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         2 autograph letters signed to Whitaker

      1904 - Introducing the Word "Krill" in the Context of Whale InvestigationsMillais, John Guille (1865-1931). Two autograph letters signed to British ornithologist Joseph I. S. Whitaker (1850-1936). 8pp. total. Shetland and Horsham, n.d. [ca. 1904]. 177 x 116 mm. and 140 x 107 mm. First leaf of one letter unevenly faded, but very good. From naturalist John G. Millais, son of the the famous pre-Raphaelite painter J. E. Millais and one of the most respected British ornithologists and bird artists of his time, to fellow ornithologist Joseph I. S. Whitaker, author of The Birds of Tunisia (1905). The letters are not dated, but were written around the time that Millais was working on his three-volume Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland (1904-6), a work notable for containing some of the first scientific studies of whales. Millais mentions his whale investigations in the letter written from Shetland, dated "Fby.(?) 15th": "Am studying whales & smaller mammals here both very interesting. Whale station half a mile away. I have already drawn B. [ ] & Megaptera boops [humpback] . . . Pictures of these great beasts are very incorrect in books. Have just returned from a 4 days cruise after whales . . . I saw a big Finner feeding within 20 yards a wonderful sight. He turned over on his side went full speed ahead & took a huge mouthful of "kril"—seemed to take little notice of us & spun round the steamer so fast we could not get a shot at him." Millais was responsible for introducing the Norwegian word "krill" into the English language: According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded usage of "krill" in English was in Millais’s Newfoundland and its Untrodden Ways, published in 1907. Millais’s letter most likely was written before that date, as in it Millais discusses his mammal studies and notes that "Vol. I [of Mammals, which appeared in 1904] . . . is now published." In the second letter, dated "March 31st," Millais writes, "I am so glad that you like the ‘Mammals’ & think you will consider Vol. 2 a great deal better in many ways than Vol. 1. The col. plates alone have turned out 50 per cent better." He warns Whitaker not to assume that "deer and white cattle" are descendants of the extinct wild aurochs; "there is not the smallest assumption that I can see, that they are even remotely descended from Urus (Bos primigenius)." Lastly Millais complains about plagiarism: "I have made a point of giving credit to every man’s work when I have made reference to them, as much as anything else to try & check the selfish spirit of plagiarism which seems to be growing amongst scientific naturalists. It is the commonest thing to come upon whole passages (put into [ ] words) which are undoubtedly stolen. There is no other word for it." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Zur allgemeinen molekularen Theorie der Wärme (Towards a general molecular Theory of Heat).

      Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1904 - Presentation Offprint from Annalen der Physik, Series 4, Volume 14; pp. 354-362. First Edition Offprint. Weil 5, Boni 5. This is the last of three papers published by Einstein in 1902-1904 (Weil/Boni 3-5) that recycled and expanded the work he had done in his rejected doctoral dissertation regarding statistical mechanics. "The first paper [Weil 3] used the atomic theory of gases to derive the famous second law of thermodynamics, correcting Boltzmann's alleged mistakes along the way. No sooner had he finished his paper however, than he set out again in a second paper [Eine Theorie der Gurndlagen der Thermodynamik], to derive the law again in a more general and powerful way that would apply to mechanical systems, not just gases. Then, after one of his patent office colleagues pointed out a flaw in his reasoning, he produced yet another [Weil 5], even more general, paper that extended his statistical legerdemain even to electromagnetic fields It took Albert two years to finish these three papers and publish them in the Annalen der Physik, where the last one appeared in the sping of 1904, but they did not set the world of physics on fire. But even if they did not shake up science, the papers had a lasting influence on Albert's style as a scientist. The notion that one could start with a simple fact or supposition, such as the existence of atoms, and construct, on the basis of pure logic, a grand sweeping principle such as the second law of thermodynamics would remain with him for the rest of his life as the very model of what a physical theory should be." (Overbye, pp. 96-97)[WE HAVE A FULLER WRITE UP OF THIS PAPER BUT IT IS TOO LONG FOR ABE SPACE REQUIRMENTS. FOR A COPY OF THAT FULLER DESCRIPTION, PLEASE CONTACT ATHENA RARE BOOKS DIRECTLY.] A presentation offprint without the original printed wraps. Binding edge with five small "notches" - most likely from some terim binding from which this copy has been liberated. Overall, clean and bright. A fine copy of this text. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Writings of John Burroughs. FIFTEEN VOLUMES.

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1904 - Beautifully bouind in half-morocco and marnled boards, t.e.g. The Riverby Edition. SIGNED BY JOHN BURROUGHS in Volume I. Spines gilt with an Art Nouveau design of intertwined vines and three-leaved shamrocks. Spines sunned, and some rubbing to extremities, else e afine set. The set originally consisted of 23 volumes. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Where Flies the Flag.

      London: Collins' Clear-Type Press, [1904] - Octavo. Original pictorial blue pictorial cloth decorated in dark blue black, drab and gilt, lettered in red on a gilt cartouche on the spine, and lettered in gilt in similar style lettering to the front cover, dark red endpapers. Spine rolled, corners lightly rubbed, light wear to extremities, occasional spotting, small label to front pastedown. With 6 coloured plates by Arthur Rackham. First edition, first printing. A very uncommon Rackham title. Not in Latimore & Haskell. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         L'Oeuvre de Puig Cadafalch, Architecte: 1896-1904. Architecture, Décoration, Mobilier, Serrurerie, Carrelages, &., &.

      1904. Puig Cadafalch. The first substantial monograph on the work of the Catalan architect, artist, and noted scholar active around the turn of the 20th century, edited by M. Parera and published in conjunction with the 6th International Congress of Architecture held in Madrid, encompassing his architecture, interiors, decoration, and metal- and tile work in Barcelona and its environs, with illustrations on 128 plates, some in fine color, showing preparatory designs, sections, elevations, plans, and details, and views of exteriors and interiors after photographs, pages embossed with seal, accompanied by brief introductory text. Sm. oblong 4to. Leaves loose in original stiff wrpps. portfolio, professionally restored. Barcelona (M. Parera) 1904.

