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        Stoney Indian Chief [Original Photograph Along with Postcard Reproduction].

      Banff, Alberta - [circa 1900]. () Near fine. Original B / W photograph 16 X 10 inches (40.64 X 25.4 cm). In 1.5 inch wooden frame measuring 22.5 X 18.5 inches. Frame has a bit of wear. Bone matting. With the photograph comes a postcard (#532) of the same image which is in near fine condition with no writing on back. A nice set. A nice strong image depicting a Native chief atop his horse, with his hands on his hips. He is in full decrative dress including a feather head dress. Taken in the forest, not a studio portrait. Strong contrast. A beautiful image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1900. Octavo, original tan cloth, flag-staff gilt and titles red and gilt to spine, titles to front board in black and red, line-drawn illustration in black to front board, black coated endpapers. Coloured folding map frontispiece, 2 further folding maps, 1 full page map, and 4 plans in the text. 34 pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear dated 10/99. Spine very slightly darkened with a mild crease, a few very minor marks to covers, mild spotting to edges and a little around the title page, still a very good copy indeed, with the hinges entirely sound. First edition, first impression. "The volume essentially consists of 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 … It is, as Churchill said in his Introductory Note, 'mainly a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It may also be found to give a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith'"(Cohen).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Conchyliologie française : Les coquilles marines des côtes de Corse

      Paris, J.-B. Baillière 1900 - Grand in-8° relié pleine toile verte moderne, pièce de chagrin vert, plats de couvertures conservés, 297 pp. Table alphabétiques des espèces recensées. Les plats ont subies des restaurations professionnelles en étant remontées sur ingres (cf scan) autrement très bel exemplaire à la reliure en état parfait. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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        Maurice Bertrand, Cornucle, Gustave Chouchou, Julia, D'Arcy, Marthe Helly

      [c. 1900]. Size: 570 x 385 mm. Framed size 740 x 385 mm. Lithograph. Printed colour. Good condition. Georges Goursat (1863-1934), known as Sem, attained a high level of success with his wonderful portrayals of Paris at the turn of the century. This outstanding caricaturist was a member of the Salon des Humoristes and an officer of the Legion of Honor. His works offer us glimpses into Parisian high society at the turn of the Century. Sem's unique talent made his work very identifiable, particularly because of the essential sobriety of his composition, in which his characters usually emerge from a white or plain background rather than being more obvious caricatures. Sem captured the spirit of the subject and in turn produced images that were true to life. This beautiful print is a part of the Album Vert published in c.1900.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Holy Bible (Old and New Testament)

      Illustrated Bible Society, London 1900 - Folio (54x40cm). 3 vols. Deluxe publisher's trade binding, full leather with gold tooled decoration designed by Walter Crane. Top edge gilt and gauffred with floral design. Illustrated throughout with 100 full-page prints by Edward Burne Jones, Alma Tedema, Tissot, Edward Abbey, Gerome, Morelli, Uhde, Constant and others, all members of the Royal Academy. Illustrated chapter headings, ornamental initials, gold endpapers and tissue designs with biblical references also by Walter Crane. Blank family register. Borders of prints foxed throughout, not affecting images. Sporadic foxing to borders of text pages. Some rubbing to crown and heel of spines. Very light white spotting to leather back covers. Vol 3 two small scuffs to front cover, expertly restored. Overall, fine condition. A spectacular set in a fine binding. An important legacy of the English pre-Raphaelite artists. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Viktor Rydberg

      About 1900. A photo engraved copper plate 64 x 46,5 cm + image printed from the plate 54,5 x 40 cm (the wole sheet 75,5 x 56 cm). Some scratches and small damages to the surface of the cooper plate. The paper image with a couple of creases to the blank margins. Nice condition.. Here we have a recently discovered photogravure plate depicting the famous swedish writer Viktor Rydberg. A newly printed image from the plate is also supplied. The printing plate was manufactured around the year 1900, after an original painted by Albert Edelfelt in 1895. Edelfelt is one of Finlands finest artists. Reproduction of art by photoengraving had its breakthrough in the 1880s. and was fully developed by the turn of the century. The method was acctually first pioneered by Fox Talbot in the 1850s. Basically, a photograph of the painting is transferred to an aquatinted and light sensitized copper plate by appplying light through a photo positive. The plate is then etched whereafter you can print copies from the plate. Surviving printing plates are very rare

      [Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat]
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        Ian Hamilton's March : together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland, a prisoner of war at Pretoria

