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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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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        The Son of the Wolf ( 1st/1st - First Issue - Author's First Book )

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. Hardcover. Very Good. Houghton Mifflin and Company, New York 1900. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1900 on the title and copyright pages with no additional printings listed. Preliminary blank leaf, printer's imprint present on page 252, rear flyleaf missing but was once present. Printer's imprint at the spine without periods around the ampersand. The ampersand at the spine is perfect. Unbattered "e" in spruce and "t" in mighty on the last two lines of text on page 147. No stubs between 6-7. Binding threads between 6-7, 18-19, 30-31, and every six leaves to 246-247. Comma after the copyright date on the copyright page. {ref: BAL 11869, Sisson Martens}. Slate gray cloth boards with silver belt wrap around design. Lettered at the spine in silver. Frontispiece. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, book is tight and square, light stain at the rear board, spot at the fore-edge of the pages, light spots at the front endpaper, tight spine, rear flyleaf missing.

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        Longfellow's Poems

      Book Description: Hurst and Company, New York, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. RARE, VERY RARE BOOK. date is not on book, research shows only several of these made by Hurst and Company ca. 1900. It is a 12mo. book bound in deer hide pebbled leather embossed with flowers and leaves on front and back with Longfellow in Gold Gilt on front and spine. Frontispiece has portrait of Longfellow and 1 front page is tan with green design and name, date "1901. Page edges are gilt gold. All of his poems , including Hiawatha are included. 722pp. Papillon Books. Bookseller Inventory

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        The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Autograph Edition, Complete in 22 volumes

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1900. Autograph Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 22 volumes. The Autograph Edition of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. This set is #278 of 500. The limitation page is signed by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, the author's daughter. Each volume has a frontispiece that was made especially for this edition. Additionaly, each one was signed in pencil by the illustrator. Hardcovers, uniformly bound in cream buckram with paper tile label on spines. Each copy illustrated throughout with tissue-covered plates. Near Fine set: mild soil to the covers; a few title labels are scratched. Bright, unmarked contents. Text appears unread. The complete works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. List of illustrators: Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Anna Whelan Betts, Childe Hassam, Alice Stephens , Sarah Stilwell, Arthur Keller, Edmund Garrett, Maud Cowles, Emlen McConnell, Albert Herter, B. West Clinedinst and Ross Turner, F.C. Yohn, Eric Pape, Jules Guerin, Frederick McCormick, Mary Ayer, E.C. Peixtto, Harry Fenn, Frank T. Merrill. 22 volume set. All copes come in mylar sleeves. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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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        COMPLETE WRITINGS

      1900. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Boston and New York: Houghton and Mifflin, 1900. The Autograph edition with portraits illustrations and facsimiles as well as a signed tipped in Salem Custom's House Slip, one of 500 copies. 8vo., 22 volumes. 3/4 maroon crushed morocco. Each volume has a double frontis illustration, one hand colored and one signed by the artist. A lovely set. Complete.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1900. Octavo. 22 volumes. In half brown morocco over boards. Spines gilt. The "Large-Paper edition," limited to 500 copies, and extensively illustrated. With a customs document, signed by Hawthorne. Some rubbing, the top of the spine bent in a couple of volumes, repaired. A fine set. Shipping cost to be considerably more due to weight of set..

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        Sailing Alone Around the World

