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        The End of an Epoch

      William Blackwood, London 1901 - London, William Blackwood, 1901. First Edition. First Impression. A rare book. Presumed first issue, with ads dated '7/01' and a stamp to the title page 'With the Publisher's Compliments.' The author's only title, and thought by Bleiler to be heavily influenced by The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel. The Shiel work was rejected by a publisher, and then this work mysteriously appeared. Shiel made accusations of plagiarism. Whether or not that was the case, remains to be seen. Regardless, the book's hard to find. A near fine copy with a little bumping to the spine tips and some dustiness to the top of the block. Endpapers toned, front edge dusty and a little spotted. [5672, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'arte di Juno Lucina in Roma. Soria dell'ostetricia dalle sue origini fino al secolo XX con documenti inediti.

      - Roma, Sallustiana, 1901. 4to (28.5 x 19.2 cm). xxiii, 248 pp., 46 text illustrations, one large, triple-folding plate. Contemporary full vellum, rich gilt. Panels with bevelled edges, elaborate gilt floral borders and gilt vignette of the Romulus and Remus and the wolf, S.P.Q.R., on the front board. Spine with gilt patterns and title. Gilt-patterned endpapers. l A rare work on the history of obstetrics from its beginnings up to the 20th century with unpublished documents. "In ancient Roman religion and myth, Lucina was the goddess of childbirth who safeguarded the lives of women in labour. Lucina was also an epithet for Juno. The name was generally taken to mean 'she who brings children into the light'" (Wikipedia). A sumptuously bound dedication copy, with the handwritten, signed and dated [12.XI.1901] dedication by the author to Duke Carl Theodor of Bavaria. Some mild foxing to the endpapers. Text clean. A unique, magnificent copy of this very rare work. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hassall, John - Henley rowing regatta.

      Feestelijkheden ter gelegenheid van de Henley Regatta op de Theems. Kleurenlithografie uit 1901 door John Hassall (1868-1948). Afm. afbeelding: ca. 46 x 66 cm Hassall maakte werken voor verschillende Britse kranten en is in Engeland een van de bekendste affichetekenaars. In zijn sterke contouren wordt hij be?nvloed door de Japanse prentkunst.. De Henley Regatta werd voor het eerst gehouden in 1839 en wordt, behalve tijdens de wereldoorlogen, sindsdien ieder jaar gehouden. De afbeelding van de prent komt uit de tijd dat ´Henley´ met name nog een publieksattractie met een funfair is, georganiseerd door de burgemeester en de bevolking van Henley. Pas later kwam de nadruk op het wedstrijd amateur roeien te liggen. Tegenwoordig is de Royal Regatta een vijfdaags evenement. Price: ?1.850,- (excl. VAT/BTW, incl. frame).

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      London: Hutchinson & Co, 1901.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-344 [345-348: ads dated "Autumn 1901"], inserted frontispiece, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, white and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "... an extraordinary novel of a man doomed to wander deathless through the ages, who several times meets the Wandering Jew, and in the end invents long-range guns with explosive shells in a 'world of if,' long before anybody else." - Sam Moskowitz, "George Griffith-Warrior of If" in George Locke (ed), The Raid of 'Le Vengeur' and Other Stories by George Griffith (1974), p. 44. "One of Griffith's rarest books ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 53. Reginald 06366. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Binding just slightly leaned, short insect track on front cover, early owner's name dated "October, 1902" on front paste-down with a bit of ghosting of same on front free endpaper, free endpapers a bit age-darkened (a fault common to this book and here, less than usual), a tight, bright, very good copy. An excellent copy of a scarce book rarely found in nice condition. (#149857)

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        Wall Street Stories

      First Edition of the Author's First BookLEF…VRE, Edwin. Wall Street Stories. New York: McClure, Phillips & CO., 1901.First edition. Author's first book. Octavo (6 7/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 175 x 118 mm) [8], 224, [5, publisher's ads], [3, blank] pp.Publisher's original dark green cloth. Front board ruled in blind. Front board and spine, lettered in gilt. Some light rubbing to extremities. Endpapers with some very light foxing. Binding slightly skewed. Internally, very clean. Overall about fine.This is the first book by the acclaimed Wall Street journalist, turned novelist. This book is made up of eight short stories pertaining to the happenings on Wall Street. Many of Lefevre's stories were originally printed in McClure's Magazine during 1900."Eight tales of the habits and customs of Wall Street. Some are thinly-veiled portraits of well-known Wall Street characters such as James R. Keene and Daniel Drew" (Hess Collection).Einaudi. Goldsmiths'. Kress.HBS 67852.$1,850

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        China and the Allies (Two Vols.)