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         A Bibliography of the Books Issued by Hacon & Ricketts [1896-1903].

      Issued privately by Charles Ricketts 1904 - [ONE OF 250 COPIES] printed in black and red with the Vale, Avon & King's types on handmade paper, the title-page with a wood-engraving and a large vinicultural border, the first page of text with a similar border and a large initial letter, all designed by Charles Ricketts, some light foxing throughout with the occasional pencil check to margin, small pen-mark to dedication page, pp.[i]+xli, crown 8vo, original quarter linen and blue boards, printed label to upper board and backstrip with the latter a little darkened and chipped, a little wear to corners, edges untrimmed and browned, endpapers spotted, good. Laid in are two post-cards with pencilled notes by Charles Home McCall: one states simply, 'First Edition'; the other, signed at foot, discusses in some bibliographic detail the printing of a Whistler catalogue in terms that convey the artist's refusal to compromise as well as the detailed nature of the printer's work. A note in red ink at the head, by McCall's son Robin, clarifies that the below does not refer to the only catalogue of Whistler's that he has been able to trace to the Ballantyne Press, that being posthumous - further research clarifies that it refers to the catalogue for 'Nocturnes, marines, & chevalet pieces', for which it is interesting to have this bibliographic note (however, the disappearance of the copy to which the note originally belonged further compounds its scarcity). An interesting copy of the work where Ricketts concludes his introduction by acknowledging the 'untiring energy and intelligent sympathy' of McCall and his father (p. xvii), with the insertions indicating its provenance. (Watry B46)

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         The Adventure of the Three Students

      Strand Magazine, 1904 The separate issue of the Strand Magazine, in very good condition in original wrappers, with most of the spine intact. Contains the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Three Students. June, 1904 issue. The single loose issues of the Strand magazine, which contain the first appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, are much less common than the bound volumes. And the later issues from the 1900's are less common than the earlier ones from the 1800's.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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         Zum Kontinent des eisigen SŸdens von Erich von Drygalski Deutsche sŸdpolarexepedition, Fahrten und Forschungen der "Gauss" 1901-1903.

      Berlin: Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer 1904 - Berlin: Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1904. 8vo. First edition. [i-vii, viii-xiv, [2], 668pp., text in German, photographic frontispiece, 10 maps - 1 folding attached to the last page, 1 double-page, 5 full page, 3 in text, 12 plates - 5 folding, 4 double-page, 3 full page with map, 382 mostly photographic illustrations in text. Original quarter grayish linen, tan boards with black lettering printed on spine, front board lettered in black with an illustration of a polar scene surrounded by black border. Exterior is Very Good+ condition, the only flaw being a 1" separation to the lower exterior spine hinge area. Interior is near fine with no foxing, tears and no signatures or inscription Ñ crease at top of frontis not affecting image; tight and strong hinges with no separation. VERY RARE. Rosove 101c; Conrad p. 96; Spence 384; Taurus 28. The rare first person account of Eric von Drygalski and the German Antarctic Expedition. The efforts constituted the accumulation of much scientific information, many first achievements and the discovery of new lands in Antarctica. The English version of this book was not published until 85 years later. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Life-story of the child evangelist Lonnie Lawrence Dennis, written by himself

      "The Christian Herald' [1904], London - 100p., photographic frontispiece portrait of Dennis (full-length) and title page a second steel-engraved portrait, further illus. within (including himself with father and mother), 5x7.25 inches, boards with gilt title and author's long-haired portrait, corners mildly worn, closed tear to page 29; light handling wear and soil. Dennis, born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a French / Native American father and an African American / Native American mother, very early became a child evanglist preaching to African American audiences in Georgia. He later decided to pass as white, went to Phillips Exeter Academy and then Harvard, served in the military and became a diplomat serving most notably in Nicaragua. In the 1930s Dennis became the leading American intellectual supporting fascism, to the point that he was tried for subversion in 1944 for his fascist views (the indictment was dismissed after the death of the trial's Judge) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Works

      London: MacMillan and Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Five volumes. Small Octavo. The Works of Jane Austen. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Bound in three quarter marbled levant morocco by Bayntun Binders, top edge gilt, raised bands, decorative gilt panels. Very good.

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         HISTORY OF THE DELHI CORONATION DURBAR HELD ON THE FIRST OF JANUARY 1903 TO CELEBRATE THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII EMPEROR OF INDIA. Compiled from official papers by order of the Viceroy and Governor General of India

      John Murray, London 1904 - Plan of the Amphitheatre, plate illustrating the Durbar medal, folding panorama of the Durbar [equivalent to 4 pages], large folding seating plan, large folding coloured plan of the camps, 30 full page photogravure portraits by Walker & Cockerell after various photographers, 18 full page half tone illustrations form photographs, xiv, 347pp. All plates etc fully collated and correct, all photogravures retain their original tissue guards. Original red cloth gilt, top edges gilt, spine very faded and worn at the head, boards with royal arms etc in gilt rather brighter than usual, hinges sound [it is a very over-heavy book which needs careful handling], internally excellent. with just a few pencil remarks by the original owner. Interesting presentation inscription on a part printed slip pasted to the front free endpaper "Sent by Order of the Government of India to Mr H Groves, Chief Engineer (Retired] Public works Department, August 1904". A good large group photograph is pasted to the front pastedown -presumably including H Groves but we cannot identify the sitters.This work is the most comprehensive contemporary record and far superior to modern reprints because of the quality of the illustrations, particularly the photogravures, which are printed on heavier paper. The portraits are not the most obvious subjects and include interesting representatives from distant areas [Kalat, the Shan States, Nepal, etc]. as well as the expected Indian rulers and very high British officials. A particularly nice association copy and in the best overall condition we have seen in the last five years. This book is not easily found in good condition: its great weight often leads to its being badly shaken, the binding cloth is not the strongest, and the photogravure plates and panorama have often fallen victim to removal. Size: Folio [13 x 10.5ins] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Brethren

