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        Heath's Oddities

      Various, including Soffe, Spooner, Brookes, Treager, London - A collection of whimsical caricature plates created by the Heath brothers. N.d., circa 1820s and 30s. Folio, 36.5 by 28.5 cm. 68 mounted hand-colored caricature and humorous plates, including title page. As the two brothers had similar styles and many of the plates do not credit the artist, we do not always know who did what. Included are two complete series, "Spirited Subjects" and "Flowers of Loveliness", and a number of partial series and other miscellaneous prints. Who would not be smitten with "Spirited Subjects", in which bottles, glasses and other bar paraphernalia are animated into people? Perhaps ever slightly more convention is "Flowers of Loveliness", in which human subjects are in some way likened to flowers, or the flowers are somehow worked into the illustration in an imaginative manner. Other series drawn upon include "Music Pieces", "Newspapers", "First of September" and "Sporting Oddities". Quite a few plates not identified with a series have a sporting subject, and most often, shooting is the sport. Yet the subject matter ranges widely, taking in politics, culture, society, etiquette, etc. The red crushed morocco, which dates to about 1900, has gilt ruling, lettering and simple decoration. There are a few abrasions along the board edges, and typical edgewear, but overall, it is a handsome luxurious binding. The plates are mounted on heavy card stock, which adds to the luxuriance of the album, together with the gilt edging to these thick leaves.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Tintype Photograph of the First African-American Medal of Honor Winner

      Full plate hand-painted tintype photograph of William H. Carney and his wife Susannah Carney, with the Sergeant wearing his Medal of Honor. Measuring 7.25" x 10". Scratched on the back: "Sgt. Wm. Carney, 54th Mass. Vols. 1900" (the date may be 1901). Left side corners clipped, flaking of the emulsion on and around his left leg and shoes, with some surface craquelure, and waviness to the tin, else very good condition.The Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) officially authorized recruiting black soldiers for the first time in the Civil War. That March, William Harvey Carney joined the all black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, commanded by 26 year-old Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Because of Carney's education and leadership skills (he had studied to be a Preacher) he quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant. In July, the 54th Massachusetts was sent to James Island, South Carolina, where on July 18, Shaw offered to lead the charge against Fort Wagner (the attack on Fort Wagner was depicted in the film Glory). During the battle Shaw and his flag bearer were pinned down beneath the parapet of the fort. Trying to rally his men forward, Shaw and the flag bearer fell, both mortally wounded. In that moment, Carney seized the colors, prevented the flag from touching the ground, struggled up the parapet and, though wounded in the legs, chest, and arm, planted the colors at the top of the rampart. Despite his wounds and the heavy gunfire around him, Carney was able to keep the flag aloft, though pinned down until reinforcements arrived and the shredded unit was able to withdraw. Struggling back to Union lines while still carrying the colors, Carney collapsed saying: "Boys the old flag never touched the ground." He spent the next 11 months recuperating, but was never fit again, and because of his wounds, he received an honorable disability discharge in June, 1864.Carney's Medal of Honor citation reads: "When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded."Most Civil War Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded decades after the action, and while other African-Americans received theirs before Carney, his was for the earliest battle and he is unanimously acclaimed as "the first African-American Medal of Honor winner." The National Archives puts it plainly: "Sergeant William Carney of New Bedford, MA, became the first African-American awarded the Medal of Honor for Most distinguished gallantry in action..."A wonderful image. Rare. .

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        Privat angelegtes Herbarium um 1900. ca. 184 Präparate in drei Abteilungen. I. Abtheilung: Endsprosser - Cryptogamen. II. Abtheilung: Umsprosser - Monocotyledonen. III. Abtheilung: Endumsprosser - Dicotyledonen.

      Österreich, um 1900. - 184 Bll. [hds. Paginierung] Priv. Hld. der Zeit, mit Messingschließe. Die gepressten Pflanzen sind vorsichtig das Papier aufgebracht und in lat. und deutscher Sprache beschriftet. - Einige Leerblätter z. T. mit Beschriftung: diese sind in der Zählung nicht enthalten. Ab und an Fraßspuren. In der Natur der Sache liegt es, dass einige Exemplare im Laufe der Zeit etwas Schaden genommen haben, doch insgesamt ein schönes Beispiel eines mustergültigen Herbariums. Beiliegend einige noch nicht zugeordnete Pflanzen sowie 2 s/w Fotografien einer "Mustersammlung", eine Beilage ist datiert durch die Beschriftung (1912). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two Months in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. Jan. 18th to April 1st 1900.

