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        All the World's Fighting Ships

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd,, 1902. Landscape quarto. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the upper board and spine. Profusely illustrated with photographs, plans and silhouettes. Boards are damp-whitened, but the hinges are only a little cracked and the text-block clean, sound and with no adhesion, remains a very good copy. First edition of the fifth year of Jane's most famous and longest-running work, the illustrated register of international warships here followed by a collection of essays on "the year's progress in every branch of naval affairs." Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Just So Stories

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, , 1902. Octavo. Finely bound in mid 20th-century red full morocco by Bayntun (Rivière) of Bath, for Sotheran, spine gilt in compartments with rules, titles direct and elephant designs, sides bordered with a single gilt rule, elephant design gilt to centre of front board, gilt roll to board edges and gilt rules to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a red cloth slip case. With 12 black and white illustrations by the author. Extremely slight rubbing to some extremities, internally fresh; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, handsomely bound by Bayntun for Sotherans.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Discourses of Raphael Hythoday of the Best State of the Common-Wealth. Utopia written in Latin ... translated into English by Gilbert Burnet

      Detroit, Mich: The Cranbrook Press, 1902. (CRANBROOK PRESS) From an edition consisting of 210 copies, this being an unnumbered copy. 4to. 71,[1] pp. Publisher's three-quarter vellum and boards, gilt label, untrimmed. Fine in plain wrapper, and somewhat nicked and battered board folding box, with manuscript caption. Institutional bookplate, and gift inscription from chairman of the Cranbrook Press on front free endpaper . Designed and printed by hand on Cranbrook handmade paper by George Booth, with the assistance of Cecil Billington. Booth, editor of the Detroit EVENING NEWS, founded the Cranbrook Press in 1900, and through 1902 Ransom records ten imprints. His first type choice was based on Morris's casting of Jenson, and he commissioned handmade paper with the Press' watermark. His statement of purpose in SOMETHING ABOUT THE CRANBROOK PRESS, published earlier the same year, emphasized his quest for perfection and desire to emulate Caxton and Morris

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sc?nes de courtisanes de Lucien

      Paris - Librairie L. Borel 1902 - An absolutely beautifully bound copy of this classical work of French erotica. Penned by Pierre Lous (1870 1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who sought to express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection. This work, one of his lesser known books, outlines erotic scenes and conversations in a dramatic format. Delicately illustrated throughout with a host of lovely engravings. In the original French. Bound by Barbier. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, very smart indeed with just some minor wear and bumping to extremities. Internally, binding generally firmly bound although the section between 145 and 156 is held by cords only. Pages are ever so slightly browned but very clean. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Revue d'Histoire de Lyon Etude.Documents.Bibliographie

      ADMINISTRATION - A. REY ET Cie, Imprimeurs-éditeurs, 4, Rue Gentil, Lyon 1902-1914 - 12 Forts volumes In-Octavo , reliure demi toile écrue sur cartonnage fort jaspé vert, étiquette de titre contre-collée verte titrée en doré et cernée de doubles filets dorés, plats muets, tête mouchetée, 470-530 pages, volumes bien complets des documents et cartes dépliantes - très belle série dans une reliure sobre et élégante de belle tenue.Les volume ne sont ni insolés ni épidermés le volume de l'année 1910 présente un accroc sans gravité sur le second plat au niveau du cartonnage.Voir Photos ANNEE 1902 COMPLETE ET RELIEE - Le premier fascicule de cette revue parait en février 1902 - Il s'agit d'années complètes reliées par l'administration et destinée aux chercheurs et aux bibliophiles : " Tous les deux mois paraitra un fascicule d'environ quatre-vingt-pages.Ces six fascicules formeront, à la fin de chaque année, un fort volume in-octavo de cinq cent pages sur beau papier d'édition" .Nous ne séparons pas ces volumes de belle et homogène reliure.Livraison gracieuse sur Lyon et sa région [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sc?nes de courtisanes de Lucien