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1900. First edition. 410pp (last blank), [4]pp adverts for WSC titles, [2], 32pp publishers catalogue (dated 7/00) at rear; frontis portrait of General Ian Hamilton, folding map at rear, 9 other maps & plans in text. Original dark red cloth, gilt title upper right of the upper board, surrounded by blind-stamped border, gilt titles on spine; a little light silverfish flecking, mostly down the fore-edge of the upper board. Original black endpapers. The edges and the first few leaves with spots of foxing, owner's name on preliminary blank. Old tape stains in the gutters of the frontis and half-title - it rather looks like the frontis had come adrift and been taped in at the half-title, but no sign of the tape and the frontis has evidently been neatly tipped in back where it belongs, with its tissue guard intact, but minor wear along its fore-edge. Otherwise this is a very good clean copy. ***The second part of Churchill's reports from the South African War: "a continuation of those letters to the Morning Post... which have lately been published under the title 'London to Ladysmith via Pretoria'. " .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        Palembang En Banka in 1816-1820

      The Hague, 1900. Separately bound offprint from the Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde van Nederlandsch-Indie, 6e volgereeks, deel 7, 1900, pp. xii, 331-764. Cardboard. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Gapura Consultants Pte. Ltd.]
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        Karthause

      [ca. 1900].. Orig.-Aquarell. 24, 5 x 16, 5 cm. Schüttler, Wien 1944; vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Antiquitäten-Rundschau 23. Jg. 1925, Nr. 24 - A. d. Rückseite eine Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung Kasimirs.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Geological Map of London and Environs, showing the Superficial Deposits

      London, 1900. Four lithographed map-sheets joined, 62 x 92 cms, original hand-colour, blank verso. From Bacon’s ‘Atlas of London & Suburbs’.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Ian Hamilton's March

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1900. Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, black surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece portrait, 9 maps and plans to the text, folding coloured map at the rear. Spine just a touch dull, mild foxing front and back, and to fore-edge, a very good copy. First edition, first printing, first issue. (Cohen) Publisher's records indicate that 5003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June …in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Los Toros Album

      Barcelona. Hermanegildo Miralles. 1900. Extravagantly bound in scarlet piectorial gilt decorated boards, depicting a larged lace fan with bullfighting motifs, flowers and gilt titles. Publishers Colophon to rear board. Ornate coloured endsheets. Oblong Folio. 14.5"x10.5". The Second Edition. Illustrated by 28 Aquarelles by Perea. Complete as issued. A superlative collection of brilliant Aquarelles depicting all aspects of bullfighting culture. Text in Spanish, French, English and German. A very scarce issue. Some minor rubbing at edges and corners. Rear cover moderately soiled. A Near Fine extremely crisp and bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      Gresham publishing co 1900 - Very good + copy of this Gresham published edition, undated but circa 1900, illustrated by Chris Hammond with Talwin Morris art Nouveau peacock binding, there is a mark to top of ffep and some sunning, pages are clean, no markings, some corner wear to boards and to top and bottom of spine, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: setantabooks]
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        Boy's Hunting Book [with] the original pen and ink sketch for the kangaroo illustration

      McLoughlin Bros. New York:: McLoughlin Bros.,. Ca. 1900.. Very good condition. 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 ]
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        The Copper Resources of California, Bulletin No 23; (bound with) Oil and Gas Yielding Formations of California, Bulletin 19; (bound with) Saline Deposits of California, Bulletin 24

      San Francisco and Sacramento: California State Mining Bureau, 1900. 3 volumes bound as one. All three are First Editions, published 1902/1901/1902 respectively -- not cheaply-made modern reprints. Bound together in black cloth with black leather spine and corners, stamped in shiny gold on the spine. The leather joints have a hairline crack. SEE PHOTOS. The original colored wraps for all three books are bound-in. The binding is in Near Very Good condition. Internal condition is Very Good+. The ink stamp of Harry M. Roche is on the front endpaper. All three books are profusely illustrated with photos and maps. Many of the maps are fold-out and printed in color. COPPER RESOURCES has 69 illustrations (mostly photos) and 8 maps of which 3 are folding. The largest: Map of California Copper Deposits, unfolds to 29.5" wide by 36" tall. Another fold-out is: Geological Map of the Western Portion of the Shasta County Copper Belt. OIL AND GAS YIELDING FORMATIONS has 35 photos and 13 fold-out maps, including Geological Map of Territory between Los Angeles and Santa Ana River; Los Angeles Oil Fields 1898-1900; Geological Sketch Map of the Peninsula of San Pedro; Geological Sketch Map of SE Portion of Orange Co.; Devils Gate Oil District; Sketch Map of Summerland Oil Wells; Coalinga Oil District, Fresno Co. 1900; etc. SALINE DEPOSITS has 98 photos and 5 maps. Three of the maps are folding. Two of them are quite large and in color: Map of California Saline Deposits 1902 [unfolds to 29" wide by 36" tall]; Saline Deposits of the Southern Portion of California [unfolds to 30.5" wide by 30.5" tall].. First Editions. Hardcover. Near Very Good condition. 8vo. 282pp. + 236pp. + 215pp.

