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        The Works

      New York: D. Appleton & Company,, 1902. 13 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, red morocco labels, decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. The Author's Edition. This is a rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. The omission was due to the fact that the author wanted a set that contained only the works for which he wanted to be credited, as he states in the preface: "Outside of this edition there is no work of mine up to this date which I do not willingly suppress.

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      1902. hardcover. <center><b>"Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"</b></center> Doyle, A. Conan. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1902. Original red cloth decorated in gilt and black. <p>First Edition of Doyle&#39;s famous full-length Sherlock Holmes novel, illustrated by Sidney Paget -- a tale Doyle himself termed "a real creeper." This was the first Sherlockian tale since Doyle had apparently killed him off in "The Final Problem" of late 1893. However, since THE HOUND takes place chronologically before then, Doyle was not here officially "reviving" Holmes; this he would do the following year, when he wrote "The Adventure of the Empty House" -- which would be the first tale of THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES in 1905.</p> <p>This is a very good-plus copy, perhaps near-fine (the boards have minor rubbing and just a couple of dots of wear, and the half-title bears a crease; all plates are present, the endpapers are original and intact, and there is none of the usual foxing on the leaves). In all, quite a presentable copy. Green & Gibson A26a.</p> MYSTERY / DETECTIVE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12149)

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles - Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902. [8], 360pp, original decorative cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, with gilt and black design to upper cover. Spine very slightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities. Internally lightly browned, occasional spots of foxing, small amount of colour bleed to fore-edge of final few pages. Complete with sixteen illustrations by Sydney Paget. Now housed in a cloth drop back box made by Temple Bookbinders, which replicates the design by Alfred Garth Jones found on the original cloth binding. The first edition with the misprint on page 13 line 3 &#39;you&#39; for &#39;your&#39;, Green and Gibson A26a. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. 8vo.

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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES : Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. (With Signature)

      London.George Newnes, Ltd.1902. First Edition.. A nice bright copy of the First Edition in First State with an inserted inscription from the author. "Yours very truly Arthur Conan Doyle 1910 " "you" for "your" line 3 p.13. 12mo 7½"X5". pp: [viii],359. Frontispiece and fifteen plates by Sidney Paget. Cover design by Alfred Garth Jones. (Click on illustration) Skilfully recased retaining original endpapers dated August 21st 1903 the book is clean sound and tight. Further scans on request. Green and Gibson A26a

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.

      London; George Newnes, 1902. First edition, first printing. [19x13 cm]. (6, 2 blanks), 358, (1, 1 blank) pp. + 16 plates by Sidney Paget. Original red cloth with gilt and black design by Alfred Garth Jones. Very slightly out of square. The spine is a bit faded and has a few small specks. Spine ends and corners slightly bumped. Light spotting on the edges, which is faintly visible in the margins of a few pages. A minimal stain on pp. 67/68. Some small specks in top margin of pp. 316/317. A short tear in lower margin of pp. 307/308. All plates are fine. From the library of Thore Virgin, and with his stamp ''Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana'' on front free endpaper and on the verso of the title. With ''you'' for ''your'' on pp. 13. Green & Gibson A26