      Paris - Librairie L. Borel, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An absolutely beautifully bound copy of this classical work of French erotica. Penned by Pierre Lous (1870 1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who sought to express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection. This work, one of his lesser known books, outlines erotic scenes and conversations in a dramatic format. Delicately illustrated throughout with a host of lovely engravings. In the original French. Bound by Barbier. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, very smart indeed with just some minor wear and bumping to extremities. Internally, binding generally firmly bound although the section between 145 and 156 is held by cords only. Pages are ever so slightly browned but very clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      New York: McClue, Phillips and Co., 1902., 1902. Second State of the First American Edition, with the 'R' on the copyright page. 8vo.; pp. 249, (8). Beautifully bound in recent full red morocco with gilt titles to spine, gilt and blind rule to upper board with gilt titles to centre; black end papers; top edge gilt. Publisher's original upper board of red cloth titled in white bound in at rear. Illustrated with 8 black and white plates including frontispiece. A little light scattered browning. A splendid copy. Green and Gibson, p.122.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit

      Frederick Warne 1902 - First Edition, First Printing with "wept big tears" on p.51. A beautiful copy. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. We buy Beatrix Potter First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Lady of the Barge. [Illustrated by M. Greiffenhagen and J. Sullivan]

      Harper & Brothers 1902 - 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece and 11 plates, free endpapers very lightly browned, small signature on front free endpaper; original terracotta cloth elaborately blocked and lettered in black, gilt back, uncut, joints very lightly rubbed, covers with only the faintest age-soiling else a remarkably bright, clean copy. This classic collection of twelve short stories includes the first appearance of 'The Monkey's Paw', widely acclaimed as one of the finest short horror stories ever written. Very scarce, especially in this condition. Bleiler 896; NCBEL IV, p.621. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        ATLANTE Ornitologico


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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        John Ermine of the Yellowstone

      New York: MacMillan, 1902. 8vo. (7 1/2 x 5 inches). 275pp, plus 4pp ads. Plates and illustrations after Remington. Publisher's brown cloth lettered and pictorially stamped in white (minor wear). Housed in a blue cloth box. Inscribed first edition of Remington's only novel, with illustrations by Remington. Remington's inscription, dated 1903, reads: "To my friend Constance MacKenzie from Frederic Remington, in the hope that our trails may 'cut' some day and better yet that she will again leave moccassin track on my lawn."

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        YACHIGUSA Maki no Kyu^

      1902. Fine. [DESIGN] UENO Seiko, designer. YACHIGUSA Maki no Kyu. Kyoto, Honda Unkindo. Meiji 35 [1902]. 25 x 17.8 cm., string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, printed paper title label, printed covers. Part 9 of the 15 volume series of kimono designs by Seiko, published by the important design house, Unkindo. For more on these volumes, see the recent catalogue of the design book exhibition, done at Stanford, ZUANCHO IN KYOTO [pp. 26 & 34]. With 30 beautifully printed color woodblock prints. Good condition, fine impressions and colors.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Un ensemble de lettres entre Alphonse Laveran et Raphael Blanchard

      1902 - Blanchard, élève de Paul Bert, fut l'un des grands animateurs de la zoologie française de la fin du xixe siècle. Blanchard avait été un disciple de Laveran avec qui il composa un ouvrage célèbre "LES HEMATOZOAIRES de l'homme et des animaux". Plus tard, leurs rapports s'envenimèrent. 5 bristols de Laveran signé et écrit recto verso adressés à Raphael Blanchard, 2 bristols gravées au nom de Laveran avec des petits mots manuscrits à Blanchard. (un des bristols est joint avec l'enveloppe timbrée portant le monogramme de l'Institut Pasteur). On joint deux grandes feuilles A4 manuscrites de Blanchard adressées à Laveran datée du 27 octobre 1909. il prévient Laveran qu'il va réagir très vivement à ce qui lui semble être un article polèmique à son endroit de Laveran. En conséquence il lui communique par avance sa réponse à la Société de biologie. On joint également le double pelure d'une lettre tapée à la machine de Laveran au Comité du prix nobel qui l'avait choisi pou être membre du jury. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Just So Stories for Little Children

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1902. Illustrated by the Author. Quarto. Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in black and white. Illustrated throughout by the author. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed, some wear to ends of spine, corners bumped, tanning and spotting to endpapers, hinges cracked, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, in the second issue binding, of Kipling's famous collection of twelve stories and twelve poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." In the first issue the white blocking on the spine and boards famously failed to adhere, with the result that most copies now lack significant portions of it, and the paint formula was changed for the second issue.

