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        Baedeker de la República Argentina

      Buenos Aires J. Peuser 1900 - First edition. Small 8vo (16 x 11 cm, pp xiii, 369, 11, 2 large folding plans, several illustrations, adverts, restored preserving the publisher's red cloth gilt; an attractive copy. This is the exceptionally rare first edition of the famous "Argentina Baedeker ". It is the first example of a "fake Baedeker"as Mr Martinez used the name "Baedeker" illegally. However this title is an excellent and comprehensive guide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The Englishman in China during the Victorian era as illustrated in the career of Sir Rutherford Alcock, many years consul and minister in China and Japan.

      Edinburgh, London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1900.2 volumes. Original black cloth (very sl. soiled). With 2 portraits, 6 maps (1 folding) and 28 plates . XII,442; VI,510 pp.* 'As Consul and Minister Alcock was so interwoven with the history of the period that neither the life of the man nor the times in which he lived could be treated apart' (Preface). - A fine set.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        A History of Our Own Times. In two volumes

      London - Chatto and Windus, 1900. London - Chatto and Windus, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful set of this late Victorian history, in tree calf prize bindings. New Edition. 'From the accession of Queen Victoria to the general election of 1880'. 'With an appendix of events to the end of 1886'. With a bookbinder's stamp for Relfe Brothers, London, to the front free endpapers. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In full tree calf bindings. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. A fewspots to the first and last few pages but otherwise bright and clean. Ink inscription to first blank of Volume I reading: 'King's School, Bruton, Corpus Christi 1907, Mathematical Set I (presented by Professor F. R. Barrell), F. J. Mc Rae'. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Works by Richard Jefferies

      06 - London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1900. 06 - London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of works from renowned English nature writer in both novels and fiction, John Richard Jefferies. With the collection comprising of:Wood Magic a Fable, being the third impression of the first Silver Library edition. Adorned with a charming frontispiece and vignette to the title page. Red Deer, being the fifth impressionof the first Silver Library edition. Featuring seventeen illustrations by J. Charlton and H. Tunaly. Field and Hedgerow being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies, new impression, completed by his widow. Complete with a frontispiece of Jefferies. Toilers of the Field, new impression, with a photographic frontispiece of Jefferies. The Story of My Heart. My Autobiography, being the ninth impression of the first Silver Library edition. Again, featuring a frontispiece of Jefferies. Jefferies valued and cultivated an intensity of feeling in his experience of the world around him, a cultivation that he describes in detail in The Story of My Heart. This work, an introspective depiction of his thoughts and feelings on the world, gained him the reputation of a nature mystic at the time. But it is his success in conveying his awareness of nature and people within it, both in his fiction and in essay collections that has drawn most admirers. Walter Besant wrote of his reaction on first reading Jefferies: Why, we must have been blind all our lives; here were the most wonderful things possible going on under our very noses, but we saw them not. Five volumes of the original six volumes in The Silver Library collection. Condition: All volumes are in their original maroon cloth bindings, with gilt detailing to the spines. Externally, all volumes are sound, with only some light fading to the spines. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound, although with the frontispieces detached to Field and Hedgerow and Toilers of the Field. Bright throughout and mostly clean, with only the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Alabaster Box

      London - Thomas Burleigh, 1900. London - Thomas Burleigh, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Alabaster Box, one of Walter Besant's final novels before his death in 1901. First edition. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with shelfwear and bumping and splitting to front joint causing slight lifting to backstrip. Slight straining to hinges. Internally, front free endpaper and title page starting, otherwise generally firmly bound. Slight marginal age-toning, though clean. Overall: GOOD.

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        THE MADEIRA ISLANDS, comprising The History of the Madeiras; Information for the Traveller and Visitor;

      London, Hurst and Blackett, 1900.. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1900.. A Treatise descriptive of the Native, their characteristics, religion, laws, and customs; and an account of the Commerce; the geography and geology the flora, the vine and the wine, and the fauna. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST UK EDITIONS, REVISED, 1900, 8vos, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, Volume 1: With forty-seven full-page illustrations, a map of Funchal, and a section of the Medici map; Volume 2: With twenty-nine full-page illustrations; maps of Madeira (2 coloured and folding) showing districts devoted to vine culture and the mountains and their heights; and fac-similes of old bills of lading, pages: (2), 324; 207 including index, in the original publisher's fine ribbed green cloth, gilt lettered upper cover and spine. Spines darkened to a tan colour, head and tail of spines slightly worn with neat repair to head of Volume 1, covers slightly unevenly faded at edges, a couple of minor marks to upper cover of Volume 1, neat inscription to front pastedown in Volume I, inner paper hinge in Volume I cracked, endpapers lightly browned, prelim pages 23-26 misplaced after title page in Volume I, title page in Volume I reinserted and very slightly worn and browned at edges, some gatherings begining to work loose, no loose pages as yet. A very good clean set. The author, an American from Philadelphia, was a fellow of the American Geographical Society and a delegate by Special Appointment to the Commercial Association of Funchal. The work was first published in Philadelphia by his family's own publishing house in 1896. It was a 12mo with 111 pages only and 40 illustrations. The author of this revision and expansion of the original work is not known. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. This set is heavy and will need extra postage.

