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        Journal of the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1896-7. Equipped at the Request and Expense of Albert F. Calvert ... for the Purpose of exploring the remaining Blanks of Australia

      Perth, Government Printer, 1902. Foolscap folio, 62 pages with 4 illustrations plus a very large folding map (625 x 865 mm). Stapled as issued, without wrappers; trifling rust marks near the staples; a fine copy. Western Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 46 of 1902; only 1200 copies were printed. The 'expedition was fitted out to explore the remaining unknown regions of Australia on similar lines to the Elder expedition'. Lawrence Allen Wells, third in command on the ill-fated Elder expedition of 1891-92, was leader. The party set out from Mullewa, east of Geraldton, on 13 June 1896; lack of water and the gruelling conditions brought the official expedition to an end on 6 November at Noonkanbah Station on the Fitzroy River, with two men unaccounted for. It was not until late May of the following year that Wells located the bodies of the missing men (his cousin Charles Wells and George Lindsay Jones, nephew of the explorer David Lindsay). The detailed accounts of the three search expeditions undertaken by Wells (accompanied by Nat Buchanan, George Keartland and Sub-Inspector Ord respectively) are included. Not least, strong on contemporary race relations.

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        First Edition 1902, Heinemann London. 8vo.Complete copy with half title and 32pp ads. An excellent completely unrestored copy, light spotting to title, very lightly on occasion elsewhere, faint and barely perceptible damp stain to upper joint and top of lower joint {see photos}, else really clean and fresh, solid bindings, clean and square covers. Inscribed and Signed by Stoker "Alfred Harmsworth from Bram Stoker 17.7.02.". Provenance : An important presentation copy to 1st Viscount Northcliffe (Alfred Harmsworth), newspaper magnate and owner of Amalgamated Press, huge influence over British public opinion at the time of this dedication, with his bookplate on pastedown. Super collector's copy.

      

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        Just So Stories For Little Children. With illustrations by the author.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902 - Large octavo. Original red pictorial cloth, titles to front board and spine in black and white. Contemporary gift inscription to title page, with ink stain affecting verso of half-title. Cloth a little faded, spine slightly rolled, a little foxing to endpapers with minor dampstain at rear hinge. A very good copy. With 22 plates by the author. First edition, first impression, in the second issue binding, of Kipling's famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." The white blocking to the spine and boards famously failed to adhere on the first issue binding, with the result that most copies now lack significant portions of it; the paint formula was changed for the second issue. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Album of watercolours and photographs

      Beautiful Watercolours of Madagascar 68 original photographs, various sizes, from 58 by 70mm to 180 by 240mm, nearly all captioned in ink & 19 watercolours, various sizes, from 200 by 120mm to 170 by 250mm, signed with initials or full name. Oblong 4to. Original green cloth, rebacked. Madagascar, 1895 -

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        Personal photograph album with accompanying manuscript notebook. [Together with:] Manuscript notebook containing documentation for the album (both volumes numbered "2").

      South Africa: August-October, 1902 - Square octavo album (205 x 167 mm): original grey-green cloth over bevelled boards; notebook: dark red paper wrappers. Album covers a little marked, a few tears to wrappers of notebook, otherwise in very good condition. 96 photographs (mostly 105 x 60 mm) window-mounted two to a page, drab green heavy stock card, linen tabs on thick card stubs; each photograph numbered in the album with a corresponding description in the diary. Fascinating, well-documented and vivid album of original photographs taken by a cavalry officer attached to a mounted infantry unit in South Africa after the conclusion of the Second Boer War (31 May 1902). Lieutenant Moncrieff was serving with number 4 troop, "C" squadron of the 12th Mounted Infantry, known as The Highland Company, and attached to the Seaforths. The notebook is informal and full of colourful detail of life in the field. Photograph number 1 shows Moncrieff posing casually outside a bell tent, riding crop under his arm, next to an image of his horse, a "typical Russian remount you have to dig your spurs in pretty hard to make them break into a trot"; his unit on parade ("at 12-45 the orderly trumpeter sounds the 'Feed', (which all the horses get to know 2 or 3 days after they arrive) whereupon they all together start neighing & squealing and 500 horses neighing at once make a considerable noise"; Boer prisoners of war at Beaufort West ("dirty & unkempt looking scoundrels"); another shows a Lieutenant Pawson and Moncrieff holding their cameras "as we were taking a mutual snapshot"); sports at Klerksdorp "a few days after peace was declared"; teams loaded up for the trek to Elandsfontein; arrival of the water cart in camp ("we often camped 2 miles from water, & when the water cart arrives, everyone stampedes to fill the cooking pots, black-drivers & privates, all mixed up"); regimental monkey and dog ("indispensable friends"); another officer (Captain Long) packing away his camera; bivouacs; the camp at Beaufort West ("it gives you an idea of the stones & dried up veldt you find there nice interesting country it looks, typical S. Africa"); picnicking near "Dielfontein Hospital" (actually Deelfontein), including an informal shot of "Col. Sloggett", later Sir Arthur Thomas Sloggett (1857-1929), surgeon-general to the RAMC; train loads of Boer prisoners ("returning up country for repatriation"); riding parties and other equestrian scenes; shots of pet dogs, monkeys and baboons, also "meir-cat & fox terrier"); fellow officers; the long trek across the Karoo; scenes six miles south of Worcester, Cape Colony; Hex River pass; "The Regt. Crossing the Buider River [Breede River] just before going through the Bain's Kloof Pass, it is this Drift that the 16th Lancers couldn't cross owing to the swollen state of the River"; Tweefontein; transporting wagons across river ("the men thoroughly appreciate it, you hear periodically roars of laughter from the bank"); trout hatcheries at Stellenbosch; four images of "Disembarking troops St Helena" - where Boer prisoners were held - showing men in slouch hats waiting in boats alongside a troop transport (the slouch hat came into widespread use during the Second Boer War); the album closes with "physical exercises aboard H. M. Transport Staffordshire". It is possible to trace Moncrieff's journey from Elandsfontein, just south of Johannesburg, south west, via Deelfontein and Beaufort West, to Worcester, near Cape Town – a trek of some 870 miles. Alaric Rimington (or Rimmington) Moncrieff was born in Kensington in March 1880, third son of Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906), army officer and engineer, who had served with the artillery during the siege of Sevastopol. After attending the Royal Military College, Moncrieff was gazetted to the Seaforth Highlanders and sent out to South Africa. According to Hart's Army List for 1906, he "served in the South African war 1899-1902, and took part in the advance on Kimberley, the operations in the Orange Free State from

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        32 Vintage silver prints (8x5 x 12,3) on 9 white card-boards. S.l.: s. a. [1902-1906].

      32 Vintage silver prints (8x5 x 12,3) on 9 white card-boards. S.l.: s. a. [1902-1906]. Royal 8°. Original half cloth, wooden boards with multicolour, hand-made cover illustration (rickshaw puller in front of a Chinese landscape). Important and unique album about the "Boxer Rebellion" (1898-1901) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05), covering photos obviously made by an Hungarian army or business representative showing portraits of personalities as well as ordinary Chinese and Japanese, soldiers, everyday scenes, furthermore buildings and bridges in Tianjin (or Tientsin, foreign trade zone with many communities of expatriates), Beijing and Port Arthur. Annotated in Hungarian with ink by an unidentified hand on cardboards and on many of the photos, texts as following (in order of no.): 1. "Guangxu Emperor"; 2. "Yuan Shikai, the governor of Tianjin"; 3. and 4. Leaders of the Boxer Rebellion, one of them might be Shanxi's governor, Yu Shien (Yuxian, the "butcher of Shanxi"); 5. "Beijing, Chinese city wall, outer gate. 18 meters high." 6. "Beijing, second city-wall, fortified with guards"; 7. "European quarter of Tianjin. Austro-Hungarian (...)"; 8. "Victoria Road, English (...), Tianjin"; 9. "French physician, killed in the Boxer Rebellion"; 10. "Water-tower in Tientsin"; 11."Beggar soldiers before embarking"; 12. "Castle of the Mandarin in Tianjin"; 13. "A French soldier's room"; 14. "Street restaurant in Tianjin"; 15. "Port Arthur after the Japanese occupation"; 16. "Summer spa of the Chinese Emperor in Beijing"; 17. French soldiers (...); 18. "Siege of Port Arthur, 1905. Japanese women and men are fighting against the Russians."; 19. "Guangxu's "spa", 46 kilometres from Beijing. It is interesting that the water comes from two springs, one is hot and the other is cold drinking water, moreover it is [healthy] mineral water." 20. "Beijing, the main entrance of the railway station before the outer city-wall"; 21. "Harbour of Tianjin"; 22. "Cemetery in Tianjin"; 23. "Litter. The Mandarin's daughter is carried around by the servants."; 24. "Buddhist shrine in Tianjin [Dabeiyuan Monastery]"; 25. "The gate of the French fortress"; 26. "?'s family in Tianjin"; 27. "Mrs. ?, Japan, Nagasaki"; 28. "Ms.?, China, Tianjin"; 29. "French bridge in Tianjin"; 30. "Austro-Hungarian bridge in Tianjin"; 31. "? bridge in Tainjin"; 32. "Japanese bridge in Tainjin". Front board with faults, spine and cardboards of former leporello loose, cardboards and photos partly finger-stained, last annotation with faults and therefore not readable, otherwise complete and overall acceptable, hence unique set of photographs.

