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HARPER'S , A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION, VOLUME XLIII #2194 (JAN 7 1899 APRIL 29TH 1899 )  [LBC], Harper & Brothers
1 HARPER'S , A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION, VOLUME XLIII #2194 (JAN 7 1899 APRIL 29TH 1899 ) [LBC] Harper & Brothers
NY Harper & Brothers 1899 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
LITERATURE; Journal; Magazine; LITERATURE; Art; POETRY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Folio; Begins the serialization of H G Wells "When the Sleeper Wakes". Much Spanish American War including Puerto Rico, Cuba, treaties etc. 16"x11". End papers toned and fragile but otherwise sound and tight with bright pages. Many full page and double page b/w as well as textural illustrations. Occasional full color renditions as well. Features WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES IN SEVERAL INSTALLMENTS, HG Wells this Has the first 25 chapters. April 8 edition features AMATEUR GOLF - the game and the strong with illustrations of golf balls. Very occasional marginal tears, a few color plates, all plates fine, all issues present with covers in black-and-white. Six 11474 
Price: 184.19 USD
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HISTORY OF OUR WAR WITH SPAIN, Young, Jame Rankin
2 HISTORY OF OUR WAR WITH SPAIN Young, Jame Rankin
J. R. Jones 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 704 pages; Color and b/w plates. Spine sunned, 31305 
Price: 26.27 USD
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THE CAMPAIGN OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Herbert H. Sargent
3 THE CAMPAIGN OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA Herbert H. Sargent
A. C. McClurg & Co. 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Cuba; Military; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; written by a Colonel in the Spanish American war. Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce description of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, fought between Spain and the United States on July 3, 1898. The Battle was the largest naval engagement of the Spanish-American War and resulted in the destruction of Spain's "Caribbean Squadron." (history courtesy of Wikipedia) The work is illustrated with several fold-out maps. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society, marked only by bookplate and embossed stamp. Mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 8". Very clean with fresh blue cloth covers, a little worn at head and foot of spines. Contents sound and VG, clean. 30899 
Price: 187.95 USD
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