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        Works of Lord Byron, The

      London / New York: John Murray / Chalres Scribner's Sons, 1900-04. - A Lovely Set Of The Best, Most Complete EditionBYRON, Lord. The Works of Lord Byron. A New, Revised and Enlarged Edition, With Illustrations. Edited by Ernest Hartley Coleridge and Rowland E. Prothero. London / New York: John Murray / Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900-04. A New Edition, revised and enlarged. Thirteen octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 in; 202 x 129 mm). With frontispieces and miscellaneous illustrations, some full-page. Uniformly bound, c. 1904, by William Worsfold (stamp-signed) in half crushed brown morocco over pale marbled paper boards. Five raised bands with gilt rules, six compartments with gilt intersecting rules and central gilt ornament. Top edges gilt. Some foxing at margins to title pages and frontispieces, otherwise a very fine set.Includes seven volumes of Byron's complete poetry edited by Ernest Harley Coleridge, the British literary scholar, poet and grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and six volumes of Byron's complete letters and journals edited by Rowland E. Prothero, 1st Baron Ernle, the British agricultural expert, administrator, journalist, author and Conservative politician."The best editions of Lord Byron's poetical works are: (1) The Works of Lord Byron with his Letters and Journals and his Life, by Thomas Moore (17 vols., London, John Murray, 1832, 1833); (2) The Works of Lord Byron (1 vol., 1837, reissued, 1838-1892); (3) The Poetical Works of Lord Byron (6 vols., 1855); 4) The Works of Lord Byron, new, revised and enlarged edition, Letters and Journals, edited by G.E. Prothero, 6 vols., Poetry, edited by E.H. Coleridge 7 vols." (Encyclopedia Britannica).

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        The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters

      London - Smith, Elder, & Co 1900 - Seven hardbound volumes in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine and gilt embossed initials to the front boards, with eleven illustrations each in Volumes I-V, eight in Volume VI and seventeen in Volume VII. The Bront sisters, Charlotte (April 21, 1816 March 31, 1855), Emily (July 30, 1818 December 19, 1848) and Anne (January 17, 1820 May 28, 1849), were English writers of the 1840s and 1850s. Their novels caused a sensation when they were first published and were subsequently accepted into the canon of great English literature. The sisters grew up in Haworth, near Keighley in West Yorkshire (the region has come to be known as Bront Country), surviving their mother and two elder sisters into adulthood. Charlotte and Emily had written compulsively from early childhood and were first published, at their own expense, in 1846 as poets under the pseudonyms Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. The book attracted little attention, selling only two copies. The sisters returned to prose, producing a novel each in the following year. Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Emily's Wuthering Heights and Anne's Agnes Grey were released in 1847 after their long search to secure publishers. The novels attracted great critical attention and steadily became best-sellers, but the sisters' careers were shortened by ill-health. Emily died the following year before she could complete another novel, and Anne published her second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, in 1848, a year before her death. Upon publication Jane Eyre received the most critical and commercial success of all the Bront works, continuing to this day. Charlotte's Shirley appeared in 1849 and was followed by Villette in 1853. Her first novel, The Professor, was published posthumously in 1857. The first biography of Charlotte was written by her friend Elizabeth Gaskell and published in 1857. It helped create the myth of a doomed family living in romantic solitude. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Bront. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm with all covers and pages attached, although some of the inner hinges are slightly strained. There is some mild wear to the extremities including slight bumping to the corners and tops and tails of the spines, minor rubbing and marks to the boards. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and isolated spot. Overall the volumes are in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collected Works of Pierre Loti

      Paris - Calmann-Levy 1900 - A collection of the works of Pierre Loti, including 'Les Desenchantees', 'Matelot', 'Le Roman d'un Spahi', 'La Galilee', 'Le Livre de la Piete et de la Mort', 'Ramuntcho', 'L'Inde (sans les Anglais)', 'Journal Intime 1878-1881', 'Au Maroc', 'Fleurs d'Ennui', 'Jerusalem', 'Turquie Agonisante', 'Le Mariage de Loti', and 'Les Derniers Jours de Pekin'. Pierre Loti (pseudonym of Julien Viaud; 14 January 1850 10 June 1923) was a French novelist, naval officer and member of the Academie Francaise. He began writing when, in 1876 fellow naval officers persuaded him to turn passages in his diary dealing with some curious experiences at Istanbul into a novel. He proceeded to the South Seas as part of his naval training, and several years after leaving Tahiti published the Polynesian idyll originally named Rarahu (1880), which was reprinted as Le Mariage de Loti; this was followed by Le Roman d'un spahi (1881), a record of the melancholy adventures of a soldier in Senegal. In 1882, Loti issued a collection of four shorter pieces, three stories and a travel piece, under the general title of Fleurs d'ennui. In 1890 he published Au Maroc, the record of a journey to Fez in company with a French embassy, and Le Roman d'un enfant, a somewhat fictionalized recollection of Loti's childhood that would greatly influence Marcel Proust. A collection of strangely confidential and sentimental reminiscences, called Le Livre de la piti et de la mort, was published in 1891. Includes a frontispiece to 'Les Desenchantees' and publishers advertisments to each. Includes fourteen volumes, each complete in their own right. In French. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Some marks to the boards and spine and some rubbing or wear to the corners of the boards. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean throughout with spotting to the first and last pages. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rakkóx der Billionär : ein Protzenroman. Die Wilde Jagd : ein Entwicklungsroman in acht anderen Geschichten.,