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      Toronto: George S. Morang & Co., Limited., 1902 From TBCL&#39;s Children&#39;s Bookcase. Kipling, Rudyard. JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. Signed. Illustrated by the Author. Toronto: George S. Morang & Co., Limited. 1902. Unique Copy. First Canadian Edition. Sm. 4to. 249p. With 22 plates & many in-text illustrations. Cream cloth covered boards with titles & illustrations on the spine & upper cover stamped in black. An extraordinary example with three key manuscript highlights tipped-in: 1 - Opposite page 141, Kipling on a piece of club size stationery has written out, in fact decoded the runes of Taffimai in 2 columns of 18 lines with the added "This is the identical tusk-on-uitch the tale of Taffimai ouas ritten. Etched by the author. / See Page 141 / Just So Stories / Double Day Page Edn 1902." 2 - Tipped opposite page 197, on a piece of club size stationery, Kipling has deciphered the runes on the Mutton Bone illustrated in the story: The Cat That Walked By Himself. Inscribed: "On the mutton bone / page 197. Just So Stories". Two columns of decoding followed by: " I Rudyard Kipling drew this but because there was no mutton bone in the house I faked the anatomy from memory. R.K." 3 - One page als [true copy neatly written & signed in blue fountain pen] on the letterhead of the Canadian Copper Company, Sussex, dated Nov. 30th 1912, addressed to: David H. Brown esq. " Dear Sir / Many thanks for your amusing letter of the 12th. I am sorry that any of my handicraft should have disturbed your dinner. I should imagine it would be quite hopeless to find one in the small drawing what the runes meant but I have looked up the original pictures and found that on the cross bar of the H, I put myself on record as having also written all the plays ascribed to Mrs. Gallop. I hope now that you and your friends will be able to return to their respective vocations. / Yours very sincerely / Rudyard Kipling". An extremely good example showing light use. [Stewart 261. Notes binding is usually brown/orange cloth]. First published in London, by Macmillan in 1902 this is the uncommon Canadian edition of Kipling&#39;s most famous collection of twelve animal stories & twelve poems, including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots," "How the Whale Got his Throat," "The Elephant&#39;s Child," & "The Butterfly That Stamped." "Just So Stories has achieved nursery immortality because a genius has married two of the most tried and trusted media - the fable and the fairy-story" (Muir, 107). Stewart [260]. BMC No.1 [1984]; &#39;Edwardian Children&#39;s Books&#39;. $36000. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Rudyard Kipling.

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        Poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

      Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1902. Octavo. 338 pp. Number one of four copies printed entirely on vellum and signed by the publisher, Thomas Mosher. With a frontispiece portrait of the author. The introduction, by Swinburne, is reprinted from the 1870 edition of Rossetti&#39;s poems. Bound in full vellum, with gilt stamping to the spine. The two cloth fore-edge ties are both intact. A lovely vellum copy of the author&#39;s works, with just a bit of foxing to the covers and some darkening of the spine. Fine in the original blue cardboard slipcase, which is generally worn including partial separation of the bottom edge and an apparently re-glued spine panel.

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      Portland, ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1902, 1903. Some shelf rubbing to bottom edges, spines evenly and mildly toned, all else bright and fresh. Lovely copies.. Moshers Quarto Series no. 6 and 8. Limited to 450 copies on Van Gelder paper Two volumes. [iv], lxxxi, 338p; [ii], xxxvii, 335p. Each volume with portrait frontispiece, Ballads with facsimile. Title-pages with Mosher anchor and dolphin device in red. Beautifully bound in 1961 by Spanish binder Emilio Brugalla (1901-1987) in quarter teal crushed morocco (with the entire outer edges rather than the corners) with marbled sides, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and series of black embossed rules Fredeman 23.23. and 23.24; Colbeck II, p. 697; Bishop 294 and 16.& "For Mosher this work, together with the Quarto Series Poems, formed a complete set of Rossetti&#39;s poetical works. In his 1903 catalogue he states that &#39;from now on copies of the Poems can only be sold in connection with Ballads and Sonnets...&#39;" (Bishop p. 92).& "In a letter to Mosher of August 24, 1902 (Houghton Library bMS Am 1096 [34]). literary critic and journalist G. F. R. Anderson, praises Mosher&#39;s edition for his service to Rossetti&#39;s text and to criticism at large, and comments him for being &#39;more than a publisher&#39; and for being &#39;not only a sage editor, but a minister of Beauty, Truth, and Immortality.&#39;" Colbeck calls this a &#39;de-luxe edition&#39;". (Bishop p. 240).&

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        Le Jardin des Supplices. Lithographs by Auguste RODIN

