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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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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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        Trois légendes d’or, d’argent et de cuivre Sainte Marie l’égyptienne Le beau visage de la Mort L’âme du Samovar

      Ferroud 1901 - Paris, Ferroud, 1901 Grand in-8 (24cm x 15,5cm) de (8)-121-(3)pp. Tirage à 350 exemplaires numérotés. Fleurons de couverture. 33 illustrations gravées en taille-douce dont 3 pages de titre gravées, 3 hors-texte à pleine page, 24 belles lettrines & 3 culs-de-lampe par Georges Rochegrosse. Plein maroquin noir, dos à nerfs soulignés d’un filet doré, caissons ornés d’un triple encadrement or, argent et bronze, auteur, titre & date frappés or, ainsi que argent & cuivre pour le titre, plats encadrés d’un filet doré et décorés d’une composition géométrique à l’aide de filets d’or, d’argent & de cuivre, coiffes guillochées, double-filet doré parcourant les plats, contre-plats entièrement bordés de même maroquin et décorés d’un septuple encadrement à l’or, tranches dorées, double garde dont une en papier doré et la seconde en papier peigné, sous étui. (David 1908) L'un des 220 exemplaires sur vélin d'arches, celui-ci N°342. Très bel exemplaire, étui et reliure en parfait état; intérieur idem, frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        A TRIP TO MARS: AN "AWFUL VENTURE." A CURIOUS MESSAGE. BEING A COPY OF A CIRCULAR ADDRESSED TO THE INHABITANTS OF THIS WORLD, BY MR. H[OMO] V. MUNDO [pseudonym], THE LATE VISITOR TO THE PLANET MARS. Reprinted from the Wellington A1 and New Zealand Tit-Bits. [By] J. M. T., Auckland ..

      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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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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        LA DISTILLERIE DANS LE MONDE ENTIER - SOUVENIR DE L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1900.

      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. ***

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lehmann-Dronke]
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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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        IN OUDEMON: REMINISCENCES OF AN UNKNOWN PEOPLE BY AN OCCASIONAL TRAVELER ..

      New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, [1901].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-378 [379-380], title page printed in brown and black, original dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Although the book bears a 1900 copyright date, it was apparently published in 1901. Discovery of a utopian community in the Andes of northwest Argentina, based upon the principles of Christian Socialism, founded a hundred years earlier by English colonists and long marooned from the outside world by earthquake and landslide. Its technology is far in advance of the rest of civilization. "Egalitarian, anarchist eutopia." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 121. One feature of the society is the use of blood transfusions to effect moral transformations. "There is nothing like good blood for both body and soul ..." (p. 295). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-70 and (1981) 1-65. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 628. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 267. Bleiler (1978), p. 64. Reginald 04514. Not in Negley or Lewis. Not in Wright or Smith. A bright, tight, very good copy. (#148908)

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        Pequeño diccionario del idioma fueguino-ona con su correspondiente castellano. 1a y 2a parte por un misionero salesiano de la Tierra del Fuego.

      Bok. Buenos Aires, 1901. 60, (2) p. Sewn as issued in original green wrappers. The wrappers a little worn. With inscription from the author to Otto Nordenskjöld on wrappers and title leaf. With smal stamp from the faculty of geography of the university of Gothenburg and from the collection of Otto Nordenskjöld. The rare and important little dictionary of the language of the Ona indians of the Tierra del Fuego is collected by the missionary José María Beauvoir. The swedish explorer Otto Nordenskjöld (1869-1928) traveled in Tierra del fuego in 1895-97, travels which resulted in the book 'Från Eldslandet' ('From Tierra del Fuego', 1898, partly translated the same year as 'Preliminary report of the origin, plan, and general progress of the Swedish expedition to the Magellan territories'). In the book Nordenskjöld describes his encounters with Ona or Selknam indians and his meeting with José Beauvoir at the missionary station in Río Grande. The Ona language is today almost extinct and the last full blood Ona is suposed to have died in 1999.

