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        The Novels of Samuel Richardson. The works include: Clarissa Harlow, Pamela, Sir Charles Grandison. With a Prefatory Note by Austin Dobson, and A Life and Introductions by Prof. Wm Lyon Phelps

      London: William Heinemann, 1902., 1902. Limited Edition to 25 sets on Dutch hand-made paper with additional coloured plates, of which this is No.6. Complete in 20 volumes, large 8vo. Bound by Birdsall in full green calf with two brown title labels to spines with gilt box design to compartments, gilt panelling to boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt other untrimmed. Original publisher's spine and upper board bound in at end of each book. With numerous illustrations in 2 states, engraved on paper and on vellum. All frontispieces have the vellum plate hand-coloured. Decorative title page printed on vellum to each volume. Binding slightly faded to spines, and lightly rubbed; some hand and tail bands repaired. Some foxing, browning to page edges mostly. Shows extremely well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman

      G.P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1902. Handsomely bound in elaborately gilt tooled and titled 3/4 gilt ruled vellum and grey paper over boards. Vellum tips. t.e.g. This set encased in the rare original publishers imprinted dustwrappers. Thick 8vo (6.25" x 9"). The Book-Lover's Camden Edition. This edition of The Complete Works of Walt Whitman is Limited to 500 Numbered sets, of which this is number 242. Edition number stipple to limitation page as required. Illustrated by a photogravure frontis to each volume and further by tissue-guarded full page mounted photogravures throughout. This rare and important set was issued under the editorial supervision of Whitman's Literary Executors. Also contains additional bibliographical and critical material prepared by Oscar lovell Triggs. Previous owners small and attractive bookplate to front pastedowns. Small circular burn mark (4mm) to front of dustwrapper and front board of one volume (innocuous). Some very mild scattered foxing to prelims. A Fine, pristine and crisp set. Dustwrappers present several lightly frayed headpieces and occasional usual soiling. Extremely rare with original dustwrappers and in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. 7 Bände aus der Reihe, vorhanden sind: Wien und Niederösterreich, 1. Abtheilung: Wien; Kärnten und Krain; Das Küstenland (Görz, Gradiska, Triest und Istrien); Dalmatien; Galizien; Bukowina; Croatien und Slavonien (Siebenter Band der Länder der St. Stephans-Krone).

      4°, zw. 300 u. 800 S., zahlr. s/w Abb. u. einzelne Chromozinkographien., OLwd. m. goldgepr. Rücken u. Deckelillustr., marmor. Schnitt., Alle Bände: Rücken min. gebräunt, min. berieben, vereinzelte wenige Stockflecken (meist nur Titelei); Bd. VII :im Aussengelenk 4 cm aufgeplatzt. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. «Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf» (ab Bd. II: «...begonnen, fortgesetzt unter dem Protectorate Ihrer kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit der durchlauchtigsten Frau Kronprinzessin-Witwe Erzherzogin Stephanie»). Jeder Band enthält Kapitel zu: Landesgeschichte, Volkskunde, Bildender Kunst, Literatur, Theater, Volkswirtschaftlichem Leben. Jeweils mit Abbildungsverzeichnis.

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        Madame de Luzy.

      Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud 1902. Illustr. with 10 engravings by Ad. Lalauze. 28 p. Limited to 350 numb. copies. Uncut as published.. Copy no. 54 of 60 "sur papier du Japon ou vélin d'Arches, contenant trois états des eaux-fortes dont l'eau-forte pure"

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        The Virginian

      Macmillan New York: Macmillan. 1902. First. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Masque of the Edwards of England

      Essex House Press London: Essex House Press. 1902. First. First edition. Illustrated by Edith Harwood. Oblong folio. Original cloth with stamped design. Two small glue marks on the front pastedown, where a bookplate was presumably affixed, else fine. One of 300 numbered copies on paper. Laid in is a single leaf folded announcing the Essex House Bindery. A beautiful book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Fidus. (Einleitung, Fidus? Entwicklungsgang und die Lebensauffassung in seiner Kunst, Bilder, Buchschmuck, Charaktere, Das Kunstwerk 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
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        Ur Strömstads historia.

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

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        Art of Walter Crane

      George Bell and Sons London: George Bell and Sons, 1902. Hard Cover. Walter Crane. FIRST TRADE EDITION. This is still the best and most comprehensive work on Crane';s art, encompassing his illustrations, paintings, and decorative works. There are 8 photogravure plates, 24 full page colored plates, and over 100 other illustrations of his paintings, wall paper designs, and book illustrations. There are also two inserted facsimile leaves from The Story of the Glittering Plain published by the Kelmscott Press. It was the only Kelmscott Press title illustrated by Crane, despite his close friendship with fellow-Socialist William Morris. The book begins with a chapter discussing Morris';s influence on Crane';s ideas of Socialism and art. A very good small folio bound in the original blue-green pictorial cloth, with the cover design and spine printed in black and gilt. The covers show wear, with slight fraying at edges, brief spotting, and the front hinge slightly cracked. The interior is quite clean and bright save for some very light aging to margins and a small brown stain on one of the color illustrations and its facing page. Altogether a very nice copy of this rather scarce book. 138 pages. ILL/042210.

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        Climbing on the Himalaya and Other Mountain Ranges.

