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         The People of the Abyss

      George N Morang & Company, Toronto 1903 - Xiii, 319 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Publishing Date 1903 On Title Page And October 1903 On Copyright Page. First Canadian Edition, "Probably" Simultaneous With And Using The Sheets Of The American First Edition (Which Was Published By Macmillan). A Near Fine Example, Slight Rubbing At Corners, All Gilt Still Brilliant, Covers With Even Dark Blue Color. Newspaper Leader "Jack London Leaves For Japan As War Correspondent For "The Examiner", Including Large Photo Of London, Tipped Onto First Free Endpaper, With Light Offsetting On Facing Front Pastedown; Minute Losses At Top Two Corners Of This Endpaper, And A Light Dampstain Extending 2" X 1/2" At Most From Top Of Prelims And Frontispiece. Hinges Tight. Light Ink Inscription "To Mr. Roberson (?) In Memory April 24, 1905 Alice Clayton" At Top Of Front Pastedown, No Other Marks. [The Oakland Examiner On April 24, 1905, Had A Very Critical Article About London's Talk Given At The University Of California, Berkleley, On Politics Etc.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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         Das Theater - Untersuchungen über das Theater-Bauwerk bei den Klassischen und Modernen Völkern.

      Lehmann & Wentzel (Paul Krebs), Wien. 1903 - First edition. Folio. pp viii, 267. 26 plates, many of them engraved and tinted; numerous other black-and-white drawings. Original wrappers. Covers creased at edges. Several plates spotted. Last gathering of plates loose. Very good. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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         Recherches sur les substances radioactives. 3 Teile. SS. 99-144, 145-203 und 289-326. In: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Tome XXIX/XXX.

      Paris Gauthier-Villars 1903 - (22 x 14 cm). 576 S.; 576 S. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Erste im Buchhandel erhältliche Ausgabe von Curies berühmter Doktorarbeit, im gleichen Jahr erschienen wie ihre in nur wenigen Exemplaren veröffentlichte Original-Dissertation. Die vorliegende Ausgabe wurde von Curie selbst überarbeitet, mit Korrekturen versehen und ergänzt. - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 3, 497; Norman 543; PMM 394; vgl. Horblit 19 (EA)

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         L'assiette au beurre. 3ème année 1903- 1904 complète, n°105 à 156

      Société anonyme des journaux illustrés réunis 1903 - Paris, Société anonyme des journaux illustrés réunis,1903-1904. Revue satirique, humoristique hebdomadaire fondée et dirigée par Samuel-Sigismond Schwarz. Format 25 × 32 cm, sur seize pages en moyenne, avec des dessins en pleine page, en demi page et vignettes majoritairement en couleurs. Numéros 105 à 156, du 4 avril 1903 jusqu'au 26 mars 1904. Avec table des gravures. Reliure d'éditeur beige, premier plat illustré d'un personnage en gaufrage et d'ornements incrustés, titrage, années et numéros en rouge sur le premier plat et au dos. Des rousseurs d'usage et des traces de mouillures sur les plats, intérieur frais, l'ensemble est en bon état. Quelques exemples de numéros à thème : N° 110 du 9 mai 1903 : « Colonisons ! », par GRANDJOUAN avec un avant propos de Léon BLOY ; N°118 du 4 juillet 1903 : « Les rastas », par Xavier GOSE, légendé par Henry KISTEMAECKERS ; N° exceptionnel 123 du 8 août 1903 "L'affaire HUMBERT" par A. WILLETTE accompagné d'un cahier des croquis d'audience par Charles LEANDRE . L'Assiette au beurre est considérée comme une revue graphiquement novatrice (gravures et dessins en pleine page, numéro entier consacré à un thème unique. ). Elle rassemble les meilleurs illustrateurs européens qui y critiquent avec une grande liberté le militarisme, le colonialisme, le cléricalisme, le féminisme et les conditions de travail. Avec environ 10 000 dessins par 200 dessinateurs, l'assiette au beurre constitue un précieux témoignage de la Belle Epoque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1903. Octavo (200 x 138 mm). Contemporary "vellucent" binding by Cedric Chivers of Bath, titles gilt to spine, spine and sides tooled and ruled in gilt with hand painted floral decoration and mother of pearl inlay, gilt-rolled turn-ins, vellum doublures, top edge gilt. Housed in a somewhat later brown cloth slipcase with paper label pasted to side bearing manuscript description. Fine. A gorgeous Chivers-bound Rubaiyat with floral arabesque decoration and unusually extensive mother-of-pearl use. This copy was sent as a Christmas present from J. Oliver Howard of Bernard Quaritch to his aunt C. Nannie Quaritch Wrentmore, with an autograph letter signed dated 22 December 1928 tipped in: "I feel sure the binding will interest you, It has a thin transparent sheet of vellum stretched over the painting and inlay, in the manner of Edwards, the eighteenth century Halifax binder". This is a reprint of FItzgerald's translation of Khayyam's Rubaiyat, first published by Quaritch in 1859.

