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        Ercole Tomei

      Leipzig: Verlag Max Spohr (1900). 175pp - Leipzig: Verlag Max Spohr (1900). 175pp. learned In high school they love each other : the musicians Ercole Tomei and sometimes pedantic professor Gerhart Buchner. After Ercoles marriage itself Büchner limited to the role of the good family friend, but his jealousy awakened, as Ercole includes new male friendships. About the Author : Guido Eckardt Hermann (1873-1951) was a musician and journalist for decades the most influential figures of cultural life in Riga. Previously, it had years of travel to Berlin and Munich, led by Paris and Rome. In this phase of life emerged three novels, which he published under the pseudonym Fritz Geron Pernauhm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stehender weiblicher Akt beim Bade in einem Gewässer, das rechts und links von hochaufragenden Felsen eingeschlossen ist.

      . Tempera und Öl, auf geöltem braunem Papier, rechts unten signiert "Georg Poppe". 34,4:26 cm. In den Rändern links und unten ungleichmäßig beschnitten, in der linken unteren Ecke ein Nagellöchlein. Mit dem vorliegenden Blatt, das sich durch eine spannungsreiche Komposition und Pinselführung auszeichnet, griff Poppe auf ein bei den französischen Impressionisten beliebtes Bildthema zurück - der Akt im Freien. In der statuarischen Auffassung der Figur werden zudem Erinnerungen an Plastiken der klassischen Antike wach.. Georg Poppe besuchte 1900-1902 die Kunstschule in Breslau und 1903-1911 die Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe, wo er ein Meisterschüler W. Trübners (1851-1917) war. Nach Beendigung seiner Studienzeit im Jahr 1911 lebte er als freischaffender Maler und Graphiker in Frankfurt am Main.

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        Hart am Wind" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca. 65x100cm; links unten signiert "Erwin Günter" und bezeichnet "Ddf." (Düsseldorf); um 1900

      - Maße im dekorativen Rahmen (79x113cm).

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        The Works of H Fielding Edited by G Saintsbury With Illustrations by Herbert Railton and E J Wheeler

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1900-01., 1900. 12 volumes; small 8vo. Contemporary dark green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines uniformly faded to brown, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Illustrated with 3 plates per book. Showing a little rubbing to extremities. A handsome set.

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        Skerryvore: Rare Original Plans for Proposed Alterations to Skerryvore

      Bournemouth: None, 1900. First printing. [Framed Documents]. Very Good +. ORIGINAL 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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        Album mit 100 Photochromdrucken, beidseitig auf Kartontafeln eingesteckt. Zürich um 1900. Quer 4°. Hldr. d. Zt.

      . . Umfangreiche Sammlung, jew. rückseitig mit Stempel der Photochrom.- Mit Ansichten von Athen (9), Konstantinopel u. Posporus (19), Algier (7), Venedig (3), Miramar, Krain (2), Abbazia, Sebenico, Pola, Zara, Madeira (15), Bordeaux (7), Paris (22), Versailles (4), London (7).- Album etw. berieben.# Collection with 100 inserted Photochrom.- With views of Athens (9), Constantinopel and Bosphorus (19), Algiers (7), Venice (3), Miramar, Krain (2), Abbazia, Sebenico, Pola, Zara, Madeira (15), Bordeaux (7) Paris (22), Versailles (4), London (7).

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        Ein Märchenkranz 6 kleine Klavierstücke. Autograph musical autograph manuscript signed

      Ca. 1900-1905. Folio (338 x 270 mm. [i] (title), 2-11, [ii] (blank) pp. Notated in ink on printed 10-stave music paper "C. F. Zeller No. 8." In C minor. Tempo and expression markings in German, with remarkable orthographical errors. The form of the work is cyclical; the final piece takes up the music of the first. With notational corrections and annotations in pencil, possibly autograph, including fingering to no. 3 and "finis" to end of final piece. Somewhat browned. Title leaf frayed at edges and slightly soiled.. An uUnpublished early work. Listed in MGG2 and on the website of the Dansk Komponist Forening (Danish composers' union). Not in Grove. Danish composer Paul von Klenau spent most of his life in Germany and Austria. "With his move in 1902 to the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, where he studied composition under Bruch and the violin under Hali , he started to enter Germanic circles, and as he did so came to receive less recognition in Denmark. In 1904 he went to Munich as a pupil of Thuille... [and later] to Stuttgart, where he studied with von Schillings (1908) and took a post at the Hofoper (1909). A large number of letters from Klenau to Alban Berg, dated from 1920 until the latter's death in 1935, attest to a close friendship. Some letters to Schoenberg also show that, while probably not a pupil of his, Klenau was certainly intimate with the Schoenberg circle... Klenau... turned in his later years to composing operas and symphonies in which his style moved... towards Schoenbergian atonal procedures. Such a move, particularly during the Third Reich, aroused considerable controversy. Yet the composer skilfully managed to circumvent charges of decadence by proclaiming his loyalty to the Nazi regime, and by publishing a series of articles claiming that his use of 12-note technique derived from Wagner, avoiding any mention of Schoenberg." Thomas Michelsen and Erik Levi in Grove online

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        MUSÉE CENTENNAL DE LA CLASSE 12 (PHOTOGRAPHIE) A L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSALLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1900 A PARIS:

      (Saint-Cloud) : Imprimerie Belin Frères, 1900. First ed. 4to., 35 pp., (45) illustrations from b&w photographs, drawings and graphs. Printed wrappers. Aside from light toning at the edges of the front wrapper, a fine, as new copy. Housed in a newly made cloth over boards pamphlet case. The International World Exposition of 1900, held in Paris, was attended by nearly 50 million visitors. The exhibitions showcased the latest achievements in the sciences, arts and manufacturing; among them were two important applications of the photographic process, Métrophotographie (photogrammetry) and Chronophotographie, each a form of measurement documented with the aide of the camera and film. Beginning in 1849, Colonel Amié Laussedat devised a photographic method and instruments for use in projective geometry as applied to topographic and architectural measurements. Etienne-Jules Marey is considered the inventor of chronophotography, the study of human and animal movement sequentially recorded on film, the precursor of the cinema. In this publication, both Laussedat and Marey outline the history and shows examples of the instruments and applications of their processes. Scarce with OCLC locating only 7 copies.

