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        Finely-modelled, and crisply-cast large spelter portrait statuette of Scott with his wolfhound Maida

      c.1900. Large (405 mm tall) bronze-patinated spelter figure incorporating a stepped architectural plinth with title plaque. A little rubbed in places, but remains attractive. Splendid full length portrait of Scott in middle years, shown in characteristic pose, cloaked and gaitered, seated on a stump, with a hawthorn in his hand and his faithful Scottish Deerhound, Maida, at his side. Detailed and highly appealing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Novels of

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1900. 12 volumes. Small octavo (175 x 110 mm). Contemporary green half calf, title and decorations to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled sides, single rule to sides gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. Frontispiece to each volume. Occasional light spotting to pages, spines evenly and gently sunned, else a delightful set charmingly bound. A very delightfully bound set of all of Austen's novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [ LIVRE MINUSCULE - MINIATURE BOOK 69 x 53 mm ] Paul et Virginie

      à Paris chez Lucien Dorbon,1900 (vers sans date),, minuscule (6,9 x 5,3 cm), 219 pages. Illustration en noir d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice, d'une vignette sur le titre, de 6 gravures hors-texte et d'un cul-de-lampe. Reliure en maroquin havane, dos à nerfs, flets, palettes, titre dorés, plats avec larges encadrements dorés et le titre en doré sur le tiers supérieur du premier plat, filets d'encadrement sur les contre-plats, toutes tranches dorées. Reliure postérieure signée (contre-plat) Carl Sauer Crefel. +++++++ Belle édition minuscule et illustrée du chef-d'œuvre de Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint Pierre (1737-1814) dans une reliure plus moderne signée du relieur Carl Sauer Crefel - Très bon état reliure et intérieur, Très bel exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

      Geo M. Hill Co., Chicago 1900 - First Edition, First Printing with ALL 24 color plates including the rare color plate between page 14 and 15. The book has all the FIRST ISSUE textual points know as State B, on page 2, "no box around the publisher’s advertisement" on page 14 the First line reads "low wail of", on page 81 the fourth line from bottom spells "pieces" correctly, on pages 100, 186 the type is imperfect or "broken type" on last lines, on pages 34 and 92 the color plates are perfect" on Page 227 the First line reads "While the Woodman", the last page is pasted to back boards and has 13 lines with no box, the title page has the year 1900, the copyright is 1899 with the "R"’s having tails that are on a line with the rest of the printing. The binding of the book is state "c" with the publishers imprint in red serifed type with the "o" of "Co." The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with NO leaning or cocking. The boards are crisp with some professional restoration. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. Includes a custom acetate dustjacket to protect the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        [Preparatory sketches]

      1900. Original pen and ink illustration on card (181 × 233 mm), mounted. Faint marks to margins, crease to top right corner. In very good condition. Original preparatory sketches, signed by the artist, showing: a hand holding a wine glass, a sprig of holly, and a pendent.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rare Autographed Letter Signed in Full

      New Rochelle, 1900. unbound. Signed by the American painter, illustrator and artist best known for his dynamic representations of cowboys and cavalrymen, bronc busters and Native Americans. This good-natured letter inquiries after a job for a relative and contains a witty remark upon a recently-attended wedding. 1 page with tiny stain on the upper left corner. Measures 7" x 9". New Rochelle, February 12, no year. Circa 1900. ...Great wedding - that young man can open a bric-a-brac store for a living and he might make a small fortune...

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        George Washington [Signed]

      New York: Goupil & Company and Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of Worthington Chauncey Ford's masterful two-volume biography of George Washington, published as a Memorial 100 years after Washington's death in 1799, SIGNED BY WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD. The set contains 22 plates. In addition to the plates, Volume I contains a brilliant color frontispiece of George Washington taken from a painting by John Trumbull in the collection at Yale University and Volume II contains a color frontispiece of Martha Washington from Gilbert Stuart’s painting held in the Boston Athenaeum's collection. Each frontispiece and each full-page engraving has a sheer tissue guard captioned in red. Bound by Bayntun of Bath in three-quarters red leather, the buttressed spines are lettered and decorated in gilt, the leather edges are double lined in gilt where the leather meets the marbled boards. The top edges of the closed page blocks are gilded as well. The set is in Very Good or better condition with the spine heads worn and the boards showing some corner bumping and surface rubbing. After leaving college without graduating, Ford went on to become one of the most important historians of his era, publishing over 260 articles, essays, and books in his lengthy career. and being elected President of the American Historical Association in 1917 and becoming chief of the manuscripts division of the Library of Congress. This Memorial Edition was published in a De Luxe binding of 200 copies and in a more ordinary binding of 1,250 copies. The copy offered here is number 732 of the 1,250 copies. While neither the edition is called to me signed, THIS COPY HAS BEEN SIGNED BY WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD on the Limitation Page. Signed copies of this important work are quite scarce. A Very Good or better copy, SIGNED BY WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD. QUITE SCARCE WHEN SIGNED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        TALES OF SPACE AND TIME

