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        The works in architecture of Robert and James Adam: Les ouvrages d'architecture de Robert et Jacques Adam

      E. Thezard Fils, 1900. Hardcover. Good. Elephant Folio. (17.5" x 22.5") E. TheÂ?zard Fils, 1901. A monumental and exceptionally heavy book, international buyers please contact us for a shipping quote. Internally clean, unmarked white pages. Slight brittleness. See our pictures of this exquisite book. Robert and James Adams were neo-classical English architects that heavily influenced a generation of 18th and 19th century British and American architects. Robert studied architecture under Charles-Louis Clerisseau and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The Adams founded the Adam style of architecture and lead in the classical revival in 18th century architecture.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Annals of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution, Volume I [ Alexander Graham Bell's Copy ]

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. vii, [1-blank], 266 pages. Foldouts, illustrations. Originally issued in wraps (and apparently a cloth edition as well) there were 2 special copies produced that we are aware of, both of which we've handled. The first was for made Langley, the founder of the Observatory. The second (this copy) was for Alexander Graham Bell who was on the board at the time. Both were done in special leather bindings, with the Smithsonian seal on the front cover, title of the volume, and the person to whom the copy was presented in the lower right corner. This copy has been rebacked to match the Langley copy, and has wear to the leather overall, several pieces of leather replaced, and some loss to the gold gilt lettering. This copy was presented to "DOCTOR ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution", so embossed in gold lettering lower right on the front board. There are no annotations internally that we can find by Bell, nor any other ownership marks, but it was clearly his copy. (from the SAO website) : 'It was not until 1890 that SAO was founded by Samuel Pierpont Langley, the Institution's third Secretary, primarily for studies of the Sun. Langley is remembered today as an aeronautical pioneer, but he was trained as an astronomer and was the first American scientist to perceive "astrophysics" as a distinct field. Langley invented the bolometer and studied infrared radiation from the Sun. He foreshadowed modern concerns about climate change by searching for links between solar and terrestrial phenomena.' A nice addition to any collection of books on astronomy or related to Alexander Graham Bell.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        LISTOK “RABOCHAGO DELA” (NO. 1, 3, 6, 7, ONLY OF 8 TOTAL)

      Social Democrats]. 1900-1901. FT) Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 18; 23; 32; 40 pages. 18 cm. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “Leaflet ‘Workers’ Cause. ’” The Workers' Cause was an economic journal appearing irregularly in Geneva between April 1899 and February 1902 as the organ of the Union of Russian Social-Democrats Abroad. This leaflet was a supplement issued in Geneva at irregular intervals between June 1900 and July 1901, with a total of 8 issues published. CONTENTS: Pervoe Maya v Rossii v 1900 godu [First of May in Russia in 1900] --- Stachki [Strike] --- Po Rossii: Novyya Prava Khozyaev I Bezpravie Rabochikh [In Russia: New Rights of Owners and Workers without Rights] --- Voennyy Sud Had Pol’skimi Rabochimi [The Military Trial of Polish Workers] --- Iz Odessy: Po Pobodu Evreyskikh Pogromov [From Odessa: About the Cause of the Jewish Pogroms] --- Istoricheskiy Povorot [Historic Turn] --- Nachalo Kontsa: Khronika Poslednikh Sobytiy [Beginning of the End: A Chronicle of Recent Events] --- Mezhdunarodnyy Sotsializm I Revolyutsionnaya Bor’ba v Rossii [International Socialism and Revolutionary War in Russia] . OCLC lists one holding (National Library of Israel) . Some corners bumped, pages lightly stained. Some closed tears to No. 7, only minor loss of text on last page. Institutional stamp from Bund archives on all covers. Good Condition. (RUS-11-20A) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899. A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole

      London: William Heinemann 1900, 1st UK Edition. (Hardcover) xxiv, 478pp. Very good. Octavo. Original blue decorated cloth. Untrimmed. Four colored plates, many others from photos. Map. Spine a bit dull otherwise a very attractive copy. Spence 311. Narrative of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache. Cook served as surgeon and anthropologist and Roald Amundsen was first mate. This first UK edition seems scarcer than the US edition..

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        THE WORKS OF EUGENE SUE Illustrated (Complete 20 Volume Set) (Leather Bound)

      Francis A. Niccolls & Co.. Very Good. 1900. Hardcover. Complete 20 volume set. Three quarter maroon moroccan leather bound covers with 4 raised bands and cloth boards have light wear to extremities. Some corners bumped. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Gilt top edges. Untrimmed fore edges. Marbled paste downs and end sheets in very good condition. Frontispieces protected by tissue. Pages clean and appear unread. Illustrated with full page plates protected by tissue. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

      Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1900 First edition. Illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Original publisher's pictorial cloth. Binding state "C" with the "o" inside the "C" at the foot of the spine. Text and illustrations in the second (corrected) state. Some light wear to spine ends and corners, some very mild spotting and stains to covers, former owner signature to front pastedown. An excellent copy, free of the usual repairs or restoration.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Ordinances of the Colony of the Gambia, in Force 31st... 2 vols

