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        The Complete Works of Charles Dickens - 30 volumes

      Harper & Brothers, 1900. Hardcover. VeryGood. 30 volumes, green cloth boards, gilt lettering & decoration to spine. Top edge gilt, pages uncut, frontispieces & plate illustrations on glossy paper. A very nice production, cleanly typeset. This set has very little wear other than minor shelfwear except for the Christmas Books volume which has a small (1/2") tear to bottom of backstrip. Else a beautiful set, one that is truly pleasurable to read as well as good-looking on the shelf!".

      [Bookseller: Browsers Bookstore]
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        Photo Album, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

      1900.. Paperback. Very good. Ca. 1900, views include Singapore street scenes, Western visitor in turn of the century automobile, Western children with local nanny, "The F. M. S. Railways Station Hotel, Kuala Lumpur", and the "F. M. S. Railways Offices, KL"; early typesetting machines with local workers, bungalow & grounds, British military parade, "The Mosque at Kuala Lumpur", family portraits, views from the family bungalow, interior residential views, views of pineapple field and river agricultural processing vessels; "Government office at Kuala Lumpur"; scenes of native life. Oblong 8vo album of 70 b&w photographs, some 5 x 4 in; most 4 3/4 x 4 in.; a few slt smaller at 4 x 3 in. Brown cord bound cardboard album, with hand lettered title at front cover "Snapshots" and the initials "F. J. M." Covers slt rubbed at edges, rear cover detached, o/w very good.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS

      1900. 1. HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS. NY: D. Appleton 1881. 8vo, brown cloth stamped in gold and black, 231p. + [viii]p. ads, some soil on a few pages and slightest of cover soil near fine. 1st ed., 1st issue with "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line and without ads for this title in 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..

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Adonais

      (Essex House Press, 1900). . Limited edition, no. 7 of 50 copies printed on vellum, 8vo, 30, (2) pp. Hand coloured frontispiece of Keat’s grave and hand coloured initial letters by C.R. Ashbee throughout, slight creasing to the frontispiece, a couple of patches of browning, armorial bookplate of Roderick Terry. Original vellum, blind stamped vignette to upper cover, an excellent copy. One of the 14 volumes in Ashbee’s “Great Poems” series, and the only one to have such a small limitation, the others appearing in limitations of between 125 and 165.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

      (Essex House Press, 1900). . Limited edition, no. 31 of 125 copies printed on vellum, 8vo, (20) pp. Hand coloured frontispiece and hand coloured initial letters by C.R. Ashbee throughout, later inscription to front blank, marbled endpapers. Later pale lilac gilt decorated morocco, spine slightly browned with a pinhole to the top portion. One of the 14 volumes in Ashbee’s “Great Poems” series.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

      London, Chatto and Windus,, 1900. and Other Stories and Sketches. Octavo, pp. [viii] + 414 + [ii] + 32 adverts. Publisher's orange cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, front board pictorially stamped in yellow and black. in protective cloth wrapper and solander box. Inscribed on the half title page "To / Miss Mildred Williamson / with the Compliments of / Mark Twain / Oct. 5 / 00". Cloth cover rubbed, stained and bumped, spine with two holes, three different bookplates and one gift stamp on front preliminaries, library paper label on rear pastedown. First UK Edition, (a reprint of the American edition except for "Christian science and the Book of Mrs Eddy" and "Diplomatic Pay and Clothes" which are absent from the American edition).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Livre d'Heures Contenant la Sainte Messe et des Prières Diverses

      France, c. 1900. 16mo. (40)ff. A modern illuminated manuscript, hand-calligraphed in black ink on vellum and illustrated with illuminated vine and tendril outer borders on sixteen leaves in red, gold, and blue. Chapter headings in red. With numerous gilt initials throughout, many of which are ornamented with blue or red penwork that extends into the margins. This book of hours, made for the French noblewoman Adéle de Cassin, is an exquisite example of modern calligraphy. Bound in light brown morocco with onlays of black morocco in an interlace pattern outlined in gold. The spine has onlays of black squares outlined in gold. In the center of the design on the front cover is the ruby and diamond-bejeweled monogram of the book's owner worked in silver and gold and surmounted by a gold and silver coronet with a ruby and diamond band. Fastened with a diamond and pearl clasp and gold catches. With rich gilt dentelles and dark green morocco doublures stamped with gilt fleurs-de-lis. Endleaves of green watered silk are stamped with the same pattern. Housed in a felt-lined Niger morocco clamshell box. Gilt ornamentation has caused some faint discoloration on the page opposite the title page, else extremely fine. A.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The poetical works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

      London: Ellis & Elvey, 1900. 8vo (19.6 cm, 7.75"). Frontis., xxxi, [1], 380, [4 (adv.)] pp. Beautifully bound volume of Rossetti's poems, with a frontispiece portrait of the author and a preface by the author's brother. Binding: Signed binding by Cedric Chivers: Brown morocco, covers with gilt-stamped Art Nouveau curved designs and inlaid flowers of red morocco; front cover with painted rendition of the author's "Beata Beatrix" in one of Chivers's famed Vellucent panels. Spine stamped in gilt with red inlaid flowers, turn-ins with gilt-stamped corner fleurons. Top edge gilt. Binding as above, spine and board edges darkened, minor traces of wear to extremities, spine head with small chip. Offsetting to free endpapers from turn-ins. Front fly-leaf with inked gift inscription dated 1919. Pages clean.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Original watercolour drawings portraying characters from Dickens's Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist

