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        The Fallowfield Hunt- The Hunt Dinner

      ca 1900. Original chromolithograph. Good condition with some foxing on the lower margin . Framed Size: 81.3 x 59.5 cm. Size: 61 x 38.5 cm. (24 x 15 inches) The print illustrates a merry company of jolly hunters in the aftermath of a pleasurable dinner: raised glasses, singing, smoking pipes, running dogs etc. The Hunt Supper is part of the Fallowfield Hunt series, which was a great success at the turn of the century, both in the UK and the US.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE

      1900. Good. [MAP - JAPAN] IMPERIAL GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF JAPAN. TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE. Engraved by N. Matsudaira, printed by G. Yoshii at the Toyodo in Tokyo, 1900. This huge (164 x 183 cm) map has a colored inset of the political divisions of the empire and another inset of Taiwan and environs, as well as a superbly detailed map of Japan itself. There is some weakening of folds, but overall in good condition, folded and enclosed in a printed cover box. A monumental work, in English throughout. By no means common.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Hand Book of New Brunswick, Canada

      Fredericton - Issued by the Authority of the Crown Land Department 1900 - A fascinating piece of Canadian history, a turn-of-the-centuryguide to the province of New Brunswick, prepared by New Brunswick engineer and novelist William Albert Hickman. With anAgent General for New Brunswickink addressstamp to the title page and the first page. William Albert Hickman, (1878-1957), a native of New Brunswick, was a Candian designer and engineer. He is probably most well-known as the inventor of the Hickman Sea Sled, a direct forefather of the modern catamaran. He was later a Commissioner of New Brunswick, a lecturer for the Government, a Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute, and a successful novelist. Condition: In the original pictorial paper wraps. Externally, a little bumped, with marks and an ink library stamp to the front board. The front board is detached. With a small section missing from the rear board. Internally, firmly bound, with some browning and the occasional spot. With Worcester public library bookplate to the front pastedown, ink stamps to the title page, last page, and several further pages, and an ink reference number to the title page. Overall: FAIR due to detached front board, otherwise good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        THE LUCKY BLACK CAT

      Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1900 (Circa.). Paperback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Good condition. Untearable. Father Tuck's Wonderland Series. Pictorial cardwraps. Four full page colour pictures. 10 Yellow/black/white illustrations to text. Book slightly affected by damp and thus a little crinkled/warped. First and last page starting to come unglued from the covers. Front cover is a little faded by damp at vertical edge (not bad). Colour plates are beautifully clean and sharp. Light page browning with just a few margin marks. A reasonable copy of a scarce title. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        DANDY LION

      2073. 2. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. DANDY LION by Clifton Bingham. Lond.: Nister [1900]. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed and covers lightly scratched else VG+. Illustrated by Wain with mounted color frontis and with wonderful black and whites on every page, mostly of cats. Fanciful and very scarce. Necker 2073.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        PUSSIES AT WORK

      Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1900 (Circa.). Paperback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Almost very good condition. Father Tuck's Little Pets series. R.T. & S No. 6647. Pictorial cardwraps. Untearable, linen backed paper. 16 pages including covers. Four full page chromolithographs. 10 Blue, black and white pictures to text. Backstrip missing exposing linen which is not frayed. Covers a little scuffed and creased but still nice and bright. Front joint a little weak. Neat inscription in pencil to top edge of first page. Light browning to pages. Chromoliths in excellent condition. A lovely copy of a scarce title. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Collection of 52 Glass Lantern Slides Depicting Egypt, Tunis, Morocco, and The Southern Levant, Including Palestine and Lebanon

