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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories

      G : in good condition without dust jacket. Head and tail rubbed, spine faded. Light spotting to prelims and occasionally elsewhere. Book-plate on paste-down and a signature in pencil on fep. Contents firm First Edition, first state Green hardback cloth cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 375pp, 32pp adverts. First state with publisher's list on page 32 dated 10/02.

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        The Hound of The Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes Ltd. 1902 - Classic mystery. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.[viii]; 359; [1] blank; [4], advertisements. Illustrated with sixteen black and white plates by Sydney Paget. Publisher's pictorial red cloth blocked in black and gilt. A lightly used copy with a nicely rounded spine and clean boards; there is some minor spotting to endleaves and a small, discreet ink ownership to pastedown. A superior copy of this famous detective novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 autograph letters signed.

      [Farnham and London], 1901 and 1902. - 8vo. Altogether (1+1 =) 2 pp. on 2 ff. To John Henderson, Secretary of the National Liberal Club: "Foiled again! I am down here but his is no excuse for not answering sooner [.]" (Black Lake Cottage, Farnham, May 17, 1901). - The letter from London, December 15, 1902, announcing a cheque for subscription of the Omar Khayyam Club.

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        Nonsense, Nonsense!

      Stokes, New York 1902 - 4to (8 1/2 x 10 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light edge and corner rubbing, else near fine. Printed on one side of the paper, each page of text in limerick verse faces a full page color illustration by Robinson. Nearly 30 rich and stunning full page stylized color illustrations plus numerous smaller color illustrations and pictorial endpapers. Probably the rarest Robinson title, and a perfect picture book from cover to cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pothunters

      London: Adam & Charles Black,, 1902. London: Adam & Charles Black,, 1902. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and cup design to spine and upper board in silver. Frontispiece and 9 plates. Bookplate. Tiny ownership inscription to front free endpaper. A little shaken, spine rolled and a little faded, cloth rubbed at extremities with a little wear at the corners and ends of spine, contents spotted. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of the author's rare first book. The first issue in blue cloth with silver lettering and cup designs.

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        A new dictionary of Americanisms being a glossary of words supposed to be peculiar to the United States and the Dominion of Canada.

      Louis Weiss & Co., n.d. [1902], New York - First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, [4], 581; fine copy in recent half black morocco, red morocco label on spine. In spite of the number of copies in libraries (OCLC lists 70-odd locations), this is a very difficult book to find in the trade. In twenty years of looking this is only the third copy we've had. That it was reprinted by Gale Research in 1968 attests to its scarcity. "The preface is short and of no great interest; the glossary contains some 5,260 entries, which are clear and efficient, though with very few dates and etymologies; and there are three valuable appendices, the first containing lists of 'foreign words' (including Indian and Mexican) "either used in their original integrity, or derived from foreign languages, which may be classed as Americanisms," the second consisting of 'substantives classed according to analogy,' e.g. outdoor life, money, amusements, journalism and printing, bar-rooms, and the third consists of four reprints from periodicals: Dr. [William H.S.] Aubry's "Americanisms," Edward Eggleston's "Wild Flowers of English Speech in America," "E.B. Tylor's "The Philology of Slang," and Brander Matthews's "The Function of Slang." The first two are of little use for the student of slang, though of much for general colloquialisms Tylor's essay deals with the etymology and semantics of selected groups of slang words [and Brander Matthews's essay] is of primary importance, dealing with the principles in a refreshingly suggestive manner, and with what, at the time, was considerable courage" (Partridge, Slang Today and Yesterday, pp. 324-26).

