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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1904 - 1904 Original Hardback Wisden.

      1904. Hi, This lot is a 1904 Original Hardback Wisden in good to Very Good Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, the things to point out are that the hinges are weak, they are not split nor has the book had any restoration but Wisden forgot the hinge strengtheners. The front board is very bright and clean with excellent gilt. The spine cloth is darkened and hence the gilt is dark too. The rear board is also very good. Internally it is very nice indeed. Excellent photoplate. Other than the hinges it would be a superb book.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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         The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904. Small octavo. Original grey paper-covered boards, printed in dark green, illustration mounted on upper board, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by Beatrix Potter. Contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper. Light marks to boards, faint spotting to edges of text block, text block strained between p. 55-56, internally fresh. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, with the following issue points: "muffatees" (as opposed to "muffetees" in second issue onward), "we" in Roman type (as opposed to italics in second issue onward) on page 15, and issued in both grey and tan paper boards, with no priority between them. Potter's introduction of Peter Rabbit's cousin Benjamin is the fourth of her books to be published. While Potter "was still working on the proofs and final drawings for The Tailor of Gloucester in the summer of 1903, the publishers asked her about another book. She responded to Norman Warne, 'I had been a little hoping too that something might be said about another book, but I did not know that I was the right person to make the suggestion!'" (Grinstein, 81). Potter intentionally shied away from what she regarded as the complexity of Tailor and Squirrel Nutkin when crafting this tale. She "prepared the text with great care, having tried it out on various children she knew" (Linder, 145). Her lovely backgrounds depict the garden at Fawe Park near Keswick, where she spent the summer of 1903. Ultimately, Benjamin Bunny—whose title character shared the name of Potter's own pet rabbit—"may be understood as an epilogue to The Tale of Peter Rabbit. In it, Potter undoes a number of the anxiety elements present in the first story as well as in some in the story of Squirrel Nutkin. In this way she brings about a satisfactory resolution of the two stories, almost as if she were now finishing them with a fairy tale ending" (Grinstein, 81-83).

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         The Trail of The Dead.

      London; Ward, Lock and Co. 1904, 1904. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark grey cloth boards titled in gilt and decorated in red with onlay paper illustration to front board. Minor edgewear, light scuffing to extremities, very good indeed. Light bumping and a little fraying to spine ends. Solid and handsome. Internally clean. A scarce title from a man who was a collaborator of Wodehouse and a friend of Arthur Conan Doyle, credited with providing the inspiration for the legendary Holmes adventure "The Hound of The Baskervilles." and the creator of Holmesian detective "Addington Peace."

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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         The Complete Poetical Works of Shelley, including materials never before printed in any edition of the poems. Edited with textual notes by Thomas Hutchinson

      Oxford University Press 1904. First edition thus, xxviii + 1023 pages. Finely bound in contemporary green morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, boards and turn-ins ornately decorated, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, Further ornate floral design to boards. A superb example of highest quality binding. Not signed, but of equivalent standard to the top division of binders at the time. 9616

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         The Island Pharisees

      William Heinemann, London 1904 - Hardcover. First Edition of the English version of the first published issue, written when Galsworthy was only 37 years old. An important literary association copy, inscribed "Jan 29 1904. To W. H. Hudson from John Galsworthy." The book had been published the day before. W.H. Hudson, author of Green Mansions, for which Galsworthy wrote the introduction, was one of Galsworthy's close friends and the dedicatee of his 1907 novel The Country House. While signed copies of Galsworthy's early books are not uncommon, contemporary presentation copies are rare. Bound in original green cloth with gilt title and author to spine and gilt title in script across front cover. Some fading and rubbing. Hinges are tender but text block is solid. Housed in a handsome green quarter leather slipcase. With book plate of Joseph Fisher Loewi to front pastedown and Hugh Roberts Parrish on slipcase. Very good condition. 311 pages. LIT/011216. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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         JAPAN THROUGH THE STEREOSCOPE.

      Arlington [1904], Underwood. Cloth covered box, book case,. 100 sterographic photographs, very good, English text, capt-. ions in French, German, Spanish, Swedish & Russian, COMPLETE. clean set, seldom found with the cloth book case.S C A R C E. SUPERB PRE-1923 EARTHQUAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPANESE & JAPAN A photographic record of Japan and her people. Covering all aspects of life, travel, scenery, people at work & play, the Rickshaw man, children, Yokohama, Tokyo, Nagasaki, a travel guide, temples, fishermen, blacksmith, farmers, Kamakura and the Great Buddha, pilgrims, Mt. Fuji, mountain climbers, the home of Count Okuma, Bonzai, busy street scenes, weavers, castles, fortune tellers, potter, cloisonne makers, tea pic- kers, Count Okuma, gardens, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kintai bridge, Nagasaki, agriculture, tea ceremony & flowers, Buddhist art & architecture, bamboo, volcanoes, castles, making and decorating of enamels & ceramics plus a host of other photographic views of the Japanese. Each of these stereo cards has an individual number from 1-100, as as issued with copious English text on the back side and on the front side as a brief caption. We may also have a period wooden stereo viewer, so please inquire. QUITE RARE Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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         Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Facsimile Edition (Plays, Works)

      Methuen & Co., London 1904 - Faithfully reproduced in facsimile from the fourth folio edition of 1685. Folio, 14[1-273]1-328[1-303] pages. Portrait frontis with tissue guard; gray boards, tan cloth spine, with printed paper label; uncut and unopened. Light wear to boards and spine; internally bright and fine.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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         Writings

      1904 - BURROUGHS, John. The Writings. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1904-1916. Nineteen volumes. Octavo, three-quarter dark green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened. $3500.“Riverside” edition of the collected writings of John Burroughs, with 7 color ornithological plates and 102 black-and-white portraits, half-tones, and facsimiles.A lovely illustrated collection of Burroughs’ renowned essays, poems and other writings. “Burroughs, under the influence of Emerson and Thoreau, became the greatest writer of nature essays after his two Transcendentalist masters” (Hart, 111). In addition to nature writing, this set includes Whitman: A Study, Burroughs’ homage to his friend and mentor. Pencil notation of Burroughs’ address. Early owner signature. Newpaper clipping pinned in Volume XVII.A handsome set in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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         REVISTA IBERICA DE EXLIBRIS - 1903 VOL 1 Seguida del Inventario de Exlibris Ibericos.

      Barcelona, Joan Oliva Y Mila, 1904. In-8 gr., bella legatura in tela editoriale in stile ?"modernista?" e firmata Chirdò, con titolo impresso in caratteri gotici e oro, pp. IV,68 + 49 di ?"Bibliografia y catalogo descriptivo formados por la Redaccion de la ?"Revista Ibérica de exlibris?", vignetta silografica al frontespizio e numerose riproduzioni di ex-libris in b.n., in tinta e a colori, alcune applicate alla pagina e con 9 tavole f.t., in b.n. e a colori - di cui 3 applicate su cartoncino. Offriamo l?'Anno I (1903), completo in 4 numeri, di questa rivista dedicata allo studio degli ex-libris e nata nel 1903, durante l?'apogeo del Modernismo, che contiene numerosi articoli in lingua catalana, spagnola e portoghese. Edizione in tiratura limitata di 260 esemplari. Il ns. appartiene alla tiratua in 250 su ?"papiel de hilo Guarro?". Restauro al margine bianco del frontespizio; qualche lieve fioritura intercalata nel t., altrimenti ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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         Chine du Nord, et de L'ouest, Coree

      White Lotus, Paris 1904 - Chine du Nord, et de L'ouest, Coree [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Blaues Boot im Hafen von Palamos. [Original-Ölbild auf Holz / original oil on wood plate].

