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        Autograph Letter, Signed, from Charles Ricketts to Laurence Hodson

      (London: N.p., 1902). (1)pp. letter, together with the original envelope postmarked December 20th, 1902. A brief letter from Vale Press founder, illustrator, and designer Charles Ricketts to the private press collector and patron Laurence Hodson, offering greetings for the holiday season. This letter was written after the Wolverhampton Art and Industrial Exhibition of 1902, of which Hodson had been Chairman, and Ricketts reflects on the event: "Shannon & I have hears that the committee have been making pigs of themselves, I need not say how we regret that this should be the case, or add, that the Exhibition is likely to be remembered with pleasure by those to whom art is a pleasure and to whom, it must have seemed inside its inevitable limitations an attempt to do the right thing." Letter is creased from being folded to fit into the envelope, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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 Very lightly rubbed at extremities, faint toning to margins of contents, else fresh and bright. A superb set. First editions, first impressions of "two of the most elegant chess books ever to appear" (Hooper & Whyld 27). Author 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. A beautiful set of these chess classics.

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      - Álbum de photographias com descripções; clichés originaes; copias com phototypia inalterável; monumentos, obras d’arte, costumes, paisagens. Directores- F. Brütt- Cunha Moraes. Emilio Biel & Cª. – Editores. Porto. MDCCCCII – MDCCCCVIII [1902-1908]. 8 volumes. In fólio oblongo (28,5x39 cm). Encadernações do editor com lombadas em pele e gravações decorativas nas pastas. Ilustrado com centenas de fotogravuras. 1ª edição, preferível à segunda edição devido à grande qualidade dos processos foto-tipográficos utilizados. Edição bilingue português e francês. Obra monumental com levantamento fotográfico das principais localidades portuguesas, incluindo monumentos e paisagens etc. etc. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-A-21

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        L'ART DE JOUIR. ou traite pratique des caresses volupteuses. Recettes & formulas sur les aphrodisiaques et philtres d'amour

      Paris: Andre Hal. c.1902. "Narrow 12mo. 181pp. Rebound (without the wrappers) in leather-backed boards, gilt, head- and tail-bands. This copy conforms to Dutel 56, who believes the author to have been Roland Brevannes, also known as 'Pierrot,' 'Dr. Drennus,' &c., &c., a writer of salacious sexology books. At the conclusion of the text is an important 68-page clandestine catalogue, separately paginated, that includes photographs, albums and etchings, 'livres ultra-obscenes' (with and without illustrations), contraceptives, 'creme vaginal,' and much else besides. Having come from the offices of Parliament News, there's an interesting provenenance to this copy, with a pencilled note on the verso of the ffep, ""Please return after having used. Ask Mr. Luros..""" Some wear and bumping to edges of boards, otherwise a very good copy of a rare and fascinating work.

      [Bookseller: Alta-Glamour Inc.]
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        The Complete Writings

      New York and London, G.P. Putnam's Sons for the Knickerbocker Press,, 1902. 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. 10 volumes, large octavo. Contemporary full black morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines gilt, decoration to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece in each volume, tissue-guards printed in red, and title-pages printed in red and black. The faintest hint of browning to page edges, each volume rebacked with the original spines laid down, some light rubbing. A very good set. Author's Manuscript Edition. Limited to 32 numbered sets on Whatman paper of which this is number 28, signed by the publisher, with a page of Whitman's manuscript and a notarized statement dated 19th May 1902 authenticating the manuscript tipped in. This is a handsome ten-volume set of one of the earliest collected editions of Walt Whitman, printed just ten years after the poet's death, and edited by Whitman"s friends and literary executors. Printed at the Knickerbocker Press for G.P Putnam"s Sons, the three volumes of poetry and seven of prose are as notable for their accomplished typography and design as they are for their comprehensiveness and critical apparatus.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Complete Writings [Paumanok Edition], The

      1902. The Paumanok Edition in the Publisher’s Three-Quarter Morocco BindingWHITMAN, Walt. The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman. 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: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1902.The Paumanok Edition. Limited to 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper (of which this is #92), signed by the publisher. Ten large octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 236 x 166 mm). Etched and photogravure frontispieces and plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Publisher’s three-quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spines lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments in a floral design, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine set.Walt Whitman (1819-1892), “American journalist, essayist, and poet whose style of writing in such works as Leaves of Grass (first edition, 1855) revolutionized American literature. Such poems as ‘I Sing the Body Electric’ and ‘Song of Myself’ asserted the beauty of the human body, physical health, and sexuality…in 1856…the second edition of Leaves of Grass appeared. This collection contained revisions of the poems of the first edition and several new ones…All his later volumes of new poems were to be incorporated into successive editions…When his brother was wounded at Fredericksburg, Whitman went there in 1862 to care for him. For the rest of the Civil War he spent much time…caring for both Union and Confederate soldiers. In May 1865 Drum-Taps showed Whitman’s readers a new kind of poetry, ranging from his early oratorical excitement to his later awareness of the horrors of the war. The Sequel to Drum-Taps, published in the autumn of 1865, contained his great elegy on Lincoln, ‘When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d’” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).Myerson B4.

