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        MARK CHESTER: OR A MILL AND A MILLION: A TALE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ...

      Boston: Banner of Light Publishing Co., [1901]. Boston: Banner of Light Publishing Co.,. [1901]. original brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold.. A bright, nearly fine copy. An uncommon book. (#152077). First edition. Novel set in Southern California (Redondo Beach) at the turn of the last millennium, Horatio Algerish in plot, occult in mood, utopian in sentiment and purpose. The story follows the crisscrossing fortunes of the hero, Mark Chester, a penniless but virtuous Englishman who has just arrived in Redondo, and a seemingly identical twin, Marcus Chesterfield, a dissolute millionaire staying at the hotel. Two beautiful local girls of opposite temperaments drive the romantic subplots forward. Isabel Morton, a gentle blonde, is pushed by her respectable but ambitious mother into the arms of the millionaire, but she loves him not and resists the pressure. Jane Erie, a willful brunette from the other side of the tracks (her mother, perfecting the contrast, is a milquetoast), has set her sights on the millionaire and eventually marries him. Jane is by far the most interesting character in what is otherwise a tendentious melodrama: an übermensch and apostle of Will who is treated with surprising sympathy by the author. She has acquired the power of astral travel and appears as a spectre before Mrs. Morton to prove her dominance. Mark also has an astral dream in which he discovers nearby mines that give him the capital to build a utopian community: 100 identical cottages for 100 families who will work on a nearby farm. This is the start of a national movement that spreads across the country, 'and at last in this way there were no more tramps -- no more hungry men, women and children ... The old-time millionaire will cease to be, and monopolies will be, at length, driven to the wall.' The author wrote several other utopian/occult fantasies under his own name and the pseudonym 'Ernst von Himmel.' Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 P-282. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 2005.

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        Wassersport XIX. Jahrgang 1901, Nummern 1-52. Fachzeitschrift für Rudern, Segeln und verwandte Sportzweige.

      Berlin SW 48. Verlag Martin Oldenbourg, 1901. - mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Karten und Bauskizzen, 2°. 36,0 x 26,6 cm. 606 Seiten, Wassersport, 19, Wassersport, 19 In gutem Zustand. Einband lericht berieben, Schnitt gebräunt, die Vorsätze stockig und braunfleckig. der Buchblock papierbedingt durchgängig leicht gebräunt , aber sauber, selten und interessant. Amtlicher Anzeiger 385 wassersportlicher Vereine und Verbände. privater Halbleinenband mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'FAREWELL, NIKOLA'

      London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited,. 1901. original bevel-edged dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in black, white, and gold, pictorial paper inlay on front panel, all edges untrimmed.. Just a bit of flaking to white enamel background on front and spine. panels, else a fine copy. Scarce in nice condition. (#152651). First edition. Fourth and final novel featuring Doctor Nikola, a occult adventurer who seeks immortality. The diabolical doctor, a precursor to Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu, is considered by some to be the first fictional super villain. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 40. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 243. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 222. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 47. Bleiler (1978), p. 27. Reginald 01627. Hubin (1994), p. 87.

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        A HONEYMOON IN SPACE ...

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.,. 1901. original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white, black and gray, spine panel stamped in black and white.. Mild sunning to spine panel, white chalk lettering mostly perished. from spine panel, a couple of small stains on rear cover, a very good. copy. A much better than average copy of a fairly scarce book rarely. found in nice condition. (#152099). First edition. "An interplanetary science fiction novel of the 'Cook's tour' variety in which a honeymoon couple travel, in a spacecraft powered by the 'R-force,' through the solar system, visiting the nearly lifeless moon (with archeological remains), the scientifically advanced, macrocephalic but warlike humanoid Martians, the sinless, winged Venusians, Jupiter, Saturn and, on the way home, Ceres." - Locke, Voyages in Space 92. "The romance sums up the wonders of interplanetary flights described in fiction from Cyrano de Bergerac to 1900..." - Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 112-13. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-84 and (2004) II-466. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 938. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 367. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 27. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06374.

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        The Poems Of Shemseddin Mohammed Hafiz Of Shiraz (3 vols.)

      Villon Society 1901 - London: Villon Society 1901. Limited edition; printed for The Villon Society by private subscription & for private circulation only. Three volumes bound in blue & gilt-stamped vellum; hand-numbered 36; top edges gilded & sides deckled. Moderate surface scuffing & darkening to the spines. Internally pages a little age-toned, yet text remains sharp. All bindings sound. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Jagdbuch Kaiser Maximilians I.

