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        Randolph Caldecott's Picture Books. Set of 16 Volumes

      London Frederick Warne & Co [1900]. G+: in Good plus condition without dust jacket as issued. Some chipping to cover spines but binding intact. A little browning and marking within Reprint Yellow illustrated card cover 230mm x 200mm (9" x 8"). [400pp.]. Published 1910-1917. Set comprises: The Diverting History of John Gilpin. The House that Jack Built. The Babes in the Wood. An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog. The Three Jovial Huntsmen. Sing a Song for Sixpence. The Queen of Hearts. The Farmer's Boy. The Milkmaid. Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting. A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go. The Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate. Come Lasses and Lads. Ride A-Cock Horse to Banbury Cross & A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Grey Mare. An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaze. The Great Panjandrum Himself. Eight portrait and eight landscape copies. All Printed by Edmund Evans.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, June 1900, Vol. LX, No. 2 - Includes "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy - With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun's Energy", by Nikola Tesla

      New York: The Century Co.. Soft Cover. Pages 158-320 + 88 pages of advertisements. Pages 175 through 211 present Tesla's famous article "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy" which includes ten excellent black and white photos documenting just some of his incredible experiments and demonstrations. According to the table of contents these photos are published here for the first time. Clean and unmarked with average wear. Short openings and small chips to periphery. Binding intact. A sound copy of this superb Tesla collectible. . Good. 1900. First Edition.

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        Nurserymen's Sample Book

      Rochester, N.Y., Rochester Litho. Co., D.M. Dewey, Vredenburg &c & Co., M. Brunswick & Co., Stecher Lith Co., [ca 1900-1910]. Oblong 8vo., (5 4/8 x 8 4/8 inches). 86 fine chromolithographed plates and 29 half-tones with additional colour, of varieties of fruit including apples, pears, peaches, plums, grapes, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, and even dewberries, trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Contemporary black cloth. Provenance: with the ink stamp of W.T. Mitchell and Son, Nurserymen of Beverly in Ohio on the endpapers, and their ink stamps with pricing information on some plates throughout. A fine album of extraordinarily colourful plates of plants of all varieties available from the Mitchells of Ohio, printed by a variety of printers local to Rochester in New York. Each plate is accompanied by a short caption describing the plant: this of the Wragg cherry "Origin somewhat uncertain: supposed to be Russian. Tree very hardy, enduring extreme cold, and succeeding generally. Quality fine." "As Rochester's gardening flourished a local bookseller with an interest in the subject, D.M. Dewey, began to collect and publish coloured plates of fruit, flowers, shrubs, and fruit-bearing or purely ornamental trees. Selections of these plates sold by Dewey and others from the 1850s to the last decade of the century were usually bound into pocket-sized books about ten by six inches with stout leather covers, often stamped with the name of the nursery or the salesman offering the plants portrayed within. Dewey also recognised the wider appeal of the coloured plates described by Charles van Ravenswaay as 'an innovation in American popular art' ("A Nineteenth-Century Garden", 1977, page 20...). Their polychromic attractions were extended to a larger audience in small selections from a larger-sized series presented in decorative bindings, ... the earliest plates were simple watercolours, but later, as the demand grew, the technique of theorem paintings coloured with the help of stencils was used to multiply the number of copies as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Later still engraved or lithographed outlines were coloured by hand, and finally chromolithographs printed in colour began to replace more laborious procedures, though some of these were finished by hand too. Most of these processes involved the labour of teams of artists and colourists, one or two of whom went on to establish themselves as rivals to Dewey, though none achieved the same success" (Oak Spring Pomona 64). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Zoologisk Have.

      Verdens bedste Rovdyrgruppe. Store Koncerter. Dir: Olf: Jespersen. Gratis Sporvogn. ( Naar Billet købes i en Kiosk). Litograferet plakat i farver trykt af Soph. Kruchow Lith. ca. 1900. 86x60 cm.. Med svage foldemærker og let misfarvning. Smukt restaureret og dubleret på syrefrit papir af Per Laursen

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        The Winning of the West (Daniel Boone Edition) with a Leaf of the Manuscript entirely in the Hand of Roosevelt inserted) Limited to 200 Copies

      New York, 1900. Four volumes, Volume I: xxvii, [3], 352; Volume II: vii, [3], 427; Volume III: ix, [3] 339; Volume IV: [3], 363p. plus five folding maps and 103 plates. Howes R433. All volumes beautifuly bound in full green crushed moroccoby Putnam's, corner flourishes of a floral motif gilt , three raised bands with spine lettered and stamped in gilt, front and rear morocco doublures inset in red suede which is used for free end sheets as well. Very light rubbing to spine but no exterior damage. Pristine interior. Only 200 copies of the Daniel Boone edition were issued and this copy contains the original leaf that opens the entire set which Theodore Roosevelt has written in ink on both sides with numerous connections .. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Stereopticon Slides of Yellowstone National Park [Set of 100 Original Slides in Box Along with "Haynes Guide - Yellowstone Park: A Practical Handbook Containing Accurate and Concise Descriptions of the Entire Park Region, Maps, Distances, Altitudes Geyser Time Tables and All Necessary Information, Profusely Illustrated" by Guptill, A.B (1906)]