      New York: , 1900. Quarto (260 × 199 mm). Contemporary red half morocco-grained skiver, marbled boards and endpapers, title gilt to the spine, raised bands, gilt devices to the compartments, top edge gilt. 85-page manuscript in a neat and highly legible hand, pages feint-ruled in pencil within border in red and blue ink; 8 mounted original photographs, 7 of them half-plate albumen prints from the studio of J.F. Coonley, captioning in the negative, the other a small snapshot; further illustrated with a number of halftone illustrations clipped from a guidebook, including a folding panorama of "Nassau from the Hotel Colonial", a number of images of shipboard life on the S. S. Saratoga on the voyage out, and a couple of views of New York to conclude. Minor wear to tips, albumen print mounted as the frontispiece a little chipped with some loss, text leaves lightly browned, but overall excellent An illustrated manuscript travelogue by dime novelist and "Prophetess of the proletariat", Laura Jean Libbey, describing her holiday in Nassau, undertaken from 18 January to 1 April 1900, with her friend Amelia. Libbey (1862–1924) was a prolific writer producing 82 novels, many of which were first published in serialised form in papers such as The New York Family Story Paper, The Fireside Companion, and the New York Ledger. "She was so prolific and popular with readers that she had several stories running at the same time in different story papers". Indeed "at the peak of her publishing career in the 1880s and 1890s Libbey claimed to earn between $60,000 and $75,000 per year. Her earnings enabled her to live most comfortably and to take numerous foreign tours", including a nine month grand tour of Europe and Egypt in 1892. Written in six chapters this is a comprehensive and highly readable account which provides extensive details about the attractions ("we paid a visit to the Phosphorescent Lake which can only be seen to advantage on a dark moonless night"); accommodation, ("we were driven to the Marine Villa, a pretty boarding house situated directly on the bay"); food ("the bananas formed my most favourite vegetable when fried in batter"); history (Nassau was "galvanized into life during the war of Rebellion when it became the head quarters of the blockade-gunning fleet"); geography ("The island is formed entirely of coral rock and the layer of soil upon it is so thin that it is wonderful that any vegetation can find nourishment"); industry ("the plant called Sisah ... when dried is made into bundles and then baled and sent North by steamer to be made into robes"); and customs of the people of Nassau ("at other times the society is rather mixed ... it is not considered quite "the thing" for ladies to attend the entertainments"). Libbey, amongst her accounts of many day trips, details visiting a sea garden; "we left our yacht and entering a little boat with a piece of glass set in the bottom were slowly rowed back and forth, looking down through the transparent water to the white sandy bottom on which were growing the most beautiful corals and seaweeds while big conch shells moved about among their roots and bright coloured fishes darted through their branches". Libbey also occasionally offers a more personal and less positive reaction to the city, "the cockroaches which infest the whole place were my greatest dread". The photographer Jacob Frank Coonley (1832–1915), who provided a number of the photographs which Libbey uses, moved to Nassau c. 1889.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. (Initialen).

      München, 3. XII. [1900] abends. - ½ S. Gr.-4to. Auf Briefpapier mit Briefkopf "Thomas Mann". An seinen Jugendfreund, den späteren Kunsthistoriker und Romanisten Otto Grautoff (1876-1937): "Lieber, ich bin dies Mal nicht ins Revier 'aufgenommen' worden, vielmehr hat man mir anbefohlen, den Fuß nachts mit feuchten Umschlägen zu behandeln, tags aber 'Dienst zu machen'. Ich muß nur abwarten, was Hofrath May für mich thun kann und wird. Morgen werde ich wegen Zeitmangels vor Abend die Kaserne nicht verlassen können; aber sei doch übermorgen, ungefähr 3/4 1 Uhr im 'Gisela' [.]". Kl. Randeinrisse und -ausbrüche (keine Textberührung). - Nach Grautoffs Tod im Pariser Exil erwarb der Verleger Kurt Leo Maschler (1898-1986) die Korrespondenzsammlung von dessen Witwe Erna Grautoff. Nach Maschlers Flucht aus Österreich 1938 wurde der zurückgelassene Bestand von der Gestapo der ÖNB überstellt und von dieser in deren Autographensammlung einsigniert (am unteren Rand die ÖNB-Signatur von 1939: Autogr. 141/58-59). 1949 wurde die Sammlung an Maschler rückgestellt (vgl. ÖNB, Allg. Verwaltungs- u. Korrespondenzakten 00/1949 A); erworben aus dem Nachlaß Maschler. T. Mann, Briefe an Otto Grautoff 1894-1901 und Ida Boy-Ed 1903-1928, hg. von Peter de Mendelssohn (Frankfurt a. M. 1975), S. 127. Die Briefe Thomas Manns. Regesten und Register. Bd. I. Briefe 1889-1933, bearb. und hg. von Hans Bürgin u. a. (Frankfurt a. M. 1976) 00/31. Nicht bei T. Mann, Große Frankfurter Ausgabe, Briefe I (1889-1913) (Frankfurt a. M. 2002).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        25 Jahre AEG-Dampfturbinen. Herausgegeben von der Allgemeinen Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft Berlin.

      4. 2 n.n. + 132 + 2 S. OBrosch. Vollmer I, 580. - Etw. berieben, R. etw. ausgebessert (alt), leichte Gbrsp. - Die meisten Photographien sind von Paul Kuhnert aufgenommen. Entwurf des Einbandes, Satz- und Bildgestaltung von Cesar Domela-Nieuwenhuis. - Domela, (1900 - 1992), lebte als Autodidakt zwischen 1919 und 1923 im schweizerischen Ascona und entwickelte hier seinen konstruktivistischen Bildansatz. 1923 ging er nach Berlin und befreundete sich mit Mitgliedern der Novembergruppe. 1924 hatte er in der Galerie d'Audretsch seine erste Einzelausstellung. In die Künstlergruppe "de Stijl" wurde er 1925 als jüngstes Mitglied aufgenommen und arbeitete sehr eng mit Theo van Doesburg und Piet Mondrian zusammen. Neben seiner Vorliebe für Reliefs im Materialmix, interessierte er sich für Typographie und entwarf Werbungen und Bücher. 1933 ging er nach Paris, wo er bis zu seinem Tode lebte. 1936 nahm er an der Kubismus-Ausstellung des Museum of Modern Art in New York teil. (Nach Zitat).

