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      Harper & Brothers, NY 1902 - AMERICANA; B/W, color, sepia; Width: 7" Height: 10.5"; 349; 368; 347; 343; 337 pages; HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE [CT IN 5 VOLS, SIGNED] Limited edition of this work signed by Woodrow Wilson on copyright/limitation page. This copy number 240 of 350 copies of the "Alumni Edition." Antique decorative set , original binding in gray paper-covered boards with white cloth spines with paper label. Spines toned, midl shelf wear, paper labels with wear. Liberally illustrated in b/w [occasionally color or sepia with tissue covers ], historical facsimile autographs, coinage, facsimiles, textural cuts and full page [occasionally double page with hinged attachment], plates, maps. Text leaves with untrimmed edges. Sewn binding. Volumes show external wear, with darkening and smudging to spines. Front cover of final volume has two small stains (one of which is faint) , with spine of the same also showing small stain. Third volume shows light spotting to upper portion of front cover. Books are solidly bound. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. Running against Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt and Republican candidate William Howard Taft, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. In his first term as President, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass major progressive reforms. Historian John M. Cooper argues that, in his first term, Wilson successfully pushed a legislative agenda that few presidents have equaled, and remained unmatched up until the New Deal. This agenda included the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and an income tax. Child labor was curtailed by the Keating-Owen Act of 1916, but the U. S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1918. He also had Congress pass the Adamson Act, which imposed an 8-hour workday for railroads. Wilson, after first sidestepping the issue, became a major advocate for the women's suffrage. Narrowly re-elected in 1916, he had full control of American entry into World War I, and his second term centered on World War I and the subsequent peace treaty negotiations in Paris. He based his re-election campaign around the slogan, "He kept us out of war", but U. S. Neutrality was challenged in early 1917 when the German government began unrestricted submarine warfare despite repeated strong warnings, and tried to enlist Mexico as an ally. In April 1917, Wilson asked Congress to declare war. During the war, Wilson focused on diplomacy and financial considerations, leaving the waging of the war itself primarily in the hands of the Army. On the home front in 1917, he began the United States' first draft since the American Civil War, raised billions of dollars in war funding through Liberty Bonds, set up the War Industries Board, promoted labor union cooperation, supervised agriculture and food production through the Lever Act, took over control of the railroads, and suppressed anti-war movements. During his term in office, Wilson gave a well-known Flag Day speech that fueled the wave of anti-German sentiment sweeping the country in 1917-18. In the late stages of the war, Wilson took personal control of negotiations with Germany, including the armistice. In 1918, he issued his Fourteen Points, his view of a post-war world that could avoid another terrible conflict. In 1919, he went to Paris to create the League of Nations and shape the Treaty of Versailles, with special attention on creating new nations out of defunct empires. In 1919, Wilson engaged in an intense fight with Henry Cabot Lodge and the Republican-controlled Senate over giving the League of Nations power to force the U. S. Into a war. Wilson collapsed with a debilitating stroke that left his wife in control until he left [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau [Astral Edition] 6 Volumes

      Gebbie and Company - Limited edition: # 51 of 56 copies. Philadelphia: Gebbie and Company 1902. 12 books in 6 volumes. 9.5x12.25" Brown leather with red/green/yellow highlights half leather hardcovers with light green cloth boards and gold lettering and design on spines. V1: 30 +140pp; v2: 148pp; v3: 165pp; v4: 207pp; v5: 223pp; v6: 186pp. Includes B&W illustrations and light green cloth endpapers. Covers are clean, corners & spine edges lightly rubbed/scuffed. Text blocks are tight. Pages lightly soiled. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Yule-Tide.

      The Roycroft Shop,, East Aurora NY: 1902 - Frontis of Dickens. T.p. decorations, headbands & tailpieces by Samuel Warner. Light wear. A handsome, VG+ copy. Three-quarter blue morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. Spine gilt decorated. TEG. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 5-3/4". 1st edition thus (McKenna 75). #84 / 100 cc, SIGNED by Elbert Hubbard. [14], 141, [7] pp. Printed on Japanese Vellum. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COMPLETE WRITINGS.Issued under the editorial supervision of his Literary Executors, Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, and Horace L. Traubel. With additional bibliographical and critical material prepared by Oscar Lovell Triggs, Ph.D.

