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      HENRY FROWDE AND HODDER & STOUGHTON 1901 - Restored book in perfect condition all illustrations are present and in perfect condition . Hardcover bookbinding made by Jeanne Biagi in brown leather decorated with gold leaf and reproduction on leather of illustration in colour .Two red leather ribbons for decoration [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CHARTA]
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        Relation of the Pequot Warres Written in 1660 By Lieutenant Lion Gardener and Now First Printed from The Original Manuscript with an Historical Introduction

      Connecticut: Acorn Club, 1901. xxix + 33 pages, many unopened, unread; finely printed edition, limited number 75 of 102 copies only, the fourth publication of the Acorn Club, a membership organization of Connecticut historians; bibliograhical notes; and biographical, historical introductory material by W.N. Chattin Carlton; one page a facscimile of the first page of Gardener's Relation; good nicely bound in marbled-paper covered boards, dark brown morocco leather spine, gilt ruled and titled, top edge gilt; light wear to the binding; very good condition.. Leather. Very Good.

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        The Far East and the New America: A Picturesque and Historic Account of These Lands and Peoples, in 6 Volumes

      Boston: Dana Estes and Company , 1901. Full red Morocco, gilt-lettered spine with 3 gilt bamboo illustrations in compartments and a gilt cover illustration, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with nearly 1200 photogravures, colored plates, engravings, maps. 1476 pages, not including the introductions. Some restoration to covers, contents fine and the plates in pristine condition. An attractive set. Very scarce. Contributors include: Hon. John D. Long (China); His Excellency Kogoro Takahira (Japan); Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge (Hawaii); Gen. Joseph B. Wheeler (The Philipines); Gen. Leonard Wood (Cuba); Hon. Charles H. Allen (Porto Rico). Some hinges cracked.. Full-Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Arizona Book Gallery]
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        The Antarctic Manual for the Use of the Expedition of 1901

      London: Royal Geographical Society 1901, 1st Edition. () xvi,586pp. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth and pale yellow coated endpapers with illustrations in text and folding map (in 3 sheets) in rear pocket. Endpapers a bit browned. Small indentation on spine otherwise a very nice attractive copy of this rare title. Rosove 235.A1; Spence 829. Manual on the exploration of Antarctica and various branches of science for the use of members of the British National Antarctic Expedition under Capt. R. F. Scott. Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham K.C.B. F.R.S..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Cançoner Popular

      La Renaixensa/L'Avenç, Barcelona 1901 - 4º, 3 tomos en 1 vol., págs. sin numerar con textos, partituras musicales, y bellos grabados modernistas. Papel hilo, barbas. Plena tela original, lomo y planos gofrados con letras doradas. Atractiva publicación modernista, dirigida por Aureli Capmany, formada por tres series, impresas en buen papel, que contienen la letra y la música de 100 canciones populares catalanas, acompañadas de cien ilustraciones, ya que en cada canción figura un bello grabado xilográfico alusivo a su texto, además de la letra, música y un breve texto informativo. Las tres series cuentan con una sugestiva portada modernista, que presenta una figura femenina tocando el arpa, bajo el título, en letras góticas, y una pequeña imagen de San Jorge. Incluye (canción 75) "Los Segadors", actual himno de Cataluña, acompañado de un interesante comentario histórico-crítico. Cancioneros. Literatura catalana. Literatura popular. Poesía catalana. Songbooks. Catalan literature. Popular literature. Catalan poetry.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        The Coming Nelson. From the original painting by Fred Morgan in the possession of Messrs. A. & F. Pears, Ltd

      London.. 1901.. Chromolithograph, image 19 1/2 x 28 on sheet 21 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches. Small stain in lower right margin (not affecting image), several edge tears with one just entering image area, light toning to 1 1/2 inch panel at right side. Otherwise a clean, bright image. A gorgeous image of a young boy sailing his boats under the approving eye of his mother and sister, by the prolific and very popular Victorian painter Fred Morgan, whose paintings of children and animals are particularly charming. A. & F. Pears soap company pioneered the use of "fine art" reproductions in advertising their product, thus equating it in the public mind with the finer things of life. The most famous example of this is their chromolithographic reproduction of Sir John Everett Millais' "Bubbles." The Pears Annual was published from 1891 to the 1920s accompanied by 2 or more of these beautifully printed chromolithographic reproductions of popular paintings of the day. .

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        Die Sixtinische Kapelle. 2 Text- und 2 Tafelbände., Text Band 1: Bau und Schmuck der Kapelle unter Sixtus IV. - Text Band 2: Michelangelo - Tafeln, Erster Teil: Bau und Schmuck der Kapelle unter Sixtus IV. Nach architektonischen Entwürfen von Giovanni Battista Giovenale und photographischen Aufnahmen von Domenico Anderson. - Tafeln, Zweiter Teil: Michelangelo. Nach Aquarellen und Stichen, Sowie nach Original-Aufnahmen von Domenico Anderson.

      München: Bruckmann 1901-05. - XIX, 710 Seiten - XX, 811 Seiten - 4 Blatt, 34 Tafeln (teils farbig) - 4 Blatt, 70 Tafeln (teils farbig). Textbände leicht berieben und leicht fleckig, Blöcke gelockert (aber stabil - in Band 1 angeplatzt), sonst gut. Tafelmappen leicht berieben und leicht fleckig, Tafelecken teils leicht bestossen bzw. gering knickspurig, wenige Tafelränder leicht fingerfleckig, sonst gut. Ein "Flügel" der zweiten Mappe lose anbei, Rücken leicht lichtheller. Zum Zweiten Textband ist noch der OSchutzumschlag (fragmentarisch erhalten) vorhanden, zu beiden Text-Bänden und zum zweiten Tafelband die OSchuber (diese sind fleckig und weisen deutliche Gebrauchsspuren auf). Monumentales Werk des Kunsthistorikers Ernst Steinmann (1866 - 1934), welcher insbesondere als erster Direktor der Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rom bekannt wurde. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 50000 Textbände 33*26 cm. Blaufarbene OLeinenbände mit goldgeprägten Deckel- und Rückentiteln sowie Kopfgoldschnitten. Tafelmappen im Format 60*46 cm. Blaufarbene, golfgeprägte OFlügelmappen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BehnkeBuch]
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        Old Indian Legends Retold by Zitkala-Sa (Signed)