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        Autograph collection comprising pieces by Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas A. Edison, Ernst Haeckel, Henrik Ibsen, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Louis Pasteur, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Morton Stanley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, and Giuseppe Verdi.

      Various places, 1890/1900. - 570 visiting cards, album leaves, and letters (mostly mounted) on 36 ff., and 37 loose. Contemp. cloth. Folio. Remarkable collection of autographs from various fields. Includes (in alphabetical order) Andreas Achenbach (43), Edmondo de Amicis (50), Susan B. Anthony (11), George Bancroft (12), Clara Barton (31), William Holbrook Beard (8), Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (9), Alexander Graham Bell (TLS, 26), Frederick Temple Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (35), Arnold Böcklin (46), Georg Brandes (47), Benjamin Butler (7), Daniel Butterfield (9), George W. Cable (12), Giosue Carducci (50), Andrew Carnegie (1), Frederick Stuart Church (8), Grover Cleveland (2, and his cabinet), Ernst Curtius (42), Felix Dahn (42), Varina Jefferson Davis (23), Frederick Douglass (5), Alexandre Dumas fils (48), Jubal Anderson Early (9), Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (44), Thomas A. Edison (19), Kuno Fischer (43), Karl Emil Franzos (42), R. L. Gatling (19), Ernst Haeckel (43), Wade Hampton (9), Benjamin Harrison (4, and his cabinet), Rutherford B. Hayes (1, and his cabinet), Paul Heyse (42), Oliver Wendell Holmes (12), Joseph Dalton Hooker (36), Julia Ward Howe (14), William Dean Howells (12), Henrik Ibsen (46), Sarah Ornett Jewett (14), Jacques comte de Lalaing (45), Fitzhugh Lee (7), Frederick Leighton (36), Ferdinand de Lesseps (48), Queen Liliuokalani (loose), Robert Lincoln (5), Paul Lindau (42), Henry Cabot Lodge (6), James Longstreet (9), Joseph McKenna (loose), William McKinley (8), Nelson A. Miles (23), Giulio Monteverde (51), Josef Myslbeck (45), Adolf Erik Baron Nordenskiöld (47), Louis Pasteur (48), David D. Porter (9), Ernst Possart (43), Joseph Pulitzer (15), Frederick Remington (29), Cecil Rhodes (38), Adelaide Ristori Del Grillo Capranica (50), Theodore Roosevelt (11), W. S. Rosencranz (9), J. M. Schofield (9), W. T. Sherman (9), Henri de Saussure (46), Friedrich Spielhagen (43), Henry Morton Stanley (36), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (11), Harriet Beecher Stowe (14), Johann Strauß Sohn (AMusQS, 44), Sully Prudhomme (48), Ambroise Thomas (AMusQS, p. 48), C. D. Tiffany (1), Leo Tolstoy (65), Mark Twain (13), Giuseppe Verdi (AMusQS from "Falstaff", 50), Jules Verne (48), Mary E. Walker ("the first woman who attempted to vote", 11), Lew Wallace (12), and Anton von Werner (43). Includes statesmen from Great Britain, Iceland, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Portugal, Russia, Japan, Hawaii, and China. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carta de las Islas Baleares. Menorca - Mallorca - Ibiza - Formentera. Mediterráneo. Carta náutica.

      - Madrid, Dirección de Hidrografía, 1900. G. de Federico, la construyó. E. Pérez y Pérez, lo grabó 104 x 68 cm. En buen papel de hilo.

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        Snow in Iwashimizu-Hachiman Shrine. Kyoto. - Iwashimizu Hachimangu Yuki. - Schnee am Iwashimizu-Hachiman-Schrein. Kyoto. (Original Farbholzschnitt)