      [c.1900-1930]. 33 original pen-and-ink watercolour illustrations (image size averaging c. 185 × 125 mm), each mounted on a hand-cut french mat, bordered in watercolour. All housed in a red morocco-backed bookform folding case. 14 of the Pickwick Papers illustrations a little spotted, with occasional mild tanning, but overall an excellent set. A lovely suite of watercolour character portraits, from Dickens's Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, by noted artist Joseph Clayton "Kyd" Clarke (1857-1937). His first Dickens illustrations appeared in 1887 in Fleet Street Magazine, achieving immediate popularity with two published collections appearing shortly after; numerous sets of postcards based on his Dickens drawings were also published. After this initial success Clarke earned his living making watercolour sketches such as these, selling them to and through the London book trade. Even as early as 1890 Clarke's Dickens sketches were being sought by major Dickens collectors such as Tom Wilson. The British Museum acquired a collection of 598 "Kyd" Dickens illustrations in 1910, and the V&A, the Charles Dickens Museum, and the University of Texas (Austin, TX), each have a significant collection. Even today Dickens's larger-than-life characters are largely imagined through "Kyd" Clarke's depictions; in 2012 six of his illustrations were issued as stamps by the Royal Mail to mark the 200th anniversary of Dickens's birth. This is a nice comprehensive collection showcasing "Kyd"'s talent for characterisation. Each portrait has an atmospheric wisp of watercolour around the feet by way of background, is signed "Kyd", named, and placed in its respective book; the characters depicted are, from Pickwick Papers: Mr Pickwick, Sam Weller, Tony Weller, Sergeant Buzfuz, Mr Perker, Mr Bardell, Bob Sawyer, Mr Snodgrass, Dismal Jemmy, Mr Fogg, Job Trotter, Mr Jingles, Mr Jackson, Mr Bantam, Luffey, Mr Dowler, Dumkins, Tommy Bardell, Mr Dodson, Grummer, Mr John Smauker, Blazes, Mr Winkle, and Justice Stareleigh; and from Oliver Twist: The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes, Mr Bubmle, Toby Crackit, Mr Sowerberry and Mr Grimwig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Life and Works

      Troy & New York: Pafraets Book Company,, [c. 1900]. 12 volumes, octavo. Recent tan half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, blue morocco labels, marbled sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Contents lightly toned. An excellent set. The Library Edition, one of a limited edition of 1000 sets printed on large paper by the Merrymount Press, considered the finest representative of Arts and Crafts publishing in the US and highly regarded by William Morris. An attractively printed and handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Life and Works of Charles Lamb, complete in 12 volumes -- 1/100 copies of the Edmonton Edition on Japanese Vellum

      Boston: R. H. Hinkley. c. 1900. Edmonton Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 12 volumes. This set is number 39 of 100 of the Edmonton Edition, printed on Japanese Vellum by the Merrymount Press. Volume 1 is initialed on the limitation page by D. B. Updike, the head of Merrymount. Hardcovers, large 8vos., uniformly bound in 3/4 leather with patterned boards and matching endpapers; gilt titles and ruling; teg; tissue-covered frontis in each volume. A Near Fine set with uniform darkening to the spines, as well as light rubbing to the paper covered boards, and edgewear; gilt titles are complete and bright. Clean and unmarked text. Tight, square bindings. Complete in 12 volumes. Includes: A Life of Lamb (Ainger) / Essays of Elia / Last Essays of Elia / Tales from Shakspeare / Poems, Plays and Miscellaneous Essays (in 2 vols.) / Mrs. Leicester's School (in 2 vols.) / Letters of Lamb (in 4 volumes). Due to the size of this set, extra postage may be required.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        GREEK AND LATIN, THE CLASSICS. ANCIENT ROME & GREECE. Leather Library Set Complete in 15 volumes

      New York: Vincent Parke & Co, No date, circa 1900. PARNASSUS EDITION, LIMITED TO 750 SETS, THIS ONE BEING #37, SIGNED by the editor.. Full title: THE CLASSICS. GREEK & LATIN. The Most Celebrated Works of Hellenic and Roman Literature, Embracing Poetry, Romance, History, Oratory, Science and Philosophy, Translated into English Prose and Verse by Distinguished Men of Letters. 15 Volumes. About 400 pages per volume, 7 volumes of Greek and 8 volumes of Latin classics. The Parnassus Edition, LIMITED TO 750 SETS, THIS ONE BEING #37, SIGNED by the editor. bound in full leather bindings. Thick tooled leather covers with early Greek goddess Athena type figure embossed on covers. With blind Greek style embossing, gilded spines, the top edges are gilded. Thick quality rag styled paper, gilded title and limitation page, full page plates protected in tissue, and hand finished, signed in pencil by the artists (only the ones that are hand finished). Red and black ink, each section starts with an enlarged block letter, thick quality rag style paper with wide margins, well laid out, with many pages uncut. Sewn in bookmarks. 9.50 inches tall. These take up aproximately 24 inches of shelf space. In VERY GOOD+ condition. Very fresh and supple bindings. The hinges are 100% fully attached. Very fresh bright and clean, pages uncut and therefore unread. Appears free of foxing. This is a gorgeous set. Some light general rubs wear, some spine fading, and an early inscription. This is a beautiful set on Ancient Rome and Greece. Bound in thick, full leather bindings, this is an impressive set.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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        George Eliot : Works : Adam Bede - The Mill on the Floss - Silas Marner - Scenes of Clerical Life - Felix Holt - Romola - Middlemarch - Spanish Gypsy - Daniel Deronda - Impressions of Theophrastus Such, Essays, and Leaves from a note-book [Complete in 10 volumes]

