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        Harriman Alaska Expedition, Alaska, Volume I: Narrative, Glaciers, Natives; Volume II: History, Geography, Resources

      Doubleday, Page & Company, New York 1901 - Two volumes, continuously numbered, xxvii, 383 pp, indexed. Complete with 39 color plates from paintings of landscapes, birds, mammals, and flowers, 76 photogravure plates and 4 maps (2 on one folding plate). Original green cloth stamped in gilt. A lovely set; both volumes clean and sound, with minimal wear to the boards. No dust jackets. Organized and financed by railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman, the Harriman Alaska Expedition included 25 scientists and naturalists, as well as sizeable team of photographers and artists, among them Edward Curtis, Frank Dellenbaugh, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes. During the summer of 1899, the party cruised the waters off southeastern and southern Alaska and the eastern Aleutians, making numerous stops for scientific investigation and collecting. The Narrative, which recounts the party's transcontinental train journey and voyage from Seattle via the Inside Passage (with descriptions of the scenery, glaciers, villages, native people, and fauna and flora), was written by Burroughs. Muir authored the section on glaciers, Grinnell wrote about the natives of the Alaska coast region, and Dall provided a history of exploration in Alaska. Arctic Bib. 2544; 6676; Wickersham 4013; Kimes 229. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An important series of 47 letters from Benjamin to his second wife, the author Fannie Nichols Weed Benjamin, and to his daughter Edith

