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        The Book of the Child

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

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        A Persian Pearl and Other Essays, Inscribed by Darrow to a Juror

      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, spine somewhat darkened, some wear to spine ends and corners, front hinge partially cracked, 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 my good friend/ A.J. Snyder/ from/ Clarence Darrow." A Persian Pearl was Darrow's first book and the cornerstone of any Darrow collection. It consists of five essays. "A Persian Pearl" is an appreciation of Omar Khayyam'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. This copy has an interesting association with Darrow's 1912 trial for jury tampering. It is inscribed to one of the jurors in this case, which invites speculation. In what way was Snyder a "friend"? Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 44.

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        Smolo tachat roshi [His left hand is under my head] for alto voice and piano. Opus 24 no. 1. [Jerusalem, 1936-1937]. Autograph musical manuscript signed by the composer at head of first page of music and with the autograph dedication "süssen Juden und Arabermädchen gewidmet" ["dedicated to sweet Jewish and Arabian girls"]. The complete song except for the concluding 7 measures of piano accompaniment

      Folio (ca. 340 x 245 mm.). Light brown card wrappers with printed titling and small ink handstamp to margin of upper. 16 pp. Notated in ink on 14- stave music manuscript paper. With numerous corrections and additional musical notation in both ink and pencil, occasionally extending into margins. Performance markings and annotations in both pencil and red crayon in another hand, possibly that of Wolpe's second wife, the pianist Irma Schoenberg (1902-1984). & & With some divergences from the published score. & & Wrappers slightly worn, stained and frayed. . A setting from the Old Testament "Song of Songs." & & In a report of a performance in Jerusalem for Wolpe's setting of Hebrew poets and Biblical texts, the reviewer Raphael de Coste stated: "The four songs by Mr. Wolpe fully earned their share of the applause, as did the well-thought-out and clear accompaniment by Mrs. Schoenberg. The simple and convincingly Palestinian folk tone of the first two songs of the talented Jerusalem composer invested these with special merit. The other two songs are settings to texts taken from the "Song of Songs," and seem a little more complicated (it was unforutunately not possible to see the manuscript of the music). 'Smolo tachat roshi' is marked by interesting treatment of the rhythm, while 'Simeni Hahotan[!], which called forth an encore, is admirable in its concentration and expressiveness." Clarkson, ed.: On the Music of Stefan Wolpe: Essays and Reflections, p. 84. & & "In Palestine [where he taught at the Conservatory from 1936-1938], Wolpe became fascinated by Jewish songs from Syria and Yemen and by classical Arabic music; the Octatonic scale, which he used in many works from that time on, can be derived from the maq m aba. In the music of the Middle East he discovered a music-stasis that provided an alternative to the goal-directed forms and rhetoric of German Expressionism. He found in it a stirring but non-subjective expressivity."& & "In 1938 Wolpe emigrated to the USA and settled in New York. He held teaching posts at a number of institutions, including the Settlement Music School, Philadelphia (1939–42), the Brooklyn Free Music Society (1945–8), the Contemporary Music School (1948–52), of which he was founder and director, and the Philadelphia Academy of Music (1949–52); he was director of music at Black Mountain College (1952–6) and chairman of the department of music at C.W. Post College, Long Island University (1957–68). He influenced a wide range of musicians through his teaching, among them George Russell, Eddie Sauter, Haim Alexander, Herbert Brün, Morton Feldman, Ralph Shapey and David Tudor..."& & "... Wolpe received many awards and honours, including two Guggenheim fellowships and membership of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His last years were overcast by parkinsonism and by a fire which damaged all his papers and destroyed his collection of paintings." Austin Clarkson in Grove online

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        Francesca da Rimini tragedia di Gabriele D?Annunzio rappresentata in Roma nell'anno MCMI a di IX del mese di Decembre?

      F.lli Treves 1902 1^ ediz., in 8°, pp. 1 b., 10 nn., 290, 1 b.; leg. d'amatore p/pelle in stile cinquecentesco abilmente restaurata al ds., con fregi impressi a secco ai piatti, (manca il fermaglio di chiusura), sguardie colorate; 12 disegni di Adolfo de Carolis, per lo più in rosso e nero, in stile Art Nouveau al front. alle pp. delle dediche, le testatine, i fregi e il colophon; capil., richiami marg. e voce narrante in rosso. "Poema di sangue e di lussuria", così D'Annunzio definisce questa tragedia nel "Commiato" che fa seguito alle notazioni musicali del "Dolce cantare spegne ciò che invoce", in fine volume, esplicitando così i principali motivi di quest'opera ispirata ai personaggi danteschi di Paolo, Francesca e Gianciotto, senza esaltarli né smorzarli, ma estenuandoli nel languore voluttuoso. Esemplare in barbe molto bello. 222/24

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        The hound of the Baskervilles another adventure of Sherlock Holmes.

