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        The Virginian

      Macmillan, New York 1902 - First edition. Rebound in three quarter dark blue morocco with marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, with the original cloth front panel and spine bound in the rear. Ink owner name on the verso of the added marbled endpaper, light rubbing, near fine. Signed under the half title "by Owen Wister Oct 3. 1917." The seminal Western, generally considered the first cowboy novel and the book that defined the genre. Filmed numerous times. Although copies are occasionally offered with Wister letters, actual signed copies of the book are scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Scraps of African Methodist Episcopal History

      Philadelphia: A.M.E. Book Concern, 1902. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. frontis (portrait), illustrations (mostly portraits), xiv, 421p. Recent quarterbinding. 21cm. Former owner's address labels in blank margin of one plate and one text leaf. Edge tears on a few leaves. Corner clipped on one leaf. Light scattered foxing. No jacket. We have another copy which had a label pasted on the copyright page stating that the book was copyrighted by the author and dated November, 1902. This copy has no such label.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        The Sea Lady

      London: Methuen (1910), 1902. First Edition . Red Cloth. Fine. 31 Pp. + 47 Pp Publisher's Catalog At Rear. First Edition Sheets And First Edition Red Cloth Binding With 1902 Date On Title Page, But With 1910 Catalog At Rear. A Philosophical Fantasy, With A Starring Mermaid. Probably Wells' Least Successful Work, Now More Appreciated. A Stunningly Fine Copy, Absolutely Bright, With A Trace Of Bumping At Edges. This Is The Copy Which Belonged To Wells Fan And Indiana Poet And Novelist George Barr Mccutcheon, With His Personalized Engraved Bookplate On The Front Pastedown. There Is Also The Attractive Bookplate Of Anne J. Smith On Ffep, With A Naked Eve Holding An Apple In Which Lies A Tiny Book. The Book Is Enclosed In A Custom Half-Leather Case, With A Cloth Sleeve ( A Matching Case With Men Like Gods Is Also Available). Nice Copies Of This Book Are Apparently Rarer Than Even His Sf Classics.

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        ECCE MUNDUS -- INDUSTRIAL IDEALS AND THE BOOK BEAUTIFUL

      Printed by the Chiswick Press for the Hammersmith Publishing Company, 1902 Pagination: unpaginated [38 pp.] which were beautifully printed at the Chiswick Press on fine paper. Of course, the special feature of this copy is that it was also bound at Cobden-Sanderson's DOVES BINDERY.Arts & Crafts designed bookplate of Ernst Beeckman with the inscription on the front flyleaf: "For Mr. and Mrs. Beckman. June 1911" (in an unknown hand). This binding may be related to catalogue entry 582 in Marianne Tidcombe's THE DOVES BINDERY, which mentions two copies of pattern numbered 742, and being bound as "the covers are tooled with a small corner design of rose leaves," but we are unsure this fully relates to our copy so therefore inconclusive.

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        The Wings of the Dove.

      Archibald Constable, London., 1902. First U.K. edition. The American edition appeared nine days earlier. Octavo. pp [iv], 576, 16 adverts. Original blue cloth decorated in blind and lettered in gilt. 4000 copies printed. Faint contemporary (1906) ownership inscription on half-title. Faint stain at tail of spine. Inner hinges a little cracked. Endpapers a little spotted. Very good indeed.

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        The Midland Medical Journal. The official organ of the Birmingham and District General Medical Practitioners' Union. vol. 1

      Birmingham: Allday Ltd, 1902, Hardcover, First Edition. Good copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth, edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Provenance; includes a presentation bookplate from the Birmingham Medical Institute, being presented by Dr. Notley. Physical description; 228 pages. Subjects; The Midland Medical Journal. General Medical Practitioners' Union. Birmingham district. Medical periodicals. Volume one, 1909. Genre; Periodical. 228 pages. Inventory No: 238540.

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        The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters: Its Festivals and Folk-Lore

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Very Good. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. 1 of 500 copies. Bound in blue cloth. Gilt title to spine and front board. Gilt illustration to front board. Frontispece image of a Tattooed Kayan Married Woman. An uncommonly nice, tight & bright copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages .

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        The Hound of Baskervilles

      George Newnes LTD, London 1902 - "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. First UK edition, first printing. First issue point: typo on page 13, line 3, which has "you" for "your". Published by George Newnes, Limited, London, 1902. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates. 12mo [5" x 7 3/8"], 359 pp. Bound in the publisher's original pictoral maroon cloth. Front board and spine lettered and illustrated in gold and black. The book is in good minus condition. Minor shelf wear to the boards, with a spot of discoloration at the rear board. Scuffing to the edges and corners with a ding to the top edge of the rear board. The front endpaper is missing as well as one of the plates. The front hinge is cracked. Foxing to the fore-edges and lightly scattered throughout the textblock. The textblock is largely clean, bright, and unmarked. The binding is starting. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H6-57) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books and Bindery]
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        The Holy Land Painted by John Fulleylove.