      1900. [a handsome copy] London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. 2 pp undated ads. Original light brown cloth decorated in dark brown. First Edition of this collection of five fantastic tales: "The Crystal Egg," "The Star," "A Story of the Stone Age," "A Story of the Days to Come" and "The Man Who Could Work Miracles." "The Crystal Egg," for example, involves Martians -- like THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; an antiquarian shopkeeper discovers that by peering into a certain crystal egg at an angle of precisely 137 degrees, he can see, and ultimately communicate with, Martians who apparently sent the egg as a sort of Eye on Earth. Said communication ends when the shopkeeper is discovered dead in his shop, clutching the egg in his hand.~This British edition, though dated 1900, was actually published in late 1899; although the American edition is dated 1899, it is considered to have been issued later than this one. ~This is a just-about-fine, attractive copy, with scarcely any of the cover soil that usually afflicts this light-colored binding. Hammond C4; Wells Soc. 16. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Honore de Balzac in twenty-five volumes : the first complete translation into English

      New York, P.F. Collier 1900 - Description: 25 v. fronts.; 21 cm. Contents: v. 1. At the sign of the cat and racket --v. 2. A study of woman --v. 3. A marriage settlement --v. 4. Beatrix --v. 5. Ursule Mirouet. Eugenie Grandet --v. 6. Pierrette --v. 7. The jealousies of a country town --v. 8. Parisians in the country --v. 9. Distinguished provincial at Paris --v. 10. Lost illusions --v. 11. A harlot's progress --v. 12. The thirteen --v. 13. The unconscious mummers --v. 14. Cousin Betty --v. 15. Cousin Pons. Old Goriot --v. 16. Provincial Parisians --v. 17. A most mysterious case --v. 18. The member for Arcis --v. 19. The chouans --v. 20. Peasantry. The country parson --v. 21. The wold asss skin --v. 22. The unknown masterpiece --v. 23. The child of malediction --v. 24. About Catherine De'Medici --v. 25. Seraphita. Subjects: Honore de Balzac -- French literature -- Translations into English. "With illustrations from drawings on the wood by famous French artists" --title pages. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Spine covers and boards somewhat dust-toned and colour-faded. The cover of volume 11 is stained. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight and strong. Provenance: From the libary of Percy Newhall Booth with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 20 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Novels of.

      Boston: Little Brown and Company 1900 - 12 volumes. Small octavo (175 x 110 mm). Contemporary green half calf, title and decorations to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled sides, single rule to sides gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. Occasional light spotting to pages, spines evenly and gently sunned, else a delightful set charmingly bound. Frontispiece to each volume. A very delightfully bound set of all of Austen's novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM (Signed)

      London & New York: Harpers, 1900. Wells, H. G. LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM. London, New York: Harpers, 1900. First Edition. For this title, a FINE example in original publisher's red cloth, rarely found so unfaded with outer hinges unworn. This is the JOHN QUINN copy (bookplate) with a note on the front free endpaper reading: "Fire destroyed the greater part of this edition; the work is quite scarce and is rarely found in good condition." Boldly SIGNED on the title page. [WITH:] an original photograph showing Wells signing this exact copy at the 1937 Boston Book Fair along with a newspaper clipping of this exact photograph. Wells' first novel with personal content; critics have called it his "Jude The Obscure" given its uncompromising social statements about education and marriage. Wells believed it likely to be the most enduring of his literary works. Housed in a custom red morocco slipcase.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM

      London & New York: Harper, 1900. Hardcover. Gitterman's small bookplate tipped to the front free endpaper. Repaired tear to the spine head not touching the lettering. A little cocked with rubbing along spine edges. Very Good. Preceded by an edition published by Stokes earlier in the year with the subtitle: "The Story of a Very Young Couple." This copy INSCRIBED on the half title page to Joseph Gitterman on Monday Oct. 31 [1921] and SIGNED "H. G. Wells" with a fancy flourish at the end. In addition Wells writes, "This is among the books I care for most," signing with his initials. Indeed Wells believed that this title and his later book KIPPS were his two books most likely to survive. Time, of course, has proven him wrong.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day. Limited First Edition, Twelve Volume Set

      The Grolier Society, 1900. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. The Grolier Society, c.1900. Beautiful deluxe limited edition set! Number 20 of only 1000 made. Volumes include English Volumes 1, 2, & 3; Early French; Modern French; Italian; German and Austrian; Spanish; Russian; Oriental; Over Seas; Civil & Military. Brown leather spine and tips with marble boards. Marble end pages. Gilt top stain. Each book tightly bound. Moderate corner and edge wear. A solid, exquisite set in Very Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        KALAHANA'S RAJATARANGINI, A CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF KASMIR. Volume I Introduction. Books I-VII, Volume II Book Viii. Notes. Geographical Memoir

      Westminster :: Archibald Constable & Co. ,, 1900. First Edition. Very Good. TWO VOLUMES. lacking vol. III which had the text in Sanskrit. These two volumes complete in themselves with a single index to both volumes rear vol. II. Very Good First Edition First Printing in later red half leather, paper covered board binding gilt lettering spines. Creases to boards vol. I. Mild cover edge wear, mild marginal worming, not affecting text. Title page vol. I tissue backed. Faint stamp erasures front endpapers both volumes. half title page (tissue backed) present Vol. II only. xxxi, 144, [1 foldout genealogical table], 402; vi, 552, 3 corrigenda et addenda (553-555) pp. A Rare set. OCLC lists only one copy.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Laces. T. L. Barratt Ltd., Peterboro Sample Book

      Peterboro, England. N.d., circa 1900. Folio-sized book, measuring 15 by 10 inches, 38 by 25 cm. Unpaginated, 36 pp of actual lace samples. 96 samples in all, many "registered designs", in varying colors: ecru, ochre, rose, black, white. Also different materials, including artificial silk and mercerized (cotton). The elaborate designs, with their floral, geometric, abstract, foliate, butterfly, etc. motives, were ones that applied to hosiery, doilies, tablecloths, veils, dress detailing and virtually anything in which lace was used. This is a scarce, very well-preserved relic from an earlier era of the garment industry. Ex-lib, but inobtrusively so, with a discreet, faint library stamp on the FEP and similar library classification info in a small table on the FFEP. Clean otherwise.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Prince Charles Edward

      Paris, Goupil [Etc. , Etc. ] 1900 - Description: vii, 300 p. Impressively and abundantly illustrated with portraits (incl. The frontis) and facsimile plates. 34 cm. Subjects: Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788. Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746. Fabulously bound in a half aniline calf over marble board design. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling. Sumptuous in its simplicity and very distinctive in its style. Top edge gilt. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 300 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        COMPLETE WORKS OF BRET HARTE. Collected and Revised by the Author

      London Chatto & Windus 1890-1900 - 10 volumes. First edition thus. 8vo, in lovely bindings for Sotheran & Co. of three-quarter rose calf with matching cloth covered boards, corner and spines ruled in gilt, spines with gilt stippled raised bands creating compartments featuring an attractive gilt device, two compartments with morocco labels lettered and ruled in gilt. A fine and handsome set but for some minor mellowing to the bindings, the spines very evenly toned to salmon. FIRST OF THE EDITION HANDSOMELY BOUND AND QUITE SCARCE THUS. Bret Harte was one of the earliest American writers to emerge from the state of California. His stories, often infused with local colour from the region, won him world regard. In fact, he was far more popular in Europe then he ever was in the United States. This collection includes his poetry as well as the stories and short novels for which he is far better known. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited with a Memoir By H. Buxton Foreman. In Five Volumes

