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        PAN. Herausgegeben von der Genossenschaft Verlag Pan. Years 1 - 5. [All Published- alles Erschienene]

      Berlin: Pan and Fontane 1895-1900. - Large 4to. The 5 years in 10 linen bound volumes with the centerpiece of the original paper covers attached to the covers. One of 1100 copies on Kupferdruck (rag) paper. LACKING the original prints, but with all the other illustrations and text. Fine letter press printing with tissue guards throughout. Very good looking set for a collector who has one or more of the original prints, but lacks the actual books from which they were removed. 4 spines foxed. Masterpiece of Jugendstil/art nouveau fine prining.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Lord Jim

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Conrad's masterpiece; one of only 2100 copies printed. "There can be little doubt that Conrad's fame as a novelist rests chiefly upon Lord Jim. And perhaps the main reason for this is that it raises a fierce moral issue in a very definite form and carries it through on a high level of creative intensity" (Richard Curle). Provenance: From the library of Nancy Reynolds Bagley, the daughter of R.J. Reynolds, and her husband, Henry Walker Bagley, with their bookplate on the front pastedown. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900. Octavo, original green cloth. Binding slightly cocked; cloth clean with only light toning to spine and a little rubbing at joints. Browning to endpapers (as usual), a few spots of scattered foxing, but text generally very clean. An exceptionally nice copy of a difficult book to find in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Stereopticon Slides of Glacier National Park [Set of 149 / 150 Original Slides in Box Along with "Glacier National Park: A Lecture" Booklet (Great Northern Railway, 1910)]

      ST Paul, Minn.: Haynes Photo Studio [circa 1900]. () Very good. Set of 150 hand-coloured lantern slides. No broken images. Missing only the first slide (#1) with the other 149 / 150 complete. Each slide is numbered and captioned with the image clear and brightly coloured. In original wooden slide box with some light staining and wear. Black cloth lining in top of a box with a 'Notice to the Operator' affixed discussing proper slide use. Box closes with a metal clasp and ring (both slightly rusty) a worn sticker beneath the clasp provides instructions regarding the case and ring. Also included is the "Glacier National Park: A Lecture- Great Northern Railway / Glacier National Park" booklet. Booklet measures 13.75 X 6.25" with 30 pages and a small B / W image of each slide (along with a description); booklet shows some light soiling and light wear to spine. An impressive collection of slides made even more complete by the accompanying book containing descriptions and information. F. Jay Haynes (1853-1921) was official photographer for the Northern Pacific Railroad and for Yellowstone National Park. This collection of lantern slides contains a wealth of images regarding Glacier National Park, including looming mountains, hotel waitresses, bright flowers, crisp water and native Americans all with detailed hand-colouring..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        L' ARCHITECTURE NOUVELLE. 3ME SERIE. CONSTRUCTIONS DIVERSES ET DE STYLE ART NOUVEAU. DOURDAN, CH. JULIOT, 1900

      CH. JULIOT 1900 Senza data, 1900 circa. - Mezza tela coeva, titoli oro al dorso con alcune mende e spellature, in-folio (cm.37x30). Il solo Portfolio, rilegato coevo, della bellissima raccolta di disegni architettonici di prestigiose ville progettate per località marine d

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Accademia Dei Virtu]
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        Album of 51 photographs of a Journey from Islamabad to the Lidder Valley, the Kolahoi Glacier, the Yameur Pass and the Sind Valley

      Kashmir & Sind [KASHMIR & SIND], circa 1900-10. Oblong album (23 x 30 cm), containing 51 original silver print photographs of various dimensions (mostly snapshots, but two large views of Kolahoi Glacier), with accompanying typed narrative; contemporary half morocco, maroon cloth boards; spine and joints repaired, corners rubbed, otherwise in very good condition. This album records the travels of Edward Bibby and his party as they trek through Kashmir and Sind, northern India. The journey commences at Kanbal, near Islamabad, with further stops at Achebal, Martand, Bawan, Eishmakam Monastery, Ganeshbal, Pahlgam, Lidawat (Lidderwatt), Sekhwas Yamsar Nag Lake, Koolan, Sonamarg, Gangagir, Talijaz and Gundabal. Excerpt from accompanying narrative: "The ascent [of the Yameur Pass] if taken gently is not trying and the view when one gets to the top 14000 ft repays one for one's trouble. Looking back one sees the bowl shaped valley towards Sekhwas, the hilly covered with snow and one or two magnificent glaciers. On the other side is the Sind Valley. What first struck us was the absolutely precipitous drop on the Sind Valley side. One mass of snow, and we started to think our descent would be an arduous undertaking, especially for the coolies. However we sat down to have tiffin and wait for our coolies to come up.... Just as we had finished lunch we heard a hooroosh just behind us and a crowd of coolies came pouring over the hill top. We discovered that they had just completed a path through the snow for the Residency party who were coming the next day." End excerpt .

