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         The Songs of Bilitis [Signed by Pierre Louys and Signed by George Seferis]

      The Aldus Society, 1904, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First edition, Illustrated By: Fagan, JamesA Very Good copy of the first UK edition, first printing, and the first edition of the book in English translation (some handling soil, tiny rub at the spine foot, some pushing to the spine ends and bumping to the board corners), SIGNED BY PIERRE LOUYS on the half-title and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper with two drawings and a PRESENTATION TO REX WARNER (a noted British author, Seferis' close friend, and a highly-regarded translator of Seferis' poetry to English) placed by Seferis in Storrs, Connecticut and with five lines written by Seferis in Greek. The book was privately issued by The Aldus Society in a Limited Edition of 1,000 copies (consisting of nine hundred and seventy-one copies on a special paper, with the watermark of the Society, and twenty-six signed and lettered copies, and three author's copies on Imperial Japanese vellum with the initials hand-illumined, of which this is Number 17 (of the 971). No Signature was called for in this copy, yet it has been signed by Louys on the half-title. There being only twenty-six copies expressly called to be signed, excluding this copy, we believe it to be quite scarce. The page edges are watermarked, and the title/limitation page, the frontispiece, and the book's other three full-page illustrations are printed on vellum leaves. While Pierre Louys was a heterosexual, he also was a good friend of Oscar Wilde and Andre Gide and a noted champion of gay & lesbian rights. His poetry and other writings are permeated with erotic and lesbian themes, with "The Songs of Bilitis" being his most famous and most frequently republished work. "Bilitis", the name Louys gave to his fictional Poetess, is presented by Louys as a contemporary of Sappho (herself a Greek lyric poet born between 630 and 612 BC on the Greek island of Lesbos). The book's introduction alleges the 143 poems within to have been written by Bilitis, whose tomb Louys claimed to have been discovered by (his fictional) archaeologist Herr G. Heim. The work shows Pierre Louys' deep knowledge of Ancient Greek culture, and, while written primarily by him, some of the poems are reworked epigrams from the Palatine Anthology (discovered in 1606), and some of the verses were taken from Sappho's work. Upon the work's initial publication (France, 1894), expert scholars were fooled and considered the work to be genuine and the poems to have been authored by Bilitis. Even after Louys' deception was unmasked, enthusiasm for the book's poetry did not wane and the poems, which established Pierre Louys' historic significance as a Poet, continue to be considered an important literary work. The poems comprise three cycles, each of which represents a phase of Bilitis' life: Bucolics in Pamphylia, representing her childhood and first sexual encounters, Elegies at Mytilene covers indulgence in homosexual sensuality, and the final section, Epigrams in the Isle of Cyprus, covers her life there as a courtesan. As noted above, George Seferis, a Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, and the first Greek ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature gave this copy to Rex Warner. Both authors were deeply interested in all things related to Cyprus, thus explaining the gift. Signed copies of Pierre Louys' works, issued in French, while not rare, are relatively uncommon. However, signed copies of his works in English translation are real hen's teeth and exceedingly difficult to find. This copy, also having been signed and inscribed by Greece's first Nobel Laureate in Literature, is an extraordinary find. SCARCE to RARE.

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         BOOK OF PARADISE BEING THE HISTORIES AND SAYINGS OF THE MONKS AND ASCETICS OF THE EGYPTIAN DESERT BY PALLADIUS, HIERONYMUS AND OTHERS

      London, England: n.p., 1904. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt. 4to. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt. lxxviii, 918; (iv), 919-1095+(1), 768 pages. 2 Volumes. Text in English and Syriac. Limited to 500 copies. Printed for private circulation only. Lady Meux Manuscript No. 6. Preface, table of contents, introduction, appendix, indices of names and scriptural references. Second volume includes original Syriac text. Syriac texts according to the recension of 'Anân-Îsho of Bêth 'Âbhê. The earliest accounts of the Desert Fathers, translated by a renowned student of the Eastern languages, dedicated to his patroness, the Lady Meux. Traditionally ascribed to Sts. Palladius and Jerome, but their work was expanded over time. Pages of Syriac text in reverse order from English in accordance with the convention of that and other Middle Eastern languages. Covers scuffed at corners and along spine.

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         The Bankers' Directory and List of Attorneys

      1904. [BANKING]. The Bankers' Directory and List of Attorneys "Blue Book." July,1904, Edition. 503 pp, interleaved with numerous illustrated ads. Illustrated with 90 colour maps of the United States, Canada and Europe. Large 4to., 280 x 185 mm, bound in publisher's blue cloth stamped in gilt on the spine and front and back covers. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company, July, 1904. |~||~||~||~| A superb and exceptional example of Rand McNally's Banker's Directory, which was published throughout the second half of the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth. This is the 57th edition. Each bank throughout the U.S. and Canada is listed displaying its paid-up capital, surplus and profits, deposits, loans and discounts, stock and securities, cash and exchanges. Interspersed are ads for banks, and banking supplies plus the list of commercial lawyers at the end. Together a snapshot of the financial state of the U.S. during an important era of industrial growth. In fine condition, rare thus.

