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         THE LIFE AND WORK OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY INCLUDING PUBLIC ADDRESSES, HER OWN LETTERS AND MANY FROM HER CONTEMPORARIES DURING FIFTY YEARS. A STORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATUS OF WOMAN

      The Bowen-Merrill Co. 1899 & 1898, Indianapolis & Kansas City - The first two volumes of three, with the last not published until 1908, two years after Anthony's death. Recent brown morocco leather, preserving on the front panels the gilt medallion profile portrait of Anthony from the original binding; all edges gilt. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Anthony and other plates and facsimiles. Each volume is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by this principal leader of the woman suffrage movement in the United States on the front endpapers to a suffragist from Michigan. In the first volume, Anthony has written: "Mrs. Olivia B. Hall/Ann Arbor- Michigan-/From her affectionate friend & coworker/Susan B. Anthony/Rochester N.Y./Jan. 1, 1899." On the same date she also INSCRIBED the second volume: "Mrs. Olivia B. Hall/Ann Arbor- Michigan-/May the New Year bring/added causes for happiness to/her and all the loved ones of her home/circle & to all homes- is the wish of her/affectionate friend & coworker/Susan B. Anthony/Rochester N.Y./Jan. 1, 1899." Books inscribed by this great American have become quite scarce. In a 1903 letter to Dodd Mead & Co., Harper detailed the unsatisfactory arrangement she and Anthony had with Bowen-Merrill. According to her there were only 225 bound copies and 858 unbound sets of sheets of the first edition. "As Miss Anthony is not likely to live very long, being over 83 and very feeble, she and I both thought it would be better for me to purchase her rights in the book, and I have done so, and am now sole owner of it." Fine copies with great inscriptions [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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         The Christmas Scribners.

      New York: Scribner's, 1899.(). Poster. 22 x 14.5 inches. Das Frühe Plakat, no. 240. All corners torn.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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         Liebermann, Max. - "Holzsammler im Walde".

      - Lithografie / Pinsellithografie, geschabt, in Blaugrau, auf hellgelbem Japan, 1899. Von Max Liebermann. 17,3 x 29,3 cm (Darstellung / Druckbild) / 32,5 x 48 cm (Blatt). Schiefler 49 b I (von II). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "M. Liebermann". Am Blattrand rechts unten Trockenstempel des Pan. - Originalrandig. Sehr gut erhalten. Tadelloser Zustand. Max Liebermann (1847 Berlin - 1935 Berlin). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, führender Vertreter des deutschen Impressionismus. 1866-68 private Malstunden parallel zum Studium an der Philosophischen Fakultät Berlin. 1869-72 Kunstschule Weimar. 1873 Umzug nach Paris und Berührung mit der Schule von Barbizon. 1876 Umzug nach Holland, lernt die Plein-air-Malerei kennen. 1878 Umzug nach München, 1884 nach Berlin. 1894 Teilnahme am "Pariser Salon", veröffentlicht 1886 in der Zeitschrift 'PAN' eine Studie über Edgar Degas. 1898 Mitbegründer der "Berliner Secession". 1899 wird er deren Vorsitzender. Nach seinem Rücktritt 1911 schließt er sich 1914 der "Freien Secession" an. 1920 Berufung zum Präsidenten der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. 1933 erhält er als Jude Arbeits- und Ausstellungsverbot und tritt aus der Akademie aus. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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         The Haddon Hall Library [Complete in 9 Volumes]

      London. : J. M. Dent & Co. , 1899. Good. Publishers full vellum; a little marked. Edited by the Marquess of Granby and Mr. George A. B. Dewar. Deluxe limited edition of this series regarding sports and other country pursuits. Our Garden signed by the author S. Reynolds Hole. Each volume bears the bookplate of Walter Bell to the front pastedown. Endpapers and page edges slightly foxed. Hand-made paper. Uncut page edges. Integral silk page marker to each volume. . LIMITED EDITION, 89 of only 150 copies. . Hard. 8vo. 9 1/2". . Good. Illus. by Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates throughout. Cover designs and head and tailpieces by Arthur Rackham. .

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         Wild Life in Hampshire Highlands

      J.M. Dent, London 1899 - one of 150 copes, which which this is number 20, bound into full vellum with gilt decorations to the boards and the spine. Illustrated throughout with lithographic plates, one of which appears to be a dublicate laid in. Boudn in ribbon marker. Very slight curl to the boards as is normal, and there is some slight browning to the outer page edges. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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         Le Mémorial des glaces

      Paris, chez l'auteur 1899 - Grand in-8°, demi-basane rouge, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, XV-733 pp EDITION ORIGINALE du tome II (vendu séparément en général) du Mémorial de la pâtisserie, paru en 1890. Il contient "2400 recettes de glaces, boissons, entremets, petits-fours, gaufres, confitures, gaufrettes, conserves de fruits, de jus, purées, pains d'épices, confiserie, timbales" Portrait serpenté de l'auteur en frontispice. Planches de portraits hors texte, figures dans le texte Reliure frottée, intérieur frais malgré une pâle jaunissure du papier