      New York The Knickerbocker Press for G. P. Putnam's Sons 1902 - 10 volumes. The Paumanok Edition, one of only 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael handmade paper. With illustrations in gravure and aquatint on japon vellum in each volume, colour frontispiece of Whitman to Volume I, tissue guards intact as issued. Large, thick 8vo, beautifully presented in fine period bindings of three-quarter crushed honey morocco over subtle marbled boards, the turnovers gilt ruled at the borders, the spine with art nouveau decorations incorporating raised bands gilt decorated and gilt ruled, the largest compartment with fine gilt and black tooled art nouveau intertwining decorations, one compartment lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. xcvi, 294; xiii, 323; vii, 297; xi, 324; vii, 301; v,318; v, 281, v, 300; xviii, 230; v, 309 pp. A very handsome, fine and bright, attractive and especially well preserved set. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SET, on fine paper with Gothic titles, illustrated title pages and finely engraved portraits of the author, the people in his life and other important personages of the age. There is a fine introduction to LEAVES OF GRASS and the set also includes an important biography of the poet by Bucke, Harned, and Traubel. There are here presented, the greatest poem of America in its most complete format, and volumes of the wonderful prose writings of Whitman including the inclusion of SPECIMEN DAYS and other significant works. Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS portrayed America at the crossroads between an old world, soon to be cast off, and the new world of our future present. With the publication of LEAVES OF GRASS in 1855, Whitman, the poet of democracy, ushered in a new era in American letters, describing specifically American experiences in a distinctly American idiom. From its first publication in 1855, he had complete confidence in the greatness of both the book and its author. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of LEAVES OF GRASS is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation. In a sense, it is America’s second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual. .The poems are saturated ‘with a vehemence of pride and audacity of freedom necessary to loosen the mind of still-to-be-formed America from the folds, the superstitions, and all the long, tenacious, and stifling anti-democratic authorities of Asiatic and European past’. To the young nation, only just becoming aware of an individual literary identity distinct from its European origins, Whitman’s message and his outspoken confidence came at a decisive moment. LEAVES OF GRASS was Whitman’s favorite child. From the time of its original publication,.until the year of his death, he continued revising and enlarging it. If (his) reputation has fluctuated over the years and his position among, if indeed not at the head of, the list of great American poets was not assured until some time after his death, there was never any doubt of the matter in his own mind. ‘I know I am deathless’, he wrote. ‘Whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait.’ Time has vindicated his conviction." PMM One of the rare opportunities to acquire this comprehensive set from one of the greatest of American poets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Histoire d'Edouard Manet et de son oeuvre.avec un catalogue des peintures et des pastels

      Paris, H. Floury Editeur, 1902 - In 8°, mz. pelle moderna, tit. in oro al dorso (conservata la br. orig. ill. a col.), pp. (12nn)-301.(1bnn)-(10nn). Edizione originale corredata compless. da 23 tavv. f.t. ivi comprese 2 incisioni originali all'acquaforte di Edouard Manet, "L'Olympia" e "L'Enfant an chien" (rame), molte ill. a piena p. n.t (raffiguranti opere pittoriche dell'artista), decine di piccole ill. intercalate n.t., anche a col. Eccellente conservaz.

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        Herders Konversations-Lexikon (komplett in 8 Bänden und 1 Ergänzungsband),,

      Freiburg im Breisgau, Herders Verlagsbuchhandlung 1902-1910. - mit Dutzenden Karten und Tausenden von Abbildungen viele davon in Farbe, mit insgesamt ca. 100 000 Seiten TADELLOSES EXEMPLAR dieses prächtigen und äußerst repräsentativen Jugendstil-Lexikons, lediglich die Schutzumschläge und die Schuber sind etwas gebraucht, die Bücher selbst sind perfekt Sprache: de 18x26, illustrierter OU/braunes in Jugendstilmanier blindgeprägtes OHLdr mit bordeauxrotem und schwarzem goldgefasstem Rückenschild und Bandnummerierung sowie marmoriertem Vollschnitt sowie Original-Schubern [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        The Wings of the Dove

      London: Archibald Constable and Company Ltd,, 1902. Octavo. Finely bound in full blue morocco, titles and box design to spine gilt, raised bands, gilt rule to boards, gilt ruled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Beautifully bound, in fine condition. First UK edition, bound by Bayntun Riviere of Bath.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris: Societé des Amis Livres, 1902.. 84,[1]pp. Small octavo. Full emerald green crushed levant, t.e.g., others untrimmed, by Samblanx. Spine and edges a bit sun faded, otherwise a fine copy. First separate edition (according to Talvart & Place preceding the Pelletan edition). One of a total edition of 130 numbered copies on vélin de Hollande. The text is printed from plates burin engraved by Frédéric Pimpe, and the fifteen illustrative vignettes are etchings by Louis Muller after drawings by Aug.-Francois Gorguet. Monod queries the precedence of this jewel-like little edition over the Pelletan edition. TALVART & PLACE (FRANCE) 50a. MONOD 4937.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Cathleen Ni Hoolihan

