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        THE HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. Translated from the spanish by P. A. Motteux. Il. by LALAUZE.

      John Grant, Edinburgh 1902 - 4 Vols. 16'5x26, XIp, XLIIp, 445p = VIIIp, 2h, 484p = Xp, 1h, 512p = IXp, 1h, 508p. 37 láms. grabs. (1 suelta), leve óx. Parcialmente intonso. Tela edit. algo fatigada, con tejuelos. - Bonitas láminas grabadas de Lalauze. 1902

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        The Compleat Angler (Complete in Two Volumes)

      London: Freemantle 1902 - 2 v. (lxvii, 169 p., [15] leaves of plates; ix, 232 p., [15] leaves of plates) : ill., ports., plates, facsims., music ; 24 cm. Fully bound in green cloth with gilt decorative crest and lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Scuffing to edges. Library markings and bookplates inside front boards. Otherwise, clean and unmarked pages.v. 1. "Izaak Walton" --"Walton in Hampshire" --Fac-simile of Izaak Walton's last will and testament --"The compleat angler" / by Sir Edward Grey --A Walton chronology --Some editions of "The compleat angler" --Waltoniana --Sonnet by Wordsworth, written on a blank leaf in "The compleat angler."A bright and clean set, in readable condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SIMPLICISSIMUS jargang 7 (1902-1903) e nello stesso volume jargang 8 (1903-1904), Munchen, Langen Albert, 1902

      - Unico volume rilegato cm. 28,5 x 38, mz. tela verde con titolo in oro. Il famoso stile di SIMPLICISSIMUS, divenuto leggendario, aveva un taglio critico-satirico verso il potere e la vita borghese, ma sono interessanti anche gli articoli letterari, poesie e racconti. Fondamentali poi contributi artistici con gli straordinari e graffianti disegni a colori dei grandi disegnatori ed animatori Olaf Gulbranson (riconosciuto come uno dei più grandi illustratori della sua epoca ed anima del giornale), Heine (il creatore del famoso cagnone), Bruno Paul, Reznicef, Schulz, Eduard Thony e tanti altri. Ognuna delle centinaia di figure lancia messaggi e simboli e può essere considerata come un editoriale od un articolo di fondo. Le immagini hanno anche un valore artistico indiscutibile. , jargang 7 (da april 1902 a mars 1903) 1-52 (mancano i fasc. 2, 5, 12,13,27) jargang 8 (da april 1903 a mars 1904) 1-52 (mancano i fasc. 22 , 46) Le due annate assieme, così come sono, vengono offerte a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        SIMPLICISSIMUS jargang 7 (april 1902 a marz 1903), Munchen, Langen Albert, 1902

      - Unico volume rilegato mz. tela anonima cm. 28,5 x 38, numero pag. per fasc. irregolari. totale annata pp.416, comprese le numerose di pubblicit? sia a colori che in b/n. (manca il solo fasc. n. 14) In questa annata sono inseriti 52 numeri del "Bleibat des Simplicissimus" di due facciate cadauno, che non hanno numerazione e sono veicoli di bella pubblicit? . Il famoso stile di SIMPLICISSIMUS, divenuto leggendario, aveva un taglio critico-satirico verso il potere e la vita borghese, ma sono interessanti anche gli articoli letterari, poesie e racconti. Fondamentali poi contributi artistici con gli straordinari e graffianti disegni a colori dei grandi disegnatori ed animatori Olaf Gulbranson (riconosciuto come uno dei più grandi illustratori ed anima del giornale), Heine (il creatore del famoso cagnone), Schulz, STEINLEN, Reznicek, Eduard Thony, Wife,Sted, Bruno Paul e tanti altri. Ogni figura lancia messaggi e simboli e può essere considerata come un editoriale o un articolo di fondo. In questa importante annata, molto bello l' EXTRA NUMMER. Dopo il numero 4 "Max und Moritz" di pp.8 illustrato tutto a colori.)