      Leipzig : Insel-Verlag bei Schuster und Loeffler, September 1900. - 119 S. : Ill. , 20 cm Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben, gut erhalten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 450

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        Fontein in de tuin van militaire sociëteit Concordia te Batavia

      ca. 1900, gelatine silverprint, 27,5 x 20,8 cm. KEYWORDS:indonesia / java / batavia

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Paysages et coins de rue

      Paris. Collection des dix. 1900 - In 8 ( 165 x 250 mm ) de: 4 ff. dont 2 blancs, 157 pp auquel est joint le bulletin de souscription ( 4 ff et 2 blancs). Demi maroquin havane, à coins, dos à 5 nerfs. Non rogné et doré en tête. Orné de 64 gravures sur bois par Auguste Lepere. Couverture illustrée et dos conervés. RELIURE SIGNEE DE BERNASCONI. Superbe exemplaire de l' EDITION ORIGINALE ET UNIQUE TIRAGE. Ouvrage rare et recherché: Un des plus beau et des plus réussi d' Auguste Lepere. Ouvrage édité à 250 Exemplaires. Un des 200 papier de cuve fafriqués spécialement par les papetrie d' Arches ( N° 149) après 25 chine et 25 japons. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph. SIGNED BY METCHNIKOFF. Paul Rives, Paris, 156.158 rue de Rivoli. 4"x5 5/8"

      - Metchnikoff has signed the photo "Elie Metchnikoff" on the photo itself. The photo is mounted on a card (4 1/4"x6 3/8") with the name and address of Paul Rives printed on it. This in turn has been glued to a stiff piece of cardboard (6"x8"). The photograph is not dated. Comparing the image to dated photographs of Metchnikoff, he looks in his 50s, making the date of the photograph ca. 1900. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Scientia Books, ABAA]
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        FRANKREICH KOLONIEN DARSTELLUNG WELTAUSSTELLUNG 1900 KONVOLUT: Colonies et pays de protectorats : exposition universelle de 1900: 1) GUY, Camille: Les colonies françaises : Exposition Universelle 1900 ; notice sur les etablissements francais de l'Inde Paris : Leve, 1900 80 S. : Ill., 5 Kt., 7 Tab // 2) Chailley-Bert, Joseph: u.a. Exposition universelle internationale (1900 ; Paris). Colonies et pays de protectorat. Notice sur les etablissements français de l'Oceanie [S. l.] : [s. n.], [1900] 127 S. mit Karte // 3) Notices sur l'Indo-Chine : Cochinchine, Cambodge, Annam, Tonkin, Laos, Kouang-Tche-Ouan : Publiees a l'occasion de l'Exposition Universelle de 1900 / sous la dir. de Pierre Nicolas [Paris : Exposition Universelle], [1900] 320 S //

      s.o. 1900 - 9 Halbleinenbände der Zeit, Exemplare gestempelt; Zustand: gut fr 5500 Buch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd]
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        Ladies' Costumes with Transferable Head.

      (British c. 1900) - Set of nine hand-drawn and aqua-tinted costumes, each matted separately, with the transferable head fitting into a slot at the neck. Seven of the cards measure 9 by 11 inches; the other two are 10 3/8 by 11 inches. Five of the matted costumes have been hinged together. The drawings include a figure sitting sidesaddle on a horse, reclining on a sofa, in outdoor wear, and in dresses holding fans, books, or pieces of music. One sheet has a repair patch and two closed tears not affecting the image, another has one small closed tear not affecting the image, and a few pieces show light soiling. A lovely set of ladies' English costumes and activities, presented as hand-colored overlays.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        A Diplomatic Woman

      Harper & Brothers Publishers 1900 - Contains: THE RUSSIAN CIPHER, LE DIABLE, THE ABDUCTIED AMBASSADOR, PRINCE FERDINAND'S ENGTANGLEMENT, A DEAL WITH CHINA, MONSIEUR ROCHE'S DEFEAT. Decorated red cloth coverd boards lightly soiled, spots of wear with minor fraying at spine/corners, eps foxed, small dent front fore-edge. Images available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        AFFICHE : CHEMINS DE FER DU MIDI MEDITERRANEE - PYRENEES - OCEAN

      - Anonyme Date : 1900 Dimensions : 74x105cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi (22 Volume Set)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. Complete in 22 volumes. Purplish blue cloth with ornate gilt designs. Tissue-guarded frontispiece in each volume. Pages are bright and generally clean-- a bit of pencil underlining was erased on just one page, there may be a bit more hidden somewhere. Spines uniformly sunned. A few volumes have snags and tears at the head or rubbing to back cloth, occasional bumping to corners and reading wear. An attractive set.