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        Lebende Thierbilder

      Munchen: Braun and Schneider. First edition. 4to. n.d. (ca. 1900). Original color pictorial paper-covered boards, cloth spine. Eight superb moveable colored illustrations by Meggendorfer, including dogs, geese, lambs, cows, bunnies, etc., all with intricate moveable pictures via pull-tabs. Occasional soiling, corners bumped, overall very good copy with all moveable parts in excellent and full working order.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        THE SON OF THE WOLF: Tales of the Far North

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. First edition. Very Good +. First issue binding, without periods around ampersand on spine. Early printing with broken type on page 147; a stub between pages 6 and 7; and a period after 1900 on the copyright page. Collation: [i-vi]; [1]-251; [252] colophon; blank. A Very Good+ copy with minor soiling to rear cover, some bumping and rubbing to silver on covers, internally quite clean. Overall, an attractive copy of London's first book, a collection of short stories based on his experiences during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late nineteenth century. Additional images available upon request. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Rheinische Burgen nach Handzeichnungen Dilichs (1607). Herausgeber: Karl Michaelis. Mit Beiträgen von Christian Krollmann und Bodo Ebhardt

      Berlin, Ebhardt 1900. 40 cm. 77, (1) Seiten mit 4 Tafeln und zahlreichen teils blattgroßen Textillustrationen. Original-Verlagsbroschur - Enthält: Krollmann: Wilhelm Dilich; Michaelis: Beschreibung der Burgen (Katz, Hohenstein, Rheinfels, Reichenberg, Marksburg, Philippsburg, Homburg, Ziegenhayn); Ebhardt: Die Bedeutung der Aufnahmen Wilhelm Dilichs für die Burgenkunde. Umschlag fingerfleckig, Exlibris, Stempel auf Titelrückseite -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Smaller Faro Game case used by the player (called "case keeper")

      Chicago: Manufactured by HC Evans & Company, [1900]. Hinged wood frame. Very Good+. It was one of the few games played by all classes - everyone, of all races, sexes and means. circa 1900? Manufactured by HC Evans & Company, Chicago. Hinged wood frame with printed cards, pips and bone beads. Top of the line handcrafted Faro Case keeper with the wood having some marks but overall in very good+ original condition, opens to 12 x 10-1/2. (no separate deck of playing cards only those shown in affixed position on the game board). An abacus-like device, called a "case keep", is employed to assist the players and prevent dealer cheating by counting cards. The operator of the case keep is called the "case keeper".& Faro (also known as Pharo, Pharaon, Faro Bank, "Bucking The Tiger", etc.) was the most popular gambling game of the 19th Century American Old West (1800's.) Prior to that it was one of the most popular gambling games of the 1700's in Europe. Faro descended from several very popular French and English card games, particularly Basset, the roots of which date back hundreds of years. Faro came to the US in the early 1700's and eventually became the most popular gambling game in the entire country for a whole century, from the early 1800's - early 1900's (far more popular than any other card game, including poker, at the time.) Even famous Lawmen, gunslingers, gamblers, and other characters like Wyatt Earp (and some of his brothers), Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Poker Alice, etc. were all Faro Dealers for much of their adult lives - and often held court behind their Faro Layouts in countless saloons across the West including the infamous towns of Tombstone and Deadwood., In the early days of Faro, all that was used to play the game was Playing Cards, (and often some special Figure Cards, Oppose Cards, etc.) and money to gamble with. Later, people found that a Layout Board could be devised that allowed players to utilize a common set of 13 cards (instead of using separate hands.) Layouts of varying quality and styles were made with any piece of board, or even a heavy cloth/baize/felt or blanket to glue the cards to. If no board or cloth was available, they'd just set the cards out on a table or flat space anyway and start up a game. Because of it's easy set up, and basic rules, Faro was very popular with cowboys and miners during the Gold Rush - Faro Banks were often set up in the mining camps by roving dealers called "sharpers" who took many a hard-earned gold mine stake from unlucky gamblers. Faro Banks were also commonly set up by soldiers during the Civil War; and the game was even played by British and Hessian soldiers as far back as the American Revolutionary War. Historically accurate Re-enactors for both wars often play the game to this day in their Living History displays.& As the years went on, Faro players eventually utilized commercially produced Faro Layout Boards and other specially made gear like fancy Dealer Boxes, abacus-like Case Keeper "Cue Boxes" (to keep track of played cards) and special Faro tables. Most of this gear was built by popular and skilled gaming equipment suppliers/makers such as Will & Finck, George Mason, A. Ball & Bro., H.C. Evans, F. Grote & Co., etc. But none of these snazzy devices were actually necessary to play the original simple game of Faro - they just made it slicker and the commercially produced items sure looked neat.& Some type of basic "Faro Bank", as active Faro games were called, existed in virtually every saloon, bar, gambling hall, private club and illegal gambling den in America for over one hundred years, not just in the rough and tumble West but also in the major cities like NY and Chicago.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        The Confessions of S. Augustine In Ten Books

      London: Kegan, Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1900. leather_bound. Orig. full vellum, yapp edges, backstrip lettered in gilt. Teg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 346 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Limited edition, one of 400 printed in red and black on Arnold and Foster's unbleached handmade paper. Illustrations designed by Paul Woodroffe, and engraved on wood by Clemence Housman with title page engraved from a design of Lawrence Housman. Clean, fresh copy, uncut, minor cover dusting

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Logische Untersuchungen. 2 Tle. Erster Theil: Prolegomena zur reinen Logik. Zweiter Theil: Untersuchungen zur Phänomenologie und Theorie der Erkenntnis.

