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      London: Freemantle & Co. 1901 - First edition, 26 x 20cm (large 8vo), in publisher's ivory diaper-grain cloth w/gilt floral decoration to fr. cover & gilt title to fr. cover & spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-iv] v-xxiv, 1-135 [136] pp. (a couple of sections unopened) +frontis portrait & numerous unpaginated plates, w/30 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton, etc. after Rossetti, Millais & Holman Hunt, & 6 photogravures of drawings by the artists. Stated Limited Edition (76/150) printed on unwatermarked handmade paper by the Riverside Press Ltd., Edinburgh. Binding Good (spine darkened w/edges of covers less so, & extremities sl. bumped & worn); contents Very Good (frontis moderately creased w/short mended tear to upper fore-edge, & deckle edges a bit dusty). Fredeman p.280, Ray 148B, de Beaumont 376. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        The Novels of Samuel Richardson

      Croscup & Sterling, New York., 1901. New edition. With a Life of the Author, and Introductions, by William Lyon Phelps. Octavo. Twenty volumes. One of 56 numbered copies made from sheets of the Autograph Edition of 306 copies, each volume with a hand-coloured tissue-guarded frontispiece and specially bound in three quarter dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers. Top edges gilt.One volume professionally repaired at front joint and another starting to weaken. Faint rubbing to edges. A very good set indeed. Handsome.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Le Bloc. Collection complète du N°1 de la première année fin Janvier 1901 au N°11 de la deuxième année du 15 Mars 1902

      First edition of this weekly magazine and entirely written by Georges Clemenceau and complete in 60 installments. Binding to bradel half red calico, smooth back with a gold finial, initials and golden double tail thread, marbled paper boards, dish first cover of the first installment preserved, contemporary binding. Beautiful and rare complete set of 60 pamphlets. Le Bloc Paris Fin Janvier 1901-15 Mars 1902 16,5x25cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Works of Shakespeare.

      Grant Richards, London., 1901-4. First edition thus. The Edinburgh Folio edition. Folio. Ten volumes. One of 1000 numbered sets signed by the publisher on the colophon pages of all but the first two volumes. Engraved frontispieces. Cream and ochre buckram, leather title-labels on spines. Top edge gilt. Printed on laid paper. The pale buckram spines are a little grubby. Corners bumped. This is, nevertheless, a handsome and nicely printed set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        The Lord of the Sea

      London Grant Richards 1901 - 8vo. Publisher's tan cloth boards decorated and titled in black and red to front board and spine. Some light staining to front and rear boards, slight fraying and bumping to spine ends. Internally bright, fresh and clean. Ink ownership to front free endpaper. Front inner hinge starting. A very good copy. All very Shiel; kind of a melodramatic cross between Verne, lo-fi Poe, and Fleming. Untold riches salvaged from a meteorite enable a shadowy powerful chap to build giant floating fortresses to wrest control of the sea from the world's less visionary superpowers so that he can Nemo them into behaving with some sense of consequence. A well presented example of all that late 19th century "Peace through superior firepower" stuff that lasted right up until we actually saw what the superior firepower actually does when used. Shiel was without doubt one of the weirder writers of weird and speculative fiction, himself of multi ethnic heritage, he initially made a name for himself writing "Yellow Peril" fiction, a gig that was actually at the time specially commissioned to capitalise on West v. Far East paranoia and xenophobia and public interest in the mad scramble of Imperialist greed that resulted in the Boxer Rebellion and a number of other skirmishes and occupationary say that a lot of it (eventually published as The Yellow Danger in 1898) was what we would now view as gleefully racist would be something of an understatement. Like many writers of his era Shiel seems to have had a kind of post-Decadent obsession with racial integrity (which is both tragic and ironic considering his own heritage) and the desperately irritating concept of racial degeneration; his fiction is lush, elaborate and compelling, and very visibly a product of his contemporary social and artistic obsessions. When he wasn't writing what even he thought of as unworthy hack work, Shiel was capable of producing deeply visionary and sinister speculative fiction; The Lord of The Sea (originally plotted as "Notebook II" in Shiel's rather arcane system, suggesting a kind of 'Unified Fiction Theory' where his disparate works all play into each other, kind of a Moorcockian multiverse but with fewer bell bottoms), even read as a freestanding piece of fiction, is a fine example of his work. wtpc6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities]
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        Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte.

