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        Songs Of Childhood (In Custom Clamshell Book Box)

      New York, New York / Bombay, India: Longmans, Green, And Co.. Very Good. 1902. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 5 x 7.5 in.: 106 pages. No Jacket As Issued. Book binding is spine and quarter cream paper with blue cloth boards (with gilt ship embossed on front cover) plus decorated gilt lettered spine. Top edge of page block is gilt. Book is protected in a custom brown cloth gilt-lettered clamshell book box. Copy has prior owner's bookplate (Oliver Brett) neatly affixed to front endpaper and a stamp on front flyleaf, p. 103, and rear endpaper of "College For Working Women", along with a "Bought Davis 1921 and K195" notation at the front. Otherwise, clamshell box, boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except as indicated), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Has a tissue-protected frontispiece illustration about twenty dancing fairies by Richard Doyle, entitled "Under the Dock Leaves." This is Walter De La Mare's first book, a collection of poetry which he wrote under the pen name (pseudonym) of Walter Ramal. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. .

      [Bookseller: KEENER BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES]
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        The Hound of the Baskervilles.

      London: George Newnes, 1902.. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's scarlet cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and upper board with a vignette of the hound silhouetted in black, two presentation inscriptions, one dated 1902, the other 1943, to the fly leaf from "Eloise". Loosely inserted is an autograph letter signed from the author on headed paper, in its addressed, stamped and postmarked envelope. Frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Very small blemish to the head of the spine, a very faint water line affecting the upper margin of the plates only, else a very good, bright copy. The letter, dated January 18th 1904, concerns a lecture Doyle had attended on "local trade conditions", suggesting it be repeated in two Scottish border towns. It closes "P.S. I am on my back with a bad cold." Green and Gibson, A26a.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1902. The "Cambridge Edition.. Unopened, and in Doves-Like Morocco 213 x 149 mm (8 3/8 x 5 7/8"). Five volumes. LOVELY CONTEMPORARY RED HALF MOROCCO, BEAUTIFULLY GILT IN THE STYLE OF THE DOVES BINDERY, raised bands, spines in fine gilt compartments featuring sprays of tulips, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and (except for the prefatory material in the first volume) ENTIRELY UNOPENED. With frontispiece portraits. Small portions of two spine bands, corners, and just a few joints with insignificant wear (the rubbing carefully refurbished), one leaf with jagged fore edge from rough opening, but A LOVELY SET IN NEARLY FINE CONDITION, the bindings unusually lustrous, and the text virtually pristine because obviously unread. In the words of DNB, from the time of its publication, this work "has been regarded, along with Boswell's 'Life of Johnson,' as one of the most important works in the history of biography." Perhaps no one was better situated to write the life of Scott than his friend and son-in-law John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854), who had access to personal papers and to those persons closest to Scott. From the latter, he "collected personal anecdotes and letters . . . and added to them his own intimate knowledge of the man and his works to portray with the power of a successful novelist a character in vivid scenes of place and time." (DNB) Lockhart's devotion to Scott continued beyond his death: at his own request he was interred in Dryburgh Abbey at the feet of his hero. While our edition is uncommon, Lockhart's Scott is readily available in various printings; such pretty bindings as these are decidely not so frequently seen.

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        L'Imperatrice: Marie-Louise

      Paris: Goupil et Cie, 1902. In French. De cette Edition Originale. #602 out of 1, 000 printed. Bound in full red morocco with raised bands on spine. Title on spine in gilt. Gilt on the top edges. All edges untrimmed. Gilt dentelles on the edges of the boards and on the inside of the cover. Inside dentaling is 3/4" wide with the initials "ML" in gilt. End pages are patterned. Printed on heavy Papier de Rives. "Rives" is watermarked on many pages below the text area. "Edition Goupil" is watermarked on the right side of the text."B. T. H." watermarked on the bottom of the title page. Frontispiece has a beautiful color Illustration of Marie-Louise. Very many plates Very small nicks at the top and bottom of the spine near the hinges. Endpages have been stained by the dentaling on the inside covers.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        ADVENTURES OF UNCLE LUBIN