      David Douglas, Edingburgh 1902. 8vo. VII+(5)+315+1 pages. Orig. green binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Very good, with a sunned spine, and a small tear to the upper part of the front hinge (about 1 cm.). Slight foxing throughout. Inscription and date (1924) on the upper part of the titleleaf. A nice copy

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        The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      G.P. Putnam's Sons 1902. 10 vols complete, various paginations. Brown morocco half calf with brown cloth boards. Gilt bordered panels on spine, TEG, fabulously camp gothic illustrations. Rubbing to the extremities of boards, and the heads of the spines. A few corners bumped. Very handsome set generally 15a

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        A booke called the Treasure for traveilers, devided into five Bookes or partes, contaynyng very necessary matters, for all sortes of Traveilers, eyther by Sea or by Lande.London: [Thomas Dawson] for Thomas Woodcocke, dwelling in Paules Churchyarde, at the sygne of the blacke Beare, 1578. First edition.

      A fine copy of the first popular explanation of surveying by triangulation, and of the importance of mathematics to seamen; the first English book to describe the volume, capacities and proportions of ships' hulls, and the sizes and weights of cordage, with rules for their computation ; and one of the first descriptions of the currents of the ocean.<br/><br/> This copy is from the celebrated library of Boies Penrose (1902-1976), author of the esteemed book <i>Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, 1420-1620</i>, whose small but important collection of early travel and navigation books was auctioned in 1971 by Sotheby's. We have been able to find just three other similar copies auctioned since then: 1. The Harrison D. Horblit copy (Sotheby's 1974, lot 160, £950, which reappeared in H.P. Kraus' catalogue 168 from 1984 at $8,000); 2. The Robert B. Honeyman copy (Sotheby's 1978, lot 451, $4,180); 3. The copy from the Pierre S. duPont Collection of Navigation. Frank S. Streeter had Bourne's <i>Regiment for the Sea</i> but did not obtain a copy of the <i>Treasure for travellers</i>. [Two further entries appear in the auction records: Sotheby's July 19, 1971 & Bonhams June 24, 1997 - these copies, however, were described: 'title defective with loss from the woodcut on verso, fore-margin of two leaves defective, with tears extending into the text, errata leaf cut into, catchword and signature cropped, disbound'; 'repaired, last leaf shaved and headlines shaved']. <br/><br/> "A knowledge of navigation and geography were obvious pre-requisites to empire in the minds of England's imperialists of the 1570s, yet to William Bourne these were not enough, and he equipped the explorer and traveller with a textbook on the science of travel when in 1578 he published his comprehensive and detailed <i>Treasure for travellers</i>. Here for the first time in English letters, travel was viewed as a science" (Parker, Books to Build an Empire, pp. 92-3).<br/><br/> "The <i>Treasure for travellers</i> was important for many reasons: because it contained the first popular explanation of surveying by triangulation, illustrated with an example of a triangulation by Bourne; because it was the first English book to describe the volumes, capacities and proportions of ship's hulls, and the methods, based upon calculations of cubic content, of getting ships over bars and shoals; because it was the first to describe the sizes and weights of cordage, with rules for their computation; because it contained one of the first descriptions of the currents of the ocean, and explained in popular language the value of mathematics to the seaman... In the absence of a printed rutter of the Atlantic Bourne's descriptions of the ocean currents were the only ones generally available in English..." (Waters, The Art of Navigation, pp. 147-8). <br/><br/> Chapters 8 and 9 "give the latitude and longitude and the length of the longest summer day of numerous places on North America and the West Indies. The concluding chapter of the fifth book contains the author's opinion as to how America and all the then newly discovered lands became peopled (he believed that America was part of Atlantis)" (Boise Penrose sale catalogue, 34). The work was dedicated to Sir William Winter, "Servaior of her highnesse marine causes", who had been responsible for laying down in 1569 the scale of armament of the royal ships that were to defeat the Armada in 1588. <br/><br/> Bourne (c.1535-1582) was a town councillor in Gravesend, Kent, who had practical experience of naval matters and gunnery. His extensive knowledge of mathematics was not acquired at university, yet he was sufficiently well-thought of to be invited by Lord Burghley to assess Leonard Digges's claims for the discoveries of the effects of perspective glasses, published after Digges's death by his son Thomas in <i>Pantometria</i> (1571). This was followed by Bourne's own description of a telescopic device in his <i>Inventions or Devises</i> (1578). The latter work also contains the first recorded plan for an underwater navigation vehicle, a forerunner of the modern submarine. According to E.G. R. Taylor (Mathematical Practitioners, 176), Bourne is "the earliest unlearned English instructor and writer on mathematical practice known to us." <br/><br/> STC 3432.. Small 4to (186 x 138 mm), ff. 134. Red morocco by Rivière & Son, spine richly gilt in compartments between raised bands, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet, gilt inner dentelles, plain endpapers, gilt edges. Front joint just a little tender and starting at head, skilful restoration to lower margin of title, and to some margins towards the end, two or three letters of the errata leaf in excellent pen facsimile, occasional slight worming, mostly marginal, but a very good, well-margined copy. Full-page armorial woodcut on verso of title, woodcut diagrams, some full-page, errata leaf. The Boise Penrose copy, with bookplates; more recent ink ownership inscriptions on front pastedown and free endpaper

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        Seven Hundred (700) Chess Problems

      Henry Sotheran 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 'solutions' at the end. RARE in this condition; it is excellent, crisp and bright.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB ]
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        SIMPLICISSIMUS jargang 7 (1902-1903) e nello stesso volume jargang 8 (1903-1904), Munchen, Langen Albert, 1902