      New York: The Century Co., 1901.. 4 volumes, quarto. Handsomely bound in publisher's maroon cloth decoratively stamped in gilt and blind, top edges gilt. Illustrated with 291 plates and maps, 79 in colour. Engraved bookplate of A J Tulloch to each volume. Bindings lightly aged only. A near fine set. The Princeton historian's monumental biography of the French Emperor.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Limited ed. set of 8 large 4to William Morris works printed at the Chiswick Press for Longmans in Golden type The Aeneids of Virgil Done into English Verse & Architecture, Industry, and Wealth & Hopes and Fears for Art. Signs of Change & The Odyssey of Homer, Done into English & The Roots of the Mountains: Wherein is Told Somewhat of the Lives of

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1901–1902. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A full set of the eight books printed at the Chiswick Press with the Golden type designed by William Morris for the Kelmscott Press, 1901–1902. Published by Longmans, Green and Co. of London, New York and Bombay. Limited edition of 315 copies on hand-made paper with a W M and floral watermark, of which only 300 were for sale. 4to. 11 5/8" x 8¼" (29.5 x 21 cm). Bound in original quarter Holland-backed blue paper boards, with white linen spine. [iii], 238, [iv] pp. Printed in red and black Golden type. Spare labels tipped in. Paper-covered boards show mild wear to the corners with chips to some edges. Dust soiling to page edges. Spines uniformly faded from blue to brown-grey, showing little wear and not unpleasing in appearance. All square and solidly bound. Free from the usual spotting and foxing of books this age, excepting a few very light spots to some boards. Offsetting to endpapers of two books, still overall very nice copies with internal pages pristine, clean, white, and crisp. No internal markings whatsoever. All in all, the books are attractive and very well-preserved. Handsome copies, all unopened.

      [Bookseller: MRM Books]
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      Sand & Company, London and Edinburgh - [1901]. "Versed by Grimalkin". First edition. Thin quarto dark blue pictorial cloth stamped in red, brown and white. Illustrated with a color pictorial title page and 21 full-page b/w drawings by Wain. Cover edges rubbed and with some browning. Contents with a few short closed tears not affecting any images. Light finger soil. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Geschichte der Freiherren von Bodman : [I. Theil].

      [Lindau], o.V., (1894) [recte 1901]. - 4° (27x19), V, 572 S., 1 Bl., + 4 Lichtdrucktafeln mit 26 Abb.von Siegeln, grüner Oln mit dem StammWappen in silberDPräg und silberRTitel, SchmuckVorsätze, farb ill Titelblatt, Titelblatt etwas unfrisch und mit kleinem PfarrerStempel , sonst fest sauber und gepflegt, Die Arbeit erschien in 2 Teilen (veröffentlicht in den Bodenseevereinsschriften).- Vorliegender erster Band enthält chronologisch geordnet, Urkunden in Abschrift oder im Auszug (Regesten) von 1070 bis 1901, sowie Mitteilungen, welche, von Zeitgenossen verzeichnet, Glauben verdienen. Einige Aufzeichnungen von Chronisten, welche nicht leicht einzureihen sind oder offenbar in das Reich der Fabeln gehören, sind als Anhang dem ersten Teil beigefügt. (nach Bodman).- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Stiftskirche]
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        Traité de chimie industrielle à l'usage des chimistes, des ingénieurs, des métallurgistes, des industriels, des fabricants de produits chimiques, des agriculteurs, des écoles d'art et manufactures et de métiers, etc, etc

      Paris, Masson, 1901, in-8, 2 volumes, VII-942 pp. + [6]-884 pp, demi-chagrin havane de l'époque, Quatrième édition française, entièrement refondue. Nombreuses figures sur bois dans le texte. Tampon annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris Dos insolés. Bolton, 2nd Supplement, p. 84.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Électro-chimie (Exposition universelle internationale de 1900)

      Paris, Imprimerie nationale, 1901, in-4, 96 pages, broché, non coupé, Rapport peu courant rédigé par Henri Becquerel pour l'exposition universelle de 1900 (Rapports du jury international, classe 24. Exposition universelle internationale de 1900. Ministère du commerce, de l'industrie, des postes et des télégraphes).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        NATORI-GUSA 1, 2

      1901. Fine. [DESIGN] YOSHII Seisen, designer. NATORI-GUSA Ichi, Ni. Kyoto: Honda Unkindo, Meiji 36 [1901]. 25.5 x 18 cm., string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, printed title on printed covers. The first 60 images from a series of kimono designs by Seisen, published by the important design house, Unkindo. HANAKURABE by Seisen was shown in the design book exhibition, done at Stanford, catalogued in ZUANCHO IN KYOTO. The Unkindo catalog from 1902 indicates that, though this work was slated to run to three volumes, only one had been published by then. The 1915 Unsodo catalog does not include the title so it is unclear whether volume three was ever finished. With beautifully printed color woodblock prints. Very good condition, some cover wear. fine impressions and colors.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Britain's Austral Empire. Portraits of the statesmen and officials concerned in the work of establishing the Commonwealth of Australia

      The portraits from life, drawn by Percy F. S. Spence. The letterpress by G. Firth Scott. London : Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1901. Folio, gilt-decorated cloth portfolio (stained, the ties perished) containing one volume of letterpress text (pp. 54, top edge unopened), one volume of engraved plates with title guards of dignitaries associated with the Federation of Australia.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Up From Slavery (Presentation copy)