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         BOOK OF PARADISE BEING THE HISTORIES AND SAYINGS OF THE MONKS AND ASCETICS OF THE EGYPTIAN DESERT BY PALLADIUS, HIERONYMUS AND OTHERS

      London, England: n.p., 1904. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt. 4to. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt. lxxviii, 918; (iv), 919-1095+(1), 768 pages. 2 Volumes. Text in English and Syriac. Limited to 500 copies. Printed for private circulation only. Lady Meux Manuscript No. 6. Preface, table of contents, introduction, appendix, indices of names and scriptural references. Second volume includes original Syriac text. Syriac texts according to the recension of 'Anân-Îsho of Bêth 'Âbhê. The earliest accounts of the Desert Fathers, translated by a renowned student of the Eastern languages, dedicated to his patroness, the Lady Meux. Traditionally ascribed to Sts. Palladius and Jerome, but their work was expanded over time. Pages of Syriac text in reverse order from English in accordance with the convention of that and other Middle Eastern languages. Covers scuffed at corners and along spine.

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         THE MYSTERY OF A BUNGALOW

      LONDON METHUEN & CO. LTD PUB 1904. - NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J. COLONIAL EDITION / CHESNEY'S EARLIER MYSTERY "ADVENTURES OF A SOLICITOR" IS A HIGHLY REGARDED DECTECTIVE FICTION TITLE BLUEISH GREEN CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH BRIGHT GILT SPINE TITLES AND TITLES IN BLIND TO THE FRONT COVER WITH "METHUEN'S COLONIAL LIBRARY" CATALOGUE ENDPAPERS ALONG WITH A 40 PAGE METHUEN CATALOGUE DATED MARCH 1904 INSERTED AT THE REAR OF THE BOOK. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY OF A RARE BOOK. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Stock Exchange in Caricature, as Private Collection of Caricatures, Cartoons and Character Sketrches of Members of the New York Stock Exchange., humorously portraying their fads and foibles, and conveying the jovial spirit and good fellowship underlying the serious side of everyday life "on 'change." Issued under the Direction of a Committee of Member ? Part Two

      New York: Abram Stone, Publisher, 1904. First edition. #41 of 177 copies. PART TWO ONLY. 82 plates, including 3 by Thomas Nast. Arranged and printed under the direction of George E. Croscup at the Miller Press, New York. 1 vols. Folio. Original green cloth, stamped in cream with fading to lettering, some foxing to inner margins. With photo of William B. de Haven laid in at his caricature.

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      New York: Frederick A Stokes No date, [1904]. Grey cloth pictorially stamped in black, orange, white and titled in gilt, bottom front corner bumped, gift inscription. An uncommon and charming edition of Alice illustrated with 12 color plates with lettered guards as well as 42 b&w illustrations by Tenniel. Later editions are titled in ink as opposed to gilt.. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

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         Mathias Sandorf

      Hetzel 1904 - - Hetzel, Paris 1904, Grd. in 8 (18x27,5cm), 552pp., relié. - Edition illustrée par Benett et une carte. Cartonnage de l'éditeur, dos lisse à l'ancre, premier plat dit "au globe doré" dans sa deuxième version, second plat de type Engel "i". Rousseurs, chasse des gardes bleues d'origine fendues mais solidaires, dos un peu frotté, quelques restaurations très habiles du cartonnage. Mathias Sandorf est dédié de manière posthume à Alexandre Dumas. Jules Verne rend hommage en effet dans ce roman à l'auteur du Comte de Monte-Cristo ("Dans cet ouvrage, j'ai essayé de faire de Matthias Sandorf le Monte-Cristo des Voyages extraordinaires.") ; Sandorf a été comme lui emprisonné et trahi et ses aventures retraceront sa vengeance. Le roman se déroule sur le pourtour méditerranéenn de l'Europe du sud. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition illustrated. 111 drawings by Benette and a map. Catalog fine in 1886 for Cardboard editor connected Lenègre.; special plate Souze. Cardboard told the silver banner or ball. The cardboard was used only for the triple volume Sandorf. Beautiful state of two boards. Back faded. Rubbed Caps. Early slot on 5 cm upper joint. Roussseurs very light rain. Good copy, the first ice-cold plate. Sandorf is dedicated posthumously to Alexander Dumas. Jules Verne honors in effect in this novel the author of the Count of Monte Cristo ("In this book, I tried to make Matthias Sandorf Monte Cristo Extraordinary Voyages."); Sandorf was betrayed and imprisoned him as his adventures and retrace his revenge. The novel takes place on the periphery of the méditerranéenn southern Europe. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! 552pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         COUNTRY BIOGRAPHIES SHROPSHIRE