      1900. Russell, Alexander David, Compiler. Ordinances of the Colony of the Gambia, In Force 31st July, 1900, With an Appendix Containing Rules Under Ordinances, Orders in Council &c.; Orders of the Queen on Council; Letters Patent and Various Acts of Parliament in Force in the Colony, And an Index. Prepared Under the Authority of "The Stature Laws (Revised Edition) Ordinance, 1899." London: Stevens and Sons, 1900. Two volumes. Folio (13" x 8-1/2"). Original textured cloth, gilt titles to spine, marbled endpapers. Rubbing to extremities with some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small stamps to title pages. A nice copy of a scarce set. * Only edition. One of the principal centers of the slave trade, Gambia was colonized by a succession of European governments and commercial groups during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Great Britain and France fought to possess it during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and it became a British possession in 1783 under the Treaty of Versailles. Gambia was originally subject to the government of neighboring colony Sierra Leone, which annexed it in 1821. Gambia became a separate colony in 1843. It was part of the West African Settlements from 1866 to 1888. Established as a crown colony in 1888, it achieved its independence in 1965. OCLC locates 5 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:155.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Original Design for Herbert Baker's Bookplate

      n.p., [ca. 1900]. Original Illustrations. Near Fine. Hugh Thomson. Hugh Thomson. Original Illustrations. A lovely original pen and ink drawing depicting an elegant 18th century gentleman who is arranging his book while seated. A banner gives the title "Herbert Baker, his book" and a book on the floor has the words "herein souls speak" on the edges. Signed by Thomson. Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) was one of the best known illustrators and designers of his time. He illustrated the books of Jane Austen, as well as Gaskell, Goldsmith, and many more. Herbert Baker (1862-1946) was one of the most important British architects of the early twentieth century. He is particular noted for his work in South Africa, where he dominated in his field for more than two decades. The design is charming and quite detailed, as is typical of Thomson's style. In black and white with a few touches of brown wash. A few light spots on lower right corner but otherwise near fine. 6.5 x 8 inches. ORIGART/052213.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Loys et Blanchefor.

      S.n. 1900 - - S.n., S.l. _[c. 1900], petit in-4 de 48pp., en feuilles. - Manuscrit autographe complet et inédit de 48 pages à l'encre violette sous chemise titrée comportant des ratures et corrections autographe de l'auteur. Julien Tiersot a rédigé un scénario très détaillé, découpé en deux actes, dans lequel il insère le texte de quelques chansons. Le titre est encore incertain "Loys et [Blanchereine(?)]", ainsi que le nom de l'héroïne : La Princesse sa fille [Blanchereine?]". Le personnage du Prince Florimont sera par la suite supprimé, comme l'indiquent les notes au crayon. Très intéressant dossier de travail de collaboration pour l'élaboration d'un livret d'opéra, pour le compositeur et musicologue Julier Tiersot, et resté inédit. Quatre actes ; page de titre laissant apparaître le nom des collaborateurs "Gabriel Vicaire, Maurice Bouchor et A.-Ferdinand Herold". Texte en vers. Les onze premières pages sont de la main de Maurice Bouchor, avec des corrections d'Herold, qui a rédigé tout le reste du manuscrit. On y joint sept pages autographes de Julien Tiersot, faisant des remarques et proposant des changements au livret ; sept pages autographes d'Herold ; et le tapuscrit d'une "nouvelle version". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Fallowfield Hunt- The Hunt Dinner

      ca 1900. Original chromolithograph. Good condition with some foxing on the lower margin . Framed Size: 81.3 x 59.5 cm. Size: 61 x 38.5 cm. (24 x 15 inches) The print illustrates a merry company of jolly hunters in the aftermath of a pleasurable dinner: raised glasses, singing, smoking pipes, running dogs etc. The Hunt Supper is part of the Fallowfield Hunt series, which was a great success at the turn of the century, both in the UK and the US.

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        TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE

      1900. Good. [MAP - JAPAN] IMPERIAL GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF JAPAN. TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE. Engraved by N. Matsudaira, printed by G. Yoshii at the Toyodo in Tokyo, 1900. This huge (164 x 183 cm) map has a colored inset of the political divisions of the empire and another inset of Taiwan and environs, as well as a superbly detailed map of Japan itself. There is some weakening of folds, but overall in good condition, folded and enclosed in a printed cover box. A monumental work, in English throughout. By no means common.

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        Hand Book of New Brunswick, Canada

      Fredericton - Issued by the Authority of the Crown Land Department 1900 - A fascinating piece of Canadian history, a turn-of-the-centuryguide to the province of New Brunswick, prepared by New Brunswick engineer and novelist William Albert Hickman. With anAgent General for New Brunswickink addressstamp to the title page and the first page. William Albert Hickman, (1878-1957), a native of New Brunswick, was a Candian designer and engineer. He is probably most well-known as the inventor of the Hickman Sea Sled, a direct forefather of the modern catamaran. He was later a Commissioner of New Brunswick, a lecturer for the Government, a Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute, and a successful novelist. Condition: In the original pictorial paper wraps. Externally, a little bumped, with marks and an ink library stamp to the front board. The front board is detached. With a small section missing from the rear board. Internally, firmly bound, with some browning and the occasional spot. With Worcester public library bookplate to the front pastedown, ink stamps to the title page, last page, and several further pages, and an ink reference number to the title page. Overall: FAIR due to detached front board, otherwise good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LUCKY BLACK CAT

      Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1900 (Circa.). Paperback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Good condition. Untearable. Father Tuck's Wonderland Series. Pictorial cardwraps. Four full page colour pictures. 10 Yellow/black/white illustrations to text. Book slightly affected by damp and thus a little crinkled/warped. First and last page starting to come unglued from the covers. Front cover is a little faded by damp at vertical edge (not bad). Colour plates are beautifully clean and sharp. Light page browning with just a few margin marks. A reasonable copy of a scarce title. [S]

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        PUSSIES AT WORK

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

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        Collection of 52 Glass Lantern Slides Depicting Egypt, Tunis, Morocco, and The Southern Levant, Including Palestine and Lebanon