      George Newnes, Limited,, London 1902 - First edition in book form. The title first appeared in serial format in Strand magazine in 1901-2 and remains the best known of the ever-popular Sherlock Holmes series. The novel appeared after Doyle had killed off his hero in an epic struggle with between Holmes and his bitter foe Moriarty, but a public out-cry ensued and The hound of Baskervilles appeared (with the sub-title ?another adventure of Sherlock Holmes? to create the illusion that the story was from an earlier date) and was met with unprecedented success. Bauman: "First issue, with "you" for "your" on page 13, line 3 and the illustration facing page 76 reversed (as it was originally in the Strand Magazine, October 1901)." 8vo (183 × 117 mm.), pp. [viii], 358, [2], with frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Original red cloth, gilt stamped design with black silhouette with the hound, signed "A[lfred].G[arth].J[ones].". Small mark to bottom edge, very faint sunning to spine and very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      London, George Newnes, 1902., 1902. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 359. Publisher's red cloth with black and gilt pictorial upper, gilt spine. Internally superbly clean with minimal foxing (often much heavier). Edges bright and clean. Cloth is unusually bright, with just a little fading to spine and slight bumping to head of spine. Very good indeed. A most superior copy of the classic detective novel. Scarce in such condition. 'Holmes is at his very best, and it is a highly dramatic idea.'- Doyle, to his mother, 2 April 1902 Green & Gibson [A26a] Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction.

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        The Hound of The Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1902 - Classic mystery. FIRST COLONIAL EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.[viii]; 359; [1] blank; [4], advertisements. Illustrated with sixteen black and white plates by Sydney Paget. Publishers light blue-green cloth, decorated in dark blue and gilt. Internally clean. Some rubbing to covers, spine ends a little frayed. Genrally a clean, bright copy. Longman's scarce export edition "intended for circulation only in India and the British Colonies" (as stated on the title page). The pale-coloured binding is much less hardy that Newnes' standard red cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, 1902.. 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. First edition. First printing.

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        The Pothunters

      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1902. First Edition. First Issue, without ads. Octavo (19cm); publisher's royal blue cloth, titles stamped in silver on the spine, and silver loving cup on front and spine panels; 272pp. Bookplate of author Leslie Mead on front pastedown, with a later, Wodehouse-themed bookplate of bibliophile Douglas R. Vining on the front endpaper. Spine slightly discolored, as is almost always the case; light foxing internally and to textblock edges, with heavy foxing to preliminary and terminal pages and mild wear at the extremities; still Very Good, and far better than usually seen, with all of the gilt unrubbed.& & Laid into this copy is an autograph letter in the original mailing envelope, addressed and written in Wodehouse's hand to Leslie Mead, a knighted ex-pat and minor author living in Buenos Aires. The letter is dated September 19th, 1936, and reads as follows: & & Dear Mr. Mead, Thank you for your letter. The Pothunters was my first book, and I imagine only a very small number of copies were published - at a venture I should say 1000. It started as a serial in the Public School Magazine and I had to condense the third instalment, as the magazine ceased publication. (I mean I had to condense the thing for the 3rd installment, cramming about 40,000 workds into 5000!). I am so glad you like my books. I am slowly collecting material for another Ukridge volume. I have seven stories and need ten for a book. I have just written another, which will appear in The Strand sometime in 1937. Yours, P.G. Wodehouse.& & An excellent letter from the author, full of detailed bibliographic content and addressed to the apparent original owner of the book; old fold, as issued with minor creasing and a few tiny pieces of tape to the envelope - Very Good.

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        Sea Whispers

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

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        Just So Stories

      London, MacMillan and Co. Ltd. 1902., 1902. First Edition, Slim Quarto. With author's illustrations throughout. Publisher's decorative red cloth boards. Some sunning to spine, otherwise a particularly clean and fresh copy, in the striking pictorial binding, with the white lettering intact. Near fine. Stewart [260]. BMC No.1 [1984]; 'Edwardian Children's Books'.

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        Louis Wain's Cats and Dogs

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

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      Boston: Dana Estes & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1902. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Edition Magnifique, limited to 26 lettered copies, of which this set is lettered "N". With plates generally in 3 states [ (india paper, plain wove and japon) ], Vol I, though clearly titled "Edition Magnifique", bound with two states but this was changed to three for subsequent volumes. Orig. 3/4 leather and cloth, gilt-lettered spines; extremities rubbed. Internally generally clean. Check out the prices for this 26 copy edition. It normally sells for $3-6000. .

