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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Berlin], 3. VII. 1902. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. To the writer Karl Klammer: "You must think me the most despicable person in the world; in truth I am merely the busiest. I really was thrilled by your poem and wanted to write you a long letter about it - then I became ill [.] Now I must complete the Baudelaire for Seemann, and am preoccupied with so much more work. And today all I can do is send you the corrected proofs, asking you to return them as soon as possible [.]" (translation).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La Damoiselle Elue Poème Lyrique d'après D.=G. Rossetti Pour Voix de Femmes Solo, Choeur et Orchestre, Traduction française de Gabriel Sarrazin... Partition pour Chant et Piano réduite par l'Auteur. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: A. Durand & Fils [PN D. & F. 6106]. [1902]. Small folio. Quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, manuscript title label to spine. 1f. (blank), 1f. (title printed in black and green), 1f. (publisher's statement), 25 pp. music. With an autograph inscription signed to lower portion of publisher's statement on the second preliminary leaf: "à mon tres cher A. Messager ton vieux dévoué Claude Debussy, Oct 1902." Slightly worn and browned; minor offsetting of inscription to verso of title. . First trade edition. Lesure 62. An early work, exhibiting strong influences of Wagner and Chabrier, La Damoiselle Elue was completed after the composer's return to Paris from Rome in 1887 and first performed at the Sociéte Nationale de Musique on April 8, 1893. André Messager (1853-1929) was a noted French composer, conductor, music critic, and friend of Fauré and Debussy. He received his formal musical training at the Ecole Niedermeyer, and took lessons with Saint-Saëns. Although he was best-known for his stage works, Messager composed in a number of other genres as well. He conducted the first performance of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande at the Opéra-Comique in 1902.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      UK: George Newnes, 1902. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. The Hound of the Baskervilles by A Conan Doyle First Edition George Newnes 1902. With illustrations by Sidney Paget. Very small name inscription to front pastedown. No loose or damaged pages. Binding still very tight, covers unmarked. Gilt remains bright. A near fine copy with no restoration or repairs.

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        Travel and Sport in Africa. In 3 volumes.

      London, Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902, - in-4to, (33x27 cm), 1) XVII + 359 p., + 21 b/w photograv. plates + 32 colourplates + coloured. folded map / 2) XII + 1 leaf + 314 p. + 20 colourplates + 11 b/w. photograv. plates + 1 large folded cold. map / 3) X + 6 b/w. photogr. plates + 1 facsimile + 6 cold. plates +1 folded cold. map, some stains mainly in the beginning or the end of the volumes, generally a clean and fresh copy printed on fine paper, small legacy stamp on first fly ?Guggisberg?, publisher?s clothbound. Spine covered with white cloth (dust-stained), covers 3/4 green cloth, a good sound binding with gilt lettering on spine and initials AE gilt on frontcover. Topedge gilt. Vol. I: Algeria and the Sahara (map of Algeria Tunesia & the Sahara) - Somaliland - Tribes - Pease?s Game List. / Vol. II: Somaliland cont. - The Sahara. / Vol. III: Abyssinia. All volumes richly illustrated in-text and with large descriptions on hunting, accidents, housing, locals and their customs.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SONGS OF CHILDHOOD

      DOYLE, RICHARD. [DE LA MARE,WALTER]. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD by Walter Ramal. Lond.: Longmans Green 1902. 12mo, blue cloth stamped in gold, parchment spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 106p., Fine in custom cloth case. 1st edition of de la Mare's first book using his pen name of Walter Ramal. The poems are for children of all ages, including Dame Hickory, As Lucy Went a Walking, etc. Illustrated with a gravure frontis by RICHARD DOYLE captioned "Under The Dock Leaves". THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY DE LA MARE AND ALSO HAS A 1 PAGE HAND-WRITTEN LETTER FROM DE LA MARE LAID-IN. The book is inscribed by de la Mare to his friend J.N. Hart dated Jan 1942 and he has written 12 lines of verse from his poem "Gone" which appeared in Bells and Grass published the previous year. PLUS: Laid in is a handwritten letter on 2 sides of an 8vo sheet of paper that came to Hart with the book. It reads in part: "Dear Hart, "With you away this brightest day" - are you oft reminded of the old song? Of course it is a joy to scribble my name in the book and I've added the last rhyme in Bells and Grass just to bring things full circle as it were.... Its been ages since we met and I feasted my eyes on your gardens, etc.... It would be delightful to come and lunch with you at the Constitutional, may I let you have a word when the chance offers." and he ends "With all my good wishes for 1942, Your (?) W.J. de la Mare." It is interesting to read how Doyle's illustration came to be used. De la Mare's brother in law introduced him to a literary agent who in turn introduced them to Andrew Lang, an advisor to the publisher. When Longman decided to publish de la Mare's book, Lang offered his prized Doyle watercolor for the book. De la Mare felt that if the poems were good enough, one's imagination could provide the pictures, but as a newcomer he accepted the offer. This is a special copy of a rare book.

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        Die Technik der Gartenkunst. Ein Leitfaden für Gartenkünstler und zur Benutzung beim Unterrichte in Gärtnerlehranstalten. In Ergänzung zu G. Meyer's Lehrbuch der schönen Gartenkunst. Mit 166 Abb. im Text und XXXII Tafeln.