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        Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet

      MacMillan and Co, London 1902 - 2 volumes. xxiii+436+[7 maps]+[4 ad] pages with frontispiece and plates. xvii+441+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece, fold out maps in color, plates some in color and index. Thick Octavo (9" x 6") bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial to covers. Head page ends in gilt. First British edition. Sven Anders Hedin was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, and travel writer, as well as an illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book Från Pol till Pol, Heidin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between from the late 1880s to the early 1900s. While traveling Hedin visited Constantinopole (Istanbul), oil-rich Azerbaijan in times of Nobel Brothers, Teheran, Mesopotamia (Iraq), lands of Kyrgyz people, India, China, Asiatic Russia and Japan. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work. Condition: Book plate to front paste down volume two, corners bumped, some slight foxing, spines lightly sunned else a very good set [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hound of the Baskervilles, The

      London: George Newnes, 1902. - A Fine First "Hound" in Original ClothDOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1902.First edition in book form (first serialized in the Strand Magazine between August 1901 and April 1902). Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 184 x 122 mm.). [8], 358, [1], [1, blank] pp. With sixteen plates (including frontispiece) by Sidney Paget.Original scarlet cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and black (in a design by Alfred Garth Jones) and lettered in gilt on front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, minor blistering to cloth on covers near joints. Minimal foxing to edges, free endpapers slightly browned from pastedown glue. Otherwise an excellent copy, with the gilt bright and fresh. The Hound of the Baskervilles "was based on an idea given to [Doyle] by Bertram Fletcher Robinson, who was a nephew of Sir John Robinson and a correspondent for the Daily Express during the Boer War. The two men struck up a friendship when travelling back on the same ship from Cape Town. They spent four days together on a golfing holiday at Cromer in March 1901, and it was then that Robinson mentioned the legend (possibly of the Black Hound of Hergest associated with the Vaughan family of Hergest Court in Herefordshire). Doyle told his mother: ‘Fletcher Robinson came here with me and we are going to do a small book together "The Hound of the Baskervilles"—a real creeper’ The serial publication was an unprecedented success. It was the only occasion in the magazine’s history that a seventh printing was needed to meet the demand, and the queues at the publisher’s offices and throughout the country were extraordinary" (Green and Gibson, p. 130).Green and Gibson A26a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board in gilt and black. Black and white frontispiece and 15 plates. With contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, corners lightly bumped, endpapers and edges lightly foxed, text block internally strained in a few places but binding firm, plate on page 118 partially loose, plates on pages 24 and 160 have been loose but have been skilfully reattached. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles - Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes, Limited, London 1902 - [8], 360pp. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, author label to fourth, all framed with gilt double fillet, covers bordered with gilt single fillet, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g. Externally very good indeed, internally some slight colour bleed to half-title, occasional light foxing, but generally clean. The plate at page 76 is slightly grubby to foot and slightly worn to fore-edge, the plate at page 204 is grubby to edges with slight colour bleed to fore-edge. Now housed in a cloth drop back box made by Temple Bookbinders, which replicates the design by Alfred Garth Jones found on the original cloth binding. The first edition with the misprint on page 13 line 3 'you' for 'your'. Green and Gibson A26a Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dernière gerbe.

      Calmann-Lévy 1902 - - Calmann-Lévy, Paris 1902, 16,5x25cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin noisette à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de frises dorées ainsi que de motifs décoratifs dorés, date en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à effet moiré, couvertures et dos conservés comportant de petites restaurations marginales, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche romantique. Le numéro de notre exemplaire a été habilement gratté à la justification du tirage. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

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

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      George S. Morang & Co., Limited., Toronto 1902 - From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Kipling, Rudyard. JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. Signed. Illustrated by the Author. Toronto: George S. Morang & Co., Limited. 1902. Unique Copy. First Canadian Edition. Sm. 4to. 249p. With 22 plates & many in-text illustrations. Cream cloth covered boards with titles & illustrations on the spine & upper cover stamped in black. An extraordinary example with three key manuscript highlights tipped-in: 1 - Opposite page 141, Kipling on a piece of club size stationery has written out, in fact decoded the runes of Taffimai in 2 columns of 18 lines with the added "This is the identical tusk-on-uitch the tale of Taffimai ouas ritten. Etched by the author. / See Page 141 / Just So Stories / Double Day Page Edn 1902." 2 - Tipped opposite page 197, on a piece of club size stationery, Kipling has deciphered the runes on the Mutton Bone illustrated in the story: The Cat That Walked By Himself. Inscribed: "On the mutton bone / page 197. Just So Stories". Two columns of decoding followed by: " I Rudyard Kipling drew this but because there was no mutton bone in the house I faked the anatomy from memory. R.K." 3 - One page als [true copy neatly written & signed in blue fountain pen] on the letterhead of the Canadian Copper Company, Sussex, dated Nov. 30th 1912, addressed to: David H. Brown esq. " Dear Sir / Many thanks for your amusing letter of the 12th. I am sorry that any of my handicraft should have disturbed your dinner. I should imagine it would be quite hopeless to find one in the small drawing what the runes meant but I have looked up the original pictures and found that on the cross bar of the H, I put myself on record as having also written all the plays ascribed to Mrs. Gallop. I hope now that you and your friends will be able to return to their respective vocations. / Yours very sincerely / Rudyard Kipling". An extremely good example showing light use. [Stewart 261. Notes binding is usually brown/orange cloth]. First published in London, by Macmillan in 1902 this is the uncommon Canadian edition of Kipling's most famous collection of twelve animal stories & twelve poems, including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots," "How the Whale Got his Throat," "The Elephant's Child," & "The Butterfly That Stamped." "Just So Stories has achieved nursery immortality because a genius has married two of the most tried and trusted media - the fable and the fairy-story" (Muir, 107). Stewart [260]. BMC No.1 [1984]; 'Edwardian Children's Books'. $36000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Little Journeys--Copies belonging to Hart Crane