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        The Novels of Samuel Richardson

      sp; - London - Chapman & Hall20vol.; 7 by 4.5; I: (xlvii)357pp., II: (xiv)386pp., III: (xvi)384pp., IV: (xviii)379pp., V: (xx)331pp., VI: (xiii)338pp., VII:(xiii)335pp., VIII: (xv)342pp., IX: (xi)341pp., X: (xiii)343pp., XI: (xvi)348pp., XII: (xv)338pp., XIII: (xiv)330pp., XIV: (xi)341pp., XV: (x)368pp., XVI: (xii)349pp., XVII: (xiv)354pp., XVIII: (xvi)354pp., XIX: (xiii)360pp., XXL (xv)331pp., 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Acomplete Edwardian set of Richardson's epistolary novels. Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) was an immensely popular writer in Georgian England. Having last his first wife and all five their children early in life, he remarried and sired a string of daughters. When he had fathered no sons to whom he mightpass itby the age of 51, he began to wind up his printing press in the well-known Salisbury Court. It was only at this juncture that he found the time to publish his work, despite having been known as a man of good prose - particularly letters - amongst his friends and relations since childhood. His first novel, Pamela, was an overnight success. In keeping with his talents, it takes the form of purported letters and correspondence; as do the other two works comprising this set. Richardson's success brought with it reward; and he was able to move his family to a large house in Fulham and began to enjoy a stratified social position. He corresponded with Samuel Johnson (whose debts he once gregariously paid off) and Sarah Fielding, and was made Master of the Worshipful Company of Stationers. His second great novel, Pamela, was published in full by 1748 and is widely regarded as his masterpiece. The public referred to the titular heroine as 'darling Pamela' and the work was immediately translated into French for sale on the continent. Richardson'snext opus was Sir Charles Grandison, published in 1753,which would mark the winding down of his career as a novellist. For the next eight years, he enjoyed a socially and intellectually rewarding life, before passing away in 1761. Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison, collatedwith justone missing plate to volume 3 of the set (vol. III of Clarissa). Condition: Bound in amateur half-calf. Excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Lovely red colour (with matching marbled boards) and contrasting labels. Internally, very firmly bound. Bright, clean plates. Generally clean text with just some spots affecting the first and last few pages as usual. Ink inscription of 'S McD' to preliminaries - possibly Edwardian. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Complete Novels of Samuel Richardson Complete and Unabridged in 19 Volumes

      William Heinemann. Hardcover. This set contains clean, solid, straight books with clean though tanned text pages, firm hinges and decorative gilt-stamped spines and front covers. See Amazon image. All the books contain full-page frontispieces and other steel-engraved illustrations covered with tissue paper. These are 'reproductions of rare contemporary drawings... by Burney, Stothard, Gravelot, and others.' Lower and long edges of the pages are rough-cut; the tops are smooth gilt. Corners and spine ends are bumped, and some volumes have rubbed areas on the lower spine where a library sticker was affixed. Books contain university library nameplates and pockets. Please email us for more photos or details as desired. . Very Good. 1902.

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      New York & London: Brentano's/ Downey & Co., 1902. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. x + 336 pages. Red cloth, leather label with gilt lettering on spine. Top edge of text block gilt. Tissue-protected frontispiece. Condition of book is VERY GOOD; A very clean, tight copy. This is an actual book, produced in 1902, not a reproduction of any kind.

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        Ein Tagebuch in Bildern. A Diary in Pictures, or an Album of Photographs Taken in Peking and its Surroundings by Alfons Mumm Between 1900 and 1902