      Collection of 52 glass lantern slides, circa 1900, contained in a purpose-made wooden box from the period, with four separate compartments and a leather carrying strap. The majority are photographic images, 2 are sketch illustrations. Each slide, one of which is dated as early as 1899, measures approximately 8 x 8cm, 33 slides with manuscript or typed caption. Box measures approximately 10.5cm x 28.5cm x 11cm (WxHxD). The lot is in very good condition. A lovely assortment of views, nicely preserved. Alexandria, Port Said, Esna, Heliopolis & Nile Rivers are featured in the Egypt portion of the collection. In Alexandria we find the Mohamed Ali Pasha and the beautiful Alexandria Gardens. Commerce Street in Port Said is captured with a fair amount of pedestrians as well as boats along the beach. Other slides show a Nile boat, an Egyptian garden, a row of date palms, the tree of the Virgin Mary in the ancient city of Heliopolis, and the mummy of Rameses the Great in the Palace of Giza. A sketch drawing illustrates the Temple of Khnum at Esneh (Esna), located on the west bank of the River Nile, some 55 km south of Luxor. A view of Mena village is dated on the slide 3/4/08. One of the slides was originally part of a set called "Three Continents in Six Weeks: Comprising Athens, Holy Land and Egypt," and two were part of a set entitled "Cairo and the Nile", by York & Son, England, 1899. Slides of Tunis and Tangier (Morocco) show the port of La Goulette (Halq al Wadi), a roof top view featuring the minaret of the Hammouda Pacha Mosque, a Jewish lady in a traditional white costume, missionaries and their house, Tunisians at work employing horses and camel for tasks, a shoe shop, a shepherd with his flock of sheep, and Longfellow's gravesite. Photo slides of Algeria comprise views from Constantine & Algiers. Arab shoemakers are seen in Constantine. The plaster-cast of Geronimo is seen in the museum at Algiers, as well as the Catholic basilica Notre Dame d'Afrique (Our Lady of Africa). Tangier (Morocco) slides depict a busy street scene, the interior of the mosque Dar el Makhzen, the sultan's palace, villages and inhabitants, ruins, a boat carrying European travellers, and a "Royal Moorish Bazaar" on Main Street. Also included here is a sketch illustration of the Galleries in Gibraltar from 1901 (manufactured by G.W. Wilson). Of further interest, are 13 glass slides of the Middle East, showing villages and people in Palestine and Beirut (Lebanon). .

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park. Complete in 10 volumes.

      London: Dent, 1900 / 1901.. 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. Second / Third / Fourth edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        An Old Lace Collection

      Private Printing 1900 - This Collection can be visited in the Permanent Lace Exhibition every day at G. Camerino Jesurum and Burano Venitian Lace 32, Avenue de L' Opera, Paris. String bound. Picture of store rear cover, some chipping to edges. Excellent detail plates. Extremely RARE OCLC finds 1 copy at The Smithsonian. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        PORTRAIT OF ALFRED STIEGLITZ

      NY, 1900. Frank, Eugene. Hand-pulled photogravure. Image approx. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Printed on stiff "vellum" paper and tipped to art paper which is 15 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. Fine. A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 6, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES TWO, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York in 1900. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in 1901. Limited to 150 copies. Frank Eugene Smith (1865-1936, NYC) studied at City College of New York and Bayrische Academie Bildenden Kunste in Munich. He had his first exhibit at The Camera Club in 1899; was elected to The linked Ring in 1900 and in 1902 becomes a founder of the Photo-Secession. He moved permanently to Germany in 1906. He was portraitist and pictorialist of renown; a painter and photographer. In 1913 He was appointed Royal Professor of the Graphic Arts of Leipzig; a professorship, created especially for Eugene, was the first chair for pictorial photography at any art academy.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        PORTRAIT OF MISS M., OF WASHINGTON

      NY, 1900. Clark, Rose. Hand-pulled photogravure. Image size 6 15/16 x 3 15/16 inches. Printed on copper plate paper and tipped to art paper which is 15 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. Fine. A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 17, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES TWO, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York in 1900. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in 1901. Limited to 150 copies. Harriette Candace Clark (also known as Rose; 1852-1942) was a painter, poet, writer and photographer. She and Elizabeth Flint Wade, who was an editor for Harper's Weekly, operated as a team. Wade printed Clark's negatives; they also were awarded the gold medal at and exhibition in 1902 where the American Section of the exhibition was selected by Alfred Stieglitz. Clark wrote on technical matters in photography for the American Amateur Photographer when Stieglitz was the editor. She had a solo exhibit of her photography as early as 1899 at The Camera Club. Sadakichi Hartmann wrote "The most successful portrait work (next to Steichen's, of course) is furnished by Rose Clark. She must be a close student of painting, all her work, without losing its individuality, is reminiscent of grand examples of pictorial art."