      0 - Leo Assenmacher, geboren 1904 in Düsseldorf, gestorben 1981 ebenda. Original-Ölbild auf Holz, gerahmt unter Glas. Rückseitig Aufkleber: Mit Adresse von Leo Assenmacher, Titel und Register Nr. 209, sowie Preis. Maße Abbildung: 24,5 x 32,0 cm. Rahmen mit Alterungsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Original oil on wood plate, framed. Backside label with adress, title an register number of the work. Measure image: 24,5 x 32,0 cm. Frame with light traces of use, otherwise fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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         The Gentle Art of Resenting Injuries

      New York: Privately Printed and Copyrighted by Fredercik Keppel, Printed at the De Vinne Press, 1904. First and only edition. Original haddmade fecked beige card wrappers with red-orange lettering and parody Whilstler emblems on cover. 16pp. Printed on thin china paper in same red-orange ink with facsimilies of letters by Whistler in what is now a famous, if not scandalous exchange of animosity. Keppel, (1845-1912) was an American publisher and print dealer who was a prominent patron of Whistler and extensively bought and sold his work. In 1892 Beatrix Whistler described Keppel as an 'old friend' who had been buying a large amount of Whistler's work and selling at large profits. However, the facts showed that many of his very rare and valuable proofs were selling for almost nothing. Whistler was further informed that Keppel had gone 'behind his back' and visited Whistler's brother-in-law on business. Further tensions magnified over subsequent years, and, after Whistler's death, Keppel published this venomous pamphlet containing copies of their correspondence. The two never reconciled and to date, the whole affair stands as somewhat of a fanciful ruse, but in fact it, it had a rather serious life of its own, culminating in this rare and indeed peculiar publication. A fine copy, with the somewhat hilarious tab inserted (as issued) which says, "See Note at back of title-page," evidently for attention deficit readers.

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         Chine du Nord, et de L'Ouest, Coree: Le Transsiberien

      White Lotus, Paris 1904 - Chine du Nord, et de L'Ouest, Coree: Le Transsiberien [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Thomas Jefferson

      New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Leather bound. Fine. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Leather bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The works of Thomas Jefferson collected and edited by Paul Leicester Ford. The Connoisseur's Federal Edition is limited to four hundred and numbered sets which this is number 9. Portrait illustration frontispiece. Bound in three quarter black morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt.

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         Pijpelijntjes.

      Amsterdam, Jacq. van Cleef, 1904. Original wrappers. 220 p. 1st edition. Wrappers with sellotape stripes, faded name on title, but a good copy (professional restoration report added). * A mythical book of modern Dutch literature! This copy of the first edition of Pijpelijntjes, published in June 1904, is one of the very few of which the complete original wraps have been preserved, even including the backstrip.The physician and author A. Aletrino, to whom this openly gay erotic novel was dedicated in print, recognized himself in one of its two main characters ("Sam", Aletrino's nickname). Immediately after publication, along with De Haan's fiancee Johanna van Maarseveen, he bought up the whole edition and destroyed it. Only very few copies escaped destruction. In October 1904, a second, rewritten edition was published. The first edition of Pijpelijntjes is now considered one of the rarest books in the Dutch literature.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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         Autograph letter signed ("Stefan Zweig").

      Vienna, 3. III. 1904. - 8vo. 1 p. To the controversial Viennese publisher Fritz Freund (1879-1950), regarding a collection of Lemonnier short stories which he was anonymously translating in collaboration with Friedrich Fischl. Together with his friend Émile Verhaeren, Zweig endeavoured to promote Lemonnier's work in spite of the fact that his "Homme en amour" had just been banned throughout Germany. In full: "Lieber Herr Freund, ich war heute bei Ihnen vergeblich in Audienz, um die Lem[onnier]-Novelle zu übergeben und Sie nochmals zu warnen einen Übersetzernamen auf's Titelblatt zu setzen. Haben Sie es nötig, dass ein Herr Fischl in Wien herumgeht und sich 'Autor des Wiener Verlag's' nennt. Nein, das haben Sie nicht nötig [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Fritz Kochers Aufsätze

      Insel Verlag, Lepzig, 1904. Erstausgabe dieses ersten Romans von R. Walser 128 Seiten mit 11 Illustrationen von Karl Walser Hardcover/Pappeinband Erstausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung Walsers. Auch ist dieses Buch die erste Buchgestaltung und BuchIllustration Karl Walsers. Orangefarbener Pappeinband. Besitzervermerk im vorderen Vorsatz. Buchschnitt etwas staubig. Farbkopfschnitt. Insgesamt in einem guten und sammelwürdigen Erhaltungszustand. Vitrine 1/2/ WZ Versand D: 500,01 EUR

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         Coupe du Salon 1904. Dietrich III barré par Perignon. 1er du classement general des Cruisers Record du monde

      Paris: [Mabileau & Co.], 1904. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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         A lovely Leo Tolstoy signed real-photo postcard

      n.p., [March 3, 1904]. 3.5" x 5.5". "Signed Photograph, ""Leo Tolstoy,"" accomplished on the lower blank margin of a 3.5"" x 5.5"" real-photo postcard published by Emoil Schwalb, Munich. The verso of the postcard is addressed in another hand to ""Master Murray Anderson?" c/o Madame Kreig-Pascal Rue Valentin 14, Lausanne?" Suisse="" and bearing a Russian, March 3, 1904 postmark. Light toning on verso, minor contemporary ink smudge to signature, else fine.Provenance: The Estate of Charles E. Sigety, Christie's New York."

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         Das Kleid der Frau mit weiteren Entwürfen von Peter Behrens, H. van de Velde, Else Oppler, Anna Muthesius, Emmy Friling, Else von Hahn, Marie Hartmann, Rudolf und Fia Wille, Frieda Petersen, Clara Möller, Louise Matz u. a. Ein Beitrag zur künstlerischen Gestaltung des Frauen-Kleides.

      Darmstadt/Leipzig Koch um 1904 - Mit 2 Titelillustr., 8 montierten, farb. Abb., 32 Farbmustern, 69 Abb. u. 4 Zierstücken. 99 S. u. 2 Bl. (Anzeigen). 4°. Goldgepr. OPbd., dieser gering fleckig, berieben u. bestoßen. Rücken am oberen Kapital geklebt. Stempel auf Vorsatz, Vortitel und Titel, der Vorsatz im Eck leicht gewellt, 2 Blatt gering verklebt, gelegentlich gering fleckig u. tls. leicht angerändert, sonst gutes Exemplar. WEITERE AUSKÜNFTE ERTEILEN WIR IHNEN GERNE TELEFONISCH.Colas 2110; Hiler 623; Larrass S. 70; Lipperheide Nh110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Reaping for Another: A Realistic Page in Life [cover title]: Six Years in the Penitentiary

      Toledo: Hines Publishing Company. 1904. First. First edition. Publisher's green cloth titled in black. 109pp. A small stain on the front endpapers, else near fine, likely issued without jacket. Account by a reporter of the murder trial of a prominent citizen from Danbury, Illinois. All of the participants have been supplied with aliases. OCLC locates no copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Life of Tom Horn: A Vindication

      Denver, CO: The Louthan Book Company. Very Good. 1904. First Edition. Softcover. Tom Horn's posthumously-published memoir, written in prison. Brown paper wraps with orange and yellow print on front cover, very lightly worn on edges. Interior is clean, binding tight. Six-Guns 1033, Graff 1957.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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         Album Lefèvre-Utile, Première Série. Les Contemporains célèbres. Portraits, Autographes. Notices biographiques illustrées. Portraits humoristiques des célébrités contemporaines.

