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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Just So Stories

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        ROUND THE WORLD

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Sea Whispers

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        LE TEMPLE ENSEVELI

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

      [Bookseller: Trouve Books]
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        the hound of baskerville

      mcclure phillips, new york 1902 - George Newnes, 1902, 1902. First Edition. inscribed by author to my dear robinson it was our account of a west country legend. inv.#000112 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL. "The destroyer of weeds, thistles and thorns is a benefactor, whether he soweth grain or not

      New York: The Dresden Publishing Co./C. P. Farrell, 1902. Autograph Edition . Hardcover. Light wear to some corners, a nick here and there. About Fine with a handsome shelf appearance. Twelve octavo (6" x 9") volumes attractively bound in 3/4 green morocco leather and marbled boards with gilt rules, the spine with five raised bands and four floral gilt decorations with red morocco onlays for the petals. Each volume is illustrated with a frontispiece, mostly portraits, with the first volume also containing a hand-colored title page and a check SIGNED by the author bound in. Each volume is copy #2 of a limited edition of 250 copies. Ingersoll was a popular orator who spoke on many subjects, his favorite being agnosticism, and he often poked fun at religious belief. He was known in his time as &#147;the great agnostic" and a champion in his time for civil rights, women&#146;s reproductive freedom, and limiting the role of religion in government. Ingersoll enjoyed a friendship with the poet Walt Whitman, who considered Ingersoll the greatest orator of his time: "It should not be surprising that I am drawn to Ingersoll, for he is Leaves of Grass... He lives, embodies, the individuality, I preach. I see in Bob [Ingersoll] the noblest specimen&#151;American-flavored&#151;pure out of the soil, spreading, giving, demanding light." Ingersoll delivered the eulogy at the poet&#39;s funeral in 1892.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Histoire d'Edouard Manet et de son oeuvre

      Floury, 1902. DURET, THEODORE. Histoire d'Edouard Manet et de son oeuvre. Floury. Paris. 1902. 4to. Rebound with original wrappers. With two original etchings by Manet, "L'Olympia (Guerin 39)" and "L'Enfant an chien (Guerin 28)". Very good condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Manet.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Das neue Schweizerische Bundeshaus in Bern. Festschrift anlässlich dessen Vollendung und Einweihung.

      Bern, EDI, 1902 - 2°, 101 S., m. Fronti, m. zahlr. s/w Abb., OLwd., goldgepr. Schmuckeinband, Stempel auf Vorsatz, Rückendeckel m. kleinsten Fehlstellen, insgesamt tadell. Opulenter Band mit zahlreichen Ansichten und Plänen. 1900 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        11 MANUSCRIPT DIARIES

      Bucks County, Pennsylvania.. 1902 - 1915.. Hardback volumes.. Overall VG.. William Antrim Flowers was born to Charles McCane (sometimes written MacKane) Flowers and Margaret Hooper Rhoads on March 21, 1832 in Champaign County, Ohio, on a farm known as the Mahan Farm. His memoir begins with the statement of his birth and then takes the story back to the birth of his father in 1804 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The memoir is a rich storehouse of family genealogy and history as the story follows his immediate family and relatives as they move and settle about the Midwest in the early 19th century. William writes of traveling by wagon and passing through the Miami Indian village, which was quite the curiosity to him and his siblings. His father was a shoemaker and his mother and grandmother were weavers, and Flowers at times helped them. He records what classes were taught and what books were used in the schools he attended, including describing how his father bought a ÒPeter ParleyÓ geography book for beginners. William at times worked as a teamster, a wagon driver, a teacher and a dairy farmer. He traveled on the Erie Canal, saw the first McCormick reaper in 1855, built log homes and cabins. Genealogy sources list a first wife, one Jane Harris, but William does not mention her or this marriage in the memoir. He married Margaret I. Jones on February 15, 1858 and had six children with her, two prior to enlisting in the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery in February of 1865, one son born during the war, and 3 more children after the war. William devotes 40 pages to describing his experiences in the war including descriptions of the 114th Colored Regiment Infantry and the 44th Colored Regiment, traveling to Lookout Mountain, the death of Abraham Lincoln and much more. His memoir closes with the recording of MargaretÕs funeral in 1882. In 1897 William married Lillian Rich and had one son, Palmer Rich Flowers in 1899 when he was 67 and Lillian was 36. & & The ten diaries begin with 5 pages of accounts receivable entries dating from February 26 to December 1900, then a description of the summer of 1901. The diaries begin in earnest on February 5, 1902 and continue with daily entries until May 1, 1915. All ten books are written in pencil by William at their farm in Edgewood, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where He, Lillian and Palmer had returned to live. The volumes are replete with descriptions of farm and community activities, weather, crops (asparagus, rhubarb, corn, apples, etc.), markets, the activities of family and friends, giving one an intimate look into the daily lives of a farming couple in the first fifteen years of the 20th century. Sprinkled liberally throughout the diaries were numerous newspaper clippings Ð news, recipes, farming information, medical cures, poems, etc. William lived a very active life until only a few days before his death of pneumonia. Lillian records his activities from April 7 until his death on April 12, 1915 at the age of 83. She poignantly describes his final moments and the void his passing left in her heart. She states that their son Palmer was shocked on waking up and finding his father had died, but then says Òbut got up like a little man and went about the chores.Ó She describes the arrangements, family arriving from about the area, and then funeral on the 15th with all its attendant family and activities. On the 29th she writes Òwe were alone.Ó But life went on. Friday, April 30th Ð ÒPalmer went to Langhorne with asp[aragus] and rhu[barb].Ó The final words in William Antrim FlowersÕ diaries are LillianÕs ÒSaturday, May 1st Ð clear and cool.Ó& & During the years of 1900 until his death, William was querying cousins and others in an effort to pull together the family genealogy. Nearly all of the loose sheets contain copious notes of birth, marriage and death dates of many branches of the Flowers family Ð Flowers, Rhoads, Rich, Bailey, Couch, Everett, Cox, McClintock, Campbell and more. The Correspondence from various cousins attest to their examining family bibles, cemetery records and the like to record as much data as they could to send to him. Truly, a treasure trove of family history, although much work still to be done to sort out the names and hang them all on the proper branches of the FlowersÕ family tree.

