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        Lord Jim

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1900.. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Booksellers stamp in three places - title page, chapter 1 title page - last page. [C Ford - Stationers, Printers and Booksellers]. Some browning within. 451pp :: 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6") :: First issue points: p. 77, line 5, "any rate" printed as one word; p. 226, 7 lines from bottom, "keep" is missing after "can" and "cure" should be "cured"; p. 319, "his" in the last line is printed low and not aligned with the other words

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        First Edition Of The 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century

      New York, London: Scribners,Random House,Arnold,Vanguard, Etal, 1900. This COLLECTION IS ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE BOOKS LISTED as the 100 BEST BOOKS PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE SINCE 1900. All books are 1st editions however not all are 1st printings. Examples are, THE GREAT GATSBY 1st edition, 2nd printing, AS I LAY DYING,1st edition 2nd printing, THE INVISIBLE MAN 1ST EDITION, 4TH PRINTING, just to mention a few. Not all have d/j. Because of limited space it's not possible to list all the books on this site. Any serious buyer please e-mail for a complete listing and photos of these books. After several years of collecting these books I found out that to actually get all the first editions that are listed it actually takes 123 books. Example is "DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME" is made up of twelve books which was written over several years. MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS UPON REQUEST.. 1st Editions. Hardcovers. Collection Over All V-good/Fair to Very-good. Illus. by Brown,Hooper,Bull,Goodwin et All. Varying Sizes. Collection of Works.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Mockba Moscau

      No date. Not known. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Near Fine Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 30 pages of photographic views of Moscow in colour. Single sided printing on glazed card the colour printing is of chromo quality. ( see images) . Original binding lightly marked, contents clean and crisp. Two of the pages are printed facing each other to give a panoramic view. No date (circa 1900?) Size: A4 Landscape. 30 pages. .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Russia; Inventory No: 12488.

      [Bookseller: Bygone Books]
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        LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA.

      First Edition. Longmans, Green. 1900.. With the endpapers, half title, 498 pages, 32 leaves of adverts, 3 folding maps. In the original pictorial cloth. The cloth is split for an inch on top hinge and is wearing on a hinge and all four corners, and there are minorv handling or ageing marks. The book is lightly foxed throughout on the front margins and lightly across the first dozen leaves, a signature, else a VG copy. THE AUTHOR'S THIRD BOOK Woods A4. CCJS01 US$0

      [Bookseller: John Shotton]
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        White Mountains with Mount C. Oel a. Leinwand.

      56 x 107 cm, Tadell. Auf Rückseite mit Bleistift, teilweise unleserlich, signiert und betitelt: «Emil .... , artist, white mountains with.....» - Gern nehme ich auch Hinweise über diesen Künstler entgegen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Schmiedeeiserne Gitter. 48 Tafeln (compl.).

      2° (38 x 28 cm), 1 Doppeltaf. Titelei, 48 Taf., Lose Taf. in OLwd.-Mappe m. Deckelschild, 3 Schliessbändchen., Lwd. stockfl., Deckel min. kratzspurig, einige Taf. min. stock- bzw. fingerfleckig oder randknittrig. Erstausgabe.

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        Klimschs Jahrbuch des graphischen Gewerbes. Eine Übersicht über die Fortschritte auf graphischem Gebiet (Später: Technische Abhandlungen und Berichte über Neuheiten aus dem Gesamtgebiete der graphischen Künste.) 20 Bde.. 1900-1906 (Jg. I- VII), 1909 (Jg. IX), 1914-1922 (Jg. XIV-XVI), 1926 (Jg. XIX), 1929 (Jg. XXII), 1930-1935 (Jg. XXVII), 1937 (Jg.XXX), 1939 (Jg. XXXII).