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        MUSÉE CENTENNAL DE LA CLASSE 12 (PHOTOGRAPHIE) A L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSALLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1900 A PARIS: MÉTROPHOTOGRAPHIE & CHRONOPHOTOGRAPHIE.

      Imprimerie Belin Frères, (Saint-Cloud) 1900 - 4to., 35 pp., (45) illustrations from b&w photographs, drawings and graphs. Printed wrappers. Aside from light toning at the edges of the front wrapper, a fine, as new copy. Housed in a newly made cloth over boards pamphlet case. The International World Exposition of 1900, held in Paris, was attended by nearly 50 million visitors. The exhibitions showcased the latest achievements in the sciences, arts and manufacturing; among them were two important applications of the photographic process, Métrophotographie (photogrammetry) and Chronophotographie, each a form of measurement documented with the aide of the camera and film. Beginning in 1849, Colonel Amié Laussedat devised a photographic method and instruments for use in projective geometry as applied to topographic and architectural measurements. Etienne-Jules Marey is considered the inventor of chronophotography, the study of human and animal movement sequentially recorded on film, the precursor of the cinema. In this publication, both Laussedat and Marey outline the history and shows examples of the instruments and applications of their processes. Scarce with OCLC locating only 7 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lord Jim

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900. Very good, with a some intermitent foxing throughout, rubbing to extremities, and carelessly cut pages, resulting in ragged top edge. Green cloth covers have a couple of unobtrusive spots. ( see photos ). Front hinge a little tender, but still a sound, unadulterated copy of the first printing, with all issue points.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Mathematische Probleme.Leipzig: Teubner, 1901.