      Boston: Ginn and Company, c. 1901. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. (x),165pp. With '420.4' on copyright page. Fourteen full page ilustrations by Angel de Cora. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in yellow. Pp.15-16 (the former a blank, the latter a half-title) have a dark offset from a newspaper clipping. That clipping is now in a mylar sleeve and laid in at the front of the book. It is a photograph and caption from the Washngton, D.C., Evening Star of September 17, 1925. The photograph is a picture of the author, in full SIoux regalia, "Princess Zitkala-Sa of the Sioux Tribe", on the occasion of her lecture on social questions facing Indian women,. The clipping is folded once. This book is signed by the author on the front free endpaper and dated 1921. Light rubbing and soil, bookplate of former owner, else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        A Treatise on Elephants Their Treatment in Health and Disease

      Rangoon: Superintendent Government Printing Burma, 1901.. Third Edition. Very Good. 8vo Collation, 262,VIIpp, engravings complete as listed. Bound in modern buckram, cloth, with gilt title lettering. Cloth lightly rubbed and bumped on corners, library mark on spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing, library bookplate on fixed endpaper, 3 library stamps on verso of title page, ( i,e not the printed side ), no other library stamps or marks. Pages in very good clean condition. This copy was in reserve stock, not on the lending list. A good clean copy of a rare work.8990.A24

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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      Published by Sands and Co., 1901 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Blue pictorial cloth, red title to front. Verses by Grimalkin. Full-page super b/w illustrations by Wain. 47 pages. Corners rubbed. A few marks to covers. Name in ink to front endpaper. Rear joint starting to crack. Some hinges pulled. Page 37 has 2.25 inch loss from lower edge, not affecting text or illustration. A few grubby marks to contents but generally a bright clean copy. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Old Indian Legends [retold by Zitkala-Sa]

      Boston: Ginn and Company. Very Good. 1901. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. First Edition/First Printing in Very Good condition. Slightly rubbed boards with tape repairs to small tears near bottom on first 3 pages. SIGNED "Zitkala-Sa otherwise Mrs. Gertrude Bonnin" by the author directly on the front free endpaper. Laid in is Mrs. Bonnin's calling card as Secretary-Treasurer of the Society American Indians; Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, Zitkala-Sa listened to tales told by Native American storytellers in both North and South Dakota, finding various versions, each supplying some lost link to the original. In her words: "And now I have tried to transplant the native spirit of these tales into the English language, since America in the last few centuries has acquired a second tongue." A most interesting collection of fourteen Native American legends .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Essai sur les Fondemonts de la Geometrie

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars,, 1901. Traduction par Albert Cadenant, Revue et Annotée par l'Auteur et par Louis Couturat. Octavo (241 × 160 mm). Recent green quarter morocco, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, brown endpapers, marbled sides; original wrappers bound in at end. Contents a little tanned. An excellent copy. First edition in French of Russell's Essay on the Foundations of Geometry, his second book and "first full-length philosophical work" (Richards, Essay on the Foundations of Geometry and the Cambridge mathematical tradition). The book was championed in France by the eminent mathematician Henri Poincaré, which led to Russell being invited to deliver a paper at the prestigious International Congress of Philosophy held in Paris in 1900, an event that profoundly affected his career. The French edition has a number of corrections and additions not found in the English work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Der Krieg der Welten. Roman. Übersetzt von Gottlieb August Crüwell

      Wien, Perles 1901. 21 cm. 244 Seiten Festeinband, Leineneinband mit geprägtem Rückentitel - Bloch, Utopie 3349 - Kindlers NLL 17, 537 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "The War of the Worlds" (1898). Die Hörspielfassung von Orson Welles rief 1938 in den Vereinigten Staaten eine Panik hervor. "Noch heute zehren die Verfasser primitiver Fernsehserien und Gruselfilme von Wells' menschenfeindlichen Invasoren aus dem All ..." (Kindlers NLL). -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Monthly Suppers of the Male Teachers of New York at Hotel Albert

      NY: Male Teacher's Association of New York, 1901. 24mo. booklet, signed by Mark Twain in pencil on the front cover. The booklet is a program for the monthly dinner meeting of the Male Teacher’s Association of New York that occurred on March 16th, 1901, most notable for the fact that Mark Twain was one of the principal speakers. The theme of the evening was training students to be good citizens, and Twain’s speech addressed his own interpretation of patriotism. In an April 7, 1901 New York Times article covering the event, it is reported that Twain said, “I would teach patriotism in the schools, and teach it this way: I would throw out the old maxim, ‘My country, right or wrong,’ &c., instead I would say, ‘My country when she is right.’” He continued on, saying, “I would not take my patriotism from my neighbor or from Congress. I should teach the children in the schools that there are certain ideals, and one of them is that all men are created free and equal.” The first page of the booklet is a roster of the association’s officers and members of the group’s glee club, and the second page is the menu for the evening. The third page lists the seven speakers for the evening, including Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), and the final page lists the Supper Committee members. Laid in is a mimeographed sheet with the club’s annual budget statement. The text is printed in blue, and the booklet is in printed cream wrappers and tied with a blue ribbon laced through the spine. A few spots of soiling and some faint toning to the covers, ribbon shows some wear, else near fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Chronicles of the House of Borgia