      Cathleen Ni Hoolihan: A Play in One Act and in Prose By W B Yeats. Printed at the Caradoc Press Chisick for A.H. Bullen 18 Cecil Court London MDCCCCII. First edition, first impression. One of what is believed to be only 300 copies printed. Small 8vo. Original brown quarter leather with cream boards. The head and tail of the leather spine are worn away and there is a previous ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.First edition in book form. The play had earlier appeared in Samhain  1902, and the lyrics in The United Irishman also 1902.Yeats himself was unimpressed by the published book. In a letter to Sydney Cockerell ( October 7th, 1902) he wrote: \"Bullen has published a little play of mine, Kathleen ni Hoolihan , at the Caradoc Press - and though it is better than mechanical printing it is bad enough. I am sorry I agreed to it. It is not worth the price and I am ashamed to hear of anyone buying it.\"In Irish literature Cathleen ni Houlihan is generally depicted as an old woman (Sean-Bhean Bhocht; Poor Old Woman) who needs assistance from young Irish men to fight and free Ireland from tyranny. As a symbol of Irish nationalism, she is depicted in the play Cathleen ni Houlihan, a collaborative venture written by Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1901. It is set in a peasant cottage in the Irish village of Killala on August 22, 1798, the exact date and place where French troops landed to support the United Irishmen\'s revolution against England. Indicative of the symbiotic relationship between literature and politics, it was performed just before the 1916 Easter Rising. Published: Carodoc Press, 1902

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles (Tabard Inn Library)

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1902. Tabard Inn Library issue. First American edition, first printing, Brunton's state 4.1. (Integral title page with no statement of "Illustrated." States "Published March, 1902, R" on copyright page; no "1" on pg. 27.) Maroon cloth with gilt lettering, boards ruled blind, spine ruled in gilt. Good condition. Text free of markings. Former owner's stamp on front end paper, no other marks or indicators of ex-library status (not that Tabard Inn Library copies would have typical markings). Bumped corners and frayed tips, fraying to cloth at foot, spine lettering rubbed, ruling most rubbed off. Foxing to endpapers and some spots of foxing and staining throughout text. Light dampstain to bottom margins of first three pages (see second-to-last photo above). Back hinge loose, starting to split. Spine leans a bit. A solid but well-worn copy. Most copies of the first American edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles are bound in a pinkish-red cloth with white lettering, but this one is apparently one of a few copies in the Tabard Inn Library binding of maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Slightly smaller than the trade edition. The Tabard Inn Library was a membership library that placed books in hotels and other business for customers to read.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Hecht, Ben/Leland Hayward - Signed Typed Letter Dated: Oct. 21, 1938 Beverly Hills, California

      - Letter is 6 1/4x4", under a burgundy mat board in an approx 10x8" gilded wood frame. Addressed as follows: "Gentlemen: Until further notice from me, will you please deliver over to LELAND HAYWARD & COMPANY, LTD., or their representative all checks for salary to become due to me in the future. I hereby ratify and confirm all that you may do or cause to be done in the premises. Very truly yours, Ben Hecht". Leland Hayward (1902-1971) - Hollywood and Broadway agent; theatrical and film producer since the first talkies - was Hecht's friend and agent - sold Hecht's first screenplay. Nicely framed by the Amber Palette, Madison Ave. 0.0 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Uganda Protectorate. An attempt to give some description of the physical geography, botany, zoology, anthropology, languages and history of the territories under British protection in East Central Africa, between the Congo Free State and the Rift Valley between the First Degree of South Latitude and the Fifth Degree of North Latitude

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1902 - Johnston (1858-1927), British explorer and colonial official. His early interest in the natural sciences was combined with his concern for the political problems of colonial Africa. He began his first trip to sub- Saharan Africa in 1882 and in 1883 encountered Henry Morton Stanley in the Congo Basin. In 1884 he made an expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro that uncovered valuable scientific data and strengthened Britain's political hold in East Africa. Johnston entered the foreign service in 1885; he served in colonial administrative positions in many parts of Africa and established a British protectorate over Nyasaland (present-day Malawi). After his retirement (1902) he continued his naturalist studies. He was knighted in 1896. Johnston went to Uganda in 1899 as a special commissioner to help with the civil uprising. He was successful First American edition, from English sheets. 2 vols., 4to. Illustrated with 506 Illustrations from Drawings and Photographs by the Author and Others, 48 Full-Page Coloured Plates by the Author and 9 Maps by J. G. Bartholomew and the Author. 470 pp. Red cloth, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. About fine. Bookplate of Russell Aitken [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, [1902]. Small octavo. Bound in recent grey half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, leaf-pattern endpapers at front. Thirty-one colour plates. Contemporary inscription to half-title, an excellent copy. First trade edition, following two private editions. With the original leaf-pattern endpapers and with "wept big tears" on p.51.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Russian Admiral Nikolai Kaznakoff, who had met Clara Barton in St. Petersburg in May, wishes her a happy birthday and New Year ? she has docketed his letter on her 81st birthday!