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      Houghton Mifflin Co. Good+. 1902. Hardcover. Complete 24 volume set (12 Historical Writings and 12 Miscellaneous Writings) . Red three quarter moroccan leather with red and beige marbled boards. Wear to the extremities. Very attractive spines with 5 raised bands and gilt decoration. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Boards have all been re-attached with white binder's tape on the interior of the boards. Frontispieces protected by tissue. Gilt top edges in very good condition. Untrimmed fore edges. Pages clean and appear unread. An attractive set. Provenance: This is from the estate of the renowned Doris Duke, an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. This is part of a very large collection of antiquarian leather bound books we recently purchased from her estate. Documentation will be provided. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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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.

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        La Houille Blanche. vols. 1-21, 23-31

      Grenoble, etc., 1902-1932 passim. volumes 1-21, 23-31, large thick quartos, well illustrated, ex library, some bindings may require repair or replacement, textually good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Writings of Walt Whitman, 10 volumes (Leaves of Grass, 3 volumes; The Complete Prose Works, 7 volumes), limited edition, 500 copies - Collected Works

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1902 - Number 445 / 500 copies, 10 volumes complete, large 8vo, bound in vellum- gilt backed slate blue paper-covered boards with vellum corner tips. Generally very good, spines darkened and dull, slight soil and occasional spottiness to covers, some corners a bit bumped, contents very good and bright, bookplates on pastedowns, slight soil to endpapers, the 5th volume of the Prose Works has minor dampstain tidemark to bottom margin to some of the pages, not too intrusive. In all, a handsome set with some darkening to spines and mild occasional grubbiness. Neatly protected with new mylar dust jackets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Virginian

      United States: MacMillan & Co, 1902. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by the Author. Same dates to the title and copyright pages as required. No jacket. Heavy toning to the text block edges, gently read. Wear and fraying to the spine crown and heel. Cloth boards showing bumping to the extremities, some overall toning and soiling. Presents well inside custom made archival mylar cover. Uncommon signed copy.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        The Works of Anthony Hope

      New York; D.Appleton and Company. 1902, 1902. Author's Edition. 15 volumes. Octavo. With photogravure illustrations. Finely bound in original half red morocco, gilt. Limited edition, numbered 21 of 1000 copies only. Excellent condition throughout. A superb set. Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope was a novelist and playwright best remembered today for his swashbuckling adventure novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894), the prequel 'The Heart of Princess Osra' (a collection of short stories) (1896), and it's sequel 'Rupert of Hentzau' (1898). These popular, escapist romps from a chivalrous age were all set in the contemporaneous fictional kingdom of Ruritania. Provenance; Skinner Fine Books and Manuscripts 2386.

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        Das Deutsche Corpsleben

      Stuttgart: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft. 1902. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1902. Folio, 15.5 x 11.25 inches (39 x 28.5 cm). xxiv p., 60 plates, printed double-sided in black and white on thick, glossy stock. Collated, complete. With folio-sized booklet also illustrated with Allers' renowned natural portraits of young men during their coming-of-age and through their rise into public status. His last published work, released in 1902, the same year Allers was legally accused of homosexuality and pederasty. Allers fled Germany before legal proceedings, and the eventual sentence of 4.5 years imprisonment, pronounced in absentia. According to Tito Fiorani (Le dimore del mito, La Conchiglia, Capri 1996, pp. 23 e 24), "Allers had distinctly homosexual tendencies, and liked to surround himself with boys, whom he often used as models". This is a very good copy, rebacked in matching pale blue cloth, with original boards. Gilt embossed titles and portrait mounted on the cover. With light rubbing wear/fading to extremeties. Booklet with a crease to lower left corner. With decorative flaps encasing the leaves and booklet. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN KEATS. Given From His Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources and Collated With Many Manuscripts. Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1902. An early and illustrated edition of the Forman edited Keats. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Keats, with facsimile autograph, six other portraits and 10 other illustrations all on plates. 8vo, in a handsomely presented and fine binding by Macmillan and Bowes of three-quarter crushed morocco over delicately marbled tan paper covered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and with thick raised bands beautifully gilt decorated. Gilt ruling on the covers, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. xxxi, 597 pp. A fine copy in every way, internally pristine and the binding in excellent condition. A VERY HANDSOME AND FINELY BOUND COPY of Buxton Forman’s highly important collection of Keats. The ten illustrations are lovely pre-Raphaelite plates and the seven portraits nicely round out the volume. A very pretty book, well suited to the content. A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THIS FINE BOOK. Buxton Forman’s highly important collection of Keats. With his scholarly notes and appendices. ‘In this reissue of Keats's Writings no change has been made in the general arrangement, and only two words have been altered in the text of the poems...’ “The whole of Keats’s known works in verse are included in this volume; and the foot-notes contain a large selection of variorum readings. Sixteen lines of THE EVE OF ST. MARK, found by the Editor in a Keats scrap-book lent to him by Mr. Frank Sabin, and given in the Introduction, have not been printed in any other edition.” A definitive scholarly edition with annotations. Includes a chronology of Keats’ life and short biographical description of all the correspondents. To Harry Buxton Forman in the first place, and then to Sir Sidney colvin, is due also the credit of gathering and arranging the mass of Keats’ correspondence. Their collection was based on the latest published work of Forman, supplemented by the fruits of his subsequent research, as well as from other sources. He was the most renown of all Keats scholars.