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        THE VIRGINIAN

      1902. A Horseman of the Plains. With Illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. 6 pp undated ads. Original yellow-brown cloth decorated in red and black. First Edition of this famous tale of cowpunchers in the Wyoming cattle country of the 1870s and 1880s. The heroic protagonist, known only as "The Virginian," pursues a pretty schoolteacher from Vermont while performing acts of daring and chivalry. Among the expressions that began in this book is "Smile when you say that, &#39;podner&#39;!" (though in the book it was actually "When you call me that, smile!" -- the title of Chapter Two). The book was immensely popular when it came out: this first printing was issued in April 1902, and ten additional printings were issued within the first five months. This tale has been put on the big screen several times -- twice during the silent era, in 1929 starring Gary Cooper, and in 1946 starring Joel McRae; it also formed the basis for the eight-year (1962-1970) run of the TV series starring James Drury, and more recently was a made-for-TV movie starring Bill Pullman in 2000.~This is the Bradley Martin copy (with his bookplate) and, as with most all the books from his collection, it is an unusually attractive copy -- fine except for the merest hint of wear at the tips. The light-colored cloth is not typically this clean. A Merle Johnson "High Spot of American Literature.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Stuart&#39;s Atlas of the State of Maine Including Statistics and Descriptions of its History, Educational system, Geology, Railroads, Natural Resources, Summer Resorts and Manufacturing Interests

      South Paris, Maine.: J.H. Stuart & Co.. 12th Edition.. 1902-03.. Folio volume 18.5 x 15 inches; 108 pages with handcolored maps on pages 20, 27-96 (single and double page tipped-in), and two additional unnumbered double-page color maps. The large folding map of the state (pp. 1-4) is MISSING. Joints are broken but still attached by cloth, spine has been clumsily repaired with heavy paper which has disintegrated over time. There is a 2.5 inch abraded area along the cover&#39;s top edge; corners are bumped. An approximately 1.5 by 2.25 inch irregularly shaped stain to the front cover has penetrated the first 22 pp of the volume (the text section), gradually becoming smaller as it soaked through the pages until it is no longer visible. It appears as a small light spot (.5 inch circle) on only one map (Rail Road Map of Maine with Watershed Map of Maine on verso). There is a very light line of dampstaining to the lower right edge of the first pages, not affecting any text or map. Several areas of the Rail Road Map are marked by red pencil check marks. There are two tiny (.5 x .25 inch) spots in the margin of the map of Oxford county (#71). Overall the maps are in very good condition, clean and bright, with hand coloring. Two attractive double page Gray maps are at the rear of the volume (New Map of the United States and New Map of the World in Hemispheres) followed by a Directory of significant "Business Firms and Professional Men" to be found in Maine. Overall, a desirable item at an attractive price with contents chiefly in very good condition. .

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        Records of The Intelligence Department of The Government of the North-West Provinces of India during the Mutiny of 1857,

      Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, , 1902. Including Correspondence with the Supreme Government, Dehli [sic], Cawnpore, and other Places. Preserved by, and now arranged under the Superintendence of ... then in Charge of the Intelligence Department, subsequently Lieutenant-Governor, North-West Provinces. Edited by William Coldstream. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original plum diapered cloth, titles to spines gilt, black coated endpapers, single panel to boards in blind. Spines and spine titles renewed, cloth a little rubbed and marked, some scuffs, bumps, and a little dampstain to upper edges of volume II, minor dampstain to the upper corners of the leaves of volume II. A very good set. First edition. At the outbreak of the Mutiny Muir was secretary to the government of the North-Western Provinces, having served 21 years during which he had proved himself "sound rather than exceptional." However, "the sepoy mutiny and subsequent civil uprising of 1857-9 provided Muir with greater scope for initiative. On the death of Lieutenant-Governor John Russell Colvin shortly after rebel advances had necessitated the withdrawal of the European community into the Agra Fort, local responsibility was devolved to three middle-ranking civilians, including Muir. Special responsibility for intelligence made Muir also the nerve-centre for communications within and outside the region of revolt until British recovery began. His intelligence correspondence, an important source for understanding the nature and course of the rising up to January 1858, is deposited in Edinburgh University Library" (ODNB). His reliability during the crisis drew attention from the governor-general, but his progress remained steady rather than spectacular, serving on the provincial Board of Revenue and as foreign secretary to the government. Finally his close rapport with the viceroy, John Lawrence, earned him the provincial governorship. He is probably best remembered for his work in Islamic scholarship, his Life of Mahomet: History of Islam to the Era of the Hegira (1858-61), was for many years the standard English translation. He was elected president of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1903, and awarded honorary degrees by Oxford, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bologna. "Though firmly within the &#39;paternalist&#39; tradition of late nineteenth-century Indian governors, William Muir presents the paradox of a scholar drawn irresistibly to the Arabic literary heritage and to close friendships with individual Muslims, who nevertheless felt compelled by his religious convictions to denigrate Muslim beliefs and social institutions in both their Arabian and Indian settings.

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        Munken Vendt. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1902. 427 s. Privat helskindsbind med forgyldte bordurer på permer.. Brigantinens Saga I

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        The "Autograph Edition" of THE COMPLETE WORKS [sic]

      1902. [with cheque signed by Dickens] Edited with Annotations Bibliography and Topography by Frederic G. Kitton. [In Fifteen Volumes -- all that were issued.] New York & London: George D. Sproul, 1902-1908. Original maroon buckram with printed spine label. This is the renowned "Autograph Edition." F. G. Kitton was appointed editor of this edition -- actually one edition to be available in three different versions: the "St. Dunstan Edition" to consist of only 15 copies of 130 volumes each, the "Bibliophiles&#39; Edition" to consist of 50 copies of 112 volumes each, and the "Autograph Edition" to consist of 250 copies of a planned 56 volumes each (this being Copy #48 of the latter).~This was planned to be the most sumptuous Dickens edition ever. Each title, requiring several volumes, would include a signed introduction by an eminent writer, plus a signed illustration by a different illustrator; furthermore the first volume of each set would include an original document signed by Dickens. The volumes would include every illustration used for each title from the first edition until 1900; for example, the three volumes of PICKWICK PAPERS include 365 plates, each with printed tissue guard (these three volumes, on thick handmade paper, span ten inches of shelf-space).~Unfortunately, after preparing about half of Dickens&#39;s works for publication, Kitton died in 1904. In his absence the project fell apart and in all, Sproul published only five titles plus a volume of "Reprinted Pieces." Specifically, this "complete set" consists of:~PICKWICK PAPERS, 1902, three volumes, signed introduction by Percy Fitzgerald, signed frontispiece by Harry Furniss (and with the first volume including an original 1864 cheque signed by Dickens).~DAVID COPPERFIELD, 1903, three volumes, signed introduction by George Gissing, signed frontispiece by H. M. Brock.~THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, 1904, two volumes, signed introduction by George Edward Bateman Saintsbury, signed frontispiece by Henry M. Paget.~REPRINTED PIECES [from Household Words, etc.], 1904, one volume, introduction by W. E. Henley [not signed because of Henley&#39;s death], signed frontispiece by Gunning King.~BARNABY RUDGE, 1905, three volumes, signed introduction by Austin Dobson, signed frontispiece by Gordon Browne.~DOMBEY AND SON, 1908, three volumes, signed introduction by Edward Dowden, signed frontispiece by William Rainey.~It is believed that the "St. Dunstan" and "Bibliophiles&#39;" editions were never issued; Sproul did "extend" some of the 250 "Autograph" sets by binding them into double the number of volumes -- PICKWICK, for example, requiring six volumes.~Condition is very good (some fading of the spines as usual for maroon cloth, minor edge-wear of one label, glass-rings on one rear cover). One volume (the second) has been rebound in similar maroon cloth with a facsimile of the original spine label. In all, this is one of the scarcest sets of Dickens -- and a signed check alone sells today for about half the cost of this "complete" set. Podeschi D148 (the Beinecke collection at Yale contains only two novels -- five volumes). Not in Carr (U. of Texas collection) but see Carr B30 (Sproul&#39;s proof copy of the first volume of the "St. Dunstan&#39;s Edition" -- "so far as we know the projected edition was never published").

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1902. September 22 [1902]. Written to Mr. [William V.] Alexander, editor of Ladies Home Journal, who had requested a series of articles from Keller that were later published as The Story of My Life. Keller humbly thanks Alexander for payment for the last article; in part: "I only wish I could have made the story of my life more worthy of the generous praise it has received...It has meant a great deal in my life, and in Miss Sullivan&#39;s too -- the thought of the happiness that she says my compliance with your request has brought her is sweeter even than the thought of the kindness shown me in the letters that come constantly from old friends long silent and new friends whose words go to the heart..." Two 5" x 8" pages, typed with blue ribbon and signed "Helen Keller." A very early letter by Keller, preceding her first book, with exceptionally good content. Fine. .

