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      1900. With Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. Original grey cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition of the sixth "Fairy Book" organized and edited by Andrew Lang. There were twelve in all, each a different color, published from 1889 (BLUE) through 1910 (LILAC). In these books Lang retold many well-known fairy tales, not only for juveniles but also for adults. In their beautiful pictorial gilt bindings and profusely illustrated by Henry J. Ford, these fairy books were immensely popular holiday gifts among family members. THE GREY FAIRY BOOK contains 35 brief fairy tales, including "The Goblin Pony," "The Goat-faced Girl," "Udea and her Seven Brothers," "The Street Musicians" and "Prunella."~This copy is in near-fine condition, with scarcely any external soil or wear (just a slight bit of rubbing at the extremities). The half-title (which is the only leaf with some foxing) has a small hole from overzealous erasure, and the leaves bear a few smudges from some child's dirty fingers -- but we do not see these Fairy Books in much better condition.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        THUCYDIDES. [EIGHT BOOKES OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WARRE. Written by Thucydides the sonne of Olorus]. Translated into English [With an Introduction, Marginal Analysis, Notes and Indices] To Which is Prefixed AN ESSAY ON INSCRIPTIONS AND A NOTE ON THE GEOGRAPHY OF THUCYDIDES by Benjamin Jowett

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1900. 2 volumes. First revised edition of Jowett’s translation. 8vo, very handsomely bound in fine contemporary bindings of full polished tree calf gilt, the spines with fine contrasting morocco labels ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt, the upper covers emblazoned with gilt crest, fine marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. cxii, 267; 514 including a very extensive index pp. A very fine set in an appealing binding, internally near pristine, the bindings with just a bit of age as would be expected. JOWETT’S GREAT TRANSLATION OF THIS CLASSIC TEXT AND ONE OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF HISTORICAL WRITING, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED AND BOUND. Thucydides classic account of the Peloponesian war in the best modern translation. Jowett was Master of Balliol College and Regius professor of Greek at Oxford University. His translation of Plato remains the classic and this translation of Thucydides is the most accurate and scholarly to date. Although perhaps less lyrical then the translations of Hobbes and Smith, Jowett’s extensive essays, notes and commentaries add greatly to his thorough text.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Works of Wilkie Collins. Including The Woman in White, The Moonstone, After Dark, etc

      New York: Peter Fenelon Collier, n.d. (c. 1900)., 1900. Complete in 30 volumes; 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent half tan morocco with maroon title label, gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines; marbled boards, speckled edges. With illustrations to several volumes. A little age toning to pages. A sound, very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Voyages dans l'Amérique Méridionale, depuis 1781 jusqu'en 1801; contenant la description géographique, politique et civile du Paraguay et de la rivière de La Plata;.

      - Medina, Imprenta en el Virenato de Rio La Plata, p. 154 (about vol. 2); Muller, America, 1172; M.G. Nicholson, Catalogue of pre-1900 imprints relating to America in the Royal Library Brussels, (1983), A428; Nissen, ZBI 175; Palau 20975; Sabin 2541. First French edition of an account on the voyage to South America by the Spaniard Don Félix de Azara (1746-1811), partly published in Spanish in Madrid, 1802-1805, giving a very detailed, charming and interesting overview of the geography and natural history of Paraguay and surrounding areas.As a Spanish army officer De Azara was sent to Paraguay to take part in the cartographic work of a commission that had to settle the dispute about the boundary between Spanish Paraguay and Portuguese Brazil. What started as a hobby grew out to twenty years of studying the society, culture and geographical circumstances of the region, as well as the behaviour of birds and mammals. The work was translated in French by Sonnini who added considerably to the importance of the book. The atlas contains beautifully engraved and very detailed maps and illustrations. The second volume contains three folding tables, two with numbers of population in Paraguay and Buenos Aires and one with the trade-information of ports situated alongside the river La Plata; the atlas contains 2 leaves (title and list of plates), and 25 engraved maps, plans, views and plates of animals and birds: (i) portrait of the author; (ii-vi) large folding maps, one of which coloured in outlines: South America, Paraguay, Buenos-Ayres and surroundings, Paraguay and part of Chaco, Chiquitos and Matogroso and Cuyaba; (vii-xiii) full page plates of animals (ant-eater, jaguar etc.); (xiv) folding plate of 'Assomption'; (xv-xvi) full page plans; (xvii) folding view of Buenos-Ayres; (xix-xxi) full page plans; (xxii-xxv) full page plates of birds.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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        Boy's Hunting Book [with] the original pen and ink sketch for the kangaroo illustration.