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        Old Times Re-visited in the Borough and Parish of Lymington, Hants. Second Edition

      Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co 1900 - Roy. 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with portrait frontispiece, title in red and black, and 21 plates (one double-page); original buckram gilt, gilt back, bevelled edges, uncut, covers lightly age-marked else a very good, internally spotless copy. King's work, first published in 1879, immediately established itself as the standard popular reference on the ancient New Forest town; local interest generated the inevitable additions and corrections, but the planned second edition, incorporating the numerous addenda, was deferred by the author's death. This best edition, compiled and published by the author's son from his father's meticulous notes, benefits from much new material and many fresh illustrations. This copy was formerly in the library of Professor [Sir] J H Biles, the eminent naval architect [of 'Titanic' Enquiry fame], and bears his elegant blind-embossed art nouveau bookplate (with press-mark in manuscript) on front paste-down. John Harvard Biles (1854-1933) was apprenticed at Portsmouth Dockyard, studied at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and joined the Admiralty in 1877. His talents were quickly recognised and in 1880 (at the age of only 26) he was appointed chief designer to the major shipbuilder J&G Thomson on Clydebank where he created the revolutionary designs for the 'City of Paris' and 'City of New York'. In 1883 he left to join the foundling consultancy established by Sir Edward Reed, where he quickly became a driving force (the consultancy continues to the present day as Sir J H Biles & Co.). In 1891 he was awarded the Chair of Naval Architecture at Glasgow University (then perhaps the most prestigious such appointment in the world) where he devoted himself to teaching and consultancy on a world-wide scale. IN VIEW OF HIS EMINENCE IN THE FIELD OF SHIP DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, PROFESSOR BILES WAS AN ASSESSOR IN THE ENQUIRY INTO THE LOSS OF RMS 'TITANIC' AND SUBSEQUENTLY HE SERVED ON THE BOARD OF TRADE ENQUIRY INTO LIFEBOATS AND LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES WHICH AROSE AS A RESULT OF THE TITANIC LOSS. For his services to the 'Titanic' Enquiry and naval architecture in general, Biles was knighted in 1913 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Aldine Edition of British Poets In 52 Volumes

      Bell and Daldy, London - Green cloth boards decorated in black and gilt. Spines titled in gilt.n.d (circa 1900) All showing some minor rubbing to top and tail of spine. Poets include Samuel Butler - 2 Volumes. Matthew Prior - 2 Volumes. Robert Burns - 3 Volumes. Edmund Spenser - 5 Volumes. Thomas Parnell - 1 Volume. James Beattie - 1 Volume. Sir Thomas Wyatt - 1 Volume. Oliver Goldsmith - 1 Volume. William Collins - 1 Volume. Henry Kirke White - 1 Volume. Alexander Pope - 3 Volumes. William Cowper - 3 Volumes. John Milton - 3 Volumes. John Dryden - 5 Volumes. Edward Young - 2 Volumes. Geoffrey Chaucer - 6 Volumes. James Thomson - 2 Volumes. Jonathan Swift - 3 Volumes. Charles Churchill - 2 Volumes. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey - 1 Volume. William Falconer - 1 Volume. Thomas Gray - 1 Volume. Mark Akenside - 1 Volume. Shakespeare - 1 Volume.

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        Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt, 11 Bände: 46. Band (1900) - 56. Band (1910). Band 1910 in 2 Halbbänden. Komplett! (Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen)

      Gotha : Justus Perthes, 1900.. Originalausgaben. 12 Einzelbände, jew. ca. 490 S. 4°, Halbleinen. 11 Bände!!! Schöne und vollständige Sammlung von, jeweils angebunden: GEOGRAPHISCHER LITERATUR-BERICHT. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichungen versehen. Einbände berieben, Buchrücken von 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1908, 1910/I und 1910/II sind seitlich eingerissen und wurden mit Pflasterband, bzw. transparentem Klebeband fixiert. Einbände von 1903, 1906, 1907 und 1909 wurden erneuert. Seiten etwas nachgedunkelt, teilweise leicht griffspurig, randläsurig oder mit dezenten Textmarkierungen versehen (keine Stockflecken). Karten zum Teil staubschmutzig, an den Rändern geknickt oder etwas eingerissen. Bei den Bänden 1900, 1901, 1905, 1910/I und 1910/II klaffen die Bindungen oder weisen Brüche auf, vereinzelt sind Seiten und Karten gelöst oder mit Tesa fixiert. Akzeptabler, teils guter Gesamtzustand. Gern senden wir mehr Bilder auf Anfrage. Weitere Bände sind vorrätig! [Geografie, Expeditionen, Kolonien, Reiseberichte, original]