      Der Holzschnitt ist in einem guten bis sehr guten Zustand und ohne Mängel. Er zeigt eine wunderschöne Schneeszene, und ist sowohl in Japanischen Kanji (linker Rand) als Iwashimizu Hachimangu Yuki beschriftet, als auch auf Englisch am unteren Rand als Snow in Iwashimizu-Hachiman Shrine. Kyoto (Schnee am Iwashimizu-Hachiman-Schrein, Kyoto). Der Holzschnitt ist an zwei kleinen Punkten links und rechts oben auf einer etwas größeren, leichten Pappe fixiert. Das am oberen Rand an diese Pappe leicht angeklebte Passepartout hat an den beiden Seitenrändern verschiedene japanische Schriftzeichen. In den linken und rechten unteren Ecken des Passepartouts sind schwache Wasserränder sichtbar (siehe Abbildung), die jedoch keine Auswirkungen auf den tadellosen Holzschnitt haben. Asano Takeji (1900-1999), der auch als exzellenter Bildhauer herausstach, ist dafür bekannt, mehrere Serien von Drucken von Kyoto und Umgebung produziert zu haben. Die Signatur des Künstlers Takaji ga ist in der unteren rechten Bildecke zu finden. Der Druck trägt das rechteckige Siegel des Herausgebers Unsodo am rechten Rand, sowie die Bildhauer/Drucker-Siegel von Okura/Shimmi. Der Druck selbst ist undatiert, stammt aber vermutlich aus den 50er Jahren. Es ist bekannt, das Okura (der Bildhauer) in den 1950ern für Unsodo arbeitete. Shimmi, der Drucker, bestätigte Mitte 2000, dass diese Drucke aus den sehr frühen Ausgaben (gemeint sind vermutlich die Drucke der 50er Jahre) des Herausgebers stammen. Der Druck trägt außerdem das Gei-Wasserzeichen (gei ist das erste Kanji im Namen des Herausgebers Unsodo) in der oberen linken Ecke. Der Holzschnitt ist auf einem älteren, handgemachten Papier gedruckt. (Freie Übersetzung aus dem Englischen, siehe: Asano Takeji wurde 1900 in Kyoto geboren. Er unterzog sich einer langen und intensiven Kunstausbildung an verschiedenen Kunstschulen in Kyoto, die er 1923 abschloß. Einer seiner Lehrer war Tsuchida Bakusen. Im Gegensatz zu manchen anderen seiner Künstlerkollegen war Asano auf hohem technischen Niveau wenn es um die technisch-handwerkliche Umsetzung eines künstlerischen Entwurfs ging. Asano starb im Jahr 1999 im Alter von 99 Jahren. (zu Asano Takeji siehe: Merritt, Helen und Nanako Yamada: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, published by University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, o.J.)

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      Baltimore 1900 - Goldsborough, William Worthington THE MARYLAND LINE IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY. Baltimore 1900. 357 pages. In Tall Cotton #69. Howes G-226. Coulter 192. Frontis portrait of Maj.Gen. Arnold Elzey. “The best study of a Maryland unit; Goldsborough was one of the few Confederates who freely confessed to robbing dead soldiers.” – Civil War Books. Interior clean, some signatures pulled, small rug through in upper spine, spine faded, boards faded, this copy belonged to Elgar Laurie Tschiffely of the 1st Maryland Cavalry. He has signed his name on the front fly, and made corrections to the roster of the 1st Maryland including changing his name from Edgar. The 1st Maryland Cavalry is extensively covered in this volume. Large and dark inking through of a name in the blank area of the title page, inked date on the title page. Protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Broadfoot Publishing Company]
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        Jahrbuch für Kinderheilkunde und physische Erziehung. Neue Folge. Band 1-32 und 34-35. Zus. 34 Jahrgänge.

      Je Band ca. 500 Seiten. Einheitliche Pappbände mit Rückenschild um 1900, 2 Bände in Halbleinen nachgebunden (Einbände teils stärker berieben, ca. 8 Bände am Rücken beschädigt bzw. eingerissen, davon 2 Bände mit Fehlstelle am Rückenbezug). *Vollständige Reihe der ersten 32 Jahrgänge der "Neue Folge" des frühen und führenden Fachorgans zur Kinderheilkunde. Enthält zahlreiche bedeutende teils auch größere Fachbeiträge zur Kinderheilkunde, Säuglingspflege etc. sowie Berichte von Kinderspitälern und Anstalten und gibt einen hervorragenden Überblick über die Entwicklung der Pädiatrie in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Einbände mit Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren, Vorsätze und Titel mit altem Bibl.-Stempel. Innen sauber und ohne Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Original pencil and watercolor scale drawing for processional cross for The Knickerbocker Greys (with the logo coloured in red and blue). F.S.D. Processional Cross Length-72 ins Brasa & Oak Chromium Plated..,.Design B."

      New York: Black Starr & Frost Gorham Inc, 1900. 1 vols. Image 23-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches; matted to 29-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches overall. Matted. 1 vols. Image 23-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches; matted to 29-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches overall. George R. Benda worked in New York at the end of the 19th century; he specialized in designs in silver, many for the noted firm of Black, Starr & Frost - Gorham, for whom he made this elegant rendering. The Greys are headquartered in New York's Seventh Regiment Armory.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments according to the Authorized Version. Illustrated by Modern Artists.