      Edinburgh and London : William Blackwood and Sons, [ca. 1900?], 1900. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 10v. fronts. ; 21cm. 10 volume edition of George Eliot's works, undated, published ca. 1900. Publication date interpreted by typeface and British Library catalogue. Subjects: Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Novels -- Works -- English fiction -- English literature -- 19th century. Each volume include a frontis with tissue guard. Physical description: 10v. fronts. ; 21cm. 10 volume edition of George Eliot's works, undated, published ca. 1900. Publication date interpreted by typeface and British Library catalogue. Subjects: Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Novels -- Works -- English fiction -- English literature -- 19th century. Each volume include a frontis with tissue guard.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        With the Flag to Pretoria: A History of the Boer War 1899-1900

      00 00, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A uniformly bound complete four volume set of Wilson's With the Flag to Pretoria: A History of the Boer War 1899-1900 and After Pretoria: The Guerilla War. The Supplement to With the Flag to Pretoria (forming Volume III and IV of the complete work). In four volumes complete. First edition. The first two volumes are illustrated mainly from photographs and authentic sketches taken in South Africa. ' With a coloured foldout map to front of both volume I and II. The second two volumes have many illustrations, mainly from photographs taken at the seat of war. Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1866 - 1940), known often only as H. W. Wilson, was a British journalist and naval historian. The Second Boer War and the earlier, much less well known, First Boer War (December 1880 - March 1881) are collectively known as the Boer Wars. The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the annexation of both republics by the British Empire; both would eventually be incorporated into the Union of South Africa, a dominion of the British Empire, in 1910. The conflict is commonly referred to as The Boer War but is also known as the South African War outside South Africa, the Anglo-Boer War among most South Africans. Bound by Broadbere, Southampton, with binder's labels to rear pastedowns. With a photograph inserted to the third volume. Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally, generally smart but with minor wear to extremities, occasional rubbing and slight marks to boards and the odd stain. With slight marginal fading to someboards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout, with occasional handling marks in particular to text block edges. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A Bibliography of "The Complete Angler" of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (the printer's copy)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. First Edition, Limited to 120 copies. Very Good condition but for moderate cover soil and mild offset to the front endpapers. SEE PHOTOS. Finely printed by The De Vinne Press. This copy bears the De Vinne Press bookplate, with their logo. The bookplate states: "OFFICE COPY, Not to be carried to Workrooms or elsewhere." Tipped to the front free endpaper is an autograph letter from the author to the book's printer, Theodore De Vinne, requesting an errata slip, and ending with the comment, "P/S - Dam delighted with the book." Hardcover. 8.25" wide by 10.25" tall. Illustrated with many title page facsimiles from early and other significant editions of THE COMPLETE ANGLER. This is a fully descriptive bibliography, with detailed collations, useful notes on editions, reprints, illustrations, etc. Bound in the original gilt-stamped tan boards with parchment spine and corners. Subtitle: "Being a Chronologically Arranged List of the Several Editions and Reprints, From the First Edition MDCLII Until the Year MCM… Illustrated by 86 Photo-Engraved Reproductions of Title Pages.". With letter SIGNED by the AUTHOR. First Edition, Limited to 120 copies. Hardcover. Near Very Good condition. (xii), 204pp. + errata page.

      [Bookseller: About Books]
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        The Works of H. Fielding. Edited by G. Saintsbury. With Illustrations by Herbert Railton and E.J. Wheeler

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1900-01., 1900. 12 volumes; small 8vo. Contemporary dark green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines uniformly faded to brown, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Illustrated with 3 plates per book. Showing a little rubbing to extremities. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Lord Jim

      London: William Blackwood & Sons,1900.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. A very bright near fine copy with only light shelf wear.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Visayan-English Dictionary = : Kapulbungan Binisaya-Ininglis / [Compiled By] J. Kaufmann. [ Kapulungan Binisaya-Ininglis ]

      Iloilo, P. I. : Printed By La Editorial, [1900], 1900. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : xiv, 1045 p. Subject: Cebuano language - Dictionaries - English. Association copy; inscribed to Cardinal Dougherty [Philadelphia] by the Bishop of Jaro, dated May 10, 1935. From the Bay Haven library with bookplate. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked leather-backed buckram boards. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Scans and additional detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Die KŠmme Aller Zeiten von der Steinzeit bis zur Gegenwart, Eine Sammlung von Abbildungen * The Combs of all Times from the Stone Age to the Present Day, A Collection of Reproductions * Le Peigne a Travers les Ages, Collection de Reproductions. Winter's Working copy of Two volumes of original drawings, photographs and correspondence with folder of additional material on coins

