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        Herodias

      London: Eragny Press, 1901. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. beige cloth spine, gray boards, front cover paper label. Fine in black clam shell, paper spine label. Fine. Pissarro, Lucien. 195 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,..... Not a small part of their charm came from the gaily patterned paper over boards used in their bindings." Unopened, 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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        Ueber die Natur und die Ursachen der öffentlichen Credits, Staatsanleyen, die Tilgung der öffentlichen Schulden, den Handel mit Staatspapieren und die Wechselwirkung zwischen den Creditoperationen der Staaten und dem ökonomischen und politischen Zustande der Länder. (2. Auflage).

      XVI, 714 S., [2] S., Ln. d. Zeit m. goldgepr. Rückenschild, Einbd. fleckig, Schnitt angestaubt u. gegilbt, Bug angeplatzt, innen stockfleckig, verso Vortitelbl. u. auf d. Tit.bl. alte Schulstempel. Der öffentliche Credit. Zweite u. maßgebliche Auflage. Erster, Allgemeiner Theil. (Alles was erschienen ist.) MNE II,70. - Kress C 591. - "Gewiss die bedeutendste Schrift, welche über das Staatsschuldenproblem in irgend einer Sprache geschrieben worden ist." (Sauer & Auvermann V,1901). - Die erstmals 1820 erschienene Schrift wurde vom Verfasser maßgeblich erweitert. Nebenius Plan, das Werk um einen zweiten Teil zu ergänzen, "welcher, der Erzählung und Beurtheilung von Thatsachen gewidmet ist", wurde nie verwirklicht. "Ich übergebe dem Publicum in diesem ersten Theile im Grunde eine neue Schrift, welche, als ein für sich bestehendes Ganzes, zugleich einen eigenen Titel hat." (Aus dem Vorwort). - In der erweiterten Ausgabe sehr selten.

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        The Praise Of Folie. Moriae Encomium A Booke Made In Latin By That Great Clerke Erasmus Roterodame. Englished By Sir Thomas Chaloner Knight Anno M.D. XLIX

      London: Essex House Press, 1901. Hardcover. Parchment decorated boards, spine lettered in gilt, yapp edges. Very good. 87 pages. 30 x 22 cm. Limited edition copy 108 of 250 printed under the supervision of C.R. Ashbee, edited from the black letter edition of 1549 by Janet E. Ashbee, woodcuts drawn by William Strang, and cut by Bernard Sleigh. Clean, fresh copy. Bookplate of Richard D. Friedlander laid-in.

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        Archaeological Researches in Costa Rica

      Ivar Haeggstroms Boktryckeri, Stockholm 1901 - illustrations, map. 195p. plus 87 plates printed on one side and each preceded by an identifying sheet also printed on one side and containing the plate number and a brief description of the plate. Old but not original green cloth. 36cm. Covers rather scuffed and moderately soiled. Contents clean. Sound copy. No Jacket. At head of title: Royal Ethnographical Museum in Stockholm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        First Issue of "The China Times", January 21, 1901, The Very First English Newspaper Ever Published in Peking, China

      Peking: The China Times, 1901 - First edition, first issue. Elephant Folio, 55.2*39.3cm (27.6*39.3cm when folded), recto blank. Slight foxing. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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)

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        Le Broyeur de Lin.

      Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, L. Carteret et Cie. Successeurs 1901 - Avec Préface des Souvenirs d'Enfance et de Jeunesse. Vingt-sept Eaux-fortes originales de Ed. Rudaux. (Complet & Contrôlé) Édition tirée à 300 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°112) un des 150 exemplaires de grand choix sur JAPON. Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, L. Carteret et Cie. Successeurs 1901. xxxiv (préface) et 71 pages. Relié in fine Spécimen de l'édition avec 2 illustrations supplémentaires. Reliure demi-maroquin bleu à coins signée Stroobants. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons filetés et de fleurons dorés. Filets dorés bordant les plats. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture et dos ornés de fleurs, conservés. Signet. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-8°(23x16). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STORIES IN THE DARK

      London: Grant Richards, 1901.. Small octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-191 [192], original pictorial yellow cloth, front copver printed in red and black, spine panel printed in black. First edition. In addition to the rare large paper limited issue of 250 copies signed by Pain, there were two issues of the trade copies, some bound in pictorial yellow cloth and the others bound in pictorial wrappers in shilling shocker format, this being one of the hardbound copies. This is Pain's core collection of horror fiction, supernatural and psychological, including classic "The Moon-Slave," woman seduced by the Great God Pan, "The Gray Cat," a loathsome familiar, and "The Undying Thing," a Gothic extravaganza featuring a deathless subterranean werewolf. Impressive range of themes and moods, stylish treatment. See Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature Iv, pp. 1662-64. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-156. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1278. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 742. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 88. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 317. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-196. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 400. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11123. Hubin (1994), p. 624. NCBEL IV 698. Cloth a bit dusty and soiled, tiny stain on rear cover, black background on front panel rubbed, a very good copy. Overall, a nice copy of a book seldom found in decent condition due to the fragile nature of the binding. (#156813)

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        FROM BEHIND THE VEIL ..