      Berlin Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn 1902 - 110 S. Textheft und Tafeln in Flügelmappe. Textheft gebrochen, Mappe etwas fleckig, Schließenbänder fehlen! Darstellung Überwiegend fundierend auf der Parkanlage Pflugensberg bei Eisenach. - Mit dreizeiliger Widmung des Verfassers! 1.100 gr. Textheft und Tafeln in Flügelmappe.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed in full

      1 page (ca. 61 x 118 mm.). Dated 1902. In black ink on ivory paper. Three measures from Sousa's march, The Invincible Eagle. Notated in treble clef on one hand-drawn staff. In 6/8 time with a key signature of two flats. Marked "dolce." With autograph titling. Slightly worn; tear repaired, just affecting notation; minor smudges; remnants of adhesive to upper margin of blank verso with resultant very slight rippling. Together with: A vintage three-quarter-length postcard photograph of Sousa in uniform. Postmarked February[?] 23, [19]03. Published by the Rotary Photographic Series. Ca. 135 x 88 mm. With the manuscript name and address of the recipient to verso. Some light soiling, staining, and wear; verso browned. . Sousa wrote this march for his band to perform at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, in 1901. According to Sousa, "The Invincible Eagle shows the military spirit at its lightest and brightest – the parade spirit... with the bravery of uniform, the sheen of silken strands, and the gleam of polished steel..." Keith Brion, Program notes for J.P. Sousa: Greatest Marches on Naxos Records online. "Composer of the official national march of the United States, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Sousa, who was known as the ‘March KingÂ’, was the most important figure in the history of bands and band music." Paul E. Bierley in Grove Music Online.

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        The Varieties of Religious Experience

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1902. First edition. Very Good +. JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience, Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1902. 1 blank leaf + 1 leaf with book ads on verso + TP + 1 leaf = Dedication page + [v]-xii + [1]-534 + 1 leaf with printer information on verso + [1]-40 = "A Classified Catalog of Works in General Literature", Octavo. McDermott 1902-1. FIRST EDITION This is James' major work on religion, and also one of his most popular books. The Gifford Lectures delivered in Edinburgh in 1901-1902. Originally designed as the psychological part of a more complete treatise on religion (which was never completed) it is an important study in both the psychology and philosophy of religion and also a critical source for the nature and further development of James's philosophy. According to the definitive edition of James's works published by Harvard University Press: "The first edition of The Varieties of Religious Experience was published in England (from American sheets with a special title page) on June 9, 1902, the day of James's final lecture. James received an advance copy on June 2 in Edinburgh. The date of the American publication is not certain. Under A 31018 on April 15, 1902, the copyright was given to James by the Library of Congress, which accepted the two statutory copies on May 26. However, the earliest notice in the Publisher's Weekly was #1586 for June 21, 1902, the book prices at $3.20" (The Varieties of Religious Experience, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1985, pp. 555-6). However, the English edition does not say "First Edition June 1902" on the verso of the TP as does the (almost certainly later) American issue. The English edition (being available for sale on the day the actual lectures ended) has technical priority over the American edition which was, almost certainly, released later than that. . With "Nietsche" misspelled at line 11 on page 38 - indicated the very first issue of this book. CONDITION: Original dark green covers with a slightly darkened but clean and intact spine label. Light edgewear to boards. Pages clean and free of markings. This copy includes the forty pages of ads in the back which are not recorded in the Harvard bibliography but which seemed to appear in all English issues of this book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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        Youth: A Narrative And Two Other Stories (Heart Of Darkness And The End Of The Tether)

      William Blackwood & Sons Ltd, 1902. 1st Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Book Green Cloth Boards With Gilt And Black Designs And Titles. Rubbed With Crushing To Head And Tail Of Spine And Bumped Corners. With Bookseller's Label (Large) To Front Paste Down Which Has Tanned Ffep. Couple Of Library Stamps To Paste Down. Ink Inscription To Ffep. Some Pencil Notes To Prelims. Some Foxing To Page Edges. True First State Edition With The 32 Pp Of Publisher's Advertisements At Rear Dated '10/02'. 'The Horror, The Horror!' . Includes Conrad's Celebrated Short Story - The Heart Of Darkness From Which The Film 'Apocalypse Now' Was Freely Adapted. 1st Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 375 pages. Item Type: Book. No Dust Jacket. Category: Literature & Literary; Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 021269. .

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        Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet

      London: John Murray, 1902. Second Edition, Revised. Hardcover. VG. 285 pp, profuse ill. incl. folding maps and some folding plates. An early and important traveller, with literary ability, Das' works are valued to this date. This is a nice copy from the library of the noted British military figure, Richard Meinertzhagen with his engraved bookplate. VG copy showing a little wear at spine tips and a few scratches on spine.

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        In der Heimat des Konfuzius. Skizzen, Bilder und Erlebnisse aus Schantung.

      Kaldenkirchen: Druck und Verlag der Missionsdruckerei Steyl, 1902. - Notka wydawnicza: Kaldenkirchen: Druck und Verlag der Missionsdruckerei Steyl, 1902.; Wymiar bloku: 24cm.; Uwagi: Zawiera 2 chromolitografie i liczne ilustracje w tekscie. Relacja z pobytu w Chinach.; Waga: 680g; Jezyk: niemiecki; Strony: 288s., [2]k. tabl.; Kategorie tematyczne: design grafika uzytkowa ksiazki z oryginalna grafika oprawy/okladki 1900-1944, geografia podroze, geografia Azji Chiny, religia historia kosciola katolickiego powszechnego, obcojezyczne niemiecki, okres wydania 1900-1944 / , geography travels, , religion , foreign languages German, period of edition 1900-1944 / , Geografie Reisen, , Religion , fremdsprachig deutsch, Erscheinungsperioden 1900-1944; Bardzo nieznacznie uszkodzona przednia okladka, na karcie tytulowej podpis wlasnosciowy olowkiem. Pozycja w ladnym stanie. Oprawa wydawnicza plotno tloczona i zlocona, obciecie marmoryzowane.

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        Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie in vier Bänden.