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1902, first Rodin edition, number 92 of 155 copies (total edition 260); text by Octave Mirbeau is here illustrated with 20 original lithographs of nudes by Auguste Rodin, 18 of which are in colors; engraved by E. Clot; each litho is signed by Rodin in the plate, all plates with publisher&#39;s title-printed tissue guards that also have Rodin&#39;s remarques. This unique exemplar with an additional suite of 12 original plates, including 11 lithos and one litho chine-collé, all in colors. Folio (13 x 10.25 in.), 170 pages, printed on vélin filigrané paper with watermark &#148;Jardin de Supplices&#148; and bound by Trinckvel and Viau y Zona in full black morocco gilt with a striking mosaic design of inlaid multi-colored leathers, gilt by J. Fache, housed in slipcase. In excellent condition. An outstanding unique impression of Rodin&#39;s legendary livre d&#39;artiste. &#148;Les Jardins des Supplices is the only book considered to contain original plates by Rodin, though numerous items have been illustrated with reproductions after his figurative drawings&#148; - The Artist & The Book 261; Other references: Museum of Modern Art 172; Monod 8201; Skira 308; Rauch 28; Strachan p. 341; Chapon p. 278; &#148;From Manet to Hockney&#148; 19 (with 2 ill&#39;s); Stern 97; Vollard, &#148;Catalogue Complet&#148;, pp. 14-16; Delteil VI, 13-17; Johnson 198; Carteret IV, 282.

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        [Des femmes écrivains] Claudine en ménage

      Paris : Mercure de France, 1902. relié. 12x18,5cm. Nouvelle édition, mention d&#39;édition, un des ex numérotés à la presse. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin vert-des-prés, plats de cartonnage recouverts de papier anis à motifs décoratifs floraux, dos lisse, date en queue, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de Laurenchet. Précieux envoi de Willy à Jeanne de Bellune sur ce titre qu&#39;il estime être le maître livre de Colette. - Mercure de France, Paris _1902, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Des femmes écrivains relié

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit

      [London]: Privately Printed, 1902. [86], original boards, rounded spine, black blocked title and rabbit vignette to upper cover. Rubbed to extremities, very light soiling to covers, minor abrasions above title, small chip to head of spine. Edges of text block lightly foxed, with light foxing to endpapers, title and first few pages, small red pen dot to rear endpaper, generally quite bright and clean. Colour frontispiece and forty-one line drawings throughout. Now housed in a velvet lined drop back box made by Temple Bookbinders, with the title blocked to the spine and the front cover of the book replicated on the front cover of the box. The second impression of the privately printed first work by Potter (with the rounded back rather than the flat back), with only two hundred copies printed. Linder page 420, Quinby 1A. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix. 24mo.

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      Frederick Warne and Co. London.,1902. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 12mo. (5.65 x 4.4 inches). First state of the text with "wept big tears" on page 51. Illustrated with 30 fine colour plates by the Author throughout. A beautiful, fine, tight and clean copy. Original blue/grey boards with white lettering (with a single dot in the centre of the two "o"s on the front board and the one on the spine) and colour picture of Peter mounted to the blind stamped panel of the front board. Leaf patterned endpapers. One small tear (about quarter inch), without any loss, to the top of the lower inner hinge endpaper otherwise an exceptionally fine and bright copy. The book has been kept clean and fresh by being covered in an early plain glassine wrapper. This glassine is not the original publishers printed wrapper but has certainly been on the book a long time and has done its job of protecting the boards. A rare survivor in such wonderful condition. -------- The book is housed in an attractive leather backed clamshell box of Quarter green morocco. The spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Hand marbled paper covered boards. The box edges covered in dark green cloth.:.

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, [1902]. Small octavo. Bound in recent brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, leaf-pattern endpapers at front. Thirty-one colour plates. Some light foxing to verso of front free endpaper, the occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. First trade edition, following two private editions. With the original leaf-pattern endpapers and with "wept big tears" on p.51.

