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        [Prince Igor, Arr.] Kniaz' Igor' Opera v IV deistviiakh s prologom Slova i muzyka A. P. Borodina Siuzhet zaimstvovan iz Slova o polku Igoreve [Prince Igor: opera in 4 acts with prologue. Words and music by A. P. Borodin. Subject matter taked from the Lay of the Host of Igor]. [Piano reduction without vocal parts but with Russian text overlay]

      [Leipzig... Sankt-Peterburg]: [M. P. Belaieff] [PNs 119, 120, 143, 182, 183], 1902. First Edition, later issue. Davis pp. 82 (illustration) and 86-87. Tentative date based on publisher's catalogue. First issue probably 1888 (printed date to upper wrapper). See upper wrapper of otherwise identical copy at IMSLP. The second plate number to p. 1, also in the copy at IMSLP, is a remnant from the piano-vocal score, which uses the identical plate (no singing on this page). The plates of the overture were also used for the piano-vocal score. In all varieties of Belaieff's original edition of Prince Igor (full score, piano-vocal score, the present arrangement, etc.), the wrapper assumes the function of a title, presenting the facts of publication (imprint, date, price list), while the title proper, unusually lavish in its style, is reduced to a merely decorative function and lacks basic content (including the imprint). Belaieff's original edition, including the present arrangement, represents the traditional version of Borodin's unfinished work, completed by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov and first performed at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg in 1890.. Folio. Quarter textured black cloth with matching black boards, titling gilt to spine and former owner's name "Ebstrup" gilt to foot of upper board. 1f. (blank), 1f. (decorative chromolithographic title by A. Antipov), 1f. (calligraphic dedication to the memory of Glinka, in Cyrillic), 1f. (engraved portrait of Borodin with a 4-measure autograph musical quotation in facsimile from the prologue of the opera), [i] (preface explaining the posthumous completion of the opera in Russian, French, and German, with PN 119.120), [i] (blank), i-xvi (overture), 1-213, [i] (publisher's catalogue) pp. Printer's note to lower right corner of p. I: "Stich und Druck der Röder'schen Officin in Leipzig." Caption titles and scene descriptions in Russian (Cyrillic), French, and German. Stage directions and text underlay in Russian only. The preface credits the piano reduction to Felix Mikhaylovich Blumenfel'd (1863-1931). Watermark CGR*5. The basic plate number, found on all non-blank pages beginning with the preface, is 120. Several pages have other plate numbers added: the preface has the double plate number 119. 120; the overture has the triple plate number 120.119_143; no. 8, Pliaska polovetskikh devushek (Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens), and no. 17, Polovetskaia pliaska s khorom (Polovtsian Dance with Chorus), have the double plate number 120.382; no. 18, Polovetskii marsh (Polovtsian March) has triple plate number 119.120.383; the first page of no. 1, Prologue (p. 1), has a second, not easily legible, plate number (153). All plate numbers other than 119 and 120 appear in a smaller font. Publisher's catalogue "Compositions pour Piano publiés par M. P. Belaïeff à Leipzig," numbered "17," lists the works of Glazunov ("Glazounow") through the two piano sonatas, opp. 74 and 75 (1901); the most recent work is probably Vasily Kalafati's 5 Préludes, op. 7 (published 1902). Handstamp "Skandinavisk Musikforlag Kjøbenhavn" to foot of title. Cross in pencil to lower right corner of pp. 18 and 50; further pencil mark to lower right corner of p. 153. Boards worn; spine heavily chipped at head and tail; wrappers lacking. Uniformly browned; title foxed.

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        A Sporting Garland. Pictured in Colour.

      London, Sands & Co., [1902] - Quer-4° 15.25 x 9.5 inches). Unpaginated with 27 leaves not including endpapers, making 54 pages in all. Green cloth spine with matching illustrated papered boards. (Einband betwas beschabt und bestossen, Name). --- First edition. A boldly illustrated celebration of field sports, with three sections: Hunting, shooting and fishing, each with its own title page, with full page illustrations opposite pages of verse embellished and decorated by Cecil Aldin in his style. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SEVEN POEMS & TWO TRANSLATIONS