      Leipzig., 1900-14. Illustrated by Original author and contributor pencil drawings, journal articles, photographs, clippings, correspondence. Manuscript edition. Printed green cloth folder and gussets. 4to. pp. 217 leaves. Very Good. Several published articles and clippings with original pencil and some color drawings and photographs mounted on plate paper. Some of the drawings were from a museum artist in Vienna, most are Winter's. Correspondence includes handwritten letters from George Francis Hill 1931-1936 to Winter on British Museum Stationery, Postdirektor a. D. Eklinger Schloss Reichelsdorf bei Nurnberg 1914, Williams and Norgate Booksellers and Publishers Oxford (unsigned note with photographs). The mounted plate papers with multiple photographs and drawings on each total 210 pieces with an additional 2 small drawings and 4 loose items (217 pieces). This includes 27 items in a supplementary folder entitled representations of Combs incidental to other symbols or designs; 58 items in first folder; 131 items in second folder. The folders have the same binding as the published piece with 84 plates by Verlag Von H. A. Ludwig Degener, Leipzig (1906-7). There is much unpublished material collected in the manuscript which was not published; 11.25 pounds of information in two sunned folders with several missing side flaps. He continued work beyond publication due to the dates on the correspondence and additional work on monuments, coins and graves are included in the supplementary folder. A rare body of work in preparation for a rare work on combs of all times..

      [Bookseller: OLD WORKING BOOKS (since 1994)]
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        The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture For Gardeners and Botanists [12 Volumes Complete] Contains Volume I [A-CAR] to Volume VIII [TUR-Z and Supplement] Continuous; Plus Volume IX With Index and Century Supplement [1]; Volume X Century Supplement [2]; Volume XI Century Supplement [3]; Volume XII Century Supplement [4]

      Published by L. Upcott Gill 170 Strand, London circa 1900. 12 Volumes. London circa 1900. Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original emerald green cloth covers, gilt and black title lettering and botanic illustrations to the spines and to the upper panels, all page edges gilt, lemon end papers. Quarto 10½'' x 8''. Contains printed pages of text with 36 fine full-page tissue-guarded colour chromolithograph plates and numerous monochrome woodcut illustrations throughout. Minimal rubbing of the cloth to the spine ends, cloth and spines are not faded and in very near Fine condition, unprecedented twelve volume set, superb. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Little Women and Little Women Wedded

      Sampson Low, Marston and Company. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; undated Victorian era hardcover - olive illustrated boards with floral design moderately rubbed and marked but still firm, two owner inscriptions at front, 242 pages plus catalogue, an attractive and scarce early copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . AVERAGE. 1900.

      [Bookseller: c-books.co.uk]
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        THE WORKS OF ALEXANDRE DUMAS, Together with, THE CELEBRATED CRIMES OF HISTORY

      New York and Boston: E.B. Hall and Company FORTY VOLUMES uniformly bound. No date but circa 1900. Fine leather over marbled boards, matching endpapers. Top edges gilt. Panelled spines lettered and designed in gilt. Frontispieces in each volume with captioned tissue-guards. Three small newspaper clippings tipped-in to a front preliminary of Volume 1 regarding Dumas and dated 1922. This set included the 32-volume "Works" as well as the 8-volume "Celebrated Crimes". An extensive set, beautifully bound. The author (1802-1870) was a French novelist and writer, best known for his historical adventure novels, such as "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo". . Buckner Library Edition. 3/4 Cobalt Morocco. Minor Edge Wear./No Jacket. Octavo.

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        Works of William Harrison Ainsworth Edition de Luxe

      London - G. J. Howell and Company, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome uniformly bound 'Edition de Luxe' collection of novels by William Harrison Ainsworth illustrated by George Cruikshank, Phiz, John Gilbert, Tony Johannot, Hablot K. Browne andJohn Franklin. In fifteen volumes. Titles are as follows: Windsor Castle, An Historical Romance; Crichton; Auriol or, The Elixir of Life; The Spendthift,A Tale; The Miser's Daughter; The Lancashire Witches, A Romance of Pendle Forest; The Star-Chamber, An Historical Romance; Jack Sheppard,ARomance; Boscobel or, The Royal Oak, A Tale of theYear 1651; Mervyn Clitheroe; The Tower of London, An Historical Romance; Old Saint Paul's,ATale ofthe Plague and theFire; Ovingdean Grange, A Tale of the South Downs; TheFlitch of Bacon or, TheCustom of Dunmow, A Tale of theEnglish Home;and Guy Fawkes or, The Gunpowder Treason, An Historical Romance. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English historical novelist . He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Condition: Handsomely bound in cloth with decorative gilt to spines. Externally, in excellent condition with only very slight fading to some spines and the odd very slight mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with odd spotting and handling marksto some volumes and slight foxing to some endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The River War, signed and dated by Churchill in the year of publication