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gastéréa]
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         [COLLECTION OF ALABAMA LAW IMPRINTS, INCLUDING A CONSECUTIVE RUN OF ACTS PASSED BY BIENNIAL STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS FROM 1847 TO 1858, THE CONSTITUTION AND ORDINANCES OF THE 1865 STATE CONVENTION, AND THE JOURNALS OF THE STATE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS OF 1867 AND 1875]

      Tuscaloosa; Montgomery; Jacksonville, Fl., 1899. 12 imprints in 11 volumes. Early 20th-century buckram, gilt leather spine labels. Cloth somewhat dust soiled, Labels chipped. Paper shelf labels on spines, institutional ink and blind stamps on titlepages and several initial leaves. Gutter tape repairs and contemporary bookseller's label on titlepage of one volume, several contemporary and later ownership inscriptions on titlepages. Some tanning and foxing, occasional light dampstaining. Good. An assemblage of scarce Alabama session laws, dating principally to the decade prior to the Civil War, and of the proceedings and ordinances of state and constitutional conventions during Reconstruction. Most volumes are held by only one or two institutions according to OCLC. A full list of imprints is as follows: 1) ACTS PASSED AT THE CALLED SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA; BEGUN AND HELD AT THE STATE CAPITOL, AT TUSCALOOSA, ON THE THIRD MONDAY IN APRIL, 1841. Tuscaloosa: Hale & Phelan, 1841. OCLC 79076414. Two copies, at University of Minnesota and University of Michigan. 2) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA, BEGUN AND HELD IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN DECEMBER, 1847. Montgomery: M'Cormick & Walshe, 1848. OCLC 191048170. One copy at University of Minnesota. 3) ACTS OF THE SECOND BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ALABAMA, HELD IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY, COMMENCING ON THE SECOND MONDAY IN NOVEMBER, 1849. Montgomery: Brittan & De Wolf, 1850. OCLC 191048171. One copy at University of Minnesota. 4) ACTS OF THE THIRD BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ALABAMA, HELD IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY, COMMENCING ON THE SECOND MONDAY IN NOVEMBER, 1851. Montgomery: Brittan & De Wolf, 1852. OCLC 191048174. Two copies, at University of Minnesota and Penn. 5) ACTS OF THE FOURTH BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ALABAMA, HELD IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY, COMMENCING ON THE SECOND MONDAY IN NOVEMBER, 1853. Brittan and Blue, 1854. OCLC 35979634. Two copies, at University of Minnesota and University of Memphis. 6) ACTS OF THE FIFTH BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ALABAMA, HELD IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY, COMMENCING ON THE SECOND MONDAY IN NOVEMBER, 1855. Montgomery: Bates & Lucas, 1856. OCLC 2615616. 7) ACTS OF THE SIXTH BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ALABAMA, HELD IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY, COMMENCING ON THE SECOND MONDAY IN NOVEMBER, 1857. Montgomery: N.B. Cloud, 1858. OCLC 2857072. Six copies, not at University of Alabama. 8) ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ALABAMA, SESSION OF 1869-70, COMMENCING ON SECOND MONDAY IN NOVEMBER. Montgomery: John G. Stokes & Co., 1870. OCLC 8755277. Eight copies, not at University of Alabama. 9) ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ALABAMA, PASSED AT THE SPECIAL SESSION OF 1899, HELD IN THE CAPITOL IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY COMMENCING TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1899. Jacksonville, Fla.: Vance Printing Co., [1899]. OCLC 21782364. Two copies, at Samford University and Yale. 10) THE CONSTITUTION AND ORDINANCES, ADOPTED BY THE STATE CONVENTION OF ALABAMA, WHICH ASSEMBLED AT MONTGOMERY, ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, A.D. 1865.... Montgomery: Gibson & Whitfield, 1865. OCLC 15623719. Not at University of Alabama. [bound with]: JOURNAL OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA, ASSEMBLED IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 1875. Montgomery: W.W. Screws, 1875. OCLC 1893459. 11) OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA, HELD IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY, COMMENCING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, A.D. 1867. Montgomery: Barrett & Brown, 1868. OCLC 2339389.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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         Versailles et les deux Trianons (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Edition Nationale, Maison Mame et Fils 1899 - Texte par Philippe Gille de l'Institut. Dessins et relevés par Marcel Lambert, 2 vol. in-folio reliure éditeur pleine percaline verte, armoiries en plat, couv. et dos conservés, Edition Nationale, Maison Mame et Fils, Tours, 1899, 2 ff., xv-308 pp et 2 ff., 297 pp. Bon état (couv. lég. frottées, des rouss.) pour cet exemplaire dans la reliure d'édition, peu commune. Un impressionnant ouvrage de référence. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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         Half-length photographic portrait of Francis Galton, side profile, seated at a desk, poised to write.