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         Petits Tableaux Valaisans *

      Säuberlin & Pfeiffer, Vevey 28.2.1903. - Relié toile polychrome 19 x 25, tête teintée. Bien complet du triple signet satiné jaune. vert et rouge, ce dernier sur quelques pauvres centimètres mais. large compensation en fin de notice .-) à cette réserve près, très frais. Nombreuses compositions couleur gravées sur bois de l'auteur, soit 10 hors-texte à pleine page, 53 vignettes et 50 lettrines. Un des plus beaux ouvrages suisses art-déco, ayant nécessité tout le savoir-faire de divers maîtres-artisans. L'éditeur-imprimeur pour qui cet ouvrage fût une première et un défi, recommença inlassablement le tirage des bois jusqu'à satisfaction de l'auteur-artiste, des plus exigeantes il faut le dire, mais avec raison; près de 130 aquarelles furent réalisées en vue des gravures, imprimées en 260 tons différents, d'après 480 bois gravés par 3 artisans.Tiré sur papier teinté qui met tout particulièrement en valeur l'imagerie rustique de cet hommage au pays valaisan et à ses (petites) gens, présenté sous toile de lin à grosse trame qui sauf erreur dût être commandé en Angleterre, le livre est une intégrale réussite.Cet exemplaire exemplaire est enrichi d'une dédicace d'époque signée Marguerite, à son "cher frère Henri", alors âgé de 20 ans tandis que sa soeur est son aînée de 11 ans. Nous n'en connaissons pas d'autres avec envoi, icelui qui plus est de la plus touchante et intime provenance.Exceptionnel :-)[Dubuis 30] Édition originale. L'un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur Montgolfier gris, après 12 Hollande.

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         April Twilights

      Gorham Press, Boston 1903 - Author's very rare first book; a collection of poetry that was published at a vanity press and that Cather reportedly bought up and destroyed all remaining copies 5 years later; olive/brown boards with paper labels Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cornelius Muhilly Rare Books]
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         April Twilights. Poems.

      Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1903 - Octavo. Original grey-brown boards, spine rebacked to style, printed paper label to front cover and another to spine, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, neatly rebacked, light browning to edges; a very good copy. Title page printed in green and black. First edition of the author's first book. Badger's Gorham Press published works at the author's expense, allowing Cather to publish this work whilst teaching English at a school in Pittsburgh. Cather's attitude towards her early poems changed over the years and in 1908, Cather purchased the remaining copies from the publisher and destroyed them. When the book was re-issued in 1923, many of these poems were not reprinted. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         The Book of Common Prayer …; Hymns Ancient and Modern

      London: printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode, Printers to the King's most excellent Majesty,, [1903]. Ruby 32mo (113 x 73 mm), printed on India paper, rounded fore-corners. Original dark green hard-grain morocco, spine lettered in gilt, front cover of silver with a bas-relief design of flowers hallmarked London 1903, maker's mark of William Comyns & Sons, gilt edges. Pencilled date ("March 19 1904") to rear pastedown. One leaf (sig. C1) a little proud and creased at top edge, else an excellent copy. An attractive small prayer and hymnbook with a sculptural floral design in silver on the front cover. Comyns, one of the few London silver manufacturing companies to survive into the twentieth century, came to prominence in the latter part of the nineteenth century for precisely this sort of of neatly executed die-stamped decorative silverwork. " … the company manufactured a vast range of silver hollow-ware and held in excess of 30,000 patterns. Comyns supplied established firms such as Lloyds of London, as well as the Bank of England and the government, and traded with Tiffany of New York for over a century. The company was a specialist in state banqueting services for both governments and royalty. For the Queen's coronation [Comyns] manufactured all the coronets and some of the regalia" (Lomas, Guide to the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, p.55 ).

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         The Book of Common Prayer ; Hymns Ancient and Modern.