      Halle, Niemeyer, 1900-1901. Royal 8vo. 2 orig. black full cloth bindings w. blindstamped borders to boards and gilt lettering to spines. Neatly rebacked, preserving almost all of the original cloth spine of volume II, and about half of the original cloth spine of volume I (the part with the gilt title). Otherwise only minor wear to extremities. Inner hinges strenghthened. nternally very nice and clean. Light pencil underlinings, especially in volume II. XII, 257, (1, -errata) + XVI, 718, (2, -advertisements) pp. Ernst Bloch's owner's signature to both title-pages, together with the year 1906.. Ernst Bloch's copy of the rare first edition of Husserl's main work, one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. The "Logical Investigations" fundamentally changed philosophy and invoked the new philosophical era of the 20th century, -with this work Husserl founds phenomenology. Together with Heidegger's "Sein und Zeit" this must be considered the most important work of modern philosophy. Ernst Bloch (1885-1977), "the greatest of modern utopian thinkers" (Kovel), was born as the son of Jewish parents in Ludwigshafen. He studied philosophy, physics, German, and music in Munich and Würzburg and later became a main figure in Neomarxism. His two main works, "Geist der Utopie" and "Das Prinzip Hoffnung" were both written during times of exile, the first while in exile in Switzerland during the First World War, the second while in exile in America during the Second World War. Bloch became hugely influential thorughout the 20th century, providing the post-war world with hope, belief in the good of mankind, and our ability to re-establish our belief in the world and our ability to do good. The influence of his philosophy is very widespread, and his theories are used frequently within both politics and economics as well. For instance, much climate debate refers to his thought.Bloch was clearly influenced bu Marx and Hegel as well as other thinkers of that period. It is certain that he was also influenced by thinkers of his own time, but to which extent reamains more or less unknown. Not much research has yet been done on this and the answer remains to be found. "Bloch referred to his immersion in the "great philosophical rainbow from Leibniz to Hegel". It is more difficult to determine the influence of more recent writers. Bloch himself acknowledged the influence of the "Transcendental Realist" von Hertmann, and in an interview he linked together "Schelling; hegel, Leibniz and Eduard von Hartmann"; while Wayne Hudson surprised Bloch in a late interview when he suggested the influence of the process philosophy of Jacob Froschammer... Hudson, in fact, has unearthed a considerable range of likely contemporary philosophical influences on the young Bloch, from the theorist of "intentionality", Brentano and his disciple Meinong, through the neo-Kantains, Rickert, Cohen and Simmel, to the phenomenologists Husserl and Scheler. Bloch was thoroughly immersed in the German philosophical literature of his day."That Bloch should have read and owned a copy of what is arguably the most important philosophical work of the 20th century, the work that founded phenomenology, comes as no surprise. Husserl opens the work by attacking psychologism, and he then introduces his brand new philosophical method, which he had still by then not fully developed, but which came to influence all philosophy ever since -Phenomenology! Husserl himself calls this a "Work of Breakthrough" (see his preface to the second edition).In short, psychologism taught that logic itself was not an independent discipline, but a part of psychology, and it is this notion that Husserl gives its final blow in his logical investigations, -far more definitely than Frege had tried to some years earlier. Husserl now establishes a philosophy that asks the question of the essence of the matter of perception as opposed to the form of perception, as well as the meaning of the difference between formal or pure and material laws, truths and determinations, -all based on his strong interest in the relationship between the formalities of arithmetic and of logic. The work is the starting point for mereology, the formal first order theory of wholes and their parts. Mereology is both an application of predicate logic and a branch of formal ontology.Husserl is now famous as the father of phenomenology, and he decisively influenced the likes of Heidegger, Sartre, Carnap, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Ricoeur, Derrida etc. etc. Among this list of eminent people, we can most likely count Bloch as well

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        Travels Through the Alps

      London: Adam and Charles Black 1900, revised and annotated edition. () [xxxviii] 572pp. Very good. Small Quarto. Publisher's blue cloth; title and author in gilt to front, gilded rules to same. Spine title in gilt; minor shelfwear to crown and foot, corners slightly bumped. Armorial bookplate to front paste-down. Engraved portrait frontis with tissue guard, somewhat age spotted; engravings and maps in text. Two maps in rear pocket, some offsetting from boards to panels, but not intrusive. Fore-edge slightly age spotted; a clean, bright copy else. Interesting association copy with bookplate of Augusta Gertrude Knox-Gore, of the now extinct Irish Baronetcy. Forbes' "Travels" was first published in 1843; before his groundbreaking work on glaciers, "Occasional Papers on the Theory of Glaciers". A physicist and professor at the University of Edinburgh, Forbes won the Royal Medal for his contributions to science. (Neate F45).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        ROSAMUND, QUEEN OF THE LOMBARDS A TRAGEDY

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1900.. Dark blue cloth, stamped and ruled in gilt. A very good, bright copy. The Dedication Copy of this work, inscribed by Swinburne to his cousin: "Mary C.J. Leith from A.C. Swinburne." According to Wise's assertions, Swinburne had intended to include the long dedicatory verse to her in the first edition of 1899, but it, and a prose introduction, were discarded in proof stage (see Wise's extensive description of the set of proofs, with these components present in manuscript, in his collection). The introduction did not make it into this second edition, but the dedication, "To Mrs. Disney Leith This Play Is Inscribed By Her Affectionate Cousin," and the dedicatory poem, finally did. The recipient, Mary Charlotte Julia Gordon (later Mrs. Disney Leith), was the author of a number of works including ORIGINAL VERSES AND TRANSLATIONS" (1895), "A BLACK MARTINMAS. A STORY" (1912), "LOCHLAN'S WIDOW" (1913), and "THE BOYHOOD OF ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS BY HIS COUSIN ... (1917). She also wrote a "new preface" to the1910 third edition of Swinburne's THE CHILDREN OF THE CHAPEL. WISE, SWINBURNE, I:474-479.

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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.

