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        Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyam: the Astronomer - Poet of Persia

      New York : Godfrey A. S. Wieners, 1902 Forest green decorated cloth. Association Copy. The writer & poet, Porter Garnett's wife's personal copy, in which Garnett wrote, signed, and dated a poem on the front free end page. Spine ends and corners frayed, lightly bumped, board edges rubbed, back end-page split but binding sound.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        FARMACOTERAPIA CON FORMULARIO

      HOEPLI, MILANO 1902 - ITALIANO Copertina del manuale rigida con leggero sbiadimento dei titoli e scurimento del dorso causa temporale. Lievi segni a penna alla quarta. Pagine scorrevoli, lisce al tatto, con esiguo ingiallimento ai margini; becche inferiori da pp. 190 a pp. 194 e firme manoscritte alle prime carte di guardia. Titoli in rosso al frontespizio; aloni di impurita nelle prime pagine dell'indice. Ultime 64 pagine comprendenti l'elenco completo dei manuali Hoepli.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Gedichte. Mit einer Titelvignette von Fidus.

      Berlin, Axel Juncker . 1902 - 8° (20 : 13 cm). Originalhalblederband mit rot-goldenem Rückenschild und Marmorpapierdeckelbezügen. Bünde, Kanten und Ecken leicht beschabt. 77, [3] Seiten. Vorsatzblatt mit größerer Schabstelle durch Entfernen eines Namenszuges. Jedes Gedicht mit einer Zierleiste und einem Zierstück, auf fein geripptem Büttenpapier, unbeschnitten. Sehr schönes Exemplar. Raabe/Hannich-Bode 182.1 -- Erste Ausgabe des Erstlings der Dichterin. Vitri6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Versificazione latina Prosodia e metrica per uso delle scuole

      R. Bemporad & Figlio Librai-Editori - Firenze, 1902. INTERLINGUE 0,12 Volume dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, talloncino adesivo con catalogazione bibliotecaria sul dorso, cima e piede con lacerazione, bordo e punte appena sfregati, fioritura sparsa, dorso, margini delle pagine e tagli bruniti, questi ultimi con barbe. XI edizione totalmente rifatta per cura del Dott. Silvio Pellini. Fa parte della collana Biblioteca ad uso delle scuole classiche. Lingue: italiano, Latino. USATO

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        Histoire de Dona Maria d'Avalas et de Don Fabricio, duc d'Andréa.

      La Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris 1902 - In-4 (266 x 205 mm) (6)-32 p., plein maroquin bordeaux, gardes de papier marbré, tranches dorées, filet doré sur les coupes. Couvertures brochées bistre gaufrées de l'époque conservées (gravées par Ducourtioux), armoiries sur les plats, étui. Edition manuscrite et enluminée par Léon Lebègue. Un des 200 exemplaires sur papier vergé d'Arches, avec une suite en noir des gravures sur papier de Chine. L'Histoire de Dona Maria d'Avalas et de Don Fabricio, duc d'Andria, est un conte extrait du "Puits de Sainte Claire" d'Anatole France, inspiré d'un fait réel relaté par Brantôme. Très bel exemplaire aux armes de la Duchesse de Massa. Langue : Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Procurateur de Judée

      Marcel Lubineau. Un des 368 exemplaires sur Vélin à la forme des Papeteries du Marais numérotés (n° 237), Avec 14 compositions d'Eugène Grasset gravées par Ernest Florian, 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure postérieure plein maroquin vert sous chemise de demi-maroquin à bandes et étui bordé, dos et plats ornés de motifs géométriques, couv. conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de M. & G. Boulanger, Edouard Pelletan, Paris, 1902, 1 f. blanc, 44 pp., 2 ff., 3 ff. (prospectus) Superbe reliure de maître, d'une facture parfaite, signée de M. & G. Boulanger en très bel état (chemise très lég. insolée et frottée, parfait état par ailleurs). Français

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        The Discourses of Epictetus.