      London: printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode, Printers to the King's most excellent Majesty, [1903] - Ruby 32mo (113 x 73 mm), printed on India paper, rounded fore-corners. Original dark green hard-grain morocco, spine lettered in gilt, front cover of silver with a bas-relief design of flowers hallmarked London 1903, maker's mark of William Comyns & Sons, gilt edges. Pencilled date ("March 19 1904") to rear pastedown. One leaf (sig. C1) a little proud and creased at top edge, else an excellent copy. An attractive small prayer and hymnbook with a sculptural floral design in silver on the front cover. Comyns, one of the few London silver manufacturing companies to survive into the twentieth century, came to prominence in the latter part of the nineteenth century for precisely this sort of of neatly executed die-stamped decorative silverwork. " the company manufactured a vast range of silver hollow-ware and held in excess of 30,000 patterns. Comyns supplied established firms such as Lloyds of London, as well as the Bank of England and the government, and traded with Tiffany of New York for over a century. The company was a specialist in state banqueting services for both governments and royalty. For the Queen's coronation [Comyns] manufactured all the coronets and some of the regalia" (Lomas, Guide to the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, p.55 ).

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         The Home: Its Work and Its Influence

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good, with rubbing to cloth at extremities, light fraying at corners and heavy rubbing to spine ends. Discoloration to top edge of rear cover. Front inner hinge slightly exposed, previous owner name stamp to front free end paper. Gilman's scathing attack on the domesticity of women in the early 20th century, asserting that liberation requires getting women out of the house.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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         Einzel-Konstruktionen der Weichen- und Signal-Stellerei. Ausgabe 1903.

      (Braunschweig) 1903 - (33,5 x 22 cm). 4 Bll. Mit Frontispiz und 113 teils doppelblattgroßen Tafeln. Moderner Leinwandband mit aufgezogenem vorderen Original-Einband. "Zum eigenen Gebrauch überreicht(e)" Firmenschrift. - Das Frontispiz mit einer Gesamtansicht der Firma, die Tafeln zeigen Signalstellblöcke, Kurbelwerke, Stellwerke, Gestängeleitungen, Drahtzug-Ablenkungen und -Führungen, Drahtzugspannwerke, Weichen-Spitzenverschlüsse und -Antriebe, Weichen-Verriegelungen, Weichensignale, Kontrollschlösser, Entgleisungsweiche und Gleissperre, Sperr- und Fühlschienen, Schienenkontakte, Armsignale, Scheiben- und Kastensignale, Signalständer und Signalbrücken sowie Schranken. - Stellenweise etwas fingerfleckig. Der aufgezogene Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, sonst gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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         Bonner Durchmusterung des nördlichen Himmels (3 Bände KOMPLETT) - Bd.I: enthaltend die Sternörter von -2° bis +20° Decl. für 1855.0/ Bd.II: enthaltend die Sterörter von +20° bis +41° Decl. für 1855.0/ Bd.III: enthaltend die Sternörter von +41° bis +90° Decl. für 1855.0

      A. Marcus und E. Weber\'s Verlag; 1903. 2., berichtigte Auflage; 378/ 361/ 380 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig/ berieben; Buchrücken mit Beschädigungen im seitlichen Bereich; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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         Bergerac et ses Vins et les Principaux Crus du Département de la Dordogne. [ Edition originale ]

      L. Mulo, Féret et Fil 1903 - Avec 70 vues de châteaux vinicoles, dessinés par M. Marcel de Fonrémis, et deux cartes vinicoles, 1 vol. in-12 br., L. Mulo, Paris, Féret et Fils, Bordeaux, 1903, 384 pp. avec une carte en noir et une grande carte dépliante en couleurs Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, bien complète de ses deux cartes. Bon état (couv. un peu frottée et faible, très bon état intérieur). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Card inscribed in ink: "With much pleasure / Yours very truly / John Lavery / 5 Cromwell Place London SW / December 27, 1903"

      London, 1903. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. Fine condition. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. John Lavery. John Lavery (1856-1941), Belfast-born painter excelled in portraits, genre scenes and landscapes, and, particularly historical works showing notables doing important things (Queen Victoria visiting Glasgow, etc.) which brought him into the Establishment, and a knighthood.