      

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        THE NOVELS OF WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH (Complete in 20 Volumes, Windsor Edition)

      London: Gibbings & Co. Limited, 1902. Finely bound set in contemporary, matching red morocco in an 'Arts and Crafts' style with gilt lettering and floral gilt decoration to the spine. Red marbled and gold paper-covered boards matching end papers; top edge gilt. Limited edition of 2,000 copies; letterpress and pictorial title pages; b/w plates with captioned tissue guards. Bindings very good with slight wear only, contents clean and tight; attractive engraved bookplates of Frederick Freke Palmer to the front paste-downs, otherwise more or less unmarked, no inscriptions, a few page edges slightly scruffy where untidily opened. A very attractive set in very good condition. The set includes: The Flitch of Bacon in 1 volume; Tower of London in 2 volumes; Saint James in 1 volume; Old St. Paul's in 2 volumes; Guy Fawkes in 2 volumes; Windsor Castle in 2 volumes; The Star Chamber in 1 volume; The Spendthrift in 1 volume; Crichton in 2 volumes; Rookwood in 2 volumes; The Miser's Daughter in 2 volumes and Jack Sheppard in 2 volumes. [Note on provenance: Frederick Freeke Palmer was a well-known London lawyer.] . Half Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo (11.5 x 17.5cm).

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        S.W. Harbor Almanac for July, 1899; The S.W.H. Almanac for the Summer of 1901; & The Bar Harbor and S.W. H. Almanac for the Summer of 1902

      Byerly Printing Co, 1902. First and Only edition. Illustrated by F. P. Byerly. 3 vols. 32mo. Blue, red and green printed sewn wrappers. Fine. First and Only edition. Illustrated by F. P. Byerly. 3 vols. 32mo. NEVER SEEN. Amateur printing.

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        Wappen-Sammlung.

      Kahla A Weller ff 1902 - Mit über 2660 auf Tafeln montierten farbigen Sammelbildern mit Wappendarstellungen. 35 x 27,5 cm. Lose in illustrierter roter Orig.-Leinenkassette (etwas berieben und fleckig, ein Gelenk geklebt) mit Deckeltitel: "Sammel-Album für Wappen". (048). Enthält über 2660 mehrfarbige Wappendarstellungen des hohen und niederen Adels sowie Adelsfamilien, vornehmlich deutscher Herkunft. - Beiliegend zwei Hefte "Wappenbeschreibungen zu der Wappensammlung in Buntdruck" sowie einige Nachträge. - Nur vereinzelt leichte Altersspuren. - Insgesamt gut erhalten und selten.

      [Bookseller: Sächsisches Auktionshaus & Antiquariat]
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        2eme Congrès international des Oeuvres et Institutions féminines tenu au Palais des Congrès de l'Exposition Universelle de 1900 (18 au 23 juin 1900) sous la Présidence d'honneur de Léon Bourgeois et sous la présidence de Madmoiselle Sarah Monod (4 volumes)

      Imprimerie typographique Charles Blot, Paris 1902 - 654, 825, 633, 468 p. Ex libris du Fraser Institute. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livresse]
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        Where, When, and How to Catch Fish on the East Coast of Florida (in rare dust jacket)

      Buffalo & New York: The Matthews-Northrup Works, 1902, 1st edition - 8vo. Gregg's attractively produced work detailing the various species of game fish to be caught along Florida's east coast including tarpon, bass, etc., and his adventures in pursuit of them. Illustrated with numerous engravings of fish and tackle, but highlighted by 12 beautiful colored plates of fish. Large folding map at rear. Deep red cloth with bright gilt boat and fish vignette on upper board, small bump to upper corner. Original end papers, front inner hinge just starting. In the rare pictorial dust jacket with a few tiny chips [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic Arms Books]
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        NAPOLEON RACONTE PAR L'IMAGE D'APRES LES SCULPTEURS, LES GRAVEURS ET LES PEINTRES

      Librairie Hachette, Paris 1902 - Nouvelle Edition Remaniee. Quarto. [iv], iv, 388p. Profusely illustrated, including a chapter on Napoleon's handwriting. Handsomely bound in dark green morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and Napoleonic panel ornaments, the bands surrounded by gilt rules and with dotted rules on the bands. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les mammifères de la province de Québec

      Québec, Dussault et Proulx, 1902, in-8, 286 pp, broché, couverture jaune imprimée de l'éditeur, Édition originale. Figures sur bois dans le texte. Cachet de l'institut catholique de Paris. Couverture défraîchie. Essai de Bibliographie Canadienne II, n° 665. De la faculté catholique de Paris, Cachet annulé