      [New York and elsewhere], 1901. Approximately 170 pages, pen and ink. 8vo or small quarto. A few letters incomplete, old folds, some darkening which very occasionally leads to a line or two being illegible. Approximately 170 pages, pen and ink. 8vo or small quarto. Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin (February 13, 1837 - July 19, 1914) was an American statesman. His parents were American missionaries in Greece. Born in Argos, Greece, but then educated in the United States, he pursued careers as a journalist, author, and diplomat. In 1883, he was appointed as the first American Minister to Persia, a post he occupied for two years. It was he who first drafted the diplomatic code used by the American legation in Persia. The letters from S.G.W. Benjamin to his wife and daughter (and one letter from his daughter to him) are as follows: 1. June 13 1882. 4pp. on headed paper 'The Century, 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed with initials, to an unnamed recipient, but to his soon-to-be-second wife Fanny or Fannie. A love letter ('...I love you and impatiently await the day that unites our lives!...") and mentioning that he has 'an immense pressure of work to get through with before I leave for Charlottetown last of next week.' 2. June 25 1882. 8pp. (of 12pp., pp.1-7 and 12 are present), written on board the 'Sch.[ooner] Alice May /Grande Ligne, Madame Is. [Nova Scotia]', autograph letter signed with initials, to Fannie 'My dear heart', a love letter ('...I treasure these dear letters written during the days before our marriage. I can think of nothing but you...") and mentioning that financial demands will mean that he is tied to New York 'as the Magazine of Art obliges me to be there part of every month, I was able to get away this summer only by providing & paying a substitute. Then the articles about this cruise must be ready by Nov. 1st'. He goes into some detail about his financial prospects, mentions that he would prefer to live somewhere near New York, and perhaps rent a cottage for the summer the following year. He also mentions the potential for a diplomatic post 'As regards the consulate, the question is this way. For me to leave America just now would be prejudicial to my literary and art interests at my age. Later a consulate m[a]y be a good thing, & I look forward to a residence somewhere abroad'. The final page includes more details of the cruise: dining at Arichat, and plans to sail on to Georgetown, Prince Edward Island. The 'Century Magazine' published Benjamin's articles which were collected and then published as a book by Appleton's in 1885: 'The Cruise of the Alice May in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and adjacent waters ...  Reprinted from the "Century magazine."' 3. October 2 1882. 8pp. (incomplete) on headed paper 'The Century, 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed with initials, to 'My dearest Fannie'. A love letter ('...I might have more wealth but, greatly as I need it, I want companionship more, my heart is terribly lonely...") and mentioning plans and possible places to live: Brooklyn or Eaglewood. Benjamin and Fanny Nichols Weed were married on 16 November 1882. 4. December 20 1882, addressed from 'Salem [Mass.]' Edith Benjamin: An autograph letter signed 'Edith' to 'My dear Papa ' recording what appears to have been the first meeting of Benjamin's daughter (from his first marriage) with his second wife Fannie. 'I have seen my mother and I love her very much, I think she is lovely, and I know that we shall be very happy indeed.' 5. February 27 1883. 2pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My darling', mostly concerning his forthcoming diplomatic appointment 'Perhaps you have heard that by a law passed yesterday my title is raised to that of Minister Resident & Charge d'affaires, the President has therefore sent in my name again for the new place. This will oblige me to have a new plate made for my visiting cards! But if it results in an increase in salary I can afford it.' Benjamin went on to serve between 1883 and 1885 as the first U.S. Minister to Persia (combining this with the position of U.S. Consul General in Teheran). 6. July 24 1885, 2pp. (incomplete) on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter, to Fannie 'My dear wife', mentioning their 'pleasant home in Teheran' and that he has 'been twice to Washington & seen the President' 7. October 28 1885, 4pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Edith 'My darling little daughter' mentioning lack of money plans 'I am doing everything possible to make money ... The plan I wrote of about the encyclopedia is maturing and will be a "big thing" both as an enterprise & for the money it will probably bring', also mentions his wife and daughter's European trip. 8. October 29 1885, 2pp. (incomplete) on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to 'My dear Fannie', mentioning the death of her brother Henry, and Benjamin's attempts to raise money to finance his wife and daughter's trip to Paris. 9. November 15 1885, 4pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dear little wife', letting her know how much she is missed and that money is on its way. He also mentions that his 'things have at last arrived. I find to my intense disgust that every case was opened in transit in London, I suppose owing to the dynamite scare [the final incidents in a Fenian bombing campaign had happened in London in January 1885] , so far I have found no important losses...' He has heard 'from Harper & Brothers that they are highly pleased with the advance chapter of my book ... & predict a success for it here and in London.' 10. December 31 1885, 4pp. (incomplete) on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Edith 'My darling daughter' wishing that they were together, and mentioning that 'Last evening I gave a talk or unwritten lecture before the Century Club combined with an exhibition of Persian photographs & pictures. The lecture ... was received with much interest ... Of course the audience included many of the leading artists, authors and professional men of the country...' 11. January 11 1886, 4pp. written from New York, autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dear little wife', letting her know that he is sending money to pay for the trip to Paris and mentioning that the artist Edwin Lord Weeks (1949-1903) will call on her: an 'American painter of oriental scenes ... He is [in Paris]... with his wife and a first rate fellow as well as talented'. 12. March 1 1886, 4pp. written from New York, autograph letter signed, to 'My darling little Edith' mentioning how much he misses them, and mentioning that he is to 'lecture at Brooklyn this evening before the Rembrandt club. Next Tuesday I lecture again in Brooklyn before the Long Id Hist. Soc. ... and the following evening I lecture in Salem before the Lyceum. That closes my lecturing for the season probably... I hate lecturing with a stereopticon which seems to reduce the lecturer to the level of a showman...', he ends by hoping the trip will be useful 'You will speak French like a Frenchwoman, I daresay, on your return..' 13. July 20 1886, 4pp. written from 'Pigeon Cove' [Cape Anne, Mass.], autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dear wife', during a cruise, noting that he expects to arrive in Salem the following day, describing Pigeon Cove in glowing terms 'a charming little place', suggesting that they visit it as a family at a later date, complaining about his fellow travelers 'I shall take to no more landsmen on cruises with me', mentioning 'Mr. Handford' in particular, and noting the his 'book has been delayed by the slowness of the printers and I must push them or it will be late for the holiday trade'. 14. 16 August 1886, 4pp. written from 'Salem' [, Mass.], autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dear wife' noting that he has arrived with Edith and the house is being got in order, that his 'book is finished & in the publishers hands. I worked very hard to finish it, never so hard before. I think it one of the best things I have done...', and commenting that he hopes that she will 'come prepared to enjoy our home and make the best of it while it lasts, we must try & be forbearing and not direct each other too much'. 15. 24 August 1886, 1p., autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dear wife', asking her to let him know which train she is going to take. 16. 4 September 1886, 3pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to 'My dear Fannie', sending keys, regretting that he had to leave and commenting that 'I think with a little forbearance & mutual self control we can learn to be happy together, for we have more in common in our natures than usually occurs in married life.' 17. 12 October 1886, 4pp. written from 'N.Y.', autograph letter signed to Fannie and Edith 'My dear ones at home', talking about work and money difficulties 'I am pulling some wires, but no definite result as yet ... I am busy finishing a few drawings for Putnam' , wishing he was home, enclosing $5, but noting that his 'creditors are after me on all hands, four since I came here, & it will be a desperate struggle to keep up until help comes from some quarter. Literary life is an attractive one for some but for me it is a prolonged purgatory. I have as much right to pursue my avocation unmolested by steady trouble as Tennyson or Longfellow & I should work just as hard if permitted to be from such persecution...' 18. 30 December 1886, 2pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My darling wife', commenting on the weather, wishing he were at home, noting that he 'was in Princeton yesterday, & am now busy on my 2nd paper for the Hist. Mag. To be done on the 5th. The first .. is attracting much favorable attention. The Nation, a severe... critic, gives me a long & cordial review of my book', wishing wife and daughter a happy new year. 19. 28 March 1887, 3pp. written from 'N.Y.', autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My darling wife', complaining that he is 'as usual, driven to death trying to raise money', wishing he was at home 20. 2 April 1887, 4pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dearest wife', apparently written in response to a rebuke from Fannie 'I have no desire to keep things from you but sometimes there is not time to consult ... It is wrong for you to bring up the house in Salem, I have explained to you repeatedly the circumstances ... Nothing can be gained by calling up bygones ... you are apt to do this my love', wishing he were at home, mentioning he has received 'a paper and a word from a friend in India, I presume Weeks; the paper has three columns of quotations from my book ... My friend writes in the margin that I am talked of all over India! I have had no end of praise for my last painting...' 21. 8 April 1887, 2pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Edith 'My darling little daughter', wishing he was with his family, noting that he is about to set sail, noting that he has not yet had time to send Fannie's story to any periodical as he has been too busy. 22. 15 April 1887, 3pp. on headed paper 'Fort George Hotel, Fort George Isl'd, [Jacksonville,] Florida', autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My darling wife', noting that he will leave for home by train the next day, and describing the hotel in Florida 'The climate here is simply delicious ... they pick peas and strawberries as early as Jan. 10th! There are fifty different kinds of trees growing here ... There is no place on our continent where such variety and luxuriance of vegetation are to be found. ... The views are most enchanting. There is no question that this place is destined to come up and become sought after.', he goes on to note that Mrs. Kimball, Judge Pierrepoint and his wife, and Mrs. Viall all endorse the hotel and location. He then goes writes that he has 'selected a good [building] lot on the best road not far from the hotel & with good neighbors & a fine view ... No cellar is needed but only low brick posts on which the house is built... I think of my dear ones ... & picture to myself our little future home here...' 23. 23 September 1887, 3pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My darling wife', concerning a legal case between Benjamin and their landlord and railing against the 'injustice of the Almighty in placing us here.' He goes on to note that had 'received the proof of my Fort George Id. Paper last evening', and finishes by asking Fannie to write to Edith. 24. 24 September 1887, 4pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear little wife', noting that it has got much colder, and that he has 'finished my Franklin article today & got it off; although it required no severe thoughts it was of a nature requiring great care in copying & editing & became wearisome at the last, because it had to be done under such pressure. I hate to be driven in my work by lack of time or money; half the pleasure is lost for me... I'd rather rust and die with a feeble brain, than having a brain never to be allowed to use it in a way that brings pleasure ... If this life is a specimen of what is to be the continued law of our existence then give me annihilation at once, for it is only a damned drudgery & slavery at the behest of a pitiless & bloodless tyrant. My article on Daniel Webster is out today in Mag. Of Amer. History ... Few will read it, & I get neither money nor ... reputation ... verily my life is a pounding of air in a mortar, leading to nothing but vexation, labor without compensation! ... Job's wife was right ... My old friend in my left big toe is bothering me today & makes me wince sometimes ... I need a rest but don't expect any either here or in the next life ... Edith is doing very nicely...' 25. 10 December 1887, 4pp. written from 'Baltimore', autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My darling wife', making plans about Fannie's visit and noting that he has 'been treated in the most handsome manner by the gentlemen here. I was invited to a little dinner given in the Athenaeum Club by Mr. Pitt on Thursday eve before the lecture. Yesterday Prof. Remsen of Johns Hopkins University invited me to lunch ... While I am finding in this a rest from work I am not well yet ... By the aid of morphine & quinine & the sail to Norfolk I hope to feel stronger before I reach home. I take the boat tonight...' 26. 20 January 1888, 3pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear heart', talking about improvements in his house, talking about his health, noting that he has 'taken morphine & quieted the pain & feel much better this evening', he finishes 'I have been invited to exhibit at the Society of American Artists for the first time; it is very exclusive. I get my share of notice but no money!' 