Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1904
Marvelous Land of Oz
The Marvelous Land of OzBAUM, L. Frank. The Marvelous Land of Oz. Being an account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman and also the strange experiences of the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkinhead, the Animated Saw-Horse and the Gump; the story being A Sequel to the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum... Pictured by John R. Neill. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., .First Edition, second state (with the July 1904 copyright page). In the A binding but with the second issue text. With sixteen full-color plates inserted throughout. An exceptionally clean copy of this scarce book, which like the first book is usually found in poor condition.Greene and Hanff, II.HBS 66980.$3,000
[Bookseller : Heritage Book Shop, LLC
Berlin, Wasmuth 1904.. 4°. Grüner Leinenband mit eingebundenem illustriertem Originalumschlag. 93 (3) Seiten mit vielen Abbildungen, teilweise farbigen Tafeln. Der Buchschmuck von M. Lechter, gedruckt in Rot und Schwarz. Der Einband gering fleckig, Rücken leicht ausgebleicht. Der eingebundene Umschlag etwas gebräunt und mit Randfehlstellen. Die Seitenränder stellenweise etwas fleckig. Durchaus gutes Exemplar des mittlerweile seltenen Bandes.. (= Berliner Kunst. III. Sonderausgabe der Berliner Architekturwelt ). Erste Ausgabe. #FL0315
[Bookseller : Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner
Golf for Women
New York: The Baker & Taylor Company. (1904). First. First edition. Tall octavo. 217, ads pp. Extensively illustrated from photographs of Hecker demonstrating proper form. Green cloth illustrated in gilt, white, and brown. Page edges untrimmed. A little rubbing to the white lettering at the bottom of the front board, slight wear at the edges of the untrimmed page edges, else very near fine. A compilation of articles from "Golf Magazine", Hecker was the American National Champion from 1901-1903; she won New York City's Metropolitan Golf Championship in 1900, 1901, 1905, and 1906. includes a chapter by Rhona Adair, the Irish golf champion. The first book on golf written exclusively for women. Murdoch 331; Donovan and Murdoch 20510. .
[Bookseller : Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA
L'art de nager, demontré par figures, avec des avis pour se baigner utilement. Paris, Thomas Moette, 1696. 12mo. With 35 engraved plates of people swimming by Charles Moette. Contemporary calf.
Hofer, Baroque Book Illustration 56; Thomas, Swimming (1904), p. 180; WorldCat (9 copies). First edition of a delightfully illustrated manual on swimming. It is one of the earliest works on the subject, being preceded, according to the author's preface, only by the works of the Englishman Everard Digby and the Dutchman Nicholas Wijnman. Melchisedech Thevenot (ca. 1620-1692), was a French traveller and learned book collector. He published collections of voyages, and wrote several curious treatises, including a Tartar grammar and this illustrated guide to swimming. It was translated into English in 1699, but the next French edition did not appear until 1769, when swimming became more widely popular; it remained the standard manual for the rest of the 18th century.A few occasional spots and the binding slightly rubbed. With old owner's comments in a neat hand in ink on first free endpaper and the plates numbered by hand in ink. Fine copy of the rare first edition.
[Bookseller : Antiquariaat FORUM BV
Armand Colin 1904 - - Armand Colin, Paris 1904, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n' a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein maroquin marine, dos lisse, premier plat orné d' un motif décoratif floral doré et d' une pièce incisée de maroquin représentant le drapeau des Etats-Unis, encadrement de maroquin marine enrichi d' un jeu de filets dorés sur les contreplats de soie moirée rose, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée rose avec motifs décoratifs dorés, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées, reliure non signée de l' époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de l' auteur à Jules Aghion. Deux petites restaurations marginales sur une garde qui comporte également un infime manque angulaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Librairie Le Feu Follet
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A STAGE COACHMAN In Two Volumes
Kegan Paul Trench Trubner & Co., 1904. - 1st edn (limited 500). 2 vols. Tall 8vo. Rebound by Ramage in contemporary full morocco with raised ribbed spines, decorated with gilt coaching motifs, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (Fine). Pp. xvi + 253 [&] ix + 250, illus with 42 coloured plates and 1 b&w plates with tissue guards (2 tissue-guards missing) by James Pollard, Robert Havell, C. Cooper Henderson, C.B. Newhouse, Thomas Rowlandson, H. Alken and others and woodcuts in text (plates bright and unmarked; some scattered spotting to pages and previous owner's neat 1913 inscription on front prelim of each volume). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB)
A Masque of Love
Chicago, IL: Walter M. Hill, 1904. Limited Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7Â¾ - 9Â¾" tall. A play in three parts. Limited to 500 copies, printed at the Elston Press, New Rochelle, New York, 1904. Darkened grey-green paper covered boards with neutral-toned cloth spine and pasted-on label, some light soil overall. Corners slightly bumped with some rubbing through to boards. Two inscriptions by C.E.S. Wood to his second wife's children from her first marriage, one to Albert Field Ehrgott in 1917 inscribed "To My dear boy Albert Field Ehrgott, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, June 20-1917-." The next year tragedy strikes when a car driven by Sara Bard Field tumbles down a steep Marin hillside killing Albert and severely injuring Sara with lesser injuries to Sara's daughter Kay and Wood. Two years later Wood re-dedicates this volume to Kay, "My darling daughter Kay-No copy of my book I could give you would be so valuable as this one I gave to our beautiful winged Albert. Pops. July 20, 1920." Handwritten list of errata opposite title page. Some light foxing throughout, particularly towards front of book. Top edges of pages are uncut.
