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        CHARLES DICKENS' COMPLETE WORKS. Leather Library Set. Includes A Life of Charles Dickens Complete in 23 volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, Humphrey Milford, No date, circa 1900. FIRESIDE EDITION. The half titles state complete in 22 volumes. + A Life of Charles Dickens, making 23 volumes in all. Bound in full leather bindings. Semi limp full leather bindings. Gilded spines. The top edges are gilded. With illustrations by Cruikshank, Phiz, et al. Illustrated with full page plates. Sewn-in bookmarks. 7.5 inches tall. Aproximately 29 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD+ condition. The leather is very supple and fresh. All the hinges are fully attached and sound. The paper is fresh, bright and clean, free of foxing. No writing or previous signs of ownership. Complete with all of Dickens' works + A Life of Dickens. This is a gorgeous set in exceptional condition, and displays beautifully.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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        Archive of German Colony of Samoa from early 1900's: Seven Original Photographs with Colour Map and an Imperial German Marine Flag

      Archive of Samoa from early 1900's. Six original Albumen photographs mounted on heavy cardstock, some with inscription to verso, two photographs with blind stamps of Davis studio, faint blue stamp to one photograph, expected wear, otherwise in good and original condition. Photographs are in three sizes, one measuring approximately 4 inches x 3 inches (10,5cm x 7,5cm), four measuring approximately 5.5 inches x 8 inches (13,5cm x 21cm), and two measuring approximately 7.5 inches x 9.5 inches (19cm x 24cm). Also included is a colour map of Samoa islands measuring approximately 6 inches x 9 inches (5,5cm x 23cm), in near fine condition; a German Marine Flag from the same period. Flag has a small tear and a few minor stains. Together with two Autograph Signed Letters (ALS), single sheet, single-sided, dated 1st May 1904 and 11th June 1904, both sent from Apia, measuring approximately 10 x 8 inches (25,5 x 20cm) and 8 x 5 inches (20 x 13cm), bearing the stamp of Lloyds Bank Limited. Also with three issues of the German Colonial Newspaper, "Deutsche Kolonialzeitung", printed in Berlin in 1910, featuring photographic images of Samoa and Apia. All contained in a beautiful period brown folder with German Eagle embossed in gilt to front, in original condition. Nicely preserved. Two manuscript signed letters, dated 1st May and 11th June 1904, Apia, both sent by Francis Harman, an English Solicitor who formed the Upolu Cacao Company of Birmingham and began planting early in 1902, employing Samoan labourers. In the letters Harman acknowledges the receipt of 3055 and 3060 Marks. .

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        History and General Description Of New France

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1900. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6 volumes, XIV,286; IV,284; V,312; VII, 308; IX,311 & IX,256 pp. (28 cm). A limited edition #44 of 750 numbered copies. With all portraits, illustrations, folding maps & plans; original cloth bindings, lightly sunned. Printed on blanked folio, this is a "classic" about Nouvelle-France (New France), uncommon and important!, Translated from the original edition and edited, with notes, by Dr. John Gilmary Shea. With a new Memoir and Bibliography of the translator by Noah Farnham Morrison

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        The Novels of George Eliot. The Works include: Middlemarch, Adam Bede, Romola, Silas Marner with Scenes of a Clerical Life, The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. 7 volumes; 8vo. Period binding by Bickers of maroon half calf with gilt titles and gilt to spines faded to an even light brown, cloth boards, marbled end papers and edges. Prize binding from St. Olave's and St. Saviour's Grammar School with its stamped in gilt to all uppers and prize label to all paste downs. Light general wear; small stain to upper of a couple of volumes; minimal, very occasional spot of foxing. A sound set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Novels of George Eliot. Eight volumes bound into seven

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A stunning set of George Eliot's brilliant and timeless novels. Includes Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Scenes of Clerical Life, Felix Holt, Romola, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. In signed bindings of Bumpus Wib, Oxford. Marian Evans [pseud. George Eliot] (18191880). Encouraged by the success of her three clerical sketches, Marian Evans soon set about writing full-length novels, which brought her instant fame and admiration from contemporaries such as Dickens. On discovering the identity of George Eliot, many readers and critics were shocked to find that the novelist they had welcomed for her humanity, her humour, her tolerance, and the moralthough neither moralistic nor religiousethos of her work was none other than the freethinking, free-loving (as the caricature of her relationship with Lewes went) Marian Evans. By the time George Eliot's sixth and greatest novel, Middlemarch, had appeared in 18712, her status as England's finest living novelist was assured. As a novelist George Eliot managed to be both a moralist and a realist. All the phases of her experience, from piety to scepticism, from family life to social exile, from provincial obscurity to professional fame, with the pleasures and pains associated with families and small communities and associated also with expulsion, exile, or escape from them, are absorbed by the philosophical intelligence, literary allusiveness, and strong sense of dialogue and structure in those fine novels of George Eliot. DNBCondition: In half calf bindings. Externally smart with very little shelfwear, with good uniform patina to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright, and generally clean with just the very occasional instance of light spotting, usually to the first and last few pages. A wonderful set to own. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Grey Fairy Book

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1900. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, all edges gilt. Frontispiece, 31 plates, and illustrations throughout by H. J. Ford. Head of spine pulled, light rubbing to corners, light mark to front cover, owner's name erased from front free endpaper, a lovely bright copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Manuscript [Propheties Perpetuelles depuis 1521 jusqu'a la fin du monde.]

