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        LE RIRE, journal humoristique paraissant le samedi - 1900-1901 annata completa (dal n. 313 del 3 novembre 1900 al n. 364 del 26 octobre 1901), Paris, Edition Le Rire, 1900

      22,5 xz 31, pp. 16 e pubblicità per fascicolo. Annata completa rilegata in unico volume mz,. pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Vi collaborarono i più grandi illustratori francesi dell'epoca con brillanti caricature a colori sulla prima e seconda di copertina CAPPPIELLO, CARAN D'ACHE, METIVET, LEANDRE, DELAW, GRANDJOUAN, ROUBILLE, JEANNOT, e tanti altri, tutti bravi. Notevoli gli speciali : 315 (Kruger le grand et John Bull le petit - CARAN D'ACHE). 319 (Ne parait pas aujourd'hui con grande litografia di Grandjouan). 335 (Le defile du printemps con grande lito ripiegata a coori di MEUNIER). 349 (Paris- Berlin in automobile con centinaia di figure spassose sulle vetture). 359 (Nicolas II chez Emile I, con decine di disegni - WILLETTTE)

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        The Parish Book of St. Helen's Church in Worcester Containing the Parish Registers from AD 1538 to AD 1812 in Two Volumes: Volume I Baptisms; Volume II Marriages, Deaths and Burials

      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1900.. Limited/Numbered. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Author Volume I: No. 19/50; inscribed by the author to JF Willis Bund (the well-known author) from whose collection these 2 volumes came, his bookplate to front pastedown. xi + 336pp, contents cover:- List of Rectors; List of Chauntry Priests; Baptisms, 1538-1812; Index A - Names of Persons; Index B - Names of Places. Volume II: No. 7/50; similarly inscribed. 481pp, contents cover:- Marriages, 1538-1754; Deaths and Burials, 1556-1812; Marriages, 1754-1812; Index A - Names of Persons; Index B - Names of Places. 2 volume set, each quarter bound in cream spine/grey-blue boards, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges rough cut, small edge tear to 1 page noted, 2 pages uncut. Rubbing to edges and corners, foxing mainly to endpapers and edges, small (personal library sticker of JWW Bund) to spine of volume II. Overall an extremely scarce set of an important historical work, of particular interest to genealogists and those studying the history of Worcester. St Helen's is believed to be built on the site of the earliest church in Worcester, possibly dating back to Roman times. Very heavy set, approx weight 4.5kg, UK shipping £20.00, other destinations at cost.

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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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        Old Times Re-visited in the Borough and Parish of Lymington, Hants. Second Edition

      Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1900. Roy. 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with portrait frontispiece, title in red and black, and 21 plates (one double-page); original buckram gilt, gilt back, bevelled edges, uncut, covers lightly age-marked else a very good, internally spotless copy. King's work, first published in 1879, immediately established itself as the standard popular reference on the ancient New Forest town; local interest generated the inevitable additions and corrections, but the planned second edition, incorporating the numerous addenda, was deferred by the author's death. This best edition, compiled and published by the author's son from his father's meticulous notes, benefits from much new material and many fresh illustrations. This copy was formerly in the library of Professor [Sir] J H Biles, the eminent naval architect [of 'Titanic' Enquiry fame], and bears his elegant blind-embossed art nouveau bookplate (with press-mark in manuscript) on front paste-down. John Harvard Biles (1854-1933) was apprenticed at Portsmouth Dockyard, studied at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and joined the Admiralty in 1877. His talents were quickly recognised and in 1880 (at the age of only 26) he was appointed chief designer to the major shipbuilder J&G Thomson on Clydebank where he created the revolutionary designs for the 'City of Paris' and 'City of New York'. In 1883 he left to join the foundling consultancy established by Sir Edward Reed, where he quickly became a driving force (the consultancy continues to the present day as Sir J H Biles & Co.). In 1891 he was awarded the Chair of Naval Architecture at Glasgow University (then perhaps the most prestigious such appointment in the world) where he devoted himself to teaching and consultancy on a world-wide scale. IN VIEW OF HIS EMINENCE IN THE FIELD OF SHIP DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, PROFESSOR BILES WAS AN ASSESSOR IN THE ENQUIRY INTO THE LOSS OF RMS 'TITANIC' AND SUBSEQUENTLY HE SERVED ON THE BOARD OF TRADE ENQUIRY INTO LIFEBOATS AND LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES WHICH AROSE AS A RESULT OF THE TITANIC LOSS.For his services to the 'Titanic' Enquiry and naval architecture in general, Biles was knighted in 1913

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        Color Lithograph: Advertising poster for "Bloomer Cut Cigar," depicting two turn-of-the-century women wearing bloomers, seated, smoking cigars

      Boston: Eastern Specialty Mftg. Co ca. 1900 Boston: Eastern Specialty Mftg. Co, ca. 1900. (CIGARS) 15 x 20 inches. . Area of mold staining at the legs of one woman, else Fine. Framed and glazed

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        Les Sciences Maudites