      London: George Bell and Sons. 1900. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. H Full Morocco. Near Fine. An absolutely corking set. The five volumes published between 1900 and 1906. 203, 293, 380, 345, 366pp. Beautifully bound by Hatchards in handsome toffee full morocco; all edges gilt; dentelle gilting on paste- down endpapers, which is shadowed on facing free endpaper. Previous owner's engraved bookplate on front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Waverley Novels / Walter Scott [complete in 25 volumes]

      London : Caxton Publishing [no date, ca. 1900?] - Description: 25 v. : illus., fronts., plates ; 20 cm. Contents: v. 1. Waverley --v. 2. Guy Mannering --v. 3. The antiquary --v. 4. Rob Roy --v. 5. Old Mortality --v. 6. A legend of Montrose and The black dwarf --v. 7. The heart of Mid-lothian --v. 8. The bride of Lammermoor --v. 9. Ivanhoe --v. 10. The monastery --v. 11. The abbot : being a sequel to The monastery --v. 12. Kenil-worth --v. 13. The pirate --v. 14. The fortunes of Nigel --v. 15. Perveril of the Peak --v. 16. Quentin Durward --v. 17. St. Ronan's well --v. 18. Red gauntlet --v. 19. The betrothed : a tales of the Crusaders and The chronicles of the Canongate --v. 20. The talisman : a tale of the Crusaders and The chronicles of the Canongate --v. 21. Woodstock --v. 22. The fair maid of Perth --v. 23. Anne of Geierstein, or The maid in the mist --v. 24. Count Robert of Paris --v. 25. The surgeon's daughter and Castle dangerous. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- In literature -- English literature -- Walter Scott. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked green cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Some scuffs and scratches to boards, with some minor staining evident on four of the back panels. Scattered, marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 25 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Ball and Cotillon Articles Decorations. R. G. Huntinghouse Cotillon and Novelty Works. 513-515 Larrabee St., Chicago, Ill., U.S.A Catalog No. 7

      Chicago. Wraps. Very Good. A most unusual, scarce trade catalogue. N.d., circa 1900. 4to. (10.5 by 8 inches, 27 by 20 cm.) 119 pp. This is a catalogue for all kinds of party, ball and cotillon supplies. In addition to the expected paraphernalia, though, there is a wealth of stuff that few nowadays would have any idea ever existed. Some of these are things that one is unlikely to have encountered in early movies, photograph albums, paintings and other records of the past. Because this catalogue also features long explanations and essays on various aspects of party themes, it offers an unique glimpse at a vanished culture. Do you know what "Skidoo Sociable is, for instance. This was the pre-modern entertainment era when masquerades were the rage, and so there are many predictable, as well as strange, costumes presented. The details of a cotillon are also spelled out so that a reader can get an idea of this now mostly forgotten social ritual -- the modern cotillon that occurs around Christmas is not the same thing. Few will also not find leafing through it a lark, a revelation, funny and occasionally disturbing in some benighted attitudes towards race and the like. Amusing are the many special stunts described, such as a "ticklishparty", a night with thw Salvation Army, a Liliputian party, the hoboes' sociable, a ghost party, an electric party, a nose party, etc. Among the politically incorrect nowardays are costumes, etc. for The Dancing Coons, the Jolly Dwarfs, etc. Ironically, there is a "bigotphone" line of products, although the meaning of bigot might not have had the modern sense of the word then. it is impossible to tersely capture the manifold points of interest of this catalogue, and the above is but a sampling. One additional point -- many of the illustrations will induce a chuckle. Soiling and wear to the wrap covers. The catalogue, also, of course, includes more conventional items such as party hats, paper flowers or Japanese lanterns, but even with such things as these, it offers a plethora of items that are quite exotic and unusual within the category, as with lanterns, ones shaped like elephants or birds. Fashionistas will surely revel in things such as the fancy dress hats, with a dazzling variety pictured herein. While there is a widespread sense that until recently, Halloween was a children's celebration, this catalogue belies that fact, for here there is shown stuff to outfit an adult Halloween party. Tiny corner chip to lower corner of many leaves. Two leaves with defective printing -- not really a condition issue per se. Otherwise, contents entirely legible.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Three Men on the Bummel. Illustrated by L. Raven Hill. IN FULL MOROCCO