      [London: Frederick Hollyer], May, 1899 - Black and white photographic reproduction mounted on buff stiff card, inscribed on the verso in red ink, "Fred Hollyer, 9 Pembroke Square, Kensington, W.", additionally inscribed in black ink, "Francis Galton, photographed May / 1899". Image size: 100 x 145 mm. Mount size: 164 x 106 mm. Pencil notation to verso, "No. 5532". Extremities a little rubbed, an unobtrusive glue repair to top left corner of card mount verso, otherwise in very good condition. A striking photographic portrait of the human geneticist and eugenicist Francis Galton, taken by Frederick Hollyer, the great late 19th-century celebrity photographer. Hollyer (1837–1933) was highly regarded for his fine platinum print reproductions of paintings, particularly those by the Pre-Raphaelites, whom he met in 1860 and for whom he did much to popularise their work. His other speciality became portraiture, and he was the photographer of choice for the celebrity set. For thirty years, from 1882 onwards, he reserved Mondays for welcoming sitters at his studio in Pembroke Square. "Hollyer made a great many revealing and intimate portraits. His subjects included many of the most important artistic, literary and society figures of the day [He] prided himself on his immaculate technical skills and advocated making 'untouched' negatives and prints" (Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, p. 712). His series, Portraits of Many Persons of Note, comprises nearly 200 portraits and includes those of Aubrey Beardsley, Thomas Hardy, Lord Kelvin, William Morris, General Smuts, Ellen Terry, and W. B. Yeats, among others, and were applauded for their delicacy and subtle tonal range. This photograph of Galton was presumably taken as part of the series, and Galton lived only a short distance away, also in Kensington. The Victoria and Albert Museum hold one of the largest collections of Hollyer's work, including the three small albums of portraits which he assembled specially for his daughter. See Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists & Innovators (Macmillan, 1983), pp. 283–4.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Orlik, Emil. - "Im Atelier".

      - Farbholzschnitt, in 2 Farben, auf feinem Japan, 1899. Von Emil Orlik. 13,3 x 15,6 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 16,0 x 20,0 cm (Blatt) / 20,5 x 28,5 cm (Trägerblatt). Glöckner 63. Schütte 93. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. - Original auf gelbliches Trägerpapier gesetzt. Sehr guter Zustand. Emil Orlik (1870 Prag - 1932 Berlin). Böhmischer Maler, Grafiker, Fotograf und Kunsthandwerker. 1889-93 Studium an der privaten Malschule Heinrich Knirrs in München und an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. 1894 Rückkehr nach Prag. 1900-01 Asienreise. 1904 Umzug nach Wien. 1899-1905 Mitglied der Wiener Secession, Veröffentlichungen in der Secessions-Zeitschrift "Ver Sacrum". 1906 als Professor an die Staatliche Lehranstalt des Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseums gerufen. Lehrer von George Grosz, Hannah Höch, Oskar Nerlinger und Josef Fenneker. Mitglied der Berliner Secession. 1912 Zweite große Asienreise. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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         Der Stechlin. Roman.

      Bln Fontane 1899 - 2 Bll., 517(3) S. OLn. m. Dverg. (minimalst berieben, Kanten u. Kapitale unmerklich u. sauber fachfraulich restauriert). Erste Ausgabe. Wilp./G. 45. Schobeß 260. KLL 21, 8988 f. - Fontanes großes Alterswerk, noch zu Lebzeiten 1897 in der Zeitschrift "Über Land und Meer" veröffentlicht, liegt hier in erster Ausgabe in Buchform vor. - Der Romanstoff wird von Fontane selbst als Idee ohne Handlung bezeichnet: "Einerseits auf einem altmodischen märkischen Gut, andrerseits in einem neumodischen gräflichen Hause (Berlin) treffen sich verschiedene Personen und sprechen da Gott und die Welt durch". Er halte dies für die "gebotene Art, einen Zeitroman zu schreiben" (Briefentwurf an den Redakteur von "Über Land und Meer", zit. nach KLL). Obwohl Adelsfiguren die Hauptpersonen darstellen, geht es ihm weniger um Klassenfragen als darum "eine Möglichkeit zu suchen, wie eine individuell realisierte Menschlichkeit über die geschichtlich aufbrechenden Klassengegensätze hinweg sich glaubwürdig formulieren und vermitteln ließe." (Ulrich Dittmann in KLL). Lange Jahre und Jahrzehnte galt der Roman als "nebulos" (Wandrey 1919), obwohl Thomas Mann bereits 1910 im Stechlin durch die "Verflüchtigung des Stofflichen" ein "artistisches Spiel von Geist und Ton" gelingen sieht, das die "zeleste Lebensmusik dieser Plaudereien" ermöglicht. Mann bezeichnet den Roman als "in artistischer Beziehung. am weitesten über seine Epoche" hinausragende Werk. (Zit. nach KLL). - Im Schnitt ein kleiner Fleck, ansonsten sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Osthoff]
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         The Wind Among the Reeds

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated 1899 on title page. No erratta slip.) vii, 108 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good with light foxing and corner bumping, gilt well-rubbed (completely gone from spine), former owner's bookplate on paste down, small stub from vintage bookseller listing pasted on ffep with slight offsetting. A nice copy. Professor Virginia Hyde writes, "The Wind Among the Reeds, while setting a terminus to Yeats's early period, has clear continuities with his later poetry, in which mystical, artistic, and apocalyptic themes gain an expanding symbolism.

