features an evil Spanish mastermind who devises an elaborate scheme for stealing priceless artefacts - which involves firing their owners three hundred feet into the air with a giant spring. Luckily, Chetwynd manages to foil Don Santos, 'one of the most crafty, scientific, and satanic criminals of the day'; the other stories are in a similar vein. With bookseller's stamp, "Hermes, Faganstr, 62, Strand" to front paste down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        British Sports and Sportsmen - Shooting & Deerstalking.

      London Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd 1900 - Limited edition number 297 of one thousand copies printed, folio, nine tissue-guarded photogravures and numerous illustrations, many taken from photographs, publisher's chamfered red morocco, gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt Anthemion dentelles and all edges gilt, slight abrasive wear to covers, more so the rear one, else in very good all-round condition. Every aspect of shooting and deerstalking is covered, in addition to which there are chapters on dog training, modern methods of shooting, 'great shoots and great shots' and personalities of the day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Catalogue of Books Bound by S.T. Prideaux Between MDCCCXC and MDCCCC with Twenty-Six Illustrations

      London: 1900. 8vo, 20pp. With 26 photographic plates of Prideaux?s bindings. Original blue boards, upper cover titled in black, cloth backstrip, a fine copy. Limited to 200 copies but very scarce and rarely found is acceptable condition. It was printed by the author and her friend and colleague the great binder Katherine Adams whose work surpassed that of her mentor. In her introduction Prideaux reflects on the great love of and appreciation for fine binding in America, more so than in England.

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        L. E. Barrows: Mechanical Laboratory Reports, Vol. I. Circa 1900.

      1900 - Gilt-ruled quarter morocco and mottled cloth over boards, with lettering stamped in gilt on upper board and spine; contains hundreds of pages of handwritten notes, charts, diagrams, schematics, graphs, and mathematical computations, with numerous folding blueprints and 18 cyanotypes (5" x 7"). Boards scuffed, mostly along the edges; small tear at head of spine; hinges cracked. Internally bright and clean. An account of Barrow’s test of the Payne Throttling Engine, Triple Expansion Engine, High Pressure Cylinder, the Penberthy Injector Test, the Ohio Gasoline Engine, and other experiments at Sibley College, Department of Experimental Engineering. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Art]: Jewish Couple in Psychiatrist's Waiting Room

      - Original art. Acrylic on canvas backed with board. Framed to approximately 29.5" x 23.5". Signed "X. Cugat" in the lower right corner. A couple of wrinkles on the canvas, else fine. A satirical painting of a Jewish husband sitting in the waiting room of a psychiatrist, with his wife, who is dressed like a nun and wearing a Star of David. Cugat probably had as much to do with bringing a Latin flavor to American music as any other musician. Born in 1900 in Spain, he emigrated with his family to Cuba when he was five. Trained as a violinist, he moved to New York as a teenager to take advantage of the short-lived tango craze. When it inevitably ended, he employed his talents as an artist to work as a cartoonist for the *Los Angeles Times* and eventually had his cartoons syndicated by King Features. As sound began to be used in movies, he assembled another tango band that had some success. He took his band to New York where it became the resident band for the new Waldorf Astoria. A notorious womanizer, he had four wives and always put attractive women in his groups. He gave Rita Hayworth one of her first jobs, and his third wife was blonde bombshell and singer Abbe Lane. In the mid-1960s, he took another blonde as a wife, Charo, who became the famous "cuchi-cuchi girl." His brother, Francis Cugat, also had an artistic bent, and was the artist who created the striking dust jacket art for F. Scott Fitzgerald's *The Great Gatsby.* [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A COLLECTION OF NINETEEN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE YANGTZE, ICHANG, SHIN TAU, THE GORGES, TUN LING RAPID, PALING, KWEI FU, PADUNZAI RAPIDS &c.

      COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL ca. 1900 - SEPIA-TONED PHOTOGRAPHS China n.d. ca 1900. A group of ninteen sepia-toned originalphotographs, each about 15.5 x 11 cm., many with captions ortitles in ink, some have corner numbers in the negative, allvery clean, bright clear strong images. VERY RARE SET ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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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. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kinderbuch

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        Wild Sports of Burma and Assam

      White Lotus, London 1900 - Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grimms' Fairy Tales

      J.B. Lippincott Company 1900 - Book is in good shape, with no publishing date listed. Moderate corner wear, minor edge wear, some foxing to pages, fading to covers, fraying to upper and lower spine edges, bookplate to front pastedown, stain to upper textblock, tear to front hinge, but the webbing is still intact for the most part. Nice illustrations, color frontispiece. Otherwise, a nice copy, with clean crisp pages and a sturdy binding. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Son of the Wolf

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first issue text, first state binding. Very Good+. Light lean to spine. Tape ghosts to front and rear free end papers. Light rubbing to silver stamping and a small spot of discoloration to cloth at rear gutter. A very handsome copy of Jack London's first book, and one of 2,028 originally printed as per Sisson & Martens.

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        GERFAUT [with] GERFAUT Vol. II and MILITONA by Théophile Gautier

      Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1900. Edition printed on Japan vellum, limited to 26 copies, this no. 3. Fine in morocco lined cloth slipcases - slipcases worn. Edition printed on Japan vellum, limited to 26 copies, this no. 3. Two volumes. (viii), 303p.; (viii). 347p. Gerfaut translated by George B. Ives and illustrated with ten sets of plates in three states each: duplicate impressions of all the intaglio plates especially printed by hand, one in black, one in sepia, one finished in watercolors. The drawings are by Adolphe Weisz and etched by H. Manesse. Militona translated by J. Alfred Burgan and illustrated with nine sets of plates in three states drawn by Adrien Moreau and etched by Alphonse Lamoyye. Finely bound by Barrie in in full green crushed morocco with watered silk flyleaves, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and floral panel ornaments, the covers with gilt fillet border and floral corner and central initials surrounded by a wreath, green watered silk flyleaves and doblures of brown and blue morocco in elaborate gilt frames and central floral devices on laid in tan and rose. From the series Chefs d'Oeuvre du Roman Contemporain - Romancists.