      Verlag der Wagner\'schen Univ.-Buchhandlung Innsbruck 1901 Quart (bis 35 cm) Halbpergament Mit drei farbigen Reproduktionen gleichzeitiger Bilder und drei Lichtdrucktafeln. In Verbindung mit Wm. A. Baillie-Grohman herausgegeben von Dr. Michael Mayr, Archiv-Direktor der k.k. Statthalterei und a. o. Universitäts-Professor in Innsbruck. --- Großformat 34 x 23 cm, Halbpergament mit vier Bünden, Deckeln dekoriertes Leinen. Rauher Schnitt, Schmuckpapier-Vorsätze, Zweifarben-Druck. Bindung gut, gerader Buchblock, Leinen an den Ecken leicht berieben, Papier am Schnitt leicht angestaubt. Alles in allem aber gut (Detailfotos gerne per Mail). - Auf dem Schmutztitel vorne mit vier Unterschriften versehen + mit Widmung: Dr. Jos. Weinlechner (Josef Weinlechner, 1829 - 1906, österreichischer Kinderchirurg, Primarchirurg am St. Anna Kinderspital, Primararzt an der Rudolfstiftung, Universitäts-Professor) // Dr. Carl Toldt (1840 - 1920, österreichischer Professor für Anatomie. Vorstand des Anatomischen Institutes der Universität Innsbruck, ab 1905 Mitglied des Herrenhauses) // Dr. Gustav Lott (Gustav Christian Lott, 1842 - 1909, Vorstand der Gynäkologischen Abteilung an der Wiener Poliklinik, Universitäts-Professor) // Der vierte Name nicht klar zuordenbar: Dr. Leo ... (Primarius). - Widmung: \"widmeten dieses buch am 8. Dezember 1901 den Hubertusheimern\". Alle vier Unterschriften finden sich nochmals im Original am vorletzten Blatt. -- 192 Seiten. --- Beigepackt, im gleichen Format: Kaiser Maximilians I. Jagd- und Fischereibücher - Jagd und Fischerei in den Alpenländern im 16. Jahrhundert (Text von Dr. Franz Niederwolfsgruber, Pinguin Verlag Innsbruck 1992, 75 Seiten mit einigen Abbildungstafeln in Farbe und s/w, sehr gutes Exemplar) --- Beide Exemplare stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., in beiden Büchern die Signatur dieses Botschafters. --- Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Wagner Wagnersche Wagner\'sche Maximilian signiert Signatur Widmung signed Signature Jagdbücher

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        Ueber die Warmeabsorption durch Kohlensaure und ihren Einfluss auf die Temperatur der Erdoberflache

      Stockholm: Ofversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Forhandlingar, 1901. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. First Edition. 25-58 pages plus blank wrappers as issued. 8vo. The stamp of C. R. Van Hise on the front wrapper, and pencilled annotation (presumably author's presentation). Author's name underlined on first page. Wraps. A paper by Nobel Laureate Arrhenius related to Climate Change: "About the heat absorption by carbon dioxide and its influence on the temperature of the earth's surface" With the stamp of C. R. Van Hise (Geologist and eventual President of University of Wisconsin). Arrhenius won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1903 "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation." Later in life, Arrhenius became interested in other phenomena including meteorology and cosmic physics. He is also credited with the first quantitative analysis of carbonic acid (carbon dioxide) and it's role in climate change. His first paper on the subject was published in 1887 and provided the first quantitative attempts to measure the Greenhouse Effect. "A hundred years ago, Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius asked the important question "Is the mean temperature of the ground in any way influenced by the presence of the heat-absorbing gases in the atmosphere?" He went on to become the first person to investigate the effect that doubling atmospheric carbon dioxide would have on global climate. The question was debated throughout the early part of the 20th century and is still a main concern of Earth scientists today...By 1904, Arrhenius became concerned with rapid increases in anthropogenic carbon emissions and recognized that "the slight percentage of carbonic acid in the atmosphere may, by the advances of industry, be changed to a noticeable degree in the course of a few centuries." (NASA Earth Observatory) Arhennius viewed this as a potential benefit leading to overall warming and better food production. He could not have anticipated the sharp rise that we've seen in atmospheric carbon dioxide since that time. The paper offered here expand on the work in Arhennius's first paper in this important area and explore some of his later ideas. Riesenfeld, Svante Arrhenius #69.

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        Le Chariot d'or - Symphonie héroïque. LAS.

      Paris, Société du Mercure de France 1901 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 38 exemplaires, celui-ci (N°21) un des 29 sur Hollande. Avec une Lettre Autographe Signée d'Albert Samain datée du 9 août 1898 et adressée à François Coppée : " Mon cher Maître, je ne saurais vous dire à quel point j'ai été ému par le petit mot plein de coeur que vous m'avez envoyé." Paris, Société du Mercure de France - 1901 - 236 pages. Bel ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Auguste-P. Garnier. Très belle reliure demi maroquin vert olive signée Dupré. Dos à nerfs et à caissons richement orné et doré, titre et date en pied. Double filet bordant les plats. Tête dorée sur témoin. Non rogné. Couverture jaune et dos conservés. Bel exemplaire. Parfait état. Format in-8°(20x14). 1ère Edition Dédicacé par l'auteur [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Diccionario de la Lengua Tarasca o de Michoacán

