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        The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine.

      London: Methuen & Co. 1902 - 8vo. 301 pp. plus a 47-page publisher's catalogue dated March 1910 bound in at the rear. Red cloth over boards with gilt titling on the front panel and on the spine. Light bumping to the corners and to some of the edges, and dusting to the covers. Spine has darkened a bit. Tanning to the front end-papers. Inscribed on the half-title: 'Richard .H. G. Wells' with a drawing of a mermaid holding what appears to be a mirror. The 'Sea Lady' is a mermaid. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet

      John Murray; E. P. Dutton & Company 1902 - Bound in publisher's green cloth. Gilt lettered and stamp of the Royal Geographical Society on front cover. Library stamps and markings to edges. 285 pages. 34 illustrations and maps, 6 of which are folding. Large color map of Tibet at rear. Tears to anchors of fold outs. 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." (Waller, p. 193) 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 the 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 the 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, Younghusband suffered 5 casualties). 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, which speaks to the relationship of knowledge to subjugation. Refs: Derek Waller's The Pundits: British Exploration of Tibet and Central Asia. University Press of Kentucky, 1990, 193-209 pp. Also, Samanth Subramanian's superb piece, The Spy Who Fell for Tibet in the New York Times Magazine, March 20, 2016, p. MM61. Sanberg, Graham. "Exploration of Tibet Its History & Particulars from 1623 to 1904." Thacker Spink, 1904, 163-172 pp. 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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        Von der Pflanze zum Ornament.

      Göppingen. Jllig und Müller.(ca. 1902). 52 x 37 cm. Folio. Original illustr. Halbleinwandmappe. Etwas fleckig u. bestoß. Rücken leicht aufgepl. Gustav Kolb (1867 in Leidringen - 1943 in Stuttgart) war ein deutscher Kunsterzieher. Als Herausgeber der Zeitschrift Kunst und Jugend und als Verfasser des in vielen Schulen verwendeten Standardwerks Bildhaftes Gestalten als Aufgabe der Volkserziehung prägte er die Kunsterziehung, bis im 1934 die Schriftleitung entzogen wurde. 1901 veröffentlichte er zusammen mit seinem Freund und Kollegen Karl Gmelich ein Tafelwerk Von der Pflanze zum Ornament. Statt des damals in den Lehrplänen geforderten Kopierens historischer Vorlagen wollten sie \" die Jugend anleiten zum gewissenhaften sachlichen Studium der Pflanze, deren Wachstums- und Bildungsgesetze und typische Grundfomen es klar zu erkennen und mit den einfachsten Mitteln darzustellen gilt \".; - These very decorative Art Nouveau plates show the decorative use of plants and flowers in ornamentation. Some plates show the patterns, while others show how the patterns were derived form shapes found in nature. Many plates feature iridescent gold colouring that blends beautifully with the deep, rich tons. - Mit 30 farbigen Tafeln und erläuternden Text. - Titelblatt und Textblatt fleckig, Tafeln meist sauber. Lose in der Mappe. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Ornamente; Pflanzen, Kunstgeschichte, Kunstgewerbe und -handwerk; Tafelband; Werkausgaben

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        The Nigger of the "Narcissus." Preface

      Hythe, England: Pvtly ptd for the Author by J. Lovick, 1902. First edition thus, one of 100 copies. 8 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. stapled without wrappers as issued. Green half morocco slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Charles Bain Hoyt. First edition thus, one of 100 copies. 8 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The First Separate Printing of Conrad's Artistic Credo. Cagle A3f; Wise 12

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        The Virginian A Horseman Of The Plains

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with gilt, black and red text and decorations stamped in the spine and front board. The heel of the spine is rubbed and worn in three very small areas causing slight, shallow breaks in the cloth none any deeper than 1/16". An old bookseller's label is afixed to the lower inside edge of the first free end page; otherwise, there are no markings or indications of previous ownership. Without its extremely scarce, red cloth dust jacket. This copy is accompanied by a signed, handwritten letter by Owen Wister to "My Dear Miss Layton" for her note to him about "The Virginian" confirming that such a person never existed except "in a general way". The letter is dated Nov. 14, 1903, a year and eight months after the publication of the book. 504 pages of text followed by 6 pages of ads. Illustrated with 8 plates by Arthur I. Keller which are all present. An extremely bright and handsome copy of a classic western fiction title without a hint of soiling or fading. (Johnson/Blanck, p547; Bruccoli & Clark p392; Graff. 4725; Reese, Six Score, 116)

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        A DISSERTATION UPON SECOND FIDDLES