      William Heinenmann, London 1901 - Two vol. set of hard back books titled CHINA AND THE ALLIES by A. Henry Savage-Landor. Published by William Heinenmann in 1901. Illustrated with maps and vintage photographs. Boards show moderate soiling with ends of spines frayed - tips bumped - several small tears/splits along spines edge - several pages loose - light foxing on margins of a few pages. Good reading copies. International shipping will require additional charge. Bookseller since 1995 (ULTV-bottom-up-R) rareviewbooks [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Re Dei Cuochi; ossia, L'arte di mangiare al gusto degl'italiani con cibi nostrali e stranieri; opere contenente quanto è necessario per saper bene ordinare e servire un pranzo, non chè i migliori metodi per fare confetture, rosoli, liquori e gelati. [The King of Chefs; or, The art of eating, after the manner of the Italians, our own and foreign dishes; containing what is necessary to know about ordering and serving a meal, as well as the best methods for creating preserves, spirits, liqueurs, and ice creams.]

      Firenze: Adriano Salani, Editore, 1901. Small octavo (17.5 x 12 cm.), 359 pages. Frontispiece (see description below) and one diagram (a banquet table, from above, set for twenty-four persons). First edition. The earliest recorded copies of this title were printed by Salani in 1904, and there were numerous subsequent printings (see Orazio Bagnasco, II, pages 1406-1407). A recipe collection and guide to the Italian peninsula. L'arte di mangiare presumes a certain focus on batters, grains, creams, and sauces. One might linger over Fritelle di Erbe Odorose (fragrant herb fritters, no. 293) or a regional Sfogliatine with candied fruit (no. 672). But the seven hundred ninety-six numbered recipes insistently embrace fish (tench, bream, mullet, paraghi, carpione), game, and the full complement of bovidae - not to forget hooves, stomachs, testicles, and tongues. The indispensable note "salateli allora quanto basta" ("then add salt to taste") recurs, but precision of measurement is enlisted when needed: Scorzonera (salsify) should be cut in eight or ten centimeter lengths (no. 221); Gelato di Crema alla Mandorla (no. 776) requires three hundred grams of almonds to fourteen egg yolks. And, for those who desire the carmine effect, one needs ten grams of the scale insect cochineal to prepare the liqueur Alkermes (no. 767) - which, in turn, will be needed for the Zuppa Inglese (no. 659). A small host of Italian cookery companions appear in the middle half of the nineteenth century with names of their author(s) omitted, evidently as promise that the cuisine advocated therein would be found to be communal, "of the people" - in a word, national - and not, therefore, the concoctions of a chef in the employ of nobility. They might be either men or women, or even both, as in the case of Il cuoco milanese e la cuciniera piemontese (Milan: Lombardi, 1853). Chefs of noble houses, by contrast, advertised their names and co-opted the language of hierarchy. Probably the most successful cookbook of this milieu was that by Giovanni Nelli: Il re dei cuochi: Trattado di gastronomia universale (Milan: Legros, 1868; and reprinted many times); though later followers raised the royal banner, trumping Nelli's The King of Cooks with The King of Kings of Cooks (Jean-Marie Parmentier's Il re dei re dei cuochi [Turin: Bietti, 1895]) and The Emperor of Cooks (Vitalino Bossi's L'imperatore dei cuochi [Rome: Perini, 1894]). An anonymous sovereign, then, is something of a hybrid. Il re dei cuochi (originally published in 1881) appropriates from Nelli the opening phrase of its title and reproduces on its frontispiece the image of a cook holding a saucepan and slotted spoon that had appeared on Nelli's cover (a popular engraving in neither the first nor last of its sightings). It may have been intended as a less expensive alternative to the Trattado. Recipes occupy center stage: general instructions (obligations of the host, table service, preliminary ingredients notes) are dispensed with in twenty-two pages. Thereafter the impression is one of an attempt to embrace the regions of the peninsula, supplemented with a nod to the Mediterranean beyond, with suffixes such as all 'uso toscano, all'uso di Napoli, alla romagnola, alla veneziana, alla cremonese, alla milanese, alla lucchese, alla triestina, alla perugina, alla genovese, alla lombarda, alla tirolese, alla torinese, alla marchigiana; and all' Istriono, alla provenzale, all' uso di Levante. One leaf loosened, two pages very slightly chipped; otherwise text block solid and pages clean. rebound in lightly worn, publisher's dark green pebbled cloth. Spine rubbed, with gilt short title on spine. Still very good or better. Owner's plate "Ex Libris John Fuller" inside front cover. Very rare. [OCLC locates no copies of the 1891 printing, but two copies dated 1894 with similar pagination, LOC & Texas Tech].