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         En Strand in Holland ( mit Fischerbooten und Kirche in den Dünen ). Aquarell signiert und datiert.

      1899 - Aquarell in bräunlichen Tönen auf Papier. Bildmaß der Darstellung ca. 36 x 52 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 55 x 75 cm ). Das Blatt rechts unten mit *E. Langberg * signiert und etwas undeutlich mit 1899 (?) datiert. Verso auf dem Rahmen bezeichnet. Das Blatt gering fleckig, der Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Bitte beachten: Versand kann hier aufgrund der Größe und Bruchgefahr nur ausgerahmt erfolgen. Wenn der Rahmen gewünscht wird, dann bitte Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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         Kollwitz, Käthe. - "Aufruhr".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung, Kaltnadel & Schmirgel, in Schwarz, auf kräftigem hellgelbem Kupferdruckpapier, 1899. Von Käthe Kollwitz. 28,0 x 30,2 cm (Darstellung) / 29,7 x 32,1 cm (Platte) / 36 x 41 cm (Blatt). Klipstein 44 VIII. Ohne die gestochene Schrift der vorhergehenden Auflage. Rechts unten Blindstempel Van der Becke. - Originaler Abzug von der Platte ab 1931 für Van der Becke. - Ohne jeden Tadel. Hervorragender Zustand. Käthe Kollwitz (1867 Königsberg / Kaliningrad - 1945 Moritzburg). Deutsche Grafikerin und Bildhauerin, eine der wichtigsten Künstlerinnen des 20. Jh. 1881-86 Unterricht in Königsberg bei dem Maler Gustav Naujok und dem Kupferstecher Rudolf Mauer, 1987 bei dem Maler Emil Neide. 1888-90 Studium an der Münchner Künstlerinnenschule bei Ludwig Herterich. 1891 Umzug nach Berlin, wo ihr 1898 der künstlerische Durchbruch gelingt. 1898-1903 Lehrauftrag an der Berliner Künstlerinnenschule für Radieren und Zeichnen. 1901-13 Mitglied der 'Berliner Secession'. 1907 Villa-Romana-Preis und Reise nach Florenz. 1913 wechselt sie zur 'Freien Secession'. 1913-23 Mitbegründerin und erste Vorsitzende des Frauenkunstverbandes. 1919 als erste Frau Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie der Künste; Ernennung zur Professorin. 1929 Orden 'Pour le Mérite' für Wissenschaften und Künste. 1933 von den Nationalsozialisten erzwungener Austritt aus der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. Ab 1935 inoffizielles Ausstellungsverbot. 1943 wird ihre Wohnung in Berlin bei einem Bombenangriff zerstört. 1944 zog sie auf Einladung von Prinz Ernst Heinrich von Sachsen nach Moritzburg, wo sie wenige Tage vor Kriegsende starb. Sprache: Deutsch

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         Juta's Map of South Africa

      Juta, Cape Town 1899 - from the Cape to the Zambesi compiled from the best avail. Colonial & Imperial info. incl. the official Cape Colony Map by the surveyor-general Cape Town, Dr Hahn's Damaraland and F C Selous' journals and sketches. New and revised ed. Folding linen backed colored map. Org case & label. 37 x 50 in. 40 mi to the in. Map fine; case shows slight wear. From 16 deg S Latitude to the tip of Southern Africa, Tremendous detail. 1899 London Stanford.

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         Treasure Island

      Cassell, UK 1899 - 1st Edition Thus 1899. A new edition with 46 illustrations by Wal Paget. Book is near very good with lightly rubbed edges. Contents quite good with foxing and light marking to pages. Some pages have quite a few marks. All pages have a small 3cm mark to page bottom edges. Small inscription to inner page. Binding is very tight and square. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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         Konvolut aus vier Sonderdrucken mit drei eighd. Widmungen. Beinhaltet: Ad 1, Wie schützen wir Kinder vor Misshandlungen und Verbrechen? Vortrag, gehalten am 14. December 1899 im Saale des niederösterr. Gewerbevereines zu Wien. Ad 2, Kindesmisshandlungen. Wiener Erfahrungen. Ad 3, Zur Beurteilung und Behandlung jugendlicher Verbrecher. Sonder-Abdruck aus der \"Jugendfürsorge\". Ad 4, Die schutzbedürftige Jugend und ihre Wohlfahrt.