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         DER TANZ DER ZUKUNFT (the dance of the future) eine vorlensung

      Verlegt Bei Eugen Diederichs, Leipzig 1903 - In 16_, bross. ed., pp. 46, ritratto in antip. di Isadora Duncan. Raro biglietto da visita di Isadora Duncan con dedica presumibilmente dell'Autrice applicato all'occhiello. Cop. e prime carte sciolte, etichetta amatoriale al dorso, strappo al piatto post. Discrete condizioni. Raro._ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Invito alla Lettura]
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         Slipper's ABC of Fox Hunting

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1903 - London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1903. First edition. The first edition of a scarce illustrated book. In original pictorial green cloth binding. Externally smart with a few ‘wrinkles’ to the cloth and minor marks. Bumping to the head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound, has been recased at some point, evidence of Sellotape repairs to one or two pages. Pages are very bright and clean. Written by the co-author of “Some Experiences of An Irish R. M.”, Edith Somerville. Somerville was an Irish novelist who often wrote in collaboration with her cousin 'Martin Ross', Violet Martin. She wrote fourteen collaborative novels and had upwards of eight novels penned by herself alone. 'Dedicated in Token of Ancient Friendship to the West Carbery Hounds', printed to leaf following title page. This text contains 20 chromolithographic plates and has an alphabetical guide of short verses to Fox Hunting facing each plate.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – bright and clean with a few wrinkles to the cloth. Joints – good condition. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – pictorial cloth, rear board marked. Page edges – good condition – some marks. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Paste downs – good condition. End papers – good condition. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – some foxing and marks, some Sellotape marks to the first few pages, one or two closed tears without loss to what are very large pages. Binding – good condition – very attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1903 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Indian North Western Railway: Three Souvenir Timetables 1903/1905/1906

      The North Western Railway Press 1903 - Includes: 'Special Trains for His Excellency. The Right Honourable The Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India' 1903, 3pp, single folded sheet, minor surface wear. 'Special Trains conveying Their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess of Wales' 1905, unpaginated, sewn card covers, surface wear to rear, complete with 12 mounted real photograph views. & 'Special Trains for the Tour of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess of Wales, Beluchistan and Sindh' 1906, sewn card covers, light surface wear, minor damage to spine, complete with 12 mounted real photograph views. All three housed in a contemporary headed envelope addressed to H. H. Spalding, District Loco Superintendant, Bhatinda. Very Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers ABA ILAB]
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         Das Mineralbuch. 2 Bände

      Fritz Lehmann Verlag 1903 - - gute Exemplare - Gewicht in Gramm: 3620 Fritz Lehmann Verlag, Stgt., 1903. 440 S. mit 275 Text-Illustrationen, 73 chtomolithographierten Tafeln, 14 Lichtdrucktafeln und 4 Kunstdrucktafeln, original Halbleder mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Quart (etwas berieben/Name auf Titel) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Original Self Caricature Signed on his carte-de-visite, 12mo, New York, 1903

      Caruso has drawn his well known bust length profile in pen and ink. Signed, "Enrico Caruso, New York, [?] 1903." The drawing is rendered on the blank side of this visiting card which reads simply, " Enrico Caruso." The date of the drawing is significant. Caruso made his Metropolitan Opera debut on Nov. 23, 1903 in "Rigoletto" as the Duke of Mantua. Condition: A clear image on sunned background with signature, place and date at the lower portion of the card lighter than the drawing, uneven fading to the card at the lower portion. On printed signature side, there is slight deterioration along one side and pencil docketing. Still, a good miniature signed self portrait by the great tenor. Caruso was the most popular singers in any genre in the first two decades of the 20th Century and one of the most important pioneers of recorded music.

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         The Financial Red Book Of America

      New York: The Financial Directory Association, 1903. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Xxx1v, 338 Pp. Red Cloth, White Lettering. Second Edition 1903A Comprehensive And Well-Researched Compilation Of The Names, City Of Residence, And Primary Business Interests Of All Persons Then Resident In The U.S. Who Were Known To Be Worth $300,000 Or More; Names Organized By City And State. The Most Comprehensive Resource Of Such Information On Personal Wealth By That Date [The 1892 And 1900 Lists Of Millionaires In The Us Omitting Many Of These Names, And Credit Reference Books Of The Period Tend To Omit Much Of This Information]. Ownership Signature Of Colonel Adolphus S. Hubbard Of San Francisco, Former President Of The California Society Of The Sar, Later The Long-Time Secretary Of The California Historical Society, And With A Presentation Letter To Him From The Publishers, Dated January 8, 1904. With A Small Stamp Of The California Historical Society, And Traces Of Removal Of Paper [Bookplates Or Letters] At Left Edges Of Front Endpapers. First Published 1900, This Second Edition Of 1903 Is Rare, Only Two Institutional Copies Located By Worldcat.