      Unico volume rilegato cm. 28,5 x 38, mz. tela verde con titolo in oro. Il famoso stile di SIMPLICISSIMUS, divenuto leggendario, aveva un taglio critico-satirico verso il potere e la vita borghese, ma sono interessanti anche gli articoli letterari, poesie e racconti. Fondamentali poi contributi artistici con gli straordinari e graffianti disegni a colori dei grandi disegnatori ed animatori Olaf Gulbranson (riconosciuto come uno dei più grandi illustratori della sua epoca ed anima del giornale), Heine (il creatore del famoso cagnone), Bruno Paul, Reznicef, Schulz, Eduard Thony e tanti altri. Ognuna delle centinaia di figure lancia messaggi e simboli e può essere considerata come un editoriale od un articolo di fondo. Le immagini hanno anche un valore artistico indiscutibile. , jargang 7 (da april 1902 a mars 1903) 1-52 (mancano i fasc. 2, 5, 12,13,27) jargang 8 (da april 1903 a mars 1904) 1-52 (mancano i fasc. 22 , 46) Le due annate assieme, così come sono, vengono offerte a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        SIMPLICISSIMUS jargang 7 (april 1902 a marz 1903), Munchen, Langen Albert, 1902

      Unico volume rilegato mz. tela anonima cm. 28,5 x 38, numero pag. per fasc. irregolari. totale annata pp.416, comprese le numerose di pubblicità sia a colori che in b/n. (manca il solo fasc. n. 14) In questa annata sono inseriti 52 numeri del "Bleibat des Simplicissimus" di due facciate cadauno, che non hanno numerazione e sono veicoli di bella pubblicità . Il famoso stile di SIMPLICISSIMUS, divenuto leggendario, aveva un taglio critico-satirico verso il potere e la vita borghese, ma sono interessanti anche gli articoli letterari, poesie e racconti. Fondamentali poi contributi artistici con gli straordinari e graffianti disegni a colori dei grandi disegnatori ed animatori Olaf Gulbranson (riconosciuto come uno dei più grandi illustratori ed anima del giornale), Heine (il creatore del famoso cagnone), Schulz, STEINLEN, Reznicek, Eduard Thony, Wife,Sted, Bruno Paul e tanti altri. Ogni figura lancia messaggi e simboli e può essere considerata come un editoriale o un articolo di fondo. In questa importante annata, molto bello l' EXTRA NUMMER. Dopo il numero 4 "Max und Moritz" di pp.8 illustrato tutto a colori.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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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'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. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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      Öfversatt och utgifven af Carl Carlson Bonde [respektive] Cecilia af Klercker. I-IX. Sthlm, 1902-42. Porträtt,XXIV,475 s. & brevfaksimilplr + porträtt,XVIII,501 s. + porträtt,XVI,586 s. + porträtt,VIII,322 s. + porträtt,IX,(1),360 s. + porträtt,VIII,353 s. & 1 plansch + porträtt,XVIII,642 s. & plr + porträtt,XVIII,905 s. & plr + porträtt,XX,711 s. Åtta obetydligt nötta men mycket stiliga violetta halvsaffianbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, upphöjda bind och gyllenbruna titel- och deltiteletiketter (Hedberg). Övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade. Omslagen medbundna. De tre avslutande banden med lite skiftande färgton. Titeletiketten till band tre med en repa i den högra marginalen. Fin svit med Rosina & Magnus Simonssons exlibris.. Komplett svit av denna viktiga källpublikation rörande den gustavianska tidens historia. Dagboken spänner över åren 1775-1817. Manuskriptet anförtroddes av henne till de förtrogna vännerna Eric Ruuth och Carl Göran Bonde och kom genom den senare till Ericsbergsarkivet samt tillhör numera Riksarkivet

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        Bibliopegy In the United States And Kindred Subjects

      Dodd Mead NY: Dodd, Mead, 1902. First edition. Boards. Orig. cream boards. Teg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 129 pages. 8vo, 22 x 14 cm. Thirty full-page plates (color and black and white) with tissue guards. Index. Limited edition, one of 141 copies on Van Gelder paper. Treats of book-binding and kindred subjects in the United States with examples: color illustrations printed from relief plates, and those in black and white by the direct process (printed from a single photogravure copper plate). Bright, clean copy, uncut, light shelf wear. Cover stripe and corner tips in scarlet.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        Minnesskrift utgiven å tvåhundraårs-dagen af Olof Rudbeck den äldres död.

      Sthlm, 1902. Porträtt,(2 blanka,22),29 s. & 4 plr & 1 utvikbart faksimilerat brev. + De 27 exemplaren ägas av: [=rubrik]. (Tidigast 1932). (1) s. Ljusbrunt halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind, sparsam blindpressad ryggdekor, mörkbrun titeletikett och övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade (Hedberg, 1942). Det andra arbetet har varit vikt. Med Gustaf Bernströms blindpressade monogram i nedersta ryggfältet.. Almquist 544. Bibliotheca Rudbeckiana 1774. Tryckt i 27 numrerade ex., varav detta enligt tillskrift är nr 10. Smutstitelbladet med titeln: In memoriam Olai Rudbeckii. Det lösa bladet med en förteckning på mottagarna av skriften trycktes några år senare. Innehåller dels en faksimil av "Disputatio anatomica, de circulatione sangvinis", 1652, dels "Bibliografiska anteckningar om Olof Rudbecks anatomiska skrifter och striden med Thomas Bartholin". I den senare är bifogat två planscher som enligt Bibliotheca Rudbeckiana endast bifogades i fem ex. Detta är inte som tillskriftens nummer gör gällande Per Hiertas gamla ex. utan antagligen ett extra exemplar utöver den egentliga upplagan, möjligen boktryckarens arkivex. Alla andra bands nog dessutom in i ett originalpergamentband med helt guldsnitt