      ST Paul, Minn.: Haynes Photo Studio [circa 1900]. () Very good. Set of 100 hand-coloured lantern slides. No broken images. Each slide is numbered and captioned with the image clear and brightly coloured. In original wooden slide box with some light staining and wear. Black cloth lining in top of a box with a 'Notice to the Operator' affixed discussing proper slide use. Box closes with a metal clasp and ring (both slightly rusty) a worn sticker beneath the clasp provides instructions regarding the case and ring. Also included is the "Haynes Guide - Yellowstone Park - Illustrated" a small 12mo in orange wrappers (showing some soiling with wear and small tears to end of spine). 143 pages with folding map at end as well as many B / W illustrations and diagrams. A beautiful set of slides supplemented wonderfully by the book containing the photographer's images and pertaining to the same subject matter. F. Jay Haynes (1853-1921) was official photographer for the Northern Pacific Railroad and for Yellowstone National Park. His association with the park began in 1872 when he began a lease on a small photographic studio within the park. His photographs were widely published in articles, journals, books and turned into stereographs and postcards in the late 19th and early 20th century. Haynes' photo studio in the was recently re-opened for a brief period by the Yellowstone Park Foundation..

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        The Puzzle Picture Book [movable]

      London / New York: Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Hilda K. Robinson. [1900] Contains 6 chromolithograph dissolving scenes [also called slats / transformations]. Each movable consists of four small pictures with text that poses a question relating to the picture and when the tab is pulled at the page bottom another four pictures are revealed showing the answer to the question. I believe that this was also published in German with the title: Ueberraschungen Aller Art. 25x20 cm. 16pp. Blue and white floral pattern end papers. Olive green cloth backstrip. Nister number: 615. Hunt - p.339. Not in Montanaro. Corners, top/bottom of backstrip rubbed. Boards clean and bright with slight marking to lower board. Page edges are a bit fragile, due to type of paper. There is some old, but clean, reinforcement to some of the inner page edges. One hole for tab has been neatly reinforced. All movables work fine and are complete. This is extremely scarce and a very good copy. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall.

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        ABC in Dixie; A Plantation Alphabet

      London/New York: Ernest Nister/E.P. Dutton Original colour illustrated paper boards backed in green cloth. Complete. Hinges cracked. Dedication page gutter torn half its length. Each letter of the alphabet names a character in rhyme on verso, while the character is drawn full-page in colour on recto. Most characters are lightly outlined in faint pencil, as are some of the rhymes. Colours are brilliant. Grammar is Southern US dialect, with one N_ _ word. Lower right corner tip of Moses's portrait page is missing, not affecting the drawing. Some uncoloured portions of Auntie, Chawlie, Ephr'am and Kitty have been solidly "coloured" in light pencil. Several of the pages are torn at the foot of the gutter. Overall, this is a striking, colourful exposure to the popular understanding of Black American life on plantations in the South, intended for children. 28 leaves plus endpapers. Rear endpaper torn 4 inches. Back cover (only) shows waterstain. Correctable, and highly collectible ! No date, but circa 1900. Printed in Bavaria. NOTE: Since this item is on consignment, our usual discount does not apply.

      [Bookseller: Dave Shoots, Bookseller]
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        The Loughsiders

      Lincoln Macveagh, The Dial Press No date (1900) - Green cloth w/gilt lettering and vignette. Mild edgewear. Gift inscription front endpaper dates 1926. Spine weak at title page. Text is clean and nice, no marks, evenly toned. DJ is heavily chipped head and heel of spine, wear all edges, but looks lovely in mylar cover. DJ touts this book as "The Harrap $1200 Prize Novel. A Story of Northern Ireland before the Revolution.Rich in humor and humanity, it was one of the six novels chosen, out of thousands of Mss., by Harrap, the English publisher, and has now won the additional prize of £250 as the best seller of the six" Additional photos available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        C. 1900 - 1915 Collection of 175 Postcards All Sent to George Mandl, a Baker, at Various Hotels and Locations in Europe and America