      Stuttgart Verlag Ferdinand Enke -03 1902 - Zweite umgearbeitete Auflage. Lex. - 8°. XII, 1086 S. mit 163 Textabb.; XII, 1107 S. mit 268 Textabb.; X., 1286 S. mit 236 Textabb.; XII, 1108 S. mit 507 Textabb. OHLdr. mit zwei goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Gutes, fleckenfreies Exemplar des bedeutenden und umfangreichen Handbuchs zur Chirurgie! Die drei Herausgeber: Bergmann, Bruns und Mikulicz gehörten zur chirurgischen Elite in Deutschland um 1900. *** Ernst von Bergmann (1836 Riga - 1907 Wiesbaden). "B. muß zweifellos den größten Chirurgen seiner Zeit zugerechnet werden." Vgl. Engelhardt I, S. 48 ff. - *** Paul (Eduard) von Bruns (1846 Tübingen - 1916 ebd.) " [.] er bildete viele hervorragende Chirurgen aus und war Leibarzt des württembergischen Königs und Obergeneralarzt des württembergischen Sanitätskorps." Vgl. Engelhardt I, S. 48 ff. - *** Johann von Mikulicz (1850 Czernowitz - 1905 Breslau) Vgl. Garrison-Morton 3475 (zu Mikulicz'chirurgischen Leistungen) : "He was among the most distinguished of Billroth's pupils and contributed much to cancer surgery". - Vgl. auch Fischer II, 1043: "M. gehörte zu den hervorragendsten Vertretern der wissenschaftlichen und praktischen Chirurgie". *** Inhalt der vier Bände: Bd. I: Chirurgie des Kopfes und der Speiseröhre. Bd. II: Chirurgie des Halses, der Brust, der Wirbelsäule und des Beckens. Lehre von den Hernien. Bd. III: Chirugie des Unterleibes. Bd. IV: Chirurgie der Extremitäten. - *** Dekorative Halbledereinbände!

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        L?Enlèvement de la redoute. Edition illustrée de compositions de Maurice Orange gravées en couleurs par Decisy.

      Librairie Rouquette, Paris 1902 - Grand in-8, 52 ff. non chiffrées., couverture conservées, plein maroquin à grain long, dos à nerfs, filets sur les plats et les entrenerfs, grenades dans les écoinçons, armes sur les plats, étui. Tirage à 125 exemplaires, numérotés et paraphés par l?éditeur. Aquarelles de Maurice Orange, gravées en 4 tons par E. Decisy, texte buriné par A. Leclère, tirage en taille-douce par Ch. Wittmann. Aux armes de la Duchesse de Massa. Splendide exemplaire. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: ANOTHER ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      London: George Newnes, Limited,. 1902. original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and black, spine panel stamped in gold.. Cloth rubbed at edges, re-cased, fraying to fore and bottom edges and. closed tear in plate facing page 118, a good copy. (#151558). First edition. 25,000 copies printed. Green and Gibson A26a. Wolff 1907.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      London, George Newnes, 1902., 1902. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp.359. Publisher's red cloth with black and gilt pictorial upper, gilt spine. Internally clean but for some colour bleed to the very foot of final leaves, edges toned, neat owner name to pastedown. The binding is lightly used and shelfworn but otherwise clean and presentable. A decent example of the classic detective novel. Green & Gibson [A26a] Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction.

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        Roycroft] SO THIS THEN IS THE ESSAY ON SELF-RELIANCE

      East Aurora, NY: Roycroft, 1902. Japan vellum edition, numbered 53 of 100 copies.. Three Quarters Leather. Octavo. Elbert Hubbard and illuminated by Josephine Druyer. Backed in crimson morocco with corners; spine tooled and titled in gold; corners a trifle worn rubbed. A lovely edition from among the most recognizable American printers printed on Japan vellum with beautifully hand-colored title page border and printer's mark; one of the finer Roycroft editions. Signed by Hubbard and Druyer on the limitation page.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles.

      London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated, front cover gilt lettered and decorated and with hound in black silhouette. Housed in a custom black cloth slipcase. Frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Spine panel faded, spine cracked but holding, spine ends a little rubbed and frayed, some minor bumps to boards and a little faint foxing to contents. A very good, bright copy. First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a feverish success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country.

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        The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes with Elucidatory Notes to which are added some Chapters describing the Political and Religious Ideas of the Testator

      London: Review of Review's Office. 1902. First. First edition. Tall octavo. 198pp. Portrait frontispiece of Rhode plus numerous illustrations mainly from photographs, including facsimile pages from one of Rhodes' letters to the author. Green cloth with gilt titles on spine and pale blue titles to upper board together with art-nouveau style foliate motif. Sporadic mottling to spine, internally clean, voerall very good or a little better. Inscribed by Stead to his brother in the year of publication "To my dear Brother Jack, with the author's love, July 1902". Also tipped-in to front pastedown is a copy of a typed letter dated 1902 from Stead to publisher Mr W H Fairbairns of Enfield referring to Stead as joint-heir but not executor to Rhodes' estate. William Thomas Stead was an influential newspaper editor and publisher who started his journalistic career in Darlington with the Northern Echo, before moving to London to work on the Pall Mall Gazette and work as a pioneer in investigative journalism. Initially a friend of Cecil Rhodes, he was struck off the list of Rhodes' executors after supporting the Boers' cause in the press. As a supporter of the Peace and other political Movements, Stead was invited to speak at a Peace Congress at Carnegie Hall in 1912, having reputedly been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize that year; tragically his ship sank on the way and Stead became the most famous Englishman to perish on the Titanic. Stead helped women and children into the lifeboats and gave his life-jacket to another passenger; he was last spotted alongside John Jacob Astor IV clinging to a raft and his body was never recovered. Curiously Stead wrote articles in both 1886 and 1892 that featured the loss of life on a voyage due to insufficient lifeboats and to collisions with icebergs. .

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        Dracula

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1902. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. Second American edition, first state with green ribbed cloth. Cloth blocked in dark green design with white titles on the spine and upper board, and with an illustration of Dracula, whip in hand, with a bat and a wolf pasted onto the upper board. This cover illustration has been found to be particularly intriguing to collectors; it is unique to this edition. The previous edition depicted Dracula climbing headfirst down a castle wall; later editions showed the Count as a debonair nobleman. But this illustration combines the images from the story of Dracula as a shaggy coachman, a bat and a wolf. One wonders if Stoker himself approved this depiction of his subject. The publisher's issue in green ribbed cloth is considered the first and scarcer state as the green cloth was soon replaced with red cloth. This copy has a slight crease on the upper board which has caused a ripple to the cloth; the white titling especially on the spine shows slight wear. A former owner has penciled his name and address on the front pastedown. In spite of these small faults, this is likely the finest copy of this edition available. Protected in a custom clamshell case.