      London George Bell & Sons 1902 - 2 volumes, 8vo., translated by George Long, edition limited to 250 copies on handmade paper, titles in red and black, later half navy morocco over marbled boards gilt by Bumpus, matching endpapers, top edge gilt and others uncut, a fine set. Epictetus (55–135 A. D., was an exponent of Stoicism who flourished about four hundred years after the Stoic school of Zeno of Citium was established in Athens. He lived and worked, first as a student in Rome, and then as a teacher with his own school in Nicopolis in Greece. Our knowledge of his philosophy and his method as a teacher comes to us via two works composed by his student Arrian, the Discourses and the Handbook. Although Epictetus based his teaching on the works of the early Stoics (none of which survives) which dealt with the three branches of Stoic thought, logic, physics and ethics, the Discourses and the Handbook concentrate almost exclusively on ethics. The role of the Stoic teacher was to encourage his students to live the philosophic life, whose end was eudaimonia ('happiness' or 'flourishing'), to be secured by living the life of reason, which – for Stoics – meant living virtuously and living 'according to nature'. The eudaimonia ('happiness') of those who attain this ideal consists of ataraxia (imperturbability), apatheia (freedom from passion), eupatheiai ('good feelings'), and an awareness of, and capacity to attain, what counts as living as a rational being should. The key to transforming oneself into the Stoic sophos (wise person) is to learn what is 'in one's power', and this is 'the correct use of impressions' (phantasiai), which in outline involves not judging as good or bad anything that appears to one. For the only thing that is good is acting virtuously (that is, motivated by virtue), and the only thing that is bad is the opposite, acting viciously (that is, motivated by vice). Someone who seeks to make progress as a Stoic (a prokoptôn) understands that their power of rationality is a fragment of God whose material body – a sort of rarefied fiery air – blends with the whole of creation, intelligently forming and directing undifferentiated matter to make the world as we experience it. The task of the prokoptôn, therefore, is to 'live according to nature', which means (a) pursuing a course through life intelligently responding to one's own needs and duties as a sociable human being, but also (b) wholly accepting one's fate and the fate of the world as coming directly from the divine intelligence, which makes the world the best that is possible. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SALT-WATER BALLADS

      1902 - London: Grant Richards, 1902. Original blue cloth. First Edition of Masefield's first book, which consisted of only 500 copies. Encouraged by Yeats and with the title chosen by the publisher, Masefield quit his bank job and decided to try his hand at nautical verse (and (later) prose. The title unfortunately led to comparisons with Kipling and his "Barrack-Room Ballads" (whose verse Masefield "hated") -- especially as both poets used the vernacular in their ballads. (Incidentally the publisher went bankrupt just two years later -- though most of the copies wrere by then sold.) In Masefield's opening poem "he proclaimed that he had no intention of glorifying heroism or imperialism; his concern was with the outcasts, the despised, the despairing" [Babington Smith]. Sadly, though Masefield would live 65 more years, SALT-WATER BALLADS is regarded by most as his best work; it includes his best-known poem, "Sea-Fever" (which in subsequent printings, includes the word "go" in the famous opening couplet "I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky.").~This copy is about as fine as this book gets (very light foxing on a few leaves); atypically, the spine of this copy is not discolored. Simmons 1; Wight 1; Handley-Taylor p. 27. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        A History of the American People.

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1902. 5 volumes, octavo (227 x 152 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. 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. Spines uniformly faded to tan, 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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        Youth. [Heart of Darkness].

      London and Edinburgh: Willliam Blackwood and Sons, 1902. [Classic Literature]. FIRST EDITION, first issue (with earliest ads). Octavo (14 x 19cm), pp.[viii]; 375; [1], blank; 32, advertisements dated 10/02. Publisher's light green cloth decoratively blocked in gilt and black.Internally very clean, edges of text block a little toned, cloth sides bright, spine gently age-toned. A near fine copy of the author's acclaimed short story collection, including the classic dark tale 'Heart of Darkness'.

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        The Hound of The Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.

      London: George Newnes, 1902.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp.359. With 16 illustrated plates by Paget. Bound in publisher's decorative red cloth, showing silhouette of the hound against a skyline in black and gilt to front board, gilt titles to spine. In a leather-spined clamshell case. Internally clean and free from marks and spotting. Text-block is tight and sound, slightly cocked, one gathering standing slightly proud. Spine sunned, bumping to corners, spine ends bumped with a little fraying. Arguably Holmes' most charismatic case, and one which has consequently been adapted for stage and screen numerous times - and only about half of those times as a parody.

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        Autograph Letter Initialed to "My dear Smith"