      Collection of 52 glass lantern slides, circa 1900, contained in a purpose-made wooden box from the period, with four separate compartments and a leather carrying strap. The majority are photographic images, 2 are sketch illustrations. Each slide, one of which is dated as early as 1899, measures approximately 8 x 8cm, 33 slides with manuscript or typed caption. Box measures approximately 10.5cm x 28.5cm x 11cm (WxHxD). The lot is in very good condition. A lovely assortment of views, nicely preserved. Alexandria, Port Said, Esna, Heliopolis & Nile Rivers are featured in the Egypt portion of the collection. In Alexandria we find the Mohamed Ali Pasha and the beautiful Alexandria Gardens. Commerce Street in Port Said is captured with a fair amount of pedestrians as well as boats along the beach. Other slides show a Nile boat, an Egyptian garden, a row of date palms, the tree of the Virgin Mary in the ancient city of Heliopolis, and the mummy of Rameses the Great in the Palace of Giza. A sketch drawing illustrates the Temple of Khnum at Esneh (Esna), located on the west bank of the River Nile, some 55 km south of Luxor. A view of Mena village is dated on the slide 3/4/08. One of the slides was originally part of a set called "Three Continents in Six Weeks: Comprising Athens, Holy Land and Egypt," and two were part of a set entitled "Cairo and the Nile", by York & Son, England, 1899. Slides of Tunis and Tangier (Morocco) show the port of La Goulette (Halq al Wadi), a roof top view featuring the minaret of the Hammouda Pacha Mosque, a Jewish lady in a traditional white costume, missionaries and their house, Tunisians at work employing horses and camel for tasks, a shoe shop, a shepherd with his flock of sheep, and Longfellow's gravesite. Photo slides of Algeria comprise views from Constantine & Algiers. Arab shoemakers are seen in Constantine. The plaster-cast of Geronimo is seen in the museum at Algiers, as well as the Catholic basilica Notre Dame d'Afrique (Our Lady of Africa). Tangier (Morocco) slides depict a busy street scene, the interior of the mosque Dar el Makhzen, the sultan's palace, villages and inhabitants, ruins, a boat carrying European travellers, and a "Royal Moorish Bazaar" on Main Street. Also included here is a sketch illustration of the Galleries in Gibraltar from 1901 (manufactured by G.W. Wilson). Of further interest, are 13 glass slides of the Middle East, showing villages and people in Palestine and Beirut (Lebanon). .

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park. Complete in 10 volumes.

      London: Dent, 1900 / 1901.. 8vo. (7 x 4.5 inches). Coloured illustrations by H. M. Brock, hors-texte, with tissue guards. Mixed editions, of 1901, except for Mansfield Park, which is a Second Edition of 1900. Publisher's cloth gilt, decorated. Covers a little marked, spines slightly darkened or sometimes faded. The Brimley Johnson Edition of Jane Austen's work. Complete in 10 volumes: Sense and Sensibility (2 vols); Pride and Prejudice (2 vols); Emma (2 vols); Mansfield Park (2 vols); Persuasion; Northanger Abbey. Decorative endpapers, lightly browned. Some spotting to half-title of Mansfield Park (vols I and II). Emma (volume I, inner hinge split - webbing showing - between rear free endpaper and blank flyleaf), Sense and Sensibility (volume I, inner hinge split - webbing showing - at rear pastedown and free endpaper; volume II, inner hinges split - webbing showing - at front and rear pastedowns and free endpapers). O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good set. Heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas. Second / Third / Fourth edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        An Old Lace Collection

      Private Printing 1900 - This Collection can be visited in the Permanent Lace Exhibition every day at G. Camerino Jesurum and Burano Venitian Lace 32, Avenue de L' Opera, Paris. String bound. Picture of store rear cover, some chipping to edges. Excellent detail plates. Extremely RARE OCLC finds 1 copy at The Smithsonian. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        PORTRAIT OF ALFRED STIEGLITZ

      NY, 1900. Frank, Eugene. Hand-pulled photogravure. Image approx. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Printed on stiff "vellum" paper and tipped to art paper which is 15 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. Fine. A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 6, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES TWO, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York in 1900. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in 1901. Limited to 150 copies. Frank Eugene Smith (1865-1936, NYC) studied at City College of New York and Bayrische Academie Bildenden Kunste in Munich. He had his first exhibit at The Camera Club in 1899; was elected to The linked Ring in 1900 and in 1902 becomes a founder of the Photo-Secession. He moved permanently to Germany in 1906. He was portraitist and pictorialist of renown; a painter and photographer. In 1913 He was appointed Royal Professor of the Graphic Arts of Leipzig; a professorship, created especially for Eugene, was the first chair for pictorial photography at any art academy.

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        PORTRAIT OF MISS M., OF WASHINGTON

      NY, 1900. Clark, Rose. Hand-pulled photogravure. Image size 6 15/16 x 3 15/16 inches. Printed on copper plate paper and tipped to art paper which is 15 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. Fine. A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 17, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES TWO, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York in 1900. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in 1901. Limited to 150 copies. Harriette Candace Clark (also known as Rose; 1852-1942) was a painter, poet, writer and photographer. She and Elizabeth Flint Wade, who was an editor for Harper's Weekly, operated as a team. Wade printed Clark's negatives; they also were awarded the gold medal at and exhibition in 1902 where the American Section of the exhibition was selected by Alfred Stieglitz. Clark wrote on technical matters in photography for the American Amateur Photographer when Stieglitz was the editor. She had a solo exhibit of her photography as early as 1899 at The Camera Club. Sadakichi Hartmann wrote "The most successful portrait work (next to Steichen's, of course) is furnished by Rose Clark. She must be a close student of painting, all her work, without losing its individuality, is reminiscent of grand examples of pictorial art."