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        TheOxford Thackeray

      London - Henry Frowde, 1900. London - Henry Frowde, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive set of The Oxford Thackeray with illustrations. With an introduction by George Saintsbury. This setcontains onlyten of the original seventeen volumes. The set consists of The Great Hoggarty Diamond, The Fitz-Boodle Papers, andMen's Wives in one volume, with 17 illustrations, Ballads and Contributions to 'Punch' 1842-1850 in one volume with 106 illustrations, Henry Esmond, The English Humourists andThe Four Georges in one volume, with 36 illustrations, The Paris Sketch-Book and Art Criticisms, in one volume, with 103 illustrations, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq and Miscellaneous Papers, in one volume, with 57 illustrations, The Wolves and the Lamb, Lovel the Widower, Denis Duval and Roundabout Papers, in one volume, with 60 illustrations, Vanity Fair a Novel Without a Hero, in one volume, with 193 illustrations, The History of Pendennis, His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy, in one volume, with 182 illustrations, Christmas Books, Rebecca and Rowena and Later Minor Papers, 1849-1861, in one volume, with 170 illustrations, andThe Newcomes, Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family, in one volume, with 172 illustrations. William Makepeace Thackeray (18 July 1811 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. He worked for Fraser's Magazine, a sharp-witted and sharp-tongued conservative publication, for which he produced art criticism, short fictional sketches, and two longer fictional works, Catherine and The Luck of Barry Lyndon. From 1837 to 1840 he also reviewed books for The Times. Later, through his connection to the illustrator John Leech, he began writing for the newly created Punch magazine, where he published The Snob Papers, later collected as The Book of Snobs. In the early 1840s, Thackeray had some success with two travel books, The Paris Sketch Book and The Irish Sketch Book. He achieved more recognition with his Snob Papers (serialised 1846/7, published in book form in 1848), but the work that really established his fame was the novel Vanity Fair, which first appeared in serialised installments beginning in January 1847. Even before Vanity Fair completed its serial run, Thackeray had become a celebrity, sought after by the very lords and ladies whom he satirised; they hailed him as the equal of Dickens. On 23 December 1863, after returning from dining out and before dressing for bed, Thackeray suffered a stroke and was found dead in his bed in the morning. His death at the age of fifty-two was entirely unexpected, and shocked his family, friends, and reading public. An estimated 7000 people attended his funeral at Kensington Gardens. He was buried on 29 December at Kensal Green Cemetery, and a memorial bust sculpted by Marochetti can be found in Westminster Abbey. Condition: In quarter calf leather bindings with beige cloth covered boards, and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some browning to the end-papers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Das Wesen des Christentums. Sechzehn Vorlesungen vor Studierenden aller Facultäten im Wintersemester 1899/1900 an der Universität Berlin gehalten.

      Leipzig, J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1900.. 8°. 2 Bll., 189 (1) S., 1 Bl., HLdr. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel.. Erstausgabe des noch im selben Jahr mehrfach aufgelegten Werkes. - "Dieses Werk des damaligen Professors der Kirchengeschichte an der Universität Berlin wurde mit einer Begeisterung aufgenommen, wie sie seit Jahrhunderten keine andere religiöse Flugschrift hervorgerufen hatte. Er verkündete die grundsätzliche Übereinstimmung der Lehre des Urchristentums, wie sie in den nichtrömisch-katholischen Kirchen bewahrt werde, mit den religiösen Bestrebungen, dem geistigen Klima und der Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmoral des 20. Jahrhunderts [...]. Harnack wurde [...] als die führende Autorität auf dem Gebiet der frühen Kirche international berühmt [...]. Sein Einfluß auf das geistige Leben Deutschlands war gewaltig [...]" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 698). - Einband tlw. schwach lichtrandig u. Deckeln min. verzogen. Name a. Titel. Vereinzelt Bleistiftanstreichungen. - Gutes Exemplar. - PMM 390; Kosch VII, 356; NDB VII, 688; LThK V, 16.

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        The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

      sp;- London - Macmillan and Co., 1900. sp;- London - Macmillan and Co., 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An assortment of the plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Bound by the Relfe Brothers (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Containing School for Scandal, St Patrick's Day; Or the Scheming Lieutenant, The Rivals, The Duenna, The Critic, A Trip to Scarborough, Pizarroand Verses to the Memory of Garrick. Condition: In an armorial calf binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some rubbing to the extremities and some marks to the boards. Some slight discolouration to the top of the front board. Internally, firmly bound. School bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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        Spanish Highways and Byways

      London - The Macmillan Company, 1900. London - The Macmillan Company, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very attractive work of travel writing by the American songwriter Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929). Bates was a prolific author of many volumes of poetry, travel books, and children's books. She popularized Mrs. Claus in her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride from the collection Sunshine and other Verses for Children (1889). Illustrated throughout with engravings from photographs, including a sweeping frontispiece of San Sebastian. Collated complete. With the bookplate ofthe Swedish linguistMauritz Boheman to front pastedown. Uncommon. First edition. Condition: In a pictorial full cloth binding. Externally, very smart with just some slight rubbing and very minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout with just the occasional handling mark. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Familiar Wild Flowers

      London: Cassell Petter and Galpin,. London: Cassell Petter and Galpin,, [c. 1900]. Figured and described by Edward Hulme, F.L.S., F.S.A. 5 volumes, octavo (194 × 130 mm). Contemporary brown half calf with red and brown morocco labels, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands, boards ruled in blind, and marbled edges. 160 chromolithographic plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Boards lightly scuffed and tips rubbed, contents lightly foxed. A very good set with fine plates. A beautifully illustrated set with bright plates. Hulme completed nine series in total which were published at various intervals between 1878-1905. Each issue contains a detailed description of each flower along with its medicinal uses and habitat, set next to a colour plate.

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        Privatsammlung von Wappen und Monogrammen in farbigem Reliefdruck.

      Wohl Wien, um 1900.. 3 Bde. (von 8). Zus. 138 numerierte Bll. (durchgehend mit Schutzblättern) mit über 600 reliefierten farbigen Wappen- und Monogrammminiaturen. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückennumerierung ("5", "7" und "8"). 8vo.. Die sehr fein geprägten Monogramme und Wappen mit zahlreichen (Farb-)Varianten. Durchgehend verso beschriftet und numeriert (187-236, 304-391); unter den Namen: Auersperg, Batthyany, Czernin, Esterhazy, Forgacz, Hoyos, Lobkowitz, Odescalchi, Schönborn, Szechenyi, Taaffe, Wasa, Zichy usw. Das "Durchl. Fürst Colloredo Mannsfeld" beschriftete Blatt mit Blindstempel der traditionsreichen Wiener Papierhandlung "M. Theyer & Sohn", aus der später die Firma Theyer & Hardmuth hervorging. - Berieben und etwas fingerfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        2nd Battalion Derbyshire Regiment in the Sikkim Expedition of 1888. With an Introduction by Sir Steuart Bayley.