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        The Art of Walter Crane together with six letters by Walter Crane

      FIRST EDITION. Folio, 25x35cms, xvi, 148pp, 8 photogravure plates, 24 colour plates & 26 monochrome plates, numerous text illustrations. The book contains six hand written, signed letters by Walter Crane, four written to Messrs. George Bell & Sons during November 1901 regarding the publication of the book. Crane designed the cover of the book and inside it contains sections covering his paintings, wall-paper designs, book illustrations and decorative work/studies. It bears the bookplate of George Charles Williamson, art historian, antiquarian, and author of numerous books on European art and artists. There are a few items of Crane ephemera tipped in. Spine toned, spotting internally, mainly to prelims.

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        Epistle of Peter Peregrinus of Maricourt to Sygerus of Foncaucourt, Soldier, concerning the Magnet. Translated by Silvanus P. Thompson. (Presentation copy, inscribed by Thompson to William Fletcher Barrett, F.R.S., 1844-1925, with an A.L.S.)

      London: Chiswick Press, 1902. - First modern Edition in English of Epistolae de Magnete (1st Latin ed., 1269), hand-rubricated copy no. 77 of 250. Presentation copy, inscribed by Thompson to William Fletcher Barrett (1844-1925), offered with a one-page A.L.S. from Thompson to Barrett concerning another edition of Peregrinus' work. The translation is based on the printed Latin editions of 1448, 1868 and 1898, and on a manuscript version in Thompson's possession. 16 leaves; large hand-illuminated initial 'A'; hand-rubricated throughout in red and blue (colophon states 'Rubricated by T.T.', identified as T. Thomas in the accompanying bookseller's notation); 3 woodcuts printed in red ink. Original linen-backed printed boards. Wear to linen spine, leaving the sewing visible (it has the appearance of having been issued this way, almost like a sewn pamphlet, but I believe the stitching would have originally been covered by the linen). Else Very Good. 'The Epistola ranks as one of the most impressive scientific treatises of the Middle Ages. . Not only did Peregrinus bring together virtually all the relevant, contemporary knowledge on magnetism, but he obviously added to it and, of the greatest importance, organized the whole into a science of magnetism. He formulated rules for the determination of magnetic polarity, which then enabled him to enunciate rules for attraction and repulsion, all of which would today form the basis of an introductory lesson on magnetism' (D.S.B.). 'The thirteen chapters into which the letter is divided form the most original, extensive and important treatise on the magnet prior to Gilbert's De Magnete' (Wheeler Gift Catalogue 46c). Mottelay, Bibliographical History of Electricity and Magnetism, pp. 45–54. Inscribed: 'to my good friend:-/W. F. Barrett, F.R.S./with king regards-/Silv. P. Thompson Nov. 1906.' Barrett knew Faraday; in the Preface to his Michael Faraday (1872), J. H. Gladstone includes Barrett's fond recollections of Faraday. 'Barrett's dedication to pedagogical and charitable causes certainly help explain why, compared with such contemporaries as Lodge and S. P. Thompson, he published little original research . W. F. Barrett, 'On the luminosity of the magnetic field and of certain human beings', in L'état actuel des recherches psychique d'après les trauvaux des IIme Congrès International tenu à Varsovie en 1923 (Paris, 1924), 169–73, and Barrett to S. P. Thompson, 13 April [1910?], S. P. Thompson Papers, Imperial College Library, London, no. 24. This letter showed Barrett's interest in his friend S. P. Thompson's evidence for the effect that Lindsay and Varley failed to detect: Thompson, 'A physiological effect of an alternating magnetic field', Philosophical transactions, ser. B, lxxxii (1909–10), 396–8' (Richard Noakes, THE 'BRIDGE WHICH IS BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND PSYCHICAL RESEARCH': WILLIAM FLETCHER BARRETT, SENSITIVE FLAMES, AND SPIRITUALISM', Hist. Sci., xlii, 2004). '[Barrett]discovered Stalloy, a silicon-iron alloy used in electrical engineering. He also did research work on the divining rod, and helped found the Society for Psychical Research. Barrett was Professor of Physics at Dublin University' (Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      McClure, Phillips & Co, New York 1902 - Small Octavo. First American Edition, Second State, without the word "illustrated" on title page and with "published. March 1902, R" on copyright page. A very good+ copy bound in red cloth with white lettering spine and front cover. Lettering faded on spine, minimal stains covers. Small stains pp 12-13. A nice little copy of a popular title. 248 pp. + Ads. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photo album of Americans in Guatemala and Antigua, cover title): Quezaltenango & Zunil (1892-1902)

      Quezaltenango & Zunil, Guatemala 1902 - Small oblong octavo. Cloth over flexible card. Contains approximately 75 images as follows: 35 sepia-toned images (mostly gelatin, but a couple or three are albumen), 38 cyanotypes, 1 albumen cabinet card portrait, 1 real photo post card, and 1 commercial post card. Various sizes. A few images obviously lacking or removed; modest rubbing on the boards, a little damage to a few images, mostly very good or better. Most of the photographs have been captioned in ink on the images, a number have been captioned in red pencil on the black pages on which the images are mounted. Various and sporadic dates between 1892 and 1902. Documents a well-to-do colony of inhabitants of Guatemala, including several expatriate families. Hand-inked label on front board, loosely cataloging the contents, reads: "Quezaltenango & Zunl. Casa Raphael Diaz - Our Family - Woods Family - Winterton's (Duke) - Payzants - Bornholts School - Piggots - 'Louie' Donahue - Potters - Lexie Meru - Everalls - Raphael Diaz - Callie Thompson - Lovette." Interesting images of families in Guatemala, mosly in the adjoining city and town of Quezaltenango and Zunil, including many of the towns and surrounding countryside, as well as domestic scenes. Near the end of the album are several cyanotypes with detailed captions of damage caused by the catastrophic Quetzaltenango earthquake and volcanic eruption in 1902. Also includes a few images of Antigua.

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        Annales du Musée Guimet, Bibliothèque d'etudes, 14. RITUEL DU CULTE DIVIN JOURNALIER EN ÉGYPTE, d'après les papyrus de Berlin et les textes du temple de Séti Ier, à Abydos.