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Fine Certificate, in Russian with translation,

      1902 - saying that "Under the Most August Patronage of Her Majesty the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna," wife of Nicholas II, "the Board of Trustees of the Imperial Philanthropic Society for Collecting Donations for the Education and Placing of Poor Children in Trade, hereby award Alexander Vasilievich Porogov the right to wear the Silver Medal prescribed by the Council . as a Donor to the aforesaid Trust", signed by the President (R. Shitsisov) and Head of the Medal Department (Shcherbakov), printed in red, gold, silver and black, fine arms of the Russian Empire including the arms of Moscow on the eagle's breast and of the ancient provinces on its wings, elaborate border with shields, one bearing "full member 10th May 1893", red paper seal of the Society, chromolithographed by Stadler and Pattinot, 1 side 16" x 10½", St. Petersburg, 28th August [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Album of watercolours and photographs.

      1902 - Beautiful Watercolours of Madagascar 68 original photographs, various sizes, from 58 by 70mm to 180 by 240mm, nearly all captioned in ink & 19 watercolours, various sizes, from 200 by 120mm to 170 by 250mm, signed with initials or full name. Oblong 4to. Original green cloth, rebacked. Madagascar, 1895 - A well-executed album compiled and drawn by Henri Letrillard, a French officer serving in Madagascar, transformed by the 19 watercolours in his hand, which are made with wit and vigour and vividly illuminate the domestic life of the military administration of the island. The years 1896 to 1904 saw a series of insurrections led against the French military and other foreign influences. The French, using their experience in Indo-China used the counter-insurgency ?oil-spot? principle, where secure bases were established, from which a ring of stability would spread. Letrillard appears to have served in two such settlements, Madirovalo and Namorako, both some way inland from the north-west coast. Both Madirovalo and Namorako had defended bases, with lookout towers, surrounded by wooden ramparts and drawbridges. These stockades are shown several times in his watercolours but not in the photographs, nor in any other photographs we have seen before of Madagascar. The photographs capture scenes of daily life showing both settlers and natives, views of Diego Suarez, Vohemar, Nossi Bè [sic], Antananarivo and Mahajunga (sometimes spelt here Majunga), and one photograph of Djibouti. One large photograph is of a firing squad ?le peloton d'éxecution? at Majunga: the victim is not in the frame, but the event is well attended by onlookers. The caption records the officer in charge of the firing squad was later killed by the enemy in Lampasika. The album concludes with numerous shots of French soldiers at camp including an exceptional photograph of soldiers on a hunting trip, posing very theatrically in front of their tent. The watercolours are titled: 1. Garde Principal - Garde Civile Indigine de Madagascar Tenue d'Europe. 2. Souvenir de Madagascar - L'apperitif au Cape du Cercle a Majungae. 3. Vue generale de Madirovalo - Vue pase du Mirador du Poste - Decembre 1897. 4. Souvenir de Madagascar - Grande Rue de Madirovalo Novembre 1897. 5. Souvenir de Madagascar - Place de Nadirovalo - Novembre 97. 6. Souvenir de Madagascar - Rova de Madirovalo ma case - Celle du Chef de Poste Novembre 97. 7. Souvenir de Madagascar - Un coin du Rova de Madirovalo [Dec 1897]. 8. Entree Rova de Madirovalo - Madagascar [Dec 1897]. 9. Garde Civile de Indigine de Madagascar Mon Sergent [1897]. 10. Souvenir de Madagascar - Grande Rue de Madirovalo [1898]. 11. Souvenir de Madagascar - Entree du Rova de Madirovalo, vue prise de l'interieur de ma case. [1898]. Showin his desk, with his pipe, pictures and a periodical, and the drawbridge to the stockade beyond. 12. Ceci represente le Chef de poste du Namoroka. [1898]. With the surreal text ?Ceci represente le Chef de Poste du Namoroko s'amusant avec l'intensite d'un poisson dans une guitare, ou si l'on aime mieux en rason proportionelle a ses appointements.? - ?This picture shows the head of the mission at Namoroka, amusing himself with the intensity of a fish in a guitar, or if you prefer, proportionally to his salary? 13. Souvenir de Madagascar. Vue interieur du Poste du Namoroka (Ambongo) Madagascar [Aug 1898]. 14. Souvenir de Madagascar. Vue interieur du Poste du Namoroka (cote Ouest) Ambongo Madagascar [Aug 1898]. 15. Souvenir de Madagascar. Poste du Namoroka (cote Est) Ambongo - Madagascar [Sept 1898]. 16. Souvenir de Madagascar. La chaste epouse de mon caporal (femme Betsimisara) [Sept 1898] 17. Coive de la Mabarary (reconnaisance du chute de Laizony) [July 1898]. 18. Ma Case au village de Madirovalo (1899). 19. Poste de Madirovalo (vue du Campe 1899). Letrillard (1872-1940) entered the military in 1890, and was posted to Madagascar in 1896. Six years later, he was sent to the Congo where he worked as a clerk in the [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Table de Récapitulation des Principaux Résulats des Observations hydrométriques suisses pou l?année 1893. Années 1897 à 1899. 4 Volumes. Tabellarische Zusammenstellung der Haupt-Ergebnisse der Schweizerischen hydrometrischen Beobachtungen für das Jahr 1893. Jahre 1897 bis 1899. 4 Bände. Tableaux graphiques des Observations hydrométriques suisses et des températures de l?air et des hauteurs pluviales pour l?année 1900 avec Table de Récapitulation des Principaux Résulats des Observations hydrométriques suisses pou l?année 1900. Années 1900 à 1916. 17 Doubles volumes. Graphische Darstellungen der Schweizerichen hydrometrischen Beobachtungen und der Luft. Temperaturen und Niederschlags-Höhne für das Jahr 1900 mit Tabellarische Zusammenstellung

      Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von der hydrometrichen Abteilung des eidgenössichen Oberbauinspektorates / Eidgenössichen hydrometrichen Bureau / Abteilung für Landeshydrographie des schweiz. Departments des Innern / Eidgenössiche Amt für Wasserwirtschaft. - Travail exécuté par la Section hydrométrique de l?Inspectorat fédéral des travaux publics / Bureau hydrométrique fédéral / Division de l?Hydrographie nationale du Département fédéral de l?intérieur / Service fédéral des Eaux. 1902 - 1919, Berne - Bern, - illustré, illustriert, broché, Broschiert, Edition bilingue Français-Allemand. Zweisprachige Ausgabe Französisch-Deutsch. Bon état. In gutem Zustand.

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        A Manual of Palaearctic Birds

      London, H.E. Dresser, 1902, in-8, 2 vol, 922 pages en numérotation continue, broché, couvertures imprimées de l'éditeur, Première édition, exemplaire bien complet en 2 tomes. L'auteur à ici abrégé ses précédents écrits où il parle des oiseaux du Paléarctique. Les 2 tomes sont composés de 1215 fiches recensant les oiseaux habitant ou migrant dans le paléarctique par fiche ainsi que d'un index anglais et d'un index général. Ripley & Scribner-81.

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        HÉMIASYNERGIE, LATÉROPULSION ET MYOSIS BULBAIRES AVEC HÉMIANESTHÉSIE ET HÉMIPLÉGIE CROISÉES

      Paris, Masson 1902 - In-8° broché, couverture d'attente moderne rempliée, pièce de titre sur le plat. La couverture imprimée d'origine est conservée, 7 pages et un feuillet blanc. (cf. GARRISON & MORTON 4589 et HOMBOURGER 26, Dagobert Asmara III,26). Première édition très rare, de ce mémoire extrêmement précieux dans lequel les fameux neurologues décrivent le syndrome bulbaire qui porte leur nom. Il est extrait, repaginé, sous une nouvelle couverture, des comptes-rendus de la Société de Neurologie, séance du 17 avril 1902. Il fait partie des publications de Babinski les plus recherchées et est l'un des cinq syndromes découverts par Babinski avec celui de Babinski-Frolich, de Babinski-Vaquez, de Babinski-Froment et d'Anton-Babinski. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Collection de 124 Carnets de bal du Xviii. siècle formée par M. Bernard Franck a Paris de l'année 1875 au 23 avril 1902.

      Gerschel, s.a. (primi '900), Paris, - Cm. 33, con frontespizio in rosso e nero ritratto a piena pagina di Bernard Franck, due tavole a piena pagina raffiguranti l'intera collezione e 248 fotografie applicate su cartoncino con la descrizione dettagliata di ognuno degli oggetti della collezione. Solida ed elegante legatura originale in mezzo marocchino con ampie punte e titoli in oro a dorso e piatto. Tagli dorati. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Entro custodia. Edizione impressa in soli 20 esemplari. Prestigioso catalogo della collezione che Mr Franck diede J.P. Morgan il quale, a sua volta. la donò al Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SCARLET SEAL: A TALE OF THE BORGIAS. By Dick Donovan [pseudonym]

      London: John Long, 1902.. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6 [7] 8-312 + 30-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1903" inserted at rear, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in red, white and black, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. A historical romance in which a witch's curse appears to be fulfilled. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 193. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips, and along outer joints, a very good copy. (#149470)

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        A chart of the World on Mercator's projection,