      Paris: Octave Beauchamp.. Very Good. 1904. First Edition. Cellulose inset cover medallion of Bernhardt as La Princesse Lointaine (after Mucha) enveloped by poppies on wood-veneered boards. Twenty-eight fin-de-siecle celebrities, each in photograph (by Nadar, Boyer, et al.) surrounded by colored art nouveau motifs (by Habert-Dys, Orazi and Fraikin) and facsimiles of autographed script. Included are Victorien Sardou, Sarah Bernhardt, François Coppée, Mme Edmond Adam, Anatole France, Mme la Duchesse D'Uzès, Jules Lemaître, Mme Réjane, Jules Claretie, Mme Segond-Weber, Jean Richepin, Marthe Brandès, Coquelin aîné, Jeanne Granier, Jules Massenet, Aïno Ackté, Mounet-Sully, Jane Hading, J-L.Gérôme, Jane Hatto, Antonin Mercié, Marie Delna, Luc-Olivier Merson, Sibyl-Sanderson, F.-A. Bartholdi, Carrère-Xanrof, Alfred Capus & Ranavalo Manjaka III (the ex-queen of Madagascar). Also contains fourteen stunning hors-texte chromolithographed Leonetto Cappiello caricatures of Sarah Bernhardt, Francois Coppee, Jules Lemaitre, Madame Rejane, Jules Claretie et al.; Tall Quarto; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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         Christabel, Kubla Khan, Fancy in Nubibus and Song from Zapolya.

      London: Eragny Press, 1904. Presentation copy inscribed by Lucien & Esther Pissarro. One of 226 paper copies (there were 10 copies printed on vellum). Printed in red, green and black in Brook type with wood-engraved frontispiece, border and initials designed by Lucien Pissarro and engraved by him and his wife Esther Pissarro. 8vo., original patterned paper and grey paper covered boards, lettering in gilt on upper cover. Free endpapers browned, as usual, some wear to head and very edges of spine, otherwise good. With a presentation inscription by the printers and artist Esther and Lucien Pissarro on the first blank "To dear Sophie & Bethel Jacobs from Esther & Lucien Pissarro". A beautiful edition by the Pissarros of some of Coleridge's most famous poems. Genz, "A History of the Eragny Press" EP21.

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         SARAH WHITMAN

      1904. WHITMAN, Sarah. SARAH WHITMAN. Boston: The Merrymount Press, 1904. 8vo., white cloth & grey boards, stamped in black & gilt. First Edition. Very Good (light soil to covers). $750.00.

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         The Marvelous Land of Oz

      Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1904. First edition, second printing ("Published, July, 1904" on copyright page), in Binding B (red cloth with the title outlined in silver, and retaining "Marvelous" on the front cover and spine). 16 color plates, illustrated endpapers printed in green ink, hand-lettered title page with full title. A Good plus copy: modest cover soil, spine ends rubbed but with little fraying, corners bumped; front inner hinge starting but holding, PO's small bookplate to verso of front illustrated endpaper, occasional internal soil and a few short marginal page tears. A solid copy of an increasingly scarce book. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good +.

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         L'Humanité. Journal socialiste quotidien. Première Année. N° 3 : mercredi 20 avril 1904

      L'Humanité 1904 - 1 numéro in-4, L'Humanité, Première Année. N° 3 : mercredi 20 avril 1904, 4 pp. Très rare exemplaire du troisième numéro, publié 2 jours après le 1er numéro du 18 avril 1904, en mauvais état (très nombreuses fentes en pliures avec anciennes restauration au scotch). Prix en l'état. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Eine altmexikanische Bilderschrift der Bibliothek der Congregatio de Propaganda Fide. Hrsg. auf Kosten Seiner Exzellenz d. Herzogs von Loubat u. erläutert v. Dr. E. Seler.

      Berlin 1904-1909. - 3 Bde. in 1; 353 S. m. 586 Abb., 310 S. m. 304 Abb. und 75 Taf., 155 S. (Nachtrag u. Inhaltsverzeichnis). Mit Exlibris Franz Termer. Privatdruck, nicht im Handel erschienen. - Kanten etwas berieben, innen etwas stockfleckig, sonst guter Zustand. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage (LQ 07). Sprache: Deutsch

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         The King's Threshold. A Play in Verse.

      1904 - New York: Printed for Private Circulation, 1904. Limited Edition of 100 copies [this is no. 11], Signed by Yeats. Pages, 58. A Fine copy in grey paper boards, title stamped on spine, top edge gilt. In original in glassine wrapper and cardboard slipcase. [Wade 55] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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         The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne with Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles IN TWENTY-TWO VOLUMES. Old Manse Edition.

      Boston. Houghton Mifflin and Company. 1904. Black and white plates with titled tissue guards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, lvii 323 343, xxiv 326, xxvi 345 360, xxiv 381, xxiv 467, xxxii 354, xxvi 294 359,xxi 517 (index), xxiv 360, xiv 515, xvii 433, xv 405, xii 323, xv 439, xiv 585 (index), viii 425 436 421 459 (index), 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, gilt lettered decorative leather spine and leather corners with marbled paper covered boards (hardbound). Occasional very minor signs of wear to covers of a few volumes, 1 inch tear to page 290 of Volume 9; overall the set is in very good to fine condition. Extremely goodlooking and very well preserved set of twenty two volumes including: Twice-Told Tales Told in Two Volumes, The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse Told in Two Volumes, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun or the Romance of Monte Beni Told in Two Volumes, Our Old Home, The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair and Biographical Stories, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys and Tanglewood Tales, The Dolliver Romance and Kindred Tales, Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, Tales and Sketches, Miscellanies Biographical and Other Sketches and Letters, Passages from the American-Notebooks, Notes of Travel in Four Volumes. The illustrations represent a diversity of American illustrators of the time including B. West Clinedinst, Clyde O. DeLand, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Frederick McCormick, A.I. Keller, Howard Pyle, Frank T. Merrill, Maude Cowles, Sarah S. Stilwell, and attractive plates of cathedrals and scenic Europe.

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         Autograph letter signed in full to Mr. Harvey Marson of the Worcester Chronicle, Worcester, England.

      - Elgar completed his concert overture In the South just the day before this letter was written; the work premiered at the Elgar Festival on March 14- 16 of that year. 1904 was also the year in which his knighthood was announced and in which he was in negotiations regarding a professorship of music at the University of Birmingham. "His abundant invention, largeness of vision, and strength and singularity of musical character place him high among European Romantic artists and at the peak of British music of his time. He drew inspiration from the culture and landscape of his own country, resourcefulness from the study of his continental colleagues; and contributed to all the major forms except opera, creating a significant body of symphonic literature, the finest oratorio by an Englishman, and in his popular music a style of direct national appeal." Diana McVeagh in Grove Music Online. 1 page. Octavo. Dated Malverne, February 22, 1904. On a blue "Letter Card" with perforated edges, postmarked February 23 [1904]. Elgar knows nothing about ticket arrangements at Köln and suggests that Marson "write to the Committee. I am far too much occuplied just now to think of music!" Slightly worn; browned at edges; creased at fold.

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         A Desperate Winston Churchill Responds After His Marriage Proposal is Rejected

      1904 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Muriel Wilson. [London, England] [1904]. 3 pp., 5 x 8 in. On 105 Mount Street stationery. A distraught Winston Churchill asks society beauty Muriel Wilson to marry him. Within hours after she rejected his proposal, he makes a desperate appeal to her. "I can wait-perhaps I shall improve with waiting. Why shouldn't you care about me someday?" Complete Transcript This is what I wanted to say on the way back. You are not certain in your own mind. Don't slam the door. I can wait-perhaps I shall improve with waiting. Why shouldn't you care about me someday? I have great faith in my instinct which was so very strong. Time & circumstances will work for me. Meanwhile I won't pester you. Let me see you again before Monday. I will try to talk trivialities. At present I feel quite sick-and I will write and tell you when I have rearranged my mind and can see you without alluding to the only thing that is of the slightest consequence. Of course if you don't care about me at all, you are quite right. But it is a sad pity and a scattering of treasure. I love you because you are good & beautiful, & you may be perfectly certain that I am not going to change or try to change. On the contrary, the more I am opposed the more strength I shall feel-for I am not going to be thrust back into my grey world of politics without a struggle. But for that 1st reason you may see me safely-when I have got hold of myself again-for I won't be such a fool as to bore you. I shall tell Surrey-it would not be honourable in me not to-being as we are such good friends-what I feel and intend. Yours always- Winston S.C.send me one line back Historical Background Muriel Wilson, the object of Winston Churchill's unrequited love, must have given an aversion to politics as one reason she could not marry him. She also did not believe he had a terribly bright future. Churchill, at the time a 29-year old Member of Parliament trying to begin a career, continued to write to her. As this letter makes clear, Wilson had little interest in politics, while she rightly judged it as among Churchill's great passions. Ironically, the same year he was pining for Wilson, Churchill met his future wife, Clementine Hozier. They married in 1908. Here, in Churchill's distress, he may have neglected a salutation and date; however, his two letters to Wilson later in 1904 were both eight pages in length, so it is possible that this example is the surviving portion of a similarly-long letter. One of these longer letters, where Churchill is forced to recognize that Wilson is never going to love him, sold in 2011 for over $18,000 at auction.Churchill's failed courtship conversely bringing to mind the courtship of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Owens, who apparently accepted Lincoln's (sight-unseen) proposal. Lincoln, having second thoughts, then convinced Owens that he had no prospects for the future and that marriage to him would be a miserable experience. His strategy worked, and Owens called off their engagement.Our letter shows Churchill as a young man, already with "great faith in my instinct," still believing he has a chance with Wilson.