      London- Grant Richards, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An illustrated history of the House of Borgia, with a black and white reproduction from a portrait in the Vatican Library to frontispiece and numerous photogravure illustrations throughout. First edition. The Borgias,a European Papal family of Italian and Spanish origin whobecame prominent during the Renaissance. The Borgias were patrons of the arts, and their support allowed many artists of the Renaissance to realise their potential. The most brilliant personalities of this era regularly visited their court. Frederick William Rolfe, better known as Baron Corvo, and also calling himself 'Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe', (July 22, 1860 - October 25, 1913), was an English writer, artist, photographer and eccentric. His heavily autobiographical fictions are milestones in the history of life-writing, and literary historians have begun to acknowledge these works as among the precursors of modernism. With a bookplate to front free endpaper, previously owned by Philip Sassoon,a British politician, art collector and social host, entertaining many celebrity guests at his homes, Port Lympne, Kent, and Trent Park, Hertfordshire, England. Sassoon was a member of the prominent Sassoon family and Rothschild family. He was a cousin of the war poet Siegfried Sassoon. With a second bookplate to front pastedown 'Aline Sassoon'. With an ink inscription 'Lady Sassoon, 1901' to front blank. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding with gilt decoration to spine. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Front hinge tender. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with the very occasional spot or handling mark to pages. With slight off-setting from binding to endpapers and with a label to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Original watercolor diptych from A Masque of Days

      1901. Two watercolor illustrations on paper, each measuring 7 5/8 by 11 inches (194 x 275 mm), and each signed with Crane's monogram in the lower left corner. This is the original artwork for the spread on pages five and six of A Masque of Days, and it shows twelve winged foot-pages carrying invitation cards. The text above, in Crane's calligraphic script, informs the reader that "cards of invitation had been issued" to commemorate the passage of the year, and "(t)he carriers were THE HOURS" who "went all round and found out the persons invited well enough, with the exceptions of Easter Day, Shrove Tuesday, and a few such Moveable who had lately shifted their quarters." A fine example of a mature work by Crane, together with a copy of the published book.

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        The Discovery of the Solomon Islands

      London,: Hakluyt Society,, 1901.. Two volumes, octavo, photographic plates, four maps (two folding) in a pocket; some pages loosening; original blue cloth, rubbed, spines sunned and darkened but a reasonable copy. Translated from the original Spanish manuscripts, comprising six separate accounts of the journey, this is the standard scholarly edition of the narrative of the voyage of Mendaça and his associates aboard the Capitana and the Almiranta, in search of habitable lands off the coast of Peru, and their subsequent discovery of the Solomon Islands. This translation took thirty years to complete before being published by the Hakluyt Society, due to careful cross-referencing of material that was continually coming to light during the process.

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        DAYS IN CATLAND Panorama with movable figures

      London, Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, circa 1901-1910.. Father Tuck's Panorama series, Tuck No. 8595. FIRST EDITION (circa 1901-1910, dated from the V. & A. description of their copy). Glazed card covers, wonderful extra colour illustration to upper cover of 5 excited cats in a theatre box viewing the show. 4 panel panorama, each panel 273 x 305 mm, 10 ¾ x 12 inches, with 4 different coloured scenes and a total of 14 slots. 14 die cut coloured card figures of dressed cats and kittens, some in groups were contained in pocket on lower cover, numbered 1-14. These can be slotted into the panels to make different scenes. The scenes:(a) at Bedtime, (b) helping Mother in the kitchen, (3) at the Cat's Tea Party, and (4) in the school room. 5 line drawings of cats by Wain on 2 of the reverse panels with the poem Days in Catland by Arthur Burnaby. All figures present in excellent condition. Hinges and flap to pocket expertly restored, lower cover (plain with printed 'Directions') rather dusty. A very good plus copy. In Dale (1991) Ellery Y. Wood dates this item circa 1912. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        China and the Allies

      London - William Heinemann, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A presentation copy of this account of the travels of Arnold Savage Landor. First edition. Illustrated throughout with sixty-three plates, including maps, photographs and coloured plates (collated complete). Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1865 26 December 1924) was an English painter, explorer, writer and anthropologist, born in Florence. His grandfather was the poet and writer Walter Savage Landor, who himself lived for long periods in Florence. While in America, he heard of the Boxer Rebellion in China, and went immediately to Peking where he was the first to accompany General Linievitch in the triumphal entry parade of honour at the Forbidden City. From this journey came his book China and the Allies (1901). Complete in two volumes. CONDITIONIn decorative yellow cloth bindings. Externally sound, though marked and bumped. Splitting to cloth on one joint. Wear to the heads of the spines. Labels to spinesInternally, binding strained. Library label to front free-endpaper. Blindstamping to endpapers. Pages are bright, though with some slight marginal age-toning and the odd patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      Oslo Stor 8vo.. Bundet i private skinnbind Hovedreigsrene fra 1901 til 1975 bundet i 13 skinnbind. Årgang 1945 mangler. Årgang 1939 litt skadet i ryggen. Et meget pent og velholdt sett

      [Bookseller: Adamstuen Antikvariat]
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      London and New York, Harper Brothers, 1901.. First edition 1901, title page dated 1901 and the copyright page 1900, 195 x 145 mm, approx 8" x 6", illustrated double title printed in orange and blue, 8 tissue guarded full-page pictorial chapter headings also printed orange & blue by H. Granville Fell, 16 full page black and white illustrations by H.R. Millar, pages x, 290. Original publisher's pictorial blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, gilt picture to upper cover, gilt top edge. Binding rubbed, corners slightly worn and bumped, very small patch of bubbling to lower cover near spine, several very small nicks to fore-edges of pages due to careless opening, not affecting text, endpapers age-browned, occasional small light stains to margins, neat old ink inscription on first free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. 8 stories first published serially in the Strand Magazine. See Osborne I, page. 969. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      Raleigh, NC: E.M. Uzzell, Printer and Binder. 1901. thick 8vo., gray cloth stamped in blue, red, white and lettered in gilt. 783; 807; 761; 772; 859 pages.. 5 volumes. First edition (Nevins I, 70 - "Regimental sketches vary in quality, but the work fully merits Douglas S. Freeman's classification as one of the most indispensable works for the Army of Northern Virginia." Filled with maps, plates and portraits. Presentation on front pastedown "To Adjutant Robert M. Freeman, Historian of the 71st N.C. Regt. (2nd Ji Res), with compliments of Walter Clark." Covers rubbed with wear at spine ends. Inside hinges cracked with some signatures sprung.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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      Macmillan and Co., Limited 1901 - First edition. 8" x 5 1/4". Original red cloth with gilt circular elephant vignette on front cover and gilt lettering on spine; t.e.g. Black and white frontispiece and nine b/w illustrations by Lockwood Kipling. A very good copy of what is viewed as Kipling's masterpiece & in some circles as the first modern espionage novel. No dust jacket. Very good (light soiling). 413 pages + 2 pages ads. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a 1/2 brown morocco slipcase. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh. Filmed in 1950 by Victor Saville, starring Errol Flynn and Dean Stockwell. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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      New York & London: G. P. Putnam's & Sons, 1901. Hardcover. Extensive pencil inscription on the front pastedown which can be easily erased. Rear hinge with paper splits; tight and clean. Small rubbed spot on the front cover. Near Fine. Olive-gray cloth lettered in black. Biographical sketch by General Francis Vinton Greene. Originally published in 1897, this is an early copy printed in 1901. SIGNED by the author as President on the front free endpaper: "with regards of/Theodore Roosevelt/Xmas 1902.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      T Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1901. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine contents in fine decorative blue boards designed by Althea Gyles. With the errata slip facing page 184. An excellent copy of the third edition revised of the author's poems, and quite scarce in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        NOVISSIMA albo d'arte e lettere - 1901 - direttore EDOARDO DE FONSECA (suo l'ambizioso motto GENIALITA' CI ACCOMPAGNI...), Roma, Novissima, 1901

