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        Pore Lil Mose

      New York: New York Herald / Grand Union Tea Company. Very Good+. 1902. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; This is an oversized (oblong folio - 14 3/4 x 10 1/2") cloth backed book with pictorial card covers. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some beginning rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends and corners. The bottom rear spine end and spine joint is missing some of the cloth (approx. an inch and a half long at the longest). The remainder of the cloth spine is clean, bright and undamaged. The covers have some light spots of foxing (mostly to the rear cover).The text pages are mostly clean and bright - with some light finger spotting to the foredges and some minor foxing throughout. This copy is complete - with 36 (actually 37) pages filled with full color illustrations by Outcault, as one page has been duplicated - "Pore Lil Mose Has Homesickness". This book is scarce in general, but considered truly rare complete and in such clean condition. " he was the first successful comic strip character to achieve a popularity so great that he not only increased the sales of newspapers carrying him, but he was also the first to demonstrate that a comic strip character could be merchandised profitably. In fact, for these two reasons, the Yellow Kid and his creator, R. F. Outcault, are generally credited with permanently establishing the comic strip and making it a part of American society." "When the interest in 'Yellow Kid' cooled down around 1901, Outcault created new features, such as 'Lil' Mose', the first strip with a black as its principal character, in James Gordon Bennett's New York Herald. " Pore Lil Mose is "ranked among the five most valuable Platinum Age Comics by Overstreet". .

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books]
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        Peryschko Finista Jasna-Sokola. Das Federchen von Finist, dem herrlichen Falken. Märchen. Skazki.

      Staatsdruckerei für Wertpapiere, St. Petersburg. (Petersburg, Ekspedizija Sagotowlenija Gosudarstwennych Bumag) 1902. Text russisch. Mit tlw. ganzs. chromolithographischen Abb. von I. J. Bilibin. 12 nn. S. 4°. Farb. illustr. OBroschur (geheftet). Bindung erneuert, Umschlagdeckel mit Randläsuren, eine abgebrochene Ecke neu angesetzt, innen sauber und gut. Als Schutz in einer neuen Leinenmappe aufbewahrt, die dazu geliefert wird. Auf Wunsch weitere Digitalfotos. - Bilderwelt-Köln #2730. - Höhepunkt der russischen Jugendstilillustration. Von I. J. Bilibin illustriert, nach Afanasev, dem russischen Märchensammler. - Versand D: 8,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Plesse Antiquariat Minzloff]
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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]

      A. Durand & Fils [PN D. & F. 6106] [1902], Paris - 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Paradise Lost. A Poem in XII Books

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1902. hardcover. very good(+). Rubricated text throughout. 387 pages. Large 8vo, finely bound by Birdsall in full burgundy calf; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands. Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1902. A beautifully bound copy with a modern allegorical fore-edge painting showing Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately there is a large damp-stain on the lower portion of both covers, some light damp marks on the front and back blank pages, and foxing in the margins of the first two pages of text.

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        ACONCAGUA AND TIERRA DEL FUEGO A Book of Climbing, Travel and Exploration

      Cassell, London 1902 - Minor rubbing to top and bottom spine. Bookplate and previous owner's name on front endpaper. Pages a bit browned; Dark red boards with gilt lettering. Conway is a very famous mountaineer. He travelled widely in Europe, Egypt and the East; led an expedition in the Himalayas 1892; traversed the Alps 1894; explored in Spitsbergen, Bolivian Andes and Chile. He also wrote "The Alps", one of the most beautiful illustrated mountain books of its time, published in London by A & C Black (also available) ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 252, 16 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES; ANOTHER ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      George Newnes, Limited, 1902., 1902. First edition. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on the front cover and spine. Sixteen full-page illustrations by Sidney Paget. Former owner's inked name and street address on front fly leaf and inked initials on front pastedown sheet, minor wear to spine ends, top edge lightly soiled, else a near fine, bright, clean copy of a mystery classic. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is now up to Holmes and Watson to solve the mystery of the legend. Housed in a bright cloth clamshell case, with a hound like the one on the book's front cover on the front panel and titles stamped in gold gilt on a leather spine label. An attractive presentation. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone title.

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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 prize-plate from the Captain Magazine mounted to front pastedown, signed "The Old Fag", the recipient's name (Winifred E. ?) crudely effaced. Spine gently rolled and sunned, extremities lightly bumped, faint tanning and foxing to endleaves, the very occasional small spot to margins and plate-edges not affecting images. A very good 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 an "unprecedented success", with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        UNTO THIS LAST

      George Allen at Ballantyne Press 1902 - George Allen at the Ballantyne Press, 1902. One of 500 copies printed on handmade paper in limp vellum binding with silk ties. Spine sunned, some soiling to covers, otherwise very good condition. Signature of "Francis Meynell june 25 1914" on fep (Francis Meynell was a typographer and the founder of the Nonesuch press). On the inside cover he has written in pencil "a pretty close copy of the golden type of William Morris whose spacing is much better adjuged (sic) however." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Just So Stories.