[Bookseller : Back of Beyond Books, ABAA
A Masque of Love
Chicago, IL: Walter M. Hill, 1904. Limited Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A play in three parts. Limited to 500 copies, printed at the Elston Press, New Rochelle, New York, 1904. Darkened grey-green paper covered boards with neutral-toned cloth spine and pasted-on label, some light soil overall. Corners slightly bumped with some rubbing through to boards. Two inscriptions by C.E.S. Wood to his second wife's children from her first marriage, one to Albert Field Ehrgott in 1917 inscribed "To My dear boy Albert Field Ehrgott, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, June 20-1917-." The next year tragedy strikes when a car driven by Sara Bard Field tumbles down a steep Marin hillside killing Albert and severely injuring Sara with lesser injuries to Sara's daughter Kay and Wood. Two years later Wood re-dedicates this volume to Kay, "My darling daughter Kay-No copy of my book I could give you would be so valuable as this one I gave to our beautiful winged Albert. Pops. July 20, 1920." Handwritten list of errata opposite title page. Some light foxing throughout, particularly towards front of book. Top edges of pages are uncut.
[Bookseller : Back of Beyond Books, ABAA
On Double Refraction in Matter moving through the Aether" (Brace) WITH "On the Structure of the Atom: an Investigation of the Stability and Periods of Oscillation of a number of Corpuscles arranged at equal intervals around the Circumference of a Circle; with Application of the results to the Theory of Atomic Structure" (Thomson) in The Philosophical Magazine and Journal, Vol. VII, Sixth Series, January-June 1904, pp. 317-329 (Brace) and pp. 237-265 (Thomson)
- FIRST EDITION OF THE BRACE EXPERIMENT, "THE FIRST OPTICAL EXPERIMENT MEASURING THE RELATIVE MOTION OF EARTH AND THE LUMINIFEROUS AETHER WHICH WERE SUFFICIENTLY PRECISE TO DETECT MAGNITUDES OF SECOND ORDER TO V/C" (Wikipedia). Brace's results were negative, "which was of gret importance for the development of the Lorentz transformation and consequently of the theory of relativity" (ibid). The American physicist and specialist in optics "examined the question [of] whether the Earth's motion may cause a body to become doubly refracting," something which as first sight might be expected (PRNAAS, 1904, 6, 809). Earlier in his career, Brace developed "extremely sensitive optical techniques" to one of the critical problems of the time (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, II, 382). "Two years earlier, Lord Rayleigh had proposed that the Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction, if it existed, might produce an observable double refraction in a moving transparent medium. Rayleigh made experiments in which he failed to find the predicted effect, but his work was not quite accurate enough to be conclusive. Brace pointed this out and reconducted the investigation in his own laboratory, establishing beyond a doubt the absence of double refraction caused by movement of the refracting medium through the ether" (ibid). ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME: J. J. Thomson's 'Plum Pudding Model': "The most widely accepted theory of atomic structure up to about 1913" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 34). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis. Entire volume. Ex-libris and bearing occasional light stamp within. New end papers. No marks at the spine whatsoever. Octavo (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [viii], 720, . 27 plates. Handsomely rebound in three quarter calf over gilt-ruled maroon paper boards. Four gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine. Gilt devices in the spine compartments. Gilt-lettered red and black spine labels. Tightly and very solidly bound. An occasional spot within, quite minor. Very good condition in every way.
[Bookseller : Atticus Rare Books
The Works of Benjamin Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield.
New York and London: Dunne, 1904 - 20 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb crushed morocco binding with gilt raised bands, gilt titles and top edge and ornate gilt and inked tooling to the spine. This deluxe edition was printed for subscribers only. With fine illustrations. A magnificent set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB
Les Sonnets luxurieux de l'Arétin. (I Sonetti Lussurioso di Pietro Aretino). Texte italien avec traduction française en regard précédés de la notice et des commentaires d'Isidore Liseux. Et publiés pour la première fois avec la suite complète des dessins de Jules Romain d'après des documents originaux.
Paris, [Ch. Hirsch], 1904. - 4°-quer. XII, 148 S., 2 Bll. |Mit farbigen Frontispiz in Gravüre, 16 farbigen Tafeln in Gravüre und seiner zweiten Folge der Illustrationen in S/W.| Blaues HMaroquin d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RTitel, marmorierte Bezugspapiere und Kopfgoldschnitt. Eins von 340 numerierten Exemplaren (Gesamt 500). Die sehr freizügigen 16 Gravüren von |Amédée Vignola| liegen in 2 Zuständen, Schwarz/Weiss und farbig vor; sie variieren in moderner und ausgesprochen plastisch-körperbetonter Manier diese 16 Liebespositionen. Erst versteckt im Logogramm am Schluß des Bandes wird Amédée Vignola als Künstler genannt. Jede Textseite ist von einem architektonischen Rahmen in Rot umgeben. Die Übersetzung stammt von Alcide Bonneau. Nur minimal berieben. Innen vereinzelt schwacher Abklatsch und marginale Braunflecken. Sehr schönes Exemplar und mit der farbigen Folge selten. Dutel 809. Pia 1243. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Antiquariat Ars Amandi
Bouvard et Pécuchet. Illustrations de Charles Huard.