      Berlin, Germany, 1902 - First edition, first printing. Folio, 37.2*24*4.5cm, wt:2.9kg,8pp.+268 single-sided plates, making a total of 544 pages. Privately printed, limited edition, this being No.587. 620 illustrations with brief captions. UNDATED, preface dated July 1902. An album of photographs taken by Philipp Alfons Mumm von Schwarzenstein (1859-1924), German minister plenipotentiary and envoy extraordinary to China (1900-1906) and Japan (1906-1911). Mumm came to China in the fall of 1900, to succeed Klemens von Ketteler, who had been murdered by the “Boxers” in June 1900. These photographs were taken in cities including Beijing and Shanghai by Mumm himself. Mumm left Genova July 1900, and arrived in Beijing in October the same year. The photographs in this collection were taken between his departure from Genova and July 1902. An oblong album bound in leather and cloth, with the single title Ein Tagebuch in Bildern (“A Diary in Pictures”) in the center, and a bright coat-of-arms on the top left corner. Text in GERMAN. Extremely rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Boston: Frederick J. Quinby. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1902-1904. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; aprox 7000 pages; 383 [John Sloan]. The Works Of Charles Paul DeKock. 25 Vols. Bos: Frederick J. Quinby, (1902-1904). 8vo. Red cloth, teg. Bindings nice, few volumes have margin edge dampstain to bottom inside corner of text block, loss to top corner of frontis and first few leaves in one volume. Plates near fine. Contents generally VG to NF. 100 plates: Original etchings, photogravures of drawings, 3 photogravured portraits. John Sloan's artwork featured in 13 original etchings and 5 photogravures. Other artists: George B. Luks, William Glackens, Albert Sterner, E. Boyd Smith, others. Artist's Edition, Limited Edition #553 of 1000. All works are complete: +++ADHEMAR +++BARBER OF PARIS VOLS I & II +++CHILD OF MY WIFE +++EDMOND AND HIS COUSIN +++FRERE JACQUES VOLS I & II +++FRIQUETTE+++GUSTAVE VOLS I & II AND M. MARTIN'S DONKEY +++JEAN VOLS I & II +++LITTLE LISE +++MADAME PANTALON +++MEMOIRS +++MONSIEUR DUPONT VOLS I & II +++MY NEIGHBOR RAYMOND VOLS I & II +++SCENES OF PARISIAN LIFE +++SISTER ANNE VOLS I & II +++THE DAMSELS OF THE THREE SKIRTS +++THE GOGO FAMILY VOLS I & II +++OTHER GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. A friend supplied the following information on this set of books, "Charles Paul de Kock (May 21, 1793 - April 27, 1871) was a popular French author and librettist of the early to mid nineteenth century, whose works were translated into English and published by The Frederick J. Quinby Company of Boston, MA. There was an edition in 25 volumes, produced between 1902 and 1904, with 1,000 of each volume printed by the Plimpton Press in Norwood, MA. The last few volumes may have been printed elsewhere, as there is no printer's name shown on the copyright page: Frederick J Quinby was frequently sued for unpaid bills, so Plimpton Press may have stopped working for him because of having difficulty in getting paid. Advance notice of this series, without any detail, appeared in Notes and News within the Saturday Review of Books and Art in the New York Times on February 1, 1902. There is variation in the binding of these 1,000 sets. Nos. 77 & 182 are red leather with marbled boards with decorative gilt spines, raised bands five compartments, top edge gilt, 'St. Louis Exposition Edition' at bottom of spine. Nos. 207 & 336 are green cloth with gilt titles on spine. No. 553 is red cloth with paper labels on spine: these labels state "Charles Paul de Kock Book Title Artists' Edition". Nos. 747 & 913 are red cloth with paper labels on spine: these labels simply state "Charles Paul de Kock Author's Edition", black printed book title. " .

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        The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman

      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.

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        Henry Ridgely Evans Magic and Its Professors First American Edition

      David McKay, 1902. US 1st. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Fascinating early work on magic. Illustrated. Hardcover. Green cloth. Pictorial decoration on front. Edges bumped. Spine and edges toned. Bookplate on front end page. Top corner of frontispiece and title page cut. Fair condition. Published by David McKay, 1902

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      New York & London: G. P. Putnam's & Sons, 1902. Hardcover. Neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. Very Good or better. Olive-gray cloth lettered in black. Biographical sketch by Gen. Francis Vinton Greene. Originally published in 1897, this is an early copy printed in 1902. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper: "with the fraternal/regards of/Theodore Roosevelt."

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        Words and Days a table-book of prose and verse compiled by Bowyer Nichols with an introduction by George Saintsbury

      London: Rivingtons,, [1902]. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt spine lettering arranged around the central gilt design of a tree trunk, its branches spreading over onto both covers to form wide gilt borders, top edge gilt, others uncut. Worn, inner hinges cracked, last leaf stained, still a sound copy, the text (which is printed on good quality paper stock) generally clean and fresh. First and only edition, presentation copy to Roger Fry, with the editor's autograph inscription on the front free endpaper, "R. E. Fry from the compiler. Dec. 2. 1903." Fry has used the book, which has readings for each day of the year, as a birthday calendar for members of his family and other, noting their names or initials in pencil at the head of about 15 pages.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London, George Newnes Limited, 1902., 1902. Detective novel. FIRST EDITION, with the famous printing error 'you name mentioned' for 'your name mentioned' present on line 3 of page 13. 8vo., pp. 359. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. All plates present. Elegantly hand-bound in full black oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, original pictorial cloth preserved at rear. Some minor marking/browning to prelims, with the occasional mark or spot within, else internally clean. Very good copy, in fine recent binding. The legendary and terrifying mystery in which Holmes and Watson must investigate the menacing devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville ancestral home. Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle [A26.a]. DeWaal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson [87]. Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986). See also Haining (Crime Fiction), Cooper & Pike (Detective Fiction), Steinbrunner & Penzler (Mystery & Detection), Quayle (Det.Fiction), Haycraft (Murder for Pleasure) Queen's Quorum. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p115-119].