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        The Photographic Art Journal

      Leicester - Edward Shardlow, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and beautiful copy, of this Edwardian periodical on photographic art. With numerous illustrations throughout the text, and forty-nine photographic plates, one of which is a tipped original photograph of Fleaur de Reve, by M. Bergon. Volume two, of the original two volumes. Issues include March 15th number 13, April 15th number 14. June 15th number 16, and September 15th, number 19. The Photographic Journal played an important part in spreading the knowledge of photography amongst the early photographers from the 1850s onwards. Notices of Photographic Society Meetings, new discoveries, and papers read at Society Meetings were all reported in the journals. Edited by Harry Quilter and Fred C. Shardlow. Featuring work from A. Horsley Hinton, Clarence H. White, and James Gale. Condition: In original half calf binding with cloth covered boards, and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound, with light rubbing, and minor wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean, aside from the odd handling mark. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Pa Cats, Ma Cats and their Kittens

      London - Paris - New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., [1902]. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Louis Wain. Fabulous large format original Louis Wain fairy book containing 11 full page colour illustrations, one of which is a double page [see photo] and black and white line illustrations on all of the other pages. Not a story book as such, more a selection of humorous poems and ditties to describe the illustrations. Paper covered illustrated boards [front and rear] over red cloth backstrip. 335x250 mm. 36pp. Corners / edges worn. Scuffing / scratching to boards, chipping to paper overlay at board edges, remnants of handwriting to top of upper board. The paper is lifting from the bottom quarter of the lower board. Professionally rebound, retaining the original backstrip and end papers and with the gutta percha reset. Poor quality early wood pulp paper which is now tanned and heavily chipped page edges. The quality and brilliance of the large colour illustrations is quite superb in this hard to find and quite rare Louis Wain edition.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        The History of the Ingenious Don Quixote of La Mancha

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1902. Four volumes complete - Volume One - xlii, 446pp; Volume Two - viii, [4], 484pp; Volume Three - x, [2], 512pp and Volume Four - ix, [3], 508pp. Half morocco and marbled paper over boards, smooth spines, divided into three unequal single fillet frames, the first with author, title and volume, the second enclosing an inner panel with flower and leaf corner pieces and the third with the date, all in gilt, t.e.g. marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, marbled paper covering boards slightly rubbed in places. Internally some light foxing to fore edge of text block, occasionally coming on to margins and very occasionally to text, but generally quite bright and clean. One set of illustrations in volume three lightly water stained, otherwise clean. Volume one has nine illustrations, volume two has ten, volume three has nine and volume four has nine (as called for). Edition de luxe, with each of the plates in three states, limited to one hundred and thirty copies, this being copy one hundred and seventeen. A handsome edition. First Thus. Half Morocco and Boards. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued?). Illus. by Lalauze, Ad.. 4to. Limited De Luxe Edition.

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        The Art and Craft of Printing: A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press, Together With a Short Description of the Press by S.C. Cockerell, and an Annotated List of the Books Printed Thereat

      Elston Press, New Rochelle, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Original 1/4 beige cloth over paper boards. Toning to spine, darkening and mild soiling to boards. Worn at the corners. Mild browning to page edges, otherwise fine and bright internally. One of 210. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Books on Books; Inventory No: 042773. .

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to spine and upper board gilt, hound design to upper board in black. Illustrated frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Edges of spine lightly rubbed, owner's name to front free endpaper, top edge a little dusty, all edges lightly foxed, a bright and attractive copy. First edition, first impression.

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        NOVISSIMA albo d'arte e lettere - 1902 - direttore EDOARDO DE FONSECA (suo l'ambizioso motto GENIALITA' CI ACCOMPAGNI...) La bella copertina presenta un disegno a colori di ANTONIO RIZZI, Roma, Novissima, 1902

      27,5 X 22,5, elegante quaderno oblungo , buone condizioni, pagine non numerate ma sono 104 ed ancora 10 tavole di raffinata pubblicità . Questa straordnaria rivista è una alta espressione del liberty italiano, con tantissime immagini ed illustrazioni ( litografie, acqueforti, incisioni varie, fototipie ecc. spesso protette da veline editoriali) In questo SECONDO NUMERO (ne usci'uno per ogni anno) , scritti e contributi di EDMONDO DE AMICIS, GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO, ENRICO PANZACCHI, CORRADO RICCI, JACK LAS BOLINA, LUIGI CAPUANA, GUGLIELMO ANASTASI, ETTORE MOSCHINO e tanti altri. Notevoli le illustrazioni spesso a colori anche in splendide tavole fuori testo dei grandi artisti ALEARDO TERZI., PLINIO NOMELLINI,, PIETRO FRAGIACOMO, GIORGIO BELLONI, ANTONIO RIZZI, L. CAVALERI, GIORGIO KIENERK, RICCARDO GALLI, BRUNELLI, PAOLETTI, CESARE LAURENTI, F.ANDREOTTI, ARTURO NOCI, GIACOMO GROSSO, e tanti altri.