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        Le Cambodge II. Les provinces siamoises,

      P., Leroux 1901, - in-8, 481 pp., illustré de 10 cartes hors texte en deux tons et de 84 figures dans le texte, broché. Volume II seul, complet en soi. Le Siam et les Siamois, les institutions siamoises, l'archéologie siamoise, l'épigraphie du Ménam, Korat, les Moeuongs laos, la région de Bassak, entre Moun et Dangrêk, Melou Prei, Sisaphon, Battambang sud et nord, Siem Reap: l'ouest, le centre et l'est, les grands registres. Traces de plis au premier plat de couverture. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      UTET, TORINO 1901 - LA PATRIA ITALIANO A cura di Luigi Borsari, numerose illustrazioni in nero nei testi e fuori testo, pagine leggermente ingiallite ai bordi e con lievissima fioritura, guardie e controguardie ingiallite e con carta floreale, coperta rigida in tela azzurra con titoli ed impressioni d'oro al piatto, titoli e piccole cornici al dorso, con lievissimi segni di usura alle punte ed alla cima e piede del dorso

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        A RACE WITH THE SUN ..

      London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1901.. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-307 [308: printer's imprint] [309-320: ads], eight inserted plates with illustrations by John Finnemore, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Eight linked sensational mystery and detective stories related by Paul Gilchrist, a forensic scientist "whose life study has been science in its most interesting forms" and "is also a keen observer of human nature and a noted traveler" (preface). Borderline SF: fantastic elements include exotic poisons, hypnosis, super explosives, etc. "The Panelled Bedroom" is a tale of mesmerism and murder; in "A Race with the Sun," rival scientists attempt to steal the formula for a new explosive, which they intend to sell to the German government. Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction, p. 90. Not in Queen, The Detective Short Story. Hubin (1994), p. 566. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a nearly fine copy with bright cover stamping. A very scarce book. (#154547)

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        William Morris, An Address.

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1901. One of 300 copies on paper (there were a further 15 copies on vellum). Printed in red and black. Sm. 4to., original limp vellum, lettered in gilt on the spine. A very good, crisp copy. A history and analysis of William Morris, particularly focusing on his desire for Socialist revolution. The third Doves Press book and a printing of the lecture given by Mackail to the Hammersmith Socialist Society in 1900, four years after Morris's death. It was the first book from the press to be printed in red and black.

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire Année complète 1901 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bureaux de la Revue, 1901. Fine. Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1901, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Originale.binding Edition Editor at bradel half percaline dark green, smooth back, as part of black morocco, small gilded iron and double gold mesh queue.Douze the January to December 1901. Covers conservées.Chaque number is illustrated with a literary xylographie.Contributions Paul Fort, André Gide ("Emmanuel Signoret", "The Limits of Art"), Francis Jammes, etc.Publication founded in 1890 by Henri Mazel, the Hermitage is a review Monthly belonging to the first wave of small symbolist journals. In 1895, the magazine between declining and its new director, Edouard Ducoté, uses André Gide. The editorial team is reduced to twelve regular collaborators, friends Gide. After many difficulties and attempts to overhaul the editorial team (Remy de Gourmont to make a pass and will also contribute financially in 1905), Hermitage breathed his last in 1906. L'Ermitage manages to detach other important magazines of the time like the Mercure de France or La Revue blanche because it boasts eclectic and apolitical; on its cover, you can also read that it is "the only journal that deals with politics or sociology [but] that deals only with literature and art." His illustrations are small art nouveau, and, true to his symbolist spirit, employees are more interested in poetry than fiction. Tiphaine Samoyault, French literary critic, believes that the Hermitage expresses a transition straddling the end of the century aesthetics and poetry avant-garde of the 1910s. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline verte foncée, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue. Douze numéros de janvier à décembre 1901. Couvertures conservées. Chaque numéro est illustré d'une xylographie. Contributions littéraires de Paul Fort, André Gide ("Emmanuel Signoret", "Les limites de l'art"), Francis Jammes, etc. Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910.