      Grant Richards, London 1902 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-270 [271: blank] [272: printer's imprint], original brown cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. This oddly titled, but glorious volume . [which] appeared in 1902 under the Grant Richards imprint, is a collection of four novellas loosely linked by both a common theme and the reappearance of certain minor characters from one tale to another. Stylistically, the novellas are a great improvement over the earlier short stories. O'Sullivan has discovered humor, albeit of a midnight-black variety, and perhaps a new literary master as well. The lean, razor-sharp intelligence of Baudelaire that had heretofore served as O'Sullivan's literary Pharos has been supplanted by a more discursive, grandly baroque manner of expression. O'Sullivan now sounds like nothing so much as an English-language Leon Bloy. The first section, "Of Kindred," presents another mysterious stranger offering a deal too good to be true to another desperate protagonist. But whereas in the earlier story, "The Bargain of Rupert Orange," the Mephistopheles figure is a real demon, and Orange, a man within an ace of starving to death in a garret, in this tale an aging titled hypochondriac has a run-in with a mysterious German academic with a novel theory on the prolongation of life. (Briefly it consists of identifying your strongest enemies and gifting them with annuities that expire upon your death, thus turning their hatred into fervent wishes for your continued good health.) The black humor aspect involves one enemy misunderstanding the arrangement and literally killing the goose that laid the golden egg." - Andrew Mangravite. Not in the Colbeck catalogue. Mild rubbing to cloth at edges, small spot to rear cover, endpapers tanned, hairline crack along inner rear hinge, a very good copy. "Library" is blind-stamped on the front cover, but there are no library marks inside or outside. A very scarce book. (#155530) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Dichter, Maler und Zeichner (1832-1908): Eigenh. Antwortbrief mit e. U. ("W. B.").

      Mechtshausen, März 1902. 8°. 1 S., - "[ ] Sehr geehrter Herr Trojan! Offen gesagt, ist es mir ja lieb, wenn grad Sie was über mich schreiben; aber nicht deshalb, sondern lediglich, weil wir wissen, daß Sie ein Mann sind, der schöne Gedichte macht, sollen Sie meinen Angehörigen und mir recht freundlich willkommen sein. Ein genauer Wink über die Zeit Ihres Besuchs, womöglich ein paar Tage vorher, dürfte der Sicherheit wegen wohl rathsam erscheinen. Bestellen Sie den Wagen vom Bahnhofshotel in Seesen, so bringt er Sie in etwa ¾ [Bohne 1338 schreibt falsch: ½] Stunden hierher. Mit Dank für den liebenswürdigen Brief Ihr ergebenster W. B." - // - Diesen Antwortbrief verfasste Wilhelm Buschs auf der Rückseite des letzten Blattes des Briefes seines Schriftsellerkollegen Johannes Trojan (1837-1915) an ihn. Trojan war 1886-1903 Chefredakteur des "Kladderadatsch" und wurde im Laufe der mit unserem Schreiben angebahnten Beziehung mit Wilhelm Busch und dessen Familie befreundet. Trojan plante, für den "Tag" (illustrierte Unterhaltungsbeilage) einen Artikel zu Buschs 70. Geburtstag zu verfassen. Er wollte den berühmten Kollegen interviewen und hatte [auf der Rückseite unseres Blattes] geschrieben: "[ ] wenn dies Bekanntmachen auf nicht ungeschickte Weise geschieht, so können Sie auch nichts dagegen haben. Eine Zeit lang dachte ich auch darüber, ob ich mich Ihnen nicht in irgend einer Verkleidung nähern sollte, etwa als Bettler oder als Lebensversicherungsagent oder als reisender Grundmarsbesitzer oder einfach als Besucher, dann aber dachte ich, es wäre das Beste doch, auch in dieser Sache, ganz offen und ehrlich zu verfahren. Das tue ich hiermit und bitte Sie um einen freundlichen Bescheid. Ihr sehr ergebener J. Trojan." - // - Busch hat die leere Rückseite dieses an ihn gerichteten Briefes für den Entwurf seiner Antwort benutzt, die dann noch einmal von ihm abgeschrieben und per Post an Trojan verschickt wurde. So konnte er als tüchtiger Hausvater Papier sparen und das Schreiben an ihn und seine Antwort zusammen für sich und uns aufbewahren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Richard Husslein]
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        The Pothunters.

      London: Adam & Charles Black,, 1902. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver, trophy motif to front board and spine silver. Housed in a custom blue slipcase. Frontispiece and 9 plates. School prize bookplate to front pastedown (Elmhurst School, South Croydon). A little rubbing to extremities, occasional mild foxing to contents. An exceptional copy. First edition, first impression of Wodehouse's first published book, in the first issue binding (the sheets were reissued in 1915 in a grey-blue cloth binding, lettered in gilt and blue). Scarce in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OLD MOTHER HUBBARD

      - MOTHER GOOSE. OLD MOTHER HUBBARD designed by Charles J. Costello. NY: Hurst (1902). 4to (9 x 10 3/4"), pictorial cloth, faint pink area on cover else VG+. The text consists of the classic Mother Goose rhymes. Each page is printed in a different color on very heavy stock, with verses incorporated into the pictures. Illustrated by Harry Otis Kennedy in the style and usage of bold colors of Denslow. This is a striking picture book by the duo who illustrated and lettered Baum's Army and Navy Alphabets. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Writings