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      NY: Harper & Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. AMERICANA; B/W, color, sepia; Width: 7" Height: 10.5"; 349; 368; 347; 343; 337 pages; HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE [CT IN 5 VOLS, SIGNED] Limited edition of this work signed by Woodrow Wilson on copyright/limitation page. This copy number 240 of 350 copies of the "Alumni Edition." Antique decorative set , original binding in gray paper-covered boards with white cloth spines with paper label. Spines toned, midl shelf wear, paper labels with wear. Liberally illustrated in b/w [occasionally color or sepia with tissue covers ], historical facsimile autographs, coinage, facsimiles, textural cuts and full page [occasionally double page with hinged attachment], plates, maps. Text leaves with untrimmed edges. Sewn binding. Volumes show external wear, with darkening and smudging to spines. Front cover of final volume has two small stains (one of which is faint) , with spine of the same also showing small stain. Third volume shows light spotting to upper portion of front cover. Books are solidly bound. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. Running against Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt and Republican candidate William Howard Taft, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. In his first term as President, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass major progressive reforms. Historian John M. Cooper argues that, in his first term, Wilson successfully pushed a legislative agenda that few presidents have equaled, and remained unmatched up until the New Deal. This agenda included the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and an income tax. Child labor was curtailed by the Keating-Owen Act of 1916, but the U. S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1918. He also had Congress pass the Adamson Act, which imposed an 8-hour workday for railroads. Wilson, after first sidestepping the issue, became a major advocate for the women&#39;s suffrage. Narrowly re-elected in 1916, he had full control of American entry into World War I, and his second term centered on World War I and the subsequent peace treaty negotiations in Paris. He based his re-election campaign around the slogan, "He kept us out of war", but U. S. Neutrality was challenged in early 1917 when the German government began unrestricted submarine warfare despite repeated strong warnings, and tried to enlist Mexico as an ally. In April 1917, Wilson asked Congress to declare war. During the war, Wilson focused on diplomacy and financial considerations, leaving the waging of the war itself primarily in the hands of the Army. On the home front in 1917, he began the United States&#39; first draft since the American Civil War, raised billions of dollars in war funding through Liberty Bonds, set up the War Industries Board, promoted labor union cooperation, supervised agriculture and food production through the Lever Act, took over control of the railroads, and suppressed anti-war movements. During his term in office, Wilson gave a well-known Flag Day speech that fueled the wave of anti-German sentiment sweeping the country in 1917-18. In the late stages of the war, Wilson took personal control of negotiations with Germany, including the armistice. In 1918, he issued his Fourteen Points, his view of a post-war world that could avoid another terrible conflict. In 1919, he went to Paris to create the League of Nations and shape the Treaty of Versailles, with special attention on creating new nations out of defunct empires. In 1919, Wilson engaged in an intense fight with Henry Cabot Lodge and the Republican-controlled Senate over giving the League of Nations power to force the U. S. Into a war. Wilson collapsed with a debilitating stroke that left his wife in control until he left office in March 1921. The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles, the U. S. Never joined the League, and the Republicans won a landslide in 1920 by denouncing Wilson&#39;s policies. An intellectual with very high writing standards, he was also a highly effective partisan campaigner as well as legislative strategist. A Presbyterian of deep religious faith, Wilson appealed to a gospel of service and infused a profound sense of moralism into his idealistic internationalism, now referred to as "Wilsonian". Wilsonianism calls for the United States to enter the world arena to fight for democracy, and has been a contentious position in American foreign policy. For his sponsorship of the League of Nations, Wilson was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize .

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        THE WORKS

      London, Boston, and Paris: The Frederick J. Quinby Company, 1902. ONE OF 500 COPIES of the "St. Gervais Edition" (our copy being #180). 229 x 159 mm (9 x 6 1/4"). 25 volumes. Translated by Edith Mary Norris. With a general introduction by Jules Claretie. EXTREMELY PRETTY CONTEMPORARY ROSE-COLORED THREE-QUARTER MOROCCO, raised bands, SPINES WITH LARGE ART NOUVEAU-STYLE IRIS IN GILT AND ONLAID MAUVE MOROCCO, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. With dozens of plates, some in color. Two small marginal tears but AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET, the clean, fresh text printed on high quality paper within commodious margins, and the very lustrous bindings in as close to original condition as one could hope for. Charles Paul de Kock (1793-1871) was a very popular and prolific 19th century French novelist who found a wide audience, especially outside France. (It is revealing, for example, that Thackeray's Major Pendennis says that he has read no novels for 30 years except those by de Kock, "who certainly made him laugh.") The author's racy and amusing tales of lower and middle class life in Paris are described by Britannica as a "combination of vigour, coarseness, sense of plot, keen observation, sentimentality, brisk narrative, and descriptive power," and, as such, they will always have value, even though his writings went out of vogue in the 20th century. Complete sets of de Kock's works are now rarely seen on the market, and certainly not in anything like our beautiful bindings, whose spines offer about as pleasing a stretch of shelf leather as any item in the catalogue.