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        Lord Jim

      William Blackwood, London 1900 - This is a good copy,light geen with title and device in black and gilt, spine slightly bumped,edges rough trimmed, bookplate Ralph Smith, purchased at auction 1973. Digital photos available 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lord Jim. A Tale

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1900. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in black. Boards lightly rubbed, spine rolled, corners bumped, endpapers toned, hinges cracked. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. With the Jack Yeats-designed bookplate of John Quinn (1870–1924), a major supporter of Conrad and important collector of literary modernism and post-impressionism.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LORD JIM

      William Blackwood & Sons. Edinburgh and London. 1900. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.4 inches). Foxing to the first and last dozen pages and a few small light marks to the odd page but generally very good throughout. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, with five raised bands to the spine. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. The original publishers decorative front board and spine are bound in at the rear.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        CELLE - CI ET CELLE - LÀ ou la Jeune France passionnée .-

      Librairie A. Rouquette ., Paris 1900 - ( X ) , 161 pp.-Portrait de l'auteur et 32 compositions dessinés et gravés à l'eaux - forte en deux tons par François Courboin. Tirage unique à 125 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vergé , avec une triple suite des illustrations : eau forte pure avec remarque et épreuve terminée avec remarque , en noir , et tirage en 2 teintes dans le texte .- Exemplaire nº 69.- Maroquin marron à long grain , décor doré , filets dorés sur les plats , dos à nerfs orné , roulette intériure , tranches dorés , couverture originale conservée ( rel. CHAMBOLLE - DURU ) .-Provenant de la bibliothèque de René Baer ( ex - libris ) , cèlèbre bibliophile suisse .- bel exemplaire .- Size: In 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lord Jim

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1900 - 451pp. First issue points: p. 77, line 5, "any rate" printed as one word; p. 226, 7 lines from bottom, "keep" is missing after "can" and "cure" should be "cured"; p. 319, "his" in the last line is printed low and not aligned with the other words. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Booksellers stamp in three places - title page, chapter 1 title page - last page. [C Ford - Stationers, Printers and Booksellers]. Some browning within [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Celle-ci et celle-la ou la jeune France passionee. Avant-propos de Maurice Tourneux. Illustrations de Francoiw Courboin.

      Paris, Librairie A. Rouqette 1900.. 8°. X, 161 S. Mit farbigen Radierungen im Text und 2 Folgen der 33 Illustrationen in Schwarz/Weiss mit Remarquen. Olivgrüner Ganzmaroquinband 'a long grain' mit mehrfacher blind- und goldgeprägter Deckelfiletierung unter Verwendung von 16 goldgeprägten Deckelfleurons und 4 hübschen Eckenverzierungen in Braunprägung. Motiv auf dem Rückendeckel übernommen. Wiederholte Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Ganzgoldschnitt. Die Originalbroschuren mit eingebunden. In Schuber. (sign. E. Carayon).. Carteret IV, 176. - Monod 5173. - 1/125 exemplaires numerotes sur verge. - Schönes Exemplar in einem Meistereinband

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        Lord Jim

      NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1900. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine. Author of stories and novels that are often nautical (He had served as a merchant marine.) and an often anti-heroic character. Lord Jim is a two-part novel told from a varity of perspectives not always chronologically. Altogether a Fine copy That is scarce in this condition. There is a protective mylar cover. This is a 1st US edition, 5th printing.

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        Le Pavillon sur l'eau. Compositions en couleurs de Henri Caruchet. Préface par Camille Mauclair

      Ferroud, Paris 1900 - In-8 (237 x 156) mm, broché, VIII - 46 pp. - (1) ff., couverture illustrée, dos muet, non rogné. Illustrations en couleurs par HENRI CARUCHET. Tirage limité à 350 exemplaires paraphés par l'éditeur ; un des 220 sur vélin d'Arches (N° 230). (quelques rousseurs). // Octavo (237 x 156 mm), softcover illustrated in colours, mude spine, uncut. Illustrations in colours by HENRI CARUCHET. Limited printing of 350 copies signed by the editor ; one of the 220 on "vélin d'Arches" (Nr 230). (some brownings).

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        Le Pavillon sur l'eau.

      Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud 1900 - Compositions en couleurs de Henri Caruchet, préface par Camille Mauclair, exemplaire sur papier vélin d'Arches numéroté et paraphé par l'éditeur, 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure plein chagrin maroquiné vert, couv. cons., Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud, Paris, 1900, 2 ff. blancs, 2 ff. n. ch., VIII-46 pp., 1 f. n. ch., 2 f. blanc Bon exemplaire élégamment relié de ce superbe ouvrage magnifiquement illustré (très rares rouss.) Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lord Jim: A Romance

      New York: Doubleday & McClure 1900. 392 p. Light green cloth with dark green lettering. First American edition, first printing, second state. (Matching dates on title and copyright pages. Publisher listed as "Doubleday & McClure" on cancelled copyright page rather than "Doubleday, Page & Co" on an integral page. Publisher was splitting in two at time of publication and the second state reflects which half got the rights to this novel.) Near Fine condition. Clean pages and sturdy binding, lettering strong. No ownership marks, etc. No dust jacket. Light foxing to endpapers and occasionally in text, dust soiling to edges and slight bumping to corners, else fine. An attractive copy.

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        The Works of Theophile Gautier. In twenty-four volumes

      03 - London - George G. Harrap 1900 - A comprehensive collection, and limited edition, of Gautier's works, illustrated with plates. Limited Edition. The set was limited for sale in America to only 1000 copies. This collection appears to have been originally published by George D. Sproul, New York, for subscribers only, but labels for George G. Harrap, London, have been adhered over the original publisher's information on each titlepage. Complete in twenty-four volumes. Volumes V, VI, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV,XVI,XIX,XX,XI, XXII, XXIII, XXIVfeature illustrated frontispieces and three plates each. Volumes XVII andXVIIIfeature illustrated frontispieces andfour plates each. 'Translated and edited by Professor F. C. de Sumichrast, Department of French, Harvard University'. Contains: Volume I: Mademoiselle De Maupin (Part 1); Volume II:Mademoiselle De Maupin (Part 2); Volume III: The Grotesques; Volume IV: Travels in Spain; Volume V: The Romance of a Mummy; Volume VI: Portraits of the Day; Volume VII: Travels in Italy; Volume VIII: Fortunio, One of Cleopatra's Nights; King Candaules; Volume IX: The Louvre; Volume X: Constantinople; Volume XI: Spirite, The Vampire, Arria Marcella; Volume XII: The Quartette, The Mummy's Foot; Volume XIII: Travels in Russia (Part 1); XIV: Travels in Russia (Part 2); Belgium and Holland; A Day in London; Volume XV: Avatar; Jettatura; The Water Pavilion; Volume XVI: A History of Romanticism; The Progress of French Poetry Since 1830; Volumes XVII, XVIII and XIX: Captain Fracasse; My Private Menagerie; Volume XX: Paris Besieged; Volume XXI: Militona; The Nightingales; The Marchioness's Lap-Dog; Omphale; Volume XXII: Jack and Jill; The Thousand and Second Night; Elias Wildmanstadius; Daniel Jobard; The Bowl of Punch; Volume XXIII: Art and Criticism; The Magic Hat; Volume XXIV: Enales and Cameos, and Other Poems. Pierre Jules Thophile Gautier (30 August 1811 23 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, art and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence and Modernism. He was widely esteemed by writers as diverse as Balzac, Baudelaire, the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Proust and Oscar Wilde. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear and chipping to several of the spine labels. Slight sunning to the spines. Internally, generally firmly bound although pp. 259-260 and 269-70 of volume XII, and pp. 343-6 of volume XVIIare detached but present. A few minor spots to the endpapers but otherwise very clean throughout. Some offsetting of the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        APRIL BABY'S BOOK OF TUNES

      1900 - [RUSSELL, Mary Annette Beauchamp]. THE APRIL BABY'S BOOK OF TUNES, with the story of how they came to be written. By the author of `Elizabeth and Her Secret Garden.' Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. London: MacMillan & Co., 1900. First edition of Greenaway's final book, done when she was ill. Sixteen chromo lithographs, of which six are full page. Musical illustrations in text. [vi] 1-74 [75-76] pp. Oblong octavo, publisher's tan cloth binding, decorated and printed in black and red, all edges tinted. Bookplate (William Heighway) on front pastedown. A fine and fresh copy but for a small amount of light foxing on rear endpapers, in publisher's dust-jacket. The scarce dust-jacket is in good condition overall, but edgeworn and lightly dust-soiled, showing small loss at fold- in corners, and is chipped at heel and crown. Pasted between front endpapers is a fragment of a letter from the author, possibly addressed to Greenaway. It reads, "really very like one of my three children. I quite defer to your more experienced judgement, but if possible would prefer the blue colouring," and is signed, "I am yours very truly M. v. Arnim." Russell's first marriage was to the Count von Arnim-Schlagenthin. (Schuster & Engen 25, Thomson 161).