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        The Novels of Samuel Richardson

      sp; - London - Chapman & Hall20vol.; 7 by 4.5; I: (xlvii)357pp., II: (xiv)386pp., III: (xvi)384pp., IV: (xviii)379pp., V: (xx)331pp., VI: (xiii)338pp., VII:(xiii)335pp., VIII: (xv)342pp., IX: (xi)341pp., X: (xiii)343pp., XI: (xvi)348pp., XII: (xv)338pp., XIII: (xiv)330pp., XIV: (xi)341pp., XV: (x)368pp., XVI: (xii)349pp., XVII: (xiv)354pp., XVIII: (xvi)354pp., XIX: (xiii)360pp., XXL (xv)331pp. 1902 - Acomplete Edwardian set of Richardson's epistolary novels. Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) was an immensely popular writer in Georgian England. Having last his first wife and all five their children early in life, he remarried and sired a string of daughters. When he had fathered no sons to whom he mightpass itby the age of 51, he began to wind up his printing press in the well-known Salisbury Court. It was only at this juncture that he found the time to publish his work, despite having been known as a man of good prose - particularly letters - amongst his friends and relations since childhood. His first novel, Pamela, was an overnight success. In keeping with his talents, it takes the form of purported letters and correspondence; as do the other two works comprising this set. Richardson's success brought with it reward; and he was able to move his family to a large house in Fulham and began to enjoy a stratified social position. He corresponded with Samuel Johnson (whose debts he once gregariously paid off) and Sarah Fielding, and was made Master of the Worshipful Company of Stationers. His second great novel, Pamela, was published in full by 1748 and is widely regarded as his masterpiece. The public referred to the titular heroine as 'darling Pamela' and the work was immediately translated into French for sale on the continent. Richardson'snext opus was Sir Charles Grandison, published in 1753,which would mark the winding down of his career as a novellist. For the next eight years, he enjoyed a socially and intellectually rewarding life, before passing away in 1761. Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison, collatedwith justone missing plate to volume 3 of the set (vol. III of Clarissa). Condition: Bound in amateur half-calf. Excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Lovely red colour (with matching marbled boards) and contrasting labels. Internally, very firmly bound. Bright, clean plates. Generally clean text with just some spots affecting the first and last few pages as usual. Ink inscription of 'S McD' to preliminaries - possibly Edwardian. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zoologische Ergebnisse der Russischen Expeditionen nach Spitzbergen. Mollusca und Brachiopoda I-IV.

      4 volumes bound in 1. Buchdruckerei der Käiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaft, St. Petersburg 1902-03. 8vo. 124 pages + 2 foldable plates + 105 pages + 3 foldable plates + 10 pages. Bound in an imitated leather binding with gilted title on the spine

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        Forest, Lake and River: the Fishes of New England & Eastern Canada

      Boston: Printed For Subscribers. Good; Top of spine on first volume worn with a quarter inch hole . in front hinge, the second volume lacks the top quarter inch and . has a damp stain across bottom third of front board and quickly becomes . lower margin only, both volumes lack most of paper spine label, as . usual there is scattered foxing. **The scan shows the stained volume.. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; Two volumes, reversed calf with colored fly impressed in upper corner of front board with a circular devise in lower corner, handmade paper, xxvii, 313, xi, 368p., proflusely illustrated with color plates, photgravures, plates. **On of 350 sets. Volume one is not numbered. Volume two is number 25. .

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        The Novels

      Boston, Jefferson Press,, 1902. 20 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in full burgundy morocco, one blue and one black label, gilt titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, gilt decorative border to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Photogravure frontispiece printed on Japanese vellum. A beautifully bound set in fine condition.

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

      John Grant. Edinburgh.,1902. FOUR VOLUMES. Large 8vo. (9.1 x 6.1 inches). Illustrated with 37 fine engraved plates by Lalauze, including his portrait of Cervantes. A fine clean set in fine leather bindings by Bayntun of Bath. Early twentieth century half tan calf. Raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Mid brown and honey coloured morocco labels, ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Brown cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A lovely, fine set of this well illustrated edition.:

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        Le Mobilier Royal Francois Aux XVIIe Et XVIIIe Siecles Two Volumes in ten parts

      Paris: Goupil, 1902. First edition. leather_bound. Orig. brown morocco covered board portfolios lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, unbound as issued with fascicles laid-in. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. VII page Introduction, 52 pages in text. Folio, 46 x 34 cm. Limited edition, copy 93 of 200; 150 gravure plates, many with partial to full hand-coloring, complete in 10 parts [issues]. This sumptuous fin-de-siecle publication on the best of French decorative art presents -- furniture, paintings, bronzes, sculptures, woodwork, et al -- with precision and infinite care, particularly in the hand coloring. Heliogravure, an intaglio process of wide tonal range provides a rich palette of blacks and shades of gray has all but disappeared in the last 50 years, mostly attributable to its costly and time consuming technique. Issues are original mauve patterned paper wrappers printed on thick, handmade deckle-edge wove paper with loose unlettered tissue guards. Publisher's "Avis" printed slip laid-in, describing the arrangement of the plates. Slight rubbing to portfolio extremities, but solid and strong, lacking original silk ties. Wrappers chipped at extremities, partial fading to a few, minor foxing to a number of plate mounts, and almost all tissue guards, plates mostly clean, a few with minor toning. Overall, more than presentable.

