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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]

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

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

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        Autograph musical quotation signed in full

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

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        The Varieties of Religious Experience

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

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

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

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        Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet

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

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

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

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        Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie in vier Bänden.

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

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

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

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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: ANOTHER ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

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

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

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

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

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

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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

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

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

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        Dracula

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

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        Just So Stories For Little Children. Illustrated by the Author

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

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