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        Octaves in an Oxford Garden, Of Brooks & Books (2 lots)

      Minneapolis: Edmund D. Brooks, 1902. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Rarest of Upson material, unnumbered 1/350cc, scarab bookplate of Margarethe Heisser who did the brilliant arts and crafts style lettering and illustrative decorating for each page plus three full page drawings, rare photograph of her on frp that is fading over time, spine woodsy-looking material reglued with five pieces of tape no joy to behold (needs rebinding perhaps?) and shows wear, silk boards, exquisite copy, bp of f/o on pastedown, printed by Hahn and Harmon of Minneapolis. Tragic story of this pair--Upson dying of illness, depression at loss of father and probably suicide at 31, likened to Keats by Sinclair Lewis who called him his poetic mentor; she died in mid 30s of rare illness; began drawing Indian women in nearby villages, attended Art Students League in NY, met him at a Minnesota University intellectual book club, she had very few showings, designed maybe four books at most. Special watermark rag paper, a splendid combination of turn of century printing, lettering, drawing and poetic display. Upson worked in Brooks' bookstore after class, even sleeping under the counters when unwilling to go home. This book is accompanied by Of Brooks & Books by Lee Edmonds Grove, a study of the publisher E. D. Brooks who is connected with the Upson book (see p70) for bibliographic citation, VG/VG, 1st edn, 489/1500cc..

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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. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

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        U.S.S.C. Annual Reports; Preliminary Report to Stockholders of United States Steel Corporation; 10 Vols. (+ 1 duplicate), covering 1901-1970; To be submitted at the first annual meeting, 17th February, 1902

      Hoboken: Office of the United States Steel Corporation, 1902-70 Hoboken: Office of the United States Steel Corporation. 1902-70. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Eleven volumes total (10 vols. + 1 duplicate)--1901-1907, 1908-1915, 1916- 1923, 1924-1930 (x2), 1931-1938, 1939-1945, 1946-1952, 1953-1959, 1960- 1966, 1967-1970. First editions. Leather-backed boards or leatherette with gilt titles on spines, Good to Very Good copies, owner's signature on the front flyleaves of some volumes of M.M. Fisher (Marcus M. Fisher, one- time Administrative Vice President at U.S. Steel), age-toning or discoloration to some of the outer pages and page-edges, a bit of discoloration to the covers of some vols., light rubbing, bumping, or wear to the tips and edges of the covers of some volumes, no dust jackets. A rare and impressive run of the annual reports of U.S. Steel, starting with the year of its founding (when Carnegie Steel merged with 2 other steel companies) and running to 1970, owned by Marcus M. Fisher, a long-time Administrative Vice President at U.S. Steel.

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        An Early autograph letter signed by Wells to G.K. Chesterton, on the subject of Socialism

      - A good two-page autograph letter from H.G. Wells to G.K. Chesterton, circa early 1900s. He writes, in full, "Dear G.K.C., Occasionally you are a tremendous swell. You are this morning in the Daily News. That and your King’s encounter and the perfect game of croquet are immortal things. I wish you would see Socialism as I see it. I come in and I help save a splendid idea from becoming a rotten little seditious saleable sect stuck in the flanks of progress. Yours ever, H.G. Wells". In very fine condition. In 1902, the Daily News gave Chesterton a weekly opinion column, in which, presumably his short piece about croquet, The Perfect Game, was published. He and Wells often engaged in friendly public disputes.

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        La cité. Bulletin de la société historique et archéologique du IVe arrondissement. 1902-1913

      Paris Société Historique et Archéologique du IVe Arrondissement et Librairie Ancienne H. Champion, 1902. 6 volumes grands in-8, demi basane racinée, tête dorée, 568, 624-viii, 729-[1]-viii, 819-[1], 429-[3]-407-[1]-54, 470-[2]-478-[1] pp., illustrations in et hors-texte.. Nom de l'ancien propriétaire, Aug. Waser, architecte, inscrit au bas des dos. Belle tête de série de cette revue érudite. Quelques frottements ou griffures et un petit accident à une coiffe. . (Catégories : Paris )