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        La Forme Spasmodique et La Syringomyelie, La Nevrite Ascendante et Le Traumatisme, Dans l'Etiologie De La Syringomyelie

      Paris: G. Steinheil. 1902. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition [1902]. In French. Includes a personalized inscription to a Dr. Collins, signed by the author and dated 1902, on the half-title. With eight black and white plates, additional photographic illustrations. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering, 186 pages. Light edge rubbing and a touch of finger soil to the covers, good hinges, firm text block, clean pages with no other names or markings. Signed: I Inscribed by The Author

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        Autograph postcard signed, and with small sketch (monogrammed and dated).

      [Munich, November 1902]. - 8vo. ¾ p. With autogr. address. Sending some greetings from the "Ratskeller" at Munich to Clara Gerlach, the wife of the German-Austrian photographer and publisher Martin Gerlach. Weisgerber's sketch (in pencil) depicting a woman looking down on a small town. - Corner with stamp removed; somewhat browned due to paper.

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      London: Frederick Warne and Co.. Good/No dust jacket. 1902. First Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo First trade edition; with the original leaf-pattern endpapers and with "wept big tears" on p.51 [Quinby 2 and Linder, page 421]. Thirty-one colour plates. Original grey boards with white lettering and pictorial onlay to front cover. The binding is good only with some general wear and rubbing; a previous poor repair has led to some surface delamination, carefully rebacked preserving as much of the original backstrip as possible but none of the white lettering has survived, some scuffing and discoloration to the boards, colour only to the front board fine. Contents good and tight, missing the front free patterned end paper but all other end papers are present, several pages with light old sellotape stains to the inner gutter only, a few others very slightly marked, but generally pages good, clean and crisp.. and generally in very good condition, no inscriptions, no tears. A fair to good copy of the rare first edition of Beatrix Potter's most iconic book. .

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        Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain

      Boston, Dana Estes & Co.,, 1902. With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions. In Twelve Volumes. 12 volumes, octavo (233 × 155 mm). Publisher's deluxe binding of full blue morocco, spine lettered in gilt, five raised bands, gilt monogram supralibros on front covers, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins gilt to an art nouveau design, vellum doublures with flower tools in gilt and interlace in gilt, orange, green and red, silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut, for Charles C. Doty, Providence, Rhode Island. With publisher's attractive manuscript note stating the ad personam printing and binding in colours on papyrus (chipped at inner edge). Portraits in 3 states (india paper, plain wove and japon), with captioned tissue guards. A little chipping at head and tail of some silk endpapers, first vol. title with offsetting from papyrus leaf, otherwise a fine set. Edition Magnifique, limited to 26 lettered copies, of which this set is lettered A, printed and specially bound by the publishers "ad personam" for Charles C. Doty of Providence, Rhode Island.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, from Charles Ricketts to Laurence Hodson

      Chelsea: N.p., 1902. (2)pp. letter, together with the original envelope postmarked September 20th, 1902. The letter, from Vale Press founder, illustrator, and designer Charles Ricketts to the private press collector and patron Laurence Hodson, offers Ricketts's opinions on the Wolverhampton Art and Industrial Exhibition of 1902, of which Hodson was Chairman. The two men shared a love of art, and also a passion for the art of the book. Ricketts writes, "Masefield will probably have told you how charmed we were with the Exhibition as a whole & astonished by the excellence of some of the exhibits. I think taken all round it would be difficult to beat the Print or the Book rooms." He rcompliments the exhibition design, noting, "I was charmed with the blank wood & the delicate linen behind the books[;] the blank wood reminded one of a bookshelf by [Vittore] Carpaccio." Paintings by both Ricketts and his partner Shannon were included in the exhibition: "We thought the Shannon panel very well hung very tranquil & self absorbed. I overheard this over my little picture 'The Samaritan! fancy that!'" As a postscript, Ricketts adds, "I was greatly struck by the excellence & choise [sic] of the Strang drawings. One of mine I intend getting back out of you that it may be forth with burned very slowly in a very hot fire." Letter creased from being folded to fit into the envelope, else fine.