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1902. - In-8, bradel, reliure de l'époque demi-toile verte, dos lisse pièce de titre brune fleuron doré, plats flammés, couverture conservée brunie, III-288pp, fig. in-texte, 3 planches h.-t. (une dépliante, 2 sur double page), première édition, Appendices: I. Tableau supplémentaire des rituels d'Abydos ) II. Le chapitre d'allumer le feu. Index des mots contenus au parus de Berlin N° 3055. Index analytique sommaire, table des matières. Ex-libris armorié de Paul Lagrave. Dos log. passé, mais ex. en excellent état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Photo album of Americans in Guatemala and Antigua, cover title): Quezaltenango & Zunil (1892-1902)

      Quezaltenango & Zunil, Guatemala, 1902. Very Good. Small oblong octavo. Cloth over flexible card. Contains approximately 75 images as follows: 35 sepia-toned images (mostly gelatin, but a couple or three are albumen), 38 cyanotypes, 1 albumen cabinet card portrait, 1 real photo post card, and 1 commercial post card. Various sizes. A few images obviously lacking or removed; modest rubbing on the boards, a little damage to a few images, mostly very good or better. Most of the photographs have been captioned in ink on the images, a number have been captioned in red pencil on the black pages on which the images are mounted. Various and sporadic dates between 1892 and 1902. Documents a well-to-do colony of inhabitants of Guatemala, including several expatriate families. Hand-inked label on front board, loosely cataloging the contents, reads: "Quezaltenango & Zunl. Casa Raphael Diaz - Our Family - Woods Family - Winterton's (Duke) - Payzants - Bornholts School - Piggots - 'Louie' Donahue - Potters - Lexie Meru - Everalls - Raphael Diaz - Callie Thompson - Lovette." Interesting images of families in Guatemala, mosly in the adjoining city and town of Quezaltenango and Zunil, including many of the towns and surrounding countryside, as well as domestic scenes. Near the end of the album are several cyanotypes with detailed captions of damage caused by the catastrophic Quetzaltenango earthquake and volcanic eruption in 1902. Also includes a few images of Antigua.

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        THE NOVELS OF WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH (Complete in 20 Volumes, Windsor Edition)

      Gibbings & Co. Limited, London 1902 - Finely bound set in contemporary, matching red morocco in an 'Arts and Crafts' style with gilt lettering and floral gilt decoration to the spine. Red marbled and gold paper-covered boards matching end papers; top edge gilt. Limited edition of 2,000 copies; letterpress and pictorial title pages; b/w plates with captioned tissue guards. Bindings very good with slight wear only, contents clean and tight; attractive engraved bookplates of Frederick Freke Palmer to the front paste-downs, otherwise more or less unmarked, no inscriptions, a few page edges slightly scruffy where untidily opened. A very attractive set in very good condition. The set includes: The Flitch of Bacon in 1 volume; Tower of London in 2 volumes; Saint James in 1 volume; Old St. Paul's in 2 volumes; Guy Fawkes in 2 volumes; Windsor Castle in 2 volumes; The Star Chamber in 1 volume; The Spendthrift in 1 volume; Crichton in 2 volumes; Rookwood in 2 volumes; The Miser's Daughter in 2 volumes and Jack Sheppard in 2 volumes. [Note on provenance: Frederick Freeke Palmer was a well-known London lawyer.] Size: 12mo (11.5 x 17.5cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Atelier des Photographen (IX., X., XI., XII. und XIII. Jahrgang in 3 Bänden), Zeitschrift für Photographie und Reproductionstechnik 2 Bände mit je 2 Jahrgänge und ein Einzeljahrgang.

      208/196 Seiten (zzgl. ca 200 Seiten Anhang), 192/194 Seiten (zzgl. ca 200 Seiten Anhang), 155 Seiten (zzgl. ca 100 Seiten Anhang),. 22x29, hellbraunes illustriertes und blindgeprägte O Ln mit marmoriertem Schnitt. bei Doppeljahrgang 1902/03 sind miteingebunden:"Das Protokoll der allgemeinen Mitglieder-Versammlung vom 16. und 17. September 1902 in Düsseldorf 15 Seiten (Rechtsschutz-Verband Deutscher Photographen) und 24 (zu jedem Jahrgang je 12 Monatshefte a 8 Seiten):"Photographische Chronik - Beiblatt zum Atelier des Photographen und zur Zeitschrift für Reproduktionstechnik", Jahrgang IX mit illustrierter OU des ersten Heftes (ohne Titel und Register): mit zahlreichen Kunstbeilagen und Autotypien im Text, Jahrgang X: mit 66 Kunstbeilagen und 138 Autotypien im Text bei Doppeljahrgang 1904/05 sind miteingebunden: 24 (zu jedem Jahrgang je 12 Monatshefte a 8 Seiten):"Photographische Chronik und Allgemeine Photographen-Zeitung - Beiblatt zum Atelier des Photographen", mit zweifarbigem Titel, Jahrgang XI: mit 88 Kunstbeilagen und 176 Autotypien im Text, Jahrgang XII: mit 93 Kunstbeilagen und 196 Autotypien im Text, die 8 Seiten Titel und Register des 2. Jahrganges wurden nicht eingebunden liegen aber lose bei bei Jahrgang 1906 sind miteingebunden:12 Monatshefte a 8 Seiten):"Photographische Chronik und Allgemeine Photographen-Zeitung - Beiblatt zum Atelier des Photographen",mit 208 Kunstbeilagen die BÄNDE ENTHALTEN INSGESAMT 27 HOCHWERTIGE PHOTOTAFEL, 22 DAVON ALS HELIOGRAVUR, 5 ALS MEHRFARBENDRUCK AUSGEFÜHRT DIESE PHOTOGRAPHIEN STAMMEN VON: A. Albert, New York, Dr. E. Albert, München, Craig Annan, Glasgow, H. Brandseph, Stuttgart, W. Crooke, London, G. J. von Dühren, Berlin, R. Dührkoop, Hamburg, Hugo Erfurth, Dresden (2x), A. Gottheil, Danzig (2x), Wilhelm Knapp, Halle, Friedrich Müller, München, Müller, München (2x), Perscheid, Leipzig, Erwin Raupp, Dresden (2x), O. Suck, Karlsruhe (3x), Wilhelm Weimer, Darmstadt, Dr. A. Miethe ("Dreifarbendruck") (5x) außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar im ORIGINALEINBAND

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        THE TWENTIETH CENTURY NEW TESTAMENT A Translation into Modern English, made from the Orignal Greek (Westcott & Hort's Text)

      London: Horace Marshall & Son. America: The Fleming H. Revell Comany, 1902.. NEW TESTAMENT IN FINE BINDING by RIVIERE & SON 1902. 8vo, approximately 175 x 120 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, pages: xiv, [1] - 513, bound in full crushed morocco, gilt title to spine, gilt decoration to spine and covers, gilt decorated dentelles, gilt binder's name at foot of first pastedown, dark green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Very slight rubbing to binding, neat presentation inscription in old ink on first blank endpaper, otherwise very good plus copy, text clean. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE TWENTIETH CENTURY NEW TESTAMENT. A Translation into Modern English, made from the Orignal Greek (Westcott & Hort's Text).

      London: Horace Marshall & Son. America: The Fleming H. Revell Comany 1902 - NEW TESTAMENT IN FINE BINDING by RIVIERE & SON 1902. 8vo, approximately 175 x 120 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, pages: xiv, [1] - 513, bound in full crushed morocco, gilt title to spine, gilt decoration to spine and covers, gilt decorated dentelles, gilt binder's name at foot of first pastedown, dark green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Very slight rubbing to binding, neat presentation inscription in old ink on first blank endpaper, otherwise very good plus copy, text clean. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co,, 1902. Being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902. Octavo. Original green cloth, paper label to spine printed in black and ruled in red, black endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the publisher's catalogue to the rear. Very minor rubbing to extremities, spine rolled and ends lightly bumped, rear board a little scuffed, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of one of James's masterworks. He focuses on four central topics: the "experiential approach and the generic meaning of religion; the sick soul, the divided self, and the process of regeneration; saintliness, or the concrete fruits of religion and their value; and the bearing of mysticism on the truth of religion" (Smith p. xxiii). It was published on the day of his final lecture (9 June 1902) and, though there is some uncertainty over the publication date of the American edition of the same year, it is widely agreed to be later than this UK edition. "Few books written in this century on the subject of religion have had an initial impact and a continuing influence equal to that of William James's Varieties of Religious Experience" (Smith, p. xi).

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        Personal photograph album with accompanying manuscript notebook.