      Doves Press, Hammersmith 1902 - 233 x 165 mm. (9 1/4 x 6 1/2"). 55, [1] pp. ONE OF 325 COPIES on paper (and 25 on vellum). EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE DARK BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, IN THE STYLE OF THE DOVES BINDERY (stamp-signed and dated 1909 on rear turn-in), covers with gilt frame formed by interlocking double rules, side- and cornerpieces with oakleaf clusters accented by open circles and solid dots, large double gilt-rule lozenge in central panel, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with open circle at center, an oakleaf cluster extending above and below it, dots in corners, gilt vertical titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins with oakleaf clusters at corners, all edges gilt and gauffered with two rows of dots. In a blue cloth slipcase. Tomkinson, p. 45; Tidcombe DP-4. For the binding: Tidcombe, p. 463 The usual faint offsetting from the facing turn-ins on the front and rear free endpaper, half a dozen leaves with minor foxing just to the lower fore-edge corner, otherwise VERY FINE, the text clean, fresh, and smooth, and the lovely binding especially lustrous and virtually unworn. This is one of the 26 intriguing (and obviously uncommon) examples Tidcombe has identified as imitation Doves bindings, a group of handsomely executed volumes that continue to be mysterious. It differs from its fellows by offering significantly more in the way of gilt decoration. The work here is the fourth publication of the Doves Press, a volume that gathers together a number of poems by Tennyson, written at various times in his long life and all reflecting his abiding interest in Homer and Greek myth. The collection is framed by two short translations of passages from Homer's "Iliad," both featuring images of fire. Two original poems concern the tragic figure of Oenone, the first love of Paris, and two are inspired by the "Odyssey." The other three treat, in turn, the figure of the Theban seer Tiresias; Tithonus, lover of the goddess of Dawn; and the myth of the theft of Persephone by Death. This is one of the 26 intriguing (and obviously uncommon) examples Tidcombe has identified as imitation Doves bindings, a group of handsomely executed volumes that continue to be mysterious. It differs from its fellows by offering significantly more in the way of gilt decoration. The work here is the fourth publication of the Doves Press, a volume that gathers together a number of poems by Tennyson, written at various times in his long life and all reflecting his abiding interest in Homer and Greek myth. The collection is framed by two short translations of passages from Homer's "Iliad," both featuring images of fire. Two original poems concern the tragic figure of Oenone, the first love of Paris, and two are inspired by the "Odyssey." The other three treat, in turn, the figure of the Theban seer Tiresias; Tithonus, lover of the goddess of Dawn; and the myth of the theft of Persephone by Death. ONE OF 325 COPIES on paper (and 25 on vellum).

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

      The Roycroft Shop, East Aurora NY, 1902. LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM SIGNED BY ELBERT HUBBARD IN INK, THIS COPY IS NUMBERED 69. Title page, head- and tailpieces by Samuel Warner. Composition by Charles Rosen and presswork by Otto Franz. 8vo, approximately 225 x 150 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, portrait frontispiece of Charles Dickens with tissue guard, pages: decorated title page, limitation page, index, [1]-141, blank pages at front and rear, chapter capitals printed in red, bound in half light brown morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards with dividing gilt rules, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. Small dark stain to bottom of upper cover, slight rubbing to binding, a little shelf wear to edges, slight pale soiling to marbled boards, slight pale staining to bottom of first few blank pages, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The hound of the Baskervilles - in one volume (Tauchnitz edition), Collection of British Authors, Vol 3571

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1902. Mark across half-title page. No other marks or inscriptions to contents. Creasing to covers. Clean very tight pages with dusty cover and page edges, lower part of spine strip missing, and light creasing to corners. Untrimmed page edges. 32 pages adverts + 270pp. Publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle in Strand Magazine was completed in April 1902. This Tauchnitz Edition was published on 1st May 1902. As such it may precede the true British First Edition, also published in 1902. States 'Copyright Edition' on title page. Scarce.. Soft Cover. Fair. 6.5 x 4.75 inches.

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        The Confessions Of Jean-Jacques Rousseau [Astral Edition In 12 Volumes, Full Elaborate Morocco Bindings]

      Philadelphia: Gebbie And Company, 1902. First Edition Thus. Full Morocco, Elaborately Gilt. Near Fine. Plates By Maurice Leloir. #1 Of A Limited Edition Of 56 Copies Numbered 1-53 And Three Extra Copies Reserved For Publisher, With Subscriber's Name In This Example Being Left Blank. Twelve Volumes. The Best Possible Example Of This Edition, Still Fine In Full Tan Crushed Morocco,12 1/4" Tall, Five Spine Bands, Elaborately Gilt Spine And Covers With Large Green Morocco Fleur-De-Lis Inserts And Small Green Decorative Morocco Inserts On Front And Back Covers, Spines With Green And Peach Morocco Inserts, Full Grey Morocco Doublures On Inside Of All Covers With Elaborate Gilt Design And Red And White Morocco Inserts, White Watered Silk Liners. Extremely Well Preserved With Just A Touch Of Rubbing At Some Corners, No Names Or Marks Or Stains; Contents Immaculate, Tissue Guards To All Illustrations, Brown Paper Protectors Between Most Endpapers. Volume I With 1/16" Loss Along Bottom Edge Of Spine And Small Cracks At Top And Bottom Of Front Spine Edge, Otherwise Still Fine.