      1900 - Illustrated Bible Society. [1900]. Large Folio. Contemporary full black morocco lettered in gilt on spine; titles and text ornament by Walter Crane, including initial letters and head-pieces to each Book and Gospel printed in gold, 2 leaves of Family Register decorated by Crane and unused, 100 plates by various artists, being autotypes engraved and printed by Lemercier and Co., Paris, each with a decorative tissue-guard with a printed caption. Binding a little rubbed, front joint a little tender and with a 3 inch split from the foot, bookplate, a few tissue guards a little chipped and worn with some showing various degrees of loss, a few leaves with minor marginal tears, otherwise a very good copy of an impressive Bible. A highly ambitious project involving many notable artists. As well as the decorative titles and text ornament, Walter Crane also contributed five of the full-page plates. The other artists include L. Alma Tadema, E. Burne-Jones, F. Dicksee, J.L. GÃ rome, J. Tissot, P. de Chavannes, J.P. Laurens, I. Repin, E.A. Abbey, M. Liebermann, G. Segantini, D. Morelli, J. Villegas, and J.J. Benjamin Constant [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lord Jim

      London & Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, , 1900. Octavo. Original green decorated cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Minor rubbing to extremities, spine discoloured with gilt dulled; front hinge starting but sound, Eugene Plunkett bookplate and his notation of this books number in his library above, and unobtrusive Henry Sotheran & Co. Bookseller label on front pastedown offset to facing flyleaf, ownership inscription above bookplate dated 1901, few pencilled notes at rear. First edition. Inscribed by the author to R. B. Cunninghame Graham in black ink on the front free endpaper: "To R. B. Cunninghame Graham affectionately from the Author." "A particularly sustaining friendship [of Conrad's] was with R. B. Cunninghame Graham, the aristocratic socialist and adventurer" (ODNB). "His appearance and South American travels made him the model for Charles Gould in Nostromo, the greatest novel by his friend Joseph Conrad. (He had been prompt to hail the Polish-born novelist, and their friendship extended from 1897 until Conrad's death in 1924. The essay 'Inveni portum' is a moving obituary.) He contributed elements to Etchingham Granger, the central character in The Inheritors (1901), by Conrad and F. M. Hueffer" (ODNB). First issue; the whole edition was 2,105 copies. The first issue points are: "any rate" is printed as one word on page 77, line 5; "keep" is missing after "can" and "cure" should be "cured" on page 226, seven lines from the bottom; "his" is printed low and not aligned with the other words on page 319, last line.

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        Délégation en Perse, Mémoires, tome I. Recherches archéologiques. première série, fouilles à Suse en 1897-1898 et 1898-1899.

      E. Leroux, Paris 1900 - Extremely rare. E. Leroux, Paris, 1900. Folio, x & 198 pages, 425 figures, XXII plates. Original softcover, in excellent condition. Front softcover is a pasteover of the original one on a new modern paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Africa. No. 3 (1900). Correspondence respecting Slavery and the Slave Trade in East Africa and the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. [In continuation of "Africa No. 8 (1899)."] Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. April 1900. [Cd. 96].

      London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1900. - Folio. (2), 22, (2) pp. Loosely sewn as issued. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade mainly in Zanzibar and on the liberation of several slaves, as well as reports of fugitive slaves having claimed protection from British vessels in the Arabian Gulf (Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengeh) and off Muscat. - A good copy. Bennett 2243.

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        Fleurs de serre

      Lithograph laminated on cardboard. About 1900.It is part of a series of four symbolic female representations, called Flowers , which includes Flowers of the Mountain, Flowers of the Fields, Flowers of Water and Flowers of Greenhouse . Signed lower right in the stone. According to watercolors exhibited at the Salon des Artistes from 1893 to 1941.Elisabeth Sonrel, born in 1874 in Tours, studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studio of the painter Jules Lefebvre. An artist with symbolist affinities, she draws her inspiration from Renaissance painting, notably the style of Botticelli for this series as well as for the series Seasons . Made in a typically Art Nouveau style, the Flowers are part of a trend inherited from the pre-Raphaelites of the late 19th century who like to represent the woman against a backdrop of luxuriant vegetation. The curved lines that frame the representation blend into the flourishing floral decoration. The silhouette, an allegory dressed in the antique, stands behind the laurels, carrying at her side of daisies, blueberries, buttons of gold and yarrow. This type of lithographic series Had a decisive role in the spread of Art Nouveau, the graphic arts of that contemporary being declined in posters, almanacs and newspapers.environ 26,8x59cm une feuille

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        (Wien 1858 - 1933 München). Auf der Dorfstraße. Öl auf Holz. Um 1900. Unten links signiert. 13 x 17,5 cm. Im breiten Holzrahmen.

       1900 Thomassin bezeichnete sich in erster Linie als Komponist, er studierte seit 1877 an der Königlichen Musikschule München. Nach seinem Abschluss war er in verschiedenen Anstellungen als Musiklehrer tätig, verdiente damit jedoch zu wenig Geld. So verlegte er sich auf die Malerei, mit der seine wirtschaftliche Lage auch nicht viel besser wurde. Daher begann er für den Münchener Kunsthändler Jakob Anger zu arbeiten, der ihm regelmäßig für einen Hungerlohn Bilder abnahm. Der Schwerpunkt von Thomassins Schaffen waren bäuerliche Genreszenen und Küstenlandschaften.- Verso schwacher Stempel und alter Aufkleber der Galerie Hermes (Frankfurt und Wiesbaden) sowie Auktions-Inventarzettel vom Auktionshaus Dorotheum.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Tales of Space and Time.

