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        Youth (includes Heart of Darkness)

      London and Edinburgh: Willliam Blackwood and Sons. 1902, 1902. FIRST EDITION, first issue (with earliest ads dated 10/02) Publisher's light green cloth decoratively blocked in gilt and black. Internally clean and fresh. Ink ownership to front pastedown and flyleaf. Cloth a little bumped and toned to spine with a tiny nick to the head of the spine. A very good, handsome example of the author's acclaimed short story collection, including the classic dark tale 'Heart of Darkness'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Youth

      UK: William Blackwood. London, William Blackwood, 1902. Hardback in original green boards. First issue with catalogue dated 10/02. Very good condition, 20 mm split to the top of the spine and a small nick, darkening to spine with some chipping to the lower edge. Front board is rubbed and has a large area of wear. Very light foxing here and there and a Wilton Literary and Scientific blindstamp. A Nice copy. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1902.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA RENDERED INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY EDWARD FITZGERALD, THE TEXT HERE GIVEN BEING THAT OF THE FIFTH RECENSION WITH THE SAME DONE INTO GREEK BY ERNEST CRAWLEY OF BRADFIELD COLLEGE, BERKSHIRE ENGLAND

      Boston: Merrymount Press, 1902. Minor warping to vellum, else about fine. Rare. Limited to 25 copies on Japan vellum, this no. 15. With a signed slip in an envelope signed by Dole: "This Copy is Number Fifteen Nathan Haskell Dole". There were 150 copies on paper). [x], 69p. Edited by Nathan Haskell Dole. Bound in red dyed yapp vellum with ribbon ties, the supper cover titled in gilt Smith 136; Potter 579.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        The masque of the Edwards of England : a coronation pageant / by C.R. Ashbee & Edith Harwood

      London : Edward Arnold, 1902. 1st Edition. Description: 45, [3] p : incl. col. illus., col. plates ; 29 x 41 cm. Subjects: English drama - Masques and mystery plays - Works. From the colophon: 'Written by C.R.Ashbee as a pageant for the time of the crowning of the king [Edward VII], and printed...at the Press of the Guild of Handicraft at Essex House. The drawings...are by Edith Harwood...in part ...touched by hand'. Good copy in the original title-printed raw linen over boards. Some wear to spine, with panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Some stainging also evident to boards. Tissue guards to plates. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Limited edition: No. 172/300.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        THE WORKS

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1902. The "Cambridge Edition.. Hardcover. 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. The "Cambridge Edition.". 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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Don Quixote de La Mancha

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1902. Translated from the Spanish by P. A. Motteux. 4 volumes, large octavo (227 × 145 mm). Contemporary tan half calf by Bayntun, spines gilt in compartments, tan morocco labels and cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece in each volume and 33 plates by Adolphe Laluze. An excellent set. A very handsomely bound and illustrated set of Don Quixote. P. A. Motteux (1663–1718) was a translator, dramatist, and editor of The Gentleman's Journal. His greatest successes were his translation of Rabelais and this edition of Don Quixote, which was "widely admired throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for its descriptive lucidity and playful wit" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Novels:

      924 - London -Macmillan and Co., 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very attractive set of the novels of Jane Austen, featuring her best known works and beautifully illustrated throughout by Hugh Thomson. Includes Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey/Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey/Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibilityfrom 1902,Pride and Prejudice from 1924. All are uniformly bound. Including five frontipieces with tissueguards. Condition: Rebacked in red crushed morocco bindings. Externally, very smart with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd spot to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A Short History of the English People

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive history of England from historian John Richard Green. Illustrated edition, edited by Mrs J. R. Green and Miss Kate Norgate. With thirty-one plates (collated complete), many of which are coloured and including two folding plates. After suffering from failing health he abandoned these projects and instead concentrated his energies on the preparation of his A Short History of the English People, which appeared in 1874, and at once gave him an assured place in the first rank of historical writers. In Relfe bindings (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpapers). Complete in four volumes. Condition: In armorial calf bindings. Externally very smart, with just a few patches of light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd patch of foxing. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF AN ARTICLE ENTITLED "THE GAME AS PLAYED UP NORTH