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        SQUARE BOOK OF ANIMALS

      NICHOLSON, WILLIAM. NICHOLSON, WILLIAM. THE SQUARE BOOK OF ANIMALS. London: Heinemann 1900. 11 x 11 1/4", cloth backed boards, covers somewhat darkened and tips rubbed else VG+. 1st edition. Featuring 12 magnificent full page color woodblock illustrations portraying a bull dog, cat, pig, swan and more, accompanied by verse. It is in this book that one most clearly sees the influence that Nicholson had on C.B. Falls, and it is an artistic masterpiece rarely matched by any other children's book. See Bader p.24.

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        OLD FIRES AND PROFITABLE GHOSTS: A BOOK OF STORIES.

      London: Cassell and Company Limited,. 1900. original red buckram, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, white endpapers with publisher's devices printed in gray.. Small armorial bookplate of early owner Robert Washington Oates. affixed to front paste-down. Merest hint of sunning to spine panel, a. fine copy. The first issue is uncommon and quite scarce in superior. condition. (#149611). First edition, first issue, variant with fore and bottom edges of text block untrimmed. Quiller-Couch's best collection of short fiction, including classic ghost stories, "A Pair of Hands" and "The Seventh Man." Also "Oceanus," visions of infernal regions; "The Lady of the Ship," shipwrecked Bohemian witch; and "The Mystery of Joseph Laquedem," the end of the Wandering Jew. Also a horrific suspense story "The Room of Mirrors." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 152. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-161. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1356. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 342. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-207. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 415. Bleiler (1978), p. 162. Reginald 11952. Hubin (1994), p. 662. NCBEL III 1072.

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        Die Reise nach Japan. Zwölf Original-Radierungen. München, Bruckmann 1921. Folio. Mit radiertem u. signiertem Titelblatt. Orig.-Mappe mit Deckelillustration.

      0 - Eines von 100 numerierten und signierten Exemplaren. Sämtliche Radierungen liegen unter Passepartout, sind numeriert und von Emil Orlik signiert. Seit 1900 unternahm Orlik mehrere Reisen nach Ostasien. Beeindruckt von der japanischen Kunst und Kultur entstand dieser beeindruckende Zyklus. Ein Höhepunkt im graphischen Werk Emil Orliks. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Lord Roberts has ordered the following proclamation to be circulated in English and Dutch: Proclamation. Mr. Kruger, with the archives of the South African Republic, has crossed into Portuguese territory, and arrived at Lourenço Marques, with a view for sailing to Europe.

      A. W. Bayly & Co., 15 September, Lourenço Marques 1900 - Folio broadside, approx. 22½ x 17½ inches, previous folds, loss at the central fold causing partial loss to three words, substantial paper tape repair and reinforcement on verso. A good copy of a rare broadside (we've been unable to locate another copy) announcing the departure of Transvaal President Paul Kruger and his desertion of the Boer cause, and inviting his followers to surrender unconditionally. The British attempt to annex first the Transvaal in 1880, and then in 1899 both the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, was their biggest incursion into southern Africa, but it wasn't until 1902 that the conflict was finally resolved due to the persistent guerilla tactics of the Boers.In this broadside - propaganda as much as anything - Roberts states that "if any further doubts remain in the minds of the Burghers as to Her Majesty's intentions, they should be dispelled by the permanent manner in which the country is gradually being occupied by Her Majesty's forces, and by the issue of the Proclamations signed by me on the 24th day of May, and the first day of September, 1900, annexing the Free State and Transvaal respectively in the name of Her Majesty."I take this opportunity of pointing out that, except a small area occupied by the Boer army, under the personal command of Commandant Botha, the war is degenerating, and has degenerated, into operations carried on in an irregular, irresponsible manner, by small and, in many cases, insignificant bodies of men."The text of the broadside is co-signed by Fritz Pincus, agent for the Reuter's Telegram Company. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Crises in South Africa

      London: Stanford, 1900. 1900. No Binding. Fine. Stanford's New Map of the Orange Free State, the southern Part of the South African Republic, the northern frontiers of the Cape Colony, Natal, Basutoland, and Delagoa Bay in Portuguese East Africa 1900. Cover title: Stanford's new map of the seat of war in South Afruca sheet 1 WITH Southern Extension of Stanford's new map of the Orange Free State and the southern part of the South African Republic. Cover title: Stanford's new map of the seat of War in South Africa. 2 sheets. Linen backed folding maps. Orig. board covers & labels. Each sheet 27 x 39 in. 16 mi to the in. Both maps fine. One sheet 1 cover is slightly faded/worn. Sheet two shows both Eastern Cape and inset of all Brit. controlled Southern Africa on a scale of 94 mi to the in. Sheet 1 Map 21 1900 and sheet 2 Mar 1 1900. Both Stanford London.