      South Africa: August-October, , 1902. [Together with:] Manuscript notebook containing documentation for the album (both volumes numbered "2"). Square octavo album (205 x 167 mm): original grey-green cloth over bevelled boards; notebook: dark red paper wrappers. 96 photographs (mostly 105 x 60 mm) window-mounted two to a page, drab green heavy stock card, linen tabs on thick card stubs; each photograph numbered in the album with a corresponding description in the diary. Album covers a little marked, a few tears to wrappers of notebook, otherwise in very good condition. Fascinating, well-documented and vivid album of original photographs taken by a cavalry officer attached to a mounted infantry unit in South Africa after the conclusion of the Second Boer War (31 May 1902). Lieutenant Moncrieff was serving with number 4 troop, "C" squadron of the 12th Mounted Infantry, known as The Highland Company, and attached to the Seaforths. The notebook is informal and full of colourful detail of life in the field. Photograph number 1 shows Moncrieff posing casually outside a bell tent, riding crop under his arm, next to an image of his horse, a "typical Russian remount… you have to dig your spurs in pretty hard to make them break into a trot"; his unit on parade ("at 12-45 the orderly trumpeter sounds the 'Feed', (which all the horses get to know 2 or 3 days after they arrive) whereupon they all together start neighing & squealing and 500 horses neighing at once make a considerable noise"; Boer prisoners of war at Beaufort West ("dirty & unkempt looking scoundrels"); another shows a Lieutenant Pawson and Moncrieff holding their cameras "as we were taking a mutual snapshot"); sports at Klerksdorp "a few days after peace was declared"; teams loaded up for the trek to Elandsfontein; arrival of the water cart in camp ("we often camped 2 miles from water, & when the water cart arrives, everyone stampedes to fill the cooking pots, black-drivers & privates, all mixed up"); regimental monkey and dog ("indispensable friends"); another officer (Captain Long) packing away his camera; bivouacs; the camp at Beaufort West ("it gives you an idea of the stones & dried up veldt you find there… nice interesting country it looks, typical S. Africa"); picnicking near "Dielfontein Hospital" (actually Deelfontein), including an informal shot of "Col. Sloggett", later Sir Arthur Thomas Sloggett (1857-1929), surgeon-general to the RAMC; train loads of Boer prisoners ("returning up country for repatriation"); riding parties and other equestrian scenes; shots of pet dogs, monkeys and baboons, also "meir-cat & fox terrier"); fellow officers; the long trek across the Karoo; scenes six miles south of Worcester, Cape Colony; Hex River pass; "The Regt. Crossing the Buider River [Breede River] just before going through the Bain's Kloof Pass, it is this Drift that the 16th Lancers couldn't cross owing to the swollen state of the River"; Tweefontein; transporting wagons across river ("the men thoroughly appreciate it, you hear periodically roars of laughter from the bank"); trout hatcheries at Stellenbosch; four images of "Disembarking troops St Helena" - where Boer prisoners were held - showing men in slouch hats waiting in boats alongside a troop transport (the slouch hat came into widespread use during the Second Boer War); the album closes with "physical exercises aboard H. M. Transport Staffordshire". It is possible to trace Moncrieff's journey from Elandsfontein, just south of Johannesburg, south west, via Deelfontein and Beaufort West, to Worcester, near Cape Town – a trek of some 870 miles. Alaric Rimington (or Rimmington) Moncrieff was born in Kensington in March 1880, third son of Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906), army officer and engineer, who had served with the artillery during the siege of Sevastopol. After attending the Royal Military College, Moncrieff was gazetted to the Seaforth Highlanders and sent out to South Africa. According to Hart's Army List for 1906, he "served in the South African war 1899-1902, and took part in the advance on Kimberley, the operations in the Orange Free State from Feb. to May 1900, including the engagements at Paardeberg, 18th Feb. – severely wounded; and the operations in Orange River Colony from May to 29th Nov. 1900 (Medal with three Clasps, King's Medal with two Clasps)". In May 1902 he transferred to the Scots Greys as a lieutenant. In June 1910, however, as a newly promoted captain, he transferred to the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, in which capacity he was still serving at the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914. He embarked for France the following month, as second in command of "C" Squadron under Captain Bridgewater, and was soon attached to his old regiment, the Scots Greys, with whom he was slightly wounded on the last day of October 1914 at Wytschaete during the First Battle of Ypres, where "'C' Squadron continued in action, pouring volley after volley into the advancing German infantry, until the troop leaders were forcibly restrained and ordered to retire" (Stephen Wood, Those Terrible Grey Horses: An Illustrated History of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 2015, p. 162). Thereafter, Moncrieff served with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons until the end of the war, gaining the temporary rank of Major in June 1918. As CO of "C" Squadron he won the MC near Èpehy on 1 December 1917, the citation reading: "for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading his squadron to the attack. Though his flank was exposed, and he was counter-attacked by large numbers of the enemy, he held his position throughout the day with the greatest courage and determination". Moncrieff's own account of this action in the regimental war diary notes that his squadron "advanced at a gallop… a distance of about 3 kilometres – the last half of which was over a fire-swept zone". He is listed among the subscribers to Edward Almack's The History of the Second Dragoons: "Royal Scots Greys" (London 1908). In 2009 his medals were auctioned in London. Moncrieff was obviously a keen photographer and his notebook includes references to cameras and time exposure and reflects his occasional frustration with an inadequate image. These photographs were clearly sent home with accompanying letters - obviously a fraught business, in one place he notes "3 photos belong to the spool which was lost in the Post Office" - and he has drawn on these when compiling the notebook. This is a wonderfully candid and revealing assemblage of active service photographs compiled by a distinguished cavalryman serving with a mounted infantry unit during a conflict that saw the British Army adapting to the fluid tactics of the Boers.

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        The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature. Being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1902 - Octavo. Original green cloth, paper label to spine printed in black and ruled in red, black endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the publisher's catalogue to the rear. Very minor rubbing to extremities, spine rolled and ends lightly bumped, rear board a little scuffed, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of one of James's masterworks. He focuses on four central topics: the "experiential approach and the generic meaning of religion; the sick soul, the divided self, and the process of regeneration; saintliness, or the concrete fruits of religion and their value; and the bearing of mysticism on the truth of religion" (Smith p. xxiii). It was published on the day of his final lecture (9 June 1902) and, though there is some uncertainty over the publication date of the American edition of the same year, it is widely agreed to be later than this UK edition. "Few books written in this century on the subject of religion have had an initial impact and a continuing influence equal to that of William James's Varieties of Religious Experience" (Smith, p. xi). McDermott 1902–1. See John E. Smith (ed.), The Works of William James, vol. 5 (Harvard University Press, 1985). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte autographe signée « Ce que je suis rasé par les reporters à propos du centenaire d'Hugo ! »

      "Paris, February 4, 1902I regretted, my dear friend, not to see you! The poet did not walk, as you have seen, I had gone for a walk on the quays.That's for lunch at Crespel Saturday, at noon ½. Would you write to him if you do not see him before.What I am shaved by reporters about Hugo's centenary! It is to be believed that all the newspapers and magazines will make a number apart!What we are going to defecate imbecilities [sic] on his remains! A reporter confessed to me that he had been visiting about Hugo, the members of the Academy of Medicine (??? !!) and also the painters. It appears that it will be monumental on this side.So Saturday, dear friend and good to youHuysmansSeen Madame Leclaire more and more exasperated by the idea of ​​staying in Ligugé! "4 février 1902 11,5x9cm Une carte recto-verso

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        The Treasure of the Garden Coloured by the Author

      First edition. 4to., original blue wrappers, lettered in black, with hand-coloured drawing of pirate on upper cover. London, Elkin Mathews. 

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        The Treasure of the Garden - A Play.

      Elkin Mathews, London., [1902]. First edition. Quarto. pp [16] + 7 plates, [2] adverts. Original blue pictorial wrappers. A play for the miniature stage.The seven woodcut plates and the cover illustration are all hand-coloured by the author. On the front cover is printed the statement, ''coloured by the author'', but in fact by far the greater number of copies were issued with no colouring.Spine split which means the covers have separated. Very good. All plates clean and bright.