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         The Commission of H.M.S. Perseus. East Indies. Including Persian Gulf and Somaliland. 1901-1904. (The log series, no. 12).

      London, Westminster Press (Gerrards Ltd.), 1904. - 8vo. (8), 135, (1), 6, (10) pp. With 16 photo plates. Publisher's original half cloth with illustrated boards. Only edition of this rare and detailed account of the operations performed by the H.M.S. Perseus during her three-year commission in the Middle East, including visits to the Sheikhs of Sharjah and Dubai. - The 300-foot cruiser Perseus was launched in 1897 and completed in 1901. Under the command of Commander Edmund R. Pears, she was in March 1901 commissioned to form part of the East Indies fleet, and in September 1901 prevented the landing of Turkish troops at Kuwait. During her journeys between India, Africa, and Arabia, the Perseus also called at the Trucial Coast settlements: on April 17th, 1903, the ship anchored at Sharjah ("a large town extending five or six miles; extensive buildings and forest of palm trees; many dhows in course of construction on the beach"). H.R.H. Sheikh Saqr II bin Khalid Al Qasimi boarded the Perseus with a large entourage. He was shown around, observed shell practise from the three-pounder cannon and personally fired several rounds from the deck Maxim, an early fully automatic machine gun. Seizing upon the availability of such impressive backup, the Sheikh "was anxious for us to convey some of his troops up the coast to one of his villages, where taxes have been owed him for a considerable while." After taking aboard the Sultan of Oman the following morning, the ship continued to Dubai, where H.R.H. Sheikh Maktoum II bin Hushur visited the vessel and was shown the ordnance, "the Sheik again firing a few rounds" from the Maxim gun. Indeed, the local rulers were "very interested in maxims and the number of rounds that can be fired a minute from them. This Sheik asked for one, which, of course, was impossible." The following morning saw the Perseus in Abu Dhabi, "a large town with numerous palm groves", where the Sultan was fetched off the ship by a steam cutter after more target practise ("also exploded a mine [.] The Sultan wanted to see another, but we had no time for that"). Two days later, the ship anchored at Bahrein before proceeding to Bushire and then back to Muscat. - Corners slightly bumped; some browning to paper and and chuffing to edges. Removed from the Nautical College Pangourne with their stamp to the reserve of the frontispiece. OCLC 38470445. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         LOS GIRONDINOS (Revolucion Francesa) (2 vols.) (obra completa)

      Centro Editorial Artistico de Miguel Segui, Barcelona 1904 - . t.I 1017 t.II 868 pp. 27,5x20 cm. Ilustrado abundantes grabados b/n entre texto y láminas en policromía a una cara fuera de texto; 8 en tomo i y 7 en tomo II; y tomo I con lámina retrato del autor en frontis y portada en policromía. (GASTOS DE ENVIO INCLUIDOS EN EL PRECIO, para España, pago transferencia previa) . BIBLIOFILIA HISTORIA TESTIMONIO MEMORIAS REVOLUCION FRANCESA 60106 SL-15

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         The complete works of Charles Dickens (30 volume set)

      New York : Thomas Y. Crowell Co, 1904-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 30 volumes. 21 cm. Contemporary 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Gilt spine. Matching marbled end pages. Top edge gilt. Rubbing and shelf wear. Clean, unmarked pages. Each volume has a unique title page. Contents: [v. 1-2] Barnaby Ridege. Hard times.--[v. 3-4] Bleak house.--[v. 5-6] Child's history of England. Edwin Drood. Miscellaneous.--[v. 7-8] Christmas books. Great expectations.--[v. 9-10] David Coppperfield.--[v. 11-12] Dombey and son.--[v. 13-14] Little Dorrit.--[v. 15-16] Martin Chuzzlewit.--[v. 17-18] Nicholas Nickleby.--[v. 19-20] Old curiosity shop. Reprinted pieces.--[v. 21-22] Oliver Twist. Pictures from Italy. American notes.--[v. 23-24] Our mutual friend.--[v. 25-26] Pickwick papers.--[v. 27-28] A tale of two cities. Sketches by Boz.--[v. 29-30] Uncommercial traveller. Christmas stories. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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         Hamburger Adressbuch 1943. Erster Band ( Alles Erschienene? )

      Hamburger Adressbuch-Verlag; Dumrath & Fassnacht, Hamburg - XI, 64 Seiten ( Allgemeiner Teil - Behörden ), 1904 Seiten ( Namen - Personen ), Ohln, 4° ( 30 x 22 cm ). ( Der hier vorliegende außerordentlich selten erste Teil ides Hamburger Adressbuchs von 1943 ist meiner Kenntnis nach das letzte in Hamburg erschienene Adressbuch während des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Ob ein zweiter Band *Branchenteil* hierzu erschienen war, wir im Vorwort angekündigt wird, ist mir unbekannt, durch die Luftangriffe des Jahres 1943 wurde das Verlagshaus Dumrath & Fassnacht ja vollständig zerstört, desgleichen deren Archiv. ). In 3 Abteilungen unterteilt: Allgemeines - Behörden - Personenverzeichnis ( Mit Namen Vornamen, Beruf, Straße und Hausnummer, Telefon ( wenn vorhanden ) sowie Zustellpostamt. Aus dem Vorwort: " Mit der vorliegenden virten Kriegsausgabe stellt der Verlag ein Nachschlagewerk zujr Verfügung, das einige Verbesserungen aufweist. Zunächst wird es als Annehmlichkeit empfunden, daß die Trennung des Namenteils in Stadt- und Landgebiet n Fortfall gekommen ist. Das Adreßbuch weist also die Anschriften des gesamten Gebiets der Hansestadt Hamburg in einem Abschnitt nach, womit das Nachschlagen denkbar vereinfacht und erleichtert wird.". Einband von sehr schlechter Erhaltung: Einbandeckel berieben und fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken abgeplatzt und beschädigt ( innen lose beiliegend ). Innen Besitzstempel *Schreibstube I*, Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering beschädigt oder gering fleckig. Der Namensteil endet mit *Zyzik*, das Adressbuch dürfte somit also vollständig sein. - äußerst selten: Im Auktionshandel seit 1945 nicht aufgeführt, offenbar auch nicht im Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog enthalten* - ( Gewicht 3800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         6 volumes consisting of logbooks and diaries with many illustrations and b&w photos. 1904-1912. A.F. Cochrane, Midshipman