      Mexico City: Tipografia de la Oficina Impresora de Estampillas, 1901 174 pages. Small folio. (13" x 9 1/4") bound in half pebbled cloth with marbled boards. Limited edition of 200 copies of which this is number 156.When the Franciscans arrived in Michoacán in 1525, they found a new challenge, the language of the natives of the region, whom they came to call Tarascans was different from other native languages of New Spain. Maturino Gilberti, a Franciscan friar whose skills in the Tarascan language exceeded those of their peers. When his works were printed it was the first attempt of a systematic analysis of the language, and his vocabulary is still the best known Tarascan dictionary. Prior to his arrival in the new world, very little is know, it is thought that he may have been born in 1498. but it could have been in 1507 or 8 in the city of Poitiers, France. He studied arts and theology at the University of Toulouse and came to New Spain in 1531, shortly after his ordination. Fray Alonso de la Rea, Michoacán's Franciscan chronicler of the seventeenth century, says Gilberti went directly to Michoacán. He quickly learned the language and was held in high admiration by the natives. It seems that his first publication was a Christian doctrine that came out in 1553. In 1556 we find Fray Gilberti in Tzintzuntzan, were Quiroga established the episcopal see and where indigenous Tzintzuntzans and other subjected indians were forced in building the his cathedral. Gilberti stood against Bishop Quiroga and the enslavement of the indigenous to build and pay for the cathedral. In the summer of 1558 Gilberti proposed several books to be printed in Mexico. He Had obtained approval for them by James Daciano, guardian (superior of the convent)of the Franciscans in Tzintzuntzan, in July. He must have acted quickly, because on August 10 received letters from Archbishop Alonso, and the Franciscan provincial authorizing the publication of his books. Within the same twelve month period the Viceroy Luis de Velasco gave his written approval. In accordance with such approvals he would published four books in Mexico during the course of less than one year. All were published at the press of Juan Pablo. It seems that Gilberti had thought that his grammar (Arte) and dictionary (vocabulary) were two parts of the same work. This is probably the reason why the dictionary does not have the usual written approvals, because the dictionary is mentioned in the letters to the principle of grammar. Gilberti died in Tzintzuntzan 1585.Condition:Rebound with paper boards chipped at edges, spine label chipped, corners bumped, spine ends rubbed. Internally very good in good binding.

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        Die Parasiten des Menschen und die von ihnen herrührenden Krankheiten. Ein Hand- und Lehrbuch für Naturforscher und Aerzte.

      Leipzig, Winter, 1879-1901. - 1. Band I. + II. Abtheilung (alles Erschienene) in 2 Bänden. 8°. XXXI, 1000 S.; XXXI, IV, IX, VIII, 897 S. Mit 780 Holzschnitten im Text. Schlichte Bibliothekshalbleinwandbände mit handschriftlichen Rückentiteln. Hirsch-H. III, 757. - Garrison-M. 5344 und 2453 (mit abweichenden Angaben). - Erste Abteilung in der zweiten, um 250 Seiten erweiterten Auflage. Zweite Abteilung nach dem Tode des Verfassers zu Ende geführt von Gustav Brandes. - Titel und Vorsätze mehrfach gestempelt

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        KIM

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901. First American edition, first issue. A very square and crisp copy without the wear normally seen. First American edition, first issue. (vi), 460p. Illustrated with 10 plates on coated stock. Bound in publisher's green ribbed cloth with titles in gilt and caravel design in black on spine and upper cover, t.e.g. Considered by many Kipling's greatest work. The American and English editions were both published in October, 1901; the American edition was copyrighted two weeks earlier than the English. Livingston 248; Stewart 253.

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        Manuscript Wolverhampton Police Force

      This is a fascinating and historically important primary resource for local history and Police history, consisting of two large 15 inch tall folio Manuscript volumes titled "The Police Register" for the Wolverhampton Police Force from the years 1901-1936, recording personal details of all the policemen recruited into the Police Force over a 35 year period, giving home addresses, personal details such as age, date of birth, height, wages, and rates of pay during each year of service, details of retirement and length of service, each entry being individually signed and dated by the officer in question, also there are many further tipped in notes and letters throughout, nearly 800 numbered pages across the two volumes, the books are bound in half leather with cloth covered boards, with the binders labels of "Plummer & Co" Printers and Stationers of Temple Street of Wolverhampton, the leather to the bindings has perished with heavy loss to leather and tears to the cloth, heavily worn corners, else bindings still holding well, a few creased corners within and usual handling marks for book that were in use for many years. A unique and important archive of information on the Cities police force in the early part of the last century

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        The Aniline Colours of the Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik, Ludwigshafen °/Rhine [sic], and their Application on Wool, Cotton, Silk and other Textile Fibres

      Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik], [Ludwigshafen am Rhein 1901 - Quarto (265 x 185 mm), x (last blank), 534, xi (index) pages plus 2 plates (showing the company's German, French and Russian factories) and 20 'Pattern Sheets' with over 620 captioned mounted samples of dyed fabrics and threads. Original half morocco-grain cloth with green cloth sides embossed with a crocodile-skin pattern; spine lettered and decorated in gilt; joints cracked but sound; covers slightly marked, with light wear to the corners and minor loss to the head and foot of the spine; paper lightly toned, with occasional light foxing; a few trifling signs of use; overall a very good copy, with the wonderful fabric samples uniformly bright and in fine condition. A comprehensive manual to the aniline dyes produced by the Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik, including detailed instructions for dying yarns and printing fabrics. The mounted samples comprise wool (135 fabric swatches); cotton (180 swatches and tassels of thread); silk (138 tassels); blended fabrics (96 swatches); and printed fabrics (72 swatches and tassels). The verso of the front flyleaf contains a printed generic 'with compliments' message, ending with 'For Own Use Only'; this copy was presented to the John Young & Company cotton mill in Radcliffe, Manchester, in January 1907. Founded in 1865, the Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik was a pioneer manufacturer of synthetic dyes. Still based in Ludwigshafen, and now trading as BASF, it is currently the largest chemical producer in the world. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bell, Robert Anning, illustrator] The Tempest

      Freemantle & Co., London 1901 - Original publisher's full vellum binding with original copper colored silk ties, superb pictorially gilt-stamped cover of scenes from the Tempest, all-over, on cover and spine. No. 34 of 174 Copies only, signed by Bell and with a hand-written limitation statement (probably not by Bell) on front free fly: "This Edition is limited to 174 copies, such signed by the Artist, and of which this is No. 34 (in red ink) Robert Anning Bell (signed by artist)." Pictorial title page, frontispiece and 25 superb full-page illustrations by Bell, as well as numerous half-page, head and tailpieces, etc. Fine. Housed in simple light green slipcase.

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift.30.4.1901. 4 Seiten gefaltet.

      1901. 18x11,5 cm. (wohl erhalten).

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        ZUANSHU^ Roku

      1901. Fine. [DESIGN] Tsuda SEIFU. ZUANSHU Roku. Kyoto: Honda Ichijiro, Meiji 34 [1901]. Volume 6 of a total of 8 printed. Tassel-bound printed paper covers. 25 x 17.7 cm. A series of designs by the young Tsuda Seifu [1880- 1978], who became one of the foremost Japanese artists of the 20th century. 10 lavishly printed and overprinted designs in color and metallic inks. Any volume is a remarkable rarity. Superb designs by the young Seifu^. Fine save for some slight edgewear.

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        Japan: Its History Arts and Literature [and] China Its History Arts and Literature [12 volumes] Oriental Series Author's Edition

      Boston and Tokyo 1901 and 1902: J. B. Millet, 1901. First Edition Thus. Red Cloth. Near Fine. 9 3/8" Tall. Photographs Throughout. Teg. 12 Volumes: Eight Volumes On Japan, Copyright 1901, And 4 Volumes On China, Copyright 1902, In Original Matching Red Cloth Bindings. #59 Of 1000 Of The "Author's Edition", In Very Sturdy And Long-Lasting Red Cloth. Brinkley Was A Military Attached For The British Legation Circa 1867-1871, Then An Advisor To The Meiji Government And An Instructor At The Naval Gunnery School. He Owned And Edited The Japan Mail From 1881, Which Later Merged With The Japan Times, And Was Foreign Correspondent Of The Times Of London. Very Light Signs Of Wear, Light Bumping To Head And Foot Of Spines, No Marks Or Names Or Bookplates, Not Ex-Library, A Well-Preserved Set. Volume I Has Fading In A Section At Top Of Rear Board, Where It Was Exposed To Light, But Spines Are Not Noticeably Faded. [Later Editions Of This Work Include Additions On Other Countries By Other Authors; The Complete Set Is 24 Volumes, The Later Volumes Being Considerably Scarcer Than The First 12]. International Postage Via Priority Mail Will Be Over $120; Us Postage About $20..

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        Das Jagdbuch Kaiser Maximilians I.

      Verlag der Wagner'schen Univ.-Buchhandlung, Innsbruck 1901 - Mit drei farbigen Reproduktionen gleichzeitiger Bilder und drei Lichtdrucktafeln. In Verbindung mit Wm. A. Baillie-Grohman herausgegeben von Dr. Michael Mayr, Archiv-Direktor der k.k. Statthalterei und a. o. Universitäts-Professor in Innsbruck. --- Großformat 34 x 23 cm, Halbpergament mit vier Bünden, Deckeln dekoriertes Leinen. Rauher Schnitt, Schmuckpapier-Vorsätze, Zweifarben-Druck. Bindung gut, gerader Buchblock, Leinen an den Ecken leicht berieben, Papier am Schnitt leicht angestaubt. Alles in allem aber gut (Detailfotos gerne per Mail). - Auf dem Schmutztitel vorne mit vier Unterschriften versehen + mit Widmung: Dr. Jos. Weinlechner (Josef Weinlechner, 1829 - 1906, österreichischer Kinderchirurg, Primarchirurg am St. Anna Kinderspital, Primararzt an der Rudolfstiftung, Universitäts-Professor) // Dr. Carl Toldt (1840 - 1920, österreichischer Professor für Anatomie. Vorstand des Anatomischen Institutes der Universität Innsbruck, ab 1905 Mitglied des Herrenhauses) // Dr. Gustav Lott (Gustav Christian Lott, 1842 - 1909, Vorstand der Gynäkologischen Abteilung an der Wiener Poliklinik, Universitäts-Professor) // Der vierte Name nicht klar zuordenbar: Dr. Leo . (Primarius). - Widmung: "widmeten dieses buch am 8. Dezember 1901 den Hubertusheimern". Alle vier Unterschriften finden sich nochmals im Original am vorletzten Blatt. -- 192 Seiten. --- Beigepackt, im gleichen Format: Kaiser Maximilians I. Jagd- und Fischereibücher - Jagd und Fischerei in den Alpenländern im 16. Jahrhundert (Text von Dr. Franz Niederwolfsgruber, Pinguin Verlag Innsbruck 1992, 75 Seiten mit einigen Abbildungstafeln in Farbe und s/w, sehr gutes Exemplar) --- Beide Exemplare stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., in beiden Büchern die Signatur dieses Botschafters. --- Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Size: Quart (bis 35 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz in Wort und Bild für Schule und Haus. Neue Subscription. In 4 Bänden.