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        TRIP TO TOYLAND

      1900. 1. PICTURE BOOK. A TRIP TO TOYLAND by Henry Mayer. Lond: Grant Richards 1900. Oblong folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, tips sl. rubbed and very slight cover soil, VG-Fine. 1st ed. Every other page has a vivid full page color illus. (printed on one side of page). The story tells the fantasy adventures of Dumpy Babe who visits Toyland where toys come alive. Due to its large size, few copies of this title survive intact. A fantastic book, engraved and printed by EDMUND EVANS.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Autograph Letter signed ("SL Clemens") to New York attorney, Augustus T. Gurlitz, regarding Rudyard Kipling's copyright lawsuit [with:] Autograph Postcard Signed ("SL Clemens") to Gurlitz

      [New York], december 3, 1900; and december 13, 1900. 12mo. 2 pp., on single folded sheet. Letter a bit soiled, with the original envelope postmarked the same day; postcard with a few smudges . When, in 1890, the American publisher Fenno brought out a pirated edition of Kipling's works in direct competition with Scribner's authorized "Outward Bound" edition, Kipling appealed to his friend Mark Twain for help in taking action against Fenno. Here, Twain writes to Kipling's American attorney Gurlitz, acknowledging receipt of Scribner's set for comparison with the Fenno piracy: "I thank you quite immeasurably for the Kipling set, & you must send for the Fenno lot - whenever you need it, for I doubt if I get a chance in six months to study the matter, or even glance at it, my own planned-out body of work being formidable for extent & time-absorption. If you didn't get Howells to make an affidavit, he MUST do it. Everybody should help. -" Later, on March 14, 1901, Twain himself testified for the plaintiff in Kipling's lawsuit against Fenno for copyright infringement, and Twain himself engaged Gurlitz as his attorney in his own action against the Butler Brothers, publisher's of a pirated LIBRARY OF WIT AND HUMOR. It is quite likely that Twain's postcard to Gurlitz on 13 December, expresses his agreement to sue the Butler Brothers, for it reads simply: "What would it cost? - definitely."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING EARLY IMAGES OF THE MINING AND LUMBER INDUSTRIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA]

      [Near Fernie & Michel, B.C. ca. 1900-1910].. Fifty leaves, containing approximately 182 photographs. Oblong octavo. Original black pebbled cloth. Covers worn, detached from text block. Several photographs loose, a handful with some damage. Generally clean and crisp, most with manuscript captions. About very good. Wonderful candid photo album of British Columbia, with several photographs of Alberta and the Rocky Mountain regions. This photograph album was assembled, we suspect, by Alex and Agnes Middleton, whose portraits are included amongst the images. It is a fascinating visual collection documenting the early mining and lumber towns of Fernie and Michel in southeastern British Columbia. Included are images of lumber camps, coal mining sites, town views, the rugged and beautiful surrounding mountain ranges, train depots, bridges, hotels, churches, Elk River, Crowe Nest Pass, Elk Prairie, and much more. There are two particularly interesting photographs depicting "Frites Wood Store, Michel" before and after a fire devastated Michel around 1902 or 1903. There is also an image showing tent camps which served as temporary living quarters for those villagers who lost their homes to a fire in Fernie around 1904. Additionally, there are several images of Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Ladysmith, and Natal. Most of the photographs throughout the album are identified in manuscript. All in all, a very nice, cohesive collection of images from the early industrial days of this Canadian frontier region.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Great Boer War. With Maps