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        The Works

      Dana Estes and Company, Boston 1900 - Boston: Dana Estes and Company, Circa 1900s. Full leather. Thirty volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Victor Hugo. Edition Magnifique limited to twenty-six lettered copies which this is Y. Illustrations to each volumes of frontispiece are in two states coloured other black and white and title tissue guard. Title include Les Miserables, Notre Dame De Paris, Toilers of the Sea, Dramas, Poems, The History of Crime, The Man Who Laughs, The Rine, etc.Elegantly bound in full deep navy blue crushed morocco gilt decorations to cover of a central floral crown and rosette corners ornaments, spine with three compartments between raised banding, gilt titles and red fluer-de-lis onlays, top edge gilt, inner covers tan morocco of gilt scrolling elements and silk water tan doublures. A very fine and magnificent set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I re dell'Egitto.

      Weißenburg, Burckardts Nachfolger, [c. 1895/1900]. - Colour lithograph. 57 x 42.5 cm. Splendid Weißenburg illustrated broadsheet showing the rulers of the dynasty of Muhammad Ali (reigned from 1805 until the deposition of the last Khedive, Abbas Hilmi II, in 1914). As usual, this bears the fictitious publisher's address of Hassan Auvès in Cairo (at left), and also the true imprint of Camille Burckardt's successors, who took over the company in 1889. - Slight repaired tear to left edge; slight browning. All of these prints are very rare; a different print commanded £21,250 at Sotheby's in 2012.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        FRANKREICH KOLONIEN DARSTELLUNG WELTAUSSTELLUNG 1900 KONVOLUT: Colonies et pays de protectorats : exposition universelle de 1900: 1) GUY, Camille: Les colonies françaises : Exposition Universelle 1900 ; notice sur les etablissements francais de l\'Inde Paris : Leve, 1900 80 S. : Ill., 5 Kt., 7 Tab // 2) Chailley-Bert, Joseph: u.a. Exposition universelle internationale (1900 ; Paris). Colonies et pays de protectorat. Notice sur les etablissements français de l\'Oceanie [S. l.] : [s. n.], [1900] 127 S. mit Karte // 3) Notices sur l\'Indo-Chine : Cochinchine, Cambodge, Annam, Tonkin, Laos, Kouang-Tche-Ouan : Publiees a l\'occasion de l\'Exposition Universelle de 1900 / sous la dir. de Pierre Nicolas [Paris : Exposition Universelle], [1900] 320 S // 4) Vienne, Emile u.a. Colonies et pays de protectorats : Exposition Universelle de 1900 Notice sur Mayotte et les Comores [Paris], [1900] 200 S. // 5) Bassieres, Gustave Eugene: Exposition Universelle de 1900 : Colonies et pays de protectorats Notice sur la Guyane / par E. Bassieres. Preface de Ursleur [Paris] : [Alcan-Levy], [1900] IV, 244 S. : Ill., Kt. // 6) Garsault, A.-G: Colonies et pays de protectorats : Exposition Universelle de 1900 Notice sur la Reunion redigee sous la direction de M. A.-G. Garsault Paris : Andre, 1900 308 S // 7) Union agricole caledonienne. Notice sur la Nouvelle-Caledonie, ses richesses, son avenir, redigee pour l\'Exposition universelle de 1900 Paris : P. Ollendorff, 1900 IX-210 S. // 8) Trabut, Louis: Etat de l\'horticulture en Algerie en 1900. [Algerie. Exposition Universelle de 1900] Alger-Mustapha : Girault imprim., 1900 96 S. und Abb. //9) Mille, Pierre: Notice sur la Cote d\'Ivoire / Pierre Mille. Ministre des Colonies. Exposition Universelle de 1900, les Colonies Francaises Paris : Firmin-Didot, 1900 31 S. 1 Kt.

      s.o. 1900 9 Halbleinenbände der Zeit, Exemplare gestempelt; Zustand: gutVersand D: 9,00 EUR Frankreich Kolonien Geschichte

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        WORKS OF WALTER SCOTT

      London: Merrill and Baker TWENTY-SIX VOLUMES uniformly bound. Marbled boards with matching endpapers. Top edges gilt. Spines lettered and designed in gilt. (See photos). Top edge of spine lightly frayed in several volumes. Each volume has a hand-colored frontispiece and is EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 30-40 full-page engraved illustrations with captioned tissue-guards. This is set # 196/500 of the Edition De Grande Luxe, undated but circa 1900. General introduction by Walter Besant. Our set contains 26 of 33 volumes, missing the four-volume biography of the author by Lockhart, two volumes of poetry, and "Ivanhoe". Included are: Old Mortality, Peveril of the Peak (2 volumes), Quentin Durwood, Red Gauntlet, Guy Mannerling, The Talisman, The Fair Maid of Perth, Woodstock, Monastery, The Heart of Midlothian (2 volumes), Rob Roy, Bride of Lammermoor, Count Robert of Paris, The Pirate, The Betrothed, Waverley, Surgeon's Daughter, Fortunes of Nigel, Anne of Geierstein, The Abbot, The Black Dwarf, St. Ronan's Well, Kenilworth, and The Antiquary. A beautifully-bound and very appealing set. We have found several individual volumes, small runs, but no complete or near-complete sets for sale in recent years. Postage will be extra for this large set.. Edition De Grande Luxe. 3/4 Malachite Morocco. Minimal Edge Wear./No Jacket. Royal Octavo.

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        THE FOX-WOMAN .

      Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1900 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-308 [309-320: ads], frontispiece with illustration by Virginia H. Davisson, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial white cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and purple, rear panel stamped in red (binding signed "H"), t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. A presentation copy with initialed inscription by Long on the front free endpaper: "Das heist vergiss-mein-nich" (This means forget-me-not). Exotic romance of Americans in Japan; the title character is a beautiful but heartless femme fatale associated with the Fox Woman legend referred to as the "vampire-girl" - in short, the flame- haired variant of the vamp. No transformations; but Japanese victim succumbs to atavism under her fascination, has "a lust for warm and flowing blood," biting his prey. An evil dwarf features prominently in the story. Part sensational romance, part serious study of cultural conflicts, art vs. life, and the nature and destiny of souls. The author is best known for his short story "Madame Butterfly," dramatized in collaboration with David Belasco, later made into the famous opera by Puccini. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Reginald (1978). Wright (III) 3388. Stamping on spine panel faded, mild dust soiling to rear panel, a very good copy. A very nice copy of a rare vampire novel. (#136802) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Set of 12 illustrations of Canton boats on rice paper.

      c 1900 - 12 illustrations of boats painted on rice paper, mounted on paper leaves within blue borders and contained in original red silk covered boards (9.6 x 13.3 cm), string tie, small paper label to upper cover titled in ms. "Rice Paper/ Boats/ Canton/China". A very few short cracks but generally in excellent condition and much above average for this style of work. Each illustration c. 11.5 x 8cm (including borders) and unusually with printed titles; - Dragon-boat - Pleasure-boat - Mandarin-boat - Tientsin-boat - Passage boat - Actors-boat - Flower-boat - Duck-boat - Silk-boat - Tea-boat - Revenue Cruizer - Lekin Hulk [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works.

      Glasgow: Gowars & Gray,, 1900-01. Edited by H. Buxton Forman. 5 volumes, small octavo (170 × 102 mm). Contemporary vellum-backed pale green cloth, spines with attractive Art Nouveau floral decoration titles to tan morocco labels gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Vignette title-pages printed in red and black. Small worm-track to lower outer corner of vol. I up to p. 73. Largely unopened, an excellent set. First Scottish edition. Henry Buxton Forman (1842-1917) was a bibliographer - and later a notorious forger - whose "literary interests crystallized round Keats and Shelley. He channelled a general enthusiasm into a minute study of textual details, for which his careful and exacting temperament was ideally suited. His patient application produced impressive editions of Shelley (8 vols., 1876?-80) and Keats (4 vols., 1883). His most controversial piece of scientific editing was The Letters of John Keats to Fanny Brawne (1876), as there was thought to be something improper in the publication of such frank letters. After the fuss had died down, Forman's insistence on what the author wrote was seen to be correct, and his editions became standard and his methods widely adopted" (ODNB). A really handsome set in a contemporary Art Nouveau binding.

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        Horse Race.

      No place, [c. 1900]. - Grey wash on paper, signed. 15.3 x 31.7 cm. Anton Carl Bowarowski (1853-1927) began his studies at the Viennese Academy under Carl von Blaas, Eduard von Engerth, and Johann Nepomuk Geiger, then proceeded to study in Munich (where he later settled) under Ludwig von Loefftz and Wilhelm Duerr. He began as a painter of small historical scenes; from 1893 onwards, Bowarowski was also active as an illustrator for various magazines and publishing houses. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Rulers of the South: Sicily, Calabria, Malta.

      London, MacMillan 1900. - 2 Bände. Mit 100 Illustration von Henry Brokman und 2 gefalt. Karten.6 Bll., 391 S.; VIII, 1 Bl., 407 S. Rote Maroquinbde. d. Zt. mit reicher Rücken- und Deckenverg., Innenkantenfileten und Goldschnitt. Signiert von dem römischen Buchbinder C. Glinger. 20 x 14 cm. Rücken der prachtvollen Einbände leicht rissig. Frontispiz von Bd. I am seitlichen Rand etwas feuchtfleckig. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE NEW SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON OR OUR UNKNOWN INHERITANCE.

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

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        The Son of the Wolf

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first issue text, first state binding. Very Good+. Light lean to spine. Tape ghosts to front and rear free end papers. Light rubbing to silver stamping and a small spot of discoloration to cloth at rear gutter. A very handsome copy of Jack London's first book, and one of 2,028 originally printed as per Sisson & Martens.

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        History of The Conquest of Mexico, With a Preliminary View of The Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror Hernando Cortes

      A.L. Burt, New York 1900 - Reprint. Two volumes in one. Octavo. 461; 490pp., plates. Red cloth gilt. Modest wear to the cloth on the spine ends, a sound and tight, very good or better copy. H.P. Lovecraft's copy with his ownership Signature and address on the front fly: "H.P. Lovecraft, 598 Angell St., Providence, R.I., U.S.A." and with a few numbers in his hand on the front pastedown. A relatively early signature for Lovecraft, with the address of the home where he moved at age 14 in 1904, and lived until 1924. Further interesting provenance on request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Himmelsgedanken.

      Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld Verlag, Freiburg 1900 - mit einem eingelegten Beschreibungseinlage, in alter Schrift ohne Jahresangabe (um 1900) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [PAIR OF ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWINGS BY CHARLES RUSSELL, SHOWING SCENES OF AN INDIAN HUNTING WITH A RIFLE, AND A GROUP OF INDIANS RIDING HORSES]

      [Great Falls, Mt, 1900. Small stain in upper left corner of horse riding drawing, faint crease in lower left corner of hunting drawing, else fine. In a folding green cloth chemise and green cloth slipcase, spine gilt. An outstanding pair of original pencil drawings by the great western illustrator, Charles Russell. One of the drawings shows a group of three Indian braves riding horses bareback at a high rate of speed. The lead rider is about to take a whip to his horse. The other illustration shows a male Indian holding a rifle and peering around a tree. Whether the brave's prey is animal or human is a question left to the imagination of the viewer. Both of these illustrations are drawn on the verso of trade cards of the Park Hotel of Great Falls, Montana. Charles Russell and his wife moved from Cascade to Great Falls, Montana in 1897. One of Russell's first paying jobs in Great Falls was to draw original illustrations on menus for a special Christmas dinner at the Park Hotel that December. These two sketches are unsigned, but their attribution to Charles M. Russell has been confirmed to us by Patrick Stewart, the former Director of the Amon Carter Museum and a leading Russell scholar. A pair of evocative sketches by one of the greatest western artists.