      1902. 2. ROBINSON,W.HEATH. THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE LUBIN. NY: Brentanos 1902. 8vo, (6 1/2 x 8"), green pictorial cloth stamped in red, green and white, rear cover lightly soiled, binding tight, recased with paper at hinges neatly repaired, margin of tissue guard and frontis narrow light brown discoloration, really a clean and VG+ copy. First US edition of the first book written and illustrated by Robinson (same year as UK ed. and printed in Great Britain). Featuring color frontis, 55 full page b&w's and 72 vignettes plus pictorial endpapers. Entirely designed by Robinson, the story is a fantasy tale of Uncle Lubin's voyages and mishaps taken in balloons, boats, submarines etc., all constructed as Robinson's famous complicated contraptions. The text is often laid out in irregular format to fit around the vignettes. It was the publication of this book that brought Robinson to commercial success and this first edition is a rarity.

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        The Adventures of Uncle Lubin

      London: Grant Richards, , 1902. Told and Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. Small quarto. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and boards in white, red, and grey, pictorial endpapers, blue edge stain. Colour frontispiece, illustrations throughout the text by W. Heath Robinson. Lightly rubbed at extremities, some chipping of colour from spine, contents a little shaken. An excellent copy. First edition of what is probably the scarcest of all Robinson's books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Just So Stories For Little Children. Illustrated by the Author.

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1902.. First edition, large 8vo, (vi), 249, (3) pp. 22 full page illustrations, others in the text, original decorative red cloth upper cover bound in at the end. Recently rebound in red full morocco, a.e.g., a handsome copy. The only book that Kipling illustrated. Martindell 99.

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        JUST SO STORIES. For little children

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1902. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.5 x 7.2 inches). Illustrated throughout by the author. A fine copy, in the first issue binding, of Kipling's famous collection of twelve stories and twelve poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." In this first issue the white blocking on the spine and boards famously failed to adhere, with the result that most copies now lack significant portions of it. This copy is in unusually fresh condition, with only a few very small areas of the white missing. A stunning copy. Housed in a red quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. A superb copy from which almost none of the white blocking has chipped.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        JUST SO STORIES

      1902. hardcover. <center><b>a fine copy of Kipling&#39;s children&#39;s classic</b></center> Kipling, Rudyard. JUST SO STORIES for Little Children. Illustrated by the Author. London: Macmillan and Co., 1902. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black and white. <p>First Edition of Kipling&#39;s famous collection of twelve tales (with poems), such as "How the Camel got his Hump," "How the Leopard got his Spots" and "How the Alphabet was Made." Kipling himself did the 22 full-page illustrations.</p> <p>As Stewart points out, the covers of the earliest copies bound were decorated with a white pigment that readily flaked off; subsequent copies bound used a new ink that adhered properly. This is therefore one of the few instances in which collectors do <i>not</i> prefer the earliest state -- as such copies are identifiable only by the loss of much of the pictorial cover design. In any event, on this copy the white pigment has adhered properly over the years.</p> W <p>This is a handsome copy, <i>fine</i> except for a little foxing on the endpapers only. Richards A181; Stewart 260.</p> CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12011)

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        Just So Stories For Little Children

      MacMillan and Co, London, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Rudyard Kipling. Original red cloth with pictorial decoration and titles to spine and upper board in black and white. The white blocking to spine is intact but is a little faded with the red colour of cloth showing through and the red colouring to boards is faded on each side of spine as is the spine itself. (see scans). There is light foxing to extreme edges of block not affecting main body of pages which are all clean and bright . Feint browning of end papers which are free form inscriptions. Overall an attractive copy of the first trade issue. Size: Quarto (approx A4). iii, 149 pages. Illustrator: Rudyard Kipling. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; 1900-1920; Inventory No: 15965..