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        Just So Stories For Little Children Illustrated by the Author

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1902. 249p, illustrations. 24cm. In publisher's illustrated red cloth. Minor wear to the spine ends and edges; small non detracting spot near the top edge of the front cover; front free endpaper corner creased from fold; otherwise the covers and spine are quite bright with the illustrations intact and in better than very good condition.

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        HISTOIRE DE NANCY.

      Berger-Levrault. 1902 - Livre d'occasion 3 forts volumes, grands et fort in-8, reliure de l'époque, demi-chagrin vert à coins bordés d'un filet doré, dos à faux nerfs ors de filets perlés dorés, caissons à triple encadrement, titre et tomaison dorés, tête dorée, plats marbrés gardes peignées, couvertures conservées, (rel. A. DESTREES), XXIV-750, 1099, 913pp, illustré de 596 figures dans le texte, 19 planches dont 4 en couleurs et 9 plans, index. Sommaire : Exemplaire auquel est joint: une lettre de l'auteur datée du 1e mars 1908, traitant de cet ouvrage, 3 cartes de visite de Christian Pfister comportant des mentions autographes dont celle-ci: "Avec les meilleurs remerciements. Mais il faudrait m'adresser des condoléances plutôt que des félicitations, tant mon chagrin de quitter Nancy est vif. Et mon nouveau métier m'inspire beaucoup de crainte. Je ne serai pas souvent à Nancy et mes études d'histoire locale et aux amis que j'ai laissé là bas. Signé: Ch. Pfister". Joint également l'hommage rendu à l'auteur par Louis Madelin de l'Académie française au Centre d'études lorraines, le 27 mars 1934, publié dans les Annales de l'Est, paginé 132-152. Condition : Bel ex. (dos uniformément passés). 8000g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brumes de fjords EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1902. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1902, 12,5x18,5cm, broché. - First Edition, there is no mention of leading copies. Important and beautiful autograph signed by the author to his friend Jeanne Belluno: "I give my Jeannot liked this remembrance of a past already remote distant Renee." Rare and beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Important et bel envoi autographe signé de Renée Vivien à son amie Jeanne de Bellune : "Je donne à mon Jeannot bien aimé ce souvenir d'un passé déjà lointain lointain. Renée" Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        Leurs figures EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Félix Juven, 1902. Fine. Félix Juven, Paris 1902, 14x19cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Original, one of 20 numbered on Arches paper exmeplaires and reserved for the bibliophile society "XX", limited edition of Edition. Half-title page and last guard lightly shaded minor, otherwise nice copy in double covers and backs of the "XX" and Felix Juven. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exmeplaires numérotés sur Arches et réservés à la société bibliophilique des "XX", tirage de tête. Page de faux-titre et dernière garde légèrement ombrées sans gravité, sinon agréable exemplaire sous doubles couvertures et dos des "XX" ainsi que de Félix Juven.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Rainer Maria Rilke").