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        ST. Thomae Aquintatis Summa Theologica - 6 Volume Set SAINT THOMAS

      TYPOGRAPHIA PONTIFICIA 1901 - ALL VOLUMES: Text in Latin/Italian. Boards - impressed design; mild to moderate book, shelf, edge wear, rubs, corner bumps, soiling, fading gilt title on spine with two dark orange spine plates; pages browning; some foxing; bookplate from the previous owner on the front paste-down paper; mild to moderate moisture dampness stains. VOLUME 1: vertical black smudge mark on the front board; horizontal blue smudge mark on the top rear board; 768 pages; ink signature from the previous owner on the from free end paper; text readable. VOLUME 2 - 732 pages; ink signature from the previous owner on the from free end paper; text readable. VOLUME 3 - 700 pages; ink signature from the previous owner on the from free end paper; text readable. VOLUME 4 - 818 pages; ink signature from the previous owner on the from free end paper; text readable. VOLUME 5 - 824 pages; text readable. VOLUME 6 - 438+41; pages; ink signature from the previous owner on the from free end paper; text readable. DATE PUBLISHED: 1901 EDITION: 4321 TOTAL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I CAPOLAVORI DI ANTONIO VAN DIJCK. 50 riproduzioni in foto-incisione. Con testo esplicativo e storico, e una notizia biografica dell'artista. Edizione italiana curata da Corrado Ricci.

      Milano, Hoepli, 1901. In-4, bella legatura editoriale decorata in mezza pergamoide con angoli, pp. (4),112,(2), con 50 belle tavole fuori testo applicate su cartoncino. Importante monografia sul grande pittore di Anversa (1599-1641). Bella edizione d'arte, su carta distinta. Con lievi fioriture su alcune tavole, peraltro ben conservato (some foxing otherwise good condition).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        The Works of Honore de Balzac 36 Volume Set(Complete) Touraine Edition

      Avil Publishing Company 1901 - Perhaps, just maybe an entire winter's read, this is a thirty six volume set. Fills about two and a half shelves or two medium seized boxes. Overall in okay shape, all volumes have a penciled-in price on the inside first page, numbers 9 and 25 also a name written, number 18 has sustained moderate damage to its spine label, and number 23, the one in the best condition appears to have come from another set. Apparently this edition was limited to 1250 printings, but none of them have a number in them. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Mutationen und die Mutationsperioden bei der Entstehung der Arten : Vortrag, gehalten in der allgemeinen Sitzung der Naturwissenschaftlichen Hauptgruppe der Versammlung Deutscher Naturforscher und Aerzte in Hamburg am 26. September 1901

      Leipzig : Veit. PAMPHLET. Leipzig : Veit, 1901. 63 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. 2 inch split at head of spine, nick to edges, tiny indent back cover affects a few pages, some age-toning else very good. Dr. Th. Wurth stamp front cover. Hugo de Vries was a Dutch botanist and early geneticist. * . Very Good. 1901.

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        Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

      Doubleday Page & Company, New York 1901 - Ix, 330 Pp. Maroon Ribbed Cloth, Gilt Lettering, Top Edge Gilt. Frontispiece Portrait, Signed In Facsimile. First Printing, With Following Points: Line On Title Page Reads Author Of "The Future Of The American Negro"; Extra Comma After 1901 Date On Copyright Page. Very Good + To Near Fine, Light Rubbing At Points At Corners, All Gilt Brilliant, Covers Immaculate, Hinges Tight, Frontispiece And Tissue Guard Crisp. Exceptionally Well Preserved Example Of A Not Uncommon Book That Is Usually Found With Considerable Wear. Photographic And Engraved Bookplate Of Norma Elizabeth And Louis Robert Korn On Front Endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE PERVERTS