      Paris: Edition de la Maison d'Art, 1900. According to copyright/limitation page, this is one of 10 examples using both Paper du Japon as well as China paper, although unnumbered. 202 numbered pages, with many unnumbered illustrated plates throughout, as well as several preliminary unnumbered endpapers and pages of ads in the rear. An index to illustrations is also included. Collated and complete, although one section of pages after page 48 is MISBOUND further on, but present. All illustrations called for are present, including two in color. Rebound in ¼ leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Original binding also had a color illustration, which is now lacking. Paper of two different stocks, a rough pinkish colored paper and a somewhat glossy white paper. Both the Dorbon and Caillet bibliographies describe this as a deluxe publication although neither mention this particular apparently limited edition. Providing both a history of the Cursed sciences and occult, from ancient times to 1900, this work explores black magic, alchemy, magic and sorcery, occultism in fin de siecle France, occult medicine, astrology, and provides an incantation for the 10 divine names, among other topics. ALL TEXT IN FRENCH. In VERY GOOD condition. Some fading to the covers. Minor scuffing to the covers, with moderate scuffing along the leather hinges and the extremities. Some bumping to the extremities. Very minor soiling. Inner text clean and solid with previous owner's stamp in blind on a blank front endpaper. Minor to moderate darkening along the page extremities and faces.Very minor loss to the upper page tips to the last third of the book. [Caillet II 5598, Dorbon 2299]. . First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Venerabilis Bedae presbyteri de temporibus siue de sex ætatibus huius seculi Liber Incipit. Paris, Iehan Petit, Venditur in vico diui Iacobi sub Leone Argenteo, 1507.

      Small 4to. Bound in a fine pastiche-binding in full calf as an imitation of a 16th century binding, very richly blindtooled on both covers (from ab. 1900). Tile with large printers wood-cut-device. On verso of title a large woodengraving showing the author seated in his study surraounded by books. 30 leaves. In good condition, only few brownspots.. Early and scarce work by the father of English history, probably an extract from "De ratione temporum". Not in Brunet, Graesse, Lowndess etc

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. In Three Volumes

      London: MAcmillan and Col, Limited; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1900. STRIKINGLY BEAUTIFUL, HIGHLY POLISHED, FULL TREE CALF PRIZE BINDINGS for the RUGBY SCHOOL ________ Bound and signed "Lawrence. Binder. Rugby." at top of each front endpaper. Spine with five raised bands, red and green title and author/volume labels; elaborate gilt ruled and gilt-tooled panels. ________ Pagination xv, 533 pp; [iv], 470 pp; [iv], 522 pp (index from pp. 475-522). ________ Front and back boards with floriated gilt role tool; all board edges gilt tooled; Rugby School coat of arms in center of each front board; all pages edges marbled to match endpapers. ________ This set was awarded to E. J. White as a prize for his work in physics in 1905. Award bookplate in the first volume only is signed and dated by H. A. James, leader of the Rugby School. E.J. White is later recorded having obtained First Classes in the Tripos examinations at Cambridge. ________ H. A. James was one of the most important educators of his time, and the influence of Rugby and its students was enormous, and in many ways the stereotype of the English public school. Rugby was partly the inspiration for TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS. The Rugby School, founded in 1567, is a co-educational boarding school located in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire, England, and it is one of the oldest independent schools in all of Britain ________ Half leather bindings on this set bring $289-$584; however, this present set is in stunning and quite exceptional FULL TREE-CALF PRIZE BINDINGS !!! and except for only slight wear, is in the finest of condition.

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        Sketches from Voyage of Whaling Schooner Penelope, 18 Apr 1900 - 7 Sep 1902

      1900. Approximately 7.5" x 9.75". Illustrations range in size from 4.5" to 6.5" high and 6" to 7.5" wide. Un-paginated. One page of text describing the history of the Penelope and the names of the crew members that sailed on this voyage followed by an illustrated title page plus 50 additional full-page watercolors made during the voyage which began in San Francisco. Each illustration is dated and captioned. The 51 paintings are bright and vivid with some minor marginal smudges. The self-made book is holding together nicely although three empty pinholes along the spine suggest that at one time it was additionally bound with a string. The cloth cover is soiled and damp-stained. The hinges are cracked and the rear fixed endpaper is partially missing. This is a superb whaling journal illustrated with exceptionally well done watercolor paintings by the ship's boatsteerer (harpooner), John Bertonccini. Although the text entries are short and concise, each of the illustrations is truly worth a thousand words. Illustrations include harpooning whales, towing whales, hoisting blubber, harpooning walrus, poisoning polar bear, and more. Bertonccini was known by his peers as "Johnny the Painter" for his work in creating theatrical scenery for the plays performed by whalemen while they wintered over in the Arctic at Herschel Island. Although in this journal Bertonccini signs his last name with only one 'c', library and museum references consistently use two. Some of his works are in the collections of the Kendall Whaling Museum (now, I believe, merged with the New Bedford Whaling Museum), the Peabody Essex Museum, and the J. Porter Shaw Library. This is a very impressive and beautifully depicted rare record of whaling life at the turn of the last century. . Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Bertonccini, John Julius. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Souvenir: Being a Collection of Sketches & Drawings (Royal Naval & Military Bazaar, Organized by Charles Peter Little in Aid of H.R.H. Princess Christian's Homes for Disabled Soldiers & Sailors on June 19, 20, 21, 1900)

      London: The Dangerfield Printing Company, 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover in original cream-colored boards imprinted with the image of three soldiers and a horse. Folio. First printing. Light wear to edges and light soiling to boards. Binding is solid and interior pages are clean. Thirty-one full-page color plates of Charlton's uniformed men, with literary contributions by Harold Begbie, Walter Besant, Guy Boothby, F.C. Burnand, and John Strange Winter. Charlton ranks as one of Britain's preeminent "battle" painters of the late Victorian era. Unpaginated.