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1901. First edition. Very Good. Inscribed by the author: "To the Misses Stokes with kind wishes of Booker T. Washington. Feb. 14, 1902." Presented to Miss Caroline Phelps Stokes and her sister Olivia Phelps Stokes by the author on Valentine's Day, 1902. The Stokes sisters were well-known philanthropists from New York who were some of the early supporters of the author's school, the Tuskegee Institute. A very interesting association. Complete with the portrait frontispiece of the author with his facsimile signature. A Very Good copy with some minor wear to the spine ends, a small chip in the spine cloth and a light dampstain to the lower front board. A bit of foxing at the end papers and minor separation within the text block, but holding together and completely unrestored. Washington was born into slavery in 1856 in Virginia until he was emancipated at the close of the Civil War in 1865. After attending Hampton Institute and Wayland Seminary, he was chosen to head the Tuskegee Institute, where he remained until his death in 1915. Washington's political philosophy was generally one of non-confrontation, coupled with an emphasis on educating the African-American community, a philosophy of which his northern counterparts, most notably W.E.B. Dubois, were openly critical. "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome..." ("Up From Slavery" p. 39). Very Good.

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        The Inheritors. An Extravagant Story

      London: William Heinemann, 1901. First English edition, first issue. original yellow cloth, pictorially stamped in black, black-lettered spine. Slight rubbing and fading of spine, endpapers browned and with slight foxing, first few and last few leaves a little foxed, a few leaves opened carelessly, albeit a fine copy. Octavo. Without the dedication leaf, which was omitted from this printing but later tipped into some copies, at Conrad's insistence. Although it was to have been tipped in to all copies, Cagle reports that in his examination of 23 copies, the leaf was present in only four[Cagle A6(3), binding a. Keating 32. Wise 9].

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Nouveau manuel complet de la fabrication des colles

      Paris, L. Mulo, 1901, in-8, VI, 507, (1bl)pp, demi-basane rouge moderne, dos à faux nerfs, François Malepeyre est un rédacteur de plusieurs encyclopédies pratiques et éditeur. Nombreuses figures en noir. Couvertures conservées.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Lieutenant Gustl. Novelle. Illustriert von M. Coschell.

      Berlin S Fischer 1901 - 80 S. Orig.-Leinen mit aufkaschierter Deckelillustration. Erste Ausgabe.- Mit 19 teils ganzseitigen Zeichnungen von Moritz Coschell. - Name auf Titel, schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        Dictionnaire français-argot

      Flammarion 1901 - - Flammarion, Paris 1901, 13,5x22,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane caramel, dos à quatre nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, traces de frottements sur le dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé d'Aristide Bruant : "Pour mon cher confrère Goron, Paris l'an I du XXème siècle." Ouvrage illustré de gravures. Quelques rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Half-basal caramel binder, back with four nerves decorated with golden fleurons, traces of rubbing on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and paper counter to the vat, Contemporary binding. Autographed autograph dedication of the author of Aristide Bruant: "For my dear brother Goron, Paris the year I of the XXème century." Illustrated book of engravings. Some foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Yachting The Badminton Library (Vol 2 only)

      LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO., LONDON 1901 - Previous owner's impressed stamp on title page and front endpaper, corners bumped, rubbed extremities, black and white illustrations, pages age toned, foxing throughout. DATE PUBLISHED: 1901 EDITION: SECOND ED 488 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Amir Khusrau-e-Dehlavi. (Odes 1-60).: The text with an introduction, giving an account of the life and writings of the poet, literal translation, and full explanatory notes.

      Bombay "Mustafai Printing Press" 1901 - A scarce privately printed text with introduction by a teacher at Elphinstone College. Original cloth, gilt. Spine slightly rubbed. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Hrsg.). Blühende Kakteen (Iconographia Cactacearum). Im Auftrag der Deutschen Kakteen-Gesellschaft. Bde. 1-3 in 6 Bdn. Neudamm, Neumann, 1901-1904 und 1910-1921). Mit insgesamt 168 (von 180) ganzseitigen farblithographierten, teils beikolor. Tafeln von Toni Gürke, jeweils mit Seidenhemdchen und begleitender Textseite. Teile 1-4 (von Band 1; ohne Teil 5) in 4 Bdn. mit den Tafeln 1-48, sowie Bde. 2 und 3 in 2 Bdn. mit den Tafeln 61-180. 4°. 4 OHlwd.-Bde. und 2 grüne goldgepr. OLwd.-Bde. (berieben, leicht bestoßen, etwas fleckig).

      1901 - Nissen, BBI 1818.- Im Auftrag der Deutschen Kakteen-Gesellschaft nach dem Tod von Prof. Dr. Karl Schumann herausgegen durch Max Gürke später durch F. Vaupel.- Enthält schöne farbintensive Chromlithographien.- Es fehlt der 5. Teil vom 1. Band.- Teile 1-4 vom 1. Band mit Namensstempel auf dem Titel.- Einige Seidenhemdchen sowie einzelnde Textseiten gering zum Teil stärker stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Bauernstube in Schwaben. Öl auf Malpappe.