      London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Lim., 1900 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title in gilt to the spine and in black, together with the regimental badge, to the upper board. A little soiled on the boards, endpapers variably browned, else a very good copy. Frontispiece and a folding map. Number 4 of the Derbyshire Campaign series. Iggulden served in the Campaign, also at Tirah and in Tibet. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        "Wo die Nordseewellen " originales Gemälde, Öl auf Leinwand ca. 25x40cm; unten rechts signiert; um 1900

      . Typisches wie stimmungsvolles Seestück des Achenbach-Schülers. Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 35x49cm..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Furniture Designs

      Publisher Unknown, 1900. Publisher Unknown, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive collection of 40 plates depicting various styles of furniture. Label to front pastedown suggests previous owner to have been Doris Langley Moore (19021989), one of the first important female fashion historians. Langley Moore founded the Fashion Museum, Bath (as The Museum of Costume) in 1963. She was also a well-respected Lord Byron scholar, and author of a 1940s ballet, The Quest. Written in French. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, worn. Leather is rather rubbed and the boards are a trifle faded. Some loss to the base of the spine. Front board held by cords only. Internally, generally firmly bound. Foxed to varying degreesthroughout, tidemarks to the last few pages. Label to front pastedown. Overall: FAIR..

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        Alexandre Dumas illustré (oeuvres complets)

      Paris, A. Le Vasseur et Cie Editeurs, s.d. (ca.1900) . Paris, A. Le Vasseur et Cie Editeurs, s.d. (ca.1900) . 25 volumes grands in 8, 20x28.5cm., percaline vertes de l'éditeur, dos cuir ornéà froid, titres et tomaisons dorés. Nombreux illustrateurs, ills. n/b.. 25 volumes complèts avec reliure decorative et uniforme (estampés à sec d'un portrait de Dumas et de l'emblème de l'éditeur, gardes marbrées, intérieurs trés frais, texte sur deux colonnes). Magnifique ensemble!!!

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Reichskriegsflagge des Deutschen Reiches. Original-Flagge alter Zeit aus gewebtem Leinen.

      . Um 1900 gefertigt - Größe 90 x 175 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Original-Flagge aus teils gefärbtem Leinen mit dem Reichsadler, dem Reichszepter, dem Reichsapfel und dem Eisernen Kreuz in der linken oberen Ecke. Linksbündig mit Lasche zum Aufziehen auf einen Flaggenmast. Stellenweise leicht fleckig, minimal beschädigt - ansonsten guter Zustand. >>> Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz eines ehemaligen Mitglieds der Kaiserlichen Marine <<< - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        "Wiesenfestzug: Ankunft des Festzuges auf der Oktoberwiese" originale Kohlezeichnung ca.35x50cm; signiert und unten links handschriftlich betitelt; um 1900

      . Das interessante Blatt mittig mit kaum auffälligen Lichtrand, der wohl von einer alten, geglätteten Bugfalte herrührt.Blatt am oberen Rand auf Karton montiert und unter Passepartout..

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        Fotoalbum der Schweiz um 1900. - Familienalbum wohl aus Sitzberg ZH, mit vielen Ansichten aus verschiedenen Dörfern und Städten der Schweiz sowie Familienportraits,

      um 1900,. in-8vo, 12 Albumbll. mit 48 orig. s/w Aufnahmen (2 Fotos/S. im Format 8x11 cm) + 5 gedruckte Fotos, 1. Vorsatzbl. fehlt, ansonsten guter Zustand, roter Perkalin-Einband mit Goldfileten auf Vorderdeckel, Rotschnitt auf 3 Seiten.. Dieses anonyme Album beginnt mit einem Bild der Kirche von Sitzberg (gedruckt) samt Inschrift der Kirchenglocke. Es folgen Original-Fotoaufnahmen mit Ansichten verschiedener Gemeindekirchen, der Einweihung einer Kirchenglocke (gegossen in Aarau). Alte Tor- und Kirchentürme und Kirchen sowie Höfe und Häuser von verschiedenen Orten, v.a. in der Ostschweiz, u.a. Altstadt von Murten, Eisenbahnbrücke bei Eglisau, Rhein bei Eglisau mit Mühle, Torturm in Stein am Rhein, der Bahnhof von Bülach, Kreuzgang des Klosters Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen, Kathedrale von St. Gallen. Dazwischen Personenportraits: Damen in Tracht, die Hausfrauen beim Nähen und Glätten, der Hausherr posiert mit Gehstock, Hut und Hund oder der Herr des Hauses am Fenster beim Lesen. 2 Aufnahmen zeigen Verbände der Schweizer Armee (Infanterie bei einer Pause u. Kavallerie hoch zu Ross). Auf der hinteren Deckelinnenseite wurden die gedruckten Fotos des Ehepaars Marie Louise und Cäsar Ritz, Begründer der Hoteldynastie Ritz, eingefügt, sowie ein Bild von ungarischen Frauen beim ,Kissentanz', einer Hochzeitssitte. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Morton's School for Boys Latin Text Book + Monochrome Photograph of his Cape Cod Farm House in Winter [Signed]

      circa and circa 1955. 1900 - Conrad Aiken's own Easy Latin Lessons text book published by Allyn and Bacon, Boston and Chicago circa 1898 in which the young 9-10 year old Conrad had practiced his signature a number of times to the front end papers and a few simple drawing / doodles inside the book. Latin lessons were indeed advertised as being offered at Morton's School for Boys, which was in easy walking distance from his parental home. Separately inside the book is a small privately taken 5½'' x 3½'' monochrome photograph of Conrad Aiken's Cape Cod farm house in winter, the reverse of which says 'To wish you a Merry Christmas and to first-foot you [or whatever!] for Hogmanay! Our loves to you both and will write soon - Conrad. Bobby good letter much enjoyed.' Robert Mackechnie [Bobby] and Margaret Mackechnie [nee Barnard] English painter friends of Conrad Aiken. Until the second world war Aiken lived mostly at Winchelsea, opposite the muddy creek from where the Mackechnie's lived on the Rye side. By the way, Margaret Barnard's sister Alison Mary Barnard was a formidable Lady and networker. She lived at No. 4, Wimpole Mews, London and 'ran' The Centre of Spiritual and Psychological Studies. Here many Peace seeking authors, artists of very different plumage came together including Walter de la Mare, T. S. Eliot, Kathleen Raine, G. K. Chesterton [early on], Laurens van der Post and many more. No doubt Conrad Aiken too, who was a lifelong friend of T. S. Eliot, no outward publicity, quite the opposite of the extrovert Bloomsbury Bohemian hack hub. We currently hold in stock 15 other books by this author. AMERICAN LITERATURE

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        Vortrag vor der Gesellschaft der Böcke gehalten im großen Bote derselben 1877, 1881, 1887, 1890, 1894, 1898, 1900. UND: Geschichte der fünfundsechzig Schilde der Schildnerschaft zum Schneggen seit 1559: 1900 (Mit Angaben zu den versch. Schildträgern).

