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

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

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        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.

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

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

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        Souvenir. Acis and Galatea Masque of Love

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

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        GOLLIWOGG'S AIR-SHIP

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Poems of The Past and Present

      London: Harper & Brothers, (1902). First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Yes. First edition. 260pp. + ads. Publisher'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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        [Loffler, Berthold] Marienbad, Franzensbad, Teplitz

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

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        Complete Writings [Paumanok Edition], The

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

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

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

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        Essays of Michael Lord of Montaigne

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

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

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

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        Choix De Sonnets

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

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        Unto This Last

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

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

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

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        ORIGINAL CORRECTED AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'CONRAD IN SEARCH OF HIS YOUTH AN EXTRAVAGANCE OF TEMPERAMENT.'

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

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        The Cruise of the Dazzler

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

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        Paris-Staff: Exposition de 1900

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Hawthorne's Works)

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

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        MA RÉPUBLIQUE

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

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        Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn

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

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        HESPERIDES OR WORKS BOTH HVMAN AND DIVINE BY ROBERT HERRICK TOGETHER WITH HIS NOBLE NVMBERS OR HIS PIOVS PIECES

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

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        Songs of Childhood

      London: Longman, Green, and Co., 1902. Octavo. First edition. With a frontispiece illustration of dancing fairies by Richard Doyle, titled “Under the Dock Leaves.” This is Walter de la Mare’s first book, a collection of poems written under the pen name Walter Ramal. Imagination and fantasy abound in these lighthearted verses. Inscribed to Theodore Spicer-Simson, a British sculptor who completed a portrait medallion of de la Mare in 1922. With a tipped-in TLS to a Mr. Hawe [sic], who is presumably W. T. H. Howe, the publisher, collector, and patron of the literary arts. Bound in parchment-backed blue cloth, gilt-stamped with the publisher’s insignia. Spine slightly rubbed and darkened, faint offsetting from dried flower between pp.92-93, letter has a slight split on the fold, else about fine. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell box, gilt-titled on spine. T.e.g. Howe’s bookplate.

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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. .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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