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        A Sporting Garland

      Sands & Co, London, undated, first English edition, 1902.. (known date [1902]). Hardback picture-book, oblong-format, large quarto-size, unpaginated [54 pages] all printed in colour in which Aldin's striking illustrations alternate with appropriate short verses printed large: publisher's green-and-white paper-covered boards. ••••CONDITION•• Good at best: the three leaves originally tipped-in (now firmly in place) have been loose in the past and the edges show signs of wear (these are slightly different from the others and precede the three sections of the book, Hunting, Shooting and Fishing). All the other plates in first-class order; just one has a very short tear from the bottom edge, no-where near the image. The binding a little delicate but holding and the covers dust-marked and worn at extremities. Now in a professionally-made clamshell box which fits the book exactly but is not original.

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        PINTORICCHIO (Bernardino di Betto of Perugia) His Life, Work, and Time... London, William Heinemann, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1902.

      Bella ril. editoriale in tela, ricca decorazioei impressa in nero alla cop., titolo efregi in oro al dorso e alla cop., cm 41x32, pp 246, 15 tavv a colori e 101 ill. b/n. Accettabili tracce d'uso al dorso, peraltro buon esemplare.

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      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1902 Conrad, Joseph. YOUTH. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1902. Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories. First Edition, First Issue. 8vo., pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-375 [376: blank] + the earliest 32-page publisher&#39;s catalogue dated October 1902 inserted at rear. Original publisher&#39;s turquoise cloth stamped in black on the upper cover & spine, with gilt titles to the spine. A lovely copy in near fine condition, a touch of spotting to the fore-edge, contents clean & free of blemish, gilt titles bright. Contains the first book form appearance of Conrad&#39;s masterpiece, HEART OF DARKNESS - "But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself and, by heavens I tell you, it had gone mad." - "one of the most powerful short novels in the English language" [Farrow, 14]. "A vast body of critical commentary has mined the dense richness and consciously paradoxical quality of this seminal modernist work, with its modern version of a Dantean journey into the Inferno, its Faustian figure of Kurtz provoking ambivalently fascinated horror The influence of Heart of Darkness can be traced in writers as diverse as T.S. Eliot, Andre Gide, H. G. Wells, [Chinua] Achebe, William Golding, Graham Greene, V. S. Naipaul, and George Steiner, while Francis Coppola&#39;s film Apocalypse Now taps some of its rich imaginative possibilities by transposing it to the Vietnam War" [Stringer, 292] - "Conrad&#39;s masterpiece. a novella that has inspired more critical commentary than any modern horror tale, with the possible exception of James&#39;s &#39;The Turn of the Screw.&#39;" - Sullivan (ed.), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 91-2. Wise 10. Cagle A7. An excellent example. The most famous adaptation of Conrad&#146;s Heart of Darkness is Francis Ford Coppola&#39;s 1979 movie Apocalypse Now, which transposes the context of the narrative from the Congo into Vietnam and Cambodia during the Vietnam War.[8] The production documentary of the film was titled, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker&#39;s Apocalypse. "He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision - he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath -"The horror! The horror!" - [Kurtz&#39;s dying words], Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. Custom dark blue embossed slipcase in fine condition.. 1st Edition.

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        (Novel): Diane, Priestess of Haiti, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, LXIX, April 1902

      J.B. Lippincott Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. 1902. First. First, and apparently only edition. Front wrap detached, and chipped at the bottom corner, as are the edges of the first two pages (both of ads), last page of the novel has a short tear and small chip, as do a few of the following pages, else a sound and readable, good or better copy. This issue contains the only appearance of this complete novel by an African-American author. The novel features a separate title page, prints the author's name and title on the spine, and takes up a significant portion of the magazine (80 of the issue's 128 pages, with the remainder mostly comprising advertisements). Durham (1861-1919), born in Pennsylvania, was the assistant editor of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. In 1891 he was named U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Santo Domingo and U.S. Minister to Haiti, an office that he served until 1893. This novel was not published elsewhere to our knowledge. Individual issues of this magazine are rare -- we have never seen another example of this issue offered for sale. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Souvenir. Acis and Galatea Masque of Love

      J J Waddington, UK, 1902. Binding: Softcover. Illustrator: Craig Edward Gordon. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. As Produced at the Great Queen Street Theatre March 10th 1902. Unpaginated, size 10.75 inches tall by 8.25 inches, in brown paper covers. Illustrated with 19 drawings : A Portrait of Handel by Hogarth; A Portrait of Henry Purcell by Kneller and 17 illustrations by Gordon Craig, one tipped in. There is also a pencil drawing to the front endpaper in the style of other illustrations, presumably by a previous owner ? There is a 2 page foreword by J A Fuller Maitland entitled The Purcell Operatic Society and texts by W Barclay Squire and Christopher St John. Contents : The Scenes. Acis And Galatea. Act 1 The White Tent. Act 2. Scene 1. The Shadow. Scene 2. The Giant. Scene 3. The Grey tent. The Masque Of Love. Scene, A Room. The Scenery, Costumes, etc., from designs by Gordon Craig. Executed under the direction of W. T. Hemsley, Miss M. Meredith, Miss D. Inglis, and Miss Edith Craig. Musical Director Martin Shaw. Stage Director Gordon Craig. Book - in Good brown paper covers with black lettering - Oversize covers with wear & small tears to edges, front cover strengthened at hinge with japanese tissue, otherwise contents clean, bright. Staples have been replaced with conventional stitched binding. An attractive copy of this RARE ephemeral work. SCANS available on request Illustrator: Craig Edward Gordon. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 000879.

