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        Lessons in Zulu

      McDougall's Educational Company Ltd. Edinburgh and London, 1900, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket135 pages. There is no marked edition number in this copy. The general condition of this famous course on learning Zulu is fair. It has been much used and owned. The cover has wear and marking to all surfaces, extremities, seams and corners. The front and end papers have 'drawings' and annotations. There are pencilled annotations throughout. The frontispage/s have been removed. The pages are resilient, stoic, clear, firm and complete. The book may still be used with confidence and enthusiasm. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Language; Africana - Zulu; Inventory No: ajrm.

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        The Shadowy Waters

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. VG : in very good 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. 1900. First Edition. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover. 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 57pp. .

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        Bronzierte Kaminuhr. Ein junges Liebespaar umrahmt die Uhr und das Mädchen ritzt die Anfangsinitialen in einen Baumstumpf einer Eiche.

      - Die Kaminuhr ist 31 cm maximal breit, 30 cm maximale Höhe bei einer Tiefe von 10 cm. Das emaillierte Uhrenzifferblatt ist gemarkt mit *Conrad Felsing, Brüderstrasse No. 20, Berlin*, das Uhrwerk innen ebenfalls gemarkt mit *Conrad Felsing, Berlin* sowie der Typenbezeichnung *5453* der untere Sockel der Uhr verso gemarkt mit *10 Ph. Mouray*. Die Uhr wohl aus bronziertem Eisen (?) mit einer bronzenen Schmuckblende und bronzenen Applikationen am Sockel und Aufbau der Uhr. Das Pendel und der Schlüssel liegen lose bei, ebenso ein loses kleines Teil ( ein kleiner abgebrochener Ast oben an der Uhr ). Die Uhr ist nicht richtig funktionstüchtig, das Ziffernblat ist etwas fleckig, die Uhr teils berieben bzw. teils etwas oxydiert. Wohl um 1900 herum gefertigt. ( Gewicht 3000 Gramm ). Die Uhr steht auf einem schwarzlackiertem Holzsockel, dieser verso handschriftlich beschriftet ( unleserlich ), der Holzsockel stärker berieben sowie mit kleiner Beschädigung. Der Glassturz hierzu fehlt. >>> Willibald Albert Conrad Felsing: Deutscher Uhrmacher.Felsing wurde um 1878 in Berlin als Sohn von Hofuhrmacher Albert Karl Julius Felsing geboren. Er übernahm nach dem Tod seines Vaters 1901 die Firma Conrad Felsing in Berlin. Ein Teil des Geschäftshauses wurde von Willibald Felsing an den Optiker und Instrumentenmacher Oskar Messter vermietet, der hier das erste Berliner Filmstudio einrichtete. Hierdurch erlangte Felsing Kontakte mit der Theater und Filmwelt, was später auch seiner Nichte Marlene Dietrich nutzte, die ihn Onkel Willi nannte. Das Schaufenster der Firma neben dem Hotel Adlon, ganz in der Nähe vom Brandenburger Tor, war weitbekannt und in jedem Baedeker als ein Wahrzeichen von Berlin aufgeführt. Hier pendelte eine Weltuhr.mit der zentralen Anzeige der Zeit in Berlin - hierum acht kleinere Zifferblätter mit Angabe der Zeit in London, New York, San Francisco, Tokio, Bangkok, Karatchi, Teheran und Moskau. 1924 gründete Willi König und Willibald Albert Conrad Felsing aus dem "Zentralverband der Deutschen Uhrmacher" die Firma "Markenuhr GmbH". Als Marke wurde ZentRa verwendet bzw. übernommen. 1927 wurde daraus die "ZentRa Garantiegemeinschaft e.V." gegründet. Ab 1940 war die Firma an den Fertigstellungsarbeiten der A. Lange & Söhne Beobachtungsuhr Kaliber 48 beteiligt. Die Firma Conrad Felsing blieb bis zm Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs in ihrem Geschäft in der Straße Unter den Linden in Berlin bis zur Zerstörung tätig. <<< ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        "Mr. Dooley on the Convention." Original manuscript of this humorous piece concerning McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and the Convention of 1900

      [New York], 1900. Written on fourteen 11 x 8-1/2 in. pages in pen and (mostly) pencil, with numerous corrections. 1 vols. Light soiling to first and last page, a few bits of minor marginal fraying, else fine. Original Manuscript of a "Mr. Dooley" Piece Concerning TR Written at the time of the 1900 Presidential Convention, this amusing piece, in "Mr. Dooley&#39;s" Irish dialect, deals with the prospect of Theodore Roosevelt&#39;s nomination as McKinley&#39;s vice-president, which time has shown to be an epochal event in American history. Mr. Dooley lightheartedly notes that, "&#39;Tis well known that Mack was agin Tiddy fi vice-president. Th&#39; las&#39; thing he said to Mark Hanna when he laid down his thrunk at th&#39; deepo was: &#39;Above all things don&#39;t put Rosenfelt on th&#39; ticket ? I wudden&#39;t fi all th&#39; money in th&#39; wurruld have yr rip this bright an&#39; gallant leader fim&#39; th&#39; sarvice in his native state an&#39; condim him to a horrible existence in Washington fi four years an&#39; give him no chanst fi further priomotion ?&#39;" He continues discussing the appearance and attitudes of TR, and his reluctance to be nominated, ending with his strong suspicion that McKinley wanted him all the time. (A year later, of course, McKinley was assassinated and TR was President).&#11;Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936) had a distinguished editorial career on a number of newspapers, including William C. Whitney&#39;s Morning Telegraph, which led the Whitneys to become his patrons, and subsidize him as they might a son. Most of his "Mr. Dooley" sketches appeared between 1893 and 1905, by which time, having received more than a million Whitney dollars, and no longer needing the income from his pen, he virtually ceased to write.&#11;A large factor in Dunne&#39;s success was his use of Irish dialect, behind which he could amusingly conceal his very real outrage at the wrongs of the times. He has been called America&#39;s greatest humorist after Mark Twain.&#11;A significant manuscript.