P., L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza et Cie, 1904, 2 vol. in-4 (285 x 205) brochés sous couvertures rempliées, titre doré et gaufré et médaillons gaufrés et patinés façon ivoire aux plats supérieurs, sous étui cartonné commun avec fermoir en laiton de l'éditeur, de (2) ff. bl. - (3) ff. - 161 pp. - (2) ff. bl. ; (1) f. bl. - (3) ff. - 175 pp. - (1) f. - (2) ff. bl. Couvertures jaunies, parfait exemplaire par ailleurs. - Rare première édition illustrée du célèbre roman inachevé de Flaubert, tirée à 30 exemplaires seulement, ici exemplaire de présent non numéroté portant la mention imprimée "Exemplaire imprimé pour Léonce Bénédite". Edition illustrée de 100 eaux-fortes originales de Charles HUARD, dont dix en couleurs hors texte, accompagnée d'un très fin dessin original au crayon représentant Bouvard en pied + une tête du même en remarque et portant un envoi autographe signé à Léonce Bénédite. (Les exemplaires numérotés contiennent aussi une aquarelle, pas celui-ci). Léonce Bénédite (1859 - 1925), historien d'art et conservateur français, directeur du Musée du Luxembourg à Paris puis premier conservateur du Musée Rodin, frère aîné de l'égyptologue Georges Bénédite. Réf. biblio. : Carteret IV-157 "Ouvrage capital dans l'oeuvre de l'artiste, il est fort coté". La Bouquinerie Aurore offre aux clients AbeBooks 20% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1800 EUR [Attributes: Signed Copy]
[Bookseller : Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)
NEVADA: THE BANNER GOLD COUNTY OF CALIFORNIA (COVER TITLE). NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. THE MOST PROSPEROUS MINING COUNTY OF THE UNITED STATES. WHERE GOOD MINES ARE FOUND IN A COUNTRY WITH A PERFECT CLIMATE AND ALL THE COMFORTS OF CIVILIZATION
Daily Miner Transcript Print, n. d. (ca 1904)]. - 6 7/8" x 5 1/4" gold gilt embossed purple wrappers, n. p. (36 pp.), illustrated, map. Numerous black and white photographic illustrations of the county, its town, buildings, and mines, plus a double-page map of Nevada County. A handsome little booklet promoting Nevada County, California, with illustrations of the major towns, buildings, and mines of the region. This booklet was reviewed in the San Francisco Call, October 3, 1904. The region continued to produce millions of dollars in gold even in the early 20th century, more than 50 years after discovery of gold in California, but on an industrial scale, not that of the individual placer miner. Several views of the area's major mines operating at the turn of the 20th century, plus a view of the Electric Hoisting Works of Grass Valley. There is also a list of members of the Executive Committee of Nevada County Promotion Committee. A tiny stain (looks like a tiny spot of coffee) in the margin of the last page which diminishes to nothing 8 pages later, on page 11 is a stamped address of a real estate agent that is contained mostly in the margin, and portions of the covers lightly faded, else a very good, internally clean copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller : BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB
Psychische Erregung der Speicheldrusen
Wiesbaden: Ergebnisse der Physiologie, 1904 First Edition. Offprint. A very good copy with some marginal dust soiling. 8vo.,.One of the author\'s physiological studies that his name is associated with in medical history. This paper deals with the excitement of the salivary glands.
[Bookseller : Palinurus Antiquarian Books
Manufacturers of Soda Water Supplies. Cleveland , O
Cleveland: n.p., 1904. Small octavo, 47 pages. Illustrated with four chromolithograph plates. Trade catalogue, issued by the wholesale druggists and soda water supply company, Benton, Myers. & Co. (1882-1904). With a list of products from hot sodas to chocolate extracts, soda syrups, phosphates, ginger ales, "Cafola, a new kola drink" and much more. And with luscious chromo plates of a port wine and a non-sparkling champagne, both produced by the Duroy Wine Company of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as the beautiful "Crushed Fruit Bowl", printed in silver, yellow and white, and another of "Bottles of Grape Juice" and "Buckeye Root Beer". Very near fine, with a few pages with tiny dogears, and some rusting to the stapled text block, in beautiful multi-color chromolithographed wrappers. WITH; a four page leaflet, listing all wholesale houses throughout the US carrying the Benton, Myers wares, printed in red and black. Also fine. Rare. [Worldcat cites no copies; not in Romaine].
[Bookseller : Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink
Westfälisches Trachtenbuch. Die jetzigen und ehemaligen westfälischen und schaumburgischen Gebiete umfassend. - Liebhaber Ausgabe
Bielefeld/Berlin/Leipzig, Velhagen & Klasing Verlag, 1904. Mit 24 Tafeln in Farbendruck nach Originalzeichnungen von Johs. Gehrts, zahlreichen Textabbildungen und einer historischen Übersichtskarte. - Exemplar Nr. 74 der Liebhaber-Ausgabe gedruckt für Herrn Richard Lange sen. Dieses Widmungsblatt und Subskribenten Liste der Liebhaber-Ausgabe, mit 98 Namen dem Titel vorgebunden. 4°, (7Blatt,208+24,Faltkarte), Ganzleder auf 5 Bünden, Rücken und Deckel mit Prägung in Gold und Braun, Marmorpapier-Vorsätze, Goldschnitt, Tafeln mit Pergament-Hemdchen, mit Original-Pappschuber,, Schuber in gutem Zustand. Buch mit geringsten Gebrauchsspuren am Einband in sehr gutem Zustand..
[Bookseller : Versandantiquariat Werner Eichel
Alaska Boundary Tribunal. United States Atlas. Maps and Charts Accompanying the Case and Counter Case of the United States; Alaska Boundary Tribunal. British Atlas. Maps and Charts Accompanying the Case of Great Britain
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1904. Hardcover. Very good. Hardcover. Two volumes. Elephant Folios. (Approx. 19.5" X 15") Brown cloth hardcovers with gilt titles on front boards. The U.S. Atlas has 47 maps. The British Atlas has 35 maps. The third volume, Atlas of Award (Tribunal Fixed lines) with 27 maps, is not present. The U.S. Atlas has a scuffed area on front cover. Light edge wear to cloth on British Atlas.
[Bookseller : Americana Books ABAA
The two girls went down through the field
[N.p.], 1904 - Published in J. F. M. Carter, Deane Polworth Royalist, London, Seeley and Co. Ltd., 1905 Approx. 17 x 11-3/4 inches. Monochrome wash and body color, signed and dated "C. V. Harcourt/04" at lower right. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
[Bookseller : James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA
Atlas der topographischen Anatomie des Menschen. Band 1-2 cpl.
Wien, Leipzig, BraumÃ¼ller, 1904.. Mit 3 n.n. BlÃ¤ttern und zusammen 845 Seiten ( Seiten in den beiden BÃ¤nden in fortlaufender ZÃ¤hlung ) sowie 636 teilkolorierten Illustrationen im Text. Jeweils in goldgeprÃ¤gtem Oln mit umlaufendem Farbschnitt, 4Â° ( 24,5 x 17,5 cm ). EinbÃ¤nde gering beriebe, gering bestoÃen, innen alter Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz, wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Insgesamt von guter Erhaltung, dekoratives Exemplar. Zusammen 2 BÃ¤nde. - selten ( Gesamtgewicht 2700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhÃ¤ltlich // webimage available ).