      Gera-Untermhaus, Fr. Eugen Köhler. Ohne Jahr, (1901, d.i. Titelauflage der EA von 1886-1889).. Gr.-Oktav. Reich goldgeprägtes Org.-Halbleder mit Buntpapiervorsätzen und umseitig farbigem Schnitt. Kollation: VIII, 366 S.; 1 Bl., IV, 242 S., 1 Bl.; IV, 372 S.; VIII, 577 (+1) S., mit zusammen 616 chromolithographischen Tafeln (num. 1-612 und 49.2, 50.2, 171.2, 306.2). Die Angaben auf den Titelblättern, die addiert eine Gesamtzahl von 630 Tafeln ergäben, sind wie immer falsch – das Werk ist wie vorliegend komplett. Praktisch frei von Gebrauchspuren und damit außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Vgl. Nissen, BBI 1947nd & 1947ne. Titelauflage der Erstausgabe von 1886-1889 (1947nd) – hier noch vor der Abänderung der Verlegeradresse für die zweite Ausgabe. Der Unterschied zur EA besteht einzig in einem dem Titel nun beigefügten Zusatz „Neue Subscription“. Das Werk, das in vorliegendem Umfang ausschließlich die Phanerogamen inkl. der Farnkräuter, der Schachtelhalme und Bärlappe behandelt, wurde später von Walter Migula um Bände zu den Kryptogamen ergänzt (vgl. Nissen). – Die schönen und präzisen Tafeln vom Geraer Künstler und Lithographen Walter Müller gezeichnet. In seiner Hauptschaffenszeit (1880-1910) schuf er nahezu 6.000 Pflanzentafeln als Aquarell oder Lithographie für die maßgeblichen deutschsprachigen Monographien zur Botanik.

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        THE VIOLET FAIRY BOOK

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1901. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Ford, H.J.. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Vibrant blue cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine. Gilt illustration to front cover. Eight coloured plates. Numerous b/w illustrations. 388 pages. 7.5 x 5". All edges gilt. Spine bumped and worn with tiny splits to cloth at either end. 0.5" hole to cloth on front edge of spine towards bottom. Spine is also darkened and gilt dulled. A little bumping and wear to corners. Slight wear to gilt on front cover. Rear cover slightly grubby with a couple of dark marks. Front joint cracked for 1.5" near top, rear joint cracked. A few hinges starting to crack. Ink inscription to verso of front endpaper. A few small marks and a little foxing to contents but most pages clean. All plates present. [R]

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        Japan: Its History Arts and Literature [and] China Its History Arts and Literature [12 volumes] Oriental Series Author's Edition

      Boston and Tokyo 1901 and 1902: J. B. Millet, 1901. First Edition Thus. Red Cloth. Near Fine. 9 3/8" Tall. Photographs Throughout. Teg. 12 Volumes: Eight Volumes On Japan, Copyright 1901, And 4 Volumes On China, Copyright 1902, In Original Matching Red Cloth Bindings. #59 Of 1000 Of The "Author's Edition", In Very Sturdy And Long-Lasting Red Cloth. Brinkley Was A Military Attached For The British Legation Circa 1867-1871, Then An Advisor To The Meiji Government And An Instructor At The Naval Gunnery School. He Owned And Edited The Japan Mail From 1881, Which Later Merged With The Japan Times, And Was Foreign Correspondent Of The Times Of London. Very Light Signs Of Wear, Light Bumping To Head And Foot Of Spines, No Marks Or Names Or Bookplates, Not Ex-Library, A Well-Preserved Set. Volume I Has Fading In A Section At Top Of Rear Board, Where It Was Exposed To Light, But Spines Are Not Noticeably Faded. [Later Editions Of This Work Include Additions On Other Countries By Other Authors; The Complete Set Is 24 Volumes, The Later Volumes Being Considerably Scarcer Than The First 12]. International Postage Via Priority Mail Will Be Over $120; Us Postage About $20..