      [Bookseller: About Books]
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        Contribution à l'étude du myxoedème enfantile congénital (envoi autographe de Brossard à Widal - Copy signed by Brossard to Widal)

      Le Caire, Imprimerie Centrale Moussa Roditi 1900 - In-8° relié cartonnage moderne, titre contrecollé sur le premier plat, dos de chagrin tête de nègre, 8 pages et une planche photographique hors-texte. Envoi autographe de Brossard à Widal sur la page de titre. Tiré à part extrait du Bulletin de la Société Médicale du Caire - Une planche hors-texte regroupant 8 photographies, très célèbre dans l'histoire de la photographie médicale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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        Studies from Nature and in Composition

      Warnsdorf, Bohemia: [circa 1900]. Folio. (19 1/2 x 14 3/8 inches). 22 colour lithographed plates. (Discreet library blindstamp to title page, inked library stamps on verso of each plate). Original publishers decorative paper boards, cloth spine (worn). Thomas Weigner was the Director of the Imperial Royal School of Weaving. The plates here show textile designs based on plant and animal forms. Scarce, with OCLC recording only three copies.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        LORD JIM

      1900. A Romance. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900. Original light green cloth decorated in dark green. First American Edition of what is arguably Conrad's greatest work. This copy has the title page in the second and usual (cancelled) state: at the time this was being published, Doubleday & McClure was dividing into two entities (Doubleday Page and McClure Phillips), with uncertainty as to which firm would retain the rights to LORD JIM. Thus, in the first (integral) state the copyright is "1900 by Doubleday, Page & Co.", while in the cancelled state the copyright is "1899 and 1900 by Joseph Conrad." ~This is a near-fine copy (spine very slightly sunned, light wear at the extremities). With the penciled signature of Conrad bibliographer Walter E. Smith. Cagle A5b(2).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        SISTER CARRIE

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1900. First Edition. Typical darkening of the spine but the lettering is still readable. The spine tips, usually found frayed, are rubbed and soft but intact. The text is fresh and bright. Most importantly, both hinges--nearly always found split, cracked, or repaired--are here completely intact and original. A Near Fine copy and quite scarce in this condition. Publisher's wine-red cloth stamped in black. Dreiser's first and most important book, both a modern classic and a genuine rarity with only 1000 copies printed and those copies suppressed by the publisher due to the book's unflinching depiction of an innocent girl's spiral downward. Many believe that as few as 100 copies now exist. An uncommon opportunity to obtain a landmark book, one of the scarcest of the twentieth century, a book that paved the way for a host of writers to come in dealing frankly with sexual situations that previously were either hushed or sensationalized. After Harper and Brothers declined to print the novel, Dreiser approached Doubleday, Page, and Co., because it had published the writings of Frank Norris, a promising naturalistic writer whose novel McTEAGUE had recently caused a stir. Norris was an advisor for Doubleday and enthusiastically supported the publication of SISTER CARRIE, later calling it "the best novel I had read in M.S. since I had been reading for the firm." Based on Norris's favorable praise, junior partner, Walter Hines Page, promised Dreiser that Doubleday would publish the book. However, after reading Dreiser's manuscript, Frank Doubleday objected to the immoral behavior of the novel's characters and urged his firm to reconsider its publication. After finding that Doubleday and Page was legally obligated to print the novel, he allowed its publication but refused to promote it. As a result, the novel sold only 456 copies, and Dreiser received a mere $68.40 in royalties. It was only after Dreiser had established his literary reputation with later novels and after a 1912 reprint by Harper and Brothers had been published that the story of SISTER CARRIE was acknowledged for its stark and realistic depiction of a young woman's struggles. Though many would not think of Theodore Dreiser as an advocate for women's rights, this novel was enlightening in its portrayal of a young single woman's struggle to survive in a post-Victorian urban environment. His work shortly after as editor-in-chief of the magazine THE DELINEATOR provided further evidence for Dreiser's concern for women's struggle to survive in early 20th century American society. And of George Hurstwood, the well-to-do married man who has an affair with Carrie, Joseph Epstein has said, "Dreiser has created the most persuasive portrait in literature of a man in social, psychological, physical, and moral decline.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Scrimshaw portrait on bone "Captain Joshua Slocum 'Spray' 1896" with "The Voyage of Joshua Slocum"

