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        Vicomte de Bragelonne 5 volumes

      SOC OF ENGLISH & FRENCH 1900 CIRCA, NY - this is limited to #562 of 1000, marbled endpages, gilt decorated spine and top edge gilt, 3/4 leather, faded spine, corners lightly bumped, frontispiece & illustrations five raised band leather spine, Vol 1 487 pgs, Vol 2 483 pgs , Vol 3 487 pgs,vol 4 517 pgs, & Vol 5 467 pgs DATE PUBLISHED: 1900 CIRCA EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The New Metropolis: Pictures of Old New York

      D. Appleton, (New York 1900 - Limited edition. Very good portfolio in three quarter leather with tan cloth covered boards, gold stamping on the front board, with three gold emblems stamped in the leather, leather is scuffed with wear at the spine ends and corners, cloth ties have perished, a bookplate on the front pastedown, portfolio contains twelve plates mounted on boards, plates are in excellent condition, boards have a bit of age-toning. Number CL11 of 250 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Stanford's New Map of the County of London on the scale of four inches to one mile.

      London. 1900 - Size: 510 x 1415 mm. Fine condition. Original coloured lithograph. This folded plan is backed onto linen, and is part of a much larger 20 sheet plan of London by Edward Stanford. This plan extends southwards across The River Thames from Barking in Essex to Woolwich, Plumstead, Shooters Hill, New Eltham and Chislehurst in Kent. Parks and public spaces are all highlighted in colour. Main roads, railways, bus and tram routes are shown in detail. Scale at base of plan.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Original Art: Jewish Couple in Psychiatrist's Waiting Room

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

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        Skrifter af Viktor Rydberg (14 volumes )

      Albert Bonniers Forlag, Stockholm 1900 - Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Text is in Swedish. Text clean. Small number written lightly on front free endpage. Light tanning to spines, some spines slightly cocked. Illustrated endpapers. Embossed cloth, covers and spine, beautifully preserved. Boards lightly bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Vol. I: Dikter, Vol. II: Faust och Fauststudier, Vol. III: De Vandrande Djaknarne.- Singoalla., Vol. IV Fribytaren pa Ostersjon., Vol. V: Den Siste Athenaren,Vol. VI: Den Siste Athenaren, Vol. VII: Vapensmeden,Vol. VIII: Sagner, Berattelser och Skizzer, Vol. IX: Romerske Kejsare I Marmor, Vol. X: Bibel Lara om Kristus, Vol. XI: Medeltidens Magi Jehovahtjansten Hos Hebreerna, Urpatriarkernas Slakttafla, Vol. XII: Fadernas Gudasaga, Sibyllinerna och Voluspa, Astrologien och Merlin, Hjaltesagan a Rokstenen,Vol. XIII: Varia, Vol. XIV: Varia. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 118453. Oversized: additional shipping may be required for expedited and international orders. Please inquire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Tiny Alphabet Book

      Glasgow: Bryce, David and Son, (c. 1900). (58)ff. Contains two volumes bound as one: Tiny Alphabet of Animals and Tiny Alphabet of Birds. At the time of its publication, this was the smallest color-plate book ever printed. Each letter is illustrated with a full-page chromolithograph, for a total of 52 color plates. Top edge shows one spot of wear, else a fine copy bound in black leather, with a design of two children holding their ABC books. Gilt titling to front cover. A.e.g. (Bromer/Edison, p. 131; Welsh 5200; Bondy 72; Spielmann 489; American Art Association 13). (1 1/8 by 7/8; 29x22mm).

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        Signed Holograph Letter to Arthur Conan Doyle

      Written from London on the 27th of October, 1900, Churchill invites Doyle to introduce an upcoming lecture, ?Dear Dr. Conan Doyle, It will be very kind if you will take the chair at my lecture on the 5th of Nov. (afternoon) at the St. James Hall. I shall be much obliged if you will do so. I understand from Mr. Christy [Doyle?s lecture agent] that there are good reasons for hoping that you will consent. Yours very truly, Winston S. Churchill.? In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Signed personal photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa during the Boer War.