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1902 - Octavo. Finely bound in mid 20th-century red full crushed morocco by Bayntun Rivière, titles and decoration gilt to spine separated by raised bands, single rule to boards gilt with pictorial block to front gilt, decoration gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Excellent condition. With 12 black and white illustrations by the author. First edition, first impression. A particularly handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE WALLACE COLLECTION (PAINTINGS) AT HERTFORD HOUSE

      Goupil & Co, London 1902 - A pair of sumptuous folio volumes, in three quarter crimson morocco. With 100 fine photogravure reproductions of paintings, each in two states, on Japan vellum and on India paper by Manzi and Joyant. This is no. XXII of 100 numbered copies, with the plates in two states. There has been some discreet repair to the front joint of Vols, I & II (of Vol. I of the 2 volume set) and a small patch to the top edge of Vol. I. Very Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Novels of Samuel Richardson in Twenty Volumes

      Chapman and Hall, Ltd., London 1902 - TWENTY VOLUMES COMPLETE. Attractively bound in half-red calf with rose cloth, mellowed on spines to a pretty dark coral. Raised bands, gilt tools and titling to spines. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, with sixteen illustrations from the engravings of E.F. Burney, and a portrait of the author, in four volumes. The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Bart., with twenty-eight illustrations from the engravings of Thomas Stothard, in seven volumes. Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady, with thirty-four illustrations from Stothard, in nine volumes. Light rubbing to extremities of most volumes; one volume shwoing fading to top of cloth of front cover. On the whole a lovely set. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bryn Mawr Bookstore]
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        The Wings Of The Dove (2 Vols.)

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1902 - this USA first edition in two decker form preceded the U.K. first edtion; brown publisher's cloth; lettering in gilt on the spines; no inscriptions or other internal markings; hinges tight; spines are square; t.e.g.; foredges are untrimmed; 329 pp and 439 pp respectively; handsome set. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reeve & Clarke Fine Books (ABAC / ILAB)]
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        Das Federchen von Finist, dem herrlichen Falken. (russisch).

      Izdanie Ekspedizii zagotowlenija Gosudarstwennyh bumag,, St.-Petersburg, 1902 - St.-Petersburg, Izdanie Ekspedizii zagotowlenija Gosudarstwennyh bumag, 1902. 4°. 12 S. Mit farb. Illustr. von Iwan Bilibin. Farb. illustr. vordere Orig.-Umschlagblatt. Schug 2730. - Cotsen 1216. - Erste Ausgabe. Russisches Märchen. - Mit kleinem handschrift. Besitzereintrag auf der ersten Umschlagseite. Das hintere Umschlagblatt und Rücken fachmännisch faksimiliert und angehängt. Sprache: Russisch / Russian Farb. illustr. vordere Orig.-Umschlagblatt. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns (with Notes and Glossary)

      George Newnes, Ltd., London 1902 - Small 8vo. 165 x 102 mm. 1 f. (half-title), lxxii, 580 pp. With frontispiece depicting a Scotsman at the plough. Bound by Morrell of London: fine crimson morocco, intricately gilt to a "Scottish Wheel" motif, covers with large central wheel of 20 compartments, each containing elegant gossamer floral tools between two lines of dots radiating from a central rosette, massed tiny circle tools at head and foot of wheel; above and below these circle tools, a triangle formed by small scalloped compartments and multiple tiny flowers, corners with large leaf frond tools, and the covers generally with many accenting small tools; five raised bands on spine, compartments with large quatrefoil containing a central daisy radiating floral tools surrounded by gilt dots, elegantly and elaborately gilt turn-ins, ivory watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Rear free endpaper with ink presentation inscription to Ozite Fleming Cox from Benjamin Lloyd Belt, dated May 8, 1906. Rear joint very expertly renewed; front joint beginning to show a thin crack. This extensive collection of poems and songs by Scotland's best-loved poet is offered here in an animated binding decorated in the "Scottish Wheel" style. Prideaux in her "Modern Bookbindings" of 1906, says that Morrell had a very large business that supplied "all the booksellers with bindings designed by his men." These bindings were "remarkable for their variety and merit." The present example is a particularly attractive volume with decoration reminiscent of the so-called "Wheel" bindings originally produced in Scotland in the 18th century. An example similar to the design on our binding is reproduced as Fig. 7 in Sommerlad's "Oxford Bibliographical Society" publication, "Scottish 'Wheel' and 'Herring-bone' Bindings in the Bodleian Library" (a binding done for "Poetarum Scotorum Musae Sacrae," printed in 1739). Very good antiquarian condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        Just So Stories For Little Children