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        JUST SO STORIES. For little children

      Macmillan and Co., Limited. London. 1902. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.5 x 7.2 inches). Illustrated throughout by the author. Very good copy bound in recent full red morocco, raised bands, gilt. Black title label, gilt. Decorative gilt leaf design border on boards. Top edge gilt. Light foxing to just a few pages and previous owners neat inscription (dated 1902) on the top corner of the title page otherwise a very good clean copy of this classic work in an attractive leather binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Just So Stories

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this classic collection of children&#39;s stories by Kipling. Illustrated throughout with twenty-two plates (collated complete) and numerous vignettes by the author. Containing all the tales such as How the Whale Got His Throat, The Beginning of the Armadillos, How the Leopard Got His Spots and many more. The stories are pourquoi stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A forerunner of these stories is How Fear Came in The Second Jungle Book (1895), in which Mowgli hears the story of how the tiger got his stripes. The Just So Stories have a typical theme of a particular animal being modified from an original form to its current form by the acts of man, or some magical being. For example, the Whale has a tiny throat from a swallowed mariner who tied a raft in there to block the whale from swallowing others. The Camel has a hump given to him by a djinn as punishment for the camel refusing to work (the hump allows the camel to work longer between eating). The Leopard has spots painted on him by an Ethiopian (after the Ethiopian painted himself black). The Kangaroo gets its powerful hind legs, long tail, and hopping gait after being chased all day by a dingo, who was sent after the Kangaroo by a minor god whom the Kangaroo had asked to make him different from all other animals. Condition: In a decorativered cloth binding with protective Brodart wrap. Externally, generally smart, though with some shelfwear and marks. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to the recto of the front free-endpaper. Pageshave some spotting scatteredthroughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        H.M.S. "Ariadne". Original Engineer&#39;s Journal

      London: [H. M. Stationary Office] 1902 - 1904, Unique. (Hardcover) 183pp. Very good. Quarto, Journal printed for H. M. Stationary Office by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London: 1894S. 520 (Late S. 625a.) Established, 1888. All in a cover made from raw linen with applied fringe. Hand titled with decorative device. "H. M. S. Ariadne" Journal Kept by C. W. A. Baldwin" 32 .5 cm. X 22 cm. An original journal kept by C. W. A. Baldwin Nov. 15th, 1902 - May 15th 1904. Title + 183 pages of holographic entries, consisting of a preliminary index to each month&#39;s daily entries, followed by daily entries. Each Friday, Baldwin&#39;s Journal entries are initialled by R.R.L., and W. E. S., presumably the Chief Engineer and another senior officer. Journal is illustrated with 33 original hand drawn & coloured maps and schematic diagrams, and one original B/W photograph. Each of these diagrams is also initialled by R.R.L. And W.E.S., and a third that is indecipherable. It is likely that C. W. A. Baldwin was a Steam Engineer Cadet / Midshipman, whose work was being supervised by senior officers, and his Journal was submitted on a weekly basis to his superiors. Detailed daily entries concerning the route of the Ariadne; work assigned the ship&#39;s crew; equipment inspected and repaired; court martial parties; gunnery practice; cutlass practice; salutes paid to other ships; coaling; drills; a suicide; a death of an Ordinary seaman who fell from the Semaphore Tower; and the day to day events of shipboard life such as laundry, issuing of Grog rations and watch assignments. An important original record of shipboard life and duties aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS Ariadne, during the period known as "The Venezuela Crisis" This journal is a previously unknown first hand account of these actions; the British and German ships involved, and Venezuelan ships taken as prizes. It also records the American ships sent by President Roosevelt to "observe"..

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        The Natural History of British Surface-Feeding Ducks

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1902. Hardcover. Very Good. 107 pp. Original green and olive cloth in good + condition. Top edge gilt. Only 600 copies of this edition have been printed, this copy is number 251. With 6 photogravures, 41 coloured plates, and 25 other illustrations. There are a few tissue guards between plates, but the book is missing some tissue guards. A few spots on the front cover. Light shelf wear. Lightly bumped and worn corners.