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      1902. 2. (UPTON,FLORENCE)illus. GOLLIWOGG'S AIR-SHIP. Lond: Longmans 1902. Oblong 4to cloth backed pictorial boards, corners slightly rubbed, slight cover soil and a few inconspicuous archival margin mends else clean, tight VG+. 1st ed. The Golliwoggs become aeronauts in a hot air balloon! The full page color illus. are really superb. Verse by Bertha Upton (Florence's mother).

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        The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

      Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, (1902). First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First state with section headings Book First, Book Second and Book Third. Colored title page and 19 full page plates, five in full color and the rest in two colors. Color pictorial endpapers. Original red cloth blocked in white, black and brown on the upper board in an illustration of Santa descending a chimney. The spine is blocked with the title in black and brown. The pictorial endpapers depict Santa in his sleigh. Cloth lightly soiled and discolored and the white ink rubbed in places, notably on Santa&#39;s beard; small repair to the front inner hinge, and chip to the free edge; else this is a very good copy. It also has a contemporary gift inscription on a preliminary blank dated 1902 and an ownership name and address on the half title.

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        A Digest of Reported Cases in the Supreme Court, Court of

      1902. Eagleson, James G., L.F.S. Robinson, M.A. Brennan, E.F. Healy, J.W.S. Vroland and C. McC. Stafford. A Digest of Reported Cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Insolvency and Courts of Mines of the State of Victoria. From 1895 to [1932]. Melbourne: Charles F. Maxwell (G. Partridge & Co.)/London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1902-1933. 7 Vols. Complete set. Original cloth, gilt titles to spines, some shelfwear, soiling and minor spotting, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, notes in pencil to front pastedowns, small stamps to title pages. A solid set. * Only editions. These volumes were issued serially and are often catalogued as independent titles. No complete sets on OCLC. Sweet & Maxwell, omits the 1895-1901 volume, but it is listed in the Harvard Law Catalogue. See Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 6:17. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:590.

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        (WORKS) THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF WALT WHITMAN--Issued under the ed. supervision of his Literary Executors, Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, and Horace L. Traubel. With additional bibliographical & critical material prepared by Oscar Lovell Triggs

      New York & London: G.P. Putnam&#39;s Sons (printed at the Knickerbocker Press), 1902. The Book-Lover&#39;s Camden Edition. This edition of The Complete Works of Walt Whitman (10 volumes) is No. 370 of 500 numbered sets. ________ Smartly bound in original, elaborately gilt-tooled half vellum over grey-blue paper boards; vellum tips; top page edges gilt. ________ Thick 8vo. (about 9 1/8" x 6 1/2"). Title pages printed in red & green with overall design signed "AKW". Illustrated by a photogravure frontis plate printed on Japan vellum to each volume and with red-titled tissue-guards accompanying full page photogravures on Japan vellum throughout. ________ Vols. 1-3 contain the Leaves of Grass; Vols. 4-10 are the Complete Prose Works, all indexed in the last volume. BAL 21454; Myerson B4. ________ Aside from some minor wear (including bump to fore-edge of board and a stain mark on rear board of Vol. 3), the set is in fine condition. A handsome set with great shelf appearance.

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        Cricket of Today and Yesterday with Special Articles By Famous Cricketers Etc, ( Gift Inscription By Jack. N. Crawford )

      London: Caxton Publishing Co, 1902.. Subscription Illustrated Edition. Near Very Good. Quarto Signed by Author This copy inscribed in volume 1, '' To the Eastbourne Cricket Club Hoping that, at least one brother ''friend'' may find these pages pleasantly reminiscent and interesting, Jack N. Crawford November 1935. Volume 2, inscribed, '' Eastbourne Cricket Club J. N. Crawford 1937.Complete in 2 volumes. Bound in original publishers decorative green cloth. Cloth nicked with some wear on head and tail of spines, lightly rubbed, slightly faded. Both bindings in good clean condition. Internally, pages and illustrations clean and bright throughout. A very nice clean 2 volume work, inscribed by Jack Crawford, England and surrey Cricketer. 8933.A16

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        Poems of The Past and Present

      London: Harper & Brothers, (1902). First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Yes. First edition. 260pp. + ads. Publisher&#39;s green ribbed cloth, gilt titles and device on the upper board. Top edge gilt. There is a very tiny closed tear at the top of the spine and the beginnings of a split between pages 159 and 160. Very minor bumping to corners, but an unusually fine, bright copy. Ex-Doheny, with the oval leather &#39;Ex libris Estelle Doheny&#39; bookplate on the front paste down (and has offset, as usual, to the opposite page (the front free endpaper.) Webb, Bibliography of Thomas Hardy, pp. 35-36. This title was issued in two bindings, as Webb notes: dark green ribbed cloth, T.E.G; and white buckram with gilt edges. "The difference is one of size," he writes, "the cloth being about quarter-of-an-inch taller than the buckram.

