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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Meudon, June 1900?]. - 1 p. on bifolium. With autogr. envelope. To Monsieur Vollin (?), sending three tickets for an exhibition and hoping to see him there: "Je vous ai fait envoyer 1 carte pour vous, 2 pour Mr Brunel. Dites-moi si c'est bien. Merci de votre sympathie, elle me fait grand bien, et soyez assez aimable de venir le vendredi après midi à l'Expo que je puisse vous serrer la main [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Nishiki-Cho [Book of Embroidery]

      Ca. 1900-1920s. - Original cloth boards, slight wear to extremities. Minor abrasion to all text-block edges. Light foxing, occasional browning to contents. Japanese orihon (accordion-style) binding, large tear to hinges, repaired. A hand-made album of 16 richly decorative Japanese textiles, tipped-in to thick boards. A fine example of Japanese brocade. Comes with original book-envelope (a few stains, chips, tears). Ca. 1900-1920s. Unpaginated. Text in Japanese. May require extra shipping charges due to size and weight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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        Historical Romances Of William Harrison Ainsworth (In Twenty Volumes, Full Morocco With Matching Morocco Doublures): Guy Fawkes, Jack Sheppard, The Tower Of London, Boscobel, Talbot Harland, Crichton, John Law, The Manchester Rebels, Old St. Paul's, Windsor Castle, Rookwood, The Goldsmith's Wife, The Constable Of Bourbon, St. James's Or The Court Of Queen Anne, The Constable Of The Tower, Cardinal Pole, The Star-Chamber, The Lord Mayor Of London

      George Barrie And Son [(Circa 1890/1912), Philadelphia 1900 - Complete Set Of 20 Volumes, One Of 1000 Sets Of The Library Edition, Printed On Japan Vellum Paper, With Many Etchings In Each Volume, Each In Two States And Each With Tissue Guards. Undated, But Circa 1890-1912, When Barrie Was Producing Such Limited Edition Illustrated Sets. Unsigned Deluxe Binding In Full Morocco, Gilt, Five Bands, With Full Morocco Doublures, Heavily Gilt, And Silk Facing Endpapers, Top Edges Gilt. Slight Rubbing At Some Points On Edges; Tower Of London, Volume 2 Unfortunately Front Board Detached (Today) But Completely Present. A Rare Set When Complete And When Bound In Full Morocco. Weight About 60 Pounds, Shipping Weight About 80 Pounds, Postage At Cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, "Jph. Conrad," to Doubleday, McClure and Co representative James MacArthur

      "The Pent" [Stanford near Hythe], 1900. 4 pages. 12mo. Old folds, minor toning. 4 pages. 12mo. ON LORD JIM, AGAINST AUTHOR PHOTOS, AND BEGINNING "TYPHOON" A terrific, unpublished Conrad letter, being a reply to James MacArthur, the London representative of the American publisher of Lord Jim, expressing ambivalence about that novel; making clear his distaste for author photographs; and mentioning that he's begun work on "Typhoon." In part: "I am glad you think well of Jim from samples. I am in such a state of muddle about it myself that I have given up thinking. Moreover what's done can not be undone. As to your request you must really pardon me. I haven't a photograph-and-a photograph anyhow is a beastly thing even if I had one. If the public wants a photograph let them have it of course but I should think any sort of photograph would do. I have no objection but I won't have anything to do with it. I really think too much of my prose to throw photographs into the scale in which public favours are weighed. Indeed I have not forgotten the pledge; I keep that pleasure before me. I've just started a short story (a real one this time-not an incipient novel) and when I've murdered that I shall appear and claim the lunch...." The first American edition of Lord Jim was published October 31 by Doubleday, McClure and Company, though its serialization in Blackwood's was not complete until November. The American edition did not include a photograph of the author. The "short story" Conrad refers to would have been the novella "Typhoon," which he began in mid-September and finished in January 1901, though which did not begin to appear in Blackwood's until the following year (Najdez p 306 & p 311). Scottish born James MacArthur (1866-1909) founded and co-edited the New York magazine Bookman from 1894-1899, for which he had favorably reviewed Conrad's first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895. His tenure with Doubleday was brief; in London as the publisher's representative in 1900, MacArthur returned to the U.S. in 1901 and took a position with Harper's, on behalf of which he would later correspond with and solicit material from Conrad.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Japanese Views and Characters. (3 Volumes)