      First complete publication, extremely rare offprint issue, of Hilbert's famous and enormously influential address to the International Congress of Mathematicians at Paris in 1900 in which he set forth a list of twenty-three problems that he predicted would be of central importance to the advance of mathematics in the twentieth century. Hilbert's paper was first published in <i>Nachrichten der Königliche Gesellschaft zur Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Mathematische-physikalischen Klasse</i> 3 (1900), pp. 253-97, and reprinted with additions as the offered work. "Hilbert's problems came in four groups. In the first group were six foundational ones, starting with an analysis of the real numbers using Cantorian set theory, and including a call for axioms for arithmetic, and the challenge to axiomatise physics. The next six drew on his study of (algebraic) number theory, and culminated with his revival of Kronecker's <i>Jugendtraum</i>, and the third set of six were a mixed bag of algebraic and geometric problems covering a variety of topics. In the last group were five problems in analysis - the direction that Hilbert's own interests were going. He asked for a proof that suitably smooth elliptic partial differential equations have the type of solutions that physical intuition (and many a German physics textbook) suggest, even though it had been known since the 1870s that the general problem of that kind does not. He made a specific proposal for advancing the general theory of the calculus of variations" (Gray).<br/><br/> "As the nineteenth century drew to its close, David Hilbert (1862-1943), then regarded as a leading mathematician of his generation, presented a list of twenty- three problems, which he urged upon the attention of his contemporaries. They have entered the folklore of professional mathematicians; even a partial solution of one of them has given its author(s) much prestige...<br/><br/> "The motivation was the Second International Congress of Mathematicians, held in Paris early in August 1900, which Hilbert was invited to address. He seems to have thought of the topic by December 1899, for he sought then the opinion of his close friend Hermann Minkowski (1864-1909), and again in March of another ally, Adolf Hurwitz (1859-1919). But apparently he delayed writing the paper until May or June, so that the lecture was left out of the Congress programme. However, by mid-July he must have sent it for publication by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, of which he was a member, for Minkowski was then reading the proofs; very likely no refereeing had occurred. Hilbert spoke in the Sorbonne on the morning of 8 August 1900, not in a plenary lecture but in the section of the Congress on bibliography and history; he proposed "the future problems of mathematics," working from a French translation of his text that was distributed to the members of the audience. A summary of it soon appeared in the recently founded Swiss journal <i>L'Enseignement Mathématique</i>; the original seems not to have been published. For reasons of time he described there only ten problems. The full story was soon out with the Göttingen Academy; next year it was published again, with three additions, in the <i>Archiv der Mathematik und Physik</i> ... The <i>Archiv</i> version was translated in full into French for the Congress proceedings by the French mathematician and former diplomat Léonce Laugel, who added a few footnotes of his own. His translation appeared both there and as a separate undated pamphlet under the title <i>Mathematical Problems ...</i><br/><br/> "The few pages of preamble appraised problems in general and the development of mathematical knowledge as Hilbert saw it; near the end he expressed his optimism with a slogan that he would repeat in later life: '<i>for in mathematics there is no ignorabimus!</i>' . The modernistic flavour of the problems lay not only in their unresolved status but also in the high status given to axiomatisation in solving or even forming several of them" (Grattan-Guinness). <br/><br/> "The first half-dozen problems pertained to the foundations of mathematics and had been suggested by what he considered the great achievements of the century just past: the discovery of the non-euclidean geometry and the clarification of the concept of the arithmetic continuum, or real number system. These problems showed strongly the influence of [Hilbert's] recent work on the foundations of geometry and his enthusiasm for the power of the axiomatic method. The other problems were special and individual, some old and well known, some new, all chosen, however, from fields of Hilbert's own past, present and future interest" (Reid, <i>Hilbert</i> (1970), p. 70). In the second of these problems, Hilbert called for a mathematical proof of the consistency of the arithmetic axioms - a question that, in a later incarnation, turned out to have great bearing on the development of both mathematical logic and computer science when the problem was addressed by Gödel and Turing. <br/><br/> "Several main branches of mathematics were impressively covered or at least exemplified by problems: number theory and higher and abstract algebra (Hilbert's two main research specialities up to that time), most of real- and complex-variable analysis, and the still emerging branch of topology. Geometry was more patchily handled; in particular, the achievements of the Italian geometers largely eluded him. Apparently untalented in languages, he had trouble reading even technical Italian. Among problems directly inspired by Hilbert's own work, the Fourteenth Problem grew out of his proofs in the early 1890s that systems of algebraic invariants always possess finite bases. However, he forgot to cite Hurwitz's recent contribution ['Über die Erzeugung der Invarianten durch Integration,' <i>Nachrichten Königlichen Gesellschaft Wissenschaften Göttingen, math.-physik. Klasse</i> (1897), 71-90]; he apologised to his friend in November 1900 and added a paragraph to the <i>Archiv</i> version. <br/><br/> "Some problems were handled with great perspicuity. In particular, in the Fifth Problem on the theory of Sophus Lie (1842-1899) of continuous groups of transformations, not only did he pose a specific problem invoking the differentiability of the pertaining functions, but also a broader one about weakening that property. The latter is still far from a general answer ... <br/><br/> "The importance of Hilbert's lecture was grasped quite soon after the Congress; for example, Laugel's translation of the full version was published in its proceedings with the plenary lectures although it had not been so delivered. But the reaction after the lecture was "a rather desultory discussion," to quote from the report on the Congress prepared by Charlotte Angas Scott (1858-1931) for the <i>Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society</i>. Two comments were made. Firstly, the Italian mathematician Giuseppe Peano (1858-1932) remarked that the Second Problem on the consistency of arithmetic was already essentially solved by colleagues working on his project of mathematical logic and that the forthcoming Congress lecture by Alessandro Padoa (1868-1937) was pertinent to it... Secondly, the German mathematician Rudolf Mehmke (1857-1944) made a point about numerical methods that bore upon the Thirteenth Problem on resolving the quintic: it led to a new paragraph in the <i>Archiv</i> version..." (Grattan-Guinness). <br/><br/> "Hilbert's problems ranged greatly in topic and precision. Some of them are propounded precisely enough to enable a clear affirmative or negative answer, like the 3rd problem, which was the first to be solved, or the 8th problem (the Riemann hypothesis). For other problems, such as the 5th, experts have traditionally agreed on a single interpretation, and a solution to the accepted interpretation has been given, but closely related unsolved problems exist. Sometimes Hilbert's statements were not precise enough to specify a particular problem but were suggestive enough so that certain problems of more contemporary origin seem to apply, e.g. most modern number theorists would probably see the 9th problem as referring to the conjectural Langlands correspondence on representations of the absolute Galois group of a number field. Still other problems, such as the 11th and the 16th, concern what are now flourishing mathematical sub-disciplines, like the theories of quadratic forms and real algebraic curves. There are two problems that are not only unresolved but may in fact be unresolvable by modern standards. The 6th problem concerns the axiomatization of physics, a goal that twentieth century developments of physics (including its recognition as a discipline independent from mathematics) seem to render both more remote and less important than in Hilbert's time. Also, the 4th problem concerns the foundations of geometry, in a manner that is now generally judged to be too vague to enable a definitive answer. The other twenty-one problems have all received significant attention, and late into the twentieth century work on these problems was still considered to be of the greatest importance. Paul Cohen received the Fields Medal during 1966 for his work on the first problem, and the negative solution of the tenth problem during 1970 by Yuri Matiyasevich generated similar acclaim. Aspects of these problems are still of great interest today" (Wikipedia). <br/><br/> Here are the 23 problems enumerated by Hilbert. <br/><br/> 1. The cardinality of the continuum, including well-ordering. <br/> 2. The consistency of the axioms of arithmetic. <br/> 3. The equality of the volumes of two tetrahedra of equal bases and equal altitudes. <br/> 4. The straight line as shortest connection between two points. <br/> 5. Lie's concept of a continuous group of transformations without the assumption of the differentiability of the functions defining a group. <br/> 6. The axioms of physics. <br/> 7. Irrationality and transcendence of certain numbers. <br/> 8. Prime number theorems (including the Riemann hypothesis). <br/> 9. The proof of the most general reciprocity law in arbitrary number fields. <br/> 10. Decision on the solvability of a Diophantine equation. <br/> 11. Quadratic forms with any algebraic coefficients. <br/> 12. The extension of Kronecker's theorem on Abelian fields to arbitrary algebraic fields. <br/> 13. Impossibility of solving the general seventh degree equation by means of functions of only two variables. <br/> 14. Finiteness of systems of relative integral functions. <br/> 15. A rigorous foundation of Schubert's enumerative calculus. <br/> 16. Topology of real algebraic curves and surfaces. <br/> 17. Representation of definite forms by squares. <br/> 18. The building up of space from congruent polyhedra. <br/> 19. The analytic character of solutions of variation problems. <br/> 20. General boundary value problems. <br/> 21. Linear differential equations with a given monodromy group. <br/> 22. Uniformization of analytic relations by means of automorphic functions. <br/> 23. The further development of the methods of the calculus of variations. <br/><br/> A 24th problem, on the simplicity of proofs, was omitted by Hilbert but rediscovered in his original manuscript notes by German historian Rüdiger Thiele in 2000. <br/><br/> OOC 320 (<i>Göttingen Nachrichten</i> issue); I. Grattan-Guinness, 'A sideways look at Hilbert's twenty-three problems of 1900,' <i>Notices of the American Mathematical Society</i> (2000), pp. 752-7); J. Gray, 'The Hilbert problems 1900-2000,' <i>European Mathematical Society Newsletter</i> 36 (2000), p. 10-13.. Two offprints from Archiv der Mathematik und Physik, 3. Reihe, 1. Band, 1901. 8vo (236 x 163 mm), original printed wrappers, two small tears and a little piece missing from the bottom margin front wrappers, pp. [44]-63 & [213]-237