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. Full leather. Ten volumes. Thick octavo. The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman. Including a biography of Whitman by his literary executors Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, Horace L.Traubel and Oscar Lovell Triggs. The Collector's Camden Edition is limited to three hundred numbred set which this is number 150, portrait illustrations frontispiece with title tissue guard, red and green decorative title pages. Bound handsomely in full red morocco, front board gilt signature of Walt Whitman, spine gilt decoration floral motif between raised banding, gilt title, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      George Newnes London, 1902 First edition (1902 on title page). 8vo. Frontispiece and 15 full-page illustrations by Sidney Paget. Original red cloth stamped in gilt with elaborate floral design and pictorial hound in black.8vo (183 × 117 mm.), pp. [viii], 358, [2], with frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Original red cloth, gilt stamped design with black silhouette with the hound, signed "A[lfred].G[arth].J[ones].". Slight sunning to spine and very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. An excellent copy. First edition in book form. The title first appeared in serial format in Strand magazine in 1901-2 and remains the best known of the ever-popular Sherlock Holmes series. The novel appeared after Doyle had killed off his hero in an epic struggle with between Holmes and his bitter foe Moriarty, but a public out-cry ensued and The hound of Baskervilles appeared (with the sub-title "another adventure of Sherlock Holmes" to create the illusion that the story was from an earlier date) and was met with unprecedented success. Bauman: "First issue, with "you" for "your" on page 13, line 3 and the illustration facing page 76 reversed (as it was originally in the Strand Magazine, October 1901).". Owner's signature on half-title. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        A History of the American People

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1902. 5 volumes, octavo. Contemporary red half morocco, low bands to spine forming compartments, titles direct to second and third within double rules gilt, arabesque design to remaining compartments gilt, red cloth sides ruled in gilt, top edges gilt, bottom edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard to each volume, title-pages printed in red and black, otherwise profusely illustrated with portraits, maps, plans, facsimiles and views. Near-contemporary ownership inscription to each first blank. A few extremities lightly rubbed. An excellent set. First edition of Wilson's monumental narrative history of the United States from settlement to 1900, which he completed at Princeton in the early summer of 1902, a few months before he was sworn in as President of the University by a unanimous vote. A highly appealing set.

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        Forest, Lake and River. The Fishes of New England & Eastern Canada

      For Subscribers, Boston 1902 - First edition, no. 78 of 350 copies. Chromolithograph frontispiece by A.D. Turner to vol. I, portrait frontispiece to vol. II; three color plates of flies (Salmon, Trout, Bass), two color plates of fish, numerous reproductions of fish, and black-and-white lithographic plates, with decorative ornaments and vignettes throughout. xxvi, 313, [3]; xi, 368 pp. Printed at the University Press. 2 vols. 4to. An unusually nice copy. Bruns B-33 Reversed calf, with circular onlay of color fly on front covers, silk endpapers, some foxing. About fine, but, as usual, missing the wraparound bands. Bookplate of Henry A. Portong Chromolithograph frontispiece by A.D. Turner to vol. I, portrait frontispiece to vol. II; three color plates of flies (Salmon, Trout, Bass), two color plates of fish, numerous reproductions of fish, and black-and-white lithographic plates, with decorative ornaments and vignettes throughout. xxvi, 313, [3]; xi, 368 pp. Printed at the University Press. 2 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE CORONATION DURBAR, DELHI , 1903. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY (with Maps).

      Printed At The Foreign Office Camp Press, Delhi 1902 - The fact that this directory was printed at the Camp in Delhi suggests it was printed as late as December 1902: the first official event was the State Entry of the Viceroy, Duke of Connaugh & Princes of India on Monday 29th December 1902. iii (contents), iv (introductory note), 208pp. Original red cloth gilt, front board with title beneath an imperial crown, binding perfectly sound but a little dull and with a few marks, the text block is held in the binding loosely by a thin tape [in this case broken at the top] and has the original shiny red pape covers with half title printed in typed lettering on the front, text block is quite clean with no prevous ownership markings in black. The front pocket of the binindg retains the original "Skeleton Map of Delhi City and Part of Civil Lines, showing the route to be followed by the State Procession on Decmber 29th 1902" on a scale of approx 300 yards to the inch. The other three maps which are lacking from the pocket are provided in photocopied form from our reference copy and comprise: "Plan of Camps of a scale of 2 inches to 1 mile", "Central Camp on a scale of 6inches to 1 mile" , & Plan showing the Disposition of Troops and Arrangements for the Coronation Durbar, January 1st 1903, on a scale of 6 inches to 1 mile". This is now a very scarce and invaluable directory which to our knowledge hasnot, unlike the 1911 directory, been reproduced in facsimile form. The 8 chapters comprise: Lists of Occupants of the Princeipal Camps [pp 1-37]; Nominal Lists of Native Cheifs, Noblemen, and Gentlemen encamped in the provincial Camps [pp38-79]; Military Staffs and Regimental Camps [pp80-140]; Colonial Representatives and Foreign Delegations [pp 141-143]; Details relating to the more important functions [pp 143-169]; State Entry, Durbar Proceedings, etc; Other Functions and Amusements [pp 170-179]; Review of Native Cheifs' Retinues, fireworks, native wrestling. etc, miscellaneous information [pp 180-203]; Art Exhinition, Durbar Light Railway, Central Market, Postal Facilities, railway routes, sight-seeing, etc. In order to be as accurate as possible this Directory was produced late in the day, which probably explains the detached nature of the text from the binding and the fact that there was no index. The lack of an index was noted at the Durbar and a separate one was produced as a small booklet that was given free to those who requested it. we have only ever had one copy of the index. Size: 12mo [7 x 4.5ins, 18 x 11cm] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lawson History of the America's Cup. A Record of Fifty Years.