[Bookseller : Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen
RÃ©impression de l'Architecture franÃ§aise de Jacques-FranÃ§ois Blondel (1752-1756), exÃ©cutÃ©e sous les auspices du ministÃ¨re de l'instruction publique et des beaux-arts sous le contrÃ´le de MM. Guadet et Pascal.
- Paris, Librairie centrale des beaux-arts, Emile LÃ©vy, s.d. (1904-1905). 4 forts volumes in-folio, reliures papier Ã la cuve sur dos toilÃ©, piÃ¨ces de titre sur les dos et les premiers plats (dos abÃ®mÃ©s, volumes en partie dÃ©brochÃ©s, sinon bons exemplaires). IllustrÃ© de 498 planches hors-texte. * 23 kg * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h Ã 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer Ã la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prÃ©venir au prÃ©alable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'Ã©tant pas immÃ©diatement consultable. * Veuillez noter que le traitement et l'expÃ©dition des commandes passÃ©es en juillet et en aoÃ»t peut prendre plus de temps que d'habitude : merci de votre patience et de votre comprÃ©hension. * Langue : FranÃ§ais
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Listok osvobozhdeniia (Bulletin der "Osswoboschdenje") [Supplement to "Osvobozhdenie"]. Edited by Petr Struve. Nos. 1-8, 12-26.
Stuttgart: J. H. W. Dietz Nachf. 1904 - 1904-05. Newsprint (ca. 28 x 21 cm each), single leaves printed recto and verso, as well as folded leaves with 4 pp. of text. Edges toned; old creases with occasional small tears; a few stamps of Russian emigre organizations and libraries. Twenty-one (of twenty-five total) issues of this supplement to Petr Struves liberal socialist periodical, published for nearly three years in exile in Stuttgart, Germany, and later in Paris. Struve (1870-1944) was a leader of the moderate Russian Marxists who had escaped to the West from his place of internal exile, Tver', where he was sent after his involvement with the Kazan Square Demonstration in 1901. His emerging liberal sentiments are well documented in Osvobozhdenie and this accompanying bulletin, published in Stuttgart from 1902 until March 1905. The supplement included the most urgent news and appeals, often related to the ongoing Russo- Japanese War. Among other things, Listok includes a series entitled At and near the war, consisting of eyewitness reports from the Far East; the last issue describes the unfolding events of the 1905 Russian Revolution. Struve would become a prominent politician in the years leading up to the October Revolution. Eventually, he became a major figure in the White emigre movement and a key collaborator in the short-lived governments of Denikin and Wrangel. After 1920, he was active in the White emigration, first in the Balkans and later in France. [Attributes: First Edition]
[Bookseller : Rossica Berlin Rare Books, IOBA
The Poets' Corner
London: William Heinemann, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Beerbohm, Max. Folio, 14.5 by 11 inches, 37 by 28 cm. Twenty color lithograph plates. Beerbohm's inimitable satirical caricatures of Omar Khayyam, Robert Browning, Boethe, Matthew Arnold, Henrik Ibsen, Lord Byron, Walt Whitman, William Watson, William Wordsworth, Lord Tennyson, Paul Verlaine, Shakespeare, Coleridge, Yeats, Homer, Robert Burns, Dante, Austin Dobson and Edmund Gosse, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Rudyard Kipling. Printed by Hazell Watson and Viney. Original wrappers, with new spine band, and the leaves are now bound in by tabs, replacing the original stab form of binding, so as to avert damage to the brittle leaves which alas have a high acidity. The front cover has light soiling and one hole, not affecting the imagery and now discreetly remedied with Japanese tissue. A few chips and small closed tears within, all a result of the card stock's brittleness and now unlikely to recur or become exacerbated, thanks to the use of tabs. Given the fragility of the work, this is a wonderful survivor.
[Bookseller : White Fox Rare Books and Antiques
Rare Geronimo autograph signed at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition just three days before he left the St. Louis World?s Fair, homesick, to return to his tribe in Oklahoma
Signature ?Geronimo? in dark pencil, 4? x 2? (visible), matted with two images of the Apache Chief, one on horseback and the other with a rifle. Framed under glass. Overall size, 14.75? x 12.75?.Penciled by original recipient above Geronimo?s autograph: ?Signature of Geronimo / Sept 30 ?" 1904? and ?at Worlds Fair St Louis? below the autograph.Accompanied by photocopies of two newspaper articles: (1) September 18, 1904, ?Boston Daily Globe,? picturing Geronimo, headed ?Now One of the Sights at the World?s Fair. He / Sits in a Booth Whittling Bows and Arrows / and Selling His Autographs at 10 Cents Each.? (2) October 4, 1904, ?Atlanta Constitution,? headed ?Geronimo Returns.? In full, ?St. Louis, October 3. ?" Geronimo, chief of the Apache Indians, departed for his home at Fort Sill, Okla., today. Geronimo has been at the world?s fair since June and recently asked permission of Superintendent McCowan of the Indian school, to return home, saying h
[Bookseller : University Archives
The Armoury of Windsor Castle, European Section
Published by Bradbury, Agnew & Company, London 1904 - , xiv, 284 pages, complete with 40 plates First Edition , ex-library copy with labels on front endpapers and lower spine, spine scuffed and with pieces missing at head and tail, boards lightly marked, light spots at front and rear of book, textblock and plates clean, book in good condition , quarter brown morocco, white buckrum boards with gilt and red emblem to front, gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt Quarto, 35 x 29 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Keoghs Books
From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow.