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        History of the 42d Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, Confederate States Army, Infantry

      Atlanta, Ga.: (Sisson Print). 1900. First. First edition. Gray crepe-textured wrappers printed in blue. 45, (1)pp. Portrait frontispiece, vignette printed in color. A history of the regiment published for a reunion held on August 22, 1900 that provided a list of the men who served, those killed in action, commanding officers, and descriptions of several battles including Vicksburg. About fine. Scarce. .

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        The Complete Works: Novels: Complete and Unabridged of Victor Hugo [Les Miserables & Notre-Dame de Paris].

      New York: Merrill & Baker Publishers, c.1900. Octavo, three quarters morocco, titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels gilt ruled, top edge gilt. 16 volume set. In very good to near fine condition. Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831.

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        SOAPY SMITH, BANDIT OF SKAGWAY. HOW HE LIVED; HOW HE DIED

      Stroller's Weekly Print, n. d. (ca 1900)]. - First edition. 8vo. 22.3cm. Light blue colored wrappers, printed in black ink, 18 [1] pp., introduction, illustrated. The last unnumbered page has 2 plates of the Pullen House. "The author, Mrs. Harriet S. Pullen, is an old-time resident of Skagway and proprietor of the Pullen House, famous throughout the entire world as the "HOTEL THAT IS DIFFERENT." Six Guns 1776 says, "Rare." "Gives a history of Soapy Smith and his gang in Skagway, with some mention of his activities in Denver and Creede as well. The author once owned a museum in Skagway featuring mementos of Soapy Smith." Uniformly tanned around the cover edges, light vertical crease where it had been folded at one time, else interior is clean and bright. Overall a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CURIOSITÉS ET ANECDOTES SUR LA FLAGELLATION. La cours martiale de Miss Fanny Hayward. Le Knout - La flagellation en Russie - Après le bal - Les prisons en Sibérie - La flagellation pénale - Les "Étrangleurs" et la flagellation - La flagellation en Orient - Les punitions dans l'armée anglaise - Historique du bâton - La flagellation dans l'art - La flagellation des forçats en Australie etc., etc.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1900 [Paris, Charles Carrington] - Curiosités et Anecdotes sur la Flagellation par Hugues Rebell (et divers), édition Carrington (1900). Bel exemplaire. Jean de VILLIOT [Hugues REBELL et divers] CURIOSITÉS ET ANECDOTES SUR LA FLAGELLATION. La cours martiale de Miss Fanny Hayward. Le Knout - La flagellation en Russie - Après le bal - Les prisons en Sibérie - La flagellation pénale - Les "Étrangleurs" et la flagellation - La flagellation en Orient - Les punitions dans l'armée anglaise - Historique du bâton - La flagellation dans l'art - La flagellation des forçats en Australie etc., etc. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1900 [Paris, Charles Carrington] 1 fort volume in-8 (24 x 16 cm), XX-431-(4) pages. Page de titre imprimée en rouge et noir. Reliure moderne demi-chagrin à coins, dos à faux-nerfs, relié sur brochure (non rogné), premier plat de couverture conservé (défraîchie). Excellent état. Texte imprimé sur beau papier vergé de Hollande. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. TIRAGE A PETIT NOMBRE. Cet imposant volume fait partie de la série d'ouvrages intitulée "La flagellation à travers le monde", qui comprend, outre le titre présenté : Étude sur la Flagellation en France et en Angleterre au point de vue médical et historique (1898), Étude sur la Flagellation à travers le monde, aux points de vue historique, médical, religieux, domestique et conjugal, avec un exposé documentaire de la flagellation dans les écoles anglaises et les prisons militaires (1901), En Virginie. Episode de la guerre de Sécession. Précédé d'une étude sur l'esclavage et les punitions corporelles en Amérique et suivi d'une Bibliographie raisonnée des principaux ouvrages français et anglais sur la flagellation (1901), et d'autres titres encore qui suivront. Bien que non précisé, le tirage, toujours luxueux, de l'éditeur Charles Carrington, est souvent restreint à 750 exemplaires sur beau papier (on en trouve parfois la mention dans certaines de ses éditions). Jean de Villiot est le pseudonyme collectif de Hugues Rebell et divers auteurs travaillant pour lui et pour l'éditeur sulfureux Charles Carrington. Hugues Rebell est connu encore aujourd'hui des amateurs de textes érotiques comme l'auteur des Nuits chaudes du Cap français (1902). "Jean de Villiot est un pseudonyme qu'ont utilisé certainement plusieurs auteurs et compilateurs travaillant pour l'éditeur Charles Carrington. Hugues Rebell notamment a fourni à Carrington les manuscrits de plusieurs recueils de nouvelles où il est question de fustigations et la plamussades. Il est fort possible que En Virginie lui soit en partie imputable, mais en partie seulement, car pour cette sorte de production littéraire, il faisait appel au concours de divers dégrossisseurs. On sait qu'il eut pour assistants Schilt de Monclar, Gustave Le Rouge, Marius Boisson, et sans doute lui en fallut-il bien d'autres encore, ses « nègres » se lassant forcément d'une collaboration qu'il négligeait de leur payer." (Pascal Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, p. 234.) BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wissenschaftliche und industrielle Berichte. 25 Hefte in 4 Bänden.