      Unknown publisher, c.1900s. - 3 Volumes Complete: Hardcover with hand painted linen boards. First editions? 24 hand coloured collotypes, captioned in English and with tissue guards. A rare collection of photographs from Japan in the early 1900s. SCARCE. Counter Shelf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Deeside Books]
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        KINGFISHER Original Watercolour Painting

      Unpublished. c.1900. Watercolour and gouache on paper. Signed with the artists monogram lower right. Image measures 13 x 12 cms. Mounted, framed and glazed (measuring 31 x 31 cms). Old gallery label to the backboard with the artist's name and titled “No.I”. A beautiful and finely painted illustration of a blue kingfisher perched on a tree branch with small foliage in the foreground. Provenance: F.A.S. gallery label to the reverse (possibly from the artist's 1900 exhibition at the Fine Art Society's Gallery in London); Private collection of Sir Derek Palmer. A seemingly unpublished and typically meticulous painting by one of the most talented of ‘Golden Age' illustrators, who painted animals and plants with an extraordinary understanding and use of architecture and landscape. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Académie d'homme 2.

      Original pencil drawing, heightened with ink (mixed). Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. This drawing is part of a series of ten studies for Bertin to 1920-1925. Very nice condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Crayon et encre sur papier Début XXème 31 x 20 cm

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Hartingers Wandtafeln: Zoologie T. XXXII

      Vienna: Carl Gerold's Son, 1900. unbound. Lithograph with original color. Sheet measures 28" x 38.5" Lithograph with original color. Sheet measures 28" x 38.5". This lovely 1900 lithograph after artist Jos. Fleishmann Wien was published by Carl Gerold's Son. It features a whaling scene with a Greenland whale in the Arctic Ocean. A whaling ship and a fishing boat can be seen in the background. In the right backround we see another whale among floating Icebergs and sea gulls. The print by Albert Berger and was part of the Zoology plates. In good condition with minor foxing.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Baths of Caracalla - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1900.

      Heliogravure naar het schilderij (Opus CCCLVI) van Lourens Alma-Tadema, uitgegeven in 1900 door Arthur Tooth & Sons. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 75,6 x 47 cm.Dit werk kwam tot stand in het jaar dat Alma-Tadema in Engeland werd geridderd. The Baths of Caracalla werd zijn belangrijkste schilderij voor de zomertentoonstelling van de Royal Academy in 1899.In The Times schreef een recensent dat dit prachtige ?jewel-like work? archeologisch geheel correct is. Alma-Tadema baseerde zich daarvoor op een in 1897 verschenen boek over de ru?nes en opgravingen in Rome, waarin de magnifieke zuilen en de marmeren boot (in het midden van de afbeelding) in de Thermen van Caracalla, nauwkeurig werden beschreven.Alma-Tadema zelf zei over dit werk: ?It does seem to me that The Baths of Caracalla does show the different sides of my art, does exhibit its best qualities at their best... The picture, like much of my recent work, is a picture of ancient Rome as it was, and for this work of reconstruction I have had to get my information mainly from archaeological drawings. I was occupied with the picture for two years, and when it came back to my studio from the Academy I found that it wanted some altering and I worked at it again for some time with help of pencil drawings and models.?De kollossale zuil in de voorstelling moet gezien worden als een symbool van onvergankelijkheid, uittorenend boven de zorgeloze fratsen van de badende figuren.Inspiratie voor de voorstelling haalde Alma-Tadema vermoedelijk uit een gedicht van Alfred Lord Tennyson: ?A Court, compact of lucid marbles, bossed with the lengths of classic frieze, with ample awnings gay, betwixt the pillars and great urns of flowers, the muses and graces, grouped in threes.Prijs: ?4.150,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Chinoiseries / Costumes d'Antan