      Late January or early February, 1902. Hardcover. A Substantial Unpublished Signed ManuscriptManifesting Twain's Fury at Being Exploited. 229 x 146 mm (9 x 5 3/4"). 9 leaves, written on plain, high-quality stationery; main body of text on recto, with emendations on verso of four leaves. Five short splits at the end of folds, a couple of small closed tears to head of second leaf, one faint ink smudge, otherwise AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE, quite legible and generally very well preserved. This intriguing unpublished manuscript sets forth Clemens' fury at the use of his name for promoting what he considered to be a literary lottery by a self-serving publisher. It was originally written as an article to be submitted to the "North American Review," a journal owned by Harper's, the publisher with which Clemens had a sole contract. This is obviously a draft, with whole passages marked out and rewritten on the verso of the sheets, and with many corrections in the text. Clemens sent it to Clara Spaulding Stanchfield (1849-1935), a childhood friend of his wife Livy and a close friend of the couple all their lives: a note at the top of the first page says, "Dear Clara : This is the N[orth] A[merican] Review article which I suppressed. It contains the legal points (or the absence of them.) SLC." The title "The Game as Played Up North" refers to a Boston publisher (Small, Maynard & Company, though unnamed in this manuscript) that advertised in the 2 December 1901 edition of "Life" magazine a work called "The House Party," purporting to be "an account of the stories that were told at a gathering of famous American authors, the story-tellers being introduced by Paul Leicester Ford, the literary host of the occasion." The publisher claimed that 25 popular American writers, Mark Twain among them, had been invited to submit a short story and a dozen of them had agreed. The stories would be published in "House Party" without attribution, and readers were challenged to identify which of the 25 possible authors had written which story. The person who correctly identified all 12 authors was to receive a $1,000 prize--no small sum at that time. In order to participate, it was necessary to submit one's guesses on a special form bound into the "House Party" volume--thus requiring a purchase by participants. Clemens objected in the first place that this constituted an illegal lottery, in which players were required to put down a good sum of money for the very slim chance of winning a prize. This moralistic rant soon gives way, however, to what is really bothering him: the use of his name, without his permission, to sell books. Would it be legal or ethical, he asks, to list financiers like Morgan, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, or Astor as possible members of a company's board of directors in order to sell that company's stock? He lists the other 24 writers named in the advertisement and announces that he has contacted 16 of them: on 9 and 10 January 1902 Clemens sent at least 12 of the authors what he described as a "manifolded letter to the 25" asking each of them two questions: were you "invited to contribute?" and "did you contribute?" These letters were typewritten, with blanks to fill in the author's name and the answers to his questions. (The letters, which Clemens had requested be returned to him with the answers, are in the Mark Twain Papers at the University of California at Berkeley.) The 13 whose names had been used without their consent were, like Clemens, indignant. Even the contributors were resentful to have been made a part of the publisher's lottery scheme, which they knew nothing about in advance. Clemens signs the manuscript three times, as "Mark Twain" at the end of the text (with three lines drawn through the signature); again as "Mark Twain" in a postscript in which he declines to name the Boston publisher, as he does not wish to give the firm's objectionable project any additional publicity; and once as "SLC" in his prefatory note to Clara. Although the manuscript is not dated, it was no doubt written in late January or early February 1902, after Clemens received responses from his fellow writers. The other authors listed by Twain in this manuscript include (with dates provided by us): Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907), John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), G[eorge]. W[ashington]. Cable (1844-1925), Winston Churchill (American novelist) (1871-1947), F[rancis]. Marion Crawford (1854-1909), Margaret Deland (1857-1945), Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902), John Fox, Jr. (1862-1919), Hamlin Garland (1860-1940), Robert Grant (1852-1940), Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908), Mrs. Burton [Constance Cary] Harrison (1843-1920), William Dean Howells (1837-1920), Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922), Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943), Bertha Runkle (1879-1958), Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915), Frank Stockton (1834-1902), Ruth McEnery Stuart (1852-1917), Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), [Alice French] "Octave Thanet" (1850-1934), Mary E. Wilkins [Freeman] (1852-1930), and Owen Wister (1860-1938). We are very grateful for the assistance and information provided by Dr. Robert Hirst, Curator of the Mark Twain Papers at the University of California, Berkeley, in describing this item.

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        The River War

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1902. Red cloth with gilt lettering and gilt mosque and gilt riverboat to spine and front panel. The is the second edition and the first one volume edition which has been abridged and revised. The maps have been kept but the photographs have been eliminated. Considerable sections of the text have been revised. Somewhat rare as the print run was only 1000 copies. Cloth on the spine has been restored and the endpapers renewed o/w a very good copy. . 2nd Edition Revised. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        The Works of Mark Twain. Include: The Innocents Abroad, The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, etc.. With Biographical Criticism by Brander Matthews and Prefaces

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1902-1912., 1902. The Author's National Edition, complete in 25 volumes; 8vo. A very handsome set recently bound in brown half morocco with tan and brown title labels and gilt to spines; brown cloth boards; top edges gilt. With portrait frontispieces and illustrations throughout. A fine set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Adventures of Uncle Lubin, Told and Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

      Brentano's New York: Brentano's. 1902. First American edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, 1902. Pictorial cltoh hardcover, 114 pp., illustrated (including a color frontispiece), clean unmarked text, Good copy, a bit of straining to the front inner hinge, minor foxing, soiling, or discoloration to some pages and to page-edges, minor rubbing to the front cover, some wear or loss to the tips and edges of the book's covers. Our copy is housed in protective mylar. Rare book.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE CELTIC TWILIGHT

      London: A.H. Bullen, 1902.. Blue cloth, elaborately stamped in gilt after a design by Althea Gyles, untrimmed. Edges and endsheets moderately foxed, light rubbing to extremities, else very good. First printing of the revised and enlarged edition, in the primary binding. One of two thousand copies printed. Inscribed in the month of publication: "To Lady Gregory from WB Yeats July 7 1902." There is one word insertion in the poem on page 235 in Yeats' hand. Lady Gregory recorded the circumstances of her first meeting with Yeats, and the birth of a friendship central to modern Irish literary history in 'Our Irish Theatre': "On one of those days at Duras in 1898, Mr. Edward Martyn, my neighbour, came to see the Count (de Basterot), bringing with him Mr.Yeats, whom I did not then know very well, though I cared for his work very much and had already, through his directions, been gathering folk-lore. They had lunch with us, but it was a wet day, and we could not go out. After a while I thought the Count wanted to talk to Mr. Martyn alone; so I took Mr. Yeats to the office where the steward used to come to talk, ­less about business I think than of the Land War or the state of the country, or the last year's deaths and marriages from Kinvara to the headland of Aughanish. We sat there through that wet afternoon, and though I had never been at all interested in theatres, our talk turned on plays. Mr. Martyn had written two, The Heather Field and Maeve. They had been offered to London managers, and now he thought of trying to have them produced in Germany where there seemed to be more room for new drama than in England. I said it was a pity we had no Irish theatre where such plays could be given. Mr. Yeats said that had always been a dream of his, but he had of late thought it an impossible one, for it could not at first pay its way, and there was no money to be found for such a thing in Ireland. We went on talking about it, and things seemed to grow possible as we talked, and before the end of the afternoon we had made our plan. We said we would collect money, or rather ask to have a certain sum of money guaranteed. We would then take a Dublin theatre and give a performance of Mr. Martyn's Heather Field and one of Mr. Yeats's own plays, 'The Countess Cathleen'. I offered the first guarantee of £25." WADE 35.