      [Bookseller: MOSHER BOOKS]
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        Lettres et Enseignes; Premiere Serie: Art Nouveau Par E. Mulier, Professeur de Composition Decorative Diplome

      Dourdan: Librairie H.Vial, successeur de Ch. Juliot, n.d. (ca. 1900). First edition. Large folio (43 x 33 cm) cloth-backed folder with superb Nouveau-illustrated titling and design motif in red-brown, original ribbon ties (3) present. 28 Art Nouveau plates (numbered 1-28) in many colors, superb illustrative illustrations and motifs delineating period Nouveau design, by E. Mulier. Present is the extremely rare eight-page description of the plates (also folio size), with embellishments and the last page containing 'Extrait du Catalogue." This laid in prospectus is entirely uncut and near fine. Binding and contents all in wonderful condition, with minimal wear, near fine. A most desirable and important Art Nouveau compendium, rarely seen thus.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Drawing of mother and child walking hand in hand against a wintry wind

      [London, ca. 1900?] - Shepperson (1867-1921) was a British illustrator who died just a few years after a tour of duty as a war artist (nearing the age of 50) in World War I 14-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches. Pencil and watercolor on artist's board. Docketed on rear "C Shepperson A.R.A. / 5 Mulberry Walk / Chelsea SW 3"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Texas Civil Appeals Reports. Vols. 1-24 (1892-1900)

      1900. [Texas Civil Appeals Reports]. The Texas Civil Appeals Reports Cases Argued and Decided in the Courts of Civil Appeals of the State of Texas...[Austin]: Published by the State of Texas. Vols. 1-24 (1892-1900). Ex-library, original law calf, scuffed and worn. Upper red (title), lower black (reporter), center diamond (volume number), spine lettering pieces. Bookplates on front pastedowns, blindstamped title pages, front and rear covers. Interiors clean. A solid set. See image.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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        Ladies' Costumes with Transferable Head

      (British, c. 1900). Set of nine hand-drawn and aqua-tinted costumes, each matted separately, with the transferable head fitting into a slot at the neck. Seven of the cards measure 9 by 11 inches; the other two are 10 3/8 by 11 inches. Five of the matted costumes have been hinged together. The drawings include a figure sitting sidesaddle on a horse, reclining on a sofa, in outdoor wear, and in dresses holding fans, books, or pieces of music. One sheet has a repair patch and two closed tears not affecting the image, another has one small closed tear not affecting the image, and a few pieces show light soiling. A lovely set of ladies' English costumes and activities, presented as hand-colored overlays.

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        La vieille Garde impériale. Illustrations de JOB. [FIRST EDITION WITH ORIGINAL HAND-COLOURED PLATES]

      Tours, Mame et Fils, ca. 1900.. Royal quarto (335 x 255mm). Pp. 245. Plus a total of 19 superb contemporary hand-coloured plates, printed on different paper, one of which is a frontispiece, the rest bound-in each at a beginning of a chapter, all protected by tissue guards. With 38 exquisite engravings, two to each chapter. Printed on fine heavy paper. Large illustrated device to title-page. Half title present. Individual title-page to each chapter. Hardcover, handsomely bound in spotless recent quarter buckram over pebble-grained black suede, title label printed in red and black to spine. In a very fine condition. A very handsome copy with all plates and illustrations in a wonderful state of preservation. Excellent. - - First edition. A most attractive original work with fine impressions of the plates and with superior hand-colouration. Estimates about the exact publication year of this famous work vary. The prevailing assumption is that it was first published in around 1900, probably even shortly before. [See for that matter François Robichon: ?JOB ou l?Histoire illustrée? Paris, 1984.] Sometime thereafter it was reprinted in a smaller quarto format, with monochromatic illustrations only. Consecutive editions (1929, 1933) were no longer hand-coloured. The seven authors, and JOB, dedicate a chapter to each of the Corps of the Old Imperial Guard: Napoléon a l?armée; Les Colonels généraux; Les Grenadiers a pied; Les Grenadiers Hollandais; Les Marins; Les Vétérans; Les Gendarmerie d?élite; Les Grenadiers a cheval; Les Dragons; Les Chasseurs a cheval; Les Mameloucks; Les Lanciers Polonais; Les Lanciers rouges; L?Artillerie a pied; L?Artillerie a cheval; Les Sapeurs du génie; Le Train d?artillerie; La Garde. - - Henri Houssaye (1848-1911) was a French historian. While his early writings were devoted to classical antiquity, he took great interest in the military history of Napoleon I. He published several successful works on the subject; his book ?1814? was published in no less than 46 editions.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        SECRET COURT MEMOIRS (EDITION DE GRAND LUXE) St Petersburg; Henry IV; Louis XIV; Louis XV-XVI; Empress Josephine; Cardinal De Retz; Madame De Montespan; St. Cloud; Berlin; Marie Antoinette; Sweden & Denmark; Marguerite of Valois (Complete 20 Volume Set) (Leather Bound)

      Grolier. Very Good. 1900. Hardcover. Complete 20 volume set includes: St Petersburg; Henry IV; Louis XIV; Louis XV-XVI; Empress Josephine; Cardinal de Retz; Madame de Montespan; St. Cloud; Berlin; Marie Antoinette; Sweden & Denmark; Marguerite of Valois Three quarter burgundy-red moroccan leather bound covers with 5 raised bands and marbled boards have light wear to corners and caps. Two of the volumes have very darkened spines with heavier wear and cracked exterior hinges. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Gilt top edges in very good condition. Marbled end sheets and paste downs in very good condition. Frontispieces protected by tissue. Full page plates also protected by tissue. Pages clean and in very good condition. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        A file of retained correspondence from Jack London, 1900-1916. (His retained copies)

      A manila folder, marked on one side "Letters from JL" and on the other: "Copy 2". 107 sheets, various papers, typed, carbon copies, copies of telegrams, etc. Written from Oakland, San Francisco, Hawaii, some other places. There are a couple of letters from 1900 which deal with his marriage to Bessie Maddern, and one from 1900 which mentions "Miss Kittridge" (Charmian London), in which she (Charmian) has later underlined her name and written in: "This is me! One is a 1903 love letter to Charmian, quite florid. There are long, very strongly worded letters to publishers and lawyers regarding business matters; letters to magazines about publication rights and such; also multiple copies of a 1913 form letter sent to magazines for publication info (with a corrected, revised copy), and a list of recipient magazines. There are three copies of a very strongly worded letter to a California judge from 1910. Many of the pages have corrections and amendations in pencil, also filing notes, etc. Some of the markings seem to have been made later, by Charmian or someone else, but some are clearly London's own small corrections and additions made at the time of writing. The notation "Copy 2" on the folder suggests that these comprise a second retained set of these letters, but this is not certain. A remarkable group of letters, filled with personal and business details, from London's own files.