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        (WIEDEMANN&#145;S) ANNALEN DER PHYSIK. Hrsg. v. Paul DRUDE. Begründet und fortgeführt durch F.A.C. Gren, L.W. Gilbert, J.C. Poggendorf, E. Wiedemann. Kuratorium: F. Kohlrausch, M. Planck, G. Quincke, W.C. Röntgen, E. Warburg

      Lpz., Barth 1902.. 4. Folge. Bd. 9. Der ganzen Reihe 314. Bd. gr.-8°. VIII, 1344. Mit 5 Figurentaf., mehreren Textabb. u. 1 gefalt. Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Tit. gestemp. Enthält u.a. folgende Beiträge in Erstdruck: A. EINSTEIN. Kinetische Theorie des Wärmegleichgewichtes und des zweiten Hauptsatzes der Thermodynamik; M. PLANCK. Ueber die von einem elliptisch schwingenden Ion emittierte und absorbirte Energie; Ders. Ueber die Verteilung der Energie zwischen Aether und Materie. - VII, 1344 pp. with 5 (1 folded) plates and many textillustr. Contemp. half calf, gilt spine. In very good condition.

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        Radio-activity.Cambrdige: Cambridge University Press, 1904.

      A fine copy of his "proposal of a new theory of atomic disintegration and of the nuclear nature of the atom" (Grolier/Horblit 91; Dibner 51). <br/> "The first textbook on radioactivity, surveying contemporary knowledge of the entire field. Reasearch progressed so rapidly in this erea that the second edition, published only a year later, had to be enlarged by fifity percent. The book includes a discussion of Rutherford's revolutionary transformation theory, developed during the period 1902-1903, which states that radioactivity is a by-product of the transmutation of one element into another." (Norman 1870).. 8vo: 219 x 136 mm, original diced cloth, gilt-lettered spine and front cover. [ii] viii [ii] 399 [1] pp. and 1 full-page photo-engraved plate. Book plate to front paste-down, fresh and clean throughout. A fine copy

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      Firenze, Bemporad, 1902. Storia di un burattino illustrata da Carlo Chiostri. Incisioni di A. Bongini. Nuova edizione. In 16mo; pp. 300, 8. 6 tavole a piena pagina ed illustrazioni intercalate nel testo. Front. corto al margine superiore. Legatura in tela verde, titolo in oro al piatto anteriore. 5 immagini allegate.

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        Soprotivljenije vozdukha i vozdykhoplavanije. Ottisk iz schurnala "Hayzsnoje Obozrenije" (Russian). (Air Resistance and Aeronautics [or Air Resistance and Flight in Air]. Offprint from the Magazine "Scientific Review").