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        The River War, signed and dated by Churchill in the year of publication

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1900. First edition, third printing. Hardcover. This first edition, final printing of Churchill's second book was signed by Churchill on 28 December 1900, during his first lecture tour of the U.S. and Canada, for Major-General Sir Gerald Charles Kitson KCVO, CB, CMG (1856–1950), then serving as British Military Attache in Washington, D.C. The author's signature in black ink in two lines on the Volume I frontispiece verso reads: "Winston S. Churchill / Dec.28.1900". Signatures in Churchill's early works are scarce, doubly so when dated and contemporary. The signature is in firm and more youthfully rounded script characteristic of his early signatures. The ink is mildly age-toned but distinct with minimal age-spreading. Four lines in pencil on the Volume I half title read: "Gerald C. Kitson / Military Attache / Washington / from the author". The same words in the same hand are written on the Volume II ffep. Churchill was just 27 years old. In October he had won his first seat in Parliament partly on the strength of his celebrity as a Boer War hero, having been captured and made a daring escape. Churchill's lecture tour was intended to improve his finances at a time when MPs received no salary. Biographical sources and contemporary Canadian press indicate that Churchill lectured at Ottawa's Russell Theatre on 27 December 1900, leaving Ottawa either late afternoon or early evening of the 28th (likely via overnight train), arriving in Toronto early in the morning of the 29th. Before he was British Military Attache in Washington, Gerald Kitson was Commandant of Canada's Royal Military College. Kitson knew Lord Minto, the Governor General of Canada who hosted young Winston in Ottawa. On 28 December, the British Government named Kitson Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (C.M.G.). This may have been the impetus for Churchill to sign a book for Kitson that day, and makes quite plausible Kitson's presence in Ottawa, likely at Government House where Churchill was staying. In 1902, Kitson became Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst (from which Churchill graduated in 1894). A still very 19th Century Churchill left this signature in his "tale of blood and war." While Churchill was abroad, Queen Victoria died, and the end of her 64-year reign also closed Churchill's Victorian career as a cavalry officer and war correspondent adventurer. Churchill returned to England in February 1901 to take his seat in Parliament and begin a 60-year career as one of the 20th Century's great statesmen. This first edition, third printing of The River War is not only the most scarce issue of the first edition, but also the last unabridged issue to this day. All three printings of the first edition (2,646 copies total) are virtually identical, issued respectively in November 1899, February 1900, and June 1900. Only 151 third printing copies were bound. This set is in very good plus condition, unrestored and wholly intact. The bindings are clean with bright gilt, trivial wear at extremities, and slight mottling on the blank Vol. I rear cover. Spine presentation is excellent - nicely rounded and unfaded with only minor wrinkling at the spine ends. The massive weight of the text strained nearly all surviving original bindings. Here the Vol. I front hinge is a little tender but remains firmly attached and the Vol. II binding remains tight. The contents show no additional ownership marks. Very light spotting in Vol. I is primarily limited to prelims and page edges. Light Vol. II spotting is intermittent throughout. All illustrations, maps, and plans are intact, as are the protective tissue frontispiece covers. The original black endpapers are intact, with no sign of typical gutter cracks. The set is preserved in a custom, half-morocco clamshell case with a nested, fully enfolding cloth chemise for each volume and a pocket for the set description. Additional detail and images upon request. Bibliographic reference; Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.3), Langworth p.29.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit Widmung und U.

      Bern, 14. März 1900.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. Fünf Takte einer "Romanza" für Violine "with many thanks for your nice little letter, and for telling me that your mamma liked the piece". - Etwas unfrisch und mit alten Montagespuren verso.

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        Stiefmütterchen in einer Vase. Ölgemälde.

      . Bildgröße: 44 x 33 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 62 x 50 cm. Öl auf Platte, links unten mit *Glover* signiert - leider ohne Angabe des Vornamens. Undatiert, wohl um 1900 entstanden. Der Rahmen gering bestoßen, sonst guter Zustand. ( Aufgrund der Größe bitte Versandfrage klären ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

      Chicago & New York: George M. Hill & Company, 1900. First edition, first issue with all points present and red unserifed spine imprint. Original pale green cloth stamped in green and red. Twentyfour color plates and illustrations throughout by W.W. Denslow. A very good example with some wear to foot of the spine, covers lightly soiled. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The printing history of the George Hill edition has been hotly debated for years. Jacob Blanck in Peter Parley to Penrod (1938) identified three printings of the first edition: States X, Y and Z. The major distinction between the three states was the copyright page. (The "Y" state may have been merely a mixed copy.) No doubt due to the haste in which the book was produced in 1900, Hill unfortunately printed Denslow&#39;s pictorial copyright page on the verso of the "Introduction" rather than on the verso of the title page as required by law. Some copies, as is the case with the present copy, left the publisher before the mistake was discovered. To correct the error, Hill had the verso of the title-page of remaining copies rubber stamped with the copyright notice: "Copyright 1899 / By L. Frank Baum and W. W. Denslow. / All Rights Reserved." The present example also contains the earliest state of the color plates with mistakes intact: two blotches on the moon, facing p 34; and a red horizon line, facing p 92. Riley, A Bookbinder&#39;s Analysis of the First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 2011, pp 26-29 and 35-47; see Hanff & Greene I.I.A.Frank L. Baum worked in many trades before he wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, including publisher, poultry breeder, door-to-door salesman and newspaper editor. "Among the five Baum titles published in 1900, preeminent even then was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The New York Times found it &#39;bright and joyous&#39; and omnisciently offered, &#39;It will indeed be strange if there be a normal child who will not enjoy the story.&#39; The first edition was a picturesque novelty with its 24 color plates and many line drawings; Denslow&#39;s conceptions of the characters and landscapes contributed immeasurably to the book&#39;s popularity" (Fricke, 22). Baum "set out to change children&#39;s books and made a lasting contribution to American literature&#133; The Wizard of Oz has entered American folklore. It reflected and has altered the American character" (Hearn, xiii). "Those who read the Oz books are often made what they were not&#151;imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders, life" (Gore Vidal).