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        The praise of folie. Moriae encomium. A book made in Latin by that great Clerke Erasmus ... Edited by Sir Thomas Chaloner, Knight. Anno M.D.XLIX

      [London: Edward Arnold, printed at the Essex House Press "under the care of C. R. Ashbee,", 1901. Edition limited to 250 copies (this, no. 25); small folio, pp. vi, [2], 87, [1]; woodcuts and ornamental borders drawn by William Strang and cut by Bernard Sleigh; original parchment-backed decorative paper-covered boards, yapp edges, spine lettered in gilt; boards a little warped and with a small split at the top of the front joint; all else very good.

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        Bravest Deeds / Stories of Courage and Valor / Selections from The Youth's Companion (CONTAINING THE FIRST PUBLICATION IN BOOK FORM OF RUDYARD KIPLING'S ARTICLE 'WINNING THE VICTORIA CROSS')

      Youth's Companion / Perry Mason Company, Boston, Mass. 1901 - Eight years before publishing "Rudyard Kipling: The Books I Leave Behind" -- a full decade before his "Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliography" -- David Alan Richards delivered to the Kipling Society Annual Luncheon, May, 1999, a talk on "Collecting Kipling." "Bibliographies are customarily no indicators of rarity," Richards pointed out. "You will not learn from Livingston that 'The Seven Nights of Creation' (1886, Livingston 9, Stewart 2) exists in only three copies (Stewart said two, and one was his!). Other examples of breathtaking rarity abound. Kipling also suppressed The Smith Administration (1891, Livingston 73, Stewart 92), with only 6 known copies surviving out of the original 3,000. . . (The copy bought at the Charles Plumptre Johnson auction in New York in 1927, purchased by legendary bookseller Dr. Abraham Rosenbach for General Electric chief executive Owen D. Young and now in the Berg Collection in the New York Public Library, sold for $14,000, the highest price ever paid for the work of a living author, equivalent to about $125,000 today.) But are we downhearted, knowing that these books -- and I could expand the list of 'Kipling impossibles' by literally another two dozen titles -- are almost certainly never to be obtained?" Richards asks. "No! Why? The fascination with chance, the hope -- even the belief -- that in some attic, or scrapbook, or box of discarded volumes, an old Kipling rarity will surface -- or even a new one, unknown to all prior collectors and bibliographers. And I have hard evidence for that belief. Let me describe to you what I have been fortunate enough to find in the five years I have been collecting." Mr. Richards mentions a copy of Lippincott's Magazine for January 1891, containing the first appearance of "The Light That Failed," published December 1890, "which is the deemed to be the earliest printing of all; I know of no other example in any Kipling collection." And then there are "the complete surprises, the Kipling first editions which have been discovered, that no one knew existed. In the words of St. Luke, 'Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost," including "a paperback booklet produced in Boston by the children's magazine publisher Perry Mason Company entitled 'Bravest Deeds,' a compilation of items previously appearing in its monthly numbers, which is the first book edition of the story 'Winning The Victoria Cross,' uncollected by Kipling until 1923; this title may indeed be found in Livingston and Stewart, in a hardback under the date 1902, but my wrappered copy is dated 1901, and appears to be the only remaining copy." Well, not quite. Here's another, in gray wraps printed in red & black, firmly bound with four staples showing some rust, small damage and stain to rear wrap, also a small tidemark to bottom of title page only, dated 1901 to the title page with no later dates showing. It's 64 pp. with Kipling's "Winning the Victoria Cross" occupying pp.43-52, featuring several period illustrations and including his somewhat droll account of the incident of the regimental chaplain who was honored with the medal for rescuing two British cavalrymen "all mixed up with their horses in a watercourse" from "a knot of Afghans who were hurrying to attend to them." "I do not think he quite cared for the publicity," Kipling observes. Though the chaplain's citation did not mention HOW he discouraged the pursuers, "Afghans do not leave wounded men without the strongest sort of hint," Kipling notes, leading him to conclude the unofficial account (that the chaplain -- though officially a noncombatant -- somehow brought a revolver into play) "seems very possible." 64 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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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        Conspectus Florae Graecae

      lipsiae sumptibus guilelmi engelmann, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. latin text. volumes 1 to 3 plus the supplement. volume 1 was published in 1901, volume 2 in 1902, volume 3 in 1904 and the supplement in 1908. all have the neat signature of a previous owner. all volumes are in matching red cloth. the boards are shelf worn and the spines are discoloured. all 4 books are well bound. there are minor age related marks as one may expect with a set of this age. the condition is also given in terms of the book's age. a handsome set rarely found.