      [France:], [c1740.]. Folio. 337 x 215mm.. Modern sheep, title gilt on cover, scuffed, scattered stains, some archvial restauration on most leaves, long closed tear on first leaf. 2 page description of the work on an inserted leaf at front by Alexandre Volguine (see below). Bookplate of Daniel Ruzo, (1900-1991) Peruvian archaeologist & Nostradamus collector. In dark brown/black ink, c35 lines in text with corrections, in a fine readable cursive hand. The attribution of this work to an Neapolitan author Thomas-Joseph Moult in the 18th century has been demonstrated to be an error in attribution. Jacques Heilbronn in his masterful discussion demonstrates that the ascription is a false one and he result of a series of mis-readings. [see his on-line discussion at http://cura.free.fr/xx/17halb11.html]. The work on which the later editions is based is actually a work of the 16th century and contemporaneous with Nostradamus. Volguine [whose manuscript this was] in his facsimile edition of Moult in 1941 declared that the author was actually Nostradamus. In our copy, Volguine appends a long note on this work and gives his and Daniel Ruzo's [who owned this same manuscript at a later date] reading of the work on the basis of existing manuscripts. [The note is dated 6 November 1961.] The 1740 edition of the pseudo-Moult was very popular and went through a number of editions and was quite influential[see Chomarat 399-409; Benzara 305ff.] This is an important contemporary manuscript of this Nostradamian collection of prophecies and deserves further study. Alexandre Volguine (1903-1976) "...was perhaps the leading figure in twentieth-century French astrology, though he was born in Alexandria, Russia, and only came to France in his youth. In 1938, he founded an excellent astrological journal, Les Cahiers Astrologiques, which he edited until his death... Volguine continued editing his astrological journal despite severe twelfth-house problems during his lifetime, including imprisonment in a concentration camp during WWII, and various periods of illness and hospitalization."[Gavin Kent McClung, "A Salute To Our Heritage: What Makes A True Astrologer?" Dell Horoscope, June, 2000.]

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        Charles Dickens’s Works [Edition des Bibliophiles]

      1900. The “Edition des Bibliophiles” of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens—One of Twenty-Six CopiesDICKENS, Charles. Charles Dickens’s Works. Edited by Richard Garnett. Most Unusually and Elaborately Illustrated. London: Merrill & Baker, [1900].Edition des Bibliophiles. Limited to twenty-six lettered and registered copies (this copy being Letter “H,” Printed for Sadie Belle Lufkin). Thirty-two octavo volumes (8 15/16 x 6 inches; 227 x 154 mm.). Elaborately illustrated with frontispieces and plates, including photogravures, etchings, photo-etchings, from the original illustrations by Frederick Barnard, Hablot K. Browne (“Phiz”), George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Dalziel, F.O.C. Darley, Luke Fildes, John Gilbert, Edwin Landseer, John Leech, Daniel Maclise, J. Mahoney, F.W. Pailthorpe, Robert Seymour, Stanfield, F. Stone, Marcus Stone, and others, including fifty original watercolor drawings (“Aquarelles”) by “Kyd” (Joseph Clayton Clarke) of Dickens’s characters. Descriptive tissue guards.Contemporary blue crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt in a floral design within a gilt single fillet border, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, gilt-dotted board edges, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt within an outer border of a gilt-dotted rule and two gilt fillets, red calf doublures, red watered silk liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. Partially unopened. Although the spines are uniformly faded to green and a few leaves are poorly opened, this set is in a spectacular binding.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Characters of Romance

      1900. first edition. A Fine Copy of Nicholson's Most Important WorkNICHOLSON, William, [artist]. Characters of Romance. Miss Havisham. Mr. Weller. Don Quixote de la Mancha. John Silver. Rochester. Sophia Western. Porthos. Chicot. Baron Munchausen. Miss Fotheringay and Captain Costigan. Madge wildfire. Mulvaney. Jorrocks. Gargantua. Mr. Vanslyperken. And Commodore Trunnion. London: William Heinemann, 1900.First edition. Folio (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches). Title page with dedication on the verso to William Ernest Henley and sixteen plates (seventeen subjects) in various colors with brown backgrounds. Characters include Sophia Western, Mr. Weller, Mr. Jorrocks, [Long] John Silver and others.Publishers or contemporary full hard grain navy morocco with five gilt borders (two of them with gilt corner pieces), gilt cover and spine lettering, gilt spine band and compartments, wide gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of the Montefiore family on front pastedownA near fine copy. Considered by many to be Nicholson's most important work. The London true first is considerably less common than the American of the same date (OCLC locates 12 of the American but only one of the London, and of the nine copies to come up at auction in the last twenty-five years only one had the London imprint). Both imprints were originally issued loose in portfolios.“Nicholson’s designs for Characters of Romance were probably finished by July 1900. A single edition of lithographic reproductions of the drawings was published in October 1900. These sixteen illustrations, each of which has its title inscribed within the border, are as follows: Miss Havisham (from Dickens’ Great Expectations), Mr Weller (from Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers), Don Quixote de la Mancha (Cervantes’ Don Quixote), John Silver ((R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island), Rochester (Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre), Sophia Western (Fielding’s Tom Jones), Porthos (Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers), Chicot (Dumas’s Les Quarante Cinq), Baron Münchausen [sic] (Rudolph Erich Raspe’s Baron Münchausen), Miss Fotheringay and Captain Costigan (Thakeray’s Pendennis), Madge Wildfire (Sir Walter Scott’s The Heart of Midlothian), Mulvaney (Rudyard Kipling’s Soldiers Three), Jorrocks (R.S. Surtees’ Handley Cross), Gargantua (Rabelais’ Gargantua), Mr Vanslyperken (Captain Marryat’s The Dog Fiend) and Commodore Trunnion (Tobias Smollett’s Peregrine Pickle). The titles given above are the titles given in the publication’s list of contents—which occasionally differ slightly from the titles inscribed on the plates” (Campbell).“Nicholson’s woodcuts were reproduced by lithography except for a few portfolios printed directly from the original blocks and hand colored…Each has a heavy border—Nicholson was known as ‘the man who puts a thick black line round everything’—and within this border is a striking design, usually a single figure, made up of contrasting masses of black and one or more colors. The decorative appeal of these woodcuts was immediate and lasting” (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, p. 178).Campbell 97.