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        Autograph Letter signed ("SL Clemens") to New York attorney, Augustus T. Gurlitz, regarding Rudyard Kipling's copyright lawsuit [with:] Autograph Postcard Signed ("SL Clemens") to Gurlitz

      [New York], december 3, 1900; and december 13, 1900. 12mo. 2 pp., on single folded sheet. Letter a bit soiled, with the original envelope postmarked the same day; postcard with a few smudges . When, in 1890, the American publisher Fenno brought out a pirated edition of Kipling's works in direct competition with Scribner's authorized "Outward Bound" edition, Kipling appealed to his friend Mark Twain for help in taking action against Fenno. Here, Twain writes to Kipling's American attorney Gurlitz, acknowledging receipt of Scribner's set for comparison with the Fenno piracy: "I thank you quite immeasurably for the Kipling set, & you must send for the Fenno lot - whenever you need it, for I doubt if I get a chance in six months to study the matter, or even glance at it, my own planned-out body of work being formidable for extent & time-absorption. If you didn't get Howells to make an affidavit, he MUST do it. Everybody should help. -" Later, on March 14, 1901, Twain himself testified for the plaintiff in Kipling's lawsuit against Fenno for copyright infringement, and Twain himself engaged Gurlitz as his attorney in his own action against the Butler Brothers, publisher's of a pirated LIBRARY OF WIT AND HUMOR. It is quite likely that Twain's postcard to Gurlitz on 13 December, expresses his agreement to sue the Butler Brothers, for it reads simply: "What would it cost? - definitely."

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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING EARLY IMAGES OF THE MINING AND LUMBER INDUSTRIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA]

      [Near Fernie & Michel, B.C. ca. 1900-1910].. Fifty leaves, containing approximately 182 photographs. Oblong octavo. Original black pebbled cloth. Covers worn, detached from text block. Several photographs loose, a handful with some damage. Generally clean and crisp, most with manuscript captions. About very good. Wonderful candid photo album of British Columbia, with several photographs of Alberta and the Rocky Mountain regions. This photograph album was assembled, we suspect, by Alex and Agnes Middleton, whose portraits are included amongst the images. It is a fascinating visual collection documenting the early mining and lumber towns of Fernie and Michel in southeastern British Columbia. Included are images of lumber camps, coal mining sites, town views, the rugged and beautiful surrounding mountain ranges, train depots, bridges, hotels, churches, Elk River, Crowe Nest Pass, Elk Prairie, and much more. There are two particularly interesting photographs depicting "Frites Wood Store, Michel" before and after a fire devastated Michel around 1902 or 1903. There is also an image showing tent camps which served as temporary living quarters for those villagers who lost their homes to a fire in Fernie around 1904. Additionally, there are several images of Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Ladysmith, and Natal. Most of the photographs throughout the album are identified in manuscript. All in all, a very nice, cohesive collection of images from the early industrial days of this Canadian frontier region.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Great Boer War. With Maps

      London, Thomas Nelson [1900], 1900. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION being the RARE SUPPRESSED ISSUE. Small 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt to spine, elaborately blocked in dark blue to upper. Slightly dulled to spine otherwise a fine copy. Not to be confused with the 1903 or 1908 issues with Lord Roberts frontis, Doyle took great exception to this issue, particularly over the use of his portrait as frontispiece, and vowed to "destroy the whole edition rather than pass it". A few early copies were bound up and despatched, this being one. Scarce. Green and Gibson B1 (f).

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        MARK TWAIN AND BRET HARTE

      New York: John B. Alden, 1900. Hardcover. 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). 1 p.l., [151]-192 pp., [2] leaves (three additional blank leaves in front, and 27 at rear, added by binder). Contemporary Spanish style three-quarter variegated maroon morocco over green cloth, raised bands, spine panelled in gilt with rules and lozenge centerpiece, mottled fabric endpapers, linen hinges, top edge gilt. TITLE PAGE WITH THE (FRAUDULENT) AUTOGRAPHS OF BRET HARTE AND S. L. CLEMENS/(MARK TWAIN). Last blank leaf with inscribed note of provenance, "added to my father's . . . collection of first editions of Mark Twain," signed by Eugene Field II, and dated 2 September 1923. Title page with upper corner and significant portion of border at top cut away (with the note "no fault of mine" pencilled below), extremities a bit rubbed, leaves very slightly toned, otherwise only trivial faults, and internally and externally in excellent condition. Haweis was an English clergyman who produced inspirational and moral literature, but who also had a taste for funny, lively novels and tales depicting America, which was to him a distant land of madcap adventures and rugged individuals. He has thoroughly enjoyed his reading of Twain and Harte and is an appreciative critic. Quite apart from the content, this volume is particularly desirable as bearing the very convincing but forged signatures of Twain and Harte on the title page. Once in the library of the newspaper columnist, poet, and bibliophile Eugene Field (1850-95), the book passed into the hands of his son and namesake, whose main achievement in life was to perfect the forged signatures of authors whose books had been in his father's library, and particularly the signature of Clemens/Twain. Other Twain items that share the history of ours include copies of "Innocents Abroad," "Gilded Age," "Connecticut Yankee," and "Tramp Abroad," all sold at Swann Galleries on 17 October 1991, as well as the Doheny copy of "Tom Sawyer Abroad," sold three years earlier. The signatures here are absolutely convincing.