      Schultheß Zürich - 29, 20, 21, 21, 18, 20, 21/ 289 S. Halbleder, Sehr guter Zustand, Die verschidenen Jahres-Vortäge der Gesellschaft der Böcke mit zwei handschriftlichen Briefen von G. Meyer von Knonau + Die Geschichte der fünfundsechzig Schilde Letztere erschien 1900 und ist mit handschriftlichem Vermerk von Wilhelm Tobler-Meyer versehen. Alles zusammen privat in marmorierten Halbledereinband mit fünf Bünden und Rückenvergoldung gebunden. Rückenfalz am oberen Rand etwas eingerissen. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Die Fuchsjagd.

      (Nürnberg, Spear & Söhne. um 1900).. Originalkasten mit buntem Deckelbild von (Charles-Fernand) de Condamy; quer 33 x 49 x 4 cm. Inhalt: vierteiliger, farbig illustrierter Spielplan auf Pappe (100 x 47,5 cm), 6 Reiter aus Zinn in alter Originalbemalung, 4 Hecken, 2 Bäume, 1 Zaun, 1 Brücke, 2 Häuser, 1 Wassergraben, 1 Mauer, 1 Gehölzstreifen, 5 Nummerntafeln, 1 Master-Tafel, 1 Würfel, Spielgeld. - Spielregel und Aufbauanleitung im Deckel. de; 1. (Deckel an den Ecken und Kanten berieben und gering beschädigt; Spielplan und komplettes Zubehör in sehr gutem Zustand) - *** sehr seltenes, aufwendiges und mit reichhaltigem Zubehör versehenes, dekoratives Spiel! - (Lager AB)

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Wolfgang Kohlweyer]
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        The Great Boer War. With Maps

      London, Smith , Elder and Co. 1900.. London, Smith , Elder and Co. 1900., 1900. First Edition. 8vo. 552pp. + 6pp. ads. One folding map at rear. Publisher&#39;s dark blue cloth, titled in gilt to spine, ruled in blind to covers, coated drab endpapers. Internally clean (a few leaves poorly opened), backstrip sunned, some rubbing/soiling to rear. Very good. Printed in a run of 5000 copies and heavily reprinted this book nevertheless manages to be difficult to find in acceptable condition. Green and Gibson.

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

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

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        Feste Des Lebens Und Der Kunst, Eine Betrachtung Des Theaters Als Hochsten Kultursymbols ( Festival of Life and Art: a Consideration of Theater as the Highes Cultural Symbol

      Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1900 Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1900. Large 8vo, thick gray wrappers with title printed in black, flanked with design of gilt flames rising from urns. Slight stain on back cover else fine. Decorative frontispiece with a pair of caryatids bearing faceted crystals, title page, two borders and initial by Behrens. Printed in pale blue, crimson and brown on cream paper. Dedicated to the Kunstler-Kolonie, an artists' colony at Mathildenhohe near Darmstadt founded by Grand Duke Ludwig of Hesse, which Behrens joined in 1899. He was a pioneer of 20th century architecture, an industrial designer, and in his earlier career a graphic artist and designer of jewelry, porcelain and furniture. This work is a Jugendstil theater manifesto heralding the advent of the new decorative style and its relation to the theater. It is a critique of the naturalist/realist theater style of the 19th century stage and its illustion of a fixed, single point perspective. Behrens believed that a dynamic theater space should overcome the rigid distinction between actor and audience and sublimate art and culture over raw nature. Building on Wagner's notion of the total work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk), the new theater was to combine all the arts under a single roof, dominated by beautiful speech and movement, elevating art into life. Aynsley, Graphic Design in Germany, page 61:"(Behrens) gave equal consideration to typographic composition, letter initials and illustrations, as well as paper quality and binding." Harvard, Turn of a Century, 108: "Characteristic of Behrens and the Germans is the geometric control of the design with the repetitive curvilinear forms subordinated to a strict framework.". Printed and Pictorial Wrappers. Fine. Illus. by Peter Behrens. Large 8vo.

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        Lord Jim. A Tale

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1900. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to front board in black. Lightly rubbed at extremities, corners and fore edges a little bumped, spine very faintly toned, endpapers tanned. An excellent copy. First edition in book form, first impression, 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. The novel first appeared as a serial in Blackwood&#39;s Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900.

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        Morton&#39;s School for Boys Latin Text Book + Monochrome Photograph of his Cape Cod Farm House in Winter [Signed]

      circa 1900 and circa 1955. . circa 1900 and circa 1955. Conrad Aiken&#39;s own Easy Latin Lessons text book published by Allyn and Bacon, Boston and Chicago circa 1898 in which the young 9-10 year old Conrad had practiced his signature a number of times to the front end papers and a few simple drawing / doodles inside the book. Latin lessons were indeed advertised as being offered at Morton&#39;s School for Boys, which was in easy walking distance from his parental home. Separately inside the book is a small privately taken 5½&#39;&#39; x 3½&#39;&#39; monochrome photograph of Conrad Aiken&#39;s Cape Cod farm house in winter, the reverse of which says &#39;To wish you a Merry Christmas and to first-foot you [or whatever!] for Hogmanay! Our loves to you both and will write soon - Conrad. Bobby good letter much enjoyed.&#39; Robert Mackechnie [Bobby] and Margaret Mackechnie [nee Barnard] English painter friends of Conrad Aiken. Until the second world war Aiken lived mostly at Winchelsea, opposite the muddy creek from where the Mackechnie&#39;s lived on the Rye side. By the way, Margaret Barnard&#39;s sister Alison Mary Barnard was a formidable Lady and networker. She lived at No. 4, Wimpole Mews, London and &#39;ran&#39; The Centre of Spiritual and Psychological Studies. Here many Peace seeking authors, artists of very different plumage came together including Walter de la Mare, T. S. Eliot, Kathleen Raine, G. K. Chesterton [early on], Laurens van der Post and many more. No doubt Conrad Aiken too, who was a lifelong friend of T. S. Eliot, no outward publicity, quite the opposite of the extrovert Bloomsbury Bohemian hack hub. We currently hold in stock 15 other books by this author.

