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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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        [Funeral Of Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria of Great Britain] The Order For The Burial Of The Dead According to The Use Of The Church Of England

      England: Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1901. Burial Of The Dead, St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Saturday, 2nd February. 1901. NEAR FINE condtion. Deluxe Edition in Full Leather Morocco, gilt stamping & edges, purple end papers. Octavo (thin). Light rubbing at corners and spine, else Fine. ***See Image*** .

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        THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

      Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1901. [2nd printing] 1901. Original yellow and orange decorated boards lettered in black on front and spine; small octavo; 55pps. Heavy wear to edges, corners and spine; nearly half of underlying spine cloth is exposed due to loss; magazine clipping photo of Gilman pasted to ffep with some offset to facing pastedown; minor internal stains and small edge tears. Hinges are sound. A scarce edition.. Hard Cover. Good-.

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        WAR IMPRESSIONS

      London: A & C Black. Very Good. 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing to extremities. Endpapers browned. Hinges weakening. ; Very scarce. Light green cloth boards with gilt lettering and grey lines. Wathercolor drawings by Mortimer Menpes. ; Paintings; 8vo; xiv, 254 pages .

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        The Algonquian Series (10 volumes)

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1901. First Edition, Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 10 volume first printing set limited to 250 copies. Each volume is in red cloth with gilt lettering and uncut pages. Tight bindings with sound hinges. Clean pages with occasional finger smudges or pencil annotations. Some minor wear and soiling to covers; light sunning to the spines. Once the property of the Mercantile Library of New York, with handstamps with "Removed" and "LibX" annotations in pencil. Some dampstaining to Volume 2. Tooker is considered to have been the most knowledgeable and in-depth researcher of North Eastern Coastal American Indians (especially Long Island Indians), however his expertise, as evidenced by the works collected in this series, ranged as far south as Virginia and as far inland as the Upper Midwest The ten volumes are: 1) The Origin of the Name Manhattan, 2) Indian Name Places in the Borough of Brooklyn, 3) The Names of Susquehanna and Chesapeake, 4) Indian Names for Long Island, 5) The Algonquian Names of the Siouan Tribes of Virginia, 6) The Bocootawanaukes or The Fire Nation, 7) Some Indian Fishing Stations Upon Long Island, 8) The Algonquian Terms Patawomeke (Potomac) and Massawomeke, 9) The Names Chickahominy, Pamunkey, and the Kuskarawaokes of Captain John Smith, and 10) The Significance of John Eliot's Natick and the Name Merrimac. Scarce; very hard to find as a complete set.

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        The Journal of Hygiene (CONVOLUTE of 31 vols./ KONVOLUT aus 31 Jahrgängen) - Vol. 1 (1901) bis Vol. 31 (1931).

      Cambrige at the University Press; 1901- 1931.. gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt leicht nachgedunkelt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 31 Bände/ Jahrgänge; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH!

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        Spring & Summer 1901 [Cover Title].

      Chicago: Dixie Tailor Co., 1901. - oblong folio. [ff. 30]. printed on heavy card stock. 289 samples of fabrics mounted in the text, & 28 full-page illus. original cloth (worn, front joint repaired, some minor spotting to covers, few samples moth-eaten). loosely laid in are 2 printed envelopes & a folio printed broadsheet titled How To Measure Correctly (creased). The Dixie Tailor Company was one of the largest importers of woollens in the American Midwest. The above swatch book contains samples of plaid, striped and tweed wools, wool crepes, and felts, with a few samples of silk vestings, doeskin, and corduroy. Scattered throughout the album are designs for men's suits, vests, and uniforms, interspersed with reproductions of photographs and art works totally unrelated in subject matter, including two Cuban views and one showing the interior of an Alaskan Indian hut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Is The Order of R.R. & A.C. to Remain a Magical Order? This Essay must not be given to any but Adepti of the Order of R.R. & A.C. Written in March, 1901, and Given to the Adepti of the Order of R.R. & A.C. in April 1901

      1901 - Pages 30, uncut and unopened. A near fine copy in brown wrappers. [Wade 33]. Very rare essay by Yeats. The Order Rubidae Rosae & Aureae Crucis was apparently a section of the Order of the Golden Dawn, the mystical society to which Yeats belonged. Each member adopted a motto, usually in Latin, and was known in the Order by the initials of the motto; Yeats's adopted name was 'D.E.D.I' (Daemon Est Deus Inversus). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The International Socialist Review: A Monthly Journal of International Socialist Thought : Volumes I - IX [ Complete Run from July, 1900 - June, 1909 ]