      ... shewing the principal ocean steam routes, the submarine telegraphs &c. London : Edward Stanford, [c. 1902]. Chromolithographs map (dimensions 62 x 110.5 cm, overall 70.5 x 114 cm), dissected into 40 sections, linen backed and housed in original cloth slipcase with printed title label. A fine colour printed chart of the world featuring the dominions of the British Empire in pink. Small inset hemisphere maps of the Antarctic and Arctic to the lower corners. Stanford’s yellow printed advertisements to folded end sections on linen verso. Both the map chart and the case in superb condition. No printed date, but evidently very early 1900’s. The imprint to the case label gives Stanford’s address as being 26 & 27 Cockspur Street whilst the imprint to the lower margin of the chart states 12, 13, and 14 Long Acre; the firm moved to the latter address in 1900. The case label also states that Stanfords were the Geographers to the Queen, whilst on the advertisements they are Geographers to the King, presumably Edward VII. A fine example

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        Pratiques et croyances des Malgaches relatives aux accouchements et à la médecine infantile

      Paris, Maloine, 1902, in-8, grand , 94, (2) pages, toile grise moderne (première de couveture d'origine conservée), Première édition de cette thèse de doctorat soutenue à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris. Malgré l'intérieur des premières pages fragilisé, bon exemplaire

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        Henry VIII. , by A. F. Pollard, M. A

      Paris, London, New York, Goupil, 1902, Hardback, Limited Edition. A fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 302 pages; An exceptional limited edition, no. 133 of only 1150 copies. Excellent plates with letterpress, tissue-guards. Description: vii, 302 p. 12 illus. , 31 pl. (incl. Port. , facsim. ) 34 cm. Subjects: Henry VIII, King of England 1491-1547. 302 pages. Inventory No: 105222.

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        Henry VIII

      London. Goupil and Company. 1902. Regally bound in gilt ruled scarlet crushed morocco and cloth covered boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with most elaborate gilt tooled fleural motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Marbled endsheets. Top edge gilded. Thick Folio. 10.0" x 11.0". The rare Deluxe Limited Edition limited to 250 numbered copies on Japanese Paper of which this is #110. Illustrated throughout 43 full paged tissue-guarded plate engravings with an additional suite of engravings at rear. A fabulously bound, rare limited issued of Pollard's esteemed opus. Headpiece very mildly chipped. Corners very gently bumped. A Fine crisp copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        How to Trap Wild Animals and Other Valuable Information.

      Daily Market Record, [c1902]., Minneapolis: - 32mo, pamphlet, original pictorial wrappers, illustrated 24 pp. Normal aging; otherwise near fine. A rather scarce title on trapping, that appears to have been published in a few editions. OCLC/Worldcat locates copies of the 1905 and 1911 installments, but no copies of the 1902 edition. Provides illustrated details on how to trap raccoons, shunks and mink. This is a promotional pamphlet on trapping put out by the American Trap Company. OCLC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Pothunters

      A&C Black, London 1902 - 8vo, pp. 272. Original blue boards, lettered in silver to spine, loving cup in silver to front panel. One small and slight scuff mark to centre of spine, light wear to spine ends, corners a trifle bumped. Offsetting to endpapers, and very light and very occasional spotting to text edges. An all but near fine copy. Frontispiece and nine plates by R. Noel Pocock. First edition of the author's first book. First issue, with no advertisements, and with silver loving cup to front board. First published in serial (and slightly condensed) form in Public School Magazine, January--March 1902. '[I]n 1900, [boys' magazine] The Captain appeared, and in the first number was a serial by Fred Swainson called Acton's Feud. It began, I remember, 'Shannon, the old international, had brought a hot side down to play the school.' and if there has ever been a better opening line than that, I have never come across it. It was something entirely new in school stories -- the real thing -- and it inflamed me to do something in that line myself. If it hadn't been for Acton's Feud, I doubt if I would ever have written a school story.' (PGW to Richard Usborne, 11 January 1852, cited by Ratcliffe) Three cheers, then, for Fred Swainson: Wodehouse's first book is a vivid, funny, exciting boy's story, with all the genre's usual moralising and sentimentalism swept away, and written by someone who, at the time of its publication, was still barely more than a boy himself -- just twenty years old. Wodehouse knew his audience, and The Pothunters set his course for the rest of the decade. Not as scarce as the first books of most major authors, for some reason, but very scarce in such eminently collectable condition. McIlvaine A-1a

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        [Loose Photo Album Pages]: Alabama

      Alabama. 1902-1907. Six loose album pages containing 60 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring around 3" x 3", some with captions. Near fine photos with some fading.A collection of photos beginning in 1902 revolving around a family from Alabama. The earliest photos are taken in Selma and show images of the Schuh-Miller Lumber Company including a log train, their "first office," and the lumber yard itself. The most obvious inference is that these images were taken by one of the owners of the lumberyard. The next section of photos from 1903 show the family around their home. One of these photos shows the family's children posed with their African-American maids. An uncaptioned page shows some horse drawn wagons with animals including elephants which appear to be part of a circus. Other photos show African-Americans working on a railroad and another page of African-Americans on a Selma street. A page from 1907 shows the state funeral of Senator John Tyler Morgan. These photos are captioned "hearse containing Morgan's body," "Alabama National Guard leading Senator Morgan's funeral carriage," and "temporary tent over Morgan's grave."An interesting collection of photographs kept by an Alabama family at the turn of the century. .