      South Africa: Not published, 1900/01 - Photograph (77 × 82 mm). Inscribed on the verso. Minor crease to photograph not affecting the main image. Excellent condition. A privately-taken and uncirculated inscribed photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa, where he served as a senior physician during the Boer War. This privately-taken photograph depicts Doyle standing waist-deep in a large hole, surrounded by detritus. The inscription on the verso of the image reads, "Xmas wishes. Pulling out of a hole in South Africa – like the British Empire. A Conan Doyle". Doyle was intensely patriotic, and wrote two best-selling books based on his experiences during the conflict, The Great Boer War (1900) and War in South Africa: its Cause and Conduct (1902). "The latter, translated into many foreign languages and braille, became the major international advocate of the British case in the controversial war, and bowing to his mother's insistence a somewhat reluctant Conan Doyle accepted a knighthood for it in 1902" (ODNB). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Northanger Abbey Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma

      Macmillan, UK 1900 - Reprints 1900/1901of the 1st Editions originally published in 1895-97 Six Books in Five Volumes. Illustrated throughout by either Hugh Thomson or Charles Brock. Lovely decorative art nouveau bindings. Books are very good++ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Bright matching spines. Contents good. Names and light foxing to endpapers. Occasional light foxing to a small number of pages and tissue guards. Un-common especially in this bright attractive state. Digital images available upon request. Ref 6880 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        Pride and Prejudice, 1900 circa Gresham Pub Co, London

      GRESHAM PUB CO 1900 CIRCA, LONDON - Arts Nouveau binding by Talwin Morris Art noveau decorated cover with peacock eyes, gold gilt lettering on cover & spine, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. General shelf wear; corners and spine bumped and rubbed DATE PUBLISHED: 1900 CIRCA EDITION: 392 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Fun and Frolic.

      Ernest Nister., London. - Ernest Nister, London and E P Dutton & Co New York. No 589 on title page. 'Printed in Bavaria' at foot of final page. nd of publication on title page [1900]. 2 copies on COPAC (Oxford and Cambridge).143[1]pp, illustrated throughout + cold frontis and 5 cold plates. Corners slightly bumped, head and tail of spine rubbed. Very clean. Very good hardback in publishers original cloth spine on laminated pictorial boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (ABA,PBFA )]
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        PUSSIES AT WORK

      Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. 1900 - Circa 1900. Almost very good condition. Father Tuck's Little Pets series. R.T. & S No. 6647. Pictorial cardwraps. Untearable, linen backed paper. 16 pages including covers. Four full page chromolithographs. 10 Blue, black and white pictures to text. Backstrip missing exposing linen which is not frayed. Covers a little scuffed and creased but still nice and bright. Front joint a little weak. Neat inscription in pencil to top edge of first page. Light browning to pages. Chromoliths in excellent condition. A lovely copy of a scarce title. [S] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Académie d'homme 2.

      Crayon et encre sur papier 1900 - - Crayon et encre sur papier Début XXème, 31 x 20 cm. - Dessin original au crayon, rehaussé à l'encre (technique mixte). Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'oeuvre, et signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Ce dessin fait partie d'une série de dix études réalisées pour Bertin vers 1920-1925. Très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français. Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle. Ne laissant que quelques oeuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques. En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses oeuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Square Book of Animals. Rhymes By Arthur Waugh

      London, William Heinemann,, 1900. Quarto, pp. 14 text. Publisher's cloth spine, pictorial paper boards, titles to front board. With 12 lithographs taken from the original woodcuts. A little rubbing to corners, some light offsetting to text, otherwise in very good condition. First edition, produced in 1896, published in 1899, post-dated 1900.

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        Characters of Romance