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        ALLERLEI ZIERAT

      Leipzig: J.G. Schelter & Giesecke, 1902. cloth. 60183|61953|78195|91073/CA. Type Specimens. small 4to. cloth. 384 pages followed by 9 additional leaves. zur Ausstattung von Drucksachen jeden Charakters. This encyclopedic specimen book of the Leipzig, Germany type foundry and printing supply house J.G. Schelter & Giesecke features, as the title indicates, all kinds of decoration for supplying printing of every type. On the title page, the firm boasts winning grand prize in 1900 in Paris (presumably at the Exposition Universelle). It is hard to do justice in a short description to the variety of styles (traditional, Jugenstil, etc.) and categories (certificates, letterheads, borders, ornaments, exotic motifs, flowers, animals, silhouettes, menus, greeting cards, vignettes humorous and otherwise, images of bicyclists, occupational symbols, portraits, Classical figures, religious art, heraldry, ships, trains, athletes, etc.) offered in this volume. Some of the examples are printed in color, most are in black-and-white. The Jugenstil cover of this copy shows minor wear and soiling. The plate of "Gust. Carlsson & Co., Stockholm" is attached to the front pastedown. A small fraction of pages show minor soiling, a pencil notation or a short closed tear. Two of the fold-outs at the back have a little more damage-one is missing a 1x2 inch piece along the margin, the other has a 3-inch closed tear and an edge which is crumpled.

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        The Little White Bird or Adventures in Kensington Gardens

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1902. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities, top corner of boards bumped slightly affecting corners of contents, rear hinge cracked. A very good copy. First US edition, first printing of the first appearance of Peter Pan. Inscribed by the author on the front blank, "Yours sincerely, J. M. Barrie. January 1921". The Little White Bird was originally published in the UK in the same year.

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        A History of the American FurTrade of the Far West. A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and EarlyFur Companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and of theOverland Commerce with Santa Fe. Stanford.

      New York. Francis P. Harper.1902. - tall8vo, 24cm, in 3 volumes, xxiv,[i],482,[i] & viii,[i]483-892& 893-1029pp., with 9 plates & large folding pocket map in v3, uncut andmainly unopened, in the original fine grain dark green cloth, gilt spinetitles, a fine bright clean set of the first edition, rare thus. HowesC-390. The most authoritative study of the western fur trade. Decker.Soliday. II-208. Graff 696. Ritten-house 112. Contains the adventures ofJedediah Smith, James Bridger, Ashley and others. Appendix contains listof western forts and locates them; journal of steamboat voyages from St.Louis to Ft. Union, etc. The author was an American lawyer, writer,lecturer, traveller. An officer of the Union Cavalry Regiment in theCivil War; graduate of Columbia College; admitted to Supreme Court;travelled extensively in B.C. and wrote many articles on his travels;lead an active outdoor life and explored in the West; exhibitedprehistoric Indian and Eskimo relics at fairs in London, Antwerp, SanFrancisco, presented the collection to the B.C. Provincial Museum in1893. Lowther p254-5. The standard work on the subject and the essentialstarting point for research on the fur trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Boston, Massachusetts, 1902., 1902. First Edition, limited to 3000 copies of which this No 80. Incudes a scarce broadsheet notice loosely inserted, for the America's Cup Trial Races, New York Yacht Club, dated August 31, 1893. Quarto., 200 x 305 mm, 89 plates in colour and black and white with captioned tissues, pp. (xv), 402. Bound in the original publisher's cream cloth with gilt pictorial upper, black morocco label and gilt decoration to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Inner hinges started. Internally fine, cloth a little soiled, backstrip lightly toned. Actually a very clean example indeed, housed in the original card slip-case (a little worn and soiled, butoften lacking). Lawson had the run privately printed, many of which he distriburted to libraries and institutions; the present copy contains no library markings of any kind. One of the major America's Cup works. Toy 1621, Morris & Howland p.82.

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        2-5TH A.G.H. BOOTLESS INLET.

      - Original watercolour, signed 'R. Malcolm Warner Moresby July 45' in the bottom fore-corner; 36 x 46 cm.; within mount which is lettered '2-5th A.G.H. Bootless Inlet' along bottom edge; glazed and framed. *Ralph Malcolm Warner (1902-1987) was born in Geelong. A self-taught watercolorist, he worked mainly as an advertising artist and illustrator, and exhibited at commercial galleries around Melbourne. During the Second World War he was initially employed by the Australian Army's Southern Command as a camoflaguer, later producing posters about wartime security. He was appointed an Official War Artist in 1943, and recorded the Australian operations against the Japanese in Papua New Guinea. (Bootless Inlet is a body of water in southeastern Papua New Guinea, south of Port Moresby). Warner's landscapes of war in the tropics were subsequently published in two servicemen's Christmas books. After extensive work recording the Australian airmen training in Canada, he toured country areas of New South Wales and Victoria to record the civil and industrial war effort and food production. After the war, he successfully resumed his commercial art career, and won numerous prizes as a watercolourist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Speckled Brook Trout (Salvelinus Fontinalis). By Various Experts with Rod and Reel Edited by - With an Introduction by Charles Hallock