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        Ancient Peruvian art;: Contributions to the archaeology of the empire of the Incas. 4 volume set.

      Berlin, A. Asher & Co.; New York, Dodd, Mead & Co. 1902 - Four folio volumes, complete. 51 x 38 cm. Originally issued in 15 parts, in 10 portfolios. Limited edition of 200 copies. 165 plates, some color. Modern green cloth and brown cloth. Library markings. Scattered spotting and soiling. Margins tanned, dampstained, minor wrinkling to title pages. Plates free of library markings. Accompanied by textual descriptions of the plates. Contents: v. 1-3. Drawings and paintings, representations in relief and on the round on north Peruvian earthenware.--v. 4. Paintings on earthenware from Pachacamac. Select specimens. Refs: BMC II, 122.1058. "The author has aimed in the present work at producing with illustrations and descriptive text the more remarkable objects in his collection. . The Collection comprises 11,513 finds from pre-Columbian graves and was brought together in Peru by the author partly by purchase and partly also by personal excavations. Amongst the purchases is . the collection of Mr W Gretzer who during a residence of five and twenty years in Lima paid special attention to everything unearthed from the burial places at that time." No. 1594. Bernard Quaritch, Catalogue of Works on the Fine Arts, 1904. This is an oversized or heavy set, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Japan and her People.

      

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        Notes sur les sciences anthropologiques et plus particulièrement l'anthropologie criminelle en Hollande et en Belgique

      Lyon, A. Storck, 1902-1903, in-8, deux vols. relié en un. I : 107, (5) ; II : (4 ff.), 151, (3) pp.. et 7 pl.. (dont une dépliante), demi-vélin de l'époque, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, Édition originale de cette étude anthropologique et phrénologique. Mayet discute la période préhistorique aussi bien que contemporaine, comparant les crânes, les tailles et les cheveux des gens criminels ou des innocents en Hollande et en Belgique. Bel exemplaire

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        Heimat. Lübeck und Umgegend. 10 Zeichnungen.

      Verlag von F.W. Kähler Erben Hamburg, 1902 - 10 signierte Tafeln ( 32,5 x 28,5 cm ) in illustr. OPpbd. Mappe. ( vermutlich Steinzeichnungen im Farbdruck) jedes Blatt mit Tinte von Wachenhusen signiert. Die Mappe mit handschriftlichem Vermerk „F. Wachenhusen. Ausgabe 24". Die Mappe enthält folgende Motive: Burgthor, Schifferstube, Hafen, Holstenthor, Dom, Marktplatz, Israelsdorf, Travemünde, Ratzeburg, Mölln. Die Titelillustration der Mappe zeigt die Salzspeicher. ( Die Mappe ist am Falz leicht abgeplatzt , die Innenseiten der Mappe sind braunfleckig, die Tafeln haben rückseitig Klebespuren einer früheren Bildeinhängung) Nachweise zu Wachenhusen bei Vollmer :" Wachenhusen, Friedrich. Maler u. Radierer, * 27.5.1859 Schwerin, gest. Juli 1925 ebda. Schüler der Akad. Karlsruhe (1880 ), Weimar (Th. Hagen) u. Berlin ( E.Bracht). Tätig in Hamburg, Berlin ( Leiter e. Mal- u. Zeichenschule), Ahrenshoop u. Schwerin. Bild ( Am Schweriner See) im Mus. Schwerin." Rump, Ernst: Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs, Altonas und der näheren Umgebung, 1912:" Wachenhusen, Fritz ( Friedrich), Maler, Lithograph. * 27.Mai 1859 Schwerin. Schüler des Polytechnikums Karlsruhe seit 1881, der dortigen Kunstschule. Später von Hagen in Weimar und E. Bracht an der Akademie Berlin. Er lebt des Sommers in Ahrenshoop-Ostsee. 1902 in Hamburg. Reisen: Holland, Hamburg, England, Oberitalien, Tirol. Mus. Schwerin: Am Schweriner See. Ausst. Im K.O.H. März 1902 mit Landschaften aus Ahrenshoop. W.: Von Cuxhaven nach Helgoland, 10 Originalsteinzeichnungen (.) Lübeck und Umgegen, div. Zeichnungen. Frühj. Ausstellung des K.O.H 1905 in der K.H.H. Waldlandschaft, Landschaft. 1906 kauft der K.O.H. „Einsames Gehöft" an." Ich versende mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung) und der DHL (Pakete). Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 14 Tage. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pore Lil Mose: His Letters to His Mammy

      Grand Union Tea Company / New York Herald Co, Brooklyn, NY, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Oblong folio, 10 1/2" x 14 3/4". Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Illustrated heavy card covers, 36 color plates (racist images). Staining on covers, corners bumped and worn, red cloth taped spine scuffed and chipped, first page toned, minor printing error plate 29, previous owner dog-eared page and drew rest of image in ink (see photos), final plate has staining and a tear at top edge, text block cracked at final plate. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz. Category: Comics & Graphic Novels; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012474. .