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        Sister Carrie

      New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1900 First edition, first printing. With an autograph letter signed by Dreiser tipped in to the front of the text. Finely bound in full dark brown morocco, with fived raised bands to the spine, beautifully decorated with flower and vine patterns in gilt, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, floral gilt turn-ins, pale pink silk moiré endpapers, with the original publisher's cloth bound into the rear of the text. Very good, with some rubbing to the hinges, top of spine shallowly nicked, spine lightly cracked and holding at the title page, minor creasing to the half-title, ALS with some splitting at the page folds, photograph of the author adhered to page 1, otherwise bright and clean pages. Overall, a bright copy of Dreiser's first novel in a handsome binding, with a literary ALS tipped in. This copy of Sister Carrie includes an autograph letter signed by Dreiser and addressed to Mike Gold, the founding editor of the American Marxist publication New Masses. In this letter, Dreiser writes about Gold's two contributions for New Masses and a potential letter of recommendation for a Guggenheim fellowship. First, Dreiser explains that, while he does not consider protest writing to be literature, Gold's writing has "that detached observation of reality" and suggests that he may be "more the artist than the social advocate." Dreiser is less supportive about Gold's Guggenheim application, suggesting that Gold pen his own recommendation and then let Dreiser review it. Notably, during his tenure as editor, Gold directed New Masses away from strict Marxism towards "proletariat literature," opting for more literary and stylistic left-wing writing. Indeed, New Masses included writing by many authors that later received more mainstream popularity, including Theodore Dreiser, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Dorothy Parker, Rex Stout, Upton Sinclair, Richard Wright, and William Carlos Williams. Sister Carrie tells the story Caroline Meeber, a young woman from Wisconsin who dreams of living a glamorous life in the city. After she moves to Chicago, Carrie becomes the mistress of two wealthy businessmen, through whom she is able to transform herself into a stylish urban woman. After moving to New York City, Carrie is able to fulfil her dreams of becoming a famous actress, but only to realize that material wealth does not elicit true happiness. Although today considered one of Dreier's best novels, Sister Carrie was initially met with mixed critical reviews and was not commercially successful. While the protagonist's lack of Victorian moral values all but ensured that there would be some negative criticism, much of Sister Carrie's initial lack of success was due to the publisher's distaste for the novel; after Dreiser made publication arrangements with Walter Page, his partner Frank Doubleday attempted to cancel the publication, but, being legally prevented from doing so, appeased himself by refusing to market the text properly.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Iconographie des Essences Forestiéres du Japon. Préparée par M. Homi Shirasawa, Inspecteur des Forêts. Tome I-II. 2 Vols.

      Tokio (Tokyo), 1900-08. Folio. (43x30 cm.). Bound in 2 contemp. hcalf. Covers gilt and with gilt lettering. 2 title-pages in French, 2 title-pages in Japanese and 1 colophon-leaf in Japanese in each volume. With 162 (88 + 74) fine chromolithographed plates, each with Latin nomenclatur and text in Japanese at foot. Some brownspots to the Japanese titles, plates fine and clean.. Extremely scarce first edition of this monumental work on the forest trees of Japan. The copies in the European libraries seems to be without text, and only a few having all the plates - "no text seen to vol. II" ( Stafleu & Cowan). A volume of text to vol. I published, but only in Japanese ??."Atlas of Forest Trees in Japan consists of two volumes. The author is Yasumi Shirasawa (1868-1947), who held a Doctor of Science degree in forestry and was the first President of Japanese Forestry Society, and an engineer of the Bureau of Forestry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce. Published in the 33rd year of the Meiji Period (1900), the first volume includes 88 plates of the trees in Japan painted by Nobumitsu Maruyama. The second volume was published eight years later, in the 41st year of the Meiji Period (1908), and contains 74 plates of trees drawn by Hideo Oishi. The two volumes together record 162 species of forest trees in Japan. The plates feature both the exterior appearance of each species and sectional profiles, as well as detailed illustrations of the transverse sections and the grain of each tree. The atlas is the earliest application of three-dimensional illustration techniques for the rendering of trees. Along with the rich shades and bright tones used to color each plate, the complexity and sophistication of the drafting capture each tree in remarkable vividness." (Taiwan Forestry Research).Stafleu & Cowan, 11.901

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        LOUIS AGASSIZ

      1900. GOULD, Alice Bache. LOUIS AGASSIZ. Part of the Beacon Biographies series, edited by M. A. DeWolfe Howe. Boston: Small Maynard & Co., [1900]. 24mo., embossed navy-blue cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. First Edition. Author's first- and only- work. Scarce! Very Good (gilt quite bright). $750.00.