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        SIX & TWENTY BOYS & GIRLS

      - [HOFFMANN,HEINRICH]. (IMITATION) SIX & TWENTY BOYS & GIRLS by Clifton Bingham. London: Blackie, no date, circa 1902. 4to (9 x 11 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, rear cover soil, corners and edges worn VG. This is a wonderful ABC book printed on one side of the page. Most letters are represented by a different type of naughty or disobedient child: Quarrelsome Queenie, Dirty Dick, Noisy Nicholas, Reckless Robin, Sulky Susan etc. Each letter has a humorous rhyme by Bingham faced by a marvelous full page color illustration by John Hassall in his broad style using flat colors. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Flight of Pony Baker

      Harper & Brothers, New York & London - 1902. First edition. Octavo red pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. Illustrated with 8 full-page line drawings by Florence Scovel Shinn. A very fine copy in the ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S DUST JACKET which is very good with just some loss at the spine tips and corners, with neat repairs on the verso. Preserved in a custom brown cloth folder and half morocco slipcase. Laid in is a card inscribed and signed by Howells. Rare in the dust jacket. PPP. 117. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

      London: George Newnes. 1902. First edition in book form, first printing. First edition in book form, first printing. PublisherÂ’s original red cloth with gilt and black titles and design to the front and spine. Illustrated with 16 full page plates by Sidney Paget. A very good or better copy. The binding is firm and square, the spine still rounded as issued. The contents are entirely complete and without previous ownerÂ’s inscriptions or stamps. One of the illustrations is very slightly proud resulting in slight creasing at the blank far edge and there is some light spotting to the endpapers and margins of the odd page throughout. An excellent example. Sherlock HolmesÂ’ most famous case. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. (Green and Gibson A26a.) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (6 volumes)

      George D. Sproul, New York and London 1902 - First Edition Thus; Autograph Variorum Edition. Introduction by Percy Fitzgerald and SIGNED by him; Bibliographhical Note by F. G. Kitton and SIGNED by him; three original copper-engraved frontispieces SIGNED by the illustrator, Harry Furniss (volumes I, III, and V). Large 8vo. Various paginations. Reproductions of the hundreds of illustrations by the various Pickwick artists, with printed tissue guards. Bound by Whitman Bennett in full red morocco wtih gilt lettering, geometric ruling to covers & spine and "CD" initials surrounded by wreaths to spines; marbled endpapers; TEG; deckled fore and bottom edges; elaborate gilt dentelles. Light rubbing along joints; some wear to spine heads with slight loss of leather; small loss to spine tail of Vol. 4; minor rubbing to spines; small scraping to upper board edges; overall uniform in color; a very good to near fine set. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) is Charles Dickens's first novel. Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely-related adventures occurring 1827-28. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ARCHIVIO TIPOGRAFICO. Publication technique bimestrielle dédiée aux Arts Graphiques. [Edizione in lingua francese]. XIVème année, 1902, COMPLETA dei 5 fasc.:155, Janvier-Févrioer), 156, Mars-Avril, 157-158, Mai.Août, n. 159, Septembre-Octobre, 160, Novembre-Décembre.

      Ditta Nebiolo e Comp., Torino 1902 - 5 fasc. in-8° (cm. 30x22,9), cartoncino edit. tit. e ricchi fregi, due colori; ogni facsicolo 16 o 24 pagine + complessive 5 TAVOLE f.t. (tra cui la foto seppia della poi demolita FACCIATA della 1.ESPOSIZIONE di ARTE DECORATIVA di TORINO, 1 foto bicolore entro stupendo fregio floreale con volto femminile liberty a COLORI; e il bellissomo CALENDARIO 1903 a COLORI), così suddivise: A) in ogni fasc. 8 o 16 TAVOLE di cui almeno 4 a a due o tre colori con decine di SPECIMEN TIPOGRAFICI, testi, alfabeti, caratteri, e fregi (tra cui vignette allegoriche con volti femminili, silhouettes, fiori, fogliami, geometrie, intrecci, cornici ecc.) combinati in composizioni varie (intestazioni commerciali, biglietti, carnet) e FREGI tipogr. B) 6/10 pagine di testo con testata e ill. in bianco e nero e vari articoli tecnici di tipografia; e foto (anche grandi) di macchine Tipogr. Nebiolo. L'intera annata di 5 fasc., fresca e perfetta

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        Cinq Poèmes : Booz endormi - Bivar - O Soldats de l'An deux ! - Après la Bataille - Les Pauvres Gens