      Rare Autograph Letter Signed ?N. Kaznakoff? in English, 4p, 5? x 8?, front & verso on two conjoined sheets. [St. Petersburg, Russia], November 28, 1902. To Clara Barton. Strengthened at folds. Includes the original 6? x 4? registered envelope bearing two Russian stamps postmarked St. Petersburg, November 28, 1902, addressed by Admiral Kaznakoff in English to ?Miss Clara Barton / President of the National / Red Cross / Wash.? On verso, December 22, 1902, Washington D.C. postmark. Sealed with one inch-diameter red wax on verso. Soiled, torn at edges when opened, mended on verso. Docketed by Clara Barton in pencil on the envelope: ?Admiral Kasnakof / December 25 / Christmas.? Letter in fine condition, envelope very good.In full, as written, ?Allow me to congratulate you with your birthday a wish you many and many merry returns of the day and happy New Years. In the same time allow me to send you some of our Red Cross cards. I hope that you have not got them. We are in full win

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Signed and dated presidential photograph of Theodore Roosevelt on his favorite horse, Bleistein, leaping over a brush hurdle

      Black White Photograph Signed \"Theodore Roosevelt/May 1902\" as President, 9\" x 6.5\", mounted to 9.75\" x 7.5\", matted to 11.75\" x 14\". This photograph was taken on May 3, 1902 by the renowned Washington, D.C. photographer Barnett McFee Clinedinst at the Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He had left the White House on Bleistein and rode the six miles to Chevy Chase. From \"Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter\" by Theodore Roosevelt (Charles Scribner\'s Sons: New York, 1906): \"Among the various horses I have owned in recent years Bleistein was the one I liked best, because of his good nature and courage. He was a fair, although in no way a remarkable jumper. One day, May 3, 1902, I took him out to Chevy Chase and had him photographed while jumping various fences and brush hurdles.\" Edmund Morris, winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for \"The Rise and Fall of Theodore Roosevelt,\" reported in his 2001 bio of Roosevelt, \"Theodore Rex,\" that after TR had cleared a rail on t

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        University of Pennsylvania Its History, Influence, Equipment and Characteristics Volume 1-2

      R. HERNDON COMPANY, BOSTON 1902 - Backstrips loose as well as boards needs rebinding. Text block good. Marbled free endpages.3/4 leather bound. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. No bookplate. Volume 1 1-488 pages Cracked spine, front and back cover detached, few pages detached. Volume 2 1-648 pages. Tight binding. additional postage needed. DATE PUBLISHED: 1902 EDITION: 488 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Just So Stories. For Little Children. Ilustrated By The Author

      London, Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1902., 1902. First Edition. Large Octavo. Publisher's decorative red cloth boards, depicting notable incidents from the stories. With illustrations by the author. Near fine copy. Trivial wear to cloth front edge, spine slightly faded, internally clean with minor spotting to endpapers. Stewart [260]

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        Choix de Sonnets

      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1902. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus. Hard Cover. 1 of 226 copies of which 200 were offered for sale. This is the more prized of the two Ronsard works published by the Eragny Press. It is a beautifully realized selection of 74 sonnets, each on a separate page with a six-line decorative initial wood engraving by Lucien Pissarro. The frontispiece is one of Pissarro's best known woodcuts, "Girl Picking Flowers." The frontispiece was drawn and cut by Lucien; the initials and borders were designed by Lucien and cut by his wife Esther. Bound in original grey paper with "may flower" patterned paper covered boards and gilt title to front cover. Discreetly rebacked spine with light soiling chipping, and bumping to edges of boards. Typical offsetting to endpapers. Browning to fore-edge but interior is bright and clean. A sweet bookplate for "Elsie Rose" is affixed to front pastedown. In very good condition. 79 pages plus table of contents. PRI/080514.

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        Dry Fly Entomology. A brief description of leading types of natural insects . with the 100 best patterns of floating flies and the various methods of dressing them

      London: Vinton & Co., Limited 9, New Bridge Street, Ludgate Circus, 1902 - This copy with a great association; "W. Senior Esq with kindest regards & many thanks from Frederic M. Halford." William Senior, editor of The Field, wrote the introduction to Halford's 'An Angler's Autobiography', published the following year Second edition, Revised. The Halford Dry Fly Series No. 2. 8vo. With 18 wood engraved and 10 hand colored etched plates, plus numerous illustrations in text. Original blue cloth. Nice copy. Westwood & Satchell Supplement, p. 246; Gee p. 92 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Frontera Argentino-Chilena. Breve réplica á la memoria Chilena "para considerar é informar sobre las differencias suscitadas respecto á la frontera entre las rep×blicas Argentina y Chilena" á fin de ampliar los fundamentos de la demanda Argentina sobre que el límite se trace en la cumbre de la Cordillera de los Andes de acuerdo con los tratados de 1881 y 1893."