      1904 - 6 volumes consisting of logbooks and diaries with many illustrations and b&w photos. 1904-1912.Vol. 1 - Log of the H.M.S. Ships Flora, Grafton, Barfleur, Vengeance and Glory, 15th February 1904 to 28 August 1905.Vol. 2 - Log of the H.M.S. Glory and Africa, 1st October 1905 to 15th March 1907.Vol. 3 - Log of the H.M.S. Forward and Achilles, 8th August 1908 to 20th December 1909.Vol. 4 - Log of the H.M.S. Achilles, 21 December 1909 to 19 December 1910.Vol. 5 - Log of the H.M.S. Achilles and Myrmidon, 20 December 1910 to 30 July 1911.Vol. 6 - Log of the H.M.S. Liverpool, 31 July 1911 to 30 July 1912. Unpaginated. 33 cm. Over 260 attractive colour maps, diagrams, drawings and b&w photos. First two volumes consist mainly of hand-drawn maps and drawings while the latter volumes are illustrated with photos. Bound in tan brown leather with gold tooling. First two volumes in gold cloth boxes and last four in brown cloth boxes, all with soft felt interiors. Some wear and minor soiling of boxes but the volumes are in beautiful condition. Two photo captions displaced in vol. 2. Midshipman Cochrane's logbooks, with concise daily entries in exquisite handwriting, depict routine naval duties and ship activities, including cleaning, navigating, firing, landing and sailing. Detailed descriptions of shore leave activities are also included; we learn about the writer's adventures hunting, fishing, driving automobiles, reading (especially Kipling) and golfing. The author disliked the H.M.S. Liverpool, both ship and crew; he describes it as having "the vilest transmitting room" and continues "the skipper is a mass of nerves and won't trust himself or anyone else." Cochrane also describes hearing word of the Titanic disaster: "I got a paper and heard the first news of the loss of the Titanic at 11 :30 pm on Sunday Night. Having been in Collision with an iceberg and about 1300 people drowned. This is her maiden voyage . "Although Cochrane paints a detailed picture of daily life on a British ship in early 20th century, it is the illustrations that make these volumes unique. For the first two volumes, Cochrane drew many maps, diagrams and drawings showing the ships and voyages in great detail. Highlights include vol. l's drawing of Esquimalt Harbour and fold-out maps of Suez Canal and the ship's route. Vol. 2 has four magnificent ship drawings on its title page. In the latter volumes, Cochrane takes on photography as a hobby, capturing ships, skiing in Switzerland, a cat in a cannon, picturesque landscapes, etc. More than a ship's log, Cochrane's work is an entertaining and beautiful work of private literature.The following is specific description text relating to each of the volumes done in three sections; Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol.3-6.Log of the Proceedings of H.M.S. Ships Flora, Grafton, Barfleur, Vengeance, Glory. By A.F. Cochrane, midshipman, from 15th February 1904 to 28th August 1905. The log begins on the H.M.S. Flora in Esquimalt, B.C., then follows the H.M.S. Grafton to Vancouver, onto Henry Bay, Comox, Duncan Bay, Victoria Harbour, and back to Portsmouth Harbour, Britain via the Galapagos Islands, and Monte Video. Next, the H.M.S. Barfleur, stationed at Portsmouth, travels from Plymouth Sound, Eng. to Columbo, Ceylon, via the Suez Canal. After this, Cochrane boards theH.M.S. Vengeance and travels from Colombo to Singapore, Hong Kong, and back to Britain.The text in this volume, through concise daily entries, depicts the routine naval duties and ship activity aboard the aforementioned ships. This includes much description on ship parts and practices, much cleaning, navigating, firing, landing, and sailing. There is a point by point description of coaling at Monte Video. Also included are remarks on crew recreation such as football and tug-o-war.Included in the daily description are entries on fighting a fire in an electrical store at the Esquimalt Dockyard, descriptions of a Regatta at Esquimalt, The Pacific Station Challenge Cup for Sailing, D [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         6 volumes consisting of logbooks and diaries with many illustrations and b&w photos. 1904-1912. A.F. Cochrane, Midshipman