27. 30 January 1888, 3pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dear wife', noting that he is tired but busy, he ends by noting that he is also 'on a committee of three to pass a bill through congress for $10,000; we are in correspondence with members of the House, where such bill originate...' 28. 4 October 1888, 3pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My darling wife', 'I laugh to myself sometimes when I think of the quaint little touch of Bohemianism which we enjoyed together at my studio. It looks still better since my Turkey rug arrived... I have painted the sea in my picture of the Eagle's Eyrie [sic.], & I think it begins to look well. I had great difficulty in getting the nondescript package here but everything is safe even the mask of Cromwell..', noting that his work has been interrupted by receiving and making calls, and that 'The piano has gone to Steinways & they are to tell me what will be the cost of repairs & I will write you about it ... I am proud of having the two nicest little women in America in my possession & keeping. I enclose the milk bill...' 29. 5 October 1888, 3pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear wife' describing a typical day 'To show you how busy I have been & am every day I'll give you a list of my tasks today. I was up at six; dressed , shaved, folded up the bedclothes. Wrote a letter & went to Sinclair house for breakfast. Then to post office for stamps, then to the club for letters & read the papers. Then back to my room & painted a while, wrote another letter and took a package to the express office; thence to the tailor's; then to Pach's photo gallery for photo's for my article. Walked thence a mile to Anthony's for photo's. Thence rode down Broadway & went to Will Wheeler's office, and to six different stores for photo's. Then took a light lunch and went to two real estate brokers, and thence to office of a broker having money to loan. Thence I went to Remnick's office to obtain architectural designs for my article; too train there for Chambers St. & called on President of Park Board. Then took train for my studio 14th St where I wrote another letter & painted an hour. Went out to dinner, then to club for letters, then to my room where I have made some financial calculations, then written two more letters on real estate matters, have done some work on my encyclopedia, have received a call & am now writing to you at 9 1?2 p.m. This is only an average example of my daily duties. I have walked during the day nearly seven miles... Fortunately the day has been charming...', he ends with a not 'The artists think the waves in my painting are excellent'. 30. 14 October 1888, 3pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dear little wife', explaining how work will keep him in NYC until the middle of the next week. 31. 28 October 1888, 8pp., from 'N.Y.', autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear wifey' talking about his painting 'I have begun a canvas to fit the large frame ... a wild storm scene in mid ocean ... a large ship forms the chief object, while the atmosphere is that of a lurid sunset... It is important that if Miss Parker is thinking of buying one of my paintings that she should come to New York ... I can always exhibit any of my paintings at the Century, if desirable...', he goes on say that he is not sure when he will be able to come home as he has so much to do 'Money I must have and to have it must be earned. It is better not to repeat to people just how rapidly I paint or they must assume that a quick picture should have less money. Of course that is not the way of the world for the quickest work is sometimes the best and the best paid; for to work that way generally implies a long previous training ... You might if occasion offers, incidentally allude to biog.[raphical] notices in Scribners' Great American Encyclopedia of painters ... I also appear in several other works of the sort which indicates an established position as an artist', he continues with reasons why she cannot accompany him on his forthcoming trip, and then turns to why his chances of getting another diplomatic post are slim "I have not seen Sen Torrance. He is in the city but has not replied to my letter nor called. He is doubtless very busy, l[a]ying pipes for himself I understand in business & very possibly also for the next vacancy at Teheran. He is welcome to the post, so far as I am concerned, as I am laying no plans for diplomatic positions & have no desire to return to Persia, much as I liked it when there. I think it unwise to retrace our steps in this life & if I have to protect missionaries, which I do not seek, for obvious reasons, prefer doing so at Constantinople than Teheran. It is a point against any aspirations I might have that by moving when we did I lost my vote... . he goes on to point out that lack of money meant that he could not put the required amount of time into political work that would have got him noticed again (as opposed to ex-foreign service colleagues 'Fish, & Chance, & [Ernest Clifford] Peixotto & others' who have been 'working like beavers for the party'). 32. 30 October 1888, 3pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dearie wife' mentioning an 8-verse 'very vigorous [presidential] campaign poem' which he had written on the 29th October and which is 'to appear in the "Evening Mail & Express" It is so "rough on Grover [Cleveland]," that I issue it anonymously. I think it may be of use", he goes on to mention that the number of callers is interrupting his work, including an article on "American Diplomacy" for the 'North American Review'. 33. 6 November 1888 'Election day', 2pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My darling wife', he is feeling unwell and depressed, telling her not to come to the city, turning to political matters " I wrote a paper for the Tribune Sunday afternoon & it appeared yesterday. There was no elevator running & the climb Sunday evening to the editor's office in the tenth story is worth a first class mission from the next President if he proves to be Republican! The weather is good today & hence favorable to us. But it is not safe to predict it; I think it looks well for [Benjamin] Harrison, however'. 34. 9 November 1888, 4pp. (incomplete) autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear wifey' concerning the election result 'The battle is over, and we have won. The victory is greater than the most sanguine Republican dared to hope for. I predicted 10,000 in this state for Gen. Harrison & he has 13,000. The solid south is broken; we have West Virginia & Delaware, & both houses of Congress are ours. It is a great victory ... I see Cleveland so badly defeated and Bayard losing his own state ... As for myself I expect nothing [as he had not had the time to participate fully, and had only been able to prepare] two or three articles... ', he then returns to his financial woes 'This has been a very hard week for me ... Life is hard, but I will not complain...' 35. 30 January 1889, 2pp. on headed paper 'The Century Club / 109 East 15th Street [New York]', autograph letter signed, to Fannie 'My dear wife', sending money and mentioning two notices for his "Story of Persia" 'in the Athenaeum and the Academy, they are in the main favorable & quite as good as American has to expect in an English periodical for a work ... of only medium merit & popular in style' 36. 8 December 1889, 3pp., on 'Athenaeum Club / Franklin & Charles Sts. [Baltimore]' headed paper, autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My darling wife' singing the praises of Baltimore, mentioning that he attended a private concert of the Baltimore Glee Club, but was leaving for Washington in the morning, then to Norfolk by boat, then Philadelphia. He ends by noting that he had met Col. Donn Piatt: 'I met Don [sic.] Piatt here last evening; he is in a very bad state physically & will probably not live long. He seems brilliant but inclined to cynicism'. 37. 13 October 1890, 2pp, on 'Prebble House / Portland, Me.' headed paper, autograph letter signed to Fannie and Edith 'My dear little wife and daughter' describing a wonderful cruise from New York, including rough seas, a clear night and the Northern lights, 'I was so fascinated with it all I could hardly go to bed, sitting up ... while the other passengers were sleeping or throwing up with all their might', he goes on to mention his immediate travel plans and gives some instructions about a coal delivery before returning to the cruise which 'has revived all my intense love for the sea.' 38. 22 August 1893, 2pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear wifey', written in financial extremis, both personally and in the midst of the international 'panic of 1893', he asks that his family give him time: 'I am trying to do the best I can, my dear, but I have a very hard road to plough & you must not bear hardly on me nor must my child unless you would hasten the end. It is only by keeping calm and free from worry that I can work ... I am much nearer the grave than I was & if I do not do it soon I may leave some to throw dirt on my grave. With love and kisses...', he ends with a brief description of the so-called "Midnight Storm" or New York Hurricane of August 1893 'Sunday we had a terrible storm lightened [sic.] & thundered from 8 o'clock Saturday night until one o'clock & kept it up nearly all of Sunday. Electric belles [sic.], telephones &c ruined over half the city'. 39. 27 July 1894, 2pp. (incomplete), from 'N.Y.', autograph letter to Fannie 'My dear wifey' in which he rails against his misfortune, including the dashed hopes of an editorship ('an exploded dream') which he takes as further proof that God does not exist 'I do not, I cannot believe in the existence of a loving heavenly father! And what is more, I will not believe such a lie...' 40. 3 August 1894, 4pp., on 'Parker House, Boston' headed paper, autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear little wife' 'I have been quite ill since I last wrote you' which he attributes to various causes including 'some lobster I eat [sic.]', the symptoms included 'neuralgia in my chest & the worst attack of diarrharea [sic.] I ever experienced ... I took dose after dose of cholera mixture, brandy, morphine &c without any effect ...', mentioning the possibility of taking a voyage to Nova Scotia, and the asking her to 'Excuse any incoherence in my expressions, for I am half dazed by the laudanum [sic.], morphine, quinine, peppermint &c I have had to take as well as weakness from loss of food. I need a long & quiet rest & change but do not now expect to get them before they lay me in the grave.', to further darken the mood he then relates how he was almost run over by a run-away horse which passed so close that it 'knocked off my hat with the bit'. 41. 6 August 1894, 3pp. autograph letter signed to Edith 'My dear little daughter' letting her know that he will not be able to join them, and will be very busy, he also asks her to reassure Fannie that he is feeling much better. 42. 6 August 1894, 4pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear little wife' regretting that he will not be able to join them - the need to earn money triumphs. Thoughts of the moon lead to 'the biggest humbug of all' - the 'alleged benevolence of the Heavenly Father'. 'There's nothing sure but suffering...' 43. 19 August 1894, 10pp. (incomplete) autograph letter to Fannie 'My dear wifey' thanking her for her letters, and continuing 'I am glad to learn that Mrs. Nichols [a famer's wife] is better': this prompts him to write at length about the 'depressing' nature of life on a New England farm, the narrow-minded dour character of farmers, etc. The sound of a Salvation Army band outside deflects him onto an anti-religion theme, this is followed by the news that a Century club friend of his (W. Betts Lawrence) has attempted to kill himself by shooting himself in the head, but failed, which leads on to Benjamin admitting that he 'knows what the temptation to suicide is. It would be easy to kill oneself without pain. I have not yet done so, not because I think it a wrong to myself, but because it would be an injury to my reputation, and a pain to my family. In itself I do not consider suicide wicked ... I think the law which punishes suicides wicked and ridiculous...', he then continues with comments about 'the Chino-Japanese conflict' and notes that he preparing 'to write something in reply to these foolish women who are trying to stir up conflict between the sexes by pitching into men...' 43. 22 August 1894, 2pp., from 'N.Y.', autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear wife', 'I am distressed to learn that Edith is not well again' offering advice about doctors and dentists, and ending with the comment that she had 'singularly misunderstood part of my [last] letter.' 44. 26 August 1894, 8pp. autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear little wife' explaining what he had meant in a previous letter and laying out his wishes as to how, where and when he will work, refusing to be 'interferred with or dictated to'; noting that 'an active independent worker & thinker must be left alone in his working hours... I have been working for nearly 30 years. I have formed my methods & habits of thought & work, & it is too late now to change them ... I do not propose to meet anyone unlawfully nor do anything to be ashamed of, but I simply propose, to do my work in my own way & I wish to be free to do so without wrangles & unpleasant scenes at home ... How, when, & where I choose to work concerns no one outside of my family ... Now, dear, don't take what I say unkindly. I simply wish a distinct understanding before my little family return to New York...' 45. 28 October 1895, 4pp. (damaged), from 'Etan Hall, Charlotte', autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear little wife', describing how upset the dog was when Fannie and Edith left, with other news of contract having been signed and delivered. 46. 31 October 1895, 3pp autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear little wifey', with more news of the dog, and speculation about the fate of a telegram which had not arrived 47. 15 October 1901, 2pp (incomplete), from 'Washington', autograph letter signed to Fannie 'My dear wifey' with general domestic news. Also included are a number of letters to Fannie from various friends and relatives, dating from the 1860s to about 1910. In addition there is an extraordinary undated letter, from Edith to her father, telling him that his extra-marital affair is discovered, her disgust with his behavior, that he must end the liaison, how much he owes his wife, etc. This affair is not referred to directly anywhere else in the correspondence.