      , 1902. 1902. Two pages, on "Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere" stationery. No date, but "Rec'd 10 Mar 1902" is penciled in. The text of the letter reads:~I will call about quarter to 11 on Tuesday morning if that will not be too early. If you should be a little late I can no doubt get some news from Mr. Howard.~The American Edition is out.~I had a letter from Holtermann complaining that he had had no proofs for 8 days. I therefore sent a stimulating wire to Bloch.~A very excellent German book "Recht und Unrecht im Boerenkrieg" by one Hirtz [sic] published by Dr. Edelheim, Berlin W. has just come into my hands. It is very good & seems cheap. I have written to the publishers to find the price if bought by the hundred. I thought that we might possibly care to send out a few hundred of them, if none have been sent out, for we should make more sure of our bird if we had two barrels. I have asked Angst if he would like a hundred.~Angst wants a recent Edition.~I wish you too would have a dozen copies sent to my brother in South Africa. Capt Hay Doyle, 79th Battery, Harrismith.~I shall be in London from Tuesday till Friday.~Yours ever~ACD. [P.S.] Half a dozen copies sent to the OC [Officers' Club?] at [Doyle lists 13 overseas locations with a British military presence, mostly in South Africa but also Belfast] would be very well spent.~"Smith" was Reginald J. Smith, who in 1899 had become head of the publishing firm Smith, Elder & Co.-- founded two generations earlier by George Smith, in 1816.~The book Doyle initially refers to ("The American edition is out") was his sixpenny propaganda monograph THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA: ITS CAUSE AND CONDUCT, with facts distilled from his lengthy 1900 book THE GREAT BOER WAR, but adding Doyle's "apologia" [Pearsall] for some of the British conduct since then -- such as concentration camps and dum-dum bullets. Smith Elder's London edition had come out in mid-January (250,000 copies, plus a second printing of 50,000 more in mid-February), and McClure Phillips's American edition (50,000) came out in March. Profits from the booklet went to a variety of charitable causes; the booklet was partly responsible for the offer of a knighthood, which the author accepted.~"Mr. Howard" was the employee at Smith Elder who arranged the many translations of this book; Green & Gibson cites fifteen such translations, including Russian, Hungarian, Tamil and braille.~The German book which is the focus of much of the letter was (translated) RIGHT AND WRONG IN THE BOER WAR by then-23-year-old Friederich Hertz, published by Edelheim in Berlin in 1902 and which "earned him the thanks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" [Foreign Affairs, July 1919]. Hertz, who went on to write RACE AND CULTURE in 1904, was an Austrian who was a staunch opponent of German imperialism and militarism -- hence Doyle's appreciation. Though Hertz would serve in the Austro-Hungarian army in the Great War, during the 1930s he would flee first to Vienna and then (in 1938, under attack from the Nazis for his publications on race and nationality) with his family to London -- where in 1946 he would become a British citizen.~One last note: "Captain Hay Doyle," known as "Duff," was Doyle's 14-years-younger brother John Francis Innes Hay Doyle; he survived service in China in 1900 and South Africa in 1902, and would survive the Great War -- only to die in February 1919 in the Spanish Flu epidemic (mere weeks after ACD's son Kingsley, of the same cause).~The letter is in fine condition (just a little light foxing); the use of his initials, rather than full signature, is an indication of how close Doyle and Smith were.

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        Fourteenth Street Life [Manhattan] . Brush Studies from our Studio 92 5th Ave. 1902. With Horses and Carriages and Drivers on the verso.

      Manhattan, New York: 1902 - Original watercolor. Signed in the image. Titled and described on the support sheet. 8.5 x 10.75 inches. Verso are several studies of Horses and Carriages and Drivers Provenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University.Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson.Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

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        Youth. [Heart of Darkness].

      London and Edinburgh: Willliam Blackwood and Sons, 1902.. [Classic Literature]. FIRST EDITION, first issue (with earliest ads). Octavo (14 x 19cm), pp.[viii]; 375; [1], blank; 32, advertisements dated 10/02. Publisher's light green cloth decoratively blocked in gilt and black. Internally very clean, edges of text block a little toned, cloth sides bright, spine gently age-toned. A near fine copy of the author's acclaimed short story collection, including the classic dark tale 'Heart of Darkness'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Nigger of the Narcissus Preface

      First edition. 8vo., 8pp. As issued, without wrappers. Morocco backed slip-in case. Hythe, [Privately Printed for the author by] J. Lovick.

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        Collection of letters. Howard Philp.

      ca. 1930s-1970s.(). 49 ALS and TLS from the 1930s-70s to his English publisher, Geoffrey Robinson, who published his works on Freud and Jung. (1902-1978. Vicar of Ramsbury 1958-1972.)

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        Hand-corrected typescript of Sappho, one hundred lyrics, translated and interpreted.