      ca. 1900.. A competent scrimshaw portrait of Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail solo around the world, in his boat the "Spray" in 1896. The bone is quite flat, the decorated portion measuring 5.25 x 7.5", with a flange of bone behind acts as a stand behind the piece. It is slightly discolored along one side (marrow?). It is not believed to be whale bone. Overall, it is in pleasant original condition.& & "Of all the great American sailing ship captains, Joshua Slocum is the most legendary. When he brought the 37- foot SPRAY into the harbor at Newport, R.I., on the morning of June 27, 1898, he completed a feat of seamanship never before accomplished. For the first time a man had sailed alone around the world. Eleven years later, Slocum set out again alone, bound for the Orinoco River. He and the SPRAY were never seen again and no clue to his fate was ever found." (from the dust jacket.)& & The book includes the complete texts of "Rescue of some Gilbert Islanders; Voyage of the Liberdade, Voyage of the Destroyer; Sailing Alone Around the World, and the Aquidneck correspondence. Slocum cruised extensively in the Pacific and eastern Australian waters- Sydney, around Tasmania, Port Denison, Cooktown & the Islands in Queensland. 8vo, 401pp, frontis & photographic ills, map endpapers. Orig. white & aqua boards, price clipped pictorial dj rubbed and a bit chipped at edges.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Enciclopedia de Ciencias Ocultas

      Antonio Roch - Barcelona, Antonio Roch, sin fecha, ca. 1900, 22 x 17 cm., 476 pp. + 2 h. de catálogo. Traducción del inglés y adaptación al español por Federico Climent Terrer. Contiene esta Enciclopedia todas las voces de mayor significación e interés de la terminología de la Alquimia, Astrología, Magia Blanca, Demonología, Angelología, Ocultismo, Kábala, Teosofía, Hipnotismo, Magnetismo, Espiritismo, Teología, Psicometría, Induísmo, Budismo, Mazdeísmo, Cristianismo, Judaísmo, Artes Adivinatorias, Frenología, Sectarismo, Fisiognomía, Grafología, Quiromancía, Masonería, Rosicrucianismo, Hechizería, Brujería, Religiones Comparadas, Misticismo, Ascetismo, Esoterismo, Misterios Antiguos, Mitología, etc. Encuadernación editorial en plena tela, lomo y planos bellamente estampados con motivos esotéricos de seres mitológicos entrelazados con antorchas y ramajes. Muy buen estado de conservación. Ejemplar de la biblioteca de Carlos Fisas, con su discreta etiqueta en portada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gabriel Alagna]
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        Nudo frontale di giovanissimo ragazzo appoggiato ad un muro, con piffero.

      Subject: (Fotografia). Bella foto all'albumina, 1900 c.a di cm. 16, 6 x 12, 2 con timbro in rosso dello studio romano, al retro.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Chocolate and Cocoa Processing Trade Catalogues

      Various places, c. 1900 - 1921. Four trade catalogues, various sizes and pagination. Illustrated with steel engravings of machinery for all aspects of industrial chocolate and cocoa processing, including roasting machines, melangeurs, chocolate dipping machines, almond crispers, and so much more. Also included is various related ephemera, including additional catalogue pages, Patent Office pamphlets, photographs, and blueprints. Condition varies greatly, and there is some significant staining and wear to some of the pieces. Still a remarkable survival.

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        An album of original watercolours of birds, with title 'Gefiedertes Volk' [Feathered Folk]

      [Germany: circa 1900]. Oblong folio. (9 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches). 1p. original calligraphic title in blue red and gold inks and wash within original watercolour decorative surround of a wood and twined-ivy frame with three birds and a background of the jungle at dawn, 1p. original calligraphic index in German in blue, green and gold inks and wash, 85pp. of thin blue card, mounted recto and verso with 178 original ornithological watercolours on watercolour paper (7 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches and smaller) by a single hand (two signed 'G.Rauber'), most with integral title in German in black ink identifying the subject of the watercolour. Original dark blue half cloth, shaped paper label mounted on upper cover with calligraphic title in blue and red 'Aquarelle'. A charming and wide- ranging collection of original ornithological watercolours. All the birds are shown against a carefully painted background, most images are of single birds, but a significant number of drawings include two or more species or varieties. As the index makes clear the birds are carefully collected together under eight different headings: the 'Sänger' or songbirds section includes the Baltimore oriole, golden oriole, song- thrush, nightingale, black cap, the hill mynah and about 12 other species; the 'Finkenvögel' or finches includes the cardinal, bullfinch, chaffinch and about 25 other species, 'Prachtfinken' or showy finches is slightly misleading as a title as this section includes a variety of brightly- plummaged birds that are often found in captivity, but are not finches: canaries for example, and the birds in this section are intermingled with the 'Webervögel' or weaverbirds, with a total of about 59 watercolours of about 94 individual birds. The section on 'Papageren und Sittiche' or parrots and parrakeets includes 25 drawings of cockatoos, the African gray, macaws, budgerigars, parrakeets and love-birds. The remaining three sections: 'Hühnervögel' or chickens, 'Schwimmervögel' or waterbirds and a final category for various other sorts of birds: 'Diverses gef Volk' are all intermingled, but include a total of 55 drawings of both exotics and better known species like the blue-jay, swan or jackdaw.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Flying A Kite