      London, Thomas Nelson [1900], 1900. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION being the RARE SUPPRESSED ISSUE. Small 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt to spine, elaborately blocked in dark blue to upper. Slightly dulled to spine otherwise a fine copy. Not to be confused with the 1903 or 1908 issues with Lord Roberts frontis, Doyle took great exception to this issue, particularly over the use of his portrait as frontispiece, and vowed to "destroy the whole edition rather than pass it". A few early copies were bound up and despatched, this being one. Scarce. Green and Gibson B1 (f).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        MARK TWAIN AND BRET HARTE

      New York: John B. Alden, 1900. Hardcover. 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). 1 p.l., [151]-192 pp., [2] leaves (three additional blank leaves in front, and 27 at rear, added by binder). Contemporary Spanish style three-quarter variegated maroon morocco over green cloth, raised bands, spine panelled in gilt with rules and lozenge centerpiece, mottled fabric endpapers, linen hinges, top edge gilt. TITLE PAGE WITH THE (FRAUDULENT) AUTOGRAPHS OF BRET HARTE AND S. L. CLEMENS/(MARK TWAIN). Last blank leaf with inscribed note of provenance, "added to my father's . . . collection of first editions of Mark Twain," signed by Eugene Field II, and dated 2 September 1923. Title page with upper corner and significant portion of border at top cut away (with the note "no fault of mine" pencilled below), extremities a bit rubbed, leaves very slightly toned, otherwise only trivial faults, and internally and externally in excellent condition. Haweis was an English clergyman who produced inspirational and moral literature, but who also had a taste for funny, lively novels and tales depicting America, which was to him a distant land of madcap adventures and rugged individuals. He has thoroughly enjoyed his reading of Twain and Harte and is an appreciative critic. Quite apart from the content, this volume is particularly desirable as bearing the very convincing but forged signatures of Twain and Harte on the title page. Once in the library of the newspaper columnist, poet, and bibliophile Eugene Field (1850-95), the book passed into the hands of his son and namesake, whose main achievement in life was to perfect the forged signatures of authors whose books had been in his father's library, and particularly the signature of Clemens/Twain. Other Twain items that share the history of ours include copies of "Innocents Abroad," "Gilded Age," "Connecticut Yankee," and "Tramp Abroad," all sold at Swann Galleries on 17 October 1991, as well as the Doheny copy of "Tom Sawyer Abroad," sold three years earlier. The signatures here are absolutely convincing.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Punch Library of Humour 25 Volume Set

      The Educational Book Company N.D. - Hardcover. Complete 25 volume set. Volumes are in Very Good Plus to FINE condition. Gold gilt top edge. Red cloth bindings. The Educational Book Company publishers. Circa turn of the century 1900. Illustrated. Life in London - Country Life - In the Highlands - Scottish Humour - Irish Humour - In Society - After Dinner Stories - In Bohemia - At the Play - Mr. Punch at Home - On the Continong - Railway Book - At the Seaside - Mr. Punch Afloat - In the Hunting Field - Mr. Punch on Tour - With Rod and Gun - Mr. Punch Awheel - Book of Sports - Golf Stories - In the Wig and Gown - On the Warpath - Book of Love - With the Children. This item exceeds standard weight & will require extra postage. Please inquire. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        A collection of manuscript and typescript material relating to Sir William's visit to South Africa as part of the Royal Commission on the treatment of the sick and wounded in South Africa in 1900