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

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

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        The Life of a Bold AB on his Ship in the Rolling C. Dean's Rag Book

      London Dean & Son Ltd [1902]. G : in Good condition. Faded. Front cover marked Second Edition Hessian cloth cover [26pp] :: 340mm x 200mm (13" x 8") :: One of the earliest of Dean's Rag Books

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        Double Barrelled Detective Story, A

      1902. first edition. Elementary, Mr. TwainTWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens). A Double Barrelled Detective Story. New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1902. First edition, in variant maroon cloth binding as called for in BAL but with pictorial rather than unprinted white endpapers; thus unrecorded. Octavo [2, blank], [4], 179, [5, blank] pp. on wove paper. Seven plates including frontispiece with tissue guard. Endpapers in mixed A and B state, with no priority.Publisher's original cloth, front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt,spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A few light tape ghosts, owner's stamp, and bookseller's ticket to endpapers. Prior owner's neat signature dated December 1902. Small stain to upper cover. The mildest sunning to spine. Else a tight, bright, fine copy. Chemised in a quarter green morocco slipcase.Twain's classic mockery of detective fiction and sharp parody of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. "In this tale, Sherlock Holmes appears as an arrogant but incompetent idiot whose cousin, Fretlock Jones, explains that the only way Holmes ever solves a crime is to arrange it in advance…It is an outrageous send-up of the more extravagant devices fo detective fiction…Twain found a way to burlesque a genre that he found self-parodying by using his chaotic sense of humor to challenge the limits of parody itself" (The Oxford Companion to Mark Twain, p. 162).The copy of Lord Guernsey, with his bookplate.BAL 3471.

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        English Botany or Coloured Figures of British Plants By J. Sowerby, F.L.S., J.E. Sowerby, and Others Edited By John T. Boswell Syme Complete in 13 Volumes with Supplement

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1902. 12 Volumes + 1 Volume Supplement; of this British botanical reference; each volume with an Index to Latin Names, Index to English Names; followed by a plate section: hand colored; each plate with several figures delineating leaves, root systems, stems, blossoms, seeds, of plants; collation: Vol. I. viii + 235 pages + plates 1-161 including one double-page; Vol. II. 246 pages + plates numbered 162-322 including one double-page (with plates 174, 243, 250, 270 bis [indicating an additional plate depicting a different part of this plant]); Vol. III. 273 pages + plates numbered 323 - 490 (473 bis, 474 Rosa Canina bound in the place of 467, the Micranthum plate, which is lacking; Rosa Canina repeated at its appropriate place); Vol. IV. 265 pages + 1 leaf errata + plates 491 - 679, two double-page, (635, 648, 649, 662 bis); Vol. V. 219 pages + plates 680 - 860, four double-page, (692, 704 bis); Vol. VI. 213 pages + plates 861-1018 (908, 910 bis); Vol. VII. 194 pages + plates 1019-1177 (1125 bis); Vol. VIII 296 pgs. + 1 errata + plates 1178-1384, four double-page, (1354 bis); Vol. IX. 239 pages + plates 1385-1545, three double-page; Vol. X. 183 pages + plates 1546-1685; Vol. XI. 216 pages + 1 errata + plates 1686-1824; Vol. XII. 332 pages + plates 1825 -1922 (1826 bis); Vol. XIII (Supplement) edited by N.E. Brown of the Royal Herbarium, Kew: viii + 1 errata + viii Additions & Corrections + 213 pages + 14 plates, 2 of which are uncolored; the plates in the Supplement are of various numbers and relate to corrections or additions to the original group of plates; total number of plates 1952; with the bookplate of Maurice Francis Yorke on the front endpaper of each volume; publisher's notation on copyright page gives the dates of the original edition of 1790-1820, through the second, third 1872-1893 and this Special Re-Issue, Roxburgh, 1902, all volumes with the 1902 date; Approximate size of volumes 10" x 7"; uniformly bound in flat-backed 1/4 red leather with red cloth-covered boards, gilt ruled, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; plates and text mostly very good, clean and fresh, with good margins, with occasional light spotting or foxing to the plates; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to binding; top of Vol. XII spine chipped; overall, in good plus condition.. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. Six Volumes. Autograph Variorum Edition. Signed Original Frontispiece. Finely bound by Whitman Bennett, NY

      New York:: George D. Sproul,, 1902. Near Fine. SIX VOLUMES. Complete Set. Autograph Variorum Edition. Frontispiece and plates (from the original illustrations) with descriptive tissue guards. Frontispiece in Volumes I, III and V on India paper mounted, SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, HARRY FURNISS. Six Near Fine volumes bound by Whitman Bennett, NY in three-quarter burgundy leather and marbled boards, gilt ruled and spine divided into six compartments with "CD" cipher in the third. Gilt lettering and design spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Mild cover edge wear, owner name ffep each volume. Sm. 4tos. xxxii, 123 pp., pp. 125-338, xix, 185 pp., pp. 187-381, xvi, 141 pp., pp. 143-395 pp.