      Various Places Listed: Various, 1900. The collection mostly of cards sent 1902-1908, with a few each from the surrounding years - about ½ dozen from late 19th century; with real-photo and printed examples; undivided backs and divided, a variety of European publishers and photographers, artists; most with postal markings and with varying amounts of text and mostly in the Austrian-German language; a tremendous selection of cards - topographical, comic, portrait, architectural, scenic views; sent by family, women and male friends; the collection hangs together in following this man's rapid progress of travel, intimately associated with his places of occupation, which are often named as part of the mailing address on the cards; in his Paris addresses, he is referred to as Viennois Boulanger - a Viennese baker - and in America, usually just noted as 'Baker'; Mr. Mandl appears to have traveled from Vienna, Austria to Paris; from there to Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New York and finally Minneapolis; there are at least 8 different Paris addresses mentioned, Restaurant Stein, Maison Straub, Rue Des Osteaux Hotel, more; the Averne Hotel in Long Island, NY; several Philadelphia addresses, some of which may have been workplace-related; the Havlin Hotel in Cincinnati; the Stanford in West End New Jersey; the Radisson in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the places his friends wrote from mostly consist of Austrian, German, Danish and other European locations; highlights include double-card panoramic views of 'Gruss aus Zwittau' (2 different) now Svitavy in the Czech Republic and a triple-card panorama of the town of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina (split at folds); a 1900 real-photo of Rettenegg in Austria; a nice action-filled undivided-back 1902 rppc of an early automobile on a country lane, going at full tilt with driver and woman companion & another passenger at front, phot. By Alois Beer Klagenfurt, Verlag Caspar &. Poltnig Villach, with cancel from that area and red 'Heller' stamp & one other cancel; a postally-used, undivided-back rppc delicately hand-colored card with the round Paris Des Champs Elysees (19)03 postal cancellation and brown 10 centimes Chiffre Taxe stamp and 3 unidentified triangular cancellation marks, depicting 5 scantily-clad bathing beauties standing on a 'diving platform' with a faux ocean backdrop, holding each other by the waist and getting ready to 'dive in' - they are wearing high-heeled shoes (of the time) and black stockings with big pink bows, yellow & black striped bathing suits; no publisher or printer noted, with the number 236 at bottom right of the image; many other cards with interesting cancels and postal markings; many of the cards are from countries in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, soon to be dissolved as a result of the first World War, with the concurrent changing of borders and name-locales; CONDITION: these cards were not kept in an album and thence there is wear, some darkening to backs; little corner abrasions and creases; overall, the group is in about good condition, having been placed in individual pc sleeves by us, protecting from further damage; tracing the journey of this man's baking career - and also the great perseverance over the years of his many friends staying touch with him. . First Edition. Not Bound. Good.

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        Baldwin Locomotive Works; Illustrated Catalogue of Narrow-Gauge Locomotives; Adapted Especially to Gauges of 3 Feet, 6 Inches of One Metre

      Philadelphia: Burnham, Williams & Co.. 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, 1900. Cloth hardbound with gilt titles, clean and unmarked text, heavily illustrated, 452 pp. Near fine copy, with slight soil/discoloration to cloth. With five relevant items laid in (four four- page circulars from Baldwin Locomotive Works and one folding ad. from Goodwin Car Co.). Digital images available on request.

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        Tiny Tim, Dot and the Fairy Cricket; from the Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens (Christmas Carol)

      Redfield Pub, c.1900. Hardback with embossed boards.. Very good condition lightly soiled with light wear to extremities, some bubbling to cloth on rear board. Small number label on spine./No dust jacket, as issued. . Previous owner's Stamp.& Moderate foxing throughout. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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      London. 12 February 1900.. Two pages, in ink, on two panels of folded quarto sheet of letterhead (30, Wellington Court, Albert Gate). Folded for mailing, else near fine. To Samuel G. Blythe (1868-1947), then editor of the BUFFALO ENQUIRER: "Objections? Indeed no. On the contrary I shall be glad. I shall now lay for the young man who called the other day, & who seemed to know a great many things -- & to lack delicacy in some little degree: for, while smoking my bad cigars & warming himself at my good fire he suddenly up & said, without any humane & softening preparations for the remark, that my Christian Science article had cost the Cosmopolitan 10,000 subscribers. He made me feel pretty bad, but I will transfer that sensation to him, now, when I catch him. And I will be sarcastic, & tell him Mr. Walker wants to lose another 10,000 & knows by harsh experience how to go about it. With my kindest regards to Mr. Walker, & best wishes to you & him & the magazine ...." Signed: "Sincerely Yours S.L. Clemens." Clemens refers to his article in the October 1899 issue of COSMOPOLITAN, "Christian Science and the Book of Mrs. Eddy," and to either J.B. Walker (owner) or E.D. Walker (editor) of the periodical at the time, and may have been writing Blythe in response to a request for reprint permissions for Clemens' then controversial article.

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      N Y, N Y: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1900. Hardcover. AMERICANA; Leatherstocking Tales; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; THE IROQUOIS EDITION OF THE WRITINGS OF J. FENIMORE COOPER [33 VOLS. CT] Circa 1900. Red cloth, paper spine labels, top edges gilt. Very good, some light soiling and wear, one spine label with small stains. Numerous plates. #289 of 1000, both hand numbered and punched. Title pages printed in red and black, frontis' with tissue protectors. Considered to be the best edition of his works. Leatherstocking tales. Frontis' are tissue protected. Firm, clean and tight. 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.625, about 95 pounds of books occupying about 55" of shelf space. A handsome edition. Over 15,000 pages. .