      27,5 X 22,5, elegante quaderno oblungo con piccola piega al centro del piatto (vedi foto), buone condizioni, pagine non numerate ma sono 90 ed ancota 38 di raffinata pubblicità . Questa straordnaria rivista è una alta espressione del liberty italiano, con tantissime immagini ed illustrazioni ( litografie, acqueforti, incisioni varie, fototipie ecc. spesso protette da veline editoriali) In questo PRIMO NUMERO (ne usci'uno per ogni anno) , scritti e contributi di CORRADO RICCI, PASCOLI, GIACOSA, DE FONSECA , LUIGI CAPUANA, SALVATORE DI GIACOMO, RENATO FUCINI e tanti altri. Notevoli le illustrazioni spesso a colori di PREVIATI, DOMENICO MORELLI, KIENERK, DAL BONO, MICHELI ecc.,ecc..

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        Coup d'oeil rétrospectif sur la lunetterie précédé de recherches sur l'origine du verre lenticulaire et sur les instruments servant à la vision. Deuxième édition.

      Paris, chez l'auteur, 1901 - Paris, chez l'auteur, 1901 in-8, XII, 261, (4) pp., frontispice, figures dans le texte, toile chagrinée rouge de l'époque, très bon état. Deuxième édition considérablement augmentée 'originale ne comportait que 62 pages), très rare. C'est l'un des rares ouvrages de l'époque sur le sujet, avec celui de Pansier et celui de Mme Heymann. Rouyer a d'ailleurs dédié cet ouvrage "à Madame Alfred Heymann" pour la remercier de sa collaboration. Le propre ouvrage de Mme Heymann ne paraîtra qu'en 1911. Cf. M. Beretta, When glass matters : studies in the history of science and art, p. 249 : "useful contributions" ; Wolf Winckler (Carl Zeis-Stiftung), A spectacle of spectacles ; exhibition catalogue, p. 16. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Book of the Courtier, The

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. - The Classic Courtesy BookNewly TranslatedBound By Gruel[GRUEL, Léon, binder]. CASTIGLIONE, Count Baldesar. The Book of the Courtier (1528). Translated From the Italian and Annotated by Leonard Eckstein Opdycke. With Seventy-One Portraits and Fifteen Autographs Reproduced by Edward Bierstadt. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. First edition of the new English translation, limited to 500 copies, this being copy no. 199. Quarto (10 9/16 x 7 7/8 in; 274 x 200 mm). xii, [2], 439, [1] pp. Seventy-one portraits and fifteen autograph reproductions with captioned tissue guards. Bound by Léon Gruel (stamp-signed) in full contemporary crushed antelope brown morocco with decoratively gilt borders, and a central panel enclosed by an elaborately blindstamped frame. Black crushed morocco doublures with wide dentelles and gilt cornerpieces. Navy blue ribbed linen endleaves. All edges gilt. A superlative copy.Baldassare Castiglione (1478 - 1529), count of Casatico, was an Italian courtier, diplomat, and soldier. Originally published by the Aldine Press of Venice in 1528, his The Book of the Courtier remains the definitive account of Renaissance court life and is considered to be one of the most important books to emerge from that period. Amongst the most widely distributed books of the 16th century, with editions printed in six languages and in twenty European centers, the 1561 English translation by Thomas Hoby had a great influence on the English upper class's conception of a proper English gentleman. The total number of editions to date now exceeds 140.Binder and gilder Léon Gruel (1841 - 1923) began working in the family bindery, established in 1825 after his father assumed control of the Desforges binding workshop in Paris. In 1891 he became sole owner, employing a large number of artisans. In 1887, Gruel published Manuel historique et bibliographique de l'amateur de reliures in which he argued for a synthesis of styles, promoting the acceptance of non-traditional decoration for modern bindings. In practice, he matched this belief with a diverse range of emblematic and pictorial covers. The binding under notice eschews the pictorial for a more traditional approach heightened by his use of elaborate and progressive blindstamping influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Autograph Letter, Signed, From Charles Ricketts to Laurence Hodson

      London, (1901). (2)pp. autograph letter on a bifolium sheet, together with the two original envelopes, dated August 22, 1901. The letter, from Vale Press founder, illustrator, and designer Charles Ricketts to the private press collector and patron Laurence Hodson, concerns the binding of several books in vellum. Ricketts notes, "I have somewhat reluctantly abandoned the idea of clasps as my working jeweler has gone on strike, no, not on strike, he has refused point blank to work any more for me, for ever and ever!" He mentions a set of Cellini volumes that he is having bound for Hodson, and says that they have been a great success, but also writes that, given the difficulties of binding vellum, "there is a chance of our dropping vellum all together all the big London binders being either on my black books or on the outer edge of strike, revolt, retaliation & revenge." In this way, the letter highlights some of the difficulties that Ricketts encountered as a designer of bindings for his books. In the postscript, Ricketts mentions that he is glad Hodson likes the Vale Press Shakespeares, and congratulates Hodson on the purchase of a William Morris manuscript. Letter creased from being folded to fit into the envelope, some light foxing to one envelope, else fine.