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        THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN

      1902. Very Good. AUSTEN, Jane. THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1902-1903. Complete in twelve octavo volumes: Sense and Sensibility - 2, Pride and Prejudice - 2, Mansfield Park - 2, Emma - 2, Northanger Abbey - 1, Persuasion - 1, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and a Memoir by her nephew J. E. Austen Leigh - 1, Letters, selected from the compilation of her great nephew Edward, Lord Bradbourne, by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey - 1. Nicely printed at the University Press in Cambridge, MA, by John Wilson & Son. Title-pages printed in black and red and a frontispiece in each volume. Attractively bound by Blackwell in three- quarter blue morocco with title and floral decoration gilt-stamped to spines, marbled paper sides with matching endpapers, t.e.g. Slight superficial wear to some crowns and corners, yet clean and lovely overall, and in very good condition.

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        CONTRE LE SPLEEN. Contenant 100 dessins.

      - L-PR.13 AUTEUR: ALBERT GUILLAUME. TITRE: CONTRE LE SPLEEN. Contenant 100 dessins. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris, H. SIMONIS EMPIS, 1902. Edition originale. Un des 25 exemplaires sur papier de Chine, numérotés à la presse de 1 à 25. Celui-ci porte le N°21. COLLATION: 2 ff. + Reproduction de 100 dessins en noir. (Complet) FORMAT: In-8 (15 x 21 cm) RELIURE: Reliure à la bradel en demi-percaline signée FRANZ. Dos lisse, orné d'une pièce de titre en cuir et doré d'un fleuron. Tête dorée. Etiquette ex-libris Robert Nossam contrecollée sur le contreplat supérieur. 1ère, 4ème pages de couverture d'origine conservées ainsi que le dos (1ère page illustrée en couleurs). ILLUSTRATIONS: Reproduction de 100 dessins humoristiques en noir & légendés, certains de nature curiosa léger. ETAT: Très infimes frottements aux coiffes. Infimes rousseurs sur certaines planches. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Albert Guillaume (14 février 1873 à Paris - 10 août 1942 à Faux) est un peintre et caricaturiste français. Fils de l'architecte Edmond Guillaume. Albert Guillaume est l'un des caricaturistes des plus renommés de la Belle Époque. Bien qu'on se souvienne surtout de ses affiches, Albert Guillaume réalisa aussi de remarquables huiles sur toile telle que la Soirée parisienne, un portrait de la bonne société parisienne. Influencé par l'éminent affichiste Jules Chéret, il créa aussi bien des affiches pour le théâtre que pour la publicité. Albert Guillaume est connu aussi pour ses dessins satiriques, qui furent publiés dans des magazines humoristiques parisiens tel que Gil Blas, le Rire, l'Assiette au beurre et le Figaro illustré. Lauréat de la médaille de bronze à l'exposition universelle de 1900, il vit bon nombre de ses illustrations publiées en albums par des éditeurs tels que Jules Tallandier, Ernest Maindron et Henri Simonis. Il réalisa aussi trois albums de dessins militaires, dont Mes Campagnes (1896), préfacé par Georges Courteline. Albert Guillaume s'était retiré à la fin de sa vie dans le petit village de Faux en Dordogne, où il mourut en 1942. (Wikipedia) POIDS: 420 g [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TYPHOON

      1902. Illustrated by Maurice Greiffenhagen. New York and London: G. P. Putnam&#39;s Sons, 1902. 4 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth pictorially decorated in orange and grey. First Edition of Conrad&#39;s first book to be illustrated -- the famous tale about Captain MacWhirr, Jukes and the Chinamen on board the "Nan-Shan." The principal character is none of the above, but the typhoon itself. The London edition, which included three additional stories but was unillustrated, did not appear until 1903.~This is a handsome copy, fine except for very slight soil and (at the tips) rubbing. This has become a rather scarce book in this condition. Cagle A8a.

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        Los Colores de Anilina de la Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik, Ludwigshafen s/Rhin y su aplicación sobre lana, algodón, seda y otras fibras textiles

      Two plates depicting the company&#39;s chemical factories in Ludwigshafen, Lyon, & Moscow and 621 samples of fabrics & threads on twenty plates. 1 p.l., ix, 561, xii pp. Thick 8vo, orig. cloth, sides & spine lettered in gilt. Ludwigshafen am Rhein: 1902. A very attractive sample book prepared for the Spanish-speaking market. The text describes each dye and the numerous samples demonstrate the dyes&#39; effectiveness. BASF has been one of the world&#39;s largest manufacturers of synthetic dyestuffs and other chemicals for the textile industry. Fine copy with the samples in brilliant and fresh condition. .

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        THE WINGS OF THE DOVE

      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&#39;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, and is a close-to-fine copy, with virtually no external wear or soil; the sole flaw is minor cracking of the rear endpaper -- as usual, as this is a hefty 576-page volume. Supino 56.4.0; Edel & Laurence A56b.

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        The History of South Carolina in the Revolution 1780 - 1783

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1902. First edition, complete with the five maps, appendices and index. Fine. Thick octavo.