      4°, je ca. 400 S., zahlr., tlw. farb. Abb., und etwa 30 teilw. farb. Taf. im Anhang., HLwd. teilweise goldgeprägte Verlagseinbände(1 Bibliothekseinband) , Insgesamt gute Exemplare, einige wenige etwas stockfleckig, meist auf Titelblatt oder Vors. gestempelt. Mit zahlreichen wunderbaren Druckbeispielen (teilweise eingeklebt) die das überragende Fachkönnen der Deutschen Druckindustrie belegen. Klimsch & Co war zwischen 1858 und 1995 ein weltweit führendes Maschinenbauunternehmen der graphischen Industrie in Frankfurt am Main. Später wurde dem Betrieb eine Lehr und Versuchswerkstatt für das graphische Gewerbe angeschlossen. Diese fachspezifische Lehranstalt errang weltweites Ansehen. Seit 1899 bestand der von Karl Klimsch gegründete Klimsch Fachverlag. Bekanntestes Produkt waren die bis 1944 herausgegebenen Klimsch Druckerei Anzeiger, die zusammengefasst als Klimsch Jahrbücher verlegt wurden. Die Klimsch Jahrbücher wurden weltweit vertrieben und galten über Jahrzehnte hinweg als die einzigen Kompendien der Reproduktionstechnologie.

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        Autograph scientific notes on capillarity

      1900. Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph scientific notes on the kinetic theory of gases. 2ff. [Zurich, summer 1910.] 178 x 124 mm. A few marginal chips and tears, some mended with clear tape, but very good. From the library of historian of physics Jagdish Mehra (1931-2008).The calculations on this sheet appear to be closely related to similar notes that Einstein made in preparation for a lecture course on the kinetic theory of gases that he held at the University of Zurich in the summer semester 1910 (Einstein, Collected Papers, Vol. 4, Doc. 4, pp. 192-195, 238-239). On the recto, Einstein juxtaposes two expressions for the flow of viscous fluids and gases through pipes. In the upper half of the page, Einstein sketches a derivation of Poiseuille?s law for laminar flow through circular tubes. The mass flow F is proportional to the fourth power of the radius of the tube P, directly proportional to the mass density and the pressure difference , and inversely proportional to the viscosity R. In the bottom half, he sketches a derivation of a similar relation for the case of rarefied gases flowing through very narrow tubes. Here the flow is proportional only to the third power of P, and it is found to be dependent on temperature T. The latter relation was derived and empirically verified by the Danish physicist Martin Knudsen (1871-1949) in a paper of 1909. On the verso, Einstein derives another relation that is due to Knudsen which says that in gases of very low pressure, a difference in temperature causes a difference in pressure; specifically, it is found that the ratio of pressures is proportional to the square root of the ratio of temperatures. This relation was found and investigated by Knudsen in 1910. Einstein had a long-standing interest in capillarity phenomena, which was the subject of his first two scientific papers, as well as in the kinetic theory of gases and statistical mechanics. He would meet Knudsen in person a year later, in 1911, at the first Solvay Congress in Brussels. We are grateful to Dr. Tilman Sauer of the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology for providing suggestions about the content of these notes and their apparent place in Einstein?s body of work. $60000

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com ]
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        The Works of Theophile Gautier. In twenty-four volumes

      03 - London - George G. Harrap, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive collection, and limited edition, of Gautier's works, illustrated with plates. Limited Edition. The set was limited for sale in America to only 1000 copies. This collection appears to have been originally published by George D. Sproul, New York, for subscribers only, but labels for George G. Harrap, London, have been adhered over the original publisher's information on each titlepage. Complete in twenty-four volumes. Volumes V, VI, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV,XVI,XIX,XX,XI, XXII, XXIII, XXIVfeature illustrated frontispieces and three plates each. Volumes XVII andXVIIIfeature illustrated frontispieces andfour plates each. 'Translated and edited by Professor F. C. de Sumichrast, Department of French, Harvard University'. Contains: Volume I: Mademoiselle De Maupin (Part 1); Volume II:Mademoiselle De Maupin (Part 2); Volume III: The Grotesques; Volume IV: Travels in Spain; Volume V: The Romance of a Mummy; Volume VI: Portraits of the Day; Volume VII: Travels in Italy; Volume VIII: Fortunio, One of Cleopatra's Nights; King Candaules; Volume IX: The Louvre; Volume X: Constantinople; Volume XI: Spirite, The Vampire, Arria Marcella; Volume XII: The Quartette, The Mummy's Foot; Volume XIII: Travels in Russia (Part 1); XIV: Travels in Russia (Part 2); Belgium and Holland; A Day in London; Volume XV: Avatar; Jettatura; The Water Pavilion; Volume XVI: A History of Romanticism; The Progress of French Poetry Since 1830; Volumes XVII, XVIII and XIX: Captain Fracasse; My Private Menagerie; Volume XX: Paris Besieged; Volume XXI: Militona; The Nightingales; The Marchioness's Lap-Dog; Omphale; Volume XXII: Jack and Jill; The Thousand and Second Night; Elias Wildmanstadius; Daniel Jobard; The Bowl of Punch; Volume XXIII: Art and Criticism; The Magic Hat; Volume XXIV: Enales and Cameos, and Other Poems. Pierre Jules Thophile Gautier (30 August 1811 23 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, art and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence and Modernism. He was widely esteemed by writers as diverse as Balzac, Baudelaire, the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Proust and Oscar Wilde. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear and chipping to several of the spine labels. Slight sunning to the spines. Internally, generally firmly bound although pp. 259-260 and 269-70 of volume XII, and pp. 343-6 of volume XVIIare detached but present. A few minor spots to the endpapers but otherwise very clean throughout. Some offsetting of the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Two Original Photographs of Violet Oakley's Studio With Autograph Inscriptions on Back by Violet Oakley