      : , ca 1900. - Wain Cats Fly KiteWAIN, Louis. "Flying A Kite." An original watercolor and gouache drawing, c. 1900-1905.Signed at lower right. Matted, glazed and framed. Approximate image measurement: 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 in; 370 x 505 mm. Framed: 25 1/2 x 29 3/4 in; 660 x 755 mm. A colorful, charming and amusing depiction of a "father" cat flying a kite with the help of his three kittens.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled [a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).A wonderful early example of a Louis Wain original watercolor drawing.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Deutschlands Heer und Flotte in Wort und Bild. Germany's Army and Navy by Pen and Picture. 1899

      Akron, OH: The Werner Company, 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Book. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Text in German and English, with one column on each page devoted to each. Original pictorial cloth. 17.5 by 13.5 inches (44 by 35 cm); [8], 181 pp., with 42 fine, bright chromolithographic plates of military costume, ships, and troops on parade, drilling, on horseback, reconnoitering and scouting, bivouacking, in the field and barracks, engineering -- in short, these are far more than static costume illustrations but rather ones that depict action scenes. Published by Werner, which was a leading German American publisher in the late nineteenth century that began by publishing a German newspaper in the U.S. This, being a bilngual publication, was perhaps the company's most opulent book that clearly was aimed at appealing to Teutonic patriotism of the immigrant community well before the First World War squelched this type of fervor. Similar chromolithography "Wort und Bild" books were also being published in Germany itself, such as ones celebrating the Franco-Prussian War,yet this particular title is artistically superior to much of the genre. It might also be observed that the genre was not unique to German culture. (I.e. Ogden's Uniforms of the Army, depicting American army costume throughout the nineteenth century, published just a few years earlier.) Again, for dynamism and beauty of the image, this title is hard to beat. Some binding wear, and joints repaired at extremities. Interior is tight and extraordinarily clean. Plates are pristine, and even the tissue guards may be described so.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Deutschlands Heer und Flotte, in Wort und Bild; Germany`s Army and Navy, by Pen and Picture; Künstlerisch dargestellt; Artistically Illustrated Nach den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet; Mit Originalbeiträgen über die deutsche Armee; Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities; With Important Original Contributions on the German Army

      Akron: The Werner Company. 1900. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Cloth hardbound that appears to be re-backed (boards look to be original, but black spine-label looks new) with new endpapers, 181 pp., heavily illustrated with chromolithos, clean unmarked text, Good copy only, soil/discoloration to some pages of the text, wear to some pages of the text along the edges (especially bad at the outer pages) including some loss, some pages with creasing or tearing, light soil/discoloration to the covers, some rubbing or wear to the tips and edges of the covers with some loss to the tips. Despite the flaws, the plates of this volume are very sharp and bright. Rare book, great item. Text in German and English. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS FORSU PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY

      London, New York: William Heinemann, cHARLES sCRIBNER'S sONS, 1900. Panelled spine with five raised bands. Gilt lettering. Inner dentelles and silk endpapers. SIGNED BINDING by Zaensdorf and dated 1900. Front cover has several deep scratches and gouges, stain spots near fore-edge, similar but less noticeable scratches on rear cover. Small area of chipping bottom edge of title-page and ensuing few pages. Seventy-eight photogravures, six lithographic facsimiles in colour. All full-page plates have captioned tissue-guards. Quite a heavy tome, postage will be increased. . First Edition. Full Crimson Morocco. Moderate Cover Wear./No Jacket. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        Hilda Wade

      London. Grant Richards. 1900, 1900. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. A used copy with some shelfwear,rubbed to extremities, gilt illustration rubbed to upper, discreet owner stamp to flyleaf, inside paper joint cracked. Very good. Illustrated throughout by Gordon Browne. An early female detective (described elsewhere as 'A woman of tenacity...' novel, the final chapter of which: 'The Dead Man Who Spoke' was dictated to and completed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a friend of Allen's and by no means averse to writing a bit of detective fiction himself apparently. 'Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 - October 25, 1899) was a science writer, author and novelist; an able upholder of the theory of evolution.'