      Ornés de trente-cinq compositions de Auguste Rodin, Eugène Carrière, Daniel Vierge, Willette, Dunki, Steinlen, un des 225 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres arabes, un des 193 sur vélin à la cuve des papeteries du Marais (n°96), 1 vol. grand in-8 (19 x 26 cm) reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin à grands coins rouge, dos à 4 grands nerfs dorés richement orné, couv. et dos cons., filet doré en mors et coins, tête dorée, dos mosaïqué, Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan, Paris, 1902, 3 ff., 71 pp. et 1 f. (justification), 2 ff. (prospectus) Superbe exemplaire de ce bel ouvrage, publié à l'occasion du centenaire de la naissance de Victor Hugo. L'ouvrage, établi dans une magnifique reliure de maître, est orné en frontispice d'un portrait de Hugo ; pour chacun des 5 poèmes, l'éditeur Edouard Pelletan a fait un choix précis non seulement des illustrateurs les plus susceptibles d'en rendre le mieux l'âme, mais c'est également intéressé au choix des caractères les plus adaptés (Vieux romain pour le poème biblique de Booz, l'elzévir Beaudoire pour le poème médiéval, le Grasset pour le drame moderne, etc...). Bel exemplaire (infimes frott. en coins, parfait état par ailleurs). Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Dernière gerbe

      First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Japan paper, the tirage de tête.Elegant Romantic pastiche binding of half light brown morocco over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with gilt friezes and gilt decorative motifs, gilt date to foot, gilt fillet frame to covers, moiré-effect paper endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved (with small marginal repairs), top edge gilt. The number of this copy has been skillfully scratched out from the justification page. A very good copy, nicely bound. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1902 16,5x25cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dick Turpin Library. No. 1-175. 7 vols.

      Aldine Publishing Co. [1902-09] Text a little browned; one torn leaf, pt 151 repaired. All with orig. col. pict. front wraps, bound in 7 vols in green cloth by Sharpe & Kelley, Liverpool; some hinges splitting, with sl. rubbing & some vols damp marked.An extensive run of this exciting adventure series which reached about 190 nos. Most of the tales are by Charlton Lea, with a few later numbers by Stephen Hamilton Agnew.

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        ALS to Squire and Lady Bancroft signed by William Gillette and "Sherlock Holmes".

      1902. 1902 - Single sheet of plain paper dated February 11th, 1902. Hand written note to Squire Bancroft and Effie Wilton, Lady Bancroft, declining a luncheon invitation due to a previous commitment. Written when Gillette was performing 'Sherlock Holmes' at the Lyceum theatre which he had written in collaboration with Arthur Conan Doyle. Gillette was responsible for the introduction of the curved Briar pipe smoked by Holmes as it made the delivery of his lines easier. He also coined the phrase "Oh, this is elementary, my dear fellow" and reinforced Holmes' sporting of a deerstalker hat, originally drawn by Sydney Paget in the Strand magazine. Squire and Lady Bancroft, themselves noted actors were at this time running the Haymarket Theatre. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Works

      1902. SCHILLER, Friedrich. Works. Edited by Nathan Haskell Dole. Boston: Francis A. Nicholls & Company, (1902). Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated boards and spines, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, white morocco gilt doublures, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $6500.Limited ""Edition Magnifique,"" of Schiller's works, letter P of only 26 lettered sets, with numerous plates in triple-suite (one of each suite hand-colored), magnificently bound by Macdonald and Allen in elaborate morocco-gilt with doublures.Includes the poems, a life of Schiller by Heinrich Düntzer, and the aesthetical and philosophical essays. A tiny bit of faint marginal dampstaining to a few text leaves, some doublures a bit soiled, spines of two volumes mildly toned. An impressive production.

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        La Tour d'Auvergne Premier grenadier de France.

      Paris, Combet 1902 - LIVRES Magnifique ouvrage illustré par Job. Toute première édition. 1 volume in-folio Pleine percaline d'éditeur au plat supérieur orné d'une plaque polychrome de J. Fau, reliure de Poënsin.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles, Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, 1902. First edition, first issue of the third Sherlock Holmes novel, and widely considered as the best of the series. Octavo, original black and gilt stamped pictorial red cloth. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. In near fine condition with some rubbing to the spine and front panel. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Although Conan Doyle killed off his most famous character by sending Holmes over the Reichenbach Falls in a struggle with Professor Moriarty in "The Final Problem" (December 1893), readers demanded the sleuth's return. The author obliged with this, the third-- and still considered by many the best-- Sherlock Holmes novel, carefully positioned on the title page as "another adventure" of Holmes. "But," as Howard Haycraft notes, "the seed of doubt was planted"; while the novel proved an immediate success, readers pressed for more. Conan Doyle finally relented and engineered Holmes' "resurrection" in 1903. The Hound of the Baskervilles remains "one of the most gripping books in the language" (Crime & Mystery 100 Best). "The supernatural is handled with great effect and no letdown. The plot and subplots are thoroughly integrated and the false clues put in and removed with a master hand. The criminal is superb... and the secondary figures each contribute to the total effect of brilliancy and grandeur combined. One wishes one could be reading it for the first time" (Barzun & Taylor 1142).