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        Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Establishment of... the District of Columbia

      1901. First Edition . COX, William V. Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Seat of Government in the District of Columbia. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1901. Large quarto, contemporary dark brown morocco blind and gilt stamped boards inlaid into full brown morocco gilt binding, later marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4500.First edition of this richly illustrated celebration of Washington, DC, this copy specially bound for President Theodore Roosevelt, with his name in gilt on the front cover.December 12, 1900, was the celebration of the centennial of the founding the capital of the United States in Washington, DC. As there was no specific birthdate for the District of Columbia, President McKinley chose a convenient time when Congress would still be in session. Nearly every state's governor was in attendance, as were heads of state. Roosevelt attended the celebration as Governor of New York, although he had already been elected Vice President under McKinley's 1900 campaign. This volume was presumably published early in the year, so Roosevelt undoubtedly received his copy as Vice President. He became President on September 14, 1901, after McKinley was assassinated. This richly illustrated tribute to our nation's capital includes four large folding maps printed in color at rear. Maps with a few cellophane tape and expert repairs, original morocco boards expertly restored and inlaid into a new morocco binding. A beautiful copy with a memorable Presidential association.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      MacMillan, London 1901 - 3 vols. The Victorian Edition. Dedicated. to Her Majesty the Queen. Original half vellum with elaborate art nouveau floral decorations on spine. Boards of original pale blue cloth show some marks and staining. Original dark green spine labels. Minor blemishes to vellum. A most attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed

      ("Booker T. Washington") in black fountain pen ink on his Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Booker T. Washington, Principal, Tuskegee, Alabama, November 12, 1901. 7 3/4" x 10 3/8"; 1 page (recto only); very good, 1901. To Mrs. Mary Johnson 225 Grove St. Auburndale, Mass. "Dear Madam: -- I am pleased to learn of your continued interest in our work, and also of your disposition to send us the copy of 'The Journal of Toophily'. Reading matter always finds a warm welcome at Tuskegee and we shall be pleased to have anything in this line that you can send us. I take it that Mrs. Walton will . when the barrel is to be shipped so that we can be on the look-out for it. Thanking you again for your kindness, I am, Very truly yours, Booker T. Washington."

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        Map of East China [with manuscript annotations in ink marking the routes of several major railway lines].

      Kartographische Abtheilung der Konigl. Preuss. Landes-Aufnahme 1901 - Large fold-out map, dissected into 16 segments, each measuring approximately 12” x 14” and backed onto canvas. Text in German. Map dimensions: 48½” x 57” (121cm x 145cm). Complete with original slipcase. With a pasted down label of Edward Stanford, London on the map and also the slipcase. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Jarvis of Harvard

      Boston: L.C. Page. 1901. First. First edition. Illustrated by Robert Edwards. Spinal extremities a little nicked, paper over the front hinge cracked, still a tight, about very good copy. The author's own copy of his first book, Signed by him on the front fly: "Please return to Reginald Wright Kauffman. Columbia, Penna." .

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        L'Argot au XXe Siecle Dictionnaire Francais-Argot

      Paris: Publie par l'Auteur Librairie Ernest Flammarion, 1901. Paperback. Very Good+. Original illustrated wraps; 8vo; pp. [457], plus ad, pages unopened. Number 24 from a limited edition of 25 copies "sur papier du Japon," signed by Bruant on the limitation page. Spine creased, lightly chipped at tips; covers a little rubbed. Previous owner's (handsome) bookplate on FFEP. Nice.

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        DRACULA .

      London, Archibald Constable and Company, 1901.. FIRST ABRIDGED EDITION 1901, abridged from 162,000 to 137,000 words (15%) by Stoker upon Constable's request for a cheaper, more easily readable text. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, printed in double column, pages: [11], 12-138, includes half-title, LACKS ADVERTS AT REAR which are numbered 139-144, LACKS ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, FACSIMILE OF ORIGINAL UPPER WRAPPER TIPPED IN ON FIRST FREE ENDPAPER, bound in full damask effect cloth of the time, gilt title to spine, pale brown endpapers. Covers slightly rubbed and with a few small marks, 3 pages have tiny nick to margins, nowhere near text, pale age-browning throughout and occasional pale stain, otherwise a very good copy, especially as it was issued on fragile poor quailty paper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Poems by W. B. Yeats

      T. FISHER, LONDON - Dark blue cloth hardcover with ornate impressed floral patterns gilt decoration to front cover and spine and gilt medallion on back cover; Revised Edition with preface by Yeats dated 1901, , corners bumped, front and back hinges cracked and showing some of the threads but still intact DATE PUBLISHED: EDITION: 304 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        [SEVEN PIECES OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK USED AS ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE BOOKS, "DEEDS OF VALOR: HOW AMERICA'S HEROES WON THE MEDAL OF HONOR"]