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      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1901., 1901. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Leather binding, 1137 pp., introduction. House of Representatives Document No. 516. Also included are A LIST OF BOOKS [WITH REFERENCES TO PERIODICALS] ON PORTO RICO by A.P.C. Griffin. Senate Document No. 222. 55 [1] pp., and A LIST OF BOOKS [WITH REFERENCES TO PERIODICALS] ON THE DANISH WEST INDIES by A.P.C. Griffin. Senate Document No. 223., 18 pp. Small stamp of The McClelland Public Library, Pueblo, Colorado, on title page, last page of text, and top of page 125, plus one inked number and date on Introduction page, else a fine, clean, tight copy in original full-leather binding. Phillips' list of maps is still useful for reference despite its age. Handsome copy and scarce.

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        Cassell's Illustrated History of England

      London: London: Cassell and Company, 1901. Quarto, 8 volumes. Three quarters dark blue leather, raised spines, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Marbled endpapers, marbled edges to the text block. Complete set of Cassell's Illustrated History of England. In very good condition with light wear.

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        Documents decoratifs. Planche 1.

      Paris, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts, 1901. Folio (46 x 33 cm). Original print.l A fine print from Alphonse Mucha's quintessential Art Nouveau book, "Documents décoratifs". Alfons "Alphonse" Maria Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech decorative artist, who wanted to bring aesthetic values into arts and crafts. He invented the "Mucha Style" which soon became known as Art Nouveau. His work immediately became immensely popular and has remained very sought-after. This is one of the more extravagant plates. Edges with minimal wear and a few light spots, otherwise fine. Very rare.

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        Die Berner-Chronik. Herausgegeben vom Historischen Verein des Kantons Bern.

      Bern, K.J. Wyss 1884-1901. - 6 Bände. 8°. Neue Halbllederbände mit Rückenschildern. Feller/Bonjour 165 ff. - Die erste nach wissenschaftlichen Kriterien editierte Ausgabe. - Rücken fleckig. Titelblatt von Band 2 schwach fleckig, sonst sauberes Exemplar.

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        Memorial Atlas of Ireland; Showing Provinces, Counties, Baronies, Parishes, Etc.; In Thirty-Three Double Page Maps; Compiled and Drawn from the Reliable Official Data and the Latest Information; Indexed

      Philadelphia: L.J. Richards & Company, 1901. First printing. Paperback. Good. First edition, 1901. Folio, leather-backed boards, illustrated in color, clean unmarked text, Good ex-library copy with typical treatments (bookplate, stamps, label on spine), soiling or discoloration to some pages of the text, wear to the edges of some pages of the text including creasing, tearing, or minor loss, some soiling to the covers, covers with significant wear including scuffing, fraying, and loss. No library stamps to maps. An uncommon book--37 copies in OCLC. This volume is large and heavy and will require an additional shipping charge.

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        Die Sklavenkarawane.

      Stgt./Bln./Lpz., Union Dt. Verlagsanstalt [1901].. 3. Aufl. gr. 8°. 2 Bll., 496 S. Mit 16 ganzseit. Illustr. OLn. Mit farb. Einbandill. Kanten u. Ecken leicht berieb. Papierbed. etw. gebräunt. . Plaul 249.3

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        Die Sklavenkarawane. Mit 16 Tondruckbildern.

      Stuttgart, Berlin, Leipzig. Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1901. 3. Auflage, 8°. 21,6 x 15,6 cm. 496 Seiten, roter Leinenband mit farbigen Rücken- und Deckelzeichnungen, Schnitt marmoriert, Hardcover in Leinwand, In gutem Zustand. Rückenkapitale und Einbandecken minimal berieben, der Buchblock sauber und gut, die Tondruckbilder im Braunton. Plaul 249.3. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Literatur und Unterhaltung, Abenteuer, Deutsche Literatur, Literatur bis um 1900, Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Literatur in Werkausgaben, Unterhaltung

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        Die Sklavenkarawane.