      Kaluga, 1902 (colophon stating 1902, wrapper stating 1903). 8vo (23,5 x 15 cm). Uncut in the orig. printed blue-green wrappers. Professionally resored at corners. Internally brownspotted. Well-preserved copy. 22 pp. (= pp. 1-22).. Exceedingly rare first edition, offprint issue. It was printed as an article in "Scientific Review" and an offprint was made, no other issues appeared, thus these wrappers must be the original, even though they state 1903 and the colophon 1902. As it was printed at Tsiolkovski's own expenses and he did not have much money, it is likely that he had the wrappers for the offprint printed the following year. A work of great rarity; all his subsequent works on this topic (aerodynamics) belong to the Soviet period. Tsiolkovski created one of the world's first wind-tunnels ("vaned blower"). "In 1897 he constructed a wind tunnel, the first in Russia to be used in aviation." (D.S.B. XIII: 483). He experimented with it every day for more than four years. From these experiments he "was able to determine with remarkable accuracy such a small quantity as, for example, the air friction on the surface of a model and to establish the fundamental laws by which it is governed." (Collected Works, 1951, I: pp. 8-9). Having the modest salary of a teacher, these experiments cost him most of his money, and he tried to raise money for his experiment through the Russian Academy of Sciences. The examiner of the project, M.A. Rykachev, found it very interesting and of great importance, and for the fist time Tsiolkovski was granted money to continue his experiments (470 rubles); he spent all the money on building an even larger wind-tunnel. The results of these seminal experiments were published for the first time in this exceedingly rare article from 1902. To his disappointment he was granted no more funds and as suspicion from the other scientists and the tsar-regime rose towards him, the fundamental results attained in this work remained unacknowledged by the official scientific circles. As Tsiolkovski in 1919 became a member of the Socialist Academy (later cooperated in the USSR Academy of Science), recognition and money enabled him to publish a much larger quantity of articles and books than he had done before. Everything by T. published before 1918 was paid for by himself; his modest salary only allowed him to pay for few copies of each work, and four times as many of his articles, booklets and books were published after 1918 as in all the years before; each one after 1918 was likewise issued in a much greater number. "During a period of 26 years before the revolution his publications numbered less than 50." (Collected Works, NASA, 1951, I; p. X). This together with the fact that his work was not recognized and his experiments discredited means that probably very few copies were preserved. His early works are thus of the greatest rarity. "Like all the pre-1918 papers by Tsiolkovsky, which were printed on his own expense in very small numbers only, that virtually have disappeared and the re-occurrence of one of them very remarkable." (Catalogue 282, Interlibrum Vaduz). Tsiolkovski was a pioneer in the field of experimental aerodynamics; by, among other things, building one of the world's first wind-tunnels, he derived a number of highly important laws of aerodynamics. There is no doubt that T. is one of the founders of modern aerodynamics. The father of modern rocketry, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), is probably most widely known for his works on rocket propulsion, however his contributions to several fields of science have been immense and of exceedingly seminal character. Deafened at the age of nine and as a consequence thereof unable to go to school, he was forced to learn everything on his own accord. His father, a forester, was fond of scientific experiments, and though not wealthy, he had books on science and natural history. Tsiolkovski began by reading all books he could find on these subjects and as a consequence was able to construct quite complicated devices for measuring distances and many other things. Having seen how gifted his son was, his father sent him to Moscow, where Tsiolkovski spend all three years in libraries, receiving no teaching but his own, but still succeeding in taking a degree in physics from the university. T. can thus be seen as a purely self-taught man. After Moscow he settled in the small city of Borovskoye, where he taught physics at a school, spending all of his spare time conducting experiments and writing about them. He devoted his intellect mainly to three scientific problems of the greatest importance at the time: The aeroplane, the (long-range) rocket and the all metal dirigible. Self-taught as he was and unable to come in touch with new publications in his fields of interest, he began with nothing and made all necessary calculations himself. Calculations and experiments were always at the base of his scientific works, and no conclusions were derived from intuition and guesswork. He was the first in the world to solve numerous problems concerning his three main interests, but unable to be recognized by the tsar-regime and considered, at best, a dreamer and a utopian, the struggle for his inventions was long and hard. Aged 24 he was the first in the world to formulate the possibility of applying the principle of reactive motion for flight in a vacuum, thus presenting a simple plan for a spaceship. He established the possibility of space travel by means of rockets, and is thus called the father of rocketry. He is also called the father of the all-metal dirigible. He is the first to propose and state that liquid fuel is necessary for spaceflight. He was the first in the world to make calculations for the air-jet and turbo-prop-planes, and it is in his works we find the most complete elaboration of the theory of rocket propulsion for many years to come. "In his works on rocket dynamics Tsiolkovsky, the first in the history of science, calculated the efficiency of the rocket and pointed out the advantages of rocket motors at high velocities." (Kosmodemyansky, Moscow, 1956, p. 69). T. saw it as a necessary step for mankind to explore and inhabit outer space and nothing could prevent him from working on the possibilities of this; in short, among many other things, we owe to him the fundamental principles of rocket dynamics.After the Revolution T. became a member of the Academy, was allotted a personal pension in 1921, and was finally able to devote himself entirely to his scientific work. Now his contemporaries finally saw him as the founder of a new domain of human knowledge, a new science, he was, and he was awarded the Red Banner of Labour Order for outstanding services to his country