      1904. Hard Cover. Very Good/Storage Box. 6 volumes consisting of logbooks and diaries with many illustrations and b&w photos. 1904-1912.Vol. 1 - Log of the H.M.S. Ships Flora, Grafton, Barfleur, Vengeance and Glory, 15th February 1904 to 28 August 1905.Vol. 2 - Log of the H.M.S. Glory and Africa, 1st October 1905 to 15th March 1907.Vol. 3 - Log of the H.M.S. Forward and Achilles, 8th August 1908 to 20th December 1909.Vol. 4 - Log of the H.M.S. Achilles, 21 December 1909 to 19 December 1910.Vol. 5 - Log of the H.M.S. Achilles and Myrmidon, 20 December 1910 to 30 July 1911.Vol. 6 - Log of the H.M.S. Liverpool, 31 July 1911 to 30 July 1912. Unpaginated. 33 cm. Over 260 attractive colour maps, diagrams, drawings and b&w photos. First two volumes consist mainly of hand-drawn maps and drawings while the latter volumes are illustrated with photos. Bound in tan brown leather with gold tooling. First two volumes in gold cloth boxes and last four in brown cloth boxes, all with soft felt interiors. Some wear and minor soiling of boxes but the volumes are in beautiful condition. Two photo captions displaced in vol. 2. Midshipman Cochrane's logbooks, with concise daily entries in exquisite handwriting, depict routine naval duties and ship activities, including cleaning, navigating, firing, landing and sailing. Detailed descriptions of shore leave activities are also included; we learn about the writer's adventures hunting, fishing, driving automobiles, reading (especially Kipling) and golfing. The author disliked the H.M.S. Liverpool, both ship and crew; he describes it as having "the vilest transmitting room" and continues "the skipper is a mass of nerves and won't trust himself or anyone else." Cochrane also describes hearing word of the Titanic disaster: "I got a paper and heard the first news of the loss of the Titanic at 11 :30 pm on Sunday Night. Having been in Collision with an iceberg and about 1300 people drowned. This is her maiden voyage ... "Although Cochrane paints a detailed picture of daily life on a British ship in early 20th century, it is the illustrations that make these volumes unique. For the first two volumes, Cochrane drew many maps, diagrams and drawings showing the ships and voyages in great detail. Highlights include vol. l's drawing of Esquimalt Harbour and fold-out maps of Suez Canal and the ship's route. Vol. 2 has four magnificent ship drawings on its title page. In the latter volumes, Cochrane takes on photography as a hobby, capturing ships, skiing in Switzerland, a cat in a cannon, picturesque landscapes, etc. More than a ship's log, Cochrane's work is an entertaining and beautiful work of private literature.The following is specific description text relating to each of the volumes done in three sections; Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol.3-6.Log of the Proceedings of H.M.S. Ships Flora, Grafton, Barfleur, Vengeance, Glory. By A.F. Cochrane, midshipman, from 15th February 1904 to ·28th August 1905. The log begins on the H.M.S. Flora in Esquimalt, B.C., then follows the H.M.S. Grafton to Vancouver, onto Henry Bay, Comox, Duncan Bay, Victoria Harbour, and back to Portsmouth Harbour, Britain via the Galapagos Islands, and Monte Video. Next, the H.M.S. Barfleur, stationed at Portsmouth, travels from Plymouth Sound, Eng. to Columbo, Ceylon, via the Suez Canal. After this, Cochrane boards theH.M.S. Vengeance and travels from Colombo to Singapore, Hong Kong, and back to Britain.The text in this volume, through concise daily entries, depicts the routine naval duties and ship activity aboard the aforementioned ships. This includes much description on ship parts and practices, much cleaning, navigating, firing, landing, and sailing. There is a point by point description of coaling at Monte Video. Also included are remarks on crew recreation such as football and tug-o-war.Included in the daily description are entries on fighting a fire in an electrical store at the Esquimalt Dockyard, descriptions of a Regatta at Esquimalt, The Pacific Station Challenge Cup for Sailing, Dominion Day in Vancouver, reception with the Governor General at the Victoria Parliament Buildings, dedication of a new Esquimalt church, hurricanes off Ceylon, towing the H.M.S. Ocean, and celebrating Empire Day in Singapore.Although this altogether paints a detailed account of the daily life on a sea bound British ship of the period, it is in the illustrations that this volume displays its depth. Cochrane illustrated and included many maps, diagrams, and drawings that reveal in great detail the particulars of both the ships and his voyage, such as:• Colour maps, incl. "Monte Video", "Patagonia" (incl. The Magellan Strait),• "Track Chart of H.M.S. Barfleur from Plymoth to Colombo" (fold-out),• Gibraltar Bay, Colombo Harbour, Hong Kong, and Perim Island and Belel Mandel Strait.• Colour diagrams of various ship parts and sections, incl. 11Eccentrics of Steamboat", "12Pr Q.F. Gun on Field Carriage", "Section of H.M.S. Garton showing bunkers", "Between Deck Dismantling Gear", Gyroscope, and Tide Clock.• Colour drawings, incl. "Commodore Goodrich Shifted his flag to H.M.S. Bonnaventure", H.M.S. Barfleur, H.M.S. Vengeance, and "H.M.S. Vengrance China Squadron, June '05",• B&W drawings of ships, incl. H.M.S. Grafton, "U.S.S. New York at Esquimalt", and H.M.S. Barfleur.Highlights include:• An exquisite slipped in title page, b&w with coloured lettering.• A b&w drawing of "H.M.S. Ships in Esquimalt Harbour".• A b&w map of Esquimait Harbour, with colour flag illus.• A b&w drawing of the "Government Buildings, Victoria, B.C." (small stain on margin).• A b&w photograph of "Log Cabin in Mountains: A.F. Cochrane on Leave".• A colour map, "Plan of Port Arthur Showing Position of Sunken Vessels".• A colour map, "Voyage Home of H.M.S. Grafton from Pacific Station." (B.C. to Britain, around South America).• A colour fold-out track chart of route from 8.C. to Hong Kong.• A colour map of Suez Canal.• A fold-out profile of the H.M.S. Vengeance.• Colour drawings and diagrams of Ships of the 3rd Baltic Fleet.• A colour drawing, in 3 sections, of The Main Battle of Tsu Shima Strait.• A b&w drawing of Hong Kong Harbour Looking Towards Kow Loon".• A b&w drawing. of the "Constellations of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor".Log of the Proceedings of H.M.S. Ships Glory, AfricaMr. A.F. Cochrane, midshipman H.M.S. Glory, 1st October 1905 to 15th March 1907.This volume begins at Portsmouth, Eng. aboard the H.M.S. Glory and ends on the H.M.S. Africa near Dover. Among the other sites visited are Portland, Arosa Bay, Lagos, Glengarriffe, Galway Bay, Berehaven, Queenstown, and Scarborough.An interesting change occurs between this volume and the last in Cochrane's diary style. At the beginning of the previous volume,Cochrane's accounts dealt mostly with official ship activity, but as the entries proceed, the accounts lengthen and his style loosens to include more specific and ambient details about his ship duties and experiences.In this regard there are specific descriptions of equipment tests, landed patrols, ammunitions, courts of inquiry, coaling, divine service, battle practice, cleaning, inspections, exercising small arms companies, sweeping for mines, running torpedoes, Manoeuvers 1906, and sailing with the Mediterranean, Channel and Atlantic fleets.Apart from the ship activities, there is a visit by the King of Greece, the King of Spain, the Sultan of Zanzib~, plus hockey, hunting, dining, outfitting the ship for Queen Alexandra's birthday, an encounter with whalers and Italian torpedo boats, boat racing and Regatta, the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert, and many mentions of other H.M.S. ships.Much like the earlier volume, this log contains some vivid illustrations. On top of the many detailed maps and drawings, Cochrane includes the result of his trials with photography, a hobby that is on full display in the final four volumes. In this volume:• Colour maps, incl. Portsmouth Harbour, Arosa Bay, Comarty Firth, "H.M.S. Glory, Christmas 1905", Bantry Bay, and "Glengarrif H.M.S.Glory, March 1906".• Colour diagrams of specific ship parts and sections, many of them foldouts. Incl. "Stem H.M.S. Africa", "Rudder and Stern Post, H.M.S. Glory","Midship section, H. M. S. Africa", and "Armour H.M.S. Africa".• B&W drawings of ships, incl. '"Destroyer Suzanami' which captured Admiral • B&W photographs incl.: "Views up Cambados River", "H.M.S. Triumph June 1906", ship artillery, plus others ships and boats.Highlights include:• Title page, watercolour, four ships illustrated in colour.• A b&w cartoon entitled, "Divided Allegiance", of two officers competing for the obedience of a sailor.• A fold-out colour map, "Plan of Manouvers of Channel Fleet Feb. 22 '06".• A colour map illustrating the route of the H.M.S. Glory from Ireland, to England, France and Spain.• A colour map, "1907 Manouvers".• A colour map of Cromarty Firth, Scotland.• A b&w photograph, "1906 Manouvers, Chasing the Blue Fleet".• A b&w photograph, "Rudder H.M.S. Glory".• A b&w photograph of the H.M.S. Glory's gun firing.• A b&w photograph of Truro, England.• A b&w fold-out diagram, "H.M.S> Africa Profile".• A b&w foldout diagram of "Midship Section H.M.S. Africa"• A b&w fold-out diagram of "Stem H.M.S. Africa."• A b&w diagram at the end of the volume of a horse standing a horse, labeled "Finis".A.F. Cochrane, midshipmanFrom 8th August 1908 to 12th July 1912.The remaining four volumes begin on the H.M.S. Forward, at Torbay, England, Saturday August 8th, 1908 and end in Portland aboard the H.M.S. Liverpool, 12th July 1912. "I have the onerous job of midship control and am connected up to the vilest stinking transmitting room by means of a home made voice pipe or snake called 'Laura', and I am the Liverpool's last hope in the way of control when everything else breaks down." These logs, through text and photography, give a detailed first hand picture of the day-to-day events of one British military officer stationed in various South England ports at the tum of the century. The style is personal, expanding from the shorter reports in the first two volumes to include opinions, dialogues, and adventures that are engaging, often humorous and always distinctive. Included in the text are detailed entries on about daily ship activities, incl. battle simulations, drills, artillery, target practice, maintenance, repair, ship racing, the death and post mortem of a ship mate, divine service, court inquiry, officer dinner parties (dining with the Mayor of London), the sinking of a British destroyer the "Blackwater" (and the rescue of the crew), "The sound as she upended was mostly ghost like and sounded like a death rattle as everything moving fell off, anchors and cables ect.", the subsequent diving for the wreck, and a detailed descriptions of yearly Manouvers - an extensive British battle simulations involving many ports and ships in the UK. Sites other than Torbay visited by the ships incl. Portland, Greenwich, Belfast, Lamlash, Portsmouth, London, Dover, Liverpool, and Vigo, Spain, among others. Many different ships are encountered throughout the text, either through official navy operations or simply in passing. Among these include the H.M.S. Sapphire II, H.M.S. Hibernia, H.M.S. Berioick, H.M.S. London, H.M.S. Aquarius, H.M.S. Raven, H.M.S. Myrmidon, King Edward VII, H.M.S. Liverpool "the skipper is a mass of nerves and won't trust himself or anyone else", plus the customary torpedo boats, destroyers,submarines, and other vessels of the period.It should be noted that although the author is a dedicated officer and diarist, he still manages to find the appropriate time for leisure, with much hunting, fishing, theatre, automobiles, miniatures, photography, travel, reading (the author is a fan of Kipling), and especially golf. Cochrane was very much a car and motor bike enthusiast, travelling through southern England during his leave of ship on a Napier and a Riley (that he calls the Gadgett). There are many individual descriptions in the text of his various excursions and problems on the road, incl. entries that deal directly with vehicle repair. He often sells his car and subsequently spends a good time shopping for a new one, with visits to shops to the haggle over and test new models. "They call them noiseless Napiers but the noise in their garage would make you go to the dentist every day." Also encountered is a 38 H.P. Silent Knight Daimler and a 120 H.P. Mercedes, among many others. Cochrane is always outfitting his conveyances with new accessories.Cochrane was also an aspiring photographer, and he enjoyed experimenting with and describing different photographic methods, both in the taking and developing, including a test of Wellington self developing plates, "Personally, I don't think it is worth the extra expense". Therefore, the journals include many interesting b&w photos of the period, incl. ·ships, artillery firing, portraits of the crew, a submarine, automobiles (incl. his Napier), his motor bike, bicycles, wind sailing, boat races in Torbay harbour, hunting in Scotland, ships on the Mersey at Liverpool, vacationing in Switzerland, dogs, a cat in a cannon, a ceremony with the Lord Mayor, picturesque British landscapes,charming views of Spain, and the author's family.In general, the journals are an interesting portrait of turn of the century Britain, with the author comically adventuring on shore leave, incl. the fighting of a fire in a Torbay tea shop, the purchase of amorous photography, boat racing, cycling, an encounter with two pretty girls in a dingy, meeting an "exceedingly amorous donkey", attending The Mikado, dining, church, university elections in Glasgow, a vacation in Switzerland, being introduced to The Chamber of Horrors by the Lord Mayor, and meeting, with his womanizing friend Grieg, the Worst Woman in Dover "who goes by the name of Churchill".There are also many entries that deal with his experiences attending the theatre with his friends, where many old music hall songs are sung and old plays attended, that altogether paint a bemusing picture of turn of the century English entertainment.From volume to volume, Cochrane's journal style develops ably to depict the many different scenes and experiences encountered aboard the various ships and in his onshore diversions. Opinions are included, jokes are recorded, and page by page, a portrait emerges of a private, quietly sly, and always dedicated British soldier. The reader of these journals will receive the distinct impression that, in addition to experiencing history through a vivid naval document, the author is also definitely attempting a modest yet distinct work of private literature.This 6 volume book set is on consignment with LDRB.