      Boston, MA: 1902. First Edition, limited to 3000 copies of which this No 986. Quarto, 200 x 305 mm, with eighty-nine plates in colour and black and white with captioned tissues, pp. (xv), 402. Handsomely bound in recent full blue morocco, raised bands, gilt rules and titles, gilt border to boards, marbled endpapers. Lawson had the run privately printed, many of which he distributed to libraries and institutions; this copy was presented to Amherst Town Library, although it is well preserved and contains no library markings of any kind. One of the major America's Cup works. Toy 1621, Morris & Howland p.82.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      George Newnes, Limited, 1902 Very good in original red cloth covered boards with gilt detailing on the front cover and spine. First U.K. edition with the first issue point on page 13, line 3 "you for "your". Some sun fading along the spine; rubbing along edges and spine ends. Previous owner's name inscribed on the front free end paper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Die evangelischen Kirchenordnungen des XVI. Jahrhunderts (8 Bände) - Bd. I: Sachsen und Thüringen, nebst angrenzenden Gebieten: Die Ordnungen Luthers. Die ernestinischen und albertinischen Gebiete/ Bd. II: Sachsen und Thüringen, nebst angrenzenden Gebieten: Die vier geistlichen Gebiete (Merseburg, Meissen, Naumburg-Zeitz, Wurzen)/ Bd. III: Die Mark Brandenburg -Die Markgrafenthümer Ober-Lausitz und Nieder-Lausitz - Schlesien/ Bd. IV: Das Herzogthum Preußen - Polen - Die ehemals polnischen Landestheile des Königreichs Preussen - Das Herzogthum Pommern/ Bd. VI/ 1: Niedersachsen: Die Welfischen Lande: Die Fürstentümer Wolfenbüttel und Lüneburg mit den Städten Braunschweig und Lüneburg/ Bd. VI/2: Niedersachsen: Die Welfischen Lande: Die Fürstentümer Calenberg-Göttingen und Grubenhagen mit den Städten Göttingen, Northeim, Hannover, Hameln und Einbeck - Die Grafschaften Hoya und Diepholz - Anhang: Das Freie Reichsstift Loccum/ Bd. VII/ II. Hälfe: Die außerwelfischen Lande: Erzstift Bremen, Stadt Stade, Stadt Buxtehude, Stift Verden, Stift Osnabrück, Stadt Osnabrück, Grafschaft Ostfriesland und Herlingerland/ Bd. VII/ II. Hälfte (2. Teil): Stift Hildesheim, Stadt Hildesheim, Grafschaft Oldenburg und Herrschaft Jever.

      Reisland/ Mohr Verlag 1902 - 1980. je Band zwischen 500 und 800 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt leicht angebräunt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 8 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      McClure, Phillips & Co, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 249 pp. + 8 pages of ads at rear. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. First American edition, first printing, Brunton's State 3. (The state incorrectly assumed by many bibliographers to be the first. Does not state "Illustrated" on title page, mentions George Newnes but no publication date line on copyright page. Similar in size and cloth to our other Tabard Inn copy but with an entirely different, more squat gilt font than it or the trade edition. The Tabard Inn Library was a membership library that placed books in hotels and other business for customers to read.) Near Fine, with rubbing to cloth at extremities, and a bit to the bottom of the front board, previous owner name to front free end paper, small rubber stamp to rear paste down, and light sporadic foxing to pages. A lovely copy.