      East Aurora, N. Y.: Roycrofters - HART CRANE'S COPY OF ELBERT HUBBARD'S "LITTLE JOURNEYS: LEONARDO" AND "LITTLE JOURNEYS; HERBERT SPENCER." Hubbard, Elbert (1) "Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists: Leonardo" and (2) "Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Philosophers: Spencer." (1) Roycrofters, East Aurora, N. Y. 1902; (2) Roycrofters, East Aurora, N. Y. 1904 Each book is 6 in. x 7 ¾ in. (1) Paginated from 27 to 50. + printer’s page and hand-colored design colophon page with a frontispiece of Leonardo and a hand-colored title page with the title-page initials and ornaments designed by Samuel Warner. (2) Paginated from 96 to 127 + printer's page and a black-and-white colophon page, a hand-colored title page, and two portraits of Spencer. Each book has a tan cloth spine and blue-grey paper over boards with mounted printed title labels on the front cover. The cover corners show light wear, some age-related tanning to the outer covers. (1) Signed at top of front free end-paper "Harold Crane." This is followed by a later inscription: "To my friend Vivian from Betty Crane Madden, July 21, 1989 (Hart Crane’s Birthday)." (2) Also contains the identical inscription from Madden to Vivian. These volumes of "Little Journeys" were originally owned by Harold Hart Crane and were given to Vivian H. Pemberton by Betty Crane Madden. They were part of a set, another volume of which was a presentation copy from Elbert Hubbard to Hart Crane in 1915: "To Harold Crane, my valued helper at Roycroft. Elbert Hubbard, April 20, 1915." The whereabouts of this earlier volume are unknown. Hart Crane worked at The Roycroft Workshops in 1915 and this is mentioned in John Unterecker's "Voyager," pp. 39-40. Both books in very good plus condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions. In Twelve Volumes.

      Boston, Dana Estes & Co., 1902 - 12 volumes, octavo (233 × 155 mm). Publisher's deluxe binding of full blue morocco, spine lettered in gilt, five raised bands, gilt monogram supralibros on front covers, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins gilt to an art nouveau design, vellum doublures with flower tools in gilt and interlace in gilt, orange, green and red, silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut, for Charles C. Doty, Providence, Rhode Island. With publisher's attractive manuscript note stating the ad personam printing and binding in colours on papyrus (chipped at inner edge). A little chipping at head and tail of some silk endpapers, first vol. title with offsetting from papyrus leaf, otherwise a fine set. Portraits in 3 states (india paper, plain wove and japon), with captioned tissue guards. Edition Magnifique, limited to 26 lettered copies, of which this set is lettered A, printed and specially bound by the publishers "ad personam" for Charles C. Doty of Providence, Rhode Island.

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        RECORDS OF THE INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NORTH-WEST PROVINCES OF INDIA DURING THE MUTINY OF 1857 including correspondence with the Supreme Government, Delhi, Cawnpore, and other places

      Edinburgh, T. & T. Clark, 1902.. FIRST EDITIONS 1902, 2 volumes, complete set, large 8vo, approximately 250 x 155 mm, 9¾ x 6 inches, pages: (6), 559; vi, 398, contents: Volume I, Introduction: Family Life in Fort Agra during the Mutiny, and private correspondence; Records of Intelligence, series 1-8; Index; Volume II, Records of Intelligence, series 9-13; Appendices I-IV; Index, bound in original publisher's burgundy cloth, double blind ruled border to covers, 4 gilt rules and gilt lettering to spines. Slightest rubbing to head and tail of spines and corners, pencil name on front endpapers. A very good clean tight set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which may require extra postage.