      1901 - Signiert "W. Tilke", datiert "Mai 01" und bezeichnet (geritzt), schwer leserlich "[.] in Rottenburg" oder "Vorbach bei Rothenburg". Lichtdurchflutetes Interieur einer schlichten Bauernstube in Rottenburg. Der Bauer sitzt Pfeife rauchend am rechten Bildrand, vor ihm auf dem Tisch steht ein Bierkrug mit Zinndeckel. Durch die niedrigen Fenster strömt viel Licht in den Gastraum. - Minimale, kaum störende Farbabplatzung im Bereich der Signatur und an wenigen Stellen über das Bild verstreut. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Catalogue of the Collection of Birds' Eggs in the British Museum (Natural History) Vol I-V

      London: British Museum, 1901-1912. , 79 col plates. . HB. 5 vols, 8vo, orig. brown cloth, rubbed, a few marks to boards. One gathering working slightly loose in Vol. II. A little marginal foxing to plates in Vol. I. Vols I-III with Rowland Ward's ticket to endpapers, Vols I-IV with ownership signature of Goland Clarke (1875-1944). Clarke was a cavalry officer in the British Army, who saw action in the Second Boer War (1900-1902), and in the First World War (1914-1918) during the Gallipoli campaign and in Sinai and Palestine. He was also a big game hunter, naturalist and collector. In 1904 he became a member of the British Ornithologists' Union. An note on his death published in Ibis, 91 (1949) states that he was, 'an exceptionally good field naturalist, and his knowledge of the breeding habits of European birds was extensive. He made collections in various parts of Europe and in Africa, and his name is commemorated by a species of Weaver named after him, Heterhyphankes golandi, the type of which is still unique.'. 5-volume set, complete, with 79 fine chromolithographic plates of birds' eggs after H. Grönvold, printed by Pawson & Brailsford, Sheffield. Scarce. Vol. I: Ratitae. Carinatae (Tinamiformes-Lariformes), pp. xxiii, 252, 22, 18 plates, 1901; Vol. II: Carinatae (Charadriiformes-Strigiformes), pp. xx, 400, 24, 15 plates, 1902; Vol. III: Carinatae (Psittaciformes-Passeriformes), xxiv, 349, 24, 10 plates, 1903; Vol. IV: Carinatae (Passeriformes cont.), xviii, 352, 25, 14 plates, 1905; Vol. V: Carinatae (Passeriformes completed), xxiii, 547, 29, 22 plates, 1912. Vols I-IV by E.W. Oates (Vols III-IV assisted by Capt. Savile G. Reid); Vol. V by W.R. Ogilvie-Grant..

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      New York, London, Montreal: The Abbey Press Publishers, [1901].. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-268 [269-274: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], title page printed in red and black, original pictorial gray cloth, front panel stamped in black, red and yellow, spine panel stamped in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Narrator shipwrecked in the Pacific is discovered by a race of intelligent mice whose civilization is based upon information gathered from secret expeditions to lands inhabited by men. Marginally utopian, mostly satire: not a children's book. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 161. Bleiler (1978) p. 43. Reginald 02947. A fine copy of a scarce book. (#151630)

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        Les Petits Vieux

      Hacon & Ricketts, London 1901 - 17 pages. Petit format in-12 oblong. Tirage limité à 230 exemplaires, dont 200 pour la vente ; le nôtre ne comporte pas de numéro de justification ; est-il l'un des exemplaires non destinés à la vente ? Le frontispice en couleurs et les lettres ornées ont été dessinés par Lucien PISSARRO (1863-1944) et gravés sur bois par Lucien et Esther PISSARRO. Grandes lettrines et 1 cul-de-lampe (gravés sur bois), un en 2 tons, les autres en bistre. En fin d'ouvrage, l'on trouve un grand logo de la maison d'édition de l'artiste (ERAGNY PRESS, Pissarro E. et. L London), dans le pur style Art Nouveau, en noir. Couverture rigide au cartonnage orné de l'éditeur, tranche supérieure dorée. Prévoir une réduction des frais de port, catégorie enveloppe renforcée environ 300 g ; nous vous renseignons volontiers. Etat : bon, état d'ancienneté. Couverture : assez bon, un peu défraîchie, accroc (collé) sur le dos. Intérieur : bon, mais fragilité, des pages se détachant. 12.4 x 16.5 x 0.9 cm oblong 105g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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        The Love-Letters of the King Or, The Life Romantic

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1901. First American edition. viii, [2], 281, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth gilt, upper cover pictorial, t.e.g. Front inner hinge repaired. Bright, very good plus coy. Bookplate of Adeline Tintner. First American edition. viii, [2], 281, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Edith Wharton. Choice presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Mrs Edith Wharton, with admiration, from Richard Le Gallienne. New York, April 1901". Adeline Tintner was a New York scholar of Henry James and Edith Wharton.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Collection of Two Early American Mugshots