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        Photograph: Discovery For: Scott's Voyage of the Discovery (1905)

      1902. SCOTT, Robert F. Original sepia halftone photographic print of Discovery, taken to illustrate ScottÂ’s Voyage of the Discovery (but not used). No place: no date. Original sepia halftone, measures 11-1/2 by 8-3/4 inches, contemporary mount measures 13-3/4 by 11-1/2 inches. $2600.Original half-tone sepia photograph depicting the Discovery, with pencil caption on the verso, “Ship Tied up to the Great Ice Barrier in mizzen rigging. Sheep and Seals for food.”This documentary photographic image of the Discovery was taken (but not used) to illustrate Robert ScottÂ’s account of the first expedition to undertake extensive overland investigations of Antarctica. Over the course of two years, Scott and his men followed the Ross Ice Shelf to its eastern extreme, discovered King Edward VI Land, found a range of mountains stretching southwards toward a vast plateau, trekked to within 500 miles of the South Pole, and amassed a huge collection of scientific data. Scientifically speaking, this was the more important of ScottÂ’s two expeditions, although historically it is overshadowed by his tragic second journey, during which he perished. Discovery was “the last great British wooden sailing ship, specially built for the expedition” (Piggott, 65). Photograph fine. Minor wear to margins of original mount.

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        The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

      Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company,, 1902. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front cover green and white, decoration to front cover, green, white and brown, pictorial endpapers. Housed in a red crushed morocco slipcase, green and black crushed morocco onlays. In a custom green cloth chemise. Colour title page, illustrated dedication and contents page, and 19 colour plates. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, an excellent copy. First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. Uncommon signed, with only one other copy traced at auction. Baum is best known for the Wizard of Oz books, in two of which Santa Claus features as a guest of Oz.

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        THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT

      F. Warne & Co 1902 - First commercially published edition, first issue with "wept big tears" on p.51. Brown paper covered boards with onlay to upper cover of Peter in his blue jacket. Leaf-patterned endpapers. A very good copy, externally bright with only a trace of wear to the corners. Internally clean with the upper corners slightly bumped, hinges cracking and occasional looseness between sections. Overall, a pleasing copy. Illustrated throughout in colour. This first published edition sees the first appearance of the colour illustrations. There are four colour plates which appear in this first issue which do not appear in later printings, including the cover illustration of Peter in his blue jacket and the image of Mrs McGregor (Beatrix Potter) with a pie. 100 years after its first publication this tale is as popular as ever, one of the true classics of children's literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Francesca da Rimini. Tragedia di Gabriele D'Annunzio rappresentata in Roma nell'anno MCMI a di IX del mese di decembre, impressa in Milano per i Fratelli Treves nell'anno MCMII a di XX del mese di marzo.

      Treves 1902 - (7), 289, (2) pp. on large uncut paper. With some whole page color illustrations in art-nouveu-style by Adolfo de Carolis and some music-notations at the end. Gilt-stamped publisher's thick cloth with partly inlaid closing-ribbons (few gilt letters at spine slightly fading). Printed in red and black. Small library stamp on title page. Printed on hand-made paper. One of the rare Italian books in art-nouveau-style inspired by the successful English press-printings of fin de siecle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Songs of Childhood. By Walter Ramal.

      Longman, Green & Co., London 1902 - Frontispiece reproducing "Under the Dock Leaves" by Richard Doyle. First Edition. 12mo. [175 x 109 x 19 mm]. [4]ff, 106, [2] pp. Bound in the publisher's quarter cream parchment, pale blue linen boards with a gilt roundel on the upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, plain endleaves, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. (Spine sunned, slightly marked on rear cover). A very good copy of Walter De La Mare's first book, issued pseudonymously. It is inscribed in ink on the front free endleaf: "To Miss King - a very small token of much gratitude and admiration. Norman Douglas". The donor was not the author of South Wind but the recipient was Jessie M. King (1875-1949), the artist and writer. "His own output was prodigious: de la Mare published over a thousand poems and rhymes. The poems are marked by subtle and memorable rhythms, and often minor in key; many are masterly and haunting. His real career began late, when he was nearly thirty, with Songs of Childhood (1902), published under the pen-name Walter Ramal (discarded only in 1904). Some of these poems aim directly at child readers, others recreate the state of childhood itself - to him always life's summit - its pure wonder, intuitions, solitary fantasy, and above all its readiness to see the world as part of another, no less real for being magical and spiritual." - Dictionary National Biography. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sämtliche Werke. Herausgegeben von Carl Schüddekopf. NEUN von ZEHN (10) Bänden. Bände 1,2,3/1,3/2,4,5,6,7, Band 8 FEHLT, 9,10.