      [New York?: , 1902-3]. Together with a first edition of Carman's Sappho, One Hundred Lyrics (printed October 1903, published 1904), an inscribed first edition of Carman's A Vision of Sappho (December 1903), and a first edition of H. T. Wharton's Sappho: Memoir, Text, Selected Renderings and A Literal Translation (1875). Oblong typescript (214 x 136 mm), 110 unnumbered pages, text in blue to rectos only. Contemporary red half sheep, brown boards, red leather reinforcement strip to both hinges. Together with three octavo works, Wharton's Sappho in original vellum, Carman's Sappho in original white cloth backed green boards, and Carman's Vision of Sappho in original wrappers. Typescript worn at the spine and corners but sound and good; the published Sappho One Hundred Lyrics and the Wharton somewhat rubbed and marked, Wharton with front free endpaper excised, but both internally fresh and generally very good; the Vision of Sappho chipped at spine with repair and somewhat around the edges but internally clean and still good. Pre-publication hand-corrected typescript of Canada's unofficial poet laureate Bliss Carman's magnum opus, the first comprehensive and fully imagined rendering into English of the thithero fragmentary poems of Sappho, the greatest surviving lyric poet of the ancient world. This is presented together with a very scarce copy of the first edition, printed October 1903 and published 1904 in Boston by L. C. Page in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies (of which this is copy 13), an inscribed copy of the rare privately printed Carman poem A Vision of Sappho, and a rare US issue of the scarce first edition of the book from which Carman worked to create his lyrics, H. T. Wharton's scholarly compendium of the surviving Greek fragments together with the previous attempts at English translations (London: David Stott, 1875, with here a cancel title page for the US issue by Jansen, McClurg, and Co. of Chicago). In 1902, Carman was residing in New York. His friend Mitchell Kennerley gave him a copy of H. T. Wharton's Sappho, and suggested that he poeticise Wharton's more literal translations. This sparked off an inspiration for Carman, who set to work reassembling the disjecta membra of the surviving Sappho fragments that Wharton afforded him, fleshing it out with his own imagination. Fellow Canadian poet Charles G. D. Roberts, in his introduction to the published One Hundred Lyrics, glosses Carman's method thus: "It is as if a sculptor of to-day were to set himself, with reverence, and trained craftsmanship, and studious familiarity with the spirit, technique, and atmosphere of his subject, to restore some statues of Polyclitus or Praxiteles of which he had but a broken arm, a foot, a knee, a finger upon which to build." The first appearance of Carman's Sappho lyrics was a private printing (60 copies) of only 15 lyrics. The omission of that item here must be excused by its extreme rarity - the last copy recorded at auction was in 1926. Carman continued work on swelling the number of the Sappho lyrics, and also wrote his own long original poem evoking the imaginative excitement of this encounter with Sappho, entitled A Vision of Sappho. This was printed in December 1903 again in a private edition of 60 copies. The copy included here (as rare as the 15 Sappho lyrics of 1902 - the last copy of A Vision of Sappho at auction was in 1938) has been reminiscently inscribed by Carman on the first blank: "Written in the Catskills a long time ago when we seemed to have more leisure for such things. The thrushes still sing there in the serene twilight to the hemlocks and the mountains streams still murmur all night long; the shadows of clouds still traverse the wooded slopes; yet something has departed. It must be we who have changed. Twilight Park, 1920. Bliss Carman". Carman's One Hundred Lyrics of Sappho would come to be his most enduring work - acknowledged by the Dictionary of Canadian Biography to be his "finest volume of poetry". It is particularly notable for having made Sappho accessible and exciting to a non-academic English-speaking audience, and some lyrics, such as "I loved thee, Atthis, in the long ago" and "Over the roofs the honey-coloured moon", are still quoted by Carman and Sappho enthusiasts alike. It was read and admired in particular by modernist poets such as Wallace Stephens and Ezra Pound. Indeed, critic D. M. R. Bentley has suggested that "the brief, crisp lyrics of the Sappho volume almost certainly contributed to the aesthetic and practice of Imagism". The typescript here is the linchpin of this presentation of the Carman/Sappho story. Textually it stands between the typescript in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, and the published version. The prior typescript had more lyrics, and was numbered in accordance to Wharton's numbering of the fragments that inspired them. Several of those Carman cut, and the present typescript has been renumbered and rearranged into its near-published state. A previous owner has enumerated, on a lengthy hand-list, the textual differences between the lyrics in this typescript and those in the Berg. This document also carries the assertion that various letter forms in the manuscript corrections here tally satisfactorily with "Carman's hand in letters to Miss Hawthorne in the Berg MS". There are approximately 100 typed or manuscript corrections to this typescript, the vast majority constitute corrections to errors or omissions in typing up the text from the Berg typescript. Comparing the present typescript with the published version, almost all of these corrections are retained in the published version. There are also some errors and omissions in the typescript which are not corrected here but have been corrected in the published version, but overall the text of the typescript appears in near-finished state. While the manuscript corrections, though in places very like, are not definitively attributable to Carman's hand (there is after all a chance the typescript could have been secretarial or editorial), there is one manuscript correction that necessitates authorial involvement, the addition of the word "sea" in lyric XXXI, the line "tell while the [sea] stands" - the Berg typescript has "world", and interestingly in the published version this is changed back to "world". This typescript also has a working title not retained in the published version, "One hundred lyrics, translated and interpreted by...", and it does not have the epigraphic poem "Now to please my little friend", nor of course the lengthy prose introduction by Roberts, both of which were added for the published version. All this firmly asserts the typescript's pre-publication status. Laid in at the rear of the typescript is a near-contemporary newspaper clipping of "A Newly Discovered Poem of Sappho" translated by Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918) - an appealing continuation of the Sappho story.

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        Hand-corrected typescript of Sappho, one hundred lyrics, translated and interpreted. Together with a first edition of Carman's Sappho, One Hundred Lyrics (printed October 1903, published 1904), an inscribed first edition of Carman's A Vision of Sappho (December 1903), and a first edition of H. T. Wharton's Sappho: Memoir, Text, Selected Renderings and A Literal Translation (1875).