      London: William Heinemann, 1900. - A Fine Copy of Nicholson's Most Important WorkNICHOLSON, William, [artist]. Characters of Romance. Miss Havisham. Mr. Weller. Don Quixote de la Mancha. John Silver. Rochester. Sophia Western. Porthos. Chicot. Baron Munchausen. Miss Fotheringay and Captain Costigan. Madge wildfire. Mulvaney. Jorrocks. Gargantua. Mr. Vanslyperken. And Commodore Trunnion. London: William Heinemann, 1900.First edition. Folio (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches). Title page with dedication on the verso to William Ernest Henley and sixteen plates (seventeen subjects) in various colors with brown backgrounds. Characters include Sophia Western, Mr. Weller, Mr. Jorrocks, [Long] John Silver and others.Publishers original contemporary full hard grain navy morocco with five gilt borders (two of them with gilt corner pieces), gilt cover and spine lettering, gilt spine band and compartments, wide gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of the Montefiore family on front pastedown. A near fine copy. Considered by many to be Nicholson's most important work. The London true first is considerably less common than the American of the same date (OCLC locates 12 of the American but only one of the London, and of the nine copies to come up at auction in the last twenty-five years only one had the London imprint). Both imprints were originally issued loose in portfolios."Nicholson’s designs for Characters of Romance were probably finished by July 1900. A single edition of lithographic reproductions of the drawings was published in October 1900. These sixteen illustrations, each of which has its title inscribed within the border, are as follows: Miss Havisham (from Dickens’ Great Expectations), Mr Weller (from Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers), Don Quixote de la Mancha (Cervantes’ Don Quixote), John Silver ((R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island), Rochester (Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre), Sophia Western (Fielding’s Tom Jones), Porthos (Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers), Chicot (Dumas’s Les Quarante Cinq), Baron Münchausen [sic] (Rudolph Erich Raspe’s Baron Münchausen), Miss Fotheringay and Captain Costigan (Thakeray’s Pendennis), Madge Wildfire (Sir Walter Scott’s The Heart of Midlothian), Mulvaney (Rudyard Kipling’s Soldiers Three), Jorrocks (R.S. Surtees’ Handley Cross), Gargantua (Rabelais’ Gargantua), Mr Vanslyperken (Captain Marryat’s The Dog Fiend) and Commodore Trunnion (Tobias Smollett’s Peregrine Pickle). The titles given above are the titles given in the publication’s list of contents—which occasionally differ slightly from the titles inscribed on the plates" (Campbell)."Nicholson’s woodcuts were reproduced by lithography except for a few portfolios printed directly from the original blocks and hand colored Each has a heavy border—Nicholson was known as ‘the man who puts a thick black line round everything’—and within this border is a striking design, usually a single figure, made up of contrasting masses of black and one or more colors. The decorative appeal of these woodcuts was immediate and lasting" (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, p. 178).Campbell 97. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Square Book of Animals - Rhymes by Arthur Waugh

      London: William Heinemann, 1900. First edition. Square 4to. 12 color lithographs after original woodcuts. 14 pp. Original illustrated boards, chipped at extremities, cloth spine slightly frayed at front joint, light offsetting to text facing illustrations, else near fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Le roman de Tristan et Iseut (Tristran and Iseult, illustrated by Robert Engels)

      L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, Paris 1900 - At the close of the 19th century Wagner's opera "Tristan" opened in Paris, and many French were horrified by what they perceived as the German appropriation of what they considered "their" story. A leading medievalist, Joseph Bedier, set out to reconstruct the primordial, French version of the Tristan and Isolde story, and publisher Henri Piazza convinced Robert Engels to illustrate it. The result is one of the truly great art nouveau illustrated books. This is the first edition of both the text and the illustrations, both of which have been reprinted countless times in smaller formats and with inferior techniques. Engels' hand-colored illustrations transform every page into a marvel of design. Beautifully printed on thick handmade Vosges wove paper watermarked "Tristan et Iseut". Edition limited to 300 numbered copies. Large folio. Original wraps, with an embossed design on the front cover. Uncut. FINE AND BRIGHT, both inside and out, with the colors very fresh. In the original folding case (somewhat worn). Very rare, especially in such fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        GUIDA-ITINERARIO ALLE PREALPI BERGAMASCHE compresa la Valsassina, ed i passi alla Valtellina e alla Valcamonica, colla prefazione

      Hoepli,, Milano, 1900 - 2 voll. in-16, pp. XLVIII, 241, 1 cb, 64, bross. edit. tela verde con impressioni ai piatti. Il secondo vol. contiene 15 tavv., 2 gr. carte topogr. litogr. (mm. 540x670) e una carta ripiegata a colori con il profilo geologico. Le gr. tavv. raffigurano le prealpi bergamasche. Interess. descrizioni di Bergamo e dintorni, la val di Scalve, Valtellina, Val Seriana e Brembana. Bell'esempl. [MM1-002]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Armorial et Nobiliaire de l'Ancien Duché de Savoie (Tome IV - 1900)

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

      [Bookseller: Le Beau Livre]
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        Le Rire. Journal humoristique paraissant le samedi.