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        [Loffler, Berthold] Marienbad, Franzensbad, Teplitz

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

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        Complete Writings [Paumanok Edition], The

      1902. The Paumanok Edition in the Publisher&#146;s Three-Quarter Morocco BindingWHITMAN, Walt. The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman. Issued under the editorial supervision of his Literary Executors, Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, and Horace L. Traubel. With additional bibliographical and critical material prepared by Oscar Lovell Triggs, Ph.D. New York, The Knickerbocker Press: G.P. Putnam&#146;s Sons, 1902.The Paumanok Edition. Limited to 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper (of which this is #92), signed by the publisher. Ten large octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 236 x 166 mm). Etched and photogravure frontispieces and plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Publisher&#146;s three-quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spines lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments in a floral design, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine set.Walt Whitman (1819-1892), &#147;American journalist, essayist, and poet whose style of writing in such works as Leaves of Grass (first edition, 1855) revolutionized American literature. Such poems as &#145;I Sing the Body Electric&#146; and &#145;Song of Myself&#146; asserted the beauty of the human body, physical health, and sexuality&#133;in 1856&#133;the second edition of Leaves of Grass appeared. This collection contained revisions of the poems of the first edition and several new ones&#133;All his later volumes of new poems were to be incorporated into successive editions&#133;When his brother was wounded at Fredericksburg, Whitman went there in 1862 to care for him. For the rest of the Civil War he spent much time&#133;caring for both Union and Confederate soldiers. In May 1865 Drum-Taps showed Whitman&#146;s readers a new kind of poetry, ranging from his early oratorical excitement to his later awareness of the horrors of the war. The Sequel to Drum-Taps, published in the autumn of 1865, contained his great elegy on Lincoln, &#145;When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom&#146;d&#146;&#148; (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature).Myerson B4.

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

      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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        Essays of Michael Lord of Montaigne

      Boston; 1902 &1904.: Houghton Mifflin Co. In three volumes limited to 265 copies, unopened, translated into English by John Florio and beautifully designed and printed by Bruce Rogers with his printer&#39;s mark at the rear of each volume. 415, 582 and 492pp. each with frontispiece, decorative title pages and decorative initial lettering, bound in 1/4 beige cloth over pale green marbled paper covered boards, paper spine labels lettered in black with and extra label at rear of each volume, wide margined,light foxing to edges and endpapers, internally clean, toning to spines and minor shelf wear. A handsomely produced set. As a humanist, Montaigne conceived of philosophy as education pertaining to the formation of one&#39;s judgment, morals, manners and customs used in everyday life: Therefore, offering us a philosophy in accordance with life.. Limited Edition. Folio.

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        Two Books Extra-Illustrated by Bernarda Bryson as a Young Girl, ca. 1913

      Two octavo volumes (a 1902 Longfellow Collected Poems and a ca. 1914 reprint of C.N. & A.M. Williamson's It Happened in Egypt) with extensive juvenile marginalia by Bernarda Bryson when about ten years of age. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate labels tipped on at each front pastedown. In one volume Bernarda Bryson Shahn has added a lengthy holograph note in ink, signed by her and dated 1995: "NOTE: this book was inscribed with my name...& decorated profusely by me in - as I figure it, 1913. It was found by Bert and Sally Kozma in 1995 - 82 years later...I read it - didn't remember it - but meanwhile I've also spent time in Egypt, stayed at the Mena House, taken a boat up the Nile, beheld the sunrise over the Temple at Luxor." The sketches include a number of likenesses and caricatures in profile, probably drawn from the young artist's imagination but quite accomplished and with full indication of the promise that would eventually reveal itself in her mature work. The drawings in the second volume, while generally cruder and lacking the ironclad provenance of those in the first, are similar enough in style and subject that we feel quite confident that they are also the work of young Miss Bryson. Of particular interest is a sketch on the rear endpaper illustrating a passage from Longfellow's "The Golden Legend" - it is quite fully finished (by a ten-year-old's standards) and suggests an affinity for book illustration which would in later years become Bernarda Bryson Shahn's primary focus.

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        Choix De Sonnets

      Eragny Press, Hammersmith 1902 . First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Eragny Press one of 226 copies. First Edition. Choix de Sonnets de P. de Ronsard, 1902, wood-engraved frontispiece, border and initials designed by Lucien Pissarro, light toning to endpapers, bookplate, original decorative boards, edges a little rubbed, 8vo, Very clean and bright text block.

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        Unto This Last

      London: Vale Press, 1902. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. full vellum, backstrip lettered in gilt, cloth ties, one detached but present. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Ricketts, Charles. 151 pages. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one 400 copies printed in red and black. Decorations, borders and initial letters, designed by Ricketts. Four essays on the First Principles of Political Economy, printed at the Ballantyne Press. Roderick Cave in "The Private Press," notes, his (Ricketts) practice of thinking each work out afresh was a valuable lesson for latter book designers, and most notable perhaps in Meynell&#39;s work at the Nonesuch Press. Lovely copy, interior clean and fresh, small bookseller label of Paul Elder, San Francisco rear past-down, gilt escutcheon lower front cover, backstrip lettered in gilt.

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        A Persian Pearl and Other Essays, Inscribed by Darrow to Rosalinde

      1902. Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. A Persian Pearl and Other Essays. Chicago: C.L. Ricketts (Lakeside Press colophon), 1902. 160, [1] pp. Quarter cloth over patterned paper boards, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges. Light soiling, some wear to spine ends and corners, author inscription to front free endpaper. Light toning to text, internally clean. A nice copy with an interesting association. * Second edition. The inscription reads "To Rosalyn [sic] Fuller/ from/ Clarence Darrow/ Feby 9th 1917." A Persian Pearl was Darrow&#39;s first book and the cornerstone of any Darrow collection. It consists of five essays. "A Persian Pearl" is an appreciation of Omar Khayyam&#39;s Rubaiyat. The other essays discuss Walt Whitman, Robert Burns, realism in literature and art and the importance of facing up to past mistakes without fear or shame. Fuller [1901-1982], a distinguished British actress, was famous for her portrayal of Ophelia to John Barrymore&#39;s celebrated Hamlet on Broadway in 1922 and continued to perform into the 1970s. She also has a footnote in literary history for her brief affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some scholars believe she was the model for Marcia, the bold chorus girl in "Head and Shoulders," a story later included in Flappers and Philosophers (1920). Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 44.