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        The Grey Fairy Book

      London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1900. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated frontispiece, vignette title page, 31 plates, and illustrations in the text throughout by H. J. Ford. Very slight dulling to the gilt at spine but on the whole the gilt and cloth respectively well-defined and retaining its tone, very slight rubbing to the tips, some internal spotting mostly restricted to early and late leaves, a nice copy, square sound and in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, of the sixth instalment in Lang&#39;s Fairy Book series, with tales "deriving from many countries - Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world" (Lang&#39;s preface), many of them highly phantasmagorical and strange. Lang&#39;s preface contains the intriguing observation, "The stories, as usual, illustrate the method of popular fiction. A certain number of incidents are shaken into many varying combinations, like the fragments of coloured glass in the kaleidoscope. Probably the possible combinations, like possible musical combinations, are not unlimited in number".

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        WIEN- 16. BEZIRK- OTTAKRING [HEUTE Bundesrealgymnasium Schuhmeierplatz BRG 16] KONVOLUT VON JAHRESBERICHTEN - 1. Jahresbericht der Vereinsrealschule Ottakring (mit Öffentlichkeitsrecht) Veröffentlicht am Schlusse des Schuljahres 1899/1900 Wien Verlag des Vereines zur Gründung einer Mittelschule in XVI. Wiener Gemeindebezirk 1900 original Broschur, gr.-8°, XVIII, 79 S.; Exemplar gestempelt, Zustand: gut UND Erster Jahresbericht der k. k. Staatsrealschule im XVI. Bezirke in Wien als Fortsetzung des ersten und zweiten Jahresberichtes der Vereinsrealschule OTTAKRING 1899/1900 und 1900/1901. Veröffentlicht am Schlusse des Schuljahres 1905/1906 UND 4. Jahresbericht der k. k. Staatsrealschule im XVI. Bezirke in Wien Veröffentlicht am Schlusse des Schuljahres 1908/1909 UND 5. Jahresbericht der k. k. Staatsrealschule im XVI. Bezirke in Wien Veröffentlicht am Schlusse des Schuljahres 1909/1910 UND 6. Jahresbericht der k. k. Staatsrealschule im XVI. Wiener GemeindebezirkeVeröffentlicht am Schlusse des Schuljahres 1910/1911 UND 9. Jahresbericht der k. k. Staatsrealschule im XVI. Wiener Gemeindebezirke Veröffentlicht am Schlusse des Schuljahres 1913/1914 UND 10. Jahresbericht der k. k. Staatsrealschule im XVI. Wiener Gemeindebezirke Veröffentlicht am Schlusse des 16. Schuljahres 1914/1915 UND 11. Jahresbericht der k. k. Staatsrealschule im XVI. Wiener Gemeindebezirke Veröffentlicht am Schlusse des 17. Schuljahres 1915/1916 UND 12. Jahresbericht der k. k. Staatsrealschule im XVI. Wiener Gemeindebezirke Veröffentlicht am Schlusse des 18. Schuljahres 1916/1917

      Wien 1900 -1917. 9 original Broschuren, gr.-8°, teils bestempelt, etwas berieben , sonst gut.

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        Frank Baum The Wizard of Oz 1900 24 illustrations

      Geo M. Hill Co, 1900 . The book is in good condition. There are no signatures, bookplates or markings of any kind. The spine has been repaired with the entire original spine re-laid. There is some wear along the edges of the spine. All 24 full page color illustrations are present, 2 are detached and have some wear (the last two shown above). The front free endpaper is missing. The rear endpapers are not present. There is some light foxing. This book has second state text with no box around the ads on page 2, imperfect type on pages 100 and 186, and typos corrected. A rare find in any condition.

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      Comprising Tiny Alphabet of Animals and Tiny Alphabet of Birds. Two parts in one volume. Illustrated in colour throughout.Original pictorial morocco. All edges gilt. 2.8 x 2.1 cm's. A virtually mint copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Roycroft Press] The Last Ride

      Roycroft Press, East Aurora 1900 - Three-quarterolive green levant, marbled boards, ornately gilt spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers. #19 of 50 Copies Only, printed on Japan Vellum. Hand-illumined by Della Place. Strikingly beautiful illustrations throughout by Lily Ess and embellishments by Samuel Warner, hand-touched gilt ruling, colored throught. One of the most decorative and sought-after of all the Roycroft books. In original felt-lined clamshell box with publsher's printed label. A fine copy in a very good original clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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      Methuen , 1900. Methuen , 1900. First edition. Original green ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover. Author&#39;s presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his wife, "To my dear wife / Arthur Morrison / September 1900" A near fine copy, with a little foxing to the preliminaries.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        S. Peterburg: Souvenir de St. Petersburg (two string-bound souvenir books with twenty-five photographic plates each)

      St. Petersburg: Izdanie O. Kirkhnera, ca. 1900. St. Petersburg: Izdanie O. Kirkhnera, ca. 1900. Two oblong octavos (13 x 20 cm). Publisher&#39;s illustrated string-bound gray and blue cloth binding; white silk endpapers; [25] leaves of plates each, with captions in French, German, and Russian. Boards of one volume lightly rubbed and soiled; occasional light spotting to rear endpapers and a few plate versos; second volume in very good condition, with bookstore stamp of V. Avantso on Nevsky Prospekt inside the front board. Two uncommon photographic souvenir books, each consisting of twenty-five turn-of-the-century photographs of famous sites and monuments of St. Petersburg, Russia, with captions in French, German, and Russian. Sites depicted include Nevsky Prospekt, the Neva Embankment, St. Isaac Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, the Tauride Palace, the Conservatory, and the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Also included are photographs of several notable architectural features of old Petersburg that were subsequently destroyed or comprehensively altered, such as the German Reformed Church (now the much derided Culture Palace of Communications Workers). The richly illustrated boards depict Saint Isaac&#39;s Cathedral as well as the symbols of St. Petersburg. KVK, OCLC show a single copy at Mainz University (as the volumes are unmarked and unnumbered, we are unsure which of the two).