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        Eighteenth Century Colour Prints: An Essay on Certain Stipple Engravers and their Work in Colour

      Macmillan and Company London: Macmillan and Company. 1900. First. First edition. Folio. Publisher's cloth gilt. 52 plates, one misnumbered tissue guard (and one corrected by hand). Ex-library copy with bookplate, pocket, spine letters, and perforated stamps on margins of the plates, else a tight, very good or better copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments...

      Edinburgh: Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell [1900].. Miniature book, covers measuring 48 x 33 mm, (vi), 876 pp. Complete with the magnifying glass in a pocket at the front, top corners of early leaves bumped. Original blind stamped calf with some rubbing, an old glued repair reattaching the chain to the foot of the lower cover, with the original wooden lectern standing 5½ inches high and in excellent condition. Welsh 565.

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        THE OLD CLOSES & STREETS OF GLASGOW ENGRAVED BY ANNAN FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN FOR THE CITY OF GLASGOW IMPROVEMENT TRUST.

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1900. First ed. Folio, 23, 1 pp., with 50 full-page photogravure plates. Publisher's cloth, with the arms of the City of Glasgow embossed in gilt on the upper cover, slightly faded along the top edge of the upper board. Newly re-backed with calf and morocco spine label in gilt. A few plates show one or two spots of light foxing in the blank margins. A very good copy. The city of Glasgow contained some of the worse slum in Europe in the mid nineteenth century. In 1866 the City finally passed an act which enabled it to destroy the decaying buildings of the old city center. Thomas Annan was commissioned to record the buildings, streets and alleys before they were demolished. The resulting images are a haunting record of poverty, yet beautifully rendered examinations of architecture and atmosphere. Forty of the images were first published as carbon prints in 1878 as PHOTOGRAPHS OF OLD CLOSES, STREETS, &C. TAKEN 1868-1877. Annan continued to make pictures of these locals, and in 1900 this edition with additional images was published utilizing the photogravure process. Although not stated, it is presumed that the photogravures were made by John Craig Annan, his son, who is considered one of the master practitioners of the process. TRUTHFUL LENS #4 "One hundred copies were specially printed for the Corporation of Glasgow in a cloth binding, gilt embossed with the arms of the city." In William Buchanan's J.CRAIG ANNAN: SELECTED TEXTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY, he states that there were a total of 250 copies printed with two imprints, that of MacLehose comprising 150 copies, and 100 copies with the imprint of T& R Annan & Sons. This work is regarded as a monument of photographically illustrated social documentation.

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        La Locomotion a Travers l'Histoire et les Moeurs

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1900. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary half brown morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Courboin, Eugene. 281 pages. 4to, 28 x 19 1/2 cm. Twenty illustrations hors texte, pochoir plates (aquarelles) by Eugene Courboin, large fold-outs; plus eighteen full-page reproductions of prints and a host of text illustrations. Limited edition, copy 89 of 1500. History of the methods of transportation from the earliest times to the early days of the automobile. Marbled endpapers, modest extremity rubbing.

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        Les Ballades De Maistre Francois Villon

      Eragny Press 1900. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1 of 226 limitation issue. Near fine copy with browning to endpapers, slight soiling to covers. Conetents exceptionally bright and crisp, beautifully printed in red and black. Illustrations & wood engravings by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Ex Libris Peter Foster {Vine Press}

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        [Trois contes :] Un coeur simple - La Légende de Saint Julien l'Hospitalier - Hérodias

      London: Eragny Press, 1900. Livre. Illus. by Lucien Pissarro - Esther Pissarro. Très bon. Cuir. Édition illustrée. London, Eragny Press [Lucien & Esther Pissarro], 1900-1901. 16 x 11 cm (R), 113 (3) - 92 (3) - 103 (3) pp., 3 frontispices gravés sur bois par Lucien Pissarro, lettrines, bordures et ornements gravés sur bois par Esther Pissarro, grande marque d'imprimeur gravée sur bois répétée trois fois, réemboîté dans une reliure du XVIe siècle de pleine peau de truie richement estampée, dos à trois nerfs, fermoirs. Rare réunion des trois contes de Flaubert publiés par Lucien et Esther Pissarro sur leur presse privée, courageusement placés par un précédent bibliophile dans une belle reliure du XVIe siècle. Chaque titre fut tiré à 226 exemplaires. Bel et curieux exemplaire..

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        Brief History of California / by Theodore H. Hittell ; with an Introd. and Suggestive Correlations by Richard D Faulkner... Maps, Portraits, and Other Illustrations by Charles J. Hittell - Discovery and Early Voyages

      San Francisco; The Whitaker & Ray Company, 1900. 1st Edition. Description: xv, 67 (i. E. 84) p. : ill. , maps, port. ; 21 cm. Subjects: California --History. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        A COMPLETE SET OF THE "GREAT POETS" SERIES