The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. 1-5. Illustrated. 1-3 in reprints. London, Oxford University Press, 1970-72. 8vo. xxii,+ 459 pp.+ plates; xxvi,+ 467,+ (blank),+ (2) pp.+ plates,+ 8 charts, of which 3 folding and 1 double page; xxiv,+ 307,+ (1) pp.+ plates,+ 16 folding charts in rear board pocket; xxiv,+ 364 pp.+ plates,+ 7 folding charts; xxiv,+ 417 pp.+ plates,+ 7 folding charts. Publ. cloth with dustwrappers. Five volumes. Vol. 1: The Road to War 1904-1914. 2: The War Years to the Eve of Jutland 1914-1916. 3: Jutland and after. May 1916-December 1916. 4: 1917. Year of Crisis. 5: Victory and Aftermath. January 1918-June 1919
[Bookseller : Centralantikvariatet
Two months after returning from his three year Antarctic expedition as a hero, Robert Falcon Scott asks his lecture agent for a printed list of his scheduled lectures
Autograph Letter Signed ?Robt F Scott,? 2p, 4.5? x 6.75?, front & verso with blank integral leaf. ?56, Oakley Street, Chelsea Embankment? [his home] stationery, but penned from Newcastle, November 16th . To Mr. [Gerald] Christy. Fine condition.In full, ?Will you send me a number of the printed lists of my fixtures ?" I find several people wanting them & they are a trouble to copy out ?" The lecture is going well so far but I can?t reduce the time with any satisfaction to myself. Tonight we had a good attendance Duke of Northumberland in the Chair.?Scott requests a printed list of his ?fixtures,? i.e. his lecture schedule, from his agent, Mr. Christy, noted English lecture agent Gerald Christy. The November 18th lecture may have been delivered to the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries of which Henry George Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland, was a member and later served as President.Robert Falcon Scott led the 1901-1904 British National Antarctic Expedition,
[Bookseller : University Archives
Les Sonnets luxurieux de l'Aretin. (I Sonetti Lussurioso di Pietro Aretino). Texte italien avec traduction francaise en regard precedes de la notice et des commentaires d'Isidore Liseux. Et publies pour la premiere fois avec la suite complete des dessins de Jules Romain d'apres des documents originaux.
Paris, [Ch. Hirsch], 1904.. 4Â°-quer. XII, 148 S., 2 Bll. Mit farbigen Frontispiz in GravÃ¼re, 16 farbigen Tafeln in GravÃ¼re und seiner zweiten Folge der Illustrationen in S/W. Blaues HMaroquin d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RTitel, marmorierte Bezugspapiere und Kopfgoldschnitt.. Eins von 340 numerierten Exemplaren (Gesamt 500). Die sehr freizÃ¼gigen 16 GravÃ¼ren von Amedee Vignola liegen in 2 ZustÃ¤nden, Schwarz/Weiss und farbig vor; sie variieren in moderner und ausgesprochen plastisch-kÃ¶rperbetonter Manier diese 16 Liebespositionen. Erst versteckt im Logogramm am SchluÃ des Bandes wird Amedee Vignola als KÃ¼nstler genannt. Jede Textseite ist von einem architektonischen Rahmen in Rot umgeben. Die Ãbersetzung stammt von Alcide Bonneau. Nur minimal berieben. Innen vereinzelt schwacher Abklatsch und marginale Braunflecken. Sehr schÃ¶nes Exemplar und mit der farbigen Folge selten. Dutel 809. Pia 1243.
[Bookseller : Antiquariat Ars Amandi
Exlibris Daniel Pesl II.
1904. Lithographie auf grauem Velin, 1904. DarstellungsgrÃ¶Ãe 10,8:2,8 cm, BlattgrÃ¶Ãe 11,8:3,8 cm. Lankheit 848. Sehr guter und tadellos erhaltener Druck, verso minimale Klebespuren..
[Bookseller : Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH
Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon 1904 - Complete in 10 volumes. Published between 1904 and 1907. Quarter morocco over green boards, gilt-stamped title to spines and gilt crest to front boards. Marbled endpapers, portrait plate to each volume. Printed on hand-made paper untrimmed. Very slight rubbing to covers. With two catalogue descriptions of similar sets, with dates and prices, taped to endpapers of volume 1. A bright, fresh copy from the library of the late Patrick Garland. Number 443 of 1000 sets. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH 1ST CLASS POST FROM UK Size: 4to - over 9Â¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Kelvin Books
Signed postcard photograph ("R. Leoncavallo") with autograph musical quotation from the first act of his opera La BohÃ¨me
A fine bust-length photograph of the composer with his trademark handlebar mustache, boldly signed in black ink and dated Berlin, June 1904. With a two-measure autograph musical quotation to upper left, with text, identified in the composer's hand as being from "La BohÃ¨me I Act."Addressed to Fraulein Grete Larass in Berlin. Very slightly worn at edges; remnants of tape to edges of verso. . ["Leoncavallo"] completed his version of Murgers ScÃ¨nes de la vie de BohÃ¨me, on which he had been working since 1892, and its first performance was carefully supervised by his new publisher Sonzogno in Venice in 1897. The long period of composition during which he sought to convey the realities of life in the Latin Quarter of Paris was preceded by fierce controversy with Puccini and the Ricordi publishing house. It was Leoncavallo who first had the idea of making it into an opera, but his BohÃ¨me, although it has pages full of vitality, is much more a social document of the period, and after the first years in which the two operas were performed almost side by side, it was Puccinis version that survived in the repertory." Michele Girardi in Grove online
[Bookseller : J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC
L'Ãle d'Anticostie ( ThÃ¨ses de 1904)
Plon -Nourrit 1904 - La reliure est compÃ¨te mais vieillie mais le livre est COMME NEUF . Livre de 367 pages illustrÃ© et une carte -document dÃ©pliable de l'Ã®le. Ce livre est un vÃ©ritable document . REF livre662-B boÃ®te B -81 [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller : Michel Guay
Italian Villas and Their Gardens [with Letters from Wharton, Parrish]