      [N.p., 1901. Seven tempera paintings on board, each approximately 20 x 30 inches. Image sizes vary, most approximately 15 x 22 inches, with one image being painted to the edges of the board. Some chipping at board edges, affecting just one image. Light dust soiling and a few stray marks in margins. Images generally clean and fine. An attractive group of seven grayscale tempera paintings that served as illustrations for episodes described in the 1901-1902 books, DEEDS OF VALOR, which relates the stories of Medal of Honor winners in the United States Military from the Civil War to the Boxer Rebellion. Four paintings are signed by George Henderson, two more are signed by an artist named Ball, not further identified, and a final painting is not signed, but the artist is identified on the verso as E. Jahn. The first painting chronologically depicts a scene from the Battle of Harper's Ferry, which took place at the end of May 1862, with action surrounding horse-drawn artillery on the heights above the Shenandoah River. The second painting shows the destruction of a Confederate privateering vessel in Galveston Bay. A third painting, "New Ulmer Citizens Behind the Barricades," depicts a defense against an attack by Winnebago and Blackfeet Indians at New Ulm, Minnesota in August 1862. The remaining artwork renders post-Civil War military action. "I Stationed All My Men on Elevated Points" depicts an episode from the Indian Wars, during which the U.S. Cavalry fought a snowy battle against the Sioux in Montana in February 1880. The final three paintings show events from the turn of the 20th century, including an illustration of the final moments of the U.S.S. Maine, whose destruction brought about the Spanish-American War. Another depicts the death of Gen. Henry R. Lawton during the Philippine-American War, and the final painting shows the American defense of Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. An excellent set of paintings depicting diverse American military actions.

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        Alter Stadel aus Sarntheim - original Ölgemälde auf Malkarton / oil on cardboard -- 31,5 x 42,5 cm -- links unten signiert.

      Südtirol 1901. Aufgeführt in: Irmgard Holz u. Alexander Rauch, Josef Wopfner, Rosenheim 1989, Werkverzeichnis.-Nr. 387. -- Abbildung in: Die Kunst unserer Zeit, München 1907, S. 188. -- mit kleinem Farbabplatzer. -- Joseph Wopfner war ein österreichischer Landschaftsmaler und Vertreter der Münchener Schule. Er wurde 1843 in Schwaz / Tirol geboren. Da er für seine Gemälde häufig Motive aus dem Chiemgau benutzte, wird er auch als Chiemseemaler bezeichnet. 1860 ging er nach München. Er war Schüler von Carl Theodor von Piloty an der Königlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste und freundete sich mit Wilhelm Leibl an. Er hatt sein Atelier in der Landwehrstraße. Die Landschaft des Chiemgaus prägte fast sein ganzes künstlerisches Schaffen. Die Sommermonate verbrachte er meist auf der Fraueninsel / Chiemsee. 1873 gehörte er zu den Mitbegründern der Münchner Künstlergesellschaft Allotria, auf deren Jahresausstellung er im selben Jahr mit den Gemälden „Kartoffelernte“ und „Motiv in Chiemsee“ vertreten war. 1884 verlegte er sein Atelier in die Nymphenburger Str. 24 (heute 41). 1885 ernannte ihn seine Heimatgemeinde Schwaz zum Ehrenbürger, 1886 die Gemeinde Frauenchiemsee. In Anerkennung seiner Verdienste wurde ihm 1887 der Bayerische Michaelsorden verliehen. Die Königliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, deren Ehrenmitglied er seit 1896 war, ernannte ihn am 3. November 1888 zum Titularprofessor. Auf der Glaspalast-Ausstellung 1890 wurde er mit einer Goldmedaille ausgezeichnet. Da er mehrmals den Prinzregenten Luitpold porträtiert hatte, erhielt er 1906 die Prinzregent Luitpold-Medaille. 1914 wurde ihm die Bayerische Staatsbürgerschaft verliehen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        [SEVEN PIECES OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK USED AS ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE BOOKS, "DEEDS OF VALOR: HOW AMERICA'S HEROES WON THE MEDAL OF HONOR"]

      [N.p., 1901. Seven tempera paintings on board, each approximately 20 x 30 inches. Image sizes vary, most approximately 15 x 22 inches, with one image being painted to the edges of the board. Some chipping at board edges, affecting just one image. Light dust soiling and a few stray marks in margins. Images generally clean and fine. An attractive group of seven grayscale tempera paintings that served as illustrations for episodes described in the 1901-1902 books, DEEDS OF VALOR, which relates the stories of Medal of Honor winners in the United States Military from the Civil War to the Boxer Rebellion. Four paintings are signed by George Henderson, two more are signed by an artist named Ball, not further identified, and a final painting is not signed, but the artist is identified on the verso as E. Jahn. The first painting chronologically depicts a scene from the Battle of Harper's Ferry, which took place at the end of May 1862, with action surrounding horse-drawn artillery on the heights above the Shenandoah River. The second painting shows the destruction of a Confederate privateering vessel in Galveston Bay. A third painting, "New Ulmer Citizens Behind the Barricades," depicts a defense against an attack by Winnebago and Blackfeet Indians at New Ulm, Minnesota in August 1862. The remaining artwork renders post-Civil War military action. "I Stationed All My Men on Elevated Points" depicts an episode from the Indian Wars, during which the U.S. Cavalry fought a snowy battle against the Sioux in Montana in February 1880. The final three paintings show events from the turn of the 20th century, including an illustration of the final moments of the U.S.S. Maine, whose destruction brought about the Spanish-American War. Another depicts the death of Gen. Henry R. Lawton during the Philippine-American War, and the final painting shows the American defense of Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. An excellent set of paintings depicting diverse American military actions.

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