      G. W. Dillingham Company Publishers [1901]., New York - Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-7 [8-9] 10-388 [389-398: ads], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and white, t.e.g. First edition. "An eccentric novel of ideas written by a Baltimore physician to promote some rather wooly theories about heredity, disease, crime, religion and morality. The focal point of the story is the Newcomber family of three sisters and a brother, headed, after the death of the father, by the ineffectual mother who is dominated by Mizpra, the youngest sister, a scheming and vindictive virago. Another sister, Marcia, is a drunk and dope fiend whose raving in a psychiatric hospital at one point in the story alternates between religious hysteria and blasphemy. The brother, Leigh (homonymous with the author's middle name), is the hero, a medical student and zealous scholar who is being cheated out of his inheritance by Mizpra. These two antagonists have their own internal conflicts to deal with as well. Mizpra is torn between the cunning needed to advance her schemes (mainly, the control of her mother and the family fortune and the lives of her siblings) and her ultimate driving passion, sadism. 'She must witness torture and cause pain. This was her life.' Leigh is a binge alcoholic with a split personality, one sober, the other drunk. But he struggles successfully to understand and subdue this demonic passion, whereas Mizpra is eventually undone by hers. The story moves gradually westward, from Europe to New York to Southern California. Mizpra uses the family fortune to ingratiate herself into charitable and religious establishments wherever she goes, even while she is conducting experiments on animals with poisons in her private laboratories. In Los Angeles she finances the restoration of a ruined mission and turns the chapel into a private torture chamber. But her scheme to ruin her brother by hiring a defrocked Jesuit named Bald to lure him into a scandal in New York backfires, and Bald helps Leigh expose Mizpra in flagrante delicto as she is lashing a young Indian girl in her chapel torture chamber. The final scene has Bald strangling Mizpra as they both fall over a cliff into the abyss, lit up by a flash of lightning. The author traces the perversions of the Newcomber family to the ill-advised mating of their parents when they were too old. Compounding this mistake was their adherence to radical new child-rearing ideas which are partly inspired by the suffragette feminism of the day. Mizpra is unsexed by her education, Leigh coddled and unfitted for business by his. But the author also hates religion. He believes only in Science and would do away with prisons as well as churches, replacing them both with hospitals. However, the calm dispassion of scientific method is little in evidence in this novel, with its frequent (and annoying) intrusion of blistering authorial asides and its occasional (and amusing) flights of rodomontade. Much of the novel's construction is clumsy but many of its details, especially in the scenes of violence, have a vivid particularity that may have been rooted in the author's medical experience. Some of these details must have been shocking for the time and still perhaps can raise an eyebrow: the philanthropic Leigh kicking an assailant in the head after knocking him to the ground; Mizpra putting her gelded husband into a hypnotic trance and sticking his tie pin into his forehead, ear lobes and cheek, whereupon, at the sight of blood, she experiences (if we read between the lines) an orgasm; Marcia having a drunken orgy at the funeral of her little boy and trying to force beer into his mouth; Mizpra removing the body of Christ from a crucifix and substituting the scourged half-naked body of Mary ('It was Her suffering that was so fearful, not his.'), placing the 'thorned flagellum' on the horizontal bar of the cross. This is strong stuff for 1901 and helps make this an unusual and interesting book on several counts. The book is dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Outlines of Clinical Diagnostics of the Internal Diseases of Domestic Animals

      ALEX EGER, CHICAGO 1901 - Outlines of Clinical Diagnostics of the Internal Diseases of Domestic Animals by prof. Dr. Bernard Malkmus. Translated from the latest german edition by professors d.s. White and paul fischer of the ohio state university college of veterinary medicine. Writings on the book. Ex Library book. The cover is faded. Needs new binding. Book is dont have tight binding. No bookplate. DATE PUBLISHED: 1901 EDITION: FIRST ED 205 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Manuscript Sentiment, regarding America, addressed to the American Red Cross

      Gould's Grove, Wallingford [England], 1901. Two pages on single folded leaf. 12mo. Very good. Two pages on single folded leaf. 12mo. To the American Red Cross: "Child of our hopes! We of the Old World greet you". Beautiful sentiment from the author of the beloved THREE MEN IN A BOAT (1889), reading in part:"The Light moves East to West. At the breaking of our day you were in the darkness. Our noonday was your dawn. Our twilight shall be the fullness of your working day. Child of our hopes! we of the old world greet you … May it be your destiny to guide humanity into the Promised Land our feet have failed to reach."The first paragraph of the article in the Chicago Tribune explains the occasion:"WORLD-WIDE GREETINGS TO THE NEW CENTURY RED CROSS MOVEMENT."Kings, Queens, Presidents, and Leaders of Thought and Action in Both Hemispheres send Sentiments for the Newly Awakened Work""The movement for strengthening the Red Cross organization and work was made the occasion for reading greetings from hundreds of rulers and distinguished persons at the Coliseum meeting last night, as well as in similar meetings In various parts of the United States. Greetings were received from Presidents, Emperors, Kings, soldiers, authors, and politicians …"The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881.

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        James Russell Lowell: A Biography

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1901 - Two volumes, 8vo., green cloth; top edges gilt; with recent spine labels stamped in gilt; last few pages in volume one roughly opened, not affecting text. First edition. Richard Watson Gilder's copy, docketed in his hand, "R. W. Gilder from publisher 1902," on the front endpaper of volume one and his ownership signature again in volume two; with several annotations by Gilder, whose name appears a number of times in the index of volume two. Gilder, an accomplished poet, was the longtime editor of "Century Magazine," where his colleague Lowell occasionally contributed topical essays. A significant association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Portraits de l'Enfant

      Paris, Hachette & Cie. [1901?]. Hard Cover. xvi, 398 p., illus. (incl. 20 gravure plates, 12 ports.); 32 cm. A beautiful book in an elaborate gold-tooled leather binding. Stock#L-227. Vg, leather spine repaired with loss of gold in top panel.