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        Like the children in the wood, leastways meadows. The Holly Tree. Dickens. p. 198.

      1900 1900 - Original pen and ink illustration on card (246 × 285 mm), mounted. Margins slightly marked. In excellent condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for this pastoral scene, in which Cobbs, the man depicted, watches the two children sleeping, and wonders ".why it made a man fit to make a fool of himself to see them two pretty babies a lying there in the clear still sunny day, not dreaming half so hard when they was asleep as they done when they was awake. But, Lord! when you come to think of yourself, you know, and what a game you have been up to ever since you was in your own cradle, and what a poor sort of a chap you are, and how it's always either Yesterday with you, or else To-morrow, and never Today, that's where it is!" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Series of four original watercolor illustrations for "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"

      n.p. [?New York: McLoughlin Brothers, ca. 1900]. (ARABIAN NIGHTS) Various sizes, from 12 x 10 in. to 16 x 9 in. 4 watercolor drawings on card. Three framed and glazed, one matted; fine. Provenance: McLoughlin Brothers (from the publisher's archives) . FOUR ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATING A SCENE FROM ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, in which the clever slave-girl gains her freedom by pouring boiling oil into the clay pots where Ali Baba and the forty thieves are hiding. We have been unable to identify either the artist or the published version of these illustrations

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Strength of Gideon and other Stories

      Dodd, Mead & Co, New York 1900 - 362 pages with plates including frontispiece. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") issued in brown cloth with prictorial front cover and spine, lettering in gilt. 1st edition. Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio to parents who had escaped from slavery; his father was a veteran of the American Civil War, having served in the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and the 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry Regiment. His parents instilled in him a love of learning and history. He was a student at an all-white high school, Dayton Central High School, and he participated actively as a student. During high school, he was both the editor of the school newspaper and class president, as well as the president of the school literary society. Dunbar had also started the first African-American newsletter in Dayton. He wrote his first poem at age 6 and gave his first public recital at age 9. Dunbar's first published work came in a newspaper put out by his high school friends Wilbur and Orville Wright, who owned a printing plant. The Wright Brothers later invested in the Dayton Tattler, a newspaper aimed at the black community, edited and published by Dunbar. His first collection of poetry, Oak and Ivy, was published in 1892 and attracted the attention of James Whitcomb Riley, the popular "Hoosier Poet". Both Riley and Dunbar wrote poems in both standard English and dialect. His second book, Majors and Minors (1895) brought him national fame and the patronage of William Dean Howells, the novelist and critic and editor of Harper's Weekly. After Howells' praise, his first two books were combined as Lyrics of Lowly Life and Dunbar started on a career of international literary fame. He moved to Washington, D.C., in the LeDroit Park neighborhood. While in Washington, he attended Howard University. His wife Alice Dunbar Nelson was a famous poet as well. A graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, her most famous works include a short story entitled "Violets". She and her husband also wrote books of poetry as companion pieces. An account of their love, life and marriage was depicted in a play by Kathleen McGhee-Anderson titled Oak and Ivy. He kept a lifelong friendship with the Wrights, and was also associated with Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. Brand Whitlock was also described as a close friend. He was honored with a ceremonial sword by President Theodore Roosevelt. He wrote a dozen books of poetry, four books of short stories, five novels, and a play. He also wrote lyrics for In Dahomey - the first musical written and performed entirely by African-Americans to appear on Broadway in 1903; the musical comedy played successfully toured England and America over a period of four years - one of the more successful theatrical productions of its time. His essays and poems were published widely in the leading journals of the day. His work appeared in Harper's Weekly, the Saturday Evening Post, the Denver Post, Current Literature and a number of other publications. During his life, considerable emphasis was laid on the fact that Dunbar was of pure black descent, with no white ancestors ever. Dunbar's work is known for its colorful language and use of dialect, and a conversational tone, with a brilliant rhetorical structure. Dunbar traveled to England in 1897 to recite his works on the London literary circuit. He met the brilliant young black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor who some of his poems to music and who was influenced by Dunbar to use African and American Negro songs and tunes in future compositions. After his return, Dunbar took a job at the Library of Congress in Washington. In 1900, Dunbar was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and moved to Colorado with his wife on the advice of his doctors. Dunbar died at age thirty-three on February 9, 1906 from tuberculosis, and was interred in the Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio. Condition: Corners bumped and gently rubbed, some rubbing to spine points, book plate on front paste down, light ring stain to back [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Original Photograph: Col. S B Steele. Ca. 1900 Pretoria, South Africa. Boer War. Second in Command, Lord Strathcona Horse