      Westerwede bei Worpswede (über Bremen), 19. III. 1902.. 8 SS. auf 2 Doppelblättern. Kl.-4to. Auf Briefpapier mit illustr. Briefkopf.. Langer, früher Brief an den dänischen Schriftsteller und Redakteur Poul Levin (1868-1929) in Paris: "Verehrter Herr Doctor Levin, erinnern Sie sich wirklich noch meiner? Ich sende Ihnen mitfolgend einige Kleinigkeiten, welche dazu beitragen sollen, diese Erinnerung aufzufrischen. Und viele Grüße. - Dieser Brief bringt eine Neuigkeit: Wir haben vor, im Herbst nach Paris zu übersiedeln. Wir: Daß ich geheiratet habe, habe ich Ihnen wohl angezeigt. [Fußn.: Natürlich, Sie haben uns ja auch gratuliert!] Meine Frau ist die junge Bildhauerin Clara Westhoff. Bleibt noch zu erwähnen, dass wir seit Dezember eine kleine Tochter haben Ruth, Ruth Rilke, eine liebe, gar nichtmehr ganz unverständige Freundin unserer Tage. - Dieses alles, einschließlich meiner Person kommt, nach Paris. - Meine Frau, die einige Zeit bei Rodin gearbeitet hat, will wieder in seiner Nähe arbeiten. Worpswede, das dem Maler unerschöpflich viel bietet, konnte ihr, dem Bildhauer, nur eine gewisse Zeit lang Anregung und Arbeit bieten - und diese Zeit ist, glaube ich, abgelaufen. - Wir haben nun ein Jahr in aller Stille gelebt. Und wir gedenken in Paris nicht weniger still zu leben. Nur mehr lernen wollen wir, mehr sehen und uns vielem aufthun; denn das Viele ist uns, da wir beide über einen gewissen Punkt in unserer Entwicklung hinaussind, keine Gefahr mehr. - Meine Frau hat in diesem Jahr manches ausgestellt und verkauft, und neben den ihren sind meine äußeren Erfolge nicht nennenswert. Das kleine Buch 'Die Letzten' ist den Meisten zu still, das Drama 'Das tägliche Leben ' ist in Berlin bei der Premiere totgelacht worden; es soll noch in Hamburg bei Baron Berger gegeben werden, aber ich erwarte mir nichts davon. - Das macht mir natürlich diese beiden Bücher, nicht weniger lieb. Ich habe ein treues Vertrauen zu Ihnen und ganz allein stehe ich nicht da mit diesem Gefühl. - Aber zur Sache: Meine Frau hat ganz bestimmte Absichten in Paris. Die Nähe des Meisters, der ihr Vertrauen besitzt, ist nun doppelt köstlich für sie, da ihre Kunst in der Einsamkeit ganz eigenständig und sicher sich entfaltet hat, so dass sie neben dem Willen des Großen, seinen Anregungen dankbar, ihren eigenen Willen mühelos wird behaupten können. - Und ich: ich habe in der Einsamkeit dieses Jahres, Durst bekommen, viel zu lernen. Ich gedenke die russische Universität [Fußn.: eine solche ist doch kürzlich gegründet worden?] in Paris zu besuchen; denn seit meinen großen Reisen in Russland verlässt mich der Gedanke nichtmehr, in diese wahlverwandte Sprache so tief einzudringen, dass ich sie einmal noch neben meiner ursprünglichen ebenbürtig gebrauchen kann. - Also lernen. Und ich glaube man lernt in Paris auf Schritt und Tritt. Natürlich auch verdienen. Erinnern Sie sich: einmal schrieb ich Ihnen von den traurigen Umständen, in denen ich lebe. Nun diese haben an Traurigkeit noch zugenommen. - Aber es muss mir gelingen, von Paris aus für ein oder zwei Kunstzeitschriften regelmäßige Korrespondenzen zu finden, - dazu Übersetzungen aus dem Russischen.... - Kurz: es muss gehen! Was hab ich in diesem Jahr nicht alles zu erlangen gesucht! Das Haupthindernis schien, dass ich so auf dem Lande, im Moor saß: von dort aus wollte Keiner was hören, obwohl eine ganze Menge da geschieht... Dieses Hindernis soll nun beseitigt werden. Und dann muss sich etwas finden. - Natürlich denke ich an Ihren Rath, womöglich sogar an Ihre Hülfe. Aber erschrecken Sie nicht: ich weiß wie kostbar Ihre Zeit ist und verlange nur gelegentlich einen Wink, einen Rath im Telegrammstyl, eine Anempfehlung, die ich mir selber zubereite, wenn Sie mir sie in rohem Zustand überlassen. - Zum Beispiel: Thema: Wohnen. Meine Frau schlägt vor: St. Cloud oder Meudon oder Joinville... Mit wem kann man sich wohl in Verbindung setzen, um von solchen Möglichkeiten zuverlässiges zu hören? - Meine Bitte meint nur, daß Sie, sehr werter Herr Dr. Levin, wenn Sie zufällig etwas hören, was dieses Thema oder ein anderes (etwa das meines täglichen Brotes) anlangt, es für mich notieren, um es mir bei Gelegenheit mitzutheilen. - Es ist ja noch eine Weile Zeit; denn wir kommen voraussichtlich erst Ende September, und Sie hören inzwischen gewiß manches, was wir uns zunutze machen können. - Sie waren gewiß in den letzten Jahren noch öfters in Italien. Für mich war es ferne seit Russland; ein Land wie im Traum. Und Russland ist voll tiefer unerwarteter Wirklichkeiten! Was für Menschen. Das war mein Ereignis! - Ich würde Ihnen gerne davon erzählen. Ich würde Sie überhaupt so gerne wiedersehen, aufrichtig: obwohl es den Anschein hat, dass ich Ihnen immer nur schreibe, wenn ich wieder was brauche. Aber können überhaupt nicht nur müssige Menschen auch zu anderen Zeiten aneinander denken? Kann man es nicht auch in freundlichem Sinne auslegen, dass ich, wenn ich was brauche, an Sie denke? Bitte, thun Sie das. - Noch Eines: ich habe in Bremen kürzlich Maeterlincks 'Schwester Beatrix ' inszeniert. Mit Dilettanten; es war eine schwere Sache, die schließlich gut gelang. Die Aufführung fand zur Eröffnung der umgebauten bremer Kunsthalle (und einer sehr schönen internationalen Kunstausstellung) statt und hernach wurde das Festspiel gesprochen, das ich Ihnen auch beilege, weil es mir lieb ist und mancher Vers darin, [der] über den vergangenen Zweck hinaus gilt! Ihr aufrichtig ergebener: Rainer Maria Rilke". - Erstes Doppelblatt etwas angestaubt.

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        Cantilènes du malheur EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: P. Sevin & E. Rey, 1902. Fine. P. Sevin & E. Rey, Paris s.d. (1902), 16x24cm, relié. - Original, one of 150 ex numbered on Japan, the only major paper edition. Bound in red half morocco with corners, back with five nerves, when tail, covers and spine preserved, golden head on witnesses, bookplate of J. Lawrence glued to the back of the first flat, binding signed Devauchelle. Our copy includes both the original drypoint Steinlen in two states. The book is enriched with an autograph ticket duplex author sent to one of his friends. Beautiful copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 150 ex numérotés sur Japon, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin roux à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, ex-libris de J. Laurent encollé au verso du premier plat, reliure signée de Devauchelle. Notre exemplaire comporte bien la pointe sèche originale de Steinlen en deux états. L'ouvrage est enrichi d'un billet autographe recto-verso de l'auteur adressé à l'un de ses amis. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Antonio Stradivari, His Life and Work (1644-1737)

      London: William E. Hill & Sons, Violin Makers, New Bond St., 1902. 31 plates of violins and labels, 21 being chromolithographs, numerous illustrations in the text. 4to., later half tan morocco, marbled paper covered sides, spine faded but otherwise a very good copy.

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        The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

      New York: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first issue. "First Edition, June 1902" on copyright page; uncorrected spelling of "Nietsche" on page 39, line 11; without publisher's ads at rear. Includes the often missing inserted slip between pages 126-127. Near Fine. Spine cloth faded. Title label on spine lightly toned, though almost completely intact. Small bookseller label to front free end paper. A lovely first edition of James' influential text, derived from the Gifford Lectures which he delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 1901-1902.

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        The War In South Africa. Its Cause and Conduct

      London, Smith Elder. 1902., 1902. First Edition. 8vo. Original publisher's paper wraps. A 156 page booklet, beautifully clean and unmarred by the passage of time over such a fragile object. Light toning to text block, otherwise clean and delightful. A charming survival of a scarce item. Conan Doyle certainly was familiar with the subject of the Boer War; In 1900 he traveled to South Africa to serve as a doctor in a medical unit treating British troops. After his return he researched and wrote 'The Great Boer War'. and in the 1902 publication 'The War in South Africa: Its Causes and Conduct', Doyle responded to all of the charges leveled against the British; he declared that the 'concentration camps' were really refugee camps that the government of Great Britain was duty bound to create; housing was needed for the women and children displaced during the war- he admitted that mortality rates in the camps was high, but pointed out however, that this was due to disease rather than bad treatment; many British troops died similarly so Doyle reasoned that civilians in the camps were treated at least as well as Britain treated her troops. The book was a success; it was widely read and public opinion about Britain's Boer War softened. As a result of this contribution to his country's welfare Conan Doyle received a Knighthood from King Edward VII. Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle.