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        Matayori Gajo. Two volumes

      1901. MATSUI T?" SHÛ. Matayori Gajo. Two volumes. Illustrated with two folding coloured woodcuts and 50 full-page coloured plates. 8vo., 250 x 177 mm, bound in original stitched Japanese wrappers, with paper title lables on covers. Preserved in half blue morocco box. Kyoto: Honda Unkindô, [1901]. A collection of Japanese design plates, issued by the publishing firm of Unkindô, that was begun by Yamada Unsôdô's older brother, known for his elegant and deluxe printings of books and his unique and striking decorative vision. His excesses lead to eventual bankruptcy, after which he merged his company into his more practical brother's printing firm.

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        The Story of the Stock Exchange: Its History and Position (First Edition)

      London: Grant Richards, 1901. First Edition. First Edition. About Near Fine lacking dust jacket. Mild shelf wear to the boards, spine ends and corners minutely rubbed, with light offsetting to endpapers. An attractive, fresh copy of this title, with gilt especially bright. Seventeen black and white illustrations.

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        CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION. A Novel.

      Grant Richards. London. 1901 - First separate issue, larger untrimmed variant, inscribed by the author. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of To-Day, this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains the variant this way: "The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection", (Laurence). Inscribed by Shaw, "This is the first Issue, which was so tall that the booksellers refused to exhibit it on their counters, as it took too much room. So it had to be cut down. G. Bernard Shaw 26/7/30." . ---- Housed in a green cloth covered chemise and quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spine. The slip case is a little rubbed and faded to the spine but generally very good. Laurence A3. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE WRITINGS OF "COLONEL WILLIAM BYRD of Westover in Virginia Esqr"

      Doubleday, Page & Co. // The DeVinne Press, New York 1901 - Quarto. Bound in parchment over boards; loss to the head of the spine has been archivally mended affecting just a bit of the title label; the covers are a bit toned/foxed; there is some particular staining along the bottom of the front board; this copy belonged to Robert Bryan of Richmond and bears his name and address on the front free endpaper; copies of any edition are uncommon, but this is an extremely limited edition, finely printed on vellum; digital images can be made available upon request. Very Good binding. Limited Edition, numbered 4/15 copies on Imperial Japanese vellum paper [Attributes: First Edition]

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        System der Volkswirtschaft. Ein Hand- und Lesebuch für Geschäftsmänner und Studierende.

      J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung,, Stuttgart und Berlin, 1901 - 5 Bde. (in 7). Stuttgart und Berlin, J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, 1901-22. Gr.-8vo. Zusammen ca. 4600 S. Einheitlich in neue Halbleinen eingebunden. Letzte Ausgabe von Roschers Hauptwerk. - Roscher (1817-94) war Mitbegründer der älteren historischen Schule. "Jedoch hat er mehr als die unter Führung Schmollers stehende 'jüngere' historische Schule den Zusammenhang mit der klassischen Theorie der Volkswirtschaft aufrechterhalten" (Brockhaus, 15.Aufl., XVI, 94). Er habilitierte sich 1840 in Göttingen, war dort 1843-48 Professor, 1848-94 dann an der Universität Leipzig. I. Grundlagen der Nationalökonomie. 26. Aufl. (Omnitypie-Druck), ergänzt durch Robert Pöhlmann. 1922. XV, 895 S. Originaler Halbleinen. II. Nationalökonomik des Ackerbaues und der verwandten Urproduktionen. Ein Hand- und Lesebuch für Staats- und Landwirte. 14., vermehrte Aufl., bearb. von Heinrich Dade. 1912. XVI, 904 S. Neuerer Halblederband. III. Nationalökonomik des Gewerbefleißes und Handels. 8., vermehrte Aufl., bearb. von Wilhelm Stieda. 2 Halbbde. (1. Nationalökonomik des Gewerbfleißes; 2. Nationalökonomik des Handels). 1913-17. XVIII, 618; XIII, 795 S. Originale Halbleinenbände. IV. System der Finanzwissenschaft. 5., vermehrte Aufl., bearb. durch Otto Gerlach. 2 Halbbde. 1901. XII, 511; VI, 523 S. Neue Ganzleinenbände. V. System der Armenpflege und Armenpolitik. 3. Aufl., ergänzt von Christian J. Klumker. 1906. X, 406 S. Einheitlich in neue Halbleinen eingebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Schriftstück mit U.

      München, 3. IX. 1901. - 2 SS. Folio. Antwort auf die Besprechung seiner "biografisch-kritischen Würdigung Gustav Mahlers" durch Richard Batka (1868-1922) in der Zeitschrift "Der Kunstwart": "1. Herr Dr. Batka schreibt: 'Die musikhistorischen Kenntnisse Schiedermayers scheinen ziemlich dürftige zu sein, S. 9 und 14 enthalten dafür besorgniserregende Belege'. Ich wäre neugierig, dieselben kennen zu lernen, um so mehr als auf S. 14 eines musikhistorischen Faktums mit keiner Silbe Erwähnung gethan wird [.] 3. Auf die Zensur des Herrn Dr. Batka über meinen 'gewisse schriftstellerische Begabung, die noch einmal Besseres erwarten lässt', kann ich verzichten, da ich lediglich nur als fortschrittlicher Musiker, der wenn nötig zur Feder greift, eingeschätzt werden will [.]". - Nach dem Studium der Geschichte, Germanistik und Musikwissenschaften war Schiedermair kurzzeitig als Lehrer tätig und setzte dann das musikwissenschaftliche Studium in Leipzig und Berlin fort. 1906 habilitierte er sich in Marburg und wurde 1915 a. o.Prof. an der Univ. Bonn. Seit 1920 Ordinarius, gründete er 1927 das Bonner Beethoven-Archiv, dem er bis 1945 als Direktor vorstand. Schiedermair wurde 1937 Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaften, 1940 Vorsitzender der Musikabteilung der Deutschen Akademie. Die deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikforschung ernannte ihn 1952 zu ihrem Ehrenmitglied. S. widmete sich vor allem der Beethoven- und Mozartforschung.

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        Die Mission der Brüdergemeinde in Missionsstunden. Viertes Heft: Südafrika.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Friedrich Jansa, 1901.. Original-Broschur, 8°, 111 Seiten. Mit Stempel auf dem Umschlag "s.1905 Verlag der Missionsbuchhandlung Herrnhut". Unbeschnittenes, gutes und sauberes Exemplar..

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        The History of Helyas, Knight of the Swan.,

      NY, 1901. - 6 3/4 x 9. xviii, (150) pages. Full pigskin stamped in brown with facsimile of the devices of Caxton and De Worde; brass clasps. In the fleece-lined half pigskin chemise and full pigskin slipcase stamped to match the binding. Chemise is worn and split on leather side, but held together by lining; slipcase is rubbed along edges, spine darkened. The book's turn-ins have offset onto the marbled endpapers, as usual, otherwise the book is fine. One of 300 copies printed by Theodore L. De Vinne on Whatman handmade paper, in the same size as the original. The type for this printing was specially cast, using de Worde's fonts as a model. Reproduced from Robert Hoe's unique copy of the 1512 edition, with an historical essay by Hoe, this a beautifully made book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1. A History and Genealogy of the Habersham and Other Southern Families; 2. A History and Genealogy of the families of Bulloch and Stobo, and of Irvine of Cults; 3.The Cuthberts, Barons of Castle Hill and Their Descendants in South Carolina and Georgia; 4. A Biographical Sketch of Hon. Archibald Bulloch, President of Georgia, 1776-77. (Four Volume Set)

      Washington, DC; Columbia, SC: (J.G.B. Bulloch). (1901-1911). First. Four separately published works in printed wrappers, all first editions, housed together in a custom made slip case. The third volume is Inscribed by the author on the first blank leaf. Volume one: vi, 222 pp. (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan, 1901). Volume two: 95, vi pp. (Washington, DC: Press of Byron S. Adams, 1911). Volume three:100 pp. (Washington, DC: April, 1908). Volume four: 17 pp. (no imprint or date), the last leaf (p.17) laid-in as issued. Housed in a contemporary brown cloth slipcase with an inner wrap-around cloth chemise and red leather spine label. 25.5 cm. Near fine with a few small chips and rubbing to the slip case. .

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        Ägyptische Inschriften aus den staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - 2 vol, complete. Band I: Hefte 1,2,3,4. Band II: Hefte 1,2,3,4.

      JC Hinrich, Leipzig 1901 - Extremely rare. Complete set of 2 volumes. J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1901-24. First edition. 4o. Red half-leather. Perfect condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hong Kong and Canton

      1901. UNDERWOOD and UNDERWOOD. Hong Kong and Canton. 15 stereoptic cards, loose as issued in the publisher's cloth slipcase, accompanied by an original Underwood stereo viewer. New York: Underwood and Underwood, 1901. |~||~||~||~| A fine set of this very rare series of views of Hong Kong and Canton. The views are: 1. Britain's rich Mart of the Orient - Hong Kong, from the Harbor. 2. Looking across the Bay to Kowloon... 3. Looking down the Chukiang River...Canton. 4. A Street of Flower Boats...Canton. 5. Canton, the vast Metropolis of China... 6. Panorama northwest from the City's northern Wall, Canton. 7. Looking into Shappat-Po Street...Canton. 8. Splendor of Chun-Ka-Chie...Canton. 9.In the Temple of 500 Genii...Canton. 10. Examination Hall...Canton. 11. West End of Shameen Island...Canton. 12. Mission Children...Canton. 13. Watching the "Foreign Devils". 14. Dying in the :Dying Field"...Canton. 15. A Chinese Bible-Woman, Canton.

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        Statuten für den erhabenen Österreichisch-Kaiserlichen Leopolds-Orden 1808.