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        History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark to the Sources of the Missouri, Across the Rocky Mountains, Down the Columbia River to the Pacific in 1804-6. A Reprint of the Edition of 1814 to Which All the Members of the Expedition Contributed

      New York. New Amsterdam Book Company. 1902. Bound in pictorial decorated cloth. t.e.g. 8vo. 4.5 " x 7.0". First Edition Thus. Illustrated with two Frontispieces and various full paged maps and one large folding map in rear pocket. The rare and superlative Commonwealth Library reprinting of Lewis and Clark&#39;s journals. Very mild tiny staining to very top 1/8 " of fore-edges, else, a Very Fine, bright set with some pages yet uncut.

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        LARGE ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MANY ORIGINAL DRAWINGS all to fellow artist ARTHUR BENTLEY CONNOR

      1902 - 1927. Documents. An exceptional collection of letters and drawings in Very Good to Fine condition. Superb collection of 16 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs) (55 pages) and 5 AUTOGRAPH POSTCARDS SIGNED (APSs) by the illustrator of Winnie-the-Pooh including 18 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, SIGNED with his familiar name "Kip" or "Kipper," dated from 1902 to 1927. Much on art and other artists as well as work habits and family matters. Shepard describes a fishing expedition where he almost caught a porpoise. In one of the last letters he describes the building of his new home. The drawings are of various scenes and include an elaborate one of a locomotive as well as several self-portraits.

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        The Life and Adventures of Santa Clause. With Many Pictures By Mary Cowles Clark

      The Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis 1902 - Original pictorial red cloth (with Santa in a green coat coming climbing into a roof-top chimney], lettered in white and black to upper cover, and black "Santa Claus" outlined in white to spine, illustrated endpapers in grey, black, white and red depicting a traditional Santa and sleigh. Pp. 206 plus 19 colour plates and coloured title-page. The cloth is wonderfully bright and clean. Two paper repairs, a small ink scribble to the white space of p.119, and pencil initals to the front free enpaper, else interior is exceptionally clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DER EISENBAHNER, VOLUMES ONE AND TWO [THE RAILROADMAN]

      Charlottenburg and Magdeburg, Germany: Fritz Hoede [about 1902] A total of 1069 pages with sixteen color plates, three railway maps, numerous engravings, some as foldouts, and index. Both volumes bound in original olive green cloth with extrodinary black, gilt, brown and white illustration of a locomotive pressed into the front covers and spines. The third volume, an atlas of modern vehicles is not present. A very good plus, handsome set.. Hardcovers.

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        UTOPIA, written in Latin by Sir Thomas More. The Discourses of Raphael Hythloday, of the best state of a Common-Wealth.,

      Detroit, 1902. - 8 1/2 x 11. 72 pages. Half vellum over boards, spine label chipped. Light wear, some protruding deckles tanned, near fine. The last Cranbrook book. One 210 copies, printed on handmade paper. This English translation is by Gilbert Burnet. Emulating not only the Kelmscott Press but also Morris' philosophy, Booth was a patron and spokesman for the American Arts & Crafts movement. For Cranbrook House, he commissioned tapestries, wood carvings, furniture, metalwork, glass work, & fine bindings. To the estate, he added schools, museums, gardens, a church designed by Goodhue, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Cité des Eaux *

      Mercure de France, Paris 10.10.1902. - Broché, couverture au motif mercurial ton sur ton imprimée en noir. Menus défauts. Curieux et séduisant exemplaire de cette édition portant recouvrure à la date de 1911, enrichie d'un envoi et d'un quatrain autographes signés de l'auteur à Henry-Louis Mermod. Édition originale avec mention justifiée au fou tamponné, après 5 Japon, 29 Hollande & 3 Chine.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE

      LONDON: WARD, LOCK, AND CO. LTD. VERY GOOD WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1902. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: PRINGLE WAS KIND OF A GENTLEMAN THIEF. THIS IS THE QUEEN'S QUORUM TITLE (# 30) OF LEGENDARY RARITY WHICHQUEEN HIMSELF OPINES WAS "DESTINED TO BECOME THE RAREST VOLUME OFDETECTIVE-CRIME SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY." IN1951 QUEEN REPORTED: "BIBLIOPHILES AND BOOKSCOUTS HAVE SCOURED ENGLANDAND AMERICA, SEEKING IN THE MOST LIKELY AND UNLIKELY PLACES; YET AFTERNEARLY FIFTY YEARS OF EAGLE-EYED AND EXPERT EXCAVATING, THE RECORDEDCOPIES TOTAL EXACTLY SIX- NO MORE, NO LESS." THE ADRIAN GOLDSTONE COPYWHICH WAS RESOLD AT SOTHEBY'S IN DECEMBER 2000 HAS BLUE CLOTH COVEREDBOARDS. ONE WONDERS IF THERE WERE INDEED SO FEW COPIES WHY MORE THAN ONECOLOR OF CLOTH WAS USED, BUT AFTER ANOTHER 55 YEARS SINCE QUEEN MADE THEABOVE STATEMENT ONLY A FEW OTHERS SEEMED TO HAVE TURNED UP SO HISORIGINAL INFORMAL CENSUS MAY BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN EXAGERATION WHICHWAS HOW IT WAS CHARACTERIZED IN THE 1981 ADRIAN GOLDSTONE CATALOGUE. REDCLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH GILT TITLES ON SPINE AND FRONT COVER WITHVIGNETTE IN WHITE, NOW PERISHED, ON THE FRONT COVER, WITH 4 FULL PAGEILLUSTRATIONS BY FRED PEGRAM, AND 2 PAGE CATALOGUE FOLLOWING PAGE 198.OTHER THAN A PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME ON THE FRONT PASTE-DOWN ENDPAPER, ANORIGINAL BOOK SELLER'S STAMP "J. A. FULKERSON/ SHOAL LAKE MAN." ON THEFRONT FREE ENDPAPER, SOME TINY SPOTTING AT THE HEEL OF THE SPINE, SOMEMODEST RESTORATION TO THE SURFACE OF THE UPPER COVER TO REPAIR SOME WATERDAMAGE, SOME SCATTERED TOBACCO STAINS IN THE TEXT, AND A FEW DOG-EAREDPAGES, A VERY NICE CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY.. Keywords: QUEEN'S QUORUM, DETECTIVE STORIES, CRIME STORIES.