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        The MASTER KEY. An Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity and the Optimism of Its Devotees. It Was Written for Boys, But Others May Read It

      Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Co, 1901. 1st edition, 3rd state (Schiller Collection, #77). Green cloth with gilt lettering & pictorial paste-down on front board (1st state binding). VG+ (slt lean/minor extremity wear).. [16], 245 pp. Illustrated by F[anny] Y. Cory. 12 inserted color plates (including frontis). 40 headpieces/tail pieces. 8vo.

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        CHARLES KINGSLEY, HIS LETTERS AND MEMORIES OF HIS LIFE

      1901. Very Good. 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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        Italian Legal Codes, Five Volumes, 1901-1903. 75 x 50 mm

      1901 - A Miniature Set of Italian Legal Codes, Each Volume Measures 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" [Italy]. [Miniature Books]. [Italian Legal Codes]. Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1901-1903. Five volumes, each measures 2-3/4" x 1-3/4", 75 x 50 mm. Finely printed in a small clear type on thin paper. Original flexible pebble-grained morocco, gilt titles to front boards and spines, patterned endpapers, edges rouged. Light rubbing, chip to front board of one volume, internally clean. A curious set. $950. * This curious set contains the Italian legal codes in force in the early 1900s: Codice Civile del Regno d'Italia (635 pp., black binding), Codice di Procedura Civile (428 pp., brown binding), Codice di Commercio (512 pp., brown binding), Codice Penale (334 pp., black binding) and Codici di Procedura Penale (423 pp., dark blue binding). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE JUSTICE OF REVENGE ..

      London: F. V. White & Co., 1901.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-303 [304: printer's imprint] [1] 2-7: ads [8: blank], original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, bottom edge rough-trimmed. First edition. Daughter of a scientist who dies while imprisoned for anarchist activities seeks revenge on society. Marginal science fiction novel with use of powerful explosives and synthetic poisons. Thematically similar to Thomas Mullett Ellis' ZALMA (1897). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 53. Reginald 06375. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 355. A bit of mild foxing to edges of text block, a near fine, bright copy. An uncommon book rarely found in superior condition. (#149867)

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        In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan

      London: T. Fisher Unwin. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1901. Original Cloth. Second impression. Lacking the folding map.. Xvi, 420 pages + frontis + 7 plates + 73 b&w in-text illustrations. Original green cloth covers with black lettering on spine and front board. Illustration in black of a yak and two men ascending a path on the front cover. Dimensions: 8 1/8 by 6 1/8 inches. Prize label on front endpaper. 1/4" chips to cloth at head and tail of spine. 1" horizontal tear along cloth at base of spine. 1/4" chip to cloth at tail corner of front board. No inscriptions. Some offsetting to endpapers. Minor rubbing to edges of spine and boards. "I had long entertained the desire to travel in some unknown country, and in the spring of 1896, when circumstances were favourable, the wish was transformed into a settled purpose. The vast extent of the territory marked ' unexplored' on the map of Tibet, then recently published, at once attracted me, and it was to this inhospitable and almost inaccessible land that I resolved to proceed. " - from Chapter I. Bibliographical references: Marshall 874. Hopkirk 85. Yakushi D70. Pinfold 60.; 8vo .