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        Unser Bayernland in Wort und Bild, ein Denkmal für König Ludwig II. Nach den besten Quellen und unter Mitwirkung hervorragender Künstler dargestellt.

      Leipzig u. München, Wiest Nachf., um 1900.. circa 38 x 29 cm. Portrait von Ludwig II., 2Bll., 380 SS., 2 Bll., mit vielen Abbildungen und Tafeln Reich bedruckter Original-Halbledereinband mit lackierten, illustrierten Deckeln, goldgprägten Leinenvorsätzen, Goldschnitt. Vorzusgausgabe der grossen, reich illustrierten Monographie über Bayern. Hier in einem aussergewöhnlichen Spezialeinband, der an ein japanisches Lackalbum erinnert. Der Rücken ist in Leder, die schweren Deckel imitieren grosse Holzdeckel, sind aber wohl schwere Kartons mit einem Lackpapierbezug, der ein Holzmuster imitiert und vorne zusätzlich reich in Farben geprägt ist. Die prachtvollen Illustrationen vorne verwenden die Motive der Normalausgabe, die in blauem und grünem Leinen erschien. Es gibt sogar ein Musterbuch für diese Publikation, das jedoch nur die beiden Leinenvarinaten vorstellt. Die vorliegende Luxusausgabe, hergestellt von der "E. P. Berger Dampfbuchbinderei, Leipzig" ist für uns nicht weiter nachweisbar und wurde vermutlich nur in sehr wenigen Exemplaren hergestellt. Die blau-weiss-golf geprägten Vorsätze mit Blütenranken und dem bayrischen Wappen sind auf dünnem Leinen gedruckt, der Schnitt ist rundum vergoldet. - Schönes Exemplar, gering berieben, innen sehr frisch. Prachtvolles Exemplar mit ungewöhnlich aufwenig hergestelltem Einband.

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        Complete Writings of Hawthorne [set of novels/works including The Scarlet Letter, Our Old Home, Tanglewood Tales, The House of the Seven Gables, A Wonder-Book, etc ]

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1900., 1900. The Old Manse Edition, in 22 volumes, 8vo. Contemporary red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, marbled boards and eps; t.e.g. With Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles. A clean, lovely set.

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        Album de Cromos "Parera" .

      circa 1889-1900. Parera Editores. - . . . 1 Vol. . 95 H. Gran Folio. Media Piel. Artes Gráficas (Diseño gráfico), Filatelia / Numismática / Postas / Coleccionismo , Grabados , Siglo XIX . Magnífico álbum de cromos de la última década del siglo XIX. Dividido en 16 series temáticas, a su vez formadas por varias láminas de 15 ó 16 cromos en fototipia, orlados y montados sobre ilustraciones litográficas de autores como Fabrés o Saura, impresas en gran formato sobre papel de alto gramaje. Los cromos representan a personajes famosos de la época y están agrupados por la razón de su celebridad: actrices, monarcas, vedettes, políticos, militares. En total son 95 folios y más de 1425 cromos. .

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        Italien - Venedig-Konvolut, bestehend aus 19 handkolorierten Fotografien.

      Venedig, um 1900.. Original Fotografie auf Karton. meist 19 x 23,6 cm.. Leicht angestaubt, Karton etw. gewellt, z. T. mit Titel. - Exzellente Farbfotos.

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        LE PAVILLON SUR L'EAU

      Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud, Paris 1900 - Large octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") attractively bound by A. Cuzin in full mustard morocco leather, the boards with leather inlays of lily pads, flowers, and butterflies; gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Of a total of 350 copies, this is #31 of 80 printed on "papier du Japan ou grand velin d'Arches," with lovely color illustrations by Henri Caruchet interleaved with an additional suite of the illustrations on chine before letters. Gautier's translation of The Water Pavillion from Chinese to French in 1846 was, while not the first, one of the earliest. Gautier wrote plays, poetry, novels, short stories, and theater criticism. His most famous work is MADEMOISELLE DE MAUPIN, an historical romance based on the life of French opera star Mlle Maupin, who was a first-rate swordswoman and often went about disguised as a man. Another well-known work is his short story "La Morte Amoureuse," the story of a priest who falls in love with a beautiful woman who turns out to be a vampire. Armorial bookplate of Mexborough on the front pastedown. A few scuffs to the spine and edges. Near Fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Formenlehre der Norddeutschen Backsteingotik. Ein Handbuch zum Gebrauch für die Praxis und zum Selbststudium. A Morphology of the North-German Brick Gothic. Handbook for Practice and Self-Study

      Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1900 - Elephant Portfolio. 23 (1)pp. with white cloth back strip, 65 photolithographic plates. Original gray three-quarter cloth over gray, illustrated paper-covered boards with black lettering on cover. Illustrated half-title. A well structured handbook for Gothic designs building with bricks covering the basics as well as the decorative aspects, including superstructures and churches. Profusely illustrated with skillfully detailed in-text drawings and 65 photolithographic plates of measured architectural drawings. Text in German. Some wear along edges, chips and small tears, with some water stains along edges of covers. Sunned along edges of inside cover and flaps and light age-toning of text section and plates along edges, not affecting images. Portfolio in overall good, interior and plates in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices and Index by J.B. Bury. With: The Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon with various Observations and Excursions, by himself, edited by George Birkbeck Hill

      London: Methuen and Co., 1900-1905., 1900. 8 volumes in all; large 8vo. Contemporary binding of half brown calf by Bickers with gilt titles and gilt to spines, brown cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt others rough trimmed, marbled end papers. With folding maps. Binding slightly rubbed to extremities, uneven darkening to spines. Internally clean and sound. A very good set indeed, generously annotated.