      [New York?: 1902-3] - Oblong typescript (214 x 136 mm), 110 unnumbered pages, text in blue to rectos only. Contemporary red half sheep, brown boards, red leather reinforcement strip to both hinges. Together with three octavo works, Wharton's Sappho in original vellum, Carman's Sappho in original white cloth backed green boards, and Carman's Vision of Sappho in original wrappers. Typescript worn at the spine and corners but sound and good; the published Sappho One Hundred Lyrics and the Wharton somewhat rubbed and marked, Wharton with front free endpaper excised, but both internally fresh and generally very good; the Vision of Sappho chipped at spine with repair and somewhat around the edges but internally clean and still good. Pre-publication hand-corrected typescript of Canada's unofficial poet laureate Bliss Carman's magnum opus, the first comprehensive and fully imagined rendering into English of the thithero fragmentary poems of Sappho, the greatest surviving lyric poet of the ancient world. This is presented together with a very scarce copy of the first edition, printed October 1903 and published 1904 in Boston by L. C. Page in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies (of which this is copy 13), an inscribed copy of the rare privately printed Carman poem A Vision of Sappho, and a rare US issue of the scarce first edition of the book from which Carman worked to create his lyrics, H. T. Wharton's scholarly compendium of the surviving Greek fragments together with the previous attempts at English translations (London: David Stott, 1875, with here a cancel title page for the US issue by Jansen, McClurg, and Co. of Chicago). In 1902, Carman was residing in New York. His friend Mitchell Kennerley gave him a copy of H. T. Wharton's Sappho, and suggested that he poeticise Wharton's more literal translations. This sparked off an inspiration for Carman, who set to work reassembling the disjecta membra of the surviving Sappho fragments that Wharton afforded him, fleshing it out with his own imagination. Fellow Canadian poet Charles G. D. Roberts, in his introduction to the published One Hundred Lyrics, glosses Carman's method thus: "It is as if a sculptor of to-day were to set himself, with reverence, and trained craftsmanship, and studious familiarity with the spirit, technique, and atmosphere of his subject, to restore some statues of Polyclitus or Praxiteles of which he had but a broken arm, a foot, a knee, a finger upon which to build." The first appearance of Carman's Sappho lyrics was a private printing (60 copies) of only 15 lyrics. The omission of that item here must be excused by its extreme rarity - the last copy recorded at auction was in 1926. Carman continued work on swelling the number of the Sappho lyrics, and also wrote his own long original poem evoking the imaginative excitement of this encounter with Sappho, entitled A Vision of Sappho. This was printed in December 1903 again in a private edition of 60 copies. The copy included here (as rare as the 15 Sappho lyrics of 1902 - the last copy of A Vision of Sappho at auction was in 1938) has been reminiscently inscribed by Carman on the first blank: "Written in the Catskills a long time ago when we seemed to have more leisure for such things. The thrushes still sing there in the serene twilight to the hemlocks and the mountains streams still murmur all night long; the shadows of clouds still traverse the wooded slopes; yet something has departed. It must be we who have changed. Twilight Park, 1920. Bliss Carman". Carman's One Hundred Lyrics of Sappho would come to be his most enduring work - acknowledged by the Dictionary of Canadian Biography to be his "finest volume of poetry". It is particularly notable for having made Sappho accessible and exciting to a non-academic English-speaking audience, and some lyrics, such as "I loved thee, Atthis, in the long ago" and "Over the roofs the honey-coloured moon", are still quoted by Carman and Sappho enthusiasts alike. It was read and admired in p [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        QUAND'ERO MATTO

      RENZO STREGLIO E C, 1902. ITALIANO 0,34 Copertina del volume con piccole macchie di umidità e nota manoscritta a penna; vecchio adesivo scollato in basso. Dorso parzialmente spezzato. Fioritura alle carte di guardia. Pagine da inizio libro a 16 e da 209 a fine libro parzialmente staccate; leggibili, nitide nella stampa. Ingiallimento dei tagli. USATO

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        THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE [with] THE POET OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE [with] THE PROFESSOR AT THE BREAKFAST-TABLE

      Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1902. Some rubbing to paper sides, minor spotting, the leather fine and very handsome. Together three volumes. Small 8vo. Illustrated by H. M. Brock. Bound for Dutton in half green crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spine in five uneven panels with titles in gilt, the small upper panel with gilt leaves, the large panel with grapes and leaves, the grapes onlaid in purple.

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        A Travers le Turkestan Russe: ouvrage illustré de deux cent-soixante-cinq gravures d'après les clichés de l'auteur et contenant une carte en couleurs.