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        Photographic Archive

      Archive of 162 black-and-white photographs, 1902-1958, some with typed captions taped to verso. Including phots by Ashley & Crippen, Blackstone Studios, Charmante Studios, Drucker-Hilbert Co., Jerry Ehrlich, George Valentine Enell, George Maillard Kesslere, Keystone, Arno Kikoler, Lenscraft Photos, Studio Lipkitski, Émile Marcovitch, Sam Miller, Pan-American Airways, Frederick W. Raetz, Hank Schneider, Romaine-Skelton, Soichi Sunami, Graham Sutherland, Alfredo Valente. Though unattributed, several of the prints are of photographs taken by Cecil Beaton for a 1950 shoot for Vanity Fair. A fine archive of photographs of Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965), cosmetics entrepreneur, art collector, and philanthropist.

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        Animals in Motion... An Electro-Photographie Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Progressive Movements. Commenced 1872. Completed 1885.

      London, Chapman & Hall, 1902. Quer-2°. 4 n.n. + 264 S. OLwd. 2. Aufl. In engl Sprache. Mit der faksimilierten Widmung am Frontispiz. - Ebd. leicht berieben, Buchblock leicht gelockert, leichte Gbrsp. - Muybridge (1830-1904), wanderte in die USA aus und wurde dort zu einem der bekanntesten Fotografen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Seine verträumten Landschaftsbilder aus dem Yosemite Valley verkauften sich millionenfach, seine Dia-Vorträge wurden in Europa begeistert gefeiert - ein früher Starfotograf, der selbst die dunklen Seiten des Celebrity-Daseins idealtypisch vorweg nahm: 1874 erschoss er den Liebhaber seiner Frau, wurde in einem spektakulären Prozess dann aber freigesprochen. Die Jury zeigte Verständnis für den Rachedurst des gehörnten Ehemannes. Zudem kam der Mann mit dem wild wuchernden Bart bei seinen Experimenten dem Geheimnis des Bewegtbildes auf die Spur - und schrieb so Geschichte: Muybridges Bewegungsstudien von Rennpferden bildeten den Grundstein für das Kino, zwanzig Jahre vor den Brüdern Lumière. Nicht nur hatte er Wissenschaft und Technik einen entscheidenden Schritt vorangebracht. Seine Bewegungsstudien von Tieren und Menschen wurden auch zu einer Inspirationsquelle für Generationen von Künstlern. (Zitat nach Carsten Volkery). - Beiliegend die wissenschaftliche Grundlage für seine Fotografie: Étienne-Jules MAREY, La Locomotion Animale. Extrait du Traite de Physique Biologique, Tome 1er. (Paris, Masson et Cie., 1877). Mit einer eighd. Widm. von Marey. - Marey, (1830 -1904), studierte zunächst an der Ecole polytechnique in Beaume und seit 1850 in Paris Medizin. Er spezialisierte sich auf Physiologie und Pathophysiologie des Kreislaufsystems. Nach einem kurzen Aufenthalt bei Carl Ludwig in Wien, kehrte er 1860 nach Paris zurück. Er war ein Pionier auf den Gebieten der Blutmessung, graphischen Aufzeichnungstechnik, wissenschaftlicher Photographie, Luftfahrt und Kinematographie. Ab 1870 erweiterte er sein Interesse auf technische Erfindungen zum Studium biologischer Bewegungsphänomene, die ebenfalls in dem vorliegenden Sonderdruck abgebildet sind. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Fotografie

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        Nell's Topographical Map Of The State Of Colorado 1902

      Kendrick Book & Stationary, Denver 1902 - Very Large Multifold Map In Case, Brown Cloth, Gilt. Index At Front, With Counties, Post Offices And Mountains. Immense Folding Map, Still Attached As Issued. "This Map Of Colorado Has Been Compiled From All Available Surveys In Existence, It Is Consequently The Most Complete And Accurate One Ever Published. This Is The Only Map Published Showing The Wagon Roads, Mountain Trails And Passes As Well As The Railroads.The Map Exhibits Over 2000 Altitudes. And The Approximate Height Of Any Location Can Be Found By Interpolation Between The Nearest Enclosing Contour Lines Representing Vertical Intervals Of 1,000 Feet." Near Fine, Traces Of Rubbing At Corners, Gilt Brilliant But A Little Reddened. Display Quality. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pablo de Ségovie, El gran Tacano. -