      Imprimerie du Rire, 1900 - 1902, Paris, - 2 volumi in-4° (318x235mm) in legatura in m. tela turchese e angoli con illustrazioni caricaturali impresse a secco e titolo in oro. Piatti pavonati. Comprende la raccolta dei numeri di "Le Rire" dal 313 (3 novembre 1900) al 416 (25 ottobre 1902), inclusi i rari numeri speciali del periodico; l'ottava annata del 1901 è presente nella sua totalità. Migliaia di illustrazioni a colori e in b.n. n.t. e f.t., dovute ad artisti come Forain, Toulouse Lautrec, Steinlen, Valloton, Gyp, Willette, Léandre, Caran d'Ache, Fau, Jeanniot, Métivet, Heidbrinck, Godefroy, Couturier, Hermann-Paul, Jean Veber, Cappiello, etc., e contributi testuali di scrittori come Jules Renard, Willy, Allais, Tristan Bernard. Per ogni numero sono conservate le splendide brossure originali, illustrate a colori da alcuni dei maggiori artisti francesi del tempo. Bellissimo stato conservativo. Probabilmente la più popolare e fortunata rivista umoristica francese a cavallo tra la fine dell'Ottocento e i primi decenni del XX secolo (ma il periodico seguitò le pubblicazioni sino agli anni Cinquanta del Novecento), "Le Rire" adunò il fior fiore delle arti figurative e delle lettere della Francia del tempo, sferzando impietosamente soprattutto la vita sociale e di costume nelle sue più varie manifestazioni e prendendo parte attivamente alle polemiche politiche, sostenendo, ad esempio, la causa di Dreyfus nel clamoroso "affaire" giudiziario che lo vide protagonista e che ispirò il "J'accuse" di Zola.

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        Works (Com

      University Society - Complete 32-volume set. Edition Royale No. 288 of 1,000. Published around 1900. Each volume with a frontis and several other photogravures. Half leather with marbled boards. Gilt decorations and titles. Leather gone from 2 of the volumes, half gone from 2 others, lesser loss on 4 others. Interiors are tight, clean. TEG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Novels of Balzac: Edition Definitive Limited (34 Volumes Total)

      The Gebbie Publishing Co, Philadelphia, 1900. Hardcover. Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 31 clothbound volumes numbered 480 of 1250 in the Edition Definitive Limited. Missing one volume: The Wild Ass' Skin. PLUS unnumbered Compendium with Notes and two unnumbered volumes of the Droll Stories. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down endpaper of books. Some volumes have notations on the front endpapers or cracked hinges. Cloth is grey, and the spines have leather labels. Top edge of the text-block is gilt. Boards are in generally in very good condition, with bumping to corners and spine ends, and with some possible light marks. Some of the spine labels are worn or have surface tears, but they are mostly bright and clear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: . Inventory No: 020768..

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        The Works

      London: Chapman & Hall, , [c.1900]. 30 volumes, octavo (222 x 150mm). Bound in contemporary brown half calf for Hatchards of London, brown cloth sides, raised bands, gilt to compartments, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. black and white engravings throughout. Bookplate to front pastedowns, Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few volumes with spine edges stressed, even toning to spines, a very good set. A handsomely bound library set of Dickens.

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        Action Du Champ Magnetique Sur Les Rayons De Becquerel. RAYONS DEVIES ET RAYONS NON DEVIES

      Paris, 1900 pages 73-76, presentee par M. H. Becquerel. [together with:] Sur la penetration des rayons de Becquerel non deviables par le champ magnetique. Paris, 1900; FIRST EDITION, pages 76 thru 79, quarto; presentee par M. H. Becquerel. Published in: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadiares des Seances de l’Academie des Sciences. Paris, 1900, volume130 (No. 2. 8 Janvier 1900) Quarto, original printed wraps, unopened, Japan paper repair to wrapper spine and fore-edge of rear wrap. Neatly housed in a custom half-leather clamshell slipcase.The above works are a follow-up to Madame Curie’s important discovery, in 1898, of radium and polonium. The Becquerel rays (above, called rayons de Becquerel) were later called radioactivity. In 1903, the Curies and Becquerel were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, based partly on the present works. Marie (Maria Sklodowska) Curie (1867-1934). Chemist, physicist, Professor at the Sorbonne, discoverer of the elements radium and polonium. Madame Curie succeeded her husband, Pierre Curie, as professor of physics at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1906, thus becoming the first woman titular professor at Sorbonne. She founded the Radium Institute in Warsaw, in 1913; she visited the United States in 1921 and was presented with a gram of radium-salt by President Warren G. Harding. Madame Curie was the only person to receive the Nobel Prize twice - once in physics, in 1903,and again in chemistry, in 1911. She was nominated for membership in the French Academy of Science in 1911, but was rejected by one vote, because she was a woman. The Curie (unit quantity of radon in radio-active equilibrium with 1 gram of radium) was named in honor of Marie and Pierre Curie. Madame Curie was a pioneer in the use of radio-activity in medicine, i.e., in treating cancer. This brave, brilliant and diligent lady research scientist ultimately gave her life for her work; she died of leukemia, caused by over-exposure to radio-active substances, at Haute Savoie, France, on July 4, 1934.. First Edition. Quarto.

