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        The Art and Craft of Printing: A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press, Together With a Short Description of the Press by S.C. Cockerell, and an Annotated List of the Books Printed Thereat

      Elston Press, New Rochelle, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Original 1/4 beige cloth over paper boards. Toning to spine, darkening and mild soiling to boards. Worn at the corners. Mild browning to page edges, otherwise fine and bright internally. One of 210. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Books on Books; Inventory No: 042773. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to spine and upper board gilt, hound design to upper board in black. Illustrated frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Edges of spine lightly rubbed, owner's name to front free endpaper, top edge a little dusty, all edges lightly foxed, a bright and attractive copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        NOVISSIMA albo d'arte e lettere - 1902 - direttore EDOARDO DE FONSECA (suo l'ambizioso motto GENIALITA' CI ACCOMPAGNI...) La bella copertina presenta un disegno a colori di ANTONIO RIZZI, Roma, Novissima, 1902

      27,5 X 22,5, elegante quaderno oblungo , buone condizioni, pagine non numerate ma sono 104 ed ancora 10 tavole di raffinata pubblicità . Questa straordnaria rivista è una alta espressione del liberty italiano, con tantissime immagini ed illustrazioni ( litografie, acqueforti, incisioni varie, fototipie ecc. spesso protette da veline editoriali) In questo SECONDO NUMERO (ne usci'uno per ogni anno) , scritti e contributi di EDMONDO DE AMICIS, GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO, ENRICO PANZACCHI, CORRADO RICCI, JACK LAS BOLINA, LUIGI CAPUANA, GUGLIELMO ANASTASI, ETTORE MOSCHINO e tanti altri. Notevoli le illustrazioni spesso a colori anche in splendide tavole fuori testo dei grandi artisti ALEARDO TERZI., PLINIO NOMELLINI,, PIETRO FRAGIACOMO, GIORGIO BELLONI, ANTONIO RIZZI, L. CAVALERI, GIORGIO KIENERK, RICCARDO GALLI, BRUNELLI, PAOLETTI, CESARE LAURENTI, F.ANDREOTTI, ARTURO NOCI, GIACOMO GROSSO, e tanti altri.

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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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 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Zoologische Ergebnisse der Russischen Expeditionen nach Spitzbergen. Mollusca und Brachiopoda I-IV.

      4 volumes bound in 1. Buchdruckerei der Käiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaft, St. Petersburg 1902-03. 8vo. 124 pages + 2 foldable plates + 105 pages + 3 foldable plates + 10 pages. Bound in an imitated leather binding with gilted title on the spine

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Forest, Lake and River: the Fishes of New England & Eastern Canada

      Boston: Printed For Subscribers. Good; Top of spine on first volume worn with a quarter inch hole . in front hinge, the second volume lacks the top quarter inch and . has a damp stain across bottom third of front board and quickly becomes . lower margin only, both volumes lack most of paper spine label, as . usual there is scattered foxing. **The scan shows the stained volume.. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; Two volumes, reversed calf with colored fly impressed in upper corner of front board with a circular devise in lower corner, handmade paper, xxvii, 313, xi, 368p., proflusely illustrated with color plates, photgravures, plates. **On of 350 sets. Volume one is not numbered. Volume two is number 25. .

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        The Novels

      Boston, Jefferson Press,, 1902. 20 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in full burgundy morocco, one blue and one black label, gilt titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, gilt decorative border to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Photogravure frontispiece printed on Japanese vellum. A beautifully bound set in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. Translated from the Spanish by P. A. Motteux

      John Grant. Edinburgh.,1902. FOUR VOLUMES. Large 8vo. (9.1 x 6.1 inches). Illustrated with 37 fine engraved plates by Lalauze, including his portrait of Cervantes. A fine clean set in fine leather bindings by Bayntun of Bath. Early twentieth century half tan calf. Raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Mid brown and honey coloured morocco labels, ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Brown cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A lovely, fine set of this well illustrated edition.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Miaulina. Ein Märchenbuch für kleine Kinder.