      Published by J.G. Hammond & Co. Limited, 1904. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Full dark blue leather binding. Gilt title and elaborate gilt decorations to front cover. Gilt title to spine. Embossed rear cover. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Numerous b/w photos. 173 pages. Book: book plate to front pastedown. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper else contents fine. Spine lightly browned. Overall a very handsome book. [S]

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         Happy England

      London: Adam & Charles Black 1904 - Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. With raised bands, titles, wide dentelles and all edges. The panels and upper board are very finely decorated with gilt floral tooling. With 81 full page colour plates by Helen Allingham. Some foxing especially to the preliminaries and opposite the tissues. A delightful volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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         Les Princesses

      Paris: F. Ferroud, 1904. First edition with these illustrations, ONE OF 400 COPIES, this unnumbered copy marked 'Réservé' and INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER ("souvenir de bonne confraternité"). Vignette title, etched frontispiece and 20 etched plates after drawings by Georges Rochegrosse. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Three quarter red morocco and marbled paper boards, gilt spine with blue leather labels, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut. With the original printed wrappers bound in with vignette on upper cover. Fine copy. Twenty Princesses in Verse and Drawing Banville's exquisite sonnet-portraits of the languid beauties are perfectly complemented by the delicate and lush eroticism of Rochegrosse's drawings. A unique copy of this masterfully produced book, and a lovely arrangement of text and image.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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         STORIES OF RED HANRAHAN.

      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1904. - Linen-backed boards, paper spine and cover labels. Spine label chipped, boards somewhat soiled, endsheets darkened, else a good, sound copy, in folding cloth slipcase, morocco label. First edition. One of five hundred copies printed. Inscribed by Lady Gregory on the front free endsheet to Augustus John, a frequent visitor to Coole: "A. E. John from A. Gregory." In spite of the date on the title-page, official publication did not occur until 16 May 1905. Yeats inscribed John Quinn's copy: "Red Hanrahan is an imaginary name - I saw it over a shop, or rather part of it over a shop in Galway village - but there were many poets like him in the eighteenth century in Ireland. I wrote these stories first in literary English but I could not get any sense of the village life with the words. Now, however, Lady Gregory has helped me, & I think the stories have the emotion of folklore. They are but half mine now, & often her beautiful idiom is the better half". WADE 59. MILLER 4.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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         PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF WESTERN OREGON, CONTAINING ORIGINAL SKETCHES OF MANY WELL KNOWN CITIZENS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT

      Chapman Publishing Company, Chicago 1904 - Biographies of many of the Oregonians who hagve contributed to the developmentand progress of Western Oregon. 1033 pages illustrated with numerous photographs of the prominent individuals, plus index. Smith: Pacific Northwest Americana 8308. Bound in original black leather with bevelled edges, raised bands, lettering stamped in gilt, and border and rule stamped in blind. All edges of text block in gilt. A handsome, near fine copy. A sturdy copy seldom found in such attractive condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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         ["The Aliens Bill", in:] The Liberal Magazine, a periodical for Liberal Speakers and Canvassers

      London: Liberal Publication Department, 1904. First edition. [661]-720 pp. 8vo. Near fine, in a red half morocco clamshell box and chemise. Bookplate on chemise. The magazine reprints Churchill's letter, known as, "The Aliens Bill." According to Woods, the letter was initially published in the Manchester Guardian, May 31, 1904, not a letter to the editor, but a private letter to Nathan Laski (1863-1941), of Manchester. The letter was later reprinted as a leaflet (cf. Woods A7 & Cohen A13).

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         Radio-Activity.

      Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1904. 8vo. In the original green full coth with gilt lettering to spine and boards. Capitals with slight wear, and inner front hinge a bit weak, otherwise a very nice and fresh copy. Small stamp to title-page. VIII, (2), 399 pp.. First edition of Rutherford's important work containing his "proposal of a new theory of atomic disintegration and of the nuclear nature of the atom", (Horblit 91) being "the first textbook on the subject and recognized as a classic at its publication in 1904" (DSB)."The first textbook on radioactivity, surveying contemporary knowledge of the entire field. Reasearch progressed so rapidly in this erea that the second edition, published only a year later, had to be enlarged by fifity percent. The book includes a discussion of Rutherford's revolutionary transformation theory, developed during the period 1902-1903, which states that radioactivity is a by-product of the transmutation of one element into another." (Norman)."After the discovery of thorium emanations in 1900 new concepts of atomic structure followed from the brilliant experiments of Rutherford. A new theory of atomic disintegration was proposed, then the nuclear nature of the atom. "(Dibner "Heralds of Science", No 51) Horblit 91Barchas 1840.Dibner 51

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         Framed Typed Letter Signed to a fellow tycoon

      Pittsburgh, PA 1904 - 1 page on personal stationery, 10.25 x 8 inches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 9, 1904. In this letter, the business magnate discusses bank accounts with multimillionaire and infamous Wall Street scammer James H. Hyde, in part: ".the Union Savings Bank does not like the idea of losing any accounts, and especially the one you refer to. However, if, in the conduct of your business, you find it necessary to reduce the number of your bank accounts, and the Union Savings Bank's account is on the list, no objections will be raised." Natural folds but still in near fine condition. Float-mounted beside a 10.25 x 8-inch photo of Frick seated next to another man in a buggy; double-matted in gray and set in a black and silver frame measuring 15.75 x 21.75 inches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Joan of Arc

      Birmingham, England, 1904. Watercolor on paper, signed "Leslie Brockhurst, aged 14 years". 1 vols. 12-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Framed. Near fine. Painted by Gerald L. Brockhurst at Age 14 This remarkable watercolor was done by Brockhurst while studying at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art. Notes Wildman: "At the turn of the century, the so-called Birmingham Group, mostly staff and students of the School, had achieved international prowess ... Brockhurst and his contemporaries were students during this golden age [and] benefited from the strengths of the School's teaching, especially those of draughtsmanship and design." Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1890-1978) was born in Birmingham, England, where he displayed a precocious talent for drawing. In London he was a prize-winning pupil at the Royal Academy Schools, and began etching in 1914. The following year he and his wife Anais moved to Ireland where for five years, under the patronage of Oliver St. John Gogarty, he made numerous paintings and drawings of Irish people and scenes. In 1920 he had returned to London and began a twenty-year career as an etcher - producing over 80 prints - and portrait painter of such distinction that he was able to command £1,000 a canvas, undertaking a maximun of 20 commissions a year. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1937. Around 1929 he met Kathleen Woodward, a sixteen-year old model, whom he rechristened Dorette, and who became the subject of some of his most important works. Their relationship developed rapidly, and led to a protracted, sensationalized divorce case which led to his and Dorette's departure to America in 1940, where they were later married. During the final thirty years of his life Brockhurst pursued a successful career as a portrait painter ($10,000 for a full-length study) dying after a long illness at his home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

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         The Pearl And The Pumpkin

      , 1904 No DustJacket

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         The Gold Bat

      Adam & Charles Black 1904 - Original pictorial red cloth, 277 printed pages complete with 8 full-page illustrations all correct as list and one page of adverts to the rear of the half-title page and 2 pages of adverts at the rear, all complete as issued. The book is frayed to the spine ends, it is quite rubbed to the sides of the spine and also slightly faded to the spine. There is a previous owners' attractive book-plate to the front paste down, the tissue-guard for the frontispiece is browned and creased and there is foxing to the pages. No inscriptions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         TWENTY ONE POEMS WRITTEN BY SELECTED BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1904.. Line and boards, paper spine label. Small bookplate on pastedown, usual tan offset to free endsheets, very faint tanning around edges of boards, but an unusually nice copy for this book, very good or better. First edition of the fourth Dun Emer Press book publication. One of 220 copies printed, and published on 21 February 1905. This copy has been signed by Yeats beneath his crossed- out name on the title-page. Uncommon thus. WADE 231. MILLER 5.

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         Shozoku chakuyozu [Illustrations of suits of clothes].

      Tokyo: Yoshikama Kyobunkan, 1904 - 2 volumes octavo. Original Japanese fukuro-toji, pouch or four-hole, binding, sepia-streaked paper covered card wraps with scarlet calligraphic titling and paper labels. Just a little rubbed at the extremities, light toning, else a very good set. 34 superbly-finished hand-coloured woodblock plates of costume. First edition of this beautifully illustrated work showing various types of Japanese courtly costume. A particularly interesting example of the genre, not only for the exceptional quality of colouring, and detailing of the rich of fabrics portrayed, but also for the meticulous labelling of each of the components of these complex outfits, from front and back. Compiled by Kosugi, a scholar of the classics and an official at the Imperial Museum, and including annotations drawn from Ise, a courtier of the Edo period who left extensive notes on courtly custom. Uncommon, with OCLC showing perhaps 8 sets worldwide.