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        Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1900. Lynton Edition. Photogravure frontispiece portrait of the author, wood-engraved illustrations by F. Armstrong, W. Small, and W.H.J. Boot. xvi; 527, [1]pp. 4to. Contemporary vellum, upper cover and spine blocked in red and dark brown, t.e.g. Light soiling, two marks to spine. Inscribed by Swinburne to His Cousin Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Mary C.J. Leith, from her affectionate cousin, A.C. Swinburne. April 1908."&#11;An evocative association copy - Mary C. J. Leith (ca. 1840-1926, née Gordon) was Swinburne&#39;s cousin and they were close during their childhood. Swinburne was apparently devastated when it was announced that Gordon was to marry Robert W. Disney Leith, which she did in 1865. The enduring relationship between John Ridd and Lorna Doone, established when the former was 12, would have resonated with Swinburne, and perhaps he hoped to remind his cousin of their own shared childhood with the gift of this book.

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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 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 tight and square binding is unusually bright and clean for the edition, with vivid color and gilt, superior spine presentation, and only minor wear to extremities. The cosmetic flaw that prevents our grading - and pricing - this copy higher is faint evidence that something was once taped across the lower spine. The discoloration is barely discernible on the spine and rear cover, only readily noticeable as a 2 x .75 inch strip of mild discoloration to the lower front cover. This would be consistent with an ex-library spine label, except for the fact that there are absolutely no ex-library markings. The only previous ownership marks are the decorative bookplate of "Aubrey P. Taylor" affixed to the front pastedown and the same name ("A. P. Taylor") inked to the half title with the date "1900". The contents remain 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. Moderate spotting appears substantially confined to the prelims and page edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59

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        A Short Account of the Leach Bermejo Expedition of 1899, with some Reference to the Flora, Fauna and Indian Tribes of the Chaco [Cover title:] Down the Bermejo

      Buenos Aires: J. Smart, Printer and Bookseller, 1900. First edition. Frontispiece, one other full-page illustration and drawings in text. 74, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original blue cloth. Fine. A rare book. Presentation Copy Inscribed, "P.N. Moore from A. A. G. Dobson November 25-1900". The author was one of the five sons of the English poet Austin Dobson. This expedition was prompted by Messrs. Leach, who owned a sugar factory and coffee plantation in Jujuy province, north-west Argentina. They engaged the services of Mr Dobson, at the time employed by the River Plate Sport and Pastime magazine, to establish whether the nearby Bermejo River could possibly be used as a means of transporting their goods, trimming a good thousand miles from their current route. The Argentine government took interest in the expedition and contributed three flat-bottomed boats. Dobson departed on 13 March 1899 and entered the waters of the Bermejo on the 22nd and successfully completed there voyage on April 11th.

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        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

      Chicago & New York: George M. Hill & Company, 1900. First edition, first issue with all points present and red unserifed spine imprint. Original pale green cloth stamped in green and red. Twentyfour color plates and illustrations throughout by W.W. Denslow. A very good example with some wear to foot of the spine, covers lightly soiled. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The printing history of the George Hill edition has been hotly debated for years. Jacob Blanck in Peter Parley to Penrod (1938) identified three printings of the first edition: States X, Y and Z. The major distinction between the three states was the copyright page. (The "Y" state may have been merely a mixed copy.) No doubt due to the haste in which the book was produced in 1900, Hill unfortunately printed Denslow's pictorial copyright page on the verso of the "Introduction" rather than on the verso of the title page as required by law. Some copies, as is the case with the present copy, left the publisher before the mistake was discovered. To correct the error, Hill had the verso of the title-page of remaining copies rubber stamped with the copyright notice: "Copyright 1899 / By L. Frank Baum and W. W. Denslow. / All Rights Reserved." The present example also contains the earliest state of the color plates with mistakes intact: two blotches on the moon, facing p 34; and a red horizon line, facing p 92. Riley, A Bookbinder's Analysis of the First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 2011, pp 26-29 and 35-47; see Hanff & Greene I.I.A. Frank L. Baum worked in many trades before he wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, including publisher, poultry breeder, door-to-door salesman and newspaper editor. "Among the five Baum titles published in 1900, preeminent even then was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The New York Times found it 'bright and joyous' and omnisciently offered, 'It will indeed be strange if there be a normal child who will not enjoy the story.' The first edition was a picturesque novelty with its 24 color plates and many line drawings; Denslow's conceptions of the characters and landscapes contributed immeasurably to the book's popularity" (Fricke, 22). Baum "set out to change children's books and made a lasting contribution to American literature… The Wizard of Oz has entered American folklore. It reflected and has altered the American character" (Hearn, xiii). "Those who read the Oz books are often made what they were not—imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders, life" (Gore Vidal).

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      Frankfurt a. M., 14. XI. 1900 (Poststempel). - 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An den Wiener Pathologen Richard Kretz (1865-1920) betreffs einer verspäteten Sendung: "Sehr geehrter Herr College. In Beantwortung Ihrer Karte theile ich Ihnen ergebenst mit, dass sich meine Sendung [.] mit derselben gekreuzt haben muss. Ich hoffe aber, dass Sie inzwischen das neue erhalten haben. Wenn nicht, bitte ich um eine Zeile der Benachrichtigung [.]". - Für seine Leistungen auf dem Gebiete der Immunologie erhielt Ehrlich 1908 den Nobelpreis für Medizin.

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        Innermost Asia: Travel & Sport in the Pamirs

      London: William Heinemann, 1900. First Edition; title page blindstamped "Presentation Copy". Folding map, 4 sketch maps, 29 photographic plates and 85 text illustrations. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pictorial rose cloth, gilt. Some fading and cover wear, tears in left margin of folding map repaired, lower inner hinge repaired, internally near fine. Sport and Travel in India A book remarkable for the wide range of experiences related, including "The Great Game" diplomacy on India's northern frontier.