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        Passage de cours d&#39;eau

      [Paris?, ca. 1900?]. [Paris?. ca. 1900?]. "Bifolium, approx. 12"" x 8"" (110 x 80 mm) produced hectographically for the 130th Regiment d&#39;Infanterie, 4 pages (the last blank), and containing 3 original mounted photographs, each with a printed caption, and two diagrams. The text is a series of directions on how to constrct a raft to ford deep streams and rivers. The photographs illustrate its construction and use by 8 men with their equipment. Unlocated bibliographically.& & The hectograph (a.k.a. gelatin duplicator or jellygraph), is a printing process which involves the transfer of an original, prepared with special inks, to a pan of gelatin or a gelatin pad pulled tight on a metal frame. A Russian invention, it required limited technology and leaving few traces behind, has been deemed useful in clandestine circumstances."

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        "Wo die Nordseewellen trecken an den Strand" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca. 64x98cm; links unten signiert "Erwin Günter" und bezeichnet "Ddf." (Düsseldorf); um 1900

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        Photographie - Aden. 5 Orig.-Photographien (4 Albuminabzüge a. Karton aufgezogen).

      ca 1900 - 17 x 17 cm, Tadell. 2 Photos rückseitig gestempelt: «A. C. Gomes, Photographer, Steamer Point, Aden». Eine Photographie rückseitig mit Bleistift betitelt: «Ankunft des Vicekönig?», (Seit 1839 war Aden britisch besetzt.). - Vermutlich aus Umfeld einer deutsch, österreichischen u. schweizerischen Handelsunternehmung Aden Coal & Co. 1100 gr.

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        Japanese Hand-Painted Lacquer Binding, A

      , c. 1900. c. 1900. A Rare and Beautiful Japanese Lacquer Binding[JAPANESE BINDING]. A Japanese Hand-Painted Lacquer Binding on an unused Photograph Album. [Japan: c. 1900, end of Meiji-era]. 10 5/8 x 15 3/8 inches (270 x 393 mm). Silk-string bound black lacquered wooden boards, beveled, with central hand-painted scene of Chinese taste-houses and temple in a mountainous countryside in red, white, gray, pale blue, green, and gold, with mother of pearl onlays to rooftops and snow peaks, the whole bordered in maki-e gold. Foliate painted frame with red and white painted grapes. Brown alligator skin joints and backstrip. Illustrated rice-paper endleaves. Twenty-four blank charcoal gray cardstock leaves with tissue guards. Small chip to lacquer at lower right corner of upper board, otherwise a very fine example. An extremely attractive blank photo album, never used, and a lovely potential gift to another or to yourself to preserve treasured memories.The sap of the lacquer tree, today bearing the technical description of "urushiol-based lacquer," has traditionally been used in Japan. As the substance is poisonous to the touch until it dries, the creation of lacquerware has long been practiced only by skilled dedicated artisans.As in other countries where lacquerware has traditionally been produced, the process is fundamentally quite basic. An object is formed from wood, sometimes leather, paper, or basketry. Lacquer is applied to seal and protect the object, and then decoration is added. Generally, three coats (undercoat, middle-coat, and final coat) are used, the final coat sometimes being clear rather than black lacquer, in order to allow decorations to show through.Alongside the red and black lacquers, it is common to see the use of inlay, often seashells or similar materials, as well as mica or other materials. The application of gold powder is known as maki-e, and is a very common decorative element.

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        A Standard Dictionary of the English Language upon original plans designed to give, in complete and accurate statement, in the light of the most recent advances in knowledge, and in the readiest form for popular use, the orthography, pronunciation, meaning, and etymology of all the words and the idiomatic phrases in the speech and literature of the English speaking peoples. Prepared by more than 200 specialists and other scholars. With A Standard Colour Atlas of the World. Volume I - A To L; Volume II - M To Z. Subscription Edition [2 Volumes Complete]

      Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York Two Volumes. New York 1900. - Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original deep chestnut brown leather with gilt border and letters of the alphabet, embossed decoration, and gilt lettering on spine with slightly rolled bands, black and gilt thumb letter dividers to the fore edge, rich marble card end papers. Folio 12½'' x 9½''. Contains [xx] 1060 [cxxxvi]; 1061-2318 printed pages of text in triple columns with beautiful full-page tissue-guarded colour plates, monochrome text illustrations and photographs throughout. 4 double pages of monochrome photographs showing the main editorial staff. General light rubbing to the covers, hinges true and sound, spines slightly sun faded. This Subscription edition is extremely scarce and at the time represented Funk and Wagnalls massive commitment to producing the world's best Dictionary. Laid inside each volume is an illustrated advertisement flyer from Funk & Wagnalls advertising a purpose built Dictionary Stand. Also tipped-in to the second front free end paper of volume I is the original perforated Subscription ticket describing to who it should be delivered to, the name on the ticket is Charles W. Evans, his personal colour book is pasted to the inside of volume I. Unique pair. These two volumes weigh 10 kg. Member of the P.B.F.A. ENGLISH LANGUAGE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHOICE RECIPES. Prepared for and Issued by the Pacific Department of National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. and Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of Springfield, Mass

      San Francisco:: The Whitaker & Ray Co.,. 1900.. 8-1/2" x 5-5/8". 1st edition (Brown 55; Cook p. 26; Glozer 61). [2], 57, [5] pp.. Blue flexible printed cloth boards.. Moderate wear to boards (soiling and rubbing). Otherwise, a VG. example.. "Of all appeals - although/ I grant the power of pathos and of gold,/ Of beauty, flattery, threats, a shilling - no/ Method&#39;s more sure at moments to take hold/ Of the best feelings of mankind, which grow/ More tender, as we every day behold,/ Than that all-softening, overpowering knell,/ The tocsin of the soul - the dinner bell. -Byron". Rare in the trade. OCLC records 16 insitutional holdings of this title.