      [Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller]
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        The Works of Sir Walter Scott

      Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1900.. Octavo, 54 volumes. One of a thousand numbered sets. Three-quarters leather over marbled boards. Elaborate tooling to spine and front panel, raised bands. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. A beautiful set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Giovanissimo nudo sdraiato con velo.

      Subject: (Erotica - Fotografia d'autore). Foto originale al collodio, 1900 circa, di cm. 13 x 18. Certamente attribuibile al circolo di von Gloeden, quantunque non nota.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. xiv, 498pp, 32pp. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, calf title label to second panel, author label to fourth, covers with gilt single fillet border, upper cover with Churchill's signature in gilt to foot, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Externally fine, half-title with previous owners name to head, small closed tear to gutter, half-title and title lightly foxed, some light foxing to margins, but generally clean. Woods A4. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. 12mo.

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        LONDON TO LADYSMITH Via Pretoria

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1900 Folding color frontispiece map, 498pp., (2)pp. advertisement for Churchill's The River War and The Malakand Field Force, 32pp. publisher's ads, 3 other maps (2 folding), and 4 plans. Bound in tan pictorial cloth stamped in black, lettering red and black, pictorial spine gilt and red, black endpapers with small booksellers embossed stamp to upper corner of front fly, neat owner's name and dated 1900 to upper corner of half-title, light scattered foxing to preliminaries, and fore-edges internally clean, foot of spine slightly darkened. A very handsome copy. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria

      Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1900. 1st Edition, 1st Impression. HARDCOVER. 8vo in black red and gilt printed tan cloth, plain black end-papers, xii + 498pp plus 1 unnumbered leaf at rear with advert for the 2nd impression of Churchill's River War, plus 32 numbered pages of publishers' ads on thinner paper, coloured folding map as frontispiece, 1 full page and 2 folding b/w maps, 4 plans (collated complete) . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : VERY GOOD+, an uncommonly nice copy (spine moderately dust darkened, 4 minute nicks to cloth at head of spine, very mild rub to spine ends and cover corner tips, name on half title leaf, ink name on half title leaf, page-block edges tanned and dusty, contents, including the maps and plans are very clean and tight. ... . . . . . . . . . . . . To see more of our Military books type DbbMILITARY in the Keywords search box

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        APRIL BABY'S BOOK OF TUNES

      1900. Good. [RUSSELL, Mary Annette Beauchamp]. THE APRIL BABY'S BOOK OF TUNES, with the story of how they came to be written. By the author of `Elizabeth and Her Secret Garden.' Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. London: MacMillan & Co., 1900. First edition of Greenaway's final book, done when she was ill. Sixteen chromo lithographs, of which six are full page. Musical illustrations in text. [vi] 1-74 [75-76] pp. Oblong octavo, publisher's tan cloth binding, decorated and printed in black and red, all edges tinted. Bookplate (William Heighway) on front pastedown. A fine and fresh copy but for a small amount of light foxing on rear endpapers, in publisher's dust-jacket. The scarce dust-jacket is in good condition overall, but edgeworn and lightly dust-soiled, showing small loss at fold- in corners, and is chipped at heel and crown. Pasted between front endpapers is a fragment of a letter from the author, possibly addressed to Greenaway. It reads, "really very like one of my three children. I quite defer to your more experienced judgement, but if possible would prefer the blue colouring," and is signed, "I am yours very truly M. v. Arnim." Russell's first marriage was to the Count von Arnim-Schlagenthin. (Schuster & Engen 25, Thomson 161).

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        Sport in Somaliland, Being an Account of a Hunting Trip to that Region

      London: Rowland Ward, "The Jungle", 1900. Number 12 of 200 copies, signed by Rowland Ward "Presentation Copy/ No. 12/ With Kind Regards/ Rowland Ward.". Folio. Colour portrait frontispiece; 18 photogravure plates; color text illustrations; folding colour map. Title-page in red and black. [vi], 140 pp. Original gilt stamped illustrated buckram, imitation snakeskin endpapers. Boards somewhat soiled and stained, spine darkened with small start at top of front joint, edges bumped. Very good. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Riling 1505; Czech p. 133; Lockot 17578 . The English naturalist Richard Lydekker's copy, signed by him above the presentation statement on the blank opposite the half-title. "One of the rarest of all African big game hunting books" (Czech)

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        Palestine, The Holy Land, As it Was and as it Is

      Philadelphia. Henry T. Coates & Co. 1900, 1900. FIRST EDITION IN JACKET. Octavo, pp.527 plus maps. Numerous black and white plates with captioned tissue guards. Owner name to flyleaf, discreet titles to jacket and box. A superb copy in the publisher's red cloth, heavily tooled in gilt, finely preserved in the original paper-backed cloth dustwrapper, titled in gilt to spine, housed in the original buckram slip-case. A wonderful survival.

