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        MARIENKIND

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

      [Bookseller: Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books ]
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        Montecarlo.

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

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        UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS

      1900. 2. HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS. NY: D. Appleton 1881. 8vo, brown cloth stamped in gold and black, 231p. + [viii]p. ads, tiny pinhole in ep, owner name, sl. edge wear else VG+. 1st ed., 1st issue with "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line and without ads for this title in rear. Illus. by Frederick Church and James Moser. Harris was the first American author to set out to chronicle American Black legends and stories. Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox have become American icons. This is a nice copy of this book. Peter Parley to Penrod p56, BAL 7100, Grolier, 100 Influential American Books prior to 1900 #83..

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

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

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        Ladies' Costumes with Transferable Head

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

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

      Chicago: Manufactured by HC Evans & Company, [1900]. Hinged wood frame. Very Good+. circa 1900? Manufactured by HC Evans & Company, Chicago. Hinged wood frame with printed cards, pips and bone beads. Top of the line handcrafted Faro Case keeper with the wood having some marks but overall in very good+ original condition, opens to 12 x 10-1/2. (no separate deck of playing cards only those shown in affixed position on the game board). An abacus-like device, called a "case keep", is employed to assist the players and prevent dealer cheating by counting cards. The operator of the case keep is called the "case keeper"., Faro (also known as Pharo, Pharaon, Faro Bank, "Bucking The Tiger", etc.) was the most popular gambling game of the 19th Century American Old West (1800'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. It was one of the few games played by all classes - virtually everyone, of all races, sexes and means. Faro was so popular that a lot of people lost a lot of money playing it and other gambling game...

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Concerning Children

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

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        Das Wesen Des Christentums.

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

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

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

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        The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne 22 Volumes

      Houghton Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press, 1900. Hard Cover. 258 of 500 copies of the Autograph Edition, signed in the first volume by the author's daughter, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, who provided the introduction, and by the publisher. FRONTISPIECE OF EACH VOLUME IS SIGNED BY THAT VOLUME'S ILLUSTRATOR. This beautiful and important set is illustrated by some of the foremost illustrators from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They include several of the artists of the Brandywine School such as Howard Pyle, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Frank Schoonover and Anna Whelan Betts. Other illustrators include the famed American impressionist artist, Child Hassam. The volumes are signed as follows: Anna Whelan Betts (Volume I); Emlen McConnell (II); Sarah S. Stilwell (III); Jessie Wilcox Smith (IV); Mary Lewis Ayer (V); Eric Pape (VI); Maud Cowles (VII); B. West Clinedinst (VIII); Alice Barber Stephens (IX and X); E.C. Peixotto (XI); Frank T. Merrill (XII); Howard Pyle (XIII); A.I. Keller) (XIV); Frederick McCormick (XV); F.C. Yohn(XVI); Albert Herter (XVII); Harry Fenn (XVIII); Childe Hassam (XIX); Edmunc H. Garrett (XX); Jules Guerin (XXI); and Ross Turner (XXII). Beautifully bound in publisher's deluxe binding of three quarter blue morocco, marbled boards, and gilt decorated spine with titles and floral ornaments betweeen raised bands. Marbled end pages, t.e.g.. In fine condition. LIT/072310 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Fine.

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        COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Peinture d'art nouveau, decorations murales et plafonds (2a série), Paris- Dourdan, Juliot Ch., éditeur, 1900

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Les Sciences Maudites

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

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        American Statesmen: Complete in 40 Volumes