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        Vertebrate Paleontology Publications from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Memoirs and Annals, 120 papers in 8 volumes

      Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum, 1901-1932. The cloth covers of the memoirs show a few mars likely due to the weight of these volumes, the contents of all of the volumes are bright and clean with no foxing or browning; a near fine copy.. Pp. ~4000, numerous black-and-white photos, half-tone illustrations and line-drawings (some plates are double or triple page folding). Early dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, lg 8vo and lg 4to. The Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum are divided into four large bound volumes consisting of 31 monographs; they cover volumes 1-11 in the Memoirs series spanning 1901-1928. The Annals of the Carnegie Museum are divided into four smaller, but thick, bound volumes consisting of 89 papers; they cover volumes 1-21 in the Annals series spanning 1905-1932. These 120 contributions present detailed studies of dinosaurs, fossil birds, fossil reptiles, fossil fish and fossil mammals. The authors include: E. Douglas, C.R. Eastman, C.W. Gilmore, J.B. Hatcher, O.P. Hay, W.J. Holland, F.D. Loomis, O.A. Peterson, R.W. Shufeldt, G.G. Simpson, A. Wetmore and H.E. Wood among others. At the beginning of each volume is a typewritten table of contents. Each article is numbered in this table of contents; the numbers corresponded to printed tabs inserted on the page edges that provide easy access to each article. A valuable collection of vertebrate paleontology monographs and papers. There are no ownership marks.

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        VISION OR HELL, PURGATORY, AND PARADISE, of Dante Alighieri. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary, M.A. With the Life of Dante, Chronological View of his Age, Additional Notes, and Index

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1901. An early twentieth century edition using Cary's translation, the standard translation for centuries. With frontispiece portrait. 8vo, in a handsome and pleasing binding of three quarter vellum and light-green cloth with decorative designs to the spine panel and with morocco label lettered in gilt, border work to the binding executed in gilt, t.e.g. xlviii, 543 pp The binding tight and very well preserved, the book clean and strong and appealing. A HANDSOMELY BOUND COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH. Cary’s famous translation has long been considered the first modern rendering of Dante’s timeless epic into English. While previous English translations prior to Cary’s had been accomplished in the 18th century, none were able to transfer into the English language the beauty and richness of language for which Dante has forever been revered. Cary was influenced greatly by the Romantics and by Coleridge in particular. Cary had met Coleridge earlier in his life, while pacing the beach one day, reading Homer to his son. “‘Sir,’ said Coleridge, attracted by the sound of the Greek, ‘yours is a face I should know. I am Samuel Taylor Coleridge.’ During the rest of the day, the wondrous stranger discoursed on Homer making young Cary ‘feel as one from whose eyes the scales were just removed,’ and in the evening carried home the translation of Dante, of which he had never even heard. The next day he was able to repeat whole pages, and his winter course of lectures gave it celebrity. ” [Dict of Nat’l Bio] It took Cary many years to make the complete translation. Indeed, the parts of the COMEDY were released over a number of years from 1805 on. Though the text was finished in mid-1812, Cary was unable to secure a publisher and was, after some years, obliged even with his very modest means to publish the work at his own expense. The new and first edition published by a general publisher was secured in 1819. The translation received little public attention at first, but eventually became well-known, primarily because of the praise of Coleridge in his lectures at the Royal Institution. Moreover, an article by Ugo Foscolo in the Edinburgh Review, with additions by Samuel Rogers, lauded the translation and together with Coleridge’s support, led to a general recognition of its merit. Cary’s translation was acknowledged as being original rather than imitative and true to Dante’s original text. This is a particularly attractive copy of the Cary translation.

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        Curso Completo de Derecho Mexicano o Exposicion Filosofica, Historica.

      1901 - Pallares, Jacinto [1845-1904]. Curso Completo de Derecho Mexicano o Exposicion Filosofica, Historica y Doctrinal de Toda la Legislacion Mexicana. Mexico [City]: Imprenta, Litografia y Encuadernacion de I. Paz, 1901. Two volumes. Octavo (9" x 6-1/2"). Recent cloth, printed paper spine labels. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. * First edition. Clagett and Valderrama say this is the best book on the subject. "[The] author has given a comprehensive, thorough, and extremely scholarly treatment to the entire field of Mexican law. Approaching his coverage first with a historical survey, Pallares discusses the heritage of Mexican legal thought from the mother country, the evolution of national institutions and law from the commencement of independent life, and then follows up in great detail on the codified and statutory fields in separate chapters. Doctrinal discussion of subjects of legal philosophy and jurisprudence has enhanced the academic nature of this work as a reference source." A second edition was published in 1904. OCLC locates 9 copies of the first edition and 6 of the second in North American law Libraries. Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Legal Guide to the Law & Legal Literature of Mexico 372. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF OKLAHOMA (cover title: Genealogy and Biography). (spine title: Biographical Oklahoma)

      Chapman, Chicago, 1901, 1901 Book. Very Good+. Hardcover.. First Edition. Quarto, gilt-stamped titles & full calf. 1,297pp.. Index. Rear leaf has two lists: "Population of Counties and Reservations in Oklahoma", and "Cities and Villages in Oklahoma having a population of over 100." Book is subtitled: "Commemorating the achievements of citizens who have contributed to the progress of Oklahoma and the development of its resources." Approximately 1,000 entries with bio & varying amounts of interesting genealogical information on politicians, city builders, ranchers, settlers, professors, priests & pastors, federal & territorial officers, doctors, etc.. Former owner's name, Mrs. A.W. Husby (?), written in ink along Preface gutter. Frontispiece is a fine engraving of Major Gordon W. Lillie, "Pawnee Bill". Six page introduction, "The Opening of Oklahoma." Noteworthy entries that also have portraits (most entries do not have portraits) include: W. E. Malaley (full portrait, holding a rifle), the frontiersman & cowman who found the murdered Pat Hennessey, , Deputy U.S. Marshals William D. Fossett & Charles Colcord (City Police Chief of OKC). Some husband/wife couples, family portraits, & a couple portraits of women are included. Women include Nettie Reppeto, proprietor of the Royal Hotel in Guthrie. Residences are pictured, as well. Text entries are at least one full column & usually more. Only a few Indians are represented. There is an entry (but no portrait) of the famous photographer William S. Prettyman. Also, Dr. Jesse Mooney (who attended Belle Starr), & many other people well known at the time, especially in their own localities. This copy rebacked with 3/4 of original spine present. Covers moderately scuffed -- the leather is in very good condition & has been properly treated. The floral endpapers are chipped along the edges (we declined putting in new endpapers when the book was professionally restored). Archival reinforcement tape near the gutter. Several pages (toward the front & back) have minor chipping or very short edge tears, most of which have been archivally closed. This book is now in very good condition for regular use. There is a wealth of material in this heavy volume. It's rare. Oversized..