      New York: R.H. Russell, [1902]. First Edition, deluxe issue, no. 110 of 350 copies, signed by the publisher. Large 8vo. Color plate frontispiece, illustrations by Louis Rhead. 184 pp. Bound in full vellum, t.e.g., with other edges uncut, printed paper title label. Spine slightly toned, minor exterior soiling. Bookplate f Col. Henry Siegel and another. Newspaper clipping on pastedown, small patch of toning on flyleaf. Very good plus copy. Bruns R50; Wetzel 303 . A large paper copy, measuring 6 1/4" x 9 3/4"

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        Catalogue Des Livres Chinois Coréens, Japonais, etc... Tome 1 et 2

      Paris: Ernest Leroux. Cloth. 2 vols, complete. Bibliothèque nationale. Tome 1: 1902. Histoire, géographie, administration, livres canoniques, philosophie, morale, littérature, oeuvres d'imagination, nos 1-4423. vii + 499pp. Tome 2: 1910. Lexicographie, sciences and arts, taoïsme, Bouddhisme (Mahayana sutra, hinayana sutra, sutra, séries diverses, vinaya, abhidharma, oeuvres chinoises, hagiographie, catholicisme ..) nos 4424-6689. 823+232 pp. .

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        A PERSIAN PEARL And Other Essays

      C. L. Ricketts 1902 Binding loose in spots; Philosophical essays from the noted attorney. Top edge gilt. Foredge deckled; 8vo; 160 pages

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        The Speckled Brook Trout (Salvelinus Fontinalis). By Various Experts with Rod and Reel Edited by - Louis Rhead with An Introduction by Charles Hallock

      New York: R.H. Russell, [1902] New York: R.H. Russell, [1902]. First trade edition. 8vo. Illustrated by Louis Rhead. Original pictorial boards with angling flies against a birch-bark pattern. Bookplate. Some slight rubbing, about fine in very scarce green paper dust jacket with pictorial onlay. Bruns R50

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        Les ingénieurs géographes militaires. 1624-1831. Etude historique

      Imprimerie du Service Géographique, Paris 1902 - 2 forts volumes in-4 brochés, 2 ff., xvi-467-[1] pp., 1 ff., x-526 pp., 1 ff., 133 planches hors-texte dont un frontispice. Important ouvrage. Très légères salissures sur les couvertures. . (Catégories : Militaria Sciences Géographie ) 3930 g [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Pointer and his Predecessors. An Illustrated History of the Pointing Dog from the Earliest Times

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902 London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. (DOGS) First edition, no. 14 of 750 Copies. 4to. 39 photogravure illustrations from paintings by Pisanello, Titian, Rubens, Velasquez, Stubbs, Reinagle, et. al, on japon vellum. xii, 237 pp. Bound in original cream buckram and green cloth. Fine, in ORIGINAL GREY DUSTJAKET, slightly chipped. Hubbard, The Literature of British Dogs, p. 44 . A beautiful and important work. "Although...essentially a one-breed book, it is of value in any survey of British sporting dogs generally. Indeed, it is a most sumptuous work, lavishly produced, and in consequence, extremely rare." -Hubbard

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        Three Wise Men extracts from the celebrated works of M.Aurelius Antoninus, Francis Bacon and Benjamin Franklin

      Cranbrook Press, Detroit, MI 1902 - Hand printed by George G. Booth at the Cranbrook Press, 65 Shelby St Detroit, MI. Finished Jan 15, 1902 (title page dated 1901), the total number of copies being 110, this is copy number 10. Inscribed on the first free end paper "To Mr and Mrs Carl E. Schmidt a remembrance with best wishes. George G. Booth" dated May 1912. There was a Carl Schmidt in Detroit at that time who was the owner of a tannery. The book is hardbound in 3/4 vellum and paper covered boards with a gold on brown label on the spine. there is a ring mark on the front cover and some staining to the vellum on the rear but the covers are otherwise sound and the binding is tight. There is a slight stain at the page ends of the last couple blank pages that only penetrates about 1/4 inch. The interior of the book is otherwise very clean and bright. A very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shooting