      1900. EACH TITLE LIMITED TO BETWEEN 50 AND 165 COPIES (most either 125 or 150). The Complete Essex House "Great Poets" Series:14 Volumes, All Printed on Vellum, All Very Fine 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). 14 volumes. Original stiff vellum over thin boards, front covers with embossed rose design and the legend "Soul is Form," flat spines with gilt titling. In a red morocco solander box, its pull-off cover designed to look like 14 leather-bound volumes (the box recently repaired). Each with woodcut device in colophon (flower or building façade) and woodcut frontispiece (all but two hand colored), additional woodcut illustrations, initials, and/or hand-illuminated initials (as delineated below). Front pastedown of the Shelley volume with engraved armorial bookplate of "Hartshorne"; all volumes with morocco armorial bookplate of "Beach." Ransom, "Essex House Press" 6, 11, 14, 15, 23, 29, 30, 31, 35, 40, 48, 51, 58, 60. Milton volume with head of spine slightly bumped, a few other trivial imperfections (isolated very minor natural discoloration, insignificant erosion of gilt on one spine), but A VERY DESIRABLE COMPLETE SET IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, the volumes having been carefully preserved in their custom-made case. As an addition to the several crafts practiced at his Guild of Handicrafts located at Essex House in London's Mile End Road, C. R. Ashbee founded the Essex House Press in 1898 by purchasing the presses and other production equipment (though not the type) formerly owned by the Kelmscott Press, which had shut down at the death of William Morris. Ashbee printed books for 12 years, with vellum, ink, and paper identical to that used by Kelmscott, in an effort to carry on the tradition Morris had established. But the Essex House Press, because it was conceived of and continued as part of a larger enterprise involving various artisans at work in a group of workshops, always had its own special identity, a fact which Cave reflects when he calls it the "Arts and Crafts press par excellence." The 14 works here comprise a special series of great poems in English, each attractively printed on vellum with woodcut illustrations and hand-painted initials. The first volume, Shelley's "Adonais" (1900) is the rarest, ours #28 of just 50 copies; it has a hand-colored frontispiece of the poet's grave by Ashbee, and is rubricated throughout. The other volumes are Keats' "Eve of St. Agnes" (#44 of 150 copies; hand-colored frontispiece by Reginald Savage); Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (#37 of 125; hand-colored frontispiece by George Thomson); Spenser's "Epithalamian" (#44 of 150; hand-colored frontispiece by Reginald Savage, illuminated initials by Florence Kingsford); Chaucer's "The Flower and the Leaf" (#122 of 165; hand-colored frontispiece and two full-page woodcuts, plus 85 historiated initials by Edith Harwood); Burns' "Tam O' Shanter" (#114 of 150; frontispiece by William Strang, historiated opening initial and hand-illuminated capitals by Kingsford); Milton's "Comus" (#131 of 150; hand-colored frontispiece by Savage, illuminated initials by Kingsford); Tennyson's "Maud" (#31 of 125; hand-colored frontispiece by Savage after Laurence Housman, hand-painted initials by Power); Dryden's "Alexander's Feast" (#42 of 140; hand-colored frontispiece by Savage, hand-painted initials by Kingsford); Goldsmith's "The Village" (#30 of 150; hand-colored frontispiece by Ashbee, illuminated initials by Kingsford); Wordsworth's "Intimations of Immortality" (#148 of 150; hand-colored frontispiece by Walter Crane, illuminated initials by Power); Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (#67 of 150; frontispiece by Strang, illuminated initials by Kingsford); and Browning's "Flight of the Duchess" (#116 of 125; hand-colored frontispiece by Paul Woodruff, illuminated initials by Raymond Binns). The one American in this poetic pantheon is Walt Whitman, whose "Hymn on the Death of Lincoln" is included here, printed, according to the colophon, "in love of the poet and admiration . . . [as] among the great poems of the language" (#103 of 125; frontispiece and capitals by Ashbee). Copies of individual volumes from this series are easy enough to acquire (especially if condition doesn't matter much), but it is very rare to find a complete set--only one other is recorded at auction by ABPC since 1975. Moreover, the books tend to splay and soil and discolor, but because the present volumes have been kept in the dark, each in its own tight slipcase compartment within the decorative box, these problems have been minimized. One would be extremely hard-pressed to find another set in such sparkling condition, and putting together a set this well preserved a volume at a time would take a very considerable amount of time.

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        Essai d'une bibliographie française méthodique et raisonnée de la sorcellerie et de la possession démoniaque

      Paris : Bibliothèque Chacornac, 1900. Broché. 16,5x25,5cm. Rare édition originale, un des 500 ex numérotés sur papier ordinaire, seul tirage avec 10 Hollande. Reliure en demi cartonnage façon vélin, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin marine, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Préface de Albert de Rochas. Iconographie. Rare et bel exemplaire. - Bibliothèque Chacornac, Paris _1900, 16,5x25,5cm, broché. - broché

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        The Winter of Our Discontent

      8vo. Blue cloth, original acetate wrapper with "Limited Edition" printed in red. 311pp. Near fine/very good. Acetate a bit rubbed, with couple of small edge chips. First edition, "limited to 500 copies... specially printed and bound for friends of the author and the publishers." A superb association copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "For Adlai / with the usual. / This is not to be read / perhaps -- but you were / deeply involved in its / inception / John Steinbeck." Steinbeck was a friend and admirer of Governor Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65), and contributed the foreword to a 1952 Stevenson campaign biography. Some of their correspondence was published in the March 1960 issue of "Coronet" magazine ("Our 'Rigged' Morality"), where the issue of the moral degeneration of American society -- the theme of this novel -- is addressed. Interesting that in this inscription Steinbeck credits Stevenson with at least part of the inception of this, his last novel -- and the work often cited as clinching Steinbeck the Nobel Prize. This copy lacks the printed dust jacket, else the choicest imaginable presentation copy. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A38a.