      New York: The Century Co, 1900. First edition. Small ownership stamp and abrasion on front free endpaper. A beautiful copy, clean, bright, tight: the finest copy we have ever seen. Octavo. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian original blue cloth pictorially stamped in silver and green, lettered in silver, top edges gilt, in custom clamshell box & Joshua Slocum was born in 1844 in Nova Scotia, with family roots in New England. On November 14, 1909, at the age of 65, he set out on another lone voyage to South America leaving from Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, but was never heard from again. & & He ran away to sea at 16, and obtained his first command on the California coast in 1869, and sailed for 13 years out of San Francisco to China, Australia, the Spice Islands, and Japan. In 1882 he bought shares in Northern Light, considered by many to be the finest American ship afloat. He sold her for the bark Aquidneck in 1884, the same year his wife Virginia died and was buried in Buenos Aires. He made several voyages in the Aquidneck before she was lost off the coast of Brazil in 1887. Slocum sailed with his new wife, Hettie and his oldest and youngest sons to Washington, D.C. from Buenos Aires in the Libergade, a 35-foot sailing canoe, and published Voyage of the Libergade in 1890.& & His friend, Captain Eben Pierce, offered Slocum a ship "wanting some repairs" in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. There he finds a rotting old oyster sloop in a field, called the Spray. On April 24, 1895, at the age of 51, he departed Boston in his tiny sloop Spray and sailed around the world single-handed, a passage of 46,000 miles, returning to Newport, Rhode Island on June 27, 1898. This historic achievement made him the patron saint of small-boat voyagers, navigators and adventurers all over the world -joshuaslocumsocietyintl(priod)org [Lewis, Books of the Sea p. 94].

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        CHEFS-D'OEUVRE OF THE EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE 1900 (THE DECORATIVE ARTS) (9 Volumes) (India Proof Edition)

      George Barrie. Good+;. 1900-1902. Hardcover. 9 volume set (volumes 1 thru 9). India Proof Edition. No. 351 of a limited edition of one thousand. Light blue cloth covers with gilt stamped queen on front covers are toned to grey on spines and edges. Wear to corners and caps. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and appear unread and in outstanding condition. Each volume consists of numerous full page plates on heavy stock, each protected by tissue. Plates are in the form of engravings and gravures. Color frontispiece in each volume. The books also contain illustrations within the text. ; 114 pages .

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        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

      Chicago, Ilinois: Geo M. Hill Co, 1900. Author: L. (Lyman) Frank Baum Green, Hanff, Bibliographia Oziana pages 23-25. Jacob Blanck Peter Parley to Penrod pages 112 & 113. Large 8vo., green cloth, stamped in red and green. 261 pages. This mixed-state, mostly variant "C" First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been restored, & two peices of the book were missing, making exact identification difficult: the 1st page is out, so it can't be determined if the advertisement opposite the title page has the border around it. The lower right portion at the foot of the spine was also missing, so the "Co." in Geo. M. Hill Co. is also missing. However, the type is red & serifed as per Green, Hanff variant "C", Blanck state "Y". The losses to the spine have been carefully filled in to provide a perfect match to the adjacent material. Copyright page has the press-printed copyright notice. Page 14 reads ' Low Wail'. Page 81, fourth line from the bottom spells 'pieces' correctly. Page 227 first line spelled: 'While the woodman'. The colophon at the rear of the book is 13 lines, all in black. The dark-blue blots are not present on the moon on the plate facing page 34, and the red shading is not present on the plate facing page 92. All 24 color plates by W.W. Denslow are are present. The book has undergone a full restoration by : Scott K. Kellar Bookbinding and Restoration, Chicago,Illinois. The book has been expertly re sewn, reinforced and restored using archival materials (such as the spine restoration mentioned above). Scott also created an archival custom-made clamshell box with leather spine label for additional protection. I will be glad to provide additional photographs or answer any questions about this book. . First Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by W.W. Denslow. 8vo.

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        THE LIFE AND MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Leather Set. Imperial Edition De Luxe. Complete in 21 volumes

      London: The Grolier Society, [No date, circa 1900.]. IMPERIAL EDITION De Luxe. Set #208/1000. Bound in morocco leather. Gilded spine. Fleur de lys motif. Top edges are gilded. Gilded title pages. Printed on quality paper. Engraved plates. The pages are uncut. 9 inches tall. 30 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD overall, with some general wear. Spines/hinges have all been archivally rebacked, as shown. The hinges are all sound. Very fresh internally. A few volumes with some damp staining. Free of foxing. Printed on quality paper. No writing or names. Complete in 21 volumes. (4 separate subsets by 4 individual authors, each complete in themselves, together forming this Imperial Edition of Napoleon): 4 volumes, 6 volumes, 6 volumes, and 5 volumes; therefore compete in 21 volumes.) This is an impressive collection, produced from the highest quality materials. These display beautifully. 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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        The Works of Honore de Balzac