      Macmillan and Co., Limited, London 1902 - Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling was in his twenties when his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him a literary celebrity, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. Born in India and educated in England, Kipling could not afford to attend either Oxford or Cambridge University and instead returned to India to work as a newspaper editor and writer. Kipling, who had written verse since he was young, also began to write short stories, publishing seven volumes of fiction between the years 1888 and 1889, before the age of 24. He returned to England in 1889, later living in the United States and South Africa before finally settling in England. But it was India that gave Kipling his most enduring literary settings and inspiration. Kipling wrote the beloved Just So Stories for his three children and, with the exception of "How the Alphabet Was Made," they appeared in English and American periodicals between 1897 and 1902. In this volume of the stories, the untitled verses that accompany each story appeared for the first time. The stories include "How the Whale Got His Throat," "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin," "How the Leopard Got His Spots," "The Elephant’s Child," "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo," "The Beginning of the Armadillos," "How the First Letter Was Written," "How the Alphabet Was Made," "The Crab that Played with the Sea," "The Cat that Walked by Himself," and "The Butterfly that Stamped." The title of the book comes from the December 1897 publication of "How the Whale Got His Throat" in St. Nicholas magazine, where it was noted that this type of story " ‘had to be told just so, without alteration of ‘one single word’ " (Richards A181). Though rooted in an Empire sensibility that became archaic even before his death, Kipling’s best tales remain iconic, even elemental examples of the storyteller’s craft. "There has yet been no writer of short stories in English to challenge his achievement, which ranges through space from India to the home counties, and through time from Stone Age man to the contemporary world of football matches and motor cars. These stories, moreover, exhibit every kind of treatment, from the farcical to the tragic, and their structures vary from the simplest anecdote to the most complex and allusive philosophical fiction, dense enough to support endless exegesis and commentary" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). This first edition of Just So Stories for Children features 22 full-page plates of illustrations by Kipling himself, including a map printed in red and black, historiated capital letters for chapter openers, and in-text illustrations. It is the only one of his books that Kipling illustrated. This lovely example of the first edition, first state is quite scarce thus, in near fine condition. The striking illustrated binding is beautifully preserved, square, clean, and tight with only light wear to extremities. The contents are clean and bright. We find no previous ownership marks. Modest spotting is confined to the endpapers and there is an expert marginal paper repair to page 39/40. This first issue used Chinese white (now called zinc oxide) pigment on its covers, which had a tendency to flake off; of particular note, the pigment on this copy remains bright and intact. The binding is protected beneath a removable, clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Richards A181; Livingston 267. First edition, first printing, first issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA]
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        Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. (Faksimile des Original-Manuskripts.) München, Drei Masken Vlg. 1922. Fol. 1 Bl., 462 S., 1 Bl, Kopfgoldschnitt, roter OMaroquin mit etwas Rücken-, Deckel- u. Innenkantenvergoldung.

      - Nr. XX v. XC röm. num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in rotem Maroquin (Gesamtauflage 530 Exple., von denen 500 in den Handel gelangten).- "Das Autograph der vollständigen Partitur. erstmalig reproduziert. Das Originalmanuskript, von Richard Wagner einst König Ludwig II. überreicht, ist 1902 durch Schenkung des Prinzregenten Luitpold aus der Schatzkammer der Münchener Residenz in den Besitz des Germanischen Museums in Nürnberg übergegangen. Der Druck dieser Faksimile-Ausgabe erfolgte durch die Kunstanstalt Obernetter in München." - Schönes, prächtig gebundenes Exemplar (nur Einband minimal berieben u. bestoßen.)# No. 20 of 90 copies of the de luxe edition, bound in red Maroquin.- Facsimile of the original manuscript of the full score of Richard Wagner`s ?Meistersinger?, the first time reproduced.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        The Hound of the Baskervilles Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      New York: McClure, Phillips and Co., 1902., 1902. First American Edition, Second issue (of four), with the 'R' on the copyright page but without 'ILLUSTRATED' text on the title. Crown octavo, pp.[xii]; 249; [1], blank; [8], advertisements; [2], blank. Illustrated with 8 black and white plates including frontispiece. In publisher's original red cloth, titled in white to spine and front board. Light edgewear, showing very little of the flaking/rubbing to the lettering which is endemic to this binding (just a few letters affected to spine). A near fine copy. Green and Gibson, page 122.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A History of the Peninsular War

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press,, 1902?-30. 7 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spines, gilt roundels to the boards. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each, numerous plates and maps, many of them folding, throughout. Minimal shelfwear to all, spines a touch sunned, volume IV with a couple of patches of mottling to the boards, but overall very good indeed. First editions. The finest account of a single campaign in the English language, "based upon minute knowledge of many hitherto unexplored sources, not least upon the Vaughan papers at All Souls. Oman travelled widely in Spain and Portugal to acquaint himself with the detailed topography of the campaigns and battlefields: at home and abroad his work won full recognition and upon it his reputation most securely rests" (DNB). Volumes VI and VII, published in 1922 and 1930 respectively, are remarkably scarce, the hiatus of eight years imposed by the Great War, and the attrition resulting from it, having presumably eroded the number of possible subscribers. Complete sets in anything approaching collectable condition are decidedly uncommon. Meticulously indexed, and sequentially organised, an invaluable reference, solidly based in primary sources. This set with the crested bookplates of Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th earl of Derby to all front pastedowns. Educated at Wellington, Derby joined the Grenadier Guards as a lieutenant, and serving with them between 1885 and 1895, between 1888 and 1891 acting as his father's aide-de-camp while he was Governor General of Canada. He served in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900 as Chief Press Censor, carrying out his duties "with tact and discretion", being mentioned in despatches to this effect by Lord Roberts, and was later appointed private secretary to the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in South Africa. He was twice Secretary of State for War, 1916-8 - proposing the "Derby Scheme" of conscription - and 1922-4. An excellent set with superb provenance.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      Published by George Newnes Ltd, London; 1902. 8vo. This 1st UK Edition of a classic Sherlock Holmes tale is in Near Fine condition. There is an erased ink inscription to the front free endpaper and a small bookseller's label affixed to the inside of the front panel. The only flaws to this lovely copy are some spotting to the endpaper, some marginal browning to the pages, the spine is slightly faded and a little rubbed. The spine ends and joints have been restored and repaired and the book is still in original red cloth boards with gold gilt patterning and lettering to the front board and spine, with the black silhouette of the hound to the front. This is the best known of the popular Sherlock Holmes series and the 16 full-page black and white plates by Sidney Paget are in lovely condition. This First Edition is also a First Issue copy, with "you" for "your" in line 3 of page 13 and the plate facing p. 76 reversed. In all a lovely, collectible copy of the classic detective novel.