      Longmans, Green & Co. This first edition, final printing of Churchill's second book was signed by Churchill on 28 December 1900, during his first lecture tour of the U.S.A. and Canada, for Major-General Sir Gerald Charles Kitson KCVO, CB, CMG (1856-1950), then serving as British Military Attache in Washington, D.C. The author's signature in black ink in two lines on the Volume I frontispiece verso read: "Winston S. Churchill / Dec.28.1900". Signatures in Churchill's early works are scarce, doubly so when dated and contemporary. The signature is in firm and more youthfully rounded script characteristic of his early signatures. The ink is mildly age-toned but quite distinct with minimal age-spreading. Four lines in pencil on the Volume I half title read: "Gerald C. Kitson / Military Attache / Washington / from the author". The same words in the same hand are written on the Volume II ffep. Churchill was just 26 years old. In October he had won his first seat in Parliament partly on the strength of his celebrity as a Boer War hero, having been captured and made a daring escape. Churchill intended his lecture tour to improve his finances at a time when Members of Parliament received no salary. Biographical sources and contemporary Canadian press (thanks to Ronald Cohen for invaluable help) indicate that Churchill lectured at Ottawa's Russell Theatre on 27 December 1900, leaving Ottawa either late afternoon or early evening of the 28th (likely via overnight train), arriving in Toronto early in the morning of the 29th. Before he was British Military Attache in Washington, Gerald Kitson was Commandant of Canad's Royal Military College. Kitson knew Lord Minto, the Governor General of Canada who hosted young Winston in Ottawa. On 28 December, the British Government named Kitson Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (C.M.G.). This may have been the impetus for Churchill to sign a book for Kitson that day, and makes particularly plausible Kitson's presence in Ottawa, likely at Government House where Churchill was staying. In 1902, Kitson became Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst (from which Churchill graduated in 1894). It was a still very 19th Century Churchill who left this signature in this quintessential 19th Century book. While Churchill was abroad, Queen Victoria died, and the end of her 64-year reign also closed Churchill's Victorian career as a cavalry officer and war correspondent adventurer. Churchill returned to England in February 1901 to take his seat in Parliament and begin a 60-year career as one of the 20th Century's great statesmen. This first edition, third printing of The River War is not only the most scarce issue of the first edition, but also the last unabridged issue to this day. All three printings of the first edition (2,646 total) are virtually identical, issued respectively in November 1899, February 1900, and June 1900. Only 151 third printing copies were bound. This set is in very good plus condition, unrestored, wholly intact, worthy of the author's signature. The bindings are clean with bright gilt, trivial wear at extremities, and slight mottling on the blank Vol. I rear cover. Spine presentation is excellent - nicely rounded and entirely unfaded with only minor wrinkling at the spine ends. The massive weight of the text strained nearly all surviving original bindings. Here the Vol. I front hinge is a little tender but remains firmly attached and the Vol. II binding remains remarkably tight. The contents are excellent, with no additional ownership marks. Very light spotting in Vol. I is primarily limited to prelims and page edges. Light Vol. II spotting is intermittent throughout. All illustrations, maps, and plans are intact, as are the protective tissue frontispiece covers. The original black endpapers are intact, with no sign of typical gutter cracks. Additional detail and images upon request. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.3), Langworth p.29.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Works

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat,, c.1900. 30 volumes, octavo (227 × 141 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Photogravure frontispiece and further black and white illustrations throughout. Some fading to a couple of spines and minor rubbing, an excellent set. International limited edition, one of only 1,000 numbered copies. A particularly handsome set of Hugo's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Times History of the War in South Africa 1899-1900

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd, 1900. 7 Volumes including index 1900-09 :All First Editions Original red cloth, gilt titles and medallions to spines. Gilt top edges.Mark to front of vol IV with small mark to front of Vol I and spotting to Vol III, otherwise a truly lovely set. Private Library Plate of Frederick Arthur Robinson to feps of 6 Volumes. Large folding map of South Africa to front pocket of Volume I. Tranvaal to Vol V and Orange Free State to IV. Photogravure frontispieces to all text volumes except Volume V with tissue guards. Joseph Chamberlain Vol I loose. Set Illustrated with many photogravure and other portraits, maps and plans. Vol I suffering from foxing with sporadic foxing in other volumes and a few annotations in pencil. Binding firm. HEAVY SET - EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED. . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good ++/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: GOLDSWORTH BOOKS & PRINTS LTD]
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        The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

      Philadelphia, nd [ca.1900]: George Barrie & Son . Limited edition #85 of only 250 copies printed on Imperial Japan paper. In six volumes containing twenty original etchings, five photogravures and a new etched portrait of the poet from an original daguerreotype. Plates are in two states, with a biographical essay by John H. Ingram. An original subscriber's copy with his name printed under the limitation and with his bookplate and most likely a family member's bookplate. One important feature noted with this publication is the lengthy, "The Journal of Julius Rodman". Bound in publisher's pale blue-gray cloth, paper spine labels. A very nice clean set with spines very slightly but evenly faded or sunned.. Limited Edition. Octavo.

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        Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems. [The works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc.]