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1899-1900. First. Standard Library edition. Forty volumes with Index. Octavos. Green ribbed cloth, gilt-stamped spine, top edge gilt. Illustrated with portraits. Owner's name embossed on front fly, scattered foxing, lightly stained cloth, still a very good set, lacking the scarce dustwrappers. Volume I: Benjamin Franklin by Morse; Volume I, Second Series: Ulysses S. Grant by Coolidge; Volume II: Samuel Adams by Hosmer; Volume II, Second Series: John Sherman by Burton; Volume III: Patrick Henry by Tyler; Volume III, Second Series: James G. Blaine by Stanwood; Volume IV: George Washington by Lodge; Volume IV, Second Series: Thomas B. Reed by McCall; Volume V: George Washington by Lodge; Volume V, Second Series: John Hay by Thayer; Volume VI: John Adams by Morse; Volume VI, Second Series: John Hay by Thayer; Volume VII: Alexander Hamilton by Lodge; Volume VII, Second Series: William McKinley by Olcott; Volume VIII: Gouverneur Morris by Roosevelt; Volume VIII, Second Series: William McKinley by Olcott; Volume IX: John Jay by Pellew; Volume X: John Marshall by Magruder; Volume XI: Thomas Jefferson by Morse; Volume XII: James Madison by Gay; Volume XIII: Albert Gallatin by Stevens; Volume XIV: James Monroe by Gilman; Volume XV: John Quincy Adams by Morse; Volume XVI: John Randolph by Adams; Volume XVII: Andrew Jackson by Sumner; Volume XVIII: Martin Van Buren by Shepard; Volume XIX: Henry Clay by Schurz; Volume XX: Henry Clay by Schurz; Volume XXI: Daniel Webster by Lodge; Volume XXII: John C. Calhoun by Von Holst; Volume XXIII: Thomas H. Benton by Roosevelt; Volume XXIV: Lewis Cass by Andrew C. McLaughlin; Volume XXV: Abraham Lincoln by Morse; Volume XXVI: Abraham Lincoln by Morse; Volume XXVII: William H. Seward by Lothrop; Volume XXVIII: Salmon P. Chase by Hart; Volume XXIX: Charles Francis Adams by Adams; Volume XXX: Charles Sumner by Storey; Volume XXXI: Thaddeus Stevens by McCall, and Volume XXXII: General Index by Smith. A lovely and important collectible set. .

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        Deutschlands Heer und Flotte, in Wort und Bild; Germany`s Army and Navy, by Pen and Picture; Künstlerisch dargestellt; Artistically Illustrated Nach den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet; Mit Originalbeiträgen über die deutsche Armee; Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities; With Important Original Contributions on the German Army

      The Werner Company Akron: The Werner Company. 1900. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Cloth hardbound that appears to be re-backed (boards look to be original, but black spine-label looks new) with new endpapers, 181 pp., heavily illustrated with chromolithos, clean unmarked text, Good copy only, soil/discoloration to some pages of the text, wear to some pages of the text along the edges (especially bad at the outer pages) including some loss, some pages with creasing or tearing, light soil/discoloration to the covers, some rubbing or wear to the tips and edges of the covers with some loss to the tips. Despite the flaws, the plates of this volume are very sharp and bright. Rare book, great item. Text in German and English. Digital images available upon request.

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

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

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

      London: MAcmillan and Col, Limited; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1900. STRIKINGLY BEAUTIFUL, HIGHLY POLISHED, FULL TREE CALF PRIZE BINDINGS for the RUGBY SCHOOL ________ Bound and signed "Lawrence. Binder. Rugby." at top of each front endpaper. Spine with five raised bands, red and green title and author/volume labels; elaborate gilt ruled and gilt-tooled panels. ________ Pagination xv, 533 pp; [iv], 470 pp; [iv], 522 pp (index from pp. 475-522). ________ Front and back boards with floriated gilt role tool; all board edges gilt tooled; Rugby School coat of arms in center of each front board; all pages edges marbled to match endpapers. ________ This set was awarded to E. J. White as a prize for his work in physics in 1905. Award bookplate in the first volume only is signed and dated by H. A. James, leader of the Rugby School. E.J. White is later recorded having obtained First Classes in the Tripos examinations at Cambridge. ________ H. A. James was one of the most important educators of his time, and the influence of Rugby and its students was enormous, and in many ways the stereotype of the English public school. Rugby was partly the inspiration for TOM BROWN'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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        NAVY ALPHABET

      1900. 2. BAUM,L.FRANK. THE NAVY ALPHABET. Chicago: Geo. Hill 1900. Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards. Slight cover soil, edges rubbed a bit as usual, corner of blank endpaper repaired else a VG+, nice clean copy.1st and only edition. Printed on rectos only, each leaf has hand-lettered text below which appear wonderful, rich full color illustrations by HARRY KENNEDY - all with a navy theme. Very scarce, especially in such nice condition.