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        The Watcher by The Threshold

      London, William Blackwood and Sons 1902., 1902. First Edition. 8vo. Pp 136 + [32] catalogue, dated 2/02. Publisher's pictorial blue cloth, titled and ruled in orange and white, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Endpapers a little toned, uncut edges with some spotting, cloth is particularly bright with just minor rubbing. An unquestionably fine copy. A splendid and rip-roaring collection of weird and supernatural oddities. A handsome copy of a tricky book, lacking all of the usual damage (chipping to the front board decoration, flattening of the spine, fraying, horrendous bumping, possession by demons etc.) and instead being bright, clean and lovely to look at, a claim that cannot be shared by most books of its distinguished vintage. Most copies of the Hound of The Baskervilles (published in the same year) are considerably less well turned out. Packed with stories of lost tribes of Picts, bizarre behaviour by the otherwise respectable and a fair amount of feverishly guzzled brandy for purely medicinal purposes. Blanchard A13. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [13-319]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE FLOWER AND THE LEAF

      Chipping Camden: Essex House Press, 1902. No. 147 OF 165 COPIES (all printed on vellum). Hardcover. 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). 45, [1] pp. No. 147 OF 165 COPIES (all printed on vellum). Original vellum over stiff boards, embossed vignette on front cover, flat spine with gilt titling. Three full-page hand-colored illustrations, including the frontispiece, and 85 charming ornamental initials drawn and hand colored by Edith Harwood. Tissue guards. Tomkinson, p. 73; Ransom, p. 266; Franklin, p. 199. A little soiling to head edge of binding, but A FINE COPY, the vellum smooth and clean, with rich impressions and attractive hand coloring. As an addition to the several crafts practiced at his Guild of Handicrafts located at Essex House in London's Mile End Road, C. R. Ashbee founded the Essex House Press in 1898 by purchasing the presses and other production equipment (though not the type) formerly owned by the Kelmscott Press, which had shut down at the death of William Morris. Ashbee printed books for 12 years, with vellum, ink, and paper identical to that used by Kelmscott, in an effort to carry on the tradition Morris had established. But the Essex House Press, because it was conceived of and continued as part of a larger enterprise involving various artisans at work in a group of workshops, always had its own special identity, a fact which Cave reflects when he calls it the "Arts and Crafts press 'par excellence.'" Written in 600 lines of rhyme-royal, the present work is an allegory that has traditionally been ascribed to Chaucer (it certainly is Chaucerian in spirit), but is now thought to have been written by someone else, quite possibly a woman. Beloved by Keats, it follows in a conventional way a wandering poet who encounters knights and goddesses as well as idle folks delighting in leisure, but it is written with an uncommon love of beauty and freshness of spirit. The book is the sixth in a series of 14 "Great Poems in the English Language." The colored historiated initials here are especially delightful.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Compleat Angler

      Freemantle 1902. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. The Winchester Edition" of 1902 in 2 volumes. Very Good in original green cloth. Both volumes a little spotting to page edges and endpapers, else complete and tight copies. Reprint of the 5th edition of 1676

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        HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Volume IV

      New York: Susan B. Anthony, (1902). First Edition. Cloth. Light soiling to the endpapers with little effect on the signed page. Some wear and soiling to cloth, rear hinge shaken but covers tight. Very Good. The fourth volume, eventually complete in six volumes, in publisher's purple cloth. Illustrated with copperplate and photogravure engravings. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Anthony on the front free endpaper: "Miss Mariana T. Folsom/Austin -- Texas/With best love and/earnest wishes for Texas -- and/for yourself --/Susan B. Anthony/Rochester - N.Y./June 11 1903-." Mariana Folsom (1845-1910) was a minister, lecturer and reform activist. By 1879 she was a lecturer for the Iowa Woman Suffrage Association, and in 1881 she moved to Texas where she was to become a leader in the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the Texas Equal Rights Association.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan (two volumes, both first edition, first printing)

      Longmans, Green and Co. First edition, first printing (two volumes). Here is Churchill's second book and his last to be published in England in the 19th Century. This first edition is notable for a number of reasons. First, aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Second, from a collector's standpoint it is scarce; the publisher released only 2,646 copies of this beautiful edition, and this number includes both second and third printings. Third, bibliographically it is notable that this first edition is the *only* unabridged edition printed to this day. In 1902 Churchill (now a new member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of the criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. Last but not least, the text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill is unusually sympathetic to the indigenous inhabitants and critical of the British army. These books offer us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in a distinctly 19th century world. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called by some the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. This work and in particular this edition is as important and desirable as any in the Churchill canon. Offered here is a collector-grade first printing set. The bindings of both volumes are unusually clean, with bright gilt, sharp corners, and only trivial shelf wear. Spine presentation is superior. Both volumes show some of the usual wrinkling at the spine ends, but both the color and gilt remain excellent. Unlike many copies, this set is entirely original, having suffered no restoration or repair. The contents of both volumes are truly noteworthy - unusually bright and clean, not just internally, but on the text block edges as well. The spotting endemic to this edition is absent here. We find no spotting, either internally or on the text block edges. Moreover, the contents remain tight in the bindings, with none of the typical splits or gutter breaks detected. The original black endpapers are present, as are all maps, plans, and illustrations, including the tissue guards at each frontispiece. The sole interior flaw detected is a 1.5 inch diameter brown stain on the tissue paper guard at the Volume II frontispiece. Both books have removable protective mylar covers. The set is housed in a custom-built, double clamshell presentation case in blue leather. Bibliographic reference; Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29.