      St. Louis: Published for the Author by Christian Publishing Company, [1901].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xiv 15-419 [420: blank], original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition? "Lost race novel set in pre-Columbian Central America among the Chichimecs and Toltecs. The former are postulated to be survivors of Atlantis. Oddly enough, all the characters in the novel have English names (Winnie, Edmond, Oscar, Stonewall, etc.); and they speak and act like characters in a Victorian society romance. The heroine has not two but three rivals. This story is spliced together with a rather opaque adventure story about conflict between the Chichimecs and the Toltecs. The most overtly fantastic feature of the book relates to a lake high up in the mountains, whose depths conceal a strange monster generated from the slain bodies and reincarnated souls of vanquished Chichimecs warriors, ingloriously dumped into the lake by their enemies, the evil Toltecs. The natives have a fear of the lake and avoid it. Once every century, the monster rises and frolics in the sunshine for a period of time, then returns quietly to its Stygian prison. The story is told within a double frame narrative: American campers discover a cave in which are found the remains of a Spanish priest who translated the story from the Toltec language into Spanish, which manuscript is then translated by the campers into English. The priest states that the original story was composed in 1005 A.D. Why 11th century Toltecs (or Chichimecs) would compose a Victorian novel, complete with English names and English mores, is nowhere explained. Perhaps these ex-Atlanteans were time travelers. Imagining so would help relieve what is otherwise an extremely dull (though rare) book." - Robert Eldridge. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles. The Stuart Teitler Collection of Lost Race Fiction, p. 8 (recording this edition). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 A-323 (recording a Salem, Mo. edition of 1901). Some damp staining to cloth and edges of text block, lower right corners bruised, a good, sound copy of an uncommon book. (#149485)

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        Beiträge zu einer Kritik der Sprache.

       Stgt.,(Bln.),Cotta 1901-1902. 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. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Philosophie, Sprachwissenschaft, Wiener Kreis, Widmungsexemplare

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        THE DREAM-WOMAN

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1901.. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-343 [344: printer's imprint], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore-edge rough trimmed, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition, first issue. "A mystical lost race fantasy that begins with occult dreams and visions of past incarnations in an antediluvian city in the Pacific that in turn lead to the actual discovery of the city, submerged but still thriving." - Teitler (2013) 1352. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 236. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15697. Lower rear corner bumped, endpapers foxed, else a clean, tight, very good copy. A nice copy of a book seldom found in decent shape. (#151873)

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        THYRA: A ROMANCE OF THE POLAR PIT

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1901.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-258 [259: blank] [260-263: ads] [264: blank], fly leaves at front and rear, seven inserted plates, five with illustrations by E. L. Blumenschein and two plans, original decorated light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. This binding is considered by some bibliographers to be a secondary binding (following copies in dark blue cloth stamped in gilt) although there is no evidence to substantiate this assignation. The most important point is that the full compliment of seven inserted plates is present, as here, since later issues (printings?) lack some or all of them. A well-known lost race novel, regarded by many to be a minor classic of the genre. A quartet of explorers in a hot-air balloon drift and crash in an unexplored part of the Arctic, where they find, in a sort of hollow earth, a Norse colony, a pit with fantastic creatures, a ghoulish system of human sacrifice, and adventures aplenty. The story also involves what one could call a lost-race-within-a-lost-race. An excellent recreation of the Nordic zeitgeist. "Bennet's description of an expedition's thrust northward from Franz Joseph Land in 1896 provided one of the most realistic passages in the genre ... THYRA pictured the full horror of Arctic exploration." - Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 146-47. "One of the better early lost-race novels." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 171. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 41. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 062. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 124. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01098. Tiny church library stamp on page 25 (no other library marks), minor marginal stain on page 153/154, else a fine, bright copy. This is a very sharp copy and the book is scarce in nice condition. (#147609)

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        UNDER THE ROOF OF BLUE IONIAN WEATHER - Alma-Tadema, 1901.

      UNDER THE ROOF OF BLUE IONIAN WEATHERHeliogravure uit 1901 uitgegeven door Arthur Tooth & Sons. naar het gelijknamige schilderij (Opus CCCLXIII) van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 35 x 82,5 cm.Aristocratische meisjes en hun mannelijke begeleider luisteren naar een fluitist. Inspiratie voor de titel van het werk vond Alma-Tadema in een brief van de beroemde Engelse dichter Percy Bysshe Shelley: ?We watched the ocean and sky together, under the roof of blue Italian weather?. Shelley (1792 - 1822) gold als idool voor de groep Victoriaanse en Pre-Rapha?litische kunstenaars.Een kunstrecensent zei na het gereedkomen van het schilderij: ?Its colour is so equisite and dainty; its composition and arrangement so consummately learned, whether as to perspective, linear and aerial, tone and atmosphere, and reflected lights; and the drawings of the figures and the painting of the flesh so admirable that this picture may be pronounced in some qualities superior to, or more attractive than anything the master has produced before.?Prijs: ? 3.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        The Octopus, A Story of California.

      N.Y: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1901 . First Editions, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good condition. 652 pp.; 8vo; original gilt stamped red cloth with publisher's spine imprint in sans serif face; J.J. Little device on copyright; textual points conform to BAL 10536 chart for first printing; uncorrected last line page 526. Front pastedown with bookplate of American economist Jeremiah W. Jenks, author of The Trust Problem [1900], was active in The National Civic Federation, and worked on anti-trust legislation. This initial volume in Norris's projected trilogy on American wheat dealt with the its production in California and the fight between wheat farmers and the railroad trusts. Moderate wear & soil to cover at extremities; spine gilt dull; slight adhesive repair to rear pastedown crack alongside rear hinge.

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

      Boston: Banner of Light Publishing Co., [1901].. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-196, original brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. 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. A bright, nearly fine copy. An uncommon book. (#152077)

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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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        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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        '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

      Longmans, Green & Co. 1901 - 1st 1901. 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] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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