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

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

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        Souvenir: Being a Collection of Sketches & Drawings (Royal Naval & Military Bazaar, Organized by Charles Peter Little in Aid of H.R.H. Princess Christian's Homes for Disabled Soldiers & Sailors on June 19, 20, 21, 1900)

      London: The Dangerfield Printing Company, 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover in original cream-colored boards imprinted with the image of three soldiers and a horse. Folio. First printing. Light wear to edges and light soiling to boards. Binding is solid and interior pages are clean. Thirty-one full-page color plates of Charlton's uniformed men, with literary contributions by Harold Begbie, Walter Besant, Guy Boothby, F.C. Burnand, and John Strange Winter. Charlton ranks as one of Britain's preeminent "battle" painters of the late Victorian era. Unpaginated.

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

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

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

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

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        Praktischer Leitfaden für Buntbuchdruck

      J. Muller Verlag Berlin: J. Müller Verlag, 1900. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Quarto. 48pp, 38 numbered plates, 3 unnumbered plates with tissue-guards. Original publisher's cloth with gold decoration and lettering on front board. Decorative endpapers and title-page. Fascinating work designed to give "those printers and pressmen who have little opportunity for on-the-job training in this branch [i.e. color printing] a way of doing all color printing, of whatever sort, effectively and with full assurance of a good result, and of mixing colors for the work at hand correctly and efficiently" (pp.vii-viii). A brief chapter on the theory of color is followed by chapters on color printing, printing of multicolored illustrations, and halftone three- and four-color printing. Following this is an explanation of the color tables and then the tables: thirty-three tables of color samples composed and arranged by various methods, four plates of the same picture in different color combinations, and several examples of monochromatic halftone illustration. Tables 1-3 display seventy-two standard colors. Tables 4-33 form a coherent set of colors and color combinations using inks supplied by Berger & Wirth. There are about 600 colors presented in related groups in finely nuanced sequences, including various degrees of gloss. Inks or mixtures used are identified for each color. Each color sample also appears in three degrees of brightness: the solid color, the color in thick parallel lines alternating with thin white lines (imitating dark halftone), and the color in thin lines alternating with white (light halftone), making 1,800 color possibilities in all! * This copy contains the extremely rare additional leaves in the back pocket that are invariably lacking. Minor shelf wear to binding. Minor foxing to first pages and edges. Text in German. Binding and interior in overall near fine condition

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

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

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        La Locomotion a Travers l'Histoire et les Moeurs

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

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        Rufflands Farm, Dutchess County, New York cattle ephemera album

      Hardcover. 2 folio albums of cattle-related prints, sheet music and lithographic portraits. Presented by Bella C. Landauer, the famed woman ephemera collector to "Rufflands" Farm, a cattle farm on 269 acres in Dutchess County, New York, which was involved in beef production from the late 19th century through the 1900's. With Landauer's signed presentation sticker in each album. One folio contains 36 proof sheets of portraits of cattle breeds from all over the world including England, Wales, Belgium, Mexico, etc. Most are lithographs of cows and bulls in profile by the famous lithographer Julius Bien. There are a total of 164 b&w plates, some numbered in the top right with plate numbers that vary from 19 to 344. Maroon cloth covers with gilt "Rufflands" at lower right front cover; 19 x 13 1/2". Five sheets detached; loose sheets slt ruffled at edges; 3 sheets either foxed or marked, a couple with small watermarks.The other album measures 20 x 24", with 36 pages mounted with all sorts of cow & cattle related items including sheet music ("Cows May Come and Cows May Go but the Bull Goes on Forever", "Maggie the Cows are in the Clover"). 4 pages mounted with 12 German colored lithographs of cattle breeds; the rest w/ b&w engravings of cattle, some steel engravings from the Art Journal & 2 pages of cuts of beef from "The Encyclopedia of Food."Album with black boards, front cover detached, with a tied binding. Bella C. Landauer was an early collector of ephemera, and her collection is held principally at the New York Historical Society (who holds over 800,000 items), and also at the Smithsonian, New York University, and elsewhere. She collected business & advertising ephemera, cameo cards, aeronautical sheet music & early American trade cards, amongst many other categories. It is unknown what her relationship was with Rufflands Farm.