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      [London. ca. 1902-3].. 227 numbered leaves, plus lettered inserts. Quarto. Closely written in black ink on lightly ruled paper, with frequent revisions and corrections. Evidently used as the setting manuscript, with occasional ink thumb prints and smudges, but in very good order, contained in a full morocco clamshell case (joint broken). The substantial working manuscript for Merrick&#39;s best known novel, published by Grant Richards in 1903, and reissued in 1918 with an introductory essay by J.M. Barrie, who described the novel as "the best sentimental journey written in this country since the publication of the other one." Merrick (born Leonard Miller, 1864-1939) is likely little read these days, except for this novel, but when his Collected Works were published in 1918-1919, Barrie, Wells, Locke, Pinero, Howells, Hewlett, among others, contributed prefatory essays, and CONRAD IN SEARCH OF HIS YOUTH figured on several "highspot" lists of its era.

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        The Cruise of the Dazzler

      New York: The Century Company, 1902. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing in the Publisher&#39;s original cream-colored cloth, decorated in orange, blue-green, and black, and lettered in orange and black, complete with 6 full-page plates (mildly askew, modest handling soil, spine slightly darkened and mildly rubbed, spine ends pushed, a bare minimum of wear, prior owner&#39;s neatly signed name and date to the front free endpaper), in a Very Good + later dust jacket (a bit larger than the book, light wear, modest soiling to rear panel, a few tiny closed edge tears and some modest wrinkling, the jacket&#39;s interior shows some soiling to the rear panel and minor repairs to the spine, bottom of the rear panel, and to the folds); Jack London&#39;s debut, and scarcest, novel (listed by Sisson and Martens&#39; chronology prior to his novel "A Daughter of the Snows", also published in October, 1902); London&#39;s fourth book and his only juvenile novel, telling the story of a schoolboy who runs away from home and joins the crew of The Dazzler. An abridged version of the novel was published in St. Nicholas Magazine for Young Folks (July, 1902), and the book offered here constitutes the first complete publication of this important and rare Jack London work . Copies of the book in a condition as nice as is this copy are rather difficult to find, and, while the dust jacket is from a later edition, copies wearing any dust jacket for the title are rare. (An otherwise comparable copy, lacking the dust jacket, sold at auction in 2008 for $4,800.) A Very Nice copy of a very important and quite scarce Jack London book. RARE.

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        Paris-Staff: Exposition de 1900

      Paris: Henri Beraldi. nd. (1902). First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 84/118. [1902] Full morocco 8vo, 83p. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 25 gravures by Henri Paillard. Number 84 of only 118 copies printed. Original gilt crepe paper covers bound into an exquisite art nouveau binding by Rene Kieffer. Teal levant morocco with inlaid arboreal designs in taupe and sage green, with gilt accents. Four tall spine bands, aeg. Thick, gilt-ruled doublures with Kieffer&#39;s stamp. Embroidered fabric end papers, supplemental marbled papers on following spread. In patterned slipcase with morocco lip. Near fine in VG slipcase. An exquisite fine binding. Carteret IV, 192.

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        Corot and Millet. With critical essays by Gustave Geffroy & Arsene Alexandre.

      The Studio, London, Paris, New York, 1902. In English. . Richly illustrated. Blind-stamped. Gilt-edged. Inside dentelles. Extraordinary decorated moroccobinding by G. Hedberg in mint condition. With slipcase

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        The Prose and Poetical Works of Heinrich Heine. Translated by Charles Godfrey Leland

      New York: Printed for Subscribers only by Croscup and Sterling Company, [1902]. D¸sseldorf edition, number 15 of 250 copies printed on Holland Paper, signed by the publishers. 20 vols., 8vo. With plates in TWO STATES. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., Edinburgh. Bound in original three quarter blue morocco with gilt stamping and red morocco floral onlays on the spines, t.e.g. Bookplate of Richard Waln Meirs. Two volumes with hinges neatly repaired. Very nice and unusual set . This was one of the last works by Charles Leland. He died in 1903

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        The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Hawthorne&#39;s Works)

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, (Riverside Press), 1902.. Octavo, 13 volumes. Three quarters leather. Complete set of Hawthorne&#39;s works. Gilt tooling and titles to the spine, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. A nice set.