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        Seven Hundred Chess Problems [together with] The Twentieth Century Retractor,

      London: Henry Sotheran & Co.,, 1902 & 1907. Chess Fantasies, and Letter Problems. 2 volumes, octavo. Blue and red cloth, titles to spines, triple line border and chess roundel to boards gilt, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Tipped-in portrait frontispiece to each volume, text and board Very lightly rubbed at extremities, faint toning to margins of contents, else fresh and bright. A superb set. First editions, first impressions of "two of the most elegant chess books ever to appear" (Hooper & Whyld 27). Author Edith Baird was a well-known figure in the chess world during the early twentieth century. She was a regular contributor to British Chess Magazine and the leading newspapers of the day, and established herself as a problem composer of the highest calibre. In her career she "composed more than 2000 problems which… were noted for their soundness" (Hooper & Whyld 27, with remarkably few errors detected in her body of work. The first volume of this set presents 700 classic chess problems, each handsomely presented and finely printed with a board diagram in red and blue. Baird was also one of the first to create multi-move retractor problems, chess puzzles in which the solver must work backwards, taking back a specified number of moves before a forward mating move can be performed. The second volume in this set, The Twentieth Century Retractor, is one of the first known collections of such problems. Each of the three hundred problems in this book is handsomely presented and introduced by a number of Shakespearean quotations designed to enrich the solving experience as well as provide hints towards the solution. A beautiful set of these chess classics.

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      - Álbum de photographias com descripções; clichés originaes; copias com phototypia inalterável; monumentos, obras d’arte, costumes, paisagens. Directores- F. Brütt- Cunha Moraes. Emilio Biel & Cª. – Editores. Porto. MDCCCCII – MDCCCCVIII [1902-1908]. 8 volumes. In fólio oblongo (28,5x39 cm). Encadernações do editor com lombadas em pele e gravações decorativas nas pastas. Ilustrado com centenas de fotogravuras. 1ª edição, preferível à segunda edição devido à grande qualidade dos processos foto-tipográficos utilizados. Edição bilingue português e francês. Obra monumental com levantamento fotográfico das principais localidades portuguesas, incluindo monumentos e paisagens etc. etc. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-A-21

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        L'ART DE JOUIR. ou traite pratique des caresses volupteuses. Recettes & formulas sur les aphrodisiaques et philtres d'amour

      Paris: Andre Hal. c.1902. "Narrow 12mo. 181pp. Rebound (without the wrappers) in leather-backed boards, gilt, head- and tail-bands. This copy conforms to Dutel 56, who believes the author to have been Roland Brevannes, also known as 'Pierrot,' 'Dr. Drennus,' &c., &c., a writer of salacious sexology books. At the conclusion of the text is an important 68-page clandestine catalogue, separately paginated, that includes photographs, albums and etchings, 'livres ultra-obscenes' (with and without illustrations), contraceptives, 'creme vaginal,' and much else besides. Having come from the offices of Parliament News, there's an interesting provenenance to this copy, with a pencilled note on the verso of the ffep, ""Please return after having used. Ask Mr. Luros..""" Some wear and bumping to edges of boards, otherwise a very good copy of a rare and fascinating work.

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        The Writings of Walt Whitman, 10 volumes (Leaves of Grass, 3 volumes; The Complete Prose Works, 7 volumes), limited edition, 500 copies - Collected Works

      G. P. Putnam's Sons New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1902. Hardcover. Very Good. Number 445 / 500 copies, 10 volumes complete, large 8vo, bound in vellum- gilt backed slate blue paper-covered boards with vellum corner tips. Generally very good, spines darkened and dull, slight soil and occasional spottiness to covers, some corners a bit bumped, contents very good and bright, bookplates on pastedowns, slight soil to endpapers, the 5th volume of the Prose Works has minor dampstain tidemark to bottom margin to some of the pages, not too intrusive. In all, a handsome set with some darkening to spines and mild occasional grubbiness. Neatly protected with new mylar dust jackets.