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        11 MANUSCRIPT DIARIES

      Bucks County, Pennsylvania.. 1902 - 1915.. Hardback volumes.. Overall VG.. William Antrim Flowers was born to Charles McCane (sometimes written MacKane) Flowers and Margaret Hooper Rhoads on March 21, 1832 in Champaign County, Ohio, on a farm known as the Mahan Farm. His memoir begins with the statement of his birth and then takes the story back to the birth of his father in 1804 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The memoir is a rich storehouse of family genealogy and history as the story follows his immediate family and relatives as they move and settle about the Midwest in the early 19th century. William writes of traveling by wagon and passing through the Miami Indian village, which was quite the curiosity to him and his siblings. His father was a shoemaker and his mother and grandmother were weavers, and Flowers at times helped them. He records what classes were taught and what books were used in the schools he attended, including describing how his father bought a ÒPeter ParleyÓ geography book for beginners. William at times worked as a teamster, a wagon driver, a teacher and a dairy farmer. He traveled on the Erie Canal, saw the first McCormick reaper in 1855, built log homes and cabins. Genealogy sources list a first wife, one Jane Harris, but William does not mention her or this marriage in the memoir. He married Margaret I. Jones on February 15, 1858 and had six children with her, two prior to enlisting in the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery in February of 1865, one son born during the war, and 3 more children after the war. William devotes 40 pages to describing his experiences in the war including descriptions of the 114th Colored Regiment Infantry and the 44th Colored Regiment, traveling to Lookout Mountain, the death of Abraham Lincoln and much more. His memoir closes with the recording of MargaretÕs funeral in 1882. In 1897 William married Lillian Rich and had one son, Palmer Rich Flowers in 1899 when he was 67 and Lillian was 36. The ten diaries begin with 5 pages of accounts receivable entries dating from February 26 to December 1900, then a description of the summer of 1901. The diaries begin in earnest on February 5, 1902 and continue with daily entries until May 1, 1915. All ten books are written in pencil by William at their farm in Edgewood, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where He, Lillian and Palmer had returned to live. The volumes are replete with descriptions of farm and community activities, weather, crops (asparagus, rhubarb, corn, apples, etc.), markets, the activities of family and friends, giving one an intimate look into the daily lives of a farming couple in the first fifteen years of the 20th century. Sprinkled liberally throughout the diaries were numerous newspaper clippings Ð news, recipes, farming information, medical cures, poems, etc. William lived a very active life until only a few days before his death of pneumonia. Lillian records his activities from April 7 until his death on April 12, 1915 at the age of 83. She poignantly describes his final moments and the void his passing left in her heart. She states that their son Palmer was shocked on waking up and finding his father had died, but then says Òbut got up like a little man and went about the chores.Ó She describes the arrangements, family arriving from about the area, and then funeral on the 15th with all its attendant family and activities. On the 29th she writes Òwe were alone.Ó But life went on. Friday, April 30th Ð ÒPalmer went to Langhorne with asp[aragus] and rhu[barb].Ó The final words in William Antrim FlowersÕ diaries are LillianÕs ÒSaturday, May 1st Ð clear and cool.Ó During the years of 1900 until his death, William was querying cousins and others in an effort to pull together the family genealogy. Nearly all of the loose sheets contain copious notes of birth, marriage and death dates of many branches of the Flowers family Ð Flowers, Rhoads, Rich, Bailey, Couch, Everett, Cox, McClintock, Campbell and more. The Correspondence from various cousins attest to their examining family bibles, cemetery records and the like to record as much data as they could to send to him. Truly, a treasure trove of family history, although much work still to be done to sort out the names and hang them all on the proper branches of the FlowersÕ family tree.