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        YOUTH: A NARRATIVE: and Two Other Stories

      Edinburgh:: Blackwood and Sons,. 1902.. First edition, with earliest ads dated "10/02." Three stories or novellas, including one of Conrad's most highly regarded works, HEART OF DARKNESS. Connolly, in his MODERN MOVEMENT, calls it "a masterpiece of sinister deterioration seen by the narrator who is himself profoundly altered by it" [Connolly 14]. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked HEART OF DARKNESS among its hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt with decoration in black, titles and floral decorations to front board in black. Light shelf wear to spine and edges, otherwise near fine with endpapers only very slightly tanned and just a hint of scattered foxing to prelims. .

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        Autograph letter to author [Edoardo] de Fonseca, signed twice

      Edoardo de Fonseca was a successful art critic, writer, and dramatist who published two of Puccini's songs. De Fonseca commissioned the first song, Terre e mare, for the 1902 edition of his Annual Album of Arts and Letters, Novissima. On November 29, 1908, Fonseca invited Puccini to complete a questionnaire about his three houses at Torre del Lago, Chiatri, and Boscolungo Abetone, and to compose music to an old Italian adage "Casa mia, per piccina che tu sia, tu mi sembri una Badia" - the equivalent of "There's no place like home." Puccini sent his replies and a short song, Casa mia, Casa mia, to Fonseca on November 29, 1908, though he was not too fond of the music: "Dear Edoardo, I advise you to throw this [song] in the wastepaperbasket." From Puccini's responses, de Fonseca fashioned an article, which he published, along with a facsimile of the the song, in his periodical, La Casa, the following month. Budden: Puccini His Life and Works, pp. 296-297; Schickling, Giacomo Puccini: Catalogue of the Works, pp. 72-73, and 315-316. The "proofs" mentioned in the present letter in all likelihood refer to either Casa mia, casa mia or to Terre e mare.. 2 pp. [Torre del Lago, ?1902 or 1908]. In blue and black ink on cardstock, 71 x 110 mm. In Italian (with translation). Puccini has received some proofs from de Fonseca. He sends regards on behalf of his friends Angelino, Tomasi, and Ludovico. "[The proofs] are fine and I thank you very much for them... If I had to find a fault, I'd say it's the predominant color: optimism." Slightly browned; remnants of adhesive and light staining and wear to edges.

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        L'Ameublement Art Nouveau

      Dourdan (um 1902) - Fol., 4 Seiten und 29 (von 30) Lichtdrucktafeln. lose in Ohlwd.-Mappe, diese bestoßen. Schneider-Henn, Ornament, 300: „Die Tafeln zeigen stilgültige Einzelmöbel Sie vertreten einen von der Schule von Nancy beinflußten Jugendstil“ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire De Nancy (en 3 tomes)

      Berger - Levrault, Paris/Nancy 1902 - PFISTER Christian -Professeur d'Histoire de l'Est de la France à l'Université de Nancy, Correspondant de l'Institut) - Histoire de Nancy - En 3 tomes - Paris/Nancy, Berger-Levrault, 1902 - 3 volumes in 4° de 24 pagesq d'introduction, 750, 1.099 et 914 pages; quelques rousseurs - 3 frontispices dont 2 en couleurs + nombreuses illustrations en noir dans le texte, 102 illustrations hors-texte, 10 planches hors-texte dont 4 en couleurs + 9 plans - Reliure éditeur demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, plat percaline chagrinée rouge, plat superieur décoré, tête dorée - Complet - Très bel exemplaire - FRAIS DE PORT EN FONCTION DES TARIFS POSTAUX EN VIGUEUR ET SELON POIDS, DIMENSION ET DESTINATION Poids : 8kg Size: In 4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spamers Illustrierte Weltgeschichte 4.Auflage, 11 Bände Register, 1902

      Otto Spamer Verlag, Leipzig 1902 - Kaemmel, Otto (Hrsg.) Spamer's Illustrierte Weltgeschichte. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kulturgeschichte [.] Vierte bis zur Gegenwart fortgeführte Auflage. 11 Bände (I-X sowie Register). Otto Spamer Verlag, Leipzig, 1902. Vollständige Ausgabe in 11 Bänden (incl. dem oft fehlenden Registerband). Dekorative & aufwändig gestaltete Originaleinbände (HLwd). Grüne Buchrücken mit reichhaltigen Goldprägungen. Grünfarbene Vorsätze. Format ca. 26cm x 19cm. Zus. rd. 8.000 S. Mit umfangreichem Bildmaterial, teils farbig, teils ausklappbar (siehe Bilder in der Galerie). Wie auch den Originalbildern 1-8, 19, 21 & 22 zu entnehmen, zeigt dieses Exemplar ein einheitliches & harmonisches Gesamtbild. Die Buchrücken sind hervorragend erhalten; die Goldprägungen strahlen kräftig, keinerlei Einrisse an den Rückenkanten & Außengelenken. Buchdeckel mit nur geringen Bereibungen. Buchecken bestoßen; Deckelkanten leicht berieben, die unteren etwas mehr. Der Buchschnitt mit etwas Fleckigkeit. Alles fest eingebunden, keine fehlenden Seiten. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Keine Anstreichungen oder durchgängige Fleckigkeit; teils gar keine Flecke, teils einer, gelegentlich einige mehr. Eine Karte am Rand ein kleines Stück eingerissen, eine Abbildung lose, ein Titelblatt am Seitenrand etwas wellig. 22500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pages Laotiennes. Notes de Voyage -Le Haut-Laos -Le Moyen-Laos -Le Bas-Laos. Hanoi, F.-H. Schneider, 1902.