      Leipzig, Insel Verlag, 1902. 1902-1925 ca 5000 Seiten. NEUN (9) Blaue Originallederbände mit vergoldeten Rückentiteln und Goldfileten. Vergoldetes Deckelsignet Der ZWEITE Band ABWEICHEND gebunden . Originalalhalbwildlederband. ( SIEHE FOTO!). Die Lederrücken leicht fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar der fast vollständigen Reihe in der seltenen GANZLEDER-Variante. Band ACHT ( Aphorismen) FEHLT! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Werkausgabe, Gesamtausgabe

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        Durch den Indischen Archipel. Eine Künstlerfahrt.

      Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1902. Quarto; profusely illustrated including eight tipped-in colour plates; original bevelled gilt boards. A lavishly-illustrated deluxe publication of the Danish artist Hugo V. Pedersen's sketch-journal of his five-year journey through the East Indies. Pedersen was born in Copenhagen in 1870, and trained as an artist in Denmark and Germany. In the mid-1890s he sailed to Sumatra, and then on to Penang and Singapore, which is described and illustrated in detail. However the bulk of his stay was spent in the Dutch East Indies, which afforded him the material for most of the sketches in this work. Pedersen's drawings reflect his fascination with the exotic culture of the East. Fine.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1902 - 1902 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition.

      1902. Hi, This lot is an 1902 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The first Hardback that Wisden produced was in 1896, this is the seventh year of the hardback and a year I have found hard to find recently, especially in this condition. The front board is very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, one tiny mark to the top, the rear board is near perfect and the spine gilt is very bright and original. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. As good as mine on my shelf. The only downside and it is a bit picky is there is a tiny indentation to the edge of the rear board where a band has been around it. A rare Wisden in superb condition (++) and a very nice price.

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        Works

      1902. SMOLLETT, Tobias. The Works. New York: George D. Sproul, 1902. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary full crushed green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards with inlaid red and yellow morocco roses, raised bands, richly floral gilt dentelles, red morocco doublures with inlaid white and green morocco flowers, marbled extra endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $5000.Deluxe “Hand-Made Edition” of SmollettÂ’s works, number 10 of 150 sets, illustrated with 48 plates (double-suite, one on mounted Japan tissue; one frontispiece in each volume in color), very beautifully bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet.“Like Richardson and Fielding, [Smollett] was a critic of manners; but being a ‘lousy ScotÂ’ and a surgeon to boot he lacked entrée to high society and wrote always as an external observer and critic. A born storyteller, he paid little attention to premeditated effects; his narrative and descriptive gifts were sufficient to keep readers keenly interested and amusedÂ… For inventiveness and diversity of episode, vivid particularlity of detail to the point of caricature and energy of style, Smollett is hardly excelled. He is to the 18th-century novel what Hogarth is to painting—a savage realist with an eye for eccentric character, which he discovers in all classes” (Baugh et al., 961-62). This set presents his complete works, including the autobiographical Roderick Random (1748), the Cervantes-inspired Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves (1760-61) and his experimental triumph The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), esteemed as one of “the greatest masterpieces of English fiction” (Baugh et al., 964). Illustrated with four plates in each volume in double-suite (one on mounted Japan tissue; one frontispiece in each volume in color), 48 plates in all. The set is splendidly bound in full morocco, elaborately gilt-tooled with intricate floral designs and bearing floral morocco inlays on the boards. Spines uniformly toned to brown. A fine set, most elegantly bound.

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        Les plus belles rues de Paris, 1938. [2006]. [6 Original-Fotografien / 6 original photographs].

      Denise Bellon, geboren am 20. September 1902 in Paris, gestorben am 31. Oktober 1999 ebenda. 6 Originalfotografien s/w. Hergestellt vom Originalnegativ aus dem Nachlass "les films de l'equinoxe - fonds photographique Denise Bellon. Einmalige Auflage für die Griffelkunst Hamburg, 2006. Rückseitig mit typografischer Beschriftung versehen. Maße Blätter: 30,5 x 24,0 cm. Abbildungen in unterschiedlichen Maßen. Serie in einer Mappe mit 8-seitigem begleitenden Text von Annabelle Görgen. Sehr gutes, tadelloses Exemplar. 6 Original photographs in b/w. Griffelkunst edition, Hamburg 2006. Measure sheets: 30,5 x 24,0 cm. Images in different measures. Original folder with 8-pages booklet with text by Annabelle Görgen. Mint condition.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1902 - Scarce. Not dated, 1902 refers to an earlier publication [owner's "1913" to ffe]. Dust jacket states "This is a Scene from the F.B.C. Photoplay of this Story" pictorial cover prsents a menacing hound and a circled Holmes illustration to the upper corner. Interior illustrated by Sydney Paget, no play stills. Title page states "A Special Limited Edition". Publisher's red cloth, spine and cover stamped white. Book Condition: Good Plus: Firm square copy, rubbing to extremities, owner's namestamp to paqstedown, owner's name and 1913 to ffe. / DJ Condition: Very Good: Tanned dust jacket with a faint tidemark from spine to cover, short chips to corners, a creased closed tear to cover edge. Mylar cover. [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. 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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        Letters and Literary Remains