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        Illustrations of the botany of captain Cook's voyage round the world in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71. Australian plants

      London, printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-1905. Three parts in three. Folio (47.5 x 31.5 cm). Title and 102 pp., followed by 320 lithographed plates (numbered 1-318, 41A, and 45A) and three folding maps. The plates are photolithographic reproductions of the original engraved proof plates by F.P. Nodder, James Miller, J.F. Miller, and John Cleveley that were never published. The set is bound in uniform black buckram with gilt lettering on spine, reading: "Cook's First voyage. Australian plants.", and for each volume the plate numbers it contains.* One of only 300 sets produced, being the first published edition of nearly all the botanical illustrations by Banks and Solander on Australian plants. This set is the first substantial selection made from the copper plates that were engraved under Joseph Banks' direction between 1772 and 1784. The botanical specimen collected during Cook's voyage had been carefully depicted as watercolours by several artists, both during and after return of the expedition, under supervision of Banks and Solander. At least 743 engraved copperplates of superb quality were then made from the completed watercolour drawings, by eighteen selected engravers over the years 1771-1784. However for various reasons, Banks never got to publishing these plates and after his death they were bequeathed to the British Museum. It took until 1901 before the museum published a first selection of these plates, though a few of them had been used to illustrate other books. The present publication, with identifications by J. Britten, represents the first appearance of most of the images and is a magnificent overview of the first botanical study of Australian plants. Published in three parts (in 1900, 1901, and 1905), each part consisted of text and plates, though the page numbers of the text followed up on each other. In this copy, all text has been bound together at the start of the first volume, preceded by one general title page dated 1905 (this is the title page of part III). The title pages for parts I and II were left out, as per the instructions of the binder: after completion of the publication, the set was meant to be bound like this and the titles of parts I and II were only meant for temporary use. Bindings with only some light shelf wear, contents mostly very clean. Nearly all plates without foxing or spotting, only a few plates (mainly towards end of vol III) with some scattered spotting. A very good set. Nissen BBI, 74; Mitchell Library 934; Stafleu & Cowan, 295.

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        The Novels and Tales

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1900. 27 volumes, octavo. Original red half morocco by James Macdonald for Charles Scribner's Sons, spines gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Occasional small nicks and scuffs to bindings. An excellent set. A very handsome set of the collected works of Robert Louis Stevenson.

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        CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

      1900. 1. STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. NY: R.H. RUSSELL (1900). Large square 4to (12x12"), blue pictorial boards, tips and spine extrems lightly rubbed else Fine. 1st edition of perhaps the most lavish of all illustrated versions of these poems and possibly the first edition of these poems with color illustrations. This edition is illustrated by E.MARS and M.H. SQUIRE with lovely full page color plates and full page black and whites plus a profusion of text illustrations. The book is printed on heavy glossy stock and is truly beautiful. (This version was later issued in a much smaller and greatly abridged format). Due to the nature of the binding and its large size, very few copies of this edition survive in collectible condition.

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        THE WORKS OF GEORGE ELIOT. Artist's Edition. #9/100 sets issued. Leather Set. Complete in 24 volumes

      Boston: Dana Estes & Co, [No date, circa 1900.]. THE ARTIST'S EDITION, Limited to only 100 sets, of which this is set #9. The Artists Edition, this being # 9 of only 100 sets ever produced. Bound in quality morocco leather. Gilded spines. Raised hubs. The top edges are gilded. Quality rag paper. Hand colored frontisplates protected tissue. 34 inches of shelf space. 9 inches tall. VERY GOOD condition. The leather is very fresh and supple. The hinges are all 100% fully attached, except volume one, which is starting. Fine internally. Very fresh, bright, free of foxing. No writing. Some general rubs abrasion. No writing. This is an exceptional collection of Eliot's works. Only 100 sets were ever produced, making this an exceptionally scarce set, it being virtually impossible to obtain, let alone in such condition. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries.

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        Works of Charles Dickens [Manuscript Edition]

      1900. The Manuscript EditionVery Finely BoundLimited to 100 Elaborately Illustrated CopiesDICKENS, Charles. Works of Charles Dickens. With more than One Thousand Illustrations including all the usual & very many unusual plates. Edited by Richard Garnett. London: Merrill & Baker, [1900]. Manuscript Edition. Limited to 100 numbered and registered copies, this being copy No. 36. Thirty-two octavo volumes (9 x 6 in; 230 x 182 mm). Elaborately illustrated with hand colored frontispieces or original watercolors (aquarelles) to most volumes, including photogravures, etchings, photo-etchings, from the original illustrations by Frederick Barnard, Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Dalziel, F.O.C. Darley, Luke Fildes, John Gilbert, Edwin Landseer, John Leech, Daniel Maclise, J. Mahoney, F.W. Pailthorpe, Robert Seymour, Stanfield, F. Stone, Marcus Stone, and others. All illustrations with titled tissue guards.Finely bound in contemporary full crimson Levant morocco (unsigned; by Henry W. Stikeman of NYC?). Gilt ruled borders, gilt ruled central panel with corner ornaments, initials, and foliate decoration. Raised bands. six gilt ruled compartments with corner ornaments. Wide, elaborately gilt decorated dentelles. Blue silk doublures. Blue silk endpapers. Top edge gilt. A fine set.The Books and Frontispiece Artists:1. Sketches By Boz - Aquarelle by Geo. Cruikshank.2. Pickwick Papers (2 vols) - Aquarelles by Felix O.G. Darley and Frederick Barnard.3. Oliver Twist - Aquarelle by Felix O.G. Darley.4. Nicolas Nickleby (2 vols) - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).5. Old Curiosity Shop - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).6. Barnaby Rudge (2 vols) - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).7. American Notes - Edwin Roffe.8. Martin Chuzzlewit (2 vols) - Frederick Barnard and Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).9. Dombey and Son (2 vols) - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).10. David Copperfield (2 vols) - Frederick Barnard and Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).11. Bleak House (2 vols) - Frederick Barnard and Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).12. A Child's History of England - Edward Stoddard.13. Little Dorrit (2 vols) - Felix O.C. Darley and Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).14. a Tale of Two Cities - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).15. The Uncommercial Traveller - Edwin Roffe.16. Great Expectations - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).17. Our Mutual Friend (2 vols) - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).18. The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).19. Christmas Books - Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke).20. Christmas Stories - J.C. Armytage.21. Forster's Life of Dickens (2 vols) - Leslie Ward and (Unidentified).

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        Signed personal photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa during the Boer War

      South Africa: Not published,, 1900/01. Photograph (77 × 82 mm). Inscribed on the verso. Minor crease to photograph not affecting the main image. Excellent condition. A privately-taken and uncirculated inscribed photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa, where he served as a senior physician during the Boer War. This privately-taken photograph depicts Doyle standing waist-deep in a large hole, surrounded by detritus. The inscription on the verso of the image reads, "Xmas wishes. Pulling out of a hole in South Africa – like the British Empire. A Conan Doyle". Doyle was intensely patriotic, and wrote two best-selling books based on his experiences during the conflict, The Great Boer War (1900) and War in South Africa: its Cause and Conduct (1902). "The latter, translated into many foreign languages and braille, became the major international advocate of the British case in the controversial war, and bowing to his mother's insistence a somewhat reluctant Conan Doyle accepted a knighthood for it in 1902" (ODNB).