      Pretoria: J. C. Munro [no date]. (Photograph) Very good. With original tan coloured glassine studio envelope. Original Photograph mounted on embossed studio card. Card: 6 9 / 16"x 4 1 / 4" Image: 5 5 / 16" X 3 11 / 16". Original Photograph: Col. S B Steele. Ca. 1900 Pretoria, South Africa. Boer War. Second in command, Lord Strathcona Horse.Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (January 5, 1851 – January 30, 1919) was a famous member of the North West Mounted Police.He joined the local militia as a teenager and fought against the Fenians at the Battle of Ridgeway. He was sent west first to fight the Red River Rebellion of Louis Riel, but arrived after the Métis had surrendered. Steele had long been fascinated by the west, devouring the works of James Fenimore Cooper in his youth. He was especially interested in the First Nations, and spent his time in the west learning from them and the Metis. However he was recalled from Manitoba and based in Fort Henry in Kingston for the next few years.He was chosen to be one of the first members of the NWMP, being only the third officer sworn in. In 1873 he returned to Fort Garry with the new force and was put in charge of drilling the new recruits. Over the next few years he crisscrossed the prairies, before being assigned to NWMP headquarters to train new recruits.In 1881 he was assigned to meet with Sitting Bull, who fresh from defeating General Custer had moved into Canada and was demanding land for his people. Steele and a few officers met them and reached a peaceful agreement. This action won Steele great acclaim in the newspapers of the United States and was the beginning of his role as a public figure.In the North-West Rebellion Steele was dispatched with a small force. Missing the Battle of Batoche Steele and his force were sent to move against the last rebel force lead by Chief Big Bear. Steele and his two dozen Mounties defeated Big Bear's force at Loon Lake in the last battle ever fought on Canadian territory. The contributions of the NWMP to putting down the rebellion went largely ignored and unrewarded, to Steele's great annoyance. Steele spent the next ten years assigned to Fort McLeod, and at age 41 married Maria Harwood, eventually the couple had three children.In 1898 he was sent north to the Yukon to succeed Charles Constantine with policing during the Klondike Gold Rush. Initially, he was in charge of the customs posts at the Chilkoot Pass and White Pass, where he created the rule that no one would be allowed to enter without a ton of goods. Steele and his force made the Klondike Gold Rush into one of the most orderly events of its kind in history and made the police force famous around the world, which ensured its survival at a critical time when the force's dissolution was being debated in parliament.In 1900 he was second in command in Lord Strathcona's Horse, a Canadian light cavalry unit sent to South Africa during the Boer war and did so with distinction. Steele, however, disliked greatly what he was ordered to do by the British, which included burning towns and moving the populace to concentration camps.Steele was knighted in 1918 and was made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Member of the Royal Victorian Order.Canada's fifth tallest mountain, Mount Steele, is named after him..

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        Promenades en Extrême-Orient (1895-1898). De Marseille à Yokohama. Japon. Formose, Îles Pescadores, Tonkin, Yézo, Sibérie, Corée, Chine.

      Paris, Honoré Champion, Libraire, 1900 - In-8 ;VIII-377 pp.-(1), demi-chagrin noir à coins, dos lisse, filets or, titre or, couvertures imprimées en noir conservée, non rogné, grandes marges, rel. moderne, bel exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. FIRST EDITION. VERY GOOD COPY. Édition originale sur papier fort avec un envoi manuscrit signé de l'auteur à Victor du Bled, célèbre historien et conférencier mondain. Le commandant Pimodan appartenait à la Légation de la République française au Japon en qualité d'attaché militaire. Ses souvenirs de voyages riches en descriptions et détails se lisent avec plaisir. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        De les costums dels homens e dels oficis dels nobles, sobre'l Joch dels Escachs . Translatat del latí. Estampada per primera volta la versió catalana, treta d'un ms. del quinzen segle per cura de Mestre Joseph Brunet, bibliòfil

      L'Avenç, Barcelona 1900 - Fol., XII p., 159 p. ilustr. con grabados, (2) hoj. Letra gótica, impresión a dos tintas, capitales decoradas. Papel hilo, barbas. Media piel, nervios, hilos dorados, gofrados. Cubierta original. Bella y cuidada edición a dos tintas de la primera edición en catalán de un manuscrito conservado en la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, acompañada de grabados de una edición inglesa de Caxton, hecha en 1474. El libro no es realmente un tratado de ajedrez sino una obra de literatura moral, pero el juego sirve al autor para reflexionar sobre las costumbres y oficios de la nobleza. Juegos de salón. Literatura moral catalana. Party games. Catalan moral literature.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Rufflands Farm, Dutchess County, New York cattle ephemera album.