      Charles H. Kerr Co., Chicago 1901 - A very good set of publisher-bound complete run of Volumes I through IX (i.e., July, 1900 through June, 1909), lacking jackets, no doubt as issued. Each volume bound separately, and each includes th full run of issues in that volume, beginning in July of one year, and ending with the June issue of the following year. Thus, volume I runs from July, 1900 through June, 1901. The texts of all nine volumes are wholly unmarked, pristine, with no ownership marks, no writing, no highlighting. Since they were bound by the publisher, no covers are included for any of the issues, but each volume has a full contents listing with page numbers cited. The bindings are very good for Volumes I, III, VI, VII, VIII, and IX: no splitting in the gutters, no wobble to the boards, red-cloth with gilt lettering still quite bright and fresh in appearance, no noticeable age-toning to the pages. Issues with the three remaining volumes are as follows: Volume II: Damp-stain to front board, with splitting of front endpaper in the gutter, revealing the webbing, which remains intact, but with some wobble to the board. Volume IV: Partial splitting of front endpaper in the gutter, with very slight wobble to front board, and front free endpaper loose and laid in. Volume V: Front endpaper split in the gutter, revealing the webbing, which remains intact, and with some wobble to the front board. All-in-all a superb set of the first full nine years. [Please note: Due to the size and weight of the volumes extra shipping may be required depending on the destination and speed of delivery requested. International buyers may especially wish to inquire before ordering. Quotations gladly provided.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Slavery Days in Old Kentucky: A True Story of a Father who Sold His Wife and Four Children by One of the Children

      Ogdensburg, New York: Republican & Journal Print. 1901. First. First edition. Octavo. 40pp. Photographic frontispiece portrait of the author on the title page. Gray wrappers printed in black. Substantial stains and small chips on the front wrapper and spine, good, but internally near fine. Johnson's mother Jane was captured by his paternal grandfather, a slave trader, who bequeathed her to his son, Richard. Richard and Jane had five children on his Kentucky farm, but under pressure from his neighbors he sold his family into slavery. Johnson includes his address in the hopes that a surviving sibling contact him but sadly no such reunion ever occurred. He died two years after publication in 1903. Very scarce, especially in wrappers. OCLC locates nine copies over two entries. .

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        Mitteilungen über meine Reise nach Äquatorial-Ost-Afrika und Uganda 1896-1897 (3 Bände).

      Berlin, Reimer, 1901/04.. Mit 154 (2 farbigen), 16 farbigen gefalteten Karten, VII, 261 Seiten, 2 Blatt, 27 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 2 Blatt, 329 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 33 Seiten; 1 Blatt, Original-Wildledereinbände (die beiden Textbände mit Goldschnitt), 28,5 x 20 cm,. Einbände teils berieben, Band II. mit Fleck auf Deckel und Rücken, Band I. am Rücken oben mit kleiner Druckstelle, innen sauber.

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        MODERNE MERKANTIL LITHOGRAPH: EINE SAMMLUNG MERKANTILER ARBEITEN.|DER

      Dresden, Germany: Siemers & Jacob, 1901. original green paper portfolio with broadsides loosely inserted. Siemers & Jacob. 4to. original green paper portfolio with broadsides loosely inserted. unpaginated. Text in German. Illustrated title leaf with 19 color lithographed samples of commercial art printed in various colors. Printed on recto only. Specimens include letterheads, billheads, stationery, cards, and labels from a number of firms selling a variety of products. Multiple images on each leaf, many of which reflect the Art Nouveau style popular in early 20th century Germany. Printed by Polygraphiscen Kunstanstalt Wedemeyer of Leipzig. OCLC Worldcat locates only one holding, at the Toronto (Ontario) Public Library. Portfolio very lightly sunned at edges and tearing at some of the creases.