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        Skerryvore: Rare Original Plans for Proposed Alterations to Skerryvore

      None, 1900, [Framed Documents], Book Condition: Very Good +, First printingORIGINAL PLANS FOR AN ADDITION TO SKERRYVORE, Robert Louis Stevenson's home in Bournemouth where he had the famous dream which inspired his great work "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", which tale, among other great works, he wrote at Skerryvore. The Plans were prepared in 1900 for Heywood Sumner, Esq., a successor in ownership, for the addition of a Studio to the house. [Heywood Sumner -- George Heywood Maunoir Sumner -- was the well-known English painter, illustrator and art-craftsman who was closely involved with the Arts and Crafts movement and the late-Victorian London art world. Sumner, who was qualified as a Barrister, also employed much of his time as an amateur archaeologist, geologist, naturalist, and folklorist.] Skerryvore, whose lawns ran down from the house to Alum Chine Road, is where Stevenson lived from 1884 until his departure for Samoa (where he died in 1894). Thus, the Plans were prepared soon after his departure and show the house as it existed when Stevenson owned it, together with the proposed Studio addition. A "wedding present" from Stevenson's father to Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, four years after their marriage -- most likely the father's attempt to keep his peripatetic son near to him in his last years -- Stevenson came to ownership of it upon his father's death in 1887. Named after "Skerryvore", the tallest lighthouse in Scotland and one designed by his uncle, Alan Stevenson, who, like Stevenson's father, was a leading lighthouse engineer, the house was destroyed by German bombs on November 16, 1940. There now stands in its place a memorial garden containing a statue of the lighthouse for which the home was named. With some tears and minor loss, these ORIGINAL PLANS are in quite nice condition overall, are unique to the market, and likely comprise the only plans for this important house available, or hereafter likely to be available, for purchase. An important record of Stevenson's house, a LITERARY LANDMARK, and a rare opportunity for the Collector. RARE INDEED [PLEASE NOTE: Buyer's shipping cost for this item will exceed the shipping cost quoted by this site.]

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        [SIXTY-TWO ORIGINAL INK DRAWINGS ILLUSTRATING THE HARRIMAN ALASKA EXPEDITION, 1899]

      [N.p., likely New York. ca. 1900-1905].. Sixty-two line drawings on thick card stock, each signed "W. E. Spader." Sizes vary between 4 1/4 x 8 inches to 17 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches, oriented both portrait and landscape. Minor edge wear, some thumb-soiling, a few examples with minor marginal surface wear. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A substantial archive of original art by William E. Spader, one of the principal artists hired to create illustrations for Edward Harriman's monumental fourteen- volume work THE HARRIMAN ALASKA SERIES, published throughout the first decade-and-a-half of the 20th century. This important collection documents one of the great scientific expeditions of the late 19th century. Edward H. Harriman was a wealthy railroad magnate, one of the original robber barons of lore, who greatly desired to hunt bear in Alaska. Never one to do anything small, he decided not only to travel to Alaska to hunt bear on Kodiak Island, but to finance a major scientific expedition to Alaska along the way. The Harriman Expedition comprised an elite roster of scientists, artists, photographers, and naturalists whose goal was to explore and document the Alaskan coastline. For almost two months, in June and July 1899, the S.S. GEORGE W. ELDER steamed up the coast from Seattle to Siberia while various experts, including John Muir, Edward Curtis, and other botanists, biologists, geologists, artists and photographers recorded what they encountered along the way. The greatest benefit of the expedition turned out to be the sizeable published record of the journey, which Harriman financed himself. The fourteen-volume HARRIMAN ALASKA SERIES was published by Doubleday beginning in 1901, and remains a landmark of Arctic exploration. William Edgar Spader was a Brooklyn-born craftsperson, and illustrator, whose work appears in much of Harriman's Alaska series. Spader lived and worked in New York, and is best remembered for his watercolors depicting beautiful women of the Art Deco period. Spader's drawings here show landscapes, numerous views of glaciers, seal hunting, camp scenes, several scenes featuring canoeing or kayaking, one illustration of death head carvings, and much more. Some of the illustrations are captioned in pencil on the reverse, identifying specific views of Davidson Glacier, Hinchinbrook Island, Spruce Island, Hanging Valley, Grewingk Glacier, Charpentier Glacier, Plover Bay, Reid Glacier, Yale Glacier, Chilkoot Lake, Russell Fiord, College Fiord, the head of Lynn Canal, a view upland near Walker Bay, the tundra near Port Clarence, a view showing the caves in Barry Glacier, a landscape showing the ridged surface of Columbia Glacier, a large landscape showing the moraine of Columbia Glacier, a landscape of the hills near Brady Glacier, a large scene of an overturned forest near the La Perouse Glacier, an indoor view of a church at Metlakahtla, and a distant view of St. Paul Village, among others. A few examples show production notes, including size notations and penciled frame lines. Spader's dozens of illustrations for Harriman's published work are well-executed black-and-white line drawings after photographs from the expedition by the likes of Grove Karl Gilbert, C. Hart Merriam, A. K. Fisher, W. B. Devereaux, and others. Numerous examples of Spader's original artwork was used to illustrate volume one of the HARRIMAN ALASKA SERIES, starting with John Burroughs' introductory essay, "Narrative of the Expedition." One illustration is captioned on the reverse, "Little Auklets Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea For Burroughs' Article." It is marked in pencil "Vol. 1, Pg. 98," where it appears in the printed work. Another illustration captioned on the verso, in pencil, "Church at Metlakahtla" is captioned in the published work as "Interior of Church Made by Indians at Metlakahtla" on page 25 of Burroughs' work. An illustration by Spader of an irrigating water wheel can be seen on page 13 of Burroughs' essay, another of a canoe in drift ice in Yakutat Bay is found on page 95, and yet another of "Yakutat Indians Paddling" appears on page 60. More Spader illustrations can be found in John Muir's contribution in volume one of the HARRIMAN ALASKA SERIES; two views of Davidson Glacier appear on page 121 of volume one with both of the original illustrations having pencil notations on the verso identifying them as "Davidson Glacier...Muir or After." Yet more Spader illustrations appear in the final essay in volume one of the published work, George Bird Grinnell's "The Natives of the Alaska Coast Region," namely: The Tlinkit Dance Rattle (p. 139), a Tlinkit canoe of southeast Alaska (p. 140), a Yakutat sealing canoe (p. 162), the aforementioned death's head carving (p. 165), an "Eskimo Summer House and Fireplace, Plover Bay, Siberia" (p. 171), an Eskimo man and woman at Plover Bay (p. 175), and an Eskimo umiak (p. 179). Numerous illustrations of glaciers included here are featured in Gilbert's GLACIERS AND GLACIATION (volume three of the series). An examination of the text yields no fewer than thirteen examples of Spader's artwork featured in the published version of Gilbert's work, highlights of which include large drawings of Barry Glacier, College Fiord, Reid Glacier from the Northeast, the ice cliff of Hubbard Glacier hovering over Disenchantment Bay, and the moraine of the Columbia Glacier. Three of Spader's drawings present here illustrate a poem called "The Song of the Innuit" by William H. Dall, which was printed at the end of the second volume of the HARRIMAN ALASKA SERIES. Dr. Dall was a paleontologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Honorary Curator of Mollusks at the U.S. National Museum, and also a member of the scientific party for the Harriman expedition. One illustration titled "Black Iceberg" is marked on the reverse, "Harriman Alaska Expd. Return original & proof to C. Hart Merriam Washington D.C." Clinton Hart Merriam was the head of the Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy at the United States Department of Agriculture, one of the founders of the National Geographic Society, and most importantly here, the organizer of the scientific party for the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Merriam's treatise on the Bogoslof volcano in volume two of Harriman's Alaska yields yet another Spader illustration utilized in the published work, namely his drawing of Murre's eggs on page 330. This wonderful archive of Spader's work for the Harriman publication is a wealth of research material for understanding the utilization of art during book publication, and for examination of the artist's technique in translating photographs to drawings.