      Massachusetts 1901 - Albumen print. Mounted on card. Two mugshots of the turning of the century on printed card. On the verso the offender's identification number, name, the committed crime (both larceny), age (18 and 30), birth place, physical description, the officer's name, date of arrest (October 12, 1896 and April 1, 1901) and remarks: both "sentenced to Mass. Reformatory", the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord. Early and rare format of mugshots. One slightly trimmed and with trace of bend. Both in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        [Broadside]: Theatre Royal, Dewsbury: Prof. Antonio's Company, Including the Wonderful Little People... Colibris Midgets Including Princess Teresa, Heroine of the late Elopement Case with Prince Karoli, of Paris... Marvelous Wire Act by Princess Suzika and Prince Giovanni... Effie Morton Male Impersonator...

      Dewsbury: Dawson & Son, Printers. 1901. Large broadside. Approximately 9.75" x 30". Printed in blue ink in several type sizes. Several old horizontal folds and small nicks and tears, about very good. Broadside for an entertainment featuring little people, acrobats, trapeze artists, and others. The broadside gives a laundry list of details about the various players, this particular performance is advertised for the week of July 29th, 1901. Dewsbury is in Yorkshire. A very attractive broadside utilizing various display types. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ball der Stadt Wien 9. Februar 1901. (Im Gebiete der II. Kaiser Franz-Josefs-Hochquellen-Leitung). Hülle entworfen von Professor K. Moser. Text von Leopold Hörmann. Zusammengestellt von Martin Gerlach.

      Wien, 1901. - Erstausgabe einer der aufwändigsten und schönsten Wiener Ballspenden; absolut komplett mit der fast immer fehlenden Tanzkarte und dem Bleistift in der dafür vorgesehenen Halterung. - Schuber tlw. beschabt. Rücken des Einbands etw. nachgedunkelt. Rechte untere Ecke des Buchblocks m. schwacher Knickspur. Leicht stockfleckig. - Bernhard, Wiener Ballspenden S. 14f.; Neuwirth, Blühender Jugendstil, Bd. 2, S. 87; Kat. Jugendstil, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe 1987, S. 308, Nr. 257. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8° (16 x 8 cm). Mit zahlr. Abbildungen nach photogr. Aufnahmen von Martin Gerlach jun. u. einer Zeichnung von Josef Sturm. 32 nn. Bll., OLwd. m. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt (von Koloman Moser; Ausführung bei der Firma Backhausen „Forellendekor") in OSamtschuber m. farb. emaillierte Metallmontierung (Messing), Kordel, rundem Anstecker m. dem emaillierten Wiener Stadtwappen sowie auf der Rückseite mit der in die Spange eingesteckten Tanzkarte m. Bleistift. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Ohne Titel. [Zirkusmanege mit zwei Elefanten und Dompteur.] Aquarell, unten rechts monogrammiert u. datiert. [19]64. Blattgröße 31,7 : 48,5 cm. - Im zeitgenössischen Goldrahmen.

      - Ernst Witt (Hamburg 1901 - 1977 Hamburg) war Schüler bei A. Illies und J. Wohlers an der Hamburger Kunstgewerbeschule. - Mitbegründer der "Gruppe von 1945" und des Baukreises.

      [Bookseller: Michael Lehr Antiquariat für Literatur]
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        Decorative Flower Studies

      London - B T Batsford, 1901 Book. Good. Hardcover. A colourfully illustrated work by J Foord. With all forty plates which are facsimiles of original drawings by Foord. Each plate is accompanied by an instructional portionon the plants, their origins, where theygrow etc. These drawings are aimed at students, artists and others with an interest in botany. Condition: In the original full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the front board and to the spine. Externally, worn. Cloth is lifting at the extremities and to the backstrip at the front joint. Rubbing to the board edges and to the spine. Spots to boards. Front joint is starting but firm. Front endpapers and half-title page are detached but present. Rear endpaper is detached but present. Internally, binding is loosening in places, otherwise is generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Spots to the first and last few pages. Occasional handlingmarks and light spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Cinq Années de Ma Vie 1894-1899