      Schaffstein,, Köln, 1902 - Köln, Schaffstein, (1902). 4°. 55 S., (1) S. (Verlagsanzeigen). Mit zahlr. (dv. einige ganzs.) lithogr. Illustrationen von Julius Diez. Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenbd. (Rücken erneuert, Ecken restauriert). Gelberg: Der Schaf[f]stein Verlag, S. 60. - Stark: Der Schaffstein Verlag, S. 64. - Vgl. Schug 512 (für eine Ausgabe um 1910). - Erste Ausgabe. "Mit diesem Buch treten zwei neue Kinderfreunde mit einem Erstlingswerk auf den Plan. Prof. Dr. Ernst Dannheisser ist Pädagoge und hat so köstliche, so eigenartige Märchen geschaffen, dass sie einen unwiderstehlichen Reiz auf jedes Kindergemüt ausüben müssen. Alles, was da kreucht und fleucht in Wald und Feld, alles, was das Kindergemüt in Entzücken versetzt hat der Verfasser in unglaublich knapper Form mit so unübertrefflicher Darstellungskraft plastisch herausgearbeitet ." (Stark). - Durchgehend fingerfleckig. Mit hinterlegten Randeinrissen. Sprache: Deutsch / German (Rücken erneuert, Ecken restauriert). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Le Mobilier Royal Francois Aux XVIIe Et XVIIIe Siecles Two Volumes in ten parts

      Paris: Goupil, 1902. First edition. leather_bound. Orig. brown morocco covered board portfolios lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, unbound as issued with fascicles laid-in. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. VII page Introduction, 52 pages in text. Folio, 46 x 34 cm. Limited edition, copy 93 of 200; 150 gravure plates, many with partial to full hand-coloring, complete in 10 parts [issues]. This sumptuous fin-de-siecle publication on the best of French decorative art presents -- furniture, paintings, bronzes, sculptures, woodwork, et al -- with precision and infinite care, particularly in the hand coloring. Heliogravure, an intaglio process of wide tonal range provides a rich palette of blacks and shades of gray has all but disappeared in the last 50 years, mostly attributable to its costly and time consuming technique. Issues are original mauve patterned paper wrappers printed on thick, handmade deckle-edge wove paper with loose unlettered tissue guards. Publisher's "Avis" printed slip laid-in, describing the arrangement of the plates. Slight rubbing to portfolio extremities, but solid and strong, lacking original silk ties. Wrappers chipped at extremities, partial fading to a few, minor foxing to a number of plate mounts, and almost all tissue guards, plates mostly clean, a few with minor toning. Overall, more than presentable.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Life of a Bold AB on his Ship in the Rolling C

      London,: Dean & Son, circa, 1902.. Small folio rag book with 16 illustrated pages; some fraying to edges otherwise in very good condition. First edition: an unusually good copy of this attractive children's book with a wonderful naval theme. Tall and well-printed, this copy has almost none of the unravelling or "cropping" sometimes seen in a work which dates from before the introduction of pinking shears to strengthen the edges of each page.This alphabet book is the first of Henry Samuel Dean's famous rag books. It was Dean who popularised the format in the early twentieth century as a perfect introduction to reading for small children, chiefly because the material was so sturdy and, indeed, washable. His success with the format led him to establish "Dean's Rag Book Company", initially exclusively making rag books, but later expanded to produce a variety of toys.The illustrator, Will Kidd, published several children's books, including Baa Baa Black Sheep, also published by Dean. Here, Kidd's theme is the British Navy at the turn of the twentieth-century. Although most of the pages give rollicking images of Jacks and Tars enjoying life on the "C", there is also an interesting depiction at "K for the King", a silouhette of Edward VII. A particularly good page accompanies "V for the Victory", the British flagship of the Battle of Trafalgar, here immortalised in the lines: "V for the Victory / A relic of the past, / Although her timbers may decay, / Her fame will ever last."Interestingly, OCLC only lists electronic copies of this rare title; copies of the third edition of 1903 are known at the British Library and the Bodleian.