      (France / China 1900 - Octavo. (22)pp. Album of Chinese landscapes in original watercolors, facing depictions of women's antique costumes painted on silk, interleaved with tissue. "Chinoiserie" refers to European art characterized by imagery of a romanticized China, a notion that similarly underpins the genre of costume books, which presented foreign fashion through a European lens. It appears that the brightly-colored landscapes in this album were done later than the silk paintings, most likely by a Western artist. Included are market scenes, depictions of boats on a river, and pagodas. These European stylings contrast with the depictions of Chinese fashion opposite them, bringing a stark juxtaposition of East and West not often seen in costume books. The delicate paintings of costumes on silk are done in a much more traditional Chinese style. Great attention is paid to details, such as the knotted red and green silk cords worn around the women's waists, floral hair ornaments, and the subtle patterns of their loose-sleeved robes. One woman carries a basket of flowers, another poses beside a deer, and one is dressed as a warrior with a sword, in a jacket and loose trousers, tying on her knee guards. The costumes are colored in soft shades of blue, pink, and green. Very fine in soft gilt-titled white calf with raised bands on the spine, blind-tooled with decorative rules. Housed in a flannel-lined box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        An Essay on Mental Culture

      J M Dent, 1900. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Sailing Alone Around the World. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian.

      New York: The Century Co., 1900 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front board in silver and green, top edge gilt, others uncut. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco and cloth slipcase. Contemporary globe-shaped advertisement for the book and various newspaper articles about the voyage and Slocum's life laid in. Spine slightly darkened, small mark to upper tip of front cover, some speckling to rear cover, internally fresh. An exceptionally nice copy. Half-tone frontispiece, 64 illustrations. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to American Polynesian ethnologist and diplomat William Churchill, and his wife Llewella, on the front free endpaper: "To Genl and Mrs Churchill in kind recollection of our meeting in Samoa 1896 and again New York this April 5th 1900. Joshua Slocum." A fascinating association copy for this "classic account of a small boat voyage" (Toy): William Churchill (1859-1920) was appointed American consul general to Samoa in 1896, in which capacity he hosted Slocum when he made landfall there on 16 July 1896, a meeting Slocum records in this book: "There was a lady's hand in things about the consulate at Samoa. Mrs Churchill picked the crew for the general's boat, and saw to it that they wore a smart uniform and that they could sing the Samoan boatsong, which in the first week Mrs Churchill herself could sing like a native girl" (p. 154). Churchill was a brilliant scholar, and was acknowledged as the foremost authority on Polynesian culture by local chiefs and foreign missionaries alike, but was widely considered an ineffective administrator, and was recalled in the lead-up to the Second Samoan Civil War (1898-9) as his reports were considered overly sympathetic to tribal concerns. Churchill suffered a nervous breakdown as a result, but during his recuperation wrote his most famous work, Polynesian Wanderings (1912), which analysed the languages of the Polynesian peoples and demonstrated that they had originated in Indonesia. Morris & Howland, p. 126 *; Toy 462; Theroux, William Churchill: A Fractured Life, The Hawaiian Journal of History, vol. 29 (1995). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Pathologie & allgemeine Therapie, nebst Receptierkunst.

      Dresden (mid-1900's). (2) 207 (6 blanks) 208-274 (2) p. Half Leather, 4° (The binding is not contemporary but matches the work quite well. Mid-19th century medical manuscript by the German Professor Johann Ludwig Choulant, 1791-1861. Choulant was a renowned professor at the Medizinisch-Chirurgischen Akademie of Dresden, he wrote several works among which medical textbooks and guides for medical practice. This manuscript contains his views on different diseases, results from his research and other studies. The work is entirely written in German, except for some Latin medical terminology, and is divided by the author in 3 parts. The first part consists of 4 chapters, divided in 433 paragraphs. The first chapter is about Pathology, the study of disease. The second chapter is about Aethiology, the study of causation. The third chapter is about Symptomatology, the study of symptoms. The fourth chapter is about Nosology, the classification of disease. The second part describes therapies and is divided in 76 paragraphs, preceded by an introduction and closed with an epilogue. The third and final part contains recipies and is divided in 60 paragraphs. The work is closed with a personal word from the author on the final written page and is signed with 'Prof: Dr. Choulant.').

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        The works of Oliver Goldsmith. 12 volume complete set.