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        The French in Tonkin and South China / by Alfred Cunningham

      Hongkong London, S. Low : Printed at the office of the "Hongkong daily press" ; Marston, 1902, Softcover, First Edition. Good copy in original stiff card wrappers with some wear and tear as with age. Remain preserved overall; bright and clean. Physical description; 198 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subjects; French - China. French - Vietnam - Tongking - History. French - China - History. Vietnam, Northern - Description and travel. China - Description and travel. Genre; Illustrated. 198 pages. Text is in English ; Chinese. Inventory No: 241108.

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        Nell's Topographical Map Of The State Of Colorado 1902

      Denver: Kendrick Book & Stationary, 1902. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Printing Very Large Multifold Map In Case, Brown Cloth, Gilt. Index At Front, With Counties, Post Offices And Mountains. Immense Folding Map, Still Attached As Issued. "This Map Of Colorado Has Been Compiled From All Available Surveys In Existence, It Is Consequently The Most Complete And Accurate One Ever Published... This Is The Only Map Published Showing The Wagon Roads, Mountain Trails And Passes As Well As The Railroads...The Map Exhibits Over 2000 Altitudes... And The Approximate Height Of Any Location Can Be Found By Interpolation Between The Nearest Enclosing Contour Lines Representing Vertical Intervals Of 1,000 Feet." Near Fine, Traces Of Rubbing At Corners, Gilt Brilliant But A Little Reddened. Display Quality.

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        Bände 1-13 (von 24) - Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition: Auf dem Dampfer Valdivia 1898-1899 (Bibliotheksbindung von Originalverà ffentlichungen)

      Gustav Fischer - Hardcover; German language; No jacket; First Edition; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; Ex-library; good condition; ALL TEXT IS IN GERMAN; publication dates range from 1902 (volume 1) to 1919 (volume 13); Liverpool University Library binding in black cloth (except volume 3 which has patterned boards and corners covered with leather which is worn); as it is a library binding of what seems to have been paperback originals, the covers have not been included; some volumes are multi-part and there are a total of 16 books; a few volumes have cracked or partially-cracked internal hinges (particularly 1, 2 Teil 1, 5) but only the first few pages of volume 1 are partially loose; pages are clean with no annotation or highlighting, volume 5 has a small number of water-stained pages at the back affecting a few plates; overall the condition of the pages, drawings, diagrams, maps and plates are Good to Very Good; the volumes in this partial set are as follows: 1, 2 Teil 1, 2 Teil 2, 2 Teil 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Teil 1, 13 Teil 2 part 1 (but NOT 13 Teil 2 part 2); please note that volume 2 Teil 1 should have 4 parts but the final section on the vegetation and flora of the Seychelles is missing (amounts to about 60 pages plus 17 plates) - all other volumes are complete; original copies of this landmark publication, for purchase, seem to be extremely scarce; these are VERY HEAVY BOOKS. HEAVY BOOK(S) 65.535kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Bread

      28 illustrations with ten of those tipped in original bromide photographs. First edition de luxe > limited issue for subscribers. 4to., endpaper, half-title, title, [3pp.], pp-8-360, endpaper, in the original red grained morocco, raised bands on spine, gilt titles and ruling, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, gilt marbled paper endpapers and pastedowns, on doubleweight fine art paper and with the bromide photographs, 350 copies. London, Maclaren & Sons, Offices of "The British Baker",

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        Essays of Michael Lord of Montaigne [Bruce Rogers]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company [Riverside Press, 1902-1904], 1902. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1516 p. A fine condition set, unopened, with original dust jackets and publisher's boxes. No. 129 of 265 copies, designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the Riverside Press. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, was known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre; an influence on many famous authors, even in the 20th century he was viewed as "the first modern man, [with] the clearest conception of the problem of man's self-orientation" (N.B., from Wiki). ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in green marbled paper boards, natural canvas back, ivory paper spine labels with black lettering, ruled border and publisher's device, fore- and bottom edges uncut; each volume bears the prior owner bookplate of Joseph Halle Schaffner with a rooster emblem (Mr. Schaffner (1897-1972), director of the clothing-manufacturing firm Hart, Schaffner, and Marx, was a passionate book collector mostly in the history of science; he bequeathed to the University of Chicago a collection of several hundred scientific and medical rare books and manuscripts); richly decorated woodcut frontispieces and title pages in each volume (Volume I frontispiece of Montaigne, Volume II of John Florio, and Volume III of Marie de Gournay (who edited the third edition of the Essays in 1595 after Montaigne's death)); ornate woodcut initial capitals at the beginning of each book, extensive Notes section at the back of each volume, spare paper spine label tipped onto the rear free endpaper of each volume, Volume III contains a Bibliography with includes facsimiles of manuscripts and title pages; Montaigne type, folio size (approximately 14.25" tall), pagination: Volume I., (i-viii), (1)-415, blank (416), limitation statement (417), Bruce Rogers device (418); Volume II., (i-vi), (1)-582, limitation statement (583), Bruce Rogers device (584); Volume III., (i-vi), (1)-492, limitation statement (493), Bruce Rogers device (494); limited edition of 265 copies, this set no. 129. The plain dust jackets are of light green Old Hampshire Bond. The publisher's drop-back boxes are covered in light green fine linen cloth with spine labels which match the books, number "129" hand-written on each label; the interiors are lined with the same paper as the dust jackets, the hinge of the box being of the same canvas as the shelf-back. ***CONDITION: All three volumes are in fine condition overall, with clean bindings, strong, square text blocks, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners without rubbing, the interiors are clean and bright (with most, if not all, of the signatures being unopened), and other than the bookplates referred to above the set is entirely free of prior owner markings; the only condition issue we see are several tiny pinholes to the top edge of the front board of Volume I, and also on the bottom edges of the boards of Volume III (visible neither from the front nor on the front pastedowns); these flaws are minor, the volumes were clearly never read (being unopened) and one has to look directly at the edges of the boards to even notice them. We also wish to note that apparently two different cloths were used for binding, as two of the spines are celadon and one is light beige. The dust jackets are near fine overall; mostly clean and crisp, the jacket for Volume I showing some light overall soiling, for Volumes II and III a stray mark or very tiny spot of wear here or there; all the jackets show some light edgewear. The publisher's boxes each have some wear to the cloth covering, but they are all strong and sturdy. ***CITATION: Warde no. 33. ***POSTAGE: Note that due to the weight of this set additional postage may apply; we are happy to ship at cost, please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Essays of Michael Lord of Montaigne [Bruce Rogers]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company [Riverside Press, 1902-1904], 1902. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1516 p. A fine condition set, unopened, with original dust jackets and publisher's boxes. No. 129 of 265 copies, designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the Riverside Press. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, was known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre; an influence on many famous authors, even in the 20th century he was viewed as "the first modern man, [with] the clearest conception of the problem of man's self-orientation" (N.B., from Wiki).***DESCRIPTION: Bound in green marbled paper boards, natural canvas back, ivory paper spine labels with black lettering, ruled border and publisher's device, fore- and bottom edges uncut; each volume bears the prior owner bookplate of Joseph Halle Schaffner with a rooster emblem (Mr. Schaffner (1897-1972), director of the clothing-manufacturing firm Hart, Schaffner, and Marx, was a passionate book collector mostly in the history of science; he bequeathed to the University of Chicago a collection of several hundred scientific and medical rare books and manuscripts); richly decorated woodcut frontispieces and title pages in each volume (Volume I frontispiece of Montaigne, Volume II of John Florio, and Volume III of Marie de Gournay (who edited the third edition of the Essays in 1595 after Montaigne's death)); ornate woodcut initial capitals at the beginning of each book, extensive Notes section at the back of each volume, spare paper spine label tipped onto the rear free endpaper of each volume, Volume III contains a Bibliography with includes facsimiles of manuscripts and title pages; Montaigne type, folio size (approximately 14.25" tall), pagination: Volume I., (i-viii), (1)-415, blank (416), limitation statement (417), Bruce Rogers device (418); Volume II., (i-vi), (1)-582, limitation statement (583), Bruce Rogers device (584); Volume III., (i-vi), (1)-492, limitation statement (493), Bruce Rogers device (494); limited edition of 265 copies, this set no. 129. The plain dust jackets are of light green Old Hampshire Bond. The publisher's drop-back boxes are covered in light green fine linen cloth with spine labels which match the books, number "129" hand-written on each label; the interiors are lined with the same paper as the dust jackets, the hinge of the box being of the same canvas as the shelf-back.***CONDITION: All three volumes are in fine condition overall, with clean bindings, strong, square text blocks, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners without rubbing, the interiors are clean and bright (with most, if not all, of the signatures being unopened), and other than the bookplates referred to above the set is entirely free of prior owner markings; the only condition issue we see are several tiny pinholes to the top edge of the front board of Volume I, and also on the bottom edges of the boards of Volume III (visible neither from the front nor on the front pastedowns); these flaws are minor, the volumes were clearly never read (being unopened) and one has to look directly at the edges of the boards to even notice them. We also wish to note that apparently two different cloths were used for binding, as two of the spines are celadon and one is light beige. The dust jackets are near fine overall; mostly clean and crisp, the jacket for Volume I showing some light overall soiling, for Volumes II and III a stray mark or very tiny spot of wear here or there; all the jackets show some light edgewear. The publisher's boxes each have some wear to the cloth covering, but they are all strong and sturdy.***CITATION: Warde no. 33.***POSTAGE: Note that due to the weight of this set additional postage may apply; we are happy to ship at cost, please contact us for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      George Newnes, London 1902 - The Hound of the Baskervilles by A Conan Doyle. A bright first edition copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles in good condition. The classic 1902 detective story featuring the famous Sherlock Holmes and was a great success published after his return after his trauma at Reichenbach Falls. With cover illustration by Alfred Garth Jones. First Edition, first issue with "you" for "your" on page 13, line 3. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration of the hound on the cover. Some marks on the covers and faded spine. Very lightly bumped corners. Signature of previous owner dated April 1902 on the front paste down. Spotting on the front pages. Sixteen black and white illustrations. Two of the plates are loose with chipping and tiny tear on the edges. 8vo 359pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Pastorales de Longus ou Daphnis et Chloé.