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        Manuscript record of Scott's bank account with Messrs. Woodhead & Co.

      N. p., 31 Dec. 1894-31 Dec. 1902. - Small 8vo (152 x 98 mm). 42 pp., entries in blue ink, ruled in red. Marbled edges. Original wallet-style black morocco. An interesting record of the principal expenses and payments received during Scott's early career. Prior to the departure of his first expedition, lack of funds was probably one of Scott's most persistant worries. During the period covered he not only had to support himself, but also (from the end of 1897) his mother, his father having died on 27 October 1897. - Upper cover with inset paper label, bearing name in ink in manuscript "Lieut: [crossed through, inserted in its stead:] Commander R.F. Scott. R.N.", the lower cover with mounted letterpress label "It is requested that this book may be forwarded to to Messrs. Woodhead & Co., to be made up at the end of every quarter [.]". Insignificant scuffing to extremities.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Revue des études psychiques. Publication mensuelle consacrée aux recherches expérimentales et critiques sur les phénomènes de télépathie, télesthésie, prémonition, médiumnité, etc. (DE JANVIER 1901 à SEPTEMBRE 1904).

      - Ensemble de 41 revues. Les numéros 10 et 11 de 1902 en double, manquent les numéros 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (janvier et d'avril à août 1903 inclus), complet de janvier à septembre pour 1904 (n° 1 à 9) - illustré de qqs planches hors texte (petite déchirure en fond de cahier du faux titre t.i, rares petits défauts, bon à très bon état intérieur). REVUE TRÈS RARE réunissant des articles de P.-G. LEYMARIE, A. de ROCHAS, F. MYERS, DUCLAUX, Paul JOIRE, etc., dirigée par César de Vesme, un des plus célèbres métapsychistes et occultiste, né à Turin en 1862 et mort à Paris en 1938. En 1898, après la mort de Giovanni Ermacora, Cesare Lombroso confia la rédaction de la Revue des Etudes psychiques à de Vesme. En 1905, cette revue fusionne avec les Annales des Sciences Psychiques que Charles Richet et le Dr W. Dariex dirigeaient, et de Vesme devint son rédacteur en chef. Il fit des études approfondies avec Eusapia Palladino, Stanislawa Tomczyk, Eva C., et d’autres célèbres médiums. Il fit connaître les phénomènes médiumniques et sympathisa avec l’hypothèse spiritualiste. Il gardait cependant certaines réserves. Il fut aussi Secrétaire général de la Société des Amis de l'Institut Métapsychique Internationale (Paris) de 1934 à 1938. 2 vol. in-8°, reliés demi-percaline chagrinée, plats de papier, dos lisses titrés et datés or (Appartenance : CH. R. en queue des dos). (coupes frottées, rares petits défauts, bon état général). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE VIRGINIAN: A HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS ...

      New York: The Macmillan Company. London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd.,. 1902. original pictorial tan cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, black and gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. A fine copy. A handwritten note signed by Wister (ANs) dated 1 June. 1900 to "My Dear Mr. Ames" forwarding an autograph of Dr. [S. Weir]. Mitchell [no longer present]. In a custom quarter black morocco. slipcase (rubbed). (#149804). First edition. Wister, along with Zane Grey and Clarence Mulford, basically invented the modern western novel. His VIRGINIAN (1902) is generally regarded as the first cowboy novel. Dobie, p. 124. Reese Six Score 116. Smith, American Fiction 1901-125 W-789.