      Harper & Brothers 1900 - 12 octavo volumes. One of 500. Library Edition. Finely bound in 3/4 green moroccan over marbled boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, inlayed gilt rose on spines. Even fading to spines. One volume has a small gash to spine leather. Volumes clean and crisp. A near fine set. Contents: v. 1. Poetical works. The good natured man --v. 2. She stoops to conquer. The vicar of Wakefield --v. 3. Polite learning. The citizen of the world [pt. 1] --v. 4. The citizen of the world [pt. 2] --v. 5. The bee. Essays --v. 6. Essays. Prefaces. Introductions, etc. --v. 7. Biographies. Reviews --v. 8. Reviews. Letters. Miscellany --v. 9-12. The life of Oliver Goldsmith / John Forster. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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      - (ALDIN,CECIL)illus. A SPORTING GARLAND. London: Sands, no date, circa 1900. Oblong folio (15x10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers lightly rubbed and tips worn else fine. The text for children is in verse in large type and deals with outdoor sports. Divided into 3 sections, each has a pictorial half-title, frontis and many fabulous, bold full page color illustrations by Aldin. Each page of text also has a color illustration. Printed on heavy coated paper, this is a stunning book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für alle und keinen. Expl. Nr. 394 / 530 * G A N Z P E R G A M E N T - H a n d e i n b a n d

      Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzpergament / Pergament / GPgt / Pgt im Folio-Format 26 x 37,5 cm) mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, Kopfgoldschnitt und mächtigen Spanischen Kanten. (4),160, (4) Seiten auf kräftigem Büttenpapier - jedes Blatt mit Wasserzeichen -, mit ornamentalem farbigem Doppeltitel, Titelvignette, 4 Zwischentiteln ebenfalls in Purpurrot und Gold sowie zahlreichen Kopf- und Schlussstücken von Henry van de Velde, samt Druckvermerk: "Für diese Ausgabe des "Zarathustra" wurde die Schrift im Jahre 1900 von G. Lemmen gezeichnet und unter Mitwirkung von Harry Graf Kessler geschnitten. Henry van de Velde entwarf Titel, Vortitel, Ornamente und Einband und leitete die Drucklegung. Gedruckt wurden, in der Offizin W. Drugulin zu Leipzig, 530 Exemplare, von denen Nummer 1-100 in Leder, Nummer 101-530 in Pergament gebunden wurden. Dies ist Nummer 394." - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder-und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20. Jahrhundert, Pergamentband, Pergamentausgabe, Pergament-Handband, Jugenstil. - Erstausgabe / Luxus-Ausgabe in Ganzpergament-Handeinband in guter Erhaltung: der helle Einband mit der eindrucksvollen vergoldeten Vignette ganz wenig fleckig Schnitt und Vorsätze mit wenigen Stockfleckchen, der überaus kräftige Farbauftrag des Doppeltitels und der Zwischentitel schlägt teilweise durch, sonst hervorragend erhaltenes, außerordentlich breitrandiges Exemplar Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        The Klondike Stampede Of 1897-1898

      Harper & Brothers Publishers,, New York and London: 1900 - Very good+ in its original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with black borders and gilt text on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/8 inches with both front and rear hinges professionally repaired and with a small black paint smudge at the upper portion of the spine above the gilt lettering. Without a dust jacket. 471 pages including appendix and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs three of which, for Bonanza creek, Dawson and Skagway, fold-out. A number of line drawings are also shown within the text. A very clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings. Colton Storm in his bibliography of the Everett D. Graff Collection refers to this title as: "One of the better contemporary accounts of The Klondike 'rush". An exceptionally uncommon title on the Alaskan Gold Rush. (Graff, 22; Ricks/Haycox, p3, ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA]
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      - London c. 1900, London Geographical Inst. Yellow cloth case, linen backed map, in a cloth binding, 65.5 x 54 cm., folds down to 10.5 x 19 cm, very good, color outline for provinces very clean, index of Chinese cities. S C A R C E With note: The divisions of Chabar, Suiyuan, and Sitao in Inner Mongolia, Manchuria, and Koko Nor and Chwanpien in Tibet are 'Special Administrative Districts.' With small insets of Peking, Hongkong, and Canton, Shanghai [NOT shown on all editions]. With India, French Indo-China, Siam shown. * This very useful work shows Korea to the East, Kara Kirghiz to the West, Irkutsk at the North, and Hainan Island to the South. With scale 1:8,000,000 or 128 miles = 1 inch, with key to statute miles & kilometers. * TAIWAN: Taiwan is shown as a Japanese possession. * KOREA: It is interesting to note that the very Southrn most Korean island of Quelpart & Formosa shown as part of Japan. * The map is nicely colored showing distinct provinces, and national borders, main roads, railways, and rivers. * Glossary of Chinese geographic terms, key to railways, caravan, submarine cables, principal air routes. Co-author was Philip's son. Also sea lanes are shown to & in between Asian ports with the milage note. * Suitable for framing & display, very clean copy, no defects. With an index at the upper left corner showing a list of the major cities & places. ***

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Courrier Sud.