      Hachette et Cie Paris 1902 - First edition, large 4to. (34.4 x 26.3 cm). Half-title with author's presentation inscription to verso, title, [2], VII, 228, [4] pp., with 70 heliogravure plates including frontispiece, all with original protective tissues with printed captions, a large coloured folding map, 195 heliogravures in text; small marginal clean tear to pp. 189 - 190 and one plate not affecting image. Original red calf with green polished leather panels laid in (front and back), decoratively blind and gilt tooled with three cartouches on each cover, red calf spine, with large yellow calf label and gilt-tooled decorative elements, original red silk ribbon present, decorative endpapers, parchment leaves with decorative gilt cartouches at beginning and end; slightly sunned. Deluxe edition of one of the best illustrated works on Turkestan. Rare in such fresh condition. The Central Asian lands had been for centuries an important trading post for both East and West. Despite this, knowledge about the region remained patchy in Europe. Even when the area was opened up by railway, it was still a 15 day journey from Paris to Tashkent by the quickest route. In 1898 Hugues Krafft (1853 – 1935), a very wealthy French nobleman, travelled in Russian Turkestan for several months and visited Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Kokan and other cities. By then Krafft had already visited the European part of Russia, Japan and most of Europe, but nothing could prepare him for the treasures he encountered in Central Asia: 'charmé par la beauté des hautes montagnes et des florissantes vallées, par la splendeur des monuments du passé, par le coloris extraordinaire des costumes, et par l'attrait d'une population éminemment pittoresque, -- autant de sujets qui me procurèrent des impressions plus vives qu'aucune de celles déjà éprouvées dans d'autres pays d'Orient'. A talented photographer, Krafft recorded everything he saw on the way: the vibrant markets of Bukhara; the ancient monuments of Samarkand; the diverse range of natural phenomena on display in Turkestan; the colourful costumes of different classes and professions; and the local impact of Muslim culture. On his return to Paris Krafft produced an account of the journey lavishly illustrated with 70 high-quality photogravures and 195 heliogravures in phototype, showing the peoples, costumes, traditions, festivals, towns, mosques, madrassas, mountains and valleys of these regions. No expense was spared in the publication of this work. The photogravures were printed on heavy, high-quality vellum-paper, each protected with a tissue-guard bearing an explanatory caption; the text and the heliogravures were printed on glossy paper with wide margins and the additional watermarks "H. Krafft" and "Le Turkestan Russe". A number of copies, including this one, were reserved for the Krafft's close circle and the European aristocracy, including Tsar Nicholas II. These were signed by the author and bound in luxurious and highly decorative full calf gilt bindings. Yakushi (1994) K316. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Procurateur de Judée

      Marcel Lubineau 1902 - Un des 368 exemplaires sur Vélin à la forme des Papeteries du Marais numérotés (n° 237), Avec 14 compositions d'Eugène Grasset gravées par Ernest Florian, 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure postérieure plein maroquin vert sous chemise de demi-maroquin à bandes et étui bordé, dos et plats ornés de motifs géométriques, couv. conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de M. & G. Boulanger, Edouard Pelletan, Paris, 1902, 1 f. blanc, 44 pp., 2 ff., 3 ff. (prospectus) Superbe reliure de maître, d'une facture parfaite, signée de M. & G. Boulanger en très bel état (chemise très lég. insolée et frottée, parfait état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ILIAS RECENSUIT ARTHURUS LUDWICH

      Lipsiae: B.G.TEUBNERI, 1902 1907. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 23. I II USATO

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        Hints to Golfers

      The Salem Press, Salem, Mass, 1902. 1st. Hardcover. A PERSONALIZED, DEDICATION COPY FROM THE LIBRARY OF JACK WELSH, FORMER CEO OF GENERAL ELECTRIC. Custom-made, full-leather slipcase with Welch's name and the date this copy was gifted to him in bright gilt-lettering on front panel of the slipcase. On the inside of the book itself, just after the flyleaf, a special rice-paper dedication page is tipped-in declaring that this book is given to Jack Welsh from the Elfun Society in Fairfield, CT in Sept. of 1982. A sharp copy to boot of the Dec. 1902 third edition (same year as the first edition). 1 of 1000 copies printed. Bright and clean and VG+ in its original pictorial green cloth with red lettering. Also in red relief wonderful image of a golfer on front and back panel. Octavo, 147 pgs. Well-preserved and, with the Jack Welsh connection, a wonderful association copy.

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        Autograph Letter Initialed to "My dear Smith"