      1900 [and later]. 2pp. ALS, "Train on way to Southampton", 4 August 1900, from Church to his sisters; 4pp. ALS with associated envelope, Cape town, 28 August 1900, from Church to his sisters; 6pp. ALS, "Rail between Howick & Pr.Maritzburgh", 18 September 1900, from Church to his sisters; 2 volumes of copy typescripts, manuscript titling to upper covers "40th Day / October 3rd. 1900 / Cape Town / Dr. W.S. Church" (recto only of 92 leaves); "41st Day / October 4th. 1900 / Simon's Town / Dr. W.S. Church" (recto only of 23 leaves); later typescript transcriptions of a series of 12 letters from Sir William Church to his wife, dated 5 August 1900 - 27 October 1900 (134 leaves, recto only); 2 copy photographs (1 a posed image of 13 Boer Commando; the second titled in the negative "Camp Service / Kroonstad. O.R.C."). A fascinating group of manuscript and typescript material from the Boer War: a first view of the Commission that was sent out in response to damaging allegations that had been made by W. A. Burdett-Coutts, Conservative Member of Parliament for Westminster, regarding the condition of hospitals in South Africa The letters to his sisters are as follows: 2pp. ALS, "Train on way to Southampton", 4 August 1900, from Church to his sisters, written on the train on his way from London to Southampton to join the R.M.S. "Dunottar Castle", the Royal Commission's transport to South Africa. 4pp. ALS with associated envelope, Cape Town, 28 August 1900, from Church to his sisters, following his arrival in Cape Town, giving impressions of the voyage, Cape Town, the work of the Royal Commission "I have seen nothing here that would not be a credit to any hospital in England .. Tomorrow morning we board our train & and in it we shall live until we have finished out tour of inspection". 6pp. ALS, "Rail between Howick & Pr.Maritzburgh", 18 September 1900, from Church to his sisters, revising his opinion of Johannesberg "It is a marvellous town ... The civilian population has nearly deserted it ... We saw well dressed people crowding round the office for relief tickets", mentioning that both Lord Roberts and Kitchener had given evidence, describing other places the Commission had visited and commenting on the impossibility of the situation at Ladysmith and criticising Sir G. White for his choice of defensive positions.. The two volumes of copy typescripts cover two days of evidence gathering. They seem to have been prepared for Sir William Church, as his personal record of what was said. A comparison with the published minutes show no apparent differences between the two. Cf. Minutes of Evidence taken before the Royal Commission appointed to consider and report upon the care and treatment of the sick and wounded during the South African Campaign (London: 1901) pp.512-536 The group of twelve letters (typescript, 134 leaves) to his wife are particularly interesting, as they give some background to the work of the Commission as well as giving an informed civilian's view of some aspects of the war. Sir William Church wrote the letters as a combination letter and diary. The entries start on the first day on board ship, and cover the whole of his South African trip, ending with his return to London. They offer a fascinating snap-shot: Sir William writes of shipboard life, the people he meets and the places he visits, he also writes knowledgably about the plants and animals he encounters, the work of the Commission, and comments on various aspects of the war. Sir William Selby Church enjoyed a very distiguished career in medicine. the Royal College of Physicians online biography is as follows: "William Church was born at Hatfield, the son of John Church, JP, DL, and his wife, Isabella, daughter of George Selby of Beal, Northumberland, whose family were hereditary Janitors of Berwick. At Harrow and University College, Oxford, he distinguished himself as a cricketer. He took his degree with first class honours in natural science in 1860 and then obtained Lees readership in anatomy at Christ Church, which he held until 1869. He entered St Bartholomews Hospital as a student in 1862 and proceeded to his BM degree two years later. He first held brief appointments at the Royal General Dispensary and the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest before being elected in 1867 assistant physician and lecturer on comparative anatomy at St Bartholomews. In 1868 he became demonstrator of morbid anatomy and in 1875 full physician; he remained on the active staff till the year 1902. Meanwhile, he had established for himself a reputation as one of his professions foremost administrators. From 1889 to 1899 he represented Oxford University on the General Medical Council, and from 1899 to 1905 he held office as President of the Royal College of Physicians, having already served as Censor and delivered, in 1895, the Harveian Oration. In 1900 he visited South Africa as a member of the Royal Commission sent out to investigate the treatment of sick and wounded soldiers. He was chairman of the executive committee of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund from its foundation in 1902 until 1923 and of the distribution committees of the King Edward VII Hospital Fund for London from 1903 to 1918. From 1907 to 1909 he acted as the first president of the Royal Society of Medicine, having taken a leading part, with Sir John MacAlister, in the amalgamation of medical societies which preceded its foundation. He was created a baronet in 1901 and a KCB in 1902. Although Church never acquired nor sought a large consulting practice, he was widely respected as an able clinician and diagnostician. He edited his Hospitals Reports from 1877 to 1893. He wrote an article on rheumatic fever for Allbutts System of Medicine. He was a man of fine presence, if a trifle awe-inspiring to students. He enjoyed country pursuits, particularly riding and shooting, and, on inheriting his fathers estate in 1872, seriously considered abandoning his profession in favour of a country life. Village cricket and the London Skating Club were among his other interests. He married in 1875 Sybil Constance, daughter of C J Bigge of Linden, Northumberland, and had two sons and a daughter. When he died at Hatfield in 1928, he was Senior Fellow on the College List. G H Brown " Lancet, 1928; British Medical Journal,1928; St Barts Hospital Reports,1929,lxii,1; Dictionary of National Biography,1922-30, p.185; Al. Oxon,i,251. Cf. "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Royal Commission appointed to consider and report upon the care and treatment of the sick and wounded during the South African Campaign" (London: 1901) pp.512-536