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        Ravenala Madagascariensis (Traveller's Palm).

      Colombo, ca. 1900, albumen print on mount, 28 x 21,8 cm, photograph no 1107. KEYWORDS:ceylon / india

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        Kandyan girl lying on carpet.

      ca. 1900, albumen print on mount, 27,2 x 21 cm. KEYWORDS:ceylon / india / colombo

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        The Arabian Nights' Entertainments

      London and Felling-on-Tyne - The Walter Scott Publishing Co., 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA handsomely-bound collection of the stories from the Arabian Nights. %0D%0AWith a frontispiece. %0D%0AIncluding marbling to the textblock edge. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a red calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally, smart, with just some sunning and front joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Front free-endpaper has been removed. Previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper. Pages are bright, with just some scattered instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        POEMS OF SHELLEY

      London: Macmillan, 1900. From the "Golden Treasury Series. Spine evenly faded to mellow brown, all else fine - the usual Ramage beauty. From the "Golden Treasury Series" Small 8vo. lxvi, 340. Engraved vignette on the title page. Edited by Stopford A. Brooke. Bound by Ramage in full sage crushed morocco with white watered silk endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and gilt floral panel ornaments with two colors of onlays on the flower petals, the covers with overall designs of tall flowers with three colors of onlaid flower petals and a series of hearts at the bottom and with similar treatment on the dentelles.

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        A Practical Manual of House-Painting Graining, Marbling and Sign-Writing

      London - Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AAuseful reference book on House-Painting Graining, Marbling and Sign-Writing by Ellis A. Davidson. %0D%0AWith Nine Coloured Illustrations of Woods andMarbles, and Numerous Wood Engravings. %0D%0AEighth Edition. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a green cloth binding with lettering to the spine and front board. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. There is some bumping to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Front end paper is detached but present. Pages are generally bright and clean. There are some ink sketches to the reverse of the title-page. Overall: GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        SPECIMEN BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN WILSON AND SON (INCORPORATED) CONTAINING SAMPLE PAGES FROM CERTAIN CHARACTERISTIC BOOKS MANUFACTURED BY THEM AND ALSO SAMPLES OF THE VARIOUS STOCK, BOOK, AND JOB FACES, FOREIGN AND MUSIC TYPE, HEAD AND TAIL PIECES INITIAL LETTERS, ETC.

      The University Press, Cambridge 1900 - oblong 4to. cloth, title and logo gilt-stamped on front board, title gilt-stamped on spine. xii, 228, (2) pages. Type specimens offered by the press. Frontispiece, photograph of the press's plant. Includes a historical sketch, dating its beginnings to 1639, when Joseph Glover of London engaged the services of printer Stephen Day. Although Glover died enroute to Massachusetts, Rev. Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard, provided oversight of the press's operations. In 1879, John Wilson and Charles Wentworth became proprietors, adding to it the firm John Wilson & Son. Facsimile title page of a 1640 Psalm book included, along with black and white illustrations of a 1661 New Testament and the first press in America included. Index. Some examples of the work of Will Bradley. Boards soiled and scuffed at edges. Recased with original spine laid down on newer cloth. New endpapers. Old library stamp in corner of a few pages. Very scarce book. cloth, title and logo gilt-stamped on front board, title gilt-stamped on spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: George Routldge & Sons, 1900. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Gilbert James. Undated ca. 1900 with attractive photogravures after works by Gilbert James. Finely bound by Bayntun in full crimson morocco with elaborate gilt border of grapes and grape leaves and a lovely inlaid morocco depiction of a standing figure. A very finely executed binding. Chipping to leather at the spine ends, slight darkening to spine, otherwise a fine copy. Added moire endpapers and a red silk moire slipcase. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Illustrator: Gilbert James. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 045158.