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

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        MONTECARLO. S.L., S.E., S.D. (MA 1900 CIRCA)

      Bellissimo e assai raro insieme:1 cartella in mezza tela con illustrazione al piatto di cm. 53 x 36 contenente 21 litografie a colori sciolte rappresentanti eleganti personaggi dell'alta società francese ritratti in stile caricaturale-umoristico al lor

      [Bookseller: Libreria Palatina Editrice]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO SAMUEL G. BLYTHE

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Heimdal Pen.

      Passer for enhver Haand. Faas hos enhver Papirforhandler. Litografisk plakat i farver. Ca. 1900. 64x88 cm.. Smukt restaureret og dubleret på syrefrit papir. Med nogle ubetydelige rustpletter

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Naturalistik. Farbige Vorlagen im englischen Charakter zur Decken- und Wandmalerei für den praktischen Gebrauch und für jeden Raum passend.

      Berlin ca. 1900. With 20 coloured lithographic plates. Fol. 4 pp. text + plates. Loose as issued in publisher's clothbacked portfolio, slightly worn

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        Kongens Fald. (Foraarets Død, Den store Sommer & Vinteren).

      3 bind i 1. Det Nordiske Forlag, København 1900-01. 127+156+109 sider. Med ubeskåret med orig. omslag (fællesomslaget), samtlige titelblade og det senere trykte fællestitelblad i et smukt samtidigt brunt marmoreret halvlæderbind med rygtitel "Kongens Fald" og rygforgyldning (Refsum). I foret kassette. Omslagene lidt plettet´.. Johansen/Marcus I,31. Attraktivt eksemplar af Johannes V. Jensens væsentligste hovedværk, samlet i et bind, med det nytrykte titelblad, hvor også fællestitlen "Kongens Fald" lanceredes. Det 20. århundredes væsentligste danske roman var skrevet, omtrent før århundredet kom rigtigt i gang

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        Sister Carrie

      New York: Doubleday Page & Co 1900 New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1900. First edition. 8vo. . Original red cloth lettered in black. Hinges cracked, rear free endpaper missing, otherwise a pleasant, clean copy. In folding cloth box with leather spine label . Dreiser's first novel, published by Doubleday, Page in 1900, over the objections of Frank Doubleday. Fewer than 600 copies of this edition were distributed, and subsequent editions were cut and bowdlerized

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        Zarys teoryi kinetycznej ruchów Browna i roztworów metnych.Kraków: Akademia Umiejetnosci, 1906. First edition, offprint issue.