      - Volume in-4, reliure demi-maroquin, dos orne a nerfs et caissons dores, 537 pp., illustre de multiples reproductions photographiques (312 photogravures) et d'une carte depliante de la Peninsule Indochinoise avec itineraire du voyageur. Tres bel etat, coins legerement emousses, accroc en queue de dos

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        jüdischer Philosoph, Schriftsteller, Univ.-Professor in Frankfurt und Jerusalem (1878-1965): Eigenh. Brief mit U. Talbiyeh, Jerusalem, 21. VIII. 1950. 2°. 1 S. - Großer, ganz beschriebener Luftpost-Faltbrief mit rückseitiger eigenh. Adresse.

       Inhaltsreicher Brief über seine literarischen Vorbilder H e b e l und K l e i s t und die Veröffentlichung seiner \"Erzählungen der Chassidim\". - An den Schriftsteller und Landtagsabgeordneten Georg Schneider (1902-1972) in Coburg: \"Ich danke Ihnen für die Übersendung Ihres Vortrags, den ich mit einem Gefühl der persönlichen Nähe gelesen habe. Besonders interessiert hat mich auch der Hinweis auf die Hebelsche Geschichte, die mir nicht bekannt war, obgleich Hebel noch in meiner Jugend einer meiner Lieblingsautoren gewesen ist und, zusammen mit Kleist, meine Neigung zur anekdotischen Form beeinflußt hat.\" - Weiter über geplante Deutschlandreise über Weihnachten mit Besuch von \"München, der Heimatstadt meiner Frau\", wo er den Adressaten treffen will. Seine Adresse ab Anfang Dezember ist bei \"Dr. Lambert Schneider, Heidelberg\". [...] \"Die \'Erzählungen der Chassidim\' - die nicht eine Neuausgabe, sondern zum grösseren Teil ein neues Buch sind - sind in der \'Bibliothek der Weltliteratur\' des Manesse Verlag, Zürich, erschienen ...\" - Sehr schön. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Autograph, Autografen, autographs, Eigenh. mit U. = eigenhändig mit Unterschrift,

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        The Masque of the Edwards of England: Being a Coronation Pageant to Celebrate the Crowning of the King.

      Oblong Folio, original cloth lettered in black on upper board, printed on vellum in Endeavour type in red and black. Illustrated with 18 drawings by Edith Harwood, these handcoloured and heightened in gold. A little soiling to cloth, sheets slightly pulling from binding but sound. A very good copy. First edition, limited edition of 320 copies, this one of only 20 copies printed on vellum with handcolouring by Edith Harwood and with the illustrations heightened with gold. The author's own copy with his bookplate. "Also outstanding is the 1902 Masque of the Edwards of England with sumptuous drawings by Edith Harwood, featuring crisp, clean lines and subdued, but exotic colours." (Book Arts Collections: A Representative Selection edited by Edward Ripley-Duggan). Ashbee's proposed pageant to celebrate Edward VII's coronation was never performed.

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        Messieurs Les Anglais. Dessins de E. Thélem.

      Oblong 4to., in original red cloth over bevelled boards with titles in gilt and large pictorial decoration in gilt and colours. 43 printed pages, with chromolithographs on every page, and text on alternate pages. Boards rubbed and worn with a little loss at head and foot of spine. First edition of this satire on Edwardian England. A sly peek at English traits and foibles from across the Channel, this book also serves as an excellent template for the styles and appearances of English clothing in the Edwardian era. This copy is accompanied by an English translation of the French text, pp.82 loose leaves, with the translation interleaved with copies of the original text and illustrations. [also with] A 29 page copy typed draft for an Introduction to an English version of the book written by Bevis Hillier. Hillier had come across a copy of this book and was enchanted by it. "I soon conceived the idea of a facsimile with a full English translation interleaved and with an Introduction to put the work in context, to confirm some of Sergius's statements and challenge or refute others". Sadly the project did not come to fruition but we are pleased to offer Hillier's copy of the book with his draft Introduction and a copy of the prototype interleaved translation.