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        Les Ballades De Maistre Francois Villon

      Eragny Press 1900. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1 of 226 limitation issue. Near fine copy with browning to endpapers, slight soiling to covers. Conetents exceptionally bright and crisp, beautifully printed in red and black. Illustrations & wood engravings by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Ex Libris Peter Foster {Vine Press}

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        [Trois contes :] Un coeur simple - La Légende de Saint Julien l'Hospitalier - Hérodias

      London: Eragny Press, 1900. Livre. Illus. by Lucien Pissarro - Esther Pissarro. Très bon. Cuir. Édition illustrée. London, Eragny Press [Lucien & Esther Pissarro], 1900-1901. 16 x 11 cm (R), 113 (3) - 92 (3) - 103 (3) pp., 3 frontispices gravés sur bois par Lucien Pissarro, lettrines, bordures et ornements gravés sur bois par Esther Pissarro, grande marque d'imprimeur gravée sur bois répétée trois fois, réemboîté dans une reliure du XVIe siècle de pleine peau de truie richement estampée, dos à trois nerfs, fermoirs. Rare réunion des trois contes de Flaubert publiés par Lucien et Esther Pissarro sur leur presse privée, courageusement placés par un précédent bibliophile dans une belle reliure du XVIe siècle. Chaque titre fut tiré à 226 exemplaires. Bel et curieux exemplaire..

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        Brief History of California / by Theodore H. Hittell ; with an Introd. and Suggestive Correlations by Richard D Faulkner... Maps, Portraits, and Other Illustrations by Charles J. Hittell - Discovery and Early Voyages

      San Francisco; The Whitaker & Ray Company, 1900. 1st Edition. Description: xv, 67 (i. E. 84) p. : ill. , maps, port. ; 21 cm. Subjects: California --History. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        A COMPLETE SET OF THE "GREAT POETS" SERIES