      Évreux. Hérissey bzw. Grasse. Imbert, 1900-12. - (21 x 13,5 cm). Zus. ca. 2800 S. Mit zahlreichen Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. Nahezu vollständige Reihe dieser seltenen deutschsprachigen Berichte, hauptsächlich mit Arbeiten über Riechstoffe und ätherische Öle. Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von E. Gildemeister. Vorhanden sind: Serie 1, No. 1-10; Serie 2, No. 1-10 und Serie 3, No. 1-5. - Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Einbände etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. Bis 1914 sind noch 4 weitere Berichte erschienen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscrit Autographe - Deuil pour Deuil

      - DESNOS Robert (1900-1945), poète. M.A. Deuil pour Deuil. 3 p. in-4 et ½ p. in-8 oblong sur papier de couleur (trous de classeur, et effrangures ne gênant pas la lecture). Manuscrit complet de la deuxième section de Deuil pour Deuil, premier ouvrage publié par Robert Desnos (Éditions du Sagittaire, Simon Kra, 1924). « 'Jamais il ne sacrifia à la lumière éphémère des bougies'. Je lus longtemps cette phrase inscrite à la trente deuxième pages des ¿uvres complètes de Bossuet et l¿austère physionomie du prédicateur se dressa avec ses deux ailes de pingouin blanc devant la jumelle prismatique de mon imagination. Quelques jours après, à la terrasse d'un café, je buvais de l'alcool tout en observant de l'oeil droit une femme blanche et rose comme la reine des banquises et du gauche une femme bleu de Prusse, aux yeux brillants, aux lèvres blanches en glace de Venise, qui lisait une lettre écrite sur papier garance ».

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        Urberliner Humor. Lustiges aus Alt-Berlin.

      Berlin: Hans Bondy oJ (um ) 1900 - OKart., 64 S. broschiert, 15,5 x 23,5 cm. Mit Illustr. nach Dörbeck, Krüger, Chodowiecki, Hosemann u.a. - Rückenbindung gelöst, doch scheinbar alle Seiten noch komplett. Trotz Gebrauchsspuren sind Text und Grafiken unbeschadet. Rares Exemplar. mangelhafter Zustand 146 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [ARCHIVE OF JOURNALS, SCRAPBOOKS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS BELONGING TO U.S. NAVAL COMMANDER HORACE ELMER, INCLUDING A PHOTO ALBUM BELONGING TO HIS DAUGHTER, PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIVIST AND HOUSING REFORMER, EDITH ELMER WOOD]