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        The Leather - Stocking Tales. Comprising: The Last of the Mohicans, The Pioneers, The Deerslayer, The Pathfinder, and The Prairie. With Illustrations by H.M. Brock and an Introduction by Mowbray Morris

      London: MacMillan and Co., Ltd., 1900-1902,, 1900. 5 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary red half calf with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, pink cloth boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Abundantly illustrated with line drawing black and white full page plates. Spines evenly sunfaded with some marking; fingermarks to a couple of boards; foxing to end papers only. The volumes are sound, internally clean. A superb set containing 4 titles in First Edition Thus.

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        Cançoner De Les Obretes En Nostra Lengua Materna Mes Divulgades Durant Los Segles XIV - XV e XVI. Recullit e Ordenat Per. Testament Den Bernat Serradell De Vich. Any 1419. Cobles. Andreu Martí Pineda, Escrits. Cobles Den Pelegrí. Cobles De La Mort.

      Alvar Verdaguer, Barcelona 1900 - .Cobles de Antoni Roca y de Sebastià Corts. Cobles de la Passió. Els Set Dolors de la Gloriosa Mare de Deu. Cobles a Federich de Portugal. LLaors a la Pietat. Rahonament de la Verge Maria a son Fill. Cobles a la Divisió del Regne de Mallorca per Anselm Turmeda. Cançoneret a la Mare de Deu del Lluch de Mallorca. LLibre de Bons Amonestements per Anselm Turmeda. Dança de la Mort.Cançoneret de Nadal. = Gótico a dos tintas. Muy ilustrado con orlas y grabados. =Preciosa obra , muy valorada por su impecable imprenta. =Solamente se imprimieron 30 ejemplares en papel antiguo, el nuestro uno de ellos. ( La edición total sólo consta de 131 ejemplares) =Preliminares 8h. y un total de 197 hojas, todas ilustradas, sin numerar. =Muy buen ejemplar con elegante encuadernación en piel, lomera con nervios, cantos fileteados en oro, y corte superior dorado.Guardas enmarcadas en piel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        When he gave him notice of his intentions to leave"

      1900. The Holly Tree. Dickens. p. 191. Original pen and ink illustration on card (301 × 246 mm), mounted. Faint marks to edges. In excellent condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the scene depicting Cobbs giving notice to his master, so that he may go "to seek my fortun'.

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        Novels of Alexandre Dumas

      New York - H. M. Caldwell 1900 - A beautifully bound, scarce collection of the novels of Alexandre Dumas. Containing: The Vicomte de Bragelonne, or Ten Years Later (in three volumes)Twenty Year AfterThe Three MuskateersThe Count of Monte Cristo (in two volumes)The Forty-Five The Chevalier d'HarmentalThe Regent's Daughter and The Black TulipMarguerite de ValoisLa Dame de MonsoreauIllustrated throughout with seventy-six engraved plates. Dumas depended on numerous assistants and collaborators, of whom Auguste Maquet was the best known. It was not until the late twentieth century that his role was fully understood. Maquet is known to have outlined the plot of The Count of Monte Cristo, and made substantial contributions to The Three Musketeers and its sequels, as well as to several of Dumas' other novels. Their method of working together was for Maquet to propose plots and write drafts. Dumas added the details, dialogues, and the final chapters. Maquet took Dumas to court to try to get authorial recognition and a higher rate of payment for his work. He was successful in getting more money, but not a bylinePages ofseven volumes are unopened (as issued), with paper wraps of another two volumes included. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart, with just some sunning to the spines and light rubbing to a few volumes. One joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pagesare bright and clean with just a couple of spots. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Magnet, Magnetic Bodies Also, and on the Great Magnet the Earth: A New Physiology, Demonstrated By Many Arguments & Experiments

      London: Chiswick Press, 1900. Large 4to., (11 3/4 x 11"), pp. (16), 246, (1), (4), 67. Limited to 250 copies. Device on title-page, numerous wood-cut illustrations, (including two full-page folding plates), on hand made paper in original limp vellum with linen ties. Previous owner's name stamped on two free endpapers. One page announcement of this publication by The Gilbert Club is laid in. "This beautiful book was printed to paginate with the original edition of 1600, with the addition of the index, the colophon leaf. It reproduces the original woodcuts in facsimile, and most of the original initials and type ornaments were either recut or reproduced in facsimile. The translation was the work of ten men, and was isued by The Gilbert Club, of which Lord Kelvin was President. It was printed by C. Whittingham and Co. on handmade Van Gelder paper, and the edition was limited to 250 copies. A fine reproduction of the first great scientific work published in England." --Horblit. See Roller, "The Magnet of William Gibert, pp.177-9.. Limited. Vellum. Very Good+/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Light, even sunning to spines; occasional scratch or rub, mostly on the rear covers with a small piece of leather, smaller than a dime, gouged out of the rear of the first volume. Still Near Fine and quite uncommon and desirable. Four large octavo (6-5/8" x 10-1/8") volumes of the Daniel Boone Edition bound in original full green morocco with gilt floral devices in the corners and on the spines which are gilt-lettered with three raised bands; thick gilt-decorated morocco-bordered doublures with red suede centers and endpapers; top edge gilt. Illustrated with numerous plates and five folding maps. Copy #53 of only 200 copies with a leaf of Roosevelt's ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of @120 words bound in at the beginning of the first volume. Roosevelt's manuscript refers to the promotion of [Hugh] Brady to Major General and comments on the defense of the border in Michigan. In part: "Before the army was ready the Federal Government was obliged to take other measures for the defence of the border. Small bodies of rangers were raised from among the frontier militia, being paid, at the usual rate for soldiers in the army, a net sum of about two dollars a month while in service.