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        HANAGATA Aki

      1900. Very Good. [DESIGN] Yamashita KORIN. HANAGATA Aki. Kyoto, Honda Ichijiro, et al. 25.5 x 36.7 cm. String-bound Japanese-style fukuro-toji. The autumn is represented in 35 (of 40) full page oban size prints of kimono designs. The volume is in very good condition, lovely printings. Honda Ichijiro is the printer/publisher who went on to start the important house, Unkindo, and join Unsodo thereafter. It appears that Louise Brown saw a single volume of this set in Japan [Brown, page 203]. When complete, the four volume set covers all four seasons. Even incomplete, as here, it is a lovely production.

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        The Works of Charles Reade

      Boston and New York - Colonial Press Company 1900 - A very handsome set of the Works of the English novelist and playwright, Charles Reade. Reade (8 June 1814 11 April 1884) fell out of fashion by the turn of the centuryit is unusual to meet anyone who has voluntarily read him, wrote George Orwell in an essay on Reade - but during the 19th century he was one of England's most popular novelists and his most famous novel, The Cloister and the Hearth, with its endless succession of boisterous adventures in a sketchily picturesque medieval setting, and its topical theme of the evils of clerical celibacy, has been regarded by some leading critics as perhaps the greatest historical novel in English. Indeed, although Reade may lack the refinement and skill that ensured the endurance of contemporaries such as Dickens and Eliot, his gift for rapid, exciting narrative, lively dialogue, and vivid, often horrific description ensured his popularity in his time and makes many of his novels enjoyable reads to this day. The set consists of:Foul PlayNever Too Late To Mend (in two volumes)A Woman HaterPeg Woffington and Christie JohnstoneLove Me Little Love Me LongGriffith Gaunt or, JealousyA Terrible TemptationThe Cloister and the Hearth (in two volumes)The Jilt and Good StoriesPut Yourself in his Place (in two volumes)The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth, The Autobiography of a Thief and Singleheart and DoublefaceWhite LiesHard Cash (in two volumes)Each volume features three photogravure illustrations from drawings by Frank T. Merrill, including a frontispiece with tissueguard, opposite attractive two colour title pages. Beacon edition. All volumes lack any indication ofdate, although the gilt exterior decoration would suggest a date around the turn of the century. It is difficult to ascertain whether this set is complete as there is no record of its existence on any literary database, but certainly every one of Reade's major works may be found in this handsome collection of eighteen volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in half morocco with marbled boards. Externally, smart with generally very little shelfwear - save for some lifting of thespine to the head of three volumes -but with sunning to all spines. Of 32 hinges,six are strained and three tender. Internally, firmly bound. Front free endpaper of Love Me. . . is loose but present. Pages are very bright and clean throughout, indeed this set appears to be unread. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kelea: The Surf Rider

      Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York, 1900. Kelea: The Surf Rider by Alex. Stevenson Twombly. Signed first edition in original green-grey cloth. Publisher: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York, 1900. Signed and inscribed on the ffep by the author’s Son with the inscription: With kind regards of Edward L. Twombly M.D. (Son of the Author). Binding is in near fine condition. 10 black and white photos. Contents are clean . 402 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-036.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        Der Bau des Kaiserlichen Gesundheitsamtes in Berlin.

      Ernst, Berlin 1900 - Sonderdruck aus der Zeitschrift für Bauwesen; Jahrgang 1900. - Der Band enthält ein Photo des Gebäudes in der Klopstockstraße, das wohl im Krieg zerstört wurde. Außerdem gibt es Innenansichten, eine Ansicht des Haupteinganges und mehrere Pläne. - Nur die Textseiten sind papierbedingt ganz leicht gebräunt, der Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. SEHR SELTEN. Siehe Photo. Mit 6 Tafeln. 11 Seiten.

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        New York Sunday Journal.

      New York: New York Sunday Journal, ca. 1900. - Poster. 21.75 x 15.5 inches. Tears and bits missing.

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        In Japanische Sprache. Original Kunstbuch mit farbigen Holzschnitten. 22 Doppelblätter, 30 Seiten mit farbigen Abbildungen und 7 Seiten mit japanischer Kalligraphie ( farbig hinterlegt / woodblock printed.

      Ohne Verlag? Um 1900?, Tokyo? - 25 x 16 cm. 22 Doppelblatt. Bücher. 1000 g. Gf3. (MGT). Besonders schönes und frisches Exemplar. Die Holzschnitte sind besonders frisch und schön. Nur der Einband mit Läsuren: knickfaltig. Ecken bestossen, Randeinrisse, vereinzelt mit Papierverlust. Siehe Scans. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Osnabrück." Blick von der Bergstraße aus gesehen auf die Stadt

      Lichtdruck von Sinsel & Co., Leipzig-Plagwitz nach E. Frank um 1900. 33.5x49 cm. - Israel / Borchers 188 - Oben leichter Feuchtigkeitsrand.