      London: J.B. Lippincott Company, n.d. (c. 1900)., 1900. 12 volumes; complete. Small 8vo. Superb in contemporary full brown morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spines, brown silk end papers, all edges gilt. Each play illustrated with one plate. Some light rubbing and bumping to extremities. A sound, very elegant set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS w/ALS

      1900, 17 fine full leather bindings, THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS, manuscript edition, #2 of 100.  The CHRISTMAS BOOKS, includes a set in ALS , handwritten,  by Charles Dickens as shown.  Guaranteed authentic unconditionally.  His personal business card giving his address as "Gads Hill Place, Highams by Rochester" is included.  Gad's Hill was Dickens' summer home in Kent.  Here he entertained the likes of Hans Andersen, Longfellow, Fitzgerald, etc.  The letter is dated 1857 and discusses errors concerning Newgate and its prisoners in a circular. One page, folded sheet, 9 x 7 inches. It is signed to CHARLES EDWARDS, ESQ., TAVISTOCK HOUSE.   Exquisite fine bindings, attributed to Henry Stikeman, New York.  Full deep emerald green moroccan leather, recessed compartments adorned with gilt and intricate design work, triple ruled cover boards with large A under a gilt Crown, floral motifs complete the perimeter art work, watered red silk doublures, descriptive tissue guards, deckled page edging, a very handsome set.  Published by Merrill & Baker, London England, with more than One Thousand Illustrations, including many unusual plates, edited by Richard Garnett, approximately 400 plus pages per, 6.75 x 9.25 inches, very minor shelf wear and a few very minor scuffs, very modest sun fading to some spines, near fine/fine. Classic titles included:  PICKWICK PAPERS I & II, MARTIN CHUZZLEWITT I & II, CHRISTMAS BOOKS, DAVID COPPERFIELD I & II, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY I & II, BLEAK HOUSE I & II, FORSTER I & II, OLIVER TWIST, TALE OF TWO CITIES, OLD CURIOSITY SHOP I & II with REPRINTED PIECES included.  Some facsimile inscriptions original to Charles Dickens' aunt, other signatures, an impressive set.

      [Bookseller: Smith House Books & Antiques]
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        Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park. Complete in 10 volumes

      London:: Dent,, 1900 / 1901.. Second / Third / Fourth edition.. Hardcover. 8vo. (7 x 4.5 inches). Coloured illustrations by H. M. Brock, hors-texte, with tissue guards. Mixed editions, of 1901, except for Mansfield Park, which is a Second Edition of 1900. Publisher's cloth gilt, decorated. Covers a little marked, spines slightly darkened or sometimes faded. The Brimley Johnson Edition of Jane Austen's work. Complete in 10 volumes: Sense and Sensibility (2 vols); Pride and Prejudice (2 vols); Emma (2 vols); Mansfield Park (2 vols); Persuasion; Northanger Abbey. Decorative endpapers, lightly browned. Some spotting to half-title of Mansfield Park (vols I and II). Emma (volume I, inner hinge split - webbing showing - between rear free endpaper and blank flyleaf), Sense and Sensibility (volume I, inner hinge split - webbing showing - at rear pastedown and free endpaper; volume II, inner hinges split - webbing showing - at front and rear pastedowns and free endpapers). O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good set. Heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Fifteen Years Sport and Life in the Hunting Grounds of Western America and British Columbia

      Horace Cox, London - 1900, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Good to very good. xii,403pp. + [2]pp. (extracts of reviews). Small Quarto. Photogravure frontispiece (portrait) and plates and illustrations from photos, and three folding maps in rear pocket. Original gilt lettered green cloth; hinges starting. Hunting big game on the Pacific Slope and British Columbia, pioneer life in the Kootenay area of British Columbia, with a chapter on Chinese servants by Mrs. Baillie-Grohman. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorised Version. With Illustrations By Gustave Dore

      London Paris and Melbourne: Cassell & Company Ltd, 1900. Black covers with gilt titles and decoration, gilt edges to pages. The pagination is 1004, 186, 323 pp, being The Old Testament, The Apocrypha, The New Testament, ie a total of 1513 pages. There are 194 glorious engravings by Gustav Dore, full-page plates with a title at the bottom. Undated. 4 page family register beween Apocrypha and New Testament is filled in and runs from 1862 to 1984. The entries in the Births section change pen colour in 1903, so I am guessing that this volume is c 1900. The front covers are in near very good condition: several lines form indentations in the front surface but the cloth isn't torn/cut. Internally almost the only flaw is some minor age spotting: confined to outer pages and a few on interior margins. Two small closed tears are in the family register and one other interior page has a 1.5cm closed tear in a margin. The binding is in excellent condition. Lovely lovely book. 30cm by 24cm by 8cm. Packed weight is 4.5kg. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia.. Hard Cover. Very Good-/No Jacket. Illus. by Gustav Dore. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        IN BOOKBINDING, THEN, AS IN OTHER CRAFTS

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, ca. 3 November, 1900. ONE OF ABOUT 25 COPIES ONLY, for presentation to employees and friends of the press. Very Rare Unpublished Broadside RepresentingThe Beginning of Cobden-Sanderson's Doves Press. 197 x 267 mm (7 3/4 x 10 1/2"). Single column, 39 lines printed in Doves Press roman type on recto only. ONE OF ABOUT 25 COPIES ONLY, for presentation to employees and friends of the press. Tidcombe DPE-83. Top of verso with thin strip of light mounting discoloration (a small hole in this area skillfully repaired), one faint horizontal crease, a handful of very vague fox spots, but an excellent specimen, very clean and fresh. This is the exceedingly rare first item to be printed at the Doves Press: a passage from Cobden-Sanderson's article on bookbinding that sets forth his credo on the nobility of craftsmanship. In it, he calls for "the transformation of the workshop from a place in which to earn a wage, or to make a profit, into a place in which the greatest pleasure & the greatest honour in life are to be aimed at, pleasure in the intelligent work of the hand, & honour in the formation & maintenance of a great historic tradition." Before printing began on the Press' first book, "Agricola," Cobden-Sanderson decided to test the type. He chose this text to be printed in the form of a broadside that could be distributed and displayed (as our copy evidently was). The type was composed around June 1900 by John Henry Mason, and the page printed sometime in October by H. Gage-Cole, who inscribed and dated his own copies 3 November 1900. According to Tidcombe, "Copies were given to staff, pupils and friends 'to remind us of the spirit in which we should work'"; student Emily Preston "said it was considered a rare possession by the friends to whom it was presented." Only one other copy is recorded at auction since 1975.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        THE TALES AND POEMS OF

      Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, [nd. but ca. 1900].. Six volumes. Small quarto. Somewhat later unsigned full green pebbled morocco, gilt labels, a.e.g. Plates. Extremities a bit rubbed, but a good, sound set, internally about fine. A deluxe issue of this offshoot of the illustrated edition published by Nimmo in London in 1884, with a biographical essay by John H. Ingram and illustrations. That edition marked the first appearance in book form of the "Journal of Julius Rodman" (see BAL 16166). This is set #100 of the "Large Paper Library Edition," of 250 sets printed on Japan vellum, with the "Twenty Original Etchings, Five Photogravures and a New Etched Portrait" present in two states. The illustrations are signed in the plates by Wogel, Ferrat, Herpin, et al, and are related to those executed for the 1884 edition published in Paris by Quantin. This set was subscribed for by Livingston Ludlow Biddle, the prominent Philadelphian, and has his name imprinted on the colophon.

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        De vita et moribus Julii Agricolae Liber

      Doves Press, 1900. One of 225 copies, with cut signatures of Emery Walker & J W Mackail pasted to ffep, engraved bookplate of W H F Shewring to paste down. Original limp vellum, glassine dust-jacket ("The Bookshop of Douglas Clevedon…Bristol". 8vo, 1900. This was the first book publ by the Doves Press in Nov 1900. Offsetting from glassine onto adjacent endpaper only. Else, fine.. Near Fine.

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        Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains, special edition limited to 50 numbered copies for the United Kingdom, Volume 1: Moths, Volume 2: Butterflies

      Boston: J.B. Millet, 1900. First edition. A bright copy in fine condition in a very elegant binding.. Pp. x, (3), 1-161; xi, 2, 162-361, 56 nature-printed plates, 400 photographic illustrations. Original full olive crushed morocco, spine with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two panels and elaborate gilt-decorations in the other four panels, front and rear boards with gilt butterfly decorations in all corners, high-decorated gilt turn-ins, all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers, lg 8vo (10 x 7 inches). This edition is limited to 50 numbered copies for the United Kingdom of which this is no. 5. Denton states: "the colored prints, or nature prints, used in this work, are direct transfers from the insects themselves; that is to say, the scales of the wings of the insects are transferred to the paper while the bodies are printed from engravings and afterward colored by hand." (from the preface, p. vi). This is one of the earliest known examples of "nature-printing". A facsimile of a small booklet (31 pages) entitled "A Guide to Nature-Printing, Butterflies and Moths" (London: Harrison, 1880) is included. Single ink stamp of Reading Public Museum in the bottom margin of page 100 in volume 1 and in the bottom margin of page 200 in volume 2. Small four digit number in the bottom margin of the preface of volume 1 and in bottom margin of the list of illustrations in volume 2. There are no other ownership marks of any kind in this set and absolutely no signs of any use. This set is immaculate.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        SISTER CARRIE

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1900. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. Red buckram covers with stamped black lettering and border on cover, lettering on spine. A very scarce true first edition, first printing, with "Copyright 1900" above the publisher's name on the copyright pg. No DJ, as issued. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD ; the covers and spine are clean and fresh, with only slight rubbing. The front corners have wear, with slight fraying, but not the rear. The ends of the spine are rubbed and soft, but show almost no fraying, which is rare. The spine is somewhat darkened, and all the black stamped lettering clear and unchipped except the publisher at base of the spine. The front hinge is separated, but the book overall remains tight. The rear hinge is just begining to separate, but looks fine. There is mild foxing to the endpapers, and the text is all very clean, with a faint waterstain lower left of the title pg. (see photos). This is an interesting association copy that belonged to Albert Bigelow Paine, author of many books, biographer and lettrist of Mark Twain's, who also was a member of the Pulitzer Prize committee. In his hand, in pencil on the ffep he's written: "This is a copy of the first edition of Dreiser's first book. It is now quite valuable, I believe. A.B.P. 1930" This is an exceptionally rare book, in unusually better condition - most have both hinges separated, and considerable fraying to the spine tips. It is also one of the indisputable greats of American 20th c. literature, and was so much maligned for it's truthful portrayal of Carrie's moral corruption, that very few copies were published in the first edition.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        The Ascent of Mount St. Elias, Alaska