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        Seven Poems and Two Translations

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1902. One of 325 copies. Printed in red and black throughout. 8vo., a handsome copy bound in full vellum by The Doves Bindery, spine lettered in gilt. The fourth book from the Press included two translations from the Iliad by Tennyson - 'Achilles over the Trench' and 'Hector and the Bridge of War'. Cobden-Sanderson decided to print these completely in red as a prologue and epilogue with the seven poems printed in black, with red titles, in between. He was thrilled with the result using Milton's words about his setting "...soaring above th'Aonian Mount, and brooding dove-like on the vast abyss!". The seven poems chosen were Oenone, The Lotos Eaters, Ulysses, Tithonus, Tiresias, Demeter and Persephone and Death of Oenone.

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        Souvenir: Acis & Galatea -- Masque of Love -- As Produced at the Great Queen Street Theatre, March 10th, 1902.

      J.D. Waddington, London 1902 - Small 4to. Stiff brown wrappers with black lettering and decoration, brown cloth tape spine. Unpaginated (ca. 75pp). Illustrations (some color, one tipped in). Very good. Yapped edges rather chipped as usual. A tight and nice first edition of this elaborate program which is much more than a program. J.A. Fuller Maitland introduces this elaborate production of Handel's pastoral opera "Acis and Galatea" and Henry Purcell's "Masque of Love." Shaw served as musical director and Craig (son of actress Ellen Terry) as stage director. Tipped to the front flyleaf is a heavy stock 11" X 8½" handbill announcing these two productions, listing cast, show times, etc., between March 15-22, 1902. A scarce booklet with even scarcer handbill. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Marie - Louise

      Paris: Goupil, Manzi, Joyant, 1902. Full leather. Fine. Paris: Goupil, Manzi, Joyant, 1902. Full leather. One volume. Quarto. L' Impèratrice Marie - Louise par Frèdèric Masson. De cette edition originale cent cinquante exemplaires sur papier des manufactures impèriales du Japon no. civ. Extra illustrated. Bounf in full red crushed morocco, gilt decoration to covers and spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. ( Text is in French ).

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        Sir Galahad, A Christmas Mystery

      New Rochelle: Elston Press, 1902. One of 180 copies, this one unique in a special binding by Zaehnsdorf "done by the old man himself. One of 180 copies, this in a special binding by Zaehnsdorf himself. 2 full-page woodcut illustrations, double page title border and decorative red initials by J.M. O'Kane, printed in red and black throughout. Sm. folio, bound by Zaehnsdorf in full brown crushed morocco with a fifteen line gilt border, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, inner dentelles decorated with five line gilt borders and small gilt roll, marbled endpaper, a little wear and tear to head of spine, otherwise a very good, luxurious copy. Loosely inserted is a typed letter (Aug. 11 1941) from Dutton's booksellers in New York to the collector E.J. Brady about the binding of this copy "I am sending you two Elston books today, and you are in great luck with "Sir Galahad" as that was bound by Zaehnsdorf of London and done by the old man himself, who I happen to know quite well. The binding alone is easily worth $40." Presumably Dutton's refers to Ernest Joseph Watts Zaehnsdorf (1879-1970), the grandson of the founder Joseph Zaehnsdorf. The Elston Press existed between 1900 and 1904 and produced about 20 or so books, all deeply influenced by William Morris.

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        The Exploration Of The Caucasus

      London: Edward Arnold, 1902. Second Edition. During the course of three journeys, in 1868, 1887, and 1889, Freshfield traversed the main chain of the Caucasus eleven times by eight different passes, and crossed in and out of Suanetia eight times by seven different routes. He took part in the ascent of three of the great peaks, Elbruz, Kasbek, and Tetnuld, in addition to several lesser summits. Also included here are accounts of the ascents of other peaks by several of his friends in the Alpine Club, H.Wooley, J.G.Cockin, and H.W.Holder. The illustrations are after photographs by Vittorio Sella, M. De Déchy, H.Woolley, W.F.Donkin, and S.Sommier. Neate 288. 2 Volumes. large 8vo. pp. xii, 278; viii, 295, [1]. with half-titles. profusely illus. incl. 2 frontis. (1 folding) & 4 folding maps (3 in colour; 1 with partial colour). untrimmed in original cloth (joints & extremities frayed)

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        The Collected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative, of A. Mary F. Robinson [Madame Duclaux]

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1902 - 303pp. Beautifully bound in three-quarter olive green morocco over green marbled boards (handmade paper), raised bands on spine with superb interlocking stem and blossom patter, marbled endsheets. Extra-illustrated with two holograph poems in Robinson's hand and both bearing the author's name at the end, one appearing in the front ("The Idea,") and the other at the end ("The Cup of Life."). The latter is purple-stamped by "The Roycrofters," and dated Dec. 12, 1923, East Aurora." As well, at the very end is a small tipped-in engraved card of a winter scene. Robinson was a noted poet and biographer who wrote a rather scholarly work on Emily Bronte. The author was in a long romantic relations with Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) but later married James Darmester in 1887 and finally the French scientist Emile Duclaux. First poem on onion skin or rice paper, the second annotated May 24 and with one correction: the old title, "The Answer" is crossed out and replaced by the new one, the cup of life. TEG, others, uncut. Fine condition and a nice combination of art, aesthetics and poetry. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscript Circulating Magazine - Splendid Drawings, Poetry, Recipes and More.