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        Punch Library of Humour 25 Volume Set

      The Educational Book Company N.D. - Hardcover. Complete 25 volume set. Volumes are in Very Good Plus to FINE condition. Gold gilt top edge. Red cloth bindings. The Educational Book Company publishers. Circa turn of the century 1900. Illustrated. Life in London - Country Life - In the Highlands - Scottish Humour - Irish Humour - In Society - After Dinner Stories - In Bohemia - At the Play - Mr. Punch at Home - On the Continong - Railway Book - At the Seaside - Mr. Punch Afloat - In the Hunting Field - Mr. Punch on Tour - With Rod and Gun - Mr. Punch Awheel - Book of Sports - Golf Stories - In the Wig and Gown - On the Warpath - Book of Love - With the Children. This item exceeds standard weight & will require extra postage. Please inquire. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A collection of manuscript and typescript material relating to Sir William's visit to South Africa as part of the Royal Commission on the treatment of the sick and wounded in South Africa in 1900

      1900 [and later]. 2pp. ALS, "Train on way to Southampton", 4 August 1900, from Church to his sisters; 4pp. ALS with associated envelope, Cape town, 28 August 1900, from Church to his sisters; 6pp. ALS, "Rail between Howick & Pr.Maritzburgh", 18 September 1900, from Church to his sisters; 2 volumes of copy typescripts, manuscript titling to upper covers "40th Day / October 3rd. 1900 / Cape Town / Dr. W.S. Church" (recto only of 92 leaves); "41st Day / October 4th. 1900 / Simon's Town / Dr. W.S. Church" (recto only of 23 leaves); later typescript transcriptions of a series of 12 letters from Sir William Church to his wife, dated 5 August 1900 - 27 October 1900 (134 leaves, recto only); 2 copy photographs (1 a posed image of 13 Boer Commando; the second titled in the negative "Camp Service / Kroonstad. O.R.C."). A fascinating group of manuscript and typescript material from the Boer War: a first view of the Commission that was sent out in response to damaging allegations that had been made by W. A. Burdett-Coutts, Conservative Member of Parliament for Westminster, regarding the condition of hospitals in South Africa The letters to his sisters are as follows: 2pp. ALS, "Train on way to Southampton", 4 August 1900, from Church to his sisters, written on the train on his way from London to Southampton to join the R.M.S. "Dunottar Castle", the Royal Commission's transport to South Africa. 4pp. ALS with associated envelope, Cape Town, 28 August 1900, from Church to his sisters, following his arrival in Cape Town, giving impressions of the voyage, Cape Town, the work of the Royal Commission "I have seen nothing here that would not be a credit to any hospital in England .. Tomorrow morning we board our train & and in it we shall live until we have finished out tour of inspection". 6pp. ALS, "Rail between Howick & Pr.Maritzburgh", 18 September 1900, from Church to his sisters, revising his opinion of Johannesberg "It is a marvellous town ... The civilian population has nearly deserted it ... We saw well dressed people crowding round the office for relief tickets", mentioning that both Lord Roberts and Kitchener had given evidence, describing other places the Commission had visited and commenting on the impossibility of the situation at Ladysmith and criticising Sir G. White for his choice of defensive positions.. The two volumes of copy typescripts cover two days of evidence gathering. They seem to have been prepared for Sir William Church, as his personal record of what was said. A comparison with the published minutes show no apparent differences between the two. Cf. Minutes of Evidence taken before the Royal Commission appointed to consider and report upon the care and treatment of the sick and wounded during the South African Campaign (London: 1901) pp.512-536 The group of twelve letters (typescript, 134 leaves) to his wife are particularly interesting, as they give some background to the work of the Commission as well as giving an informed civilian's view of some aspects of the war. Sir William Church wrote the letters as a combination letter and diary. The entries start on the first day on board ship, and cover the whole of his South African trip, ending with his return to London. They offer a fascinating snap-shot: Sir William writes of shipboard life, the people he meets and the places he visits, he also writes knowledgably about the plants and animals he encounters, the work of the Commission, and comments on various aspects of the war. Sir William Selby Church enjoyed a very distiguished career in medicine. the Royal College of Physicians online biography is as follows: "William Church was born at Hatfield, the son of John Church, JP, DL, and his wife, Isabella, daughter of George Selby of Beal, Northumberland, whose family were hereditary Janitors of Berwick. At Harrow and University College, Oxford, he distinguished himself as a cricketer. He took his degree with first class honours in natural science in 1860 and then obtained Lees readership in anatomy at Christ Church, which he held until 1869. He entered St Bartholomews Hospital as a student in 1862 and proceeded to his BM degree two years later. He first held brief appointments at the Royal General Dispensary and the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest before being elected in 1867 assistant physician and lecturer on comparative anatomy at St Bartholomews. In 1868 he became demonstrator of morbid anatomy and in 1875 full physician; he remained on the active staff till the year 1902. Meanwhile, he had established for himself a reputation as one of his professions foremost administrators. From 1889 to 1899 he represented Oxford University on the General Medical Council, and from 1899 to 1905 he held office as President of the Royal College of Physicians, having already served as Censor and delivered, in 1895, the Harveian Oration. In 1900 he visited South Africa as a member of the Royal Commission sent out to investigate the treatment of sick and wounded soldiers. He was chairman of the executive committee of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund from its foundation in 1902 until 1923 and of the distribution committees of the King Edward VII Hospital Fund for London from 1903 to 1918. From 1907 to 1909 he acted as the first president of the Royal Society of Medicine, having taken a leading part, with Sir John MacAlister, in the amalgamation of medical societies which preceded its foundation. He was created a baronet in 1901 and a KCB in 1902. Although Church never acquired nor sought a large consulting practice, he was widely respected as an able clinician and diagnostician. He edited his Hospitals Reports from 1877 to 1893. He wrote an article on rheumatic fever for Allbutts System of Medicine. He was a man of fine presence, if a trifle awe-inspiring to students. He enjoyed country pursuits, particularly riding and shooting, and, on inheriting his fathers estate in 1872, seriously considered abandoning his profession in favour of a country life. Village cricket and the London Skating Club were among his other interests. He married in 1875 Sybil Constance, daughter of C J Bigge of Linden, Northumberland, and had two sons and a daughter. When he died at Hatfield in 1928, he was Senior Fellow on the College List. G H Brown " Lancet, 1928; British Medical Journal,1928; St Barts Hospital Reports,1929,lxii,1; Dictionary of National Biography,1922-30, p.185; Al. Oxon,i,251. Cf. "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Royal Commission appointed to consider and report upon the care and treatment of the sick and wounded during the South African Campaign" (London: 1901) pp.512-536