      1902. Two pages, on "Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere" stationery. No date, but "Rec'd 10 Mar 1902" is penciled in. The text of the letter reads:~I will call about quarter to 11 on Tuesday morning if that will not be too early. If you should be a little late I can no doubt get some news from Mr. Howard.~The American Edition is out.~I had a letter from Holtermann complaining that he had had no proofs for 8 days. I therefore sent a stimulating wire to Bloch.~A very excellent German book "Recht und Unrecht im Boerenkrieg" by one Hirtz [sic] published by Dr. Edelheim, Berlin W. has just come into my hands. It is very good & seems cheap. I have written to the publishers to find the price if bought by the hundred. I thought that we might possibly care to send out a few hundred of them, if none have been sent out, for we should make more sure of our bird if we had two barrels. I have asked Angst if he would like a hundred.~Angst wants a recent Edition.~I wish you too would have a dozen copies sent to my brother in South Africa. Capt Hay Doyle, 79th Battery, Harrismith.~I shall be in London from Tuesday till Friday.~Yours ever~ACD. [P.S.] Half a dozen copies sent to the OC [Officers' Club?] at [Doyle lists 13 overseas locations with a British military presence, mostly in South Africa but also Belfast] would be very well spent.~"Smith" was Reginald J. Smith, who in 1899 had become head of the publishing firm Smith, Elder & Co.-- founded two generations earlier by George Smith, in 1816.~The book Doyle initially refers to ("The American edition is out") was his sixpenny propaganda monograph THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA: ITS CAUSE AND CONDUCT, with facts distilled from his lengthy 1900 book THE GREAT BOER WAR, but adding Doyle's "apologia" [Pearsall] for some of the British conduct since then -- such as concentration camps and dum-dum bullets. Smith Elder's London edition had come out in mid-January (250,000 copies, plus a second printing of 50,000 more in mid-February), and McClure Phillips's American edition (50,000) came out in March. Profits from the booklet went to a variety of charitable causes; the booklet was partly responsible for the offer of a knighthood, which the author accepted.~"Mr. Howard" was the employee at Smith Elder who arranged the many translations of this book; Green & Gibson cites fifteen such translations, including Russian, Hungarian, Tamil and braille.~The German book which is the focus of much of the letter was (translated) RIGHT AND WRONG IN THE BOER WAR by then-23-year-old Friederich Hertz, published by Edelheim in Berlin in 1902 and which "earned him the thanks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" [Foreign Affairs, July 1919]. Hertz, who went on to write RACE AND CULTURE in 1904, was an Austrian who was a staunch opponent of German imperialism and militarism -- hence Doyle's appreciation. Though Hertz would serve in the Austro-Hungarian army in the Great War, during the 1930s he would flee first to Vienna and then (in 1938, under attack from the Nazis for his publications on race and nationality) with his family to London -- where in 1946 he would become a British citizen.~One last note: "Captain Hay Doyle," known as "Duff," was Doyle's 14-years-younger brother John Francis Innes Hay Doyle; he survived service in China in 1900 and South Africa in 1902, and would survive the Great War -- only to die in February 1919 in the Spanish Flu epidemic (mere weeks after ACD's son Kingsley, of the same cause).~The letter is in fine condition (just a little light foxing); the use of his initials, rather than full signature, is an indication of how close Doyle and Smith were.

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        QUAND'ERO MATTO

      RENZO STREGLIO E C., TORINO 1902 - ITALIANO Copertina del volume con piccole macchie di umidità e nota manoscritta a penna; vecchio adesivo scollato in basso. Dorso parzialmente spezzato. Fioritura alle carte di guardia. Pagine da inizio libro a 16 e da 209 a fine libro parzialmente staccate; leggibili, nitide nella stampa. Ingiallimento dei tagli. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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        The Writings.

      Cambridge: The Riverside Press,, 1902. 26 volumes, octavo. Red morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines and boards gilt, morocco panelled doublures, satin free endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout. Slight darkening of the spines. A very good set. Riverside Press edition. Number 14 of 1,000 sets only. Fiske was considered "one of the most important intellectual influences in the last quarter of the 19th century. He was probably the most admirably fitted among all his contemporaries to lead the fight for evolution among his countrymen, and the charm of his historical writings and lectures not only instilled an interest in the subject into a vast number of people but was the prime cause of not a few of the distinguished scholars of today first turning to history as their life-work" (DAB). Includes Fiske's classic historical works on America, as well as his scientific and philosophical writings. This deluxe edition of Fiske's works was planned and in part prepared before his death in July 1901.

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        Tuschzeichnung: Boot am Strand unter dräuendem Himmel.

      Bildmaß: 43 x 56 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Künstlerrahmung: Rahmenmaß: 66 x 76 cm ). Links unten mit *Ehrich Turlach* signiert, undatiert. Die Tuschzeichnung von guter Erhaltung, das Passepartout und der Rahmen mit Gebrauchsspuren. Turlach wurde 1902 in Hamburg geboren und verstarb 1996 ebenda. ( vergleiche den umfangreichen Eintrag zu Turlach im *Rump: Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs*. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Bei größeren Bildern leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbst organisierter Abtransport, hier ist kein Versand möglich )

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        The Four Feathers.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1902 - FIRST EDITION. Half title, 6pp ads. Later ownership inscription on leading f.e.p. Orig. light blue cloth, front board lettered in black, spine lettered in gilt; sl rubbing. Mason?s first and most famous novel set against the background of the war against the Mahdi in the Sudan, a story of supposed cowardice for which Harry Feversham is awarded the white feathers by his colleagues. He regains their admiration by his heroism and marries the girl he loves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

      New York: George D. Sproul,, 1902-03. Edited with annotations, bibliography and topography by Frederic G. Kitton. 3 volumes, octavo (249 x 173 mm). Contemporary green crushed morocco by Trautz-Bauzonnet Bindery, gilt spines with red morocco onlaid flowers, gilt motif to front covers, richly gilt doublures blocked in floral design, morocco onlay in blue, purple, yellow, and red, onlaid initials "C.D." in red and green morocco, cream moire silk endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispieces by Henry Furniss and 195 engraved plates, all with captioned tissue guards. Bookplates in all volumes. Spines faded consistently to brown, very slight loss to headcap of vol. 2. An excellent set in a very handsome binding. Signed limited edition, the "Autograph Edition", signed by the publisher. As issued, this copy contains an original autograph cheque signed by Dickens for £5 dated 2 April 1864. Each work in this Autograph Edition was issued with a similar piece of original signed material. The Autograph Edition was part of a highly ambitious project: this is copy number 9 of a planned edition of 250 sets of 56 volumes printed on handmade paper; of these, however, only 15 volumes were issued. Pickwick Papers makes up the first three volumes. It also comprised a "St Dunstan" edition printed on parchment, consisting of 15 sets of 130 volumes, and a "Bibliophiles Edition" printed on special handmade paper with ornamental borders in colour, consisting of 50 sets of 112 volumes. Only the "St Dunstan" edition was issued in full; the "Bibliophiles Edition" only achieved 26 sets.