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        1900-1959 Group of Materials Illustrating the Creative Life of William Steeple Davis, Orient Long Island New York Fine Artist Including Original Sketches, a Typed Manuscript of a Nautical Book, Art & Photography Exhibition Catalogs & Articles

      Orient, Long Island New York: Various, 1900. Collection includes: a pencil sketch titled Revolution Cottage Orient, approx. 6" x 6" (on 6" x 9" sheet) and on another fold of the same sheet, 6" x 9" are three more sketches - another Orient home on the shoreline, a small sailboat and an interior view with lamp - paper darkened, old burn-spot at edge of 'lamp' sketch, edge-chipped a bit, sketches good and with good detail; with another sketch of a stylized butterfly corner-ornament, perhaps for an illustration - done in colored crayons on a 5" x 7 3/4" sheet, the art about 3" x 3" - on the back of this is a tracing of the butterfly in pencil and above that a sketch of a sailing boat pictured in a seashell-cornered frame - sailing vessels being one of Davis' favorite subjects - this sheet with a couple of closed tears and darkened a bit, artwork good; (these are not signed); (with) a (32) page double-space typed manuscript with corrections in Davis' hand for a book by him "Tentative Title: From Many Ports" - that surveys the history of ships and commerce, especially American sailing boats, with corrections in his hand throughout. In good condition, light wear, with old paper-clip rustmarks at top of sheets and with an index card written in his hand stating that "...Book idea specimen Mss. & 7 sheets of drawings sent Little, Brown Apr 1/35 Ret." (drawings not part of this ms.) with the first class mailing envelope from Little Brown that held the ms. papers - Davis "...had a great enthusiasm for sailing vessels and made a careful study of their structures and the details of their sails and riggings..." (quote from a Oysterponds Hist. Soc. exhibit notice of his works - with a copy of this notice here as well) - as far as we can determine, this book was not published; (with) a copy of the French arts review magazine 'Revue Du Vrai Et Du Beau' of Paris, issue of December 10, 1924 with a typed translation of an article about Davis, with corrections in his hand, that his found within a larger piece on "The Exhibition at Newport" by Count Chabrier and the article illustrates 2 paintings by W.S.D. - the translation is 2 typed pages, both magazine & trans. in good condition; (with) Art Exhibition catalogues in every one of which are found one or more works by William Steeple Davis, among artistic endeavors of many other prominent artists of the time: 1914 Second Annual art Exhibition Benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital Greenport L.I. ([4] sides, W. Cole Brigham, Sarah L. Craven, Whitney M. Hubbard, Edith & Henry Prellwitz, Julia M. Wickham, Gladys & Irving Wiles, more) some chipping and soil, good; 1926 Montclair At Museum ([4] sides, single artist exhibit for Davis, with a large list of works, oil, watercolor, etching, block prints); 1926 Brooklyn Society of Artists Tenth Annual Exhibition ([8] pages, at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, Edna Thurber, W.E. Spader, Sara Hess, Leon Davo, Will J. Quinlan, Louise Mansfield, Katharine Lovell, Isabel Moore Kimball, with list of Society members); 1927 Canadian National Exhibition Fine, Graphic & Applied Arts & Salon of Photography ([140] pages, black and white illustrated throughout, hundreds of artists & works listed, Anna Airy, Reginald Brundrit, Gordon Coutts, Lady Scott Young, Louis Jourdan, F.S. Coburn, Amy C. Despard, Fred Haines, Charles Jefferys, Marion Long, Charles Comfort, W. Maltman, Tod Lendenmouth, Stanley Turner, Tankai Suzuki, J. Sudek, Edward Mudge, Laboratorio di Resinotipia, Frank Drtikol, an excellent, detailed catalog); 1928 Brooklyn Soc. of Artist at Pratt, ([6] panels, Eugene F. Cole, Sanilslav Rembski, Fred Cuming, Eugene Jones, Louis J. Urich, Frances Keffer, Alta West Salisbury, Bessie Eisenberg, Alexander Zeitlin, more); 1929 Eighth Annual Exhibition of Etchings Lithographs Block Prints The Art Alliance Philadelphia ([8] panels, Charles H. Woodbury, John Taylor Arms, Lee Sturges, Gordon Grant, Richard E. Bishop, Margaeret J. Patterson, Wuanita Smith, Frances H. Gearhart, Beatrice S. & William Auerbach-Levy, G. A. Mock, Marylka Modjeska, Frank W. Benson, more) 1940 Tercentenary Art Exhibition Peconic School ([4] panels, Virginia Beresford, Caroline M. Bell, T. Currie-Bell, Gladys & Irving Wiles, Julia Wickham, Willa Hagerman, Edith & Henry Prellwitz, more, with list of Patronesses); (and) a copy of the November 1916 Photo-Era The American Journal of Photography, (72) pages, which holds 8 black and white photo-images by W.S. Davis, as part of a featured article "The Possiblities of our Neighborhood" by him, (and articles & illustrations by others) - magazine with some wear and soiling to covers, rub- spot, in good condition; (and) 1957, 1958 and 1960 single-artist exhibitions of Davis' work, paintings, at the National Arts Club Gramercy Park, lists of oil paintings and watercolors, (4) panels each catalog; the above are all priced catalogs, with titles identified, the group with light wear, very good; (with) a Little, Brown & Co. illustrated 4-panel review and order form for the popular W.S. Davis book "Practical Amateur Photography"; (and) a (16) page child's school-book in which a young Davis translates line-by-line various French works, fairy tales and fables, all in his script hand, (paper wrap covers detached, in very good condition); William Steeple Davis (1884-1961) painter, educator, engraver, inventor, block printer, pictorial photographer, writer, graphic artist, resident of Orient, Long Island, (WWW in American Art 1999); a good group of material concerning this artist's life and work and especially interesting for the insight it offers into the many aspects of his creative work; also of interest to read of how this work, in many different artistic fields, was promoted and sold over a half-century, along with seeing how other artists joined in the effort to vigorously publicize and sell their works over the years; this group of special interest concerning Peconic Art School and Orient Long Island art history. . First Edition. Not Bound. Very Good.