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        THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT

      Published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1902. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Good condition with no wrapper. Grey boards with white lettering and pictorial onlay to front cover. Grey leaf patterned endpapers. 97 pages. Colour illustrations. Appears that titles to covers have been pencilled over. Cover edges are worn, with a little chipping to base of spine. Front joint is badly broken. Contents are still attached, but stitching is a little loose. Inscription in ink to verso of half-title page. An excellent candidate for restoration - or still a nice reading copy of the first trade edition. Contents are still nice and bright. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London:: George Newnes,, 1902.. First edition. First printing.. Hardcover. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches). pp.358, (1). B/w frontis and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Publisher's red cloth blocked in gilt and black (signed A.G.J.). Cloth rubbed, trifle bubbled, marked. Faded to spine, split across spine near foot, frayed to outer joint at foot of spine. Ink stamp to front pastedown 'C.W. [and] 30 APR'. Trifle spotting to endpapers, and occasional spotting to textblock. Illustration opposite p.322 trifle grubby, nicked and creased to fore-edge. Rear inner joint starting, book shaken. First issue, with typo error 'you name mentioned' on p.13, line 3, and the signature of Sidney Paget is reversed in the illustration facing p.76. A Very Good copy.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories. (includes Heart of Darkness)

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1902 First edition, first issue with earliest ads (dated "10/02"). Original publisher's green cloth. An excellent copy with a trace of rubbing to the extremities, some very faint soiling to covers, a few small spots to page edges, former owner bookplate tipped-in to front pastedown, else near fine. Includes "Heart of Darkness" and "The End of the Tether").. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1902. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in black. Bookplate. Spine a little rolled and toned, faint rubbing to extremities, short tear to cloth at head of spine. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first issue with the thirty-two page catalogue at the rear dated 10/02. Three lengthened stories or novellas including one of Conrad's most regarded works, "Heart of Darkness" from which T. S. Eliot took the epigraph "Mistah Kurtz. He dead" for his "Hollow Men". Described by Connolly in his Modern Movement as "a masterpiece of sinister deterioration seen by the narrator who is himself profoundly altered by it.

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        L'album, publication mensuelle paraissant le Ier de chaque mois.

      tallandier, Paris 1902 - Paris, Mongrédien, puis Tallendier, imprimerie Lahure, (1902), Dix huit numéros in-4, broché, couvertures illustrées en couleurs, 20 pages "L’Album n'est donc pas un journal qu'une fois lu on mettra dans sa poche, mais une publication de luxe que l'on tiendra à garder ; car elle formera dans quelques années, non seulement un remarquable ensemble de pages intéressantes à feuilleter, mais encore l'ouvrage le plus complet qui aura paru en ce genre, parce qu'il réunira les talents les plus divers, les noms les plus connus des Maîtres contemporains. Ce sera, nous le disons sans crainte, une collection absolument unique" (in préface de Roger-Milès, dans l'exemplaire du N°1). Collection complète, de ce mensuel, avec les # 6 (Léandre) et 9 (Abel Faivre) en double. Chaque numéro de 20 pages, dont la moitié en couleur, est consacré à un maître de la caricature et du dessin satirique. Bien complet des numéros les plus recherchés, Steinlen, Jacques Villon, Georges Redon, Testevuide, Rabier, Job, Kupka, André Devambez, Hermann-Paul, et Forain. Infimes usures. Couleurs vives, bel état, bien frais, de ces ouvrages, de plus en plus difficiles à trouver réunis tels que parus, sans la reliure de l’éditeur. Un numéro (Faivre) est dédicacé."Série complète et rare. Chaque fascicule est consacré à un caricaturiste". (In Jeanne Laffitte, 50 revues 1890/1930). Livres

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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories 1st ed 2nd issue

      William Blackwood and Sons. Edinburgh and London.,1902. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good +/No Jacket. First edition Second Impression 1902 32 pp ads at rear dated 11/02, light spotting to first and last three leaves, previous owner signature, bookplate, original green cloth, spine lightly faded with tiny tears at ends, edges a little rubbed, 8vo

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles - Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902. [8], 360pp. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, author label to fourth, all framed with gilt double fillet, covers bordered with gilt single fillet, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g. Externally very good indeed, internally some slight colour bleed to half-title, occasional light foxing, but generally clean. The plate at page 76 is slightly grubby to foot and slightly worn to fore-edge. 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 'you' for 'your', Green and Gibson A26a. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. 8vo.

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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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        The Compleat Angler (Complete in Two Volumes)

      London: Freemantle, 1902-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 2 v. (lxvii, 169 p., [15] leaves of plates; ix, 232 p., [15] leaves of plates) : ill., ports., plates, facsims., music ; 24 cm. Fully bound in green cloth with gilt decorative crest and lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Scuffing to edges. Library markings and bookplates inside front boards. Otherwise, clean and unmarked pages.v. 1. "Izaak Walton" --"Walton in Hampshire" --Fac-simile of Izaak Walton's last will and testament --"The compleat angler" / by Sir Edward Grey --A Walton chronology --Some editions of "The compleat angler" --Waltoniana --Sonnet by Wordsworth, written on a blank leaf in "The compleat angler."A bright and clean set, in readable condition.