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        A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Now entitled 'The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night'. With Introduction Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of The Nights

      Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers only, n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. The Medina Edition, Limited to 1000 numbered sets of which this is Number 350. Complete in 17 volumes, large 8vo., being 10 volumes of the Arabian Nights and 7 volumes of the Supplemental Nights. Finely bound in recent dark green half morocco with raised bands accentuated by gilt lines, twin red title labels and gilt tooling to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with etchings and photogravures, many from the works by Letchford. A handsome, fine set. 'The Thousand and One Nights (Alf Laylah Wa Laylah) or The Arabian Nights, as they came to be known, owes its origins to three distinct cultures and storytelling traditions: that of India, Persia and the Arab world. The Arabian Nights first appeared in its Arabic form around 850 AD and it has been considered a remarkable mystery in Classical Arabic Literature.'

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        Massacres of Christians By Heathen Chinese and Horrors of the Boxers

      New Haven, Conn.: Butler and Alger. Hardcover. 612 pages. Chronology of the Boxer Uprising. Glossary and key of Chinese terms. Black and white illustrations. "Containing a complete history of the Boxers; the Tai-Ping insurrection and massacres of the foreign ministers; manners, customs and peculiarities of the Chinese; oriental splendors; superstitions; secret societies; the opium habit; idol worship; industries; great cities; natural scenery; etc.... This great work contains full accounts of recent atrocities in China... Profusely illustrated with scenes in China and all objects of interest in that wonderful country." - from title page. Above-average wear and soiling. Hinges open. Partial lean to spine. Brown staining to lower corner of first ten leaves - text unaffected. A worthy copy of this chauvinistic work. . Fair. 1900. First Edition.

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        >Im Donaumoos<

      Original- Ölbild auf Hartfaser mit silbernem Barock- Holzrahmen der Zeit, um 1900.. Bildgröße 51 x 61; Gesamt- Größe mit Rahmen 69,5 x 78,5 cm links unten signiert. Vita: C.(arl) Walther, geboren am 9. 12. 1880 in Leipzig, gestorben am 11.2.1954 in Dresden, lebte zeitweise in München.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Jena, 2. VIII. 1900. - 2 SS. Gr.-8vo. Mit einigen eh. Notenbeispielen. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Mit großem Vergnügen habe ich in der Nr. 20 des 'Kunstwart' Ihre vortrefflichen Aufsätze über J. S. Bach und über die Gesamtausgabe seiner Werke gelesen. Um so mehr that es mir leid, daß in der Musikbeilage des Heftes eine Fuge in A moll von Bach in nicht ganz correcter Weise wiedergegeben ist. Als Vorlage für dieselbe hätte der Abdruck im Jahrgang 42 der Bachausgabe (Seite 175) dienen müssen und nicht die Edition Peters. Darf ich Ihnen die fehlerhaften Takte anführen? [folgen dieselben] [.]". - Mit zwei kleinen Randeinrissen, sonst tadellos.

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        Personhistorisk tidskrift.

      - Årg. 2-3 1900-1901, Årg. 5 1903 - Årg. 20 1918-19, Årg. 24 1923 - Årg. 31 1930, Årg. 34 1933, Årg. 37 1936, Årg. 47 1949 - Årg. 90 1994. 8:o. Illustrerade. Årg. 2 i samtida halvklotband. Årg. 3 och 5-9 i samtida halvskinnband, den första nött. Årg. 10-13, 16, 20, 34 och 37 i moderna imiterade halvskinnband, omslagen medbundna. Årg. 14-15 i samtida halvklotband. Årg. 17-19 i samtida halvskinnband. Årg. 24-31 i samtida halvskinnband. Årg 47-90 bundna i uniforma bruna halvklotband. 34 vol.*Utgifven af Svenska Autograf Sällskapet genom F. U. Wrangel. Utgifven av Personhistoriska samfundet genom bl. a. Carl Magnus Stenbock, Sixten Humble, Bengt Hildebrand, Uno Willers, Bertil Broomé och Björn Asker. [#\120385]

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        The Leather - Stocking Tales. Comprising: The Last of the Mohicans, The Pioneers, The Deerslayer, The Pathfinder, and The Prairie. With Illustrations by H.M. Brock and an Introduction by Mowbray Morris

      London: MacMillan and Co., Ltd., 1900-1902,, 1900. 5 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary red half calf with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, pink cloth boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Abundantly illustrated with line drawing black and white full page plates. Spines evenly sunfaded with some marking; fingermarks to a couple of boards; foxing to end papers only. The volumes are sound, internally clean. A superb set containing 4 titles in First Edition Thus.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Studies Scientific and Social, in 2 volumes, complete.

      London: Macmillan and Co., . First edition. 1900 - Pp. 1125; 110 text-figures and maps. Publisher's original forest green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the boards, 8vo. This is the rare first edition of an uncommon Wallace title. These two volumes present a collection of articles and papers by the author, which were previously published in journals between 1865 and 1899, and are presented here with some revisions and copious illustrations. Many of these individual papers are very difficult to acquire which makes this two volume set very hard to fine. Wallace is perhaps best known today as the co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, independently of Darwin. In 1858 the two men co-authored the first publication on natural selection (Tendency of Species to Form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection). A fine copy (as new) copy in spectacular condition.