      J W Arrowsmith, Bristol, 19008vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present) and illustrations in the text; handsomely bound in forest green full morocco, back with raised bands lettered and ruled in gilt, pictorial cloth from original board and backstrip preserved and mounted on new and separate leaves, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Published in Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series as vol. XXXVI.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Scientific instrument: "La chambre claire universelle"

      Paris, P. Berville, [ca. 1900]. Small 8vo. 28 pp., pictorial wrappers. (explanatory booklet) (AND) complete scientific instrument including 12 different lenses. In original pebbled cloth-covered box (27.5 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm).* This object is an intricate yet elegant optical drawing device which is used for reproducing on paper - with the aid of a complete set of lenses - any image or object from bacteria to mountain. The apparatus is named "Chambre claire universelle" (universal camera lucida), a copyrighted trade mark name by the Berville company. The accompanying booklet explains in word and images the properties and applications of the instrument. The Nekes collection of optical devices, prints, and games (Getty Museum, California) holds a similar item, as does the Photobibliothek.ch in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The booklet is rarely offered for sale, and the apparatus itself is much rarer, especially in this complete state including the original box. Some very light wear to the box, booklet and instrument in a very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Studie". Bäume an einem Weg mit Blick über einen Zaun auf eine Berglandschaft

      Kohlezeichnung von Sina Mesdag (auch Sientje Mesdag-van Houten) um 1900. 31.8x51.8 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXIV, 428 - Unten links bezeichnet "Studie S. Mesdag v. Houten". - Sina (Sientje) Mesdag, geb. van Houten, war die Gattin des Marinemalers Hendrik Willem Mesdag. Sie malte vorwiegend Landschaften und Stillleben. Sie beteiligte sich mit Bildern an mehreren Ausstellung, 1884 erhielt sie in Amsterdam eine Goldmedaille und in Paris eine Bronzemedaille verliehen, 1893 nahm sie an einer Ausstellung in Chicago teil. 1905 fand aus Anlass ihres 70. Geburtstag eine große Werkausstellung in Den Haag (Pulchri Studio) statt. - Kurzer Randeinriss 3,5 cm unten restauriert.

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        The Winning of the West

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons at The Knickerbocker Press,, 1900. 4 volumes, large octavo (250 × 163 mm). Original dark green crushed half morocco, spine with three raised bands, gilt-lettered direct, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut, cream silk page-markers. Frontispiece to each volume, 98 plates, portraits, etc., with captioned tissue guards, 5 folding maps extending from full-page stubs on light wove paper, routes and boundaries marked in colour as issued. Spines evenly sunned, rear joint of vol. III almost imperceptibly restored towards the head, light damp-staining at end of vol. II, a few minor areas of rubbing, an excellent set overall. Originally published between 1889 and 1896 in four volumes, this, the "Daniel Boone Edition", was limited to just 200 numbered copies - this set numbered 197 - each with an original page of manuscript tipped-in to volume I. In this case the leaf (172 × 212 mm) has 16 lines, containing text printed in vol. IV, and relating to British negotiations with the Seven Nations in 1794. The deluxe issue of Roosevelt's most ambitious published work, a sprawling narrative of the opening of America's western frontier which was widely, and appreciatively, reviewed. Frederick Jackson Turner in the Dial considered that Roosevelt had "rescued a whole movement in American development from the hands of unskilled annalists"; while William Frederick Poole, the Newberry Librarian, contributed a not entirely uncritical 5,000 word review to The Atlantic Monthly in which he commended Roosevelt for applying the "best modern method" of studying history in his return to primary sources, and admired the vigour and appropriateness of his writing; "His style is natural, simple and picturesque, without any attempt at fine writing, and he does not hesitate to use Western words which have not yet found a place in the dictionary."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Illuminierte Initiale "N". Malerei auf Pergament, vermutlich aus einem großformatigen liturgischen Manuskript.