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        “Peter Rabbit Sledging”

      1900. An Original Watercolor Drawing of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix PotterPOTTER, Beatrix (1866-1943). “Peter Rabbit Sledging.” [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1900]. Early pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing. Depicts two rabbits, wearing blue sweaters, in the snow, with one rabbit pulling a sled which has overturned on the other rabbit. Image size: 3 x 4 inches; 90 x 115 mm. Exhibited: The British Art of Illustration 1800-1995. Matted, framed, and glazed.Anne Wright Hobbs (past curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum) saw this painting on our stand at the recent London International Antiquarian Book Fair and told us of this painting's importance. She subsequently sent us an email saying that she had found two other very similar drawings to this one."The unfinished preliminary study is from the Linder Bequest at the V&A (LB 1009, but the catalogue entry not worth searching out: no more information than I have given you here). The medium is watercolour and sepia ink over pencil. "The finished picture is one of a pair of designs from the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP no. is: RBD BP ART 10a). This design was reproduced on the cover of their 1966 souvenir booklet. The other one (I don't have a copy) shows the rabbits progressing from right to left, one pulling along the sledge in which the other rabbit sits; there is a signpost on the left. The picture is initialed (bottom right): 'HBP', and dated: '94'. It is reproduced in a little guide to the Free Library of Philadelphia's Beatrix Potter collections (1996), which erroneously describes it as 'n.d.'! That picture is also reproduced on the front page of the exhibition list for a display shown in 2001-2002. "The two Free Library of Philadelphia designs are drawn on recto and verso of a card, 9x12 cm. The first drawing is also inscribed (lower right corner): 'turn over'. It was given to the Free Library of Philadelphia by W. Atlee Burpee, 1959. (See greeting card issued by the Free Library of Philadelphia, entitled 'Bunnies in the snow'.) "Beatrix Potter seems to have made several versions of the rabbit card, or at least of one of the designs. The pre-tumble scene features on a card sent to the sisters Elizabeth and Eleanor Lupton, second cousins of BP, and as sold by Kidson-Trigg of Swindon in September 2006. "I am pretty sure that the Free Library of Philadelphia managed to acquire another version.

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        The Complete Works of Charles Dickens - 30 Volumes

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1900 Circa 1900, n.d. // COMPLETE SET OF WORKS.30 volumes. 8vo (8.4 x 5.9 inches).Illustrated throughout with line engravings by various artists. A very good bright set in the publishers delux leather bindings. Half red morocco,spines with three raised bands,ruled in blind. Decorative Arts & Crafts style tree and floral decorations to spines. All volumes lettered within gilt ruled borders. Marbled paper on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some minor rubbing to corners and a little uniform fading on spines but overall a highly attractive set in very good condition. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Salammbo. Watercolors & etchings by Georges ROCHEGROSSE. Bindings by Charles Meunier

      Paris: A. Ferroud, 1900, 2 volumes, first Rochegrosse edition, one of 20 deluxe examples on hand-made ”grand velin d'Arches” paper (total edition 600), this copy not numbered, likely artist's or publisher's copy. Text by Gustave Flaubert illustrated with 52 b&w etchings by Georges Rochegrosse (engraved by Champollion), each in 3 or 4 states (including two suites with remarques), + two original full-page gouache paintings, each signed by the artist, one per volume. Overall size 11.25 x 7.75 inches (28 x 19 cm); XXIV + 191 + 237 pages, text in French. Each volume beautifully bound in 1903 by Charles Meunier (1865-1940) with full mauve morocco; both panels and spine with a floral design of onlaid color leathers and gilt filets; all edges gilt; doublures with outstanding mosaic design of color leathers and rich gilt filets; original wrappers and backstrips bound-in; fit in slipcases with matching marble paper over boards; each binding signed and dated by the Master binder. One slipcase with a slight corner bump, but overall an excellent unique example by the two Art Nouveau masters Rochegrosse and Meunier (1865-1940). References: Monod 4693. Provenance: 1) Pierre Bergé (Paris/Geneva); 2) Angelo Mariani, with an excellent etched ex-libris plate by Albert Robida [1848-1926], tipped-in at front of each volume, signed in the plate.

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        La Legende De St. Julien L'Hospitalier

      London: Eragny Press, 1900. 92pp, [4], original cloth backed boards, with original paper label to upper board. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, internally some light spotting, mainly to endpapers and margins, but generally clean and quite bright. One of two hundred and twenty-six copies (two hundred for sale), with designs by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. One of three short stories of Flaubert's printed by the Eragny Press, Genz EP7; Urbanelli page 121. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Pissarro, Lucien and Pissarro, Esther. 16mo.

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        The Will of an Eccentric

      London, Sampson, Low and Co. 1900, 1900. First English edition. Profusely illustrated with one fold out chart/gameboard. Publisher's green cloth boards decorated and titled in gilt and colour with a suitably Verneian scene of three men on a tandem (tridem?) cycling energetically across a desolate mountainous landscape whilst discharging revolvers at a pursuing pack of wolves. As you do. A de luxe edition was publshed similtaneously with floral endpapers and all edges gilt. Internally clean and bright this copy possesses black endpapers and plain page edges; a trifle dusty, but bright, fresh and solid. A nice example of a madcap bit of scarce late Verne involving a lunatic race across America for enough cash to build your own nuclear submarine and fly it to the moon. Wacky Races goes steampunk, endearingly frenetic and madder than an eel flavoured hat. BBA sale 634 [Literature].

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        SPORTING GARLAND

      1900. 1. (ALDIN,CECIL)illus. A SPORTING GARLAND. Lond: Sands ca 1900. Oblong folio (15x10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers lightly rubbed and tips worn else fine. The text for children is in verse in large type and deals with outdoor sports. Divided into 3 sections, each has a pictorial half-title, frontis and many fabulous, bold full page color illustrations by Aldin. Each page of text also has a color illustration. Printed on heavy coated paper, this is a stunning book showing Aldin at his best.

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        MATCHBOX LABELS, Collection of.