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        [Works]. Love’s Labour Lost. The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Comedy of Errors. All’s Well That Ends Well. Titus Andronicus. Romeo and Juliet. The Merchant of Venice. Henry VI. King Richard III. King Henry VIII. King John. King Richard II. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Taming of the Shrew. The Merry Wives of Windsor. As You Like It. King Henry IV. King Henry V. Much Ado About Nothing. Twelfth Night. Measure for Measure. Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra. Coriolanus. Hamlet. Othello. Troilus and Cressida. Timon of Athens. Pericles. Macbeth. King Lear. Cymbeline. The Tempest. The Winter’s Tale. Poems. Sonnets

      London: The Vale Press 1900-1903. . Limited edition, one of 310 sets, being thirty-nine volumes bound in fourteen, 8vo. Marginal decorations by Charles Ricketts to the first leaf and then to a selection of others in each work. Uncut in contemporary vellum with yapp edges, spines with gilt titles after the typography found within, some rubbing and discolouration of the vellum otherwise a very good set. A complete set of Charles Rickett’s Vale Press Shakespeare, rebound in a simple style redolent of many of the private press books of the era.

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        Deutschlands Heer und Flotte in Wort und Bild. nah den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet. Mit Originalbeiträgen über die deutsche Armee von Generalmajor von Specht. Künstlerisch dargestellt. Akron, Ohio, The Werner Company, 1900. 181 S. m. zweispaltigem Text in deutscher und englischer Sprache und 41 chromolithographische Tafeln (meist nach Arnould). Folio. Goldgepr., farb illustr. OLdr. m. Goldschnitt (etw. berieben).

      Innengelenke verstärkt, hs. Widmung auf vorderem Vorsatz.- Vereinzelt mit hinterlegten oder geklebten Einrissen im weißen Außensteg, vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig.- Dabei : Urkunde der Republik Chile für Hans Heinrich Wurbach, Korvettenkapitän der deutschen Marine. Santiago de Chile, 16. August 1930. Mit Unterschrift. Mit goldgehöhtem Wappen und Wappenprägung. 28 x 38,5 cm.

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        113 Postkarten (davon 27 farbig), davon 59 gelaufen. Meist um 1898 bis 1943. Je ca. 9 x 14 cm. Im neuen Ordner.

      Mit Ansichten von Karten der Kieler Förde, Handelshafen, Krupp'sche Werft (Germaniawerft), Fischmarkt (Fischereihafen), Fischhalle, Ellerbeker Ficherei-Betrieb, Eisenbahn-Damm, Sartori-Kai, Landungsbrücken, Kiel mit Flotte aus der Vogelschau, Japanische Schlachschiffe im Kieler Hafen, Strandweg, Signalstation in Düsternbrook, Olympiahafen, Bootshafen des Kaiserl. Yacht-Clubs, Kriegshafen, Wasserallee u.a.- 10 Postkarten aus der Nachkriegszeit.- Dabei: 1 Photographie.

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        Worksby Charles Kingsley

      02 - London - Macmillan and Co., 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractively bound set of novels and poemsby Charles Kinsgley, published between 1900 and 1902. Containing Two Years Ago, Alton Lock (Tailor and Poet), Hypatia or New Foes with an Old Face, Yeat: A Problemand Poems. Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 23 January 1875) was an English priest of the Church of England, university professor, historian and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. All in Bumpus bindings (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). As a novelistKingsley's chief power lay in his descriptive faculties. The descriptions of South American scenery in Westward Ho!, of the Egyptian desert in Hypatia, of the North Devon scenery in Two Years Ago, are brilliant; and the American scenery is even more vividly and more truthfully described when he had seen it only by the eye of his imagination than in his work At Last, which was written after he had visited the tropics. His sympathy with children taught him how to secure their interests. His version of the old Greek stories entitled The Heroes, and Water-babies and Madam How and Lady Why, in which he deals with popular natural history, take high rank among books for children. Kingsley was influenced by Frederick Denison Maurice, and was close to many Victorian thinkers and writers, including the Scottish writer George MacDonald. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally smart, with just a few marks to the boards and some light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Some offsetting to endpapers. Pages are bright, with some scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        North West [London]

      STANFORD'S NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF LONDON ON THE SCALE OF FOUR INCHES TO ONE MILE. Edward Stanford., c. 1900.. Sheets 1, 2, 6 and 7. Steel engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Size: 80 x 65 cm. (31½ x 25½ inches) These four sheets, from Stanford's beautifully detailed 20 part folding map, are joined together to show north west London. Extends from Golders Green in the north to Kensington in the south, and from Sudbury, Middlesex in the west to Camden in the east. As explained in the map's title page: "The parks and open spaces under the control of the London County Council are coloured red blue-green. Other parks and open spaces are coloured yellow-green. The Main Roads, Omnibus and Tramway routes are coloured brown." Two keys to adjoining sheets and two scales on bottom margin, scale is 4 inches to 1 mile.

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        The Works of C. Dickens. Include: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc

      London: The Educational Book Co. Limited, n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. The Charles Dickens Library Edition, complete in 18 volumes, 8vo., with 1200 illustrations including 500 special plates drawn expressly for this edition by Harry Furniss. Publisher's red morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, red cloth boards with shield carrying the initials of Dickens stamped in gilt to uppers, top edges gilt, red end papers. Slightly rubbed to extremities. A robust, pleasing set generously illustrated.