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        The Shadowy Waters

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. VG : in very good 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. 1900. First Edition. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover. 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 57pp. .

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        North West [London]. Sheets 1, 2, 6 and 7.

      STANFORD'S NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF LONDON ON THE SCALE OF FOUR INCHES TO ONE MILE. Edward Stanford. c. 1900. - Steel engraving. Original colour. Size: 80 x 65 cm. (31½ x 25½ inches) Very good condition. These four sheets, from Stanford's beautifully detailed 20 part folding map, are joined together to show north west London. Extends from Golders Green in the north to Kensington in the south, and from Sudbury, Middlesex in the west to Camden in the east. As explained in the map's title page: "The parks and open spaces under the control of the London County Council are coloured red blue-green. Other parks and open spaces are coloured yellow-green. The Main Roads, Omnibus and Tramway routes are coloured brown." Two keys to adjoining sheets and two scales on bottom margin, scale is 4 inches to 1 mile.

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        Plaisirs et jeux depuis les origines. Illustre de 279 planches et vignettes d'apres des peintures, estampes et dessins originaux et 19 heliogravures, frontispice d'apres une aquarelle de l'auteur.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1900,. in-4°, XVIII + 345 p. + 19 planches en heliogravure y compris le frontispice en couleurs, titre et justification en rouge et noir, initiales en rouge, richement illustre dans le texte partiellement a pleine page, couvertures en couleurs conservees, et un numero de 7 chiffres manuscrit sur une page, exemplaire sur papier teinte de luxe numerote. 1 exlibris de 'The Brooklyn Public Library', tres belle reliure en maroquin olive a nerfs et orne en or, encadrement d'un triple filet dans les entre-nerfs, plats encadres d'un triple et quintuple filet, un filet sur les coupes, doublures encadrees d'un quintuple filet, doublures et gardes en soie rouge (un peu frottee au bords), couverture originale de la brochure en couleurs cons., quelques frottements insignifiants aux charnieres, tranches dorees, reliure signee 'Miss S.P. Kristiansen ELV Studio N.Y.'. Ouvrage qui fait plaisir pour beaucoup de raisons: sa belle reliure realisee a New-York, son impression et sa qualite du papier; le sujet seduisant, une sorte de voyage a travers l'histoire de l'humanite en compagnie des Plaisirs et des Jeux qui, a chaque pas, nous apportent, en meme temps qu'une distraction, un enseignement nouveau; sa charmante illustration d'apres les meilleurs artistes, e.a Lancret, Gavarnier, Grenier, Deveria, Coypel, Prudhon, Boilly, Cochin, Gravelot, Eisen, Saint-Aubin, Watteau, Goya, Merian, etc. L'auteur, Gaston-Charles Vuillier, peintre-dessinateur lui-meme, reunit les compositions artistiques interessantes ou belles, ayant trait aux plaisirs et aux jeux et les expliquent, tout en insistant, autant que le permet le cadre, sur le cote philosophique et humain des jeux aimables. Il a egalement apporte une large contribution a l'illustration du "Tour du monde", du "Magasin pittoresque", du "Musee des familles" et de la "Geographie universelle" d'Elisee Reclus. Trois de ses publications nous sont recommandees par Carteret.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Benezit X/590; Carteret V/205.

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        A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz

      Cambridge: University Press,, 1900. With an appendix of leading passages. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind. Ownership inscription of the artist and former student of philosophy, Jean Creedy (1920-2014) to front free endpaper. Corners lightly bumped, front cover a little marked. Endpapers a little spotted. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of Russell's third book, based upon his first set of lectures at Cambridge University. Russell wrote this work on Leibniz in the years between his mathematical masterworks, Foundations of Geometry (1897) and Principles of Mathematics (1903). After the publication of Foundations of Geometry, he was elected to a six-year prize fellowship that enabled him to follow his own research unhindered by teaching obligations.

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        Missale ad usum Canonici Praemonstratensis Ordinis jussu et auctoritate Illustrissimi in Christo Patris ac Domini Generalis Sigismundi Stary et capituli generalis 1889 editum.