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         A Journey of Geographical and Archaeological Exploration in Chinese Turkestan

      Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1904. First. Orig Printed Wraps. VG. pp 747-774 with plates 1-7 from the Smithsonian Report for 1903. Map showing a portion of Chinese Turkestan taken from Stein's original. Very scarce Stein offprint/ephemera. VG in original printed Smithsonian wrappers.

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         All The World's Fighting Ships 1904.

      Sampson Low Marston & Co. Ltd., London 1904 - 1st Ed., reclad in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, preserving the first advertisement on back of front cover and with Late Addenda, slight foxing on the first adv. page, pages slightly darkened by age and tanned at edges, OTHERWISE VG+. thumb index for each country. Oblong Quarto ( 7¾" x 12¼"; 20x31cm). 267pp. (+ 4p. Index II). +++ No owner's name, no ex-Library, no Exlibris, no marks. A very well preserved copy of this scarce sixth issue, and a beautiful collector's item. +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I¿ll be pleased to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         George M. Conway travel diary of a trip on a ship from Cardiff, England to Naples, to Almeira (Andulsia, Spain), and then return to Newport, and finally home by train to Bristol

      1904. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. George M. Conway. Travel diary of a trip on a ship from Cardiff, England to Naples, to Almeira (Andulsia, Spain), and then return to Newport, and finally home by train to Bristol. 26 June-23 July 1904. Bound in black cloth, all edges red. Written in mostly in ink. The author often makes pencil notes in the margin for a day's entry, writes the entry in ink on that page, and then on the next page, re-writes the entry with a few changes or additions.  viii, 174, [17] pp. 232 × 180 mm. Some pages loose at front and back and a few pages and other documents in a separate folder, otherwise very good condition. Encased in a black clamshell cloth box. George M. Conway was 26 years of age when he took this trip. Included in the journal are copies of the ship's log for several days, 3 hand-drawn maps, clippings, and a plan of a temple (Jerusalem area, and nothing to do this trip). Approximately 100 pages are original content relating to the voyage. There are also 60 pages transcribed by Conway from an encyclopedia and reviews that contain historical facts about Naples and Pompeii. Excerpts: "Cardiff to Naples travel over sea, back to Almeria (South of Spain), thence to Newport in a trader. Not enjoying good health, I was approached on the subject of taking a voyage and was eventually offered on by Messr Morrel of Cardiff in their ship The Lyndhurst (Capt Pearce). And having found a friend (Mr WSC Stiling) who was willing to join me, we sailed from Cardiff on June 26, 1904, having signed on at the Board of Trade offices at Cardiff and joined the ship the previous day".The Lyndhurst was a trader, and at first sight, Mr Conway was not too pleased: "We joined the ship which lay in Roath Basin just after 12 midnight & were immediately shown our bunks by the Captain. I didn't like the look of things very well, but resolved to make the best of it and retired sleeping lightly until 4 oc when I turned out, as did my friend....There were rumblings of engines, clattering of boots on deck as well as voices. Procdeeding thither about 4:30 we found everybody busy making ready to start and the Lyndhurst sailed out of Cardiff at 5 AM ( 1 hour before high water). The Captain invited us on the bridge & eventually gave us the run of the ship. The morning was fine & warm, everybody was in good spirits & Stiling & I began to make ourselves quite comfortable. At 8 am we had breakfast with the Captain and Chief Mate (ham & eggs & fried potato). We sailed steadily & with dignity down the channel...."  Captain Pearce loved talking in the evenings. Conway later found out that the Captain was notorious for his boring stories, and other captains avoided him when possible. On the second night at sea: "We adjourned to the captain's cabin about 9 o'clock pm. The captain made us tired with his dry yarns, and we were glad to get to our own cabins and go to sleep."Later in the journey: "The captain after he had had a drink would invariably begin to talk about his troubles at home, or sometimes we would listen to a very long dry yarn with as many side issues as there are days in the   year in the middle of which I invariably went to sleep, while Stiling nearly always endured to the end.  But on one or two occasions, he went to sleep also in which case the captain would wake us both up with a stern remonstrance telling us that if his story was not interesting, we had better go to our bunks and go to sleep.... Stiling would sometimes reply `Oh it's all right Captain, I was only closing  my eyes, I'm listening'"....   Conway writes in detail about the workings of this trader ship the keeping of the log, how the captain charted the course, the duties of the various crew members, assignment of the watches etc. He also mentions the dangers at sea: "...then there is the lookout man at the bow, giving notice whenever he sees anything ahead. As I lay in my bunk at night I would constantly hear `light on the starboard bow or port bow Sir' and when the mate on the bridge sees it, he answers `light on the starboard bow' or as the case may be for  there is nothing else to be seen. A peculiar sensation comes over one as he realises that he is going along on the sea in the darkness knowing not what is before the ship."About 12 o'clock midnight we passed the Berleuga Islands or Rocks off the coast of Portugal. The captain told me that he expected to pass these Rocks in the night and characterised them as dangerous and that he would have to be up. Although I turned in I did not sleep much and felt somewhat anxious to know whether we had passed."Conway writes many pages about the sights in Naples and Pompeii. He gives a wonderful sense not only of the places he visited, but also of times and the Italian people, their customs and habits. "No sooner were we made fast than we were surrounded by small boats belonging to men anxious to come aboard and worry us with their wares, it was astonishing where they all came from in such a short time. The doctor having been aboard and pronounced "All Well", the quarantine flag was hauled down. No further permission than this was sought by the vendors above mentioned, but they climbed aboard like so many monkeys - some with picture postcards, others with fancy baskets, straw hats, and the like. Women with fruit - peaches, plums, pears, apricots, cherries etc. The Customs Officers were very kind to us, and we treated them well, they partook very freely of our whiskey...."A few lines from the author's first impressions of Naples: "....I soon found that we must adopt the style of foreigners who had been in the place for years and  knew every inch of it, otherwise we were doomed to be pestered by beggars of the worst kind, who would follow one until they were bribed to go away. A man would sometimes come up close to us and push the stump of an amputated limb in your face, so that there was no possible chance of evading him. Italians they would leave alone, but the poor foreigner is really worried until he feels life not worth living if he is not careful, in fact he has to keep his wits about him all the while if he wishes to get about the place with any degree of comfort...."...Police, armed with revolvers, & gendarmes and all kinds of military men, may be seen in any street in large numbers, all walking about snugly between the crowds, apparently to keep order. Priests and monks are also conspicuous by their numbers. Outside the restaurants, chairs and tables are placed across the whole extent of the pathway, where men sit and take refreshment, sometimes playing cards... women dry their clothes on the rail of the veranda belonging to their apartment and they make their purchase from the hawker in the street by means of a basket attached to a rope which they let down...."   "...Midway between Naples and Pompeii, we passed through the village of Torre-de-Greco, which is thickly populated. The people were lying and sitting about on chairs idoling away the time, here and there one or two would be working. Coming back in the cool of the evening we saw men and women and their half-clothed children squaling about in heaps on the pavements, sometimes with a lemon and bread stand before them. Not one of them seemed to have a care and all were laughing and chatting in the most light hearted manner.... Goats with beards were being led by women from house to house.The inhabitants would come with their jugs on hearing the ring of a bell attached to the neck of one of the goats - the milk would be supplied direct from the beast....Conway was thrilled by the beautiful sunsets in the Bay of Naples and mentions them often. He writes the following when departing from Naples:"As I stood upon the bridge viewing Naples and the Bay with Mount Vesuvius on the east all lit up by a glorious sunshine, I felt sad at the thought of leaving it and heaved one or two heavy sighs. The three days I had spent there were, alas, only a memory - everything came back to me as I beheld the city for the last time. They were three of the happiest days I had ever spent and departing was terrible".   This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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         Gaspard de la Nuit