      Very rare first and original edition of this famous paper on Brownian motion (more commonly known in the form of its German translation <i>Zur kinetischen Theorie der Brownschen Molekularbewegung und der Suspensionen</i> published two months later in the Annalen der Physik 21: 756-80). "If Marian Ritter von Smolan-Smoluchowski had been only an outstanding theoretical physicist and not a fine experimentalist as well, he would probably have been the first to publish a quantitative theory on Brownian motion." (Pais).<br/><br/> "From about 1900 Smoluchowski worked on Brownian movement. He wished to use experimental data to verify the theory he had obtained, a desire complicated by the confused situation of experimental research. In the meantime Einstein, in papers of 1905 and 1906, had presented a solution to the problem. Smoluchowski then decided to publish his results in 'Zarys kinetycznej teorii ruchow Browna' [the offered paper] ('An Outline of the Kinetic Theory of Brownian Movement,' 1906), which presented his different method. <br/><br/> "Einstein started from general relations of statistical physics, an approach that was universal but did not lend itself to visualization. For example, Einstein said nothing of the collisions between a Brownian particle and the surrounding molecules. Smoluchowski started by examining the effects of successive collisions and obtained a final formula that differed little from Einstein's. Smoluchowski's further works in this field extend through an examination of the Brownian movement of a particle undergoing the influence of a quasi-elastic force to the Brownian movements of macroscopic bodies. " (DSB).<br/><br/> "Smoluchowski is probably best known to the aerosol community for equations which now carry his name - the Smoluchowski Equations. Derived within the theory of Brownian motion, they also form the foundations of stochastic processes and modern statistical physics. In 1906 Smoluchowski published his mathematical model of Brownian motion. Scientists today, approaching these issues from a stochastic point-of-view, very frequently apply the methodical legacy of Smoluchowski. The main point in the Smoluchowski theory of Brownian motion is the finding that the proper measure of the motion is not the mean velocity of the particle in the suspension, but the mean square of its shift from an initial position. This quantity was published by Einstein (1905) from general laws of diffusion and statistical mechanics and, on the other hand, by Smoluchowski (1906) by detailed analysis of the mechanism of particle motion. In his work, Smoluchowski acknowledged Einstein's approach, but emphasized that his 'method is more direct and hence more convincing than Einstein's'. This was also later stated by Einstein who said that 'Smoluchowski delivered particularly beautiful and descriptive theory of Brownian motion', a piece of work of great relevance to aerosol science. Smoluchowski's work on Brownian motion marks indeed the start of the study of stochastic processes. In 1908 he proposed a theory of critical opalescence which explains the fluctuations in the refractive index of a fluid, liquid or gas. Chandrasekar recognized 'Marian Smoluchowski as the Founder of the Physics of Stochastic Phenomena'." (Szymanski, Marian Wilhelm Theofil von Smoluchowski).. 8vo (260 x 177 mm), uncut and unopened in original printed wrappers (small pencil inscription in red to fron wrapper 'a)'), pp [2] 25 [1:blank]. Very rare

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        View album of Barbados W.I.

      J.R.H. Siefert & Co., Barbados, 1900 (circa). 38pp. 1st ed., clean in original gilt stamped red boards. 10 x 7.5" Fine views of the island all taken by Siefert plus many advertisements for Barbados businesses.

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        Orig. fotografi, signeret.

      Udateret. ca 1900. Orig. foto. 11 x 16,5 cm. Fotograf: James Bourn, Göteborg. Med egenhændigt hilsen til Helena Larsson. Forfatterinden vises i en oval ramme siddende ved et bord med sine bøger. James William Bourn (1849-1917)

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited with a Memoir By H. Buxton Foreman. In Five Volumes

      George Bell and Sons 1900. 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.

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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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        MARIENKIND

      Mainz: Jos. Scholz, (ca. 1900 ). Oblong quarto bound in pictorial cloth-backed paper over boards. This is book number 2 in a series of illustrated books published by Scholz in Mainz, Germany. A bit of light wear, including the text block pulling away from the staples, else a very good copy. The books were identical in format with several artists contributing color illustrations. All of the books repeat a marvelous title page illustration, an ornamental border on the last page and endleaves, all overtly Art Nouveau in style. They are all lovely examples of period graphic design. This title is one of the most desirable in the series, due to the illustrations of Lefler and Urban, two of the leading artists of the Jugendstihl movement in Vienna.

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        Montecarlo.

      Bellissimo e assai raro insieme:1 cartella in mezza tela con illustrazione al piatto di cm. 53 x 36 contenente 21 litografie a colori sciolte rappresentanti eleganti personaggi dell'alta società francese ritratti in stile caricaturale-umoristico al loro arrivo a Montecarlo, durante il soggiorno e i giochi, e infine alla loro partenza. Si tratta di 15 tavole semplici di cm. 52 x 35 e 6 tavole doppie di cm. 52 x 70. Le illustrazioni sono precedute da una tavola di prefazione firmata dall'autore e datata ottobre 1900 in cui Goursat dichiara come cosa accettata dagli interessati l'essere raffigurati in questo album.La cartella presenta tracce d'uso e il dorso quasi completamente staccato; le tavole hanno strappetti più o meno profondi ai margini a volte con piccole perdite e qualche segno di piegatura; le tavole doppie sono per alcuni centimetri tagliate lungo la piegatura ( ma tutti i danni sono stati dichiarati perfettamente risanabili dal restauratore). Non siamo riusciti a ricavare notizia certa circa la completezza o meno della cartella che, peraltro, al precedente proprietario, risultava essere completa: l'insieme è comunque davvero gustoso e non comune.