      McLoughlin Bros., Ca 1900, New York: - Walter M. Dunk (b1855) celebrated Philadelphia painter and illustrator, with 6 handsome full-page color illustrations including: A Buffalo Hunt in the Wild West, Indians Hunting Wild Horses in Texas, Arctic Voyagers Hunting Polar Bears (although it looks like the opposite!), Red Deer in Flight Before the Hunters, and A Lion Hunt in Algeria. B&w illustrations include A Charge of a Cape Buffalo, Hunting the Kangaroo, Duck Hunting on the Chesapeake, A Bear Hunt, Hunting Wolves, Indian Moose Hunt, hunting Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros Hunt, Jaguar Hunting, and Pig Sticking in India. Glossy covers showing the polar bear hunting in the Arctic. 4to pamphlet with color cover illustration of the Arctic polar hunt repeated, unpaginated (14pp) with b&w illustrations. Covers slt. worn, with a bit of rubbing and faint creasing, but acceptably so. No underlining or coloring in text. Signs of a leaf being removed inside rear cover. Overall a nice copy. [With] the original art for one of the illustrations, a large dramatic pen and ink sketch, depicting a female kangaroo in mid hop, two joeys in her pouch, being menaced by a man on horseback with raised whip. In the distance across the wheat field two other riders and a dog race toward the kangaroo. 17 3/4 x 14"

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Le Tonkin en 1900 - Indo-Chine Française

      Paris, Société Française d'Editions d'Art, sans date (1900). - 1 volume in-folio, 328 pp., enrichi de 172 illustrations dont vingt et une hors texte, reliure éditeur demi-toile rouge à coins, dos orné, toutes tranches dorées, excellent état. Bel ouvrage richement illustré de photographies, paru pour l'Exposition Internationale de Paris de 1900. Table des matières: La Conquête, Les ressources du sol, La vie indigène, L'influence Française et la vie européenne.

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        Like the children in the wood, leastways meadows

      1900. The Holly Tree. Dickens. p. 198. Original pen and ink illustration on card (246 × 285 mm), mounted. Margins slightly marked. In excellent condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for this pastoral scene, in which Cobbs, the man depicted, watches the two children sleeping, and wonders "...why it made a man fit to make a fool of himself to see them two pretty babies a lying there in the clear still sunny day, not dreaming half so hard when they was asleep as they done when they was awake. But, Lord! when you come to think of yourself, you know, and what a game you have been up to ever since you was in your own cradle, and what a poor sort of a chap you are, and how it's always either Yesterday with you, or else To-morrow, and never Today, that's where it is!

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      London. 8 January 1900.. 1 1/2 pages, in ink, on folded quarto lettersheet, ca. 100 words. Folded for mailing, a bit dusty and foxed along fold and with some soiling at upper corners, a couple small nicks, but good. To "Dear Sir," responding to request for photos (not present) for a lantern slide. He apologizes for his delay, due to having "just returned from a voyage, and had such a mass of correspondence to deal with that I had no time to hunt up old photographs ...." He sends "the enclosed snapshots taken in 1898 during my illness. You can take your choice for a lantern slide, if any of them will do for that purpose. I suppose you only want one; but I send you the best three I can find. They have never been reproduced for any English book or paper; so they are new to the public. Yours faithfully G. Bernard Shaw."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Real Estate Plat-Book of the South-Eastern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna. From Official Records, Private Plans, and Actual Surveys

      Philadelphia: Griffith M. Hopkins. 1900. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. 1900 Maroon cloth folio, 23.25 x 16 inches. Featuring 29 hand colored double-plate plat maps, all in excellent condition- without soil or tear (light soil to endpapers only). Boards have been rebacked with black cloth, with inner hinges reinforced with original spine cloth. There is a few areas of exposure on the foredges of the boards, which are otherwise very nice, with gilt stamped title. Contents: plate 1.; Part of City of Mckeesport; plate 2.; Part of City of Mckeesport; plate 3.; Part of City of Mckeesport; plate 4.; Part of City of Mckeesport; plate 5.; Part of City of Mckeesport; plate 6.; Parts of City of McKeesport and Versailles Twp.; plate 7.; Part of Mckeesport; plate 8.; Part of City of Mckeesport and Versailles Twp.; plate 9.; Wd. 11, McKeesport formerly Christy Park; plate 10.; Reynoldton, now the 10th Ward of Mckeesport; plate 11.; Plans of Townships of Versailles and South Versailles; plate 12.; Plan of Boro of Versailles; plate 13.; Plan of Homestead; plate 14.; Part of Mifflin Twp., west of Homestead-; plate 15.; Part of Mifflin Township, south east of Homestead; plate 16.; Part of Mifflin Twp.; plate 17.; Plans of J.M. & I.D. Risher in Mifflin Twp. ; Plans of Lincoln Place, Neel Park and McElhenney; plate 18.; Part of Mifflin Township; plate 19.; Boro of Duquesne; plate 20. Plan of Dravosburg in Mifflin Twp; plate 21.; Part of Mifflin Twp.; plate 22.; Part of Mifflin Twp.; plate 23.; Plan of Glassport in Port Vue Boro; plate 24.; Part of Port Vue Boro; plate 25.; Plan of Lincoln Township and Port Vue Boro; plate 26.; Plan of Elizabeth Boro; plan 27.; Plan of Elizabeth Township; plan 28.; Plan of Greenock P.O. in Elizabeth Twp. ; Plan of Industry P.O., Elizabeth Twp. ; Plan of Buena Vista P.O., Elizabeth Twp. ; Plan of Boston, Elizabeth Twp.; plate 29.; Plan of Forward Twp.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Mich. Birk Tuttligen Deutschlandd. Katalog / Catalogue / Catalogo n°4.