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        THE PERVERTS

      New York: G. W. Dillingham Company Publishers, [1901].. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-7 [8-9] 10-388 [389-398: ads], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and white, t.e.g. First edition. "An eccentric novel of ideas written by a Baltimore physician to promote some rather wooly theories about heredity, disease, crime, religion and morality. The focal point of the story is the Newcomber family of three sisters and a brother, headed, after the death of the father, by the ineffectual mother who is dominated by Mizpra, the youngest sister, a scheming and vindictive virago. Another sister, Marcia, is a drunk and dope fiend whose raving in a psychiatric hospital at one point in the story alternates between religious hysteria and blasphemy. The brother, Leigh (homonymous with the author's middle name), is the hero, a medical student and zealous scholar who is being cheated out of his inheritance by Mizpra. These two antagonists have their own internal conflicts to deal with as well. Mizpra is torn between the cunning needed to advance her schemes (mainly, the control of her mother and the family fortune and the lives of her siblings) and her ultimate driving passion, sadism. 'She must witness torture and cause pain. This was her life.' Leigh is a binge alcoholic with a split personality, one sober, the other drunk. But he struggles successfully to understand and subdue this demonic passion, whereas Mizpra is eventually undone by hers. The story moves gradually westward, from Europe to New York to Southern California. Mizpra uses the family fortune to ingratiate herself into charitable and religious establishments wherever she goes, even while she is conducting experiments on animals with poisons in her private laboratories. In Los Angeles she finances the restoration of a ruined mission and turns the chapel into a private torture chamber. But her scheme to ruin her brother by hiring a defrocked Jesuit named Bald to lure him into a scandal in New York backfires, and Bald helps Leigh expose Mizpra in flagrante delicto as she is lashing a young Indian girl in her chapel torture chamber. The final scene has Bald strangling Mizpra as they both fall over a cliff into the abyss, lit up by a flash of lightning. The author traces the perversions of the Newcomber family to the ill-advised mating of their parents when they were too old. Compounding this mistake was their adherence to radical new child-rearing ideas which are partly inspired by the suffragette feminism of the day. Mizpra is unsexed by her education, Leigh coddled and unfitted for business by his. But the author also hates religion. He believes only in Science and would do away with prisons as well as churches, replacing them both with hospitals. However, the calm dispassion of scientific method is little in evidence in this novel, with its frequent (and annoying) intrusion of blistering authorial asides and its occasional (and amusing) flights of rodomontade. Much of the novel's construction is clumsy but many of its details, especially in the scenes of violence, have a vivid particularity that may have been rooted in the author's medical experience. Some of these details must have been shocking for the time and still perhaps can raise an eyebrow: the philanthropic Leigh kicking an assailant in the head after knocking him to the ground; Mizpra putting her gelded husband into a hypnotic trance and sticking his tie pin into his forehead, ear lobes and cheek, whereupon, at the sight of blood, she experiences (if we read between the lines) an orgasm; Marcia having a drunken orgy at the funeral of her little boy and trying to force beer into his mouth; Mizpra removing the body of Christ from a crucifix and substituting the scourged half-naked body of Mary ('It was Her suffering that was so fearful, not his.'), placing the 'thorned flagellum' on the horizontal bar of the cross. This is strong stuff for 1901 and helps make this an unusual and interesting book on several counts. The book is dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe." - Robert Eldridge. Smith, American Fiction 1901-1925, H-919. Not in Baird and Greenwood. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, inner front hinge repaired, light foxing to endpapers, a very good copy. A scarce book. (#150784)

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        Beim Grasschneiden 1901

      - Kohle auf Papier unten links signiert und datiert: "Paul Schroeter 1901", verso Nachlassstempel Aus dem Nachlass des Künstlers 38 x 47,4 cm (Papier) Großformatige Genredarstellung dreier Männer mit Sensen bei der Feldarbeit. Offenbar im Gleichschritt und in aufeinander abgestimmten Bewegungen schwingen die drei Männer ihre Sensen synchron, um effizient das Gras zu schneiden. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        M.GORKY "THE LOWER DEPTHS" LOT 3 OLD WATERCOLOR SKETCHES OF THEATRICAL COSTUMES