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        The Works of Lord Byron. A new, revised and enlarged Edition, with Illustrations. Vol. I-VII: Poetry. Vol. I-VI: Letters and Journals.

      London, John Murray, 1902-04. Frontispieces in all vols. 121 Plates. Bound brown calf with golddecoration on boards, spine and bordure intérieure. Top gilt. Exlibris in each vol.. Nice and clean copy.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      New York. George D. Sproul Company. 1902. Lavishly bound in Publisher's Deluxe custom, 3/4 burgundy crushed morocco and marbled boards. Gilt-tooled spine compartments with fleural motifs.Gilt-tooled raised bands. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo. 5.5" x *.25". The Monticello Edition. This Edition Limited to only 1000 numbered sets of which this is #330. Illustrated throughout with delightful, tissue-guarded monochrome plates Editied by renowned Poe scholar James A. Harrison, the Monticello Edition of Poe's Works is one of the scarcest of early compilations, with no complete set appearing at auction in more than thirty years.The 17 Volumes are comprised of: Tales, Poems, Biography, Literary Criticism, Essays, Miscellanies, Literati, Autography, Marginalia, Eureka and Letters. Spines delicately and evenly sunned with first 2 volumes slightly less so. A number of volumes uncut. A Fine, greatly appealing, very rare set.

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      Boston: Thomas Lawson, 1902. ONE OF AN EDITION LIMITED TO 3000 COPIES, THIS BEING # 259. Numerous b/w and full color illustrations. 402 pp. Hardcover. 4to. Red full leather morocco, with contrasting leather spine labels. Beautifully bound with 5 raised bands, gilt ruled and tooled in compartments; nice gilt ruling and gilt devices to front and rear boards; top edge gilt; fore and bottom edges untrimmed; ruled and contrasting leather turn-ins; pale blue moire silk endpapers. A nice copy.Near fine/No jacket issued. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        Francesca da Rimini. Tragedia di Gabriele D'Annunzio rappresentata in Roma nell'anno MCMI a di IX del mese di decembre, impressa in Milano per i Fratelli Treves nell'anno MCMII a di XX del mese di marzo.

      Milano; Treves, 1902. First edition. 24x19 cm. (9, 3 blanks), 289, (2, 1 blank) pp. Publisher's grey, decorated linen with original purple ribbon ties. Printed on thick, handmade paper with uncut edges. Printed in red and black throughout, and containing a few whole-page designs in Art Nouveau-style by Adolfo De Carolis. A short tear in outer margin of pp. 235/236. Around 40 leaves have a minimal speck or two in outer margin, and there is also a needle-sized hole in margin of some of these leaves. Bookplate on inside of front board. A fine copy

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Yule-Tide

      The Roycroft Shop East Aurora NY:: The Roycroft Shop,. 1902.. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 5-3/4". 1st edition thus (McKenna 75). #84 / 100 cc, SIGNED by Elbert Hubbard. [14], 141, [7] pp. Printed on Japanese Vellum.. Three-quarter blue morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. Spine gilt decorated. TEG.. Light wear. A handsome, VG+ copy.. Frontis of Dickens. T.p. decorations, headbands & tailpieces by Samuel Warner.

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        Louis Wain's Cats and Dogs.