Century, NY 1904 - The first and only edition of this nonfiction volume, heavily illustrated with photographs, drawings, and 26 full-color plates by Maxfield Parrish. This copy has a three-page autograph letter signed from Edith Wharton tipped in, written to Mrs. Sage, who, along with her husband, were friends of Maxfield Parrish and collectors of his paintings. Wharton's letter is a gracious response: apparently Mrs. Sage had indicated that Wharton's book had been a great help to her and that she was sending Wharton a Piranesi etching of Villa d'Este as a thank you. Also tipped-in is a two-page autograph letter signed from Parrish, written in his elegant, calligraphic hand, and referring to four of his paintings that the Sages own and that Scribner's wanted permission to reproduce. The book has been extra-illustrated, presumably by Mrs. Sage, with images of Italian villas, including a large image of Villa d'Este on the front free endpaper. The owner's small, tasteful bookplate adorns the front pastedown. Minor rubbing to corners and rear board; near fine. A unique copy of this beautiful book, with a history of personal connections to the author and illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)
The Northern Tribes of Central Australia
Macmillan and Co., London 1904 - Octavo, with over 300 photographic illustrations, folding map and appendix table, two colour plates with printed transparent overlays, signed by the authors on the title-page; some flecking and a little shaken, but a very good copy in original gilt-decorated cloth. Signed by the authors. First edition of a pioneering work in Australia anthropology, signed by both authors. Professor Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) was an Oxford-educated polymath who trained as an evolutionary biologist while cultivating an enduring interest in social anthropology. He first travelled into central Australia as a scientist and photographer on the Horn expedition of 1894, during the course of which he met Francis Gillen, then Alice Springs postmaster who was later appointed to the role of special magistrate and Aboriginal sub-protector for that region. In 1896 Spencer joined Gillen for the most intensive field work attempted to date on traditional Aboriginal customs and lifestyle. Spencer's ongoing work with Gillen was one of the most fruitful and enduring scholarly collaborations in Australian anthropological history. This book is the result of their fieldwork in 1901-1902 amongst the Warramunga, Kaitish, Arunta and other tribes of central and northern inland Australia where the pair made a copious photographic record of ceremonies, ritual processes and aspects of daily life. Their descriptions of totemic social divisions strongly influenced the great structural anthropologists of the twentieth-century, including Claude Levi-Strauss. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Hordern House Rare Books
1903 ???. ????? ??????. [The Cherry Orchard [in] Collection of the "Knowledge" Society for the year 1903. Book 2].
Isidor Goldberg Skt. Peterburg 1904 - 8vo (20 x 14.5 cm).  ll. including title, 318,  contents,  pp. ads; occasional spotting or soiling. Original lower wrapper and spine bound in modern black half-calf over marbled boards. Very good copy of the first appearance of Chekhov's 'Cherry Orchard' (pp. 29-105), neatly sidestepping earlier contractual obligations to the publisher Adolf Marks - who still published later in 1904 the book-form version of the play, which introduced a few minor changes to the text. In the event, it proved the end of their connection: both playwright and publisher died in 1904. Earlier that year, on January 17th, the play premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre in a production directed by Konstantin Stanislavskiy. This Almanac also includes Kuprin's 'Mirnoe Zhitie'. The 'Znanie' Society, set up by members of the Literacy Committee under K.P. Piatnitski in 1898, was reorganised by Gorkiy after his first great success, and began releasing these 'Collections' in 1904. Lenin wrote that in them Gorkiy himself tried 'to concentrate the best forces of creative literature'. The Almanacs also featured Bunin, Yushkevitch, Andreyev and Gorkiy himself. In the reactionary atmosphere after the revolutions of 1905, many of its members quit the Society, which had always been inclined towards the revolutionary and contentious, and Gorkiy broke off his connection with the publication in 1912 while living abroad. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Shapero Rare Books
Gesammelte Abhandlungen. 3 BÃ¤nde.
Leipzig, Engelmann, 1904.. (23,5 x 16 cm). CXXVI (2) 535 S./ VI, 660 S./ VI, 637 S. Mit 12 (3 farbigen) teils gefalteten Tafeln und 269 Abbildungen. Original-LeinwandbÃ¤nde.. Erste Ausgabe der nahezu vollstÃ¤ndigen Ausgabe seiner wissenschaftlichen Werke, im Auftrage der Deutschen Bunsen-Gesellschaft herausgegeben von W. Ostwald und M. Bodenstein. - Stempel auf Titeln. EinbÃ¤nde gering berieben und bestoÃen, sonst sehr sauber und gut erhalten
[Bookseller : Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber
The Last Records of a Cotswold Community: Being the Weston Subedge Field Account Book for the Final Twenty-six Years of the Famous Cotswold Games, Hitherto Unpublished, and Now Edited with a Study on the Old Time Sports of Campden and the Village Community of Weston.
Chipping Campden Essex House Press 1904 - Small quarto. lvi, 59pp. One of 75 copies. Illustrated with several full-page engravings of Dover's Hill and Campden landmarks by Edmund H. New, as well as a double-page map of Weston Subedge parish. Printed on Essex House paper and printed at the Press by the Guild of Handcraft. The Cotswold Games is an annual sporting event held during the week of May Day. The event began around 1612 and, in spite of the title of the book, continue to this day. Although the games were inspired by the ancient Greek Olympics, the competitions included sledgehammer throwing, swordfighting, horsemanship, and other activities suited to the rural English countryside. Bound in white buckram, gilt-titled to spine. Slight toning to spine, small spot to upper cover, else fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA
Histoire d'un merle blanc. Compositions de Hector Giacomelli gravÃ©es Ã l'eau-forte par L. Buisson.