      Wien, 1901 - Wien, (1901). 44x31 cm. 20 S., (6) S. Nachträge (bis 1901). Mit 9 gestoch. Tafeln. Roter Ln.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel, blindgepr. mehrfacher Deckelfiletierung mit Eckfleurons und Ganzgoldschnitt. (Kanten leicht berieben. Winziger Fleck auf Vorderdeckel und Titelblatt). - Sonst sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Roter Ln.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel, blindgepr. mehrfacher Deckelfiletierung mit Eckfleurons und Ganzgoldschnitt.

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        Only Perfect Flour Makes Perfect Bread. N.T. Swezey's Son & Co. Flour. 224 Produce Exchange. New York. Est. 1835.

      J. Ottman Lith Co. N.Y., New York - 1901. (Poster) Very good. Artist Unknown. Original Calendar 16.5" X 23.5" in heavy wooden frame 22" X 28". In very good condition. Some small light stains and minor wrinkling. Small date block printed onto calendar below image (not tear off style). A beautiful vintage image. N. T. (Noah Terry) Swezey was a flour merchant in New York City. He ran a successful business for over forty years at 176 South St., and was one of the founders of the New York Produce Exchange. The calendar shows an image of two angelic children, one caucasian and one african american playing with a barrel and sack of flour. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Beautés de la lettre moderne 1868 1900 Souvenir Enseignes Bouvais Fabrique d'enseignes publicitaires en tous genre

      chez l'auteur 1901 - grand in-8, belle reliure demi cuir à coins, 52 pages cartonnées, photos de lettres et enseignes commerciales, bel état Troisième République

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        Oriental Tales : The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night [in 9 volumes]; Tales from the Arabic [in 3 volumes]; Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Other Stories; Persian Letters; A Thousand and One Quarters of an Hour

      London: printed for subscribers only, 1901. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 15 volumes in rust buckram with paper labels to spines. Khorassan Edition, Limited to Five Hundred Copies, No. 327. Top edges gilt, sides and bottoms untrimmed. Illustrated with tissue-protected black and white plates. Each volume approx. 300 pages. Wear to paper spine labels, a few small dings here and there. No writing, signatures, bookplates, foxing, swelling, water damage, or tears. Bindings square and strong, pages bright and clean. Not ex-library. Extra shipping charges will apply for this 15 volume set.

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        Topographie des weiblichen Ureters mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der pathologischen Zustände und der gynäkologischen Operationen.

      - Wien und Leipzig, Wilhelm Braumüller, Leipzig 1901, Folio, 78 pp., mit 32 farblith. Tafeln, Halblederband mit orig. geprägten Deckelbezügen; feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe - Entklammert und neu aufgebuden; feines Exemplar ! - "1901 erschien bei Wilhelm Braumüller in Wien der Atlas über die "Topographie des weiblichen Ureters mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der pathologischen Zustände und der gynäkologischen Operationen", von Tandler und Josef Halban (1870-1937), der 1903 zum Dozent für Gynäkologie ernannt wurde. Auf 32 lithographischen Tafeln mit kurzem Text werden alle topographischen Beziehungen dargestellt, die für den gynäkologischen Operateur wichtig sind. Verschiedene Operationsmethoden, vor allem die vaginalen sind festgehalten; pathologische Zustände der weiblichen Beckenorgane wurden durch Bilder dem Verständnis näher gebracht. Die Präparate, in natürlicher Größe abgebildet, sind teilweise durch IVoige Chromsäure fixiert worden, in anderen Fällen durch ein Gemisch von Formol, Alkohol und Glycerin. Die Bedeutung des Werkes liegt darin - und hier findet sich eine Ansicht Tandlers nicht nur vorgebildet, sondern schon ausgeprägt -, daß die Anatomie die Gynäkologie befruchten kann." - Der Wunsch nach naturgetreuen Abbildungen entspricht den praktischen Bedürfnissen des gynäkologischen Operateurs, heißt es im Vorwort. Die normale Anatomie wurde nicht mit einbezogen, da Zuckerkandl gerade ein einschlägiges Werk vorbereitete. Nur die pathologischen Zustände und operativen Eingriffe wurden dargestellt. Die Bilder zeigen den Einfluß der pathologischen Zustände auf die Topographie des Ureters. Die Topik des Ureters wird in den einzelnen Phasen der wichtigsten Operationen festgehalten. Die Bilder - der Künstler war B. Keilitz - wurden nach dem frischen Objekt in natürlicher Größe gezeichnet, mit möglichster Beibehaltung der topographischen Verhältnisse. - Die Rezensionen überboten sich: "Nach wissenschaftlichem Inhalte und Ausstattung einfach ein Prachtwerk ersten Ranges", schrieb Gustav Klein (1862-1920, Leiter der Universitätsbibliothek München) in der "Münchner Medizinischen Wochenschrift" (92), der Operateur findet sofort alles in klarster Weise im "Tandler und Halban". Das Buch wurde zum Begriff. Man sollte es "neben dem Operationszimmer" aufbewahren, um es bei schwierigen Fällen stets zur Hand zu haben. Der Rezensent schloß sich den Worten Zuckerkandis an, daß bald ähnliche Werke für andere Organe geschrieben werden mögen. . " Karl Sablik , Julius Tandler: Mediziner und Sozialreformer (2010), p.26 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Haggadah shel Pesach Paskhalnoye agada Hagadah shel Pesah Paskhalnoe skazanie : s russkim perevodom [Passover Hagadah]

      Izdanie I. I. Pirozhnikova, vilna vilnius, Lithuania 1901 - Yudlov 2155. Yaari 1590. The pages are detached and loose in the binding. [68], 38, [7] pages. [8] full page pictures. Hebrew and Russian. With pictures by Gustav Dore and Musical notation for the Chad Gadya by I. I. Pirozhnikov with the words underneath in Russian. This may well be Itzhak I. Priozhnikov. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Technik der Aquarell-Malerei

      1901. FISCHER, Ludwig Hans. Die Technik der Aquarell-Malerei. 122 pp. Illustrated with 15 tipped-in colour plates, 2 pages of tipped-in colour samples and 1 page with 5 tipped-in paper samples. 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards. Vienna: Gerold, 1901. A scarce manual for water-colour painters which went through numerous editions beginning in 1888. The coloured paint samples are from H. Schminke & Co. of Dusseldorf, J.M. Paillard of Paris, Winsor and Newton of London and Alois Ebesder of Vienna. All are quite scarce. OCLC lists only one copy in the United States in the Brooklyn Museum, and 3 copies in Germany. A fine copy.

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        Illustrated Catalogue of Hardware for Sale by Barker, Rose, & Clinton Co, Wholesale Hardware, 109, 111, 113 Lake Street Elmira NY

      Elmira, NY: Barker, Rose, & Clinton Co, 1901. First Edition. Boards. Good. First Edition. xli, 1220 pages. 10 x 12 1/2 inches. Leather spine over red cloth. Spine leather cracked along the joint but hinge is still holding. Some scuffing to leather spine labeling. Laid in is "Discount Sheet No 1 applying to 1901 Catalog" marked September 1901, and noting discounts available on some items. Boards. A massive, highly illustrated catalog of wholesale hardware available through this firm which went through multiple ownership changes over the years. Catalogs are rare for all of the companies incarnations. Romaine notes only one, for Barker, Rose and Gray at Albany. We find no examples of this catalog in OCLC/Worldcat, Americana Exchange, or online for sale. The subject index is followed by a numerical index of Hardware, excluding locks, manufactured by Sargent & Co at their Works at New Haven, Conn. and includes page numbers in this catalog for each item. An excellent view into what was available at the time for those in the hardware business. A short history of the various incarnations of the company follows. "Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc.- On June 25, 1864 Miles Ayrault and Stephen Rose founded Ayrault & Rose at 14 Lake Street in Elmira, NY. There they sold hardware and mill supplies. In 1867, they changed the name to Ayrault, Rose & Co. During the 1860's the company struggled through recession and a series of fires, but still expanded the business into the wholesale hardware trade in addition [to] retail. In 1872, Ayrault and Rose were joined by Irvin D. Booth and and Dounce to form the Booth, Dounce, Rose & Co.. By 1875, Booth had left the partnership while Fred Barker joined, leaving the company as Barker, Dounce, Rose & Co. In 1888, the company became Barker, Rose & Gray and, in 1898, Arthur Clinton replaced Gray making it the Barker, Rose & Clinton Co. In 1928 Howard Kimball joined the partnership and the company became Barker, Rose & Kimball, Inc. In 1952, the name changed again to Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc." (chemungvalleymuseum CL 29 Barker, Rose, Kimball Collection).