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        Some Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

      Shorne, Kent: The Pear Tree Press, 1901 In nice half green cloth with green & white boards, custom bound locally in 1993, title to spine in gilt. Internally green endpapers, NO inscriptions, coloured frontis, [1], 1-4, [1], 5-50 pp, text to one side only, text block edges uncut, introduction by JC Wright and the Note on Illustration by James J Guthrie both in red ink, & 21 poems in black. An edition limited to 100 copies for the UK and 50 for the US, all printed by hand on hand made paper - Quarto. The first of many Guthrie productions at his Pear Tree Press. A genuine rarity!

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        Die Dipsomanie ? eine klinische studie (thèse d?agrégation) COPY INSCRIBED BY SMITH ELY JELLIFFE

      Gustav Fischer 1901 In-octavo broché, couverture imprimée originale. Bel ex-libris contrecollé au verso du premier plat de Smith Ely Jelliffe, [4]-161 pages. Smith Ely Jelliffe est un grand psychiatre, neurobiologiste et psychanalyste américain, fondateur de la revue Psychoanalytic Review. Il s?est illustré par des découvertes dans le domaine du traitement des parkinsoniens et par une fusion, très décriée en Europe entre la neurologie et la psychanalyse. Inscription autographe de Smith Ely Jelliffe sur la page de titre. Robert Gaupp est l?un des plus grands neuropsychiatres allemand du XX° siècle. Après des études de médecine à Tubingen, à Geneve et a Strasbourg sanctionné par un doctorat en 1894. Il entre à Breslau dans la clinique dirigée par Wernicke. Renseigné sur les talents si brillants du jeune neurologue, Kraepelin l?apelle à Heidelberg. C?est à Kraepelin qu?il doit ce sujet de thèse d?agrégation (Dozent dans le système allemand) qui lui fera acceder, après avoir encore suivi Kraelein à Munich pendant deux ans, à la chaire de Neuropathologie de Tubingen en 1906, poste qu?il occupera jusqu?à sa retraite en 1936. Gaupp est l?initiateur de l?approche pluridisciplinaire dans la psychiatrie allemande. L?équivalent en France de profils comme ceux de Jules Baillarger ou Charles Féré. Il doit cette approche, à sa double formation, à la fois élève de Wernicke et de Kraepelin. Familiarisé avec les tendances localisationnistes et nosologiques, il en saisit les limites et tente de les compléter par la dimension biographique. Il établit ainsi avec la pensée psycho-dynamique et Henri Ey le reconnaitra comme un précurseur de ses conceptions organo-dynamistes. C?est Henri Ellenberger, qui lisait parfaitement l?allemand, qui pendant ses années d?internat fit connaitre Robert Gaupp à ses camarades, Henri Ey et Jacques Lacan ; ce dernier resta toute sa vie fasciné par le cas Ernst Wagner. Cette orientation vers la biographie a certainement été animée par les expériences qu?il a faites à Tübingen : alors qu?a Breslau il était essentiellement confronté avec une population pauvre dans laquelle l?alcoolisme constituait le problème psychiatrique le plus important, le milieu bourgeois de Tubingen laissait voir ses troubles psychiques dans un contexte beaucoup plus nuancé et imprégné d?éléments biographiques. Ainsi le but de son ?uvre devient ?le dénouement de tous les fils qui conduisent la personnalité saine à la maladie. Déjà en 1906, il provoque scandale et admiration dans sa leçon d?ouverture à la chaire de neuropathologie de l?Université de Tübingen en déclarant l?hystérie non pas comme une maladie mais comme une réaction de la personnalité (ce qui est encore proche des positions développées ultérieurement par Henri Ey). Il connaitra la gloire universitaire grâce à ses écrits sur la paranoïa dont les plus célèbres concernent le cas Wagner. Ernst Wagner, maitre d?école, avait dans une bouffée délirante et après une folle cavalcade nocturne dans la campagne allemande décimé sa famille et la population de deux hameaux qui déclara t?il, médisait de façon insupportable sur lui depuis quelques temps, plus qu?il n?en pouvait souffrir. Gaupp lui évita la condamnation à la barre ou il avait été commis comme expert, en le déclarant totalement irresponsable et en attribuant la paranoïa du criminel a des conflits psychosociaux mal surmontés. Plus tard, Wagner ayant été interné à vie, Gaupp apprendra de sa bouche ? il était resté quasi muet pendant le procès ? qu?il avait commis des actes de bestialité ou s?était imaginé vouloir les commettre et n?avait pas supporte le poids de cette culpabilité, extrapolant alors qu?il avait été surpris et qu?il fallait éliminer ces témoins insupportables. L?analyse du destin de Szondi est toute entière, comme celui-ci l?a révélé à Ellenberger, est toute entière bâtie sur les théories de Gaupp. Kretschmer, qui refonde la psychiatrie allemande dans les années 30 le considérait comme son maitre. Dos abimé avec de petits manque de papier sinon bel exemplaire.