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        Writings of J. Fenimore Cooper. Author's Autograph Edition

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. First edition. Fine. 33 vols. Number 48 of 63 sets with a manuscript page bound into one volume. This set with a page from Chapter 3 of "Oak Openings" in the author's hand, 44 lines with corrections. "Elksfoot left the spot the first. After completing his adieus, the Pottawattamie threw his rifle into the hollow of his arm, felt at his belt, as if to settle it into its place, made some little disposition of his light summer covering, and moved off in a southwesterly direction, passing through the open glades, and almost equally unobstructed groves, as steady in his movements as if led by an instinct." & & The set is Fine with spines uniformly and gently toned, a few volumes with slight soiling to outer boards, but leather whole and unworn, internal contents fresh and clean. Each volume sumptuously bound in 3/4 green Morocco over marbled linen with silk ribbon markers. Hand-colored steel engraved frontispieces and additional engravings on Japon vellum. The finest edition of Cooper's writings available. One of the best-loved, nineteenth-century American novelists, most remembered for his Leatherstocking Tales, but prolific in his output. Additional images available upon request. Fine.

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        The Works

      Edinburgh: T. & A. Constable,, [c.1900.]. Edited by W. E. Henley. 20 volumes, tall quarto (320 × 207 mm). Contemporary dark blue crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt with centre tools in compartments separated by raised bands, boards panelled with fillets and elaborate foliate gilt tooling, crimson doblures with dentelles, red silk moire endpapers, top edges gilt. With 170 engraved plates some hand-coloured. A fine set. Edinburgh edition, extra illustrated. Limited to 26 lettered copies. A luxurious deluxe binding of Shakespeare's works.

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        Collected Works of Pierre Loti

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

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        Der Indogermanische Ablaut, Vornehmlich in Seinem Verhältnis zur Betonung

      Strassburg: Karl J. Trubner,, 1900. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Boards very lightly rubbed at extremities, a little spotting to top edge, contents toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A classic work of Indo-Germanic philology from the library of J. R. R. Tolkien with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper and his annotations to pages 2, 11, 33, 77, 147, 224. There is also a ticket on the pastedown that states "From the library of J. R. R. Tolkien".

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        One Hundred Chess Problems

      Unpaginated with color frontispiece diagram, numerous black and white diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/23" x 5") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to cover. [inscribed] (Betts: 33-64). 3d edition.This edition contains four additional problems (2 four-movers, 1 three-mover and 1 two-mover) in addition to the 12 two-movers, 73 three-movers, 14 four-movers, 1 enigma and 1 retractor (frontispiece) with solutions at the end. Inscribed with the following "to Edward J T Woodward from A Cyril Pearson October 1900" in red ink.Condition:Points and spine ends rubbed, small tear on title and lightly soiled, slightly shakened. About a very good copy issued without jacket.

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        Distribuzione del dividendo e Produttività Marginali (Nota Critica)

      Napoli, Reale Tipografia Pansini, 1900.: Pamphlets; Rare Books. 8°.. Brochure. Original first italian edition. Primera Edizione Italiano. Inscribed by the author: Omaggio dell A. Via Sanita, 68 Napoli

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        Divers voyages touching the discouerie of America, and the ilands adiacent vnto the same, made first of all by our Englishmen, and afterwards by the Frenchmen and Britons

      London?:, 1900?. facsimile of the 1582 edition, not stated but appears to be one of the 300 copies produced for Sir John Evans but not commercially circulated; [116] pp., two folding maps; text browned, a half morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe rubbed with front cover detached, good. Photos available upon request.

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      1900. Dickens, Charles. THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS. Edition De Luxe. NY: National Library Company, n.d. ca1900. 20 volumes. Each volume has a color frontis. w/tissue guard and b/w illustrations by George Cruikshank and "Phiz". #128/1000 copies. 8vo. tan cloth with black stamped spine labels, teg. Some of these volumes have never been read with the gilt being uncracked. All of the spine labels show minor scuffing and scratching, otherwise all the volumes are bright and crisp with sharp corners and unblemished covers. Overall and handsome fine hardcover set (extra shipping required on this set)

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        The Complete Works of Charles Dickens - 30 volumes

      Harper & Brothers, 1900. Hardcover. VeryGood. 30 volumes, green cloth boards, gilt lettering & decoration to spine. Top edge gilt, pages uncut, frontispieces & plate illustrations on glossy paper. A very nice production, cleanly typeset. This set has very little wear other than minor shelfwear except for the Christmas Books volume which has a small (1/2") tear to bottom of backstrip. Else a beautiful set, one that is truly pleasurable to read as well as good-looking on the shelf!".