      Ambroise Vollard Paris 1902 - 4to, ( 30 x 26 cm). Deluxe Limited edition numbered 170 of 250, one of two hundred copies on special handmade Holland paper, [x], 294pp, Special edition illustrated by Pierre Bonnard, 151 original lithographs printed in black in the text. Bound in contemporary red morocco binding, large gold and mosaic decoration on the boards, title in gold and mosaic letterson spine, beige morocco linings, Indian pink moiré silk guards, lavishly gilt decorated on both chemise and slipcase by Semet & Plumelle, ( binder's stamp in gilt on front pastedown); all edges gilt; a superb copy. Deluxe Limited edition numbered 170 of 250, one of two hundred copies on special handmade Holland paper illustrated by Pierre Bonnard. Vollard originally planned to publish the book accompanied by woodcuts by Maurice Denis. However, Bonnard became enthralled with the book and produced his illustrations at great speed, which resulted in them being chosen by Vollard. Unlike the radical layout of Parallèlement, Daphnis and Chloe reverts to a more formal style of layout without any reduction of the impact of the illustrations. "Like Bonnard's earlier lithographs for Parallelement and Manet's Le Corbeau, these subtle plates had little appeal in 1902 for a public that preferred the sharply defined realism of the professional engraver. The edition of two hundred fifty was not exhausted for twenty years. Nevertheless, the book is today considered one of the finest of its period"-- The Artist & the Book 28. Semet & Plumelle were famous Parisian bookbinders. Marcellin Semet and Georges Plumelle were partners from 1925 to 1955, after which Plumelle continued on his own until 1980. Their bindings often display beautiful, modern patterns such as the example above. The Artist & the Book, 28.; Carteret 4:242; Ray, French 384. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter to U. Ginsburg in Odessa.

      Vienna 10th February 1902 - Large 4to, (29 x 22.5 cm), one page, addressed to U. Ginsburg in Odessa, rubber-stamped 'Das Actions-Comite' and signed by Herzl in indelible purple pencil and a secretary in ink; two punch holes for filing in the left-hand margin (touching one letter), two folds, lower margin a little frayed. Text in German. Mounted. Herzl's letter to Ahad Ha'am. This letter to the Zionist activist, theoretician and author Asher Hirsch Ginsburg (a.k.a. Ahad Ha'am) welcomes him as newly elected member of the Cultural Commission, which had been established at the Fifth Zionist Congress at Basle at the end of 1901. Herzl further brushes aside the allegations, that the Odessa delegate at the Congress had not regularly paid his contributions to the Zionist organisation. 'Moreover, your election is unconditional,' Herzl assures him and encourages him to apply his energy to support the common cause and become active in the Cultural Commission. Ahad Ha'am (1856-1927) was one of the leading figures of Eastern European Zionism, protagonist of Cultural Zionism, coined the term 'Jewish Nietzscheanism' and through the Cultural Commission gained much influence over the younger generation, such as Chaim Weizman, Micha Josef Bersyczewski and Hayyim Nahman Bialik. Although opposed to Herzl's and Pinker's 'Political Zionism' predominant at the World Zionist Congress of the time, he inspired the foundation by Weizmann in 1901 of the 'Democratic Faction,' which promoted Cultural Zionism, contributed to the Hebrew Renaissance through the Cultural Commission and was an influential negotiator during the preparation of the Balfour Declaration. Herzl letters to a named recipient, especially to a renowned and influential Zionist, have become exceedingly rare. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Carte autographe signée «Ce que je suis rasé par les reporters à propos du centenaire d'Hugo!»

      1902 - - 4 février 1902, 11,5x9cm, Une carte recto-verso. - Belle carte autographe de Joris-Karl Huysmans signée à un ami. 17 lignes à l'encre noire, avec des indications au crayon d'un précédent bibliographe. La missive porte sur le centenaire de la naissance de Victor Hugo. Grand admirateur de l'écrivain, Huysmans est horrifié par l'escalade médiatique qui entoure l'événement et déplore avec véhémence la compétition des journaux qui multiplient leurs panégyriques jusqu'à l'excès. « Le poêle ne marchant guère » La lettre débute sur l'évocation du froid glacial qui règne dans l'appartement de Huysmans, au 20 de la rue Monsieur. Suivent des arrangements en prévision d'un déjeuner chez le docteur Victor Crespel, son médecin et proche ami. Le ton de la lettre se durcit alors brutalement dans les lignes suivantes, et révèle un Huysmans exaspéré par l'affaire Hugo : « Ce qu'on va déféquer d'imbécillités [sic] sur ses restes ! », s'exclame Huysmans dans la lettre. Il est vrai qu'à elle seule, La Presse propose trente-neuf articles sur Hugo répartis sur 5 jours de publication (!). De nombreux journalistes le démarchent ; il répondra avec réticence au Figaro et à La revue hebdomadaire. Par décret ministériel, des fêtes officielles et une cérémonie au Panthéon le 26 février en commémoration du centenaire avaient été programmées. Huysmans refusa de prendre part au comité d'organisation, et se lamente : « Un reporter m'a avoué qu'il avait été visiter à propos d'Hugo, les membres de l'académie de médecine (???!!) et aussi les peintres ». Les hommages populaires excessifs et les "enquêtes commémoratives" des journalistes le scandalisent, et donnent matière à sa virulente diatribe. La lettre se termine sur un post-scriptum concernant Mme Leclaire, "de plus en plus exaspérée par l'idée de rester à Ligugé". Le ménage Leclaire s'était installé avec Huysmans dans la commune de Ligugé, près de Poitiers. Fervent converti, Huysmans a fait construire une demeure non loin de l'abbaye bénédictine de Saint Martin, où il se destinait à devenir oblat. Huysmans fut forcé de revenir à Paris l'année précédant la rédaction de cette lettre ; les Leclaire sont quant à eux restés à Ligugé, au plus grand mécontentement de Mme Leclaire. Précieux témoignage de la verve féroce de Huysmans et de son grand respect pour Victor Hugo et sa mémoire. « Paris, 4 février 1902 J'ai regretté, mon cher ami, de ne pas vous voir ! Le poële ne marchant guère, comme vous avez pu le constater, j'étais allé faire une promenade sur les quais. C'est entendu pour le déjeuner chez Crespel samedi, à midi ½. Voulez-vous lui écrire si vous ne le voyez pas avant. Ce que je suis rasé par les reporters à propos du centenaire d'Hugo ! C'est à croire que tous les journaux et toutes les revues vont faire un numéro à part ! Ce qu'on va déféquer d'imbécillités [sic] sur ses restes ! Un reporter m'a avoué qu'il avait été visiter à propos d'Hugo, les membres de l'académie de médecine (???!!) et aussi les peintres. Il paraît que ce sera monumental, de ce côté-là. A Samedi donc, cher ami et bien à vous Huysmans Vu Mme Leclaire de plus en plus exaspérée par l'idée de rester à Ligugé ! » [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] "Paris, February 4, 1902 I regretted, my dear friend, not to see you! The poet did not walk, as you have seen, I had gone for a walk on the quays. That's for lunch at Crespel Saturday, at noon ½. Would you write to him if you do not see him before. What I am shaved by reporters about Hugo's centenary! It is to be believed that all the newspapers and magazines will make a number apart! What we are going to defecate imbecilities [sic] on his remains! A reporter confessed to me that he had been visiting about Hugo, the members of the Academy of Medicine (??? !!) and also the painters. It appears that it will be monumental on this side. So Saturday, dear friend and good to you Huysmans Seen Madame Leclaire more and more exasperated by the idea of staying in Ligugé! " [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, with a Memoir Ten Volumes in Five (British Poets series)