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        TWENTY INDIA PAPER PROOFS OF THE DRAWINGS BY SIR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, BART., P.R.A. TO THE PARABLES OF OUR LORD, ENGRAVED ON WOOD BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL WITH WHICH IS GIVEN A COLLECTION OF TWENTY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS (IN FACSIMILE) FROM MILLAIS TO THE DALZIELS DURING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK (Presentation Copy)

      [London]: Privately printed by Charles Dalziel, n.d. [1902] - First edition thus, 37 x 29cm [folio], in publisher's full black morocco w/gilt embossed title to fr. cover, decorative gilt dentelles, intricate floral ep.s, 72 cardstock leaves mounted on stubs. Stated Limited Edition ("The Number of Copies of This Book Possible is Under Fifty"--titlepage statement) printed by Dalziel & Co. Ltd. at the Camden Press, London. Enclosed in its custom made black linen clamshell box w/faux-gilt title label to spine. Inscribed to recto of 1st blank: "To Leonard Walker [1877-1964, British stained glass designer] from The Dalziels, 1935"; also from the library of William E. Fredeman, the Pre-Raphaelite scholar. Clamshell box Near-Fine (lt. staining to interior); binding Very Good (expertly rebacked in black morocco w/5 raised bands [matching the original], hinges mended, & covers sl. bowed); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spotting). Fredeman 95.80, Ray 170A. A heavy item--shipping surcharge required. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Il vetro. Fabbricazione. Lavorazione meccanica. Applicazioni alle costruzioni alle arti ed alle industrie.

      Milano, Hoepli, 1902, 16mo legatura originale tutta tela editoriale con copertina illustrata colori, pp. XXX-527 con 325 fig. n.t. delle quali 25 in tricromia64 pp. di Catalogo 700 Manuali. Raro, assai.

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        Studien über die Hirnrinde des Menschen. 3. Heft: Die Hörrinde. Mit 21 Abbildungen

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth 1902 PBd., 67 Seiten mit SW-Abbildungen im Text, 8°, Umschlagsseite auf den Vorderdeckel geklebt, leicht berieben und bestoßen, beide Kapitale leicht eingerissen, mehrfach gestempelt, sehr guter Zustand.Medizin

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        Die Elsässische Glasmalerei vom Beginn des XII. bis zum Ende des XVII. Jahrhunderts (Textband und Tafelband mit 80 von 81 Tafeln)

      Verlag von W. Heinrich, Strassburg i.E. 1902 154 + 6 + 80 Tafeln S., Tafelband: 80 von 81 Tafeln und Titelblatt in einer goldgeprägten Flügelmappe im Format 35 x 45 cm; Textband mit 154 Seiten und weiteren 6 Tafeln in paperback, Format 22 x 29 cm Mappe des Tafelbandes bestoßen und leicht fleckig, oberes Kapital 35 mm eingerissen, Tafeln in gutem Zustand mit geringen Altersspuren vor allem an den Ecken, Einband des Textbandes angeschmutzt mit Knickspuren und kleinen Einrissen, Inhalt in gutem Zustand Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        [Large broadside for]: The Living Races of Mankind

      New York: D. Appleton & Co.. [1902]. First. Broadside or poster. 13" x 23". A couple of small chips in the upper margin, a couple of old horizontal folds, very good or better. Photographically illustrated image of a (North African?) tribal woman in sepia tones. Advertisement for an anthropology book. Undated but the Appleton edition was published in 1902. Presumably an uncommon survivor. .

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (Peter Newell Edition, Sequel to His Alice In Wonderland, SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, in Fine Original Cloth)

      Harper & Brothers, New York & London 1902 - Carroll, Lewis [Peter Newell]. THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS. Illustrated by Peter Newell, New York & London: Harper & Brothers, (1902). Frontispiece photograph of Peter Newell and 40 marvelous monotone plates featuring the illustrator's unique take on the Alice characters. A FINE, fresh uncut copy in original white faux vellum boards, stamped in gold with gold cover vignette, top edge gilt, BOLDLY SIGNED BY PETER NEWELL on the front free endpaper. A few fox spots to the cover and a tiny bit of offsetting to ffep from a once-present cardboard dust jacket, else virtually unimprovable. At the time of this cataloging, ours is the only Newell signed Alice or Looking Glass online. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        SOUVENIR G. N. G. K of P. [Grand National Gathering, Knights of Pythias]. San Francisco Aug. 11th to 20th 1902. Gold Mines of California

      San Francisco, 1902. Housed in the original wooden box, with sample ore and nuggets glued to a printed sheet at the bottom of the box. Box lid with stamped title lettering. The lid inside with an affixed 12-line printed sheet, "Gold Mines of California", which also notes the State Mineralogist's Report for 1901 giving total value of mined minerals for the year [$34,355,901]. Very Good. Light damp-staining to interior sides and printed sheet at bottom of box.. A souvenir box of gold and silver ore from the 1902 Grand National Gathering of the Knights of Pythias, during which approximately 7,000 members of the order descended on San Francisco during August of that year. One of many exhibitions held at the Grand Nave of the Ferry Building and other locations around the city (and across the Bay) included a display, in miniature, of the agricultural produce and minerals of California [San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Aug 1902]; we conjecture that the souvenir box accompanied this display or a similar one. The nine ore samples are representative of those found in nine California counties (Nevada, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Plumas, El Dorado, Butte, Shasta and Amador). Also included are a gold nugget, a gold specimen, and a piece of petrified wood.