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        Map of Bergen County with a Portion of Passaic Co. Compiled from the Geological Survey of New Jersey, Official Maps Private Plans and Actual Surveys by and under the direction of E. Robinson

      E. Robinson & Co., New York 1902 - This impressive map of Bergen County, New Jersey depicts the county's townships and boroughs in remarkably vivid colors. A short newsprint text praising the map has been glued onto its lower right-hand portion. The map is highly informational and depicts railroads both electric and steam, public roads, and elevations. The index also includes churches, schools, cemeteries, and meadows. The map is in good condition, with some tears along the folds, a crease in the lower left portion, and minor browning throughout. The coloring, however, remains exceptionally brilliant. Elisha Robinson (1832-1912) published a number of detailed, general purpose maps, including comprehensive atlases of Kings County, New York and Essex County, New Jersey. This library edition was printed in Philadelphia by A.H. Mueller. Wall map. Color lithograph with hand coloring. Library format in four pieces, mounted on three boards as issued. 53" x 67.5".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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      New York: Century Co.. Near Fine. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. This edition of "Old English Masters" by Timothy Cole, printed in 1902 on Japan silk tissue paper and signed by the engraver and printer. Limited to 150 copies of which these are #47. Folders with inner flaps, covered in yellow cloth with bright gilt titles and ornamentation. Each containing 24 engraved Illustrations. All clean & Intact. The original boxes are mended at the corners and have protected the contense well. Art; Engraved Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 48 pages; Signed by Illustrator .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        A Digest of Reported Cases in the Supreme Court, Court of

      1902. Eagleson, James G., L.F.S. Robinson, M.A. Brennan, E.F. Healy, J.W.S. Vroland and C. McC. Stafford. A Digest of Reported Cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Insolvency and Courts of Mines of the State of Victoria. From 1895 to [1932]. Melbourne: Charles F. Maxwell (G. Partridge & Co.)/London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1902-1933. 7 Vols. Complete set. Original cloth, gilt titles to spines, some shelfwear, soiling and minor spotting, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, notes in pencil to front pastedowns, small stamps to title pages. A solid set. * Only editions. These volumes were issued serially and are often catalogued as independent titles. No complete sets on OCLC. Sweet & Maxwell, omits the 1895-1901 volume, but it is listed in the Harvard Law Catalogue. See Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 6:17. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:590.

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        Happy Hooligan and his Brother Gloomy Gus, A Series of Comic Pictures

      New York: New York American and Journal, 1902. First Edition. Stiff boards. Very good. Opper, F. [Frederick Burr]. Unpag. Oblong elephant folio. Heavy card covers with green cloth spine. Cover sports a large Happy Hooligan illustration in all his goofy glory. Light surface staining at edges of cover to right side. Interior clean and crisp with vibrant color images, no tears. An absolutely fabulous copy of an early comic strip masterpiece that is rarely found in any condition.

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        Japan and Her People. Two volumes

      Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co. / The International Press, 1902. Hardcover. First Thus. Octavo. 377; 374pp. Illustrated with fifty photogravures, each with printed tissue guards, and a folding map. Red cloth with elaborate gilt illustration on the front boards, in original cloth chemises dust jackets; top edges gilt. Very Good+, with chips to fore-edge of the rear endpaper in volume one; the map is detached and laid in at the rear of volume two. The dust jackets are Near Fine, with some light fading to the spines. Originally issued with a slipcase, which is not present here. // Major General Joseph Stillwell's copy with his bookplate and signature in both volumes. The rear endpaper in volume one contains notes by Stilwell under the title "Control of the Emperor in Japan"; the map in volume two contains notes in the margin by Stilwell regarding an itinerary of a trip through Japan. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        Bibliopegy In the United States And Kindred Subjects

      NY: Dodd, Mead, 1902. First edition. Boards. Orig. cream boards. Teg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 129 pages. 8vo, 22 x 14 cm. Thirty full-page plates (color and black and white) with tissue guards. Index. Limited edition, one of 141 copies on Van Gelder paper. Treats of book-binding and kindred subjects in the United States with examples: color illustrations printed from relief plates, and those in black and white by the direct process (printed from a single photogravure copper plate). Bright, clean copy, uncut, light shelf wear. Cover stripe and corner tips in scarlet.

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        The Art of Walter Crane.