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        Photo Album, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

      1900.. Paperback. Very good. Ca. 1900, views include Singapore street scenes, Western visitor in turn of the century automobile, Western children with local nanny, "The F. M. S. Railways Station Hotel, Kuala Lumpur", and the "F. M. S. Railways Offices, KL"; early typesetting machines with local workers, bungalow & grounds, British military parade, "The Mosque at Kuala Lumpur", family portraits, views from the family bungalow, interior residential views, views of pineapple field and river agricultural processing vessels; "Government office at Kuala Lumpur"; scenes of native life. Oblong 8vo album of 70 b&w photographs, some 5 x 4 in; most 4 3/4 x 4 in.; a few slt smaller at 4 x 3 in. Brown cord bound cardboard album, with hand lettered title at front cover "Snapshots" and the initials "F. J. M." Covers slt rubbed at edges, rear cover detached, o/w very good.

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      1900. 1. HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS. NY: D. Appleton 1881. 8vo, brown cloth stamped in gold and black, 231p. + [viii]p. ads, some soil on a few pages and slightest of cover soil near fine. 1st ed., 1st issue with "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line and without ads for this title in rear. Illus. by Frederick Church and James Moser. Harris was the first American author to set out to chronicle American Black legends and stories. Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox have become American icons. This is a nice copy of this book. Peter Parley to Penrod p56, BAL 7100, Grolier, 100 Influential American Books prior to 1900 #83..

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      (Essex House Press, 1900). . Limited edition, no. 7 of 50 copies printed on vellum, 8vo, 30, (2) pp. Hand coloured frontispiece of Keat’s grave and hand coloured initial letters by C.R. Ashbee throughout, slight creasing to the frontispiece, a couple of patches of browning, armorial bookplate of Roderick Terry. Original vellum, blind stamped vignette to upper cover, an excellent copy. One of the 14 volumes in Ashbee’s “Great Poems” series, and the only one to have such a small limitation, the others appearing in limitations of between 125 and 165.

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        When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

      (Essex House Press, 1900). . Limited edition, no. 31 of 125 copies printed on vellum, 8vo, (20) pp. Hand coloured frontispiece and hand coloured initial letters by C.R. Ashbee throughout, later inscription to front blank, marbled endpapers. Later pale lilac gilt decorated morocco, spine slightly browned with a pinhole to the top portion. One of the 14 volumes in Ashbee’s “Great Poems” series.

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        The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

      London, Chatto and Windus,, 1900. and Other Stories and Sketches. Octavo, pp. [viii] + 414 + [ii] + 32 adverts. Publisher's orange cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, front board pictorially stamped in yellow and black. in protective cloth wrapper and solander box. Inscribed on the half title page "To / Miss Mildred Williamson / with the Compliments of / Mark Twain / Oct. 5 / 00". Cloth cover rubbed, stained and bumped, spine with two holes, three different bookplates and one gift stamp on front preliminaries, library paper label on rear pastedown. First UK Edition, (a reprint of the American edition except for "Christian science and the Book of Mrs Eddy" and "Diplomatic Pay and Clothes" which are absent from the American edition).

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        Livre d'Heures Contenant la Sainte Messe et des Prières Diverses

      France, c. 1900. 16mo. (40)ff. A modern illuminated manuscript, hand-calligraphed in black ink on vellum and illustrated with illuminated vine and tendril outer borders on sixteen leaves in red, gold, and blue. Chapter headings in red. With numerous gilt initials throughout, many of which are ornamented with blue or red penwork that extends into the margins. This book of hours, made for the French noblewoman Adéle de Cassin, is an exquisite example of modern calligraphy. Bound in light brown morocco with onlays of black morocco in an interlace pattern outlined in gold. The spine has onlays of black squares outlined in gold. In the center of the design on the front cover is the ruby and diamond-bejeweled monogram of the book's owner worked in silver and gold and surmounted by a gold and silver coronet with a ruby and diamond band. Fastened with a diamond and pearl clasp and gold catches. With rich gilt dentelles and dark green morocco doublures stamped with gilt fleurs-de-lis. Endleaves of green watered silk are stamped with the same pattern. Housed in a felt-lined Niger morocco clamshell box. Gilt ornamentation has caused some faint discoloration on the page opposite the title page, else extremely fine. A.e.g.