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        Mockba Moscau

      No date. Not known. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. 30 pages of photographic views of Moscow in colour. Single sided printing on glazed card the colour printing is of chromo quality. ( see images) . Original binding lightly marked, contents clean and crisp. Two of the pages are printed facing each other to give a panoramic view. No date (circa 1900?) Size: A4 Landscape. 30 pages. .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Russia; Inventory No: 12488..

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        Who's Afraid of a Big Black Stag-Beetle?"

      (London, c. 1900). A framed, matted original painting by Louis Wain, signed by the artist in the lower left corner. This whimsical watercolor illustration depicts three wide-eyed cats standing upright, backed against a wall, with their mouths open in surprise. The cats are distancing themselves from a large, black stag-beetle crawling across the floor. A gallery label on the reverse is the source for the title of the painting. Louis Wain is best known for his anthropomorphic, often humorous illustrations of cats, which he first created around 1880 in order to amuse his wife while she was ill with cancer. Frame measures 14 by 17 inches; mat opening is 5 3/4 by 9 1/4. Silver frame is slightly rubbed, else a very fine example of Wain's characteristic art.

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        A saunter through Kent with pen and pencil / by Charles Igglesden ; illustrated by Xavier Willis [ 25 volumes ]

      Ashford, Kent : Published at the Offices of the Kentish Express, [1900-1946]. - Very good copies in the original title-printed, sky-blue cloth. Vignette to the front panel corner of each volume. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some scattered surface marks to boards. Spine covers sun-toned in places. Volume 3 is SIGNED by the author. Volume 24 is a review copy with publisher's slip loosely inserted. This unique and near-complete collection remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Very good copies in the original title-printed, sky-blue cloth. Vignette to the front panel corner of each volume. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some scattered surface marks to boards. Spine covers sun-toned in places. Volume 3 is SIGNED by the author. Volume 24 is a review copy with publisher's slip loosely inserted. This unique and near-complete collection remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 8 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Completes de Paul Bourget. In seven volumes

      - Paris - Librairie Plon, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set of Bourget's novels. Includes Cruelle Enigme, Un Crime D'Amour, Andre Cornelis, Mensonges, Physiologie de L'Amour Moderne, Le Disciple, Un Coeur de Femme, La Terre Promise, Cosmopolis, Une Idylle Tragique, La Duchesse Bleue, Le Luxe des Autres, Le Fantome, L'eau Profonde, L'Etape, andUn Divorce. Bourget's reputation as a novelist is assured in some academic and intellectual circles but while they were widely popular in his time, his novels have long been largely forgotten by the general reading public. Impressed by the art of Henry Beyle (Stendhal), he struck out on a new course at a moment when the realist school was the vogue in French fiction. With Bourget, observation was mainly directed to the human character. At first his purpose seemed to be purely artistic, but when Le Disciple appeared, in 1889, the preface to that story revealed his moral enthusiasm. After that, he varied between his earlier and his later manner, but his work in general was more seriously conceived. He painted the intricate emotions of women, whether wronged, erring or actually vicious; and he described the ideas, passions and failures of the young men of France. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally very smart with justsome shelfwear. One hinge is strained and one slightly strained, but are holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright with age-toning to the endpapers only,and clean throughout, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Rubiyt of - Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald

      New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, n.d., ca. 1900. Ariel Booklets edition. 12mo. Frontispiece portrait of FitzGerald. [iv], 105, [1] pp., without ads at rear, pp. [107-115]. Contemporary brown morocco, floral and "book-strap" design with onlays. Potter 304. Provenance: William A. Quayle (his bookplate and signature) . In an attractive inlaid binding with an unusual "book-strap" motive across the covers. This copy from the noted collection of William A. Quayle, an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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        WITH THE FLAG TO PRETORIA. A History of the Boer War of 1899-1900