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        The Complete Writings

      New York and London, G.P. Putnam's Sons for the Knickerbocker Press,, 1902. 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. 10 volumes, large octavo. Contemporary full black morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines gilt, decoration to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece in each volume, tissue-guards printed in red, and title-pages printed in red and black. The faintest hint of browning to page edges, each volume rebacked with the original spines laid down, some light rubbing. A very good set. Author's Manuscript Edition. Limited to 32 numbered sets on Whatman paper of which this is number 28, signed by the publisher, with a page of Whitman's manuscript and a notarized statement dated 19th May 1902 authenticating the manuscript tipped in. This is a handsome ten-volume set of one of the earliest collected editions of Walt Whitman, printed just ten years after the poet's death, and edited by Whitman"s friends and literary executors. Printed at the Knickerbocker Press for G.P Putnam"s Sons, the three volumes of poetry and seven of prose are as notable for their accomplished typography and design as they are for their comprehensiveness and critical apparatus.

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        Complete Writings [Paumanok Edition], The

      1902. The Paumanok Edition in the Publisher’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’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’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), “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 ‘I Sing the Body Electric’ and ‘Song of Myself’ asserted the beauty of the human body, physical health, and sexuality…in 1856…the second edition of Leaves of Grass appeared. This collection contained revisions of the poems of the first edition and several new ones…All his later volumes of new poems were to be incorporated into successive editions…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…caring for both Union and Confederate soldiers. In May 1865 Drum-Taps showed Whitman’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, ‘When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d’” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).Myerson B4.

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      Houghton Mifflin Co. Good+. 1902. Hardcover. Complete 24 volume set (12 Historical Writings and 12 Miscellaneous Writings) . Red three quarter moroccan leather with red and beige marbled boards. Wear to the extremities. Very attractive spines with 5 raised bands and gilt decoration. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Boards have all been re-attached with white binder's tape on the interior of the boards. Frontispieces protected by tissue. Gilt top edges in very good condition. Untrimmed fore edges. Pages clean and appear unread. An attractive set. Provenance: This is from the estate of the renowned Doris Duke, an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. This is part of a very large collection of antiquarian leather bound books we recently purchased from her estate. Documentation will be provided. .

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        COMPLETE WRITINGS...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 for G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. 10 volumes. The Paumanok Edition, one of only 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael handmade paper. With illustrations in gravure and aquatint on japon vellum in each volume, colour frontispiece of Whitman to Volume I, tissue guards intact as issued. Large, thick 8vo, beautifully presented in fine period bindings of three-quarter crushed honey morocco over subtle marbled boards, the turnovers gilt ruled at the borders, the spine with art nouveau decorations incorporating raised bands gilt decorated and gilt ruled, the largest compartment with fine gilt and black tooled art nouveau intertwining decorations, one compartment lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. xcvi, 294; xiii, 323; vii, 297; xi, 324; vii, 301; v,318; v, 281, v, 300; xviii, 230; v, 309 pp. A very handsome, fine and bright, attractive and especially well preserved set. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SET, on fine paper with Gothic titles, illustrated title pages and finely engraved portraits of the author, the people in his life and other important personages of the age. There is a fine introduction to LEAVES OF GRASS and the set also includes an important biography of the poet by Bucke, Harned, and Traubel. There are here presented, the greatest poem of America in its most complete format, and volumes of the wonderful prose writings of Whitman including the inclusion of SPECIMEN DAYS and other significant works. Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS portrayed America at the crossroads between an old world, soon to be cast off, and the new world of our future present. With the publication of LEAVES OF GRASS in 1855, Whitman, the poet of democracy, ushered in a new era in American letters, describing specifically American experiences in a distinctly American idiom. From its first publication in 1855, he had complete confidence in the greatness of both the book and its author. “Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of LEAVES OF GRASS is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation. In a sense, it is America’s second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual. ...The poems are saturated ‘with a vehemence of pride and audacity of freedom necessary to loosen the mind of still-to-be-formed America from the folds, the superstitions, and all the long, tenacious, and stifling anti-democratic authorities of Asiatic and European past’. To the young nation, only just becoming aware of an individual literary identity distinct from its European origins, Whitman’s message and his outspoken confidence came at a decisive moment. LEAVES OF GRASS was Whitman’s favorite child. From the time of its original publication,...until the year of his death, he continued revising and enlarging it. If (his) reputation has fluctuated over the years and his position among, if indeed not at the head of, the list of great American poets was not assured until some time after his death, there was never any doubt of the matter in his own mind. ‘I know I am deathless’, he wrote. ‘Whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait.’ Time has vindicated his conviction.” PMM One of the rare opportunities to acquire this comprehensive set from one of the greatest of American poets.

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        La Houille Blanche. vols. 1-21, 23-31

      Grenoble, etc., 1902-1932 passim. volumes 1-21, 23-31, large thick quartos, well illustrated, ex library, some bindings may require repair or replacement, textually good. Photos available upon request.