      New York: Stokes. 1900. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, no date, 1900. Small 4to (11 x 7.5 inches; 28 x 19 cm), olive cloth gilt, with darker green panels on cover and spine, (16), 240 (2) pp., with 4 large panoramas and 2 folding maps in color including rare sketch map often lacking; illustrated throughout with plates and illustrations including many sepia and b/w photogravure plates on heavier stock, collated complete. VG copy; some light soil and bit of freckling to edges of binding and to back board, minor repairs to top of outer front and rear joints, very short repaired tear to middle of spine, contents VG with some moderate foxing throughout, heaviest to margins of photoplates, inner hinges have been strengthened expertly with japanese moriki paper, and there has also been some strengthening to the glue that holds the binding together; this was a glued or 'perfect' binding, not sewn signatures, and the original glue was dried out; we had the binding re- glued with both wheat paste and Jade-403 and then strengthened with some webbing and more japanese paper; the binding is now holding tight, but wide opening of pages would certainly result in renewed cracking between pages, it's just the nature of this particular ill-conceived book production. A great rarity and one of the most sought-after of the North American mountaineering classics.

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        Our Public Servants by ?Bob?

      Leeds: Richard Jackson, c. 1900. - Folio. Portfolio of twelve mounted colour lithographs of local worthies in the style of ?Vanity Fair? prints, enclosed in a modern fold over portfolio with the original cloth title to the upper cover. Very scarce. Not listed on Copac and Leeds City Libraries have two copies from where the following information was obtained. The 12 men illustrated were all important in local politics and industry: 1. Sir James Kitson (later Lord Airedale) 2. William L. Jackson, 1st Lord Allerton 3. Sir John Barran 4. William Bruce 5. Sir George Irwin 6. John Shackleton Mathers 7. Sir Reginald Wigram (Alderman 1895-1904) 8. Sir John Ward (Mayor 1902-03) 9. Dr Frederic Richard Lees 10. Sir Arthur T. Lawson 11. Alderman A. W. Scarr 12. Sir George Morrison [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights entertainments

      Privately printed by the Burton Club. circa 1900. LIMITED EDITION. Number 900 of 1000 sets. 17 8vo volumes. Finely bound in recent half dark green morocco. Spines with light green and red labels, gilt. Spine compartments decorated and ruled in gilt. Green cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. A lovely set of this classic work.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Now entitled 'The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night'. With Introduction Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of The Nights

      Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers only, n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. The Medina Edition, Limited to 1000 numbered sets of which this is Number 350. Complete in 17 volumes, large 8vo., being 10 volumes of the Arabian Nights and 7 volumes of the Supplemental Nights. Finely bound in recent dark green half morocco with raised bands accentuated by gilt lines, twin red title labels and gilt tooling to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with etchings and photogravures, many from the works by Letchford. A handsome, fine set.

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments

      [London:] Burton Club,, [c. 1900]. Now entitled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, with explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem Men and a terminal essay upon the History of the Nights. 17 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in recent half navy blue oasis, with red leather lettering labels, gilt devices between each raised band, marbled sides, top edge gilt with other edges unncut. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout the set. Very fine, clean copy. The Luristan edition. Printed by The Burton Club for subscribers only. Limited to 1,000 sets of which this is number 613.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Now entitled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, with explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem Men and a terminal essay upon the History of the Nights. 17 v

      [ London ]: Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers only, circa 1900. 17 volumes including the 7 supplementary volumes. Plates with tissue guards throughout. Titles in red and black. Tall 8vo (9 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches), half burgundy crushed morocco, spines blocked with gilt ornaments, an arab, a camel, etc. in compartments, top edge gilt others uncut, the bindings by Bayntun, Bath. Foxing to uncut edges of text blocks and some foxing to prelims. Overall a very handsome set in very good condition. The Luristan Edition, this being number 783 of a limited edition of 1000 sets. Volumes 1-6 shown; all the volumes are in the same condition.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night a Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments 10 Volume Set Plus Supplemental Nights with Notes Anthropological and Explanatory 6 Volumes (16 Volumes Complete - Baroda Edition - WITH Dust Jackets)

      The Burton Club, Undated, c. 1900. Baroda Edition: #350 of 950 limited edition.. Hardback. Dark blue cloth.. Excellent condition./Very good dust jackets.. A beautiful collectible set. Very rare with the dust jackets. All volumes in excellent condition with very good dust jackets. Top edge gilt.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        Sailing Alone Around the World.

      New York: The Century Co., 1900. - First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Pictorially stamped in silver and green. Top edge gilt. Inscribed by author in the year of publication, "Spray/ New London/ July 10th 1900/ Joshua Slocum". In very good condition. Sailing Alone Around the World was published by Century Company in 1900. The sailing memoir records Slocum's amusing experience as the first person to sail around the world alone. National Fisherman called it "[a] literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written," but interest extends beyond mere sea-aficionados. Excitement for the voyage was universal, and Slocum was awaited by admirers at his ports. To these he gave popular lectures and lantern-slide shows upon his arrival, including the English writers Edwin Arnold and Arthur Ransome. The memoir was first published in installments before its popularity became such that it was issued in lavishly illustrated book form. Slocum conveys an appreciably casual, almost self-deprecating, style. Contemporary reviews speak as well of it even now as "one of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure" (Sports Illustrated). "There is so much to this book that it is not surprising that it is has been continually in print since 1889.this book has literary merit, thoughtful and beautifully written and packed with incident" (Nautical Magazine). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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