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        ANTONIO STRADIVARI His Life And Work 1644 - 1737

      William E. Hill & Sons, 1902.. 1st edn. 4to. Original gilt lettered quarter vellum on green cloth with gilt/red arms inset on upper board, top edge gilt (head and tail of spine a little bumped - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xvi + 303 (inner hinges split and loosened as usual; front free endpaper loose; no inscriptions), illus with coloured and b&w plates with captioned tissue-guards and in text (plates and text bright and unmarked). .

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        Cuivre original (100 x 80mm), gravé par Gilbert Poillerat composé d'un chat caché derrière des ouvrages, dont un titré " Fables de La Fontaine " observant une souris, avec le monogramme GP, très certainement un projet d'ex-libris.

      Parfait état. - Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988), est très connu du public en tant que décorateur et grand maître-ferronnier du XXe s., avec entre autres, la célèbre réalisation des majestueuses portes de la piscine du paquebot Normandie. Il est un peu moins connu pour ses talents de ciseleur et graveur. Ce fut pourtant sa formation initiale à l'Ecole Boulle. Il consacra la majeure partie de la fin de sa vie à la gravure. Les cuivres que nous vous proposons viennent directement de chez lui. Exceptionnel.

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS. Edited and chronologically arranged on the basis of the standard text,with certain material and with a critical introduction by Charles F. Richardson.Illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn

      G.P.Putman's Sons.New York.,1902. LIMITED EDITION.One of only 200 numbered sets.10 volumes.8vo.Finely bound in contemporary full dark green morocco,spines uniformly sunned to tan.Elaborate decorative tooling to spines and boards,raised bands,gilt.Gilt twin ruled border to turn-ins of boards.Marbled endpapers.Top edges gilt,the others untrimmed.Black and white illustrations throughout,each with a printed descriptive tissue guards.Pages nice and clean throughout.There is some partial fading to a few boards but overall this is a handsome set in excellent condition.-----The Connoisseur’s Arnheim edition.:.

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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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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE ... ARRANGED ON THE BASIS OF THE STANDARD TEXT, WITH CERTAIN ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

      New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1902].. Ten volumes. Large octavos. Contemporary three quarter green morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, spines elaborately gilt with floral devices with minute red morocco onlays, t.e.g., by L. Broca. Frontispieces and gravure plates (the latter on Japan vellum), pictorial head and tail- pieces and decorations. Spines uniformly sunned to olive- tan, otherwise a fine set. Edited, with critical introductions, by Charles F. Richardson, with illustrations and plates by Frederic Simpson Coburn. The "Book- Lover's Arnheim Edition," limited to five hundred numbered sets. This edition includes two essays by Poe appearing for the first time in book form, and the first U.S. book publication of another. BAL speculates that the "Collector's Arnheim Edition" and the "Book-Lover's Eldorado Edition" were possibly later iterations of this edition. Extra shipping. BAL 16171.

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        The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      New York G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902.. Octavo, 10 volumes. One of fifty numbered set, this is number 49 of The Connoisseur's edition. Full leather, gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels. Gilt ruled to the front and rear gutter, dentilles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, raised bands. In very good condition.

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        The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited and Chronologically Arranged on the Basis of the Standard Text with Certain Additional Material and with a Critical Introduction by Charles F. Robinson. Complete in Ten Volumes

      NY: Putnams, 1902. Numbered, limited Eldorado Edition, number 526 of 1050 sets. Lavishly illustrated with woodcuts and full page plates by Frederick Simpson Coburn. Published NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1902. First edition thus. Ten volumes, 8vo.'s, 6 1/4" x 9." Bound in cream colored textured cloth with gilt raven design on covers, two-color paper spine labels, top edge gilting. Finely printed on bright wove paper with deckle edges, two-color title pages - black and red. Full page plates and title pages printed on heavy parchment, with captioned tissue guards printed in red. Numerous woodcuts as headers and footers in the text. Some fading to the red titles on spine labels, occasional mild soil to some covers, else a fine, crisp set with no wear.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine. 8vo.

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        The Complete Works. [including Murders in the Rue Morgue, the Mystery of Marie Roget, The Raven, The Bells, A Descent into the Maelstrom, &c.]

      New York; George D. Sproul. 1902, 1902. Monticello Edition. 17 vols. 8vo. Beautifully bound in half blue morocco leather over cloth boards, titled and decorated in gilt to spines. Plain endpapers. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. All volumes internally clean, illustrated throughout with captioned tissue guards. An outstandingly handsome and distinguished set of Poe's works, including the biography, poems and essays.

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        Francesca da Rimini. Tragedia di.... Rappresenata in Roma Nell 'Anno MCMI a DII X Del Mese Di Decembre Impressa In Milano Per I Fratelli Li Treves Nell 'Anno MCMII a DI XX Del Mese Di Marzo

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1902. Limited Edition. First of this edition. Ocyavo. [viii], 290pp. Printed in black and red throughout, on fine paper. Bound in vellum, upper cover and spine stamped in gilt, original green ribbon ties present. Yapped edges creased with a few shallow tears in places, soiling to the vellum binding, else in Very Good condition. Overall a nice copy of a scarce book, a highlight of Italian bookmaking of this period. Image or additional images available upon request

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        L'ART RELIGIEUX DU XIIIe SIECLE EN FRANCE Etude sur l'iconographie du moyen-âge et sur ses sources d'inspiration, illustrée de 127 gravures.