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        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

      , 1900. 1900. first edition. A Spectacular First Edition of the &#147;Wizard of Oz&#148;BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With pictures by W.W. Denslow. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900.First edition, first state of the text and first state of one of the two plates. With the following points: p. [2], the publisher&#146;s advertisement is enclosed in a box; p. 14, line 1 begins: &#147;low wail on&#133;&#148;; p. 81, the fourth line from bottom has &#147;peices&#148;; p. [227], line 1 begins: &#147;While Tin Woodman&#133;&#148;; and the colophon on the rear pastedown is set in eleven lines and is enclosed in a box, with the initial letter in color; with perfect type in the last line of p. 100 and p. 186. The verso of the title is blank (without the rubber-stamped copyright notice). The plate facing p. 34 is in the second state, without the two dark blue blots on the moon, and the plate facing p. 92 is in the first state, with red shading on the horizon. Quarto (8 3/8 x 6 7/16 inches; 212 x 163 mm.). 259, [1, blank], [1], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-four inserted color plates, including the title, which is included in pagination.Original light green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in red and a darker green (variant C, with the publisher&#146;s imprint at foot of spine in plain, unserifed type, stamped in red rather than green, and with the &#147;C&#148; of Co.&#148; encircling the &#147;o&#148;).. &#147;The green spine imprint (variant A) is associated with the earliest dated presentation copies. All later bindings apparently have red imprints&#148; (Greene and Hanff). Color pictorial pastedown endpapers (the front pastedown printed in black and gray and the rear pastedown printed in black and red). Issued without free endpapers. There is some very minor rubbing to the corners and the upper spine extremities. The bottom of the spine has been professionally and almost invisibly strengthened. This is a remarkable copy, in near fine condition. Housed in a dark green cloth clamshell case. Provenance: Bradley Martin with the bookplate of Mildred Greehill on the front paste-down.&#147;[Over] a century after this book&#146;s first publication, few Americans are unfamiliar with the image of Dorothy being carried by a Kansas cyclone into the magical land of Oz, where she meets the scarecrow, the tin woodman, and the cowardly lion. Their adventures looking for the Emerald City and the wizard have become a permanent part of American popular culture. Baum&#146;s work, originally self-published with striking illustrations by William Warren Denslow, was an immediate success with children; its popularity now is largely based on the 1939 film, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. In his introduction to the book, Baum argued that &#145;the old-time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as &#145;historical&#146;&#133;the time has come for a series of newer &#145;wonder tales.&#146;&#133;Modern education includes morality, therefore the modern child needs only entertainment in its wonder-tales.&#133;&#146; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz lays claim to a place among the turning points in the secularization of American children&#146;s literature&#148; (The New York Public Library&#146;s Books of the Century).Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 111-113. Greene and Hanff, pp. 25-27.

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        ANSBACH/ Mittelfranken: Werbeplakat mit Gesamtansicht und mehreren Teilansichten; um 1900, Lithographie, Abrißstelle im linken oberen Eck außerhalb der Darstellung restauriert, 106x77 cm cm

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        Panorama de Constantinople.

      Constantinople, F. Loeffler um, 1900.. . 8°quer, sehr schönes Lepporello nach Glaser bei Loeffler der Stadt Konstantinopel mit der Lände von 225 cm in Originalphotographie mit Gebäudebezeichnungen in sehr schön verzierten unf betitelten Originalleineneinband - Einbandkanten leicht best. und die Falten des Lepporellost rückseitig teils verstärkt sonst sehr guter Zustand - um 1900. Mit zweisprachiger (arabisch-franz.) Bezeichnung von Gebäuden (u.a. Licee Imperial, College des Jesuites, Arsenal de la Marine). b75846

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        Deutschlands Heer und Flotte in Wort und Bild. Germany's Army and Navy by Pen and Picture. 1899

      Akron, OH: The Werner Company, 1900 Akron, OH: The Werner Company, 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Book. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Text in German and English, with one column on each page devoted to each. Original pictorial cloth. 17.5 by 13.5 inches (44 by 35 cm); [8], 181 pp., with 42 fine, bright chromolithographic plates of military costume, ships, and troops on parade, drilling, on horseback, reconnoitering and scouting, bivouacking, in the field and barracks, engineering -- in short, these are far more than static costume illustrations but rather ones that depict action scenes. Published by Werner, which was a leading German American publisher in the late nineteenth century that began by publishing a German newspaper in the U.S. This, being a bilngual publication, was perhaps the company's most opulent book that clearly was aimed at appealing to Teutonic patriotism of the immigrant community well before the First World War squelched this type of fervor. Similar chromolithography "Wort und Bild" books were also being published in Germany itself, such as ones celebrating the Franco-Prussian War,yet this particular title is artistically superior to much of the genre. It might also be observed that the genre was not unique to German culture. (I.e. Ogden's Uniforms of the Army, depicting American army costume throughout the nineteenth century, published just a few years earlier.) Again, for dynamism and beauty of the image, this title is hard to beat. Some binding wear, and joints repaired at extremities. Interior is tight and extraordinarily clean. Plates are pristine, and even the tissue guards may be described so.