      Wien, Deuticke - Vernay - Manz`sche, 1899 - 1908. 4 Hefte. 24, 11, 15 + 1, 34 +2 S. OBrosch. Mit drei eighd. Widm. und einem Widmungsstempel, davon eine datiert (1: 6.I.1900). - Faltspuren, angestaubt, Gbrsp., ad 4: Ebd. stockfleckig, T. m. St. u. Eckabriss, stärkere Gbrsp. - Wolfring, deren Lebensdaten leider nicht zu ermitteln waren, trat in Österreich für die Gründung einer Vereinigung zum Schutze unglücklicher Kinder nach Vorbildern in Amerika und England ein: der Wiener Kinder-Schutz- und Rettunsgesellschaft sowie später des Pestalozzivereines in Wien. \"... Es unterliegt keinem Zweifel, dass sie das öffentliche Gewissen lebhaft anregte, sowie die neueste österreichische Kinderschutzgesetzgebung manchen Impuls von ihr empfangen zu haben scheint...\" (Zitat nach M. Hainisch und Ariadne - ÖNB). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Psychologie

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         Versailles et les deux Trianons (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Texte par Philippe Gille de l'Institut. Dessins et relevés par Marcel Lambert, 2 vol. in-folio reliure éditeur pleine percaline verte, armoiries en plat, couv. et dos conservés, Edition Nationale, Maison Mame et Fils, Tours, 1899, 2 ff., xv-308 pp et 2 ff., 297 pp. Bon état (couv. lég. frottées, des rouss.) pour cet exemplaire dans la reliure d'édition, peu commune. Un impressionnant ouvrage de référence. Français

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         The United States Army And Navy Their Histories, From The Era Of The Revolution To The Close Of The Spanish-American War; With Accounts Of Their Organization, Administration, and Duties

      Akron: The Werner Company, 1899. First edition. Orig. pebble grained brown cloth decorated pictorially and in gilt. Teg. Near fine. 241 pages. Oblong folio, 45 x 34 cm. 43 chromolithographs (25 Army and 18 Navy), army and navy uniforms from the Revolution through the Spanish-American War with lettered tissue guards printed in red. Title page printed in red and black. Appendices include The Ships of the United States Navy by class, some were wood gunboats. BENNETT, p.109. Minor nicks to backstrip extremities, a very fresh, clean copy with beveled edges.

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         After Big Game in Central Africa

      Records of a Sportsman from August 1894 to November 1897, when crossing the Dark Continent from the mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo. First English edition. Map, portrait frontispiece & 29 photographic plates, with further illustrations in the text. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth, gilt, lightly worn at edges, a little shaken. xvii, 330, 10ads.pp. London, A & C Black,

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         DEUX CONTES DE MA MERE L'OYE: LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT & LE PETIT CHAPERON ROUGE

      London: Eragny Press, 1899. ONE OF 220 COPIES ON PAPER (and four copies on vellum). Operated between 1894 and World War I by Lucien and Esther Pissarro, the Eragny Press produced charming books of the highest quality, but in design unlike the other major private presses at work in England. The Eragny books were especially renowned for their printing of color wood engravings, and the beautiful results of the Pissarros' work in this respect can be seen here. This immensely charming French version of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" was the fifth product of the press, and an important early artistic (though not financial) success.. 200 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 38 pp., [1] leaf (colophon, device). ONE OF 220 COPIES ON PAPER (and four copies on vellum). Publisher's original blue printed paper boards. FOUR FINE WOODCUTS BY LUCIEN PISSARRO, ONE AN EXQUISITE DOUBLE-PAGE WOODCUT IN GOLD, LIGHT GREEN, BLACK, AND WHITE SURROUNDED BY AN INTRICATE WOODCUT BORDER AT BEGINNING OF TEXT (the others a circular cut on title and at end and a full-page cut of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf), delicate woodcut initials, all by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of Hartshorne. Urbanelli, p. 121; Ransom, p. 262; Tomkinson, p. 62. Spine lightly and uniformly faded, top of spine slightly bumped, blank obverse of opening woodcut with light freckled foxing (image not affected); in all other ways, a perfect copy, IMMACULATE INSIDE AND OUT.Operated between 1894 and World War I by Lucien and Esther Pissarro, the Eragny Press produced charming books of the highest quality, but in design unlike the other major private presses at work in England. The Eragny books were especially renowned for their printing of color wood engravings, and the beautiful results of the Pissarros' work in this respect can be seen here. This immensely charming French version of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" was the fifth product of the press, and an important early artistic (though not financial) success.

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         The Wanderings of Oisin

      First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, with the publisher's monogram blind-stamped on the lower cover. London, Kegan Paul Trench & Co.

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         REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE [OF THE FEDERATION OF AMERICAN ZIONISTS]

      New York, Federation Of American Zionists(1899). 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 32 pages. Singerman S097, though he knows of no actual copies of this title; his listing is based solely on a citation in a 1932 bibliography. "Publications of the Federation of American Zionists No. 4" (A total of 9 publications were issued) . The 'Publications' from 1899 were the 1st separate publications in America with the word 'Zionist' in the title. This report details the proceedings of the 2nd Zionist conference in America which was organized and presided over by many of the FAZ's early leaders including Richard Fottheil, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and , Includes List of local societies with addresses at rear. OCLC lists only 1 library with complete holdings of the series (Harvard) ; and only one of the few libraries with partial holdings may include this particular title (Wisconsin Historical Soc. ) though even that is unclear. Spine rebaked. Lacks original rear cover, but otherwise very good condition. Very Scarce and important. (AMR-52-17)

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         Peking Shop Signs, Traditional Chinese Trade Signs. Die Pekinger Läden und ihre Abzeichen. First Edition, 1899.

