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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 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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Songs Of Childhood (In Custom Clamshell Book Box)

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        ADVENTURES OF UNCLE LUBIN

      1902. 2. ROBINSON,W.HEATH. THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE LUBIN. NY Brentanos 1902. 8vo, pictorial cloth stamped in blue, green and white, expertly recased else clean and VG+. 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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        The Adventures of Uncle Lubin

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

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

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

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        JUST SO STORIES. For little children

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        JUST SO STORIES

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

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        Just So Stories For Little Children

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

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        JUST SO STORIES. For little children

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Just So Stories

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        H.M.S. "Ariadne". Original Engineer&#39;s Journal

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

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        The Natural History of British Surface-Feeding Ducks

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

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        JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. Inscribed

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

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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

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

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

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

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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

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

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        Fragilia Labilia

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

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

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

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        Songs of Nature

      McClure Phillips & Co. New York: McClure Phillips & Co.. 1902. Third impression. Spine and surrounding parts of the boards sunned, else about fine. Bookplate of physician and Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Henry Barton Jacobs. Inscribed and Signed with a four-line poem by Burroughs. .

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        Hound of the Baskervilles, The

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

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        The Works

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

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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

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

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles - Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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        JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. Inscribed

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

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        Poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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

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        POEMS [with] BALLADS AND SONNETS

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

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        Le Jardin des Supplices. Lithographs by Auguste RODIN

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

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        [Des femmes écrivains] Claudine en ménage

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

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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

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        THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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