      - (28,5 x 23,5 cm.). 4 h., 468 p. Encuadernación holandesa puntas época Lugar: Paris, Editorial: Armand Colin, Año: 1902 Notas: Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée. Preciosa encuadernación con sello del encuadernador Franz con profusión de hierros y bellos mosaicos en el lomo. Exlibris de Isabel Sanchez de Movellan.

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        Autograph Note, Signed, to Miss Tristram, January 22, 1902,

      1902 - "Dear Miss Tristram, I am very sorry I had no time to call this evening. Thank your mother for so kindly inviting me to dinner. I had just time to catch my train and I could not possibly have stayed as I had unfortunately other work in town. Yours very truly, David Ferrier." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Atlante Ornitologico. Uccelli Europei con notizie d'indole generale e particolare. Milano. Ulrico Hoepli Editore-Libraio della Real Casa 1902.

      In 4°, leg. in mz. perg. coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso; pp.XX-166 (prima parte- generale), pp.XXVI-566 (seconda parte descrittiva), tagli spruzzati di marrone; 210 fig. in b.n. nel testo, molte delle quali inc. su legno, 50 belle tavv. cromolitografate, da dis. di A.Specht, B.Lava e altri, tutte sono protette da una velina. Nel complesso un ottimo e raro esemplare.Anker p.54. BrM(NH), Suppl.,34. Ceresoli p.59. Casey Wood p.204. Nissen IVB, 41. Ripley/Scribner p.11. Zimmer I, p.15.Ricercatissima opera, un classico italiano dell'ornitologia. Delle 50 tavv. a colori, 48 vennero ristampate dall'opera tedesca di F.Arnold: Die Vögel Europas (Stuttgart 1897) e 2 vennero stampate ex-novo su disegni di B.Lava. Ogni tavola raffigura più specie di uccelli e tre sono interamente dedicate alle uova. L'opera è arricchita da una vastissima bibliografia sull'argomento, parte della quale dottamente commentata, ed è tutt'oggi ricercata non solo dai collezionisti e bibliofili, ma pure dagli ornitologi, data l'indiscussa fama del grande ornitologo Conte Ettore Arrigoni degli Oddi (1867-1942).

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        LUZ, Revista Literaria Instructiva. Organo De La Asociacion De Matarifes De Barcelona. 2 TOMOS.

      Barcelona 1902 - TOMO I, contiene los 13 primeros números, del n.º 1, abril de 1902 hasta el n.º 13 de marzo del 1903. tiene una mancha en la parte inferior derecha que se traspasa a varias pags., pewro sín afectar la nitidez del texto.TOMO II; del n.º 14, de abril del 1903 hasta el n.º 25, de marzo de 1904. Este tomo esta correcto aexcepcion de la portada del n.º 14, que esta suelta y un poco arrugada.

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        Diary of a Holiday spent in India, Burmah, and Ceylon in the Winter of 1901-2.

      [Pollokshields] [Scotland]: J. Coats, [Privately Printed, by McCorquodale & Co., Glasgow], (1902).. 200 pp. + [27] leaves of plates. Limp tan cloth . First edition. Illus. with 27 b/w photos. With compliments card tipped-in to free front end-paper, signed by the author. A most intriguing, and well written, account of a young man's holiday on the subcontinent. James Monro Coats (1875-1946) was an American-born junior family member of the Paisley firm of Coats and Clark, the thread manufacturers, Scotland. Though he may have been trained for the family business, (as is indicated by the description of a visit to a Jute mill, where he reveals a great deal of knowledge concerning the raw and finished materials; and his visit to yet another mill owned by Clark) he "decided he didn't like it.. It may even have been this journey that made him decide against it, " (private correspondence from a Coats' family member). OCLC locates two copies: National Lib. Scotland and British Lib. Ref. Coll. A very good copy with crease to lower corner of front board, boards lightly soiled, light foxing on only a few leaves, else contents and plates clean.

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        Manual del profumiere. Con 700 Ricette pratiche.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1902 16mo legatura originale cartonata con copeertina illustrata a colori, pp. 476 con 58 inc. n.t. Prima edizione in buono stato.