      Ambroise Vollard Editeur, Paris 1904 - In-4° (25,5 x 19 cm), en feuilles sous couverture illustrée. PREMIER TIRAGE DES TRES BELLES ILLUSTRATIONS A CHAQUE PAGE D'ARMAND SEGUIN. UN DES 100 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER DE CHINE après 20 Japon et avant 230 vélin à la forme. Cet ouvrage est le dernier illustré d'Armand Seguin (1869-1903), Nabi de la première heure, mort prématurément de tuberculose dans l'atelier de Paul Sérusier. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Bookbinding Trades Journal

      1904 - 2 volumes in 3/4 morocco. Vol I nos 1-6, 8-9, 11, 13-23. vol II nos 2-5, 7-16. Generally very good internally but with occasional page creasing and marking. Heavy set which may incur additional postal charge at cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Hamburger Adressbuch 1943. Erster Band ( Alles Erschienene? )

      Hamburger Adressbuch-Verlag; Dumrath & Fassnacht Hamburg XI, 64 Seiten ( Allgemeiner Teil - Behörden ), 1904 Seiten ( Namen - Personen ), Ohln, 4° ( 30 x 22 cm ). ( Der hier vorliegende außerordentlich selten erste Teil ides Hamburger Adressbuchs von 1943 ist meiner Kenntnis nach das letzte in Hamburg erschienene Adressbuch während des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Ob ein zweiter Band *Branchenteil* hierzu erschienen war, wir im Vorwort angekündigt wird, ist mir unbekannt, durch die Luftangriffe des Jahres 1943 wurde das Verlagshaus Dumrath & Fassnacht ja vollständig zerstört, desgleichen deren Archiv. ). In 3 Abteilungen unterteilt: Allgemeines - Behörden - Personenverzeichnis ( Mit Namen Vornamen, Beruf, Straße und Hausnummer, Telefon ( wenn vorhanden ) sowie Zustellpostamt. Aus dem Vorwort: \" Mit der vorliegenden virten Kriegsausgabe stellt der Verlag ein Nachschlagewerk zujr Verfügung, das einige Verbesserungen aufweist. Zunächst wird es als Annehmlichkeit empfunden, daß die Trennung des Namenteils in Stadt- und Landgebiet n Fortfall gekommen ist. Das Adreßbuch weist also die Anschriften des gesamten Gebiets der Hansestadt Hamburg in einem Abschnitt nach, womit das Nachschlagen denkbar vereinfacht und erleichtert wird...\". Einband von sehr schlechter Erhaltung: Einbandeckel berieben und fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken abgeplatzt und beschädigt ( innen lose beiliegend ). Innen Besitzstempel *Schreibstube I*, Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering beschädigt oder gering fleckig. Der Namensteil endet mit *Zyzik*, das Adressbuch dürfte somit also vollständig sein. - äußerst selten: Im Auktionshandel seit 1945 nicht aufgeführt, offenbar auch nicht im Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog enthalten* - ( Gewicht 3800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Adressbuch, Adressbücher, Hamburg, 1943, Anschriften, Anschriftenverzeichnis, Google, Adressen

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         THE BLACK HILLS ILLUSTRATED. A TERSE DESCRIPTION OF CONDITIONS PAST AND PRESENT OF AMERICA'S GREATEST MINERAL BELT, ITS AGRICULTURE AND CATTLE RESOURCES, PRINCIPAL CITIES, FINANCIAL, COMMERCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, RAILWAYS, SCENERY AND HEALTH AND PLEASURE RESORTS.

      The Black Hills Mining Men's Association, 1904. - Tall quarto. First edition. Decorated wrappers in gold and black, 206 [1] pp., introduction, frontis., double column, illustrated, plates, portraits. Book is illustrated from original photographs with articles by eleven different contributors. A wonderful photograph of the real Deadwood Stage Coach on its daily run to Spearfish. The photographs are graphic in detail and provide an excellent insight to long ago South Dakota. The numerous articles provide much information about the mines, mining towns, resources, railways, agricultural resources, ranching, etc. Spine panel has old cellophane tape residue, but professionally restored at spine panel, closed tear to top edge of rear panel has been internally reinforced. and overall a tight, clean very good copy of a scarce item, housed in a slipcase with titles on spine panel. Not in Adams' Herd, Decker, Eberstadt, Graff, or Howes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Fritz Kocher`s Aufsätze. Mitgeteilt von Robert Walser.

      Leipzig, Insel, 1904 Kl.8°, 128 S., 11 Abb, Okart., Umschlag min. berieben, an den Kanten etw. bestossen, kleiner Einriss oben am Frontdeckel (W/G2 1) Erstausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung Walsers. Dies ist die erste Buchgestaltung und BuchIllustration Karl Walsers. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Erstausgaben deutscher Literatur

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         The Second Danish Pamir-Expedition.

      Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, , 1904. Old and New Architecture in Khiva, Bokhara and Turkestan. Published at the Expense of the Church Ministry and Carlsberg Fund. Folio. Original sand buckram, title in brown to upper board spine. 26 half-tone plates from photographs. Just a little rubbed, front free endpaper slightly browned, the text pages more lightly so, overall a very good copy. First edition. An important architectural study from the two Danish Pamir Expeditions. Olufsen commanded both of these trips into Central Asia, 1896-9, during which the team visited Bokhara as a guest of the Emir; carried out exhaustive scientific surveys throughout the Pamirs; made the first anthropological study of the Siaposh and the mountain Tajiks; and "scaled peaks as high as 8000 metres and living with the Kyrgyz nomads" (Howgego). Olufsen's was to be the last non-Russian scientific expedition in the region for 90 years. On the second trip the party was "provided with a camera and 2000 glass plates" (Gorshenina, Explorateurs en Asie centrale: voyageurs et aventuriers de Marco Polo à Ella Maillart, p. 224), making this remarkable visual record possible. Uncommon, and highly desirable thus.

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      1904 - Signed lower left. 15 x 15-1/2 inches. Stamped on verso "Overlay Dept."Louis was the brother of Ashcan School painter and illustrator William Glackens. Signed lower left. 15 x 15-1/2 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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