      London: Cassell, 1904 - First Edition. Tipped into this copy is a one page holograph letter of Haggard regarding movie scenarios, ".I have been amusing myself during the absence of newspapers in reading a tale of mine (I confess with a great deal of pleasure) which I had almost forgotten - The Brehren. What a picture play that would make - only I fear no one could do it adequately." Signed in full, dated 28 December 1920. Hinges cracked a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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         Napoleon

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1904?7. A History of the Art of War, from the Beginning of the French Revolution to the End of the Eighteenth Century, with a Detailed Account of the Wars of the French Revolution ? [and] the Napoleonic Wars ? to Waterloo. 4 volumes octavo. Original plum diapered cloth, title gilt to the spines, top edges gilt, the others uncut. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each, profusely illustrated throughout. numerous maps to the text, many of these full-page or folding. A little rubbed and soiled, whitening at the head and tail of the spines, occasional scuffs to the boards, light browning throughout, as usual, hinges slightly loose as often, front hinge of volume II, neatly repaired, overall a very good set. First edition, presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author in the first three volumes to his cousin, the orientalist Alice Getty, author of The Gods of Northern Buddhism (1914). In the first, "Miss Alice E. Getty with the cousinly greetings of the Author, Xmas 1905", in the second, "Miss Alice Getty with the warm regards of the Author, May 1904", and in the third, charmingly, "To my much-travelled Cousin Alicia, these memoirs of a Man, who however Great, never went to Pekin, the author, Xmas 1907". Dodge's monumental history in his "Great Captains" series is distinctly uncommon signed or inscribed.

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         Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet

      John Murray 1904 - Expanded edition. Bound in publisher's decorated red cloth. Gold lettering with gold and blue Tibetan symbol on front. xvi, 368 p. 41 illustrations and maps. Large color map of Tibet at rear. NOT Ex-libris. Sarat Chandra Das (1849-1917) was a Bengali scholar of Tibet. Das has been described as "a traveler, explorer.linguist, a lexicographer, an ethnographer and an eminent Tibetologist." Das was also a British spy. Born in Chittagong, Das trained as an engineer in Calcutta. He became headmaster of the Bhutia Boarding School in Darjeeling. Bhutia was a school for Sikkimese and Tibetan boys, many of who would be trained to fill a special place in the British colonial regime, the role of a Pundit. Das became a "pundit" (and an instructor at the school) for British intelligence. Pundits acted as a network of British-trained operatives who were tasked to make inroads in the foreboding inner regions of Asia where white embassies could not gain entry. Tibet and other inland areas were increasingly gaining attention from competing British, Russian and Chinese economic and strategic interests. Derek Waller speculates that the character of Huree Chunder Mookerjee in Kipling's Kim was based on Das, p.193. As a teacher, Das learned Tibetan to speak with his students. He read the limited books on the region available, notably of Bogle (1773-5) and Manning's travels (1811) to Tibet. Manning and Bogle were the last successful British explorations of Tibet, a nation who steadfastly resisted western intrusion. Das's language ability secured him entry with his colleague, Lama Ugyen Gyasto, to Tashilhunpo monastery in 1879, as the Prime Minister wished to learn Hindi from him. In 1881, Das returned to Tashilhunpo and made his way to Lhasa, Sakya, and the Tsangpo River. There he met with Thupten Gyatso, the 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933) and returned to Darjeeling with a Yak loaded with over 200 Tibetan manuscripts. After Das was revealed to be a British agent, Tibetan authorities increased restrictions on travelers and the Minister who had sponsored his entry was put to death. What makes Das's expedition so interesting is that he successfully brought back a wealth of information on an unknown land to the larger world. The Tibet that Das glimpsed is now gone, with the passage of history and destructive forces of modernity and Chinese domination. This book compiles the story of Das's journey, his reports, photographs, diagrams, ethnographic observations, etc of a lost Tibet. Das went on to become an important Tibetan scholar and author an extensive multi-volume dictionary. The British would not successfully return to Tibet until 1903-4, with Colonel Francis Edward Younghusband's exhibition (invasion and massacre of ~5000 Tibetans). (Significantly, Younghusband was the President of the Royal Geographical Society, which notably published the 1902 edition of Das's book. An interesting, and dark connection to Das's legacy.) Ref: Derek Waller's The Pundits: British Exploration of Tibet and Central Asia. University Press of Kentucky, 1990, pp. 193-209. Also, Samanth Subramanian's superb piece in the New York Times Magazine, March 20, 2016, p. MM61. Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia, Kodansha, 1992. Yakushi D55, Yakushi D356. Marshall 1459 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Life-story of the child evangelist Lonnie Lawrence Dennis, written by himself

      London: The Christian Herald', [1904]. 100p., photographic frontispiece portrait of Dennis (full-length) and title page a second steel-engraved portrait, further illus. within (including himself with father and mother), 5x7.25 inches, boards with gilt title and author's long-haired portrait, corners mildly worn, closed tear to page 29; light handling wear and soil. Dennis, born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a French / Native American father and an African American / Native American mother, very early became a child evanglist preaching to African American audiences in Georgia. He later decided to pass as white, went to Phillips Exeter Academy and then Harvard, served in the military and became a diplomat serving most notably in Nicaragua. In the 1930s Dennis became the leading American intellectual supporting fascism, to the point that he was tried for subversion in 1944 for his fascist views (the indictment was dismissed after the death of the trial's Judge)

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         The Story of a Troll-Hunt