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         ALICE IN WONDERLAND

      P.R.GAWTHORN LTD 1904 - Hardcover book Art-Binding in green and brown leather decorated in gold leaf by Maestro Dario Ustino. All color illustrations are present and in good condition by RENE CLOKE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Complete Works

      Boston: Dana Estes, 1904. hardcover. very good(+). Translated from the Russian and Edited by Leo Wiener. Frontispieces & other black & white photogravure illustrations from paintings. 28 vols. 8vo, maroon cloth. Boston: Dana Estes, 1904 -1912 The spines and paper spine labels are faded, and the tops of the spines are rubbed, but internally a clean set with solid hinges. Edition De Luxe, limited to 1000 numbered sets.

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         Farbiges Original-Bild: 3 Pudel

      . Hartkarton Sehr gut. Original-Bild des Künstlers Eriksdun (eigentlicher Name Heinrich Friedrich Kröger, 1904-1982), deutscher Maler, von ihm signiert, drei Pudel, Acryl auf Hartkarton, ein sehr gut erhaltenes Werk in den leuchtenden Farben, die Eriksduns Werke ausmachen. Wird als Rolle versendet. --- An original painting (acryl on card board) by German artist Eriksdun (1904-1982), three poodles, signed by artist, excellent condition for this unique painting in its bright colours. --- Une peinture originale (acryl sur carton) par l'artiste allemand Eriksdun (1904-1982) representant trois caniches, signee par l'artiste, excellent etat pour cette oeuvre unique aux couleurs vives et flamboyantes. --- 105 x 73 Cm. 1,5 Kg.

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         The Marvelous Land Of Oz

      Reilly & Lee 1904 - 2nd State. Previous owner's gift inscription on front endpaper. (Elegantly Written). No Jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Book is Very Good Plus with binding professionally recased and spine tips restored. Rare "A" binging. Book has light cover soil and faint light wear to extremities. Book has 12 color plates by John R. Neill. Contents are clean and unmarked. This book will be shipped with a custom fitted 4 mil Mylar jacket. The picture accompanying this listing shows the actual book being offered for sale. Prompt daily shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph Telegram Signed

      1904 - Signed. SCOTT, Robert F.Autograph manuscript draft for a telegram signed ("Rob. F. Scott") to an unknown recipient.Auckland Island, [circa March 20, 1904].Fine four-page autograph account intended for telegram of Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic written upon his return in 1904.Scott launched his journey of exploration in 1901 and remained within the frigid reaches of the southern hemisphere for the next three years. Here, Scott recounts the last year of the expedition: "After departure of ‘Morning’ 1903 temperatures fell rapidly men employed laying in stock of seal meat for winter. Winter passed most pleasantly and in all respects with greater comfort than that of 1902 the routine of scientific observations and work was continued Spring found all in excellent health and spirits Wilson & party visited Emperor penguin roosting at Cape Crozier with success temperatures encountered constantly below -50° Fahr." Scott takes note of several expeditions that met with varying degrees of success, including one which explored a strait containing a "large glacier of inland ice" and another which discovered "a vast plain [which was determined] to be afloat." He happily notes that "these journeys performed under very unfavorable conditions of weather & surface have added much to our information." Scott’s telegram contains descriptions of the geography: "Interior Victoria Land continues at height of 9000 feet–Evidently vast continental plateau Glacier Valley affords magnificent scenery and natural geological section of mountains Explored valley in detail discovering sand stone and plant remains." The official account of the expedition was not published in book form until 1905 (The Voyage of the ‘Discovery). Scientifically speaking, this first expedition was the more important of Scott’s two expeditions, although historically it is overshadowed by his tragic second journey, during which he perished.Perforation in upper left corner of each leaf, small loss to corner and edge of page 3, not affecting text; evidence of prior mounts on verso of each leaf. An exceptional document in excellent condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The Gentle Art of Resenting Injuries

      Privately Printed and Copyrighted by Fredercik Keppel, Printed at the De Vinne Press, New York 1904 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Master of Game ? The Oldest English Book on Hunting. Edited by Wm. A. and F. Baillie-Grohman. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt

      London: Published for the Editors by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, 1904. First edition, one of 600 copies. With 52 facsimile photogravure plates and monotint reproductions, including chromolithographic frontispiece. 1 vols. Folio. Recent full reversed calf, spine with raised bands, upper board inlaid with the gilt seal of Edward, 2nd Duke of York, from original binding. Some marginal chipping to leaf [a]4 (pp. vii-viii, ntroductory note), not affecting text. Fine, attractive copy. The first 10 copies were printed on Japanese hand- made vellum paper. One of these was presented by President Theodore Roosevelt to the German Emperor in 1910 after his visit to Berlin, while three other copies were bought by the late King Edward VII, the Prince of Wales (King George V) and Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria shortly before his assassination which gave rise to World War II. Partially a translation from the most famous hunting book, Gaston Phoebus, which the author wrote while in prison for an attempt to murder his cousin Richard II.