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        Rossetti

      Duckworth & E.P. Dutton n.d. [1902], London and New York - First edition, in an unrecorded binding (one of several, it appears), of quarter green cloth and marbled paper boards and with three pages of advertisements for "The Popular Library of Art" series at rear (Laurence A10). Light offsetting to endpapers else about fine in excellent, slightly soiled and nicked dustwrapper with a "3/- net" cancel price sticker over the published price of one shilling and sixpence to spine (copies in leather were priced at two shillings) and not unlikely unique thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 14. Auflage, Revidierte Jubiläumsausgabe, Jugendstil-Ausgabe, 16 + 1 Bde.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1898. Vollständig neu bearbeitete Auflage im Gesamtumfang von 16.500 Sei-ten. mit mehr als 1.000 teils farbigen Tafeln, darunter 134 Chromolithographien, 322 Karten und Pläne sowie 3.000 Holzschnitt-Illustrationen. Es erschien noch ein Supplementband. Grundwerk in 16 Bänden (A - Z) sowie der Supplementband, somit vollständiges Exemplar in 17 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie reicher floraler Prägeornamentik im Jugendstil-Dekor, die den gesamten Buchrücken bedeckt; Buchdeckel mit grünen strukturierten Bezügen und Lederecken; marmorierter Buchschnitt. Die 14. Auflage erschien erstmals zwischen 1892 und 1895, Neuausgaben folgten 1898, 1903, 1908 und 1920. Erste und einzige Brockhaus-Auflage mit einer größeren Anzahl von Chromolithographien. Es gibt diese Auflage in zahlreichen unterschiedlichen Einbandvarianten. Die hier angebotene Ausgabe der Wiener Buchhandlung Bial & Freund spiegelt am prononciertesten von allen den Jugendstil der Zeit wider. Alle Bände in gutem Zustand, allenfalls partiell leicht berieben; bei Bd. 17 kleiner Kapitalanriß fachmännisch geschlossen. Buchrücken partiell mit leichter Aufhellung (die aber für die Verhältnisse dieser aufhellungsempfindlichen Ausgabe sehr gering ausfällt); Buchdeckel sauber und kaum berieben. Seiten partiell leicht fleckig. In toto schönes Exemplar dieser sehr gesuchten Jugendstil-Ausgabe, die in gutem Zustand auf dem antiquarischen Buchmarkt nur äußerst selten anzu-treffen ist. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversations-Lexikon Conversationslexikon Brockhaus vierzehn Prachtausgabe Jugendstil

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        Forest, Lake and River

      Printed for Subscribers, Boston 1902 - First edition, no. 9 of 350 copies, deluxe issue with plates handcolored and signed by the artist. Chromolithograph frontispiece to vol. I, portrait frontispiece to vol. II; three color plates of flies (Salmon, Trout, Bass), two color plates of fish, numerous reproductions of fish, and black-and-white lithographic plates, with decorative ornaments and vignettes throughout. xxvi, 313, [3]; xi, 368 pp. Printed at the University Press. 2 vols. 4to. Deluxe Issue, with plates signed by the artist. With eight of the black & white plates of angling and outdoor scenes handcolored and signed in pencil by the artist beneath. These include salmon leaping a waterfall, rushing rivers, anglers canoeing on a lake, a night fishing incident, and two symbolic landscapes. The final illustration in volume II, A Forest Song, includes the verses of the song printed beside the woodland scene; all other copies we have seen have the black & white plate without printed text.Neither Bruns nor Heckscher note this special issue, presumably limited to the first ten or fifteen copies. Bruns B33; Heckscher 1129 Later half morocco and cloth over boards, all edges uncut. Fine (lacking, as almost invariably, the portfolio described by Bruns as of extreme rarity) Chromolithograph frontispiece to vol. I, portrait frontispiece to vol. II; three color plates of flies (Salmon, Trout, Bass), two color plates of fish, numerous reproductions of fish, and black-and-white lithographic plates, with decorative ornaments and vignettes throughout. xxvi, 313, [3]; xi, 368 pp. Printed at the University Press. 2 vols. 4to First edition, no. 9 of 350 copies, deluxe issue with plates handcolored and signed by the artist. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Hound of The Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, 1902 . Illustrated by Sidney Paget. First edition, first printing. Publisher's decorative red cloth binding designed by Alfred Garth Jones, with poster-style hound illustration in black and gilt to the front board, Art Nouveau decorative tooling to the front board and spine, lettered in gilt. About near fine, with some light wear to the spine ends, minor dimming to the spine, a hint of soiling to the front board, bright gilt, bookseller's plate to the front pastedown, some minor spotting to the fore edge and page edges, otherwise clean interior. Green and Gibson A26a. The Hound of the Baskervilles is Doyle's third novel to feature his detective character Sherlock Holmes. Like his previous two Holmes novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles is illustrated with black and white illustrations by Sidney Paget. The author had intended his second Holmes novel, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894), which concludes with "The Final Problem," a story that ends with Holmes falling to his death at the Reichenbach Falls after fighting with his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty, to be the final appearance of Sherlock Holmes. After much public demand, Doyle revived his character with The Hound of the Baskervilles, the most popular of the Holmes cannon, which purports to be an episode earlier in the detective's career, chronologically prior to "The Final Problem." The story tells of a murder mystery at the Baskerville Hall country house that involves the Baskerville family's superstition surrounding a hellhound myth. The plot was largely inspired by Doyle's golfing holiday at Cromer in Norfolk in the spring of 1901, where he spent time with a young journalist friend named Bertram Fletcher Robinson, who told Doyle a legend about a haunting ghost hound in the moors of Dartmoor. Alfred Garth Jones (1872-1955) was an English artist, illustrator, and book designer whose style is hallmarked by his bold, thick lines and his Art Nouveau aesthetic. Trained in both Manchester and Paris, Jones created many types of book art, including illustrations, bookplates, binding designs, and page decorations.. Illus. by Paget, Sidney; Jones, Alfred Garth. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Le Mobilier Royal Francais aux xvii et xviii siecles Histoire et description

      Paris: Goupil & co, 1902. Hardbound. Beautiful plates in VG condition. Covers worn, spines weak; ex-library set but with no marks to plate fronts and stamps on reverse.. Two folios of brown leather over boards but with no binding support at spine. Gilt lettering and cover decoration. String ties on 3 sides. Each includes 5 individual paper folios with plates and descriptions. Vol. 1: Title-page, half-title, 5,vii, plates 1-70 with descriptions preceding each. Vol. 2: Plates 71-150. All plates are tissue guarded, but some of the listed illustrations are printed within the text pages also. Most plates are heliogravure, some are color and vivid. Oversize and very heavy. The pair weighs 47 pounds. A very rare set, occasionally found in individual parts as issued. This is set No. 142 of 200 printed. Complete, and very rare thus, even if ex-library. Covers the French furniture styles of Louis XIV, Regency, Louix XV, and Louis XVI.