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        UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS

      1900. 2. HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS. NY: D. Appleton 1881. 8vo, (5 x 7 1/2"), brown cloth stamped in gold and black, 231p. + [viii]p. ads, occasional finger soil, light cover soil else VG+. 1st ed., 3rd state (probably printng) with "presumptuous spelled correctly on p. 9 bottom line and with an ad for this title in the rear. Illus. by Frederick Church and James Moser. Harris was the first American author to set out to chronicle American Black legends and stories. Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox have become American icons. This is a nice copy of this book. Peter Parley to Penrod p56, BAL 7100, Grolier, 100 Influential American Books prior to 1900 #83..

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        L'ITALIA NEI CENTO ANNI DEL SECOLO XIX (1801-1900), GIORNO PER GIORNO ILLUSTRATA.

      In-16 gr., 5 voll., tela edit. figur. a colori, in cofanetto. Questa rara e celebrata opera - anche per l'importante apparato iconografico nel t. e in tavv. f.t. - è cosi' suddivisa: "Vol. I" (1801-1825), pp. LXX, 1369,(7) - "Vol. II" (1826-1849), pp. XII,1759,(5) - "Vol. III" (1850-1860), pp. XVI,1727 - "Vol. IV" (1861-1870), pp. XXXI,1340,(4) - "Vol. V" (1871-1900), pp. XV,1602. Esempl. molto ben conservato.

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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+. 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&#39;s.) Prior to that it was one of the most popular gambling games of the 1700&#39;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&#39;s and eventually became the most popular gambling game in the entire country for a whole century, from the early 1800&#39;s - early 1900&#39;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&#39;d just set the cards out on a table or flat space anyway and start up a game. Because of it&#39;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. It was one of the few games played by all classes - virtually everyone, of all races, sexes and means. Faro was so popular that a lot of people lost a lot of money playing it and other gambling game...

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        IL BERNINI. La sua vita, la sua opera, il suo tempo. Con prefazione di Adolfo Venturi.

      In-4 p., mz. pelle coeva (abras. e piccoli spacchi al dorso) pp. VIII,455, con un importante apparato iconografico di 270 riproduzioni delle opere del maestro in b.n. nel t. Importamte monografia. Come precisa Adolfo Venturi: ?il Fraschetti ha ben compreso come convenisse staccarsi dalle biografie del Baldinucci e del figlio del Bernini, per ricostruire la vita gloriosa di questo pontefice massimo dell?arte nostra del Seicento..?. Testo molto ben conservato.

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        Concerning Children

      Boston: Small, Maynard & Company. VG+/NONE. 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 49, 43, 60. 1st edition/1st printing. 1 of only 2000 copies printed. This author was quite well-known in her day as a feminist and an activist for women&#39;s rights, and as an author writing about women&#39;s issues. She was the grandniece of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her best known story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," is about a woman who suffers from a mental breakdown due to the birth of her child and the prescription of isolated bed rest from her physician husband, which paralleled some of the events of her own life. She co-edited the Pacific Coast Women&#39;s Press with socialist Helen Campell. When she turned to lecturing, she became well known for her discussion on women&#39;s topics. With the book "Woman and Economics" in 1898, she emerged as a spokesperson on such topics as women&#39;s perspectives on work and family. She co-founded the Women&#39;s Peace Party in 1915 with activist Jane Addams. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt printing and gilt & green decorations. The half-title page is the first page and there is a very narrow paper-only slit at the gutter; however, the book is very firmly bound and very tight. It is straight, clean, and has no handwriting or damage to the text paper. There are small areas of wear to the binding cloth at the tips of the corners and spine ends, a trace of rubbing to the "N" and "C" in &#39;Concerning" on the front panel, and the cloth and printing of the spine is a bit dulled. A very scarce book, and really in quite excellent condition. ; 7-1/2" x 4-7/8"; 298 pages .

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        Das Wesen Des Christentums.