      Tokyo, 1899 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 23.5*16.2cm, 22p, plus 93 color lithographs of Peking shop signs on 10 foldout color plates (foldout plate size: 32*23cm). Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         James and Horace Smith. Joint Authors of "Rejected Addresses". A Family Narrative

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1899. Extra-illustrated with 133 engravings (13 colored), 126 portraits (18 colored), a bookplate of David Garrick, and 1 autograph letter, signed, of George Smart. 2 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco gilt, a.e.g. by the Guild of Women Bookbinders. Fine. Bookseller's ticket of Paul Elder, San Francisco. Extra-illustrated with 133 engravings (13 colored), 126 portraits (18 colored), a bookplate of David Garrick, and 1 autograph letter, signed, of George Smart. 2 vols. 8vo. Superbly bound extra-illustrated set of the joint biography of James and Horace Smith, whose Rejected Addresses (1809), on the occasion of the re-opening of the Drury Lane Theatre, was "one of the cleverest volumes of parody to be published in the Romantic period" (ODNB). Horace Smith befriended Percy Shelley in 1816, and it was in the spirit of literary competition with Smith that Shelley wrote "Ozymandias" in 1818. Smith's own sonnet was titled "On a Stupendous Leg of Granite". Before he left England, Shelley, with the utmost confidence in Smith's integrity and discretion, placed his pecuniary affairs in his hands" (139). A glimpse of nineteenth-century literary life, in a choice binding by the Guild of Women Bookbinders. For the Guild of Women Bookbinders, see Tidcombe pp. 115-130

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         Elliptische Functionen. Vorlesungen von Bernhard Riemann. Mit Zusätzen hrsg von Hermann Stahl.

      Leipzig, B.G.Teubner Vlg., 1899 - 144 S. Guter Zustand. Mit Ex Libris des Mathematikers Paul Stäckel. Privater Einband. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Leder beschabt, Buchrücken oben mit kleiner Fehlstelle, unten gelöst. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 450 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and their allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, in four volumes, complete

      London, Frederick Warne, 1899. New edition (revised).. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. xiv, (1), 1-269; xii, 1-279; xi, 1-258; xi, 1-213 with 319 fine colored plates after paintings by Anne Pratt. Original one-half black morocco leather over dark green leather-covered boards, spine with five raised bands each decorated with small gilt horizontal lines and sent off by double gilt panel lines, red morocco title label in one compartment lettered in gilt, volume numbered stamped in gilt in one other compartment and with gilt floral design vignette in the remaining four other compartments, all page edges are spectacled in red, lg 8vo. According to Edward Step, who revised the volume: "All the coloured plates have been specially compared for this edition with the carefully hand-coloured originals; and the colour printing has been thereby improved." Indeed, the colored plates are bright with crisp edges to the flowers and leaves and with vivid coloration. This copy is also beautifully bound. No ownership marks and few signs of use.

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         THE SPORTING NOVELS 'Handley Cross' (2 Vols), 'Mr Facey Romford's Hounds' (2 Vols), 'Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour' (2 Vols), 'Ask Mamma' (2 Vols), 'Plain or Ringlets' (2 Vols) and 'Hawbuck Grange'.

      London: Bradbury Agnew & Co. Ltd. 1899 - Bradbury, Agnew, London, 1899. M.F.H. Edition, stamped in gilt on spines. Limited Edition. With the original illustrations by Leech and H.K. Browne, including the hand-colored engraved plates in all volumes. 11 vols. Royal 8vo (10 x 6-1/2 inches). An attractive set of the sporting novels, including Handley Cross, Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, Ask Mamma, Plain or Ringlets?, Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, Hawbuck Grange. Bound in quarter morocco leather binding with red cloth boards. M.F.H. Edition, stamped in gilt on spines. Limited Edition.   Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – slightly sun-faded. Joints – very good condition. Corners – good condition – gently bumped and worn. Boards – very good condition – cloth, some marks. Page edges – good condition – top edge gilt, other pages hand cut or uncut. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – all solid. Paste downs – very good condition – foxed. End papers – very good condition – foxed. Title – very good condition – foxed. Pages – very good condition – some foxing and marks, minor tears to the tissue guards. Binding – very good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1899-1900 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Works of Shakespeare (The Larger Temple Shakespeare)

      J. M. Dent & Co., London 1899 - Complete set of 12 volumes of The Larger Temple Shakespeare With Many Illustrations Antiquarian and Topographical. Half green morocco (faded to brown on spines); five raised bands; titling and floral decoration in compartments. Light green boards (a few pink marks); top edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Bookplate of F. Belben (family of authors Rosalind and May Belben) to feps; foxing to prelims, end matter and page edges, and gift inscription to Vol. I but no other inscriptions or markings. An attractive and solidly bound set. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT.