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        THE SABERTOOTH: A ROMANCE OF PUT-IN-BAY ...

      Chicago: Laird & Lee, Publishers,. [1902]. original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamp in white and gold.. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, else a fine copy.. (#149558). First edition. "An amiable, if unspectacular, piece of fiction: part dime novel adventure, part romantic melodrama, part fantasy, part detective story, part regionalistic sight-seeing tour. The fantasy element posits the survival in the upper Midwest of a caveman from the last ice age. The strange old man, known to the inhabitants of the resort island as Old Stone for his implacable and ancient demeanor, has been there, living in a hidden network of caverns, since before the first white settler arrived. He is said to be addicted to strong liquors and opium. He falls into trances every now and then. With his skin, hair and rags all blending together, his ancient, faded appearance causes the narrator of the novel to compare him to a fossil -- which is quite literally what he turns out to be. "Dick is an amateur geologist on holiday with Mark, a railroad tycoon with the strength of Sampson. The two heroes vie for the affection of Miss Margaret Fosdick, who is courted also by the villainous Dupont. The romantic quadrangle makes up the second plot strand. The third involves Stuart, an incognito U.S. Treasury agent on the track of smugglers. Well into the story, we hear Old Stone's own narrative about himself, which only Dick believes: that he is, in fact, a prehistoric survival, kept alive either through the cryogenic action of the suddenly advancing ice, or through the dying curse of his wife, when she discovered he had eaten their children. Thus, Old Stone becomes a Wandering Jew figure -- and, indeed, escapes the final catastrophe of the novel, when the three plot strands come together in the caverns during a battle between the heroes and the smugglers. As a parting gesture, Old Stone removes a giant rock, triggering an inundation of the subterranean network with lake water, submerging in the process the vast quantities of liquor, opium and antique naval relics stockpiled there over the years by smugglers. "The ingredients are present for a more engaging story than the one Kinder delivers; the author pulls his punches again and again, producing a typical example of the genteel fiction of the day. One scene stands out in contrast. Mark and Dick race to a house of ill repute to which Margaret has been lured on false pretenses by Dupont, who then tries to blackmail her into marrying him. Mark crashes down the front door of the house; shakes the madam of the house like a rag doll until she takes them to Dupont and Margaret; then crashes down that door and enters the room 'in a cloud of flying splinters.' He first goes to Margaret's side and embraces her, then decks the amazed Dupont with a single blow that sends him flying across the room. 'Mark's mighty fist had landed squarely on Dupont's faultless Greek nose, and had driven it, like a nail, into his face, and the bruised and unsupported flesh flapped back and forth with each convulsive breath, like a tattered flag in a winter's wind.' It's a pity the author didn't tell the rest of his story with that kind of gusto. The illustrator likewise ignores the more extravagant possibilities of the story. Still, a rare book, representative of literary fashions of the day, and intriguing for what it might have been." -- Robert Eldridge Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 44. Bleiler (1978), p. 114. Reginald 08235. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 K-188. Not in Hubin.

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung [.] des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf begonnen. 24 Bände.

      Wien, Staatsdruckerei, 1886-1902. - 4°. Mit 18 chromolith. Tafel u. zahlreichen, teils blgr. Textholzstichen. Zus. ca. 12.000 SS. Grüne OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung (nur teilweise etwas beschabt und bestoßen, VDeckel "Küstenland etwas rotfleckig). Nebehay-W. 459: "Die 'Österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild', häufig auch nach dem Initiator als 'Kronprinzenwerk' bezeichnet, ist ein überaus reich mit Holzstichen (Xylographien) illustriertes Monumentalwerk zur Landeskunde der Monarchie. Eine große Zahl an Wissenschaftlern verfaßte die 587 textlichen Beiträge, und namhafte Künstler der Monarchie trugen zum reichen Buchschmuck des Werkes bei". Unser wirklich sehr schön erhaltenes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar komplett mit allen 18 Chromolithografien, die wohl zum Band "Galizien" gehörende Tafel "Huzulentrachten aus Mikuliczyn" wurde in den Band "Ungarn V/1. Abt." eingebunden. Austriaca allgemein [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1902 First edition. Octavo. Original red cloth stamped in gilt (spine slightly darkened; light rubbing). Very good. 318 pages. No dust jacket. Enclosed in a 1/2 red morocco slipcase. No signatures or bookplates.