      72 x 70 mm. Gerahmt. Die Initiale in Orange endet in grünen und blauen Akanthus-Blättern und bildet einen Bogen über dem stehenden Apostel Paulus. Dieser steht vor einem blauen Hintergrund, um den Kopf eine Aureole in Orange; seine Kleidung ist grün und pergamenten; in der linken Hand hält er ein in Elfenbein gebundenes Buch, intarsiert und mit Metallschließen. Das Buch ist Paulus' Hauptattribut und konnotiert seine überragende Stellung als Intellektueller unter den Aposteln. (Sein anderes Attribut, das Schwert als Symbol des Kampfes, fehlt hier; so ist Paulus ganz ein Lehrer). Die orangene Initiale und ihre blaue Füllung sind strukturiert durch weiße Strichornamentik. Die Initiale steht vor einem hellbraunen Hintergrund und ist insgesamt in Blau eingerahmt. Auf der rechten Seite sind die Anfänge von 6 Linienvorzeichnungen zu sehen, die durch ihre Abstände auf das große Format der Handschrift schließen lassen. Die leuchtende Farbigkeit, insbesondere der Kontrast von Blau, Orange und Grün, kennzeichnet die Frische der Initiale. Wahrscheinlich steht sie zu Beginn des Festes Peter und Paul am 29. Juni. Die Figurenzeichnung ist von großer Strenge: Eine statuarische Figur und ein wie gemeißelt wirkender Faltenwurf sowie die strenge Frisur stehen in der italo-byzantinischen Tradition der gotischen Buchmalerei, wie sie im 13. Jahrhundert in den norditalienischen Städten Venedig oder Padua noch wirksam war (Paduaer Schule, insbes. Giovanni da Gaibana und sein Epistolar von 1259). Es besteht eine gewisse Möglichkeit, dass das Blatt um 1900 eine ergänzende Bearbeitung erfuhr: Das Inkarnat (Gesicht, Augenstellung nach links) und der Faltenwurf des Obergewandes in Nähe der linken Hand sind für das Hochmittelalter sehr detailliert dargestellt; die Hände sind vergleichsweise groß. An jeder Ecke jeweils winziges Loch einer Nadel, die zum Fixieren/Spannen des Blattes gedient haben könnte, sei es für die Bearbeitung oder zur Befestigung in einem Rahmen; sowie an drei Ecken ein 'verwaschener' Fingerabdruck. Die Rahmung (sehr gering berieben) in vergoldetem Holz mit Perl- und Bandornamentik; das Passepartout in Rot und mit vergoldetem Schrägschnitt. Insgesamt ein sehr dekoratives Blatt in einer angemessenen Rahmung; sollte es eine spätere Bearbeitung erfahren haben, so ist diese mit großer Akkuratesse und Professionalität ausgeführt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg]
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        Resurrection

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

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        Photo Album

      [c.1900]. Photograph. Album containing seventy-one albumen large format photographs. Photographs measure 8" by 6 1/2". A handful of landscape shots (most include a water feature). Many of St. Paul (some identified by hand in ink in the lower margin). Photographs are affixed on heavy car stock and in a post binding. Album stamped on the front board. The photographs have nice contrast and are in good condition. Likely turn of the century with a handful of commercial photographs from the Chicago World's Fair.

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        MIYAKO SOMENISHIKI Tsurukame

      1900. [DESIGN]. MIYAKO SOMENISHIKI Tsurukame. N.P., N.D. [Kyoto?, c. 1900] 23.5 x 16 cm. Printed title on the cover. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. One of several different works with the same title from the turn of the century, this collection of 60 kimono designs is extremely well-printed. The "Tsurukame" volume here presented does not have a colophon but appears to be complete. Other designers from the series include Furuya Ko^rin, but these designs may not be his as they appear more delicate than his usual bold designs in vivid colors. The covers are a bit worn, but the impressions and colors are excellent. A lovely, if a bit mysterious, example of the genre.

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        La Divina Commedia Cm. 6,4 x 4,5 Edizioni Vademecum DANTE Alighieri 1901-1902