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        [Autograph Letter, Signed ("SL Clemens") to Virginia Frazer Boyle]

      Ampersand, NY. 16 September 1901.. Two pages, in ink, on two small quarto lettersheets. Old folds from mailing, with clean breaks at margins at folds, otherwise very good. With the original envelope, addressed in his hand. Clemens writes appreciatively of a gift, or after receiving some of Boyle's writings, either in manuscript or book form: "They arrived last night, & I have drunk to them & from them 'with my heart,' & to the holy & pathetic things which they stand for & symbolize, the golden days of a vanished youth. I give you my best thoughts for them & for the darling poem, which is lovely & beautiful, & eloquent with the spirit of those same lost & lamented days." Boyle, as both poet and fiction writer, was closely associated with literary evocations of the Old South (at the age of 10, she was christened by Jefferson Davis as the "Poet Laureate of the Confederacy"). Her 1900 collection of local color stories, DEVIL TALES, achieved some success, and just perhaps that is the collective "they" to which Clemens here refers. He continues on, at length, proposing a meeting with her, in company with her husband, Thomas R. Boyle (to whim he directs a paragraph of jousting banter) when they come to New York, and extending warm felicitations on behalf of his wife and daughters, "for they are good creatures, considering." Ca. 300+ words. Signed "Sincerely yours SL. Clemens." Boyle printed a portion of this letter, in company with a poem in tribute to Clemens, in her late collection, SONGS FROM THE SOUTH.

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        Novels, The

      1901. Dick Turpin Rides AgainAINSWORTH, William Harrison. The Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth. London: Gibbings & Company, Limited, 1901-1902.Windsor Edition. Limited to 2,000 copies. Twenty small octavo volumes (6 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches; 174 x 110 mm.). Illustrated with 64 photogravures from the etchings by George Cruikshank, twelve by Hablot K. Browne, four by Sir John Gilbert, one by Lane, two by Maclise, and one by D'Orsay. Each volume with an engraved title-page designed by Frank Brangwyn. Descriptive tissue guards. Contemporary half maroon scored calf over red marbled boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt with five raised bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine and attractive set.William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882), English author of popular historical romances, “initially studied law but abandoned it for literature. His first success came with the novel Rookwood (1834), featuring the highwayman Dick Turpin as its main character. This book was followed by many other historical novels, 39 in all, the best known of which are The Tower of London (1840), Old St. Paul’s, a Tale of the Plague and the Fire of London (1841), Windsor Castle: An Historical Romance (1843), and The Lancashire Witches (1849). Ainsworth became editor of Bentley’s Miscellany in 1839, and he owned that periodical from 1854 to 1868. He was also editor at various times of The New Monthly Magazine and his own Ainsworth’s Magazine” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).

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      Premium quality fine bindings signed by Henry Stikeman, 1901, THE NOVELS OF SAMUEL RICHARDSON, 20 volume complete set, # 7 of 56 published by Croscup & Sterling, New York, published on hand made Holland paper, Autograph Edition, complete and unabridged, with an introduction by William Lyon Phelps and signed by him, fully illustrated with many colored plates and black & white engravings. Silk moire endpapers with exquisite hand tooled leather work, gorgeous gilt with scrolled floral and corner block motifs all as shown on glorious red moroccan leather, descriptive tissue guards, deckled and gilt page edging, sewn in silk ribbons.  No foxing or stains, all tight and complete, well kept volumes of a prized library.  Set includes PAMELA volumes I-V, HISTORY OF SIR CHARLES GRANDISON, volumes I-VII, and lastly CLARISSA HARLOWE volumes I-VIII, volumes range from vg+ to fine.  See the many photos provided, ask any questions.

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        Jouets de Paris by Paul Leclerq

      Paris: Librairie de la Madeleine, 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. stiff wrappers. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri De. 72 pages. 20 x 12 cm. With an original cover lithograph by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Limited edition, 219 of 300, signed presentation copy by Paul Leclercq, dated, July 1901 on the front blank. The author and artist were friends, collaborating in La Revue Blanche, founded by Leclercq. The cover illustration, a costumed clown stretches the length of the front cover. Front cover slightly rubbed head and foot.

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        Anthony Hope : Collected works [8-volume set]

      Various publishers, ca. 1901-1908, 1901. Various editions. Description: 8v., plates, fronts. ; 18cm. Summary: 8-volume set of novels by Anthony Hope. Contents: The Prisoner of Zenda (Bristol: Arrowsmith ; London: Simpkin... , No date, New ed.) -- The Indiscretion of the Duchess (Bristol: Arrowsmith ; London: Simpkin... , No date, 1st ed.?) -- Tristram of Blent (London: John Murray, 1901, 1st ed.) -- Double Harness (London: Hutchinson, 1904, 1st ed.) -- A Servant of the Public (London: Methuen, 1905, 1st ed.) -- Sophy of Kravonia (Bristol: Arrowsmith ; London: Simpkin... , 1906, 2nd ed.) -- Tales of Two People (London: Methuen, 1907, 3rd ed.) -- The Great Miss Driver (London: Methuen, 1908, 2nd ed.). Subjects: English literature -- English fiction -- English novel -- Anthony Hope. Very good copies bound in contemporary 1/2 brown leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. All edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns. Some light marginal foxing in places, mainly around prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson. In three volumes

      London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set of Boswell's famous biography of Johnson. Featuring three tissue-guarded portrait frontispieces. Contains numerous illustrated plates and illustrations in the text. With the pictorial bookplates of Edward Arthur Parry to the front pastedowns. Complete in three volumes. 'Edited by Arnold Glover of the Inner Temple, with an introduction by Austin Dobson'. James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (29 October 1740 19 May 1795) was a lawyer, diarist and author, best known forhis biography of Samuel Johnson. First published in 1791, The Life of Samuel Johnson was greatly admired for its unique style; unlike other biographies of the era it directly incorporated conversations that Boswell had noted down at the time for his journals. He also included far more personal details of Johnson than contemporary readers were accustomed to. Instead of writing a respectful and dry record of Johnson's public life,Boswell painted a vivid portrait of the complete man. It is still often said to be the greatest biography ever written. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        CHINA IN CONVULSION. Two Volumes in Original Dust Jackets. (Boxer Rebellion)

      New York:: Fleming H. Revell Company,, 1901. First Edition. Near Fine. TWO VOLUMES. Complete Set. Two Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printings with owner inscription ffeps, age darkening and foxing endpapers, mild stains page edges Volume II in Dust Jackets. Volume I Dust Jacket in Very Good++ condition with mild edge wear. Volume II Dust Jacket in Very Good+ condition with stain on front flap fold, rear flap fold has chips. Rare in Dust Jackets which have protected the red covers wonderfully over the last 100+ years. 8vos. xvi, 364, [viii], pp. 365-770. Illustrated including five maps, four folding.