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        Contributions to the Comparative Anatomy of the Mammalian Eye

      1901. JOHNSON, George Lindsay. Contributions to the Comparative Anatomy of the Mammalian Eye, Chiefly Based on Ophthalmoscopic Examination. Tipped in index slip, [2], 82 pp. Illustrated with 30 full-page plates, containing 50 chromolithographic images of the retinal pigments of the eye, 4 of the plates in black and white. Large 4to., 295 x 220 mm, bound in contemporary English full black morocco, gilt-ruled and lettered covers and spine, light blue moiré patterned silk endpapers and fly-leaves, a.e.g.. London: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1901. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, Presentation Copy. A fascinating volume, prized both for the opthalmological discoveries recorded by Johnson in the 50 tipped-in brightly coloured lithographs and as a captivating illustrated book with technical plates that are akin to modern art. The exceptional coloured lithographs record retinal pigments of the interior surface of the eye, opposite the lens, and includes the retina, optic disc, macula and fovea, and posterior pole. These colours vary between and within species. The images include retinal pigments for a Nubian youth, a dark-haired European, a chimpanzee, a black-headed spider monkey, an Australian fruit-bat, a hedgehog, a seal, a striped hyaena, a Canadian skunk, a black bear, a Bactrian camel, a wild boar, an Indian rhinoceros, an African elephant, a red & white flying squirrel, a chinchilla, a Canadian beaver, a Brazilian porcupine, a hairy armadillo, a wombat, a Rufous rat kangaroo, a Tasmanian devil, etc. Johnson's original drawings for these chromolithographs have been preserved at the Royal Society in London. George Lindsay Johnson (1853-1943) "born in Manchester, England. He studied at Göttingen, Caius College, Cambridge and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. His ophthalmic career began as Registrar at the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital. He later worked at the Royal Eye Hospital with Brudenell Carter. Much of his spare time was spent at the zoo, where he studied the comparative anatomy of the eye. Papers on the mammalian eye appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London 1901. Johnson left England for South Africa in 1911 and practiced for a time in Johannesburg." (Albert p. 173). Later in life he devoted much of his time to devising optical instruments and photographic experiments. Johnson's ophthalmological career extended to colour photography where it is recorded that he coined the term "depth of field and "depth of focus"in the modern sense as the allowable distance error in the focal plane "possibly for the first time." See his book: Photographic Optics and Colour Photography, including the camera, kinematograph, optical lantern, and the theory and practice of image formation. London: Ward & Co., 1909). Insignificant rubbing to edges, a few short tears to margins, else a very fine copy. No copies listed at auction on ABPC. PROVENANCE: Edmund Landolt, with presentation inscription to him from the author. "To My Master/ Ed Landolt MD/ This little work is affectionately inscribed/ By his devoted and affectionate pupil & admirer/ the author/ Geo. Lindsey Johnson/ Sept. 20, 1901." Landolt (1846-1926) was a Swiss ophthalmologist who published widely and made a number of key discoveries in the field of ophthalmology; Bibliothèque du Docteur Jacques Mawas, with his blind stamp on fly-leaf and his signature in blue ink on title-page. Mawas was also a well-known French opthalmic pathologist of Egyptian heritage who lived in Paris where he worked at the Institute Pasteur and later became director of the Rothschild Foundation. Mawas published more than 250 studies and papers. Albert, Source Book of Ophthalmology 173. DSB, XII, 257-258.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") as Vice President, to Jacob A. Riis, 11 June 1901

      1901 - Autograph letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") as Vice President, to Jacob A. Riis, Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, 11 June 1901. 2 pages, together 5 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (148 x 200mm), Sagamore Hill stationery, in ink, with postscript portrait pasted on (letterpress halftone after an 1898 Pach Brothers portrait). "Dear Jake, Three cheers for little Virginia; and love and congratulations to her mother and grandmother, and to the father too; as for her grandfather, he knows that no one is more sincerely delighted than his attached friend." A most enthusiastic and literally cheerful letter to his dear friend on the occasion of the birth of Riis' first grandchild. While outside of my area of specialty, it is apparent that autograph letters by Theodore Roosevelt to associates of significance - in this case to "one of [his] truest and closest friends" are becoming quite scarce. Riis' "Theodore Roosevelt: The Citizen" of 1904 was among the very first biographies of the beloved President. T.R.'s reciprocated strong feelings for Riis were put to print in The Outlook (June 6, 1914) where he wrote: "I have ever prized the fact that once, in speaking of me, he said, 'since I met him he has been my brother'. I have not only admired and respected him beyond measure, but I have loved him dearly. and I mourn him as if he were one of my own family." This letter, entirely in holograph, is indeed a joyful object to behold. Additional contemporary annotation in ink verso likely by Mrs. Jacob A. Riis documenting the occasion of the letter’s receipt. Condition report request and inquiries welcomed. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les vingt et un jours d'un neurasthénique

      First Edition of current paper. Binding to bradel half red morocco with corners, smooth back, tail date, plates, guards and contreplats marbled paper, covers and spine preserved, contemporary binding signed Stroobants. Our copy is enriched with an autograph letter signed by two pages of the author headed the newspaper for which the Order was drama critic Octave Mirbeau. Ex-dono pen on a copy garde.Bel pleasantly established. Charpentier Paris 1901 12,5x19cm relié

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        Les histoires de Jean-Marie Cabidoulin

      Original issue for which it was not derived great papers. Bound in half grief fir corners, back with five bands, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, mounted on blankets kept tabs, binding modern pastiche. Very rare autograph dedication signed by the author [Achilles] Tournier, then prefect of the Somme. Book featuring original illustrations by Georges Roux. Beautiful specimen fully established. Hetzel Paris s.d. (1901) 12x19cm relié

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        Stances et poëmes signed dedicated book plus 4 ephemera items including signed letter and hand written poem

      1901. . Very Good. SUPERB COLLECTION WITH SUPERB PROVENANCE OF A LEADING FRENCH ROMANTIC 19th CENTURY AUTHOR1865 Stances et poëmes Book, 7-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches, (6), 237pp, (1 blank) (2). Rebacked original dark green morraco cloth with original marbles end papers. Published in Paris, by Achille Faure. Inscribed on the reverse of the title page by Sully to his friend and colleague, François Coppée A couple of minor spotting on pages but otherwise very good condition. Sully's first edition of his first book.plus a group of 4 ephemera items including signed letter and hand written poem: 1) (Sully) Prudhomme. Stances et Poemes (Paris: Achille Faure, 1865) Inscribed on verso of title page " Au cher poete François Coppée /….tres amicable/Sully Prudhomme" François Coppée was a French poet and dramatist. He won fame with the one-act comedy Le Passant (1869, tr. 1881), in which Sarah Bernhardt made her first successful appearance. His early verse, as in Le Reliquaire (1866), linked him with the Parnassians; his later work, as in Les Humbles (1872), is sentimental and tells of the sorrows of the poor. La Bonne Souffrance (1898), a religious novel, was written after his return to Catholicism. 2a) Sully Prudhomme. Autograph letter signed. To Mademoiselle Marie Champion. One page 8vo. Dated Aulnay, 29 8th 1901 sending a poem and recalling visits in Aulnay. 2b) Sully Prudhomme. Handwritten poem :pour Mademoiselle Marie Champion / a Aulnay/ le 29 Octobre 1901. A one page poem, Le Vase Brise (The Broken Vase) in Prudhomme's hand. 2c) Sully Prudhomme. Envelope in his hand to Mademoiselle Marie Championd) (Sully) Prudhomme. His calling card with and written notations.René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme was a French poet and essayist, and was the first ever winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901. His first collection, Stances et Poèmes ("Stanzas and Poems", 1865), was praised by Sainte-Beuve. It included his most famous poem, Le vase brisé. He published more poetry before the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. This war, which he discussed in Impressions de la guerre (1872) and La France (1874), permanently damaged his health. During his career, Prudhomme gradually shifted from the sentimental style of his first books towards a more personal style which unified the formality of the Parnassian school with his interest in philosophical and scientific subjects. The inspiration was clearly Lucretius's De rerum natura, for the first book of which he made a verse translation. His philosophy was expressed in La Justice (1878) and Le Bonheur (1888). The extreme economy of means employed in these poems has, however, usually been judged as compromising their poetical quality without advancing their claims as works of philosophy. He was elected to the Académie française in 1881. Another distinction, Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, was to follow in 1895.After, Le Bonheur, Prudhomme turned from poetry to write essays on aesthetics and philosophy. He published two important essays: L'Expression dans les beaux-arts (1884) and Réflexions sur l'art des vers (1892), a series of articles on Blaise Pascal in La Revue des Deux Mondes (1890), and an article on free will (La Psychologie du Libre-Arbitre, 1906) in the Revue de métaphysique et de morale. quoted from Wikipedia.