       Stgt./Bln./Lpz., Union Dt. Verlagsanstalt [1901]. 3. Aufl. gr. 8°. 2 Bll., 496 S. Mit 16 ganzseit. Illustr. OLn. Mit farb. Einbandill. Kanten u. Ecken leicht berieb. Papierbed. etw. gebräunt. .Plaul 249.3 Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur, Abenteuerliteratur, Illustrierte Bücher

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        The Cruise of the Petrel: A Story of 1812

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.. 1901. First. First edition. Gray cloth stamped in black in white with a picture of a frigate at sea illustrated by Florence Pearl Nosworthy. Very good with slight darkening of the spine, front hinge cracked, light foxing on endpapers, still an attractive copy. Inscribed by the author on the front fly: "To C.C. Converse, from his friend, T. Jenkins Hains, Sept 26, 03, Echo Boy, Yacht Edna." Seven relatable newspaper clippings laid in on preliminary pages causing some offsetting. Also, tipped in is a silver gelatin photograph of the author behind the ship's wheel, posing with a male and two female companions (one of which may be Amelie Troubetzkoy). An added bonus to this already phenominal item is a small piece of paper affixed to the page preceding the contents with the signature of the author and poet, Amelie Troubetzkoy.Thornton Jenkins Hains, 1866-1953, was an American novelist who found popularity with his nautical tales. His maternal grandfather, Admiral Thornton A. Jenkins, served in the War of 1812 and Hains used the logbooks he kept as inspiration for The Cruise of the Petrel. Hains is mostly remembered for his part in the "Regatta Murder", the killing of William Annis by Hains' brother, Peter C. Hains. Peter's wife was having an affair with Annis and it was Thornton that told his brother this information. This resulted in Peter murdering Annis at the Ladies' Regatta while his brother stood watch. Although not convicted of any crime the event soiled his reputation and he adopted the pen name Mayn Clew Garnett from then on. A scarce and intriguing copy of an interesting title. .

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      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1901. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, central elephant-and-swastika roundel to front board gilt, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom red cloth slipcase and chemise. Title page printed in red and black. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 9 plates. Bookseller's cataloguing slip laid-in. Minor rubbing to bottom edge, faint foxing to endpapers; an excellent, bright copy. First UK edition, first impression. "Considered to be Kipling's greatest work, and the finest novel about the India of the British Empire, the text appeared serially in the United States in Mclure's Magazine from December 1900 through October 1901 … and in Great Britain in Cassell's Magazine from January through November 1901" (Roberts). This first UK edition was published on 17 October 1901, sixteen days after its release in the US. This copy is from the noted collection of Mrs J. Insley Blair; with her Blairhame black morocco book label to the front pastedown.

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        Nobelpreis für Literatur. 1901 - 2000 - 98 Bände

      Nobelpreis für Literatur. 1901 - 2000 - 98 Bände. Geschlossene Sammlung in bibliophiler Luxusausstattung. Holzfreies Fortuna-Dickdruckpapier. Einband aus echter, schwerer, hochweißer Taftseide mit echter Gold- und Blindprägung Schutzumschlag aus Kunststoff. Beschränkte Auflage für den Kreis der Nobelpreisfreunde. (Coron-Verlag Zürich). Nur geschlossene Abgabe gegen faires Angebot.

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        Rand, McNally & Co.’s General Atlas of the World.

      Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago - New York 1901 - With massive wall-size railroad map, over 3 x 4 feet. Binding: limp fabricoid. limp quarto with binding advertising Rockwell & Rupel Company, Chicago, office systems and furnishings. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chinese Turkestan with Caravan and Rifle

      London: Rivington's, 1901. First. Hardcover. VG+. 207 pp, ill. large folding map in rear, photogravure frontis of Asian wapiti. A great Asian big game hunting book. Purpose of the trip was to travel through western China (Chinese Turkestan) for wapiti and ibex. The hunters were eminently successful. Excellent descriptions of the hunting country. A scarce and sought after title. VG+ in orig. printed cloth.

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      1901 - KINGSLEY, CHARLES. CHARLES KINGSLEY, HIS LETTERS AND MEMORIES OF HIS LIFE. London and New York: Macmillan Co., 1901. Limited edition of 525 copies; complete in 19 volumes. Frontispieces in first four volumes. 8vo., red cloth stamped and decorated in gilt to upper board and spine. Texts unopened. Paste action to end pages of some volumes. First two volumes sunned. Light shelfwear at crowns of some volumes. Vol. XIII has slight vertical crease to spine. Overall condition is very good.