      London: J.M. Dent, 1902. Deluxe edition, one of 150 copies on hand-made paper, specially bound. Large 8vo. Illustrated with photogravures after H.L. Richardson and J. Smit; endpapers, chapter headings, and tail-piece vignettes by Arthur Rackham. 352 pp. Full ivory vellum, upper board and spine gilt, endpapers after designs by Arthur Rackham, edges untrimmed. Very slight soiling. Bookseller ticket and small private library label on front pastedown. Fine. Riling 1550 (trade ed.); Chute 569 (for trade ed.); Lattimore & Haskell p. 29; Riall p. 48 . Part of the Haddon Hall Library. Decidedly uncommon in the deluxe edition

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        The Celtic Twilight

      Bullen, London 1902 - Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Rubricated title, 12mo, beautifully rebound in full green morocco, ornately gilt spine, t.e.g. London: A.H. Bullen, 1902. Reprinted with additions from the first edition of 1893. A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      George Newnes, 1902 - 1st edition. Hardcover. Strong red boards with bright gilt lettering to front and spine. Square binding, not cocked. No inscriptions or other introduced markings. Endpapers a little spotted, with a Smiths blindstamp on the fep, some minor spotting to a couple of dozen leaves out of the 350 or so pages, one very small edge-tear, and a few page-corner creases. All first-issue textual points present, and all 16 plates intact. First appearance in book form after its initial serialisation in Strand Magazine and, in short, a very near fine copy of perhaps the most famous detective story of all time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories,

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1902. [Heart of Darkness, and The End of the Tether.] Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in black. Spine very faintly tanned and rolled, very slight rubbing to ends and corners; a really nice copy in very good condition. First edition, first impression, one of 3,150 copies, this the second state with the 32 page catalogue at the rear dated 11/02. Three lengthened stories or novellas including one of Conrad's most regarded works, "Heart of Darkness" from which T. S. Eliot took the epigraph "Mistah Kurtz. He dead" for his "Hollow Men". Described by Connolly in his Modern Movement as "a masterpiece of sinister deterioration seen by the narrator who is himself profoundly altered by it.

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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories

      Edinburgh William Blackwood & Sons 1902. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Head and tail rubbed, spine faded. Light spotting to prelims and occasionally elsewhere. Book-plate on paste-down and a signature in pencil on fep. Contents firm First Edition, first state Green hardback cloth cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 375pp, 32pp adverts. First state with publisher's list on page 32 dated 10/02.

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        The Pointer and his Predecessors. An Illustrated History of the Pointing Dog from the Earliest Times

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902 - A beautiful and important work. "Although.essentially a one-breed book, it is of value in any survey of British sporting dogs generally. Indeed, it is a most sumptuous work, lavishly produced, and in consequence, extremely rare." -Hubbard (DOGS) First edition, no. 14 of 750 Copies. 4to. 39 photogravure illustrations from paintings by Pisanello, Titian, Rubens, Velasquez, Stubbs, Reinagle, et. al, on japon vellum. xii, 237 pp. Bound in original cream buckram and green cloth. Fine, in ORIGINAL GREY DUSTJAKET, slightly chipped. Hubbard, The Literature of British Dogs, p. 44 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA: A NOVEL