      1900 - In-4 broché, 1900, paginé A-YB, 1-290, I-XXXI. Coins légèrement frottés, très bon état général. Superbe catalogue de vente de la firme Mich. Birk, Tuttligen. Textes en allemand, anglais, français et espagnol. La première partie du livre regroupe des étiquettes de publicités en couleurs, certaines imprimées, d'autres collées. ATTENTION, notre exemplaire est incomplet à ce niveau, certaines pages sont vierges des étiquettes. Le corps du livre est constitué par la description détaillée, avec dessins, de centaines d'articles. En quatre parties : 1/ Emballages, articles en papier, articles de nouveautés pour la réclame ; 2/ Installations de pharmacie et laboratoires de chimie, appareils et accessoires pharmaceutiques ; 3/ Articles en caoutchouc simple et durci, pansements, articles sanitaires et pour l'hygiène, seringues ; 4/ Instruments de chirurgie, tables d'opération, appareils de désinfection et de stérilisation. Un index conclut le tout. De nombreux domaines sont abordés : parfumerie, dentisterie, et même les préservatifs, dans une grande variété de modèles et d'appellations. Photographies et précisions supplémentaires sur demande. Poids 2 kg. Envoi Colissimo. Frais d'envoi 9,25 euros sur la France, 21,55 UE et Suisse, entre 26,25 et 52,90 euros pour le reste du monde, à spécifier selon zone. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Les Livres du Pont-Neuf]
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      N,Y.: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1900. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. First American edition, first printing.Pasternak illustrations. On page folowing the copyright page, inscription by Leo Tolstoy (copy from his hanwriten not printed) "This English version of "Resurrection "is published by Dodd'Mead and Company by my authority Leo Tolstoy" Yellow cover with Back and read design on front board and spine. Beautiful condition. Solid binding, clean text, solid text block.NO shelfwear, NO wear on corners. Dmitry Nekhlyudov, a nobleman, is summoned to serve on the jury in criminal court. As the prisoners brought in, he is shocked to recognize one of them: a woman he once loved. Katusha was a common girl raised by Nekhlyudov's rich aunts; she was only sixteen when Nekhlyudov had seduced her during one of his visits. She had gotten pregnant and gave birth to a child who later died in a hospital for foundlings. Nekhlyudov had no intention to marry Katusha. He had quickly forgotten about the affair and went on with his life. Now he learns that what was only a brief adventure to him had ruined Katusha's whole life. She is now a prostitute, charged with theft and poisoning. The jury finds her not guilty of theft and believes that while she may have administered the poison she did so unknowingly. However, the jury inadvertently fails to put the words "no intent to take life" in the verdict, and Katusha is sentenced to hard labor in Siberia. Realizing that he was the one who pushed Katusha onto the wrong path and feeling guilty, Nekhlyudov attempts to correct the mistake, but there is not much he can do. His conscience awakes, he goes through a deep transformation. He decides to follow Katusha to Siberia and to marry her. When he meets with her and tells her that, she, of course, does not believe him. However, her defenses slowly go down as she sees that Nekhlyudov's change of heart is full and sincere..