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        The poetical works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

      London: Ellis & Elvey, 1900. 8vo (19.6 cm, 7.75"). Frontis., xxxi, [1], 380, [4 (adv.)] pp. Beautifully bound volume of Rossetti's poems, with a frontispiece portrait of the author and a preface by the author's brother. Binding: Signed binding by Cedric Chivers: Brown morocco, covers with gilt-stamped Art Nouveau curved designs and inlaid flowers of red morocco; front cover with painted rendition of the author's "Beata Beatrix" in one of Chivers's famed Vellucent panels. Spine stamped in gilt with red inlaid flowers, turn-ins with gilt-stamped corner fleurons. Top edge gilt. Binding as above, spine and board edges darkened, minor traces of wear to extremities, spine head with small chip. Offsetting to free endpapers from turn-ins. Front fly-leaf with inked gift inscription dated 1919. Pages clean.

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        Original watercolour drawings portraying characters from Dickens's Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist

      [c.1900-1930]. 33 original pen-and-ink watercolour illustrations (image size averaging c. 185 × 125 mm), each mounted on a hand-cut french mat, bordered in watercolour. All housed in a red morocco-backed bookform folding case. 14 of the Pickwick Papers illustrations a little spotted, with occasional mild tanning, but overall an excellent set. A lovely suite of watercolour character portraits, from Dickens's Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, by noted artist Joseph Clayton "Kyd" Clarke (1857-1937). His first Dickens illustrations appeared in 1887 in Fleet Street Magazine, achieving immediate popularity with two published collections appearing shortly after; numerous sets of postcards based on his Dickens drawings were also published. After this initial success Clarke earned his living making watercolour sketches such as these, selling them to and through the London book trade. Even as early as 1890 Clarke's Dickens sketches were being sought by major Dickens collectors such as Tom Wilson. The British Museum acquired a collection of 598 "Kyd" Dickens illustrations in 1910, and the V&A, the Charles Dickens Museum, and the University of Texas (Austin, TX), each have a significant collection. Even today Dickens's larger-than-life characters are largely imagined through "Kyd" Clarke's depictions; in 2012 six of his illustrations were issued as stamps by the Royal Mail to mark the 200th anniversary of Dickens's birth. This is a nice comprehensive collection showcasing "Kyd"'s talent for characterisation. Each portrait has an atmospheric wisp of watercolour around the feet by way of background, is signed "Kyd", named, and placed in its respective book; the characters depicted are, from Pickwick Papers: Mr Pickwick, Sam Weller, Tony Weller, Sergeant Buzfuz, Mr Perker, Mr Bardell, Bob Sawyer, Mr Snodgrass, Dismal Jemmy, Mr Fogg, Job Trotter, Mr Jingles, Mr Jackson, Mr Bantam, Luffey, Mr Dowler, Dumkins, Tommy Bardell, Mr Dodson, Grummer, Mr John Smauker, Blazes, Mr Winkle, and Justice Stareleigh; and from Oliver Twist: The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes, Mr Bubmle, Toby Crackit, Mr Sowerberry and Mr Grimwig.

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        The Life and Works

      Troy & New York: Pafraets Book Company,, [c. 1900]. 12 volumes, octavo. Recent tan half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, blue morocco labels, marbled sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Contents lightly toned. An excellent set. The Library Edition, one of a limited edition of 1000 sets printed on large paper by the Merrymount Press, considered the finest representative of Arts and Crafts publishing in the US and highly regarded by William Morris. An attractively printed and handsomely bound set.

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        The Life and Works of Charles Lamb, complete in 12 volumes -- 1/100 copies of the Edmonton Edition on Japanese Vellum

      Boston: R. H. Hinkley. c. 1900. Edmonton Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 12 volumes. This set is number 39 of 100 of the Edmonton Edition, printed on Japanese Vellum by the Merrymount Press. Volume 1 is initialed on the limitation page by D. B. Updike, the head of Merrymount. Hardcovers, large 8vos., uniformly bound in 3/4 leather with patterned boards and matching endpapers; gilt titles and ruling; teg; tissue-covered frontis in each volume. A Near Fine set with uniform darkening to the spines, as well as light rubbing to the paper covered boards, and edgewear; gilt titles are complete and bright. Clean and unmarked text. Tight, square bindings. Complete in 12 volumes. Includes: A Life of Lamb (Ainger) / Essays of Elia / Last Essays of Elia / Tales from Shakspeare / Poems, Plays and Miscellaneous Essays (in 2 vols.) / Mrs. Leicester's School (in 2 vols.) / Letters of Lamb (in 4 volumes). Due to the size of this set, extra postage may be required.