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.,. 1902. original decorated olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and black, rear panel stamped in black.. Spine panel tanned (as is usually the case), mild foxing to endpapers. and several preliminary and terminal leaves, else a bright, near fine. copy. (#113353). First edition, first printing. A highly important presentation copy with signed inscription by Stoker to novelist Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine (1853- 1931), one of Stoker's best friends, his literary mentor, and the man to whom Stoker dedicated DRACULA, his best known work. The inscription, dated a week prior to publication date (29 March 1902), written on the front free endpaper reads: "Hall Caine / from / Bram Stoker / 22-3-02." The Doubleday, Page edition preceded the British Heinemann edition by several months. "Hall Caine was the only man with whom Stoker forged a relationship separate from Irving. A forgotten writer today well below forgotten writers, Caine was once as popular as Dickens (THE CHRISTIAN, based on the prodigal son parable, sold 250,000 copies). Although six years younger, he became Stoker's mentor, literary adviser, and writing coach, sharing interests in spiritualism and second sight... Initially a critic for the Liverpool TOWN CRIER, Caine owed his literary success to no less a mentor than Rossetti: in 1878, when the Stokers arrived in London, the twenty-six-year-old Caine was living with the ailing painter at Tudor House on Cheyne Walk. Rossetti encouraged Caine to be 'The Bard of Manxland,' to write about the Manx customs of his birthplace, the Isle of Man. [Caine was a Manxman by ancestry, he was born at Runcorn, Cheshire] His first novel, THE DEEMSTER, published three years after Rossetti's death, was an immediate success. Caine recycled the same ribald plots the appealed to the passions of the 1890s -- stories of illegitimacy and rivalry, with brothers or cousins or half-brothers falling in love with the same girl... In 1893 Caine dedicated CAPT'N DAVY'S HONEYMOON, with fulsome tribute, to Stoker, who reciprocated with DRACULA, but in code: 'To My Dear Friend Hommy-Beg.' Hommy-Beg is Manx for 'little Tommy,' a name Caine's grandmother called him." - Belford, Bram Stoker, pp. 218-20. Caine's most ambitious novel, THE ETERNAL CITY (1901), was immensely popular and was probably the first million-selling novel in Britain. "Caine died in Greeba Castle (which he had bought for £1000) on the Isle of Man, universally respected and the wealthiest of Victorian novelists... Caine was not much liked by his fellow Manxmen, who resented the tourism his fiction inspired and the seamy sexuality which he imputed to their in fact rather austere way of life. Nor did he gain much respect from literary critics of the twentieth century despite his constant reminders to posterity of how closely he resembled Shakespeare. The CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (1941) did not, for instance, rate Caine's 'numerous novelistic melodramas' as worthy of any discussion whatsoever." - Sutherland, The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction, p. 99. Stoker's novel is, according to Dalby, an ingenious romantic adventure novel "set in Cruden Bay, involving a gun battle at sea, a castle with secret passages, and coded writing based on a cipher described by Francis Bacon" (Dalby, p. 38). Arthur Conan Doyle found the story "admirable. It has not the fearsomeness of 'DRACULA' but it is beautifully handled and the girl very admirable indeed... I've done a bit in cryptograms myself, but that knocks me out!" The principal supernatural motifs of the book are second sight and the appearance of ghosts of drowned mariners at Lammastide. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1547. Bleiler (1978), p. 187. Reginald 13732. Dalby 13a.

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        THE SEA LADY: A TISSUE OF MOONSHINE

      London: Methuen & Co.,. 1902. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. A fine, bright copy. Uncommon in this condition. (#60168). First edition, first binding, earliest form of publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. "Wells describes THE SEA LADY as a story parallel to LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM (1900), but in form it more closely resembles THE WONDERFUL VISIT (1895), and as an assault on the parameters of reality, its closest parallel in Wells's work is 'The Door in the Wall' (1906)." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1369-71. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-362. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1679. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1095. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15058. Currey (2001), p. 422 (binding A, catalogue 1). Hammond B8. Wells 21. Wells Society 21.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Sea Lady. A Tissue Of Moonshine.