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        JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. Inscribed

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

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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

      Published by Strangeways, 1902. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Nearly fine condition. This is the privately printed edition of the Tailor of Gloucester, of which only 500 copies were published. The book is in small format with pink paperboards with a line drawing of three mice sewing on the front cover. The book has a colour frontispiece and 15 colour plates. Beatrix Potter began to write her picture letters for children at the age of 26 and these were to become the basis for her books. The story of the Tailor of Gloucester was first told in a letter from Beatrix to Freda Moore, daughter of her former governess, Annie Carter. Having had her story of Peter Rabbit initially rejected by at least six publishers before Warnes agreed to publish it, Beatrix decided that she would not show her new little book to Warnes. She thought that they would either not want to publish a second book so soon, or that they may want to alter it or omit the nursery rhymes, or otherwise disapprove of what she now felt was "her mouse book". So she returned to Strangeways, the original printers and engravers of Peter Rabbit, and paid herself for a coloured private edition of 500 copies. The books differs considerably from the edition later published Warnes. It is longer, the pictures are not all the same and it contains many more jingles and nursery rhymes, sung by the rats and mice of Gloucester on Christmas Eve. Of all her books The Tailor of Gloucester remained Beatrix Potter&#39;s own favourite. Very slightly browning to covers in places. Top corner very slightly worn. Very light foxing to endpapers. Contents fine. A superb copy of this rare book. Housed in custom-made drop-back box. [S]

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      Privately Printed, December, 1902. Sextodecimo. Original pink boards, titles and illustration to front board in black. Housed in a pink cloth solander case. Colour frontispiece, 15 colour plates. Faint spotting to boards, tiny split at the head of the spine, spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, one of 500 copies privately printed for Beatrix Potter a year before Warne&#39;s trade edition. The text of this edition is considerably longer than that of the first trade, and the cover incorporates a vignette illustration which was never used again. Beatrix Potter evidently failed to sell all 500 privately printed copies and retained a few for her own use.

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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

      Published by Strangeways, 1902. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Very good condition. This is the privately printed edition of the Tailor of Gloucester, of which only 500 copies were published. The book is in small format with pink paperboards with a line drawing of three mice sewing on the front cover. The book has a colour frontispiece and 15 colour plates. Beatrix Potter began to write her picture letters for children at the age of 26 and these were to become the basis for her books. The story of the Tailor of Gloucester was first told in a letter from Beatrix to Freda Moore, daughter of her former governess, Annie Carter. Having had her story of Peter Rabbit initially rejected by at least six publishers before Warnes agreed to publish it, Beatrix decided that she would not show her new little book to Warnes. She thought that they would either not want to publish a second book so soon, or that they may want to alter it or omit the nursery rhymes, or otherwise disapprove of what she now felt was "her mouse book". So she returned to Strangeways, the original printers and engravers of Peter Rabbit, and paid herself for a coloured private edition of 500 copies. The books differs considerably from the edition later published Warnes. It is longer, the pictures are not all the same and it contains many more jingles and nursery rhymes, sung by the rats and mice of Gloucester on Christmas Eve. Of all her books The Tailor of Gloucester remained Beatrix Potter&#39;s own favourite. This copy is SIGNED by Beatrix Potter with an inscription "To Cicely Roscoe from Beatrix Potter Jan 16th 03" on the front endpaper. Henry Enfield Roscoe was Beatrix&#39;s uncle and so Cicely was probably related to Beatrix. The book covers are a little marked, more so to rear. The spine has been neatly restored and there is a little wear to the edges. The endpapers are lightly browned and there is light browning to the text pages and just one small faint mark on the margin of one plate. Otherwise the contents are clean. Having been handled and given as a gift by Beatrix Potter herself, this is a very special copy of this exceptionally rare little book. SPECIAL OFFER: REDUCED FROM £6980! [R]