      M.GORKY "THE LOWER DEPTHS" LOT 3 OLD WATERCOLOR GOUACHE SKETCHES OF THEATRICAL COSTUMES THE CHARACTERS: ALIOSKA (Alyoshka) Алёшка -- сапожник, 20 лет KLESCI (Kleeshtsh) Клещ -- Андрей Митрич, слесарь, 40 лет ANA (Anna) Анна --жена Клещa  , 30 лет EARLY 20th CEN., NOT SIGNED NAMES OF CHARACTERS WRITTEN UPPER LEFT IN POLISH FRAMES OF THE TIME SIZE: 24.5 x 12.5 cm. (9.6 x 4.9") SIZE WITH FRAME: 35.7 x 23.7cm. (14 x 9.3") CONDITION - SEE CAREFULLY PHOTOS DRAWING OF "ANNA" WITH TEAR UPPER RIGHT, ca.12 cm. DRAWING OF "ALYOSHKA" WITH TEAR LOWER LEFT ca 1cm. BROWN FRAGILE PAPER, DAMPING STAINS. The Lower Depths (Russian: На дне, Na dne, literally: 'At the bottom') is perhaps Maxim Gorky's best-known play. It was written during the winter of 1901 and the spring of 1902. Subtitled "Scenes from Russian Life," it depicted a group of impoverished Russians living in a shelter near the Volga. Produced by the Moscow Arts Theatre on December 18, 1902, Konstantin Stanislavski directed and starred. It became his first major success, and a hallmark of Russian socialist realism. The characters of The Lower Depths are said to have been inspired by the denizens of the so-called Bugrov Homeless Shelter (Russian: Бугровская ночлежка, Bugrovskaya nochlezhka) in Nizhny Novgorod, which had been built in 1880-83 by the Old Believer grain merchant and philanthropist Nikolai Alexandrovich Bugrov (Russian: Николай Александрович Бугров) (1837--1911) in memory of his father, A.P. Bugrov. When the actors of the Moscow Arts Theatre were preparing the play for its first run in 1902, Maxim Gorky supplied them with photographs of the Nizhny Novgorod underclass taken by the famous local photographer, Maxim Dmitriev (Максим Дмитриев), to help with the realism of the acting and costumes.[1] When it first appeared, The Lower Depths was criticized for its pessimism and ambiguous ethical message. The presentation of the lower classes was viewed as overly dark and unredemptive, and Gorky was clearly more interested in creating memorable characters than in advancing a formal plot. However, in this respect, the play is generally regarded as a masterwork. The theme of harsh truth versus the comforting lie pervades the play from start to finish, as most of the characters choose to deceive themselves from the bleak reality of their condition. LukaVassilisaVaska PepelNatashaThe ActorAnnaSatineNastyaThe BaronKvashnyaBoobnoffKleeshtshMyedvyedyeffKostoloffThe TartarAlyoshkaWhen .. «На дне» -- пьеса Максима Горького, написанная в конце 1901 -- начале 1902 года. Первоначальные названия -- «Без солнца», «Ночлежка», «Дно», «На дне жизни»[1]. В пьесе, имеющей подзаголовок «Картины», изображена группа обитателей ночлежного дома для неимущих. В январе 1904 года пьеса получила Грибоедовскую премию. Пьеса была разрешена к постановке только в МХТ, где была осуществлена первая постановка с большим успехом 18 декабря 1902 года режиссёрами К. С. Станиславским, который также исполнил одну из центральных ролей (Сатин), и Немировичем-Данченко. К 60-летию первой постановки (18 декабря 1962 года) пьеса прошла во МХАТе 1451 раз[1]. Постановка пьесы на императорской сцене была запрещена. Тем не менее, петербургские актёры приняли участие в двух чтениях пьесы «в лицах» в 1903 году -- в доме Н. П. Карабчевского и в дворянском собрании. До 1905 года постановка пьесы разрешалась с большими купюрами и каждый раз с согласия местных властей. Две противоборствующие стихии -- правда и ложь -- сталкиваются в пьесе лицом к лицу после появления старика Луки, для которого ложь во спасение равносильна «твоя правда, а не ихняя». Михаил Иванов[2] Костылёв -- 54 года, содержатель ночлежкиВасилиса Карповна -- его жена, 26 летНаташа -- её сестра, 20 летМедведев -- их дядя, полицейский, 50 летВаська Пепел -- вор, 28 летКлещ -- Андрей Митрич, слесарь, 40 летАнна -- его жена, 30 летНастя -- девица, 24 годаКвашня -- торговка пельменями, под 40 летБубнов -- картузник, 45 летБарон -- 33 годаСатин, Актёр -- приблизительно одного возраста: лет под 40Лука -- странник, 60 летАлёшка -- сапожник, 20 летКривой Зоб, Татарин -- крючникинесколько босяков без имён и речей  

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        Un Coeur Simple

      London: Eragny Press, 1901. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. beige cloth spine, gray boards, front cover paper label. Fine in navy clam shell, paper spine label. Fine. Pissarro, Lucien. 113 pages 10.5 x 10.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 226 copies, sold by Hacon & Ricketts. Wood engraved first two leaves by Lucien Pissarro engraved by Esther Pissarro. Roderick Cave in THE PRIVATE PRESS notes, "But though Pissarro had learned much of typography from Ricketts they were no means imitations of the Vale manner, Eragny books had a charm and freshness quite unlike anything found in the work of any other private press." Slight toning to front and rear free endapers. In hand crafted clam shell box by Laurie Bolger, Conservation Librarian, University Club Library, New York.

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