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        Crimes et châtiments. L'assiette au beurre 48. 1er mars 1902. N° spécial

      Schwarz, Paris 1902 - Un volume 25,232 cm broché de 24 feuillets en pagination continue, dont couvertures. 3 lithographies pleine page en couleurs au recto, verso vierge. Avis imprimé sur le caractère exceptionnel de ce numéro en quatrième de couverture. Bon état général. Petits manques de papier 1cm et 3 mm en bas du dos. Premier plat de couverture marqué sur les bords et aux angles avec rares petites déchirures 1mm et petit manque 1x2 mm, trace verticale de poussière grisée en bordue. Intérieur bon état, papier très légèrement jauni, sans fragilité, angles légèrement marqués, découpes triangulaires nettes 1 cm sur la planche 768 et sur la planche 776, déchirures marginales 5 mm sans manque aux planches 773 et 774. La mention imprimée en bas de la première de couverture renvoyant à l'avis de la quatrième s'est curieusement reportée à l'impression en bas de la quatrième de couverture, par contact, et est lisible dans un miroir. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nell's Topographical Map of the State of Colorado . . . 1902

      Denver, CO: Hamilton & Kendrick. Good+. 1902. Map. Folding map has been apparently separated from its pocket and as a result there is a small remnant of the upper left hand corner of the map left on the folder. It appears that the map may have subsequently been refolded resulting in a few fold separations. In the hands of someone knowledgeable in map restoration these defects should be able to be remedied. ; Rare map, but because of the issues noted priced accordingly. Please make inquiries and ask for images for further information and appreciation. ; Hand colored map; 39 x 29 inches; 8 pages .

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        Garden Cities of To-morrow being the second edition of "To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform"

      London Swan Sonnenschein 1902. London Swan Sonnenschein : , 1902. London Swan Sonnenschein 1902191pp illustrated with 5 b/w plates. Red decorated cloth. Slightly rubbed at edges else very good. GCA Rubber stamp mark at back else very good copy of this scarce book. Signature of previous owner on half title, with address in period hand. Initially when it was published in 1898, entitled " To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform." In 1902 it was reprinted as Garden Cities of To-Morrow making this the first edition thus.

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        Poèmes et ballades du temps passé

      Maison du livre, Paris 1902 - Un volume in-4 plein veau brun raciné à la bradel, titre doré au dos, couvertures conservées, non rogné. xviii, 235 pages. Florilège d'oeuvres de poètes du XIVe au XVIIe siècles, illustré de 50 eaux-fortes (frontispice en couleurs) et de 52 bois( culs-de-lampes) par Robida. Tirage limité à 115 exemplaires. L'un des 100 imprimés sur vélin avec 2 suites sur chine des eaux-fortes -1er état et état définitif tous deux avec remarques et non en noir et en bistre comme annoncé-, et une suite sur chine des bois. Quelques brunissures sur les gardes blanches et sur les tranches, minimes piqûres sur les suites, frottement aux dos de la reliure. Malgré ces défauts, rare et bel exemplaire, de la bibliothèque de Géo Valdelièvre avec son ex-libris dessiné par le peintre Pierre Fritel et gravé par Perrichon. // One volume, 4to, full mottled calf, gilt-lettered smooth spine, covers bound in, untrimmed. Very nice collection of 14th to 17th century French poets illustrated with 50 engravings and 52 woodcuts after Robida (French illustrator and writer, 1848-1926) enriched with 2 extra suites of the engravings (1st state and with inset engravings) and 1 of the woodcut of rice paper. Despite brownish edges and somme rubbing to the spine, a very rare and fine copy. From Geo Valdelievre library with his ex-library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, [1902]. Sextodecimo. Original grey paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front board white, grey patterned endpapers. Frontispiece and 30 colour illustrations by the author. Some minor wear to front joint, small paper abrasion to back board, a bright copy in excellent condition. An early edition with the original leaf-pattern endpapers.

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        Histoire d'Édouard Manet et de Son Oeuvre

      Paris: Floury. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Theodore Duret's catalog raisonné of Manet's paintings and pastels. Complete with TWO ORIGINAL MANET ETCHINGS (L'Olympia and Le Gamin au Chien). One of 600 unnumbered copies. Profusely illustrated with 21 full-page engravings by Beltrand after Manet, several colored in pochoir, and additional in-text illustrations. With illuminating text by Theodore Duret. Paris: Floury, 1902. Quarto, contemporary half red morocco, marbled boards. With original wrappers bound-in. A few scuffs to binding, interior fine. An exquisite volume. Rare.

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