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.. Very Good. 1901. Hardcover. 2 p.l. & 212 pages; A remarkably rare and legally significant copy of the 1901 memoirs by Alfred Dreyfus, the French Army officer at the heart of a cruel forgery and subsequent miscarriage of justice known as the "Dreyfus Affair" -- which has reverberated around the civilized world from 1894, when Dreyfus was falsely accused of treason to France, right through to the present day. This copy was never published in any usual sense, nor was it ever offered for sale to the public. In this case, the old saying is incorrect -- one can judge from the cover that this book is different, and special. The front cover has the two-tone cloth and decorative gilt-stamped title (in English), of the normal edition published by McClure, Phillips in New York. But the spine is nearly a half-inch thinner than normal, and has a neatly-handwritten title in French written in ink at the head -- [substituted for the usual U. S. trade edition of the English translation, which displayed a title lettered in gilt, all in capital letters: FIVE / YEARS / OF / MY LIFE / [Fleur de lys device in gilt] ALFRED / DREYFUS / and at bottom McCLURE / PHILLIPS / & CO"]. This made-up French text edition is one of two copies legally filed for copyright at the Library of Congress with the following physical marks in evidence of this remarkable fact: The paper Library of Congress label is mounted with glue to the lower spine -- the LC Classification "DC" is printed, the rest ("354 / D78") is supplied in ink ms. along with the notation at the bottom of the label - "Copy 2". The Library of Congress, "Copyright Deposit" bookplate is mounted to the front paste-down, with penciled class and book numbers repeated from the label on the spine, and the note: "Copy 2". The (blank) front free-endpaper facing this bookplate has the modern Library of Congress "Surplus-Duplicate" stamp in blue ink, (making this copy legally possible to buy and sell). The title page has a perforated stamp: "LIBRARY OF CONGRESS" (there is also an ink stamp in small blue letters: "L. of C." at the foot of page 99). On the copyright page (the verso of the title page), there is a rectangular ink stamp reading: "The Library of Congress | Two Copies Received | April 24 1901 | Copyright Entry | (The Date is repeated and the Class and Number for copyright, different from the Class and book numbers entered on the label, are handwritten in ink) | At the bottom of this retangular stamp is the stamped notation COPY B" There is also, at the foot of this page, a penciled notation with the Class and Book number repeated in pencil, and this is now crossed through with a diagonal line. Finally, the date "APR 24 1901" is also inkstamped at the head of the rear free endpaper. (On the blank recto of this leaf, there is another date stamped in ink: "May. 9. 1901" The verso of the title page has two statements and three short paragraphs which explain what this remarkable copy represents. "Copyright, 1901, By August F. Jaccaci. / Copyright, 1901, By McClure, Phillips, & Co." The first man named, August Florian Jaccaci, was born in Fontainebleau, France in 1856. After traveling extensively in various countries including Mexico and Cuba, he settled in the United States in the early 1880s. He worked briefly as an artist in the Midwest, creating murals on commission, including a mural in the Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jaccaci then moved to New York City and worked as art editor for Century magazine (where S. S. McClure was also briefly employed). He became art editor of 'McClure's Magazine' at its founding in 1896. Evidently, S. S. McClure referred to himself, Jacacci, and his partner John Phillips as "The Three Muskeeteers" in the founding of McClure's Magazine. Jaccaci evidently "induced" Alfred Dreyfus to write these memoirs and made the business arrangements for publication in several languages in 1901. It should be noted that Samuel Sidney McClure's first publishing business was McClure's Syndicate (1884), which would become America's first profitable literary syndicate. The firm's operations entailed buying literary properties from authors, and reselling publication rights to newspapers and other publishers. McClure's syndicate would eventually alter America's market for literary properties, by distributing and promoting such American writers as Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, and Sarah Orne Jewett. The firm broadened its horizons to introduce several English authors to the American reading public, including Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Arthur Conan Doyle. It is not impossible that since August F. Jaccaci was a McClure employee when he acquired publication rights to Alfred Dreyfus's 'Cinq Années de Ma Vie' -- that McClure, Phillips was more than just another of several firms publishing this timely text in 1901, but may have instigated the entire global undertaking. This theory would help explain the lengths and expense undertaken by McClure to produce and legally register two physical copies of this text in the author's original French. Just under the two statements of the copyright holders identities is the paragraph which explains the existence of this French text with a US title page: "The book has been set up and printed in America / in French and English. Both the original text / and the translation are protected by copyright." The next paragraph, in French, is the assertion of copyright for the countries which were signatories to the 1886 Berne Convention. The first paragraph was necessary for the New York firm of McClure, Phillips because the United States did not sign on to the Berne Convention accords for 102 years, for reasons too complex to go into here: "Tous droits de traduction et reproduction reservespour tous pays, y compris la Suede et la Norwege."The last statement has to do with compliance with the British registration, (which was at odds with the Berne Convention, but irrelevant to our copy's existence): "Entered at Stationers' Hall, London, England." All