      , 1902. 1902. FITZGERALD, Edward. Letters and Literary Remains of Edward FitzGerald. London and New York: Macmillan, 1902-03. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary full plum morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards, raised bands, green morocco doublures, watered silk free endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $3800.Limited edition, one of only 775 copies, of poet and translator Edward FitzGerald

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        Complete Writings of Walt Whitman

      1902. Signed. WHITMAN, Walt. The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman, Issued under the Editorial Supervision of his Literary Executors, Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, and Horace L. Traubel with additional bibliographical and Critical Material prepared by Oscar Lovell Triggs, Ph.D. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. Ten volumes. Large octavo, contemporary full green crushed morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, gilt-tooled boards with elaborate floral motif surrounding red morocco diamond-shaped inlays, red watered silk doublures and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $39,000.“Author’s Manuscript Edition,” number 3 of only 32 sets with one manuscript page in bold black ink entirely in Whitman’s hand and signed by him. This set printed on Whatman paper and illustrated with 40 tissue-guarded engravings in double suite depicting Whitman in various stages of his life, including frontispieces in each volume, one of each beautifully hand-colored.The full-page manuscript, bound into Volume I of the set, is a manuscript of the final section of the passage in Specimen Days entitled ""Hours for the Soul."" Whitman has written the title ""Furthermore"" at the top of this page. The manuscript reads: ""February 19, '80—Night [crossed out]—Just before 10 p.m. cold and entirely clear again, the show overhead, bearing southwest, of wonderful and crowded magnificence. The moon in her third quarter—the clusters of the Hyades and Pleiades, with the planet Mars between—in full crossing sprawl in the sky the Great Egyptian X, (Sirius, Procyon, and the main stars in the constellations of the Ship, the Dove, and of Orion)—just north of east Bootes, and in his knee Arcturus an hour high, mounting the heaven, ambitiously large and sparkling, as if he meant to challenge with Sirius the stellar supremacy. Walt Whitman."" This important edition was issued under the supervision of three of Whitman's intimate friends: Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas Harned, and perhaps most importantly, Horace Traubel, whose relationship to Whitman has been likened to that of Boswell to Johnson. With a biographical notice prepared by the literary executors. A total of 1,342 sets of the Complete Writings were produced and sold as six distinct editions; all copies have a half title stating ""The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman"" and each ""edition"" has a half title indicating both the name of that particular edition and the limitation. This set is the second such ""edition"" listed in Myerson, with priority assumed. Myerson B4. Bound into the first volume is a notarized statement dated May 19, 1902 authenticating the manuscript.A bit of minor expert restoration to the first three volumes. A beautiful set in about-fine condition.

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        Bronze Bust of Arthur Rimbaud

      , 1902 A rare and fascinating bust of Rimbaud by his brother-in-law Paterne Berrichon. The influence of Arthur Rimbaud's poetry on subsequent practitioners of the genre and his impact on the Surrealist movement has been widely acknowledged and poets from André Breton to André Freynaud, have recognized their indebtedness to Rimbaud's vision and technique. He was the enfant terrible of French poetry in the second half of the nineteenth century and a major figure in symbolism. Pierre-Eugène Dufour made the acquaintance of Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud's lover and adopted the pseudonym "Paterne Berrichon". He was a fervent admirer of Arthur Rimbaud, He started a correspondence with Isabelle Rimbaud, the younger sister of the poet, which concluded in 1897 by marriage. Berrichon was also closely acquainted with Paul Claudel, younger brother of the sculptress Camille Claudel and maintained a prolific correspondence with him from 1912 until 1919. He created paintings, for which his wife often modelled, and sculpted this bust for the Rimbaud monument in the poet's birthplace, Charleville-Mézières. This cast, a reduction of the Charleville bust, is a superb and very rare, possibly unique work by a seldom seen artist with fascinating associations with the sitter and the French artistic world of the time.Signed and dated on the baseDimensions 10 x 4 inchesMid Brown Bronze PatinaProvenance: Auction of Oger & Dumont, Hotel Drouot 1985.

      [Bookseller: Tom Craig Fine Art]
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        The Complete Writings.