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        The Son of the Wolf ( 1st/1st - First Issue - Author's First Book )

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. Hardcover. Very Good. Houghton Mifflin and Company, New York 1900. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1900 on the title and copyright pages with no additional printings listed. Preliminary blank leaf, printer's imprint present on page 252, rear flyleaf missing but was once present. Printer's imprint at the spine without periods around the ampersand. The ampersand at the spine is perfect. Unbattered "e" in spruce and "t" in mighty on the last two lines of text on page 147. No stubs between 6-7. Binding threads between 6-7, 18-19, 30-31, and every six leaves to 246-247. Comma after the copyright date on the copyright page. {ref: BAL 11869, Sisson Martens}. Slate gray cloth boards with silver belt wrap around design. Lettered at the spine in silver. Frontispiece. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, book is tight and square, light stain at the rear board, spot at the fore-edge of the pages, light spots at the front endpaper, tight spine, rear flyleaf missing.

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        Longfellow's Poems

      Book Description: Hurst and Company, New York, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. RARE, VERY RARE BOOK. date is not on book, research shows only several of these made by Hurst and Company ca. 1900. It is a 12mo. book bound in deer hide pebbled leather embossed with flowers and leaves on front and back with Longfellow in Gold Gilt on front and spine. Frontispiece has portrait of Longfellow and 1 front page is tan with green design and name, date "1901. Page edges are gilt gold. All of his poems , including Hiawatha are included. 722pp. Papillon Books. Bookseller Inventory

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        The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Autograph Edition, Complete in 22 volumes

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1900. Autograph Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 22 volumes. The Autograph Edition of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. This set is #278 of 500. The limitation page is signed by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, the author's daughter. Each volume has a frontispiece that was made especially for this edition. Additionaly, each one was signed in pencil by the illustrator. Hardcovers, uniformly bound in cream buckram with paper tile label on spines. Each copy illustrated throughout with tissue-covered plates. Near Fine set: mild soil to the covers; a few title labels are scratched. Bright, unmarked contents. Text appears unread. The complete works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. List of illustrators: Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Anna Whelan Betts, Childe Hassam, Alice Stephens , Sarah Stilwell, Arthur Keller, Edmund Garrett, Maud Cowles, Emlen McConnell, Albert Herter, B. West Clinedinst and Ross Turner, F.C. Yohn, Eric Pape, Jules Guerin, Frederick McCormick, Mary Ayer, E.C. Peixtto, Harry Fenn, Frank T. Merrill. 22 volume set. All copes come in mylar sleeves. Digital images available upon request.

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        COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

      1900. 1. HAWTHORNE,NATHANIEL. COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE - AUTOGRAPH EDITION. Bost.: Houghton Mifflin 1900. 22 volumes (complete). Tall 8vo's, white buckram, some soil to covers and spines darkened with some rubbing to paper labels, VG+. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES. Illustrated by the best artists of the day specifically for this edition. Each volume is illustrated by a different artist with several very fine full page gravure plates and the frontispiece in each volume is actually SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR! In addition, the limitation page is signed by the publisher and by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, Nathaniel's daughter who also wrote the introduction for this edition. The impressive list of artists includes many of the Brandywine illustrators: Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Anna Whelan Betts, Ethel Franklin Betts, Stanley Arthurs, Alice Barber Stephens, Frank Schoonover, Sarah Stilwell and Ellen Thompson. Also illustrated by Bertha C. Day, Childe Hassam, E. Boyd Smith, F.C. Yohn, Eric Pape, Jules Guerin, Frederick McCormick, C.S. Chapman, Mary Ayer, Clyde O. Deland and others. Those whose SIGNATURES are included are: Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Anna Whelan Betts, Childe Hassam, Alice Barber Stephens (2), Sarah Stilwell, Arthur Keller, F.C. Yohn, Eric Pape, Jules Guerin, Frederick McCormick, Mary Ayer, E.C. Peixtto, Harry Fenn, Frank T. Merrill, Edmund Garrett, Maud Cowles, Emlen McConnell, Albert Herter, B. West Clinedinst and Ross Turner.

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        COMPLETE WRITINGS

      1900. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Boston and New York: Houghton and Mifflin, 1900. The Autograph edition with portraits illustrations and facsimiles as well as a signed tipped in Salem Custom's House Slip, one of 500 copies. 8vo., 22 volumes. 3/4 maroon crushed morocco. Each volume has a double frontis illustration, one hand colored and one signed by the artist. A lovely set. Complete.

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        The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1900. Octavo. 22 volumes. In half brown morocco over boards. Spines gilt. The "Large-Paper edition," limited to 500 copies, and extensively illustrated. With a customs document, signed by Hawthorne. Some rubbing, the top of the spine bent in a couple of volumes, repaired. A fine set. Shipping cost to be considerably more due to weight of set..

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        Sailing Alone Around the World

      New York: The Century Co, 1900. First edition. Small ownership stamp and abrasion on front free endpaper. A beautiful copy, clean, bright, tight: the finest copy we have ever seen. Octavo. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian original blue cloth pictorially stamped in silver and green, lettered in silver, top edges gilt, in custom clamshell box & Joshua Slocum was born in 1844 in Nova Scotia, with family roots in New England. On November 14, 1909, at the age of 65, he set out on another lone voyage to South America leaving from Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, but was never heard from again. & & He ran away to sea at 16, and obtained his first command on the California coast in 1869, and sailed for 13 years out of San Francisco to China, Australia, the Spice Islands, and Japan. In 1882 he bought shares in Northern Light, considered by many to be the finest American ship afloat. He sold her for the bark Aquidneck in 1884, the same year his wife Virginia died and was buried in Buenos Aires. He made several voyages in the Aquidneck before she was lost off the coast of Brazil in 1887. Slocum sailed with his new wife, Hettie and his oldest and youngest sons to Washington, D.C. from Buenos Aires in the Libergade, a 35-foot sailing canoe, and published Voyage of the Libergade in 1890.& & His friend, Captain Eben Pierce, offered Slocum a ship "wanting some repairs" in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. There he finds a rotting old oyster sloop in a field, called the Spray. On April 24, 1895, at the age of 51, he departed Boston in his tiny sloop Spray and sailed around the world single-handed, a passage of 46,000 miles, returning to Newport, Rhode Island on June 27, 1898. This historic achievement made him the patron saint of small-boat voyagers, navigators and adventurers all over the world -joshuaslocumsocietyintl(priod)org [Lewis, Books of the Sea p. 94].