Louis Conquet / LÃ©opold Carteret et Cie, Successeurs, Paris 1904 - A charming edition, ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT WITH ORIGINAL ETCHINGS BY BUISSON AFTER GIACOMELLI. 70 pp. Every page with an elaborate etched border. Four full-page etchings and eight etched vignettes, plus an additional etching on the front wrapper. EDITION LIMITED TO 200 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON FINE MARAIS WOVE PAPER. A classic example of the "livre de 1880" championed by traditional bibliophiles. 4to. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND in half burgundy morocco and marbled boards. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original wraps bound in. All tissue-guards present, and thus no offsetting. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS. PERFECT CONDITION, BOTH INSIDE AND OUT. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
[Bookseller : Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery
1904 - [Arnold Bennett's copy] A Tale of the Seaboard. London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original dark blue cloth decorated in light blue. First Edition of Conrad's great novel involving a South American silver mine, and the corruption and dishonesty fostered by its riches.~Conrad was extending his "Lord Jim" theme: that the man who slowly grows rich can be a victim of the silver, not its conqueror; that wealth is not something gained but a trap for those who relinquish, however momentarily, their sense of themselves." [Karl]~It is believed that the first edition consisted of about 2000 copies; we find it to be rather scarce, about third or fourth among Conrad's books. This is a remarkably fine, bright copy, essentially without wear or soil; atypically for this thick wove paper, there is NO foxing on the leaves. Cagle A10a.1; one of the "Modern Library 100" great novels of the 20th Century.~Provenance: in addition to the more-recent discreet bookplate of the amazing Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, this copy bears the bookplate "From the Personal Library of Arnold Bennett" (which was applied posthumously). The author and editor and critic E. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was a long-time acquaintance of (and early champion of the writings of) Conrad, occasionally in contact because they used the same agent (J. B. Pinker). In 1914, Bennett was anxious about the prospects for his new book THE PRICE OF LOVE;~This glumness is accompanied, at much the same period, by a characteristically generous but somewhat depressed tribute to Conrad -- he had written to Conrad towards the end of 1912, expressing deep admiration of NOSTROMO [this very copy!], THE SECRET AGENT and UNDER WESTERN EYES, and now, in January 1914, reading CHANCE, he says in his journal: 'This is a discouraging book for a writer [to read], because he damn well knows he can't write as well as this. simply superb'. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
[Bookseller : Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]
Dialogues de bÃªtes.
Mercure de France 1904 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1904, 11,5x14,5cm, brochÃ©. - Edition originale du premier livre imprimÃ© sous le nom de Colette seule. Envoi autographe signÃ© de l'auteur. Gardes partiellement et lÃ©gÃ¨rement ombrÃ©es sans gravitÃ©, petites dÃ©charges de papier adhÃ©sif en marge de la page de faux-titre, prÃ©sence d'une bande de papier adhÃ©sif en tÃªte du verso de la page de titre, infimes piqÃ»res. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
[Bookseller : Librairie Le Feu Follet
The Church in Madras: Being the History of the Ecclesiastical and Missionary Action of the East India Company in the Presidency of Madras. In 3 Volumes
John Murray, London, 1904, 1912, 1922. 190419121922 - hardback, large 8vo, a matching set, 3 vols, xii,702;xii,424;xvi,447pp, numerous illustrations, clean and sound throughout, no inscriptions, red cloth, gilt ttiles, vol.3 boards patchily discoloured, otherwise Very Good / no dustwrappers [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : BRIMSTONES
The Northern Tribes of Central Australia
London: Macmillan and Co., 1904. Octavo, with over 300 photographic illustrations, folding map and appendix table, two colour plates with printed transparent overlays, signed by the authors on the title-page; some flecking and a little shaken, but a very good copy in original gilt-decorated cloth. Signed by the authors. First edition of a pioneering work in Australia anthropology, signed by both authors. Professor Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) was an Oxford-educated polymath who trained as an evolutionary biologist while cultivating an enduring interest in social anthropology. He first travelled into central Australia as a scientist and photographer on the Horn expedition of 1894, during the course of which he met Francis Gillen, then Alice Springs postmaster who was later appointed to the role of special magistrate and Aboriginal sub-protector for that region. In 1896 Spencer joined Gillen for the most intensive field work attempted to date on traditional Aboriginal customs and lifestyle. Spencer's ongoing work with Gillen was one of the most fruitful and enduring scholarly collaborations in Australian anthropological history. This book is the result of their fieldwork in 1901-1902 amongst the Warramunga, Kaitish, Arunta and other tribes of central and northern inland Australia where the pair made a copious photographic record of ceremonies, ritual processes and aspects of daily life. Their descriptions of totemic social divisions strongly influenced the great structural anthropologists of the twentieth-century, including Claude Levi-Strauss.
[Bookseller : Hordern House Rare Books
Catalogue of paintings and sculpture in the collection of Charles T. Yerkes; [Ltd # 46 of 250, Two Vol Set)
Privately Printed 1904 - 2 vol set, Vol one, 109 plates by 70 masters, Vol two, 91 plates by 55 artists. Fine mounted photogravures in black & white w/tissue guards. Biographical notes. Gilt letter spine and elaborately decorated gilt covers, spine & dentelles, silk endpapers also w/dentelles, teg other lightly trimed. Fine hand made rag paper. Spines uniformally faded to brown, light minor rubbing at some extremities, Otherwise a extremely beautifull set internally and externally. The fine gilted binding was done by J.W. Zaehnsdorf in 1905. Zaehnsdorf is the author of "The Art of Bookbindin, a practical treatise", 1890. Weight 22 lbs extra postage may be required. NOTES from Wikipedia for general info: Charles T. Yerkes (1846-1905) was an American financier and art collector who relied upon Sarah Tyson Hallowell (1846-1924) to assist him in art purchases. She was an important American art curator, who curated a number of major exhibitions in Chicago, arranged the loan exhibition of French Art at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Size: Folio 14 x 10-1/4 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Amber Unicorn Books ABAA
The Diary of Samuel Pepys
London: George Bell. 1904 - 10 volume set, 9 inches tall. A handsome Edwardian half morocco bound set in fine condition with gilt raised bands and simple yet elegant gilt panels. Gilt top edges. Portrait. A fine set of this most famous of all diaries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB
1904. [Arnold Bennett's copy] A Tale of the Seaboard. London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original dark blue cloth decorated in light blue. First Edition of Conrad's great novel involving a South American silver mine, and the corruption and dishonesty fostered by its riches.~Conrad was extending his "Lord Jim" theme: that the man who slowly grows rich can be a victim of the silver, not its conqueror; that wealth is not something gained but a trap for those who relinquish, however momentarily, their sense of themselves..." [Karl]~It is believed that the first edition consisted of about 2000 copies; we find it to be rather scarce, about third or fourth among Conrad's books. This is a remarkably fine, bright copy, essentially without wear or soil; atypically for this thick wove paper, there is NO foxing on the leaves. Cagle A10a.1; one of the "Modern Library 100" great novels of the 20th Century.~Provenance: in addition to the more-recent discreet bookplate of the amazing Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, this copy bears the bookplate "From the Personal Library of Arnold Bennett" (which was applied posthumously). The author and editor and critic E. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was a long-time acquaintance of (and early champion of the writings of) Conrad, occasionally in contact because they used the same agent (J. B. Pinker). In 1914, Bennett was anxious about the prospects for his new book THE PRICE OF LOVE;~This glumness is accompanied, at much the same period, by a characteristically generous but somewhat depressed tribute to Conrad -- he had written to Conrad towards the end of 1912, expressing deep admiration of NOSTROMO [this very copy!], THE SECRET AGENT and UNDER WESTERN EYES, and now, in January 1914, reading CHANCE, he says in his journal: 'This is a discouraging book for a writer [to read], because he damn well knows he can't write as well as this... simply superb'.