      - 2 folio albums of cattle-related prints, sheet music and lithographic portraits. Presented by Bella C. Landauer, the famed woman ephemera collector to "Rufflands" Farm, a cattle farm on 269 acres in Dutchess County, New York, which was involved in beef production from the late 19th century through the 1900's. With Landauer's signed presentation sticker in each album. One folio contains 36 proof sheets of portraits of cattle breeds from all over the world including England, Wales, Belgium, Mexico, etc. Most are lithographs of cows and bulls in profile by the famous lithographer Julius Bien. There are a total of 164 b&w plates, some numbered in the top right with plate numbers that vary from 19 to 344. Maroon cloth covers with gilt "Rufflands" at lower right front cover; 19 x 13 1/2". Five sheets detached; loose sheets slt ruffled at edges; 3 sheets either foxed or marked, a couple with small watermarks. The other album measures 20 x 24", with 36 pages mounted with all sorts of cow & cattle related items including sheet music ("Cows May Come and Cows May Go but the Bull Goes on Forever", "Maggie the Cows are in the Clover"). 4 pages mounted with 12 German colored lithographs of cattle breeds; the rest w/ b&w engravings of cattle, some steel engravings from the Art Journal & 2 pages of cuts of beef from "The Encyclopedia of Food." Album with black boards, front cover detached, with a tied binding. Bella C. Landauer was an early collector of ephemera, and her collection is held principally at the New York Historical Society (who holds over 800,000 items), and also at the Smithsonian, New York University, and elsewhere. She collected business & advertising ephemera, cameo cards, aeronautical sheet music & early American trade cards, amongst many other categories. It is unknown what her relationship was with Rufflands Farm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        LE MORTE DARTHUR. Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and his noble Knights of the Round Table

      Macmillan and Co. Limited. London.,1900. TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. Using the text of the Caxton edition. Very good bright copies in attractive early twentieth century bindings by Kelly & Sons. Half brown morocco, spines with raised bands, each decorated with gilt dots. Compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. Beige cloth on baords. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Fine, attractively bound set of this classic work.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        La Locomotion a Travers l'Histoire et les Moeurs

      Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1900 - 281 pages. 4to, 28 x 19 1/2 cm. Twenty illustrations hors texte, pochoir plates (aquarelles) by Eugene Courboin, large fold-outs; plus eighteen full-page reproductions of prints and a host of text illustrations. Limited edition, copy 89 of 1500. History of the methods of transportation from the earliest times to the early days of the automobile. Marbled endpapers, modest extremity rubbing. Contemporary half brown morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Die Antiken Gemmen Geschichte Der Steinschneidekunst [History of Ancient Gems Cut Stone Art]

      Leipzig & Berlin: Giesecke & Devrient. 1900. First. First edition. Three volumes. Very good, rebound in red cloth with the original black leather spine labels retained. 67 plates with multiple stones displayed in each, with a description and explanation of each and a history of the art of cut stones in classic antiquity. Labels with some chipping, cloth a bit soiled, remnants of a bookplate on the pastedowns of each volume, and a dampstain on the front board of volume 3. Internally tight and clean. An examination of the gem collection at the Berlin Antiquarium. .

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        In Memoriam and Lyric Poems

      Ballantyne Press, 1900 - Two volumes Large 8vo Corners slightly bumped and edges of free end-papers darkened by contact with inner dentelles, but otherwise both volumes are very nice copies Decorated with border designs by Charles Ricketts. Full scarlet morocco with gilt floral and dotted corner pieces. Central floral and dotted design in gilt. Gilt ruled borders to both covers, gilt ruled panels to spine panel contining foliate decoration and titling. Inner dentelles gilt and ornamented in a similar fashion. Green marbled end-papers, onlaid to morocco panels on verso of covers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        IN MEMORIAM

      London: The Vale Press Hacon and Ricketts. Printed at the Ballantyne Press 1900 - First edition thus. William Russell Flint’s copy. Publisher’s original white buckram, spine lettered in gilt; pages unopened. Decorative title page borders by C. S. Ricketts. An excellent very good or better copy, the spine a little darkened, the contents clean and bright throughout. With the ownership signature and date of W. Russell Flint to the front free endpaper. One of 320 copies. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prince Charles Edward

      Paris, Goupil [Etc. , Etc. ], 1900. 1st Edition. Fabulously bound in a half aniline calf over marble board design. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling. Sumptuous in its simplicity and very distinctive in its style. Top edge gilt. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Description: vii, 300 p. Impressively and abundantly illustrated with portraits (incl. The frontis) and facsimile plates. 34 cm. Subjects: Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788. Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746.

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        Portraitpostkarte mit eigenh. U.

      O. O. u. D., [1900]. - 1 S. 8vo. Hübsche Aufnahme im Rollenkostüm des L'Aiglon aus Edmond Rostands gleichnamigen Stück über den Herzog von Reichstadt. - Teilkoloriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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