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        The Writings of Walt Whitman, 10 volumes (Leaves of Grass, 3 volumes; The Complete Prose Works, 7 volumes), limited edition, 500 copies - Collected Works

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1902 - Number 445 / 500 copies, 10 volumes complete, large 8vo, bound in vellum- gilt backed slate blue paper-covered boards with vellum corner tips. Generally very good, spines darkened and dull, slight soil and occasional spottiness to covers, some corners a bit bumped, contents very good and bright, bookplates on pastedowns, slight soil to endpapers, the 5th volume of the Prose Works has minor dampstain tidemark to bottom margin to some of the pages, not too intrusive. In all, a handsome set with some darkening to spines and mild occasional grubbiness. Neatly protected with new mylar dust jackets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Virginian

      United States: MacMillan & Co, 1902. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by the Author. Same dates to the title and copyright pages as required. No jacket. Heavy toning to the text block edges, gently read. Wear and fraying to the spine crown and heel. Cloth boards showing bumping to the extremities, some overall toning and soiling. Presents well inside custom made archival mylar cover. Uncommon signed copy.

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        The Works of Anthony Hope

      New York; D.Appleton and Company. 1902, 1902. Author's Edition. 15 volumes. Octavo. With photogravure illustrations. Finely bound in original half red morocco, gilt. Limited edition, numbered 21 of 1000 copies only. Excellent condition throughout. A superb set. Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope was a novelist and playwright best remembered today for his swashbuckling adventure novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894), the prequel 'The Heart of Princess Osra' (a collection of short stories) (1896), and it's sequel 'Rupert of Hentzau' (1898). These popular, escapist romps from a chivalrous age were all set in the contemporaneous fictional kingdom of Ruritania. Provenance; Skinner Fine Books and Manuscripts 2386.

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        Das Deutsche Corpsleben

      Stuttgart: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft. 1902. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1902. Folio, 15.5 x 11.25 inches (39 x 28.5 cm). xxiv p., 60 plates, printed double-sided in black and white on thick, glossy stock. Collated, complete. With folio-sized booklet also illustrated with Allers' renowned natural portraits of young men during their coming-of-age and through their rise into public status. His last published work, released in 1902, the same year Allers was legally accused of homosexuality and pederasty. Allers fled Germany before legal proceedings, and the eventual sentence of 4.5 years imprisonment, pronounced in absentia. According to Tito Fiorani (Le dimore del mito, La Conchiglia, Capri 1996, pp. 23 e 24), "Allers had distinctly homosexual tendencies, and liked to surround himself with boys, whom he often used as models". This is a very good copy, rebacked in matching pale blue cloth, with original boards. Gilt embossed titles and portrait mounted on the cover. With light rubbing wear/fading to extremeties. Booklet with a crease to lower left corner. With decorative flaps encasing the leaves and booklet. Very scarce.

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        POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN KEATS. Given From His Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources and Collated With Many Manuscripts. Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1902. An early and illustrated edition of the Forman edited Keats. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Keats, with facsimile autograph, six other portraits and 10 other illustrations all on plates. 8vo, in a handsomely presented and fine binding by Macmillan and Bowes of three-quarter crushed morocco over delicately marbled tan paper covered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and with thick raised bands beautifully gilt decorated. Gilt ruling on the covers, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. xxxi, 597 pp. A fine copy in every way, internally pristine and the binding in excellent condition. A VERY HANDSOME AND FINELY BOUND COPY of Buxton Forman’s highly important collection of Keats. The ten illustrations are lovely pre-Raphaelite plates and the seven portraits nicely round out the volume. A very pretty book, well suited to the content. A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THIS FINE BOOK. Buxton Forman’s highly important collection of Keats. With his scholarly notes and appendices. ‘In this reissue of Keats's Writings no change has been made in the general arrangement, and only two words have been altered in the text of the poems...’ “The whole of Keats’s known works in verse are included in this volume; and the foot-notes contain a large selection of variorum readings. Sixteen lines of THE EVE OF ST. MARK, found by the Editor in a Keats scrap-book lent to him by Mr. Frank Sabin, and given in the Introduction, have not been printed in any other edition.” A definitive scholarly edition with annotations. Includes a chronology of Keats’ life and short biographical description of all the correspondents. To Harry Buxton Forman in the first place, and then to Sir Sidney colvin, is due also the credit of gathering and arranging the mass of Keats’ correspondence. Their collection was based on the latest published work of Forman, supplemented by the fruits of his subsequent research, as well as from other sources. He was the most renown of all Keats scholars.

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