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        William Cotton Oswell, hunter and explorer, the story of his life etc

      William Heinemann, London. 1900 - 2 vols. 8vo. Pp, xxiv, errata slip, 267; xi, 289. Collated - perfect. Original buckram, gilt. Spines faded and a little stained. Inner hinges of vol1 cracked though perfectly sound. Corners bruised. From the library of Tarradale House with bookplates in both volumes (front paste-down) and cancellation stamps on the bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott

      London- Macmillan and Co., 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly boundedition of Lockhart's memoirs of Walter Scott. John Gibson Lockhart (12 July 1794 25 November 1854) was a Scottish writer and editor. He is best known as the author of the definitive biography of Sir Walter Scott. This biography has been called the second most admirable in the English language, after Boswell's Life of Johnson. In 1818 the young man attracted the notice of Sir Walter Scott, and he married Scott's eldest daughter Sophia in April 1820. His major work was the Life of Sir Walter Scott (7 vols, 18371838; 2nd ed. , 10 vols. , 1839). This biography published a great number of Scott's letters. In Bickers and Son bindings (binder's ink stamps to verso of front free-endpaper)Complete in five volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, though with some marks to the boards. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with some foxing to the endpapers and the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        La Bièvre. Les Gobelins. Saint-Séverin *

      Société de Propagation des Livres d'Art, Paris 28.11.1900. - Reliure signée de J.Hess 29 x 21, demi maroquin rouge, tranche de tête accordée à la même teinte, titres avec ornements dorés et à froid au dos, couverture conservée. Petits frottis & menus défauts. L'un des 620 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Bel ouvrage illustré début de siècle, sous un écrin d'un relieur du bout du lac sis 4 Rue Thalberg.

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        Two Original Photographs of Violet Oakley's Studio With Autograph Inscriptions on Back by Violet Oakley

      Philadelphia: not published, ca. 1900. Offered here are two original photographs, most likely taken by either herself, Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green or Edith Emerson. One, of her close friend and fellow painter Ellen Wetherald Ahrens, and the other of both Violet Oakley and the other of both Violet Oakley and her sister, Hester Oakley. Both have original explanations of the photos written by Violet Oakley on the back in pencil: On verso of Ahrens, "This is Ellen at work in at her corner- When we are not taking photos, she has the window open beside her. The little Oriental seat in front of her made by ourselves and of old pin cusions and a packing box and two little rugs. Isn't it pretty? The back is all padded-". On verso of Violet and Hester: "I at work and Hester sitting talking to me-". Photos are slightly age faded, a few corners and sides with small chips, else very good. Exceedingly scarce private photographs of Violet Oakley's studio with artist friend and sister.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        LORD JIM

      1900. A Tale. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900. Original light green cloth decorated in black. First Edition of Conrad's fifth (and many would say his greatest) book, the psychological study of a mariner trying to recover his lost honor. Conrad planned to write only a short story when he began LORD JIM, with an eye toward forming a volume consisting of it, "Youth" and "Heart of Darkness"; however, once he got going, the story lengthened into six times its conceived size, and of course it had to become a book unto itself.~Although 2,105 copies of this book were printed, we find it today to be (along with THE SECRET AGENT) the scarcest of Conrad's first editions -- and even then it usually turns up with the cloth quite soiled and bubbled. This, however, is in very good-to-near-fine condition (minor cover soil, a bit of rubbing, but well less than the norm) -- highly collectible condition for LORD JIM. Cagle A5a.1. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        (MANUSCRIPT Ibadat)

      (c. 1900-1930). (110)pp. This Islamic devotional text is calligraphed in black and red and accented with blue and burnished gold. Illuminated with a hand-colored calligraphic frontispiece illustration in gold, blue, green, and purple ink. One section of the text opens with a decorative headpiece in green, and another page has a lovely marginal design. Bound in gilt-stamped burgundy morocco, with a flap that closes around the book. In an embroidered green velvet case. The edges of the case are decorated with embroidery in lighter green and metallic thread, and the top flap bears an embroidered design over leather in the same metallic thread. The case closes with an embroidered toggle clasp. The bottom of the case has a loop which would presumably allow the case to be attached to a belt. Slight chipping to spine ends, some rubbing to covers and velvet case, else about fine. (2 7/8 by 2 7/8; 73x73mm).

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        O Kralich a Vilach Nove Phadky

      Prague: Lilimek, 1900. First edition. Large 4to. Quarter vellum, brown laid paper covered boards. 10 tinted full-page illustrations, many half-page black and white illustrations as well as line drawings throughout all by Alfonse Mucha. This is a very scarce Mucha, if not the Mucha sought after by most, surely an intriguing and extremely scarce example of this great artist’s early work. Fine.