      Boston/Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin and Company/Riverside Press; no date (Ca. 1902) Very Good HCs, no DJs. Half bound in natural calf leather with Spanish pattern (?) marbled paper over boards, gilt overlaid veins on covers; pseudo raised bands on spine with extra gilt stamped floral and vine designs in compartments and with gilt stamped titles on red and brown spine panels; all edges marbled in Spanish pattern; end papers match cover marbling; tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait in 1st volume. Bright, clean, square covers and spines; very slight edge rubbing with boards just exposed at few cover fore corners; small piece of spine title panel on volume 1 chipped off - all titles still present; leather remains supple; tightly bound; owner bookplate on each front pastedown; light, clean interiors with some age darkening at page edges A very handsome set. Small 8vo, 3,666 total pp (xxxv, 396, 274, 278, 379, 490, 276, 372, 295, 454, 417).

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, with a Memoir. Ten Volumes in Five (British Poets series)

      Boston/Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin and Company/Riverside Press; no date (Ca. 1902) - Very Good HCs, no DJs. Half bound in natural calf leather with Spanish pattern (?) marbled paper over boards, gilt overlaid veins on covers; pseudo raised bands on spine with extra gilt stamped floral and vine designs in compartments and with gilt stamped titles on red and brown spine panels; all edges marbled in Spanish pattern; end papers match cover marbling; tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait in 1st volume. Bright, clean, square covers and spines; very slight edge rubbing with boards just exposed at few cover fore corners; small piece of spine title panel on volume 1 chipped off - all titles still present; leather remains supple; tightly bound; owner bookplate on each front pastedown; light, clean interiors with some age darkening at page edges A very handsome set. Small 8vo, 3,666 total pp (xxxv, 396, 274, 278, 379, 490, 276, 372, 295, 454, 417). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        „Tarock! Posse mit Gesang in drei Acten“. Typoskript m. zahlr., tlw. eigenh. Korrekturen, Streichungen u. Einschüben.

      Ohne Ort (wohl Wien), o. J. (um 1902). 4°. Mit einer kl. Bühnenskizze. 101 num. Bll., HLwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Handexemplar Victor Léons aus dessen Bibliothek. - Titel mit dem Exlibrisstempel Léons sowie dem Stempel der „Direction des Raimund-Theaters in Wien“. Ein früherer Titel („Der Spielteufel“) wurde wieder gestrichen, ebenfalls der Name F. H. Riedler, der zuvor als Verfasser angegeben war. Unterhalb des Titels ein Vermerk, dass die Musik von Rudolf Raimann stammt und dass das Stück 1902 mit Girardi am Raimundtheater aufgeführt wurde. - Victor Léon „schrieb zahlreiche Dramen, Volksstücke und Essays sowie, zum Teil gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder Leo Feld, Operettenlibretti für Komponisten wie Max von Weinzierl, Rudolf Raimann, Alfred Zamara und Johann Strauss (Sohn) zusammen. Erst im Jahre 1897, als er mit Heinrich von Waldberg und dem Komponisten Richard Heuberger zusammen das Musikstück ‚Der Opernball‘ verfasste, gelang ihm der Durchbruch. Alsbald folgten die erfolgreichen Operetten ‚Wiener Blut‘ und ‚Die lustige Witwe‘. Er arbeitete oft mit Leo Stein zusammen und trug mit ihm als Autor zu Lehárs Welterfolgen bei“ (Wikipedia). - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. angestaubt. Vereinzelt etw. fleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Léon, „Mirabella. Dramatisches Gedicht in fünf Aufzügen, Manuskript, Handschrift, Handschriften

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        Seven Poems and Two Translations

      Limp vellum binding by the Doves Bindery. London, Doves Press.

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        The Lawson History of the America\'s Cup: A Record of Fifty Years by Winfield M. Thompson

      Boston, Massachusetts, Thomas Lawson, 1902. Nr. 494 from 3000 Copies 402 pages, Illustrated with 90 full page plates Gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen, Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand, book in good condition Schiffe Versand D: 4,50 EUR Verkehrswesen: Segeln / Yacht / Yachtgeschichte / Segelsport / Regatta / Nautica / Schiffe / Marine /,

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        Le printemps des Coeurs

      H. PIAZZA 1902 - Très bel ouvrage d'art(orientalisme)tiré à 300 exemplaires.Celui-ci fait partit du troisième tirage sur velin à la Cuve des manufactures Blanchet et Kléber(260 exemplaires) édité par H.PIAZZA en 1902 ,illustré par E.DINET ,laisse apparaître un envoi de PIAZZA à FLOURY.(Magnifique ouvrage).N'hésitez pas à me joindre pour plus d'information. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée « après une existence de bonnes œuvres il s'irradie maintenant dans la joie qui ne finit point »

      Precious letter of condolences from Joris-Karl Huysmans, signed and without mention of addressee, following the death of Anatole-Henri-Philippe, Marquis de Ségur. The letter was probably addressed to the Comtesse de Guerne, daughter of the marquis. 33 lines in black ink, and some pencil indications from a previous bibliographer.Beautiful funereal elegy to a close friend, surely introduced to the author by the Abbe Mugnier, who had brought Huysmans back to the faith. A member of the Council of State and mayor of a commune in Normandy, the Marquis de Ségur was also a writer, fervent Catholic and admirer of Saint Francis de Sales, who inspired him with several biographical essays. He was also one of the founding members of the work of Saint Francis de Sales in 1857; Huysmans asserts in the letter that the Marquis " was really the son of St. Francis " and presents him as " one of the most powerful cordial souls that he has ever known ".Newly immersed in the Catholic faith for some years, Huysmans seems to have been inspired by this character to " goodness that simplifies everything and piety that puts everything in focus ". The marquis places religion at the center of his life and his literary work - an undertaking to which Huysmans has long aspired since the publication of his novels En Route and La Cathédrale (1895 and 1898).Poignant testimony to the admiration of Huysmans for a man of exemplary faith. s.l. 11 mai 1902 10x15,5cm 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié

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        The Mirrour of Vertue in worldly greatnes or the life of Sir Thomas More Knight by his son in law William Roper

      Engraved half-title after Blanche McManus, title page set in red type with engraved portrait by J.A.C. Harrison, 21 hand-illuminated initials in various colours and gilt. Folio., contemporary brown morocco for C. J. Sawyer, upper and lower covers with two concentric gilt rules and another in black, spine with 7 compartments outlined with black and gilt rules and 5 raised bands with gilt dots, title and date in gilt. No. 3 of 10 copies on vellum, signed on the limitation page by the founder of the press, Alex Moring. London, De La More Press.