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        Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, and other poems: Tales of a Wayside Inn, The Golden Legend, and other Poems

      Henry Frowde, London 1902 - Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 2 volumes, 1902; the Oxford Minature Edition. Pp. Evangeline etc. 464, 563; Tales of a Wayside Inn, etc. 547, 583. Oxford India Paper, 114 x 73 mm. (4.5 x 2.7 ins.). Half white vellum over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, spines with twin green morocco lettering pieces, gilt floral decoration, gilt rules on boards. Fine (virtually mint) copies, fresh, clean and unopened. Rare - Worldcat locates no copies of the first and only one or two of the second in U.S. libraries.

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        EL BUEN AMIGO. Periódico para la enseñanza de niños y adultos. 1902 y 1903

      1902/1903, Ciudadela - Baleares 1902 - 2 tomos con 24 revistas cada uno 192 pags + 192 pags 16x23 cm Holandesa época, lomo piel Resto bien. Diferentes artículos: Astronomía, Historias y cuentos, Cuadros infantiles, Poesias, Viajes terrestres y maritimos, .Faltan las hojas 131, 132, 133 y 134 del año 1903. Unas ocho pag margenes rozados y peq perdi sin afectar texto.

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        Mélanges d'histoire et d'archéologie - tome XXIII

      imprimerie Cagniard 1902 - Miscellanées historiques et régionalistes, principalement normandes - 25 brochures réunies dont la liste et le détail suivent - table des matières manuscrite en fin de volume - 1 045 pages - reliure demi-bradel rouge - Bon état - De la date d'une entrée solennelle de Justinien Paris, extrait des Mémoires de la Sociéité Nationale des Antiquaires de France, 1910 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 25 pages - Texte de F. Martroye, envoi de l'auteur - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - La chapelle de Saint-Julien du Petit-Quevilly et ses peintures murales Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1902 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 15 pages - Texte du Docteur Coutan, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - La Trinité de Fécamp ancienne église abbatiale Caen, Henri-Delesques, imprimeur-éditeur, 1908 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 15 pages, 1 plan hors-texte - Texte du Docteur Coutan, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - L'ancienne cathédrale d'Avranches - réponse au discours de réception de M. Georges de Beaurepaire Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1902 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 16 pages, 1 carte et 1 planche hors-texte - Texte du Docteur Coutan, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - Couv. conservée, très bon état - Notice sur l'Oratoire de Rouen Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1903 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 31 pages- Texte de Ch. de Beaurepaire, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - très bon état - Note sur deux ventes sur saisie de la Seigneurie du Bosgouet au XVIe siècle Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1903 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 49 pages - Texte de G. A. Prévost, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - Note sur un acte souscrit de la signature de P. Corneille suivie de tableaux généalogiques concernant la famille maternelle du poète Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1908 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 11 pages + 3 tableaux hors-texte - Texte de P. Le Verdier - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - L'affaire Saint-Ange épisode de la vie de Blaise Pascal à Rouen (1647) Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1901 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 21 pages - Texte de Ch. De Beaurepaire, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - Blaise Pascal et sa famille à Rouen de 1640 à 1647 Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1902 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 103 pages - Texte de Ch. De Beaurepaire, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - Mabillon - panégyrique prononcé en l'église Saint-Germain-des-Prés le 27 décembre 1907 par le R. P. Dom Fernand Cabrol Ligugé (Vienne), imprimerie E. Aubin, 1908 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 32 pages - Texte de Dom Fernand Cabrol - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - Le mystère du Temple 1794-1795 Paris, édition H. Daragon, sans date (circa 1905), 2e éd. - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 36 pages - Texte du Docteur L. de Santi - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - Notice sur le clos Saint-Marc Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1908 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 37 pages - Texte de Ch. De Beaurepaire, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - Rouen en 1789 et en 1900 Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1901 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 119 pages - Texte de G. de la Serre- Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - Souvenirs du Chevalier Le Bienvenu du Busc Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1908 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 33 pages, 1 portrait et 1 photo hors-texte - Texte de Ch. Allard, envoi de l'auteur - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - L'Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Rouen - ses origines, ses transformations Rouen, imprimerie Cagniard, 1899 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 74 pages - Texte du Docteur Merry Delabost, envoi de l'auteur à Paul Allard - Couv. et dos conservés, très bon état - Annexe au Catalogue des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque de l'Université de Liège Liège, imprimeur-libraire D. Cormaux, 1904 - Broché, 13 cm x 22 cm, 72 pages - Texte de Joseph Brassinne, envoi de l'a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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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