      London. George Bell &Sons. 1902. - folio, 36(13.5") x 24cm, the first edition,xiii,[1],147,[1]p., with 8 photogravure plates, 24 colour plates & 26monochrome plates, numerous text illustrations, two facsimile leaves,title printed in red and black, in the original light blue clothelaborately gilt decorations, titles and illustrations on the covers,gilt titles and illustrations on the spine, top edge gilt, the otheredges uncut, decorative endpapers in green and white, binding slightlydust worn (stamping clear), armorial engraved bookplate over privatelibrary bookplate, faded circular internal small library stamp(withdrawn), still a very good attractively copy (Igc). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Ueber die Grundlagen der Geometrie.

      K. Geselchaft der Wissenschaften, Göttingen 1902 - First edition, the rare offprint issue, of Hilbert?s partial solution to the fifth of his famous list of 23 problems, proposed in 1900, that he viewed as important in guiding the development of mathematics in the next century. Hilbert also gives in this work the first rigorous definition of a ?manifold,? a notion that would play a central role in twentieth century mathematics and physics. This paper is a further development of the ideas in his great book Grundlagen der Geometrie (1899), an "influential work that led by its axiomatic method to a new thinking in all mathematical fields in the 20th century" (Michael Toepell in Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, p. 710). The present paper was appended to the second edition of Grundlagen der Geometrie, published in 1903. "Hilbert?s interest in the foundations of geometry turned his attention to what became known as the "space problem" of Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894), a distinguished physiologist and physicist who in 1868 proposed to deduce the geometrical nature of space from observed facts of experience having to do with the properties of mobile rigid bodies. Using calculus, he argued that his facts lead to the conclusion that metric relations in space correspond either to Euclidean geometry or to the geometry of Lobachevsky. In 1887 Poincaré used Lie algebra techniques to solve the analog of Helmholtz?s problem in two dimensions, and Lie (1890) did the same in n dimensions. Hilbert questioned the necessity of assuming, as was done by Helmholtz and his successors, the differentiability of the transformations they considered, a sine qua non if one were to solve the problem using Lie?s theory. In particular, the assumption that the group is generated by infinitesimal transformations did not fit in easily or naturally with the other geometrical axioms. Hilbert wondered whether this assumption might actually follow as a consequence of the continuity of the transformations defining the rigid motions, together with the group property and the other axioms of geometry. Thus in his famous lecture on mathematical problems Hilbert posed as his fifth problem the more general question as to what extent Lie?s theory, with its differentiability assumptions, could be recovered from seemingly weaker continuity assumptions about the transformations of the group and their multiplication. "Hence there arises the question whether, through the introductions of suitable new variables and parameters, the group can always be transformed into one with differentiable defining functions; or whether at least with the help of certain simple assumptions a transformation is possible into groups admitting Lie's methods." "Shortly thereafter, Hilbert himself dealt with this problem within the limited context of the analogue of Helmholtz?s problem for the plane. Here we find the first attempt to deal with continuous groups by topological means. Hilbert stressed the fact that his methods of proof were completely different from Lie?s, that he would mainly use the concepts of Cantor?s theory of point sets and the Jordan curve theorem for the plane. Of course, the context of Hilbert?s topological approach to groups was a special and limited one, but it showed that results could be achieved and suggested the possibility of doing something similar with respect to the formidable fifth problem. it should be noted that in seeking to characterize the plane as a two-dimensional manifold, Hilbert introduced the approach that eventually led (through Weyl) to the modern concept of a manifold. "These stipulations," Hilbert wrote, "contain for the case of two dimensions, it seems to me, the rigorous definition of what Riemann and Helmholtz designated by ?multiply extended manifold? and by Lie ?number manifold? and which is at the basis of their entire investigation" (T. Hawkins, in History of Topology, I. M. James (ed.), pp. 175-6). Hilbert?s fifth problem was finally solved in full generality by Andrew Gleason, Deane [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Principes de Phonétique Expérimentale. 2 Bände. Première Partie: Eléments acoustiques de la parole. - Moyens naturels d'observation et d?expérimentation.- Moyen artificiels d?experimentation.- Analyse physique de la parole (timbre).- Organes de las parole. / Deuxième Partie: Analyse physiologique de la parole. Paris u. Leipzig, H. Welter 1901-08. 8°. 2 Bll., 640 S.; 6 Bll., (639-)1252 S., mit 751 Textabb., Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit. u. goldgepr. Wappen am Rücken.