      Cloth album, 8vo (16x23 cm) with 533 mounted matchbox labels from all over the world c. 1900 to 1950.. Interesting collection of matchbox labels, showing the enormous diversity on this particular field from country to country. Sweden appears not surprisingly as the great power of matches. The collection consists of several Danish, including illegally distributed labels from the German occupation 1940-1945. Among other countries represented in this phillumeny gallery are Belgium, The Netherlands, Finland, Estonia and Latvia (pre-WW2), Poland, Germany, Russia, Australia and the US. Fr

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      102 sider. 4to, 18,5x14,5cm. Innbundet i et 1900-talls bind med pergament i ryggen Danmark Omkring 1650 Samling med håndskrevne lover og forordninger, juridiske opplysninger og andre notater skrevet på 1600-tallet i det som synes å være skrevet av et par-tre forskjellige hender til ulike tider. De seks siste sidene virker å være et register. En meget spennende håndskriftsamling fra Christian den fjerdes tid med dateringer i hvert fall fra 1627 til 1634. Pga. skrifttypen og den tette skriften er det et møysommelig arbeid å tyde innholdet. Norge ser ut til å nevnes enkelte steder

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        Calcul des Probabilités. Tome I [all published].Théorie de la Spéculation. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1912.

      Very rare first edition of Bachelier's first book, in which he elaborated and further developed the ideas from his celebrated thesis <i>Théorie de la Spéculation</i> (1900). Bachelier considered this book as the first to surpass Laplace's great treatise <i>Théorie Analytique des Probabilités</i> (1812).<br/><br/> Louis Bachelier (1870-1946) is nowadays generally credited with being the first person to model the stochastic process now called Brownian motion, which was part of his PhD thesis. His thesis, which discussed the use of Brownian motion to evaluate stock options, is historically the first paper to use advanced mathematics in the study of finance.<br/><br/> "Five years before Einstein's famous 1905 paper on Brownian Motion, in which Einstein derived the equation (the partial differential heat/diffusion equation of Fourier) governing Brownian motion and made an estimate for the size of molecules, Bachelier had worked out, for his Thesis, the distribution function for what is now known as the Wiener stochastic process (the stochastic process that underlies Brownian Motion) linking it mathematically with the diffusion equation. The probabilist William Feller had originally called it the Bachelier-Wiener Process. It appears that Einstein in 1905 was ignorant of the work of Bachelier. <br/><br/> "Seventy three years before Black and Scholes wrote their famous paper in 1973, Bachelier had derived the price of an option where the share price movement is modelled by a Wiener process and derived the price of what is now called a barrier option (namely the option which depends on whether the share price crosses a barrier)." (MacTutor History of Mathematics). <br/><br/> "However, not only was his thesis remarkable, but his later researches were even more so ... Bachelier introduced an interesting theory of 'invers probability' and of 'probability causes,' that is of statistical estimation, which he pursued in a treatise on the calculus of probabilities published in 1912 [the offered volume], which is as clear as it is remarkable." (Statisticians of the Centuries).. Large 4to (272 x 220 mm), contemporary half cloth with the original printed wrappers and spine strip pasted to the boards back, pp [viii] 516 [2:index] and three sheets of loose tables laid in (as issued?). A very fine copy of this rarity

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        A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz. With an Appendix of Leading Passages.

      Cambridge, 1900. Lex 8vo. Uncut in the original full cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Unusually fine, clean, and fresh copy. Pencil annotation to front free end-paper stating "1st state binding/ with double blind rule/ 23 cm tall // second state has single blind rule/ 22,5 cm tall". (2), XVI, (2), 311, (1) pp.. First edition of Russel's important first purely philosophical work, a seminal contribution to Leibniz-scholarship, the work that is responsible for the universal comprehension of Leibniz as being the first logicist, and the work in which Russell himself anticipates his own logicism. "In this landmark book Russell argues that many important and (until then) largely ignored portions of Leibniz's philosophy are not only coherent and logical, but also quite profound. Moreover, Russell argues that Leibniz's philosophy "follows almost entirely from a small number of premises", chief among which is the claim that every true proposition consists of (and must, in principle, be analyzable into) a "subject" and "predicate"... " (Nicholas Griffin, in: The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell, p. 173). The work is one of Russell's earliest and the one for which he is most universally admired. He not only provides a completely new and original interpretation of Leibniz's philosophy (later confirmed by the discovery of Leibniz' manuscripts), he also here, through Leibniz, foreshadows his own logicism, the commitment to which he otherwise only explicitly states the year after (in his essay "Recent Work on the Principles of Mathematics", 1901), and more famously in his other landmark work "principles of Mathematics" from 1903. "Bertrand Arthur William Russell (b.1872 - d.1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist, and social critic, best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. His most influential contributions include his defense of logicism (the view that mathematics is in some important sense reducible to logic), and his theories of definite descriptions and logical atomism. Along with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the founders of analytic philosophy. Along with Kurt Gödel, he is also regularly credited with being one of the two most important logicians of the twentieth century." (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)."He fought, unsuccessfully, against wars, and wrote books on that subject. Some of his technical philosophy came about in the same kind of way: he was asked at the last minute to give a course of lectures on Leibniz, and with only this accident for excuse he wrote an enduring classic, "A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz" (1900). (Ronald Jager, "The Development of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy", p. 26)

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        Album di viste fotografiche di edifici costrutti in buenos aires (rep. argentina) dal sig. bisighini francesco. s.l., s.a. (1900 ca.).

      Album di cm. 35 x 24, con 32 fotografie a piena pagina applicate su cartoncino. Bella legatura coeva in pelle con titoli, decorazioni e ricchi fregi in oro al piatto. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Bella raccolta fotografica che illustra parecchi edifici fatti erigere dall'Impresario edile Francesco Bisighini, attivo a Buenos Aires ed originario di Carbonara Po. Appaiono tra l'altro 6 interessanti fotografie di esterni ed interni della villa che quest'ultimo abitò nella capitale argentina. Bisighini rappresenta l'immagine dell'immigrato che in pochi anni riesce a costruirsi una grande (e per certi versi misteriosa) fortuna. Rientrato in Italia, nel suo paese natale, passò la seconda parte della vita a costruire la celebre villa che porta il suo nome, come sorta di monumento alla memoria. Ancor oggi visitata ed adibita a luogo di incontri e fastosi banchetti, villa Bisighini rappresenta la maggiore attrattiva di Carbonara Po. Nel 1999, presso l'associazione Dante Alighieri di Buenos Aires, si è tenuta l'esposizione dal titolo: ""Il Cavalier Francesco Bisighini. Un Costruttore Italiano in Buenos Aires"" e la associazione Mantovani nel Mondo ha spesso provveduto a ricordare e celebrare la figura di uno dei suoi rappresentanti più famosi. Le belle immagini fotografiche ci offrono inoltre un'interessante panoramica della Buenos Aires inizio '900.