      G. Barbèra 1900 - 1901 >. Collana di classici italiani pubblicata da G. Barbèra a Firenze. > (Bondy, pp. 99-100). 4 volumi in -64°, piena pelle originale rossa o bruna artisticamente decorata in oro nei piani e nel dorso con vari fregi. Stampati su carta india. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). La Divina Commedia. Firenze G. Barbèra, 1900. Cm. 6,4 x 4,5. (4), 455, (1) pp. con ritratto dell' autore. > (Mambelli, Annali delle edizioni dantesche, 481). Welsh, 2170-76, descrive altre edizioni vade mecum Barbèra, ma non queste. Manca a Spielmann. LEOPARDI, Giacomo (1798-1837). Poesie. Firenze, G. Barbèra, 1901. Cm. 6,4 x 4,5. (8), 354 pp. con ritratto dell' autore. Bondy, p. 100. Welsh, 4354. Il TESORETTO della poesia italiana. Firenze, G. Barbèra, 1900. Cm. 6,5 x 4,7. viii, 308 pp. Bondy, p. 100. Welsh, 6670. PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-1374). Le Rime. Firenze, G. Barbèra, 1900. Cm. 6,4 x 4,5. (4), v, (1), 379, (1) pp. con ritratto dell' autore. Bondy, p. 100. Welsh, 5667.

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        Crania Suecica Antiqua. Eine Darstellung der Schwedischen Menschen-Schädel aus dem Steinalter dem Bronzezeitalter und dem Eisenzeitalter sowie ein Blick auf die Forschungen über die Rassencharaktere der europäischen Völker.

      - Mit 92 Tafeln in Lichtdruck und ausserdem 8 Tafeln im Nachtrage. Stockholm, Gedruckt in Aftonbladets Druckerei 1900. Folio. (8),IV,182 pp. + 100 plates. Publisher`s half cloth with blank dustjacket in original protective box. Box with some wear and crack at spine. 42,5 x 33 cm.*Book in mint condition.[#\113444] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Count of Monte Cirsto Vols. I-II

      THOMAS NELSON & SONS CIRCA 1900, NY - Very light shelf wear, small previous owners sticker on rear inner board, good binding, clean and unmarked text. Slipcase has general wear, edges of slipcase starting to split, worn extremities. DATE PUBLISHED: CIRCA 1900 EDITION: 679+782 GIFT QUALITY VERY GOOD+. JACKET: SLIPCASE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gli infortunii della montagna. Manuale pratico ad uso degli alpinisti, delle guide e dei portatori. Traduzione con note ed aggiunte del Dott. Riccardo Curti.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1900, 16mo leg. orig. e stato di nuovo, dorso lievissimamente scurito, pp. XIV-60 + 64 (Elenco "600 manuali Hoepli") con 55 tav. e 173 fig. f.t. (Neate, 81 per l'edizione tedesca : 'Il primo libro sull'argomento'). Prima edizione.

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        Premier Voyage, Premier Mensonge.*

      Paris, Ernest Flammarion, éditeur. 1900 - Souvenirs de mon enfance. Illustrations de Bigot-Valentin. EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1900. Belle reliure demi maroquin violet à grain long, à la bradel signée Morvan. Dos lisse avec un fleuron central et titre dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Non rogné. Pales rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-12°(19x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria

      Longmans, Green, and Co, London 1900 - Collation, xiv, 498pp, [2], 32pp, half title. Rebound in full fawn coloured leather, raised bands, gilt lines, gilt centre stamp, black rule lines on board, original decorative top cover pasted to top board, marble endpapers. Binding in excellent clean firm condition. Internally, some very occasional light spotting, heavier on a few pages. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout. A7 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        As a Man Thinketh

      New York: James Pott and Co small pocket size book 3 x 4 1/2 ,, brown marbelized end papers,,,58 pages no foxing no writing no wear.. no date of publication but suspect early 1900's RARE FIND. detailed .. .pictures upon request . see picture on left..

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        Voyage Autour De Machambre Aquarelles

      EDITIONS NILSSON 1900 CIRCA, PARIS, FRANCE - 12 hand colored tipped in vertical water colors by Maggy Monier; 6x2 1/2" signed MM. Also pictorial front cover watercolor 53/4x 8 3/4"signed Aquarelles De Maggy Monier; digital image upon request; front hinge cracked; pages yellowingdamages on few first pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1900 CIRCA EDITION: 186PGS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Grundlagen der Geometrie.Göttingen: K. Geselchaft der Wissenschaften, 1902.