      London: Harmsworth Brothers, Ltd., 1900, 1901. 2 volumes. First edition. Profusely illustrated throughout, “from photographs and authentic sketches taken in South Africa”, and with two very large folding maps and a number of charts and plans. Tall 4to, in the publisher’s scarce original full gilt binding, the publisher's best bindings, designed to be reminiscent of full morocco bindings featuring red morocco spines over matching red cloth textured as morocco, the upper covers beautifully gilt decorated and lettered in a Pax Britannica motif featuring crossed Union Jacks with laurels and an imperial crown, the spines with flat decorated full gilt decorated bands creating compartments with imperial crown central tools in gilt, gilt lettering in one compartment. Arguably this is the least common, and most impressive, of the many binding variations available on this title. viii, 364; viii, 365-716 pp. A pristine, very fine and very beautiful set, the full gilt decorated red bindings are extremely handsome and in remarkably nice shape, hinges firm and solid which is sometimes a problem on these sets, the color and gilt both extremely bright and fresh, internally as perfect as can be, an exceptional set. FIRST EDITION IN PERHAPS THE SCARCEST AND MOST IMPRESSIVE BINDING STATE OF WILSON'S EXTREMELY WELL ILLUSTRATED AND COMPREHENSIVE CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF THE BOAR WAR. The South African war was notable for many reasons, not the least of which was the fact that it was “the first great struggle fought out under new conditions which smokeless powder had introduced. No invention has made a greater change in the art of war than this revolution, so profound that it can only be compared with that brought about by the general adoption of firearms four hundred years (before).” In the early stages of the war, the British were met with resistance and defeat at the hands of the Boers who then as now had an absolute knowledge of the country and its terrain. Almost as in the American Revolution, British troops were met by an adversary secreted in the geography and whose arms and artillery were scattered and placed in an order completely alien to the normative battlefield strategy of the times. On many levels, the British were greeted with an array of new experiences on the battlefields. These books portray these experiences and the building of the realities that would beset South Africa for over a century. A quite remarkable set of books in exemplary condition.

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        On the Criterion that a Given System of Deviations from the Probable in the Case of a Correlated System of Variables is such that it Can Reasonably Be Supposed to have Arisen from Random Sampling

      London: Taylor & Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important papers in the history of statistics, introducing the 'chi-squared' test of goodness of fit, "one of the most useful of all statistical tests" and "one of Pearson's greatest single contributions to statistical methodology" (DSB). "Specification or stochastic modeling of data is an important step in statistical analysis of data. Karl Pearson was the first to recognize this problem and introduce criterion, in a paper published in 1900, to examine whether the observed data support a given specification. He called it chi-squared goodness-of-fit test, which motivated research in testing of hypotheses and estimation of unknown parameters and led to the development of statistics as a separate discipline... In an article entitled "Trial by Number", [Ian] Hacking says that the goodness of fit chi-square test introduced by Karl Pearson (1900) 'ushered in a new kind of decision making' and gives it a place among the top 20 discoveries since 1900 considering all branches of science and technology" (C.R. Rao, "Karl Pearson Chi-Square Test: The Dawn of Statistical Inference"). In: Philosophical Magazine, Series 5, Vol 50, pp. 157-175. Complete volume (July-Dec 1900) offered. London: Taylor & Francis, 1900. Octavo, modern cloth. Provenance: with library stamp on volume title from the prestigious Gmelin Institute (after 1996, part of the Max Planck Institute). A fine copy.

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        Two Original Watercolor Caricatures of English Judges

      1900. Sem [Gorsat, Georges (1863-1934)]. [Two Original Watercolor Caricatures of English Judges]. 9" x 5-3/4". Images rendered in watercolor over pencil outline on illustration board, subjects identified in margins and verso. c. 1900. Toning, light browning to outer edges, probably from frames, otherwise fine. * These appear to be original watercolor illustrations for a periodical. They depict two distinguished English judges, Sir Nathaniel Lindley, Baron Lindley [1828-1921] and John William Mellor [1835-1911]. Gorsat, or Goursat, was a French caricaturist and illustrator active from the late nineteenth century to 1934. His lasting fame rests on his depictions of the French ruling class and high society during the Belle Epoque. He was a regular contributor to the leading French periodicals, produced albums of caricatures on social and political topics and designed several path-breaking advertisements. As seem by our two examples, he sometimes depicted people and subjects outside of France.

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        Giovanissimi nudi con toga. In interno d'atelier di pittore.

      Subject: (Erotica - Fotografia d'autore). Foto originale all'albumina, 1900 circa, di cm. 13 x 17. Certamente attribuibile al circolo di von Gloeden, quantunque non nota.

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        ADMINISTRATION. CIVIL SERVICE. "AMERICAN IDEALS" Part II

      New York: G. P. Putnam's & Sons, 1900. Hardcover. Mild edgewear; some rubbing to spine. Very Good or better. Half polished calf with calf corners and a gilt-decorated spine with gilt-lettered contrasting morocco spine labels. Originally published in 1897, this is an early edition that was part of a set of Roosevelt's works. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper without inscription or date. From the notable collection of Frederick W. Skiff with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown.

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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 . Catalogs: topography: hampshire & isle of wight.

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        Shin-Bijutsukai. The New Monthly Magazine of Various Designs by The Famous Artists of To-Day. Ca 1900

      Shin-Bijutsukai. [New Fine Art Association]. The New Monthly Magazine of Various Designs by The Famous Artists of To-Day. Ca 1900. Small 4to, approx 240mm x 160mm, paper wrapper to front with original silk ties. PP title, publication details verso, 22 colour woodblock prints, each approx 200 x 115mm, 4 heightened with silver and 4 designs have annotation or signature. Later number written on margin of top cover, otherwise all pages and prints are in near fine condition.