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         The Bosun and the Bob-Tailed Comet. One of Jack B. Yeats's Books for Children.

      1st ed Elkin Mathews London 1904 - Foolscap8vo, [20], [4 - adverts for Yeats' books] p. Every page with a Yeats' illustration and a few lines of text beneath. Original blue pictorial paper over light card covers with the figure hand-coloured by Yeats. A few spots of foxing on the free endpapers otherwise near fine clean copy. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         A Western Trip

      [Detroit: Herold Press,] for private circulation only, 1904. First edition. 12 mounted full-page color photographs by William Henry Jackson and 18 smaller mounted black and white photographs in text. 91 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown russia, upper board pictorial gilt, t.e.g., fore edge uncut. Some fading and rubbing at spine and edges, offsetting in text, front inner hinge tender. Inscribed by the author on the fly-leaf opposite the title "Carl E. Schmidt to R. Jacobsen 'That's all' Christmas 1904". Loosely inserted is a T.L. S. from Carl E. Schmidt, Detroit, 21 December 1904. To R Jacobsen, c/o Hide & Leather, Chicago, conveying the book as a Christmas gift, with a manuscript postscript beneath the signature, "Please do not mention in paper." Bookplates of John M. Schiff and another. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. STREETER COPY This lavishly produced record of a sporting trip to Yellowstone takes the form of the diary of Detroit industrialist Carl Schmidt, and includes a section on fishing. Chapter 9, pp. 63-72, is entitled "A Fishing Trip." The present copy comes from the celebrated library of Thomas Winthrop Streeter, with his pencil note "Dauber & Pine, June 1953. The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly-created Photochrom Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The black and white photographs are by members of the party. An outstanding sporting and Western rarity, with a highly desirable provenance.

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         Iconographie complète des Coquilles Fossiles de l'Éocène des environs de Paris.

      Paris 1904-1912. 2 volumes. 4to. pp. 12, (2); 20, (1), with 110 plates and descriptive text. Cloth. B.M.(Nat. Hist.) VI, 235. A complete copy of this very scarce privately published work. The plates contain 2750 figures of shells.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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         NEVADA: THE BANNER GOLD COUNTY OF CALIFORNIA (COVER TITLE). NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. THE MOST PROSPEROUS MINING COUNTY OF THE UNITED STATES. WHERE GOOD MINES ARE FOUND IN A COUNTRY WITH A PERFECT CLIMATE AND ALL THE COMFORTS OF CIVILIZATION

      Daily Miner Transcript Print, n. d. (ca 1904)]., 1904. 6 7/8" x 5 1/4" gold gilt embossed purple wrappers, n. p. (36 pp.), illustrated, map. Numerous black and white photographic illustrations of the county, its town, buildings, and mines, plus a double-page map of Nevada County. A handsome little booklet promoting Nevada County, California, with illustrations of the major towns, buildings, and mines of the region. This booklet was reviewed in the San Francisco Call, October 3, 1904. The region continued to produce millions of dollars in gold even in the early 20th century, more than 50 years after discovery of gold in California, but on an industrial scale, not that of the individual placer miner. Several views of the area's major mines operating at the turn of the 20th century, plus a view of the Electric Hoisting Works of Grass Valley. There is also a list of members of the Executive Committee of Nevada County Promotion Committee. A tiny stain (looks like a tiny spot of coffee) in the margin of the last page which diminishes to nothing 8 pages later, on page 11 is a stamped address of a real estate agent that is contained mostly in the margin, and portions of the covers lightly faded, else a very good, internally clean copy.

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         Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

      London: Edward Arnold, 1904. First edition. With four illustrations by James McBryde. 270, [16, ads, dated November 1904] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original beige linen, stamped in black and red, yapp fore-edges. Spine and edges a trifle darkened and soiled, upper hinge cracked., early gift inscription on title page. Very good, in custom black, morocco-backed clamshell case. The first work of fiction by the distinguished scholar, educator, administrator and antiquarian who was one of the greatest ghost-story writers of all time. Had he not written in the genre, Rhodes, born in 1862, would have been remembered as a writer and expert on apocryphal literature and medieval manuscripts, as director of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum, a noteworthy administrator of King's College, and Provost of Eton until his death in 1936. Instead, we know him as a masterful narrator who 'surpassed most writers of ghost stories in the eeriness of his atmosphere, the individual and peculiarly creepy quality of his plots, and the vindictiveness and maligancy of his ghosts..." (Kunitz & Haycraft, Twentieth Century Authors). Among the eight extremely creepy stories in this volume is the frequently anthologized tale, "The Mezzotint"