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        Emma S. Doughten's European Trip, April 1901 - September 1902

      - Presented in two albums, the travels of an unaccompanied female on a European tour. In early 1901 Emma Doughten began her European Tour, traveling mostly by rail, she visited numerous countries, such as Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, England and Scotland. Emma narrates every portion of her trip with exacting, detailed, entries of the sites she sees and the people she meets. From the extolling on the history of each art piece, cathedral, palace, or chateau she visited to her interactions with fellow travelers or the townsfolk she met. Often, she would spend pages writing all she learned while visiting the historic site of the day. Along with her written journal entries, in order to illustrate the numerous sites visited, are pasted-in postcards. From the view of the Louvre from across the Seine in Paris to the various small towns she visited in the high Alps in Switzerland. Starting her journey in Spain, she visited various locations, such as Ibiza and Gibraltar. Continuing on to Austria she visited Innsbruck and Vienna and saw such sites as the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Tyrolean State Museum. A short train ride later she spent some time Germany visiting the various sights in Munich and Dresden. Making her way to Switzerland and she traveled on the Axenstrasse Highway, a picturesque road built along steep cliffs on the east side of the Lake Lucerne. The views along this throughway are spectacular as it weaves through the many rock fall galleries and tunnels along its route. From there Emma traveled on the Gotthard Railway, a Swiss trans-alpine railway that runs from northern Switzerland all the way to the country's boarder with Italy. The railroad takes its passengers through the Alps by means of the Gotthard Tunnel, making several stops along the way to the tourist towns that are scattered throughout the Alps. Along the way, Emma also saw the Rhonegletscher (otherwise known as the Rhone Glacier, located in the Swiss Alps and is the source of the Rhône River and one of the primary contributors to Lake Geneva), Le Pont Suspendu (a large suspension bridge which at its inauguration in 1834, it became, for a time, the longest suspension bridge in the world, as well as one of the first to use wireline cables instead of chains. It was destroyed in 1923 to make way for the Zaehringen bridge.), and Matterhorn (a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy, it's a huge and near-symmetrical pyramidal peak and it is one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe). Eventually making her way into Italy, Emma spent some time along Lake Maggiore; a long, thin, lake on the south side of the Alps that is noted for its picturesque surroundings of greenery-filled mountains, before traveling on to some of the more well-known Italian tourist destinations. Such as Milan, Florence, Sienna, Rome, Assisi, and Pompeii. One lesser known spot Emma visited was Bussana Vecchia, a ghost town in Liguria, Italy, that had been abandoned by its citizens due to an earthquake in 1887. From there she continued onto France, stopping in Paris and visiting all the classic sites: The Louvre, The Vendome Column, Notre Dame, The Arc de Triumph, Place Charles de Gaulle, and Saint-Jacques Tower. Leaving Paris, Emma visited almost too many French Chateaux to be named, though some highlights are the Chateau de Cheverny, the royal Château de Chambord, and the royal Château de Blois. Emma continued on through the coast of Brittany and Normandy visiting such sites as the Carnac stones (an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the village of Carnac in Brittany), and Mont-Saint-Michel (an island fort that houses several strategic fortifications since ancient times). Using the French port city of Calais, Emma traveled across the English Channel to the cliff top town of Dover. There she started her last leg of her journey, exploring the British Isles. Traveling north through England,

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles.

      London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and Art Nouveau decoration to spine after a design by Alfred Garth Jones, enlarged on front board incorporating silhouette of hound stamped in black. Frontispiece and 15 plates after Sidney Paget. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine ends slightly bumped, very slight marking to bottom edge. An excellent, bright, copy. First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound of the Baskervilles 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 great success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country.

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        Denslow's Night Before Christmas

      G.W. Dillingham - New York, 1902. 4to, publisher's illustrated boards, unpaginated. First edition thus, first binding. A tight copy with excellent contents and usual exterior wear to boards and spine. Tears with loss to paper at spine, some dings and fraying to boards at edges, gift and owner inscriptions from 1902 on front free endpaper. Remains sound and tight. A beautifully illustrated edition, uncommon in the first state binding. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Weird O' It

      London: Grant Richards, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. vi, 726 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth, decorated on the cover with man's face against a black square background, printed in light brown on the front cover, and in gilt on the spine. Morse (1948), p. 63. Tiny dent on the front cover's fore-edge. A superior copy. With a blank leaf before the half-title and another following p. 726.

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