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        Essai de réforme orthographique internationale en 40 langues (exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      Paris, Librairie Charles Delagrave 1902 Grd et fort in-8° plein maroquin chamois de l'époque, titre gravé, dos à cinq nerfs. Plats de couverture conservés, 266 pp. Comme son illustre prédécesseur en écrits délirants, Berbiguier de Terre-Neuve du Thym [soigné par Pinel], Studer avait fait imprimer cinq exemplaires spéciaux, tous nominatifs, sur papier couché, destinés à quatre altesses royales et au président de la République Française. Celui-ci est l'exemplaire nominatif rarissime imprimé pour François-Joseph I, empereur d'Autriche-Hongrie. L'auteur, fou littéraire avéré, est inconnu de Blavier. Il se propose dans cet ouvrage, non pas comme les espérantistes de créer une langue internationale, mais de doter toutes les langues naturelles d'une orthographe internationale homogénéisée selon la prononciation [ce qui en fait un lointain devancier de Louis Wolfson dans le schizo et les langues]. Dans sa préface il parle longuement de l'un de ses essais, paru aux Etats-Unis en 1884, et qui aurait connu un succès international. Nous n'en avons trouvé aucune trace et sommes portés à penser que toute la liste des écrits qu'il s'attribue est largement fictive. Ne cherchant pas à supplanter les langues, mais simplement à en simplifier l'écriture, il s'agira, pour donner un exemple simple, de chercher les premiers mots prononcés par les bébés (car il a une approche phylogénétique !), ainsi « père », « mère » et d'écrire désormais avec le « è » de ces deux mots, « faire », « paître », « neige » au lieu d'utiliser les sons « ai », « aî », « ei », etc. La démonstration se double de considérations linguistiques qui tendent à prouver que le celte, et non le sanskrit, est la langue mère de l'Indo-Européen puis à un examen de tous les groupes linguistiques de la terre. La partie la plus folle et la plus belle sont des morceaux de prose classique, telles des fables de La Fontaine transformées en « orthographe internationale ». Car l'auteur utilise également l'orthographe pour résoudre des problèmes d'intercompréhension, concernant les indexicaux non nominatifs : « celui-ci », « celle-là » ou des problèmes d'homonymies ou de synonymies auxquels son système met fin. Précieux exemplaire ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet, le grand psychiatre, disciple de Charcot, avec son cachet gras sur la page de titre. Magnifique exemplaire absolument en parfait état. Provenance : Vente « De l'aliénisme au surréalisme » 16 juin 2011. C.P : Rémy le Fur & Auction Art. Expert : Dagobert Asmara. Lot 289 Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Voyage de la Belgica. Quinze Mois Dans L' Antarctique

      Hachette Et Cie / G. Lebegue Et Cie, Paris / Bruxelles - 1902, 2nd Edition (not stated). () Very good. 3p.l.,iv,[2],291,[1]pp. Octavo in three-quarters red morocco and marbled boards, with gilt top edge others uncut, and marbled endpapers, title page printed in teal & black. Many plates (including frontispiece portrait) and illustrations from photos (some full page), and folding map (at end. Rosove 147.B2. A narrative of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897-99, on which both Frederick Cook and Roald Amundsen were members. Scarce. Preface by Elisee Reclus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WEIRD O'IT

      LONDON GRANT RICHARDS PUB 1902. - VG+/NONE. BROWN CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH PICTORIAL FRONT COVER IN BLACK AND TAN WITH GILT SPINE TITLES. BOOK HAS A TRACE OF WEAR AT THE ENDS OF THE SPINE WITH DULLED GILT SPINE TITLES, A COUPLE OF TINY MARKS TO THE REAR COVER, ATTRACTIVE BOOKPLATE ON THE FRONT PASTEDOWN, AND ENDPAPERS SPLIT AS IS COMMON WITH THIS OVERSIZED BOOK. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        À travers le Turkestan Russe. Ouvrage illustré de deux cent-soixante-cinq gravures d?après les clichés de l?auteur et contenant une carte en couleurs.

      Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1902 - Gd in-4° ; (3)-VII-228 pp.-(1)-70 superbes reproductions photographiques h.-t. [héliogravures] et de très nbses reproductions photographiques in-texte [phototypies]-1 gde carte coul. h.-t. repliée in-fine, pleine basane, dos lisse de couleur lie-de-vin très joliment orné, pièce de titre or [à l?orientale] en maroquin citron, deux fleurons or [rosaces], plats en pleine basane verte estampée à froid avec trois fleurons or [rosaces], tête or, couvertures vélin à fleurons or conservées, rel. de l?éditeur [à l?orientale] avec étui, superbe exemplaire à l?état de neuf. Cordier, B. Sinica t. IV, 2869. Gorshenina, La Route de Samarcande, p. 200. Numa Broc, Dictionnaire Asie, p. 264. Yakushi, Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature, K 316. Édition originale rare de cette magnifique publication tirée sans nul doute à un nombre très restreint d?exemplaires sur papier Vélin du Marais. Envoi de l?auteur signé : « A Monsieur Henri Bertrand ». Provenance : Ex-libris de la bibliothèque Henri Bertrand. Exemplaire enrichi d?une lettre autographe signée d?Hugues Krafft adressée à Henri Bertrand, ami et collègue en qualité de membre de la Société des Amis du Vieux Reims, fondée par Hugues Krafft en 1909. Henri Bertrand fut nommé conservateur du Musée du vieux Reims quelques mois avant son décès en 1945. « Excellent photographe et globe-trotter, Hugues Krafft (1853-1935) entreprend en 1882, avec son frère et deux amis [Charles Kessler et Louis Borchard], un tour du monde qui va lui permettre de voir en deux ans les Indes anglaises, l?Indochine, la Chine, le Japon, et l?Amérique du nord » (Numa Broc, Asie, p. 264). Moins d?un quart de siècle plus tard (1er janvier-9 juin 1899), Hugues Krafft visita en profondeur l?Asie centrale russe (favorisé par l?arrivée du chemin de fer Transcaspien en 1888), non sans courage ni difficultés, et rapporta un magnifique recueil de photographies (plus de 200 clichés !), véritable chef-d??uvre en la matière, et des notes plus littéraires que scientifiques qui firent sa renommée. Un autre a pport important de ce périlleux voyage fut la sélection d?une collection variée d??uvres d?art ancien et moderne centre-asiatique qui fut présentée lors d?une exposition personnelle à l?Union Central des Arts décoratifs, à Paris, en 1906. Le bilan impressionnant de cette expédition fut apprécié à l?époque en haut lieu : Krafft reçut le prix Léon Dewez et une médaille d?or de la Société de Géographie de Paris, ainsi que le prix Montyon de l?Académie française. Notons que cette excellente et précieuse relation de voyage le qualifiera pour la postérité de voyageur éclairé. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'INTERMEDIAIRE DES CHERCHEURS ET CURIEUX - LOT DE 46 VOLUMES (DU N° 1 A 46 + 2 TABLES)