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         Lloyd's Book of House Flags & Funnels of the principal steamship lines of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessels

      London published for the Committee of Lloyd's 1904 - good clean condition hardback, professionally re-cased into the original blue cloth gilt binding. a little crayon scribble to some of the blank pages, and final colour page. the very rare first edition of the Lloyd's book of House Flags and Funnels, the most comprehensive guide to the distinguishing flags and funnels of the world's shipping lines. the work comprises an 18 page index, 74 pages of colour illustrations, some blank template pages for adding new colours, 28 pages detailing company's night signals, and 26 pages of related period adverts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         TWENTY ONE POEMS WRITTEN BY . SELECTED BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS.

      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1904. - Line and boards, paper spine label. Small bookplate on pastedown, usual tan offset to free endsheets, very faint tanning around edges of boards, but an unusually nice copy for this book, very good or better. First edition of the fourth Dun Emer Press book publication. One of 220 copies printed, and published on 21 February 1905. This copy has been signed by Yeats beneath his crossed- out name on the title-page. Uncommon thus. WADE 231. MILLER 5.

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         The Chemist and Druggist: The Business Newspaper for all sections of the Drug, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Cosmetic, Perfumery and Associated Industries. vols. 65-88 (1904-1916)

      London 1904-1916 - volumes 65 to 88, complete volumes, an uninterrupted run, very thick and heavy quartos, illustrated, ex library, else text clean & bindings tight. Photos available upon request.

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         The Art of Wise Investing. A series of short articles on investment values, pointing out the essentional characteristics of safe investment securities, with a review of the financial pitfalls into which superficial examination inevitably leads.

      New York: Moody Publishing Co, 1904 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to front board gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine ends and corners very lightly rubbed, fore edges of boards slightly bumped, occasional spotting to prelims and endmatter. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing of this small work on investment, compiled by the publisher together with Hume (b.1830), the author of The Art of Investing, first published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, in 1888.

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         Salmon Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia

      New York: [The De Vinne Press] Printed for Private Distribution to the Author's Friends, 1904. First edition, Number 61 of 100 copies printed on Imperial Japan Paper. Photogravure frontispiece, 15 photogravure plates, and 3 color plates of flies. 152, [1] pp. Printed by the DeVinne Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Original parchment-backed boards, printed paper label, minor foxing to upper quarter of front cover, else a fine copy. In open-faced paper case. A splendid work of unsurpassed, almost lyrical, prose and superb photogravures - and of predictable rarity. This is one of two versions, and, as it contains 152 pages against 143 in the other, mostly expanding the data on the Salmon, Bruns believes that this may "have been a reserved presentation copy, with additions by the author"

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         A Western Trip

      [Detroit: Herold Press,] for private circulation only, 1904. First edition. 12 mounted full-page color photographs by William Henry Jackson and 18 smaller mounted black and white photographs in text. 91 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown russia, upper board pictorial gilt, t.e.g., fore edge uncut. Some fading and rubbing at spine and edges, offsetting in text, front inner hinge tender. Inscribed by the author on the fly-leaf opposite the title "Carl E. Schmidt to R. Jacobsen 'That's all' Christmas 1904". Loosely inserted is a T.L. S. from Carl E. Schmidt, Detroit, 21 December 1904. To R Jacobsen, c/o Hide & Leather, Chicago, conveying the book as a Christmas gift, with a manuscript postscript beneath the signature, "Please do not mention in paper." Bookplates of John M. Schiff and another. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. STREETER COPY This lavishly produced record of a sporting trip to Yellowstone takes the form of the diary of Detroit industrialist Carl Schmidt, and includes a section on fishing. Chapter 9, pp. 63-72, is entitled "A Fishing Trip." The present copy comes from the celebrated library of Thomas Winthrop Streeter, with his pencil note "Dauber & Pine, June 1953. The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly-created Photochrom Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The black and white photographs are by members of the party. An outstanding sporting and Western rarity, with a highly desirable provenance.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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 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, folding coloured plan of the arrangement of the Durbar Camps, 30 full plate photogravure portraits by Walker & Cockerell [including the King Emperor, Lord and Lady Curzon and numerous ruling Princes], 18 full plate hlaf tone illustrations from photographs [scenes of the Durbar, processions, etc], xiv, 347pp. Original red cloth gilt but rather worn and faded [especially the spine and the front board], front hinge cracked but holding well, top edges gilt. Internally the book is quite clean, the folded plates are neatly folded and most of the plates retain their paper guards. Unlike many copies of this book the contents are not shaken. It is a very heavy volume and one which was always going to suffer through use. although externally not a particularly handsome copy this is nonetheless the most thorough and authoritative contemporary record of this great imperial event and far superior to modern reprints because of the illustrations. The portraits are not the most obvious subjects and include interesting representatives from distant areas [Kalat, the Shan States, Nepal, the North West Frontier Provin ces, etc] They are also the more interesting for being by a wide range of photographers. The detailed narrative of events is followed by a series of Appendices which detail Official Despatches, the Gazette of India giving honours awarded, lists of officers on special duty in the various camps, and over 30 pages listing Official Guests. This is a good complete copy: often some of the portraits, the panorama, or the attractive coloured plan of the Camps have been detached. This is heavy volume which will require extra shipping costs if sent overseas. Size: Folio [10.5 x 12.5ins] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      N.P.: The Black Hills Mining Men's Association, 1904., 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.