      impresa para el gobierno de la Rep×blica Argentina por William Clowes, Londres 1902 - First edition, folio, pp. [4], 67, [1]; 1 large folding plate showing 9 historical maps, 1 folding map of North and South Carolina, 17 large folding photographic panoramas, plus 4 very large folding color maps (in 11 sections) in cover pockets; short tear in cloth at top of rear joint, else a fine copy throughout in orig. brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine. The one-volume summary of the definitive survey of the border between Argentina and Chile in the Andes. The 4 maps in pockets are numbered respectively: Mapa general; Mapa XVII; Mapa XVIII; Mapa XIX. The numbering appears to have been continued from the separate portfolio of XVI maps which is not present. See Palau 95187 for the complete report consisting of 2 volumes of text and 3 volumes of maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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      N.P.: le baron Joseph Vitta 1902 - Elaborate documentation of the remarkable collaboration of Jules Chà ret, Fà lix Bracquemond and Alexandre Charpentier in the decoration of the billard room at the Villa La Sapinià re in Evian, home of baron Joseph Vitta, an important French art patron and collector of the period. The text, written by the important art critic Roger Marx, is supplemented by a series of fine heliogravure photographic plates of the interior, furniture, sculpture, murals and other decorative features of the room. Edition limited to 200 copies only. Loose as issued in portfolio, sheets measuring 45 x 33 cm.; (iv) blank + (iv) + 32 pp. with decorative head and tail pieces + 23 heliogravure plates, some folding + (iv) blank. Original printed white paper covered and cloth backed portfolio; silk ties lacking; a short tear along crease of one inner flap; occasional foxing, but a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Hinck & Wall, ABA, ILAB]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      c1920s. Etching on hand-made wove paper. Image size: 14 x 10.2 cm. Sheet size: 21 x 15.5 Excellent condition. Presented in an oak frame. Signed in pencil lower left by Cherry. The bronze of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by George Frampton was commissioned by J. M. Barrie in 1902 and was erected in 1912. He stands in a leafy glade about half way along the west bank of the Long Water. This site has a special importance for Peter Pan and was chosen for the statue by J. M. Barrie.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902. First edition. Fine. First edition in book form after the serial publication in the "Strand Magazine" Aug. 1901 - April 1902. A lovely copy of the book, becoming increasingly scarce in truly Fine condition. Top edge a trifle dusty, short half-inch tear to the blank margin of p 231 and light offsetting/foxing to the end papers, otherwise a bright, fresh copy, without repair or other sophistication. Round, unfaded spine, bright gilt, all cloth intact and unfrayed even at the spine ends and corners. Ex J. Burbie Bell, with his tasteful bookplate on the front paste-down. Complete with all sixteen plate (including frontis) by Sidney Paget. Housed in a full red morocco clamshell case.& & "The Hound of The Baskervilles" was the first Holmes story Conan Doyle wrote since Holmes' death eight years before in "The Final Problem." (Although the story was set before Sherlock Holmes' end, its popularity would inspire Doyle to bring back the character entirely in "The Adventure of the Empty House.") First published in serial in the Strand Magazine in 1901 and 1902, "The Hound of The Baskervilles" is set in the Southwestern English countryside and follows a murder that takes place amidst the legend of a cursed, spectral hound. Thought of as the best and most famous of the Sherlock Holmes' stories, it appeared on Le Monde's list of the 100 Books of the Century. "The Hound of The Baskervilles" was hugely popular when it was released, and lines would form to get copies of the The Strand: "to the delight of Greenhough Smith, the magazine's circulation rose by thirty thousand copies." (Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle). Fine.

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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes, Ltd, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902. First Edition, First Printing. First issue point of "you" for "your" on page 13. A beautiful copy, in Near Fine condition. Clean, bright pages. Sharp gilt stamping to cloth, lightly rubbed. Tiny stain on front cover. Just a hint of sunning to spine. Worn at extremities, light shelf lean. Pencil inscription on front end paper. End papers toned. A very lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Seven Hundred Chess Problems [together with] The Twentieth Century Retractor,

      London: Henry Sotheran & Co.,, 1902 & 1907. Chess Fantasies, and Letter Problems. 2 volumes, octavo. Blue and red cloth, titles to spines, triple line border and chess roundel to boards gilt, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Tipped-in portrait frontispiece to each volume, text and board Spines a little faded, light rubbing to ends and corners, some light marking to boards, light spotting to some early and late leaves in both volumes, but a very good set. First editions, first impressions of "two of the most elegant chess books ever to appear" (Hooper & Whyld 27), each a superb association copy with an inscription from Baird herself. Seven Hundred Chess Problems is inscribed on the front free endpaper verso, "C. S. Kipping, a well earned prize in the solution competition of the Chess Amateur, Edith E. A. Baird, August 4th 1923". C. S. Kipping (1891-1964) was a renowned chess writer and problemist, he went on to edit The Chess Amateur periodical, and The Problemist, and was Problem Editor of the well-known magazine Chess. He is estimated to have composed over 7,000 problems of all types, and was probably the most prolific composer of all time. As such this inscription presents a highly compelling instance of Baird, the elder doyenne of chess problems, passing the torch to the young Kipping who would go on to outreach her. The Twentieth Century Retractor also bears an interesting chess association, with a tipped in compliments slip bearing an inscription, dated July 3rd 1907, from Baird, "With Mrs W. J. Baird's compliments" and a note concerning a book review. On the verso of this slip, the recipient and owner of this volume has signed his name "H. F. L. Meyer". Meyer (1839-1928) was himself a noted German problemist and chess author, and has added to this slip his list of the problems of Baird's that "I solved (in 1906)". Edith Baird was a well-known figure in the chess world during the early twentieth century. She was a regular contributor to British Chess Magazine and the leading newspapers of the day, and established herself as a problem composer of the highest calibre. In her career she "composed more than 2000 problems which... were noted for their soundness" (Hooper & Whyld 27, with remarkably few errors detected in her body of work. The first volume of this set presents 700 classic chess problems, each handsomely presented and finely printed with a board diagram in red and blue. Baird was also one of the first to create multi-move retractor problems, chess puzzles in which the solver must work backwards, taking back a specified number of moves before a forward mating move can be performed. The second volume in this set, The Twentieth Century Retractor, is one of the first known collections of such problems. Each of the three hundred problems in this book is handsomely presented and introduced by a number of Shakespearean quotations designed to enrich the solving experience as well as provide hints towards the solution. Copies of Baird's beautiful and excellent books are very scarce in themselves, and pleasant to have offered in tandem - inscribed copies of either are genuinely rare, and no signed or inscribed copies (or even copies with tipped-in inscriptions) are recorded at auction. These facts, combined with the fine chess associations pertaining to both copies, must make this set a highly compelling proposition for any top-notch chess library.