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        GLIMPSES OF NORTH DAKOTA

      David Bartlett, 1901., 1901. First edition. Oblong 16mo. Original purple printed wrappers, 62 pp., illustrated. Issued by the North Dakota Pan-American Exposition Commission. A section on stock interests with illus. of [pg.30-36]: sheep & cattle ranches, a cowboy camp, wool train outspanned for dinner, cattle on the stark county ranges. Views of Walhalla, Valley City, Devil's Lake Chautauqua Grounds, Fargo, Jamestown, Mayville, Lisbon, and others. Also homes and ranches of prominent citizens. A fine promotional piece for North Dakota. Missed by Adams' Herd. Very good copy.

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        Fine photo by Mendelssohns signed and dated (Princess Alexandra Victoria, 1860-1917, Daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Wife of Arthur, Duke of Connaught)

      1901 - showing her head and shoulders in profile, resting her elbow on a table and reading a book, 8" x 6½", no place,

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        Denslow's Mother Goose: Being the Old Familiar Rhymes and Jingles of Mother Goose

      McClure Phillips & Company, New York, New York 1901 - First Edition in the original pictorial boards, professionally restored by a book conservator. This is the 1st edition, 1st printing with Humpty Dumpty on the verso of the dedication leaf, with the copyright date of 1901 as well as the matching date on the title page date. Edited and illustrated by Denslow. His later illustrations, in a similar style, for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, earned him wide acclaim from readers and critics, alike, earning him a hallowed place in the history of 20th century book illustration. In this volume, each left side page has the text of nursery rhyme hand lettered by Fred W. Goudy. Facing each rhyme, on the right side, is a Denslow color plate in bright colors, printed on a green background. The text pages are illustrated in color. With pictorial end papers. The cover boards and end papers have been restored by a book binder, including a new green paper spine, new spine label using the typeface and text from the front cover, and some minor repair to the edges of the end papers. The extremities of the cover, especially at the corners are worn down to the boards, otherwise the illustrations and titling are bright and crisp. Remnants of tape remain on the inch nearest the spine, on the front and back covers. This was amateurishly used to hold the book together prior to our professional repair. The interior pages are clean and unmarked, with slight age toning along margins, that does not impinge on text or illustrations. Tiny inked inscriiption on verso of front free end paper: "To Marian, from Shoe, Jany. 1, 1906" with 1/2 inch square label of prior owner at top of front paste down. Binding is square and solid. Un-paginated, but 96 pages. This is one of Denslow's finest illustrated books. A very scarce book in very good condition since most of this edition has been lost to time and careless reading by very young children. A valuable addition to a collector's library. World Catalog, OCLC Number: 2712170 *** Please note, due to the size of this volume, expect additional shipping charges for delivery outside the continental United States. Inquire as to exact cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über den Traum (Grenzfragen des Nerven- und Seelenlebens achtes Heft)

      1901 Wiesbaden Verlag van J.F. Bergmann 1901 - original edition - 24,8 x 16,8 cm - (4)+307 - 344 + (2) pgs - rebound half cloth, - good copy, inside fine - name inscribed in handwriting on titlepage - popularized edition of the 'Traumdeutung' - Grinstein 223 - S.E. 1901a - Norman sale III 1356 - Norman F42 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        GUTENBERG-FEST ZU MAINZ IM JAHRE 1900.

      . Zugleich Erinnerungs-Gabe an die Eröffnung des Gutenberg-Museums am 23. Juni 1901. Mainz: Prickarts 1901. With 2 photo-engravings. 139 pp. Publisher's suede with goldprint on spine. With Simon Bernsteen's book plate..

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        [Binding, Fine- Zaehnsdorf] Poems

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. First edition thus. Attractive full crushed morocc binding by Zahensdorf (signed pallet front dentelle) connsisting of ornate and prominent gilt floral motifs on both covers, elongated design on spine (without raised bands), gilt dentelles, marbled boards. Calling card enclosed in envelope "Merry Christmas, Mr. James F. D. Lanier, Knickerbocker Club." Book given as a gift from financeer Lanier to a Miss M.C. Bishop (her small monogram bookplate attached to front pastedown). Lanier's wife's maiden name was Bishop, though not M.C., therefore a relative. Envelope with Charles Scribner's Sons embossed label. Margins of spine slightly worn, else near fine.