      First edition, the rare offprint issue, of Hilbert's partial solution to the fifth of his famous list of 23 problems, proposed in 1900, that he viewed as important in guiding the development of mathematics in the next century. Hilbert also gives in this work the first rigorous definition of a 'manifold,' a notion that would play a central role in twentieth century mathematics and physics. This paper is a further development of the ideas in his great book <i>Grundlagen der Geometrie</i> (1899), an "influential work that led by its axiomatic method to a new thinking in all mathematical fields in the 20th century" (Michael Toepell in <i>Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics</i>, p. 710). The present paper was appended to the second edition of <i>Grundlagen der Geometrie</i>, published in 1903. <br/><br/> "Hilbert's interest in the foundations of geometry turned his attention to what became known as the "space problem" of Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894), a distinguished physiologist and physicist who in 1868 proposed to deduce the geometrical nature of space from observed facts of experience having to do with the properties of mobile rigid bodies. Using calculus, he argued that his facts lead to the conclusion that metric relations in space correspond either to Euclidean geometry or to the geometry of Lobachevsky. In 1887 Poincaré used Lie algebra techniques to solve the analog of Helmholtz's problem in two dimensions, and Lie (1890) did the same in <i>n</i> dimensions. Hilbert questioned the necessity of assuming, as was done by Helmholtz and his successors, the differentiability of the transformations they considered, a <i>sine qua non</i> if one were to solve the problem using Lie's theory. In particular, the assumption that the group is generated by infinitesimal transformations did not fit in easily or naturally with the other geometrical axioms. Hilbert wondered whether this assumption might actually follow as a consequence of the continuity of the transformations defining the rigid motions, together with the group property and the other axioms of geometry. Thus in his famous lecture on mathematical problems Hilbert posed as his fifth problem the more general question as to what extent Lie's theory, with its differentiability assumptions, could be recovered from seemingly weaker continuity assumptions about the transformations of the group and their multiplication. "Hence there arises the question whether, through the introductions of suitable new variables and parameters, the group can always be transformed into one with differentiable defining functions; or whether at least with the help of certain simple assumptions a transformation is possible into groups admitting Lie's methods." <br/><br/> "Shortly thereafter, Hilbert himself dealt with this problem within the limited context of the analogue of Helmholtz's problem for the plane. Here we find the first attempt to deal with continuous groups by topological means. Hilbert stressed the fact that his methods of proof were completely different from Lie's, that he would mainly use the concepts of Cantor's theory of point sets and the Jordan curve theorem for the plane. Of course, the context of Hilbert's topological approach to groups was a special and limited one, but it showed that results could be achieved and suggested the possibility of doing something similar with respect to the formidable fifth problem... it should be noted that in seeking to characterize the plane as a two-dimensional manifold, Hilbert introduced the approach that eventually led (through Weyl) to the modern concept of a manifold. "These stipulations," Hilbert wrote, "contain for the case of two dimensions, it seems to me, the rigorous definition of what Riemann and Helmholtz designated by 'multiply extended manifold' and by Lie 'number manifold' and which is at the basis of their entire investigation" (T. Hawkins, in <i>History of Topology</i>, I. M. James (ed.), pp. 175-6). <br/><br/> Hilbert's fifth problem was finally solved in full generality by Andrew Gleason, Deane Montgomery and Leo Zippin in 1952.. Seperately paginated offprint from: Nachrichten der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 1902, pp. 233-241. Original printed self-wrappers, pp. [1] 2-9 [10:blank]. A very fine copy

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        Rakkóx der Billionär/ Ein Protzenroman. Die wilde Jagd/ Ein Entwicklungsroman in acht anderen Geschichten von Paul Scheerbart.

      Insel-Verlag bei Schuster & Loeffler, Berlin und Leipzig 1900 - 8vo. Mit Buchschmuck von Jossot und einer blattgr. Illustration von Felix Vallotton. 4 Bl., 119 S. OHlwd. m. farbig ornamentierten Deckelbezügen u. OPapier-RSchild. Lubasch/Meyer S. 6 u. Sarkowski 1437 (mit Abb.) nennen nur die Ausgabe von 1901. - WG 7. - Erste Ausgabe. - Leichte Kantenbereibung, Ecken bestoßen, RSchild m. geringen Abplatzungen am Rande u. leichten Stockflecken, Deckel gering verblaßt. Anflug v. Stockflecken, v.a. im Rande d. ersten u. letzten Bl. Bis auf diese, fast immer auftretenden Mängel nur ein leichter Eckanknick auf wenigen Bl. u. geringe Fingerspuren auf Vortitel. Gutes Ex. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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