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1904. 1st Edition . Good. 8.75 x 11.25 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Quarter vellum with grey paper covered boards. Darkening and slight wear to spine, a few marks to boards. Title page and memorial page have been neatly excised otherwise a very good copy. Slight bubbling to pastedown endpapers, toning and foxing to free endpapers, some light foxing to half title and last two pages of text. Privately printed by M.R. James as a memorial to his close friend James McBryde, illustrator of James' Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. 'Fantasy fiction about the search for, and capture of, a troll in Denmark and the bringing of it back to England. The protagonists are W.J. Stone, M.R. James and the author, and the tale was inspired by their actual journeys to Denmark.' Locke: A Spectrum of Fantasy p145. The scarce first edition, one of a small print run generally estimated at 100 copies. Overall condition is Good. Hardback. Printed pages: 38

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         The Oil Fields of Russia and The Russian Petroleum Industry. A Practical Handbook on the Exploration, Exploitation, and Management of Russian Oil Properties. Including Notes on the Origin of Petroleum in Russia. A description of the Theory and Practice of Liquid Fuel and a Translation of the Rules and Regulations Concerning Russian Oil Properties

      London: Crosby, Lockwood and Sons, 1904 - First edition. Large 8vo. xviii, 504, iv pp. plus 1 ff. order form. Publisher's black buckram, gilt lettered to the spine and upper board. Frontispiece and 96 illustrations, including one folding map in a pocket to the rear pastedown and 7 plates, plus 31 tables. A few mild scuffs to the lower board, a very good copy. Scarce, with just five copies showing on Copac.

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         War and Peace

      Dent, UK 1904 - New Edition 1904. Translated by Leo Wiener from the original Russian. Part of the works of Leo Tolstoy but complete in the four volumes. Fouteen plates within the books. Complete four volumes in original decorative cloth. Books are very good+ with bright boards. Spine a little lightened. Edges lightly rubbed. A few light surface marks. Contents good. Very un-common set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 10688 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nostromo. A Tale of the Seaboard.

      London andNew York. Harper and Brothers. 1904. - thick 12mo, 18cm, The FirstEdition, 480p., original blue cloth, light blue stamped titles &decoration on front cover, gilt spine titles, some slight foxing towardsthe front margins on the preliminaries and less on the edges, someslight wear on the binding edges, produced on somewhat pulpy paper, verygood sound copy. (cgc) Provenance: Sold by Blackwell's, as noted on thefront endpaper to collector Hugh Whitney Morrison, 18 June 1969. TheBlackwell price was œ7.10.6. Purchased by David Mason Books, with hisnotation on the free fly, it was later sold to an Ottawa Collector. Smith pp34-36. The first book edition, first issue with all points. Page187 misnumbered as "871"; last page correctly numbered 480; Spine withtitle, author and publisher's name stamped in gilt. Etc. "Nostromo"first appeared serialized in "T.P.'s Weekly" in 1904. - In 1998, theModern Library ranked Nostromo 47th on its list of the 100 bestEnglish-language novels of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald said,"I'd rather have written Nostromo than any other novel." It is oftenregarded as Conrad's best novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Works. With an introduction by Wilbur L. Cross.

      New York: J. F. Taylor and Company., 1904 - 12 volumes, octavo. Red half morocco, marbled sides, titles and designs to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Occasional spotting to pages, spines with toning, a few volumes with fading to spines, moderate wear to extremities, mild spotting to boards, corners lightly bumped, a very good set. Black and white engravings throughout by various artists. The York Edition, limited to 250 sets, this set is numbered 14.

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         Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon 6.Auflage, 23 Bände, 1904-1912, Eierstab

      Bibliographisches Institut 1904-1912, Leipzig und Wien - Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Sechste gänzlich neubearbeitete & vermehrte Auflage. Eierstabausgabe. 23 Bände, Grundlexikon, Ergänzungsband & zwei Jahres-Supplemente (Band 1-23). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1904-1912 (Neuer Abdruck). Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Ornamentband am oberen & unteren Kapital. Wie auch den ersten acht Originalbildern zu entnehmen, hervorragend erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Rückenansicht überaus harmonisch; kräftige Goldornamente sowie faktisch keine der sonst bei dieser Einbandvariante sehr häufigen Aufhellungen (d.h. Rückenleder noch im originalen Schwarzton). Der Buchschnitt ist sehr schön erhalten. Ebenfalls die Buchdeckel, hier lediglich vereinzelt ein Fleck, drei Deckel mit einem Kratzer. Leder- & Leineneinband nur gering berieben, einschließlich der Kanten. Zwei Außengelenke mit kleinem Einriss, zwei Rückenkanten mit einem winzigen Einriss bzw. einer kleinen Fehlstelle. Innen hell, Seiten fest eingebunden. Kein unangenehmer Geruch, lose oder fehlende Seiten. Die Grafiken beeindrucken durch ihren Glanz & ihre Farbbrillanz; bei drei Tafeln ist eine kleine Stelle beschädigt. Keine Fleckigkeit (von einigen wenigen Flecken in Band 2 & den beiden Supplementbänden abgesehen). 57500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Maître du monde - Un drame en Livonie

      First edition 8vo adorned with illustrations by George Roux and Benett, 12 engravings chromotypography and a color map.Cardboard Hetzel publisher "golden globe" in full red calico signed Engel, first signed Blanchelant polychrome dish, second board type "i" as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. Hetzel Paris 1904 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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         Maître du Monde. Un Drame en Livonie. (Globe doré)

      Paris, Collection Hetzel 1904 - Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Volume double. 1° Maître du Monde. Illustrations de George Roux. Douze grandes planches en chromotypographie. 2° Un Drame en Livonie. Trente-trois Illustrations par L. Benett. Paris, Collection Hetzel - 1904 - 215 et 252 pages. Première édition, premier cartonnage. Imp. Gauthier-Villars. Rel. Engel. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel au Globe doré. Dos au phare. Titre dans le cartouche. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. 2eme plat du 4eme type (JH). Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological and Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan....