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        The First Men in the Moon

      London: George Newnes, 1901. First English edition. 12 inserted plates by Claude Shepperson. vi, [ii], 342 pp. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth, stamped in gilt, black endpapers (Currey's priority A). Spine darkened, ends frayed, nick to rear joint, short closed tear to blank margin of penultimate plate. First English edition. 12 inserted plates by Claude Shepperson. vi, [ii], 342 pp. 8vo. Inscribed to Wells's Literary Mentor W.E. Henley. Presentation copy of the first English edition of The First Men in the Moon, inscribed by Wells to his literary mentor, the poet and editor W.E. Henley: "To W.E. Henley, with affection, from H.G. Wells."W.E. Henley (1849-1903), a writer and influential editor of The National Observer and other papers "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent" (ODNB). He published works by Kipling, Hardy, Yeats, and Barrie among others, and early in his career he collaborated with his friend Robert Louis Stevenson on four plays. Henley encouraged Wells to develop a series of time traveling stories into what became The Time Machine, Wells's first success and what remains his most important scientific romance. Henley serialized the work and even secured a generous publication agreement with Heinemann. "In making friends with Henley he had made the contact that was to launch his career" (MacKenzie, H.G. Wells, p. 105). The First Men in the Moon was the first Wells novel to be filmed; it was produced by Gaumont Films and released in 1919. A scarce title inscribed. Currey, p. 518; Hammond B7; Wells 18. Provenance: W.E. Henley (presentation inscription from Wells); Sotheran's (bookseller's ticket); Eugene Plunkett (bookplate and penciled inventory number on front free endpaper)

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        Beiträge zu einer Kritik der Sprache.

      3 Bde. Lex.-8. X, 657 VIII, 735 666 S. HLn. d. Zt. m. hs. Rückensch. EA. Mit eh., mehrzeilig. Widmung d. Verf. am Vortit., datiert: 1901. - Teil 1: Sprache und Psychologie Teil 2: Zur Sprachwissenschaft Teil 3: Grammatik und Logik. - Mauthner (1849-1923), begann sich während seiner erfolgreichen journalistischen Karriere mit sprachphilosophischen Problemen zu beschäftigen, auf die er sich ab der Jahrhundertwende ausschließlich konzentrierte. Mit seiner Sprachskepsis gilt er heute als Vorläufer Ludwig Wittgensteins. - Beiliegend: Orig.-Rechnung d. Antiquariats Gsellius, Berlin v. 1929.

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        The First Men in the Moon

      George Newnes, 1901. 1st edition. Hardcover. True first issue of Wells's classic novel, with dark-blue cloth and gilt lettering and front device, and black endpapers. The spine is fractionally darkened and the extremities a little bumped, but the binding is tight and square. The pages are entirely free of foxing, apart from on the title page, and there is tiny creasing at the ledaing edge of a couple of pages. All plates present and clean.

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        Documents decoratifs. Planche 19. [Examples of engraved titles]

      - Paris, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts, 1901. Folio (46 x 33 cm). Original print.l A fine print from Alphonse Mucha's quintessential Art Nouveau book, "Documents décoratifs". Alfons "Alphonse" Maria Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech decorative artist, who wanted to bring aesthetic values into arts and crafts. He invented the "Mucha Style" which soon became known as Art Nouveau. His work immediately became immensely popular and has remained very sought-after. This plate shows examples of how to apply his new, highly decorative style in books - hence the black and white printing. Edges with minimal wear, otherwise fine. Very rare, especially in this excellent state.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        All the World's Fighting Ships

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd,, 1901. Cosmopolitan Naval Annual. Target Book and Signal Manual. Part I. - The Navies of World. Part II. - Articles on Naval Questions of the Day. Landscape quarto. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the upper board and spine. Profusely illustrated with photographs, plans and silhouettes. A little rubbed, corners bumped, front hinge very slightly loose, front free endpaper and half-title creased, some spotting, but overall a very good copy. First edition of the fourth year of Jane's most famous and longest-running work, the first edition to be illustrated from photographs. Extremely uncommon, this a very well preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Glass Mosaics of Burma.:

      Rangoon 1901 - Herbert 764 A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter vellum, decorated paper boards. Minor light foxing.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        MISS INCOGNITA: A NOVEL by "Don Jon" [pseudonym]