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        Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems. [The works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc.]

      London: J.B. Lippincott Company, n.d. (c. 1900)., 1900. 12 volumes; complete. Small 8vo. Superb in contemporary full brown morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spines, brown silk end papers, all edges gilt. Each play illustrated with one plate. Some light rubbing and bumping to extremities. A sound, very elegant set.

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        Feste des Lebens und der Kunst. Eine Betrachtung des Theaters als höchsten Kultursymbols

      Darmstadt 1900 - 22,5 x 18 cm, geb. OPappeinbd., 25 S. 1 Bl. Mit illustriertem Titel und Widmungsblatt sowie Buchschmuck von Peter Behrens. Garvey-Wick 108. Schauer II, 6. Ein Dokument dt. Kunst (Kat. Darmstadt 1977) V, C 35 (mit Abb.). - Erste Ausgabe. Seltene Publikation Peter Behrens', der im Erscheinungsjahr dieses Werkes an die Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie berufen wurde. "Characteristic of Behrens and the Germans is the geometric control of the design, with the repetitive curvilinear forms subordinated to a strict framework. Behrens also designed alphabets and type, seen here in the decorated initial S and the simple Roman letters of the text. This adds to the clarity of the pages." (Garvey/Wick). Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        O.H.M.S.". An Illustrated Record of the Voyage of S.S. "Tintagel Castle" conveying Twelve Hundred Soldiers from Southampton to Cape Town, March 1900

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited,, 1900. Recorded and Illustrated by … Foolscap quarto. Original pale blue pictorial paper-covered boards. Profusely illustrated from photographs. A little rubbed, skilfully rebacked to style, marginal toning, else a very good copy. First and only edition of Shackleton's first publication, a joint self-publication with his co-author, the ship's surgeon. A fully subscribed print-run of 2,000 copies has not prevented this badly made book - printed on adhesion-prone art paper, and wire-stiched into paper-covered boards - from becoming decidedly uncommon, just 7 locations on Copac, OCLC adds 5. Essentially the cruise book of the Union Castle mail steamer's service as a transport in the Boer War, and typically providing a detailed record of daily activities, and - with an eye to possible subscribers - an exhaustive list of all of the men on board. Serendipitously this cruise was to have a crucial influence on Shackleton's future career, and on the history of polar exploration. During the voyage he met Lt. Cedric Longstaff, of the 2nd East Surrey Regiment - listed p.54, and pictured in the group portrait facing - son of Llewelyn W. Longstaff, linseed magnate, member of the Royal Geographical Society and friend of its president Clements Markham. In 1899 Longstaff had pledged £25,000 to Markham's scheme for a British expedition to Antarctica, drawing matching funds from the government, and putting the ship that was to become Discovery on the stocks. By way of a quid pro quo Longstaff had Markham's ear, and used the opportunity to recommend the Tintagel Castle's Third Officer, of whom his son had spoken so highly. The Longstaff Peaks on the Ross Ice Shelf were named for this influential patron. A well-preserved copy of this elusive and highly desirable book.

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        The Works of H. R. Haggard. Include: King Solomon's Mines, She, Montezuma's Daughter, Cleopatra, Alan Quatermain, etc

      New York: McKinlay, Stone and Mackenzie, n.d. (c.1900), 1900. 20 volumes; 8vo. With frontispiece illustrations. Bound in recent dark brown morocco with maroon title label, gilt title and gilt tooling to spines, brown cloth boards. A superb set of the works of H.Rider Haggard, writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre.

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        Au fil des jours

      first edition on the current paper it is printed as 15 Holland paper.Binding to bradel half percaline old red, smooth back with a gold finial, as part of Havana morocco, double net and date tail, preserved covers, contemporary binding.Rare autograph signed by the author to his friend Emile Deshayes on the first cover plate.Beautiful copy Bibliothèque-Charpentier Paris 1900 12x19cm relié

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        Societe Nationale d'Horticulture de France, Exposition Generale

      Paris, c. 1900. Hardcover. Fine. Half black calf and mottled green cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on upper board; oblong folio (381x280 mm); containing 71 mounted photographs by C[onstant] Robert of 65 Avenue de la Bourdonnais (credited on the front board), of a French exposition of orchids, roses, lillies, irises, bonsai trees, and fruit. 57 platinum prints and 14 silver prints, ranging in size from 89x127 to 164x229 mm, mounted to sheets (creating a thin border of beige, white, or pale grey) and heavy grey boards, arranged 1 to 4 per page, recto only. A lavish album, just a bit rubbed along the edges. The Paris horticultural society originated in 1827 and, as it grew, became the Royal Horticultural Society (1835), then, in 1885 the "Societe Nationale d'Horticulture de France." The exposition portrayed here was extensive and possibly associated with one of the great international French expositions of the turn of the century. All but two images are interior photographs of plants or displays, including close-ups of specific blooms, arrangements of fruit, wide views of the room, and an array of Bonsai trees in Oriental ceramic pots.