      189 (2) Seiten Kl.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, dunkelroter Ganz-Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken. mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit einigen fachmäänisch hinterlegten Fehlstellen, die Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt, ansonsten sauber und frisch, vom AUtor auf dem Titel signiert. Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger Vicomte de Saint-Exupéry (kurz Antoine de Saint-Exupéry * 29. Juni 1900 in Lyon - + 31. Juli 1944 verschollen über dem Mittelmeer nahe der Île de Riou bei Marseille) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und Pilot. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry war schon zu seinen Lebzeiten ein anerkannter und erfolgreicher Autor und wurde ein Kultautor der Nachkriegsjahrzehnte, obwohl er selbst sich eher als einen nur nebenher schriftstellernden Berufspiloten sah. Seine märchenhafte Erzählung "Der kleine Prinz" gehört mit über 140 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren zu den erfolgreichsten Büchern der Welt. Signaturen von Antoine de Saint-Exupéry sind äußerst selten!!!

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Views of India

      London: H.Fisher , R. Fisher and P. Jackson, 1900. Leather bound. Good. London: H.Fisher , R. Fisher and P. Jackson, 1900s. Leather bound. One volume. Quarto. Views in India. China, and on the shores of the red sea. Drawn by prout, stanfield, chattermole, purser, cox, austen, from original sketches by Commander Robert Elliott with descriptions by Emma Roberts. Twenty-eight plates and coloured frontispiece illustrations. Bound in three quarter tan morocco, marbled boards,gilt motif to spine, black title label, raised bands, all edges marbled, marbled endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        [Petit livre de Priere]

      S.l. (France), n.d. (ca. 1900). Very good. 8vo. 72 pp. numbered in pencil in upper corners, of which 3 numbered pages are blank; front and back of the textblock are padded with unnumbered blank leaves. Contemporary French "repousse" binding in the Art Nouveau style: large interlocking leaves and flowers, with gilt fillets; comb-marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, smooth spine unlettered. A volume of great charm and considerable bibliographical interest: the binding was executed in the "Cuir-cisele" (cut leather) manner. Cuir-cisele is a decorative technique in which a knife is used to cut a low relief design into the leather binding. The positive forms are left intact while the negative space has been cut away. "On the leather surface we see a design, sometimes simple, sometimes elaborate, which is not impressed on it with stamps or dies, but worked freely and directly by the craftsman by means of a simple pointed tool, blunt or sharp. In this simple way he either cut, scratcched, or merely engraved by pressure the outline of his decorative design; very often he would then stipple the background with some other simple tool, so as to make the contours of his design stand out more clearly" (SOURCE: E.P. Goldschmidt, "Some Cuir-Cisele Bookbindings in English Libraries" in: The Library, Fourth Series, Vol. XIII, no. 4, March, 1933, p. 337). The text is likewise curious: the pages were created by means of lithography, and colored throughout with watercolor by an expert hand. No title-page was ever bound herein. The entire production seems to have been a very personal one. The prayers include: Prière pendant la Sainte Messe / Prière pendant l'Offertoire / Préface commune / Mémoire des vivants / Mémoire des défunts / Oremus / Messe de mariage. In excellent state, suitable for exhibition and study.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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      [German], [circa 1900]. Oblong folio, unpaginated, full-page silk wallpaper samples in metallic tones, with numbers stamped to verso, distributor’s price list affixed to front pastedown. Original bolted black cloth, brown paper boards, company logo printed in gilt to upper board. Edges slightly worn, backstrip has a tear at the head, ink stain on upper board; internally very good. A wallpaper sample book, comprised of German wallpaper samples in art nouveau style. Silk and fabric wallpaper styles are in many colors and all have a shiny metallic quality.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      Paris: Albert Hautecoeur, 1900. 1st Edition. Original publisher's red cloth album, with front board with black & gilt stamping. Plain pale grey eps. AEG. Some general wear & soiling to album cloth, with front joint starting in the bottom 1/2". Age-toning to leaf extremities. Photographs occasionally exhibit a touch of fading, but generally clear & sharp. Bookseller ticket of Monsieur Hautecoeur to front paste-down. 6 leaves toward rear with horizontal discoloration along top edge, occasionally just touching text of the running title. An overall VG - VG+ item.. 25 leaves of stiff hinged card stock, with a ~3-3/4" [9.6 cm] x 6" [15.2 cm] albumen photograph to each side [i.e., 50 total], each housed within a ornamental border printed in blue. Running title: Exposition Universelle de 1900. Each image captioned underneath [in French]. Album oblong format: 6-3/8" [16 cm] x 9" [23 cm]. "The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 14 April to 12 November 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. The style that was universally present in the Exposition was Art Nouveau. The fair, visited by nearly 50 million, displayed many machines, inventions, and architecture that are now nearly universally known, including the Grande Roue de Paris Ferris wheel, Russian nesting dolls, diesel engines, talking films, escalators, and the telegraphone (the first magnetic audio recorder)." [Wiki]. This album one, no doubt, of a number of commercially produced photograph albums documenting the Exposition. The volume contains, primarily, general exterior views of the major exposition buildings including the Grand Palais, Petit Palais, the Eiffel Tower and many of the numerous Palais des Nations. A rather scarce item.. we don't find this specific album recorded on OCLC, though 2 OCLC records list Albert Hautecoeur Exposition photo ablums, each in a single copy [the first, with 18 leaves, at the CSL (Sutro) and the second, as part of a pair of albums with 76 images total, at the Getty].