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        THE BIJOU EDITION OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (SIX VOLUMES)

      London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons and Co., (1900). Charming boxed set of Shakespeare's Works. Complete in six volumes, 12 mo., bound in vibrant emerald green suede. Gilt titles on spines, ruled black borders on covers, all edges gilt. Nicely printed and containing black and white photographic illustrations of some of the most important Shakespearian actors of the day. Aside from some mild sunning of the spines, this is an exceptional set with the gilt bright and unrubbed. The box is covered in forest green cloth with gilt title on the lid and with the exception of some very minor wear it is complete and in lovely condition. A superb little set, scarce with the original box in this condition.

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        Essays of Maeterlinck. Plays of Maeterlinck

      New York.: Dodd, Mead & Company.. No date. Ca. 1900.. SET OF 19 LEATHERBOUND VOLUMES, one black and white frontispiece illustration with tissue guard, page count: 241, xxi+353, 427, xx+335, 348, 371, 232, 258, 409, 330, xv+183, 277, 287, vii+179, 205, 208, 209, xxvi+165, 131, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, top edge gilt other two edges un-cut, gilt dentelles, decorative gilt leather covered boards (hardbound). Various pages unopened, name plate on free endpaper of each volume. In near fine condition with fading to spines, 1/8 x 1/4 inch lightly abraded spot on back cover to the upper left side of spine (Vol.13). This is the autograph edition, with author's signature in the first volume of the Essays and the first volume of the Plays. Volumes 1 to 10 are the Essays of Maeterlinck, volumes 11 to 19 are the Plays (as marked on the Spine, although Volume 19 contains the Poems. Vol.1 Treasure of the Humble, Vol. 2. Wisdom and Destiny, Vol.3 The Life of the Bee, Vol.4 Buried Temple, Vol. 5 Double Garden, Vol.6 Measure of the Hour, Vol.7 On Emerson, Vol. 8 Our Eternity, Vol.9 Unknown Guest, Vol. 10 The Wrack of the Storm, Vol.11 Sister Beatrice and Ardiane & Barbe Bleue, Vol.12 Joyzelle and Monna Vanna, Vol.13 Blue Bird, Vol.14 Mary Magdalene, Vol.15 Pelleas & Melisande, Vol.16 Princess Maleine, Vol.17 The Intruder, Vol.18 Aglavaine & Selysette, Vol.19: Poems. .

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        Pompei Peintres Murales

      Naples: G. Brogi, [circa 1900]. Folio. (19 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches). 24 chromolithographed plates, lithographed in colours by Zucchi & De Luca, loose in portfolio as issued. (Scattered minor foxing to the plates, chips to sheet edges of title page). Publisher's boards, lettered pictorial onlay on the upper cover (crudely rebacked, worn). Scarce, with only two copies cited by OCLC.

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        “The Independence of the Continuum Hypothesis, Part I-II” [and] “Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 50 (1963) and 5 (1964)

      TWO MILESTONE PAPERS ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS. Two volume (in original wraps) first edition of Paul Cohen’s seminal contribution to set theory wherein he established the independence of the axiom of choice and the independence of the continuum hypothesis. Cohen’s efforts rank among the most important achievements in 20th century mathematics. Establishing the truth or falsehood of the continuum was the first in Hilbert’s famous list of mathematical problems, presented in an address in 1900. All attempts to prove or disprove Cantor’s conjecture failed until 1938, when Kurt Gödel showed that it was impossible to disprove the continuum hypothesis. Building upon Godel’s landmark work, Cohen developed the mathematical technique of forcing in order to prove consistency and independence in results. These two papers are the inaugural examples of the new technique of forcing. “If Godel’s construction of L had launched set theory as a distinctive field of mathematics, then Cohen’s forcing began its transformation into a modern, sophisticated one” (Kanamori, “Cohen and Set Theory,” Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, 14, 3, Sept. 2008, 352-374). Cohen’s new method was so helpful that within a decade, forcing grew to play “a crucial role in the transformation of set theory into a modern, sophisticated field of mathematics, one tremendously successful in the investigations of the continuum, transfinite combinatorics, and strong propositions and their consistency strength. In all these directions, forcing became integral to the investigation and became part of their very sense, to the extent that issues about the method became central and postulations in its terms, “forcing axioms”, became pivotal… The extent and breadth of the expansion of set theory henceforth dwarfed all that came before, both in terms of the numbers of people involved and the results established. With clear intimations of a new and concrete way of building models, set theorists rushed in and with forcing were soon establishing a cornucopia of relative consistency results, truths in a wider sense, with some illuminating classical problems of mathematics. CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to (10 x 6.75 inches). Both issues in original wraps, rebacked at the spine with minor wear. Very slight and light toning to the front wrap of Volume 51. Both issues housed in a handsome brown clamshell case gilt-lettered at the spine. The interiors are in near-fine condition.

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        Lagibasse.