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        Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania

      New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900., 1900. First Edition. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper within border. Gilt bright. A lovely, tight copy with minor rubbing. Pre-dates the UK publication. Author's only novel, having just published a short seafaring tale 'Man Overboard' in Harmsworth's Magazine (1899). Both were epic adventure stories, perhaps mirroring Churchill's own early life and experiences, and represent his only attempt at fiction. Woods A3(a)

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        SALAMMBÔ

      Paris: A. Ferroud, 1900. First Rochegrosse edition, one of 400 large paper copies printed on vélin d'Arches and numbered 201-600, this being set no.418. Two quarto volumes; 3/4 burgundy crushed morocco and marbled paper, with titles and African motif tooled in gilt and multi-colored leather onlays to spines; original illustrated wrappers bound in; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; xxiv, 186pp, [1]; 232pp, [1]; illustrated frontispieces and title page vignettes, with 48 mostly full-page illustrations by Georges Rochegrosse engraved by Champollion; text is in French. Some pinpoint rubbing to board edges, else Fine. Flaubert's historical novel set in Carthage during the 3rd century B.C., during the immediate days following the First Punic War. The plot centers around the title character, a priestess and daughter of General Hamilcar Barca, who attempts to take back the sacred veil of Carthage from the camp of mercenaries responsible for stealing it.

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        JAPANESE WOMEN: AN ALBUM WITH 100 CHARMING POSTCARDS SHOWINGTHE JAPANESE WOMAN IN HER KIMONO, AND HER LIFE STYLE.

      A LOVELY PERIOD WORK WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF COLOR EXAMPLES Japan n.d. ca 1900- - 1920's. A green cloth photo album, fadedgreen leaves, 23 x 39 cm., very good, contains 100 cards inall: 71 hand-colored, 15 color, 14 b.w., cards, mounted inslits provide. A very nice period collection. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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

      - Gesamthöhe incl. Sockel und oberem Griff 27 cm, maximale Breite des Sockels 19 cm, Durchmesser des Uhrgehäuses 16 cm, maximale Tiefe des Sockels 8 cm. Die aufziehbare Uhr ist voll funktionstüchtig. Verso mit Nummer*1124263* nummeriert sowie mit einer geritzten Nummer *298254*, hierneben eingeritzt die Nummer *A88699*. Das Glas des Uhrgehäuses ist leicht fleckig, die Uhr selbst an wenigen Stellen gering berieben. Insgesamt aber von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 1900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        JAHRBUCH DER SCHIFFBAUTECHNISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT. 73 Bde. zw. 1900 (1.Jgg.) - 1981 (75.Jgg.).

      Berlin Springer. Insges. 73 Bände, alles EA, KEINE REPRINTS, fast komplett, incl. der sehr seltenen frühen Jahrgänge: 1900 (=1.Jgg.)-1935; 1937-1939; 1941-1969; 1971-1972; 1974-1981. Es fehlen also: 1936, 1940, 1970, 1973, der Sammelband zum 75. Jubiläum (von 1974) ist vorhanden. Es fehlen also: 1936 (=37. Jgg.); 1940 (41.Jgg.); 1970(64.Jgg.), sowie 1973 (67.Jgg.) +++ Alle Bände sehr gut erhalten (aus langjähriger Sammlerhand), bis 1917 Ebd. teils mit kleinen Flecken u. Rücken an Kapitalen teils leicht bestoßen, danach außen SEHR GUT bis FAST WIE NEU; Ex. bis 1917 einige Bde. mit kl. Stempel a. V., einige andere mit schönem kleinem Exlibris ("Staatsmus. Stockholm") auf Rückseite v. Vorderdeckel; ab 1918 keine Besitzvermerke, 7 Bde. (zwischen 1948 und 1972) mit wß. Biblioth.-schildchen am unt. Rücken u. Stempel auf Titelbl. ("Institut f. Schiffbautechnik Warnemünde; Ebd. 1941 ist dunkelgrün u. hinten leicht wellig u. fleckig; sonst innen u. außen alles s. sauber und fast wie neu. +++ Seit 3 Jahrzehnten ist dieses grundlegende Werk nicht mehr in (fast) komplettem Zustand angeboten worden. +++ Weitere Fotos gern von: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde. Hardcover Buch. Sehr gut

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        Lord Jim

      London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1900. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. A near fine example with only light shelf wear to the extremities and the endpapers ever so slightly browned. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First printing with the first issue points including the misprints "anyrate" p. 77, l. 5, "cure" (instead of "cured") p. 226, 7 lines from the bottom, the omission of "keep" after "can" p. 226, 7 lines from the bottom, and "his" p. 319, last line, being printed below the line. In a moment of crisis, an idealistic ship's officer abandons his post, leaving several hundred passengers to drown. The event at the center of Joseph Conrad's acclaimed novel establishes the character and fate of Jim. Tormented by his defection from his code of conduct, Jim embarks on the globe-traveling quest to regain honor. In the process, he insinuates himself as a leader among a people unaware of his past. Arthur Symons and other critics read Lord Jim as an exploration of Conrad's own 'ideal of an applauded heroism', an ideal that confronts the demands of pragmatism. Others see an allegory for Conrad's guilt over abandoning his native Poland or, alternatively, a story of universal shame. Conrad has come under modern attack for associating 'natives' with chaos and evil. But in Conrad's novels, it is ultimately the colonial system itself that is fraught with horror." (NYPL Books of the Century 67). Listed by Modern Library as one of the 100 great novels of the twentieth century.

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        THE RIVER WAR. An Historical Account of The Reconquest of the Soudan. By Winston Spencer Churchill Author of 'The Story of the Malakand Field Force, 1897.' Edited by Col. F. Rhodes, D.S.O. Illustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders. In Two Volumes. Second impression.

      Vol I : xxii, [2], 462, 32 Catalogue, pages. With 22 illustrations and 18 maps & plans - many folding. Vol II: x, [3], 499 pages. With 25 illustrations and 16 maps & plans - many folding. Original pictorial dark blue cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition, second impression. Some very light spotting else an excllent set.

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