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        Juta's Map of South Africa from the Cape to the Zambesi. Complied from the Best Available Colonial and Imperial Information Including the Official Cape Colony Map by the Surveyor General, Cape Town, T. Hahn's Damaraland, and F.C. Selous' Journals & Sketches &c.

      Cape Town: J.C. Juta and London: Edward Stanford 1902 - Map dimensions 89 x 121 cm, overall 96 x 128.5 cm. Large folding map of Southern Africa with bright original colour in block and outline, dissected into 32 sections and mounted on linen, yellow Stanford's advertisements to the folded end sections, original maroon cloth slipcase with a publisher's printed title label to the upper board. Both the map and the case in very good condition.

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        Dessins, Estampes, Livres illustrés du Japon réunis par T. Hayashi dont la vente aura lieu du lundi 2 juin au vendredi 6 juin 1902 inclus a l'Hotel Drouot, Salle n°7.

      -,, Paris, 1902 - Paris, -, 1902. V + 287 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. Zahlreiche Kunstdrucke und Abbildungen der japanischen Kunst beigefügt. - Papierbedingte Oxidation, Kapitale eingerissen (Buchblock zu schwer für die Bindung). - Seltener Auktionskatalog einer umfangreichen Sammlung Japonica in Europa, die anläßlich der Weltausstellung 1900 in Paris gezeigt wurde. Die Sammlung Hayashi gilt ale eine der bedeutendsten der Welt und hat nachhaltig die europäische Kunst beeinflußt. Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Boston, MA: Privately Printed. Good with no dust jacket. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. "This book is published for private distribution only by Thomas W. Lawson in an edition of three thousand copies of which this is copy number 360 is presented to Adrian Wilson. There is a bookplate from neatly placed on the presention page and an HPM seal on endpaper.The tan cloth cover is in good condition with wear to the top and bottom of spine and around the leather label. Gold decorative illustration on cover. Uneven cut pages, contents clean and tight binding. This is the original printing, not a POD or reprint. Endpapers have been replaced. Rare. ; Photographs, Drawings, illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Die Hütte - Zeitschrift für das Volk und seine Jugend. 1. Jahrgang 1902 / 3.,

      Dresden, Verlag von Hermann Wallfisch, 1902 - 4°, 724 Seiten mit einigen Abb. und Bildtafeln, betitelter Original-Halbledereinband mit Goldprg. - Einbandkanten leicht ber. und best. sonst guter Zustand - 1902-1903. Sehr selten ! a81563c Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3320 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      East Aurora, NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1902. half leather, paste paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers, two raised bands, spine heavily decorated in gilt, top edge gilt. Roycrofters. 8vo. half leather, paste paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers, two raised bands, spine heavily decorated in gilt, top edge gilt. (viii), 141, (3) pages. Limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by Elbert Hubbard on colophon (McKenna 75). Printed on Japanese vellum. Title page, headbands, and tailpieces by Samuel Warner. Composition by Charles Rosen and presswork by Otto Franz. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens. Very light scuffing along spine. Well preserved copy in nicely executed binding.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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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. An unusually fine copy, with only a hint of wear to the extremities, spine almost completely unfaded, bright gilt, a hint of spotting to the endpapers, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A bright and striking unsophisticated copy. Originally published serially in the Strand Magazine between August 1901 and April 1902, 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. The success of The Hound of the Baskervilles directly contributed to Doyle's resurrection of Holmes in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, in which Doyle explains how the master detective survived such an enormous fall. Alfred Garth Jones (1872-1955) was a British artist, illustrator, and book designer. Known primarily for his woodcuts, pen and ink line drawings, and watercolors, Jones' 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. Fine.