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      Privately Printed, December, 1902. Sextodecimo. Original pink boards, titles and illustration to front board in black. Colour frontispiece, 15 colour plates. Cover lightly soiled, Rubbing to corners and spine with loss, crack down spine, ownership name above inscription, some internal repairs. Overall a good copy. Rare inscribed. First edition, one of 500 copies privately printed for Beatrix Potter a year before Warne&#39;s trade edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For the Gloucester Infirmary Bazaar from Beatrix Potter". The text of this edition is considerably longer than that of the first trade, and the cover incorporates a vignette illustration which was never used again. Beatrix Potter evidently failed to sell all 500 privately printed copies and retained a few for her own use.

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        A History of the Peninsular War

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, , 1902?30. 7 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spines, gilt roundels to the boards. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each, numerous plates and maps, many of them folding, throughout. A little rubbed and soiled, spines unevenly sunning as usual, endpapers renewed in all but volume II, spine of volume relined and a little wrinkled, volumes IV and VI neatly rebacked with the original spines laid down, contents clean and complete, a very good set. First editions. The finest account of a single campaign in the English language, "based upon minute knowledge of many hitherto unexplored sources, not least upon the Vaughan papers at All Souls. Oman travelled widely in Spain and Portugal to acquaint himself with the detailed topography of the campaigns and battlefields: at home and abroad his work won full recognition and upon it his reputation most securely rests" (DNB). Volumes VI and VII, published in 1922 and 1930 respectively, are remarkably scarce, the hiatus of eight years imposed by the Great War, and the attrition resulting from it, having presumably eroded the number of possible subscribers. Complete sets in anything approaching collectable condition are decidedly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Exceptional Photograph, folio, caption and inscription in French, by A. Melbye & Corot, Paris, May, 1902

      This is a sepia toned portrait photograph of Pissarro, a head and shoulders side view, taken in 1902 showing the artist with long beard. The photograph is attached to its original matte. Other writing also shows on the matte in another hand. Attached on verso is a typewritten caption in French indicating the photograph was exhibited at the Salon du Paris 1859 to 1870. Pissarro's son, Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro) also an artist, inscribed, signed and dated his inscription, "Monsieur Albert Martin Manzana Pissarro, Paris, May 1922."

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        [Manuscript]: "The Harvard Base Ball Season of 1902" in Harvard Graduates&#39; Magazine

      1902. First. Seven pages Signed at the conclusion by Barrett Wendell of the class of &#39;77, undated but presumably 1902. A little soiling and finger smudging (probably by typesetters), else about fine. Each page lightly rubberstamped with the name of Harvard Graduates&#39; Magazine where we assume it appeared. The team&#39;s season was marred by injuries and disqualifications of players but with the help of Boston&#39;s Cy Young, who worked with the pitchers, and "Wee Willie" Keeler of Brooklyn, who worked with the hitters, the team went 21-3. Wendell was an early contributor to the Harvard Lampoon and went on to become an important educator. His course in English Composition at Harvard was an influence on a great many writers, and the textbook that he developed was the standard college text for decades. He is credited with being the first Harvard Professor to offer American Literature as an object of systematic historical and critical study. Baseball manuscripts of this vintage are uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Collected Works Of William Hazlitt

      J M Dent, 1902. Very good, ex Art Club of Phiadelphia Library, paper label of same on ffeps, small neat catalogue number in lower margin of a page near the end, very slight tanning to page edges, moderate wear to spine ends and corners. Hardback, 8vo, complete twelve volume set, approximately 450 pp per volume, frontispiece portraits, top edges gilt, fore and lower edges untrimmed, blue cloth, gilt spines edited by A R Waller and Arnold Glover; with an introduction by W E Henley; limited edition of 350 for America of which this is copy number 62.

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        The Wallace Collection: Paintings and Objets D&#39;Art Introduction to Objets by Lady Dilke

      London: Goupil & Co, 1902-1903. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter black morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good. 4 vols/No Dust Jacket. Folio, 39 x 32 cm. Limited editions -- [Painting] copy 18 of 250, [Objets] copy 18 of 200. Painting volumes with 100 reproductions, most in two states, including mounted india-proof photogravures. Illustrations present Italian School, Dutch School, Flemish School, Spanish School, French Schools 17th-19th Centuries and British Art. Catalogue of Paintings & Water-Coulor Drawings at Hertford House. Objets volumes with reproductions, most in two states including mounted india-proof photogravures. Table of Contents: Illustrations in the text and Index to Full-Page Plates (Views of the Galleries, Sculpture, Painting, Decorative Arts). The Museum opened to the public in 1900, A condition of the bequest was that no object ever leave the collection, even for loan exhibitions. Original wrappers bound-in, dampstains to first and last few leaves, some marginal toning not affecting images, the Painting volumes lack small portions at lower backstrip, marbled endpapers. Very heavy set will require additional postage.

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        Revue d'Histoire de Lyon Etude.Documents.Bibliographie

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

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        The Birds of Ohio (Signed Author's Edition): A Complete, Scientific and Popular Description of the 320 Species of Birds Found in the State, Illustrated by 80 Plates in Color-Photography, and More then 200 Original Half-Tones, Showing the Favorite Haunts of the Birds, Flocking, Feeding, Nesting, Etc., from Photographs Taken by the Author and Others.