      1900. EACH TITLE LIMITED TO BETWEEN 50 AND 165 COPIES (most either 125 or 150). The Complete Essex House "Great Poets" Series:14 Volumes, All Printed on Vellum, All Very Fine 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). 14 volumes. Original stiff vellum over thin boards, front covers with embossed rose design and the legend "Soul is Form," flat spines with gilt titling. In a red morocco solander box, its pull-off cover designed to look like 14 leather-bound volumes (the box recently repaired). Each with woodcut device in colophon (flower or building façade) and woodcut frontispiece (all but two hand colored), additional woodcut illustrations, initials, and/or hand-illuminated initials (as delineated below). Front pastedown of the Shelley volume with engraved armorial bookplate of "Hartshorne"; all volumes with morocco armorial bookplate of "Beach." Ransom, "Essex House Press" 6, 11, 14, 15, 23, 29, 30, 31, 35, 40, 48, 51, 58, 60. Milton volume with head of spine slightly bumped, a few other trivial imperfections (isolated very minor natural discoloration, insignificant erosion of gilt on one spine), but A VERY DESIRABLE COMPLETE SET IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, the volumes having been carefully preserved in their custom-made case. As an addition to the several crafts practiced at his Guild of Handicrafts located at Essex House in London's Mile End Road, C. R. Ashbee founded the Essex House Press in 1898 by purchasing the presses and other production equipment (though not the type) formerly owned by the Kelmscott Press, which had shut down at the death of William Morris. Ashbee printed books for 12 years, with vellum, ink, and paper identical to that used by Kelmscott, in an effort to carry on the tradition Morris had established. But the Essex House Press, because it was conceived of and continued as part of a larger enterprise involving various artisans at work in a group of workshops, always had its own special identity, a fact which Cave reflects when he calls it the "Arts and Crafts press par excellence." The 14 works here comprise a special series of great poems in English, each attractively printed on vellum with woodcut illustrations and hand-painted initials. The first volume, Shelley's "Adonais" (1900) is the rarest, ours #28 of just 50 copies; it has a hand-colored frontispiece of the poet's grave by Ashbee, and is rubricated throughout. The other volumes are Keats' "Eve of St. Agnes" (#44 of 150 copies; hand-colored frontispiece by Reginald Savage); Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (#37 of 125; hand-colored frontispiece by George Thomson); Spenser's "Epithalamian" (#44 of 150; hand-colored frontispiece by Reginald Savage, illuminated initials by Florence Kingsford); Chaucer's "The Flower and the Leaf" (#122 of 165; hand-colored frontispiece and two full-page woodcuts, plus 85 historiated initials by Edith Harwood); Burns' "Tam O' Shanter" (#114 of 150; frontispiece by William Strang, historiated opening initial and hand-illuminated capitals by Kingsford); Milton's "Comus" (#131 of 150; hand-colored frontispiece by Savage, illuminated initials by Kingsford); Tennyson's "Maud" (#31 of 125; hand-colored frontispiece by Savage after Laurence Housman, hand-painted initials by Power); Dryden's "Alexander's Feast" (#42 of 140; hand-colored frontispiece by Savage, hand-painted initials by Kingsford); Goldsmith's "The Village" (#30 of 150; hand-colored frontispiece by Ashbee, illuminated initials by Kingsford); Wordsworth's "Intimations of Immortality" (#148 of 150; hand-colored frontispiece by Walter Crane, illuminated initials by Power); Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (#67 of 150; frontispiece by Strang, illuminated initials by Kingsford); and Browning's "Flight of the Duchess" (#116 of 125; hand-colored frontispiece by Paul Woodruff, illuminated initials by Raymond Binns). The one American in this poetic pantheon is Walt Whitman, whose "Hymn on the Death of Lincoln" is included here, printed, according to the colophon, "in love of the poet and admiration . . . [as] among the great poems of the language" (#103 of 125; frontispiece and capitals by Ashbee). Copies of individual volumes from this series are easy enough to acquire (especially if condition doesn't matter much), but it is very rare to find a complete set--only one other is recorded at auction by ABPC since 1975. Moreover, the books tend to splay and soil and discolor, but because the present volumes have been kept in the dark, each in its own tight slipcase compartment within the decorative box, these problems have been minimized. One would be extremely hard-pressed to find another set in such sparkling condition, and putting together a set this well preserved a volume at a time would take a very considerable amount of time.

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        Essai d'une bibliographie française méthodique et raisonnée de la sorcellerie et de la possession démoniaque

      Paris : Bibliothèque Chacornac, 1900. Broché. 16,5x25,5cm. Rare édition originale, un des 500 ex numérotés sur papier ordinaire, seul tirage avec 10 Hollande. Reliure en demi cartonnage façon vélin, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin marine, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Préface de Albert de Rochas. Iconographie. Rare et bel exemplaire. - Bibliothèque Chacornac, Paris _1900, 16,5x25,5cm, broché. - broché

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        The Winter of Our Discontent

      8vo. Blue cloth, original acetate wrapper with "Limited Edition" printed in red. 311pp. Near fine/very good. Acetate a bit rubbed, with couple of small edge chips. First edition, "limited to 500 copies... specially printed and bound for friends of the author and the publishers." A superb association copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "For Adlai / with the usual. / This is not to be read / perhaps -- but you were / deeply involved in its / inception / John Steinbeck." Steinbeck was a friend and admirer of Governor Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65), and contributed the foreword to a 1952 Stevenson campaign biography. Some of their correspondence was published in the March 1960 issue of "Coronet" magazine ("Our 'Rigged' Morality"), where the issue of the moral degeneration of American society -- the theme of this novel -- is addressed. Interesting that in this inscription Steinbeck credits Stevenson with at least part of the inception of this, his last novel -- and the work often cited as clinching Steinbeck the Nobel Prize. This copy lacks the printed dust jacket, else the choicest imaginable presentation copy. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A38a.