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         A History of the Indian Mutiny

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1904?-1912. Reviewed and Illustrated from Original Documents. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth neatly repaired. 39 plates, 11 maps and 3 larger folding maps (Delhi & Lucknow). Some foxing. First edition, with an excellent provenance: volumes I and II carry the bookplate of Lieutenant-General Stephen Chamier (1834-1910), an army officer with an extensive service record in India, present at nineteen actions, particularly during the Mutiny (1857). An uncommon and thorough work, still consulted today, most recently by Kaushik Roy, in his The Army in British India: From Colonial Warfare to Total War 1857-1947 (Bloomsbury 2013).

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         Histoire de J. Mc N. Whistler et de son ?uvre

      Paris: H. Floury, Libraire-Editeur 1, Boulevard des Capucines, 1904. First edition, #22 of 50 on Japan. 19 plates, including one in color, with PLATES IN TWO STATES. 209 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full brown levant, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in, by Zaehnsdorf. Fine. First edition, #22 of 50 on Japan. 19 plates, including one in color, with PLATES IN TWO STATES. 209 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 50.

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         Partisan Rangers of the Confederate States Army. Memoirs of General Adam R. Johnson.

      Louisville: Fetter, 1904. - 476p. Photos. Red cloth with gilt decorations & lettering. Flyleaf presentation: "Compliment of the Author to the Library of Baylor University" Dated 1904. No library markings. Spine cloth is slightly dull, very small hole about 1/4" long near top of front gutter, another 1/8"near bottom of gutter, small blemish probably from silverfish on front cover about 1/2" not affecting decoration . Very Good Copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Histoire de J. Mc N. Whistler et de son ?uvre

      Paris: H. Floury, Libraire-Editeur 1, Boulevard des Capucines, 1904. First edition, #22 of 50 on Japan. 19 plates, including one in color, with PLATES IN TWO STATES. 209 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full brown levant, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in, by Zaehnsdorf. Fine. First edition, #22 of 50 on Japan. 19 plates, including one in color, with PLATES IN TWO STATES. 209 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 50.

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         Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose HALDANE MACFALL'S COPY

      John Lane, . 1904 - First edition, engraved photogravure portrait frontispiece, plates, 4-page catalogue at end, HALDANE MACFALL'S COPY, with his bookplate designed by Edward Gordon Craig, inscribed "To Haldane Macfall from his wife", with several acerbic marginal comments particularly to the Preface (approx 7 in pencil) text (2 in pencil) and to the bibliography at the rear (2 in light red crayon), publisher's decorative blue cloth gilt, upper front corners slightly bumped [Lasner 141], John Lane the Bodley Head, 1904, 4toSome of the notes are insightful and amusingly caustic. In the John Lane Preface text "most lovable man it has ever been my privilege to know" has Macfall's note "Oh Judas! was that why he was betrayed?"Unique copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La femme et le pantin.

      H. Piazza et cie - Paris, 1904, petit in-4 demi-maroquin brun à coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, motif d'une orange feuillue dessinée et mosaïquée, répété au dos, tête dorée, non rognée, couvertures illustrées conservées. Reliure signée de Noulhac. Dos éclairci. 51 illustrations en couleurs par P. Roïg, dont une sur la couverture et 17 à pleine page. Le texte est orné d'encadrements décoratifs en noir et en couleurs par Riom. Tirage à 290 exemplaires, celui-ci sur papier vélin à la cuve. Quelques rousseurs sur les deux premiers feuillet de garde avec transfert d'une petite tache sur la couverture. Une tache (1cmx1cm) sur la tranche inférieure. Sinon très bel exemplaire de ce charmant illustré à l'ornementation somptueuse. Carteret IV-252 Edition cotée. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Seemann; 1904.. 304/ 240 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut.

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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