these statements appear set exactly alike in all the copies which McClure, Phillips published with Dreyfus's text in English translation in 1901. And these normal copies also have the printer's slug for the production of these U.S. copies in English, just below the statements cited above: "UNIVERSITY PRESS - JOHN WILSON AND SON " CAMBRIDGE, U. S. A." It is interesting that the present copy does not have this printer's statement; it was legally necessary for the setting and printing of this copy to have taken place in the United States. The setting of these 212 pages in French may have been done by any of several firms of job-printers experienced with the language, or the setting may have been done "in house" at McClure, Phillips. Certainly, John Wilson / University Press could have done this job had the publisher requested it of them. The other variance is that the title page used for this special documentary copy is unlike the title page of the "normal" copies. Ours has both the usual New York imprint of McClure, Phillips, and the added imprint of London, with the UK address of the firm stated: "Hastings House, Norfolk Street, Strand." The McClure, Phillips device is the same as used in the U.S. (English text) copies: a pictorial roundel depicting an old-fashioned printing house with the surrounding text in Latin, with the imprint and the date: 1901." It is useful here to point out that the British edition of the English translation was published in London by Newnes, rather than the British branch of McClure, Phillips. [Newnes evidentally did not purchase rights to the French text, or did not find it necessary to take extraordinary steps to protect such rights. No evidence exists that they ever set up copies for Britain in French]. U.S. copyright law was a big deal for international publishers and writers, both due to the huge potential size of the U.S. market for books, and because the U.S. had its own legally complex copyright system, entirely outside the European norms of the Berne Convention. The original Paris edition of 'Cinq Années de Ma Vie' in French has a corroborating statement about the U.S. copyright at the foot of the leaf facing the title page (The recto of this leaf is the half title, and the verso contains the tirage statement concerning the limitation of the special copies ("500 exemplaires ... sur vélin; Et 50 exemplaires sur papier du Japon, numerotes a la presse.") The copyright statement in full, reads: "Cet ouvrage a été composé et imprimé en francais et en anglais dans les Etats-Unis d'Amérique, ou le texte francais et la composition anglaise sont protégés par le "Copyright." Copyright 1901 par A. F. Jaccaci." The text of our special setting for copyright protection ends with the conclusion of the main text, as contained on page 333 of the Paris, 1901 edition: "Mon coeur ne sera apaise que lorsqui; il n'y aura pas un Francais qui m'impute le crime abominable qu'un autre a commis." This is the last sentence on the final page, 212, of this rare McClure, Phillips copyright setting. The Paris 1901 edition continues past Dreyfus's heart-felt concluding promise with a section devoted to letters written by Dreyfus to the Ministre de L'Interieur, and several letters by Dreyfus addressed to the "President de la Republique." This section has a separate sectional title: "Appendice" -- and the text of the letters occupies pp. 337-360. McClure, Phillips' "normal" 1901 edition with the text in English translation also truncates these letters; the text ends on page 310 with this same concluding sentence in a very literal translation: "My heart will never be satisfied while there is a single Frenchman who imputes to me the abominable crime which another committed." The appendix, containing letters from Dreyfus pleading his case to high authorities, is omitted. This book is not unique, but I would suggest that being one of four known copies signals this legally-required copyright specimen as an extreme rarity. Circumstances of the current location of the other three make it highly unlikely that any other copy has ever been, or ever again will be available for sale. The Library of Congress catalogue asserts that the Library retains possession of "Copy A' of the original pair. OCLC (accession number 15670984) locates two additional copies besides the LC's "Copy A" -- one at Brandeis University; the other at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. [The Brandeis copy has the ownership signature of Alice G. Brandeis - Mrs. Louis D. Brandeis; as America's first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Brandeis and his family were no strangers to the nature and consequences of anti-semitism. The provenance and history of the UMass-Amherst copy is not mentioned in the library's catalogue entry...]. I can find no current evidence of the existence of other copies besides these four. Ours would be of extraordinary interest even if it were falling apart or defective; as it happens, it is in excellent condition. The partially-improvised binding is clean and tight, with just a bit of toning to the spine and some faint rubbing -- (limited to the points of the spine ends and the LC's paper library label). The Library of Congress Copyright Deposit bookplate has been crossed out in pencil lines (usual practice for Surplus Duplicate books sold through the old program of the LC Division of Gift and Exchange). Apart from the Library marks (which, of course, in this copy are all of great interest and significance), the text block is clean and in excellent condition. It should not be necessary to outline the details or importance of the Dreyfus Affair in this catalogue description. Anti-semitism is at its core; the development and consequences of the injustice done to Alfred Dreyfus would nearly cleave French society. The reverberations of the Dreyfus Affair were still in effect at the time of the Holocaust, which will mark the twentieth century for special attention as long as human history is recorded and studied. Books have their stories -- to call this one extraordinary is an understatement. .