      London: Harper, 1900. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 358 + 2 of adverts. Publisher's light brown cloth, lettered in brown to spine and in gilt to cover, with additional rules and devices in brown; top edge trimmed, others untrimmed.neat inscription to third blank, very light edgwear and bumping, spine a little toned. Near fine. "The Star, which in its immensity of conception and imaginative vividness of execution must be reckoned one of the author's most powerful short stories..." G H Wells 16.

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       [ca. 1900]. Öl auf Holz. 34, 5 x 48 cm. Gerahmt in altem schwarzen Holzrahmen.Vom Künstler signiert. Die schöne Ansicht zeigt die Hohenfestung Salzburg in südwestlicher Richtung mit Häusergruppe und Bäumen im Vordergrund. Das Untersbergmassiv steht im Hintergrund. - Petrides arbeitete zunächst im Atelier von Hermann Burghart. Nach seinen Landschaftsmotiven wurden auch Ansichtskarten angefertigt. Stadtansichten sind seltener. Er war Mitglied des Dürerbundes. 1904 hatte er eine Goldmedaille auf der Weltausstellung in St. Louis, USA verliehen bekommen. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Salzburg

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      1900. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, (1900). Twenty-two volumes. Octavo, mid-20th century three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $4500.“Old Manse” edition of Hawthorne's works, with over 100 plates including portraits, facsimiles and illustrations.Encompassing Hawthorne's masterful novels (such as The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables), his memorable short stories (“The Minister's Black Veil,” “Rappaccini's Daughter” and “Young Goodman Brown,” among others) and passages from his American Note-Books and Notes of Travel, this handsomely bound set presents the broad vision and deep insight of the foremost literary interpreter of the 19th-century New England psyche. Clark B22. Light restoration to handsome bindings. An exceptionally attractive set.

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        Les grands prix de Rome d'architecture de 1850 a 1900 : reproduction en phototypie des 1ers, 2mes, et 3mes seconds grands prix avec les programmes des concours, sujets donnes par l'Academie des beaux-arts. 6 volumes

      Paris : A. Guerinet, 1900-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 6 volume set. Complete 4 Volume set with the additional 2 volumes of Supplement aux Grands prix de Rome d'Architecture, annees 1901 a 1904. Profusely illustrated with 516 architectural illustrations, not continuous pagination. 4 volumes bound in quarter green leather over marbled boards with gilt spines. Supplement volumes bound in quarter black leather over blue cloth boards. Supplement volumes in poor condition, with moderate wear the hinges cracked. The other 4 volumes have light wear and are in exceptional condition with rubbing to extremities. Majority of plates are clean and unmarked, a few in the supplements are soiled. <br><BR> A spectacular gathering of 115 idealized concepts illustrating all the winning entries for the prix de Rome from 1850 to 1904, for major buildings and complexes. Includes images of: cathedrals, hospitals, railroad stations, palaces, museums, spas and monuments; all rendered with precise detail and superb draftsmanship in the incredibly lavish classicist style of the Beaux Arts. <br>This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Bozen-Gries, 4. V. 1900. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. With autogr. envelope. To Betti Figdor in Obermais (Meran), cancelling a meeting due to his rheumatism: "Seitdem ich Ihren werthen Brief erhalten habe ich mich immer gefreut Sie sehen und begrüssen zu können. Leider hat mir aber mein Übel, ich leide an Fussrheumatismus, einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht. Ich wage es nicht einen grösseren Ausflug zu machen, und muss daher auf das Vergnügen verzichten [.]". - The Hungarian-born linguist and traveller Vámbéry set out from Constantinople in 1861 disguised as a Sunni dervish under the name of Reshit Efendi, journeying from Trebizond on the Black Sea to Tehran in Persia, where he joined a band of pilgrims returning from Mecca and spent several months with them travelling across Central Iran. He proceeded to Shiraz, through Ispahan, and in 1863 reached Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarkand. He returned to Constantinople in 1864, having maintained his disguise throughout this time. This was the first successful journey of its kind undertaken by a European through Armenia, Persia and Turkestan, which were then hermetically closed to westerners, and since it was necessary to avoid suspicion, Vámbéry could not take even fragmentary notes, except by stealth. His "Travels in Central Asia" were published in 1865 and made him an internationally renowned celebrity. In 2005 de-classified files in the Public Record Office (then the National Archives) revealed that Vámbéry had been employed by the British Foreign Office as an agent and spy whose task it was to combat Russian attempts at gaining ground in Central Asia and threatening the British position on the Indian sub-continent. In London, Vámbéry was acquainted with Bram Stoker, who claimed him as his consultant and inspiration for "Dracula".

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        Tales of Space and Time.

      London: Harper, 1900.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 358 + 2 of adverts. Publisher's light brown cloth, lettered in brown to spine and in gilt to cover, with additional rules and devices in brown; top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. neat inscription to third blank, very light edgwear and bumping, spine a little toned. Near fine. "The Star, which in its immensity of conception and imaginative vividness of execution must be reckoned one of the author's most powerful short stories...".