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        THE HOLY LAND

      A & C Black, London 1902 - Spine a bit darkened. Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Former owner's writing on front free endpaper. Very faint foxing and browning to first few pages. Hinges professionally repaired. ; # 165 of 500 copies. SIGNED by the publisher. White cloth boards with gilt lettering and green design of lines and leaves. Top edge gilt. 77 tissue guarded full page color illustrations and 15 in b&w. Rare - especially in this condition; Watercolors; 4to; 301 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Land Painted by John Fulleylove.

      - London, Adam & Charles Black, 1902. 8vo. Original cream cloth, decorated in yellow; pp. xv, 301, [2, advertisements]; 92 plates in colour and black and white with captioned tissue guards; apart from very light dulling to cloth and offsetting from endpapers, a very good copy. First edition, number 111, signed by the publisher, of a print run of 500. We were not able to find out more about the author, than that he was a Scottish priest, who travelled widely in the Middle East. The book is divided into three parts; The Land, The Invaders, dealing with Jews, Romans, Christians, Muslim and crusaders. The last part is assessing Christianity as a socio-geographic phenomenon of the Middle East, and describes the interface of landscape and spirituality. Inman A & C Black Colour Books 36 (not mentioning this limited edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1902 - First issue with publisher's ads dated 10/02 in rear. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's green decorative cloth stamped in black, black and gilt-lettered spine; [8],375,[1],32pp. General wear to extremities, brief dent at spine crown, gilt rather faded, light foxing to textblock fore-edge, contemporary bookseller ticket to front pastedown, else Very Good and sound, interior fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'ESCAUT DEPUIS 1830

      Maison d'édition Alfred Castaigne, Bruxelles 1902 - Baron GUILLAUME L'ESCAUT DEPUIS 1830 2 tomes complets Sans date circa 1902, Bruxelles, Edition Maison d'édition Alfred Castaigne Format : In-4 (16,5 x 24,5 cm), relié, 554 et 565 pages Reliure demi-toile verte, dos titré or sur pièces, couvertures conservées Bien complet des 5 cartes et plans en noir et en couleurs (L'Escaut oriental et l'Escaut occidental, bassin d'Anvers, projet dit de la Grande Coupure, plan approuvé par le conseil d'Anvers le 20 décembre 1897, plan d'Anvers) Contenu du livre : L'Escaut depuis 1830 jusqu'au Traité de paix de 1839-le Traité de 1839, exécution et complément-le rachat du péage de l'Escaut-le pilotage, l'éclairage et le balisage de l'Escaut-le système de jaugeage de la Belgique-les barrages de l'Escaut oriental et du Sloe, les projets de canaux entre Anvers et le Rhin-le port et les installations maritimes d'Anvers-les fortifications d'Anvers-admission des bâtiments de guerre étrangers dans les eaux et les ports belges-la défense de l'Escaut occidental par la Hollande-la police de la navigation de l'Escaut maritime-le mouvement maritime et commercial du port d'Anvers-la navigation sur le canal de Terneuzen et le mouvement du port de Gand-bibliographie de l'Escaut Etat : mors du tome 1 fendus néanmoins ouvrages encore solides, une carte élimée, papier propre, rare exemplaire poids : 3,5 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meine Pilgerfahrt nach Jerusalem. (1902.)

      [Probably Vienna], Christmas 1902. - 4to. German ms., ink on paper. 180 pp. (on 91 unnumbered leaves). Contemporary calf calf over green cloth boards, spine on five raised bands, titled in gilt with giltstamped covers; all edges red. Bookbinder's label of Albert Günther, Vienna, on lower flyleaf. A clean and well-legible manuscript describing the author's six-week pilgrimage to Jerusalem undertaken in February and March 1902 from Vienna via Budapest, Fiume, Ancona, Rome, Naples and Messina to Alexandria, Jaffa, and Jerusalem. Proksch gives an extensive and colourful account not only of the holy sites of Palestine, which he has long wished to visit, but also of various sites in Egypt, including the Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo and the oriental bazaars. - Dedicated to Princess Marie (Wilhelmine Franziska) "Maritschy" Auersperg (1880-1960), daughter of Prince Franz Joseph Auersperg: "Der Prinzessin Maritschy gewidmet, zur freundlichen Erinnerung an den alten Procksch" ("To Princess Maritschy, so that she may fondly remember old Procksch"). Proksch, a doctor of canon and civil law, had been the private educator of Prince Auersperg and his siblings. In 1905 the princess would marry Karl von und zu Trauttmansdorff. The family acquired Weissenegg Castle (near Mellach in Styria) in 1923; the castle library's bookplate (dated 1935) is affixed to the pastedown. Remains of a pasted shelfmark label to spine; very well preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pa Cats, Ma Cats and Their Kittens Introduced by Louis Wain

      Undated (c. 1902). Humorous rhymes vividly brought to life with 11 full page chromo-lithographic plates, one of which is a double page, and black and white line illustrations on all of the other pages. Large format, 26w x 35h (cms); 36 pp. Blue oval 'Williams's Book and Stationery Stores' stamp on end fly leaf.

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        The Making of an American. [With two autograph letters inserted].

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. - Hardcover. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt-stamped cover and spine. [viii]xiii, 443 pp., [2] pp. ads. Illustrated throughout [with] 2 letters, 4 pp. of manuscript on 2 leaves, 9' x 6'; portrait of Riis clipped from a magazine affixed to half-title. The autobiography of social reformer Jacob Riis, along with two letters from Riis to influential Ellis Island immigration doctor Victor Safford. First published in 1901, this is a 1902 printing.Riis' autobiography begins with his youth in Denmark (including his initially one-sided bond with his beloved wife Elizabeth), and his many struggles and ventures after emigrating to New York as a young man. A fiercely successful immigrant, Riis came to prominence in 1890 with the publication of How the Other Half Lives, his exposŽ of life in the immigrant slums of New York, illustrated with reproductions of his own photographs. His motivation to document these people and their living conditions prompted him to be a pioneer of flash photography. His numerous books and articles published on the subject of urban poverty brought him into contact and friendship with Theodore Roosevelt, who also espoused his cause.The letters are addressed to 'My Dear Doctor,' whom a pencil inscription on one letter identifies as Dr. M Victor Safford, an Ellis Island medical doctor and officer who was a staunch practitioner of what Emmanuelle Birn calls 'snapshot diagnos[es]' (qtd Dolmage p. 47): the routine practice of assessing the medical status of hopeful immigrants based on the smallest cues from their unwitting movements upon arrivalÑusually in combination with other standards associated with the officer's perception of their culture, race, or ethnicity. In both letters, Riis is evidently responding to a series of drafted articles written by Safford, which the latter is attempting to publish. In the first letter, dated April 28, 1903, Riis writes: 'I have read your articles with great interest and can suggest nothing to change.' He continues: 'Why do you not offer it to the Atlantic' and muses over the possibilities of submission and relative advantages of that paper to the Boston Herald. The second letter, dated May 3 of the same year, responds to Safford's apparently ongoing attempts to get the series published as such (rather than allowing the articles to be separated), by a paper whose audience is 'engaged.' Riis writes:Your article on the Italian, in all its brevity is such a clear headed conclusion to the understanding of that kind of immigration that I hope more than ever you can persuade the Atlantic to take the whole series. They would certainly take that article, but it ought all to be published.Safford was deeply involved in immigration policy from the late 1800s into the 1920s, when he wrote a memoir on the topic. He spearheaded the creation of the 'List of Races or Peoples' in order to keep track of 'people who maintain recognized communities' (qtd Smith), but as a member of the Immigration Restriction League was criticized by those who wanted to track racial status only in order to foster and maintain multiculturalism.This volume belonged to the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Stephen S. Jewett (18581932) whose name is inscribed on the flyleaf in pencil along with the date 'July 14, 1902.'REFERENCES: Smith, Marian L. 'Race, Nationality, and Reality' in Prologue Magazine, vol. 34, no. 2; Dolmage, J. 'Disabled Upon Arrival: The Rhetorical Construction of Disability and Race at Ellis Island' in The Disability Studies Reader, pp. 4750.CONDITION: A near fine, bright, clean copy, with just a touch of wear at extremities. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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