      [Bookseller: Pinacle Books]
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        The Works of William Shakspere. In three volumes

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set of Knight's comprehensive collection of Shakespeare's works. Complete in three volumes. Each volume features a portrait frontispiece. Includes: The Tempest; Much Ado About Nothing; A Midsummer-Night's Dream; As You Like It; Taming of the Shrew; Twelfth Night; Macbeth; Hamlet; JuliusCaesar; Antony and Cleopatra; King Richard II and King Richard III; King Henry IV, V, VI and VIII; Romeo and Juliet; Othello; King Lear and many others. Throughout his career, Charles Knight (17911873) had always been an author as well as editor and publisher. However, his first major project as an author took shape in 1837, when he resolved to produce a pictorial edition of Shakespeare's works. He started searching for authentic visual materials and began a critical reading of the texts. His edition was based substantiallyindeed, too substantiallyon the first folio edition, although he made comparisons with other quartos and, in some cases, with originals in the British Museum. His background reading led to a deep interest in Shakespeare's life and the edition, published between 1838 and 1841 (he published six later editions of the works of Shakespeare), was prefaced with a one-volume biography. Knight succeeded in contextualizing Shakespeare's life as no biographer except Nathan Drake had done, and in dismissing a couple of the more absurd legends surrounding the playwright's early life. But he was prone to speculationeven suggesting that Shakespeare had visited Italy and Scotlandand all too dependent on J. P. Collier's forgeries, the traces of which were visible even in the last revised edition. DNB. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear andslight sunning to the spines and leather of the front board of Volume II. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just a few faint spots to the endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        La Mode Feminine 1795-1900

      00 00, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming collection of colourful loose-leaf plates illustrating women's fashion from 1795 to 1920. In two volumes, each complete andcontaining eighty plates divided between four illustrated wraps. Volume I also contains one leaf of text describing the fashions from 1795 to 1900, in French. Each plate shows one or two women in dress typical of a specific time. The relevant year is printed at the foot of each plate. Condition: In quarter calf bindings with cloth covered boards and fabric ties. Plates contained within paper wraps. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Internally, closed tears to extremities of three paper wraps. Very slight loss to spine of one further wrap. Slight curling to edges of single page of text. Slight age-toning to front board of one paper wrap. Otherwise, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Tonalamatl of the Aubin Collection. An Old Mexican Picture Manuscript in the Paris National Library (Manuscrits Mexicains No. 18-19). Published at the Expense of his Excellency the Duke of Loubat

      Berlin/London: (Printed by Hazell, Watson, & Winey)., 1900-1901. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Aug. 18. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! with Introduction and Explanatory Text by Dr. Eduard Seler.; English Edition by A. H. Keane; small, oblong folio (leaves 28.5 cm. tall x 31 cm.); [vi], 132, [18 tables numbered 3-20 as issued], [133]-146, [1] (addendum) pp., large folding color facsimile in pocket at end; half leather binding very worn and dry with spine chipped and joints split, general age toning to text, good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Niagara Falls and Buffalo International Railway Co's Interurban Lines

      International Railway Co.. Ca. 1900.. Chromolithographic bird's eye view, 8 3/8 x 32 inches (8 panels) folding to pamphlet 8 1/2 x 4 inches. Very good condition; a few 1/8 inch marks to lower edges at fold and middle of left and right panel at fold. Attractive bird's-eye view spanning from Youngstown in the upper left across to Lancaster in the upper right. Includes a vignette illustration of the "International Railway Co's Steel Arch Bridge" and a rail car 31 from the International Railway Co., and the "New Suspension Bridge, Lewiston & Queenston". Hayes Litho Buffalo N.Y. Verso includes information on "the One Way to See the Wonders of the Niagara Region Thoroughly, with Ease and Convenience at a Trifling Cost" highlighting Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, The Belt Line Around the Gorge, The Whirlpool and Rapids, Queenston Heights, The Lockport Division, and the Olcott Beach Hotel. .

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        Chinoiseries / Costumes d'Antan

      (France / China, c. 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, and 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. 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.

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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.

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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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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.

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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.

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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]

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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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      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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      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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        DANDY LION

      2073. 2. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. DANDY LION by Clifton Bingham. Lond.: Nister [1900]. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed and covers lightly scratched else VG+. Illustrated by Wain with mounted color frontis and with wonderful black and whites on every page, mostly of cats. Fanciful and very scarce. Necker 2073.

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      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). .

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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.

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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]

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      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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      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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      1900. 1. PICTURE BOOK. A TRIP TO TOYLAND by Henry Mayer. Lond: Grant Richards 1900. Oblong folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, tips sl. rubbed and very slight cover soil, VG-Fine. 1st ed. Every other page has a vivid full page color illus. (printed on one side of page). The story tells the fantasy adventures of Dumpy Babe who visits Toyland where toys come alive. Due to its large size, few copies of this title survive intact. A fantastic book, engraved and printed by EDMUND EVANS.

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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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      [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.

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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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      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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