      Charpentier 1900 - - Charpentier, Paris _1900, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 5 ex numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Bel envoi de l'auteur à Charles Fasquelle : ".Richepin Jean & aussi Auguste & Jules, & Ernest, & Yousouf, car j'ai tous ces prénoms, nom de nom & même de noms, sans quoi je n'eusse point écrit ce roman qui se prétend magique ; est-il si gique que ça? On verra." Dos comportant de petits manques marginaux comblés et un léger manque en pied, piqûres, trois taches et trois manques angulaires sur le premier plat, trois manques angulaires sur le deuxième plat, agréable état intérieur. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 782 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        In & around the Grand Canyon; the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona

      Boston, Little, Brown And Company, 1900. 1st Edition. Description: xxiv, 341 p. Front. , illus. , plates (1 fold. ) 23 cm. Subjects: Colorado River. SIGNED by the author and limited to 500 copies (this no. 321) . Additionally SIGNED by the author on the half-title and inscribed to Richard Shepard. Half contemporary tree calf over buckram boards, recased. Title gilt-blocked. An uncommonly good example, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        BOOK OF SHOPS

      1900. 2. (BEDFORD,F.D)illus. BOOK OF SHOPS by E.V. Lucas. London: Grant Richards no date circa 1900. Large oblong 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some soil, two small margin mends, VG+. Probable first edition with ad listing no later titles. This charming Book Of Shops with verses by Lucas has decorations on all text pages and features 24 full page color illustrations (one for each shop) plus 3 additional color illustrations for the half-title, title and contents pages. The pictures are very detailed views of the interiors of various shops or environments of outdoor trades. Includes Bookseller, Baker, Ironmonger, Watch maker, Toy Store, Village Store and more. Extremely scarce.

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        THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

      London, Grant Richards Dumpy Book, 1900.. Third edition 1900, The Dumpy Books for Children, No 4, 125 x 80 mm, 5 x 3¼ inches, 27 full page colour illustrations, pages (10), 113, last page states London, Engraved & printed at the Raquet Court Press by Edmund Evans, original publisher's pale green cloth with dark green rules and lettering. Expertly recased with the original endpapers, covers bright and clean, spine very slightly darkened. Contents very nice. A very good plus copy of an early edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Winning of the West

      New York, The Knickerbocker Press: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. The scarce "Alleghany Edition" which Howes considers the best edition containing 5 maps rather than 4 as in all the other editions. In four volumes,352, 425, 339 and 363pp., finely bound in black 3/4 straight grained morocco over marble paper covered boards by Macdonald of New York, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, one raised band gilt, gilt title and gilt rules. A fine, absolutely pristine set with the bookplate of Otto Miller within each volume.. Octavo.

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        Collected Works of George Eliot

      Boston,: Dana Estes, circa, 1900.. Octavo, 24 volumes, with frontispieces and engraved plates throughout; uniformly bound in contemporary gilt decorated polished calf by Blackwell, with marbled endpapers and top edges gilt, a fine set. Handsome edition of the works of Mary Anne Evans (George Eliot), one of the great novelists of the Victorian era.Renowned for her realism and evocative attention to detail, Evans wrote under the pseudonym of George Eliot to avoid the stigma of romantic flippancy associated with other female writers of the era. By all accounts and astute and intelligent woman, Evans associated with intellectuals such as Robert Owen and Herbert Spencer and undertook difficult translations including philosophical works by Feuerbach and Spinoza.Evans lived a controversial life and openly questioned her Christian upbringing while continuing to attend church on a regular basis. More problematically, she began a long-term open relationship with George Lewes, a married philosopher. Although the relationship challenged Victorian social conventions it did little to dampen her popularity (the pseudonym George Eliot had masked Evan's true identity as a female novelist for only a relatively short time). Her novels were widely enjoyed across class and social boundaries, and Queen Victoria herself was an avid reader.This is the illustrated cabinet edition, with fine engraved plates protected by tissue guards with printed captions. It includes fictional works, poetry and a selection of Evans' critical essays. Shortly before her decease in December 1880 Evans married John Cross, a man twenty years younger than herself. This set includes his posthumous memoir of Evans in three volumes, a work criticised by contemporaries as more a hagiography than a true biography of a complicated and controversial woman.The titles in this set of twenty-four volumes are: Felix Holt, The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch, Adam Bede, Daniel Deronda, Silas Mariner and other stories, Romola, Scenes of Clerical Life, Impressions of Theophrastus Such and Miscellaneous Essays, Poems in two volumes and the abovementioned biography by John Cross.

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        FOTOGRAFIA - ÁFRICA. PHOTOGRAPHY – EASTERN AFRICA. CAMINHO DE FERRO DO TRANSVAAL

      - [MOÇAMBIQUE-ÁFRICA DO SUL]. Caminho de ferro Maputo - Swazilândia. Fotografo Lazarus. Lourenço Marques. [Maputo]. Moçambique. Circa 1900-1910. Cartonagem em formato oblongo 28x36 cm. Com 43 fotografias. Formato 15x20 cm. Coladas em frente e verso de um album (muito danificado e faltando lombada em pele) com montagens de cartolina sem legendas. Trabalhos fotográficos de grande qualidade, boa conservação, sem informação contextual excepto o nome nos letreiros das estações de caminho de ferro: MACHAVA, ESTEVEL, BOHANE e a fotografia de uma cerimónia na fronteira (território do Transvaal) entre os dominios de Portuagal e da Inglaterra. Fotografias com o documentário da construçãoda via nova e reparação da via danificada por cheias (provavelmente do Rio Limpopo). [EN] Tranvaal Railway. [Maputo – Swaziland]. Photographer Lazarus. Lourenço Marques. [Maputo]. Moçambique. Circa 1900-1910. Oblong format 28x36 cm. With 43 unambered photos. Binding: contemporary, burgundy color, very worn out, missing calf at spine. Contains photographs (format 15x20 cm), very fine condition, pasted on the front and back of each folio of thick cardstock, without subtitles nor any other contextual information, unless the names at the railway’s stations: MACHAVA, ESTEVEL, BOHANE and a photography of a ceremony at the border territory (in Transvaal) between Portugal and England dominium. The photos are documentary of the railway under work and fixing damages on the railway caused by floods (probably the Limpopo River). Location/localizacao: 1

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        Veduta alpina con neve.