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        The Life of a Bold AB on his Ship in the Rolling C. Dean's Rag Book

      London Dean & Son Ltd [1902]. G : in Good condition. Faded. Front cover marked Second Edition Hessian cloth cover [26pp] :: 340mm x 200mm (13" x 8") :: One of the earliest of Dean's Rag Books

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Double Barrelled Detective Story, A

      1902. first edition. Elementary, Mr. TwainTWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens). A Double Barrelled Detective Story. New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1902. First edition, in variant maroon cloth binding as called for in BAL but with pictorial rather than unprinted white endpapers; thus unrecorded. Octavo [2, blank], [4], 179, [5, blank] pp. on wove paper. Seven plates including frontispiece with tissue guard. Endpapers in mixed A and B state, with no priority.Publisher's original cloth, front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt,spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A few light tape ghosts, owner's stamp, and bookseller's ticket to endpapers. Prior owner's neat signature dated December 1902. Small stain to upper cover. The mildest sunning to spine. Else a tight, bright, fine copy. Chemised in a quarter green morocco slipcase.Twain's classic mockery of detective fiction and sharp parody of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. "In this tale, Sherlock Holmes appears as an arrogant but incompetent idiot whose cousin, Fretlock Jones, explains that the only way Holmes ever solves a crime is to arrange it in advance…It is an outrageous send-up of the more extravagant devices fo detective fiction…Twain found a way to burlesque a genre that he found self-parodying by using his chaotic sense of humor to challenge the limits of parody itself" (The Oxford Companion to Mark Twain, p. 162).The copy of Lord Guernsey, with his bookplate.BAL 3471.

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        English Botany or Coloured Figures of British Plants By J. Sowerby, F.L.S., J.E. Sowerby, and Others Edited By John T. Boswell Syme Complete in 13 Volumes with Supplement

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1902. 12 Volumes + 1 Volume Supplement; of this British botanical reference; each volume with an Index to Latin Names, Index to English Names; followed by a plate section: hand colored; each plate with several figures delineating leaves, root systems, stems, blossoms, seeds, of plants; collation: Vol. I. viii + 235 pages + plates 1-161 including one double-page; Vol. II. 246 pages + plates numbered 162-322 including one double-page (with plates 174, 243, 250, 270 bis [indicating an additional plate depicting a different part of this plant]); Vol. III. 273 pages + plates numbered 323 - 490 (473 bis, 474 Rosa Canina bound in the place of 467, the Micranthum plate, which is lacking; Rosa Canina repeated at its appropriate place); Vol. IV. 265 pages + 1 leaf errata + plates 491 - 679, two double-page, (635, 648, 649, 662 bis); Vol. V. 219 pages + plates 680 - 860, four double-page, (692, 704 bis); Vol. VI. 213 pages + plates 861-1018 (908, 910 bis); Vol. VII. 194 pages + plates 1019-1177 (1125 bis); Vol. VIII 296 pgs. + 1 errata + plates 1178-1384, four double-page, (1354 bis); Vol. IX. 239 pages + plates 1385-1545, three double-page; Vol. X. 183 pages + plates 1546-1685; Vol. XI. 216 pages + 1 errata + plates 1686-1824; Vol. XII. 332 pages + plates 1825 -1922 (1826 bis); Vol. XIII (Supplement) edited by N.E. Brown of the Royal Herbarium, Kew: viii + 1 errata + viii Additions & Corrections + 213 pages + 14 plates, 2 of which are uncolored; the plates in the Supplement are of various numbers and relate to corrections or additions to the original group of plates; total number of plates 1952; with the bookplate of Maurice Francis Yorke on the front endpaper of each volume; publisher's notation on copyright page gives the dates of the original edition of 1790-1820, through the second, third 1872-1893 and this Special Re-Issue, Roxburgh, 1902, all volumes with the 1902 date; Approximate size of volumes 10" x 7"; uniformly bound in flat-backed 1/4 red leather with red cloth-covered boards, gilt ruled, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; plates and text mostly very good, clean and fresh, with good margins, with occasional light spotting or foxing to the plates; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to binding; top of Vol. XII spine chipped; overall, in good plus condition.. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. Six Volumes. Autograph Variorum Edition. Signed Original Frontispiece. Finely bound by Whitman Bennett, NY

      New York:: George D. Sproul,, 1902. Near Fine. SIX VOLUMES. Complete Set. Autograph Variorum Edition. Frontispiece and plates (from the original illustrations) with descriptive tissue guards. Frontispiece in Volumes I, III and V on India paper mounted, SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, HARRY FURNISS. Six Near Fine volumes bound by Whitman Bennett, NY in three-quarter burgundy leather and marbled boards, gilt ruled and spine divided into six compartments with "CD" cipher in the third. Gilt lettering and design spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Mild cover edge wear, owner name ffep each volume. Sm. 4tos. xxxii, 123 pp., pp. 125-338, xix, 185 pp., pp. 187-381, xvi, 141 pp., pp. 143-395 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        ETCHED COPPERPLATE SELF-CARICATURE, WITH MANUSCRIPT NOTE, SIGNED ("MARK TWAIN")