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons [and] The Knickerbocker Press, 1902 - 10 volumes, large octavo (237 x 168 mm). Contemporary red morocco, titles to spines gilt, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some occasional mild foxing throughout, spines a little darkened and boards a little marked, an excellent set. Colour frontispieces and 3 additional plates with printed tissues in red to each volume. Paumanok edition. Limited to 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael handmade paper and signed by the publisher; this particular set from a series with a star sticker affixed to the number line. With inlaid hand-written post card from Whitman addressed to Melville Phillips: "Don't fail to let me see / proofs beforehand -- / send two impressions. / Walt Whitman / the bundle of presses came right - thanks," dated February 8, [18]90. With a loosely inserted bookplate 'From the library of Sylvester Stallone.'

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        Tale of Peter Rabbit

      , 1902. 1902. First Edition . POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London and New York: Frederick Warne, [1902]. 16mo, original brown paper boards, front cover lettering stamped in white, mounted cover illustration, gray leaf-pattern endpapers. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $20,000.First trade edition

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        ALS to Squire and Lady Bancroft signed by William Gillette and "Sherlock Holmes".

      1902. Single sheet of plain paper dated February 11th, 1902. Hand written note to Squire Bancroft and Effie Wilton, Lady Bancroft, declining a luncheon invitation due to a previous commitment.Written when Gillette was performing 'Sherlock Holmes' at the Lyceum theatre which he had written in collaboration with Arthur Conan Doyle. Gillette was responsible for the introduction of the curved Briar pipe smoked by Holmes as it made the delivery of his lines easier. He also coined the phrase "Oh, this is elementary, my dear fellow" and reinforced Holmes' sporting of a deerstalker hat, originally drawn by Sydney Paget in the Strand magazine. Squire and Lady Bancroft, themselves noted actors were at this time running the Haymarket Theatre.

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        Letters and Literary Remains

      1902. FITZGERALD, Edward. Letters and Literary Remains of Edward FitzGerald. London and New York: Macmillan, 1902-03. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary full plum morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards, raised bands, green morocco doublures, watered silk free endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $3800.Limited edition, one of only 775 copies, of poet and translator Edward FitzGerald’s delightfully anecdotal and biographically informative correspondence, his justly celebrated and cherished versions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and other works, finely bound in full morocco-gilt.From his days as a student at Trinity College, Cambridge on, FitzGerald’s several close friendships with such luminaries as Tennyson and Carlyle “were directly responsible for one of his finest contributions to literature—his letters. Though not as widely known as his translation of the Rubaiyat”—all four major editions of which (1859, 1868, 1872 and 1879) appear in this set—“they are considered by many to be of equal literary merit. These letters are also important as being the chief source of biographical material about the man… When [William Makepeace] Thackeray was asked which of his old friends he had loved most he replied, ‘Why, dear old Fitz, to be sure” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 224-25). In addition to the correspondence and the Rubaiyat texts, this edition, limited to 775 copies, presents FitzGerald’s renditions of dramas by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Calderon. With engraved frontispiece portrait in each volume. Handsomely bound in full contemporary morocco, the boards elaborately framed in gilt rules and leafy sprays with small morocco onlays to boards and spines. Drabble, 351. Interiors clean. Spines uniformly toned to brown. Expert restoration to a few joints and headcaps. An excellent set in a distinguished, elaborately gilt-decorated binding.

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        Tale of Peter Rabbit

      1902. First Edition . POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London and New York: Frederick Warne, [1902]. 16mo, original brown paper boards, front cover lettering stamped in white, mounted cover illustration, gray leaf-pattern endpapers. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $20,000.First trade edition—among the earliest issues, with first-state text and earliest endpapers—of Potter’s first book, one of the most popular of not only her but also all children’s tales, with 30 charming color illustrations.In 1893, young Beatrix Potter, on holiday with her parents in Scotland, composed a letter to cheer Noel, the child of her former governess, who was suffering from rheumatic fever. ""My dear Noel,"" she began, ""I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits, whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter…"" The Tale of Peter Rabbit was born. Undaunted by multiple publishers' rejections, Potter published the first two private editions of Peter Rabbit at her own expense, both editions totaling only 450 copies—which immediately sold. Publisher Frederick Warne agreed to print the first trade edition of Peter Rabbit and presented for the first time the now-familiar format of Potter's books: the earlier black-and-white line drawings replaced by full-color illustrations and the famous prancing image of Peter mounted on the front cover. ""There are no recognizable differences between the first three printings, except that green boards were introduced after the first printing"" (Linder, 421). First-state text with ""wept big tears"" on page 51, gray leaf pattern endpapers (later changed) and illustrations removed from later editions, such as Potter's caricature of herself as Mrs. McGregor holding a rabbit pie (page 14). Without scarce original dust jacket. Quinby 2. Contemporary gift inscription dated Christmas 1902.Infrequent scattered light soiling to interior; binding exceptionally lovely and fine. A beautiful copy, most rare in this condition.

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        Les Reines de l'aiguille. Modistes et couturi

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