      New York: The University Society Publishers, n.d.. Limited Edition. circa 1900. Edition Royale. Very Good green cloth 32 volume limited edition set. Paper title labels with titles in red and black to spines of all volumes. Limited to 1,000 copies, this set not numbered. Ruffling of page edges, slight wear to boards, otherwise near fine. Volume I has a few speckles of white paint to front board. Literature. LIT/4083.

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        The Fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm [The Original 1900 Edition with First Rackham Illustrations]

      London: Freemantle & Co. / Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co, 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, undated (1900); 6" x 8"; pp. [4], v-xvii, [1], 1-464; original pictorial boards; deckled fore-edge; gilt top edge; minor fading to boards; some wear mostly to head and tail of spine (small closed cut to bottom edge); slight vertical line through front cover; pages mostly very clean with a few faint spots of foxing limited to first and last several pages; very good or better. "A New Translation by Mrs. Edgar Lucas." The original Rackham-illustrated "Grimm's Fairy Tales," which brought Arthur Rackham his enormous fame and prompted the publishing of the 1909 deluxe signed edition. The great illustrator himself pointed out in the 1909 edition's prefatory note: "Some years ago a selection of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" with one hundred illustrations of mine in black and white was published - in 1900, by Messrs. Freemantle and Co., and afterwards by Messrs. Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd." In addition to the 100 b & w full-page illustrations - there are a frontis color plate and beige & red illustrated end papers.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices and Index by J.B. Bury. With: The Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon with various Observations and Excursions, by himself, edited by George Birkbeck Hill

      London: Methuen and Co., 1900-1905., 1900. 8 volumes in all; large 8vo. Contemporary binding of half brown calf by Bickers with gilt titles and gilt to spines, brown cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt others rough trimmed, marbled end papers. With folding maps. Binding slightly rubbed to extremities, uneven darkening to spines. Internally clean and sound. A very good set indeed, generously annotated.

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        KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK

      1900. 1. (PARRISH,MAXFIELD)illus. KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK by Washington Irving (on cover). A History of New York From The Beginning Of The World To The End Of The Dutch Dynasty by Diedrich Knickerbocker. NY: R.H. Russell, 1900 (1900). Folio (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, (299)p., top edge gilt, except for some spine and cover soil and rubbing, this is a near Fine copy of the 1st edition. A very early Parrish work, this features the cover plate plus 8 very wonderful black and white plates full of detail and imagination that are a perfect partner to Irving's clever parody. Printed by UPDIKE AT THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS. (See Ludwig p.25-6,30-1). A nice copy of a book that is extremely difficult to find in decent condition.

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        The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. Written by Himself. Now for the First Time Translated into English

      Privately Printed. For Subscribers Only. n.d. (c.1900)., 1900. Edition strictly Limited to 750 sets on Albion laid deckle-edge paper, of which this is No.85. Complete in 12 volumes; large 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent dark blue half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. A fine set.

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS. Library Set. Fireside Edition. Complete in 22 volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, [No date, circa 1900.]. FIRESIDE EDITION. Complete in 22 volumes, as stated on the half title pages. Gilded spines. Top edges are gilded. Marbled end papers. Illustrated with full page plates. 7.5 inches tall. Slightly over 28 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. Very fresh and well preserved. The hinges are 100% fully attached. These are very tightly bound, very fresh and clean internally. No foxing, some slight browning. No writing, these are exceptionally fresh and well preserved. Only some light external shelf rubs. This is an exceptional set of Charles Dickens' works. Complete in 22 volumes, with all of Dickens' works, as stated on the half-title pages. This is a gorgeous set in exceptional condition, and displays beautifully. 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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