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        The Holy Bible (Old and New Testament)

      Illustrated Bible Society London Illustrated Bible Society 1900vg Folio (54x40cm). 3 vols. Deluxe publisher's trade binding, full leather with gold tooled decoration designed by Walter Crane. Top edge gilt and gauffred with floral design. Illustrated throughout with 100 full-page prints by Edward Burne Jones, Alma Tedema, Tissot, Edward Abbey, Gerome, Morelli, Uhde, Constant and others, all members of the Royal Academy. Illustrated chapter headings, ornamental initials, gold endpapers and tissue designs with biblical references also by Walter Crane. Blank family register. Borders of prints foxed throughout, not affecting images. Sporadic foxing to borders of text pages. Some rubbing to crown and heel of spines. Very light white spotting to leather back covers. Vol 3 two small scuffs to front cover, expertly restored. Overall, fine condition. A spectacular set in a fine binding. An important legacy of the English pre-Raphaelite artists.

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        MORTE D'ARTHUR:Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Kinghts of the Round Table

      MACMILLAN 1900. 2 vols. 439 + 531 pp. Library of English Classics. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in crimson half leather. Marbled boards & eps. Teg. Raised bands on spines. Titles/date gt. Corners & top spine a bit rubbed, with surface tear top one spine ow nice set

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        La Locomotion a Travers l'Histoire et les Moeurs

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

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        Balthasar et la Reine Balkis.

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet 1900. Aquarelles originale d'apres Henri Caruchet. 40 pp. Limited to 350 copies. Bound with orig. wrappers, raised bands, and all edges gilt in nice full olivegreen morocco with inner boards in full leather in light aubergine with inlaid coloured decorations also in leather and first endpapers with silk on recto. (Jansenist-binding). Spine a little faded.. One of 50 copies on Japanese vellum for Monsieur Garnier

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        Künstler-Postkarten zum Ausmalen. No. 645.

      12 perforierte Bl. Mit 24 farbiigen lithographierten und 24 lithographierten Postkarten. Originalbroschur mit farbigem Deckelbild. Von den 24 Postkarten zum ausmalen sind 13 ausgemalt. - Einband lose und etwas berieben. Vorderdeckel mit Name und Abriss (ca. 1x3,5 cm) im unteren Rand. Perforationen stellenweise bereits etwas eingerissen.

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        (Kiel 1867 - 1913 Jena). Landschaft mit Spaziergängerin. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1900. Unten links signiert. 50 x 60 cm. Gerahmt.

      Parkähnliche grüne Landschaft mit kleinem Bach, links im Hintergrund ein helles Bergmassiv.- Verso auf der Leinwand mit hs. Nummer '346'.- Carl Arp, Sohn eines Kieler Brauereibesitzers und Vetter von Hans Arp, studierte an der Kunstschule in Weimar. Nachdem der damalige Großherzog der Begeisterung für den französischen Impressionismus Einhalt gebot, indem er die Werke Arps aus der permantenten Ausstellung entfernte, trat daraufhin Arp aus der Schule aus. Er lebte eine Zeit auf Sizilien, in München und Kiel bevor er nach Weimar zurückkehrte. Unmittelbar vor dieser Rückkehr verbrachte er einen Sommer auf Sylt und probierte sich an den Kunstströmungen der Avantgarde. Die Ergebnisse dieses Aufenthaltes stellte er 1905 in der Kieler Kunsthalle aus. (vgl. Schulte-Wülwer, Künstlerinsel Sylt, S. 150).- .

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        A Los Toros Album

      Barcelona. Hermanegildo Miralles. 1900. Extravagantly bound in scarlet piectorial gilt decorated boards, depicting a larged lace fan with bullfighting motifs, flowers and gilt titles. Publishers Colophon to rear board. Ornate coloured endsheets. Oblong Folio. 14.5"x10.5". The Second Edition. Illustrated by 28 Aquarelles by Perea. Complete as issued. A superlative collection of brilliant Aquarelles depicting all aspects of bullfighting culture. Text in Spanish, French, English and German. A very scarce issue. Some minor rubbing at edges and corners. Rear cover moderately soiled. A Near Fine extremely crisp and bright copy.

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        [Works]. Love's Labour Lost. The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Comedy of Errors. All's Well That Ends Well. Titus Andronicus. Romeo and Juliet. The Merchant of Venice. Henry VI. King Richard III. King Henry VIII. King John. King Richard II. A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Taming of the Shrew. The Merry Wives of Windsor. As You Like It. King Henry IV. King Henry V. Much Ado About Nothing. Twelfth Night. Measure for Measure. Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra. Coriolanus. Hamlet. Othello. Troilus and Cressida. Timon of Athens. Pericles. Macbeth. King Lear. Cymbeline. The Tempest. The Winter's Tale. Poems. Sonnets.

      London: The Vale Press 1900-1903.. Limited edition, one of 310 sets, being thirty-nine volumes bound in fourteen, 8vo. Marginal decorations by Charles Ricketts to the first leaf and then to a selection of others in each work. Uncut in contemporary vellum with yapp edges, spines with gilt titles after the typography found within, some rubbing and discolouration of the vellum otherwise a very good set. A complete set of Charles Rickett's Vale Press Shakespeare, rebound in a simple style redolent of many of the private press books of the era.

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        Speeches

      Presentation copy to "Mrs Fairfax Harrison [nee Hetty Cary, of Virginia landed gentry, kinswoman of the Carrs, Jeffersons and Randolphs and wife of the President of the Southern Railway] / from her friend & servant / O W Holmes / February 28 1905". Original printed buff boards, somewhat darkened and rubbed, but a clean copy. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1900.