      England 1902 - England, July - October, 1902. Unpublished juvenile manuscript magazine produced by teens from across England, featuring numerous coloured hand drawings, 5 original photographs, and unusually substantial, informative written works. 8vo. 115 pages. Black cloth boards decorated with a regal motif by the contributors, to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII in August. Volumes measure approximately 21 x 24 cm. Wear to boards, particularly at extremities, lacking a frontis of Julius Ceasar according to the table of contents, otherwise in very good condition, a charming and well composed number. Yielding a broad spectrum of subject matter and exceptional manuscript drawings, complete with editor's page, reader's commentary, treasurer's page, and a quarterly address, this volume travelled far and wide throughout England, to contributors in London, Sydenham, Dorchester, Devon, Plymouth, Ilchester, Worcester, Leeds, Manchester, Bath, Birmingham, and Lancashire. Produced in the year of Edward VII 's coronation, the royal event appears in two formats by two clever contributors. A notable work in this volume is a well researched and unusually thorough 20 page description of the regalia used in British coronation ceremonies, complete with several ink drawings, composed by two siblings with the surname Crisford. Accolades from readers praise this work. An exceptionally rare snapshot photograph from the Second Boer War, showing South African Boer commander and rebel leader, the formidable Christiaan Rudolf de Wet, alongside Colonels Law and Hammond of the Bedfordshire Regiment at Brandfort, South Africa., is furnished and captioned by one of the contributors whose father was evidently also a participant. In 1900, the British had hopes that capturing the enemy capital, Pretoria, would end the war. The following two years, however, were a period of exhausting guerrilla warfare, the Boers having the advantage of knowledge of the country, mobility, and a friendly civilian populace. In the Orange Free State, De Wet in particular exploited these advantages brilliantly. It was against him that the 2nd Bedfords were now to operate. The Boer "front" was at Brandfort. On the eve of Lord Roberts' advance from the Free State capital, General Christian De Wet and other Free State officers were already falling back, thus allowing the English to occupy Brandfort. Eventually 4,000 of De Wet's Commando's surrendered; De Wet escaped as usual. He took an active part in the peace negotiations of 1902, being one of the signatories. Briefly (30 to 31 May) he took on the role of Acting State President of the Orange Free State, when President Steyn had to leave the negotiations due to illness. De Wet was one of the signatories of the Treaty of Vereeniging. At the conclusion of the war he visited Europe with other Boer generals. Also engaging is a 19 page Egyptology paper, with manuscript plates which so skilfully illustrate ancient Egyptian frescoes, earthenware, bronze vessels, agriculture, arts and labour. Titled "Love and Money" a clever 13 page narrative in the form of a parable is both thought-provoking and uplifting. An address is made by Reverend Cecil Foster Burgess, Vicar of Stratton St Margaret in the Borough of Swindon, Wiltshire. Other contributions of interest include a cookery page with recipes such as "Railway Pudding," useful household hints, a biblical expert reflecting inner peace presented in a fine nationalist coloured motif, watercolour drawings of flowers and children from Holland and France, several gargoyle sketches, a clever cartoon, comical illustrations, and three original photographs from Calcutta including one of the palm grove botanical gardens. During the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) 55,000 Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State fought a guerrilla war against 500,000 British soldiers under the leadership of Generals Christiaan de Wet, Jan Smuts, Louis Botha and Koos de la Rey. The Boer Generals were looked upon as heroes

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        Montmartre et ses chansons Poètes et chansonniers EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Henri Daragon, 1902. Fine. Henri Daragon, Paris 1902, 14x22,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 10 numbered copies on Japan, ours unjustified, drawing on large paper with the smaller 10 Chine.binding chocolate half morocco corners, back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, gilded head, contemporary binding signed by L. Pouillet.Envoi autograph signed by the author to the publisher of the book Henri Daragon.Notre copy is enriched a card on which L. Bercy added a few words and that is the header of the cabaret Ane red whose author was the owner; 5 autograph letters of the author addressed to his éditeur.Ouvrage illustrated portraits 5-load C. Léandre.Notre copy, like all large paper copies, is full of double state-portraits loads copy .Exceptionnel fully established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, le nôtre non justifié, tirage en grand papier le plus restreint avec 10 Chine. Reliure en demi maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque signée de L. Pouillet. Envoi autographe signé de Léon de Bercy à l'éditeur de l'ouvrage Henri Daragon. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une carte de visite sur laquelle L. de Bercy a ajouté quelques mots et qui est à l'en-tête du cabaret de l'Ane rouge dont l'auteur fut le propriétaire; de 5 lettres autographes de l'auteur adressées à son éditeur. Ouvrage illustré de 5 portraits-charge de C. Léandre. Notre exemplaire, à l'instar de tous les exemplaires en grands papiers, est bien complet du double état des portraits-charges. Exceptionnel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Veröffentlichungen der Gutenberg-Gesellschaft. Band I bis XXIII (in 13 Bänden). (Vollständige Reihe).