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        Sammel-Album für Sprengel-Bilder. Serien 1 bis 24, im Automatenformat

      . Sprengel-Kakao, Hannover, (1902). 24 S. mit 144 Bildern, original farbig illustriertes Halbleinen-Album, quart-quer, (etwas fleckig/Kanten gering berieben und bestoßen/3 Blatt am unteren Rand eingerissen). - Komplettes seltenes Album -

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        Mrs. Warren's Profession. A Play in Four Acts

      Edinburgh, R. & R. Clark, Limited; London, Grant Richards,, 1902. Octavo. Original ribbed green cloth. Housed in a green quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Some spotting to covers and preliminaries. An excellent copy. First separate edition, with a new preface be the author. "The text of the play was reprinted, without repagination, from the plates of Plays Unpleasant, 1898" (Laurence).

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Vorliegend absolut komplett in 27 Bänden: Grundlexikon A-Z in 20 Bänden, Ergänzungs- & Nachtragsband (Band 21), drei Jahressupplementbände 1909 - 1910 (Band 22), 1910 - 1911 (Band 23) & 1911 - 1912 (Band 24) sowie die Kriegsnachträge 1916 - 1920. S

      Sechste (6.), gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1902-1920!. Gr.8vo. OriginalHalblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie jugendstiliger Bordüre auf dem Buchrücken oben und unten. Die Einbände farblich different, stärker berieben, bei ca. der Hälfte der Bände die Gelenke angeplatzt und Einrisse in den Kapitalen, teils mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Bände 2, 24 sowie erster Kriegsnachtrag mit einem bzw zwei komplett geplatzten Aussengelenken. Kriegsnachtrag II mit gelöstem Vorderdeckel bis S. 18 und hier mit ca.1/5 Textverlust. Alle Bände mit handschriftlichem Namenszug in alter Tinte und kleinem Vorbesitzernamensstempel im vorderen Vorsatz. Innen soweit ersichtlich ordentlich erhalten und sauber.. Porto für Deutschland 20EUR, fürs Ausland bitte erfragen! #LokUeb

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Fotoalbum des Seekadetten Rupflin Reise der SMS Charlotte 1902-1903 Spanien Südamerika, 105 seltene Fotos im Album

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        MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORS, their design construction and working by steam oil and electricity. 2 volumes.

      London, Archibald Constable & Company Ltd, 1902 and 1906.Volume 1, second edition revised and Volume 2, first edition, 1902 and 1906. Thick large 8vo, approximately 275 x 200 mm, 11 x 8 inches, pages: Volume 1, xvi, 1 - 636 plus 2 folding tables; Volume 2, xvi, 1 - 677, well illustrated with photographs and folding line drawing, publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Bindings rubbed and recased with new endpapers, fading to top of spines, shelf wear to edges, darkening and dusty marks to cloth, Volume 1 has pale stains to many outer margins, paper edges dusty, some age - browning and spotting, some dusty marks in margins, 1 table bound upside down, neat ink note to 1 plate, corners bumped, ink name to 2nd free endpapers of both volumes, a well used but sturdy working set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autographed Letter Describing Dawson City and Its Inhabitants Dated September 1902

      Dawson City 1902. () Very good. Original signed letter on 4 sheets of letterhead from Occidental Hotel in Skagway, Alaska. Writing on 6 of 8 pages. Two vertical and three horizontal folds. Some light edgewear and wear to folds. Top edge lightly age-toned. A fascinating letter, written in a clear, steady hand, wherein Mrs. Dubell relates her detailed impressions of Dawson City to a friend in New Jersey. Mrs. Dubell and her husband had recently moved to Dawson City, and Mrs. Dubell is clearly impressed and surprised by Dawson's relatively metropolitan feel. She writes: "I see as fine dressed ladies on the street here as you will see in any large city and I think I have seen the finest looking men here as I even saw." She also notes that the Presbyterian Church cost "80,000 to build... And the music is as good as you will hear in any church." Mrs. Dubell then describes her house across the river from Dawson and remarks that "in the evening the city looks fine all lighted up with electric lights." She also details the wonderful vegetables she can grow in her garden and relates a wedding she attended of a gentlemen who moved to Dawson 4 years ago (at the height of the Gold Rush) and who just brought his intended to Dawson from California days ago for the wedding. The Dubells ran a greenhouse service in Dawson which grew produce. All in all, a great letter with detailed observations of a young and bustling Dawson City..

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        Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. 10 Volumes (ohne Band VI).