      New York, Chicago, London: F. Tennyson Neely Co., [1901].. Octavo, pp. [iii-v] vi-xx [7] 8-321 [322-324] [note: erratically paged, but complete], original burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial paper onlay affixed to front panel, t.e.g. First edition. A presentation copy with an inscription in Cheyney's hand on the front free endpaper: " A little remembrance / of Atlantic City / and / Joseph Tyler Butts." Eccentric SF "romance novel, set in Chicago, New York, London and Bermuda in the years following the Civil War. The plot is centered around a psychologist and inventor, who through the use of hypnotism and 'hydro-electric vibratoners' attempts to control young women to submit to his whims. He becomes infatuated with a young girl under his tutelage, tricks her into submitting herself for an experiment with his 'vibratoners' and marries her once she is under his control. Unbeknownst to him, she is his daughter from a previous liaison. As the story unfolds, she elopes with her own brother, and becomes free from the mind control she was subjected to. At the novel's climax, she, having plotted her revenge, confronts the evil doctor; he, overwhelmed with desire for her, attempts to take her by force by once again using the 'vibratoners' which she has rigged to backfire. The novel closes with the doctor being electrocuted, and his tongue bursting into flames while the heroine calmly watches." (Reading note courtesy of Lorne Bair Rare Books, Inc.). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-342. A bright, nearly fine copy. OCLC reports one copy (OSU). (#152993)

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      Auckland: Wilson and Horton, Printers, 1901.. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-49 [50: blank], original red wrappers printed in gold, stapled. Second edition, enlarged, the first to print "A Trip to Mars" (pages [5]-24). The remainder of the book is devoted to "A Song of Auckland and Other Verses." While the story of the trip to Mars is fairly short (20 pages), it is densely packed with ideas and imagination; an early notion of a black hole or something like it, travel through space by explosive atoms and antigravity. Mars is a utopian world. The Martians live by the golden rule and were either without original sin or eradicated it (this is not quite clear). When the astronaut from Earth lands on Mars he is fumigated to kill "sin-germs." The author's premise appears to be that humans have the technology and tools to create a paradise on Earth. Mankind's advance to perfection "would have been infinitely greater if [religion's] advocates and professors had proved unanimously true and faithful to their cause." There is nothing standing in the way of creating a utopian world except mankind's lack of a universal "faithful, heroic, and disinterested religion." "A science fiction story in the style of a newspaper report which describes how the protagonist was launched Verne-wise from a gun into space and, in his spacecraft, arrived on a scientifically advanced Mars, whose achievements include telepathy and easy access by means of airships to their two small moons, which are used as resorts. A piece which compresses more ideas within its small dimensions than do many full-length contemporaries." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 210. Like Locke's copy, the front wrapper of this copy states "Second Edition." This refers to prior publication of "A Song of Auckland," not this enlarged edition that adds the author's "A Trip to Mars." Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V-632. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992), Bleiler (1948; 1978), Tuck, or the Day supplements. Not in Blackford, et. al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction or Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937. Some creasing and soiling to covers, some light scattered foxing to text, else a very good copy. Rare. Among the earliest interplanetary stories published in New Zealand. (#153373)

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        Arbeiter-Zeitung. Zentralorgan der österreichischen Sozialdemokratie. Morgenblatt. 1377 Hefte der Jahrgänge XIII bis XXVI (1901-1914). Gebunden in 17 Bänden auf je 5 Bünden, ohne Einbände.

      2. Die Sammlung umfasst die folgenden Hefte: XIII. Jg. Nrn. 1-176 (1. Jän. - 29. Juni 1901) und 272-359 (4. Okt. - 31. Dez. 1901) XIV. Jg. Nrn. 1-178 (1. Jänner - 30. Juni 1902) 270-357 (1. Okt .- 31. Dez. 1902) XVI. Jg. Nrn. 1, 4, 5, 9, 11-20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 31-35, 37, 42, 44-48, 50, 52, 56, 57, 59-63, 66, 73, 75, 77, 78, 85, 87-89, 91 (1. Jänner - 31. März 1904) und 272-361 (1. Okt. - 31. Dez. 1904) XVII. Jg. Nrn 91-360 (1. April - 31. Dez. 1905) XVIII. Jg. Nrn 179-270 (1. Juli - 30. Sept. 1906) XIX. Jg. Nrn 269-359 (1. Okt. - 31. Dez. 1907) XXI. Jg. Nrn 271-359 (1. Okt. - 31. Dez. 1909) XXII. Jg. Nrn 1-7 (1. - 8. Jän. 1910) XXIV. Jg. Nrn 192, 208-212, 215, 218, 219, 221-224, 226-230, 232, 233, 235-250, 252-268 (16. Juli - 30. Sept. 1912) XXVI. Jg. Nrn 90-178 (1. April - 30. Juni 1914) und 272-362 (1. Okt. - 31. Dez. 1914). Die Hefte sind in 17 Blöcken gebunden, allerdings nicht mit Einbänden versehen worden. Hefte teilw. stockfleckig, angestaubt und mit Randläsuren. Einige Seiten mit geringfügigem Textverlust.