      Subject: (Montagna - Fotografia). Foto alla gelatina d'argento, 1900 circa, di cm. 16 x 23 su cartoncino. Punzone di V.S. all'angolo basso a dx.

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        The Works of H. Rider Haggard. Including: King Solomon's Mines, Alan Quatermain, She, etc

      New York: McKinlay Stone and MacKenzie, n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. 20 volumes, 8vo. Illustrated frontispieces. Publisher's original dark brown cloth with gilt titles to spines, gilt and black decoration to uppers. Generally tight and bright; a couple of spines with stains and rubbed gilt. A handsome set. Whatmore; A Bibliography of Henry Rider Haggard. [F56] Bleiler.

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        Fish and Game of the State of New York. Seventh Report. Forest, Fish and Game Commission

      New York.. Ca. 1900.. 100 chromolithographic plates, 12 x 9 1/2 inches, loose in gilt lettered green cloth-covered box. Box worn with tears to upper left corner and some soiling; one corner of the box and plates lightly bumped. Overall the plates are in very good condition, with the following faults: Alewife and Male Brook Trout: background tone of print ends 3/4 inch from top edge Menhaden: background tone of print ends 1/4 inch from top edge Yellow or Barred Perch: crease to upper right edge White Perch: tiny tear at left edge Common Eel: light foxing (affecting image) Banded Pickerel: tear at right edge to 1/2 inch outside image area Female Brook Trout: fingerprint at centre of right edge American Lobster: light crease at right Tahoe Trout: tiny chip and thin line of soiling at left edge Wapiti: two pieces of tape at lower edge Moose: crease 1 inch from lower edge and at bottom of left edge Adirondack Deer: soiling in right margin and light crease and tiny edge tears at right King rail: spot at centre right edge Ring-necked pheasant: tiny edge tear Red-tailed hawk: soiling 1/2 inch band at top edge Kingbird: crease 1/4 inch from lower edge, 2 short edge tears Mallard: edge tear at left; light soiling in right image Mongolian pheasant: 1 inch crease to paper at lower right. This is the plate portfolio of chromolithographs published at the time of the Seventh Report containing in frameable format the chromolithographic plates from Reports to that date. Attractive illustrations of fish (57), birds and other wildlife by Sherman Foote Denton, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, J.L. Ridgway and Oliver Kemp. .

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        Die Traumdeutung

      Leipzig & Vienna: Franz Deuticke,, 1900. Octavo (229 × 145 mm). Near-contemporary dark red hard-grain half roan, dark red morocco label, marbled sides and endpapers. Brown calf-backed folding case. Extremities rubbed, rear joint cracked at foot, title page a little soiled in places and reinforced in gutter, small hole to title towards foot not affecting printed area; overall, a good copy. First edition of Freud's greatest single work, The Interpretation of Dreams, one of only 600 copies. "Die Traumdeutung contains Freud's general theory of the psyche, which he had developed during the past decade. Using his refined understanding of the operation of the unconscious, Freud interpreted dreams on the basis of wish-fulfilment theory and discussed displacement (the appearance in conscious thought of symbols for repressed desires), regression, Oedipal impulses, and the erotic nature of dreams. Although this was his first major work on normal psychology, Freud gave an unprecedented precision and force to the idea of the essential similarities of normal and abnormal behaviour, opening up the door to the irrational that had been closed to Western psychology since the time of Locke" (Norman). "It contains all the basic components of psychoanalytic theory and practice" (PMM). The book was published on 4 November 1899 (though post-dated by the publisher) but sold so slowly that the second edition did not appear until nine years later

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        SPECIMEN BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN WILSON AND SON (INCORPORATED) CONTAINING SAMPLE PAGES FROM CERTAIN CHARACTERISTIC BOOKS MANUFACTURED BY THEM AND ALSO SAMPLES OF THE VARIOUS STOCK, BOOK, AND JOB FACES, FOREIGN AND MUSIC TYPE, HEAD AND TAIL PIECES INITIAL LETTERS, ETC

      Cambridge: The University Press. (1900). oblong 4to., cloth, title and logo gilt-stamped on front board, title gilt-stamped on spine. xii, 228, (2) pages.. Type specimens offered by the press. Frontispiece, photograph of the press's plant. Includes a historical sketch, dating its beginnings to 1639, when Joseph Glover of London engaged the services of printer Stephen Day. Although Glover died enroute to Massachusetts, Rev. Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard, provided oversight of the press's operations. In 1879, John Wilson and Charles Wentworth became proprietors, adding to it the firm John Wilson & Son. Facsimile title page of a 1640 Psalm book included, along with black and white illustrations of a 1661 New Testament and the first press in America included. Index. Some examples of the work of Will Bradley. Boards soiled and scuffed at edges. Recased with original spine laid down on newer cloth. New endpapers. Old library stamp in corner of a few pages. Very scarce book.

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        Punch Library of Humour 25 Volume Set

      The Educational Book Company. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. N.D.. Hardcover. Hardcover. Complete 25 volume set. Volumes are in Very Good Plus to FINE condition. Gold gilt top edge. Red cloth bindings. The Educational Book Company publishers. Circa turn of the century 1900. Illustrated. Life in London - Country Life - In the Highlands - Scottish Humour - Irish Humour - In Society - After Dinner Stories - In Bohemia - At the Play - Mr. Punch at Home - On the Continong - Railway Book - At the Seaside - Mr. Punch Afloat - In the Hunting Field - Mr. Punch on Tour - With Rod and Gun - Mr. Punch Awheel - Book of Sports - Golf Stories - In the Wig and Gown - On the Warpath - Book of Love - With the Children. This item exceeds standard weight & will require extra postage. Please inquire. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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