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        Ten Years of Hustling Without Feet: Some Experiences of a Footless Man on the Road. Also, "A Footless Man's Point of View"

      Oshkosh, Wis.: Castle-Pierce Press. (1901). Second edition, revised(?). 12mo. 34pp., [2]pp., illustrated. Stapled photographically illustrated wrappers. Crease on front wrappers, else near fine. The Nebraska-based author lost his feet in a railroad accident, and from there became a traveling book salesman, kaleidoscope operator, and poultry breeder. Generous selection of illustrations, including of many others similarly afflicted. Apparently the author was plucky, as the cover copy indicates, that this is "Not a Tale of Woe." Includes poetry and essays by the author. OCLC locates two copies, one of this issue and another dated in 1899 with just 20 pages. .

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        KIM

      Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1901. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Red cloth covers. Gilt title to spine and gilt elephant head vignette to front cover. 413 pages, top edge gilt. B/w photo plates. 7 x 4.5 inches. Spine and corners bumped. A couple of very small marks to front cover. Foxing throughout else contents clean. With extremely scarce dustwrapper with six shillings printed to bottom of spine and 14 titles listed as "uniform editions" on rear panel. Dustwrapper is a bit grubby and worn at spine and corners, there is a large closed tear across the front panel. [R]

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        The Violet Fairy Book

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1901. With Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles and elaborate pictorial designs to spine and upper board gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Colour frontispiece and 7 plates, 25 full-page engraved plates, illustrations within the text. Contemporary ownership inscription. Slight rubbing to ends and corners, a few minor marks to rear board and very slight dulling to the gilt, occasional minor marks internally, but still a smart and vividly coloured copy, generally in very good condition indeed. First edition, first impression, of the seventh title in the Fairy Book series, containing in its preface Andrew Lang's memorable apology for fairy tales: "These stories are as old as anything that men have invented... Who were the first authors of them nobody knows - probably the first men and women. Eve may have told these tales to amuse Cain and Abel. As people grew more civilised and had kings and queens, princes and princesses, these exalted persons generally were chosen as heroes and heroines. But originally the characters were just 'a man', and 'a woman,' and 'a boy,' and 'a girl,' with crowds of beasts, birds, and fishes, all behaving like human beings. When the nobles and other people became rich and educated, they forgot the old stories, but the country people did not, and handed them down, with changes at pleasure, from generation to generation. Then learned men collected and printed the country people's stories, and these we have translated, to amuse children. Their tastes remain like the tastes of their naked ancestors, thousands of years ago, and they seem to like fairy tales better than history, poetry, geography, or arithmetic, just as grown-up people like novels better than anything else.

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        Denslow's Mother Goose: Being the Old Familiar Rhymes and Jingles of Mother Goose

      New York, New York: McClure Phillips & Company, 1901 First Edition in the original pictorial boards, professionally restored by a book conservator. This is the 1st edition, 1st printing with Humpty Dumpty on the verso of the dedication leaf, with the copyright date of 1901 as well as the matching date on the title page date. Edited and illustrated by Denslow. His later illustrations, in a similar style, for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, earned him wide acclaim from readers and critics, alike, earning him a hallowed place in the history of 20th century book illustration. In this volume, each left side page has the text of nursery rhyme hand lettered by Fred W. Goudy. Facing each rhyme, on the right side, is a Denslow color plate in bright colors, printed on a green background. The text pages are illustrated in color. With pictorial end papers. The cover boards and end papers have been restored by a book binder, including a new green paper spine, new spine label using the typeface and text from the front cover, and some minor repair to the edges of the end papers. The extremities of the cover, especially at the corners are worn down to the boards, otherwise the illustrations and titling are bright and crisp. Remnants of tape remain on the inch nearest the spine, on the front and back covers. This was amateurishly used to hold the book together prior to our professional repair. The interior pages are clean and unmarked, with slight age toning along margins, that does not impinge on text or illustrations. Tiny inked inscriiption on verso of front free end paper: "To Marian, from Shoe, Jany. 1, 1906" with 1/2 inch square label of prior owner at top of front paste down. Binding is square and solid. Un-paginated, but 96 pages. This is one of Denslow's finest illustrated books. A very scarce book in very good condition since most of this edition has been lost to time and careless reading by very young children. A valuable addition to a collector's library. World Catalog, OCLC Number:

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        Schlesisches Ortschaftsverzeichnis

      - 5. Auflage, Korn, Breslau, 1901. IV, 320 S. und Anzeigenanhang mit 48 S., Original Leinen (etwas fl. / berieben / NaT.) -Alphabetisches Verzeichnis sämmtlicher Städte, Flecken, Dörfer und sonstiger Ortschaften und Wohnplätze der Provinz Schlesien- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Minor Poet, and other Verse