      New York, Fred de Fau & Company, 1902.. 306; 349; 349; 335; 341; 370; 385; 390; 350 Seiten, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder. Hier: 9 von 10 Bänden (ohne Band 6!). Ausgabe auf 1000 Exemplare limitiert, hier Nr. 467. Dunkelrote Halblederbände mit Lederecken, marmorierten Buchdeckel sowie Vorsätzen und Kopfgoldschnitt. Die Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen, die Seiten unten und vorn ungleich beschnitten, innen leicht nachgedunkelt aber sauber, insgesamt in einem schönen Zustand! - 9 of 10 volumes (Vol. 6 missing). This Edition is limited to 1000 numbered sets, of which this seit is No. 467. Dark red half calf with leather corners, marbled covers and endpapers and a gilt top. Edges and corners a bit rubbed and bumped, edges spotty cutted, inside a bit darkened but clean, altogether in a good condition. LA17.3

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        Durch den Indischen Archipel. Eine Künstlerfahrt

      Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1902. Quarto; profusely illustrated including eight tipped-in colour plates; fine in original bevelled gilt boards. A lavishly-illustrated deluxe publication of the Danish artist Hugo V. Pedersen's sketch-journal of his five-year journey through the East Indies. Pedersen was born in Copenhagen in 1870, and trained as an artist in Denmark and Germany. In the mid-1890s he sailed to Sumatra, and then on to Penang and Singapore, which is described and illustrated in detail. However the bulk of his stay was spent in the Dutch East Indies, which afforded him the material for most of the sketches in this work. Pedersen's drawings reflect his fascination with the exotic culture of the East.

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        The Life of a Bold AB on his Ship in the Rolling C

      London: Dean & Son, circa, 1902. Small folio rag book with 16 illustrated pages; some fraying to edges otherwise in very good condition. First edition: an unusually good copy of this attractive children's book with a wonderful naval theme. Tall and well-printed, this copy has almost none of the unravelling or "cropping" sometimes seen in a work which dates from before the introduction of pinking shears to strengthen the edges of each page. This alphabet book is the first of Henry Samuel Dean's famous rag books. It was Dean who popularised the format in the early twentieth century as a perfect introduction to reading for small children, chiefly because the material was so sturdy and, indeed, washable. His success with the format led him to establish "Dean's Rag Book Company", initially exclusively making rag books, but later expanded to produce a variety of toys. The illustrator, Will Kidd, published several children's books, including Baa Baa Black Sheep, also published by Dean. Here, Kidd's theme is the British Navy at the turn of the twentieth-century. Although most of the pages give rollicking images of Jacks and Tars enjoying life on the "C", there is also an interesting depiction at "K for the King", a silouhette of Edward VII. A particularly good page accompanies "V for the Victory", the British flagship of the Battle of Trafalgar, here immortalised in the lines: "V for the Victory / A relic of the past, / Although her timbers may decay, / Her fame will ever last." Interestingly, OCLC only lists electronic copies of this rare title; copies of the third edition of 1903 are known at the British Library and the Bodleian.

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        LAST WORDS.

      London" Digby, Long & Co., 1902. - viii,320pp, plus 16pp. terminal catalogue. Thick octavo. Maroon cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, beveled edges. Cloth faintly soiled, textblock uniformly tanned at edges, front inner hinge cracking slightly, spine ends slightly shelfworn, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce book. First edition, first binding. There was no comparable US edition, and a number of the constituent stories were not reprinted until the Collected Edition of 1925-6, and a few others were not reprinted even then. Crane's scarcest trade collection. WILLIAMS & STARRETT 33. BAL 4096.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to "Herr Levy"

      . 2-1/3 pp. of a bifolium. Dated [Berlin]-Charlottenburg, January 23, 1902. In German (with transcription and translation). Regarding a recommendation for the director of the Berliner Tonkünstlerorchester, Herr Strunz, and mentioning Strauss's "Singgedicht," Feursnot. Strunz "is looking for some patrons enthusiastic about the arts who could help him materially... Is it very outrageous of me to bother you with this? Since, however, I myself, too, am only guided by purely artistic interest in this enterprise, to which I contribute the greatest sacrifices of time and effort myself, perhaps you will forgive me... I am going to travel to Vienna tomorrow for the premiere of my opera..."Creased at folds and very slightly overall; slightly defective at inner fold, with four small file holes to blank areas filled in with matching paper, slightly affecting several letters. . We have been unable to identify Strauss's correspondent with certainty, although it is possible that he is the German composer and patron of the arts, Martin Levy (1836-1911). The Berliner Tonkünstlerorchester, an ensemble devoted to contemporary music, was founded by Strauss. Feuersnot ("Fire-Famine"), a "Singgedicht" or "sung poem" in one act to a libretto by Ernst von Wolzogen, was first performed at the Hofoper in Dresden on November 21, 1901; it had its Viennese premiere on January 29, 1902. "Strauss’s second operatic essay was a ribald exercise in snook-cocking. His first opera Guntram had suffered a painful fiasco in Munich, his home town, and Feuersnot was his jovial revenge... That Feuersnot should be appreciated only by scholars was the last thing Strauss intended: for the sake of the dewily attractive, well-shaped score, there is a strong case for reinventing its text in terms as rudely up to date as need be." David Murray in Grove online

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