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl: In Ekstase (Originalzeichnung)

      1900 - Kohle und weiße Kreide auf Papier. 30 x 23,5 cm. Provenienz: Nachlass des Künstlers Privatsammlung

      [Bookseller: Kunkel Fine Art]
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        Uta-Garuta. Kartenspiel mit 2 x 100 Karten: Hyakunin-isshu. Hundert Gedichte von hundert Dichtern. Uta-Garuta. Japanese card game with 200 playing cards: Hyakunin-isshu. One hundred poems of one hundred poets.

      Japan, um 1900. - 2 x 100 farbige Karten, (je ca. 7 x 5 cm) in Urushi-Lack-Deckelkasten, ca. 12 x 14 x 10 cm. 200 colored playing cards (7 x 5 cm) in a Urushi-Lacquer-wooden box. Uta-Garuta ist ein jahrhundertealtes japanisches Kartenspiel, das meist zu Neujahr gespielt wird. Es besteht aus 100 Karten zum Lesen (Yomifuda) jeweils mit kleinem Bildnis des Dichters, dessen Namen und dem Anfang eines Gedichts sowie 100 Karten zum Nehmen (Torifuda) mit der unteren Strophe des jeweiligen Gedichts. Sie entsprechen den 100 Waka-Gedichten der Anthologie Hyakunin Isshu. - Der Lack an einigen Kanten mit kleinen Abplatzungen. Eine Karte ca. 2 cm beschnitten, sonst insgesamt sehr schöner Erhaltungszustand. - Uta-Garuta is a centuries-old Japanese card game, mostly played for New Year. It consists of 100 playing cards for reading (Yomifuda) each with a small portrait of the poet, his name and the beginning of a poem, as well as 100 playing cards for taking (Torifuda) with verse of each poem. They correspond to the 100 Waka poems of the anthology Hyakunin Isshu. - The lacquer on some edges slightly bumped. One card trimmed (2 cm), otherwise in a very beautiful condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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        Segelschiffe auf stürmischem Meer. F

      - Marinus Ursul Maria Gewin (1900 Obermenzing 1976). Segelschiffe auf stürmischem Meer. Farbkreide auf grauem Papier. Technik: Farbkreide auf grauem Papier. Maße: Darstellung: 30,5 x 26,5 cm. Zustand: Insgesamt sehr gut. Beschreibung: Biographie: Sohn des holländischen Architekten Johann Christoph Gewin (geb. 1869). Geboren am 27. August 1900 in Obermenzing bei München, verbrachte M. U. M. Gewin seine Kindheit in Deutschland. das Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Frankfurt, verzeichnet Adressen in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, München, Darmstadt. Die hier vorgelegten künstlerischen Arbeiten datieren ab 1918, in der Hauptsache von 1919 bis 1921. Sie nehmen architektonische Anregungen auf, während einer Hollandreise um 1920 deutlich auch von de Stijl empfangen. Ein Architekturstudium hat sich in Darmstadt angeschlossen, als Termin der Diplom-Hauptprüfung ist der 25. Mai 1925 genannt. Den Beruf begleitete die freie künstlerische Tätigkeit, der breiteren Öffentlichkeit mit einem illustrierten Buch vorgestellt, 1933 gerade noch unter dem spielerischen Titel einer Ost -Reise erschienen: "Ostermanns fahren nach Moskau", Verlag Boltze, Karlsruhe. Für die Nachkriegszeit sind zahlreiche Begegnungen mit Werken Gewins zu registrieren, vor allem Tuschzeichnungen und Aquarelle aus Spanien, Frankreich und Nordamerika. Eine Ausstellung im Akzisehaus Osnabrück 1975 gab Einblick in das Spätwerk, mit Katalog: MUM Gewin, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen aus Südfrankreich. Als Aufbruch zu einer neuen und dekorativen Kunst der Zeit um 1920 sind die hier vorgelegten Arbeiten aus dem Nachlass gegenüber zu stellen. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

      [Bookseller: Buchprojekt1 - H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1900 : 1900 Original Hardback Wisden

      1900. Hi, This lot is a 1900 Original Hardback Wisden in Very Good Condition, The 5th Hardback. This book is 100% Original. It has a couple of marks to the front board as shown but other than that it is a super book with bright gilt and clean pages. Great photoplate,

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        The Golden Age

      John Lane, the Bodley Head, London and New York 1900 - London and New York: John Lane, the Bodley Head. 1900. F First Edition Thus, Later Printing. H Hard Cover. Good +. Slight wear to extremities (chiefly to head and foot of spine, spine edges and corners; fraying); slight scuffing to lower edge of upper cover; slight rubbing and browning to covers (cloth; chiefly to edges); slight starting and weakening to inner hinges (at spine edges; chiefly to lower hinges); slight shaking to few signatures; previous owner's ink inscription on first preliminary leaf; slight internal browning to edges and endpapers. [8], 252, [2] pages + plates. Later issue of the John Lane edition; contains 17 essays and a prologue, plus the Parrish illustrations. Originally published in the US in 1895 by Stone & Kimball (see Kramer #43); dated 1900 on title page recto and with copyright date of 1899 opposite; printed in the US. With a tipped-in presentation card, boldly signed by Parrish in black ink (and otherwise blank), attached to half-title page. Signed: I Signed by Illustrator [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Bibliography of The Complete Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Being a Chronologically Arranged List of the Several Editions and Reprints, from the First Edition MDCLIII Until the Year MCM. {Limited Edition}.