      Chez Edouard Pelletan, chez Daniel Vierge 1902 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4. 229 pp. Sous étui bordé et sous chemise en demi-maroquin. Reliure plein maroquin mosaïqué d?un décor d?entrelacs hispanisants. Dos à nerfs. Tranches dorées sur témoins, doubles gardes dont une de moire orange. Reliure signée Charles LANOE. Édition richement illustrée par Daniel Vierge de 120 dessins reproduits à l?héliogravure, avec retouches des cuivres par l?artiste. Parfait état. TIRAGE LIMITE à 455 exemplaires, celui-ci l?un des 100 exemplaires sur Chine, deuxième papier après 40 sur Japon. Exemplaire enrichi de 3 DESSINS ORIGINAUX à pleine page et d?une suite sur Chine de 4 compositions inédites à l?eau-forte en 3 états, dont 1 avec remarques. L'artiste a réalisé les 90 premiers dessins de la main droite et les 30 autres de la main gauche, après une attaque qui l'a laissé hémiplégique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT.

      First trade edition. First issue, with brown boards and wept big tears on page 51. Leaf-patterned endpapers. This first published edition contains the first appearance of coloured illustrations, and there are four colour plates which appear in the first four issues that do not appear in later printings, including the cover illustration of Peter in his blue jacket and the image of Mrs McGregor (Beatrix Potter) carrying a pie on page 14. Ownership inscription dated 1903 to the recto of the frontispiece; few small marks; else a very good copy of this classic. Quinby 2. The first issue was in October 1902, the second in November, the third on December, all are believed to be identical. The first trade edition, which is thought to have had a print run of 10,000 copies, of which 2000 were bound in cloth and sold as a de-luxe edition, was proceeded by two privately printed editions of 250 copies and 200 copies only. The first trade edition in nice condition is rapidly becoming very difficult to find.

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        Codex Vaticanus 3773 (Codex Vaticanus B) Ein altmexikanische Bilderschrift der Vatikanischen Bibliothek Herausgegeben auf Kosten Seiner Excellenz des Herzogs von Loubat, Correspondirenden Mitgiledes des Institut de France

      2 volumes in one. [ii]+244 pages with diagrams, illustrations and drawings; title [245]-356 pages with diagrams, illustrations, drawings and index plus 96 pages of the reproduction of the codex. Folio (14 3/4" x 11") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Handbook of Middle American Indians Volume 14 (384). First edition.Vaticanus B, Codex. Codex Vaticanus. Codice Vaticano Rituale. Codice Fabrega. Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome. Ritual-calenderical. Borgia Group. Preconquest. 49 leaves (48 painted pages on each side; initial and terminal pages attached to original wooden covers). 13 x 15 centimeters. (total length about 735 centimeters). The history of the manuscript prior to 1596-1600, the date of a Vatican catalog which describes the number 3773, is unknown. A reference by Mercati (1589) to two Mexican manuscripts in the Vatican refers to Codex Rios (Vaticanus 3738 or A) but may not include Codex Vaticanus B. Like other screen-folds of the Borgia Group, Codex Vaticanus B contains a complex presentation of the tonalpohualli, the 260 day Mesoamerican divinatory calendar. The 28 identifiable sections of manuscript treat specific aspects of the tonalpohualli such as the 5 x 52 and 20 x 13 days and their associated deities as well as various series of gods, world directions, etc. The first partial publication was by Humboldt (1810), the first edition by Kinsborough (1831-48). The screen-fold facsimile in color published by the Duc de Leubat (1896) is accompanied by pamphlets describing the manuscript by Paso y Troncoso and giving its history. Seler, English translation, (1902-1903) gives detailed commentary and annotated line drawings of each page.Condition:Wrappers heavily chipped and beginning to separate at back hinge, some pages archivally reinforced and some chipping to some edges. Provenance of "Library of State" with the their stamp dated 1902 else a good copy of a scarce item.

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        THE AMERICAN FUR TRADE OF THE FAR WEST. A HISTORY OF THE PIONEERING TRADING POSTS AND EARLY FUR COMPANIES OF THE MISSOURI VALLEY AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND OF THE OVERLAND COMMERCE WITH SANTA FE.

      Francis P. Harper, 1902., New York - First edition. Three Volumes. Cloth, xxiv, 482 pp. + viii, 483-892 pp. + 893-1029 pp. Preface. Frontis illustrations in Volume I & II. Numerous other illustrations and facsimiles. Large folding map in pocket at rear of Volume III, as issued. A classic fur trade history by an outstanding scholar. The first comprehensive study. Light cosmetic restoration to spine ends and corners of all three volumes, else a very good set. The important map is neatly laid-in at the rear of Volume III. Set is housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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