      - Bd. 1 von 1902 in zweiter Ausgabe; Bd. 2 von 1901-1908 in erster Ausgabe.- Jean-Pierre Rousselot (1846-1924) war der Begründer der Experimental- oder Instrumentalphonetik. Er baute die verschiedensten Apparate, von denen eines, das Kymographion in den phonetischen Labors und im Bereich der medizinischen Physiologie große Bedeutung erlangte.- Titel, Vortitel u. letztes Bl. gestempelt, Ebde. leicht berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar.# Volume I in second; volume II in first edition.-?Rousselot foresaw and began the application of phonetic methods to the teaching of languages, to the study of the singing voice and other scientific and pratical disciplines. He is fully entitled to honour as the « Father of Experimental Phonetics »? (E.W. Scripture, ?Modern Languages? 1924) [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: George Newnes, printed at the Ballantyne Press, 1902. Covwea with slight warp, trifling spots to preliminaries, but actually quite a nice copy. No. 3 of 56 copies on hand-made paper Small quarto. 229p. Red initial letters and illustrated by Garth Jones with six plates in two states, black and hand-colored. Bound by Cedric Chivers in his vellucent style with an cross-shaped original painting of the Knyght on the upper cover. Binding of full brown crushed morocco with reserved frames and floral ornaments in gilt, t.e.g., marbled endpapers

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        Life, The Interpreter

      Longmans, Green and Co London 1902 - First Edition. Author was a British novelist and short story writer, born in 1884 in Rochester, Kent. She studied individual psychology in Vienna and in 1924 she and her husband started a school in Kitzbuhel in Austria, as an Òeducational laboratory to determine how psychology and educational theory could cure the ills of nations.Ó AuthorÕs first book, written when she was just 17. Explores the education of women, class division and social convention. She was paid three pounds for the story. Near Fine with ownership inscription to front free endpaper, in a Very Good Plus dustjacket, with partial splitting to front spine edge of the very fragile dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      E.R, DUMONT, NEW YORK 1902 - 16 volumes of classic Poe. 3/4 red morocco leather corners and spine. Gold gilt tops edge, lettering and art nouveau designs on spine. Red and green marbled boards with matching end pages. Deckled fore edges. The texts are clean and intact. The binding is tight. There is biography of Poe's life, with illustrations of people and places important to the authors life. DATE PUBLISHED: 1902 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The River War

      Here is a finely bound first edition, first printing of Churchill's second book.  This first edition is notable for a number of reasons. First, aesthetically it is lavish, each of the two large volumes printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans.  Second, from a collector's standpoint it is scarce; the publisher released only 2,646 copies of this beautiful edition, and this number includes both second and third printings. Third, bibliographically it is notable that this first edition is the *only* unabridged edition printed to this day. In 1902 Churchill (now a new member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of the criticism of Kitchener for political reasons.  All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text.  Last but not least, the text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance.  As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British Army.  These books offer us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in a distinctly 19th century world.  Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called by some the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army.  This work and in particular this edition is as important and desirable as any in the Churchill canon.  This first printing set features unusually clean contents finely bound by Bayntun in dark green half morocco over khaki cloth boards with marbled endpapers and gilt top edges.  The bindings feature gilt decorated raised spine bands, gilt ruled spine compartments and gilt rule transitions.  The bindings remain square and tight with sharp corners and are about very good overall, with some scuffing to the cloth boards, trivial wear at extremities, and discrete 1.5 inch splits at the lower rear Volume I hinge and upper front Volume II hinge.  The contents are notably bright, clean, and crisp for this edition.  We note only a few, trivial instances of spotting within and on the fore edges.  All illustrations, maps, and plans are present and pristine, as are the frontispiece tissue guards.  During careful collation we noted the oval ink stamp of "Royal Scottish Geographical Society" discretely applied to the verso of a few of the Volume I folding maps and the verso of a single Volume II folding map.  We find no other previous ownership marks.  Bibliographic reference; Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29.