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         Signed Photo 1947

      Russian-born American cellist (1903-1976), considered one of the greatest cello players of the 20th century. Nice signed photo, dated by him in April 1947, size is 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition.

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         The Principles of Mathematics. Vol. I.

      Cambridge: At the University Press, 1903 First edition of one of the key books in the history of mathematics. No subsequent volumes were published, as Russell abandoned this project to work on Principia Mathematica with Alfred North Whitehead. Navy cloth with gilt spine. . Large octavo. Top corners, head and foot of spine lightly worn. Endpapers lightly foxed, as usual. former owner's ink signature on front free endpaper. An unusually fine copy, bright and tight. During his days at Trinity College, Cambridge, Russell began an intense study of the foundations of mathematics, in which he discovered "Russell's paradox," challenging the foundations of set theory. In 1903 he finished work the first volume of The Principles of Mathematics, intending to complete the project in a second volume where he planned to cover "a symbolic account of the assimilation of mathematics to logic. "After finding out that his mentor, Alfred North Whitehead, planned to publish a work with practically the same subject matter, he decided to collaborate with him instead (thus the second volume was never published). In seven parts: Part I: The Indefinables of Mathematics. Part II: Number. Part III. Quantity. Part IV. Order. Part V. Infinity and Continuity. Part V: Space. Part VII: Matter and Motion. He states in the preface: "The present work has two main objects. One of these, the proof that all pure mathematics deals exclusively with concepts definable in terms of a very small number of fundamental logical concepts, and that all its propositions are deducible from a very small number of fundamental logical principles…The other object of this work, which occupies Part I., is the explanation of the fundamental concepts which mathematics accepts as indefinable…

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         Die Gebrüder Kip.

      Wien (Hartleben), 1903. - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Gr. 8°. 424 S. mit 61 Textabb. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. fliegender Vorsatz fehlt, sonst feines Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 81-82. Prachtausgabe. dt. EA. Fromm 26376. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight. Offprint from: Journal of the Western Society of Engineers 8 [misprinted "III" on front wrapper], no. 4 (August, 1903).

      Original wrappers. Remnant of label on wrapper. Light wear. Near fine. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue. Presentation copy with the stamp of the Wrights' advisor, mentor, and chief promoter, aviation pioneer Octave Chanute. Chanute was the most important figure in aviation from 1890 to 1910. This is the first account of the Wrights' experiments with motorized gliders. After the glider trials of 1901, the Wrights constructed a wind tunnel in Dayton used for a series of tests of over 200 wing and bi-plane combinations. The men then built a new glider, equipped with a vertical rear rudder which offset the twisting movements caused by the warping of the wings. This report describes the nearly one thousand trial flights made during the summer of 1902 with this superior machine. The machine functioned well. Wilbur declared, "the machine seemed to have reached a higher state of development than the operators" (p. 8). The second objective of the 1902 experiments was "to obtain data for the study of scientific problems involved in flight" (p. 10). Both goals were realized during the six months following the presentation of this report. On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made the first motorized flight in history at Kill Devil Hills, south of Kitty Hawk. Provenance: 1. Octave Chanute (1832-1910), civil and aeronautical engineer, advisor of the Wright brothers (presentation stamp "With respects of O. Chanute, consulting engineer," on front wrapper). 2. Wilhelm Kress, Vienna, with his stamp. Kress was an Austrian engineer whose flying machines were among the most promising of the pre-Wright era. Dibner Heralds of Science 185.

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         Nel paese degli aromi. Diario di una esplorazione nell'Africa Orientale da Obbia ad Alula.

      1903 - Milano, Cogliati, 1903, 8vo legatura originale in tutta tela, titolo in oro, pp. XVI-633 con 165 ill. n.t. 17 carte ed una a col. f.t. Firma autografa dell'A. in antiporta e bella copertina a colori conservata all'interno.