      Leipzig, J. C. Hinrichs, 1900. 8vo. Contemporary green half cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Very light brownspotting to front free end-paper and title-page, otherwise a very fine and clean copy. (4), 189, (3) pp.. The very rare first edition of Harnack's seminal and hugely popular work on the essence of Christianity, which later gave birth to the movement of Liberal Protestantism. Today it is widely regarded as being one of the most influential works of modern protestantism. "No other book has so deeply stirred the world of theological thought as Harnack's work on the essence of Christianity" (The Catholic University bulletin, 9. Binding, P. 206)."Harnack expounded what he believed to be the core of the Christian religion, set free from the encrustations of dogma that had been laid down through the centuries. The core is to be reached by penetrating back to the teaching of Jesus himself, and Harnack represented this teaching as proclaiming the fatherhood of God, the infinite worth of the human soul, and the ethical ideal of the kingdom of God. The supposedly original gospel of Jesus is also claimed to be the only version of Christianity that can make sense for modern minds, since it is free from theological and metaphysical mystifications." (Borchert, Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Vol. 4, P. 228)."These lectures of 'The Essence of Christianity' by the then professor of church history at Berlin University were received with an enthusiasm unparalleled for centuries in the field of religious pamphleteering. They proclaimed the fundamental concord of the tenets of the early Church as preserved in the non-Roman Churches with the social and economic morality of the twentieth; and innumerable reprints and translations broadcast this message of liberal Protestantism all over the world. [...] Harnack's influence upon the intellectual life of Germany was enormous". (PMM 390)The vast popularity of the of the book is attested to by the well documented fact that at one point in 1900 the railway terminal in Leipzig was brought to a standstill by goods trains loaded with printed copies of the book!PMM 390

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        Ian Hamilton's March. Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H.Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.

      Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1900.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, rebound in burgundy half-calf with gilt lettering and rule at spine, omitting the publisher's advertisements and catalogue. xii + 409pp. With a four page preface by the author, a tissue-protected portrait frontispiece and ten maps and plans including a three-colour folding map at rear. Calf a little rubbed and chafed at backstrip and several extremities. Endpapers and half-title very lightly spotted, else a very crisp and bright copy. The second volume of Churchill's Boer War experiences, an edited collection of reports originally published in 'The Morning Post', including four letters hitherto unpublished and chapter xvi consisting of extracts from the Journal of Lieutenant H.Frankland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

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        COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

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

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night; The Supplemental Nights. Arabian Nights Entertainments. Shammar Edition. Seventeen (17) Volumes, Complete

      Denver, Colorado: The Burton Club, for Private Subscribers Only. 1900. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F Limited Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. Undated, ca. 1900. Shammar edition, number 852 of 1000 numbered sets. Seventeen volumes total, comprised of ten volumes of the Thousand Nights and a Night plus seven volumes of Supplemental Nights. Facsimile of the original edition, illustrated throughout with high quality black and white or sepia toned plates with captioned tissues. Khaki tan cloth with paper spine labels, top edges gilt, other edges uncut, each volume about 9.75 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide and about 1.5 inches thick. Volume I is externally fair, internally very good, all other volumes very good. Rather plain but very neat in appearance, some light finger soil to the exteriors, uniform age-toning to the spine labels (small portion of Burton&#39;s name scuffed on volume 2), all hinges good, text blocks firm, pages very clean and free from names or other markings. The front cover of volume I has some pink spotting and skinned areas where something may have been stuck to the front, tiny dampstain to top of rear endpapers and last few pages.

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        LA SPEDIZIONE DI SUA ALTEZZA REALE IL PRINCIPE LUIGI AMEDEO DI SAVOIA DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI AL MONTE SANT'ELIA (ALASKA) NEL 1897.ILLUSTRATA DA FOTOGRAFIE STRAORDINARIE DI VITTORIO SELLA., Milano, Hoepli Ulrico, 1900

      285 x 195, elegante rilegatura tutta tela rossa con titoli in rilievo, pp. XVII, 284. Notevole e straordinaria la documentazione fotografica (del grande VITTORIO STELLA) con 34 tav.,f.t., 4 grandi panorami ripiegati alla fine, 2 carte geografiche in lito a colori ripiegate nella tasca posteriore. ed ancora circa 100 illustrazioni fotografiche intercalate nel testo. Il De Filippi, valente chirurgo ed alpinista, fu capo della spedizione scientifica del 1913-1914 sull'Himalaia ed ancora cronista delle tre grandi spedizioni del Duca degli Abruzzi.