      London, Methuen & Co., 1902. - Octavo. Bound in recent full red morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt ruled boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, publisher's cloth front board and spine bound in at the back. A fine copy. First Edition, First Issue. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The River War

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., , 1902. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to upper board and spine, together with facsimile gilt signature and block of one of Kitchener's Nile gunboats to the upper board, and of the Mahdi's tomb to the spine, black surface-paper endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Kitchener, 14 coloured maps and plans, 6 of them folding, a further 8 sketch-maps in the text. A little rubbed and spotted, spine slightly sunned and creased, front pastedown slightly skinned from the removal of a bookplate, front hinge a little loose, contemporary ownership inscription in pencil to the front free endpaper, and inked to the title page, light marginal browning, very good. Second edition, revised, first one-volume edition. 1,000 copies published on 15 October 1902. The text had been revised considerably, and a new chapter added describing the ultimate destruction of the khalifa and the end of the war, making Churchill's self-described tale of blood and war "at once accurate and complete."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les 700 potages. Ou l'art de préparer les Soupes, Consommés, Bisques, Purées, Garbures, Semoules, Légumes, Farineux, Potages de toutes sortes et de tous les pays. Suivi de cent recettes des Relevés de cuisine.

      Lacam 1902 - Paris, Lacam, 1902. Petit in 8 de 308pp., reliure cartonnée, dos muet, frontispice orné d’un portrait de l'auteur, volume riche de ses nombreuses recettes, fort intéressant et rare volume, bel exemplaire, rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        Typed letter signed.

      Beinn Bhreagh, Victoria County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 9. X. 1902. - 4to. ¾ p. Addendum. The inventor of the telephone sends a telegraph message to Marconi in the mid-Atlantic, less than a year after Marconi himself had sent the first trans-Atlantic message from England to Canada (12 December 1901) and two months before the first such signal was to be sent from Canada to England (5 December 1902). To the "Manager | Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station | Sydney, C. B.", i. e. R. Norman Vyvyan: "I see by the newspapers that Mr Marconi is on his way across the Atlantic, and that he expects to receive messages from his Cape Breton Island Station. If this is so, I should be very glad if you would send him a message on the Atlantic inviting him to visit me in my Cape Breton home [.]". - Accompanied by a page from Leslie's Weekly for 2 September 1902 containing an account by Everett Wilkes of visits to both Vyvyan and Bell. Of his visit to Glace Bay he writes: "Mr Marconi was absent at the time of my visit, but his personal friend and chief of staff, Mr Vyvoyan [sic], to whom I presented my letters of introduction, received me cordially and talked freely on the great subject which he and his employer have nearest at heart. I was allowed to take pictures of the exterior of the station, but not of the interior of the receiving room, the most important part of the plant. During Mr Marconi's absence nobody is permitted to enter this apartment except Mr Vyvoyan [.] Mr Vyvoyan stated that the delay in commencing commercial operations was due to Mr Marconi's anxiety to have his system thoroughly tested before offering it to the public'. Our reporter then made a call on Professor Graham Bell 'which required a not very long journey to Glace Bay [.] There, for the last five years, during the summer months, he has been experimenting, and the goal to which he is looking forward is the construction of a dirigible flying-machine [.] It is perhaps an unfortunate thing for science that Professor Bell is now a wealthy man; otherwise he might work a little harder' [.]". - On headed paper, light dust-staining and creasing at right-hand side.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Celtic Twilight

      Bullen London: Bullen, 1902. Reprint. hardcover. fine. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Rubricated title, 12mo, beautifully rebound in full green morocco, ornately gilt spine, t.e.g.. London: A.H. Bullen, 1902. Reprinted with additions from the first edition of 1893. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        [Loffler, Berthold] Marienbad, Franzensbad, Teplitz

      Prague: A. Haase, 1902. First edition. 4to. Original blue cloth with bold gilt-blocked and decorative cover illustration by Berthold Loffler, famed Jugendstil illustrator. Superb Wiener Werkstatte style illustrated endpapers. Elaborate title-page design, by Berthold Loffler. Cover has slight discoloring on margin, otherwise a near fine copy of an important, early period design.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Ecclesiastes; Or, The Preacher, And The Song of Solomon

      Vale Press, London 1902 - 17 pages. 29.5 x 20 cm. Printed at the Ballantyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts in red and black under the supervision of Charles Ricketts in the King's fount. Roderick Cave in "The Private Press," notes, his (Ricketts) practice of thinking each work out afresh was a valuable lesson for latter book designers, and most notable perhaps in Meynell's work at the Nonesuch Press. Limited edition, one of 300. Slight nick to corners, endpapers toned. Orig. holland backed boards, uncut, paper label upper front cover. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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