      [Various places], 1900. The collection as a whole is in very good condition. A comprehensive archive of material related to the life and death of Commander Horace Elmer (1846-98). Elmer entered the Naval academy Sept. 27, 1861, graduating in November 1864. He served on the U.S.S. Hartford, flagship of the East India squadron, from 1865 to 1868, where he rose swiftly through the ranks, attaining the rank of lieutenant-commander by 1869. He married Adele Wiley in 1870, and their first child, Edith, was born the following year. Elmer continued in his illustrious naval career, as executive of the Terror, 1870-71; of the Vandalia, 1871-72; navigator of the Ossipee, 1872; of the Colorado, 1873; and of the Congress, 1874-76; and executive of the Worcester and of the Franklin, 1877. After two years of duty at the torpedo station, Elmer served as executive officer of the Kearsarge, 1879-82, and then of the Constellation in 1883. He went on to become the head of the department of seamanship at the United States Naval Academy, 1883-86, and was promoted to the rank of commander on March 2, 1885. He commanded the U.S.S. Kearsarge from 1889 to 1892. On March 24, 1898, he was selected to organize and command the Mosquito Fleet and the inner coast defense of the Atlantic and Gulf states in the war between the United States and Spain, a duty of the greatest importance and of the heaviest responsibility, and a commodore's command. In April, Elmer contracted a severe cold which developed into pneumonia; he died later that month, on the very day he was removed from command. The material in this archive relates to his time on the U.S.Ss. Hartford, Ossipee, Colorado, and Kearsarge. A large photo album belonging to Elmer's daughter, Edith Elmer Wood (1871-1945), is also among these items. Wood, a graduate of Smith College, was a woman ahead of her times. She married naval officer Albert Norton Wood in 1893, had four children, and was a writer of fiction and travel literature. In 1906, stationed with her husband in Puerto Rico, she became heavily involved in the issue of public health, organizing and eventually heading the Anti-Tuberculosis League of Puerto Rico. Her husband retired from the Navy in 1910, moving the family back to the United States. Eventually moving to Washington, D.C., Wood was active in that city's reform movement against alley dwellings from 1913 to 1915. In 1915 she moved her family back to New York City in order to pursue a career as a professional housing reformer. She attended the New York School of Philanthropy (later, New York School of Social Work), from which she earned a diploma in 1917, and Columbia University, receiving an A.M. in 1917 and a Ph.D. in political economy in 1919. Her dissertation called for a national policy to provide low-cost housing, asserting that housing should be a public service, like utilities. Her goal was partially realized with the passage of the Wagner-Steagall Housing Act of 1937, which legislated her plan of slum clearance and construction of the nation's first publicly funded housing units as replacements. The items are as follows: 1) [Two Journals, Covering Elmer's First Two Years Out of the U.S. Naval Academy]. October 1864 - December 1866. 118; 256pp. approximately 10,000 and 30,000 words. Quarto. Contemporary red three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Boards scuffed, rubbed at extremities. Internally clean. Very good. The first of these covers the period right before graduation up to Elmer's assignment to the U.S.S. Hartford. It contains a mixture of personal entries, technical sketches for the interior workings of ships' engines, and some naval educational exercises. Of note: Elmer spent some time aboard the U.S.S. Monitor and has drawn a diagram of her engines. He has pasted a poem clipped from a newspaper lamenting Lincoln's assassination on the rear pastedown. The second journal records two years spent aboard the U.S.S. Hartford, cruising in the East Indies. Elmer relates his experiences in an easy and readable manner. A representative entry from January 1866 reads: "We are enjoying the full benefit of the rainy season now. I haven't seen the sun for nearly a week, and a waterproof and [illegible noun] have become as necessary articles of clothing as coat and pants. rain! rain!! rain!!! There seems to be no end to the deluge. The air is cool, however, and very pleasant when you can get a chance to breathe a little of it out of the rain. Our monkey takes to Hard Tack and coffee and bean soup like an old sailor. As might be supposed he is a great pet. And if it wasn't for his vulgar posterior I'd like to take him home. The best book I have read for some time past is Dickens' 'Dombey and Son.' Captain Cuttle is equal to Wilkins McCawber and the story of little Paul Dombey a perfect gem." 2) [Navigator's Notes Kept Aboard the U.S.S. Ossippee, 1872]. 100pp. approximately 10,000 words. Contemporary red half morocco and marbled boards. Marbled paper on front board a bit chipped in spots, rubbed at extremities. Head of spine worn. Internally clean. Very good. Now risen to the rank of lieutenant commander and the navigator aboard the Ossippee, this volume contains Elmer's notes on navigation, surveying, and "memoranda" recounting the cruise of the Ossippee from Peru to New York. It also includes a section of notes labeled "miscellaneous," which is filled with random factoids, many of which relate to torpedoes or explosions. 3) [Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill Kept Aboard the U.S.S. Ossippee and U.S.S. Colorado]. Folio. Contemporary blue half morocco and marbled boards. Boards heavily scuffed, rubbed at extremities. Internally clean. Very good. The Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill gives instructions for handling different situations aboard ship, including changes in sails and the positions of the crewmen. Elmer was the navigator on both of these vessels. 4) [Scrapbook Containing Naval and Other Maritime Clippings from Various Periodicals]. 1878-1879. Thirty leaves. Folio. Contemporary black three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, paper label on cover. Rubbed at extremities. Foxing. Good. 5) [Scrapbook of Clippings Related to the Mosquito Fleet and Commander Elmer's Death]. 1898-1900. Forty-one leaves, plus two dozen extra pieces of manuscript and printed material laid in. Original black embossed cloth. Some offsetting from clippings onto blank versos; minimal foxing. Very good. This scrapbook, most likely kept by Elmer's wife, Adele, contains clippings related to Elmer's last assignment. It is primarily composed of obituaries, each neatly labeled as to newspaper and date. Elmer caught pneumonia which was brought on by exposure while he was on duty. As one headline reads, Commander Elmer "Dies a martyr to his duty." The manuscript and printed material laid in mostly relates to Mrs. Elmer's pension. There is also a small stack of telegrams she received in condolence. 6) [Collection of Nine Loose Photographs Mounted on Cards]. 1870-1892. Various sizes, ranging from 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Some light foxing to photos and cards. Very good. Collection of photographs spanning twenty years, including some from Elmer's time in Santo Domingo. The shots from Santo Domingo include a lovely group shot of Commander Elmer with several other important men, including the President of Santo Domingo. The others are primarily portraits, including a picture of Adele Wiley as a young woman; and Edith Elmer Wood as a baby, and then another later shot of her as a young woman. 7) [Photo Album Belonging to Edith Elmer Wood]. 1890- 1896. Forty-five photos of varying sizes. Oblong folio. Original purple cloth, cover lettered in gilt. Faded and rubbed around the edges. Leaves still quite sound. Some scattered foxing, though most photos are quite clean. Very good. Edith Elmer Wood's photograph album contains some very lovely shots, including two large photos of the Kearsage, one being of the officers and another of the crew being inspected, both dated 1890; several snapshots of interiors of family residences, including one of her mother in a rocking chair, and a photo of Commander Elmer working at his desk in the Ordnance Office; ten photos, five quite large, of the Chicago World's Fair in 1893; and ten large photographs taken on the campus of the United States Naval Academy, two of them featuring Mrs. Wood and her husband. Other scenes from the Naval Academy include cadets being drilled and the Tripoli Monument. On the whole, an amazing treasure trove of images and writings surrounding the life of an important American Naval Officer.

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        A collection of 265 fine original drawings published in various entomological journals from about 1900-1936.