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        Peinture d'art nouveau, decorations murales et plafonds (2a série), Paris- Dourdan, Juliot Ch., éditeur, 1900

      34 x 44, Cartella con lacci. completa con 40 straordinarie tavole a colori (+ 12 pag. di commenti alle "planches") Decorazioni, stucchi, capitelli dell'art nouveau. L'eleganza schiude i suoi segreti con le tavole particolareggiate e finemente decorate a colori delicatissimi. La stessa copertina della cartella è decorata a colori. L'autore è prof. de composition décorative diplomé (Med. d'argent à Exp. Universelle 1889 et med.bronze à Exp. Universelle 1900)

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        LA PEINTURE DECORATIVE au XVIII siècle (Oeuvre complet - I- II- III- IV serie), Paris, Guérinet Armand, editeur, 1900

      senza data ma primi '900. cm. 32 x 39,5, unico volume rilegatura coeva mz. pelle con titoli in oro al dorso. Contiene l'opera completa delle quattro serie, così suddivise : (ogni tavola ha anche più figure), noi indichiamo il numero delle figure rilevate dalle "tables des planches". PRIMA SERIE : Sujets de genre, pastorales 36 figure. SECONDA SERIE : Enfants, amours, sujets mytologiques etc. (par Boucher, Natoire, Fragonard, Prudhon, Huet. etc. etc.) 43 figure. TERZA SERIE : Livres de chinoiseries (paysage, perspectives & ornements - epoque Louis XV) par Boucher, Wattheau, Peyrotte, Huquier, Galley. 96 figure. QUARTA SERIE : Gravures et peintures d'apres Boucher, Fragonard, Watteau. 168 figure. L'opera completa viene offerta a

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        Choix de compositions et de projets de décoration de l'époque du 1er Empire, Paris, Guérinet Armand, editeur, 1900

      cm. 30 x 40, cartella cartonata semplice anonima, che contiene 40 tavole di cui 8 colorate a mano e 32 in b/n (illustrazioni di vasi di innumerevoli foggie, piatti in ceramica, gioielli, composizioni mitologiche, ecc. veramente splendide. L'autore, che ha scelto le immagini, era "chef des services administratifs de la bibliothéque et des archives de la manifacture de Sévres"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Les Sciences Maudites

      Paris: Edition de la Maison d&#39;Art, 1900. According to copyright/limitation page, this is one of 10 examples using both Paper du Japon as well as China paper, although unnumbered. 202 numbered pages, with many unnumbered illustrated plates throughout, as well as several preliminary unnumbered endpapers and pages of ads in the rear. An index to illustrations is also included. Collated and complete, although one section of pages after page 48 is MISBOUND further on, but present. All illustrations called for are present, including two in color. Rebound in ¼ leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Original binding also had a color illustration, which is now lacking. Paper of two different stocks, a rough pinkish colored paper and a somewhat glossy white paper. Both the Dorbon and Caillet bibliographies describe this as a deluxe publication although neither mention this particular apparently limited edition. Providing both a history of the Cursed sciences and occult, from ancient times to 1900, this work explores black magic, alchemy, magic and sorcery, occultism in fin de siecle France, occult medicine, astrology, and provides an incantation for the 10 divine names, among other topics. ALL TEXT IN FRENCH. In VERY GOOD condition. Some fading to the covers. Minor scuffing to the covers, with moderate scuffing along the leather hinges and the extremities. Some bumping to the extremities. Very minor soiling. Inner text clean and solid with previous owner&#39;s stamp in blind on a blank front endpaper. Minor to moderate darkening along the page extremities and faces.Very minor loss to the upper page tips to the last third of the book. [Caillet II 5598, Dorbon 2299]. . First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.