      London. Hurst and Blackett. 1904. Folding colour map of Chinese Turkestan at rear, handsome photogravure frontispiece with plate mark, 134 black and white photographic illustrations, xl + 503pp, embossed stamp of The Library of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary on title page and last page of index, stamped "withdrawn" on dedication leaf, short closed tear in margin of the map, some light scattered foxing, spine little darkened where label has been removed, pocket on lower free endpaper, neat signature of a prior owner front free endpaper, lightly foxed first and last leaves. Original pictorial cloth torn with 2.5cm loss on spine, chipped in several places at head and tail of spine, boards lightly soiled and rubbed at corners. Although ex-library this copy is clean, sound and complete, all illustrations and the handsome folding map being present. Stein was born in Budapest in 1862, and died at Kabul in 1943. This is a general narrative of his first exploration to Central Asia of 1900-1901 which was carried out under the auspices of the Government of India. Crossing the Karakoram and the Pamirs he entered Chinese Turkestan, and explored archaeologically the sand buried ruins of Khotan and its surrounds. (see Yakushi S328). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155876)....

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         The Alps

      A & C Black, London 1904 - Copyright date1904, first edition, First printing of approx. 3,000 copies. Illustrated through out with beautiful color prints by A. D. McCormick Turcquise cloth over boards with pictorial front and spine, with gilt lettering and designs. With gilt top. No tears or bent pages nor any writing. Shelf wear the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate. NO DUST JACKET. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Pablo Picasso. Tome I-IV.

      - Tome I Catalogue de l oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1904-1967. Volume I Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967. Band I Katalog des graphischen Werkes 1904-1967. Tome II Catalogue de l oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1966-1969. Volume II Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1966-1969. Band II Katalog des graphischen Werkes 1966-1969. Tome III Catalogue de l oeuvre gravé ceramique 1949-1971. Volume III Catalogue of the printed ceramics 1949-1971. Band III Katalog des graphischen Keramikwerkes 1949-1971. Tome IV Catalogue de l oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1970-1972. Supplements Tome I-II. Volume IV Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1970-1972. Supplements Volumes I + II. Band IV Katalog des graphischen Werkes 1970-1972. Nachträge Band I-II. Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein, Berne 1971 - 1979. 4:o. Richly illustrated. 310; 348; 198; 253 pp. Publisher`s cloth with dustjacket. Dj on vol I with samll loss at head of spine. Dj on vol II with edgewear and a few short tears. Dj on vol III with one short tear and a few small red spots on lower panel. Repaired tear with japanes ricepaper on flap at rear. Dj on vol Iv with short tear on front panel and small loss at head of spine. 29,5 x 24,5 cm. 4 volumes.*Heavy objects requires extra postage.[#\6727] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka

      London England: Rowland Ward, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 302 pp, 113 illustrations, 5 photogravures, 2 folding colored maps of which one is a folding pullout map in rear pocket. Original zebra endpapers. The last (of three) books authored by the noted Central Asian sheep hunter. Deals with bears and Snow Sheep on the Russian Kamchatkan Peninsula. Now that Ovis Nivicola is open to sport hunters, this book is even more in demand. An incredibly nice, FINE! collector condition copy of this rare book. Original gilt cloth, beveled boards.

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         The Compleat Angler [with] The Anglers' Calendar [Riviere & Son binding]

      John Lane: The Bodley Head, London & New York 1904 - CUSTOM BINDING BY RIVIERE & SON, on both boards is a large art deco-style vignette of inlaid black and ivory leather with gilt of two fish swimming, with stylized lily pads and flowers, small insects flying around the flowers; the turn-ins each have eight small fish "swimming" around the edges surrounded by narrow gilt rules; the spine has narrow gilt rules in each compartment, the ribs dotted with gilt, gilt lettering. This volume is the 1904 printing of John Lane's publication of this work which is a reprint of the fifth edition and the last to receive revisions by Walton himself, lavishly illustrated by Edmund Hort New (1871-1931), whose black and white illustrations are "cleanly drawn in the woodcut style"; he taught at the School of Art and illustrated more than 30 books and monographs (N.B., quote from Simon Houfe, "The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators"). ***PROVENANCE: The volume came from the family of Mr. Coles Hegeman, whose bookplate is on the second flyleaf, owner in the early 20th century of Hegeman and Company. It was apparently a gift to Mr. Hegeman from Mr. Haley Fiske, whose small calling card is tipped onto the first flyleaf, his name printed, above it written in pencil "Happy, Happy Xmas to you", and the date of 1914 written in ink below his name. Mr. Fiske was prominent in the early 19th century in the insurance business and strove to uphold the interests of his policyholders by establishing programs innovative in their day to promote health and well-being. ***DESCRIPTION: In a lovely custom binding by Riviere & Son as described above, top edge gilt, double red headbands, green marbled endpapers, card of Mr. Haley Fiske on the flyleaf with the remains of a neat pencil notation above (an old price?), bookplate of Coles Hegeman on the second flyleaf, tissue-guarded frontispiece being photogravures of both Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton, small illustration on the title page entitled "The Fishing House", sections at the rear for Appendix (which includes a Bibliography) and Notes, at the very end is Hi Regan's "The Anglers' Calendar"; 12 mo size (approximately 7.5" tall), pagination: (i)-xcii includes the preliminary pages, Contents and Introduction, sectional title page for Part I (i), blank (ii), (1)-454, sectional title for The Anglers' Calendar (455), Request for Corrections and Additions (456), twelve pages of the Calendar (457-468). ***CONDITION: Overall near fine, the volume has a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the front joint near the head of the spine is just beginning to crack and would benefit from some restoration at some point, the spine and edges of the boards have mellowed to a rich brown colour, there is some offsetting to the free endpapers from the turn-ins, and Mr. Haley Fiske's card appears to have been moved at some point, as there is a very small chip out of the top of the flyleaf with a corresponding small piece of paper at the top left of his card - we surmise that a prior owner attempted to write the pencil notation underneath the card and it was detached in the process, the owner then tipping it in once again about a quarter inch below its original placement. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Oil Fields of Russia and The Russian Petroleum Industry. A Practical Handbook on the Exploration, Exploitation, and Management of Russian Oil Properties. Including Notes on the Origin of Petroleum in Russia. A description of the Theory and Practice of Liquid Fuel and a Translation of the Rules and Regulations Concerning Russian Oil Properties

      London: Crosby, Lockwood and Sons, 1904. First edition. Large 8vo. xviii, 504, iv pp. plus 1 ff. order form. Publisher's black buckram, gilt lettered to the spine and upper board. Frontispiece and 96 illustrations, including one folding map in a pocket to the rear pastedown and 7 plates, plus 31 tables. A few mild scuffs to the lower board, a very good copy. Scarce, with just five copies showing on Copac.