      BENJ. DUPRAT 1902 - RO30108798: De 250 à 600 pages environ par numéro. Texte sur deux colonnes. Manque le numéro 24 & 43. Littérateurs et gens du monde, artistes, Bibliophiles, Archéologues, Généalogistes, etc. In-8 Relié cuir dos-coins. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 800-LITTERATURE (BELLES-LETTRES) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les gaz ionisés. (thèse de doctorat) Exemplaire de Louis de Broglie COPY SIGNED

      Gauthier-Villars 1902 Grand et fort in-8° relié demi-percaline moutarde de l'époque, titre gravé. Précieux recueil ayant appartenu à Louis de Broglie et qui regroupe les plus grandes thèses de physique de l'époque. On trouve reliés à la suite : LEOPOLD BRIZARD : Recherches sur la réduction des composés nitrosés de ruthénium et de l'osmium (Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1900), 74 pages. Thèse de Science. bel et long envoi de l'auteur sur la page de titre à Louis de Broglie - - - GEORGES SAGNAC : De l'optique des rayons de Rontgen et des rayons secondaires qui en dérivent (Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1900), 166 pages. Thèse de médecine. Georges M.M. Sagnac (1869-1928) "studied mainly the radiation produced by X rays and the optics of interference. He is remembered today primarily for his design of a rotating interferometer and for the experimental results it provided. He was very interested in the theoretical analysis of optics of moving systems; his approach was classical, and he interpreted the results of optical experiments as contradicting Einstein's theory relativity.Sagnac's earliest research (and the subject of his dissertation) was motivated by the newly observed X rays. From 1896, the year following Röntgen's discovery, to 1900 Sagnac studied the radiations produced by X rays. He observed that secondary radiation is produced when X rays fall in heavier metals. He showed that this radiation contained secondary X rays (of lower frequency than the original x rays) and negatively charged rays. He suggested that it was through the action of the negative rays that X rays produce ionization in air." Sigalia Dostrovsky, DSB XII, pp.69-70. - - - PAUL LANGEVIN : Recherches sur les gaz ionisés (Paris, Gauthier-Villars,1902), 207 pages. Bel envoi autographe de Langevin à Léopold Brizard qui était son camarade d'étude. COPY SIGNED BY LANGEVIN TO LEOPOLD BRIZARD. First Edition of Langevin's doctoral thesis. Langevin, France's leading practitioner and expositor of mathematical physics, studied under Jean Perrin and Pierre Curie; a close friend of both Curies, he was present at the birth of the study of radioactivity. Einstein once said that Langevin would have "developed the special theory of relativity if it hadn't been done elsewhere," and praised the "extraordinary vivacity and clarity" of Langevin's scientific thinking (quoted in Quinn, Marie Curie, p. 260). His doctoral thesis, on the ionization of gases, was based on work he had begun at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge under the direction of J. J. Thomson; the thesis included a method of calculating the mobility of both positive and negative ions during their passage through a condenser by considering their diffusion and recombination. Langevin's thesis was published by Gauthier-Villars, who published Marie Curie's thesis on radioactivity a year later. - - - EUGENE BLOCH : Recherches sur la conductibilité électrique de l'air produite par le phosphore et sur les gaz récemment préparés (Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1904), 125 pages. Thèse de doctorat. Eugène Bloch (?-1944) fut l'un des plus brillants physiciens de sa génération ; il fut le préparateur de Mascart au Collège de France puis, plus tard, secrétaire de la Société française de physique. Ses recherches sur la TSF lui permirent d'inventer quelques appareils. Mais, la thèse de doctorat que nous présentons ici sera pour lui l'occasion de développer ses recherches sur l'ionisation des gaz et sur la spectroscopie des extrémités de l'ultra-violet (cf. DBF, VI, 678) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan (two volumes, both first edition, first printing)

      First edition, first printing (two volumes). Here is Churchill's second book and his last to be published in England in the 19th Century. This first edition is notable for a number of reasons. First, aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Second, from a collector's standpoint it is scarce; the publisher released only 2,646 copies of this beautiful edition, and this number includes both second and third printings. Third, bibliographically it is notable that this first edition is the *only* unabridged edition printed to this day. In 1902 Churchill (now a new member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of the criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. Last but not least, the text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill is unusually sympathetic to the indigenous inhabitants and critical of the British army. These books offer us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in a distinctly 19th century world. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called by some the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. This work and in particular this edition is as important and desirable as any in the Churchill canon. Offered here is a collector-grade first printing set. The bindings of both volumes are unusually clean, with bright gilt, sharp corners, and only trivial shelf wear. Spine presentation is superior. Both volumes show some of the usual wrinkling at the spine ends, but both the color and gilt remain excellent. Unlike many copies, this set is entirely original, having suffered no restoration or repair. The contents of both volumes are truly noteworthy - unusually bright and clean, not just internally, but on the text block edges as well. The spotting endemic to this edition is absent here. We find no spotting, either internally or on the text block edges. Moreover, the contents remain tight in the bindings, with none of the typical splits or gutter breaks detected. The original black endpapers are present, as are all maps, plans, and illustrations, including the tissue guards at each frontispiece. The sole interior flaw detected is a 1.5 inch diameter brown stain on the tissue paper guard at the Volume II frontispiece. Both books have removable protective mylar covers. The set is housed in a custom-built, double clamshell presentation case in blue leather. Bibliographic reference; Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29.

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