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        Carmen Saeculare

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd., 1901. One of 450 copies. Lacks original wraps. Bound in old, wood textured boards, with green cloth spine. Internals are VeryGood, showing some wear, aging. A perfect candidate for a Full Green Leather rebind, with stamping mirroring the first edition wraps. Such a rebind, would make this copy most desirable. Yorke 9.(b)... First Edition. Boards, Sewn Binding. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Sobranie socinenij.

      St. Petersburg, Pol'za, 1901 -1903; 1907. 8 Bände +1 Oktav. Halbleder der Zeit. I: 375; II: 386 p.; III: 387 p. IV: 588p; V: 522 p; VI: 670p.; VII: 677 p; VIII: 586 p.; IX, 261, 1 nn p. Mit Frontispiz und Brief Faksmile in Band 1. The bindings are partly stainded, mainly volume I, III, stamped in volume I, bookseller stamps on the last page and marks. Most volumes with some foxing, volume IX also with some stains on two pages.. Rare complete edition, one year after his death.The rare volume IX contains "Dopolnitel'nij". Volume Solov'ev was a philosopher (of religion). He proposed a rapprochement of the Russian Orthodox church and the Roman Catholic Church. Seltene Gesamtausgabe, ein Jahr nach seinem Tod erschienen.

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        Wanda. Novelle

      Dresden, Münchmeyer [1901].. 230 S., 1 Bl. (Verlagsanz.). OLn. m. Einbandill. Einbd. leicht fleckig. Innen tadellos. EA. W.-G.² 35; Plaul 342 - Erste Buchausgabe. Der Text, des damals weitgehend noch unbekannten späteren Erfolgsautors Karl May erschien erstmals 1875 im "Beobachter an der Elbe".

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        Lilies for English Gardens

      London: Country Life & George Newnes, , 1901. A guide for amateurs. Compiled from information published lately in "The Garden," with the addition of some original chapters. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, decorative title block to spine and front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. With numerous black and white illustrations. Some occasional light foxing otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression.

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        The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations: A Comparative Research Based on a Study of the Ancient Mexican Religious, Sociological and Calendrical Systems. Cambridge, Mass. Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology. ... March "Archaeological and Ethnological Papers of the Peabody Museum - Harvard University - Vol. II".

      Cambridge, Harvard University 1901.. 602 Seiten; 1 (weißes) Blatt. (24 x 16,5 cm) Gr.8°. Halbleinwandband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem roten Lederrückenschild, marmorierten Deckelbezügen und Leinwandecken.. Geschenkexemplar aus Aby Warburg's Bibliothek, mit dessen Exlibris, sowie eigenhändiger Widmung für den Ethnologen und Anthropologen Danzel. Der Einband insgesamt etwas berieben und bestoßen, das vordere Innengelenk leicht ange- brochen, jedoch noch fest und innen sehr sauber. Auf dem vorderen Innendeckel das ligierte "Ex Libris ABY W",darüber ein Stempel "Dr Danzel Hamburg 39 Willistr 22", sowie handschrift- lich mit Bleistift (von Warburgs Bibliothekar Fritz Saxl ?) "Ethn. Amerika 108". Auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz recto erneut von Danzel gestempelt, wie auch auf dem Titel, dort die eigenhändige Widmung Warburgs mit Tinte: "Herrn Dr. Danzel mit bestem Dank Warburg 6/ Okt 924". Auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz verso zwei handschriftliche Hinweise mit Blei- stift auf Fundstellen auf den entsprechenden Seiten: "104 x" und "28 x", dort jeweils ebenfalls mit einem Bleistift-Kreuzchen markiert, Abbildung 12, die einen mit einer Swastika verzierten Speer zeigt, ein in vielen alten Kulturen vorkommendes Symbol, auf Seite 104 ein Hinweis auf einen Dr. Hermann Strebel aus Hamburg angekreuzt, für uns mangels zum Vergleich vorliegen- der Handschriften nicht festzustellen, ob es sich bei diesen Einträgen um Lesespuren Warburgs, Danzels oder anderer handelt. Mit Buchbinderklebemarke auf dem hinteren Innendeckel der "- Buchbinderei von - Johs. Larink, G. Jebsen Nachf. - Hamburg. -", die darauf hinweist, daß War- burg die ursprüngliche Broschur in Hamburg für seine Bibliothek binden ließ. Zum Kontext der Widmung, bzw. der genannten Personen: Abraham ("Aby") Moritz Warburg (1866 - 1929) war ein deutscher Kunsthistoriker, Privatgelehrter, Professor und Begründer der Kulturwissenschaft- lichen Bibliothek Warburg. Warburg erkundigt sich in einem längeren Schreiben an Franz Boas am 13.12.1924 nach dem Verbleib von Zelia Nuttall, die er seit seiner Amerika-Reise 1896 kenne und zuletzt vor etwa 20 Jahren in Florenz getroffen habe. Boas antwortet ihm am 14.01. 1925 u.a., daß die 1857 geborene Anthropologin in Mexiko lebe und teilt die Adresse mit, er selbst habe sie schon seit Jahren nicht mehr getroffen. Übrigens korrespondierte auch Danzel mit Boas, Ernst Cassirer weist dann Warburg auf die Arbeiten Danzels hin, dem er in der Folge, 1923 hielt er eine Vorlesung über das Schlangen-Ritual in Mexiko, dann das Buch aus seiner Sammlung schenkt. Der hier genannte Dr. Danzel ist Dr. Theodor Wilhelm Danzel, der Großneffe des gleichnamigen Hamburger Literaturhistorikers, der von 1818 bis 1850 lebte. "Theodor Wilh. (1886-1954), Ethnologe u. Völkerpsychologe, Kustos u. Abteilungsleiter am Mus. für Völkerkunde, ao. Prof. an der Univ. in Hamburg (W u. a. Der magische Mensch, Vom Wesen der primitiven Kultur, 1928)." ex: http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz9315.html "* 17.2.1886 in Hamburg. Danzel studied Ethnology and Anthropology in Göttingen (with Eduard Seler), Leipzig an Paris. 1912 PhD in Leipzig Ethnology. From 1922 onwards, Danzel worked in the Hamburgische Museum für Völkerkunde, (since 1924 as permanently employed scientific aide) From 1931 to 1933, Danzel travelled to China (Nanjing, Hangzhou, Beijing; in Nanjing he organized an ethnographic Museum), Japan and the Philippines. In Nov 1933 Danzel had to retire due to his jewish descent. In Jan 1934 his retirement was anulled due to Georg Thilenius' intervention, so that he could work again in the Museum - but he lost his title as professor and the right to teach. Franz Boas helped him to teach at Columbia University/New York . In 1945 Danzel regained his title as professor as well as his right to teach in Hamburg. Ulla Johansen was amongst his students. Danzel died on 17. Nov 1954 in Ham- burg. (text by Dieter Haller, based on BAA)" ex: http://www.germananthropology.com/short-portrait/theodor-wilhelm-danzel/209 "Zelia Maria Magdalena Nuttall (* 6. September 1857 in San Francisco; 12. April 1933 in Coyoacan, Mexiko) war eine US-amerikanische Archäologin und Anthropologin und als solche Spezialistin für präkolumbische mesoamerikanische Manuskripte und vor-aztekische Kulturen in Mexiko." "Zelia Nuttall (1857 - 1933) was born in San Francisco and specialized in Pre-Columbian MesoAmerian manuscripts. 'Fundamental Principles' was her largest publication and dealt with the Incas, Aztecs, Mayans, Zuni along with Greece, Egypt, and Rome. For 47 years she was an Honorary Assistant in Mexican Archeology at the Peabody Museum." * Zahlung mit VISA/ MASTERCARD möglich. Versand mit Deutsche Post oder DHL. *

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        First on the Antarctic Continent: being an account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900

      London:: George Newnes Ltd,, 1901.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. xv, 333; illustrated with many photographs, including the guarded frontis portrait, and with the three foldout maps; followed by 32pp of adverts. Contents clean and unmarked, maps crisp and fresh. Firm, in the original binding of red cloth titled in gilt. Boards bright, spine a little dulled, spine ends refurbished. A very nice copy.