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        PAN. Herausgegeben von der Genossenschaft Verlag Pan. Years 1 - 5. [All Published- alles Erschienene]

      Berlin: Pan and Fontane 1895-1900. - Large 4to. The 5 years in 10 linen bound volumes with the centerpiece of the original paper covers attached to the covers. One of 1100 copies on Kupferdruck (rag) paper. LACKING the original prints, but with all the other illustrations and text. Fine letter press printing with tissue guards throughout. Very good looking set for a collector who has one or more of the original prints, but lacks the actual books from which they were removed. 4 spines foxed. Masterpiece of Jugendstil/art nouveau fine prining.

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        Lord Jim

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Conrad's masterpiece; one of only 2100 copies printed. "There can be little doubt that Conrad's fame as a novelist rests chiefly upon Lord Jim. And perhaps the main reason for this is that it raises a fierce moral issue in a very definite form and carries it through on a high level of creative intensity" (Richard Curle). Provenance: From the library of Nancy Reynolds Bagley, the daughter of R.J. Reynolds, and her husband, Henry Walker Bagley, with their bookplate on the front pastedown. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900. Octavo, original green cloth. Binding slightly cocked; cloth clean with only light toning to spine and a little rubbing at joints. Browning to endpapers (as usual), a few spots of scattered foxing, but text generally very clean. An exceptionally nice copy of a difficult book to find in collectible condition.

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        Stereopticon Slides of Glacier National Park [Set of 149 / 150 Original Slides in Box Along with "Glacier National Park: A Lecture" Booklet (Great Northern Railway, 1910)]

      ST Paul, Minn.: Haynes Photo Studio [circa 1900]. () Very good. Set of 150 hand-coloured lantern slides. No broken images. Missing only the first slide (#1) with the other 149 / 150 complete. Each slide is numbered and captioned with the image clear and brightly coloured. In original wooden slide box with some light staining and wear. Black cloth lining in top of a box with a 'Notice to the Operator' affixed discussing proper slide use. Box closes with a metal clasp and ring (both slightly rusty) a worn sticker beneath the clasp provides instructions regarding the case and ring. Also included is the "Glacier National Park: A Lecture- Great Northern Railway / Glacier National Park" booklet. Booklet measures 13.75 X 6.25" with 30 pages and a small B / W image of each slide (along with a description); booklet shows some light soiling and light wear to spine. An impressive collection of slides made even more complete by the accompanying book containing descriptions and information. F. Jay Haynes (1853-1921) was official photographer for the Northern Pacific Railroad and for Yellowstone National Park. This collection of lantern slides contains a wealth of images regarding Glacier National Park, including looming mountains, hotel waitresses, bright flowers, crisp water and native Americans all with detailed hand-colouring..

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        L' ARCHITECTURE NOUVELLE. 3ME SERIE. CONSTRUCTIONS DIVERSES ET DE STYLE ART NOUVEAU. DOURDAN, CH. JULIOT, 1900

      CH. JULIOT 1900 Senza data, 1900 circa. - Mezza tela coeva, titoli oro al dorso con alcune mende e spellature, in-folio (cm.37x30). Il solo Portfolio, rilegato coevo, della bellissima raccolta di disegni architettonici di prestigiose ville progettate per località marine d

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        Album of 51 photographs of a Journey from Islamabad to the Lidder Valley, the Kolahoi Glacier, the Yameur Pass and the Sind Valley

      Kashmir & Sind [KASHMIR & SIND], circa 1900-10. Oblong album (23 x 30 cm), containing 51 original silver print photographs of various dimensions (mostly snapshots, but two large views of Kolahoi Glacier), with accompanying typed narrative; contemporary half morocco, maroon cloth boards; spine and joints repaired, corners rubbed, otherwise in very good condition. This album records the travels of Edward Bibby and his party as they trek through Kashmir and Sind, northern India. The journey commences at Kanbal, near Islamabad, with further stops at Achebal, Martand, Bawan, Eishmakam Monastery, Ganeshbal, Pahlgam, Lidawat (Lidderwatt), Sekhwas Yamsar Nag Lake, Koolan, Sonamarg, Gangagir, Talijaz and Gundabal. Excerpt from accompanying narrative: "The ascent [of the Yameur Pass] if taken gently is not trying and the view when one gets to the top 14000 ft repays one for one's trouble. Looking back one sees the bowl shaped valley towards Sekhwas, the hilly covered with snow and one or two magnificent glaciers. On the other side is the Sind Valley. What first struck us was the absolutely precipitous drop on the Sind Valley side. One mass of snow, and we started to think our descent would be an arduous undertaking, especially for the coolies. However we sat down to have tiffin and wait for our coolies to come up.... Just as we had finished lunch we heard a hooroosh just behind us and a crowd of coolies came pouring over the hill top. We discovered that they had just completed a path through the snow for the Residency party who were coming the next day." End excerpt .

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        Lebende Thierbilder

      Munchen: Braun and Schneider. First edition. 4to. n.d. (ca. 1900). Original color pictorial paper-covered boards, cloth spine. Eight superb moveable colored illustrations by Meggendorfer, including dogs, geese, lambs, cows, bunnies, etc., all with intricate moveable pictures via pull-tabs. Occasional soiling, corners bumped, overall very good copy with all moveable parts in excellent and full working order.

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        THE SON OF THE WOLF: Tales of the Far North

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. First edition. Very Good +. First issue binding, without periods around ampersand on spine. Early printing with broken type on page 147; a stub between pages 6 and 7; and a period after 1900 on the copyright page. Collation: [i-vi]; [1]-251; [252] colophon; blank. A Very Good+ copy with minor soiling to rear cover, some bumping and rubbing to silver on covers, internally quite clean. Overall, an attractive copy of London's first book, a collection of short stories based on his experiences during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late nineteenth century. Additional images available upon request. Very Good +.

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