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        Mockba Moscau

      No date. Not known. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine 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..

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        Who's Afraid of a Big Black Stag-Beetle?"

      (London, c. 1900). A framed, matted original painting by Louis Wain, signed by the artist in the lower left corner. This whimsical watercolor illustration depicts three wide-eyed cats standing upright, backed against a wall, with their mouths open in surprise. The cats are distancing themselves from a large, black stag-beetle crawling across the floor. A gallery label on the reverse is the source for the title of the painting. Louis Wain is best known for his anthropomorphic, often humorous illustrations of cats, which he first created around 1880 in order to amuse his wife while she was ill with cancer. Frame measures 14 by 17 inches; mat opening is 5 3/4 by 9 1/4. Silver frame is slightly rubbed, else a very fine example of Wain's characteristic art.

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        A saunter through Kent with pen and pencil / by Charles Igglesden ; illustrated by Xavier Willis [ 25 volumes ]

      Ashford, Kent : Published at the Offices of the Kentish Express, [1900-1946]. - Very good copies in the original title-printed, sky-blue cloth. Vignette to the front panel corner of each volume. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some scattered surface marks to boards. Spine covers sun-toned in places. Volume 3 is SIGNED by the author. Volume 24 is a review copy with publisher's slip loosely inserted. This unique and near-complete collection remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Very good copies in the original title-printed, sky-blue cloth. Vignette to the front panel corner of each volume. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some scattered surface marks to boards. Spine covers sun-toned in places. Volume 3 is SIGNED by the author. Volume 24 is a review copy with publisher's slip loosely inserted. This unique and near-complete collection remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 8 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Completes de Paul Bourget. In seven volumes

      - Paris - Librairie Plon, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set of Bourget's novels. Includes Cruelle Enigme, Un Crime D'Amour, Andre Cornelis, Mensonges, Physiologie de L'Amour Moderne, Le Disciple, Un Coeur de Femme, La Terre Promise, Cosmopolis, Une Idylle Tragique, La Duchesse Bleue, Le Luxe des Autres, Le Fantome, L'eau Profonde, L'Etape, andUn Divorce. Bourget's reputation as a novelist is assured in some academic and intellectual circles but while they were widely popular in his time, his novels have long been largely forgotten by the general reading public. Impressed by the art of Henry Beyle (Stendhal), he struck out on a new course at a moment when the realist school was the vogue in French fiction. With Bourget, observation was mainly directed to the human character. At first his purpose seemed to be purely artistic, but when Le Disciple appeared, in 1889, the preface to that story revealed his moral enthusiasm. After that, he varied between his earlier and his later manner, but his work in general was more seriously conceived. He painted the intricate emotions of women, whether wronged, erring or actually vicious; and he described the ideas, passions and failures of the young men of France. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally very smart with justsome shelfwear. One hinge is strained and one slightly strained, but are holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright with age-toning to the endpapers only,and clean throughout, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Rubiyt of - Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald

      New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, n.d., ca. 1900. Ariel Booklets edition. 12mo. Frontispiece portrait of FitzGerald. [iv], 105, [1] pp., without ads at rear, pp. [107-115]. Contemporary brown morocco, floral and "book-strap" design with onlays. Potter 304. Provenance: William A. Quayle (his bookplate and signature) . In an attractive inlaid binding with an unusual "book-strap" motive across the covers. This copy from the noted collection of William A. Quayle, an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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        WITH THE FLAG TO PRETORIA. A History of the Boer War of 1899-1900

      London: Harmsworth Brothers, Ltd., 1900, 1901. 2 volumes. First edition. Profusely illustrated throughout, “from photographs and authentic sketches taken in South Africa”, and with two very large folding maps and a number of charts and plans. Tall 4to, in the publisher’s scarce original full gilt binding, the publisher's best bindings, designed to be reminiscent of full morocco bindings featuring red morocco spines over matching red cloth textured as morocco, the upper covers beautifully gilt decorated and lettered in a Pax Britannica motif featuring crossed Union Jacks with laurels and an imperial crown, the spines with flat decorated full gilt decorated bands creating compartments with imperial crown central tools in gilt, gilt lettering in one compartment. Arguably this is the least common, and most impressive, of the many binding variations available on this title. viii, 364; viii, 365-716 pp. A pristine, very fine and very beautiful set, the full gilt decorated red bindings are extremely handsome and in remarkably nice shape, hinges firm and solid which is sometimes a problem on these sets, the color and gilt both extremely bright and fresh, internally as perfect as can be, an exceptional set. FIRST EDITION IN PERHAPS THE SCARCEST AND MOST IMPRESSIVE BINDING STATE OF WILSON'S EXTREMELY WELL ILLUSTRATED AND COMPREHENSIVE CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF THE BOAR WAR. The South African war was notable for many reasons, not the least of which was the fact that it was “the first great struggle fought out under new conditions which smokeless powder had introduced. No invention has made a greater change in the art of war than this revolution, so profound that it can only be compared with that brought about by the general adoption of firearms four hundred years (before).” In the early stages of the war, the British were met with resistance and defeat at the hands of the Boers who then as now had an absolute knowledge of the country and its terrain. Almost as in the American Revolution, British troops were met by an adversary secreted in the geography and whose arms and artillery were scattered and placed in an order completely alien to the normative battlefield strategy of the times. On many levels, the British were greeted with an array of new experiences on the battlefields. These books portray these experiences and the building of the realities that would beset South Africa for over a century. A quite remarkable set of books in exemplary condition.

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        On the Criterion that a Given System of Deviations from the Probable in the Case of a Correlated System of Variables is such that it Can Reasonably Be Supposed to have Arisen from Random Sampling

      London: Taylor & Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important papers in the history of statistics, introducing the 'chi-squared' test of goodness of fit, "one of the most useful of all statistical tests" and "one of Pearson's greatest single contributions to statistical methodology" (DSB). "Specification or stochastic modeling of data is an important step in statistical analysis of data. Karl Pearson was the first to recognize this problem and introduce criterion, in a paper published in 1900, to examine whether the observed data support a given specification. He called it chi-squared goodness-of-fit test, which motivated research in testing of hypotheses and estimation of unknown parameters and led to the development of statistics as a separate discipline... In an article entitled "Trial by Number", [Ian] Hacking says that the goodness of fit chi-square test introduced by Karl Pearson (1900) 'ushered in a new kind of decision making' and gives it a place among the top 20 discoveries since 1900 considering all branches of science and technology" (C.R. Rao, "Karl Pearson Chi-Square Test: The Dawn of Statistical Inference"). In: Philosophical Magazine, Series 5, Vol 50, pp. 157-175. Complete volume (July-Dec 1900) offered. London: Taylor & Francis, 1900. Octavo, modern cloth. Provenance: with library stamp on volume title from the prestigious Gmelin Institute (after 1996, part of the Max Planck Institute). A fine copy.