      Fratres Abbatiae Westmallensis Ordinis Cisterciensis in Belgio 1900 - XXVI, 1 Blatt, 544 Seiten. Angebunden:" Commune Sanctorum " mit 155 Seiten. Angebunden: " Missae Propriae Canoniae Wiltensis " mit 18 Seiten, 1 Blatt Index. In blind- und goldgeprägtem Oldr über Holzdeckeln, Folio ( 37 x 25 x 7 cm / Gewicht 5 kg ). Mit 8 versilberten Messingbeschlägen sowie 2 versilberten Messingschließen. Im Text sind 10 Blattzeiger aus Leder eingebunden. Der Text teils in rot und schwarz gedruckt, desgleichen die Noten. Mit einer schönen ganzseitigen Chromolithographie sowie einigen schwarz-weißen Illustrationen. Textanfänge hübsch in rot und schwarz kalligraphisch gestaltet. Einband berieben, minimal fleckig. Rücken gering angeplatzt. Ecken etwas bestoßen, untere Kante des Vorderdeckels etwas angeplatzt. Bindung etwas defekt, Buchblock gelockert. Innen Vorsätze etwas fleckig und stockfleckig, sonst meist sauber ( Wenige Seiten leicht fingerfleckig, ca. 5 Seiten etwas fleckig ). Wenige Seiten mit geringen Randläsionen. Papier durchgehend schwach gebräunt. Die schönen versilberten Beschläge wie auch die Schließen teils gering abgerieben. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Army Alphabet

      Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Company, 1900. 1st edition of this uncommon children's alphabet book, 1900. VG in its pictorial boards with somewhat soiled endsheets but generally very clean chromolithographed plates. Tall quarto, 28 sumptuous, full-color plates. Text to each plate provided by the incomparable L. Frank Baum, who in this very same year published his first Oz book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". Beautifully illustrated by Harry Kennedy, "this book was illumined and hand lettered by Charles J. Costello". . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. Illus. by Harry Kennedy.

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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. About fine. Scarce. .

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        The Novels of Jane Austen

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1900 - Beautiful and complete ensemble of Jane Austen's works. "In the English novel the greatest of all disguised priests, the comic celebrant of happy unions, is Jane Austen." -James Wood, London Review of Books Complete twelve-volume set including: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady Susan, The Watsons (with a Memoir), Letters. With frontispiece plate in each volume. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1900. 16mo, approx. 7 inches tall, contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, elaborately gilt-decorated spines with leather labels, top edges gilt. Some spots of discoloration (possible touch-up) on spines . Very clean text. Twelve volumes. A beautiful set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Bayreuth, 29. V. 1900.. 1½ SS. 8vo.. "Es besteht keinerlei Ursache, sich über die Angelegenheit mit dem czech. Nationaltheater zu beunruhigen. Der zukünftige Director frug an, unter welchen Bedingungen er das Aufführungsrecht des Holländer in Prag erwerben könne. Da Herr Neumann, an welchen ich eine diesbezügliche Anfrage stellte, damit nicht einverstanden ist, betrachte ich die Sache als erledigt und gebe dem böhm. Nationaltheater einen ablehnenden Bescheid".

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        The Bijou Shakespeare. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Illustrated. (6 Volumes in Original Box)

      London: William Collins, Sons, & Co., Ltd. c. 1900. 6 volumes in the original leather box, folding, with facsimile signature to front panel. Box with light wear but overall in excellent condition. Textured black leather volumes with elaborate gilt spines, with the titles in each volume stamped in gilt to front of each cover. All edges gilt. Volumes in about fine condition. Printed on India paper. The 6 volumes in remarkable condition for their age. A beautifully kept set. A real gem. . Leather. Near Fine. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

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        Mannheimer Geschichtsblätter. Monatsschrift für die Geschichte, Altertums- und Volkskunde Mannheims und der Pfalz. Jahrgänge 1-37 (1900-1936).

      Mannheim, Altertumsverein, 1900-1940.. 30 x 21 cm. Je Jahrgang ca. 120 bis 150 Seiten. Einheitlich gebunden in 13 Halbleinenbänden mit Rückentitel.. *Beiliegen: Jahrgang 38 (1937) in 3 Heften, Jahrgang 40 (1939) in 3 Heften und Jahrgang 41, Heft 1 (1940). - Vorliegend (bis auf den fehlenden Jahrgang 1938) nahezu die gesamte Folge der Mannheimer Geschichtsblätter (Erscheinungsverlauf 1900-1940 - erst 1994 begann eine "Neue Folge"). Vorliegend die Jahrgänge 1-37 gebunden in Halbleinen, dazu die Jahrgänge 38, 40 und 41 in Lieferungsheften. - Sauber und sehr gut erhalten.

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        [Childrens Book]. [Railroads]. "Just Off

      London: Dean, ca. 1900. Sewn Binding. Oblong folio (180 x 300 mm). [16] "pages" printed in color on soft cloth, stitched as issued. An extraordinary children's railway "rag book." All things railway are celebrated in this delightful rag book, including toy trains, the mono railway engine (i.e. the "Lartigue Monorail," developed by Charles Lartigue), train station refreshments, railway bridge, suspended electric railway, an American Express, cattle train, goods train, market train, royal sleeping car, Red Cross train, royal drawing room car, miniature railway for children, and the controller's signal box. Just three copies are recorded in Worldcat, only one of which is in the United States (Princeton). One of the most adorable children's books we have encountered.

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        Lord Jim

      Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1900, first edition. First issue, green cloth, title, author, and publisher in gilt on spine, this was his first major novel and one of his most popular and accessible works, one of 2,105 copies, first issue points: "any rate" is printed as one word on page 77, line 5; "keep" is missing after "can" and "cure" should be "cured" on page 226, seven lines from the bottom; "his" is printed low and not aligned with the other words on page 319, last line, Smith 5, Cagle A5a, Keating 25 and 26, now housed in a custom clamshell case. A very handsome, tight copy, far better than usually encountered.

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        Le Monteau rouge. Farbige Aquatinta-Radierung mit Prägedruck.

      Um 1900.. Signiert "Privat", nummeriert "Epreuve No 8/30" und betitelt "Le Monteau rouge". In der Platte monogrammiert. Breitrandiger kräftiger Druck auf festem China. In Original Jugendstil-Rahmen. 27,5 x 10,4 cm. Papier: 31,5 x 14,4 cm.. Sehr schöne, dekorative Arbeit des belgischen Künstlers Privat-Livement, der für seine Jugendstilplakate berühmt wurde. Farbfrischer Druck. - Winzige Braunfleckchen, in der oberen linken Ecke minimal knittrig. Außenrand umlaufend je ca. 2 cm gefaltet. Ober- und Unterrand mit Montierungsresten.