      Mainz Verlag der Gutenberg-Gesellschaft -1934 1902 - O-Broschur (4 Bände in fester Bibliothekseinbindung), Broschurbände unbeschnitten und z. Teil unaufgeschnitten, 2 Broschurbände: Einband lose u. mit kl. Fehlstellen, Seiten auf Büttenpapier und sauber und Abbildungen im Text. Band I: 57 Seiten mit 13 Tafeln, Band II: 49 Seiten mit 7 Tafeln, Band III: 51 Seiten mit 11 Tafeln. Band IV: 75 Seiten mit 11 Tafeln. Band V-VII: 235 Seiten mit 14 Tafeln. Band VIII-IX: 166 Seiten mit 1 Tafel. Band X-XI: 113 Seiten mit 23 Tafeln. Band XII-XIII: 116 Seiten ohne Tafeln. Band XIV-XIX: 289 Seiten mit 10 Tafeln. Band XX: 125 Seiten mit 52 Tafeln. Band XXI: 92 Seiten mit 20 Tafelabbildungen. Band XXII: 270 Seiten u. 25 Seiten mit 19 Tafeln. Band XXIII: 131 Seiten mit 36 Tafeln, 4°. Die Bände gliedern sich in folgende Titel. I. Zedler: Die älteste Gutenbergtype; II. Schwenke: Die Donat- und Kalender-Type; III. Schröder, Zedler, Wallau: Das Mainzer Fragment vom Weltgericht. Falk, Wallau: Der Canon Missae vom Jahre 1458; IV. Zedler: Das Mainzer Catholicon; V-VII. Schröder: Das Mainzer Fragment vom Weltgericht. Zedler: Die 42-zeilige bibeltype im Schöfferschen Missale Moguntinum von 1493. Tronnier: Die Missaldrucke Peter Schöffers und seines Sohnes Johann.Velke: Zu den Bücheranzeigen Peter Schöffers. VIII-IX. Seymour de Ricci: Catalogue raisonne des premieres impressions de Mayence (1445-1467); X-XI. Zedler: Die Bamberger Pfisterdrucke und die 36-zeilige Bibel; XII-XIII. Zedler: Die Mainzer Ablassbriefe der Jahre 1454 und 1455; XIV-XIX. Schottenloher: Das Regensburger Buchgewerbe im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert; XX. Zedler: Gutenberg und Schöffer im Lichte des Mainzer Früdrucks. 1. Die sog. Gutenbergbibel sowie die mit der 42-zeiligen Bibeltype ausgeführten kleineren Drucke; XXI. Schottenloher: Die Landshuter Buchdrucker des 16. Jahrh.; XXII. Schorbach: Der Strassburger Frühdrucker Johann Mentelin; XXIII. Zedler: Gutenberg und Schöffer im Lichte des Mainzer Frühdrucks. 2. Gutenbergs älteste Type und die mit ihr hergestellten Drucke. 0 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mathilde, Zeichnungen aus dem Leben einer armen Frau

      Munchen, D.W. Callway. PAPERBACK. Poor copy best suited for rebinding. In three pieces, though all pages and cover present. Spine mostly perished. An interesting association copy, with a long inscription from Hauptmann to Frank Wedekind. Both important German dramatists. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Fair. 1902.

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        Color problems A practical manual for the lay student of color

      1902. VANDERPOEL, Emily Noyes. Color problems. A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color. xv, 137 pp. Illustrated with 117 colour plates, each on a stub, and an envelope containing a chart and two plastic colour squares. 8vo., 194 x 145 mm, bound in original green cloth, gilt on front cover and spine. New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1903. First Edition, second printing of a magnificent and little known masterpiece of American book-making. Vanderpoel was a New York artist, author, and collector of oriental art objects. Color Problems was intended as a manual for all those (decorators, designers, lithographers, etc.) requiring a fuller understanding of colour theory. She refers to Chevreul, Bezold, Rood, Church, and others as having written more technical treatises or artists' manuals. The text focuses on colour contrasts and harmonies, with 117 plates printed in colour, and includes an appendix of definitions and terms and an interesting bibliography of fifty titles in several languages. This copy is complete with the mask, which is usually missing, inside the pocket of the rear cover. Spine lightly rubbed with evidence of old sticker, but a good copy. Wurmfeld, Color Documents 41 (illustrating four of the plates in colour). Birren 629.

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        Teoría Gráfica de las Conmutatrices

      Madrid, Imprenta y Litografía del Ministerio de Marina, 1902. 4to.mayor; 252 pp., 2 hs., con 31 figuras entre el texto. Cubiertas originales. García de los Reyes, nacido en Montevideo, fue uno de los marinos españoles de más alto nivel técnico del pasado siglo. Ingresó en la Escuela Naval en 1876, se doctoró en Ingeniería Eléctrica en el Instituto Técnico de Montefiore, en Lieja. Tomó parte en las Campañas de Filipinas y Africa, dirigió más tarde la Escuela de Submarinos de Cartagena y fue Ministro de Marina en 1928. Murió en Paracuellos del Jarama en los primeros meses de la Guerra Civil. No se halla registrado en el «Ensayo de Bibliografía Marítima Española».

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        Les Trente-six Vues de la Tour Eiffel

      1902. RIVIÈRE, Henri. Les Trente-six Vues de la Tour Eiffel. Prologue d'Arsène Alexandre. [16] pp. Illustrated with 36 coloured lithographs. Oblong 4to., 225 x 285 mm, bound by Charles Baron in blue paper over boards, embossed with circular Japonisme iris ornaments, title-labels on front cover and spine, in original matching brown slipcase. Paris: Eugène Verneau, 1902. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. Limited to 500 copies (though see below) on vélin wove paper manufactured exclusively for the publication by the Rives paper mill. Signed by initial block HR on justification leaf. Each lithograph signed in the plate with Henri Rivière's initial stamp. Essentially Les Trente-six Vues de la Tour Eiffel is an Art Nouveau livre d'artiste. Yet the book owes as much to Japonisme as it does to Art Nouveau. The elegant japoniste mise-en-page, the delicate ornamental details, and the unusual typeface designed and set by Art Nouveau designer George Auriol, give the book a unique, exotic sensibility. The thirty-six coloured lithographs were executed by Rivière between 1888 and 1902; the lithographs were then carefully printed for the edition under his direction. Each coloured lithograph captures the presence of the newly constructed Eiffel Tower from a different vantage point, much like Hokusai's 36 views captured Mt. Fuji in 1831. Sometimes we are passing directly under the tower, other times it is seen in the far distance surrounded by clouds. The printed index at the end identifies the location from which each view was drawn. The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World's Fair, and yet, by the time Rivière's 36 views were published, the excitement over the tower was over, and the book was a commercial failure. Far fewer copies than the anticipated five hundred were actually printed, making the book rare and highly sought-after today Henri Rivière (1864-1951), a grand figure at the Montmartre cabaret Le Chat Noir, was one of the most inventive actors during the Belle époque. He created the celebrated Théâtre d'ombres which held performances at Le Chat Noir to the end of the 1880s. He was also a collector of Japanese woodblock prints and played a significant role in the promulgation of Japanese art that became all the rage in Paris in the second half of the nineteenth-century. A very fine copy preserved in its original delicate paper binding. Very rare thus. Cachin Françoise & Marc Bascou, De Manet à Matisse: sept ans d'enrichissement au Musée d'Orsay [Exhibition catalogue], Paris, 1990.

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