      The Wheaton Publishing Co. 1902 - Hardback copyright 1902; Author's Edition, no. 201 of 1000 copies, signed by author; heavy text block tight and square, clean green cloth boards with gilt lettering; copious b&w photos and gorgeous color plates along with comprehensive text; only discernible defect is a split along top 2/3 of gutter along the front paste-down; 670 clean, glossy pages (mbr). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT

      Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., 1902-03. The Uniform Edition. Cloth. Very Good +. Twenty-two volumes complete. Green cloth, faded to a robin&#146;s egg blue on spines, with leather labels lettered in gilt. Frontispiece illustrations. This is a special edition of this scarce set, the &#147;Publisher&#146;s Edition&#148;, it was presented to the publishing house of Houghton, Mifflin Company of Boston.  At the time of publication this was the most complete of all Collected editions. It was the basis for the &#147;Elkhorn Edition&#148; which would be expanded to twenty-eight volumes by Scribner&#146;s and published from 1906 to 1920. The Gebbie set contains; The Winning Of The West; The Wilderness Hunter; The Strenuous Life; The Naval war of 1812; Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail; The Rough Riders; New York; American Ideals; Hunting Trips of a Ranchman; Oliver Cromwell; Thomas Hart Benton; Gouverneur Morris; and, Hero tales From American History. Relatively unknown today, rarely found complete. A beautifully printed set with great provenance. Spines lightly soiled.

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        Night Before Christmas

      New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., 1902. First edition, second state binding (first was softcover without the picture of Santa on the cover). Some very faint smudging on endpapers, else a nice, bright copy. Large quarto.

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        Souvenir. Acis and Galatea Masque of Love

      London: The Purcell Operatic Society,, 1902. As Produced at the Great Queen Street Theatre, March 10th, 1902. By Martin Shaw and Gordon Craig. Perfect bound. Original brown wrappers printed in black. 19 plates by Edward Gordon Craig, of which 1 is tipped-in on brown paper. Wrappers rubbed and creased along the edges, a few small spots to lower wrapper, text leaves faintly toned but plates clean. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of this souvenir booklet produced to accompany Gordon Craig&#39;s second foray into theatre design, the 1902 Purcell Operatic Society production of Acis and Galatea. As the son of superstar actress Ellen Terry, Craig had grown up in the theatre and acted from the time he was a child. During the 1890s he became friends with the artists James Pryde and William Nicholson, who encouraged him to take up wood engraving, which he embraced "wholeheartedly, with a boyish, breathless, energy&#133; This spontaneous, affectionate approach to creativity was an aspect of his character that articulated his entire life, embracing also the tone of his writing and his theatre design" (ODNB). Though he had retired from acting in 1897, Craig still longed for the stage, and was able to combine his theatrical and artistic passions by working as a theatre designer. "His first production, Dido and Aeneas (1900) for the Purcell Society at the Hampstead Conservatoire, was revolutionary&#133; This production was followed by Handel&#39;s Acis and Galatea (1902) at the Great Queen Street Theatre, where it was described by Granville Barker as &#39;an ever-shifting maze of colour, form, and motion&#39;. Haldane McFall observed to Craig that the colours in the first act were &#39;good enough to eat&#39;" (ODNB). This is a particularly attractive copy of the Acis & Galatea souvenir programme, a scarce and fragile publication that includes 19 plates of theatre and costume designs by Gordon Craig from the beginning of his legendary career as a theatre designer.

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        The Book of the Child

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1902. First edition. Large squarish folio. Original color tinted paper covered boards, beige cloth spine. Cover insert on front and back by Smith, seven full page color plates, three by Jessie Willcox Smith and four by Elizabeth Shippen Green. Six headpiece drawings in orange and black by Smith, six by Green. First and only edition (except for an English edition of lesser quality printed after this release) of what is universally considered Smith&#39;s greatest book, both in size and color and composition, produced in colaboration with Elizabeth Shippen Green at the starting point of both artist&#39;s graphic art prowess. The book is noteworthy on many accounts. It was the largest colorplate book for children issued in the United States (with a few minor exceptions), it was printed by the acclaimed and accomplished color process leader, Charles W. Beck, Jr., who would subsequently join with Smith on a number of other books. Finally, the book stands out as a highpoint in compositional genius, artfully combining the complementary skills of two leading illustrators of the period in large format book for children.

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        Yachigusa [Eight Thousand Blades of Grass]

      Kyoto: Unkindo, 1902 [Meiji 35]. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. pale pink cloth in Japanese style stitched binding with title label. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 16 leaves. 25 x 17.5 cm. Twenty-nine pochoir plates of kimono designs, including one double-paged in an array of traditional styles and colors, mostly floral by Ueno Seiko, the designer, and issued by an important Kyoto design house. Covers lightly soiled.

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        Seven Hundred (700) Chess Problems

      London: Henry Sotheran. 1902. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, 1902. Quarto, original blue cloth gilt, all edges gilded, unpaginated but about 400 pp., text printed in dark blue and red, elegantly printed first with the problems and 50pp of &#39;solutions&#39; at the end. RARE in this condition; it is excellent, crisp and bright.

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