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        The Countess of Maybury - "Between You and I" - Being the Intimate Conversations of the Rt. Hon. The Countess of Maybury Collected with Sedulous Care and Respectful Admiration by W.B. Maxwell

      George Newnes Ltd, London - No date [1901?]. Maxwell's first novel. Publisher's original green boards with title, author's name and decorative motif blind stamped to upper board. Gilt titling and design to spine. Boards rubbed leaving whitish shelfworn marks. 2cm tear at base of spine and front board. Similar at top of spine and lower board. Gilt on spine still bright. Decorative endpapers. Prev owner's signature to half-title page dd Bloemfontein 10/2/20 and some residue from ink on facing page. Pages 51-56 slight crease at lower edge. 275pp. unmarked and no spotting. Binding holding. 11 x 17 cm. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [RAILWAY] Map of East China

      Druck, 1901. With a pasted down label of Edward Stanford, London on the map and the slipcase. Map dimensions: 48½" x 57". With original slipcase. Large fold-out map in German, dissected into 16 pieces, each measuring approximately 12" x 14" and backed onto canvas. A detailed map of the East China coast, showing major cities and terrain. At the bottom there is printed reference to material taken from unpublished works of Ferdinand von Richthofen, a German geographer who made detailed topographical maps of China, and was also the uncle of Manfred von Richtofen, the "Red Baron" flying ace. Manuscript lines and annotations added to the map, which indicate the alignment of the recently constructed and proposed railway lines. Stamped "A.J. Barry" on both map and slipcase. Arthur John Barry was Joint Consulting Engineer on many of the Chinese Railway projects of the time including for Chinese Central Railways, Shanghai-Nanking Railway and Canton-Kowloon Railway. The map is a German original, but was sold by Stanford, suggesting that it may have been issued by Stanford at the specific request of Barry, with Stanford buying the sheets from the German publisher, dissecting and backing it onto canvas, and adding the slipcase. Exceptionally scarce, we can find no institutional holding of this Edward Stanford issue.

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        The First Men in the Moon

      George Newnes, Limited, London 1901 - Illustrated First Binding. Octavo. Original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Black endpapers. Scientific romance by English author about a journey to the moon by businessman narrator Mr. Bedford and eccentric scientist Mr. Cavor. Very good, in near fine folding case with blue paper label; residue to half-title and writing in pink on back of front free endpaper; both hinges partially split but attached. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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      REVUE VINICOLE INTERNATIONALE 1901 - R300088159: VIII + 602 pages - contre plats jaspés - nombreuses lettrines, bandeaux et culs de lampe en noir et blanc - nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc hors texte dont nombreuses sont sous serpente - coins frottés - 5 photos disponibles . Préface de M.MONIS - SOMMAIRE : Les liqueurs - les liqueurs mères - le cognac - les rhums - le kirsch - le curaçao - matières premières - les liqueurs françaises - les apéritifs - les liqueurs étrangères - les eaux de vie - histoire de la distillation - les alcools - les alcools à l'étranger - statistique des alcools en France - histoire des vins de liqueur - vins de liqueur étrangers - les grandes marques les jurés - la législation fiscale sur les alcools et les distilleries en France dans ses colonies et à l'étranger - Corse et colonies françaises etc. In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 634.8-Viticulture, vin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera omnia. Iussu et auctoritate Bernardini a Portu Romatino.

      Quaracchi, Coll. S. Bonav., 1882-1901. - 11 Voll. Folio. 35,8 x 24,5 cm. Mit 1 gest. Porträt, 2 Faksimiles und 1 Stammtafel. HPgt mit 2 Rs. und Rv. (Rückenschilder teils defekt oder verloren, Kanten teils berieben. Porträt stärker stockfleckig. 1 Bl. mit kl. Schäden im Bug). *** Bde I-IX der wichtigsten und vollständigsten Gesamtausgabe. Der fehlende Bd. 10 enthält Aufsätze über Leben und Werk sowie Indices, daneben erschien ein weiterer Indexband. ***

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

      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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