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        Red and Black: A Story of Provincial France

      London: Downey & Co. Ltd, 1900. London: Downey & Co. Ltd, 1900. First UK trade edition. First published in France in 1831 and translated into English by E. P. Robins in 1898 in a limited edition. This translation by Charles Tergie is effectively the first trade edition of Stendahl&#39;s masterpiece. Original decorative black cloth, lettered in gilt and stamped in red. A nearly Fine copy of this scarce book with just minor wear at the spine ends, foxing to the end paper and a gift inscription from Thomas George Banks to a friend in the Ministry of Munitions, with the Ministry&#39;s stamp. A decidedly scarce book with no copies for sale, besides this one, and none in the auction record for either of the two early English translations. A handful of copies of the 1898 translation appear in institutional collections, but just a single copy of this edition, in the British Library according to OCLC.& & Stendhal&#39;;s surprisingly modern bildungsroman about the rise and fall of the romantic Julian Sorel, who attempts to climb the rungs of French society and surpass the expectations of his modest, rural upbringing. The novel is not only an exploration of Julian&#39;;s own psychological and spiritual struggles but also a satire of the clergy and French society in general. "The Red and The Black, like much of Stendhal&#39;;s work, was not appreciated in his own day. It was only after Stendhal&#39;;s death that critics began to realize what a revolutionary stylist he was. He&#39;;s currently credited as one of the fathers of psychological realism due to the space he devotes to his characters&#39;; inner lives. Stendhal is notoriously hard to translate and this translation is still thought of by many to be the best. "Stendhal&#39;;s mind was of the first order... he wrote his two novels, which so few people have read, in a spirit of fearless liberty." (Joseph Conrad).

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        Album de aves Amazonicas - Die Vogelwelt des Amazonenstromes. Rio de Janeiro, Libraria Classica de Alves & Cie, 1900-1906. 3 parts, with loose quires and plates. 4to. With woodcut illustrations on title-page and 48 chromolithographed plates by Ernesto Lohse. All 3 parts in original publisher's illustrated paper wrappers.

      Anker 165; BMC NH, suppl., p. 73; Nissen IVB 537; Ripley & Scribner, p. 110; Wood, p. 361; Zimmer, p. 248-249. Atlas to Goeldi's Aves do Brazil, with the text in Portuguese and German, containing 48 plates, each accompanied by a guard leaf with descriptive text. Each plate shows several birds with a scenic background in full colour. Included are reviews, a repetition of the explanation given with the plates, an index of scientific names, an index of the popular names in Portuguese, and a list of the plates with their provisional and definitive numbers. Goeldi was director of the Goeldi Museum of National History and Ethnography in Para, Brazil. The paintings were made in watercolour by the museum's draughtsman Ernesto Lohse and reproduced in chromolithography.A good condition, with a few marginal stains and a few leaves slightly foxed.

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      , 1900. 1900. Very Good. CONRAD, JOSEPH. "AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS" in THE LADYSMITH TREASURY. London: Sands & Company, 1900. First edtion. 8vo. 343pp. Blue, brown black and gilt-stamped green cloth, t.e.g., A bit of foxing, light soil and wear overall very good. This is the first appearance in a literary collection of Conrad&#39;s "An Outpost of Progress," a short tale of ghastly adventure set in an upper reach of what may be the Congo River. (It had an earlier periodical appearance in the June-July 1897 issue of Cosmopolis.) Conrad was one of sixteen authors who contributed stories without fee to this fund raising publication. The profits from the sale of this book went to the Mayor of Ladysmith for relief of the suffering citizens of that town in Natal, now part of South Africa. During many months in 1899-1900, the citizens of Ladysmith were besieged by the Boers under Petrus Joubert, until British forces finally were able to arrive and relieve the town. (citing David Weber Conrad collection 2000). OCLC lists only 9 holdings. Rare.

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        The Grey Fairy Book

      London Longmans Green & Co 1900. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed and bumped. Inner hinge cracked but binding intact. Some marking and browning within. Aeg First Edition Grey/gilt hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 387pp. B/w plates and illustrations by H J Ford.

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        Les Boxeurs et les Puissances allieés juillet-novembre 1900. Photographies prises par Raoul Villetard de Laguérie. Album n°3

      unpublished photo-album 1900. Oblong, black marocain blind binding. Unique and exeptional photographic account of the boxer rebellion, showing some military actions and the aftermath of the bombardments, each original photograph with handwritten explanation.Tientsin photo album 1900 , 91 Original photo's of Villetard de Laguérie on travel in China. 91 Original photo's 11.5x 6.5cm in album, with detailed description 'les boxeurs et le puissances allieés julliet - novembre 1900"

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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        Vale Press Shakespeare] WORKS: 39 Volumes Including SONNETS and POEMS

      London: Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press, 1900-1903. London: Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press, 1900-1903. Limited Edition, one of 310 copies. Hard Cover. Royal Octavo. Charles Ricketts. Published by Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press; printed under Charles Ricketts&#39;s supervision at the Ballantyne Press from April 1900 to June 1903; opening page of each play is decorated with one of three full-page borders designed by Ricketts along with numerous half borders embellishing the text throughout each volume; bound in green cloth and stamped in blind with a design by Ricketts; gilt title on the spine; printed on handmade paper with mermaid watermark using the Avon font designed especially for this set and arguably the most elegant and readable of his three typefaces. This was the first fine press edition of Shakespeare&#39;s Works. While initially scheduled to start work in December of 1899, a fire at the Ballantyne Press destroyed not only the work to date on Hamlet, but a sizable portion of Ricketts&#39;s work. The fire was largely responsible for the closing of the Vale Press in 1904, though over the next few years Ricketts restarted and completed the Vale Shakespeare and about a dozen volumes to which he was already committed. The final volume of the Vale Shakespeare, Henry VIII was the last book issued from the Press except for Bibliography of Books Published by Hacon and Ricketts after which the matrices and punches were symbolically cast into the Thames. The Vale Shakespeare remains among the finest edition of Shakespeare&#39;s works and is increasingly difficult to find complete. This set is in Very Good condition with some toning to the spines as usual; spine ends softened and lightly frayed on occasion; contents are clean and largely free of the foxing that is so often found--only a few volumes are lightly foxed; a number of the volumes have been carelessly opened leaving a rough top-edge on some pages, a relatively minor issue with only one exception--there is one large closed tear that runs from the top edge to the inner margin of one leaf of &#147;Antony and Cleopatra.&#148; Watry B44.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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