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Works of Victor Hugo.

      New York: Bigelow, Smith & Company, c.1900. Edition Deluxe of the Works of Victor Hugo, one of 500 numbered sets. Octavo, 10 volumes, three quarters morocco, titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels gilt ruled, top edge gilt. In fine condition. Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Kongens Fald. 3 bd. [1: Foraarets Død. 2: Den store Sommer. 3: Vinteren].

      1900 1900 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Nordiske, Ernst Bojesen 1900-01. Navn fjernet fra titelblade ellers rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på de let falmede rygge. Bindene signeret Birgit Kryger. * Godt eksemplar af Johannes V. Jensens hovedværk.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Blüthe und Frucht in dekorativer Anordnung. Nach der Natur aufgenommen. Eine Sammlung von Studien für das moderne Kunstgewerbe, enthaltend Friese, Pilaster, Flächenmuster, Füllungen, Gehänge, Stilleben und dergleichen nach natürlichen Pflanzen und Geräthen.

      Berlin and New York: Bruno Hessling, n.d. [circa 1900]. Folio, title-page, 36 b&w heliotypes tinted with yellow. Disbound plates housed in a quarter blue cloth portfolio with beige paper boards printed in raw umber with floral illustrations, and cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit rubbed around the edges, some minor foxing to the edges of the leaves, else a very good copy with bright plates. A collection of floral and fruit arrangements for the modern arts and crafts industry, including friezes, pilasters, bas-reliefs, wall decor, hangings, surface patterns, et al., in resplendent art nouveau style. Behrens was the artist renowned for his iconic image â€

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller ]
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        Gardens old and new. The country house & its garden environment.

      London : Country Life, [1900 - 1916]. Three volumes, folio, decorated cloth (a few stains, light wear, particularly to joints, but overall good), pp. xl, 346; xxv, 295; xlii, 284; decorated chapter headings by Arthur Rackham et al., profusely illustrated with over 1000 black and white photographs, a very good set. An encyclopedic illustrated record of the great gardens of England in the Edwardian period. Rare as a set.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        La ballata di Carmen Monarchia. [...]

      [Milano:] 1900. 28, [3] pagine. 20x15 cm.Brossura editoriale brunita, con leggere pieghe agli angoli. Lievi fioriture sulla copertina anteriore. [M170] Rarissima prima edizione, pubblicata privatamente in sole 50 copie, di questo opuscolo di Lucini, bizzarro personaggio, polemista, anarchico e libertario, che, per un breve periodo, aderì anche al Futurismo. 