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        Just So Stories For Little Children

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. First edition, first printing, first issue. Hardcover. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling was in his twenties when his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him a literary celebrity, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. Born in India and educated in England, Kipling could not afford to attend either Oxford or Cambridge University and instead returned to India to work as a newspaper editor and writer. Kipling, who had written verse since he was young, also began to write short stories, publishing seven volumes of fiction between the years 1888 and 1889, before the age of 24. He returned to England in 1889, later living in the United States and South Africa before finally settling in England. But it was India that gave Kipling his most enduring literary settings and inspiration. Kipling wrote the beloved Just So Stories for his three children and, with the exception of “How the Alphabet Was Made,” they appeared in English and American periodicals between 1897 and 1902. In this volume of the stories, the untitled verses that accompany each story appeared for the first time. The stories include “How the Whale Got His Throat,” “How the Camel Got His Hump,” “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin,” “How the Leopard Got His Spots,” “The ElephantÂ’s Child,” “The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo,” “The Beginning of the Armadillos,” “How the First Letter Was Written,” “How the Alphabet Was Made,” “The Crab that Played with the Sea,” “The Cat that Walked by Himself,” and “The Butterfly that Stamped.” The title of the book comes from the December 1897 publication of “How the Whale Got His Throat” in St. Nicholas magazine, where it was noted that this type of story “ ‘had to be told just so, without alteration of ‘one single wordÂ’ ” (Richards A181). Though rooted in an Empire sensibility that became archaic even before his death, KiplingÂ’s best tales remain iconic, even elemental examples of the storytellerÂ’s craft. “There has yet been no writer of short stories in English to challenge his achievement, which ranges through space from India to the home counties, and through time from Stone Age man to the contemporary world of football matches and motor cars. These stories, moreover, exhibit every kind of treatment, from the farcical to the tragic, and their structures vary from the simplest anecdote to the most complex and allusive philosophical fiction, dense enough to support endless exegesis and commentary” (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). This first edition of Just So Stories for Children features 22 full-page plates of illustrations by Kipling himself, including a map printed in red and black, historiated capital letters for chapter openers, and in-text illustrations. It is the only one of his books that Kipling illustrated. This lovely example of the first edition, first state is quite scarce thus, in near fine condition. The striking illustrated binding is beautifully preserved, square, clean, and tight with only light wear to extremities. The contents are clean and bright. We find no previous ownership marks. Modest spotting is confined to the endpapers and there is an expert marginal paper repair to page 39/40. This first issue used Chinese white (now called zinc oxide) pigment on its covers, which had a tendency to flake off; of particular note, the pigment on this copy remains bright and intact. The binding is protected beneath a removable, clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Richards A181; Livingston 267.

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        The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of Archbishop Cranmer.

      London: Edward Arnold. Very Good- in Fair dust jacket. 1902. Hardback. Ex-Brooklyn Library copy; they assure us the copy has been de-acquisitioned by them. Vellum boards, with ties; vellum a little marked; ties on rear a little worn, but still in place; binding intact; gilt titling bright. Bookplates of Brooklyn Library + a previous owner on front pastedown. pp crisp and clean. No 132 of 250 paper copies. ; 4to (8 1/2" x 12"); 87 pages .

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - STEINBECK John (1902-1968), écrivain américain. L.A. signée « John », adressée au publiciste Howard GOSSAGE (1917-1969). [New York], 28 juillet 1963. 2 p. grand in-4, au crayon sur papier ligné jaune, avec enveloppe. En anglais. Tout juste opéré d'un décollement de rétine, Steinbeck écrit à d'une main malaisée au célèbre publiciste Gossage (1917-1969), surnommé « Le Socrate de San Francisco ». Gossage, en charge du compte de la marque Rover, demanda régulièrement ses impressions et conseils à l'écrivain, grand adepte de la conduite. Steinbeck évoque, ici, une Land Rover qu'il a empruntée avant son opération. « What am I to do about this Land Rover. I would love to buy it. My son would love me to buy it but I can't. » [Que dois-je faire de cette Land Rover. J'aimerais l'acheter. Mon fils voudrait que je l'achète mais je ne peux pas.] À propos de son fils Thomas [qu'il eût avec sa seconde épouse Gwyndolyn Conger], il ajoute : « Tom is making some beautiful drawings and you will get them when they are ready. But also he is making good grades in math for first time in his life. » [Tom fait de très beaux dessins et tu les auras quand ils seront prêts. Mais aussi, il a de bonnes notes en math pour la première fois de sa vie.] Il conclut : « I know I sound irritable and I am. These eye muscles that were cut become restless and unpleasant as they heal. I'm not fit company for anyone or anything. » [Je sais que j'ai l'air irritable et je le suis. Ces muscles oculaires qui ont été coupés s'agitent de façon désagréables tandis qu'ils guérissent. Je ne suis de bonne compagnie pour rien ni personne.]