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      [New York]. 30 November 1902.. Etched copperplate (133 x 76 mm), with recessed panel (24 x 70 mm) containing ink manuscript note, signed. Mounting holes at upper corners. Copper face a bit oxidized and smudged, some discoloration to the manuscript label, bit of paper label residue affixed to verso. A good example, preserved now in an elaborate half morocco folding case with insert. One of the uncommon examples of this etched copperplate, prepared for distribution to each of the fifty guests at the party celebrating Clemens's 67th birthday, held at the Metropolitan Club in November 1902. The plate features an etched self-portrait of Clemens with an etched caption: "Done by Truly Yours Mark Twain. N.B. I cannot make a good mouth, therefore leave it out. There is enough without it anyway. Done with the best ink. M.T." The manuscript caption slip, in ink, designates this copy thus: "To Col. B.M. Harvey. 'Strike, but hear me!' Mark Twain." The recipient, Colonel George Brinton McClellan Harvey (1864 - 1928) was an electric railway tycoon, and with the proceeds of his undertaking purchased THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, serving as editor of the first, and eventually as president of Harper & Company until 1915. In such capacities, he was frequently Clemens's publisher. There is another example of this token in the Archives of American Art, designated for John W. Alexander, and bearing a different signed inscription on the inset label. It is ribbon- tied into a folded leather wallet, with the recipient's name stamped in gilt on the upper panel - that wallet is not present here though the punch holes at the top imply that this example originally was enclosed thus.

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      1902. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1902. 16 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped dark blue cloth. First English Edition, published nine days after the two-volume New York one. This is the memorably tragic tale of Millie Theale, an American girl caught up in the social circles of London and Venice. One of Henry James's better-known works, it was the basis for the 1997 Oscar-nominated film starring Helena Bonham Carter.~This copy does have the 16 pages of ads found in some but not all copies. It is a bright, near-fine copy (no external wear other than a few very faint marks on the rear cover); there's a faint damp-mark at the very bottom of the last few (ad) leaves, but the endpapers are intact and the only foxing is minor, on the edges of some leaves. Supino 56.4.0; Edel & Laurence A56b.

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        The Fifth String (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Bowen-Merrill, 1902. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Sousa and dated 1908 on the third blank. Signed binding by J. Alden Piersen as issued, with gilt design and titles exceptionally bright and clean. A superb copy, and an uncommon early inscription.& & Fine and unread lacking dust jacket.

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        Ur Strömstads historia.

      - Strömstad, L. A. Larssons Boktryckeri, 1902. 8:o. 679,(1) s. Samtida klotband, blekt rygg, något fläckad. Bakre pärm med vertikalt stukveck. Dedikation på titelblad. "Olga Biberg Minne af författaren Ant. Söderbom 1902". Exlibris Sten Lundquist. 18,5 x 12 cm.*Boken trycktes i 50 exemplar. Författaren gav bort samtliga böcker med dedikation till prominenta personer i Strömstad.[#80430]

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        Poems of The Past and Present

      London: Harper & Brothers, (1902). First edition. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. 260pp. + ads. Publisher's green ribbed cloth, gilt titles and device on the upper board. Top edge gilt. There is a very tiny closed tear at the top of the spine and the beginnings of a split between pages 159 and 160. Very minor bumping to corners, but an unusually fine, bright copy. Ex-Doheny, with the oval leather 'Ex libris Estelle Doheny' bookplate on the front paste down (and has offset, as usual, to the opposite page (the front free endpaper.) Webb, Bibliography of Thomas Hardy, pp. 35-36. This title was issued in two bindings, as Webb notes: dark green ribbed cloth, T.E.G; and white buckram with gilt edges. "The difference is one of size," he writes, "the cloth being about quarter-of-an-inch taller than the buckram.

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        The Complete Writings. Including a biography of Whitman by his literary executors. Introduction by Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, & Horace L. Traubel. With additional bibliographical and critical material prepared by Oscar Lovell Triggs, Ph.D

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. 10 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces in two states, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEAF in vol. I together with a hand-engrossed certification leaf signed by Jeanette Gilder. Original publisher's receipt (for $500) laid-in. Full dark-green levant, covers with an overall floral design in gilt surrounding a central lozenge onlaid in red, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, red moire silk endsheets, t.e.g., at The Knickerbocker Press. The Author's Manuscript Edition, number 20 of 32 copies: with a original manuscript leaf in Whitman's hand comprising a portion of Leaves of Grass. A choice copy of the Authors Manuscript Edition with an autograph draft leaf from chapter 153 (Hours of the Soul) of Specimen Days, presenting the entire East subsection, beginning, What a subject for a poem! Indeed, where else a more pregnant, more splendid one? Where one more idealistic-real, more subtle, more sensuous-delicate? The manuscript incorporates three line from The Errand Bearers, a poem that was later retitled A Broadway Pageant and included in the 1871 edition of Leaves of Grass. The manuscript has a number of strike-throughs and emendations, some in purple ink, and a note that the three-line quote from The Errand Bearers should be set in smaller type. Any portion of Leaves of Grass in Whitman's hand is desirable. Myerson B4; BAL 21454A