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        Histoire de Cinquante Ans, 1851-1901, Les Fils de C. F. Bally a Schoenenwerd

      L'Imprimerie Kreis a Bale, Schoenenwerd (Switzerland) 1901 - Slim quarto [31 cm] Original brown cloth backed thick pictorial cardboard covers. Tan floral endpapers. With three full-page bright color plates of shoe samples, four phototype plates, and numerous black and white photo reproductions and line drawings. Very good. The covers have a general layer of light soiling and staining, the boards are a bit creased, and the underlying boards are exposed at the edges. There are thin cracks in the endpapers along the hinges, however the book is very sturdy. The tissue guards and the phototype plates are mildly foxed, the preliminary and terminal leaves are more heavily foxed, and there is very occasional minor soiling on the pages. A 50-year celebration of the internationally acclaimed shoe company, Bally, with a history, photos, and color plates of their shoes and more. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1901. The Warwick edition. 12 volumes, octavo (166 x 105 mm). Contemporary green half calf, green cloth sides, titles to spines gilt, decorated gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Half-titles and title pages printed in red and black. Minor rubbing to extremities, occasional faint scratches to boards; an excellent set. An attractive library set of Eliot's works. Eliot "skilfully, sympathetically, and wittily puts difficult choices before her characters, showing their frailty in both comic and tragic mode and analysing their often mixed and confused motives" (ODNB). This edition is uncommon as a complete set, with just one set traced on OCLC and four traced at auction.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Vienna, [6. XII. 1901]. - 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To Ludwig M. König, son of the textile wholesaler family Johann König & Son, Vienna, apologizing for not beeing able to comply König's kind invitation, which was apparently related to a season ticket for the opera or theater. Klimt, and especially his life companion Emilie Flöge and her fashion boutique, were in close business contact with König & Son. - Somewhat wrinkled and dusty; small tears re-backed.

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        A Message To Garcia And Thirteen Other Things Signed [ Limited #1 Of 50, Signed By Author And Illustrator]

      East Autora, New York: Roycrofters. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1901. Leather. hand illuminated; . .. As written by Fra Elbertus at their shop which is in East Aurora, New York. A, D. Nineteen hundred one. Description: (Illustrated Books) 1 Vol. Hubbard, Elbert. A Message to Garcia and Thirteen Other Things. East Aurora, New York, 1901. #1 of 50 hand illuminated copies on Imperial Japanese Vellum, signed by Elbert Hubbard and Elsie Whitney (the illuminator). 8vo, original three-fourths green morocco, gilt, richly gilt decorated and lettered spine, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed; corners just bumped, head and foot of front joint rubbed and just starting to crack, joints very occasionally rubbed. Frontispiece portrait, hand colored decorated title page, initials, tail pieces and colophon. First front blank torn and separated, ink gift inscription on second front blank. Very occasional, very minor internal dust smudging, slightly toned. The very first copy printed of his most famous work. ; Signed by Author & Illustrator; 0 .

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        The Marrow of Tradition

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow cloth, stamped in silver and black. Lovely copy. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Chestnutt's fourth novel, his "magnum opus," according to Whitehead, and his scarcest book. Whiteman, p. 15

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      London:: George Newnes, Ltd.,. 1901.. First UK edition. "One of Wells better known and altogether delightful scientific romances" and "an example of Wells humour and satire at its best" (Feir 18). In Currey's first-issue binding of gilt-stamped, dark-blue cloth boards with black endpapers and copyright page blank (later issues are in light blue cloth stamped in black). Twelve full-page illustrations, including the frontispiece, tipped in. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed, but overall a very nice copy of one of a classic. .

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        Two field postcards of a soldier ("Emil") of the German troops at the second international expeditionary force in China.

      China, 1901. - (Oblong) 8vo. Altogether (1+1 =) 2 pp. on 2 fol. Each with autogr. address and a fine watercolor. Interesting documents from the China campaign on the occasion of the Boxer Uprising (aka Righteous Harmony Society Movement). The author reports to his cousin in Munich about the advance of the troops and various military operations, especially those in Tshang-cheng in March 1901, illustrating the battle in the mountains near the city. The other map shows the city walls of Beijing, represented "by a German painter." - Small damages to edges, slight kink fold and slightly browned.

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      New York, London, Montreal: The Abbey Press Publishers, [1901].. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-268 [269-274: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], title page printed in red and black, original pictorial gray cloth, front panel stamped in black, red and yellow, spine panel stamped in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Narrator shipwrecked in the Pacific is discovered by a race of intelligent mice whose civilization is based upon information gathered from secret expeditions to lands inhabited by men. Marginally utopian, mostly satire: not a children's book. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 161. Bleiler (1978) p. 43. Reginald 02947. A fine copy of a scarce book. (#151630)

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      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name in pencil above the author's signature and also on the front pastedown. Mild rubbing to the spine edges and tips. Near Fine. Original gilt-lettered red cloth. Frontispiece portrait with printed signature of Washington. Classic turn-of-the-century autobiography, a testament to the virtues of hard work and unrelenting effort, by the successor to Frederick Douglass as the foremost American black leader of his time. Born a slave, Washington founded Tuskegee Institute, becoming its first president, at the age of 25. This copy of his best known book is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper: "Booker T. Washington/April 22, 1901." Signed First Editions of this classic of African-American history are quite uncommon.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1901 : 1901 Original Hardback Wisden Very Good Condition

      1901. Hi, Here we have a rare 1901 Original Hardback Wisden, it is in Very Good Condition and without restoration. Just the 6th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is very bright to front board with slight fading to the spine, the spine has a couple of small marks but the boards are very good, clean and sharp, tiny crease to the top right of the front board. Inside it is excellent, the hinges are very strong as can be seen in the pictures and the yellow inside pages are very bright as are the white pages that follow. Hardly any foxing and an excellent photoplate a very good copy of this rare Wisden.

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