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        The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne & A Garden Kalendar

      London: by S. T. Freemantle, 1900. LARGE PAPER EDITION. 2 vols., 10" x 7-1/2", one of 160 copies, signed by the editor and three artists, frontis portrait in each volume, two folding facsimiles, numerous plates and illustrations, many mounted on India Paper, with descriptive tissue guards, some browned. Bound in full green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers double ruled in gilt, front covers stamped in a gilt art Nouveau design, spine panels tooled in a similar design, gilt Art Nouveau style dentelles, top edges gilt, others uncut, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, by Bickers and Sons, hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, other than the spines beings sunned a FINE SET.

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        The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne & A Garden Kalendar. Edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe with an introduction to the Garden Kalendar by Very Reverend Dean Hole.

      Pub. S.T. Freemantle. 1900 - Two volumes with numerous illus. by Keulemans, Railton & Sullivan. Both volumes with armorial bookplate of Robert Clayton Swan. Bound in vellum with the spine of vol.1 rebacked preserving most of the original spine. A little foxing to one or two plates o/w. bright and clean. This large paper edition Ltd. to 160 copies of which this is No.67 and signed by Editor and Artists. A vg. set. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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        Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Freemantle & Co. / Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. 1900 - First American edition, n. d. [1900]; 6" x 8"; pp. [4], v-xvii, [1], 1-464; original pictorial boards; deckled fore-edge; gilt top edge; minor fading to boards; some rubbing to tips of spine (small closed cut to bottom edge); slight vertical line through front cover; pages mostly very clean with a few faint spots of foxing limited to first and last several pages; illustrated with color fronts and 100 b & w full-page illustrations; very good or better. "A New Translation by Mrs. Edgar Lucas." The original Rackham-illustrated "Grimm's Fairy Tales," which brought Arthur Rackham his enormous fame and prompted the publishing of the 1909 deluxe signed edition. The great illustrator himself pointed out in the 1909 edition's prefatory note: "Some years ago a selection of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" with one hundred illustrations of mine in black and white was published - in 1900, by Messrs. Freemantle and Co., and afterwards by Messrs. Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd. At intervals since then I have been at work on the original drawings, partially or entirely re-drawing some of them in colour, adding new ones in colour and in black and white, and generally overhauling them as a set, supplementing and omitting, with a view to the present edition. Of the forty coloured illustrations, many are elaborations of the earlier black and white drawings or are founded on them. The frontispiece, and those facing pp. 34, 70, 94, 104, 116, 118, and 190 are entirely new, and several of the text illustrations also have not been published before. The remaining illustrations in the text have been reconsidered and worked on again to a greater or lesser degree." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ZH BOOKS, IOBA]
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        DAYS IN CATLAND with Louis Wain (Father Tuck's Panorama)

      London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Very Good/No dust Jacket. 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to Landscape (approx. 30 x 27cm) No date, C.1900-1910, first edition (and presumably only edition), 4 chromolithographed plates in concertina form that fold out to create a large panorama with 14 numbered card figures of cats, and corresponding numbered slits in the panorama to insert the cat figures. On the reverse of the panorama is a b/w story rhyme with b/w illustrations also by Loius Wain. Publisher's chromolithographed covers, with pocket in the rear panel to house the cat figures. A very good bright copy. Covers slightly worn around edges, folding joints expertly and inconspicuously reinforced with conservator's linen. Full complement of 14 figures all complete and bright wih minimal wear, the odd one with minimal repair to the reverse. Small part of rear pocket flap replaced. A very good to fine copy of this rare Louis Wain "toy book". .

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        FATHER TUCK';S FAIRY LAND. PANORAMA

      Rapheal Tuck & Sons, Ltd: London, 1900. Very Good binding. A remarkable production with 36 chromolithographed figures, numbered 1-19 and 1a - 17a. The 8 chromolithographed pages fold accordion style, and the figures, generally housed in the pocket at the rear fit into correspondingly numbered spaces. "A variety of scenes, however, can be formed, and unending pleasure provided, by placing the figures in innumerable positions".The text of the stories is printed on the verso of the panoramas. Two of the pieces have been mended -- the rabbit (#4) and the woman with spoon (#6a). Two have been mended with parts replaced in facsimile -- the man with ax (#18) and the duck (#19). The flap to the rear pocket has been mended as well. With 36 cut-out figure, instead of the more usual 16, this is one of the more elaborate of the Father Tuck's Panorama series. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. ]
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        DAYS IN CATLAND with Louis Wain (Father Tuck's Panorama)

      Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London 1900 - No date, C.1900-1910, first edition (and presumably only edition), 4 chromolithographed plates in concertina form that fold out to create a large panorama with 14 numbered card figures of cats, and corresponding numbered slits in the panorama to insert the cat figures. On the reverse of the panorama is a b/w story rhyme with b/w illustrations also by Loius Wain. Publisher's chromolithographed covers, with pocket in the rear panel to house the cat figures. A very good bright copy. Covers slightly worn around edges, folding joints expertly and inconspicuously reinforced with conservator's linen. Full complement of 14 figures all complete and bright wih minimal wear, the odd one with minimal repair to the reverse. Small part of rear pocket flap replaced. A very good to fine copy of this rare Louis Wain "toy book". Size: 4to Landscape (approx. 30 x 27cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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        The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments

      Edinburgh: Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell [1900]. . Miniature book, covers measuring 48 x 33 mm, (vi), 876 pp. Complete with the magnifying glass in a pocket at the front, top corners of early leaves bumped. Original blind stamped calf with some rubbing, an old glued repair reattaching the chain to the foot of the lower cover, with the original wooden lectern standing 5½ inches high and in excellent condition. Welsh 565.&

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, June 1900, Vol. LX, No. 2 - Includes "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy - With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun's Energy", by Nikola Tesla

      The Century Co., New York 1900 - Pages 158-320 + 88 pages of advertisements. Pages 175 through 211 present Tesla's famous article "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy" which includes ten excellent black and white photos documenting just some of his incredible experiments and demonstrations. According to the table of contents these photos are published here for the first time. Clean and unmarked with average wear. Short openings and small chips to periphery. Binding intact. A sound copy of this superb Tesla collectible. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray (13 Volumes)

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1900 - A finely bound brown leather, 13 volume set of Thackeray; published between 1900 and 1914. Approximately, 8000 pages with illustrations by Thackeray, Richard Doyle, George Cruickshank, John Leech etc. Frontis with tissue guards in each volume. Top each edge gilt, raised bands to spine. Gilt decoration, red and black title labels to spine, red and yellow headbands. Really splendid, original condition. Very heavy set, please request postal quote [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Camilla's Bookshop]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      - - 'A New Edition to Which is Added a Complete Index of the Whole Work'- United States Book Company, New York- No Date (Circa 1900)- SIX VOLUMES- Maroon cloth HARDCOVER with titles and decoration in gold on spines (all GOLD present and with luster), GOOD+. Light wear. GOLD GILT top edge. This is an ORIGINAL, VINTAGE HARDCOVER SET of the CLASSIC POLITICAL REFERENCE 'THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE,' by Edward Gibbon. This is NOT a new print-on-demand; it is NOT a pdf; it is the BEAUTIFULLY BOUND ANTIQUE BOOK set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Maine Bookhouse]
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        Works of William Harrison Ainsworth Edition de Luxe

      London - G. J. Howell and Company 1900 - A handsome uniformly bound 'Edition de Luxe' collection of novels by William Harrison Ainsworth illustrated by George Cruikshank, Phiz, John Gilbert, Tony Johannot, Hablot K. Browne andJohn Franklin. In fifteen volumes. Titles are as follows: Windsor Castle, An Historical Romance; Crichton; Auriol or, The Elixir of Life; The Spendthift,A Tale; The Miser's Daughter; The Lancashire Witches, A Romance of Pendle Forest; The Star-Chamber, An Historical Romance; Jack Sheppard,ARomance; Boscobel or, The Royal Oak, A Tale of theYear 1651; Mervyn Clitheroe; The Tower of London, An Historical Romance; Old Saint Paul's,ATale ofthe Plague and theFire; Ovingdean Grange, A Tale of the South Downs; TheFlitch of Bacon or, TheCustom of Dunmow, A Tale of theEnglish Home;and Guy Fawkes or, The Gunpowder Treason, An Historical Romance. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English historical novelist . He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Condition: Handsomely bound in cloth with decorative gilt to spines. Externally, in excellent condition with only very slight fading to some spines and the odd very slight mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with odd spotting and handling marksto some volumes and slight foxing to some endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        LONDON TO LADYSMITH. Via Pretoria

      Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1900. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.2 inches). Illustrated with four maps, three of them fold out, & four plans in the text. A very good bright and clean copy, finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London, in half red morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Red cloth on boards. Pink endpapers. Top edge gilt. Cloth to the boards is a little mottled but this is a lovely copy of this early work by Churchill.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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