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        History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 (Signed)

      NY: Macmillan, 1900-1906. Extra-Illustrated edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Extra-Illustrated edition and extended from seven to twelve volumes. 8vo. Three-quarter green levant morocco; spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt. Top edges gilt. Marbled paper sides and end papers. Partially uncut. Extra-illustrated with contemporary engraved portraits of prominent persons mentioned in this history, and signed by Rhodes in Volume I, Part 1. Hinges neatly mended, some head caps neatly replaced, light wear and occasional scuffing to edges and board paper, else a near fine set.

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        The Epic of Columbus' Bell, and other poems

      Press of the Reading Eagle, Reading, PA 1900 - Black cloth boards with clean gilt printing on front. Minor surface discoloration or rubbing. Top corners bumped. On inside front paste down is written, "Compliments of the Author to the Editor, 'Phila. Press". PO address sticker at top corner of inside front paste down. Inside front hinge cracked, separating from text block. The gatherings at pages 78 to 79 are separated. Pages toned and otherwise text block is tight.Small cracks at top and bottom of inside back hinge paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Groups without small subgroups; Small subgroups of finite-dimensional groups.Princeton: University Press, 1952.

      First edition of these two papers which together constitute the solution of Hilbert's Fifth Problem. Original wrappers, signed by Montgomery.<br/><br/> In 1900 David Hilbert put forward a list of 23 unsolved problems he viewed as important in guiding the development of mathematics in the next century. His fifth problem was concerned with the various different notions of a group. The idea of a group itself had been put forward in the early nineteenth century by Cauchy and Galois, but the groups they considered were generally 'discrete', having only a finite number of elements. Towards the end of the century the Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie studied groups with continuous parameters, and these 'Lie groups' have proved to be of great importance both in mathematics and physics in the twentieth century. <br/><br/> In a Lie group the operation of group multiplication is 'differentiable', but one can also ask only that this operation is 'continuous' leading to the notion of a 'topological group'. Every Lie group is a topological group, but not every topological group is a Lie group. In the fifth of his problems, Hilbert asked for a topological characterization of Lie groups. Later mathematicians have interpreted Hilbert's question as follows: is every topological group that is 'locally' the same as a Euclidean space automatically a Lie group (every Lie group is by definition locally Euclidean)? <br/><br/> This question was answered in the affirmative in the two papers offered. The crucial idea turned out to be that of a topological group with 'no small subgroups': this means that some neighbourhood of the identity element of the group should contain no subgroup with more than one element (it is easy to show that Lie groups have no small subgroups). In the first paper, Gleason showed that a topological group with no small subgroups is a Lie group. In the second paper, Montgomery and Zippin showed that a topological group that is locally Euclidean has no small subgroups. Putting these two results together therefore gives an affirmative answer to Hilbert's question. <br/><br/> Deane Montgomery (1909-92) attended Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and then went to the University of Iowa, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1933 with a thesis on point-set topology. He then went to Harvard University, where he was a National Research Council fellow in 1933-4. The following year, he was again an NRC fellow, this time at Princeton University, where the Institute for Advanced Study had just been established. In 1935, Montgomery was appointed assistant professor at Smith College. He was promoted to associate professor in 1938 and then full professor in 1941. In 1941-2, he was a Guggenheim fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. After a year back at Smith in 1942, he returned to Princeton in 1943 to teach Army students. He undertook other war work at that time, working with John von Neumann on numerical analysis. In 1946, he left Smith to accept an appointment as associate professor at Yale University but then returned to the Institute for Advanced Study in 1948 as a permanent member, becoming a professor in 1951. <br/><br/> At the Institute, Montgomery was at the centre of activity in topology, running the topology seminar for many years. Early in his career, his research interests had shifted from point-set topology to topological transformation groups. In 1955, in collaboration with Zippin, Montgomery published the monograph Topological Transformation Groups, in which he gave a connected account of the work leading to the solution of Hilbert's Fifth Problem. He continued to work on transformation groups, studying with a variety of collaborators such groups and their relations to surgery theory. Montgomery remained at the Institute until 1988. <br/><br/> Montgomery was vice-president of the American Mathematical Society in 1952-3 and president in 1961-2. In 1988, he received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society for his lasting impact on mathematics, particularly mathematics in the United States. In 1955, he was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and in 1958 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.. Two papers in Annals of Mathematics, Second Series, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 193-212 & 213-241, complete journal issue in original printed wrappers (short tear to upper left corner of front wrapper, two small rust stains to rear wrapper. Signed by Montgomery in pencil on front wrapper

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