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         THE LANDMARKS CLUB COOK BOOK: A California Collection of the Choicest Recipes from Everywhere, Including a Chapter of the Most Famous Old Californian and Mexican Dishes

      Los Angeles: The Out West Company, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This book was published to raise money for the restoration of the Spanish missions, and before and after pictures of some of the missions are provided in the front of the book. The foreword is by Charles Lummis, the editor of the Los Angeles Times and author of many books of the American Southwest. He's been called "one of the great proselytizers of Hispanic cookery. Lummis includes a chapter on "Spanish American Dishes," which is considered to be one of the first descriptions of Mexican cookery in an American publication. Several works containing Mexican or Mexican inspired dishes preceded this work, including Treasures Old & New (1898), and Mary Johnston's pamphlet Spanish Cooking (1895). But these recipes cover more ground, with over 40 dishes from Mexico and Latin America [Pinedo, Encarnacion's Kitchen]. Photographically illustrated. Octavo, vi, 251 pages. Original green cloth binding, with dark green and red stamping. Period bookplate to the front pastedown. The front hinge is just starting and still quite sound. Minor wear to the corners and tips, with a negligible smudge and a few tiny spots to the front panel; otherwise very good. Bitting 295; Brown 59; Cook 28; Glozer 150; Longone I:6; Zamorano Select 60; not in Cagle.

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         Card inscribed in ink: "With much pleasure / Yours very truly / John Lavery / 5 Cromwell Place London SW / December 27, 1903"

      London, 1903. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. Fine condition. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. John Lavery. John Lavery (1856-1941), Belfast-born painter excelled in portraits, genre scenes and landscapes, and, particularly historical works showing notables doing important things (Queen Victoria visiting Glasgow, etc.) which brought him into the Establishment, and a knighthood.

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         Ibex Shooting in the Himalayas

      London: Sampson Low, 1903. First. Hardcover. VG+. 146 pp, ill. Author's lifetime career of hunting ibex in the Himalayas. One of the best on the subject. VERY rare, perhaps scarce. Lovely solid vg+ (light foxing on some pages, binding lovely) copy in orig gilt cloth.

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         Erzgebirgische Dorfgeschichten. Karl May´s Erstlingswerke. Autorisierte Ausgabe.

      Dresden, Belletristischer Verlag 1903 . O-Leinen mit Deckelbild und floraler Ornamentik, Besitzerstempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt. Buchblock ein wenig schief gelesen, Kapitale und Buchecken mit leichten beschädigungen. 648 Seiten, 12 Vignetten. Erste Buchausgabe - Plaul 372.1. DB 118. Aus Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gerne weitere Abbildungen zu.

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         Blandt Mexicos indianere. 1 - 2.

      1903. Kristiania, H. Aschehoug & Co, 1903. Leks. 8vo. X + 415 + 414 s. Rikt illustrert. Foldet kart. 2 fargeplansjer. Orig. dekorerte helsjirtingbd.. . Ded. fra forf.

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         CONDUCTION OF ELECTRICITY THROUGH GASES

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England 1903 - Octavo, original olive cloth gilt lettered. pp (viii), 566, (2); diagrams and photos in text; indexed. Light rubbing to joints and spine tips; light spotting to spine, gilt spine lettering a little dulled but clear; tanning to page edges, light yellowing to endpapers; front free endpaper has old light ink prices in upper fore corner, a Jan., 1904, ink ownership name and a later owner's 1954 ink inscription; small 1904 owner's name in ink at top of half-title leaf, and he has made a one line ink note to the bottom margin of p. 7; in all, a VG unworn and tight copy, hinges not cracked. Thomson won the 1906 Nobel Prize for physics "in recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases.". Sir Joseph had experimentally demonstrated the existence of the electron, as well as the existence of sub-atomic particles in general, advancing the "plum pudding" model of the atom, that the "corpuscles" (electrons) he discovered floated in a sea of positve charge (a model that went out with his one-time student Rutherford's discovery of the positively charged nucleus.) He also invented the mass spectrometer and discovered the concept of isotopes. Thomson was a gifted teacher as well, seven of his research assistants as well as his own son won their own Nobel Prizes. "I have endeavored in this work to develope the view that the conduction of electricity through gases is due to the presence in the gas of small particles charged with electricity, called ions, which under the influence of electric forces move from one part of the gas to another." - opening of Preface. PMM 386d, under the heading "Cathode Rays". "Thomson had provided experimental proof of the theoretical speculation of Lorenz (378). In doing so, he had revolutionized the science of physics. The 'indescructible' atom was no more and it began to seen likely that the common constituent of all matter was a form of energy. Thomson's discovery opened up new fields in almost every branch of physics and initiated such departments as thermionics and photo-electricity."- PMM. One of the most important published science books of the 20th century. Note: pp vii-viii (Contents leaf) and pp 545-46 (Supplementary Notes, Chapter I) are cancels. Page 545 is hand numbered. Presumably, a second state. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         5. Comp. Grren. Rgt. Königin Olga (1Württ.) Nr. 119, 1903-1905.