      Ward Lock,London,1899. - Thick Royal 8vo.pp.xvii + 1644 + 64 full page illustrations + 13 colour plates,some folding,many black and white illustrations .There are also numerous contemporary advertising pages. Bound in quarter dark red morocco ,raised bands with green cloth boards, endpaper advertisements A few spots of foxing as usual else A Very Good clean copy. A cornerstone in any cookery book collection,completely charming insight into Victorian homes and their running. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Poll Maggot]

      c.1899 - Sepia Ink Image 230 x 209 mm, Sheet 234 x 220 mm Signed and dedicated in pencil. To [Gerald Biss] This portrait of our mutual friend Poll Maggot from James Pryde. A portrait of Poll Maggot, a character from the Victorian novel Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth. Condition: Laid to original backboard [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         DEUX CONTES DE MA MERE L'OYE: LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT & LE PETIT CHAPERON ROUGE

      Eragny Press, London 1899 - 200 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 38 pp., [1] leaf (colophon, device). ONE OF 220 COPIES ON PAPER (and four copies on vellum). Publisher's original blue printed paper boards. FOUR FINE WOODCUTS BY LUCIEN PISSARRO, ONE AN EXQUISITE DOUBLE-PAGE WOODCUT IN GOLD, LIGHT GREEN, BLACK, AND WHITE SURROUNDED BY AN INTRICATE WOODCUT BORDER AT BEGINNING OF TEXT (the others a circular cut on title and at end and a full-page cut of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf), delicate woodcut initials, all by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of Hartshorne. Urbanelli, p. 121; Ransom, p. 262; Tomkinson, p. 62. Spine lightly and uniformly faded, top of spine slightly bumped, blank obverse of opening woodcut with light freckled foxing (image not affected); in all other ways, a perfect copy, IMMACULATE INSIDE AND OUT. Operated between 1894 and World War I by Lucien and Esther Pissarro, the Eragny Press produced charming books of the highest quality, but in design unlike the other major private presses at work in England. The Eragny books were especially renowned for their printing of color wood engravings, and the beautiful results of the Pissarros' work in this respect can be seen here. This immensely charming French version of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" was the fifth product of the press, and an important early artistic (though not financial) success. Operated between 1894 and World War I by Lucien and Esther Pissarro, the Eragny Press produced charming books of the highest quality, but in design unlike the other major private presses at work in England. The Eragny books were especially renowned for their printing of color wood engravings, and the beautiful results of the Pissarros' work in this respect can be seen here. This immensely charming French version of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" was the fifth product of the press, and an important early artistic (though not financial) success. ONE OF 220 COPIES ON PAPER (and four copies on vellum).

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         The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan, finely bound in full polished, speckled calf

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1899 - This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill’s second published work, finely bound. The exquisite binding by Sotheran of London (one of the world’s oldest bookshops) wears some of its age, but is nonetheless magnificent in full, polished, speckled calf. The boards feature treble ruled gilt borders with gilt corner ornaments, double gilt rules on all edges, and elaborately tooled gilt dentelles (turn-ins) framing marbled paper end sheets. Shelf appearance is strikingly handsome; the spines are skillfully backed in polished, speckled calf with raised spine bands framed by gilt rules, red morocco spine labels, and gilt tooled and printed compartments. The contents are bound with gilt top edges and head and foot bands. Tiny print on the verso of each front free endpaper reads "SOTHERAN SACKVILLE ST LONDON". The bindings almost certainly date from the early days of the 81 years Sotheran spent at this address. Condition of the bindings approaches very good. The spines are lightly sunned and the boards show moderate wear to extremities. The contents are bright and comparatively clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is only light and intermittent. Careful collation confirms the presence of all maps and plans, noting a discreet repair to the verso of the Volume I map facing p.154 (to reinforce one of the folds). Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this work is compelling in every respect. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who participated in the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is notably sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the text of the first edition of The River War is both beautifully rendered and bibliographically precious. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. They are also scarce; there were only 2,000 copies of this first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Notably, the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. In 1902 Churchill (then a new Member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of his criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on the 1902 abridged and revised text. Please anticipate that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte & Her Sisters. With Introductions to the Works By Mrs Humphry Ward. And An Introduction and Notes to the Life by Clement K. Shorter In Seven Volumes With Portraits and Illustrations

      London: Smith Elder & Co. 1899 - London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1899-1900. Seven volumes, complete of the Haworth Edition finely bound by Matthews & Brooke, Bradford with the binder’s stamp to the rear of the front end paper. Half red calf leather over red cloth boards, spine with gilt lined compartments and raised bands, titles in gilt to the spine, marbled endpapers. Volume I – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, xlv, 555 pages. Introductions by Mrs Humphrey Ward and Clement K. Shorter. Volume II – Shirley by Charlotte Bronte, xxviii, 666 pages. Volume III – Villette by Charlotte Bronte, xxxv, [3], 594 pages. Volume IV – The Professor etc by Charlotte Bronte, xvii, 546 pages. Volume V – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte, lviii, [2], 557 pages. Volume VI – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, xxiv, 502 pages. Volume VII – The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Mrs Gaskell, xxxvi, 659 pages. 80 black and white plates, some of which are engravings and other photos. Haworth Edition.   Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – slightly age toned, some minor scratches and marks – see images. Joints – very good condition – minor wear. Corners – good condition – wear to the leather. Boards – good condition. Page edges – good condition – top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – some cracking to the paper in one volume, solid. Front paste down – good condition – marbled. Front free end paper – good condition – marbled. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – occasional foxing but minor. Binding – good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1899-1900 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sport in East Central Africa: being an account of hunting trips in Portuguese and other districts of East Central Africa.