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        GREEK AND LATIN, THE CLASSICS. ANCIENT ROME & GREECE. Leather Library Set Complete in 15 volumes

      New York: Vincent Parke & Co, No date, circa 1900. PARNASSUS EDITION, LIMITED TO 750 SETS, THIS ONE BEING #37, SIGNED by the editor.. Full title: THE CLASSICS. GREEK & LATIN. The Most Celebrated Works of Hellenic and Roman Literature, Embracing Poetry, Romance, History, Oratory, Science and Philosophy, Translated into English Prose and Verse by Distinguished Men of Letters. 15 Volumes. About 400 pages per volume, 7 volumes of Greek and 8 volumes of Latin classics. The Parnassus Edition, LIMITED TO 750 SETS, THIS ONE BEING #37, SIGNED by the editor. bound in full leather bindings. Thick tooled leather covers with early Greek goddess Athena type figure embossed on covers. With blind Greek style embossing, gilded spines, the top edges are gilded. Thick quality rag styled paper, gilded title and limitation page, full page plates protected in tissue, and hand finished, signed in pencil by the artists (only the ones that are hand finished). Red and black ink, each section starts with an enlarged block letter, thick quality rag style paper with wide margins, well laid out, with many pages uncut. Sewn in bookmarks. 9.50 inches tall. These take up aproximately 24 inches of shelf space. In VERY GOOD+ condition. Very fresh and supple bindings. The hinges are 100% fully attached. Very fresh bright and clean, pages uncut and therefore unread. Appears free of foxing. This is a gorgeous set. Some light general rubs wear, some spine fading, and an early inscription. This is a beautiful set on Ancient Rome and Greece. Bound in thick, full leather bindings, this is an impressive set.

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        George Eliot : Works : Adam Bede - The Mill on the Floss - Silas Marner - Scenes of Clerical Life - Felix Holt - Romola - Middlemarch - Spanish Gypsy - Daniel Deronda - Impressions of Theophrastus Such, Essays, and Leaves from a note-book [Complete in 10 volumes]

      Edinburgh and London : William Blackwood and Sons, [ca. 1900?], 1900. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 10v. fronts. ; 21cm. 10 volume edition of George Eliot's works, undated, published ca. 1900. Publication date interpreted by typeface and British Library catalogue. Subjects: Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Novels -- Works -- English fiction -- English literature -- 19th century. Each volume include a frontis with tissue guard. Physical description: 10v. fronts. ; 21cm. 10 volume edition of George Eliot's works, undated, published ca. 1900. Publication date interpreted by typeface and British Library catalogue. Subjects: Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Novels -- Works -- English fiction -- English literature -- 19th century. Each volume include a frontis with tissue guard.

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        With the Flag to Pretoria: A History of the Boer War 1899-1900

      00 00, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A uniformly bound complete four volume set of Wilson's With the Flag to Pretoria: A History of the Boer War 1899-1900 and After Pretoria: The Guerilla War. The Supplement to With the Flag to Pretoria (forming Volume III and IV of the complete work). In four volumes complete. First edition. The first two volumes are illustrated mainly from photographs and authentic sketches taken in South Africa. ' With a coloured foldout map to front of both volume I and II. The second two volumes have many illustrations, mainly from photographs taken at the seat of war. Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1866 - 1940), known often only as H. W. Wilson, was a British journalist and naval historian. The Second Boer War and the earlier, much less well known, First Boer War (December 1880 - March 1881) are collectively known as the Boer Wars. The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the annexation of both republics by the British Empire; both would eventually be incorporated into the Union of South Africa, a dominion of the British Empire, in 1910. The conflict is commonly referred to as The Boer War but is also known as the South African War outside South Africa, the Anglo-Boer War among most South Africans. Bound by Broadbere, Southampton, with binder's labels to rear pastedowns. With a photograph inserted to the third volume. Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally, generally smart but with minor wear to extremities, occasional rubbing and slight marks to boards and the odd stain. With slight marginal fading to someboards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout, with occasional handling marks in particular to text block edges. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A Bibliography of "The Complete Angler" of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (the printer's copy)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. First Edition, Limited to 120 copies. Very Good condition but for moderate cover soil and mild offset to the front endpapers. SEE PHOTOS. Finely printed by The De Vinne Press. This copy bears the De Vinne Press bookplate, with their logo. The bookplate states: "OFFICE COPY, Not to be carried to Workrooms or elsewhere." Tipped to the front free endpaper is an autograph letter from the author to the book's printer, Theodore De Vinne, requesting an errata slip, and ending with the comment, "P/S - Dam delighted with the book." Hardcover. 8.25" wide by 10.25" tall. Illustrated with many title page facsimiles from early and other significant editions of THE COMPLETE ANGLER. This is a fully descriptive bibliography, with detailed collations, useful notes on editions, reprints, illustrations, etc. Bound in the original gilt-stamped tan boards with parchment spine and corners. Subtitle: "Being a Chronologically Arranged List of the Several Editions and Reprints, From the First Edition MDCLII Until the Year MCM… Illustrated by 86 Photo-Engraved Reproductions of Title Pages.". With letter SIGNED by the AUTHOR. First Edition, Limited to 120 copies. Hardcover. Near Very Good condition. (xii), 204pp. + errata page.

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        The Works of H. Fielding. Edited by G. Saintsbury. With Illustrations by Herbert Railton and E.J. Wheeler

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1900-01., 1900. 12 volumes; small 8vo. Contemporary dark green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines uniformly faded to brown, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Illustrated with 3 plates per book. Showing a little rubbing to extremities. A handsome set.

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        Lord Jim

      London: William Blackwood & Sons,1900.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. A very bright near fine copy with only light shelf wear.

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