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        Madame Dame Dianne de Poytiers La Grande Seneschale de Normandie Duchesse de Valentinois

      London: John & E. Bumpus, Ltd, 1900. No. 6 of 20 copies on Japanese vellum, signed by the author. Frontispiece, 10 plates and one letter facsimile. [xii], 37, [1] pp. Full crushed red morocco, gilt arms of Henry Arthur Johnstone and floral device on front cover, gilt fleur-de-lis on spine, leather endsheets, front free endpaper stamped in blind with the ex-libris of Henry Arthur Johnstone. Some rubbing to binding extremities.

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        Elektrische Strassenbahnen = Tramways Electriques = Electric Tramways. [Allgemeine Elecktricitäts Gesellschaft Berlin].

      Berlin: Allgemeine Electricitäts Gesellschaft 1900.. 400 Seiten. Mit 1 gefalteten Frontispiz (Darstellung einer Maschinenbau-Werkstatt) sowie zahlreichen photographischen Abbildungen (darunter 1 mehrfach gefaltete Abbildung der Maschinenhalle Leipzig) und Lageplänen (darunter 2 mehrfach gefaltete Pläne: 1. Lageplan der elektrischen Hochbahn; 2. Höhenplan der elektrischen Hochbahn). Quer 4° (25-35 cm). Orig.-Pappband mit gold- und rotgeprägtem Deckentitel sowie goldgeprägten Vorsatzpapieren und rot gefärbtem Schnitt. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].. Paralleltext in deutsch, französisch und englisch. - Einband leicht berieben und etwas fleckig. Erste und letzte Blätter sowie die mehrfach gefalteten Abbildungen bzw. Pläne etwas stockfleckig. - Insgesamt sauberes und erfreulich gut erhaltenes Exemplar des seltenen Bandes.

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        Ian Hamilton's March

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1900. Together with Extracts from The Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War in Pretoria. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tool in compartments, single rule to boards, signature block to front board, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With Portrait, Maps and Plans. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War.

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        Architektonische Charakterbilder. Eine Auswahl deutscher und fremder baukünstlerischer Werke unserer Zeit. 1. Jahrgang, Lieferung 1-6.

      Ebner, Stuttgart 1900 - ( Erscheinungsjahr ermittelt, in den beiden Folgejahren erschienen zwei weitere Jahrgänge ) Mit zusammen 96 von 100 Lichtdrucktafeln mit Photographien sowie einigen Illustrationen oder Grundrissen. Jeweils in illustrierter OBroschur, Großfolio ( 45 x 34 cm ). Von den 100 Tafeln fehlen die Tafeln Nr. 11, 56, 62, 69. Auf den großformatigen Tafeln Werke u.a. von: Prof. Gabriel Seidl - Prof. A. Messel - Prof. Otto Rieth (u.a.Palais Staudt, Berlin) - A.L. van Gendt en Zonen - Horta - Hankar - Jules Hoffmann ( Einfamilienhäuser, Avenue Coyels Osy, Antwerpen ) - Otto Nebel - Martin Dürfler - Theodor Fischer - Ed Cuypers - Mutters - F. Brantzky - Emil Seydel (Rathaus zu Linden-Hannover) - F.R.Vogel - H.Schaedtler - M.G.Chedanne - Jacq. Winders - Van Rysselberghe - J.Peters ( Post in Amsterdam ) - Schreiterer & Below ( Synagoge in Köln ) - Hugo Hartung ( Villa Hartung, Grunewald bei Berlin ) - Erdmann&Spindler - Hans Issmayer - Kayser&Groszheim - Bruno Möhring ( Strompfeiler-Portal + Zollhäuschen der Bonner Brücke ) - Souvet - Gautier - Prof.Christoph Hehl - Carl Hengerer - Prof. Hocheder - Zaar&Vahl ( Loggia am Verwaltungsgebäude des Zoologischen Gartens in Berlin ) - Ludwig Otte ( Landhäuser ) - Schreiber&Arend - Prof.Meckel ( Umbauten am Römer in Frankfurt a.M.) - Prof. Emanuel Seid - Frise - Van Bogaert ( Eisenbahnviadukt in Antwerpen ) - G. van Arkel - Berlage ( Feuerversicherungsgebäude in Haag ) - E. Lorenz - Bihl&Woltz ( Friedrichsbau in Stuttgart ) - Düll, Pezold, Heilmayer ( Friedenssäule in München ) - Grässel. Die dargestellten Arbeiten meist aus dem Jugendstil sowie einige aus dem Historismus. Die Lieferungsumschläge teils etwas fleckig und angestaubt sowie teils etwas beschädigt ( meist am schmalen Rücken ). Die Lichtdrucktafeln teils etwas fleckig bzw. etwas fingerfleckig zum Außenrand hin, einige Tafeln mit kleinen Randläsionen oder gering angeknickt. Insgesamt aber von recht guter Erhaltung ( ohne ein möglicherweise ursprünglich vorhandenes Titelblatt oder Inhaltsverzeichnis ). - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rakkóx der Billionär/ Ein Protzenroman. Die wilde Jagd/ Ein Entwicklungsroman in acht anderen Geschichten von Paul Scheerbart.

      Insel-Verlag bei Schuster & Loeffler, Berlin und Leipzig 1900 - 8vo. Mit Buchschmuck von Jossot und einer blattgr. Illustration von Felix Vallotton. 4 Bl., 119 S. OHlwd. m. farbig ornamentierten Vorsatzpapieren u. Deckelbezügen u. OPapier-RSchild. Lubasch/Meyer S. 6 u. Sarkowski 1437 (mit Abb.) nennen nur die Ausgabe von 1901. - WG 7. - Erste Ausgabe. - Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen. Rückenschild stärker fleckig u. etw. berieben. Sonst ein sehr gutes Ex. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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

      New York: A.L. Burt. [circa 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&#39;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 there until 1924. Further interesting provenance on request. .