      Rowland Ward London 1899 - First edition. 8vo., xvi, 340pp., 12 pages ads at end, four plates, modern green half calf gilt, an excellent copy. "An elusive Rowland Ward publication . His best chapters cover his experiences hunting elephant in the Chiringoma region." - Czech. Czech p89. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Fête dans les bois, réminiscence mythologique

      Original pencil drawing. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. Light bites at the bottom and margin not involving the drawing, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Mine de plomb sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème 23 x 36 cm

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         In's Land der Mitternachtssonne. Tagebuch eines Malers.

      Karlsruhe, Kunstdruckerei Künstlerbund, o.J. (1899), - Quer-folio, (31x43 cm), 52 nn. lith. Bll. Mit 1 Karte. u. zahlr., teilw. farb. u. blattgr. Illustr. auf diversen getönten Papiersorten gedruckt. Or.-Lwd. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel, wenige Bereibungen u. Flecken. Rücken u. Ecken bestossen. Erste Ausgabe. Reich illustrierter Bericht über eine Reise nach Norwegen u. Spitzbergen in Sommer 1898. "Ich machte diese Reise an Bord der "Auguste Victoria", des bekannten schönen Schiffes der Hamburg-Amerika-Linie vom 2. bis 24. Juli" (Kallmorgen im Prospekt).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Thieme-B. XIX, 478. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         James and Horace Smith. Joint Authors of "Rejected Addresses". A Family Narrative

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1899. Extra-illustrated with 133 engravings (13 colored), 126 portraits (18 colored), a bookplate of David Garrick, and 1 autograph letter, signed, of George Smart. 2 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco gilt, a.e.g. by the Guild of Women Bookbinders. Fine. Bookseller's ticket of Paul Elder, San Francisco. Extra-illustrated with 133 engravings (13 colored), 126 portraits (18 colored), a bookplate of David Garrick, and 1 autograph letter, signed, of George Smart. 2 vols. 8vo. Superbly bound extra-illustrated set of the joint biography of James and Horace Smith, whose Rejected Addresses (1809), on the occasion of the re-opening of the Drury Lane Theatre, was "one of the cleverest volumes of parody to be published in the Romantic period" (ODNB). Horace Smith befriended Percy Shelley in 1816, and it was in the spirit of literary competition with Smith that Shelley wrote "Ozymandias" in 1818. Smith's own sonnet was titled "On a Stupendous Leg of Granite". Before he left England, Shelley, with the utmost confidence in Smith's integrity and discretion, placed his pecuniary affairs in his hands" (139). A glimpse of nineteenth-century literary life, in a choice binding by the Guild of Women Bookbinders. For the Guild of Women Bookbinders, see Tidcombe pp. 115-130

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         Flaxie Growing Up; Flaxie Frizzle; Doctor Papa; Little Pitchers

      Lee and Shepard Publishers, Boston 1899 - Later Printings. Original decorative cloth and dustjackets. Collection of four Flaxie Frizzle series titles, all published in 1899 and all with their original publisher's dustjackets. Uncommon. Near Fine books in mostly Good to Very Good dustjackets, chipping to edges, Flaxie Frizzle title lacking about half of spine material. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan, finely bound in full polished, speckled calf

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Full leather. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work, finely bound. The exquisite binding by Sotheran of London (one of the world's oldest bookshops) wears some of its age, but is nonetheless magnificent in full, polished, speckled calf. The boards feature treble ruled gilt borders with gilt corner ornaments, double gilt rules on all edges, and elaborately tooled gilt dentelles (turn-ins) framing marbled paper end sheets. Shelf appearance is strikingly handsome; the spines are skillfully backed in polished, speckled calf with raised spine bands framed by gilt rules, red morocco spine labels, and gilt tooled and printed compartments. The contents are bound with gilt top edges and head and foot bands. Tiny print on the verso of each front free endpaper reads “SOTHERAN SACKVILLE ST LONDON”. The bindings almost certainly date from the early days of the 81 years Sotheran spent at this address. Condition of the bindings approaches very good. The spines are lightly sunned and the boards show moderate wear to extremities. The contents are bright and comparatively clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is only light and intermittent. Careful collation confirms the presence of all maps and plans, noting a discreet repair to the verso of the Volume I map facing p.154 (to reinforce one of the folds). Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this work is compelling in every respect. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who participated in the last “genuine” cavalry charge of the British army at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is notably sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the text of the first edition of The River War is both beautifully rendered and bibliographically precious. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. They are also scarce; there were only 2,000 copies of this first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Notably, the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. In 1902 Churchill (then a new Member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of his criticism of Kitchener for political reasons.  All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on the 1902 abridged and revised text. Please anticipate that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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