      [New York]. 30 November 1902.. Etched copperplate (133 x 76 mm), with recessed panel (24 x 70 mm) containing ink manuscript note, signed. Mounting holes at upper corners. Copper face a bit oxidized and smudged, some discoloration to the manuscript label, bit of paper label residue affixed to verso. A good example, preserved now in an elaborate half morocco folding case with insert. One of the uncommon examples of this etched copperplate, prepared for distribution to each of the fifty guests at the party celebrating Clemens's 67th birthday, held at the Metropolitan Club in November 1902. The plate features an etched self-portrait of Clemens with an etched caption: "Done by Truly Yours Mark Twain. N.B. I cannot make a good mouth, therefore leave it out. There is enough without it anyway. Done with the best ink. M.T." The manuscript caption slip, in ink, designates this copy thus: "To Col. B.M. Harvey. 'Strike, but hear me!' Mark Twain." The recipient, Colonel George Brinton McClellan Harvey (1864 - 1928) was an electric railway tycoon, and with the proceeds of his undertaking purchased THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, serving as editor of the first, and eventually as president of Harper & Company until 1915. In such capacities, he was frequently Clemens's publisher. There is another example of this token in the Archives of American Art, designated for John W. Alexander, and bearing a different signed inscription on the inset label. It is ribbon- tied into a folded leather wallet, with the recipient's name stamped in gilt on the upper panel - that wallet is not present here though the punch holes at the top imply that this example originally was enclosed thus.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        THE WINGS OF THE DOVE

      1902. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1902. 16 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped dark blue cloth. First English Edition, published nine days after the two-volume New York one. This is the memorably tragic tale of Millie Theale, an American girl caught up in the social circles of London and Venice. One of Henry James's better-known works, it was the basis for the 1997 Oscar-nominated film starring Helena Bonham Carter.~This copy does have the 16 pages of ads found in some but not all copies. It is a bright, near-fine copy (no external wear other than a few very faint marks on the rear cover); there's a faint damp-mark at the very bottom of the last few (ad) leaves, but the endpapers are intact and the only foxing is minor, on the edges of some leaves. Supino 56.4.0; Edel & Laurence A56b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Fifth String (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Bowen-Merrill, 1902. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Sousa and dated 1908 on the third blank. Signed binding by J. Alden Piersen as issued, with gilt design and titles exceptionally bright and clean. A superb copy, and an uncommon early inscription.& & Fine and unread lacking dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Ur Strömstads historia.

      - Strömstad, L. A. Larssons Boktryckeri, 1902. 8:o. 679,(1) s. Samtida klotband, blekt rygg, något fläckad. Bakre pärm med vertikalt stukveck. Dedikation på titelblad. "Olga Biberg Minne af författaren Ant. Söderbom 1902". Exlibris Sten Lundquist. 18,5 x 12 cm.*Boken trycktes i 50 exemplar. Författaren gav bort samtliga böcker med dedikation till prominenta personer i Strömstad.[#80430]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        Poems of The Past and Present

      London: Harper & Brothers, (1902). First edition. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. 260pp. + ads. Publisher's green ribbed cloth, gilt titles and device on the upper board. Top edge gilt. There is a very tiny closed tear at the top of the spine and the beginnings of a split between pages 159 and 160. Very minor bumping to corners, but an unusually fine, bright copy. Ex-Doheny, with the oval leather 'Ex libris Estelle Doheny' bookplate on the front paste down (and has offset, as usual, to the opposite page (the front free endpaper.) Webb, Bibliography of Thomas Hardy, pp. 35-36. This title was issued in two bindings, as Webb notes: dark green ribbed cloth, T.E.G; and white buckram with gilt edges. "The difference is one of size," he writes, "the cloth being about quarter-of-an-inch taller than the buckram.