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         Romney. A Biographical and Critical essay with a Catalogue Raisonne of his works.

      London: Thos. Agnew & Sons 1904 - 2 volume set, 13 inches tall. Handsomely bound for Hatchards with gilt raised bands, panels and top edge. One of 350 copies. Illustrated throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         William Tell told Again. With Illustrations in Colour by Philip Dadd described in Verse by John W. Houghton. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE FIRST ISSUE

      A&C Black, 1904 - 8vo., First Edition, First Issue, with coloured frontispiece, title in red and black, and 15 coloured plates (all original captioned tissue guards present),free endpapers lightly browned; pictorial tan cloth, uppere board blocked in green and yellow and lettered in black, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a remarkably bright, clean copy. With 2pp publishers' catalogue at end. The first issue, without publisher's address on title. One of the Master's earliest works, written in his 'school' period between The Gold Bat and The Head of Kay's, and long predating the hallowed fields of Wooster, Jeeves, Mulliner and Blandings. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Jasen 5; McIlvaine A5a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Berliner Kunst: Melchior Lechter [3. Sonderheft der Berliner Architekturwelt / 1904]

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1904 - Quarto (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). [2]pp (Advertisement), [2], 93, [3]pp (Text and illustrations), [4]pp (Advertisement). Original decorative wrappers by Melchior Lechter, with gold lettering to front cover, and green lettering to back cover. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece depicting Lechter's impressive stained glass painting "Die Weihe am mystischen Quell," a work executed for the Pallenberg Saal. Title page in red lettering.This third special issue of the German architecture magazine "Berliner Architekturwelt" is entirely dedicated to the work of German painter Melchior Lechter (1865-1937), best known for his decorative designs of books, Ex-libris, calendars, catalogs, posters, and stained glass windows.The magazine is lavishly illustrated with numerous in-text and full-page b/w illustrations and photographic reproductions showing some of Melchior Lechter's best examples of Jugendstill art and design, such as: - A series of striking glass painting for the Cologne Kunstgewerbemuseum, known as the Pallenberg Saal (1900-1902).- Book decorations for Maurice Maeterlinck's "Der Schatz der Armen." (1898).- Book decorations for Stefan George's "Das Jahr der Seele." (1897).- Book decorations for Stefan George's "Der Teppich des Lebens." (1899).Includes numerous b/w and duo-tone photographic reproductions of gothic furniture and lighting, stained glass windows, watercolors and illustrations in pencil by Melchior Lechter. Also included are the following hors-text plates:- Tissue-guarded color frontispiece depicting Lechter's impressive stained glass painting "Die Weihe am mystischen Quell."- A tissue-guarded double-page duo-tone design for the Pallenberg Saal.- A tissue-guarded double-page duo-tone reproduction of "Die Weihe am mystischen Quell."- A tissue-guarded color reproduction of a pastel depicting a Spring evening near Sienna (1903).- A tissue-guarded folded plate depicting in full color the splendid stained glass triptych featured at the entrance of the New Royal Music School in Berlin (1901).Text in German. Wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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         The Story of a Troll-Hunt

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1904. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 8.75 x 11.25 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Quarter vellum with grey paper covered boards. Darkening and slight wear to spine, front board has some light marking and rubbing and is slightly bowed. Slight bubbling to pastedown endpapers, toning and foxing to free endpapers, a few occasional spots of foxing to text. Privately printed by M.R. James as a memorial to his close friend James McBryde, illustrator of James' Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. 'Fantasy fiction about the search for, and capture of, a troll in Denmark and the bringing of it back to England. The protagonists are W.J. Stone, M.R. James and the author, and the tale was inspired by their actual journeys to Denmark.' Locke: A Spectrum of Fantasy p145. The scarce first edition, one of a small print run generally estimated at 100 copies. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. Hardback. Printed pages: 38

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         Dracula

      Archibald Constable and Co, Ltd, London 1904 - The book is reasonably firmly bound in the publisher's red cloth, lettered and decorated in black, the cloth is slightly marked, rubbed and bumped, with some minor tears and splitting to the cloth, mainly to the upper join of the spine and rear panel. The text block is slightly foxed and toned, with damage to the rear endpaper. The book is inscribed to the front endpaper by Noel Thornley Stoker: "Frank Herbert Barton from Noel Thornley Stoker 8 XI 1947 the Centenary of the author's birth". An uncommon early edition, the first hardback edition to deviate from the wildly unsuitable canary yellow boards in favour of a more appropriately gothic design, and with a pleasing association. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Photograph Album of Guatemala]

      [ca. 1904-1907], (Guatemala City and Surrounding) - Oblong 4to. green cloth album with marbled endpapers, measuring approximately 13.25" x 9.74". Containing 24 stiff card pages with 64 photographs total, 50 mounted recto and verso, 13 laid in loose. 21 of the photos larger format (8" x 10" approx.) with remainder roughly 3" x 5". Mounted photos all with manuscript captions. 22 instances of descriptions absent photographs, presumed perished. Binding a bit shaken, front hinge splitting. But overall sound, clean, and good overall. Prints well preserved, generally very good. A significant, early 1900s photograph album of Guatemala, most likely complied and partially photographed by the wife of then United States Consular General to Guatemala, William P. Kent (1857-1936, Consul 1906-09). With several well composed shots of the exterior and interior of the Consular’s residence at No. 76 5th Ave. in Guatemala City, as well as many images of trips through the country in and around the areas of Guatemala City, San Rafael, and Santa Maria. Other historic images include a group shot of Central American dignitaries aboard the USS Marblehead during peace treaty negotiations, and several of railroad interest, most notably an 8" x 10" commercial print of Guatemalan President Manuel Joe Estrada Cabrera captioned "Signing contract for construction of the Northern R.R." - possibly what would become known as the Farcquar Contract with The United Fruit Company for completion of The Northern Railroad in 1904. Two prints, including the contract signing, bear the stamp of photographer Albert G. Valdeavellano; one stamped Jose Garcia Sanchez. A series of five magnificent 8" x 10" prints (above, left) show the ruins at Antigua. Two enlargements show what is described as a large-scale, cement-constructed topographical map of Guatemala housed in the Temple of Minerva and built at a cost of some $100,000. The album and most loose prints are captioned in detail, making this a rich and important primary source. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter signed ("WOstwald").