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        Fragilia Labilia

      Portland Maine Published by Thomas B. Mosher at XLV Exchange Street 1902. Portland 1902 Publisher&#39;s original plain ivory white stiff thick card wrap covers, deckle page edges. 8vo. 8&#39;&#39; x 4&#39;&#39;. Contains [vii] 46 [i] printed pages of text with red and green flower design to the title page. 1 of 450 copies of this book have been printed on Kelmscott handmade paper. &#39;Fragilia Labilia - an Old World title of a little song-garland - is not to be found among any of John Addington Symonds&#39; published poems. Written mostly between 1860 and 1862. Privately printed for its author&#39;s own use it remains unmentioned in bibliographical lists, nor has it ever appeared in the almost inevitable book sale which takes place as soon as a well known author dies. A rare distinction even if there were no other!&#39; Very Good clean condition book with floral designed front cover dust wrapper by Thomas B. Mosher which has lost the rear inner flap, page edges uncut, small tears and rubs to the overlapping edges. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BROWNING. With Portraits. In Two Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1902. Two volumes bound as one: frontispiece portrait, xvi, 748 pp.; frontispiece portrait, vii, 786 pp. (chronological list of works, an index to first lines, and a general index comprise pages 775-786). Pages are of very thin onion skin like paper which also may be called bible paper. ________ BINDING: Full brown crushed morocco "PEACOCK ART BINDING" (about 7 5/8" x 5 5/8"); rounded spine lighter brown title label and elaborate peacock design in gilt over green; front cover with single gilt fillet around board perimeter and large twin peacocks facing one another with design reaching up to a lighter brown label for the name BROWNING gilt stamped on it. Gilt embellishments at head and tail of spine; back cover with single gilt fillet framing it.; gilt rule along all board edges; all page edges gilt; marbled endpapers with decorated turn-ins. Nov. 6, 1906 inscription on front endpaper. ________ Some wear to binding and board edges; internal brown-spotting of endpapers and around far reaches of the portraits, else in very nice condition. ________ A VERY HANDSOME "ART" BINDING of the early 20th century.

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        Hound of the Baskervilles, The

      1902. first edition. A Fine First Edition &#147;Hound&#148; in the Original ClothDOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1902.First edition in book form (first serialized in the Strand Magazine between August 1901 and April 1902). Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 184 x 122 mm.). [8], 358, [1], [1, blank] pp. With sixteen plates (including frontispiece) by Sidney Paget.Original scarlet cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and black (in a design by Alfred Garth Jones) and lettered in gilt on front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, minor blistering to cloth on covers near joints. Minimal foxing to edges, free endpapers slightly browned from pastedown glue. Otherwise an excellent copy, with the gilt bright and fresh. The Hound of the Baskervilles &#147;was based on an idea given to [Doyle] by Bertram Fletcher Robinson, who was a nephew of Sir John Robinson and a correspondent for the Daily Express during the Boer War. The two men struck up a friendship when travelling back on the same ship from Cape Town. They spent four days together on a golfing holiday at Cromer in March 1901, and it was then that Robinson mentioned the legend (possibly of the Black Hound of Hergest associated with the Vaughan family of Hergest Court in Herefordshire). Doyle told his mother: &#145;Fletcher Robinson came here with me and we are going to do a small book together &#147;The Hound of the Baskervilles&#148;&#151;a real creeper&#146;&#133;The serial publication was an unprecedented success. It was the only occasion in the magazine&#146;s history that a seventh printing was needed to meet the demand, and the queues at the publisher&#146;s offices and throughout the country were extraordinary&#148; (Green and Gibson, p. 130).Green and Gibson A26a.

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        The Works

      New York: D. Appleton & Company,, 1902. 13 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, red morocco labels, decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. The Author&#39;s Edition. This is a rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. The omission was due to the fact that the author wanted a set that contained only the works for which he wanted to be credited, as he states in the preface: "Outside of this edition there is no work of mine up to this date which I do not willingly suppress.

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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

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

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles - Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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        JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. Inscribed

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

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        Poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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

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        POEMS [with] BALLADS AND SONNETS

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

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        Le Jardin des Supplices. Lithographs by Auguste RODIN

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

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        [Des femmes écrivains] Claudine en ménage

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

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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

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        THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT

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

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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

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        HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE [CT IN 5 VOLS, SIGNED]

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

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        THE WORKS

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

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

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

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

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

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        LE AVVENTURE DI PINOCCHIO.

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

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

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

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

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

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