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, Cameo Series. 1901. First. Second edition (following the 1884 first edition). Parchment boards, spine lettered in gilt. Frontispiece. Vellum leaves. Some light foxing to edges of boards, else a nice copy. Copy number 1 of thirty copies on vellum, specially bound, and numbered and signed by the publisher, whose copy this was. 'This volume is a reprint of that issued in 1884, with the addition of a sonnet and a translation, from a volume published in Cambridge in 1881, and now out of print.' Levy had committed suicide on September 10th 1889. Loosely inserted are three newspaper cuttings: an obituary of Levy published in the Daily News on Sept 14; a poem, 'In Memoriam Amy Levy', by Ida J. Lemon, published in the British Weekly on Sept 27th; and 'verses of an antique Spanish ballad' translated by Vernon Blackburn to serve the same purpose and published in the Pall Mall Gazette on the 26th.Amy Levy was a remarkably precocious feminist. One of her childhood drawings shows a woman standing on a soap box with a banner reading: 'Women's Suffrage! Man is a Cruel Oppressor!' Reviewing Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh for a children's magazine at the age of thirteen, she criticized the author for including 'too many learned allusions' but suggested that 'it is only natural that she should wish to display what public opinion denies her sex -- a classical education.' Four years later, she contributed an article, 'Jewish Women and Women's Rights to the Jewish Chronicle, and became the second Jewish woman to go to Cambridge. Amongst her later friends were Eleanor Marx, Olive Schreiner, and Vernon Lee, to whom she was particularly drawn. Through her friendship with Lee, she was able to join a circle of female friends amongst whom she could express her sapphic orientation with greater openness. with Lee, she was able to join a circle of female friends amongst whom she could express her sapphic orientation with greater openness.Much of Levy's symbolist-inflected verse tends towards melancholy, as did its author. 'She was indeed frequently gay and animated,' wrote Richard Garnett in the DNB, 'but her cheerfulness was but a passing mood that merely gilded her habitual melancholy, without diminishing it by a particle, while sadness grew upon her steadily, in spite of flattering success and the sympathy of affectionate friends.' Aside from the habit of despair, she suffered increasingly from deafness and feared that, like her brother, she might go mad. The controversy following publication of her second novel, Reuben Sachs, and above all a critical reference to it in the Jewish Chronicle, may have exacerbated Levy's final depression. The paper mentioned it in its review of a pseudonymous novel, published by Fisher Unwin, entitled Isaac Eller's Money: 'Isaac Eller's Money ... is a clever performance in the style of 'Reuben Sachs', but less intentionally offensive... The clever ill-natured fiction of Jewish life has now reached a high level of development.' On September 10th 1889, two months short of her 28th birthday, Levy committed suicide. Her death certificate recorded the cause of death as 'asphyxia from the inhalation of Carbonic Oxide Gas from the burning of charcoal.' Writing in the Boston Herald earlier that year, Louise Chandler Moulton recalled that she had first heard of Amy Levy in the autumn of 1887. 'Oscar Wilde had assumed editorship of 'The Woman's World,' and was telling me his plans for the new number, which was to be issued in December of '87. 'The most wonderful thing in the number,' he said, 'will be a story, one page long, by Amy Levy ... a mere girl, but a girl of genius.'' In his late obituary of her, Wilde wrote: 'Miss Levy's novels The Romance of a Shop and Reuben Sachs were both published last year. The first is a bright and clever story, full of sparkling touches; the second is a novel that probably no other writer could have produced. Its directness, its uncompromising truths, its depth of feeling, and above all, its absence of any single superfluous word make it, in some sort, a classic.... To write thus at six-and-twenty is given to very few.' Amy Levy fell off the literary map for almost a century.On September 10th 1889, two months short of her 28th birthday, Levy committed suicide. Her death certificate recorded the cause of death as '"A short while since, Literary London was deeply moved by the suicide of the young Jewish novelist and verse writer, Miss Amy Levy. Many will take up with sad interest the posthumous volume, A London Plane-Tree, now in the press", wrote Yeats, in an article for the Boston Pilot."'... I saw her no long while before her death. She was talkative, good-looking in a way and full of the restlessness of the unhappy. Had she cared to live, a future of some note awaited her." Rare. .

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