      London: Raphael Tuck [ 1902 ].. First edition. "Linen Edition". 24-pages of coloured illustrations (2-being double-page plates) incorporating text and 4-pages of b&w illustrations, including title. The plates almost entirely depict cats, only 5 include dogs and in 3 of these they are being tormented by cats! Folio (13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches), original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards, front & back, by Wain. Upper inner joint split, headbands and corners rubbed, some marginal tears to endpapers but not of course to the stout "linen" leaves within. Some marginal age toning; overall good.

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        THE WORKS

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

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        Fidus. (Einleitung, Fidus? Entwicklungsgang und die Lebensauffassung in seiner Kunst, Bilder, Buchschmuck, Charaktere, Das Kunsterk der Zukunft, Der Künstler und seine Zeit, Verzeichnis der Bilderwerke.)

      Erste /1./ Ausgabe. Frontispiz, 2 Bll., 128 Seiten mit unzähligen Bildern, Skizzen und Vignetten sowie Vor- und Navchsätzen nach Fidus. Blauer illustr. Or.-Leineneinband mit Deckelillustr. von Fidus. 4to. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar mit zwei Ex-Libris "Adolf Conrad zu eigen!" von Fidus im Buch.

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        Poems of the Past and the Present

      London: Harper, 1902.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall One of the scarcest Thomas Hardy titles. Only 500 copies of this 1st edition were published (Purdy, 118). Publisher's ribbed dark green cloth with gilt device to upper board and gilt titling to spine. Top edges gilt, others uncut. 260 pp with 2 pp publisher's ad for Wessex Poems. A very good copy in original cloth with ever so slight sunning and fraying to spine and bumping to corners. Spotting to eps and prelims; solid copy with front hinge starting; 1 cm tear to bottom edge of p 149.

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        [Manuscript]: "The Harvard Base Ball Season of 1902" in Harvard Graduates' Magazine

      1902. First. Seven pages Signed at the conclusion by Barrett Wendell of the class of '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' Magazine where we assume it appeared. The team's season was marred by injuries and disqualifications of players but with the help of Boston'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. Turn of the century baseball manuscripts are uncommon. .

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        Just So Stories For Little Children.

      London, MacMillan & Co. 1902. Original red cloth pictorially stamped in black and white (in a design by the author) on covers, lettered in white on front cover, and pictorially stamped and lettered in white on spine. White pigment flaking a little, mainly on the spine, but far less than usual. With slipcase. Minimal foxing to endpapers. [6], 249, [2]; 22 plates by Kipling.. First edition of one of Kipling's best known and most beloved works

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        The Study of the Pulse, Arterial, Venous, and Hepatic and of the Movements of the Heart,

      First Edition, xx, [1], 325pp with 335 textual illustrations, royal octavo, a very fine copy in original cloth, almost without blemish, Edinburgh & London: Young J. Pentland, 1902. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST.* Garrison-Morton 2812. "Mackenzie became interested in cardiac arrhythmias early in his career and developed the well-known Mackenzie Ink Polygraph to assist him with his studies. This work was the first scientific treatise on irregularities of the pulse and established Mackenzie's reputation as one of the leading heart specialists of the day. He describes and depicts his clinical polygraph, fully explores the nature of the pulse and concentrates on the clinical significance of the pulse in diagnosing irregularities of the heart" (Heirs of Hippocrates 2149). * Sir James Mackenzie FRS (1853 -1925) Scottish cardiologist, pioneer in the study of cardiac arrhythmias. He qualified as a doctor in 1878 from Edinburgh. In his early studies Mackenzie used Riva-Rocci's sphygmograph to graphically record the pulse. Later Mackenzie devised a "polygraph," that allowed him to make simultaneous records of the arterial and venous pulses. He used this to evaluate the condition of the heart and to measure the AV interval. In 1890 he discovered premature ventricular contractions and use of the polygraph enabled Mackenzie to make original distinctions between harmless and dangerous types of pulse irregularities (arrhythmias). Mackenzie also demonstrated the efficacy of Digitalis in the treatment of arrhythmias and made important contributions to the study of the energetics of the heart muscle. In 1915 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted. - Wikipedia

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