      - New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1900. 4to. (10 x 8). [14], 204 pp. including index, plus errata. Limited Edition. Book number 57 of 120 copies published. The volume was printed by the De Vinne Press. With a copper-engraved portrait of Izaak Walton as frontispiece, signed by the artist, Thomas Johnson. Engraved title page by Edwin Davis French. This edition printed on Van Gelder handmade paper. Includes 86 photo-engraved title pages from actual examples, beginning with the first edition of 1653 and concluding with a 1900 reprint. Each volume of The Complete Angler described with collations, measurements of each volume, illustrations. The book is bound in its original half vellum spine and corners and mustard colored cloth boards with gilt titles on the spine and front cover. With a short, neat gift inscription to Walter Jennings, a member of the Restigouche Salmon Club during the early twentieth century on the front end paper. Quite scarce. A very nice book. Clean, bright and very good.

      [Bookseller: Bruce Cave Fine Fly Fishing Books, IOBA.]
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        Quo vadis

      Editions de la Revue Blanche 1900 - - Editions de la Revue Blanche, Paris 1900, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, le nôtre un des hors commerce non justifié, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, date dorée en queue, quelques traces de frottements sur les mors, pièce de titre et nom de l'auteur de maroquin marron, filet doré sur les plats, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque signée de Franz. Quelques inévitables rousseurs au regard de la qualité de ce papier affectant principalement les marges et les tranches de certains feuillets. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the French translation, one of the 5 numbered copies on China, ours one of the non-justified ex-trade, head draw. Binder in navy blue half-morocco, back with five nerves decorated with golden fleurons, date golden in tail, some traces of rubbings on the bits, title and name of the author of brown morocco, filet gilt on boards, Guards and counter tops of marbled paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, golden head, binding of the signed era of Franz. Some inevitable foxing with respect to the quality of this paper affecting mainly the margins and the slices of certain sheets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SON OF THE WOLF: Tales of the Far North.

      Boston:: Houghton Mifflin and Co.,. 1900.. First edition of the author's first book. First issue and/or state with extra blanks at front and back; no dots flanking ampersand at base of spine; frontispiece tipped in; comma after "1900" on copyright page; and perfect "e" in "spruce" and "t" in "might" bottom two lines, page 147. Gray cloth boards stamped in silver. Touch of rubbing to silver stamping on spine, otherwise crisp, bright and near fine. With bookplate of the famous collector Clifton Waller Barrett tipped to endpaper. BAL 11869. .

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        Historia Insectorum Generalis, in qua quaecunque ad Insecta corumque mutationes spectant, dilucide ex fansioris philosophiae & experientiae principiis explicantur. Ex Beligica Latinam fecit Henricus Christianus Henninius.

      Erste lateinische Ausgabe ca 20x15 cm (10) 212 (18) Seiten mit Titelvignette in Holzschnitt, 13 teils gefaltete Kupfertafeln und 1 gefaltete Tabelle Pergamenteinband um 1900 mit mittelalterlichen Manuskript (gutes, sauberes Exemplar)

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      [ca. 1900].. Öl auf Holz. 34, 5 x 48 cm. Gerahmt in altem schwarzen Holzrahmen. Vom Künstler signiert. Die schöne Ansicht zeigt die Hohenfestung Salzburg in südwestlicher Richtung mit Häusergruppe und Bäumen im Vordergrund. Das Untersbergmassiv steht im Hintergrund. - Petrides arbeitete zunächst im Atelier von Hermann Burghart. Nach seinen Landschaftsmotiven wurden auch Ansichtskarten angefertigt. Stadtansichten sind seltener. Er war Mitglied des Dürerbundes. 1904 hatte er eine Goldmedaille auf der Weltausstellung in St. Louis, USA verliehen bekommen.

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        Mimic War

      New York: Edgar O. Clark, n.d., ca. 1900. Complete set of twenty-five six inch chromolithographed cardboard soldiers nailed to their wooden stands, in the original box and with the original fold-up tent. The uniforms represent the Spanish-American War. Here is a cannoneer, with foot soldiers, a naval contingent and the requisite marching band. One soldier bears a resemblance to Roosevelt himself. We note only three creases on the twenty-five soldiers; otherwise they are in fine, as new condition, each securely nailed to their original wooden bases. The tent has had a minor repair to the tab which keeps it upright, with a few old pinholes there suggesting a pin was used to close it before the tab was repaired. Overall a fine set in its original box with the lithographed cover. The box does have a couple of tears and lacks a small piece of the lid flap on one end else it is in very good condition. Beginning about 1857, sets of toy solders were produced on strips or sheets, to be cut out and assembled by the purchaser. About 1890, though, a process was developed to adhere lithographs to board, then nailing the feet to a small wooden block, making for a sturdy play set. Though McLoughlin Bros. was the leader in cardboard toy soldiers, Sowdon and Clark (and after Sowdon's death, Edgar O. Clark alone) was practically the only small firm to surpass McLoughlin's quality. Sources suggest only a few sets were issued, making them significantly rarer than their McLoughlin counterparts. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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