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      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1902. ONE OF 40 SPECIAL COPIES WITH TWO EXTRA STATES OF THE PLATES, AND INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER (to "Monsieur L. Rattier"--see below), OF THE LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES ON JAPAN VELLUM (of a total edition of 400 copies). A Finely Bound Volume for and about a Bibliophile 203 x 140 mm (8 x 5 1/2"). 2 p.l., 150, [1] pp. VERY FINE CRIMSON MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID, BY CHAMBOLLE-DURU (stamp-signed on front doublure), covers with broad border comprised of seven gilt fillets, raised bands, spine compartments outlined with five concentric gilt rules, DOUBLURES OF BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO FEATURING STYLIZED FLOWERS OF INLAID OLIVE BROWN MOROCCO on elegant arching gilt stems, cloth endleaves, marbled flyleaves, all edges gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in. With seven etchings, each in three states (for a total of 21 plates), by Edmond Adolphe Rudaux. Carteret IV, 223. IN VIRTUALLY MINT CONDITION. This is a beautifully bound connoisseur's copy of a work that offers a humorous account of the adventures of a bibliophile and the fortunes of a rare book during the period of the French Revolution. Paul Lacroix (1806-84), a journalist and the author of numerous historical romances as well as more serious historical accounts, was a great enthusiast of the world of books and libraries. The etchings take us into that world, including scenes of the book stalls along the Seine, a public library interior, and the final scene of a bibliophile dozing before the fire while dreaming of a book. The artist, Edmond Rudaux (1840-1914), produced paintings and etchings in the Romantic style, as well as realistic genre scenes like those in the present volume, and was a pioneer in the revival of the technique of etching. The inscribee here is no doubt the eminent French bibliophile Léon Rattier, whose collection, especially of fine limited editions, was renowned for its beauty and uniformly outstanding condition. The present sort of volume is exactly the kind of thing that gave his library its deserved reputation--a limited luxury printing on special paper with the plates in extra states, with a special presentation from the publisher, and in a binding from one of the best Parisian workshops. Books from the Rattier library made up much of the sale held at Drouot on 6 June 1984. Our binding is another example of the elegant work produced by the Chambolle bindery (about which, see previous item). While classical work was always their mainstay, the firm "showed a cautious recognition of the . . . preoccupation with Art Nouveau." (Duncan and De Bartha) The binding represents both impulses, the covers being entirely classical, and the doublures, with their sinuous stems and leafy inlaid forms, being obviously an expression of Art Nouveau.

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        Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn

      London - George Bell and Sons, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The diaries of writer John Evelyn, which are a valuable historical source for information on life in seventeenth-century England. Evelyn&#39;s diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (he witnessed the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Evelyn and Pepys corresponded frequently and much of this correspondence has been preserved. Also including the correspondences of Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and Sir Edward Hyde and Sir Richard Browne. With forty-five plates throughout, including frontispieces to each volume. Complete in four volumes. Ex-libris bookplate of Viotti E. G. Churcher to front pastedowns. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally very smart, with just some fading to the boards and the odd mark to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot to the textblock edge. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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      London: George Newnes Ltd.; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. With a Signed Poem on Herrick by Robert Bridges 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). Two volumes. SPLENDID BURGUNDY MOROCCO, LAVISHLY AND INTRICATELY GILT IN A "SCOTTISH WHEEL" DESIGN, BY MORRELL (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with large central wheel of 20 compartments containing slender and elegant floral tools between two lines of dots radiating from a central rosette, massed tiny circle tools at head and foot of wheel, a triangle formed by small scalloped compartments and multiple tiny flowers above and below the centerpiece, large leaf frond tools at corners, and many small tools accenting the background; raised bands, interlocking floral garlands forming an oval wreath in spine compartments, punctuated on either side by a cluster of crescents and other small tools, elegantly and elaborately gilt turn-ins, ivory watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. With 26 line drawings in black and white (reproduced by photolithography and photogravure) by Reginald Savage, as called for. A leaf with a printed copy of Robert Bridges' poem "In a Volume of Herrick" tipped in at front, the verso SIGNED BY BRIDGES and dated June 22, 1905. Top of spine of second volume with barely perceptible loss of leather, silk endleaf in each volume with dampstain (no doubt from removal of bookplate), leaves a little browned at edges because of quality of paper, otherwise a particularly attractive set, the glittering bindings unusually lustrous. Day praises the verse of "the greatest of the Cavalier poets" for its "charming daintiness" and "consummately beautiful artifice," words that could also describe the meticulously executed bindings by Morrell. A friend and follower of Ben Jonson, Herrick (1591-1674) showed a dazzling display of technical versatility in his poetry, employing almost every stanzaic and verse form in English. In his "Hesperides," a collection of more than 1,100 poems (most of which are printed here), he expounds a hedonistic philosophy full of pagan raptures and wistful sorrow set in a joyous English landscape. Herrick's other important collection, "Noble Numbers" (represented here in the second volume), consists of some 270 religious poems that express in equally flawless verse the poet's satisfaction at the steady benignity of an uncomplicated deity. In tribute to Herrick, English poet Robert Bridges (1844-1930) wrote (in part), "Dear old worldling gone astray / You would rather sing than pray . . . Glorious poet--not a saint-- / Lyric splendor without taint." The tipped-in signed leaf containing these lines appeared in the collection "Bramble Brae," published in 1902. A very popular poet in his day, Bridges was named Poet Laureate in 1913, after Rudyard Kipling declined the post. For more on Morrell and "Scottish Wheel" bindings, see the previous entry, which describes a volume in a binding of very similar design to the present set.

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        Songs of Childhood

      London: Longman, Green, and Co., 1902. Octavo. First edition. With a frontispiece illustration of dancing fairies by Richard Doyle, titled &#147;Under the Dock Leaves.&#148; This is Walter de la Mare&#146;s first book, a collection of poems written under the pen name Walter Ramal. Imagination and fantasy abound in these lighthearted verses. Inscribed to Theodore Spicer-Simson, a British sculptor who completed a portrait medallion of de la Mare in 1922. With a tipped-in TLS to a Mr. Hawe [sic], who is presumably W. T. H. Howe, the publisher, collector, and patron of the literary arts. Bound in parchment-backed blue cloth, gilt-stamped with the publisher&#146;s insignia. Spine slightly rubbed and darkened, faint offsetting from dried flower between pp.92-93, letter has a slight split on the fold, else about fine. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell box, gilt-titled on spine. T.e.g. Howe&#146;s bookplate.

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