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        CHEFS-D'OEUVRE OF THE EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE 1900 (THE DECORATIVE ARTS) (9 Volumes) (India Proof Edition)

      George Barrie. Good+;. 1900-1902. Hardcover. 9 volume set (volumes 1 thru 9). India Proof Edition. No. 351 of a limited edition of one thousand. Light blue cloth covers with gilt stamped queen on front covers are toned to grey on spines and edges. Wear to corners and caps. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and appear unread and in outstanding condition. Each volume consists of numerous full page plates on heavy stock, each protected by tissue. Plates are in the form of engravings and gravures. Color frontispiece in each volume. The books also contain illustrations within the text. ; 114 pages .

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        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

      Chicago, Ilinois: Geo M. Hill Co, 1900. Author: L. (Lyman) Frank Baum Green, Hanff, Bibliographia Oziana pages 23-25. Jacob Blanck Peter Parley to Penrod pages 112 & 113. Large 8vo., green cloth, stamped in red and green. 261 pages. This mixed-state, mostly variant "C" First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been restored, & two peices of the book were missing, making exact identification difficult: the 1st page is out, so it can't be determined if the advertisement opposite the title page has the border around it. The lower right portion at the foot of the spine was also missing, so the "Co." in Geo. M. Hill Co. is also missing. However, the type is red & serifed as per Green, Hanff variant "C", Blanck state "Y". The losses to the spine have been carefully filled in to provide a perfect match to the adjacent material. Copyright page has the press-printed copyright notice. Page 14 reads ' Low Wail'. Page 81, fourth line from the bottom spells 'pieces' correctly. Page 227 first line spelled: 'While the woodman'. The colophon at the rear of the book is 13 lines, all in black. The dark-blue blots are not present on the moon on the plate facing page 34, and the red shading is not present on the plate facing page 92. All 24 color plates by W.W. Denslow are are present. The book has undergone a full restoration by : Scott K. Kellar Bookbinding and Restoration, Chicago,Illinois. The book has been expertly re sewn, reinforced and restored using archival materials (such as the spine restoration mentioned above). Scott also created an archival custom-made clamshell box with leather spine label for additional protection. I will be glad to provide additional photographs or answer any questions about this book. . First Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by W.W. Denslow. 8vo.

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        THE LIFE AND MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Leather Set. Imperial Edition De Luxe. Complete in 21 volumes

      London: The Grolier Society, [No date, circa 1900.]. IMPERIAL EDITION De Luxe. Set #208/1000. Bound in morocco leather. Gilded spine. Fleur de lys motif. Top edges are gilded. Gilded title pages. Printed on quality paper. Engraved plates. The pages are uncut. 9 inches tall. 30 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD overall, with some general wear. Spines/hinges have all been archivally rebacked, as shown. The hinges are all sound. Very fresh internally. A few volumes with some damp staining. Free of foxing. Printed on quality paper. No writing or names. Complete in 21 volumes. (4 separate subsets by 4 individual authors, each complete in themselves, together forming this Imperial Edition of Napoleon): 4 volumes, 6 volumes, 6 volumes, and 5 volumes; therefore compete in 21 volumes.) This is an impressive collection, produced from the highest quality materials. These display beautifully. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries.

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        The Works of Honore de Balzac

      New York: The University Society Publishers, n.d.. Limited Edition. circa 1900. Edition Royale. Very Good green cloth 32 volume limited edition set. Paper title labels with titles in red and black to spines of all volumes. Limited to 1,000 copies, this set not numbered. Ruffling of page edges, slight wear to boards, otherwise near fine. Volume I has a few speckles of white paint to front board. Literature. LIT/4083.

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        The Fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm [The Original 1900 Edition with First Rackham Illustrations]

      London: Freemantle & Co. / Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co, 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, undated (1900); 6" x 8"; pp. [4], v-xvii, [1], 1-464; original pictorial boards; deckled fore-edge; gilt top edge; minor fading to boards; some wear mostly to head and tail of spine (small closed cut to bottom edge); slight vertical line through front cover; pages mostly very clean with a few faint spots of foxing limited to first and last several pages; very good or better. "A New Translation by Mrs. Edgar Lucas." The original Rackham-illustrated "Grimm's Fairy Tales," which brought Arthur Rackham his enormous fame and prompted the publishing of the 1909 deluxe signed edition. The great illustrator himself pointed out in the 1909 edition's prefatory note: "Some years ago a selection of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" with one hundred illustrations of mine in black and white was published - in 1900, by Messrs. Freemantle and Co., and afterwards by Messrs. Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd." In addition to the 100 b & w full-page illustrations - there are a frontis color plate and beige & red illustrated end papers.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices and Index by J.B. Bury. With: The Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon with various Observations and Excursions, by himself, edited by George Birkbeck Hill

      London: Methuen and Co., 1900-1905., 1900. 8 volumes in all; large 8vo. Contemporary binding of half brown calf by Bickers with gilt titles and gilt to spines, brown cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt others rough trimmed, marbled end papers. With folding maps. Binding slightly rubbed to extremities, uneven darkening to spines. Internally clean and sound. A very good set indeed, generously annotated.