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        Hawthorne Reading: An Essay (The ROWFANT CLUB)

      Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1902. Original Handwritten Letter From Julian Hawthorne reading in small part, "I dislike the thought of making money out of my father's genius" laid in, as well as reprint of letter included with the limited edition copies. Number 5 of 140 copies of Hawthorne Reading written for and privately printed by The Rowfant Club. Frontispiece illustration drawn by Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter Una. Gilt top edge, printed on handmade paper. Very light fraying at top and bottom edge of spine and corners, very small glue stain on edge of p.128, else textblock is immaculate and tight. Original slip case with light shelf wear, lightly bumped spine, and ligh fraying at extremities. 133p.. Gilt Embossed Blue Cloth. Near Fine. Illus. by B&W Frontispiece. 12mo over 6¾" 7¾" tall. Hard Cover.

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      1902. [with a signed letter] London: Grant Richards, 1902. Original blue cloth. First Edition of Masefield's first book, which consisted of only 500 copies. The title, chosen by the publisher, unfortunately led to comparisons with Kipling and his "Barrack-Room Ballads" (whose verse Masefield "hated") -- especially as both poets used the vernacular in their ballads. In Masefield's opening poem~he proclaimed that he had no intention of glorifying heroism or imperialism; his concern was with the ou­casts, the despised, the despairing. [Babington Smith]~Sadly, though Masefield would live 65 more years, SALT-WATER BALLADS is regarded by most as his best work; it includes his best-known poem, "Sea-Fever" (in all subsequent printings, the first line would read "I must go down...").~This copy is about as fine as this book gets (very light foxing on a few leaves); atypically, the spine of this copy is not discolored. Loosely inserted in this copy is a typed letter signed by Masefield, one page undated, to a Major Rutter, regarding the use of a quotation from one of his poems. Sim­mons 1; Wight 1; Handley-Taylor p. 27. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Complete Poetical Works

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1902. hardcover. near fine. 270 illustrations throughout the text, small thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full crimson morocco, gilt design on spine. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1902. A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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      1902. 2. MOTHER GOOSE. (KENNEDY) OLD MOTHER HUBBARD designed by Charles J. Costello. NY: Hurst & Co (1902). 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), pictorial cloth, crease on cover, slight cover soil and faint soil on one page, overall nice, clean and VG condition. The text consists of the classic Mother Goose rhymes. Printed on heavy stock, eage page is a different color with verses incorporated into the color illustrations. Illustrated by HARRY KENNEDY very much in the style of Parrish and using the bold colors of Denslow. This is a striking picture book by the duo who illustrated and lettered Baum's Army and Navy Alphabets and American Fairy Tales. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Hesperides, or the Works Both Human and Divine of

      London: Newnes. Limited. fine. Frontis. port., numerous full page drawings by Reginald Savage. 2 vols. in one, rebound in full blue levant, double gilt fillet borders, gilt-dec. raised bands, a.e.g. London: Newnes, ca. 1902. A fine copy. Beautifully bound copy of the rare deluxe edition. One of only 30 numbered copies, printed throughout on Japan vellum and signed by the artist. The Caxton series.

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        List of proceedings, &c. : Bombay, 1702-1900 : preserved in the Record Department of the India Office, London

      London : HMSO, Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1902. 1st Edition. Description: v, 166 p. : tabs. ; 32 cm. Subjects: Great Britain --India Office --Archives --Bibliography --Catalogs --Bombay (India) --Politics and government --Sources Near fine copy in gilt-blocked bucjram boards. Near fine copy in half aniline calf over buckram boards with R. G. Duff in gilt block; edges very slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Ex-libris copy with bookplates remaining

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        Cleveland Sends Photographs Of His Family To His Tailor, But Requests That ?We Desire To Continue Their Immunity From Newspaper Publication?

      ALS. 2pg. 4 ½? x 7?. January 14, 1902. Princeton, New Jersey. An autograph letter signed ?Grover Cleveland? as a former President to Mr. C.H. Kavanaugh, the tailor who provided Cleveland with suits during his Presidency. The letter concerns Cleveland?s wife and children, who were the subject of immense popular interest: ?I send by mail to-day the photograph of our children which please present to Mrs. Kavanaugh with my compliments. I also enclose those of Mrs. Cleveland and myself. I have waited until I could obtain what we considered the best in existence and some of them arrived only to-day. The children?s are the most truthful pictures I have ever seen of them or any other children: Ruth born in New York City Oct 3. 1891 Esther the White House Sept 9. 1893 Marion Gray Gables Mass July 7. 1895 Richard F. Princeton N.J. Oct 28. 1897. Mrs. Kavanaugh will be one of half a dozen people who have the children?s pictures; and of course we desire to continue their immunity from newspaper publication.? Cleveland married his wife, Frances, after being a bachelor president for two years. Their eldest daughter Ruth, born between Cleveland?s terms in office, was nicknamed ?Baby Ruth,? and their second daughter Esther was the first (and penultimate) child born in the White House. The letter has a horizontal fold and the original mailing envelope in Cleveland?s hand. It is a fine letter dealing with the personal side of his Presidency. The original photographs are not included.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Zur elektromagnetischen Theorie der Dispersion in isotropen Nichtleitern