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        La lavoratrice. Organo della societa' di patronato e mutuo soccorso per le giovani operaie. Periodico mensile. Torino. Anno I n. 1. 15 gennaio 1902 - Torino Anno XXXIX n. 12. Dicembre 1941

      Baravalle Falconieri 1902-41 4 voll. in folio. Ogni numero consta di 4 / 6 pp. M. pg. coeva. Raccolta dei primi 39 anni dell'organo di questa importantissima societa' di mutuo soccorso per le lavoratrici. La rivista, per quanto ci risulta, verra' pubblicata sino agli anni '60. A partire dal 1939 la societa' muta il nome in Opera nazionale Cesarina Astesana. Fu proprio questa donna benestante torinese che, dopo un tentativo fallito nel 1891, riusci' a fondare nel, nel 1901,  questa societa' di patronato per giovani operaie occupate nell'industria della sartoria. A spinmgerla in questa impresa fu la coscienza delle trragiche condizioni di lavoro  cui erano sottoposte le giovani operaie del settore, pagate pochissimo, costrette a lavorare senza orari, senza garanzie e in condizioni insalubri. La societa' si occupava non solo dei prioblemi sanitari delle socie ma anche delle questioni quotidiane e di lavoro. Col passare degli anni, l'operato della societa' si estese anche alle altre categorie di lavoratrici, acquisendo una dimensione nazionale, aprendo sedi in  moltissime citta' italiane. Oltre al mutuo soccorso, la societa' offriva possibilita' di istruzione, colonie, consultori, case - famiglia per le socie dai 15 ai 25 anni, cicli di conferenze ecc. Ad occuparsi della gestione delle varie attivita' erano le 'Patronese', donne aristocratiche e borghesi che avevano il compito di guidare le associate nella loro auto - emancipazione. Forte, pur in questo intento progressista, l'impronta cattolica, particolarmente nel sostegno della moralita', dei buoni costumi ecc. Collezione unica nella sua completezza,  del giornale di questa importante e studiata societa' operaia. Bagnoli, Chinate sull'ago... Gallicet, Perche' centomila operaie... ITA

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        Skazki [Märchen]: Peryschko Finista Jasna-Sokola. [Das Federchen von Finist, dem herrlichen Falken. Märchen].

      St.Petersburg, 1902. - 4°. 6 nn.Bll. Mit figürlich-ornamentaler Randleiste auf jeder Seite und 7 Farbill., davon 2 ganzs. Orig.-Brosch. (Rücken mit Japanpapier erneuert, mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, hinterlegte Fehlstelle am Unterrand, ca. 2cm). Erstausgabe des hervorragend illustrierten Märchens in russischer Sprache und Höhepunkt der russischen Jugendstilillustration. - Ivan Jakovlevic Bilibin (1876-1942) war als Illustrator einer der herausragenden Vertreter der russischen Jahrhundertwendekunst, die auch dort eine grundlegende künstlerische Erneuerung im Sinn des Jugendstils bewirkte. - Ränder ganz leicht gebräunt, stellenweise leicht fingerfleckig. - Bilderwelt 2730. Lang ru [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Diritto delle Pandette. Prima traduzione italiana sola consentita dall'Autore e dagli Editori, fatta sull'ultima edizione tedesca dagli avvocati C. Fadda e P. E. Bensa: Arricchita dai traduttori di note e riferimenti al Diritto italiano vigente. Vol. I : P. 1 e 2 ; Vol. II : P. I e II. Vol. III : P. I.

      U.T.E. 1902-1904 In 8 3 voll. in 5 tomi di pp. 1232,512,406,604,463. Ril. coeva t. tela tasselli e oro. (Opera completa).

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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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        Cantilènes du malheur EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      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 half black box with corners, flat spine, covers and spine preserved, gilt-head witnesses. Our copy contains only the original state of drypoint Steinlen. 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 box noir à coins, dos lisse, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins. Notre exemplaire ne comporte qu'un état de la pointe sèche originale de Steinlen. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science.

      London, Taylor & Francis, 1902-1925. - Fliegender Vorsatz mit altem Bibliotheksstempel. Buchrücken teils stärker berieben. Bei Band 43 ein Gelenk geplatzt. Band 44 oberes Kapital beschädigt. Die Buchschnitte sind meist angestaubt. Bei 6 Bänden Bindung gelockert. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 39000 8°. Halbleineneinbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. 6. Serie. Bände 3, 6-10, 12-15, 18-22, 24, 25, 28-36 und 38-50 in 39 Bänden.

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        TALES BY THREE BROTHERS.

      London: Isbister and Company Limited, 1902 - Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-310 [311-312: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in red and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. Mixed collection, largely supernatural, including "The Last of the Vampires," a surviving prehistoric 'bat-reptile' that drinks blood; "The Man-Eating Tree," a vampire plant; "Medusa," a hypnotic vampire; and, for variety, the futuristic "War in Europe" and "The Hunting of the Soko," a missing link. The second and the last by Phil Robinson, from UNDER THE PUNKAH (1881); "The Gift of Fernseed," a novella of invisibility drug by H. Perry Robinson. Authorship of other stories unconfirmed, possibly by E. Kay Robinson. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1890. Frost, The Monster with a Thousand Faces, pp. 47-8. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 185. See Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 23. Reginald 12289. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Endpapers tanned, a bright, very good copy. A scarce book. (#147995) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Son of the Wolf

      London: Isbister, 1902. Burgandy cloth with gilt titles and blind-stamped motifs of front and rear boards.. Untrimmed. Some rubbing to hinges and corners, spine bumped. Spine sunned.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles.

      London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo (178 x 106 mm). Late 20th century royal blue full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt panelled spine, two-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, three-line gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; with the original cloth covers and spine bound-in. Frontispiece and 15 monochrome plates by Sidney Paget. A handsomely bound copy. First edition, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes's "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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        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).

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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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