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

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

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

      London: MAcmillan and Col, Limited; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1900. STRIKINGLY BEAUTIFUL, HIGHLY POLISHED, FULL TREE CALF PRIZE BINDINGS for the RUGBY SCHOOL ________ Bound and signed "Lawrence. Binder. Rugby." at top of each front endpaper. Spine with five raised bands, red and green title and author/volume labels; elaborate gilt ruled and gilt-tooled panels. ________ Pagination xv, 533 pp; [iv], 470 pp; [iv], 522 pp (index from pp. 475-522). ________ Front and back boards with floriated gilt role tool; all board edges gilt tooled; Rugby School coat of arms in center of each front board; all pages edges marbled to match endpapers. ________ This set was awarded to E. J. White as a prize for his work in physics in 1905. Award bookplate in the first volume only is signed and dated by H. A. James, leader of the Rugby School. E.J. White is later recorded having obtained First Classes in the Tripos examinations at Cambridge. ________ H. A. James was one of the most important educators of his time, and the influence of Rugby and its students was enormous, and in many ways the stereotype of the English public school. Rugby was partly the inspiration for TOM BROWN&#39;S SCHOOL DAYS. The Rugby School, founded in 1567, is a co-educational boarding school located in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire, England, and it is one of the oldest independent schools in all of Britain ________ Half leather bindings on this set bring $289-$584; however, this present set is in stunning and quite exceptional FULL TREE-CALF PRIZE BINDINGS !!! and except for only slight wear, is in the finest of condition.

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

      1900. Approximately 7.5" x 9.75". Illustrations range in size from 4.5" to 6.5" high and 6" to 7.5" wide. Un-paginated. One page of text describing the history of the Penelope and the names of the crew members that sailed on this voyage followed by an illustrated title page plus 50 additional full-page watercolors made during the voyage which began in San Francisco. Each illustration is dated and captioned. The 51 paintings are bright and vivid with some minor marginal smudges. The self-made book is holding together nicely although three empty pinholes along the spine suggest that at one time it was additionally bound with a string. The cloth cover is soiled and damp-stained. The hinges are cracked and the rear fixed endpaper is partially missing. This is a superb whaling journal illustrated with exceptionally well done watercolor paintings by the ship&#39;s boatsteerer (harpooner), John Bertonccini. Although the text entries are short and concise, each of the illustrations is truly worth a thousand words. Illustrations include harpooning whales, towing whales, hoisting blubber, harpooning walrus, poisoning polar bear, and more. Bertonccini was known by his peers as "Johnny the Painter" for his work in creating theatrical scenery for the plays performed by whalemen while they wintered over in the Arctic at Herschel Island. Although in this journal Bertonccini signs his last name with only one &#39;c&#39;, library and museum references consistently use two. Some of his works are in the collections of the Kendall Whaling Museum (now, I believe, merged with the New Bedford Whaling Museum), the Peabody Essex Museum, and the J. Porter Shaw Library. This is a very impressive and beautifully depicted rare record of whaling life at the turn of the last century. . Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Bertonccini, John Julius. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Souvenir: Being a Collection of Sketches & Drawings (Royal Naval & Military Bazaar, Organized by Charles Peter Little in Aid of H.R.H. Princess Christian&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s preeminent "battle" painters of the late Victorian era. Unpaginated.

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

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

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        The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments...

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

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

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1900. First ed. Folio, 23, 1 pp., with 50 full-page photogravure plates. Publisher&#39;s cloth, with the arms of the City of Glasgow embossed in gilt on the upper cover, slightly faded along the top edge of the upper board. Newly re-backed with calf and morocco spine label in gilt. A few plates show one or two spots of light foxing in the blank margins. A very good copy. The city of Glasgow contained some of the worse slum in Europe in the mid nineteenth century. In 1866 the City finally passed an act which enabled it to destroy the decaying buildings of the old city center. Thomas Annan was commissioned to record the buildings, streets and alleys before they were demolished. The resulting images are a haunting record of poverty, yet beautifully rendered examinations of architecture and atmosphere. Forty of the images were first published as carbon prints in 1878 as PHOTOGRAPHS OF OLD CLOSES, STREETS, &C. TAKEN 1868-1877. Annan continued to make pictures of these locals, and in 1900 this edition with additional images was published utilizing the photogravure process. Although not stated, it is presumed that the photogravures were made by John Craig Annan, his son, who is considered one of the master practitioners of the process. TRUTHFUL LENS #4 "One hundred copies were specially printed for the Corporation of Glasgow in a cloth binding, gilt embossed with the arms of the city." In William Buchanan&#39;s J.CRAIG ANNAN: SELECTED TEXTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY, he states that there were a total of 250 copies printed with two imprints, that of MacLehose comprising 150 copies, and 100 copies with the imprint of T& R Annan & Sons. This work is regarded as a monument of photographically illustrated social documentation.

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        La Locomotion a Travers l&#39;Histoire et les Moeurs

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

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