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        Two Original Watercolor Caricatures of English Judges

      1900. Sem [Gorsat, Georges (1863-1934)]. [Two Original Watercolor Caricatures of English Judges]. 9" x 5-3/4". Images rendered in watercolor over pencil outline on illustration board, subjects identified in margins and verso. c. 1900. Toning, light browning to outer edges, probably from frames, otherwise fine. * These appear to be original watercolor illustrations for a periodical. They depict two distinguished English judges, Sir Nathaniel Lindley, Baron Lindley [1828-1921] and John William Mellor [1835-1911]. Gorsat, or Goursat, was a French caricaturist and illustrator active from the late nineteenth century to 1934. His lasting fame rests on his depictions of the French ruling class and high society during the Belle Epoque. He was a regular contributor to the leading French periodicals, produced albums of caricatures on social and political topics and designed several path-breaking advertisements. As seem by our two examples, he sometimes depicted people and subjects outside of France.

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        Giovanissimi nudi con toga. In interno d'atelier di pittore.

      Subject: (Erotica - Fotografia d'autore). Foto originale all'albumina, 1900 circa, di cm. 13 x 17. Certamente attribuibile al circolo di von Gloeden, quantunque non nota.

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        ADMINISTRATION. CIVIL SERVICE. "AMERICAN IDEALS" Part II

      New York: G. P. Putnam's & Sons, 1900. Hardcover. Mild edgewear; some rubbing to spine. Very Good or better. Half polished calf with calf corners and a gilt-decorated spine with gilt-lettered contrasting morocco spine labels. Originally published in 1897, this is an early edition that was part of a set of Roosevelt's works. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper without inscription or date. From the notable collection of Frederick W. Skiff with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown.

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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 . Catalogs: topography: hampshire & isle of wight.

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        Shin-Bijutsukai. The New Monthly Magazine of Various Designs by The Famous Artists of To-Day. Ca 1900

      Shin-Bijutsukai. [New Fine Art Association]. The New Monthly Magazine of Various Designs by The Famous Artists of To-Day. Ca 1900. Small 4to, approx 240mm x 160mm, paper wrapper to front with original silk ties. PP title, publication details verso, 22 colour woodblock prints, each approx 200 x 115mm, 4 heightened with silver and 4 designs have annotation or signature. Later number written on margin of top cover, otherwise all pages and prints are in near fine condition.

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

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

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        Lord Jim

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

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

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

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        L' ARCHITECTURE NOUVELLE. 3ME SERIE. CONSTRUCTIONS DIVERSES ET DE STYLE ART NOUVEAU. DOURDAN, CH. JULIOT, 1900

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

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        Album of 51 photographs of a Journey from Islamabad to the Lidder Valley, the Kolahoi Glacier, the Yameur Pass and the Sind Valley

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

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        Lebende Thierbilder

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

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        THE SON OF THE WOLF: Tales of the Far North

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

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        Rheinische Burgen nach Handzeichnungen Dilichs (1607). Herausgeber: Karl Michaelis. Mit Beiträgen von Christian Krollmann und Bodo Ebhardt

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

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        Smaller Faro Game case used by the player (called "case keeper")

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

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        The Confessions of S. Augustine In Ten Books

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

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        Logische Untersuchungen. 2 Tle. Erster Theil: Prolegomena zur reinen Logik. Zweiter Theil: Untersuchungen zur Phänomenologie und Theorie der Erkenntnis.

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

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        Travels Through the Alps

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

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        ROSAMUND, QUEEN OF THE LOMBARDS A TRAGEDY

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

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

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

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