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        The Complete Writings. Including a biography of Whitman by his literary executors. Introduction by Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, & Horace L. Traubel. With additional bibliographical and critical material prepared by Oscar Lovell Triggs, Ph.D

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. 10 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces in two states, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEAF in vol. I together with a hand-engrossed certification leaf signed by Jeanette Gilder. Original publisher's receipt (for $500) laid-in. Full dark-green levant, covers with an overall floral design in gilt surrounding a central lozenge onlaid in red, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, red moire silk endsheets, t.e.g., at The Knickerbocker Press. The Author's Manuscript Edition, number 20 of 32 copies: with a original manuscript leaf in Whitman's hand comprising a portion of Leaves of Grass. A choice copy of the Authors Manuscript Edition with an autograph draft leaf from chapter 153 (Hours of the Soul) of Specimen Days, presenting the entire East subsection, beginning, What a subject for a poem! Indeed, where else a more pregnant, more splendid one? Where one more idealistic-real, more subtle, more sensuous-delicate? The manuscript incorporates three line from The Errand Bearers, a poem that was later retitled A Broadway Pageant and included in the 1871 edition of Leaves of Grass. The manuscript has a number of strike-throughs and emendations, some in purple ink, and a note that the three-line quote from The Errand Bearers should be set in smaller type. Any portion of Leaves of Grass in Whitman's hand is desirable. Myerson B4; BAL 21454A

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        YOUTH

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1902 Conrad, Joseph. YOUTH. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1902. Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories. First Edition, First Issue. 8vo., pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-375 [376: blank] + the earliest 32-page publisher's catalogue dated October 1902 inserted at rear. Original publisher's turquoise cloth stamped in black on the upper cover & spine, with gilt titles to the spine. A lovely copy in near fine condition, a touch of spotting to the fore-edge, contents clean & free of blemish, gilt titles bright. Contains the first book form appearance of Conrad's masterpiece, HEART OF DARKNESS - "But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself and, by heavens I tell you, it had gone mad." - "one of the most powerful short novels in the English language" [Farrow, 14]. "A vast body of critical commentary has mined the dense richness and consciously paradoxical quality of this seminal modernist work, with its modern version of a Dantean journey into the Inferno, its Faustian figure of Kurtz provoking ambivalently fascinated horror The influence of Heart of Darkness can be traced in writers as diverse as T.S. Eliot, Andre Gide, H. G. Wells, [Chinua] Achebe, William Golding, Graham Greene, V. S. Naipaul, and George Steiner, while Francis Coppola's film Apocalypse Now taps some of its rich imaginative possibilities by transposing it to the Vietnam War" [Stringer, 292] - "Conrad's masterpiece. a novella that has inspired more critical commentary than any modern horror tale, with the possible exception of James's 'The Turn of the Screw.'" - Sullivan (ed.), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 91-2. Wise 10. Cagle A7. An excellent example. The most famous adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 movie Apocalypse Now, which transposes the context of the narrative from the Congo into Vietnam and Cambodia during the Vietnam War.[8] The production documentary of the film was titled, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. "He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision - he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath -"The horror! The horror!" - [Kurtz's dying words], Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. Custom dark blue embossed slipcase in fine condition.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Youth (includes Heart of Darkness)

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Youth

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

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

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

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        The masque of the Edwards of England : a coronation pageant / by C.R. Ashbee & Edith Harwood

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

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        THE WORKS

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

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        Don Quixote de La Mancha

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

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        The Novels:

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

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        A Short History of the English People

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

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

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

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        The River War

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

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

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

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        The Adventures of Uncle Lubin, Told and Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

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

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        THE CELTIC TWILIGHT

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

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        The Watcher by The Threshold

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

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        THE FLOWER AND THE LEAF

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

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        The Compleat Angler

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

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        HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Volume IV

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

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

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

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        THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT

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

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

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

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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories. (includes Heart of Darkness)

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

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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles - Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902. [8], 360pp. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, author label to fourth, all framed with gilt double fillet, covers bordered with gilt single fillet, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g. Externally very good indeed, internally some slight colour bleed to half-title, occasional light foxing, but generally clean. The plate at page 76 is slightly grubby to foot and slightly worn to fore-edge. Now housed in a cloth drop back box made by Temple Bookbinders, which replicates the design by Alfred Garth Jones found on the original cloth binding. The first edition with the misprint on page 13 line 3 'you' for 'your', Green and Gibson A26a. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. 8vo.

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

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

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        The Compleat Angler (Complete in Two Volumes)

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

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