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      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1902 Conrad, Joseph. YOUTH. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1902. Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories. First Edition, First Issue. 8vo., pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-375 [376: blank] + the earliest 32-page publisher's catalogue dated October 1902 inserted at rear. Original publisher's turquoise cloth stamped in black on the upper cover & spine, with gilt titles to the spine. A lovely copy in near fine condition, a touch of spotting to the fore-edge, contents clean & free of blemish, gilt titles bright. Contains the first book form appearance of Conrad's masterpiece, HEART OF DARKNESS - "But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself and, by heavens I tell you, it had gone mad." - "one of the most powerful short novels in the English language" [Farrow, 14]. "A vast body of critical commentary has mined the dense richness and consciously paradoxical quality of this seminal modernist work, with its modern version of a Dantean journey into the Inferno, its Faustian figure of Kurtz provoking ambivalently fascinated horror The influence of Heart of Darkness can be traced in writers as diverse as T.S. Eliot, Andre Gide, H. G. Wells, [Chinua] Achebe, William Golding, Graham Greene, V. S. Naipaul, and George Steiner, while Francis Coppola's film Apocalypse Now taps some of its rich imaginative possibilities by transposing it to the Vietnam War" [Stringer, 292] - "Conrad's masterpiece. a novella that has inspired more critical commentary than any modern horror tale, with the possible exception of James's 'The Turn of the Screw.'" - Sullivan (ed.), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 91-2. Wise 10. Cagle A7. An excellent example. The most famous adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 movie Apocalypse Now, which transposes the context of the narrative from the Congo into Vietnam and Cambodia during the Vietnam War.[8] The production documentary of the film was titled, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. "He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision - he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath -"The horror! The horror!" - [Kurtz's dying words], Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. Custom dark blue embossed slipcase in fine condition.. 1st Edition.

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        Youth (includes Heart of Darkness)

      London and Edinburgh: Willliam Blackwood and Sons. 1902, 1902. FIRST EDITION, first issue (with earliest ads dated 10/02) Publisher's light green cloth decoratively blocked in gilt and black. Internally clean and fresh. Ink ownership to front pastedown and flyleaf. Cloth a little bumped and toned to spine with a tiny nick to the head of the spine. A very good, handsome example of the author's acclaimed short story collection, including the classic dark tale 'Heart of Darkness'.

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      UK: William Blackwood. London, William Blackwood, 1902. Hardback in original green boards. First issue with catalogue dated 10/02. Very good condition, 20 mm split to the top of the spine and a small nick, darkening to spine with some chipping to the lower edge. Front board is rubbed and has a large area of wear. Very light foxing here and there and a Wilton Literary and Scientific blindstamp. A Nice copy. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1902.

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      Boston: Merrymount Press, 1902. Minor warping to vellum, else about fine. Rare. Limited to 25 copies on Japan vellum, this no. 15. With a signed slip in an envelope signed by Dole: "This Copy is Number Fifteen Nathan Haskell Dole". There were 150 copies on paper). [x], 69p. Edited by Nathan Haskell Dole. Bound in red dyed yapp vellum with ribbon ties, the supper cover titled in gilt Smith 136; Potter 579.

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        The masque of the Edwards of England : a coronation pageant / by C.R. Ashbee & Edith Harwood

      London : Edward Arnold, 1902. 1st Edition. Description: 45, [3] p : incl. col. illus., col. plates ; 29 x 41 cm. Subjects: English drama - Masques and mystery plays - Works. From the colophon: 'Written by C.R.Ashbee as a pageant for the time of the crowning of the king [Edward VII], and the Press of the Guild of Handicraft at Essex House. The drawings...are by Edith part ...touched by hand'. Good copy in the original title-printed raw linen over boards. Some wear to spine, with panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Some stainging also evident to boards. Tissue guards to plates. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Limited edition: No. 172/300.

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        THE WORKS

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1902. The "Cambridge Edition.. Hardcover. The Standard Text of Shakespeare, inNine Volumes of Attractive Zaehnsdorf Morocco. 235 x 159 mm (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). Nine volumes. Edited by William Aldis Wright. The "Cambridge Edition.". Very appealing olive brown half morocco over green linen by Zaehnsdorf (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spines gilt in double-ruled compartments with dotted inner frame and floral cornerpieces as well as large central ornament formed by two crossed swords, a crown, and a garland, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. Jaggard, p. 699 (1897 ed.). Spines uniformly sunned to a very pleasing honey brown, first volume with shallow chipping at top of spine and with one band a little abraded, otherwise only trivial defects, the bindings in all other ways showing only very minor signs of use, and the text quite clean and fresh. First published in 1863-66, and with revised editions issued in 1867 and 1891, the acclaimed Cambridge edition of Shakespeare is generally acknowledged as the standard text of England's greatest dramatist. According to DNB, editor William Aldis Wright (1831-1914) "was the first editor to give due attention to the Elizabethan usage of words, and the value of this series has been acknowledged by many later editors. It was in his nature to be silent about poetic beauty and dramatic genius; but learning, accuracy, and common sense combined to make him one of Britain's greatest Shakespearean scholars." Our set has the added attraction of pretty bindings by Zaehnsdorf that reflect the firm's usual high quality materials and workmanship.

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        Don Quixote de La Mancha

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1902. Translated from the Spanish by P. A. Motteux. 4 volumes, large octavo (227 × 145 mm). Contemporary tan half calf by Bayntun, spines gilt in compartments, tan morocco labels and cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece in each volume and 33 plates by Adolphe Laluze. An excellent set. A very handsomely bound and illustrated set of Don Quixote. P. A. Motteux (1663–1718) was a translator, dramatist, and editor of The Gentleman's Journal. His greatest successes were his translation of Rabelais and this edition of Don Quixote, which was "widely admired throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for its descriptive lucidity and playful wit" (ODNB).