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scarpignato]
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        1900 & 1901 & 1903 & 1904 Wisden Hardbacks-Set of 4 earlyHBs

      This lot is a Set of 4 WW1 Hardback Wisdens - 1900 to 1904 Wisden Hardbacks without 1902. In Good Condition but things to note. The 1900 has some restoration to the front board and spine a bump to the rear board and what looks a facsimile plate. The 1901 in very good condition but touch ups to the paste downs and photoplate. The 1903 has restored hinges (as always) but wear to the spine cloth , rather worn throughout with touch ups to the pastedown tops. The 1904 is very good but repaired hinges and pastedown touch ups. A cheap and cheerful set if you dont mind the odd funny.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1900 - 1900 Original Hardback Wisden

      1900. Hi, This lot is a 1900 Original Hardback Wisden in Very Good Condition, The 5th Hardback. This book is 100% Original. It has a couple of marks to the front board as shown but other than that it is a super book with bright gilt and clean pages. Great photoplate,

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      A.L. Burt Company c.1900, New York - Complete set of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Octavo, 6 volumes, three quarters morocco, titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels gilt ruled, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated. With notes by Dean Milman, M. Guizot and Dr. William Smith. In near fine condition. An exceptional set. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in inimitable prose" (PMM 222). "For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Farewell Banquet to the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Hopetoun ... First Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Grand Hall, Hotel Cecil, London, October 3rd, 1900. The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Selbourne, in the Chair

      London, Fradelle & Young, Photographers, 283 Regent Street, W., 1900. A vintage high-gloss gelatin silver photograph (258 x 307 mm) on the original captioned mount, recently remounted and matted with acid-free materials (visible mounted image size approximately 390 x 440 mm). The mount is lightly marked, with minimal evidence of light surface silverfish activity; apart from some light surface scuffing, the photograph is in excellent condition. Given the number of guests at the dinner (a contemporary newspaper account suggests a figure of 700, albeit in two rooms), and the fact that Fradelle & Young 'Specialised in hotel and restaurant group photography of dinners & receptions' (PhotoLondon Database of 19th-Century Photographers), one might expect to find this photograph recorded in collections, if not on the market. Apparently, not so ...

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Blüthe und Frucht in dekorativer Anordnung. Nach der Natur aufgenommen. Eine Sammlung von Studien für das moderne Kunstgewerbe, enthaltend Friese, Pilaster, Flächenmuster, Füllungen, Gehänge, Stilleben und dergleichen nach natürlichen Pflanzen und Geräthen.

      Berlin and New York: Bruno Hessling, n.d. [circa 1900]. Folio, title-page, 36 b&w heliotypes tinted with yellow. Disbound plates housed in a quarter blue cloth portfolio with beige paper boards printed in raw umber with floral illustrations, and cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit rubbed around the edges, some minor foxing to the edges of the leaves, else a very good copy with bright plates. A collection of floral and fruit arrangements for the modern arts and crafts industry, including friezes, pilasters, bas-reliefs, wall decor, hangings, surface patterns, et al., in resplendent art nouveau style. Behrens was the artist renowned for his iconic image “The Kiss” (Der Küss) 1898.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Arabian Nights And A Night

      London: Privately Printed, 1900. Leather_bound. Fine. London: Privately Printed, 1900s. Leather_bound. Seventeen volumes. Octavo. A plainand literal translation of the arabian nights entertainments now entituled the book of the ARABIAN NIGHTS THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. THE SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS. With introduction explanatory notes on the manners and custom of moslem men and a terminal essay uponthe history of the night. The Teheran Edition is limited to one thousand numbered set which this is number 327, printed by the Burton Club Title for private subcribers only (John Frederick Steinhaeuser), title pages red and black text, illustrated frontipiece to each volumes with tissue guard. Bound in three quarter dark green morocco with canvas green boards, spine gilt in to five compartments between raised banding second and fourth compartments of red inlaid of the quarter moon and star with mosaic floral gilt decorations, gilt titles, top edge gilt, green marbled endpaper, A Handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Angel's Guide A Collection of Approved Prayers for Catholic

      ST JOHN HAPT 1900 CIRCA, NEW ORLEANS LA - published with the Approbation of the Most Rev: Bishop of Indianapolis, bakelite or ivory carved cathedral arch applied to front cover has been reglued, 1 piece not attached but present, front hinge cracked, previous owners name to front end page, closure missing, pages discolored DATE PUBLISHED: 1900 CIRCA EDITION: 157 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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