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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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        Deutschlands Heer und Flotte in Wort und Bild. nah den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet. Mit Originalbeiträgen über die deutsche Armee von Generalmajor von Specht. Künstlerisch dargestellt. Akron, Ohio, The Werner Company, 1900. 181 S. m. zweispaltigem Text in deutscher und englischer Sprache und 41 chromolithographische Tafeln (meist nach Arnould). Folio. Goldgepr., farb illustr. OLdr. m. Goldschnitt (etw. berieben).

      Innengelenke verstärkt, hs. Widmung auf vorderem Vorsatz.- Vereinzelt mit hinterlegten oder geklebten Einrissen im weißen Außensteg, vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig.- Dabei : Urkunde der Republik Chile für Hans Heinrich Wurbach, Korvettenkapitän der deutschen Marine. Santiago de Chile, 16. August 1930. Mit Unterschrift. Mit goldgehöhtem Wappen und Wappenprägung. 28 x 38,5 cm.

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        113 Postkarten (davon 27 farbig), davon 59 gelaufen. Meist um 1898 bis 1943. Je ca. 9 x 14 cm. Im neuen Ordner.

      Mit Ansichten von Karten der Kieler Förde, Handelshafen, Krupp'sche Werft (Germaniawerft), Fischmarkt (Fischereihafen), Fischhalle, Ellerbeker Ficherei-Betrieb, Eisenbahn-Damm, Sartori-Kai, Landungsbrücken, Kiel mit Flotte aus der Vogelschau, Japanische Schlachschiffe im Kieler Hafen, Strandweg, Signalstation in Düsternbrook, Olympiahafen, Bootshafen des Kaiserl. Yacht-Clubs, Kriegshafen, Wasserallee u.a.- 10 Postkarten aus der Nachkriegszeit.- Dabei: 1 Photographie.

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        Worksby Charles Kingsley

      02 - London - Macmillan and Co., 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractively bound set of novels and poemsby Charles Kinsgley, published between 1900 and 1902. Containing Two Years Ago, Alton Lock (Tailor and Poet), Hypatia or New Foes with an Old Face, Yeat: A Problemand Poems. Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 23 January 1875) was an English priest of the Church of England, university professor, historian and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. All in Bumpus bindings (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). As a novelistKingsley's chief power lay in his descriptive faculties. The descriptions of South American scenery in Westward Ho!, of the Egyptian desert in Hypatia, of the North Devon scenery in Two Years Ago, are brilliant; and the American scenery is even more vividly and more truthfully described when he had seen it only by the eye of his imagination than in his work At Last, which was written after he had visited the tropics. His sympathy with children taught him how to secure their interests. His version of the old Greek stories entitled The Heroes, and Water-babies and Madam How and Lady Why, in which he deals with popular natural history, take high rank among books for children. Kingsley was influenced by Frederick Denison Maurice, and was close to many Victorian thinkers and writers, including the Scottish writer George MacDonald. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally smart, with just a few marks to the boards and some light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Some offsetting to endpapers. Pages are bright, with some scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        North West [London]

      STANFORD'S NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF LONDON ON THE SCALE OF FOUR INCHES TO ONE MILE. Edward Stanford., c. 1900.. Sheets 1, 2, 6 and 7. Steel engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Size: 80 x 65 cm. (31½ x 25½ inches) These four sheets, from Stanford's beautifully detailed 20 part folding map, are joined together to show north west London. Extends from Golders Green in the north to Kensington in the south, and from Sudbury, Middlesex in the west to Camden in the east. As explained in the map's title page: "The parks and open spaces under the control of the London County Council are coloured red blue-green. Other parks and open spaces are coloured yellow-green. The Main Roads, Omnibus and Tramway routes are coloured brown." Two keys to adjoining sheets and two scales on bottom margin, scale is 4 inches to 1 mile.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Works of C. Dickens. Include: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc

      London: The Educational Book Co. Limited, n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. The Charles Dickens Library Edition, complete in 18 volumes, 8vo., with 1200 illustrations including 500 special plates drawn expressly for this edition by Harry Furniss. Publisher's red morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, red cloth boards with shield carrying the initials of Dickens stamped in gilt to uppers, top edges gilt, red end papers. Slightly rubbed to extremities. A robust, pleasing set generously illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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