      1903. Stuttgart, 1905. Original photograph, albumen print, on original mount, 36,1 x 48 cm. KEYWORDS:photo/germany/grenadier regiment königin olga/stuttgart

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         THE OLDEST MAP WITH THE NAME AMERICA OF THE YEAR 1507 AND THE CARTA MARINA OF THE YEAR 1516

      Wagner'sche Universitats-Buchhandlung and Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, Innsbruck and London 1903 - folio, 55pp., 27 b/w double paged plates; VG-; spine black with no lettering; 1/4 bound with black cloth and tan cloth boards, cloth ties on fore edge, front board has a plate; plates loose within; plates numbered 1-20, 20a, 21-26; introduction bilingual with parallel English and German; boards have suffered some shelfwear, but sturdy; minor water damage to lower inside corners, extends slightly along lower edge, along the gutter of a some of the maps that the water goes up slightly and does hit the map, with the exception of the gutters no water touches the illustrations; some minor damage to lower fore corner of first few pages; recto of title page has some wear not shared by other leaves, including fingerprint smudges and a small rip; plate 8 has a rip in the middle of the fore edge, four inches long; shelved above case 0 or front table. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         N. A. Nekrasov.

      Geneva, Izdanie Zagranichnoi Ligi Russkoi Revoliutsionnoi Sotsial'demokratii, 1903. - 31 pp. Original printed wrappers. 8vo. First edition of the text of a speech held by the father of Russian Marxism, Georgi Plekhanov, in Geneva, on the 25th anniversary of the poet Nikolai Nekrasov's death. Plekhanov here repeats a point made during Nekrasov's funeral in 1878, namely that Nekrasov's literary role dwarfs the achievements of Alexander Pushkin, because it instilled in Russian readers a sense of socio-political responsibility. Initially intended to be published in the journal "Iskra", Plekhanov's text was printed in a separate edition. - Lacking rear wrapper; lower right corner scuffed; else internally very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Eigenhändig geschriebene Korrekturen in Korrekturexemplar von "Im Strom unserer Zeit" Mai/August 1903.

      (1903). gr.8. (wohl erhalten).

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         Historical Memoranda of Breconshire.

      Ellis Owen, Brecon 1903 - 2 Vols + some, bound as 1, 1st ed, VG. In half brown cloth over blue speckled boards, edges rubbed very slightly. Spine, ms title. Internally someone has traced the title onto the fep in red ink, pages have 2 holes at inside edge as though meant for 2 ring binder - both volumes. Vol 1, 1903, [4], [4], 5-208 pp, [1] [1], 1 pl (folding). Vol 2, 1904, [5], (vi) only, [1], 2-204 pp, [1]. special note on the River Usk and the Canal, BOUND with [1], 2-80 pp, The Great Forest of Brecknock cap IV The Forest Award, The Waun Tinker Lawsuit, The Limestone quarries etc. Very scarce. (see Forest of Brecknock by same author) Lloyd, municipal reformer and antiquary, published Historical Memoranda of Breconshire in two volumes in 1903 and 1904, and The Great Forest of Breconshire in 1905. Lloyd collated the papers of Henry Maybery, the Brecon attorney engaged by several of the early south Welsh ironmasters, and published The Early History of the Old South Wales Ironworks in 1906. See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Glocken die im Dunkeln rufen. Gedichte. - Illustrationen von Hugo Steiner-Prag.

      Köln, Schafstein, 1903 - 56 Seiten, 2 Blatt. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser zweiten Veröffentlichung Leppins. - Gelungene Zusammenarbeit von Paul Leppin (1878-1945), einem der Protagonisten des "Jung-Prag" bzw. Prager Kreises, und Hugo Steiner-Prag, der damals in München studierte. - Vorsatzblatt auf der Rückseite mit längerem handschriftlichen Eintrag, datiert 1919. Bindung an einer Stelle angeplatzt, sonst schön tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 18,5 x 15,5 cm. Original-Pappband mit Deckeltitel und goldgehöhter Illustration. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Ideas of Good and Evil

      A.H. Bullen, London 1903 - First edition - one of 1490 copies (Wade 46). Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Lily Yeats (on behalf of both of the author's sisters) to their partner in establishing Dun Emer Industries: "To Evelyn Gleeson with very good wishes from Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. May. 1903. [small clover design]". Gleeson secured the original œ500 funding for the venture; found (and named) Dun Emer House; ran the finances and administration and- as a talented weaver - took charge of that part of the business. The inclusion of the clover leaf is rather poignant - the inscription pre-dates the publication of the first Dun Emer Press title (Yeats's "In the Seven Woods") in July, 1903. Gleeson's deteriorating relationship with the sisters over the next few years - apparently fuelled in part by her fondness for the "water of life" (specifically, Jameson's) - and she wrote-off their debt in 1908 on the understanding that she would keep the Dun Emer name and weaving activities. Boards a little rubbed and soiled, spine label browned and lightly chipped (not affecting lettering): a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A History of British Birds.