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        Kongens Fald. 3 bd. (Foraarets Død. Den store Sommer. Vinteren). Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1900-01. Indbundet med alle deltitelblade, samt smudstitelblade og fællestitelblad i ét smukt privat halvlæderbind med guldsnit. Bindet signeret Karen Thygesen Holm.. Med tilskrift på friblad. "Til den hjælpsomme Martha [Marie Poulsen] fra din egoistiske Ven Tom [Kristensen]". Efter en længere drukperiode, efter konen Gerdas død, boede Tom Kristensen sammen med Martha, der senere bliv gift med maleren Paul René Gauguin og tog dennes navn

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        Claudine à l'École. Septième édition.

      Paris; Librairie Paul Ollendorff, 1900. First edition, later printing. [18,5x12,5 cm]. [ix] + (1 blank), 336 pp. Later black half leather with decorated boards, green top edge and the other edges rough-trimmed. Wrappers preserved. Spine very slightly out of square. Rear top corner bumped. The wrappers are creased, soiled, and with minor losses. Rear wrapper is detached. The first two leaves with a minimal corner loss. There is a small hole in the inner margin of pp. 105/106 (a bit of the leaf is stuck to pp. 107) and a tear in the inner margin of pp. 107/108. Pp. 133/134, 325/326 and 335/336 detached. Contents toned, with some cornerfolds and a few small stains scattered through the text. Inscribed on the title: ''A Monsieur de Pinto [?] / Ma aspirant-collabo / Willy''. Henry Gauthier-Villars (1859-1931) was one of Paris's most influential music critics, and a central figure in the city's fashionable circles. Under the pseudonym Willy, he published around fifty titles between the years 1898 and 1908, novels as well as essays. Characteristic of his approach was the systematic use of ghostwriters, so called ''nègres'', by himself called ''collabos'', helpers. The ghostwriters were chosen carefully by Gauthier-Villars himself and worked under his direct supervision. Many of them were young writers and scholars who would later make a name for themselves in their own right, such as Jean de Tinan and Pierre Véber. Best known of Willy's ''nègres'' is obviously his first wife, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who under the pseudonym "Willy" between 1900 and 1903 wrote four novels about the young school girl Claudine, of which Claudine à l'École is the first. The novels, which are partly autobiographical, depict a young, provincial schoolgirl who discovers sensuality and big-city temptations. The novels became a huge commercial success, framed by the scandals of their equivocal content. Colette was later generally acknowledged as the author of the Claudine novels, of which later editions were signed ''Colette Willy'', and eventually ''Colette''. This copy was apparently given to a becoming ghostwriter

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        The Norwegian North Polar Expedition 1893-1896. Scientific Resultats. I-VI.

      A. W. Brögger, Christiania 1900-1906. 4:o. Vol. I. I. Colin Archer. The Fram. (4),VIII,16pp. + 3 plates (One folding). II. J. F. Pompeckj. The Jurassic Fauna of Cape Flora, Franz Josef Land. With a Geological Sketch of Cape Flora and its Neighbourhood by Fridtjof Nansen. Illustrated. 147,(7 last blank) pp. + 2 plates. III. A. G. Nathorst. Fossil Plants from Franz Josef Land. Illustrated. 26,(6, last 2 blank) pp. + 2 plates. IV. Robert Collett and Fridtjof Nansen. An Account of the Birds. 53,(1) pp. + 2 plates. V. G. O. Sars. Crustacea. 141,(3 blank) pp. + XXXVI plates each with 2 pages of accompanion text, IV pp. Vol. II. VI. H. Geelmuyden. Astronomical Observations. (6),III,(1),LX,136 pp. VII. Aksel S. Steen. Terrestrial Magnetism. (4),196 pp. + 17 plates. VIII. O. E. Schiötz. Results of the Pendulum Observations and some Remarks on the Constitution of the Earth`s Crust. 90 pp. Vol. III. IX. Fridtjof Nansen. The Oceanography of the North Polar Basin. (6), XI,(1),427,(1) pp. + 33 folding plates. X. Fridjof Nansen. On Hydrometers and the Surface Tension of Liquids. 87,(1) pp. Vol. IV. XI. H. H. Gran. Diatomaceae from the Ice-Floes and Plankton of the Artic Ocean. (6),74 ,(6) pp. + 3 plates. XII. John Klaer. The Lower Silurian at Khabarova. 16,(2) pp. + 1 plate. XIII. Fridtjof Nansen. The Bathymetrical Features of the North Polar Seas, with a Discussion of the Continental Shelves and Previous Oscillations of the Shore-Line. (With 29 plates).(2),231,(1) pp. + 26 plates, most folding (of 29, lacking I,XI and XXIX). Vol. V. XIV. O. B. Böggild. On the Bottom Deposits of the North Polar Sea. Appendix I: Analysis of the Bottom Deposits by O. Heidenreich and Charles J. J. Fox. Apendix II. Thalamophora of the Bottom Deposits and the Mud from the Ice Surface by Hans Kiaer. (6),62,(2) pp. + 3 folding plates. XV. V. Walfrid Ekman. On Dead-Water: being a description of the so-called phenomenon often hindering the headway of ships in Norwegian Fjords and elsewhere, and an experimental investigation of it causes etc. With a preface by Professor Vilhelm Bjerknes. X,152 pp. + 17 plates, one folding. XVI. Fridtjof Nansen. Protozoa on the Ice-Floes of the North Polar Sea. 22 pp. + 8 plates, each with 2 pages of accompanion text. Vol. VI. XVII. H. Mohn. Meteorology. XIV,(2)659,(1 blank) pp. + 20 plates. Vol II with 2 folding plates in pocket lower cover. Vol. I-IV in publisher`s green cloth. Top edge gilt else uncut. Vol. V-VI in publisher`s printed wrappers. Vol. I. Repaired tear at head of spine. Vol. II 25mm crack at lower joint at foot of spine and with weak inner hinges. Vol VI with spots on spine and folded corner lower cover. All volumes with Library stamps and cancellation stamps. Vol. I-III 29,5 x 23,5 cm. Vol. IV. 30 x 23 cm. Vol. V-VI. (Published by the Fridtjof Nansen Fund for the Advancement of Science). 29,5 x 23 cm.. Plates in pocket Vol. II. Pl. I. Track of the Fram from 1893, September, to 1895, February. Pl. II. Drift of the Fram from 1895, February, to 1896 August, and Nansen`s and Johansen`s Sledge-Expedition

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