      - Oblong folio (305 x 425mm). Half leather. Edward Ernest Green (1861-1949) was an English entomologist. "Born in Ceylon, he was educated at Charterhouse School. He returned to Ceylon in 1880 to manage his father's plantations. Green developed a keen interest in mycology and entomology related to coffee and tea growing. On his retirement in 1913 he returned to England and expanded his collections of scale insects. His publications included 'The Coccidae of Ceylon' (1896-1922) and over 200 papers" (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin. A catalogue of manuscripts in the entomology library of the Natural History Museum, London p. 90). The Natural History Museum has Green's original drawings for 'The Coccidae of Ceylon'. He also published a work on the 'Tea Mites' (1900). All the drawings have been mounted, and a few have come loose. The drawings, the majority concern scale insects, are extremely precise and detailed and many concern the gender of the insects. Green's collection of Heteroptera from Ceylon is in the Indian Museum in Calcutta and his Microlepidoptera and Coleoptera from Ceylon are in the Natural History Museum in London.Provenance: The drawings were offered for sale in Wheldon & Wesley's catalogue 208 no. 51 (1995) and purchased by Kikumaro Okano. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments.With Introduction Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights. 10 Volume Set Plus 7 Volumes of Supplemental Nights with Notes Anthropological and Explanatory (17 Volumes Complete)

      The Burton Club Undated, c. 1900 - Limited edition: #429 of 1000. Maroon 3/4 leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. 17 Volume Set. Excellent condition with just a touch of wear. One small scrape to the front board of volume 10. Very close to as new. No dust jacket, as issued. Top edge gilt. Gilt and green moon decorations on spine. A spectacular binding. A beautiful collectible set. ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Large Induction Ruhmkorff Coil

      A large American made induction coil labeled, "Thordarson Elec Chicago", measuring 18 x 12.5 by 13.5 tall with nickel plated gap adjustments and terminals and knife switch. Circa 1900. All in very good condition. Offered by Esoterica Curiosa: Dale Beeks, specialist collector, purveyor & curatorial consultant of historical surveying & scientific instruments.

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        A Guide to the Mammals, Birds, Batrachians, Reptiles, Fish, Lepidoptera, and Mushrooms of (Primarily) Western New York State. Handwritten and Illustrated by Gerritt S. Miller, Jr., a Biologist at the Smithsonian Institute

      1900-1920, Albany 1900 - Loose leaves, lined paper (165 x 220 mm); 61 hand-numbered pages, handwritten on both the recto and verso in black ink throughout, with historiated initials in color and a 3-page "Duck Chart" illustrated in b/w (ink and goache); plus 6 leaves of unlined paper at rear, with full-color ink and gouache illustrations of butterflies and moths on both the recto and verso (12 pages, 48 lepidoptera shown). Pages a bit brittle and age-toned, with some very light chipping and tiny closed tears along the edges, and the occasional dust-smudge. A charming taxonomy, listing the scientific and common names of a variety of plants and animals, and sometimes adding fuller descriptions of physical features or other notes. It includes Mammals (pp. 1-10, 34); Birds, with a list of Western NY Birds and the afore-mentioned Duck Chart (pp. 25-33); Batrachians of NY (pp. 36); List of Reptiles and Batrachia of Western NY State (pp. 37-38); Fishes and Mammals of NY State (pp. 39-41); American Lepidoptera (pp. 41-43), Mushrooms of NY State (pp. 45-46). This was a document that Miller must have used often and returned to, as marginalia, pencilled notations, and other asides are common. A list of plants and flowers occupies pp. 47-61, and Miller records, "This was written 1920. Notes were made 1946." He finishes up with nicely accomplished full-color ink and goache illustrations of 48 different lepidoptera, each one labelled with its scientific name. Miller seems to have found great pleasure in his work. Gerritt S. Miller, Jr., graduated from Harvard University in 1894 and worked under Clinton Hart Merriam at the United States Department of Agriculture. He was assistant curator of mammals at the United States National Museum in Washington in 1898, and became curator from 1909 to 1940, while an Associate in biology at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1906, he travelled to France, Spain, and Tangier on a collecting trip. In 1915, he published the results of his studies of casts of specimens associated with the Piltdown Man, concluding that the jaw actually came from a fossil ape. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Guide to the Mammals, Birds, Batrachians, Reptiles, Fish, Lepidoptera, and Mushrooms of (Primarily) Western New York State Handwritten and Illustrated by Gerritt S Miller, Jr , a Biologist at the Smithsonian Institute

      Albany, 1900-1920. Paperback. Very Good+. Loose leaves, lined paper (165 x 220 mm); 61 hand-numbered pages, handwritten on both the recto and verso in black ink throughout, with historiated initials in color and a 3-page "Duck Chart" illustrated in b/w (ink and goache); plus 6 leaves of unlined paper at rear, with full-color ink and gouache illustrations of butterflies and moths on both the recto and verso (12 pages, 48 lepidoptera shown). Pages a bit brittle and age-toned, with some very light chipping and tiny closed tears along the edges, and the occasional dust-smudge. A charming taxonomy, listing the scientific and common names of a variety of plants and animals, and sometimes adding fuller descriptions of physical features or other notes. It includes Mammals (pp. 1-10, 34); Birds, with a list of Western NY Birds and the afore-mentioned Duck Chart (pp. 25-33); Batrachians of NY (pp. 36); List of Reptiles and Batrachia of Western NY State (pp. 37-38); Fishes and Mammals of NY State (pp. 39-41); American Lepidoptera (pp. 41-43), Mushrooms of NY State (pp. 45-46). This was a document that Miller must have used often and returned to, as marginalia, pencilled notations, and other asides are common. A list of plants and flowers occupies pp. 47-61, and Miller records, "This was written 1920... Notes were made 1946." He finishes up with nicely accomplished full-color ink and goache illustrations of 48 different lepidoptera, each one labelled with its scientific name. Miller seems to have found great pleasure in his work. Gerritt S. Miller, Jr., graduated from Harvard University in 1894 and worked under Clinton Hart Merriam at the United States Department of Agriculture. He was assistant curator of mammals at the United States National Museum in Washington in 1898, and became curator from 1909 to 1940, while an Associate in biology at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1906, he travelled to France, Spain, and Tangier on a collecting trip. In 1915, he published the results of his studies of casts of specimens associated with the Piltdown Man, concluding that the jaw actually came from a fossil ape.

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