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        Diccionario Razonado de Legislacion y Jurisprudencia [and] Supp

      1901. Escriche, Joaquin [1784-1847]. Diccionario Razonado de Legislacion y Jurisprudencia. Nueva Edicion en que van Corregidos Numerosos Yerros de las Anteriores; Aumentada con Multitud de Articulos Nuevos Sobre el Derecho Vigente en Espana y America. Lleva Ademas en un Supplemento el Codigo Comercio, La Ley de Enjuiciamiento en Materias y Causas de Comercio, La Nueva Ley de Enjuiciamiento Civil, Etc., Etc. Paris: Garnier Hermanos, [1901]. vii, 1787 pp. Main text in parallel columns. [With] Escriche, Joaquin. Pi y Arsuaga, Francisco, Editor. Novisima Edicion del Diccionario Razonado de Legislacion y Jurisprudencia. Acompanada de un Extenso Suplemento que Contiene mas de 700 Articulos con Notas y Referencias a las Principales Legislaciones Latino-Americanas y el Extracto de Diez y Seis de Sus Constituciones, Compilado, Concordado y Comentado por D. Francisco Pi y Arsuaga. Paris: Garnier Hermanos, 1901. viii, 500 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Uniform contemporary quarter calf over pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt ornaments to spines, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear, crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page. Toning and occasional light browning to text, early owner signature to front free endpaper of Diccionario, interior otherwise clean. * First published in 1831, this eminent dictionary went though several editions in the nineteenth century and reached its latest edition in 1998. Along with imprints issued in Madrid and Paris were several issued by Latin American publishers in Mexico City, Caracas, Valparaiso, Santiago and Bogata. It is a comprehensive work with lengthy descriptions. The Diccionario has an appendix that compares the Spanish constitutions of 1869 and 1876. As their titles indicate, our volumes have supplemental material about Latin America. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies identical to ours, one in North America (at the University of Michigan Law School). These editions not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Genealogy And Memoirs Of Charles And Nathaniel Stearns, And Their Descendants

      Syracuse: Courier Printing Company, 1901. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Research) VAN WAGENEN, Mrs. Avis Stearns. Genealogy And Memoirs Of Charles And Nathaniel Stearns, And Their Descendants. Syracuse: Courier Printing, 1901. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo. Toning and Foxing. PO Bookplate. Binding slightly shaken. Spotting and wear to boards. Good. $1000.00

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        Chess Digest; Containing the Opening Moves of Over Fifteen thousand Games ... 1850-1902

      4 volumes: 472 pages with diagrams, tables and appendix; 446 pages with tables and diagrams; 518 pages with diagrams and tables; 693 pages with frontispiece, diagrams, tables, appendix and index. Quarto (11" x 7 3/4") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt lettering to cover with pictorial chess board. (Betts: 49-51) First edition. Volume 1 published in 1901; volume 2 published in 1902; volume 3 published in 1903. There was a fourth volume published in 1905 which is not contained in this set. An encyclopaedia of opening practices in tabulated form. Volume one covers the Ruy Lopez, Three and Four Knights' Games, Giuoco Piano, Scotch Gambit, and Two Knights' Defence. Volume two covers Evans Gambit, Ponziani, Petroff's Defence, Philidor's Defence, and King's Gambits. Volume three covers Centre Gambit, Centre Counter Defence, French Defence, various queen's pawn openings and others. Volume 1 thru 3 include illustrative games. The variations themselves are often taken well into the middle-game, with the whole game shown in many instances. The sources of all games are given; also bibliographical references to the major publications so that the reader is able to pursue these to obtain commentaries on the games. Judgments on the positions reached in each variation are not given. Condition: Corners bumped, extremities rubbed. Dundee Chess Club Stamp on title, volume two and three front inner hinge beginning, slightly shaken, volume four front inner hinge cracked with first gathering detached, book plate on front paste down else a good to very good copy of a scare item.

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        Francis Parkman's Works. New Library Edition:

      03 - Boston - Little, Brown, and Company, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce full collection of New Library Edition of Francis Parkman's Works with photogravure illustrations to frontispieces and with maps and illustrations throughout some volumes. together with A Life of Francis Parkmanby Charles Haight Farnhamillustrated with portraits. In twelve volumes complete with an additional volume. Volumes are as follows:Pioneers of France in the New World France and England in North AmericaPart First (in one volume); The Jesuits in North America France and England in North AmericaPartSecond(in one volume); La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West France and England in North AmericaPart Third (in one volume);The Old Regime in Canada France and England in North AmericaPart Fourth(in one volume);Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV. France and England in North AmericaPart Fifth (in one volume);A Half Century of Conflict. France and England in North America Part Sixth (in two volumes);Moncalm and Wolfe. France and England in North America Part Seventh(in two volumes);The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the India War After the Conquest of Canada (in two volumes);The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (in one volume). Francis Parkman (1823 - 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic. Parkman has been hailed as one of America's great historians and as a master of narrative history. His work has been praised by historians who have published essays in new editions of his work, including Pulitzer Prize winners C. Vann Woodward, Allan Nevins and Samuel Eliot Morison, along with Wilbur R. Jacobs, John Keegan, William Taylor, Mark Van Doren, David Levin, among others. Famous artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and Frederic Remington have illustrated Parkman's books. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown also stating '13 volumes'. W. B. Clarke Co. Booksellers and Stationers labels to front free endpapers. Condition: In cloth bindings with decorative gilt spines. Externally, in excellent condition with minor wear to extremities and odd slight mark and slight stainsto boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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