      Leipzig, 11. XI. 1904. - Large 4to. 1 p. To an unidentified recipient, saying that he would be honoured to speak before his Viennese colleagues, but pointing out that his tight travel schedule will give him very little leeway. - On headed paper; slight edge damage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Monuments de Cracovie Dessinés par M. et St. Cercha (M. i. St. Cerchów). Texte de Felix Kopera (Feliksa Kopery). 3 Bände.

      Krakau, W.L. Anczyca, 1904. - Mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen und 480 Tafeln mit vielen (wenigen farbigen) Abbildungen. 9 Blätter, 308 Seiten. Folio (ca. 42 x 33,5 cm). Original-Halbleder mit Rückentitel. Umfangreiche Dokumentation vornehmlich von Epitaphen, Grabplatten, Grabmonumenten etc. für Krakauer Bürger, von der Romanik bis Barock und Rokoko. Sie ist damit nicht nur kunsthistorisch, sondern auch kultur-, familien- und stadtgeschichtlich interessant. Haupttexte polnisch, Bildunterschriften polnisch-französisch. - Deckel etwas berieben, angestaubt u. vereinzelt fleckig. Exlibris, Vortitel etwas, sonst kaum braunfleckig. - Comprehensive documentation of epitaphs, tombstones, tomb slabs and monuments etc. for citizens of Krakow (480 plates) from Romanesque to Baroque and Rokoko. Complete set in 3 volumes, published in Krakow. Not only art-historically important but also interesting in respect of cultural, family and town history. With Polish text and Polish-French legends. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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         Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose and Verse

      

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         Der Wagenkasten und sein Plan, Anleitung zum Planzeichnen und vorteilhaften Arbeiten nach dem Plan. Ein systematisches Hilfsbuch für Wagenfabrikanten, Meister und Gesellen sowie für Handwerker- und Fortbildungsschulen,

      Leipzig, Verlag von Bern. Friedr. Voigt, 1904. zweite durchgesehene und erweiterte Auflage, zwanzig (doppelblattgroßen) Foliotafeln nebst erläuterndem Text, 24 Seiten (Text), 24x28, braunes illustriertes O Ln, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR DIESES ÄUSSERST SELTENER UND GESUCHTER TITEL, eine Tafel mit wenigen Tintenfleckchen Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mo 33993, Auto. i

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         FOURTEEN LESSONS IN YOGI PHILOSOPHY AND ORIENTAL OCCULTISM

      Chicago, IL: Yoga Publication Society. 1904. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Spine has a 1 inch chip across spine. 1 inch chip to top right front panel. Rare in a dust jacket. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" .

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         Writings of John Burroughs

      Boston & N.Y: Houghton, Mifflin, 1904. Signed on autograpg page by Burroughs & Publisher, #670 of 750. This limited set was first issued in 14-vols in 1904/1905. (Vol #15 to #23 of the 23 vol set was issued later as printed from 1905 till 1913). Paper spine lables; illus; top edge trimmed, others uncut.** 9 Books still in publisher's wrapper's. No manuscript leaf. COND BOOKS In Pub/Wrappers = AS NEW for Vols. 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9,11,12,13. COND BOOKS = V.G + to Fine. for Vols. 4, 7, 10, 14 (slight to mod sun fade spines) COND BOOK = G + for Vol.1, sun fade spine; about 15 small nicks on spine, not effecting paste down title. ** Some wrappers have tiny rips/tears/small pieces missing. Ref: BAL, vol. I, p446. Weight 29 lbs. Extra Postage Required. Signed by Author. First Ltd Edition.. Hard Back Blue Cloth. Very Good to Fine/Good, VG, Almost Fine . 8vo 8-3/4 x 6.

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         Am Laachersee. [1969/73]. [Original-Ölbild auf Holz / original oil on wood plate].

       Leo Assenmacher, geboren 1904 in Düsseldorf, gestorben 1981 ebenda. Original-Ölbild auf Holz, gerahmt, von Leo Assenmacher signiert (1969), darüber monogrammiert (73). Rückseitig Aufkleber: Mit Adresse von Leo Assenmacher, Titel und Register Nr. 207. Maße Abbildung: 41,5 x 32,0 cm. Rahmen mit Alterungsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Original oil on wood plate, framed, signed and dated by Leo Assenmacher. Backside label with adress, title an register number of the work. Measure image: 41,5 x 32,0 cm. Frame with light traces of use, otherwise fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original Ölbild / original oil painting; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

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         Original Drawing by James McBryde, possibly intended for "Ghost Stories of An Antiquary"