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        The Novels:

      924 - London -Macmillan and Co., 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very attractive set of the novels of Jane Austen, featuring her best known works and beautifully illustrated throughout by Hugh Thomson. Includes Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey/Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey/Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibilityfrom 1902,Pride and Prejudice from 1924. All are uniformly bound. Including five frontipieces with tissueguards. Condition: Rebacked in red crushed morocco bindings. Externally, very smart with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd spot to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        A Short History of the English People

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive history of England from historian John Richard Green. Illustrated edition, edited by Mrs J. R. Green and Miss Kate Norgate. With thirty-one plates (collated complete), many of which are coloured and including two folding plates. After suffering from failing health he abandoned these projects and instead concentrated his energies on the preparation of his A Short History of the English People, which appeared in 1874, and at once gave him an assured place in the first rank of historical writers. In Relfe bindings (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpapers). Complete in four volumes. Condition: In armorial calf bindings. Externally very smart, with just a few patches of light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd patch of foxing. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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      Late January or early February, 1902. Hardcover. A Substantial Unpublished Signed ManuscriptManifesting Twain's Fury at Being Exploited. 229 x 146 mm (9 x 5 3/4"). 9 leaves, written on plain, high-quality stationery; main body of text on recto, with emendations on verso of four leaves. Five short splits at the end of folds, a couple of small closed tears to head of second leaf, one faint ink smudge, otherwise AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE, quite legible and generally very well preserved. This intriguing unpublished manuscript sets forth Clemens' fury at the use of his name for promoting what he considered to be a literary lottery by a self-serving publisher. It was originally written as an article to be submitted to the "North American Review," a journal owned by Harper's, the publisher with which Clemens had a sole contract. This is obviously a draft, with whole passages marked out and rewritten on the verso of the sheets, and with many corrections in the text. Clemens sent it to Clara Spaulding Stanchfield (1849-1935), a childhood friend of his wife Livy and a close friend of the couple all their lives: a note at the top of the first page says, "Dear Clara : This is the N[orth] A[merican] Review article which I suppressed. It contains the legal points (or the absence of them.) SLC." The title "The Game as Played Up North" refers to a Boston publisher (Small, Maynard & Company, though unnamed in this manuscript) that advertised in the 2 December 1901 edition of "Life" magazine a work called "The House Party," purporting to be "an account of the stories that were told at a gathering of famous American authors, the story-tellers being introduced by Paul Leicester Ford, the literary host of the occasion." The publisher claimed that 25 popular American writers, Mark Twain among them, had been invited to submit a short story and a dozen of them had agreed. The stories would be published in "House Party" without attribution, and readers were challenged to identify which of the 25 possible authors had written which story. The person who correctly identified all 12 authors was to receive a $1,000 prize--no small sum at that time. In order to participate, it was necessary to submit one's guesses on a special form bound into the "House Party" volume--thus requiring a purchase by participants. Clemens objected in the first place that this constituted an illegal lottery, in which players were required to put down a good sum of money for the very slim chance of winning a prize. This moralistic rant soon gives way, however, to what is really bothering him: the use of his name, without his permission, to sell books. Would it be legal or ethical, he asks, to list financiers like Morgan, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, or Astor as possible members of a company's board of directors in order to sell that company's stock? He lists the other 24 writers named in the advertisement and announces that he has contacted 16 of them: on 9 and 10 January 1902 Clemens sent at least 12 of the authors what he described as a "manifolded letter to the 25" asking each of them two questions: were you "invited to contribute?" and "did you contribute?" These letters were typewritten, with blanks to fill in the author's name and the answers to his questions. (The letters, which Clemens had requested be returned to him with the answers, are in the Mark Twain Papers at the University of California at Berkeley.) The 13 whose names had been used without their consent were, like Clemens, indignant. Even the contributors were resentful to have been made a part of the publisher's lottery scheme, which they knew nothing about in advance. Clemens signs the manuscript three times, as "Mark Twain" at the end of the text (with three lines drawn through the signature); again as "Mark Twain" in a postscript in which he declines to name the Boston publisher, as he does not wish to give the firm's objectionable project any additional publicity; and once as "SLC" in his prefatory note to Clara. Although the manuscript is not dated, it was no doubt written in late January or early February 1902, after Clemens received responses from his fellow writers. The other authors listed by Twain in this manuscript include (with dates provided by us): Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907), John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), G[eorge]. W[ashington]. Cable (1844-1925), Winston Churchill (American novelist) (1871-1947), F[rancis]. Marion Crawford (1854-1909), Margaret Deland (1857-1945), Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902), John Fox, Jr. (1862-1919), Hamlin Garland (1860-1940), Robert Grant (1852-1940), Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908), Mrs. Burton [Constance Cary] Harrison (1843-1920), William Dean Howells (1837-1920), Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922), Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943), Bertha Runkle (1879-1958), Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915), Frank Stockton (1834-1902), Ruth McEnery Stuart (1852-1917), Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), [Alice French] "Octave Thanet" (1850-1934), Mary E. Wilkins [Freeman] (1852-1930), and Owen Wister (1860-1938). We are very grateful for the assistance and information provided by Dr. Robert Hirst, Curator of the Mark Twain Papers at the University of California, Berkeley, in describing this item.

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        The River War

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1902. Red cloth with gilt lettering and gilt mosque and gilt riverboat to spine and front panel. The is the second edition and the first one volume edition which has been abridged and revised. The maps have been kept but the photographs have been eliminated. Considerable sections of the text have been revised. Somewhat rare as the print run was only 1000 copies. Cloth on the spine has been restored and the endpapers renewed o/w a very good copy. . 2nd Edition Revised. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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