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        The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. Written by Himself. Now for the First Time Translated into English

      Privately Printed. For Subscribers Only. n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. Edition strictly Limited to 750 sets on Albion laid deckle-edge paper, of which this is No.85. Complete in 12 volumes; large 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent dark blue half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. A fine set.

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS. Library Set. Fireside Edition. Complete in 22 volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, [No date, circa 1900.]. FIRESIDE EDITION. Complete in 22 volumes, as stated on the half title pages. Gilded spines. Top edges are gilded. Marbled end papers. Illustrated with full page plates. 7.5 inches tall. Slightly over 28 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. Very fresh and well preserved. The hinges are 100% fully attached. These are very tightly bound, very fresh and clean internally. No foxing, some slight browning. No writing, these are exceptionally fresh and well preserved. Only some light external shelf rubs. This is an exceptional set of Charles Dickens' works. Complete in 22 volumes, with all of Dickens' works, as stated on the half-title pages. This is a gorgeous set in exceptional condition, and displays beautifully. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested.

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        Archive of German Colony of Samoa from early 1900's: Seven Original Photographs with Colour Map and an Imperial German Marine Flag

      Archive of Samoa from early 1900's. Six original Albumen photographs mounted on heavy cardstock, some with inscription to verso, two photographs with blind stamps of Davis studio, faint blue stamp to one photograph, expected wear, otherwise in good and original condition. Photographs are in three sizes, one measuring approximately 4 inches x 3 inches (10,5cm x 7,5cm), four measuring approximately 5.5 inches x 8 inches (13,5cm x 21cm), and two measuring approximately 7.5 inches x 9.5 inches (19cm x 24cm). Also included is a colour map of Samoa islands measuring approximately 6 inches x 9 inches (5,5cm x 23cm), in near fine condition; a German Marine Flag from the same period. Flag has a small tear and a few minor stains. Together with two Autograph Signed Letters (ALS), single sheet, single-sided, dated 1st May 1904 and 11th June 1904, both sent from Apia, measuring approximately 10 x 8 inches (25,5 x 20cm) and 8 x 5 inches (20 x 13cm), bearing the stamp of Lloyds Bank Limited. Also with three issues of the German Colonial Newspaper, "Deutsche Kolonialzeitung", printed in Berlin in 1910, featuring photographic images of Samoa and Apia. All contained in a beautiful period brown folder with German Eagle embossed in gilt to front, in original condition. Nicely preserved. Two manuscript signed letters, dated 1st May and 11th June 1904, Apia, both sent by Francis Harman, an English Solicitor who formed the Upolu Cacao Company of Birmingham and began planting early in 1902, employing Samoan labourers. In the letters Harman acknowledges the receipt of 3055 and 3060 Marks. .

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        History and General Description Of New France

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1900. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6 volumes, XIV,286; IV,284; V,312; VII, 308; IX,311 & IX,256 pp. (28 cm). A limited edition #44 of 750 numbered copies. With all portraits, illustrations, folding maps & plans; original cloth bindings, lightly sunned. Printed on blanked folio, this is a "classic" about Nouvelle-France (New France), uncommon and important!, Translated from the original edition and edited, with notes, by Dr. John Gilmary Shea. With a new Memoir and Bibliography of the translator by Noah Farnham Morrison

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        The Novels of George Eliot. The Works include: Middlemarch, Adam Bede, Romola, Silas Marner with Scenes of a Clerical Life, The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. 7 volumes; 8vo. Period binding by Bickers of maroon half calf with gilt titles and gilt to spines faded to an even light brown, cloth boards, marbled end papers and edges. Prize binding from St. Olave's and St. Saviour's Grammar School with its stamped in gilt to all uppers and prize label to all paste downs. Light general wear; small stain to upper of a couple of volumes; minimal, very occasional spot of foxing. A sound set.

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        The Novels of George Eliot. Eight volumes bound into seven

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A stunning set of George Eliot's brilliant and timeless novels. Includes Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Scenes of Clerical Life, Felix Holt, Romola, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. In signed bindings of Bumpus Wib, Oxford. Marian Evans [pseud. George Eliot] (18191880). Encouraged by the success of her three clerical sketches, Marian Evans soon set about writing full-length novels, which brought her instant fame and admiration from contemporaries such as Dickens. On discovering the identity of George Eliot, many readers and critics were shocked to find that the novelist they had welcomed for her humanity, her humour, her tolerance, and the moralthough neither moralistic nor religiousethos of her work was none other than the freethinking, free-loving (as the caricature of her relationship with Lewes went) Marian Evans. By the time George Eliot's sixth and greatest novel, Middlemarch, had appeared in 18712, her status as England's finest living novelist was assured. As a novelist George Eliot managed to be both a moralist and a realist. All the phases of her experience, from piety to scepticism, from family life to social exile, from provincial obscurity to professional fame, with the pleasures and pains associated with families and small communities and associated also with expulsion, exile, or escape from them, are absorbed by the philosophical intelligence, literary allusiveness, and strong sense of dialogue and structure in those fine novels of George Eliot. DNBCondition: In half calf bindings. Externally smart with very little shelfwear, with good uniform patina to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright, and generally clean with just the very occasional instance of light spotting, usually to the first and last few pages. A wonderful set to own. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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