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        Stances et poëmes signed dedicated book plus 4 ephemera items including signed letter and hand written poem

      1901. . Very Good. SUPERB COLLECTION WITH SUPERB PROVENANCE OF A LEADING FRENCH ROMANTIC 19th CENTURY AUTHOR1865 Stances et poëmes Book, 7-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches, (6), 237pp, (1 blank) (2). Rebacked original dark green morraco cloth with original marbles end papers. Published in Paris, by Achille Faure. Inscribed on the reverse of the title page by Sully to his friend and colleague, François Coppée A couple of minor spotting on pages but otherwise very good condition. Sully's first edition of his first book.plus a group of 4 ephemera items including signed letter and hand written poem: 1) (Sully) Prudhomme. Stances et Poemes (Paris: Achille Faure, 1865) Inscribed on verso of title page " Au cher poete François Coppée /….tres amicable/Sully Prudhomme" François Coppée was a French poet and dramatist. He won fame with the one-act comedy Le Passant (1869, tr. 1881), in which Sarah Bernhardt made her first successful appearance. His early verse, as in Le Reliquaire (1866), linked him with the Parnassians; his later work, as in Les Humbles (1872), is sentimental and tells of the sorrows of the poor. La Bonne Souffrance (1898), a religious novel, was written after his return to Catholicism. 2a) Sully Prudhomme. Autograph letter signed. To Mademoiselle Marie Champion. One page 8vo. Dated Aulnay, 29 8th 1901 sending a poem and recalling visits in Aulnay. 2b) Sully Prudhomme. Handwritten poem :pour Mademoiselle Marie Champion / a Aulnay/ le 29 Octobre 1901. A one page poem, Le Vase Brise (The Broken Vase) in Prudhomme's hand. 2c) Sully Prudhomme. Envelope in his hand to Mademoiselle Marie Championd) (Sully) Prudhomme. His calling card with and written notations.René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme was a French poet and essayist, and was the first ever winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901. His first collection, Stances et Poèmes ("Stanzas and Poems", 1865), was praised by Sainte-Beuve. It included his most famous poem, Le vase brisé. He published more poetry before the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. This war, which he discussed in Impressions de la guerre (1872) and La France (1874), permanently damaged his health. During his career, Prudhomme gradually shifted from the sentimental style of his first books towards a more personal style which unified the formality of the Parnassian school with his interest in philosophical and scientific subjects. The inspiration was clearly Lucretius's De rerum natura, for the first book of which he made a verse translation. His philosophy was expressed in La Justice (1878) and Le Bonheur (1888). The extreme economy of means employed in these poems has, however, usually been judged as compromising their poetical quality without advancing their claims as works of philosophy. He was elected to the Académie française in 1881. Another distinction, Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, was to follow in 1895.After, Le Bonheur, Prudhomme turned from poetry to write essays on aesthetics and philosophy. He published two important essays: L'Expression dans les beaux-arts (1884) and Réflexions sur l'art des vers (1892), a series of articles on Blaise Pascal in La Revue des Deux Mondes (1890), and an article on free will (La Psychologie du Libre-Arbitre, 1906) in the Revue de métaphysique et de morale. quoted from Wikipedia.

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        Bishopsgate Institute

      mp; 1911 - London - Published by the Governors of the Bishopsgate Foundation, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Nicely bound library catalogues. Two full leather hardbacks with gilt lettering and decoration. Governor's copy. Scarce (Probably unique copy). First edition. The Bishopsgate Institute opened in 1895 and is a cultural institute. The original aims of the Institute were to provide a public library, public hall and meeting rooms for people living and working in the City of London. Bishopsgate Institute was built using funds from charitable endowments made to the parish of St Botolph's, Bishopsgate. These had been collected by the parish for over a period of 500 years, but a scheme agreed by the Charity Commissioners in 1891, enabled these to be drawn together into one endowment. Reverend William Rogers, Rector of St Botolph's and a notable educational reformer and supporter of free libraries was instrumental in setting up the Institute and ensuring that the original charitable aims were met. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm, however one of the inner front hinges has gone. There is some rubbing to the extremities and fading to the spines. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good..

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        A Kentucky Cardinal

      London - Macmilland and Co. Limited, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first two novels of A Kentucky Cardinal series by American writer, James Lane Allen; A Kentucky Cardinal was his third novel by Allen, first published in 1894, Aftermathis the second in the series. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. James Lane Allen (1849 -1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work, including the novel A Kentucky Cardinal, often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky's first important novelist. With William George's and Sons bookseller's label to front pastedown. Condition: In a decorative buckram binding. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities, slight fading to spine and the odd slight mark to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with occasional slight foxing, heavier to endpapers. Institutional stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

      London -Longmans, Green and Co, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An examination of medieval myths and legends. Including The Wandering Jew, The Legend of the Cross, and The Sangreal. With engraved frontispiece. Condition: In an armorial calf prizebinding with gilt tooling to the spine. Externally, very smart with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to the front pastedown. Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Haunted Homes

      London - Gibbings and Company Limited, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated edition of John H. Ingram's collection of strange stories and weird traditions - a handbook to the Haunted Houses of Great Britain. John Henry Ingram (18421916) was an English biographer and editor with a special interest in Edgar Allan Poe. With engraved frontispiece and further illustrations throughout. With ink stamp of Shakespeare Press Stratford Upon Avon to verso of front free endpaper. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with light rubbing. Some bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally,bright with occasional spotting. Some chipping to edges of pages not affecting text. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES [serialized in the SEPTEMBER 1901 #128 through MAY 1902 #136 issues, inclusive, of THE STRAND MAGAZINE [although the two volumes present actually contain twelve consecutive issues from AUGUST 1901 #127 ... (Truncated)

      George Newnes Limited 1901-1902, 1901, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket, First EditionFull Book Title: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES [serialized in the SEPTEMBER 1901 #128 through MAY 1902 #136 issues, inclusive, of THE STRAND MAGAZINE [although the two volumes present actually contain twelve consecutive issues from AUGUST 1901 #127 through JULY 1902 #138]First [US issue] editions. Complete serialization within magazine issues #128 through #136 [but with three additional non-HOUND-serialization issues, #127 and #137 and #138, also being present]. [Please note that listings often cite August 1901 through April 1902 as the HOUND serialization issues, but the title page dates on the issues present in this set are clearly September 1901---which has the opening chapters---and May 1902---which has the concluding chapters. I have been advised that the explanation is that when published in the UK version of the magazine, the issue dates were indeed August through April, but in the US version of the magazine, the issue dates were a month later resulting in a September through May run for HOUND]. The issues are complete [with the other stories, illustrations, etc], save that the original paper covers of the individual issues are mssing]. Privately bound in two true half-leather [spine and corners] hardcover volumes. [This is not the publisher's pictorial blue cloth binding]. Badly in need of rebinding [because the leather has very badly deteriorated, with the spine area broken] but the contents are very nice [as the original paper was of good quality, it is still nearly white, without foxing, etc].

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        Campaigning in South Africa 1900-1901 by a Mounted Black

      Edinburgh: Edinburgh Press, first edition for private circulation , 1901. vi and 240 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's blue cloth plainly titled in gold, some light foxing. Association copy owned by another Mounted Black who has noted it extensively in pencil decrypting most of the initials which the author used to refer to fellow soldiers and adding many other relevant details. He identifies the author as 'Little Jock' Elliott.

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        The Frog Princess].

      Eksped. Zagotov. gos. bumag St. Petersburg 1901 - Quarto (32.5 x 25.5 cm). 9 pp., chromolithographs throughout, some of these full-page. Original chromolithographed wrappers, protected by cardboard wrappers. An exceptionally fine example of this beautiful children book, finely illustrated in colour. Rarely found in such a nice, unrestored condition. Over a four-year period Bilibin illustrated six tales using as backgrounds the typical Russian countryside and buildings: dark and luscious forests and meadows, blue ribbons of rivers, colourful medieval building, ancient monasteries and wood huts. He strove to create an artistic whole for the series by careful layout and design. He placed the illustrations within intricate frames of his own design, employing a variety of decorative motifs that imitate wood carvings and poker-work; and he selected and drew the ornamental lettering used on the cover and at the beginning of each tale. The books were released as thin, large-format publications in stiff wrappers and illustrated with colourful high quality chromolithographs. Bilibin's style has been frequently imitated and his approach to book design, where everything is subordinated to a single artistic concept, was very influential in the history of Russian book design (Golynets, pp. 6-7; 13-15). Kilgour 1302f, Rats 4, Seslavinskiy Girlianda 191. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        12 Bildpostkarten mit eigenh. U.

      Paris, 1901. - Zusammen 12 SS. auf 12 Bll. (Qu.-)8vo. Jeweils mit Adresse. An den Wiener Lehrer Rudolf Hacker. - Helene Pichler, die einzige Tochter des Schaustellers und Unternehmers, war seit 1915 mit dem Wiener Hans Pichler verheiratet, mit dem sie zwei Kinder hatte, Alexander (geb. 1918) und Hedi (geb. 1923). Im Familienunternehmen ihres Vaters war sie für die Organisation von Reisen und Auftritten verantwortlich und kümmerte sich um die elterlichen Betriebe im Wiener Prater wie den Toboggan, die "Manege Parisienne", das Velodrom oder das Calafati-Ringelspiel. - Die Bildseiten mit zeitgenössischen Ansichten aus Paris.

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