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        Paeonia Mountain. A Collection of 50 Choice Varieties

      1900. [JAPANESE PEONY CATALOGUE]. [Yokohama Ueki Kabushiki Kaisha]. Paeonia Moutan, a Collection of 50 Choice Varieties. Illustrated with 25 full-page chromolithographs, printed on rectos and versos of 13 leaves. Copyright leaf at end. Oblong folio, 300 x 410 mm., bound in original blue Japanese ripple-grained paper wrappers with lithographed paper label on upper cover, stab-stitched with yarn ties. Yokohama: [ca. 1900]. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of one of the special nursery sample catalogues issued by the Yokohama Nursery Company, a consortium of Japanese nursery owners who dominated the lucrative market of flower export at the height of the Western vogue for Japanese gardens. Earlier catalogues from the Nursery (notably their Maple catalogues) used pochoir (stencil-coloured) illustrations; the present catalogue, showing the stunningly bright blossoms of various different species of peonies, makes effective use of the full range of tones offered by chromolithography. The flowers are shown close up, most life-size or larger, against a background of green leaves and pale green sky; the effect is extraordinarily dreamlike. Two varieties are shown in each lithograph; each has a small rectangular caption with the catalogue number in Arabic numerals, and the name of the flower in Japanese with English transcription or Latin name. The copyright or colophon leaf at end, entirely in Japanese except for the words "copyright reserved," may supply the date. The Nursery issued catalogs until about 1922, which are collected as much for their aesthetic beauty as for the detailed evidence they provide of flower and exotic plant imports at the turn of the century. Individual trees (including bonsais) and shrubs from the Yokohama Nursery can still be found in the Arnold Arboretum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and among the cherry tree plantings in Washington, D.C. This is a spectacular example of one of the rarer flower catalogues issued by the Nursery. Two small abrasions to lithograph no. 35-36, tiny marginal tears to lower edge of first plate; corners a trifle bumped, some fading to covers, else a fine, bright copy.

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        Tales of the Wonder Club. By "DryasDust"

      [London]: Harrison and Sons, 1900. First edition. Illustrated by John Jellicoe and Val Prince after designs by the author. 3 vols. 8vo. In publisher&#39;s gilt-stamped plum cloth. Spine of first volume faded to brown, corners bumped, but overall a bright, tight set. Dryasdust Horror A classic collection of tales of the supernatural, first issued here by "Dryasdust", then later, in 1903, under the name of M.Y. Halidom. "M.Y. Halidom, itself a pseudonym, without doubt, is also a &#39;pen-name&#39; of &#39;Dryasdust&#39;, whose &#39;Tales of the Wonder Club&#39;, a rare and much-sought fantasy book, was the source of much speculation as to its author, at the turn of the century. The problem has never been satisfactorily solved and the talented author is an unknown, even today. There is little room to doubt that it is someone of importance in the literary world" (Wolff)&#11;In 2005, British businessman and writer Alexander Huth (1838-1914) was identified as the author of Tales of the Wonder Club under his psuedonyms "Dryasdust" and "M.Y. Halidom".

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        L&#39;Aiglon. Drame en Six Actes, en Vers

      New York & Paris: Brentano&#39;s & Charpentier, 1900. First American Edition. 263 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full green morocco gilt, spine faded to brown, by G.P. Putnam, the Knickerbocker Pree. With Signed Photo of Sarah Bernhardt, Extra-Illustrated With numerous inserted illustrations, including a signed photo of Sarah Bernhardt in costume as the leading role, Franz, Duc de Reichstadt; and numerous other illustrations inserted, including a fine albumen portrait frontispiece of the author, another full-length portrait of Bernhardt as Franz, several engravings of the historical personnages, etc. A lovely book.

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        Bits of Old Edinburgh; removed or altered under recent improvement schemes.

      Edinburgh: Banks. 1900 - Original cloth. Large folio. 22 color lithograph plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GEORGE WASHINGTON ( in two Vol.)

      Goupil & Company and Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1900 - Both volumes 1&2 Hardcovers in full original Red leather boards with tooled gilded eagles to the boards and spines with five flat bands . This is one of 200 copies this being 198 of the Edition De Luxe . Flowered end leaves top edge gilt other edges not trimed. With 88 full page plates 44 images in sepia tone and 42 black & white with two color frontispieces. This is the scarce in the original red leather De Luxe Edition with a very decorative gilt finish with Eagles at the center and corners and covered in gilt stars ( see image ). Condition : Very Good plus ,with edge ware and rubs , interior is clean and the binding is tight .Volume two inside front board hinge is cracked but binding is tight .Heavy set and extra postage will be needed. No internation orders on this set. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GibbsBooks]
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        Mr. Dooley on the Convention." Original manuscript of this humorous piece concerning McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and the Convention of 1900

      [New York], ca. 1900 - Written at the time of the 1900 Presidential Convention, this amusing piece, in "Mr. Dooley's" Irish dialect, deals with the prospect of Theodore Roosevelt's nomination as McKinley's vice-president, which time has shown to be an epochal event in American history. Mr. Dooley lightheartedly notes that, "'Tis well known that Mack was agin Tiddy fi vice-president. Th' las' thing he said to Mark Hanna when he laid down his thrunk at th' deepo was: 'Above all things don't put Rosenfelt on th' ticket - I wudden't fi all th' money in th' wurruld have yr rip this bright an' gallant leader fim' th' sarvice in his native state an' condim him to a horrible existence in Washington fi four years an' give him no chanst fi further priomotion -'" He continues discussing the appearance and attitudes of TR, and his reluctance to be nominated, ending with his strong suspicion that McKinley wanted him all the time. (A year later, of course, McKinley was assassinated and TR was President). Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936) had a distinguished editorial career on a number of newspapers, including William C. Whitney's Morning Telegraph, which led the Whitneys to become his patrons, and subsidize him as they might a son. Most of his "Mr. Dooley" sketches appeared between 1893 and 1905, by which time, having received more than a million Whitney dollars, and no longer needing the income from his pen, he virtually ceased to write. A large factor in Dunne's success was his use of Irish dialect, behind which he could amusingly conceal his very real outrage at the wrongs of the times. He has been called America's greatest humorist after Mark Twain. A significant manuscript Written on fourteen 11 x 8-1/2 in. pages in pen and (mostly) pencil, with numerous corrections. Light soiling to first and last page, a few bits of minor marginal fraying, else fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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