      - James McBryde is best known for illustrating M. R. James' "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary", which was first published in December 1904. Apart from illustrating some of the Cambridge University magazines, this was his first professional commission. McBryde died in June 1904 before completing the full set of drawings for "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary", but M. R. James would not hear of getting another illustrator for the book and it was published with just four drawings. My brother and I believe that the drawing we have here for sale was intended for "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary". M. R. James' attachment and friendship to James McBryde has been well documented. He was part of the small group of friends that would listen to M. R. James reading his ghost stories aloud at Christmas by the light of a single candle. When M. R. James suggested to McBryde that he should illustrate a published collection of his ghost stories, he wrote "They are at present in a very rough manuscript. Shall I have them typewritten or send them as they are? Or do you remember any of them well enough to sketch out any ideas?". We believe this drawing was one of the first that he did, but was discarded by McBryde as not being suitable for the book. The story that we consider the drawing was intended for is the first story in the book; "Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book". In this story an English tourist in France, spends the day photographing the interior of a Cathedral and is persuaded by the sacristan to buy "Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book". The reasons that we believe the drawing was intended for this story are thus: The room in the drawing looks like a sacristy and is obviously not furnished to be lived in, such as the clock on the chair. Some of the furnishings also have an ecclesiastical look to them. The man to the right looks English, with his silk hat, frock coat and cane, whereas the man to the left looks French, being small, with a big nose, big lips and curly hair (no offence to the French intended!). The man that we assume is English is holding a cigar behind his back, as if it would be rude to smoke. The drawing is the correct size (9 x 11.25 inches) to have been intended as a book illustration. We have got many other James McBryde illustrations and illustrated letters and these illustrations are either humorous, comical drawings and sketches or well executed landscape paintings. There are none that appear to be illustrations for a book. James McBryde only illustrated his own book, "The Story of a Troll-Hunt" and "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary" and this illustration is obviously not intended for "The Story of a Troll-Hunt". So, as can be seen, the idea of this illustration being intended for "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary" is not just wishful thinking, but actually quite plausible and as such is an important and wonderful find. Provenance; the drawing was part of a larger collection that we purchased and had been passed down through McBryde's family.

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         Von Zürich durch Sibirien nach China im Jahr1903. Privates Typoscript (hektographiert).

      Shanghai 1904 - 4°, 125 einseitig beschriebene Bl., 24 eingeklebten Orig.-Photographien, Kart., Min berieben, tadell. Vermutlich sind nicht mehr als 5 Exemplaren abgezogen worden. - Henri [Heinrich] I. Burckhardt (vermutlich *1882) wuchs in Schirmensee/Feldbach auf und lebte in Zürich. Aufgrund des Textes muss er wohl im Seidenhandel tätig gewesen sein. In Lyon erhielt er den Ruf nach Shanghai. In diesem Text den er seiner Mutter widmete beschreibt er auf unterhatsame Weise die lang Zugreise von Zürich über Warschau, Moskau bis Port Arthur. Von dort ging es per Schiff «SS Mongolia» nach Shanghai.Die meisten Photographien stammen von Mitreisenden M. Jaquet, Paris. und zeigen Impressionen der Landschaften. 4 Bilder zeigen Shanghai. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Reisen - AsienChinaNeueingänge - Reisen, Alpinismus [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Our Poultry and All About Them Their Varieties, Habits, Mating, Breeding, Selection and Management for Pleasure and Profit.

      London: Hutchinson 1904 - Hutchinson. London. No date. Ca. 1904. Hardbound. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES. 36 colour plates, black and white plates and in-text illustrations 442 (818) pp, 11 x 9 1/4 inches. Original green cloth binding. A 1904 announcement from Hutchinson describes Weir's volume as "The greatest work on poultry ever projected." It states that the book is to be published "in 13 fortnightly parts" and further observes of the author: "Mr. Harrison Weir's life-long experience as a breeder, exhibitor, and judge of poultry entitles him to the foremost place as an authority on the subject. His new book "Our Poultry," is the work of a practical man whose labours as an artist and journalist have received universal recognition, and it is no exaggeration to say that his illustrations far surpass in beauty and fidelity any pictures of poultry that have been published; this work can certainly be called his magnum opus." Weir's two-volume work is relatively uncommon in a complete state, as it was issued in instalments to be bound when the series was complete. This set has been bound with a title page and table of contents (presumably issued with one of the parts) and there is no index (the latter likely as published). Condition Report Externally Spine – poor condition with damage / split to the rear of volume one and wear to the top and tail of volume two Joints – see above Corners – good condition – gentle bumping Boards – good condition – although marked to the upper board of volume two Page edges – good condition See above and photos Internally Hinges – poor condition – cracked with the webbing visible either to the front hinge or further in Front paste down – fair condition – darkened Front free end paper – fair condition – darkened Title – fair condition – foxed and detached along with the frontispiece of volume one Pages – good condition – some pages at the front of voleume one are detached (9,10 and the first duck plate) otherwise attached firm and relatively clean; one of the pages from Proverbs, Axioms, Sayings etc (p 801/802) is detached also. See photos [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Red Pottage.

      London: George Newnes, Ltd., [1904]. 8vo, 206, [16]pp. Pictorial wrapper. Frontis and 7 plates by Rackham. Original printed wrappers, name and address on the lower wrapper, a very good copy of a fragile pamphlet. Housed in a custom drop-back, red-cloth box. First edition in this format, first impression, with eight half-tone plates (including the frontis), and fifty titles in the list of the 'Sixpenny Novels' in the terminal adverts. The Rackham plates appear for the first time in this edition, though not all at the pages indicated in the contents. A later printing included 140 titles in the series list. Very scarce in good condition.

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         Simla: Past and Present.

      Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, 1904., 1904. RARE FIRST EDITION. Large Octavo, pp.xiv, 270 [2]. With 51 b/w illustrated plates including frontispiece (actually facing p.1), and a folding map to prelims. In publisher's brown cloth (formerly green) with b/w stamped illustrations to upper board. Vestiges of stamping to spine. Decorative textured end-papers. Cloth mainly sunned to light brown, especially spine, where titles are no longer visible. Light external wear. Good overall. An extremely rare historical work concerning the Summer Capital of British India (also known as Shimla), produced under the auspices of the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon.

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      Ernest Leroux, Paris 1904 - Very rare. Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1904-5. First edition. 4o. Grey cloth. 1e partie: 6+ 1-350 pages, plates 1-28. 2e partie: 351-742 pages, plates 29-52. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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