[Bookseller : Sumner & Stillman
AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO "SIR WILLIAM."
London. 17 February 1904.. Two pages, on recto and verso of half-sheet of octavo letterhead. A few minor smudges and a couple of marginal rustmarks, very good. To: "Dear Sir William [Henry Porter?] Could you possibly get away early from that Finsbury meeting & give us a turn on your way home? Finsbury, I submit, can jolly well take care of itself, whereas South St. Pancras can only be snatched by a mighty effort from its natural propensity to detach itself from Progressive St. P and unite with Holborn. Vote for Shaw and Anti- Vaccination does not attract the Grays Inn & University College medical spheres of influence ... I press you thus with remorse but I promised [Sir William] Geary, my colleague, to do my best top get you; and I want you on my own account too. Yrs ever G. Bernard Shaw. P.S. I am sending you a copy of my 'Common Sense of Municipal Trading,' which will, I hope, help the cause generally in this election." Shaw and Geary stood as Progressives for the 1904 election, but were defeated.
[Bookseller : William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-
The Songs of Bilitis [Signed by Pierre Louys and Signed by George Seferis]
The Aldus Society, London and New York 1904 - A Very Good copy of the first UK edition, first printing, and the first edition of the book in English translation (some handling soil, tiny rub at the spine foot, some pushing to the spine ends and bumping to the board corners), SIGNED BY PIERRE LOUYS on the half-title and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper with two drawings and a PRESENTATION TO REX WARNER (a noted British author, Seferis' close friend, and a highly-regarded translator of Seferis' poetry to English) placed by Seferis in Storrs, Connecticut and with five lines written by Seferis in Greek. The book was privately issued by The Aldus Society in a Limited Edition of 1,000 copies (consisting of nine hundred and seventy-one copies on a special paper, with the watermark of the Society, and twenty-six signed and lettered copies, and three author's copies on Imperial Japanese vellum with the initials hand-illumined, of which this is Number 17 (of the 971). No Signature was called for in this copy, yet it has been signed by Louys on the half-title. There being only twenty-six copies expressly called to be signed, excluding this copy, we believe it to be quite scarce. The page edges are watermarked, and the title/limitation page, the frontispiece, and the book's other three full-page illustrations are printed on vellum leaves. While Pierre Louys was a heterosexual, he also was a good friend of Oscar Wilde and Andre Gide and a noted champion of gay & lesbian rights. His poetry and other writings are permeated with erotic and lesbian themes, with "The Songs of Bilitis" being his most famous and most frequently republished work. "Bilitis", the name Louys gave to his fictional Poetess, is presented by Louys as a contemporary of Sappho (herself a Greek lyric poet born between 630 and 612 BC on the Greek island of Lesbos). The book's introduction alleges the 143 poems within to have been written by Bilitis, whose tomb Louys claimed to have been discovered by (his fictional) archaeologist Herr G. Heim. The work shows Pierre Louys' deep knowledge of Ancient Greek culture, and, while written primarily by him, some of the poems are reworked epigrams from the Palatine Anthology (discovered in 1606), and some of the verses were taken from Sappho's work. Upon the work's initial publication (France, 1894), expert scholars were fooled and considered the work to be genuine and the poems to have been authored by Bilitis. Even after Louys' deception was unmasked, enthusiasm for the book's poetry did not wane and the poems, which established Pierre Louys' historic significance as a Poet, continue to be considered an important literary work. The poems comprise three cycles, each of which represents a phase of Bilitis' life: Bucolics in Pamphylia, representing her childhood and first sexual encounters, Elegies at Mytilene covers indulgence in homosexual sensuality, and the final section, Epigrams in the Isle of Cyprus, covers her life there as a courtesan. As noted above, George Seferis, a Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, and the first Greek ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature gave this copy to Rex Warner. Both authors were deeply interested in all things related to Cyprus, thus explaining the gift. Signed copies of Pierre Louys' works, issued in French, while not rare, are relatively uncommon. However, signed copies of his works in English translation are real hen's teeth and exceedingly difficult to find. This copy, also having been signed and inscribed by Greece's first Nobel Laureate in Literature, is an extraordinary find. SCARCE to RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC (IOBA)
Autograph Note Signed, in German, 8vo, Frankenstrasse 9, Feb. 3, 1904
- He requests of Mr. Secretary Reich to "Please bring Mr. Kohn 10 Kroner and give it to him." Signed, "Herzl." Two punch holes and tears along left margin not affecting the text or signature. On verso is a note written by someone else with the same date. Herzl wrote this brief letter 8 days after he had an audience with Pope Pius X in the Vatican to seek the Pope's support for the Zionist effort to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. The Pontiff refused. Herzl's recorded this meeting in his diary.
[Bookseller : Schulson Autographs