      5th. Ed. Pub. John C. Nimmo. 1903 - Six volume set with 400 hand-coloured plates. Royal 8vo. Scattered foxing to early leaves & fore-edges of text block, o/w. contents in fine condition. Some play in the internal bindings. Original, decorated green cloth in exceptionally pleasing, near fine condition. One of the nicest sets we have come across. A set of the fifth (and last) edition of this work which was revised and brought up-to-date. It includes an appendix of recently added species. The plates were also corrected for this edition and the hand-colouring is very pleasing indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Soldaten

      - Josef Wittlich, Gladbach 1903 - 1982 Höhr-Grenzhausen, "Soldaten", Unten mittig signiert, Blattgröße: 90 x 62 cm, Zustand: leicht knittrig, kleinere Farbabplatzer, vereinzelt fleckig. Josef Wittlich wächst als Kind eines Knopfmachers in ärmlichen Verhältnissen auf. Schon als Kind zeichnet und malt er. 1920 geht er angeblich zur Fremdenlegion und arbeitet anschließend einige Jahre als Offiziersbursche in Paris. Zur Zeit der großen Arbeitslosigkeit Ende der 20er Jahre wandert er durch Osteuropa und tippelt durch Bulgarien und Jugoslawien. 1934 kommt er nach Nauort und findet Arbeit als Knecht in der Landwirtschaft und Bimsabbau. In seiner Freizeit malt Josef Wittlich emsig auf Papierbögen. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wird er einberufen und gerät in sowjetische Gefangenschaft. Nach der Flucht aus der Kriegsgefangenschaft findet er Arbeit in Kassel, doch zieht es ihn nach dem Ende des Krieges wieder nach Nauort. Von 1948 bis zu seinem Tod arbeitete und lebte er auf dem Werksgelände der Steuler-Werke in Höhr-Grenzhausen, wo er bis zu seinem Tod arbeitete und malte. Entdeckt wurden seine Werke während eines Werksbesuchs. Ein Künstler recherchierte für eigene Motive und entdeckte die bunten Bilder Wittlichs. „Die Kunst war bei Steuler überall in der Fabrik präsent. Viele Bilder hat er einfach verschenkt. Denn er malte nicht zum Broterwerb, sondern er tat es gern“ Josef Wittlich lässt sich von akademischen Gemälden sowie Kriegsbüchern, Fotos aus Versandhauskatalogen und Illustrierten anregen. Die Bilder des Papstes, von Prinzenpaaren und bekannten Persönlichkeiten seiner Zeit sind jedoch nur Vorlage für seine akzentuierten und abstrahierten Abbilder. Die fertigen Werke heftet er mit Reißzwecken an die Wände seines Arbeitsplatzes. Dort fallen sie 1967 dem Künstler Fred Stelzig bei einem Besuch der Fabrik auf. Er ist von der markanten Handschrift Wittlichs und den schillernden, gleichmäßig aufgetragenen Farben fasziniert. Stelzig ist es zu verdanken, dass Wittlichs reiches Werk das erste Mal 1967 im Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart ausgestellt wird. Es folgen noch zahlreiche Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen im In- und Ausland. Seit 1968 war Wittlich Rentner. Er stirbt unverheiratet und kinderlos 1982 an einem Herzinfarkt. Josef Wittlichs Bildwelt umfasst im Wesentlichen drei Motivfelder: Schlachtenbilder und Soldaten, Porträts von Königinnen und Potentaten sowie Bilder von Frauen insbesondere Mannequins. Wittlichs Malereien wurden bislang vor allem als Outsider-Art rezipiert und seit Ende der 1960er Jahre auch vielfach in Ausstellungen im In- uns Ausland gewürdigt. Seine künstlerische Handschrift steht der Pop-Art von Andy Warhol und Roy Lichtenstein aber auch dem Comic nahe.

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