      1902 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Offprint from: Sitzungsberichte der königlich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vol. 24, 1902, 25 pp. Original orange printed wrappers (little marginal soiling), internally lightly browned. Presentation copy ("Überreicht vom Verfasser"). <br><br> FIRST EDITION. Rare early offprint and presentation copy by Max Planck..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Just So Stories

      Macmillan, UK 1902 - 1st Edition 1902. A nice, bright book bound up in full leather and gilt work. Page edges in gilt. Fine collection of Kipling's well-known animal stories, including "How the Whale Got his Throat," "The Elephant's Child," and "The Butterfly That Stamped." With author?s illustrations throughout. Book is near fine with bright boards and spine. Contents good with moderate foxing to a number of pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        A Kempis. [Imitation of Christ]

      London:: Arthur L. Humphreys,. 1902.. Hardcover. Very good. One of the best known Christian books on devotion by A Kempis, the 15th century Catholic monk. Small 8vo, 307pp, teg. Riviere vellum art nouveau binding, with floral gilt borders and gilt rules on boards & spine. Covers are dusty and slightly bowed. Internally, end papers toned, o/w very good, bright and clean.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1902. Reprint. Hardcover. Light wear to spine tips; streak of white paint at the very top fore-edge of the front cover. Very Good. Decorated red cloth. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the blank page facing the title page: "To J. J. Campbell/Friend & veteran(?)/With regards/Andrew Carnegie/New York/Jany 1st/1903." Campbell was auditor for the Carnegie Steel Company. Campbell has written in pencil on the title page: "Read with much pleasure and interest in the spring of 1903.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Sea Whispers

      W. W. Jacobs is perhaps best remembered for his macabre tale The Monkey's Paw (published in 1902 in the collection of short stories The Lady of the Barge). However, the majority of his output was humorous in tone. His favourite subjects were marine life: "men who go down to the sea in ships of moderate tonnage" said Punch, reviewing his first collection of stories, Many Cargoes, which achieved great popular success on its publication in 1896. Sea Whispers was one of the last of Jacobs' published works. Here is a near fine copy of the first edition in a very good example of the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. The light blue cloth binding is bright and clean with only trivial wear at extremities. The contents are bright and tight with trivial intermittent spotting. All illustrations are present, though the tipped in plate at p.36 is loose. There is an inked previous owner's inscription on the ffep dated "xmas 1926". The white pictorial dust jacket is unclipped and bright, with only mild soiling. There are chips at the head of the spine to a depth of .25 inch, a few short closed tears, and light wear at the corners. The jacket has been neatly reinforced on the inside edges - invisible from the outside - and is now protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Zur elektromagnetischen Theorie der Dispersion in isotropen Nichtleitern.

      1902 - Offprint from: Sitzungsberichte der königlich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vol. 24, 1902, 25 pp. Original orange printed wrappers (little marginal soiling), internally lightly browned. Presentation copy ("Überreicht vom Verfasser"). FIRST EDITION. Rare early offprint and presentation copy by Max Planck. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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      Paris: Bibliothecque Charpentier, 1902. First Edition. Full Leather. Fine/No Jacket. In French. This book is in Fine condition, except for a rubbed corner and a darkened spine it looks like it was bound yesterday. The interior is pristine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Former owner&#39;s pastedown on endpaper fromDaniel Henry Holmes who wa An example of early 20th century French mystical philosophy, this was Maeterlinck when he had gained some popularity and was hitting his stride, publishing essays in the popular political papers and journals of the day. A beautiful binding from the pre

      [Bookseller: Trouve Books]
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